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  • GLOBAL Blackout of YouTube right now..?

    10/16/2018 6:38:41 PM PDT · by gaijin · 172 replies
    Twitter ^ | Oct 11th, 2018 | me
    I'm hearing there is a global blackout of YouTube: I'm not able to load anything. How about your neck of the woods?
  • Inflation Target Regrets

    10/10/2018 12:28:58 PM PDT · by george76 · 4 replies
    Townhall ^ | Oct 09, 2018 | Michael Pento
    For years central banks had been keeping rates near 0%, or below, and at the same time printing over a hundred billion dollars’ worth of fiat currencies each and every month to purchase bonds and stocks. That is all changing now. ... fourteen major global central banks are either in the process right now, or have indicated that they be will next year, in the process of raising interest rates. At the same time, QE on a global net basis will plunge from $180 billion per month at its peak during 2017, to $0 by December…and will then go negative...
  • ‘World Wire’: IBM Launches Stellar-Based Blockchain Payments Platform (Global banking breakthrough)

    09/19/2018 11:16:21 AM PDT · by MarchonDC09122009 · 43 replies
    Yahoo Finance ^ | 9/05/2018 | David Hundeyin
    ‘World Wire’: IBM Launches Stellar-Based Blockchain Payments Platform (Global banking) https://finance.yahoo.com/news/world-wire-ibm-launches-stellar-224015555.html September 5, 2018 David Hundeyin Computing giant IBM has launched a blockchain-based financial solution that it says has the potential to completely upend the existing status quo in global payments and remittances. The new solution called ‘IBM Blockchain World Wire‘ combines the Stellar blockchain with digital assets to make instant money transfers possible of a guaranteed value possible. In July, CCN reported that IBM backed a dollar-pegged stablecoin issued by Stronghold on the Stellar network.  In the same month, IBM announced that it was involved in an environmentally friendly crypto project also built on...
  • Why The U.S. Ranks At The Bottom In A Foreign Aid Index (According to this freelance writer)

    09/18/2018 1:55:22 PM PDT · by gattaca · 22 replies
    NPR ^ | September 18, 2018 | Joanne Lu
    The United States' commitment to global development does not look good compared with that of other wealthy countries — and it's likely to get worse. According to an annual index released Tuesday by the Center for Global Development that ranks 27 of the world's wealthiest countries, the U.S. scored dead last on foreign aid contributions and quality — despite being the largest donor in dollar amount. That's because in 2017, it allocated a mere 0.18 percent of its gross national income for development assistance. That is well short of the 0.7 percent that wealthy countries have committed to strive for...
  • How to fly to a climate change summit? In a private, carbon-spewing jet

    09/16/2018 11:30:50 PM PDT · by KingofZion · 17 replies
    San Francisco Chronicle ^ | September 16, 2018 | Marier & Ross
    One of the hottest spots during the just-concluded Global Climate Action Summit was the private runway at San Francisco International Airport, where SFO spokesman Doug Yakel reports corporate jet traffic was up 30 percent over normal. Airport sources told us that the carbon-spewing corporate jets nearly filled the landing area’s parking slots and that many had flown in for the conference. The three-day climate confab drew more than 4,000 elected officials, business executives and environmentalists from around the globe and was aimed at addressing how to lower the carbon emissions responsible for global warming. The summit was organized by Gov....
  • Cash machines could be mass-hacked in global cyber attack, FBI warns (within days)

    08/13/2018 12:53:50 PM PDT · by MarchonDC09122009 · 95 replies
    UK Telegraph ^ | 8/13/2018 | Natasha Bernal
    Cash machines could be mass-hacked in global cyber attack, FBI warns https://www.telegraph.co.uk/technology/2018/08/13/uk-cash-machines-could-mass-hacked-global-cyber-attack-fbi-warns/ By: Natasha Bernal  13 AUGUST 2018 • 2:06PM Banks have been warned of an imminent threat that their cash machines could be mass-hacked by cyber criminals. In a confidential alert on Friday, America's Federal Bureau of Investigation told international banks that criminals are plotting a concerted global malware attack on cash machines in the next few days.  The FBI issued a warning about a highly choreographed fraud scheme known as an ATM "jackpotting", in which crooks hack a bank or payment card processor and use cloned cards at cash machines around the world to...
  • Now or Never, by Robert Gore

    07/30/2018 4:19:34 AM PDT · by vannrox · 7 replies
    Straight Line Logic ^ | 30JUL18 | Robert Gore
    Strike while the iron is hot. There can be no better advertisement against Democrats, neoconservatives, and never-Trumpers than their display after the Helsinki summit. Whom the gods would destroy they first make mad. The Democrats’ destruction began long before Trump. They are wholly associated with government, their answer to all problems and the source of their identity and power. Where they once had a healthy hostility towards the military and the intelligence agencies, they are now among their stoutest defenders. Their ideology, such as it is, is simply more: more government, taxes, laws, regulations, revenues, power, surveillance, wars, and programs,...
  • The Pit Bull Problem. A Few Root Causes

    07/06/2018 7:09:14 PM PDT · by Norski · 93 replies
    Charles Danten Blogspot ^ | July 6, 2018 | Charles Danten, former veterinarian
    The Humanization of Animals From the beginning of domestication, our ancestors in their great wisdom worked hard to erect a barrier between animals and humans in order to avoid falling into the trap of animal humanization and the very damaging sentimentality that accompanies it, as much for animals as for humans. Since animals are not inert objects that can be exploited at will without any risk of illness, injury, and environmental damage, it was necessary for reasons of common sense to take precautions to avoid the worst. PETER SINGER But for the past fifty years or so, animal advocates, such...
  • Number One Again: US Restores Top Ranking As Most Competitive Global Economy, As Democrats Fret

    06/05/2018 11:44:01 AM PDT · by Signalman · 9 replies
    Town Hall ^ | 6/5/2018 | Guy Benson
    US voters will differ sharply on whether President Trump has 'made America great again,' but the economy over which he's presiding is undeniably on the upswing -- with several of his key policies playing essential roles in that comeback. The latest piece of data that fortifies America's renewed economic vigor is a surge in international competitiveness, as measured by a closely-watched annual ranking from a Switzerland-based think tank. Following tax reform's burst of hiring and growth, the United States has 'leapfrogged' back into the top slot (via Bloomberg): The U.S. dethroned Hong Kong to retake first place among the world’s...
  • Are the Rothschilds working on own cryptocurrency 'IMMO'

    05/29/2018 1:46:37 PM PDT · by MarchonDC09122009 · 61 replies
    Econotimes ^ | 5/28/2018 | Econotimes
    Are the Rothschilds working on own cryptocurrency 'IMMO'? Mon, May 28, 2018 7:24 AM A number of reports are currently floating in the media about the Rothschild’s own cryptocurrency project – IMMO. For the uninitiated, Rothschild & Co is one of the world's largest independent financial advisory groups. The Rothschild family has for ages been considered one of the wealthiest and most influential families in the world and has been at the heart of a number of conspiracy theories. Earlier this month, Rothschild & Co announced that Alexandre de Rothschild will be appointed as Executive Chairman of Rothschild & Co...
  • IMF creates Global Private and Public Debt Database for all countries going back to 1950s

    05/15/2018 7:14:31 AM PDT · by MarchonDC09122009 · 16 replies
    IMF ^ | 05/14/2018 | IMF
    IMF creates Global Private and Public Debt Database for all countries going back to 1950s. https://www.imf.org/en/Publications/WP/Issues/2018/05/14/Global-Debt-Database-Methodology-and-Sources-45838
  • After 30 Years, Alarmists Are Still Predicting A Global Warming ‘Apocalypse’

    11/25/2017 2:44:15 PM PST · by Incorrigible · 35 replies
    The Daily Caller ^ | 11/25/2017 | Michael Bastasch
    After 30 Years, Alarmists Are Still Predicting A Global Warming ‘Apocalypse’ Michael BastaschFor at least three decades scientists and environmental activists have been warning that the world is on the verge of a global warming “apocalypse” that will flood coastal cities, tear up roads and bridges with mega-storms and bring widespread famine and misery to much of the world.The only solution, they say, is to rid the world of fossil fuels — coal, natural gas and oil — that serve as the pillars of modern society. Only quick, decisive global action can avert the worst effects of manmade climate change,...
  • Readout of the Meeting of the Small Group of the Global Coalition to Defeat ISIS in Jordan

    11/15/2017 4:34:19 PM PST · by Texas Fossil · 8 replies
    Media NoteOffice of the Spokesperson (U.S. Department of State) Washington, DC November 15, 2017 Senior diplomatic representatives from the Small Group of the Global Coalition to Defeat ISIS met today in Jordan to review our global campaign to defeat this terrorist organization. Special Presidential Envoy for the Global Coalition Brett McGurk provided an update on progress in Iraq and Syria. He noted since our coalition was formed in 2014, ISIS has lost 95 percent of the territory it once controlled in Iraq and Syria. More than 7.5 million people have now been liberated from ISIS, 2.6 million displaced Iraqis...
  • Science proves kids are bad for Earth. Morality suggests we stop having them.

    11/15/2017 11:54:55 AM PST · by C19fan · 129 replies
    NBC News ^ | November 15, 2017 | Travis Rieder
    A startling and honestly distressing view is beginning to receive serious consideration in both academic and popular discussions of climate change ethics. According to this view, having a child is a major contributor to climate change. The logical takeaway here is that everyone on Earth ought to consider having fewer children. Although culturally controversial, the scientific half of this position is fairly well-established. Several years ago, scientists showed that having a child, especially for the world’s wealthy, is one of the worst things you can do for the environment. That data was recycled this past summer in a paper showing...
  • Blockbuster Assessment: Humans Likely Responsible For Virtually All Global Warming Since 1950s

    11/05/2017 7:43:59 AM PST · by EagleUSA · 58 replies
    Weather Underground ^ | 11/3/2017 | Bob Henson
    Humans are likely responsible for 93 - 123% of Earth’s net global warming after 1950, says a blockbuster climate report issued on Friday. The Climate Science Special Report is the first product released by the Fourth National Climate Assessment (NCA); the core assessment itself, focusing on impacts, will be released in 2018. The NCA is an congressionally mandated quadrennial effort by hundreds of U.S. scientists to assess how the climate is changing in the United States. The project is carried out by the U.S. Global Change Research Program. Preparation of the report included workshops around the nation, a public-comment period...
  • Academic Innocents Abroad

    09/27/2017 7:49:51 AM PDT · by Academiadotorg · 13 replies
    Accuracy in Academia ^ | September 26, 2017 | Malcolm A. Kline
    This is a "whatever became of?" blog. When old established universities opened branch campuses abroad in the first decade of this century, the education press was full of glowing coverage generated by university press releases but the news from abroad has slowed to a trickle, and it’s not because nothing is happening there. Andrew Ross, in the latest issue of the Academe journal published by the American Association of University Professors (AAUP) updates us on what happened when American academics decided to go international i n a big way. "The outcomes of this rush to go offshore were uneven," Ross...
  • POLL: Is Man-made Global Warming causing an increase in hurricane frequency and strength?

    09/09/2017 11:27:19 AM PDT · by Jeff Chandler · 44 replies
    Is Man-made Global Warming causing an increase in hurricane frequency and strength? Yes No I'm not sure
  • POLL: Does Hurricane Harvey prove the man-made Global Warming threat?

    09/02/2017 1:46:41 PM PDT · by Jeff Chandler · 31 replies
    Does Hurricane Harvey prove the man-made Global Warming threat? Yes - Human activity is to blame for the destruction No - Harvey was the first Category 3+ hurricane to reach the U.S. in almost 12 years I'm not sure
  • Tillerson confirms North Korea ICBM test, calls for 'global action'

    07/04/2017 3:59:14 PM PDT · by ColdOne · 15 replies
    washingtonexaminer.com ^ | 7/4/17 | Travis J. Tritten
    Secretary of State Rex Tillerson on Tuesday confirmed and condemned North Korea's test launch of an intercontinental ballistic missile and called for "global action" to cut off the rogue regime. The United States will take the issue to the U.N. Security Council and press for stronger sanctions to hold North Korea accountable, Tillerson said in a written statement.
  • UN wants a universal digital ID for your data (cnet)

    06/22/2017 10:51:36 AM PDT · by MarchonDC09122009 · 37 replies
    CNET ^ | 06/20/2017 | Alfred Ng
    UN wants a universal digital ID for your data Humanitarians and tech companies say a digital form of identification would be particularly useful for refugees separated from their personal documents. Maja Vujinovic knows first-hand what it's like to be at a border when you don't have identification. In 1993, her family was escaping Yugoslavia as its sovereignty was crumbling. At one border check, she heard a guard yelling, "So what? They don't exist. You can do with them what you'd like." Because Yugoslavia stopped existing as a nation, countries weren't recognizing the IDs of its onetime citizens, Vujinovic said. Officially,...