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  • World faces wave of epic debt defaults, fears central bank veteran [Situation worse than 2007]

    01/20/2016 7:06:17 AM PST · by SeekAndFind · 21 replies
    The Telegraph ^ | 01/20/2016 | By Ambrose Evans-Pritchard, in Davos
    The global financial system has become dangerously unstable and faces an avalanche of bankruptcies that will test social and political stability, a leading monetary theorist has warned. "The situation is worse than it was in 2007. Our macroeconomic ammunition to fight downturns is essentially all used up," said William White, the Swiss-based chairman of the OECD's review committee and former chief economist of the Bank for International Settlements (BIS). "Debts have continued to build up over the last eight years and they have reached such levels in every part of the world that they have become a potent cause for...
  • 5,000 Swiss Army Troops Will Protect World's Billionaires During Annual Davos Boondoggle

    01/07/2016 4:06:43 PM PST · by amorphous · 14 replies
    Zero Hedge ^ | 7 Jan 2016 | Tyler Durden
    With a new wave of terrorism, mass shootings and unprecedented social violence around the globe now a part of the daily routine for billions of people across both developed and developing nations, one group wants to be certain there is no chance of "close encounters", violent or otherwise, with the peasantry during its upcoming annual boondoggle at the World Economic Forum in Davos. According to Swiss info, when the world's billionaires land their private jets in the gorgeous Swiss town (which at 1,560 m is also the highest town in Europe) on January 20, they will have up to 5,000...
  • Grapevine: A tale of two SOTU responses

    01/22/2015 2:54:28 AM PST · by Olog-hai · 6 replies
    Fox News ^ | Wednesday, January 21, 201 | Bret Baier
    Obama: Many of you have told me that this isn’t what you signed up for—arguing past each other on cable shows, the constant fundraising, always looking over your shoulder at how the base will react to every decision. Imagine if we broke out of these tired old patterns. Imagine if we did something different.Well, that “different” he mentioned didn’t last long. Less than an hour after the speech, a fundraising e-mail from the Democratic Party went out, signed by the president. One frustrated tweeter wrote—quote—“You can’t be serious. After taking a dig at constant fundraising, Obama sends out a fundraising...
  • Davos Forum Warns Over Global Income Inequality [These People are worth MILLION$]

    01/16/2014 5:03:50 AM PST · by SoFloFreeper · 6 replies
    ABC ^ | 1/16/14
    The World Economic Forum says the gap between the rich and the poor is the most likely risk to the global economy in coming years. In its annual risk assessment ahead of next week's gathering of political and business leaders in Davos, Switzerland, the World Economic Forum says income disparity in the wake of the global financial crisis is the "most likely risk to cause an impact on a global scale in the next decade." It warns of a "lost generation" of young people coming of age in the current decade that could hamper the global economic recovery and stoke...
  • The numbers behind the numbers

    09/16/2011 6:42:42 AM PDT · by TheBombshellProject · 1 replies
    BizPac Review ^ | 9-15-2011 | Bill Martin
    The World Economic Forum recently published its annual Global Competiveness Report. Our continual slide from first in 2008 to fifth worldwide has received some coverage by the press, but no one has written about the underlying causes for the drop or given any meaningful insight into who the WEF is and how the rankings are compiled. The mainstream press has completely missed the story. The WEF describes itself as an independent international organization committed to “improving the state of the world by engaging business, political, academic and other leaders of society to shape global, regional and industry agendas.” The rankings...
  • The numbers behind the numbers

    09/16/2011 6:42:25 AM PDT · by TheBombshellProject · 3 replies
    BizPac Review ^ | 9-15-2011 | Bill Martin
    The World Economic Forum recently published its annual Global Competiveness Report. Our continual slide from first in 2008 to fifth worldwide has received some coverage by the press, but no one has written about the underlying causes for the drop or given any meaningful insight into who the WEF is and how the rankings are compiled. The mainstream press has completely missed the story. The WEF describes itself as an independent international organization committed to “improving the state of the world by engaging business, political, academic and other leaders of society to shape global, regional and industry agendas.” The rankings...
  • Before Carly There Was RIchard NixOn (What about "Global Governance?")

    06/08/2010 1:03:34 AM PDT · by Nextrush · 11 replies · 27+ views
    6/8/2010 | Self
    We're all supposed to be really excited that Carly Fiorina is "on our side" because she's been endorsed by various and sundry organizations. The National Rifle Association, the National Right To Life Committee, the Susan B. Anthony List etc. By now, many of us realize these groups have a record of endorsing incumbent politicians and political insiders, plus candidates that are less than 100 percent Pro-Life or Second Amendment. National Right To Life always endorses my GOP congressman as "PRO LIFE" when he only voted Pro-Life 57 percent of the time in 2007 and 2008. Then there's the half-way Second...
  • Fiorina, al-Mansour and the World Economic Forum (Whoa Nelly)

    06/01/2010 9:20:53 PM PDT · by pissant · 59 replies · 983+ views
    CFP ^ | 6/1/10 | JB WIlliams
    When Mr. McAmnesty (John McCain) morphed overnight into Mr. Border Security, under fire from Arizona conservatives fed up with the death and destruction flooding across its southern border, there was no great shock and nobody was in awe… When Tea Party princess Sarah Palin paid her political debt by endorsing former running mate Mr. McAmnesty for re-election to the US Senate, Tea Partiers’ were upset, but not surprised. But when Palin endorsed California candidate Carly Fiorina, running against Barbara Boxer, people were forced to ask who Palin is taking marching orders from these days… Fiorina is famous for her “Fiorina’s...
  • WEF Chief Security Officer Dies in Probable Suicide

    01/26/2010 9:38:02 AM PST · by the invisib1e hand · 11 replies · 1,424+ views
    Bloomberg ^ | 012610
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  • Peres passionately attacks Hamas (must see)

    03/01/2009 6:56:30 PM PST · by ventanax5 · 1 replies · 512+ views
    Peres passionately attacks Hamas
  • Global Television for Our Future Global Leader

    02/09/2009 8:32:32 PM PST · by ForGod'sSake · 9 replies · 1,094+ views
    Right Side News ^ | February 9, 2009 | Cliff Kincaid
    Surprise and even shock were among the reactions to my recent column about how elite members of the World Economic Forum (WEF) meeting in Davos, Switzerland, were considering a proposal for a new global television network to usher in a state of "global governance." It sounded authoritarian, even totalitarian, to some. Here are more of the troubling details. The media proposal, which was included in "The Global Agenda 2009" report, is to create "a new global network" with "the capacity to connect the world, bridging cultures and peoples, and telling us who we are and what we mean to each...
  • Crisis summit signals era of big government (FRom Davos and the World Economic Forum)

    02/01/2009 12:14:24 PM PST · by NormsRevenge · 8 replies · 428+ views
    AFP on Yahoo ^ | 2/1/09 | AFP
    DAVOS, Switzerland (AFP) – The world is entering an era of big government with only state muscle powerful enough to fight the economic crisis, top leaders signalled at the Davos summit. News of mass job losses and fears of social unrest and protectionism reverberated around the gloomy halls of the World Economic Forum. But the absence of any senior member of President Barack Obama's US administration in the Swiss resort and nationalist rumblings in Washington left doubts about how closely the major powers will take up the battle together. The "go-go years" are over, admitted HSBC chairman Stephen Green talking...
  • WEF 2009: Global crisis 'has destroyed 40pc of world wealth'

    01/31/2009 4:04:24 AM PST · by TigerLikesRooster · 50 replies · 1,177+ views
    Telegraph ^ | 01/2909 | Edmund Conway
    WEF 2009: Global crisis 'has destroyed 40pc of world wealth' The past five quarters have seen 40pc of the world's wealth destroyed and business leaders expect the global economic crisis can only get worse. By Edmund Conway in Davos Last Updated: 5:42AM GMT 29 Jan 2009 Steve Schwarzman, chairman of private equity giant Blackstone, said an "almost incomprehensible" amount of cash had evaporated since the financial crisis took hold. "Business will be very different," he added. His comments came on a day of the World Economic Forum characterised by the gloom of its participants and warnings that the crisis will...
  • Caption Bill Clinton at the World Economic Forum

    01/30/2009 10:43:20 AM PST · by Lucky9teen · 21 replies · 845+ views
    Former President Bill Clinton (L) and Klaus Schwab, Founder and Executive Chairman of the World Economic Forum attend a session at the World Economic Forum (WEF) in Davos January 29, 2009 Russian Prime Minsiter Vladimir Putin, center, and former U.S. President Bill Clinton, left, seen during a reception hosted by Putin for participants of the World Economic Forum in Davos, Switzerland, Wednesday, Jan. 28, 2009. Second right is artistic and general director of the Mariinsky Theater Valery Gergiyev.
  • A Very Real New World Order

    01/27/2009 8:41:32 PM PST · by Sammy67 · 40 replies · 1,713+ views
    BorderFireReport ^ | 1/27/09 | Chuck Baldwin
    It is hard to believe, but a majority of Americans (including Christians and conservatives) seem oblivious to the fact that there is a very real, very legitimate New World Order (NWO) unfolding. In the face of overwhelming evidence, most Americans not only seem totally unaware of this reality, they seem unwilling to even remotely entertain the notion. On one hand, it is understandable that so many Americans would be ignorant of the emerging New World Order. After all, the mainstream media refuses to report, or even acknowledge, the NWO. Even "conservative" commentators and talk show hosts such as Rush Limbaugh,...
  • Global Taxes and Global TV Now on the Agenda

    01/27/2009 8:10:10 PM PST · by Sammy67 · 28 replies · 1,045+ views
    FamilySecurityMatters ^ | 1/27/09 | Cliff Kincaid
    President Obama’s pick for Treasury Secretary, Timothy Geithner, is being urged to lay the foundation for “global governance” by considering “international taxation” measures to loot more money from U.S. taxpayers. The recommendation is included in the report, “The Global Agenda 2009,” which is being considered by the World Economic Forum (WEF), meeting in Davos, Switzerland, January 28th - February 1st. The WEF is not an official government group but does include dozens of government, corporate and labor leaders at its annual meetings. Media companies such as News Corporation (parent of Fox News, the Fox Business Network, and the Wall Street...
  • Study: Danes most fearful of Islam

    01/22/2008 3:55:19 PM PST · by WesternCulture · 56 replies · 671+ views
    The Copenhagen Post ^ | 01/22/2008 | The Copenhagen Post
    A new report warns against a lack of dialogue and a widening gap between Islam and the West. Danes are among the most critical of Islam, according to a report by the World Economic Forum (WEF). Some 79 percent of Danes responded in a poll that they considered more interaction with the Muslim world as a threat. The worry was shared by a large majority in other European countries such as Sweden, the Netherlands, Italy and Spain, where up to 67 percent of the population feared more Western interaction with Muslim communities. The message of the report was clear: there...
  • WEF report: US no longer Top in Tech

    03/28/2007 10:38:40 PM PDT · by AKSurprise · 16 replies · 236+ views
    Flame of Freedom ^ | 03/29/07 | Andrew Surprise
    Here’s something humorous for you. A new World Economic Forum report has stated that the United States is no longer the global engine of technological innovation, but instead has been relegated to 7th place, behind Denmark, Sweden, Singapore, Finland, Switzerland, and the Netherlands. The report authored by a Paris business school measured 122 economies around the world. The ruler for these measurements: “technological advancements in general business, the infrastructure available and the extent to which government policy creates a framework necessary for economic development and increased competitiveness”.Caution breeds stability where infrastructure is concerned. More infrastructure can always be created if...
  • Al Jazeera enters the 'information war' - in English

    11/14/2006 5:12:35 AM PST · by SJackson · 14 replies · 1,507+ views
    Jerusalem Post ^ | 11-14-06 | LARRY DERFNER
    Beginning Wednesday, November 15, the sometimes called "CNN of the Arab world," will be out to capture the rest of the world as Al Jazeera International debuts on TV screens globally - in English. The new satellite station will run 24/7, broadcasting 12 hours a day from Al Jazeera's home base in Doha, Qatar, with another four hours each from Washington DC, London and Kuala Lumpur. For star power it will have David Frost doing interviews, with Wednesday's "scoop" scheduled to be his talk with Tony Blair. In its decade on the air, Al Jazeera in Arabic has become the...
  • Forum Sees Threat to U.S. Economy

    09/28/2006 10:24:42 AM PDT · by Paul Ross · 14 replies · 765+ views
    ISA InTech ^ | 9/28/2006 | Staff
    28 September 2006 Forum sees threat to U.S. economyISA InTech, September 28, 2006 The U.S.’s huge budget is not good news, said the World Economic Forum. The Wall Street Journal reported the institute’s annual study of global competitiveness said the U.S. economy is the sixth most competitive in the world, slipping from first place in last year’s ranking. The competitiveness study ranks countries according to a range of criteria—including macroeconomic policies, market regulations, technological development, education systems, and public institutions—that the forum believes influence an economy’s level of productivity, and thereby its ability to sustain economic growth over many years....
  • The End of the World Is Near Bill Clinton Says So

    02/04/2006 2:47:45 PM PST · by Tolerance Sucks Rocks · 47 replies · 1,987+ views
    Center for Individual Freedom ^ | February 3, 2006 | CFIF
    In our urgency to deal with really urgent stuff over the past few weeks, we have been piling up news articles regarding what some regard as a universal urgency. That would be global warming or Global Warming or GLOBAL WARMING, depending on one's perspective, provided that one has a perspective. Bill Clinton, speaking last week at the World Economic Forum in Davos, Switzerland, that mother of all junkets for rich folks who take themselves very seriously, said that GLOBAL WARMING bothered him a bunch. "It's the only thing that I believe has the power to fundamentally end the march of...
  • The U.N.'s plans for global socialist rule

    02/04/2006 2:24:04 AM PST · by JohnHuang2 · 8 replies · 558+ views ^ | Saturday, February 04, 2006 | Henry Lamb
    At the World Economic Forum in Davos, Switzerland, last week, the United Nations Development Program promoted its plan to rule the world through a global socialist economic system. The plan is detailed in a book entitled "The New Public Finance: Responding to Global Challenges", published by Oxford University Press. The U.N. plan identifies seven trillion dollars – that's $7,000,000,000,000 – to be taken from developed nations for use by the U.N. to solve all the world's problems. At the heart of the program is a global pollution-permit trading scheme that would produce $3.64 trillion, according to the U.N. This is...
  • Diggers to stay in Afghanistan

    01/29/2006 12:59:48 PM PST · by naturalman1975 · 4 replies · 195+ views
    The Australian ^ | 30th January 2006 | Samantha Maiden
    AFGHAN President Hamid Karzai has warned that foreign troops may be required in the country until 2015. Amid discussions to boost Australia's military deployment to more than 500 troops, John Howard pledged yesterday to maintain Australia's commitment to the war on terrorism in Afghanistan. But talks are under way in Europe over whether a provincial reconstruction team will require Australia to send more troops this year. Foreign Minister Alexander Downer will hold talks in London this week with UN Secretary-General Kofi Annan, President Karzai, US Secretary of State Condoleezza Rice and British Prime Minister Tony Blair. Mr Karzai told the...
  • Gates promotes business in China

    01/28/2006 8:29:28 PM PST · by maui_hawaii · 3 replies · 292+ views
    DAVOS, Switzerland -- The specter of state censorship and the proliferation of software piracy shouldn't deter technology companies from doing business in China, Bill Gates said Friday. As technology develops and Chinese innovations multiply, those problems gradually will dissipate, the Microsoft Corp. chairman and co-founder said. "I think (the Internet) is contributing to Chinese political engagement. ... Access to the outside world is preventing more censorship," Gates said, referring to China's restrictions on politically sensitive Web sites. Microsoft, Google Inc. and Yahoo Inc. have been criticized for acquiescing to Chinese government demands to block access to certain sites, a move...
  • Gates won't cross China government

    01/28/2006 8:23:20 PM PST · by maui_hawaii · 5 replies · 375+ views
    Bill and Melinda Gates, along with Bono, were honored at the "Persons of the Year" by Time Magazine for their good works. "For being shrewd about doing good, for rewiring politics and re-engineering justice, for making mercy smarter and hope strategic and then daring the rest of us to follow, Bill and Melinda Gates and Bono are Time's Persons of the Year," Time wrote. The $29 billion Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation should earn the Gates' Nobel Prizes and eternal thanks from the entire planet. However, when it comes to the business of the Internet the Bill Gates who built...
  • Angelina Jolie Tells Starstruck Economic Summit in Davos, Switzerland to Stay Focused

    01/28/2006 4:26:02 AM PST · by Dr. Scarpetta · 47 replies · 1,646+ views
    Angelina Jolie told a summit of business leaders and politicians, many driven to distraction by the Hollywood siren, to concentrate on the real issues. "I just think if I can ask anything it's for everybody in this room, including myself, to stay focused on the issues," Jolie, a goodwill ambassador for the U.N. refugee agency, told an audience at the World Economic Forum on Friday. "To follow up on Darfur, to watch what is happening in the courts, to follow up on Nepal ... on Afghanistan," she said. Jolie uses her celebrity pulling power to draw attention to humanitarian crises...
  • In Davos, Part III (Merkel's speech)

    01/28/2006 10:32:33 AM PST · by wolf78 · 7 replies · 495+ views
    NRO - National Review Online ^ | January 27, 2006 | Jay Nordlinger
    Thanks for joining me, for Part III of this journal. Part I appeared on Wednesday, and can be found here. Part II — published yesterday — is found here. Where were we? I think I was talking about Angela Merkel, the new chancellor of Germany. She gives a major address, and it is a surprising (to me) and splendid address: I wish I could link to it, but apparently there is no transcript. Not to worry: I will give you a strong taste of it, from my notes. First, let me say that I myself have not sufficiently reflected on...
  • Michael Douglas in Economic Conference in Davos, Switzerland: "Don't Underestimate Star Power"

    01/28/2006 4:44:30 AM PST · by Dr. Scarpetta · 56 replies · 891+ views
    Yahoo News ^ | 1/27/06
    Michael Douglas knows that those who attend the World Economic Forum can move mountains and make mounds of money. But a little star power — be it Bono, Angelina Jolie or Peter Gabriel — never hurts. "It's an impressive group, to say the least, that covers a broad spectrum," said the 61-year-old actor-producer, adding that the free-flow nature of the event promotes dialogue in a friendly environment. "People seem to let their hair down a little bit and loosen their ties. And there is a lot of give and share that's going on both in front on the panels and...
  • Bono signs big names to fight Aids (Introducing the American Express Red Card)

    01/25/2006 11:53:56 PM PST · by HAL9000 · 22 replies · 656+ views
    Financial Times (UK) (excerpt) ^ | January 26, 2006 | Gary Silverman
    Excerpt - American Express, Converse, Gap and Giorgio Armani are joining with Bono, the rock star, to sell products under a new brand, called “Red”, which will dedicate some of its revenues to fight Aids in Africa. The effort will include the creation of an AmexCo Red credit card that will be marketed first in the UK, targeting an estimated 1.5m British “conscience consumers” who are seen as more likely to buy products associated with a social benefit. AmexCo believes this figure will rise to 4m within three years. Other Red products available this spring will include Converse sports shoes...
  • India and China dominate Davos agenda [World Economic Forum: WEF]

    01/25/2006 9:01:05 AM PST · by Incorrigible · 181+ views
    BBC News ^ | 1/25/2006 | Tim Weber
    India and China dominate Davos agenda By Tim Weber Business Editor, BBC News website, in Davos The rise of China and India, stalled trade talks and worries over high energy prices are high on the agenda as the World Economic Forum (WEF) gets under way. But it's not the heavy topics that make Davos special.The Belvedere hotel in Davos is buzzing. Hundreds of people with excited faces crowd into a huge room, incessantly chatting, forming small clusters here and there, and constantly moving around. Most are complete strangers, but have one thing in common: a white badge the size of...
  • CNN Celebrates 25 Years with Special Programming, Global Conference

    05/29/2005 6:48:32 AM PDT · by pissant · 20 replies · 568+ views
    I-newswire ^ | 5/24/05 | staff
    i-Newswire, 2005-05-24 - CNN/U.S. will air “Defining Moments: 25 Stories that Touched Our Lives” on Wednesday, June 1, an intimate recounting of the biggest television news events from the past quarter century as told by the newsmakers and journalists who lived through them. The two-part special airs from 8 p.m. to 9 p.m. and then from 10 p.m. to 11 p.m. Special anniversary editions of Larry King Live, which is celebrating its 20th year, airs from 9 p.m. to 10 p.m. All times Eastern. On June 1, 1980, CNN signed on the air as the world’s first 24-hour news network....
  • Alien flees after cop dies

    05/12/2005 10:17:45 AM PDT · by Boston Blackie · 32 replies · 1,398+ views
    THE WASHINGTON TIMES ^ | Valerie Richardson
    Raul Garcia-Gomez, 19, is suspected of shooting two Denver police officers at about 1 a.m. Sunday after they refused to let him re-enter a baptismal party. Detective Donald Young, 44, died at the scene after being shot from behind three times in the back and head.
  • American Citizen Barred From Pro-Illegal Immigration Rally; Assaulted, Then Detained By Police

    05/08/2005 9:27:10 AM PDT · by suspects · 92 replies · 3,229+ views
    630 WMAL ^ | May 8, 2005 | Michael Graham
    When opponents of the “Real ID” legislation announced a rally for illegal immigrants and their allies in Montgomery County, MD, there was one immigration-related group I was absolutely certain would not show up: The Bureau of Immigration and Customs Enforcement, the people responsible for actually enforcing our immigration laws. Casa de Maryland and others claimed 5,000 people would gather on Saturday to protest the “Real ID” Act working its way through Congress, and many of these people would be illegal immigrants themselves, we were told. If I were looking for immigration criminals, it’s exactly where I would be. That’s why...
  • Immigrant Groups Fight License Bill

    05/07/2005 9:31:55 AM PDT · by seastay · 37 replies · 1,026+ views
    The Washington Post ^ | May 6, 2005 | Ray Rivera
    Latino and immigrant support groups are mobilizing against the proposed Real ID Act, a federal law that would prohibit states from issuing driver's licenses to illegal immigrants. Immigrant support groups say Real ID would make roads less safe and could erode national security, not improve it. "It will make millions of people that live in our nation hide even more," said Gustavo Torres, executive director of Casa de Maryland, a Latino advocacy group. "They are going to keep driving, keep working, but now they are going to be even more scared to participate in our society, to cooperate with police...
  • "Congressman Reconquista": Immigration Reformers Not Welcome In GOP

    05/06/2005 6:18:42 PM PDT · by Founding Father · 93 replies · 2,716+ views
    The New American ^ | May 7, 2005 | William Norman Grigg
    "Congressman Reconquista": Immigration Reformers Not Welcome In GOP by William Norman Grigg May 7, 2005 According to Utah Congressman Chris Cannon, a shameless flack for the illegal immigrant lobby, those committed to protecting our borders cannot be true Republicans. During a May 4 Washington, D.C. forum sponsored by the Latino Coalition, Representative Chris Cannon (R-Utah), a congressional point man for the Bush administration’s illegal immigrant amnesty proposal, suggested that fellow Republican congressman Tom Tancredo of Colorado "ought to reconsider his membership in the Republican Party," reported the Rocky Mountain News. While Rep. Tancredo, like most politicians, has a lot to...
  • Illegals flow into Arizona like water through a broken dam

    05/07/2005 5:09:05 AM PDT · by billorites · 225 replies · 3,903+ views
    Manchester Union Leader ^ | May 7, 2005 | Renee Downing
    LIKE MANY other southern Arizonans, I am deeply grateful to the few dozen vigilantes calling themselves Minutemen who set up camp along the Arizona-Mexico border last month. That few people around here were much impressed with a bunch of retirees in camouflage playing soldier, and that there turned out to be almost as many reporters as patriots on the ground, was irrelevant: We were just thrilled by the publicity. We’ve been trying to get the rest of the country to notice what’s going on down here for years. U.S. immigration policy has turned the Arizona desert between Tucson and the...
  • People at the top have decided the US will invite in the Third World - the question is, Why?

    05/06/2005 10:52:33 AM PDT · by churchillbuff · 59 replies · 737+ views
    The question that won't go away is, why has a decision been made -- and it clearly has been made -- that the US will not restrict the entry of illegal immigrants? Bush and the other political leaders - of both parties - pay no more than lip service to border control. Meanwhile, the borders remain uncontrolled - obviously by design, because specific strategies for control (such as more funding for border agents) are rejected. Als, Bush reportedly is moving to make illegals eligible to receive Social Security payments. A decision to invite more illegal immigrants in has been made....
  • AIM Report: U.N. Covers Up Payments to Journalists

    05/05/2005 8:14:37 AM PDT · by JesseJane · 9 replies · 898+ views
    Accuracy in Media ^ | March 11, 2005 | unknown
    In the past, U.N. agencies have also sponsored "traveling seminars" for journalists so they write positive stories about U.N. projects. When conservative commentator Armstrong Williams was exposed for taking money from the Bush administration, his credibility was cast into doubt and news organizations expressed regrets for having had him on the air to comment on public policy issues. Williams was tainted by a conflict of interest that should have been revealed to the viewing audience. He was said to be a channel for Bush administration propaganda.
  • Global Tax Almost a Reality ?

    05/03/2005 6:20:11 AM PDT · by clearsight · 27 replies · 814+ views
    News With Views ^ | 05-03-05 | Joan Veon
    By Joan Veon May 3, 2005 At the spring meeting of the IMF/World Bank in Washington, D. C. it was announced that a number of countries will be used to test a $1 tax on airline tickets. This global tax idea has been around for the last twenty years and is now back as a tax that would be relatively easy to put in place. Furthermore, an “International Financing Facility” for immunization will also be set up on a test basis. How could we be this far? For the last ten years I have followed the topic of global...

    03/08/2005 5:50:38 AM PST · by conservativecorner · 11 replies · 570+ views
    JYB Transfinitum ^ | March 7, 2005 | B. Preston
    Over the weekend, I caught CNN removing a damning quote from a story about Italian Communist journalist Guiliana Sgrena, recently released from some form of captivity in Iraq for a reported $6 million ransom, about why she was in Iraq in the first place. She was there, in her own words, to agitate against America and the war-- Sgrena said she "risked everything" to challenge "the Italian government, who didn't want journalists to reach Iraq, and the Americans," who she said don't want the public to see "what really became of that country with the war, and notwithstanding that which...
  • U.S.: Italian Hostage Claim 'Absurd'

    03/07/2005 12:43:57 PM PST · by cyncooper · 45 replies · 1,588+ views
    AP via Fox News ^ | March7, 2005
    WASHINGTON — The White House on Monday said it was "absurd" for a former hostage in Iraq (search) to charge that U.S. military forces may have deliberately targeted her car as she was being rushed to freedom. ~snip~Responding to Sgrena's statement that the car may have been deliberately targeted, McClellan said. "It's absurd to make any such suggestion, that our men and women in uniform would deliberately target innocent civilians. "That's just absurd," McClellan repeated. He said the airport road "has been a place where suicide car bombers have launched attacks. It's been a place where regime elements have fired...
  • Journalist shooting stirs Italian anger

    03/05/2005 3:44:09 PM PST · by Racehorse · 44 replies · 1,422+ views
    ABCNews ^ | 5 March 2005 | Angela Doland
    ROME Mar 5, 2005 — Italy demanded answers Saturday as former hostage Giuliana Sgrena was taken off a flight from Iraq wrapped in a plaid blanket and hooked to an intravenous drip for a shoulder wound inflicted when American troops fired on a car taking her to the Baghdad airport. The Italian agent who negotiated her freedom was hit and died in her arms. The shooting at a U.S. checkpoint in Baghdad stoked anti-war sentiment in Italy, where the public was widely opposed to the government's decision to send 3,000 troops to help U.S.-led efforts to secure the country from...
  • Soros sounds dollar warning (Soros tries to kill America, again)

    02/27/2005 7:59:17 PM PST · by jb6 · 125 replies · 2,124+ views
    GulfNews ^ | 23/2/2005
    Jeddah: George Soros is warning all oil-producing countries about pegging their currencies and oil revenues to the dollar. "The US dollar is weak, and is expected to deteriorate more," said Soros. The famous currency trader and financier warned Russia and other oil-producing countries to sell their oil and price it in euros rather than US dollars, because the US dollar continues to fall against the euro. The US dollar poses a danger to oil-producing countries and their economies, he said. Many central banks intend to peg their currencies to the euro and increase their balances of European currency against the...
  • The World Harm Organization (U.N.'s WHO displaying the symptoms of its politically corrupt sponsor)

    02/23/2005 11:25:38 PM PST · by nickcarraway · 4 replies · 313+ views
    The American Prowler ^ | 2/24/2005 | Doug Bandow
    These days nothing the United Nations touches turns to gold. Even for specialized agencies that theoretically could do good work. When the SARS epidemic was hop scotching across the globe, the World Health Organization (WHO) purported to be in the forefront of efforts to develop treatments and find a cure for the disease. But the WHO was reluctant to send staffers to Taiwan, hard-hit due to its extensive commercial and economic ties with China. For the WHO, politics was more important than health. A better name for the WHO might be the World Harm Organization. Taipei is not a member...
  • Eason's Fable (Bloggers, the old media, and the rise and fall of CNN's Eason Jordan)

    02/17/2005 1:39:29 PM PST · by RWR8189 · 26 replies · 960+ views
    The Weekly Standard ^ | February 17, 2005 | Edward Morrissey
    FOR TWO WEEKS Eason Jordan has been engulfed in a blogswarm. During remarks at the World Economic Forum in Switzerland, the now-former CNN executive accused the U.S. military of deliberately targeting journalists in Iraq for murder. The unleashed fury of the blogosphere eventually overcame a media blackout to force Jordan from his job, discredit the American media, and start a debate on the nature of blogging that derived directly from the mainstream media's attempt to cast the entire effort as a partisan witch hunt.But the media has no one but itself to blame--as it stubbornly refused to acknowledge the existence...
  • Journalist group calls US to account over Iraq

    02/18/2005 6:25:08 AM PST · by Pikamax · 29 replies · 800+ views
    Guardian ^ | 02/18/05 | Dominic Timms
    Journalist group calls US to account over Iraq Dominic Timms Friday February 18, 2005 The US government was today accused of hiding behind a "culture of denial" over the deaths of at least 12 journalists who are alleged to have perished at the hands of the US military in Iraq. Re-igniting the debate that US soldiers deliberately "targeted" journalists during the Iraqi occupation, a press freedom body called on the US to take "responsibility" for its actions in the country. Responding to what it said was the "hounding out" of the CNN news chief, Eason Jordan, the International Federation of...
  • Reprimanding Europe

    02/18/2005 5:44:58 AM PST · by naturalman1975 · 10 replies · 554+ views
    Herald Sun ^ | 1st February 2005
    PRIME Minister John Howard was right to put the Europeans in their place at the World Economic Forum in Switzerland. He spoke out in defence of US President George W. Bush who came under criticism for his Iraq policy. Mr Bush was not present. Mr Howard aimed particularly at the recalcitrant French and Germans. He accused some of the Europeans of having a "negative mindset" that he said was "ridiculous". Mr Howard told journalists later: "Some of the criticism by some of the Europeans is unfair and irrational and I have said so." Equally valid was Mr Howard's justification for...
  • New Website--The Left Unveiled!

    02/15/2005 5:50:51 AM PST · by SJackson · 100 replies · 6,112+ views
    FrontPage Magazine ^ | 2-15-05 | FrontPage Magazine
    DISCOVERTHENETWORK.ORG is David Horowitz's newest website, dedicated to exposing the interconnected web of left-wing activists, organizations, journalists, and financiers that wage political warfare against the United States and her founding ideals. This ever-growing database features encyclopedic profiles of the personalities, agendas, words, deeds, and ultimate goals of the Left. DiscoverTheNetwork has profiled and will continue to a wide-ranging number of left-wing extremists, from feminists to Islamists, from academics to agitators, and from environmental extremists to terrorist sympathizers. When one wishes to look up, say, Ward Churchill, one can search his name at DiscoverTheNetwork and find an in-depth account of his radicalism, as well as links and a diagram showing his connection...
  • Jordan's gone, but his meme lives on

    02/17/2005 7:59:57 AM PST · by JesseJane · 15 replies · 448+ views
    War, Truth and Videotape blog ^ | February 17, 2005 | Rodger Morrow
    It was inevitable from the moment the World Economic Forum decided to change its mind about releasing the videotape of Eason Jordan's remarks at Davos. Consider these "statistics" from an op-ed today in the left-wing Seattle P-I (ht Greg Ransom via Lorie Byrd): Mainstream media reportage in the United States about the occupation in Iraq is being censured, distorted, threatened by the military and controlled by corporations that own the outlets. Recently at the World Economic Forum in Davos, Switzerland, Eason Jordan, a CNN executive, told a panel that the U.S. military deliberately targeted journalists in Iraq. He said he...
  • The Future of Easongate and a New Beginning

    02/17/2005 7:55:27 AM PST · by JesseJane · 288+ views ^ | February 16, 2005 | Bill Roggio
    While the Staff of Easongate would have preferred the release of the tape to fully air all concerns, we believe Eason Jordan’s resignation is an admission of guilt and he has been properly disciplined by stepping down from his responsibilities at CNN. We will continue to follow various stories directly related to Easongate, however the pursuit of the tape will occur elsewhere. The issue of the tape remains a serious impediment to getting to the bottom of this story. Eason Jordan’s resignation did not clear up the serious allegations of United States military personnel intentionally targeting journalists. The media has...