The dollar should be replaced with a global currency, the United Nations has said, proposing the biggest overhaul of the world's monetary system since the Second World War.
In a radical report, the UN Conference on Trade and Development (UNCTAD) has said the system of currencies and capital rules which binds the world economy is not working properly, and was largely responsible for the financial and economic crises.
It added that the present system, under which the dollar acts as the world's reserve currency , should be subject to a wholesale reconsideration.
Although a number of countries, including China and Russia, have suggested replacing the dollar as the world's reserve currency, the UNCTAD report is the first time a major multinational institution has posited such a suggestion.
Friday, August 19, 2011
In his midday Angelus address, delivered at the apostolic palace, Pope Benedict noted that the feast of the Assumption has “roots in the faith of the early centuries of the Church … Our forefathers were defeated by the Evil One; in the fullness of time, Jesus, the new Adam, and Mary, the new Eve, defeated the enemy definitively, and this is the joy of this day!”
Editor's note: The pope's reference to the Virgin Mary is more akin to Dan Brown's Da Vinci Code or the Egyptian mythology og Isis, Osirus and Horus.
See why the Mary of the Bible is not the same as the Mary of Rome.
THE BUSINESS INSIDER:
"...Anyway, that’s the story: there’s too much debt, it all needs to be rolled up into a new currency so that the losses can get spread around. This new currency system will come about in a top down fashion – meaning supranational institutions like the IMF and World Bank issue the currency and re-define economic regions and trade agreements, forming what essentially amounts to a world government – until there is a bottom up revolution, powered by virtual currencies issued by non-state networks. Whatever kinds of monetary systems emerge out of this mess, gold will likely play a part in this process."
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The Silent Voices of Science
As a result of spraying Corexit, many researchers have highlighted the dangers associated with exposure to the oil and the corexit. Dr. Wilma Subra, a chemist and microbiologist, speaking at “Truth Out for the Gulf Forum,” stated that blood tests taken from Gulf Coast residents who have become ill, reveals exposure to crude oil and the subsequent presence of the well known cancer causing agents of Benzene and Hexane at an average of 36 times the expected rate. Subra also found that Corexit produces the Leukemia causing agents of Ethylbenzene and Xylene at 5.7 and 5.68 times the normal expected levels in her test samples. Subra states that “this deadly toxicity is in the air, it’s in the dispersant and it is in the blood of the people."
Kim Anderson’s Oregon State University (OSU) researchers, from the OSU College of Agricultural Sciences, began a test-retest comparative analysis for the carcinogenic contaminant polycyclic aromatic hydrocarbons (PAHs), and its biodegradable partner, OPAHs, which appears after the application of corexit and subsequent exposure to ultraviolet rays. Stunningly, the OSU researchers found a 40 fold increase in these carcinogenic compounds in the comparative test-retest period. The OSU findings replicate the conclusions of Mace Barron  and the Mace Barron et al  regarding the toxicity of Corexit and its use in the Exxon Valdez oil spill. The Exxon Valdez oil spill and subsequent clean-up activities provides the only case study in the history of the United States involving significant exposure to the types of toxins discussed in this article as the result of an oil spill. Findings, related to the longevity of the Exxon Valdez clean-up workers, are very disturbing as their collective lifespan statistics revealed that the average life expectancy is a mere 51 years of age and nearly all of the Exxon Valdez clean-up workers are dead. ,  These findings can leave little doubt that BP’s use of Corexit has seriously compromised the collective life span of Gulf Coast residents.
THE NEW AMERICAN: Tarek Fatah — a self-described devout Muslim Marxist — has issued a strong warning that there is a Muslim Brotherhood influence at the White House. Fatah, a Canadian, delivered this caution back in June at Canada’s annual “Premier Meeting of the Minds” function; however, his announcement was all but ignored.
At the conference, Fatah expressed his own viewpoints on mainstream and radical Islam, including the Muslim Brotherhood. He asserted, “The religion of Islam is being used as a tool by a fascist force.”
He then moved on to discuss what he views as the influence of the Muslim Brotherhood at the highest level of the federal government. “Instead of bringing victory over the fascist forces of the Muslim Brotherhood, we now recognize that their infiltration is right up to the American White House, but we can’t say that,” he said.
According to Cal Thomas of the Washington Examiner, Fatah may be onto something, as it has been a longtime goal of the Muslim Brotherhood to infiltrate the leadership ranks of the United States. He wrote:
In 1991, a memo written by Mohamed Akram for the Shura Council of the Muslim Brotherhood spelled out the objective of the organization. Akram said the Muslim Brotherhood “must understand that their work in America is a kind of grand Jihad in eliminating and destroying the Western civilization from within and ‘sabotaging’ its miserable house by their hands and the hands of the believers so that it is eliminated and God’s religion is made victorious over all other religions.”
Some observers began to ponder a potential Brotherhood influence when James Clapper, President Obama's Director of National Intelligence, publicly referred to the Muslim Brotherhood as a “heterogeneous” and “largely secular group” just hours after the organization had declared Sharia law as its ultimate goal.
TOKYO - A magnitude-6.8 earthquake jolted north-eastern Japan on Friday and a tsunami warning was issued, the Meteorological Agency said.
The warning was issued for the coastal areas in the prefectures of Fukushima and Miyagi.
No immediate casualties or damage were reported.
The quake occurred at 2:36 pm (0536GMT) with its epicenter off Fukushima prefecture at a depth of 20 kilometers, the agency said.
Editor's note: Expect an increase in severe weather, earthquakes and volcanic activity over the next 8 - 10 days due to the massive solar storm now impacting earth.
Sunday, August 14, 2011
'Electronic Tattoo' to Track Patients’ Vital Signs
An "electronic tattoo" could revolutionize medical sensing, computer gaming and even render the super slick James Bond movie gadgets antiquated.
Researchers have developed a super-thin "skin-patch" that mounts onto the skin like a temporary tattoo and has an array of electronic components that allows researchers to track key vital signs from patients. The patches are already able to monitor the heart, various other muscles and brain activity.
The micro-electronics technology, called an epidermal electronic system (EES), was developed by an international team of researchers from the United States, China and Singapore, and is described in the journal Science, reports the Associated Press.
Wednesday, August 10, 2011
A METEORITE which crashed in Australia more than four decades ago has led to a major new discovery about the nature of humankind.
Writers and filmmakers have for decades hypothesised about little green men "out there" somewhere, but it turns out alien life may actually exist closer to home.
Much, much closer.
NASA overnight said researchers had discovered that some of the building blocks of DNA found in meteorites were actually created in space — lending weight to the idea that life on Earth began with material from the cosmos.
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Friday, August 5, 2011
Thursday, August 4, 2011
The Norway attacker achieved the publicity objective of resurrecting the concept of the modern day Crusades. No doubt proponents of mysticism will use the Norway event to illustrate the need for mystical unity.
The article below highlights the politics of mysticism...
Impact of Islamic mysticism on Tagore discussed in Mashhad
Tehran Times Culture Desk
TEHRAN -- The impact of Islamic mysticism on India’s national poet Gurudev Rabindranath Tagore was discussed during a conference at the Ferdowsi Cultural Center in Mashhad on Friday.
A large number of scholars, professors, writers, poets, Iranian experts on India, enthusiasts of Indo-Iran culture and literature attended the conference, which was cosponsored by the center and the Embassy of India in Tehran.
Iranian experts Mohammad-Jafar Yahaqqi, Parvindokht Mashhur and several other literati delivered speeches during the meeting.
Yahaqqi, while tracing historical connections between India and Iran, said that Mashhad has great importance in relations between India and Iran.