GLOBAL: End of the American empire?

Monday, October 19, 2009

http://thehill.com/blogs/pundits-blog/economy-a-budget/63005-going-bust-the-end-of-an-age

Going bust: The end of an age
By Bernie Quigley – 10/14/09 09:50 AM ET

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We might consider thinking about the benefits of regionalization, because if the U.S. economy is to contract and consolidate, it might contract within a matrix that makes for better packaging than the internal world-without-walls we have now. Does northern New England really need four farm colleges? One might work better. We might begin to think about tax spending and tax breaks to encourage naturally occurring regional cultures and regional community tier economies. We might feature farming where there are farms and factories where there are or have been factories. Because life in the city is different than the hills and prairies and one size does not fit all in temperament, personality, culture and economics.

And we might begin to ask ourselves, How did we get to where we are? What do we want to be? What have we become?

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Would seem that we have to hunker down. Get “small”. And, maybe secession is a good idea to do that?

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MONEY: UN says kill the dollar!

Tuesday, September 8, 2009

http://www.telegraph.co.uk/finance/currency/6152204/UN-wants-new-global-currency-to-replace-dollar.html

UN wants new global currency to replace dollar
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.
By Edmund Conway, Economics Editor
Published: 6:45PM BST 07 Sep 2009

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In essence, the report calls for a new Bretton Woods-style system of managed international exchange rates, meaning central banks would be forced to intervene and either support or push down their currencies depending on how the rest of the world economy is behaving.

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And, why are we in the UN? We’re financing this “barbara streisand” against our own self-interest. We “nuked” Sadam for suggesting oil should be priced in Gold not dollars. Let’s see if we do the same to the UN for a similar suggestion!

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INTERESTING: 50 year old ocean flow mode is wrong; “global warming”?

Monday, May 25, 2009

Ocean Circulation Doesn’t Work As Expected

from Slashdot by kdawson

techno-vampire writes with word that a long-accepted model of deep ocean currents is inaccurate. Deep Sea News has a summary of the research, to be published in Nature. The Woods Hole press release has more details. “A 50 year old model of global thermohaline circulation that predicts a deep Atlantic counter current below the Gulf Stream is now formally called into question by an armada of subsurface RAFOS floats drifting 700 – 1500m deep. Nearly 80% of the RAFOS floats escaped the Deep Western Boundary Current (DWBC), drifting into the open ocean. This confirms suspicions that have been around since the 1990’s, and likely plays havoc with global models of climate change.”

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A fifty year old model is wrong! And “global warming” is based on what model? How old?

Argh!

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