Thursday, May 19, 2011

11-05-19 Welcome Costa Rica! // Bienvenido Costa Rica! // 欢迎哥斯达黎加!

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11-05-18 Straus-Kahn Legacy // Straus-Kahn 遗产 // Straus-Kahn 遗产

By Ben Rooney, staff reporter February 10, 2011: 4:37 PM ET
NEW YORK (CNNMoney) -- The International Monetary Fund issued a report Thursday on a possible replacement for the dollar as the world's reserve currency.
The IMF said Special Drawing Rights, or SDRs, could help stabilize the global financial system.

May 19 -- IMF general resources credit outstanding increased to 65.5 billion Special Drawing Rights, or SDRs, ($104 billion) on May 12 from 6.0 billion SDRs at December 2007. The so-called new arrangement to borrow, which came into effect on April 1, increased the IMF's available lending resources to 269 billion SDRs on May 12 from 120 billion SDRs on March 31.


11-05-17 Time Magazine: US Becoming the USSR // La revista Time: Convertirse en EE.UU. la URSS // 时代周刊:美国成为苏联

I can't believe I am posting Time magazine...  This is a tipping point of some sort, not sure what sort, yet... :)

Veteran U.S. Diplomat: We Are Becoming the USSR

Posted by Mark Thompson Tuesday, May 17, 2011 at 12:12 pm

Chas Freeman was President Nixon's interpreter during Nixon's historic visit to China in 1972. Now, nearly 40 years later, after an impressive diplomatic and defense career, he's interpreting China for the rest of us.
Last week he said:

The balance of prestige, if not yet the balance of power, between the United States and China has shifted...In some disturbing ways, Sino-American competition is beginning to parallel the contest between us and the Soviet Union in the Cold War. This time, however, the United States is in the fiscally precarious position of the USSR, while China plays the economically robust role we once did.
The worse news:

It is not just that China and others are regaining the regional preeminence they enjoyed before the now defunct era of Western colonialism. It is also that America's fractious politics are now dispiriting rather than inspiring to foreigners and citizens alike. The financial system and economic model of the United States have been discredited in the world's eyes. Few look to us for leadership on either global or regional issues, whatever their nature. Only our military power is fully respected. But, as we have shown the world in Afghanistan, Iraq, and now Libya, there are limits to what military power alone can accomplish.
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11-05-19 Assassination Nation... // Asesinato Nación ... // 刺杀国家...

Information Clearing House Newsletter
News You Won't Find On CNN
May 19, 2011
Assassination Nation:
Are there any limits on President Obama's license to kill?
By James Bovard 
The Obama administration now claims a right to kill Americans without a trial, without notice, and without any chance for targets to legally object. 

11-05-19 Welcome Tanzania - Newest Country! // Tanzania Bienvenido - el país más reciente // 欢迎坦桑尼亚 -最新国


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11-05-19 Welcome France ! // Bienvenido Francia! // 欢迎法国!

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11-05-19 Welcome New Zealand! // Bienvenido Nueva Zelanda! // 新西兰欢迎!

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