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How China’s Currency Policies Will Change the World – analysis

How China’s Currency Policies Will Change the World

Analysis – AUGUST 26, 2015 | STRATFOR

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Making America Great Again? – By Rosaliene Bacchus

Originally posted on Three Worlds One Vision:

USA Map showing Poverty Rate for Total Population by County 2013

Map of USA showing Poverty Rate for Total Population by County 2013
Source: The Washington Post

Here in the United States, there is a presidential candidate, a businessman-turned-politician, who is leading the polls for his political party. I prefer not to name him; he feeds on media coverage, good or bad. I’ll call him PC. The slogan of his campaign is “Make America Great Again.”

PC promises to resolve the problem of illegal immigrants living in the USA. In his estimation, most of the illegal immigrants from Mexico are criminals. For readers who don’t already know, his solution is to build a wall along our border with Mexico and have the Mexican government pay for it, because they are making lots of money doing business with the U.S. Will building a wall to shut us in from Mexico and the rest of Central America make us great again?

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Freer US Travel to Cuba poses a Challenge – By David Jessop

Freer US Travel to Cuba poses a Challenge

Published on Aug 27 2015 – By David Jessop

cuba

Havana – Cuba

News Americas, LONDON, England, Fri. Aug. 28, 2015: According to the North American trade publication, Travel Weekly, US tourism to Cuba is now growing at such pace that the country is experiencing a shortage of both highly trained Cuban professional guides and non-Cuban certified tour directors to accompany the tours that US Treasury regulations require almost all US visitors to take.

It is just one indication of a situation that as this year goes on may change, if as seems likely the US Administration allows its citizens to travel to Cuba on an individual basis.  Continue reading

Down Liberty Avenue- 2 – By Dr. Dhanpaul Narine

Down Liberty Avenue-2 – By Dr. Dhanpaul Narine

Dr. Dhanpaul Narine

Dr. Dhanpaul Narine

The bus stops at 133 Street and Liberty Avenue. The lady exits and runs to the roti shop for shelter from the rain. In no time she starts a conversation with one of the shoppers.

She has this friend who has a daughter. The problem is that the daughter was involved in a business wedding. She was supposed to divorce the man in a few weeks. But now he is refusing. He wants to stay married. She has someone else and was in the marriage only for the money. What advice can one possibly give? She wants to cut out, he wants to stay in and there are others like them. The attorneys on Liberty are refusing this one!

Check out the Google map and Street view … click here 133 Street and Liberty

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Sen. Bernie Sanders: The Financial Rules Are Rigged to Favor the 1% – video

Sen. Bernie Sanders: The Financial Rules Are Rigged to Favor the 1%

Sen. Bernie Sanders

Sen. Bernie Sanders

Friday, 21 August 2015 –By Amy Goodman, Democracy Now! | Video Interview

Democratic presidential hopeful Bernie Sanders recently convened a panel of economists in Washington to discuss the debt crisis in Greece and throughout the world.

In his opening statement, Sanders talked about the debt crisis in Greece as well as in Puerto Rico. “It is time for creditors to sit down with the governments of Greece and Puerto Rico and work out a debt repayment plan that is fair to both sides,” Sanders said. “The people of Greece and the children of Puerto Rico deserve nothing less.”

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The Magician’s Apprentice – by Uri Avnery

The Magician’s Apprentice – by Uri Avnery  –  22/08/15

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Binyamin Netanyahu

ONE HAS to choose: Binyamin Netanyahu is either incredibly shrewd or incredibly foolish.
Take his Iran policy. Actually, there is little to choose from. Netanyahu has no other policy to speak off.

According to him, Iran constitutes a mortal danger to Israel. If it obtains a nuclear weapon, God forbid, it will use it to annihilate Israel. It must be stopped by any means, preferably by American armed intervention.

This may be quite wrong (as I believe). But it makes sense.  So what did Netanyahu do?

FOR YEARS, he alarmed the world. Every day the cry went out: Save Israel! Prevent the destruction of the Jewish State! Prevent a Second Holocaust! Prevent Iran from producing The Bomb!   Continue reading

GUYANA – Latest Budget and Other News – August 20, 2015

 GUYANA –Latest Budget and Other News – August 20, 2015 – Demerara Waves

Food Waste: Video Commentary by John Oliver + Editorial on food waste in Guyana

Last Week Tonight with John Oliver: Food Waste (HBO)

Published on Jul 19, 2015 – Producers, sellers, and consumers waste tons of food. John Oliver discusses the shocking amount of food we don’t eat in the USA.

UPDATE re GUYANA:  There is also food waste in Guyana…

Wasting what we want – Editorial – Stabroek News – Thu, 20th August 2015 

Along with the ugly concrete high rises that have gone up around the city in the past few years, the ones that have been touted as signs of development by the new opposition, then in government, there has been a noticeable rise in the number of city beggars. Old people and young, they seem to have no qualms about approaching their fellow citizens and asking for a handout. Continue reading

Climate Disruption: Thought of the Week – By Rosaliene Bacchus

Originally posted on Three Worlds One Vision:

Locations of US Power Plants 2013

Locations of US Direct-Emitting Power Plants 2013
Photo Credit: EPA Greenhouse Gas Reporting Program

Fifteen US States to Block EPA’s Clean Power Plan

On August 13, 2015, fifteen state attorneys general petitioned a federal court in Washington to block new U.S. rules to curb carbon emissions from power plants. States requesting the stay are Alabama, Arkansas, Florida, Indiana, Kansas, Kentucky, Louisiana, Michigan, Nebraska, Ohio, Oklahoma, South Dakota, West Virginia, Wisconsin, and Wyoming.
~ See Article by Valerie Volcovici, Reuters, at Climate Central.

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Real Time with Bill Maher: Overtime – August 7, 2015 (HBO) – video

Real Time with Bill Maher: Overtime – August 7, 2015 (HBO) – Video

Bill Maher and his guests – Michael Mann, Lt. Gov. Gavin Newsom, Mary Matalin, Steve Schmidt and Caitlin Flanagan – answer viewer questions after the show.

 Subjects Discussed: 1. Sanctuary Cities in the USA.  2. College Fraternities.   3. Climate Change – sea levels rising.  4.  Joe Biden entering Democratic Race (?).  5.  Legalizing Recreational Marijuana – California ballot in 2016.

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