FIRES BURNING IN MONTENEGRO, CROATIA WHILE NATO, EU BUREAUCRATS “FIDDLE”

I just got off the Skype with my sister who is currently at their vacation home in Krasici, Montenegro.

“It is terrible, the stink, the heat, the smoke…” she said. “We have not been able to sleep at our home for two nights now.”

Luckily, they had good friends in the nearby town of Tivat, which is farther away from the fires, who put them up at their home for two nights.

“What about NATO?” I said. “Where are they now when Montenegro needs them?”

“I know,” my sister replied. “That’s what a lot of people here are saying. They are embittered and angry both at the EU and NATO. They sent a request for help to Brusseles, two days ago, and the bureaucrats are still ‘considering it’.”

Montenegro government recently became the latest NATO member, betraying its own Serbian population and Serbia, with which it had been united and thus also a target of the NATO bombing in 1999.

Here are some images a friend of mine, Rada Kovilic, who is currently on Lustica peninsula in Montenegro, posted on her Facebook page, along with some BBC news photos.

 

Which brings back a memory of something that happened actually on this day, July 19, 1,953 years ago not far from Montenegro and Croatia which are burning today.

LIKE NERO, LIKE NATO/EU: FIRES BURNING IN MONTENEGRO, CROATIA WHILE NATO, EU BUREAUCRATS “FIDDLE”

Legend has it that Roman Emperor Nero fiddled (or played a lyre in another version) while Rome burned. The year was 64 AD. Thee fire started on July 19 – yes, on this very day 1,953 years ago! The fires raged on for six days destroying 70% of the Roman empire’s capital.

It would appear the tragic scenario is being repeated again today, only on the other side of the Adriatic. Raging brush and forest fires in Montenegro and Croatia and devastating the landscape, ruining vacations in the high tourist season, and forcing evacuations (see this BBC report – http://www.bbc.com/news/world-europe-40642342).

And once again, just like the insensitive ruler of Rome nearly two millennia ago, the leaders of the EU and NATO are “fiddling” while fires are devastating parts of the Adriatic coast.

 

UKRAINE SENT SPECIAL ANTONOV “FIREKILLER” AIRPLANE TO SAVE THE DAY

Luckily, not everybody is so indifferent to human suffering and tragedy as are the EU and NATO bureaucrats. You won’t believe who the first country was to react and send tangible help to Montenegro?

Ukraine! Yes, the poor Eastern European country that the EU and NATO are both exploiting and propping up in their antagonism against Russia. My sister told me that Ukraine sent yesterday a big Antonov aircraft which is especially build to fight forest fires like this. Except for refueling and re-watering, the airplane has been flying non-stop for the last 24 hours. And WINNING the war against the FIRES!!

 

BULGARIA ALSO HELPED

“Tonight is the first night that we can really breathe at our (Krasici) home,” my sister said.

So this will be the first night in three days that they will be able to sleep at home.

She also said that another poor Eastern European country – Bulgaria – had sent several helicopters to fight the fires.  But in the meantime, new fires had broken out near Podgorica, Montenegro’s capital. So the Bulgarian helicopters were diverted to fight those fires, leaving the Ukrainian Antonov to finish the job near Krasici and the Lustica peninsula.

TRUMP REACHES OUT TO RUSSIA

Truth in Media Editorial

TRUMP REACHES OUT TO RUSSIA

Congressional “death merchants'” war dogs start barking, fearing peace may break out

Truth be told, they and the lamestream media started barking against a possible Trump-Tillerson foreign policy ticket well before today’s announcement. And now, their worst fears have come true. They are losing control of US foreign policy, their sacred turf since almost a century ago. Neither Trump nor Tillerson are members of their “elite” New World Order clubs.

It was almost comical to see the headlines and the comments in the lamestream media about Donald Trump’s ultimate pick for Secretary of State, the Exxon-Mobil chairman Rex Tillerson.

Congressional war dogs, who have been for decades barking out venom against Russia as obedient servants of American corporate “death merchants,” are terrified that peace may finally break out. Which would mean they’d be, of course, out of work. So now they are threatening a fight over Tillerson’s confirmation.

Well, that’s sort of predictable. Having lost the election, they are now trying to sabotage the work Trump is trying to do. They will lose. As they did in November.

Maybe the Secretary of State confirmation hearings will give Rex Tillerson a chance to earn the nickname T-Rex (Tyrannosaurus Rex) – the most fearsome of all prehistoric animals. Hopefully Rex will devour the NWO congressional war dogs for breakfast, and then he and Trump together will finish off their puppet masters for dinner. 🙂 That’s my wishful thinking anyway.

And then – peace may finally break out. God willing.

If that were to come to pass, I could even forgive Trump giving Hillary a free out of jail pass.

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NEWS STORY (London Guardian)

Trump picks Tillerson for state department

Donald Trump has nominated Rex Tillerson, the president and chief executive of ExxonMobil, as secretary of state. “His tenacity, broad experience and deep understanding of geopolitics make him an excellent choice for secretary of state,” the president-elect said in a statement.

The selection of the ExxonMobil president marks the end of a drawn-out search to fill the position, during which time Trump considered several potential contenders, including former presidential candidate Mitt Romney – who was very critical of Trump during the election campaign – former New York mayor Rudy Giuliani and former CIA chief David Petraeus.

However, Tillerson’s approval by the Senate is far from guaranteed. His close ties to Russia, where he has completed a number of projects and was awarded the Order of Friendship by Vladimir Putin in 2013, as well as his lack of experience will be cause for concern for senators from both parties.

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UPDATE DEC 14, 2016

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TRUMP PUTS HIS FOOT DOWN ON CODDLING CHINA AND DEMONIZING RUSSIA

T-REX APPOINTMENT AND TAIWAN CALL COULD CAUSE A RIFT NOT JUST BETWEEN CHINA AND U.S. BUT ALSO BETWEEN CHINA AND RUSSIA

For a man who was said to have no foreign policy experience, Donald Trump made two presidentially deft geopolitical moves this month. Both are aimed at neutralizing China’s growing power in the world and stopping the demonization of Russia.  So Trump is already starting to shake up the world even if he is not even president yet.

“ONE CHINA” CHALLENGE

Trump’s first bold move was to take a phone call on Dec. 2 from Taiwan’s President, Tsai Ing-wen. This set off alarms in Beijing. Red China’s leaders are now fearing that Trump may be challenging their longstanding “one China” policy.

If so, Trump will playing Nixon’s “China-card” in reverse, by wooing Moscow to isolate Beijing. And not just Nixon’s card. George H. Bush not only looked the other way when Chinese communist leaders massacred thousands of Tiananmen Square pro-democracy demonstrators on June 4, 1989. He rewarded them with hundreds of billions of dollars in foreign investments that turned China into a virtual factory of the world over the next decade (see China: Real Cold War Winner – Russia Is Still a Bogey, March 2002 – https://goo.gl/Gct43i).

This writer had spent a lot of ink in his global business and geopolitical articles in the 1990s railing against the foolhardiness of such policies (see, for example,  Who Lost China?, Aug 1999 – https://goo.gl/skw76B,  Killing Russia Softly, Apr 1997 – https://goo.gl/C0Erm9).

REACHING OUT TO RUSSIA

Xi Jinping, China’s president, referred to Russia and China as “friends forever.” That assertion will now have to pass a Trump test.

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Because Trump’s second foreign policy move this month – appointing the ExxonMobil CEO Rex Tillerson Secretary of State – threatens to cause a possible rift between Russia and China. Until now, the two bedrock members of anti-New World Order BRICS organization – Russia and China – have been close allies, united in their resistance to the U.S. global hegemony.

But Tillerson enjoys historic ties with Vladimir Putin and Russia, where he was awarded the Order of Friendship, he enjoys no such history with China (see ‘Friends forever’? China wary of Rex Tillerson wooing away Russia, Guardian, Dec 14, 2016). And we already know what his new boss thinks of China.

WEAPONIZING US TREASURIES AGAINST CHINA

In fact, some commentators say that Trump may be Weaponizing China’s $1.16 Trillion of US Treasuries (e.g., Daniel Kruger, Forbes CONTRIBUTOR).

China is the largest holder of US Treasuries. It held $1.16 trillion of U.S. government debt as of September. For more than a decade, politicians have expressed concern that China and other foreign government could use their significant stakes in Treasuries against the U.S. by dumping them on the market. Such a move would potentially drive borrowing costs in the U.S. higher, they argued.

True. But this would also hurt China’s exports – the sacred cow of its communist government. Because should China try to dump the Treasuries, it would weaken the dollar and bolster its currency, known variously as the yuan and the renminbi. Which means the price of Chinese goods would rise, thus diminishing their global market appeal.

So selling off treasuries would be China cutting off its nose to spite itself. Or shooting itself in the foot to hurt the U.S. Chinese leaders are ruthless communists but they are not stupid. And Trump knows it. So he is using their massive treasuries holdings as a weapon with which to wag their tail.

So do you still think America’s president-elect is inexperienced in foreign affairs?

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Truth in Media Editorial – Part 3

UPDATE DEC 14, 2016 

HOW U.S. (Bill Clinton) RIGGED RUSSIA’S 1996 ELECTION FOR YELTSIN’S SECOND TERM

What’s good for the goose isn’t good for the gander?

During presidential campaign, and even now, the lamestream media keep fabricating stories about Russia’s alleged rigging of the U.S. election without offering any proof. Perhaps that’s because the establishment stooges remember how they did just that in Russia 20 years ago.

In early 1996, Boris Yeltsin’s approval rate was in the single digits. He had carried out a presidential coup, started a sham war in Chechnya, and had helped oligarchs pillage the nation which brought the economy to its knees, with people like this little girl in Moscow starving and forced to beg for food.

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Yet in July 1996, he was elected president for the second time. How did this happen?

“It took one of the most unfair, costliest and most fraudulent election battles in the history of democracy,” writes Mark Nicholas on Dec 12, 2016 in RUSSIA INSIDER. “All with the complicity of the United States which backed the Russian alcoholic in chief every step of the way (as it had during the ’93 coup).”

(see If Russia Did Rig the US Election It Would Only Be Payback for Yeltsin’s Second Term: http://russia-insider.com/en/if-russia-did-rig-us-election-it-would-only-be-payback-yeltsins-second-term/ri18129).

Alleging Russia’s complicity in Donald Trump’s win is merely a sign of desperation. Like Don Quixote, the New World Order establishment are swinging at the windmills. They won’t be doing it for much longer.

Even before Trump has been sworn in, he is starting to drive the New World Order snakes out of America, just as Saint Patrick did in Ireland in the 5th century (see the Truth in Media editorial New World Order Snakes to Be Expelled from America, Oct 24, 2016).  That’s a hopeful sign.

Let us pray that he continues draining the swamp faithfully after he assumes office.

For more, see… https://goo.gl/8bWPso

PS: By the way, Russia, Serbia and China were the only countries that expected Trump to win. Take a look at this chart.

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Truth in Media Editorial – Part 4

UPDATE DEC 15, 2016 

TOWARD A TRIPOLAR WORLD

If Donald Trump is really as smart as his early moves suggest, he will realize that alienating China will NOT “Make America Great Again,” his election slogan. Only a true partnership between the three global power centers will. Which, at the present time means, the U.S., Russia and China.

Why?

Because since time immemorial, triangles have been the building blocks that offer both strength and stability.

Think Trinity if you are religiously inclined. Think Giza Pyramids if you are a history buff. Think Merkaba*, an ancient symbol of creation, if you are spiritually endowed. Think milking stool, if you are a farmer. A milking stool has three legs for one simple reason. It’s nearly impossible to knock it over. Which comes handy with a restless cow. Or a world in a state of flux.

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The 20th century has shown us that bipolar worlds do not work. Superpowers do not last. Before you know it, one partner will switch sides and turn on the other. They are easy to knock down and can lead to anarchy. And to world wars.

So if Trump really wants to make America great again, he must do so by mending fences with all nations, especially the most power-hungry ones. Like China. Not by appeasing them. Not by bombing them. Nor bribing them with U.S. investments. But by using the U.S. assets as leverage against China’s power plays so as to keep its ambitions in check.

Let us hope and pray that Trump is as wise as he is smart.

*NOTE: Merkaba is a geometrically precise field that is formed from the pattern of the first eight cells of the fertilized zygote. The location of these eight cells is in the geometrical center of the human body in the base or root chakra. The eight cells also provide the center point for all of the energy fields and grids that surround the body. Thus, the Merkaba field is the matrix of creation.

Merkaba is both an Egyptian and Hebrew word for the field of light energy and information that radiates from the human body as the star tetrahedron, also known as the Star of David. Here it is as the sacred place at the Earth’s solar chakra at the Rainbow Shower in Maui. Around the two triangles is the circle which provides the balance between them. And around the circles are the 12 petals of the Zodiac system, completing the ancient Sanskrit symbol of Anahata – the heart chakra.

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HIGH COST OF CHEAP IMPORTS

A MORAL DILEMMA: TO BUY OR NOT TO BUY?

SHOPPERS OF CHEAP IMPORTS HAVE BLOOD ON THEIR HANDS: AIR POLLUTION KILLS 4,400 EVERY DAY IN CHINA

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PARADOXIC FLIP SIDE OF FREE TRADE DEALS: SAVING AMERICAN LIVES BY EXPORTING DEADLY INDUSTRIES OVERSEAS

One of the most popular sports in American politics is hurling rocks at business leaders and politicians who have supported free trade agreements. Such as Barack Obama’s recent TPP deal. Or his earlier KORUS agreement with Korea. Or Bill Clinton’s NAFTA deal. Or George W. Bush’s ushering of China into WTO (World Trade Organization).

One can easily understand why that is so. All these trade deals have meant losses of millions of American jobs (see Free Trade Costs American Jobs, Newsweek, May 18, 2105 – an excerpt below).

And not only that. As this writer has pointed out in a number of his 1990s geopolitical columns, in a global economy, low wage competition from abroad, including rampant immigration, has meant lower wages for the remaining American jobs.

“The roots of the immigration lie in the liberal elite’s economic interests.

Namely, the lower-paid immigrants not just displace the indigenous workers; they help lower the overall wages of the local people by merely competing for jobs.

The winners, of course, are the business and government elites who own and run large corporations. The “Princes of the 20th Century” are the New World Order’s new aristocracy.” (An excerpt from PLUTOCRATS OF THE NEW WORLD ORDER, Washington Times, May 1997).

“Given that there are roughly 100 million non-college-educated workers in the U.S. economy (about 70 percent of the labor force), the scale of wage losses suffered by this group translates to roughly $180 billion,” the Newsweek estimated in May. Across the full American work force of 157 million, the income losses are even greater.

No wonder, therefore, that people across America rail at the business leaders and politicians who support free trade agreements that result in exports of American jobs abroad. And that’s something that’s been going on for a quarter century now. Remember Ross Perot’s sound byte from the 1992 presidential debate about the “giant sucking sound” of American jobs going overseas?”

PARADOXIC FLIP SIDE OF FREE TRADE DEALS: SAVING AMERICAN LIVES BY EXPORTING DEADLY INDUSTRIES OVERSEAS

But as with most things in life, there is a flip side to these arguments. And it’s something no politician wants to get caught dead talking about. Because there is a hidden high cost of free trade deals.

Tens of thousands of people around the world die every day so American shoppers can enjoy cheap imports. Air pollution is killing 4,400 people every day in China, a new research study has found, according to Aug 14 Huffington Post.

So knowing that, all of the mad shoppers and bargain hunters at Walmart, Target, Sears and other major retailers across the country should know that have blood on their hands, figuratively speaking. Every time they buy a cheap “made in China” or some other low-wage country.

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Which is why they are now facing a moral dilemma:

Is saving a buck in America worth killing thousands of people overseas? Worse, is it worth killing our planet?

Because air and chemical pollution kills indiscriminately. It does not kill just the humans. The total environmental costs are, therefore, incalculable.

Occasionally, we are reminded of that by the Spirit realm when industrial disasters occur. Such as the Aug 12 explosion at the Tianjin chemical factory in China that killed at least 50 and injured over 700 people. The warehouse is reported to have contained large quantities of the highly toxic chemical sodium cyanide.

Above was the drone footage of the devastating explosion happened in Tianjin, China on Aug 12th. Thousands of containers were crushed, showing scale of destruction.

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The Tianjin explosions were so massive they could be seen from space, according to satellite photos released by the Japan meteorological agency. The force of the blast also prompted alarm at China’s National Earthquake Network.

Thousands of people have been left homeless, with 6,000 people expected to spend the night in emergency shelters. Witnesses described residents near the site fleeing their homes – some dressed only in their underwear.

The scene of devastation made the neighborhood around the plant look like Hiroshima or Nagasaki after the nuclear blast. Here are now also some photos of the Tianjin destruction from the ground level.

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UPDATE Aug 16, 2015: The Tianjin death toll climbed to 112 on Sunday as teams scrambled to clear dangerous chemical contamination. In addition, about 1,000 firefighters responded to the disaster, and 85 of them remained unaccounted for on Sunday.

WHAT’S TO BE DONE?

A global solution to the pollution problem is not exporting death and disease from developed countries to the poorer ones, but eliminating the industries that pollute the environment from the face of the earth.

A tall order, I know, given that Greed is what drives the ruling elites who own and benefit from such industries. But what choice do we have if we want to preserve life on this planet?

Which means we must first remove or neutralize the New World Order elites, and then start to build a global society based not on Greed and Division, but on Compassion and Empathy for all sentient and inanimate beings on planet Earth.

Or else, we will all perish together. Yes, the elites, too.

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Free Trade Costs American Jobs

NEWSWEEK MAY 18, 2015 – BY

In 2011, President Obama claimed that the Korea-U.S. free trade agreement (KORUS) would “support 70,000 American jobs” because the agreement would “increase exports of American goods by $10 billion to $11 billion.

He failed to say anything about rising imports, which will put Americans out of work. Looking only at exports is like counting only the runs by the home team. It might make you feel good, but it doesn’t tell you the outcome of the game—it doesn’t tell you whether your team won or lost.

Since KORUS took effect in 2012, exports to Korea have increased by less than $1 billion. Meanwhile, U.S. imports have surged more than $12 billion, resulting in a net loss of 75,000 U.S. jobs.

Similarly, Bill Clinton claimed that NAFTA would create 200,000 jobs in its first two years and a million jobs in five years. Instead, between 1993 (before NAFTA) and 2013, the U.S. trade deficit with Mexico and Canada increased from $17 billion to $177.2 billion, displacing more than 850,000 U.S. jobs.

And then there’s Permanent Normal Trade Relations with China and China’s admission to the World Trade Organization (WTO), which led to an explosion of imports and the loss of more than 3 million jobs, mostly in manufacturing and mostly in occupations that paid more than the jobs created in exports industries, and much more than jobs in non-traded industries.

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While trade and investment deals have eliminated millions of good jobs, that’s only the most visible part of their corrosive effect on working Americans. Growing trade with low-wage countries has also driven down the wages of most American workers, especially those without college degrees.

My colleague Josh Bivens has shown that expanded trade with low-wage countries has reduced the annual wages of a typical worker by $1,800 per year. Given that there are roughly 100 million non-college-educated workers in the U.S. economy (about 70 percent of the labor force), the scale of wage losses suffered by this group translates to roughly $180 billion.

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PERILS OF LONG-TERM ECONOMIC FORECASTS: THEY ARE STATIC, UNABLE TO ANTICIPATE TRENDS THAT WILL DISRUPT THEM

Luckily for Economists, Nobody Remembers Long-term Trends after 20 Years… Well, Almost Nobody

Back in 1994, The Economist and the World Bank issued a 25-year forecast for the world’s leading economies. This led to a special report, “Indo-China” to Gain Power in Next Quarter Century?  Europeans to End Up Biggest Losers? Re-fusion of Arts & Sciences Should Help
(Nov 1994).

Who Will Be the Next China and India?

The report became a seminal milestones for some of the longest-lasting trends in the 1260_m_leonardo_da_vinci_self_portraitworld and the IT industry. Perhaps its most important prediction was that there is going to be a re-fusion of arts and sciences, returning Man back to Da Vinci’s renaissance era.

That, of course, had nothing to do whatsoever with the Economist/World Bank 1994 forecast of winners and losers over the next 25 years. Except to point out the deficiencies and inadequacies of long-term predictions that do not take into account new trends that may shape and change the world.

So a dull and ultimately wrong forecast inspired an enlightened one.

The second problem with long-term forecasts is that nobody remembers them by the time they are supposed to come true. Lucky for those who were wrong. Rescued by the oblivion. Except we won’t let them, will we, get off so easy? Which is why I thought I’d start the analysis of the latest Economist long-term forecast by checking to see how they did with their 1994 effort.

Flawed Forecast 21 Years Ago

And I am afraid, perhaps unsurprisingly, not so good. Take a look at this chart. It was part of my Nov 1994 report “End of Western Dominance?”

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The blue and yellow bars, which I added today, show what actually happened. The red bars, of course, represent the 1994 forecast. The U.S. economy, in the above chart, is depicted as a base/reference point, and thus shown as zero.

China GDP 1992-2014Generally, the 1994 forecasters tended to be too 20110131_ASC001optimistic. Only India exceeded their expectations. China came close. But even China fell short of meeting their expected rate of growth.

Furthermore, China’s growth has slowed considerably in the last few years (right), while India’s is coming on strong (left).

Latest Economist’s Forecast Is Already Obsolete

China Has Already Surpassed the U.S. as World’s Largest Economy in Terms of Purchasing Power

Fast-forwarding now to the latest Economist long-term forecast, released today, China will supposedly surpass the U.S. as the world’s largest economy by 2026.

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And India won’t be far behind. Indonesia and Mexico are expected to be two other rising stars if the current globalist world unfolds according to plan.

755x285_fill_brics1Alas, that never happens. There are always unforeseen disruptions… political as well as technological that end up being flies in the ointment of economists’ forecasts. So feel free to ignore the latest Economist forecast. Those who did likewise back in 1994 would have done better than those who followed them.

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Perhaps the biggest new factor at the moment is BRICS – an economic and political alliance of Brazil, Russia, India, China and South Africa which is already challenging the U.S. global political and economic domination.

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BRICS 4 of 7 top countriesIf you take a look at the above chart, which depicts the world’s largest economies at the present time (2015), you will find that 3 of the top 8 countries are BRICS (left chart).

But when you consider the top countries by their purchasing power (right chart), you will see that 4 of the top 7 are BRICS.  In other words, the majority.

And you will also note that China has ALREADY SURPASSED the U.S. in this category as the world’s No. 1 economy, with India, another BRICS country, in the third place, right behind the U.S., but ahead of Japan and Germany.

In other words, the American global leadership is already crumbling.

ScreenShot 2015-06-23 at 12.22.04 PMSo the world won’t have to wait till 2026 or beyond to see China and the BRICS countries overtake America and its western minions, as The Economist forecast would have us believe.

As for the real GDP growth, only India, China and the Philippines, are among the top 20 countries in the world. The rest are all smaller African or Asian economies (left chart). No western country is even among the top 30.

Nearly 21 years ago, my long-term forecast was titled “End of Western Dominance?” Now that that has come to pass, the question for the next two decades will be who will be the next China and India?

Guess that chart should give us an idea where the multinationals are now putting their money hoping for growth which is eluding them in the developed world, and the former developing stars.

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Long-term macroeconomic forecast: Key trends to 2050

A new report from The Economist Intelligence Unit examines some of the big economic issues that will shape global business around the world in the coming decades. Read the full report for more.

BRIC by BRIC

In the 1990s, when the term BRIC first became ubiquitous during the post-Cold War expansion of the West into places like China, India, Brazil, and to a lesser extent even into Russia, those nations were regarded by Wall Street investors as “developing countries.” No more. Now that they have built up financial muscle of their own, these countries are also seeking greater political influence in the world.

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“YOU GET WHAT YOU PAY FOR:” US SUPREME COURT MAKES IT OFFICIAL (ACT IV)

LET IT RAIN (ACID)… SUPREME COURT TAKES THE U.S. TO THE DARK AGES OF INDUSTRIAL ERA POLLUTION

THE SUPREMES RULE AGAINST EPA POLLUTION CONTROL

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“You Get What You Pay For:” US Supreme Court Makes It Official (Act IV)

WASHINGTON, June 29, 2015 — The Supreme Court on Monday blocked one of the Obama administration’s most ambitious environmental initiatives, one meant to limit emissions of mercury and other toxic pollutants from coal-fired power plants.

“You get what you pay for,” goes an old saw. For the fourth time in the last 15 months, 5 of the 9 US Supreme Court judges sided today with Big Money against the American people (also see How New World Order Mob Took Over America in Just Two Decades).

Justice Antonin Scalia wrote the majority opinion in the 5-to-4 decision, joined by the court’s more conservative members, according to today’s New York Times.

“For E.P.A. to focus its ‘appropriate and necessary’ determination on factors relating to public health hazards, and not industry’s objections that emission controls are costly, properly puts the horse before the cart,” Judge Judith W. Rogers wrote for the majority.

Industry groups and some 20 states challenged the Environmental Protection Agency’s decision to regulate the emissions, saying the agency had failed to take into account the punishing costs its regulations would impose.

In other words, the Supremes have ruled that MONEY is more important than HEALTH.

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“YOU GET WHAT YOU PAY FOR:” US SUPREME COURT MAKES IT OFFICIAL (ACT II)

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“You Get What You Pay For:” US Supreme Court Makes It Official (for a Second Time in Three Months)

WASHINGTON, June 25, 2014 – “You get what you pay for,” goes an old saw. The US Supreme Court has just made it official. For a second time in three months, they sided with Big Money against American Consumer (also see “Money Talks: US Supreme Court Makes It Official” – below and(also see How New World Order Mob Took Over America in Just Two Decades).).

“Money talks,” they say. And Big Money talks big through the US Supreme Court. Make it a Corporate Court from now on. F0r, the nine judges’ decisions make it quite clear whose interests they have been appointed to protect.

It’s payback time for Corporate America. And the Supremes delivered. Again. By gagging technological innovators and upholding the status quo which favors big Hollywood and New York broadcasters (see 3-Big broadcasters vanquish upstart Aereo at U.S. Supreme Court, Reuters, 6-25-14).

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“YOU GET WHAT YOU PAY FOR:” US SUPREME COURT MAKES IT OFFICIAL (ACT I)

Money Talks: US Supreme Court Makes It Official

WASHINGTON, April 2, 2014 – They say, “money talks.”  The US Supreme Court has just made it official.  If you’re rich and want to buy politicians across the country, the Supreme Court ruled Wednesday that you can (also see How New World Order Mob Took Over America in Just Two Decades).Screen Shot 2014-03-17 at 2.53.09 PM

The 5-4 ruling eliminated limits on how much money people can donate in total in one election season. As a result, the rich Americans have just bought their wallets the same rights as you and I have (at least in theory) under our Constitution. “Freedom of speech” now applies to rich Americans’ wallets.

Which is what happens in a plutocracy.  It’s payback time for America’s would-be “ruling elite” who have worked so diligently over the last two decades to stack the US Supreme Court with judges who would do their bidding (see How New World Order Mob Took Over America in Just Two Decades).

For more details, check out this CNN story.

“In a decision that could crimp consumers’ hopes to cut the cord from their cable operators, the U.S Supreme Court said Aereo Inc, a video streaming service backed by media mogul Barry Diller, violated copyright law by using tiny antennas to broadcast TV content online to paying subscribers. Wednesday’s 6-3 decision is a victory for traditional network operators such as CBS Corp, NBC parent Comcast Corp, ABC parent Walt Disney Co and Twenty-First Century Fox Inc. It may also make it harder for Internet rivals to provide alternative, a la carte programming at cut-rate prices.”

WASHINGTON, Apr 2, 104 – Which is what happens in a plutocracy that America has become.  It’s payback time for America’s would-be “ruling elite” who have worked so diligently over the last two decades to stack the US Supreme Court with judges who would do their bidding (see How New World Order Mob Took Over America in Just Two Decades).

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Nor is this writer alone in arriving at this conclusion. Check out this headline comment at the Alliance for Justice web site:

The Corporate Court

With decision after decision coming down on the side of big business, the Supreme Court under Chief Justice John Roberts has proven itself to be willing and eager to twist the law to favor powerful corporate interests over everyday Americans. In just the last few years, the Court has radically rewritten laws in order to shield big business from liability, insulate corporate interests from environmental and antitrust regulation, make it easier for companies to discriminate against women and the elderly, and enable powerful interests to flood our election process with special interest dollars. Fairness has been thrown out the window. The 1% keep winning while the 99% keep losing.

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Money Talks: US Supreme Court Makes It Official

WASHINGTON, April 2, 2014 – They say, “money talks.”  The US Supreme Court has just made it official.  If you’re rich and want to buy politicians across the country, the Supreme Court ruled Wednesday that you can.Screen Shot 2014-03-17 at 2.53.09 PM

The 5-4 ruling eliminated limits on how much money people can donate in total in one election season. As a result, the rich Americans have just bought their wallets the same rights as you and I have (at least in theory) under our Constitution. “Freedom of speech” now applies to rich Americans’ wallets.

Which is what happens in a plutocracy.  It’s payback time for America’s would-be “ruling elite” who have worked so diligently over the last two decades to stack the US Supreme Court with judges who would do their bidding (see How New World Order Mob Took Over America in Just Two Decades).

For more details, check out this CNN story.

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