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Photos from the Women's March on the WTO Protests; Hong ...The WTO has failed developing nations
Aurelie Walker, The Guardian, 2011

In the 10 years since the WTO pledged to deliver pro-development changes, developing countries have been completely sidelined by the global powers

Ten years ago, a new World Trade Organisation that put developing country needs at the centre of the international trade negotiation agenda was proposed. The Ministerial Declaration adopted at the start of the Doha Development Round of trade negotiations, on 14 November 2001, was a promising response to the anti-globalisation riots of the 1990s.

But the WTO membership has failed to deliver the promised pro-development changes. Finding “development” in the Doha Development Round today is like looking for a needle in a haystack. Developing countries have been completely sidelined by the economic and political interests of global powers. (more…)

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'Rank Hypocrisy': WTO Deal Bows to Wealth, Squashes the PoorWTO fails the poorest – again
By Ruth Bergan, 2011

World Trade Organisation fails in the Doha trade talks to deliver even a minimal package to benefit the least developed countries

Trade ministers have long insisted that the World Trade Organisaton (WTO) Doha negotiations are a vital part of the response to the global emergencies in the economy, food, climate and employment. Yet we learned this week that a lack of political will has rendered the WTO incapable of agreeing even a minimal package for the least developed countries.

It became clear in late April – the 10th year of negotiations – that WTO members would not manage to agree a full Doha deal. In May the director general, Pascal Lamy, announced a proposed “early harvest” package comprising four measures aimed at benefitting least developed countries. (more…)

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The Invisible Government
From Modern History Project “A little learning is a dangerous thing”

The Council on Foreign Relations and the plans for a one-world Socialist dictatorship
By Dan Smoot, 1962

11. Interlocking Untouchables
The CFR interlock with the tax-exempt Foundations

The Cox and Reece Committees (1951-54)

Members of Congress are not unaware of the far-reaching power of the tax-exempt private organization — the CFR — but the power of the Council is somewhat indicated by the fact that no committee of Congress has yet been powerful enough to investigate it or the foundations with which it has interlocking connections and from which it receives its support.

On August 1, 1951, Congressman E. E. Cox (Democrat, Georgia) introduced a resolution in the House asking for a Committee to conduct a thorough investigation of tax-exempt foundations. Congressman Cox said that some of the great foundations “had operated in the field of social reform and international relations (and) many have brought down on themselves harsh and just condemnation.” (more…)

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North Korea Seen Practicing Evasion Tactics with March ... (more…)

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Image result for elvis evilsThe Mammoth Book of COVER-UPS An Encyclopedia of Conspiracy Theories
Jon E. Lewis with Emma Daffern

INTRODUCTION [Excerpted]
The conspiracy theory “boom” has been rolling towards us and gathering pace since 22 November 1963, when President John F. Kennedy was assassinated. That the most famous man in the world could be murdered in broad Texan sunlight by a “lone gunman” beggared belief. A sense of innocence was lost that day. It was beaten into oblivion by the succession of American figures who were also, supposedly, assassinated by “lone gunmen”: Robert F. Kennedy, Martin Luther King, and Malcolm X. The proof that there was something rotten in the state of Western politics came in the next decade. Watergate.
Of course, there were conspiracies and assumed conspiracies before 1963: some considered the (more…)

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Image result for magic moneyThe Simple, Metaphorical Explanation
Patrick Byrne, Mark Mitchell, 2008

When [we] travel to another country, the first thing we do when we land is change some US dollars into the local currency. Perhaps you change enough to get a cab to the hotel, go out and buy a meal, etc. For the duration of your stay you keep changing your dollars into the local currency to get around. Then when you are ready to leave, you take whatever you have left and you convert it back into dollars, or spend it, or give it away, and board the plane back to the United States.

Yet imagine that there are some travelers [who] are allowed to take a small machine that prints out the local currency. If they are in Paris, it prints out Euros. If they are in London, it spits out British Pounds. When in Mexico City, it prints pesos. And so on and so forth. On every trip, however, this special “currency machine” keeps track of how many (more…)

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Computer Codes

The U.S. Nuclear Regulatory Commission (NRC) uses computer codes to model and evaluate fuel behavior, reactor kinetics, thermal-hydraulic conditions, severe accident progression, time-dependent dose for design-basis accidents, emergency preparedness and response, health effects, and radionuclide transport, during various operating and postulated accident conditions. Results from applying the codes support decisionmaking for risk-informed activities, review of licensees’ codes and performance of audit calculations, and resolution of other technical issues. Code development is directed toward improving the realism and reliability of code results and making the codes easier to use. For more information, see the following code categories on this page:

Probabilistic Risk Assessment Codes (more…)

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