Archive for the 'Europe' Category

Greece: How bad it already has become

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While Bloomberg is still playing war games by “introducing a new Drachma symbol” on their trading screens and scaring financial dealers across the planet on Friday, the “Guardian in the UK” already provides a more realistic picture of the situation in Greece…

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Europe Day

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Today’s Europe Day celebrations might turn out to be rather toned down particularly with the political development of the last days in Greece and France.

With the right wing Nazis getting a come-back in Athens and even more votes (around 20%) for far right wing parties in France after the success of those extremist parties in Hungary or Belgium, it demonstrates that some certainly never learn from history. Together with the disasters created to cover-up the crimes of Bankster and their friends / financial special interest groups better known as market liberals, it seems Europe is making huge steps away from becoming unified and results from decades before are being destroyed fast…

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Europe: Facebook is down – GDP goes up

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Today seems to become a more productive day for this planet – Facebook is / was down in large parts of Europe and parts of Asia, Middle East and Africa.

Reduced procrastination, less bandwidth clogging with nonsense message and no more constant distraction for millions of people.

Today’s blackout comes after Denmark had end of last week “by mistake” blocked/censored access to more than 8000 web sites including Google and Facebook. If this continues people might actually do something productive and the GDP will go up. With the Internet DNS system continuing to be in such a fragile state such events could soon become a frequent feature…

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Life: And so Germany shall change

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The single most important web page in Germany to look at today/tonight.

Georg Schramm for President!

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History: Niall Ferguson – The 6 killer apps of prosperity

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We finally found some time to watch Niall Ferguson’s Ted Talks presentation with the “killer applications” he also describes in his latest book “Civilization The West and the Rest”

Niall Ferguson starts his presentation outlining his playing field, pointing us to the facts that more than 106 billion people have walked this planet and 94% of those are already dead. Out of those 106 billion 60% were or are Asian and most of them were or are very poor (shortening their life span / economic output). He then bridges over to explain the concept of the “Great Divergence“, that the majority of today’s wealth (US$195 Trillion) was made after 1800 by so-called Westerners and till today 66% of the world’s wealth is owned by these Europeans, North-Americans and Austral-Asians that only make up 19% of the world’s population…

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Opinion: ACTA – speaking out the unspeakable

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Kader Arif, the Rapporteur for the ACTA agreement in the European Parliament has today resigned over the issues he sees with the Anti-Counterfeiting Trade Agreement (AKTA). To express his views and issues as a member of the European Parliament he issued the following statement on his blog (in French – English translation below) …

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