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Nicolas Sarkozy: “No Way To Let The French Colonies Of Africa Have Their Own Currencies!”

Neo Liberal Colonialism, a clue to the new Oceania

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by Matthew, via How Africa

In an interview with the BMTV television channel, [former president of France] said that the best way to preserve the health of the French economy is to keep the FCFA as the only currency usable in the former French colonies in Africa.

France can not allow its former colonies to create their own currency to have total control over their central banks . If this happens, it would be a catastrophe for the public treasury that will lead France to the rank of 20th world economic power. There is no question, therefore, of letting the French colonies of Africa have their own currencies “

What is the CFA Franc?

The CFA franc is the name of two currencies common to several African countries, partly comprising the Central African franc zone (CEMAC) and the franc zone of West Africa ( UEMOA).

How does the CFA…

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ISIS Terrorist Attack in Manchester? 17 Days Before Crucial UK Elections

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by Peter Koenig, from Global Research

Image source: BBC.

British elections are planned for 8 June 2017.

At the end of a pop concert by US singer Ariana Grande in Manchester, an enormous ‘controlled’ explosion killed at least 22 people and injured 59, as reported by British media. Many of them are children and adolescents, as most of the concert-goers were young people.

The singer is unharmed. The concert hall accommodates 21,000 people. After the blast, panic broke loose, resulting in a mass stampede. It is not clear whether people were also killed in the stampede.

Hours after the explosion, although BBC reported it was not evident what exactly happened, UK police and authorities talked immediately of an act of terror.

Early Tuesday morning, 23 May, British authorities said that the Islamic State (IS) claimed responsibility for the explosion. The Chief Constable of Greater Manchester Police, Ian Hopkins

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Escaping the Iron Cage of Hopelessness

And a Light shone out from the fog. Such lights save some but not all ships from being dashed upon rocks.

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By Edward Curtin

Specialists without spirit, sensualists without heart; this nullity imagines that it has attained a level of civilization never before achieved” Max Weber, The Protestant Ethic and the Spirit of Capitalism

In this frightful round of unchecked means, nobody knows any longer where they are going, purposes are forgotten, and ends are overtaken. Human beings have set off at astronomically high speeds toward nowhere.”Jacques Ellul, Presence in the Modern World

In a previous article I argued that those who think science can solve our major social problems – in particular, world destruction with nuclear weapons and the poisoning of the earth’s ecology and atmosphere – were delusional and in the grip of the myth of science and technology. These problems were created by science when it became untethered from any sense of limits in its embrace of instrumental rationality. Once it became wedded to usefulness and the…

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Manchester Terror Attack , A Reichstag Fire Moment for Mrs May?

 Roger Lewis The tragic outrage in Manchester is a Reichstag Moment for Mrs May. Already the distraction is evident and the front page of the BBC news Web site both, for general News and the Election 2017 section is a Reset of the whole campaign up until now.The Labour Party needs to reach out to… Continue reading Manchester Terror Attack , A Reichstag Fire Moment for Mrs May?

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The Slaying of TINA , "She Who must be obeyed". Election 2017 UK.

Neoliberalism shifted the political debate into a new orbit where a core belief was ´´Free Markets´´ and a new economics voodoo was ushered in and given the status of received truth, Supply-side Economics and the Chicago Boys, Freidman Hayek and Dr Alan Waters.They preeched the gospel to which there was no alternative. ´´TINA´´. This new orbit… Continue reading The Slaying of TINA , "She Who must be obeyed". Election 2017 UK.

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Taxation for Revenue Is Obsolete, January 1946, American Affairs. Costed Manifestos? Wheres the beef?

I did this blog of a facebook page posted this morning following frustration at the continued low quality and plain wrong information given out by Politicians but also by pundits and the Vaunted BBC Reality Check videos.FINACIAL ILLITERACY, THE BLIND LEADING THE BLIND. NATIONAL DEBTS, DEFICITS, PRODUCTIVITY OR, AUSTERITY AND OTHER SHIBBOLETH´SIn 1729 Benjamin Franklin… Continue reading Taxation for Revenue Is Obsolete, January 1946, American Affairs. Costed Manifestos? Wheres the beef?

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Finacial Illiteracy, The Blind Leading the Blind. National Debts, Defecits, Productivity or, Austerity and other shibboleth´s

In 1729 Benjamin Franklin wrote a pamphlet ´´A modest Enquiry into the nature and the necessity of a paper Currency.''a modest enquiry,''There is no Science, the Study of which is more useful and commendable than the Knowledge of the true Interest of one’s Country; and perhaps there is no Kind of Learning more abstruse and… Continue reading Finacial Illiteracy, The Blind Leading the Blind. National Debts, Defecits, Productivity or, Austerity and other shibboleth´s

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Election 2017, Debates 2010, 2015 and 2017 in word clouds. The Hug that said it all in 2015.

The following 3 data presentations are what you will make of them. I carried out the analysis for my own curiosity as to whether the political debates ever touch on Ideology or Ethics. What it is to be Liberal, Conservative or Progressive.In the 2015 debates Leanne Woods, Nicola Sturgeon and Natalie Bennet stood out for… Continue reading Election 2017, Debates 2010, 2015 and 2017 in word clouds. The Hug that said it all in 2015.

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Stephen Zarlenga RIP. Obituary.Stephen passed away on Tuesday, April 25, 2017.

5. AN OBITUARYVery sad news indeed.http://www.legacy.com/obituaries/name/stephen-zarlenga-obituary?pid=1000000185271469&view=guestbook"To: All Friends, Advisors, and Supporters of the American Monetary Institute (AMI).From: AMI Trustees Lucienne Dewulf, Jesse De Groodt, and Robert Poteat.  It is with profound sadness that we reach out to you. As Trustees, we are writing to let you know that AMI Founder and Director, Stephen Zarlenga, passed away on Tuesday, the 25th… Continue reading Stephen Zarlenga RIP. Obituary.Stephen passed away on Tuesday, April 25, 2017.