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Despite several Peace Minsk Agreements – Ukraine is at war with Russia – the Moment Ukraine becomes NATO Member – NATO would have to assist Ukraine

it is easy to escalate war – all you need is some “terrorists” “saboteurs” (could be agents from foreign countries, that sabotage the front-lines, fuel tensions, making it look it was the other side, sparking tensions).

update: “The Introduction pronounces “the irreversible movement of Ukraine towards Euro-Atlantic integration”; articles 85 and 116 state that it is a fundamental duty of the parliament and the government to “obtain Ukraine’s full membership of NATO and the EU”; article 102 stipulates that “the President of Ukraine is the guarantor of the strategic decisions of the State aimed at obtaining full membership of NATO and the EU”.

Since Russia has been accused by NATO of having illegally annexed Crimea, and of launching military operations against Kiev, should Ukraine officially join NATO, the 30 other members of the Alliance, on the basis of article 5, would be obliged to “assist the party or parties under attack by adopting immediately, individually and in agreement with the other parties, any action that it should deem necessary, including the use of armed force”.

In other words, they would have to go to war with Russia.

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“Manafort’s firm top five lobbying firms receiving money from human-rights abusing regimes”

Paul Manafort has been named campaign chairman and chief strategist for Donald Trump's election campaign. Manafort, a veteran strategist, will primarily focus on gearing up the campaign for the general election. MUST CREDIT: Bloomberg photo by Victor J. Blue.
Paul Manafort has been named campaign chairman and chief strategist for Donald Trump’s election campaign. Manafort, a veteran strategist, will primarily focus on gearing up the campaign for the general election. MUST CREDIT: Bloomberg photo by Victor J. Blue.

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“He was an adviser to the presidential campaigns of Republicans Gerald Ford, Ronald Reagan, George H. W. Bush, Bob Dole, and was the national chairman of the presidential campaign of Donald Trump, as well as being a senior partner in the firm Davis, Manafort, and Freedman.

Between 1977 and 1980 Manafort practiced law with the firm of Vorys, Sater, Seymour and Pease in Washington, D.C.[2]

In 1976, Manafort was the delegate-hunt coordinator for eight states for the President Ford Committee; the overall Ford delegate operation was run by James A. Baker III.[8] Between 1978 and 1980, Manafort was the southern coordinator for Ronald Reagan’s presidential campaign, and the deputy political director at the Republican National Committee. After Reagan’s election in November 1980, he was appointed Associate Director of the Presidential Personnel Office at the White House. In 1981 he was nominated to the Board of Directors of the Overseas Private Investment Corporation.[2]

Association with Jonas Savimbi

In 1985, Manafort’s firm, BMSK, signed a $600,000 contract with Jonas Savimbi, the leader of the Angolan rebel group UNITA, to refurbish Savimbi’s image in Washington and secure financial support on the basis of his anti-communism. BMSK arranged for Savimbi to attend events at the American Enterprise Institute (where Jeane Kirkpatrick gave him a laudatory introduction), the Heritage Foundation, and Freedom House; in the wake of the campaign Congress approved hundreds of millions of dollars in covert American aid to Savimbi’s group.[19] Allegedly, Manafort’s continuing lobbying efforts helped preserve the flow of money to Savimbi several years after the Soviet Union ceased its involvement in the Angolan conflict, forestalling peace talks.[19]

Lobbying for other foreign leaders

Manafort’s firm, BMSK, accepted $950,000 yearly to lobby for Ferdinand Marcos.[20][21] He was also involved in lobbying for Mobutu Sese Seko of Zaïre,[22] securing a 1 million dollar annual contract in 1989,[23] and attempted to recruit Siad Barre of Somalia as a client.[24] His firm also lobbied on behalf of the governments of the Dominican Republic, Equatorial Guinea, Kenya (earning between $660,000 and $750,000 each year between 1991 and 1993), and Nigeria ($1 million in 1991). These activities led Manafort’s firm to be listed amongst the top five lobbying firms receiving money from human-rights abusing regimes in the Center for Public Integrity report “The Torturer’s Lobby”.[25]

United States Department of Housing and Urban Development scandal

In the late 1980s, Manafort was criticized for using his connections at HUD to ensure funding for a $43 million rehabilitation of dilapidated housing in Seabrook, N.J.[29]

Manafort’s firm received a $326,000 fee for its work in getting HUD approval of the grant largely through personal influence with Deborah Gore Dean, an executive assistant to former HUD Secretary Samuel R. Pierce, Jr.[30]

Manafort also worked as an adviser on the Ukrainian presidential campaign of (Pro-Russian) Viktor Yanukovych.

“The New York Times reported that the Ukrainian government is investigating whether the previous regime headed by Manafort’s now-deposed client, Viktor Yanukovych, paid the advisor over $12 million in cash stolen from taxpayers.”

http://fortune.com/2016/08/15/5-things-you-need-to-know-about-paul-manafort/

Manafort rebuffed U.S. Ambassador William Taylor when the latter complained he was undermining U.S. interests in Ukraine.[19]

In 2007 and 2008 Manafort was involved in investment projects with Russian oligarch Oleg Deripaska (the acquisition of a Ukrainian telecoms company) and Ukrainian oligarch Dmytro Firtash (redevelopment of the site of the former Drake Hotel in New York City).[36]

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Paul_Manafort

 

2020 could be a sudden collapse of the value of USD and EUR and other fiat currencies – and maybe those currencies will be replaced by IMF’s currency SDR.

German Version of the Video -> here.

Professor of Sorbonne University (Paris)

Perspectives on Money

“I had been accidentally – part of situations (professional jobs) that usually are mutually exclusive – i had been a central banker – i had been involved in the design of the Euro – i had been an off-shore currency fund manager – i had been an academic and i had been president of an electronic payment system – i have been working with the largest multi-nationals on this planet – and i have been working with some of the poorest countries of this planet.

Every one of this angles has every time given me a way of looking at money – in a way that was not visible from the other angles.”

Challenges

“Humanity faces an extraordinary series of unprecedented challenges:

  • Climate-Change
  • Aging of Society
  • Monetary Instabilities under the current system
  • Structural Unemployment – because the technologies we have today – can have economic growth without jobs

Money as a solution

“The conventional money is incompatible with sustainability”

“It has a number of implicit automatic programs that are incompatible with that.”

  • Short-Term-Thinking
  • The way money is created – it is pro-cyclical – it increases the business-cycle
  • it brings all the users in competition with each others. Which is not the best way to operate in certain environments.
  • Competition is good – but having ONLY competition is not good, British General Sir Nicholas Carter says we are in an: “Era of constant competition”

  • is this the Orwellian plan of constant warfare? (just to keep poor people busy from revolting against the filthy rich?)

Learning from Nature

“Nature does NOT look for MAXIMUM EFFICIENCY.”

It looks for a balance on efficiency on one side and resilience on the other.

If the balance is not correct – if you only go for efficiency – you gonna have a very fragile system.

If you have a over-emphasis on resilience you have stagnation.

Conventional money is extremely efficient.

Money and Sustainability

“The challenges i have mentioned – i claim non of them can be addressed within the current monetary paradigm. (i.e. with a single currency created through bank-debt with interest – none of that is feasable)

With complementary currencies one can address every single one of them.

Money is the most important/powerful leverage point – because it changes the motivation system.

We need to rethink the motivation system that makes it possible to address those challenges.

Complementary Currencies Influencing Behavior

“A complementary currency is a medium of exchange other than conventional money – that people use – within a particular community.

The oldest complementary currency – what i call loyalty currency – the frequent flyer miles – provided motivation to change behavior to use the same airline or return to the same shop.

Those commercial currencies are usefull for the airline or shops but they won’t do anything for society.

Using this technology which is established – 40 years is enough time – a technology that comes from the information age – but apply them for things that do make a difference.

Changing behavior towards the environment, changing behavior to people – motivating people to do things that they won’t do spontaneously – and there is a long list of things that this could apply to.

We need to change behavior on a very large scale rather quickly.

The alternative is regulation or force – prohibiting people to do things – with a currency you can make it attractive – it’s a pull as opposed to a push – and that is a lot more powerful and way more effective.

The big advantage of complementary currencies is you choose your objectives – and you can design a currency that specifically motivates and changes behavior in the direction you are trying to motivate.

If you want to motivate people around the world – to have a complementary currency that specifically aims these behavior patterns and is exportable anywhere in the world – and you can actually bring everybody on board.”

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“There are more people on the planet having mobile phones than bank accounts.

And the costs of these things 20-30 bucks you have a system that can take part into a global payment system if you want to.”

(Chinese use SmartPhones a lot for payments)

“With the information-age we can now design much cheaper and much more universal payment systems that can have multiple currencies than we could have ever done before.

And that is why i claim that it is possible today to do things with complementary currencies on a scale that has never been available before.

That is fortunate – because we need it on a scale that was never be the same as in the past as well.

My drop in the ocean is an interesting pioneer model.

I want to encourage experimentation – improvements – diversity and my drop in the ocean is part of that.

And it is part of it in a specific field where there is not a hell of lot of things happening otherwise.

We also need to actually start doing work on the main-stream economy with businesses and the relationship with the businesses and citizens/consumers and that is what my drop in the ocean is tackling.”

Visions for the Future

“Leverage of changing the money system is making it possible not only to address the challenges – but actually create a world that i describe as ‘sustainable abundance’.

There is no reason that there should be scarcity in everything.

We can create a planet of sustainable abundance even for 10 billion people i claim.

At the condition – the necessary condition of rethinking our money.

It is not a sufficient condition – i am not claiming it is enough to change the money system and everything else will fall into place.

We still need education – we still need regulation you still need other things.

But i claim it is a necessary condition –

without touching the money system i claim we have no chance – of in a period of 10-15-20 years to have a planet we want to live on.”

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(SME (Smal and Medium Sized Enterprises)) they do not have much confidence in Germany’s economic future

“SMEs prefer to finance their spending by using their own resources because they are not sure future profits can pay back new loans.

Businesses used to accept some risk by taking out loans to finance their projects. But this is becoming less common because the success of new projects is increasingly uncertain, especially in light of stagnant and even decreasing economic growth in Europe.”

If you substitute the word “growth” into “sustainable living” – then we come closer to a solution.

This is a very accurate analysis of the situation – and it has A LOT TO DO WITH THE FINANCIAL SYSTEM SOMEONE CAME UP WITH AND FORCED US TO LIVE IN. (You can’t say Mario Draghi was elected democratically… because he is not in any party besides Goldman-Sachs)

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So the SMEs are using up their savings, their substance… and then what? 1929 revival party?

What is the Goldman-Sachs Draghi plan? A third Reich? World War 3 with Russia?

Overthrow of the government and installing a pro-Russian or pro-Washington dictatorship? (Hey Putin? What about a putsch?)

I do not know about you – but i would like to avoid the “usual” 1929 civil war and survival revival “party”, that economists probably say is “normal”? (Ups and Downs… Life and Death… last downer killed 60 million people.)

What would J.P. Morgan do? After all – there are limits and endless growth is not a blessing but like cancer – a disease – killing the patient.

He often knew how to fuck things up and make profit at the same time.

banker-j-p-morgan-i_like_a_little_competitionYou could also say: “I like to keep competition small”
or: “I prefer monopolies”

“they” (the SMEs) – just as anyone else – that does not belong to the winners of the Euro-Game (monopoly is just a game with FIAT money) lose trust in the correctness, fairness, effectiveness and long-term functionality of the finance system – that allows multi-national companies and banks to avoid trillions of € and USD in taxes.

Again: Who cares about the social and environmental costs – if it is (again) the 99% that pay? J.P. Morgan shurely not. After all: It’s Darwinism-time! Isn’t it? Wasn’t it all the time?

“But the rain will also fall on you”

Your children might one day want to kill you for being such an egoistic bastard – there a gun can help. Or you just try to keep em stupid FOREVER 😀 (will not work for all). Btw. Stalin’s second Wife should have shot Stalin first – then herself.

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Nadezhda Alliluyeva killed herself in November 1932

 

grave-of-stalins-second-wife-nadezhda-alliluyeva-at-novodevichy-cemetery-bmb4wp While the Soviet-Russian System is “obviously” corrupt – the Western Systems are just as corrupt – but not that obviously.

Pujo Committee, a subcommittee of the House Banking and Currency committee. The committee ultimately concluded that a small number of financial leaders was exercising considerable control over many industries. The partners of J.P. Morgan & Co. and directors of First National and National City Bank controlled aggregate resources of $22.245 billion, which Louis Brandeis, later a U.S. Supreme Court Justice, compared to the value of all the property in the twenty-two states west of the Mississippi River.[27]

Source: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/J._P._Morgan#Banking.27s_critics

In the end – they laugh you in the face and say: “of course we fooled you – have you really been that naiv?”

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About the Author of the Source article:

Antonia Colibasanu (Stratfor)

 

Ms. Colibasanu is Vice President of International Marketing at the US geopolitical analysis company Stratfor (www.Stratfor.com). She joined Stratfor in 2006 as a regional consultant before joining the company’s reseantonia-colibasanu-stratfor-vicearch department. Ms. Colibasanu is also an associate lecturer in the International Relations department of the Romanian Academy of Economic Studies in Bucharest. The courses she teaches include Research Methodology, Economic Growth and Development and International Organizations and Diplomacy. Antonia Colibasanu is also the founder of Books for Peace, a non-profit organization focused on promoting peace through education and culture.

http://www.comitatoatlantico.it/en/autori/dr-antonia-colibasanu-2/