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Kucinich Introduces Bush Impeachment Resolution

Kucinich Introduces Bush Impeachment Resolution

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=BDZ8seg4Nr4

Iraqis: U.S. Demanding 58 Military Bases
http://news.yahoo.com/s/mcclatchy/20080609/wl_mcclatchy/2962054

Former high-ranking Bush officials enjoy war profits
http://www.salon.com/news/excer..9/spies_for_hire/index.html

BBC Uncovers Lost Iraq Billions
http://news.bbc.co.uk/2/hi/middle_east/7444083.stm

Stolen antiques found in U.S. returned to Iraq
http://www.reuters.com/article/latestCrisis/idUSCOL941546

 



Food prices put fight against poverty back 7 years

World Bank: rocketing food prices have put fight against poverty back 7 years

London Guardian
April 10, 2008

Rocketing global food prices are causing acute problems of hunger in poor countries and have put back the fight against poverty by seven years, the World Bank said today.

Robert Zoellick, the Bank’s president, said that while consumers in rich countries were worried about the cost of filling the fuel tanks in their cars, people in poor countries were “struggling to fill their stomachs. And it’s getting more and more difficult every day.”

Zoellick said the price of wheat has risen by 120% in the past year, more than doubling the cost of a loaf of bread. Rice prices were up by 75%.

“In Bangladesh a two kilogram bag of rice now consumes almost half of the daily income of a poor family. With little margin for survival, rising prices too often means fewer meals.”

Poor people in Yemen, he said, were now spending more than a quarter of their income on bread.

“This is not just about meals foregone today, or about increasing social unrest, it is about lost learning potential for children and adults in the future, stunted intellectual and physical growth. Even more, we estimate that the effect of this food crisis on poverty reduction worldwide is in the order of seven lost years.”

The Bank’s analysis chimes with research from the International Monetary Fund showing that Africa will be the hardest hit continent from rising food prices. More than 20 African countries will see their trade balance worsen by more than 1% of GDP as a result of having to pay more for food.

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World Bank expects more high food prices

AP News
April 8, 2008

Rising food prices, which have caused social unrest in several countries, are not a temporary phenomenon, but are likely to persist for several years, World Bank President Robert Zoellick says.

Strong demand, change in diet and the use of biofuels as an alternative source of energy have reduced world food stocks to a level bordering on an emergency, he says.

Speaking to reporters Monday before the bank’s spring meeting this coming weekend, Zoellick said the 185-member World Bank would work with other organizations to deal with the crisis by seeking ways to help farmers, especially in Africa, to increase productivity and improve access to food through schools or workplaces.

“This is not a this-year phenomenon,” he said, referring to the price spike. “I think it is going to continue for some time.”

Zoellick said bank forecasters looking at food prices have concluded that a serious risk exists of a significant increase in poverty, which for some countries will reverse gains made over the past five to 10 years.

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Food as a Weapon: The Rape of Iraq
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UN Chief: Food riots are already being reported across the globe
http://www.guardian.co.uk/environment/2008/apr/09/food.unitednations

Grains Gone Wild
http://www.nytimes.com/2008.._r=1&oref=slogin&pagewanted=print

Food Haitians storm palace in food price riots
http://www.boston.com/news/world/la..rm_palace_in_food_price_riots/

Rice Jumps to Record, Corn Near High as Demand Outpaces Supply
http://www.bloomberg.com/apps/new..&sid=aBPFBEmOgnh8&refer=home

Food riots fear after rice price hits a high
http://www.guardian.co.uk/environ..r/06/food.foodanddrink

Food prices to rise for years, biofuel firms say
http://www.reuters.com/article/reutersEdge/idUSL0324014220080403

Rush to restrict trade in basic foods
http://www.ft.com/cms/s/0/7a4c2b98..77b07658.html?nclick_check=1

 



Rice Prices Soar Globally Leading To Food Riots

CSM

Rice farmers here are staying awake in shifts at night to guard their fields from thieves. In Peru, shortages of wheat flour are prompting the military to make bread with potato flour, a native crop. In Egypt, Cameroon, and Burkina Faso food riots have broken out in the past week.

Around the world, governments and aid groups are grappling with the escalating cost of basic grains. In December, 37 countries faced a food crisis, reports the UN Food and Agricultural Organization (FAO), and 20 nations had imposed some form of food-price controls.

In Asia, where rice is on every plate, prices are shooting up almost daily. Premium Thai fragrant rice now costs $900 per ton, a nearly 30 percent rise from a month ago.

Exporters say the price could eclipse $1,000 per ton by June. Similarly, prices of white rice have climbed about 50 percent since January to $600 per ton and are projected to jump another 40 percent to $800 per ton in April.

The skyrocketing prices have prompted millers to default on rice supply contracts and bandits to steal rice as they aim to hoard the crop, and sell it later, as prices continue to rise.

“The farmers are afraid as their fields have been robbed in the nighttime,” says Sarayouth Phumithon, an official at the Thai government’s Bureau of Rice Strategy and Supply. “This is just the beginning. The problem will get worse if the price keeps increasing.”

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High Rice Cost Creating Fears of Asia Unrest

NY Times
March 29, 2008

Rising prices and a growing fear of scarcity have prompted some of the world’s largest rice producers to announce drastic limits on the amount of rice they export.

The price of rice, a staple in the diets of nearly half the world’s population, has almost doubled on international markets in the last three months. That has pinched the budgets of millions of poor Asians and raised fears of civil unrest.

Shortages and high prices for all kinds of food have caused tensions and even violence around the world in recent months. Since January, thousands of troops have been deployed in Pakistan to guard trucks carrying wheat and flour. Protests have erupted in Indonesia over soybean shortages, and China has put price controls on cooking oil, grain, meat, milk and eggs.

Food riots have erupted in recent months in Guinea, Mauritania, Mexico, Morocco, Senegal, Uzbekistan and Yemen. But the moves by rice-exporting nations over the last two days — meant to ensure scarce supplies will meet domestic needs — drove prices on the world market even higher this week.

This has fed the insecurity of rice-importing nations, already increasingly desperate to secure supplies. On Tuesday, President Gloria Macapagal Arroyo of the Philippines, afraid of increasing rice scarcity, ordered government investigators to track down hoarders.

The increase in rice prices internationally promised to put more pressure on prices in the United States, which imports more than 30 percent of the rice Americans consume, according to the United States Rice Producers Association. The price that consumers pay for rice has already increased more than 8 percent over the last year.

But the United States is fortunate in also exporting rice; poor countries ranging from Sengal in West Africa to the Solomon Islands in the South Pacific are heavily dependent on imports and now face higher bills.

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Kissinger’s Plan For Food Control Genocide

Tehran Times
March 18, 2008

On Dec. 10, 1974, the U.S. National Security Council under Henry Kissinger completed a classified 200-page study, “National Security Study Memorandum 200: Implications of Worldwide Population Growth for U.S. Security and Overseas Interests.” The study falsely claimed that population growth in the so-called Lesser Developed Countries (LDCs) was a grave threat to U.S. national security. Adopted as official policy in November 1975 by President Gerald Ford, NSSM 200 outlined a covert plan to reduce population growth in those countries through birth control, and also, implicitly, war and famine. Brent Scowcroft, who had by then replaced Kissinger as national security adviser (the same post Scowcroft was to hold in the Bush administration), was put in charge of implementing the plan. CIA Director George Bush was ordered to assist Scowcroft, as were the secretaries of state, treasury, defense, and agriculture.

The bogus arguments that Kissinger advanced were not original. One of his major sources was the Royal Commission on Population, which King George VI had created in 1944 “to consider what measures should be taken in the national interest to influence the future trend of population.” The commission found that Britain was gravely threatened by population growth in its colonies, since “a populous country has decided advantages over a sparsely-populated one for industrial production.” The combined effects of increasing population and industrialization in its colonies, it warned, “might be decisive in its effects on the prestige and influence of the West,” especially effecting “military strength and security.”

NSSM 200 similarly concluded that the United States was threatened by population growth in the former colonial sector. It paid special attention to 13 “key countries” in which the United States had a “special political and strategic interest”: India, Bangladesh, Pakistan, Indonesia, Thailand, the Philippines, Turkey, Nigeria, Egypt, Ethiopia, Mexico, Brazil, and Colombia. It claimed that population growth in those states was especially worrisome, since it would quickly increase their relative political, economic, and military strength.

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Food crisis being felt around world
http://www.nationalpost.com/news/story.html?id=412984

Imagine you were already slowly starving and food prices suddenly double
http://electronicintifada.net/v2/article9421.shtml

Bread, milk, egg prices spike, draining locals’ wallets
http://www.pressofatlanticcity.com/186/story/119284.html

Food prices rising across the world
http://www.printthis.clickability.com..d.ap%2Findex.html&partnerID=21210

 



Oil Jumps Above $100 For The First Time In History

Oil Jumps Above $100 For The First Time In History

AP
February 19, 2008

Oil futures shot higher Tuesday, closing above $100 for the first time as investors bet that crude prices will keep climbing despite evidence of plentiful supplies and falling demand. At the pump, gas prices rose further above $3 a gallon.

There was no single driver behind oil’s sharp price jump; investors seized on an explosion at a 67,000 barrel per day refinery in Texas, the falling dollar, the possibility that OPEC may cut production next month, the threat of new violence in Nigeria and continuing tensions between the U.S. and Venezuela.

The fact that there was no overriding reason for such a price spike could be a bad omen for consumers already bearing the burdens of high heating costs and falling real estate values. Many recent forecasts have said oil demand growth this year will be less than initially expected, yet prices continue to rise. That suggests they may continue rising as the weakening dollar attracts new investors to the futures market.

And rising oil prices mean higher gas prices.

“As the economy weakens, it’s going to be met with $3.50 and $3.60 gasoline,” said James Cordier, founder of OptionSellers.com, a Tampa, Fla., trading firm. “And that really spells trouble for the consumer.”

Light, sweet crude for March delivery rose $4.51 to settle at a record $100.01 a barrel on the New York Mercantile Exchange after earlier rising to $100.10, a new trading record. It was the first time since Jan. 3 that oil had been above $100.

Oil prices are still within the range of inflation-adjusted highs set in early 1980. Depending on how the adjustment is calculated, $38 a barrel then would be worth $96 to $103 or more today.

Crude futures offer a hedge against a falling dollar, and oil futures bought and sold in dollars are more attractive to foreign investors when the greenback is falling.

“I really think … crude oil’s going to soar through $100,” Cordier said.

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Oil falls from record above $100 a barrel
http://news.google.com/new..20/oil.html&cid=1134682784

Huge explosion shatters Texas oil refinery
http://www.latimes.com/news..finery19feb19,1,6514841.story

 



Gold Peaks Above $861, Oil $100 a Barrel
Gold Peaks Above $861, Oil $100 a Barrel

Economist
January 3, 2008


TRADITIONALLY, the beginning of the year is a time for bargain-hunters to snap up excess stock on the cheap. Not, this year, on the commodity markets. On Tuesday January 2nd, the first business day of the new year, oil breached $100 a barrel for the first time. Gold, at the same time, reached a record price of over $861 an ounce. The immediate catalysts for the rising prices were ongoing turmoil in places like Nigeria and Pakistan and the continuing slump of the dollar. To those holding euros or yen, the weakening dollar makes oil and gold look cheaper; they can bid up prices in dollar terms without spending any more of their own currency. Moreover, gold, and nowadays oil too, is seen as a haven when the dollar is weak—so the latter’s drop may be accelerating the former’s rise.Gold is also seen as a haven more broadly, from political turmoil, inflation and all-round economic malaise. Gloomy news from America, where house prices are falling and manufacturing is contracting, have prompted fears of a full-blown recession. The economies of emerging markets in Asia and the Middle East are still chugging along, but analysts are cutting growth forecasts for them too. Normally, the worsening outlook for the world economy would prompt commodity prices to fall, on the assumption that demand for most goods will soon be slowing. But demand for oil continues to rise quickly in booming spots such as China and the Gulf states. These countries make matters worse by artificially inflating demand for petrol through subsidies or price caps, which leave consumers with little incentive to drive less even as the oil price surges.

Western oil companies, saddled with rising prices for everything from engineers to truck tyres—and in some cases, outright shortages—are struggling to pump more oil. They have also been excluded from the most promising terrain for exploration by nationalist regimes, which are increasingly reluctant to share their wealth with outsiders. Those same regimes seem in no hurry to increase their output, partly because they realise that their sluggishness is helping to keep prices high. But publicly, at least, the Organisation of the Petroleum Exporting Countries argues that oil at $100 is the result not of a shortage of supply but of financial speculation.

There might be some truth in that: in recent years, the volume of oil traded on markets such as New York’s Mercantile Exchange (NYMEX) has risen out of all proportion to the amount consumed. Hedge and pension funds and even individual investors have been piling into commodities of late. This influx of money could be exaggerating the market’s gyrations. Indeed, oil only topped $100 in a single transaction before falling back.

Politics is not helping either. A surge in violence in the oil-rich but restive Niger Delta in Nigeria over the New Year’s holiday helped to propel the oil price to three figures. Since the world has few idle oil wells, and relatively low stocks, even minor disturbances in producing countries prompt sharp jumps in the price. The traders at NYMEX, for example, pore over every diplomatic statement concerning Iran’s disputed nuclear programme to see if they can detect a heightening of tensions.

All this makes life particularly difficult for the world’s central bankers. High oil prices, after all, further blight the economic outlook by reducing consumers’ spending power. Yet they also stoke inflation, making it harder to cut interest rates. It is proving a gloomy new year for them too.

Oil at $100 not our fault: OPEC
http://www.reuters.com/article/businessN…ws&rpc=23&sp=true

No End In Sight For Dollar Decline
http://www.bloomberg.com/apps/news?…NmeaC6FGP8&refer=home

U.S. Federal Reserve Meeting Minutes for December 11, Says Economic Outlook Is “Unusually Uncertain”
http://www.bloomberg.com/apps/ne..=aiQpBq6FpVCE&refer=home

Citigroup May Write Down $12 Billion, Bernstein Says
http://www.bloomberg.com/apps/..d=aNjYH4i1I8Y8&refer=finance

U.S. Manufacturing Fails To Grow
http://www.bloomberg.com/apps/n…=anLEam9Tw4Ik&refer=home

Era Of Cheap Food Is Over
http://www.csmonitor.com/2007/1231/p13s01-wogi.html

Chinese currency hits new high against U.S. dollar
http://news.xinhuanet.com/english/2008-01/02/content_7352499.htm

From the sub-prime to the ridiculous: how $100bn vanished
http://www.guardian.co.uk/business/2007/dec/31/subprimecrisis.creditcrunch

Wall Street Start To Year Worst In 25 Years
http://www.ft.com/cms/s/0/222d091…2ac,s01=1.html?nclick_check=1

New Year 2008 may destroy USA’s struggling economy
http://english.pravda.ru/world/americas/103144-0/

City of debt shows US housing woe
http://news.bbc.co.uk/2/hi/business/7164898.stm

Mortgage Defaults Rise 35%
http://www.bloomberg.com/apps/n…i7SbPeUP3Q&refer=us

Top economist says America could plunge into recession
http://business.timesonline.co.uk…mics/article3111659.ece

Venezuela Introduces New Currency
http://sify.com/finance/fullstory.php?id=14582431

U.S. Economic Collapse News Archive

 



Jenny McCarthy on The View Autism & Vaccines

Jenny McCarthy on The View Autism & Vaccines

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Gc8QETKbquc

 

Larry King Live with Jenny McCarthy

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Shgoub7b4cs

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Oil Surge To $89 May Provoke OPEC Meeting


Oil Surge To $89 May Provoke OPEC Meeting

Reuters
October 17, 2007

NEW YORK (Reuters) – Oil’s record rally stalled on Wednesday after an OPEC minister said the group could not rule out another output hike to cool the red hot market and may call a formal meeting next month in Saudi Arabia.

U.S. crude (CLc1: Quote, Profile, Research) dipped 27 cents to $87.34 a barrel by 2:12 p.m. EDT (1612 GMT) after touching a fresh record $89 earlier in the day. London Brent crude (LCOc1: Quote, Profile, Research) fell 51 cents to $83.04 a barrel.

Oil has climbed more than 13 percent since last week on fears of a winter supply crunch and rising tensions between Turkey and Kurdish rebels in northern Iraq, renewing worries soaring energy costs could damage the global economy.

Nigeria’s oil minister, Odein Ajumogobia, told Reuters Wednesday that OPEC could call a formal meeting November 17 when ministers meet in Saudi Arabia for a heads of state conference, nearly three weeks earlier than planned.

“There will be a meeting of ministers, initially informally, but there may be a formal meeting,” Ajumogobia said. “We are still a month away and it depends what transpires before then.” (ID:nL17763774: Quote, Profile, Research)

OPEC’s next scheduled formal meeting was set December 5 in the United Arab Emirates. The group has already agreed to boost output by 500,000 barrels per day starting November 1.

Ajumogobia said OPEC has not ruled out additional action.

U.S. Energy Secretary Sam Bodman said Wednesday that high oil prices were of “great concern” to the administration of U.S. President George W. Bush, but said there was no decision yet on whether to tap the emergency oil reserve.

The United States’ economy is already facing headwinds from the meltdown in the subprime mortgage market, and experts said soaring energy costs could worsen the economic outlook.

“Given the long-term risks of security-related disruptions to the global oil market, it would be very wrong to write off oil-induced recessions as a thing of the past,” said Gilles Moec, an economist at Bank of America.

Oil’s rally earlier in the day to $89 a barrel was propelled by news Turkey’s parliament granted its troops permission to launch an attack against Kurdish rebels inside Iraqi territory, despite international pressure.

The tensions dimmed hopes for a recovery in Iraqi oil exports via Turkey, which have been sporadic since 2003. But traders say the greater fear is the risk of further unsettling the Middle East region, source of a third of the world’s oil.

Surging oil prices, also driven by an inflow of investor money, have approached their $90.46-per-barrel inflation-adjusted peak of 1980, the year after the Iranian revolution and at the start of the Iran-Iraq war.

U.S. petroleum consumption already has showed signs of slowing, with demand growth running just 0.2 percent over last year, according to the latest government data. But experts said the slowdown is being offset by continued strong growth in demand from China and other developing economies.

Tempering oil’s rally Wednesday, U.S. crude stocks and refined fuel stockpiles rose more than expected last week, according to a government report.

Oil Reverses Course, Hits New Record
http://biz.yahoo.com/ap/071017/oil_prices.html?.v=12