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A couple of years ago I had set up a wifi system around my house but it was down, I am thinking of making another one and I am going to name it "wifi republic".
I am going to re-organize my blogs too, now I am testing some templates, trying and testing them at this stage. I am trying to fully utilized the latest blogspot editor. Not doubt that they are better with many needs that are taken care of. However the new blogspot editor lack fluidity where we can used different blog templates for different categories of posts or entries.
However I had thought of this new format. Try anak matlesen to see the new format. The present PERWI is slightly messy as I had attempted to master the new blogspot editor. I think by doing that I had taken extra "memories".
I am still in the learning curve and I may not proceed with the present idea for I have to evaluate either to follow the existing system that blogspot new editor provide or do the necessary such as amending the html on the free template that I had obtained satisfactorily to get a system that I want.
By Burhan Al-Chalabi.
The U.S. Presidential Election has sent a clear and unequivocal message to the world. The American people have rejected the foreign and domestic policies of President George W. Bush.
In Britain, the former Prime Minister, Tony Blair, found his position unsustainable and resigned, leaving the invasion of Iraq and its awful consequences as his political legacy. The new Prime Minister, Gordon Brown, has talked about the need to be open and transparent in order to win the trust of the British public, but has so far shown no sign of addressing or redressing his predecessor’s failed policies in Iraq and elsewhere in the Middle East. The military occupation of Iraq and the exploitation of its vast mineral wealth continue unabated.
To justify the invasion of and war against Iraq, President Bush and Prime Minister Blair cited two violations by the Iraqi regime: of human rights and of UN Security Council resolutions passed just before and after the first Gulf War of 1991. The purpose of the war, it was claimed, was to hold the Iraqi regime accountable under international law.
But by invading Iraq, the U.S. Administration and the British Government were themselves violating UN resolutions and international law, as stated in the Report by Lord Bingham, the Law Lord, and published in the Guardian on 18th November 2008. The Iraqi people’s human and civil rights were ---and remain---swept aside by the acts of war and the continuing fact of occupation. . . . . read more
Public Forum : “Iraq war was illegal. Get real and stop lying!”
According to The Sun, the ceremony took place while Jackson, 50, was recording an album at the home of Steve Porcaro, a keyboard player who composed music on his Thriller album.
The former Jackson 5 star was counseled by David Wharnsby, a Canadian songwriter, and Phillip Bubal, a producer, who have both converted. . . . read more
. . . dispels six myths in detail:
- Myth 1: Gold is a bad investment
- Myth 2: Gold is not a good inflation hedge
- Myth 3: Gold is a risky investment
- Myth 4: Gold does not pay dividends or interest
- Myth 5: Gold is an archaic relic
- Myth 6: Mining stocks are better investments than bullion
Viruses, hacker attacks and other cyber threats are now a part of daily life.
4. New technologies - new anti-malware solutions . . . read more
5. Forewarned is forearmed
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Former attorney general Lord Goldsmith defended his legal advice
Legal advice given to Tony Blair by the attorney general prior to the Iraq war was fundamentally "flawed," a former law lord has claimed.
Lord Bingham said Lord Goldsmith had given Mr Blair "no hard evidence" that Iraq had defied UN resolutions "in a manner justifying resort to force".
Therefore, the action by the UK and US was "a serious violation of international law," Lord Bingham added. . . read more
Today is the day of Iraqi unity among Arabs, Kurds, all communities of Iraq, to reject the security pact
Hazim al-Araji ;
Aide to Moqtada Sadr
The BBC's Andrew North, who was at the protest, says people waved Iraqi flags, Shia banners and chanted anti-American slogans, and an effigy of US President George W Bush was attacked by the crowd.
Joint prayers were held with many Sunni Muslims at the demonstration, our correspondent said. . . . read more.Source ; BBC News
The Development Assistance Research Associates (DARA) Humanitarian Response Index 2008 measures how effectively the world's 23 largest donors deliver aid. The United States ranked 15th in overall effectiveness and only 13th in the level of generosity measured by the size of its economy.
But it ranked near the bottom, 22nd, when it came to adherence to principles and guidelines established by the Organization for Economic Cooperation and Development to ensure that political considerations don't exclude worthy recipients of aid.
DARA's findings reflect what it called the United States' use of humanitarian assistance to achieve military or political goals in eight crisis zones the group studied, including Afghanistan, Colombia and the Palestinian territories. . . read more
By the way, the Federal Constitution of Malaysia does not state that the Umno President must become the Prime Minister of Malaysia. What it does say is that the Agong must appoint a Member of the House (one of the 222 Members of Parliament) who commands the confidence of the majority of the Members of the House as the Prime Minister. And Pak Lah already has 82 Pakatan Rakyat Members of Parliament with him plus 20 from Umno. All he needs is ten more and MCA, MIC and Gerakan have 20 combined. So, even without the Sabah and Sarawak Parliamentarians, Pak Lah can still remain as Prime Minister of Malaysia.. . . read more
The diplomatic community's rejection of Libya centred on Col Gaddafi's backing for a number of militant groups, including the Irish Republican Army and the Palestine Liberation Organisation.
Libya paid $1.8bn (£1.2bn) in October into a fund to compensate victims of the 1988 bombing - which killed 270 people - and other attacks.The payment has cleared the last hurdle to restoring full diplomatic relations between the US and Libya. . . . read more
Planning does exist under capitalism – but it takes place within individual firms rather than across society as a whole.
Capitalism is also extremely undemocratic. Even in the parts of the world where we get to vote for parliamentary representatives, we have no control over most economic decisions that shape our lives.
Because production isn't tied to what people need, crises occur where companies find that their products can't be sold. Karl Marx explained that capitalism is the first economic system where you can have a crisis of overproduction, rather than a crisis of scarcity.Socialist planning is about completely different priorities – producing for need, not for profit. It is impossible to determine what those needs are without extending democracy and involving the mass of the population in decision-making. . . . read more
Bretton Woods System after ww2
G20 Summit ends with action plan - cctv9 . . . . watch video
G-20 summit 'punts' till April - the real news network
G-20 leaders have a nice dinner but do not deal with how to make financial institutions serve the public . . . . watch video
G-20 a new world order? . . . . watch video
Crude reserves were considered the biggest hedge against any eventuality . . . .
Not any more. Iran’s recent conversion of its financial reserves into gold proves that gold is a better hedge, especially that the prices of crude have fallen flat. . . . read more
CALIFORNIA: Popular gold and silver coins such as the one-ounce gold and silver American Eagles produced by United states Mint is not available for sale in the market and those who sell do it at a premium of 50 percent or more on spot price, according to Michael Maroney, Vice President, Monex Deposit Company.
But many people are discovering that one-ounce and smaller gold and silver coins are becoming harder and harder to find every day, according to Maroney. When these coins can be found, says Maroney, sellers are demanding (and receiving) premiums of up to 50% or more over the per-ounce spot price. "Investors are getting a classic lesson in the laws of supply and demand," says Maroney. "When demand increases for a declining supply of anything, the price tends to increase."
"It's the exact opposite of what's been happening in the 'paper investment' world," notes Maroney. "In stocks, in real estate and other 'paper-based' markets, demand is actually decreasing for an increasing supply of 'paper'. . . and accordingly, we're seeing far lower and even plunging prices in these markets," says Maroney. . . . read more