Thursday, September 25, 2008

Another wall falls, but now in New York

Coincidentally, the area of NY where the banks and other financial institutions which make that fiancial heart of the world is called Wall Street. 

But starting this week, the future will not be any more what it used to be. "A financial Pearl Habour" called it one of the wealthiest businessmen in the world. 

In addition, the BBC has just withdrawn a newscast to broadcast a special show called "the world in the brink". That name is enough to understand the seriousness of the issue. 

Someone pointed out that Wall Street may be losing its world preeminence overall. U.S. Capitalism will not be copied in the inmediate future. 

The USA should open beyond the G-7 to the G-20, said another guest, implying that world financial power will be more spread in the future and Asia and the Arabs will want assurances before placing their assests in the hand by their American competitors. 

But, as one participant who resides in Hong Kon said: "The world will be the same again in the future. We will overcome this crisis and others will come elsewhere. 

My immediate conclusion is that the Americans should stop living -as the Argentinian- beyond their means and they can not expect others pay for their careless (¿criminal?) way to bring about their financial affairs, without supervision or honesty. 

The common people of the U.S. has to correct their bad borrowing and consumption habits and the bankers should be more alert in order not to compete "giving away" money to people with no ability to pay.

Unfortunately, it the young people who will pay for the mistakes of their elders. They will have to pay  by way of inflation government expenditures to save dishonest and inept bankers. 

A Berlin Wall Financial is crumbling before our eyes is ...


Tuesday, September 16, 2008

Oil prices have fallen

“Oil prices have fallen more than $54 from the record high price of $147.27 a barrel, and will probably dip below $90 a barrel this week…”


Como el presupuesto lo calculan siempre con la mitad del  precio, el de este año fue calculado a 75$ para asegurar que sobraran 70$ para Alí Baba y sus 40 Ladrones; pero el bajón de esta semana –SIN DUDAS- le descuadrará las cuentas a la pandilla.

Así que los veremos corriendo el año que viene o antes a fines de este año, para corregir los gastos en el pueblo. Que al final compite por la misma plata con la banda de ladrones que lo administra.

Si lo venden a 90$, y le restan el presupuesto oficial, solo les quedarían 15$ para robar, no los 70$ que habían imaginado.

Como sabemos que el pueblo y sus necesidades van DESPUES de la pandilla, el año que viene veremos menos recolección de basura, menos policías en la calle, más homicidios sin aclarar, menos fiscales por expediente, más presos esperando juicio más tiempo, más escuelas destartaladas, más hospitales sin insumos, más muertos por falta de atención médica, más bebes muertos en las maternidades, menos inversión, más protestas, más represión, más tráfico de drogas (de algo tienen que vivir los revolucionarios), menos inversión pública, menos mantenimiento de las infraestructuras urbanas, más deterioro de la CANTV y de la Electricidad de Caracas y en el interior apagones más largos y seguidos.

Cierto, el mundo no se acabará, pero para el pueblo todo se pondrá más difícil, pro que no es verdad que Alí Baba va a robar menos o a comprar menos armas o a viajar menos.

Eso no cambiará, al menos mientras el pueblo -sobornado como está hoy- se lo siga permitiendo… 

Russian Bombers in Venezuela

Imagenes inéditas bombarderos
Vídeo enviado por noticias24

Friday, September 12, 2008

Venezuelan Officials Support FARC

September 12, 2008

Treasury Targets Venezuelan Government Officials Supporting the FARC

Washington, DC--The U.S. Department of the Treasury's Office of Foreign Assets Control (OFAC) today designated two senior Venezuelan government officials, Hugo Armando Carvajal Barrios and Henry de Jesus Rangel Silva, and one former official, Ramon Rodriguez Chacin, for materially assisting the narcotics trafficking activities of the Revolutionary Armed Forces of Colombia (FARC), a narco-terrorist organization.

"Today's designation exposes two senior Venezuelan government officials and one former official who armed, abetted, and funded the FARC, even as it terrorized and kidnapped innocents," said Adam J. Szubin, Director of OFAC. "This is OFAC's sixth action in the last ten months against the FARC. We will continue to target and isolate those individuals and entities that aid the FARC's deadly narco-terrorist activities in the Americas."

Hugo Armando Carvajal Barrios is the Director of Venezuela's Military Intelligence Directorate (DGIM).  His assistance to the FARC includes protecting drug shipments from seizure by Venezuelan anti-narcotics authorities and providing weapons to the FARC, allowing them to maintain their stronghold of the coveted Arauca Department.   Arauca, which is located on the Colombia/Venezuela border, is known for coca cultivation and cocaine production.  Carvajal Barrios also provides the FARC with official Venezuelan government identification documents that allow FARC members to travel to and from Venezuela with ease. 

Henry de Jesus Rangel Silva, the Director of Venezuela's Directorate of Intelligence and Prevention Services or DISIP, is in charge of intelligence and counterintelligence activities for the Venezuelan government.   Rangel Silva has materially assisted the narcotics trafficking activities of the FARC.  He has also pushed for greater cooperation between the Venezuelan government and the FARC.

Ramon Emilio Rodriguez Chacin, who was Venezuela's Minister of Interior and Justice until September 8, is the Venezuelan government's main weapons contact for the FARC. The FARC uses its proceeds from narcotics sales to purchase weapons from the Venezuelan government.  Rodriguez Chacin has held numerous meetings with senior FARC members, one of which occurred at the Venezuelan government's Miraflores Palace in late 2007.  Rodriguez Chacin has also assisted the FARC by trying to facilitate a $250 million dollar loan from the Venezuelan government to the FARC in late 2007.  We cannot confirm whether the loan materialized.

On May 29, 2003, President George W. Bush identified the FARC as a significant foreign narcotics trafficker, or drug kingpin, pursuant to the Kingpin Act. In 2001, the State Department designated the FARC as a Specially Designated Global Terrorist pursuant to Executive Order 13224, and in 1997 as a Foreign Terrorist Organization.

This OFAC action continues ongoing efforts under the Kingpin Act to apply financial measures against significant foreign narcotics traffickers and their organizations worldwide.  In addition to the 75 drug kingpins that have been designated by the President, 460 businesses and individuals have been designated pursuant to the Kingpin Act since June 2000. 

Today's action freezes any assets the designated entities and individuals may have under U.S. jurisdiction and prohibits U.S. persons from conducting financial or commercial transactions involving those assets. Penalties for violations of the Kingpin Act range from civil penalties of up to $1,075,000 per violation to more severe criminal penalties. Criminal penalties for corporate officers may include up to 30 years in prison and fines of up to $5,000,000. Criminal fines for corporations may reach $10,000,000. Other individuals face up to 10 years in prison for criminal violations of the Kingpin Act and fines pursuant to Title 18 of the United States Code.


Sunday, September 07, 2008

Carimba, skin story

Carimba, marcada en mi piel

Spanish video on racism in Venezuela. I will be waiting for a video by the same filmaker on SPANISH racism and xenophobia against ALL latinos living or visiting SPAIN. Vale.


Monday, September 01, 2008

You will enjoy this

Scientific: Money buys you happiness

There are studies for every thing.

Two recent ones indicate that the country with more intelligent people is Singapore (108 points).

The country with more gross people is not Ireland or Poland (as the joke has it) but Equatorial Guinea (59 points).

Venezuela appears with 84 points, exactly half the scale, meaning we are half gross.

Another study says Happiness is not distributed evenly.

The happiest people live in Denmark (273 points) and the most wretched live in Burundi (100 points).

In that ranking Venezuelans appear with 247 points and Singaporeans with 230.

The obvious conclusion is that the Orientals are unhappy smart guys while Venezuelans are happy but idiots.

If despite all your intelligence you find it confusing, just read the third study.

It links income with intelligence and presents the graph with which everything is finally clarified.

The obvious scientific conclusion is 'Venezuelan are a bunch of happy poor asses...'