Fantastic Article on the History of Finance, Capital and DebtKarl: So when we look over the history of this era and its battle between credit and the ruling elite, the challenge was to maintain land ownership within your community and keep your people there, making sure that they had some share in the benefits of working together. This sort of ...

Roundup  (glyphosate ) linked to cancer The World Health Organisation’s cancer agency has declared the world’s most widely used weedkiller (glyphosate) a “probable carcinogen” in a move that will alarm the agrochemical industry and amateur gardeners.The IARC assembled 17 experts to assess five organophosphate pesticides. After meeting for a week this month at IARC headquarters in Lyon, France, the panel decided that two of the chemicals ...

Asian Infrastructure Development Bank: U.K. Germany, France and Italy Join Bank The Asian Infrastructure Development Bank was created by China as an alternative to the World Bank. While Sri Lanka has been busy distancing themselves from China, Europe including U.K. Germany, France and Italy join the Bank.This is a must read, with Sri Lanka mentioned. The interviewer is Sharmini Peries of Real News NetworkExcerpts from Michael Hudson: Europe Tilts East Towards ...

Worst President: JR Jayawardana or Mahinda Rajapakse ? Worst President: JR Jayawardana or Mahinda Rajapakse ?Sereno Anukkranayagam Barr-KumarakulasingheNorth Western Province, Sri LankaDownload a PDF version SummaryFor those who cant be bothered to read long political stuff a two line sound byte.Junius Richard Jayawardana (JR): Creator of the 83 anti-Tamil riots, resulting in virulently anti-Sri Lanka diaspora segment. Builder of a megalomaniacal Capital and Parliament in Sri Jayawardanapura. ...

Who was worse JR or MR I am a Sri Lankan and part Tamil. One who did not even bother getting a green card after living and working for 22 years in the US (Student Visa and 3 H1B Visas).Everyone else conveniently has forgotten JR Jayawardena the architect of the 1978 Executive Presidency.I have not forgotten.JR The one who after the 1983 riots said in Daily ...

Generational Debt: That Debt From 1720? Britain’s Payment Is Coming Article on how bailout debts taken out by Governments can last many centuries. To me another take home message was that these debts become small change with time because of inflation.==============================================LONDON — Share prices went through the roof, speculation ran wild and money poured into ill-fated ventures before the boom turned, inevitably and catastrophically, to bust.After that financial crash in ...

Prostitution and Illegal Drugs give UK GDP a boost. Britain becomes a bigger economy than France with the inclusion of Prostitution and Illegal drugs for GDP calculation. Official estimates show prostitution added about £5.7bn to the UK economy in 2013, while illegal drugs were worth about £6.62bn.Britain spends more on illegal drugs than it does on Beer or Spirits (liquor)Britain spends more on illegal drugs and Prostitution than on ...

US Debt: $18 Trillion; U.S. Debt/GDP ratio over 300% So much for fiscal prudence. $4.9 Trillion added by George Bush Presidency. $8 trillion by the Obama Presidency.Total U.S. debt has increased by 70 percent under Obama, from $10.625 trillion on January 21, 2009 to over $18.005 trillion today (Dec 2 2014) Each household in the U.S. now carries the burden of $124,000 in national debt alone - or $56,378 ...

I think this should be essential reading for the gurus who negotiate or issue bonds for the SL govt directly or indirectly. e.g. The Petroleum Corp, oil price hedge fiasco.How Russia outmanoeuvred the west in Ukrainian finance by John Dizard“F*** the EU!” Victoria Nuland, US assistant secretary of state, commenting on Ukrainian policy on her mobile phone, as recorded and ...

Using Palmyra (තල්) as an Elephant Deterrent Palmyra (තල්) as an Elephant Deterrent Mr. S. M. A. Azeez is former Deputy Director of Agriculture. He has been promoting the use of Palmyra trees as an Elephant deterrent for many years. You can contact Mr. Azeez at 077-348-7114 for further details on how the trees should be planted etc.Photos are of the model plantation with Palmyra as an Elephant Deterrent.

Liberia, Ebola, Firestone and a Rubber Farm Liberia and Ebola is in the News. A Rubber Farm (Estate for us Sri Lankans) leased by Firestone is also in the news as one of the few places where Ebola has been stopped from spreading.What the articles dont mention about the Rubber Farm is that it is a million acres (4% of the land in Liberia), and in 2005 ...

False: Illegal Land Grabs By Sri Lanka Navy Destroys Wilpattu National Park Colombo Telegraph has an article claiming that the Navy has grabbed 900 acres from the Wilpattu National Park. It is factually incorrect in so many ways. Excerpts and the proper view.Who writes this rubbish.located along the Northern border of the park Northern Border and 2 km from Eluvamkulama, Really !!.Eluvamkulama is on the southern border.so far for about 2 km ...

Sustainability of Increasingly Complex Societies A must read article along the lines of Joseph Tainter's Collapse of Complex Societies. Examines the viability and sustainability of increasing complex societies. Is “doing more with less”, i.e. is ever increasing productivity sustainable.One should also think of increasingly complex Finance and Financial Instruments, and increased instability of finance and economies (kind of touched here) when reading the article. Its ...

US involvement with Ebola Virus Some interesting facts on US involvement with the Ebola Virus.#20 Researchers from Tulane University have been active for several years in the very same areas where this Ebola outbreak began. One of the stated purposes of this research was to study "the future use of fever-viruses as bioweapons".#21 According to the Ministry of Health and Sanitation in Sierra Leone, researchers ...

US may have totured in UK owned Diego Garcia Looks like the Americans may have been doing some torturing in UK owned Diego Garcia.Excerpts from the TelegraphThe government stands accused of seeking to conceal Britain's role in extraordinary rendition, ahead of the release of a declassified intelligence report that exposes the use of torture at US secret prisons around the world... will confirm that the US tortured terrorist suspects ...

Forced Migration by own Militia Does this excerpt sound familiar.The FDLR understood how to win over the do-gooders: You win by putting your people in misery, not by standing up for yourselves. Leftist victim-rhetoric has a lot to answer for in the pro-Hutu tilt of European opinion. In fact, Europeans raised on victim-rhetoric, like Georges Ruggiu, actually served as mouthpieces for the genocide while it ...

One wonders why the places like Pakistan are violently resistant to having vaccinations done. The normal arguments trotted out are that of Islamic fundamentalism. Maybe there is a different fire to that smoke.In 2011 the US organized a vaccination program in Abbottabad to find the DNA of Osama bin Laden's family and confirm that he was hiding in the compound.The ...

Previous Page