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The Shock Doctrine

The Shock Doctrine
In THE SHOCK DOCTRINE, Naomi Klein explodes the myth that the global free market triumphed democratically. Exposing the thinking, the money trail and the puppet strings behind the world-changing crises and wars of the last four decades, The Shock Doctrine is the gripping story of how America’s “free market” policies have come to dominate the world-- through the exploitation of disaster-shocked people and countries. At the most chaotic juncture in Iraq’s civil war, a new law is unveiled that would allow Shell and BP to claim the country’s vast oil reserves…. Immediately following September 11, the Bush Administration quietly out-sources the running of the “War on Terror” to Halliburton and Blackwater…. Based on breakthrough historical research and four years of on-the-ground reporting in disaster zones, The Shock Doctrine vividly shows how disaster capitalism – the rapid-fire corporate reengineering of societies still reeling from shock – did not begin with September 11, 2001.

Φωτογραφίες που σημάδεψαν την ανθρωπότητα και την Ελλάδα 5 Σεπτεμβρίου, 1972 Το πρωί της 5ης Σεπτεμβρίου 1972, κατά την διάρκεια των Ολυμπιακών Αγώνων του Μονάχου, ένας κομάντο της παλαιστινιακής στρατιωτικής οργάνωσης «Μαύρος Σεπτέμβρης», εισβάλλει στο Ολυμπιακό χωριό και κρατά 11 Ισραηλινούς αθλητές σε ομηρία, με αντάλλαγμα την απελευθέρωση 200 φυλακισμένων Παλαιστινίων. Δύο Ισραηλινοί αθλητές θα εκτελεστούν. Το βράδυ, ένα δράμα εξελίσσεται στο αεροδρόμιο του Μονάχου όπου οι τρομοκράτες προσπαθούν να διαφύγουν με τους ομήρους για το Κάιρο. Με την επέμβαση της γερμανικής αστυνομίας σκοτώνονται οι 9 Ισραηλινοί όμηροι, καθώς και τα 5 από τα 8 μέλη της οργάνωσης. Στην φωτογραφία από το μπαλκόνι των διαμερισμάτων της ισραηλινής ομάδας, πιθανολογείται ότι είναι το νεαρότερο μέλος της οργάνωσης, ο Afif Ahmed Hamid, ο οποίος βρέθηκε αργότερα ανάμεσα στους νεκρούς Παλαιστίνιους.

theGatesNotes Bill Gates I don’t often get to say that I toured Europe with a rock star, but that’s what happened last week when I spent time in London and Paris with Bono. In our meetings with government officials, our message was this: Europe’s support of overseas development assistance is saving thousands of lives and is a tremendous example for other donor countries. In Paris, we met with France’s new president, Francois Hollande and his senior ministers for finance, foreign affairs, and development. It was fantastic to hear President Hollande affirm his dedication to continuing France’s leadership in aid. In London, we met with the new secretary of state for international development, Justine Greening, who oversees the UK’s Department for International Development, which has been a great development partner. It was energizing spending time with Bono, who has such a great way of thinking about challenges and communicating with people.

Flood Recovery Too Slow; Buyout Too Low for Some CEDAR RAPIDS - Much of the criticism surrounding flood recovery and buyouts surrounds the slow pace. But there are others who say they are willing to wait even longer. It all comes down to money, and a well-known phrase for disaster victims, "duplication of benefits." The federal government won't pay twice for any disaster loss. That means people who had flood insurance will have to deduct that amount from any buyout payment. The federal government runs the flood insurance program and also funds the two buyout programs- and none can overlap. Many are realizing a buyout won't be what they expected. You can still see the high water mark on the backboard, denoting the low point of Dennis Ades life. "I lost all my personal possessions, I got out my cat, my cars, two weeks of clothes," said Time Check flood victim Dennis Ades. He had flood insurance. He cleaned out the inside, repainted the outside, and the boarded up windows match the trim. He won't even get half its value

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“The Great Feast” – TEDxOxbridge | Ed Dowding This is the transcript from my talk at TEDxOxbridge last weekend. If you a have a phone, take it out and hold it up. This device makes us magicians: At any time, from any where, we can know almost ANYTHING that is known to mankind. Ok – hands down. But what is truly extraordinary about this device… … is that this man has one too. He uses his to get stock updates – but his reminds him when to check his cows for diseases. He also tweets questions to the regional vet, shares tips and information with other farmers, knows the local and international market prices for his produce, and when you buy from him… you can pay him by SMS. There are 650 million people with a mobile phone in Sub-Saharan Africa, and even though only half of them have access to clean water or sanitation, they all have better mobile access to more information than Bill Clinton did when he was President. The world is changing quickly. Everything is secondary to food. That’s true of society, too. Food is one of these multipliers.

FEMA Explains Why Some Cedar Rapids Residents May Need Flood Insurance | KCRG-TV9 | Cedar Rapids, Iowa News, Sports, and Weather | News CEDAR RAPI DS -- More than 300 Cedar Rapids property owners might have to get flood insurance. The Federal Emergency Management Agency met with the city council Wednesday night to explain why. FEMA's standards have changed, and Cedar Rapids' current levee system just doesn't meet the government's new requirements. One way to solve that problem is to ask those 300 property owners to get flood insurance.Cedar Rapids levees need to be about three feet higher to meet federal standards. Otherwise, FEMA officials say these neighborhoods could end up underwater. So, FEMA plans to expand the city's floodplain about two-years from now to include new homes and businesses. "Just because a new map is drawn doesn't mean the flood risk has changed. The government's standards have become more strict since Cedar Rapids built the levees decades ago. FEMA officials say if property is in a floodplain, there's always a chance of a disaster. The city also has the option of improving the levy system.

WikiLeaks Study finds link between political corruption and FEMA money Where natural disasters strike, political corruption is soon to follow, say the authors of a study in the Journal of Law and Economics. But it's not the wind and rain that turns good folks bad; it's the money that floods in afterwards from the Federal Emergency Management Agency. "We find each $100 of FEMA-provided disaster relief increases the average state's corruption by nearly 102 percent," write Peter Leeson (George Mason) and Russell Sobel (West Virginia U.). "Our findings suggest that notoriously corrupt regions of the United States, such as the Gulf Coast, are in part notoriously corrupt because natural disasters frequently strike them. Leeson and Sobel base their conclusions on a statistical model that measured the relationship between FEMA allocations and corruption in each U.S. state. Hurricane-prone states like Florida, Mississippi and Louisiana, which receive large amounts of FEMA money, tend to have more corruption convictions per capita.

not_available Δίκτυο Ανταλλαγών και Αλληλεγγύης Μαγνησίας ΑΓΑΝΑΚΤΙΣΜΕΝΟΙ ΣΤΗΝ ΠΑΡΑΛΙΑ ΤΟΥ ΒΟΛΟΥ online - A guide to mkvmerge GUI Moritz Bunkus Table of contents 1. 1.1. (Note: simply copied from Matroska aims to become THE Standard of Multimedia Container Formats. If you need any more info please head over to Matroska's homepage. 1.2. mkvmerge and mkvmerge GUI (or just mmg) are two programs created by Moritz Bunkus. Both programs are available for both Windows and GNU/Linux and other Unix derivatives. 1.3. You can always find the latest version of mkvtoolnix on Moritz Bunkus' website. 1.4. This guide only focuses on the GUI part of these tools. 2. (Note: This section does not cover compilation and installation. mkvmerge's own documentation and the README files that are included in the mkvtoolnix package.) Figure 1: Use this button to select the path to the mkvmerge program. The only thing that mmg needs to know is the location of the mkvmerge binary. 3. 3.1. mkvmerge strictly differentiates between files and tracks. The typical basic steps are: Figure 2: Use these buttons to add and remove files.