Monday, February 28, 2011

Examining War

General Smedley Butler was Commandant of the maritime Corp colse to the turn of the 20th century. He was a two-time winner of the Congressional Medal of Honor. He wrote a short book called "War Is a Racket." It exposed the habitancy who were making a lot of money from the waging of war.

"War is the supreme test of man in which he rises to heights never approached in any other activity." So spoke normal George S. Patton, one of the most famous Us generals in World War 2. He openly loved war.

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Somewhere in between these extremes is where most Americans fall. Let's discover the whole matter of war.

People in favor of the use of war to resolve political or economic differences between nations can point out instances where the use of war as an instrument of the state is justified. Israel's defensive war, just after the state of Israel came into being, is an example of this, where a group of Arab countries invaded Israel with the intention of wiping the baby country off the map and killing every person in that country. Even habitancy who are ardent pacifists, when theoretically placed in Israel at that time, would probably say that they would fight to defend their country, and especially their families. Old men and quite young children did fight, and prevailed.

This can be cited as a "good war," and one that had to be fought. Score 1 for Patton's use of war.

Are there examples of "bad" wars that should not have been fought? If you study the causes of the War between the States, ordinarily mislabeled the Civil War, (it can't be called a Civil War because it occurred between independent nation states), you will find that the event that precipitated that war was an economic one. Lincoln needed revenue to run his increasing federal government. He decided that he would levy a Punitive import tax on goods coming from the southern states in the Union. It was punitive because it was above the level of a legitimate and standard tax, as defined at that time. The southern states warned Lincoln that they would not accept that tax, and that it would, in effect, destroy their industries. They also told him that if he did this, they would invoke their constitutional right to leave the Union. Lincoln did, the southern states did, and over 600,000 Americans died in an unnecessary war.

Put that war in the Smedley Butler column. It started because of money.

There is a third category, which is the most complicated of all. Should Country A resolve to take performance in Country B, uninvited, if a crime against humanity is occurring? That crime would consist of genocide, such as occurred in Germany in Ww2, in the Holocaust, or more recently, in Kosovo or Africa. Complexity enters the photograph when what must be determined is where does morality take precedence over international law, which historically prohibits preemptive war? What needs to be examined minutely is what is the true infer for a preemptive war.

So we must discover why a war starts, the Real "why," before we put it in whether the Patton or Butler column. That takes work. It's worth the time, though. I think you will find that the "good" wars, the "just" wars, are ones that are fought by habitancy defending their country, (where they live), their homes, (where they live), and their families, with whom they live. If you define a war (small), as picking up a chair and smashing it over the head of an intruder armed with a gun, who broke into your home, there are few habitancy in the world who would not call your mini war as "just" and necessary. Israel did that, on a larger scale, and please notice that these two wars, yours and theirs, are defensive in nature. The Us war of 1812, when the British invaded the Us, was a just war of defense, as well. Is a "just" war all the time one of defense? Just asking.

Let's look at the normal state of affairs of America in the year 2010, as it pertains to the wars we are currently waging. If you are of the idea that those wars are being fought in defense of our country, homes and family, put them in the Patton side of the ledger. If you are safe bet that there is no chance that the Afghan Navy will be sailing into New York harbor, disgorging Taliban soldiers in landing craft intent on subjugating the whole country, vote for the Butler point of view, and look for the real infer we are fighting there.

What must also be examined objectively, is why the United States has forces stationed in Kyrgyzstan, Djibouti, Togo, East Timor, Fiji, and 130 more countries comprising 70% of the total numbers of countries on Earth. If they are in these countries to ensure that the Usa is not attacked by anyone from those countries, I vote to keep them there. Details of our worldwide forces presence are all in one place, here below. It's a fast education, and may surprise you.

If the proposed defense budget for 2011, by the Obama administration, of 8 Billion will guarantee that bad guys stay out of my home, and don't hurt my family, I'll hold that, too. This website below has a great deal of information on where that money will go. It's our money, so you should take a peek.

The above arguments, both for and against war, are just words. They get real only when some guys blow up a building near where you work, or when two habitancy in forces uniforms knock on the door of an American home, and the sound of pain is heard by the neighbors as a mum is told her 18 year-old child soldier was killed three days ago. These things are the reality of war, and must be determined by all of us when we consider what position to take on whether or not our country goes to war. Wars are not video games.

Examining War

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Sunday, February 27, 2011

Bed and breakfast Accommodations Explained

Bed and Breakfast, a term originated in the United Kingdom is a one of its kind in the hotel business. As the name suggests, the Bed and Breakfast, or B&B, offers accommodation and morning meal but not lunch or dinner. These are normally secret homes that run the company as a traditional or secondary mode of revenue and are normally small in size, with about 10 rooms or so. The behalf motive is normally low.

A B&B can have secret guestrooms or suites with secret bathrooms or shared bathrooms. The morning meal is served either in the dining room or the guestroom. Most of these establishments are house affairs, although some of them hire external help for cleaning rooms and laundry service. However, it may be noted that the moment a B&B hires external pro help, it goes into the type of inns or hotels.

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In modern times, B&Bs have undergone some radical changes. It is now quite coarse to see a B&B gift free wireless Internet access, spas, free parking and other deals and discounts just like any other industrial establishments. B&Bs are quite favorite in countries like United Kingdom, New Zealand, Cuba, Israel, Italy, Kyrgyzstan and all over North America.

The modern B&Bs are required by law to succeed some safety regulations like fire flee plan and smoke detectors in the guest rooms. B&Bs are also members of pro trade associations - international, national, regional and local. The members meet now and then and share best practices and ideas. It is a normal perception that members of B&B pro trade associations offer good assistance and stay.

Although B&Bs can be found in some countries, whenever one thinks of the term B&B, the image that comes to mind is a middle aged British gentleman and his portly wife who welcomes you with a smile and immediately lays down the rules of the house. Inside, there would be a comfortable drawing room with a fireplace and a wooden staircase foremost to the guestrooms upstairs.

The typical guestroom will be a cozy area that would have a wall to wall carpet, a Tv or a radio, a small bathroom with a bathtub. On first glance, the rooms may seem very sparse, but that is the charm of a typical British B&B room. It's a typical British preparation with British ambiance. Although B&Bs have come up all across the globe, the quintessential flavor of a B&B is still associated with United Kingdom.

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Saturday, February 26, 2011

Kumalak - Divination From Stone Age to Date


Have you ever heard what kumalak divination is? as you know divination field covers a wide range of subjects. From tarot cards to coffee cup readings to astrology our fascination to account for signs to predict events or maybe to know things more in depths has always made us curious. From aged times to date metaphysics and divination have been around, always open for debate, the dedicated practitioners of divination methods have always been put through vigorous tests, just like a pupil who sits for an university exam who needs his answers to be accurate, divination practitioners of all times withstood the test of time. And practically all cultures have a form of divination. Now we will look at the ever aged and unchanged knowledge of Kumalak divination also known as the mirror of destiny.

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Kumalak is a divination ideas similar to tarot, but it is a form of geomancy, it has origins to shamanic nomads who live on the expansive regions of Kazakhstan, it can also be seen in practice by peoples of northern India, Siberia and Kyrgyzstan, all of these cultures were once at the town of aged world trade, which was also known as the silk road; connecting east and west to north and south, thus exchanging cultural ideas and also wisdom and spiritual knowledge as well, this can be the presume that it is found throughout this region. Kumalak divination is also getting recognition by western divination communities, for its accuracy and supremacy as far as tools for divining is concerned.

Here's the spellbinding facts of Kumalak divination, because these regions have been inhabited since the stone age, Kumalak divination is believed to date back to this era, and shamanic cultures of these regions of course believe, that it dates back to their most distant ancestors, although similarly to tarot history the exact date of birth for this knowledge is not 100% clear, but we need to perceive that shamanic cultures hold on to their way life resisting the convert to contemporary ways of living, these cultures can be seen living in the same manner of their ancestors, though not in caves anymore they now prefer conveyable large dome like tents "which are called yurt". If we were to use our presume and perceive that if a person needs to be initiated by the shaman elders to be able open Kumalak divination, then possibly the same knowledge of millions of years of past history must still be the same today.

Knowledge of this divination was never written or inexpressive nor translated. Kumalak knowledge passes down to successive generation by elders through teaching and initiation. This is a fact, therefore Kumalak can be said to be the most original authentic and earliest form of divination on earth that we know of.

Kumalak divination is very involved to simply account for it here but let me give you basic information; reading is regularly done with 41 beads although there are other methods (such as 7 bead spread) this requires dissimilar levels of attainment of wisdom. After sorting 41 Kumalak beads the reader is left with nine piles and in these piles you might have either 1, 2, 3 or for beads, and each bead will describe an element of nature such as estimate one for fire and estimate two for water and estimate three for wind and estimate four for earth elements. Also each pile will correspond with human parts such as eyes (for view point) hands for actions movement and feet for destinations, also heart and mind. The nine pile spread is put in order to also get insights for past present and hereafter by interpreting the nature aspects which correspond with a person or persons.

Kumalak is not simply a fortune telling recipe as some population suggest, those who suggest it to be fortune telling simply do not know much about Kumalak divination, possibly they simply read something about it and believe the data found to be true without further learning it, this would definitely offend the shamanic elders of eastern parts of our world. Those who are in the know of Kumalak divination; know that it is a way to glance at life from a spiritual point of view, by summoning the ancestral spiritual guides to get guidance for life also events and happenings. Have you ever had Kumalak readings before?

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Friday, February 25, 2011

Lake Issyk Kul - A Spectacular Mountain Lake in Kyrgyzstan

Kyrgyzstan boasts a amount of spectacular mountain lakes. It is inherent to travel straight through spectacular mountain scenery and feel the original life of the Kyrgyz while staying in yurts. There are also opportunities for spectacular horse treks and hikes throughout.

Lake Issyk Kul, which means "hot lake" in the Kyrgyz language, is situated in the northern Tian Shan mountains in eastern Kyrgyzstan. It is the tenth largest lake in the world by volume and the second largest saline lake after the Caspian Sea. Although it is surrounded by snow-capped peaks, it never freezes; hence its name.

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The lake's southern shore is dominated by the ruggedly beautiful Teskey Ala-Too Range of the Tian Shan mountains. The Kyungey Ala-Too Range of the Tian Shan runs parallel to the north shore.

A amount of small towns surround the lake. These fell on hard times after the break-up of the Ussr, but now hotel complexes are being refurbished and easy underground bed-and-breakfast pensions (guest houses) are being established for a new generation of health and leisure visitors. For those who like a beach holiday, Lake Issyk Kul offers beaches surrounded with beautiful mountains.

Lake Issyk Kul is 182 kilometers long, and up to 60 kilometers, and covers an area of 6,236 quadrilateral kilometers. This makes it the second largest mountain lake in the world behind Lake Titicaca in South America. Placed at an altitude of 1,607 meters, it reaches 668 meters in depth. It is also the site of an antique city from 2500 years ago, and archaeological excavations are still going on.

Over 100 rivers and streams flow into the lake; the largest are the Djyrgalan and Tyup. It is fed by springs, including many hot springs, and snow melt-off. The lake has no current outlet, but some scientists surmise that, deep underground, lake water filters into the Chu River.

Kyrgyzstan can offer adventure travel at its best. This is an unspoilt country where you can still enjoy easy pleasures in relative solitude. Make the most of it now. In the next few years, the tourism commerce will develop, and there will be many more visitors to this beautiful country.

Lake Issyk Kul - A Spectacular Mountain Lake in Kyrgyzstan

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Wednesday, February 23, 2011

Biblical Adam and Eve Laid to Rest by National Genome scheme

Today I received my Dna ancestral profile back from the National Geographic Genome Project. Six weeks ago I did a uncomplicated mouth swab for Dna and sent it to the project. I have good news and bad news. My Y chromosome results recognize me as a member of halo group R1b, a lineage defined by a genetic mark called M343. This halo group is the final destination of a genetic journey that began some 60,000 years ago with the ancient y chromosome mark called 168 originating in Eastern Africa.

It seems my personal Dna, the stuff that makes me who and what I am today managed to cross the southern Red Sea about 60,000 years ago in the area of Yemen. This was a tad easier than today as an ice age was locking up much of the water on the planet and the crossing was much easier than today. Spreading north, as mark 89 straight through the Arabian Peninsula, "I" migrated across Iran and Iraq into Afghanistan, Tajikistan, Kyrgyzstan, Kazakhstan, and on into the area of Pamir Knot, a four mountain confluence on the Eastern Himalaya. Dragging mark 9 along with me.

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It was here person said go south into India but my ancestors said, "no we shall go north" into the Asian Steppes about 40,000 years ago. After someone else 5000 years, my Dna had to make a choice. person said on the steppes said "we're heading east," and became the Siberians who crossed the Bering Straits and became the first Americans. The Navajo are the direct descendents of these ice savvy Siberians. That was my one chance to become one of the True People.

My Dna, however, headed West as mark 173 across contemporary Russia and slide into Europe as mark 343 35,000-30,000 years ago as Cro-Magnon heading into what today is Western Europe. It was here my Dna routed the Neanderthals who had been surviving nicely as not quite us in Europe for the previous 200,000 years. They walked out of Africa long before I did in the form of Homo Erectus and adapted in Europe to the harsh Ice Age environment. They had little self consciousness and aren't our direct descendents. No humans in Europe today have yet to be found with any remnant of Neanderthal Dna. In 200,000 years they never changed their stone tools and living seemed to be in the moment without vision, understanding or the consciousness we have today. My Dna was smarter in the form of Cro-Magnon, the habitancy responsible for the involving cave paintings in Lascaux Cave in southern France. My Dna drove their Dna into southern Spain where they died out possibly as little time ago as 18,000 years.

Finally, with Europe warming and glacial ice withdrawing north, my Dna ancestors moved into Britain and Ireland. They evidently hung out there for most of what we know as civilized history, yeah right, finally made the jump across the Atlantic at the end of the 19th Century, located in Rochester, Ny. It was here I learned that I had no Dna trail but rather was a direct descendent of the long lost tribe of Zebulon, being one of the truly true people, Dutch. After all, if you ain't Dutch, you ain't much... :)

Naw, just kidding. Yes I am Dutch, but my Dna never took the trip north out of Africa into Israel. When my Dna got to Iraq, it never looked back and went east not west with our dear father Abraham. It seems my Dna insisted on a much more difficult way to get to Europe over a duration of 35,000 years wholly bypassing Israel. I guess we might halt if "I" was never there, and I am Dutch, then I am going to have give up the idea I am one of the descendents of the Lost Tribes of Israel. unquestionably I did long ago.

In fact, my Dna tells me I am a black African Saudi Iraqi Iranian Eurasian who made a choice to head north from the Himalayas into the steppes of Asia, and then West bypassing the Middle East and sliding into Europe 30,000 years ago after a 30,000 year trek to become me 55 years ago.

Ya gotta love science Goodbye bad theology. Goodbye exclusivism and false prophecies. Goodbye the idea that Shem, Ham and Japheth brought us the White, Black and Yellow races. Our skin changed color as we moved north where we no longer needed the weighty darkening safety of melanin and did need to unquestionably lighten up so we could receive adequate sunlight to furnish vitamin D for our bones. person tell the clan they all started as a small, incredibly tough tribe of "black" men and women who needed to move out of Africa on the worlds most wonderful journey, over 60,000 years ago. And goodbye to a mere 6000 years since a literal Adam and Eve weren't our literal first parents. The implications are both astonishing and troubling for fundamentalists.

We are all one after all.

Biblical Adam and Eve Laid to Rest by National Genome scheme

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Tuesday, February 22, 2011

On the Value of Human Rights: Russian Perspective

It looks as if certain behind-the-scenes impresarios have arranged a contest in the Western high politics and mass media in 'who will slash Russia the hardest'. The Us Council on Foreign Relations has adopted a resolution demanding to blackball Russia from the Big Eight, to refuse it hosting the summit in St. Petersburg, to ostracize Russia in politics and economy. The department of State in its yearly report resents the unsatisfactory health of democracy in Russia. Many European Council activists criticize Russia with not less zeal. There are attempts to enlist Russia among 'pariah states' together with Belarus, North Korea and Iran. It appears that certain powers are concerned in formation of a new anti-Russian coalition and the turn from the surreptitious 'cool' war against Russia to open cold war.

How can we inventory for the new confrontational anti-Russian tendencies in the policies of the Usa and European countries?

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There are no valid proofs for Russia's forsaking democracy. Possibly what arouses protest is Putin's attentiveness to consolidation of power, minding Russia's national interests - abandoned in B. Yeltsin's era - and pursuance of more independent and sovereign policy? Or the exclusion from Russian politics of oligarchs and the antinational lobby, which threatens to 'nullify the achievements' in loosening the solid state law of the Soviet-times Russia? Or more operate over denigrating and manipulative journalism in some politically engaged Russian Tv channels, which keep up the traditions of anti-Russian propaganda of Yeltsin's times? Or is there a fear that Russia, having resurrected, like phoenix, from the post-Soviet ashes, will become an impediment to somebody's aspirations for global dominance? Or is it because some political hawks have taken on Russia as the familiar old-time 'enemy image' and are now refurbishing this image in order to divert the social attentiveness from their own aggressive dealings? All these reasons may have combined to furnish the apparent toughening of Western policy towards Russia, sometimes bordering on open hostility.

The usual 'trump card' for the Usa is the play-up of human rights and personal liberties abuse issues. It is well known that sometimes 'human rights' have been located above sovereignty of nations and served as a justification for interference in their internal affairs and even military aggression against them with the purpose of establishing puppet regimes there. The tragic example of Yugoslavia is very representative, as well as the Us-inspired coups in many post-Soviet republics. Under the catchword of human rights defense and implantation of democracy the military are brought to power which are suitable to the Usa and hostile to Russia. 'We have witnessed a Rose Revolution in Georgia, an Orange Revolution in the Ukraine, a Purple Revolution in Iraq, a Tulip Revolution in Kyrgyzstan, and a Cedar Revolution in Lebanon -- and these are only the beginning... America is standing with these democratic reformers because we know that the only force mighty enough to stop the rise of tyranny and terror, and replace hatred with hope, is the force of human freedom. And by extending free time to millions who have not known it, we will develop the cause of peace and make America more secure', said G.W. Bush in his address to the Academy's Class of 2001.

America does not only 'stand with these democratic reformers', who are all the time victorious, however few and unrepresentative. In most cases it stands behind them, because these revolutions are in America's national interests.

So what are the national interests of the Usa? As it follows from the policy statement of neoconservative Us administration, the Usa is entrusted with a unique role for the creation and expansion of the world order serving security, well-being and high law - to read 'American security, American well-being and American high principles'. How about safety and national interests of other nations, distinct from those of the Usa? How about their well-being? They seem to be nonexistent for the American elite. In reality, what is underground behind the prate about American values, Usa's messianic role as the disseminator and propagator of human rights priorities (a-la in America), is Washington's geopolitical interests.

Yes, human rights are an foremost social and humanitarian value. free time has been a driving force behind mass and personel movements for their social, political and national self-assertion. However, the single-minded speculation on this value to perform self-seeking goals is inadmissible. Playing this card with geopolitical purposes yields high political and strategic dividends to the Usa. But so far no one has noticed that the foundation of this game is rather shaky.

There is a civilization value requisite for the wholesome improvement of societies, which is much more foremost than human rights. It is morality, both in ordinary day-to-day life, and in politics. Morality is closely related with moral - the norms of morality, historically developing in the community, fixed in personel and social conscience, and reflected in Scriptures, such as the Ten Commandments in Christianity, in constitution acts and other social documents. Observing the norms of moral entails the ethical conduct, both of individuals, and governments. In normal and easy terms, morality may be described as non-detrimental attitude and behavior towards а) oneself, б) fellow creatures, в) community, г) nature.

Morality presupposes observation and respect for the moral norms, such as human dignity, honor, justice, adherence to truth, kindness and humanity, law-abiding, national and religious tolerance. It is incompatible with striving for domination, exploitation and oppression, corruption, criminality, lying to and manipulation of the public, egotism. At the same time, social systems revolving around money, with the 'dictatorship' of behalf -where human relationships are measured with money and money-grabbing is not bridled by any moral law - may not be the basis for morality. And where there is no morality, there can be no genuine rights and liberties, beneficent for the improvement of the communities in each country and the world society at large.

If human rights and liberties are specified as the supreme philosophical class without thorough historical, social and ethical analysis of a community; without tying those rights up with obligations and responsibilities of an personel for his society, nation and conscience - the human rights struggle may turn into a vicious and antisocial weapon. Actually, it is useful for the world elite, who strives to originate the conditions for the dominance in the world, omniscient military control, production behalf out of other nations' resources, etc.

The antisocial power of overstretching the human right issue was well demonstrated by B. Yeltsin's regime in Russia in the 1990s, when the failure of socialist reformation was followed by the recovery of capitalism in its worst and wildest form. The rights and liberties catchword was widely used by varied rogues to ensure for themselves the free time of robbing the nation, grabbing the social assets and unhampered export of capital and valuables to foreign countries. The government connived at this by granting them impunity for criminal machinations and even murders, so rampant during the criminal war for property redistribution.

So the personel rights and freedoms emancipated from morality give full scope to abuse and arbitrary behavior, no matter either this happens in the West or in the East. Yeltsin's policy in Russia and abroad was flagrantly immoral; there are scores of examples of this. But it especially concerns the foundations of people's existence and vital functions. 'While three thirds of Russia's wage is created owing to natural resources, 15 percent of the people have misappropriated the assets that are God-given, not man-made, and by definition cannot be owned by them. The unprecedented crime was committed in Russia, abetted by Yeltsin's government ', said Academician Dmitry Lvov at the 2006 Christmas Educational Readings.

Morality in international relations, which is lacking in today's world politics, is of supreme importance. Fates of nations, wars and peace depend on it. Only moral politics can bring peace and social good. normal Ludwig Beck, one of Hitler's top officials in fascist Germany, who later headed the conspiracy against Hitler, warned in 1938 that Hitler's adventurous plans for subjugating 'inferior' nations would lead to national disaster. 'It would be a sin and crime against history to turn the rich collection of neighboring nations into the desert-like uniformity of a world empire. The violation of moral laws by any country should be field to retribution', he wrote. These words may well be addressed to the present-day Us leaders. They ignore morality in international affairs, because it does not fit in their plan of creating a uniform world empire on the basis of 'American values' - above all the proclaimed values of personel freedoms and rights. Yet the supremacy of this value is impugnable, if only because the stock principle 'It is forbidden to forbid' may become profoundly immoral. Let us think, for example, of sanctities' caricature wars, capable of raising the gall of entire religious communities.

The European Union and Washington keep Russia at bay on the assumption that 'European civilization values are alien' to it - meaning primarily the value of personel freedoms and rights. Under the pressure of Western propaganda which revolves around human rights, the Russian politics and mass media took the timid and nearly servile position of deep defense. But this inferiority complex is falsehood; it is imposed by the politicians unfriendly to Russia as a psychological provocation. Russia can begin a counter-offensive and accuse Nato of violation of moral and ethic norms, recite the double standards of its policies about human rights and bring to light its real underground motives.

Recently the Human rights Council has been instituted by the Uno. It would be fine if this respectable international organization also originate the Council for Moral observation Control. The attrition of morals has become a in effect global problem, both for individuals and governments; disdain for moral causes warp of social improvement and poses a threat to world safety and peace. This question should be tackled head on.

On the Value of Human Rights: Russian Perspective

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Monday, February 21, 2011

Iranian Oil Bourse Could Accelerate Uranium Price Rise

In mid January, we warned that you might wish to "circle the date March 20, 2006" on your calendars in red. (This past week, June Crude Oil futures hit all-time highs!) That is when Iran, the world's fourth biggest exporter of crude oil, planned to reportedly kick off their new oil exchange, competitive with both London's Ipe and New York's Nymex, both of which are owned by U.S. Corporations. They also planned to be invoicing oil trades in euros not dollars. Petrol for euros is an echo of the 1970s petrodollars, but this time it would be petro-euros. Depending on the trading volume for Iran's proposed oil exchange, this oil exchange might begin to spell serious problem for the entire U.S. Financial system. Iran's oil and natural gas assets are estimated to be worth about trillion.

Some of the pretty 'out there' reports have began circulating, throughout 2005, about how it's the "end of the world as we know it." A few of the more serious reports recommend the current Iranian uranium enrichment dispute may be a prelude to an invasion of Iran, either by Israel or the U.S. Top U.S. Politicians are not ruling out a military strike against Iran. Both Iran's economy Minister, Davoud Danesh-Jafari, and Iran's current president, Mahmoud Ahmadinejad, have both taunted the U.S. And others about uranium enrichment.

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With man as irascible and impetuous at Iran's helm, as is the current president, , quite any of his wild notions could speedily become a shocking reality. For example, a few months ago, the Iranian president referred to the Jewish holocaust during Ww Ii as a myth, setting off a global condemnation. Shortly thereafter, Iran announced it was convening a scientific conference to value any evidence supporting the mythical holocaust. Unfortunately, all of this Iranian drama may just be Act One with two or three more to follow. What happens if Iran's brash actions move the world's maintain currency from dollars to euros?

The road from dollar to euro may just be another transitory move. As the gold standard fell to the oil standard, the U.S. Dollar began replacing gold in the 1970s as the "world's maintain currency." For the past thirty years, it's been earth's most sought-after currency, as any seasoned tourist knows. And as travelers have come to realize, the dollar's dominance has weakened over the past few years. Today, the euro is more desirable in many countries where the dollar was once King. As late as a few years ago, Canadians joked about their one-dollar Loonie as the Canadian peso. Not true today. More than a few experts believe the C$ will someday soon trade on par with the Usd. Iran's kick off of their Oil Bourse may be the proverbial straw that breaks the camel's back. What they may now lack, an oil ticket found on New York's Mercantile exchange and London's International Petroleum exchange (Ipe), such as West Texas Intermediate, Norway Brent, or Uae Dubai. William Clark, author of Petrodollar Warfare (New community Publishers, 2005), argued Iran's new oil exchange would "usher in a fourth crude oil marker."

If invoicing oil in euros gains momentum, what's to stop other commodities, such as gold or natural gas, from being priced in euros? If the dollar continues its long-term decline, plunging below its late 2004 nadir, then how minuscule confidence will resource-rich countries have in the fiat dollar? At least one serious specialist believes it might make perfectly good sense to price a estimate of these commodities in Canadian or Australian dollars instead of U.S. Dollars.

We talked to Wyoming legislator, former International Atomic energy division consultant and president of Strathmore Minerals (Tsx: Stm; Other Otc: Sthjf) David Miller believes, "A switch out of U.S. Dollars would just accelerate the current rise in the price of uranium in terms of U.S. Dollars for American utilities, the world's largest consumers of uranium." What if Cameco (Nyse: Ccj) decided to price uranium in Canadian dollars? "Cameco's long-term contracts are coming up for renewals," explained Miller. "It might make economic sense for Cameco to sell uranium in Canadian dollars, and it's something they should consider. If the dollar falls hard, it would decrease Cameco's earnings stream if prices and contracts remain in U.S. Dollars." Miller added, "A lower U.S. Dollar would also make U.S.-produced uranium more attractively priced." A uranium price, which has soared by more than 500 percent, has yet to seriously shake up the mindset of U.S. Utilities, even in the context of a rapidly growing uranium contribute deficit.

Another worry might now be registering on their radar screens: uranium imports from three of the world largest uranium producers may not be available later this decade. Russia's hints at expanding their nuclear manufactures by about 300 percent, as reported by the Moscow Times in an report entitled "Putin Revives Nuclear Alliance" on January 13th, could impact the current contribute of uranium to U.S. Utilities from Kazakhstan. According to the U.S. energy information Administration, Kazakhstan supplied more than 4 million pounds of uranium to U.S. Utilities in 2004, nearly 10 percent of all foreign uranium purchased.

If Russia's nuclear alliance materializes with Kazakhstan and also includes Uzbekistan, U.S. Utilities might lose entrance to about 8 million pounds of uranium annually. Domestically, the U.S. Uranium mining manufactures only supplied 10.2 million pounds to owners of U.S. Civilian nuclear power reactors in 2003. Neither Kyrgyzstan nor the Ukraine reported their uranium contribute statistics for 2004, but they would reportedly be part of Russian's new alliance. A year ago, Russian announced a deal to contribute Iran with enriched uranium at the 0-million Bushehr nuclear facility being constructed in that country. Russia hopes to construct, over time, up to twenty more nuclear power plants in Iran. Uranium consumption alone by Iran to power those nuclear reactors would exhaust Russia's current mining yield of about 30 million pounds annually. One might wonder if that uranium transaction will be based in euros instead of dollars.

How likely would it be that other commodities might be priced in a currency, other than the U.S. Dollar? Austria-based financial analyst Toni Straka, who publishes "The prudent Investor," wondered in his article, entitled "Killing the dollar in Iran," (August 26, 2005; Asia Times) "Could the proposed Iranian oil bourse (Iob) become the catalyst for a significant blow to the influential position the Us dollar enjoys?" Straka recommend in that same article, "A decline of the dollar's position in oil trading might also open the floodgates in other commodity markets where the dollar is the medium of exchange but where the Us has only a minority store share."

A cursory study of diverse articles, focused nearby the Iob, strongly suggest that sometime after March 20th, if Iran does kick off their Oil Bourse, the dollar might find itself sinking below its March 2005 low on a policy taking it below a December 2004 bottom.China's connection with Iran may also be alarming for the U.S. Dollar in the context of a euro invoicing for oil. In 2004, China became Iran's top oil customer with the signing of a 0 billion oil pipeline deal. News reports suggest there may be two or more deals to have Iran export to China over 350 million tons of liquefied natural gas and 150,000 barrels of crude oil per day, over a 25-year period. Invoiced in euros, instead of U.S. Dollars, purchases of that magnitude could generate more than a bit of geopolitical economic friction.

In January, China indicated the country may diversify its foreign exchange reserves, possibly in a controlled diversification process, to preclude a collapse of the U.S. Dollar. Director-General of the study bureau for the People's Bank of China, Tang Xu, recently announced it was "unlikely that China would sacrifice its current dollar assets to growth the proportion of other assets." At the same time, he cautioned no one "is willing to put all of their eggs in one basket." How's that sound for a mixed message? According to the Xinhua news agency, China now holds 8.9 billion in foreign exchange reserves. London's Financial Times estimated, "China is now on policy to gather more than ,000bn (Us trillion) in foreign exchange by the end of this year - a total that would surpass Japan, which had 7bn in reserves at the end of December."

In all likelihood, Japan, South Korea and Taiwan would also sacrifice their U.S. Dollar holdings to consequent China's lead should they aggressively begin selling. Questions worrying many financial analysts revolve nearby the health of the Us Dollar. M-3 is in overdrive. Over the past 6 weeks, over 7.8 billion has been added into the U.S. Economy. In raw and non-seasonally adjusted numbers, that estimate is jumped by more than 3 billion, during the past three months. By using the past quarter as a benchmark, M3 is on a pace to add .2 trillion of stimulation flooding into the economy in a twelve-month period.

Bearish currency speculators argue the current petrodollar ideas unfairly benefits the U.S. And often spin how the U.S. Continues to print greenbacks without exporting commodities or artificial goods, by paying for them with issuance of more dollars and Treasuries. As the conference goes, the U.S. Controls the world oil store through the dollar. An exodus from dollars, possibly even its loss as the world's maintain currency, would of course contribute a turbulent store scenario for oil speculators. That would very likely spill over into other commodity markets. As David Miller has suggested, it could very well accelerate the price rise of spot uranium. Since originally writing this article, spot uranium prices have soared above /pound and show no end to their current rocket ride.

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Saturday, February 19, 2011

International Trademark Registration Guide

The Madrid ideas is a multi-national trademark ideas based on two international treaties:-

1. The Madrid Agreement; and

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2. The Madrid Protocol.

The ideas is managed by the World Intellectual asset Organisation (Wipo) which is based in Geneva, Switzerland.

This ideas means that you no longer have to apply to some personel separate countries to register your mark, which can take a lot of time and be much more expensive. By filing one application in one jurisdiction with one set of fees, the Madrid ideas has proved to be a much more cost effective way of managing international trademarks - provided of course that the country you wish to register are part of the Madrid Agreement.

There are, of course, risks in using the ideas in that any refusal, retirement or cancellation of the basic application or basic registration within five years of the registration date of the international registration will lead to the refusal, retirement or cancellation of the international registration to the same extent.

Another disadvantage is that not all countries partake in the agreement, check below to see if your country is listed:-

Antigua & Barbuda
Bosnia and Herzegovina
Czech Republic
European Union (via
Community Trade Mark)
Korea (North)
Korea (South)
Russian Federation
Sao Tome and Principe
Serbia & Montenegro
Sierra Leone
United Kingdom
United States of America

Those that aren't listed, aren't part of the bargain - so you may end up having to make isolate applications to these countries.

If your home country is listed above, then you are able to use the ideas if you have a current trademark registration in your home country or a trademark application pending.

Applications are filed at the national Trade Mark office of the 'home' application or registration who pass the application to Wipo. Wipo conducts a formalities examination and then the application is granted surface all the countries specified. The Trade Mark Offices of the countries you've applied to then have 18 months to oppose the registration. An International Registration can only cover members of the Madrid Protocol (as listed above).

All rights in an International Registration date back to the day of filing, not the date on which the registration is granted.

International Trademark Registration Guide

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Friday, February 18, 2011

Adventures in Kyrgyzstan

Biking adventures in Kyrgyzstan

Day 1: Europe-Bishkek

South Kyrgyzstan

Arrive in Bishkek. Change to Bishkek (35 km-30 min). After breakfast sight-seeing tour of Bishkek, the capital of the Kyrgyz Republic. From 1926 to 1991 the city was known as Frunze named after the Bolshevik troops leader Mihail Frunze. After the independence it was renamed Bishkek. Visiting Ala-Too Square, the main square of Kyrgyzstan, The State Historical Museum, providing different founds and exhibits relating to the Kyrgyz history, Old Square, Manas square called after Kyrgyz legendary hero Manas, "Zum" shopping town where you can buy different souvenirs. Lunch at a local restaurant. Visiting colorful Osh Bazaar, the main open-air store in Bishkek. Overnight in Asia Mountains Hotel*** (alt. 750 m).

Day 2: Bishkek

Issyk Kul Lake - Ottuk hamlet (200 km- 6 h along with excursions and picnic). In the morning we will leave Bishkek. On the way visiting the Burana Museum, a site of a medieval city of Balasagun, the capital of the Karahanid Kaganate, a Turkic dynasty of the 11 century. National lunch in a family, watching original horse-riding games. We will see the tradition "Beishikee saluu" which means wish of good health for the child. Then, through the Boom gorge, we arrive in the Issyk-Kul Valley at the entry to which is a desert; rainfall amounts in this region average no more than 100mm a year. Passing Balykchi, our route follows the South shore of Issyk-Kul. 22km from Balykchi, advent in Ottuk village. Overnight in tents on the beach of Issyk-kul (1606 m alt).

Day 3: Ottuk hamlet - Kochkor hamlet (bike: 90 km)

Today we drive back towards Issyk-Kul Lake and enjoy the scenery of the Tien-Shan Mountains. Drive along the southern shore of the lake. We reach village, where we can eye national traditions and customs, watch the process of making original Kyrgyz carpets and visit a handicraft museum. Also we will see and share in the process of assembling a yurt, a original felt house of nomadic people. Folk-concert. Dinner and carpet-making show. Overnight in tents.

Day 3: Kochkor hamlet - Ak Tash (bike: 62 km)

Ride by bike up to the Djalkak-Bel pass (alt.-3366-62km), the ride is of moderate mystery on dirt road in satisfactory condition. scenery in gorge is similar to tundra. We ride to the hamlet of Tura Suu, then Djer-Koekiu. We cross the rive before arriving to our camp place Ak-Tash (3030m. Alt.). Overnight in tents.

Day 4: Ak Tash - Djily Suu (bike: 60 km)

Ride to the pass Jalpak (3366m. Alt. 12 km) then descent (48km) to Korumdu valley, then Kara Saz region till the hamlet of Archali. On the way, we will see the cemetery of Utch-Bay. View of peaks Kara-Kaman, Archaly and Burkan, above the valley, have old glacial forms - smooth tops and flat slopes. Lower parts, especially along left bank of the Balgart river are hilly, covered with loose rock. scenery in gorge is similar to tundra. Overnight In tents (2800m. Alt).

Day 5 Djily Suu - Eki Naryn hamlet (bike: 62 km)

Today will be not hard day. After the hearty meal we will ride (62 km) along the Balgart river and Kichi-Naryn river to Eki-Naryn hamlet (2351m. Alt.) is situated 4km from the confluence of the Kichi-Naryn and Naryn rivers. This is very intriguing place ause only here you can see how two big rivers turn in one swift river. Overnight in tents.

Day 6: Eki Naryn hamlet - Emgek Talaa hamlet (bike: 44 km)

Ride (44 km) along Naryn river to the city of Naryn (2050m. Alt.). Easy day. Riding afternoon on the main road, then we cross the Naryn river and ride for 48km. Overnight in tent near Emgek Talaa (1780m. Alt.).

Day 7: Emgek Talaa - Moldo Ashu Pass - Song Kul Lake

Ride (21 km) from foot of the Moldo Ashu pass to Son-Kul Lake over the Moldo Ashu Pass (3243m. Alt.). There is a narrow spot where we will enter a narrow gorge with high sharp rock walls, in some places up to 200 meters. From here begins a steep ascent to the pass. Descent is shorter (11km). After arriving to the lake, we ride 4km Overnight in yurt.

Day 8: Song Kul Lake

We will cycle today about 5 hours along south bank of Song Kul Lake to the north bank of lake. You will see differences between these two banks. South bank is mountain less. There are more meadows, but it will be more intriguing to cycle along north bank causes there are more mountains covered with green-green grass and this scenery looks like from fantasy stories. We will fabricate our camp near the lake and you will have occasion to swim in lake. Shower at 3100 m. Dinner and overnight in tents.

Day 9: Song Kul Lake Kara-Keche gorge (bike: 65 km)

Today we will continue our trip along the north bank of lake. Yuo will see beautiful view of tundra and some time later we will begin our rising to the Kara - Keche pass. Then we will reach Kara-Keche gorge.On our way we will pass on of the Kyrgyz coal mines - is Kara-Keche coal mine.Dinner and overnight in tents.

Day 10: Kara Keche gorge - Kizil Korgon

Today we will go down to the Dgumgal valley, some time later we will pass big hamlet Chaek and when we will have passed it we will make a shor break for lunch. Some time later we will enter to Kizil Korgon gorge and will ride along the Kokomeren river -is one of the tributary of Naryn river.After the not higest pass we will enter to the wide Kizil Korgon valley. One characteristic features of this valley are red mountains like in Big Canyon in Usa. We will set our camr near the bank of Kokomeren river. There is a small lake near the river with water from the river here. This is very wonderfull place. Dinner and overnight in tents.

Day 11: Kizil Korgon - Bishkek

Arrival in Bishkek, the capital of the Kyrgyz Republic. On our way back home we will make a puny break for meal at the Too Ashu Pass. Two hours later we will get to Bishkek city. Accommodation. We will have sufficient time for shopping in the Cum and sightseeing. At the evening we will visit restaurant. Dance party. Overnight in a guest house.

Day 12: Bishkek - Europe

After a hearty meal your guide will accompany you to Manas airport station.

Adventures in Kyrgyzstan

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