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Greenspan’s Endorsement of Putin

Alan Greenspan is extremely talkative since recently:) Yesterday, Alan Greenspan did speak extensively to Maria Bartiromo on CNBC.

He said many interesting things .Those things are widely discussing all over internet. I want to point out only one very curious aspect of his discussion with Maria Bartiromo. Alan Greenspan was saying about Russian president Putin that Putin is someone who understands what capitalism is (!?!).

Hm. Really?

According to NY Putin undertook ( successfully) a campaign to bring Russia’s energy resources under state control.” According to Herald Tribune “Putin is using cash generated by record oil prices to increase state control of crucial industries. Such as military contracting business ,carmaking and aviation. Rosneft a Russian oil company is under state control.“

What is Putin’s understanding of capitalism? According to BBC “State-owned Russian oil firm Rosneft may buy more assets from troubled rival,[Yukos] By the way where is today Yukos’s CEO Mr Khodorkovsky? ? In prison. Imprisoned by whom? By Putin!

Quite a capitalism, Mr. Greenspan!

By the way everybody knows that before his arrest, Mr Khodorkovsky, 41, was not just rich. He was also very influential.[politically]”

Is this a capitalism according to Greenspan ?
I have now doubts that such a libertarian minding financial guru as Mr.Greenspan knows better than anybody else what capitalism is:)

But I doubt that Greenspan is always talking about what he fully understands for example about Putin and Rusiia.

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Global hypocrisy versus global warming : eco tragedy could be fun and profitable

Now we know that Global warming is very entertaining phenomena:

“More than 100 musical acts – including Madonna, Metallica, Kanye West and the Police – are set to perform to raise funds and awareness in the fight against global warming. More than a million are expected to attend, and organizers are predicting live broadcasts on cable television and the Internet could reach up to 2 billion people.”

I wonder, is that kind of concert eco-friendly in the first place?

As Czech President Vaclav Klaus said the “ fighting global warming has turned into a “religion” that replaced the ideology of communism and threatens to clip basic freedoms”

Global warming indeed became an apocalyptic “voodoo-style” religion for people who know nothing about climatology or science, and, therefore are not capable to know anything about global warming on coherent level.

Consequently, “believing” in global warming became a substitute for knowing facts about future of planet’s climate. People, who by education cannot comprehend scientific meaning of concept, “believe in global warming” in the same way as others believe in Jesus Christ or in Krishna. In the meantime, it is a scientific issue and it should be neither politicized nor “Hollywoodisized“.

Is this coming event just a ritual of new religion of Global warming believers??

In any way, like in other similar actions, money collected never will reach those for whom they were collected. This event is all about money and power

Money:

Making money on scientifically ignorant, politically active people, who prefer to believe in what they cannot understand (due to the lack of education), is a no less profitable and therefore no less money driven than pumping oil.

Power:

As Alston Chase put it “When the search for truth is confused with political advocacy, the pursuit of knowledge is reduced to the quest for power”

It is narcissistic (Me and Global Warming), politically demagoguery-driven event for those who would rather sing and dance than do something useful.

By the way, according to an independent, nonprofit and nonpartisan research organization The Tennessee Center for Policy Research

“Gore’s mansion, located in the posh Belle Meade area of Nashville, consumes more electricity every month than the average American household uses in an entire year, according to the Nashville Electric Service (NES)….

Last August alone, Gore burned through 22,619 kWh—guzzling more than twice the electricity in one month than an average American family uses in an entire year. As a result of his energy consumption, Gore’s average monthly electric bill topped $1,359.

….In total, Gore paid nearly $30,000 in combined electricity and natural gas bills for his Nashville estate in 2006.“

read entire research

 

As Barbara Anderson of American Chronicle wrote “Gore received an Oscar for his film, “An Inconvenient Truth”, as the best documentary feature. Hollywood types love him. The inconvenient truth is that they arrived at the Oscars in very long air conditioned limos from their sprawling air conditioned estates, in many cases. If anybody should point this out, they could always take advantage of Gore’s convenient ploy of talking about his carbon footprint and how he mitigates his seemingly greedy consumption. The formula is a little complicated, but Gore says it is commendable and all those who can afford to pay $30,000 a year for energy can be assured that they are okay by Gore’s book.”
read entire article

And now this guy wants to burn even more resources by putting himself in spotlight creating the mega concert? Does it remind you of another democratic star who is pays not even $400 as we thought before, but $1,000+ for a hair cuts and preaching helping poor in the same time, who is charging those silly people who want to know what this guy is thinking about poverty $50,000. That guy is John Edwards, if you haven’t guessed yet.

So let us summarize:

Al Gore is burning resources himself but preaching others to follow his Global Warming cult.

Another guy, John Edwards, spends more on haircuts than a whole family lives on for a week and preaches helping poor at the same time.

If it is not hypocrisy, what is it? I would really like to hear form other side any reasonable explanation.

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Is Russian economy are success?what kind of policy towards Russia USA has to undertake today ? What candidate in 2008 will be capable to deal with Russia properly?

Is Russian economy are success

I am answering on very interesting posting by Dr Bulldog ( read the posting) :“In a Capitalist Democratic economy, the President is rarely responsible for the success or failure of the country’s market economy, as the citizens are the primary motivating force behind the economy (even though the politicians would have you believe otherwise when they are running for office). However, in a Totalitarian Society, by definition the Leader and his co-horts are active participants in that country’s economic gains and losses. “

I do agree with that but I think if you know that ” Putin is in the process of consolidating power in Russia” we have to keep in mind that ;

1. it is easier for ruler to manage totalitarian state than democracy so you do not have to be a genius to rule economy by totalitarian means , however it is super intellectual task to manage economy of democratic state. So I would say it is apple and oranges we cannot compare both

2. Putin was the one who managed transition from democracy to totalitarism . And it is a will of Russian people by the way to be economically safe if even democracy has to abandoned. So his economic success is a price for lost democracy. May be it is a fair price, may be he was right to do what he did but you cannot judge him on economic achievement only, you have take in consideration the price he paid for these achievement and namely making the Russia a totalitarian state one more time again

3. I am not sure that we understand each other talking about economic success . Russia is the only country in the world which

3.1. 3 times during 20th century started new state

3.2. survived 2000% ( two thousands %) inflation during last 2 decades,

3.3.declared default and still has issues with paying Russian tsar debts.

So, with taking that democracy in Russia was traded in economic prosperity ,that Russia today is a totalitarian state , that totalitarian economy is easy to manage ,is what happening economically in Russia really a success?

It is surviving but it still has economy about of half of Italian economy . With all its treasurers like oil and gas and nickel and …. many other things in the soil it still less than Italy economically???? With sacrificed democracy for the sake of order and prosperity it still what it is? I think for Russians themselves it will be humiliating to call it success.

4. The USA in part is responsible for Russian lost democracy : I think neglecting Russia after collapse of USSR was a mistake equal and similar to neglecting Afghanistan after kicking soviets out of Afghanistan. In one case we got Taliban and bin laden as liability for neglect in another we got Mr. Putin who is essentially Russian Taliban. ) In the early 90s late 80s perception of US was very favorable in Russia until “Gore/ Chernomirdin” commission under supervision of Al Gore started pump blindly money into Russian economy ( read mafia) , until US bombed Belgrade and choose to support every single anti Russian move of former Russian satellites.

I guess the right question is: knowing what we know about Russia what kind of policy towards Russia USA has to undertake today ? What candidate in 2008 will be capable to deal with Russia properly?

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Putin and Russia today

I got a wonderful comment on my previous posting by doctorbulldog and I was so interested with the article that I want to comment on it in a separate posting. I do not agree with some aspects of the posting by doctorbulldog and I am commenting below on the points which I think are different form how I see it but I definitely agree with general line of thinking by doctorbulldog:

doctorbulldog “One must unabashedly concede that Putin has accomplished a remarkable feat in revitalizing the sagging Russian economy by emendating and implementing the old school Soviet program of brinkmanship.”

2008 voter: “I would not give that much of credit to Putting for that , mostly for price of oil. If he would manage to boost Russian economy with oil $30 for barrel I would be impressed, otherwise it is more like a luck to be in right time in the right place.”

doctorbulldog “the younger generation of Russians (those who were not yet born during Soviet rule) are fanatical in their support of Putin. They have no idea of how evil he truly is, as most of the news that they listen to is extremely pro-Putin. Of course, it helps that Putin controls all of the major television news services in Russia, along with most of the radio stations. As for the newspapers, he just has the reporters mysteriously killed whenever they begin to question his policies. This is also an essential part of brinkmanship, as it enables the Kremlin to control public perception in Russia, thus maintaining governmental stability while engaging in questionable politics.”

2008 voter:Unfortunately success of this indoctrination was in large secured by American policy toward Russia during 90( or rather lack of any coherent policy) In the early 90s late 80s perception of US was very favorable in Russia until “Gore/ Chernomirdin” commission under supervision of Al Gore started pump blindly money into Russian economy ( read mafia) , until US bombed Belgrade and choose to support every single anti Russian move of former Russian satellites.

The public perception of Russia driven by “experts” and ignorant US media was grossly humiliating toward Russians and was basing on the amazingly stupid and obviously wrong perception that Russians are finished.

doctorbulldog “And, therein lies the crux of the problem. Putin controls the minds of the Russian youth through rigid regulation of the Russian media, just as Hamas is manipulating the minds of impressionable Palestinian children in preparing them for Jihad against Israel. “

2008 voter: Commonalities between Hamas and Russia are obvious this is why they such close friends. But please do not overlook the differences: Russia has no ideology today. It is essentially mafia state were AL Capone ( read Putin) first was assigned to the state ruling post and them after easy manipulations with criminal oppression of all opposition was “ elected” by those who survived his ruling before elections.

Hamas are Islamo-fascist ideologists. Putin is just a crook and he thinks as a crook. Interesting thing is that hamas in long term is a bigger danger for Russia than USA unless Putin’s crooks and ruled mass are considering Islam as a state religion in close future.

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