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Thursday, November 24, 2005
A Grand Unifying Conspiracy Theory
This entry, Completing the French Connection (The reasoning behind the forged Niger Documents) by paperjam on Free Republic is very well-written. The upshot of this theory is that the Niger docs were intended to be used by the French to discredit Yank intelligence, dissuade the US from going into Iraq and end the UN sanctions. Ultimately, the goal was to supplant the US dollar with the Euro as the currency for the oil market.
I’m not entirely convinced, but as I say, it is nicely written and clearly explained.
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Great piece of work. I had been trading both the Euro and occasionally the Oil contract. I remember all the rumors flying fast and furious in the markets about this stuff.
When Yukos was siezed everyone I knew in the market new it was a sham.
There had been a lot of hangwring regarding US debt at the time. If the US$ lost too much value those holders may not be so willing to continue holding US debt.
Currently the EURO trades under $1.20 from a high of $1.35. It looked at the time if the Euro would head to $1.50. What that did was basically suck huge amounts of cash out of the EU into the US. With the EU's outragiously high tax regime they couldn't hold onto business. The trade imbalance actually shrunk a little briefly at the peak of all this.
Although the EURO during the height of the runup may have managed to convert some of the players
it seems for the time being that stability and what
is still the safest place on the planet to put your money wins out.
Posted by: Jeff Cosford | 2005-11-24 5:00:12 PM
Yes Jeff, I trade currencies myself on a "hobby" basis and I have always maintained that the EURO would be in trouble. Reason, look who controlled it, socialist states, Dix was a winner and I think Mar will be better.
Posted by: AsISeeIt | 2005-11-24 6:52:31 PM
Sorry to be totally off-topic but this one got missed:
This is a G&M story that gives away the cosy relationship between the Bell Globemedia and the Liberal Party:
About 2/3rds down is this:
Meanwhile, a lobbyist for a communications company told Ontario Liberal MPs at their caucus meeting yesterday to expect a negative campaign both from the opposition and the news media.
Charles Bird is a lobbyist for Bell Globemedia (owner of The Globe and Mail and CTV) and is the Ontario campaign chairman for the federal Liberals. He told Ontario MPs the electorate is "very volatile" and warned that "it's going to be a very negative campaign."
However, he vowed that Liberals will not be deterred.
"We will give as good as we get," he told MPs, according to an insider.
My question is why there are such close ties between the governing party and the media? Is this incestuous relationship not an unethical violation of journalistic integrity (an oxymoron if I've ever heard one...)
Posted by: Warwick | 2005-11-24 9:09:35 PM
> My question is why there are such close ties between the
> governing party and the media? Is this incestuous relationship
> not an unethical violation of journalistic integrity (an oxymoron if
> I've ever heard one...)
Who owns the National Post and Global Television? Oh yes, I am sure they would never ever influence public opinion if the conservatives would be in power.
Simple: Whatever you read be sure who owns the paper / TV Station and adjust your tuning accordingly.
One would figure people have figured that one out by now.
Posted by: Michael | 2005-11-24 10:42:38 PM
[Remi: I reposted your comment under a new topic "You don't say" which refers to the B. Scott article--admin]
Posted by: Rémi houle | 2005-11-25 7:03:26 AM
The Post under Conrad Black was pro Conservative. The Post and the rest of the Global media empire is pro Liberal and very pro Paul Martin.
About the only place you will find pro Conservative leanings in Canada is right here.
Posted by: ward | 2005-11-25 8:50:23 AM
I dont know, the Sun chain seems to be in our camp.
Posted by: Perkunas | 2005-11-25 1:04:13 PM
The post is canwest global. Which is owned by the Aspers which are card carrying Liberals.
The bell globemedia guys are CTV, the discovery channel and the grope & flail. They're also card-carrying Liberals.
The CBC are outright commies.
There is no Canadian Fox News (Fox new is now available on cable but it's just the US version. We don't get Canadian politics on it.)
This is the real reason that the Liberals are able to maintain their Power. Basically, we're screwed.
Posted by: Warwick | 2005-11-25 1:12:23 PM
Voted Best Moonbat Conspiracy Theory : Hellyer is a moon bat!
The moonbats are on their way to the starssssss>>>>
PH .... call PET<<<<
Former Canadian Minister Of Defence Asks Canadian Parliament Asked To Hold Hearings On Relations With Alien "Et" Civilizations
Thu Nov 24, 7:00 AM ET
(PRWEB) - OTTAWA, CANADA (PRWEB) November 24, 2005 -- A former Canadian Minister of Defence and Deputy Prime Minister under Pierre Trudeau has joined forces with three Non-governmental organizations to ask the Parliament of Canada to hold public hearings on Exopolitics -- relations with “ETs.”
By “ETs,” Mr. Hellyer and these organizations mean ethical, advanced extraterrestrial civilizations that may now be visiting Earth. via LGF
Posted by: maz2 | 2005-11-25 1:31:13 PM
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