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  • IMF wonk advocates lowering your credit score if you commit web browsing ThoughtCrime, Use the Brave Browser

    12/22/2020 8:09:09 AM PST · by CharlesOConnell · 14 replies
    It wouldn't be individual no-no thought crime sites, it will be broad data registries of dissident, forbidden sites. They'll follow China's pioneering Redlight-YellowLight-GreenLight social conformity app without which you can't even go outside. Winston Smith thought he could evade the spy TV without an off switch, they were watching him the whole time. The Brave browser automatically uses the anonymous StartPage browser, but that's easily hacked & cracked. Just go off the grid. We'll have to stop using money. Americans before 1880 weren't wage slaves, they were taught to be self-employed small farmers who only bartered a little. Remember that...
  • IMF Proposes Punishing Dissidents by Lowering Their Credit Score if They Go to Bad Websites

    12/19/2020 4:56:49 PM PST · by CheshireTheCat · 42 replies
    Big League Politics ^ | December 18, 2020 | Shane Trejo
    A new white paper from the globalist International Monetary Fund (IMF) is calling for dissidents to have their credit score lowered if they view websites that are arbitrarily deemed to be harmful. The plan is outlined in a blog written by Arnoud Boot, Peter Hoffmann, Luc Laeven and Lev Ratnovski. They are pitching the Orwellian notion as a breakthrough in financial technology (Fintech). “Recent research documents that, once powered by artificial intelligence and machine learning, these alternative data sources are often superior than traditional credit assessment methods,” they wrote, claiming that “the type of browser and hardware used to access...
  • China: In the end, the Big Loser

    07/26/2020 10:27:25 AM PDT · by libh8er · 12 replies
    Telegraph Online ^ | 7.26.2020 | Paran Balakrishnan
    Many Indians thought former BBC journalist Humphrey Hawksley was being overly alarmist when he wrote the thriller Dragon Fire two decades ago about a war pitting China and Pakistan against India that ended apocalyptically with nuclear devastation. Hawksley, a veteran Asia hand, said his fiction was meant not just to entertain but also be a warning that China was expansionist and was a one-party state whose government had to prove itself to survive. Since then, though, we’ve seen China offering a different narrative in which global economic diplomacy was its choice weapon. The Chinese have been busy proving they’re responsible...
  • IMF and World Bank Announce Unprecedented Debt Cancellation Programme to Address COVID-19 Pandemic

    04/15/2020 4:40:05 PM PDT · by dynachrome · 25 replies ^ | 4-15-20 | IMF
    We are moving forward with a new process that will immediately cancel the debt of the 27 countries facing debt distress. Additionally, all 76 of the World Bank's International Development Association (IDA) countries will receive full debt cancellation. All developing countries categorized either as Middle Income Countries or Low Income Countries who face high debt vulnerabilities will see a full cancellation of debt. In total, this new process will apply to 111 countries. These countries will receive full cancellation of all debts as they wrestle with the COVID-19 Pandemic. ​ The Board noted that this relief should help mitigate disruptions...
  • IMF: Global economy will suffer worst year since Depression

    04/14/2020 7:11:45 AM PDT · by Olog-hai · 8 replies
    Associated Press ^ | April 14, 2020 | Paul Wiseman and Martin Crutsinger
    Beaten down by the coronavirus outbreak, the world economy in 2020 will suffer its worst year since the Great Depression of the 1930s, the International Monetary Fund says in its latest forecast. The IMF said Tuesday that it expects the global economy to shrink 3% this year — far worse than its 0.1% dip in the Great Recession year of 2009 — before rebounding in 2021 with 5.8% growth. It acknowledges, though, that prospects for a rebound next year are clouded by uncertainty. The bleak assessment represents a breathtaking downgrade by the IMF. In its previous forecast in January, before...
  • 'Virus at Iran's gates': How Tehran failed to stop outbreak

    03/17/2020 5:42:48 PM PDT · by LibWhacker · 29 replies
    Yahoo! News (AP) ^ | 3/16/20 | John Gambrell
    DUBAI, United Arab Emirates (AP) — Appearing before the cameras coughing and sweating profusely, the man leading Iran's response to the new coronavirus outbreak promised it was of no danger to his country. "Quarantines belong to the Stone Age," Iraj Harirchi insisted. A day later, he himself would be in quarantine from the virus. Harirchi's story is a microcosm of what has happened in Iran amid the coronavirus pandemic. Roughly nine out of 10 cases in the Middle East come from the Islamic Republic, which has reported over 16,000 people infected and at least 988 deaths amid fears that cases...
  • UN, Interpol design 'global policing doctrine'

    10/13/2009 6:16:50 AM PDT · by opentalk · 6 replies · 622+ views
    PressTV ^ | 12 Oct 2009 | PressTV
    The United Nations and Interpol, the global police organization, are poised to become partners in fighting crime by jointly creating an international police force. Interpol, which is financed by 187 member nations, says the "global police doctrine" would allow the deployment of peacekeepers among rogue nations plagued by war and organized crime. "We have a visionary model," said Interpol Secretary General Ronald K. Noble, who described the joint partnership "an alliance of all nations." He suggested that by relying on Interpol's resources, the United Nations would be able to handle international conflicts and transnational crime far better.
  • IMF Says It’s Ready To ‘Mobilize Its $1 trillion Lending Capacity’ To Fight Coronavirus

    03/16/2020 6:12:46 AM PDT · by Enlightened1 · 6 replies
    CNBC ^ | 03/16/20 | Thomas Franck
    The IMF said it “stands ready” to use its $1 trillion lending capacity to help countries that are struggling with the economic impact of the coronavirus.“As a first line of defense, the Fund can deploy its flexible and rapid-disbursing emergency response toolkit,” wrote Kristalina Georgieva, Managing Director of the IMF.The IMF’s announcement comes ahead of what’s expected to be another dismal day on Wall Street despite a move by the globe’s central banks to ease monetary policy. The International Monetary Fund on Monday said it “stands ready” to use its $1 trillion lending capacity to help countries around the world that are struggling with...
  • Ukraine president jettisons PM in search for 'new brains' to revive economy

    03/04/2020 11:32:43 AM PST · by yesthatjallen · 7 replies
    Reuters ^ | 03 04 2020 | Pavel Polityuk, Ilya Zhegulev
    Ukraine’s president Volodymyr Zelenskiy ousted Oleksiy Honcharuk as prime minister after just six months in a reshuffle on Wednesday, saying that “new brains and new hearts” were required to revive the economy and tackle corruption. At a special parliament session, lawmakers voted to accept the resignation of Honcharuk, 35, who left as Ukraine’s youngest and most short-lived prime minister since independence in 1991. He was replaced by Denys Shymgal, who said his immediate challenge was to stave off an economic and budget crisis. He wanted to revise the 2020 budget, cut the salaries of ministers and some officials, and also...
  • How Ukrainian Oligarchs Secretly Became the Largest Real Estate Owners in Downtown Cleveland

    12/24/2019 4:05:36 AM PST · by Pontiac · 20 replies
    SCENE ^ | Jun 11, 2019 | Sam Allard
    In an explosive legal complaint filed last month in Delaware, attorneys for a major Ukrainian bank alleged that two oligarchs who founded the bank and controlled it from 2006 to 2016 laundered hundreds of millions of dollars in fraudulent corporate loans to purchase assets in the United States and unjustly enrich themselves and their associates. Dubbed the "Optima Schemes" in the 104-page document, these "brazen fraudulent schemes" were successful, among other things, in making the oligarchs and their co-defendants the largest commercial real estate holders in Cleveland. With money siphoned from public bonds and 20 million private Ukrainian citizens who'd...
  • Five Things No One Asked About the Impeachment — but Should Have

    12/10/2019 9:19:29 PM PST · by Tolerance Sucks Rocks · 19 replies
    The American Institute for Economic Research ^ | December 5, 2019 | Peter C. Earle
    The impeachment proceedings against President Trump have fueled all manner of conjecture regarding the proper discharge of foreign policy, hidden motives behind both Trump’s phone call and the ensuing investigation, and everything from the dead-cat bounce of the Mueller Report to the Kurdish policy shift. But there are a number of questions that, while they should be asked, haven’t been. (Obligatory disclaimer: None of these questions are intended to either excuse or indict the actions of Trump, the impeachment-hearing participants, or anyone else.) 1. Why is the U.S. giving $400 million to Ukraine, anyway? It makes little sense. Europe is...
  • IMF chief applauds "bravery" of Trump tax cuts

    10/28/2019 8:51:54 AM PDT · by NohSpinZone · 4 replies
    Axios ^ | 10/28/19 | By Felix Salmon
    Kristalina Georgieva, the new managing director of the International Monetary Fund, applauded the Trump administration's "bravery to use a tax reform to spur more growth" in an exclusive interview with "Axios on HBO." Why it matters: Georgieva vowed that she would be able to persuade the U.S. to commit more money to the fund during the course of her five-year term. "I will get my quota increase," she said — in the face of reported U.S. opposition and a U.S. veto over any changes. Georgieva comes to the IMF from the World Bank, where she was CEO and where she...
  • Ecuador protests: President imposes curfew amid worsening violence

    10/12/2019 7:24:55 PM PDT · by BenLurkin · 9 replies
    bbc ^ | 10/12/2019
    Parts of Quito have descended into chaos after more than a week of clashes between demonstrators and riot police. Mr Moreno said the protesters, who are led by indigenous groups, had agreed to direct talks for the first time. They are demanding the return of fuel subsidies, scrapped by the government as part of a package of austerity measures. Some have called for the resignation of the president, who has declared a two-month national emergency. Earlier on Saturday, protesters attacked a television station and newspaper office in Quito. The Teleamazonas channel broadcast pictures of its broken windows and a burning...
  • MUST READ: Ukraine Burisma Story is Massive – Involves BILLIONS of IMF and US Funds Looted and Lost

    10/01/2019 6:28:40 PM PDT · by bitt · 69 replies
    GATEWAY PUNDIT ^ | 10/1/2019 | Jim Hoft
    The Biden (and now Kerry) scandal in the Ukraine is much more than about the money paid to Hunter Biden for being a Board member at the largest gas producer in the Ukraine, Burisma Holdings. The real scandal involves billions in funds from the IMF and US in aid that has gone missing. Burisma (UkraineÂ’s largest oil and gas provider) has been the subject of many recent news articles because of its scandalous close-knit ties with President ObamaÂ’s Vice President Biden and Secretary of State Kerry. (Yes, Kerry is involved here too) A controlling shareholder of Burisma is believed to...

    09/24/2019 6:52:26 AM PDT · by Liz · 31 replies ^ | CIRCA 2019 | John Helmer, Moscow
    FULL TITLE: THE IMPROPER ASSOCIATION (MAYBE CRIME) OF VICTOR PINCHUK WITH HILLARY, BILL AND CHELSEA CLINTON, COVERED UP BY THE US MEDIA, US DEPARTMENT OF JUSTICE, AND THE INTERNATIONAL MONETARY FUND SNIP... The case of $13 million paid to the Clinton family by the Ukrainian oligarch Victor Pinchuk, in exchange for personal favours and escalation of the war against Russia, was reported in detail throughout 2014. Click to read the opener, and more. Early this month there has been fresh investigation of Pinchuk’s money links with the Clintons, owing to the start of Ukrainian government inquiries into the theft of...
  • IMF board approves $6 billion loan package for Pakistan

    07/03/2019 4:56:35 PM PDT · by Jyotishi · 11 replies
    Reuters ^ | Wednesday, July 3, 2019 | James Mackenzie
    ISLAMABAD (Reuters) - The International Monetary Fund Executive board gave formal approval on Wednesday to a three-year, $6 billion loan package for Pakistan to rein in mounting debts and stave off a looming balance of payments crisis. Board approval will allow immediate disbursement of around $1 billion, with the remainder to be phased in over the period of the program, subject to quarterly review, the IMF said in a brief statement. It said a full statement would be released later on Wednesday. Prime Minister Imran Khan came to power last August, inheriting an economy plagued with problems but he was...
  • Flashback: IMF approves $4.2bn loan for Ecuador

    04/12/2019 4:11:10 AM PDT · by TigerClaws · 5 replies
    WASHINGTON - The International Monetary Fund on Monday approved a $4.2-billion, three-year loan for Ecuador, part of a broader aid package to help support the government's economic reform program. The Washington-based lender agreed to the terms of the financing late last month, and the final approval of the IMF board on Monday releases the first installment of $652-million. READ: IMF won't bail out South Africa: Lagarde IMF Managing Director Christine Lagarde said the aid will support the government's efforts to shore up its finances, including a wage "realignment," gradual lowering of fuel subsidies, and reduction of public debt. "The savings...
  • IMF Wash DC HQ DHS Security Event - Civil Unrest…Are You Prepared? (Jan 10, 2019 9:00am EST)

    01/09/2019 6:26:47 PM PST · by MarchonDC09122009 · 12 replies ^ | 01/09/2019 | AOBA - Whelan Security, IMF & gov't agencies)
    January 10 Whelan Security 2019 Speaker Series program entitled Civil Unrest... Are You Prepared?. This program is scheduled Jan. 10th from 8:30am to Noon at the IMF, 1900 Pennsylvania Avenue, NW. Here is the link with details: There is no live event at this point. Please check back at a later time (on Jan 10, 2019 9:00am - noon EST)
  • Germany's Weber: Creating European Monetary Fund should be a priority

    11/19/2018 6:37:47 AM PST · by Olog-hai · 12 replies
    Reuters ^ | November 19, 2018 8:29 AM | Michelle Martin
    German conservative Manfred Weber, who is running to take over the European Union’s top job next year, said on Monday that turning the European bailout fund (ESM) into a European Monetary Fund (EMF) should be a priority. […] “The political picture behind that is that in the last eurozone crisis, we asked for the IMF’s (International Monetary Fund) help. Barack Obama was the president then, so partnership was possible. In future crises, which we can’t exclude happening, I as a European don’t want to be dependent on the White House.” …
  • Winds of Change: The Case for New Digital Currency (IMF urges cashless global currency)

    11/15/2018 11:54:04 AM PST · by MarchonDC09122009 · 80 replies ^ | 11/15/2018 | IMF Winds of Change: The Case for New Digital Currency By Christine Lagarde, IMF Managing Director  Singapore Fintech Festival November 14, 2018 Full text As prepared for delivery  Introduction Distinguished guests, ladies and gentlemen—good morning and thank you for the opportunity to participate in this important event. In Singapore, it is often windy. Winds here bring change, and opportunity. Historically, they blew ships to its port. These resupplied while waiting for the Monsoon to pass, for the seasons to change. “Change is the only constant,” wrote the ancient Greek philosopher, Heraclitus of Ephesus. Singapore knows this. You know this. It...