Masters Of War

Come you masters of war You that build all the guns You that build the death planes You that build all the bombs You that hide behind walls You that hide behind desks I just want you to know I can see through your masks. You that never done nothin' But build to destroy You play with my world Like it's your little toy You put a gun in my hand And you hide from my eyes And you turn and run farther When the fast bullets fly. Like Judas of old You lie and deceive A world war can be won You want me to believe But I see through your eyes And I see through your brain Like I see through the water That runs down my drain. You fasten all the triggers For the others to fire Then you set back and watch When the death count gets higher You hide in your mansion' As young people's blood Flows out of their bodies And is buried in the mud. You've thrown the worst fear That can ever be hurled Fear to bring children Into the world For threatening my baby Unborn and unnamed You ain't worth the blood That runs in your veins. How much do I know To talk out of turn You might say that I'm young You might say I'm unlearned But there's one thing I know Though I'm younger than you That even Jesus would never Forgive what you do. Let me ask you one question Is your money that good Will it buy you forgiveness Do you think that it could I think you will find When your death takes its toll All the money you made Will never buy back your soul. And I hope that you die And your death'll come soon I will follow your casket In the pale afternoon And I'll watch while you're lowered Down to your deathbed And I'll stand over your grave 'Til I'm sure that you're dead.------- Bob Dylan 1963

Tuesday, June 29, 2010

U.N. report:: U.S. Dollar should be replaced as International currency

Under proposed system, countries would not have to buy up foreign currencies, as China has done with U.S. dollar.

Under proposed system, countries would not have to buy up foreign currencies, as China has done with U.S. dollar.


  • U.S. "dollar has proved not to be a stable store of value," report says
  • Dollar under increasing scrutiny since U.S. entered recession
  • U.N. report supports proposal to create standardized international system
  • Under proposal, countries would no long have to buy up foreign currencies

New York (CNN) -- The dollar is an unreliable international currency and should be replaced by a more stable system, the United Nations Department of Economic and Social Affairs said in a report released Tuesday.

The use of the dollar for international trade came under increasing scrutiny when the U.S. economy fell into recession. "The dollar has proved not to be a stable store of value, which is a requisite for a stable reserve currency," the report said.

Many countries, in Asia in particular, have been building up massive dollar reserves. As a result, those countries' currencies have become undervalued, decreasing their ability to import goods from abroad.

The World Economic and Social Survey 2010 is supporting a proposal long advocated by the International Monetary Fund to create a standardized international system for liquidity transfer.

Under this proposed system, countries would no longer have to buy up foreign currencies, as China has long done with the U.S. dollar. Rather, they would accumulate the right to claim foreign currencies, or special drawing rights, or SDRs, rather than the currencies themselves.

The special drawing rights would be backed by a basket of currencies, which would make them less susceptible to volatility in any one currency. And because the value of a special drawing right is defined by the IMF, changes in the value of any one currency could be adjusted for.

These initiatives, supported by U.N. Secretary-general Ban Ki-moon, are meant to help sustain the international trade and financial systems that will allow less-developed countries to participate and integrate into the global economy.

In addition to the proposed reforms regarding international currency, the survey also offered guidance on increasing social well-being.

The survey said that "the number of the poor in the world living on less than $1.25 a day decreased from 1.8 billion in 1990 to 1.4 billion in 2005, but nearly all of this reduction was concentrated in China."

The number of poor increased in sub-Saharan Africa and South Asia over the same period. Income inequalities within countries have increased since the early 1980s with few exceptions, the report said.

"There's too little aid being provided, it's too fragmented, and it's too volatile in terms of the resources that are flowing to countries," said Rob Vos, director of the development policy and analysis division of the U.N.

The survey projects that by 2050 the population will be at 9 billion, with 85 percent living in developing countries, and the global economy will have to sustain a system that will allow for "decent living."

By 2050, one of every four people living in a developed country and one in every seven in countries now being developed will be over age 65. The fast ageing of the population will call for proper pension and health care systems that are sustainable.


It's only a matter of time folks. And that time is approaching a lot faster than most people think .



Silverfiddle said...

I usually wait until UN reports are published on appropriate media, such as toilet paper, before I pay any attention to them.

Having said that, there is an underlying truth here. Our government, and whichever gang of bandits happen to have it hijacked at the time, continually manipulates our currency for short-term political gain. Result: A constantly eroding dollar.

Tao Dao Man said...

This has nothing to do with hijacking. The $ was set up as a global reserve currency after WW2. It was one of the very first stages of globalization. There has been much chatter about this in the past. Not just from the U.N. The IMF with their SDR'S have been in play for some time. China and other countries have been making a move on the IMF which is largely controlled by the U.S.A. Our politicians have nothing to do with this. They are only tools for [TPTB]. The [BIS] Bank of International Settlements in Basel and the Rothschild type Bankster cartels run this show. Just as they run the U.S.A.. There is a change in the wind, and the U.S.A.will be down wind of the manure pasture.
It is our own fault, not theirs.