Saturday, November 27, 2010

Germany & China, Industrious and Responsible with Money

Chinese Premier Wen Jiabao (R) toasts German Chancellor Angela Merkel after their meeting at the Great Hall of the People in Beijing May 22, 2006. [Reuters photo found here]

Max Keiser: Teutonic Genie out of bottle, America punches itself in face

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Max Keiser, financial analyst and host of RT's Keiser Report says Germany is ready to emerge as the world's new superpower.

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Tarpley: US using Korea to make money

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RTAmerica | November 24, 2010 | likes, 5 dislikes

North Korea and South Korea exchanged artillery fire yesterday. All the while the United States dollar has strengthened as bad blood between North and South Korea means big business for the US. Investigative journalist Webster Tarpley says the financial district is taking part in a flight to safety moving money in the US treasury, using North Korea as a catalyst to make other nations depend on the US.

U.S. failure, Deutschland becomes the new ├╝ber alles!

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Hillsillverr | November 26, 2010 | likes, 0 dislikes

Germany is ready to emerge as the world's new superpower!

Introduction to the 1920s

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8974541 | November 10, 2010 | likes, 0 dislikes

Used with AQA Examboard - Yr 12 AS Level. Prosperity in the 1920s.

1) Rhapsody in Blue -- one of the most famous jazz compositions of all time by George Gershwin
2) The Chrysler Building -- Empire State Building
3) Charlie Chaplin -- most famous comedian ever
4) Ford T Model -- began to be built in 1920s as a 'people's car'
5) Baird's TV -- Baird creates both the first working B+W and colour duing this decade
6) All Quiet on the Western Front -- a famous book and movie during this time
7) Weimar Germany -- outside America Germany is in crisis after WW1
8) Greta Garbo -- One of the most iconic actresses of the era who moved from silent to talkies.
9) Babe Ruth -- famous baseball player. Baceball is a national obsession.
10) Bessie Smith -- the Empress of Blues
11) Birdseye Frozen meals -- Birdseye pioneer frozen ready meals
12) Charles Lindbergh -- solo non-stop flight over the atlantic
13) Lights of New York -- Talkies
14) Al Capone -- mafia crime don
15) Einstein -- Theory of Relativity
16) Women's suffrage -- women were fighting for the right to vote during the 20s
17) Flappers -- as a way of getting back at the victorian ideals, women were liberated through shorter hemlines, loose fitting clothes, smoking, make-up and shorter hair.
18) The Great Gatsby -- famous book written at the time about social problems in America
19) Harlem Renaissance -- a cultural movement that began in Harlem in New York focusing on black culture and writers.
20) Houdini -- most famous escape artist the world has known.
21) Hoover -- although most famous for what he does later, Hoover was an influential figure in the 20s.
22) Mussolini -- in Italy Mussolini has taken over.
23) Al Jonson and Hollywood -- 'The World's Greatest Performer'
24) KKK -- racist organisation
25) Bolsheviks -- Bolsheviks have taken over in Russia.
26) Art Deco -- new movement moves away from previous styles to a more abstract style.
27) Louis Armstrong -- jazz musician.
28) Mahjong -- game borrowed from China that became popular.
29) Mahjong
30) Men's fashion
31) Of Mice and Men -- famous book on immigtation from rural areas to the towns in this period.
32) Prohibition
33) Radio -- invented during the decade
34) Nicola Sacco and Bartolomeo Vanzetti -- immigrant anarchists -- during Red Scare -- falsely accused of murder -- put to death in 1927
35) Surrealism -- Dali is painting during the period as well as Picasso.
36) Scopes trial -- Evolutionism vs. Creationism.
37) Freud -- father of modern psychology. Had issues with his mother.
38) Wall St Crash -- economic meltdown.
39) Winnie the Pooh -- A.A. Milne publishes Winnie the Pooh in this period.

The "Melt-Up"

QE2 The Last Gasp of a Monetary System: A Message to the World

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