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World Bank President Sounds a Warning

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Posted on Apr 17, 2011
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World Bank President Robert Zoellick speaks at the spring meetings of the bank and the International Monetary Fund.

With rising food prices and soaring unemployment wreaking havoc across the developing world, World Bank President Robert Zoellick has some dreary news, declaring that the world is “one shock away from a full-blown crisis.”

The BBC:

Robert Zoellick cited rising food prices as the main threat to poor nations who risk “losing a generation”.

He was speaking in Washington at the end of the spring meetings of the World Bank and International Monetary Fund.

Meanwhile, G20 finance chiefs, who also met in Washington, pledged financial support to help new governments in the Middle East and North Africa.

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By BrooklynDame, April 18, 2012 at 12:58 pm Link to this comment

The World Bank and the IMF are nothing more than “birds of a (very destructive)
feather.”  When they sound warnings about messes they help to create, it isn’t
exactly admirable.


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By hogorina, April 17, 2011 at 10:57 pm Link to this comment
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ONE TRUFFLES ROOTED DOWN IN STINK HOLLOW
Randy please note:
Here is a complete note from ” THE BOOK OF REVELATIONS) by ASSAYID ISSA AL HADDI 1991, PUB. N.Y. “TENTS OF KEDAR “.

IN QUOTE: ” Take recent history, for example. There is an immutable and rigidly-dogma, dogma, taught to all the people through the land, that the Germans were uniquely and sole responsible for starting World War11. Thus, the unspeakable disastrous political results of that war–the rise of COMMUNISM and the destruction of Europe as a world force, as well as infinite human suffering both during and after the war: 50 million lives lost,an ultimate financial cost of 25 trillion dollars or more–can be comfortably blamed on the Nazi devils without pain of having to examine the possibility that Britain, America and our ” noble ally “, the Soviet Union, were note entirely blameless. Another subject which has been completely removed from the realm of national, open discussion by the repressive effects of the myth is that mysterious international force known as Zionism Just what is the true extent of the power that this shadowy force exerts over all of governments of the West? Do Zionism and COMMUNISM and Zionism spring from the same origins, and are they still interconnected today? Were the only two victors of the war ZIONISM and COMMUNISM? If so, what part did they play in its incitement? What is the connection of Zionism with the news media and with those very practical and profit-minded men who control our money system? What are the real aims of Zionism? End

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By Orbis Unum, April 17, 2011 at 8:58 pm Link to this comment

Consider the fact that the UNITED STATES failed to inform the UNITED NATION General Assembly of the abolition of the “Right to Petition” in 1948, when the U.N. General Assembly was discussing what Articles where to be included within the “Universal Declaration of Human Rights.” 

If the UNITED STATES would not correct an unfounded and/or unknown point view held by the U.N. concerning the U.S. abolish-ment of the so-called Constitutional “Right to Petition,” why do you think they would inform you of a false viewpoint or assumption related thereto, in your public school indoctrination programming about the validity or legality of such rights?

The fact that the U.S. mislead the U.N. General Assembly is founded upon the very fact that during the Hundred and eighty-third (183rd) plenary session of the UNITED NATION GENERAL ASSEMBLY held on December 10th, 1948, the U.N. General Assembly failed to include or adopt an Article of Amendment within the UNIVERSAL DECLARATION OF HUMAN RIGHTS recognizing the common heritage of all Walks of Life to exercise a universal claim to the RIGHT OF PETITION. 

The reason cited was that such a “Right to Petition” government for redress of grievances already was recognized in Constitutions of a great number of countries, including, the signatory U.S. to the U.N. Charter. 

In light of the fact that the hosting Super Power Nation, in respect to the UNITED STATES, had abolished this “Right to Petition” less than a hundred (100) years earlier, begs the imagination to wonder! That if the United States has defrauded the U.N. General Assembly on this major point of Human Rights, concerning its own course of action reflecting the “Right to Petition” and Human Rights, whether or not the U.N. General Assembly would have acted otherwise.  Major facts are presented to confirm this fraud perpetrated by a Member of the General Assembly, entitled UNITED STATES OF AMERICA are that the UNITED STATES, et al., in the UNITED STATES DISTRICT COURT FOR THE DISTRICT OF COLUMBIA in the case of “We the People Foundation, Inc. et al. v. United States,” No. 1:04-cv-01211 EGS, admitted in the Civil War era, however, the U. S, Congress enacted rules abolishing the duty to respond, a change later sanctioned by the Supreme Court [see: 96 Yale Law Journal 142, 164 (1986); Bieregu v. Reno, 59 F.3rd. 1445, 1453, (3rd. Cir. 1995)]. 

U.S. FEDERAL Judge Emmet G. Sullivan in his Order and Opinion upheld the position of the UNITED STATES et al., to deny the Human Right of “We the People, et al., the “Right of Petition” in the UNITED STATES DISTRICT COURT FOR THE DICTRICT OF COLUMBIA on August 31, 2005.

Final consideration of conditioning or reason for seeking self-determination:

“No constitutional right exists under the Ninth Amendment, or to any other provision of the Constitution of the United States, “…to trust the Federal Government and to rely on the integrity of its pronouncements.” MAPCO, Inc. v Carter (1978, Em Ct App) 573 F2d 1268, cert den 437 US 904, 57 L Ed 2d 1134, 98 S Ct 3090.

Maybe you’d better get your head out of the programming of fraudulent indoctrinations and face reality!

UNLESS YOU BELIEVE THEIR IS SUCH A THING AS REAL JUSTICE IN THEIR COURTS!

There is a solution! But as we stated on many occasions, people must comprehend the necessary adequacy for seeking peaceful solutions via variation by agreement. NOT otherwise! Their adversary is prepared for actions predicated upon unreasonable and justifiably so!!!

Why?

Because we have proven what we say according to the Science of Right Reason, which the adversary recognizes both in their interest and ours to preserve orderly peace for All Walks of Life!

We graciously extend our most precious personal regards to all who post herein, for the purpose of proposing hopeful enlightenment or garnering enlightenment, while proffering Good Will in the interest of seeking Universal Peace with All Walks of Life!

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By Orbis Unum, April 17, 2011 at 8:27 pm Link to this comment

As we have stated throughout this forum previously, requesting anyone to deny our proffered empirical evidence via suggested web sites but are now forced to present directly. Solely because the cowardice of the intelligentsia herein, have proven themselves totally with out honor or honesty to have dialog respective hereto, to wit:

‘Our survey of the legal landscape as it existed in March 1989 indicates, that, in general, members of the public have no constitutional right to be protected by the State from harm inflicted by third parties.

Per - Fox v. Custis, 712 F.2d 84, 88 (4th Cir. 1983); Wells v. Walker , 852 F.2d 368, 370 (8th Cir. 1988), cert. denied, 489 U.S. 1012, 109 S.Ct. 1121, 103 L.Ed.2d 184 (1989); Ketchum v. Alameda County, 811 F.2d 1243, 1247 (9th Cir. 1987); Bowers v. DeVito, 686 F.2d 616, 618 (7th Cir. 1982).

Judge Posner aptly explained the reasoning behind this general principle aforementioned, when he stated in Bowers that:

“ The Constitution is a charter of negative liberties; it tells the state to let “We the People of the United States” alone; it does not require their agency federal government or their state(s) to provide services, even so elementary a service as maintaining law and order….for those not a party to the contract (Constitution). Thus, because there is no constitutional duty to provide such protection for the Public at Large, {the state’s} failure to do so is not actionable under Title 42, section 1983, of the United States Code (U.S.C.).” [emphasis added]

Per: Bowers, 686 F.2d at 618.

These abovementioned judicial dicta, support both the historical U.S. Congressional Record & U.S. Jurisprudence applicable thereto, as cited and given hereinbelow.

1.) “But indeed, no person has a right to complain, by suit in Court, on the ground of the Constitution. The Constitution, it is true, is a compact (contract), but he is not a party to it. The States are a party to it…” (emphasis added).

Per:  Padelford, Fay & Co. vs. The Mayor and Alderman of the City of Savannah, 14 Ga. 438 (1854).

2.) “The ultimate ownership of all property is in the State; individual so-called “ownership” is only by virtue of Government, i.e., law, amounting to mere user; and use must be in accordance with law and subordinate to the necessities of the State.”

Per:  U.S. 73rd Congress, 1st Session, Senate Document #43; SENATE RESOLUTION NO. 62 (Pg 9, Para 2) April 17, 1933.

3.) We “The People” do not include you and me.

Per:  Barron vs. Mayor and City Council of Baltimore, 32 U.S. 243. 

This is what “We the People of the United States” calls “Equal Justice under the Law”...and certainly, this proves beyond a reasonable doubt, that every man, woman, or child is equal before their law! 

Since you have no agreement/contract with the Federal System of governments, the State, etc., or any such other planetary so-called social compact to bargain for your rights or to protect what you have been indoctrinated to believe as your rights, and no agreement with their court, how do you perceive or believe that you will obtain justice or a remedy in their courts?

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By Queenie, April 17, 2011 at 8:24 pm Link to this comment

Eat the rich and grow hemp for victory!

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By FRTothus, April 17, 2011 at 8:18 pm Link to this comment

Our representatives are unaccountable, and as Orbis
Unum points out, the law, as Bakunin said, is
“cobwebs for the rich and chains of steel for the
poor.”  What the World Bank is worried about most is
the loss of profits if the masses stop paying their
bills.

“The most formidable military machine depends
ultimately on the obedience of its soldiers, ... the
most powerful corporation becomes helpless when its
workers stop working, when its customers refuse to
buy its products.

The strike, the boycott, the refusal to serve, the
ability to paralyze the functioning of a complex
social structure - these remain potent weapons
against the most fearsome state or corporate power.”

“No form of government, once in power, can be trusted
to limit its own ambition, to extend freedom and to
wither away. This means that it is up to the
citizenry, those outside of power, to engage in
permanent combat with the state, short of violent,
escalatory revolution, but beyond the gentility of
the ballot-box, to insure justice, freedom and well
being.”
(Howard Zinn)

“The principal power in Washington is no longer the
government or the people it represents. It is the
Money Power. Under the deceptive cloak of campaign
contributions, access and influence, votes and
amendments are bought and sold. Money establishes
priorities of action, holds down federal revenues,
revises federal legislation, shifts income from the
middle class to the very rich. Money restrains the
enforcement of laws written to protect the country
from abuses of wealth-laws that mandate environmental
protection, antitrust laws, laws to protect the
consumer against fraud, laws that safeguard the
securities markets, and many more.”
(Richard N. Goodwin)

“In the absence of a coherent alternative, the
transnational corporations carry on inexorably.
Increasingly flagless and stateless, they weave
global webs of production, commerce, culture and
finance virtually unopposed. They expand, invest and
grow, concentrating ever more wealth in a limited
number of hands. They work in coalition to influence
local, national and international institutions and
laws. And together with the governments of their home
countries in Europe, North America and Japan, as well
as international institutions such as the World Trade
Organization, the World Bank, the International
Monetary Fund and increasingly, the United Nations,
they are molding an international system in which
they can trade and invest even more freely—a world
where they are less and less accountable to the
cultures, communities and nation-states in which they
operate. Underpinning this effort is not the
historical inevitability of an evolving, enlightened
civilization, but rather the unavoidable reality of
the overriding corporate purpose: the maximization of
profits.”
(The Corporate Planet)

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By Orbis Unum, April 17, 2011 at 7:47 pm Link to this comment

Re: Mack, April 17 at 11:10 pm.

You State: “What we should do.

We should make the loudest noise and create the biggest stink that even those low lifes won’t able to stand it.  Whatever it takes.  And don’t let up.  Cause it ain’t going to get any better if they succeed.  In fact, it’ll get a whole lot worse.

If we have any sense of decency and have at least a grain of courage, we should arrest all these thieves.  The Senate hearings under Sen. Carl Levin, (D-MI) ended last week.  It recommended that the Justice Department look into the findings for possible criminal prosecution.

Next, we should have a national news exposure, instead of a national debate. Let everyone know what happened.  Drill it in till it’s clear.  There’s nothing to debate.  It’s as plain as day.

They nearly drove the world into economic ruin and now they want US to clean up after them.  Pay their gambling debts and pay the winners off.

To settle the matter as far as they are concerned, we should confiscate everything they own.  Send them to Federal prison for 25 years or so.  And when they get out, they can never make more than $38,000 a year, the average salary of a Wisconsin teacher.
Remember, this could turn out to be one of the greatest crimes against humanity ever committed.  And look what they did to Saddham.

Then, if some were so bad that they get the death penalty by lethal injection, make it mandatory that they be dug up every ten years for a booster shot.
That’s what I think.  And I am merciful.”

Response:  Mack…we’ve been around the Bush so to speak, on many different occasions, in respect to one or the others commentary. As you know, our position does not incite public rancor but reasonable consideration to approach the table to bargain for ones exercise of the self-evident principles for the exercise thereof!!!

My choice of evidence proffered herein below is very important why not to trust the Courts of Justice of the U.S. or it’s agencies thereof. So pay very close attention! PLEASE!

1.) Prosecutor may violate civil rights in initiating prosecution and presenting case.

Per - United States Supreme Court in Imbler v. Pachtmanz 424 U.S. 409 (1976)

2.) Immunity extends to all activities closely associated with litigation or potential litigation.

Per - Second Circuit Federal Court of Appeal in Davis v. Grusemever, 996 F.2d 617 (1993)

3.) Prosecutor may knowingly use false testimony and suppress evidence.                       

Per - United States Supreme Court in Imbler v. Pachtman, 424 U.S. 409 (1976)

4.) Prosecutor may file charges without any investigation.

Per - Eighth Circuit Federal Court of Appeal in Myers v. Morris, 810 F.2d 1337 (1986)

5.) Prosecutor may file charges outside of his jurisdiction.

Per - Eighth Circuit Federal Court of appeal in Myers v. Morris, 840 F.2d 1337 (1986)

6.) Prosecutor may knowingly offer perjured testimony.

Per - Ninth Circuit Federal Court of Appeal in Jones v. Shankland, 800 F.2d 1310 (1987)

7.) Prosecutor can suppress exculpatory evidence. (Exculpatory defined: Evidence showing one innocent)

Per - Fifth Circuit Federal Court of Appeal in Henzel v. Gertstein, 608 F.2d 654 (1979)

8.) Prosecutors are immune from lawsuit for conspiring with judges to determine outcome of   judicial proceedings.

Per - Ninth Circuit Federal Court of Appeal in Ashelman v. Pope, 793 E.2d 1072 (1986)

9.) Prosecutor may knowingly file charges against innocent persons for a crime that never occurred.

Per - Tenth Circuit Federal Court of Appeal in Norton v. Liddell, 620 F.2d 1375 (1980)

Does anyone have the cerebral guts to contradict these facts, via posting empirical data to deny such evidence exist aforementioned?

We graciously extend our most precious personal regards to all who post herein, for the purpose of proposing hopeful enlightenment or garnering enlightenment, while proffering Good Will in the interest of seeking Universal Peace with All Walks of Life!

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By Cliff Carson, April 17, 2011 at 7:18 pm Link to this comment

The World Bank and it’s International Monetary Fund is owned and controlled by the Rothschild family and less than 50 of the wealthiest people in the world.
They control the Wealth of over 50% of Earth.

For over 150 years they have striven to take the world over through control of the world’s money.  This is what I keep referring to on Truthdig as the International Financial Cabal.  They operate somewhat similar to a Mafia in that they sell protection and muscle except they work on Nations and Corporations instead of individuals.  Back during the days of Napoleon one of the Rothschilds remarked ”  Give me control of a Nations Money and I care not who makes the Laws”.  Napoleon cursed this same Cabal for the agreements he had to make to get them to finance his wars.

I have even said this was one of the reasons for the Libyan crisis-Kaddafi was trying to get the Arab and African Nations to follow his lead, get away from the IMF and International Finance - i.e. stay away from this Cabal.  Libya did not allow the World Bank/IMF to operate there.  You may have already noticed that the Rebels have set up a Central Bank funded by this Cabal.  This bunch will own Libya and by extension the Libyan people if the Rebels win.  That is why Kaddafi has so much support in Africa and the Arab Nations.  This war has nothing to do with protecting people and everything to do with a take over of Libyan assets.

A fired former chief economist of the World Bank, Joe Stiglitz, has pointed out that usually any third world country the IMF/World Bank gets involved in ends up with a crashed economy, a destroyed government, and sometimes in flames with riots.

He could have gone further to say that the common man in those Nations were forced to pay the cost, the Rich and Powerful, the Elite, would walk away unscathed, usually with either a sackful of new money, Influence, or Power.

When the U S kicked them out in 1810 they promised that the U S would be in a war within 2 years.  If you read your history you might want to read about the war of 1812.

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By Orbis Unum, April 17, 2011 at 5:04 pm Link to this comment

Re: Mack, April 17 at 8:52 pm.

You State: “I say fight it.  If they win this one, it won’t be much of a life afterwards, anyway.

Sorry Samosamo, You said everything said.  Except you said it first.”

Response: We agree respective to your stance and the commentary quoted with one reservation.

Mainly, how to accomplish reasonable approaches to solution oriented conditions, which are founded upon an ability to State a Claim for which Relief can be granted peacefully?

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By samosamo, April 17, 2011 at 2:59 pm Link to this comment

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Gee, more dreary news. How unique. Only thing is that he
should have been imprisoned for life for his BS and obfuscation
of a real investigation into the attack on 9/11, thus maintaining
the ‘official story’ as the truth of that day. A lasting reminder of
the w & dick administration and as per usual, rewarded by being
strategically placed in a position that enables him to continue his
criminal activities. And not to overlook the fact of this creep’s
love of punishing people for just trying to live. He is as fucked
up as any monarch has ever been.

Hell the world bank, international monetary fund and world
trade organization are all criminal houses that shouldn’t even be
in existence that are absolutely deeply involved in the money
laundering schemes that have turned this planet into a living hell
for most of the people on it brought to them ala america the
ugly and unjust . As for robbie’s part he is quite comfortable that
he can out and out kill so many people on the pretext of
pumping more money into his ‘elite’ handlers pockets.

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Robert_Zoellick

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