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Refugee Numbers Break New Record With 'Millions Trapped in Conflict Zones'


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Refugee Numbers Break New Record With 'Millions Trapped in Conflict Zones'

Sarah Lazare, staff writer

As wars raged in 2014, an estimated 38 million people across the world were "forced to flee their homes by conflict and violence," setting a new record high for internal displacement, according to just-released figures compiled by the Norwegian Refugee Council's Internal Displacement Monitoring Center (IDMC).


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The United States war mongering, supported by Israel, are responsible for all these displacements of peoples; you can take that to the Bank.

Please! why does everyone refuse to see the wood in the trees?
There is one, and only one, cause of all our economic woes. During the
early 1900's our stupid/corrupt politicians signed away our Sovereign
"rights" , that allowed us to print and issue our own interest free,
debt free money; and since then we have all become "debt slaves". Our
rights to print and issue our own money out of thin air were ceded to
private banking Corporations, thus now, we borrow all our money from
them, and they simply print it out of thin air, and charge us interest
for the privilege. Given the nature of our economic cycles, the booms
and busts, it is virtually impossible for us ever to repay all such
debts, especially since when they print our borrowings, they do not also
print the money to cover the interest repayments. This particular
economic consequence was recorded centuries ago in the well known fable
about the boy who possessed a goose that laid "golden" eggs; he sold the
goose for a paltry sum and forever there after he was destitute.

The remedy for our problems is simple; we abrogate any agreement
previously made, reclaim our Sovereign "rights" to print and issue our
own debt free interest free money.

This will enable us to stop income-taxing of individuals; we may pay
everyone that needs it a social wage, based on a break even computation,
this will eliminate poverty and deprivation; those in receipt of the
Social wage will be encouraged into employment, without loss of this
Social wage, and to work for any employer for additional income mutually
agreed between them. this gives control of work and income to the
"workman". Employers will gain a workforce of people willing to accept
much lower wages than previously paid, thus making the employer
production cost significantly lower; plus, the employer no longer
collects taxes for the Government. The employer Corporation/business
will pay tax annually as usual. The collection of V.A.T. or G.S.T.,
consumer taxes will cease.

All Government expenditures will be provided by the planned issue of our
own debt free interest free money using legislation approved by
Parliament. Health, Education, University courses, Infrastructure of all
kinds, etc. etc.

Provided that all of these expenditures are actually "spent" into
circulation they will not create inflation. The Government must own and
run it's own Bank, just like the original Commonwealth Bank. No Private
Bank or Corporation will be permitted to create money, under any guise;
our financial system will revert to one of "sound " money. Sound money
is that which turns around sound borrowing and lending, controlled by
being liquid cash, backed by the ownership of assets, and strict
criteria keeping them in balance; borrowing and lending outside of these
criteria, characterised as "high risk", will be permitted between
parties willing to accept such risk, and then, only when it involves
their own wholly owned assets.

Interest rates in the private sector will be set by the private sector.
The floating exchange rate will be converted into "fixed" rates decided
by Government, and as decided between Sovereign Nations and embodied in
trade agreements. Our currency will not be traded on "Exchanges".

The foregoing explains the broad brush strokes involved, but in summary
we would have a Nation with little or no foreign debt, a Nation better
able to compete in the wider World, a Nation without poverty whose
peoples are empowered to think and work for themselves, a Nation rescued
from the avarice of the "Money Lenders", and above all, a Government
able to be free and Independent, instead of being owned by Corporate
money and influence. This is named "The Universal Economy" because it
will operate anywhere.


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Words almost fail me! PLEASE !!!
This suggests a return to some golden age - before any National Debt, and a time when poverty could not exist - but when and where was that? Certainly not in the United States, either before or after its independence.
But this panacea is trotted out and we are supposed to see this as the answer to shameful reality of huge and ever-growing numbers of people forced to flee from their homes and communities because of their well-founded fear of violence, conflict and all sorts of human atrocities.
Just consider the huge numbers of people trying to cross the Mediterranean from North Africa to Southern Europe. These are increasingly from Syria where the terrors of the war have forced them to leave. Would any of us like to live in a town where by day we are at risk from one side in the conflict, and at night, when we and our terrified children need a bit of rest, instead we have to fear overnight bombardment from the other lot? If we survive but have injuries, we may find that the local hospital is over-pressed, lacks many essential medicines, and may even lack doctors and nurses. Or it may have been shelled.
Every time the 'civilised' Western politicians decide to encourage some group to take up arms as part of the global realpolitik Big Game, usually not unconnected with control of oil and gas and other 'strategic' interests, there is some fallout or blowback in terms of human casualties. And some of these - those not actually dead - are likely to want to get away from such an unhealthy situation. Wouldn't you?
Seriously, I doubt if tinkering away at the US National Debt and rates of interest would have much impact on this endless procession of distressed humanity.
After all, the cause of capitalism's wars is simply capitalism is itself. This is a system which is based on competition at all levels - local , national and intentional. Individual workers must compete for jobs, retail stores compete for business, manufacturing firms compete for profits and control of their markets, and international competition leads over and over to wars, usually linked to controlling oil and gas reserves.
That means that no attempt to put a stop to such wars have a hope in hell. To avoid conflicts over material resources we need to put an end to this competitive production for profit system and replace it with Socialism, a world of co-operation based on the common ownership of the means of producing wealth democratically organised "by and in the interest of the whole community".