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From: "Joe Hueglin" <phoenix.rising@bellnet.ca>
To: "CANADIAN DAILY DIGEST" <phoenix.rising@bellnet.ca>
Sent: 22 January, 2014 2:03 AM
Subject: Daily Digest January 21, 2014


The DAILY DIGEST: INFORMATION and OPINION from ST. JOHN'S to VICTORIA.
ARCHIVED at http://cdndailydigest.blogspot.com/

OPINION AND INFORMATION

My information is that there will be no Digest until  Saturday
due to Grandparenting

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>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>CP<<<<<<<<<<<<<<<
Harper's speech to Israeli Knesset garners international attention
         Hearing begins on Peace River oilsands operation
Cyberattaques: un message préfabriqué pour Blaney
         Manitoba men rescued in northern Ontario
Quebec Liberals clarify values charter stance
         Coroner holds inquest into B.C. mill deaths
Quebec Liberals clarify values charter stance
         Officials push for building code on reserves
NDP complain about Metrolinx ads during NFL
         Study to tackle grain shipment backlogs: Ritz

Bombardier shedding 1,700 aerospace positions
         Harper cancels visit to troubled site
Quebec Liberals clarify values charter stance
         Officials push for building code on reserves
NDP complain about Metrolinx ads during NFL
         Study to tackle grain shipment backlogs: Ritz
Bombardier shedding 1,700 aerospace positions
         Harper cancels visit to troubled site
Throngs reach out to Harper at Western Wall
         Alberta has 400 mothballed hospital beds:NDP

Allegedly punched suspect:Toronto cop charged
         Study to tackle grain shipment backlogs: Ritz
Bombardier laying off 1,700 workers
         Vancouver would shake more than previously thought during earthquake: studies
Throngs reach out to Harper at Western Wall
         Chretien tribute unites old rivals

>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>CBC<<<<<<<<<<<<<<<
Jewish Holocaust victims 'remembered always': Stephen Harper
         It's back: polar vortex plunges eastern Canada into deep cold
DND briefing questioned cost, role of 5 Wing Goose Bay
         Pipe bomb passenger flagged to Mexican authorities by RCMP
Federal parties pledge open nominations in all ridings
         Aeroplan 'free ticket' includes $850 surcharge

>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>CTV<<<<<<<<<<<<<<<
BlackBerry to sell most of its Canadian commercial real estate
         NEWOlivia Chow's memoir lays bare her life's most painful moments 1
Canada and Israel differ on settlement issue: Netanyahu 30 10
         UPDATEDPolar vortex pummels central Canada as temperatures take a nosedive 23 8
Shift work, jet lag have profound effects on the human body: study 8
         Conrad Black owes taxes on $5.1M of income and benefits, court says 29
Recent soldier deaths shouldn't be considered suicides: expert 25 1
         Making a case for climate engineering: how does it work?
A look at how much salt we should be eating each day

>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>The Tyee<<<<<<<<<<<<<<<
Your future, climate changed. Leading thinkers in tech, business, politics and nature share what they know
                          at this FREE Tyee Solutions Society event on Jan. 22. 
Earthquakes Versus Pipelines
        Are we ready for an oil spill in the Fraser River?
You Are Being Watched. Now What?
         Cybersurveillance expert Ron Deibert on Canada's privacy rights abyss, protecting your digital dog tag, and more.
How Smaller, Off-Coast Quakes Could Badly Shake BC
        New geological study shows it's not just the Big One that matters.
What Will Our Climate Changed Culture's Future Look Like?
        Q&A with The Tyee's Geoff Dembicki about free Jan. 22 event in Vancouver.
A Plea to Legalize 'Death with Dignity'
        As Canada revisits a ban on doctor-assisted suicide, I think of my mom, who died in needless pain.
UBC study finds youth suicide reduced by anti-homophobia policies

>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>Vancouver Observer<<<<<<<<<<<<<<<
Kinder Morgan billionaire sees big fortunes in oil by train and tanker
        Kinder Morgan CEO also taunts investors to sell his company's stock - "You sell, I buy"
Genetically modified salmon in Canada?
        A collection of environmental groups want a court to decide if the federal government violated its own law by permitting the manufacture of genetically modified salmon in Canada.
Michael Ondaatje, Neve Campbell sign open letter supporting Neil Young's tar sands activism
        After rock legend Neil Young's successful "Honour the Treaties" Tour, which raised more than half a million dollars to help the Athabasca Chipewyan challenge further tar sands encroachment ..

>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>Globe and Mail<<<<<<<<<<<<<<<

'This is the million-dollar shot!' Tory MP cries out to join Harper photo op in Israel
         Canada Job Grant endangers programs for vulnerable workers, Ontario warns
Conservatives plan Quebec blitz to seize seats from NDP in 2015
         We can expect Canada-U.S. friction to grow

>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>HUFFINGTON POST<<<<<<<<<<<<<<<

Ontario's "Have Not" Status Creates a Divided Canada


                           Palin Really Loves Harper
Plot Thickens After Tory Minister's Controversial Fundraiser

>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>YAHOO NEWS<<<<<<<<<<<<<<<
Older phones shouldn't get same protection from searches as smartphones: Crown 2 hours 40 minutes ago
         Loonie falls ahead of Bank of Canada's interest rate announcement
Agree to disagree: PMs admit they differ on Israeli settlements, Harper refuses to criticize 5 hours ago
         Confusion over 'iPod tax' deepens 3 hours ago
Investigation into muzzled husky, kitten shows 'history of abuse' 10 hours ago
         Rob Ford staff emails show scandal caused chaos, buried Boston agreement 10 hours ago
Quebec union was ready to enlist PQ help to thwart corruption inquiry 4 hours ago
         Conrad Black owes taxes on income and benefits in residency dispute 1 hour 21 minutes ago
Lac-Mégantic disaster's MM&A sold to Florida Great Lakes Partners 7 hours ago
         Halifax cops issue warning about man convicted of impaired driving causing death 1 hour 44 minutes ago

Sarah Palin, Aljazeera and the Jerusalem Post weigh-in on Stephen Harper's Israeli stance 6 hours ago
         Supreme Court of Canada rules no new trial for 31 Hells Angels 5 hours ago
Inquest jury retires to mull proposed changes to policing of mentally ill 2 hours 47 minutes ago

>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>NATIONAL NEWSWATCH<<<<<<<<<<<<<<<

Conservative party to fill senior posts in lead-up to next election
         Harper on Israel: passionate, sincere ­ and right
Citizen, CBC fight proposed publication ban for terrorism trial
         'It's the re-election': Canada's Israeli delegation looks political, opposition says
Harper to reporters: Ask some different questions about the Middle East
         Playing hardball in the Holy Land
Israel not like Harper's Conservatives
         Poll result increases the chance of a March election in Quebec
Gore's 'truths' sprinkled with hypocrisy
         Young changes his tune at last Canuck concert


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>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>CBC<<<<<<<<<<<<<<<


Secret offshore assets of China's elite exposed in data leak

         Massive data leak exposes offshore financial secrets
Countries rattled by tax-haven data leak

Smuggled photo trove depicts 'industrial scale killing' of Syrian detainees

         Syria defector's torture evidence
Syria's civil war: key facts, important players
         Syria's civil war leaves at least 40 dead at beseiged camp

>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>TerraViva Europe<<<<<<<<<<<<<<<
Playing Cricket, Praying for Peace
         Alto Maipo Project Endangers Santiago's Water Supply
Haiti's "Public Housing" Projects Overlook Poorest
         Caribbean Sees Worrying Rise in Climate-Sensitive Diseases
Seasonal Migration Frustrates Ethiopia's Family Planning
         Japan Cuts Some Distance From Its Military Days
Thorny Path Toward Syrian Peace Process
         Obama Curbs Spying on Foreign Nationals Overseas
Africa's Billions that the Poor Won't Touch

>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>The European Union Times<<<<<<<<<<<<<<<
Why do birds fly in V-Formation? Source
        US pressures UN to withdraw Iran invite to Syria talks Source
DHS Gave Muslim Brotherhood VIP Treatment, No TSA Pat Downs Source
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New ice age may hit Earth as Sun falls asleep Source
         US Lawmakers accuse Snowden of being Russian spy Source

>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>t r u t h o u t<<<<<<<<<<<<<<<
Just 85 People Own as Much as Half of the World's Population: This Is a Crime Read the BuzzFlash Commentary
        The Global Fight Against Corporate Rule Read the Article at The Nation
The Right's Successful Ongoing War Against Abortion Rights Read the Article at BuzzFlash
         Charles P. Pierce | Things Fall Down; Things Blow Up Read the Article at Esquire

It's Official: Republicans Are Done Trying To Kill Obamacare Read the Article at The Week
         BP Employees, Outraged by Lack of Compensation, Warn Oil Spill Victims
People Pressure Is Making Fast-Tracking the TPP Politically Toxic
         Four Questionable Claims Obama Has Made on NSA Surveillance
Economic Growth Is Killing Us
         On the News With Thom Hartmann: Congress Chips Away at Social Safety Net, and More

On Ending War
         Record 4,000 Attend Open-Air Premiere of Utopia in Australia
Six Drugs Whose Dangerous Risks Were Buried so Big Pharma Could Make Money
         The Office of the Future
Educational Network Erases Borders
         Love It or Hate It, Obamacare Is Spurring Interest in the Pathology of Health Care
Five Criticisms of Obama's NSA Speech


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>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>Activist Post<<<<<<<<<<<<<<<


Plant Virus Makes Bizarre Kingdom Jump to Honeybees
         5 Reasons The Latest Report On Syria War Crimes Might Not Be True
If Pollution From China Affects The West Coast How Come Pollution FromFukushima Doesn't?
         Now You're In Charge
US Feigns "Horror" Over Cooked-Up Report on Syrian War They Engineered
         Mexican Citizen Militia Movement Takes Back City From Knights Templar Cartel
Organic food shortage hitting US: are Americans becoming more health conscious?
         Trendy Bicycle Rentals Cost $75/day in Agenda 21 Austin

What Happens When You Talk to Cops Like They Talk to You
         Trendy Bicycle Rentals Cost $75/day in Agenda 21 Austin
Expert hacker: Healthcare.gov 'absolutely 100%' insecure
         Not Without Our Consent
Is Nuclear Experimentation Fascism?
         Why Bitcoin Matters
Texas Rep. says he dropped insurance because of Obamacare
         1st UK university to accept bitcoins - Carlisle university
Bizarre wedge-shaped 'craft' appears on the lunar surface
         Dreamcasters: how video games alter our subconscious

CIA Targeted Assassinations by Induced Heart Attack and Cancer
         Thailand: Regime Cites Own Terror Campaign as Pretext for "Emergency Decree"
Elite Want to Push 'Reset' Button on World Economy
         Every Scary, Weird Thing We Know the NSA Can Do
LOL: Now Adam Lanza Was a Master Hacker- FBI
         If He Was Around Today, Thomas Jefferson Would Be Considered A Tea Party Extremist
High-ranked DEA agent quits job to work for legal marijuana industry

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Subject: "Oilsands critics have yet to propose a credible alternative," by Michael Den Tandt, The Ottawa Citizen, January 20, 2014.

Hello, Joe,
Mainstream newspapers in Canada fail in providing accurate information concerning the tarsands.
As usual, Scotland and Québec continue to lead the way on renewable energy and many other issues
Kind regards,
Bob Gauthier, Ottawa
 
The Editor,
The Ottawa Citizen,
 
January 20, 2014,
 
Re: "Oilsands critics have yet to propose a credible alternative," by Michael Den Tandt, The Ottawa Citizen, January 20, 2014.
 
  An article in The Scotsman, January 21, 2014, by Ilona Amos and Claire Gardner is headed, "Pentland Firth tides can power half of Scotland."
  The Scottish Government's target of generating all of Scotland's electricity through renewable energy by 2020 has been given a boost, after a study found that a single stretch of water off Scotland's northern coast could supply enough green energy to power half of the country's homes.
  The Scottish Government aims to generate the equivalent of 50 per cent of gross electricity consumption from renewables in 2015 with that figure increasing to 100 per cent by 2020.
  Perhaps The Ottawa Citizen could provide up-to-date facts on the current energy situation on a global scale. Den Tandt should realize that he is writing for a newspaper in the capital of Canada and that such an ill-informed column is an embarrassment in a city with more than a hundred embassies and high commissions.
 
Robert G. Sheehan-Gauthier,

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From: Larry Kazdan
To: Letters@globeandmail.com
Subject: Letter to Editor re:  Public-sector packages simply unaffordable, GWYN MORGAN, Special to The Globe and Mail,  Jan. 19 2014

Re:  Public-sector packages simply unaffordable, GWYN MORGAN, Special to The Globe and Mail,  Jan. 19 2014
http://www.theglobeandmail.com/report-on-business/rob-commentary/public-sector-packages-simply-unaffordable/article16402741/

According to former Encana CEO Gwyn Morgan, an increasing number of Canadians support reining in extravagant civil service pension plans by all available means, including back-to-work legislation, imposing contracts on unions, and contracting out government services.

Morgan fails to ask whether Canadians would prefer to retain a well-paid public service if government revenues were increased by greater corporate resource royalties, by fully taxing corporate stock options, and by restoring corporate income tax rates.

EnCana's 2007 Annual Information Circular indicates that Morgan retired in 2006 with a defined benefit pension of $1,770,829 per year, even while Encana's regular employees were forced to assume all the risks of defined contribution schemes.

Mr. Morgan seems happy with a two-tier pension system - gargantuan guaranteed payouts for corporate executives and unpredictable paltry payments for the masses.
Footnote:
The relentlessly hypocritical Gwyn Morgan
http://www.progressive-economics.ca/2014/01/21/the-relentlessly-hypocritical-gwyn-morgan/
Yet, this is the same Gwyn Morgan who retired as an executive of Encana Corp in 2006 with a defined benefit pension worth $26.5 million then, paying out $1.77 million a year (see page 23 of EnCana's 2007 Annual Information Circular).   EnCana can somehow continue to afford to pay defined benefit pensions for its executives while requiring its workers to assume all the risk with defined contribution schemes.

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From: Robert Ede
Subject: Fwd: How we got to Mars - just in case ya dint see it a-fore

Click Here or:  
"How to Get to Mars. Very good CGI!

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From: Rory J Koopmans
Subject: Executive Dissertations:Not Soon Enough As Far As I'm Concerned
  http://rjkoopmans.blogspot.com/2014/01/not-soon-enough-as-far-as-im-concerned.html

Three years from today, or 1,096 days, XLIVth (44th) United States President Barack Hussein Obama, Democrat-Illinois will cease to be the President & a XLVth (45th) President will take over (thank God.)
To say thats too long a spread of time would be an understatement. This man has been an unqualified disaster & turned his nation into a welfare bum state where no one is working & people are struggling just to feed their kids, let alone themselves. History students (whether you are of a liberalbent or not) need to be aware that this "community organizer" is a dithering idiot who never completes any tasks he started & got a Nobel Peace Prize b/c he was President for IX (9) days, not for anything he accomplished.

What A Loser,

Rory

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From: "S Booiman"
Subject: bilingual

It is so encouraging that Harper let the |Israel government know that he is bilingual.
 
Am sure all the people there appreciated to hear his French.Where are friends for.
Suan

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From: Mahmood Elahi <omega51@sympatico.ca>
To: "Kate Malloy" <kmalloy@hilltimes.com>
Subject: With Israel lacking the capability and US suffering combat fatigue, only negotiation can persuade Iran

Ms Kate Malloy
Editor, The Hill Times, Ottawa:
 
Your new format is very nice. And the magazine "Power and Influence" is very interesting.
 
With Israel lacking the capability and US suffering combat fatigue, only negotiation can persuade Iran
 
In his January 20 article: "Don't bet on a non-nuclear Iran," David Jones is right when he says: "Curiously, with all the contretemps over our still-emerging and much-debated arrangement with Tehran, there has been almost deliberate avoidance of a previous precedent: our effort to prevent Pyongyang from developing a multifaceted nuclear program and ultimately producing nuclear weapons." Indeed, the failure of negotiations to prevent North Korea from going nuclear is a reminder that Iran might use the deliberations only to gain time to acquire its own nuclear weapon. In this context, it may be useful to ask a pertinent question: Why didn't Israel, which considers a nuclear-armed Iran an existentialist threat, destroy Iran's nuclear installations in the same way it destroyed Syria's budding nuclear reactors in 2007?
 
The answer to the question had been provided by Norman Podhoretz, editor-at-large of Commentary magazine, published by the American Jewish Committee. In a hard-hitting article: "Stopping Iran: Why the Case for Military Action Still Stands," published in the February 2008 issue, Mr. Podhoretz wrote: "Tempting as it must be for George Bush to sit back and let the Israelis do the job, there are considerations that should give him pause. ... To make matters worse, the indications are that it would be very hard for the Israeli air force, superb though it is, to pull the mission off. The problem is that for the mission to succeed, all of the many contingencies involved would have to go right. Hence an Israeli attempt could end with worst of all possible outcomes: retaliatory measures by the Iranians even as their nuclear program remained unscathed."
 
Mr. Podhoretz's prescription had been: "The upshot is that if Iran is to be prevented from becoming a nuclear power, it is the United States that will have to do the preventing, to do it by means of a bombing campaign, and (because "If we wait for threats to fully materialize, we will have waited too long") to do it soon."
 
But in 2008, Mr. Bush was embroiled in two bloody wars in Afghanistan and Iran and he had no desire to become involved in a third war with Iran. Consequently, although he kept declaring that Iran must not be permitted to get the bomb, and he kept warning that the "military option" -- by which he meant air strikes, not an invasion on the ground -- was on the table, he did nothing. His successor President Brack Obama is understandably even more reluctant to become involved in a new war with Iran.
 
Five years later, exhausted by two bloody wars in Afghanistan and Iraq, most Americans are suffering from what can be called "the terminal combat fatigue syndrome" : the reluctance to shed any more American blood and treasure in distant lands, unless the U.S. security is directly threatened. This explains why the U.S. has refused to intervene militarily in the Syrian civil war.
 
Opposition to America's foreign military involvement is coming not only from the anti-war activists, but also from unltra-conservative Tea Party Republicans. The conservative movement has always had factions opposing American intervention in foreign conflicts for economic reasons. Syria opened the door for movement leaders to link the debate to their economic ideas.
 
"There has to be money spent when you buy Tomahawk missiles to lob over Damascus," said David A. Dickerson, a leader of the Barren County Tea Party Patriots in Kentucky. "My feeling is we don't need to involve ourselves in a civil war halfway around the world when we have the needs  we have at home, like bringing spending under control."
 
Facing the dual pressures of the combat fatigue and financial crunch, the United States is clearly not in a position to intervene militarily to stop Iran from going nuclear. This leads us to another question: With Israel lacking the capability and the United States suffering from combat fatigue, who will stop Iran from going nuclear? The short answer is: No one.
 
Like nuclear-armed North Korea, Iran can go nuclear if it so desires. Here comes the issue of sanction. Unlike nuclear-armed North Korea, which is an international pariah, Iran cannot sustain itself if the international sanctions continue for long. Iran is heavily dependent on oil exports to survive economically. And unlike pariah North Korea, which is propped up by its powerful neighbour, China, for ideological reasons, Iran has no such powerful backer. Sanctions have undermined Iran's ability to sustain its economy and the regime is facing economic and social collapse.
 
Iran's willingness to sign an agreement restricting its uranium enrichment program stems from this. Like nuclear-armed pariah North Korea, a nuclear-armed Iran will become a destitute despite its vast oil and gas reserves. Iran cannot afford to live like a pauper simply because it can rattle its atomic bombs towards the "Big Satan" (the U.S.) and the "Little Satan" (Israel). Its allies -- Syria's Assad regime and Hezbollah -- are themselves dependent on Iran and cannot be of any help in the same way a superpower like China can prop up its surrogate nuclear-armed North Korea. Even China is becoming tired of North Korea's nuclear sabre-rattling.
 
Seen in this light, negotiations, with the threat of sanction, is the best way to persuade Iran to abandon its nuclear program. Iran will face renewed sanctions if it decides to explode its nuclear device. It is for Iran to decide.
 
MAHMOOD ELAHI

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From: Rebecca Gingrich
Subject: No Austerity for the Globalists in Davos By Stephen J. Gray

No Austerity for the Globalists in Davos
By Stephen J. Gray

"If globalization has a spiritual home, it's Davos, the Swiss ski resort that will play host to a who's who of the planet's decision-makers from Jan. 22 to 25. The annual meeting of the World Economic Forum is devoted to 'improving the state of the world,...'"  Bloomberg Business Week, January 16, 2014. [1]

Davos, Switzerland is where most of the world's "elites" congregate yearly to discuss and plan their vision of the world. This year "2,500 of globalisation's movers and shakers"[1b] are assembling there in all the luxury befitting their status as a world "super species," as they plot and plan their future "global operations." There is nothing they do not have a plan for, or a solution to. "This year's theme is 'Reshaping the world'"[1b] They are clever people and some of them are "philanthropists" and know how to keep their wealth intact. You, the ordinary taxpaying citizen help maintain their comfort zone. Some of them have tax-free foundations, offshore tax havens [1a] and all the other tax-free perks that enables them to live the good life, at your expense; after all, you have to pay taxes and do not have their power or influence. [2]

"Davos people control virtually all international institutions, many of the world's governments, and the bulk of the world's economic and military capabilities." -
Samuel P. Huntington [2a]

Among the influential people who usually attend will be bankers and corporate chieftains, some of whom were bailed out with taxpayers' dollars. Other usual attendees are representatives from the unelected International Monetary Fund (IMF) a banking cabal, financed by taxpayers dollars that has imposed austerity on a number of countries, Greece and Ireland are already suffering from their imposed "financial wisdom" and there is more to come for other countries. Austerity is the great panacea promoted by these unelected financial dictators of austerity. [3]

"Davos Culture is very much in tune with the rise of the egocentric "60's generation" whose vaunted "idealism" has turned out to be hedonism and decadence." [7]

There will be no austerity in Davos. This could be called the place where Mammon, materialism, profits, planned politics, war makers and power congregate under one roof all with the aim of "improving the state of the world." I'm sure all the taxpaying serfs, refugees, those who are unemployed, the sick, the homeless and victims of war [4] are all "happy" to hear that "Davos Man" has their welfare at heart.

"...Harvard Professor Samuel P. Huntington described Davos Man (a phrase that first got widespread attention in the 1990s) as an emerging global superspecies ­ and a threat. The members of this class, he wrote, are people who 'have little need for national loyalty, view national boundaries as obstacles that thankfully are vanishing, and see national governments as residues from the past whose only useful function is to facilitate the élite's global operations.'" [2]

And one could argue that national governments are facilitating the elites' global operations. I believe this is being done under the banner of "secretive" and "hidden" so-called "trade deals." [5] [6] [7] Which according to numerous reports could see the end of national sovereignty for many countries and result in a form of a, " Stealth Corporate Coup d'Etat" [6] Democracy is nearly dead, defeated by powerful financial forces and globalism, the ideology of the Davos elites.

There are many reports available on Davos, but I believe it is best summed up by the statement below:

 "This [world economic] forum was founded in 1971, but did not become a major force until after the Cold War ended. It then became a great social whirl based on the illusion of a harmonious world conjured up by transnational business elites under the rubric of "globalization." Its real purpose, however, is to use private wealth to corrupt national leaders into betraying the interests of their people" [8]

(William R. Hawkins … Senior Fellow for National Security Studies at the U.S. Business and Industry Council).

Stephen J. Gray
January 20, 2014.
graysinfo@gmail.com  http://graysinfo.blogspot.com

Endnotes:

[1] http://www.businessweek.com/articles/2014-01-16/at-davos-the-state-of-globalization-in-2014
[1a] http://graysinfo.blogspot.ca/2013/12/should-we-say-goodbye-to-sovereignty.html
[1b] http://www.theguardian.com/business/2014/jan/19/world-economic-forum-davos-issues-2014  
[2] http://graysinfo.blogspot.ca/2009/03/decision-makers-in-davos.html
[2a] http://graysinfo.blogspot.ca/2012/01/letter-from-davos.html
[3] http://graysinfo.blogspot.ca/2010/10/dictators-of-austerity.html
[4] http://graysinfo.blogspot.ca/2014/01/the-war-business-its-victims-and-its.html
[5] http://graysinfo.blogspot.ca/2012/05/are-politicians-signing-away-national.html
[6]
http://graysinfo.blogspot.ca/2013/04/does-secretive-trans-pacific.html
[7] http://graysinfo.blogspot.ca/2013/08/are-trade-deals-camouflage-for-treason.html
[8] http://www.americaneconomicalert.org/view_art.asp?Prod_ID=2209
Check out my blog: http://graysinfo.blogspot.coma

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