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Al Gore sued by over 30.000 Scientists for Global Warming fraud

[And Mr. Gore has the money to pay up. Look at this...]
Gore’s Dual Role: Advocate and Investor
www.nytimes.com - Al Gore: First Carbon Billionaire
Former Vice President Al Gore thought he had spotted a winner last year when a small California firm sought financing for an energy-saving technology from the venture capital firm where Mr. Gore is a partner.
The company, Silver Spring Networks, produces hardware and software to make the electricity grid more efficient. It came to Mr. Gore’s firm, Kleiner Perkins Caufield & Byers, one of Silicon Valley’s top venture capital providers, looking for $75 million to expand its partnerships with utilities seeking to install millions of so-called smart meters in homes and businesses.
Mr. Gore and his partners decided to back the company, and in gratitude Silver Spring retained him and John Doerr, another Kleiner Perkins partner, as unpaid corporate advisers.
The deal appeared to pay off in a big way last week, when the Energy Department announced $3.4 billion in smart grid grants. Of the total, more than $560 million went to utilities with which Silver Spring has contracts. Kleiner Perkins and its partners, including Mr. Gore, could recoup their investment many times over in coming years.
Silver Spring Networks is a foot soldier in the global green energy revolution Mr. Gore hopes to lead. Few people have been as vocal about the urgency of global warming and the need to reinvent the way the world produces and consumes energy. And few have put as much money behind their advocacy as Mr. Gore and are as well positioned to profit from this green transformation, if and when it comes.
Mr. Gore is poised to become the world’s first “carbon billionaire,” profiteering from government policies he supports that would direct billions of dollars to the business ventures he has invested in.
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Secret Plan for Euro Income Tax

www.dailyexpress.co.uk - Secret Plan for Euro Income Tax
The leaked proposals, seen by the Daily Express, state that Britain should lose the billions of pounds in rebate that was agreed by Margaret Thatcher 25 years ago.
The plans – with a foreword by European Union Commissioner Jose Manuel Barroso – would cost every British family at least £155 a year.
They would also mean Brussels being given the power to dip straight into taxpayers’ pockets.
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Secret copyright treaty leaks

The internet chapter of the Anti-Counterfeiting Trade Agreement (ACTA), a secret[!!!] copyright treaty whose text Obama’s administration refused to disclose due to “national security” concerns, has leaked. It’s bad. It says:
  • That ISPs have to proactively police copyright on user-contributed material. This means that it will be impossible to run a service like Flickr or YouTube or Blogger, since hiring enough lawyers to ensure that the mountain of material uploaded every second isn’t infringing will exceed any hope of profitability.
  • That ISPs have to cut off the Internet access of accused copyright infringers or face liability. This means that your entire family could be denied to the internet — and hence to civic participation, health information, education, communications, and their means of earning a living — if one member is accused of copyright infringement, without access to a trial or counsel.
  • That the whole world must adopt US-style “notice-and-takedown” rules that require ISPs to remove any material that is accused — again, without evidence or trial — of infringing copyright. This has proved a disaster in the US and other countries, where it provides an easy means of censoring material, just by accusing it of infringing copyright.
  • Mandatory prohibitions on breaking DRM, even if doing so for a lawful purpose (e.g., to make a work available to disabled people; for archival preservation; because you own the copyrighted work that is locked up with DRM)

Anti-Counterfeiting Trade Agreement
The Anti-Counterfeiting Trade Agreement (ACTA) is a proposed plurilateral trade agreement which is claimed by its proponents to be in response "to the increase in global trade of counterfeit goods and pirated copyright protected works." The scope of ACTA is broad, including counterfeit physical goods, as well as "internet distribution and information technology".
In October 2007 the United States, the European Community, Switzerland and Japan announced that they would negotiate ACTA. Furthermore the following countries have joined the negotiations: Australia, the Republic of Korea, New Zealand, Mexico, Jordan, Morocco, Singapore, the United Arab Emirates, Canada and the European Union. The ACTA negotiations have been conducted in secrecy until on 22 May 2008 a discussion paper about the proposed agreement was uploaded to Wikileaks, and newspaper reports about the secret negotiations quickly followed.
Negotiations were originally anticipated to conclude by the end of 2008, however in November 2008 the European Commission stated that negotiations were likely to continue in 2009. The next (sixth) round of negotiation is scheduled for South Korea in November 2009. At the fifth round of negotiations, in Morocco in July 2009, participants indicated their intention was to conclude the agreement "as soon as possible in 2010". According to New Zealand, ACTA would "establish a new international legal framework" and "the goal of ACTA is to set a new, higher benchmark for intellectual property rights enforcement that countries can join on a voluntary basis."
Critics argue ACTA is part of a broader strategy of venue shopping and policy laundering employed by the trade representatives of the US, EC, Japan, and other supporters of rigid intellectual property enforcement. This strategy entails negotiating for terms in international treaties that might prove too politically unpopular to pass in national assemblies. Similar terms and provisions currently appear in the World Customs Organization draft SECURE treaty, and critics have argued that the anticircumvention provisions of Title I of the Digital Millennium Copyright Act were similarly passed after policy laundering via treaties negotiated through the World Intellectual Property Organization.
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Can we manipulate the weather?

· Chinese scientists claim to be able to control the weather. But is so-called geoengineering more than wishful thinking? And, if so, should we be worried?
www.guardian.co.uk - Weather Manipulation
The unseasonal snow that fell on Beijing for 11 hours on Sunday was the earliest and heaviest there has been for years. It was also, China claims, man-made. By the end of last month, farmland in the already dry north of China was suffering badly due to drought. So on Saturday night China's meteorologists fired 186 explosive rockets loaded with chemicals to "seed" clouds and encourage snow to fall. "We won't miss any opportunity of artificial precipitation since Beijing is suffering from a lingering drought," Zhang Qiang, head of the Beijing Weather Modification Office[!!!], told state media.
The US has tinkered with such cloud seeding to increase water flow from the Sierra Nevada mountains in California since the 1950s, but there remains widespread scientific sniffiness in the west at such attempts at weather control. The chemicals fired into the sky, usually dry ice or silver iodide, are supposed to provide a surface for water vapour to form liquid rain.
Chinese officials said the blue skies that brightened Beijing's parade to celebrate 60 years of communism last month were a result of the 18 cloud-seeding jets and 432 explosive rockets scrambled to empty the sky of rain beforehand. Last year, more than 1,000 rockets were fired to ensure a dry night for last year's Olympic opening ceremony.
"Only a handful of countries in the world could organise such large-scale, magic-like weather modification," Cui Lianqing, a senior meteorologist with the Chinese air force, told the Xinhua news agency after last month's parade.
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Fidel Castro califica de 'atroz' el acuerdo de las bases militares entre Colombia y EE.UU.

· Hace duras críticas a Barack Obama y afirma que el acuerdo amenaza a Venezuela.
El ex presidente cubano, Fidel Castro, calificó de "atroz" e "infame" la reciente suscripción del acuerdo que permite a los militares estadounidenses usar bases en Colombia, que considera una amenaza para toda América Latina.
En una nueva entrega de su columna Reflexiones, el líder cubano deplora la firma del acuerdo porque
"Estados Unidos impone siete bases militares en el corazón de Nuestra América, con las que amenaza no sólo a Venezuela, sino a todos los pueblos del Centro y el Sur de nuestro hemisferio."

Destaca que no es un acto del anterior presidente estadounidense, George W. Bush, a quien siempre atacó con rudeza, sino del actual, Barack Obama, a quien ha dirigido hasta ahora tanto críticas como alabanzas.

Según Castro, el nuevo mandatario
"Suscribe ese acuerdo violando normas legales, constitucionales y éticas, cuando todavía los frutos de la funesta base militar yanki de Palmerola, en Honduras, se exhiben ante el mundo."

Agrega que el "golpe militar" que derrocó al presidente de Honduras, Manuel Zelaya, "se llevó a cabo bajo la actual administración" de Obama.

"Como pretexto se utilizó la lucha contra el comercio de drogas que, como el terrible flagelo del paramilitarismo, surgió del gigantesco mercado norteamericano de cocaína y otras drogas. Pero las bases militares yankis en América Latina surgieron mucho antes que las drogas, con fines intervencionistas."

"Nunca será suficiente lo que se diga en torno al cinismo de la política de Estados Unidos."

[Fuente: www.lavanguardia.es]

· El Gobierno de Álvaro Uribe autoriza la presencia de 800 militares y 600 civiles estadounidenses en su territorio.
“Este acuerdo no afecta la neutralidad de Colombia”. El Gobierno colombiano, que preside Álvaro Uribe, fue tajante a la hora de defender su convenio militar con Estados Unidos, que le permite a Washington utilizar siete bases con la presencia de 800 uniformados y 600 contratistas civiles.
Es el mismo acuerdo que despertó la ira de Venezuela, Ecuador y Bolivia, y un sigiloso resquemor de Brasil, Argentina y Uruguay. Las bases, señala el documento firmado, y sin pasar por el Congreso de Colombia, algo que ha sido objetado por la oposición, pretende apuntalar la lucha contra el narcotráfico y el terrorismo.
Inmunidad diplomática
En uno de los aspectos más discutidos del acuerdo suscrito en Bogotá por el embajador de EEUU, William Brownfield, y el canciller colombiano, Jaime Bermúdez, el Gobierno de Alvaro Uribe decidió otorgarle la inmunidad diplomática a los 800 militares.
[Fuente: www.elperiodico.com]
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UN Climate Talks in Barcelona