Replacing The Dollar – It’s Just A Matter Of Time

The calls to replace the American dollar as the global reserve currency have taken place for sometime, but the voices have been raised from a suggestive whisper to a demanding shout.

It is going to happen, it’s just a matter of time.

NYT

SHANGHAI — In another indication that China is growing increasingly concerned about holding huge dollar reserves, the head of its central bank has called for the eventual creation of a new international currency reserve to replace the dollar. […]

On March 13, China’s prime minister, Wen Jiabao, said he was concerned about the safety of those assets, particularly because huge economic stimulus plans could lead to soaring deficits in the United States, which could sink the dollar’s value.

Should China lose its appetite for Treasuries, the United States’ borrowing costs could rise, making it more costly for Washington to carry out economic stimulus packages and for Americans to pay off their mortgages.

Reuters

LONDON (Reuters) – A push by the world’s leading emerging economies to dislodge the dollar as the dominant global reserve currency appears to be gaining momentum even as a weakening greenback adds further urgency to the discussion.

Moscow Times

The Kremlin published its priorities Monday for an upcoming meeting of the G20, calling for the creation of a supranational reserve currency to be issued by international institutions as part of a reform of the global financial system.

The International Monetary Fund should investigate the possible creation of a new reserve currency, widening the list of reserve currencies or using its already existing Special Drawing Rights, or SDRs, as a "superreserve currency accepted by the whole of the international community," the Kremlin said in a statement issued on its web site. […]

The Kremlin document also called for national banks and international financial institutions to diversify their foreign currency reserves. It said the global financial system should be restructured to prevent future crises and proposed holding an international conference after the G20 summit to adopt conventions on a new global financial structure.

 

Killing Girls; A Violent Emotional Impact

Shock is defined as, “a violent collision or impact; a heavy blow.”

You’ve heard the saying,  “nothing’s shocking”.

We’ve seen it all in this world, we have, as they say, been desensitized.

I’m not sure many of use remember what it is truly like to be shocked, no crazy thing a person or groups of people can do or say is outside the realm of possibility in our world.

Imagine the reaction of Adam and Eve when they learned Cain had murdered Able.

That, is shock.

That, is a violent emotional impact.

Imagine the reaction of the wife and children of Dennis Rader when they were told he was the infamous BTK Killer who had been terrorizing Wichita, Kansas since 1974.

Recall your own reaction to the 9/11 attacks on this nation.

Shock, a violent emotional impact.

I have recently viewed a trailer for a movie titled, “Killing Girls.”

For the first time in many, many years, I was shocked.

I experienced a violent, emotional impact.

At the end of this posting I will provide a link to the trailer. First I want to provide a brief description and a warning that this trailer is NOT for children.

Some years ago my wife, myself and my children would picket almost daily outside of the Planned Parenthood here in Denver. I grew accustomed to seeing the images of aborted children. With the advent of the internet I had grown accustomed to viewing videos of abortions.

All disgusting, unbelievably violent, unbelievably cruel.

The violence the child experiences is obvious, we see the results in those familiar images that are carried on placards outside of abortion mills. It follows that abortion can also be a violent experience for the aborting mother as well. But it never crossed my mind that it could be as bad as is seen in this movie trailer (and another clip from the movie that I saw on UTube).

The film takes place in Russia at the Center for Family Planning and Reproduction in Saint Petersburg, Russia.

In this clinic, babies are aborted on one floor and delivered on the next.

The film makers claim that 80% of Russian females have between 2 and 10 abortions.

The film follows 3 young girls and one nurse.

The film IS very graphic at times.

There is partial nudity, that nudity is not of a sexual nature.

It is in fact, during these scenes that I found it hardest to watch. Not because of the partial nudity, but because of the sheer violence and the pure terror these young girls experience.

This is a very honest, straight forward look at abortion in Russia. The film does not focus on the aborted child rather it focuses on the young women and their life.

Maybe I am a pansy, but I found it to be very hard to watch. It did shock me in a big way.

If this film were to have  a rating, rated “R” would be appropriate.

This is not a film for children to watch. If you do watch the trailer, please remember that fact before watching.

The film can be purchased from the website. There are two versions, censored and uncensored.

The link to the site is in the quotation immediately below.

From the “Killing Girls” website

Killing Girls tells the truth about abortion – this film is neither Pro Life nor Pro Choice. Filmmakers follow the main characters when they enter the clinic and stay with them when they leave. But it is not just a documentary about girls who have had to make a tough decisions and only focusing on the medical procedures. Killing Girls is a story about moral and economic choices in today’s Russian society. It is the story about girls that at one point in their life decided to end a late term pregnancy. It is the story of the doctors who performs these late term abortions. Who are these people and what makes them do what they do?

Killing girls takes the audience through the history of abortion in Russia, through the Stalin time to Perestroika, and ending up today. It is story about choices and decisions, about morals and consequences, about sin and salvation and finally about the eternal battle between life and death. This battle is happening today.

The Russian public have no idea that late term abortions occur, this topic is hidden and never discussed in the society. For the doctors Abortions are treated as an illness, their job is to treat the illness so the girls can return to their normal lives. For the first time ever our film Killing Girls gives the world an insight to the world of late term abortions for teenagers in Russia.