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3 avril 2009

Dr. Jekyll and Mr Hyde En Vidéos États-Unis Hétu Watch Terrorisme

Mise en garde: la vidéo suivante met en scène des libertariens critiquant l’Administration Obama. Le visionnement de cette vidéo pourrait faire de vous un terroriste, nous préférons vous en avertir…

Barack Obama est-il vraiment différent de George Bush ?

La question se pose et voici une réponse intéressante:

La continuation des politiques économiques et de la politique étrangère de Bush.

Pour le moment, les médias québécois ont joué le rôle de cheerleader de Barack Obama et ils ont largement ignoré le « côté obscur » de la nouvelle présidence…


3 avril 2009

Obama est-il fasciste ? Économie En Citations États-Unis Gauchistan Hétu Watch Philosophie Récession

Concise Encyclopedia of Economics

Certaines personnes s’étant demandé si Bush était un nazi (ici & ici), je me permets de poser la question suivante: strictement sur le plan économique (pas social) Obama est-il fasciste ? Pour répondre à cette question, voici comment le "Concise Encyclopedia of Economics" définit le système économique d'un gouvernement fasciste:

"Where socialism sought totalitarian control of a society's economic processes through direct state operation of the means of production, fascism sought that control indirectly, through domination of nominally private owners. Where socialism nationalized property explicitly, fascism did so implicitly, by requiring owners to use their property in the "national interest"–that is, as the autocratic authority conceived it. (Nevertheless, a few industries were operated by the state.) Where socialism abolished all market relations outright, fascism left the appearance of market relations while planning all economic activities. Where socialism abolished money and prices, fascism controlled the monetary system and set all prices and wages politically. In doing all this, fascism denatured the marketplace. Entrepreneurship was abolished. State ministries, rather than consumers, determined what was produced and under what conditions."

N.B. Ce texte a été écrit avant l'élection de BarackObama.


3 avril 2009

Une goutte d’eau dans l’océan En Chiffres Environnement

Quelle proportion du CO2 atmosphérique est le fruit de l'activité humaine ?

Réchauffement Climatique

La vapeur d'eau représente 95% des gaz à effet de serre présent dans l'atmosphère.


3 avril 2009

À l’ombre du G-20: on déréglemente ! Économie États-Unis Récession Revue de presse

National Post

U.S. accounting watchdog eases mark-to-market rules
National Post

The Financial Accounting Standards Board (FASB), pressured by U.S. lawmakers and financial companies, voted to relax fair-value accounting rules that Citigroup Inc. and Wells Fargo & Co. say don’t work when markets are inactive.

Changes to fair-value, or mark-to-market accounting, approved by FASB today allow companies to use “significant” judgment in gauging prices of some investments on their books, including mortgage-backed securities. Analysts say the measure may reduce banks’ writedowns and boost net income. Firms could apply the changes to first-quarter results.

House Financial Services Committee members pressed FASB Chairman Robert Herz at a March 12 hearing to revise fair-value, which requires banks to mark assets each quarter to reflect market prices, saying it unfairly punished financial companies. Financial shares rose after the FASB move. Citigroup rose 2.2 percent to $2.74 at 4:15 p.m. in New York Stock Exchange composite trading. Bank of America Corp. added 2.7 percent to $7.24. The KBW Bank Index earlier rose as much as 6.1 percent.

FASB’s vote was “long overdue,” Representative Spencer Bachus, the ranking Republican on the House Financial Services Committee, said in a statement today. “Financial institutions and community banks have been adversely affected by the rigid application of these rules during this financial crisis, causing further instability in the banking system.”