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April 24, 2014

WORLD-TYRANT WORLD a/o 04 23 14

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WORLD-TYRANT WORLD a/o 04 23 14 

 

 

 

 

 

Apr 23, 11:01 AM EDT 

 

 

http://hosted.ap.org/dynamic/stories/U/US_WEALTH_GAP_PIKETTY_QA?SITE=AP&SECTION=HOME&TEMPLATE=DEFAULT&CTIME=2014-04-23-11-01-47

 

 

Q&A: A FRENCH ECONOMIST’S GRIM VIEW OF WEALTH GAP [Excerpts] 

 

 

 

 

In a new book, Thomas Piketty, the French economist who helped popularize the notion of a privileged 1 percent, sounds a grim warning: The U.S. [World Tyrant] economy has begun to decay into the aristocratic Europe of the 19th century. 

 

Hard work will matter less, inherited wealth more. The fortunes of the few will unsettle the foundations of democracy. 

 

The research Piketty showcases in his book, “Capital in the 21st Century,” has set the economics field ablaze. 

 

Digging through 300 years of economic data, tax records, 19th century novels and modern TV shows, Piketty challenges the assumption that free markets automatically deliver widespread prosperity. 

 

Instead, he writes, the rich will get richer, and everyone else will find it nearly impossible to catch up. 

 

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Apr 23, 11:53 AM EDT 

 

 

http://hosted.ap.org/dynamic/stories/U/US_PIKETTY_GLANCE?SITE=AP&SECTION=HOME&TEMPLATE=DEFAULT&CTIME=2014-04-23-11-53-25

 

 

HOW PIKETTY’S RESEARCH SHAPED WEALTH GAP DEBATE [Excerpts] 

 

 

 

French economist Thomas Piketty and his research partners have transformed the wealth gap debate by popularizing the concept of a financially elite 1 percent. 

 

They framed the issue of income inequality in terms that ordinary people could grasp.  

 

Using tax records, they drilled into how much money it took to belong to the 1 percent and what share of personal income this group controlled. 

 

That idea became a rallying cry of the 2011 “Occupy Wall Street” movement. 

 

At the time, politics in the United States [The World Tyrant] overshadowed the data that Piketty had unearthed.  That is, until last month, with the publication of Piketty’s new book “Capital in the 21st Century.” 

 

 

HTTP://TOPINCOMES.G-MOND.PARISSCHOOLOFECONOMICS.EU/

 

 

 

 

 

Experts: U.S.[The World Tyrant] must have OKd transfer of missiles seen in Syria rebel videos [Excerpts] 

 

April 22, 2014 Updated 8 hours ago 

 

 

http://www.mcclatchydc.com/2014/04/22/225210/experts-us-must-have-okd-transfer.html

 

 

 

Charles Lister, a researcher at the Brookings Doha Center in Qatar, agreed the weapons system almost certainly originated in the United States and that it was likely the transfer was done with U.S. [World Tyrant] approval. 

 

“In terms of the TOWs, all the source material & evidence I have suggests these were provided [to The World Tyrant proxies] by Saudi [Arabia] with U.S. [World Tyrant] knowledge and approval,” he said by email. 

 

“After all, according to the U.S. [World Tyrant] Arms Export Control Act, any U.S.[World Tyrant]-manufactured & sold weaponry transferred to a third party must receive the approval of the president before going forward.” 

 

The model shown in the Syrian videos, Lister said, was a BGM-71E 3B. 

 

He said the markings visible in the video indicated that they were manufactured by Hughes Aircraft Co. in the early 1990s. “Hughes became Raytheon in 1997 and the missile still says manufactured by Hughes, so the missiles in question were surely manufactured between 1990-1997,” Lister wrote. 

 

 

 

 

 

[Syrian Arab Republic] Foreign Ministry: Holding presidential elections on schedule is a Syrian sovereign decision that no country is allowed to interfere in 

 

Apr 23, 2014 

 

 

http://sana.sy/eng/393/2014/04/23/540624.htm

 

 

 

A spokesman for the Foreign and Expatriates Ministry said the Syrian Arab Republic stresses that its decision to hold presidential elections on schedule is a purely sovereign Syrian decison that no country is allowed to interfere in. 

 

Syria has hardly announced the door open for candidacy to presidential elections before the countries involved [primarily The World Tyrant] in the ongoing bloodshed in Syria chimed in, clamoring, as usual, about their rejection of the “illegitimate” step, the spokesman said Wednesday. 

 

The spokesman said in a statement to SANA that these countries, which have long claimed to be defending Syrian people, are now trying to stand in the way of their will. 

 

“If these countries, particularly Western states [The World Tyrant / NATO], claim to be championing democracy, freedom and transparency, then they have to listen to what the Syrians have to say and whom they will choose through the ballot boxes’’ added the spokesman. 

 

The spokesman pointed out that opening [the] door for nomination in Syria depends on the Syrian constitution only and hinges on the will of Syrian people who voted for the constitution. 

 

Commenting on claims that holding elections on schedule will wreck efforts to make Geneva [2] conference a success, the ministry pinned responsibility for disrupting Geneva 2 conference  

 

on the UN and its envoy, Lakhdar Brahimi —-who tends to take sides when he is supposed to be an objective mediator—- and, likewise, 

 

on the countries [primarily The World Tyrant] sending arms to terrorists [World Tyrant proxies] in Syria and spurning the demands of the Syrian people. 

 

The spokesman said that “Syria reaffirms that real legitimacy will be determined by the ballot boxes and it is the Syrian people who will choose the one to lead them in the coming stage through pluralistic elections for the first time in its modern history, heedless of all obstacles laid in the way of Syrian people.” 

 

People’s Assembly on Monday announced the door open for candidacy to presidential elections in Syria. 

 

The Assembly set the [election] date for the citizens living in the country on Tuesday, June 3rd, and for citizens abroad on Wednesday, May 28.

 

 

 

 

 

MP Maher Abdul-Hafiz Hajjar announces candidacy for president 

 

Apr 23, 2014 

 

 

http://sana.sy/eng/393/2014/04/23/540546.htm

 

 

 

MP [Member of Parliament] Maher Abdul-Hafiz Hajjar has submitted to the Supreme Constitutional Court an application announcing his candidacy for President of the Republic, to be the first one to run for the presidency of Syria in the upcoming election, scheduled for June 3. 

 

Speaker of the People’s Assembly Mohammad Jihad al-Laham announced in a session on Wednesday that the Assembly received from the Supreme Constitutional Court a notification that MP Hajjar submitted a candidacy application to the Court on April 22, 2014 along with the enclosed documents required by Article 21 of the Court’s Law. 

 

The application of Hajjar was registered as the first in the Court’s own register. 

 

Speaker al-Laham noted that the Assembly also received a note from MP Hajjar announcing his candidacy for president along with the required documents.  Hajjar was provided with an official written note to this effect by Chief of the Supreme Constitutional Court Adnan Zreiq, al-Laham added. 

 

Hajjar’s candidacy announcement allowed the MPs to be informed so as to give approval to the candidate if they so choose. 

 

A candidate needs to get a written approval for running from at least 35 members of the People’s Assembly, otherwise his candidacy application would be dismissed.  MPs are allowed to give approval to only one candidate. 

 

Maher Abdul-Hafiz Hajjar was born in Aleppo in 1968.  He comes from a family well-known in religious teaching.

 

Hajjar obtained a diploma in Linguistic Studies from Aleppo University before he joined the Syrian Communist Party in 1984.  He seceded from the party in 2000 and formed a temporary leadership for Aleppo’s communists. 

 

[ People gradually became aware that REAL communists and FAKE “communists” are not the same. ] 

 

In 2003, he formed, along with many communist leaders, the “National Committee for the Unity of Syrian Communists” and was one of its leaders until it changed its name to the “Popular Will Party” when he became the Secretary of the Party’s Council. 

 

He ran and failed in the 2007 People’s Assembly’ elections and officially opposed the results. 

 

During the crisis [The World Tyrant’s proxy war against Syria] he ran again for the parliamentary elections in 2012 for Aleppo city within the list of the Popular Front for Change and Liberation and won and came second in the number of votes for independent candidates. 

 

Hajjar is married and has one daughter. 

 

Hajjar’s candidacy announcement came a day after the Supreme Constitutional Court said it was ready to receive candidacy applications for the presidential election. 

 

Registration for presidential candidates was declared open Monday by Speaker al-Laham, during a session that was attended by Prime Minister, ministers and representatives of local, Arab and foreign media. 

 

Candidates can continue to submit applications through Thursday, 1 May, 2014. 

 

 

New Russian humanitarian aid shipment arrives in Lattakia 

 

Apr 23, 2014 

 

 

http://sana.sy/eng/21/2014/04/23/540566.htm

 

 

A plane carrying a shipment of humanitarian aid sent by the Russian government and people and the Armenian community in Russia arrived in al-Bassel Airport in the coastal city of Lattakia on Wednesday. 

 

Emergency Situations Ministry international affairs department deputy director Alexander Tomashov said that upon the instructions of Russian President Vladimir Putin, an *airbridge* between Russia and Syria was established to provide aid to the Syrian people. 

 

Tomashov said the aid consists of 34 tons of food, medical supplies, clothes, tents, and children[’s] requirements, and that they will provided to the people of Kaasab and its surroundings who were affected by terrorism. 

 

He noted that the 20 tons of citrus sent by the farmers of Lattakia to the Russian people as a symbolic gift will be distributed among orphans in Moscow and its suburbs. 

 

 

 

 

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