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State Dept. Out of Touch On China

I would like to see Condoleezza Rice flying to Tibet, to see and enjoy the cultural treasures that are under threat by Chinese repression.

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Att: JOAO DA ROCHA et al:

Translation From Portugal lingo to American lingo, not English. Note: We speketh AMERiCAN/o/a not English anymore Chap!

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FINALLY the CRISIS SHOWED The CULPRITS, BUT WITHOUT CRIMES;


Only after the recent meeting carried through in the Basiléia, Switzerland, headquarters of BIS or USB (Central banking of the Central bankings), with the presence of Governors or Presidents of the Central bankings of the countries of the Group of the G-10, understanding Belgium, Canada, France, Italy, Japan, Holland, Sweden, Switzerland, England and United States, it was possible to know, of right, because of fact already we knew, that the responsible ones For the divulged one and managed "Crisis World-wide..." are the Cartels of the Financial System and the Central bankings, for omission.


This meeting of the Basiléia left that the Central bankings of the Countries richest of the World well clearly, had won the fall of arm against the American Treasure National and had shown, without no constaint, that are true agents of world-wide the financial system. While the American Secretary defended restricted aid to the innocent victims of subprimes, limited to the USD 160 billion, the FED (American central banking) charged the magnifying of these benefits to the speculators and the Banks, indistinctly and he was the great winner of the fight, in damage of billions of dollar the millions of contributors. E the FED is making rediscounts of headings with guarantee of 85% of the Value of Face, when it is known that the quotation of these papers does not pass of 10%. E one proves transparent of that the Foxes continue Fiscalizing the Aviaries.


The interesting one is that the financial system, through the Central bankings, without necessity of commitment with the people or representation through direct popular elections, conquered to be able absolute to manipulate market, inflation, interests and still with the advantage to draw of the National Treasure, without limit, resources for the covering of fabulosos damages (R$ 48 billion had been drawees recent for the BC Brazil) MAKES WELL TO REMEMBER what said THOMAS JEFFERSON, AMERICAN EX-PRESIDENTE: "If the American people some time to allow the banks to control the question of our debt, first through the inflation, later for the deflation, the banks and the corporations that will grow will deprive the people of all the prosperity until its children wake up without house in the continent that its parents had conquered". The prophecy is if materializing and more than two million the Americans (innocent victims) they are abandoning its houses, because they had been been deceptive and manipulated for the greed of the financial speculation.


The age Greenspan, of negative interests and excess of liquidity, with the abusive profits in the developing countries (it continues until today), spread the habitacional speculation and of other assets of risk, showing an unreal prosperity and total left the free Banks for the manipulation of World-wide the financial market. E the Central bankings are not being capable or they do not want to show the dimension of this crisis and until it seems that they desire that the instability and the uncertainties continue. In accordance with the IIF (Institute of International Finances), the Emergent ones must more than receive a flow from capitals of USS 730 billion this year, being only that USS 260 billion in investments Right-handers and the remain for turn in the volatile financial speculation, that does not generate more production, job or income. E this harmful capital continues searching the planet, in search of attractive profits in countries as of Brazil, that unhappyly always privileged this capital in detriment of the priorities biggest of the Nation.


The weakness of the American Treasure demonstrated front to its Central banking, as it comes announcing some periodicals, already despertou in many countries the necessity to return to the National Congress the control of the money and its return to the hands of the people, but with ability, seriousness and total TRANSPARENCIA. The valuable lições of the past, from 1929 of nothing had served or are serving, accurately because the democratic countries continue socializing damages of billions of dollar (of the people) in favor of a lowermost minority of speculators and international bankers. We wait that the Brazilian government has enough maturity and is not embevecido with the bajulador reporter of the international press, showing the Country as the cradle of the prosperity for this harmful capital. It is enough to remember, with a certain sadness that the real growth estupendo of prescriptions of the Treasure was not enough in accordance with to contain a USS debt 157 billion in January of 1991 that it passed to R$ 1,333,8 trillion in 2007 and must arrive R$ 1,540 trillion in 2008, projections of the Central.Tudo Bank this, after the payment, in the same period, of some billions of dollar in financial interests and incubencies. Of 2007 for 2008 it will only have a nominal growth of the debt in more than R$ 200 billion, independently of the interests that will be paid with the exploitation of the primary surplus. E of 1991 for these billions of Reals that are generating new indebtedness is being directed only e here exclusively to feed the playing the money market or the capital of "motel" and the concratação of wealth. We waited, sincerely, that the Central bankings and the FMI, in the meeting of the Basiléia presented concrete solutions for the MONITORAMENTO Of the FINANCIAL SYSTEM, In the DEFENSE OF AMERICAN BILLIONS OF PESSOAS.OS and the EUROPEAN UNION, On behalf of the CRISIS, IS GAINING SOME BILLIONS OF ANNUAL DOLLARS, ROLLING DEBTS OF MORE THAN USS 20 TRILLIONS the COST ZERO OR EXACTLY NEGATIVE one. IT SWIMS BAD FOR WHO IS IN CRISIS...


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JOAO DA ROCHA:

FINALMENTE A CRISE MOSTROU OS CULPADOS, MAS SEM CRIMES


Somente depois da recente reunião realizada na Basiléia, Suíça, sede dos BIS ou USB (Banco Central dos Bancos Centrais), com a presença de Governadores ou Presidentes dos Bancos Centrais dos países do Grupo do G-10, compreendendo Bélgica, Canadá, França, Itália , Japão, Holanda, Suécia, Suíça, Inglaterra e Estados Unidos, foi possível saber, de direito, porque de fato já sabíamos, que os responsáveis
Pela propalada e administrada “Crise Mundial...” são os Cartéis do Sistema Financeiro e os Bancos Centrais, por omissão.

Essa reunião da Basiléia deixou bem claro que os Bancos Centrais dos Países mais ricos do Mundo, venceram a queda de braço contra o Tesouro Nacional americano e mostraram, sem nenhum constrangimento, que são verdadeiros agentes do sistema financeiro mundial. Enquanto o Secretário americano defendia ajuda restrita às vítimas inocentes das subprimes, limitada aos USD 160 bilhões, o FED (banco central americano) cobrava a ampliação desses benefícios aos especuladores e aos Bancos, indistintamente e foi o grande vencedor da peleja, em prejuízo de bilhões de dólares a milhões de contribuintes. E o FED está fazendo redescontos de títulos com garantia de 85% do Valor de Face, quando é sabido que a cotação desses papéis não passa de 10%. E uma prova transparente de que as Raposas continuam Fiscalizando os Aviários.

O interessante é que o sistema financeiro , através dos Bancos Centrais, sem necessidade de compromisso com o povo ou de representatividade através de eleições populares diretas, conquistou poderes absolutos para manipular mercado , inflação, juros e ainda com a vantagem de sacar do Tesouro Nacional, sem limite, recursos para a cobertura de fabulosos prejuízos ( R$ 48 bilhões foram sacados recente pelo BC Brasil) FAZ BEM LEMBRAR o que disse THOMAS JEFFERSON, EX-PRESIDENTE AMERICANO: “Se o povo americano alguma vez permitir aos bancos controlarem a questão da nossa dívida, primeiro através da inflação, depois pela deflação, os bancos e as corporações que crescerão privarão o povo de toda a prosperidade até que os seus filhos acordem sem casa no continente que os seus pais conquistaram”. A profecia está se materializando e mais de dois milhões dos americanos (vítimas inocentes) estão abandonando as suas casas, porque foram enganados e manipulados pela ganância da especulação financeira.

A era Greenspan, de juros negativos e de excesso de liquidez, com os ganhos abusivos nos países em desenvolvimento (continua até hoje), alastrou a especulação habitacional e de outros ativos de risco, mostrando uma prosperidade irreal e deixou os Bancos totalmente livres para a manipulação do mercado financeiro Mundial . E os Bancos Centrais não estão sendo capazes ou não querem mostrar a dimensão dessa crise e até parece que desejam que a instabilidade e as incertezas continuem. De acordo com o IIF ( Instituto de Finanças Internacionais), os Emergentes devem receber um fluxo de capitais de mais de US$ 730 bilhões este ano, sendo somente que US$ 260 bilhões em investimentos Diretos e o restante para giro na especulação financeira volátil, que não gera mais produção , emprego ou renda. E esse capital nocivo continua vasculhando o planeta, em busca de atrativos ganhos em países como os do Brasil, que infelizmente sempre privilegiou esse capital em detrimento das prioridades maiores da Nação.


A fraqueza do Tesouro americano. demonstrada frente ao seu Banco Central , como vem anunciando alguns jornais, já despertou em muitos países a necessidade de devolver ao Congresso Nacional o controle do dinheiro e a sua volta às mãos do povo, mas com competência, seriedade e total TRANSPARENCIA. As lições valiosas do passado, a partir de 1929 de nada serviram ou estão servindo, exatamente porque os países democráticos continuam socializando prejuízos de bilhões de dólares (do povo) em favor de uma ínfima minoria de especuladores e banqueiros internacionais. Esperamos que o governo brasileiro tenha maturidade suficiente e não seja embevecido com o noticiário bajulador da imprensa internacional, mostrando o País como o berço da prosperidade para esse capital nocivo. Basta lembrar, com uma certa tristeza que o crescimento real estupendo das receitas do Tesouro não foi suficiente para conter uma dívida de US$ 157 bilhões em janeiro de 1991 que passou para R$ 1,333,8 trilhão em 2007 e deve chegar a R$ 1.540 trilhão em 2008, de acordo com projeções do Banco Central.Tudo isso, depois do pagamento, no mesmo período, de alguns bilhões de dólares em juros e encargos financeiros. Somente de 2007 para 2008 haverá um crescimento nominal da dívida em mais de R$ 200 bilhões, independentemente dos juros que serão pagos com o aproveitamento do superávit primário. E de 1991 para cá esses bilhões de reais que estão gerando novos endividamentos estão sendo direcionados única e exclusivamente para alimentar a ciranda financeira ou o capital de “motel” e a concratação de riquezas. Esperávamos, sinceramente, que os Bancos Centrais e o FMI , na reunião da Basiléia apresentassem soluções concretas para o MONITORAMENTO DO SISTEMA FINANCEIRO, NA DEFESA DE BILHÕES DE PESSOAS.OS AMERICANOS E A UNIÃO EUROPEIA, EM NOME DA CRISE, ESTÃO GANHANDO ALGUNS BILHÕES DE DÓLARES ANUAIS, ROLANDO DÍVIDAS DE MAIS DE US$ 20 TRILHÕES A CUSTO ZERO OU MESMO NEGATIVO. NADA MAU PARA QUEM ESTÁ EM CRISE...

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ff:

"Yes, the Chinese authorities did not do the correct thing in oppressing earlier protest. However, the most recent protest was definitely not peaceful."

Nor was the Chinese seizure of Tibet and imposition of their own government, which was done down the barrel of a gun. Nor, for that matter, is the policy of flooding Tibet with Han Chinese "peaceful." To insist that the Tibetans must be "peaceful" while their nation is being forcefully subjugated by an authoritarian regime is ludicrous. I encourage the Tibetans to keep the pressure up: Beijing can't afford another Tianenman Square incident this close to the Olympics, and so there's a real possibility that they could be forced into pursuing a more just policy towards Tibet; one that would respect Tibetan religion and involve meaningful autonomy.

Mcm:

Even the US is now a human rights offender, as they now allow torturing and they have Guantanamo.

eric:

You are asking Ms Condi to visit Tibet, have you yourself even been to Tibet?

why dont you talk about what the British do at Ireland, what the Americans do at Iraq and Afhanstane?

Are there any differecen?

why cant China alone have terrists? Do you see the pictures? The rebelists are burning cars and attacking Han race people there. You think the government should do nothing but allow this to continue and get worse?

Paul Gruber:

I could't agree more with Miriam Leitao. I guess many of you, who posted comments, don't get her righteously. I am sorry you are not open-minded about the matter and what is really happening in the world. There are clever people on that side of the world too. Wake up guys!

section9:

Thanks, but no thanks. The United States has, in the past, done the bidding of outraged "concerned people" everywhere in Somalia, Iraq, Lebanon, Darfur, and Burma, and all it has gotten us is a kick in the teeth from the rest of the people on this planet. This President has fronted thirty billion (that's with a "B") to fight AIDs in subsaharan Africa and all the United States has received for it is a pat on the back from Bono and Bob Geldof. Other than that, it's a big kick in the yarbles from the rest of the world.

You want to solve the problems of Tibet? Take up arms against the Chinese People's Liberation Army yourself. Leave us the hell out of it. It's none of our business. Quite frankly, most Americans are quite done with foreigners asking us to take a stand for them with our tax dollars and our troops, especially given the paucity of help in Iraq and Afghanistan.

Sorry, but I think we'll sit this one out.

Chinese:

I really enjoy reading the comments than the article itself, As a Chinese, I live in US for 15 years, I was fed up by the western media's irresponsible report, in term of reporting China , they without any study or any facts will alway blaim China. I am very surprised to see this article from a brazilian author, it just blindly condam China again. What I really like to see is the comments that I feel braizileans are very intellegent and have their own judements. In term of human rights, just like any other contries includeing US, China needs lot of improvements, and I see everyday people's life are improving, and more freedom. In term of treating miorities, if you visit China and do some research , You will find China has the best policy in the world, for an example, one-child per family policy only applies to Chines (Han) , if you are Tibitan or other minorities, you can have many children as you like, you propably never hear this from western media. I really love you Brazilians..but not the author.

- a Chinese

Veritas:

Ms. Leitao,

In your piece you state, "...fly[] to Tibet, to see and enjoy the cultural treasures that are under threat by Chinese repression."

So long as we are on the topic of "cultural treasures that are under threat by [...] repression[,]" I find it most curious that your diatribe fails to touch upon the plight of the Yanomami tribe -- or does clear-headed analysis end when the transgression is a bit closer to home?

Aline:

What hurts me most is to see such a well-known journalist as Miriam Leitão to be just as common sense as all other people with no real knowledge of what they are saying.

Knowing facts informed by international news agencies doesn't mean you know what's going on. Having an opinion - a foolish one - on Rice's visit doesn't give you the right to say most of people of your country share that thought.

And no, you cannot say public opinion would probably agree with you if survied. You are not a representative of the Brazilian people. Your carefulness on making this article available only in English is a good example of the assertive sentence.

Be a little more careful and a little less arrongant, would you?

Thank you.

Nylson G. da Silveira Filho:


Not so bad. You are on the right side of the fence, where do you should be all the time. Are you sure that you are a true Brazilian? Or a loathsome footman of the American imperialism? You are lying to the American public as you say all Brazilians are in accord with Condoleeza Rice (or Condy, as flunkeys like you do prefer), that FARC is a “terrorist” gang. You are cheating with all people of this post for what?

So long, babe, I’ll don’t lose my time with you. You are a good deceiver. Go ahead with your lies!

Nylson

John:

Yes, the Chinese authorities did not do the correct thing in oppressing earlier protest. However, the most recent protest was definitely not peaceful. Pro-independence Tibetans burned down and looted shops owned by Han Chinese (if you don't know what that is, it is what over 90% of Chinese people are). There are videos of them doing that and beating bystanders who were also Han Chinese. What the protesters did was not peaceful, and a violent demonstration would not be accepted even in Western countries.

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Victor :

Dear Miriam,

Why don't you say the same in the brazilian news midia that you work for? How does it work when you put a link to the online news so only people who can read in English and has internet access will read?
How many brazilians qualify to have both? On the special Eye-on-Brazil held by CNN a couple of years ago it was a shame on the english spoken by our representatives.

Let's talk about freedom of press in Brazil? Start from your own.

Best Regards,

Victor

steve:

João Marcos:

China is not on the top 10 list any more, but she is still on the list as lesser one than last year. So, you need to read the record carefully. State Dept. did not take China off the list.

As I have said: Look into your own sin bag first, before critisizing other people. I believe Jesus had said this once about a woman to be stoned to death.

João Marcos:

Steve.. please.. do not take us for fools.

when the question becomes, "Is Brazil a Human Rights Offender", you can write all you want about it.

The post here is about a totally non-sensical comment from the US State Dept about China not being anymore a Human Rights offender.

Miriam Leitão is completely right on what she posted, and I don1t agree with her very often.

steve:

You Brazilians should look into yourself if your human right record is clean or not. If it is, why the population of Indian is shrinking? Why their land is taken away without a good reason? When you critisize other people, check your own before doing so.

brasil:

Brazil is one of the worst human rights violator in the world. Thousands of homeless children were killed in Brazil each year. Brazil's police are killing street kids in Brazil. We need more international news coverage to help the homeless children in Brazil.

BOYCOTT THE GAMES:

There is an ongoing massacre.

http://tibet.org/

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