List of countries by government budget Revenues Expenditures Surplus or deficit

Rank Country Revenues Expenditures Surplus (or deficit) Surplus percentage Year –  World 20310000 22790000 -2480000 -10.90% – 1  United States 3363000 3893000 -530000 -13.60% 2016 est.[1] 2  China 2465000 2897000 -432000 -14.90% 2016 est.[1] 3  Japan 1696000 1931000 -235000 -12.20% 2016 est.[1] 4  Germany 1507000 1484000 23000 1.50% 2016 est.[1] 5  France 1288000 1369000 -81000 -5.90% 2016 est.[1] 6  United Kingdom 996300 1097000 -100700 -9.20% 2016 est.[1] 7  Italy 842500 889800 -47300 -5.30% 2016 est.[1] 8  Brazil 632000 677200 -45200 -6.70% 2016 est.[1] 9  Canada 594700 632400 -37700 -6.00% 2016 est.[1] 10  Spain 461300 512900 -51600 -10.10% 2016 est.[1] 11 … Continue reading

List of countries External debt (or foreign debt) which is the total debt a country owes to foreign creditors

Rank Country/Region External debt Date Per capita % of GDP     US dollars   US dollars   1  United States 18,286,510,000,000.00 31 March 2017[1] 56000 97 2  United Kingdom 7,499,400,000,000.00 31 March 2017[2] 119000 314 3  France 5,250,608,000,000.00 31 March 2017[3] 75800 213 4  Germany 5,084,360,000,000.00 31 March 2017[4] 61700 148 5  Netherlands 4,124,640,000,000.00 31 March 2017[5] 234000 533 6  Luxembourg 3,900,665,000,000.00 31 March 2017[6] 6733000 6731 7  Japan 3,408,980,000,000.00 31 March 2017[7] 26400 74 8  Italy 2,285,740,000,000.00 31 March 2017[8] 37900 126 9  Ireland 2,203,402,000,000.00 31 March 2017[9] 471000 780 10  Spain 2,036,560,000,000.00 31 March 2017[10] 44100 167 … Continue reading

Why Are We Attacking the Syrians Who Are Fighting ISIS?

  Written by Ron Paul Monday June 12, 2017 Just when you thought our Syria policy could not get any worse, last week it did. The US military twice attacked Syrian government forces from a military base it illegally occupies inside Syria. According to the Pentagon, the attacks on Syrian government-backed forces were “defensive” because the Syrian fighters were approaching a US self-declared “de-confliction” zone inside Syria. The Syrian forces were pursuing ISIS in the area, but the US attacked anyway. The US is training yet another rebel group fighting from that base, located near the border of Iraq at … Continue reading

Nicholas Wilson HSBC Saudi Arabia

Nicholas Wilson: “One of the first things that happened was: her husband’s company – Global Capital – did a deal with HSBC in Hong Kong (business deal) and then she was in Saudi Arabia , in April of this year, selling arms for BAE Systems after doing another deal for HSBC – Saudi Arabia are doing a share sale of their national oil reserves – HSBC have got the job because Teresa May went there. Saudi Arabia are the country responsible for I.S. and they support I.S. . We supply arms to Saudi Arabia through …. Soft on crime , … Continue reading

Spy Cables

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Spy_Cables http://www.aljazeera.com/investigations/documents.html Specific revelations The Israeli intelligence agency Mossad contradicted the Prime minister of Israel, Benjamin Netanyahu’s assertion that Iran was a year away from making a nuclear weapon. A report written by Mossad said that Iran was “not performing the activity necessary to produce weapons”. The United States’s Central Intelligence Agency tried to contact Hamas even though they were banned from doing so. The leader of the environmental group Greenpeace was targeted by South Korean intelligence agencies. The President of the United States, Barack Obama “threatened” the Palestinian president to withdraw Palestine’s attempt for recognition at the United Nations. … Continue reading

    ommission Notice: GUIDELINES on the eligibility of Israeli entities and their activities in the territories occupied by Israel since June 1967 for grants, prizes and financial instruments funded by the EU from 2014 onwards. Section A. GENERAL ISSUES 1. These guidelines set out the conditions under which the Commission will implement key requirements for the award of EU support to Israeli entities or to their activities in the territories occupied by Israel since June 1967. Their aim is to ensure the respect of EU positions and commitments in conformity with international law on the non-recognition by the EU of Israel’s sovereignty over the … Continue reading

A pope to remember

ROME (CNS) — The Christian church today needs believers who witness each day to the power of God’s love, but it also needs the heroic witness of those who stand up to hatred even when it means giving up their lives, Pope Francis said. At Rome’s Basilica of St. Bartholomew, a shrine to modern martyrs, Pope Francis presided over an evening prayer service April 22, honoring Christians killed under Nazism, communism, dictatorships and terrorism. “These teach us that with the force of love and with meekness one can fight arrogance, violence and war, and that with patience peace is possible,” … Continue reading

Why do we still have Nuclear Weapons

Pope sends message to UN conference on nuclear weapons Pope Francis (file photo). On Tuesday, Pope Francis sent a message to the “United Nations Conference to Negotiate a Legally Binding Instrument to Prohibit Nuclear Weapons, Leading Towards their Total Elimination.” – RV 28/03/2017 11:15   (Vatican Radio) Pope Francis has sent a message to the “United Nations Conference to Negotiate a Legally Binding Instrument to Prohibit Nuclear Weapons, Leading Towards their Total Elimination,” the first part of which is taking place in New York from 27-31 March. The message was read by Msgr Antoine Camilleri, Under-Secretary for Relations with States, … Continue reading

President Heydar Aliyev appointed his wife as first vice president

Aliyev’s critics say the September referendum – which also extended the presidential term from five to seven years — effectively guaranteed a dynastic rule. In 2003, Aliyev succeeded his father, who had ruled Azerbaijan first as head of the Communist Party and then as a post-Soviet president for the greater part of three decades. Aliyev has firmly allied the energy-rich Shiite Muslim nation with the West, helping secure his country’s energy and security interests and offset Russia’s influence in the strategic Caspian Sea region. http://nypost.com/2017/02/21/azerbaijans-leader-names-his-wife-as-first-vice-president/ … Continue reading

US Peace Council Representatives on Syria

Speakers: H.E. Bashar Ja’afari, Permanent Representative of the Syrian Arab Republic Alfred Marder, President of the US Peace Council Mary Compton, Member of the Executive Board of the US Peace Council Henry Lowendorf, Member of the Executive Board of the US Peace Council, Head of the Syria Delegation Joe Jamison, Member of the Executive Board of the US Peace Council, Member of the Syria Delegation Madelyn Hoffman, Executive Director of New Jersey Peace Action, Member of the Syria Delegation Donna Nassor, Professor and Lawyer also part of US Peace Council   … Continue reading

The fate of the coup

“Some people give us advice. They say they are worried. Mind your own business! Look at your own actions, “ Not one senior Western politicians have visited since the failed military coup two weeks ago, Turkey, to express his sympathy. And then they say ‘Erdogan has become so angry,’ “These countries and leaders who do not worry about the Turkish democracy, the lives of our people and their future, while they are concerned about the fate of the coup, can not be our friends. Recep Tayyip Erdoğan 2016-07-30 https://www.theguardian.com/world/2016/jul/29/turkey-drops-cases-of-insult-against-president-in-coup-aftermath https://www.washingtonpost.com/world/middle_east/21-journalists-appear-in-court-in-turkey/2016/07/29/c044cd2c-5569-11e6-b652-315ae5d4d4dd_story.html … Continue reading

Pope Francis: The world is at war, a piecemeal war, for natural resources and domination of peoples.

“The word that is being repeated often is insecurity, but the real word is war,” “Let’s recognize it. The world is in a state of war in bits and pieces,”

“The world is at war, a piecemeal war. There was the 1914 war with its methods, then the 1939-45 one and now this one.”

“It is not very organic (structured) but it is organized, it is war.  This saintly priest, killed right at the moment when he was offering prayers for peace.  He is one (victim), but how many Christians, how many innocent people, how many children… Let’s think about Nigeria, for example.  We say, well, that is Africa!  It’s war.  We’re not frightened to tell the truth, the world is at war because it has lost (sight) of peace.”

“to clarify”
“Not a war of religion.
There is a war of interests.
There is a war for money.
There is a war for natural resources.
There is a war for domination of peoples.
This is the war,”
“All religions want peace. Others want war. Do you understand?”

 

URL:https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=79ymovUDJwk

 

http://en.radiovaticana.va/news/2016/07/27/pope_world_is_at_war_but_it%E2%80%99s_not_a_war_of_religions/1247178

Pope Francis on industry of death

“This is serious. Some powerful people make their living with the production of arms and sell them to one country for them to use against another country … It’s the industry of death, the greed that harms us all, the desire to have more money.”

“The economic system orbits around money and not men, women. …

“So war is waged in order to defend money.

This is why some people don’t want peace: They make more money from war, although wars make money but lose lives, health, education.”

“A war can be justified, so to speak, with many, many reasons, but when all the world is as it is today, at war — piecemeal though that war may be — a little here, a little there and everywhere, there is no justification. And God weeps. Jesus weeps.”

http://www.independent.co.uk/voices/is-the-government-providing-cover-for-our-arms-sales-to-saudi-arabia-a6850456.html

 

Pope Francis: it is our duty to stop the arms trade

“Being at the service of dialogue and peace also means being truly determined to minimize and, in the long term, to end the many armed conflicts throughout our world. Here we have to ask ourselves: Why are deadly weapons being sold to those who plan to inflict untold suffering on individuals and society? Sadly, the answer, as we all know, is simply for money: money that is drenched in blood, often innocent blood. In the face of this shameful and culpable silence, it is our duty to confront the problem and to stop the arms trade. Thursday, 24 September 2015 … Continue reading

How Labour MPs voted on Trident

The final House of Commons vote was 472 votes to 117 in favour of renewing the nuclear programme. Here is how the Labour MPs divided:Aye Heidi Alexander Rushanara AliRosena Allin-KhanIan AustinAdrian BaileyKevin BarronMargaret BeckettHilary BennLuciana BergerClive BettsTom BlenkinsopBen BradshawKevin BrennanChris BryantAndy BurnhamLiam ByrneAlan CampbellJenny ChapmanVernon CoakerAnn CoffeyJulie CooperRosie CooperYvette CooperNeil CoyleMary CreaghStella CreasyJim CunninghamNic DakinSimon DanczukWayne DavidGeraint DaviesGloria de PieroStephen DoughtyJim DowdPeter DowdJack DromeyMichael DugherAngela EagleMaria EagleJulie ElliottLouise EllmanBill Esterson Paul FarrellyFrank FieldJim FitzpatrickRobert FlelloColleen FletcherCaroline FlintYvonne FovargueGill FurnissMike Gapes Pat GlassMary GlindonKate GreenAndrew GwynneDavid HansonHarriet HarmanHelen HayesSue HaymanJohn HealeyStephen HepburnMeg HillierMargaret HodgeGeorge HowarthTristram HuntDan JarvisAlan JohnsonDiana JohnsonGerald JonesGraham JonesHelen … Continue reading

Yemen

During Yemen’s 2011 revolution General Hadi was “expected to form a national unity government and also call for early presidential elections within 90 days”. He was the sole candidate in the presidential election that was held on 21 February 2012. During the 33 years of the rule of first president of Yemen, Field Marshal General Ali Abdullah Saleh (who was a long-time ally of Iraq’s Saddam Hussein, supported Hussein’s invasion of Kuwait, and fled the country after revolution), and General Hadi’s rule, US had a base in Yemen from which they conducted drone assassinations, to reduce terrorism in the region. … Continue reading

News that Matters

On the Necessity of calculus education for all Journalists Thousands Tens of thousands Hundred thousand Hundreds of thousands are very different   ==================================================== I cannot  believe it is true Ukrainian PM Yatsenyuk: “USSR attacked and invaded Germany, I remember it clearly” http://www.liveleak.com/view?i=203_1420750605#LvZI0lbZxqFWiscK.99 https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=W-i–EAfBPw https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=lng1FFJesYU —————————————————————————- Any State Department: US Has no Ban on Oil Sales from Any Part of Iraq. http://www.c-span.org/video/?c4507327/   1 May 2013 smile emoticon !!! http://world.time.com/…/can-syrias-rebellion-win-the-war-b…/ Syria’s Opposition Hopes to Win the War by Selling Oil | TIME.com Given the many resolutions on Syria that have hit a brick wall at the U.N. Security Council, and the … Continue reading

2014 Libyan Coup by Haftar

General Khalifa Belqasim Haftar https://www.middleeastmonitor.com/news/africa/13171-libyas-haftar-and-jibril-visit-egypt-for-talks-with-intelligence-officials http://www.aljazeera.com/news/middleeast/2014/07/fighters-overrun-libyan-special-forces-base-2014729141712806370.html http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Khalifa_Haftar http://en.wikipedia.org/w/index.php?title=2014_Libyan_conflict&oldid=619725120 … Continue reading

India, food security and WTO

While India has been demanding a review of the food subsidy limit for several years, the developed countries have refused to play ball. In fact, in the run-up to the Bali ministerial last December, the rich countries had even refused to acknowledge the food security proposal submitted by G-33, which includes countries such as Indonesia, Brazil and China. It was only after a link with trade facilitation was established that food security even came on the agenda for the ministerial. http://timesofindia.indiatimes.com/india/India-stays-firm-on-food-subsidy-blocks-WTO-deal/articleshow/39439868.cms … Continue reading