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$28 million in grants to help "oppressed" Internet activists .

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posted on Apr, 20 2011 @ 11:35 AM

U.S. Funds Help Democracy Activists Evade Internet Crackdowns

The U.S. State Department is set to announce $28 million in grants to help Internet activists, particularly in countries where the governments restrict e-mail and social networks such as those offered by Facebook Inc., Twitter Inc. and Google Inc.

This bothers me, considering that all over the stock-market coverage, analysts are a-buzz with talk of imminent devaluation of the dollar AND its very, very possible LOSS of status as the world's reserve currency. And why? Because QE3 is looking more likely, and the USA's debt crisis is looming very large - our own citizens are faced with drastic cutbacks, even Ron Paul says

Unfortunately, the compromises always seem to be just the opposite. Instead of the left agreeing to cut social spending and the right agreeing to cut military spending, the right agrees to more welfare and the left agrees to more warfare. In spite of all the rhetoric, we will go deeper in debt, the Fed will print more money, and the value of the dollar will continue to plummet. How long will it be before foreigners stop buying our debt, and hyperinflation arrives? Throughout history, empires have always overextended themselves through conquests and wealth transfers leading to eventual collapse, from the Roman Empire to the Soviet Union. We are headed in the same direction and it seems only the chaos of the collapse of the dollar will stop the spending spree. Arguing over funding for Planned Parenthood and NPR, though important, only shows that leadership in Washington either won’t face reality, or don’t understand how serious the problem is.

Of course, an actual government collapse would create serious problems for many people who have come to depend on government payments for healthcare, retirement income, their children’s education, and even food and housing. However, these so-called entitlement programs are unconstitutional to begin with and have engendered a culture of dependence on wealth transfer payments that is out of control. It concerns me greatly that instead of dealing seriously with our situation, so many in Washington would rather allow the chaos that will ensue when all of the dependent people are suddenly cut off. Better to look reality squarely in the face and tell people the difficult truth that government is simply not capable of managing people’s lives from cradle to grave as was foolishly promised. We face trillions in deficits with any of the budgets under consideration. Keeping those promises is, sadly, just not one of our options in the long run. Better to admit the nanny state is coming to an end and we are no longer working on “compromises” but a transition – to a sustainable way of life, one that respects the constitution, the rule of law and property rights.

See the thread above for more on that Speech of his...

I don't want to be double-posting, but that speech has been quoted in several different analysts' commentaries regarding the future of the "US Dollar" and the idiots who seem to ignore that fact.

This thread, I hope, will be a viable tangent discussion, and I've put it here because Civil Unrest and Social Issues are what the Dept of State is going to throw money at - FOR CITIZENS OF OTHER COUNTRIES!!

Does anyone else find it perplexing?
Dr Paul wants to end the "Nanny State" for our citizens. When will the US stop being the Nanny Country of the whole world??

So, what in the he[[ is going on that govt continues to send help abroad - to rebels, activists, etc. What are they DOING?!! Is it diplomatic game-playing? To make the US look so benevolent and kind?

I find it difficult to believe that the rest of the world is not aware that the US is about to implode.

posted on Apr, 20 2011 @ 11:43 AM

Here is a link to some of the above mentioned analysts commentaries, summarized by Kitco writers - just to show that I'm not making this up. I've been surfing the market news all morning (I watch silver).

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