Category Archives: United Nations

Living in Trump’s Dystopian Collapse of Democracy

Living in Trump’s Dystopian Collapse of Democracy It feels like we are living in a science fiction movie, where the Untouchable Chosen One daily smashes another pillar of our previous Democracy.  The savior of the Stone may not be acting … Continue reading

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Democracy Ratings for the US and Countries in the News from the V-Dem Institute

We show graphs over time of the US and countries in the news, for five categories.  The ratings go from 1900 through 2018, unless only fewer years are available.  The source of the ratings is the V-Dem Institute at V-dem.net. … Continue reading

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Freedom in Countries Which the US Deals With

Freedom in Countries Which the US Deals With in the Cato Institute Rankings of 2018 In the US dealing with various countries around the world, it is nice, but simple, to have a Freedom Ranking and evaluations to inform us … Continue reading

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The Club of Rome World Projections to the Year 2050

“Transformation is feasible”.  “How to Achieve the Sustainable Development Goals Within Planetary Boundaries.” A Report to the Club of Rome from the Stockholm Resilience Center and the BI Norwegian Business School.  They use a model with many development factors to … Continue reading

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Notes on the Global Climate Action Summit, Day 2

Notes on the Global Climate Action Summit, Day 2 The YouTube video is at https://youtu.be/en9cDvXWPtw This is a long set of notes, but the video is seven hours long. High-Level Thematic Dialogues The Ocean-Climate Challenge Julie Packard, Executive Director of … Continue reading

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America’s Pledge Report Launch by Gov. Jerry Brown and Michael Bloomberg

America’s Pledge Report Launch by Gov. Jerry Brown and Michael Bloomberg A Half Hour YouTube Video. Searching on YouTube only turns up the 12 minute video before the questions. The America’s Pledge Report link is: https://www.bbhub.io/dotorg/sites/28/2018/09/Fulfilling-Americas-Pledge_Executive-Summary_2018.pdf Michael Bloomberg, UN Ambassador … Continue reading

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Notes From the Global Climate Action Summit, Day 1

Notes From the Global Climate Action Summit, Day 1 Over 4,000 people representing key climate action operators are taking part in GCAS. The sessions on Thursday and Friday, September 13 and 14, 2018, are being streamed live on YouTube, and … Continue reading

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The Absurdity of Trump’s Trusting Enemy Dictators

The Absurdity of Trump’s Trusting Enemy Dictators Even that sentence is an absurdity, but true. Is there anything that Trump won’t give away to dictators? Is there anything that Trump won’t believe from a dictator, even in the face of … Continue reading

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The US Is Now the Rogue Dictatorship of the World

The US Is Now the Rogue Dictatorship of the World It is now quite obvious that our history of conventional Presidents has led us to give them too much individual power in important realms. Even with restrictions or Constitutional limitations, … Continue reading

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Trump Awards Himself “His” Nobel Peace Prize

Trump Awards Himself “His” Nobel Peace Prize In several talks in the last few days, Donald Trump, our erstwhile President, has claimed “His” Nobel Peace Prize, for being the one who brought the Korean War to an end, and denuclearized … Continue reading

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