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    Any posters here in London? Thoughts on tomorrows protests? A friend in London e-mailed me today that he could feel tension in the air...
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    Thanks Kangirl, I was also gonna make a thread on this :P . Nicolas Sarkozy is looking for hard results and not just rhetoric. Apparently he wants large global regulations and policies, and had threatened to leave the G20 if things didn't go his way. It's funny how Europe always criticized us for not having enough government programs and socialism, and now they are criticizing us and Obama for spending too much "on government programs". Timing is everything I suppose...

    China is slated to start making its voice heard big time, with America hearing it the loudest of course. Considering how the largest powers have been calling for a new reserve currency, and the fact that Geitner came out and proclaimed that forming a new reserve currency is an option he's considering, I have the full expectation that it may be one of the key issues this time. Still, i don't expect any hard policies to come out of this yet.

    There is a bill being introduced by a congresswoman to keep the president from being able to install a new global currency. What the government is doing right now is willingly inflating the currency so that the stimulus and other debts can be paid back for pennies on the dollar. They're going to devalue the currency to the point where they can say they can make the switch to a new one. If this sort of bill were to pass, you would immediately see the spending stop because they know that they can't keep inflating the dollar with no escape route (global currency).

    [youtube="klrP70kr4NY"]Congresswoman Global Currency Bill[/youtube]

    And on the same issue-


    [youtube="FbLhqWVpV_I"]Hannity- Congresswoman Global Currency Bill[/youtube]

    [youtube="SedqBABOGTE"]Ron Paul Intentional Inflation of the Dollar[/youtube]

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    I've also heard that there will be protests in London over the G-20 meeting. I'm not exactly sure what basis they're protesting on though...

    G-20 protesters take tea ahead of London summit - BusinessWeek

    G-20 protesters take tea ahead of London summit

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    LONDON

    Protesters sat down for tea, cake and cookies outside the Bank of England on Tuesday, a genteel start to what they vow will be a noisy, angry reception for President Barack Obama and other leaders attending the G-20 summit.

    The handful of demonstrators said they hoped many more would join them Wednesday, which has been dubbed "Financial Fools Day" by demonstrators.

    "I think thousands of people are going to come onto the streets," said Marina Pepper, 41, a former model turned politician and environmental campaigner. "Bring your own tea."

    The summit will try to hammer out a coordinated response to the global recession.

    Police have said they face an "unprecedented" security challenge from the presence of a score of world leaders alongside thousands of anti-capitalist, environmental and other demonstrators protesting the impact of the economic meltdown.

    The London Chamber of Commerce has advised workers in the financial district to wear casual clothing or consider working from home to avoid demonstrators' ire.

    Many said they would comply, swapping suits for jeans and sneakers.

    "We'll dress casually. We don't want people spraying our suits with paint," said Andrew Crawford, 39, who works for a financial training company near the Bank of England.

    Police, worried by the ever-present threat of terrorist attack as well as by the protests, say they will have thousands of officers on duty, some armed with stun guns. Patrol boats will ply the River Thames and divers will scour the water for bombs.

    Prime Minister Gordon Brown said Tuesday that the police "will act very quickly if there is any threat to property or people."

    "No violence can be tolerated, no intimidation of people is allowed," Brown told breakfast television program GMTV.

    Protesters say police are exaggerating the potential for violence. "It's a party, not a riot," said one sign at Tuesday's demonstration.

    On Saturday, some 35,000 people marched through London to demand jobs, economic justice and environmental accountability. Police made one arrest.

    Police say the majority of protesters will be peaceful, but they are concerned about the actions of small groups.

    They fear scenes like those seen at May Day anti-globalization protests in 2000 and 2001, when small groups of anarchists broke away from peaceful marches, smashing shop windows and daubing graffiti on war memorials.

    On Monday police arrested five people in Plymouth, southwest England, under anti-terrorism legislation after discovering imitation firearms, fireworks and what they called "political literature" in an apartment. Law enforcement officials said officers were investigating whether the group planned to target the summit.

    On Wednesday, demonstrators from a group called G-20 Meltdown plan to converge from four London subway stations on the imposing edifice of the Bank of England, led by multicolored figures representing four horsemen of the economic apocalypse -- war, climate chaos, financial crimes and "land enclosures and borders."

    Not all bankers were hostile to the protests.

    "There could be a lot of us bankers in there as well," said Paul Bellamy, 43, who works for an Islamic bank in the City. "Ninety percent of us are just normal people."

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    Quote Originally Posted by Risen View Post
    I've also heard that there will be protests in London over the G-20 meeting. I'm not exactly sure what basis they're protesting on though...
    Oh that one's easy. It offers a highly publicized chance for people to collectively vent at The Man.

    I don't envy whomever is in charge of security there.

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    I think it has kicked off. Got a glimpse of some protesters coming in on the Reading to Waterloo line this morning...

    The riot squad haven't been called out yet, but it's only a matter of time before the sunshine and cheap cider take effect.

    Still, it gave me an excuse to leave early.

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    Looks like a lot of Europe in part blames American deregulation for the crisis. They have a point.

    France and Germany are calling for very tight regulation of the world's financial system, which I think most leaders will agree to to a degree. It's a good move.

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    Quote Originally Posted by ajblaise View Post
    Looks like a lot of Europe in part blames American deregulation for the crisis. They have a point.

    France and Germany are calling for very tight regulation of the world's financial system, which I think most leaders will agree to to a degree. It's a good move.
    I often look at your posts and wonder why your beliefs trouble me so much, and then I look at your location, and it all makes sense .

    As for regulation being the cause of the collapse and the need for global regulations, I'm sure you already know my thoughts and reasoning on those issues by now.

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