Egyptian President Mohamed Morsi has signed a decree that gives him new sweeping powers. The presidential decree states that any challenges to his decrees, laws and decisions were banned, including by the judiciary.
Morsi signed the decree the day after he won international praise for his diplomatic efforts to broker the ceasefire between Israel and Hamas.
Today angry demonstrators torched the Cairo offices of the Muslim Brotherhood in protest at the decree. Among Egypt’s secular opposition groups, there was mounting alarm over Morsi’s declaration that no court could dissolve the country’s Constituent Assembly, which is drawing up a new Egyptian constitution.
A leading Egyptian opposition figure Mohamed ElBaradei accused Morsi of usurping authority and acting like a new Pharaoh.
The United Nations (UN) attempt to grab money and further power is not new. “Innovative methods of financing” is the latest term they are using to describe their actions.
Examples: A 1% worldwide billionaires tax, a currency trading tax, a tax on all financial dealings (stock, bond and derivative trading), a carbon emissions tax or an airline ticket tax.
These ideas are supported at UN meetings. The idea is that the UN would be in charge of these funds and “redistribute” the funds to poorer countries.
Also supporting these measures is Jeffrey Sachs.
Sachs is a vocal Occupy Wall Street supporter and “climate change” fighter.
Sachs also happens to be the leader of the Earth Institute, from Columbia University and a UN Assistant Secretary General. Part of his (UN) duties are to work with UN agencies and “multilateral financing institutions and other international organizations” to (in large part) fight climate change. To do so he was appointed head of a new lobbying group named the Sustainable Development Solutions Network.
This week Sachs was noted to have been promoting a U.S. carbon tax to fight “climate change” by calling on President Obama. He has also been quoted “I’m happy to have the future pay for a lot of this. It doesn’t have to be current financed.” by Bloomberg News.
Millions in US facing heatwave without power after storms – Telegraph.
After hurricane strength storms up the east coast millions have been left without power.
After the storms millions are facing a heat wave, without power. Energy suppliers think it could take up to a week for power to come back on.
The heat wave could also have a serious effect on corn and wheat yields in the midwest. The Midwest is suffering it’s worst draught since 1988. A reduced yield will further push up food prices around the world.
Draught conditions are also being experienced in Asia: around the Black Sea and China. Both regions important for wheat production.