Coffee and those Thinking’s on a Wednesday: Cool Huh!

Today with that cup of coffee go some thinking’s! Lets just say that I will not get too involved with explaining my thinking’s, but I will tell you what I am thinking about and I promise that these thinking’s are very important and if you think they are not, then well you need to do some thinking’s of your own…

First let start with: Economic sanctions against the USSR imposed by America in 1974 (Jackson-Vanik amendment) could backfire on America this year as Russia joins the WTO! Then Russia who is very happy for America not to change the way things are going will have sanctions to impose upon America after they are in the WTO! Yes and now you know why Obama is jumping around like a upset rabbit and trying to get the amendment repealed. Why even the WTO will have to apply tremendous pressure to America and that will not look good in anyone’s book…

Tidbit of history: I was suspended for three days in High school because I wrote a paper on the Jackson-Vanik amendment! I was told to rewrite the paper to a better subject, either or support the Jackson-Vanik amendment in my paper. I refused and got a F and suspended, because I refused to accept that the Jackson-Vanik amendment was a positive thing and good Americans support it…

It is believed that the Jackson-Vanik amendment was a response to the Soviet Union’s “diploma taxes” levied on Jews attempting to emigrate, although amendment doesn’t specifically mention Jews and the tax applied to all Soviet citizens, not only the Jews…

(By the way! I was top of my graduation class and the reason I was not Valedictorian was because of this one incident!)

So this started the beginnings of a person in high school who knew that our government was as corrupt and terrible as any government in the world. What they did was reinforce the thinking’s that I had and made me realize that I was correct.  Cool huh?

Once again it is a case of the “pot calling the kettle black…”

Next lets do some thinking’s about SWIFT, which stands for Society for Worldwide Interbank Financial Telecommunication, is a worldwide financial messaging network that exchanges messages between banks and other financial institutions. Guess what? The start of the demise of SWIFT is on its way…

As other countries become wary of the biased actions of a select club within the U.S., UK and EU, SWIFT may well find itself being replaced. After all, it has only been around since 1973, and was founded on the support of just 239 banks in 15 countries. Given that many do not agree with either the Iran sanctions – China, Russia, India, the members of the Economic Cooperation Organization and countries in South East Asia, Africa, and South America – it is clear that support is already there for a parallel or replacement system to SWIFT.

Cool huh, and the West only has itself to blame…

Next on the list: The Russian Parliament’s upper house, the Council of Federation, has approved the president-submitted bill to simplify the procedure of setting up political parties in Russia. Under the draft law, for a party to get registered, it should have at least 500 members, rather than 40,000, as before. A party cannot be abolished because of insufficient membership of its regional branches….

Now everyone can be a political party in Russia! Why I promise that I could get 500 members in an afternoon on the streets of Moscow. Why this is almost a party of one! I meet 500 people just walking the dog. This should be interesting to see what springs up from this movement by the government of Russia! I suspect that it has to do with slowing the rallies down…

They say that over a 100 applications have now been filled. I say 1000 possible by the end of the year. Cool huh…

So one last thought: Afghanistan – time to get out as the so called friendly people of Afghanistan kill our men. Time is up and the fact that we have made things much worse, just like we did in Iraq, is not helping things. Time to go home and take our high and mighty tails tucked between our legs! Just as we did in Nam…

Not cool huh!

Kyle Keeton
Windows to Russia!


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