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31 января, 09:15

Конец американской гегемонии

Все семьдесят лет после окончания Второй мировой Соединённые Штаты Америки сохраняли мировое господство. Их могущество держалось на лидерстве в технологии и экономике, военном превосходстве, ставшем беспрецедентным с момента распада СССР, а также — на сети союзников, охватывающей весь мир. Власть Америки можно смело называть гегемонией, потому что её союзники и многие опасавшиеся США страны приняли принципы мироустройства, которые провозглашали Штаты, а это: (1) неустанные попытки по устранению барьеров для свободного движения мирового капитала; (2) деколонизация и уважение границ суверенных государств (не для всех избранных правительств и диктаторов); (3) свобода передвижения на море и в воздушном пространстве — наше общее достояние, которое будут охранять американские военные. Попытки США не допустить создания союзов, не возглавляемых Америкой, или подорвать уже существующие союзы увенчались успехом в 1989 году с распадом Советского Союза и роспуском Варшавского договора. В последние десятилетия способность США отстаивать лидерство ослабла сразу в нескольких сферах, несмотря на отсутствие серьёзных врагов. Имея внушительное военное превосходство, Соединённые Штаты потерпели поражение во Вьетнаме и Ираке. Американская военная мощь носит в основном разрушительный характер. Американцы могут бомбить другие страны, но трагедии в Афганистане и Ливии показали, что США неспособны использовать своих военных для насаждения желаемого для них режима. Американские военные, а также работающие под покровительством Министерства обороны политики и дипломаты всё чаще реагируют ситуативно, вместо того чтобы разработать новую стратегию, в рамках которой можно было бы установить ограничения для применения американской военной силы. Выдвигаются явные и неявные угрозы. Предлагается защита от реальных и воображаемых врагов (для Азии это всё чаще Китай, для Восточной Европы — Россия), даже если ни те, кто даёт гарантии, ни те, кто эти гарантии получает, не имеют реализуемого плана на случай, если от слов придётся перейти к делу и обеспечить защиту, избежав военной катастрофы. Экономическая власть США начала ослабевать ещё в 1970-е годы. Технологическое лидерство Америки сейчас сводится в основном к программному обеспечению. Промышленное производство давно выведено за пределы страны и зависит от производственных цепей, охватывающих множество стран. Финансовое благополучие США зиждется на возможности привлекать избыточный капитал со всего мира и спекулировать им. Пока доллар считается самой стабильной валютой, а ценные бумаги американского правительства — надёжными, деньги будут по-прежнему стекаться в США со всего мира. США конкурирует за финансовый капитал с зонами льготного налогообложения, большая часть которых расположена в британских заморских территориях и владениях британской короны. Этот "налоговый рай" — юридическая фикция. Богатство скрыто не в сейфах под Каймановыми островами. Деньги, оказавшиеся в фискальном оазисе, моментально депонируются на счета в реальных банках с реальными активами в США или Великобритании. Пока США являются крупнейшей экономикой, а также крупнейшим источником безопасного государственного долга и имеют самую сильную юридическую защиту, Америка останется главным получателем долгосрочных вложений таких средств. Избрание Трампа президентом поставило под вопрос некоторые предпосылки, которые обусловливают прочность союзов США и надёжность страны для инвестиций. Пока рано судить, насколько хаотичной и непредсказуемой будет политика нового президента, но, судя по назначениям в его кабинете и первым указам, он намерен пересмотреть торговые соглашения (США уже вышли из Транстихоокеанского партнёрства), отменить регулирование финансовых компаний и переформатировать долгосрочные союзнические отношения в Европе, Азии и Латинской Америке. План Трампа по снижению налогов и увеличению бюджета на оборону, как и у Рейгана, не будет сопровождаться сокращением внутренних расходов и приведёт к существенному росту бюджетного дефицита. Нынешний республиканский Конгресс последует примеру законодателей 1980-х годов, которые после снижения налогов администрацией Рейгана принимали решение об их увеличении, чтобы несколько снизить бюджетный дефицит. При Трампе дефицит будет расти, пока не разразится очередной финансовый кризис или пока к власти не придут демократы, которые, как Обама и Клинтон, будут вновь наводить порядок после республиканцев, старательно изображающих тревогу по поводу долга, который "достанется нашим потомкам". Какой будет реакция правительств и инвесторов на администрацию Трампа? Они будут пытаться защитить себя от беспорядка. Они будут объединяться в региональные блоки, укреплять договоры о совместной обороне и создавать зоны свободной торговли. Такие решения по меньшей мере частично помогут оградить их экономику и территории от хаотичной и опасной американской политики. Это укрепит региональные державы, которые способны гарантировать военную защиту и имеют достаточно развитую экономику, чтобы принимать товарные потоки и обеспечить стабильность валют. Немногие страны могут предложить и то, и другое. И ни одна страна или даже объединение стран не могут импортировать столько товаров, сколько США, которые в последние десятилетия были "последней надеждой" всех экспортёров. В любом случае Трамп сможет лишь отчасти сократить американский импорт. Тем временем другие страны будут создавать альтернативные рынки и пытаться перейти от экспортно-ориентированного экономического роста к росту внутреннего потребления. Переход может занять десятилетия, но по его завершении США больше не смогут управлять мировой экономикой. США не будут диктовать условия мировых торговых соглашений, руководить МВФ или ВТО. Когда инвесторы потеряют уверенность в том, что США способны поддерживать глобальный спрос или стабильный доллар, они перейдут к страхованию рисков, размещению капитала в других странах и валютах, ни одна из которых не будет мировой резервной валютой. С точки зрения геополитики страны перестанут рассчитывать на военную защиту США. Региональные блоки начнут укреплять контроль над окружающим водным и воздушным пространством, скорее всего, под руководством страны, которая по примеру американцев вряд ли станет пытаться расширить контроль, распространяющийся за пределы её территории. Когда-нибудь президентом США станет более выдержанный и рациональный человек, ориентирующийся на международное сообщество. Хотя уже ясно: если американцы однажды выбрали такого человека, как Трамп, они могут в будущем избрать ещё одного эксцентричного президента. Уверенность в рациональности американских избирателей безвозвратно исчезла, и основа американской гегемонии подорвана навсегда.

31 января, 07:40

По примеру Сергея Пугачева: в ответе ли Роберт Мусин и бюджет Татарстана за долги ТФБ?

На прошлой неделе правительство Татарстана официально стало контролирующим собственником Татфондбанка — ЦБ зарегистрировал допэмиссию акций, в результате которой госдоля выросла до 51%. Таким образом, отзыв лицензии у ТФБ стал бы первым в России прецедентом, когда под нож идет госбанк. Это лишний аргумент в пользу санации, но что будет, если ее все-таки не случится? В вопросе разбирались аналитики и эксперты «БИЗНЕС Online».

30 января, 18:56

Will the Senate's "Good Republicans" Reject a Dishonest Nominee?

There's compelling evidence to show that Steve Mnuchin, Donald Trump's pick for Secretary of the Treasury, lied to the Senate in both written and verbal testimony. Senate Republicans seem to be taking these offenses in stride. None of the GOP's "independents" and "mavericks" have indicated that they will oppose his nomination. If they don't speak up, these Republicans are placing partisan politics over the rule of law and the integrity of their own institution. False Witness Mnuchin received a written question from Sen. Bob Casey (D-PA) about the practice of 'robo-signing' at OneWest, the mortgage firm he ran as CEO. 'Robo-signing' is a form of perjury that occurs when a bank's employees submit foreclosure documents without reviewing them for accuracy, but falsely state that they have performed those reviews. In this way, banks can quickly foreclose on large numbers of homeowners without going through the processes required by law. Mnuchin replied, "OneWest Bank did not 'robo-sign' documents ..." Note that Mnuchin didn't equivocate, or use qualifying statements like "to the best of my knowledge" or "as far as I can recall." He flatly stated that OneWest never engaged in the practice. But an investigation by the Columbus (Ohio) Dispatch found that OneWest "frequently used robo-signers." David Dayen noted that a 2011 consent order from the Office of Thrift Supervision included extensive evidence of OneWest's robo-signing activity, and that an employee of OneWest admitted to robo-signing documents in a 2009 deposition. That wasn't Mnuchin's only 'misstatement.' He also failed to report more than $100 million in assets when he submitted his initial financial disclosure form, and did not disclose that he is the director of an investment fund headquartered in the Cayman Islands. (It turns out that Mnuchin is registered to vote in two different states, California and New York. Neither is within commuting distance of the Cayman Islands.) The nominee also neglected to mention that he plays a management role in seven other investment funds. Mnuchin called the mistakes "an oversight," adding: "I think as you all can appreciate, filling out these government forms is quite complicated." Sen. Robert Menendez replied, "It doesn't take a rocket scientist to understand the words 'list all positions.'" Advise and Submit The applicable statute on Congressional testimony says that "whoever, in any matter within the jurisdiction of the executive, legislative, or judicial branch of the government of the United States, knowingly and willfully" falsifies or conceals information has committed a crime punishable by fine or imprisonment. Sen. Susan Collins waxed eloquent about the Senate's responsibility last year, when a Democratic president was slated to appoint a Supreme Court nominee. "Our role in the Senate is to evaluate the nominee's temperament, intellect, experience, integrity and respect for the Constitution and the rule of law," Collins wrote. Maine's other Republican Senator, Olympia Snowe, also said that one of the factors she uses to assess an Obama Supreme Court nominee was "respect for the rule of law." Will either of these senators apply the same standard - "respect for the rule of law" - to Trump's Treasury nominee? Then there's Sen. Lindsey Graham. Graham served as a military lawyer for six and a half years as an officer in the US Air Force JAG Corps, eventually rising to the rank of colonel. He had the common sense to say, "ISIL loves Donald Trump because he is giving them an opportunity to bring people their way." Graham's been burning up Twitter lately with scathing anti-Trump tweets like this one: "Ultimately, I fear this executive order will become a self-inflicted wound in the fight against terrorism." Will "respect for the rule of law" lead attorney Graham to vote "no" on Mnuchin? What about the Senate's much-vaunted Republican "maverick," John McCain? Or Alaska Senator Linda Murkowski, a Republican who won as a write-in candidate and once defied her party while saying, "Politics be damned"? Somebody? Anybody? The Silent Majority If any Republican Senators are disturbed by Mnuchin's behavior, they seem to laying pretty low. After Mnuchin testified, in fact, most reports suggested that Republicans were happy with his testimony. We've heard a lot over the years about "good Republicans" who "reach across the aisle," who respect the legislative process and place patriotism above politics. Where are they now? Have the "good Republicans" become so partisan that they're no longer willing to speak up against dishonesty, apparent lawbreaking, or contempt toward the Senate itself? So far they've been silent about Steve Mnuchin. Mnuchin's nomination comes up for a vote by the Senate Finance Committee on Monday night, where it is all but certain to pass. It will then go to the entire Senate for confirmation. No surprises are expected there, either.       -- This feed and its contents are the property of The Huffington Post, and use is subject to our terms. It may be used for personal consumption, but may not be distributed on a website.

28 января, 08:42

Does government need to be based on geographic contiguity?

That is my rewording of this request from Thijs: At which point does technology allow another model of social organization than that based on shared territory? I am reminded of Estonia’s e-citizenship model, but taken much further.  To flesh this out, imagine EU citizens could choose to which government they would pay their taxes.  So […] The post Does government need to be based on geographic contiguity? appeared first on Marginal REVOLUTION.

25 января, 11:36

ЕС - крупнейший держатель облигаций США

Япония стала крупнейшим держателем гособлигаций США, опередив Китай. Однако если рассматривать страны Евросоюза в совокупности, то они именно являются крупнейшим держателем американских госбумаг, пишет ZeroHedge.

25 января, 11:36

ЕС - крупнейший держатель облигаций США

Япония стала крупнейшим держателем гособлигаций США, опередив Китай. Однако, если рассматривать страны Евросоюза в совокупности, то именно они являются крупнейшим держателем американских госбумаг, пишет ZeroHedge.

24 января, 14:50

The Trump Cabinet: Strangest Show On Earth

As we start the Trump presidency, events just keep getting more bizarre. At his first and last press conference as president-elect, Donald Trump boasted about his divestment plan in which he was "sort of, kind of," turning over the management of his business enterprises to his two adult sons. He displayed a table full of documents which were supposed to indicate the extent of his divestment, but the documents were not made available for the press to examine. Furthermore, in spite of claiming that he was stepping away from his business enterprises, Trump was still boasting about being offered a $2 billion deal from a Dubai business man. While Trump assured us that he turned the deal down, the obvious question is why he was discussing it in the first place. Insofar as Trump is actually stepping away from his business, this is very far from the sort of blind trust arrangements made by presidents of both parties for the last half century. The public can never be sure that his actions as president are not motivated by a desire to fatten the profits of Trump enterprises. Nor can we be assured that actions by foreign governments won't be affected by their country's dealings with the president's business empire. The ethical lapses from the top carry through to his cabinet appointments, which seem destined to replace Ringling Brothers Circus as the strangest show on earth. Andy Puzder, Trump's pick for Secretary of Labor, runs two chains of fast food restaurants that have repeatedly violated wage and hour laws and has been legally forced to make payments to workers.. These are the laws that Mr. Puzder will be responsible for enforcing if he gets approved for the job. Also, it appears that the Senate Health, Education, and Labor Committee may legitimately have to ask Mr. Puzder when he stopped beating his wife. His first wife accused Mr. Puzder of repeatedly assaulting her in divorce filings, although she has recently issued a statement claiming that her earlier accusations were not true. Betty DeVos, the Amway heiress who Trump designated to be his Secretary of Education, will be forever remembered as the person who suggested that we need guns in schools to defend children against grizzly bears. She also would not commit herself to saying that the schools have an obligation to educate children with disabilities. In addition, she seemed completely unfamiliar with the major debates in recent decades on education policy, for instance growth versus proficiency. Representative Tom Price, the pick for Health and Human Services Secretary, appears to have bought stock in a medical device company the day before he introduced legislation that would improve its regulatory status. His lawyers are now threatening CNN with legal action for reporting this fact. Former Texas Governor Rick Perry has been designated for Secretary of Energy, a department that he previously advocated eliminating, although he famously could not remember its name in a Republican primary debate. Apparently both Trump and Perry misunderstood the department's duties at the time of his selection, failing to realize that its primary responsibility is overseeing the country's nuclear weapon arsenal, not promoting oil and gas development. Treasury Secretary designate Steve Mnuchin made much of his fortune running OneWest bank, which was known for rushing foreclosures and evictions following the collapse of the housing bubble. The California Attorney General's staff recommended legal action against OneWest for questionable practices, including backdating legal documents. In his original disclosure documents, Mr. Mnuchin apparently forget to mention over $100 million in assets, as well as his position as director of a hedge fund headquartered in the Cayman islands. Representative Rick Mulvaney, Trump's pick to head the Office of Management and Budget, neglected to pay over $15,000 in taxes for a household worker. This is the same offense that wiped out several high level nominees in Democratic administrations. James Mattis, Trump's pick for Secretary of Defense and perhaps the most qualified selection in the group, has earned notoriety as a member of the board of directors of Theranos, a company now famous for fraudulent claims on its medical tests. In addition, we have a designee for Secretary of State, Rex Tillerson, whose entire foreign policy experience has been doing deals for Exxon-Mobil for forty years. And then there is the billionaire investor Carl Ichan, who has apparently offered to serve as an unpaid economic advisor to Trump, while he remains free to invest his fortune in ways that take advantage of the advice he offers. Mr. Trump certainly has assembled a formidable crew for his cabinet and top advisory posts that seem well-suited to follow through on the ethical standards to which he himself adheres. There is an old saying that a fish rots from the head. Trump seems intent on proving this true, even if he gets nothing else done in his administration. -- This feed and its contents are the property of The Huffington Post, and use is subject to our terms. It may be used for personal consumption, but may not be distributed on a website.

24 января, 14:50

The Trump Cabinet: Strangest Show On Earth

As we start the Trump presidency, events just keep getting more bizarre. At his first and last press conference as president-elect, Donald Trump boasted about his divestment plan in which he was "sort of, kind of," turning over the management of his business enterprises to his two adult sons. He displayed a table full of documents which were supposed to indicate the extent of his divestment, but the documents were not made available for the press to examine. Furthermore, in spite of claiming that he was stepping away from his business enterprises, Trump was still boasting about being offered a $2 billion deal from a Dubai business man. While Trump assured us that he turned the deal down, the obvious question is why he was discussing it in the first place. Insofar as Trump is actually stepping away from his business, this is very far from the sort of blind trust arrangements made by presidents of both parties for the last half century. The public can never be sure that his actions as president are not motivated by a desire to fatten the profits of Trump enterprises. Nor can we be assured that actions by foreign governments won't be affected by their country's dealings with the president's business empire. The ethical lapses from the top carry through to his cabinet appointments, which seem destined to replace Ringling Brothers Circus as the strangest show on earth. Andy Puzder, Trump's pick for Secretary of Labor, runs two chains of fast food restaurants that have repeatedly violated wage and hour laws and has been legally forced to make payments to workers.. These are the laws that Mr. Puzder will be responsible for enforcing if he gets approved for the job. Also, it appears that the Senate Health, Education, and Labor Committee may legitimately have to ask Mr. Puzder when he stopped beating his wife. His first wife accused Mr. Puzder of repeatedly assaulting her in divorce filings, although she has recently issued a statement claiming that her earlier accusations were not true. Betty DeVos, the Amway heiress who Trump designated to be his Secretary of Education, will be forever remembered as the person who suggested that we need guns in schools to defend children against grizzly bears. She also would not commit herself to saying that the schools have an obligation to educate children with disabilities. In addition, she seemed completely unfamiliar with the major debates in recent decades on education policy, for instance growth versus proficiency. Representative Tom Price, the pick for Health and Human Services Secretary, appears to have bought stock in a medical device company the day before he introduced legislation that would improve its regulatory status. His lawyers are now threatening CNN with legal action for reporting this fact. Former Texas Governor Rick Perry has been designated for Secretary of Energy, a department that he previously advocated eliminating, although he famously could not remember its name in a Republican primary debate. Apparently both Trump and Perry misunderstood the department's duties at the time of his selection, failing to realize that its primary responsibility is overseeing the country's nuclear weapon arsenal, not promoting oil and gas development. Treasury Secretary designate Steve Mnuchin made much of his fortune running OneWest bank, which was known for rushing foreclosures and evictions following the collapse of the housing bubble. The California Attorney General's staff recommended legal action against OneWest for questionable practices, including backdating legal documents. In his original disclosure documents, Mr. Mnuchin apparently forget to mention over $100 million in assets, as well as his position as director of a hedge fund headquartered in the Cayman islands. Representative Rick Mulvaney, Trump's pick to head the Office of Management and Budget, neglected to pay over $15,000 in taxes for a household worker. This is the same offense that wiped out several high level nominees in Democratic administrations. James Mattis, Trump's pick for Secretary of Defense and perhaps the most qualified selection in the group, has earned notoriety as a member of the board of directors of Theranos, a company now famous for fraudulent claims on its medical tests. In addition, we have a designee for Secretary of State, Rex Tillerson, whose entire foreign policy experience has been doing deals for Exxon-Mobil for forty years. And then there is the billionaire investor Carl Ichan, who has apparently offered to serve as an unpaid economic advisor to Trump, while he remains free to invest his fortune in ways that take advantage of the advice he offers. Mr. Trump certainly has assembled a formidable crew for his cabinet and top advisory posts that seem well-suited to follow through on the ethical standards to which he himself adheres. There is an old saying that a fish rots from the head. Trump seems intent on proving this true, even if he gets nothing else done in his administration. -- This feed and its contents are the property of The Huffington Post, and use is subject to our terms. It may be used for personal consumption, but may not be distributed on a website.

23 января, 11:16

2017: год похорон секрета, казавшегося вечным

Конечно, при наличии всепроникающих хакеров и умеющих ненавязчиво, но неотступно давить кого нужно компроматом спецслужб, рассекретить секретные данные даже пресловутых швейцарских гарантов нераспространения фискальной информации и до этого момента запредельных усилий не требовало. Но то все были нелегальные действия, а теперь все банки загоняют под пяту закона. В 2017-м в силу вступает "Соглашение об усилении борьбы против налогового мошенничества", подписанное Европейским союзом (и не только им) в прошлом году. Соглашение предписывает странам-подписантам автоматически обмениваться между собой информацией об открытии счетов иностранных граждан, движении средств по этим счетам и всем-всем прочем, что может навести на подозрения, что владелец счета имеет намерения утаить деньги от налогообложения в стране, фискальным резидентом которой он является. Информацией, по мысли идеологов соглашения, надо обмениваться, конечно, в первую очередь потому, что деньги, которые граждане прячут за границей, предназначены исключительно для финансирования разного рода террористов. А обнуление банковской тайны - это уже побочный эффект заявленной заботы о безопасности. Недовольным придется потерпеть. Система взаимного оповещения разрабатывалась инициаторами из ОЭСР и G-20 с 2014 года. Запустить ее в действие рассчитывали в 2017. Уложились в сроки реализации "планов громадья". Были, честно говоря, некоторые опасения, что не срастется - никак не хотели ставить свои подписи под документом еэсовские Люксембург и Австрия (а в Евросоюзе мнение по важным вопросам должно быть единогласным), но на финише 2016-го сдались и они. Австрия, правда, выторговала для себя немножко времени и приступит к информированию остальных участников с 2018 года. Понаблюдав, как механизм работает и чем это ей, Австрии, угрожает. Брюссельские экономисты рассчитывают, что приведение приговора о смерти банковской тайны в исполнение принесет суммарно в казну стран - членов ЕС от 50 до 70 миллиардов евро дополнительных налоговых поступлений. По странам ОЭСР статистики предположений пока нет, но есть основания полагать, что они тоже на что-то надеются. Введение в действие Соглашения головной болью отзовется для десяти стран, чье налоговое законодательство провоцирует приток иностранных капиталов в них. Четырем членам ЕС придется заняться пересмотром своих налоговых тарифов в сторону выравнивания их значений с евросоюзным большинством уже сейчас. Есть основания полагать, что изменения, которые придется внести в фискальные нормы имеющим низкие ставки налогообложения, а потому очень привлекательным в плане хранения средств Нидерландам, Ирландии, Люксембургу и Кипру, население этих стран не обрадуют. Но тут уж, с волками жить - по-волчьи выть. А брюссельские волки настроены серьезно: "В нашем обществе не может быть победителей, которые выигрывают за счет привлечения в свои банки финансовых средств других стран Евросоюза", - цитирует руководителей ЕС испанское издание El Confidencial. О том, чтобы не было такого рода победителей за пределами ЕС, инициаторы пакта тоже побеспокоились: среди подписантов фигурируют Швейцария, Сингапур, Гонконг, Каймановы острова, Бермуды и Кюрасао. Где-то там на подходе Андорра, Антилья, Аруба, Белиз, Британские Виргинские острова и другая денежноемкая мелочь. Список, включающий в настоящий момент 54 страны, начинающие автообмен в наступившем году, годом позже расширится до 78, а там может быть увеличен и до 91. В нем нет, не было и не будет одного важного государства. Не России (хотя она и важна, но Запад информировать Москву о приходящих в его банки "русских деньгах" намерений не имеет, а уж у Москвы-то сообщать о поступлениях в ее финансовые учреждения средств с Запада и тем более интереса нет). Отсутствуют в списке подписантов, как нетрудно догадаться, Соединенные Штаты Америки. Но при этом незримо присутствуя. Незримое присутствие США выражается в том, что автоматически получать информацию от всех (!) членов Соглашения Вашингтон будет. А вот свою предоставлять в качестве ответной любезности - как раз нет. Ни в автоматическом, ни в ручном режиме. За исключением только ситуаций, когда какие-то государства направят американскому Казначейству челобитную на предоставление данных о ком-то и о деньгах этого кого-то. Ходатайство рассмотрят в установленном законом порядке и, в соответствии с вердиктом ответственных лиц, удовлетворят запрос или откажут в удовлетворении. Такая "диодная" схема (диоды, как известно из физики, обладают замечательным свойством: ток по ним течет только в одну сторону), естественно, выгодна США, а иначе зачем бы они суетились, подталкивая других к заключению этого договора? Находясь над схваткой, ФРС получает возможность совершенно легально обогатиться данными обо всех владельцах счетов во всех офшорах. Имея в руках такой кнут, мировому дрессировщику несложно загнать все стадо "оптимизаторов" налоговых платежей или, говоря по-честному, уклонистов в настоящий безопасный офшор, из которого выдачи нет. Находится он, естественно, в одном из штатов, входящих в Соединенные. Выбирайте, что больше понравится: Делавэр, Орегон, Аляска, Висконсин, Невада - территорий наберется два десятка Понятно, что сохранение банковской тайны и в этом "последнем из могикан" офшоре - вещь чисто декларативная. Но когда вы слышите то, что хотите услышать, разве можно расстаться с иллюзиями, что место, где секрет ваших денег никому не будет раскрыт, существует и вам точно известен его адрес? Пока Евросоюз радуется, что получит от обмена банковской информацией мелочь на карманные расходы, США вытрясают всё, что есть в сейфах всего мира.(https://regnum.ru/news/ec...)

21 января, 11:58

It's The End Of The Democratic Party As We Know It, And David Brock Feels Fine

AVENTURA, Fla. ― Senators, protesters and admirers weathered a cold, rainy day in the nation’s capital for the inauguration of President Donald Trump. One thousand miles or so to the south, roughly 120 Democratic donors and dozens of other party insiders retreated to a golf resort to regroup. It was a balmy funeral. Self-styled leaders of “the resistance” sipped cocktails around a heated outdoor pool, debated voter outreach strategies under the chandeliers of a piano bar and listened to hour after hour of presentations about What Went Wrong and how to right it. The event was organized by David Brock, a longtime Hillary Clinton operative whose various organizations collectively burned through $75 million in the 2016 election cycle only to watch their political patron fall to a reality TV demagogue. In the opening address of the conference at Turnberry Isle Resort, Brock defended both his own work and the direction of the Democratic Party. Trump’s election, he insisted, was a “black swan” event born of James Comey and “traitors inside the FBI.” Democrats should not “over-learn” the lessons behind their loss. Clinton, after all, won the popular vote by 3 million, despite Russian interference ― a grand achievement in the face of the vile sexism of voters who would not accept “one of the most qualified, dedicated, committed, forward-thinking and honorable people to ever seek the presidency of the United States.” Brock didn’t mention her paid speeches to Goldman Sachs. Brock’s only regret, if it can be called that, was the Clinton campaign’s refusal to follow his advice about Trump’s business record. Republican nominee Mitt Romney was known as a successful businessman before Barack Obama savaged him in 2012 over Cayman Islands investment schemes. A sustained campaign blasting “Don the Con,” Brock said, could have prevented the 2016 Rust Belt wipeout by focusing on Trump’s reliance on cheap foreign labor and his aggressive avoidance of federal tax bills. “Did Hillary’s own campaign rob her of the only anti-Trump argument that would have opened up the all-important economic issue to her advantage?” Brock asked. “That’s the inescapable conclusion.” It’s true that Clintonia botched its economic message. But Brock’s broad diagnosis of the Democratic Party’s ailment was so obviously wrong that many of the party elites he invited to speak at his Florida retreat rejected their host’s premise. Multiple speakers talked to reporters about a decade-long slide in state and local party viability, which resulted in the loss of over 900 state legislature seats in the Obama era. Did Hillary’s own campaign rob her of the only anti-Trump argument that would have opened up the all-important economic issue to her advantage? Democratic political operative David Brock   “I can tell you,” said one insider, “the conversations going on in those rooms are a long way from David’s talk.” Reporters were not allowed into most of the donor presentations, but many of the speakers spoke frankly to the press afterward about their assessment of the party’s predicament. “Everyone in that room agrees that absent the Comey letter and absent WikiLeaks, [Clinton] wins,” said Jon Cowan, president of the Third Way think tank. “It’s a close race. But you can’t start from that if you’re going to rebuild the Democratic Party …. Democrats are in their worst electoral position since the Civil War.” “The challenges that face working people ― and I’m not talking code for white working people but all people trying to survive in a 21st century economy ― [result from being] let down by an approach towards globalization and towards financialization and so forth that can’t be squared,” said Mike Podhorzer, political director at the AFL-CIO, the nation’s largest federation of labor unions. “That has to be acknowledged.” “Bernie Sanders won the primary in West Virginia,” said Ilyse Hogue, president of NARAL Pro-Choice America. “Bernie Sanders ran on a zero fossil fuels platform in a state that really, really wants its coal jobs back. So there’s a bigger thing at play than just the policy fights that are healthy within a party. And it’s a values proposition, and it’s the way we’re connecting with people from a values perspective.” The Brock dissenters at the Florida confab have their own differences. Cowan recently raised $20 million for a project to reinvigorate the party by ― many critics suggest ― essentially crushing the Sanders and Elizabeth Warren wing that has effectively assailed Trump’s Cabinet nominees after Clinton’s loss ― a strategy Brock himself ostensibly disavowed in an (admittedly odd) public letter to Sanders. But some of Brock’s allies aren’t ready to make nice. “Populism is inherently anti-government,” Cowan told Politico. “That works if you’re a right-wing conservative, like Donald Trump. That doesn’t work if you’re the party of government.” Others rejected the idea that Democrats need to choose between so-called identity politics and economic messaging, arguing that the party needed to work harder to reach working-class voters of all colors. “The Democratic coalition lives in the economy, all right?” former Bill Clinton campaign manager James Carville said. “The idea that somehow it’s only white working-class people that live in an economy and, you know, blacks, Hispanics, unmarried women, gay people ― they’re like everybody else…. That’s an insane argument to have!” While Brock’s stable of thinkfluencers battled over different visions of a Democratic Party re-think, Brock himself was asking for money to reboot the existing infrastructure. The Democrats got outflanked digitally by the hard right this round, he said. Ramping up funds for the ShareBlue.com space would probably do the trick. “[ShareBlue] was one of the few places online where Hillary supporters really felt safe,” Brock told reporters. “They developed a narrative that they stuck to for the entire campaign that Hillary was not a victim, but she was an underdog in a society plagued by sexism and media bias. And that might not have worked for the campaign, but it certainly lit up their audience, and people ate it up.” Other digital media outlets had failed to communicate just how great Hillary Clinton was in 2016, Brock said. “The Huffington Post isn’t what it was.” The reinvigorated ShareBlue project will be heralded by David Sirota, a deeply respected investigative journalist whose work has forced the resignations of officials in New Jersey and Connecticut. Sirota has cultivated a reputation as a nonpartisan corruption watchdog. Brock told reporters that moneyed Democrats generally shared his vision. “I think that donors don’t feel that we’re in as bad shape collectively as a party and a movement than what you might read about in the media,” Brock told reporters. At cocktail receptions and off-party whisper-sessions, Brock’s guests appeared comfortable. But few seemed enthusiastic about the party’s political prospects. And they may have grown accustomed to overpaying. “It’s a very nice tourist course,” a golf-enthusiast resort guest told HuffPost. “But it’s not worth $300 a round.” How will Trump’s first 100 days impact you? Sign up for our weekly newsletter to find out. -- This feed and its contents are the property of The Huffington Post, and use is subject to our terms. It may be used for personal consumption, but may not be distributed on a website.

21 января, 11:58

It's The End Of The Democratic Party As We Know It, And David Brock Feels Fine

AVENTURA, Fla. ― Senators, protesters and admirers weathered a cold, rainy day in the nation’s capital for the inauguration of President Donald Trump. One thousand miles or so to the south, roughly 120 Democratic donors and dozens of other party insiders retreated to a golf resort to regroup. It was a balmy funeral. Self-styled leaders of “the resistance” sipped cocktails around a heated outdoor pool, debated voter outreach strategies under the chandeliers of a piano bar and listened to hour after hour of presentations about What Went Wrong and how to right it. The event was organized by David Brock, a longtime Hillary Clinton operative whose various organizations collectively burned through $75 million in the 2016 election cycle only to watch their political patron fall to a reality TV demagogue. In the opening address of the conference at Turnberry Isle Resort, Brock defended both his own work and the direction of the Democratic Party. Trump’s election, he insisted, was a “black swan” event born of James Comey and “traitors inside the FBI.” Democrats should not “over-learn” the lessons behind their loss. Clinton, after all, won the popular vote by 3 million, despite Russian interference ― a grand achievement in the face of the vile sexism of voters who would not accept “one of the most qualified, dedicated, committed, forward-thinking and honorable people to ever seek the presidency of the United States.” Brock didn’t mention her paid speeches to Goldman Sachs. Brock’s only regret, if it can be called that, was the Clinton campaign’s refusal to follow his advice about Trump’s business record. Republican nominee Mitt Romney was known as a successful businessman before Barack Obama savaged him in 2012 over Cayman Islands investment schemes. A sustained campaign blasting “Don the Con,” Brock said, could have prevented the 2016 Rust Belt wipeout by focusing on Trump’s reliance on cheap foreign labor and his aggressive avoidance of federal tax bills. “Did Hillary’s own campaign rob her of the only anti-Trump argument that would have opened up the all-important economic issue to her advantage?” Brock asked. “That’s the inescapable conclusion.” It’s true that Clintonia botched its economic message. But Brock’s broad diagnosis of the Democratic Party’s ailment was so obviously wrong that many of the party elites he invited to speak at his Florida retreat rejected their host’s premise. Multiple speakers talked to reporters about a decade-long slide in state and local party viability, which resulted in the loss of over 900 state legislature seats in the Obama era. Did Hillary’s own campaign rob her of the only anti-Trump argument that would have opened up the all-important economic issue to her advantage? Democratic political operative David Brock   “I can tell you,” said one insider, “the conversations going on in those rooms are a long way from David’s talk.” Reporters were not allowed into most of the donor presentations, but many of the speakers spoke frankly to the press afterward about their assessment of the party’s predicament. “Everyone in that room agrees that absent the Comey letter and absent WikiLeaks, [Clinton] wins,” said Jon Cowan, president of the Third Way think tank. “It’s a close race. But you can’t start from that if you’re going to rebuild the Democratic Party …. Democrats are in their worst electoral position since the Civil War.” “The challenges that face working people ― and I’m not talking code for white working people but all people trying to survive in a 21st century economy ― [result from being] let down by an approach towards globalization and towards financialization and so forth that can’t be squared,” said Mike Podhorzer, political director at the AFL-CIO, the nation’s largest federation of labor unions. “That has to be acknowledged.” “Bernie Sanders won the primary in West Virginia,” said Ilyse Hogue, president of NARAL Pro-Choice America. “Bernie Sanders ran on a zero fossil fuels platform in a state that really, really wants its coal jobs back. So there’s a bigger thing at play than just the policy fights that are healthy within a party. And it’s a values proposition, and it’s the way we’re connecting with people from a values perspective.” The Brock dissenters at the Florida confab have their own differences. Cowan recently raised $20 million for a project to reinvigorate the party by ― many critics suggest ― essentially crushing the Sanders and Elizabeth Warren wing that has effectively assailed Trump’s Cabinet nominees after Clinton’s loss ― a strategy Brock himself ostensibly disavowed in an (admittedly odd) public letter to Sanders. But some of Brock’s allies aren’t ready to make nice. “Populism is inherently anti-government,” Cowan told Politico. “That works if you’re a right-wing conservative, like Donald Trump. That doesn’t work if you’re the party of government.” Others rejected the idea that Democrats need to choose between so-called identity politics and economic messaging, arguing that the party needed to work harder to reach working-class voters of all colors. “The Democratic coalition lives in the economy, all right?” former Bill Clinton campaign manager James Carville said. “The idea that somehow it’s only white working-class people that live in an economy and, you know, blacks, Hispanics, unmarried women, gay people ― they’re like everybody else…. That’s an insane argument to have!” While Brock’s stable of thinkfluencers battled over different visions of a Democratic Party re-think, Brock himself was asking for money to reboot the existing infrastructure. The Democrats got outflanked digitally by the hard right this round, he said. Ramping up funds for the ShareBlue.com space would probably do the trick. “[ShareBlue] was one of the few places online where Hillary supporters really felt safe,” Brock told reporters. “They developed a narrative that they stuck to for the entire campaign that Hillary was not a victim, but she was an underdog in a society plagued by sexism and media bias. And that might not have worked for the campaign, but it certainly lit up their audience, and people ate it up.” Other digital media outlets had failed to communicate just how great Hillary Clinton was in 2016, Brock said. “The Huffington Post isn’t what it was.” The reinvigorated ShareBlue project will be heralded by David Sirota, a deeply respected investigative journalist whose work has forced the resignations of officials in New Jersey and Connecticut. Sirota has cultivated a reputation as a nonpartisan corruption watchdog. Brock told reporters that moneyed Democrats generally shared his vision. “I think that donors don’t feel that we’re in as bad shape collectively as a party and a movement than what you might read about in the media,” Brock told reporters. At cocktail receptions and off-party whisper-sessions, Brock’s guests appeared comfortable. But few seemed enthusiastic about the party’s political prospects. And they may have grown accustomed to overpaying. “It’s a very nice tourist course,” a golf-enthusiast resort guest told HuffPost. “But it’s not worth $300 a round.” How will Trump’s first 100 days impact you? Sign up for our weekly newsletter to find out. -- This feed and its contents are the property of The Huffington Post, and use is subject to our terms. It may be used for personal consumption, but may not be distributed on a website.

20 января, 01:51

Democrats Had A Chance To Grill Steve Mnuchin, But They Didn’t Take it

Senate Democrats were presented with an easy opportunity on Thursday to deflate the populist bluster of the incoming Trump administration. For more than 5 hours, a second-generation ex-Goldman Sachs partner and hedge fund manager who owned and led a bank that foreclosed on tens of thousands of Americans in the wake of the 2008 financial crisis testified before the Finance Committee. Instead of sustained, focused questioning about Steve Mnuchin’s role running what activists called a “foreclosure machine” and personally reaping an estimated $380 million in the process, Democrats tried to pin Trump’s treasury secretary pick down on a huge swath of tax, trade and regulatory policies. Mnuchin was, unsurprisingly, largely noncommittal and where he did make specific pledges ― like beefing up the IRS’ budget ― it’s unlikely his word will mean much in any coming fight. And so what Democrats came out of the hearing with were small promises that Mnuchin can simply unwind in the future. Beyond Sens. Sherrod Brown (D-Ohio), Bob Casey (D-Pa.), and to a certain extent Robert Menendez (D-N.J.), Democrats largely let Mnuchin skate by and present himself as an executive who helped 101,000 people get loan modifications. (As Casey noted, those were only offers. Mnuchin couldn’t say how many of those people actually got modifications or how many were foreclosed on.) Sen. Dean Heller (R-Nev.) put Mnuchin in a very awkward place when he forced the nominee to admit he did not know how many people OneWest foreclosed on in Nevada, which was hit particularly hard by the housing crisis. Heller said he’d asked Mnuchin seven times and never received it. Foreclosure data is notoriously bad, but no senator pushed Mnuchin on why he hadn’t responded or if OneWest indeed had this data for Nevada or nationally. Mnuchin repeatedly defended OneWest saying that some foreclosures had been errors that were later corrected. When Sen. Brown (D-Ohio) asked him about 54 active military duty families that the bank had initiated foreclosure proceedings against, Mnuchin defended his record. “We unfortunately did foreclose on certain people in the military. It was quite unfortunate, it was inappropriate, we responded to those people and made them whole,” he said. “Every single person had the opportunity to have their mortgage reviewed and we corrected any errors. It’s not that I’m being defensive; I’m proud of our record.” The Treasury Department chairs the Committee on Foreign investments in the United States, which is charged with making sure foreign investments in the United States don’t jeopardize national security. When senators tried to push Mnuchin on his authority to review a foreign investment in Trump Organization, he repeatedly noted that he took the issue seriously.  “I think we can all acknowledge that we’re in a little bit of a unique situation that we haven’t had a president like this that owns these types of businesses,” he said. When Sen. Claire McCaskill (D-Mo.) pointed out the importance of having an independent auditor for Trump’s business, Mnuchin said he was optimistic that Trump would release more information on the arrangement, even though the president-elect has declined to release even his tax returns. “I think you’ve raised some very interesting comments and I’d be happy to follow up with you and I’m sure the president-elect will put out more information on this and I’m happy to inquire with him,” Mnuchin said. After Trump suggested during the campaign that he would refinance U.S. debt, Mnuchin said he supports raising the debt ceiling “sooner rather than later.” He also said that he does not support lifting sanctions against Russia right now, but needed more information on whether additional sanctions were needed against the country. The former Goldman Sachs banker also defended his failure to disclose $100 million in assets and his role as a director at an investment firm housed in the Cayman Islands. He blamed the lack of disclosure on the fact that he had to fill out a lot of complex paperwork and said it was “unintentional.” Sen. Elizabeth Warren (D-Mass.), who isn’t on the Finance Committee, noted that was not an excuse afforded to homeowners OneWest foreclosed on. -- This feed and its contents are the property of The Huffington Post, and use is subject to our terms. It may be used for personal consumption, but may not be distributed on a website.

20 января, 01:24

Dems Will Let Trump Have Just Two Of His Nominees When He Is Sworn In

function onPlayerReadyVidible(e){'undefined'!=typeof HPTrack&&HPTrack.Vid.Vidible_track(e)}!function(e,i){if(e.vdb_Player){if('object'==typeof commercial_video){var a='',o='m.fwsitesection='+commercial_video.site_and_category;if(a+=o,commercial_video['package']){var c='&m.fwkeyvalues=sponsorship%3D'+commercial_video['package'];a+=c}e.setAttribute('vdb_params',a)}i(e.vdb_Player)}else{var t=arguments.callee;setTimeout(function(){t(e,i)},0)}}(document.getElementById('vidible_1'),onPlayerReadyVidible); WASHINGTON — Two. That’s how many nominees Democrats are willing to approve for President-elect Donald Trump when he is sworn into office Friday. That’s a far cry from the seven appointees that President Barack Obama got when he was sworn in eight years ago, but Democrats say the Trump transition team bears all the blame for the scanty number. The problem, Senate Minority Leader Chuck Schumer (D-N.Y.) told reporters Thursday, is that Trump is trying to pick a “swamp cabinet” that is loaded with rich people carrying trunk loads of complicated ethical baggage. “Every day there is a report of a major ethical lapse by this cabinet, the swamp cabinet,” said Schumer. Among those he listed were Education Secretary nominee Betsy DeVos’ billions in wealth and unpaid $5 million election fine; Health Secretary nominee Rep. Tom Price’s potential insider trading of medical stocks; new reports that Treasury Secretary nominee Steven Mnuchin left millions of dollars of Cayman Island assets out of his techies disclosures, and Budget Director nominee Rep. Mick Mulvney’s revelations that he didn’t pay nanny taxes for four years. “The president-elect isn’t draining the swamp with his cabinet picks,” Schumer said. “He’s filling it up, contrary to everything he promised during his campaign.” Republicans have repeatedly pointed to the larger number of nominees that Obama got, arguing that Democrats are treating Trump unfairly. But Schumer insisted that Democrats flagged eight or nine nominees early on as some who would need to be subjected to tough hearings because of their wealth, complicated finances, or positions that Democrats find unacceptable. And he argued that those nominees have been slow to provide information that would allow Democrats to move more quickly. The Secretary of State nominee, former Exxon Mobil CEO Rex Tillerson, for instance, did not provide his completed ethics disclosures until the day before his hearing. DeVos still has not handed hers in, even after getting a hearing. “The more we learned about the nominees, the more important a thorough, fair process became, and the more it became clear Republicans were simply trying to jam through these nominees out of sight of the American people,” Schumer said. “They’re not really proud of this cabinet, and so they want the hearings to be as quick, as short and as bunched up as they can be.” He also insisted that Democrats were not being obstructionists or “dilatory,” which is why he said his party would back quick action on Defense Secretary nominee Gen. James Mattis and Department of Homeland Security Secretary nominee Gen. John Kelly. “Senators on both sides of the aisle have expressed support for the president-elect’s key national security nominees,” Schumer said, adding that Democrats would also at least start debate on CIA director nominee Rep. Mike Pompeo. Schumer said he was still in discussions with Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell on other nominees. Democrats changed the rules of the Senate in 2013 to allow appointments to be approved on simple majority votes, so they cannot stop any nominees without Republican help. But they can string out the process while seeking more information by refusing to waive time limits and other rules. “It’s possible that some other noncontroversial nominees could be considered relatively quickly, but from there, we intend to have a full and rigorous debate on the president-elect’s remaining nominees,” Schumer said. “Senate Republicans did not want to have a full debate on the merits of these nominees in committee, but they should be prepared to do so on the floor of the United States Senate.” -- This feed and its contents are the property of The Huffington Post, and use is subject to our terms. It may be used for personal consumption, but may not be distributed on a website.

19 января, 19:45

Mnuchin weathers attacks on funds, foreclosures

Democrats went after Trump’s pick for Treasury secretary but barely laid a glove on him.

19 января, 19:45

U.S. Treasury Nominee Steven Mnuchin Denies Exploiting Homeowners After Crash

function onPlayerReadyVidible(e){'undefined'!=typeof HPTrack&&HPTrack.Vid.Vidible_track(e)}!function(e,i){if(e.vdb_Player){if('object'==typeof commercial_video){var a='',o='m.fwsitesection='+commercial_video.site_and_category;if(a+=o,commercial_video['package']){var c='&m.fwkeyvalues=sponsorship%3D'+commercial_video['package'];a+=c}e.setAttribute('vdb_params',a)}i(e.vdb_Player)}else{var t=arguments.callee;setTimeout(function(){t(e,i)},0)}}(document.getElementById('vidible_1'),onPlayerReadyVidible); President-elect Donald Trump’s choice to head the U.S. Treasury, Steven Mnuchin, denied on Thursday that a bank he owned had profited at the expense of vulnerable homeowners in the aftermath of the 2007-2009 housing crash. In prepared testimony for his confirmation hearing before the Senate Finance Committee, the Wall Street veteran said accusations his OneWest Bank had operated as a “foreclosure machine” were untrue and politically motivated. “Since I was first nominated to serve as Treasury Secretary, I have been maligned as taking advantage of others’ hardships in order to earn a buck. Nothing could be further from the truth,” Mnuchin wrote in his opening statement. Mnuchin, a former Goldman Sachs executive, hedge fund manager and Hollywood film financier, would be the first Wall Street veteran to head the Treasury Department in eight years. Democrats, however, see an easy target in the more than 36,000 foreclosures that California-based OneWest pursued after Mnuchin struck a lucrative deal with the Federal Deposit Insurance Corp to absorb most of the losses from such actions. Senator Ron Wyden, the Finance Committee’s top Democrat, hammered Mnuchin on his record at OneWest, for the bank’s automated “robo-signing” of foreclosure documents and foreclosing on the widows of reverse mortgage holders. He also criticized Mnuchin’s use of tax havens such as Anguilla and the Cayman Islands to shelter hedge fund profits, questioning his qualifications to oversee a major revamp of tax laws to make them fairer to working Americans. “In Mr. Mnuchin’s case, millions of dollars in profits from Hollywood exports like the movie ‘Avatar’ were funneled to an offshore web of entities and investors,” Wyden said in his opening remarks. Finance Committee Chairman Orrin Hatch, a Republican, sharply criticized Democrats’ attacks against Mnuchin, which included a Capitol Hill forum on Wednesday that featured former OneWest borrowers who lost homes to foreclosure. “Objectively speaking, I don’t believe anyone can reasonably argue that Mr. Mnuchin is unqualified for the position,” Hatch said. Mnuchin argued that his bank was a “loan modification machine,” offering payment reductions to 101,000 borrowers to try to keep them in their homes, and said his turnaround of the failed IndyMac bank, which became OneWest, saved thousands of jobs and homes. The 54-year-old Mnuchin will also face questioning on how he intends to manage Trump’s tax cut and spending plans, which could significantly increase the U.S. deficit, fuel inflation and further boost the dollar’s value. He also must manage thorny economic relations with China even as Trump’s trade team plans tough measures against the Asian export powerhouse. And Trump recently usurped a function usually reserved for Treasury secretaries: commenting on the dollar’s value. The president-elect said the dollar was too strong, a move that roiled currency markets. (Reporting by David Lawder; Editing by Leslie Adler and Paul Simao) -- This feed and its contents are the property of The Huffington Post, and use is subject to our terms. It may be used for personal consumption, but may not be distributed on a website.

19 января, 19:11

Steven Mnuchin, Treasury Nominee, Failed to Disclose $100 Million in Assets

Mr. Mnuchin, who is testifying before the Senate Finance Committee, also did not list his role as a director of an investment fund in the Cayman Islands on a questionnaire.

18 января, 06:41

Дарина Кульсеитова прошлась по подиуму на "Мисс Вселенная" в купальнике

Претендентки на звание "Мисс Вселенная" прошлись по подиуму в купальниках. Среди 86 девушек была и уроженка Семея Дарина Кульситова, представляющая Казахстан, сообщает NUR.KZ. Участницы "Мисс Вселенная 2016". Фото: Министерство туризма Филиппин В Филиппинах в самом разгаре находится конкурс "Мисс Вселенная 2016". На острове Себу 18 января девушки предстали перед зрителями в купальных костюмах. Фото опубликовано 65thMissUniverse (@65thmissuniverse) Янв 16 2017 в 8:37 PST Участие в конкурсе принимают молодые красотки из 86 стран мира. Фото опубликовано Mariam Habach Santucci (@mariamhabach) Янв 17 2017 в 5:12 PST Фото опубликовано Andrea Tovar (@andreatov) Янв 17 2017 в 8:00 PST Казахстан на конкурсе представляет 19-летняя Дарина Кульситова из Семея. По словам девушки, уверенность в себе, счастье и красота - это то, что исходит изнутри, и она верит, что данный посыл должен распространяться. Дарина Кульситова. Кадр из видео: Rappler В свободное время участницы "Мисс Вселенная" успели пройтись по торговым центрам Филиппин и даже поучаствовать в фотосессиях нескольких молодежных брендов, таких как Uniqlo и Forever21. Фото опубликовано 65thMissUniverse (@65thmissuniverse) Янв 17 2017 в 1:03 PST Фото опубликовано 65thMissUniverse (@65thmissuniverse) Янв 17 2017 в 1:06 PST Фото опубликовано 65thMissUniverse (@65thmissuniverse) Янв 17 2017 в 1:07 PST Фото опубликовано 65thMissUniverse (@65thmissuniverse) Янв 16 2017 в 8:46 PST Судя по видео из закулисья, девушки, несмотря на борьбу, успели сдружиться. Видео опубликовано Andrea Tovar (@andreatov) Янв 17 2017 в 1:08 PST Мисс Испания. Фото: Министерство туризма Филиппин Мисс Германия. Фото: Министерство туризма Филиппин Кандидатки на звание "Мисс Вселенная" в этом году придутся по вкусу каждому. Здесь есть и "аппетитные" красотки, как мисс Каймановых островов, есть и статные красавицы, как мисс Испания, а можно полюбоваться миниатюрными мисс Корея и мисс Япония. Победительницу выберут 30 января в Маниле. Читайте также: Жители Челябинска случайно похоронили чужую бабушку вместо своей>> Первоклассник еще не знает, что потерял всю семью в трагедии под Бишкеком>> В Костанае при странных обстоятельствах пропал парень с долгом в 100 тыс. тенге>> В Индии отец пятерых детей на протяжении 12 лет насиловал сотни школьниц>> В Пакистане мать сожгла 18-летнюю дочь из-за нежеланной свадьбы>>  

13 января, 12:23

Современная золотая лихорадка в Судане

Такие новости тоже иногда заставляют начать вглядываться в наш материальный мир.Издание «Аш-Шарк Аль-Аусат» – международная ежедневная газета на арабском языке.Принадлежит к числу наиболее авторитетных арабских изданий.Основана в 1978 году в Лондоне, первый номер вышел в свет 4 июля 1978 года.Газета печатается в Лондоне, Марселе, Нью-Йорке, Франкфурте, Касабланке, Каире, Дубае и Бейруте, а также в Саудовской Аравии – Эр-Рияде, Джидде и Дахране.Основатель газеты – Хашим Али Хафез (скончался в 2006 году), подданный Саудовской Аравии.Заметка от 12 января 2017 года‘Sudan’s Gold Reserves Amounts to 1,550 Tons’Можно, конечно, сколько угодно извращаться в переводе, но смысл всё равно такой, что "золотые резервы Судана составляют (или вот-вот составят)) 1550 тонн".Точка." Министр минеральных ресурсов Судана доктор Ахмад Мохаммад аль-Карури сказал, что его страна обладает запасами золота, которые составили 1,550 тонн в 2016 году, и что его земли богаты тысячами тонн вероятных запасов золота и ожидает, что количество доказанных запасов превысит установленные в два раза в ближайшие несколько лет"Судана нет среди 40 стран с наибольшими золотыми резервамиА 1550 тонн (может 1,55 тонны?) -- это больше чем у России)Впрочем мало ли что скажет какой-то доктор...Но он же паразит продолжает):"controversial Russian company working on gold mining, known as Siberian, did not pay the $5 billion it pledged to pay in order to guarantee its investments due to problems it has been facing in Russia".ООО "Сибирская Золоторудная Компания" Siberian Mining Group was incorporated in the Cayman Islands with limited liability.The principal activities of the Group are holding mining rights and exploration rights of coal mines located in theRussian Federation (“Russia”)про обнаруженное в Судане золото у нас писали -- речь там шла о 33 тоннах золота (в общей сложности)здесь подборка заметок, на основании которых можно предположить, что "золото Судана" -- фишка с историей в 3 тысячи лет, и её пытаются продать всем, с кого потом можно потребовать деньги... нигерийско-суданский бизнес

11 января, 16:44

19,5% акций "Роснефти" достались QHG Share

Конечным владельцем госпакета "Роснефти" (19,5%), проданного в конце прошлого года, стал сингапурский офшор QHG Shares Pte. Ltd., отмечено в материалах "Роснефти".

11 января, 16:44

19,5% акций "Роснефти" достались QHG Share

Конечным владельцем госпакета "Роснефти" (19,5%), проданного в конце прошлого года, стал сингапурский офшор QHG Shares Pte. Ltd., отмечено в материалах "Роснефти".