Watched Zeitgeist 3 today and to be honest i think it's quite interesting. Especially the parts about the economy and banking. This version was released on January 15th 2011, but I didn't had time to watch it until now (it's a stunning 2 hours and 40 minutes). The movie contains four parts: human nature, social pathology, project earth and rise. For those who want to watch this but didn't saw the first two parts of Zeitgeist, it's not necessary so you can jump right in. The video below is a trailer, if you want to watch the full movie on youtube just follow the link at the bottom. What do you guys think, is it all conspiracy or is there some truth in it?
Sunday, February 13, 2011
More than half of world ethanol production is produced from sugar and sugar byproducts, with Brazil being by far the world leader. Currently, there is no commercial production of ethanol from sugarcane or sugar beets in the United States, where 97 percent of ethanol is produced from corn. Above you see the price of sugar rising and this is exactly also happening with corn.
Is it worth to use biofuel and live greener, but risking that in the poor countries the prices for food rise too much? I think we should look to other "green" sources and move our focus on big companies instead of the consumer.
As we all know, the demonstrations begin when the food prices in that region went up. Well not only in that region, in fact in the whole world the prices went up. The rises do not only have to do with bad crop or bad monetary policy. But also with us living greener and using food to drive "green", of course this will pressure the food prices, as the demand gows with our needs.
I found a useful website, where they state whit the top 25 countries who are in danger.
The question now is, will this lead to regime overthrows in other countries?
Saturday, February 12, 2011
After Tunisia's president Ben Ali, Mubarak yesterday threw in the towel.
Hosni Mubarak, the Egyptian president, has resigned from his post, handing over power to the armed forces.
Omar Suleiman, the vice-president, announced in a televised address that the president was "waiving" his office, and had handed over authority to the Supreme Council of the armed forces.
Suleiman's short statement was received with a roar of approval and by celebratory chanting and flag-waving from a crowd of hundreds of thousands in Cairo's Tahrir Square, as well by pro-democracy campaigners who attended protests across the country on Friday.
The crowd in Tahrir chanted "We have brought down the regime", while many were seen crying, cheering and embracing one another.
Post-Mubarak era dawns on Egypt - Middle East - Al Jazeera English
The best live footage we got, came from Al-Jazeera in my opinion. Even if they had been kicked out officially, they would stream every second live from the Tahrir Square. The question now is, on which country will the camera's zoom in next. My guess is Algeria, but we will see in the coming days.
Hello there, nice to see you on my blog. This blog will about my thoughts and all the new events that take place in the world. Especially the events and the uprisings we now see in the Middle-East. I will try to to keep up these events and their the question why they happen. I think one thing is sure, the world will never be the same again.