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February 13, 2009
Global economic crisis threatens U.S. security interests

The new director of U.S. national intelligence, Dennis Blair, told Congress on Thursday that the top threat facing the United States was not terrorism or nuclear proliferation, but the global economic downturn, which has led to increasing anger, despair and protest around the world.

“Instability can loosen the fragile hold that many developing countries have on law and order, which can spill out in dangerous ways to the international community,” Blair said.

Steven Schrage, who holds the Scholl Chair in International Business at the Center for Strategic and International Studies, joins Martin Savidge to discuss how the economic problem can generate security concerns, which countries face increasing destabilization and the role of protectionism.

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I think there is enough blame to go around. The USA has abused credit, lived beyond our requirements and allowed the movers of money to over-accumulate; but this is a common global problem. Certainly, China has expanded it cities without regard to the overall sanity of it all.

The security of all is at stake with the current unnatural state of society. The USA has the least to fear, because we will not starve.

Of course, Europe has a better health care model.

Neil in Atlanta


An Addendum to my previous message…

The following site is proposed…

Leonardo’s drawing combines a careful reading of the ancient text with his own observation of actual human bodies.

Again, read “above” and “between” the lines
of the literal words.


What is at the end of an arm but a hand?
And what use is attached to the extended hand
but the arm which once raised again leads to the
shoulder of a body whose other extensions when uplifted will still be only able to be raised to the degree defined by the limitations involved even when stretched out according to the boundaries fixed by the nature of the square
and the circumference defined by the perception of the circle if when what is pictured
in the mind in any way resembles
da Vinci’s Vitruvian Man.

Yet these limitations might only apply only so long as the body remains intact and if the left hand does not despise what the right hand is doing.

Yet if the Vitruvian Man of the World is at war with himself… (?)


I really appreciate your program. It helps me know what is going on in the world, which is very important. thanks.

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