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September 2, 2009
How You See It: Global economy

Data released Wednesday show that consumer spending rose in Europe in the second quarter of the year. That’s another encouraging sign that the global recession may be easing.  Still, unemployment in Europe and the U.S. remains high.

How confident are you that the global recession is ending?

Tell us what you think in the comments section below.

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16 comments

#16

Jacob, I dont understand your posts on “Full Spectrum Dom…” Are you sure you posted to the right forum ?

#15

US Department of Defense:

Full-spectrum dominance means the ability of U.S. forces, operating alone or with allies, to defeat any adversary and control any situation across the range of military operations.

Joint Vision 2020:

The label full spectrum dominance implies
that US forces are able to conduct prompt,
sustained, and synchronized operations with
combinations of forces tailored to specific
situations and with access to and freedom to
operate in all domains – space, sea, land, air,
and information. Additionally, given the global
nature of our interests and obligations, the
United States must maintain its overseas
presence forces and the ability to rapidly
project power worldwide in order to achieve
full spectrum dominance.

High Frontier: Volume 3, Number 2

While other nations may be overly sensitive about US unilateralism,
the new NSP does nothing to disabuse that perception.
The short unclassified version of the document heavily
emphasizes national security to the extent of stridency. Many
NSP phrases, such as the following, forward the perception of
US unilateralism in space:
The United States:
• Rejects any limitations on the fundamental rights of
the United States to operate in and acquire data from
space.
• Will … dissuade or deter others from either impeding
those rights or developing the capabilities intended to
do so.
• Will take those actions necessary to protect its space
capabilities, respond to interference and deny, if necessary,
adversaries the use of space capabilities to US
national interests.
• Will oppose the development of new legal regimes or
other restrictions that seek to prohibit or limit US access
to or use of space. Proposed arms control agreements
or restrictions must not impair the rights of the United
States to conduce research, development, testing and
operations or other activities in space for US national
interests.12

http://www.timesonline.co.uk/tol/comment/columnists/bronwen_maddox/article605583.ece

But America has rejected the desire by 160 other countries to have United Nations talks about banning an arms race in space, an extravagantly unilateral approach whose appeal you might have thought would have been tarnished by its experience in Iraq.

#14

US Department of Defense:

Full-spectrum dominance means the ability of U.S. forces, operating alone or with allies, to defeat any adversary and control any situation across the range of military operations.

http://www.fs.fed.us/fire/doctrine/genesis_and_evolution/source_materials/joint_vision_2020.pdf

The label full spectrum dominance implies
that US forces are able to conduct prompt,
sustained, and synchronized operations with
combinations of forces tailored to specific
situations and with access to and freedom to
operate in all domains – space, sea, land, air,
and information. Additionally, given the global
nature of our interests and obligations, the
United States must maintain its overseas
presence forces and the ability to rapidly
project power worldwide in order to achieve
full spectrum dominance.

High Frontier: Volume 3, Number 2

While other nations may be overly sensitive about US unilateralism,
the new NSP does nothing to disabuse that perception.
The short unclassified version of the document heavily
emphasizes national security to the extent of stridency. Many
NSP phrases, such as the following, forward the perception of
US unilateralism in space:
The United States:
• Rejects any limitations on the fundamental rights of
the United States to operate in and acquire data from
space.
• Will … dissuade or deter others from either impeding
those rights or developing the capabilities intended to
do so.
• Will take those actions necessary to protect its space
capabilities, respond to interference and deny, if necessary,
adversaries the use of space capabilities to US
national interests.
• Will oppose the development of new legal regimes or
other restrictions that seek to prohibit or limit US access
to or use of space. Proposed arms control agreements
or restrictions must not impair the rights of the United
States to conduce research, development, testing and
operations or other activities in space for US national
interests.12

http://www.timesonline.co.uk/tol/comment/columnists/bronwen_maddox/article605583.ece

But America has rejected the desire by 160 other countries to have United Nations talks about banning an arms race in space, an extravagantly unilateral approach whose appeal you might have thought would have been tarnished by its experience in Iraq.

#13

“Although unlikely to be challenged by
a global peer competitor, the United States
will continue to be challenged regionally.
The globalization of the world economy will
also continue, with a widening between
“haves” and “have-nots.” Accelerating
rates of technological development will be
increasingly driven by the commercial sector
— not the military. Increased weapons
lethality and precision will lead to new operational
doctrine. Information-intensive
military force structures will lead to a
highly dynamic operations tempo.”

http://www.fas.org/spp/military/docops/usspac/visbook.pdf

***

Our United States Space Command seems to think the answer is “no” to the global economy getting better, and they seem to be taking the steps necessary to insure that the one’s who own the means of weaponry production and the ones who approve of them will maintain their riches.

***

Both Noam Chomsky and John Pilger have stated this document should be headline news.

The “High Frontier” journal for space and missile professionals also use FAS as a reference source and many other .mils quote and reference “Vision for 2020”.

#12

“Although unlikely to be challenged by
a global peer competitor, the United States
will continue to be challenged regionally.
The globalization of the world economy will
also continue, with a widening between
“haves” and “have-nots.” Accelerating
rates of technological development will be
increasingly driven by the commercial sector
— not the military. Increased weapons
lethality and precision will lead to new operational
doctrine. Information-intensive
military force structures will lead to a
highly dynamic operations tempo.”

http://www.fas.org/spp/military/docops/usspac/visbook.pdf

***

Our United States Space Command seems to think the answer is “no” to the global economy getting better, and they seem to be taking the steps necessary to insure that the one’s who own the means of weaponry production and the ones who approve of them will maintain their riches.

***

Both Noam Chomsky and John Pilger have stated this document should be headline news.

The “High Frontier” journal for space and missile professionals also use FAS as a reference source and many other .mils quote and reference “Vision for 2020”.

http://www.afspc.af.mil/shared/media/document/AFD-070322-103.pdf

#11

I see a change with a small increase in profit of my small at home custom shirts hobby/business.

#10

We so appreciate this news show.

#9

I say: We’ve only just Begun!

We haven’t Seen the WORST of it yet!!

Peace, Love & Respect.

#8

“If you are in need of orthopedic surgery in Canada, the wait is 38 weeks”

If you need the same in US and have no insurance or money there is no surgery?

Life threatening illness with no money or insurance and the wait is 3 years starting after you liquidate all your possesions

Unsustainable growth is not growth

We are a modern bubble society and everyone is after the biggest one

#7

Of course it will get worse, the government is printing money which devalues the dollar. Then they want to socialize medicine which will further bankrupt the country. If you are in need of orthopedic surgery in Canada, the wait is 38 weeks! God save America

#6

9/2/09 No, the economy is not getting better BECAUSE it is envirnmentally destabilizing. Why shoul an economy fostering and inducing the polluting of the atmosphere, foodstuffs, waterways and demoralizing and degrading health, family stability, and human lives with wars, toxic chemicals and contaminants, lingering dominance by criminal elements, financial schemes, credit excesses and fraud get better? If there were no ‘better Providence’ powerfully at work and now at last guiding the course of human affairs toward a better destiny all such abuses and maladaptations would be ever overlooked and glossed over and allowed to prosper. But thankfully modern day materialistically based notions and schemes do not decree or ever determine outcomes.

#5

Recent worldwide government actions have doubled the size of the economic dilemma, and kicked it down the block into our children’s court, because we cannot or will not deal with it. In reality, the dilemma is simply the use of non existent money. Think of credit as money that you steal from your children.

#4

Amen, Brother!

And, perhaps: …we did bump
or thump into one another
in a life long ago
or some previous life.

#3

We are in a recession?

I missed another meeting ?

Well, Obama can’t save the world with his tasting device strapped to his shoe or foot in mouth

Truly poor section to only have 1 TV, here we have 5 TV’s but only 3 & 1/2 channels. True poverty is a single radio and no batteries, I guess you and I are lucky to be able to internet freely ?

Did I bump into you long ago?

#2

“…more foreclosures and we will be as close to a depression as we can get without jumping out a window…”

Well spoken!

Assuming
there is still an actual window
that hasn’t been broken by Reality
into the shattered Glass of Illusions
by someone trying to break through their depression by busting into a living room
which may have yet a solitary TV
still turned on which will be saying
that we are only in a recession.

#1

The bounce before the ball rests on the bottom. The United States missed the ball bailing out the failing auto industry and banks that are soon to run their own customers off with higher fees and penalties

When the US automakers go belly up and unemployment spikes once again, over the road trucking will take a nose dive, the housing bubble residue will reek, more foreclosures and we will be as close to a depression as we can get without jumping out a window

Some major mistakes have been made insuring the highest paid workers will keep their golden parachute and keeping health insurance from those who need it most is like pouring salt on an open wound

Household & NPISH final consumption expenditure, now these numbers have no real meaning as there is no real account for population growth or decline, your just crunching numbers, toss in some fractal numbers with real time population statistics and take a real time look at what people are doing

Break it down to the facts, there are two classes, the wealthy and the working class poor and those we do not count

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