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Will Brazilian President Lula Squash the Nuclear Beef Between Iran and the West?

According to Pepe Escobar, there’s a good chance:

“Iran has all but agreed that Brazil should be the mediator between Tehran and the United Nations – rather than the axis of the US, Britain and France inside the UN Security Council, plus Germany – to finally settle the Iranian nuclear dossier. According to the Fars news agency, after his visit early this week to New York, Iranian President Mahmud Ahmadinejad, in a phone call with Venezuelan President Hugo Chavez, told him that Iran had agreed with the Brazilian proposal for a nuclear fuel swap deal for the Tehran research reactor, which produces medical isotopes for cancer treatment. The proposal will be discussed in detail when Brazilian President Luiz Inacio Lula da Silva visits Tehran by the end of next week.”

-Asia Times

Gulf Coast Spill Statistics

via Urban Cartography

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Worlds Largest Photograph: Dubai in 45 gigapixels

Source: cnet

Dubai has one-upped Paris’ 26 gigapixel picture with a 45 gigapixel photo of their skyline. Now the city can claim among other things, the largest photo-  which captures the tallest building… go figure.

Has Noah’s Ark Finally Been Found?

Source: Streetknowledge

“In the archaeological realm, it is easy to see that the discovery of Noah’s Ark would be “the greatest archaeological discovery of all time.” If the flood of Noah indeed wiped out the entire human race and its civilization, as the Bible teaches, then the Ark constitutes the one remaining major link to the pre-flood World. No significant artifact could ever be of greater antiquity or importance.” (Institute for Creation Research)

Global Economic Power to Shift as BRIC Countries Demand More Power in IMF

We have Luxemburg, the Netherlands and Belgium that have more voting power than Brazil, China and India. This is completely absurd. So the BRICs have to start their pressure from the inside and that is – try to alter and ameliorate at least the Bretton Woods institutions and start to actually act as new emerging economic powers in the world.”

-Pepe Escobar


Cyber Threats Increasing

No April Fools joke.

The other day President Obama’s twitter account got hacked which just goes to show you how privacy is fading away, or at least getting more expensive. I saw the video below on 60 minutes a while back and meant to do a post on it but never got around to it. Where gonna see these type of incidents more and more. Some of you might already heard about google getting hacked in China.

part 1

part 2

Dan Senor, Author of Startup Nation on CNBC [video]

Dan Senor, the author of Startup Nation: The Story of Israel’s Economic Miracle discusses key factors on why Israel is one of the fastest growing and most innovative economies on the planet despite being in a constant state of war.

Many countries could gain alot by studying Israel’s example and utilizing some of it’s policies- especially developing countries.