Those MERCHANTS OF VENICE came from all global trading regions so were Jewish, Muslim, Catholic----but they almost all made it clear----THEY WERE NOT PRACTICING THEIR FAITH. Those global 1% and their 2% have always tended not to want to be disturbed by all those morals, ethics, Rule of Law, and GOD'S NATURAL LAWS. This is why those declining of wealth MERCHANTS OF VENICE scattering all over the world were go at POSING RELIGIOUS, POSING CONSERVATIVE, POSING LEFT SOCIAL DEMOCRAT-----they made great global 1% Wall Street players.
It is well documented that the CITY OF VENICE FROM 500-1500 AD was filled with the 1% and their 2% families from all over the trading world---these families were included in the SENATE GOVERNANCE----the city had almost NO PERMANENT RESIDENTS AS EVERYONE ELSE WAS IN A GLOBAL LABOR POOL moving constantly throughout Asia, Middle-East, Africa, Europe. City Center of rich global 1% and their 2% with only the global labor pool slaves constantly moving----SOUND FAMILIAR? It was this concentration of global rich on the East Coast of Italy that made the HOLY ROMAN EMPERORS NERVOUS ergo all the INTRIGUE.
CLINTON/BUSH/OBAMA these few decades have been building these same Foreign Economic Zone structures in US cities complete with the global labor pool and the CITY CENTERS to be filled with global 1% and their 2%.
Below we see only part of an article showing what a global trading empire looks like to those living in it. It was extreme wealth extreme poverty----it was global foreign rich integrated into Venetian society pressing their own business interests. US cities deemed Foreign Economic Zones will have this same structure ----a global 1% and their 2% living in Baltimore sharing business interests on global corporate campuses all bringing a global labor pool to rotate through these Foreign Economic Zones. The entire CITY STATE is dynamic----Here in Baltimore we are heading to just this as our BALTIMORE CITY CENTER becomes filled with global students----foreign corporate executives partnered to a global Johns Hopkins, a global UnderArmour campus with very few permanent city residents. Today's 600,000 will be those hitting the global labor pool overseas. We see a Filippo Malerbi as that foreign business family and the steps he took to integrate into the VENETIAN CITY STATE.
CLINTON/BUSH/OBAMA are not MOVING FORWARD ---they are eliminating a 1000 years of civility--------that which includes a WE THE PEOPLE WITH RIGHTS AS CITIZENS ABLE TO BUILD A STABLE, DIGNIFIED LIFE FOR OUR FAMILIES.
Venetian Trading Networks in the Medieval Mediterranean
Journal of Interdisciplinary History,
(Autumn, 2013), 157–179
the role of lower-rank venetians
The analysis of centralityacquaints us with the most active people in the 1418 to 1420 net-work. Without such analysis, the core group that emerges fromthe notarial records would otherwise have dissolved in the almost200 individuals actually quoted in the deeds. Half of this subset, aswe have seen, is comprised of lower-rank Venetians. Who werethey and how were they able to inªltrate a world dominated bytheir social superiors?Sketchy biographies of these merchants can be reconstructedfrom a variety of sources—chancery and court records, personalstatements, and even autobiographies—and micro-analysis can beused to discover their personal connections and the crucial skillsthat they brought to the Venetian business community. The recon-struction of their stories unveils a few surprises: First, the Venetiancitizens (Venetian but not noble) in the network came from a smallminority of naturalized foreigners. Second, these lower-rank businessmen were able to insinuate themselves into the network byªnding ways to circumvent the legal restrictions imposed by Venice on Greeks, foreigners, and colonial subjects. This article’s com-bination of network analysis with biography helps to conciliatewhat Tilly termed the “qualitative-quantitative divide” betweensocial-scientiªc and conventional forms of history. The aim of thisstudy is to challenge two assumptions: (1) that an exclusive focus onthe structure of networks cannot detect true social interaction, and(2) that non-nobles remained secondary in the Venetian system of business cooperation.
Together with colonial subjects and ethnic minorities, naturalized Venetians represented the smallest group of the doge’s subjects. However, three new citizens hide among the fourteen mostactive merchants in the 1418 to 1420 network. Because of the ob-stacles that they encountered, forcing them into a constant renegotiation of their rights, they present striking similarities with theother lower-rank Alexandrian traders.
Filippo Malerbi’s career as a merchant inEgypt was the result of a two-generation family strategy. His case illustrates how Venetian citizenship regulations could open a pathfor social mobility, allowing skilled newcomers to enter into Venice’s overseas networks.
This is the hype we are hearing from national and international media----they are selling this idea that the wealth distribution globally is more broad than it will actually be. This article was written in 2013 at the height of the global subpriming of US Treasury bonds-------Foreign Economic Zones around the world had other nations hawking their sovereign debt as well. These are the global 5% to the 1% Wall Street players who think they are winners. Just as with the decline of the MERCHANTS OF VENICE-----the casino global Wall Street is gearing up to wipe out all that wealth from these global millionaires.
This is what has modern day citizens fighting to be in that 5%----breaking down all the structures of civil society built for WE THE PEOPLE over these few centuries. THESE PLAYERS REALLY THINK THEY ARE IN THE GAME.
When this economic crash from global bond market collapse occurs our US cities deemed Foreign Economic Zones will see the transition of the 99% out----the global 1% and their 2% in----and our US 99% tracked into that global labor pool---creating the same global slave trading system as existed during the MEDIEVAL VENETIAN EMPIRE.
We had US economists like Krugman telling Americans the economy is great-----the rich getting richer-----and Krugman said that before the 2008 crash---and the media said the same before the 1929 economic crash ----only the global 1% ROBBER BARONS WIN.
Almost all of these supposed new millionaires are rich on stock investments that will disappear.
In Just 5 Years The World Will See A Stunning Increase In The Number Of Millionaires
- Oct. 9, 2013, 12:30 PM
There could be more than 47 million millionaires in the world by 2018, a 50% increase over the current number of millionaires, according to the latest Credit Suisse Global Wealth Report.
That number is expected to grow significantly among emerging economies, according to the report. The Asia-Pacific region could go from 5.2 million millionaires to 9 million, and China alone could nearly double its millionaire population in five years.
Growth in Brazil and Mexico could push Latin America to nearly 1 million millionaires in 2018.
Here's the projection from Credit Suisse:
For those old world secret society players-----whether black, white, brown citizen-----whether Jewish, Muslim, Catholic, Protestant----whether this frat or that sorority------who think they are creating another MERCHANTS OF VENICE-----we may be going back to that global trading format----but it will not look exactly like THE MERCHANTS OF VENICE IN 1500 AD.
What is different for those global 1%? They required a 2% and occasionally a temporary 5% to manage economic transitions or the 99% of global citizens. That is where those secret societies---the freemasons, the Jacobins, the Greeks used to create a space for themselves in the economic hierarchy of CLASS. The global 1% needed lots of people spying, surveilling, managing their foreign interests----KNOW WHAT? SMART CITIES TECHNOLOGY ELIMINATES ALL THOSE PEOPLE----no need for secret societies, business associations, global Wall Street posers. The global 1% are building all that they need to control, manage, and operate business and human capital. This system they are building will assure there will only be a GLOBAL 1% enslaving a 99% of global citizens.
The Atlanta City Hall and the Baltimore City Hall pols are those global 5% to the 1% players DOING ANYTHING THEY ARE TOLD----installing all these totalitarian policies-----its all to help the poor and the old and all global Wall Street had to do is give these players a few decades of high living.
Smart cities will facilitate the total monitoring, control and management of the population
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The century of 'big data' will be the century of unprecedented surveillance. The dream of tyrants down through history has been the total monitoring, control and management of the public, with the ability to predict the behaviour of entire populations the most efficient means of achieving this objective. For millennia, this has mainly existed in the realm of fantasy, however with the vast leap in technology in recent decades, this idea is becoming less a dystopian science fiction movie and more the daily business of totalitarian high-tech regimes.
Most readers are now familiar with the predatory surveillance practices of agencies such as the NSA and GCHQ, which high-level NSA whistleblower William Binney describes as "totalitarian" in nature, adding that the goal of the NSA is "to set up the way and means to control the population". Yet many people may not be aware of the next phase in 21st century surveillance grid; the 'smarter city'.
Promoted by some as a low-cost and efficient way of managing the workings of a city, others see the surveillance implications of such initiatives as chilling to say the least. Smart cities are broadly defined as digitally connected urban areas filled with ubiquitous sensors, monitors and meters, which collect data on every aspect of the city; from energy usage, to transport patterns. This data is then analysed and used by city planners to 'improve decision making'.
Today, more than half the world's population lives in urban areas - a trend that is set to accelerate into the future - meaning the smart city concept is going to affect the lives of billions of people around the world. India is at the forefront of this push as it plans to build 100 smart cities in the coming years, with Singapore set to become the world's first smart nation. Smart cities are not just confined to Asia however, as Glasgow (where I'm writing from), Rio de Janeiro, New Orleans and Cape Town are just a handful of cities involved in IBM's "smarter cities challenge".
Privacy in a Smart City
The global move towards a 'smarter planet' is a worrying prospect for many who are concerned with the growing erosion of privacy in the modern world. Can privacy exist in a smart city where every corner and crevice of the urban environment is fitted with digital sensors collecting data on every movement of the city 24 hours a day?
Furthermore, many of the supporters and proponents of smart initiatives are multinational corporations and notorious foundations, including IBM, Siemens, Cisco and the Rockefeller Foundation. The notion of corporate giants managing a smarter planet becomes even more troubling when you consider the history of companies such as IBM, which played a pivotal role in the holocaust and worked closely with Nazi Germany. Given IBM's dark history, should we trust it with the power to regulate and manage numerous cities around the world?
In an article for AlterNet titled: The Terrifying "Smart" City of the Future, Allegra Kirkland details some of the more disturbing aspects of a smarter planet:
"The surveillance implications of these sorts of mass data-generating civic projects are unnerving, to say the least. Urban designer and author Adam Greenfield wrote on his blog Speedbird that this centralized governing model is "disturbingly consonant with the exercise of authoritarianism." To further complicate matters, the vast majority of smart-city technology is designed by IT-systems giants like IBM and Siemens. In places like Songdo, which was the brainchild of Cisco Systems, corporate entities become responsible for designing and maintaining the basic functions of urban life.... Private corporations are the ones measuring and controlling these mountains of data, and that they don't have the same accountability to the public that government does."
The Age of Big Data and Predictive Policing
The amount of data generated in recent years has skyrocketed, with IBM CEO Ginni Rometty noting in a 2013 speech that "90% of all the data ever known to man has been created in the last two years". With this trend only set to continue into the future, the race is now on to develop systems to accurately predict the behaviour of entire populations through scanning copious volumes of data for behavioural patterns.
In Australia, the federal crime commission is now using big data systems to analyse patterns of behaviour in a quest to predict criminal activities before they occur. It seems the world is moving closer to the themes in the 1950's science fiction story by Philip K. Dick and the later film adaptation of the work, 'The Minority Report'.
It is not just Australia however that is engaged in such activities, as the Los Angeles Police Department (LAPD) has a division called the Real-Time Analysis and Critical Response Division (RACR). The RACR uses cutting-edge algorithmic systems and analytics in an attempt to predict future crime. British police in Kent have also been using a precrime software program called Predpol for two years, which analyses crimes based on date, place and category of offence, in order to assist police in making decisions on patrol routes.
The ethical and moral questions of the move towards predictive policing are obvious, leading many to fear a potential 'tyranny of the algorithm' in the future. With big data being used in the field of law enforcement to surveil and attempt to predict criminal behaviour, you can be assured that intelligence agencies and corporations will be using big data in the futuristic smart city to monitor and predict the behaviour of the city's population.
Crystal Ball Software
Back in 2010, we got a glimpse into the intentions of the CIA and Google when they funded a start-up company called 'Recorded Future', an organisation that claimed to have technology that could predict the future through collecting data from the internet. 'Recorded Future' attempts to scan the entire web looking for patterns and analyzing information on a global scale; with the companies CEO Christopher Ahlberg revealing that the software scans "8 billion data points, [from] 600, 000 sources" each week.
As the Internet of Things (IoT) continues to expand in size and scope producing even more data, demand for companies such as 'Recorded Future' by intelligence agencies and corporations will continue to increase. Techopedia defines the IoT as a "computing concept that describes a future where everyday physical objects will be connected to the Internet and be able to identify themselves to other devices." The number of devices connected to the internet has exploded in recent years, a trend that Cisco details in a 2011 report:
"In 2003, there were approximately 6.3 billion people living on the planet and 500 million devices connected to the Internet... Explosive growth of smartphones and tablet PCs brought the number of devices connected to the Internet to 12.5 billion in 2010... Cisco IBSG predicts there will be 25 billion devices connected to the Internet by 2015 and 50 billion by 2020."
Many have voiced privacy concerns over the idea of the internet being embedded in everything considering the fact that government agencies and corporate entities have been illegally collecting vast swaths of personnel information from the internet for years. As Michael Snyder writes in a recent article, "could an IoT create a dystopian nightmare where everyone and everything will be constantly monitored and tracked by the government? "
We are truly entering a 'Brave New World', where science fiction is becoming reality. But what input will the people of the world have in the creation of this 'Brave New World', and what role will representative government play?
Baltimore and Atlanta lead in these GATEWAY FOREIGN ECONOMIC ZONE policies on the East Coast with SMART CITIES MOVING FORWARD as fast as a global Wall Street 5% to the 1% can push it. Former civil rights leader John Lewis of Georgia meets a Steny Hoyer/Van Hollen of Maryland----meets a Nancy Pelosi of San Fran-----all US HOUSE leaders----all tied to cities MOVING FORWARD especially SMART CITIES----all while running and serving as Democrats pretending to work for labor and justice.
This is what will make the MEDIEVAL MERCHANTS OF VENICE trading region look tame-----as SMART CITIES eliminates that pesky issue of race and class----THERE WILL BE NO CLASS---only a global 1% from all races. Of course this is the 21st century goal----we all know each of those groups of 1% will have to fight to accumulate more wealth from those other 1%.
Don't forget----the US Constitution and the founding fathers created a HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVES AND A SENATE to give WE THE PEOPLE AS CITIZENS a chamber in Congress to use our guaranteed rights to legislate. The SENATE here in the US as the SENATE in the VENETIAN EMPIRE was expected to hold chambers for the more powerful and rich. Today we have the biggest global Wall Street players as leaders of our PEOPLE'S HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVES. This is how we have lost our voice.
ComputingChina Turns Big Data into Big BrotherThe country wants to assign citizens a score that determines their eligibility for everything from loans to education.
- by Jamie Condliffe
- November 29, 2016
That’s a reimagining of the introduction to George Orwell’s dystopian novel Nineteen Eighty-Four. But it’s also set to become a reality for citizens of China if the government’s dream of an authoritarian big-data scheme comes to fruition.
The Wall Street Journal reports that the Chinese government is now testing systems that will be used to create digital records of citizens’ social and financial behavior. In turn, these will be used to create a so-called social credit score, which will determine whether individuals have access to services, from travel and education to loans and insurance cover. Some citizens—such as lawyers and journalists—will be more closely monitored.
Planning documents apparently describe the system as being created to “allow the trustworthy to roam everywhere under heaven while making it hard for the discredited to take a single step.” The Journal claims that the system will at first log “infractions such as fare cheating, jaywalking and violating family-planning rules” but will be expanded in the future—potentially even to Internet activity.
Some aspects of the system are already in testing, but there are some challenges to implementing such a far-reaching apparatus. It’s difficult to centralize all that data, check it for accuracy, and process it, for example—let alone feed it back into the system to control everyday life. And China has data from 1.4 billion people to handle.
As the Financial Times reported earlier this year, it’s not currently well-equipped to do so. Speaking about the nation’s attempts to probe citizen data to measure creditworthiness, Wang Zhicheng of Peking University’s Guanghua School of Management told the newspaper, “China has a long way to go before it actually assigns everyone a score. If it wants to do that, it needs to work on the accuracy of the data. At the moment it’s ‘garbage in, garbage out.’”
Not that such issues are likely to stop officials from pursuing such a goal. The nation’s citizens already have to deal with strict Internet censorship, and Jack Ma, the founder of Chinese e-commerce site Alibaba, recently called on the government to use sweeping data analysis to identify criminals.
If China can work out how to corral its data across government departments, cities, and districts, the scoring system will simply be another Big Brother tactic in the nation’s increasingly totalitarian approach to governance.
Remember our DUDA OF POLAND------creating an environment in Poland that will look to move this former USSR satellite back to far-right authoritarianism----Poland was liberated as USSR was taken private to Russia while all its public wealth was privatized to a same 1% of citizens. Poland in these 20 years was the first of a European nation to tie to FOREIGN ECONOMIC ZONES and guess what? Polish citizens became the largest migrating unemployed pushed out of their nation all over Europe looking for work-----while that global 1% of Polish citizens enriched from Poland's move from socialists to hyper-global neo-liberalism----built that same global trade network. Here they are in South Korea with Foreign Economic Zones their citizens were not working. Today, the Polish economy is of course stagnant and dying just as in all Western nations tied to global Wall Street neo-liberalism----and these 1% are just looking for something to jump that Polish economy for their global labor pool former citizens.
Please visualize all these Foreign Economic Zone actions as one global 1% policy towards NEW WORLD ORDER----breaking down all global citizen sovereignty---creating global trade routes-----and we can be sure the above GLOBAL WALL STREET PLAYERS THINKING THEY ARE MERCHANTS OF VENICE-----will soon be one of those global 99% labor pool.
Here are those migrating Polish pushed from their nation as the 1% of Polish expanded to Foreign Economic Zones overseas. Those displaced Polish were allowed into European nations and UK to displace those workers----here we see UK unemployment soaring with Polish immigrants just one of many groups.
THIS IS CLINTON/BUSH/OBAMA these few decades with Foreign Economic Zones designed to create mass instability in our developed nations---creating global labor pool routes-----killing all the gains of WE THE PEOPLE over a century.
Polish Migration To Britain- Brits Losing Jobs To Migrants
Report on immigrants from Poland settling in Britain, the effect on local communities, low-paid jobs for immigrants and rising unemployment of British…
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Poland, Korea fete 27 years of economic partnership
Published : 2016-10-24 20:24
Updated : 2016-10-24 20:27
The first contact between Polish and Korean government officials took place in late October of 1988 following the Summer Olympics hosted in Seoul. A series of meetings in Korea between the ministries of foreign affairs, trade and sports ripened the conditions for diplomacy, at a time when Poland was still a communist country and Korea a domineered democracy.
Over the next 27 years, the two countries pushed forward their ties to become indispensable partners, sharing the commitment to human dignity, market economy and cultural diversity.
Diplomatic allies since 1989 and Strategic Partners since 2013, the two-way trade volume grew more than 53-fold to $3.7 billion last year. Korea is the second-largest Asian investor in Poland, while Poland is Korea’s largest investment market in Central and Eastern Europe and eighth-largest trade partner worldwide.
(From left) Polish Undersecretary of State Robert Grey, Korean Deputy Foreign Minister for Economic Affairs Lee Tae-ho, Polish Foreign Minister Witold Waszczykowski, Polish Ambassador to Korea Krzysztof Ignacy Majka, Polish Deputy Minister of Economic Development Tadeusz Koscinski, Polish Deputy Minister of Treasury Mikolaj Wild and Polish parliamentarian Tomasz Latos (Joel Lee / The Korea Herald)
Polish Foreign Minister Witold Waszczykowski (Joel Lee / The Korea Herald)
Last week, the two governments signed the “Action Plan for the implementation of the Strategic Partnership” for 2017-20, outlining clear directions and guidelines for future cooperation.
“We are very pleased that Korean conglomerates are choosing Poland for investment,” Polish Foreign Minister Witold Waszczykowski said at a reception marking the 27 years of bilateral economic cooperation in Seoul on Wednesday.
“We perceive it as a validation of our market quality and our country as a gateway to Europe. We also see it as an appreciation of our people’s skills and experiences. Korean projects in Poland are complex and innovative, and contribute greatly to our economy by creating jobs and transferring knowledge.”
Particularly since the European Union-Korea free trade agreement came into force in 2011, Polish export to Korea has been steadily rising, he said.
LOT CEO Rafal Milczarski (left) and Korea Tourism Organization strategy division director Min Min-hong sign a memorandum of understanding in Seoul on Sept. 18 marking the maiden flight of LOT Polish Airlines from Warsaw to Seoul. (Joel Lee / The Korea Herald)
LOT Polish Airlines’ Boeing 787 Dreamliner (LOT Polish Airlines)
On Tuesday, a maiden direct flight between Warsaw and Seoul was launched through LOT Polish Airlines’ Boeing 787 Dreamliner, which will offer nonstop service between the two cities three times a week, each way. Offering connections to nearly 60 European destinations, the air carrier -- providing the business class, premium economy class and economy class -- is expected to greatly reduce travel time while boosting tourism and commerce.
“A generation ago, Poland was a distant country from Korea behind the Iron Curtain,” said Lee Tae-ho, Korean Deputy Foreign Minister for Economic Affairs, in a speech. “Now, Poland is just one flight away. Vibrant people-to-people exchange and flow of goods and resources will pull our two countries even closer.”
Noting both nations have overcome geopolitical adversities to keep their identities, the minister argued that last year’s winning of the International Chopin Piano Competition by Korean pianist Cho Seong-jin was “possible only because Poland and Korea have walked similar historical paths, and Koreans have developed a profound understanding of Polish culture.”
“Poland is a drawbridge onto the European market and gateway for the Eurasia Initiative, Seoul’s foreign policy aimed at vitalizing connectivity between Europe and Asia,” Lee stressed. “Korea is also an open door to the Asian market for Polish products and services. With its strategic location in East Asia, Korea has free trade agreements with major markets worldwide, including China.”
Polish Ambassador to Korea Krzysztof Ignacy Majka (Joel Lee / The Korea Herald)
Slawomir Majman, Employers of Poland advisor to the president (left) and Federation of Korean Industries advisor Lee Youn-soo sign a memorandum of understanding at the Poland-Korea Economic Forum on Wednesday. (Joel Lee / The Korea Herald)
Korean enterprises, chiefly LG Electronics, Samsung Electronics, Mando, Doosan Group, SK Chemicals and Korea Telecom, among others, have bankrolled investment in Poland, the largest economy in Central and Eastern Europe with a population of 38.5 million.
At the Poland-Korea Economic Forum on Wednesday morning, during which the Federation of Korean Industries and Employers of Poland signed a memorandum of understanding, FKI adviser Lee Youn-soo said Poland’s investment climate has continually improved, with the majority of Korean firms plowing capital into green field investment and manufacturing.
“Connecting Western and Eastern Europe, Poland has great potentials as a production and transport hub,” Lee asserted.
Poland, located in the heart of Central Europe, has 14 Special Economic Zones throughout the country that offer various tax exemptions. The country is the largest recipient of the European Union Funds with some $90 billion slotted for 2014-20.
Investment opportunities lie in automotive, aerospace, electronics, business services centers, research and development, information communications technology, renewable energy, biotechnology, electronic appliances, yachting and food sectors, according to Tadeusz Koscinski, Polish Deputy Minister of Economic Development.