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tea party ?

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formerly, i heard the “tea party” words in the junior high school in a history class. it was ten years ago. now, as the midterm election in the US become a trending topics, the “tea party” word come into sight again. the question, what is actually the current “tea party movement” ?

according to some analysis, the current tea party movement share the same idea with the tea party that existed centuries ago and known as the boston tea party. the shared idea is to deny the rising tax. the current movement deny tax as the feds raised it nearly three times than usual. for every US citizen, it is a hard situation. but for US government, tax is needed for the economic recovery. the issue triggered a serious debate that now fueled US midterm election.

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Written by Berita Demokrasi

November 3, 2010 at 10:49 am

is obama a bonus ?

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i deeply concerned how the US government undertake their public diplomacy. since obama’s victory, US have manipulated his image internationally for public diplomacy purpose. formerly, I have searched that Bush was not the source for US public diplomacy. but Obama, just like a bonus for US public diplomacy strategy. how come ?

it is deeply rooted on global frustration on Bush, his administration, and US foreign policy toward Iraq, Afghanistan, and recent global economic crisis. I think, this is a hard situation for US diplomat regarding positive image of the US. unexpectedly, there is Obama that come into view as a promising successor for Bush. Obama become expected figure not only for US citizen but also for global community. beyond such a high expectation then, Obama is now become main source for US public diplomacy. just see how US Dept of State manipulate his positive image for such a particular issues.

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Written by Berita Demokrasi

November 2, 2010 at 7:54 am

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how to devaluate money ?

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why devaluate ? because it could make your currency more competitive. in other word, devaluation could make your export cheaper than any other country. as a consequence, it could also cause trade imbalance. especially with other countries that the currency is not competitive.

according to recent slate coverage about the currency war issue, there are various ways to devaluate money. first, government could devaluate its currency by print more money. second, government could devaluate its currency by buying another countries debt. there are many more complex strategy to devaluate money. but those two are the most effective strategy.

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Written by Berita Demokrasi

November 2, 2010 at 5:43 am

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currency war: the defitinion

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i have read slate coverage about the latest currency war. slate wrote an inspiring coverage about the fundamental knowledge of the war. therefore, the article mainly talking about the definition, the basic knowledge that is needed to move to a more serious discussion about the currency war.

 

A "currency war" is just a headline writer’s term for what economists describe as "competitive devaluation." It’s helpful, in this context, to think of a dollar or a euro—any currency, really—as just another product: Its value goes up and down according to market forces. At any given time, any given currency exists in a global market determined by supply (how much of a currency exists) and demand (how much investors want to buy goods and assets denominated in that currency).

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Written by Berita Demokrasi

November 2, 2010 at 5:17 am

currency war

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currency manipulation is the government’s new weapon. as BBC said, it is government’s new weapon for the battle for economic recovery. many country have tried to undervalue their currency to raise the level of competitiveness of the currency. no wonder, some expert call it “competitive devaluation

the issue now evoke intense debate among money expert. there are two main position on the debate. first, government said that currency manipulation will raise the competitiveness of certain domestic economy. second, some money expert said that such manipulation will be dangerous for the recovery battle itself. therefore, the issue will be a hot topic for the next G-20 meeting in Seoul, South Korea.

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Written by Berita Demokrasi

November 2, 2010 at 4:36 am

deepwater horizon

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It is too late again to analyze the largest accidental oil spill in the history of petroleum industry. the only question is, what is deepwater horizon ?

I just found that deepwater horizon actually the name of an mobile oil rig. previously, I imagined that deepwater horizon is a specific glossary on petroleum industry. I googled it and finally found that it is not a specific glossary, just a specific name of mobile oil rig that exploded on the Mexico gulf in the middle of 2010. 

The Deepwater Horizon was a 9-year-old semi-submersible mobile offshore drilling unit, a massive floating, dynamically positioned drilling rig that could operate in waters up to 8,000 feet (2,400 m) deep and drill down to 30,000 feet (9,100 m).

the most interesting are the complex network behind the rig. we can see the interaction among world biggest petroleum company. the rig was produced by Korean heavy industry manufacturer, Hyundai and owned by Transocean. subsequently, the rig was operated under Marshallese flag of convenience. between March 2008 to September 2013, BP leased it. unexpectedly, the rig exploded in April 2010.

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Written by Berita Demokrasi

October 29, 2010 at 8:26 am

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Could Afghan Win The War ?

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it seem like since a long time ago US and it’s allies involved in a war against Taliban. people are worrying about the victory. it seems that US and it’s allies won’t win the war. but, Yahya Massoud denied such argument. in his recent analysis, he argued there is still a chance to win the war. according to Massoud, the only key is, full control on such mountainous border between Afghanistan and Pakistan. border become an issue since it is actually the heart of Taliban’s defense.

Technically, Taliban is an extraordinary organization. they could life even in such condition that is full of limitation. they still on fire even the heart of Afghanistan is controlled by the US and allies troops. but since they hold the border, they are eternal organization. historically, the border are nightmare for outsiders. decades ago, Russia was defeated because the couldn’t the mountain. now, The US and its allies are in danger. if they couldn’t seize the mountain, it means that they are going to be failed.

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Written by Berita Demokrasi

August 2, 2010 at 8:21 am

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