The initiative was discussed at the October meeting of the Security Council, which is Russia’s top consultative body on national security. President Vladimir Putin personally set a deadline of August 1, 2018 for the completion of the task, the RBC news agency reported.
While the US Dollar remains the most popular global trading and reserve currency, this is rapidly changing. A BRICS backed cryptocurrency may be both the proverbial ‘Dollar buster’ as well as a ‘sanctions buster’.
The Head of the Russian Direct Investment Fund (RDIF) Kirill Dmitriev has stated that the BRICS may opt to create their own cryptocurrency for the purposes of global commerce.
A cryptocurrency is a digitally based means of exchange wherein the value of said currency is not determined by a central-bank. Most cryptocurrencies can be converted into state-issued currencies (Dollars, Euros, Yuan, etc.) through various foreign exchange services.
Currently, one of the biggest issues facing cryptocurrency development is the fact that they are not backed up by any central bank. However, many also see this apparent disadvantage as a possible opportunity, particularly where unilateral Dollar based sanctions are concerned.
H/t reader kevin a:
“Wow, was waiting for this..”
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During the BRICS Summit in Xiamen, Dmitriev told journalists that Brazil, Russia, India, China and South Africa could develop its own alternative to other payment tools.
“While there is a focus on settlements in national currencies, cryptocurrencies are also being discussed as one of the possible settlement mechanisms,” Dmitriev explained.
“Global ‘Warming’ has arrived,” says reader Martin Siebert. “Minus 8,8°C in SC-highlands.”
19 July 2017 – The intense cold that entered Brazil on Monday, July 17, caused extremely low temperatures in the South Region. For the second consecutive day was extreme cold.
All states recorded temperatures below freezing. The lowest temperature in Brazil on July 19 was negative 8.8 ° C in Bom Jardim da Serra followed with 7.5 ° C below zero In Urupema.
The temperature was also below zero in Greater Curitiba.
H/t reader kevin a.
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And what will happen, when the greatest financial collapse in world history will take place?
In a tragic development one would expect to see play out in its economically devastated northern neighbor, Venezuela, more than 100 people have been reported killed in violence and looting during a six-day strike by police in the Brazilian state of Espirito Santo, resulting in public chaos and anarchy, with schools and businesses closed and public transportation frozen.
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The entire leftist media is not merely dishonest and corrupt, their science writers are unbelievably stupid and ill-informed about nearly everything in the natural world. Today, after months of printing fear-inducing “Zika terrorism” stories that scared America half to death while convincing the government to funnel billions of dollars into Zika vaccine research for Big Pharma, the Washington Post now admits it had no idea what it was talking about.
As a side note:
A healthy body cannot get sick and cannot be conquered.
First you have to destroy the people’s health in order to make them sick.
TPTB are experts on how to do exactly that.
Evidence that the Zika virus causes birth defects is weak at best, as most studies linking the two are based on “epidemiological statistics, not rigorous scientific studies of cause and effect,” as the Health Ranger observed in recent months.
The U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention reports that Zika, transmitted primarily through the Aedes Aegypti mosquito, can be passed from a pregnant women to her fetus, resulting in an infection that may cause certain birth defects.
The agency maintains that a Zika infection during pregnancy can result in microcephaly, a severe birth defect causing decreased head circumference and smaller brain size.
The hacktivist group Fancy Bears published a second batch of the World Anti-Doping Agency (WADA)’s medical data on athletes who took part in the 2016 Rio Olympic Games.
The publication came just a few days after Fancy Bears leaked alleged WADA documents showing that the agency had allowed US tennis players Serena and Venus Williams, as well as Olympic gold-winning gymnast Simone Biles and basketball star Elena Delle Donne to take banned substances for ‘therapeutic’ purposes.
H/t reader kevin a.
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Allegations made by the government and establishment media that birth defects in the form of microcephaly in the Americas are caused by the Zika virus are quickly waning. Doctors in Brazil are “quietly acknowledging” that Zika may not be responsible for causing birth defects after all.
“We suspect that something more than Zika virus is causing the high intensity and severity of cases,” Fatima Marinho, director of information and health analysis at Brazil’s Health Ministry told the journal Nature in a late July interview.
Research conducted by the New England Complex Systems Institute found extremely low occurrences of birth defects among Colombian women infected with the Zika virus, meaning there must be another cause.
New study finds no cases of microcephaly among pregnant women infected with Zika
The study observed 12,000 pregnant women living in Colombia infected with the virus, and none of them gave birth to a baby with microcephaly.
Life News reports: