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Quakes Rattle Confidence in Texas Energy Boom - NBC News

Quakes Rattle Confidence in Texas Energy Boom - NBC News | johnson geo 152 | Scoop.it
It wasn't the semi-trucks rumbling down country roads, or the dust, or the natural gas wells that popped up around their homes that finally got to residents ...
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More proof of the destructive powers of extracting natural gas and how bad it can be for the environment.

 

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DNA study sheds light on aboriginal Australians' heritage

DNA study sheds light on aboriginal Australians' heritage | johnson geo 152 | Scoop.it
When modern humans left Africa as far back as 70,000 years ago, they dispersed across the world, reaching Australia 50,000 to 40,000 years ago. From then until the 18th-century arrival of European...
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A Rare Middle East Agreement, on Water

A Rare Middle East Agreement, on Water | johnson geo 152 | Scoop.it
Israel, Jordan and the Palestinian Authority agreed to build a Red Sea-Dead Sea water project, including a brine pipeline and desalination plant, that is meant to benefit all three parties.
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I hope more projects like this bring these countries together

 

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Declassified Documents Reveal CIA Role In 1953 Iranian Coup

Declassified Documents Reveal CIA Role In 1953 Iranian Coup | johnson geo 152 | Scoop.it
The CIA's overthrow of Prime Minister Mohammad Mossadegh was a first for the agency and served as the template for covert operations across the globe.
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Declassified: Gulf of Tonkin Never Happened, Ignited Vietnam War

Declassified: Gulf of Tonkin Never Happened, Ignited Vietnam War | johnson geo 152 | Scoop.it
“If this country has been misled, if this committee, this Congress, has been misled by pretext into a war in which thousands of young men have died, and many more thousands have been crippled for l...
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The United States Government is showing a history of false flag operations that lead this nation into war and it is a shame that no one is ever held accountable.

 

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Kyrgyzstan troops in deadly gunfight

Kyrgyzstan troops in deadly gunfight | johnson geo 152 | Scoop.it
Kyrgyzstan troops have killed 11 members of an unidentified criminal group near the Chinese border, officials tell the BBC.
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It seems these Uigers have no where to go as China will not accept them due to their Muslim Religion

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Crimea: The Revenge Of Geography?

Crimea: The Revenge Of Geography? | johnson geo 152 | Scoop.it
By Robert D. Kaplan The Obama administration claims it is motivated by the G-8, interdependence, human rights and international law. Russian President Vladimir Putin is a more traditional historical actor. He is motivated by geopolitics. That is why he temporarily has the upper hand in the crisis over Ukraine and Crimea. Geopolitics, according [...]
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It is clear to me that Russia has every right to Crimea- It was historically always Russia's and with the rebellion overthrowing the Ukraine government Russia had every right to protect its military ports and native speaking peoples.

 

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Severe Scarcity Prompts Venezuelan Government to Ration Water

Severe Scarcity Prompts Venezuelan Government to Ration Water | johnson geo 152 | Scoop.it
Long lines at grocery stores and ration cards that prevent citizens from buying more than the allotted amount of basic needs, such as flour, milk, vegetable oil, and toilet paper, have become the norm in Venezuela. This week, however, the government has begun to ration an even more essential commodity: water.
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Water shortages are becoming a problem around the world- SOme say the next major wars will be fought over water- Blue Gold

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What Russia-China relations mean for the dollar

What Russia-China relations mean for the dollar | johnson geo 152 | Scoop.it
While the U.S. can't claim that it might be losing a friend with Russia's pivot east, it might be a different story for the dollar.
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The USA becomes more entangled in wars- our manufacturing ability shrinks and we are now witnessing a shift away from the US dollar as world reserve currency- Hyperinflation or deflation?

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CIA in South America - Geopolitical Analysis & Forecasting

CIA in South America - Geopolitical Analysis & Forecasting | johnson geo 152 | Scoop.it
Fueled by the Cold War and transnational corporate interests, the U.S. has covertly tinkered with the governments of Latin American countries since World War 2, producing an extremely violent and unstable political climate. This history gives context to t
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I think most Americans are unaware of the interference and intervention our government has in other nations- This article should help clear that up.

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China To Challenge US Dollar Reserve Currency Status

China To Challenge US Dollar Reserve Currency Status | johnson geo 152 | Scoop.it

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Alan Wheatley, Global Economics Correspondent for Reuters has written a very interesting article, 'Analysis: China's currency foray augurs geopolitical strains’ where he emphasizes China’s desire to wean out the US dollar’s currency reserve status.


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A shift away form the US dollar as the worlds reserve currency would  be devastating to our economy and possibly collapse our dollar. Hopefully they will not replace it with another Fiat currency system.

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Water shortages in China potentially a perfect storm

Water shortages in China potentially a perfect storm | johnson geo 152 | Scoop.it
Water shortages could be China’s own version of the perfect storm, potentially blowing a hole in carefully laid plans of an incoming generation of leaders.ReutersTargets for moderately fast economic development, seen as crucial for the Communist...

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Water Shortages lead to water wars

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The FUNDAMENTALS OF PHYSICAL GEOGRAPHY

Assignment - Read Chapter 1 of this Online Textbook.  Thanks, Mr. Perry


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Jessica L. Price's comment, July 11, 2013 10:11 AM
This information is very valubale when dealing with our course work!
RachaelDurbin's curator insight, July 4, 2014 1:28 PM

Needed for Unit 2: Part 1 and 2

ctoler geo 152's curator insight, July 8, 2014 6:14 PM

read Chapter 1.  nice information on the history behind Geography!

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Dog-eating festival in China hounded by activists

Dog-eating festival in China hounded by activists | johnson geo 152 | Scoop.it
A dog-meat festival in southern China triggers outrage among animal rights activists.
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As Abhorrent as this is- Europeans and Americans should take a look out their own "food system"- Our Industrialized food system treats animals just as bad if not worse. These people are mainly eating strays- which seems reasonable in the context (for the record I am anti- dog eating)

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Serengeti Highway Compromise Proposed by Famed Scientist

Serengeti Highway Compromise Proposed by Famed Scientist | johnson geo 152 | Scoop.it
Scientist Richard Leakey said the road could allow safe passage of wildlife.
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This seems like the best idea to satisfy the needs of all parties involved.

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Uzbekistan rediscovers lost culture in the craft of Silk Road paper makers

Uzbekistan rediscovers lost culture in the craft of Silk Road paper makers | johnson geo 152 | Scoop.it
A Samarkand craftsman revives thousand-year-old paper production methods in Central Asian workshop
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For First Time, Anti-Terrorism Law Used to Have Americans Protesting Keystone XL Pipeline Arrested | The Dissenter

For First Time, Anti-Terrorism Law Used to Have Americans Protesting Keystone XL Pipeline Arrested | The Dissenter | johnson geo 152 | Scoop.it
A demonstration against Devon Energy and the company’s role in fracking and tar sands mining, including the Keystone XL pipeline, ended with four
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”Those Who Sacrifice Liberty For Security Deserve Neither.”


Benjamin Franklin

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Euro Collapse and the American Impact

Euro Collapse and the American Impact | johnson geo 152 | Scoop.it
Legend has it that 2012 will be the end of the world. It won't be that, but in 2012 there would seem to be a twenty percent chance that we are likely to see the end of the world as we know it.
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The Euro and the US dollar are both linked - If the Euro collapses the dollar will not be far behind.

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China Accuses U.S. and Japan of Incitement

China Accuses U.S. and Japan of Incitement | johnson geo 152 | Scoop.it

le east and ASia andA senior Chinese military official’s remarks followed speeches by Secretary of Defense Chuck Hagel and Japan’s prime minister faulting China for maritime disputes with its neighbors.

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Between the conflict in Ukraine, our military presence in the Middle East and Asia and now this- WW3 is looming closer and closer

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Jesse's Café Américain: Renewed Calls From China For a Global Super-Currency To Replace "Bretton Woods II"

Jesse's Café Américain: Renewed Calls From China For a Global Super-Currency To Replace "Bretton Woods II" | johnson geo 152 | Scoop.it

They are talking about a 'super-currency' for international trade, and not to replace any currencies for domestic use.

I have been reporting on this for quite a few years. It is a movement whose time has come as the US dollar reserve currency falters, and the Fed expands the monetary base for domestic concerns.  

You can click on either of the subject headings at the bottom of this blog entry, and all of the past postings with those subjects will be selected for your reading. ...


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The world is waking up to the hegemonic power we have over the global economy by having our worthless fiat currency as the center for global trade- This domination will be coming to an end soon-

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One wonders just how far off this actually is? I think we're probably just one major economic failure event away from it.

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Eastern Ukraine: Two Million Voters can not vote

Eastern Ukraine: Two Million Voters can not vote | johnson geo 152 | Scoop.it

Eastern Ukraine: Two Million Voters can not vote: Two million voters in eastern Ukraine , staged an armed uprising of pro-Russian rebel, may be unable to vote in the presidential elections of May 25 if the government fails to ensure their safety, warned on Saturday (17) the Electoral ... http://www.magzinews.com/eastern-ukraine-two-million-voters-can-vote/


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'US Blackwater mercenaries in Ukraine'

'US Blackwater mercenaries in Ukraine' | johnson geo 152 | Scoop.it
Blackwater mercenaries are operating in eastern Ukraine, German media report.

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