Some will view the appointment of Joerg Asmussen as successor of J. Stark at the ECB as a blatant mistake, since in 2006 he assured the German banks that there wont be any unneccessary audits, in other words they should make their balance sheets as non-transparent as possible
“Auch im Koalitionsvertrag schlägt sich die
Bedeutung von ABS nieder;……
Seitens des BMF wird im Umsetzungspro-
zess der Basel II-Regeln für ABS vor allem
auch darauf geachtet werden, dass den Ins-
tituten keine unnötigen Prüf- und Doku-
mentationspflichten entstehen werden….”
… the Ministry of Finance will make sure that with the implementation of the Basel II rules no unnecessary audits or documentation from the banking institutions will be required …
but I want to point out here that Asmussen is literally a guarantor for another doubling of the gold price …
The original text of the German M of F
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Researchers at Johns Hopkins University invented a “cellular switch” that let cancer cells produce their own cancer medication and cause the cancer cells to self-destruct while sparing healthy tissue.
“The switch in effect turns the cancer cell into a factory for producing the anti-cancer drug inside the cancer cell,” said Marc Ostermeier, a Johns Hopkins chemical and biomolecular engineering professor in the Whiting School of Engineering, who supervised development of the switch. “The healthy cells will also receive the prodrug and ideally it will remain in its non-toxic form. Our hope is that this strategy will kill more cancer cells while decreasing the unfortunate side effects on healthy cells.”
The research team made the cancer-fighting switch by fusing together two different proteins; one that detects a marker that cancer cells produce and another protein extracted from yeast that can turn an inactive prodrug into a cancer-cell killer.
“When the first part of the switch detects cancer, it tells its partner to activate the chemotherapy drug, destroying the cell,”
“This is a radically different tool to attack cancers,” said James R. Eshleman, a professor of pathology and oncology in the Johns Hopkins School of Medicine and a co-author of the paper that appears in the Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences, “but many experiments need to be done before we will be able to use it in patients.”
Dr. Ivar Giaever, a former professor with Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute and the 1973 winner of the Nobel Prize in physics, abruptly announced his resignation Tuesday, Sept. 13, from the premier physics society in disgust over its officially stated policy that “global warming is occurring.” ….
The official position of the American Physical Society(APS) supports the theory that man’s actions have inexorably led to the warming of the planet, through increased emissions of carbon dioxide.
Giaever does not agree — and put it bluntly and succinctly in the subject line of his email, reprinted at Climate Depot, a website devoted to debunking the theory of man-made climate change.
I am not surprised:
The same University of Washington researcher who used chemical sleuthing to deduce what’s in fragranced consumer products now has turned her attention to the scented air wafting from household laundry vents. The findings, published online this week in the journal Air Quality, Atmosphere and Health, show that air vented from machines using the top-selling scented liquid laundry detergent and scented dryer sheet contains hazardous chemicals, including two that are classified as carcinogens.
This document is from 2009, but imnsho nothing has happened in the Global Warming discussion that made it less important or obsolete:
How the IPCC‘s sponsor, the UNEP, and key IPCC individuals have misled Governments into supporting the notion of manmade warming
by John McLean | November 20, 2009