Things in 2010

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Things in 2010

Postby Loner on Thu Jun 22, 2006 4:15 pm

Hey everyone, I know a lot of stuff is going down in 2010 and I was wondering if we could get a constant list going (stickied maybe?) of all the events that are set to occur 2007 and beyond, especially focusing on 2010 (for my personal sake). I know that several free trade zones are to be established by then, a global satellite tracking program is to being, and the EU budget is to be evaluated at that point. I know many other events are prescribed to happen that year also and in surrounding years. I would really appreciate getting that list going. I was never a fan of the 2007 idea being the start of the 7 Trumpet judgements, however, reading Herb's commentary on the Israel-Jordan-Palestine free trade zone has made my jaw drop in disbelief. I may actually believe it likely now, not just possible. I appreciate your help and support.

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Good idea Loner. Anyone who finds something that may be relevant to prophecy and has a headline goal of 2010 can place it here. Herb
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Free Trade Areas targeted for 2010

Postby momda3 on Thu Jun 22, 2006 6:38 pm

Free Trade Areas planned to be set up by 2010

(This is compiled from info posted by Herb. I had saved it in a document to share with my family. Thanks, Herb!)

The Euro-Mediterranean free trade area (EU-MEFTA) is based on the Barcelona Process and European Neighbourhood Policy (ENP). The Barcelona Process, developed after the Barcelona Conference in successive annual meetings, is a set of goals designed to lead to a free trade area in the Middle East by 2010. http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Euro-Medit ... trade_area

In 2010, the six member countries of the Gulf Cooperation Council (GCC) (which includes the countries of Bahrain, Kuwait, Oman, Qatar, Saudi Arabia and the United Arab Emirates) are scheduled to unveil a single currency and complete their most ambitious step so far towards economic integration. The new currency will represent an area accounting for a fifth of current world oil exports and two-fifths of known oil reserves. http://www.chathamhouse.org.uk/pdf/rese ... /BPgcc.pdf

Trinational Call for a North American Economic and Security Community by 2010
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APEC’s Bogor Declaration set a goal of free trade by 2010. At this meeting, there was discussion on how subregional trade agreements impact the free trade goal.
http://www.iie.com/publications/papers/ ... archID=391

Israel and Jordan agreed yesterday (6/21/06) to tear down many of their remaining trade barriers in a deal that paves the way for the Jewish state’s first free trade accord with an Arab state by the end of 2010.
http://www.bilaterals.org/article.php3?id_article=1088
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Postby nonymouse on Thu Jun 22, 2006 7:34 pm

Loner, you might want to check out the FP 2006-2014 Rolling Calendar of Events at the following link:

http://fulfilledprophecy.com/bb/viewtopic.php?t=6308

Am open to any suggestions you (or anyone else) might have. Current calendar listings for 2010 are as follows:


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2010 CALENDAR
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(General)

- Israel's mid-term evaluation for compliance with the terms of its 7-year Action Plan due in 2010 per the EU European Neighborhood Policy (ENP) based upon the EU budget term of 2007-2013 (a possible setting/scenario for the foretold "abomination of desolation?").

- EU Galileo Satellite System inauguration scheduled for 2010
(over which Dr. Solana has control in the event of an EU emergency):
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- EU military capability scheduled to come to fruition mid-term 2010 (also known as the "Headline Goal 2010"). [Note: Dr. Solana is also head of the European Defence Agency (EDA), as well as the head of its steering committee.] (pdf file):
http://ue.eu.int/uedocs/cmsUpload/2010% ... 20Goal.pdf

- EU Seeks to Create 'Single Payment Area' by 2010:
a) http://www.eubusiness.com/Finance/051201145206.7j49phs5
b) http://www.eupolitix.com/EN/News/200512 ... 7e9fe8.htm

- The EU has committed itself, under the so-called "Lisborn Process," to becoming the most dynamic economy in the world by 2010 (see also post in "old" reference calendar dated 01/23/06) (pdf file):
http://www.watsoninstitute.org/bjwa/arc ... hnabel.pdf

- The Euro-Mediterranean free trade area (EU-MEFTA) is based on the Barcelona Process and European Neighbourhood Policy (ENP). The Barcelona Process, developed after the Barcelona Conference in successive annual meetings, is a set of goals designed to lead to a free trade area in the Middle East by 2010. http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Euro-Medit ... trade_area

- Gulf Cooperation Council (GCC) plans a monetary union and a single currency by the start of 2010 (see also post below dated 06/10/06).
http://www.eubusiness.com/Trade/060610135254.zhqkqkk3

- Free trade zone to be established in the Jordan Valley between Israel, Jordan and the P.A., by 2010 (see also post below dated 06/22/06):
http://www.globes.co.il/serveen/globes/ ... 71&fid=942
http://www.bilaterals.org/article.php3?id_article=1088

- North American Community to be established by 2010:
http://www.cfr.org/content/publications ... _final.pdf

- Olmert, Israel's Prime Minister, intends to set final borders by 2010 (see also post below dated 05/27/06):
http://www.npr.org/templates/story/stor ... Id=5424659

- EU Animal Welfare Program to be fully implemented by 2010 (see also Daniel 9:27 for possible connection):
http://www.nieuwsbank.nl/en/2006/01/23/r014.htm


January (2010)

1
- Spain (Dr. Javier Solana's native country) scheduled to take over the 6-month rotating Presidency of the Council of the European Union from Sweden.


June (2010)

14
- 1,260 days from 01/01/07 (see post in "old" reference calendar dated 02/12/06).


July (2010)

1
- Belgium (the EU headquarters are located in Brussels, Belgium) scheduled to take over the 6-month rotating Presidency of the Council of the European Union from Spain. (Note: NATO headquarters are also located in Brussels, Belgium.)

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Postby brett on Thu Jun 22, 2006 8:25 pm

This really is amazing what we are seeing - and yes this is an excellent idea - I myself would like ot have a list of everything scheduled for 2010. Helps to have it handy when talking to others about all thats happening in these Last Days.
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Postby RickA on Thu Jun 22, 2006 9:06 pm

EU & South East Europe: first steps towards an extended Single Aviation Market

Brussels, 9 June 2006


The European Union and Transport Ministers of South-East European partners (Albania, Bosnia and Herzegovina, Bulgaria, Croatia, the Former Yugoslav Republic of Macedonia, Romania, Serbia, Montenegro and the United Nations Mission in Kosovo), Iceland and Norway have opened for signature the agreement to create a European Common Aviation Area (ECAA) in Luxembourg today. The ECAA Agreement is the first comprehensive aviation agreement accomplished since the adoption of a roadmap to develop the Union’s external aviation policy. A fundamental aim of this policy is to create a wider Common Aviation Area with neighbouring countries by 2010, starting with the integration of South East-Europe into the single European aviation market and continuing with the expansion of the common aviation area to the whole neighbourhood of the EU.
European Commission’s Vice-President in charge of transport, Jacques Barrot welcomed this unprecedented development saying: “The creation of the European Common Aviation Area will put impetus on the political and economic integration of Europe, for which air transport plays a key role. The agreement will open up market opportunities for the aviation industry and give people better travel options.”

The ECAA Agreement will ensure high and uniform safety and security standards across Europe as well as uniformly applied competition rules and consumer rights. This harmonisation of standards, especially in the fields of aviation safety and security, will ensure that the public’s growing demand for air services is met adequately, limiting incidents or delays. To assist in the improvement of standards in South-East Europe, the EU is financing more than 30 training sessions, study visits and expert advice to all beneficiary countries in 2006 and will continue to grant long-term assistance in order to achieve a true common aviation area by 2010.
http://europa.eu.int/rapid/pressRele...guiLanguage=en



Europe going round in circles?

Sunday 18 June 2006

Since Europe's leaders headed home from a two-day summit in the Belgian capital Brussels, most EU watchers have been wondering where the continent is headed.
The summit, which wrapped up on Friday, was desperately papering over the cracks of the crisis that has been simmering since the EU's brand new constitution was rejected by French and Dutch voters one year ago.
Andrew Duff, British Liberal-Democrat member of the European Parliament, told Aljazeera.net it was "quite a sobering summit. It's a crisis but it's not all a disaster".
After a year of so-called reflection since last June, the EU's leaders have put off dealing with the constitution crisis for one more year – calling for a report on possible ways forward next June, with actual necessary steps to be taken by the end of 2008.
Irish European expert Anthony Brown comments that "the extended period of reflection was to be expected and demonstrates the growing gap between the various camps on the constitution".
Duff agrees: "The leaders are divided between prime ministers from places that have ratified [the constitution], those that haven't and those that can't."

Optimistic outlook

The most optimistic outlook has the politicians having negotiated a renamed, re-jigged treaty (no longer a constitution) by the end of 2008.
This will then need another two years to be ratified by the 25 member parliaments, with most leaders hoping that this time they can avoid referenda and the risk of more "no" votes.
So at best, the crisis over Europe's failed constitution may be resolved by 2010.


http://english.aljazeera.net/NR/exeres/ ... D07CD8.htm
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Postby ChrisJ on Fri Jun 23, 2006 9:10 am

http://www.us-asean.org/afta.asp

Don't forget the ASEAN Free Trade Area.

ASEAN countries: Brunei, Cambodia,Laos, Indonesia,,Malaysia, Myanmar, Philippines, Singapore, Thailand, Vietnam




the ASEAN countries have agreed to enact zero tariff rates on virtually all imports by 2010 for the original signatories,



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Postby ChrisJ on Fri Jun 23, 2006 9:13 am

Oh, and China is part of that too.

http://www.china-embassy.org/eng/xw/t168066.htm



China, ASEAN see free trade by 2010
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Postby ChrisJ on Fri Jun 23, 2006 10:01 am

oh, and Australia is there too!

Australia is an active member of the Asia-Pacific Economic Cooperation (APEC) and is committed to achieving the Forum's Bogor Goals of free and open trade and investment by 2010 in developed APEC economies


The title of this page is the Global Trade Negotiations Home Page.


http://www.cid.harvard.edu/cidtrade/gov/australiagov.html
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Postby ChrisJ on Fri Jun 23, 2006 10:05 am

And Japan, South Korea, Hong Kong and Taiwan are on board as well!

East Asia Free-Trade Area Before 2010


http://www.globalpolicy.org/globaliz/econ/2002/0414asean.htm



Are there any countries not going to be included in the global free trade thingy-ma-widget of 2010?
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Postby Nigellan on Fri Jun 23, 2006 11:29 pm

so basically..the world :) :wink:
all so crazy and unreal..but real
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Postby ChrisJ on Sat Jun 24, 2006 1:17 pm

Hey here's a neat one. Our Dept of Defense wants biometrics (hand scanners, iris scanners, mark of the beast, etc.) in place by 2010.

DOD sets 2010 deadline for biometrics use


By 2010, the Defense Department plans to use biometrics in all systems to improve security, according to a memorandum released late last month by the department’s Biometrics Management Office.

“This is an important step toward establishing a single biometric system across the DOD enterprise,” said Linda Dean, director of biometrics management.



http://www.gcn.com/print/22_27/23499-1.html



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Postby ChrisJ on Mon Jun 26, 2006 11:15 am

And besides their new GPS system (Galilleo), they are also working on this:


EU to build network of spy satellites
By David Rennie in Brussels
(Filed: 15/11/2005)



The European Union is building its own network of spy satellites allowing Brussels to ensure nations and private individuals are obeying its policies, it was announced yesterday.

The multi-billion-pound system, known as "Global Monitoring for Environment and Security" (GMES), should be up and running by 2010, a commission spokesman said. Announcing the launch of a "pilot stage" for GMES, the commission stressed its "user-friendly" application in guiding relief work after disasters or providing real time images of forest fires or oil spills.

But a commission memo also acknowledged that GMES would play a key role in the "implementation, review and monitoring of EU policies", including watching for agriculture and fisheries fraud and boosting "internal security".



http://www.telegraph.co.uk/news/main.jhtml?xml=/news/2005/11/15/wgmes15.xml
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Postby ChrisJ on Mon Jun 26, 2006 1:02 pm

That GMES, spy satellite system, is interesting!

(I just lost all my data, so I'll try doing this from memory.)

The idea of using all available technology to monitor the animals, plants, environment is part of the Sixth Environmental Action Program. A little project called 'Countdown:2010' is the biodiversity program being used to push through the GMES by 2010. (And they'll get it done, too, cuz it's for the poor animals!)

GMES, when it is completed in 2010, will also be used as part of GMOSS (i.e. Global Monitoring for Security and Stability). GMOSS is part of "a network of excellence in the aeronautics and space priority of the Sixth Framework Programme." GMOSS emphasizes "Human Security: People - Homes - Infrastructure."

GMES itself is linked with other geo-referencing systems under the heading of two programes known as INSPIRE (Infrastructure for Spatial Information in Europe) and, under the biodiversity side, HALO (Harmonised coordination of Atmosphere, Land and Ocean... integrated projects of the GMES backbone).

So...in case you missed it, geo-referencing of PEOPLE will be ready by 2010 in the EU!

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Postby ChrisJ on Mon Jun 26, 2006 1:13 pm

Where are the links? Here:

GMOSS, look under title for reference to Sixth Framework Programme
http://gmoss.jrc.it/

GMOSS and human security http://www.sbg.ac.at/zgis/gmoss/SS2006/index.html

INSPIRE, page 2 for reference to Sixth Environmental Action Programme http://inspire.jrc.it/reports/INSPIRE-InternetConsultationPhaseII.pdf

Countdown: 2010, Save Biodiversity http://www.countdown2010.net/
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Postby ChrisJ on Mon Jun 26, 2006 1:16 pm

HALO, the project to link the biodiversity geo-referencing systems

here
also here

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Postby ChrisJ on Mon Jun 26, 2006 1:19 pm

HALO, its link to border security and terrorism, see page 19 http://www.ecmwf.int/research/EU_projects/HALO/pdf/Workshop_2005/Breger_GMES.pdf
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Postby ChrisJ on Mon Jun 26, 2006 1:27 pm

GMES, and security/terrorism, p. 18
link to pdf


Wow. I'm glad I don't live in the EU!
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Postby denise on Mon Jul 03, 2006 2:52 pm

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/2010



Unknown Date: 2010

Sometime in April (unknown) - The International Space Station construction is expected to be completed.


http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/International_Space_Station

After the breakup of Columbia on February 1, 2003, and the subsequent two and a half year suspension of the U.S. space program, followed by problems with resuming flight operations in 2005, there was some uncertainty over the future of the ISS until 2006. In 2006 the international partners announced their commitment to complete the ISS by 2010.
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Postby D4Christ on Mon Jul 03, 2006 9:34 pm

China, Ireland hope to double trade by 2010:

http://www.forbes.com/markets/feeds/afx ... 54870.html
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Postby D4Christ on Mon Jul 03, 2006 9:56 pm

Governments worldwide have promised to save biodiversity by 2010.
http://www.countdown2010.net/conventions/index.html
"1 Now, dear brothers and sisters, let us clarify some things about the coming of our Lord Jesus Christ and how we will be gathered to meet him....3 Don’t be fooled by what they say. For that day will not come until there is a great rebellion against God and the man of lawlessness is revealed—the one who brings destruction."

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Postby D4Christ on Tue Jul 04, 2006 11:23 am

Total Solar eclipse will take place on July 11, 2010:

http://sunearth.gsfc.nasa.gov/eclipse/S ... e2001.html
"1 Now, dear brothers and sisters, let us clarify some things about the coming of our Lord Jesus Christ and how we will be gathered to meet him....3 Don’t be fooled by what they say. For that day will not come until there is a great rebellion against God and the man of lawlessness is revealed—the one who brings destruction."

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Postby bugtussle on Tue Jul 04, 2006 7:09 pm

2010 is also the year that the shuttle program is scheduled to end now.

http://www.cnn.com/2006/TECH/space/07/0 ... index.html

(scroll down to the last paragraph)
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Postby ChrisJ on Wed Jul 05, 2006 9:56 am

Here's a good'un!

Vision 2010: The Arab World in the Global Economy




http://www.weforum.org/site/knowledgenavigator.nsf/Content/_S14646?open&topic_id=

Facilitator Sean M. Cleary, Managing Director, Strategic Concepts, South Africa, noted that the Vision 2010 agenda sets extremely ambitious goals in four broad areas: privatization, free trade, labour reform and developing the business environment. The objective, he noted, is to integrate the region into the global economy by encouraging specialization, entrepreneurship and support for education and research and development.


This was developed by King Abdullah of Jordan

Jordan's King Abdullah II challenged political and business leaders from the Middle East and North Africa to develop practical plans to achieve homegrown political and economic reforms over the next five years in a speech called "Vision 2010 for the Arab World."

King Abdullah said his Vision 2010 grew out of discussions between business leaders and representatives of civil society during the second World Economic Forum in Jordan in 2004, at which participants identified goals for the region in terms of improved education, greater global economic integration and better governance.



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Postby ChrisJ on Wed Jul 05, 2006 10:32 am

You've heard of GPS (USA), and GALILEO (EU), but anybody else out there developing people monitioring geo-location satellite systems?

Of course!

GLONASS (Russia)
The proposed new signal will also supply users with system integrity data and deliver high-precision differential corrections to ensure user real-time positioning in absolute space accurate to 12 cm or less. Through coordination with GPS and Galileo, Glonass-K will also improve the efficiency of emergency search and rescue operations. Finally, there are ongoing activities within the upgrade programme to improve navigation reliability and stability, prevent unauthorized use of the high-precision reference signals and ensure safe utilization of high-precision navigation.


The upgrade programme will provide a global navigation force of 18 satellites by 2007. This will be increased to 24 by completion in 2010-11.


http://www.esa.int/esaMI/ESA_Permanent_Mission_in_Russia/SEMWMIW4QWD_0.html


If you want to really FREAK OUT, look at this link of all the geo-location satellite systems:
http://www.ion.org/meetings/gnss2006/abstracts.cfm?track=F&session=4

Japan's Quazi-Zenith Satellite System and GPS "have complete compatibility and interoperability."



In a 2005 joint venture with Russia, the Indian government agreed to
share development costs of the improved GLONASS satellites and launch two
of them from India. With this help, the Russians propose to have GLONASS
operational again by 2008 with 18 satellites, and by 2010 with 24
satellites.

The European Union (EU) is building an alternative to GPS and GLONASS.
The proposed Galileo positioning system will be a 30-satellite satellite
navigation system that should be operational by 2010.

Galileo is intended to give users access to greater precision than is
now available, according to the EU, and improve coverage of satellite
signals at higher latitudes. Only one of Galileo’s planned four navigation
services will be available at no charge to users.

Since 2003, several countries have joined the project – China (which is
investing $296 million), Israel, Ukraine, India, Morocco, Saudi Arabia and
South Korea.

Japan also plans to build a regional three-satellite positioning system
called the Quasi-Zenith Satellite System (QZSS) that will supplement and
be interoperable with GPS. The first satellite launch is scheduled for
2008, the second and third in 2009.

QZSS could improve regional service for positioning, timing and
navigation users in Japan and surrounding areas, where mountainous terrain
and population density sometimes make GPS unavailable.

China is also developing an independent navigation satellite system. The
Twinstar Rapid Positioning System, or Beidou Navigation System, consists
of two satellites in geosynchronous orbits.

Two satellites were launched in 2000, and China plans to complete the
system with a second pair, media reports say. Another satellite was put
into orbit in 2003. China is also associated with the EU Galileo system.

FUTURE GPS

Over the last decade, the United States has implemented several
improvements to GPS service, including new signals for civil use and
increased accuracy and integrity for all users.

Among these improvements are new satellite signals for civilian use –
L2C, L5 and L1C.

L2C, available now, will improve as newer satellites are added to the
GPS constellation. It will also be interoperable with Japan’s QZSS.

L5 will be available after the next improved GPS satellite launches
later this year. L5 will transmit at a higher power than current civil GPS
signals and have a wider bandwidth. It will be compatible with Galileo,
GLONASS and QZSS. Its lower frequency may improve indoor reception.

L1C arose from an agreement on GPS and Galileo signed by the United
States and EU member states to have a compatible and interoperable signal
on the L1 frequency. L1C will have an advanced design and be broadcast at
a higher power level.

“Global GPS sales have surpassed $20 billion a year,” said the Commerce
Department’s David Sampson, “and will keep on growing at a healthy rate,
according to industry estimates.”

More than 95 percent of GPS units sold, he added, are sold for civilian
use.

“All of this extraordinary development and growth,” Sampson said, “is
the result of consistent government policies that encourage civilian and
commercial use of GPS.”


http://lists.state.gov/SCRIPTS/WA-USIAINFO.EXE?A2=ind0602a&L=wf-easia&H=1&O=D&P=3786

Big Brother is not just gonna be watching you, he will know right where you are!

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Postby denise on Wed Jul 05, 2006 11:07 pm

http://www.turkishweekly.net/news.php?id=33794

Meanwhile, the former UN chief weapons inspector, Hans Blix, has reportedly said Iran could produce a nuclear bomb within five years if it is allowed to enrich uranium on an industrial scale.

"By 2010, 2011 they could probably have a nuclear weapon, if they want it," Mr Blix is quoted by the Associated Press news agency as saying.

BBC News
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Postby denise on Thu Jul 06, 2006 2:44 pm

http://www.cbsnews.com/stories/2005/04/ ... 8037.shtml

House Kills Estate 'Death Tax'

WASHINGTON, April 13, 2005

(AP) The House voted Wednesday to eliminate federal estate taxes in 2010 and beyond, a repeal that Republicans hailed but Democrats said would reward the richest families at the steep cost of deeper federal deficits.

House lawmakers voted 272-162 to prevent the tax on inherited estates from reappearing after its one-year disappearance in 2010. The bill would end the tax at a cost of roughly $290 billion over the next decade.

The House has passed bills repealing the tax several times since enacting the 2001 law that lifted the tax for a year. Those bills have languished in the Senate. Supporters hope a bigger Republican majority there could mean the difference this year, but Sen. Jon Kyl, R-Ariz., refused to predict the likelihood of success.

"We are working to see what the best approach is," he said.

In a statement released after the House vote, President Bush called the elimination "a matter of basic fairness." He said, "The death tax results in the double taxation of many family assets while hurting the source of most new jobs in this country — America's small business and farms."

Other Republicans agreed and said an estate tax — imposed on any estate left to an heirdiscriminates against some families simply to raise money for government spending.

Rep. Christopher Cox, R-Calif., said those pushing to retain a tax "still want to pry lots of cash out of the cold, dead fingers of America's deceased entrepreneurs."

House Democratic Leader Nancy Pelosi, D-Calif., said the bill favored the "super rich" and would make federal deficits worse.

"Do we want to continue reckless Republican tax policies or to return to a fair system of taxation?" she said.

Republicans have pressed to banish permanently the estate tax since passing President Bush's first tax cut and repealing the levy for one year — in 2010.

That tax cutaxes on their inherited estates.

A study by a senior aide to Democrats on the House Ways and Means Committee concluded that there would be more losers than winners if the estate tax is repealed. If the estate tax were repealed in 2009, the study estimated more than 71,000 estates could face new capital gains taxes. Under the estate tax laws scheduled to be in place that year, about 15,000 would owe estate tax.
t set the estate tax on a decreasing path ending with repeal at the end of the decade. Until then, the size of an estate exempt from the tax gradually increases and the top rate on taxable estates gradually falls.
This year, estates worth up to $1.5 million for an individual or worth $3 million for a couple owe no tax. The top tax rate stands at 47 percent. Just before its complete repeal, in 2009, the exemption increases to $3.5 million for an individual or $7 million for a couple. The tax rate falls to 45 percent.

In 2004, the government collected $24.8 billion from the estate tax, according to the nonpartisan Congressional Research Service. The number of estates that owed tax in 2003 amounted to 1.25 percent of deaths the previous year.

Supporters of the tax's elimination argue that any level of tax discriminates against some at the expense of others.

"Someone will fall below it. Someone will be above it," Hulshof said of arbitrary markers exempting some estates from taxation.

Many Democrats argue that the country cannot afford the roughly $290 billion it would cost over a decade to eliminate the tax while budget deficits mount and expenditures for homeland security and war increase.

Democrats have also argued that many people would be worse off when the tax is eliminated because many who now escape estate taxation would owe capital gains taxes on their inherited estates.

A study by a senior aide to Democrats on the House Ways and Means Committee concluded that there would be more losers than winners if the estate tax is repealed. If the estate tax were repealed in 2009, the study estimated more than 71,000 estates could face new capital gains taxes. Under the estate tax laws scheduled to be in place that year, about 15,000 would owe estate tax.


Is there someone out there that thinks alot of people are going to die in 2010... or dissapear....? :eek:
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Postby jesusforever2 on Fri Jul 07, 2006 7:03 pm

So is this the list so far? AMAZING!!



POLITICAL


EU-Mediterranean free trade

Single currency for the Gulf Cooperation Council including Bahrain, Kuwait, Oman, Qatar, Saudi Arabia and United Arab Emirates.

North American Economic and Security Community

Israel and Jordan Free Trade

EU Galileo Satellite System

EU military capibility

EU single payment area

Final Israel borders

Common Aviation area between EU and South-East Europe

Asian free trade including: Australia, Brunei, Cambodia, China, Laos, Hong Kong, Indonesia, Japan, Malaysia, Myanmar, Philippines, Singapore, South Korea, Taiwan, Thailand, Vietnam.

US biometrics system

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Billions to be spent on 2010 transport

Postby denise on Mon Jul 10, 2006 12:24 pm

http://www.iol.co.za/index.php?click_id ... 13&set_id=

Billions to be spent on 2010 transport

July 10 2006 at 07:42PM

The government has allocated R3,5-billion for public transport infrastructure in preparation for the 2010 Soccer World Cup, SABC news reported on Monday.

It quoted acting Transport Director-General Jerry Makokoane as saying R700-million of the total budget had been set aside for this financial year.

He said R241-million had been allocated to municipalities that would be hosting 2010 World Cup matches.

Makokoane was addressing the Southern African Transport conference in Pretoria.

He said the infrastructure of airports would also be upgraded to ensure efficient and safe transportation for all visitors. - Sapa


http://allafrica.com/stories/200607100820.html

Zimbabwe: 2010 - Give African Scientists Chance

The Herald (Harare)

COLUMN
July 10, 2006
Posted to the web July 10, 2006

Sifelani Tsiko
Harare

GOOD Morning South Africa 2010! The world's greatest footballing event came to a close yesterday after the grand finale between Italy and France.

It's now Africa's turn to host this prestigious and multi-billion dollar event.

Many by now could be scratching their heads as to why this week I've decided to zero in on the World Cup, in particular the 2010 edition to be held down south.

Well, as you might know, the World Cup is big business and behind it are architects, engineers, IT specialists, wood technologists, electrical engineers, telecommunications experts and a whole array of other experts in the scientific and technological fields.

Will African scientists and other technical experts really benefit from the hosting of the 2010 World Cup on African soil?

Will other African businesses too benefit from the opportunities this event will offer?

There are no easy answers to this. Africa has for many years watched from the terraces as giant multi-national corporations reaped huge rewards from World Cup events ranging from advertising, satellite broadcasting, architectural work, transport, the food and beverage sectors, clothing and numerous other sectors.

Germany managed to enhance its sporting facilities using its architects, engineers, IT specialists and other technical experts.

It is possible that Germany utilised the huge pool of talent from African scientists who migrated to Europe and North America in the construction of the state-of-the-art soccer arenas for the 2006 edition of the World Cup.

The bulk of builders of these magnificent structures were from North African countries. Africa provided cheap labour while the big multinationals reaped huge rewards in many ways in the preparations for the World Cup in Germany.

Of course some critics will say the beautiful game unites people of all races and will dismiss this article as malicious and misdirected.

In simple terms, football unites races on the pitch and when it comes to the dollars that go with it, racism rears its ugly head.

Multinationals are everywhere and will in the coming four years be strategically positioning their missiles to reap everything they can lay hands on in South Africa.

It is all too easy for the South Africans to give multibillion dollar contracts to firms from Europe, America and Asia while locals and even scientists from across the Limpopo only play supporting roles to this multibillion dollar sporting event.


http://news.xinhuanet.com/english/2006- ... 814741.htm
Central SOEs asked to clean up acts by 2010

BEIJING, July 10 (Xinhua) -- China's central State-owned enterprises (SOEs) have been told to root out corruption before 2010.

The order from the State-owned Assets Supervision and Administration Commission (SASAC) comes two months after it demanded the central enterprises to investigate bribery cases themselves within six months, the Xinhua-run Economic Information Daily reported on Monday.

The Commission said recently that the construction of an honest working environment was a key task for the central enterprises.

There were 169 central SOEs in China with combined assets of 10.6 trillion yuan (1.325 trillion U.S. dollars) by the end of December 2005. Their net assets stood at 4.6 trillion yuan. Enditem


Intel Targets 32-Core Processors in 2010.
Intel Develops Processors with 32 Cores


by Anton Shilov

[ 07/10/2006 | 07:30 AM ]


The world’s main supplier of microprocessors, Intel Corp., plans to offer a central processing unit for servers, which will be 15 times faster compared to today’s chips and which will contain up to 32 processing engines, according to a media report.


The processor code-named Gulftown will have “eight processing nodes” with four cores on each one, according to TG Daily web-site, which may mean that the chip will consist of several physical dice. Every die will sport four processing engines, 3MB unified level-three cache, while every core will have 512KB L2 cache. The dice will be connected to each other using “a ring architecture” interconnect technology.

Intel already reportedly has project named Keifer, which is focused around many-core processors. Keifer is generally aimed at server market and will primarily compete against Sun’s Niagara processors, which micro-architecture is used in the company’s UltraSparc T1 chips. So far Intel competed against ultra high-end server processors from Sun and IBM using its Itanium lineup of microprocessors. Currently it is unclear whether the Gulftown is based on the IA64 architecture, or still is an x86 microprocessor, however, on the slide published by TG Daily Intel’s Xeon 5100 (Woodcrest) chips are compared with the Gulftown.

Intel expects Keifer to result in a 15x performance jump over today's Xeon 5100 processors at just 2GHz clock speed, it is reported.

In 2010 Intel will use 32nm process technology to produce its processors, which will allow to make the Gulftown processor more or less cost efficient. Even though, there are no exact details concerning the matter and it is uncertain, whether such chips will cost Intel’s customers up to $3372 per unit, like today’s high-end Xeon MP or Itanium 2, or more.

Intel did not comment on the news-story.



http://www.mybroadband.co.za/nephp/?m=show&id=3470
2010 'information blackout'
By Ana Monteiro, 10 July 2006

As the 2006 FIFA World Cup went off without any technical hitches in Germany, the information technology industry (IT) in SA is ringing alarm bells about whether it will be as hassle-free when the country hosts the sporting spectacle in 2010.

Spurred by the release of a report last week that found SA needs 70 500 networking professionals just to fill current vacancies in the market, commentators are concerned that South Africa might not have enough hands on deck to get the country’s networking backbone – which will be carrying reams of information all over the globe – up and running.

“The whole world is going to rely on us for information, and if we don’t ensure that we have strong backbone, a networking infrastructure, there are risks of blackout of information,” says Alfie Hamid Cisco Systems SA’s area academy manager.

Hamid says the dearth of the necessary skills could also have implications for the roll out of the Eastern Africa Submarine Cable System (Eassy), which will bring much-needed internet bandwidth to a number of African countries, including SA. “We will need thousands of people to work on the cable, and we may not be able to reap the benefits,” says Hamid.

The shortage of professionals could also impede the success of e-government initiatives – where certain services are provided online – as access platforms need to be secure at all times.

Hamid says that focus on basic IT skills such as using word-processing, spreadsheet and e-mail packages has lead to the neglect of developing more advanced skills. “Had we not done the study, we wouldn’t have known that we now are in dire straits. By 2009 we are looking at a shortage of 113 000 network professionals,” he says.

Benjamin Mophatlane, the deputy CEO of Business Connexion, the biggest outsourced IT services provider in SA, says the industry is paying now for its cost-cutting initiatives of the recent past: “If you look in the IT industry over the last five years, it went through a downturn, and one of the reasons we find ourselves in this position is that a lot of companies do not do a lot of training. And the training that was done used to be very much focused on the Microsoft skills, the soft skills as opposed to the networking skills.”

Cisco Systems – the largest networking company on the globe – has developed a programme in which students are taught to design, build and maintain computer networks. Once a student has completed the programme, he or she obtains a Cisco-accredited qualification which is recognised globally. The programme is available in 155 countries, with 11 000 academies across the world and 48m examinations taken. Students are taken through an IT essentials course (which can be taught at school level), and also do modules on wireless local area network support, networking security and internet protocol telephony.

So far, there are 32 academies in SA, with 3 212 graduates and 2 634 students on current courses. Hamid says that together with the department of education, Cisco is looking at taking the number of academies to 600 “over the next few years”.

Already, there are a number of schools, such as Hoërskool Overkruin in Pretoria, that are offering the IT essentials course, which can be taken by anyone that has completed grade 10.

Students do not have to have engineering degrees in order to become network professionals; leaving high school with this sort of accreditation makes them immediately employable.

All we need to do is get together as Cisco
, and as the department of education, and get other private companies together and train our instructors and give them access to the Cisco Networking Academy programme, we roll it out. We can definitely meet those targets.”

Penny Vinjevold, a deputy director-general at the department of education, says high-level IT networking courses have been introduced at SA’s FET colleges where there are currently 400 000 students: “We have the capacity to take that to 800 000 for the first time,” she says
.

The department, she says, has set itself the goal of having all its teachers and students IT-literate by 2013.



Revamped Web Site to Track Revitalization of Lower Manhattan
Jul 10, 2006 By Gina M. Scott
In a Sunday radio address, NYC Mayor Michael Bloomberg announced the Lower Manhattan revitalization campaign called "This is 2010. It's Happening Now."
Citizens can stay informed of the progress the city is making on both the World Trade Center memorial and the Lower Manhattan city area on the new user-friendly Web site which has been retooled. It is now easier for citizens to access information on various aspects of the revitalization including construction updates, news and future projects.

"We must work together to continue transforming Lower Manhattan into a community that reflects our city's spirit, and our unshakable hope in its future," Bloomberg stated. Included on the Web site is an animated visualization tour which simulates how the community will look in 2010.[size=18]"Just a few years from now ... we'll have a memorial that truly articulates the absence 9/11 left in our hearts and city[/size]0. ."


http://www.lowermanhattan.info/news/low ... 96476.aspx
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Re: Billions to be spent on 2010 transport

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Billions to be spent on 2010 transport

July 10 2006 at 07:42PM

The government has allocated R3,5-billion for public transport infrastructure in preparation for the 2010 Soccer World Cup, SABC news reported on Monday.

It quoted acting Transport Director-General Jerry Makokoane as saying R700-million of the total budget had been set aside for this financial year.

He said R241-million had been allocated to municipalities that would be hosting 2010 World Cup matches.

Makokoane was addressing the Southern African Transport conference in Pretoria.

He said the infrastructure of airports would also be upgraded to ensure efficient and safe transportation for all visitors. - Sapa


http://allafrica.com/stories/200607100820.html

Zimbabwe: 2010 - Give African Scientists Chance

The Herald (Harare)

COLUMN
July 10, 2006
Posted to the web July 10, 2006

Sifelani Tsiko
Harare

GOOD Morning South Africa 2010! The world's greatest footballing event came to a close yesterday after the grand finale between Italy and France.

It's now Africa's turn to host this prestigious and multi-billion dollar event.

Many by now could be scratching their heads as to why this week I've decided to zero in on the World Cup, in particular the 2010 edition to be held down south.

Well, as you might know, the World Cup is big business and behind it are architects, engineers, IT specialists, wood technologists, electrical engineers, telecommunications experts and a whole array of other experts in the scientific and technological fields.

Will African scientists and other technical experts really benefit from the hosting of the 2010 World Cup on African soil?

Will other African businesses too benefit from the opportunities this event will offer?

There are no easy answers to this. Africa has for many years watched from the terraces as giant multi-national corporations reaped huge rewards from World Cup events ranging from advertising, satellite broadcasting, architectural work, transport, the food and beverage sectors, clothing and numerous other sectors.

Germany managed to enhance its sporting facilities using its architects, engineers, IT specialists and other technical experts.

It is possible that Germany utilised the huge pool of talent from African scientists who migrated to Europe and North America in the construction of the state-of-the-art soccer arenas for the 2006 edition of the World Cup.

The bulk of builders of these magnificent structures were from North African countries. Africa provided cheap labour while the big multinationals reaped huge rewards in many ways in the preparations for the World Cup in Germany.

Of course some critics will say the beautiful game unites people of all races and will dismiss this article as malicious and misdirected.

In simple terms, football unites races on the pitch and when it comes to the dollars that go with it, racism rears its ugly head.

Multinationals are everywhere and will in the coming four years be strategically positioning their missiles to reap everything they can lay hands on in South Africa.

It is all too easy for the South Africans to give multibillion dollar contracts to firms from Europe, America and Asia while locals and even scientists from across the Limpopo only play supporting roles to this multibillion dollar sporting event.


http://news.xinhuanet.com/english/2006- ... 814741.htm
Central SOEs asked to clean up acts by 2010

BEIJING, July 10 (Xinhua) -- China's central State-owned enterprises (SOEs) have been told to root out corruption before 2010.

The order from the State-owned Assets Supervision and Administration Commission (SASAC) comes two months after it demanded the central enterprises to investigate bribery cases themselves within six months, the Xinhua-run Economic Information Daily reported on Monday.

The Commission said recently that the construction of an honest working environment was a key task for the central enterprises.

There were 169 central SOEs in China with combined assets of 10.6 trillion yuan (1.325 trillion U.S. dollars) by the end of December 2005. Their net assets stood at 4.6 trillion yuan. Enditem


Intel Targets 32-Core Processors in 2010.
Intel Develops Processors with 32 Cores


by Anton Shilov

[ 07/10/2006 | 07:30 AM ]


The world’s main supplier of microprocessors, Intel Corp., plans to offer a central processing unit for servers, which will be 15 times faster compared to today’s chips and which will contain up to 32 processing engines, according to a media report.


The processor code-named Gulftown will have “eight processing nodes” with four cores on each one, according to TG Daily web-site, which may mean that the chip will consist of several physical dice. Every die will sport four processing engines, 3MB unified level-three cache, while every core will have 512KB L2 cache. The dice will be connected to each other using “a ring architecture” interconnect technology.

Intel already reportedly has project named Keifer, which is focused around many-core processors. Keifer is generally aimed at server market and will primarily compete against Sun’s Niagara processors, which micro-architecture is used in the company’s UltraSparc T1 chips. So far Intel competed against ultra high-end server processors from Sun and IBM using its Itanium lineup of microprocessors. Currently it is unclear whether the Gulftown is based on the IA64 architecture, or still is an x86 microprocessor, however, on the slide published by TG Daily Intel’s Xeon 5100 (Woodcrest) chips are compared with the Gulftown.

Intel expects Keifer to result in a 15x performance jump over today's Xeon 5100 processors at just 2GHz clock speed, it is reported.

In 2010 Intel will use 32nm process technology to produce its processors, which will allow to make the Gulftown processor more or less cost efficient. Even though, there are no exact details concerning the matter and it is uncertain, whether such chips will cost Intel’s customers up to $3372 per unit, like today’s high-end Xeon MP or Itanium 2, or more.

Intel did not comment on the news-story.



http://www.mybroadband.co.za/nephp/?m=show&id=3470
2010 'information blackout'
By Ana Monteiro, 10 July 2006

As the 2006 FIFA World Cup went off without any technical hitches in Germany, the information technology industry (IT) in SA is ringing alarm bells about whether it will be as hassle-free when the country hosts the sporting spectacle in 2010.

Spurred by the release of a report last week that found SA needs 70 500 networking professionals just to fill current vacancies in the market, commentators are concerned that South Africa might not have enough hands on deck to get the country’s networking backbone – which will be carrying reams of information all over the globe – up and running.

“The whole world is going to rely on us for information, and if we don’t ensure that we have strong backbone, a networking infrastructure, there are risks of blackout of information,” says Alfie Hamid Cisco Systems SA’s area academy manager.

Hamid says the dearth of the necessary skills could also have implications for the roll out of the Eastern Africa Submarine Cable System (Eassy), which will bring much-needed internet bandwidth to a number of African countries, including SA. “We will need thousands of people to work on the cable, and we may not be able to reap the benefits,” says Hamid.

The shortage of professionals could also impede the success of e-government initiatives – where certain services are provided online – as access platforms need to be secure at all times.

Hamid says that focus on basic IT skills such as using word-processing, spreadsheet and e-mail packages has lead to the neglect of developing more advanced skills. “Had we not done the study, we wouldn’t have known that we now are in dire straits. By 2009 we are looking at a shortage of 113 000 network professionals,” he says.

Benjamin Mophatlane, the deputy CEO of Business Connexion, the biggest outsourced IT services provider in SA, says the industry is paying now for its cost-cutting initiatives of the recent past: “If you look in the IT industry over the last five years, it went through a downturn, and one of the reasons we find ourselves in this position is that a lot of companies do not do a lot of training. And the training that was done used to be very much focused on the Microsoft skills, the soft skills as opposed to the networking skills.”

Cisco Systems – the largest networking company on the globe – has developed a programme in which students are taught to design, build and maintain computer networks. Once a student has completed the programme, he or she obtains a Cisco-accredited qualification which is recognised globally. The programme is available in 155 countries, with 11 000 academies across the world and 48m examinations taken. Students are taken through an IT essentials course (which can be taught at school level), and also do modules on wireless local area network support, networking security and internet protocol telephony.

So far, there are 32 academies in SA, with 3 212 graduates and 2 634 students on current courses. Hamid says that together with the department of education, Cisco is looking at taking the number of academies to 600 “over the next few years”.

Already, there are a number of schools, such as Hoërskool Overkruin in Pretoria, that are offering the IT essentials course, which can be taken by anyone that has completed grade 10.

Students do not have to have engineering degrees in order to become network professionals; leaving high school with this sort of accreditation makes them immediately employable.

All we need to do is get together as Cisco
, and as the department of education, and get other private companies together and train our instructors and give them access to the Cisco Networking Academy programme, we roll it out. We can definitely meet those targets.”

Penny Vinjevold, a deputy director-general at the department of education, says high-level IT networking courses have been introduced at SA’s FET colleges where there are currently 400 000 students: “We have the capacity to take that to 800 000 for the first time,” she says
.


The department, she says, has set itself the goal of having all its teachers and students IT-literate by 2013.



http://www.govtech.net/magazine/channel ... php/100153
Revamped Web Site to Track Revitalization of Lower Manhattan
Jul 10, 2006 By Gina M. Scott
In a Sunday radio address, NYC Mayor Michael Bloomberg announced the Lower Manhattan revitalization campaign called "This is 2010. It's Happening Now."
Citizens can stay informed of the progress the city is making on both the World Trade Center memorial and the Lower Manhattan city area on the new user-friendly Web site which has been retooled. It is now easier for citizens to access information on various aspects of the revitalization including construction updates, news and future projects.

"We must work together to continue transforming Lower Manhattan into a community that reflects our city's spirit, and our unshakable hope in its future," Bloomberg stated. Included on the Web site is an animated visualization tour which simulates how the community will look in 2010.[size=18]"Just a few years from now ... we'll have a memorial that truly articulates the absence 9/11 left in our hearts and city[/size]0. ."


http://www.lowermanhattan.info/news/low ... 96476.aspx


http://www.zdnetindia.com/news/business ... 50289.html
According to AMI-Partners, the Indian government's broadband plans for the country are spurring the adoption of Internet technologies. Its Broadband Policy 2004 aims to grow the number of Internet subscribers to 40 million by 2010, of which 20 million are expected to be broadband subscribers.

To accelerate the growth of broadband services in India, the government has implemented initiatives such as a five-year tax rebate for companies providing Internet services, broadband networks or telecom services.
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Postby denise on Mon Jul 10, 2006 12:39 pm

http://kavkazcenter.com/eng/content/200 ... 4929.shtml

Sadulayev: "This plan is meant to last until 2010"

We greet all our friends, all people who worry about the freedom and independence of the Chechen people, all of those who objectively and correctly see the picture in our republic [and] around us; who recognize the right of the Chechen people to self-determination and independence. In this attempt to answer some questions we will try to explain and show our position clearly. The questions that we have received from our friends are:

1. How do you assess the situation in Chechnya after the death of Aslan Maskhadov; has the death of Maskhadov influenced the Chechen resistance-its military tactics and policy?

A.-H.Sadulayev: We adopted the tactic of widening the Jihad in 2002 at the big Majlis-ul-Shura, and today we are still working on that plan. That plan, presented by the Military Council of the Majlis-ul-Shura of the CRI, is meant to last until 2010. The policy has undergone small changes. The plan that we are guided by today stems from those plans and decisions that were adopted at that Majlis-ul-Shura, which was headed by our president, Aslan Maskhadov (a shaheed, Inshallah).


http://www.kentucky.com/mld/kentucky/li ... 984063.htm
2010's coming -- let the floral beautification begin
HERALD-LEADER STAFF REPORT
The idea behind Lexington Beautiful is to florally spiff up the areas around street signs on the city's heavily traveled "collector streets" -- where slow-moving neighborhood traffic empties into faster, wider roadways.

In theory, the sponsoring organization, the Fayette County Neighborhood Council, hopes to have those streets abloom in time for the 2010 influx of tourists for the World Equestrian Games. The council is an umbrella organization for most of Lexington's neighborhood associations.


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Mbeki's speech at unveiling of the 2010 logo

Soccer World Cup will stand out as a unique event that celebrates Africa in all its magnificent splendour, richness, vibrancy, diversity and glory.

Just as the sound is powerfully amplified in the spirals of the kudu horn, we see hope, connections and prosperity merging between the ancient roots and the infinite possibilities of tomorrow. May the party in Germany continue to spread the magic and joy and pass this to South Africa, where the vuvuzela, our homemade football trumpet, will welcome football fans from across the world.

Again, dear friends, we come from a place where football is not simply a game but an enduring passion; we come from a place where our hearts beat in unison as we celebrate a shared destiny and love for the beautiful game with the human family.

Africa is ready. Africa's time has come.

Africa is calling: Come home to Africa in 2010 - Kommen Sie heim nach Afrika in 2010
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Postby denise on Mon Jul 10, 2006 12:46 pm

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Kudu

The Kudu are two species of antelope:


Greater KuduLesser Kudu, Tragelaphus imberbis
Greater Kudu, Tragelaphus strepsiceros

"Kudu": has a symbolic role in Hindu and Buddhist architecture. A decorative motif often carved with a bust-length figure in it as if at a window.

A Kudu horn is a musical instrument made from the horn of the Kudu antelope. It is mostly seen as in the Western world in its use as a part of the Scouting movement's Wood Badge training program which, when blown, signals the start of a Wood Badge training course or activity.

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Postby denise on Mon Jul 10, 2006 12:49 pm

http://msnbc.msn.com/id/13804095/

“I am absolutely determined to carry out the separation from the Palestinians and establish secure borders,” he said. Olmert wants to withdraw from most of the West Bank by 2010 to allow the Palestinians to gain independence and to secure a long-term Jewish majority for Israel.
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Postby denise on Mon Jul 10, 2006 1:04 pm

This is odd, I did a search for "Jerusalem temple 2010" on Google and this is what I got...

http://www.designcommunity.com/discussion/2010.html

In Reply to: Solomon's Temple - Jerusalem, Israel - Great Buildings Online posted by Lewis Rosser on August 01, 1999 at 21:13:27:

sir,

shalom!

good day! i was assigned to report about the rebuilding of the temple,
how can i make my report so substantial.
can you help me organize the outline, at least the essential.
i will appreciate whatever you can send me.

thank you and God bless!


yours truly,

Sherwin Sales



A new Jacob's Ladder? Maybe?

http://msnbc.msn.com/id/5792719/

Space elevator contest proposed
‘Elevator:2010’ aimed
at encouraging
technology development

Elevator2010.org
One of the marquee events in a proposed space elevator competition would be a climber race, shown in this artist's conception. The mechanical climbers would be required to lift a payload up a 60-meter cable, with power provided by an intense light beam shining on photoelectric cells.

Enthusiasts on Friday unveiled an effort to establish an annual competition for space-elevator technologies, taking a page from the playbook for other high-tech contests such as the $10 million Ansari X Prize.

Many of the details surrounding the "Elevator:2010" challenge — including financing — still have to be fleshed out, however.

The project, spearheaded by the California-based Spaceward Foundation, would focus on innovations in fields that could open the way for payloads to be lifted into space by light-powered platforms. Such platforms, also known as climbers, would move up and down superstrong ribbons rising as high as 62,000 miles (100,000 kilometers) above Earth's surface.


http://www.elevator2010.org/site/index.html

Space Elevator Introduction

Blue skies beyond ...



... The USST climber at 40 feet.
(Note the target at the top of the crane!)

3 months, 1 week and 3 days to competition day


--------------------------------------------------------------------------------


Climbing The Sky
The dream of a Space Elevator is a monumental one. A vision that will not only further space exploration and knowledge, but has the potential to shape the existential future of the human race for centuries to come.

For the first time since it was initially conceived, this dream is now within our reach.

Elevator 2010 has joined the massive construction effort, adding energy, resources and new initiatives to the ever-growing number of organizations, companies, websites and enthusiasts focused on the technical, political and economic development of the Space Elevator.

We firmly believe that the set of technologies that underlie the infinite promise of the Space Elevator can be demonstrated, or proven infeasible, within a 5 year time-frame.

And hence our name. Elevator:2010. we promise to get an answer for you by then.


http://msnbc.msn.com/id/9785606/site/newsweek/

The Last Word: Preparing for The Worst
Janos Bogardi: We are always arming for the last battle. We had a tsunami and only now are we working on a warning system. The next one will surely be different.

By Mac Margolis
Newsweek International
Oct. 31, 2005 issue - On Oct. 12, the United Nations' official day of Disaster Preparedness, scholars from the U.N. University's campus in Bonn issued an appropriately gloomy statement. If nothing is done to cushion the blow of natural disasters, they declared, by 2010 some 50 million people around the world could be driven from their homes annually.
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Postby denise on Mon Jul 10, 2006 1:43 pm

Future Maps Topics:

Get ready for the years 2000, 2010, 2020, and even 2030 with these maps. The future is really yours when you have a geographical perspective of issues important to you.

http://library.thinkquest.org/2591/Thin ... irect.html


http://www.usd.edu/cd/sdlend/2010.cfm

The South Dakota LEND Program is proud to support All Aboard the 2010 Express!

All Aboard the 2010 Express is a 10-Year Action Plan to Achieve Community-Based Service Systems for Children and Youth with Special Health Care Needs and Their Families.

All Aboard the 2010 Express is sponsored by the Health Resources and Services Administration and the Maternal and Child Health Bureau.

All Aboard the 2010 Express "is designed to accompany Healthy People 2010 (HP 2010). In Healthy People 2010, the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, in partnership with states, communities, and many organizations in the public and private sectors, has set out a series of objectives to 'bring better health to all people in this country.' All Aboard the 2010 Express is a 10-Year Action Plan for the nation that addresses the objectives in Health People 2010 related to the care of children and youth with special health care needs. The ultimate goal of this Action Plan is to put in place community-based service systems for children with special health needs and to assure family-centered care for all children."

Click here to visit the Healthy People 2010 website.


http://www.healthypeople.gov/

Healthy People 2010 challenges individuals, communities, and professionals—indeed, all of us— to take specific steps to ensure that good health, as well as long life, are enjoyed by all.



http://www.supremeruler2010.com/
Welcome to the World of

Supreme Ruler 2010


Supreme Ruler 2010 encompasses Military, Economic, and Diplomatic elements in a Real Time / Turn-Based Strategy Game.

"Supreme Ruler 2010 looks like an easy game on the surface, but what lies beneath the surface is an intellectual challenge"- Wargamer.com


Click on the STORY section on the right hand side !!!

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Postby ruotsher on Tue Jul 11, 2006 10:11 am

Here's another one.............

North Korea Could Have 250 Taepdong Missiles by 2010



July 10, 2006
Korean Times

North Korea is expected to stockpile up to 250 intermediate Taepodong-1 and long-range Taepodong-2 missiles by 2010, a South Korean university said Monday.
http://www.stevequayle.com/News.alert/0 ... kpile.html
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Postby Spreading Salt on Tue Jul 11, 2006 4:08 pm

Here's a great mechanism to put a stop to animal sacrifices in the new temple.

http://ec.europa.eu/food/animal/welfare ... lan_en.htm
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Digital TV Switch Off 2010 Offical

CDN - Friday, 14 July 2006

The Federal Government yesterday formally admitted that the planned 2008 switchover date to digital television in Australia cannot be met, and has officially changed the date to 2010- 2012. It also flagged a new regime for services like mobile television.



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"There is insufficient digital take-up to meet the current switchover date of December 31 2008 in metropolitan areas," said Communications and IT Minister Helen Coonan. The Minister also raised the possibility of setting up a new organisation to oversee the change to digital telly. Coonan's decision about digital switchover was part of the Federal Government's new framework for media reform in Australia, released yesterday.

As anticipated, reforms include the scrapping of cross-media ownership restrictions in favour of a regime of proposed safeguards to ensure no fewer than five independent operators ("voices" in pollie jargon) remain in metropolitan markets and four in regional markets. Coonan said there will be a requirement for public disclosure when a media outlet reports on the activities of a cross-held entity.

"This package of reforms will allow the Australian media sector to move from the old analogue-based regime into the dynamic new world of digital content, where traditional media co-exist and compete with new delivery platforms," the Minister said yesterday.

"It is clear to the Government and to much of the industry that the media landscape is changing rapidly, and a flexible system is needed to allow media companies to adapt and prosper in the new digital environment.

Other elements of the framework include:
- A "digital action" plan to drive take-up of digital TV;
- Opening up two reserved digital channels for new digital services like mobile television;
- A high-definition multi-channel permitted by the removal of simulcast requirements on high-definition television programming;
- Anti-siphoning scheme to be wound down through a "use it or lose it" approach from January 1 next year;
- Retaining media as a "sensitive sector" under foreign investment policy; and
- New powers for the Australian Communications and Media Authority

Legislation to introduce the new framework is expected next year. Coonan did not say which part of 2007 would see the new laws imposed.
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Postby denise on Thu Jul 13, 2006 10:13 pm

http://www.jewishexponent.com/article/10126/

As Falash Mura Languish, a Sense of Deep Frustration Grows Among Groups in America
July 13, 2006

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Ever since the Israeli government decided a year-and-a-half ago to accelerate Ethiopian immigration, the Jewish agencies and federations working on the issue have waited for the government to make good on its promise.

As months passed without any action, the United Jewish Communities federation umbrella organization voted to raise $100 million for Ethiopian aliyah and absorption. Last June's pledge, part of a $160 million special campaign called Operation Promise, was intended in part to pressure the government to implement its decision to double the pace of Ethiopian aliyah, to 600 people per month.

Last month, however, an Israeli interministerial committee voted to put the brakes on the plan, possibly until well into 2007. The reason, according to Finance Minister Avraham Hirschson: not enough cash.

The latest delay has left American Jewish leaders behind the Ethiopian campaign frustrated and impatient.

"Obviously, it slows a lot of things down," said Stephen Hoffman, president of the Jewish Community Federation of Cleveland.

"We don't believe there's a significant economic difference to the Israeli state, because these people are going to be coming eventually," said Hoffman. "We think it's not a financial issue, it's a timing issue."

On average, each Ethiopian immigrant costs the State of Israel roughly $100,000 over the course of his or her lifetime, according to government estimates.

John Ruskay, executive vice president of UJA-Federation of New York, said some Israeli and U.S. Jewish observers suspect that the current government has no intention of implementing its predecessor's decision on the Falash Mura.

Former Prime Minister Ariel Sharon's Cabinet voted twice -- in February 2003 and January 2005 -- to expedite Ethiopian aliyah and bring to Israel all eligible Falash Mura remaining in Ethiopia. The only official word from Prime Minister Ehud Olmert's current government was the vote to delay the plan.

"Some Israeli observers believe this decision was deferred," said Ruskay. "Others believe that the prior government's decision was reversed. It's uncertain."

In a letter to U.S. Jewish officials, Zeev Bielski, chairman of the Jewish Agency for Israel, who was at the interministerial committee meeting, called it a question of "if and when the final decision is made." The committee deferred the decision until "after the priorities of the 2007 budget are settled in the coming months," explained Bielski.

One reason for the delay is the government's preoccupation with other pressing problems, such as renewed conflict with the Palestinians. Ethiopian aliyah appears to be a low priority for attention and funding.

"It's a question of timing, not a question of implementation," insisted Doron Krakow, UJC's senior vice president for Israel and overseas affairs. "There's been no change in policy."

Federation officials say they'll continue to press hard for Ethiopian aliyah, partly by bringing money to the table.

"We're conducting the fundraising now to show the government that we're ready to hold up our end of the deal," Hoffman said, echoing sentiments expressed a year ago by UJC CEO Howard Rieger.

But the fundraising effort has been complicated by the delay, in part because donors were promised an expedited aliyah operation that hasn't yet happened.

In New York, for example, the local federation's pledge to Operation Promise is contingent on Israel accelerating the pace of Ethiopian aliyah. Because that hasn't happened, New York hasn't yet sent any of its $5.3 million pledge for Operation Promise to UJC, though UJA-Federation of New York continues to support Ethiopian aliyah and absorption projects through its regular annual budget.

In any case, a steady stream of 300 Ethiopians continues to arrive in the Jewish state each month. Even if the rate is never doubled, all the aliyah-eligible people left in Ethiopia may make it to Israel by 2010.

In the meantime, Ethiopians in Addis Ababa and Gondar continue to petition to immigrate to the Jewish state.

The petitioners say they are Ethiopians of Jewish ancestry whose progenitors converted to Christianity several generations ago to escape social and economic pressures. Now they have begun returning to Judaism in a bid to emigrate, along with their extended families, to the Jewish state. Israel calls these people Falash Mura.

The Falash Mura's Jewish pedigree is virtually impossible to prove. Unlike Ethiopian immigrants who came to Israel as part of Operations Moses and Solomon in 1984 and 1991, the Falash Mura have not maintained Jewish traditions and practice, so Israel has been accepting only those who can demonstrate a familial connection with Ethiopians already in Israel.

It's not clear exactly how many Falash Mura remain in Ethiopia, though aid officials say the number is likely not more than 13,000. However, The Jerusalem Post last year found indications that tens of thousands more Ethiopians with ties to Jewish ancestry are living in the Ethiopian highlands.


Some Israeli officials stationed in Ethiopia and American Jewish federation leaders who have gone on fact-finding missions there say that it's essential to bring the current group of Falash Mura as quickly as possible so the number of petitioners for aliyah stops growing.

For their part, Jewish aid and advocacy officials say the Falash Mura must be brought to Israel as quickly as possible because they suffer from extremely poor living conditions.

"The delay in aliyah will result not only in prolonging suffering in Ethiopia, but also cause a delay in absorption" of the Ethiopian immigrants in Israel, said Orlee Guttman, director of operations for the North American Conference on Ethiopian Jewry, which maintains aid operations in Gondar.

Federation officials said the Israelis promised to revisit the issue soon.

"It will be discussed in a matter of weeks rather than months," assured Hoffman. "The prime minister promised us that we will get to this sooner rather than later."
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January 2007 marks the 15th anniversary of the establishment of diplomatic relationship between China and Israel.

Therefore, the National People's Congress earlier this year approved "The 11th Five-Year Plan" of the national economic and social development for 2006-2010.
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Postby Be still on Fri Jul 14, 2006 7:31 am

Very cool avatar Denise. :shock:
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Postby Thunder on Tue Jul 18, 2006 1:41 pm

Hey... I have a birthday in 2010!!!! Does that mean anything? Sorry, guys.... I couldn't resist! :grin:
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Postby MacD23 on Fri Jul 21, 2006 10:43 pm

:shock:

I just got my new Debit Cards for two different accounts, and they expire in July of 2010... the MIDPOINT!

Its all OVER FOLKS!!
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Postby ruotsher on Mon Jul 24, 2006 8:17 am

Tisha B'Av will occur on the following days of the Gregorian calendar:

Jewish Year 5766 : sunset August 2, 2006 - nightfall August 3, 2006
Jewish Year 5767 : sunset July 23, 2007 - nightfall July 24, 2007
Jewish Year 5768 : sunset August 9, 2008 - nightfall August 10, 2008
Jewish Year 5769 : sunset July 29, 2009 - nightfall July 30, 2009
Jewish Year 5770 : sunset July 19, 2010 - nightfall July 20, 2010



Temple destroyed during 70 AD and now sounds like 5770 will be 5700 year of Jewish time.
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Postby lahalbo on Wed Jul 26, 2006 5:58 am

I just saw on the front page of our newspaper in Birmingham, AL that Charles Barkley (the former basketball player) is considering running for Governor in 2010! Surely that is a SIGN!!!! Please pray for us all!

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Postby Be still on Wed Jul 26, 2006 8:01 am

:lol:



and :welcome: lahalbo
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Postby Thunder on Thu Jul 27, 2006 12:57 pm

Ruotsher, what is Tisha B'Av?

Also, what does your name mean?
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Postby ruotsher on Thu Jul 27, 2006 6:39 pm

Tisha B'Av is the 9th of Av.........

Ruotsher is greek for "watcher"

Look at this re the 9th of Av:

MATTHEW 24:43
But know this, that if the goodman of the house had known in what watch the thief would come, he would have watched, and would not have suffered his house to be broken up

MARK 13:32-33
"but of that day and hour knoweth no man, no, not the angels which are in heaven, neither the Son , but the Father, take ye heed, watch and pray; for ye know not when the time is"

Scripture does not say "shall not know" the month or year but do not know the day or hour. This phrase is actually the Hebrew idiom for the "Feast that no man knows the day or hour", that is, "Yom Teruah" / "Feast of Trumpets/Shouting" (a.k.a Rosh Hashanna). This is the only feast day that you do not know in advance exactly when it is going to start because it happens on the day of the new visible crescent moon of the 7th month.

This statement was never meant to say we could never know the timing of the the Messiah's coming in advance. That would conflict with many other scriptures if it were the intent. But Christians generally understand it to mean "dont set dates or get distracted studying prophecy", which is not entirely true.

Nevertheless, we were given the 70 weeks of Daniel and the Parable of the Fig Tree to "show his servants" the timing of these things in advance. Moreover, there are any number of timing markers given in Daniel and Revelation which once you see them happen, you know that the Messiah's return will be in either 1290 days, 1260 days, 1335 days, 42 months or 3½ years from that point! Thus once you see the event you will be able to calculate the the timing of Second Advent down to year, month and day.

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As we approach Tisha B'Av the 9th of Av (August 3rd, 2006) many biblical prophecies are coming to a head. Tisha B'Av is a major annual fast day in Judaism and has been called the "saddest day in Jewish history".

The fast commemorates two of the saddest events in Jewish history: the destruction of the First Temple (originally built by King Solomon), and the destruction of the Second Temple. Those two events occurred about 556 years apart, but both in the same month, Av, and, as tradition has it, both on the ninth day.

On this day in the year 1312 BCE, the generation of Jews who came out of Egypt under Moses' leadership 16 months earlier were condemned to die in the wilderness and the entry into the Land of Israel was delayed for 40 years until the old generation died out.

On this day, the Twelve spies sent by Moses to observe the land of Canaan. 2 of the spies brought a positive report, but 10 of the spies brought an "evil report" about the land that caused the Children of Israel to cry, panic and despair of ever entering the "Promised land" for which they were punished by God that they would not enter and that for all generations the day would become one of crying and misfortune for the descendants of the Children of Israel, the Jewish people.

On this day, Solomon's Temple (the First Temple) and the Kingdom of Judah were destroyed by the Babylonians led by Nebuchadnezzar in 586 BCE and the Judeans were sent into the Babylonian exile.

On this day, the Second Temple was destroyed by the Roman Empire in 70 AD scattering the people of Judea thus beginning a two thousand year Jewish exile.

On this day, Bar Kokhba's revolt against Rome failed, Bar Kokhba was killed, as was Rabbi Akiva and many other important sages of the Mishnah, and Betar was destroyed.

On this day, following the siege of Jerusalem was the subsequent razing of Jerusalem one year later.
According to the Talmud, the destruction of the Second Temple began on that date and was finally consumed by the flames on the next day.

Also on this day:
The declaration of the Crusades by Pope Urban II in 1095
The burning of the Talmud in 1242
In 1290, the signature of the edict by King Edward I expelling the Jews from England
The Alhambra decree was put into effect, leading to the Jewish expulsion from Spain in 1492
The First World War started in 1914
The first killings at Treblinka took place in 1942
The AMIA Bombing (Asociación Mutua Israelita Argentina) by Arab terrorists on July 18, 1994 in Buenos Aires, Argentina, which killed 86 and wounded more than 120.

Most Haredi Jews also see Tisha B'Av as a remembrance day for the six million Jews killed by the Nazis during the Holocaust. Modern Orthodox and non-Orthodox Jews remember these on a special day instituted by the government of Israel, called Yom HaShoah.

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Jews are keenly aware of what is transpiring in the Middle East today. Their future as a nation is at stake. There can be no peace with Hamas or Hezbollah which are merely outlaw groups supported by Israel's enemies. They are not bound by international law and therefore present a very clear threat to tiny Israel.

On August 2nd God will send a great earthquake to warn all the combatants that He is in control and all must submit to His authority. From the continual rhetoric and escalating violence, I doubt whether this will have any effect. It is very likely that the Al Aqsa mosque (the third most holy site to Islam) will be destroyed, possibly by Hamas itself who will blame Israel so that Islamics around the world will unite and align against Israel in jihad. Israel will seek to restore animal sacrifices on the Temple Mount shortly thereafter.

On 9th of Av, Islamic forces will lash out at Israel. Tel Aviv will be bombarded by 500 missiles; and Jerusalem will be attacked at night by chemical weapons forcing thousands to flee to the hills as declared in prophecy.

Israel will retaliate with a quick and decisive blow by nuking Damascus leaving it a heap of ruins as the Bible says. Israel will continue the war at full force eliminating both Hamas and Hezbollah from the equation. They will push their enemies all the way to the Euphrates and God will restore the all the lands He promised to Israel.

On the 10th of Av, God will send a sign in the heavens that millions will see
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Postby ruotsher on Fri Jul 28, 2006 5:49 am

Ordering pizza in 2010....ironically amusing...

http://www.aclu.org/pizza/images/screen.swf
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Postby cujet on Tue Aug 01, 2006 6:51 am

by 2010, skynet will become self aware!

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Postby bok on Wed Aug 09, 2006 2:15 pm

ChrisJ wrote:http://www.us-asean.org/afta.asp

Don't forget the ASEAN Free Trade Area.

ASEAN countries: Brunei, Cambodia,Laos, Indonesia,,Malaysia, Myanmar, Philippines, Singapore, Thailand, Vietnam




the ASEAN countries have agreed to enact zero tariff rates on virtually all imports by 2010 for the original signatories,



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Fresh news as of August 6th, 2006


http://biz.thestar.com.my/news/story.asp?file=/2006/8/6/business/15065182&sec=business
EU Foreign Policy chief Javier Solana reaffirmed the EU’s commitment to work with Asean when he attended the Asean Regional Forum here last week.

“Mr Solana had a very useful meeting with Prime Minister Datuk Seri Abdullah Ahmad Badawi. Both leaders discussed a wide range of issues, including the EU's efforts to help resolve the conflict in Lebanon and the Middle East,” added Rommel, a former economist with the International Monetary Fund.

Solana had announced that the EU had agreed to sign the Asean Treaty of Amity and Co-operation (TAC), which require signatories to renounce the use or threat of force against any Asean member.


It's not just economic... its military as well.
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