Bookworm: “The Death of Money: The Coming Collapse of the International Monetary System” By James Rickards

The main stream and alternative media alike had been buzzing about the $400 billion natural gas deal between Russia and China.  These media described that this huge natural gas deal between these two huge countries could eventually undermine the dollar reserve currency status.  Whether this will be true or not for some time to come, nobody will know!  Nonetheless, one could tell that China and Russia are diversifying their dollar reserves into something else such as this $400 billion natural gas deal.  These two huge countries are hedging against the dollar, thus either these two huge countries will trade with each other in other currencies other than dollar or spending their dollar reserves to materialize their dollar reserves into something more tangible such as the $400 billion natural gas deal.

With all the talks of the dollar is losing reserving status either gradually or slowly reaching a tipping point where an avalanche of events will drive the demise of the dollar reserve status at a breakneck speed, I’m getting more interested in being more informed about this whole shebang.  It was no surprised when I got a whiff of the new book “The Death of Money: The Coming Collapse of the International Monetary System” written by James Rickards, I was eager to purchase this very book on Amazon Kindle Store.  Yes, I purchased this book in dollar!  Anyhow, I’m going to read this book now, but by the time I finish this book I might be able to write a blog post or two about my reading of this book.  It will not be a review of sort, but it will be more of what I think I’ve learned by reading this book.

 

Could It Be That Racism Had Occurred Since The Dawn Of Human Existence?

Could it be that racism had occurred since the dawn of human existence?  According to Business Insider’s “DNA Of Ancient Human Spawns New Theory Of Why Europeans Became White” article by Dina Spector, ancient humans from specific parts of the world began to lose dark skin pigments for they had switched to a diet which contained more grains, thus they (researchers) assumed losing dark skin pigments helped ancient humans to synthesize vitamin D from the sun more readily.  I don’t think this is right!

Personally, I myself know nothing about this field of science, and I don’t have any awesome knowledge in related areas.  Nonetheless, I have opinion in regarding to this study.  For me, I like to borrow Darwinism’s bits and pieces, thus I like to think that in the ancient time the natural selection had created few skin anomalies (e.g., white skin, yellow skin, red skin, brown skin) in ancient human population.  These ancient skin anomalies had allowed the ancient humans to become racist and stick to similar skin groups.

As time progressed, ancient people with same skin color began to populate more and more, thus they had weened out the ancient people who shared the minority skin colors in a specific ancient human group.  Moreover, different skin color groups (e.g., white skin, black skin, yellow skin, red skin, brown skin) traveled farther apart from each other, and so they developed earliest unique customs, living conditions, traditions, and so on.  I surmise much later on they began to meet up again, and thus we had the so called “the clashes of ancient civilizations” of people who did not share same skin colors.  Obviously, these cases were true only when such occurrences had occurred for the very first time for each unique “clash of ancient civilizations” which could depict the clashed of different skin color groups (i.e., clans).

In conclusion, I don’t think we can know for sure what had happened which allowed the ancient humans to develop different skin colors.  Obviously as time progresses and the advancing of technologies, we might come up with an even better answer than what we have had in regarding to this specific quest.  My assumption on the development of skin colors of ancient people might be off the mark by a gazillion miles, but this is my own opinion and explanation to why ancient people began to develop different skin colors.  I can’t agree with the article which I had mentioned in the very first paragraph.  If I understand this article correctly, it assumes that ancient humans could morph to white skin and shed their dark skin pigments at will.

Source:  http://finance.yahoo.com/news/dna-ancient-human-spawns-theory-185256880.html (link)