Red Cross scolds ‘failed’ HIV policy among nations

Red Cross scolds ‘failed’ HIV policy among nations
GENEVA (AP) – The spread of HIV and AIDS among millions of people could be slowed if addicts who inject drugs were treated as medical patients rather than as criminals, the International Federation of the Red Cross said Friday.
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Red Cross scolds ‘failed’ HIV policy among nations
GENEVA (AP) – The spread of HIV and AIDS among millions of people could be slowed if addicts who inject drugs were treated as medical patients rather than as criminals, the International Federation of the Red Cross said Friday.
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Changes in Army promotion policy on the anvil

Changes in Army promotion policy on the anvil
The Army will soon change its promotion policy for senior officers above the Major General rank, discarding a system introduced in January last year at the initiative of then Chief General Deepak Kapoor.
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New Promotion From Carnival Offers Military Personnel Discounts
In honor of Veteran’s Day, Carnival Cruise Lines is offering a promotion throughout November that allows active and retired military personnel to book up to three “Fun Ship” staterooms at discounted rates for themselves and their friends and family members.
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With Lockhart promotion, KC police to get a new chief spokesman
The face of the Kansas City Police Department will be changing soon. Capt. Rich Lockhart, who has commanded the media office and provided reporters with information and interviews since 2002, earned a promotion.
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Where can I get a copy of an Arrowhead Umbrella Policy?

Question by Pup_Fan_2345: Where can I get a copy of an Arrowhead Umbrella Policy?
Looking to get an Arrowhead umbrella policy, but I would like to review the policy first. Anyone have any idea where I can find an example of the policy? This would be in California. Thanks.

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Answer by DFK
Call “your” agent. If he represents Arrowhead the he can usually go on line and copy the “meat” of the policy.

Otherwise it is privedged info.

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mbrcatz17

You'll have to get sample policy forms from whichever agent you would buy the policy from. You can contact Arrowhead…

Biden, Boehner Trade Blows Over Economic Policy, Tax Cuts

Biden, Boehner Trade Blows Over Economic Policy, Tax Cuts
House Minority Leader John Boehner and Vice President Joe Biden engaged in a war of words Tuesday over the Obama administration’s efforts to revive the nation’s economy. In a speech to the City Club of Cleveland, Boehner called on President Obama to extend all the tax cuts passed under former President George W. Bush that are set to expire at the end of the year, including those for the …
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A trade for Vincent Jackson makes sense before season or not at all
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Kaberle’s father thinks he’ll request a trade
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Umbrella liability policy wise for higher wage earners

Umbrella liability policy wise for higher wage earners
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What trading policy does the US government hold toward China at present time?

Question by Happy Chow: What trading policy does the US government hold toward China at present time?
Hi, I want to know kind of tading policy does the US government hold toward China, especially the discriminative ones such regulation for export to China, or tariffs for imported Chinese productions. What acts does the legislative institutions do to regulate, restrcit or promote the US-China bilateral trading because I want to finda policy to analyze, and reporting its benefit/cost analysis. I would also like to know where can I find a website that could offer me the relative anwers. Thank you for answering.

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Answer by BeachBum
GATT

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How can China contribute to population growth with their one child policy?

Question by Gabriel: How can China contribute to population growth with their one child policy?
In the wikipedia article on overpopulation it says that China is one of the nine countries that are expected to account for half of the world’s projected population increase by 2050. How is this possible with the one child policy? Wouldn’t the amount of deaths be greater than the amount of births?
If the answer is that their living longer show it mathematically, because it still doesn’t make sense to me. Wouldn’t they have to be living like 20 years longer to get to the point where an extra generation is born before one dies?

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Answer by MTHTL
People are “anti”

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smutz
smutz

That's assuming they follow it. That policy's been around my entire life but their population keeps going up.
L. E. Gant
L. E. Gant

People are living longer, so, the number of deaths is less than the number of births.
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W

The words, "One Child Policy" is a carefully defined policy . Like all policies there are the words and there…

Rare ruling favors Intel pricing policy

Rare ruling favors Intel pricing policy
A preliminary ruling rejected a claim that Intel’s pricing practices hurt consumers.
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Is China’s mandatory abortion policy consistent with or antithetical to its official atheism?

Question by Bruce: Is China’s mandatory abortion policy consistent with or antithetical to its official atheism?
Chinese parents are permitted only one child, and they face mandatory abortion if a second child is conceived. Does its official atheism (viewing religion as the opiate of the people) have any bearing on China’s denial of the parents’ reproductive rights and the the right to life of the unborn child?

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Answer by Saul Fox
It’s reflective of the huge overpopulation problem in China. Is America’s death penalty policy consistent with their lack of compassion for humanity?

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Liuzhou Laowai
Liuzhou Laowai

For a start, the question grossly over-simplifies the one child policy. There are many exceptions. Ethnic minorities are exempt; peasants…
Lam Sanders
Lam Sanders

It has more to do with living. Only so many fish fit in the aquarium. As there is only so…
Catholic Mythbuster
Catholic Mythbuster

Yes, it's very consistent with its official atheism, as is their persecution of practitioners of various faiths, imprisoning and sentencing…
domenic x
domenic x

China's mandatory on abortion does not have to do with atheism but with their way of control because of economical…
zena e
zena e

Any Mandatory Abortion is Against God`s Laws Official Abortion Policy forced abortions and involuntary sterilization of women under Communist China's…

Shift in China Trade Policy Could Accelerate Western Steelmakers’ Slump

Shift in China Trade Policy Could Accelerate Western Steelmakers’ Slump

The steel business faces its biggest hurdle in 60 years with some analysts predicting double digit production cuts in 2009. Now, a sudden change in China trade policy may spell even more trouble for Western steelmakers, as Beijing is currently considering measures to shore up its ailing steel industry with new export policies.

According to World Steel Dynamics, a U.S. steel consulting firm, steel production could fall next year by 13.9% compared with this year. This downturn comes after a long period of growth in the steel industry. In fact, output has grown every year since 1998 – soaring from 777 million metric tons a decade ago to 1.34 billion metric tons in 2007.

The catalyst behind the expansion has been a robust world economy and a steep rise in demand in China – by far the world’s biggest steel producing and consuming nation, accounting for more than a third of global steel output.
But the sector has been among those worst hit by this year’s financial storms, with share prices in many steel companies having fallen by more than two-thirds since the middle of 2008.

“The reduction in demand we’ve seen in steel goes beyond typical cyclical downturns given the level of distress in global financial markets and tight credit conditions,” Carol Cowan, a U.S.-based analyst at Moody’s Corp.(MCO)credit rating agency, told the Financial Times.

Steel companies’ share prices have been hit hard. Severstal OAO, Russia’s biggest steelmaker, has seen its shares fall almost 90% since July, ArcelorMittal (MT) has dropped more than 70 per cent; and United States Steel Corp. (X), the United States’ biggest steel company is down 79% over the same period.
Meanwhile, China’s steel industry, the world’s largest, is sitting on a stockpile of 63 million metric tons, or about 13% of annual production. Baosteel Group Corp. General Manager He Wenbo said in November that his company was facing the “most difficult” period since it was founded 30 years ago.

But China is making noise about a shift in trade policy meant to rekindle its steel mills and keep its economy humming. The government is considering measures, including buying unsold inventory and raising export rebates, to help steelmakers weather the slowdown, Minister of Industry and Information Li Yizhong told Bloomberg News on Dec. 12.

That represents a dangerous shift in policy that could hinder international trade, according to Myron Brilliant, vice president for Asia at the U.S. Chamber of Commerce in Washington. The economic crisis has prompted China to turn back to “export-oriented policies that could lead to an increase in the trade imbalance” and new tension with the United States.

Treasury Secretary Henry Paulson has spent more than two years smoothing over U.S.-China trade relations. Part of those efforts focused on the value of China’s currency, the yuan, to redress what U.S. officials saw as an unfair price advantage for Chinese products. The yuan rose 21% versus the dollar from 2005, but its steady rise stalled in July, and has barely budged since.

Before leaving for trade talks in Beijing this month, Paulson told business representatives his biggest concern was that China would revise policy and reverse moves it had made during the past year to cut aid to exporters and stimulate domestic consumption.

China’s five-year plan through 2010 aims to rebalance growth away from exports and increase domestic consumption, but so far it has met with dismal results. Household consumption declined to slightly more than 35% of China’s gross domestic product (GDP) last year from 45% in 1993. By comparison, consumer spending represents almost 70% of the U.S. economy.

“What separates China from the rest of the world is its incredibly low level of consumption relative to GDP,” Brad Setser, a fellow at the Council on Foreign Relations in Washington, told Bloomberg News. “What can China do that would most directly help the world economy during a period of very severe weakness? Get its consumption back up to 40% of GDP.”

A shift in Chinese policy is bound to meet with resistance in U.S. business circles, especially among steelmakers. Lawyers representing Nucor Corp, the second-largest U.S. steelmaker, and smaller steel pipe makers say they are considering new trade complaints against China.

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Don Miller is Contributing Writer of Money Morning

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