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SIGNIFICANT EVENTS OF YEAR 2008


2008: The year of global food crisis

Special report By Kate Smith and Rob Edwards
http://www.sundayherald.com

IT IS the new face of hunger. A perfect storm of food scarcity, global warming, rocketing oil prices and the world population explosion is plunging humanity into the biggest crisis of the 21st century by pushing up food prices and spreading hunger and poverty from rural areas into cities. Millions more of the world's most vulnerable people are facing starvation as food shortages loom and crop prices spiral ever upwards. And for the first time in history, say experts, the impact is spreading from the developing to the developed world. more


2008: The year of global recession



"The economic crisis should be treated as the difficult birth pangs of a new global order" -UK Prime Minister Gordon Brown

By Richard Lee
http://seekingalpha.com

The last year has been a year for the record books. With the US credit crisis dominating headlines for nearly 24 months straight, a global slowdown has caused a whole slew of smaller disasters from crumbling currencies to governmental bailouts. As we end the year chock full of pessimistic memories, investors can only hope that 2009 will be a deserved rest from a tumultuous 2008. more


2008: The year of the global energy crisis

'Shocked! How the oil crisis has hit the world'
By Andy McSmith, Jerome Taylor and Nigel Morris
http://www.independent.co.uk

British pensioners who cannot afford to heat their homes. European hauliers and fishermen whose livelihoods are under threat. Palestinians forced to fill up their cars with olive oil. Americans asked to go down to a four-day week. All around the world, in a multitude of ways, the soaring price of oil is hurting rich and poor alike. For the lucky ones, it is simply a matter of changing their lifestyle. But those most vulnerable to the price of oil have been driven on to the streets in angry protests, which raise a fundamental question: what can we do to survive in a world where a barrel of oil costs $127 (£64)? more


2008: The election of the so called "Obama Messiah"




The [Obama] Messiah Factor

'Criticizing the Obama Messiah's Inaugural Address'
By Aaron I. Reichel, Esq.
http://www.canadafreepress.com

Obama's inaugural address continues his post-election pattern of being more moderate and rational than he was in campaigning for the election; however, his speech is also filled with ironies, arrogance, inconsistencies, and glaring grammatical errors. Ironically, in a way, the focus on and the near worship of Obama as the first black president is a repudiation of the most famous line of the influential and iconic Martin Luther King, who dreamed that people would not be judged by the color of their skin. more







Every good gift and every perfect gift is from above, and cometh down from the Father of lights, with whom is no variableness, neither shadow of turning. --James 1:17