The International Monetary Fund

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According to the IMF website, The International Monetary Fund (IMF) carries out surveillance, lending, and technical assistance to developing countries and countries with balance of payment difficulties. Essentially the IMF is considered the “Global Fund of Last Resort.” Established in August of 1944 during the United Nations Monetary and Financial Conference, the IMF is funded by its current 185 member nations. Countries with payment imbalances borrow from the fund, temporarily, at an average rate of 3.49%. The “Conditionalities” of membership arguably produce worse outcomes for the troubled nations in need.

As an example, troubled nations must sell national assets, including natural resources, often to corporations, for pennies on the dollar, as a condition for aid. The IMF is headquartered in Washington D.C. and the U.S. has exclusive veto power within the IMF. In 2008, the IMF fell short of its budget by $400 million. During the 2009 G-20 summit, the IMF budget was tripled to $1 trillion. The IMF has gained criticism from economists and current member nations. Many argue that the IMF causes a certain degree of isolationism and a false sense of security within nations that would otherwise cleanse their economies by making genuine improvements, which hardly ever starts out for the best of every individual, but creates an opportunity to emerge stronger in areas such as innovation and financial management.

The situation is analogous to an individual person coming into hard times, but it just so happens they have a rich uncle that gives them however much many they feel they need to get back on their feet. Even if the rich uncle did not want interest paid or special favors, still, what did the person learn from the situation? But maybe that person, or country, just needed that one bailout. The implications are far greater than the simple example provided.

The conditionalities of borrowing money from the IMF may have a grave impact on the future development of a nation. Although conditions may seem to become better, obviously, from a sudden massive influx of capital, the conditions of repayment and distribution of resources may prove to be more in favor of those whom invested in the country, rather than the country needing help from the, seemingly, international community.

Click here to read more in depth information on the International Monetary Fund, such as its Articles of Agreement and arguments for and against the Fund.

Schumann Resonance

Schumann Resonances are somewhat of an electromagnetic phenomenon which occurs in the extremely low frequency (ELF) range of the electromagnetic spectrum on Earth. The discovery of this frequency range is largely credited to Winifred Otto Schumann, whom predicted the range mathematically in the early 1950’s, although Nikola Tesla documented his findings of this range as the basis for his theory on wireless energy transmission in 1905. The resonance occurs at frequencies between 3 and 69 Hertz (Hz), but statistically remains at a frequency of 7.83 Hz. Hertz is simply a measurement of frequency which is defined by cycles per second.

Lightning discharges within the ionosphere (the uppermost part of the atmosphere; containing high levels of free electrons) are the primary source of excitation of the Schumann resonance. It has been coined by researchers and scientists as the “natural healing frequency,” “tuning fork for life,” and “Earth’s heartbeat.” It was first used for healing by Dr. Wolfgang Ludwig under various conditions. One noteworthy instance was the implementation of the frequency within spacecrafts for NASA, as astronauts often reported various illnesses while out in space (outside the Earth’s ionosphere) where no similar frequency range occurs. The Schumann Resonance devices had a stabilizing effect on the astronauts in space and have since been a standard component to spacecraft.

A strong correlation between Schumann resonances and alpha rhythm brainwaves was discovered by Dr. Ankermueller after Schumman published his work in the journal ‘Technische Physik’. Dr. Herbert König, who later became a successor to Schumann’s work, compared human EEG recordings (electroencephalogram: a graphical record of electrical activity of the brain; produced by an electroencephalograph) with electromagnetic fields of the natural environment and found a profoundly close similarity to alpha rhythms of the brain.

The information provided may help to conclude that one’s most stable condition, both physically and mentally, is when they are in tune to the same frequency as the earth. Many consider this a scientifically explainable means of a sense of “oneness” or even communication with the earth. Many “manmade” frequencies exist which interfere with the Schumann resonance, which in turn creates electro-pollution that arguably causes more stress, fatigue, and a sense of being “out of balance.” Cell phones, radio frequencies, and various other means of electro-pollution, such as HAARP, operate in the ELF range, which fills the environment with an unnatural frequency range. Maintaining an optimal biological frequency resonance is key to good health, and may be attained through various natural and artificial means such as simply living in areas away from large city centers or placing devices that produce resonant frequencies, within the earth’s natural ionosphere cavity range, in the household. The real threat of tampering with our natural frequency range is significant to some and relatively inconsequential to others. It is recommended that each individual at-least consider its very real implications, which have been covered in this article only by a hair’s breadth.