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19 Foreign Currencies Worth Less than Monopoly Money

On Tynan

Today I was walking home from a rousing game of Rummikub with some friends. I mentioned that my phone was at critbatts, a strange shortened version of slang that Todd and I use, which means "critical batteries". To give credit where it's due, our good friend Elliot actually invented that particular phrase. Until that, we'd only used maxbatts, modbatts, minbatts, and nilbatts.

Anyway, after explaining what critbatts meant, I  told my friends about a time in Thailand when Todd was running out of Thai money, Baht, and declared that he was at critbahts. We got a good chuckle out of it since critbatts had since become nearly an everyday word, especially given our use of GPS and such on our phones.

I then remarked that to hit critbahts is difficult, because the money is worth so little - less than monopoly, I joked - that it was almost impossible to run out. Wait a minute.. maybe that's not a joke. Maybe Baht really are worth less than Monopoly money. Math followed shortly after.

'War on Iran' Melalui Perspektif Sekuritisasi

On Sui Generis

Kutipan diatas merupakan potongan dari pidato yang diutarakan oleh Barack Obama pada konferensi yang diselenggarakan oleh American Israel Public Affairs Committee (AIPAC) di Washington pada tanggal 4 Maret 2012 yang lalu. Pertemuan itu sendiri merupakan konferensi kebijakan bagi pergerakan pro-Israel yang ada di Amerika Serikat. Ribuan partisipan mendatangi konferensi tersebut yang diselenggarakan selama tiga hari. Pada kesempatan tersebut, Presiden Obama menegaskan bahwa kebijakan yang dirumuskan dan dijalankan oleh AS dan Israel terkait isu pengembangan nuklir di Iran tidaklah berbeda. Baik AS maupun Israel akan menggunakan parameter-parameter yang diperlukan demi menjaga stabilitas dan keamanan di kawasan Timur Tengah, khususnya Iran.

(http://itmakessenseblog.com/files/2012/06/iran-vs-united-states.jpg)

Namun, pertanyaannya kali ini adalah dapatkah langkah Amerika Serikat dalam menyikapi isu pengembangan nuklir di Iran ini dapat dikategorikan sebagai upaya sekuritisasi?

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