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Posted: Feb 17, 2020 - 3:14am



 BillG wrote:
Very thoughtful take on an important development on the climate change front:

https://weeklysift.com/2020/01/27/can-bankers-become-allies-against-climate-change/
 

Apparently, banks are among the most corrupt and criminal bodies, like concisely demonstrated in the book "Dark Towers" by David Enrich, an examplified study of "Deutsche Bank's" history and activities today. Here's a sad and enlightening recension of the book. ~ Some quotes from the article: 
This important book puts in perspective the history of Deutsche Bank AG (NYSE:DB), one of the most mismanaged and politically tainted global banks in modern history. “Dark Towers” also tells the story of how Deutsche Bank provided $2 billion in financing to President Donald Trump, cash that enabled the former real estate developer to continue in business despite his many poor business decisions and credit defaults. As the book makes clear, the only reason that Donald Trump was able to win the American presidency was due to the financial support of Deutsche Bank over more than two decades.

Reading “Dark Towers,” one is left with the impression that Deutsche Bank is less a financial institution and more an ongoing criminal enterprise.

Deutsche Bank cut a swath of destruction “and is about the consequences—dead people, doomed companies, broken economies,” Enrich writes, “and the 45th president of the United States—that Deutsche Bank wrought on the world.”

The fact that Deutsche Bank laundered billions in dirty money for the likes of Russian dictator Vladimir Putin and others via Deutsche Bank Trust Company in New York raises basic question about the efficacy of the bank supervision functions of the Federal Reserve, the State of New York and other agencies around the globe. The fact that Deutsche Bank's US subsidiary was home to both the Trump loans and the money-laundering Russian mirror trades makes the culpability of American regulators even more alarming.

While the Fed emerges badly tainted from the narrative so skillfully presented in “Dark Towers,” the incompetence and indifference of European regulators and political leaders also is laid bare. The role played by former Deutsche Bank CEO Josef Ackerman, in particular, is painted by Enrich as being extremely damaging to the bank and the global financial system.

Starting from the acquisition of Morgan Grenfell in 1990 and then Bankers Trust a decade later, Deutsche Bank officials oversaw a sharp increase in the bank’s risk-taking activities that was neither prudent nor well-supervised. By the time Ackerman left Deutsche Bank in 2012, the bank was the largest in the word but was also in serious trouble, difficulties that would bring it to the brink of financial failure.

The deliberate indifference to risk and the overt willingness of Deutsche Bank officials to engage in money laundering, fraud and other wanton acts of criminality raises basic questions about the ability of governments in the EU to regulate financial institutions. Officials up to the board level of Deutsche Bank, for example, apparently were aware of illegal activities such as providing billions in cash to the Revolutionary Guards in Iran, yet did nothing to stop the activity.

Enrich reports that “By 2006, Deutsche had zapped nearly $11 billion into Iran, Burma, Syria, Libya, and Sudan, providing desperately needed hard currency to the world’s outlaw regimes and singlehandedly eroding the effectiveness of peaceful efforts to defuse international crises.” The book seemingly confirms a 2018 lawsuit which alleges that Deutsche played an “integral role in helping Iran finance, orchestrate, and support terrorist attacks on U.S. peacekeeping forces in Iraq from 2004 to 2011.”

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Posted: Feb 13, 2020 - 1:04pm

Second Year of Major Spring Floods Forecast for U.S. Heartland
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Posted: Feb 12, 2020 - 10:41am



 ScottFromWyoming wrote:


 BillG wrote:
Very thoughtful take on an important development on the climate change front:

https://weeklysift.com/2020/01/27/can-bankers-become-allies-against-climate-change/
 

 I did  a quick scan and I'll come back to it, thanks!
 

This is serious. 

The world ~ thank God ~ may not forever hang on a silver dollar

But mankind's greed will make it hard to overcome. 
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Posted: Feb 12, 2020 - 8:32am



 BillG wrote:
Very thoughtful take on an important development on the climate change front:

https://weeklysift.com/2020/01/27/can-bankers-become-allies-against-climate-change/
 

 I did  a quick scan and I'll come back to it, thanks!
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Posted: Feb 12, 2020 - 8:05am

Very thoughtful take on an important development on the climate change front:

https://weeklysift.com/2020/01/27/can-bankers-become-allies-against-climate-change/
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Posted: Feb 9, 2020 - 4:16pm

How Extreme Weather Events Are Attributed to Anthropogenic Global Warming
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Posted: Feb 5, 2020 - 12:41pm

Earth is heating at a rate equivalent to five atomic bombs per second. Or two Hurricane Sandys.
Sea level rise accelerating along US coastline, scientists warn
The selected measurements are from coastal locations spanning from Maine to Alaska. About 40% of the US population lives in or near coastal areas. (...)

Generally speaking, the sea level is rising faster on the US east and Gulf coasts compared with the US west coast, partially because land on the eastern seaboard is gradually sinking.

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Posted: Jan 30, 2020 - 2:51pm

A Majority of Americans Believe the Earth is Getting Warmer
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Posted: Jan 24, 2020 - 3:11pm

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Posted: Jan 20, 2020 - 5:58pm

State of the climate: How the world warmed in 2019
All of the official climate data for 2019 is now in.

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Posted: Jan 20, 2020 - 5:32pm



 jahgirl8 wrote:


 R_P wrote:
 KarmaKarma wrote:
There it is, the infamous RP welcoming community I've heard so much about! Still pumping out the high-de-ho after all these years.

Hey success, you'll never meet their standards if your a Republican voter!  Never ever.  Democrats only need apply!
 
Member since: Apr 19, 2019
 
I'm not republican, but the concoction is all ginned up, so  I'm curious for the big experiment. 


 


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Posted: Jan 20, 2020 - 5:10pm



 jahgirl8 wrote:


 BlueHeronDruid wrote:


 jahgirl8 wrote:


 jahgirl8 wrote:
I feel so bad.... you thought you were going to change this world, but you're just a joke.

 

I feel so bad too. You thought anyone cares about your rude trolling. Sad, really.
 
Sorry to be the one to tell  you, but something very bad is going to happen soon to you.



 


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Posted: Jan 20, 2020 - 4:53pm



 R_P wrote:
 KarmaKarma wrote:
There it is, the infamous RP welcoming community I've heard so much about! Still pumping out the high-de-ho after all these years.

Hey success, you'll never meet their standards if your a Republican voter!  Never ever.  Democrats only need apply!
 
Member since: Apr 19, 2019
 


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Posted: Jan 20, 2020 - 4:48pm



 jahgirl8 wrote:


 jahgirl8 wrote:
I feel so bad.... you thought you were going to change this world, but you're just a joke.

 

I feel so bad too. You thought anyone cares about your rude trolling. Sad, really.
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Posted: Jan 20, 2020 - 4:44pm



 jahgirl8 wrote:
I feel so bad.... you thought you were going to change this world.

 R_P wrote:
YouTube Has Been 'Actively Promoting' Videos Spreading Climate Denialism, According to New Report
The “up next” feature dictates what users watch for 70% of the time they spend on YouTube. The exact make-up of the YouTube algorithm that drives recommendations, designed to keep users on the platform for as long as possible, is a closely guarded secret. Experts say the algorithm appears to have learned that radical or outrageous content is more likely to engage viewers. (...)

In January 2019, responding to criticism over the platform’s tendency to drive people towards more radical political and social viewpoints, YouTube announced that in the U.S. it would begin reducing recommendations of “borderline” content that pushed the limits of Community Guidelines on areas like hate speech, as well as “content that could misinform users in harmful ways—such as videos promoting a phony miracle cure for a serious illness, claiming the earth is flat, or making blatantly false claims about historic events like 9/11”. In December, YouTube said that policy had been successful, driving down the average time spent by U.S. users watching recommended “borderline” content or harmful misinformation by 70%.

 


 


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Posted: Jan 20, 2020 - 4:36pm

I feel so bad.... you thought you were going to change this world, but you're just a joke.

 R_P wrote:
YouTube Has Been 'Actively Promoting' Videos Spreading Climate Denialism, According to New Report
The “up next” feature dictates what users watch for 70% of the time they spend on YouTube. The exact make-up of the YouTube algorithm that drives recommendations, designed to keep users on the platform for as long as possible, is a closely guarded secret. Experts say the algorithm appears to have learned that radical or outrageous content is more likely to engage viewers. (...)

In January 2019, responding to criticism over the platform’s tendency to drive people towards more radical political and social viewpoints, YouTube announced that in the U.S. it would begin reducing recommendations of “borderline” content that pushed the limits of Community Guidelines on areas like hate speech, as well as “content that could misinform users in harmful ways—such as videos promoting a phony miracle cure for a serious illness, claiming the earth is flat, or making blatantly false claims about historic events like 9/11”. In December, YouTube said that policy had been successful, driving down the average time spent by U.S. users watching recommended “borderline” content or harmful misinformation by 70%.

 


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Posted: Jan 20, 2020 - 4:00pm

YouTube Has Been 'Actively Promoting' Videos Spreading Climate Denialism, According to New Report
The “up next” feature dictates what users watch for 70% of the time they spend on YouTube. The exact make-up of the YouTube algorithm that drives recommendations, designed to keep users on the platform for as long as possible, is a closely guarded secret. Experts say the algorithm appears to have learned that radical or outrageous content is more likely to engage viewers. (...)

In January 2019, responding to criticism over the platform’s tendency to drive people towards more radical political and social viewpoints, YouTube announced that in the U.S. it would begin reducing recommendations of “borderline” content that pushed the limits of Community Guidelines on areas like hate speech, as well as “content that could misinform users in harmful ways—such as videos promoting a phony miracle cure for a serious illness, claiming the earth is flat, or making blatantly false claims about historic events like 9/11”. In December, YouTube said that policy had been successful, driving down the average time spent by U.S. users watching recommended “borderline” content or harmful misinformation by 70%.

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Posted: Jan 19, 2020 - 2:13am



 haresfur wrote:


 R_P wrote:
'This is not how sequoias die. It’s supposed to stand for another 500 years'
I used to believe that only catastrophes manifestly caused by climate change would break through the psychological walls of denial. But I was mistaken. It’s now clear that the deniers would sooner see the whole country destroyed than admit they have been wrong. Their houses could burn down, their families could be incinerated, and still they would find a way of dismissing the scientific evidence. (...)

Early in 2019, 23 former chiefs of fire and emergency services formed a coalition and sought a meeting with the prime minister to warn him of the impending calamity and the need to prepare. It’s global warming, they said, with the weather extremes now far more extreme.

But their meeting requests were ignored.

Now the government has rebuffed their request for a bushfire crisis summit, so they have decided to convene their own for late March. “Firies” are revered in Australia, and the admiration for them has reached new heights in recent months as they have fought, and sometimes died, to protect others.

The newfound activism of the former fire chiefs presents an acute political difficulty for the government. The Australian has attempted to make them out to be environmental activists, but the public is listening to them, and their message is stark.

 
Our prime minister, #ScottFromMarketing, has called for yet another Royal Commission on bushfires that he can ignore.



We have already had countless bushfire inquiries. What good will it do to have another?


 

It does the 'deep state' every good to pretend (indefinitely) that any resolve to the issues at hand remains ''pending.'' That way they can give the consistent inpression that they work on our behalf by forever looking into the matter and NEVER solving it!
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Posted: Jan 19, 2020 - 12:00am



 R_P wrote:
'This is not how sequoias die. It’s supposed to stand for another 500 years'
I used to believe that only catastrophes manifestly caused by climate change would break through the psychological walls of denial. But I was mistaken. It’s now clear that the deniers would sooner see the whole country destroyed than admit they have been wrong. Their houses could burn down, their families could be incinerated, and still they would find a way of dismissing the scientific evidence. (...)

Early in 2019, 23 former chiefs of fire and emergency services formed a coalition and sought a meeting with the prime minister to warn him of the impending calamity and the need to prepare. It’s global warming, they said, with the weather extremes now far more extreme.

But their meeting requests were ignored.

Now the government has rebuffed their request for a bushfire crisis summit, so they have decided to convene their own for late March. “Firies” are revered in Australia, and the admiration for them has reached new heights in recent months as they have fought, and sometimes died, to protect others.

The newfound activism of the former fire chiefs presents an acute political difficulty for the government. The Australian has attempted to make them out to be environmental activists, but the public is listening to them, and their message is stark.

 
Our prime minister, #ScottFromMarketing, has called for yet another Royal Commission on bushfires that he can ignore.



We have already had countless bushfire inquiries. What good will it do to have another?


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