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    Daily Digest 11/30 – Banks Near The End Of Their Rope, U.S. Fertility Rate Hit Record Low in 2018

    by Daily Digest

    Saturday, November 30, 2019, 7:29 AM


Economy

John Rubino: Banks Near The End Of Their Rope (pinecarr)

With civil unrest going global, one seasoned analyst suggests that banks, central banks, and governments may be near the end of their rope, and poised to pivot to a survival strategy.

Jeffrey Epstein, Blackmail and a Lucrative ‘Hot List’ (tmn)

Mr. Boies and Mr. Pottinger discussed a plan. They could use the supposed footage in litigation or to try to reach deals with men who appeared in it, with money flowing into a charitable foundation. In encrypted chats with Kessler, Mr. Pottinger referred to a roster of potential targets as the “hot list.” He described hypothetical plans in which the lawyers would pocket up to 40 percent of the settlements and could extract money from wealthy men by flipping from representing victims to representing their alleged abusers.

Rise Of The Superbugs: Bacteria Are Outsmarting Humans. Will They Eventually Kill Us All? (Don R.)

Earlier this year, the World Health Organization (WHO) warned that by the year 2050, 10 million people worldwide could die each year from antibiotic-resistant bacteria. Currently, the WHO estimates that 700,000 people globally die from infection with drug-resistant microbes every year. At that point, these “superbugs” will have surpassed cancer, heart disease, and diabetes to become the main cause of death in the human race.

Fertility Rate in U.S. Hit a Record Low in 2018 (thc0655)

He noted that more than half of women who had children in their late 30s last year had college degrees, according to the new data — a much larger proportion than among women who had children in their late 20s.

That could be a clue that deeper social forces are at work. A generation of millennial women appears to be delaying having children even longer than Gen X women and Baby Boomers did, to get on a firm footing professionally and financially before starting a family.

Change in Human Social Behavior in Response to a Common Vaccine (newsbuoy)

These results show that there is an immediate active behavioral response to infection before the expected onset of symptoms or sickness behavior. Although the adaptive significance of this finding awaits further investigation, we anticipate it will advance ecological and evolutionary understanding of human-pathogen interactions, and will have implications for infectious disease epidemiology and prevention.

Germany is closing all its nuclear power plants. Now it must find a place to bury the deadly waste for 1 million years (Sparky1)

With their closure comes a new challenge — finding a permanent nuclear graveyard by the government’s 2031 deadline.

Germany’s Ministry for Economic Affairs and Energy says it aims to find a final repository for highly radioactive waste “which offers the best possible safety and security for a period of a million years.”

We’re Falling Short: Climate Report Grim (Doug)

“There is no sign of a slowdown, let alone a decline, in greenhouse gases concentration in the atmosphere despite all the commitments under the Paris agreement,” said Petteri Taalas, secretary-general of the World Meteorological Organization.

“It is worth recalling that the last time the Earth experienced a comparable concentration of CO2 was 3 to 5 million years ago,” he added. “Back then, the temperature was 2 to 3°C warmer, and sea level was 10 to 20 meters higher than now.”

What to Eat When the Planet is Dying (Kara S.)

Our choices today aren’t just between an apple and a banana. They’re between wildly different systems of food production and distribution, with wildly different effects on our health and our environment. Berners-Lee notes that an apple picked from your garden may have effectively zero pollution (although there has to be at least a little bit, because in my experience if you don’t spray agricultural oil you ain’t gettin’ no apples, at least not in North Carolina).

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  • Sun, Dec 01, 2019 - 11:05pm

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    thatchmo

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    Bail in....

    The segment by John Rubino mentioned gov’t approved bail-ins for the banks- at savers’ expense, of course.  I’m wondering what the status of funds held as Treasury Bills would be in a bank bail-in event.  I guess it would depend on whether it involved a specific bank, or was system-wide.  I guess TPTB will do, or attempt to do, whatever they want….Aloha, Steve.

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  • Mon, Dec 02, 2019 - 7:46am

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    thc0655

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    Greta snaps

    https://www.dailywire.com/news/greta-snaps-change-everything-climate-crisis-about-colonial-racist-and-patriarchal-systems-of-oppression-fossil-fuel-literally?utm_source=facebook&utm_medium=social&utm_campaign=benshapiro

    Far-left climate extremist Greta Thunberg unloaded on the world in an op-ed published on Friday, claiming that fossil fuels “are literally” killing mankind, and that they are a threat to “our very existence” as she said that her “climate crisis” agenda is not just about the environment, but about fighting the “colonial, racist, and patriarchal systems of oppression.”

    In an op-ed published in Project Syndicate, Thunberg and two other far-left climate activists attacked world leaders over their pro-capitalist policies, writing that “the politicians let the profiteers continue to exploit our planet’s resources and destroy its ecosystems in a quest for quick cash that threatens our very existence.”

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  • Mon, Dec 02, 2019 - 8:00am

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    newsbuoy

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    Cortana says: You need more eye liner.

    Microsoft Funds Facial Recognition Technology Secretly Tested on Palestinians

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  • Mon, Dec 02, 2019 - 8:10am

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    newsbuoy

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    Greta Abuse Double Down From The Radical Religious Right (RRR) Fourth R optional.

    Pretty pathetic that the author, Mx Saavedra, can’t differentiate between a you girl who’s on the spectrum (and being (mis)used by her handlers) and a “Far-left climate extremist” (whatever that is supposed to be). But this kind of material turns you on. (clearly)

    As for the media source, anyone with a soul can see the Christo-Fascist kernel it serves. (ref: ‘American Fascists: The Christian Right and The War on America’ (2006) – by Mr. Chris Hedges.

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  • Mon, Dec 02, 2019 - 10:37am

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    davefairtex

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    colonialist, racist, patriarchical systems

    As my favorite US history professor advised our class long ago: when in doubt, always refer to the source documents.

    https://www.project-syndicate.org/commentary/climate-strikes-un-conference-madrid-by-greta-thunberg-et-al-2019-11

    …that action must be powerful and wide-ranging. After all, the climate crisis is not just about the environment. It is a crisis of human rights, of justice, and of political will. Colonial, racist, and patriarchal systems of oppression have created and fueled it. We need to dismantle them all. Our political leaders can no longer shirk their responsibilities.

    Well.  One would think that if climate were really an existential threat, we wouldn’t waste time pursuing “colonials” or “racists” or “the patriarchy” because you’d want to build a big tent and get everyone on board and not piss anyone off.  You’d want as large an alliance as possible to save the planet.

    Is that what we see?  Not so much.  It appears that “climate change” is going to be the very large broom (slash excuse) they will use to sweep away all the “racists”, the “colonialists”, and the “patriarchy.”

    Never let a good crisis go to waste.

    Kinda feels like a command economy is coming.  That’s what “dismantling” means.

    That’s what I get from reading this source document.

    I mean, I was prepared to believe in this whole climate thing if people started actually taking actions that would reduce emissions, and/or sequester carbon.  Like planting trees, banning private jets, and going after China – the largest carbon emitter in the world by a factor of 2.  But the more I hear about “patriarchy” and “colonialist” and “racists”, the more I think its all just a big excuse by some left wing nutjobs to impose their will on the rest of society using climate as the excuse.

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  • Mon, Dec 02, 2019 - 11:35am

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    thc0655

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    “Far left climate extremist” defined

    newsbuoy wrote:

    Pretty pathetic that the author, Mx Saavedra, can’t differentiate between a you girl who’s on the spectrum (and being (mis)used by her handlers) and a “Far-left climate extremist” (whatever that is supposed to be).

    This is just my personal definition but for me the tag “far left climate extremist” means anyone who is convinced that the response to environmental degradation absolutely requires a communist/socialist tyranny of some sort (“real communism,” finally!) and simultaneously intends to solve by whatever means necessary all the other problems in the world that are perceived through that communist/socialist lens. Furthermore, these people are willing to take extreme measures including causing mass suffering and death on an industrial scale to “save the earth” and accomplish their related goals (dismantling racism, patriarchy, etc).

    Like DaveF, I’d like to hope that instead of being sent to a gulag by the far left climate extremists (for my political and religious badthink) I could be counted as an ally in the movement to “save the earth” because of my life-long commitment to environmental stewardship, illustrated by my lifestyle and actions. After all, I’m personally taking many of the actions that will be required of us if we have any hope of stopping and reversing the environmental degradation we’ve caused. As a famous Angelino once said, “Can’t we all just get along?”

    But mark my words: I will oppose to my dying breath the kind of “solutions” in all the other communist/socialist experiments I’ve seen (which by the way include the worst environmental abuses in the world). Calling me a “Deplorable” or a “Denier” or a “Fascist” or any other epithet only causes me to further dig in my heels, knowing full well what would happen to me if the far left were ever to come into the power they crave under the banner of saving the earth from climate change. (And don’t misunderstand what I see as the crux of the matter: tyranny. Right, left, or center tyranny is the issue.)

    Count me as one with this attitude too:

    I mean, I was prepared to believe in this whole climate thing if people started actually taking actions that would reduce emissions, and/or sequester carbon.  Like planting trees, banning private jets, and going after China – the largest carbon emitter in the world by a factor of 2.  But the more I hear about “patriarchy” and “colonialist” and “racists”, the more I think its all just a big excuse by some left wing nutjobs to impose their will on the rest of society using climate as the excuse.

     

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  • Mon, Dec 02, 2019 - 10:47pm

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    Matt Holbert

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    Too much Greta...

    Too much Greta here at PP. Step back and ask yourself whether or not mankind has not overshot the limits of a quality life for all. Stop focusing on one individual. Do some research starting with the data here at PP.

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