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Hey You, Bankers’ Stooge! THIS Is How To Save The Planet

10 Mar

This morning I am really angry.

And deeply sorrowful.


Because I watched this inspiring, brilliant, contrarian-thinking, must-watch TED talk, by someone I had never heard of before:

Did you weep a little watching that?

I did.

Seriously. I did.

But why the mixed emotions, you may well ask. Whence cometh your humble blogger’s anger, and sorrow? Surely this is good news, hopeful news, inspiring and joyful news?


I am angry because so many otherwise intelligent, educated, thoughtful, well-meaning people have been fooled into supporting the idea that population control – fewer human beings (notable exception: themselves) – is critical to the future of life on the planet. Hence, all manner of genocidal ideas wearing the mask of “environmentalism” gain support – such as reducing the world’s numbers of cattle, a major protein source in human food consumption in developed nations, and an aspirational one in developing nations.

I am angry because so many otherwise intelligent, educated, thoughtful, well-meaning people have been fooled into supporting the idea that allowing central bankers to create literally trillions of dollars out of thin air to bail out the private bankstering system from 2007-08 onwards, was and is “necessary” … but creating just $175 billion a year to end “extreme” poverty in the world, is not.

I am angry because so many otherwise intelligent, educated, thoughtful, well-meaning people have been fooled into supporting the idea that global CO2 trading schemes – “putting a price on carbon” – will save the planet from global warming; that the politically-legalised financialisation (by bankers) of carbon dioxide “units” – created as electronic digits in a computer, just like money – in order to make carbon dioxide a tradeable “commodity”, is mankind’s best hope for avoiding “catastrophic”, “runaway” climate change, because – so they claim – globalised trading in electronic carbon dioxide “units” (not to mention, their derivatives) will reduce global emissions.

It isn’t –

The world emits 48% more carbon dioxide from the consumption of energy now than it did in 1992 when the first Rio summit took place.

And it won’t –

…the new game in town, the next bubble, is in carbon credits … The new carbon credit market is a virtual repeat of the commodities-market casino that’s been kind to Goldman [Sachs], except it has one delicious new wrinkle: If the plan goes forward as expected, the rise in prices will be government-mandated. Goldman won’t even have to rig the game. It will be rigged in advance.

… Well, you might say, who cares? If cap-and-trade succeeds, won’t we all be saved from the catastrophe of global warming? Maybe — but cap-and-trade, as envisioned by Goldman, is really just a carbon tax structured so that private interests collect the revenues. Instead of simply imposing a fixed government levy on carbon pollution and forcing unclean energy producers to pay for the mess they make, cap-and-trade will allow a small tribe of greedy-as-hell Wall Street swine to turn yet another commodities market into a private tax collection scheme.

I am angry because so many otherwise intelligent, educated, thoughtful, well-meaning people think it is a good thing that powerful lobby groups are now pressuring the government to bring forward the date when our own carbon dioxide “tax” scheme transitions to a full cap-and-trade scheme…

“The Australian Industry Group today called on all sides of politics to support the immediate removal of the fixed price carbon tax and move directly to an internationally linked emissions trading scheme,” Ai Group Chief Executive, Innes Willox, said today.

…which is exactly what the bankers have wanted from the very beginning:

Australian banks are eyeing opportunities to cash in on the proposed carbon tax by developing new financial products and services that capitalise on a market seen to be worth billions of dollars annually, according to a report by the Australian Financial Review.

Australian financial firms that have experience in European carbon markets, such as Macquarie Group Ltd, Westpac Banking Corp Ltd and ANZ Banking Group Ltd are particularly keen to establish their presence in the Australian market.

The initial three-year fixed carbon tax period from 2012 will serve as time to prepare for the release of ETS permits by 2015, when opportunities will really open up for banks to capitalise on the carbon market.

ANZ’s head of energy trading said the value of the derivatives carbon market would dwarf the $10 billion initially raised by the government, according to the AFR.

I am angry because so many otherwise intelligent, educated, thoughtful, well-meaning people have fooled themselves into believing that the recent history of unlimited, unregulated, unmonitored, off-balance sheet, “shadow” market derivatives creation and trading by the world’s bankers that led directly to the GFC will not repeat itself – think Mortgage-Backed Securities (MBS), Collateralised Debt Obligations (CDO), and Credit Default Swaps (CDS); that allowing the bankers freedom to set up a new unlimited, unregulated, unmonitored, off-balance sheet “shadow” market in CO2 derivatives creation and trading is not a recipe for an even greater global financial Armageddon; that the massive “moral hazard” caused by declaring the world’s biggest banks to be “Too Big To Fail” – and now, “Too Big To Prosecute” – is a chance worth taking, in order to “save the planet” from rising CO2 emissions.

I am deeply saddened because simple, commonsense, natural, human-life enabling and enhancing ideas – practical, cheap, non-predatory solutions to the popularly-alleged imminent planetary threat of runaway global warming – from virtually unknown people such as Allan Savory – and one of my favourites, Austrian forester/forest warden, naturalist, philosopher, inventor and Biomimicry experimenter Viktor Schauberger* – continue to be ignored or belittled. And most often by … yes, those very same otherwise intelligent, educated, thoughtful, well-meaning people who, despite their intelligence and learning (and often, because of it, and the pride that follows), on this subject, are simply too dumb to see that they are really just stooges for the bankers:

1. Stooge

Someone who is used by others to get what they want, a clown, a follower.


Whether you are labelled a “denialist” or an “alarmist”, matters little.

Ideas such as those of Savory and Schauberger are worth placing at the top of our priority tree.

Because, unlike the legalisation of carbon dioxide “units” for bankers to trade – or even worse, their off-balance sheet creation and “shadow market” trading of unlimited, unmonitored, unregulated derivatives on top of those carbon dioxide “units” – Savory’s and Schauberger’s ideas can make life better.

For every one of us.

And for more of us. Not less.

So if you really, truly believe that we need to “save the planet” .. and even if you don’t … THIS is how to do it.

Electronic carbon dioxide “unit” trading, as the basis for a secondary, “shadow” banking pyramid scheme of unlimited, unmonitored, unregulated derivatives trading, is not.

The bankers are the problem.

Not the solution.

It is their monstrous, worldwide, daily creation and lending-for-interest/profit of electronic digits that we call “money”, that drives all economic “activity” (ie, “growth”).

When there is less “money”, the economy slows, right?

And with less “growth”, less “activity”, there are less carbon dioxide emissions:

US emissions are up for the first time since recession hit in 2008, in a sign of how closely pollution is linked to economic success.

Instead of blaming a morally nebulous, comfortable, dehumanising label titled “population growth” – that’s real live struggling and loving and caring fellow human beings you’re talking about! – for carbon dioxide emissions driving “catastrophic” “man-made” climate change, take a closer look at the real culprits.

Or as some wisely advise, Follow The Money.

Because “money makes the world go ’round”.

It is the bankers who financed the Industrial Revolution.

It is the bankers who have driven national and social (economic) inequality.

It is the bankers who finance all wars – the most unnecessary, wasteful, inefficient, selfish, and costly “activity” of all (can you believe that economic experts unblinkingly “credit” World War 2 for ending the Great Depression? All that lovely new economic “activity”, you see).

It is the bankers who finance – for profit – all the wasteful, inefficient, selfish, unnecessary consumption of ever more and more and more material “goods” (of ever declining quality/longevity) and “services”.

It is the bankers who have, over many generations, grown immensely powerful and unimaginably wealthy by taking advantage of our foolishly granting them the exclusive power to finance – at interest – all “economic activity”, period.

Activity – so much of which is of dubious real necessity, or value – that needs fossil fuel energy to operate.

Oh yes… it is the bankers who financed – for profit – the growth and power of the fossil fuel energy corporations too.

If you actually believe that a solution to the “climate emergency” that bankers unanimously support, lobby for, and stand ready to massively profit from, is a good idea that will achieve the stated purpose – saving the planet – then you really are, beyond any possibility of dispute, a willfully ignorant fool.

A bankers’ stooge.

* P.S. I found Allan Savory’s brief mention of temperature differentials for desertified soils vs non-desertified soils (at 8:10) very interesting, in light of my reading the works of the little known genius, Viktor Schauberger. Central to his observations, insights, theories, and experiments, was the critical importance of temperature differentials within every body of water.

P.P.S. If (like me) you are interested to know more about Allan Savory’s work, then visit the Savory Institute website.

Doing God’s Work – Turnbull An Angel Of Death Derivatives

24 May

Ever heard of “death derivatives”?

If not, then what you’re about to learn may cause you to wish that you had never read this post.

Or the linked mainstream business news stories.

On April 6 last year, the leading advocate for CO2 emissions trading in Australia, Goldman Sachs’ Malcolm Turnbull, announced his retirement from politics, having lost the leadership of the Liberal Party over his dogged stance on an ETS.

At the time, Mr Turnbull indicated his desire to pursue business interests.

From SmartCompany.com.au:

Will Malcolm Turnbull Become Australia’s Most Prominent Angel Investor?

“Lucy and I are looking forward to pursuing new opportunities in the business world,” he told Sky News shortly after announcing his decision to quit.

We all know just how keenly Malcolm Turnbull wants to see Australia with a carbon (dioxide) derivatives trading scheme.

So one wonders if he is also looking to become an “angel” of Goldman’s newest invention – “death derivatives”.

From Bloomberg one week ago, 17 May 2011:

Death Derivatives Emerge From Pension Risks of Living Too Long

Goldman Sachs Group Inc. (GS), Deutsche Bank AG (DBK) and JPMorgan Chase & Co. (JPM), which bundled and sold billions of dollars of mortgage loans, now want to help investors bet on people’s deaths.

Pension funds sitting on more than $23 trillion of assets are buying insurance against the risk their members live longer than expected. Banks are looking to earn fees from packaging that risk into bonds and other securities to sell to investors.

There you have it.

To banksters, insurance companies, and superannuation fund managers, the possibility of your living “longer than expected” is considered a “risk“.


And now, thanks to the sick, evil genius of global banksters like Goldman Sachs, this “risk” factor of you and your loved ones living longer than expected can be packaged up into a tradeable commodity.

A ‘death derivative’.

A new artificial “commodity” – exactly like “carbon permits” – that can be used to attract “investors” who want to place bets with despicable scumbag banksters like Goldman Sachs, on how long each securitised “pool” of human beings will live for.

“And the merchants of the earth will weep and mourn over her, for no one buys their merchandise anymore: merchandise of gold and silver … and bodies and souls of men.”


Maybe you should not be.

This latest bankster monstrosity comes from the very same people who, according to CEO Lloyd Blankfein, claim they are “doing god’s work”.

From Times Online UK:

I’m doing ‘God’s work’. Meet Mr Goldman Sachs

We have seen in “Compassion For Malcolm: He Just Wants His Balls Back”, that there is a little-known and very uncomfortable truth about the connection between Mr Turnbull and international investment bank Goldman Sachs.

We know too, that Mr Turnbull loves to get in early on new profit-making opportunities, as an “angel investor”.

Malcolm Turnbull is the wealthiest politician in Australia by far, with an estimated $186 million fortune in 2010.

Will he use some of it to become an angel of (Goldman’s) death derivatives?

Seems like a sound investment to me … if you’re a morally bankrupt prophet (profit) of global warming catastrophe, (ie), a merchant of death.

Think about it.

A carbon tax – the banksters’ foot-in-the-door on the way to an emissions trading scheme “in 3 to 5 years” – will drive up the cost of living.  That is one of the key goals that global warming advocates will – only if pressured – sheepishly admit is the whole point of “putting a price on carbon”.  To force citizens to alter their way of living, due directly to rising costs for everything.

What will be the ultimate effect?

Barnaby Joyce has said it well.  More and more older Australians already stay in bed all day in winter, because they can’t afford the extra electricity to warm the house:

“Last winter my mother-in-law told me that on her meals-on-wheels runs she often finds pensioners in bed, not because they are sick, but because it is the warmest part of the house when they can’t afford the heating.

That’s right here in Australia, where we enjoy a naturally warm climate.

Can you imagine just how many elderly (and not so elderly) people will suffer physically in the future, when current record-high electricity prices double?

From The Age, May 22 2011:

One of Australia’s largest home and business electricity suppliers, TRUenergy, has warned that household power bills will double in six years after a carbon price is introduced and uncertainty over its implementation might lead to power shortages.

That would be bad enough for older Australians.  People just like your mum and dad. Your nanna and grandpa.

Imagine the impact on elderly folk in the much-colder Northern Hemisphere, where far more of the world’s total population lives. And where, right now, 44 million (about 1 in 7) Americans already depend on food stamps for survival.  All thanks to the banksters’ GFC.

The effect of our allowing CO2 taxes / emissions trading to be enacted, is now very clear.

The cost of electricity will rise.

The cost of gas will rise.

The cost of food will rise.

The cost of water will rise.

The cost of clothing will rise.

The cost of transport will rise.

The cost of housing will rise.

Yes. The cost of everything will rise.

In due time.

But is all this just about ever-rising prices?


It’s about the effect of ever-rising prices.

And what will be the effect?

The multi-decade trend of rising longevity in the Western world, will begin to reverse.

Older people – like your parents, and grandparents – will stop living longer.

They will start dying earlier than the insurance and superannuation industries’ models have been expecting.

Thanks to carbon dioxide derivatives trading, more and more human beings will die earlier and earlier than “investors” in death derivatives have estimated.

Superannuation fund managers, insurance companies, “investors” and speculators will find that they have made the wrong bet on average life expectancies.

Meaning – the banksters will first make a killing on the trade in carbon dioxide derivatives.

And then make another killing on the trade in their new ‘death derivatives’ too.

That’s their plan.

Angels of death. ‘Doing god’s work’.

Profits of death. For merchants of death.

“The first thing you need to know about Goldman Sachs is that it’s everywhere. The world’s most powerful investment bank is a great vampire squid wrapped around the face of humanity, relentlessly jamming its blood funnel into anything that smells like money.”

This is the ugly reality. There are people in this world who do not give a shit about you, or your little life.

They just want to profit from it.

In every way they can.

They don’t even “see” you … a wonderful, unique, and priceless individual human being.

They only see a vast herd of human cattle.

To be milked dry.

A huge herd of debt-laden cattle whose lives – and times of death – can be packaged together into different ‘risk’ ‘pools’ and ‘tranches’. Sliced and diced.  Securitised.  And traded on new “commodity” markets, for vast profits.

What you must also understand is this. These evil scum play The Long Game.

They’re patient bastards.

Don’t be fooled by politicians talk of “household compensation”.  It is only for a limited time.

Don’t be fooled by politicians talk of a “low starting price” on carbon dioxide. That is only for a limited time too.

Don’t be fooled by politicians and “experts” pro/con arguments over the “merit” of a carbon tax, versus an emissions trading scheme. Both are intended to have the same effect.

Don’t be fooled by the “carbon tax”.

The banksters would prefer an emissions trading scheme from Day 1. But they are prepared to wait a few years to get what they really want, if opposition from the public means that the safer-sounding option of a “fixed price” carbon tax is needed as a wedge, to get things started.

Mind you, while they’re waiting for an ETS they are still keen to get their hands on those billions in carbon tax money from Day 1 too (see “Our ‘Squeeze Pop’ Carbon Bank“).

A “carbon tax” is the banksters’ foot in our front door.

Don’t be fooled by the merchants of death.

Stop the CO2 Tax.

Stop the banksters.

Please share this information with everyone you know, today.

* Don’t forget to read all about the $15 Trillion in OTC (over the counter) derivatives – called “financial weapons of mass destruction” by none other than Warren Buffet – that are held Off-Balance Sheet by Australia’s banks, versus only $2.66 Trillion in On-Balance Sheet ‘Assets’ … 66% of which ‘assets’ are loans.


Julia says today that she is playing “the long game” on carbon trading –

Julia Gillard has assured Labor MPs her government will run its full term, telling them she is playing “the long game” and predicting Tony Abbott’s popularity will fade as Labor programs begin to deliver on-the-ground benefits for voters.

What did I say above?

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