George Soros considers himself a “player”. He is a player without moral or ethics. Players (people between of the finance-sector somewhere between banker and lawyer) compete with other player on “who earns the most money no matter how”.
What they do is comparable to a hacker that wants to monetize his findings. (called “cracker”)
He is constantly searching for flaws in the systems of society and finance in order to exploit them.
A ethical hacker would warn the government “i found this and that flaw in your (tax?) system – please close that security hole”.
A amoral hacker (“cracker”) does not educate anyone – he keeps the flaws he finds secret in order to exploit them – no matter the social or environmental costs.
It is egoism of the “cracker” and consciousness of the “hacker” that makes our world how it is.
Fucked up – full of crime and violence – or help mankind advance.
This game Soro’s and Friends are playing has ruined state-economies.
And the players always blame “the rule maker” (politicans) if massive disaster occurs (1929).
It is the dependency of politicians on the media and the money that actually abolished democracy.
He is actually saying – a free market is bad – because a free market has no rules – but we need rules for massive disaster not to occur.
So if democracy and politicians are corrupted – who is going to stop them from causing even more harm?
Let’s thing this through: What is “a player” interested in? 1. power 2. money (if that means power)
The power over people and resources. Because only if they have massive power over people the feel recognized and “valued”.
So the psychological factor that is common for all people is being “valued” by society.
If you drive a ferrari you might be “valued” more as if you drive an old fiat.
But this reflects the very very superficial and conscious lacking status of mental development of those people that value those values.
What is more valuable? The life of a Child or 1 kg of Gold?
Confuzius said: If you plan for one year – plant rice – if you plan for 10 years – plant trees – if you plan for 1000 years educate children.
I would add: Educate children how to live sustainable. Because otherwise mankind won’t last another 1000 years.
George Soros on 60 minutes: “I am basically there to make money. I can not and do not look at the social consequences of what i do.”
Stellen Sie sich die GLS Bank als Brücke vor, auf der einen Seite Menschen, die ihr Geld verantwortungsvoll anlegen, auf der anderen Seite solche, die mit dem Geld sinnvolle Dinge tun. Unsere Mitglieder bilden mit ihren Mitgliedschaftsanteilen die Tragpfeiler des Bankgeschäfts. Denn damit die Verbindung in Form von Krediten zustande kommen kann, benötigen wir Mitgliedschaftsanteile. Diese bilden das notwendige Eigenkapital, das für unsere Kreditvergabe gesetzlich erforderlich ist. Als GLS Mitglied werden Sie Teil unserer Bank und damit der GLS Gemeinschaft. Sie ermöglichen die Finanzierung sinnstiftender Unternehmen und Projekte, stärken unser sozial-ökologisches Bankgeschäft und gestalten gemeinsam mit uns eine zukunftsweisende Gesellschaftsentwicklung.
Für die HypoVereinsbank – als Teil der UniCredit Gruppe – ist Nachhaltigkeit laut eigenen Angaben ein wesentlicher Pfeiler ihres Geschäftsmodells. Die Nachhaltigkeit beginnt demnach “im Tagesgeschäft und führt über Klima- und Umweltschutz, ressourcenschonendes Wirtschaften bis hin zu […] breite[m] gesellschaftlichen Engagement.” Auch bekennt sich die HypoVereinsbank zu sozialen und ökologischen Belangen im Kerngeschäft. Des Weiteren hat sich die Bank dem UN Global Compact und den Äquatorprinzipien verschrieben, sowie sektorspezifische Finanzierungsrichtlinien erlassen.
Diese Selbstverpflichtungen der HypoVereinsbank decken jedoch nur zu 30% die sozialen und ökologischen Bewertungskriterien des Fair Finance Guide Deutschland ab.
Dies liegt insbesondere an der fehlenden Veröffentlichung intern bereits vorhandener Entscheidungsrichtlinien, welche eine transparente Kontrolle von Finanzierungs- und Investitionsvorhaben durch externe Stakeholder aber nicht möglich macht.
Ebenso ist die ausschließliche Fokussierung der Nachhaltigkeitsrichtlinien bzw. der angewandten internationalen Standards auf Finanzierungen als kritisch zu bewerten, da Banken auch durch Investitionsentscheidungen (bspw. Eigenanlagen, Auflage von Fonds) Einfluss auf die soziale und ökologische Performance von Unternehmen ausüben können.
Deshalb schneidet die HypoVereinsbank in ihrer ersten Bewertung durch den FFG sehr schwach ab.
Die stichprobenartige Untersuchung “Deals mit Dirty Profits 4 Unternehmen” (November 2016) zeigt, dass die UniCredit Gruppe sich in 2016 innerhalb von 6 Monaten an 4 Deals zur Kapitalbeschaffung für gemäß des
“A long-fought legal battle to recover $8.9 billion in damages from Exxon Mobil Corporation for the contamination and loss of use of more than 1,500 acres of wetlands, marshes, meadows and waters in northern New Jersey has been quietly settled by the state for around $250 million.
Made headlines for boycotting Israel human rights violations (loans for illegal settlement), but not boycotting Saudi Arabia.
Unfortunately – the Israel-Palestina matter on the one hand easy – why not two accepted states? (like what happend after Ghandi – a new islamic dominated state – Pakistan – was born and India got split with proper borders) on the other hand – it is extremely complex and the amounts of wrong doings from both sides can not be overseen anymore – it is something that the people of Israel have to come up with a respectful solution – they can accept the help of buddhist monks 😀 – probably we need another Ghandi.
Dexia excluded for involvement in Israel
08-03-2011 | (French?)-Belgian bank Dexia has been excluded from the Triodos sustainable investment universe because of its ongoing financing of Israeli settlements in the Occupied Palestinian Territories.
Dexia in Israel
Dexia Israel Bank (DIB), a subsidiary of Dexia, has financed Israeli settlements in the past. In response to shareholder and stakeholder pressure, DIB stopped new loans to Israeli settlements in June 2008. There are also indications that current loans are being withdrawn, although the longest maturity loan in the portfolio will not end until 2017. DIB’s actions have caused uproar in Israel and a regional council major in southern Israel called for a DIB boycott.
Despite the freeze on new loans and withdrawal by DIB, the bank still has loans outstanding to the Municipality of Jerusalem. Jerusalem lies at the heart of the occupied territories and since 1967 East Jerusalem has been under Israeli government rule. Settlements have been established for Jewish Israeli occupants only and settlers receive substantial financial benefits, as well as access to land and natural resources in the disputed territory. By financing the municipality, DIB loans are potentially being used to finance human rights abuses against Palestinians in East Jerusalem.
Dexia is aware of its potential involvement in violating United Nations (UN) resolutions and Triodos has had extensive dialogue with the company on the issue, but to date it has not expressed its intention to withdraw or earmark its finance activities to the Municipality of Jerusalem. Nor has it indicated any intention to otherwise ensure that DIB financing does not contribute to violations of human rights in the disputed territories. For these reasons, Dexia has been excluded from the Triodos sustainable investment universe.
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“Triodos Bank is a European self-styled ethical bank.
It has decided to exclude Dexia Bank (read boycott) for involvement in Israel.
Search the Triodos site for boycotting for excluding Saudi Arabia for human rights violations and predicatably the return is nil …
Triodos writes that Dexia is a Belgian bank.
In fact, and Triodos knows it full well, Dexia is a French-Belgian bank, but the extremely violent pro-boycott campaign comes from Belgium and is tainted with antisemitc tones, like the European multisecular blood libel accusations.
Executive Order 157 – Banning Investment in Institutions or Companies that Boycott Israel
Governor Andrew M. Cuomo issued Executive Order No. 157 directing State entities to divest all public funds supporting the Boycotts, Divestment and Sanctions campaign against Israel. The first-in-the-nation action will ensure that no State agency or authority engages in or promotes any investment activity that would further the harmful and discriminatory Palestinian-backed Boycotts, Divestment and Sanctions (BDS) campaign in New York State.
it is easy to escalate war – all you need is some “terrorists” “saboteurs” (could be agents from foreign countries, that sabotage the front-lines, fuel tensions, making it look it was the other side, sparking tensions).
update: “The Introduction pronounces “the irreversible movement of Ukraine towards Euro-Atlantic integration”; articles 85 and 116 state that it is a fundamental duty of the parliament and the government to “obtain Ukraine’s full membership of NATO and the EU”; article 102 stipulates that “the President of Ukraine is the guarantor of the strategic decisions of the State aimed at obtaining full membership of NATO and the EU”.
Since Russia has been accused by NATO of having illegally annexed Crimea, and of launching military operations against Kiev, should Ukraine officially join NATO, the 30 other members of the Alliance, on the basis of article 5, would be obliged to “assist the party or parties under attack by adopting immediately, individually and in agreement with the other parties, any action that it should deem necessary, including the use of armed force”.
In other words, they would have to go to war with Russia.
In 1985, Manafort’s firm, BMSK, signed a $600,000 contract with Jonas Savimbi, the leader of the Angolan rebel group UNITA, to refurbish Savimbi’s image in Washington and secure financial support on the basis of his anti-communism. BMSK arranged for Savimbi to attend events at the American Enterprise Institute (where Jeane Kirkpatrick gave him a laudatory introduction), the Heritage Foundation, and Freedom House; in the wake of the campaign Congress approved hundreds of millions of dollars in covert American aid to Savimbi’s group. Allegedly, Manafort’s continuing lobbying efforts helped preserve the flow of money to Savimbi several years after the Soviet Union ceased its involvement in the Angolan conflict, forestalling peace talks.
In the late 1980s, Manafort was criticized for using his connections at HUD to ensure funding for a $43 million rehabilitation of dilapidated housing in Seabrook, N.J.
Manafort’s firm received a $326,000 fee for its work in getting HUD approval of the grant largely through personal influence with Deborah Gore Dean, an executive assistant to former HUD Secretary Samuel R. Pierce, Jr.
“The New York Times reported that the Ukrainian government is investigating whether the previous regime headed by Manafort’s now-deposed client, Viktor Yanukovych, paid the advisor over $12 million in cash stolen from taxpayers.”