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Fresh Water Falling

Fresh Water Falling's Journal
Fresh Water Falling's Journal
October 15, 2023

Moskowitz RIDICULES Trump For 13 Minutes Straight

Rep. Jared Moskowitz ridicules and roasts former president Donald Trump for his numerous indictments and impeachments in comparison to Joe Biden. In addition, he eviscerates MAGA Republicans for their pathetic efforts to smear Hunter Biden, impeach Joe Biden with little to no reason or evidence and so much more for 13 minutes straight.

October 15, 2023

Israel & The Myth of 'Self Defence'

For the record, I do believe Israel has a right to defend itself. But, far too often, Jerusalem's response to incidents of violence has been vastly disproportionate. In this particular case, Israel is justified in taking strong retaliatory action. Against Hamas. Not innocent civilians!
October 15, 2023

Dr. Gabor Mat Speaks Out on Israel and Palestine: A Must-Watch Discussion

I posted this earlier today, but now I can't find it. Thus, I shall have to assume it was deleted without notification, hence this repost.

Self-hating? As a Christian-raised agnostic, I don't know the answer. It's true that I generally side with the underdog (in this case, the Palestinians), but maybe I'm wrong.
October 14, 2023

Fear of reprisals prevent people calling out employers on climate, says charity

Source: The Guardian

Isabella Kaminski
Sat 14 Oct 2023 06.00 BST

Concerns about being fired or victimised at work are preventing people from calling out their employers on the climate crisis and the wider environment, according to a charity. A survey commissioned by Protect, a charity that defends whistleblowers, found fear of reprisals and uncertainty about how to provide proof were the main barriers to reporting on poor and misleading behaviour about the environment. Employees were also sceptical that their concerns would be properly dealt with.

The organisation started investigating after receiving a “surprisingly” low number of calls about the environment to its whistleblowing advice hotline. Of the handful who had contacted Protect about an environmental issue at work over the past decade, three-quarters said they faced negative treatment as a result.

Workers inside organisations can often be the first to spot environmental harms, from the illegal dumping of chemicals into a river to false claims about a product’s sustainability. Whistleblowers can make a difference by reporting those concerns. A gas company was fined after a whistleblower identified dangerous regulatory breaches while civil servants speaking anonymously to the press helped expose failures by England’s environmental regulator to prevent water pollution.

In Germany, Desiree Fixler lost her jobafter exposing corporate greenwashing at Deutsche Bank’s asset management arm DWS Group. But her actions led to several regulatory investigations and recently forced the company into a multibillion-dollar settlement with the US Securities and Exchange Commission.

“Workers are the eyes and ears of an organisation and are best placed to spot when things go wrong,” said Caitlín Comins, a legal officer at Protect. “With the right information, they can raise concerns and damage can be prevented, minimising the impact on the environment. By exposing environmental wrongdoing, they can also help ensure organisations are accountable for their climate impact and there is appropriate intervention where required.”

Read more: https://www.theguardian.com/environment/2023/oct/14/fear-of-reprisals-prevent-people-calling-out-employers-on-climate-says-charity

Do we have such a whistleblower mechanism? Not a rhetorical question: I'd really like to know!
October 14, 2023

Dr. Gabor Mat Speaks Out on Israel and Palestine: A Must-Watch Discussion

Self-hating? As a Christian-raised agnostic, I don't know the answer. It's true that I generally side with the underdog (in this case, the Palestinians), but maybe I'm wrong.
October 13, 2023

Labour MP FUMING That Owen Jones Mentions Palestinians In Sky News Debate

The US and UK are still insisting on their support for a racist country and its dictator.
October 13, 2023

IMF should give poor countries $300bn a year to fight climate crisis, says Joseph Stiglitz

Source: The Guardian

Larry Elliott in Marrakech
Fri 13 Oct 2023 09.51 BST

Poor countries should be provided with $300bn (£246bn) a year from the International Monetary Fund to finance their fight against the climate crisis, the Nobel prize-winning economist Joseph Stiglitz has said.

Speaking to the Guardian at the IMF’s annual meeting in Marrakech, Stiglitz said developing nations needed their equivalent of the US Inflation Reduction Act – a package of grants and subsidies designed to promote green growth and jobs.

Stiglitz said the battle against global heating would only be won if poor countries were onboard but there was no hope of them coming up with their equivalent of the act, which he said was expensive and flawed but working.

Instead, he said rich countries should support the creation of $300bn of IMF special drawing rights (SDRs) each year to finance a global green transition.

Read more: https://www.theguardian.com/environment/2023/oct/13/poorest-countries-should-get-300bn-a-year-to-fight-climate-crisis-says-joseph-stiglitz

Great idea, but good luck!

October 12, 2023

Israel-Gaza: How Hamas breached Israel's 'Iron Dome' - BBC News

Confusing. The title says Iron Dome, but the video itself does not.
October 12, 2023

Trump demands apology from Forbes for being cut from wealthiest list again

Source: Guardian

Martin Pengelly in Washington
Thu 12 Oct 2023 10:00 BST

Donald Trump “demanded” an apology from Forbes magazine after it dropped him from its list of the 400 wealthiest people in the US for the second time in three years.

“I hereby demand a full apology from the failing Forbes magazine,” the former president wrote on Wednesday on Truth Social, the reportedly struggling social media platform he set up after being expelled from mainstream platforms over the January 6 attack on the Capitol.

Forbes released its Trump-free list last week, saying the his net worth was down $600m from a year before. Trump has been on the list since the 1990s, other than in 2021.

In response, Trump complained about “really dumb writers assigned to hit me hard” and bragged about huge leads in Republican presidential polling he holds despite facing 91 criminal charges and assorted civil threats.

Read more: https://www.theguardian.com/us-news/2023/oct/12/trump-forbes-magazine-wealthiest-people-list

Remember, I am not legally responsible if you puked up your breakfast while reading that. . .

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