19 Responses to “Good people donate money to banks.”

  1. exuvia Says:

    You have the gift of prophesy – you saw it coming – as well as being of an other worldly generosity. Banana bread and bedside stories… that is human kindness.


  2. Paul Fraser Says:

    RBC Bank President Gordon Nixon – Salary $11.73 Million


    I’m a commercial fisherman fighting the Royal Bank of Canada (RBC Bank) over a $100,000 loan mistake. I lost my home, fishing vessel and equipment. Help me fight this corporate bully by closing your RBC Bank account.

    There was no monthly interest payment date or amount of interest payable per month on my loan agreement. Date of first installment payment (Principal + interest) is approximately 1 year from the signing of my contract.
    Demand loan agreements signed by other fishermen around the same time disclosed monthly interest payment dates and interest amounts payable per month.The lending policy for fishermen did change at RBC from one payment (principal + interest) per year for fishing loans to principal paid yearly with interest paid monthly. This lending practice was in place when I approached RBC.
    Only problem is the loans officer was a replacement who wasn’t familiar with these type of loans. She never informed me verbally or in writing about this new criteria.

    Phone or e-mail:
    RBC President, Gordon Nixon, Toronto (416)974-6415
    RBC Vice President, Sales, Anne Lockie, Toronto (416)974-6821
    RBC President, Atlantic Provinces, Greg Grice (902)421-8112 mail to:greg.grice@rbc.com
    RBC Manager, Cape Breton/Eastern Nova Scotia, Jerry Rankin (902)567-8600
    RBC Vice President, Atlantic Provinces, Brian Conway (902)491-4302 mail to:brian.conway@rbc.com
    RBC Vice President, Halifax Region, Tammy Holland (902)421-8112 mail to:tammy.holland@rbc.com
    RBC Senior Manager, Media & Public Relations, Beja Rodeck (416)974-5506 mail to:beja.rodeck@rbc.com
    RBC Ombudsman, Wendy Knight, Toronto, Ontario 1-800-769-2542 mail to:ombudsman@rbc.com
    Ombudsman for Banking Services & Investments, JoAnne Olafson, Toronto, 1-888-451-4519 mail to:ombudsman@obsi.ca





    “Fighting the Royal Bank of Canada (RBC Bank) one customer at a time”

  3. exuvia Says:


    The Banking business.

    Best if you do not need them…

  4. Jules Cosby Says:

    When I was a child, my father bought me a book of Aesop’s fables. One that I’ll never forget is the story of the ant and the grasshopper.

    Now, it’s been told a few different ways over the years, and I’m sure it’s been told differently since the rise of the Protestant ethic. Basically, those who work hard will be rewarded; those who piss away their life having fun will freeze to death when the winter comes.

    Well there are a lot of hard working ants out there who just saw their (imaginary) wealth crumble almost overnight. The grasshoppers? Let me tell you, this grasshopper is doing JUST fine.

    Of course, one could always make an argument for the grasshopper being hypermasculine commodities traders and overzealous investment bankers. In this re-telling, the grasshopper gets bailed out by the government while the ant loses his job and dies.

    I’m not much of a story-teller. Remi – perhaps a new tune on the next album?

  5. exuvia Says:

    I have heard that grasshoppers become plagues, who in his sane mind would feed, or worse, save a plague.

    ‘Bean’ me up Scotty! this calls for Mexican food.


  6. exuvia Says:

    Social rage as song writing material. I think you are right there Jules.

    Funny, that used to be the only outlet for Latin Americans during their dark hours of dictatorship. You could block their radio stations but you couldn’t stop them from singing.

  7. remistevens Says:

    today i was working on a song about lemons, but something more substantial may be in order. Quoting myself 5 years ago on the spring loaded album: “Banks, best thing to happen to the poor since slavery and war.”

    great story man, never really thought about how that one relates to reality. Grasshoppers bleed black blood.

    Our pension at work. employee and employer put in equal contributions, except when the investments do well- on these years the employer is able to contribute less. So what happens when the market tanks? Instead of contributing more, they’re taking away early retirement and a percentage of our earning. They’re basically allowed to gamble with our money (had 65% in stocks) and when the wrong card comes up, we pay the tab. Its a win win situation for the musuem.

    hows that strike going Jules? I heard the NDP was the only party that supported your right to have a union and strike. Or how did the Toronto Sun put it? “Blame the NDP for everything!”.

  8. studiomanifesto Says:

    If people are either ants or grasshoppers – banks must be the cockroaches.

  9. remistevens Says:

    i remember a news story about a guy here in Toronto who went around chopping up scotiabank atms with a hatchet. not trying to steal, just causing damage. . . ..a local hero, like the dude who drove his jeep into the legislature.

  10. exuvia Says:

    It could enter the next version of the Diagnostic and Statistical Manual of Mental Disorders (DSM V) as ‘ATM rage’ ranking up there with road rage.

    Hey, today they make a pill for everything.

  11. exuvia Says:

    I bet the hatchet got a dull blade. My father always said “Don´t use steel against steel”.

  12. exuvia Says:

    A steel hatchet to an ATM. The middle ages meet post modernism.

    The first bankers were TEMPLE KNIGHTS: “Moving your money since the middle ages”

    Steel covered Knight templars building banking fortifications from Jerusalem to Rome and financing the Royal Christian hot heads to war to oust the Arabian brother from Jerusalem and Solomons Temple.

  13. exuvia Says:

    “The money power preys upon the nation in times of peace and conspires against it in times of adversity. It is more despotic than monarchy, more insolent than autocracy, more selfish than bureaucracy. I see in the near future a crisis approaching that unnerves me and causes me to tremble for the safety of my country. Corporations have been enthroned, an era of corruption in high places will follow, and the money power of the country will endeavor to prolong its reign by working upon the prejudices of the people until the wealth is aggregated in a few hands and the Republic is destroyed.”

    President Abraham Lincoln after the
    National Banking Act of 1863 was passed

  14. remistevens Says:

    wow, that quote is perfect.

    Money power is a bit like the old city states. There literally are no rules in money. Each wallet fends for itself. Obviously there are rules in society, but with money, its just a field of barbarians; everyone trying to batten themselves in somewhere. You cannot straight up steal money any more than the city state could send out an F16. The real competition comes from pushing as much through a limited system as possible: increase the city state by lighting the arrows with oil, or exploit capitalism to increase the wallet.

    We’ve all got a cash wall built up around us, mine is fairly small, but manages to fortify the means to sustain myself. The people with the largest fortresses feel empowered to go out and take from the weak.

    I think its human nature. Whether its stone walls protecting potatoes, or a string of 0’s protecting an indulgent lifestyle, those with the most power will abuse it.

  15. exuvia Says:

    Check out this link:


    Its like giving a beggar a coin so that his hungry face can get some food and just around the corner, out of sight, he enters a liquor store.

  16. remistevens Says:

    great link, makes you wonder how many expenses Obama’s spys are unable to track?

    Other good comparisons: Paying the medicine man a huge sum to pay for an expensive treatment comprised of chalk dissolved into tonic water. Um or, maybe buying a bag of grain, but getting a bag of shit. . . .Horse shit.

    Fix society by getting the lowest earners set up first. Happy well fed people are productive and loyal. If the saddlebags of greed are making your company to lethargic to carry itself, a new business will come in and pick up the slack.

  17. yogashree Says:

    remi pls visit our site yogashree.in and suggest me to raise funds,can u help us?

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