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René Magritte Morning star 1938

 

We’ve Known How To Cure Covid Since March Of 2020: Dr. Robert Malone (JTN)
Canada Invokes Emergency Powers To Deal With Trucker Protest (RT)
Multiple Canadian Premiers Oppose Trudeau Invoking Emergencies Act (Rebel)
Trudeau Authorizes Bank Accounts Frozen for Social Media Posts (CTH)
Freedom Convoy Organizers Say They’re Not Deterred by Emergencies Act (ET)
Trudeau Has Gone Too Far (Toronto Sun Ed.)
Canada In A Sad State; Plenty Of Blame To Go Around (Lilley)
Twitter Won’t Censor Tweets Linking To Hacked Freedom Convoy Donor List (DC)
Speed Wobble (Jim Kunstler)
Go Ahead, Defend It Now (Denninger)
GOP Lawmakers Demand Answers From Fauci (RT)
‘False Crisis’ Regarding Russia Hurts Relations Between US And Ukraine (JTN)
State Dep. Tells US Citizens To Leave Belarus And Transnistria ‘Immediately’ (JTN)
How We Became What We Despised (Ugo Bardi)

 

 

 

 

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New data reveals how effective booster shots are against Omicron

 

 

 

 

“And please note that neither Dr. Fauci nor Dr. Collins nor Dr. Lane have any formal training in epidemiology..”

We’ve Known How To Cure Covid Since March Of 2020: Dr. Robert Malone (JTN)

COVID-19 mask mandates were never necessary, says Dr. Robert Malone. “We’ve known how to cure COVID since about March of 2020,” the mRNA-vaccine-pioneer-turned-critic told “Just the News, Not Noise” TV show cohosts John Solomon and Amanda Head. The sudden scramble two years later by democratic governors to lift mask mandates “is a clear pivot consequent to their horrible polling numbers,” Malone said. “It’s exactly what I predicted when people were asking me, ‘How will we know when this thing is over?’ I’ve said, ‘Well, you’ll know it because they’ll all start giving awards to each other and claiming that they’re the ones that are responsible for curing it.'”

Malone also discussed explosive new data from the Defense Medical Epidemiology Database (DMED) regarding possible COVID vaccine side effects, which three military medical whistleblowers recently came forward with when they saw a significant increase in common vaccine injuries during 2021. “DMED was something that Lt. Col. Theresa Long and some of her colleagues queried when they were busy doing diligence to try to understand what they were seeing with their own warfighter communities that they were sworn to protect as physicians,” Malone explained.

“And they were seeing signals that were unusual, and so they consulted the DMED database and were shocked to find enormous increases in 2021, when the vaccine mandates were implemented to the military, compared to 2020 in a wide variety of diseases, including cancers, things related to reproduction and female reproductive health.” Malone was asked about recently released emails exposing a plan by three top federal public health officials to discredit the anti-lockdown epidemiologists behind the Great Barrington Declaration. The exchange showed the three — then-National Institutes of Health (NIH) Director Francis Collins, National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases (NIAID) Director Dr. Anthony Fauci, and NIAID Deputy Director for Clinical Research and Special Projects Dr. Clifford Lane — coordinating “a quick and devastating takedown” of the premises of the declaration, which espouses “focused protection,” a mitigation strategy prioritizing the most vulnerable populations.

“[T]hey slandered and defamed those three as ‘fringe’ epidemiologists, but they happen to be full professors at the obscure universities Oxford, Stanford and Harvard, I believe,” Malone said sarcastically, referring to Sunetra Gupta, Ph.D., Jay Bhattacharya, MD, Ph.D., and Martin Kulldorff, Ph.D., respectively. “And please note that neither Dr. Fauci nor Dr. Collins nor Dr. Lane have any formal training in epidemiology,” Malone added.

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Justin is at 16% in the polls.

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Canada Invokes Emergency Powers To Deal With Trucker Protest (RT)

Prime Minister Justin Trudeau has invoked the Emergencies Act for the first time in Canadian history on Monday, citing the threat of “Freedom Convoy” trucker protests in Ottawa and several border crossings in the US. “This is not a peaceful protest,” Trudeau said in a speech on Monday afternoon, adding that “illegal blockades” have been “disrupting the lives of too many Canadians.” After consulting premiers, government and opposition, “the federal government has invoked the Emergencies Act,” Trudeau said, confirming media reports from earlier in the day that he would do so. The measures will be “time-limited, geographically targeted, as well as reasonable and proportionate to the threats they are meant to address,” the PM said. It does not involve calling in the military, or suspending fundamental rights and freedoms.

“This is about keeping Canadians safe, protecting people’s jobs, and restoring confidence in our institutions,” he said. “We are reinforcing the principles, values and institutions that keep all Canadians free.” Trudeau noted that it was the first time a Canadian government has invoked the Emergencies Act, which was passed in 1988 to replace the War Measures Act of 1914. The WMA was used during both world wars to intern Canadians of German and Japanese origin and impose restrictions on the economy, among other things. It was most recently invoked in 1970 by Trudeau’s father Pierre to crack down on Quebec separatists who had kidnapped a lawmaker. Close to 500 people had been arrested on that occasion.

Thousands of Canadian truck drivers and their sympathizers have taken part in nationwide protests since January 22, with a “Freedom Convoy” driving across the country to picket the parliament in Ottawa starting on January 29. The protesters demand an end to Covid-19 vaccine and mask mandates. Trudeau has denounced the truckers as a “fringe minority with unacceptable views” and accused them of bigotry, racism, Nazism and violence, refusing to meet with them. Though several Canadian provinces have announced the end of pandemic restrictions, Trudeau is still refusing to lift the federal mandates.

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Federal Emergency Act so far rejected by New Brunswick, Quebec, Alberta, Saskatchewan and Manitoba.

Multiple Canadian Premiers Oppose Trudeau Invoking Emergencies Act (Rebel)

Saskatchewan Premier Scott Moe has been making headlines recently, first for standing in support of the truckers convoy, then for being the first premier in Canada to announce an end to vaccine passports in their province. A few other Canadian premiers followed shortly after, with Progressive Conservative Premier Heather Stefanson announcing the planned loosening of restrictions in Manitoba as well. Now, both premiers, followed perhaps somewhat surprisingly by Quebec Premier Francois Legault, are taking a strong stance on the recent news that Prime Minister Justin Trudeau is likely to invoke the Emergencies Act as a response to the Freedom Convoy in Ottawa and supportive protests happening across the country along the Canada-U.S. border. Others premiers are rumoured to follow suit.

First, in a statement on Twitter, Premier Moe said: “The illegal blockades must end, but police already have sufficient tools to enforce the law and clear the blockades, as they did over the weekend in Windsor. Therefore, Saskatchewan does not support the Trudeau government invoking the Emergencies Act. If the federal government does proceed with this measure, I would hope it would only be invoked in provinces that request it, as the legislation allows.” The relatively new Conservative premier of Manitoba, Heather Stefanson, also put out an official statement this afternoon, sharing it on Twitter with the caption: “I am proud of Manitoba’s law enforcement officials and have full confidence in them to protect our communities. The proposal from the federal government to use the Emergencies Act is not helpful to the situation at the Emerson Border.”

Quebec Premier Francois Legault, who has been much more strict on COVID-19 restrictions and vaccine mandates, also spoke up, stating “We don’t want it in Quebec territory.” Later in the day, Alberta Premier Jason Kenney also announced his opposition to the use of the Emergencies Act. “This morning I told Prime Minister Trudeau that Alberta’s government is opposed to the invocation of the federal Emergencies Act,” Kenney wrote on Twitter. “We have all of the legal tools and operational resources required to maintain order. The Act would add no relevant additional powers or resources.”

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“Not only are people subject to get their bank accounts frozen, but the decision also to freeze the accounts is entirely up to the reviewer, and the reviewer is protected by the government from civil liability for their decision.”

Trudeau Authorizes Bank Accounts Frozen for Social Media Posts (CTH)

The triggering of an official invocation of the Canadian Emergency Measures Act to eliminate protests is stunning. Using the Emergency Act to target individual citizens in Canada, and their bank accounts, is yet again another level of astonishing. The Canadian Civil Liberties Association has announced their opposition to the government declaration:

I am carefully reviewing the details of the authorization because according to the public statements by Prime Minister Justin Trudeau and Finance Minister Chrystia Freeland, they have authorized banks, financial institutions and insurance carriers to suspend the accounts of Canadian citizens based on their social media postings. Yes, you read that correctly. Support of “blockades and/or occupations” are specifically noted. Anyone in Canada (individual or business) who supports or “furthers” the Freedom Convoy or Freedom Protest on Facebook, Instagram, Twitter or any other social media platform, is a target to have their bank accounts frozen and insurance policies nullified. But wait, it gets worse.

Not only are people subject to get their bank accounts frozen, but the decision also to freeze the accounts is entirely up to the reviewer, and the reviewer is protected by the government from civil liability for their decision. “Support” and “affiliated with” are loosely defined, and as a result a guy delivering pizzas to an Ottawa “occupation” truckdriver is also running the risk of seeing his bank account frozen simply for providing the food. I can see why the Canadian Civil Liberties Assocation would take issue with this declaration. A banking employee who does not like the politics of a customer as revealed by a review of their social media postings, and merely “suspects” the account holder of supporting or furthering the action, can -without any liability- block the bank accounts of any customer or account holder; and they do not need to provide an explanation.

Freeland: “As of today, a bank or other financial service provider will be able to immediately freeze or suspend an account of an individual or business affiliated with these illegal blockades without a court order. In doing so, they will be protected against civil liability. Federal government institutions will have a new broad authority to share relevant information with banks and other financial service providers to ensure that we can all work together to put a stop to the funding of these illegal blockades.”

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“..how can you justify going to a measure like an emergency, measures where a lot of powers can be imposed upon the citizens, when you have not even yourself taken any action to engage.”

Freedom Convoy Organizers Say They’re Not Deterred by Emergencies Act (ET)

Freedom Convoy organizers say they will continue to protest on Parliament Hill despite the federal government’s declaration of a state of emergency. “We are not afraid. In fact, every time the government decides to further suspend our civil liberties, our resolve strengthens and the importance of our mission becomes clearer,” organizer Tamara Lich said on Feb. 14 in anticipation of Prime Minister Justin Trudeau invoking the Emergencies Act over the protests demanding an end to COVID-19 mandates. “We will remain peaceful, but planted on Parliament Hill until the mandates are decisively ended. We recognize that there is a democratic process within which change occurs. We have never stepped outside of that process, nor do we intend to.”

Trudeau is the first prime minister to use the Emergencies Act. The act replaces the War Measures Act, which was last used by Trudeau’s father, then-prime minister Pierre Trudeau, in 1970 during the October Crisis when Quebec separatists kidnapped and killed Quebec cabinet minister Pierre Laporte. The act gives the state additional powers to deal with the protests and blockades, such as providing legal tools to cut funding to protesters, as well as freezing the corporate accounts of companies whose trucks are used in any blockades and removing their insurance. The province of Ontario and the city of Ottawa have also declared states of emergency over the protests.

[..] Brian Peckford, former premier of Newfoundland who is acting as a spokesperson for the Freedom Convoy, said this is “a very, very strange moment in our history.” “This is again government overreach. We don’t do these kinds of things in Canada. We engage in dialogue,” Peckford said. “It’s my understanding that the government of Canada has not reached out once to the truckers since they have arrived in this capital city. I find that very hard to understand, because how can you justify going to a measure like an emergency, measures where a lot of powers can be imposed upon the citizens, when you have not even yourself taken any action to engage.”

Ron Johnson

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“..it was his incompetence that made such an extreme measure necessary..”

Trudeau Has Gone Too Far (Toronto Sun Ed.)

Prime Minister Justin Trudeau’s unjustified invoking of the Emergencies Act is deeply problematic and will have long-lasting consequences for the country. Ever since the freedom convoy first touched base in Ottawa a couple of weeks ago, the PM has gone out of his way to increase the tensions. The Liberal government appeared to be hoping for some sort of Jan. 6 style event as happened in the United States last year. All of their rhetoric indicated they were keen to see such an event go down. It never did. The convoy has been peaceful throughout. The only real violence so far has been a vehicular ramming conducted against protesters, which sent four people to hospital. You don’t hear much about that though. Trudeau never condemned it.

Instead, Trudeau has called protesters every name in the book even though they are a diverse crowd in every sense of the word. Now he is giving himself extraordinary powers to deal with these protests. One of the most disturbing parts is how they can now dictate that banks freeze people’s accounts without a court order. People like Canadian hero Kevin Vickers — the Sargeant-at-Arms who personally thwarted the 2014 terrorist attack on Parliament Hill — have called for calm and dialogue. Trudeau doesn’t want that though. He just wants division and more hostility. It appears to be in this spirit that the PM has decided to invoke the Emergencies Act for the first time in Canadian history. At least four Premiers opposed him.

“We have all of the legal tools and operational resources required to maintain order,” Alberta Premier Jason Kenney wrote, in explaining his opposition. “The Act would add no relevant additional powers of resources.” Kenney added that this decision may only “escalate a tense situation” and that Trudeau needs to “end the cross border trucker vaccine mandate, as it serves no useful public health purpose.” The controversial blockade of the Ambassador Bridge was already resolved. The grounds for invoking this act are, according to Joanna Baron of the Canadian Constitution Foundation, “extremely thin”. The protests may be a nuisance and many people may disagree with them, but that doesn’t justify this decision. The only thing that can be said in defence of Trudeau’s invoking of the Emergencies Act is that it was his incompetence that made such an extreme measure necessary.

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Trudeau, Freeland etc. are among the WEF’s Young Global Leaders.

Canada In A Sad State; Plenty Of Blame To Go Around (Lilley)

One question kept going through my mind as I watched the events of the last several days. How did we get here? How did we get to the point where both the Ontario and federal governments had to invoke emergency legislation to deal with what started as a political protest? How did we end up at the point where a good portion of the nation’s capital can’t be said to be under any government control or that several border crossings have been shut down? There’s plenty of blame to go around. On the most basic level, there are the actions of the protesters who descended upon Ottawa, and more detrimental to the country, the border crossings. The protest in Ottawa turned into an occupation that annoyed locals while amusing many other Canadians, who hate the capital almost as much as they hate Toronto.

Eventually though, the bemusement across the country gave way to discomfort, and now we’re at the point where 72% of Canadians told the Angus Reid Institute that the protesters need to go home. The frolicking has worn out its welcome, the blocking of border crossings in Windsor, Coutts, Surrey and Emerson has annoyed the nation. We can’t forget the city administration in Ottawa, including its police service, when doling out blame. Somehow city and police leadership in Ottawa missed what everyone else heard ad nauseam before the convoy got to Parliament — they were coming to stay until all their demands were met. Police chief Peter Sloly said he expected them to leave town after the first Sunday. A quick scan of the news would have shown him otherwise. Local handling of the protest since the arrival has been missing in action to put it mildly.

Blame must also go to Trudeau and his government. While much has been said regarding Conservative MPs welcoming the protesters in Ottawa — leadership candidate Pierre Poilievre even saying he is proud of them and stands with them — the Conservatives are not in government. This protest started in opposition to Trudeau’s decision to impose a requirement that truckers crossing the Canada-U.S. border be fully vaccinated. But it has grown into so much more, a mass protest against COVID-19 measures in general. Like he has done so many times, Trudeau attacked those opposed to him in the harshest terms. He called them a “small fringe minority” and said they had “unacceptable views.” He’d previously described those opposed to his COVID policies as racist and misogynistic.

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“Twitter’s “distribution of hacked materials” policy bans “the use of our services to directly distribute content obtained through hacking by the people or groups associated with a hack.”

Twitter Won’t Censor Tweets Linking To Hacked Freedom Convoy Donor List (DC)

Twitter is allowing posts to remain on its platform containing the private information of Freedom Convoy donors reportedly obtained through hacking, according to a review of Twitter’s platform by the Daily Caller News Foundation. Crowdfunding service GiveSendGo was reportedly hacked late Sunday and the personal information of donors to the Freedom Convoy, a group of truckers and individuals protesting Canada’s COVID-19 restrictions, was given to leak-hosting site Distributed Denial of Secrets, the organization said on its website. GiveSendGo has yet to publicly confirm the hack[..]. Twitter’s “distribution of hacked materials” policy bans “the use of our services to directly distribute content obtained through hacking by the people or groups associated with a hack.”


This includes “posting Tweets which include links to hacked content hosted on other websites” as well as “posting hacked content on Twitter (e.g., in the text of a Tweet, or in an image).” A review of Twitter’s platform by the DCNF found several tweets appearing to contain screenshots of the hacked donor list or links to files containing what appeared to be the hacked materials. The donor list contains personally identifying information including full names, zip codes, email handles and IP addresses, as well as donation messages, according to a review of the hacked materials by the DCNF. Twitter previously censored a tweet from the New York Post in October 2020, one month before the 2020 presidential election, linking to a story allegedly containing emails from Hunter Biden’s laptop. The social media company cited its hacked materials policy as the reason for its actions.

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“Joe Biden” has so far failed to deliver that war with Russia over Ukraine he promised us..”

Speed Wobble (Jim Kunstler)

Things are turning, indeed, out there… out in the truck stops and the households fending off repossession and the small businesses struggling desperately for survivial — even in the degenerate halls of government, state-by-state. The armature of Covid-19 tyranny is getting rapidly dismantled by politicians close to running for their very lives. The home-folks have had enough of their insolence and they’re sharpening the tines of their pitchforks. Events also conspire to put the schnitz on the alleged Globalists dream of digital tyranny — if there even is such a cabal of Globalists, which I’m not sure about, or just a coterie of feckless hacks swept along by a malefic zeitgeist, Canada’s Justin Trudeau being the poster-boy for that breed. The timing has gone all awry on them. The Covid-19 hysteria draws to a close against their wishes to drag it on forever.

Even the triple-vaccinated are sick of it — and not a few of them are sick because of it. Governments and the corrupt medical establishment won’t touch this info with a stick, but the morticians and insurance execs are hopping up and down about what looks like a supernatural die-off of folks between 18 and 60 generally not susceptible to early death. Kind of worrisome, a little bit. Anybody with half-a-brain left is declining the offer of yet another booster — though Dr. Fauci was still tirelessly selling them last week. Mainly, though, the window-of-opportunity has closed, in the USA, anyway, for anymore vaccine passport nonsense, and with that goes the dream of roping every last citizen into a corral of total social control, including central bank digital currencies that would turn everyone into a yo-yo to be jerked-around by government.

“Joe Biden” has so far failed to deliver that war with Russia over Ukraine he promised us — which would be like two Craig’s List customers fighting over a twenty-year-old Jeep Wrangler up on blocks with the engine missing. Ukraine president Zelensky is a professional comedian, of course, so one must admire his gag of inviting “Joe Biden” to visit his country, the Gem of Eurasia, “in the coming days,” Mr. Zelenski said, “which will be a powerful signal and contribute to de-escalation.” Plus, all the pierogi and cabbage the US president can eat. All this made National Security Advisor Jake Sullivan gnash his teeth for the trouble he has gone to in prepping the sore-beset American people for World War Three.

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“Pick one. Masks, social distancing, kids in schools/not in schools, swabs-up-nose, etc. It’s all bull****, and you saw it on display last night.”

Go Ahead, Defend It Now (Denninger)

Pick one. Masks, social distancing, kids in schools/not in schools, swabs-up-nose, etc. It’s all bull****, and you saw it on display last night. A packed-full stadium with exactly nobody distancing anything and zero mask enforcement of any sort. They didn’t even try to fake it. If you send your kid to school and let him or her put up with this crap today for one more minute you’re a monster. If you put up with it anywhere for another 15 minutes yourself then you’re stupid. I mock your stupidity. I will openly point and laugh at your ragged face wherever and whenever I see it. You had the “most-serious” game of sportball all year with wild defiance of any such crap in your face, in the city and state with the most-restrictive mandates of all, and exactly nobody gave a wet crap so long as they were cheering on their team after declaring themselves “above it all” simply by buying tickets and, in some cases, paying a thousand bucks to park their car besides.


Save me the bull**** about “vax passports” while you’re at it. You know ******ned well the jabs don’t stop you from getting or transmitting the virus and tens of thousands of bare-faced screaming people packed literally shoulder-to-shoulder expelled whatever they had in their throat and lungs onto everyone within 20′ of them for more than two hours. If the bug was in there, and know damn well it was, the love was spread. Today you burn your mask — or you’re stupid. Today you refuse to allow your children to be abused for one more minute — or you’re a ****ing monster who deserves every evil thing that can possibly happen to you and when it does I will cheer your demise. And today you tell your government to shove its vax passport and all other mandates up its ass sideways and warn them that if they ever try this bull**** again you’re going to remove them and you don’t care how or you’re so far beyond stupid you deserve to be smote.

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“..when viewed in light of other publicly available information, demonstrate an apparent effort by you and Dr. Collins not only to cover up the concerns those virologists raised, but to suppress scientific debate about the origins of Covid-19..”

GOP Lawmakers Demand Answers From Fauci (RT)

US Republican lawmakers have sent a letter pressing chief White House medical advisor Dr. Anthony Fauci for answers about his alleged silencing of concerns that the Covid-19 virus originally came from a Chinese lab. The letter, sent on Monday by three US House members, cited emails suggesting that Fauci and Dr. Francis Collins, then director of the National Institutes of Health (NIH), tried in early 2020 to quash speculation among scientists that the virus may have originated in the Wuhan Institute of Virology. Instead of alerting national security officials to the pandemic’s potentially unnatural origin, Fauci and Collins sought to shut down the debate, the GOP lawmakers said.

The emails, which were obtained by media outlets under Freedom of Information Act requests, reportedly showed that some virology experts saw reason to believe that the virus was lab-created. Some of the messages made reference to a February 2020 conference call in which many scientists leaned toward the lab-leak theory. For instance, Tulane Medical School professor Robert Garry said he could see no “plausible natural scenario” for some aspects of Covid-19 otherwise. “However, those same email communications, particularly when viewed in light of other publicly available information, demonstrate an apparent effort by you and Dr. Collins not only to cover up the concerns those virologists raised, but to suppress scientific debate about the origins of Covid-19,” the letter said.

Representatives Cathy McMorris Rodgers (R-Washington), Brett Guthrie (R-Kentucky) and Morgan Griffith (R-Virginia) signed the letter. They demanded that Fauci provide details on how those conversations with scientists were initiated and who consulted him and Collins on Covid-19’s likely origins. The lawmakers also requested information on any communications by Fauci and Collins with Chinese scientists, as well as documents related to US funding of the research in Wuhan.

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“I have to speak with our people as President, and I say the truth to people, and the truth is that we have different information.”

‘False Crisis’ Regarding Russia Hurts Relations Between US And Ukraine (JTN)

The situation in Ukraine is a “false crisis” that has hurt relations between Washington and Kyiv, as the Biden Administration increasingly claims to know the date and method of a Russian incursion against its neighbor, experts told Just the News. The experts made their comments Monday while appearing on the John Solomon Reports podcast. “It’s a false crisis,” said international relations expert Kiron Skinner, who served as an adviser at the State Department under Donald Trump. She made that assessment, she noted, because “there’s been a war of attrition going on between Kyiv and Moscow for eight years.”

International tension has spiked recently as Russia maintains an estimated 100,000 troops along its border with Ukraine and has issued ominous statements about “the start of a countdown” and claims that Moscow is being “provoked.” The U.S. has repeatedly announced that Moscow plans to stage a “false flag” provocation in order to justify an attack on Ukraine, and has said that the attack is “imminent,” and could occur this week. The State Department on Monday shuttered its main embassy in Kyiv, and moved the operations to the western city of Lviv. The announcements and predictions strike a sour note in government circles in Kyiv, according to Dan Hoffman, a former station chief for the CIA in Moscow.

“The relationship between the United States and Ukraine is strained right now, to say the least, because Russia has got 130,000 troops on the border,” Hoffman told Just the News. “President Zelenskyy, rightly so, is questioning, well, where’s the intelligence?” Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelenskyy on Sunday said that he had not seen the intelligence assessments regarding an invasion, and that the warnings were stoking panic. “I think there is too much information out there today about a deep full scale war on Russia’s part,” Zelenskyy said. “There is even talk of appropriate dates. We understand all the risks. We understand that the risks are there. If anyone has any additional information about a 100% chance of an invasion, they should give it to us.”

Alternating between English and Ukrainian, Zelenskyy continued: “I have to speak with our people as President, and I say the truth to people, and the truth is that we have different information.”

https://twitter.com/Veracious311/status/1493317362778578945

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Transnistria, officially the Pridnestrovian Moldavian Republic, is an unrecognised breakaway state located in the narrow strip of land between the river Dniester and the Moldovan–Ukrainian border that is internationally recognised as part of Moldova. Its capital and largest city is Tiraspol.

State Dep. Tells US Citizens To Leave Belarus And Transnistria ‘Immediately’ (JTN)

The State Department on Monday told U.S. citizens in Belarus and Moldova’s unrecognized breakaway state of Transnistria to “depart immediately via commercial or private means.” Both countries are at travel advisory Level 4, the highest possible. The State Department warns U.S. citizens to not travel to Belarus due to “arbitrary enforcement of laws, the risk of detention, unusual and concerning Russian military buildup along Belarus’ border with Ukraine, COVID-19 and related entry restrictions.” Americans are warned to not travel to Moldova due to “COVID-19, the unusual and concerning Russian military activity around Ukraine, and the unresolved conflict between the breakaway region of Transnistria and the central government.”


Transnistria is on the southwest border of Ukraine. The region has been described as where the Soviet Union and Communism “never died.” Late last month, the State Department ordered the evacuation of family members of U.S. diplomats from the embassy in Minsk. The department on Monday also announced plans to relocate the U.S. embassy in Kyiv to Lviv in western Ukraine. The State Department last week urged U.S. citizens in Ukraine “to depart now,” warning that the U.S. government would be unable to evacuate American citizens in the event of Russian military action.

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“..rationing seems to be a silly idea but it was done during WW2 and, if there is a serious economic crash — as it is perfectly possible — it can return.”

How We Became What We Despised (Ugo Bardi)

The combination of abundant resources and relatively low military expenses made it possible for the American citizens (most of them, at least) to enjoy an extravagant lifestyle, unthinkable elsewhere in the world. They lived in suburban houses, had two cars in every garage, could go wherever they wanted, had overseas vacations every year, could buy whatever they wanted without standing in line. The US citizens could even afford a certain degree of variety in the information they received. The state control on the media was enacted in subtle ways, giving citizens the illusion that they were not exposed to propaganda. It was the kind of lifestyle that president Bush said was “not up for negotiation” — except that when you deal with Nature, everything is up to negotiation.

The current problem is that the resources that made the West so rich and so powerful, mainly crude oil and other fossil fuels, are not infinite. They are being depleted, and production costs increase with depletion. And that’s not the only problem: something else is choking the Western economic system: it is the enormous cost of the health care system. In 2018, the US spent $3.6 trillion in health costs, nearly 18% of its GDP. Today, it is probably more than that. Yes, health costs in the US are ten times larger than military costs. It is probably not a coincidence that troubles started to appear when these costs reached the same level, about 20%, of the military expenses for the Soviet Union.

Someone has to pay for those costs and, as always, they fall on the middle class, which becomes poorer and poorer. On one extreme of the wealth distribution curve, former middle class citizens are losing everything they had and they are being gradually squeezed out of the market. And here is the problem: those who have no money to spend can’t buy their sweet buns. They become “non-people,” aka “deplorables.” What is to be done with them? A possible solution (that I am sure some elites are contemplating), is just to let them die and cease to be a problem (it is the zombie scenario). But we are not there, yet. The elites themselves don’t want the chaos that would result from starving a large fraction of the citizens. How to avoid that?

The solution is well known from ancient times: it is rationing. The Romans had already developed a system called “Annona” that distributed food to the poor. During WW2, the US had ration books, ration stamps, food stamps, and the like. The Soviets used a kind of funny money called “ruble.” In the West, rationing seems to be a silly idea but it was done during WW2 and, if there is a serious economic crash — as it is perfectly possible — it can return. It must return because without rationing we’ll have the zombie apocalypse all over simply because there is no mechanism in place to limit those who still have money from hoarding all they can, when they can.

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    René Magritte Morning star 1938   • We’ve Known How To Cure Covid Since March Of 2020: Dr. Robert Malone (JTN) • Canada Invokes Emergency Powers
    [See the full post at: Debt Rattle February 15 2022]

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    Bill7
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    Lots and lots of wordy kayfabe in the comments section today. I wonder who benefits?

    From yesterday…
    Lots and lots of wordy kayfabe in the comments section today. I wonder who benefits?

    I second your statement and question…who benefits?
    …and it is not just yesterday; it is almost every Debt Rattle…

    Nobody benefits as near as I can tell…except maybe the ego’s of those serial posters…

    Ilargi’s comment section has devolved into personal bull horns for those with many words and nothing to say or add to this blog…
    It is one reason I rarely comment any longer…

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    V. Arnold
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    Magritte…
    …mercy me; he never ceases to amaze and confuse…and question…

    I’m certain the woke movement would be horrified by this fantastic work and what it ………….
    …..means……..;-)

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    It is one reason I rarely comment any longer…

    It’s a Midwinter Night’s Nightmare in the northern hemisphere. I have started a couple of responses, but then deleted them before I finished. We are going through a phase that has become more closed to nuance and dissent.

    #101342
    V. Arnold
    Participant

    We are going through a phase that has become more closed to nuance and dissent.

    It would seem so…

    #101343
    Veracious Poet
    Participant

    Hmmm, Emergency Powers, where have I heard that before?

    Danger: You are being conditioned to view your freedom as selfish.

    Just another part of “You’ll own nothing & like it”…

    No Life.
    No Health.
    No Liberty.
    No Property.
    No Happiness.

    #101344
    Dr. D
    Participant

    V: we comment to keep our sanity.

    “Trudeau Unleashes ‘Emergency Powers Act’, Threatens Crowd-Funding Platforms With “Terrorist-Financing” For Protesters” This is not a peaceful protest,”

    Really? Where’s the violence? Can you show me?

    “Canadian Civil Liberties Association Condemns Trudeau for Invoking National Emergency over Truckers”

    So they’re going to DO something and join the protest, right? Share their donations?

    Today in “Things that Never Happen” Russia sent the U.S. a telegram to the State Department saying “We hereby declare, on February 16th, year of our Lord 2022, at 9:01am EET, will be formally invading Ukraine. We will begin with a APC number 324, driven by a Private named “Dmitry”. Sincerely, Russia.”

    This is literally what you have to believe to watch CNN, NPR, CBC, etc. Please make it stop. Even the leader of Ukraine is publicly making fun of them. Not us! We believe it! Says Americans, Canadians, Brits, what does Zelenski, the President know? I know BETTER than him!

    …Which is exactly what they said about President Trump, a guy with access to the whole U.S. secret state apparatus. Because I HAVEN’T read it, and can’t, and never will, I know better than a guy who can and has. Yup, sounds like EGO.

    Actually according to CBC, CNN, NPR, Russia has ALREADY invaded, but invaded Canada and put all their truckers under “Telephon” mind control. To make them racist, so they will THEN go protest. Not kidding. This is their story. “MK Ultra” + “Scanners” is literally their personal reality and belief structure in life. And somehow we’re the weirdos here.

    Oh and ALSO their story, calling out martial law on a peaceful protest is NOT an invasion and attack on Democracy and human rights. Nope. That’s necessary because of the endless violence no one can find, as the protest is more peaceful than the average town of similar size, and twice as peaceful as Ottawa’s average.

    Anyhoo, Canadians DGAF, because Protesting is ALREADY not doing what you’re told, so when they told them to go home, obviously that’s time to keep not doing what you’re told. What is it Taibbi said? “It’s like these guys went to bad governing school”? And has anybody talked to them once yet?

    All they have to do to end this and the government to get their rights back is Comply. All the Liberal government has to do is support the people and the workers uniting. That’s the Liberal Party manifesto, right?

    As predicted, TD illegally cut off funds on the Canadian side, and no doubt stole them all — so that’s what? A $20 Million dollar heist now? Maybe they’ll finally get a clue and use Bitcoin. Or rather, a privacy version of Bitcoin. Then I can donate with a fair chance it won’t be tracked and instantly stolen.

    That was the other thing: they had their state actors hack and smear GoSend and hand over their donor list to the Government (thereby using the government hack to avoid getting a legal warrant). Now they put them all on the CCP Social Credit list, no-fly list, no-political candidate list, and so on. Does anyone remember a few years ago the breathless relation that Trump was putting people on “Lists” like Nixon? (And vice versa both before and after) Nope. As Overton moves left on a hypersonic missile, calling martial law for peace (twice now, once already for CV), and making lists of all your citizens to trample their rights and destroy their lives – every day – thus destroying their children’s lives, if not actively abducting them and moving them to oh-so-safe foster care, is totally good, right, and normal. All the truly loving, caring people know: YOU CAN’T LEAVE ANYONE ALONE. Every person, in every country, at every moment, has to DO WHAT I SAY.

    Okey-doke, we’ll see how that works out for ya.

    “ Trudeau Authorizes Bank Accounts Frozen for Social Media Posts (CTH)”

    Does anyone grasp this? This is NOT for the trucker protest. This is for anything you ever said, EVER. You were 15 and mouthing off to your friends? Now you’re 25 with two kids? FROZEN! Go live in a box on the Rideau Canal, you.

    Hey, what was that thing Aaron Russo said, where his Rockefeller buddy said this was the Illuninati’s wet dream and would burn down the planet to get it? Remember that old conspiracy theory no one would believe? Spoiler!

    Does anyone have a conspiracy theory to spare? All mine have come true.”

    Top nation enacting it? The kindest, most tolerant … most LIBERAL one. Nah, I don’t think we should support the Truckers vs unaccountable, undeserved, illegal, human-rights carpet-bombing, life-ending martial law, run by a BlackFace PM who can’t prosecute the mass-murder of native children. There might be somebody I don’t like in the crowd. I’ll wait until protests carry the death penalty worldwide (almost there!) and THEN protest.

    But really, as the next article says, this is fan-tastic. Couldn’t be better. Could not possibly wake up and unite Canadians to their danger with anything less. And in the main, still very safe.
    Thankfully people are broadly tracing back all the bad leaders to the WEF and Schwab, and hopefully soon behind him to the real powers. The internet works both ways, you dummies. You ever see the Austist Army working? They could find one flag on one pole, somewhere on earth, on someone’s private property, in 24 hours. (search “Shia Lebeuf”)

    Twitter Won’t Censor Tweets Linking to Hacked Freedom Convoy Donor List (DC)”

    Hey Twitter, I thought “hacked material” was against your rules and instantly banned. Only if the person is Hunter? Only if the material is Wikileaks?

    “A packed-full stadium with exactly nobody distancing anything and zero mask enforcement of any sort. They didn’t even try to fake it.”

    Adults (and particularly Boomers, sadly) attack all children for their own profit and convenience, wherever they are found. Have for my entire life. Nobody cares then, nobody cares now. When the first kid went on the first milkjug, did they stop this s—t, make neighborhoods safe, and keep a parent at home? Hahahahaha! Compared to moving up from a Chevy to a Pontiac? Not on your life! Of course not! F- the kids, I want a golf club membership!

    The mother says, “F- the kids, I want a second car and move from Avon to L’Oréal!” …Of course then THEN got divorced, lost both cars, all the house equity, both had to work, both lost the kids to drugs and sex, and ate Kraft macaroni and ketchup because of it, but “If it’s L’Oreal, it’s worth it.”

    That was 40 years ago. OF COURSE they attack, murder, and abandon all the kids to a prison-industrial system called “school”. As I said of Pine Ridge, they beta-tested on the natives AND YOU DID NOTHING. So they rolled out the Indian School-Prison kidnapping system on you. Just like we all warned in 1950, 1960, 1970, and even to today. We won’t get an apology for being right. They won’t even admit it now that it’s decades past-tense. Oh, PS, Baltimore had ZERO competency at graduation for their students. Most Blue areas are not far behind, and the Red ones are barely functional, ever-lower standards that America probably didn’t have in 1850. Higher taxes than ever to support their failure. And nobody even thinking about changing anything. We’re the bestest evah! Modern man is just soooo much smarter, cooler, more progressive than his backward grandpa, who could read and write, doncha know.

    40 years later: Same thing! Didn’t learn an iota. Still dumber than a bag of hammers sending their kids to barista school at $100k, now up to THREE divorces, approving of their grandkids with three different fathers.

    “had two cars in every garage, could go wherever they wanted, had overseas vacations every year, could buy whatever they wanted”

    I understand the sentiment, but this was never true. Ever, and probably anywhere, even Boston and NYC. My whole life, and even now, overseas vacations are very, very rare, and no one can buy whatever they wanted. It was available, but normal Americans even have to live with, save up, and budget to get a new COUCH. They also worked really, really hard while Europe takes a month off every year. This sort of biases the baseline he’s building here and there’s no need for it.

    And they are rationing right now. Store shelves are empty in places nationwide. Cars cannot be bought. Etc. You were locked down at home to make CIA operative Bezos rich. I thought that was the whole point.

    Yes Pelosi is declaring a victory and went home. Their (non) sanctions worked! The ones they never added because nothing happened. Although they didn’t work to change behavior any of the last 10 years they were ACTUALLY enacted, say for example under Trump. Fine, PR, cool.

    Here’s the problem though: as yesterday’s random comments suggested, THE U.S. IS COLLAPSING, and the only way to fill the infinitely compounding debt now is not even Syria or Cuba, like “The Blob” it has to absorb something the size of the EU or Russia. They were rebuffed, easily, and that compounding is still happening. The Beast must feed.

    So it doesn’t matter if there’s a war or not, the results in the West (Anglosphere) are the same. They won’t be able to pay their blackmail, their gas bill, the troops. The banks will freeze up and liquidity will stop again. It will now take $50 trillion? $100 trillion? To re-start it, ’08 friends-and-family bailout-style.

    So the LACK of a war is a problem too, and one that’s coming up in days, before the end of the month probably. So be prepared.

    #101345
    D Benton Smith
    Participant

    @boscohorowitz clarified an earlier statement , “what I meant was that one must always maintain the distinction between the two, not confuse magical with rational et vice-versa.”

    Ah, yes. I fully agree. The minute you walked in the joint I knew you were a man of distinction.

    #101346
    Red
    Participant

    If you were trying to start a run on the banks this just might do it!

    I am carefully reviewing the details of the authorization because according to the public statements by Prime Minister Justin Trudeau and Finance Minister Chrystia Freeland, they have authorized banks, financial institutions and insurance carriers to suspend the accounts of Canadian citizens based on their social media postings.

    Yes, you read that correctly. Support of “blockades and/or occupations” are specifically noted.

    #101347
    oxymoron
    Participant

    Look I know I’ve said it before, and again I am sorry to clog up space here – Dr D, you crack me up almost every time you post here. I feel like I couldn’t cope without the pedantry, sarcasm, logic and search for justice. Just so you know my friend if the Stassi come and send me to a death camp for sedition online comments – IT WAS WORTH IT.

    #101348
    Red
    Participant

    Starter list?
    Alumni of WEF and Members of government and leaders in the federal bureaucracy of Canada (CA).
    -Justin Trudeau – Prime Minister
    -Chrystia Freeland – CA Deputy Prime Minister & Minister of Finance
    -Katrina Gould – Minister of Families, Children and Social Dev., Empl and Social Dev CA
    -Francois-Philippe Champagne – Minister of Innovation, Science and Industry, Innovation, Science and Economic Dev. CA
    -Ailish Campbell – Canada’s Ambassador to the EU
    -Elissa Golberg – Asst. Deputy Minister for Strategic Policy, Global Affairs Canada (State Department equivalent)
    -Renee Maria Tremblay – Senior Counsel Supreme Court of CA
    -Jagmeet Singh – Leader, New Democratic Party – in lock step policy-wise with J. Trudeau throughout pandemic.
    Does any one have more names to add?

    #101349
    chooch
    Participant

    Pandemic fatigue & conflict are rampant.

    Mr. Fisman, seems to be befuddled by the prospect that is (has been) over.

    Cancer screening and HIV testing is popping up in the messaging. I am also seeing comments like getting Omicron and then getting vaccinated is more protective than simply having had omicron. The vaccinators are not going away.

    #101350
    oxymoron
    Participant

    Red – I would add our premier Dan Andrews for the longest and most brutal lockdown in the world (Melbourne).
    The guy smirks at suffering outside his diktat.
    And yes Dr D, parents do seem to want to eat children – on our state-run media (news?) ABC yesterday were headlines that child drowning in Aus DOUBLED under lockdowns (as did all others – suicide, depression, self harm, domestic violence, alcoholism etc…) Raul’s twitter vid at top is Melbourne based woke network 10, Mass Formation, transformin’ a nation baby.

    Anyhow, better heal fast this arm is gunna need to plant a shitload of potatoes when the bank accounts are getting frozen.
    SHiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiTTTTTT!!!! Yep run on the bank event I reckon soon

    #101351
    D Benton Smith
    Participant

    @V Arnold and @Bill7 “Who benefits.” (and other unkind jabs and innuendo)

    Cui Bono ?

    Clearly not you. Maybe if you took the time to read for understanding instead of just moving your lips to sound out the words to fill the silence in an otherwise unused space?

    There are three posters (as I count ’em) who put up pretty lengthy stuff on a fairly regular basis. Me, Bosco and Dr D .

    If you took the time to actually read and understand those posts you would learn that there is nary a syllable of any “kayfabe” (as you so pugnaciously put it) in any of it. Bosco is a bit of an artist, so you need to pay closer attention but the meat and meaning is there in truckloads for those who care to make the effort. You might learn a lot of other useful stuff, too, but the choice to do so (or not) is your prerogative. If you don’t want to invest the effort, then skip the hard bits and stick to the pictures.

    It’s unwise to throw stones at other peoples windows. They tend to toss them back . . . faster.

    #101352
    John Day
    Participant

    Trying to catch up on yesterday before driving down to the homestead to do interior construction…
    Hopeless

    Phoenixvoice: We all give and take. Some rapaciously take then give in public for recognition. That’s not you, Sister.


    @Boscohorowitz
    : (I didn’t read the Bhagavad Gita yet, either) I get it about you challenging Dr.D to be the best he can be. He’s fairly driven already.

    @ D Bemton Smith: Maybe “they” “got to” Kunstler. Do you know what Alex Jones was subjected to in the late 1990s to early 2000s? His family was hurt, not just Alex. He is in a little Overton-window portal of his own these days, but I don’t fault him for it.


    @Oroboros
    : List of names who done the COVID Lab Pandemic and nascent global Eugenicide: Thanks: https://www.trinityfarms.org/blog/the-people-killing-humanity/

    #101353
    those darned kids
    Participant

    In 2024, civilisation has been tamed by smart phones, QR codes, and apathy. Airstrip Eh? (formerly known as Canada) is a province of BlackRock, Inc., one of the three totalitarian super-states that rule the world. It is ruled by “The Dollar” under the ideology of “StocSoc” (a Newspeak shortening of “StockMarket Socialism”) and the mysterious leader Big Broker, who has an intense cult of personality. The Dollar brutally purges out anyone who does not fully conform to their regime using the Cancel Police and constant surveillance through Smart Phones (like the one in your pocket), cameras, and Alexa. Those who fall out of favour with the Dollar become “unpersons”, disappearing with all evidence of their existence destroyed.

    In Ottawa, Winston Smith is a member of the Outer Dollar, working at the Ministry of Google, where he rewrites historical records to conform to the state’s ever-changing version of history. Winston revises past editions of The YouTube, while the original documents are destroyed for violating terms of service agreements. He secretly opposes the Dollar’s rule and dreams of rebellion, despite knowing that he is already a “thought-criminal” and is likely to be caught one day.

    While in a dole (Doletariat) neighbourhood, he meets Dr. Charrington, the owner of an antiques shop and medical clinic, and buys a diary where he writes criticisms of the Dollar and Big Broker. To his dismay, when he visits a dole quarter he discovers they have no political consciousness. As he works in the Ministry of Google, he observes Julia, a young woman maintaining the video-editing machines at the ministry, whom Winston suspects of being a spy, and develops an intense hatred of her. He vaguely suspects that his superior, an Inner Dollar official O’Brien, is part of an enigmatic underground resistance movement known as the Brotherhood, formed by Big Broker’s reviled political rival Emmanuel Truckstein.

    One day, Julia secretly hands Winston a love note, and the two begin a secret affair. Julia explains that she also loathes the Dollar, but Winston observes that she is politically apathetic and uninterested in overthrowing the regime. Initially meeting in the country, they later meet in a rented room above Dr. Charrington’s clinic. During the affair, Winston remembers the disappearance of his family during the vaccine campaign three years prior and his tense relationship with his estranged wife Katharine. Weeks later, O’Brien invites Winston to his flat, where he introduces himself as a member of the Brotherhood and sends Winston a copy of The Theory and Practice of Oligarchical Collectivism by Truckstein. Meanwhile, during the nation’s Hate Week, BlackRock, Inc.’s enemy suddenly changes from VanguardGroup to StateStreetGlobalAdvisors, which goes mostly unnoticed. Winston is recalled to the Ministry to help make the necessary revisions of the records. Winston and Julia read parts of Truckstein’s book, which explains how the Dollar maintains power, the true meanings of its slogans, and the concept of perpetual war. It argues that the Dollar can be overthrown if doles rise up against it. However, Winston feels that it does not answer ‘why’ the Dollar is motivated to maintain power.

    Winston and Julia are captured when Dr. Charrington is revealed to be a Cancel Police agent, and imprisoned at the Ministry of Amazon. O’Brien arrives, also revealing himself as a Cancel Police agent. O’Brien tells Winston that he will never know whether the Brotherhood actually exists and that Emmanuel Truckstein’s book was written collaboratively by O’Brien and other Dollar members. Over several months, Winston is starved and tortured to bring his beliefs in line with the Dollar. O’Brien reveals that the Dollar “seeks power for its own sake.”

    O’Brien takes Winston to Room 101 for the final stage of re-education, which contains each prisoner’s worst fear. When confronted with a cage holding frenzied rats, Winston betrays Julia by wishing the torture upon her instead. Winston is released back into public life and continues to frequent the Chestnut Tree Café. One day, Winston encounters Julia, who was also tortured. Both reveal that they have betrayed the other and no longer have feelings for each other. Back in the café, a news alert celebrates BlackRock’s supposed massive victory over StateStreetGlobalAdvisor’s armies in Africa. Winston finally accepts that he loves Big Broker.

    #101354
    those darned kids
    Participant

    kind of ironic. mr. dicaprio is a w.e.f. “young global leader”, and celine dion is vaccine injured.

    #101355
    those darned kids
    Participant

    funny, i hadn’t seen the orwell quote until after i posted “2024”. i dreamt last night of big broker and stockmarket socialism, so i woke up and put fingers to keyboard.

    #101356
    boscohorowitz
    Participant

    If folks are going to insult me and others for whatever reason, at least do it well. Even a pointless petty bad thing is worth doing well. If you can’t show grace or genuinely concerned intelligence, maybe you could at least muster up a bit of style?

    #101357
    Dr. D
    Participant

    Ugo is a smart, well-meaning guy but he’s got a lot of problems. They’re down at the fundamental assumption level so they’re generally invisible to him. That’s a hazardous place for them to be since a base input being wrong can suddenly cause huge output-conclusion errors. Like Buy when you should Sell.

    While all the things are true: money/market lockup, general alignment of interests, concentration, scarcity, supply, demand, especially % of GDP on pure waste, either Military or Health Care’s fraud, monopoly, and graft. And we have both. QR CCP social-credit plan rationing to murder all the dissenters and the dissenter’s kids, good stuff. Calm, insightful.

    He’s a Peak Oil scarcity guy. Seneca’s curve. Problem is, that’s not true. Or not like they think. And it’s pretty obvious: “It is not that the Soviet Union ran out of anything, but the costs of natural resources simply became incompatible for the Soviet economy.”

    Why? They weren’t before. If I fish or mine, clearly I sell the salmon or borax at a profit and can keep it up until the last pound is sold. So he’s admitting there was no shortage, only a market-pricing problem. Why? Prices are psychological. They will also automatically rise, but apparently didn’t. So why? Who stopped them?

    “The core of the Empire, Russia, could return to being a functioning state only because it didn’t have to pay the enormous costs related to keeping an Empire together.”

    Why? People have empires to STEAL the periphery. They would never do that if peripheries COST you money: they MAKE you money. But here he says it reversed. Why? Empires can’t have “enormous costs” if they did, nations would go bankrupt with the first attempt at conquest, long before they reach the multi-state absorbtion of a whole “Empire.”

    “The combination of abundant resources and relatively low military expenses”

    The Congo has this. Japan does not. Yet it’s Japan that’s wealthy.

    The current problem is that the resources that made the West so rich and so powerful, mainly crude oil and other fossil fuels, are not infinite. They are being depleted, and production costs increase…”

    And here’s your main point: This is totally false. The West, America, is doing NOTHING. Mining nothing, making nothing. They print and use OTHER people’s mines and oil. We are not drilling 3, maybe even 4 coasts. There is more oil than they can stop with sci-fi technology below 30,000 feet in the Gulf. They only barely got it shut off.

    There is no pollution. America has almost never been cleaner in 40 years. Every mine is untouched here. They have all been stalled, regulated to closure, shut down. Aside from coal we have almost 100 years of resources backlogged here not counting oil. There is also “unlimited” (at least generational) oil in Iran, Russia, and probably Yemen. They’re not fully extracting Libya and Sudan. Venezuela is closed. Where is the shortage? There’s only a shortage of “money”, which is psychological.

    The breakdown is in the human COOPERATION system, not the money or materials system. As clearly there is plenty of MONEY: they’re printing trillions worldwide. It’s just being directed to all the wrong activities.

    Is that COOPERATION system part of reciprocal trust between the people, institutions, and government? And would that be greatly related to the media/propaganda system? And THAT is what’s breaking? Why CNN is a mortal wound and they say Bernie Bro Rogan is a Jan 6 Nazi? Why non-confidence in Trudeau is a breaking point?

    The (Anglo) world is going to centralized planning and violent totalitarianism to NOT HAVE TO CHANGE. Change themselves, their money-flows, the directions, the prices from their insider market rigging, and so on. That’s the only shortage: the shortage of honesty and imagination. The U.S., being closed since Nixon signed the EPA in 1971 (wot a coincidence! The same time we decided to print paper and use YOUR commodities!), might have more mines, more arable land than anywhere on earth. There is no shortage at all, whatsoever, anymore than people had food in 1928, but somehow all the fields vaporized and were teleported to Mars in 1934? That’s why people were hungry? No. FDR was just stopping market prices from fully clearing to protect his Wall St pals. And just like now, grabbing totalitarian power which was fashionable at the time. That power was the only thing capable of MAKING those prices remain wrong for a decade of crushing Depression, while his Brain Trust was dumping milk and plowing under crops to save their own PMC interests. Just like now.

    There was no shortage: all the same rails, fields, barns, mills, mines, houses existed in 1928 when everyone was “rich” as existed in 1934 when they were “poor”. And now, we the U.S. probably have more than they did then, as we also become “poor”, or at least the mass of us. And turning to the “rich”? Do they have more? Yes? And how do they keep it? Only using levers of government, yes? Bezos, Pfizer, forced lockdowns? Sachs, Morgan, forced low interest rates and no regulation for originating loans, having no paperwork, and illegal evictions? London rate fix and Silver proven multi-trillion dollar rigging for 10 or 20 years and pay a Million dollar fine, stay in business? Yeah.

    Now how do the “Rich get richer” again? As a “Natural” thing? It ain’t natural. It’s fraud you won’t prosecute, protest, and not-participate, because the people themselves are aspiring fraudsters.

    So his entire worldview of shortages and prices is in major error, even as generally his conclusions are right. But for the wrong reasons. It’s a big difference if we don’t have resources, they’re depleted, or if we’ve got all everybody needs but some rich chump is stopping and hoarding it.

    #101358
    D Benton Smith
    Participant

    @ThoseDarnedKids Regarding your “1984” (2022 Edition)

    Ya know, that post you just put up is pretty damned brilliant. You nailed it, actually.

    #101359
    boscohorowitz
    Participant

    “i dreamt last night of big broker and stockmarket socialism, so i woke up and put fingers to keyboard.”

    It’s too early for my eyes to read at length yet, but I love the idea of waking from a dream and writing therefrom.

    ***

    “I get it about you challenging Dr.D to be the best he can be. He’s fairly driven already.”

    Part of my entreaties, beratements, and exhortations to Dr. D are because he is so driven. Being driven can be a form of blinder, like those worn by driven horses hauling a wagon in a very busy city with horseless carriages running amok. I don’t try and drive him faster, Dr. Day. A major part of my message to him in the past was, ‘Slow down.” Not in terms of verbal output volume, but in terms of driving a conclusion forward (or driving forward to a conclusion? Mongo get confused).

    Dr. D LIKES to be challenged, imo, and benefits from it. I’m like that too. Dr. D has taught me much and I hope I’ve taught him a few things in return. Not that the flak which folks like V. Arnold toss out are challenges. Flung poo is not a challenge; it’s an insult, and petty, vain, cruel and, ultimately, meaningless.

    #101360
    boscohorowitz
    Participant

    “Doletariat”

    🙂

    #101361
    Germ
    Participant

    And just like that, out of nowhere ….. https://mobile.twitter.com/pfizer/status/1493238623633870850 🤣🤡🤣

    #101362
    Germ
    Participant

    Everybody is furiously backpedalling.

    https://youtu.be/L_CvfiJ3QRQ 🤡🤣🤡

    #101363
    Germ
    Participant

    Totally fucking normal.
    Time to go long body bags.

    “The Bristol University history graduate received her second Covid-19 jab in March”

    https://www.independent.co.uk/news/uk/home-news/gaia-young-death-lord-michael-young-b1914226.html

    #101364
    Germ
    Participant

    Professor Harvey Risch of Yale, renowned medical researcher, returns for another illuminating discussion with Omar, diving into what we’ve learned about the “vaccines,” about how to treat each other, about fear, and the Omicron variant, and how we need to understand on what legal basis emergencies can be asserted or not, especially those that intrude on our core rights.

    https://www.uncommonwisdom.online/post/podcast-progress-vs-fear-a-deep-dive-into-vaccines-liberties-and-the-gift-of-omicron

    #101365
    Germ
    Participant

    This is useful – a great deal of the con summarised in one, readable piece, – you might consider sharing it with others in your circle including, if you are still talking to any, those who still believe the fairy stories.

    https://www.thomasbinder.ch/post/the-prevailing-corona-nonsense-narrative

    #101366
    Germ
    Participant

    “Those who are resisting mass propaganda and media hypnosis have long realised that the Covid Pass is of no use against Virus. They know, rather, that Virus is very useful for the rolling out of the digital health passport, as stressed by Giorgio Agamben in his recent address to the Italian Senate.”

    Tyranny by Health Emergency, or the Dystopian Implosion of Contemporary Capitalism

    Still think’s is about a virus? 🤡🤡🤡

    #101367
    Germ
    Participant

    They fuck you coming, and going!

    #101368
    boscohorowitz
    Participant

    “He’s a Peak Oil scarcity guy. Seneca’s curve. Problem is, that’s not true. Or not like they think. And it’s pretty obvious: “It is not that the Soviet Union ran out of anything, but the costs of natural resources simply became incompatible for the Soviet economy.””

    But that is also how Peak Oil works. I agree with your overall assessment, btw, but wanted to point out this ironic similarity. The question of Is ‘it worth it to extract more oil from a well increasingly costly to pump’ is answered in human socioeconomics by something like ‘What’s it worth to you?’

    Peak Oil is simply a physically guaranteed point where it isn’t worth pumping that oil except maybe using a sacrificial slave labor base.

    There is no pollution. America has almost never been cleaner in 40 years.”

    This is a classic case of where Bosco challenges Dr. D. “no pollution?”

    Tar sands? Toxic agriculture? Enough plastic “recycled” ultimately into microfibers lodged in my liver? Not to mention the international collaboration to revert the oceans to pre-Cambrian status.

    And here: ““The current problem is that the resources that made the West so rich and so powerful, mainly crude oil and other fossil fuels, are not infinite. They are being depleted, and production costs increase…” And here’s your main point: This is totally false”

    Is it “totally false” to say that “resources …mainly crude oil and other fossil fuels, are not infinite”?

    Like I said earlier to Dr. Day regarding, um, us (are we an item, Dr. Disco?), “Slow down.” Next thing you know you’re throwing oil and the radiator boils over from overheated hyperbole.

    ***

    As for loss of cooperation: money. Money replaces the need to negotiate. Money, as we’ve seen, can be produced in such vast amounts that price discovery, i.e., human negotiation regarding resource sharing (including the resource of human effort) is rendered virtually invisible and almost illegal.

    Any socioeconomic system using money will progress and enrich itself thereby to its doom via something you often refer to as socialism, which as I’ve read your use of this term in this way, meant the institutionally conveyed belief that everyone inherently deserves a certain standard of living when real life demands that you only get what you can get, yea, that you can get away with.

    The expression ‘follow the money’ is, I feel, often much more apt than its most ardent users think.

    “The love of money is the root of all evil.” Jesus F. Christ

    #101369
    boscohorowitz
    Participant

    Aw, let me just get it off my chest: go fuck a dead duck, V. Arnold. You’re a tiresome, pedantic, old crank who rarely offers anything but tepid philistinish “reviews” of the daily art post interspersed with some tiresome shame/blame of everyone but yourself. Personally, I think you and Veracious Poet should get a room.

    You want to ruin a perfectly nice forum like TAE? Keep piling on the pointless petty insults. Keep making it all about your personal perspective and no one else’s. Go for it. Knock yourself out. It reminds me of this cartoon. Just replace RussiaRussiaRussia with HooligansHooligansHooligans.

    dfg

    Or, you could act like a grown up and mind your own fucking business. But I suspect that’s asking too much.

    #101370
    boscohorowitz
    Participant

    “This is useful – a great deal of the con summarised in one, readable piece, – you might consider sharing it with others in your circle including, if you are still talking to any, those who still believe the fairy stories.”

    Thanx, Germ.

    #101371
    chooch
    Participant

    And again I say unto you, It is easier for a camel to go through the eye of a needle, than for a rich man to enter into the kingdom of God.

    As I see it (me, myself and eye). To stay cash flow neutral I need 80x what billions subsist on to maintain my opulent convenient life. (Though nobody who knows me would describe me that way).

    As it stands now, the camel beats me to the gates of heaven.

    #101372
    Oroboros
    Participant
    #101373
    absolute galore
    Participant

    It sure is a tough crowd here on TAE, as the saying goes. I never click on the Denninger links—even the excerpts are so full of vitriol and anger as to be virtually unreadable for me. Our communication to the world is a direct reflection of our ego and its defenses—or at least, so I have observed for myself.

    In that vein, I was puzzled at the over the top hostility directed at Jim Kunstler yesterday. Kunstler is an astute social observer with strong opinions and a writing style that describes his take on the way things are in a sometimes florid and often funny way. I tend to agree with much of his world view, and credit him as a source that has opened my eyes in many ways over the past decade and change.

    I agree that his prognostications have proven to be off more than once—he has recently displayed an overly optimistic viewpoint when it comes to the various persons in authority being held accountable for their malfeasance—although one can still hope he will be proved right. However, the idea that “they got to him” or he sold out in some way is beyond the pale to me. Nobody in authority is concerned with what he has to say in any way that matters.
    In any case, I would never expect Kunstler to be solely responsible for any particular actions I take or beliefs I hold—that is up to me based on a whole lot more information than that of a single social commentator with a website, no matter how thoughtful or witty and engaging they might or might not be.

    This comment section does seem to go through cycles. Right now, with one or two exceptions, I am not finding much that is particularly insightful or helpful Your mileage, of course, may vary (YMMV, as the acronym goes). Perhaps we’ve reached a state of the world where there is little further of use we can actually say? I don’t know.

    But I do know fear, in any and all of its many manifestations—hostility, judgement, defensiveness, sarcasm, ridicule, etc.—is not what I am seeking at the moment, and I’m actively working to release as much of my own as I can by staying as present as I can through each day that comes my way. I wish health and peace for everyone here.

    #101374
    those darned kids
    Participant

    https://www.fiercepharma.com/special-report/eliquis-top-15-blockbuster-patent-expirations-coming-decade

    In August of that year, the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office granted Eliquis a key composition of matter patent, extending it from February 2023 to November 2026. The anticoagulant drug has another formulation patent that doesn’t expire until 2031.

    For Pfizer, Eliquis raked in $4.9 billion in 2020, an 18% bump compared with the prior year. In all, analysts have predicted that Pfizer will lose up to $20 billion in sales due to patent expirations starting in 2026.

    For now, it’s unclear when Eliquis generics might start to trickle in. For its part, BMS has said it expects generic entry after 2026 but before 2031. Analysts see reason to believe generics wouldn’t come into play until 2027 because of the possibility of a pediatric extension under FDA rules, which would add six months of market exclusivity.

    #101375
    those darned kids
    Participant
    #101376
    those darned kids
    Participant
    #101377
    those darned kids
    Participant

    weapons will soon be “found” in downtown ottawa..

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