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 March 19, 2022  Posted by at 9:37 am Finance Tagged with: , , , , , , , , , , , , , ,

Salvador Dali Eggs on the plate (without the plate) 1932


Shadows Within Shadows (Jim Kunstler)
The Dominance Of The US Dollar Is Fading Right Before Our Eyes (QTR)
All That Glitters Is Not Necessarily Russian Gold (Escobar)
Dollar Dominance Is Going To Be With Us For Decades To Come (Fickling)
Ukraine Adopts WEF Proposals (Armstrong)
NATO Calls up 100s of 1000s of Troops Ready to Begin WWIII (Armstrong)
The Times Finally Admits: Hunter’s Laptop Is Real (NYP op-ed)
How Dem Officials, The Media And Big Tech Buried The Hunter Biden Story (NYP)
Food Supply Chains “Falling Apart” In Ukraine (ZH)
Russia Blocks Ships Carrying Grain Exports (DW)
“Died Suddenly” Solved (Chesnut)
UK will HIDE Vaccinated Cases and Deaths (Chudov)
Two UK Residents Died of Blood-Clotting Disorders Linked to AstraZeneca (CHD)
CDC Removes 24% of Child COVID-19 Deaths, Thousands of Others (ET)
Fauci Says He’s Considering Stepping Down (ET)



Fresco in Prague, dedicated to the children of Ukraine



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“How do we propose to get these things into Ukraine? Fly the stuff in on USAF C-17 Globemaster transport planes? To what airfield, exactly?”

Shadows Within Shadows (Jim Kunstler)

The regime behind “Joe Biden” appears to relish the prospect of dragging out this crisis as long as possible, despite the fact that we have about zero national interest in the fate of Ukraine, except perhaps for our fears about the dark secrets that reside there…. Amid an all-out campaign of contrived World War Three hysteria, our country aims to send about $14-billion in aid to Ukraine post-haste, including more javelin anti-tank missiles and weapons described as “kamikaze drones,” posing some thorny questions for curious observers. How do we propose to get these things into Ukraine? Fly the stuff in on USAF C-17 Globemaster transport planes? To what airfield, exactly? And with what assurance that they can make delivery without encountering, shall we say, induced mechanical failure before landing?

Drive the weapons across the border from Poland, Slovakia, Hungary, Romania, or Moldova? Do you not suppose that Russia has satellite surveillance of the limited number of road crossings along that frontier, and will be watching for truck convoys. More likely, that dollar number and the weaponry talk are fantasies intended to propitiate the roughly thirty percent of Americans whom, pollsters report, are avid for an apocalyptic nuclear showdown with Russia. Thirty percent, by the way, is the estimate by psychologists of any given population susceptible to mass formation psychosis — the transfiguration of anxiety-and-anomie-driven persons from something like harmless grasshoppers into ravaging human locusts.

That group derangement phenomenon has been managed artfully by America’s Deep State in recent years starting with the Russia Collusion hoax against the alleged monsterdom of Mr. Trump, then shifted to the frenzy around Covid-19 virus, with all its sickening rituals of obedience and submission, and now segued seamlessly to the melodrama of Vladimir Putin cast as King Kong manhandling Fay Wray as personified by Ukraine. Readers assure me that Russia is “getting its ass kicked” in that sore-beset, yawning expanse of wheat and mud that has been, one way or another, a domain of Russia longer than the USA has been nation — except the past thirty-odd years when it has been a playground for homegrown oligarch-looters, US State Department and CIA gamesters, and grift-seeking rogues such as Mr. Hunter R. Biden and the relatives of John Kerry and Nancy Pelosi.

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Three articles on the USD. I still tend to side with No. 3, I don’t see what could replace the dollar. Certainly not the yuan, not as long as Xi demands full control of it.. There’s gold, and bitcoin, and SDR, and then maybe a fiat basket of currencies. Whatever comes, it will take a long time.

The Dominance Of The US Dollar Is Fading Right Before Our Eyes (QTR)

Saudi Arabia, which is a nation of major consequence economically due to its significant oil and gas reserves, has reportedly embraced the idea of accepting Yuan instead of dollars for Chinese oil sales. Not unlike Russia and China’s plans to de-dollarize, that date back nearly a decade, the Saudis have been considering this idea for six years already. And not unlike Russia and China’s new economic tie-up, the catalyst for speeding up the process has been U.S. foreign policy: Saudi Arabia is in active talks with Beijing to price some of its oil sales to China in yuan, people familiar with the matter said, a move that would dent the U.S. dollar’s dominance of the global petroleum market and mark another shift by the world’s top crude exporter toward Asia.

The talks with China over yuan-priced oil contracts have been off and on for six years but have accelerated this year as the Saudis have grown increasingly unhappy with decades-old U.S. security commitments to defend the kingdom, the people said. The consideration by Saudi Arabia is consequential. It shows that other nations, when forced to choose sides between the U.S. and its foes, don’t feel obligated to commit to the U.S. dollar, further undermining the world’s perception about the dollar’s strength. Not unlike Russia, Saudi Arabia is a country that, regardless of how much its currency may “devalue” versus a fiat basket of currencies, is still backed by finite resources. This gives the country and its currency intrinsic strength. Russia seems to understand this. In fact, just this morning, Russian Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov, likely alluding to this fact, said that economic sanctions against Russia make the country “stronger”.

Saudi Arabia is now another serious name on the list of contenders who have the currency bite to back up the economic rhetoric bark of challenging the dollar. As The Wall Street Journal notes, the Saudis have “traded oil exclusively in dollars since 1974, in a deal with the Nixon administration that included security guarantees for the kingdom.” The U.S. dollar’s ties to oil have been crucial in helping prop up the currency’s demand globally. These ties have also helped drum up the psychological buy-in necessary for the world to collectively accept that “the next guy” is going to want their U.S. dollars. But given the alliance between Russia and China – and the newfound alliance between Saudi Arabia and China – it looks as though that confidence game might be coming to an end right before our very eyes.

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Love Pepe, but this does’t sound credible.

All That Glitters Is Not Necessarily Russian Gold (Escobar)

The Eurasia Economic Union (EAEU) and China are starting to design a new monetary and financial system bypassing the U.S. dollar, supervised by Sergei Glazyev and intended to compete with the Bretton Woods system. Saudi Arabia – perpetrator of bombing, famine and genocide in Yemen, weaponized by U.S., UK and EU – is advancing the coming of the petroyuan. India – third largest importer of oil in the world – is about to sign a mega-contract to buy oil from Russia with a huge discount and using a ruble-rupee mechanism. Riyadh’s oil exports amount to roughly $170 billion a year. China buys 17% of it, compared to 21% for Japan, 15% for the U.S., 12% for India and roughly 10% for the EU. The U.S. and its vassals – Japan, South Korea, EU – will remain within the petrodollar sphere. India, just like China, may not.

Sanction blowback is on the offense. Even a market/casino capitalism darling such as uber-nerd Credit Suisse strategist Zoltan Poznar, formerly with the NY Fed, IMF and Treasury Dept., has been forced to admit, in an analytical note: “If you think that the West can develop sanctions that will maximize the pain for Russia by minimizing the risks of financial stability and price stability for the West, then you can also trust unicorns.” Unicorns are a trademark of the massive NATOstan psyops apparatus, lavishly illustrated by the staged, completely fake “summit” in Kiev between Comedian Ze and the Prime Ministers of Poland, Slovenia and the Czech Republic, thoroughly debunked by John Helmer and Polish sources.

Poznar, a realist, hinted in fact at the ritual burial of the financial chapter of the “rules-based international order” in place since the early Cold War years: “After the end of this war ‘money’ “will never be the same”. Especially when the Hegemon demonstrates its “rules” by encroaching on other people’s money. And that configures the central tenet of 21st century martial geopolitics as monetary/ideological. The world, especially the Global South, will have to decide whether “money” is represented by the virtual, turbo-charged casino privileged by the Americans or by real, tangible assets such as energy sources. A bipolar financial world – U.S. dollar vs. yuan – is at hand.

There’s no surefire evidence – yet. But the Kremlin may have certainly gamed that by using Russia’s foreign reserves as bait, likely to be frozen by sanctions, the end result could be the smashing of the petrodollar. After all the overwhelming majority of the Global South by now has fully understood that the backed-by-nothing U.S. dollar as “money” – according to Poznar – is absolutely untrustworthy. If that’s the case, talk about a Putin ippon from hell.

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“..would take decades to come to fruition. And that only gets you to the point where the yuan is as important as, say, the euro or the yen.”

Dollar Dominance Is Going To Be With Us For Decades To Come (Fickling)

I regularly scoff about the wild claims about the yuan replacing the dollar as a global currency. But every time I look at the data I’m still *amazed* at just how irrelevant the yuan is: Banks *in China itself* still use the greenback for more than two-thirds of their cross-border claims. Just 14% are denominated in yuan.

As is often pointed out, the Swiss Franc and Canadian and Australian dollars are used in more FX transactions than the Chinese yuan. It’s likely the yuan is more used down than in this 2019 data, but also consider that much of those flows will be with the Hong Kong dollar.

Which however you look at it is not exactly a global monetary transaction. The key thing that I think people fail to understand about the dollar’s global importance is that it’s founded not so much on the U.S. dollar regulated by the U.S. Federal Reserve, but the eurodollar, an instrument that few people know about and fewer understand. Are eurodollars money? Well, kinda. They owe their value to the fact that they’re freely convertible with U.S. dollars, on the balance sheets of banks in the U.S. But they are created on the balance sheets of banks outside the U.S. and not subject to Federal Reserve regulation. Eurodollars were the crypto of their day — a way to create money out of sight of government regulation. Their origin was in the dollar deposits of Communist countries after World War II, which the kept in Europe so that the Fed wouldn’t be able to freeze their assets.

It’s absolutely true that the Fed’s post-2008 swap lines, and the growing use of the dollar to extend the reach of Washington’s secondary sanctions, and the action against the central bank of Russia last month, start eroding the eurodollar’s autonomy. But compare it to assets in a country like China with a closed capital account and sweeping asset forfeiture rules like China’s so-called anti-sanctions law last year, and money based on the eurodollar is still the closest thing the world has to unregulated global finance.

If China opens up its capital account, starts running up huge budget deficits to provide more of a supply of safe assets, and establishes a solid reputation for rule of law, it might start to chip away at the edges of this edifice. But any one of those conditions on its own would be an epic, extraordinary policy change, and would take decades to come to fruition. And that only gets you to the point where the yuan is as important as, say, the euro or the yen.

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WEF AND crypto?!

Ukraine Adopts WEF Proposals (Armstrong)

Zelensky has just signed into law the first steps of Schwab’s Great Reset. He announced he is introducing a Social Credit Application combining Universal Basic Income (UBI), a Digital Identity & a Vaccine Passport all within their Diia app. He also says that because so much money is coming into Ukraine as he has become an international celebrity, he has legalized cryptocurrencies in Ukraine. He will allow foreign and Ukrainian cryptocurrencies exchanges to operate legally, according to the country’s Ministry of Digital Transformation. So far, he has taken in over $63 million in cryptocurrency donations.

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100,000 US troops sent to Europe to NOT start a war.

NATO Calls up 100s of 1000s of Troops Ready to Begin WWIII (Armstrong)

The pressure to start World War III is on. NATO now expects that there will be a major war with Russia and the confrontation may come even in a few weeks. The NATO Secretary-General announced an increased war alert for hundreds of thousands of soldiers. Stoltenberg issued a joint statement with US Secretary of Defense Lloyd Austin, stating that hundreds of thousands of NATO troops were placed on high alert along with 100,000 US troops. The problem with war is that BOTH sides lie and twist the facts to support their own agenda. They paint their adversary as evil to stir up the troops to go fight and risk their lives typically for fake stories and agendas.

The Press is deliberately trying to create World War III and is engaged in using photos of children hurt and others from events unrelated to Ukraine. This is all to beat the war drums to create World War III without any honest understanding of what that will mean. Despite the hatred and demonization of Putin, he has been trying to take the high road. Zelensky has been following his orders and refusing to compromise on anything. As a WEF Young Global Leader, he is showing the same authoritarian approach as Trudeau in Canada as well as Australia and New Zealand who are all on board with this Great Reset. We may see this crisis turn into a confrontation as soon as the week of April 18th going into the first week of May based upon our computer models.

But the real crisis may come in August and turn global in 2023. I am glad I spent a fair portion of my life in Europe to see all the historical monuments before these people feel the need to destroy the world over two provinces in Ukraine. I fear this time, the monuments will not survive. Pray for civilization for we have madmen leading the West into World War III all so they can Build Back Better as they did following World War II with Bretton Woods II, but this time we are facing a completely different war with biological and nuclear weapons.

Unfortunately, the press will NEVER tell us the truth or explain just why people are expected to lose their lives for some noble cause that is always some propaganda to support a political agenda. This time, the bombs will be wiping out American cities unlike World War I and II not to mention Korea, Vietnam, Iraq, Afghanistan, or other clandestine operations. You may not be watching it on TV but out your own window. Well, we get what we deserve. America voted for Biden, Britain for Johnson, Canada for Trudeau, and Ukraine for Zelensky. There is no peacemaker and certainly no statesman among the crop of world leaders today. To even question what is going on they cancel you now as a Putin supporter to once more not have to explain the truth. There is NEVER truth to be found in the propaganda of war for either side.

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Censoring the laptop story was for domestic consumption. But Russia, China, India watch this unfold and see a corrupt rogue state that cannot be trusted.

The Times Finally Admits: Hunter’s Laptop Is Real (NYP op-ed)

Now we’re 16 months away from the 2020 election, Joe Biden’s safely in the White House, and the Times finally decides to report on the news rather than carry the Biden campaign’s water. And they find that hey, Hunter Biden’s business interests benefited from Joe Biden’s political status to a suspicious degree. Perhaps this is a topic worthy of examination. How did the Times “authenticate” the laptop? It doesn’t say. Unlike The Post’s reporting, which detailed exactly how we got the files and where they came from, the Times does a hand wave to anonymous sources. No facts have changed since fall 2020. They knew the laptop was real from the start. They just didn’t want to say so.

There’s never any shame with these 180s. Sorry that we wrote a “fact check” that turned out to be bull! Sorry we wrote a piece claiming something wasn’t a story and you were stupid for thinking so! Twitter banned us for supposedly publishing “hacked materials” that weren’t hacked. The company’s CEO apologized, but by that point, they had accomplished what they wanted. Like the Times, they cast enough doubt to avoid making their preferred candidate look bad. Readers of the Times have discovered in March 2022 that Hunter Biden pursued business deals in Europe and Asia, and may have leveraged his father’s position as vice president to do it. Hunter also may not have properly registered with the government or declared all his income. All legitimate topics of discussion about a presidential candidate’s family, no?

Readers of The Post have known this since October 2020. We also have a much better sports section. We’ve authenticated it.

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Special counsel. It’s the only approach.

How Dem Officials, The Media And Big Tech Buried The Hunter Biden Story (NYP)

Everlasting, undying, soul-rending shame be upon you, Facebook and Twitter and Politico and all the others who covered up, denied and suppressed this newspaper’s true and accurate reporting about Hunter Biden’s laptop in 2020. You should be hurling yourselves at the feet of the American people, begging forgiveness. You should be renting billboards saying, “WE LIED.” But most importantly, you should be hauled before Congress to answer humiliating questions. These and other information purveyors owe us — not just this paper, but this country — restitution for what now looks like the most egregious and willful fake-news scam of our time. This paper’s scoops on Hunter Biden’s laptop in 2020 were labeled “Russian misinformation” (Politico), a “hoax” (Steven Brill of “fact-check” site NewsGuard), discredited by “many, many red flags” (NPR) and a “hack and leak” operation that had to be throttled (Facebook’s Mark Zuckerberg).

It was infamously snuffed out on Twitter, as was The Post’s Twitter account, because of a policy about hacked materials that only seemed to apply to this one case. Twitter didn’t bar the New York Times’s stories about Donald Trump’s tax returns, which could have come from hacked materials for all we know, and almost certainly were the product of a criminal act (leaking tax returns is against the law), but the Times never even told us how it got the returns, so we don’t know. The Post acted with transparency in explaining to readers how it got the Laptop from Hell. Moreover, nobody on Team Biden denied The Post’s report, because they knew or suspected it was true. Every news outlet in the country should have fronted the story at that point: “Biden team refuses to deny Hunter Biden laptop story.” A few months later, Hunter himself said the laptop “certainly” could be his, and the media shrugged instead of apologizing.

Even in the presidential debate where the matter came up, Joe Biden’s comments were not a denial but simply a deflection, and everybody who reported that he denied the laptop story was guilty of propagating fake news all over again. What he actually said was, “There are 50 former national intelligence folks who said that what he’s accusing me of is a Russian plant. Five former heads of the CIA, both parties, say what he’s saying is a bunch of garbage. Nobody believes it except his good friend Rudy Giuliani.” Joe (who later said “Yes, yes, yes” when a reporter asked him if he “believed” the laptop was Russian disinfo — the question allowed him all the wiggle room in the world) pointedly wasn’t denying the laptop belonged to Hunter, and wasn’t denying the material on it was genuine.

He was simply referring to the now-infamous Politico whitewash of October 19, 2020, which was fake news about fake news: The headline “Hunter Biden Story is Russian Disinfo, Dozens of Former Intelligence Officials Say” didn’t even accurately relate what was in the story. Those officials simply said they were “suspicious” about Russian involvement, admitted they had no evidence for this and pointed out (this was buried in the 10th paragraph of Politico’s story), “We want to emphasize that we do not know if the emails … are genuine or not.” In other words, the notorious liar James Clapper et al. (as far as I can tell, every signatory who made his opinion known about the election was a Biden supporter) were simply peeing in the dark. Their rank speculation was unworthy of being published.

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Watch Africa.

Food Supply Chains “Falling Apart” In Ukraine (ZH)

On Friday, Jakob Kern, an emergency coordinator at the United Nations (UN) World Food Programme (WFP), warned Ukraine’s food supply chains were collapsing as Russia bombed key infrastructures such as roads, bridges, and trains. “The country’s food supply chain is falling apart. Movements of goods have slowed down due to insecurity and the reluctance of drivers,” Kern told a Geneva during a video conference from Krakow, Poland. “Inside Ukraine our job is in effect, to replace the broken commercial food supply chains,” he added, describing the rebuilding task as a “mammoth” one. Ukraine’s top agricultural export products are corn and wheat. Before the invasion, Ukraine was the second-largest supplier of grains for the European Union and one of the largest suppliers for emerging markets in Asia and Africa.

Breaking down the numbers, Ukraine produced 49.6% of global sunflower oil, 10% of global wheat, 12.6% of global barley, and 15.3% of global maize. Estimates via Black Sea research firm SovEcon show Ukraine’s 2022 corn harvest could plunge as much as 35% from 41.9 million tons last year to 27.7 million tons this year because of all the disruptions. Farmers are already reporting diesel and fertilizer shortages. Wheat harvests are also expected to decline. Some have even pointed total crop output in the country could be halved. “With global food prices at an all-time high, WFP is also concerned about the impact of the Ukraine crisis on food security globally, especially hunger hot spots,” he said, warning of “collateral hunger” in other places like Egypt, Indonesia, Bangladesh, Pakistan, and Turkey that rely heavily on Ukraine imports.

All of this has fueled the UN’s Food and Agriculture Organization to warn global food prices could rise another 8-20% from current levels due to the deteriorating situation in Ukraine. The UN Special Rapporteur on the right to food, Michael Fakhri, also warned today, Russia’s invasion of Ukraine may cause a global surge in malnutrition and famine. “For the last three years, global rates of hunger and famine have been on the rise. With the Russian invasion, we are now facing the risk of imminent famine and starvation in more places around the world,” Fakhri said in a statement.

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“Russia blames the stoppage on the high risk of mines, which it said had been laid by the Ukrainian Navy.”

Russia Blocks Ships Carrying Grain Exports (DW)

Wheat exports from Ukraine and Russia, which make up a vital part of the world’s food supply are still being blocked by Russia from leaving the Black Sea, Germany’s largest agricultural trader BayWa said this week. “Zero [grain] is currently being exported from the ports of Ukraine — nothing is leaving the country at all,” Jörg-Simon Immerz, head of the grain trading at BayWa, told dpa news agency. He added that the export activity on the Russian side is “very limited.” Immerz’s assessment was backed up by the Panamanian Maritime Authority, who said on Wednesday that the Russian Navy was preventing 200-300 ships from leaving the Black Sea — most of them were carrying grain. Other reports suggest around 100 vessels are blocked.

Noriel Arauz, the administrator for the authority, said three Panamanian-flagged ships have come under Russian fire since the invasion of Ukraine started. One of the ships sank and two others were damaged, while no one was injured. British newspaper The Guardian reported that several other ships have been struck since the invasion began on February 24, including from Bangladesh and Estonia, which killed one person. Russia blames the stoppage on the high risk of mines, which it said had been laid by the Ukrainian Navy. Questions have been raised about how much grain Ukraine will be able to produce this year due to the conflict. At the same time, Russia has vowed to retaliate against Western sanctions that have crippled its economy.

Curbs on wheat and fertilizer exports are presumed to be high on Moscow’s list, which could have further consequences for the world’s food supply and food price inflation. Russia produces close to 80 million metric tons of wheat a year and exports close to 30 million tons, while Ukraine exports about 20 to 25 million tons a year. BayWa, meanwhile, believes there is no reason to fear a wheat shortage as much more wheat is harvested in the EU than is consumed. “The EU exports about 30 million metric tons of wheat annually, and Germany is also an exporter in normal years,” Immerz said. But that is not true for all types of grain. “We rely on imports for corn,” he added.

[..] Meanwhile, a new report by the United Nations Conference on Trade and Development (UNCTAD) has warned about the impact of the war on the food situation in Africa. Between 2018 and 2020, Russia accounted for nearly a third of wheat imports to the continent, while around 12% come from Ukraine. The UNCTAD report said up to 25 African countries, especially the least developed economies, relied on wheat imports from Russia and Ukraine.

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Thread. SUDEP- Sudden Unexpected Death in Epilepsy.

“Died Suddenly” Solved (Chesnut)


The olfactory (sense of smell) system happens to be a DIRECT ROUTE TO THE BRAINSTEM. Indeed, when we look at autopsies, the Spike Protein is a very frequent “guest” in the Brainstem. Pathological immune responses or SARS-CoV-2 invasion of the brainstem is suspected. An autopsy study has isolated 32 brain sections from 16 victims of COVID-19 and found concentrated SARS-CoV-2 RNA (>5 copies/mm3) in three sections from the olfactory nerves and the brainstem’s MEDULLA. More convincingly, in another autopsy study of deceased COVID-19 patients, SARS-CoV-2 RNA and proteins (nucleocapsid or SPIKE) were detected in 50% and 40% of brainstem samples, respectively.

Similarly, another autopsy study has found SARS-CoV-2 RNA and SPIKE PROTEINS in the olfactory mucosal-neuronal junction and brainstem’s MEDULLA in 67% and 19% of samples, respectively. In sum, these autopsy studies have provided evidence for SARS-CoV-2 tropism FROM THE OLFACTORY SYSTEM INTO THE BRAINSTEM. OK. We know the Spike Protein invades the Medulla of the Brainstem. So, what does this mean? Well, those who suffer from Epilepsy are prone to sudden death. In fact, it is because of PATHOLOGIC CORRELATIONS IN THE MEDULLA that they suffer what is known as SUDEP- Sudden Unexpected Death in Epilepsy.

Sudden unexpected death in epilepsy (SUDEP) likely arises as a result of AUTONOMIC DYSFUNCTION around the time of a seizure. In vivo MRI studies report volume reduction in the MEDULLA and other brainstem autonomic regions. Rostro-caudal alterations of medullary volume in SUDEP localize with regions containing respiratory regulatory nuclei. They may represent seizure-related alterations, relevant to the pathophysiology of SUDEP. Now, this heretofore rare event is now becoming all too common. The “One-Two Punch” of aberrant spike protein brainstem signaling (remodeling) combined with spike protein cardiac remodeling has virtually recreated the EXACT ENVIRONMENT OF SUDEP!

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“..cases in week 7-10 among the unvaccinated barely increased by 1%, from 59,904 cases to 60,372. For the boosted, cases increased by 14%..”

UK will HIDE Vaccinated Cases and Deaths (Chudov)

The infamous UKHSA Vaccine Surveillance Report started as a great tool by the vaccinators to showcase incredible successes of Covid Vaxx. But, as time went on, success was no longer in the cards, and the reports displayed grimmer and grimmer failure of vaccines in the UK. As I said many times, the bad news from the UK in no way should be interpreted as the UK being somehow a bad country. To the contrary, the UK had an amazing statistical agency that (up until now) honestly reported the goings in the vaxxed world. Finally, it seems, just as Scotland did, the UK will discontinue case reports by vaccination status. They gave the lamest excuse of “ending free Covid testing” that somehow makes them unable to add up vaccinated vs unvaccinated cases? Come on.

The so called “free Covid testing” is likely ending for similarly sinister reasons, specifically because they want to downplay cases as they keep increasing in the UK. Well, these UKHSA reports were good while it lasted. The truthful cases by vaccination status reports, showing the ignominous ending of the UK vaccination campaign, will be available no more starting April. [..] Before I describe what is it that they are trying to hide, let me mention my methodology: I keep a spreadsheet that I update week by week, with counts of vaccinated vs boosted case rates and death rates. I do NOT include under-18s in my data because they are (were) overtested in schools, do not actually die of Covid, thankfully, and really are not the same population as adults.

What they are trying to hide is that the pandemic among the unvaccinated is essentially over, whereas it is just getting started among the boosted. Look at the numbers: Compared to week 6-9, cases in week 7-10 among the unvaccinated barely increased by 1%, from 59,904 cases to 60,372. For the boosted, cases increased by 14%, from 543,809 to 617,982! For the vulnerable 60-69 year old category, the boosted 60-69 year olds get sick 4.25 TIMES as much as unvaccinated 60-69 year olds. Take a minute to let that sink in. Far from being protective, boosters make 60-69 year olds four times more vulnerable to infections!

Deaths similarly show a sad picture. 90% of Covid deaths in the UK, in weeks 7-10, were among the vaccinated!

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The “potentially fatal blood-clotting issue” was not known, because it was never tested.

Two UK Residents Died of Blood-Clotting Disorders Linked to AstraZeneca (CHD)

UK coroners in two separate cases this week concluded individuals who received AstraZeneca’s COVID-19 vaccine died from blood-clotting disorders caused by the vaccine. Kim Lockwood, a 34-year-old mother from South Yorkshire, died in March 2021 of a catastrophic brain bleed nine days after getting the AstraZeneca shot. Lockwood complained of an excruciating headache eight days after getting the vaccine. Her condition quickly deteriorated and she was pronounced dead 17 hours after being admitted to the hospital. South Yorkshire Coroner Nicola Mundy, calling Lockwood “extremely unlucky,” recorded the cause of death as vaccine-induced thrombotic thrombocytopenia (VITT).

Separately, a Sheffield County inquest on Monday concluded Tom Dudley, a 31-year old father of two who received the Astra-Zeneca vaccine on April 27, 2021, died of a vaccine-induced brain hemorrhage on May 14, 2021. The UK’s National Health Service on May 7, 2021, changed the guidance for the AstraZeneca vaccine, suggesting healthy individuals under 40 should avoid it due to possible blood-clotting complications. Assistant coroner Tanyka Rawden said that at the time of Dudley’s death the potentially fatal blood-clotting issue “was not a known and recognized complication of this vaccine. It seems to me that the guidelines have been changed,” she said. “They were changed very, very quickly after Tom had his vaccination.”

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After big decisions had been based on precisely those numbers.

CDC Removes 24% of Child COVID-19 Deaths, Thousands of Others (ET)

The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) has removed tens of thousands of deaths linked to COVID-19, including nearly a quarter of deaths it had listed in those under 18 years old. The health agency quietly made the change on its data tracker website on March 15. “Data on deaths were adjusted after resolving a coding logic error. This resulted in decreased death counts across all demographic categories,” the CDC says on the site. The CDC relies on states and other jurisdictions to report COVID-19 deaths and acknowledges on its website that the data is not complete. But the statistics are often cited by doctors and others when pushing for COVID-19 vaccination, including figures who believe virtually all children should be vaccinated.

Dr. Rochelle Walensky, the CDC’s director, cited the tracker’s death total in November 2021 while pushing for an expert panel to advise her agency to recommend vaccination for all children 5- to 11-years-old. Before the change, the CDC listed 1,755 children as dying from COVID-19 along with approximately 851,000 others, according to Kelley Krohnert, a Georgia resident who has been tracking the updates. The update saw the CDC cut 416 deaths among children and over 71,000 elsewhere, arriving at a total of just under 780,000. The CDC previously adjusted its death count in August 2021 “after the identification of a data discrepancy.”

“The update is an improvement, but it’s at least the third correction to this data, and still does not solve the issue. It just highlights that people have been using a flawed source of data when discussing kids and COVID,” Krohnert told The Epoch Times in an email. Some journalists and doctors have been citing the tracker data while others use a tally that is managed by the CDC’s National Center for Health Statistics (NCHS) has been described by the agency as more reliable. The NCHS tally, which is compiled from death certificates, currently lists 921 deaths involving COVID-19 among children and some 966,000 deaths involving COVID-19 among other age groups.

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“I have said that I would stay in what I’m doing until we get out of the pandemic phase, and I think we might be there already..”

2 days after he warns of another wave….

Fauci Says He’s Considering Stepping Down (ET)

Dr. Anthony Fauci said in a new interview that he is considering stepping away from the position he’d held since 1984. Fauci, the longtime director of the National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases (NIAID), was asked during a podcast released March 18 whether he was mulling retirement or transitioning to a less-demanding job. “I certainly am because I’ve got to do it sometime,” Fauci, 81, said. “I can’t stay at this job forever, unless my staff is going to find me slumped over my desk one day. I’d rather not do that,” he added. Fauci was appointed to his position in 1984 during the Reagan administration. Fauci’s comments came after Sen. Rand Paul (R-Ky.) failed in his effort to get support for a measure that would eliminate the NIAID and create three new institutes in its stead.

Paul, who has clashed with Fauci during multiple congressional hearings, said Fauci has become has become a “dictator-in-chief.” “No one person should have unilateral authority to make decisions for millions of Americans,” Paul, a doctor, said. Fauci and his agency had not responded to requests for comment on the measure. Paul and other Fauci critics have taken issue with how the doctor misled the public on his agency’s funding for the Chinese lab located near the first cases of COVID-19 were recorded, his support for harsh measures during the pandemic, and his admission that he lied about the effectiveness of masks because of worries there wouldn’t be enough for health care workers.

Fauci, who has also been preparing for investigations Republicans have pledged into the COVID-19 response, has called Paul a partisan whose accusations aren’t rooted in facts. Without mentioning Paul, the podcast host asked Fauci in the new interview whether he would leave his post soon, noting that besides Dr. Francis Collins, who exited from his position as director of the National Institutes of Health in late 2021, Jeffrey Zients was stepping down as the White House COVID-19 response coordinator. “I have said that I would stay in what I’m doing until we get out of the pandemic phase, and I think we might be there already,” Fauci said. “If we can stay in this, then we’re at a point where I feel that we’ve done well by this. But I don’t have any plans right now to go anywhere, but you never know.”

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    Salvador Dali Eggs on the plate (without the plate) 1932   • Shadows Within Shadows (Jim Kunstler) • The Dominance Of The US Dollar Is Fading Rig
    [See the full post at: Debt Rattle March 19 2022]

    a kullervo

    The body is nourished so it can become nourishment;
    The spirit can’t resist the urge to keep on feeding and excreting.

    Body & Spirit (The Oroboro*): not really friends nor exactly foes;
    Body & Spirit: (more like) strange bedfellows, parasitic symbionts, partners in crime.

    Radical acceptance (no wants, no peace, no war: from hunger to anger and back, that’s all there is.)

    * The Oroboro: palindromic form of Ouroboros, better suited for the aim at hand.

    Mister Roboto

    a kullervo

    As soon as oil starts to be rationed over the international market, the biggest buyer and/or the biggest seller will impose whatever currency fits their fancy.

    Dr. D

    “Perceptions of War Crimes”[vs Covid]

    This is just a simple chart of literacy.

    “Jim Rickards discusses the ‘unintended consequences’”

    These are just “consequences” since it’s impossible not to be aware of and anticipate them. But as Sowell said, since they have no consequences personally, who cares? Can’t see it from my house. Let other people pay the costs. THis is what they’ve been doing to Flyover since at least NAFTA. One interest group prospers and offloads the political costs on another group. They’re very mad that the group they disadvantaged using political wealth transfer isn’t elated and enthusiastic about their fate. How Dare They.

    Vietnam: I guess those masks and distancing worked, right? I heard all about Asia for years and how they were proof.

    Kunstler has the same idea: we just use Stargates and Enterprise Transporters to teleport it in. Not that shipping trucks would be immediately vaporized from 500 miles away like just happened near Poland. But I just saw the old classic, works every time: They are transporting “Humanitarian Aid” and “Medical Supplies” to poor, sad Ukraine. And that very real medical aid is sitting right on top of that truckload of mostly rockets. And I pop a few kids inside! How Dare You!

    “The Dominance of the US Dollar Is Fading”

    I wonder if they reason Saudi won’t increase oil is because they can’t. That’s sensible, I heard they damaged Gawar etc pretty bad when they over-pumped to crash the USSR. And obviously this will take a long time and be messy. There are steps.

    They talk about “pricing” in Yuan. This must be some market arcana, as I could “price” my eggs in Canadian Dollars or Yuan and it would mean nothing to me or my costs. With Forex, I’m not sure how you wouldn’t “Price” then seconds later own Swiss Francs. This “Pricing” thing was more true in the past. I think it’s a bucket of behavior that means, or to stop losing % in transactions to friction, encourages purchases in US Treasury, the other leg of the business. And of course US Markets. But the “liquidity” is vital for such transactions, because you and I can sell a can of gas, but if you’re Norway and need to move a billion in a few days, you can’t do that in the currency and markets of Paraguay. So it’s not the “pricing”; that’s sloppy thinking. You can do it in Bitcoin, but that will have other scale issues right now.

    Since markets aren’t in “America” but on the “Internet”, maybe we’re multipolar and just sell each in our own, like India is doing.

    That includes the Yuan, which as they say is the size of Switzerland. I think the IDEA of currency is what’s going away, but I’m unclear as to how right now. Possibly instant cost-free conversion between all currencies? A stiff re-valuation would go a long way to unseating it. If the US$ is cut in half, do the others naturally increase?

    “• NATO Calls up 100s of 1000s of Troops”

    Okay, how do you feed those 100,000 men? And for how long? See the problem?

    “Well, we get what we deserve. America voted for Biden,”

    Actually we DIDN’T vote for Biden. Unless you believe 110% of registered Americans voted. And that’s beyond election-rigging using media lies, social media and so on as “Time” magazine gloated after the vote. “Yes, we, a small Cabal of Very Important People, got together and colluded to undermine the will of the people. Suck it.” The people said: “Okay!”

    “Ukraine produced 49.6% of global sunflower oil, 10% of global wheat, 12.6% of global barley, and 15.3% of global maize.”

    Despite what city-reporters write without asking, it’s not planting time yet. And they don’t use (much) fertilizer at planting. However, they have a second problem: I’m guessing a lot of that product leaves using the Ports Russia now controls.

    “• CDC Removes 24% of Child COVID-19 Deaths”

    “We create our own reality” but make up so much fakery it would quickly be over the horizon from reality and people would notice. So like inflation, employment numbers, we go back and “Adjust” them backward in time until they are somewhere more plausible. But never today. Today is a giant anaconda-lump of fakery saying…well whatever we feel like fabricating today, as directed by our Great Leaders. “A world of the eternal present where the Party is always right.” Today we are pretending child deaths fell when last month we were inflating and pretending they were rising. Whatever. If you don’t discredit and remove liars, this is inevitable as rain. They love liars more than life, so here we are.

    I do ask why though, as they’re still on selling the totally unnecessary, deadly vaccine to children to kill them the mostest. Probably for sterility and to Go Green. And you thought the Green-colored Horse of Armageddon was overreacting and didn’t kill people like war or famine. It does if the true believers try hard enough, in their religion of universal death. So what’s up with the change? All children haven’t been injured yet; don’t tell me you’re giving up already.

    From the Twitter above, they’re after all the remaining comedians, starting with Russell Brand. He says things like “war is bad” and “Politicians may be profiting by it; is that a conflict of interest?” We’ll see how long before they memory-hole him and de-bank his 5 million followers.


    Dr. D, send me mail at Contact • at • TheAutomaticEarth • com… please. The one I have no longer works.



    I thought I had mis clicked when the first pic I saw was the fresco one. It looks exactly like the emotional appeals sent to my wife’s email to demonize those dastardly Russians.

    My point to her is simply, “ and where was this painter for the past 8 years ?”

    Yes, of course, ALL CHILDREN ( and innocent civilians) MATTER and are equal. It just seems some children are more equal than others.

    And this of course is at the core of American ( and the “ west’s” ) exceptionalism and blatant hypocrisy that drives me bonkers.

    Mr. House

    Ah so forcing employees to attend a rally is nazi

    But forcing people to take an experimental jab is democracy, now i get it.

    How could i be so daft?


    Russia is breaking windows.
    Unbelievable “build back better” rebuilding opportunities.
    There are no peacemaker.

    • NATO Calls up 100s of 1000s of Troops Ready to Begin WWIII (Armstrong)

    The pressure to start World War III is on.
    Hunter is the USA poster boy for liberty and democracy and the American Dream.

    • How Dem Officials, The Media And Big Tech Buried The Hunter Biden Story (NYP)
    More Suffering, Cold and hungry
    • Food Supply Chains “Falling Apart” In Ukraine (ZH)
    Is this how to do “tit for tat”
    Russian Navy was preventing 200-300 ships from leaving the Black Sea — most of them were carrying grain. Other reports suggest around 100 vessels are blocked.
    Spikes are just coincidence or old age

    Mr. House

    Where does forcing employees to attend Social Justice seminars fall? Is that nazi or democrazy?






    tinfoilhatted canuck

    I just loved the fresco. Without any context.

    John Day

    Dr. D. had the last word last night, worth reading.

    Archie had this, which is also worth reading, about the oil shock “we” have just moved forward in time to about-now.


    In regards to this headline

    Thread. SUDEP- Sudden Unexpected Death in Epilepsy. • “Died Suddenly” Solved (Chesnut)

    I haven’t tracked down the stats yet but while listening to an interview with Dr Christiane Northrup she stated that SUID (Sudden Unexpected Infant Death) syndrome plunged dramatically in 2020 because the schedule of childhood vaccines did not get administered due to the covid lockdowns.

    What a shock.

    It’s like the dog that didn’t bark from the Sherlock Holmes story.

    People have agonized for years over why babies have ‘crib’ death, and low and behold, the phenomenon sinks to record low levels by simply missing a series of child vaccines.

    I believe Robert Kennedy’s Children Health Defense has also suspected a connection between SUID and child vaccines.

    But in the Empire of Lies, this connection will never see the light of day, it would interfere with the profit stream of Big Pharma Mafia interests.


    I think it is 100k US troops and 40K NATO troops moved to the borders of Ukraine, and billions in arms sent. I don’t see anyone capable of statesmanship, rather idiotic mouthpieces. It seems pretty clear that they want war, not peace, and manipulate public opinion to that end.


    So as we hurdle towards nuclear war because humans don’t really deserve to survive as a species, let’s take Black Pigeon’s walking tour of Hiroshima 76 years after a nuclear bomb landed dead center in the city.
    (very short ad at the beginning)

    Interesting to see how a city recovers from a direct hit with an atomic weapon. Many, many people are gone, but the city persists.

    Hiroshima: A Walkthrough the ATOMIC CITY


    Can not resist clicking around with Walter M Chestnut. His interpretations hit home and the science he delivers in support is deep. The reality is harsh, especially for the Vaxxed/Boosted set.

    QUESTION: Regarding the impacts of the disease (everything on the “Coincidences” list above + other impacts like on-going smell/taste loss, headache, cough) – do we have any clear insights as to how those of us who had Covid (Delta for me), yet remain unVaxxed/boosted are doing? What is this group experiencing long-term?

    My guess is that no one is tracking it.

    Dr. D

    Was thinking on IVM; where what’s the beef? So it doesn’t work, so what? If so, it’s a harmless placebo. So why get up in the morning and argue against something harmless? Every day for years? And at the same time, no comment on the 6-sigma, 40% increase in non-Covid deaths under 40, starting in Sept 2021. Clearly that is NOT harmless. Amazing what is said and not said. So go on: anyone, anyone, Bueller?

    Every. Day. Addresses one and not the other. As if anyone cares. As if anyone changes their mind. And you wonder why people think you’re a paid bot.


    A few changes results in enough energy
    The price of gas would go lower if the war machines were cut off from the use of the supply of oil energy.
    Since there are many great thinker and writers here, I know that everyone can write a better detailed explanation than me.


    on: “Ukraine adopts WEF proposals” (see top post.)

    UKR is a pioneer in Digital Pass tech, its application, use, and testing. GB hopes to be the no. 1 on the innovative, productive and control end, huge Biz oppos. (See for ex. the new Safety Online Bill, GB, other story, for another day…)

    UKR is being used as a testing ground for a bunch of stuff.

    some history:

    Diia is a new level of interaction between the state and citizens: convenient, invisible, humane. It is the only brand that combines a mobile application with access to citizens’ digital documents, and a single portal of public services for the population and business. The main goal is to make 100% public services available online. As of the 1 of April 2021, almost 4.5 million Ukrainians have updated the Diia 2.0 application. There are more than 3.6 million users of the Diia portal by now — over 50 government services are available online. Mobile application Diia 2.0 allows Ukrainians to access 9 digital documents (ID card, foreign biometric passport, student card, driver’s license, vehicle registration certificate, vehicle insurance policy, tax number, birth certificate, IDP certificate) and 12 services….

    no date on that, but Diia was launched in 2020.

    Today, to obtain a stipend or bail-out due to ‘war’ in UKR one has to have a digital identity, I have heard, and believe .. but can’t find confirmation with a quick search.

    Reuters denies the payout is dependent on vaxx status, which is interesting (denying a lower-level detail to hide the higher-level..)

    Another ex.

    “Exclusive-Ukraine has started using Clearview AI’s facial recognition during war.”

    Reuters 22 March 2022. – Ukraine’s defense ministry on Saturday began using Clearview AI’s facial recognition technology, the company’s chief executive told Reuters, after the U.S. startup offered to uncover Russian assailants, combat misinformation and identify the dead.

    link > yahoo finance:

    See also, just one ex.


    Jim Rickards likes abstract art. The piece behind him fits the sanctions scenes he describes…or maybe something else? That’s the great thing about abstract – it goes wherever you take it.

    As for today’s selection – I am intrigued by the item resembling a carrot – a colored and textured leather sheath with a plant inserted inside. And the rusted metal wall that it is hanging on – revealing a map of the continents? The windows reflected in the egg yolks – looking in or looking out is anyone in there? Very curly egg whites don’t you think! That little nook room and the naked people inside who are looking out at…the yellow sky at night or morn. That yellow is making me ill. Something dead on the ledge. A silent, dangling pendulum. Who is holding the string?


    6 Years Of Being Manipulated By Manufactured Waves Of Outrage… And No End In Sight


    “…Are you starting to notice a pattern by now? For the past six years, the American people have been emotionally manipulated by what I call “manufactured waves of outrage”. Once the corporate media identifies a trigger, it will obsessively focus on it for weeks or months on end, and the narrative that develops will be echoed and magnified by millions upon millions of social media denizens. Before too long, much of the population is whipped up into an irrational emotional frenzy, and that frenzy is used to move certain agendas forward…”

    I know who I will kick out of my life boat and who I will vote ‘off the island’

    It’s ones in GREEN, too stupid to survive



    I had breakfast yesterday morning with my 89-year-old, triple-jabbed client and friend at the retirement community. During the conversation she remarked how impressed she was by how Zelensky is managing Ukraine through this war. I nearly choked. Due to our mutual respect, I was able to disagree and started citing data I’d gleaned from TAE and elsewhere to back up my statements. She was amazed. She explained that she watches CNN, listens to NPR, and takes in a little of Fox News each day (so that she understands where her conservative daughter and son-in-law are coming from,) and that she really wants to know what is going on in the world. Since I understand that she struggles to read much due to eye problems, I suggested that she watch The Jimmy Dore Show and Russell Brand, as they tend to cover the biggest issues that get brought up here, as well as Matt Taibbi’s substack, which includes narrations of his articles. I am curious about how she reacts to these.


    @Dr. D: My exact thinking on IVM–although I have never viewed it as the magic cure, I think that it is worth a try, given that it is virtually risk-free. If it turns out not to work for you, what are you out, other than the trivial expense of the medication?

    BTW, NH is moving toward making IVM available over-the-counter. This would remove most of the stigma for doctors who want to tell their patients to give it a try but are reluctant to prescribe it for fear of the professional consequences.

    John Day

    Thnks for having breakfast with your 89 year old friend, Phoenixvoice.


    // apologies, typo: 22 march above, Reuters, correct = 13 march. //

    John Day

    “Worst Enemy” post is up, opening with Dr.D’s 3/17/21 essay, and including a picture of Paul Newman wannabe shoveling mud-trap inadvertently created by driveway ditching for gas line, which replaced good gravel with bad gumbo-clay

    What is the West? As Gore says, it’s a CONSUMER. Of everything. They print debt and consume things, net producing nothing. So Russia is passively embargoing them. That’s it. And with some help from China, that’s the whole plan. And it’s worse than that, Russia isn’t even trying to embargo the West. There is no need; the West is using the war to embargo themselves.

    The West Is at War with Itself

    Diana Johnstone looks in detail at what has shaped Russia’s national perception of war, including the death of Vladimir Putin’s older brother under Nazi siege, before Vlad the lad was born.
    For Washington, War Never Ends
    “War” to a Russian, happens in Russia. “War” is real and personal.
    She closes with this.
    The American war aim is not to spare Ukraine, but to ruin Russia. That takes time.
    The danger is that the Russians won’t be able to end this war, and the Americans will do all they can to keep it going.

    DIANA JOHNSTONE: For Washington, War Never Ends

    More important perspective on how an effective Russian head of state must approach war with the west, by John Helmer.
    Putin has to be as effective as Stalin was.
    What Joseph Stalin Said To Himself When Russia’s Survival Was At Stake:
    By comparison with Lenin, though, and the rest of the original Bolsheviks including Leon Trotsky, Stalin’s originality was in his grasp of the military requirements for Russia’s defence…
    By the start of the second world war, he had come to the certainty that “under conditions of capitalist encirclement, the Soviet Union needed a strong state apparatus to defend itself against external threats and internal subversion”. In Roberts’ review of the evidence of what Stalin said, what he read and scribbled inside his books, Stalin’s innovation on Lenin was as a warfighter…
    It’s a point which most Russians at the moment believe Putin reached in the nick of time, compared to Stalin on June 22, 1941.


    Russian Foreign Minister Sergey Lavrov said this in an interview yesterday:
    “One of the underlying trends is the United States’ desire – which has been much more manifested by the Biden administration – to come back to a unipolar world. And, if you wish, they are trying to take the melting pot concept from the United States soil and make a melting pot from the entire world, and they would be the smelters. The European Union already, I think 99 percent, stopped trying to be independent. President Macron, of course, keeps repeating that strategic autonomy for the European Union is his goal and he would be fighting for it, but my guess is that he would not succeed. Germany is already absolutely ready to obey instructions from the United State. The situation with North Stream 2 clearly indicated what exact place in world politics Germany occupies now, when the Americans in fact have “persuaded” the Germans and others that they, the Americans, know much better what Europe needs for its energy security than Europeans themselves. And there are many examples like this. So the sanctions drive is going to continue, they are threatening the fifth wave, maybe there would be another wave, but we’re used to it. I will recall that, long before the Ukrainian crisis erupted because of the illegal anti-constitutional coup d’etat, the sanctions were already imposed on us.” …
    “This is only the beginning of our economy getting adjusted to the new situation. After 2014, as I started to say, we did gain experience to rely upon ourselves. And the biggest lesson from this particular historical period is, unlike what we saw after 2014, that now,
    We will have to rely only on ourselves and on our allies who would stay with us. This is the main conclusion for Russia in the context of geopolitics.” …
    “We are not closing the door on the West. They are doing so. But when they come back to their senses and when this door is reopened, we will be looking at proposed projects of cooperation with a very important thing in mind to which I alluded to already – that we will be going into cooperation with them knowing very well that we cannot be sure that they are reliable and that they are credible as long-term partners.” …
    “The efforts were taken systemically to train military officers on the basis of radical Bandera and Shukhevich-style methodology. The purpose being – to make sure that they would not become friendly to Russia again and that they would build their nationalism, nationalistic feelings as the means to strengthen the statehood of their country.”
    “The purpose was always to make sure that Russia does not have Ukraine as a friend. It’s like Zbigniew Brzezinski in the late 1990s said, “Russia with Ukraine, a friendly Ukraine next to it, is a superpower. Russia with Ukraine which is not friendly to Russia, is just a regional player.” This concept is very deeply rooted in the minds of American policymakers, and it will take time to get rid of these negative legacies.
    Even now, when the armed forces of Ukraine are fighting, trying to procrastinate the crisis. The leaders of Ukraine with the help of American and other Western advisors have reformed the army in the way which puts these radicals, Bandera-like trained officers, to lead all more or less meaningful units in the Ukrainian army.”

    Foreign Minister Sergey Lavrov’s interview with RT, Moscow, March 18, 2022


    The Last Straw

    The Yuan not only doesn’t need to replace the dollar as world reserve currency, the Chinese have openly stated they don’t want it to be.

    The whole world just saw The Empire of Lies seize another countries assets, just like that, so everyone knows they could be next. Psychopaths are like that.

    A basket of real commodities and Bitcoin, which is the only decentralized crypto out there. This means it can’t be control or seized or shut off by any party using it. All the other cryptos are centralized pretenders which can be hacked. No need for ‘trust’ in Bitcoin, it’s core decentralized nature is all it needs. It’s now legal tender for all transactions in El Salvador. Imagine that.

    “…It took the U.S. dollar 33 years (1914–1944) to achieve its status as the leading global reserve currency. The dollar lost its gold link in 1971 but remained the leading reserve currency due in part to the petrodollar deal that was worked out by Nixon and Kissinger in 1974.

    The world was flooded with dollars through a combination of Fed money printing and U.S. trade deficits.

    The difficulties began in the 1990s and early 2000s when the U.S. used financial sanctions to punish enemies such as Iran, North Korea, Venezuela and, to a limited extent, Russia. The U.S. kept going back to sanctions over and over.

    Now that the U.S. has frozen the reserves of the Central Bank of Russia, this is the last straw for Russia and the world.

    After all, if dollar reserves are no longer a safe haven, then who needs dollar reserves? The world will demand something more dependable that can’t be frozen on U.S. whims.

    The U.S. is destroying the value of the dollar by abusing sanctions. In the future, the dollar will not be that important. It won’t happen overnight, but the unprecedented sanctions against Russia will only accelerate the process.

    Investors can prepare for the coming collapse of the dollar by increasing their allocations to physical gold. That’s the one form of money you cannot freeze or seize.”


    Jim Rickards


    “History has stopped. Nothing exists except an endless present in which the Party is always right.” – From George Orwell’s “1984”.

    Did we stop to consider just what was he saying? It didn’t sink in until now. And here is a perfect example:

    “Today we are pretending child deaths fell when last month we were inflating and pretending they were rising. Whatever. If you don’t discredit and remove liars, this is inevitable as rain. They love liars more than life, so here we are” – From Dr D, today.

    We are living in Orwell’s world. Think about those ideas above…TPTB have forced this upside-down world upon us by removing/deleting our voices from the discussion and our experiences from the story.

    #WINNING is their goal, and by not breaking away – we become their loser-victims. We are the SACRIFICE. And they think they are sacrificing for us! We die (spiritually and physically) for them to live. Now…Death is life. War is peace. Freedom is slavery. Ignorance is strength.

    How do we like it?

    So I move my focus back down to my neighborhood and not much along these lines is happening. Thank goodness there is PEACE in pockets of my small town (we are not perfect).

    How to move from macro to micro and back again?

    What is my role in the macro? With informed/focused effort and LOVE, my role in the micro-hood is on a positive path. That is the ONE truth for sure.

    LOVE to all.

    Tree Frog

    Such an interesting observation and so at odds with prevailing expectations. I agree because it reflects the desire to throw off the US yoke – so undesired and undeserved.

    The eurodollar is/was a practical device – an accident of circumstances – rather than a necessity.

    Veracious Poet

    Investors can prepare for the coming collapse of the dollar by increasing their allocations to physical gold. That’s the one form of money you cannot freeze or seize.

    While Ag/Au are absolutely a better, more mobile store of wealth than fiat currency or intangible computer derived replacements, it too can be frozen and/or seized. Rickards is talking his book…

    FDR did exactly that in 1933 during his “banking holiday”, while also establishing “Emergency Powers” as the U$ Empire’s defacto rule-of-power.

    Governor Bernard of Massachusetts in 1760 issued “Writs of Assistance” to enter any ship, building or home, at anytime, to enforce the Stamp Act. It was in effect a “no knock warrant” that enabled any British official to search & seize any property that did not display proof of having been subject to taxation for the Empire.

    In subsequent legal redress the colonists sought, Jame Otis stated that the Writ was a blatant violation of Common Law, that it had violated the colonists’ rights to Life, Liberty & the Pursuit of Property.

    The Empire’s response lit the fuse that ignited the American Revolution, which created the Fourth Amendment to forbid general search warrants in the United States of America…

    Digital ID’s will accomplish in spades what the “Writs of Assitance” could not, a tyrant’s wet dream…

    How the worm turns.

    Tree Frog

    It’s not about pricing. It’s about settlement.


    What goes up must come down
    WWI – trenches
    WWII – Tanks, artilery
    WWIII – Russia “said” it used its newest Kinzhal “hypersonic missiles” for the first time in Ukraine to destroy an underground weapons storage site in the country’s west. ( can go 8ookm travel at a speed between Mach-2 and Mach-3, which is up to 2,300 miles per hr)


    The covid “guerilla” war on the vaccinated people of the west continues daily but is being queitly hiddened and faded into the background by the media, government, drug companies, and the medical profession.

    The objective is so people (boiled frogs) become numb and used to the daily casualties covid is causing. Covid casualties are being re-labelled or disguised as other diseases, such as “sudden” death. Out of sight, out of mind!

    Speaking of which, our very own “guerilla” troll, Deflate, is doing great work promoting “sudden” death as a perfectly normal everyday life event! Glad to see you managed to successfully exit the Washington DC Beltway, after they closed all the exits! Rising gas prices would have surely “killed” you, if you hadn’t exited!

    Deflate, as for the Ukrainian War, how come you didn’t take the promotion “for boots on the ground” that your bosses offered you? You could have made the difference between the Ukraine winning or losing the war! Because you didn’t go, sadly the Ukraine is losing the war! Shame on you Deflate!

    We here at TAE are very disappointed in your lack of anti-Russian patriotism, Deflate. You could have at least been willing to taken a “bullet” for the team! Then those Russians would have one less “bullet”! I think this “lack of” will be duly noted on your n3xt job review. Don’t be surprised if you get less than inflation. Maybe that is why they named your handle “Deflate”?

    Deflate, as a troll, it seems you are still stuck in the old covid narrative. Covid is so yesterday’s news. Usually good trolls know who is crossing their bridge. Maybe you should pop up from under your bridge to see who is trying to cross your bridge, instead of just growling from under the bridge, sight unseen!

    Deflate, you really need to get caught up with the current narrative of fake Hunter’s laptop headlines burying the Ukrainian’s winning the war headlines! Deflate, I am really beginning to worry about your mental health. Are you sure you are O.K.? Can I prescribed you some Ivermectin? It is afterall Dr. Goodall’s guaranteed cure for all that ails bridge trolls!

    Veracious Poet

    Every. Day. Addresses one and not the other. As if anyone cares. As if anyone changes their mind. And you wonder why people think you’re a paid bot.

    Without spiritual enlightenment, brought to knowing in the Now that we’re ALL integral parts of the Infinite’s family, the tyranny of the EGO remains in utmost control, creating the curse of needing common ground tribes to align forces with…

    Football is a prime example of the madness of tribalism, where Fan~atics choose their favorite “team”, to the point of irrational right-or-wrong adherence, the most rabid ready to do battle with rival tribal Fan~atics to defend their “honor”.

    Enlightened humans spurn such tribal distractions, seeking The Path of truth, love & reconciliation with the one True Family, while sociopaths develop observing this beastly phenom, viewing this human malady as a path to power through artifices of divide & conquer…

    Alliances can shift to fulfill grand plans (the enemy of my enemy is my psycho), narratives established that will drive tribes into mindless hordes that will inhumanly rape, pillage, plunder & murder to defend their “honor”.

    Politics is another prime example of this, of course…

    It is antipathy of the spirit, leading the followers into a mass psychosis formation (CULT/TRIBALISM) easily into a state where TPTB can toy with them like pawns on a chess board.

    This is the curse of the “human” condition, that now 80 years into the nuclear weapon age, will breed death, destruction & despair on an unimaginable scale…

    You had a chance America, to save humanity, but you blew it when you chose to worship the child EGO over the Loving, Healing, Creative Power of the Creator.

    It’s A Small World (After All)… you tribal morons!


    @Veracious Poet: you are crystalizing thoughts and concepts in a powerful way. Appreciate your views. Spirit is with you.

    Veracious Poet

    A note on religion:

    If history teaches anything about religion, it teaches that it is an institution all too easily subverted by sociopaths to create tribal monstrosities of the worst order…

    Once an enlightened spiritual teacher’s example is translated into an external event (religion) it can be perverted into a cash cow, a tool to control & conquer, in the end just another apparatus of evil.

    Spirituality is an inward journey, though many EGO-based “humans” believe they are “spiritual” through external mechanisms of deceitful delusions…

    Christians vs. Pagans, Muslims vs. Infidels, ad nauseam, creating fictions of tribalism where Us (the Infinite’s children) vs. Them (the unbelievers) becomes the greatest LIE told in the history of humanity.

    I KNOW Natural Law could have been a stake through the heart of the religion vampire, but tribalism murdered that opportunity dead, dead, DEAD!!!

    Mankind in 2022 is no more evolved, probably less, than the Christians vs. Muslims crusades 800 years ago 🙁


    By T. Grant Benson -November 29, 2018
    Russia Blocks Ukraine From Azov Sea

    KIEV – Two critical Ukrainian trade ports, Berdyansk and Mariupol, have effectively been placed under blockade by the Russian Federation as harbour traffic has essentially been halted, the country’s infrastructure minister said Thursday.

    Some 35 vessels have been mooted and unable to carry out usual operations, with only ships destined for Russian ports allowed to sail, Minister Volodymyr Omelyan wrote in a statement.

    “The goal is simple – by placing a blockade on Ukrainian ports on the Azov Sea, Russia hopes to drive Ukraine out of our own territory – territory that is ours in accordance will all relevant international laws,” he said, according to a Reuter’s translation of his Facebook post.

    Omelyan said 18 vessels were awaiting entry into the Azov Sea at the Kerch Strait, with four destined for Berdyansk and 14 for Mariupol.

    There is also a line of nine vessels to leave the sea and eight other vessels are standing by near the port berths.

    Russia blockaded the Kerch Strait, and fired upon and captured two Ukrainian naval vessels and a tugboat on Sunday, the only entrance into the Azov Sea, which both Kiev and Moscow have coastal territory on.

    The Russians also brought 24 Ukrainian sailors into custody, 12 of which will be incarcerated for at least two months, Moscow said earlier this week.

    The Kerch Strait incident has brought the Ukraine crisis back into the international spotlight, and driven tensions to its highest level since Russian-back separatists went to war with Kiev in 2015, following Moscow’s annexation of Crimea during the year previous.

    Putin cuts off shipping route to Ukraine while forces move on Kiev
    Rory Tingle and James Robinson and Chris Pleasance for MailOnline 24/02/2022

    Vladimir Putin has cut off a vital shipping route used by Ukraine as his forces launched an all-out invasion of the country by land, sea and air.

    Marine trackers show Russian tankers appear to be blockading the Kerch Strait, which links the Azov Sea with the Black Sea. The ships are currently at anchor, with a large number of foreign vessels unable to get through.

    Ukraine’s military has now suspended operations at its ports. Russia had earlier closed the Azov Sea to commercial vessels until further notice, but kept Russian ports in the Black Sea open.

    Putin authorised ‘a special military operation’ against Ukraine in the early hours of the morning, and by midday the skies over Kiev swarmed with Russian attack helicopters which seized control of Gostomel air base.

    Russia and Ukraine are both major exporters of wheat and grain, and industry experts predict the war will prompt a rise in global food prices.

    Veracious Poet


    I am just a man, that was shown through the example of many mature, spiritual men that the journey within, to my spirit, was more important than the insatiable demands of my child EGO ~ Then I had a white light experience that crushed my selfishness, translating my existence into servitude…

    Now from time-to-time The Reality is coming through me, I am seeing with eyes not my own, I know there is a better Way & I am blessed to live in fragments of it.

    But I am no better or worse than any of “humanity”, who I wish would abandon EGO, receive the Gift of Reconciliation with their True Self…

    I thought that I was done with communicating my experiences online, which I was for many years, but there became a great spiritual sadness that will not leave me be.

    Peace to you 🙂

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