Oct 312022
 


Paul Gauguin Huts under trees 1887

 

Kremlin Outlines Why Solo Negotiations With Ukraine Are ‘Impossible’ (RT)
Kremlin Reveals Possible Basis For Putin-Biden Talks (RT)
New Details On Drone Attack In Crimea Emerge (RT)
Washington Seeking To Weaken EU – Moscow (RT)
Left-Wing Lula Narrowly Wins Brazilian Presidency (ZH)
Russia and China Can Shatter Dollar Dominance – Chinese Diplomat (RT)
Bad Economics Leads To Bad Outcomes (Denninger)
German Official Offers Controversial Solution To Gas Crisis (RT)
Chip Shortage Drives Toyota Back To Basics (RT)
Credit Suisse To Axe Thousands Of Jobs (RT)
Medical Boards Strip Dr. Peter McCullough’s Medical Credentials (GP)
Scottish Blueberry Farmer Donates ‘Unviable’ Crop To Charity (Y!)
Common Medications You Shouldn’t Be On For Long (Mercola)

 

 

Europe has wintertime, the US does not. I’m in Europe, 70% of readers are in US. Great. Screws me up every single time. Failproof.

 

 

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US. Zelensky cannot speak for himself.

Kremlin Outlines Why Solo Negotiations With Ukraine Are ‘Impossible’ (RT)

Russia is open to negotiations over Ukraine, but any agreement with Kiev would have little credibility because it could be rescinded by the West, Kremlin Press Secretary Dmitry Peskov said on Sunday. This means that any possible settlement should be primarily discussed with the US, he added. Any unilateral diplomatic engagement with Ukraine is unlikely to succeed because “the deciding vote rests with Washington,” the spokesman told Rossiya-1 TV channel. “It’s just impossible to discuss something, for example, with Kiev,” he stated. According to Peskov, while Russia could try to reach some agreements with Ukrainian President Vladimir Zelensky, “based on what happened in March, these agreements are worthless, because they can be instantly canceled upon orders” from outside actors.

The Kremlin press secretary was referring to several rounds of talks that took place in late February and March after Russia launched its military operation against the neighboring state. At the time, these diplomatic efforts failed to cease hostilities. Meanwhile, Peskov signaled that Russian President Vladimir Putin is ready for talks over Ukraine. “The president has repeatedly said he is open to the negotiation process… Whether they are ready or not, but the West should know and hear this,”Peskov reiterated. The official also suggested that Putin and US President Joe Biden could hold negotiations if Washington is willing to take heed of Moscow’s security concerns that were outlined by the Russian Foreign Ministry in the draft documents on security guarantees released in mid-December last year prior to the Ukraine conflict.

Earlier this month, Zelensky signed a decree on Ukraine officially rejecting peace talks with the Russian president. The move came just hours after Putin signed agreements on the Donetsk and Lugansk People’s Republics, as well as Kherson and Zaporozhye Regions joining Russia following referendums that saw overwhelming public support for the move. At the time, Moscow maintained that it is still ready to look for a negotiated solution to the conflict, adding, however, that “it takes two parties to negotiate.”

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Moscow’s security concerns. Which were completely ignored a year ago. What are the odds that now they will not be?

Kremlin Reveals Possible Basis For Putin-Biden Talks (RT)

Potential talks between Russian President Vladimir Putin and his US counterpart Joe Biden would depend on Washington’s willingness to hear Moscow’s security concerns, the Kremlin press secretary said on Sunday. Speaking to the Rossiya-1 TV channel, Dmitry Peskov said high-level re-engagement could happen if the United States “pays heed to our concerns.” It would be contingent on “the US desire to go back to the state of things as of December-January and ask the question: what the Russians are offering may not suit all of us, but maybe we should still sit down with them at the negotiating table?” The spokesman explained that he was referring to the draft documents on security guarantees that Moscow submitted to both Brussels and Washington before the Ukraine conflict broke out in late February. In mid-December last year, the Russian Foreign Ministry published the drafts of two treaties – one with the US and one with NATO – with a list of Moscow’s security demands, in a bid to lower tensions in Europe.


At the time, Russia wanted the West to ban Ukraine from entering NATO and limit the deployment of troops and weapons on the bloc’s eastern flank. It also insisted that the military alliance retreat to its borders as of 1997, before it expanded eastwards. While neither the US nor NATO gave written responses to Russia’s proposals, they both rebuffed Moscow’s demand that Ukraine should be barred from the bloc. Earlier this month, Putin said he saw no need for talks with his US counterpart, explaining that “there is no platform for any negotiations yet.” The statement was echoed by the White House, which stated that Joe Biden does not plan to meet with the Russian leader at the G20 summit next month, despite earlier refusing to rule out the possibility. The last time the two leaders met in person was in June 2021 in Geneva, Switzerland. The talks were followed up by a virtual summit in December, with Ukraine being one of the topics on the agenda.

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It was the grain corridor all along. And now: “The Coordination Center reported that Kiev, Ankara and the UN agreed on the movement of 14 vessels in the Black Sea tomorrow from Odessa as part of the “Black Sea initiative”, Russia was notified..”

Russia will demand to inspect all 14 vessels.

New Details On Drone Attack In Crimea Emerge (RT)

Those behind a major drone attack on the Russian naval base in the Crimean port city of Sevastopol made active use of a UN-brokered Black Sea grain corridor, the Russian Defense Ministry said in a statement after studying the wreckage of the unmanned combat vehicles. The ministry’s specialists retrieved the navigational modules of the drones destroyed by the Russian warships and naval aviation, the statement said, adding that the Canadian-made devices stored data on the vehicles’ path to their target. Most of them were launched from the Ukrainian Black Sea coast, not far from the port city of Odessa, the Russian military said. “The naval drones were then moving within the security zone of the grain corridor before changing course and heading towards the Russian naval base in Sevastopol,” the statement said.

Navigational data from at least one naval drone shows that it was launched from a sea location within the grain corridor security zone, the ministry added. According to Russian specialists, it might have been launched from a civilian vessel chartered by Ukraine or its “western backers” to transport Ukrainian agricultural produce. Saturday’s assault, which involved nine aerial and seven naval drones, targeted vessels of the Russian Black Sea Fleet docked in Sevastopol. It was repelled, with just one ship suffering minor damage, according to the ministry. According to Moscow, the Russian ships that were targeted by the Ukrainian drones had been involved in providing security for the “grain corridor,” which was set up to allow exports of Ukrainian food products through the Black Sea as part of a deal negotiated in Istanbul between Moscow and Kiev with UN and Turkish mediation this summer.

The attack prompted Russia to indefinitely suspend its participation in the deal, a move that has sparked an angry reaction from the US. Russia blamed Kiev for the attack, which it claimed was “carried out under the supervision of British experts.” Kiev has been reluctant to claim responsibility for the assault. Andrey Yermak, the head of Ukrainian President Vladimir Zelensky’s office, took to Telegram to accuse Russia of “making up terrorist acts at its facilities.” On Sunday, the New York Times reported that it was Ukrainian forces that launched Saturday’s attack, citing an unnamed Ukrainian official.

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“..this would inevitably lead to the “deindustrialization” of the EU which, in turn, will have “very, very deplorable consequences” for the bloc “over the next 10 to 20 years.”

Washington Seeking To Weaken EU – Moscow (RT)

The United States is aiming to weaken the EU, both militarily and economically, Russian Foreign Minister Sergey Lavrov has claimed. Europeans are already suffering from anti-Russia sanctions “many times more than the US,” he said in an interview published on Sunday. “There is a growing number of economists, not only in our country, but also in the West, who come to a conclusion that the US goal is to completely ‘bleed’ and deindustrialize the European economy,” he said. “It is also in Washington’s interests to weaken Europe militarily. To constantly keep it under pressure, to force it to pump weapons into Ukraine, and in return fill the EU countries’ arms depots with American supplies,” Lavrov said. In pursuing such a policy, Washington has been guided by “economic, purely selfish calculations, as well as by ideological complexes of superiority,” he suggested.


Earlier this month, Kremlin spokesman Dmitry Peskov said Americans were making “crazy money” by selling gas to European states at exorbitant prices against a backdrop of EU sanctions on Russian energy supplies. He said this would inevitably lead to the “deindustrialization” of the EU which, in turn, will have “very, very deplorable consequences” for the bloc “over the next 10 to 20 years.” In the wake of sweeping sanctions the EU imposed on Russia over its military operation in Ukraine, gas prices have surged. The bloc is now struggling with the prospect of energy shortages in winter and soaring inflation. Brussels has largely followed Washington’s stance of seeking to weaken Moscow by imposing sanctions, while supporting Kiev through weapons supplies and financial aid.

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“Lula’s bench of leftwing allies will occupy less than about a quarter of seats in the lower house..”

Left-Wing Lula Narrowly Wins Brazilian Presidency (ZH)

By an extremely narrow margin of less than two percentage points, Luiz Inácio Lula da Silva (Lula) has beaten incumbent Jair Bolsanaro to become Brazil’s next president. The tight result tops off a dramatic comeback for the 77 year-old opposition leader, who served two terms as president between 2003 and 2010 but subsequently was accused of corruption and served time in prison for graft before his convictions were annulled. This result is historic as it marks the first time a sitting president in Brazil has lost a re-election bid. Echoing the Biden administration’s narratives, Lula focused on the risks to democracy from Bolsonaro’s far-right movement, framing the election as a choice between “democracy and fascism, democracy and barbarism.”

Additionally, the far-left leader pledged to reduce inequality and protect the environment while preserving the country’s fiscal health (but caused consternation among some by offering few details on his broader economic agenda and refusing to nominate a finance minister). “Lula’s challenge of governing is bigger than that of winning the election. Brazilian society needs to be rebuilt in its institutional and fiscal basis,” said Carolina Botelho, a political scientist with the Institute of Advanced Studies at Sao Paulo University.“Lula will need to recover the internal and external trust of financial agents and civil society. ”Amid extremely high interest rates and inflation, his plan to move away from the free market vision of the Bolsonaro administration to a model that puts the state at the heart of the economy will be a key focus for investors globally. Crucially, as The FT reports, Lula remains a deeply polarising figure and is also likely to face obstacles in Congress, which is broadly right-leaning.


Lula’s bench of leftwing allies will occupy less than about a quarter of seats in the lower house, meaning he will need to make concessions to pursue his agenda. Bolsonaro allies will also occupy key governorships, including São Paulo – Brazil’s wealthiest and most populous state – which was won on Sunday by Tarcísio de Freitas of the rightwing Republican party.Finally, it took just minutes for President Biden to send his congratulations to the Workers’ Party leader on his success in “free, fair, and credible elections.” We wonder if the US president would have been so fast to congratulate Bolsonaro if the vote count was so close but the other way? (In the run-up to the election, Bolsonaro had persistently claimed Brazil’s electronic ballot machines were vulnerable to fraud, leading opponents to fear he was preparing a justification to reject a losing result.)

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You need the BRICS and Saudi Arabia (OPEC+).

Russia and China Can Shatter Dollar Dominance – Chinese Diplomat (RT)

The transition to trade in national currencies between Russia and China will contribute to a global de-dollarization process, China’s Charge d’Affaires in Russia said this week at a conference on the matter. “The existing economic partnership between China and Russia and the long-term accumulated level of trade have laid a solid foundation for further deepening cooperation between our countries,” Sun Weidong said, noting that bilateral trade has risen dramatically, mostly on energy and agriculture supplies. “Energy cooperation continues to play an important role in relations between the two countries, in addition, agricultural products and seafood from Russia are increasingly entering the Chinese market,” the diplomat said.


“We have cooperation on major projects in the field of nuclear energy, aircraft construction, rocket engines, satellite navigation… In addition, payments are constantly being made in local currencies.” Russia and its trading partners have been expanding the share of national currencies in mutual settlements in an attempt to move away from the US dollar and the euro. In recent years, Moscow has been steadily following a policy of de-dollarization of foreign trade, particularly expanding the use of Chinese currency for buying financial products denominated in yuan, and using it as a reserve currency. Trade between the two nations hit $136 billion in the first nine months of this year, jumping by over 30% in annual terms, according to the National Bureau of Statistics of China. Moscow and Beijing aim to increase bilateral trade to a $200 billion target this year.

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“Every advancement in human history over the last couple of hundred years rests on the exploitation of carbon-based energy..”

Bad Economics Leads To Bad Outcomes (Denninger)

Now how about NY? A court there ruled that all of the fired employees who refused to take the jab must be reinstated and are entitled to all back pay and benefits for the time they were out. This applies to about 1,200 people. Again, this decision took over a year from when the mandates were put in place and in this case while money damages are certainly a “fix” for the terminated employees how about those who took the jab under duress and got screwed, such as having heart damage which we now know happens in some degree to everyone who takes it or worse, had a heart attack, stroke or even died? Obviously money damages do not fix any of that, especially the last one. Yet it was clear that the original mandate was predicated on fraud.

The CEOs of the companies who make the stuff have so-admitted in that they have now stated they knew the original trials back in the fall of 2020 did not demonstrate, and were not designed to demonstrate, that the jab actually would or could protect anyone other than the person who got it. Deborah Birx has admitted this as well and that she, and thus the entire Covid response force in the Federal Government, knew this before the shots began. Again, irrespective of whether you believe a state, locality, or the Federal Government has the power to issue such a mandate in the general case in this case all involved parties deliberately lied about the predicate requirements for such a mandate. Specifically all power of quarantine and related police power, whether at a local, state or federal level, is inherently about protecting other people and rests on that premise.

If no protection of others is possible then no mandate stands on a Constitutional basis. You can no more mandate that I take care of my health with a jab than you can mandate how many calories or what sort of calories I consume. This was done intentionally, with knowledge that it was unconstitutional, and there is no recourse in the law after the fact for those who were materially harmed or killed as a consequence. The same is true for DACA. Obama admitted this at the time and now it has been so-ruled because it was not created through Congressional action as is required, but rather by Obama’s “pen.” There is nothing to defend because legally it is constitutional infirm and thus never occurred but, so far, the courts have recognized that by requiring as long as it did to get heard and ruled this way, now several times in fact including during Trump’s Presidency, ten years from when Obama did so it has created a set of circumstances that they’ve been unwilling to unwind. Thus an illegal order stands today despite being acknowledged by the government itself as illegal.

How about the CDC and their “rent moratorium”? Same deal. Yet the small landlord was screwed and, quite possibly, has no legitimate recourse, particularly if he or she was forced out of business or forced to sell in the interim. Money does not make them whole. We’re headed for another one, much worse, with carbon-based fuels. As I pointed out repeatedly no CEO will invest in something that they have been told by the government will be made worthless before it can return a profit. In fact to so-invest would be fraud upon the shareholders and, to the extent money was borrowed, upon the lenders as well. This is now confirmed; the refineries that were shut down will not be restarted. Is that action by the Executive legal? No, it is not. And while it might be Constitutional if initiated by Congress through formal legislation that’s not what’s happened here in the main.

Let me be clear: This last example has the potential to return the American people to a lifestyle akin to that of the 1700s if not before. That’s not hyperbole or a joke — its real, and those who poo-poo it are wrong. Every advancement in human history over the last couple of hundred years rests on the exploitation of carbon-based energy and there is no evidence of any kind that it can be successfully replaced. Even my preferred path forward for energy, which involves nuclear power, still exploits carbon-based fuels because in order for society to continue to function you have to. Simply put the Laws of Thermodynamics are not suggestions and cannot be repealed or circumvented; they are facts.

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Fracking in Germany just so you can send weapons to Ukraine? What’s next?

German Official Offers Controversial Solution To Gas Crisis (RT)

Germany should study the issue of producing domestic shale gas using fracking, which is currently prohibited in the country, Finance Minister Christian Lindner said in an interview with the Funke media group, as quoted by TASS. The technology allows oil and gas to be extracted from shale rock by breaking it up with pressurized liquid, including water and chemicals. The technique has been used in Germany since the 1960s to extract natural gas from conventional reserves, including sandstone and carbonate stones. About one third of the natural gas produced in the country comes from reserves tapped by fracking. However, “unconventional fracking” in shale and coal seams, which uses horizontal drilling techniques, was placed under moratorium in 2011, and then largely banned in Germany due to environmental risks such as water pollution, or even earthquakes.

“We have significant gas deposits in Germany that can be extracted without endangering drinking water,” Lindner said. “It would be rather irresponsible to refrain from fracking because of ideological commitments.” According to the official, production is possible “at several” fields, with Germany able to meet relatively large needs from its own sources, which would be useful in light of the situation across the world. The call comes amid an unprecedented energy crisis resulting from a reduction in energy imports from Russia, formerly the bloc’s biggest supplier. The conflict in Ukraine has resulted in an all-out sanctions war against Moscow, targeting commodities including oil and gas, and contributing to soaring energy prices in the EU and worldwide.

In April, German Vice-Chancellor and Energy Minister Robert Habeck rejected the idea of extracting shale gas in Germany by fracking due to environmental concerns. He stressed that it would take years before it would be possible to obtain the necessary permits and establish production using the method.

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This is getting serious…

Chip Shortage Drives Toyota Back To Basics (RT)

Toyota customers in Japan will get a mechanical key instead of a “smart” one when they get their new vehicle, Reuters reported on Thursday. One of the two electronic “smart” keys will be replaced with a basic one, the agency explained, quoting the carmaker’s statement. “As the shortage of semiconductors continues, this is a provisional measure aimed at delivering cars to customers as quickly as possible,” Toyota said. A second smart key will be handed over “as soon as it is ready,” the statement adds. The global chip shortage that started during the Covid-19 pandemic has caused severe supply issues and delays with the automotive and other industries.

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“The offloading of the asset has further raised investor concerns about the bank’s financial health.”

Credit Suisse To Axe Thousands Of Jobs (RT)

Swiss banking giant Credit Suisse on Thursday announced plans to slash 9,000 jobs and sell off its deal-making unit. The announcement follows a series of scandals and billions in losses. According to the bank, it is cutting 2,700 jobs in the final quarter of 2022 and will reduce employee numbers by 9,000 by the end of 2025. This is around 17% of the company’s workforce of 52,000. The bank will raise around $4 billion in fresh capital to fund the overhaul. Credit Suisse will also revive its First Boston name — the US-based investment bank it acquired in 1990 — as it separates its deal-making unit from the rest of the investment bank.


The overhaul is an urgent attempt to restore credibility at Credit Suisse. The bank racked up billions of dollars in losses from the 2021 collapse of hedge fund Archegos and financial services firm Greensill. This, along with the bank’s management chaos, shattered its status as one of Europe’s most prestigious lenders. Credit Suisse has since reshuffled its management team, suspended share buybacks and cut dividend payments. Earlier this month, the embattled lender said it was selling the landmark five-star Savoy Hotel in Zurich’s financial district for as much as 400 million Swiss francs ($404 million). The offloading of the asset has further raised investor concerns about the bank’s financial health.

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Interesting that his views are quite moderate.

Medical Boards Strip Dr. Peter McCullough’s Medical Credentials (GP)

One of the most respected doctors in the world and top cardiologists and epidemiologist in the country had his license revoked for speaking the truth about the danger of COVID vaccines. Dr. McCullough is an Internist, Cardiologist, and Epidemiologist who testified to the Senate Committee on Homeland Security and Governmental Affairs in November 2020. Dr. McCullough is a cardiologist and was vice chief of internal medicine at Baylor University Medical Center and a professor at Texas A&M University. McCullough is editor-in-chief of the journals Reviews in Cardiovascular Medicine and Cardiorenal Medicine. He was and is an advocate for early COVID-19 treatment that included hydroxychloroquine. He’s been right about everything throughout the pandemic.

He is one of the first doctors who sounded the alarm on the Covid-19 vaccines and explained how they all make the dangerous Wuhan spike protein.“It’s alarming right now – we have had over 4400 deaths and 14,000 hospitalizations….That is probably only the tip of the iceberg,” Dr. McCullough said in an interview with Rose Unplugged on 1320 AM WJAS. He said pregnant women, women of child-bearing years, children or healthy people under 50 should not get the Covid jab. Dr. McCullough explained how all Covid-19 vaccines produce the dangerous Wuhan spike protein and what that does to a person’s body. He added that Covid-19 vaccines have become a social menace and explained how it has been “socially weaponized.”

According to McCullough, the Covid-19 pandemic was premeditated by public health officials working in tandem with medical elites, and the evidence for this had been made clear well before the first reports of a Covid outbreak in late 2019, during an interview with Joe Rogan. In order to promote mass adoption of the experimental vaccine, McCullough says health officials purposefully suppressed treatments and refrained from compiling a treatment protocol to combat the virus, in hopes that people would be so afraid that they would just take the jab.

[..]”I was terminated as the Editor-In-Chief of Cardiorenal Medicine and Reviews in Cardiovascular Medicine after years of service and rising impact factors. There was no phone call, no board meeting, no due process. Just e-mails or certified letters. Powerful dark forces are working in academic medicine to expunge any resistance to the vax. Yesterday I was stripped of my board certifications in Internal Medicine and Cardiology after decades of perfect clinical performance, board scores, and hundreds of peer reviewed publications. None of this will stop until there is a “needle in every arm.”

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“Retailers are unwilling to pay a premium for Scottish produce as shoppers target bargains during the cost-of-living squeeze..”

Scottish Blueberry Farmer Donates ‘Unviable’ Crop To Charity (Y!)

A Scottish farmer is giving away his entire crop of blueberries, worth £2 million, to charity, saying cheap imports and high labour costs have made harvesting the fruit economically unviable. Peter Thomson has been growing blueberries at his farm in Blairgowrie, northeast Scotland, for more than four decades, producing 300 tonnes of fruit per year. But now, he said, growers in Peru and South Africa can sell their berries in the UK at a far lower price, while a shortage of pickers caused by Brexit has made the harvest unviable. “They’ve started planting huge areas of blueberries in the subtropics like Peru and South Africa,” said Thomson, who started growing blueberries in 1976. “Their costs of production are so low that we can’t compete.”


Normally, said Thomson, 200 workers would have picked around 300 tonnes of blueberries this year with 50 more working in the packhouse. In 2014, the price paid to Scottish farmers for blueberries was £17.50 per kilo, he said. Today however, supermarkets pay less than £7. Labour costs meanwhile have risen from £7 an hour five years ago to £10.10 today, even before state pension contributions and holiday pay are taken into account. This meant that the value of crop of berries, which would once have been worth £3 million or more, fell to £2 million this year. Retailers are unwilling to pay a premium for Scottish produce as shoppers target bargains during the cost-of-living squeeze, Thomson said.

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YIKES!: “..6 out of every 10 adults have at least one chronic health condition and 4 out of every 10 have two or more…”

Common Medications You Shouldn’t Be On For Long (Mercola)

Global pharmaceutical sales rose from $780 billion in 2010 to $1.186 trillion in 2021.(1) In that same period, the U.S. market increased from $315 billion to $555 billion. In other words, the U.S. market was nearly 50 percent of world market sales. When drug sales were compared, the leading pharmaceutical product in 2021 was the COVID-19 vaccine, which generated $37 billion in revenue. When compared to other large companies, the profitability of the pharmaceutical industry is significantly greater than other public companies.(2) In other words, the pharmaceutical industry is big business. They make money when you buy medication and stay on it for the long term. However, there are several drugs that were designed to be taken short-term, but have become long-term staples in the medicine cabinet.

Research published in July 2022 revealed a dramatic rise in adverse drug reactions in the U.K.(3) Many of these were related to the high number of medications prescribed to the participants. Overprescribing is known as “polypharmacy,” which has been a growing problem over the last decade as the pharmaceutical industry develops new drugs with the inferred intent of lengthening life through chemistry. However, as is seen in revenue reports and research into the negative consequences, it appears the goal is growing revenue. If it were better health, the first recommendation would be lifestyle changes in collaboration with established support systems to help you make those changes. Instead, the first step is often a simple prescription, which may come with complicated side effects.

Growing Problem With Polypharmacy. Data (4,5) demonstrate that between 80 percent and 89 percent of adults aged 65 and older take at least one prescribed medication and 54 percent take four or more. Adverse effects are common and often drive patients to seek other drugs to control the side effects of the first drug. Polypharmacy, or using multiple medications, is more common in older adults who have several risk factors and chronic health conditions that can lead to overprescribing. According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention,(6) 6 out of every 10 adults have at least one chronic health condition and 4 out of every 10 have two or more.

Prescription medications are not the only type of drug that can cause challenges with polypharmacy. Over-the-counter (OTC) drugs are those you can buy without a prescription. Drugstore shelves are lined with pain medications, allergy relief, cold preparations, and remedies for gastrointestinal issues. While you can purchase them without a prescription, OTC drugs can have the same types of drug interactions with prescriptions or other OTC medications. As you consider whether you are taking too many drugs, it is also important to remember that some medications were designed to be taken for the short term and long-term use can lead to their own set of problems.

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The Americans Are ITCHING To Fight The Russians

 

 

Why NATO Attacked Crimea (hint, the G20 Summit)

 

 

 

 


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Halloween Cat on the Prowl, Strasbourg, France

 

 

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    Paul Gauguin Huts under trees 1887   • Kremlin Outlines Why Solo Negotiations With Ukraine Are ‘Impossible’ (RT) • Kremlin Reveals Possible Basis
    [See the full post at: Debt Rattle October 31 2022]

    #119694
    That Bloke
    Participant

    So the story doing the rounds is that “Truss me I’m the prime minister” texted “It’s done” to sleepy Joe right after the North streams were blown up using her own iPhone. The Russians picked it up and that’s how they knew who was to blame.

    Is that why Liz got bounced out so quickly?

    #119695
    Germ
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    The German Nazis are coming for Dr. Sucharit Bhakdi.

    The German government is persecuting him with totally false charges of antisemitism, but he’s really being punished for speaking out against the CV19 vax.

    Early on he was a strong proponent for people not to get the CV19 injections.

    If convicted, Dr. Bhakdi faces 5 years in prison. 😪

    Listen to him from the 47:30 mark:
    https://rumble.com/v1qhs6k-cv19-vax-destroys-hearts-and-brains-of-billions-of-people-dr-sucharit-bhakd.html

    Sad. ☠️☠️☠️

    #119696
    Dr. D
    Participant

    “Europe has wintertime, the US does not.”

    It snows in Florida and Texas. I don’t understand. Meanwhile Greece and the South of France are similar year round.

    #119697
    Germ
    Participant

    Next up – up your nose!

    ” ‘Prime and Spike’ nasal vaccine strategy helps combat COVID”

    https://news.yale.edu/2022/10/27/prime-and-spike-nasal-vaccine-strategy-helps-combat-covid

    Imagine inhaling in that DARPA shit! ☠️☠️☠️

    #119698
    Dr. D
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    Biden says there are 54 States. …And Ukraine is one of them. (j/k. Not.)

    No couch diagnoses on Biden’s medical condition? No calls to remove for mental instability?

    (WEF) Lula wins, Biden does not deny the election results for a change. One thing’s for sure: we must always trust electronic voting and not ask questions. Except when your guy wins, then we do.

    “No Plans to Withdraw from Syria or End Sanctions: White House”

    Just because it’s illegal and a UN war crime, well, McCain promised we would for 100 years, and sealed it with a ISIS kiss. …You don’t want to let down McCain and the other warmongers, do you?

    “based on what happened in March, these agreements are worthless, because they” …are not agreement capable. Surely this is an exaggeration? Ask any Indian.

    Besides, Biden is incapable of coherent speech.

    “the “deindustrialization” of the EU which, in turn, will have “very, very deplorable consequences”

    Yes, consequences on the Deplorables, who are killed.

    “Simply put the Laws of Thermodynamics are not suggestions and cannot be repealed or circumvented”

    But they, we, don’t live in reality so we don’t worry about that. What was the recent meme of the kid who wanted to shut down farming to save the planet? Or since the planet will be fine, to save the people of the planet. We must starve the planet to save the planet. Everyone must die, otherwise, who will survive?

    No irony. This is directly and exactly what they say. People who hear them say this are not surprised or alarmed, nor try to get them mental help.

    “Germany should study the issue of producing domestic shale gas”

    They should book a conference room and begin a study? How European of them. But why bother? Nobody follows the law, why not just make it up and drill?

    “Toyota customers in Japan will get a mechanical key instead of a “smart” one”

    How can I get one like this and without everything else too? No power windows, no computer console, no GPS, no recording computer, no backup camera? Go away: that stuff is heavy, expensive and totally unnecessary. Why is a car worth $30,000? Because it’s $20,000 of s—t I don’t want. Give me a 1990 Toyota Corolla.

    “Credit Suisse to Axe Thousands of Jobs (RT)”

    But the NY Times says this is all a conspiracy theory! BuyBuyBuy.

    “vice chief of internal medicine at Baylor University Medical Center and a professor at Texas A&M University. McCullough is editor-in-chief of the journals Reviews in Cardiovascular Medicine and Cardiorenal Medicine.”

    Goes to show we don’t listen to doctors. And that it doesn’t matter who you are. So if we don’t listen to doctors, who are we listening to?

    Although this is true, it couldn’t happen if 60% of doctors – or even 30% – were semi-literate, not blind, and did the same thing. When the nation has no morality, what are the odds the doctors will?

    https://theconversation.com/radioactive-traces-in-tree-rings-reveal-earths-history-of-unexplained-radiation-storms-193080

    Massive Miyake “cosmic ray” events (they’re not sure), that are also not evenly distributed, as in, for example, two in ~70 years at 774 and 993 AD, but sometimes as far as 1,000 years apart. Gee, since cosmic rays are a major creator of clouds, and the world went into an all-rain dark age right then, what do you think? Also 5259 BC, and 5410 BC when other major (human? Climate?) events happened. Possibly the unexplained events around Exodus?

    From yesterday, “How to Build a Home that Lasts a Thousand Years”
    https://wrathofgnon.substack.com/p/how-to-build-a-home-that-lasts-a

    (Or a hut or trailer that vanishes without a trace in 50)
    “I. the materials we build with must still be around in a thousand year’s time.

    II. the tools and techniques we build with must be transferrable so as to pass down through the generations and it must be possible to repair or replace every single part.

    III. the purpose that we build for must be at the core of the human experience.”

    I say the core purpose is MONEY. It’s the only and highest purpose of man. Thus McMansions in 1,000 years, covering the solar system in one galactic New Jersey. As long as the Anteres Intersolar Mining Company gets the profits, what could be better? If God didn’t want the universe covered in McMansions, why did he invent oil? I rest my case.

    #119699
    Germ
    Participant

    Popular UK TV show Mark Steyn has on guests who are death-vaxx injured, or have family death-vaxx injured:

    What happens next?
    OFCOM begin the process to shut him up.
    Naomi Wolf said something unpalatable on his show.

    “Ofcom has today opened an investigation into an episode of the Mark Steyn programme broadcast on GB News on 4 October 2022.”

    https://www.ofcom.org.uk/news-centre/2022/investigation-gb-news-mark-steyn

    It’s a full court press on anyone who dissents with the death-vaxx.

    #119700

    An aptly named nebula for Halloween from APOD: the cosmic bat.

    #119701
    Germ
    Participant
    #119702
    Germ
    Participant

    “A new peer-reviewed study by researchers at Oxford, Edinburgh and Swansea shows the vaccinated are more likely to become severely ill and to die from Covid-19”

    https://thorsteinn.substack.com/p/the-myth-of-protection-against-hospitalisation

    #119703
    V. Arnold
    Participant

    Ilargi’s Debt Rattles pretty accurately reflect the world as it is in his everyday postings…
    Rather than a call to action; I see it as simply the thing we have to deal with on any given day…

    Living day by day (in the now) pretty much effectively deals with things on a daily basis IMO…

    #119704
    oxymoron
    Participant

    English lads using american accents is kind of embarrassing to kids these days. Rolling Stones are the Antiques Roadshow of black american culture. They do however make great music and good on them – better than leaving the London School of Economics to be a banker.
    So sorry to hear about Dr. Sucharit Bhakdi. He was very early warning us here about the technical issues with igA and igG etc. so I feel for him. It is a bullshit time for sense making and truth telling.

    #119705
    oxymoron
    Participant

    On building, Dr D. I am currently building a shed to move my music and study to – out of the earth-covered Straw Bale house I built for our family to allow for my youngest to have his own room (taking my studio).
    I have hand dug into the hillside and dry-stone stacked the slate on a 15-20 degree pitch using what I dug out.
    I DID get a slab poured as my body is a little banged up from a life of this sort of stuff. Never mind it will last a long time.
    The building is 8 metres long and 3.5 metres wide. A high ceiling of 2.6 metres.
    I am using a building technique called light earth whereby you get straw bales and pull them apart and coat them with milkshake consistency clay slip – sourced on site. Finally rendered.
    I is a joy to try to make something beautiful enough that people would avoid cutting it down.
    I hope it is there for a long time.

    Also if you want to see beauty that will last look no further than this renderer’s work – I’m going to try something like this without the marble dust.

    #119711
    oxymoron
    Participant

    3636 litres of oil per year for heating an average house in New England US of A

    What the fuck? No wonder we have an energy problem. I had no idea. This is a problem that needs fixing. Double glaze or insulate for Christ’s sake. That is just so much raw energy to keep warm in a house my mind boggles. Grow wood, wear jumpers but for god’s sake no one is going to run a society for much longer on that much pure energy.
    Having said that what the hell is going on with the BIS and BlackRock and all these money handlers’s behind the veil? Do they want to travel around in their private jets to a world that will end up this broken if we don’t jubilee some shit or something.
    The Break Shit then BBB is a dumb idea. Dumb dumb dumb.

    #119712
    aspnaz
    Participant

    Toyota customers in Japan will get a mechanical key instead of a “smart” one when they get their new vehicle, Reuters reported on Thursday.

    But will it still contain a SIM card?

    #119713
    Dr. D
    Participant

    Here’s a good rundown by Chris Hedges on the leadup to war:

    “The West has been baiting Moscow for decades. I reported from Eastern Europe at the end of the Cold War. I watched these militarists set out to build what they called a unipolar world — a world where they alone ruled.

    First, they broke promises not to expand NATO beyond the borders of a unified Germany. Then they broke promises not to “permanently station substantial combat forces” in the new NATO member countries in Eastern and Central Europe. Then they broke promises not to station missile systems along Russia’s border. Then they broke promises not to interfere in the internal affairs of border states such as Ukraine, orchestrating the 2014 coup that ousted the elected government of Victor Yanukovich, replacing it with an anti-Russian — fascist aligned — government, which, in turn, led to an eight-year-long civil war, as the Russian populated regions in the east sought independence from Kiev.

    They armed Ukraine with NATO weapons and trained 100,000 Ukrainian soldiers after the coup. Then they recruited neutral Finland and Sweden into NATO. Now the U.S. is being asked to send advanced long-range missile systems to Ukraine, which Russia says would make the U.S. “a direct party to the conflict.” But blinded by hubris and lacking any understanding of geopolitics, they push us, like the hapless generals in the Austro-Hungarian empire, towards catastrophe.”

    Those are all linked and annotated in his article.

    “The only stable state is one where all are equal before the law” –Aristotle.

    #119714
    Red
    Participant

    Massive Miyake “cosmic ray” events (they’re not sure), that are also not evenly distributed, as in, for example, two in ~70 years at 774 and 993 AD, but sometimes as far as 1,000 years apart. Gee, since cosmic rays are a major creator of clouds, and the world went into an all-rain dark age right then, what do you think? Also 5259 BC, and 5410 BC when other major (human? Climate?) events happened. Possibly the unexplained events around Exodus?

    No question our pollution sinks are over flowing and that is causing a few problems and will in all likelihood keep getting worse. The solar question as part of the problem is also interesting and may even over ride the whole human experience. Try this guy for a sense of maybe:

    #119715
    Dr. D
    Participant

    No way. 1,000 gallons is nowhere near accurate for any house, even a legacy farmhouse. And New England doesn’t have those now, being by population mostly urban New Jersey. However, note that it can be VERY cold there, as you may not believe in Australia. -10F for a week? Why not? That makes the temp delta +70f, which is the direct math for loss of heat. Temp deltas even in cold places are 30f, or in A/C 30f.

    Should try Canada where you can feel the cold if you’re near the walls. In a modern commercial, industrial building like a hotel.

    Any guess? 250gal? Or 1,000 L? Anyone from there who can present?

    #119716
    aspnaz
    Participant

    Dr D said

    “Toyota customers in Japan will get a mechanical key instead of a “smart” one”

    How can I get one like this and without everything else too? No power windows, no computer console, no GPS, no recording computer, no backup camera? Go away: that stuff is heavy, expensive and totally unnecessary. Why is a car worth $30,000? Because it’s $20,000 of s—t I don’t want. Give me a 1990 Toyota Corolla.

    Amen brother, Hallelujah …. and churns out a ton of CO2 just reversing into the garage! I believe in CO2.

    #119717
    Red
    Participant

    ..and the madness continues…

    There are over 1000 peer-reviewed papers in the preprint server system and or in the National Library of Medicine (PUBMED) describing side effects after mRNA or adenoviral DNA COVID-19 vaccination. One of the most dreaded complications is vaccine-induced thrombotic thrombocytopenia (VITT).

    Because the Spike protein produced in response to the vaccine genetic code causes hemagglutination and micro blood clotting, there is excessive antigenic presentation of platelets to the spleen and reticuloendothelial system. As a result, the body produces auto-antibodies directed against a platelet receptor (PF4) which has homology with an endothelial protein.

    This causes autoantibody “pinning” of platelets to the lining of blood vessel cells resulting in consumption of platelets, blood clotting and bleeding at the same time. Unfortunate victims are fine for a few weeks after vaccination. Then bleeding from the oral and nasal mucosa associated with bruising under the skin occurs commonly with serious blood clotting within the brain and elsewhere in the body.

    Most patients are hospitalized in critical condition as doctors try a variety of medical and interventional maneuvers to combat simultaneous clotting and bleeding. As you can imagine, in some individuals the process is overwhelming and no matter how much critical care support is given, the patient dies.[i] The obituary of Mrs. Jessica Berg, age 37, a previously healthy vibrant mother is given in the figure.[ii] It indicates she died as a result of VITT.

    Jessica Berg Wilson, Oct. 29, 1983 – Sept. 7, 2021, died of COVID-19 VITT

    To her left is a paper by Tsilingiris et al, titled “Vaccine induced thrombotic thrombocytopenia: The shady side of a success story.[iii]”

    The authors never state what “success” meant in the title but it is clear that schools, employers, and the military are “shady” when they don’t fairly warn people what can happen when forcing mass vaccination.

    Television commercials, internet promotions, and consent forms do not describe VITT. Ms. Berg and her family had no way of getting an informed consent. To her right is a treatment pathway described that doctors commonly take to treat patients in the hospital. As in her case, many patients (~39%) succumb to this premature and bloody death which leaves more questions than answers. How could this have been anticipated? Is VITT associated with prior heparin induced thrombocytopenia (a similar syndrome)? What is the best initial blood thinner? Why aren’t patients with prior blood disorders given prompt exemption from such a horrific threat? Ask your doctor next time about VITT and how would they advise to avoid it. If you get a blank look or a queasy uncomfortable expression, show a copy of Ms. Berg’s obituary and start a critical conversation.

    *

    COVID-19 Vaccine Induced Thrombotic Thrombocytopenia

    #119718
    Oroboros
    Participant

    It’s Halloween in the Empire of Lies!

    BOO!

    .

    #119719
    aspnaz
    Participant

    Dr D said

    If God didn’t want the universe covered in McMansions, why did he invent oil? I rest my case.

    You’re on fire.

    #119720
    Germ
    Participant

    #119721
    Oroboros
    Participant

    I lived for a while in northern New Hampshire near Mt Washington back in the day.

    I rented a room in an old farmhouse. One very cold sunny bright morning in February I went out to start my truck and it wouldn’t even turn over once, even though I had just put a new battery in it so I was puzzled.

    I went back to the farmhouse and stopped at the thermometer on the porch post.

    It read -32º degrees F

    I had never seen a thermometer read that cold before and thought it was broken or something.

    Just then another guy also renting a room came out of the house and picked up an axe that was outside all night and started walking to the wood pile when he stumbled and drop the axe on a chunk of field stone.

    The steel axe head shattered like a glass coke bottle on the rock into many little pieces.

    I knew that I wasn’t in Kansas anymore Toto.

    Strange things happen and many things don’t work right at 20-30 below zero F.

    Winter is Coming is a relative term.

    .

    #119722
    Alexander Carpenter
    Participant

    From Dr. D:

    Here’s a good rundown by Chris Hedges on the leadup to war:

    “The West has been baiting Moscow for decades. I reported from Eastern Europe at the end of the Cold War. I watched these militarists set out to build what they called a unipolar world — a world where they alone ruled.

    https://scheerpost.com/2022/10/24/chris-hedges-stop-worrying-and-love-the-bomb/

    #119723
    Oroboros
    Participant

    Hilarious how the German Mean Green Machine would entertain Toxic Fracking for gas and closing down a wind farm to expand a coal mine.

    Sooo Sweet!

    Teutonic logic at it’s finest!

    A Halloween Seig Heil to Deutschland from the Great State of Texas!

    Boo to you!

    .

    #119724
    Germ
    Participant

    @ Afewknothetruth – re. methane:

    Yup, you’re quite correct – going forward, it really is all about the methane!

    http://arctic-news.blogspot.com/2022/10/methane-keeps-rising.html

    #119725
    zerosum
    Participant

    War stories. They know but they deny/lie.

    • New Details On Drone Attack In Crimea Emerge (RT)
    https://www.azerbaycan24.com/en/new-details-on-drone-attack-in-crimea-emerge/

    Saturday’s assault, which involved nine aerial and seven naval drones, targeted vessels of the Russian Black Sea Fleet docked in Sevastopol. It was repelled, with just one ship suffering minor damage, according to the ministry.

    According to Moscow, the Russian ships that were targeted by the Ukrainian drones had been involved in providing security for the “grain corridor,” which was set up to allow exports of Ukrainian food products through the Black Sea as part of a deal negotiated in Istanbul between Moscow and Kiev with UN and Turkish mediation this summer.

    The ministry’s specialists retrieved the navigational modules of the drones destroyed by the Russian warships and naval aviation, the statement said, adding that the Canadian-made devices stored data on the vehicles’ path to their target.

    Most of them were launched from the Ukrainian Black Sea coast, not far from the port city of Odessa, the Russian military said. “The naval drones were then moving within the security zone of the grain corridor before changing course and heading towards the Russian naval base in Sevastopol,” the statement said.
    ————
    Green Energy and Green Zones
    a lifestyle akin to that of the 1700s if not before

    The “deindustrialization” of the EU
    The bloc is now struggling with the prospect of energy shortages in winter and soaring inflation.

    Capitalism requires knowing math.
    • Scottish Blueberry Farmer Donates ‘Unviable’ Crop To Charity (Y!)

    Eat or heat and sufferjng
    Average 3636 litres (800 gal.) of oil per year for heating an average house in New England US of A and no air conditioning

    I promise – Lucie

    https://t.me/ramzayiegokomanda/1003
    Ramsay
    Today’s missile strikes on the energy structure at an emergency meeting of the Ukrainian government in Kiev were called “catasrophytic”. If before that the power grid of Ukraine, although with the maximum voltage of generations and transformer substations, but could provide electricity transmission throughout Ukraine, then, after today’s strikes, collapse occurred. More than forty key facilities of Ukraine’s power grids were hit. Among them are Dnepro HPP, Yuzhnodnestrovskaya HPP, Kaniv and Kremenchug HPPs.
    The assessment of damage continues, but it is already clear that to restore the functioning of the energy system, even in the minimum emergency mode, huge resources and equipment will be required, which Ukraine does not have.
    In fact, Ukraine is on the verge of energy collapse.
    A missile strike on October 10 destroyed up to 15% (conservative estimate) of energy-generating and transfer facilities. Today’s strike disabled at least 15% (conservative assessment) of such facilities, which completely unbalances the work of the unified energy network of Ukraine. At the same time, up to 60% of all transformers of 330 kW networks were destroyed. While there are 750 kW networks that receive electricity from Ukrainian nuclear power plants, but without step-down transformers they are useless because most of the industrial and household electrical equipment at such a voltage will simply burn out. That is, generation electricity is produced, but it is impossible to use it.
    The current strikes are “catastrophic” because Ukraine can no longer effectively compensate for their consequences. Power engineers will be able to supply light with long breaks, but the next wave of missile strikes may finally plunge Ukraine into darkness.
    t.me/ramzayiegokomanda
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    #119726
    Alexander Carpenter
    Participant

    “Methane” is a nothing-burger. Whoops, now I’m a “methane-denier.” Horrors!
    Better that than being than an ignorant idiot-dupe and fellow-traveller. Learn the actual, factual science, kids, and stop making fools of yourselves. Learn the absorbtion-spectra of these radiative gasses, and how the atmosphere is already saturated, such that adding more does next-to-nothing. Learn how “greenhouse effect” is a complete misnomer. Learn the basics. so you can revise your premises. It is just as available as the standard-narrative lies… If only you could (or would?) tell the difference.
    And look within and try to figure out what has made you so vulnerable to being fooled and owned.

    #119727
    zerosum
    Participant

    I noticed, on the western news, that they only report the damage done by Russian missiles and not the damage that the Ukraine missiles are doing.
    All the damages are blamed on Russia.

    #119728
    zerosum
    Participant

    The people have spoken. Are the leaders listening?
    https://www.zerohedge.com/geopolitical/lets-get-out-nato-discontent-soars-across-europe-russian-sanctions-backfire
    “Let’s Get Out Of NATO”: Discontent Soars Across Europe As Russian Sanctions Backfire

    #119729

    oxymoron- thanks for that video on polished clay walls!

    Are there any ugly marsupials?

    #119731
    oldandtired
    Participant

    @Dr. D

    No way. 1,000 gallons is nowhere near accurate for any house, even a legacy farmhouse.

    Just asked a relative. Lives near Montpelier, Vt. Last year she used 750 gallons. 150 year old house.

    #119732
    Figmund Sreud
    Participant

    @ oxymoron – 3636 litres of oil per year for heating an average house in New England
    __________________

    That’s a bit high of a number, but, in Canada, for oil customers, on average a typical house with four people – heating the shack and the water – will burn about 2800 litres of oil per year.

    F.S.

    #119733
    Dora
    Participant

    Winter time in Greece?
    Am I right in thinking Greece’s daylight savings time (DST) ended yesterday and is now on standard (winter) time, whereas the USA’s DST doesn’t end until next Sunday, the first Sunday in November? That would mean this week Greece is on standard (winter) time and the US is still on DST (summer) time.

    #119734
    Red
    Participant

    Nova Scotia my neighbour heats with oil hot water baseboard and domestic hot water mass boiler two people three bedroom split level about 1700 sqft. 2000 litres for the whole year.

    #119735

    This was in the October 27 Debt Rattle. Sometimes I wonder whatever people do here.

    Here’s a good rundown by Chris Hedges on the leadup to war:

    “The West has been baiting Moscow for decades. I reported from Eastern Europe at the end of the Cold War. I watched these militarists set out to build what they called a unipolar world — a world where they alone ruled.

    #119736
    Dora
    Participant

    From Edward Dowd:

    Another look at Denmark from our upcoming website at http://www.phinancetechnologies.com/
    Just devastating…is it any wonder Denmark cancelled vaccines for under 50 and said getting Covid is preferred to vaccination.

    https://gettr.com/post/p1vwmc99b0f

    #119737
    D Benton Smith
    Participant

    “Are there any ugly marsupials?”

    I dunno for sure, but I do know that the beauty contest for Opossums was very sparsely attended.

    #119739
    John Day
    Participant

    Thanks for the cosmic-ray Miyake Event article, Red.

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