Debt Rattle January 2 2022


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    absolute galore

    phoenixvoice wrote: I have a couple close friends who respect me enough to occasionally listen, however, all friends that I have shared the information with, and two of my siblings, have rejected it.

    Sometimes, it is difficult to discern who the swine are. Once I figure out who they are, I stop casting my pearls before them, as it is a waste of precious resources.

    It’s been interesting. I’m trying to take things on a case by case. Family gets the most slack, and very little pushback. Just not going to go anywhere, so why? More important is the relationship of my son with his cousin. Friends, it depends. Even the ones that agree with much of my position often question my ultimate positions on masks and mandates when push comes to shove. Local businesses that require a vaccine passport.? That one’s easy.

    Veracious Poet

    Always a bit nauseating when celebrity NPD word monkeys switch hit in their obsession to increase/rebuild notoriety and/or proselytize for new followers (who should know better)…

    Pro Tip: CULTS of personality always end badly…


    RE: Kunstler’s Forecast 2022 (full version) was an excellent read. He refers to things in original ways, really getting to the essence of the issues and connecting the dots between them. Missing from his enemies within list are the Republican politicians who deserve some heat for never offering up a compelling alternative VISION for anything.

    Here’s an interesting prediction from the article: “His poll numbers are in the sub-basement…. So, okay, he basically takes a dive and retires from the scene. Kamala Harris is sworn in. President Harris nominates Barack Obama as vice-president. Say, what…!” But that’s not all: “Democrats clamor for Ms. Harris to resign and officially hand the reins to Mr. Obama. (Presidents are limited to two elected terms in office, but the constitution does not stipulate such a circumstantial appointment to office.) Kamala graciously steps aside. For the sake of “unity” and gender balance, Mr. Obama nominates Liz Cheney as the new vice-president. ”

    Hummmmmm. Anything is possible!

    And this: “All the anxiety driving the mass formation psychosis that had first focused on Trump, and then on Covid-19 (and the unvaccinated), may now finally shift its energy at the actual source of our woes and sorrows: the DC establishment. The decline and fall of Covid-19 is going to leave a big hole in the nation’s anxious, wasted soul, and it will have to be filled with something. We’re thrust into a scene that resembles Civil War, but it becomes harder and harder to determine who is on what side, or what the sides even are…”

    Perhaps this impending vacuum and what will fill it – is what Dr. D has been pondering/pointing to in recent posts.

    Kunstler’s ending was uplifting, so I will repeat it here: “I wish you all fortitude in the twelve months ahead, and courage, and kindness, and all the good things that we are capable of. We’ll need that. There is still a lot to cherish about this country of ours, the good old USA, and I believe we’ll rediscover that in Double-deuce, along with some ability to tell ourselves the truth about things that matter and act consistently with it! Excelsior, brave hearts!”



    Battle of freedom fighters.
    Pilots vaccine mandate still having unintended consequences.
    Flights are still being cancelled, Sunday 02 Jan2022, +2,000, one week after Xmas, due to pilots calling in sick.

    Veracious Poet

    He states openly that “he knows” but “can’t say”, because…contracts (and in other cases, orders, etc.) -> He can go on TV and do interviews and whatever, but can’t address xyz, or communicate some abc knowledge he has.

    A great example of totalitarian control that stretches to what one voice can transmit to others… in some areas… Not flash news of course (secrets and hidden plots are, well, just human..) but the modern twist is that ppl admit publicly their communications are controlled by outside, supra-ordinate force and this is accepted! Audience Nods!

    In totalitarian regimes torture, death & imprisonment (Gulags anyone?) are the instruments of CONTROL ~ In western civ the legal shystem has been employed to keep deplorables at bay, gag any anti-corp dissident communication, which now has been supplemented in the “new” age of technocracy with algo filters, banishment, social credit systems, et al. ~ Cutting off employment, food water, fuel & transportation are other acts of tyranny wielded against the namby pamby sheeple ~ All of which completely ILLEGAL under American jurisprudence, until the March 1933 advent of PERMANENT EMERGENCY POWERS by FDR…

    Rights under Natural Law have suffered a death of a thousand jabs, while the herd runs confused in circles blaming each other 😐

    Another consideration is that Big Pharma has been in trouble for some time. This article and chart is from 2017 (many others exist, just one ex.) shows a long term trend, which imho has gotten worse, leading to ‘desperate measures..’

    During my tenure in da mother court I witnessed an ever increasing volume of fed lawsuits filed by da PharmMafia trying to shutdown generic drug mfg., AFTER the patents had expired ~ A BIG piece of the puzzle…

    Letting these MONSTERS distribute vexxines with no legal recourse (can they defy gravity too?) is THE elephant in the room 😐


    Dave Collum’s year in review is great.

    He refers to it as his Urine Review

    He was interviewed by Jim Kunstler a little while ago:

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    This is going to be one nutty start to the new year.

    Israel to offer fourth Covid-19 vaccine shot to over 60s, medical staff.

    It should be pretty obvious in about 6-8 weeks that the jab is fueling the omicron wave.

    Just last week we did a post on this Big Mystery: Where have all the workers gone? 

    Amazing. One week ago it was a big freakin’ mystery, and now—thanks to the wonder of the internet—eh, not so much.

    The answer is simple and all too final: They’re dead. Further question: Why?

    Veracious Poet

    Facts are stubborn things:

    Dave Collum:
    Just listened to an ex-military guy lament the politicization of the military and then o balls-to-the-wall about rooting out domestic terrorists. He is the domestic terrorist.

    …And whatever may be our wishes, our inclinations, or the dictates of our passion, they cannot alter the state of facts and evidence.

    An attempt to chronicle human folly and world events for the entire year. It captures key moments before they slip into the brain fog. The process of trying to write a coherent narrative helps me better understand WTF just happened and seminal moments that catch my eye.

    2021: The year liberals threw eggs at black politicians, republicans pushed to legalize pot, conservatives declared “my body, my choice”, and libertarians muttered, “just shoot me now.”

    > 2021 Year in Review: Crisis of Authority and the Age of Narratives

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    2021 Year in Review: Crisis of Authority and the Age of Narratives
    by David Collum

    Saturday, January 1, 2022, 8:58 AM


    BlackRock Citadel Dave Chappelle Dave Collum Elon Musk gold Jerome Powell Kyle Rittenhouse Larry Summers Matt Taibbi Paul Krugman silver Zerohedge

    Every year, friend-of-the-site David Collum writes a detailed “Year in Review” synopsis full of keen perspective and plenty of wit. This year is no exception. Poignant and delightfully acerbic when necessary, considering the troubling times. As with past years, he selected Peak Prosperity as the site where it is published in full. It is longer than our usual posts, but worth the time to read in full. This is Part 1.

    David B. Collum
    Betty R. Miller Professor of Chemistry and Chemical Biology – Cornell University
    Email: [email protected] – Twitter: @DavidBCollum


    Dave: You do lack self control, but I learned and laughed making my way thru this.

    ~ Larry Summers (@LHSummers), former Secretary of the Treasury

    I’ve been trying to reach you about your car’s extended warranty. What began more than a dozen years ago as a synopsis of the year’s events in markets and finance for a few friends morphed beyond my control into a Year in Review (YIR)—an attempt to chronicle human folly and world events for the entire year. It captures key moments before they slip into the brain fog. The process of trying to write a coherent narrative helps me better understand WTF just happened and seminal moments that catch my eye.

    By far my favorite end-of-year recap for the last ten years. Finished it yesterday. Once again David hasn’t disappointed. He’s on my I want to go to dinner with list.

    ~ Jim Pallotta (@jimpallotta13), money manager and former owner of Boston Celtics

    I’m game, Jim, even if it’s just a pretzel, nachos, and a brewski. The title, “Crisis of Authorities,” is a double entendre. On the one hand, previously trusted authorities that we relied on to better understand the world are long gone. Edward R. Murrow, Walter Cronkite, and Tim Russert have been replaced with Chris Cuomo, Don Lemon, and Brian Stelter. Oops. Scratch Chris Cuomo. Ponder the following: which acronymed organization do you still trust? FBI? CIA? FEMA? DOJ? CBS? ABC? Fox? CNN? At one point I would have comfortably offered up the CDC, FDA, and NIH. Portions of those three should be razed. Social media offered up one acceptable answer: KFC. The second, more deeply disturbing meaning is that smoldering socialism has veered toward authoritarianism, a seismic shift that is global and quite possibly unstoppable.

    2021: The year liberals threw eggs at black politicians, republicans pushed to legalize pot, conservatives declared “my body, my choice”, and libertarians muttered, “just shoot me now.”

    I am suffering future shock—the struggle to adapt to an abruptly changing world. Topics that seemed farcical not long ago are less entertaining now. Silly events in public schools and college campuses loosely defined as political correctness have morphed into religious wars. Progress was made in the Cancel Culture Wars. They tried to get Joe Rogan and couldn’t put a glove on him. The populace and the workers at Netflix went after Dave Chappelle and learned that not everybody kowtows:

    If this is what being canceled is like, I love it… To the transgender community, I am more than willing to give you an audience, but you will not summon me. I am not bending to anybody’s demands.

    ~ Dave Chappelle, wisdom

    Politicians groping for their vig—10% for the Big Guy—have mutated into total MAC (Mutually Assured Corruption). Social contagions are more virulent than biological pathogens. Attempts to stem the movements are emblematic of proto-authoritarianism of the past. I am unable to keep up—unable to even catch my breath on some days. Following up after listening to a widely distributed QTR podcast, a friend and long-time YIR reader asked, “Are you OK?” I said I was fine, but on further reflection realized I was not so sure.

    those darned kids

    Deaths in the US up 40%, “Just to give you an idea of how bad that is, a three-sigma or a one-in-200-year catastrophe would be 10% increase over pre-pandemic,” he said. “So 40% is just unheard of.”

    It’s not covid. Recognition about the vaccines will be slow.

    those darned kids

    Flurona’: Israel records its first case of patient with COVID and flu at same time

    Hoo, my little pretty ones, my pretty ones
    When you gonna give me some time, Flurona?
    Hoo, you make my covid run, my influ run
    Mixin’ up in my snot, Flurona

    M-m-m-my Flurona

    absolute galore

    @Veracious — I’m not overly familiar with Tiabbi or his history, but also not sure where the hate on himi is coming from, or how the titles you present make a case against him. I suspect many TAE commenters have made similar shifts, if that’s what you want to call it. I have not read his book about his time in Russia, but I believe it chronicled the years of Russian mafia/oligarch control, pre Putin, and had nothing to do with Russiagate, etc. And while Trump served well as a disrupter of the putrid status quo, that doesn’t mean he wasn’t an insane clown. The way this country has been run the past few decades, I’m not sure how much sense it make to claim to be a proud American. I believe he left his position at Rolling Stone because he was unhappy with the direction that publication was going. Most writers, if they are lucky, make a modest living. I highly doubt Taibbi went in any particular direction based on money or “popularity.” He seems like a sincere person, finding his way through the madness just like the rest of us. I kinda doubt he “sold out,”even if that were a realistic option.


    Absolute Galore:

    I went to Russia in 1983 and look how I turned out!


    Nature has the last word. It is reaching the point where the cognitive dissonance becomes so overwhelming one goes of the rails or sees reality. This is not about the virus. It is about the exploitative western economic/political system that has to keep doing what its doing – making the rich richer; divorced from the truth, until it falls apart.

    In the best possible scenario, if the fifth US omicron wave turns out to be the final wave; like the Spanish flu, the pandemic will intentional be ignored due to the utter failure of those in charge and then forgotten just like before. But climate change still looms. It won’t go away. It must be mitigated to avoid an extinction event for human beings on Earth.

    Only restoration of governments by and for the people will save western civilization. Empires based on greed and caste always fall. There is no guarantee that the secession of the USA, the splintering of the United Kingdom, and the collapse of the Western Empire will avoid nuclear holocaust like the fall of the Soviet Union; let alone, revert to a sustainable world economy.

    TAE Summary
    Veracious Poet

    those darned kids

    where did all the terrorists go?

    did they get covid?


    @ TAE summary
    Love the map. 🙂


    G’day oxymoron,

    Trees in your bailiwick are dropping their branches to conserve water. In mine (Canberra) we have had a number of “tree failures” as the NSW government calls them, owing to far too MUCH water. Another big hail storm about an hour ago raged across the city, from south to north unusually, with tons (literally) of hail and high winds. Four or 5 trees were blown over near me, one damaging the fascia and part of the roof of a house. The big ironbark just to the west of my house dropped a couple of big branches, and has a cracked biggie sitting more or less safely way up high. The Fire & Rescue man suggested I don’t go under the tree for a while until they come and deal with it. Fine by me.

    The SES have busy, quite a few sirens around the suburb. Half the power circuits in the house are out. At least the fridge is OK.

    Amazing. The weather radar showed the oncoming storm with the black spot — maximum intensity — tracking right across Canberra. One would almost think it was deliberately aimed.

    Tell me again the climate change is not any sort of reality. Now tell our recalcitrant pollies.


    The covid map need to have the lair of “the Freedom Fighters” – (TAE)

    Maxwell Quest


    That “Map of Covid” was a great find. The more I look at it the better it gets. Man, how I love the creativity one finds on the internet!



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