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    Georges Seurat A Sunday Afternoon on the Island of La Grande Jatte 1884   • Frustration Grows In Ukraine, Casualties Spike, Russia Wins Territory
    [See the full post at: Debt Rattle June 24 2022]


    #175. The Surplus Energy Economy
    Posted on June 19, 2020

    In response to the previous article, it was suggested that it would be helpful if we had a comprehensive statement, a sort of Surplus Energy Economics 101, for new readers. This makes a great deal of sense, particularly given how many people have joined the SEE readership since the last time the thesis was set out in this way. The plan is that the article which follows will be made available as a downloadable PDF in the near future.

    The aim here is to encompass two themes in a single article. The first is the basic logic informing the Surplus Energy Economics approach. This builds on the long-established principle that the economy should be understood as an energy system, not a financial one.

    The second is an evaluation of where we are today on the evolution of the economy as energy interpretation explains it. This makes extensive use of the Surplus Energy Economics Data System (SEEDS), which models the economy as an energy system.


    The best way to start is with the “trilogy of the blindingly obvious”. No-one new to the subject can go far wrong if they bear in mind these three principles.

    1.1. The economy is energy

    The first principle is that all forms of economic output – literally all of the goods and services which comprise the ‘real’ economy – are products of energy.

    Nothing of any economic value or utility can be supplied without using energy. Energy can be defined as ‘a capacity for work’ and, historically, everything that we wanted or needed was produced using the labour (work) of humans and animals, plus some early application of the power of wind and water. That changed from the late 1700s, when we learned how to deploy the vast reserves of energy contained in fossil fuel (FF) deposits of coal, oil and natural gas.

    There is an abundantly clear correlation between escalating use of energy and the massive increases in population numbers, and their economic means of support, since the late eighteenth century (see fig. 1).

    It should be noted that other natural resources (such as foods and minerals) are energy products, too, since we can’t grow wheat, for example, or extract and process copper, without using energy to do so.

    #175. The Surplus Energy Economy

    Veracious Poet

    Same old, same old…

    Veracious Poet


    Joe isn’t too worried about the November 2022 mid-term elections.
    The federal government has taken active control of all state election commissions.
    In November Americans will find this out.
    But it will be too late to do anything about it.

    If the “Americans” didn’t figure this out on November 4th, 2020 they’ll never “find out”, nor be willing “to do anything about it”.

    I’m afraid that shipped sailed & “Americans” have been forced to walk-the-plank on a daily basis since January 6, 2021 ~ Welcome to the United Pirates of America.


    This I find interesting in that the following are two statements one statement apart. Keeping in mind that all they ever give are predictions over last years totals, which is also somewhat suspect in the way the measures are conducted in some countries. Anyhow the following statements:

    “Linked partly to reduced shipments from the war-torn Black Sea region, total grains exports are forecast to decline by 2% in 2021-22 to 417 million tonnes. The IGC projects trade to decline even further in 2022-23 to 405 million tonnes.”


    “The IGC said the monthly upward revision was mainly tied to “a revised maize projection for Ukraine, where acreage exceeded expectations.”

    I thought Ukraine was in that “war zone”. I must have missed something?

    The variety of ways different countries and agencies come up with these numbers is in and of itself a study in contradictions. At the start of planting most averages are a compo of acres planted and yields expected based on the last few years average. One big missing cost is hectares planted versus those harvested. If the farmer plants 1000 hectares that is tallied in the opening average expected harvest. However if the same farmer can only harvest 750 hectares those are what is counted and averaged at bushels per hectare produced. The time, effort and any expenses incurred on the unharvested 250 is no longer on the radar, just in the expense account of said farmer. The economists would say no problem, due to those losses the price will rise to compensate the farmer. Ha! ask any farmer if that’s how it looks in the farm ledger.

    Veracious Poet

    Homo sapiens have survived cataclysms, tyranny, genocide & true pandemics throughout millennia, but with the advent of high tech, nuclear weapons, breaking the genetic code et al., it is within the realm of reason to postulate that “humanity” is facing a genuine existential crisis entirely due to it’s failure to maintain the barest of global ethics/morals, with which to reign in pathologically dishonest, rapacious thinking & behavior.

    It is my studied opinion & experience, that the required evolutionary jump to a world where the Natural Rights of ALL living things be honored & protected (as a matter of course) is only possible when “spirituality” is valued & taught, not scoffed at or dismissed due to random examples religious charlatanism…

    History is replete with examples of “spirituality” providing a sane compass heading in a human sea of chaos & suffering.

    Praying & hoping for the best,


    Dr. D

    On the sevens, but this:
    “The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, has said he believes that the virus began spreading in Wuhan during September or October of 2019”

    That only leaves: “What exact DAY?”

    Of course that article says it was loose during the military games, which WE knew when it happened, at least by Jan 1, you can check. If some idiot amateurs on TAE (no offense) with no access to info already knew, then this guy is saying the Top US Military doctors and biohazard bioweapon experts had no idea? Yeah, I don’t think underpants gnomes are real either.

    C’mon. Think, people. Ask. Look. But he is a reporter, so writes in crayon, even if it is the Epoch Times, perhaps the best of them. As Jimmy Dore says, “I can know this from my garage, high, and they didn’t know that?”

    “Pentagon Wants Elon Musk to Drop Soldiers into Conflict from Space”

    Wow, stupid never sleeps. So you’re going to be able to drop 100 whole guys from space, at $10,000 per? We can already do that: it’s called HALO jumping. Are your 100 guys going to take over China? What do you think they’re going to do with no support and no possible retreat? What do you think the world is going to do when you use it on them and become the world’s biggest rogue pirate state? Will it be A) GOOD for business and support, or will it be B) Bad for business and U.S. support?

    But I have to say, since we already did “Land War in Asia” stupid, TWICE, they had to one-up themselves somehow.

    Go ahead and drop Custer’s 7th in the middle of the combined Lakota Sioux, Northern Cheyenne, and Arapaho tribes, see if I care. Custer had 700 men and was wiped out with bows and arrows. Are you going to drop 700 men, and do you think that’ll work in Russia? That they won’t nuke you, or Iran won’t also send 700 men across the border and take out the world’s least-secure grid with $30 wire snips and a roll of wire?

    “Biden Economic Adviser Asserts that More Government Spending Will Solve Inflation Crisis”

    Stupid! But not “Land War in Asia” stupid. We’re already at 130% Debt:GDP. Official. It’s probably 2x – 4x that. Is that why we’re trying to see if we can get to Mars? Maybe we can cause a Marsissippi Land Bubble and hypothecate the Red planet 300:1.

    What does that “Mo’ gov’t spending” cause? Well Bonds have tanked so bad you have to go back to 1720 to see a comparative number, so hey, why not print s’more money. What’s the worst that can happen now? We’re stupiderer than the 1620’s too? Hold my beer.

    What was I saying about being also the end of the 200 year cycle? Really, I am looking for mutant alien spores in comet space dust to explain how everyone can lose their gol-durned minds right on schedule again. Look: we don’t have the gas to harvest crops, the plebes are 20 blocks from hanging you, and you’re still going to Mars? Check your antenna, I think you’re getting poor reception.

    There is no talking sense to them. And a lot of us grew up with some horse sense not long ago. As the Supreme Court nominee says, “Well I’m not a Weatherman, so I can’t really know which way the wind blows, can I?”

    Sometimes it pays to go back to the future and see what we predicted a while back. Along with saying gas would be $8-10, to shock and wow of the host (only 6 months ago) this video has 1) Armstrong admitting he’s often following insiders’ pre-positioning. 2) a (intentional) economic downturn makes everyone point their fingers at everybody else and causes social unrest. 3) Lockdowns insure no one has to go to work, so lockdown people, especially with anonymous masks, cause huge upsurge in protests and riots. They are experts on population repression, so this can’t have eluded their notice, etc.

    OMG the gun decision. Once again showing Kavanaugh is the most liberal judge on the court. He’s like a jackass with a rhino horn taped on with a rubber band. As far as I can tell, they know they keep losing on the world’s simplest sentence: “Shall not be infringed” and said, “Yeah, anyone can infrange any time they want, in any WAY they want, but not if the people are going to get so annoyed as to hang us in the streets. Therefore, keep infringing in every possible way, with every possible law, and every possible fee and obstacle, but keep it down out there. Can’t have the natives getting restless.

    AND: worst of all that means another generation before we can find a court who can understand what “Rights” are. As in: you are BORN with this right, fully vested on adulthood, and it cannot be removed without cause, adjudication, and a jury of peers in a court of law. You know like speech? Where if someone drops a document in your lap you can say so in public? Especially if you’re a foreign national on foreign soil? If one can be infringed — just because — so can the other. AND warrants, AND religion, AND assembly, AND jurisdiction, AND…

    Beam me up.

    Update: they’ve already called for the disbanding and overruling of the Supreme Court over this far-left decision, but wasn’t far-left ENOUGH. If NY refuses to enforce the Court, then what? And Texas says Biden isn’t President. Who enforces?

    But the Biden thing, I guess that’s why you should have stopped and examined the States’ and Peoples’ concerns in Jan 6, 2020, shouldn’t you? That’s what that, the Electoral College process was for. They say ASKING QUESTIONS is sedition and toppling the legitimate government. How would we know if they’re legitimate if we don’t ask and look? This isn’t going away, it’s getting worse.

    Reported, “they make unfounded claims”. How do you know they’re unfounded? Telepathy? Omnipotence? So the reporters, whoever, says, but they don’t seem to be convincing the right people. So go look. Shut them up. If you won’t look, won’t show them, won’t shut them up, then why? Doesn’t that look a bit suspicious? Tim Pool’s on this one, “I don’t think the election was stolen, I just think the States all made illegal changes that turned out to be totally unconstitutional. Um, I think that’s what that means. PA Supreme Court just ruled all election changes, and therefore their whole election was totally illegal, unconstitutional, fraudulent. What do you think Republicans should do about that, say “Aw Shucks”? What should Texas do who correctly brought suit to the Supreme Court and far-Left justice Kavanaugh wouldn’t hear the most important case since Marbury vs Madison? Texas just has to say, “We don’t care if all the other states have election rigging that means our guy can never win, we’ll just be ruled by a fraudulent, unelected President, outlawing guns and ruining our oil business forever, oh well”? Oh and who, P.S. is arresting all opposition leaders one by one right now, Ukraine style? Or should Texas decide their President by executive decree, send the news to Congress and wait for PA and WA to sue them instead? Maybe “Special Police Action” by Texas to straighten out Arizona’s election fraud?

    So where do you think this goes now?

    Well for my part, it’s not going where we think it will, that’s for sure. I’m just glad this can come out so we can see it all at last and decide. We’re not in the driver’s seat. I suspect Russia isn’t either. We’re all just calling plays and taking them to the field.

    Zelenskyy called the losses “painful” but said Ukrainians “have to hold on.”

    …Some men are still remain alive. And 100% of Ukrainian oligarchs. We have to just hold on until we can fix that, then start on the women.

    “Some military families have been forced to organize donation drives to send medical supplies and military equipment to the front lines.”

    Because Ukraine and U.S. are the same country, we did this as well back in Iraq. Remember bake sales to get bulletproof vests and dragonskin because our $1 TRILLION dollar military couldn’t be bothered to buy vests and shells? Then in perfect government fashion, they confiscated the dragonskin for being TOO EFFECTIVE. It saves lives: can’t have that.

    “EU Leaders to Grant Ukraine Candidate Status in Blow to Putin (G.)”

    Signaling. I’m sorry: why would Putin care again? Did it disable a tank? So one moronic, useless, helpless area is joining another moronic, useless, helpless area and this matters why?

    Ukraine is going through hell for a simple reason: its desire to join the EU,”

    In #Oppositeland maybe. No, it is going through hell because it DIDN’T want to join the EU. And without new colonies to hypothecate Europe would collapse. When Yanukovich refused the EU’s s—t deal and turned East – not joining, just mildly sticking with their #1 trading partner – Nuland sent in a coup to topple the government and install someone who would, arming Nazis who immediately killed civilians and hiring snipers to shoot police and protesters alike at a rally. Both open facts. So Ukraine did NOT join the EU, nor according to the representative democratic system, desire to. So therefore the EU held a coup and FORCED them to which led to the secession of the Donbass, Kiev outlawing Russian, shelling 15,000 citizens for 8 years, and the present war.

    You see why I say “If they said it, it’s a lie.”

    The policies destroy [all black] people, and, ultimately, I think, we’re going to destroy the very thing that allows us to have liberty and to have a free society.”

    Helping!!! Just like White man “Helped” all the Indians down on the Rez.

    “some of the things that still are problematic, like bad education, unsafe neighborhoods, drugs, alcohol, breakdown in families, it seems like these are things that we warned about back then.”

    Yes, but just since 1960: 60 years straight. Bor-ing! What a square! Note all these things are ALSO under THEIR control, not the government’s. The government certainly is after you, but you can also refuse and cut them out. Be like the Orthodox Jews or Amish or something, don’t talk to, take from, or interact with these gol-durned do-gooder, “Helpers”. Support your Black churches and your families. You’ll thank me later when you still exist as a person and a culture.

    “Private citizens have filed requests under the Freedom of Information Act. Not a single one has been responded to.”

    This is a basic violation of civil rights, and why it cannot be tolerated. They need to be fired, and arrested, as far up as it needs to go to make a permanent change. This is why those other laws are “Rights” which means the government has zero choice and latitude in them. If they have latitude of a pin-head, they will simply say “Denied” 100% of the time. It’s easier.

    Note, they don’t even need to “Steal” the election, just muddy it. In fact, it’s better. Then the present government becomes the “Legitimate” one forever while they “investigate” events they themselves committed and the other guy is seditious for complaining or asking questions. You know: like now, only more.

    “It’s unconstitutional to have the federal government take authority that belongs to the states”

    Hahahahahahaha! I won’t have to worry, I can die laughing! They haven’t followed the Constitution in 100 years. And they don’t care what States’ authority is. Practically the whole Federal government exists by overruling it, mostly over “Interstate Commerce” law which went from a dirt track to a loophole to drive a truck through, to a road so wide they’ve paved the nation from Mexico to Canada, 100,000,000,000,000 lanes wide. Looks like our present court is no better and isn’t going to re-establish the constitution in their lifetimes either.

    to show how former President Donald Trump refused to accept his electoral defeat.”

    …Unless he was right. How do you know it was a defeat? Because Adam Schiff and CNN said so? But we MUST NEVER LOOK. That’s how we know he was wrong, by never looking. Telepathically. And all articles begin with this premise. WHY? As a reporter surely when someone calls in a tip and says something happened, we say “Why not?” and “I’ll ask around and find out.” They very, very explicitly do not and arrest anyone who does. Removing the credentials, then the financial payment systems of any African reporters who ask.

    errors, which are so blatant as to seem like intentional”

    What? Experts making Errors that can only be intentional lies? When did this start? Follow the (fake, made up, error’ed) #Science. Yes, but only for every number and every statement they’ve ever released. RoundUp: Safe as Water™ Science = Money. Own the #Money, own the #Science.

    Again, like the election, the purpose is to UNDERMINE INSTITUTIONS. Undermine human trust. Prevent us from using these hierarchies of power from increasing and improving our lives and defending ourselves FROM THEM. That’s why corruption is so dangerous. Yes, we need a police force. But what if the policemen are worse than the criminals? (Already there: police kill people regularly and civil forfeiture is higher than burglary) Then you need an ANTI-police force which can only civil war with the EXISTING police force? …Or you could remove the #Corruption from your hearts. And stop tolerating it in yourself and others. Bor-ing! What a yawn, you Square! You want to be edgy, a bad boy, a rebel, not some churchgoing Andy Griffith, white as the sun and twice as lame. Who wants #laws and #rules? Who wants morality setting limits on what I want to do?

    Corrupting the institutions is a means to corrupt #US. Because generally we need to interact with them. But note, for us no less than the Black Community, it’s US who can stop it. With choices in our lives and hearts.


    Orders for small container ships is rising, I wonder what the shipping companies know or think they know?
    TEU (twenty foot equivalent units).

    “Since late 2020, owners’ interest in contracting ships smaller than 8,000 TEU has increased significantly and at 1.9 million TEU, the current order book is five times larger than at its low 19 months ago,” says Niels Rasmussen, Chief Shipping Analyst at BIMCO.

    Boost in orders for ships below 8,000 TEU drives order book to 17.3% of fleet


    Good ideas Charles and you know it’s too late!

    “The Kobayashi Maru is a very apt description of both the U.S. and the global economies, which are currently running a real-world no-win scenario called “Profits, Infinite Growth, Low Inflation, Full Employment.” (PIGLIFE). To win in the PIGLIFE scenario, you need permanent expansion of GDP, consumption, profits and employment and a permanently low limit on inflation. Anything less and you lose.”

    Veracious Poet


    With choices in our lives and hearts.

    “Choices” are for the most part impermanent without an underlying mores of ethics & morals.

    How ya gonna do that in the midst of a multicultural tempest of mass formation psychosis?

    When The Owners & The Anointed are dissembling, murdering sociopaths, well versed & deliberate in the Art of Divide & Conquer?

    Easier said than done, to any real reality effect…

    And don’t forget about the high sanctum of Feelings 🙄


    It was game over the moment human beings invented nuclear weapons. Extinction guaranteed. Only a question of timing.

    As for the genetic mumbo jumbo, that’s just the Dr.Frankensteins pulling wings off flies for their pleasure.


    The winners can rewrite history
    Change is in the air

    If the leaders were leading, there would never be any wars.
    If the leader did not tell lies they would not be the leaders
    Leaders are manipulators.

    “The break with the West and the ‘obsolete geopolitical illusions’ of its elite’s superiority complex, essentially a form of Nazism, is irreversible.”

    Myths from the Past and the Third Incarnation of Russia since 1721

    Myths from the Past and the Third Incarnation of Russia since 1721
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    By Batiushka for The Saker Blog
    The puppeteer’s strings are visible
    • Joe Biden Flashes Official Cheat Sheet: ‘YOU Take YOUR Seat’ (JTN)

    Let the show begin
    First came Assange then came Trump
    • Prosecuting Trump: Being A Jerk Isn’t Criminal (Turley)
    In the USA, the Electoral College elect the president.


    “floating Liquified Natural Gas terminals”…
    It’s almost as if they forget they are fomenting a war in their own backyard.



    The Fish rots from the head down


    John Day

    Last night WES quoth: “Joe isn’t too worried about the November 2022 mid-term elections.
    The federal government has taken active control of all state election commissions.
    In November Americans will find this out.
    But it will be too late to do anything about it.”

    It’s all the rage this morning, too, due to that story Ilargi posted.

    Another Civil War? I’m not being facetious.
    Texas has a gold depository. This story from last year says it may lose money. What I hear from a friend with inside-knowledge is that the New York Fed is making excuses and won’t let Texas have her gold bullion.
    Remember DeGaulle getting France’s gold until there was no more to be gotten? Everybody remembers that.
    “The University of Texas/Texas A&M Investment Management Co., which handles the schools’ endowment, owned hundreds of millions of dollars’ worth of gold as an investment, stored for a fee in a New York City vault. A state-owned depository “will repatriate $1 billion of gold bullion from the Federal Reserve in New York to Texas,” Gov. Greg Abbott said.”

    I have been musing about capitulations in history recently. There must be complete emotional capitulation by those who make decisions before a corrupted and broken system can be discarded and a new, more functional system can be constructed from the ground up, which is how functional systems are constructed, from the functional end first, not the elite-executive suites.

    NOBODY appears to feel the despair yet. Nobody sees capitulation as an option yet.
    How can this play out?

    I have been expecting attempts to create artificial-bottoms, artificial capitulations, and then drive the human dynamic into another bull-market, like after March 2020 stock market crash.
    I have considered that the midterm-elections could be such a false-bottom, and there could be a handover to “the new boss, same as the old boss”, like Trump in 2024.
    This would continue the same system, with some adjustments and house-cleaning, so all the “stakeholders” could be assured of renewed faith while theings stayed similar for their ownership interests.

    I have thought that such a ruse would not possibly work to create a real bottom, but the temptation to try it must be high.

    The temptation to double-down again is bound to be higher, as the federal-vote-rigging story points out. It federal vote rigging fails, then maybe a false-capitulation and handover of the reins to the Republicant party could get “laigs” as we call them here. That seems like a stretch.

    It seems more likely that there will be fractionation. the Texas Republicant party also voted a Succession-referendum into their platform. Big-Talk as usual, but a flash-point may be reached.
    I’m actually seeing a lot of signs that Texas breaking away could work. Who would join Texas? The whole Gulf-Coast, including Florida? Oklahoma? New Mexico? Colorado?
    Prob’ly not all of them, right? NASA likes Texas a lot. Texas Likes Musk a lot.

    Can Texas erect immigration barriers to Chicago? You can’t come here if you don’t have a job?
    Just musing. No answers. Fog of war. Being in history unfolding is different from studying the past.


    The white supremacists are ignoring …. the BRICS Summit
    (a person who believes that a particular group, especially one determined by race, religion, or sex, is superior and should therefore dominate society)

    BRICS Summit

    BRICS Summit
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    Key points of 14th BRICS Summit Beijing declaration
    The leaders underscored their adherence to sovereignty and territorial integrity of all countries and advocated a world without nuclear weapons

    Figmund Sreud

    Canada’s autocratic ruler – with next to zero political credibility – on unvaxxed Canadians today, … while leaving to visit Rwanda, out of all the places in the world:

    Justin Trudeau says people who chose not to be vaccinated against COVID-19 must accept the consequences of those decisions, including lost employment and restricted access to transportation and other services.

    “It was their choice and nobody ever was going to force anyone into doing something they don’t want to do,” the prime minister said in an interview with CBC Radio’s The House airing on Saturday.

    “But there are consequences when you don’t. You cannot choose to put at risk your co-workers. You cannot choose to put at risk the people sitting beside you on an airplane,”Trudeau said before leaving for international summits in Africa and Europe.

    Trudeau defends vax mandates, Emergencies Act decision, in interview

    … what a phlunkin’ tinpot country this Canada became under this dump truck!



    There she goes.


    The magician think that the people are fooled and diverted from seeing the social/economic problems.
    2.nd amendment
    Supreme court overturns Roe v Wade


    Justin Trudeau caused, “The freedom Movement”

    Michael Reid

    Thanks John Day

    It’s Not a Turndown, It’s a Takedown – Catherine Austin Fitts

    D Benton Smith

    I just read a clip over on Zero Hedge which in all earnestness and no sense of irony, reported that more and more American consumers are becoming genuinely worried about how all this galloping inflation might hurt the future purchasing power of their “savings.”

    OMG! “Where to start”, right?

    I may have grossly overestimated basal intelligence and underestimated the stupidity of “American Savers”.

    Maybe the place to start is to inform (if that is even possible) those “Savers” that having temporary access privileges to a less-than-flimsy electronic receipt confirming one’s balance of electronically credited “money” in a government controlled financial institution is not money. It’s about as far from being “money” as “money” is from the being the actual tangible things that money tries to symbolically represent.

    Luckily for these “savers” they are unlikely to experience any rude awakening. . . . . because once somebody is THAT unconscious awakening is practically impossible. Divine intervention from a benevolent God is pretty much their only hope.

    John Day

    @Zerosum: I’m pretty certain that in Texas Vladimir Putin is a “white guy”, though not a “good-ole-boy”, though he could be in time, if he lived here and did right…

    John Day

    I’m not sure that Congress should enact legislation regarding access to medical procedures, b ut it is a better venue than the Supreme Court.
    This is a fundamentally stressful and inherently unfair-to-somebody issue.

    John Day

    @FS: Justin(e) Trudeau may be scoring own-goals and yet remaining oblivious in a seductively reinforcing narcissistic-bubble.

    This might be ok, just fine…

    D Benton Smith


    Yeah. We may in fact need to set up special acute care mental hospitals and long term care facilities for the expected influx of politicians, bankers and academics as reality takes over drives mass formation psychosis (and psychopathy) off the playing field.

    Oh! Wait ! We’ve already got them. They’re called prisons.

    John Day

    “Over 3 tons” of Russian gold moved into Switzerland in May and nobody claims responsibility.
    None of the big bullion dealers bought it…

    The article above talks about Russia putting it there as collateral for a loan, like a trad-guaranty with India for some really big purchase, but the article does not mention that it could be deposited in Switzerland for the coming-out party of “The Golden Ruble”.
    It could.
    It might be that… It’s got my attention.

    Mr. House


    Not sure why Russia would do that, when the gold could be “confiscated” by the holiest of systems known as the “west”.

    John Day

    @ Mr. House: “Without Russian Involvement” is the key term here:

    ‘Golden Ruble’: Russian Think-Tank Proposes Stablecoin To Overcome Western Sanctions
    ..The measure is supposed to protect the golden ruble from US-led attempts to undermine its trading properties and value.
    While it is not clear if the proposed coin will be convertible to the precious metal – a practice long abandoned by most fiat monies -, the VEB.RF noted that the golden ruble would be specifically designed for international trade and not intra-state use.
    Furthermore, it should be tradable by third countries without Russian involvement.–1096572076.html


    @ Veracious Poet wrote:

    “How ya gonna do that in the midst of a multicultural tempest of mass formation psychosis?”

    Would not ‘marketing”, taught at our highest learning institutions as a career option, be the same? Of course. Would not our old pal Marx have some insight into the ‘market economy’ being the base of society? Good observation but for myself I believe, as Dr. D, that I still have choice….perhaps suicidal in the view of some but none the less mine. Winston Smith death wish….?

    For all the years I have been coming here Dr. D makes his call to arms every morning like clock work. That call was why I came here. Actions speak louder than words, was my mother wrong?

    John Day

    @D Benton Smith: Minimally regulated halfway-houses or group-homes (“crash pads”) would be a more cost effective option than hospitals for the populations which you mention.
    “Less restrictive environment”, too.

    John Day

    This story from last August says Texas sold her gold, did not own any at the time of the writing. If gold was not forthcoming from the nY Fed, as myfriend said, then selling paper gold would be appropriate.

    “Accounts at the TXBD
    The state of Texas currently does not own any bullion. The University of Texas and Texas A&M systems owned more than $860 million in gold when TxBD started, but those assets have since been liquidated.”


    not a “good-ole-boy”, is just another level of being racist/not equal/not an enlightened/not appointed to rule

    John Day

    Ukraine now has HIMARS long range multiple launch rocket systems from the US, with range to 50 miles (as supplied)

    If I were a Russian general, which I am obviously not, I might want the very best possible minute-to-minute tracking of these devices, with target tracking, in order to hit the first one that fires a salvo before the salvo hits the targets, for dramatic effect.
    I would want video, too, but that might be too much to ask, maybe not…

    John Day

    @Zerosum: “Not a good-ole-boy” does not preclude one from attaining that standing in time, and with appropriate behavior, as I specified.
    Good-ole-boys can be black, too.


    Roe has Waded out to Sea and been aborted, a real SeaChange

    Constitutional Carry and the right to defend oneself affirmed !

    Libtards- We want “Abortion on Demand” , everyone force ‘vaccinated’ and masked, including children. (who cannot defend themselves). No citizen defending themselves because Daddy Government and the Police (whom we defunded due to abuse) will protect us. Govern us harder Daddy !!! Govern us harder Daddy so we can protest against you and demand you protect us. We also demand our Children be non-binary trans-gender indoctrinated so our pedophile rulers can Rape them again and again on Epstein Island. Because you know, “my body my choice”. Oh and we ‘Stand with Ukraine’ , send more weapon$ and ammo Daddy Govt.

    Liberal ‘feminists’ went all deaf, dumb and blind every time I brought up my body/my choice re mandatory jabs, job loss, and show me your papers- now they can all eat tampons, if they can find them.

    Civil war is on, it just hasn’t gone hot, Yet.

    The Night of the Coat Hangers has begun.

    John Day

    The story from the Russian perspective
    The Russian MoD released a very interesting additional statement, beyond their usual factual briefings. It reads as follows:

    ◽️Successful offensive of Russian units towards Lugansk within 5 days has resulted in the liberation of Loskutovka, Podlesnoye, Mirnaya Dolina, Shchebkaryer, Vrubovka, Nyrkovo, Nikiolayevka, Novoivanovka, Ustinovka and Ray-Aleksandrovka.

    ◽️Group of Ukrainian units has been completely isolated near Gorskoye and Zolotoye.

    ◽️This pocket has encircled 4 battalions: 3rd Mechanised Battalion of 24th Mechanised Brigade, 15th Mountain Assault Battalion of 128th Mountain Assault Brigade, 42nd Mechanised Infantry Battalion of 57th Mechanised Infantry Brigade, 70th Battalion of 101st Territorial Defence Brigade, as well as an artillery group of 57th Mechanised Infantry Brigade, a group of Nazis from Right Sector organisation and a detachment of foreign mercenaries.

    📊 In total, the Gorskoye pocket has isolated up to 2,000 people: about 1,800 servicemen, 120 Nazis from Right Sector, up to 80 foreign mercenaries, as well as over 40 armoured combat vehicles and about 80 guns and mortars.

    ◽️41 servicemen abandoned their resistance and surrendered voluntarily just over the past 24 hours.

    ◽️According to the prisoners, the encircled Ukrainian units are exhausted. The units are currently manned by less than 40%. Higher Ukrainian command has lost control over these units. Armament, munitions, fuel and other logistic supply is completely stopped.

    ◽️Russian troops are straitening the Gorskoye encirclement by launching uninterrupted attacks at the enemy. Half of Zolotoye had been taken under control over yesterday.

    ◽️The enemy suffers considerable losses in other directions, too.

    💥High-precision attacks of Russian Aerospace Forces at three bases of foreign mercenaries in Nikolayev, Golitsyno (Nikolayev region) and Oleshki (Kharkov region) have resulted in the elimination of more than 200 ‘soldiers of fortune’ and up to 100 Ukrainian nationalists.

    ◽️Desertion and refusals to be involved in operations are becoming widespread in the Armed Forces of Ukraine (AFU). Over 30 Ukrainian servicemen from one of the battalions of 25th Airborne Brigade have abandoned their positions and personal weapons near Aleksandropol (Donetsk People’s Republic).

    ◽️To replenish the losses in manpower, Ukrainian command are forced to form separate rifle battalions formed by untrained, mobilised citizens in each region towards Donetsk and Lugansk.

    This tells the story in full and no more comment is required.



    Guy Mettan has written an article about Zelensky, good, trans. from Voltaire Net.

    Dr. Volodymyr & Mr. Zelensky: the dark side of the Ukrainian president.

    Here a classic article re. Yougoslavia, Serbia

    Europe died in Pristina, March 2017, Adara Press

    Europe died in Pristina [Kosovo] | Jacques Hogard

    The EU lost its cred right there, forward, see Greece for ex. It is now limping along skating on old tropes, trying to save itself by hyper-Atlanticism, fake inclusions, big mistakes.

    An article good for passing on, by Russel Blaylock, published in the National Library of Medecine.

    COVID UPDATE: What is the truth? April 2022.


    …… For the first time in American history a president, governors, mayors, hospital administrators and federal bureaucrats are determining medical treatments based not on accurate scientifically based or even experience based information, but rather to force the acceptance of special forms of care and “prevention”—including remdesivir, use of respirators and ultimately a series of essentially untested messenger RNA vaccines. For the first time in history medical treatment, protocols are not being formulated based on the experience of the physicians treating the largest number of patients successfully, but rather individuals and bureaucracies that have never treated a single patient—including Anthony Fauci, Bill Gates, EcoHealth Alliance, the CDC, WHO, state public health officers and hospital administrators. [23,38] ……

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