Debt Rattle March 14 2022


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    a kullervo

    ”Buy a 2nd freezer, and stock it. Soon.”

    “Media Isn’t Warning You” That US Careening Towards Food Crisis (ZH)

    It’d better be a pot-in-pot refrigerator.


    In addition
    the homo sapiens sapiens ecological role is to perform a major overhaul of the planet’s surface. so that other life forms can use the necessary ingredient that got buried by plate movements/tectonic and therefore, life can benefit from the release of those ingredients that are necessary for life.


    The Empire of Lies is powered by the Professional Manager Class.

    The Brown Nosers to the Pathocrats.

    They look down their collective noses at any and all ‘beneath’ their hallowed station in life.

    They do not fancy themselves as cotton pickers shuckin’ and jivin in the fields.

    Dr D has mentioned the PMC quite often. I thought a different historic perspective would be interesting.

    The Professional Manager Class of China circa 1966

    This is what the cultural revolution looked like going after the PMC.

    Chinese proto-yuppies of the 1960’s.

    The ones in the photo are the lucky ones. they’re still alive, many were not as fortunate.



    I agree with zerosum and kullervo: “Humans are not meant to be ecological stewards.”

    We aren’t even good stewards of our own species, thinking we have the ability to provide good stewardship of any part of this planet is laughable. We’re just here to release the fossil fuels and do some other overhauling, as kullervo pointed out. We’re getting closer all the time to annihilating ourselves so it should be over soon.

    John Day

    Preparing For Less (pictured with fresh-spinach quiches)

    We have all exited the era of fossil-fuel driven exponential growth of our human population and the industrial economy which is our life support system.

    This has not officially been announced yet.

    We are seeing increased cost of fuel, factory-farmed food, and manufactured goods, as supplies become erratic and uncertain going forward.

    Those who command the western liberal economic system are threatened uniquely, because they have put the rest of us in a situation to take the majority of the real-world losses as the system implodes. The “owners” reasonably fear the backlash against them when this happens.

    They need to preemptively assume further emergency powers, martial-law type powers, to protect them from revolt from threat-factions such as “home-grown-white-supremacist-MAGA-terrorists”.

    The COVID-Pandemic narrative stalled out. It never worked as quickly and efficiently as planned. An unanticipated threat-to-ownership has arisen from the growing public awareness of “vaccine” deaths and crippling side effects, after so many were forced to receive them and allow their children to be injected with them.

    The WAR! narrative is all powerful, and can be escalated to sweep this under the rug by ramping up current fear levels. The problem with war, actual war, is that those in power run the very real risk of losing power if “they are on the wrong side of history”, as I believe our current elite global financial-capitalist value-extracting class is.

    They can only worsen the declining resource and declining wealth situation for the many in order to maintain their position atop a shrinking total global economy.

    They need a lot of faithful military and faithful police and faithful local political machines to do this. All of these groups are made up mostly of the class of people who are set to be dealt the major blows of hurt, and to take financial and human losses.

    The sooner this class is forced to capitulate, the less harm they will be forced to bring upon everybody else.

    The $US financial system is their format for extraction of wealth from the world. Iit is huge, (almost) all-pervasive and completely established.

    This is being used to punish Russia by the $US system defaulting on the $US that the Russian central bank holds, refusing to honor those US dollars.

    This selective default on a currency to harm another country, which uses that currency, makes the currency suspect to all who would use it, since it contains a death-switch that can be thrown from afar without any legal process. Using this against Iran was somewhat more subtle, and against Venezuela, and their oil could somehow be substituted in global markets, to garner support.

    Now we see that China, India, Brazil, Saudi Arabia and India are not supporting these moves. These are critical large economies with lots of citizens and with other options for global trade. Saudi Arabia has been critical to support of the Petro-Dollar regime since America had to default on the gold standard.

    It seems that there is much talk of a “commodity based eastern currency system”. Gold, oil, wheat, soybeans, coal, iron, and manufactured goods are all “commodities”. Such a system could be activated this year. Already sub-systems have been activated to trade with Russia in Rubles/Yuan, and Rubles/Rupees, for instance.

    In the near term, our threat as humans seems to come from the death throes of a global financial-military regime, whose owners fear its citizens enough to kill any number of them. In the longer term, we are directly threatened by the collapse of this form of global financial capitalism. We can do a lot better than this, reduce military spending, which is very destructive to the world, using resources to kill people and bomb infrastructure.

    However, we need to regroup during an absolute and rapid decline in wealth. This will be even more rapid in the US, which will not get commodities-for-dollars from the world, and will need to export resources and goods that it now takes for granted for domestic consumption.

    Peaceful prepping with food stocks and a vegetable garden, cash and cargo-bikes, and being debt-free, with healthy social relationships seems sane and prudent.

    We are low on cash, but not letting it stop us…

    John Day

    Briefings by the Russian Defense Ministry​ 3/14/21 and fairly brief, no maps…


    ​Much more extensive is the Russian government statement on humanitarian relief work in Ukraine. Azov Battalion and related Ukrainian military in Mariupol has been suppressed enough for humanitarian relief convoys to bring supplies in and to evacuate residents and wounded out.


    Moon of Alabama (Germany) has the story about the frequent and recurrent hints of a Russian chemical-weapons attack coming, and the western response that will follow.

    This seems like fairly blatant foreshadowing. “Blame Russia” is the operational plan for anything that happens. Russia has no reason at all to use chemical weapons, and every reason to avoid it, as did the government of Syria a few years ago when false-flag attacks by western-funded anti-Syrian groups killed loyal Syrian citizens and blamed it on the Assad government forces.

    Ukraine – Officials Announce False Flag Attack – Sanctions Hit Back

    ​Eric Zuesse has this detailed investigation of the threats to Ukrainian President Zelensky’s life, which are not new, but are ongoing.

    Why did Vladimir Putin (Probably) Save Volodymyr Zelensky’s Life?

    Tom Luongo looks at the ins and outs of “Money” in the rapidly-degrading $US global financial regime. The “outside money” he speaks of can be thought of as real-economy, while the “inside-money” is cheap central-bank lending to insiders, used to extract value from the real economy. “Paper gold” and “physical gold” are exemplary. This is good, extensive and detailed.

    The Ins and Outs of Whose Money is it Anyway?

    FYI, there are a lot of empty glasses around the world right now and more are being created everyday as the financial system turned predatory after the Lehman Bros. collapse in 2008.

    The Ins and Outs of Whose Money is it Anyway?

    John Day

    ​I’m warning you, though… ​”Media Isn’t Warning You” That US Careening Towards Food Crisis

    ​”Class-Consciousness” from Charles Hugh Smith​ (Know what class you will fall into. It’s useful for planning.)

    Serf-Expression​ ​
    ​[​Eventually the “flock of timid and industrious animals” changes their minds about how much exploitation by the few is acceptable.​]​
    ​ ​You may have noticed the news flow beyond the hot war in Ukraine is largely focused on capital: financial capital (markets, liquidity, interest rates, commodities, central bank tightening, etc.) and political capital (geopolitical maneuvering, sanctions, revising energy and defense policies, etc.)
    ​ ​Notice who’s left out, unnoticed and invisible? The serfs, the bottom 90% who have been decapitalized in the developed world and exploited in the developing world for the past 45 years.
    ​ ​With capital ascendant, the vast majority of financial and political gains flowed to the top tier of speculative capital (banks and billionaires) while the purchasing power of labor (i.e. wages) has been in a 45-year descent. (See chart below)
    ​ ​This disemboweling of labor transferred $50 trillion from labor to capital in the U.S. alone. Financialization and globalization devalued labor and working-class assets such as savings and boosted leveraged speculative bets only available to financiers and corporations…

    ​Thanks for this, Tessa:

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    Formerly T-Bear

    The UK Supreme Court on Monday rejected Julian Assange’s appeal of the decision to extradite him to the US, where the WikiLeaks co-founder faces espionage charges. It is now up to Home Secretary Priti Patel to authorize the extradition.

    Third time posting w/o url. Nice freedom of speech you got there.

    Formerly T-Bear

    More news from those who are cancelled:

    A drone bearing no markings was discovered by a farmer in northern Romania, not far from the border with Ukraine. The NATO member country’s officials are now investigating the incident, which follows last week’s drone crash in nearby Croatia.

    Police and prosecutors descended on Bistrita-Nasaud county in Transylvania on Monday, after a villager found the aircraft in a field near his house, local media reported.

    Needless to say but anyway: This could be the attack on OTAN that lose the God’s of War. Are you prepared for Armageddon yet? Only one false motion and it starts. Get limber so you can kiss your ass g-by.


    Your leaders, with the help of snobs and news media, are doing this to 811 million hungry people

    Don’t believe all the USA propaganda
    A hunger catastrophe
    Conflict, COVID, the climate crisis and rising costs have combined in 2022 to create jeopardy for the world’s 811 million hungry people

    Unprecedented needs
    marching towards starvation
    As 811 million people go to bed hungry every night, the number of those facing acute food insecurity has more than doubled – from 135 million to 276 million – since 2019. A total of 44 million people in 38 countries are teetering on the edge of famine.

    This seismic hunger crisis has been caused by a deadly combination of four factors.

    Conflict is still the biggest driver of hunger, with 60 percent of the world’s hungry living in areas afflicted by war and violence. Events unfolding in Ukraine are further proof of how conflict feeds hunger, forcing people out of their homes and wiping out their sources of income.
    Climate shocks destroy lives, crops and livelihoods, undermine people’s ability to feed themselves, and have displaced 30 million from their homes globally in 2020.
    The economic consequences of the COVID-19 pandemic are driving hunger to unprecedented levels.
    And, last but not least, the costs of reaching people in need is rising: the price WFP is paying for food up 30 percent compared to 2019 and the cost of delivering that food has risen by an additional US$42 million a month, compared to that same year.




    Its not even “the pot calling the kettle black” comparison


    10. UKRAINE EMERGENCY – (Russia)

    Veracious Poet

    Old Mother Hubbard
    Went to the Cupboard,
    To give the poor child a scone;
    When she came there,
    The Cupboard was bare,
    And so the poor child had none.

    She went to the Bankster’s
    To borrow money for Bread;
    When she came back
    The child was dead!

    She went to the Apparatchiks
    To report him no more;
    When she came back
    The bankster was laughing.


    It’s a wonderful day in the neighborhood, can you say Dedollarization?

    A new global currency based on RESOURCES

    from Reminiscence of the Future

    March 14 – Sputnik. The member states of the Eurasian Economic Union (EAEU) and China will develop a project for an independent international monetary and financial system.

    This was agreed upon by the participants in the economic dialogue “A New Stage of Monetary, Financial and Economic Cooperation between the EAEU and the PRC. Global Transformations: Challenges and Solutions”, which was held on March 11 via videoconference.

    It is envisaged that the system will be based on a new international currency, which will be calculated as an index of the national currencies of the participating countries and commodity prices.

    The first draft will be submitted for discussion by the end of March. As Sergei Glazyev, Minister for Integration and Macroeconomics of the EEC, emphasized, China was the first in the world to move to the stage of national economic recovery.

    Well, isn’t it peculiar, right?

    Resources based currency.

    Who would have thought, right?

    Nah, I am being facetious. It was coming and now it is being developed as a concrete project.

    In general, it is a fascinating topic to research in terms of correlation of resources, physical economy and military power as the main drivers of the geopolitics in the 21st century and as the explanation of the decline of the US Dollar because of that.

    I am talking, of course, about serious research and not by the US “think-tanks”–those people are academic frauds and know shit about the world outside. Expected from political “scientists” and other, as our friend Arctic Fox says, people with “soft degrees”.


    Veracious Poet

    Veracious Poet

    I hope this means that Natural Rights are starting to be taken seriously…

    COLUMBUS, Ohio — As of June 12, you no longer need a permit or training to carry a concealed handgun in Ohio.

    Gov. Mike DeWine on Monday signed Republican-backed legislation to allow people in the state to carry a concealed handgun without a permit or training and no longer require them to proactively tell law enforcement during traffic stops that they’re armed.

    Senate Bill 215, which takes effect in 90 days, allows anyone 21 or older to carry a concealed firearm unless state or federal law prohibits them from possessing a gun. Ohio will become the 23rd state to allow conceal-carry in public without needing a license, according to the National Rifle Association’s Institute for Legislative Action. Ohio currently requires conceal-carry applicants to take eight hours of training and pass a background check.

    those darned kids
    those darned kids

    She was responsible, but really someone else was. “No one could have known,” she exclaims, except, of course, the hundreds of thousands of us amateurs who did, in fact, know, and were censored and called science-hating anti-vaxxers for our troubles.

    Taking responsibility is a measure of character, which makes me question why this person was ever promoted into this position in the first place. Weak people like Scott Adams and this CDC person are just a reflection of society as a whole, but once the famous and leaders of society do not have sufficient character to operate as a member of a society then what happens? Society disintegrates into what?


    @oxymoron said …

    I’m not racist but I most certainly admit to being classist.

    I have had so many of those experiences I cannot recount them all, people confident that they can tell you what they think and be equally confident that what you think is wrong. No room for discussion, no room for listening to you past the first sin “unvaxxed” or “pro Russia” and certainly no working out where there is common ground. These people do not think for themselves, they make money by being obedient to the system and as such they must be seen to attack anyone who questions the system: that way their career is secure as is their end of year bonus.

    I now just take the piss out of them as they are basically very stupid and nothing annoys them more than having a gut feeling that you are taking the piss out of them but they cannot quite work out how you are taking the piss.



    Rich people make their money within the system, they know that what they earn depends on them being seen to support the system, that is how they get promoted, that is how they win contracts. If they start voicing concerns about the system then they will quickly fall out of favour and will lose that pay rise or bonus. They have made the decision to swim in bullshit but earn a good living than voice their own opinions and live a poor life.

    Look at Djokovic: as soon as he comes out against vaccinations he is removed from all open championships and will probably not play another professional game. That is what rich people are afrad of, so they go along with the system.

    Look at hos they treated Sir Russell Coutts who turned up to and supported the Wellington protestors

    Figmund Sreud

    “… The crisis in Ukraine is just the latest example of an opportunity to point out the wrongs committed by the U.S. and its partners. No one should shrink from doing so, not even when whataboutism is used as a pejorative instead of as the badge of honor that it is.“

    In Praise of ‘Whataboutism’

    In Praise of ‘Whataboutism’


    Thanks, John Day. My cataract surgeon wants me to use gatifloxacin drops. It’s the worst of the fluoroquinolones- banned in all forms but eye drops.
    I approach the world of medicine with much greater caution than I used to.

    those darned kids

    an excellent summary of the deleterious effects of public relations on the art of medicine:

    those darned kids

    i approach the world of medicine with a 39½ foot pole nowadays..


    That missile strike at the Peace Keeping base seems to have taken more than a few souls. Lots of contractors it seems. They will start being discovered missing soon. Three British so far. US is next to fess up. Brazilians don’t count.

    Mariopol seems to be yielding some civilians finally. Russians are clearly taking their time to clear out the neo-nazis. The Ukrainian army is not going anywhere! They are in Hotel California! They can check out any time they want, but they can’t leave! Per the US Pentagon, the Russians are only flying 200 sorties a day!

    I have concluded that Putin is the most “responsible person” in Washington, DC!
    Putin is responsible for everything bad that happens; like inflation, high gas prices, Ukrainian invasion, food shortages, etc! So Putin is the only adult in town!

    Washington is having a private conference call with the prez of Ukraine to divie up the $14 billion in aid. It is a big club and you ain’t in it! So no money for you!

    A Ukrainian chemical false flag operation should happen any day now.

    Clearly covid false flag operations are happening as we speak.


    Regarding that Chinese nickel short.

    The London Metal Exchange has done exactly what I said they would!
    Change the rules! Yup! The LME has ring fenced the problem.
    The banks won’t issue any more margin calls.
    The Chinese guy will keep his shorts.
    Everybody is now going about business as usual as if the problem doesn’t exist!
    So they are all pretending!


    @willem Thanks I have been using Brave for my browser but haven’t tried the search. I wi;l give them both a go.

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