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    Pablo Picasso Still life with fruit basket 1942   • It Seems Russia Won’t Require a Winter Offensive to Win the War (PCR) • Cruisin’ for a Bruisi
    [See the full post at: Debt Rattle November 28 2022]


    I’m definitely suffering from Nazi-fatigue. And fascism-fatigue. And Scorpion-fatigue. Can’t wait for the bullshit artists to get their just rewards for years (decades) of deceit, propaganda and tyranny.

    I know, we all have to endure the corruption and lies and propaganda and tyranny a bit longer before their house-of-cards collapses as a natural consequence of all the deceit and fraud and fakery.

    For those interested in the concept of human cooperation versus competition, there is clear evidence that protohumans cooperated at least 1.8 million years ago. An almost toothless hominid lived long enough for gum sockets to close over, presumably because a close relative chewed food for that hominid well into old age.

    Also, the manufacture of tools going back at least 2 million years.

    Just think, 3 million years in the making, and just over 300 years to destroy those 3 million years of evolution. (65 million years if we start the count from the shrew-like mammals that lived through the aftermath of the asteroid impact; around 500 million years if we count from the first vertebrate species.)

    All taken down by corruption and greed and institutionalised evil.


    The China situation interests me. The protests from a style or form point of view are a mutational adaptation to selection pressure. If a system (the hive or body politic) can’t risk the danger of individual suffering because it weakens the group morale then it creates non-protest for the group. It induces confusion in the minds of the oppressive external force.
    Individuals who act out are punished but groups are having success and I believe this may have real consequences for the Gov Mafia.
    There are so many people reaching breaking point that system change may bring novel and chaotic responses not able to be anticipated or acted upon by gov.
    What do you do when people walk in circles or wave pieces of white paper on mass? What do you prosecute when people are chanting for more of what you gave them. “MORE LOCKDOWNS, MORE MASKS, MORE DETENTION!!” This is apt to create fear in the party because this in some new cray cray type shit.
    This is not anticipated.

    Natural emergent systems are Mandelbrot sets baby and nature gunna do it’s thing.

    Let’s see how this plays out.

    Dr. D

    “ It Seems Russia Won’t Require a Winter Offensive to Win the War (PCR)”

    They’ve been saying Russia’s out of bullets since day 2 of the campaign. I guess we’ll find out.

    “The UK Defence Ministry has confirmed supplying Ukraine with modern laser-guided Brimstone 2 missiles,”

    But we’re not in the war.

    “Each Brimstone 2 missile reportedly costs about £175,000.”

    A pallet has what? Ten? £2M? Is that above or below the cost of the things they are blowing up?

    “Certain nations are actually providing military aid to Kiev despite publicly denying doing so”

    We know that because they spoke words. Why/how? U.S. money. They don’t hand out units of raw power, i.e. weapons for free. Still at the moment you can’t shut off the U.S. and the Neocons who captured it without shutting off the money.

    “The Hungarian head of state stressed that the parties should return to the negotiating table, diplomatic channels should be opened,”

    Notice it worked to have a mole in each organization. Hungary in the EU. Turkey in NATO. And others. Then it’s very hard to deny you their inside plans and conversations. Weird world, though.

    “They are content with the free speech right of pedophiles to advocate, but not for [former] Presidents”

    Yes. They do. Like the child-beings in “Brave New World,” they believe anything they are told. Then go back to porn. I mean phone, with the blue screen clicking.

    “almost 100% of American print and TV reporters want Assange prosecuted.”

    Which tells you how many are journalists: Zero. Or close to.

    “however, that Europeans “should remember that the people of Ukraine pay with their blood every day.”

    Who? What do I care? We never cared about Russia/Ukraine before.

    ““The best way to support peace is to support [war].”

    It’s now not a gob-smacker, they print it every day. Without irony.

    “weapons … save lives.”

    Go on…tell me more about how many people high explosives save. I’ll pass it on to the NRA and DNC Congress.

    ““very deplorable consequences” for the EU, with up to 20 years of deindustrialization ahead.”

    WEF/Davos/Europe have long declared this is their express goal, by express delivery, ASAP, “whatever it takes”. The faster they cease to be a country, the better they like it. They can indeed save the earth, and then China will conquer them with two jeeps and a catapult, just as Klaus advises. Run by their betters: anyone who isn’t “white.”

    “Food prices in Sweden have jumped by 20% this year, while electricity bills have more than doubled,”

    Annihilating the middle class, as the WEF demanded. If the European Middle Class isn’t destroyed, how can they “Build Back Better”? Why would they consent to universal social passports in a brutal, pan-national police state? This all worked so well in the USSR, they simply MUST continue the glorious revolution. A Worker’s Paradise.

    “The word inside the SEC is that Gensler wants to get much of the work on it done before the new GOP Congress takes over Jan. 3.”

    That’s because the new GOP Congress is going to pin the FTX collapse on him. Right where it belongs. But like all their initiatives, it depends on building an elaborate, multi-phase media story that culminates in “There Is No Alternative” (to giving regulators who caused it all more power) They do not have time to build that public fabrication, and it will collapse in failure.

    “Environmental Social Governance bandwagon by forcing companies to disclose non-financial metrics such as how they are reducing their carbon footprint.”

    Can you imagine the cost of compliance on this one? Another million a year to develop and keep records? Cost of another 20 employees you can’t hire? #Helping! Helping make sure NO ONE in the U.S. is employed. And doing a darn fine job of it!

    The way we buy and sell stocks, the so-called plumbing of the market, is often taken for granted for the simple reason that it works pretty seamlessly even if the process is pretty complex.”

    Yes, but here’s the bad part: IT’S MUCH WORSE THAN FTX. The NYSE has millions of “Fail to Delivers”, NEVER cured, NO stock certificates, dual ownership, and more stocks trading than exist. By hundred millions. This permits raw, naked shorting, to sell stock that you don’t own, and doesn’t exist, and if you’re an insider, vaporize companies illegally. The DTCC system makes Bankman Fried look like a piker. A carnival hack. With a NYSE system this bad, THERE IS NO CREDIBLE STOCK OWNERSHIP. Nor can the system be fixed – ever – as a dozen people probably own the same share, confounded 100x with daily trades over 40 years of open corruption, the insouciant indifference to any accuracy or records.

    THEY NEED THE SYSTEM TO COLLAPSE, even if it takes a nuclear exchange to do it. It can never be cleaned up, all the stocks – and US T Bonds – are gone, corrupted, counterfeited daily, triple-owned. Half the people who started it are dead of old age it’s gone on so long. They’re dancing in front of an empty vault to keep your attention off it. The only solution is a Casino fire and a reboot.

    Build. Back. Better. Where there IS no tracking of ownership because “You’ll own nothing”, and if you get saucy about it, we’ll cut off your food and water in the planet-wide social prison state.

    Here’s the weird part: all these systems will just go on, continue, as their arc carries them. Stocks, which no one under 40 own, and are entirely unreal become a video game casino trading like selling armor inside “World of Warcraft”. At the same time, the UN-real video game reality of Crypto, becomes the “Real” thing, a real market interfacing with trading goods and services, in the weirdest reversal imaginable. If there are two timelines, and one is funnier, stupider, and less likely, that’s the reality that will be true. At the same time, we will have banking as an islanded system, slowly fading, mortgages as a fire-walled system, fading, etc. Into a Jacksonian world of 1,000 currencies, each issued by a stand alone “bank”.

    Since this most-screwed-up of all possibilities is also the path of least resistance, it’s certain to happen. Why? Then no one has to “End the Fed”. It fades. No one has to take on JP Morgan, they end up in a niche. The government doesn’t fight or fall, it dissolves. This is the Age of Aquarius, of human information and distributed systems. I.e. the PC, not Mainframe.

    “There’s another Special Military Operation on the market.”

    A war, therefore the UN approves of it. As long as it’s against Syria, all wars are good!

    “They fear that “if he got the nomination, not only would he lose the general election, but he would take an awful lot of Republican candidates down with him,” Bolton said.

    …After an election where a million more Republicans voted than last time, mostly for Trump candidates. Well, like other good lies, you start with a kernel of truth. But if people have “Switched off Trump” then you have to stop calling them a “cult”. Pick one. They won’t. It’s all lies, everything, all at once, all the time. Lies a la carte, where you pick up the lies you like most like the buffet at Golden Corral.

    “Governor Ron DeSantis, a rising star of the Republican Party who had won a second term despite being heavily criticized by Trump.” …Who publicly said he voted for DeSantis.

    Next! Next lie. …The one they really need is Lake. She comes off well on TV, but would need to be proven within government, so not until 2028, which is good.

    P.S. the Pro Se case in the Supreme Court passed without comment by the DNC and Congress. That’s odd. They always stall/delay/oppose/lie/murder about something. Because: Lawyers. But not this case that could topple the entire U.S. government? Okay then.

    “the government is willfully accepting deindustrialization,”

    Everyone wanted the end of Capitalism, here you are. With it goes the end of all the “Stuff” you hate so much. “Stuff” that includes food, water, and clothing. And yes, you are dependent now, part of a system and almost completely unable to survive without it.

    “More than 60% of an average euro area country household bill is made up of taxes and regulated costs,”

    Then it is more than 60% nationalized. Has it been better for the People? Or worse?

    After nearly 40 years of decline, in the early 2000s, no geologist sane in his/her mind would bet that the decline could be stopped, to say nothing about reversing it.”

    Yes, they believe that straight lines go on forever, and are always wrong. Like the backyard temperature chart at the top. You’d think being wrong 100% of the time would sink in after a while but it doesn’t. Western-mind thinking, in lines, instead of Eastern-mind thinking, in cycles.

    “And then, something happened that changed everything.”

    Capitalism and human ingenuity. Which you’d think would be predictable after 5,000 years, but apparently is a mystery to all PhDs. Who have never invented anything in their lives except problems for others. Now they will say – without evidence – that humans can and will never invent any more new things again. To make tar sands into oil. Whoops, already invented that. Or to drill 30,000 feet under 5,000 feet of ocean. Whoops! Did that too!

    “Germany Tees Up Windfall Tax on Solar and Wind”

    Government Nirvana!! We both subsidize AND tax it!

    …And you think the goal isn’t to funnel money to the “right people”? It’s the only reason you would do both.

    “The U.S. Needs More Housing Than Almost Anyone Can Imagine” –The Atlantic

    Because numbers larger than “Two”, she as a Leftist cannot count. (except for genders whose number is unknown, perhaps infinity) There are at least 15 million empty homes in the U.S. not counting MANY 2nd homes, provided free for all humans over 60 it seems.

    Thanks to their specific intentional POLICIES, those 15M homes are empty in all the states they totally devastated by “redistributing” all wealth to the wealthy coasts. “FROM each according to their poverty, TO each according to their Greed”. So you can have a thousand houses falling down in Allentown, Gary, and Detroit. Or West Prairie Dog, Kansas. But less than zero hosues in S.F. where they’re living in vans.

    The by line? “For Americans to live a productive, prosperous, happy life, homes need to be truly abundant.”

    That is, she says we must MUST construct and maintain MORE houses than we use. Kind of like shoes and blouses in Anne Lowrey’s wealthy Harvard, NYC closet. Build millions more houses than we use? Sounds inefficient. And anti-environmental in the extreme. And who pays for it? (Government, like all other actions in the Left universe.)

    2 houses? Snowbirds are difficult to categorize but perhaps 700k in Florida alone? 2.5M double-houses nationwide not including local cottages? So 20M extra houses already? or 1 in 10 vs American citizens? Not enough? MOAR!

    Her real fear as a New Yorker is that someone, somewhere, is growing food. Pave all the things!

    “The Club Q shooting was a predictable next phase of anti-LGBTQ rhetoric” –MSNBC

    This article is still up days after it was revealed to be complete, stark-raving bulls—t. As soon as it was shown to be a LGBT club member “They/Them”, all went silent. But it’s “NBC”, so like “CBS”, not news. No comment on how it was a CIS-Hetro Army Vet and father that saved their bacon by laying down his life.

    NBC article does end with this: “When the forces of hate come for us, we must always be ready to defend ourselves.” From her own words in the previous paragraphs, that “defending of themselves” is done by forswearing and by giving up their guns. To violent criminals who do not obey the law and to politicians that help them. LGBT people must be victims. It is their destiny in life. And “somebody else” must do something to stop it, not us, not Left Karens. That’s OUR destiny in life. “Know your place.” (That person that SHOULD solve it is described as Daddy government, although the article describes in detail how escalating “politicians have increasingly ramped up violent rhetoric” – approved by government for 150 years – is not just the solution but also the cause.)

    Daddy beats us. Daddy stop. Here’s a baseball bat and a belt I got for you. Stop harder.

    Of course the GOP is trying to arm the LGBT community so they can defend themselves as is the right of all U.S. Citizens, but helping the black and gay community not die is just part of what makes Republicans bad.

    “’Greater Idaho’ Moves Closer to Bi-State Referendum as Two More Oregon Counties Vote to Leave”

    Congratulations on your gun law, Oregon, where the people who commit crimes and don’t need them, have them, and the Cowboys who DO need them and don’t commit crimes, can’t. Follow it further like this and you’ll have the first Civil War and partition of the Nation. The “Greater Idaho” takes northern California too.

    Civil War? Harper’s Ferry? Whatever happened to the D.C. Bomber?

    “FBI waited over a year to begin a comprehensive investigation into the pipe bombs that were planted in front of both major parties’ headquarters on Jan. 5, 2021.”

    This is because “Democrats … claim that right-wing DVEs [Domestic Violence: Extremism is] one of the greatest threats Americans face.”

    Well when it’s that important, clearly we MUST wait a year before looking. …But only if you promise it’s a bomb.

    “At one point, then-Vice President-Elect Kamala Harris was even in the DNC building, meaning her life was imminently at risk.”

    …Well, that must be why.

    “Feb. 7, 2022—more than a month and a year after the incident—that the Washington Field Office of the FBI asked its national field offices to investigate and try to identify the man.”

    Still haven’t looked for his cell phone. Somehow, he was on the phone, and yet – aw shucks – didn’t use the cell tower router for the call! Happens every day. Calls are made without telephone lines! And telephones like that aren’t strange at all.

    “This is what Julian Assange is being prosecuted for.”

    Sort of. He got locked out for Vault 7, which he released when the NeoCons shut down his conversations with U.S. Congressmen. These were the master keys to all computers worldwide. Not only that, but the closing of these exploit built-in letter agency back doors (as slowly as Microsoft and others could do it) blinded the agency[s]. Of course if the CIA builds it, China ALSO uses it, and so China was ALSO blind when U.S. companies become secure, but they HATE that. Literally. They would rather have China and all our enemies read our every mail – the mail of every Senator – than to not be able to read it themselves. Illegally. (You need a specific warrant and cause).

    Because they are illegal from the first instant, everything they DO is illegal, they are mad at Assange who by releasing it, for a short time reinforced the Constitution and 4A.

    Here’s your next car:
    They can make it in 1940, but just can’t figure out how to make one now.

    John Day

    “Ente” or “duck” , is what the Germans call the 2CV.
    Cool cars.
    Not very safe in an 80 mph crash, but…

    John Day

    “Stopping” has some speculations that may be familiar and a picture of progress on the closet. Going down there to do some more work today.

    Thanks for this, Ricc. Katherine Watt has some very plain words, with which I agree.
    Stopping Conditions , There are no stopping conditions for the emergency COVID vaccination program.
    ​ ​There is widespread public perception that Covid-19 information campaigns, masks, diagnostic tests, treatments and injectables are components in a public health program using experimental but regulated, ‘safe and effective’ medical products for the purpose of saving lives during a public health emergency.
    ​ ​They are not.
    ​ ​Covid-19 information campaigns, Emergency Use Authorized masks, EUA diagnostic tests, EUA treatments and EUA injectables are components of a mass murder operation using fear-mongering, fraud, propaganda, censorship and unidentified biological and chemical weapons.
    ​ ​Popular misunderstanding is deliberately and forcefully maintained by the political power brokers running the operation.

    ​ Surplus Energy Economics points out that there is no fundamental economic support for the assumption that the growth trend of recent centuries will continue after a downturn. ​ The slope of economic growth has become more and more gradual in recent decades, and more falsified in its reporting.
    ​ ​What economies and markets are now experiencing is trend-inflexion. Cyclicality may indeed continue but, from here on, it will do so around downwards-inflected trends. This process of reversal can only be managed if it is recognized.
    ​ ​The consequences of trend inflexion are readily summarised. On an ex-inflation basis, economic output will deteriorate, whilst the real costs of necessities will carry on rising, even if there are some retreats from the severe spikes experienced in recent times.
    ​ ​The resulting process of affordability compression will drive contraction in discretionary (non-essential) activities. It will also undermine financial flows from households to the corporate and financial sectors. We can anticipate a rolling process of investment contraction, business failures, defaults and rising unemployment.
    #243. The Great Inflexion

    ​Climate Change Policy Makes Europe Too Expensive for Low Cost EV Manufacturing​
    ​ ​Signs of a global cleaving around the energy sector (are) taking place. Essentially, western governments’ following the “Build Back Better” climate change agenda which stops using coal, oil and gas to power their economic engine, while the rest of the growing economic world continues using the more efficient and traditional forms of energy to power their economies.

    ​ ​Within the BBB western group (identified on map in yellow), the logical consequences are increased living costs for those who live in the BBB zone, and increased prices for goods manufactured in the BBB zone. In the zone where traditional low-cost energy resources continue to be developed (grey on map), we would expect to see a lower cost of living and lower costs to create goods. Two divergent economic zones based on two different energy systems.
    ​ ​This potential outcome just seemed to track with the logical conclusion. The yellow zone also represented by the World Economic Forum, and the gray zone also represented by an expanding BRICS alliance.

    Cleaving Beginning? – Climate Change Policy Makes Europe Too Expensive for Low-Cost EV Manufacturing

    The U.S. Shale Boom Is Officially Over​
    ​ The days of explosive growth in U.S. shale oil production are over. American oil production is rising, but at a much slower pace than it did before the 2020 crash, and at lower rates than expected a few months ago.​..
    ​..OPEC has regained its position as the world’s swing producer.

    John Day

    ​NATO is more self-destructing than “falling apart”:
    ​ Something quite amazing has just happened. Following the terrorist attack in Ankara which killed 34 people and injured another 125, Turkish authorities first declared that they will not accept US condolences. Then the Turks launched a military operation against “Kurdish terrorists in northern Syria“. Turkey then claimed to have neutralized 184 terrorists.
    What is not mentioned in those articles is that the target of the Turkish strike was the US-run center for the training and education of PKK militants in Rojava. There are rumors that the Turks gave the US enough warning time to evacuate most of its personnel.
    Does that sound familiar?
    If it does, it is because it is very similar to what the Iranians did when they hit US bases in Iraq following the murder of General Solemani in a US drone strike.
    If the above is true, and rumors are very much “if” and cannot be considered as proven fact, then that means that a NATO member state (Turkey) just attacked a US base and, like Iran, got away with it…
    ​..​What does all this mean practically?
    ​ ​It means that even if the Russians decided to strike at a NATO country, the tensions would go through the roof, but it is highly UN-likely that any US President would allow any action which could result in a full-scale nuclear war! Remember, for Russia, this is an existential war, no less than WWII, whereas no Anglo leader would ever dare launch a suicidal attack on Russian forces which would most likely result in the full obliteration of the US/UK and any other country participating (for example by hosting forward deployed standoff weapons) in such an attack.
    ​ ​Does that mean that we have to anticipate a Russian strike on Poland, Romania or the UK?
    ​ ​No, not at all. In fact, it would be very dangerous for the Russians to only leave a stark choice to the Hegemony: admit defeat or commit suicide. And since the Russians do have escalation dominance (that is to say that they have balanced capabilities from the small-arms fire level to a full intercontinental nuclear war, and with all the stages in between these two extremes) they, unlike the US/NATO. are not stuck between the choice of surrender or suicide.
    ​ ​That being said, it would also be misguided to assume that Russia “would never dare strike a NATO member state”

    Is NATO falling apart?

    ​Electric War, Russia fails to respect Napoleonic traditions of warfare. Pepe Escobar​
    ​ ​It’s always crucial to remember that between 1991 and 1999 the equivalent of the present entire household wealth of Russia was stolen and transferred overseas, mostly to London. Now the same usual suspects are trying to ruin Russia with sanctions, as “new Hitler” Putin stopped the looting.
    ​ ​The difference is that the plan of using Ukraine as just a pawn in their game is not working.
    ​ ​On the ground, what has been going on so far are mostly skirmishes, and a few real battles. But with Moscow massing fresh troops for a winter offensive, the Ukrainian Army may end up completely routed.
    ​ ​Russia didn’t look so bad – considering the effectiveness of its mincing machine artillery strikes against Ukrainian fortified positions, and recent planned retreats or positional warfare, keeping casualties down while smashing Ukrainian withering firepower.
    ​ ​The collective West believes it holds the Ukraine proxy war card. Russia bets on reality, where economic cards are food, energy, resources, resource security and a stable economy.
    ​ ​Meanwhile, as if the energy-suicide EU did not have to face a pyramid of ordeals, they can surely expect to have knocking on their door at least 15 million desperate Ukrainians escaping from villages and cities with zero electrical power.

    Electric War

    ​ Queen Elizabeth II of England had multiple myeloma, a cancer of the blood-forming elements of bone-marrow, in her final years, according to this.
    ​ A future biography of Her Majesty authored by a close friend of Prince Philip stated that the Queen had bone marrow cancer, with bone pain being the most prevalent symptom.

    ​ Angus Dalgleish MD, Professor of Oncology at St George’s, University of London, wrote this letter to Dr. Kamran Abbasi, the Editor in Chief of the BMJ. It was written in support of a colleague’s plea to Dr. Abbasi that the BMJ make valid informed consent for Covid vaccination a priority topic.
    ​ As an Oncologist I Am Seeing People With Stable Cancer Rapidly Progress After Being Forced to Have a Booster
    ​..​Even within my own personal contacts I am seeing B cell-based disease after the boosters. They describe being distinctly unwell a few days to weeks after the booster – one developing leukaemia, two work colleagues Non-Hodgkin’s lymphoma, and an old friend who has felt like he has had Long Covid since receiving his booster and who, after getting severe bone pain, has been diagnosed as having multiple metastases from a rare B cell disorder.
    ​ ​I am experienced enough to know that these are not the coincidental anecdotes that many suggest, especially as the same pattern is being seen in Germany, Australia and the USA.
    ​ ​The reports of innate immune suppression after mRNA for several weeks would fit, as all these patients to date have melanoma or B cell based cancers, which are very susceptible to immune control – and that is before the reports of suppressor gene suppression by mRNA in laboratory experiments.
    ​ ​This must be aired and debated immediately.

    As an Oncologist I Am Seeing People With Stable Cancer Rapidly Progress After Being Forced to Have a Booster

    John Day

    “And now for something completely different…”

    House cats carry Toxoplasma Gondii, and about 1/3 of humans are chronically infected. T.gondii infection in humans is linked to aberrant behaviors and some forms of mental illness. Thanks Ricc.
    ​ T. gondii is known to infect wildlife, but few studies have examined its behavioural effects. In one work, infected hyenas in Kenya became more likely to be eaten by lions2. Connor Meyer and Kira Cassidy, wildlife ecologists at the University of Montana in Missoula, thought of a rare opportunity to link infection with behaviour in wild wolves: data on grey wolves (Canis lupus) collected intensively in Yellowstone National Park, Wyoming, over nearly 27 years. Some wolves in Yellowstone live near, and sometimes steal prey from, cougars (Puma concolor), which are known to carry the parasite. Wolves could become infected by eating the cats — or their faeces.
    The team looked at 256 blood samples from 229 wolves, which had been carefully watched throughout their lives, and had their life histories and social status recorded. Meyer and Cassidy found that infected wolves were 11 times more likely than uninfected ones to leave their birth family to start a new pack, and 46 times more likely to become pack leaders — often the only wolves in the pack that breed.
    “We got that result and we just open-mouth stared at each other,” Meyer says. “This is way bigger than we thought it would be.”

    ​ ​Negative Effects of Latent Toxoplasmosis on Mental Health​
    ​The typical symptom associated with toxoplasmosis was anxiety, and the typical toxoplasmosis-associated disorders were autism (OR = 4.78), schizophrenia (OR = 3.33), attention deficit hyperactivity disorder (OR = 2.50), obsessive compulsive disorder (OR = 1.86), antisocial personality disorder (OR = 1.63), learning disabilities (OR = 1.59), and anxiety disorder (OR = 1.48).,(OR%20%3D%201.63)%2C%20learning

    ​”Latent” toxoplasma infection is about 3 times as prevalent in people who are in car accidents as it is in the control-group, too.

    Treatment does not get rid of encysted Toxoplasma in the brain and other tissues. “Latent” Toxoplasmosis persists after treatment.,case%20of%20sulfonamide%20allergy%2C%20clindamycin.

    D Benton Smith


    Simple. Go back in time a dozen centuries and then come back forward making fewer mistakes.
    Alternately, one could genocide half a dozen billion people and continue forward making the same mistakes all over again.
    A third possibility, going forward from the way things actually are at the present moment (otherwise known as reality), is to learn from past mistakes such as atheistic materialism and its various forms of authoritarian monarchy and not make them quite so badly as the present and future unfold.

    Incidentally, which of my completely unfounded assertions do you object to? Was it that reality exists or that “overshoot” is a crock of propagandistic bull shit invented and asserted by moronic eugenicists?


    I found this very useful website that extracts the transcripts of Youtube videos, e.g. here is the Gonzalo Lira transcript from today
    Very useful if you want to understand a video without watching the whole thing.
    Here’s the essence of what Gonzalo is saying today:

    and so Douglas Murray is of a type a
    type of guy in the west that you should
    be aware of people like um I don’t know
    people like uh mataibi people like Ben
    Shapiro people like uh Sam Harris who
    pretend to be dissidents of the
    narrative in one little very narrow area
    but when it comes to war making when it
    comes to the serious stuff when it comes
    about protecting and looking after the
    best interests of the people of the West
    there with the narrative with that
    Cosmopolitan leadership class because
    people like Doug Murray care more about
    money and Prestige and being in good
    with the right crowd
    as opposed to actually helping people

    Dr D Rich

    @John Day

    ….in the eye.

    “Headlights in the fog”

    Necrotizing retinitis, chorioretinitis, vitritis

    Pregnant women stay away from cats

    D Benton Smith

    Before this latest piss fight about “overshoot” and the nature of nature gets too much further out of hand I would first like to make a statement.

    I believe that a good place to start any argument is to itemize, identify and clearly state (for all to see and consider) the assumptions/premises one is basing their argument on. Here are a few of mine.

    I assume as given that the Universe is created by an omnipotent God, whose exact nature I can only dimly discern but which could be better discerned if I put a bit more time and effort into it. I assume that my self is essentially (and merely) a figment of God’s imagination . . . and that I’m bucking for a promotion by sucking up to the Boss. God’s stuff is good, and contrary positions are bad. That’s non negotiable.

    I assume that since it is His universe, and that there is Life in it, that both the universe and the life that’s in it are, by definition, good. Therefore positions, actions, ideas, etc. which seek oblivion and death are bad. That’s non negotiable, too.

    I also believe (indeed I know) that such conversations can get rowdy and that on rare occasion I could be wrong in my beliefs (joke, people, JOKE) and that such an event is an opportunity to lose a lie and gain a truth. That’s wonderful, and makes TAE the sort of joint I like to hang out in.

    I also believe that there are a whole bunch of people out there (and even here on TAE (joke, people, JOKE !) who know stuff that I don’t, and that I might learn something by conversing with them. This is an environment rich in the “opportunity to be proven wrong, and thus learn something”.

    Nota Bene : That does not mean I will simply roll over and let someone casually drop an egregious and destructive lie into the conversation like a turd into the punch bowl. In that event I shall comment with all of the “due respect” that such a misdeed deserves.]

    I believe that the premise of “overshoot” of human population is just such an odious objective lie, and pretty damn evil be it’s very nature of oppositional disalignment with the universe and opposition to life. That’s God’s business, Bub. Above our pay grade.

    If anyone wants to go all “ad hominem” on me for my beliefs then feel free to have at it because there’s no reason for “me” to take it personal. It ain’t me you’re looking for, Babe. I might get snarky with you if you try it (“might?” Ha !! You can count on it) but in point of fact I do NOT take it personal. I just assume that you are doing the best you can with what you’ve got, and that we’ll have to work things out from that point forward.


    Stand and fight? or run away?
    Stand and fight- but whom?
    Neighbors? siblings? parents? friends?
    This is how a nation ends.



    the Covid story
    the more problems for Russia, the better, regardless of the cost to Ukrainians.
    Ivermectin and HCQ
    free speech
    Honest journalists
    Ukraine is winning
    weapons for free
    sanctions on Russia
    food and energy inflation numbers
    The NYSE and the Nasdaq, are in competition to match buyers and sellers
    war makes peace

    D Benton Smith


    Why does it take me nine long paragraphs to say half as much as you get said in four short lines?

    Must have something to do with how you are a poet.


    Headline over at Clusterfuck Nation this morning:

    “We want to save the planet, and the life upon it, but we’re not willing to pay the price and bear the consequences. So we make up a narrative that feels good and run with it.” — Raul Ilargi Meier


    I love this painting.

    D Benton Smith

    James Kunstler just bounced one off the centerfield scoreboard with the power and finesse we’ve come to expect. The week doesn’t really start until his Monday edition, and knowing that a second dose awaits me on Friday is a part of what gets me through the week.

    Yeah, I know I rag on him from time to time, but that’s because we must hold our saints and heroes to a higher standard. That’s a price they have agreed to pay in order to go on earning our adoration.

    You’re on the right track, James. Now go get ’em, we’re cowering right behind you.


    UKR. Lavrov, interviewed for a film on Extremism, treats USSR/Russia – UKR. relations, nazism, etc. Worth a watch.

    26 mins, eng subs.
    Bosco posted re. Putin-Russia following the plandemic playbook,

    My answer to my own question is that Putin is too busy winning a war of existential survival against the NATOstan bloc to deal with that stuff.

    Imho what happened in Russia is very much the same as all over the ‘developed world’, a belief and trust in the WHO declaring a pandemic, and Big Pharma jumping on the gravy train. (Sputnik vax is just as crap an any other, imho.)

    The WHO-declared pandemic prev. to COV19 was the Swine Flu.

    It certainly wasn’t a pandemic according to common sense, or basic nos.

    A vax scam was ready to go, but after under 50 deaths, the vax was banned. In France, the Health Minister, Bachelot, ‘quit’ as she had ordered X millions of vax doses, which had to be junked, were unpaid, etc. Her background: Pharmacist.

    When ‘branding’ and ‘promotion’ of vaccines resembles that for luxury handbags, or sexy pyjamas, supported moreover by Med. Authorities, and the State, it is the end of reasonable health policies, a give-over to Big Corps who count only profits.

    The authoritarian impulse of ‘officials’ to control the ‘plebs’, by forcing them to x or y, tracking them, and so on, works in many places.. The Mayor of Moscow, Sobyanin, was, is, a huge supporter of testing, lockdowns, vax, etc.


    Hopkins on the situation at Twit-twit:

    “..Next week is going to be a celebration … a celebration of freedom, and “anti-Wokeness,” and the god-like power of Elon Musk!
    All of which has been highly entertaining, but forgive me if I don’t get all worked up. For one thing, I’ve seen this movie before, the one where the handsome new charismatic sheriff (who just happens to be a major GloboCap player, or puppet, or otherwise a member of “the club”) rides into town to set things right. No matter how many I watch it, it always seems to end the same..”

    The Emperor Elonicus

    Figmund Sreud

    OK, … hear this out, Lance Roberts have an “unfortunate situation” in his household. Yes, … it’s all to do with his wife! He explains this situation in following vid:

    … it starts at ~ 32:03 min. mark. [Hint: … it’s about retail sales numbers!]



    @Figmund: #122110 (starting at 32.03) … that was great – made a bundle of good points within minutes. Thank you. 🙂

    Figmund Sreud

    Note: articles are normally behind a paywall, … but if you find it someone posting link on Twitter, most often article opens right out! Following is accessed via Art Berman Twitter posting.

    As an epic oil crash threatened more havoc on a pandemic-stricken global economy in April 2020, the US, Saudi Arabia, Russia and other G20 countries met to thrash out a solution. The co-operation helped end an Opec+ price war and restored stability to the market. Prices recovered.

    Two-and-a-half years later, and nine months into Russia’s war in Ukraine, such collaboration on energy between global powers seems a distant memory.

    Moscow has weaponised its natural gas supplies to Europe for months and is now actively trying to disable Ukraine’s electricity network. Consumer countries have become competitors as they race to secure scarce energy supplies. Fractures are visible in the decades-old Saudi-US oil relationship. Even in clean energy, leaders such as Joe Biden talk of a new battle to dominate supply chains.

    The potential unraveling of the old order in the global oil market will reach a defining moment over the next week when Europe starts to block Russian seaborne crude from the continent — one of the strongest responses yet to Vladimir Putin’s brutal invasion of Ukraine.

    The new sanctions will also stop European companies from insuring vessels carrying Russian oil to third countries — unless those countries accept a price for the oil dictated by western powers. In other words, western countries will attempt to impose a cap on the price of oil sold by Russia.

    No one can say how disruptive these measures will be. Sanctions imposed on Russia since Putin ordered troops across Ukraine’s border on February 24 have barely dented the country’s oil exports or the Kremlin’s oil income.

    But the very principle that Moscow’s geopolitical foes will set the price at which Russia sells its crude is a humiliation for a petrostate that produces more than 10 per cent of the world’s oil and sits alongside Saudi Arabia at the top of the Opec+ cartel. A price-setter would become the ultimate price-taker.

    Alexander Novak, Russia’s deputy prime minister, will have a chance to discuss Moscow’s response when he sits down with Saudi energy minister Prince Abdulaziz bin Salman, at another Opec+ meeting in Vienna on Sunday, a day before the European embargo and price cap plan come into effect.

    For energy industry veterans, the coming days mark a moment of deep peril for the oil market — and a global economy that still depends heavily on the commodity. Established geopolitical norms have been eroded in the past year, they say, and supply chains that have existed for decades are now being upended.

    The week that could unravel the global oil market



    ‘Incidentally, which of my completely unfounded assertions do you object to?’

    The assertion that UK is not in severe population overshoot (to the extent of around 60 million) and that the population can be maintained via domestic food production without the importation of ANY food, fertilisers and energy.

    That is high level bullshit, on a par with what fake leaders of NATOstan countries churn out on a daily basis.

    You still haven’t explained how 63 million people in the UK can be fed ONLY from domestic food production because you can’t.

    Same argument applies to all nations, regions and cities in severe population overshoot.

    I guess that you live in such a place and cannot cope with reality, so retreat into denial of reality.

    The reason I left Auckland 15 years ago was that it was abundantly clear that the population of Auckland as ay beyond the carrying capacity of the land, and the psychotic sociopath doing the so-called planning vvere insane.

    Damn, that second key no longer orks on my keyboard. guess I’ll have to give up riting comments or use vv for the one that no long vvorks.

    It’s one of the factors that I should have mentioned that vvil bring dovvn the house of cards. Things vvearing out. Technological failure. It’s coming to everyone in industrialised societies fairly soon.


    Not trying to compare guns to bows, just saying bows are something worth working with. Easier to build in the garage than a gun and with a little practice:

    That Bloke

    @ John Day

    On holiday with my family back in the ‘60s and ‘70s 2CVs were everywhere in France. My father despised them as they were very slow and he used to call them sardine cans because the roll back canvas roof reminded him those old cans where you used to use a ‘key’ to open them.

    Another gem of a hideous vehicle on the French roads back then was the Citroën H van.

    Citroën H Van

    I never saw one looking clean and shiny like that one, though, they were always covered in rust.

    That Bloke


    Your first video is not an archer, but a bluesman. Intentional?”

    Just as I yearn to be able to control my flatulence and fart at will to great strategic effect, so do I wish I could control when and how my brain farts. The blues dude came from an unintended brain fart. I’ll see if I can fix.


    More Fix

    I believe that our modern faith in guns has become more than not like our modern dependence on bots to flush our toilets.


    “Imho what happened in Russia is very much the same as all over the ‘developed world’, a belief and trust in the WHO declaring a pandemic, and Big Pharma jumping on the gravy train. (Sputnik vax is just as crap an any other, imho.)”

    I agree. What I’m implying is that Putin would normally not fall for this stuff, imo, if he wasn’t busy saving Russia and the world from nuclear annihilation. Just a personal projection of high respect for Putin’s ability to see through bullshit. That, and my niggling wonder if there wasn’t a really nasty lab pathogen that Russia/China were aware of, or if there isn’t a really nasty lab pathogen they feared would be released, and this increased the irrational part of their reactions to things covid.


    a) what is a “science word”?

    b) “Overshoot” is a word found ins textbooks for college/university classes addressing the eco/bio-logical spectrum of scientific study. Colleges/universities are deemed by most folks as the sanctus firmus of “science”, whatever the fuck that shiot is. ‘Science! Gitchyer red hot science here!Science!’


    Back in the wild-eyed 70s-90s, batteries as green energy solutions were to be giant lightning-harvesting wonders, not energy-burning capsules filled with toxic chemicals. Not technically very feasible, to say the least, but the basic conceopt still has potential if we bypass grid/electricity thinking.

    Imagine using natural geology and a whole lotta lightning rods grounding electricity into large underground reservoirs of saline water, setting it up so there’s enough resistence to heat the water as the juice flows through it. Sort of a home-made geothermal energy source.

    And then, imagine us not using aid energy to run machines or even simple water pumps, but “merey to keep a large chunk of acreage significantly warmer through the winter months after charging up on summer t-storms.

    “Scienttifically” feasible? Me no know. But thinking outside the concept ‘energy-runs-machines-that-replace-slaves makes sense both morally and functionally.


    Today’s Yogi tea bag string tag proverb: “Relate to your greatness not your weakness.”

    Relevant song: htIn which David Spade channels Napoleon Dynamite channeling Neil Diamond channeling


    The ongoing Xmas musical slaughter: Slumber My Darling


    Today’s Picasso is spell-blinding. When he wanted to explore an optical phenomenon, he tended to dive in deep.


    Cheesy ego display on my part, but my take on China since TAE taught me, many years ago, how baroque& ly incestuously rotten the Chinese financial economy is.before covid was that it’s current paradigm/regime would not survive this decade. There’s a Japanese proverb that says that the greatest thrill is to do a good deed in secret and have it found out. (One can imagine the”inadvertant” trail of clues this invites us to “unknowingly” leave.) I agree with the Japanese, but let us not gainsay the ever popular thrill of cashing in our “told-you-so”s. Not much pf a thrill, really, and kind of a bitter cash-out (‘I told you we were all gonna die!’) but as popular as a Black Friday deal the Monday after.


    “Is NATO falling apart?”

    Is NATO is falling apart.

    That’s what they get for relying on a school-systemactically brain-damaged human being to edit/proofread. Shoulda hired a bot.

    Well, It’s Over

    Figmund Sreud

    @ upstateNYer – Thank you. 🙂

    … no trouble whatsoever! As a very, very amateur dabbler in financial markets, I find Lance’s harangues quite informative, … educational. Profitable, in fact! His daily podcasts, his numerous postings – newsletters – at his website, … are simply the best place for one to get free education about financial machinations in my opinion. For example, … here is his latest: ….




    No W the V works nicely in its place. It’s like reading the script for Kernel Klink or Scholtzy on Hogans Heroes. Nice bit of humour in these times. You do some verbatim of Schwab.

    D Benton Smith


    Do you have a checklist of the logical fallacies and are going down the list checking them off one by one?

    Asserting that I made statements which I most definitely did NOT make, and then proving the statements to be wrong, and thereby concluding that I am wrong about my actual statement (i.e. “population overshoot” is propaganda bullshit based on a logical fallacy) is the logical fallacy known as “the straw man argument”.

    Furthermore, my declining to comply with your command to answer questions to the wrongly stated problem is not an error. Ask me properly framed questions about the CORRECTLY identified and stated problem and I would be happy to answer at length.

    Let’s compare to a made-up analogous problem. A man jumps off a cliff and is on his way down raising all kinds of racket but still alive. State the problem. Is it: “cliffs are dangerous” (and must therefore be be fenced off?”) Or is it : “Crazy people jump off cliffs” (and must be prevented from doing so at all costs, like drugs, incarceration, physical restraints, etc.) Or perhaps the problem is : that man is about to die (therefore save by whatever means possible and failing that, protect anyone else in immediate risk from his fall.)

    It’s all a matter of identifying the CORRECT problem, which so far you have not done. You are framing the problem of food in the UK as one of “too many people”, which cannot be the case because the whole notion of doing ANYTHING about it is premised on the belief that people are VALUABLE. Well, in that case, a solution that proposes LESS people is internally contradictory.


    Is the solution a problem


    release (someone) from apparent brainwashing, typically that of a religious cult, by the systematic reindoctrinating into conventional values:






    ‘incestuously rotten the Chinese financial economy is.before covid was was even before covid, that was that it’s current paradigm/regime would not survive this decade.’

    Hopelessly convulsed irreparable syntax on my part. Oh well.


    A fairly savvy substacker named eugyppius wrote:

    “New York Time Decides Lockdowns are Actually Draconian and Economically Destructive when China Does Them “Many were fed up with Mr. Xi … and his ‘Zero-Covid’ policy, which continues to disrupt everyday life, hurt livelihoods and isolate the country,” writes the Times in pacific unselfawareness.”

    “Right-wing conspiracy theorists with ties to anti-Xi opposition elements spread baseless rumours, deny science, and endanger lives” – strangely not how the New York Times chose to caption this image.”

    How much of the NYT’s piece is unawareness and how much is knowing deliberate use of China’s problems as a smoke-screen for USA’ creeps-in-charge dissolving our covid program as quietly and sneakily as possible?


    I have to point out, regarding the David Spade does Neil Diamond video, that the humble Just Be Yourself stuff unfortunately features our society’s obsessions with violence. Being Oneself must always mean Kicking Ass.

    Sadly, that is how must of us relate to it because that is out experience: you gotta fight for your right to be free.

    I’m striving for the (I will call it) DaoZenist approach of bypassing all that win/lose-do right/do wrong-you’re either bad or good that homo civilization always self-inflicts on its members (cuz that’s how we’re evolutionarily wired). Nobody wins; nobody loses, says I. The only choice we have is to live until we die: the rest just happens, much not all of it under the illusion that we control our destiny more than our destiny controls us.

    Relevant to that is this wunnaful wunnaful book Raul hipped me to a few years ago.

    Straw Dogs: Thoughts on Humans and Other Animals He rightly surmised that it would resonate with me.




    You can play vvith semantics and pontificate on abstractions for as long as you like. None of it affects anything in the real vvorld.

    In the real vvorld, my lack of the second letter does have an affect.

    You still haven’t ansvvered the question because you can’t.

    Overshoot, the predicament vvhen a population exceeds the carrying capacity of the land it lives on [temporarily by importing food and energy].

    vve’ll see vvho gets proven right over the next year or to.

    By te vvy, rsrch hs shn tht splng s nt imprtt bcse th hmn mnd lks fr mnng rthr thn lttrs. Th fst ad lst lttrs r usly te mst imptnt bt nt alys.


    Poisoning of the Queen.

    OK so an impatient Prince Charles has bumped off the Queen by poisoning her.
    Historically poisonings have been a favorite way to shorten the reign of ruling Kings or Queens.
    Since Prince Charles is a known WEF member, it stands to reason that the Queen had to go.
    Since the Queen had cancer, the fastest way to end her reign was to give her the covid kill shots.
    This “suddenly and unexpectedly” speeded up the spread of the Queen’s existing cancer by many years.
    The Queen died of old age.
    Nothing to see here, so move along now.

    Figmund Sreud

    @ zerosum – Fiction/projection/peace/guessing

    Fully agree, … all gibberish stuff in that article! Russia can only win, ( … er, must win!), if Russia gets all their red lines fully satisfied as declared to the U.S. in their December proposals, and be guaranteed to stay as such! Otherwise, they will forever be designated as looser and a subject to continued attacks.

    The buck stops at this junction in time, … or we facing a nuclear war soon!


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