Friday, April 12, 2024

No Surprise

 Expecting It,


  Surplus Energy Economics, Why are we surprised by the inevitable?
  A narrative shared by government, business and, for the most part, the general public – is that the economy will carry on growing as we shift from climate-harming fossil fuels to cleaner alternatives such as wind and solar power. This process, boosted by advances in technology, will increase our leisure time, and give us more money to spend on discretionary (non-essential) products and services.
  In reality, none of this can happen, yet we keep being “surprised” when it doesn’t...
..Historically, investors’ returns on their capital came in the form of cash dividends and coupons, supplemented by capital appreciation driven by rises in anticipated forward income streams.
  Now, though, yield – the rate of cash returns – has been very severely depressed, and investors’ returns come mainly in the paper form of capital gains, and these, in aggregate, can never be monetised. Once the “everything bubble” in asset prices bursts, returns on invested capital will fall back to the (very low) levels provided by yield alone.
  This trend needs to be seen in the context of rising financial stress and worsening exposure. Stress can be measured by comparing movements over time in the material and monetary economies, remembering that a tendency towards equilibrium is inherent in the claims relationship between the two economies...
..In essence, a radical correction in the relationship between financial stock and material economic prosperity has been hard-wired into the system.
  Knowing this, however, makes it no less important that we understand that discretionary sectors are going to be the main victims of a process of leveraged compression, as the costs of essentials rise at the same time as the material economy itself is contracting.


Central Banks Are Buying The Gold Top
With gold still holding near its historic all-time highs, central banks led by China are bucking the classic adage and smash-buying more, buying the top to fortify themselves against a global monetary and financial blow-up...
..Last month marked the 17th in a row that the People’s Bank of China (PBOC) continued stacking gold. Notably, the bank typically reports lower numbers than its actual buying volume and is now also introducing a digital yuan to facilitate cross-border gold settlements.
  Russia is also doubling its reserves of gold and foreign currencies on its de-dollarization path, further detaching Russia from the petrodollar empire as it reacts to wartime sanctions from the US and EU...
..Peter Schiff said:
  “We have a much bigger problem than they acknowledge — that’s why the price of gold is at a record high, that’s why it’s going to keep going up.”
  With the overstretched and over-indebted American empire increasingly in a state of potentially terminal decline, BRICS countries are stacking hard assets with the hopes of overtaking the West as the next economic superpowers in the coming decades. While they have fiat currencies of their own, none have anything resembling the world reserve currency status enjoyed by the USD. Buying the top even as gold continues upward tells a story of their future visions of US dollar chaos.

Gold hit an all-time high of $US 2430/Troy oz. today and has dropped $78 since then. Wild gyrations.  https://www.kitco.com/charts/gold

  Charles Hugh Smith, Sound Money Vs. Fiat Currency: Trade and Credit Are the Wild Cards , We need to start thinking outside the current system, which has no solutions.
  Taxes must be paid and seed purchased for the next crop, and so credit in some form--notched sticks, bills of sale, purchase orders, loans--is the lifeblood of commerce and state revenues. Credit naturally divides into short-term commercial credit--credit extended until the goods or payment are delivered--and longer term credit secured by collateral.
  In traditional economies in which gold and silver are money, credit was generally limited to commerce, as credit based on loaning surpluses of gold and silver was limited by the scarcity of those metals. But the demand for credit did not diminish; rather, it increased, which is why small banks (that often went bust) emerged in the 1820s in America to meet the demand from small enterprises for credit to expand.
  In an economy in which gold is the only money, credit is limited to a percentage of gold held in reserves, as much of the reserves must be held to fund customer redemptions / withdrawals. This limits the availability of credit...
..Borrowing money into existence by selling Treasury bonds serves to limit the collapse of currencies, but it imposes interest payments (mostly paid to the wealthy who own 90% of the nation's financial wealth) which drain the economy of vitality, leading to stagflation / decline.
  We need to start thinking outside the current system, which has no solutions: debt-free money leads to billion-dollar bills, "sound money" (gold or bitcoin, it doesn't matter) ends up in the hands of the wealthy and borrowing money into existence leads to stagnation as soaring interest sucks the economy dry.
  I have explored money in two books:
Money and Work Unchained and
  A Radically Beneficial World, which proposes a system that creates new money at the bottom of the wealth-power pyramid rather than at the top. Yes, I understand this is wildly impractical in the current zeitgeist, but all conventional monetary systems run aground on their intrinsic limits / flaws, we'll have to start somewhere other than the status quo.  
https://charleshughsmith.substack.com/p/sound-money-vs-fiat-currency-trade

  The interests and capabilities of European and US central banks diverge. The European economy has badly contracted already, especially the "real economy", and it becomes terribly hard to maintain the pretense that high levels of debt at high interest can even be serviced. The ECB has to reduce interest rates due to immediate stress. 
  The Federal Reserve Bank puts that date off again, because "inflation", making the $US, invested in the US, "the cleanest dirty shirt" amongst fiat currencies. (Tom Luongo has long argued that the Fed intends to force the ECB to crash first, supporting the $US in US investments, not the "Eurodollars" in European investments, supporting the imperial currency, though weakening the "new periphery" of the empire, Europe.)  The Final Nail In The Coffin Of Synchronized Central Bank Actions
  Not so long ago ‘June’ appeared to be the month for the two major global central banks. But in the last few weeks the Fed got its ‘itchy fingers’ slapped by stronger-than-expected labor market and sticky (services) CPI data. It is now fairly clear that ‘June’ is no longer the month of truth for the Fed, as our own Philip Marey explained earlier this week in his post Fed-minutes comment – we have moved the goalpost for the Fed to September...
..But over to Europe then, where the ECB yesterday gave some strong hints that a June cut is forthcoming.  https://www.zerohedge.com/markets/final-nail-coffin-synchronized-central-bank-actions

  A Midwestern Doctor,  Natural and Unnatural Political Systems,  What medicine can teach us about having a healthy government
  Because of the perilous times we live in, I believe it is critical for us to understand this concept so we can understand how to effectively address it...
..In recent years, the Western World has been fortunate to have a moderately functional (and prosperous) government, so many of the challenges most of humanity has had to struggle with throughout history have been very minimal in our society. In turn, those struggles are often simply an abstract idea for those who did not have to experience them and many have hence stopped participating and the civil process because they’ve come to take the current status quo for granted.
  However, a variety of recent events have begun to change that (e.g., COVID-19), and we are now moving towards an era of extreme volatility and change which is bringing many of these issues to the forefront—especially since our society is currently in a period of institutional decline where many of the institutions we’ve long trusted to look out for our interests are being overtaken by corruption and incompetence...
..The essential challenge is that many issues we face simply cannot be broken down into simplistic truths, but at the same time, a lot of people are surprisingly hostile towards nuanced ideas due to the mental capacity which needs to be expended to understand them...
..Throughout my life, I’ve watched more hot button issues than I can count come along where each side is absolutely convinced the other side is wrong (with individuals on each side often become quite upset at the notion anyone disagrees with their viewpoint) to the point a permanent impasse is created, which in turn leads to me often seeing almost identical debates on the issues play out years or decades later.
  From studying each of these, I’ve found in most cases both sides are to a degree “correct,” but people on each side subconsciously make the choice to selectively filter their perception of reality so that they only see the arguments which support their narrative. Thus, I find that to actually move the debate forward in a productive fashion, you must focus on the key points both sides agree upon (which in most cases do exist), acknowledge the inherent ambiguity in the subject, and then focus on providing a solution that moves both sides closer to what they want and allows them to see the other side as well-meaning humans as well...
..Many of the people in the tech field have come to the conclusion that for our society to function and stay healthy, it must be opitmally micromanaged by their algorithms (which amongst other things is how they rationalize censoring “dangerous” viewpoints). This in my eyes is an exercise in futility (as information will always find a way to leak through the internet) and a mistake no different from what many over-controlling leaders of the past have done. In turn, we see harsher and harsher censorship methods need to be utilized, each of which further breaks the public’s trust in these conglomerates, especially because they can see them repeatedly make catastrophic mistakes which could have been prevented had a vigorous debate from both sides been permitted to occur (e.g., consider many of the COVID-19 policies).
  In contrast to their belief that the evolution of our species will arise from a lot of energy being expended to ensure the careful curation of algorithms, I believe Musk has concluded the correct solution is to allow a naturally emergent process occur that cannot be controlled where the best ideas are rapidly selected for and then adopted by humanity, while the accompanying chaos this brings is accepted as a price that has to be paid for that to happen...
..One of the biggest things which characterizes the modern era is that things are happening at a rapidly accelerated pace, and by any lens you look at (e.g., months, years, decades or centuries), the change that has happened in the most recent periods is dramatically faster than any which preceded it...
..One of the primary things which has been facilitating this rapid pace of change has been the incredible disruptions being created by the internet allowing the rapid diffusion of information.
  As people never like to let go of power and this rapid rate of change is incredibly threatening to the existing power structure, governments around the world have become willing to violate their own laws to secretly pressure the tech companies to censor anything which threatens their power.
  While many of us suspected this was happening, Musk made it clear to the world after he leaked the Twitter files, where it was revealed that prior to his ownership, Twitter had regular correspondences with the federal government (e.g., the FBI) where they were given dictates over what content to censor (likewise they received requests from Democrats to censor their political opponents). This resulted in a series of court cases (as its illegal for the government to censor speech) which ultimately prohibited this practice that the Biden Administration is presently hoping the Supreme Court will appeal.  
  Recent events in Brazil have put a lot of this into context. In 2022, the right-wing incumbent Jair Bolsonaro (who had advanced a variety of “controversial” positions such as questioning the vaccines, masking social distancing and the danger of COVID-19 while simultaneously promoting the use of hydroxychloroquine and ivermectin) ran against a left-wing socialist (Lula) who amongst other things, vehemently endorsed vaccination...
..Lula’s government has understandably not been popular, and it has attempted to “remediate” its image by paying off the corporate media (e.g., the current government is spending 30 times as much as the previous one on media advertising), which has resulted in its narrative dominating the airwaves. In turn, they’ve also pressured each internet company to only show their side of the story, and except for Twitter (𝕏), every single one has...
..Lula’s government in turn has gotten into an escalating battle with Twitter, which included them demanding Twitter release the identities of users who shared hashtags which criticized the government, give them access to the direct messages and login data of dissidents and to censor opposition journalists and elected officials (including extremely popular ones). Since Musk refused to do this (as it was illegal under Brazilian law) and was public about it, Lula’s government in turn has initiated an escalating series of retaliations against Musk and his employees in Brazil...
..To quote Shellenberger:
  In recent days, I have spoken to dozens of Brazilians, including professors, journalists and respected lawyers. Everyone tells me they are shocked by what is happening. They told me that they are afraid to speak their mind and that the Lula government is complicit in creating this climate of fear.

  Likewise, many have noticed that the events in Brazil are not isolated, and instead, that globally, we are facing a coordinated campaign of censorship aimed at suppressing the independent voice the internet provides.
  From an institutional standpoint, this panic is understandable, as the internet is taking away the power the ruling class has always depended upon. In turn, I would argue that we are at a pivotal point in human history where two radically divergent paths are possible. On one path, the “epidemic of misinformation” will be used to justify some of the harshest censorship regimes in history (alongside artificial intelligence making policies that tyrants of the past always yearned for become possible), while on the other path, a truly free exchange of information will be created which will at last make it possible for the culture’s ideas to be selected on merit rather than corruption and corporate interests...
..Modern medicine is somewhat unique in that it is the only system of medicine which does not believe in an innate “health” of the body, and instead seeks to treat people purely through harsh external interventions which force the body to enter the state a treating physician believes it should be in. Many in the natural medicine field (myself included) believe this approach simply cannot treat many of the chronic issues people suffer from, and instead, that we must focus on cultivating the health of the body so that a desired cure can naturally emerge on its own..
  Within government, I believe the best form of government is what America is trying to be (a Democracy existing in parallel to a constitution that safeguards the liberties of its people). Unfortunately, for this system to work, it has to be supported by a culture which promotes those ideals (e.g., by having a free press, by having people in the judiciary who prioritize their responsibility to the legal system over their own personal politics, by having a relatively unified population, and by having a shared moral code which inspires everyday citizens to want to do the right thing). In turn, I would argue we are seeing firsthand the consequences of these democratic anchors being lost.
  Because Democracy is beginning to fail, many are either losing hope in the system or wanting to attack those who are weakening it. In writing this article, my hope was to show another more effective approach exists—for each of us to do what we can to cultivate the roots of the health of our democracy.
  For instance, the main place where most of us can actually influence the political process is locally at a grass roots level, and beyond this directly benefiting our community, national politics are often shaped by the changes which happen at a grass roots level.  
https://www.midwesterndoctor.com/p/natural-and-unnatural-political-systems

  Biden Admin Tells Congress Famine Is Underway In Gaza For First Time [What will climb out of this Trojan horse?]
  USAID Director Samantha Power said it is "credible" to assess that famine is already occurring. Her testimony was issued at Wednesday's House Foreign Affairs Committee hearing, where in her introductory statement she laid out that "nearly the entire population" of Gaza is "living under the threat of famine."

  Iran Says If US 'Interferes' In Retaliation On Israel, American Bases Will Be Struck  [I think Russia just signaled that it has Iran's back.]
  Israeli hospitals have been put on a high state of alert by the home command, awaiting an 'imminent' Iranian retaliation attack. Iran has also reportedly put the United States on notice...
  Three U.S. Officials told Axios : Iran has sent a message to the U.S. through several Arab countries, that if they interfere in Iran's response against Israel, U.S. bases in the region will be struck.
  Meanwhile, Russia just chose quite the wrong moment to conduct a test-firing of an intercontinental ballistic missile from its Kapustin Yar airbase in southern Russia. The rocket was reportedly seen soaring high in the atmosphere from parts of northern Iraq and Iran, triggering concerns it was Iran beginning its attack.

  Pepe Escobar: Russia and China Sketch the Future as the World Awaits Iran’s Next Move
  The whole planet awaits with bated breath the avowedly inevitable Iranian response to the attack against its consulate/ambassador residence in Damascus by the biblical psychopaths responsible for the Gaza genocide.
  Enveloped in an aura of secrecy, each passing day betrays the immensity of the challenge: the possibly asymmetrical response must be, simultaneously, symbolic, substantive, cogent, convincing, reasonable and rational. That is driving Tel Aviv totally hysterical and the deciding instances of the Hegemon extremely itchy.
  Everyone with a functioning brain knows this wet dream of a stunt from the point of view of hardcore Zionists and US Christian zio-cons was a serious provocation, designed to draw the US to the long-cherished Israeli plan of striking a decisive blow against both Hezbollah and Tehran...
..Russian FM Sergei Lavrov and Chinese FM Wang Yi discussing literally every incandescent dossier together earlier this week in Beijing.
Lavrov and Wang could not be clearer on what’s ahead for the Russia-China strategic partnership.
They will engage together on all matters regarding Eurasian security.
They will go, in Lavrov’s words, for "dual opposition" to counterpunch the West’s "dual deterrence”.
They will be countering every attempt by the usual suspects to "slow down the natural course of history”.
Add to it the confirmation that President Putin and President Xi will hold at least two bilaterals in 2024: at the SCO summit in June and at the BRICS summit in October...
..Both Tehran and Moscow face a serious challenge when it comes to the Hegemon’s intentions. It’s impossible to definitely conclude that Washington was not in the loop on Tel Aviv’s attack on Iran in Damascus – even though it’s counter-intuitive to believe that the Democrats in an election year would willingly fuel a nasty hot war in West Asia provoked by Israel.
  Yet there’s always the possibility that the White House-endorsed genocide in Gaza is about to extrapolate the framework of a confrontation between Israel and Iran/Axis of Resistance – as the Hegemon is de facto implicated in myriad levels...
..No one knows how the deadlock may be broken. What is clear is that the Russia-China leadership, as well as Iran’s, know full well the dangers roaming the chessboard when the usual suspects seem to go all out gambling everything, even knowing that they are outgunned; outproduced; outnumbered; and outwitted.  
https://sputnikglobe.com/20240410/pepe-escobar-lavrov-wang-yi-sketch-the-future-as-the-world-waits-for-iranian-move-1117849516.html

  Simplicius,  Kiev's Largest Power Plant Wrecked in Massive Strikes
  Russia has demonstrably been hitting engine rooms, as we’ve seen in actual video from the Dnipro HES hydroelectric station. In the Centernergo note above, they also admit a ‘large fire’ in the ‘turbine workshop’.
  And by the way, for those wondering why Russia didn’t begin such a devastating campaign in winter, here’s what Putin is alleged to have told Lukashenko at their soiree today:
Russia did not strike Ukrainian energy sector in winter for humanitarian reasons - Vladimir Putin ...
..What began as mere improbable rumor weeks ago is slowly starting to spin into a common thread of something going on in the Kharkov direction...
..While describing the huge uptick in strikes on Ukraine’s “second city”, they [The Economist] make the first notable admission—that Russia may be looking to effectively force the city’s evacuation, as reportedly opined by ‘military sources’ in Kiev:
  The escalation had military sources in Kyiv suggesting that Russia has resolved to make the city a “grey zone”, uninhabitable for civilians.
  This is important because all the lead-ups I had mentioned earlier certainly appear to paint the picture of an increasing campaign to shut the city’s power down and purge it of civilians in the run-up to a potential large-scale ground assault of some kind...
..So: according to them [The Economist's source] Russia is preparing for a ‘major summer offensive’ and is training a massive two-corps field army of six divisions in ‘eastern Siberia’, according to a high-ranking Ukrainian official... The 120k number matches almost precisely with the number of troops Russia has been designating for each given sector or front...
..So if we are to assume, hypothetically, that this potential new 120k man structure is being trained as one cohesive grouping—an assumption based on the fact that they’re reportedly training together in the same region—under one command, ergo we can make the logical extension that this grouping is intended for a new theater. And what possible new front or theater could be opened up with such a large grouping? There is no room anywhere else to inject such a group other than into the north...Russia appears to know something—here’s UN rep Nebenzya’s latest statement to the committee:
"Very soon, the only topic for any international meetings on Ukraine will be the unconditional surrender of the Kiev regime, I advise all of you to prepare for this" ...
 ..A big uproar ensued in the Ukrainian commentariat after it was finally revealed definitively by Biden’s administration that they apparently do not support Ukraine hitting Russia’s oil and gas infrastructure due to the fear of affecting “global energy markets”...
..I already explained how hitting Russian refineries doesn’t really affect global oil as refineries are working to refine gasoline for Russia’s domestic use. The real reason Biden’s admin is worried about “global” markets is because of the implicit threat of Russia’s retaliation. There are obviously backdoor deals wherein Russia has made clear its escalatory regime should Ukraine be abetted by NATO in striking certain critical ‘red line’ facilities...
..And no single object has generated greater chatter amplitude than Russia’s glide-bombs, which are becoming an utterly insurmountable problem for the AFU: Just as the Lancet was the star of last year’s show, it seems now the glide-bomb has moved into the spotlight. The reason is simple: Ukraine hardly uses armor or vehicles anymore, given that they’ve bunkered up and gone fully on the defensive. Thus there’s not much for Lancets to do at the moment. But glide-bombs are precisely the remedy for Ukraine’s defensive, trench-heavy posture, as they shred trenches and cave them in even from non-direct impacts. And given Ukraine’s frontline air defense depletion, Russian fighter-bombers are able to operate with full impunity, launching the glide-bombs at any and all times and directions... Only in places like Avdeevka, with massive fortified underground structures, were they able to withstand the onslaught. But nearly everywhere else that’s left, such as Chasov-Yar now, glide-bombs will wreck top-ground fortifications and trenches, crumpling them even from some distance away. Ukrainians have reported that the Fab-500 rips doors off hinges from 1km away.  https://simplicius76.substack.com/p/sitrep-41124-zelensky-in-shock-as

  Moldova on the brink of war or impossible neutralityYuri Roshka
  Developments on the Ukrainian front show an imminent prospect of a collapse of the Ukrainian defensive line and a decisive offensive by the Russian army. One of Russia's strategic targets is the port of Odessa. And in the event of a successful operation, the Russians officially declare that their next target is the separatist region in eastern Moldova bordering Odessa, Transnistria...
..NATO has its own strategy for such a scenario. To push the Republic of Moldova and Romania into war against Russia as a NATO state neighbouring my country, with which we share the same history, culture and language. Poland is also prepared to enter Ukraine with its troops as part of the same plan to counter the Russian offensive.  We note at the outset that both the Republic of Moldova is a neutral country by its constitutional rule, and the stationing of foreign military troops on its national territory is prohibited. However, the force of the law has been countered with the law of force...
..It is known that the Republic of Moldova is run by a network of what we call NGO-crats, George Soros' children and US mercenaries. These individuals have been forced by their patrons in the West to violate Moldova's status as a neutral country and to develop aggressive rhetoric against Moscow, and even to provide political and logistical support to the criminal regime in Kiev. And during the two years of proxy war in Ukraine, Moldovan patriots have demanded that the authorities stop engaging in the conflict and respect the neutral status of our country, which requires fairness and impartiality in such armed conflicts. We were not heard. Moreover, we were told, and not without reason, that it is Russia which is the first to violate the neutrality of my country by its illegal military presence on our national territory. Of course, NATO and the Americans are in Romania, and the Russians have no reason to withdraw from Transnistria. Strategic reasons prevail over constitutional norms of a small and vulnerable state like the Republic of Moldova.
  At present, citizens of military age in the Republic of Moldova are receiving summonses to report to military commissariats to participate in some cantonments, and military exercises are taking place on our territory this month with the participation of Americans, Romanians and Moldovans.  
https://telegra.ph/Moldova-on-the-brink-of-war-or-impossible-neutrality-04-11

  Steve Kirsch,  UK ONS denies request from 7 MPs by claiming that the vaccines are safe so there is no need to do any analysis that might show otherwise
  The head of the UK ONS says that the data is available for qualified researchers but qualified researchers who have challenged the narrative have been denied access. So the data shall remain hidden!  
  The head of the UK ONS wrote a letter in response to a request from 7 members of Parliament saying that the vaccines are safe and they have better things to do with their time than run a report that would have taken them less than 1 hour of effort to do.

  The WHO Accord: Global Governance is a Real Threat to American Sovereignty
  Americans have every reason to believe our sovereignty is in peril with the implementation of this accord. Staver, Chairman of Liberty Counsel, answers 3 "lies" commonly told about the prospective accord. 
  Number One is the issue of retaining national sovereignty. He believes the draft treaty and its proposed amendments, which will soon be voted on, indicate a nation's sovereignty will be affected. While it is true, explains Staver, that "individual nations can make more rules or laws that are more restrictive," nations that have fewer or weaker restrictions than those imposed by WHO will be "forced to abide by WHO's restrictions."
  Number Two refers to whether the treaty is legally binding. Staver asserts that the draft treaty and proposed amendments indicate that the WHO's documents "will be legally binding," giving the organization "enormous power that will be enforced as legally binding under international law." Staver states that "globalists until now have tried to hide behind the word 'agreement' to avoid the word treaty." He cites Obama's signing of the Paris Agreement or Accord as his example—it is "actually a treaty and is listed as such on the U.N. website, with the U.S. as a signatory even though the Senate did not vote on it." Durbin admits in his letter the WHO Accord is a "draft treaty." Treaties are, in fact, legally binding written contracts in international law.
  Finally, Number Three, for those who assert the WHO documents do not mention "lockdowns, closures, or specific surveillance systems," nothing could be further from the truth. The documents contain language related to the imposition of travel restrictions, enforcement of travel through digital passports, the ability to mandate vaccines and medical treatments, and "when drugs will be released to the public, and how vaccines and drugs will be approved."
  David Bell and Thi Thuy Van Dinh, authors of a Dec. 2023 Brownstone Institute article, conclude "a rational examination of the texts" shows the proposed treaty and amendments to the International Health Regulations (IHR) will impact the sovereignty of nations who participate and "contradict multiple stipulations of the Universal Declaration of Human Rights (UDHR)" They write:
   "Amending the 2005 IHR may be a straightforward way to quickly deploy and enforce "new normal" health control measures. The current text applies to virtually the entire global population, counting 196 States Parties including all 194 WHO Member States. Approval may or may not require a formal vote of the World Health Assembly (WHA), as the recent 2022 amendment was adopted through consensus. If the same approval mechanism is to be used in May 2024, many countries and the public may remain unaware of the broad scope of the new text and its implications to national and individual sovereignty.
  The IHR are a set of recommendations under a treaty process that has force under international law. They seek to provide the WHO with some moral authority to coordinate and lead responses when an international health emergency, such as pandemic, occurs. Most are non-binding, and these contain very specific examples of measures that the WHO can recommend, including (Article 18)."
  The Brownstone authors also argue the treaty will "dismantle UDHR." They explain the proposed amendments will "change the recommendations of the current document to requirements through three mechanisms. The term non-binding (in Article 1 of UDHR) will be removed, and the inserted will be the phrase stating Member States will follow WHO's recommendations and "recognize WHO, not as an organization under the control of countries, but as the 'coordinating authority, (New Article 13A)."
  The WHO Accord will rely on funding from member countries to implement its strategies and "to run a supply network to support its work in health emergencies." Resources will be shared among the member countries: manufacturing facilities, medical and pandemic-related products, distribution of medical treatments, etc. Therefore, American taxpayers will kick in to fund the operation, and the WHO will decide where the products and funds go with an eye on "equity," of course. According to WHO's One Health initiative, almost anything can be declared an emergency, including climate change. Regardless of location or origin, those health threats will be ours to fund and respond to, should the U.S. agree to participate.
  "Claims of reduced sovereignty," according to the Brownstone Institute, "as misinformation or disinformation" should not be ignored. Remarkably, should the U.S. join the WHO Accord, it would also agree to limit any effort to vocalize opposition to WHO's measures or "claims regarding an emergency." On paper, Article 18 of the IHR guarantees the right to beliefs and religion. However, in the real world, the WHO can define and decide what is or is not misinformation or disinformation.

  Meryl Nass MD in a Kafkaesque world... I received two official communications from the State of Maine yesterday
First the good news from the Maine Legislature that honored me...
..Second, although the Maine Board of Medicine and the assistant attorneys general who prosecuted the case against me asked to rescind their Final Order, apparently until that issue is litigated, I learned today, the order is considered final. So I had not complied, thinking we were still arguing about it, and I am duly threatened by some Board underling for not meeting their deadline. It looks like the Maine Medical Board has been counting the days.  
https://merylnass.substack.com/p/i-received-two-official-communications

  Professor Anthony Hall,  Freedom Convoy Beacon versus Law School Huckster
Olympic Gold Medalist Jamie Salé Comes Out Looking Good Compared to Trudeau Foundation Law Prof, Timothy Caulfield
​  The College of Physicians and Surgeons should become more aggressive in regulating the medical profession. The Colleges have disgraced their reputations by penalizing principled medical practitioners who have done due diligence in informing themselves and their patients when it comes to the dangers of injections that are anything but safe and effective.
​  Among the conscientious doctors subjected to the malicious professional abuses by College officials are Drs. Mark Trozzi, Roger Hodkinson, William Makis, Charles Hoffe and several others. In researching the Alberta College and its relationship with Alberta Health Services (AHS), Dr. William Makis discovered clear and definitive evidence of a pedophilia/ child trafficking ring operating with protections at the highest levels of AHS and its allied agencies in British Columbia.
​  Dr. Makis has formulated very explicit findings on the protection of the crime of pedophilia, including by the Alberta and BC Colleges of Physicians and Surgeons. Dr. Makis names names and gets very explicit about who signed off on what. The College/AHS/NDP Party lenience when it comes to the sexual abuse of children is very different that the ruthless treatment of doctors who take their Hippocratic Oath to do no harm seriously.

​Doing No Harm (pictured with squash and onions)


Thursday, April 11, 2024

Choose Love

 Witnessing Hate,


  Scott Ritter, Sympathy for the Devil, Part Two , The Amalek Effect   [Work hard for the God of Love. Seek Guidance.]
  On November 3, 2023, Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu penned a letter to Israeli officers and troops serving in Gaza. “The basis of the existence of the thousand-year-old nation of Israel is the constant struggle for our lives and freedom,” Netanyahu wrote. “The current fight against the ‘Hamas’ murderers is another chapter in the story,” he added, extoling the soldiers to ‘Remember what Amalek did to you,’” before concluding that “This is a war between the sons of light and the sons of darkness.”
  Netanyahu’s words, which were clear instructions that were picked up and acted upon by the soldiers he addressed, introduced a sense of moral righteousness to the Israeli cause, appealing to religion and tradition to attack those who might otherwise question the legitimacy of their actions.
  The Palestinian people were reduced to nothing more than the “seed of Amalek,” to quote Israeli soldiers inflamed by Netanyahu’s exhortations to violence. And Israeli retribution will be, literally, biblical in nature, a conflict of the bible, justified by the Bible, and as such righteous in the eyes of God.
  Shortly after the Hamas attack on Israel on October 7, 2023, the Israeli Minister of Defense, Yoav Gallant, has likened the modern-day “seed of Amalek” (the citizens of Gaza) to animals. “[Israel is] imposing a complete siege on Gaza,” Gallant said. “No electricity, no food, no water, no fuel. Everything is closed. We are fighting human animals, and we are acting accordingly.”
  Gallant’s words were echoed by Maj. Gen. Ghassan Alian, the Israeli Army Coordinator of Government Activities in the Territories (COGAT). “Human animals,” he said, “are dealt with accordingly. Israel has imposed a total blockade on Gaza, no electricity, no water, just damage. You wanted hell, you will get hell.”
  Starvation became another weapon to be wielded against the civilians of Gaza by the Israelis in their biblical quest to impose genocidal “justice” on those they deemed the “seed of Amalek.”
  On February 28, 2024, Carl Skau, the deputy executive director of the World Food Program, informed the United Nations Security Council that more than 500,000 people were at risk of starvation in Gaza.
  The next day, February 29, a food convoy that had been organized by Palestinian businessmen, and coordinated with COGAT, arrived in northern Gaza. As crowds of starving Gazans gathered around the trucks, the IDF opened fire on them, precipitating a stampede as desperate survivors tried to escape. At least 118 people were killed and 760 injured in what has become known as “the flour massacre.”
  A destroyed World Central Kitchen vehicle in Gaza.
  To help combat the scourge of starvation, celebrity chef Jose Andres dispatched members of his non-governmental organization, World Central Kitchen (WCK) to Gaza, where they established two main kitchens—one in the southern city of Rafah and another in the central town of Deir al-Balah, which served more than 170,000 hot meals daily to Palestinians. Up until April 1, 2024, WCK had provided over 43 million meals to the starving citizens of Gaza.
  “Human animals,” however, cannot be allowed to eat.
  Prior to April 1, the IDF had killed more than 200 aid workers in Gaza. Most of these workers, however, were Palestinian, and their deaths were soon forgotten, just another statistic in a conflict that had killed more than 33,000 Gazan civilians since it began.
  On April 1, 2024, a three-vehicle WCK convoy departed the Gazan town of Deir al-Balah, having dropped off food supplies that had just arrived from Cyprus. Riding in the vehicles were an Australian, Zomi Frankcom, a Pole, Damian Soból, a dual US-Canadian, Jacob Flickenger, a Palestinian, Saif Issam Abu Taha, and three British citizens, John Chapman, James Henderson, and James Kirby. The convoy was driving along a route that had been cleared by the IDF.
  But “human animals” cannot be allowed to eat.
  Shortly after departing the Deir al-Balah warehouse, the convoy was tracked by an armed Israeli drone, which proceeded to fire a missile into the lead WCK vehicle. Survivors from that vehicle evacuated to a second WCK vehicle, which then, together with the third vehicle, fled the scene, only to be struck by a missile fired from the Israeli drone. Once again, survivors were loaded into the last WCK vehicle, which was in turn struck and destroyed by a third missile fired by the Israeli drone.
  All seven WCK employees were killed.
  One of the immediate consequences of the attack was that ships carrying aid to Gaza, including food, turned around, their respective organizations having concluded that the security situation in Gaza was too dangerous for continued operations.
  The Israelis investigated the attack and concluded that the drone operators had not been told by their command about the WCK convoy due to “internal failures that led to critical information regarding the humanitarian’s operation to not go properly down through the chain of command.”
  The Israelis contend that they had assessed that the convoy contained one or more armed Hamas operatives.  
  As a result of the investigation, the Israelis fired a major and a colonel in reserve who were responsible for coordinating the drone strike. Three other IDF officials were formally reprimanded: the commanders of the brigade and division involved, and the commander of the Southern Command, who, according to the Israelis, bore “overall responsibility” for an operation which the Israelis claim was carried out in “serious violation of the commands and IDF Standard Operating Procedures.”
  This is the same Israeli command which allowed Hind Rajab and her family to be murdered and used Hind as bait to lure in two Palestinian paramedics so they, too, could be killed.
  Because the “seed of Amalek” must be destroyed.
  The same Israeli command that has given Israeli snipers the green light to kill a mother who was trying to cross the street, hand in hand with her young son, waving a white flag.
  Because the “seed of Amalek” must be destroyed.
The same Israeli command behind the genocidal policies which have left more than 33,000 Palestinian civilians dead, including more than 15,000 children.
  Because the “seed of Amalek” must be destroyed.
  The attack on the WCK convoy was no accident.
The IDF knew who they were, and what they were doing, when the order to fire the missiles was given to the Israeli drone crew.

  “Human animals” cannot be allowed to eat.
Because the “seed of Amalek” must be destroyed.
  "Amalek", however, is not the word of God.
"Amalek" is the product of a man—and people—who walked away from the God of Abraham, people who followed the corrupted priest, Eli,
to Shiloh, and in doing so destroyed the integrity of Moses’ Tabernacle.
  "Amalek" is the byproduct of Eli’s deal with the devil, which spawned Samual, a false prophet, who encouraged Saul, a false king, to commit murder.

​  ‘Come out, you animals’: how the massacre at al-Shifa Hospital happened
​  During the massacre at al-Shifa Hospital, the Israeli army shot patients in their beds and doctors who refused to abandon the sick, separated people into groups with differently-colored bracelets, and executed hundreds of civil government employees.​  
https://mondoweiss.net/2024/04/come-out-you-animals-how-the-massacre-at-al-shifa-hospital-happened/

​  ‘Operation al-Aqsa Flood’ Day 188: Tensions rise over potential Iranian response to Israeli attack on consulate in Damascus
Israel and Iran escalated threats of war as the U.S. central command chief visited the region on Thursday. Meanwhile, Israeli airstrikes intensify in the central Gaza Strip.​  
33,545 + killed* and at least 76,049 wounded in the Gaza Strip.
456+ Palestinians killed in the occupied West Bank and East Jerusalem.**
Israel revises its estimated October 7 death toll down from 1,400 to 1,139.
604 Israeli soldiers have been killed since October 7, and at least 6,800 injured.
Israel kills 63 Palestinians, wounds 45 in the past 24 hours across Gaza, raising the death toll since October 7 to 33,482 and the number of wounded to 76,049, according to the Gaza health ministry.
Israel kills six members of Hamas chief’s family, including three sons and three grandchildren in al-Shati’ refugee camp in northern Gaza.
Israeli army launches dozens of strikes on al-Nuseirat refugee camp and its surroundings.
Israeli army targets fishing dock in Gaza City.
Israel and Iran conduct air maneuvers.
Axios quoting Israeli officials: Israel is preparing for an Iranian attack, coordinating with the U.S.
Israel’s Channel 12: Netanyahu didn’t keep his promise to Biden to open Asdod port for humanitarian aid.
Israeli security minister Itamar Ben-Gvir asks war minister Yoav Gallant not to allow the release of body of Walid Daqqah.
Israeli police to open investigation against Palestinian professor at Tel Aviv University for “terror incitement” after mourning the death of Walid Daqqah on social media.
West Bank: Israeli settlers attack Palestinian villages, torch cars.
West Bank: Israeli forces raid Qalandia refugee camp north of Jerusalem, villages in Bethlehem and Hebron.

​  2 days ago: 'Operation Al-Aqsa Flood’ Day 186: Hamas maintains calls for permanent ceasefire as Netanyahu ‘sets date’ for Rafah invasion
​  Israeli police raid deceased Palestinian prisoner Walid Daqqa’s family house and forcibly disperses mourners just hours after it was announced that the famed writer and prisoner died due to medical negligence in Israeli custody.​  https://mondoweiss.net/2024/04/operation-al-aqsa-flood-day-186-hamas-maintains-calls-for-permanent-ceasefire-as-netanyahu-sets-date-for-rafah-invasion/

Children 44% of Palestinians Killed by Israel Since Oct 7


Biden Walks Back Call for Israel to Declare a Ceasefire in Gaza
He is sticking to his position of linking a temporary ceasefire to a hostage deal and says it's 'up to Hamas'

​  Biden says will provide 'iron-clad' protection for 'Israel' from Iran
US President Joe Biden underlines that he will provide protection for the Israeli occupation against Iran, whom it attacked first.​  https://english.almayadeen.net/news/politics/biden-says-will-provide--iron-clad--protection-for--israel

​  Israel Kills Hamas Leaders Sons, Grandchildren Amid 'Ceasefire' Negotiations​ , Israel reportedly claimed that the sons were Hamas operatives
​  “Our demands are clear and specific and we will not make concessions on them. The enemy will be delusional if it thinks that targeting my sons, at the climax of the negotiations and before the movement sends its response, will push Hamas to change its position,” the 61-year-old said. He continued, "The blood of my sons is not dearer than the blood of our people." Israel killed his three sons and three grandchildren.​  https://trendsinthenews.substack.com/p/israel-kills-hamas-leaders-sons-grandchildren

​  Israeli media sources have claimed that Iran is poised to launch a major attack on Israel, but that the strikes were postponed "at the last minute".
​  Israeli news website Ynet reported Thursday that "Tehran decided to either delay the strike or change the nature of its response to Israel's attack on its consulate in Damascus, likely due to warnings from the administration of United States President Joe Biden.​.. 
​..The last 48 hours has seen Washington raise the possibility that it could intervene militarily in defense of Israel if Iran retaliates for the April 1st Israeli attack on its embassy in Damascus.
​  Meanwhile, some international airlines, most notably German airline Lufthansa, have paused their flights to Tehran, citing heightened fears of imminent military action in the region. Russia has also taken steps to warn its citizens against travel to the region, particularly Israel, as the region remains at boiling point.

​  US Drones Are Expensive and Error Prone so Ukraine Turns to China
​  The Silicon Valley company Skydio sent hundreds of its best drones to Ukraine to help fight the Russians. Things didn’t go well. Skydio’s drones flew off course and were lost, victims of Russia’s electronic warfare. The company has since gone back to the drawing board to build a new fleet.
​  Most small drones from U.S. startups have failed to perform in combat, dashing companies’ hopes that a badge of being battle-tested would bring the startups sales and attention. It is also bad news for the Pentagon, which needs a reliable supply of thousands of small, unmanned aircraft.​  

​  John Helmer , MOSCOW SHINES SPOTLIGHT ON WHO COMES AFTER ZELENSKY
​  Advertisements for replacements of Vladimir Zelensky aren’t unusual, even if he has disposed of almost all of them already.
​  That leaves just one, Andrei Yermak, head of the Presidential Office —  prompter, grey eminence, comfort blanket of Zelensky in almost every significant move he has made since 2019– and now candidate to become prime minister in a revolutionary transfer of power in the Kiev regime,  reducing the presidency to a shadow; centralizing all military and civil command in Yermak’s office,  but letting Zelensky stay alive.​  
https://johnhelmer.net/moscow-shines-spotlight-on-who-comes-after-zelensky/#more-89705

​  The European Parliament has approved the controversial EU Asylum and Migration Pact, which will see countries forced to accept their fair share of new arrivals into the bloc or pay a fine for every migrant they reject.
​  “The new legislation is not perfect but we can only make migration manageable and humane with one European solution,” said Hilde Vautmans, foreign affairs coordinator for Renew Europe.
​  Nationalist politicians across Europe expressed their anger at the passing of the pact, which they claim cedes sovereignty to an ever-centralized European Union.
“The Migration Pact organizes the tutelage and control of nations, the legal impunity of NGOs complicit with smugglers,” tweeted Marine Le Pen of France’s National Rally.​ She further vowed to “put an end to the accelerated pursuit of policies to encourage and organize mass immigration,” on June 9 at the EU elections in which her party is expected to win the most French seats.​  
https://www.zerohedge.com/geopolitical/european-parliament-approves-controversial-migration-pact-furious-nationalists-vow

​  Social media platform X, formerly known as Twitter, has received an inquiry from the U.S. House of Representatives regarding alleged illegal actions it took in Brazil, Elon Musk said on Wednesday.
​  In a post on the social network, the owner of X said the platform had “just received an inquiry from the House of Representatives regarding actions taken in Brazil that were in violation of Brazilian law.” “There were hundreds if not thousands. This is getting spicy,” Mr. Musk added.   
​  The U.S. House could not be immediately reached for comment and X did not immediately respond to a Reuters request for comment.
​  In a later post on Wednesday, Mr. Musk, a self-declared free speech absolutist, further claimed X was being asked to “suspend sitting members of the Brazilian parliament and many journalists” from the platform.
​  The businessman’s online comments came shortly after Brazilian Supreme Court justice and president of the Superior Electoral Court, Alexandre de Moraes, opened an inquiry into Mr. Musk.
​  The inquiry—backed by the current leftist government of Luiz Inácio Lula da Silva—came after the Tesla CEO challenged a court order requiring the removal of certain accounts on X as part of alleged efforts to crack down on fake news and misinformation in Brazil.​  
https://www.zerohedge.com/geopolitical/elon-musk-says-congress-has-inquired-about-xs-actions-brazil

​  The AI Revolution Has a Problem: Energy​ 
  It's all because of the enormous amounts of information AI programs need to process to perform a task. De Vries has calculated that if Google switches its search engine to generative AI, the electricity consumption of that search engine would shoot up to 29 TWh per year. And that's just Google, which started trialing AI-powered searches in the UK earlier this month.
​  "The more information they gather, the smarter they are, but the more information they gather to get smarter, the more power it takes." This is the description provided by the chief executive of Arm, a chip design company owned by Japan's SoftBank.
This amount of power, in total, could come to represent between a fifth and a quarter of total U.S. electricity demand by 2030, Rene Haas told the Wall Street Journal this week. "That's hardly very sustainable, to be honest with you."​...
.."Gas is the only cost-efficient energy generation capable of providing the type of 24/7 reliable power required by the big technology companies to power the AI boom," the founder and senior partner at Energy Capital Partners, an investment firm, told the FT earlier this month.
​  This is why growth in AI use would require an expansion of gas generation capacity, according to the company. The word "critical" was used. Or as EQT chief executive Toby Rice put it, echoing the message of Ernest Moniz, "It will not be done without gas."​  
https://oilprice.com/Energy/Energy-General/The-AI-Revolution-Has-a-Problem-Energy.html​ 

​  Great Britain is facing an economic North Sea oil fiasco
​  This is reported by “The Telegraph”. The consumption of fossil fuels in the United Kingdom will never fall as quickly as the amount of North Sea oil available will decline. The income of the operating companies is shrinking drastically and at the same time the costs for extracting oil, as well as those for decommissioning the oil platforms, are skyrocketing.​  
https://transition--news-org.translate.goog/grossbritannien-steht-vor-einem-wirtschaftlichen-nordseeol-fiasko?_x_tr_sl=auto&_x_tr_tl=en&_x_tr_hl=en&_x_tr_pto=wapp

​  There Is No “Natural Capital”: Transforming Nature which is Alive into Her Opposite”​ , Theses about the Relationship of “Monsieur Le Capital” and “Madame la Nature”
Without nature there is no capital.
There is no way back from capital to nature: it is a one​ way road, only.
As nature is limited, capital is, too: When everything has been turned into capital, there is no nature and thus no more capital, anymore.

US 'Considering' Dropping Prosecution Of Assange, Biden Says​ [Talk is cheap.]

​  Japanese Professor's Message to World​ , "Fraudulent use of gene therapy in healthy people an extreme violation of human rights"
​  Masayasu Inoue is Professor Emeritus of Osaka City University Medical School who specializes in molecular pathology. Reviewing his publishing resume, I wasn’t surprised to see that he has a longstanding interest in oxidative stress. His paper titled Mitochondrial Generation of Reactive Oxygen Species and its Role in Aerobic Life presents the following summary:
​  The present work also describes that a cross-talk of molecular oxygen, nitric oxide (NO) and superoxide radicals regulates the circulation, energy metabolism, apoptosis, and functions as a major defense system against pathogens. Pathophysiological significance of ROS generation by mitochondria in the etiology of aging, cancer and degenerative neuronal diseases is also described.
​  Lately “the etiology of aging, cancer and degenerative neuronal diseases” has been been on my mind a lot, as the young friend of a friend was recently discovered to have advanced, metastatic melanoma of unknown primary site that had spread to her brain. The day after I heard this news, I saw the following article in the New York Post:
​  "Cancer rates rising in young people due to ‘accelerated aging,’ according to ‘highly troubling’ new study​"  
https://petermcculloughmd.substack.com/p/japanese-professors-message-to-world

  8 minute video in clearly spoken English by Professor Inoue explains the process of forced gene-therapy production in under a year, and injection of most adults and children rapidly, as deaths and serious side effects were hidden. This same play is being run to prepare for "Disease X". The WHO Pandemic Treaty will be used to enforce this further crime against the people of Japan.  https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=MOm5X7NoDDg

​  Bio-Pharmaceutical Complex Under Fire​ , Rand Paul and Joe Rogan making strong statements and asking tough questions.
​  The world’s most popular podcaster recently dropped some interesting insights on episode #2132 of The Joe Rogan Experience with Andrew Schulz. Specifically, he crafted a logical explanation for why so many doctors are absolutely silent on COVID-19 vaccine injuries and deaths.
​  “It takes a very courageous person to say, ‘Not only was I wrong, but I probably f*cked people over. And a lot of people might have been adversely affected,’” Rogan said.​  “They told you to get it. They probably chastised people and scolded people [who] didn’t get it. So now, they have this opinion that they have started with and they stuck with, and they want to be correct.”​...
​..Senator Rand Paul went on Fox News’s Laura Ingraham to talk about the conspicuous fact that fifteen federal agencies were fully aware of Peter Daszak’s 2018 DEFUSE grant proposal in which his EcoHealth Alliance proposed to work with UNC Professor Ralph Baric and the Wuhan Institute of Virology to modify a bat SARS coronavirus to have many of the same unique features that were later found in SARS-CoV-2 after the genome was published in early 2020... The personnel of all fifteen agencies remained silent about the alarming DEFUSE proposal of 2018 and its obvious connection with the SARS coronavirus that began circulating in the human population of Wuhan less than two years later.​  https://petermcculloughmd.substack.com/p/bio-pharmaceutical-complex-under

​Working For Peace (took this picture of Jenny with pink roses)




Wednesday, April 10, 2024

Enemy Within

 Riddled With Cancer,


​  'Foreign Interference': China Hits Back At Yellen While Welcoming Russia's Lavrov To Beijing
​  US Treasury Secretary Janet Yellen at the end of her four day trip to China chose to deliver a stark warning on an ultra-sensitive topic in US-China relations. She warned against any actions of Beijing to bolster Russia's military capacity by supplying ammunition or weaponry amid Moscow's ongoing war in Ukraine... "Any banks that facilitate significant transactions that channel military or dual-use goods to Russia’s defense industrial base expose themselves to the risk of US sanctions," she warned.​..
​..Chinese Foreign Ministry spokesperson Mao Ning responded to Yellen on Monday, telling a press conference, "China-Russia relations should not be attacked or smeared, and the legitimate rights and interests of China and Chinese companies should not be harmed."​  https://www.zerohedge.com/geopolitical/foreign-interference-china-hits-back-yellen-warning-while-welcoming-russias-lavrov 

Yuan displacing dollar on Russia’s foreign exchange market – Central Bank​ , The Chinese currency now accounts for the largest share of forex trading, the regulator reports​ https://www.rt.com/business/595642-yuan-trading-russian-forex-market/

​  China to respond to US pressure with multi-tier defense involving Russia
​  In response to the US policy of multilateral and multilevel deterrence Beijing is beginning to build a multi-tier defense in the military and economic sphere, while Russia will gain new opportunities as China's military-political and economic partner, Alexey Maslov, the director of the Institute of Asian and African Countries at the Lomonosov Moscow State University, told TASS​...
​.."The US has not given up on seriously containing China and, indeed, it is building up pressure on Beijing. Recent developments and, above all, the notable expansion of the AUKUS bloc (a trilateral military partnership of Australia, the UK and the US, with which Japan is expanding cooperation - TASS), aimed against China and against policies in Asia, indicates that the US has resorted to multilevel, multilateral attacks against Beijing. In this sense, China is obviously taking strategic measuresRussia may no longer be only an economic partner. It is also a military-political partner. I think that it is the noticeable increase in pressure on China that expands the possibilities of interaction with Russia now," Maslov said.
​  He recalled that for a long time China preferred to stick to a policy that implied the settlement of many issues exclusively through talks. "Now China is building both military defense and economic counteraction," he remarked.
​  In addition, the expert stressed that Lavrov's visit to Beijing also emphasized the paramount importance of the Eurasian security problem in the dialogue between the two countries.
​  "Now both Russia and China are facing a new wave of terrorist threats. This concerns not only the Crocus terrorist attack. Just recently there was a terrorist attack in Pakistan, where several Chinese workers were killed. It is obvious that both sides are going to develop anti-terrorist cooperation, first of all, in the SCO, where they are actively cooperating along these lines. Secondly, security in Central Asia, including cyber security. Security and sovereignty are the main issues being negotiated now," Maslov concluded.​  
https://tass.com/world/1772609

​  Expert group proposes strategies for US to counter China’s dominanceWashington should act with increased speed to develop supply chains for critical minerals from Africa​  “US economic and national security depend on securing a reliable supply of critical minerals, including from Africa,” the report said.
​  However, the “near 100%” reliance on “foreign entities of concern” – mainly China – for minerals including cobalt, graphite, and manganese is “concerning,” the expert group stated.​  Western governments and mining companies are falling behind Chinese competitors in gaining access to Africa’s abundant mineral resources, which are crucial for industries such as electric vehicle manufacturing and defense.​  
[Carrot - Stick - Choice.]
   https://www.rt.com/africa/595637-us-china-africa-dominance-counter-strategy/

​The rumor is that Hunter was a CIA bagman/front:  Moscow Accuses Hunter Biden-Linked Company Burisma Of Financing Terror Attacks   https://www.zerohedge.com/geopolitical/moscow-accuses-hunter-biden-linked-company-burisma-financing-terror-attacks

​  More details:  MOSCOW OPENED CRIMINAL CASE AGAINST US, NATO OFFICIALS FOR FINANCING TERRORISM THROUGH UKRAINE
  On April 9, the Investigative Committee of the Russian Federation launched a criminal probe against senior officials of the United States and NATO countries. It was established that Western leaders took part in financing the terrorist attacks in Russia.
  It was established that in recent years, funds received through commercial organizations, in particular the oil and gas company Burisma Holdings, operating on the territory of Ukraine, have been used to carry out terrorist attacks in the Russian Federation, as well as abroad, in order to eliminate prominent political and public figures and cause economic damage.
  The criminal case was launched under Part 4 of Article 205.1 of the Criminal Code of the Russian Federation (financing of terrorism) against senior officials of the United States and NATO countries, the press service of the Russian Investigative Committee reported...
​..The largest oil and gas company in Ukraine, Burisma Holdings, is associated with the son of the US President, Hunter Biden. He served on the Board of Directors from 2014 to 2019Prosecutor General of Ukraine Viktor Shokin initiated a corruption investigation against Burisma Holdings in 2016, but he was soon dismissed. Republicans who support Donald Trump believe that this happened because of Biden’s pressure on then-President of Ukraine Petro Poroshenko. According to the lawyer of former US President Rudolph Giuliani, Shokin had evidence of money laundering by Burisma Holdings. Giuliani also claimed that Biden threatened to delay sending $1 billion in aid to Ukraine.​  In early May 2023, a group of Republican congressmen sent an open letter to U.S. Attorney General Merrick Garland and FBI Director Christopher Wray, in which they stated that the Biden family had received at least $20 million from foreign businessmen during his vice presidency under Barack Obama.​  
https://www.southfront.press/moscow-opened-criminal-case-against-us-nato-officials-for-financing-terrorism-through-ukraine/

US Sent Seized Iranian Weapons, Ammo To Ukraine As Resupply Efforts Hit Desperation​  https://www.zerohedge.com/military/us-sent-seized-iran-weapons-ammo-ukraine-resupply-grows-more-desperate

Decline of the EU Center, Pro-Russia Candidate Elected President of Slovakia​   Peter Pellegrini, a pro-Russia candidate is elected President of Slovakia. Prime Minister Robert Fico is also pro-Russia. The EU further splinters.​  https://mishtalk.com/economics/decline-of-the-eu-center-pro-russia-candidate-elected-president-of-slovakia/

Hundreds of Bodies Found in Mass Graves at Al-Shifa Hospital 'Bulldozed by Israel and Buried Like Trash'​  https://www.informationliberation.com/?id=64377

​  Hamas Can't Locate 40 Israeli Hostages Needed For 1st Round Of Ceasefire​  
​  Hamas is open to releasing hostages as part of deal that would see IDF troops gradually retreat from the Gaza Strip, instead of its prior demand of full troop withdrawal as a precondition to letting the hostages go free.​ But any potential forward progress has been stymied by a significant complication revealed by Hamas to negotiators on Wednesday. The group is unable to identify and locate some 40 Israeli hostages which would be needed to complete the first phase of the ceasefire deal.​  This possibly confirms prior reporting by the Israeli newspaper Haaretz, which in March said that Israeli officials believe only 60 to 70 Israeli hostages in Gaza are still alive.​ A working draft deal mediated by Qatar is said to stipulate as a first phase the release of 40 living hostages made up of women, the elderly, and the sick. ..This would happen during an initial six-week pause in the fighting. But at this point, per CNN sources, since Hamas is "unable to reach 40 in the proposed categories, Israel has pushed for Hamas fill out the initial release with younger male hostages, including soldiers."
​  There's a possibility that some of the hostages could have been killed by Israeli's relentless bombing campaign which has decimated entire neighborhoods. A horrifically tragic incident last December saw three Israeli hostages shot dead by Israeli forces
https://www.zerohedge.com/geopolitical/hamas-cant-locate-40-israeli-hostages-needed-1st-round-ceasefire

​  Patrick Lawrence: ‘Automated Murder’: Israel’s ‘AI’ in Gaza
​  Hans Köchler, who has studied the impact of digital technologies for many years, did not seem to have read the +972 Magazine report before he spoke here last week. This made his remarks all the more disturbing. He was not describing—not specifically—the murderers operating Lavender and other such technologies in Gaza. We will all live and die by these Faustian technologies: This, our common fate, was Köchler’s topic...
​..Along with the +972 report on the use of AI came others in a week notable for its stomach-churning news of Israeli depravity. In its April 3 editions The Guardian revealed that the IDF intentionally deploys snipers and quadcopters—remotely controlled sniper drones—to target children. The evidence of this comes from U.S. and Canadian doctors who, while serving in Gaza, treat many children with wounds consistent with and easily identified as caused by snipers’ bullets. These are larger than the ammunition generally used in combat because they are intended to kill rather than wound.
​  The Biden regime never addresses these barbaric developments, and our corporate media, with rare exceptions such as The Guardian piece just cited, tell us almost nothing of them.​  
https://scheerpost.com/2024/04/09/patrick-lawrence-automated-murder-israels-ai-in-gaza/

   Netanyahu's dream:  US Could Launch Joint Retaliatory Strikes With Israel If It Is Attacked By Iran: Official
​  The US and its allies believe major missile or drone strikes by Iran or its proxies against military and government targets in Israel are imminent, in what would mark a significant widening of the six-month-old conflict, according to people familiar with the intelligence.
​  The potential assault, possibly using high-precision missiles, may happen in the coming days, the people said, requesting anonymity to discuss confidential matters. It is seen as more a matter of when, not if, one of the people said, based on assessments from US and Israeli intelligence.
​  Iran has threatened to hit Israel in retaliation for an attack on a diplomatic compound in the Syrian capital of Damascus last week that killed senior Iranian military officials​  
https://www.zerohedge.com/markets/oil-soars-report-us-sees-imminent-high-precision-missile-strike-israel-iran

​  Israel ‘is targeting food aid for Gaza,’ OCHA says
​  Israel is deliberately delaying and blocking more food supplies from entering Gaza in comparison with other forms of humanitarian aid, the UN said on Tuesday.
With famine looming, the claim will fuel allegations that Israel is using starvation as a weapon of war, a crime under international law.
The UN’s humanitarian agency said statistics from March showed that it was much more difficult to obtain clearance for delivering food than other aid.

​  Thanks Frank. Somebody needs to be UN Peacekeepers in Palestine. Türkiye can lead efforts to halt Gaza war: Hamas official
​  "There is an official Turkish willingness to increase the quantities of aid and there is coordination with the Turkish brothers in this regard," he added.
The Hamas leader praised the Turkish position, which backs the Palestinian legitimate right to resistance.​ "This position contributes to blocking any U.S. and Western attempts to link Hamas with terrorism," he said. "This position is important and has greatly served the group and the Palestinian people."
  Last October, President Recep Tayyip Erdoğan said Hamas is not a terrorist organization but rather a "liberation movement" fighting to defend Palestinian land.
​  Regarding Hamas' call for Türkiye to be among the guarantor states to any cease-fire agreement with Israel, Abu Zuhri stressed that "the (Israeli) occupation doesn't abide by agreements."​ "For that reason, it is necessary to have parties that can guarantee the implementation of the agreement," he added.

​  Choke-hold​. Recognize Palestinian Statehood. Thanks Frank.​ ‘No other way’ for goods to come into Palestine but via Israel: Traders
Goods coming to Palestine have to pass through Israeli customs and ports, according to traders in the occupied West Bank, who say Türkiye cutting trade with Israel would affect the Palestinians.​..
​..Underlining that they have to trade with the entire world through Israel, Al-Wahar said: "There is no other way. For example, doing trade through Jordan is very costly. Transportation costs, flight costs, everything is very high."
​  He said before the start of Israeli strikes last October, his factories worked in three shifts 24 hours a day. But have since been closed.
​  Pointing out that working with Türkiye means growth and development for the Palestinian people, al-Wahar said: "We do not only work with Türkiye in the steel sector, we work with Türkiye in the food and clothing sectors as well. All these products are needed."

​  Erez Border Crossing Into Northern Gaza Still Not Open for Aid Despite Israeli Commitment
Israel has been allowing more aid trucks to enter the south but the UN disputes the figures
​  After the Biden-Netanyahu call, the Israeli cabinet approved the opening of Erez and the use of the Israeli port of Ashdod as a hub for humanitarian aid for Palestinians in Gaza. But, according to the El Pais report, Israel has yet to fulfill either commitment.
​  The Israeli government said 468 aid trucks were allowed into Gaza on Tuesday, the highest number since October 7, and 419 entered the Strip on Monday. But UN officials are disputing the numbers and say most of the trucks being counted are only half full when they are inspected by Israel.

​  All UK Airports will close by 2029 & Beef and Lamb will be banned for Human Consumption to meet Climate Scam Targets according to UK Gov. Report
​  report produced by Oxford University and Imperial College London for the UK Government reveals that all airports will be ordered to close, eating beef and lamb will be made illegal, and construction of new buildings will not be permitted to meet the legal commitment of zero emissions by 2050.
​  The report states that all airports must close between 2020 and 2029 excluding Heathrow, Glasgow and Belfast airports, which can only stay open on the condition that transfers to and from the airport are done via rail.​  All remaining airports must then close between 2030 and 2049 because to meet the legal commitment of zero emissions by 2050 every citizen of the United Kingdom must “stop using aeroplanes”....
..In addition, the report states that to obey the law of the Climate Change Act the public will be required to stop doing anything that causes emissions regardless of its energy source. According to the report, this will require the public to never eat beef or lamb ever again.​ To do this national consumption of beef and lamb will drop by 50% between 2020 and 2029. Then between 2030 and 2049 beef and lamb will be “phased out”.

​  OpenAI board member says quiet part out loud: 'Almost all forms of human labor' will be replaced by artificial intelligence​ [Larry is selling this undeliverable product​.]​  Larry Summers is not just any businessman.​ He has membership in the Trilateral Commission, the Council on Foreign Relations, has previously served in the Clinton and Obama administrations, and recently became a member of OpenAI’s board of directors.
​  In short, Summers is a high-level technocrat with years of experience serving his globalist masters.​ So when he makes a major prediction about our economic future, we should listen.
​  Summers recently came out and predicted that nearly all labor will eventually be replaced by artificial intelligence. Not some or even most labor. He said “almost all forms of human labor.” Poof. Gone.​ Summers says these epic changes will be brought on by what he and other technocrats call the “Fourth Industrial Revolution” and will take place quickly once they get fully ramped up, which could take another three to five years or so but nobody knows for sure about the timeframe.

​  Scandal Rocks Biden's Labor Dept For Lying About Sharing Non-Public Inflation Data With Secret Group Of Wall Street "Super Users"​ (Larry's friends.)
​  A little over a month ago, a scandal erupted among the (relatively small​) group of economists who keep a close eye on the monthly inflation data reported by the Biden Department of Labor, when they learned that there is an even smaller, and much more exclusive group of economists called "super users" who get preferential treatment from the BLS, including wink-wink-nudge-nudge explanations of where the data may diverge from expectations. That was the case for the January CPI when as Bloomberg first reported, the BLS sent an email to a group of data “super users”, which "explained suggested a surge in a measure of rental inflation — which left analysts puzzled — was caused by an adjustment to how subcomponents of the index are weighted":
​  Once it became public knowledge that there was a super secret group of preferential "accounts" receiving economic data, immediately following the Bloomberg report, a recipient of the email said that BLS Statistics "tried to retract it and that they were told to disregard its contents."

​  Charles Hugh Smith, Could US Treasuries Become the Trade of the Decade?  ("Second cleanest dirty shirt?", I wonder.)
  Now that the hangover phase of the party looms, those in power won't be able to save everything and everyone: a bunch of stuff is going to be tossed overboard. This triage--who keeps a seat in the lifeboat and who's tossed overboard--is tricky. The bottom 60% have already been tossed overboard, and those between the top 10% and bottom 60% have been stripped of their life vests.
​  In other words, the bottom 90% are already either treading water or on the way to Davy Jones' Debt-Serf Locker. Inflicting more pain on them raises the risk of social-political revolt, and so those in power will have a lamentably limited set of assets and constituencies to stripmine. Making it even trickier, this set of constituencies holds virtually all the nation's wealth and political influence.
​  The first step in crisis is to save what must be saved to keep the ship afloat: the federal government's ability to borrow more money and float that rising debt by selling Treasury bonds. This isn't just a necessity for the domestic status quo, it's also a necessity for the Imperial Project, which must have the capacity to "export" dollars in size globally to preserve the benefits of issuing a reserve currency.
​  The obvious way to save what must be saved is to reward owners of Treasuries and punish everyone else: make owning Treasuries safer and more lucrative than owning any other asset.​  
https://charleshughsmith.substack.com/p/could-us-treasuries-become-the-trade

Costco Selling Up To $200 Million In Gold Bars Per Month, Wells Fargo Estimates​  https://www.zerohedge.com/commodities/pamp-it-costco-selling-200-million-gold-bars-month-wells-fargo-says

​  Ellen Brown, By the Dawn’s Early Light: On the Fall of the Francis Scott Key Bridge
  The Baltimore bridge that collapsed on March 26th was named for Francis Scott Key, who wrote the lyrics to the American national anthem “The Star-Spangled Banner” in 1814. His inspiration was the British bombardment of Fort McHenry in the critical port of Baltimore during the War of 1812. The British had just burned the U.S. Capitol and the White House and had set their sights on the Baltimore port, with the guns from hundreds of British ships trained on shelling the American flag. If the flag were taken down, they would know the Americans had surrendered, and the British agreed the shelling would stop. But in the dawn’s early light, the flag still waved, held up by patriots who replaced soldiers who had fallen before them. Francis Scott Key observed all this from a British ship on which he had been allowed on board to negotiate a prisoner release...
..A Modern U.S. National Infrastructure Bank on the “American System” Model
​  HR 4052, a proposal for a $5 trillion National Infrastructure Bank, is currently before Congress and has widespread support, with 31 co-sponsors. The proposed bank is designed to be a true depository bank, which can leverage its funds as all banks are allowed to do: with a 10% capital requirement, it can leverage $1 in capital into $10 in loans. For capitalization, the bill proposes to follow the lead of Hamilton’s First U.S. Bank: existing U.S. bonds will be swapped for non-voting bank shares paying a dividend. For liquidity to back the loans, the bank will use incoming deposits or will issue bonds. Included in the many projects the bill covers is electrical grid security, a major need not just for ships and bridges but for infrastructure across the country. For more on this proposal, see the website of the NIB Coalition.
​  Our forebears fought the American Revolution, the War of 1812, the Civil War and two World Wars to preserve our freedom and independence, the U.S. Constitution and Bill of Rights. They kept the flag waving in our darkest hours. A Hamiltonian-style national infrastructure bank is one promising tool for preserving that vision today.


​  Yuan displacing dollar on Russia’s foreign exchange market – Central Bank
The Chinese currency now accounts for the largest share of forex trading, the regulator reports
​  Meanwhile, the share of Western currencies, including the US dollar and the euro, dropped to 46.4% on the exchange in March from 52.8% the previous month, data showed.https://www.rt.com/business/595642-yuan-trading-russian-forex-market/

Musk Says Starlink Will Be Free For Brazil Schools If Government Cancels Contract​  https://www.zerohedge.com/geopolitical/musk-says-starlink-will-be-free-brazil-schools-if-government-cancels-contract

​  ‘Russiagate’ About Seizing Power as Much as Stopping Trump
​  “Russiagate was the pretext that started this entire ball rolling, and it wasn’t even based on anything real. And now they want to do it all over again,” Malic explained.
“I was listening to [Senate Majority Leader, Senator] Chuck Schumer (D-NY) speak yesterday about how Ukraine is losing the war because [House Speaker, Rep.] Mike Johnson (R-LA) doesn’t want to give them money. No, Ukraine is losing the war because it has always been [losing] because it is fighting an industrial war it cannot win,” Malic continued.​..  The reality on the ground in Ukraine has turned many against US support for NATO’s proxy war in Russia, with more Americans (37%) saying the US spends too much on Ukraine than too little (27%) and only 13% responded that they were either “extremely confident” or “very confident” Ukraine will defeat Russia, compared to 49% who say they are “Not too confident” or “Not confident at all.”
​  People are asking “How is this helping freedom and democracy, exactly?” Malic contended. “And [the establishment’s] response is ‘shut up, Russian Agent.’”
“This is a breakdown. Because, again, the blob’s agenda is to use Russia’s phantom menace for a power grab at home on one hand, and to push for this geopolitical fantasy that Russia needs Ukraine to be a global empire,” Malic said, explaining that Russia doesn’t want a global empire.​ 
https://sputnikglobe.com/20240409/russiagate-about-seizing-power-as-much-as-stopping-trump-1117836804.html

​  Alex Jones To Sue CIA After Undercover Report Claims Agency "Went After Him Hardcore"
​  Infowars founder and host Alex Jones says he plans to sue the CIA following the release of an undercover sting in which an alleged CIA officer claims that the US intelligence community "took his [Jones's] money away" to "chop his legs off."​ The employee, a CIA contracts officer in San Diego named Gavin O'Blennis, tells the undercover journalist: "You can kind of put anyone in jail if you know what to do," adding "You set ’em up. You create the situation to where they have no choice but to act on their impulse. And once they act on that impulse, some would call that entrapment." 
​  "Nothing like putting out a fake social media thing to like really get people mad," O'Blennis continued.
When asked who the CIA has messed with, O'Blannis mentioned Alex Jones, implying that the agency was involved in Jones' lawsuit, and encouraged Sandy Hook families to sue.​ "We just say ‘there’s no federal statute being broken but you have the option for a civil case and it’s a pretty good case in our opinion.’"​  
https://www.zerohedge.com/political/alex-jones-sue-cia-after-undercover-report-claims-agency-went-after-him-hardcore

​So if it doesn't say "non-GMO", it's GMO? Sneaky QR code labeling HIDES GMOs in food  https://www.naturalnews.com/2024-04-09-sneaky-qr-code-labeling-hides-gmos-food.html

  William Makis MD, Children & mRNA - 7 year old Brazilian boy died after 1st Pfizer COVID-19 mRNA Vaccine - his little heart destroyed with inflammation & clots (published Feb.13, 2024). I write to Alberta Premier. https://makismd.substack.com/p/children-and-mrna-7-year-old-brazilian 

That Research Paper with autopsy findings: Fatal Myocarditis following COVID-19 mRNA Immunization: A Case Report and Differential Diagnosis Review   https://www.mdpi.com/2076-393X/12/2/194

Cancer Rates Rising In Young People Due To ‘Accelerated Aging,’ According To ‘Highly Troubling’ New Study​  https://www.2ndsmartestguyintheworld.com/p/anything-but-the-deathvax-cancer

​  Rutgers University Unexpectedly Drops Student Vaxx Requirement, Litigation Proceeds
​  One of the last major, and most strident, institutes of higher learning holdouts clinging to pseudoscientific and immoral COVID-19 vaccine mandates, Rutgers University, recently unexpectedly halted its requirements for students.
​  Pending litigation against Rutgers by Children’s Health Defense continues unabated:
“We are planning to appeal further to the U.S. Supreme Court, continuing to press our position that Rutgers never had the power to do what it did,” per lead attorney in the suit, Julio C. Gomez.​  
https://www.globalresearch.ca/rutgers-unexpectedly-drops-student-vaxx-requirement-litigation-proceeds/5854399

​  Meryl Nass MD has a resistance package for information-combatants:  National Suicide: 20 Days to Stop It
Stop the WHO Threat to US Sovereignty!
20-Day Count Down to May 1, 2024!
THIS WEEK: Act for America signs the “Not Now, Not Ever” Sovereignty Coalition declaration addressed to President Biden, Senators, and House Members.

​  Things people have asked me for: Resources identifying document citations, more on states rights; Sovereignty Coalition Webinars; Good recent interviews
​  As recently as February 1, 2024, the Congressional Research Service (CRS) chimed in again on the International Health Regulations (IHR) amendments. In a lawyerly statement that gives away as little as possible, the CRS still acknowledged that the federal government had made a RESERVATION to the 2005 version of the IHR, because it was limited by the concept of states rights — so could not promise full allegiance to the WHO’s International Health Regulations:
​  “The United States agreed to be bound by the​ obligations of IHR (2005) with the reservation that aspects​ of IHR implementation might be left to U.S. state​ governments rather than the federal government.”
https://merylnass.substack.com/p/things-people-have-asked-me-for-resources

​  Here is that new website to help activists turn this coup around:​  A collection of background documents and information for local organizers, focused on issues in the United States.​  https://doortofreedom.org/state-leaders-and-activists/#sovcoalitionmeeting

​  More ACTIONS to stop the WHO's power and sovereignty grab and retain our civil and human rights​ , And the Ron Johnson bill gets revived
At the Federal Level:
​  Ask #1:  We want a bill passed requiring the Senate to perform its Constitutional duty to advise/consent (or actually not consent) on the two treaties, and we want Members or Senators to champion this bill.   Here's how:  get SB444 out of limbo.​..
​..What Can the States Do?
​  We seek legislatures or top elected officials in the states to assert that the WHO (and perhaps the WEF, which inclusion I love) will have no jurisdiction to issue any rules, orders, etc. in the state, based on the Tenth Amendment.  State authorities have responsibility for health, not the federal government and certainly not an international organization.  The Louisiana bill makes clear that no statements or rules from international organizations can be used as a cause of action in the stateeven if the order comes down from the federal government and not the WHO.​  
https://merylnass.substack.com/p/more-actions-to-stop-the-whos-power

​Defending Freedoms (pictured with quizzical grandson)