Thursday, February 4, 2021

Investing In Life

 Davos Rejects,

Xi, Putin Make The Case For Win-Win, Not Zero-Sum, Pepe Escobar
​  Predictably, the two really crucial events at Davos received minimal or non-existent coverage across the wobbly West: the speeches by President Xi and President Putin.
​  ​We have already highlighted Xi’s essentials. Aside from arguing a powerful case for multilateralism as the only possible road map to deal with global challenges, Xi stressed nothing substantial may be achieved if the inequality gap between North and South is not reduced.
​  ​The best in-depth analysis of Putin’s extraordinary speech , hands down, was provided by Rostislav Ishchenko, whom I had the pleasure to meet in Moscow in 2018.
​  ​Ishchenko stresses how, “in terms of scale and impact on historical processes, this is steeper than the Battles of Stalingrad and Kursk combined.” The speech, he adds, was totally unexpected, as much as Putin’s stunning intervention at the Munich Security Conference in 2007, “the crushing defeat” imposed on Georgia in 2008, and the return of Crimea in 2014.
​  ​Ishchenko also reveals something that will never be acknowledged in the West: “80 people from among the most influential on the planet did not laugh in Putin’s face, as it was in 2007 in Munich, and without noise immediately after his open speech signed up for a closed conference with him.”
​  ​Putin’s very important reference to the ominous 1930s – “the inability and unwillingness to find substantive solutions to problems like this in the 20th century led to World War 2 catastrophe” – was juxtaposed with a common sense warning: the necessity of preventing the takeover of global policy by Big Tech , which “are de facto competing with states”.
​  ​Xi and Putin’s speeches were de facto complementary – emphasizing sustainable, win-win economic development for all actors, especially across the Global South, coupled with the necessity of a new socio-political contract in international relations.
​  ​This drive should be based on two pillars: sovereignty – that is, the good old Westphalian model (and not Great Reset, hyper-concentrated, one world “governance”) and sustainable development propelled by techno-scientific progress (and not techno-feudalism).
​  ​So what Putin-Xi proposed, in fact, was a concerted effort to expand the basic foundations of the Russia-China strategic partnership to the whole Global South: the crucial choice ahead is between win-win and the Exceptionalist zero-sum game.

The Insiders' Game​  (You must have noticed)
GameStop was a warning: Elites are weaponizing censorship to keep the outsiders out

Media Runs Defense for Amazon After Retail Giant Caught Stealing Millions From Workers
Amazon just got caught stealing millions from its workers, but instead of grilling the retail giant, the media appear to be working hard to run defense for it.

Tessa Fights Robots:  
The Last Squeeze: Digital Colonization as Manifest Destiny 2.0  
Beware of billionaires bearing gifts of efficient management.

Indian Farmers Fight Robots, too...
India Restricts Internet, Twitter Complies With Blockage Request As Farmers Protest Grows
​ ​Parts of India are facing extended government-ordered internet blackouts as the Indian farmers protest movement has grown. The farmers allege Prime Minister Narendra Modi's farming law, which ends the government's programs to keep commodity prices at fixed levels, therefore allowing free markets to dictate prices, favors large corporations over smaller mom and pop farmers.​ 
(most Indians)

Jeremy sent this:  The Science is Broken
​  ​"If we don’t address gross over-population and the real carrying capacity of the planet, along with unlimited consumption and endless greed, our waste streams (greenhouse gasses and pollution) will continue to accelerate biosphere collapse, leading to our (soon) extinction. It’s just that simple. The civilization that we embraced refused to consider finite limits on any of the Earth systems that sustain life, and we deliberately designed economic models based upon this gross miscalculation.
​  ​This is probably one of the biggest mistakes in our entire history, and it is being ignored by scientists, researchers, academics and policy makers. An economic model based upon consumption and endless growth was always destined to destroy Earth’s habitability and human survival. Religions that fail to recognize that the Earth is now way over-full and over-used have violated their core teachings.
​  ​Scientists that continue to insist that growth is still desirable are doing the entire world a great disservice. We look to these experts to give us expert guidance, but I’m still not seeing it and have been looking for decades now. If they can’t actually tell us “like it is”, then we need to find those who will and can, fast. Otherwise, you might as well embrace the hopium and the suck that will come with it, because it’s going to really suck to watch your own children die from something that we should have all prevented."  

​I replied:
​  Who does this author address? He expresses frustration that human population is not being dealt with and that public statements of the science are sugar-coated, not honest.
  Our owners are well aware of the situation and are already acting to reduce our numbers, especially those of us who live over the cheap oil, like in Iraq, Libya, Syria, Iran, and so on... The rest of us in the "developed" countries are now in draconian lockdowns, promised that some novel vaccines will fix everything. We know that they can't fix anything that they are supposed to fix, and that there are generic medicines that will do the job, that are doing the job when they are used, so what is the real agenda? 
  This author may be unaware of what's going on. He appears unaware. 
The power structure above industrial society supports the powerful human "owners". That's the purpose. 
They are slowly negotiating a transition for their power structure, out of necessity. 
We are not at that table, and that table will have to have some losers, so negotiations are not proceeding well, but we get culled. That's a given. Be useful...  

More cheerful  :-)   
(Russian, UGH!)
‘Deadly carrot’-derived antiviral could be magic bullet against Covid-19, the flu and future pandemics

​Experimental Gardener​


  1. And talking of robots ......

    This is not CGI !!

    1. Yeah, my wife tried to get me to watch that a few weeks ago. A few seconds is all I can stand.

  2. Just thought I'd let you know that my order of Ivermectin that I referenced a few weeks ago arrived. 500x12mg tabs and 100x6mg tabs.

    Got them here -

    I've enough now to treat my entire village.

    Bring on the variants. Wave, after wave, after wave !!

    1. We are on the same WAVElength, Jeremy.
      I'm going to carpet-bomb the internet (to the best of my ability, with an article entitled "Treat Your Own COVID" tomorrow. I'll see if any friendly bloggiers might serve as "a coalition of the willing", as George Bush (shrub), phrased it.

      "I've enough now to treat my entire village.

      Bring on the variants. Wave, after wave, after wave !!"

  3. WaPo can't figure out why "cases" are dramatically dropping in India:

    "India’s coronavirus puzzle: Why case numbers are plummeting"

    Perhaps it's because the country is drenched in Ivermectin!

    "It’s not insignificant that a study in Bhubaneshwar, Odisha, found ivermectin prophylaxis reduced Covid-19 infection in frontline healthcare workers by 73%."

    Complete conspiratorial failure on the part of our media and larger medical community.

    1. Your link is part of my plan.
      "A Thousand Points of Light", and stuff.

  4. Despite the fact that my major was in Pharmacology, most folks have bought the MSM narrative hook line and sinker. In their eyes I'm just nuts!

    And of course, Merck has now come out to support the anti-ivermectin narrative.

    But, here's why !

    "Merck continues to advance clinical programs and to scale-up manufacturing for two investigational medicines, MK-7110 and MK-4482 (molnupiravir); molnupiravir is being developed in collaboration with Ridgeback Bio."

    What a deep rabbit hole.

    1. I'm glad to know that you studied Pharmacology, Jeremy.
      I appreciate your homework and am "spreading it far and wide" as possible.

      Muck Ferck!

  5. Look what I stumbled across.

    From 2009 -

  6. To share:

    "A personal story of the power of the MATH+ protocol to save a life"

  7. A little FYI having just read your piece in TAE.

    Ivermectin is contraindicated with Alcohol.
    Alcohol actually increases bioavailability of Ivermectin - probably a good thing considering its safety profile!
    I would however recommend not consuming alcohol 2 hrs before and 24 hrs after taking it.

    But perhaps worth a mention in an alcohol drenched society.