Wednesday, November 11, 2020

Where We are Today

 Fellow Travelers,

  Where are we in the progress of history, and why is John posting skanky right-wing tabloid blog crap?
We are into the terminal decline of fossil energy and the economy of exponential growth which it has fed. We were fed returns on our Ponzi scheme investments, but that has to end abruptly soon. Look where the 2020 red line would fall on this archaic 1972 computer projection of global human economy and environment:

I wrote this up 3 years ago on the blog.

  At this juncture of human history, as we proceed, we are about to step into a massive rupture in continuity. Wealth, property and livelihood will, inescapably be redefined, and people often fight to the death for what-is-rightfully-theirs in these epochs. The last time in my life that the will of the American people seemed to matter was in the rejection of the Vietnam war, and some of the aftermath of that in the years of taking down Nixon and demoting the CIA in the Church hearings. The deep state had to lie low, briefly under a center right president with softer hair, Jimmy Carter. Then the deep state was resurgent under Bush-Reagan, and the American people were just carried along for the ride.
The ride approaches the cliff of falling energy resources, falling tribute from the empire, and the collapse of the monetary/financial Ponzi scheme, which holds our retirement accounts.
  The means-of-production which provide our groceries, electricity, gas, communications networks, and financial transactions depend on the Ponzi scheme. Disruptions will cascade in unpredictable ways, as points of failure are imposed within the system to shield powerful interests from losses, while imposing them on the weak (us).are not 
  When complex systems collapse, they collapse to the highest level of complexity that resource flows will support, or a little lower than that.
Upper layers of hierarchy are not sustainable, since they need to be fed by lower layers with excess production. That creates the elite power struggle to impose-losses on rival elite factions first, before letting the production economy fail. Bombing Iraq, Syria, Libya, and blockading Venezuela and Iran have done that. The big win was the imposition of losses upon the USSR in the 1980s, when oil prices plummeted, to cause it's collapse. (The corpse-feeding-frenzy was interrupted by an unknown apparatchik installed into power after Yeltsin-the-drunk, though.)
Essentially NOBODY in America has lived through a collapse, and those who have are either very old (Kissinger, Soros), Russian, Chinese or Vietnamese. They are America's brain trust, and I don't trust the first 2.
  It's usually a bad sign when power elites really try hard to convince pawns like us of the righteousness of their causes. 
It usually means a bloodbath is coming, and we are the ones who bleed, die and lose our livelihoods and property
  We know that vegetable gardens are a big help to people trying to survive a collapse. Bicycles can do a lot when you have no gasoline, but really, it's the riders that have to be able to do it. Even bad roads can be ridden. Being a productive human in a community makes you worth keeping in the community. Some communities will have enough productivity and support to persist. Others, especially if they depend on outside flows of wealth and supplies, will fragment. Mostly fragment peacefully... Some power players may decide to feed upon your community.
Then what? It's best if you do not depend on things they can easily take, for your existence. They will take wheat, corn and beans. They will not typically take root crops like sweet potatoes. Just sayin', You can look this up, too. Yes have dried beans and rice and salt and cooking oin and onions and garlic and cheese and canned tomatoes. Know that guys with guns can and will take them, though...

  Here is a global elite guy who is entitled to impose losses on you and me, because he is smart, sees the big picture, and knows that we need a new world order. Build Back Better!
  In his book Covid-19: The Great Reset, World Economic Forum globalist Klaus Schwab asserts that the world will “never” return to normal, despite him admitting that coronavirus “doesn’t pose a new existential threat.”  
  “Many of us are pondering when things will return to normal,” writes Schwab. “The short response is: never. Nothing will ever return to the ‘broken’ sense of normalcy that prevailed prior to the crisis because the coronavirus pandemic marks a fundamental inflection point in our global trajectory.”

Tessa Fights Robots has a sore spot around propaganda, which brings me to the explanation of why I'm posting skanky right wing tabloid blog crap. Nobody else is covering the important power plays that we need to know about, which threaten us in the near future, the Great Reset.
  First off, this is an existential post because the task at hand transcends politics. For clarity, and to get the political emotion out of the way, my politics is “human.” I am greatly appalled by the spectacle-at-large, by the cruelty and dishonesty of it, and I am not contributing any of my mental energy to the hyped and nerve-racking fight between competing parasites. By choice, I remain unmoved by the pressure to “sound smart,” according to the rules of the echo chamber. In my Soviet childhood, I have written enough mandatory cliché essays—full of talking points that a “smart child” would recite—to become allergic to propaganda for life. No propaganda please.

  Media Mogul Rupert Murdoch owns Fox news and The New York Post. Rupert came under heavy pressure recently. Rupert's news outlets appear to be abandoning Team Trump, and signing on to mainstream media narratives, with a right-gatekeeper position. Go Bush-Clinton!
(Russian propaganda)
(skanky right wing tabloid)

Caitlin Johnstone has a perspective on mass media torture:
​  ​In reality, though most of them probably did not realize it, this is what Americans were actually voting against when they turned out in record numbers to cast their votes. Not against Trump, but against this continued psychological abuse they've been suffering both directly and indirectly from the mass media. Against being bashed in the face by shrieking, hysterical bullshit that hurts their bodies and makes them feel crazy, and against the unpleasantness of having to interact with stressed-out compatriots who don't haven't been putting up well with the abuse.
  ​It wasn't a "Get him out" vote, it was a "Make it stop" vote.

​"Shredding The Fabric of Our Democracy" by saying bad things on Facebook...
​  ​Now, shortly after the election, one of Biden’s top aides is ramping up calls for a crackdown on Facebook for allowing Facebook users to read views that he considers misleading — users who signed up to hear from these individuals.  Bill Russo, a deputy communications director on Biden’s campaign press team, tweeted late Monday that Facebook “is shredding the fabric of our democracy” by allowing such views to be shared freely... ​  ​
​  ​For those of us in the free speech community, these threats are chilling. We saw incredible abuses before the election in Twitter barring access to a true story in the New York Post about Hunter Biden and his alleged global influence peddling scheme. Notably, no one in the Biden camp (including Biden himself) thought that it was a threat to our democracy to have Twitter block the story (while later admitting that it was a mistake).
​  ​I have previously objected to such regulation of speech. What is most disturbing is how liberals have embraced censorship and even declared that “China was right” on Internet controls. Many Democrats have fallen back on the false narrative that the First Amendment does not regulate private companies so this is not an attack on free speech. Free speech is a human right that is not solely based or exclusively defined by the First Amendment.  Censorship by Internet companies is a “Little Brother” threat long discussed by free speech advocates.  Some may willingly embrace corporate speech controls but it is still a denial of free speech.

​John Brennan appears to call for a palace coup against Donald Trump:
Brennan & other spooks go full conspiracy theorist over suggestion ‘cornered’ Trump will indeed ‘DECLASSIFY EVERYTHING’
​  ​Brennan was concerned even as the pundit reminded him that Trump only had 70 days to leave the White House without leaving a smoking crater in his wake. “You can do a lot of damage in 70 days,” he hinted darkly, questioning whether the president was “going to carry out these vendettas against these other individuals.”
  ​“It’s clear Donald Trump Is trying to exercise the power because he can, and he’s going to settle scores, but I’m very concerned about what he might do,” the spook-turned-Resistance stalwart mused, veering into projection territory with a suggestion that the president was “just very unpredictable. Right now he’s like a cornered cat” or “tiger” and was going to “lash out.”
​  ​Brennan may have quite a bit to fear should Trump decide to burn the intelligence agencies down on his way out of the White House.
  ​Recently-declassified handwritten notes from the ex-CIA director suggest he and his agency knew there was no substance to Democrat Hillary Clinton’s campaign’s allegations the Trump campaign was colluding with Russia to steal the 2016 election – an explosive allegation that could prove key to prosecuting the scandal the president and his allies have come to refer to as “Spygate.”

​Rupert Murdoch's New York Post, which recently released the Hunter Biden Story, bringing pressure upon Rupert, now has this:
Biden’s team considering legal action to force formal transition of power
​  ​The formal presidential transition doesn’t begin until the administrator of the federal General Services Administration ascertains the “apparent successful candidate” in the general election. Neither the Presidential Transition Act nor federal regulations specify how that determination should be made. That decision green lights the entire federal government’s moves toward preparing for a handover of power.
​  ​In 2000, the GSA determination was delayed until after the Florida recount fight was settled on Dec. 13. At the time, the administrator relied on an assessment from one of the drafters of the 1963 Presidential Transition Act that “in a close contest, the Administrator simply would not make the decision.”

​Now for the big lawfare counterattack on the vote-rigging assault against American (deplorable Trump) voters:
Giuliani: Trump Campaign Has ’60 to 70 Witnesses’ Ready to Testify on Voter Fraud in Pennsylvania​  ​
​  ​Giuliani said the campaign’s evidence could change which candidate won in Pennsylvania, which is currently projected for Democratic nominee Joe Biden by a narrow margin.
​  ​“In Philadelphia, where we are furthest ahead, we have about 60 or 70 witnesses in Pennsylvania, Philadelphia and in Pittsburgh,” Giuliani said, according to WND.
​  ​“In Pittsburgh, we have observers who for 24 hours were kept out of the room or kept away from the room where they were counting the mail-in ballots, which of course are the highly suspicious ballots,” he added.
​  ​“During that period of time, at least 135,000 ballots were counted, none of which were observed by any Republican observer as the law requires.”
Giuliani claimed that bundles of mail-in ballots were brought in late.
​  ​“It looked very much like they were trying to make up the 700,000 difference that they had from election night,” he said.
Giuliani alleged another 300,000 ballots were counted while no GOP observers were allowed to watch.

On the ubiquity of voting fraud in America 
(It is generally accepted that JFK clinched his 1960 win against Dick Nixon by Daddy Joe having rigged Pannsylvania.)
​  ​So being worried about voter fraud, and even suggesting it could alter the results of a US presidential election, is not outside the norm of US politics.
​  ​Before, I said that there are roughly 1,200 known cases of recent American voter fraud. Of course, this doesn’t tell us how common voter fraud really is because it could be that the vast majority of instances are never detected. County level analysis shows that there are at least 1.8 million excess registered voters relative to the eligible population size and this at least opens the door for the possibility of voter fraud on a truly massive scale (Judicial Watch, 2020).
​  ​More importantly, non-citizens in America report voting at rates that imply at least nearly a million cases of voter fraud per year. This suggests that only a tiny proportion of the voter fraud that takes place is normally caught and that fraud at a scale that can change elections is actually the norm.

​This is a new twist. AI software decided which signatures were good, which mail in ballots to accept, in a lot of places. Whitney Webb
​  ​Though accusations of election fraud in the 2020 US presidential election have been swirling across social media and some news outlets for much of the past week, few have examined the role of a little known Silicon Valley company whose artificial intelligence (AI) algorithm was used to accept or reject ballots in highly contested states such as Nevada.
​  ​That company, Parascript, has long-standing cozy ties to defense contractors such as Lockheed Martin and tech giants including Microsoft, in addition to being a contractor to the US Postal Service. In addition, its founder, Stepan Pachikov, better known for cofounding the app Evernote in 2007, is a long-standing and 2020 donor to Democratic presidential candidates.
​  ​Parascript’s AI software was used during this election in at least eight states for matching signatures on ballot envelopes with those in government databases in order to “ease the workload of staff enforcing voter signature rules” resulting from the influx of mail-in ballots.

More Than 10,000 Dead People Cast Ballots in Michigan, Analysis Shows

Mathematical evidence the election was stolen
Exclusive: Lt. Col. James Zumwalt cites incidents representing 'the tip of the voting fraud iceberg'

Trump Files Emergency Injunction In Michigan Alleging Fraud; Demands Recounts Over 'Malfunctioning' Dominion Machines

​  ​Democratic presidential candidate Joe Biden has taken a wafer-thin lead in the state of Georgia thanks to mail-in ballots, well within the half-a-per cent threshold for a taxpayer-funded recount - which could see President Donald Trump's campaign team weeding out suspect votes.
​  ​US President Donald Trump has hailed a victory after Georgia Governor Brian Kemp insisted only "legally cast" election ballots would be counted in the key swing state.

​Marjorie sent these protocols for treatment of people with COVID-19, and those at high risk of catching it. 
They includes both outpatient treatments and inpatient treatments. 
The outpatient treatments can be used without the prescription drugs ivermectin and doxycycline. 
I personally recommend ​5000 units per day of vitamin-D, and twice that for the first 2 months, if you have not been taking it. 
I get my quercetin in fresh vegetables.

​Vegetable Gardener
(not pictured in photograph of vegetable garden, with burgeoning banana patch​ raked and edged at far end, in Sunday morning mist)


  1. Best insurance in a fragile situation is a healthy community.
    Sitting in a parking lot in las cruces NM with my wife, watching the people go by, trying to see if we can spot homeless people. How can you tell, I  ask her. By their good tans she says. Probably true, I say.

    Just yesterday somebody tried to give us twenty dollars because we apparently looked homeless. We thanked them and turned them down.

    But, here comes the covid tie-in. Seems like the only people likekly to have adeqate vitamin D levels for fighting virus infections are homeless people, construction workers and others who spend a good deal of their day outdoors.

    Everybody else probably needs to take supplements to get their levels up.

    We've been taking your advice on dosage. After about a month we plan to get our levels retested.

    Been reading some other reports on d3 that correlates d levels with mortality or severity from Covid and the data seem pretty encouraging for getting our D levels up.

    Unfortunately, there is not as much money in vitamin D as in vaccines, so the good news about D is not being spread except by people like you and other compassionate people who value the health of their community more than their personal wealth.

    1. Thanks for the thoughtful comments, Wolfgang. It has been a long time since I last went through Las Cruces.
      Homeless people and construction workers are more likely than most to have normal vitamin-D levels, as you speculate. I'm glad you are taking vitamin-D and hope you get a level of 60 or more, upper-normal.
      I see people who are clearly homeless and camping in the city, and I also see people with a backpack on and fairly neatly groomed, walking with determination, that I wonder about. Who wants to look homeless? It makes you a target for bullies. I saw a homeless guy for assault injuries last Friday. He was out after dark and got beat up.