Saturday, May 28, 2022

Think Much Smaller


  Red sent this article, The Complexity Trap, from The Consciousness Of Sheep blog. It explains the fundamentals of energy economy, which were well described in the early 1930s. It explains the depletion of high quality coal, which was part of the cause of the Great Depression and WW-2, and its replacement with oil, an even denser and more versatile fuel. There is no such replacement this time, as we have used up most of the easy-oil, and what's left is expensive to extract, so take-it-at-that-price or walk away on foot. 
  We don't have an economic model for a contracting economy, as all inputs become more scarce and expensive. (Hold my beer. Watch this!)
​  ​Several decades ago, sociologist Joseph Tainter observed that collapsing civilisations have a habit of unconsciously entering into complexity traps, adding energy-intensive complexity in a desperate attempt to sustain themselves.  Our turn to energy-intensive automation in an attempt to overcome our growing woes and to maintain economic growth is likely repeating the same folly.  The difference – at least for those who see the economy as primarily an energy rather than a monetary system – is that we have the necessary knowledge to avoid our complexity trap if only we are prepared to actively simplify away from an economy based on mass consumption in favour of one based around material simplicity

​  Robert Malone MD, one of the developers of mRNA gene-therapy technology, and a major critic of the "vaccines" which employ that technology, has been attacked repeatedly for that. He sees where those attacks originate, the interests of those who attack him, and says here that the higher levels of government are fully corrupted. We need to make our stands at the state and local levels or become slaves without rights.​
Defending Sovereignty: The Fight of our Lifetime
Continuous vigilance and vigorous support of States' Constitutional rights is critical

​  ​A gradual and silent encroachment of our freedom and Federal, States’ and individual sovereignty by a globalist financial corporate cartel continues to proceed. One key aspect of our current political reality in the US is that many of our laws at the Federal level have been placed there by corporate stakeholders.​..
​  ​In parallel, within the many branches of the US Federal bureaucracy, regulatory capture has become the norm. Furthermore, it has become increasingly clear that it is grossly naive to expect solutions to these corrupting influences to come from either Congress or the entrenched and captured bureaucracy.

​  ​Dr. Peter McCullough on Friday sketched what he believes is the true purpose of an induced COVID “medical crisis”: global world government.​  
“What we’re seeing now is the utilization of vaccines as an inroad to global human compliance. Subjugation of the entire world’s population at the same time, via the same method. Having our rights linked to the end of a hypodermic needle,”

  ​There is a lot of evidence here. Mules are photographed in 2020 taking ballots to many drop boxes, tracked to these sites and times by (expensive) cellphone data.​
Surveillance videos of drops are correlated with cellphone locations at times of video recording. The big network is laid out, documented and vote counts are estimated.
Summary of '2000 Mules,' the documentary about 2020 election fraud

  ​Your cellphone data can measure your carbon footprint based on travels you make and purchases you make, tax you accordingly, or exclude you from economic activity and travel if you don't do your fair share... It's a "green" business model.
​  ​It is important to remember the ultimate goal of the ‘climate change’ promot​e​rs (World Economic Forum) is not an energy system that changes the global climate. The goal of the ‘climate change’ group is to create a carbon trading system; a new financial mechanism (a global tax program) to control human activity on a world-wide basis.  This system also needs a digital identity in order to work.
​  ​You cannot tax or trade things you cannot track.  As a result, there was always going to be a need for an individual tracking and monitoring system that would connect to the global digital identity and determine the carbon footprint.

  UN Warns of "Total Societal Collapse" Due to Breaching of Planetary Boundaries, Nafeez Ahmed 
(OK, I'll get an iPhone and you can carbon-tax me to save us.) Thanks Again, Red.
  When the United Nations published its 2022 ‘Global Assessment Report on Disaster Risk Reduction’ (GAR2022) in May, the world’s attention was on its grim verdict that the world was experiencing an accelerating trend of natural disasters and economic crises. But not a single media outlet picked up the biggest issue: the increasing probability of civilisational collapse.
  Buried in the report, which was endorsed by UN Secretary-General António Guterres, is the finding that escalating synergies between disasters, economic vulnerabilities and ecosystem failures are escalating the risk of a “global collapse” scenario...
​  ​The planetary boundaries framework was developed by the Stockholm Resilience Centre in 2009 to provide what it calls a “science-based analysis of the risk that human perturbations will destabilise the Earth system at the planetary scale”. This framework identifies a range of nine key ecosystems which, if pushed passed a certain threshold, will dramatically reduce the “safe operating space” for human habitation.
​  ​The report notes that at least four of the nine planetary boundaries now seem to be operating outside the safe operating space.​..
..​biochemical flows and ‘novel entities’ (“new engineered chemicals, materials or organisms and natural elements mobilised by human activity such as heavy metals”) have “far exceeded” that space.​.. according to Professor Will Steffen of the Stockholm Resilience Centre, two more planetary boundaries – ocean acidification and freshwater use – would probably by then also be “transgressed”, meaning that we are breaching six out of nine planetary boundaries.​.. “From the scenario analysis… it is evident that in the absence of ambitious policy and near global adoption and successful implementation, the world continually tends towards the global collapse scenario,” it says.​..
​  Global Catastrophic Risk (GCR) events are defined as those leading to more than 10 million fatalities or greater than $10 trillion in damages.
The paper’s worst-case global collapse scenario is described as the result of multiple planetary boundaries being breached, increasing the likelihood of GCR events that set in motion a sequence of economic and political breakdowns, which further drive ecological collapse processes.
In this scenario, “total societal collapse is a possibility”, the paper warns.​  
[And when your only tool is a hierarchical global bureaucracy...]
​  ​Although “reactive” policies are necessary to mitigate existing risks, the paper calls for a focus on “preventive” policies to build greater system resilience and to avoid further crossing planetary boundaries.
​  ​In particular, it calls for “the creation of a planetary boundaries goal” in the next version of the SDGs adopted after 2030, along with “the incorporation of GCR into the targets”.​..

​..​A senior advisor to the UN Office for Disaster Risk Reduction and contributor to the Global Assessment Report who spoke to Byline Times on condition of anonymity, claims that the GAR2022 was watered-down before public release.
​  ​The source said that the world had “passed a point of no return” and “I don’t feel that this is being properly represented in UN or media as of now”.
​  ​“The GAR2022 is an eviscerated skeleton of what was included in earlier drafts,” they claimed.​    
​ [I'm homesteading. Best I can​ do...]​    

  The Russian ministry of Defense has a lot to say about US bioweapons programs/labs in Ukraine, and the complete falsification of reporting documents every year, even changing reports from year to year; sloppiness.  I'm picking out this bit about Smallpox, related to "monkeypox", as you will recall...​  

​  ​As part of the special military operation, materials of US instructors training Ukrainian specialists in emergency response to smallpox outbreaks were discovered in biolaboratories in Ukraine.

​  ​The Pentagon’s interest in this infection is far from accidental: the return of the smallpox pathogen would be a global catastrophe for all mankind.
​  ​Thus, compared to COVID-19, this pathogen is just as contagious (infectious), but its lethality is 10 times higher.
​  ​As early as 2003, the US Department of Defense established the Smallpox Vaccination Programme, which requires all US military personnel to be vaccinated. Vaccination in the United States is compulsory for diplomatic and medical personnel. This demonstrates that the US considers smallpox as a priority pathogenic biological agent for combat use, and that vaccine prophylaxis activities are aimed at protecting its own military contingents.
​  ​Lack of proper controls and biosecurity breaches in the US could lead to the use of this pathogen for terrorist purposes. Between 2014 and 2021, unaccounted-for vials of the virus were repeatedly found in laboratories at the Federal Drug Administration and the US Army Infectious Disease Research Institute (Maryland) and the Vaccine Research Centre (Pennsylvania).
​  ​Work at these organisations was in violation of World Health Assembly Resolution 49.10 of 1996, which stipulated that only one US laboratory, the Centre for Disease Control and Prevention in Atlanta, could store smallpox pathogen.

Meryl Nass MD: Here's what you should know about the latest Money Pox  ...   The smallpox vaccine causes a huge number of myocarditis cases and other known cardiac problems, making it almost certainly more dangerous than the risk of getting monkeypox. One in 220 recipients developed an obvious case of myocarditis in a US military study published in 2015, and one in 30 got a subclinical case.

  Why would ANYONE take such a high risk of cardiac damage to avoid a miniscule risk of money pox? Only because they were misinformed. 

​Ukraine War update explains that ancient Russian T-62 tanks are now in Ukraine, not as main battle tanks, but at mobile bunkers to man roadblocks, fire with cannon and heavy machine-guns if necessary (against commando raids) and to give Russian troops a secure place to avoid Ukrainian commando attacks, especially at night.  Russian forces now have a work-week pattern, with big, rapid territorial advances every Monday, followed by securing the area for the week, and preparing for next Monday...

​  ​The process of ‘disowning’ the Ukraine has started.
​  ​Gen. Milley notes that the US has reopened military-to-military level talks with the Russians. His call to his Russian counterpart last week was “important” and it was “purposeful”
​  ​Of course, the talk of another peace plan is not born of care for people or human rights or democracy or deep held care for the Ukrainian people.  It is driven by desperation and is a desperate grasp at avoiding a psychological defeat bigger than Afghanistan.
​  ​TASS/ Russia’s State Duma Speaker Vyacheslav Volodin took to his Telegram channel to highlight that the US and its partners do not plan to provide real assistance to Ukraine.
​  ​Ukraine will only get 15% of the $40 billion promised by the US, he said.
​  ​“Washington and Brussels do not really intend to help Ukraine, or solve its economic and social issues. They only need Ukraine to fight Russia till the last Ukrainian,” Volodin said.
​  ​According to the recent aid to Ukraine legislation signed by President Joe Biden, 35% of the $40 billion is going to finance the US Armed Forces, he explained. Meanwhile, 45.2% of that amount is set to be spent on other countries, not Ukraine, while another 4.8% will be earmarked to support refugees, and restore the US diplomatic mission in Ukraine. “Ukraine will only receive 15% of the allotted sum,” the speaker revealed.
​  ​But Ukrainians will have to pay off the whole sum, he said. The US is aware that Kiev will not be able to service the debt in the future. “That is why they are seizing Ukraine’s last reserves, including grain, which is what we are seeing right now”.
​  ​A list of those that want a piece of the pie is shaping up. Of course, Poland is not suddenly in love with the Ukraine without a reason.  They want their piece of the land pie.​  ​

​"Russia is stealing Ukraine's Grain"​ (but only if you count Crimea as "Ukraine", not if Crimea is part of Russia. Donetsk and Luhansk are no longer "Ukraine", either.)
"Russia's invasion of Ukraine will cause global starvation" ... As Reuters reported this week, Ukraine still managed to export crops: “The ministry data showed that Ukraine has exported 46.51 mmt so far in the 2021/22 July-June season, versus 40.85 mmt a season earlier.” (Reuters 19 May 2022)
  Frankly speaking, 22 mmt of grain will make little difference to the global shortage as it stands. Paradoxically Ukraine is paying for weapons provided by the West through grain exports.” Is it any surprise that Ukraine wants to use Odessa to ship its 70% expected export of grain crops and other products, as to be able to continue to pay for weapon deliveries? Ukrainian exports have largely transferred to Romanian, judging by the ship congestion seen on AIS.

​  ​Importantly, none of the Western experts or corporate MSM outlets have been able to mention the fact that Russia is the world’s largest exporter of grain, about 4 times the amount of wheat that Ukraine does, about 18% of global exports and this year is expected record crops harvest.​..
Sea mines
​  ​This narrative has been crafted for several months now, it first started by denying that Ukraine has laid sea mines to stop potential Russian amphibious assault on its shore, principally in the Odessa region. Practically all the Western media and experts rehashed the Ukrainian position that there were Russian sea mines. As stated in Russian MoD and maritime press releases, Ukrainian mines have drifted all over the Black Sea.
​  ​An estimated 200 – 400 anchor mines were laid around Odessa and the northwest Black Sea. Back in February some of them have parted from their chains in storms and subsequently drifted with the current southwards. A couple of mines had temporarily closed the Bosphorous to shipping transit several times,
​  ​One that was neutralised by the Romanian Navy just happened to be an old sea mine that have distinct Ukrainian markings​...
​  Now we have the grain crop blockade by the Russian Navy narrative, tied in with the alarms of a global famine, opportunely provoked by Russia, (as previously outlined above in Part 1). There are calls to have NATO ships to escort the bulkers in the Black Sea. Slight snag with that is who gets to demine the Ukrainian ports? Ukraine or NATO?​ ...
​  ​(UK Minister of Defense) Liz Truss stated that “the UK would want British naval ships to join the escort if the practicalities could be sorted, including demining the harbour and providing Ukraine with longer-range weapons to defend the harbour from Russian attack.” See how a “humanitarian mission” is tightly dovetailed into a case for “sending more weapons”.​..
..Not a single Western MSM outlet has bothered to mention what the Russian MoD and Navy are doing with regards to the blocked shipping. As with the now famous land corridors, Russia has implemented a maritime version for civilian shipping. This hardly a blockade. This humanitarian corridor is part of the IMO’s “establishment and support the implementation of a blue safe maritime corridor in the Black Sea and the Sea of Azov”.

​  ​After being accused of using the food supply as blackmail and a bargaining chip, Russia said Wednesday its military will open up protected sea corridors for international shipping to pass through from seven Ukrainian ports that have thus far been blockaded.
​  ​According to a defense ministry statement reported by Bloomberg late in the day, "Humanitarian maritime corridors from ports on the Black Sea and Azov Sea, including Odesa, will operate from 8 a.m. to 7 p.m. daily."...Russia has stressed that its military is engaged in extensive and complex demining operations due thousands of mines dotting Ukraine's coast placed by Ukrainian forces, making international shipping dangerous and impossible. As reported in the independent Moscow Times:
​  ​The port of Mariupol has resumed normal operations, Russia's Defense Ministry  announced Wednesday.
​  ​The Defense Ministry said Black Sea Fleet specialists cleared more than 12,000 mines from the seaport and its surrounding areas.

​  Moon of Alabama (German) ​  [I think "Biden" maybe taken to mean whoever is making decisions on US foreign policy these days. Rockefeller interests?]
..The U.S. did not know of a 'Russian invasion'. What it knew was that Zelensky, pushed by the U.S., would make another attempt to invade the Donbas republics with overwhelming force and that Russia's leadership would have to react to such an assault on its compatriots.
  The Ukrainian assault began on February 16 when over several days Ukrainian artillery increased its bombardment of Donbas by a factor of 40. Russia reacted to that and on February 24 preempted the planned ground assault.
  The above part of Biden's plan to provoke Russia into a war as a means to strengthen the U.S. position in Europe has worked well.
  But how long will the coalition of the 'west' hold when inflation, energy scarcity and hunger set in? European unity is already falling apart with each country scrambling to fulfill its own energy needs.
  Everyone can now see that the Ukraine, and with it the U.S., is losing the war. Meanwhile Russia is doing much better than anyone had expected.
  What is Biden's plan now as things fall apart? Escalating towards a wider war is an option but the risk of it is much higher than potential gains.

​  ​Russia Pays Eurobond Coupons In FX As US Dashes To Close Loophole​   (​I​t's illegal to fail to pay, and​ it's​ illegal to pay.)
​  ​As Russia's sovereign debt default showdown with the West continues to ratchet as Washington has been seeking to push Moscow into an involuntary bankruptcy by closing all loopholes for debt payments, all eyes were on a Friday deadline for Moscow to settle on two Eurobond coupons. Late in the day, Russia's National Settlement Depository (NSD) announced it has successfully paid these coupons in dollar-denominated bond and euro-denominated notes, although it remains to be seen if correspondent banks will accept them and if the US won't just claim the payments were illegal.

​  Pepe Escobar looks at the Eurasian Economic Union ​meeting last week in Kyrgyzstan (not controlled by Rockefeller interests.)
  Russian Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov keeps stressing that, “the West has declared total war against us, against the entire Russian world. Nobody even hides this now.” ...
​..​The EAEU comprises five full members – Russia, Kazakhstan, Kyrgyzstan, Belarus and Armenia – yet 14 nations sent delegations to the forum, including China, Vietnam and Latin American nations.​..
​..The crucial point is that by 2025 they have to harmonize their legislation concerning financial markets. And that’s directly connected to what the executive body of the EAEU, led by Sergey Glazyev, is working on, extensively: designing the lineaments of an alternative financial/economic system  to what the West would rather coin as Bretton Woods 3.​..
..​President Putin’s speech to the plenary session was quite revealing. To really appreciate the scope of what’s implied, it’s important to remember that the Greater Eurasian Partnership concept was presented by Putin in 2016 at the St. Petersburg Economic Forum, focused on a “more extensive Eurasian partnership involving the Eurasian Economic Union” and including China, Pakistan, Iran and India.
​  ​Putin stressed how the drive for developing ties “within the framework of the Greater Eurasian Partnership” (…) “was not the political situation but global economic trends, because the centre of economic development is gradually – we are aware of this, and our businesspeople are aware of this – is gradually moving, continues to move into the Asia-Pacific Region.”
​  ​He added, “in the current international conditions when, unfortunately, traditional trade and economic links and supply chains are being disrupted”, the Greater Eurasian Partnership “is gaining a special meaning.”
​  ​Putin established a direct connection not only between the Greater Eurasian Partnership and EAEU members but also “BRICS members such as China and India”, “the Shanghai Cooperation Organization, ASEAN and other organizations.”​ ...
​..​Lavrov this week said that Argentina and Saudi Arabia want to join BRICS, whose next summer in China is being meticulously prepared. Not only that: Lavrov mentioned how quite a few Arab nations want to join the SCO. He was careful to describe this process of converging alliances as “not antagonistic”.
​  ​Putin for his part was careful to define the Greater Eurasian Partnership as “a big civilizational project. The main idea is to create a common space for equitable cooperation for regional organizations”, changing “the political and economic architecture on the entire continent.”​ ...
​..The Eurasian Economic Forum has shown once again that this high-speed – economic integration – train has already left the station. It’s quite enlightening to notice the sharp contrast with the endless doom and gloom afflicting a collective West prone to inflation, energy shortages, food shortages, fictional “narratives” and the defense of neo-Nazis under the banner of liberal “democracy”.​  (It's ​Globo-Cap what's making "the west​"​ so deathly ​ill​, sez I.)

​  I have been wondering about Sri Lanka. There is an obvious opportunity for a new economic order to act in goodwill towards these people in crisis.​
Bankrupt Sri Lanka Takes Russian Crude As Fuel Crisis Depletes Stocks, Mulls Loan From China
​  ​Ceylon Petroleum Corp., the country's only refinery, is set to take shipment of Russian grade Siberian Light on May 28. It will be the first time the refinery has processed crude to produce high-value products such as gasoline and diesel in two months.
​  ​Fuel supplies on the island nation are so low that the government has told citizens to stop waiting in long lines at filling stations. The government has run out of foreign reserves to pay for essential imports.

​  ​No Progress In Turkey's Talks With Sweden, Finland On NATO As Delegations Return Home

  ​What are my national-security choices again?
Russia Conducts Hypersonic Missile Test Near Finland & Sweden
​  ​On Saturday Russia announced it conducted another successful test of the Zircon hypersonic missile, which reportedly flew over a distance of 1,000km (or 621 miles) after it was launched at a target in the White Sea.
​  ​The missile was fired from the Russian navy's Admiral Grigorovich-class frigate the waters of the Barents Sea. The identified area for the test, given the hypersonic was launched from the Barents, is very close to waters off Finland and Sweden.

​"international Rules Based Order", Attn: "Exceptional Nation"​ (I don't think "piracy" or even "privateering" is the correct term. It's "war".)
US Seizes Tanker Full of Iranian Oil Near Greece
Oil will be sent to the US, Iran faults 'clear example of piracy'

 This looks like a completely planned and orchestrated political assassination of this popular Christian Al Jazeera journalist and US citizen Shireen Abu Akleh.
Israeli Forces Murdered Star Al Jazeera Journalist: CNN
​..​In an anonymous interview with CNN, a senior Israeli security official denied that Abu Akleh was deliberately killed: "In no way would the IDF ever target a civilian, especially a member of the press.”
​  ​While CNN didn’t note it, according to Reporters Without Borders, Israel has killed at least 30 journalists since 2000, including two Palestinians shot by IDF snipers while reporting on protests near the Gaza-Israel border in 2018.​.
..CNN geolocated the images in the tweeted video to a spot 300 meters from Abu Akleh, and, based on various factors, firmly concluded “the shooting in the videos couldn’t be the same volley of gunfire that hit Abu Akleh and her producer.”
​  ​Indeed, CNN concluded “there was no active combat, nor any Palestinian militants, near Abu Akleh in the moments leading up to her death.”
​  ​Weapons expert and British Army veteran Chris Cobb-Smith studied images of bullet impacts on the tree where Abu Akleh stood before she was killed. They form a relatively tight shot group.
​  ​"The number of strike marks on the tree where Shireen was standing proves this wasn't a random shot, she was targeted," Cobb told CNN.  
​  ​CNN’s study of acoustic evidence is even more damning:
​  ​According to the Israeli army's initial inquiry, at the time of Abu Akleh's death, an Israeli sniper was 200 meters away from her. CNN asked Robert Maher, professor of electrical and computer engineering at Montana State University, who specializes in forensic audio analysis, to assess the footage of Abu Akleh's shooting and estimate the distance between the gunman and the cameraman, taking into account the rifle being used by the Israeli forces.
​  ​The video that Maher analyzed captures two volleys of gunfire; eyewitnesses say Abu Akleh was hit in the second barrage, a series of seven sharp "cracks." The first "crack" sound, the ballistic shockwave of the bullet, is followed approximately 309 milliseconds later by the relatively quiet "bang" of the muzzle blast, according to Maher. "That would correspond to a distance of something between 177 and 197 meters," or 580 and 646 feet, he said in an email to CNN, which corresponds almost exactly with the Israeli sniper's position.
​  ​Video shows a relaxed scene moments before gunfire erupted. Jenin residents smile, make small talk and smoke cigarettes as they watch the al Jazeera crew led by Abu Akleh.

​A season of frayed nerves?​ One woman kept her wits. (I've seen what a righteous woman with a handgun can do to some bad guys, one night in an ER.)
​  ​Instead of waiting for the police to arrive, a woman with a concealed carry license in West Virginia acted fast to stop a crazed man with an AR-15-style rifle who was about to kill dozens of people at a graduation party.
​  ​"Instead of running from the threat, she engaged with the threat and saved several lives last night," Charleston Police Department Chief of Detectives Tony Hazelett told local news WCHSTV.
​  ​The incident occurred Wednesday when Dennis Butler,37, was angered by a group of people hosting a graduation party who told him to slow down through an apartment complex in Charleston. He returned 30 minutes later, parked his vehicle, jumped in the backseat, and discharged his weapon toward the group of 30-40 people.
​  ​Unbeknownst to the shooter, a law-abiding citizen with a CCW was within the group and quickly drew her weapon and engaged Bu​tl ​er with direct fire, fatally wounding him.​ 

​Will this affect manufacturing? 
Summer Heat Could Wreak Havoc on Texas Electrical Grid

​  ​Texas has been the top exporting state in the U.S. for an incredible 20 years in a row.
​  ​Last year, Texas exported $375 billion worth of goods, which is more than California ($175 billion), New York ($85 billion), and Louisiana ($77 billion) combined. The state’s largest manufacturing export category is petroleum and coal products, but it’s also important to mention that Texas led the nation in tech exports for the ninth straight year.
​  ​California was the second highest exporter of goods in 2021 with a total value of $175 billion​.

​Shaping Local Ecosystem
(Pictured mowing Mexican-avocado orchard this morning. One tree is much more cold-hardy)​

Tuesday, May 24, 2022

From The Mouths Of Blobs


  Henry Kissinger, not known for saying things that embarrass him the next week, says that Ukraine should cede territory to Russia in return for peace, and should do so promptly. He says that we live in "a totally new era" in terms of how quickly use of modern weapons could escalate to total destruction, and that we should be mindful of that, and mindful of the firm positions of other parties...
“Negotiations need to begin in the next two months before it creates upheavals and tensions that will not be easily overcome.
Ideally, the dividing line should be a return to the status quo ante.
Pursuing the war beyond that point would not be about the freedom of Ukraine, but a new war against Russia itself,” he said.

Ron Paul asks what the Biden Administration's Ukraine End-Game might be.
​  Last week, President Biden signed a massive $40 billion military aid bill for Ukraine. Who cares that inflation is killing the American economy and mothers can't even get baby formula. For Washington, spending on war and empire always seems to trump America’s interests.
  To put this giveaway to Ukraine in perspective: just since late February, the US has provided nearly $60 billion in "assistance" to Ukraine. That is almost half that country's entire 2020 GDP! ...
..Defense Secretary Austin outlined the Administration's new intention not long ago when he said that the real goal is to weaken Russia...
​..​There is a reason our Constitution grants war powers to the legislative branch. Forcing Members of the House and Senate to declare the US to be in a state of war also enables them  - through the powers of the purse-string - to define the goals of the war and particularly what a victory looks like. That prevents the kind of mission-creep and shifting objectives that have characterized our endless wars in the 21st century - including this current proxy war with Russia.

Russia's "dumb bombs" can act smart now, but remain cheap and rudimentary.
  Americans spent huge sums of money developing a ball-point pen that would work in space; the Soviets used a pencil. But the point of this is clear: the US approach is always high-tech; the Russian is KISS.
  So, let’s go back to your WW2 bomber. Suppose you knew – to a really high degree of precision – what your altitude was, what your ground speed was, precisely where you were and where the target was. Imagine if you had a set of satellites up there that could tell you all these things. And you also knew a lot of other esoteric things (like the glide characteristics of your bombs) and you had the best possible weather information over your target. All this and every other scrap of information you needed. If you knew all this, and had a computer to work it out, then you could just drop your dumb bomb when the computer told you to and it would passively glide to the target.
  And that is what the Russians have done. Explained here with more detail but by now you have the idea. The Russian global positioning system – GLONASS – gives them the necessary data, the computer doohickey in the plane calculates and drops the dumb bomb at exactly the right time. All the data inputs are known to a very high degree of accuracy. The bomb is just as dumb as it ever was but the doohickey on the plane makes it fall at precisely the moment when its dumbness doesn’t matter.

Pepe Escobar has a good, detailed and broad update again. Here is a little of it:
  Ukraine is the Holy Grail of international corruption. That $40 billion can be a game-changer for only two classes of people: First, the US military-industrial complex, and second, a bunch of Ukrainian oligarchs and neo-connish NGOs, that will corner the black market for weapons and humanitarian aid, and then launder the profits in the Cayman Islands.
  A quick breakdown of the $40 billion reveals $8.7 billion will go to replenish the US weapons stockpile (thus not going to Ukraine at all); $3.9 billion for USEUCOM (the ‘office’ that dictates military tactics to Kiev); $5 billion for a fuzzy, unspecified “global food supply chain”; $6 billion for actual weapons and “training” to Ukraine; $9 billion in “economic assistance” (which will disappear into selected pockets); and $0.9 billion for refugees.

Moon of Alabama fills in some other details, and also comments that it "feels insane when Henry Kissinger is the only sane voice in the room".
The UK support to break the Russian blockade of Odesa is fact-checked. Russia is not blockading Odesa. Ukraine mined the harbor. Things like that.
The US DoD seems to have accidentally hung all of the Ukrainian flags upside down at a press briefing.

Losing control of the control-narrative.
Struggling to speak coherently, Biden said “When it comes to the gas prices, we’re going through an incredible transition that is taking place that God willing when it’s over we’ll be stronger.”
“The world will be stronger and less reliant on fossil fuels when this is over,” Biden added.
Biden also claimed he attempted to combat soaring prices by releasing 180 million barrels of oil from emergency stockpiles in late March, but admitted that it hasn’t had any effect.

​  ​The EU has put an end to the lingering ambiguity surrounding how EU members can pay for Russian gas without violating sanctions.
Russia has demanded that countries pay for its gas in rubles, although European governments have struggled to find a way to oblige Russia while not running afoul of sanctions. Further complicating matters—until now—was the EU’s lack of clarification on whether such an arrangement would violate the current sanctions.
​  ​On Friday, Germany and Italy both told companies that they could open up rubles accounts in order to purchase Russian gas, in line with President Vladimir Putin’s request.
Russia’s request has companies opening up two accounts at Gazprombank; one in euros or U.S. dollars and another in rubles.

​  ​The European Union is about to agree on a Russian oil embargo within days, Germany's Economy Ministry Robert Habeck told media.
"We will reach a breakthrough within days," Habeck told German ZDF, as quoted by Reuters.
​  ​Just a day earlier, Habeck had told the media that Germany was so eager to impose an embargo on Russian oil imports that it was willing to do it without a consensus among all 27 EU members.
​  ​Speaking to another German news channel, Habeck said that "If the Commission president says we're doing this as 26 without Hungary, then that is a path that I would always support," adding, however, "But I have not yet heard this from the EU."​ ...
​  ​That's despite the fact that the refinery supplying fuel for the capital Berlin and its surroundings is majority-owned by Russia's Rosneft and runs on Russian crude. Earlier this month, Shell's chief executive warned the 233,000-bpd facility would start reducing production as soon as deliveries of Russian crude stop.
​  ​Suspending Russian oil imports, Ben van Beurden said, "will probably mean that that refinery will be turned down quite significantly because the incoming logistics are constrained and the refinery is not configured for anything else but Urals."
​  ​The European Union has granted Hungary, Slovakia, the Czech Republic, and Bulgaria temporary exemptions from an embargo, giving them more time to find alternative suppliers.

​Viktor Orban just got another huge electoral mandate. Hungarians like their cheap Russian gas and oil. What will Slovakia, the Czechs and Bulgarians decide?
Hungary Declares Wartime State Of Emergency
​  ​On Wednesday, Hungary will announce its first measures under the new state of emergency - which Orban began laying groundwork for even before his cabinet's swearing in ceremony on Tuesday. Besides amending the constitution in order to use his new emergency powers, the 58-year-old leader gave his chief of staff oversight of the country's intelligence services.
​  ​Orban, the EU's longest serving head of government, is sitting on his fourth consecutive administration following yet another landslide election victory last month. He's notably clashed with other member nations on a range of issues, including his opposition to an EU ban on Russian oil.

"​Five Major Challenges Facing the Energy Industry"​ is politely written, but says that there has not been much exploration since 2014 (and the expensive exploration for a decade before that found little oil), that production prices are high and rising, that OPEC is having trouble ramping up after COVID, That the industry is broadly vulnerable to cyber attacks at many levels, including pipelines, refineries and storage, and the US has now pissed off almost every oil-producing country, including Saudi Arabia.

Is Subject #12312982 the Key to Proving Pfizer Vaccine Trial Fraud, ​The Story of Augusto Roux​ ​
​  ​Subject # 12312982 in Pfizer study C4591001 is Augusto Roux, a 35-year old lawyer from Buenos Aires, Argentina who volunteered for Pfizer’s stage 3 trial of its COVID-19 vaccine (or whatever you want to call it) in order to protect his mother with emphysema.​ ​
(​Briefly, this attorney who kept excellent evidentiary records, got pericarditis from the vaccine, got hospitalized, got gaslighted, got his diagnosis falsified, got lied to, had his trial-records falsified by those running the trial, and presents proof all of this fraud.)​

There are several layers to the DoD fraud about the vaccine adverse event numbers in active-duty service members. The DoD changed systems in 2021 and wants you to believe that explains everything. It does not, and can be corrected-for. Tessa (Fights Robots) Lena has the story, and a good synopsis.
A DoD Data Fraud? A Conversation with Mathew Crawford

​Pfizer has an ironclad defense, a contract with the Dod, exempting the company from every usual requirement and liability:
Pfizer has asked a U.S. court to throw out a lawsuit from a whistleblower who revealed problems at sites that tested Pfizer’s COVID-19 vaccine.
​  ​Brook Jackson, the whistleblower, alleged in a suit that was unsealed in February that Pfizer and associated parties violated clinical trial regulations and federal laws, including the False Claims Act.
​  ​In its motion to dismiss, Pfizer says the regulations don’t apply to its vaccine contract with the U.S. Department of Defense because the agreement was executed under the department’s Other Transaction Authority (OTA), which gives contract holders the ability to skirt many rules and laws that typically apply to contracts.
​  ​That means that Jackson’s claim that Pfizer must still comply with the Federal Acquisition Regulations “is simply wrong,” Pfizer said.
​  ​Warner Mendenhall, a lawyer who is working on Jackson’s case, said in a recent interview that Pfizer has “clearly not followed federal procurement laws.”
“And now they’re saying, ‘of course we didn’t follow federal procurement laws, we didn’t have to—this was just for a prototype,'” he added.
​  ​Mendenhall, who declined an interview request, said lawyers for Jackson are working on figuring out legal ways to counter Pfizer’s argument.
“We may lose on this issue because their contract imposes … none of the normal checks and balances on quality control and consumer protection that we fought for decades in this country,” he said.

  ​"Amyloid" is globs of useless protein clogging up cells and organs. It has been seen in COVID, yes, but it has been seen a LOT in cases of mRNA vaccine adverse reactions, characterized by continuous production of spike protein in the vaccine-recipients. The amyloid clogging up organs like heart, kidneys, lungs and brain appears to be spike-protein. I saw that hypothesis presented earlier this year. This clinches it, but the researchers don't exactly say those words.
​  In patients with serious and long-term COVID-19, disrupted blood coagulation has often been observed. Now, researchers at Linköping University (LiU), Sweden, have discovered that the body’s immune system can affect the spike protein on the surface of the SARS-CoV-2 virus, leading to the production of a misfolded spike protein called amyloid. The discovery of a possible connection between harmful amyloid production and symptoms of COVID-19 has now been published in the Journal of American Chemical Society...
​  ​Using computer simulations, the researchers discovered that the coronavirus’ spike protein contained seven different sequences which could potentially produce amyloid. Three of the seven sequences met the researchers’ criteria for being counted as amyloid-producing sequences when experimentally tested. They produced, among other things, so-called fibrils, which look like long threads when examined under an electron microscope...
​  “We have never seen such perfect, but scary, fibrils as these ones from the amyloid-producing SARS-CoV-2 spike protein and pieces thereof. The fibrils starting from the full-sized spike protein branched out like limbs on a body. Amyloids don’t usually branch out like that. We believe that it is due to the characteristics of the spike protein”, says Per Hammarström, professor at the Department of Physics, Chemistry and Biology (IFM) at Linköping University.

​Filling in Gaps​

Sunday, May 22, 2022


 Observing Trends,

  Michael Hudson did another interview 5/19/22, and I'm picking out some high points.
..The current war is dividing the world into two parts. There’s going to be a US dollar area of the US, Europe and its satellites. And there’ll be a multipolarity; there’ll be a group of Russia, China together and basically they will be making their proposal of a different way of organising the world economic affairs to Africa, Latin America and other Asian countries. And other Asian countries, Latin America and the global south will see that it can get a better deal with Russia and China than it can get with the United States... 
..This integration of Europe into the United States sphere is like the new Berlin Wall. It’s isolated the US from the whole rest of the world. So instead of a victory for the United States it’s self-isolated itself because US strategists have realised that they’re losing the economic war with China, Russia and the whole group of emerging nations. All they can try to do is hold on to Europe as their one source of income to exploit from Europe what it can no longer get from any other country...
..The important thing about Russian oil being sold to India is that they’re sold in roubles, they’re no longer in dollars. The entire oil trade is now de-dollarised. It will be in roubles, in Chinese Yuan and in other currencies. But the dollar will be left out.
Everyone thought it would take 10 years for Russia, China and other countries to break away. Yet the United States itself has broken away from the other countries by grabbing the foreign exchange reserves of Afghanistan, Venezuela and now Russia. Nobody is going to trust to transact oil, trade and invest in dollars anymore...
..Well, the crisis is going to come this summer. Now that you have oil and food prices and shipping rates go way up, you’re going to have Latin America, Africa and much of Asia have tremendous balance-of-payment deficit. These balance-of-trade deficits for oil, food and shipping are going to go hand-in-hand with huge foreign debts denominated in dollars for foreign bond holders and foreign banks.
  At this point, Russia, China and their allies can say, “We can create parallel institutions in the world. We can create our International Monetary Fund to give you credit. We can create our own World Bank to promote actual, positive developments and not dependency on the United States exporters. So the US policy has driven other countries into the Eurasian orbit of China, Russia, Iran will be joining, India will be along, Indonesia. All these countries now will have something that they never had before; they have their own critical mass. They can deal with each other and be self-sufficient. They don’t need the dollar anymore...
..You’re going to find the rest of the world rushing away from the dollar area, leaving only Europe as part of the United States economy at great sacrifice of its own living standards...
..Western unity is a one way unity. Western unity is the United States telling other countries, “Do what we tell you to.” If other countries don’t do what America tells it to, they’re treated like the enemy. Like Hungary has been treated as an enemy. There’s talk of how to punish Hungary. The Americans have no idea how to offer something to attract other countries to it...
​..​Q:Looking to a time after the war. What do you think the relationship between the US and Russia, or the EU and Russia look like?
MH: Permanently hostile for 20 years until Europe collapses and until the United States goes into a long depression. There is no rapprochement. There will be no settlement because the United States industrial economy can only make military arms.​ 
(I'm personally hopeful for Western financial-​c​apitalist-regime-change.)​ ...
​..​Not anything to raise the living standards. The people who are in charge of US policy think that way, they’ve been thinking that way for 20 years. 
I’ve worked with these people before and they really are willing to blow up the world if they can’t turn the other world into dependencies.

​Five Warning Signs ​ The End of Dollar Hegemony is Near, Here's what happens next... (excerpted)
​..​Today it’s clear why China and Russia have had an insatiable demand for gold.
They’ve been waiting for the right moment to pull the rug from beneath the US dollar. And now is that moment
This is a big problem for the US government, which reaps an unfathomable amount of power because the US dollar is the world’s premier reserve currency.​..
​1) Russian President Putin said the US had defaulted on its obligations and that the dollar is no longer a reliable currency.
The incident has eroded trust in the US dollar as the global reserve currency and catalyzed significant countries to use alternatives in trade and their reserves.
China, India, Iran, and Turkey, among other countries, announced, or already are, doing business with Russia in their local currencies instead of the US dollar. These countries represent a market of over three billion people that no longer need to use the US dollar to trade with one another.​..
2)​ Rubles , Gold and Bitcoin for Gas, Oil and CommoditiesRussia is the world’s largest exporter of natural gas, lumber, wheat, fertilizer, and palladium (a crucial component in cars).​ ​It is the second-largest exporter of oil and aluminum and the third-largest exporter of nickel and coal.
​​Russia is a major producer and processor of uranium for nuclear power plants.
​.. The head of the Russian Parliament recently called the US dollar a “candy wrapper” but not the candy itself. In other words, the dollar has the outward appearance of money but is not real money.​..​ This is a big reason why the ruble has recovered all of the value it lost in the initial days of the Ukraine invasion and then made further gains.​..US dollars are no longer needed (or wanted) to buy Russian commodities.
​3) The Petrodollar system flirts with collapse...Oil is by far the largest and most strategic commodity market.
  For the last 50 years, virtually anyone who wanted to import oil needed US dollars to pay for it.
That’s because, in the early ’70s, the US made an agreement to protect Saudi Arabia in exchange for ensuring, among other things, all OPEC producers only accept US dollars for their oil...
  For nearly 50 years, the Saudis had always insisted anyone wanting their oil would need to pay with US dollars, upholding their end of the petrodollar system.
But that could all change soon…
  Remember, China is already the world’s largest oil importer. Moreover, the amount of oil it imports continues to grow as it fuels an economy of over 1.4 billion people (more than 4x larger than the US).
  China is Saudi Arabia’s top customer. Beijing buys over 25% of Saudi oil exports and wants to buy more.
The Chinese would rather not have to use the US dollar, the currency of their adversary, to buy an essential commodity
​  ​Saudi Arabia—the linchpin of the petrodollar system—is flirting in the open with China about selling its oil in yuan. One way or another—and probably soon—the Chinese will find a way to compel the Saudis to accept the yuan...
​..​Sometime soon, there will be a lot of extra dollars floating around suddenly looking for a home now that they are not needed to purchase oil.

4​) Out of Control Money Printing and Record Price Increases: .. In March of 2020, the chair of the Federal Reserve, Jerome Powell, exercised unfathomable power…
At the time, it was the height of the stock market crash amid the COVID hysteria. People were panicking as they watched the market plummet, and they turned to the Fed to do something.
In a matter of days, the Fed created more dollars out of thin air than it had for the US’s nearly 250-year existence...
​..​At the push of a button, the Fed was creating more dollars out of thin air than the economic output of the entire country
The Fed’s actions during the Covid hysteria—which are ongoing—amounted to the biggest monetary explosion that has ever occurred in the US.​..​
The truth is that inflation is out of control, and nothing can stop it.​..
5) Fed Chair admits Dollar Supremacy is Dead​“It’s possible to have more than one reserve currency.”
These are the recent words of Jerome Powell, the Chairman of the Federal Reserve.

​Pepe Escobar: ​Russia Rewrites the Art of Hybrid War
​  ​The ironclad fictional “narrative” imposed all across NATOstan is that Ukraine is “winning”.
So why would weapons peddler retrofitted as Pentagon head Lloyd “Raytheon” Austin literally beg since late February to have his phone calls answered by Russian Defense Minister Shoigu, only to have his wish finally granted?
​  ​It’s now confirmed by one of my top intel sources. The call was a direct consequence of panic. The United States Government (USG) by all means wants to scotch the detailed Russian investigation – and accumulation of evidence – on the US bioweapon labs in Ukraine...

​  ​This phone call happened exactly after an official Russian statement to the UN Security Council on May 13: ​"​we will use articles 5 and 6 of the Convention on the Prohibition of Bioweapons to investigate the Pentagon’s biological “experiments” in Ukraine​"​.​..
​..Shoigu knows exactly which way the wind is blowing on the ground – for Ukrainian Armed Forces and UkroNazis alike. It’s not only the Azovstal debacle – and Kiev’s all-around army breakdown.
​  ​After the fall of Popasnaya – the crucial, most fortified Ukrainian stronghold in Donbass – the Russians and Donetsk/Luhansk forces have breached defenses along four different vectors to north, northwest, west and south. What’s left of the Ukrainian front is crumbling – fast, with a massive cauldron subdivided in a maze of mini-cauldrons: a military disaster the USG cannot possibly spin.
​  ​Now, in parallel, we can also expect full exposure – on overdrive – of the Pentagon bioweapons racket. The only “offer you can’t refuse” left to the USG would be to present something tangible to the Russians to avoid a full investigation.
​  ​That’s not gonna happen. Moscow is fully aware that going public with illegal work on banned biological weapons is an existential threat to the US Deep State. Especially when documents seized by the Russians show that Big Pharma – via Pfizer, Moderna, Merck and Gilead – was involved in several “experiments”. Fully exposing the whole maze, from the start, was one of Putin’s stated objectives.​..
​..Beyond the disinformation fog veiling the application of Finland and Sweden – call them the Dumb and Dumber Nordics – to join NATO, what really matters is another instance of declaration of war: the prospect of missiles with nuclear warheads stationed really close to Russian borders. Moscow already warned the Finns and Swedes, politely, that this would be dealt with it via “military-technical measures”. That’s exactly what Washington – and NATO minions – were told would happen before the start of Operation Z...
​..​NATO member Turkey, meanwhile, plays a deft game, issuing its own list of demands before even considering the Nordics’ gamble. Ankara wants no more sanctions on its purchase of S-400s and on top if be re-included in the F-35 program...
..By now it’s evidently clear that open-ended Operation Z targets unipolar Hegemon power, the infinite expansion of vassalized NATO, and the world’s financial architecture – an intertwined combo that largely transcends the Ukraine battleground...
..Hybrid War is being fought predominantly in the economic/financial battleground – and the pain dial for the collective West will only go up: inflation, higher commodity prices, breakdown of supply chains, exploding cost of living, impoverishment of the middle classes, and unfortunately for great swathes of the Global South, outright poverty and starvation...
..Because of Russia’s infinite natural resources, the Kremlin may have factored that the nation would eventually survive the financial Shock’n Awe – and even profit from it (ruble appreciation included). The reward is just too sweet: opening the way to The Doomed Dollar...
..This in fact is the key Hybrid War battleground where the collective West is being checkmated. One of the next key steps will be an expanded BRICS coordinating their dollar-bypassing strategy.​..
​..The Russian General Staff will be adjusting their tactics for the major follow-up in Donbass – as the best Russian analysts and war correspondents incessantly debate. They will have to face an inescapable problem: as much as the Russian methodically grind down the – disaggregated – Ukrainian Army in Donbass, a new NATO army is being trained and weaponized in western Ukraine.​..
..Moscow runs the risk of encountering, in a few months, a mobile and better weaponized incarnation of the demoralized army it is now destroying. And this is exactly what the Americans mean by “weakening” Russia.​..

​Ukraine War Update from The Saker blog includes this. (And "The Grind" continues.)
​  ​The size of the Russian Aid to liberated areas is massive.  The Donbass Aid Train arrived in Ilovaisk. It was formed on the initiative of the All-Russian People’s Front and Russian Railways.  It departed from Moscow, consisted of 68 wagons, of which 27 were intended for the LPR, and 41 for the liberated territories of the DPR. This is more than 2,400 tons of humanitarian cargo: food, personal hygiene products, medicines, flour, stationery, building materials and equipment, generators.

​Moon of Alabama (German): ..​In total the social-economic situation for Ukraine is catastrophic. The military situation is even worse
Mariupol has fallen and Russian troops working there will soon be able to go elsewhere. The Propasna bulge is threatening to envelope the whole northern frontline together with the core of the Ukrainian army.
  There is no more talk of the Ukrainian army 'winning' like in Kiev or Karkov where the Russian troops retreated in good order after finishing their task of holding Ukrainian forces in place.
  The Ukrainian command has sent several territorial brigades to the front lines. These units were supposed to defend their home towns. 
They consist of middle age men drafted into service...
​..​That the Ukrainian army is now using such units as cannon fodder shows that it has only few reserves left.​..

​  ​A top aide to Vladimir Putin has predicted a “global famine” that will occur before the end of the year as a result of worldwide grain shortages caused by the war in Ukraine...
​  ​“It is important that in the conditions, for example, of a global famine that will occur closer to autumn, by the end of this year all over the world, Russia should not suffer, but be fully provided with food,” Oreshkin said.​..​  [I have had a rumor reported to me that Russian troops are taking grain from silos in Ukraine. If true, where is it going? What is the Russian plan for the grain?​ Is it going to Donetsk and Luhansk? Crimea? Russia?​]
​  ​“In fact, what America is trying to do with Ukraine now is to take out the grain reserves that Ukraine currently has in its possession – just another action that dooms Ukraine to serious humanitarian problems, but also dooms the global community to having big problems with hunger,” he warned.
..​Italian League party leader Matteo Salvini has warned that if the war in Ukraine is not brought to a conclusion by the end of this month, chronic food shortages will cause an immigration wave that will lead to 20 million African migrants trying to enter Europe.

​Not again... 
..Elite media outlets around the world are on red alert over the world’s first-ever global outbreak of Monkeypox in mid-May 2022—just one year after an international biosecurity conference in Munich held a simulation of a “global pandemic involving an unusual strain of Monkeypox” beginning in mid-May 2022...
..Epidemiologists Jennifer Nuzzo and Bill Hanage are on the scene—but still no word from them as to whether they see anything strange about the first-ever global Monkeypox outbreak occurring in mid-May 2022, a year after they acted as advisers on an international biosecurity simulation of a global Monkeypox outbreak occurring in mid-May 2022.​..
The US Government is hot on the scene with an order of 13 million Monkeypox vaccine doses from Bavarian Nordic.
The WHO is on the scene...
​  ​The global Monkeypox outbreak—occurring on the exact timeline predicted by a biosecurity simulation of a global Monkeypox outbreak a year prior—bears a striking resemblance to the outbreak of COVID-19 just months after Event 201, a simulation of a coronavirus pandemic almost exactly like COVID-19.
​  ​Event 201 was hosted in October 2019—just two months before the coronavirus was first revealed in Wuhan—by the Gates Foundation, the World Economic Forum, Bloomberg, and Johns Hopkins. As with the Event 201, the participants at the Monkeypox simulation have thus far been stone silent as to their having participated in a pandemic simulation the facts of which happened to come true in real life just months later.

​  ​One person who was present at both Event 201 and the Monkeypox simulation is George Fu Gao, director of the Chinese Center for Disease Control. At event 201, Gao specifically raised the point of countering “misinformation” during a “hypothetical” coronavirus pandemic.

​36 page summary of that March 2021 NTI & Munich biosecurity conference is here:(Some inspiration from the introduction)  
  Although national and global leaders are appropriately focused on the immediate demands of the COVID-19 response, the international community cannot postpone implementing the steps necessary to protect against future biological threats. This must include the recognition that while naturally emerging pandemics continue to pose a significant threat, the next global catastrophe could be caused by the deliberate misuse of the tools of modern biology or by a laboratory accident. Fundamentally, strengthening the preparedness of every nation to meet these challenges is a humanitarian imperative in the collective self-interest of the international community.

  Robert Malone MD has some context. This is the mild strain of monkeypox virus, which kills 1% of infected people reported in Africa, where not much gets reported, It's not the worse 10% case-fatality strain from Congo, where, again,milder infections go unreported. It does not spread easily, mainly to people butchering infected animals for meat, and men who have sex with infected men. (And Smallpox vaccines made of variola virus cause lots of cases of milder smallpox and many other significant vaccine side effects, which he details well.)  Thanks Willem.
​  ​"In my opinion, based on currently available information, Monkeypox is a virus and disease which is endemic in Africa, emerges sporadically after transmission into humans from animal hosts, and is typically spread by close human contact. It is readily controlled by classical public health measures. It does not have a high mortality rate. Unless there has been some genetic alteration, either through evolution or intentional genetic manipulation, it is not a significant biothreat, and has never been considered a high threat pathogen in the past.​"

​On the brighter side...​Monkeypox Fears May Rescue Endangered Corporations
  Regardless of how the monkeypox situation plays out, two companies are already cashing in. As concern over monkeypox has risen, so too have the shares of Emergent Biosolutions and SIGA Technologies. Both companies essentially have monopolies in the US market, and other markets as well, on smallpox vaccines and treatments. Their main smallpox-focused products are, conveniently, also used to protect against or treat monkeypox as well. As a result, the shares of Emergent Biosolutions climbed 12% on Thursday, while those of SIGA soared 17.1%.
  For these companies, the monkeypox fears are a godsend, specifically for SIGA, which produces a smallpox treatment, known by its brand name TPOXX. It is SIGA’s only product.

  This is the same story we keep seeing. The immune system responds specifically to the first form of a virus or vaccine that it sees, then repeats the learned response the next time it sees a closely related virus. If the immune system only sees COVID spike-protein from January 2020, which has now mutated to other forms, it will not respond effectively to new strains of COVID. Those who caught any form of COVID, and have immune-response to the whole virus, still have effective immune responses against new strains, because most of the virus remains the same.
The most powerful evidence yet that mRNA vaccines hurt long-term immunity to Covid after infection

  A Midwestern Doctor uses the baby formula shortage to discuss the benefits of breast-feeding for baby, mother and society, and the cynical commercial attacks upon this perfect-formula-solution by profit-driven manufacturers. This is well detailed. (I was, and our children were breastfed and fed healthful food.) Thnks TDK.
​  ​“Mendelsohn told me that during his appointment as Medical Director of Project Head Start’s Medical Consultation Service in 1968, he was horrified by the discussions held privately in the White House with his medical colleagues. They were openly discussing how they could control the population of the poor by promoting infant formula, vaccinations, sadistic hospital birthing practices, deficient government schools, and neighborhood abortion clinics. This was just too much of an assault on his strong Jewish faith and his Hippocratic oath.”​ ...
​  "The Nestle milk scandal is an excellent example of a sick and twisted PR campaign that injured and harmed millions.  Briefly, Nestle did everything they could to convince mothers in the third world eager to adopt a more “civilized“ form of Western life to abandon breast-feeding and switch to (trendy) infant formula.  This included paying off each nation’s medical establishment, conducting aggressive door-to-door sales with free samples to get the mother’s hooked, having sales reps impersonate nurses, convincing mothers the formula was essential for their well-being, creating a nocebo effect against breast-feeding, intentionally withholding necessary information about formula products from others, and failing to disclose the costs of formula (which often greatly exceeded what mothers could afford).​"​

​Well Nourished
(pictured with upstairs now completed except for the trim-work)

Friday, May 20, 2022

Further Revisions


  Azovstal surrenders are now completed. Some further high profile prisoner identities should be announced soon.
Today, on May 20, the last group of the 531 militants surrendered.

  High-value prisoners previously captured in Mariupol are linked to bioweapons lab there:
(retired) US  Admiral Eric Thor Olson, (Canadian, suddenly resigned for sex scandal) 4 star General Trevor Cadieu,
and  (UK) LTC John Bailey.

​  ​Russia’s First Deputy Permanent Representative to the UN Dmitry Polyanskiy gives key takeaways from the last UN Security Council meeting on US biolabs in Ukraine​:​
​  ​The US refuses to explain its engagement in military bio activities in Ukraine. Keeps shrugging off several hundred pages of evidence. “These are all lies and Russia’s propaganda, and we are good guys because it can’t be otherwise”. Not a word on the point of discussion.
​  ​Western delegations are praising the Biological Weapons Convention (BWC) and calling on us to make use of its mechanisms. They fail to mention however that it is the US who is blocking the elaboration of BWC verification mechanism. Such a hypocricy!
​  ​The US refuses to explain why it doesn’t want an effective international verification mechanism for bio weapons. Why act like this unless you are trying to conceal something? Why does Washington position itself above the international law? American exceptionalism at its best.

​  ​Turkey is demanding that Sweden must hand over and extradite "terrorists" in its midst before seeking to join the NATO alliance. In fresh televised remarks on Thursday, President Recep Tayyip Erdogan said that Swedish and Finnish diplomats shouldn't even bother trying to dispatch delegations to Turkey if they aren't willing to stop supporting Kurdish PKK 'terrorists'.
"We have told our relevant friends we would say 'no' to Finland and Sweden’s entry into NATO, and we will continue on our path like this,"

​  "Conciliatory tones" from the west, towards Russia, regarding war in Ukraine? 
There are mainly rumors about the content of the US Secretary of Defense's phone call 5/13/21 to the Russian Minister of Defense, but they talked.​
We also know that the EU is having trouble divorcing from Russian oil and gas...

​  ​Putin: Oil Sanctions Will Be Europe's "Economic Suicide" On Orders From "American Overlords"​   (Ouch, shaming)

  ​Moon of Alabama explains the strategic objectives pushing the EU towards "suicide" cliff.
  As President Biden explained, the current military escalation (“Prodding the Bear”) is not really about Ukraine. Biden promised at the outset that no U.S. troops would be involved. But he has been demanding for over a year that Germany prevent the Nord Stream 2 pipeline from supplying its industry and housing with low-priced gas and turn to the much higher-priced U.S. suppliers.
  [T]he most pressing U.S. strategic aim of NATO confrontation with Russia is soaring oil and gas prices. In addition to creating profits and stock-market gains for U.S. companies, higher energy prices will take much of the steam out of the German economy.
  In early April Professor Hudson took another look at the situation:
  It is now clear that the New Cold War was planned over a year ago, with serious strategy associated with America’s perceived to block Nord Stream 2 as part of its aim of barring Western Europe (“NATO”) from seeking prosperity by mutual trade and investment with China and Russia.
​  ​So the Russian-speaking Donetsk and Luhansk regions were shelled with increasing intensity, and when Russia still refrained from responding, plans reportedly were drawn up for a great showdown last February – a heavy Western Ukrainian attack organized by U.S. advisors and armed by NATO.

​  Gail Tverberg looks at cheap energy as the fuel for economy, and that rising debt and falling interest from 1981 to 2020 allowed borrowing to cover energy costs, so that economy could grow, though more feebly after 2008. 
  Energy and modern economy are tightly linked. The current period is not actually like the 1970s stagflation, but is much more akin to the Great-Depression/WW-2 period, when declining coal production and higher cost of extracting coal globally created a similar situation of falling living-standards. (UK coal production peaked in WW-1, after which they could no longer supply Italy. Italy had to get coal from Germany, causing a change of alliances)
​  ​The economy can only continue as long as all of its important parts continue. We cannot assume that reported reserves of anything can really be extracted, even if the reserves have been audited by a reliable auditor. What actually can be extracted depends on prices staying high enough to generate funds for additional investment as required. The amount that can be extracted also depends on the continuation of international supply lines providing goods such as steel pipe. The continued existence of governments that can keep order in the areas where extraction is to take place is important, as well.
​  ​What we should be most concerned about is a very rapidly shrinking economic system that cannot accommodate very many people. It seems that such a situation might occur if the debt bubble is popped and too many supply lines are broken. There may be a time lag between when interest rates are raised and when the adverse impacts on the economy are seen.

​  Killing more kids: Who needs expert advice? Support Pfizer!  
FDA Authorizes Pfizer Booster for Kids 5 to 11, Bypasses Advisory Panel

  Not only are the mRNA and DNA vaccines killing people and immunosuppressing them, more with each subsequent dose, but the push for an "Omicron specific vaccine" is a push for an oxymoron...
​  ​The so-called “Omicron Variant” is a very inclusive term that includes “every Sars-Cov-2 descendant after Delta”. It is best to think about it as a marketing term giving an excuse why Covid vaccines do not work, rather than as a scientific term.
​  ​For example, the Ba.1 and Ba.2 variants are MORE distant from each other, than they are from any past Sars-Cov-2 variants.

  Officially published (UK just stopped publishing) statistics from various national governments show progressively worsened immune system function among those vaccinated 2 or more times against COVID. Plenty of graphs. Hospital admissions for COVID and deaths from COVID per 100,000 are higher for the vaxxed.
There is a sharp rise in acquired immunodeficiency syndromes directly related to these gene-therapy vaccines, also. The plague of (non-COVID) all-cause deaths of the working age populations which peaked in Q3 2021, and continues, is also noted. .

​  ​Monkeypox might stand-in for smallpox, and is currently spreading at a low level in the world.
Spartacus: Monkeypox is the new COVID​

​  ​NYC Reports First Suspected Monkeypox Case As WHO Convenes Emergency Meeting

​  ​  Smallpox vaccines (like what I got in 1962 or so) are about 85% effective against monkeypox ​(​which does not appear to include the ​COVID-​triple-jabbed​)​.
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​  ​The US government supposedly has 20 million doses of tecovirimat, approved to treat smallpox, and ​effectively​ treats monkeypox:
"postexposure treatment with tecovirimat alone or in combination with ACAM2000 provided full protection. Additionally, tecovirimat treatment delayed until day 4, 5, or 6 postinfection was 83% (days 4 and 5) or 50% (day 6) effective."

​Somewhat Prepared 
(pictured behind corn, bean and banana plants recently)​