Wednesday, November 30, 2022

Mentally Stuck Here

 Painting Scenarios,

  A few excerpts from a recent Michael Hudson interview. Thanks Christine:
​  ​The problem is that Europe cannot withdraw from NATO without dissolving the European Union, which commits military policy to NATO and hence to an immense balance-of-payments drain to purchase high-priced U.S. arms as well as other necessities. If the question is how long Germany and Europe can put political and military loyalty to the United States over their own economic prosperity and employment, the answer by the Greens is that “shock therapy” will help make Europe greener.
​  ​At first glance that is right as heavy industry is shut down. But it seems that Europe’s fuel of the future is coal and cutting down its forests.​..
​..​The United States does indeed care about what happens outside of the United States. That is the essence of imperialism: You take care to conquer other countries economically, financially and technologically, making them dependent on yourself so that you can charge monopoly prices and siphon off their economic surplus for your own financial and corporate elites.
​  ​The aim of U.S. unilateral diplomacy is to establish trade, monetary and military dependency. That is how politicians “care” about what foreign countries are doing – and why the U.S. meddles so much in their political processes.​..
​..​U.S. sanctions and military confrontation are driving other countries to defend themselves by creating alternatives to the US dollar and also to dependency on U.S. suppliers for food, energy and critical technology so that they can avoid being “sanctioned” to force them into compliance with U.S. dictates.
​  ​This break did not occur before because it was not urgent. It has been the U.S. sanctions and threat that the US/NATO war against Russia will persist much longer than Ukraine. It is ultimately a drive against China, and President Biden has said that this will take twenty years or so. For Americans, the threat of losing their ability to control the economic policy of other nations is a threat to what they view as civilization itself.​..
​..The exponential mathematics of interest-bearing debt makes debt crises inevitable. That has been the case for thousands of years. The expansion path of debt is more rapid than that of the underlying “real” economy.
​  ​At some point, either debts will have to be wiped out – annulled – or countries will fall into debt peonage to the creditor powers, just as within creditor nations the economy is polarizing between the creditor One Percent and the increasingly indebted 99 Percent...

​..​The global system will need to move beyond reliance on the US dollar, and turn national banking and credit systems into public utilities. That is the only way that governments can write down debt – mainly, debt owed to themselves – without inciting a political and even violent fight against their moves to free the economy from its debt overhead.

​Charles Hugh Smith on "The Oil Curse"
​  ​The price of oil appears to be reflecting the global recession that's baked into receding stimulus and liquidity and higher inflation. China's attempt to secure Zero Covid is also exerting downward pressure on oil demand. As consumers globally come to grips with layoffs, depleted savings and maxed-out credit cards, demand can be expected to drop further...
​  ​There's another twist to The Oil Curse story: now that the easy-to-get oil is gone, it now requires massive, permanent investments in future production to keep the oil flowing. Governments 
(like the oil Sheikdoms) ​seeing their revenues decline will naturally slash investment to fund the politically essential welfare-graft that enables their grip on power.
​  ​Starved of essential investment, oil production inevitably declines, further reducing revenues of oil-dependent states. This feedback loop is unforgiving: less investment leads to less oil which leads to less revenues which further squeezes investment.
​  ​It's not just the price of oil that matters: how much disposable income consumers have left to buy more goods and services matters, too. Put another way: demand can fall below supply for longer than oil producers can remain solvent.

​  This essay is mostly the history of technocracy, a movement which began in the 1800s, and did some good work in its early years. Some of those who contributed insights and ideas were not fully sold on the product, nor was the product what it has become with the internet, AI and social media, 
nor was Zbigniew Brzezinski Chinese.​ We have largely had a bureaucratic technocracy for a long time, some call it "the deep state".
China: The World’s First Technate – Part 1​  Ian Davis

  ​We might feel anonymous in a crowd, but AI knows where our smartphone is, and what it is transmitting and receiving, and can report on that in detail.
​(In related news, Justin Trudeau says Chinese citizens have the right to protest against COVID lockdowns, because they are not Canadian truck drivers.)
Beijing protesters spooked by phone calls from police

​Paul Craig Roberts: ​COVID Roundup. Was the mRNA Vaccine Intended as a Population Reduction Measure?
​  ​The circumstantial evidence is substantial that it was.  
The multi-decade agitation for population reduction by Bill Gates and a passel of elites and organizations and a decade or longer of research to develop the Covid virus suggest that the “vaccine” had an intent that is not acknowledged, but we will never know unless someone confesses.
​  ​The process of defrocking doctors, medical scientists, and nurse whistleblowers who provide facts unwelcome by authorities continues.

The Birth of the Biostate​ .Thanks Christine
​  ​During the Business 20 (B20) panel held ahead of the G20 summit, Indonesia’s Minister of Health Budi Gunadi Sadikin made the same recommendation in even starker terms: “Let’s have a digital health certificate acknowledged by WHO — if you have been vaccinated or tested properly, then you can move around.” In a 132-page document that contains a series of recommendations for the G20, the B20 urged the widespread adoption of digital Covid-19 certificates that would be part of a “technology-enabled ‘always-on’ global health infrastructure”.
 ​ ​Sadikin added that G20 countries have agreed to the proposal and now plan to introduce it as a revision to the IHR framework at the next World Health Assembly, scheduled for May 2023 in Geneva. The idea is that the WHO should be given legally binding powers to implement such measures in the future. This is an attempt to revamp the WHO’s so-called international pandemic treaty — an effort to give it sweeping powers to dictate public health measures to countries with the full backing of international law, potentially overriding their national sovereignty.
​  ​This reform would effectively transform the organisation into something akin to a “world health government” with unprecedented powers to overrule the decisions of national governments in all matters of public health​.​.​.​
​..​A fundamental aspect of this brave new world envisioned by Schwab is the so-called Fourth Industrial Revolution, which in his own words consists in “the fusion of our physical, digital and biological identities”. Digital IDs, in this sense, should be understood as just the first step in a “revolution” aimed at completely blurring the lines between our bodies and emerging technologies such as robotics, artificial intelligence, nanotechnology, quantum computing, biotechnology, and so on.

​  Edward Slavsquat, in Moscow, says Russia's not too different from Canada, China or New Zealand in some regards. Thanks Robin.
​  ​Whatever Putin’s personal views on mandatory vaccination may be, the reality is that Russia’s capital introduced the country’s first compulsory vaccination policy in mid-June, which required various business sectors to meet a 60% vaccination quota among employees. Workers who refused the shot were at risk of being suspended indefinitely without pay (or, in layman’s terms, “being fired”). Many other regions followed suit with similar (and even more stringent) mandates.
​  ​After the State Duma elections in late September, Russia’s regions began mass adopting vaccine mandates as well as QR-coded “health” passes. All 85 federal subjects of the Russian Federation now have compulsory vaccination rules (some more strict than others). For example, in Leningrad Oblast, all state, municipal and private organizations must ensure 100% of employees are fully vaccinated, or have a medical exemption or proof of prior infection in the last six months. Hold-outs will need to be tested every 72 hours.

​  ​Fertility declines near the end of the COVID-19 pandemic: Evidence of the 2022 birth declines in Germany and Sweden
​  ​"The Missing Babies of Europe"​  Strongest decline in birth rate (10%) in 100 years begins 9 months following COVID-vaccination peak​

​  ​Blinded by COVID-19 Vaccination
Visual Loss a Cruel Reminder that Vaccine Injury ​(often) ​Strikes within Days

​Grateful for Vision (pictured with central shelves now built into closet)​

Monday, November 21, 2022

Building Trust


  Perfect Storm for the Global Economy, First Deputy Prime Minister of the Russian Federation Andrey Belousov   Thanks Svet.
  "There is a strong gap between the scale of the problems and the tools that are currently being offered to solve them."    [Use Google-Translate]
My own thoughts: 
  There is an implicit assumption about what "tools" are being openly proposed.

1) "Halting the war in Ukraine" seems to be a polite way of saying "Europe, coordinate business arrangements with Russia again".
  It's necessary, but not sufficient to restore a stable, working system of global trade and finance.
  The apparent goal of western finance was to have Russian resources without the Russian government, which is nationalist. That access to resources, essentially to loot them, was necessary for the growth of the western financial system, which stopped growing in the second half of 2018, by my reckoning. You may well disagree, but it stopped growing by 2019, which caused financial problems, like the "repo-crisis" in August-September 2019.
There was a loss of trust between the largest western global financial institutions, which froze overnight lending.

2) "Raising interest rates". This "destroys demand" in the economy by imposing austerity. It does stop some of the excesses caused by almost-free-money, but the western financial system has crept forward by gradual reduction of interest rates since around 1983. Real interest rates were often negative, and have remained negative since 2008. It is the end of that road. Interest rates must rise and that destroys the system of rolling debt forward at lower and lower interest to stimulate economy.

 "Money" is currently defined as "promises" to repay debt at interest. Trust in eventual-repayment is waning. 
Trust must be rational, not delusional, to maintain a vast economic system. 

  Trust is slow to build. Who has been investing in the building of trust since 2008? 
The Fed has, but within an increasingly untrustworthy US national system. The Fed can't really be more trustworthy than Washington DC, London and Brussels (NATO). There is a lot of habitual momentum in the $USsystem, but once that tips over, change is likely to seem very sudden.

  Russia and China have been working and investing to build trust, but that is thrown into question by sanctions against them, by the increasingly untrustworthy owners of the current $US financial system. Still, it's a lack of trust in the proposed replacement-system (BRICS+, belt-and-road).

  History shows that changes to a global trade system seem to take a decade or more and a big war, as in WW-1 and WW-2.
History also shows that people suffer and die, and that growing vegetables helps the people who are able to do so.
  Another historical feature is that countries with enough internal resources per-capita fare batter. 
That's Russia #1 and US #2. 
  Efficient use of the resources within any system is similarly important, and Russia appears (for all the corruption) to have a better national system of meeting national needs. The US system seems to be corrupt and inefficient, and to depend upon external flows of wealth to sustain function. Those can be expected to stop in a crisis. The corruption is an inefficiency problem. 
  The owners hold the option to shut the system down if they don't get to siphon off a big skim at every level, so there are thousands of selfish fingers on economic Kill-buttons.

  What history argues to be necessary is to take away all of those corrupt "entitlements" to cuts of the pie, by eliminating a lot of that "ownership" of the systems of production and distribution. That means "debt repudiation", which did not happen after WW-1, which was the proximal cause of WW-2, where a lot of debt-restructuring did take place, encouraging economic growth in Europe and Japan.

  The owners are in control of the system, so they won't allow repudiation of much of their rights-to-skim until they lose control, but they get to push the Kill-buttons first.

  Reviving a system after that should be harder than merging into another system which is already up-and-running. 
The Chinese government got to merge into the western economic system while the cold-war was still ongoing, so China got a better deal than the "defeated" USSR, Russia, etc. 

  The new system is not yet operational, though many pieces are in place and starting to get tested. The old system is trying hard to prevent the new, competing system from becoming operational. 
  It does not look like there is going to be a smooth transition,since the new system can't get fully operational until the old system, which is depleting itself to fight the new system, breaks badly. 
"Confiscating" $300 billion from Russiais an example of the old system breaking trust, in order to reduce trust in a rising threat.

  Where might trust be found in global finance? Bitcoin? Something like Bitcoin could be useful between central banks and nation-states, but Bitcoin only exists by mutual agreement and an intact global internet.
  Gold bullion used to work. Central banks, by all accounts, keep enough gold bullion on hand (or in "trusted" repositories) to make a transition back to a gold standard at any time. (Ukraine's gold somehow went away in airplanes a few years ago.)
  The question is that of what to "price" gold at to enable that transition. It seems like a factor of 8-10 "price increase" of gold, relative to fiat currencies, would be necessary, as a ballpark figure. Watch for it. 
  Larger daily increases in the "price" of gold seem to have suddenly been allowed, starting a couple of weeks ago. $40-$50 in a day was allowed in quick succession. Previously gold did not rise more than $20 in a day.
  The 30-dayGold chart shows that stair-step well.
That seems like a signal to me. Others may disagree. 

A Grand Unified Theory of the FTX Disaster , Matthew Crawford    Thanks Luc  (It's long)
  Under a pandemic-induced fog of war, the military-banking complex may be enabling an elite pedophile class of blackmail agents at least partially organized around MIT to establish a Global Digital Central Bank to enslave the human race, cull populations, and subject them to genetic information control.
  One additional thought worth thinking about is whether these seemingly related global events were at least somewhat telegraphed, and whether this is the reason power consolidation occurred in China, Russia, and Saudi Arabia over the past few years. One way to retain national strength in the midst of Fifth-Generation warfare involving a constant stream of confusing signals is to line the ducks up in a row and move as a single unit.
  In all this, I make my best effort to make no mistake about where I mix fact and speculation, but understand that conversations trying to unravel the Bigger Picture, including the very real spectre of sexual blackmailing dominating global politics are being had among the world's cognitive elite and power players. They've been going on for years now.

  Ben Hunt has a lot of insight and details of the financial progression during the successful marketing of the nice young genius with the magic-money-machine.
The Story Arc of SBF and FTX

​  Andrew Korybko looks at the initiative of Russia, India and Iran to balance influences of China and Pakistan (itself influenced by the CIA) upon Afghanistan.​   
  The “Informal Russia India Iran Troika” on Afghanistan
​  ​The most important takeaway was the informal Troika that was just established by Russia, India, and Iran. These three don’t intend to compete against China and Pakistan’s influence in Afghanistan in any unfriendly way, but rather endeavor to pragmatically “balance” it by giving that country’s de facto Taliban rulers an alternative to those two. From the perspective of the group’s self-interests, potentially disproportionate dependence on China and Pakistan is disadvantageous.

​  Moon of Alabama on Russian destruction of high voltage power transformers in the Ukrainian grid to impair the ability of the Ukrainian military to move men and war-supplies by the (all electric) train system.​
​  ​The targeting of 330 kilovolt transformers in various switching stations has cut some 50% of the distribution capability of Ukraine's electricity network. These transformers weigh up to 200 tons. There are no replacements. You do not buy them at the next corner but will have to order them with years of lead time. As far as I can tell Russia is currently the only producer of transformers of that type.

  ​The US works hard to turn-around relations with China, bringing in 97 year old "friend of China" and infamous 2008 head of AIG, Maurice "Hank" Greenberg​.
​  ​A significant and unexpected new Wall Street Journal report has revealed that a few days prior to the Xi-Biden meeting last week at the G20 summit in Bali, the two countries embarked upon a private back-channel dialogue of top policy advisers and business executives in New York, which was approved by both governments.
​  ​The meeting was described by Retired Adm. Mike Mullen as seeking to prevent the continued "downward trajectory" in US-China relations "at a dangerous time." Beijing is relying on an American businessman described as an "old friend of China" with a long successful track record of positive dealings in China: insurance executive Maurice "Hank" Greenberg. "As the two great powers of the time, we need to try to turn this around," Mullen commented of the closed-door talks earlier this month.

  ​This story is about a Russian military airplane promotional video at a Chinese air-show, which shows the plane blowing up a ship. The computer-generated ship in the computer-generated video turns out (awkwardly) to be a Chinese destroyer. Nobody knows how this happened. The video production was at least partly outsourced to India.​ India says they didn't-do-it.
  There is open speculation that Russia's real enemy is now declared to be China. (If that were propaganda, whose interests would it serve?)

Texas Prepares Military (not-quite)Tanks For Southern Border After Governor Abbott Declares Invasion
​  ​Three days after Texas Governor Greg Abbott invoked the state's "Invasion Clauses" to tackle the record-setting influx of migrants illegally crossing the southern border, a new planning document obtained by Army Times and The Texas Tribune reveals Texas Military Department officials are planning to deploy a fleet of fully tracked armored personnel carriers and National Guard troops.
​  ​Texas Military Department officials issued the order Thursday to the headquarters leading Operation Lone Star reveals. It detailed the deployment of ten M113 armored personnel carrier vehicles to the border.

​  From Thursday, specific to Texas:  Governor Abbott Directs TEA, Superintendents To Prohibit COVID-19 Vaccine Mandates For Students

Moms Were Right: Acetaminophen During Pregnancy Can Cause ADHD, Autism​  
  ​“[We] found consistent associations between acetaminophen bu​r​den and ADHD and acetaminophen burden and ASD across strata of potential confounders, including maternal indication, substance use, preterm birth, and child age and sex, for which point estimates for the ORs vary from 2.3 to 3.5 for ADHD and 1.6 to 4.1 for ASD.

​Jessica Rose Ph.D. looks at the US VAERS, suddenly changing the government statistics.​ They look much better this week!
​  ​The foreign data set was gutted this week in VAERS and the cancer signal was halved, the myocarditis dose 3 response signal was lost and 994 spontaneous abortions/still births were dropped

​Thanks Luc , The Killing Fields of Samoa​ , Ah KhanSyed MD, Ph.D.​
​  And you’re asking “What are you talking about? What happened in Samoa?”.
​  ​A lot happened. All in one month in November 2019 - just before the PANDEMIC™ struck, and you will see that the similarities with the PANDEMIC™ are eerie - down to the same forced lockdowns and forced vaccinations that were only ever intended to enforce medical fascism on a population - because every pandemic plan document prior to 2020 said they were not helpful to contain a viral outbreak.
​  ​So let’s then turn to Samoa (and neighbouring Fiji and Tonga) in 2019.​..
Why did a measles outbreak occur in 3 neighbouring islands at the same time, just weeks after a delivery of UNICEF vaccines to those very islands?
Why did the death rate in the Samoan outbreak reach such high levels far in excess of what would be expected in a country with access to healthcare?
  From Peter McCullough MD's blog:  Electron Cryotomography of SARS-CoV-2 Virions
At least there are electron-microscope pictures of these very small entities. They are easier to destroy than to see. 
It is essentially impossible to isolate virions without destroying them. Looking at them destroys them, for instance.

Building a Closet (pictured) 

Friday, November 18, 2022

Doing Better

 Working On It,

  I'm inclined to think we humans need to find ways to nurture healthy forest ecosystems which may nourish us, and also draw moisture from the oceans, which will fall upon them as rain, that "Biotic Pump" thing they do so well.  Forests create atmospheric rivers from the oceans, and the falling rain creates terrestrial rivers back.

  We know that old-growth "apex" forests do this, even in northern climes, and that having tall old trees of local species, intermediate trees and bushes and herbs, in a living web, interconnected by roots and beneficial fungi, is a sophisticated mature ecosystem. The recreation of the mix of plants in an apex forest can create a quickie-apex-forest, which is the Miyawaki Method of "Afforestation"

  During the years of wars between warlords in Japan, the 1600s and 1700s, much of Japan's forest was cut for timber and fuel. In the 1800s this was reversed by law, and Japanese forestry, Silviculture became an art form, assisted sometimes by German experts in those days.

  Silviculture arose in Europe, with largely German nomenclature. It focuses mainly upon harvesting wood optimally, from well maintained forests. It long precedes the knowledge that forests might draw atmospheric-rivers of rain to themselves. Dense forests with groups of plants that cooperate well together draw the rain best, but may not produce goods that humans need and desire as monoculture pine forests for timber and fuel. Silviculture has been adapted to the tropics

  "Forest Gardening" of "food forests" seeks to create complementary and cooperative forest ecosystems which also provide food for humans.
  That is easier said than done, partly because it is so difficult to harvest food in a dense forest except at the edges of it. Animals arise within any forest which do readily harvest forest edibles. People often end up hunting and eating those animals, but that is also hard within the dense forest.

  The question which naturally arises for creative humans is whether long-lived fruit-bearing trees can be managed in such a way that the fruit is available from below, and can be gathered, stored and transported effectively for human use. When there is a continuous overstory of tall trees a local climate is created within the forest. It is also darker. Can the productive overstory be maintained well enough to claim biotic-pump rainfall patterns, by atmospheric-river induction? Can the soil be maintained? What tree crops could this be applied to, and in what regions? It seems that in the places that have the right soil and climate conditions to try this, that it would be a very good thing to attempt. It would require irrigation for a long time, before large enough areas could be forested to begin to induce atmospheric-river effects. How much of any tree-crop can be used? How can it be stored and transported? Are there enough tree crops to plant in enough areas to make this form of farming economically sustainable?

  I'd like to try it with avocados, myself, but I am still at the point of finding Mexican avocados cold-tolerant enough to reliably make it through winter freezes without significant damage to the trees. Each avocado seedling is a unique individual, which is why they are grafted onto rootstocks before making large plantings. Seedling trees require 5-8 years to make their first fruit, before it can be tasted. This is gonna' take awhile. Avocado oil is a good cooking oil.

Welcome to the Oil Death Spiral, Consciousness of Sheep (UK, where it is a diesel-fuel death spiral, already)
Oil bad, so don't invest. Oil running out, so no trucks and diesel machinery, so economic collapse, so death-is-green. Thanks AFKTT.

UK Citizens Pay The Highest Electricity Bills In The World

​  Pepe Escobar on the BRICS++++ developments taking place now.
​  ​On BRICS, crucially, Lavrov confirmed that “over a dozen countries” are lining up for membership, including Iran: “We expect the work on coordinating the criteria and principles that should underlie BRICS expansion to not take much time”.
​  ​But first, the five members need to analyze the ground-breaking repercussions of an expanded BRICS+.
​  ​Once again: contrast. What is the EU’s “response” to these developments? Coming up with yet another sanctions package against Iran, targeting officials and entities “connected with security affairs” as well as companies, for their alleged “violence and repressions”.
​  ​“Diplomacy”, collective West-style, barely registers as bullying.
​  Back to the real economy – as in the gas front – the national interests of Russia, Iran and Turkiye are increasingly intertwined; and that is bound to influence developments in Syria, Iraq, and Libya, and will be a key factor to facilitate Erdogan’s re-election next year.
​  ​As it stands, Riyadh for all practical purposes has performed a stunning 180-degree maneuver against Washington via OPEC+. That may signify, even in a twisted way, the onset of a process of unification of Arab interests, guided by Moscow.
​  ​Stranger things have happened in modern history. Now appears to be the time for the Arab world to be finally ready to join the Quad that really matters: Russia, India, China, and Iran.

​  ​The Biden administration on Thursday suggested that Saudi Arabia’s Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman be granted immunity from a lawsuit filed against him over the murder of journalist Jamal Khashoggi.
​  ​In a court filing, the administration noted the crown prince’s appointment as prime minister in September, which they said made him “the sitting head of government of a foreign state.”
​  ​The filing noted, however, that the Biden administration, in making the immunity determination, takes “no view on the merits of the present suit and reiterates its unequivocal condemnation of the heinous murder of Jamal Khashoggi.”
​  ​Ultimately, a judge will have the final say on whether or not to grant immunity to the crown prince.

​G20 Summit in Bali, Pepe Escobar again​
​  ​The Chinese Ministry of Foreign Affairs preferred to cut to the chase, selecting the Top Two highlights.
1. Xi told Biden – rather, his earpiece – that Taiwan independence is simply out of the question.
2. Xi also hopes that NATO, EU and US will engage in “comprehensive dialogue” with Moscow.
​  ​Asian cultures – be they Balinese or Confucianist – are non-confrontational. Xi laid out three layers of common interests: prevent conflict and confrontation, leading to peaceful coexistence; benefit from each other’s development; and promote post-COVID global recovery, tackle climate change and face regional problems via coordination.
​ ​Significantly, the 3h30 meeting happened at the Chinese delegation’s residence in Bali, and not at the G20 venue. And it was requested by the White House.
​  ​Biden, according to the Chinese, affirmed that the US does not seek a New Cold War; does not support “Taiwan independence”; does not support “two Chinas” or “one China, one Taiwan”; does not seek “decoupling” from China; and does not want to contain China.
​  ​Now tell that to the Straussians/neo-cons/neoliberalcons bent on containing China. Reality spells out that Xi has few reasons to take “Biden” – rather the combo writing every script in the background – at face value.​..
..The traditional group photo ahead of the G20 – a staple of every summit in Asia – had to be delayed. Because – who else – “Biden” and Sunak, US and UK, refused to be in the same picture with Lavrov...
​..The Western spin is that “most G20 countries” wanted to condemn Russia in Ukraine. Nonsense. Diplomatic sources hinted it may be in fact a 50/50 split. Condemnation comes from Australia, Canada, France, Germany, Italy, Japan, South Korea, UK, US and EU. Non-condemnation from Argentina, Brazil, China, India, Indonesia, Mexico, Saudi Arabia, South Africa, Turkiye and of course Russia.​..
​..The fog thickened because on the backdrop of the G20, the US and Russia were talking in Ankara, represented by CIA director William Burns and SVR (Foreign Intel) director Sergei Naryshkin.
No one knows what exactly was being negotiated.​..
​..The Americans suddenly interested in talking, and Macron and Scholz approaching Lavrov, point to the heart of the matter: the EU and the UK may not survive next winter, 2023-2024, without Gazprom.​..
​..Any additional, unpredictable costs throughout 2023 mean that the EU economy will completely collapse: industry shutdown across the spectrum, euro in free fall, rise of inflation, debt corroding every latitude from the Club Med nations to France and Germany.
​  ​Dominatrix Ursula von der Leyen, leading the European Commission (EC), of course should be discussing all that – in the interests of EU nations – with global players in Bali. Instead her only agenda, once again, was demonization of Russia.

Ukraine Has Lost 40% Of Energy System As Kyiv Sees First Snow, Freezing Temps​ 
  ​In a rare occurrence, most of the western city of Lviv had also been plunged into darkness this week, after what authorities called the biggest wave of Russian strikes on power facilities since the invasion began.
​  ​"Photos of Kyiv draped in darkness have become a shareable illustration of winter in Ukraine this year: dark, cold, dangerous," observed The Hill. "Ukraine’s energy infrastructure is under attack from Russia, which has failed to defeat Ukrainian forces on the battlefield and is now once again targeting civilians."
​  ​An estimated 100 missiles had rained down on Ukrainian cities over the span of just a couple hours on Tuesday, chiefly targeting the energy grid.

​Moon of Alabama (German) on Ukraine trying to hit incoming Russian missiles and hitting people in Poland with an S-300 instead, but saying that Russia did it, anyway.​

From Vineyard of the Saker blog
​  T​he Poles hate the Ukrainians just as much as they hate Russians.  The Ukrainians, by the way, hate the Poles no less than they hate Russians (and Jews). The only difference is that the Polish anti-Ukrainian hate is laced with contempt whereas their anti-Russian hate is laced with fear.  Add to this picture the Brits with their own imperial phantom pains and sense of racial superiority over the “continental” Europeans (“fog over the channel, Europe isolated“) and you quickly see that there is plenty of hate going around amongst these “allies”.
​  ​So what we are dealing with is an entire pack hate-filled of hyenas.
​  ​The Poles and the Ukies have one main thing in common – they want NATO to wage war on Russia: the Ukies want this to simply survive and the Poles to grab a piece of the Ukraine.

​  Jessica Rose Ph.D.  graphs fewer new pregnancies but a lot more miscarriages after COVID-vaccine rollout in an OB/GYN practice that keeps its own records.​
Real time obstetrician/gynecologist's data on new patients and miscarriages for 2021 and 2022

​  ​Former White House COVID-19 adviser Dr. Scott Atlas sees multiple reasons for an investigation into Dr. Anthony Fauci, the outgoing director of the National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases (NIAID).

​  ​The G20 has issued a formal decree promoting vaccine passports as preparation for any future pandemic response in its final communique. Indonesian Health Minister Budi Gunadi Sadikin, speaking on the matter on behalf of the G20 host country, had earlier in the summit called for a "digital health certificate" using WHO standards.
​  ​Sadikin advocated for that he dubbed a "digital health certificate" which shows whether a person has been "vaccinated or tested properly" so that only then "you can move around".

​  ​FTX's new CEO and liquidator, John Ray III,  who also oversaw the unwinding and liquidation of Enron, admits that "Never in my career have I seen such a complete failure of corporate controls and such a complete absence of trustworthy financial information as occurred here."

  Charles Hugh Smith,​ ​FTX: The Dominoes of Financial Fraud Have Yet to Fall
  ​What you will find is insight into the real innovation of FTX: FTX compressed the entire playbook and history of financial fraud into one brief cycle
of the credulous bamboozled, Charles Ponzi bested and creative accounting being revealed for what it really is, fraud.
​  ​All financial frauds share the same set of tools. The toolbox of financial fraud, whether it is traditional or crypto-based, contains variations of these basic mechanisms...  [listed and explained] ...
​  Note that there are quasi-legal versions of some of these tools. The full exposure to the risks inherent in extreme leverage and illiquidity can be cloaked, buried in off-balance sheet assets and liabilities, etc., while pages of mind-numbing disclosures were duly signed by blinded-by-greed marks.
​  ​These quasi-legal versions are just as prone to unraveling and collapse as the blatantly fraudulent varieties. Properly disclosed leverage and illiquidity are just as prone to unraveling as undisclosed leverage and illiquidity.
​  ​Mismatches of duration, liquidity and risk are just as toxic to full-disclosure firms as they are to fraudulent firms.
​  ​This is why we can predict the dominoes of FTX's financial fraud have yet to fall. When there are mismatches in counterparty asset durations and liquidity, assets that theoretically cover loans that are called can't be sold or can only be sold at ruinous discounts.​..
​  Once assets are revealed as worth far less than claimed, insolvency is the inevitable result.

​  Here is a case from Tom Luongo's blog that FTX may have been designed to be a Ponzi-scheme-for-Ponzi-schemes, suking up all of the non-crypto currency in the cryptocurrency bubble, then going POOF! 
  This would have been a planned attack by the financial world on the crypto-currency world. It might have been planned to go a little longer, but Bitcoin got hammered recently and sucked a lot of money out of the cryptocurrency bubble, crashing the FTX Ponzi. This fits with the rapid rise and excellent political protection of FTX and SBF. We know FTX was the biggest Democratic donor behind George Soros when it was just months old. Ukraine seems to have "invested" $US aid from the Bidadmin in FTX. A lot of notional-wealth in cryptocurrency is no more. Maybe that was the plan.

​  ​Twitter On Lock Out After Mass Resignation Exodus; Operations At Risk
(If Twitter survives it will be​come​ something different.)
 ​Hundreds of Twitter's remaining employees have reportedly resigned ahead of Elon Musk’s “extremely hardcore” cultural reset of the company. After Musk gave an ultimatum to his employees to either commit to the company’s new “hardcore” work environment or leave, many more workers declined to sign on than he expected, potentially putting Twitter’s operations at risk, according to Bloomberg sources, as well as internal Slack messages seen by The Verge and employee tweets.
​  ​On Thursday afternoon, so many employees decided to take severance that it created a cloud of confusion over which people should still have access to company property.

Clinton-linked Dark Money Group Targets Twitter Advertisers​
​  ​The letter insists that free speech will only invite “disinformation, hate, and harassment” and that “[u]nder the guise of ‘free speech,’ [Musk’s] vision will silence and endanger marginalized communities, and tear at the fraying fabric of democracy.”
​  ​Among other things, the letter demands “algorithmic accountability,”  a notable inclusion in light of Democratic politicians demanding enlightened algorithms to protect citizens from their own bad choices or thoughts.

​Growing Food Tokens (pictured with winter garden rows coming-in a little more)​

Tuesday, November 15, 2022

World-3 War

 Civil Humans,

  People have various thoughts about there being so many people on earth, and exceeding the long-term carrying capacity for humans. 
Nobody wants to volunteer to die.
  Some people put the question off by claiming that it is not a real problem for one reason or another. There are support groups for these various non-problem scenario beliefs. 
  Some people find group-support around picking one particular threat, such as global-warming, and working on that to the exclusion of other threats, such as running out of diesel fuel for the trains and trucks that bring us our food, or heating fuel, or electricity.

  Some people put their efforts towards global population reduction. Bill Gates advocated for that as early as the late 1990s, and liked vaccines as a means of fertility reduction in the early 2000s, along with social improvements like education for women, modern careers and good health care for children.

  A common meme is that we humans have been bad and dirty, and should be ashamed for what we have done to the earth. 
The upshot of that usually seems to be that we should buy solar-panels, a Prius or a Tesla, so I suspect such shaming is a form of niche-marketing.

  People personify Earth, Gaia, as our mother, and I like that, but then they feel like we are more powerful than Mom and are hurting her. 
I see that, but Mom has been around so much longer than we can begin to fathom, and has been through so much catastrophic destruction, yet Mom has still given rise to more and more forms of life, including us. We have not been here very long, and we just hit adolescence. We are driving sports cars, playing with guns and we keep playing with fire.  Mom probably hopes that we will grow up, start gardening, and stop breaking so much stuff, but we show plenty of promise.

  It is possible that Mom/Gaia finds adult humans seeking Divine guidance to be even more useful in her grand adaptations of planetary life. I think she provides guidance to those most receptive to it. Noah presents an archetypal example of an adult human who was extremely attuned to this kind of guidance. 
  Divine guidance from benevolent Gaia, or "God" could improve human survival odds against predation by our elite owners. (I'll refer to our elite owner-class as "Homo obliterans", if I may.) We may also read about animals fleeing to high ground when the waves suck out of the bay before a tsunami, while humans gawk. Mom could help us in those situations, too.

  Is it bad that humans have brought fossil carbon and fossil water to the planetary surface? It might be a good thing, long term. A little too early to judge yet.
Some humans are capable of stewardship of life, as gardeners or diversified farmers. What if life-stewards preferentially survive a big cull by the owners, or a meteor strike, or a recurring micronova, ice age or flood?

  Svet sent an academic update from Gaya Herrington, which puts fresh data into the updated version of the World-3 computer model, used in the 1972 Limits To Growth projections. Those projected graphic representations of how human industrial society might hit planetary limits in time. Limits of oil were already apparent in 1972. Pollution building up was also a big and obvious problem. The most recent update of The Limits To Growth was the 30 year update. 
To compliment Gaya Harrington's paper, a PDF, I found this article about the paper from last year, so I can copy the graphs:      

BAU is the famous "Business As Usual" graph from 1972. It has tracked our unfolding reality pretty well over the years, though births and deaths were both down a bit from projections. The resulting human population has been quite close to projections. My read of that graph has always been that industrial output looked like it peaked just before 2020. I personally think industrial output peaked in late 2018, and that made for problems in the world of finance.
BAU2 is the answer to, "What if there is really a lot more oil, gas and coal?" "Business As Usual-2" doubles the fossil fuel estimated to exist. This projection starts to diverge from BAU right around 2020, when one looks at industrial output and pollution. Pollution rises and rises in this scenario. Population rises another decade before falling, but falls harder, and is lower by 2100 than in BAU. Double the oil lets the game go for 10 more years before it crashes, but it crashes worse in a more polluted world.
SW is "Stabilized World", a world where people across the world, rich and poor alike, cooperate to use less energy, make less plastic and waste, reduce family sizes and harmonize human needs with the needs of our Mother Planet. This model does not track the reality, which we are living. We're not doing that yet.
CT is "Comprehensive Technology" scenario. This model assumes both the doubling of fossil fuels and the use of technology to decrease industrial damage to the planetary ecosphere. It is sort of like getting twice as much fuel and a bit more time to accomplish SW, a second chance, using technology, not altruism.

  BAU and BAU2 start to diverge around 2020. Why? It is the decline in fossil-fuel availability, assumed in BAU, right? 
CT, the high-tech-solution world, also assumes double the resources, which is the BAU2 assumption, so those two, assuming double the oil/gas look very much alike until after 2030 when the pollution in BAU2 becomes more extreme. 
BAU2 and CT looked more like the current state of affairs than did BAU in 2020 quite possibly because fracking pushed the decline of oil and gas a little bit farther out than was projected in 1972. In 2014 the original BAU model was still tracking reality best.
  Both BAU2 and CT assume double the resources estimated in 1972 for BAU. Since oil is the rate-limiting resource, it has the most effect as it declines.
The assumption of more-fuel wouldn't cause divergence of BAU2 and CT projections from BAU until the oil and gas start to decline. 

  I think oil+natural-gas-liquids  are now in terminal-decline, and the observed measurements might well fall between BAU and BAU2 in the next few years. 
The fact that fracking technology got more oil out of some declining field quickly, and is an expensive means of extraction, may mean that a few years of future oil were pulled-forward. That would cause the decline of both industrial output and food production to be more rapid. Human population would decline sooner and more rapidly, as a result.

  "Homo obliterans" is aware of these projected trends, but has other means of modifying them, other scenarios not presented here, such as drastic-population-reduction. Drastic-Population-Reduction is the specialty of our Homo obliterans elites. 
After decades of considering why we have sociopathic elites in the world, I believe that the reduction of human population during the overshoot of environmental carrying capacity for our species is the useful worldly function of Homo obliterans. Homo obliterans is the Apex-Predator's-Apex-Predator.
  I also postulate that there is an existing subset of humans, members of humanity who are helpfully guided by Gaia/Divinity, who I'll call Homo sapiens(+). Perhaps Homo sapiens(+) can steward a world which will no longer require the services of Homo obliterans.  Homo sapiens(+) might make Homo obliterans redundant. 
  Homo obliterans is notably impervious to spiritual guidance, and might fare poorly in an unforeseen catastrophe, compared to forewarned Homo sapiens(+).
Homo obliterans working-groups might be preferentially predated by other Homo obliterans working-groups. Homo sapiens(+) are typically non-threatening.
  The improved survival of Homo sapiens(+) might be an important factor after a Selection-Event, but there is no reason to believe that Homo sapiens(+) would breed-true. All human subtypes would still be present during and after a selection-event. Selection events might last centuries or longer, like ice-ages. The mixture of learned and inherited traits in society could change over time. Human culture adapts, not just genetically, but also through "memes", useful patterns of thinking, living and socializing. Memes are passed down as customs, concepts and values.

 There may be a rapid reduction of the total human population in this decade. I think Homo obliterans have made arrangements for population-reduction to take place through means such as bioweapons, famine, and impairment of industrial life-support systems through war.  

  The WEF has a project to control human behavior through "owning nothing" and "being happy" with smartphones, brain-implants, electronic currency and social credit scoring to tightly constrain human behavior, not leaving anything to guesswork. It looks like they are aiming for CT "comprehensive" technology world.
  Some unmodified Homo obliterans would presumably still be in place to oversee the human population and make important decisions. They would still need to fly to meetings and nature preserves in private jets. The core capabilities of industrial economy would also need to remain intact, though reductions in output would be acceptable. Industry would primarily serve the owners, their essential human functionaries and technicians.
  It looks as if the rapid reduction of population in the 2020s could compensate for the reduction of available oil. Both reductions would contribute to falls in projected pollution, compared to BAU2. The fall in human population would obviate the requirement to invest more in cleaner industrial technology, a cost-saving for the owners.  It looks like CT is the WEF-preferred model
  I personally don't think there is enough oil to run this scenario as depicted. Making people into cyborgs is a dead-end for our species. Hello Monsanto!

  There are competing models, which we can also evaluate through The Limits To Growth. I am not sure of the Russian model. It is either a private secret, or it is what is publicized as the multipolar-world model of trade. Pollution is not much addressed, however fake plans to reduce pollution could be even worse.

  Deng Xiaopeng, the modern visionary leader of 21st Century China, who somehow survived the Cultural Revolution, was very much inspired by The Limits To Growth, as I have read more than once. He set out a course for the rapid industrialization and modernization of China within the time-envelope remaining in the BAU projections regarding industrial production output and resource availability. Deng's goals for China appear to have been achieved. 
  Xi Jinping seems similarly practical, though his task does not require as radical a change in national trajectory. 
Inside China, something like the centralized electronic control of each individual's human economy is already in place. China also allows for an entrepreneurial business model. Some humans must take initiative to accomplish economic expansion. Outside China, a multipolar-world of trade and transit is envisioned. 
Human-rights issues will be compartmentalized locally, within nation-states, which are sovereign.

  What might be gained through the multipolar-world model is better economic efficiency of fossil fuel use.  We can expect the relative decline of the most carbon intensive economies of the collective west, and the growth of poorer economies, such as India and Cambodia, where baseline use of oil per capita is lower. Coal, though dirty and polluting, will probably be used until it is no longer economically accessible. Those societies which burn coal will have an economic advantage over those which do not. Coal is used to produce concrete, steel and electricity.
  The increased fuel efficiency gained by the decline of the most fuel-intensive economies may trend towards the SW "stabilized world" projections, but with more pollution. The cost of reducing pollution must necessarily be borne by reducing the expenditures in production of food, goods and services per-capita.

  Reduction of population faster than assumed in any of these pre-COVID models, and a fuel-starvation of western European economies, seem to have begun. There is still time for negotiation, but that time is slipping away.

   North American economy is even more carbon intensive, but North America is militarily powerful, harder to control, and has substantial oil, gas and coal. 
  The progressive economic destruction of North America has been foreseen by many. North American industry has long languished for lack of investment, which went to China instead. There are groups within North America which would like to restore North American industry.
  It is apparent that North America will have a lower fossil-energy budget going forward, but how low remains to be seen. A real oil shortage may occur in 2023, as has been predicted for over a year.

  One of the principal assumptions of the World-3 model has been that the availability of things like fuel, water and industrial capacity, matters more than economic models. It is as if economic models provide stories about "reality" which we tell each other, but they are far less deterministic than we imagine. 
  I do not imagine that liquid-fuels which can be accessed by an economy will not be accessed. They may run a train or truck, or they may become plastic packaging or devices. Coal will be used to make concrete, steel and electricity.

  Though it is more important for effective group function to have social cohesion than truth, it is possible to have both "the truth" and social cohesion. 
It is possible to have leaders who are truthful, good leaders, and also spiritual-seekers, but these "philosopher-kings" are exceedingly rare. 
Maybe "Mom" has some in mind. One can hope.
Meanwhile, we have lots of basic prepping for our food, water, fuel and family-group needs.

Philosopher Peasant (pictured with one of the 4 growing stalks of bananas)

Monday, November 14, 2022

Bankman And Robbing


  There is a lot of catching-up to do on world events, and it's not really possible, but there are high points. The world is going through an economic, political, financial restructuring, due to fundamental changes in economic factors, like the decline of cheap energy, the end of exponential growth about 4 years ago, the worsening mismatch between real-economic-wealth and notional-wealth, and the viciousness and ruthlessness which elite "owners" historically exhibit when the changes in economic reality threaten their "ownership". They will readily sacrifice each other, and any number of non-owners, to maintain their own power in the system.
  Sometimes desperate moves pay off, but sometimes they face-flop. History has a side it will prefer, which is the side that is generally more practical and efficient, but having a stockpile of necessities and weapons sometimes prevails in the shorter term. The western empire has quashed the non-aligned movement in the 1960s, but may be too short of supplies and too inept, and the current threats are major powers, increasingly being joined by everybody-else.

This is a good start to the big power-struggle picture. 
Tens of Billions of US Dollars Were Transferred to Ukraine and then Using FTX Crypto Currency the Funds Were Laundered Back to Democrats in US​  ​  We have information that the tens of billions of dollars going to Ukraine were actually laundered back to the US to corrupt Democrats and elites using FTX cryptocurrency.  Now the money is gone and FTX is bankrupt. 
Sam Bankman-Fried is Biden’s second biggest donor.​..
​..​Bankman-Fried allegedly moved $10 billion in client assets from his crypto exchange to his trading firm Alameda Research, and a liquidity crisis at his  exchange which prompted the company to file for bankruptcy. However, prior to the agency’s probe, Bankman-Fried aggressively courted the CFTC – and funded several key lawmakers charged with overseeing the agency, pouring cash into their campaign coffers.

​Same story:
Ukraine invested into FTX as the Biden administration funneled funds to the invaded nation, and FTX then made massive donations to Democrats in the US.

"Second Smartest Guy In The World" summarizes:
​  ​I have been warning for a long time now to stay the hell away from all centralized exchanges, and never ever leave your wealth parked with them. If your blockchain assets are not decentralized and not held by you, then you are missing the entire point and purpose of crypto.
​  ​How allegedly sophisticated hedge funds and investors at this stage of the game keep falling for these centralized crypto scams is truly baffling.
​  ​However, what is not surprising in the least is that the Democrat party is one giant grifting operation along with their totally illegitimate Federal government waging a full spectrum soft war on We the People.
​  ​One day it’s the DEATHVAX™, another day it’s a gargantuan crypto scam.
​  ​These people want you broke and dead.
​  ​Do NOT comply.

​Nine housemates who reportedly "dated" each other, ran the whole multi-billion dollar show.
​  ​“The whole operation was run by a gang of kids in the Bahamas,” a person familiar with the matter told CoinDesk on the condition of anonymity.
Among his nine housemates are FTX co-founder and Chief Technology Officer Gary Wang, FTX Director of Engineering Nishad Singh and Ellison of Alameda, Bankman-Fried’s trading business that’s at the center of the current chaos and on which the Wall Street Journal reported got $10 billion of FTX customer money. The remaining six are also FTX employees.
“Gary, Nishad and Sam control the code, the exchange's matching engine and funds,” the first person familiar with the matter said. “If they moved them around or input their own numbers, I'm not sure who would notice."
A third person familiar with how the company operated said: “They’ll do anything for each other.”

​  ​FTX had two products. It created a brand-new cryptocurrency, called “FTT,” created a cryptocurrency exchange (like the stock market), and traded in “cryptocurrency derivatives,” a highly-complicated type of investment that almost nobody understands. Very few people understand cryptocurrency either. So it was an inscrutable product multiplied by an incomprehensible investment vehicle.​..
​..What we know for sure is that Sam went from being an unread but politically-connected zero in May 2019 to a billionaire in a few months, just in time to donate a metric ton of politico-bucks and help Biden (and other democrats) win the 2020 election.​..
​..​Somehow, FTX’s reported revenues grew by 1,000% to $1.02 billion in 2021, from just $89 million in 2020 and of course, $0 in 2018. By the time it filed bankruptcy last week, FTX had over 1 million customers..

​  ​According to Washington insiders I spoke with, the reason behind SBF’s decision this summer to obtain control over BlockFi was to benefit from the troubled crypto lender’s recent settlement with the SEC—basically extending the amnesty BlockFi had received to FTX. Meanwhile, FTX’s recent tie-up with securities exchange IEX (of Flash Boys fame) would also help SBF’s empire come under the U.S. regulatory umbrella. All of this would clear FTX to have the U.S. market to itself...
​..Gensler, a former campaign finance chair for Hillary Clinton, is of course not the only prominent Democrat who may have been willing to flex his influence on behalf of FTX. SBF, you may recall, was one of the biggest donors to President Joe Biden, while his parents—both Stanford law professors—have ties to the party. His mother, Barbara Fried, leads a group called Mind the Gap that helps raise Silicon Valley cash for Democrats, while his father, Joseph Bankman, drafted tax legislation for the powerful Sen. Elizabeth Warren (D-Mass).

​  Ballots vs. Votes, differing strategies for electoral victory... (The Republican party has also excelled at vote rigging in the fairly recent past.)
​  As the political discussion centers on the 2022 wins and losses from the midterm election, one thing that stands out in similarity to the 2020 general election is the difference between ballots and votes.  It appears in some states this is the ‘new normal.’
  Where votes were the focus, the Biden administration suffered losses.  Where ballots were the focus, the Biden administration won.

  Tessa (fights robots) Lena, talks to Charles Eisenstein about human society, forms of corruption, and aspects of consciousness, individual and collective.
Conspiracy, Mob Morality, and Amnesty: A Conversation with Charles Eisenstein

America's ‘Ministry of Truth’ hasn't gone away: Official Washington didn't abandon its plan to control social networks
Leaked documents reveal the ‘paused’ ‘Disinformation Governance Board’’ is back online
​..​A report produced by the Agency’s advisory committee in June this year is among the leaked papers. It declares that CISA “is positioned to play a unique and productive role in helping address the challenges” of “disinformation.”
​  ​Noting that the internet and “in particular social media platforms” have disrupted the role of “traditional ‘gatekeepers’ in the dissemination of information,” the report advises that CISA approach the disinformation “problem” with “the entire information ecosystem in view.” This would include patrolling and regulating “social media platforms of all sizes, mainstream media, cable news, hyper partisan media, talk radio, and other online resources,” and effectively controlling their content.

Pfizer Works to Fast-Track More Vaccines for Pregnant Moms, Despite Mounting Evidence Rushed COVID Shots Harmed Babies
​  ​As Pfizer, with the FDA’s help, tees itself up to “dominat[e] the maternal RSV vaccine market,” OB-GYNs on the front lines of maternal care are stepping forth to sound the alarm about the COVID-19 shots’ infanticidal fallout.
​  ​Dr. Kimberly Biss recently tweeted, “Since the vaccine rollout started, we have seen in our practice a decrease in new OB numbers, which would be infertility, by about 50%; we’ve also seen an increase in miscarriage rate by about 50%, and … probably about a 25% increase in abnormal pap smears as well as cervical malignancies.”...
..Asked to comment on information recently leaked from a California hospital, Thorp characterized the uptick in fetal deaths — from under 6 per 1,000 in 2020 to more than 29 per 1,000 following the rollout of COVID-19 injections — as being “way way beyond” what the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention ordinarily would consider a safety signal...
​..​Cataloging significant increases in “miscarriage, fetal chromosomal abnormalities, fetal malformation, fetal cystic hygroma, fetal cardiac disorders, fetal arrhythmia, fetal cardiac arrest, fetal vascular mal-perfusion, fetal growth abnormalities, fetal abnormal surveillance, fetal placental thrombosis, low amniotic fluid, and fetal death/stillbirth” and also menstrual abnormalities, Thorp and co-authors called for a “worldwide moratorium on the use of COVID-19 vaccines in pregnancy.”
​  ​For children who survive, Thorp suggested they may suffer from lifelong “vaccine-induced acquired immune deficiency syndrome.”
​  In Scotland, meanwhile, the government ordered an investigation into the “spike in newborn baby deaths” in 2021 and 2022, an increase “larger than expected from chance alone.”

​Jessica Rose Ph.D.  ​What's going on with births down under in Australia?

Igor Chudov , Association Between Vaccines and EXCESS MORTALITY Getting Stronger
We can see that both vaccination rates (number of fully vaccinated people per 100), as well as booster doses administered per 100 persons, are VERY STRONGLY ASSOCIATED WITH EXCESS MORTALITY.​..
..During weeks 20-44, both vaccination and booster rates explain NEARLY HALF of excess mortality variation (49% for both). That’s a lot greater explanatory power!
​  ​This means that over time, the strength of the association between excess mortality and vaccination is INCREASING!

​Excess mortality jumps in young and healthy people correlate highly with COVID vaccines and boosters in Denmark, England and Wales.​
'Something Horrible Is Going On': The Longer They Ignore It, the More Criminal It Is

​Peter McGullough MD, SARS-CoV-2 Spike Protein Found in the Human Nucleus
In a recent paper by Sattar et al, in collaboration with the National Institutes of Health (NIH), it was discovered that both mRNA and Spike protein colocalized within the nucleus of human cells...
​..​Having both one of the most pathogenic and lethal proteins ever discovered found within the nucleus of human cells with its genetic code is a hair-raising discovery.  A prior paper by Singh and Singh demonstrated Spike protein models anticipate an interaction with tumor suppressor genes P53 and BRCA1.[ii]  Sattar now says this could indeed happen!  Thus, Spike protein is at the scene of a crime—oncogenesis or the failure of immune surveillance against nascent cancer cells.  Seneff et al have predicted that the Spike protein may be related to cell senescence and autophagy.[iii] This means more rapid aging of cells and then programmed cell death.

​  Paul Marik MD, whose early treatment protocols kept people out of hospitals, and saved their lives in hospitals, was forbidden to treat in his hospital, despite having twice the survival rate in his patients, then he was stripped of his professorship and medical privileges, for being politically-incorrect. 
​  "This system was effectively preventing me from treating my patients according to my best clinical judgement. …  As a clinician for the first time in my entire career, I could not be a doctor. I could not treat patients. I had seven Covid patients [he holds up his hands showing seven digits] including a 31-year-old woman. I was not allowed to treat these people. I had to stand by idly [he clenches and raises his fists with anguish and begins to weep]. I had to stand by idly, watching these people die."

  On the Russian army leaving Kherson, withdrawing to the side of the river they control, and blowing the bridges behind them. It's the opposite of what Hitler ordered the (completely doomed) German Army 6th Corps to do when the Russians were about to surround them outside Stalingrad.
​  ​In this way, the withdrawal from Kherson can be seen as a sort of anti-Stalingrad. Instead of political interference hamstringing the military, we have the military freed to make operational choices even at the cost of embarrassing the political figures. And this, ultimately, is the more intelligent - if optically humiliating - way to fight a war.

​Pepe Escobar, "Bamboo Diplomacy"​ ,  a whole lot is falling into place in Asia
​  ​In the current incandescent geopolitical juncture, China is definitely not interested in playing divide and rule in Southeast Asia. Chinese strategic planners seem to understand that ASEAN carries a lot of soft power smoothing the big power play across Southeast Asia, offering a platform for all to engage with each other.
​  ​No one seems to mistrust ASEAN. That also explains why the Southeast Asians have come up with an acronym fest that basically hails cooperation – from ASEM and ASEAN+3 to APEC.
​  ​So it’s enlightening to remember that “China is prepared to open itself to ASEAN countries,” as Xi himself said when he launched the Maritime Silk Road in Jakarta in 2013. “China is committed to greater connectivity with ASEAN countries” – and “China will propose the establishment of an Asian infrastructure investment bank that would give priority to ASEAN countries’ needs.”
​  ​The bilateral relationships between China and each of the 10 members of ASEAN may carry their own particular complications. But there seems to be a consensus that no bilateral will determine the future of China-Southeast Asian relations.
​  ​The discussions this week in Phnom Penh and next week in Bali and Bangkok suggest that Southeast Asia has ruled out either extreme: paying tribute or demonizing China.

​  ​If accepted, the new proposed BRICS members would create an entity with a GDP 30% larger than the United States, over 50% of the global population and in control of 60% of global gas reserves. 
​  ​The Russian Foreign Minister, Sergey Lavrov has stated that ‘over a dozen’ countries have formally applied to join the BRICS grouping following the groups decision to allow new members earlier this year. The BRICS currently includes Brazil, Russia, India, China and South Africa.​..
..Concerning a BRICS expansion, Lavrov stated that Algeria, Argentina, and Iran had all applied, while it is already known that Saudi Arabia, Türkiye, Egypt and Afghanistan are interested, along with Indonesia, which is expected to make a formal application to join at the upcoming G20 summit in Bali.
​  ​Other likely contenders for membership include Kazakhstan, Nicaragua, Nigeria, Senegal, Thailand and the United Arab Emirates.

​  Imran Khan is the first Pakistani populist-nationalist, immensely popular, after a long career as a sports star. He is filling a heroic-leader archetype, despite being shot in an assassination attempt. He seeks to take Pakistan on a truly independent national policy path.​ 
He was recently deposed as Prime Minister by a CIA political soft-coup. It's not working. They can still find a way to kill him, but he shows no fear of that.
Failed assassination of Imran Khan may push Pakistan’s US-backed coup regime to tipping point
​  ​First Washington supported a soft coup against Pakistan’s Prime Minister Imran Khan. Then the unelected regime banned his speeches, charged him with “terrorism,” and banned him from politics. Now a failed assassination attempt may be the straw that breaks the camel’s back.

​  Iran has developed hypersonic missiles which can maneuver in and outside of the earth's atmosphere.​

Invested In Life  (pictured recently with vegetables harvested and vegetable-spaghetti dinner)