Wednesday, January 31, 2024

Crime And Punishment

 Losing Innocence,


  Martin Jay, ICJ Ruling Should Be Seen for What It Is: Symbolic. But What Happens Next Is Critical   [We sent another modest donation to UNRWA]
All eyes now will be on Joe Biden to see what card he will play next after he has cut UNRWA aid – a despicable move which will haunt him until his dying days
​  For many, the ruling of the ICJ in the Hague was surreal as it swiftly delivered a judgement against Israel for its genocide in Gaza. Yet even though the interpretation from around the world was that the conclusion of the court was unequivocal, the only real way of judging the validity of both the court and its judgement is with its impact.​..
​..The Americans were quick to point out on the day of the ruling that the court did not rule that Israel carried out a genocide. And so, by definition, it didn’t.​..
..Israel clearly prepared the dossier and tortured its Palestinian prisoners to fabricate a story about UNRWA workers being complicit with the October 7th attacks in a confession signed in blood. Shamefully, this “evidence” which wouldn’t stand up in any court in the U.S. or UK, was all it took for Biden to go ahead with the plan, which leading commentators like George Galloway in the UK have already called an act of genocide in itself...

​  Secretary-General of Amnesty International Agn├Ęs Callamard warned that the "inhumane" decision would exacerbate the plight of two million refugees, noting that the organization serves as their sole lifeline.
​  In a statement published on Tuesday, Amnesty International urged donor countries to reconsider their decision to halt funds for the UN Relief and Works Agency (UNRWA), which took effect after "Israel" fabricated allegations about staffers collaborating with the resistance.

​  How New York urban bicyclist Cat McGuire helped guide the Chicago driver of a Palestinian video-billboard truck to the high visibility spots in the Big Apple for a week.
Riding Shotgun for Palestine,​  How I helped IF AMERICANS KNEW have a successful billboard truck campaign

​  ‘Operation Al-Aqsa Flood’ Day 117: Israel besieges Nasser Hospital for tenth consecutive day
Palestinians buried 100 bodies held by Israel in a mass grave in Rafah. Netanyahu says a truce and exchange deal won’t happen on his watch, while Israeli forces started flooding Gaza tunnels.

​  Executed in their sleep: How Israeli forces assassinated three Palestinians in a raid on a West Bank hospital
​  Basel, 19, was receiving treatment for a critical injury he sustained last October when an Israeli drone strike rendered him paraplegic, bound to a wheelchair. Accompanying him in the hospital were his older brother, Mohammed, 24, and their friend, Mohammed Jalamneh, 28. According to witnesses, in the early morning hours of Tuesday, January 30, the three young men were asleep in Basel’s hospital room when an undercover unit of Israeli special forces entered their room on the third floor of the hospital and executed them at point-blank range, with silenced firearms.
​  A dozen Israeli special forces disguised as Palestinian hospital workers and civilians – including soldiers dressed as veiled Palestinian women, one carrying a baby carrier and hospital workers, and another disguised as a patient in a wheelchair – infiltrated the Intensive Care Unit of the hospital, assaulting the on-duty nurse.

​  Iran Vows To Hit Back If US Strikes Target Its Soil; US Destroyer Comes Under Attack In Red Sea
​  Iran has signaled it is prepared to counterattack in response to any US strike on its soil or assets abroad... ​"Tehran will itself hit back at American assets in the Middle East, drawing the two sides into a direct conflict,"​ ...
​..Late Tuesday the Houthis directly targeted a US destroyer which has long been engaged in action there protecting commercial shipping:
​  An anti-ship cruise missile launched this week from Houthi-controlled territory in Yemen was targeting the Navy destroyer that shot it down, making it the second militant attack on a U.S. warship patrolling in the Red Sea in recent days.
​  At about 11:30 p.m. Tuesday, USS Gravely shot down one missile over the Red Sea, U.S. CENTCOM said in a statement Wednesday.
The USS Gravely did not suffer damage nor were there any casualties, while the Houthis took responsibility and vowed more attacks.

‘Take Back Our Border’ convoy continues onward to Texas
Convoy, otherwise known as 'God's Army,' is protesting border policies
Group says it wants to send message to lawmakers, Biden administration
Protest comes as standoff between Texas and federal government intensifies
..The convoy settled in Jacksonville, Florida, Monday night, welcomed by dozens of people waving American flags and a band singing the national anthem. About 18 trucks arrived in Florida, but they left with as many as 40, and they hope to continue to expand.
  After their meet-up in Denham Springs, Louisiana, the convoy will head to Dripping Springs, Texas, near Austin. Following a rally there, the group will divide, with some heading to Yuma, Arizona, and others to Quemado, Texas...
..Additionally, they seek to show support for Texas leadership, which they view as standing up to the federal government on border enforcement.

​Jim Kunstler, The Next Big Thing
​  So, now I will tell you where all this is actually going: “Joe Biden” will seize an excuse to declare a national emergency and subject the US to some manner of martial law.
The excuse could be an outbreak of violence in the quarrel between the states and the feds over the border. Or it could be a widening of the war in the Middle East, a direct confrontation with Iran that would draw in Russia and Turkey and kickoff World War Three, a war we would have an excellent shot at losing, considering our DEI-ravaged, over-vaxxed army, our obsolete naval carrier groups that can be sunk by hypersonic missiles, and our depleted reserves of armaments already fobbed off by Ukraine and, lately, given to Israel in the Gaza campaign to destroy Hamas. If such a war didn’t set off a world-ending exchange of nukes, it would at least collapse the economies of Europe and America and, with that, many governments, including possibly ours. And what role might all those recently-arrived illegal aliens play in such a fiasco? Any way you cut it, we’d be in for chaos and hardship.
​  Or, if we somehow avert major war, “Joe Biden” can try the national emergency ploy when the much-heralded (by the WHO) “Disease X” trots onstage. (And we must ask whether that will just be a delayed side-effect of the mRNA vaccine deaths?) Ultimately, the purpose of any national emergency at this moment in history, whatever prompts it, will be to suspend the 2024 elections

​  Removing their means to be European Farmers with cheap factory-meat imports, being brought into effect early, supranational-EU-wide... Thanks Wigs.
Perfect timing? Mercosur-EU free trade deal to begin, undercutting farmers
Mercosur was put on hold a handful of years back, and now comes into force right before the European elections with no public input,
"The Macronists have already voted for the Mercosur treaty and yet they are trying to make us believe that they are against it. How crazy is this?"

​  Europe Erupts In Widespread Farmer Protests As Revolt Against 'Green' Policies Intensifies​  [Farmers do whatever is necessary, whenever it's necessary. Kill them!]​  Farmers in France, Germany, the Netherlands, Poland, Belgium, Romania, and other countries across Europe are protesting radical leftist governments by obstructing major transport networks with tractors. This widespread populist movement is sweeping Europe at a time when over-regulation, taxes, and the climate change agenda threaten the livelihoods of not just farmers but working-class people and comes several months before the European election cycle kicks off in June.
​  Some countries hit hardest by protests have been Germany, Italy, Belgium, and France. Protests are expected to spread to Spain and Portugal...
​.."I'm so proud of you," Serge Bousquet-Cassagne, head of Lot-et-Garonne department's farmer's association, told protesters in the south of Paris.
Bousquet-Cassagne said:​  "You are fighting this battle because if we don't fight we die."

  ​The most popular Pakistani PM ever was ousted by a parliamentary no-confidence vote after a word from the Americans. Then he held the memo up in front of a crowd.
​  Ex-Pakistani PM Imran Khan sentenced to ten years in prison
Prosecutors have argued that the politician mishandled a classified cable sent to Islamabad by the country’s ambassador to the US
​  The charges relate to the so-called cipher, a classified cable sent to Islamabad by the Pakistani ambassador to Washington in 2022, shortly after the start of the Ukraine conflict. The document allegedly suggested that the US wanted to remove Khan over his neutrality regarding the hostilities.
​  The ex-Pakistani PM called the cipher case on Tuesday “false,” adding that it “is being completed in violation of constitutional requirements and legal regulations.” “This is not a trial but a fixed match outcome of which was predetermined,” he added.

​  US facing ‘death spiral’ of swelling debt – Nassim Taleb
​  “So long as you have Congress keep extending the debt limit and doing deals because they’re afraid of the consequences of doing the right thing, that’s the political structure of the political system, eventually you’re going to have a debt spiral,” Taleb said. “And a debt spiral is like a death spiral.”​  Earlier this week, US Treasury Secretary Janet Yellen said that the absolute level of US public debt looks like “a scary number.”...
..He called such vulnerability a feature of globalization, as problems in one region can ricochet around the world.​ When asked how the US “debt spiral” could play out, Taleb said, “we need something to come in from the outside, or maybe some kind of miracle,” adding that this makes him “kind of gloomy about the entire political system in the Western world.”

  ​Meryl Nass MD, "WHO pandemic treaty: “Torrent of fake news” has put negotiations at risk, says WHO chief"from the BMJ. Tedros is only speaking about the Treaty and not the IHRs​ (international health regulations). This is meant to make people think they are not at risk from the IHRs, which are even more dangerous than the Treaty.

​  Steve Kirsch,  No doubt about it: the COVID vaccines CAUSE dementia
There is NFW that you can have a 1,000X increase in event reports if the COVID vaccine isn't causing this. The CDC simply "forgot" to warn people about it.

​  We already know who gets to say something is such a low risk that it's not worth bothering with informed consent. I lost my Family Medicine Board Certification for giving actual informed-consent about COVID vaccine products in 2021.     FDA Makes It Official: Informed Consent Not Required for ‘Minimal Risk’ Studies
​  A ruling issued last week by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration — to implement a provision of the 21st Century Cures Act, signed into law in December 2016 — makes it legal for clinical researchers to conduct research on human subjects without obtaining informed consent when the research poses “no more than minimal risk.”

​  Sasha Latypova provides more information regarding consents.  Print-friendly and brief format with annotated references.
​  Memo Re EUA Countermeasures to send to your doctor, pharmacist, employer, school, sheriff, county commissioner and state lawmakers
Purpose: Clarify the legal status of EUA Medical Countermeasures (MCMs)

​  Landmark Covid vaccine injury win​ (Australia)
  In a decision handed down on 15 January 2024, the Tribunal determined that Daniel Shepherd’s employment was "a significant contributing cause" to his injury, which has since rendered him incapable of performing his role at work.
​  Shepherd got a Covid booster in February 2022 as a requirement for his ongoing employment with the DCP. The DCP admitted that Shepherd’s pericarditis had been caused by the booster, but denied responsibility for the injury, arguing that it did not arise from Shepherd’s employment, but from a lawful State Government Public Health Order (PHO), issued under the Emergency Management Act 2004 (EMA).
​  However, the Tribunal rejected the DCP’s argument, deciding that because the injury arose as a result of both the state-directed vaccination mandate and his employment, Mr Shepherd was entitled to workers compensation.

​  SARS2 Fingerprint Found In 2018 Proposal​ , Synthetic assembly method posited in 2022 paper found in DEFUSE draft.
​  The documents reveal for the first time that a virologist working with the Wuhan lab planned to engineer new spike proteins – in contrast with the collaboration’s public work to insert whole spike proteins into viral backbones. Language in the proposal indicates this work may have involved unpublished viruses, generating unpublished engineered spike proteins.
​  This American virologist, University of North Carolina Prof. Ralph Baric, was set to engineer twenty or more “chimeric” SARS-related viral spike proteins per year of the proposal, and two to five full-length engineered SARS-related viruses. Documents previously reported by U.S. Right to Know show that some of the experimentation could secretly occur in Wuhan at a lower biosafety level than specified in the grant, apparently to save costs.

​  Man Who Destroyed Satanic Shrine In Iowa Capitol Charged With 'Hate Crime'
Michael Cassidy, a Christian veteran who decapitated a Satanic shrine on display in the Iowa State Capitol building, has been charged with a ‘hate crime’.

​Living in Opposite-World (improved to regular-cold status, but still without pictures)

Tuesday, January 30, 2024

Analyzing Ecosystems

 Human Ecologists,


  MK Bhadrakumar ,  'Swarming' the US in West Asia, until it folds
The US is so deeply mired in an unwinnable battle from the Levant to the Persian Gulf that only its adversaries in China, Russia, and Iran 
can bail it out.
  While the Yemeni resistance movement Ansarallah is comparable to Hezbollah in certain respects, it is the audacious brand of defensive deterrence practiced by the Islamic Resistance of Iraq that is going to be highly consequential in the near term.
  Last week, citing sources in the State Department and Pentagon, Foreign Policy magazine wrote that the White House is no longer interested in continuing the US military mission in Syria. The White House later denied this information, but the report is gaining ground.
  The Turkish daily Hurriyet wrote on Friday that while Ankara is taking a cautious approach to media reports, it does see “a general striving” by Washington to exit not only Syria but the entire region of West Asia, as it senses that it has been dragged into a quagmire by Israel and Iran from the Red Sea to Pakistan...
..Much depends on any “threat of physical impact” on American forces present in Syria. The swift US military exit from Afghanistan took place with virtually no advance notice, in coordination with the Taliban. “In all likelihood, the same may happen in Iraq and Syria,” Lavrentiev said...
..The Islamic Resistance of Iraq has stepped up its attacks on US military bases and targets. In a ballistic missile attack on Ain al-Asad airbase in western Iraq a week ago, an unknown number of American troops sustained injuries, and the White House announced its first troop deaths on Sunday when three US servicemen were killed on the Syrian-Jordanian border in strikes earlier that day. This situation is untenable for President Joe Biden politically...
..Certainly, what gives impetus to all this is the announcement in Washington and Baghdad on Thursday that the US and Iraq have agreed to start talks on the future of American military presence in Iraq with the aim of setting a timetable for a phased withdrawal of troops...
..Pentagon commanders would be pinning hopes on protracted negotiations. The US is in a position to blackmail Iraq, which is obliged, per the one-sided agreement dictated by Washington during the occupation in 2003, to keep in the US banks all of Iraq’s oil export earnings. But in the final analysis, President Biden’s political considerations in the election year will be the clincher. And that will depend on the calibration by West Asia's resistance groups, and their ability to ‘swarm’ the US on multiple fronts until it caves...  T
..hat explains the Astana format meeting of Russia, Iran, and Turkiye on January 24-25 in Kazakhstan. The three countries are preparing for the endgame in Syria. Not coincidentally, in a phone call last Friday, Biden once again told Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu "to scale down the Israeli military operation in Gaza, stressing he is not in it for a year of war."...
..Their joint statement after the Astana format meeting in Kazakhstan is a remarkable document predicated almost entirely on an end to the US occupation of Syria. It indirectly urges Washington to give up its support of terrorist groups and their affiliates “operating under different names in various parts of Syria” as part of attempts to create new realities on the ground, including illegitimate self-rule initiatives under the pretext of ‘combating terrorism.’ It demands an end to the US’ illegal seizure and transfer of oil resources “that should belong to Syria,” the unilateral US sanctions, and so on...
..Simultaneously, at a meeting in Moscow on Wednesday between the Russian Security Council Secretary Nikolay Patrushev and Ali-Akbar Ahmadian, secretary of Iran’s Supreme National Security Council, the latter reportedly stressed that Iran-Russia cooperation in the fight against terrorism “must continue, particularly in Syria.”...
..Iran’s patience has run out over the US military presence in Syria and Iraq following the revival of ISIS with American support. Interestingly, Israel no longer abides by its “de-confliction” mechanism with Russia in Syria. Clearly, there is close US-Israeli cooperation in Syria and Iraq at the intelligence and operational level, which goes against Russian and Iranian interests...
..These developments are a vintage illustration of defensive deterrence. The Axis of Resistance turns out to be the principal instrument of peace for the issues of security that entangle the US and Iran. Clearly, there isn’t any method or any reasonable hope of convergence to this process, but, fortunately, the appearance of chaos in West Asia is deceiving. Beyond the distractions of partisan argument and diplomatic ritual, one can detect the outlines of a practical solution to the Syrian stalemate that addresses the inherent security interests of the US and Iran that are embedded within an outer ring of US-China concord over the situation in West Asia... The pullout of US troops opens the pathway to a Syrian settlement, which remains a top priority for Moscow and for Putin personally.

  So no decision yet, right? Quiet negotiations? 'Moment Of No Return' Imminent As Biden Has 'Decided' On Response, Says Iran Supplied Weapons Used In Attacks
  Biden said the White House sees Iran as responsible for supplying the weapons used in the drone strike on the Tower 22 base along the Jordan-Syria border, an attack which also saw over 40 American troops injured.
Admin officials have repeatedly asserted they do not seek wider war with Iran, even while direct accusations fly against Tehran, and there's talk of military 'options' and warlike threats go over the airwaves.

  Caitlin Johnstone,  Everything Israel Wants To Destroy Is Hamas
  UNRWA is Hamas. The hospitals are Hamas. The ambulances are Hamas. The journalists are Hamas. The schools are Hamas. South Africa is Hamas. People tweeting unfavorable things about Israel are Hamas. Basically everyone Israel and its supporters want killed is Hamas.
  Defunding UNRWA over a handful of alleged Hamas members who don’t even work there anymore makes no sense from a humanitarian perspective or a military perspective, but it makes a ton of sense from a genocidal perspective.
  Cutting off aid to the most aid-dependent population on earth would be a psychopathically monstrous act all by itself, even without having caused their extreme needfulness in the first place by backing a genocidal bombing campaign on a giant concentration camp full of children.
https://www.caitlinjohnst.one/p/everything-israel-wants-to-destroy

  Surplus Energy Economics , Normalising money and value 
  Why has the global economy become credit-addicted, and why has a post-capitalist kleptocracy replaced the market economy? Why is the much-vaunted transition to EVs decelerating, and why are the costs of renewable energy development rising? Can we really achieve nil-net-cost net zero, switching to more climate-friendly energy sources without becoming poorer in the process?
  The answers to these and many other questions lie in economics, but not, as we shall see, in the way that economic issues are customarily presented to the public, and debated by decision-makers in business and government...
..We can’t explain any of these trends by reference to money alone, but need to bring the material, and the laws of physics, into the equation...
..Effective interpretation of the economy requires the application of a concept wholly unknown in orthodox economics. This is the concept of two economies – a “real economy” of material products and services, and a parallel “financial economy” of money, transactions and credit...
..Having no intrinsic worth, money has value only in terms of the material products and services for which it can be exchanged (the concept of money as claim).
  By excluding the material, the economics orthodoxy manages to promise ‘infinite growth on a finite planet’, something which, in the words of Kenneth E. Boulding, co-founder of general systems theory, could only be believed by “a madman or an economist”...
..The biggest challenge of the SEEDS project has been to translate the substance of the material into the language of the monetary. The whole aim of the project has been to link the financial to the material. Stated at its simplest, the physical economy functions by using energy to convert raw materials into products and services...
..There are two distinct characteristics of the material economy which can guide us to effective interpretation. The first is that energy is never “free”, and the second is that the critical characteristic of energy is its density, something which can be likened, for convenience, to the power-to-weight equation as it affects the performance of vehicles...
..Transitioning to renewables may have environmental benefits – though even this claim needs to be treated with caution – but an economy powered by less energy-dense renewable energy must be smaller than an economy powered by more energy-dense oil, gas and coal...
..The environmental (as well as the supposed economic) merits of renewables need to be heavily qualified, because a system based on less dense energy needs a correspondingly larger physical supply infrastructure. This in turn means an expanded need for raw materials... Moreover, the accessing and processing of these raw materials increases the need for energy inputs. Indeed, the term “renewable” is questionable, because the only energy source capable of supplying everything from concrete and steel to copper, lithium and cobalt, in the quantities needed for transition, is legacy energy sourced from fossil fuels...
..Just like iron ore or arable land, environmental tolerance is a finite resource...
..Here’s an issue that we need to look fairly and squarely in the face. The dramatic growth in the size and complexity of the modern industrial economy is a direct consequence of harnessing the vast amounts of low-cost energy contained in the planet’s reserves of fossil fuels. Nothing like it had ever happened before.
  Its continuity is entirely dependent on the discovery of alternatives, and these must be at least as energy-dense as oil, gas and coal...
..[ECoE, energy cost of energy minimum] probably occurred in the quarter-century after 1945. The second is that the trend ECoE of fossil fuels was probably well below 1% at its lowest point. From 2% in 1980, and 4.2% in 2000, all-sources trend ECoE has already broken the 10% barrier, and is likely to reach 18% by 2040...
..As extreme disequilibrium emerges between the ‘two economies’, we cannot compel the material to conform to the financial, because the exchange value connection between them doesn’t operate in that direction...
..SEEDS analysis plots two distinct curves, globally, and for each of the 29 national economies covered by the model. The prosperity curve of the “real” economy, though material in character, is presented in monetary terms for the purposes of benchmarking and comparison with the “financial” curve...
..We can calculate that each dollar of reported “growth” between 2002 and 2022 was accompanied – and made possible – by a $3.20 increase in debt. Put another way, we had to borrow at an annual average rate of 11% of GDP to deliver annual average “growth” of 3.5% between those years...
..Just as rising ECoEs are driving down the supply and ex-cost economic value of energy, so the real costs of energy-intensive necessities are being pushed upwards. This can be expected to undercut returns on invested capital, such that capital investment decreases. As this happens, and as asset markets slump, the effect will be to expose enormous malinvestment. Calibrating the scope of this malinvestment, and determining where it has occurred, is perfectly feasible, but not in the compass of this article...
..The affordability of discretionary products and services will be subject to leveraged compression, a process already visible in economies worst exposed to the “cost of living crisis”.

  Charles Hugh Smith,   The Era of Easy Money Ruined Us
  The rot caused by easy money will only become fully visible when the hollowed out institutions start collapsing under the weight of incompetence, debt and hubris.
  Fifteen long years later, the damage cannot be undone because the entire status quo is now dependent on the easy-money bubble for its survival...
..The wealthiest few could buy income-producing assets on the cheap at carrying costs no ordinary investor could match. Since there was so much "free money" sloshing around for financial elites to tap, the demand for income-producing assets soared, pushing prices into the stratosphere. These enormous increases in valuation generated stupendous capital gains for the wealthiest few...
.."Nepo(tism) babies selected by accident of birth without any tempering in flames... cocooned in their own reality, disdainful of the unselected, coddled and hothoused, ignorant of history and, worst of all, supremely confident in the superiority of their own righteous abilities... because when you get first dibs on the free money there are no consequences you can't buy your way out of."

  Boeing’s nosedive: How greed ruined a great American company
What was once essentially a collective of engineers known for innovation and craftsmanship now operates in the interests of Wall Street
  After a few lonely, uncertain years, an aircraft was built that would shrink the world and usher in the glittering jet age. A few short years later, the company would embark on another hugely expensive gamble that paid off when it undertook to build the six-story-high, 225-foot-long Boeing 747.
  In 1957, when the 707 made its maiden flight, fewer than one in ten American adults had ever traveled in an airplane. By 1990, more adult Americans had flown than owned a car...
..For many decades, Boeing was a decidedly unpretentious, engineer-driven company with a culture emphasizing both dazzling innovation and the sober virtue of impeccable craftsmanship. It was a place where the top managers held patents and could talk shop with the floor workers...
..The singular event cited as marking the beginning of Boeing’s downfall was its 1997 merger with McDonnell Douglas, which put it on a collision course with a culture steeped in cost-cutting and financial performance. Somewhat perversely, although Boeing had acquired McDonnell, it was the latter that took over. McDonnell’s executives ended up running the company and its culture became ascendant. Scores of cut-throat managers battle-hardened in the company’s perform-or-die culture were brought in. A federal mediator once likened the partnership to “hunter killer assassins meeting boy scouts.”

  Another Fast & Furious Scandal? Mexico Demands Answers As Cartels Acquire US-Military Grade Weapons
  Mexico is furious and demands an investigation into how belt-fed machine guns, rocket launchers, and grenades are ending up in the hands of cartel members, the country's top diplomat said.

Celia Farber points out another potential trap. These patriots must already be aware. I think they are being strictly careful.  
New Greg Reese Video: Documentary Film Maker Who Penetrated "Pat-Con" Dark Agenda To Use False Flags To Criminalize US Patriots Warns Us NOT To Fall For The Texas Border Trap Which Is Their New Jan 6

Clayton Baker MD ,  Medicine Has Been Fully Militarized
  Among its many harsh lessons, Covid has taught us this: if you substitute Pfizer and Moderna for Raytheon and Lockheed Martin, and swap the NIH and CDC for the Pentagon, you get the same result. The “medical-industrial complex” is every bit as real as its military-industrial counterpart, and it is every bit as real a problem.
  As a physician, I am embarrassed to admit that until Covid, I possessed only an inkling that this was so – or more accurately, I knew it, but didn’t realize how bad it was, and I didn’t worry about it too much...
..At this writing, virtually all the major healthcare systems, specialty regulatory boards, specialty associations, and medical schools are standing at attention, still in lockstep with the received – and by now, clearly false – narrative. Their funding, after all, be it from Pharma or the Government, depends upon their obedience. Barring dramatic change, they will respond in the same fashion when orders come down from above in the future. Medicine has been fully militarized.
..In his farewell address, Eisenhower said something else that I believe is most prescient here. He described that a military-industrial complex fostered “a recurring temptation to feel that some spectacular and costly action could become the miraculous solution to all current difficulties.”
https://brownstone.org/articles/medicine-has-been-fully-militarized/

  Sasha Latypova gives some clear history of the CIA, potentially the largest criminal organization in the world, and joined at the hips to MI-6 and Mossad.
The Largest Intelligence Agency That Goes Largely UnnoticedGuest post by a secret agent

Secret Agent Man , Johnny Rivers

Gilbert Doctorow:  Speech for a now cancelled ‘Holocaust in Latvia’ program in the European Parliament
  The event was cancelled today by order of the President of the European Parliament in the context of charges just leveled against Zdanoka of being a Russian spy. I expect to learn more about these charges tomorrow, but ahead of the specifics I can say that anyone following Zdanoka’s long-time activities on behalf of her electorate in Riga and her open and brave criticism of Moscow’s policy failings till now with respect to the Russian-speaking population of Latvia would know at once the utter falsehood of such accusations.
  Over the past decade, I have been honored to be an invitee each year to the various panel discussions that Zdanoka arranged in the premises of the European Parliament, including Russia-EU Forums that attracted the participation of prestigious Americans including Ray McGovern and Ambassador Jack Matlock...
..My intention as speaker at this event was to break taboos about who is and who is not a neo-fascist among the political elites in Europe. In fact, I wanted to go beyond the designation ‘neo-fascist’ to the more emotive but more accurate term ‘neo-Nazi.’ Neo-fascism is a Europe-wide phenomenon today if by the term we mean viciously enforced state censorship, utter conformism in political thinking and utter intolerance for heterodox views.  Neo-Nazism is more violent and its emergence is more concentrated. geographically than neo-fascism...
..My thesis in this speech is that the neo-Nazism rising in the Baltic States and Ukraine is enabled by the revisionist politics of the Federal Republic of Germany in the new millennium...
..The reunification of Germany after the fall of the Wall gave it that much more population and economic heft, leaving France far behind.  And in the 2000s, France lost its way politically. The pitiful fool Hollande was installed by the Americans after they destroyed the presidential candidacy of the intellectually very strong but morally weak Dominique Strauss-Kahn...
..Unfortunately for us all, the new self-confident Germany has too many bad habits from the Germany that brought about WWII, beginning with rabid Russophobia. This is the common legacy of all the main parties:  CDU, Social Democrats, Greens, Free Democrats. From my own personal experience with the European Parliament, I understood that it was precisely the German Greens, through their spokespersons like Rebecca Harms, who were the fiercest enemies of normal relations with the big neighbor to the East.  The mindset of German Foreign Minister Annalena Baerbock is nothing new to the Greens...
..It is in this context that we have to view Germany’s years-long coddling of the Baltic States with their never-ending recommendations of anti-Russian measures and provocations...
..I think of the meeting that Scholz had with Putin a couple of weeks before the outbreak of the Special Military Operation. When Putin raised the issue of neo-Nazism in Ukraine, Scholz laughed in his face.
  Here and there in Eastern Europe, in Ukraine, in the Baltic States monuments to the Soviet liberators of these countries from occupation by Nazi Germany are systematically removed or destroyed...  The literal rewriting of history comes elsewhere, from the mouth of none other than President of the European Commission Ursula von der Leyen when in her speech this past weekend dedicated to the liberation of prisoners from the Auschwitz concentration camp, she said it was done by ‘Allied Forces.’ ...  Von der Leyen’s intent was to deny that the Red Army was the liberator...
..The greatest sin of the CDU, Social Democrats, Free Democrats and Greens is to deny the outcome of WWII out of sheer hatred for Russia, those barbarians to the East who out-produced and outfought their forebears at a cost of 26 million Russian deaths in 1941-45...
..I found a remark by Vladimir Solovyov in his talk show of last night to be worthy of repetition. Solovyov does not throw bouquets to the USA often or willingly, but last night he reminded his audience that America is probably the freest nation in the Collective West, while Europe sinks into dictatorship and authoritarianism...
..I close this speech with a recommendation to guide the ‘fight against the resurgence of neo-fascism’: this fight can gain traction only if we speak openly about who is enabling these truly anti-democratic developments, and that puts Germany under the microscope.

  The Role of the Forest Holobiont in Earth's Climate: Another Talk by Anastassia Makarieva, Ugo Bardi
  I had several comments on the interview that Anastassia Makarieva gave for a film produced by the New England Forest Group. One was that, lacking images, the presentation was not so easy to understand. So, here is the talk she gave at the International Conference on Basic Science for Sustainability in Belgrade, on Sep 22, 2022. This one is longer and clearer, recommended if you want to understand the mechanisms that make the biotic pump work.
  The biotic pump is part of an innovative and important interpretation of the current climate situation. Anastassia is proposing that the warming of the atmosphere may be caused not just by the accumulated CO2, but by a radiative forcing of the same order of magnitude generated by deforestation. Earth's forests are giant holobionts coupled and embedded in the even larger holobiont that's the whole ecosystem. It is not surprising that they strongly affect climate, and not just by the conventional factors, albedo and carbon sequestration. There is much more than that...
..If it turns out to be true (and I think it might well be), it means that a significant fraction of what we have been doing to mitigate global warming may well have worsened the situation. For instance proposing "biofuels" obtained from wood means damaging the forests, and that damages climate.
​  But there is much more in this concept: it is a complete revolution in the way we see Earth's climate system. Forests not only cool the atmosphere, but also stabilize the climate. This means not only that we need more forests, but that some ideas such as carbon sequestration and geoengineering could do a lot of damage if not coupled with reforestation.​ ​ [It's Old Growth Forests that do the climate work with Mother Gaia.]

​Proud Holobiont (currently supporting some kind of flu-virus, so no fresh image today)

Monday, January 29, 2024

Can't Get Out

 Promised Too Much,


  Alastair Crooke looks at how the Israeli government has boxed itself into a situation where the Jewish population supports and demands overwhelming revenge against Palestinians, not only in Gaza, but in the West Bank of the Jordan river, and in southern Lebanon. This is problematic because Israeli forces have failed to accomplish this, or make convincing progress,  in the urban fighting situation, against highly motivated Hamas fighters on their home turf.
  Israeli politicians need some "decisive-victory, which they cannot accomplish without US involvement. They talk about "cutting the head off the snake" (Iran), but this is not possible, due to vast stockpiles of Iranian missiles of all kinds, able to take out Israeli cities, bases, and American bases and ships.
  They may try to wage unlimited war against Hezbollah, but would need the US to do the heavy-lifting, which would be against US interests, and cause loss of munitions, ships, planes and prestige. "Joe Biden" has always "backed Israel" and described himself as a "Zionist".  There seems to be no-way-out for the apartheid Zionist state". At what point would they employ nuclear weapons far and wide (Samson Option)?
 How would the Samson Option be gently walked down, as Likud cannot lose face at home, clear out armed Israeli settlers, and give the Palestinian people all of their mandated, lands, declared to be theirs in 1967? 
  How many Israelis would have to decide to leave for that to be feasible. It appears to be completely necessary.
  Many opine that there is no hope for a 2 state-solution. If that is the case, then the historical Ottoman Empire laws of religious tolerance would need to be applied and enforced.
The Tragic Self-Destruction of an Enraged Israel

​  John Helmer presents the scenario that US air defense systems, already supplied to Ukraine last year, may be functionally compromised, as they are not working well in Ukraine any more. The Russians may have shared working details of the systems with Iran, Yemen and other regional "Resistance" partners.
This would allow the drone attack within Jordan, which systems should have prevented. (Centcom knows where the drones originiated, but "is still investigating")
  THE TOWER-22 STRIKE IN JORDAN TRIGGERS US, ISRAEL INTO ALL-FRONT WAR – THE ARABS AND IRAN ARE READY, THE RUSSIANS TOO
The details of the T​ower-22 attack, and Iran’s reinforcement at the Strait of Hormuz, reveal that the Arabs and the Iranians are ready and waiting. The Russians too.

​  The drone attack on the US troop base known as Tower-22, in the northeastern corner of Jordan, caught the US forces, reportedly reservists, asleep. The base reportedly holds 350 Army and Air Force personnel.   At least three have been confirmed killed; eight have been evacuated with life threatening injuries, according to US Central Command (CENTCOM); about three dozen have been counted as  wounded.​..
..While there has been no announcement from the Russian Defense Ministry of a successful hit against C-RAM in Kiev, military sources believe Russia’s General Staff have acquired the technical capability to neutralize the American system, allowing drones through to hit their ground targets, including the C-RAM mounted truck unit.

​  Pentagon Offers Unusual Reason Why Anti-Air Defenses Failed At Jordan Border Base
  The U.S. failed to stop a deadly attack on an American military outpost in Jordan because the enemy drone approached its target at the same time a U.S. drone was also returning to base, U.S. officials said Monday.​..
​..The return of the U.S. drone led to some confusion over whether the incoming drone was friend or foe, officials have concluded so far.
The enemy drone was launched from Iraq by a militia backed by Tehran, U.S. officials said. The outpost, Tower 22, sits in Jordan, hard on the borders of Iraq and Syria.
​  In total three US service members died and at least 34 were injured, with eight of these having been medically evacuated to a hospital in Germany."​,,,
​.."We don’t want a wider war with Iran, we don’t want a wider war in the region, but we gotta to do what we gotta to do," National security (NSC) spokesman John Kirby said Monday. "We certainly know Iran is backing these groups … we are taking it very seriously."

​Former US intelligence analyst, Ray McGovern, gives the attack on US troops in Jordan a 50:50% chance of being an Israeli or Israeli-linked false-flag attack to get the US into the war in a big way   Who benefits? Who has pulled this before? (Lloyd Austin, for one, it turns out.)   Ray McGovern: Israeli False Flag Killing US Troops?

Defense Secretary Lloyd Austin returns to work at the Pentagon after cancer surgery complications​ 
(pictures, apparently)

​  Israeli Ministers Attend ‘Return to Gaza Conference’, Speak in Support of Resettlement​   [Doubling-down as usual. This time appears to be different.]
A video of ministers Itamar Ben Gvir and Bezalel Smotrich dancing at the conference could be used as evidence in future ICJ hearings, rights lawyer says​.

​  Public outrage and massive pushback has ensued after in a Monday interview White House press secretary Karine Jean-Pierre asserted that the three US troops killed by the drone strike in Jordan had died "fighting on behalf of the administration" rather than America.
​  "Our deepest, obviously our deepest condolences go out, and our heartfelt condolences go out to the families who lost, uh, three, three brave, uh, three brave, uh, three brave, three folks who are military folks, who are brave, who are always fighting, who are fighting on behalf of, uh, this administration..."​   ("Men", perhaps?)

​  Mess In The West: 'Army Of God' Convoy Heads To US Border While EU Farmers Block Cities​  (I read 77% of Americans support legal border controls0

​  We had RFK Jr. denying rumors that he would take the #2 spot to Trump, but it sure would protect Trump's health, as opposed to somebody like Nikki Haley.
Trump wanted RFK Jr as running mate – NY Post​ , The former president’s “preliminary overtures” were rebuffed by Kennedy, the report says

​  Watch: Globalists Know They’re ‘Extremely Unpopular’ — But That Won’t Keep Them From Seeking ‘Total Control’ Over Global Population
(Must Have Emergency Powers​ before financial markets crash for good!)
​  According to Tim Hinchliffe, editor of The Sociable, the World Economic Forum’s “rebuilding trust” theme for last week’s annual meeting was just a cover for the globalists’ real goal: to install a “total control system” using digital ID and central bank digital currencies, under the aegis of global governance.

​  House GOP reveals articles of impeachment against Homeland Security Secretary Alejandro Mayorkas
The first article alleges Mayorkas participated in a "willful and systemic refusal to comply with the law."

​Charles Hugh Smith   Our Tax System Is an Unfair Mess: Here's How to Fix  (It It would be easier if the $US were re-valued at 50%. That might happen as a result..)
Make the U.S. attractive to labor and capital with low rates and a simple, fair tax system and the populace and economy will benefit.
​  Discussing an alternative system of taxation that is fairer and simpler helps establish two important things: one, it reveals how far we've drifted from fairness, and two, it provides a template for a future reformist government to follow.
​  The reason why fairness in taxation matters is institutionalized unfairness rots society from the inside, and the social order and economy eventually collapse. Unfair taxes have two negative consequences: they accelerate the decay generated by unfairness, and they concentrate wealth in the top levels of wealth and power, exacerbating wealth/income inequality which also hollows out the nation from within.
​  Reforming taxation can't fix all our problems, but it can reduce the negative consequences of institutionalized unfairness and soaring wealth/power inequality.

​Steve Kirsch ,  Evidence supporting >100,000 excess US deaths from the COVID vaccine in 3 months
My interview with German data scientist Fabian Spieker on what the US data shows. He makes the case for over 100,000 excess deaths in just 3 months time.

​  MMR Vaccine Debate Heats Up as Media Claim ‘Vaccine Hesitancy’ to Blame for Recent Outbreaks​   "Same as it ever was..."
As major news outlets linked reports of measles cases in the U.S. and U.K. to declining vaccine rates, experts told The Defender that case numbers in the U.S. have been extremely low for decades and the very minor variations in vaccination rates do not make a difference.

​  Dr. Mark Trozzi’s Licence Stripped for “Misinformation” & Criticizing CPSO Policy on Jan 25, 2024​  (Factual evidence from medical experts did not impress the court.)
​  DR. TROZZI TO APPEAL AFTER COLLEGE REVOKES HIS LICENCE
​ The Ontario Physicians and Surgeons Discipline Tribunal issued a penalty decision today revoking Dr. Mark’s Trozzi‘s medical licence after ruling in October that he had committed acts of professional misconduct by spreading misinformation about Covid-19 science and making statements critical of Covid-19 public health policies and recommendations.

​Independent Analyst (pictured yesterday when I wasn't sick with "the flu")


Sunday, January 28, 2024

Not First In Line

Reluctant Adopters

  I'm lifting this essay from my reply to a comment, because it seems timely:

​  Thanks for laying out this argument that some of the owners-of-the-human-herd might be intellectually advanced. I agree, and you don't see it expounded much.
There are difficulties and paradoxes confronting elites as they try to manage the complexities of Industrial​-Economy with Apex-Predation-Ecosystem-Management.
​  Social Darwinism seemed so obvious and logical 100 -150 years ago, but there were complications in practice, such as what "Long Term Reproductive Fitness" might ACTUALLY mean over 100 years of suddenly changing ecosystems. It means different things in growth than it does in contraction-shocks and austere periods.
​  Elites do want to take Kissinger's counsel and "control the food to control the people". There are layers ​of control and ​a few escape hatches​ for the foresightful​Globalist elites won't control ​well-prepared Mormons nearly as soon as they will control people who only eat fast food, for instance.
​  Like you, I think the​ global elites are ​fairly-ok with that form of culling. People who are controlled on a short-provision-leash ​led by little screens will be rapidly culled, even unintentionally culled by foreseeable breakdowns in mass communications, ​as may arise from war and Carrington events.​ Some of th​is group will choose to be ​various kinds of soldiers or gang members, with high attrition rates.
​  Most people everywhere try to stay towards the middle of the herd and don't think outside of that or prepare for periods without public utilities.
​  I am ​personally screwed without gas and water, though I can get by without electricity. I have the intention to repair a fiberglass water tank to collect roof runoff. There is not a reliable underground water source to tap around Yoakum.​  Cooking and heating fuel is so important, yet invisible due to its ubiquity. I have no wood stove and also no wood.
​  The ​original European settlers here all used cisterns, or lived near a river.​ Th​e early settlers here got by on hunting wild game and growing potatoes for a decade or so, while getting farms established. They were already farmers, fleeing the mid 19th century wars in Germany and Bohemia (Czech​ia).
​  Growing up farming prepares one to be a farmer. You can't, I'm told, become a farmer otherwise, because the work is too much, relentless, critically timed, fails sometimes, and barely supports survival. City and town people can't even understand that, let alone pull it off for a ​year. I only have an intellectual comprehension, and insights from vegetable gardening. I did live on my grandfather's cattle ranch from 13 to 15 years of age. I see the picture, but I am not a farmer or rancher. 
​  Farmers and ranchers are controlled and bled by bankers, of course. ​However, bankers can't make​ any fresh farmers​ or ranchers.​ How will elites get farmers and ranchers to have big families again? Can they in the west, or do they need to keep importing farmers and ranchers from the countries whose farms/ranches they are destroying with commercial agribusiness? There are only so many grown-up-farm-kids in the word to strip-mine. 
​  Bill Gates wants robot-farming as far as the eye can see. Robots don't have big families. It's a dead end, but it suits his purposes...
​  "Bloodline families" and Chinese rulers take a longer view down the centuries. Chinese rulers have strip-mined their traditional farmers in our lifetimes, though not completely...
​  Trying to steer people into using less oil because of climate-change didn't work out, but it did encourage certain research. I have to suspect the battery ​buildout is more to serve D.U.M.B.s​, Making electric vehicles just got ​batteries up to that kind of production scale. There are a lot of things that seem like wasteful diversions of limited fuel resources, if one does not ​consider their potential ​secret applications.
​  Falling for the lie that it is to save-the-planet-through-consumerism may get you culled, even driving a Tesla.
​  The elites are setting up survival hoops for herd-members to jump through, w​hich may favor competent independent​ly-thinking​ and acting​ groups. (Hi again, Mormons!)
​  The elites have a big blind spot, thinking they are "fit". The bloodlines and Chinese elites may have a better perspective than Mr. Gates does. They will ​eventually sacrifice him, or just wait for him to die, which will be soon enough. (Will Son-of-Soros carry down the lineage?)
​  I personally think that the earth may throw in magnetic-polar-shift-with-solar-micronova at some moment before 2050, though I'm far less certain about the 90 degree rotational axis shift, which may happen sometimes, but not every 12,000 year cycle.​  https://www.youtube.com/playlist?list=PLHSoxioQtwZcVcFC85TxEEiirgfXwhfsw
​  Again, there are different factions amongst elites, with different "interests", long term perspectives, and revenue streams. ​I presume that they will eventually start ​killing competing elite factions again, once the herds are shrinking.

​  Chris Hedges: It May be Genocide, But it Won’t Be Stopped
​  The International Court of Justice (ICJ) refused to implement the most crucial demand made by South African jurists: “the State of Israel shall immediately suspend its military operations in and against Gaza.” But at the same time, it delivered a devastating blow to the foundational myth of Israel. Israel, which paints itself as eternally persecuted, has been credibly accused of committing genocide against Palestinians in Gaza. Palestinians are the victims, not the perpetrators, of the “crime of crimes.”
..The ICJ ordered Israel to take six provisional measures to prevent acts of genocide, measures that will be very difficult if not impossible to fulfill if Israel continues its saturation bombing of Gaza and wholesale targeting of vital infrastructure.
​  The court called on Israel “to prevent and punish the direct and public incitement to commit genocide.” It demanded Israel “take immediate and effective measures to enable the provision of urgently needed basic services and humanitarian assistance.” It ordered Israel to protect Palestinian civilians. It called on Israel to protect the some 50,000 women giving birth in Gaza. It ordered Israel to take “effective measures to prevent the destruction and ensure the preservation of evidence related to allegations of acts within the scope of Article II and Article III of the Convention on the Prevention and Punishment of the Crime of Genocide against members of the Palestinian group in the Gaza Strip.”
​  The court ordered Israel to “take all measures within its power” to prevent the crimes which amount to genocide such as “killing, causing serious bodily and mental harm, inflicting on the group conditions of life calculated to bring about its physical destruction in whole or in part, and imposing measures intended to prevent births within the group.”
​  Israel was ordered to report back in one month to explain what it had done to implement the provisional measures...
..It is clear from the ruling that the court is fully aware of the magnitude of Israel’s crimes. This makes the decision not to call for the immediate suspension of Israeli military activity in and against Gaza all the more distressing.  
​  But the court did deliver a devastating blow to the mystique Israel has used since its founding to carry out its settler colonial project against the indigenous inhabitants of historic Palestine. It made the word genocide, when applied to Israel, credible.

  ​Gilbert Doctorow ,  Interview on Iran’s Press TV discussing the brouhaha over several UNRWA employees’ involvement in the Hamas attacks of 7 October​ 
  In a discussion of these developments with Iran’s Press TV earlier today, I was given the opportunity to identify the attention being given to this scandal as intentional distraction away from the real news of the day which continues to be the genocidal activities of Israel in Gaza, with another 165 civilians reportedly murdered yesterday.

​  British Oil Tanker On Fire For Several Hours After Houthi Attack​  ​[The Yemenis appear to be using missiles without explosive warheads to target commercial vessels.]
​  The Indian Navy led by the INS Visakhapatnam was among the first rescue team to respond to the stricken Marlin Luanda after it was hit by a missile fired by the Houthis. It was reportedly on fire for a lengthy amount of time, by some accounts over six hours, before the blaze was extinguished by the Indian Navy.

​  Not delivering oil to Israel, I presume.  Saudi Tankers Given Passage Through Red Sea By Houthis, Alongside Russia & China

  This has finally happened. Get the US troops out.  Iran-Backed Groups Kill Three US Troops In Jordan
​  An overnight drone attack on a US military outpost in northeast Jordan has killed three American troops and left 25 more injured, according to breaking reports Sunday morning.
​  The outpost, called Tower 22, is located very close to the Syrian border, and the casualty rate is so high as soldiers were reportedly sleeping in tents when the drone struck. By all accounts thus far, the drone appears to have come from Syrian territory.
​  "President Joe Biden​" issued a statement announced the attack on Americans, saying that "radical Iran-backed militant groups" in Syria and Iraq were behind it.
"While we are still gathering the facts of this attack, we know it was carried out by radical Iran-backed militant groups operating in Syria and Iraq," Biden said. "Have no doubt - we will hold all those responsible to account at a time and in a manner our choosing."

​  Ya don't Say?   US Think Tanks: Cost of Biden's Attacks on Houthis May Exceed That of Red Sea Trade Disruption

​  Independent presidential candidate Robert F. Kennedy Jr. on Thursday backed Texas in its ongoing battle with the federal government over border authority, criticizing the Biden administration for its handling of the U.S. southern border.
​  “Texas is right. Biden’s failure to secure the border leaves states no choice but to take matters into their own hands,” Kennedy wrote in a post on X, formerly known as Twitter. “As President, I will end this humanitarian crisis once and for all. I will secure the border and destroy the business model of the drug cartels. A country without borders is not a country at all.”

​  Must-ignore-illegal-orders...  Border Patrol Says Agents Will Not Remove Texas Razor Wire Barriers
​   A high ranking CBP official told the network that their relationship with the Guard is “strong”.
​  “While this issue plays out in the courts, the relationship between Border Patrol, Texas DPS [Department of Public Safety], & TMD [Texas Military Dept.] remains strong,” the official said, adding “Our focus is and will always be the mission of protecting this country and its people.”
  “On the ground, we continue to work alongside these valuable partners in that endeavor,” the official continued, adding “Bottom line: Border Patrol has no plans to remove infrastructure (c-wire) placed by Texas along the border.”
​  “Our posture remains the same. If we need to access an area for emergency response, we will do so. When that happens, we will coordinate with Texas DPS & TMD,” the official further declared.

​  Obviously losing and may not even know it.  Biden Blackmail Intensifies: Won't Shut Border Until Congress Coughs Up Ukraine, Israel Funds
​  As Republican governors circle the wagon around Texas, President Biden on Saturday doubled down on a reluctant agreement to secure the southern US border - but only if if Congress passes a bipartisan bill that would also allocate funds for Ukraine, Israel and Taiwan, and would still allow as many as 150,000 illegal crossings per month.
​  "If that bill were the law today I'd shut down the border right now and fix it quickly and bring a bipartisan bill that would be good for America and help fix our broken immigration system and allow speedy access for those who deserve to be here," Biden said.

​  Von der Leyen will have to make concessions to open negotiations.She is ruining farmers.  EU commission chief hopes for ‘consensus’ with protesting farmers
The European Union must overcome the “polarization” stemming from agricultural disputes, Ursula von der Leyen has said

​  Charles Hugh Smith comes to a conclusion that can also be reached through many other logical approaches. Too much "rent" is being bled from the real-economy.
​  There is a generational war underway in the U.S., and to date the young generations have lost and the senior generations have won. In numerous posts over the past 15 years, I have endeavored to compare apples-to-apples to show that the generations that came of age in the 1960s through the 1990s could afford to own a house and raise a family with moderate incomes. This is no longer the case.
​  Apologists for the status quo disagree, of course, but they are unable to contest an accurate apples-to-apples comparison of the purchasing power of an hour of labor then and now...
..Fortunately, there's an obvious answer staring us in the face: Tax the Casino, by which I mean institute a transaction tax on every transaction of buying, selling or transferring by any means any asset or financial instrument of any nature.
​  Okay, so the screaming and weeping and gnashing of teeth is even louder now, but after the rational mind once again becomes available for dialog, we can note that a 2% transaction fee on a $1,000 stock purchase is $20. Those who were trading stocks in the 1980s recall that buying $1,000 of stock in a brokerage account cost $54 or more in commission and fees.​  
(People might actually take-​physical-ownership of stock certificates again​. Oops, No Rehypothecation!   :-)

​  CJ Hopkins , The Verdict
​  So, my show trial for thoughtcrimes in criminal court in New Normal Germany went pretty well. I was acquitted. Technically, it isn’t all over, because the prosecutor has a week to appeal the decision, but, given the circumstances, I doubt he will. He made a total fool of himself in front of a large audience yesterday. I can’t imagine that he will want to do that again.
​  I’ll write about my day in court in detail once I’ve slept for week. I’m exhausted. This Kafkaesque mockery of justice has been going for eight months now, and it has been rather stressful.


​  The Silent Epidemic Eating Away Americans' Minds
​  Billy would frequently lie and cheat when playing board games or participating in team activities and have full-blown meltdowns when he lost. His friends, who had been with him since kindergarten, began losing patience. His parents recognized that something had to be done.
​  So Billy’s parents brought him to Dr. Victoria Dunckley, a pediatric psychiatrist specializing in screen use.
​  After a four-week “screen fast” prescribed by Dr. Dunckley, which eliminated all TVs, phones, and video games, Billy’s problems miraculously cleared up. His parents were so pleased that they decided to maintain the fast.
​  Six months passed, and Billy’s friends were no longer avoiding him, and his sportsmanship had improved markedly. Billy decided to run for class president and delivered a speech, something that would have previously terrified him.​..
​..The initial link between screen time and poor mental health was spotted through generational studies by Jean Twenge, who has a doctorate in psychology and is a professor of psychology at San Diego State University.
​  “I got used to changes that would grow slowly and steadily over time,“ but then after 2010, ”I started to see some changes that were much more sudden—I had really never seen anything like it,”​. 
Between 2005 and 2012, the change in rates of depressive episodes in teens aged 12 to 17 barely exceeded 1 percent. However, between 2012 and 2017, there was an almost 4 percent increase.​..
​..In 2008, psychotherapist Tom Kersting, who worked as a school counselor for 25 years, saw a rise in attention-deficit/hyperactivity disorder (ADHD) diagnoses in children over age 8.​ ADHD tends to be detected in early childhood after a child starts school. However, he has witnessed increasingly delayed diagnoses in teenagers and adults...
​..“It’s not just the amount of time spent in the cyber world,” Mr. Kersting told The Epoch Times, “but also what they missed out on: outside play and social learning.”

​Completely real and true...  SARS2 was patented by Ralph Baric in 2018 , But the story is much bigger than a UNC patent, since it also included an NIH patent

  Meryl Nass MD ,  The globalists didn't wait for the WHO members to approve their global biosecurity agenda next May, but have been putting it in place for several years at your expense. See what they are up to.
​  They even have a substack for sharing information. Why not seek to monetize biological warfare agents? It's no more bizarre than monetizing carbon credits. Although it is more dangerous.

​More from Dr. Nass, about a newly elected "populist firebrand", Slovak Prime Minister wants to reveal the truth about Covid, vaccine damage and the Pfizer deal!

​  COVID-19 mRNA Vaccines: Lessons Learned from the Registrational Trials and Global Vaccination Campaign
M. Nathaniel Mead • Stephanie Seneff • Russ Wolfinger • Jessica Rose • Kris Denhaerynck • Steve Kirsch • Peter A. McCullough
​..The risk-benefit imbalance substantiated by the evidence to date contraindicates further booster injections and suggests that, at a minimum, the mRNA injections should be removed from the childhood immunization program until proper safety and toxicological studies are conducted. Federal agency approval of the COVID-19 mRNA vaccines on a blanket-coverage population-wide basis had no support from an honest assessment of all relevant registrational data and commensurate consideration of risks versus benefits. Given the extensive, well-documented SAEs and unacceptably high harm-to-reward ratio, we urge governments to endorse a global moratorium on the modified mRNA products until all relevant questions pertaining to causality, residual DNA, and aberrant protein production are answered.

​  Meryl Nass MD ,  Do they really want to make animals equal to people? Decoded, One Health wants to lower the status of humans.  [I'll be a feedlot pig!]
What did the Lancet say last January about One Health? That non-human animals are of equal concern as humans.

  ​Meryl Nass MD, Tedros Talks with forked Tongue. Here's the evidence.
Let's look at a few things he told Agence France Press and The Guardian. What does the draft treaty really say?
​..The powers behind the WHO throne knew they could only win if they could outsmart us. And they had the ability to pay for the world’s finest sociopathic lawyers. They had to sneak the bad stuff past us.
​  One way of doing that is to deny it exists.
Another is to misrepresent what their proposed documents show.
​  Yet another method is to include contradictory passages in the treaty, and refer back to one claim, without revealing that the opposite claim is also embedded in the treaty.
Another method runs through everything the WHO does. Financial guru Max Keiser coined the perfect term for this: Complexification.

​  Dachas or Lessons on 'Keeping the Country, Country'​ , Or Why It's Better to Have 30 Friends Than a Bunker Full of 30 Years' Worth of Food.​  Thanks Charles.
​  In times of crisis, a small, tightly-knit community garden offers security and resilience far surpassing that of an isolated bunker. This principle holds true not only in times of adversity but also in periods of economic growth or political stability. The value of these diminutive garden plots extends well beyond their physical dimensions, providing joy, fostering connections, each action a contribution to a unity and possible hopeful blueprint for something larger and local. These local efforts also highlight the contemporary over-dependence on complex technological systems while advocating and modeling a simpler, more self-sufficient ways of living.

​Tending the Garden (pictured tending the garden)