Merry Christmas to All

I plan to write a new post in a few days. For now, I will just leave an open thread.

I hope everyone has happy holidays of whatever type you celebrate. This is a good time to be with family and friends.

About Gail Tverberg

My name is Gail Tverberg. I am an actuary interested in finite world issues - oil depletion, natural gas depletion, water shortages, and climate change. Oil limits look very different from what most expect, with high prices leading to recession, and low prices leading to financial problems for oil producers and for oil exporting countries. We are really dealing with a physics problem that affects many parts of the economy at once, including wages and the financial system. I try to look at the overall problem.
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3,944 Responses to Merry Christmas to All

  1. Fast Eddy says:

    George Orwell writes:

    “As far as the mass of the people go, the extraordinary swings of opinion which occur nowadays, the emotions which can be turned on and off like a tap, are the result of newspaper and radio hypnosis.”

    https://margaretannaalice.substack.com/p/a-primer-for-the-propagandized

    https://www.audible.com/pd/We-Wish-to-Inform-You-That-Tomorrow-We-Will-Be-Killed-with-Our-Families-Audiobook/1529028671?ref=a_typ_c1_lProduct_0_1&pf_rd_p=9161e73b-1da4-4835-9d0a-6e130501757a&pf_rd_r=PNBAFQX5P6AFBVDTJK50

  2. Lastcall says:

    Sometimes the planets just line up.

    Had the best laugh today as we merged into the traffic on a hot, tarseal melting summer day in NZ. As chance would have it we ended up behind a Tesla 3 with a couple of soyboy wpkesters’ in it.

    The number plate was diamond; RIP OIL

    I am sure they could see/hear us laughing as we took some photos to share about.

    About 2 minutes earlier we had seen another Tesla 3 with the plate YAY4EV.

    Gotta laugh.

  3. Fast Eddy says:

  4. Minority of One says:

    Interesting review of the economic situation in Turkey – very bleak.

    TURKEY ON BRINK OF COLLAPSE – NO FOREX RESERVES, Inflation & Energy Prices UP 100%+, Lira DOWN 40% (16 min)

    • Sounds worrying!

    • a brilliant, educational video about what happens to a nation run by a fantasist

      also what happens when a nation runs out of the necessary energy to support itself. (where said fantasist remains in a state of denial)

      This will not be exclusive to Turkey—I’ve been banging on about it for years now, as energy tanks, it will crash different nations in different ways at different rates and times.

      >>>>>If a nation does not produce sufficient indigenous energy to support the needs of its people, it must beg buy borrow or steal it from somewhere else, or sink back to the median level that it can support<<<<<<(NP)

      With inflation heading into double and treble figures, I imagine covidramas are not figuring high on the Turkish people's list of priorities right now

  5. Student says:

    In case someone wants to be update on the sad stories about Italy:
    it has just been approved the mandatory vaccine for anyone above 50 who don’t work and mandatory super green pass for those who work (which is substantially the same thing for over 50, but in Italy we like to make things a little comic).
    Actually when you read the article please remind that ‘super green pass’ for work means that one needs to be vaccinated or recovered from Covid otherwise one cannot work.

    https://www.ilparagone.it/attualita/draghi-ha-deciso-obblighi-vaccinali-e-pass-per-parrucchieri-e-negozi-il-folle-decreto/

  6. MG says:

    When we look at the Köppen–Geiger climt classification system, we can see that the centres of the current civilization are located in the light green areas:

    https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/K%C3%B6ppen_climate_classification

    https://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/commons/thumb/d/d5/K%C3%B6ppen-Geiger_Climate_Classification_Map.png/825px-K%C3%B6ppen-Geiger_Climate_Classification_Map.png

    The clmt chng can of these areas (dark green) can be seen here:

    http://koeppen-geiger.vu-wien.ac.at/

    http://koeppen-geiger.vu-wien.ac.at/pics/1976-2100-A1FI.gif

    • I am not sure I understand all of these maps. It looks to me as if Atlanta, Georgia and Florida are in a light green area of the USA. Quite a bit of France and England are in the light green area, as is a big piece of China and the East Coast of Australia.

      • MG says:

        The Cfb clmt seems to represent the areas which are currently the most suitable areas for the development of the human civilization.

  7. Fast Eddy says:

    In the 1970s movie, Midnight Express, the protagonist/minor drug offender, Billy Hayes, finds himself in a series of squalid, brutal Turkish prisons. In a chilling scene, Hayes is stuck in a dark, windowless room with other prisoners who parade silently and listlessly in a tight circle all day. One of the marchers, an admitted child rapist, approaches Hayes and, while circling, begins to speak in a British accent. He tries to persuade Hayes to accept his fate and to march passively among the catatonic shufflers. Hayes’s self-appointed counselor assures Hayes that all of the circle walkers, including the counselor himself, are appropriately imprisoned because they’re “bad machines.” Then, he condescendingly assures Hayes that “You’re (Hayes) “a bad machine, too, like the rest of us. You just don’t know it yet.”

    I’ve felt like Hayes for parts of the past twenty months: living among fear stricken, agoraphobic, masked and “vaxxed” up conformists whom Fauci, the Media and Democrat politicians have both spooked and pacified via endless lies and fearmongering. This would be sad, though tolerable if the cowering herd allowed the well-adjusted to live as we wished. But by requiring universal lockdowns, masks and vaxxes, the Covid Asylum crew, and their political sponsors, have wreaked vast, irremediable, psychological, social and economic damage, especially upon the young.

    https://markoshinskie8de.substack.com/p/mocking-coronamania

  8. Fast Eddy says:

    hahahaha..

    Steghorn214 hr ago
    I left my last job when they appointed a transvestite as a – take a deep breath – “wellness counselor”. I complained and word got round. I was asked to grovel or leave. I wrote a stinking letter them and left. That was a while ago and I’ve since heard that the whole place is even more of a lunatic asylum. Mental illness can be as contagious as physical illness.

  9. Fast Eddy says:

    … as you are a barometer for MOREONISM

  10. Fast Eddy says:

    the eternal anxiety of the thoughtless mind

    clinging to crisis as though your identity depended upon it

    brains are breaking right now. you can hear the shrieks and sputtering and smell the burning wires.

    that’s what cognitive dissonance does because it is first and foremost a defense mechanism.

    if you hold a view with sufficient strength and commitment, especially if this is a view you have woven into your identify and proudly promulgated to others, hectoring and posing and portraying it as virtue, letting go is no mean feat.

    the dogma has become you and you have become reliant upon it for support and structure. those who mutter in their madness the same phrases over and over as they rock back and forth upon the ground are not trying to convince you.

    they are trying to convince themselves.

    they will bend fact and ignore plain reality to protect the fictions upon which they have predicated their lives and legends.

    they will distort and disavow anything they must to keep this piece of personal ego intact and safe from challenge it cannot, in fair contest, withstand.

    this goes treble for those who have learned to embrace the heretofore maladaptive and societally maligned anxiousness and neuroses that have been so in vogue these last two years yet seem to be slipping once more out of fashion.

    it is how they wind up muttering mantras such as these and seeking support groups of likeminded lamentation.

    it’s getting ugly out there.

    more https://boriquagato.substack.com/p/the-eternal-anxiety-of-the-thoughtless

    Every CovIDIOT I know remains a CovIDIOT… none have lost the faith over omicron… they continue to believe.. EXACTLY what the MSM tells them to believe

  11. davidinamonthorayearoradecade says:

    https://www.msn.com/en-us/music/news/jessie-d-founding-member-of-force-mds-dead-at-58/ar-AASt35O?ocid=msedgntp

    58!

    “It’s unclear if the artist born Jessie Lee Daniels passed away at the time of the announcement or on a prior date, and no cause of death has yet to be revealed.”

    so please understand, “no cause of death” doesn’t necessarily mean VAXICIDE!

    please.

  12. davidinamonthorayearoradecade says:

    https://www.msn.com/en-us/entertainment/news/snowdrop-actress-kim-mi-soo-dead-at-29/ar-AASsQbG?ocid=msedgntp

    29!

    “The bereaved are deep in their sorrow at the sudden sadness. Please refrain from reporting false rumors or speculation so that the family can mourn in peace.” Further details surrounding Kim’s cause of death have not been confirmed.”

    so please everybody, do not speculate that it was VAXICIDE!

    please.

  13. Yoshua says:

    Kazakhstan seems to get interesting with protests, riots and looting. The president calls them foreign trained terrorist. Russia and Belarus are sending troops to Kazakhstan to restore order.

    I don’t know what the situation is in Kazakhstan. The people didn’t seem to like the end of subsidized energy prices and pay market oriented prices. The poverty among the people was too much to burden?

    Maybe Russia should just stay out this time? Maybe Kremlin fears something similar would then happen in Russia?

  14. Fast Eddy says:

    Scientists at the IHU Mediterranee Infection in Marseille, France, have announced the discovery of a new variant of SARS-CoV-2, which they say has more mutations than Omicron and may be more resistant to vaccines.

    Here’s what we know so far of this new COVID-19 variant:

    • Researchers say that it contains 46 mutations – even more than Omicron – which makes it more resistant to vaccines and infectious.
    • Some 12 cases have been spotted so far near Marseille, with the first linked to travel to the African country Cameroon.
    • Tests show the strain carries the N501Y mutation – first seen on the Alpha variant – that experts believe can make it more transmissible
    • According to the scientists, it also carries the E484K mutation, which could mean that the IHU variant will be more resistant to vaccines.
    • It is yet to be spotted in other countries or labelled a variant under investigation by the World Health Organisation.

    The variant was discovered on December 9th, so we might have expected it to have spread a bit further and faster by now if it is going to make a big impact – Omicron, by comparison, was already on its way to world domination by this point. So this may be just one of many non-event variants.

    https://www.firstpost.com/health/france-detects-new-covid-19-variant-ihu-more-infectious-than-omicron-all-we-know-about-it-10256521.html

    https://www.medrxiv.org/content/10.1101/2021.12.24.21268174v1

  15. Herbie Ficklestein says:

    It’s better better all the time, it can’t get no worse…oh, yes it CaN

    Pfizer and BioNTech are teaming up to develop a new shingles vaccine with the same mRNA technology used to develop their COVID-19 shots, the companies announced on Wednesday.

    The companies plan to develop a vaccine using Pfizer’s antigen technology and BioNTech’s mRNA technology to further prevent the disease that effects 1 in 3 Americans. The vaccine’s clinical trials are expected to launch in the second half of 2022.

    The collaboration will mark the third time Pfizer and BioNTech work together on an mRNA-based vaccine, following the widely used COVID-19 series and an influenza vaccine project started in 2018.

    Shingles vaccines already exist, but the companies will strive to create a vaccine that has “better tolerability” and is easier to develop worldwide.

    Pfizer agreed to pay BioNTech $225 million, including an equity investment of $150 million, with the option for BioNTech to receive future regulatory and sales milestone payments reaching up to $200 million.

    BioNTech will send $25 million to Pfizer for its antigen technology.

    Under the companies’ agreement, Pfizer has the rights to commercialize the vaccine globally, except for in Germany, Turkey and other specific developing countries.

    From The hill.com

  16. Rodster says:

    “Tomorrowland Has Fallen!” by JMG

    https://www.ecosophia.net/tomorrowland-has-fallen/

    • Fast Eddy says:

      I reject his conclusion though…. he fails to explain how we tame the fuel ponds

      • nikoB says:

        Teams of unvaxxed will move the fuel to dump into permanent water bodies. Not ideal but it will stop the greater devastation. I would think as it will not catch fire.

        • davidinamonthorayearoradecade says:

          could be.

          surely the use of slaves will increase in the future, and they may be tasked with dumping the fuel into oceans.

          yes not ideal but if the oceans are so overfished then that’s a bit of a win-win.

        • Fast Eddy says:

          Move to where? Using what to move them?

          • nikoB says:

            Desperate times will create desperate measures.
            Who knows, not really something to worry about as we can not control the situation. I think it is most likely that a fair number of the pools will catch fire but no point thinking about it when I have more immediate issues like my government trying to be a massive prick (in)to me.

            • davidinamonthorayearoradecade says:

              spot on.

              the fuel is dumped into oceans, or some of it burns.

              no worry.

              it’s the perpetual unfolding beauty of the universe.

      • I agree. The conclusion is not supported by resources available relative to our current population.

        JMG does make some good observations otherwise. One place he says,

        From the economy to Afghanistan, from education to (ahem) public health, if you compare the statements of qualified experts to the facts on the ground, the experts generally end up looking like idiots. It doesn’t help that members of the managerial class are inevitably sheltered from the consequences of their mistakes, no matter how disastrously wrong those are or how many people get hurt as a result. That’s why nowadays, when experts make a claim, a very large number of people take the opposite view on principle. Worse still, those who do this and ignore the experts very often turn out to be right.

        The current approach seems to be to make models of every situation, and base decisions on those models. Those models are often 100% wrong, so the experts conclusions are also wrong.

    • davidinamonthorayearoradecade says:

      JMG:

      “The point I want to stress here is that the grim Brutalist future to which people were expected to conform was never more than a mirage, and attempts to revive it in new forms—I’m thinking here especially of the Stalinist absurdity of Klaus Schwab’s “Great Reset”—carry all the conviction of the proverbial three-dollar bill. It’s not just that the resources needed to prop up that sort of system no longer exist, though of course that’s true, or that a good many of the core technologies that would be needed to make it function either don’t work or aren’t cost-effective enough to bother with, though this is also true.

      Even more important is the fact that the social consensus needed to make it happen doesn’t exist.”

      nice comment about KS.

      no Great Reset… not now, not ever.

  17. Yoshua says:

    Bossche has been right about everything so far…now he’s saying that the unvaccinated should get infected…if you’re healthy…

    https://mobile.twitter.com/DavidLWindt/status/1478781087212003329

    • Xabier says:

      He is correct, no doubt.

      I am duly exposing myself in public places whenever the opportunity presents itself and breathing deeply.

      Rather absurd but sinister figures appeared in the supermarket today, with hi-viz vests reading ‘Keep Distance: 2m’ and a helpful graphic. They seemed to have no other function other than to look ridiculous. Maybe other functions will be revealed later……

      But this IS funny: the security guards are real bottom of the barrel scrappings, almost like drug addicts, furtive and sickly, and do not wear masks. or just stick them under their chins.

      It’s all a farce – until you end up in a camp.

      • Lidia17 says:

        “I am duly exposing myself in public places whenever the opportunity presents itself and breathing deeply.”

        Ah, so *that’s* what Joe Biden is up to…

  18. Yoshua says:

    No one knows the long term effects of infection or vaccination

    The virus might have a 1% mortality rate…but 10% end up with LongCovid
    Mostly the old die…and the immune compromised get LongCovid?

    I don’t recommend anyone to get infected…I just can’t avoid it when I work in a restaurant

    • Hubbs says:

      The other problem with choosing to getting infected is you’ll still be double crossed,. “Proof” of having been infected, by any of the tests like the PCR or antigen titers, will be ignored in a Fauci flurry of distortion and disinformation, boiling down to a de facto rejection of natural immunity. Unless you get injected, you are not “safe” -as if the globalists really care. They only care about your obedience and submission.

      I regretted intially not getting the PCR test to confirm I had contarcted COVID over a year ago., but now realize that such proof will be meaningless. Meanwhile, my daughter who also contracted COVID with me and got tested then with a positive PCR, is attending NC State, and contiues to have to submit to weekly screenings- all of which are negative.

      At this point, I am more concerned about NOT getting re exposed to COVID or any of its variations than I am having to wear those silly masks or having to isolate- which I avoid doing at all costs, except when I had to go to the post office this week. I would rather get the continued immuity challenges wherever and whenever possible.

      • Wet My Beak says:

        Why would you attend what is supposed to be a higher educational institution if the faculty members are so dumb they can’t work out how stupid their covid requirements are?

        Seems a waste of time and money to me.

  19. MG says:

    An antibiotic fights dementia:

    Combination of rifampicin and resveratrol helps stop dementia, finds study

    https://www.news-medical.net/news/20211229/Combination-of-rifampicin-and-resveratrol-helps-stop-dementia-finds-study.aspx

  20. Yoshua says:

    Saudi Arabia will probably let other members try to fill the quota

    Saudi oil rig count is down by 50%

    https://mobile.twitter.com/chigrl/status/1477755878602428418

    • Ed says:

      Wow!

    • That is a big reduction in rig counts! World oil supplies look like they are headed down rather than up. Coal is generally down as well. Natural gas may be increasing a little, but not by enough to meet the needs of all of the countries using natural gas for balancing.

  21. JonF says:

    Hi Gail,

    So….your “….End Times?” article has drew criticism from a small number of individuals….who cannot tolerate a few biblical references….

    Below, I repost a comment made by Robert Firth to you back in December 2019, because I think he sums up…very succinctly…..what is great about your work:

    ” Gail, my thanks also for telling the truth as you see it. And yet more: for being willing to admit uncertainty, and honestly entertain doubt. The world has more than enough zealots and fearful simplifiers; it badly needs one who can say “we do not know; let us be humble, and look deeper”.”

    Amen to that!

  22. CTG says:

    With all that is happening around the world. So surreal. Dont you think it is like a video game?

  23. Michael Le Merchant says:

    OPEC+ Continues To Struggle To Produce As Much As Quotas Allow

    The OPEC+ group continues to deliver lower supply increases than the monthly production quotas, according to the alliance’s estimates of compliance with the November crude oil output quotas.

    In November 2021, the members of the OPEC+ agreement complied with the production cuts at 117 percent, Amena Bakr, Deputy Bureau Chief and Chief Opec Correspondent at Energy Intelligence, reported on Tuesday, quoting delegates at the ongoing monthly OPEC+ meeting.

    The high conformity level with the cuts—over 100 percent—suggests that OPEC+ is actually producing lower volumes overall than the collective quotas.
    https://oilprice.com/Energy/Crude-Oil/OPEC-Continues-To-Struggle-To-Produce-As-Much-As-Quotas-Allow.html

  24. Yoshua says:

    There are two types of Omicron…B.1 & B.2

    I think I was reinfected…sore throat and fever…four days of mild symptoms

    I’m double vaxxed now! Hopefully?

    • Dennis L. says:

      Thanks for the information. It would be very helpful to know what the real risks of the vaccine are compared to the real risks of the disease; that does not seem to be part of the narrative.

      Dennis L.

      • Xabier says:

        Dr Yeadon and colleagues estimate the vax is 5x more dangerous at your age, rising to 50x or more for children.

        And that, of course, is without proper early intervention when infected, and without later ‘treatment ‘ with Remdesivir and ventilators……

        As a killer, in itself, even for so-called high risk groups, the virus was a damp squib.

    • Jarle says:

      “I think I was reinfected…sore throat and fever…four days of mild symptoms”

      How do you know it wasn’t any odd cold or flu?

      • Jeremy says:

        Yes Jarle, In all the thousands of years of human history, how many billions(trillions?) of cases of sore throat, fever, and mild symptoms have occurred without obsessing over them?

      • Fast Eddy says:

        Definitely not the flu because the flu no longer exists

  25. Michael Le Merchant says:

    Tony Blair starting to look like one of the Orcs from Lord of the Rings
    https://assets.change.org/photos/0/aj/ua/cyAjUakbvkScmiz-800×450-noPad.jpg?1640994973

  26. Zblade says:

    COVAIDS is the most incredible scam that has ever existed.

    Society has been permanently altered forever due to this.

    I thought 9/11 was bad but this is even more of a magic trick.

    Congratulations to the TPTB, well done.

  27. Herbie Ficklestein says:

    Fossil Fuels
    30-Year Oil Industry Veteran Horrified By Millions Of Uncapped Oil Wells, Dedicated To Sealing Them
    ByJohnna Crider
    Published 1 day ago ‌
    It’s not news that the oil and gas industry has left millions of abandoned wells all across America and is placing the responsibility of closing those open wells on American taxpayers. Despite receiving billions in government subsidies every year, the fossil fuel industry simply doesn’t care about our planet, the people on it, or how the industry negatively harms the environment. There may be good people working in the industry, but the industry itself couldn’t care less about anything but profits.

    The Problem: Abandoned Oil Wells
    The problem is that when an oil company is finished pumping oil from an oil well, they abandon the well. Also known as orphaned wells, they contribute to the release of toxic chemicals into the environment. As ABC News reported in 2021, some of these wells release methane.
    watching this well literally just spew brine water into my water table, and then I have to go home at night, and I’m sweaty and tired and smelly, and I get in the shower, and I turn on the shower and I look at it, and I think, is this shower going to kill me?”

    There are millions of these orphan wells all across the US.

    “They need to be capped because it’s just simply the right thing to do. I don’t care where you live on the climate spectrum whether you’re a climate crusader or a climate denier. It’s just the right thing to do.”

    Remember seeing a comic strip that had two CEOs at a desk, one saying to the other..

    There are “Ethics” and there are “Business Ethics”

    Betcha the vast majority will be untouched or looked at on a form.
    https://cleantechnica.com/2022/01/03/30-year-oil-industry-veteran-horrified-by-millions-of-uncapped-oil-wells-dedicated-to-sealing-them/amp/

    Another fine mess we will leave on the planet…
    The Energy Skeptic .com has a new post on the toxic spew that BAU humans are dumping killing ourselves and the ecosystems we rely on to exist.

    • Hubbs says:

      I read from http://www.srsroccoreport.com (paywall) that the oil industry is saving up to 40% per well if they finish drilling uncompleted wells (DUC), but at the current rate of DUC completion, the real crunch begins- unless a dancing-in-step decline of the world economy. It will be fascinating, if not alarming, to see how this whole energy rollercoaster pans out, but for now seems to be riding off the COVID dynamics (as planned by the Globalists?)

      If COVID peaks, and what happens when there is a whiff of a promise of an economic recovery which paradoxically slams the economy into an even more violent energy withdrawal when it becomes apparent that there is simply not enough cost-effective energy to jump start the world economy?

      And I still ask the court jester- fool’s question- if there is nothing being produced, if there is nothing but a pile of useless paper currency with nothing to buy anyway, then what is the point in discussing whether we have hyperinflation, inflation, or deflation? It all becomes moot. Back to barter, localized communities, and maybe, after several false starts, re-emergence of a new hard asset backed currency? I think this has been the case for a few thousand years. Got silver anyone?

      • Herbie Ficklestein says:

        Thanks, Yes, I follow Steve DeAngelo report on YouTube and he makes a lot of good articles. I agree that PM will be a part of the currency reset, so to speak. Unfortunately, the power down the heat ladder as Randy Udall liked to say will be a steep fall. Maybe initially, Silver and gold will be of some use if you are lucky. I’m fortunate, looking now at 64 and really can’t worry too much about the future, other than watching how it all unfolds.
        Surprised we were able to hold it this long without some worldwide conflict. Those nucs are too tempting no to use when you got nothing to lose.
        Yep, HApPY NEW yEaR everyone..enjoy it while it lasts.

      • Artleads says:

        Agreed. So there should be nothing much to lose from me coming up with off-the-wall hypotheses:

        1) There is embedded energy in all built structures.

        2) If the developer-driven impulse to dismantle this “energy” can be diverted to better things, the accumulation and potential of the resulting concentration of embedded energy could result in over all increase in net energy.

        3) Other forms of energy can be added to embedded energy to increase the store of net energy: potential energy, organizational energy, spiritual energy, etc. (If a critical mass of people apply concerted effort to the same thing, then previously unconcentrated energy becomes concentrated and therefore more useful.

        3) To secure the training and the workforce to preserve everything, building-related education must switch from new construction to maintaining and augmenting and marketing existing structures.

        4) A blanket preservationist economic and cultural system must of necessity be part of the national education system. But such a system’s management would best be focused at the town and parish levels.

        5) Mass preservation of the cultural landscape can accommodate some orthodox restoration, depending on time and energy resources. (In fact,you need to preserve or restore the diversity of social and cultural built forms to allow for the strategic assembling of coherent histories-through-forms.)

        Thanks for reading.

    • Xabier says:

      The former Editor of The Guardian took a similar view on ethics:

      ‘The line we take in our editorials is not the way we run this company’,

      I do like blatant hypocrisy, quite refreshing.

    • Fast Eddy says:

      Somehow… this doesn’t concern me…. (CEP)

    • I keep saying that prices have been too low for oil producers for a long time, at least since 2012. Oil companies pay high taxes, compared to most companies, when all of the different types of taxes they are paying are added together. This is a major way that they transfer their “surplus energy” to the rest of the economy. The companies getting the big subsidies are the companies providing renewables. The subsidy of going first is a huge, huge subsidy.

      If we expected oil companies to pay for capping wells, we should have put bigger up front changes in for this purpose. Trying to collect funds, after the the fact, simply doesn’t work. Of course, governments will not really hold onto this money either. They will spend it on whatever crisis of the day that there is.

      So I am not convinced that prepayment for capping of wells is even possible, just as caring for all of the spent fuel pools cannot be funding in the advance for nuclear. The “real” economy is “pay as you go.” Investments can only be funded out of today’s recourses, including surplus energy.

  28. Mirror on the wall says:

    The new theory is that Celtic spread ‘from the centre’, ie. from France out to other places in central and western Europe. The new Patterson et al. 2021 paper argues for a gradual migration from France into Britain during the middle to late Bronze that contributed ~50% of the ancestry of Iron Age Britain, and that may have been the vector of the spread of Celtic to Britain.

    The Sims-Williams 2020 paper, An Alternative to ‘Celtic from the East’ and ‘Celtic from the West’, is available here: https://www.cambridge.org/core/journals/cambridge-archaeological-journal/article/an-alternative-to-celtic-from-the-east-and-celtic-from-the-west/4F186F087DD3BE66D535102484F8E8C3

    > Abstract. This article discusses a problem in integrating archaeology and philology. For most of the twentieth century, archaeologists associated the spread of the Celtic languages with the supposed westward spread of the ‘eastern Hallstatt culture’ in the first millennium BC. More recently, some have discarded ‘Celtic from the East’ in favour of ‘Celtic from the West’, according to which Celtic was a much older lingua franca which evolved from a hypothetical Neolithic Proto-Indo-European language in the Atlantic zone and then spread eastwards in the third millennium BC. This article (1) criticizes the assumptions and misinterpretations of classical texts and onomastics that led to ‘Celtic from the East’ in the first place; (2) notes the unreliability of the linguistic evidence for ‘Celtic from the West’, namely (i) ‘glottochronology’ (which assumes that languages change at a steady rate), (ii) misunderstood place-name distribution maps and (iii) the undeciphered inscriptions in southwest Iberia; and (3) proposes that Celtic radiating from France during the first millennium BC would be a more economical explanation of the known facts.

    This NYT article ties the two together.

    https://www.nytimes.com/2021/12/22/science/archaeology-britain-migration-dna-reich.html

    > 3,000 Years Ago, Britain Got Half Its Genes From … France?

    …. Since languages “typically spread through movements of people,” Dr. Reich said, the wave of migration was a plausible vector for the diffusion of early Celtic dialects into Britain. “Everybody agrees that Celtic branched off from the old Indo-European mother tongue as it spread westward,” said Patrick Sims-Williams, emeritus professor of Celtic studies at Aberystwyth University. “But they have been arguing for years about when and where that branching took place.”

    For most of the 20th century, the standard theory, “Celtic from the East,” held that the language started around Austria and southern Germany sometime around 750 B.C. and was taken north and west by Iron Age warriors. An alternative theory, “Celtic from the West,” saw Celtic speakers fanning out from the Atlantic seaboard of Europe, perhaps arising in the Iberian Peninsula or farther north, and settling in Britain by as long ago as 2,500 B.C.

    In 2020, Dr. Sims-Williams published a third theory, “Celtic from the Centre,” in the Cambridge Archaeological Journal. His premise was that the Celtic language originated in the general area of France in the Bronze Age, before 1,000 B.C., and then spread across the English Channel to Britain in the Late Bronze Age and Early Iron Age.

    “What is exciting for me is that Dr. Reich and his team, using genetic evidence, have reached a compatible conclusion,” Dr. Sims-Williams said. “Their earliest DNA evidence is from Kent, still the easiest place to cross from France.”

    Dr. Sims-Williams hypothesizes that Celtic speakers transmitted their language northward and westward from Kent, in southeastern England, until Celtic was spoken in most of Britain, and newer languages reached its shores with later migrations: Latin with the Romans, English with the Anglo-Saxons, Norse with the Vikings and French with the Normans. The big remaining question is: “Did Celtic reach Ireland via Britain or direct from the continent?” Dr. Sims-Williams said.

    • Mirror on the wall says:

      Sims-Williams 2020 continues…

      > …. A simpler hypothesis: Celtic from the centre

      A more economical view of the origin of the Celtic languages, consonant with the historical and linguistic evidence, might run as follows (cf. Sims-Williams Reference Sims-Williams2017a, 432–5).

      Celtic presumably emerged as a distinct Indo-European dialect around the second millennium bc, probably somewhere in Gaul (Gallia/Keltikê), whence it spread in various directions and at various speeds in the first millennium bc, gradually supplanting other languages, including Indo-European ones—Lusitanian and ‘Eastern Alpine Indo-European’ are candidates—and non-Indo-European ones—candidates are Raetic, Aquitanian/Proto-Basque, ‘Iberian’, ‘Tartessian’ and Pictish (Rodway Reference Rodway2020; Sims-Williams Reference Sims-Williams2012b, 431); and presumably there were dozens more languages about which we know nothing, especially in northern Europe.

      The reasons for suggesting Gaul (perhaps including part of Cisalpine Gaul) are: (i) it is central, obviating the need to suppose that Celtic was spoken over a vast area for a very long time yet somehow avoided major dialectal splits (cf. Sims-Williams Reference Sims-Williams2017a, 434); (ii) it keeps Celtic fairly close to Italy, which suits the view that Italic and Celtic were in some way linked in the second millennium (Schrijver Reference Schrijver, Koch and Cunliffe2016). During the first millennium bc, Celtic spread into eastern Iberia (probably well before the time of Herodotus and Herodorus), into northern Italy (as first evidenced by the Lepontic inscriptions in the sixth century: Stifter Reference Stifter, Amann, Corsten, Mitthof and Taeuber2019), into Britain, and perhaps already into Ireland (though Ireland is undocumented), and also towards the east, eventually reaching Galatia in Turkey in the third century bc (as documented in Greek sources).

      The Celts who took their language with them may often have adopted the material culture of the territories where they settled, thereby becoming archaeologically indistinguishable. At least latterly, some large-scale folk movements were involved, judging by the classical sources, but Celtic may also have spread incrementally and unspectacularly, following the model proposed by Robb (Reference Robb1991, as discussed by Sims-Williams Reference Sims-Williams2012b, 436; cf. Mallory Reference Mallory, Koch and Cunliffe2016; Wodtko Reference Wodtko, Koch and Cunliffe2013, 193–204). Since Celtic may well have been moving into areas with patchworks of minor languages—5000 speakers being the median for languages worldwide (Nettle Reference Nettle1999, 113)—quite a low number of Celtic speakers could be enough to effect a language shift. For example, if only 10 per cent of people in Britain spoke Celtic but the rest of the population spoke a dozen other languages, Celtic might have the advantage, especially when reinforced by the language of the adjacent part of the Continent.

      Finally, in the latter part of the first millennium bc, Celtic may still have been expanding and consolidating in many areas, both east and west, before it was overtaken by the expansion of the Roman Empire.

      ‘Celtic from the Centre’ may lack the time-depth and exotic locations that appeal to romantics, but the economical hypothesis sketched above is realistic and fits the known facts. According to Caesar, central France was occupied by the Galli (Gauls), who called themselves Celtae in their own language (Gallic War 1.1), and according to Livy it was the homeland of the Gauls who migrated to Italy (see Figure 1). It is an obvious place for Celtic ethnogenesis. That said, it must be admitted that while the most economical hypothesis is often the best available option, it is never necessarily correct. Even the above hypothesis entails a gap of perhaps a millennium between the hypothetical emergence of the Celtic language and its first attestation in the Lepontic inscriptions of the sixth century bc. Currently we have no direct linguistic evidence about what occurred during that gap.

    • until 8k years ago, the uk was just a peninsula of the European land mass, so all interchanges were just a matter of walking

      After that the English /Irish channels just got wider over time Simple boats were available so connections would not be lost—only stretched.

      Languages develop as people-distance-time increases,
      Where I live dialects are different 10 miles away in any direction. 500 years ago its doubtful if i would be able to understand the ‘English” of my own region

      No reason to think that wasn’t always so

      • Mirror on the wall says:

        The occasion and the mechanism of the shift to Celtic in Britain during the late Bronze Age (assuming that one happened then) may be more historically specific than that.

        The Patterson paper talks of ‘peaceful migration’ and of ‘merchants’, which makes LBA Britain sound like a mix between a hippy commune and laissez faire capitalism. It seems likely that what we would now call ‘slavery’ was important to BA societies in Europe. There is plenty of material evidence from Iron Age Britain of iron implements associated with slavery, like chain gangs. If so, then slavery is not an economic form that was first introduced into northern Europe from the Mediterranean during the classical period as was formerly proposed.

        The genetic and archaeological evidence in Germany seems to suggest that BA societies were complex and stratified, and that shifts in deep ancestry accompanied the importation of wives (perhaps ritualised to avoid the pitfalls of inbreeding) and of slaves. Something similar may have happened with their Bell Beaker relatives in BA Britain, with the importation of women, and of slaves from the continent to operate the mines and all the rest.

        The absence of migration during the IA may be due to the collapse of the old trade networks centered on metal ores, perhaps similar to what seems to have precipitated the Late Bronze Age Collapse in the east Med as iron took over. Celtic may simply have come to Britain with the women and slaves in the middle to late BA, in the same way that all IA Brits were ~50% descended from those particular entrants from the continent.

        Presumably the data from the Patterson study will pass into the general paleogenetic community and then they can theorise about what was going on socially and economically at the time from the patterns in the evidence. They are more likely to know what they are talking about than me.

        https://cosmosmagazine.com/people/anthropology/gene-study-reveals-bronze-age-slavery/

        > Gene study reveals Bronze Age slavery

        A much more complex society than previously thought.

        New data from Bronze Age German graves suggests complex societies existed in ancient Europe before classical Greece and Rome.

        High status families in late Neolithic and Bronze Age Germany kept slaves, genetic analysis reveals.

        The finding, reported in the journal Science, provides fresh insight into ancient life in Europe, showing that complex slave-owning societies were well established long before those of classical Greece and Rome.

        The research, centred on genome-wide data gathered from 104 individuals buried in Germany’s Lech Valley between about 2500 BCE and 1700 BCE, was conducted by researchers led by archaeo-geneticist Alissa Mittnik from the Max Planck Institute for the Science of Human History, in Jena, Germany.

        The scientists gathered nuclear and mitochondrial DNA from each individual and compared it to genetic databases covering ancient and modern humans. They also looked at how the graves were arranged and examined the relationship between the number and type of artefacts buried in each.

        The picture that emerged was of a surprisingly stable and enduring society that depended on the import of fertile women and menial underlings. The Lech Valley hosted a farming community, Mittnik and colleagues concluded, that persisted for about 700 years.

        The people of the valley were a mixture of Western Hunter-Gatherers, Anatolian Neolithic farmers and Steppe pastoralists, with the farmers’ genetic heritage becoming more dominant as the centuries passed….

        • Mirror on the wall says:

          The finding that Celtic Age Brits were ~50% descended specifically from French slaves would likely be sensational if not particularly welcomed.

        • slaves have always been just another energy resource–to be used and then discarded

          owning another human being was ‘normal’ until oil took over our economic systems

          that was a temporary anomaly, when fossil fuels have gone, we will revert to type—humankind is the only species that enslaves its own kind

    • I am afraid this is not something I know much about. I know that there seem to have been slaves almost everywhere. Transferring people as slaves could indeed have influenced languages.

      • Mirror on the wall says:

        I suspect that BA ‘societies’ were sometimes ‘politically’ organised on an ‘international’ basis much like the economy was with its extensive trade networks. It is not immediately clear who was ‘running’ the operations in BA southern Britain, and what their connections were with local populations.

        Perhaps we can tell only so much from the genetic and archaeological records, and it will be interesting to see what they can reconstruct.

        Northern France and England were sometimes ruled by a single power in the historical period, and it seems possible that they were jointly ‘ruled’ in the BA. It is anyone’s guess that far back. BA southern Britain may have been more of a ‘slave island’ centered on the mines than a ‘sovereign territory’.

        The shift in the population on Britain during the middle to late BA is analogous to what is happening now with labour expansion. The peoples on the island will be very different in their deep ancestries in the future, purely because of what suited the economy at the time – BA slaves and modern workers.

  29. houtskool says:

    Hilarious, in the Netherlands people will get their booster in april, because their vax passport will still be green by august. So they can go on vacation.

    • Xabier says:

      They will cling to the right to take a FF-powered holiday until their dying breath, it seems.

      The coming climate lock-downs will really stun these idiots…..

  30. Michael Le Merchant says:

    These people are truly pathetic
    https://pbs.twimg.com/media/FIUpBv5UcAQSrdV?format=jpg&name=large

    • Hubbs says:

      A common theme and a chapter in my memoirs about the corruption of state medical boards, entitled “Rogue Agencies Everywhere.” Governments do an end around unconstituional legislation by appointing agencies to carry out their agendas. These agencies, like State Medical Boards (at least In KY and NC) are appointed by the state governors, are therefore politically motivated and have soveriegn immunity. They carry no liability insuranbce for acts of malfaesance. We see this in spades with the creation of rogue agencies like the FED, CIA, FBI, HSA, etc.

      And doctors, as witnessed by the likes of Fauci, can be some of the most treacherous, lying, greedy scum that slither on this planet, and some of them sit on medical boards.

  31. Michael Le Merchant says:

    Kazakhstan, Energy Hub for China and Europe

    “Kazakhstan becomes a major energy destination for China and the West, given the increased demand for oil and gas in the near future.”

    “At the recent high-level bilateral meeting between Kazakhstan’s Prime Minister Askar Mamin and his Russian counterpart Mikhail Mishustin, the two countries signed a Memorandum of Understanding meant to continue the construction of energy corridors to China and Europe and establish the production infrastructure to facilitate the sale of compressed natural gas (CNG).”
    https://energyindustryreview.com/renewables/prosumers-to-benefit-from-quantitative-compensation/

  32. Michael Le Merchant says:

    Energy crises force Kryptominig ban in Kosovo and Iran

    Iran and Kosovo are temporarily banning cryptocurrency mining to reduce power consumption. This should relieve the power grid and power plants, which means fewer power cuts. In Iran, the ban has been in place since December 28, and in Kosovo it was announced three days later.

    Both countries suffer from power shortages. In Iran, the ban applies until March 6th. In any case, it should relieve the power grid by those 209 MW that are accounted for by legal cryptocurrency miners. The government estimates that illegal miners will take another 600 MW. We are looking for these facilities and their operators. At the same time, Iran regulates electricity consumption in offices and switches off street lights in some areas.
    https://marketresearchtelecast.com/energy-crises-force-kryptominig-ban-in-kosovo-and-iran/238626/

    • Sounds like an excellent idea!

      • Dennis L. says:

        Without transactions, money is worthless; it seems keeping money “honest” is very expensive no matter what the method.

        Another example of “information” is the same as energy?

        Which is cheaper, cryptos or government money and the cost of issuing and maintaining thereof?

        There is a great deal of skim with fiat.

        Dennis L.

  33. Michael Le Merchant says:

    Kazakhstan explainer: Why did fuel prices spike, bringing protesters out onto the streets?

    What caused the spike in LPG prices?

    It all began with the phased transition to electronic trading for LPG that began in January 2019 and concluded on the first day of this year. The idea was to gradually end the subsidizing of prices for domestic fuel consumers and to allow the market to dictate prices instead. This means that almost all trade in LPG now happens over online trading platforms, with the exception of sales to industrial consumers in the petrochemical sector and a few other cases.

    This policy has, predictably enough, led to a particularly precipitous rise in costs where demand for this fuel is high. And that has been the case in Kazakhstan’s western Mangystau region. In a matter of days, prices for LPG at gas stations doubled from 60 tenge ($0.14) to 120 tenge ($0.28) per liter. The government estimates that 70-90 percent of vehicles in the region run on LPG. That is a higher proportion than in many other parts of Kazakhstan.
    https://eurasianet.org/kazakhstan-explainer-why-did-fuel-prices-spike-bringing-protesters-out-onto-the-streets

  34. Michael Le Merchant says:

    Iraq hit by severe power shortages as Iran cuts gas supplies

    Iran has reduced gas supplies to Iraq due to unpaid bills, causing widespread electricity shortages in the centre and south of the country, a government spokesman said on Tuesday.

    Iraqi Electricity Ministry spokesman Ahmed Moussa told The National that gas supplies from Iran had dropped to around 8.5 million cubic metres a day from 50 million.

    That reduction has led the national power system to lose around 4,000 megawatts, leaving total production hovering around 13,000 megawatts, Mr Moussa added.

    Iraq’s daily production topped around 21,000 megawatts in summer, he said, while demand in the country is about 35,000 megawatts.

    What has exacerbated the situation during peak winter demand, he said, is maintenance required for some power stations before the hot summer months.
    https://www.thenationalnews.com/mena/iraq/2022/01/04/iraq-hit-by-severe-power-shortages-as-iran-cuts-gas-supplies/

  35. Minority of One says:

    This may well be what happens. And what will the mother say / BBC report – thank goodness she got the vaxx, otherwise it would have been worse.

    • Minority of One says:

      This comment follow-up to FE’s comment on my earlier post – child might get blood clots in the brain. Not sure how it got here.

    • Lastcall says:

      Nice reference.Thanks
      From article:

      ‘For the first time in history, the blame for a treatment that does not work (at least not in the way we were promised) has been placed on those who do not use it.’

    • Lastcall says:

      This is why the ‘health’ emergency will never end…..

      ‘Within this explosive context, Virus and variants work as cynical cover stories whose aim is to expedite the authoritarian management of the implosive trajectory of contemporary capitalism, which cannot be contained through economic policy alone. The unrelenting manufacturing of ‘pandemic emergency’ is both a defensive strategy against collapse, and an aggressive attack on what is left of the ‘work society,’ for it allows the elites to use inflation as a means to impoverishment and domination.’

      Cash is going to get the bash (kiwi slang).

    • JMS says:

      Fabio Vighi nails it down on the financial side of the current Covid Operation.

      “t seems to me that the overarching objective is the controlled demolition of the productive economy and its liberal-democratic infrastructure, which among other things allows more capital to be siphoned off from the real economy and channelled into the financial markets. While the speculative sector is consecrated as the absolute centre of value production (with new record highs for the S&P 500, Nasdaq, and Dow Jones indices at the end of 2021) the work-based society winds up indebted and immiserated. The disproportion between the financial sector’s euphoria and the freefall of the real economy suggests that steering the course of depression through a grotesquely overblown ‘health crisis’ is much more convenient, for the elites, than having to account for a socioeconomic downfall of biblical proportions.

      In short, the global dominance of Virus over the last two years is telling us that capitalism is ready to do “whatever it takes” (as Mario Draghi put it back in 2012) to postpone its redde rationem. It is therefore delusional to think that governments, health authorities, and the media act independently. Rather, what speaks through them is always economic-financial Power, the very Thing that they want us to believe only exists for conspiracy theorists; as if it had suddenly died out like the dinosaurs, or mutated into philanthropy.”

    • Kxmoore1 says:

      Our finite world: a confluence of actuary science and Christian Rapture theology.. And this guy.

      • Our Finite World is a self-organizing system. My knowledge of Christian Rapture Theology is very slim, I am afraid. It is more a confluence of different kinds of thinking of many kinds. Fast Eddy brings his own kinds of insights.

        As long as people are very worried about COVID, it gets to be a disproportionate part of comments.

        • problem with that is, that many people look at the blizzard of covidramas and conspirathons, and just walk away

          it leaves the conspironistas to self inflate each other’s ‘reality’ (no matter what the subject happens to be.)

          As one conspiracy fades, another one takes its place

          female fertility affected by covid is a current favourite—i havent yet seen any mention of male fertility—wondering why not?

          • Fast Eddy says:

            There are many thousands of conspiracies that we are unaware of … they are labelled Classified … and Top Secret… very few leak out.

            But a MOREON would not understand that.. because a MOREON is a barnyard animal

            • i dont see how you can have a ‘classified’ conspiracy eddy–a contradiction in terms

              first law of conspiracy:

              a conspiracy only comes into existence when you tell somebody else about it

              i thought that was blindingly obvious

            • Fast Eddy says:

              The CIA is conspiring … always…

              A conspiracy theory is a term invented by the CIA to ridicule anyone who discovers one of their conspiracies .. it was initially used to mock anyone who questioned the JFK conspiracy.

            • well

              that soon popped up

              i kept asking what the 2022 conspiracy was—it’s the old JFK one

      • nikoB says:

        And your keen insights are??????????????????????????????

        crickets

        Please link to your blog so that I may comment on its crapicity.

      • houtskool says:

        And sometimes a lone wolf from the left with a bad battery pack.

      • Fast Eddy says:

        Fast Eddy’s Fan Club is by invite only…. if you try to apply that assures rejection…

        This is more your speed… https://justinbieberfansclub.com/

      • Lastcall says:

        I much prefer this confluence to the closed minded, moderated and sterile place that so many forum offer.
        They are mere effluent.

  36. Student says:

    There was an imporant two days Congress in Rome on Covid and vaccination on the 3rd and 4th of this month.
    The Congress had the presence of various important Scientists.
    Here you can find the link and the timing to follow what I think are the most important interventions.
    The competence of these Scientists is really of high level:

    • time 25.40 Dr. Frajese (Doctor, about the danger of current ‘vaccines’) https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=fVesUgjL_HM
    • time 39.50 Dr. Cuteri (Doctor, about the danger of current ‘vaccines’) https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=tfok1wVK4QE
    • time 2.35.22 Dr. Donzelli (Doctor, current medical treatments available) https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=tfok1wVK4QE
    • time 3.09.39 Dr. Burigana (Doctor of Ippocrate.org, current medical treatments available) https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=tfok1wVK4QE
    • time 04.48 Dr. Chiusano (molecolar biologist. high level scientific explanation about the danger of current vaccines) https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=tfok1wVK4QE

    • It looks like these are long videos, in Italian. It becomes difficult for those who don’t speak Italian to figure out what is being said.

      • Student says:

        You are right Gail, I’m sorry, but they are so important and they have no visibility on mainstream media that I thought it could be useful to post them anyway for those who know Italian.
        The presentation made by Dr. Donzelli about medical treatments have some slides that I think can be understood also from not Italian speaking people.

        • Ed says:

          Student, I value your posts of Italian language lectures with the brief statement of what they are covering. It makes me happy that somewhere in the world educated people are still talking to each other.

        • Yes, they are important. Language is still a difficult issue, however.

          Academic papers are now mostly in English. As we go back to using many languages, in many different forms (including recorded lectures), it becomes harder for one author to reference another author.

          I think that this is part of the world economy “coming apart.” Regions are developing their own ways of dealing with COVID. The mandated approach is so absurd, smaller groups are finding ways of dealing with COVID cases on their own. Thus, the system self-organizes to allow better solutions to be found, at least locally.

          • English became the dominant language because England became the dominant sea power

            and that came about through availability of cheap surplus energy being available in the uk itself, and the intelligence to use it

            that in turn created the British empire, and the rise of America. (with the same energy availability advantage)

            • Good points! And as these are lost, we will go back to quite local languages and local research.

              The fact that what “science” can put together is so distorted pushes the world toward a more local approach.

  37. Minority of One says:

    Not sure of the BBC’s motive here, I am guessing to promote vaxxing of young children in the UK which is not currently promoted except under exceptional circumstances.

    Covid: Maidstone mother drives to Italy to get daughter jabbed
    https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-england-kent-59874561

    ‘A mother has driven her nine-year-old daughter hundreds of miles to Italy [from the UK] so she can be vaccinated against Covid-19.

    Unlike some European countries, the vaccine is currently only available to under-12s in the UK if they are classed as clinically vulnerable.

    But Alice Columbo headed to Milan from Maidstone, Kent, so her daughter, who has Italian citizenship, could be jabbed regardless.

    She said she did it to protect “the most precious thing in the world”.

    The UK government said further advice regarding vaccination for five to 11-year-olds would be issued in due course following consideration of additional data, but that the majority of children in that age group were at very low risk of becoming seriously ill due to the coronavirus.

    Ms Columbo said: “I’d rather risk a vaccine we know a fair amount about than take pot luck with a virus about which we know very little.” ‘

    Ms Columbo has clearly been taken in hook, line and sinker by the MSM propaganda.

    • Xabier says:

      I would say clearly softening the public up for the vaxxing of 5-11 yr olds, which has commenced in most other places and will obviously come to the UK in 2022.

      The ‘Gillick Competence’ legal exception, which enables (brainwashed) children to evade parental control in medication, does not apply to such young children, so demand has to be created among parents.

      Really, if she exists it’s a tragic story: that child (unless very sickly) is at least 50x more at risk from the vaxxes than any virus, as calculated by Malone and Yeadon.

      The BBC is a disgrace: complicity in manslaughter is no exaggeration.

      Interesting too, that they are still pushing the ‘mysterious virus’ meme, the Unknown Terror. Again, the unknown = fear, which is what they wish to sow.

      • Hubbs says:

        The question I have in the wake of ongoing corrupt/insuffcient data and disinfoirmation, is whether there are any long time effects of the actual COVID -SARS-2 itself that will result in this “mass depopulation event?”

        In addition to feeding the overall VAXX hysteria /mass formation psychosis , this latent period “window of opportunity” might also explain the rush to get these injections into children -before the lid blows off in
        a depopulation of the older already vaxxed population.

        I am very aware of the arguments of long haul effects and the supposed mass die-off predictions by some, but have not been convinced- yet- simply because we have not yet had enough time for these to play out. But in the meantime, Fauci et al want to get as many children injected as possible while much of the public is unaware of this potentital.

        Are these vaxx pushers convinced of this potential late effect lethality, or are they still just hopeful that it will “work” as they had planned?

        • Lidia17 says:

          They could be aiming at sterility, with too-obvious lethality an unfortunate side effect…

    • Replenish says:

      The only thing I registered from that conspiracy theory article was Tucker’s comment about biological sexes. He’s a racist and misogynist. Even if those concerns and claims are true and some conspiracy theories are becoming current events.. this is a forum about energy, complexity and finite resources. Those other things are symptoms of a deeper issue and are happening in some other place so I’m not worried about it. /s

      • Xabier says:

        What are – often lazily and misleadingly – called CT’s are daily becoming reality, as you correctly point out, precisely due to the energy crisis and Collapse.

        No global energy crisis, no attempt to impose a Totalitarian tyranny, with a side order of genocide.

        But what’s tyranny without genocide? So dull!

      • Fast Eddy says:

        Yes of course… it’s 14 minutes of spewing hatred towards women and people of colour… nothing to be learned there.

  38. Fast Eddy says:

    WOW – double jabbed hahaha

    30 days in Quarantine in HK hahahaahahah

    https://edition.cnn.com/videos/world/2022/01/04/hong-kong-covid-restrict-tld-vpx.cnn

  39. Yoshua says:

    Omicron doesn’t have the prion section in the spike… contrary to all the previous variants and the vaccines.

    https://mobile.twitter.com/JCPEREZCODEX/status/1478549199096582145

    • That sounds like good news!

      • Herbie Ficklestein says:

        Went to my Primary Care Physician yesterday for a so called follow up visit that I should of had 6 months ago. Needed a couple of refills and wanted him to check ✔️ my heart ❤️ after the Pfizer double jab.
        6 months ago he was 100% pro vaccination, so didn’t expect much.
        Seems when I got in the office early the phone was active ⁉️ at the front office.
        Well anyway, got my skips and he asked if I was vaccinated, shrugged and said I had to and he only affirmed , “that’s good”
        Checked the .❤️ And it’s just fine , blood pressure fine.
        Mention the new variant of Covid… surprisingly he light up and expressed it was qiet about 3 weeks until ago and the calls about Omicron started to come in …now there is a bout 5 a day…which is a lot to him….no doubt because of the testing kits and sites folks are flocking to.
        He was relieved it seems as of now not as bad as Delta and more of a bad cold or for some the flu..
        That’s what I wanted to here and will see him a in 6 months👍👻

        • Xabier says:

          Glad to hear you passed a check-up, Herbie – may it continue.

          Please do think about the World Council for Health vaxx de-tox protocol, if you haven’t seen it already.

          • Herbie Ficklestein says:

            Thanks, Xabier, will check into it. Believe the Federal Supreme Court will rule on Sleepy Joe’s Mandate in the coming days. Our final day was yesterday.
            Just posted an article on Pfizer developing a vaccine for Shingles based on the

            Pfizer and BioNTech are teaming up to develop a new shingles vaccine with the same mRNA technology used to develop their COVID-19 shots, the companies announced on Wednesday.

            The companies plan to develop a vaccine using Pfizer’s antigen technology and BioNTech’s mRNA technology to further prevent the disease that effects 1 in 3 Americans. The vaccine’s clinical trials are expected to launch in the second half of 2022.

            The collaboration will mark the third time Pfizer and BioNTech work together on an mRNA-based vaccine, following the widely used COVID-19 series and an influenza vaccine project started in 2018.

            Shingles vaccines already exist, but the companies will strive to create a vaccine that has “better tolerability” and is easier to develop worldwide.

            Worrisome

  40. monkmil says:

    Merry Christmas and happy new year Gail! I am so appreciative of the work you do on this blog

  41. Michael Le Merchant says:

    Vaccinated Women Are Now Lying About Their Vax Status As More Men See Them As Infertility Risk

    Everyone was told that those who did not get the jab would regret it, but now it seems that the opposite is true. In a startling reversal, women who have had the COVID vaccine are being shunned in the dating scene by potential partners due to issues with possible birth defects and infertility.

    Women in New York have started lying about their vaccination status because of widespread perception among men that they are infertile or will bear children with birth defects. One man, who wants to remain anonymous, said:

    “In clubs, they claim they’re NOT vax’d. They say things like ‘Oh COVID is bullshit‘ or ‘I don’t want to try this new experimental shot‘.

    However, after going out with them several times, the women finally admit they took the vax . . . and watch as most potential husbands leave them almost on the spot.”

    The person went on to say that at least two separate women asked him why he would break off relations with them over something like the jab, and he told them:

    “I don’t want defective children and I won’t get closer to a girl who lied to my face from the start.”
    https://thecovidworld.com/vaccinated-women-are-now-lying-about-their-vax-status-as-more-men-see-them-as-infertility-risk/

    • JonF says:

      I’ve been expecting this….when the tide eventually turns against the jabs…lots of folk will deny ever taking it…but does the jab leave a physical scar?

    • JMS says:

      OTOH, certain males with antinatalist tendencies will certainly find vaccinated women much more appealing. In a time of rapidly declining resources, infertility must be seen as a plus.

      • Hubbs says:

        It could result in a very interesting struggle: Women who want children and willing to take the risks, versus risk adverse men. After all, haven’t most men been demasculinized, so instead of risk taking warriors, we are now wimps?

        It’s not the question so much whether you have a healthy child, the risk is if you have a sickly or deformed child that will consume all a man’s resources, hence his hesitancy.

      • Xabier says:

        Not when they can shed on you, JMS!

        • JMS says:

          Right, Xabier.
          The least we can say is that risk seems more real than the fabricated one – AIDS – that has haunted our youth (in fact, I never knew anyone who had been diagnosed with AIDS, and in the 80’s I hung out quit a bit with junkies and all sorts of promiscuous people.)

    • jazzguitarvt says:

      “Women in New York have started lying about their vaccination status” Huh? you can not go anywhere in NYC with out your “papers”

    • Lastcall says:

      The Handmaidens Tale: Early stages perhaps?

    • Xabier says:

      As the anti-vaxx black Londoners I met in August, on the train, told me, they want ‘chicks with something in their head and pure bodies’.

      They said they didn’t care if they were eventually banned from clubs and pubs: health mattered more, and heeding the word of God.

      I suspect black London is going to cause lots of problems for the Cabal. They won’t be sweet-talked by the smiling Asian doctors in the NHS ads……

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