2022: Energy limits are likely to push the world economy into recession

In my view, there are three ways a growing economy can be sustained:

  1. With a growing supply of cheap-to-produce energy products, matched to the economy’s energy needs.
  2. With growing debt and other indirect promises of future goods and services, such as rising asset prices.
  3. With growing complexity, such as greater mechanization of processes and supply lines that extend around the world.

All three of these approaches are reaching limits. The empty shelves some of us have been seeing recently are testimony to the fact that complexity is reaching a limit. And the growth in debt looks increasingly like a bubble that can easily be popped, perhaps by rising interest rates.

In my view, the first item listed is critical at this time: Is the supply of cheap-to-produce energy products growing fast enough to keep the world economy operating and the debt bubble inflated? My analysis suggests that it is not. There are two parts to this problem:

[a] The cost of producing fossil fuels and delivering them to where they are needed is rising rapidly because of the effects of depletion. This higher cost cannot be passed on to customers, without causing recession. Politicians will act to keep prices low for the benefit of consumers. Ultimately, these low prices will lead to falling production because of inadequate reinvestment to offset depletion.

[b] Non-fossil fuel energy products are not living up to the expectations of their developers. They are not available when they are needed, where they are needed, at a low enough cost for customers. Electricity prices don’t rise high enough to cover their true cost of production. Subsidies for wind and solar tend to drive nuclear electricity out of business, leaving an electricity situation that is worse, rather than better. Rolling blackouts can be expected to become an increasing problem.

In this post, I will explore the energy-related issues that are contributing to the recessionary trends that the world economy is facing, starting later in 2022.

[1] World oil supplies are unlikely to rise very rapidly in 2022 because of depletion and inadequate reinvestment. Even if oil prices rise higher in the first part of 2022, this action cannot offset years of underinvestment.

Figure 1. Crude oil and liquids production quantities through 2020 based on EIA data. “IEA Estimate” adds IEA indicated increases in 2021 and 2022 to historical EIA liquids estimates. Tverberg Estimate relates to crude oil production.

The IEA, in its Oil Market Report, December 2021, forecasts a 6.4-million-barrel increase in world oil production in 2022 over 2021. Indications through September of 2021 strongly suggest that there was only a small rebound (about 1 million bpd) in the world’s oil production in 2021 compared to 2020. In my view, the IEA’s view that liquids production will increase by a huge 6.4 million barrels a day between 2021 and 2022 defies common sense.

The basic reason why oil production is low is because oil prices have been too low for producers since about 2012. Companies have had to cut back on developing new fields in higher cost areas because oil prices have not been high enough to justify such investments. For example, producers from shale formations could add new wells outside the rapidly depleting “core” regions if the oil price were much higher, perhaps $120 to $150 per barrel. But US WTI oil prices averaged only $57 per barrel in 2019, $39 per barrel in 2020, and $68 per barrel in 2021, so this new investment has not been started.

Recently, oil prices have been over $80 per barrel, but even this is considered too high by politicians. For example, countries are releasing oil from their strategic oil reserves to try to force oil prices down. The reason why politicians are interested in low oil prices is because if the price of oil rises, both the price of food and the cost of commuting are likely to rise, since oil is used in farming and in commuting. Inflation is likely to become a problem, making citizens unhappy. Wages will go less far, and politicians who allow high oil prices will be voted out of office.

[2] Natural gas production can be expected to rise by 1.6% in 2022, but this small increase will not be enough to meet the needs of the world economy.

Figure 2. Natural gas production though 2020 based on data from BP’s 2021 Statistical Review of World Energy. For 2020 and 2021, Tverberg estimates reflect increases similar to IEA indications, so only one indication is shown.

With natural gas production growing at a little less than 2% per year, a major issue is that there is not enough natural gas to “go around.” Natural gas is the smallest of the fossil fuels in quantity. We are depending on its growth to solve many problems, simultaneously:

  • To increase natural gas imports for countries whose own production is declining
  • To provide quick relief from inadequate production by wind turbines and solar panels, whenever such relief is needed
  • To offset declining coal consumption related to a combination of issues (depletion, high pollution, climate change concerns)
  • To help increase world electricity supply, as transportation and other processes are gradually electrified

Furthermore, the rate at which natural gas supply increases cannot easily be speeded up because (a) the development of new fields, (b) the development of transportation structures (pipeline or Liquefied Natural Gas (LNG) ships), and (c) the development of storage facilities all require major upfront expenditures. All of these must be planned years in advance. They require huge amounts of resources of many kinds. The selling price of natural gas must be high enough to cover all of the resource and labor costs. For those familiar with the concept of Energy Returned on Energy Invested (EROEI), the basic problem is that the delivered EROEI falls too low when all of the many parts of the system are considered.

Storage is extremely important for natural gas because fluctuations tend to occur in the quantity of natural gas the overall system requires. For example, if stored natural gas is available, it can be used when wind turbines are not producing enough electricity. Also, a huge amount of energy is needed in winter to keep homes warm and to keep the lights on. If sufficient natural gas can be stored for months at a time, it can help provide this additional energy.

As a gas, natural gas is difficult to store. In practice, underground caverns are used for storage, assuming caverns of the right type are available. Trying to build storage, if such caverns are not available, is almost certainly an expensive undertaking. In theory, importing natural gas by pipeline or LNG can transfer the storage problem to LNG producers. This is not a satisfactory solution, however. Without adequate storage available to sellers, this means that natural gas can be extracted for only part of the year and LNG ships can only be used for part of the year. As a result, return on investment is likely to be poor.

Now, in 2022, we are hitting the issue of very slowly rising natural gas production head-on in many parts of the world. Countries that import natural gas without long-term contracts are facing spiking prices. Countries in Europe and Asia are especially affected. The United States has mostly been isolated from the spiking prices thanks to producing its own natural gas. Also, only a small portion of the natural gas produced by the US is exported (9% in 2020).

The reason for the small export percentage is because shipping natural gas as LNG tends to be very expensive. Long-distance LNG shipping only makes economic sense if there is a several dollar (or more) price differential between the buyer’s price and the seller’s costs that can be used to cover the high transport costs.

We now seem to be reaching a period of spiking natural gas prices, especially for countries importing natural gas without long-term contracts. If natural gas prices rise, this will tend to make electricity prices rise because natural gas is often burned to produce electricity. Products made with high-priced electricity will be less competitive in a world market. Individual citizens will become unhappy with their high cost of heat and light.

High natural gas prices can have very adverse consequences. In areas with high prices, products made using natural gas as a raw material will tend to be squeezed out. One such product is urea, used as a nitrogen fertilizer. With less nitrogen fertilizer available, food production is likely to fall. If food prices rise in response to short supply, consumers will tend to reduce discretionary spending to ensure that there are sufficient funds for food. A reduction in discretionary spending is one way recession starts.

Inadequate growth in world natural gas production can be expected to hit poor countries especially hard. For example, a recent article mentions LNG suppliers backing out of planned deliveries of LNG to Pakistan, given the high prices available elsewhere. Another article indicates that Kosovo, a poor country in Europe, is experiencing rolling blackouts. Eventually, if natural gas available for export remains limited in supply, electricity blackouts can be expected to spread more widely, to less poor parts of Europe and around the world.

[3] World coal production can be expected to decline, further pushing the world economy toward recession.

Figure 3 shows my estimate for world coal production, next to a recent IEA forecast.

Figure 3. Coal production through 2020 based on data from BP’s 2021 Statistical Review of World Energy. “IEA Estimate” adds IEA indicated increases to historical BP coal quantities. Tverberg Estimate provides lower estimates for 2021 and 2022, considering depletion issues.

Figure 3 shows that world coal consumption has not been rising for about a decade.

Coal seems to be having the same problem with rising costs as oil. The cost of producing the coal is rising because of depletion, but citizens cannot afford to pay more for end products made with coal, such as electricity, steel and solar panels. Coal producers need higher prices to cover their higher costs, but it becomes increasingly difficult to pass these higher costs on to consumers. This is because politicians want to keep electricity prices low to keep their citizens and businesses happy.

If the cost of electricity rises, the cost of goods made with high-priced electricity will tend to rise. Businesses will find their sales falling in response to higher prices. In turn, they will tend to lay off workers. This is a recipe for recession, but a slightly different one than the ones mentioned earlier. It also is a good way for politicians not to get re-elected. As a result, politicians will try to hide rising coal costs from customers. For example, laws may be enacted capping electricity prices that can be charged to customers. Because of this, some electricity companies may be forced out of business.

The decrease in coal production I am showing for 2022 is only 1%, but when this small reduction is combined with the growth problems shown for coal and oil and the rising world population, it means that world coal supplies will be stretched.

China is the world’s largest coal producer and consumer. A major concern is that the country has serious coal depletion problems. It has experienced rolling blackouts since the fall of 2020. It has tried to encourage its own production by limiting coal imports, thus keeping wholesale coal prices high for local producers. It also limits the extent to which high coal costs can be passed on to electricity customers. As a result, the 2021 profits of electricity companies are expected to be reduced.

[4] The US may have some untapped coal resources that could be tapped, if there is a plan to ship more natural gas to Europe and other areas in need of the fuel.

The possibility of additional US coal production occurs because coal production in the US seems to have occurred because of competition from incredibly inexpensive natural gas (Figure 4). To some extent, this low natural gas price results from laws prohibiting oil and gas companies from “flaring” (burning off) natural gas that is too expensive to produce relative to the price it can be sold for. Prohibitions against flaring are a type of mandated subsidy of natural gas production by the oil-producing portion of “Oil & Gas” companies. This required subsidy leads to part of the need for high oil prices, especially for companies drilling in shale formations.

Figure 4. US coal production amounts through 2020 are from BP’s 2021 Statistical Review of World Energy. Amounts for 2021 and 2022 are estimated based on forecasts from EIA’s Short Term Energy Outlook. Natural gas prices are average annual Henry Hub spot prices per million Btus, based on EIA data.

A major reason why US coal extraction started to decline about 2009 is because a very large amount of shale gas production started becoming available then as a byproduct of oil production from shale. Oil producers were primarily interested in extracting oil because it (hopefully) sold for a high price. Natural gas was a byproduct whose collection was barely economic, given its low selling price. Also, the economy didn’t have uses, such as trucks powered by natural gas, for all of this extra natural gas production. Figure 4 suggests that wholesale natural gas prices dropped by close to half, in response to this extra supply.

With these low natural gas prices, as well as coal pollution concerns, a significant amount of US electricity production was switched from coal to natural gas. It is my view that this change left coal in the ground, potentially for later use. Thus, if natural gas prices rise again, US coal production could perhaps rise again. The catch, of course, is that many coal-fired electricity-generating plants in the US have been taken out of service. In addition, coal mines have been closed. Any increase in future coal production would likely take place very slowly because of the need for many simultaneous changes.

[5] On a combined basis, using Tverberg Estimates for 2021 and 2022, fossil fuel production in total takes a step down in 2020 and doesn’t rise much in 2021 and 2022.

Figure 5. Sum of Tverberg Estimates related to oil, coal, and natural gas. Oil includes natural gas liquids but not biofuels. Historical amounts are from BP’s 2021 Statistical Review of World Energy.

Figure 5 shows that on a combined basis, the overall energy being provided by fossil fuels is likely to remain lower in 2021 and 2022 than it was in 2018 and 2019. This is concerning, because the economy cannot go back to its 2019 level of “openness” and optional travel for sightseers, without a big step up in energy supply, especially for oil.

This same figure shows that the production of the three fossil fuels is somewhat similar in quantity: Oil is the highest, coal is second, and natural gas comes in third. However, oil shows a step down in 2020’s production from which it has not recovered. Coal shows a smoother pattern of rise and eventual fall. So far, natural gas has mostly been rising, but not very steeply in recent years.

[6] Alternatives to fossil fuels are not living up to early expectations. Electricity from wind turbines and solar panels is not available when it is needed, requiring a great deal of back-up electricity generated by fossil fuels or nuclear. The total quantity of non-fossil fuel electricity is far too low. A transition now will simply lead to electricity blackouts and recession.

Figure 6 shows a summary of non-fossil fuel energy production for the years 2000 through 2020, without a projection to 2022. For clarification, wind and solar are part of the electrical renewables category.

Figure 6. World energy production for various categories, based on data from BP’s 2021 Statistical Review of World Energy.

Figure 6 shows that nuclear electricity production has been declining at the same time that the production of electrical renewables has been increasing. In fact, a significant decrease in nuclear electricity is planned in Europe in 2022. This reduction in nuclear electricity is part of what is causing the concern about electricity supply for Europe for 2022.

The addition of wind and solar to an electrical grid seems to encourage the closure of nuclear electricity plants, even if they have many years of safe production still ahead of them. This happens because wind and solar are given the subsidy of “going first,” if they happen to have electricity available. Wind and solar may also be subsidized in other ways.

The net result of this arrangement is that wholesale electricity prices set through competitive markets quite frequently fall too low for other electricity producers (apart from wind and solar). For example, wind and solar electricity that is produced during weekends may be unneeded because many businesses are closed. Electricity produced by wind and solar in the spring and fall may be unneeded because heating and cooling needs tend to be low at these times of the year. Wind and solar electricity providers are not asked to cut back supply because their production is unneeded; instead, low (or negative) prices encourage other electricity producers to cut back supply.

Nuclear electricity producers are particularly adversely affected by this pricing arrangement because they cannot save money by cutting back their output when wind and solar are over-producing electricity, relative to demand. This strange pricing arrangement leads to unacceptably low profits for many nuclear electricity providers. They may voluntarily choose to be closed. Local governments find that if they want to keep their nuclear electricity producers, they need to subsidize them.

Wind and solar, with their subsidies, tend to look more profitable to investors, even though they cannot support the economy without a substantial amount of supplementary electricity production from other electricity providers, which, perversely, they are driving out of business through their subsidized pricing structure.

The fact that wind and solar cannot be depended upon has become increasingly obvious in recent months, as coal, natural gas and electricity prices have spiked in Europe because of low wind production. In theory, coal and natural gas imports should make up the shortfall, at a reasonable price. But total volumes available for import have not been increasing in the quantities that consumers need them to increase. And, as mentioned above, nuclear electricity production is increasingly unavailable as well.

[7] The total quantity of non-fossil fuel energy supplies is not very large, relative to the quantity of fossil fuel energy. Even if these non-fossil fuel energy supplies increase at a trend rate similar to that in the recent past, they do not make up for the projected fossil fuel production deficit.

Figure 7. Total energy production, based on the fossil fuel estimates in Figure 5 together with non-fossil fuels in Figure 6.

With respect to anticipated future non-fossil fuel electricity generation, one issue is how much nuclear is being shut off. I would imagine these current closure schedules could change, if countries become aware that they may be facing rolling blackouts without nuclear.

A second issue is the growing awareness that renewables don’t really work as intended. Why add more if they don’t really work?

A third issue is new studies suggesting that prices being paid for locally generated electricity may be too generous. Based on such an analysis, California is proposing a major reduction to its payments for renewable-generated electricity, starting July 1, 2022. This type of change could reduce new installations of solar panels on homes in California. Other locations may decide to make similar changes.

I have shown two estimates of future non-fossil fuel energy supply in Figure 7. The high estimate reflects a 4.5% annual increase in the total supply, in line with recent past increases for the group in total. The lower one assumes that 2021 production is similar to that in 2020 (because of more nuclear being closed, for example). Production for 2022 represents a 5% decrease from 2021’s production.

Regardless of which assumption is made, growth in non-fossil fuel electricity supply is not very important in the overall total. The world economy is still mostly powered by fossil fuels. The share of non-fossil fuels relative to total energy ranges from 16% to 18% in 2020, based on my low and high estimates.

[8] The energy narrative we are being told is mostly the narrative that politicians would like us to believe, rather than the narrative that historians and physicists would develop.

Politicians would like us to believe that we live in a world of everlasting economic growth and that the only thing we should fear is climate change. They base their analyses on models by economists who seem to think that an “invisible hand” will fix all problems. The economy can always grow; enough fossil fuels and other resources will always be available. Governments seem to be able to print money; somehow, this money will be transformed into physical goods and services. With these assumptions, the only problems are distant ones that central banks and carbon taxes can handle.

The realists are historians and physicists. They tell us that a huge number of past economies have collapsed when their populations attempted to grow at the same time that their resource bases were depleting. These realists tell us that there is a high probability that our current economy will eventually collapse, as well.

Figure 8. The Seneca Cliff by Ugo Bardi

The general shape that economic growth is likely to take is that of a “Seneca Curve” or “Seneca Cliff.” In the words of Lucius Annaeus Seneca in the first century CE, “Increases are of sluggish growth, but the way to ruin is rapid.” If we think of the amount graphed as the total quantity of goods and services received by citizens, the amount tends to rise slowly, gradually plateaus and then falls.

We now seem to be encountering lower energy supply while population continues to rise. It takes energy for any activity that we think of as contributing to GDP to occur. We should not be surprised if we are at the edge of a recession. If we cannot get our energy problems solved, the downturn could be very long-lasting.

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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4,903 Responses to 2022: Energy limits are likely to push the world economy into recession

  1. Mrs S says:

    I ought to warn people that the ‘genocide’ video posted by Fast Eddy is horrific and not what I expect to see on OFW.

    There are limits, you know, Eddy.

    • Oddys says:

      I agree, a link would be enough.

      Somehow, some way, the subject matter require some attention. I read a series of interviews performed some years after the events and when asked “why did you do it?” most people had no answer. “In the beginning it was along Hutu-Tutsi lines but after a while we did not care and went after everyone”.

      This corner of Africa is one of the most densely populated places on earth and there are theories that some deep and primitive program can get started in humans under such conditions. There are many accounts for how chimps go genocidal when an area become overpopulated.

      Some people belive (and indeed hope) that densely populated places elsewhere will degrade to Rwanda as soon as resources become severly limited, but I doubt it.

      So, more of a discussion and less graphics, please.

    • I thought it was clear that it would be pretty awful. I didn’t watch it myself.

      • Fast Eddy says:

        It’s just some some guys hacking other guys to bits with machetes… it’s not even a close up …

        Meanwhile — at this very moment our forces are bombing and strafing the people of Yemen driving them into starvation … killing and maiming … to protect our Living Large way of life.

        Is any upset by that? Nah… BAU … just don’t show me the video… and make sure there is an Oxfam box at the check out.

        BTW – nobody carries small change these days … so it’s not easy to flip a quarter into the box and make things better… so are people using that as an excuse to give nothing? Not that a quarter was anything to begin with …

    • Fast Eddy says:

      I see that I have your attention… good.

      There is a reason why I am focused on Rwanda… I wanted to demonstrate what humans are capable of … anecdotal accounts of cannibalism involving children and human carcasses did not achieve the necessary shock and awe… I even posted photos of a family selling human body parts.. but that was not getting the desired response…

      Rwandans had food… and petrol… and electricity … and medicine.. yet they hacked each other to pieces – nearly 1M were murdered… they engaged in industrial rape… from what I am reading and from other clips I have watched — they enjoyed doing killing … it gave them a high…

      This is what lurks inside of everyone single human — every been to a pro sports game — particularly one that involves violence…. my favourite is a hockey game cuz they allow fighting … you wanna see 25,000 people lose their shit … they scream so loud for blood you can’t hear yourself think… that is what is inside every one of us… even the most docile human when thrust into that situation — even an old granny who knits sweaters as a hobby … must admit that blood sport gives her a bit of an oooomph in the old cazzooo….

      This goes back a long long long way … right to the beginning … and it’s hardwired in …

      Now you see why the CEP is necessary? Now you see why the injection is being offered… it’s a ticket out of the hell that awaits you and your family — why do you think they are offering it to infants..

      If you cannot handle that video then you should take as many boosters as are on offer…

      I will not take the sacrament … because I want to watch. I want to see. I want to enjoy the end of humans.

      I am armed to the teeth not because I want to win… there is no winning… but because I want to be a last man standing… to bear witness to what this vile animal is capable of…. I may regret that decision as it might result in a rather nasty outcome … yet it is worth the risk…

      And Fast Eddy has asked that I make this sacrifice … so that he can take his rightful place as the Messiah … (and cuz this is what’s programmed into the virtual reality so there is actually no choice)

      HE has come … so that there can be … a Planet of the Humans… 2.0…. (in stores soon!)

    • Looking at the chart of data by admission category (your second chart), it is clear that the recent high admissions have disproportionately been among the vaccinated.

  2. Fast Eddy says:

    I don’t know about you but I am particularly curious about the way that extraordinary wave of COVID cases follows the shape of the vaccinations almost exactly. I trust my eyes but I trust data more so I ran a regression between the two.


    Immune system damage

  3. Fast Eddy says:

    Deaths in Norway

    After COVID was a complete non-event, how come the Norwegian elderly are dying at unprecedented pace now? Or as they say in Norway, “liten tue kan velte stort lass”? All is revealed.


    • It looks like the recent spike in all cause deaths for Norway is related to a spike in RSV cases for those aged 65 to 79. The article doesn’t say this, but a damaged immune system might leave people in this age group more vulnerable to a bad case of RSV.

      • The author of the metatron analyses is Joel Smalley. His about page says:

        Joel Smalley
        Pro bono COVID data analysis for legal challenges and independent media seeking the truth (e.g. Dr Tess Lawrie’s letter to the MHRA – https://bit.ly/3FZxpU7 and Robert Kennedy’s book – https://amzn.to/3nMd2mK), shared publicly “for the greater good”.

        He offers free subscriptions to his blog.

    • It is not just COVID deaths that are spiking in Israel, it is all cause (in general) excess deaths that are spiking, with the vaccine boosters. In fact, it is the other causes that are rising more.

      • MM says:

        According to worldindata cases in Israel are going down as well as deaths. We need more “data” if true data ever comes…

      • Fast Eddy says:

        Those would be the vax deaths…

        Funeral homes are caning it!!!

  4. Fast Eddy says:

    I am a scientist.

    I have a BSc in Biochemistry and a PhD in Human Genetics. My PhD thesis was the epidemiology of genetics variants of folate metabolism in the population and the possible link to neural tube defects and other complications of pregnancy.

    I also did a postdoctoral fellowship in innate immunology in pregnancy and the connection between infection and preterm labour. I also worked as a research associate in biostatistical analysis of gene arrays.

    I am also more vaccinated with standard vaccines than most members of the public because my work required I attend autopsies. I retired from active university life and have since worked writing and publishing and doing occasional short term consulting position with Virtual Ability and Gulf Specimen Marine Laboratory in the USA.

    Like most members of the public I was eagerly awaiting the vaccines. My husband and I probably had natural immunity but the vaccines seemed to be a miracle. When they first came out we were eager to get in line for our own chance to get vaccinated. I was not familiar with the mRNA technology so I began reading what I could find on it.

    What I read made me uneasy.

    Why introduce an mRNA vector into our own cells to force them to express the spike protein? The immune system can have a very strong response to fragments of antigens. why introduce this new technology? How were the quantities of antigen produced by the introduction of mRNA going to be controlled? What was to prevent a reverse transcriptase accidental insertion into the DNA if there was coinfection with another virus or just some of the other weird things that happen in cells.


    • A female retired scientist explains what alarmed her about the Pfizer initial study of the use of the vaccine:

      . . .symptoms of suspected cases of COVID occurring in the vaccine group in days 1-7 happened twice as often as in the placebo group yet there appeared to be no PCR testing to confirm COVID. This report precisely matched my concerns about the possibility of the spike protein traveling outside the muscle area in larger than expected quantities causing the very disease it was supposed to prevent. An alternative explanation was the transient reduction in lymphocytes days 1-3 noted in Phase 1 which might mean a period of enhanced vulnerability to infection immediately after receiving the vaccine. It was based on this result I decided I was not satisfied with Pfizer’s safety data and I would not take the vaccine.

      The article ends:
      “Everything I know about ethics like informed consent, and bodily integrity is being violated.”

      • Fast Eddy says:

        And…. she did not take the injection.

        No red flag there.. More Booster! scream norm mike brain….

  5. Student says:

    This is the current picture of Italy and of Mr. Draghi (PM) & Mr. Speranza (Ministry of Health) government.
    With one of the highest experimental-vax rate in Europe, we have the highest mortality and the worst economy.


  6. Fast Eddy says:

    Jab against one strain might worsen infection with others.

    Vaccinating against one strain of SARS might aggravate infection with other strains. A cautionary note has been sounded for those developing vaccines against severe acute respiratory syndrome (SARS).

    Some vaccines could prove useless against certain strains, or even worsen the infection, a preliminary study suggests. In lab experiments, they showed that these antibodies were unable to attack spike protein from a different strain of SARS, isolated from a patient infected in late 2003.

    The team next tested whether the antibodies would attack spike proteins from two SARS strains isolated from civets, from which the virus is thought to have originally jumped into humans. In this case, they found hints that the antibodies actually boosted the ability of the virus to infect cells. The study is published in the Proceedings of the National Academy of Science1.


    To answer the question – YES – they KNEW https://www.conservativewoman.co.uk/is-the-vaccine-or-repeated-doses-weakening-our-immune-systems/

  7. Fast Eddy says:

    Are NHS scaremongers using out-of-date Covid figures?

    THE Sunday Times has added its authority to the Guardian’s unsubstantiated claims about hospitals being deluged with unvaccinated Covid patients. ICU is full of the unvaccinated – my patience with them is wearing thin | Anonymous | The Guardian It published an article yesterday stating that intensive care beds are ‘filled with unvaccinated Covid patients’.


    The paper quotes Professor Stephen Powis, the National Medical Director of NHS England, saying: ‘Data shows that the overwhelming majority of people admitted to intensive care with Covid are not fully vaccinated. Since July one in four critical beds have been consistently occupied by a Covid patient, with the latest statistics available showing three quarters of them are unvaccinated.’

    What ‘data’ and ‘latest statistics’ is Powis referring to? The Sunday Times article containing his quote doesn’t say, but if you click on the words ‘overwhelming majority’ it takes you to another piece in yesterday’s paper, this one by Dr Rachel Clarke. The subhead of that article is ‘Some 75 per cent of those suffocating in intensive care with the coronavirus are unvaccinated’ and she repeats this claim in her piece, stating: ‘Of the Covid patients treated in intensive care in recent months, the majority – nearly 75 per cent according to the latest data – have chosen not to be vaccinated.’

    Daily Sceptic editor Toby Young asked Rachel Clarke on Twitter if she could point him towards the ‘data’ she’s referring to and she replied by citing the latest Intensive Care National Audit & Research Centre (ICNARC) report.

    Is this the data both she and Professor Powis are referring to or just Dr Clarke? A similar tweet from Toby Young to Stephen Powis went unanswered, but it’s not unreasonable to assume they’re both citing the latest ICNARC report, not least because it includes for the first time a breakdown of vaccinated and unvaccinated patients receiving critical care in English NHS hospitals. (Clarke refers to separate NHSE data showing the same thing, but I can’t find anything on the internet.)

    Now there’s a slight problem with the ICNARC data Clarke cites, which is that it only covers the period May 1 to July 31.


    mike? brain? norm?

    • Oddys says:

      They use such heavy amounts of ambigious language with great potential for outright deception that I dont trust anything of what they are saying anymore. I have tried to check up on such statements several times (yes, they say exactly similar things here in Sweden) but have failed every time. They keep all raw data as “proprietary due to integrity” and it impossible to audit their statements.

      They never give straight numbers but only use words like “majority of patients”, “dominating group” and “according to my experience”.

      On top of that we have the directly deceptive practice of counting people as “vaccinated” only two weeks after the second shot. Or as in Israel actually PULL the “vaccinated” status if you dont get the third shot. This guarantee that most who get ill from the shot will be counted as “unvaccinated” but test positive for covid.

      Then we have the use of the word “admitted to ICU” which only say that your name have been registered in a ledger and not that you actually occupy a bed or are subject to intensive care. About 30% of the patients in ICU are there for observation for less than 24 hours under normal circumstances (delayed wake-up and poor breathing after surgery or head trauma are common reasons for spending 2-10 hours on ICU). Since they consequently use the word “admitted” instead of “subject to intensive care” and never give any figures for how many hours those pesky “unvaccinated” are actually beeing cared for I just dont trust them. It stinks to high heaven that they have some scheme where they put your name in that ledger for an hour if they find out that there is less than 14 days after your second shot and then you are discharged as soon as an ICU doctor have had a look on you.

      Sometimes they get a stroke of pretended honesty and say “unvaccinated or partially vaccinated” but they never break that group up into any kind of numbers.

      To make things outright ridiculous they say that “If the ICU has three patients or less, all of them are always reported as ‘unvaccinated’ due to ‘integrity’ “.

      Well, all the true information is there in their own databases, it is just a matter of doing a proper audit and sooner or later that will happen. Or maybe the databases will be lost to “Russian hackers”.

      • MM says:

        If “the sickness” Mr Fast talks about is “real” you can bet that it might never show up in any data.

        • Oddys says:

          It is EXTREMELY difficult to get rid of dead human bodies without being caught. Specially if you deal with large numbers of them. Its not just the flesh and bones to get rid of but also the all the records.I think that everything will get exposed. Maybe some months later than I think, but much sooner than most others think.

          • MM says:

            Last night a strange scent came into my window (fire?) and while I was securing the home I thought to myself, what would it be like when the entire city smells like dead bodies.
            Very scary!
            The data I see currently gives me some hope that a lot of what is going on with “the sickness” is too small a signal….
            Anyhow, other things considered something like this pretty much is in the cards right now. 2 years of corona was probably the best solution for the human race to cope with the predicament. sigh.

      • JesseJames says:

        I had a serious fall just before New Years…resulting in multiple trauma, including a punctured lung. As a result I was placed in ICU. In the trauma evaluation room, I was administered a fast Covid test…for which I came up negative. But due to my not being vaccinated, I was probably listed as being an unvaxxed patient in ICU.

    • Xabier says:

      They are playing with language: ‘not fully vaccinated’ ( ie not ‘anti-vaxxers’ but the compliant vaxxed) and ‘suffocating in intensive care’ – the latter is fear propaganda, not scientific language.

      Get your booster, and the 4th when it comes or…..SUFFOCATE!

      They are comparable to the generals who persisted in maintaining that just one more charge against machine guns and barbed wire would win the war, despite all evidence to the contrary.

    • ssincoski says:

      From OffGuardian, Dec 6, 2021.

      A few days ago Dr Hillary Jones, whilst being interviewed on Lorraine Kelly, claimed: “90% of people in hospital are unvaccinated”. Similarly, last week, Kevin Maguire claimed on Jeremy Vine’s show that: “The unvaccinated are filling hospital beds, they’re in ICUs taking up precious resources – there are hospital waiting lists going up because there are so many unvaccinated people in hospitals” Television presenters and news headlines across the United Kingdom have commonly referred to hospitals being filled with unvaccinated covid19 patients. As if it could ever be considered evidence of anything, an anonymous “doctor” wrote a piece for The Guardian, which he filled with nameless anecdotal evidence, and emotively headlined: “ICU is full of the unvaccinated – my patience with them is wearing thin.”

      This claim is regularly used as an argument for vaccine mandates, and/or unvaxxed-only lockdowns. But is it true? In a word, no. ICUs are not “full” of unvaccinated covid patients, they’re not even full of covid cases. In fact, they’re not even full at all. As of last week, NHS England’s own bed statistics reported that England has 4330 available critical care beds, of which 894 (21%) are being used by Covid patients, 2608 (60%) non-Covid patients and 828 (19%) were empty. So, England’s critical care beds are not even 90% full, let alone 90% full of unvaccinated covid patients. But let’s be charitable and assume these people misspoke or communicated their point badly. Let’s assume they meant 90% of covid hospitalisations are unvaccinated.

      That, at least, is true right? Wrong. The actual number is 35.4% According to the UK’s Health Security Agency data (page 31 of this document) 6639 patients were admitted to hospital “with Covid” in the weeks 44-47 of this year. Of those 6639, 2355 were unvaccinated. So unvaccinated people do not even make up the majority of Covid cases, let alone the majority of ICU admissions in general. So, even going by the official statistics – which we’ve previously shown are routinely inflated to make the “pandemic” appear frightening – the claim is incorrect. And that doesn’t even account for the fact that, according to Public Health England, a “Covid hospitalisation” is anyone admitted to hospital for any reason within 28 days of a positive Covid test. This could include people who are admitted to hospital for something else and then happen to test positive while they are there. We could also discuss the tiny number of hospital beds available in this country, which has more than halved since the 1980s, whilst the population has exploded in that time.

      • Fast Eddy says:

        Common sense:

        1. Record infections and hospitalizations being reported in high vax countries

        2. Significant numbers of staff have been fired due to mandates

        3. Significant numbers of staff would be in quarantine due to contact with covid

        4. Hospitals were ‘overwhelmed’ in 2020… therefore they should be imploding now

        Hospitals were not collapsing in 2020 or 2021… and they are not imploding now .. at least not yet.

  8. Fast Eddy says:

    Is the vaccine (or repeated doses) weakening our immune systems?


  9. Fast Eddy says:

    Now Joe Rogan’s in trouble.

    I don’t know if these people believe Joe Rogan is all that stands between them and a Covid-free paradise. I don’t see how they could; they (some of them, anyway) must know the data from European countries with essentially universal adult vaccinations.

    But the public health mandarins are both fearful and furious; they staked their political careers and medical reputations on vaccines that have provably failed. Joe Rogan is the last excuse and distraction they have left.

    Now they are happy enough to beat him into submission with the hammer he’s given them. Whether or not he survives on Spotify, he has learned he is vulnerable. Very vulnerable. He risks being pushed to the 8chan fringes.

    He also knows that maybe he can avoid that fate (assuming there aren’t more, and worse, clips). Along with apologizing – which he should do in any case – Rogan just has to stop asking too many questions about the billion-person medical experiment of 2021. Admit he’s just a comedian who didn’t actually understand The Science. Get back to safe and happy talk about psychedelics and universal basic income.

    Put his jester’s hat back on, in other words. Leave Covid behind.

    Or he can use his platform to keep asking hard questions.

    What will Rogan do? Like I said, I don’t know him particularly well.

    I can only hope he takes the hard road. Ye shall know the truth, and the truth shall make you free.


    Doesn’t matter what he does — cuz one way or the other … he’s going to get caught up in the extinction … yes even famous people are included … however Chaos is Fun… therefore I hope he continues to taunt the Elders.

    Perhaps he could bring Dr Ryan Cole on board to discuss how CovIDIOTS have f789ed their immune systems… and the massive uptick in cancers etc…

    Or maybe the military docs who leaked that horrifying data that shows massive increases in deadly diseases in jabbed fit soldiers

    • Xabier says:

      The US military are now engaged in damage control on that revelation.

      They are now asserting that DMED was malfunctioning and grossly under-reporting in 2016-20, but entirely accurate in 2021, so the dissident doctors can be ignored – no rise in cancers, neurological disorders, miscarriages, strokes, etc.

      Hardly plausible: VAERS over-reports, DMED under-reports by exactly that % which would cause concern bout the vaxxes.

      How very convenient!

      Just like the dying and crippled children – it always happened, you just didn’t notice…….

    • Rodster says:

      Hopefully Joe Rogan won’t give in to these thugs. Shouldn’t that be a giant red flag regarding the Covid narrative when you are not allowed to give an opposing view? It’s one thing to say, censor opinion based thoughts regarding Covid which is still wrong but then censor renowned Doctors in this field of medicine is even worse.

      Rather it’s a top down playbook where those controlling the narrative like they do with the Sunday morning talk shows filter the information they want the Plebs to hear. They all say it in unison as it your are listening to a commercial on the radio and they repeat the phone number three times so you have a better chance of remembering it.

      • MM says:

        “they do not bother because the world will be run out of poles and ropes lomg before “the plebs” wakes up to the reality and could take action.

  10. Fast Eddy says:

    Did the COVID vaccine cause Heather McDonald to collapse on stage?

    Here are the 6 key facts you should know:

    She was vaccinated 3 weeks ago with a booster

    She has no history of fainting ever

    The doctors could find NOTHING wrong with her after she went to the hospital (note that they never test for COVID vaccine injury)

    Her fainting spell was not COVID related. She recently tested negative for COVID.

    She performed the night before with no incident.

    She didn’t consume any alcohol before or during Saturday’s show

    She was making jokes on stage about being “vaxxed, double vaxxed, boosted” right before she collapsed


  11. Fast Eddy says:

    The unelected bureaucrat governors of the EU in the European Commission have proposed keeping the bloc’s COVID vaccine passport system in place for another entire year, despite the fact that many member countries are ramping down restrictions.

    In a notice on its website, the Commission states “Today the European Commission is proposing to extend the EU Digital COVID Certificate by a year, until 30 June 2023.”

    It continues, “The COVID-19 virus continues to be prevalent in Europe and at this stage it is not possible to determine the impact of a possible increase in infections in the second half of 2022 or of the emergence of new variants.”


    • Sounds like a response the vaccine companies would like.

      Or, if the real issue is an energy problem, it may be a way to hold down energy consumption.

  12. Fast Eddy says:

    What normalization does is transform the morally extraordinary into the ordinary. It makes us able to tolerate what was once intolerable by making it seem as if this is the way things have always been.

    ~ Jason Stanley, How Fascism Works

    A person is considered ‘ordinary’ or ‘normal’ by the community simply because he accepts most of its social standards and behavioral patterns; which means, in fact, that he is susceptible to suggestion and has been persuaded to go with the majority on most ordinary or extraordinary occasions.

    ~ William Sargant, in Battle of the Mind

  13. Fast Eddy says:

    Unthinking respect for authority is the greatest enemy of truth.

    ~ Albert Einstein

  14. Harry says:

    It felt like a normal cold. All tests on me and my girlfriend were negative.

  15. Fast Eddy says:

    I have a foreboding of an America in my children’s or grandchildren’s time when the United States is a service and information economy; when nearly all the manufacturing industries have slipped away to other countries; when awesome technological powers are in the hands of a very few, and no one representing the public interest can even grasp the issues; when the people have lost the ability to set their own agendas or knowledgeably question those in authority; when, clutching our crystals and nervously consulting our horoscopes, our critical faculties in decline, unable to distinguish between what feels good and what’s true, we slide, almost without noticing, back into superstition and darkness.

    The dumbing down of America is most evident in the slow decay of substantive content in the enormously influential media, the 30 second sound bites (now down to 10 seconds or less), lowest common denominator programming, credulous presentations on pseudoscience and superstition, but especially a kind of celebration of ignorance.

    ~ Carl Sagan, 1995, apparently having invented a time machine

    • Sitting and watching TV all day has to have a negative effect.

      Even filling a person’s head with music lyrics all of the time can have a negative effect. For other thing, interactions with others, such as at the gym, are likely to be cut off. Or, it becomes difficult to think about the things a person is supposed to be working on.

      • Xabier says:

        I am inclined to wonder exactly how the God-Mind AI will grow, plugged in to the brains of most people, which are stuffed with……

      • Fast Eddy says:

        Some time ago I tried to search to see if there might be articles about the benefits of unplugging the TV…

        I found nothing. I thought that strange given it is one of the most destructive forces in our heavily diseased society.

        What that says is that it is a key tool of control …

        But before we have a go at the people who have decided every home must have at least one TV… remember… in most homes reside families of MOREONS .. they were not made MOREONS by the TV…. most humans have been MOREONS since the beginning of time…

        And as we know .. MOREONS are legion ..and they are stooopid… and they are dangerous… therefore they must be controlled… fortunately they are very stooopid (they will watch Laverne and Shirley reruns … and they will be enthralled by American Karaoke – I mean Idol)…. so they are very easily controlled. Very easily controlled. And that keeps the non-MOREONS safe.

        However once the oil is gone… the MOREONS will be impossible to control. And they will be hungry.

        That is a recipe for machete hacking (when they run out of bullets…)

        Exterminate the MOREONS. Exterminate… with extreme prejudice. Inject as many of them as possible.

        The veneer is thinning … as you can see… they would be very happy to come at the Pure Bloods with machetes and hack us to pieces… yes they would … if the rule of law was not threatening to lock them up….

        Initially it would be the more extreme … but once the others got a whiff of blood lust … and they saw there was not longer authority over them… they’d gleefully join in the slaughter… even granny would partake…

        Kill the MOREONS… they are dangerous. It’s the only choice. The Elders are aware of this.

        Watch a couple of minutes of this:


      • Fast Eddy says:

        Except the lyrics of Justin Bieber… he is profound

  16. Fast Eddy says:

    CNN is like a once top dollar call girl who spent decades on the gear… and now is just a burned out diseased old wh.or e … https://www.zerohedge.com/markets/cnns-collapse-now-complete

  17. jj says:

    Some of you are too young to remember but there was a time when Fast Eddy took a long vacation from this blog. It just wasnt the same without him. There was even earlier time when this other guy that used to post- forget his name- peter maybe-used to post and get on my nerves. Silly things about Bali. I would debate him. He had a real poor attitude and didnt like permies much at all. Now I just smile. Its all good. FE is a living legend. Love him hate him he is a unique creature. I dont always agree with him but his posts are thought provoking. When somone evokes a strong response in me personally I find it useful to examine why.

    • CTG says:

      The guy in Bali, Paul is his name. He is the same person has Fast Eddie. He just changed the name from Paul to Fase Eddie.

      • Fast Eddy says:

        Fast Eddy is not me. I obviously wish that it was so … but alas… HE is not. And I am not.

        However… however… if you do come across any Very Very extremely fit and hot babes… (ideally 18-22) and they are keen on a ‘Tiger Woods’ type rendevooos in a hotel suite… with Fast Eddy… I am happy to stand in ….

        Remember the documentary 20 Ft from Stardom? It can kinda be like that…

        Or it can be like this … once upon a time Fast Eddy was working security at a Metallica concert… short story long… shows over… Fast and the crew are hanging about to keep the riff raff away smacking the long haired junkies with baseball bats if they get too close (or even if they are just walking past)… and the roadies are starting to pack up…

        Two girls … maybe 17? … ask if they can go to the after party… Fast has no idea about that so refers them to Zeke — a fat tattooed guy who is chief roadie (I guess)… he says – you wanna go to the after party huh — well show us your t -its. Fast is standing there watching this and wondering – what sort of depraved skanks would show Zeke their t its?

        They look at each other — you wanna says one — the other says nah… they both say nah… (they are good girls it would seem)… the Roadies tell them to f789 off and continue packing up.

        Any how… I am happy to play the role of the roadies if the hotties are wiling to show and tell.

        I like to watch.

        Fast Eddy gets all HE can handle in the VIP room .. so HE doesn’t mind if I leverage our friendship. HE is really good about such things. However HE is not keen on me pretending I am HIM.

        I would damage the brand .. HE says

    • Xabier says:

      FE is the hot mustard on the OWF sausage: some like mustard, others can’t stand it.

      He’s also our savage, slobbering attack dog for idiots and paid propagandists.

    • Sam says:

      Ok boomer……🙄…. He comments way too much with nothing new.

      • the other day, by some quirk of keyboard archive shenanigans i found myself in the netherworld of OFW ten years ago.

        something like 13 replies total

        strange echo-‘y place

        felt weird with no ranting

        • Kowalainen says:

          So why do you pour gasoline on the fire with your ‘Normal’?

          You fucking love it. Rite?


          • Rant, I take it, is your ‘normal’—not my version of it

            in terms of ‘comments’—mine are roughly 1:100 relative to the conspirateur extraordinaire—. I read most of it and just laugh without commenting.

            if you don’t like it ridiculed, i can only suggest that you think for your yourself, try sticking spoons to your forehead, re read some of the nonsense being spread around, and ask yourself just who is pouring gasoline on the fire of hysteria that is being inflicted on all of us.

            before covid we had a list of previous silliness. I don’t think we got as far back as JFKs assassination–but i think that was only a matter of time.

          • I think sparring with FE is part of what keeps Norm going. 😉

            It’s perfectly natural for young and old dog to snarl and growl at each other in the dominance game, and what might make it enjoyable for others to ‘watch’ is that we’re increasingly distanced from anything remotely natural, including psycho-social interactions, more’s the pity. Universal bland politeness is un-natural.

            • lol lidia

              i make 1 comment to every 100 of eddy’s, life is too precious to waste on a 1 to 1 involvement with someone who cannot hold a meaningful discussion together without throwing a tantrum.

              You can perhaps see why i laugh. As I do at the new eddyword–plagiarism.

              i learn from and enjoy interaction with people who know more than i do, and preferably with a command of the English language (if that is their native tongue). if not–we get around that problem in other ways.

              i do not seek it with people who fall back on juvenile sexual innuendo in the absence of anything meaningful to contribute. (inflatable dolls?–Really?)—you see that as part of some kind of game of dominant interaction? One cannot ‘spar’ on that level. Nor do I do so.
              I respond at the level it deserves. nothing more. You may have noticed that.

              i only play in real time with equals. I make no pretence or insistence about being right all the time. i know i am not. Neither do i fall into agreement with every wild and wacky conspiracy.

              If eddy insists on putting his head on my desk, i have no objection to sticking my pencil in his ear and rotating it to sharpen it on occasion.

              the backhoe between is nose and his chin is useful only for disseminating rubbish mostly.

  18. Fast Eddy says:

    Our ex office manager was supposed to depart to the UK from HK this week … delayed till mid March (at the earliest)… no flights…

  19. Fast Eddy says:

    “To anybody who is annoyed, we apologize. Please call Justin Trudeau, his office, and get these mandates lifted, and we’re out of here,” Dichter said at a press conference in Ottawa on Feb. 6.


    brain …

  20. Fast Eddy says:


    As the Age of Humans comes to an end… an epic binge!


  21. Fast Eddy says:

    I can’t even bother to say I Told You So to those in HK who told me the worst was over (again)…


    But if they just get the Boosters… it will be over … guaranteed!

  22. Fast Eddy says:

    ‘We must stay at home’: Hong Kong expecting 614 coronavirus cases; health minister warns of ‘extremely severe’ situation

    The expected number of new cases is nearly twice the amount recorded on Sunday, with one expert warning the daily count could hit 1,000 soon

    One official has warned residents who receive positive test results not to go to hospitals, but to remain home and await instructions from authorities instead


  23. Fast Eddy says:

    Hong Kong Braces for New Curbs as Cases Double Every Three Days
    Few cities have been able to stamp out outbreak of this size
    Government expected to impose tighter virus measures this week


  24. Fast Eddy says:

    Below are summarized 2021 (+ vaccine) numbers % change relative to 2020 (- vaccine)
    Total Number of Diseases & Injuries Reported By Year (Ambulatory) down 3%


    (this is basically a control for the data set, and contradicts the “data corruption” explanation).

    Total Number of Diseases & Injuries Reported By Year (Hospitalization) up 37%

    Total Number of Diseases of the Nervous System By Year up 968%

    Total Number of Malignant Neuroendocrine Tumor Reports By Year up 276%

    Total Number of Acute Myocardial Infarct Reports By Year up 343%

    Total Number of Acute Myocarditis Reports By Year up 184%

    Total Number of Acute Pericarditis Reports By Year up 70%

    Total Number of Pulmonary Embolism Reports By Year up 260%

    Total Number of Congenital Malformations Reports By Year up 87%

    Total Number of Nontraumatic Subarachnoid Hemorrage Reports By Year up 227%

    Total Number of Anxiety Reports By Year up 2,361%

    Total Number of Suicide Reports By Year up 227%

    Total Number of Neoplasms for All Cancers By Year up 218%

    Total Number of Malignant Neoplasms for Digestive Organs By Year up 477%

    Total Number of Neoplasms for Breast Cancer By Year up 469%

    Total Number of Neoplasms for Testicular Cancer By Year up 298%

    Total Number of Female Infertility Reports By Year up 419%

    Total Number of Dysmenorrhea Reports By Year up 221.5%

    Total Number of Ovarian Dysfunction Reports By Year up 299%

    Total Number of Spontaneous Abortion Reports By Year DOWN by 10%

    Total Number of Male Infertility Reports By Year up 320%

    Total Number of Guillian-Bare Syndrome Reports By Year up 520%

    Total Number of Acute Transverse Myelitis Reports By Year up 494%

    Total Number of Seizure Reports By Year up 298%

    Total Number of Narcolepsy & Cataplexy Reports By Year up 352%

    Total Number of Rhabdomyolysis By Year up 672%

    Total Number of Multiple Sclerosis Reports By Year up 614%

    Total Number of Migraine Reports By Year up 352%

    Total Number of Blood Disorder Reports By Year up 204%

    Total Number of Hypertension (High Blood Pressure) Reports By Year up 2,130%

    Total Number of Cerebral Infarct Reports By Year up 294%

  25. Fast Eddy says:

    Some excellent news here for misanthropes https://worldedge.substack.com/p/global-protein-insecurity-part-ii

    He’s not aware of Reverse AIDS

  26. Fast Eddy says:

    Did you know … the gold winning women’s ice hockey team … could not beat a decent boys high school hockey team….

    And that is with body checking not being permitted (cuz there is no body checking in women’s hockey)

    There is also no fighting allowed.

    As a spectacle… I rate women’s ice hockey slightly above disabled volleyball (men and women)

    • Brian says:

      There are lots of women that could kick the crap out of you. So, where on the evolutionary chart does that put you SlowPoke Ed?

      • Fast Eddy says:

        I would hesitate to tangle with a NZ Plough Hog… first thing you’ve got right since you mistakenly landed on OFW brain…

        They are dangerous beasts .. but wimmin hockey players… nah…

  27. Fast Eddy says:

    Video on Telegram of cops seizing fuel canisters in Ottawa…

  28. Michael Le Merchant says:

    First the kids, but soon, everyone.

    Children to get digital licence to safely use the internet under Labor plan

    Would you feel more comfortable if your child earned a licence before being let loose on the internet? A new plan will see them do just that.

    “We need to act now to ensure every Australian child has the skills and knowledge they need to stay safe online.”

    • Fast Eddy says:

      I suspect this is deflection .. if this was the plan a single shot would have been sufficient

    • Xabier says:

      What are the odds they will need to be fully-vaxxed to ‘stay safe online’? Just like companies telling tele workers to get vaxxed….

      Yes, that’s the WEF plan, online access a concession by government, heavily controlled.

      Look at the wrong sites and you will show you do not know how to stay safe…..

    • MM says:

      Look I tell al my friends that wanna talk to me that this will come on a wordwide basis.
      The sickness, the jabs, the military, the food, the resources. Aything.
      Does not work.
      We are left alone to rant about it here.
      Thank you Gail.

  29. jj says:

    Hague. Crimes against humanity. Opening statement


    • MM says:

      This is NOT at the Hague. No court (zilch) worldwide has accepted to take this pledge. This is some sort of a simulation, for people to take it to court any day in the future, In about 562 years to be exact.

      • Xabier says:

        States can just ignore a ruling of the ICC, one shouldn’t hold out any great hope in that regard.

        Here a higher court wouldn’t even force the national statistics office to publish data – which they acknowledged holding – on child deaths following vaccination.

        Resistance begins and ends with us saying No!

    • Fast Eddy says:

      The CEP was formulated decades ago…

      • Xabier says:

        I’ve been reading someone’s diary from the 1970’s, when over-population – together with the pesticide disaster in farming – was first big news.

        They met a senior academic at a party, who had chaired a secret commission looking in to the matter: the conclusion had been that the UK should reduce the population to about 30 million, among other things.

        The report was never published, just circulated in government. Then came North Sea oil and gas, a massive expansion of consumer credit, and we were saved – for a time.

        • Xabier says:

          The diary is authentic – and they moved in those higher circles.

        • Mrs S says:

          That diary sounds fascinating Xavier.

          But why would the government pursue a policy of immigration?

          • Xabier says:

            One supposes the need for cheap labour overrides all in the UK, as in Capitalism generally. And extermination of the British race has clear political advantages.

            The report was just buried as ‘unactionable’, in today’s terms.

            But did someone dust it off recently? It might seem viable in the era of mass automation which is promised.

            • what advantages?

            • Kowalainen says:

              How on earth would it be possible to wield out more productivity from the usual suspects?

              Of course it has to be AI’s that churns through the mundane wank that these so called “workers” used to busy themselves with.

              If the produce (of the “workers”) isn’t yet appalling enough, the sheeple surely will soil it down and *baa*, *maa*, *me*, *me*, *me*, etc. during godawful endless meetings that makes the skin crawl like that of a Reverse AIDS stricken MOAR(on).

              Robots? Well; of course. Just maintaining the current fleet (of dumbots) would be more than enough for quite some time.

              The engineering tools of today is quite remarkable relatively speaking. Every engineer worth his salt has the opportunity to be a veritable one-man brigade. But for some reason that isn’t happening. See the section above for an explanation of why that is so.

              MOAR!1!1!!! YOLO!1!!!1!!!

            • Lower IQ, Norm. No more geniuses like yourself.

    • Ed says:

      This is government policy. No push back from government because it is what they want.

  30. Michael Le Merchant says:

    Trudeau can delete a post but he can’t delete this picture:

    • davidinamonthorayearoradecade says:

      a decent democracy would not allow any mandates of any experimental injections (2022 is merely year two of the multi-year long experiment).

      the jabs should be voluntary.

      every person should have the right to get jabbed and have their immune systems damaged so that they are 3X more likely to get cancers etc…

      they should have the personal right to have toxic spike proteins injected into their bodies if that is what they want.

      tick tock, tick tock, tick tock, tick tock…

      • davidinamonthorayearoradecade says:

        “… there is no harm in getting vaccinated in order to fit in with the governmental views and be able to get around more easily than the unvaccinated.”

        except the toxic “vaccines” have negative efficacy against newer variants.

        and except that the toxic “vaccines” are damaging the immune systems of many perhaps most of the volunteers.

        once again, there should be much thanks given to those who have volunteered to be in the experimental group.

        the control group thanks you.

        • Fast Eddy says:

          Negative Efficacy is like Negative IQ … in DelusiSTAN….

          A badge of honour…

          Ask brain – he’s the mayor of a large city in DelusiSTAN… it’s called MOREONville. (or ville MOREON in French)

      • Fast Eddy says:

        Everyone should get referral fees for bringing someone for their Booster.

      • Mirror on the wall says:

        All ‘rights’, and like fake bourgeois ‘democracy’, are completely made up, so I would not take any of it too seriously. It is a word game with made up words in made up sentences. There is no ‘one way’ of playing the word game, although that is a part of the pretence. It is just a way that people pretend that other people ‘have’ to agree with them, so as to control them. In reality we are completely free – but only in so far as we deprive others of their control over us, and so the word game is played. Personally I do not bother with that rubbish.

        • davidinamonthorayearoradecade says:

          yes, it’s all word games.

          so I will not take you too seriously. 😉

          nor myself either.

          I mostly do enjoy your philosophical rambles though.

          word games, as you say, but enjoyable.

        • Mirror on the wall says:

          The universe is obviously not designed to guarantee humans everything that they want as ‘rights’. Inherent ‘rights’ are the height of naivety. It is hard to fathom that anyone still ‘believes’ in that. Rights are accorded by society, and they have no pre-social existence.

          As Nietzsche puts it:

          > One has no right to existence or to work, to say nothing of a right to “happiness”: the individual human being is in precisely the same case as the lowest worm. – TWTP 759

          • Ed says:

            Yes and no.

            From a physics point of view there is no such things as rights.

            From a social cultural point of view of what we want to make our society we can choose what ever we want. If enough “we” sign on for rights then we can have rights in our society. Sadly, it seems, few even think about rights today. Or rather the rights we choose to enforce are the right to property. Those who have property live well all others struggle and or die.

            • Xabier says:

              The Swiss, the Dutch, the Communes and Republics of medieval Europe, got their rights because they took them by force from the aristocrats, Church and kings.

              The Truckers are their heirs – sad to see how few support them, there is no popular revolt on a sufficient scale in Canada, as far as I can tell.

            • Ed says:

              Maybe our only hope is the vax gets to 95% kill rate then we win.

            • Kowalainen says:

              Who’s “we”?
              And what do “we” do?


            • MM says:

              I admit that I do not follow “The Truckers” in Canada very much for these reasons:
              It is generally aggreed that we will never go back to the old normal. Whatever we could do from here on is to build some sort of “other normal”. Be it “world made by hands” or the like.
              Sitting in a Truck running out of fuel waiting for change or a magic refil is futile.

              The Truckers could have brought a lot of material to build a “new capital” and declare it the official capital. The old capital is gone, Even if zombies roam inside.
              You bettrer hurry up to prepare your Maslow’s needs pronto. If you do not understand that and act accordingly (meaning working very hard 24/7) for it (having not started at least 3 years ago) is futile from what I see at the moment.

            • Rights are only what you can acquire and maintain by force, or what you can convince other people to concede to you.

        • Mirror on the wall says:

          I suspected as much. Etymologically, our word ‘right(s)’ at root comes from ‘reg-‘, as in rule, law, ‘upright’, correct, what is prescribed, allowed, fitting. As such, it is virtually identical in root meaning with ‘duty’.

          The truckers are demanding the ‘right’ to ply their trade without jabs (mandates), but they may as well demand to perform their ‘duty’, their role in the economic society without that ‘impediment’ or ‘constraint’ (because some of them might not like the idea of jabs) on the performance of their duty – only, that they are free to get other work these days (in abstraction from the wider conditions of the labour market), as it is a more fluid, bourgeois labour market, along with more fluid social roles.

          No doubt energetic and material conditions are what have gradually weakened ‘duties’ into ‘rights’ (what is ‘allowed to’ rather than ‘demanded of’.)

          (There is a lot more that could be said in order to do the subject justice, but I will spare everyone that. Eg. the pursuit of personal ‘ends’ in a consumer society that affords leisure etc., the appropriation of a political say. It definitely relates to the socio-economic structure, and ultimately to energetic and material conditions.)

          Historically, ‘rights’ are a Renaissance, early bourgeois concept that reflected the emergent bourgeois economic base. Thus ‘bourgeois rights’.

          • Before the Renaissance, though, the divine right of kings prevailed (and still does in some places). Royalty was the entity who maintained rights by the combination I mentioned of force/concession. In feudal systems, even peasants did have some rights/concessions, like religious holidays off.

            Your argument that “reg.” (law, rule) is the root of the word “right” is either backwards or missing its foundation, since “reg.” originally denotes the king, the REGal RULEr, and his REGime, in which the RULEr’s RULEs keep things going straight (in the correct or “right” way). In Italian a legal right is a “diritto” and the straight path is “dritto”. All of this before any conception of “bourgeois” anything…

    • Mirror on the wall says:

      The ‘unity’ of the ‘herd’ – obedience, conformity, sanctions, exclusion, force.

  31. Fast Eddy says:

    UK and the Boosted Monkey Experiment

    Booster Effectiveness against Death Drops by 10% Across the Board in TWO WEEKS


    • The boosted monkey experiment refers to the experiment with the omicron vaccine on monkeys that showed it had less effect on omicron immunity than the “old” vaccine.

  32. Fast Eddy says:

    If you thought people were waking up … see the Most Liked Comments here


    (assuming the CBC is not manipulating)

    • not a good assumption

    • Ed says:

      The German physicist Max Planck said that science advances one funeral at a time. Or more precisely: “A new scientific truth does not triumph by convincing its opponents and making them see the light, but rather because its opponents eventually die, and a new generation grows up that is familiar with it.”

      Sorry Eddy you are far to optimistic. The CCP is over 100 years old, the Soviet Union lasted over 70 years. This madness will be alive and well long after we are dead.

  33. Fast Eddy says:

    A depressed reader sends a brief report from the other side of the South China Sea, where things seem hardly better:

    Sad to say nothing has changed in Malaysia.

    People still wearing masks inside and out, we still have to scan everywhere and we still have morons on the TV telling us that we need to get vaccines to stop the deadly covid.

    Air Travel is open within the country for vaccinated only

    They are denying the vaccines do any harm at all, no official acknowledgement that they are anything but “safe and effective”.

    It’s pretty sickening and I hope this otherwise lovely country will wake the f up soon…

  34. Fast Eddy says:

    Indeed, it was only in November that the government removed the mandatory face shield. Because Filipinos are a highly compliant people, adherence to masking protocols has been well above 90% for the duration of the covid crisis, and the hope that the mask mandate will be relaxed, even outdoors, anytime in the near future is unthinkable. “The mask will be with us forever,” President Duterte declared after removing the face shield requirement in November.

  35. Fast Eddy says:

    A vaccine mandate has been in force for all workers in private and public sectors since the end of October, and unfortunately the opt-out option of weekly PCR testing is financially impossible for many Filipinos, many of whom are drastically poor. This latest round of insanity brought with it restrictions on the unvaccinated and a de facto vaccine passport system.

    The president told local officials (‘barangay captains’) to make a list of unvaccinated individuals in their communities and restrict their movements, and the unvaccinated were also banned from public transport (a “no vax card, no ride” policy). Stores, malls, and restaurants–anywhere indoors–also required individuals to show their vax card for entry, and as a result most Filipinos have begun wearing their laminated cards around their necks on a lanyard.

    Naturally, all of these measures made no difference: “cases” in the metro Manila region reached all-time highs despite the 108% vaccination rate in some areas. Every single person I know here who got the booster got covid immediately after, like clockwork. You already know how they rationalized that.



  36. Fast Eddy says:

    A who re down at the water front says … let’s print it!

    A Pulitzer Prize winner has warned a “mass disability event” is already under way, as numbers of those suffering long-term symptoms after having Covid continue to grow.


  37. Fast Eddy says:

    Reverse AIDS = Long Covid hahahahahaahaha… a Pulitzer Prize winner says… ooooooohhhhhh… a medical expert is e?

    A Pulitzer Prize winner has warned a “mass disability event” is already under way, as numbers of those suffering long-term symptoms after having Covid continue to grow.


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