A Few Insights Based on CDC Data Regarding COVID and its Vaccines

My background is as a casualty actuary. I am used to looking at data from standard sources and trying to make some sense of it. I am hesitant to take someone else’s word for what the data show because I know that it is easy for mistakes to creep in. In this post, I will provide observations based on data from the databases of the US Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) and the Johns Hopkins University. Hopefully, some of these observations will prove insightful.

I am aware that the proper reference for COVID is “COVID-19.” In this post, I have elected to use the shorter reference, except when shown in an exhibit prepared using software developed by someone else (Figure 3).

[1] Recent data show that COVID vaccines don’t really prevent a person from catching and passing along the virus that causes COVID. The CDC has recently changed its guidance to reflect the fact that the vaccines mostly reduce the chance of severe illness. Vaccines are still recommended by the CDC, not because they reduce transmission, but because they may reduce COVID-related healthcare costs.

Figure 1. Number of US vaccine doses provided to various age groups, based on data from a CDC database.

It is clear from Figure 1 that the big initial push for vaccine delivery peaked around April 2021. The rollout was substantially accomplished by July 2021. Then there was a second, lower peak, related primarily to boosters in the November 2021 to January 2022 period.

Figure 2 shows the pattern of newly reported COVID cases, relative to the first round of COVID vaccinations, based on data reported to the Johns Hopkins University database.

Figure 2.US reported COVID cases by month based on data from the Johns Hopkins University database.

Clearly, the first round of vaccinations did not put an end to new COVID cases. In fact, the CDC started becoming concerned about transmission among the vaccinated as early as July 2021. At that time, it started recommending that everyone wear a mask in conditions that represented high transmission. It also began using the term breakthrough infection to describe the (hopefully uncommon) condition of coming down with COVID after being vaccinated.

In fact, back when the Delta wave hit in the fall of 2021, it was possible to blame at least part of the problem on the lesser-vaccinated Southern part of the US. The well-vaccinated Northeast seemed to fare relatively much better (Figure 3).

Figure 3. US reported COVID cases (moving 7-day average, relative to population) by part of the US based on data from the Johns Hopkins University database. Visualization is available at this web address.

Figure 3 indicates that a quite different situation occurred when the Omicron variant hit close to the beginning of 2022. The heavily vaccinated Northeast clearly led the way, both in timing and in the number of COVID cases relative to population. The relatively less vaccinated South was much lower, close to the Midwest in its number of cases, relative to population.

The Omicron variant is very different from the original Wuhan version of the virus. This difference between virus variants is at least part reason that current mRNA vaccines fail to block transmission of the Omicron virus. Instead, current vaccines mostly reduce severe symptoms. This is very similar to the explanation we have heard when getting influenza vaccines each year. Researchers make a guess with respect to which particular strains will be circulating the following year. The level of protection will vary, depending upon whether the researchers’ guesses prove to be accurate the following year.

There are also indications from patterns elsewhere (and from theory) that it is not good practice to vaccinate at the time a virus is already starting to circulate widely. The booster vaccinations that took place in November and December 2021 (Figure 1) may have inadvertently raised, rather than lowered, their recipients’ chances of catching COVID. But, of course, the illness would be (on average) relatively mild. This lower severity of outcome is to be expected, partly because the mutated virus seems to be less virulent than the Wuhan COVID virus, and partly because the vaccines tend to reduce the severity of the disease.

The CDC started moving in the direction of treating vaccinated and unvaccinated people alike back in July 2021. Now, with the evidence from the Omicron wave coming in, it has had no choice but to move even further in the direction of treating everyone alike. For example, for domestic travel, the CDC recommends tests for both vaccinated and unvaccinated travelers if there is a concern about COVID. Recent CDC recommendations with respect to the wearing of masks do not depend upon vaccine status, either.

The idea of requiring everyone to be vaccinated likely originated from the cost-savings and profits that were expected to occur if people could be vaccinated and kept out of hospitals. Employers were very much in favor of such cost-savings because their workers likely would be able to stay on the job more of the time. Insurance companies were in favor of such an approach as well, because it would lower health care claim costs. Hospitals and physicians were in favor of the recommended COVID vaccines because physicians could perform more elective surgery (and thus make more money) if the hospitals were not full of COVID patients. Of course, the drug companies selling vaccines were in favor of selling more vaccines, too.

Furthermore, we know from prior experience with viruses that the ability to stop transmission with a vaccine varies greatly from virus to virus. Forecasting that any proposed vaccine will prevent transmission is a very “iffy” proposition. The viruses that cause the common cold, HIV and SARS are related (in some way) to the virus that causes COVID. Despite decades of research, none of these viruses has a successful vaccine. This suggests that COVID cannot be stopped by a vaccine, either. We also know, in general, that if a virus jumps from an animal to human hosts, transmission can only be stopped if all of the animal hosts are successfully vaccinated, as well.

[2] COVID vaccines used in the US do not seem to have done much to reduce total COVID deaths.

Figure 4. Number of US COVID deaths by month on two slightly different reporting bases. CDC data are based on death certificate data, reported up to several months after the date of the death, but backdated to the date of actual death. Thus, its indications will tend to be low for recent months. The Johns Hopkins University database contains reports sent in by providers. It should be more complete for recent dates.

Vaccinations started in December of 2020, but there were about 20% more COVID deaths in 2021 than in 2020. Part of the problem is that after the Delta peak in deaths in September, deaths never retreated to zero, or close to zero. COVID deaths immediately began increasing with the Omicron peak. While there was a lull during March 2022 in reported cases (Figures 2 and 3), data for April and May seem to indicate that reported cases are again on an upward path.

If today’s vaccines really worked as people initially hoped, I would expect to see a lot more progress in reducing new cases than shown to date.

[3] Data from OurWorldInData.org provides excess mortality indications for five age groupings. This data indicates that Ages 15-64 were particularly hard hit by the last two waves of COVID (Delta and Omicron). Ages 85+ were hit very lightly.

Figure 5. Chart prepared by OurWorldInData.org showing excess mortality.

Since these charts are for all causes of death combined, they will reflect deaths that might have occurred due to other problems of the 2020 to 2022 period, in addition to COVID deaths. For example, increased suicides and homicides would be included, as would a rise in drug overdoses and motor vehicle accidents. If there are deaths stemming from the use of vaccines, these deaths would be included in the total deaths from all causes, as well.

The rise in deaths in the Ages 15-64 grouping is particularly striking. This group is known for being more likely to be depressed by the events of the day. The base number of expected deaths is relatively lower than for the older ages. This allows the deaths from newly increased causes to magnify the total death rate of the period by a greater factor. Life insurance companies have been complaining about the high numbers of deaths experienced on their policies, predominantly for this age group.

The strikingly low deaths in the Ages 85+ group in 2021 may reflect the working of the vaccine. There might be other causes as well. Some of the weaker members of this group likely died in 2020, leaving fewer to die in 2021. This lower death rate may also reflect the impact of antibodies gained from catching COVID in 2020. People included in Ages 85+, more frequently than younger age groups, lived in care homes of various kinds during 2020. In this setting, they were more exposed to the early rounds of COVID than those living in home settings. Thus, they had more of a chance to develop antibodies from catching the illness.

[4] If we prepare charts showing provisional mortality data for 2021, together with similar indications for prior years, we can see how US mortality rates have been changing for different age groups. We can also see the relative role of COVID cases in these changes.

Figure 6. Death rates for four youngest age groupings, based on CDC Provisional Mortality Data for various years.

The CDC data show mortality rates based on deaths from all causes. For the years 2020 and 2021, it gives a separate indication of mortality associated with COVID. The orange line represents what the mortality would be if all COVID deaths (using a broad definition of COVID death, based on COVID appearing as “any cause” on the death certificate) were removed.

COVID vaccines were not available until mid-December 2020, and then for only a very small group, so the difference in the orange and blue lines at the 2020 point represents the number of COVID deaths for the age group, before the vaccines became available. The 2021 difference between the two lines represents the number of deaths from COVID taking into account whatever vaccines were used for this age group. We might expect the gap between the blue and orange lines to become smaller in 2021 than in 2020 if the vaccines given to the particular age group (or the prior antibodies from catching the illness) were making a significant change in reducing COVID cases in 2021.

Looking at Figure 6, COVID has essentially no impact on babies under Age 1. The total number of deaths seemed to drop more than usual in 2020, perhaps partly because mothers were at home more. For Ages 1-4, death rates are up in 2021, but not because of COVID. COVID seems to play practically no role in the mortality of Ages 5-14 and at most a very minor role for Ages 15-24. For the latter group, mortality is significantly up in both 2020 and 2021, perhaps because of more suicides and risky behavior resulting in death (such as car accidents and drug overdoses).

Figure 7. Death rates per 100,000 for four groupings between ages 25 and 64, based on CDC Provisional Mortality Data for various years.

We can see similar patterns to what we saw for Ages 15-24 in the chart above, but with progressively more COVID in the mix of causes leading to the uptick in the overall death rates. The share of COVID cases in the mix rises in 2021 relative to 2020 for all of these age groupings, despite the vaccines and prior immunity which should start building up (if immunity is truly “durable,” something that is not always the case).

Figure 8. Death rates for three groups from age 65 and up, based on CDC Provisional Mortality Data for various years.

It is only when we get to these oldest ages that death rates stop increasing in 2021. In fact, when the impact of COVID deaths is removed, the death rates seem to be improving. These age groups tended to get the vaccine early. They also lost quite a few sickly members in 2020, when the first round of COVID hit. The remaining group may be in somewhat better health than the original mix. Also, as mentioned in Section [3], they may also have more antibodies from actually catching COVID during 202o, while living in a care home.

[5] We can perhaps get an inkling of what is going wrong with death rates by comparing deaths by cause for January 2020, January 2021, and January 2022, based on monthly provisional death data.

A sample of one month is not very much, but January tends to be bad for mortality because the cold weather encourages dry indoor conditions, especially in the colder parts of the country. People tend to stay inside more because of cold weather. Vitamin D levels tend to be low because of lower sunlight exposure. Communicable disease deaths, including those of COVID, tend to be high at this time of year.

Figure 9. Chart prepared by Gail Tverberg using CDC data for Select Natural Causes. Amounts for January 2022 are likely somewhat incomplete because of the lag in death certificate preparation.

Looking at Figure 9, the first thing we notice is that total January 2022 deaths from natural causes are still outrageously high compared with January 2020 deaths. These deaths exclude deaths from suicides, drug overdoses, car accidents and many other unnatural causes that we know are trending up substantially, so the overall situation is probably even worse than natural death indications would suggest.

One thing we notice is that heart disease deaths seem to be trending higher. This could be a fluke, or it might be caused by COVID or the vaccines (or both). Investigation might be useful.

Cancer deaths, at least based on this tiny sample, seem to be flat. This suggests that fears of a rapid rise in cancer deaths because of vaccine-related issues may be unwarranted.

COVID deaths in January 2022 are down from their very elevated level in January 2021.

Cerebrovascular diseases, diabetes and kidney disease deaths all are higher, in this very small sample. These diseases would all seem to possibly be influenced by a greater number of COVID cases or perhaps by side effects associated with vaccines or with treatments. Researchers interested in these topics should be aware that data are being collected that might give insight into changes in the number of deaths associated with these causes.

One thing that alarmed me when I looked at the CDC’s list of “selected” natural causes is that the list of diseases for which data is given is not very complete. One grouping that clearly has been omitted is diseases of the liver. I would strongly suspect that deaths from diseases of the liver are rising, if people have been staying at home and drinking more alcoholic beverages.

[6] Conclusions and ideas for further examination.

Clearly, the CDC has a huge quantity of data that can be examined if anyone wants to put the time and energy into looking at it. Too often researchers coming from the biological sciences do not stop and think about using whatever data is available to support or refute their ideas, at least based on the evidence to date.

The significant increases in mortality for the many age groups between 15 and 64 would seem to suggest that something is going badly wrong. Someone should be examining these changes. If part of the problem is that vaccines are having serious side effects, this can perhaps be seen by analyzing deaths by cause for these age groups.

The lack of COVID cases in the youngest age groupings (babies and Ages 1-4) would suggest that vaccines are not really needed for these age groupings. Babies don’t excessively fill hospitals with COVID cases. Training their immune systems to look for a long-extinct version of the virus cannot be very helpful in the long run.

If the underlying purpose of vaccines is to help the profitability of big companies, hospitals, doctors and vaccine-makers, this makes a big difference in our understanding of what we are being told. Clearly, the government is also a big employer; its ability to stay within its budget is enhanced by holding down the hospital and other medical costs of its employees. For example, if the government wants the hospitalization costs and work lost by those in the US Army and US Navy to be as low as possible, it will mandate vaccines for these employees. The CDC, being a government agency, cannot help but be at least somewhat influenced by what government leaders are demanding when interpreting scientific evidence.

The government cannot explain that the reason it wants everyone to be vaccinated has essentially nothing to do with disease transmission, without upsetting many people, so it publicizes its change in stance with respect to vaccines as little as possible. Businesses do not want it known that their reason for demanding vaccines is to hold down their own COVID healthcare costs, so they are not anxious to publicize the underlying reason, either. Thus, the vast majority of citizens are not aware of the fact that even with boosters, their chance of catching COVID and passing it along to others is still very high. Studies seem to indicate that boosters may provide an individual person with a short window (6 weeks, or so) of lower likelihood of catching COVID, but the overall effect is not enough to reduce the overall pattern of disease transmission.

If a vaccine against Omicron is developed, we need to be aware that there is a high probability that by the time the vaccine is widely distributed, the virus will have mutated sufficiently that its only benefit will be to somewhat reduce the severity of whatever version of COVID is prevalent at the time the next wave of cases appears. Thus, we cannot hope that with a better-directed vaccine, it will make any substantial difference in disease transmission. Thus, we should expect that the major benefit will always be “reduced healthcare costs with respect to COVID.”

There are quite a few people who have discovered from reading on-line articles that there are ways of potentially reducing the severity of COVID besides receiving the vaccine. These include raising vitamin D levels in advance of contracting COVID and taking any number of common, inexpensive drugs (including aspirin) if the disease does hit. They also recognize that the long-term effects of the vaccines are unknown. For example, if repeated too many times, the vaccines may damage the immune system, according to some analyses. The views of these vaccine-refusers need to be respected. The vaccine-refusers can easily be turned into scapegoats.

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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4,227 Responses to A Few Insights Based on CDC Data Regarding COVID and its Vaccines

  1. Student says:

    A nice article from Ugo Bardi about propaganda during war time.


    • I had never heard the term “fog of war.”

      I think we have reached the point where we have a “fog of peacetime” as well. Hardly anyone is old enough to remember what happened in World War II. Ugo has examples, in Italian, of what newspapers there reported. Most people cannot imagine that what is reported could be false.

      • Fast Eddy says:

        When you have video of dead bodies coming back to life… during a ‘war’… you have to question the entire narrative.

        The Uke war is proving to be very useful as a scapegoat for inflation — which is caused by costs associated with picking high-hanging resource fruit….

        Given the Elders are aware of the true nature of the beast — what would be the point of going to real war — and might they not contrive a war… to create the perception that the inflation beast is temporary … and will end when Putin is defeated?

        The PR Team is throwing everything at this — can anyone remember so many Hollywood Stars and major musicians getting on board like they have for this?

        • Ben Stiller is somewhere over there now, giving Zelensky much-needed technical advice.

          • Fast Eddy says:

            I heard that part of his mission was to make himself available to Z in any way possible…

            Z bent Stiller over the desk and Black Mirrored him. Stiller never tried that before but he kinda liked it cuz he’s got a thing for Z… he’s his hero right? That’s what heroes are supposed to do

      • Herbie R Ficklestein says:

        The first I heard the expression was from the 2003 documentary of former Sec of Defense
        The Fog of War: Eleven Lessons from the Life of Robert S. McNamara is a 2003 American documentary film about the life and times of former U.S. Secretary of Defense Robert McNamara, illustrating his observations of the nature of modern warfare. It was directed by Errol Morris and features an original score by Philip Glass. The title derives from the military concept of the “fog of war”, which refers to the difficulty of making decisions in the midst of conflict.

        The film was screened out of competition at the 2003 Cannes Film Festival[2] and won the Academy Award for Best Documentary Feature and the Independent Spirit Award for Best Documentary Feature of 2003.[3] In 2019, it was selected by the Library of Congress for preservation in the United States National Film Registry for being “culturally, historically, or aesthetically significant”.[4]

        The fog of war (German: Nebel des Krieges) is the uncertainty in situational awareness experienced by participants in military operations.[1] The term seeks to capture the uncertainty regarding one’s own capability, adversary capability, and adversary intent during an engagement, operation, or campaign. Military forces try to reduce the fog of war through military intelligence and friendly force tracking systems. The term has become commonly used to define uncertainty mechanics in wargames.

        The word “fog” (German: Nebel), but not the exact phrase, in reference to ‘uncertainty in war’ was introduced by the Prussian military analyst Carl von Clausewitz in his posthumously published book, Vom Kriege (1832), the English translation of which was published as On War (1873):

        War is the realm of uncertainty; three quarters of the factors on which action in war is based are wrapped in a fog of greater or lesser uncertainty. A sensitive and discriminating judgment is called for; a skilled intelligence to scent out the truth.

        — Carl von Clausewitz[2]
        It has been pointed out that von Clausewitz does not use the exact phrase “fog of war,” and also uses multiple similar metaphors, such as “twilight” and “moonlight”, to describe a ‘lack of clarity’.[3] The first known use of the exact phrase in text dates to 1896 in a book titled The Fog of War by Sir Lonsdale Augustus Hale, where it is described as “the state of ignorance in which commanders frequently find themselves as regards the real strength and position, not only of their foes, but also of their friends.”[4]

  2. Rodster says:

    Ravens’ Jaylon Ferguson dies at 26: and of course………..”The cause of death is currently unknown.”


    See, I know you are all thinking. It was not the vaccine because we now know they are totally 100% safe and effective. My guess is his startled him during the night and he suffered a heart attack. That’s pretty much how young healthy athletes leave this planet so soon.

  3. Yoshua says:

    “BREAKING: Polio virus samples found in London sewage”

    Pandora’s box is now open

  4. Herbie Ficklestein says:

    I am an 83-year-old dad – I’ve just had a son with my wife, 35, but I live knowing I will never get to I see him grow up
    By Fiona Connor, The Sun

    doctor who is the father of a baby boy at 83 years old says he lives each day knowing he won’t get to see his son grow up.

    Nutrition expert Alberto Cormillot says he does what he can now to give the tot as many memories as possible.

    His wife, Estefania Pasquini, 35, became pregnant with the tot after fertility treatment.

    Despite Dr. Cormillot’s age, he says he is actively involved in raising his son, Emilio.

    He said: “I’m aware that life is not infinite. That little guy’s here and I’m going to accompany him until a certain moment.

    “Until that happens I plan to enjoy every day to the fullest and make plans that are more short-term, which means I enjoy every day as fully as I can.”

    He tries to make their time together as enjoyable as possible to leave his son with memories he can hold on to for life.

    Thinking about the future, Dr. Cormillot constantly leaves audio messages for his son to discover in the future.

    He said: “That means that although he still really is a baby, he has a phone number with WhatsApp in which I record audio and send him videos.

    don’t over-dramatize things, I just record the reality of life.”

    He already has two adult sons, Renee and Adrian, and three granddaughters. His first wife Monika Arborgast died in 2017.

    Dr. Cormillot – who lives in Argentina – was diagnosed with colon cancer in 2012, but all traces of the tumor were removed by surgery.

    This is why the Human Race are a bunch of Mister DNA MoreONS!.
    Here is a prime example, an educated “Doctor” no less and the woman obvious had her biological click alarm set to go off and rush one out while she still could.
    Happens more often and Jay Hanson was right…DIeOff is a certainty …
    Doesn’t upset me at all nowadays knowing the end is near…so let the MoreONS rule…great entertainment as DavieBigBucs likes to write…👶👶👶👶👶🚼🚼🚼

    • Rodster says:

      It’s actually irresponsible on the part of both parents knowing the Dad isn’t going to be around much longer. So the kid grows up without his biological father, who knows who the mother will find to replace her husband? Will he be a loser since the wife probably has money and is living a comfortable life? If she does marry a loser, will he drain her bank account?

      Join us tomorrow for another thrilling episode of “As The Stomach Turns”.

      • Xabier says:

        Memories for his son to hold on to’: such as grief, for instance?

        Hopefully he’ll kick the bucket pretty soon, so the child will remember nothing and not even register is death.

      • JMS says:

        OTOH, growing up with two biological parents is so 1950… Almost as outdated now as having siblings.

  5. ivanislav says:

    Okay, so what about breeder nuclear reactors that use 99+% of the fuel energy rather than conventional which use less than 1%? Seems like that can provide a massive and stable base-load energy. The Russians (and the Chinese piggy-backing their work) have figured out the technology and it’s in use today.

    So with a stable base-load, we shouldn’t need massive battery-storage as for wind/solar, and we just need to outfit vehicles with batteries instead of ICE. And this relieves pressure on fossil fuels for the petrochemical industry and other uses.

    Seems doable. The show will go on? And everyone here is a chicken little?

  6. Fast Eddy says:

    Thar she blows!

    How to undo 40 years of improving inflation in two years. Today, UK inflation hit 9.1% but we all know it is much higher than that.

    Energy prices (gas and electricity) rose by 54% in April and a further two increases are planned for October and January. This will push prices up by at least another 50% in the space of a few months.

    Food prices have increased by at least 20% with many staples, such as pasta, rising by 50%.

    This is happening around the world but each individual country comes up with their own excuses. In the UK, it is fashionable to blame Brexit. Whilst this will be having some impact, shutting down the economy for two years, forcing healthy people not to work, printing £500 billion via the Bank of England and then suddenly reopening the economy might not have helped.

    This is only going to get worse. How do I know this? Because the incompetent politicians who put us in this mess in the first place are still in power and there are no signs of this changing.

    A large section of the population who called for lockdowns won’t admit lockdowns caused the pain we are in now. Instead, Russia invading Ukraine will be blamed by the metropolitan elite who will be able to ride this storm out. In fact many of them won’t know what the fuss is about. They will have received large inflation busting pay rises, further contributing to the price/wage inflation spiral.

    I dread to think how many will cope during the winter. The graph above started in the early 1980s when Ronald Reagan said “Government’s first duty is to protect the people, not ruin their lives”. It seems our current politicians never received this memo.



    • Fast Eddy says:

      VAIDS Update

      Loads of players missing from the hockey beer league this evening… asked where is everyone … ‘sick’

      One guy on our team missed last week – sick – was not feeling well today but came out – he told me he has not been well for months…

      He has a connection with a medical centre so got his first shot when all the old busted f789s were getting jacked up so he likely has already have Booster 2.

      As far as I know I am the only unjacked player in the entire league – by the time we get around to the finals in October (if we get to October) Fast Eddy will be shooting against an empty net and not opponents… hahahahahahaaha

      I am watching VAIDS in action….

      They’ll all be rushing out for more boosters cuz they believe the Vax is Safe (and Effective).. so More is Better.


      Sucks to be them… Great to be me… Jenna sucks in her wheelchair too.. the world is just one big sucking sound…

  7. Fast Eddy says:

    Mind Control: Mass Media + Isolation Created the Biggest Mass Formation Event In History

    Prof. Mattias Desmet: “They [citizens] are all isolated in their own homes. They all share the same narratives, they all share the same beliefs, they all share the same myths, because these myths, narratives, beliefs, are distributed through the mass media … And the modern masses, these lonely masses, are much, much more vulnerable [to] propaganda and indoctrination [than] the ancient masses just because in an isolated state, people are less resilient to the infusion of ideas from outside.”


    @VigilantFox | Rumble (https://rumble.com/v19bqs2-mind-control-mass-media-isolation-created-the-biggest-mass-formation-event-.html) | Full Video (https://www.redvoicemedia.com/video/2022/06/the-psychology-of-totalitarianism-prof-mattias-desmet-video-interview/ref/8/)

  8. Tim Groves says:

    Aussie Anti-Anti-Vaxxer Comedian Suddenly Drops Dead!

    From the Covid Blog:

    Mr. Darrell Beveridge was the 41-year-old personality behind the Instagram account known as “CookSuck.” The Sydney man referred to himself as the “internet food police.” The CookSuck Instagram channel has 40,000 followers as of publishing. The corresponding Twitter and Facebook channels have 6,800 and 23,000 followers, respectively. Most of his posts reviewed unappetizing-looking meals and food stuffs.

    Give credit where it’s due. Mr. Beveridge wasn’t a Johnny-come-lately vaxx zealot. He was belittling and insulting “anti-vaxxers” on Twitter as far back as 2015.

    – – – –

    Me again:

    This was perhaps Mr. Beveridge’s wittiest tweet in a lifetime of witty tweets:

    “Anti-vaxxers are like people who’ve done a big shit in their pants. You’re allowed to do it, it’s very natural, and the bathroom is possibly a scam created by BigToilet™️, but the general public don’t want you in the room with them while they’re eating.”

    Mr. Beveridge died “suddenly” and “unexpectedly” on June 15, according to Seven News in Australia. No further details were provided.

    He made lots of people laugh during his lifetime, and he’s made lots of others laugh by dying. What a guy!!



    • Lastcall says:

      Excellent news. I am laughing too! Not loudly but…
      Laughing Last
      Laughing longest.

    • Fast Eddy says:

      For some reason I suddenly feel extra happy

      So happy I am clapping my hands… and stomping my feet!

    • Xabier says:

      Clicking on news like this over one’s morning coffee gives one the uplift to go on, with a smile on one’s face and a spring in one’s step.

      Peculiarly satisfying to hear of those who bullied and abused others getting their just deserts, isn’t it?

      The Great Re-set eating its own, like any other revolution….

    • Wet My Beak says:

      As an Australian it might have been booze that got him. I believe Australians are nursed with beer after they are born

    • Rodster says:

      Awesome news! One less vaxxer on this planet. He should have listened to Drs. Kory, McCullough, Cole and Malone.

  9. TIm Groves says:

    Simultaneous Worker’s Strike Around the World
    Coincidences Galore.

    By John Paul

    Months ago I forecasted that worker’s strikes would become the norm (below) even I am surprised by the events of the last 10 days.

    JP gives a mention to strikes in the UK, Belgium, Spain, Canada, South Korea, Atlantic City casinos, the airline SAS…….


    • When the price of commodities rises too high (because there is not enough resources to go around), workers feel like they are the ones not adequately compensated. Workers are the least powerful elements of society. Government, business owners and managers all are more powerful. Inflation because of inadequate commodity supply and money printing by central banks makes the situation worse.

      • Bobby says:

        It’s the continuation of labour by the lowest tare groups of the workforce that make it possible for the majority of those higher up in civilisation to generate wealth or just benefit period (funding pensions, rent, providing tax, feeding political ambition, or producing finished products/services for example). They are indeed the weakest group in the system by design, and so the system becomes one of absolute control. Here exists the very fetters of bondage that lead ultimately to anthropomorphic subconscious collective self destruction. As a force, it seems almost opposite to Mirrors concept of ‘Will to power’, correct me if need be, it seems more in fact like ‘Will to enslavement’ as a means of total control of the masses. Little to wonder we’re seeing this now; if about to witness a fast exit from abundant FF energy.

        In reality such exploitative practices and hierarchies support our current global system, As a collective, by shear numbers this group forms the majority of the actual working class and pays the most tax and the most to just exist relative to income.

        When the most exploited group become conscious of this exploitation and fully realise they cannot meet their needs through their labour, because they can’t access sufficient goods and services, we’re in big trouble.

        They will stop consuming legally by default and be forced to consume ‘alternatively’ It’s called blowback. In a situation where economic conditions are declining rapidly as we see today, with fast track regression to even less resources, most in such groups risk being punished even more for their efforts to gain autonomy, but the consequences will be even more catastrophic if they can’t meet legitimate needs, they will literally rebel and no one could blame them. The beginning of Eddy’s ROFaces. Dark days

        • Fast Eddy says:

          And they will skin the elites and the Elders alive .. recall how the Khmer Rouge murdered anyone considered to be an intellectual — wearing eye glasses got you a bullet

  10. Lastcall says:

    This is why Western Europe can/must be sacrificed.

    ‘All empires have at some point realized and deployed similar geo-political strategies. Namely, prevent collusion, maintain security dependence among vassals, which will keep these tributaries compliant, forment occasional wars in order to bring in more tributaries seeking protection (witness Sweden and Norway seeking NATO membership), and then for those barbarians that are not under the empire’s control, ensure they never come together to form a collective resistance. These barbarians are the Russians, Indians, Chinese, and Arabs.

    It follows that America’s primary interest is to help ensure that no single power comes to control this geopolitical space and that the global community has unhindered financial and economic access to it.’

    Doug casey quoting Zbigniew Brzezinski, 1997, “The Grand Chessboard.”

    Better that Europe collapse than it joins forces with its natural ally, Russia. Hence USSA regime directing Nato allies to wither via energy embargoes because it is obvious it cannot win against the locals.

    • davidinamonthorayearoradecade says:

      and amazingly, Europe is willingly agreeing to its own demise by bowing down to the USSA and its NATZO military unit.

      the ground war and the economic/political war have slowed down to a crawl.

      don’t we all want much more action?

      secure the east and onward to Odesa!

      the economic/political scenario has a built in red line when the colder weather comes and energy resources become much more “noticeable”.

      stand strong, Europe!

      stop 100% of immmoral FF imports from immmoral Russia!

      do the right thing!

      do it now!

  11. CTG says:

    China’s Lockdowns And Heavy Rains Ease Coal Shortage


    From the headlines, it looks like China needs lockdown and rains to ensure that there is adequate energy for its residents. That is a very bad way of doing things viewing that people who are locked down are not going to be economically productive.

    It seems to be that this will be a downward spiral until the bottom of the Seneca cliff

  12. CTG says:

    Remember that a few posts back when I commented on the lack of tourists in Asia where China does not allow foreigners to enter and extremely limited number of tourists to Japan? I am still monitoring the webcams and thinking hard about this.

    Tourist areas of Japan are basically empty with very few domestic tourists and not international tourists. Think about the energy “saved”. How much energy Japan has to spend in keeping tourists happy.

    China – Chinese resident are not allowed to leave China. Exceptions are given but the number is infinitesimal. People (both citizens and foreigners) who left China will find it almost impossible to return to China. Again think about the energy saved on the airlines moving large number of passengers in/out of this large country. Since inter-district travel is not allowed, tourism is basically dead and there is no need to maintain tourist attractions.

    South Korea. I was pretty surprised that closed to tourism until 1st June. Checked the webcams of tourists areas, there is no none.

    The fact that flights are still not regular means there is less chance of people flying around. Add in the high ticket prices, only die-harders will do it. Of course a large percentage of those who are no vaccinated will not (or unable) to travel.

    EU – they know they don’t have enough energy yet they have open skies. It is seriously a recipe for disaster.

    • Fast Eddy says:

      Air travel has been made inconvenient to reduce the amount of air travel and save aviation fuel – I believe that competes with diesel and diesel has priority…

    • davidinamonthorayearoradecade says:

      this is all quite excellent!

      the discretionary travel sector gets hammered, and the self-organizing global economy continues its turn towards sending a higher % of money to essentials.

      and the direct benefit is more diesel!

      thus helping to ensure a prolonged bAU heading towards the 2030s!

      IC IC, baby!


      que sera sera.

    • The big cutback on building in China is no doubt saving a huge amount of energy as well.

  13. Michael Le Merchant says:

    Germany on verge of gas emergency ‘alarm stage’ – Die Welt

    The measures in question kick in when there is a major disruption in supply or demand

    Gas regulator Bundesnetzagentur has recently outlined details of an auction system to be debuted in coming weeks aimed at reducing gas consumption among manufacturers. The agency’s head has expressed concern that current gas supplies will last Germany through the winter. At the same time, the CEO of Germany’s largest energy utility, Markus Krebber, hinted at an apocalyptic scenario as “there is currently no plan… at European level” to “redistribute the gas if we were fully cut off.”

    If imposed, the measures will allow utilities to pass on gas costs to consumers. While it is unclear how high those price increases will be, one source suggests the average three-person household could face an increase as high as €2,000.

    • davidinamonthorayearoradecade says:

      “If imposed, the measures will allow utilities to pass on gas costs to consumers.”


      make them pay for what these FFs are really worth.

      wow, the good news is just flowing tonight (baby).

  14. Rodster says:

    “Investing in the ‘Age of Consequences’” by Chris Martenson


    Economic collapse is now unavoidable. Whether this happens via a deflationary or an inflationary or a stagflationary collapse is an open question, but also academic. In any of these future states, the average person gets economically harmed while the wealthy do relatively better.

    And by “collapse” I don’t mean “things suddenly go all Mad Max all at once.” I mean 1) whole sectors like finance retreat and don’t come back, 2) printing money comes to be regarded as an act of sabotage that harms more than it helps (thereby ending a 40-year-old regime of currency debasement), and 3) we all suddenly have to begin living within our means.

    • Fast Eddy says:

      Within our means… hahahahaha

    • davidinamonthorayearoradecade says:

      Chris is right.

      the 2030s are really going to sukc.

    • An increasing number of us commenters are talking about collapse likely being ahead.

      • CTG says:

        An increasing number of us commenters are talking about collapse likely being ahead.

        The number of people who can have a bird’s eye view of things is very few and far apart.

        There are people who thing precious metal will help; there are people who think that prepping will help. Others think that if Japan is affected, USA will not be affected. Some have the idea that if oil is running low, they can use a bicycle.

        In my life, the only people who can see all of these numbered no more than 3. The rest are all at OFW.

      • Fast Eddy says:

        That guy on the street corner in every city shouting The World is Ending … is no longer being dismissed.

      • Alex says:

        An increasing number of commenters are also talking about the monkey plague, er, monkey pox.

        That’s what commenters usually do – they talk about The Current Thing in a way that attracts the most attention.

    • Xabier says:

      What ‘means’?

      We are utterly embedded within a failing (and sabotaged) complex system, and only fit to function within it.

      We are not like 19th c British aristocrats who, when they over-spent on pleasures, hunting, mistresses, etc, shut up their grand houses, dismissed most of the servants, and went to live cheaply in France, Germany or Italy for a decade until financial matters had straightened out as revenue continued to accumulate from their farmland and investments.

      ‘Living within our means’, ‘De-growth’, etc, are really only euphemisms for death.

      • Fast Eddy says:

        When all the food is dependent on fossil fuels – then yep — there is no ‘mean’ to live within….

        Pile up the cans high and melt down the gun barrels shootin MOREONS. That’s Plan B.. or C…

  15. Michael Le Merchant says:

    The EU Is Considering Capping Gas Prices

    Italy’s idea that the EU impose a cap on natural gas prices has emerged as the “only sustainable solution” to soaring energy prices, Italian Energy Transition Minister Roberto Cingolani said at an energy conference in Rome on Tuesday.

    Weeks ago, Italy proposed to the other EU member states that they place a cap on the price of gas in order to tame soaring inflation and skyrocketing energy prices in the 27-member bloc. Other EU countries have expressed doubts that a price cap would work.

    At the end of May, Italy’s Prime Minister Mario Draghi said that the European Commission would look into setting a price cap on imported Russian natural gas.

    Speaking at the conference today, minister Cingolani said that “the proposal of a cap on prices has gradually emerged as the only sustainable solution.”

    “We need to avoid a scenario in which someone wakes up one morning and sets a crazy price,” Cingolani said, adding that he believed Italy would get something in terms of a cap on gas prices at the discussions within the EU.

    • Rodster says:

      Price controls never work. It provides no incentives for the producers to produce more because they lose more under price controls and it doesn’t encourage the consumer to consume less.

      • davidinamonthorayearoradecade says:

        since they never work, and will only sckrew up EU supplies even more, let’s hope that the EU does do price controls.

        it will be much fun to watch.

    • In other words, let some other countries buy the natural gas. EU’s industries flounder. EU’s lights go off. Not really a good solution.

    • Alex says:

      It was the EU who insisted on trading gas at spot prices; Russia wanted long-term contracts. When the spot price was low, it was ‘good’. Now when the spot price is high, it is ‘bad’.

  16. Fast Eddy says:

    Caleb Swanigan, former Purdue standout and first-round NBA draft pick, dead at 25


    SADS. hahahaha Well it’s SAD i guess…

    • Wet My Beak says:

      Doctor = criminal. No exceptions.

    • Rodster says:

      I read his story and “supposedly” he has had a history of drug abuse.

      • Fast Eddy says:

        Yes of course….

        The thing is .. in sports where massive amounts of money are involved (not rugby of course)…. teams do extensive background checks before they draft a player….

        The don’t just ask if he can play … they want to know family background — any criminal activities… drugs booze etc etc etc…

        I have a friend who works with a sports agency that reps NHL players… and this is one of the jobs he handles…

        You do not get drafted in the first round of the NBA… if you have drug problem… no way in hell

  17. Fast Eddy says:

    Jenna Jameson is home from the hospital, still using a wheelchair after health woes
    The former po-rn star has been struggling with a mystery illness


    that ‘sucks’

    • Rodster says:

      “that ‘sucks’

      I see what you did there! 🤓

      • Wet My Beak says:

        She has built up bad karma. Now comes the suffering.

        • Fast Eddy says:

          I fact checked this and Snopes has taken her into his stable of pros ti tutes… word is his wife is miffed with him cuz she was the Feature Burned Out P orn Star… but there’s a new hag on the block… I fact checked that too – an insider says she beat the shit out of Snopes the other day.

          Notice how seamlessly Fast Eddy connected those dots.

        • Xabier says:

          A friend in banking was at a party in New York, about 20 years ago, where his boss had arranged a – rather interactive – floor show by none other than the lovely Jenna J.

          He was so shocked by the degeneracy that he actually left.

          Let’s just say she worked hard for her money…….

          • Fast Eddy says:

            The sleaze in that industry is epic… I am aware of an M&A team being taken to a karaoke (it ain’t really about singing…) and the boss man encouraged everyone to getting roaring wasted… and pair off with a hottie… those who took a pass on the festivities were in his bad books going forward… not sure what the deal was with the female staff.. perhaps not invited… or perhaps they were expected to service the boss man….

            • Xabier says:

              So many stories from the world of high finance…

              A psycho banking boss once got a newly-hired underling to jump into a pool in a gimp mask, for a $ reward: the imbecile nearly drowned.

              So desperate to please the boss and get ahead: of course, from then on the psycho homed in on him as weak, and left the others alone.

              The delightful bit is the psycho himself got suckered and cleaned out by his much younger wife, who’d married him just to do that (she’d had a regular lover on the side all the time).

              Once a child arrived, she was out and suing for millions. He’d met someone as unscrupulous and ruthless as himself…..

      • Fast Eddy says:

        That’s about all she can do these days…

    • Lastcall says:

      ‘Jameson filmed herself bending one of her legs while lying on a bed.’

      Situation normal then?

  18. Fast Eddy says:

    How the stars (with lots of help from “our free press”) are spinning their “adverse events” as feel-good news

    Meanwhile, not even those whose working lives have been destroyed by “vaccination” dare even mention it, much less question it

    See how these celebrities, and “our free press,” have variously tried to spin the formers’ sudden weird afflictions as feel-good news of one kind or another: Bruce Willis is doing really great these days, notwithstanding the aphasia that has ended his career; Justin and Hailey Bieber are “closer than ever,” since her blood clot and his facial paralysis; Jeff Bridges waxes Old and Wise about “mortality,” since his struggle with lymphoma and “COVID-19”; Miles Teller lately mined his “health scare” on the set of Top Gun: Maverick (body rash, anomalous blood poisoning) for a Funny Story about Tom Cruise, shared on “Late Night with Seth Myers”; and so on.

    While such feel-good stories have made lots of headlines, and therefore come up abundantly online, it’s been more difficult to find the grimmer stories of celebrities who have not put a smiley-face on their afflictions: Celine Dion, whose last tour was canceled because of her “ongoing health issues,” much to her keen “disappointment”; Jenna Jameson, “still in a wheelchair”; and all those once-stellar athletes forced into premature retirement by their disparate crippling injuries. If and when you happen on such gloomy items, you should certainly download them, since that kind of information is increasingly taboo, and may even be illegal before long.


    • Xabier says:

      We at Rothschild’s have always known that life, while beautiful and precious, can also be ephemeral and fragile, particularly in this new Age of Pandemics: so make sure to enjoy special time with your loved ones, – particularly after vaccination!

      Jacob XX

      PS We came from the ghetto, and no way are we ever going back there! Life’s a zero-sum game and all that: it’s not personal, just business.

  19. Rodster says:

    So the Bidet Administration wants to transition from FF to green energy. Is there such a thing, since green energy is still reliant on FF? Anyway, he’s criticized the oil industry because they aren’t producing enough to lower gas prices at the pump. It’s all because of silly Putin gas price hikes! 🤪

    So the oil industry is coming back and saying, hey you want us to produce more but you want to discourage the public by using gasoline cars and instead you want them to buy EV’s. We have invested billions more than we’re making in return and your Administration has tied our hands by exploring areas we can get to the oil we need to produce more fuel.

    Right now the Chevron CEO makes a great point and Joe Bidet’s response?

    Biden Slams Chevron, Says “Didn’t Know They’d Get Their Feelings Hurt That Quickly”

    • Biden and his staff don’t seem to understand how badly a greater supply of inexpensive to produce oil is needed. Of course, it isn’t really available. Clean energy won’t substitute.

    • Fast Eddy says:

      I strongly suspect the men who control Bidet.. are aware that solar wind etc… is total bullshit…

      The only reason it exists is to feed hopium to the MOREONS making them believe there is a future…

    • The insurance companies are the ones who tend to figure out what is going wrong. I am not sure what happens with school age children dying; they usually aren’t covered by insurance policies.

      In fact, there have been some young people dying all along. This keeps newspapers from investigating.

      • Fast Eddy says:

        What I need to happen before the July school break when the hordes of vermin pour onto the ski hills clogging up the lifts and getting in the way of the Fast Eddy Speed Train…

        Is for mike to get out there and encourage more kids to get boosted … so we get some kinda attrition thing happening …

        We’re not asking for you to push them a 4th booster ‘cuz 2+1 is sufficient’… we wouldn’t want to you to violate your code of ethics mike

        2+1 is most definitely ‘enough’ to get us to where FE wants us to be…

        Now get out there and preach the good word mike — hang out at the school gets urging the kiddies to inject

  20. Fast Eddy says:

    norm – what’s going on here?

    Young people dying in their sleep is now happening on a regular basis

    Here’s the latest victim. I wonder what the cause is? It only started happening after the vaccines rolled out, and it’s ONLY happening to vaccinated people. The CDC refuses to investigate.



  21. Michael Le Merchant says:

    Oil Jumps, Crack Spread Near Record After Market Ignores Latest Idiocy From Biden Admin

  22. Student says:

    Two interesting scientific data, one for men the other for women:

    – The effect of the COVID-19 BNT162b2 vaccine on semen parameters among semen donors


    – 82% Pregnant Women Getting COVID Vaccine have Miscarriages – More than the Abortion Pill


    • Jef Jelten says:

      So if you can’t get an abortion at least you can still get a Gene Jab so that work out.

    • For men, any semen problems seem to be very temporary:

      Overall, the study findings showed that while sperm concentration reduced after three months of BNT162b2 vaccination with subsequent recovery, sperm motility and semen volume remained largely unaffected. The findings indicated that BNT162b2 vaccinations were safe for males of reproductive age in the long-term and support vaccine administration.

      I have difficulty believing the rates for women. The normal early miscarriage rate is high, without any vaccination. If the miscarriage rate was as high as 82%, we would be noticing it in birth figures.

      • Student says:

        Sorry, but I would be anyway worried of any kind of alteration, even if temporary, of my sperm, considering also the kind of mRNA therapy which can interact in still unknown ways inside our bodies.
        As I also would be worried of any mestrual cycle alteration in my body even if temporary.
        We are not talking here of something like a slight headaches after the so called ‘vaccine’.

      • Student says:

        And I agree that for abortion the percentage seems to be too big to be real.
        But even if very lower would be concerning.

        • Fast Eddy says:

          I watched one doctor explain how she’s had 5 patients give birth to babies with their organs outside their bodies in a one month period… it used to be a rare thing pre Covid Injections

          Imagine the horror when that plops out of the vagine…. that’s the end of giblets for that family.

  23. Michael Le Merchant says:

    Vatican official at Davos says the Church is implementing the World Economic Forum agenda

    The Catholic Church intends to ‘implement policies and programs to put into practice the issues considered by the forum,’ said Father Leonir Chiarello, the Superior General of the Scalabrinian order.

    DAVOS, Switzerland (LifeSiteNews) – A Vatican cleric attending the 2022 Davos Summit, a conference hosted by the World Economic Forum (WEF) which advances a punishing “green” agenda, open borders, and “future pandemic” management, has said that the Catholic Church is “committed to the various issues considered at the forum.”

    Speaking with Vatican News, Father Leonir Chiarello, Superior General of the Congregation of the Missionaries of Saint Charles (Scalabrinians), said that the Church leads the way in implementing many of the WEF’s globalist ideals.

    Chiarello, whom Pope Francis appointed as a member of the Congregation for Institutes of Consecrated Life and Societies of Apostolic Life, explained that there are eight “fundamental themes” which the Davos forum is considering at its annual meeting, including “climate and nature, fairer economics … health and healthcare, global cooperation, and society and equity.”

    The superior general commended the forum on its commitment to “working together” under the umbrella of “co-responsibility and international co-operation … to proceed in the achievement of outcomes of these main topics we discuss in the forum.”

    Many “challenges” that the forum wishes to address, according to the cleric, include the coronavirus crisis and wars around the world. Principally, Chiarello said the Church must work with secular organizations to “build consensus and a common agenda to address the issues of caring for nature, the economy, labor, technology, business, healthcare, social equity, and the other issues considered by the forum.”

    Additionally, Chiarello said the Church is committed to “implement policies and programs to put into practice the issues considered by the forum” and “to establish mechanisms for international co-operation and co-responsibility aimed at achieving concrete results” from the goals set at the Swiss resort.

    “The Catholic Church is already committed to the various issues considered at the forum, both globally and locally,” he confirmed.

    • Xabier says:

      The Church has long since ceased to represent the Christ, if it ever did: that gold vaxx coin says it all.

      • Tim Groves says:

        Precisely. Which vaccine would Jesus recommend?

        • davidinamonthorayearoradecade says:


          3 doses in one shot.

          • Tim Groves says:

            In other fake news, the Vatican is launching a new line of jams, marmalades snd pickles that are grown and processed by Benedictine and Franciscan monks.

            They are calling the brand “Saints Preserve Us!”

    • Lastcall says:

      Churches are the original franchise operation; take a product and financialise it.
      MacDonalds actually has to buy and sell product.

    • drb753 says:

      Those who are looking for spirituality better be looking elsewhere. It is a pity because any real resistance in the US is from the Catholic base. If only they knew what their bosses are up to.

    • The Catholic Church seems to be easily influenced by supposed “do-gooders.”

    • Fast Eddy says:

      WEF agenda is code for UEP.

      Everyone is on board with UEP … the enemy is Face Ripping… that must be avoided

  24. Michael Le Merchant says:

    US oil reserves running low – Bloomberg

    The stockpile is forecast to dwindle to a 40-year low by October

    Washington has been actively selling from its Strategic Petroleum Reserve (SPR) over the past year to keep energy prices from rising even higher, Bloomberg reported on Friday, noting that the government can’t keep tapping the reserves forever.

    According to the report, over the past year almost 115 million barrels were released into the market. Those sales have soared to a record high of nearly one million barrels per day since mid-May. At the current rate, the United States is selling more barrels from its reserve than the production of most medium-sized OPEC countries, such as Algeria or Angola.

    The SPR contains two kinds of crude: medium-sour, which is the quality of crude pumped by Russia, most Middle Eastern countries and Venezuela, as well as light-sweet crude.

    Bloomberg’s analysis of official data showed that 85% of the oil sold from the SPR over the past year has been medium-sour. Those sales have reduced the amount of crude inside the reserve “dramatically.”

    If Washington sticks to its current pace, the reserves will shrink to a 40-year low of 358 million barrels by the end of October, when the releases are due to stop. A year ago, the SPR, located in four caverns in Texas and Louisiana, reportedly contained 621 million barrels.

    • Releasing the heavy sour could temporarily help with the shortage of diesel in the world. It could also give refineries the feedstock that is missing, when the refineries are getting a disproportionate amount of the too light oil from shale.

      But what happens when the reserves run out? We won’t be able to grow and transport crops!

    • JP says:

      I am old enough to have witnessed the gas shortages of the 1970s and of course the spike in prices in 2008. In these prior events I also observed broad based attempts to conserve gasoline: car pooling, more bus ridership, less driving, and driving at lower speeds. Currently, I see no attempt to do that now. If we can’t have a full consumerist cornucopia experience then burn it all in a big orgy, worry about tomorrow some other day. When reality comes it will be a cruel master.

  25. Michael Le Merchant says:

    Rehab centers see uptake in patients looking for help controlling crypto addiction

    As the cryptocurrency industry expands and digital currencies become more adopted as an alternative to traditional assets, crypto trading has proven so addictive to some people that they are forced to seek help.

    Indeed, rehab centers where people can seek treatment for addictions like alcohol and gambling are well-known, and recently these facilities have seen an uptick of individuals seeking help controlling their crypto trading, as per the Bloomberg Crypto podcast published on June 21.

    From temptation to desperation

    According to Wells, people are checking into these centers because they’re finding it hard to control their crypto trading activities, with some facilities charging a lot of money for their services.

    He briefly mentioned a rehab center in Switzerland that is charging $9,000 per week to treat people who may have cryptocurrency addictions. Such institutions can also be found in Scotland, Maryland, U.S., as well as online.

    Defining crypto addiction is difficult, as there isn’t a single telltale sign of being addicted to crypto. However, Wells spoke with one self-proclaimed crypto addict who didn’t go to a rehab center but has described the harmful effects that crypto trading had on his regular life.

    For instance, he was trading as soon as he got up in the morning, instead of playing with his child, and as a religious person, he started shirking his religious duties. It seemed he couldn’t control his behavior and wanted that to change. According to Wells, this aligns with what some of the experts they spoke with said could potentially be a cryptocurrency addiction.

    He also spoke with a person treated in a rehab center in Scotland. He would start out with a small amount of money, bring it up to $100,000 worth of a crypto asset, and then he’d lose it again. This made him realize that he might not actually want the money but was just “doing it for the thrill.”

  26. Student says:


    ‘The End Of The World Is Just Beginning (For Shipping)’

    Very interesting considerations.

    This make us also understand why the famous silk road by rail through Russia has been destroyed, but the mistake has been not reinforcing the sea route, but also not considering that the sea route is more energy consuming than the rail one.
    But this is only a big European problem…


    • Jef Jelten says:

      No offence student but this G-string Capitan is totally Amerocentric and clueless to what is happening in the world right now. As to Zeihan I have not read him so I can not comment on his book but the trade wars that the US instigated in 2018 and everything that has followed has put deglobalization into overdrive and the BRICKS+ have been picking up the pieces and running with them. What G Cap is talking about is the loss of the “Greatest Free Lunch In the History of the World” by the West. The world is not at risk, the West or what Putin calles the “Golden Billion” are at risk.

      I would recommend reading all of Pepe Escobar’s latest works to understand.

      • Student says:

        I thought it was clear that the pourpose is to show what MSM says.
        G-captain is well documented technical-business-MSM.
        Like Bloomberg is business-MSM.
        Nevertheless it is interesting reading them.

  27. Michael Le Merchant says:

    Travel chaos forces little girl to sleep on floor of airport as American Airlines ENDS service to three destinations and 380 flights are canceled and 3,600 delayed Monday – with 100 ALREADY late or axed for Tuesday

    American Airlines is ending service to three cities due to a ‘regional pilot shortage’ as thousands of frustrated customers are battling flight cancellations and delays.

    An American Airlines spokesperson told DailyMail.com on Monday the company ‘made the difficult decision’ to drop service to airports in Toledo, Ohio; Ithaca, New York and Islip, New York beginning September 7.

    The airline cited a pilot shortage currently affecting the entire airline industry.

    American is allegedly contacting customers scheduled to fly after the route termination date in an effort to ‘offer alternate arrangements.’

    The airline also said it is ‘extremely grateful for the care and service our team members provided’ at the impacted airports and claims to be ‘working closely with them during this time.’

    It is unclear if impacted staff will be utilized at other airports in which American operates as travel demand has caused chaos at nearly every U.S. airport.

    The news comes as more than 3,600 flights were delayed within, or coming into or exiting the United States, and over 380 were canceled, according to Flight Aware.

    American, which is one of the largest air carriers in the U.S., canceled three percent of its routes on Monday. Eighteen percent of routes were met with delays.

    Ongoing flight disruptions have left passengers outraged, with many complaining their children were left sleeping on filthy airport floors while airlines struggle to rebook flights.

    Some travelers claim they were sent home from the airport or forced to rent a car after their ticketed airline failed to provide a new route.

    The ‘Armageddon travel weekend’ that saw more than 20,000 flights canceled or delayed is expected to continue throughout the week. More than 100 flights have already been axed on Tuesday.

  28. Michael Le Merchant says:

    Tempers flare after furious commuters are forced to battle for buses, drive or cycle to the office during the biggest rail strike in 30 years – as Union baron Mick Lynch catches a cab after plunging Britain into chaos

    Britain’s railways came to a halt today after last-ditch talks failed to avert the biggest strikes for 30 years

    Militant RMT union is accused of ‘punishing millions of innocent people’ by pressing ahead with the walkouts

    Walkouts will hinder millions trying to get to work and stop patients from attending vital health appointments

    They will last for months to come as RMT chief said striking would continue for ‘as long as it needs to go on’

    More than 50,000 members have walked out over demands for a 11 per cent pay rise as millions battled into work, were forced to work from home or unable to earn money at all this week in a £100million-plus hammer blow to the already creaking economy.

    The UK has been forced into another de facto lockdown that could be the death knell for many small businesses who have already been struggling for the past two years due to the pandemic and were just getting back on their feet.

    Andrew Haines, Chief Executive of Network Rail, said the strikes are ‘devastating’ for the country, declaring at an empty Waterloo: ‘This is a wasteland. It’s like the darkest days of COVID’. He admitted it’s ‘likely’ the rail strikes will go ahead on Thursday and Saturday – but added: ‘I will do everything I can to try turn that around’.

    And the frustrations of millions was reflected in an incident in east London this morning when a commuter stood in front of a 123 bus between Ilford and Lordship Lane, Tottenham, after it refused to stop for dozens waiting at a bus stop. Witnesses said the irate man had been waiting for 30 minutes but bus after bus flew by. Commuters could be heard angrily talking on their phones about the ‘f****** rail strikes’ as the drama unfolded.

    • Xabier says:

      Full-up buses sailing by was a feature of 70’s, 80’s and 90’s London, it was terrible.

      When I was at art school, it was just as quick – and more interesting – to walk for 1 1/2 hours each way as to wait for a bus. This is no doubt, darlings, why I am so slim and lovely today……

      Trains too were dismal, often cancelled, one after another. No strikes: just utterly, totally, frustratingly rubbish.

    • Tim Groves says:

      Very reminiscent of the good old days, apart from “talking on their phones”.

      But at least this time around the coal miners won’t be striking. There are too few of them left for anyone to notice.

  29. Herbie Ficklestein says:

    Joe Brock

    SINGAPORE (Reuters) – Shipping companies are transforming rust buckets into gold mines in a modern-day alchemy that could fuel already rampant inflation for years to come.

    The disruption to world trade caused by pandemic lockdowns and a shortage of new cargo vessels has pushed freight rates for ageing container ships to record highs.

    Cashing in on the boom, shipping firms are locking in long-term leases lasting three to four years, which means consumers could carry on paying the price for the surge in costs until hundreds of new ships on order come into service.

    Take the Synergy Oakland, a mid-sized vessel flagged in Cyprus that can carry more than 4,200 20-foot steel containers.

    Greek firm Euroseas bought it in 2019 for $10 million when it was already a decade old. As world trade spiralled into chaos last year, it raked in $21 million in just over 100 days at the highest daily freight rate in history for a ship of its size.

    It squeezed in one more short-term charter earning around $10 million in the space of two months before going out on a four-year lease for $61 million in May, a six-fold return in itself on the purchase price three years ago.

    “That was almost the perfect play in a rising market,” Symeon Pariaros, chief administrative officer of the shipping firm told Reuters. “We’ve not seen something like that in the history of the container market.”
    The world’s container ship fleet continued to grow in terms of capacity during the pandemic, rising 2.9% in 2020 after increases of 4% in 2019 and 5.6% in 2018, according to Clarksons Research, a shipping analytics firm.

    But the surge in demand for consumer goods during lockdowns, congestion at ports that tied up ships for longer than expected, and a slowdown in new shipbuilding, partly due to uncertainty about whether vessels would comply with new environmental rules, all contributed to the shipping crunch and record freight costs.

    Container capacity jumped 4.5% last year, mainly because ageing ships that might normally be headed for the graveyard kept on sailing, but it hasn’t been enough to cool prices yet.

    A Reuters review of more than 30 private transactions completed over the last six months showed that ship owners are leasing vessels on long-term charters at record rates to capitalise on the once-in-a-generation bull market.

  30. Student says:

    Jerusalem Post

    (A very interesting clarification about long covid that is different from the creation of variants in immunocompromised patients.
    Given the ability of vaccines to lower immune defenses, the immunocompromised people could thus be the vaccinated themselves…)

    An Israeli research has shown that Covid-19 can continue to replicate, creating variants inside various organs even if nasal swab turns negative.
    It happens in immunocompromised people.
    These cases are not to be confused with long-Covid, which instead is the persistence of Covid-19 symptoms for a long time, which is a different situation.

    I wonder if researchers have connected dots about who can be the immunodepressed people….


    • Xabier says:

      Quite the bio-weapon, but:

      ‘Yea, though I walk through the Valley of the Shadow of Death, yet shall I fear no evil;

      For Thou art with me, Thy rod and Thy staff they comfort me’.

    • More problems, indirectly from the vaccines.

    • Fast Eddy says:

      This no doubt is why so many people are missing from work in the travel industry… we only hear about that industry because it causing huge disruptions to the plans of so many people….

      VAIDS … we can expect more serious illness and death + we can also enjoy reading about more famous fools getting maimed and killed as they continue to inject the boosters

      It’s getting to the point where I am so excited to wake up in the morning — just waiting on the next Beeber or Dion to get destroyed by the injections.

      It’s very much like rubber necking a crash site… but even better.

  31. neil says:

    Excess mortality appears to be running 10-15% above average, in large parts of the world. This falls under Gail’s expertise and I was wondering what the economic impact of this will be if the trend continues for a few more years?

    If people are dying in greater numbers than predicted, particularly if they are a younger cohort, then there will be an impact on insurance, jobs, housing, demographics and consumption in general. Will this feed into deflation?

    • drb753 says:

      IMHO, no. FF are declining 4% a year, but the population is not. Plus, deflation is deflation only for discretionary sectors, things like bitcoin, cruises, web designers and mink furs. For bread and bacon, bricks and hay, and coal, there will be inflation.

      • Dennis L. says:

        Good observation.

        Dennis L.

      • Xabier says:

        Butane gas is still at pre-2019 prices, and I’m even getting offered 10% off for bulk. Can’t last……

      • Right! Fossil fuels are declining a lot faster than mortality, so far.

        I expect that broken supply lines will make collapse speed up. All of these things seem to work together to bring the system down.

  32. Fast Eddy says:

    Roger Helmer: “OK. So electric cars are “greener” after 50,000 miles. But at that point, you’ll have to replace the batteries, and start over. So you’re never greener. This is what we call A SCAM.” https://www.thetimes.co.uk/article/electric-cars-have-to-do-50-000-miles-before-they-are-greener-than-fossil-fuel-vehicles-8hb5m0dm7

    • ivanislav says:

      You’re posting nonsense again. What mainstream EVs need battery replacement after 50k miles.

      • CTG says:

        EV battery replacement is around 8 years or a 80,000km. It degrades to a point where you have only half the capacity. Are you willing to drive if it can stall anytime? Sometimes the software will not allow that to happen.

        Hybrid cars, which were popular a decade plus ago is now totally worthless.

        Forget about quoting websites. If they are paid by the car manufacturer, it will state that the battery needs changing every 20 years.

        • ivanislav says:

          Well Tesloop claims they put over 300k miles on their model X back in 2018:

          “Tesloop, a southern California intercity shuttle, uses Tesla automobiles exclusively. In fact, the company put over 300,000 miles on a Model X in less than two years. That car has lost less than 13% of its original battery capacity.”

          But fine, you don’t believe it and, I’m guessing, are going with data based on crappy 1st gen EVs from second-tier manufacturers with crappy tech.

        • Fast Eddy says:

          Because the replacement costs are massive … I betcha the greenies try to delay buying a new one as long as possible… they probably don’t get 100km on a charge by the 8th year

          The battery is the same as a phone battery – how much would a phone battery hold after 8 years of use….

          EVs are GARBAGE. Only a total f789ing id-iot would buy one of these.

          Enjoy – I like the part where they ask them where the power for the EV comes from hahahahahahahahahahaha

        • Dennis L. says:

          Recently purchased my second hybrid, Toyota.

          Batteries on first replaced at 103K miles, other than that rock solid, 35-41 mpg depending on speed; lower mileage at 75-80 mph over long periods. City mph low 30s. For me, average generally 35 mph combination.

          Sticker price maybe $6k over non hybird, they move faster than a four cylinder, more hp. Feels secure, high fuel prices are not as much of an issue.

          Kept my first hybrid, currently 150K miles, no issues, given parts availability, have a spare, this one is a 2007, no rust issues in MN no less, frequent car washes.

          It is personal, when I fuel I see people sitting in their electrics when I arrive at the pump, still there when I leave.

          Dennis L.

          • Herbie Ficklestein says:

            The Geo Metro of the 1990s got the same or better gas mileage!!!
            Yes, the Metro has become a cult classic, with the high fuel economy XFi being the holy grail of the Metro-centric world. The inexpensive, simple, subcompact Metro was GM’s last attempt to create a car with excellent gas mileage without using the slightest bit of technology.

            The Geo Metro XFi was initially rated at 53 mpg in the city and 58 mpg on the highway using regular gasoline. The EPA later changed their testing and downgraded the car to 43 mpg in the city and 52 mpg on the highway. However, some Metro enthusiasts have reported gas mileage as high as 75 mpg. It seems that each time gas prices spike, there’s renewed interest in the car. Learn more about the Geo Metro in the sections below.

            Geo Metro Features
            In an effort to keep costs down and mileage up, the Metro came on small, skinny, very hard tires. Power windows, door locks, and anti-lock brakes? Nope, nope, and nope. Everything was manual, from the lever-operated heater controls to the window cranks. Though the car got great mileage on the highway, you didn’t want to spend a lot of time there, as the seats had little padding and the car had to huff and puff to keep up with other cars.

            So, Dennis, I’m not impressed

            Still see them on the road. One guy parks one in the employee lot and still going strong since the mid 90s.
            Offered to buy it with a cash offer …he won’t sell
            I call this him THE GEO MAN!

            • Sam says:

              I have a Toyota hybrid….120 k on it! Still has original batteries and original brakes everything! Cabbies are getting 250 k on the batteries easy….

            • Herbie Ficklestein says:

              The surprising part is that even though the oil was changed every 2,995 miles (4,819 km) on average, all the drivetrain parts failed at some point.
              A 2012 Kia Sorento owner made full use of the dealer provided 10-year / unlimited-mile warranty in a very unique way. According to reports, with the dealer-provided unlimited-mile warranty, the owner was able to save tens of thousands of dollars.

              While Kia offered a 10-year / 100,000-mile warranty as standard on all cars in 2012, a dealer offered a Sorento customer a bumper-to-bumper unlimited-mile warranty for an additional US$7,000. This dealer-issued warranty expired recently, with the Kia Sorento owner having clocked over 6 lakh miles (9.65 lakh km) on his SUV.

              Not only that, over the course of the 10-year unlimited-mile warranty period, the Sorento went through 203 oil changes, 20 transmission flushes, 9 engines & 4 transmissions. This translates to 67,562 miles (1.08 lakh km) per engine and one transmission for every 152,015 miles (2.44 lakh km). The surprising part is that even though the oil was changed every 2,995 miles (4,819 km) on average, all the drivetrain parts failed at some point.

              Reports suggest that one engine on the Sorento sets customers back by US$4,500, which adds up to a total savings of US$33,500 (around Rs 26 lakh) for 9 engines & after subtracting the $7000 for warranty paid initially. The savings go even higher when the transmission, transmission fluid, oil changes and all other factors are taken into account.

              The Kia Sorento owner is said to have traded in his SUV after the warranty expired.

      • Lastcall says:

        My guess is many of these EV cars in NZ are 2nd hand company vehicles that have always been ‘fast-charged’. Apparently not god for battery longevity.

        • Fast Eddy says:

          A mate in Hong Kong has a Prius – he told me he’s been through 3 batteries … he most definitely does not have 100k on that car because HK is a small place

          He bought it new.

          • Dennis L. says:

            See my above note, I don’t beat them, but they are driven, Toyota are solid.

            Dennis L.

      • Fast Eddy says:

        Expense trash cars. The only reason they exist is to convince the MOREONS that we can transition off of fossil fuels …

        Duh – the majority of electricity is generated from … drum roll … fossil fuels hahahaha

        This demonstrates (again) how truly stoooopid people are. They are charged with coal hahahaaha.

      • banned says:

        I have seen many premature battery pak failures on hybrids and its design characteristics are near optimal for battery life. .

        A hybrids battery pak is like a normal cars battery. The battery is continuously charging from the combustion engine it never goes deep into depletion. Thats why the the hybrid batteries are “shallow” allowing rapid extraction of the energy with no deep capacity.

        A EV battery pak faces considerable obstacles to long and reliable life. It has no IC motor continuously charging it during operation. The battery pak must be deep enough to have range yet shallow enough to provide needed power on demand. A hybrid is a easier problem.

    • D. Stevens says:

      Fast Eddy, what’s your opinion on Plug-in-hybrid-electric vehicles (PHEVs) which are the bridge between traditional gasoline vehicles and fully battery-powered electrics. Has a smaller battery for short trips done all electric and gasoline for longer trips.

      The car I have now has 280,000 miles on it and I’m thinking about getting a PHEV so I can get to work and the stores all electric but then also have the range of a normal car for when I want to leave town. Best of both worlds or a scam? I can’t decide. Maybe I’ll keep feeding the old car the oil it loves to burn and ignore the check engine light for the bad cat. It’s so old now it’s considered an antique so no longer needs to pass emissions as long as it doesn’t leave a cloud of smoke.

    • Weogo says:

      Hi Folks,

      We have a 2014 Mitsubishi I-MiEV, EPA rated for 62 miles between charges.
      For longer battery life, we commonly limit the charge to 90%, and
      recharge before getting to completely empty.
      We generally get about 50 miles before recharging. Closer to 40 miles in winter and
      65 miles in summer, which is consistent with pretty much all battery technology.
      It’s about 10 miles to town, so two trips in the winter, three in the summer before a recharge, with some local, some interstate miles, and lots of hills.
      This battery is eight years old and currently has about 97% of its original capacity.
      I believe Mitsu has really good battery management and discharge rate control systems that significantly slow battery degradation.

      With current electric rates, we spend about 4 cents per mile on energy.
      Our Honda Fit gets about 45 mpg and with gas at $5/gallon, cost is about 11 cents per mile.
      A neighbor with solar panels figured the system’s lifetime cost, and is paying about 2 cents per mile in his Chevy Spark.
      We’ve done one lubricant, tire, & 12V battery change, and several windshield wipers.
      Average annual maintenance costs on the Fit are much higher than the EV.

      When the battery gets down to about 50% capacity, it will become part of a solar/battery electric system.
      An 8KW backup battery could be pretty useful.

      There are companies in Germany recycling Lithium car batteries.
      They are getting 99% plus recovery of materials like copper and steel, 84% of Lithium.

      The Mitsu has far fewer moving parts than an internal combustion car.
      It is simpler than any other EV sold in the USA.
      Look at Chinese electric cars for super simplicity and low cost.

      An interesting study of carbon and transportation:
      Bicycles and trains might be the best land transport when the energy in paved roads becomes too big a cost.

      Thanks and good health, Weogo

      • Fast Eddy says:

        And you have another car for longer trips?

        And you cannot recycle lithium batteries :

        It doesn’t matter if you are for or against electric cars. They are a reality and this reality is here to stay. However, not everything in battery-powered vehicles is positive. In fact, these batteries are an important part of the problem, especially when it comes to recycling.

        These batteries are composed of toxic metals, plastic materials and acids. And none of these elements is easy to recycle. Electric car batteries contain a bit of everything. Recoverable materials, but also dangerous and polluting. Regional battle for the battery factory: Aragon, Extremadura and Galicia are bidding for the project.

        And another big question about battery recycling: it is necessary for the sake of the environment, but is it a profitable business? “The battery industry today is not profitable, it lacks volume,” says Frédéric Salin. But in the long term, thanks to the resale and reuse of metals, the industry can make money. Although light rare earths are found in the subsoil of some countries, mainly China, their recovery after recycling batteries would ensure part of the metal supply for all of Europe.Source: Le Parisien


        BTW – most of the shit you put into the blue box… gets burned… cuz it can’t be recycled.. that’s fact.

        Why Do EVs Cost So Much to Maintain? https://drivingtoday.com/why-do-evs-cost-so-much-to-maintain/

        You are living in DelusiSTAN…

      • banned says:

        Thank you for sharing your experience! That mitsu is about where I would like in terms of size and weight if not range. Small and light. Now discontinued.

        It appears you are using the vehicle much as people use ATVs in rural settings where there lack of licensing is ignored by law enforcement if people are operating them with safety. Thats where i see there role. Everyday commuters.

        The biggest trouble I have is if you work. I have been off grid a long time. that means big power must be used in the day. So I must get power where I work with a EV. I have considered solar panels in a EV. Get to job park in sun, place panels south facing, batteries charge while working.

        I appreciate the way you baby the batteries. Nice job! How is your battery capacity life measured? Under load by the vehicle computer? Eight years and 98% left… That would imply the batteries only degrade .25% a year and be good for the life of the vehicle. Thats very impressive if true. What is your expectation for battery life?

        • Fast Eddy says:

          Ok… so an EV is manufactured using large amounts of fossil fuels… and toxic mining of lithium etc…

          It is usually charged using fossil fuels… the maintenance costs are at least as much as those of an ICE vehicle…

          You have to baby the battery to get any sort of long life out of it… you have to wait long stretches to recharge the battery … and the battery holds less charge every year…

          Oh did I mention EVs are significantly more expensive that ICE vehicles.

          Can someone explain to me why I should trade the Bat Mobile for an EV version.

  33. Fast Eddy says:

    In part due to vaccine injury induced labor shortages among staff especially pilots.


    10,000 Flights Delayed Over Holiday Weekend As Aviation Chaos Concerns White House

    “Very Bad Signals” – We Are Performing the Largest Experiment in Human History

    – Immune suppression

    – Increased cancer rates

    – Reactivation of latent viruses

    – 30,000 VAERS deaths, over a million adverse reactions

    – All-cause mortality is higher in the jabbed

    – Persists in the body for at least 60 days

    Dr. Ryan Cole: “This is a dangerous product with no track record being used willy-nilly on humanity for a virus that no longer exists [and] does nothing but cause increased disease in those who now get additional series of these shots.”


    @VigilantFox | Rumble (https://rumble.com/v195h2l-very-bad-signals-we-are-performing-the-largest-experiment-in-human-history.html?mref=uowm5&mrefc=16) | Full Vide

  34. Fast Eddy says:

    “There are also some suggestions that the new subvariants have evolved to target the lungs—unlike Omicron, which usually resulted in a less dangerous infection of the upper respiratory tract.”


  35. Fast Eddy says:

    Omicron BA.4 & BA.5 sub-variants; “This May Be the COVID Variant Scientists Are Dreading”; this report shows you how inept and moronic and out of step the handling of vaccine & omicron has been

    ‘A pair of new subvariants of the dominant Omicron variant—BA.4 and BA.5—appear to be driving the uptick in cases in the U.K. Worryingly, these subvariants seem to partially dodge antibodies from past infection or vaccination, making them more transmissible than other forms of the SARS-CoV-2 virus.’


  36. Fast Eddy says:

    Look at the crowd – all greasy males who stink of stale sweat pi.ss and cheap beer … is speed metal a gay only thing? No hottie groupies? No se xy back up dancers… what’s the point of this?


  37. Fast Eddy says:

    I can’t remember if I already posted this … but anyway … norm mike?

    BREAKING: Fifth largest life insurance company in the US paid out 163% more for deaths of working people ages 18-64 in 2021 – Total claims/benefits up $6 BILLION

    Company cites “non-pandemic-related morbidity” and “unusual claims adjustments” in explanation of losses from group life insurance business: Stock falling, replaces CEO

    Five months after breaking the story of the CEO of One America insurance company saying deaths among working people ages 18-64 were up 40% in the third quarter of 2021, I can report that a much larger life insurance company, Lincoln National, reported a 163% increase in death benefits paid out under its group life insurance policies in 2021.

    This is according to the annual statements filed with state insurance departments — statements that were provided exclusively to Crossroads Report in response to public records requests.

    The reports show a more extreme situation than the 40% increase in deaths in the third quarter of 2021 that was cited in late December by One America CEO Scott Davison — an increase that he said was industry-wide and that he described at the time as “unheard of” and “huge, huge numbers” and the highest death rates that have ever been seen in the history of the life insurance business.

    The annual statements for Lincoln National Life Insurance Company show that the company paid out in death benefits under group life insurance polices a little over $500 million in 2019, about $548 million in 2020, and a stunning $1.4 billion in 2021.


  38. Fast Eddy says:

    More Guns More Ammo (but the bad guys will have more than knives…)


  39. Fast Eddy says:

    “Serious COVID-19 Cases Rise Fast in Heavily Vaccinated Israel” – With severe cases on the rise, up 70% since a week ago, Israel is at risk again of yet another surge despite high vaccination and booster rates,


    “Norway Study: Use of Dexamethasone in COVID-19 Patients Leading to Superinfections” – A team of scientists recently concluded that Covid treatment dexamethasone appears to increase the risk of superinfections in patients with SARS-CoV-2


  40. Fast Eddy says:

    Let’s continue to pound this drum

    Lincoln National is the fifth-largest life insurance company in the United States, according to BankRate, after New York Life, Northwestern Mutual, MetLife and Prudential.



    The statements show that the total amount that Lincoln National paid out for all direct claims and benefits in 2021 was more than $28 billion, $6 billion more than in 2020, when it paid out a total of $22 billion, which was less than the $23 billion it paid out in 2019, the baseline year.


  41. Fast Eddy says:

    This is according to the annual statements filed with state insurance departments — statements that were provided exclusively to Crossroads Report in response to public records requests.

    The reports show a more extreme situation than the 40% increase in deaths in the third quarter of 2021 that was cited in late December by One America CEO Scott Davison — an increase that he said was industry-wide and that he described at the time as “unheard of” and “huge, huge numbers” and the highest death rates that have ever been seen in the history of the life insurance business.

    The annual statements for Lincoln National Life Insurance Company show that the company paid out in death benefits under group life insurance polices a little over $500 million in 2019, about $548 million in 2020, and a stunning $1.4 billion in 2021.


    hahahahaha…. Safe! (and Effective) hahahahahaha

    How dummmb can we go.

  42. Fast Eddy says:


    Company cites “non-pandemic-related morbidity” and “unusual claims adjustments” in explanation of losses from group life insurance business: Stock falling, replaces CEO

    “Fifth largest life insurance company in the US paid out 163% more for deaths of working people ages 18-64 in 2021 – Total claims/benefits up $6 BILLION” – Crossroads Report says the company cites “non-pandemic-related morbidity” and “unusual claims adjustments” in explanation of losses from group life insurance business.


    • D. Stevens says:

      I imagine most of these policies were purchased by their employers? Do people buy life insurance on their own anymore?

  43. Fast Eddy says:

    “Barristers vote to strike this month over legal aid funding and teachers threaten to walkout next term unless they get a 12% pay rise – as doctors, binmen and postmen plot to join summer of strikes”


  44. Fast Eddy says:

    “Covid chaos to cause even more misery for Britain” – Experts warn the virus’s resurgence could add to travel chaos and disrupt hospitals, schools, post and bin collection

    EXCLUSIVE: One on 50 people in England had Covid last week, with cases soaring 40 per cent in seven days
    Surge being driven by more contagious Omicron sub-variants BA.4 and BA.5 and Queen’s Platinum Jubilee
    Experts fear outbreak could cause heap even more chaos on Britons this summer, amid three-day rail strike
    Staff sickness caused misery in earlier waves, leading to cancelled hospital operations and school closures
    Immunologist Professor Gary McLean said ‘increase in absenteeism from work across all sectors’ is expected


  45. Fast Eddy says:


    Telegram (https://t.me/childcovidvaccineinjuriesuk/1678)
    Child Covid Vaccine Injuries UK
    Sudden KID Death Syndrome
    No.1 cause of death in 5-11 year olds is from the Covid shot

  46. Fast Eddy says:

    $650 to More Than $700 Is Now Average for Monthly Car Payment

    “The latest available numbers are from May, when the average price of a new car hit $47,148, according to KBB. According to the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics, new-car prices have risen 12.6 percent compared to a year ago, while used-car prices are up 16.1 percent.”


  47. Fast Eddy says:

    Pfizer Board Member Dr. Scott Gottlieb Criticizes Gov. Ron DeSantis for Discouraging Vaccination of Children

    “He’s [DeSantis] claiming the trial data was abysmal and it should not have gotten FDA authorization”


  48. Fast Eddy says:

    Hey Doomies – ya better buy more ammo:



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