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. Michael Le Merchant says:

    BIS Media Briefing – The future monetary system
    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=obhognXTW34

    Key takeaways
    A burst of creative innovation is under way in money and payments, opening up vistas of a future digital monetary system that adapts continuously to serve the public interest.
    Structural flaws make the crypto universe unsuitable as the basis for a monetary system: it lacks a stable nominal anchor, while limits to its scalability result in fragmentation. Contrary to the decentralisation narrative, crypto often relies on unregulated intermediaries that pose financial risks.
    A system grounded in central bank money offers a sounder basis for innovation, ensuring that services are stable and interoperable, domestically and across borders. Such a system can sustain a virtuous circle of trust and adaptability through network effects.
    New capabilities such as programmability, composability and tokenisation are not the preserve of crypto, but can instead be built on top of central bank digital currencies (CBDCs), fast payment systems and associated data architectures.
    https://www.bis.org/publ/arpdf/ar2022e3.htm

    • Except if central banks represent economies that have nothing to trade, any money they produce is necessarily worthless. Central bank money only works with cheap energy.

      • Xabier says:

        I believe they have gone quite mad, and are in denial of fundamental physical reality, Gail: but that won’t stop them from trying to implement their ‘programmable’ CBDC’s, for a time.

        They cannot renounce the illusion of total control which wealth has given them, because, at root, they are not mature enough to face their own mortality and cosmic insignificance.

        We are actually in the hands of a kind of sect, composed of psychopathic lunatics.

    • I1 says:

      Satoshi sighting.

  2. Fast Eddy says:

    Amusing

    A funeral director’s tale. The truth about the unusual deaths.

    https://brandnewtube.com/watch/a-funeral-director-039-s-tale-the-truth-about-the-unusual-deaths_pe4ChLwa2sgULPp.html

  3. Hubbs says:

    Here is an article posted in ZH that really pisses me off ….because I think it is accurate. It is what I have been trying to tell my brothers for years. Forget FOX news. Forget Trump. Sean Hanity and Tucker Carlson have gotten us so bamboozled into thinking that something is actually going to happen to these deep state officials. The ultimate banboozlee is “Dave” at X22 Report who starts out every podcast that “there is a plan,” and they are rounding up the perps etc and justice will be delivered, and makes up a new story everytime it falls through…. unless he too is in on this scam as well. He certainly collects clickbait $. Tucker collects a huge paycheck while pretending he is so righteous with his phony furrowing of his brows act. Sean Hannity is the ulitmate chicken hawk- a pure bull sh!tter if there ever was one -in line with Alex Jones and Mike Adams. Meanwhile FOX is raking in billions through this controlled opposition designed to distract the “informed” upper middle class, who may have some degree of intelligence and most likely to watch FOX, thinking they are informed, but get so riled up they don’t realize that the perps will slip away yet again.

    https://emeralddb3.substack.com/p/durham-played-you-for-a-fool?utm_source=email

    • Fast Eddy says:

      Pretty much everything in everyone’s world is faked… reality is determined by the MSM… even those who understand this cannot be sure of what is fake and what is real… when all one has is the MSM to ‘report’ on what’s going on ..

      Substack etc… offer attempts at trying to interpret .. but there is no way to know if they have it correct or if there are false players behind the articles on SS looking to control the narratives by distributing false narratives.

      The vast majority of headlines on every MSM platform – are spin…

      • CTG says:

        No one can know what is real or fake. Even the traffic conditions in Shanghai is in doubt, the private webcam, the CCTV webcam or Baidu’s traffic indicator. We csn never tell if Steve Kirah is real anymore.

  4. Fast Eddy says:

    Hey norm… check out the woman in the green top https://t.me/VigilantFox/4981

    Chat on Ruptly – so I asked where all the battle videos are … after much prodding they give me this hahaha https://www.ruptly.tv/en/videos/20220519-016

    Then they refuse to answer any questions and terminate the chat

  5. Fast Eddy says:

    One dead in Ohio .. ah Quito https://www.ruptly.tv/en/videos/20220624-013

    Nepalis Battle https://www.ruptly.tv/en/videos/20220623-051

    How odd that Ruptly has no good battle video from Ukraine… you’d think it would be filled with great watching

  6. davidinamonthorayearoradecade says:

    nearly the end of Q2

    still rocking with that bAU

    chill with IC in Q3

    the Core wants moar, baby

    • Still up in Alaska, myself. Scenery looks like a picture postcard. Lots and lots of tourists this year. Keeping my fingers crosses that things hold together for a while longer.

      Clearly, tourism is very important to the Alaskan economy. Also, there are more airplanes per capita than anywhere else. One resident in 58 in Alaska has a pilot’s license. Delivering goods by air is done a great deal. A whole lot of airplane/jet fuel per capita is clearly needed.

      Buildings that are away from Anchorage or Fairbanks. are hard to replace, because all of the replacement parts would need to be flown in or brought in by boat (with perhaps a bit brought by truck through Canada). One magazine was saying that commercial types of insurance are becoming increasingly difficult to find. If a building needs to be replaced, the cost would be absurdly high.

      • Student says:

        Have nice time in Alaska.
        From docs I’ve seen it must very nice in Summer.
        Still very wild.

  7. Fast Eddy says:

    KKKlimate Scientist Says Humans Cause Less Than 0.05°C of G.lobal Wa.rming and Warns of “Anarchy” From “Delusional” Net Zero Policies

    https://dailysceptic.org/2022/06/24/climate-scientist-says-humans-cause-less-than-0-05c-of-global-warming-and-warns-of-anarchy-from-delusional-net-zero-policies/

    • Herbie Ficklestein says:

      Wonder how that got by Gail’s strict policy of this is NOT about… 😂
      Yeah, sure thing…keep your Mellon in the hoke bro.. Daily Sceptic…pleaaseee

  8. Fast Eddy says:

    We DEMAND to be allowed to KILL Babies!! It is our RIGHT! (and ya’ll need to get vaxxed cuz) hahaha F789ing ID iots.

    https://t.me/VigilantFox/4970

    https://t.me/VigilantFox/4971

    Hey – Don’t baby’s lives matter? WTF???

    https://t.me/VigilantFox/4975

    Times like the above — and you wonder where the mass shooters are… great time to make an appearance… imagine the drama if one of them started pinging the MOREONS.

    • JMS says:

      Of course, all this sudden fuss over abortion rights in US has nothing to do with babies (what do they care about poor people’s fetuses anyway?), but with the old tactic of distracting and dividing the herd, pitting different kinds of idiots against each other. Simple and very effective.

  9. Fast Eddy says:

    Check out these doomie preppers https://survivalblog.com/profiles/

    Good to see they have meaning in their lives!

  10. Fast Eddy says:

    “What’s the Opposite of Life? Death. So Either You’re Pro-Life or Pro-Death.”

    https://rumble.com/v19sdk6-whats-the-opposite-of-life-death.-so-either-youre-pro-life-or-pro-death..html

  11. Fast Eddy says:

    And people laugh at the movie Idiocracy

    https://t.me/chiefnerd/3906

    https://t.me/chiefnerd/3907

    https://t.me/VigilantFox/4968

    Why can’t we get feeds coming out of Ukraine… lots more action there?

  12. Fast Eddy says:

    Hmmm…

    Pallets of bricks! Here we go again

    https://twitter.com/repboebert/status/1540486821330620416?s=21

  13. Mirror on the wall says:

    ‘Rights’ – the state giveth, and the state taketh away.

    > US Supreme Court ditches ‘Roe v Wade’ anti-abortion ruling and makes terminations illegal for millions of women – as judge on the panel says gay marriage and CONTRACEPTION should be next to go

    • Fast Eddy says:

      Does this change apply to pregnant men – or just women?

      Can a tranny get pregnant? Recall they were having some serious stench issues as they split open their arses and made a vagine … apparently the leakage smells like raw sewage… jesus f789ing krist — what sort of animal does this to itself???

    • the USA is sleepwalking into a theo-fascist state, and the jesusfreaks are going to welcome it with rapturous joy, until they find out what it really means.

      It will happen because the US economic system will collapse, and the MAGA crowd will promise endless prosperity in return for a return to ‘righteousness’.
      Get rid of all the sinners, the LGBT lot etc.,, and all the other deviants, and Jesus will return and refill all the oilwells. Everything will return to ‘normal’.

      When this doesn’t happen and collapse really starts to bite, collective insanity will ensue, looking for the reason for all that is ‘wrong’ and why prosperity hasn’t been restored.

      Someone will have to take the blame for the mess. Hit ler blamed the jews… the current crop of fas cists will have no trouble finding the equivalent.

      Religious madness was common in Europe centuries ago–the USA is just an amalgam of all those European nations brought together on the promise of ‘infinite prosperity’.
      It is now obvious that infinite prosperity was just a fairy tale.

      The only solution will be a madness of theocracy—we all saw the lunatics dancing round Trumps desk.
      We laughed.
      It wasn’t funny.

      Trump was just the precursor to a real fas cist POTUS. You certainly won’t laugh when he takes control.

      i wrote this in 2019:

      https://extranewsfeed.com/theres-more-to-this-than-roe-vs-wade-60190233b78c

  14. Fast Eddy says:

    If you have 300k to waste… you could buy a decent boat… or you could sink it into this

    Cadillac has a near-term desire to reclaim its decades-old slogan “Standard of the World” with a $300,000 all-electric luxury sedan unveiled this summer.

    WSJ reports the “Celestiq” will be a flagship luxury sedan, equipped with an all-wheel-drive electric powertrain capable of a +300-mile driving range and packed with groundbreaking technologies (including a hands-free assisted-driving system).

    Cadillac plans to produce only 500 Celestiqs per year in an $81 million facility at GM’s Global Technology Center in Warren, Michigan.

    “The Celestiq price tag could run well beyond $300,000 depending on added features, and the car is scheduled to go into production by late 2023,” WSJ noted, citing people familiar with the project.

    Celestiqs will be priced in a range comparable to the Mercedes-AMG S65 ($230k), Bentley Flying Spur ($214k), and Rolls-Royce Ghost ($312k). Cadillac wants Celestiq to be the ultimate status symbol and the Holy Grail of luxury vehicles after being outshined by numerous luxury car makers from Europe for decades.

    Here are teaser images of the Celestiq.

    https://www.zerohedge.com/markets/cadillacs-300000-luxury-electric-vehicle-be-revealed-summer

  15. Fast Eddy says:

    The chickenpox virus is one of the eight herpes viruses known to infect humans. After a person contracts and recovers from chickenpox, the virus never leaves the body but lies dormant in the nervous system years later until it gets reactivated as shingles, or herpes zoster (HZ).

    Federal health authorities claim that there’s no correlation between COVID-19 injections and shingles, but studies show that there is a higher incidence of shingles in people who’ve received the vaccine.

    Israel was one of the earlier countries to publish a case series of six women (out of 491 participants) with an autoimmune disorder who developed shingles 3 to 14 days after receiving the first or second dose of Pfizer COVID-19 shot. None of the 99 participants in the control group developed shingles. The study was published in the journal Rheumatology in April 2021.

    “To our knowledge, there were no reports of varicella-like skin rash or HZ in the mRNA-based vaccines COVID-19 clinical trials and our case series is the first one to report this observation in patients within a relatively young age range: 36–61, average age 49 ± 11 years,” the authors wrote.

    They hoped that publishing the case series would “raise awareness to a potential causal link between COVID-19 vaccination as a trigger of HZ reactivation in relatively young patients with stable AIIRD [autoimmune inflammatory rheumatic diseases].”

  16. Fast Eddy says:

    Doctors and scientists are seeing an increase in the reactivation of the chickenpox virus, known as varicella-zoster virus (VZV), following the COVID-19 injections.

    https://www.zerohedge.com/covid-19/reactivation-chickenpox-virus-following-covid-19-injections-rise

    VAIDS. hahahaha… fantastic!

  17. MM says:

    As far as I understand Biden has announced to limit oil exports especially to the EU.
    It might help the USA but it could completely turn the tide in international oil flows.
    You might not like what I say here but that is exactly what Zeihan has said.

    • davidinamonthorayearoradecade says:

      I’m all for it, if it means more secure diesel supplies in the USA.

      but the bully USA shouldn’t take all of the blame.

      the self-harming EU seems determined to cut itself out of the Core.

      go for it!

      que sera sera.

    • A Washington Post article from four days ago says:

      In December, Energy Secretary Jennifer Granholm said a ban on crude oil exports was “off the table.” Asked about this last month, Granholm changed her message and said nothing was off the table.

      Oil producers and exporters point out that progressive Democrats have been trying unsuccessfully for years to reverse the Obama administration’s 2015 decision to lift the U.S. ban on exports. Progressives want to move on from petroleum, not expand the industry’s global markets.

      In the current crisis, though, the Biden administration and Democrats are caught between that priority and the reality that Putin’s invasion of Ukraine has made oil exports a crucial instrument of foreign policy. Russia is right now cutting off gas supplies to European countries as punishment for aiding Ukraine, and those countries are scrambling to compensate

  18. Wet My Beak says:

    As food and fuel run low in sad new zealand there is a new style of shopping emerging.

    https://www.newshub.co.nz/home/new-zealand/2022/06/cars-shops-completely-destroyed-in-overnight-youth-ram-raid-boy-racer-crash-in-north-island.html

    Don’t need cash, steal a car, life in sad and dangerous new zealand now.

  19. Fast Eddy says:

    We may see the final Stanley Cup Final game ever starting in 30 minutes (I think) if Colorado wins.

    This could be history in the marking – free live feed — https://nhl66.ir/simulator

    I wonder if the winners will drink Champagne or they will remain sober and thoughtful.. realizing this is the end of the road.. the latter – obviously

  20. Fast Eddy says:

    Chicago has joined the mass protests of libs with their “body autonomy for all” and “my body my choice” slogans.

    Literally the same people who wanted everyone force injected with the experimental covid jab.

    https://t.me/TommyRobinsonNews/36855

    Humans are a massive herd of stoooopid beasts… voracious beasts … what’s Kow’s word for it … ah yes Voracious…

    Like a plague of locusts… we consume everything…

  21. Fast Eddy says:

    Let’s unhinge society by putting trannies into schools… banning abortion .. putting a MOREON into the POTUS position and so on — let’s incite mayhem hahaha https://t.me/VigilantFox/4967

    • Ed says:

      Abortion is being put at state level. It is a topic not assigned to the federal government by the constitute so it defaults to the states. The change is not for or against.

      • Fast Eddy says:

        A number of states have now banned abortion – triggered by this vote

        There are easy ways around this … this is just more theatre… as we circle the toilet headed for the sewer

  22. Fast Eddy says:

    Alaska Airlines, Dick’s Sporting Goods, JPMorgan, Disney and others covering travel costs for abortions

    “A growing number of major corporations, including Alaska Airlines, Dick’s Sporting Goods, JPMorgan, Lyft and Apple have pledged to cover travel expenses for employees seeking out-of-state abortions.”

    https://www.foxbusiness.com/lifestyle/alaska-airlines-dicks-sporting-goods-disney-tesla-covering-travel-costs-abortions

    We’d like to allow our loyal customers to continue to murder babies … hahaha

    The thing is … abortion is legal… everywhere:

    https://d.newsweek.com/en/full/1691729/covid-vaccine-coronavirus-getty.jpg

    • Rodster says:

      Why not just give the little critter an mRNA vaccine followed by weekly booster shots? I bet that, said little critter won’t make it past 6 months. ☠️

      • Fast Eddy says:

        Start earlier than that by injecting the mother with as many shots as possible during pregnancy.

        And… it’s gone (down the toilet with her uterus vagine and small intestine… splorch!).

    • Lidia17 says:

      The idea that employers will subsidize abortions for female workers who’d otherwise go on maternity leave or quit is purely a bottom-line decision.

      • Azure Kingfisher says:

        Haha! That is brilliant, Lidia17! Covering travel costs for these women is certainly the cheaper option for employers.

  23. Fast Eddy says:

    Maxine Waters Says To Hell with the Supreme Court. We Will Defy Them!”

    https://rumble.com/v19q009-maxine-waters-to-hell-with-the-supreme-court.-we-will-defy-them.html

    And the killers … call themselves Christians… hahahahaha… not that I give a f789 when they do with babies… but Pol Pot comes to mind….

    • Rodster says:

      “And the killers … call themselves Christians…”

      That’s the irony of it all or as George Carlin once said: “Here’s another question I have: how come when it’s us, it’s an abortion, and when it’s a chicken, it’s an omelette?.

      • Fast Eddy says:

        One can make a solid living mocking the MOREONS. They will pay to be mocked if you cloak it in humour

    • Lidia17 says:

      Sounds kind of insurrection-y,

      • Tim Groves says:

        Maxine is way past the age when she could abort anything apart from her political career.

  24. Fast Eddy says:

    Police in riot gear making their way to the U.S. Supreme Court.

    https://twitter.com/TheMarieOakes/status/1540367142071271425

    Everyone loves a good riot!

    What happened to the riots in Sri Lanka? Did they suddenly realize having no fuel was awesome?

    • Lidia17 says:

      One is led to wonder why this issue has been revisited right when everything else is going to pot. Could it be that somebodies want another summer of mostly-peaceful burning of cities?

  25. Fast Eddy says:

    New Jersey’s Registered Nurse Vacancy Rate Increased 64% in 2021 From 2020 According to a Recent Survey by the NJ Hospital Association

    https://www.njha.com/media/682471/workforce-shortage-bulletin-feb-2022-final.pdf

    What could have caused this?????

  26. Fast Eddy says:

    Dr. Clare Craig Shows How Pfizer is Trying to End Clinical Trials for Future COVID Vaccines

    https://rumble.com/v19oycp-dr.-clare-craig-shows-how-pfizer-is-trying-to-end-clinical-trials-for-futur.html

    yes of course – they are safe and effective … no need for trials

    • Rodster says:

      Yeah, no need for trials when these vaccines are 100% safe and effective. Any research would be a waste of money.

    • Xabier says:

      They intend to abolish all extended trials – except on whole populations – this is what Fauci called for when he said ‘Why not let’s blow up the whole system?’ at a leading -edge vaxx conference.

      I watched the video – can’t find it now. The delegates applauded.

      Medical ethics must also be reformulated to free them from all constraints: only the ‘greater good’ as defined by them matters.

      ‘First, do no harm’? Ha!

  27. Fast Eddy says:

    hahahahaa

    Dr. Clare Craig Shows Pfizer’s Terrible Efficacy Data for Young Children

    “And for the older children the range went right down to -370, which means the vaccinated in a worst case scenario were 3.7 times more likely to get COVID than the placebo arm.”

    https://rumble.com/v19ovtb-dr.-clare-craig-shows-pfizers-terrible-efficacy-data-for-young-children.html

  28. Fast Eddy says:

    Flipping the Data: How Pfizer Shifted Numbers in Unorthodox Ways to Hide Their Abysmal Results

    James Roguski: “Your eyeball goes to the bottom right corner to see what your bottom line is. What the total is. Well, they didn’t do that. They put all of the subcategories of what happened after the first shot, what happened after the second shot, [and] what happened after the third shot. And so the number that was on the bottom made it appear that this subcategory was [the] total. And it looks like it was 75% effective. But the total for the entire study was actually the first line, which showed it was only 14% effective.”

    Full Video: redvoicemedia.com/video/2022/06/maria-zeee-millions-of-children-could-die-if-we-dont-stop-this-with-james-roguski-full-show/ref/8/

  29. Fast Eddy says:

    Dr. Clare Craig Exposes How Pfizer Rigged Their Clinical Trial for Kids So It Would Be Approved

    “I don’t know how it got past an ethics committee, I really don’t. It should never have been passed.”

    https://rumble.com/v19osi5-dr.-clare-craig-exposes-how-pfizer-rigged-their-clinical-trial-for-kids-so-.html

    Why norm? Ah right – to protect norm from the babies… kill the babies hahaha

  30. Fast Eddy says:

    “Commercial airline pilots are speaking up more than ever about vaccine injuries that are causing chaos in the industry, and the “hostile” environment that unvaccinated and vaccine-injured pilots must endure to remain in a job”

    I can’t emphasise too much that your choices over the next few months are going to define the future of humanity.

    If when they tell you to wear a useless mask, you comply, knowing they do nothing, you add to the coercive pressure on everyone else. If on the other hand, you calmly say it’s unequivocal that they have no benefit whatsoever & you’re telling them to check & come back with peer reviewed journal articles, until when you’re not going to wear one, you’re a hero & helping others also do the right things.

    Please do the right things, no matter the consequences.

    Best wishes
    Mike

    https://newspunch.com/airline-pilots-rise-up-against-vaccine-mandates-amid-an-explosion-of-vaccine-injuries/

  31. Fast Eddy says:

    A good idea to keep some cash on hand:

    Important to note that it’s easy for criminal authorities to withdraw cash.
    Simply run out. Wave your arms around, talking of supply chain problems at De La Rue. Insist you’re getting on top of the cash shortage ASAP, but fail to do so. Rinse & repeat.
    Best wishes
    Mike

    https://www.theepochtimes.com/bank-runs-happening-across-china-people-complain-hard-to-obtain-cash_4552349.html

    The Epoch Times (https://www.theepochtimes.com/bank-runs-happening-across-china-people-complain-hard-to-obtain-cash_4552349.html)

    Bank Runs Across China Trigger Complaints About Obtaining Cash
    After nearly one million Chinese people were unable to access their bank deposits in central China’s Henan province earlier …

    • Lidia17 says:

      I notice the bills are getting rattier and rattier…could just be me.

    • JMS says:

      Cash will be king for a day, a month, six. Then we’ll get e-cash and e-serfdom (acccording to WEF’s Masterrrplan).

  32. Fast Eddy says:

    Nice summary of the situation

    Wild weather has wiped out thousands of crops and left picking baskets empty and strewn across the fields.

    “Unfortunately, because of the excess rain we’ve had a lot of bacterial disease come on and that’s why you see a lot of wastage… so there’s quite a few hundreds of thousands of lettuces unfortunately, that we have to bypass.”

    Everything is hand picked before it is washed, packaged and transported to supermarkets or home delivery food boxes very little of their crop is exported now days.

    A few years ago many of their buyers were in hospitality but Covid-19 took almost all of their clients.

    “We basically lost up to or between 80-100 percent of our food service business, which means cafes, restaurants, hotels, so their tourism business was really decimated and like all other industries associated with that. I mean when cafe or restaurant fails that in turn impacts on us.”

    They desperately need more staff for harvesting, Allan said they have been trying to fill roles with little success.

    “Fewer people applying or next to nothing in fact so because our crops are planted and harvested weekly, we’ve experienced quite often periods this last two years where we have had a lot of crop waste because we just can’t take the crop off the fields.”

    They have got dozens of vehicles which they rely on for harvesting, spraying crops and transporting them to retailers. All the vehicles run on diesel, which has gone up about 50 cents a litre since January.

    That is not something they can cut back on, but they are now experimenting with using less fertiliser.

    Costs are increasing dramatically.

    https://www.odt.co.nz/business/growers-also-suffering-prices-continue-rise

    They forgot to mention Ukraine War… someone needs to be fired

    • Lidia17 says:

      The idea of industrial mass-production of lettuce is a classic example of putting many more calories in than the calories obtained. Even growing lettuce in one’s backyard may be unlikely to be net-energy positive.

      • ivanislav says:

        I can attest to this. Lettuce is a pain in the ass. Potatoes, on the other hand, seem to do their own thing with no work whatsoever.

    • Xabier says:

      Sudden shortages of onions in the supermarket here, and a complete lack of garlic for the last 2 weeks – I checked and the latter comes from, of all places, Argentina. Plenty of Dutch sweet peppers, though. Fewer British strawberries, but still generally pretty full shelves.

      Luckily after last year’s utter disaster, due to awful weather, garlic did quite well in my garden.

      There are so many signs at the supermarket now of the system spluttering and failing: product lines coming and going, some vanishing completely.

      The delivery driver told me that they are struggling to fulfill large orders, and people are only getting a fraction of what they wanted – the worst it has ever been. This is leading to lower orders for the delivery service. Up to March 2020 it all went like clockwork.

      • Fast Eddy says:

        If the super markets go empty … the hordes stay home and wait for the delivery vans…. what’s the point in going out with all that disease out there… when there is nothing to be had.

        We are being prepped for that

    • The food production system is falling apart. Too many parts of the system are breaking simultaneously. We can see parts falling, but it is hard to tell when the system completely goes down.

  33. Fast Eddy says:

    Further on the thought train that it’s obvious…

    Why would the United States force it’s military to inject … surely if there was another plan.. that does not involve extermination … the people in charge of this … would require a functioning military… so they would exempt them…

    No?

    It is amazing how blatantly obvious all of this is — but because people cannot accept that this is the end of the road and that their governments are killing them off… they’ll grasp at any excuse…

    And the people running the show will pander to them … for instance… dressing up the villain like a techno-villain (of course he’s offset by Elon who’s going to buy Twitter and use that to fix everything hahaha)

    https://newsvoice.se/wp-content/uploads/2020/11/Klaus-Schwab-Blofelt.jpg

    • Xabier says:

      That an oddly-dressed, rather ridiculous, elderly, Klaus Schwab wants world power – and hence can be exposed and fought – is certainly more palatable than the realisation that one has been marked out for cold-blooded elimination in a long-planned programme.

    • has to be ‘another plan’

      there just has to be

      • Fast Eddy says:

        do you think the injections are going to turn the soldiers into Super Soldiers?

        what do you think norm? why experiment on fit young people who you need to defend your country?

        and why rejig the numbers from previous years when DOD doctors leak that diseases and deaths are off the charts since the jabs?

        norm won’t answer

  34. Fast Eddy says:

    This is the latest tag line that the CovIDIOTS will be repeating till they turn blue in the face:

    The Miracle Shots (TM) saved 20 million billion zillion people. Trust our models.

    https://alexberenson.substack.com/p/attention-citizens-1a2

  35. Fast Eddy says:

    CARE HOMES LOCKED DOWN AGAIN
    Public Health England force closure for at least two weeks after 10 residents test positive for Covid – with just two cases considered an ‘outbreak’

    https://uncut.substack.com/p/care-homes-locked-down-again

  36. Fast Eddy says:

    Portugal Can’t Get Enough of Good Thing

    An ominous headline from June 21, “Covid surges across Europe as experts warn not let guard down“, with this subtitle: “Calls grow for greater measures against wave of BA.4 and BA.5 cases in countries from Spain to Denmark“. We further read:

    Portugal has experienced the most dramatic wave, with infections per million remaining at a seven-day average of 2,043 on Monday – the second highest new case rate in the world, although down somewhat from an early June high of 2,878.

    How come? Aren’t they the epitome of the quackcination triumph:

    https://live2fightanotherday.substack.com/p/portugal-cant-get-enough-of-good

    • JMS says:

      Vacci.nes cause disease, this should be common knowledge know. But are covid-injectees dropping dead all around us? Not really, at least for now. Could they start doing it en masse in a year or two? Perhaps. But we don’t know. We can only assert that their health will be much worse than if they had been smarter.

    • Portugal needs an excuse to reduce oil consumption. They use COVID, but it is really the fact that Portugal is an inefficient user of oil and electricity. It has to cut back.

  37. Student says:

    Scientific study

    ‘Serious Adverse Events of Special Interest Following mRNA Vaccination in Randomized Trials’

    ‘Results: Pfizer and Moderna mRNA COVID-19 vaccines were associated with an increased risk of serious adverse events of special interest, with an absolute risk increase of 10.1 and 15.1 per 10,000 vaccinated over placebo baselines of 17.6 and 42.2 (95% CI -0.4 to 20.6 and -3.6 to 33.8), respectively. Combined, the mRNA vaccines were associated with an absolute risk increase of serious adverse events of special interest of 12.5 per 10,000 (95% CI 2.1 to 22.9). The excess risk of serious adverse events of special interest surpassed the risk reduction for COVID-19 hospitalization relative to the placebo group in both Pfizer and Moderna trials (2.3 and 6.4 per 10,000 participants, respectively).’

    https://papers.ssrn.com/sol3/papers.cfm?abstract_id=4125239

    • houtskool says:

      Lets quit the covid discussion and agree that their interests are purely economic (gdp pushing) and not about your health. I noticed this kind of thinking riding my bike in the rain after work, watching roosters in sponsored Tesla’s.

      Sometimes i spit on their front shield. As soon as they see my rainbow scarf they leave me alone.

  38. Yoshua says:

    https://pbs.twimg.com/media/FV2dB6AXEAIlThQ?format=png&name=large

    The WTI is breaking down from its support line

    The Feds policy to bring down inflation is working

    • Fast Eddy says:

      High prices destroy demand… which of course leads to other problems … which the CBs previously fixed by lowering interest rates and flooding BAU with $$$…. which of course ended in rip roaring inflation…

    • davidinamonthorayearoradecade says:

      oil supply is only down 4% since its 2018/2019 peak.

      worldwide demand is holding up very well.

      WTI 107

      the WTI chart is a real beauty!

      the price was way under 100 from late 2014 until early 2022.

      then the Great Day!!!!!!! of 2/24/2022 happened and the price spiked over 100 on March 1st.

      March April May June the price has wobbled between roughly 94 to 124.

      a price breakdown doesn’t pass the eyeball test.

      107 is well within the new normal range in this Great Russian Reset.

      yes it could go much lower or even higher, but until there is a change or resolution to the Special Military Operation, it could very well stay in its current range.

      we’ll see soon enough.

      que sera sera.

  39. Herbie Ficklestein says:

    Yeah, I don’t care much about money…really….doesn’t mean much to me at all…

    Binance CEO and founder Changpeng Zhao doesn’t “really care much about money,” per Bloomberg.

    Zhao is the wealthiest figure in the crypto world, with a current net worth of $18.5 billion.

    That sum was $96 billion just months ago, before the crypto market began spiraling.

    Binance CEO ChangPeng Zhao may be one of the richest figures in the crypto world — and outside of it for that matter — but he said he’s not too concerned with numbers.

    He made the comment in an interview with Bloomberg’s Businessweek, published Thursday, while discussing his company’s recent plummet in value amid a market-wide rout for cryptocurrencies that’s seen bitcoin, still the flagship digital token, fall some 70% since November.

    “So there’s a couple of things about me,” Zhao said in the interview, which was conducted in May. “I don’t really care much about money.”

    Binance, the world’s largest cryptocurrency exchange by trading volume, has seen soaring valuations since it was founded in 2017 largely thanks to a cryptocurrency fervor sweeping the globe, raising the price of coins and enticing new investors.

    ….Binance has long received criticism from regulators for failing to provide a location for the company’s headquarters. It’s an ideological tenet for some decentralized-minded crypto companies to opt out of physical, centralized home bases.

    Zhao famously tried to nestle his company in China — before quickly fleeing after the government implemented strict anti-crypto rules — as well as the tax-friendly Cayman Islands.

    He only recently decided to settle in Dubai, choosing an apartment and a Toyota minivan, according to Bloomberg. He’s often seen wearing simple, black Binance-branded shirts.

    Read the original article on Business Insider

    I sing Booby Sherman’s Easy Come, Easy Go every day

    https://m.youtube.com/watch?v=QJOuTr0BXb4

  40. Herbie Ficklestein says:

    Biden accidentally flashed a cue card telling him exactly where to go and what to do at a White House event
    Mia Jankowicz 5 hours ago Business Insider
    Biden accidentally flashed his cue card for a White House meeting, which held simple instructions.
    They included “YOU take YOUR seat” as well as an instruction to say hello to the guests.
    Cue cards are common, but right-wing commentators treated this one as a serious gaffe.

    The full list of instructions reads:
    “YOU enter the Roosevelt Room and say hello to participants.”
    “YOU take YOUR seat. ”
    “Press enters.”
    “YOU give brief comments” — this note was partially blocked by Biden’s finger.
    “Press departs.”
    “YOU ask Liz Shuler, President, AFL-CIO, a question. Note: Liz is joining virtually.”
    “YOU thank participants.”
    “YOU depart.”

    At the event, Biden stuck with his oft-repeated stance connecting renewable energy to the economy: “When I think ‘climate,’ when I think ‘environment,’ I think ‘jobs,'” he said.

    • Rodster says:

      Haha, I can’t wait for the next act in this Presidential comedy show. The world is laughing at the senile person picked as President. A broken down old man running a broken down Empire on the way out. I hope you are happy with your choice Deep State and you Neocons.

      • Herbie Ficklestein says:

        No problem, Joey has been known to be a copy cat

        Campaign Press Release – Copy That – Joe Biden’s Long Record Of Plagiarism?
        July 16, 2020
        From his time in law school to his failed presidential campaigns, Biden’s made it a habit of “borrowing” from others

        Key Takeaways

        Joe Biden has plagiarized from speeches, essays, and policy positions throughout his entire life
        As a student at Syracuse Law School in 1965, Biden plagiarized 5-pages from a law review journal “without quotation or attribution”
        During his failed 1988 presidential campaign, Biden plagiarized from speeches by British politician Neil Kinnock, Robert Kennedy, and President John F. Kennedy
        Now, Joe Biden and his 2020 Presidential campaign are at it again – lifting ideas, slogans, and writings to pass off as their own
        Last year, Biden’s campaign used “word-for-word” language from other groups as part of his climate and education policy papers
        The newly released recommendations from the “Biden-Sanders Unity Task Force” takes whole sections straight from Bernie Sanders’ campaign platform
        Biden’s “Build Back Better” slogan is a phrase coined by Bill Clinton in 2006

        https://www.presidency.ucsb.edu/documents/campaign-press-release-copy-that-joe-bidens-long-record-plagiarism

        So, it’s normal for the guy…now that is funny

      • Jon F says:

        Anything is possible….I can see public appearances being cancelled due to shortages….of incontinence pads….

      • Fast Eddy says:

        norm’s hero!!!

    • Fast Eddy says:

      Hot mic errors are not errors … nor is biden flashing the card an error.

      The PR Team is systematically messing up the very foundations of society … trannies in schools … high level judges etc refusing to define what a women is… serious people claiming men can become pregnant…

      They are turning things into a clown world — likely because when people lose their bearings like this … they turn to the authorities for direction … they become more compliant the more they become uncertain

  41. Herbie Ficklestein says:

    Yueqi Yang and Muyao Shen
    Thu, June 23, 2022, 5:26 PM
    (Bloomberg) — A broad-based selloff in digital assets and the collapse of high-profile tokens TerraUSD and Luna have caused ripple effects across the crypto industry.

    wave of liquidations triggered fear of contagion risks. Major lenders Celsius Network and Babel Finance have frozen withdrawals, and Three Arrows Capital, a major crypto hedge fund, is facing liquidity troubles that rattled investors.
    Total market value of cryptocurrencies, which topped $3 trillion in November, has dropped to $957 billion, according to data from CoinGecko.

    Below are the latest developments from the crypto fallout.

    Crypto Yield Firm CoinFlex Pauses Withdrawals

    Crypto physical futures exchange CoinFlex said it paused all withdrawals on its platform, citing “extreme market conditions” last week and “continued uncertainty involving a counterparty,” without disclosing the name. The firm said that the counterparty isn’t Three Arrows Capital or any lending firm.

    Voyager Digital Sets Limits on Withdrawals

    Crypto brokerage and exchange Voyager Digital Ltd. is limiting customer withdrawals from its platform to $10,000 and to 20 transactions during a 24-hour period.

    The New York-based firm, which secured credit lines of $485 million in the past week from Alameda Research to shore up protection for customer assets, announced the limits on its website. This week, it disclosed exposure of about $660 million in loans to the troubled crypto hedge fund Three Arrows Capital, sending shares plunging as analysts raised the prospect of further damage.

    Voyager shares trading in Toronto have plunged 95% this year.

    Crypto Lender Nexo Taps Citigroup for M&As

    Nexo, a crypto lender that has positioned itself as immune to the storms shaking decentralized finance, said it had hired Citigroup Inc. to advise on potential acquisitions.

    The lender said it was seeking “best-in-class advice” from the bank, including on “liquidity restructuring deals,” according to a blog post dated June 22.

    Nexo has made an unsolicited offer to acquire assets of its competitor Celsius, which has frozen investor withdrawals. The offer “didn’t come to fruition,” a Nexo spokesperson said in an email. Citigroup declined to comment.

    Most Read from Bloomberg Businessweek

    Oh my, what’s next?

    • Fast Eddy says:

      It’s amusing to read all this mumbo jumbo about something that should not exist.

      Reminds of that story that Taleb told about sitting in a board room with all these very serious men thinking what a f789ing joke this is…

  42. Rodster says:

    “When the Wicked Try to Flee” by JHK

    Excerpt: You may be wondering these days if our country can get any crazier. The FDA and the CDC seem bent on killing and maiming as many Americans as possible. Proof (not just evidence, you understand) abounds that Pfizer and Moderna mRNA “vaccines” don’t work and are grossly unsafe. If the people who run these agencies don’t know that, then there has never been a lazier, less competent, worse-informed executive crew running anything in the history of Western Civ.

    So, they press on now with shots for little children that are certain to harm the kids’ immune systems and produce an array of consequent serious disorders ranging from hepatitis to myocarditis to sterility to brain damage.

    The data tell us that people who got “vaccinated” and “boosted” are turning up with broken immune systems that leave them extra-specially open to repeated Covid-19 re-infection, and that each reiteration of the illness breaks down their immune systems even more — which suggests that over time (think: the months ahead) more and more of them are going to die from all kinds of opportunistic viral and bacterial diseases, not to mention cancers, structural damage due to blood clots, heart tissue injury directly from spike proteins, and brain-and-neuro illness, ditto.

    Do you believe that the authorities somehow missed all this? Are they trying to pretend that they didn’t (take your pick): 1) fecklessly promote the biggest compound medical blunder in history? 2) conspire with pharma companies in a dastardly racketeering scheme? 3) carry out the orders of some shady, malevolent elite to cull the human population under a depraved, messianic, crypto-eco ideology? or 4) just…reasons….

    https://kunstler.com/clusterfuck-nation/when-the-wicked-try-to-flee/

    • Xabier says:

      When Kunstler says that ‘there is no analogue for this in history’, he is correct.

      None of this gene-based secret murder was possible before, a truly unique moment; while Collapse itself plays out in time-honoured fashion.

      Nor, in the past, were think-tanks, trusts, etc, able to plot and game the process, suggest and implement possible ‘solutions’…….

    • Fast Eddy says:

      James is tantalizingly close to acknowledging UEP… of course none of this is about money or resets… cuz as he points out … we are running out of cheap energy…

      It’s about running out of cheap energy — and what do you do when that happens — you kill everyone…

      Let’s get this straight — all governments are on board with the injections … All Governments .. are on Board .. with the injections.

      Does anyone think all governments would be on board with killing and maiming their citizens for a respiratory disease that they KNOW is no more dangerous than a bad flu – ya think they are not aware of this? https://time.com/5107984/hospitals-handling-burden-flu-patients/

      Did all governments suddenly go Hitler + Stalin + Pol Pot on Steroids? If so why would liberal democracies team up with dictatorships to converge and launch this death star on humanity?

      Obviously they must fear something that is hiding behind the curtain. Some very wicked beast … that is giving off a sickening odour that they have been invited to smell… it is the stench of death … of 8B predators with only each other as prey … should the world leaders not act …

      The energy is gone… it is F789ing Burned Up and Gone. They are not imbeciles — they know this.

      They know that solar panels are not the answer. Those and EVs are head fakes to keep the predators calm… and believing in a robust future where they can consume more and more and more…

      Isn’t it obvious? We are being exterminated. Nobody murders and maims pregnant women and their unborn children … nobody inflicts horrific damage on infants and children .. for $$$? Come the f789 on … for $$$???? Seriously???? And nobody opposes this? Nobody says hang on – I’m not going to allow Big Pharma to make billions and hand me a few crumbs… and potentially get my name mentioned along with all the butchers of history…

      They are all on board … cuz it’s better ROF. And it is better than ROF. It is better than being skinned alive.

      This is gonna play out … more or less as outlined in UEP.

      And there ain’t gonna be a world made by hand… that is a preposterous assumption … when the unvaxxed who survive are starving and heading to where the food is … when the 4000 spent fuel ponds are abandoned and start to deliver their deadly payloads which will creep around the planet and poison the whatever food is available to anyone who is unfortunate enough to still be alive

      But hey – if it sells books — why not.

  43. Irony upon irony …

    22 June, 2022:
    “The EU Is Buying More South African Coal Than Ever – The European Union is facing a difficult energy conundrum. The bloc is torn between its climate pledges and its growing need for greater energy security. As Europe weans itself off of Russian energy, it is turning to countries such as South Africa which the Union previously pledged to help reduce fossil fuel consumption.”

    “In fact, at last year’s COP26 global climate conference, rich nations pledged $8.5 billion in climate financing specifically allocated to help South Africa cut emissions from coal. Instead, the EU is helping South Africa’s coal industry expand. While the nation has agreed to work toward ending coal production, it’s not in an economic position to do so – hence the need for $27.6 billion in climate financing. And with European demand for coal skyrocketing, the carrot far outweighs the stick. South Africa’s current unemployment rate is 34%, and the current spike in coal demand, as well as coal prices, will likely grow the 200,000 jobs presently offered by the domestic coal industry.”
    https://oilprice.com/Energy/Energy-General/The-EU-Is-Buying-More-South-African-Coal-Than-Ever.html

    10 November, 2021:
    “In a revolutionary climate agreement, South Africa will receive $8.5bn from the US and European powers to help the country stop its coal usage – South Africa now aims to decommission 34GW of coal-fired power capacity by 2030. It is predicted to account for roughly 40% of all new solar generation commissioned on the continent by the same year. The funds from the United States, France, Germany, and the UK will work alongside its Renewable Energy IPP Procurement Programme.”
    https://www.theafricareport.com/143773/cop26-south-africa-to-receive-8-5bn-to-stop-using-coal/

    • Ed says:

      “40% of all new solar”

      will they have batteries to provide 24 hours per day?

      • Besides the fact that the country has had 12 years of rolling electricity blackouts due to lack of maintenance and bad forward planning at the national power provider ESKOM, the project was very vague from the start (never to be clarified).

        “The problem here is they’re not saying specifically what or how much or what region of decommissioning needs to occur so that the agreement can state value. Yes, they talk about decarbonisation, but we’re not sure if gas is what they think is part of the decarbonisation plan? And yes, because the state has to show some sign of decommissioning in terms of the
        decarbonisation agenda, they will decommission something, but we’re not sure if the replacement is going to be another fossil [fuel]. That’s where the gaps are really problematic.” – Khambule said the technical aspect of the deal in terms of what it is trying to achieve is still scant. “This is but one of the deals, one of the things that needs to happen … It’s a catalytic
        kind of partnership.”
        https://mg.co.za/environment/2021-11-02-south-africa-strikes-historic-r130bn-deal-with-rich-countries-to-move-away-from-coal/

        The other issue is that there was no consultation with the South African public (as far as I recall) it was just announced.

        The comptetence in South Africa to run and manage such vast renewable projects as proposed is simply not there (anymore) – no point in beating around the bush about that fact – yet somehow this project has been proposed (and is still in the works apparently).

        • Fast Eddy says:

          The highly competent Germans now have some of the highest power bills in the world thanks to their Energiewende policies.

          Congratulations to the Germans for showing us the way towards collapse hahaha

    • This is just bizarre!

  44. Rodster says:

    Florida supermarket chain, Publix has said they will refuse to vaccinate children under 5. Thankfully their pharmacy won’t have to deal with an enraged FE who’s son has been permanently disabled. 😜

    • Herbie Ficklestein says:

      Hmm, Thanks… haven’t seen this in the local news yet, but the Miami Herald posted

      Since COVID-19 vaccines first became available, Publix has played a major role in tackling the public health emergency in Florida by offering vaccines to adults and, later, children as young as 5. But the Lakeland grocery company says it will not offer the vaccine approved for children ages 4 and under “at this time.” Spokesperson Hannah Herring said that Publix will not release a statement explaining its decision. The company’s website indicates that it is still accepting COVID-19 vaccine appointments for children ages 5 and up.

      Looked elsewhere and the same was stated….
      At this time….
      I don’t shop there too much anymore…Publix has soaked it’s customers with price increases to take advantage iMOP…

      Suppose the family owners are in the good with Florida Governor Desantis….he did not order the vaxced for kids either..the only governor not to do so..

    • Fast Eddy says:

      So far nobody has responded to Fast Eddy’s call to action … which has been posted on numerous substacks…

      Same reason why the people in Hong Kong continued to work during the protests – when all they had to do was call in sick en masse. Keep in mind they had over 2M people on the streets at one point … assume the children and elderly were not there — so this would be a very significant portion of the workforce.

      Humans are stoopid useless beasts. How hard is it to pick up the phone….and hurl abuse at someone who is intent on maiming your child????

  45. Mirror on the wall says:

    > Ukraine retreats from pivotal eastern city Severodonetsk, a significant victory for Russia in its grinding advance

    No no no, UKR must keep sending ALL of its reinforcements into SeverD!

    What is the point of abandoning SeverD now when so many UKR have already fallen there? There are still some UKR yet who are willing to sacrifice themselves to SAVE SeverD. All UKR get BACK into SeverD!

    /s

  46. Student says:

    Jerusalem Post

    ‘COVID-19: Preliminary Israeli study finds natural immunity in youth infected
    In the largest worldwide study on unvaccinated children and teens, researchers found those who had been previously infected with COVID had a natural immunity between 80% and 89% for 18 months.’

    https://www.jpost.com/health-and-wellness/article-710289

  47. Student says:

    After EU decision to let enter Ukraine among EU Countries with a quick procedure, Macedonia del Nord, Albania, Serbia, Kosovo, Bosnia-Erzegovina e Montenegro have started to protest as their demands have been blocked for years…

    https://www.ilfattoquotidiano.it/2022/06/24/ue-il-si-alla-candidatura-dellucraina-accende-lo-scontento-dei-balcani-nostre-domande-ferme-da-anni-il-nodo-trattati-cosi-lunanimita-rischia-di-destabilizzare-lunione/6638030/

    With all these countries that want to enter in EU, I wonder which are exactly the boundaries of EU according to EU bureaucrats…

    • Xabier says:

      I can answer that, Student: Mars – if it helps to destroy Russia……

      • Herbie Ficklestein says:

        I stand with Macedonia! Alexander the Great will come again and set matters right with Russia!
        Like why would these still wish to join the EU?
        Best to kiss the Bear bun and get some natural gas!

        • Student says:

          Hello Herbie,
          first of all thanks again for all your updates which are very interesting.
          Your comment remind me a very interesting documentary I’ve recently seen on National Geographic Channel.
          It is the third episode of the series dedicated to the Vikings.
          In that episode archeologists and historicians talk about the two different Vikings’ expansions, one on the West (UK, Ireland, Groenland and also then down to the Mediterranean sea) and one on the East towards current Russia, Ukraine and down to the Caucasus and then to Costantinopolis.
          The Vikings of the East route (which was older than the East one) were called ‘Rus’ because it meant in Viking language ‘people who row’.
          ‘Rus’ used lighter ships in order to move on rivers quickly, on which of course they had to row.
          Through the river of Volga and Dnieper they arrived till the Caspian and also the Black Sea.
          In that area Slavs, Baltics and Finnish were also present.
          Rus and the others fused all together and they embraced Christianity, which was pre-esistent in that area.
          Then, as we know, there was the shism with Roman Church, because now Russians (those who are Christians) are Orthodox.
          What is significant is that the Russian territory was never conquered, so I’m afraind it could mean something important for the people who live there and it is probably something we should think about.

          Episode 3 is here and it is called ‘As far as Baghdad’

          https://www.natgeotv.com/za/shows/natgeo/vikings-the-rise-and-fall#episodes-t1

          I don’t if there is a way to watch it in you area in case you are interested.

          All the best.

  48. CTG says:

    Russia Warns Of ‘Non-Diplomatic’ Response Over Kaliningrad Blockade

    https://www.zerohedge.com/geopolitical/russia-warns-non-diplomatic-response-over-kaliningrad-blockade

    Oh boy… pass the irradiated popcorn please

    • Minority of One says:

      I would have thought all that Russia needs to do is call in the German ambassador (if there is one) and tell him / her all gas supplies from Russia to Germany will cease at midnight unless they, the Germans, are able to sort out this latest fiasco. You (the West) create difficulties for us (Russia), expect us to reciprocate. Why would we not?

      • Fast Eddy says:

        Funny how obvious that is … but they don’t think to to it.

        That’s cuz we are being stitched up … the Uke war was invented to explain away energy shortages and inflation …. all else is theatre

  49. Fast Eddy says:

    A priest who sexually and physically assaulted a teenage boy would turn up at his victim’s home to have tea with his mother.

    The victim, now in his 60s, was one of six people to make complaints of sexual abuse against Father George William Harrison, who coached schoolboy rugby and served in many parishes in Christchurch and on the West Coast from 1935 until he retired in 1981.

    https://www.stuff.co.nz/national/129072711/six-complaints-of-sexual-abuse-laid-against-now-deceased-catholic-priest

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