The world’s self-organizing economy can be expected to act strangely, as energy supplies deplete

It is my view that when energy supply falls, it falls not because reserves “run out.” It falls because economies around the world cannot afford to purchase goods and services made with energy products and using energy products in their operation. It is really a price problem. Prices cannot be simultaneously high enough for oil producers (such as Russia and Saudi Arabia) to ramp up production and remain low enough for consumers around the world to buy the goods and services that they are accustomed to buying.

Figure 1. Chart showing average annual Brent-equivalent oil prices in 2021$ based on data from BP’s 2022 Statistical Review of World Energy, together with bars showing periods when prices seemed to be favorable to producers.

We are now in a period of price conflict. Oil and other energy prices have remained too low for producers since at least mid-2014. At the same time, depletion of fossil fuels has led to higher costs of extraction. Often, the tax needs of governments of oil exporting countries are higher as well, leading to even higher required prices for producers if they are to continue to produce oil and raise their production. Thus, producers truly require higher prices.

Governments of countries affected by this inflation in price are quite disturbed: Higher prices for energy products mean higher prices for all goods and services. This makes citizens very unhappy because wages do not rise to compensate for this inflation. Prices today are high enough to cause significant inflation (about $107 per barrel for Brent oil (Europe) and $97 for WTI (US)), but still not high enough to satisfy the high-price needs of energy producers.

It is my expectation that these and other issues will lead to a very strangely behaving world economy in the months and years ahead. The world economy we know today is, in fact, a self-organizing system operating under the laws of physics. With less energy, it will start “coming apart.” World trade will increasingly falter. Fossil fuel prices will be volatile, but not necessarily very high. In this post, I will try to explain some of the issues I see.

[1] The issue causing the price conflict can be described as reduced productivity of the economy. The ultimate outcome of reduced productivity of the economy is fewer total goods and services produced by the economy.

Figure 2 shows that, historically, there is an extremely high correlation between world energy consumption and the total quantity of goods and services produced by the world economy. In my analysis, I use Purchasing Power Parity (PPP) GDP because it is not distorted by the rise and fall of the US dollar relative to other currencies.

Figure 2. Correlation between world GDP measured in “Purchasing Power Parity” (PPP) 2017 International $ and world energy consumption, including both fossil fuels and renewables. GDP is as reported by the World Bank for 1990 through 2021 as of July 26, 2022; total energy consumption is as reported by BP in its 2022 Statistical Review of World Energy.

The reason such a high correlation exists is because it takes energy to perform each activity that contributes to GDP, such as lighting a room or transporting goods. Energy consumption which is cheap to produce and growing rapidly in quantity is ideal for increasing energy productivity, since it allows factories to be built cheaply and raw materials and finished goods to be transported at low cost.

Humans are part of the economy. Food is the energy product that humans require. Reducing food supply by 20% or 40% or 50% cannot be expected to work well. The economy suffers the same difficulty.

In recent years, depletion has been making the extraction of fossil fuel resources increasingly expensive. One issue is that the resources that were easiest to extract and closest to where they were needed were extracted first, leaving the highest cost resources for extraction later. Another issue is that with a growing population, the governments of oil exporting countries require higher tax revenue to support the overall needs of their countries.

Intermittent wind and solar are not substitutes for fossil fuels because they are not available when they are needed. If several months’ worth of storage could be added, the total cost would be so high that these energy sources would have no chance of being competitive. I recently wrote about some of the issues with renewables in Limits to Green Energy Are Becoming Much Clearer.

Rising population is a second problem leading to falling efficiency. In order to feed, clothe and house a rising population, a growing quantity of food must be produced from essentially the same amount of arable land. More water for the rising population is required for the rising population, often obtained by deeper wells or desalination. Clearly, the need to use increased materials and labor to work around problems caused by rising world population adds another layer of inefficiency.

If we also add the cost of attempting to work around pollution issues, this further adds another layer of inefficiency in the use of energy supplies.

More technology is not a solution, either, because adding any type of complexity requires energy to implement. For example, adding machines to replace current workers requires the use of energy products to make and operate the machines. Moving production to cheaper locations overseas (another form of complexity) requires energy for the transport of goods from where they are transported to where they are used.

Figure 2 shows that the world economy still requires more energy to produce increasing GDP, even with the gains achieved in technology and efficiency.

Because of energy limits, the world economy is trying to change from a “growth mode” to a “shrinkage mode.” This is something very much like the collapse of many ancient civilizations, including the fall of Rome in 165 to 197 CE. Historically, such collapses have unfolded over a period of years or decades.

[2] In the past, the growth rate of GDP has exceeded that of energy consumption. As the economy changes from growth to shrinkage, we should expect this situation to reverse: The rate of shrinkage of GDP will be greater than the rate of shrinkage of energy consumption.

Figure 3 shows that, historically, world economic growth has been slightly higher than the growth in energy consumption. This growth in energy consumption is based on total consumption of fossil fuels and renewables, as calculated by BP.

Figure 3. Annual growth in world PPP GDP compared to annual growth in consumption of energy supplies. World PPP GDP is data provided by the World Bank; world energy consumption is based on data of BP’s 2022 Statistical Review of World Energy.

In fact, based on the discussion in Section [1], this is precisely the situation we should expect: GDP growth should exceed energy consumption growth when the economy is growing. Unfortunately, Section [1] also suggests that we can expect this favorable relationship to disappear as energy supply begins to shrink because of growing inefficiencies in the system. In such a case, GDP is likely to shrink even more quickly than energy supply shrinks. One reason this happens is because complexity of many types cannot be maintained as energy supply shrinks. For example, international supply lines are likely to break if energy supplies fall too low.

[3] Interest rates play an important role in encouraging the development of energy resources. Generally falling interest rates are very beneficial; rising interest rates are quite detrimental. As the economy shifts toward shrinkage, the pattern we can expect is higher interest rates, rather than lower. As the limits of energy extraction are hit, these higher rates will tend to make the economy shrink even faster than it would otherwise shrink.

Part of what has allowed growing energy consumption in the period shown in Figures 2 and 3 is rising debt levels at generally lower interest rates. Falling interest rates together with debt availability make investment in factories and mines more affordable. They also help citizens seeking to buy a new car or home because the lower monthly payments make these items more affordable. Demand for energy products tends to rise, allowing the prices of commodities to rise higher than they would otherwise rise, thus making their production more profitable. This encourages more fossil fuel extraction and more development of renewables.

Once the economy starts to shrink, debt levels seem likely to shrink because of defaults and because of reluctance of lenders to lend, for fear of defaults. Interest rates will tend to rise, partly because of the higher inflation rates and partly because of the higher level of expected defaults. This debt pattern in turn will reinforce the tendency toward lower GDP growth compared to energy consumption growth. This is a major reason that raising interest rates now is likely to push the economy downward.

[4] With fewer goods and services produced by the economy, the world economy must eventually shrink. We should not be surprised if this shrinkage in some ways echoes the shrinkage that took place in the 2008-2009 recession and the 2020 shutdowns.

The GDP of the world economy is the goods and services produced by the world economy. If the economy starts to shrink, total world GDP will necessarily fall.

What happens in the future may echo what has happened in the past.

Figure 4. World energy consumption per capita, based on information published in BP’s 2022 Statistical Review of World Energy.

Central bank officials felt it was important to stop inflation in oil prices (and indirectly in food prices) back in the 2004 to 2006 period. This indirectly led to the 2008-2009 recession as parts of the world debt bubble started to collapse and many jobs were lost. We should not be surprised if a much worse version of this happens in the future.

The 2020 shutdowns were characterized in most news media as a response to Covid-19. Viewed on an overall system basis, however, they really were a response to many simultaneous problems:

  • Covid-19
  • A hidden shortage of fossil fuels that was not reflected as high enough prices for producers to ramp up production
  • Hidden financial problems that threatened a new version of the 2008 financial collapse
  • Factories in many parts of the world that were operating at far less than capacity
  • Workers demonstrating in the streets with respect to low wages and low pensions
  • Airlines with financial problems
  • Citizens frustrated by long commutes
  • Very many old, sick people in care homes of various types, passing around illnesses
  • An outsized medical system that still desired to increase profits
  • Politicians who wanted a way to better control their populations–perhaps rationing of output would work around an inadequate total supply of goods and services

Shutting down non-essential activities for a while would temporarily reduce demand for oil and other energy products, making it easier for the rest of the system to appear profitable. It would give an excuse to increase borrowing (and money printing) to hide the financial problems for a while longer. It would keep people at home, reducing the need for oil and other energy products, hiding the fossil fuel shortage for a while longer. It would force the medical system to reorganize, offering more telephone visits and laying off non-essential workers. Many individual citizens could reduce time lost to commuting, thanks to new work-from-home rules and internet connections. The homebuilding and home remodeling industries were stimulated, offering work to those who had been laid off.

The impacts of the shutdowns were greatest on poor people in poor countries, such as those in Central and South America. For example, many people in the vacation and travel industries were laid off in poor countries. People making fancy clothing for people going to conferences and weddings were laid off, as were people raising flowers for fancy events. These people had trouble finding new employment. They are at increased risk of dying, either from Covid-19 or inadequate nutrition, making them susceptible to other illnesses.

We should not be surprised if some near-term problems echo what has happened in the past. Debt defaults and falling home prices are very real possibilities, for example. Also, making a new crisis a huge focal point and scaring the population into staying at home has proven to be a huge success in temporarily reducing energy consumption without actual rationing. Some people believe that monkeypox or a climate change crisis will be the next area of focus in an attempt to reduce energy consumption, and thus lower oil prices.

[5] There is likely to be more conflict in a world with not enough goods and services to go around.

With a shrinking amount of finished goods and services, we should not be surprised if we see more conflict in the world. Many wars are resource wars. The conflict between Russia and Ukraine, with other countries indirectly involved, certainly could be considered a resource war. Russia wants higher prices for its exports of many kinds, including energy exports. I wrote about the conflict issue in a post I wrote in April 2022: The world has a major crude oil problem; expect conflict ahead.

World War I and World War II were almost certainly about energy resources. Peak coal in the UK seems to be closely related to World War I. Inadequate coal in Germany and lack of oil in Japan (and elsewhere) seem to be related to World War II.

[6] We seem to be facing a new set of problems in addition to the problems that gave rise to the Covid-19 shutdowns. These are likely to shape how any new crisis plays out.

Some recently added problems include the following:

  • Debt has risen to a high level, relative to 2008. This debt will be harder to repay with higher interest rates.
  • The US dollar is very high relative to other currencies. The high level of the US dollar causes problems for borrowers from outside the US in repaying their loans. It also makes energy prices very high outside the US.
  • Oil, coal and natural gas are all in short supply world-wide, leading to falling productivity of the overall system Item 1. If extraction is to continue, prices need to be much higher.
  • Difficulties with broken supply lines make it hard to ramp up production of manufactured goods of many kinds.
  • Inadequate labor supply is an increasing problem. Baby boomers are now retiring; not enough young people are available to take their place. Increased illness, associated with Covid-19 and its vaccines, is also an issue.

These issues point to a situation where rising interest rates seem likely to send the world economy downward because of debt defaults and failing businesses of many kinds.

The high dollar relative to other currencies leads to the potential for the system to break apart under stress. Alternatively, the US dollar may play a smaller role in international trade than in the past.

[7] Many parts of the economy are likely to find that the promised payments to be made to them cannot really take place.

We have been taught that money is a store of value. We have also been taught that government promises, such as pensions, unemployment insurance and health insurance can be counted on. If there are fewer goods and services available in total, the whole system must change to reflect the fact that there are no longer enough goods and services to go around. There may not even be enough food to go around.

As the world economy hits limits, we cannot assume that the money we have in the bank will really be able to purchase the goods we want in the future. The goods may not be available to purchase, or the government may put a restriction (such as $200 per week) on how much we can withdraw from our account each week, or inflation may make goods we currently buy unaffordable.

If we think about the situation, the world will be producing fewer goods and services each year, regardless of what promises that have been made in the past might say. For example, the number of bushels of wheat available worldwide will start falling, as will the number of new cars and the number of computers. Somehow, the goods and services people expected to be available will start disappearing. If the problem is inflation, the affordable quantity will start to fall.

We don’t know precisely what will happen, but these are some ideas, especially as higher interest rates become a problem:

  • Many businesses will fail. They will default on their debt; the value of their stock will go to zero. They will lay off their employees.
  • Employees and governments will also default on debts. Banks will have difficulty remaining solvent.
  • Pension plans will have nowhere nearly enough money to pay promised pensions. Either they will default or prices will rise so high that the pensions do not really purchase the goods that recipients hoped for.
  • The international system of trade is likely to start withering away. Eventually, most goods will be locally produced with whatever resources are available.
  • Many government agencies will become inadequately funded and fail. Intergovernmental agencies, such as the European Union and the United Nations, are especially vulnerable.
  • Governments are likely to reduce services provided because tax revenues are too low. Even if more money is printed, it cannot buy goods that are not there.
  • Citizens may become so unhappy with their governments that they overthrow them. Simpler, cheaper governmental systems, offering fewer services, may follow.

[8] It is likely that, in inflation-adjusted dollars, energy prices will not rise very high, for very long.

We are likely dealing with an economy that is basically falling apart. Factories will produce less because they cannot obtain financing. Purchasers of finished goods and services will have difficulty finding jobs that pay well and loans based on this employment. These effects will tend to keep commodity prices too low for producers. While there may be temporary spurts of higher prices, finished goods made with high-cost energy products will be too expensive for most citizens to afford. This will tend to push prices back down again.

[9] Conclusion.

We are dealing with a situation that economists, politicians and central banks are ill-equipped to handle. Raising interest rates may squeeze out a huge share of the economy. The economy was already “at the edge.” We can’t know for certain.

Virtually no one looks at the economy from a physics point of view. For one thing, the result is too distressing to explain to citizens. For another, it is fashionable for scientists of all types to produce papers and have them peer reviewed by others within their own ivory towers. Economists, politicians and central bankers don’t care about the physics of the situation. Even those basing their analysis on Energy Return on Energy Invested (EROEI) tend to focus on only a narrow portion of what I explained in Section [1]. Once researchers have invested a huge amount of time and effort in one direction, they cannot consider the possibility that their approach may be seriously incomplete.

Unfortunately, the physics-based approach I am using indicates that the world’s economy is likely to change dramatically for the worse in the months and years ahead. Economies, in general, cannot last forever. Populations outgrow their resource bases; resources become too depleted. In physics terms, economies are dissipative structures, not unlike ecosystems, plants and animals. They can only exist for a limited time before they die or end their operation. They tend to be replaced by new, similar dissipative structures.

While the current world economy cannot last indefinitely, humans have continued to exist through many bottlenecks in the past, including ice ages. It is likely that some humans, perhaps in mutated form, will make it through the current bottleneck. These humans will likely create a new economy that is better adapted to the Earth as it changes.

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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2,778 Responses to The world’s self-organizing economy can be expected to act strangely, as energy supplies deplete

  1. Marco Bruciati says:

    France elettricity costo 602 megawatt!!!!!!

  2. Slowly at first says:

    temperatures rise -> increased use of A/C -> more GHG emitted -> temperatures rise

  3. Yoshua says:

    There’s a tight relation between oil inventories and the oil price

  4. Student says:

    (Times of Israel)

    Ashton Kutcher says he’s ‘lucky to be alive’ after battling autoimmune disease
    Actor reveals difficult ordeal during an episode of ‘Running Wild with Bear Grylls: The Challenge,’ says ‘rare form of vasculitis’ robbed him of sight, hearing and equilibrium.
    “Two years ago I had this weird, super-rare form of vasculitis that knocked out my vision and knocked out my hearing and knocked out all my equilibrium. It took me like a year to build it all back up,” Kutcher said.’

    I’m probably biased, but these symptoms look pretty similar to the ones coming from adverse events of the ominous mRNA jab.

  5. Herbie Ficklestein says:

    Thu, August 11, 2022 at 4:37 AM
    By Tim Hepher

    PARIS (Reuters) – The head of the European Space Agency (ESA) has warned economic damage from heatwaves and drought could dwarf Europe’s energy crisis as he called for urgent action to tackle climate change.

    Director General Josef Aschbacher told Reuters successive heatwaves along with wildfires, shrinking rivers and rising land temperatures as measured from space left no doubt about the toll on agriculture and other industries from climate change.

    “Today, we are very concerned about the energy crisis, and rightly so. But this crisis is very small compared to the impact of climate change, which is of a much bigger magnitude and really has to be tackled extremely fast,” he said.

    He was speaking in an interview as heatwaves and floods generate concerns over extreme weather across the globe.

    More than 57,200 hectares have been swallowed by wildfire in France this year, nearly six times the full-year average.

    In Spain, a prolonged dry spell made July the hottest month since at least 1961.

    Utah’s Great Salt Lake and Italy’s Po River are at their lowest recorded levels. France’s Loire is now on the watch list.

    On Tuesday, Britain issued a new amber “Extreme Heat” warning.

    That follows record temperatures above 40 degrees Celsius (104 Fahrenheit) that placed a renewed focus on climate risks at July’s Farnborough Airshow in southern England, where Aschbacher said the issue was humanity’s biggest challenge.

    “It’s pretty bad. We have seen extremes that have not been observed before,” Aschbacher told Reuters this week.

    Soaring air temperatures are not the only problem. The Earth’s skin is getting warmer too.

    Aschbacher said ESA’s Copernicus Sentinel-3 satellite series had measured “extreme” land surface temperatures of more than 45C in Britain, 50C in France and 60C in Spain in recent weeks.

    Land surface temperature drives air circulation.

    “It’s really the whole ecosystem that is changing very, very fast and much faster than what scientists expected until some years ago,” he said.

    “It is drought, fires, intensity of storms, everything coupled together, which are the visible signs of climate change.”

    As changes in temperature also become more marked, winds become stronger and unleash harsher storms.

    “Typhoons are much more powerful than they used to be in terms of wind speed and therefore damage,” Aschbacher said.

    Yet another blow to BAU …. unfortunately, nothing that we can do about it..

    • A huge amount of misinformation being distributed.

      “Today, we are very concerned about the energy crisis, and rightly so. But this crisis is very small compared to the impact of climate change, which is of a much bigger magnitude and really has to be tackled extremely fast,” he said.

      What a bunch of nonsense. The energy crisis brings the economy down. There is no hope that we can do anything about changing climate. It is just a distraction.

      • Herbie Ficklestein says:

        Well, perhaps he was looking at in a different light with the economy being one aspect of the collapse.
        You are right, of course, once the economy shuts down…it will be curtains for the planets ecosystem as well…i.e. the spent nuclear fuel rod storage ponds.,

      • Xabier says:

        You are right, Gail, what he says is utter tripe,

      • one example:

        The Hoover dam was constructed to harvest the energy in the Colorado river which is effectively snowpack run off.
        The more energy produced and ‘sold’ the more profitable the dam enterprise.

        Lake Mead is filled by melting snowpack
        The Hoover dam (and similar) power output allows the BAU existence of millions of people. If climate change cuts off their energy supplies they are going to get very annoyed. (the hoaxmongers will be out in force).

        But climate change is drastically reducing the snowpack very quickly. Thus the energy output of the Hoover dam is directly and specifically linked to climate change. The ‘bathtub ring’ is there to see right now.

        Without the power of the Hoover dam the cities it supports will crumble to dust .

        Same applies to food. Climate change will affect food energy supplies directly and drastically. This in turn will drive conflicts.

        I don’t see how it’s possible to think of energy crises and climate change as separate entities

        • I see the problem as bad models. We should not have expected the Hoover Dam to work indefinitely. We should immediately have started work on replacement energy supply, if there is one.

          Building cities based on temporary water supply would seem to represent the height of stupidity.

          • that was the basis of the point i was trying to make

            unfortunately, the Hoover dam was part of the ‘new deal’ which was effectively a gigantic (FF burning) job creation scheme.
            Which at the time was critical to social survival.
            (Imagine the 30s depression being allowed to run on indefinitely)

            But to create jobs and wages, it is essential to change one energy form into another. Which is what the Hoover dam power does. The snag is you have to go on with that ‘forever’. There is no ‘enough’.

            Creating money became an end in itself—imagine trying to prevent Vegas being built. That, as far as i can judge, was a rolling program of demolition and rebuilding on the rollercoaster of oil and fabricated cash.

            Insane? Certainly, but it seemed a good idea at the time. Hindsight is easy. Cities were built on what seemed a permanent water supply. The CA snowpack was just ‘there’ to be used. No one thought the Colorado could be ‘used up’. Check the delta.

            And we did use hydropower to create another power source—Nukes. That didnt work out too well either. Nuke power requires water/steam conversion anyway.

            All energy sources require heat conversion.
            There is no other method. I’m no physicist, but i think laws say it can’t be done.

  6. CTG says:

    Xabier has written a comment that his friend noticed that the Germans seem to have a changed behaviour.

    I see here in my place people are definitely different. The cannot argue with you, seems to have lower quality arguments, forgetful, at times emotional and irrational.

    Of course logic has disappeared and the acceptance of everything the government says is very high.

    • Dennis L. says:

      Interesting observation.

      Dennis L.

    • People are quite “out of sorts” when their rent has risen, food costs have rising, and transportation costs are very high. It is individual citizens who have a terrible view of the economy.

      Businesses seem to have a larger share of costs that are not changing (such as bond payments), or they have a way of pushing the higher costs off to customers.

      • Dennis L. says:

        I sense that here in the Rochester, MN area; costs are going crazy in both construction materials and food. I shop at Sam’s, have eaten the same diet for years, $100 doesn’t purchase what it used to.

        More farmland seems on auction, my guess is prices have peaked, but the stock market is on fire; if you are in the right stocks, necessities, Tim Morgan seems to have nailed this one.

        Some things are hard to get, brush cutter from Bobcat has a 32 week wait, shortage of hydraulic motors. Took four weeks to get tractor tires installed.

        Even if one is comfortable, things seem dicey at the edges. Could the elites sense this and be very nervous as well? Subconscious?

        Dennis L.

        • Kowalainen says:

          How would you react having all those sweet egotistical fantasies starting to crumble together with the hopium and copiate supply?

          There must be this nagging suspicion about the vax as well, slap some existential angst and vax injury on top of all that ego damage and what have you?

          1. Piss poor judgement, causing👇
          2. Stress, causing 👇
          3. High cortisol levels, causing 👇
          4. Premature aging, causing 👇
          5. Premature senility

          The seven stages of grief is taking shape.

        • Xabier says:

          One would expect people here in Britain to be a bit on edge, due to warnings about huge price increases, power cuts, shortages, etc, but they seem utterly unaware.

          Food prices, although up 10- 15% or so, are still affordable; construction workers are very busy; the motorway is humming, restaurants packed.

          Shelves are full in the shops, most goods available instantly online…..

          This general complacency will continue until something smashes them in the face.

    • NomadicBeer says:

      Or maybe you are not just at their level of argument and you are not ready yet to accept reality?

      I kid, I kid. See how easy it is to dismiss someone without thinking? You do it, they do it…

      In times of stress people are looking for certainty. Trust in authority increases. Think about all american presidents starting a war to shore up their poll numbers.

      A minority of people deal with the stress by becoming nihilistic: everyone will die soon, what does it matter? We see that all the time in history (that’s how the Christian apocalyptic theology arose).

      Of course, we could accept that we don’t know much and the universe (or Gaia, or god) doesn’t care about us one way or the other. But then we would spend less time online, debating meaningless things.

  7. Is there any truth to this?

    Washington steals over 80 percent of Syria’s oil output per day
    The losses incurred by the trafficking campaign surpass $100bln, according to Syria’s oil ministry

    The Syrian Oil Ministry released a statement on 9 August accusing US forces occupying Syria of being responsible for the theft of most of the country’s oil.

    “The amount of oil production during the first half of 2022 amounted to some 14.5 million barrels, with an average daily production of 80.3 thousand barrels, of which 14.2 thousand are delivered daily to refineries,” the oil ministry’s statement said. . .

    On 10 August, footage filmed by a Russian attack helicopter was released on social media, showing a convoy of trucks operated by the US military, smuggling stolen oil destined for Iraq, out of Raqqah.

    • Student says:

      US and Russia know a lot about each other, and now probably they tell those things each other and everybody, unfiltered

  8. Adonis says:

    Look up nssm 2000 document the depop was meant to start in the year 2000 but because of political holdup it started 20 years late

  9. Kim says:

    49 years old. Former top-flight footballer, successful premiership coach, in the peak of condition for his age. Drops dead at home. Everybody stunned.

    • Kowalainen says:

      49 years old?? By the looks he was closer to 60.

      Been “busy” hyper tryharding and placating a moaroning I reckon.
      Yes, of course he were. But he sure AF won’t be anymore.


      • Kim says:

        He was definitely no advertisement for skin care but he was fit and strong.

        I suppose that there still exists in this world a class of men who put the living of life above the preservation of a girlish complexion. They even go out into the Australian sun. Although Sir Walter Elliot would surely disapprove.

        • Kowalainen says:

          Fit and strong, then goes on dying at 49 while looking like the typical 60 year old?


          I reckon he was all rot on the inside with the jab finishing the “job” already started by profusely jacking his rear end on “vitamin S” in that “professional” sporting career of his.

          “Living the good life”: I.e. hyper tryharding causing increased cortisol levels from the stress which burns those telomeres and melting “baby fat” and causing arterial plaques to form.

  10. Fast Eddy says:

    What could it be????????????????????

    norm – any idea???

    Paul Green’s “devastated” family has been joined by the rugby league community in mourning the shock loss of the premiership-winning coach who has died at the age of 49.

    He was found dead at his Queensland home on Thursday morning. The exact cause of death is not known.×700.254nv2.png/1660202168862.jpg

  11. Fast Eddy says:

    China burn more coal for EV charging – nice!

    • EVs are popular where coal is used to generate electricity. Also, France where (up until recently) electricity could be generated mostly by nuclear. Without a cheap source of electricity generation, EVs are a dead end. In fact, getting hookups so that everyone can charge their cars would be a major hurdle. This makes EVs a non-solution.

  12. Fast Eddy says:

    He would have been vaxxed.. (or they’d mention he wasn’t)

  13. Student says:


    It is not a videogame.
    Guns and bombs home by home.
    In this action an israeli and a palestinian died.

    Don’t watch if you think that you might be impressed.

    • Fast Eddy says:

      I want dead bodies

      • Student says:

        In my view, the key point is that they live in a terrible perennial war.
        Probably the good point not to have Palestine as a State is that one side can enter in that territory without crossing an official border, without going into the merits if some of the other side are terrorists or not.
        I think that confict is one of the worst situation of the world.

        • Kim says:

          The Balfour Declaration was a bribe paid to the Zio.nists to induce them to bring the United States into WW1.

          Without that, Britain, which was losing the war, would have come to the peace table.

          Peace would have meant no bolshevik revolution in Russia. No Treaty of Versailles. No Holodomor. No Great Purge. No WW2. No Chinese Communism. No Great Leap Forward. No United Nations. No IMF. And so on.

          • Kowalainen says:

            Please outline the alternative to these horrors which include the antics of hyper MOARons and hyper Tryhards, because that’s the species we are.

            There would just have been another set of horrors. Primates gonna primate even if you “erase” the past and try again from the vantage point of delusional fantasy la-la land.

            If you’re in doubt; ask yourself who built the pyramids and all the other “megalithic” sites scattered around the globe? Where are they and what could possibly have gone wrong?

            Nah; further inquiry is redundant.
            Failed species now and forever.

            It is just not a very good idea to strap a large neocortex on a primate. It will be hunky dory for some time and then it will diverge into the usual egotistical fantasies and ego escapism into hopiates and copium.

            Just repeat after me:
            FAILED SPECIES


            • MM says:

              From a statistical viewpoint it makes sense then that nobody ever takes me serious.

            • Kowalainen says:

              Yes, penetrating egos jacked on copium and hopiates is basically an exercise in futility.

              Which sort of creates the predicament we find ourselves in.

              It is what it is.

          • Student says:

            I don’t know if this link can be a reliable source about the Balfour Declaration, but I think it could give anyway a general picture about that key historic episode.
            Thank you, I dind’t remember that.


  14. banned says:

    my my my. The internet is abuzz with talk of the raid on Trump. Red clown camp seems to believe that the raid is the final nail in the blue clowns midterm coffin as the affront of secret warrants from certain very special judges wont be tolerated. Another camp feels “evidence” will be produced from the raid that enables trumps prosecution and a rekindling of the continuous two minute hate for him and any that repeated his “misinformation” about election theft. Thus the voting tabulation midterm results will be overwhelmingly favorable to the blue clown team and will make total sense because who would vote for a the insurgent red clown team who attempted to “overthrow” the legitimate government on Jan 6. Plus people will consider their vote very carefully with trump behind bars and the jan 6 people the same. Regardless is there really any doubt that the dominion machines that produced “the most secure election in history” will tabulate another very secure blue clown landslide in the midterms in spite of number one blue clown extraordinaire approval rating at historic lows? Interesting times for sure! Anyone can win a election when their approval ratings are high. It takes tenacity to win a election when your head clown approval ratings are in the gutter.

    Myself I have only one wish. Calmer heads prevail. Lot of crazy talk out there. Im enjoying my summer. Its a nice one! Martial law would screw it up for sure.

  15. Fast Eddy says:

    Ford raises price of electric F-150 Lightning by up to $8,500 due to ‘significant’ battery cost increases

    “Ford is the latest automaker to increase pricing of their newest electric vehicles amid rising inflation and commodity costs. General Motors previously raised the price of its Hummer EV pickup by $6,250, while EV startups Rivian Automotive and Lucid increased the costs of their vehicles substantially more than that. Tesla also has raised pricing this year on its vehicles.”

    Let’s go… Bran-don.

  16. Fast Eddy says:

    I’ve a CRACKING story.

    My sister in UK has as a friend a guy who’s a consultant orthopedic surgeon. He’s followed interviews I’ve done.

    Unjabbed & red pilled, he lectures his staff who can’t go anywhere while they’re all in theatre.

    Anyway, a couple of weeks ago, he had an in-person consultation with a prospective patient who needed a hip replacement. He checked the patients details, learning he was a senior sales & marketing executive for EMEA at Pfizer for the biological products including all vaccines. (No confidentiality has been broken here as there are many such roles).

    He assessed the patient & before helping him off the inspection table, he said, casually, that he was confident that he could help the man, and that he should anticipate (& then he came very close to him, stopping face to face, less than a foot away) “that the procedure would be SAFE & EFFECTIVE”, leaving a long silence, while holding the man’s gaze.

    Apparently, my sisters friend had never seen a person get dressed & run from his clinic faster.

    He’s not heard from him since.


    I like this fellow.

    Best wishes
    Mike Yeadon

    I ask again – why do the protestors not park in front of the Pfizzer offices and harass the staff daily?

  17. Fast Eddy says:

    Shock figures reveal an increase in the number of New Zealanders suffering through freezing Winter conditions living in their cars with those on the ground describing the conditions as ‘heart-breaking’ as the cost of living crisis takes its toll.

    How many billion wasted on lockdowns?

    • Wet My Beak says:

      Sad new zealand is truly third world now. Education and health systems bust. Scribble faces looting the Treasury. Gangs patrolling the streets looking for people to beat and rob.

      Reminds me of Haiti.

      I actually thought of a way new zealand could redeem itself. Offer to take a nuclear hit from a Russian submarine as a showcase to the world of what another world war could mean for civilisation.

      Some in its reptilian population might survive and could start afresh building a scribble face paradise without modern irritations. Tribal killing, rape and cannibalism could make an unfettered return consistent with the historical maori lifestyle.

      Additionally, there would be no loss of anything of value to the wider world.

    • In the future, automobiles may be bought with the view of how suitable they are for sleeping. An all purpose residence/vehicle/place to store goods.

      • Xabier says:

        Back to the wagons of the first steppe nomads?

      • Artleads says:

        The small RV. Great idea. And I had been thinking how to secure a cheap carrier to the railings topside my car.

        • NomadicBeer says:

          “The small RV. Great idea.”

          Thinking further ahead, a diesel truck with a canopy on the back (and maybe a small trailer) would fare better on broken roads and it could be easily adapted to burn oils, alcohols or a wood gasifier.

          For those interested go to Tanzania and see what they use: if they are smart they can work with Toyota and design the future of housing AND transportation!

    • Student says:

      I think you don’t see immediately blood going out fast when those terrible weapons hit. They are sharp and they make a deep cut.
      As when you cut your finger with a knife in the kitchen.
      The wound is deep, but not blood immediately going out.
      It was a terrible and horrible attack.

      • Fast Eddy says:

        See the 2:20 mark … they are hacking away at his upper body and head with the axes and machete…

        They knock him to the ground with blows and you can see them continue to hack away…

        Watch it carefully — and multiple times…

        Then you see him sitting on the ground – no blood no marks … nothing…. someone is massaging his head…

        I call bullshit on this … if multiple people hacked a person that many times… there would be blood gushing all over the place… he’s be unlikely to survive.

        These are axes and machetes… (made of rubber?)

        • Kim says:

          You are not going to see blood spurting like some schlocky horror movie.

          That said, what an amateurish performance. Three attackers – they will all squeal on each other, guaranteed. Victim survives. He will testfy. On camera. Daytime. Exact height of attackers is calculable. They are probably carrying their phones. I can see plenty of porridge eating in the future of these clowns.

          All they had to do was have one chap momentarily engage him in conversation someplace, at night, and stick a pen knife in his neck and then you’d see gushing and nobody could save the victim then.


        • Xabier says:

          It depends.

          One of my dogs once cut her whole chest open – requiring stitches – on barbed wire jumping a fence, no blood at all. Small cut on the ear, gallons of it!

          A good axe blow can shatter a skull easily, or break an arm or leg without any real effort, just by weight and momentum, but perhaps not much blood shed.

          Blunt weapons?

  18. Fast Eddy says:

    Groan hahahaha


    Mary replied to Jason’s comment

    My sister in law….only took the original 2. Last one was taken in March. She developed extremely high blood pressure, they put her on some heart med (sorry, don’t know what) and then she had to have her gall bladder removed in July. They saw liver cancer during the surgery and she was dead on Dec. 16, 2021.

  19. Fast Eddy says:

    Funeral business e.g. Service Corporation International is going gang busters! I wonder why? Deaths are way down due to COVID (peaked in 2021); so why this huge growth? sshh, it’s the vaccine, stupid!

  20. Fast Eddy says:

    I am told that this is an actual poster in NZ….

    Wet – what do you make of this?

  21. The Energy Bulletin has this quote this week (August 8):

    “Australia said on Monday it will decide whether to curb exports of liquefied natural gas (LNG) after a watchdog urged restrictions, warning one of the world’s biggest suppliers of the fuel could face a shortfall and soaring prices next year. The Australian Competition and Consumer Commission warned extra gas is needed to offset declining output at offshore fields that have long supplied the populous east coast, home to nearly 90% of Australia’s population…The ruling could affect fuel supplies and prices in 2023 for global consumers already roiled by gas disruptions due to the war in Ukraine.”
    Sonali Paul and Renju Jose, Reuters

    I found this related article:

    Potential curb on Australian LNG exports is another blow to Asia-Pacific gas markets

    Australia is looking to trim its overseas sales in favor of domestic consumption ahead of a projected shortfall in local supplies next year.

    Asia-Pacific has been suffering months of tight LNG supplies and soaring prices in the region due to competition from European buyers looking to replace restricted Russian gas.

    The Australian Competition and Consumer Commission called for Canberra to protect domestic gas supplies and curb exports after projecting the east coast of the country could suffer a shortfall next year.

    The following is link to an article from June 2022, pointing out that natural gas supply is expected to be low in 5 of the 6 of the states of Australia in the near future, even though Australia is with world’s largest exporter of natural gas.

    • Adonis says:

      Very interesting gail not enough gas means no more exports no matter what the prices are resources are going down not up as many peak oilers believed .

    • Adonis says:

      Remember how you were saying governments would be receiving less tax dollars well my job was privatized two years ago to save money now the government has decided privatization is too expensive and will be making my job government owned again to save money you were right on the money there gail

      • MM says:

        Ah, I know this, it is called “sale-and-buyback”.
        It won the Nobel price for monetary perpetuum mobile.

        • Kowalainen says:

          It works something like this:

          1. Guvmint org accumulates dead meat and decides to flip the bureaucracy
          2. Private companies cuts the dead meat
          3. Private companies rake in the profits
          4. Guvmint re-appropriates profitable businesses
          5. See 1.

          It’s a win-win scenario if it wasn’t for the reason that most companies are basically useless and serving no effective purpose apart from burning finite resources.

          After all; the “Normals” needs a “job” to perpetrate and multiply MOAR hyper MOARons and hyper Tryhards.

    • Student says:

      Thank you.
      Very interesting.

  22. Slowly at first says:

    By the 2030s I will have reached an advanced age. How will I negotiate a collapsing world in a decrepit body?

    • Bam_Man says:


    • Herbie Ficklestein says:

      Here’s some advice

      Meditate upon what you ought to be in body and soul when death overtakes you; meditate on the brevity of life, and the measureless gulf of eternity behind it and before, and upon the frailty of everything material.”
      ― Marcus Aurelius, Meditations

      You boarded, you set sail, you’ve made the passage. Time
      to disembark. If it’s for another life, well, there’s nowhere
      without gods on that side either. If to nothingness, then you no
      longer have to put up with pain and pleasure, or go on
      dancing attendance on this battered crate, your body—so
      much inferior to that which serves it.
      One is mind and spirit, the other earth and garbage.”
      ― Marcus Aurelius, Meditations

      Death smiles at us all, all a man can do is smile back.”
      ― Marcus Aurelius

      Many more listed..

    • davidinamonthorayearoradecade says:

      through the natural way: death.

      I would also be an advanced age.

      reality doesn’t think we’re special.

  23. Fast Eddy says:

    The fish counter at the supermarket is no more — due to staff shortages all fresh fish is now pre-packed in plastic and kept on the shelves…

    Apparently they’ve lost staff — likely higher pay elsewhere.

    Or some of them could be vax injured / dead.

    • Xabier says:

      The main supermarket in the city centre here lost nearly all of its cashiers a few months ago, and a remaining one told me it was due to higher pay offered by rivals.

      Most of the restaurants and bars are advertising for staff at all levels, too.

      • Fast Eddy says:

        I am hearing reports of people slacking off big time in their work… the one munchkin works in a restaurant and the other staff spend much of their time chatting and on their phones – including the assistant manager…. leaving her to do much of their work.

        The manager is aware of this and has tried to get these staff to pull their weight – nothing works… cuz they know they won’t be fired cuz there is no way to find replacements…

        And even if you replace them the odds of finding anyone who will put effort in is slim.

        Obviously what ends up happening is the hard workers get irritated and either leave or stop putting in effort.

        Seems to be the new ‘thing’ — another product of lockdowns where people were paid to do nothing for months – and were lovin it?

        Ardern the Most Re tard ed PM in the World Ever.

  24. Minority of One says:

    Very interesting discussion between Alex Christoforou and Alexander Mercouris. The gist seems to be that Turkey has switched from allying with the West to Russia.

    Russia – Turkey trade deal causes collective west panic

    • Tim Groves says:

      I suppose that the big question on every naughty schoolboy’s mind is……..

      If Russia was to attack Turkey from behind……..

      Would Greece help out?

  25. Agamemnon says:

    That series “life after people “
    Maybe we need “life after oil”
    Est. Supposedly 100k slaves built Giza in a few decades.
    Hard to see since subsistent life is full+ days work.
    A Reversal to lo/no tech would be hard to climb out of.
    Seems a mind boggling cruel joke.
    Imagine we become myth.

    • Herbie R Ficklestein says:

      Maybe we don’t give our ancient ones the credit they are due..

      • Azure Kingfisher says:


        “Basalt Synthesis Invented Over 3,000 Years Ago!” from Science Frontiers #119, SEP-OCT 1998:

        “Basalt is a blackish volcanic rock that is hard and durable. In nature it sometimes occurs in long prisms of hexagonal cross section. In fact, ancient Micronesians quarried multi-ton basalt prisms to build their fantastic megalithic complex of 92 artificial islets at Nan Madol. (SF#45)

        “The inhabitants of ancient Mesopotamia had no basalt quarries at hand. Indeed, building stone of any kind was exceedingly scarce. What the Mesopotamians of the second century B.C. did have in abundance was alluvial silt. From this unpromising material they were able to make their pottery, writing tablets, and art objects. However, for grinding grain and engineering structures they needed something harder and stronger. Their innovative solution was: artificial basalt made from silt. They simply melted the silt and let it cool slowly.

        “Sounds simple, but three remarkable intellectual and technical advances were required:

        1. The Mesopotamians first had to recognize that silt could be melted. This could not have been obvious in 1000 BC.

        2. Next, they had to develop high temperature (1,200°C) smelters that were much larger than those they used for metallurgical purposes.

        3. Finally, they had to discover that slow cooling was needed for the growth of large crystals in the cooling melt. (Of course, they had no microscopes to see the crystals. So, it had to have been something learned from experience.)

        “That the Mesopotamians were able to synthesize basalt can be seen at Mashkanshapir about 80 kilometers south of Baghdad. Slabs of this artificial rock — flat and smooth on one side from the molds — are abundant. In fact, some 100 cubic meters of the material have been found.

        “Comments. In the light of the Mesopotamian’s success in making artificial stone, perhaps we should reconsider Davidovits’ claim that the ancient Egyptians cast some of the blocks they used to build the pyramids. In other words, they, too, made artificial stone at the sites of the pyramids. (SF#34 and SF#54)”

    • Work on crops comes at certain times of years. Work on the Giza Pyramids could have taken place in the slack times, just as work on Cathedrals may have taken place at slack time.

      Also, if the economy was more efficient, perhaps everyone wasn’t needed in subsistence agriculture. Some of the people could have worked on the Giza Pyramids.

    • Replenish says:

      Building a Colossi after Oil? Going to need Community warming and feeding centers!

      “Batch cooking is something that impoverished people learn pretty quickly because it is less wasteful. This is one reason why soup kitchens emerged around the world in response to the depression of the 1930s, and why a network of “British Restaurants” – Churchill refused the proposed name “community kitchens” – were developed to feed the nation during the dark days of 1940 and 1941:

      “Communal feeding centres were originally created to assist the working poor but rapidly gained a broader appeal. For example, to those who did not have access to cooking facilities in their homes because of bomb damage, those who did not have access to a workplace canteen, men affected by the evacuation of women, and women undertaking war work outside the home. Not requiring coupons, they offered people the opportunity to supplement their meagre food rations through the purchase of a nutritionally balanced meal.”

      • This is a good article. The rise in people in the UK needing food from food banks came much earlier than 2020, according to a chart he shows.

        He also says:

        Foodbanks are classic charity insofar as they involve better off people and companies donating food which is then distributed to those in need. And as with all such charitable models, they fail at precisely the point when they are most needed because inflation and recession result in far fewer well-off individuals and companies donating far less food.

        I think that the problem with soup kitchens is that those who need food need transportation to get to the kitchens. The food needs to be cooked at close to the time it is eaten. This doesn’t work well when people are dispersed widely and don’t have cheap or free public transportation.

    • fromoasa says:

      From Amazon:

      The Giza Power Plant: Technologies of Ancient Egypt by Christopher Dunn.

      Did a highly advanced civilization exist in prehistory? Is the Giza Pyramid a remnant of their technology? Then, what was the power source that fueled such a civilization? The technology of harmonic resonance, claims renowned master craftsman and engineer Christopher Dunn. In a brilliant piece of reverse engineering based on twenty years of research, Dunn reveals that the Great Pyramid of Giza was actually a large acoustical device! By its size and dimensions, this crystal edifice created a harmonic resonance with the Earth and converted Earth’s vibrational energies to microwave radiation. The author shows how the pyramid’s numerous chambers and passageways were positioned with the deliberate precision to maximize its acoustical qualities. This may be the same technology discovered by Nikola Tesla and the solution to our own clean energy needs.


      The pyramids were a worldwide system. We’ll send Gail to Guatemala, Egypt, etc., to buy them up. They can be dismantled and Norman Pager can carry the pieces home on his back. Mr Pager is quite the deadweight-lifter, don’t you know! Then we’ll get him to back-engineer the pyramids and write the instruction manuals. All of Earth’s power requirements will be solved!

      • Replenish says:

        I envision the instruction manuals will be illustrated in a similar style as the Buckminster Fuller “Energy Slaves” comic by Stuart McMillen starring our surplus energy savior and his reverse engineered ancient technology.

        • ivanislav says:

          The comic says a man can perform 200kJ of work in an 8 hour day. 200,000J/8hrs/(3600 seconds/1hrs)=~7J/s. Can that be right? A man can on average only do 7 watts of useful work?

          I thought cyclists hit a max of something like 2kilowatts for short bursts, almost 300 times that work rate.

          • davidinamonthorayearoradecade says:

            Stuart corrects this error in a footnote.

            a math guy told him that Buckminster Fuller made an error of one decimal place, and had the number as 7 watts.

            the footnote says an average worker can sustain about 70 watts for an 8 hour workday.


            I do HIGHLY recommend the comic, it’s basic energy economics but lots of good stuff.

          • Kowalainen says:

            The “idle” power consumption of the body is about 100W, of which 20W is consumed by the brain to manifest various forms of egotistical fantasies to placate the ego with copium and hopiates.

            Yes, doped up elite level cyclists can chuck out some 400W (measured on the cranks) on top of the idle power consumption for prolonged periods of time, usually ascending some col.

            With a thermodynamic efficiency of approx 20% (high estimate), that means that the body produces 100 + 400/0.2 = 2.1kW of sustained power at maximum effort mostly assisted by dope, glucose and a hardcore training regimen.


            • ivanislav says:

              For anyone curious about muscle efficiency:

              “Muscles convert chemical free energy into mechanical work. The energy conversion occurs in 2 steps. First, free energy obtained from oxidation of metabolic substrates (ΔGS) is transferred to ATP and, second, free energy from ATP hydrolysis (ΔGATP) is converted into work by myosin cross-bridges. The fraction of ΔGS transferred to ATP is called mitochondrial efficiency (ηM) and the fraction of ΔGATP converted into work is called cross-bridge efficiency (ηCB). Overall cross-bridge efficiency varies among muscles from ~20% and 35% and the analysis presented in the current studies shows that this variation is largely due to differences in ηCB whereas ηM is similar (~80%) in all the muscles assessed”

              Pretty cool! I never looked into this before.

      • Christopher says:

        Tesla was doing some work with this. Energy transmission at the Schuman frequency, found this summary:

        My guess is transmission losses would get much worse by using this kind of wireless tech.

        • fromoasa says:

          From your link:

          “The proposed project would demonstrate a method of energy distribution calculated to be 90-94% efficient.”

          Much better than current methods, then, if it worked.

        • Kowalainen says:

          What could possible go wrong meddling with the ionosphere?

          How about not fscking with planetary dynamics we got no clue about? Yes? Isn’t it bad enough spewing out various emissions and toxins from burning finite resources?

          And for what? Let me inform you: To placate some hyper Tryhards and hyper MOARons perpetrating all retch and no vomit until the end of times. Pure and utter boredom mired in stagnation forever and ever.

          It’s no wonder the earth is littered with various ruins from before the antediluvian flood, which seems to have been confirmed by science. Warring and meddling with that which shouldn’t be.

          Holy oats; all these hyper Tryhards going about their attaboy antics in order to placate themselves and the usual suspect hyper MOARon in perpetuity.

          Alas, no surprises here. Just leave the ionosphere alone. While at it; drop the egotistical fantasies, starting with flipping your epitome of sloth: The automobile. Follow it up by cranking the oats and turning the oh noes.


  26. Yoshua says:

    Ukraine destroyed a Russian air force base in Crimea with some advanced precision guided missiles that passed through the best Russian air defence

    Ukraine claims it was a secret weapon

    • fromoasa says:

      This special military operation has been going on far too long. With all the practice it’s had, little Ukraine could yet win. Then there’d be no stopping it. Having conquered Russia, it’d move on to the US of A, to totallyn – azi -fy it.

      Gail would be issued with a compulsory SS uniform. How fetching would that be? The only Norwegian surname allowed would be “Quisling”. Signs would be erected on the US sidewalks: “Any person not goose-stepping will be shot!” How romantic.

    • Mirror on the wall says:

      Is this the same incident as spoken of here? It is perhaps another UKR media game in the face of mounting losses?

      If Russia truly lost 9 warplanes in that incident, well at least it has another 4000+ LOL.

      > Ukraine Denies Blowing Up Crimean Air Base

      …. Although outside observers quickly speculated that the Ukrainian military had attacked the airport, the Ukrainian defense ministry denied its involvement in a statement.

      “The Ministry of Defense of Ukraine cannot establish the cause of the fire,” the statement read, before reminding the Russian military “of the rules of fire safety and the prohibition of smoking in unspecified places.”

      Mykhailo Podoliak, a senior adviser to Ukrainian president Volodymyr Zelensky, also denied Ukraine’s involvement during an interview with Russia’s “TV Rain” opposition television channel, but did not rule out the possibility of sabotage, speculating that it might have been caused by “someone representing the [Ukrainian] partisan movement” within Crimea, which Russia illegally annexed from Ukraine in 2014.

  27. Fast Eddy says:

    It seems they were clapping to much and that caused the Saudi guy to collapse

  28. Fast Eddy says:

    Videos of people “dying suddenly” in Thailand, India and Spain (and a different video of that Saudi man’s collapse in Cairo)


  29. Fast Eddy says:

    ‘But when vaccines leak, allowing at least some pathogen transmission, they could create the ecological conditions that would allow hot strains to emerge and persist.’

    When will Cassandra be right … my patience is wearing thin…

    In the meantime VAIDS is kicking ass… lots and lots of people with repeat Covid and flu in QT….

    I know of one 2x injected (not getting anymore) who’s been flued 3x in 3 month. This is a healthy fit person….

  30. Mirror on the wall says:

    ‘Crisis, vot crisis?’

    • MM says:

      There is an easy solution for every household who watches this and is

      sss s s s ccc c aaa a r rr r reeeee ddd !!!!!

      Insulate your home, check the heating system stock up food, buy our herbs.

      As far as I see the economy loves it.
      prices are up because supply cannot meet demand, people take more credit etc.

      In short: Build Back Better.

  31. Fast Eddy says:

    UK household power bills are now likely to soar to as much as £4,200 from January, a staggering increase.

    Will it be Boom Q3 or Q1?

    Or will UEP finish us off first?

    It’s an exiting finish one way or the other to our horrifying run on this planet

    • Minority of One says:

      My optimism is kept going by that guy who telephoned the pharmacist and gave her a piece of his mind, because his son got myocarditis. With that sort of can-do attitude, anything is possible. Maybe 2024, later?

      • davidinamonthorayearoradecade says:

        can-do yes can-do!

        why not at least 2024?

        que sera sera!

      • Fast Eddy says:

        did you notice how the pharmacist didn’t give any f789s… didn’t apologize… didn’t show much of a reaction at all…


        Cuz the injuries are rare and if not for the vax hundreds of millions would die of covid….

    • Kim says:

      See this kind of thing 10,000 times. Don’t draw any conclusions about the behavior of certain groups.

      • Fast Eddy says:

        It looks like the old bastard was mouthing off to the cashier… he probably deserved it…

        The fact that he’s eating that garbage = he deserves a beating.

        F789 him.

        Message for Doomies — see how easy it is for humans to snap?

  32. Mirror on the wall says:

    Alex M has become like a daily ‘fix’ now….

    UK Admits Russian Advance on Bakhmut; Prospects for Ukraine’s Kherson Offensive Fade

    • So, the chance that Ukraine will win this war looks less and less good. All of this “punishing Russia through sanctions” really isn’t having much effect. Perhaps the temporary problem is not so temporary.

  33. Tim Groves says:

    “Our plan is that on the Corona-Warn App, as long as you’re within three months of vaccination, the certificate simply has a different colour, so the normal vaccine certificate, which appears blue, would then be green, so everyone immediately sees when they go in that this is a fresh certificate.”

    That is the Health Minister of a major European nation, high on Paxlovid and God knows what else, dreaming about how to enforce selective mask mandates by adjusting the background colours on a cellphone app. This is the world that we are in right now, this is actually happening.

    It’s hard to unwind Lauterbach’s psychology from a distance. The evidence suggests – despite his own statements to the contrary – that he had a bad reaction to his first AstraZeneca jab and has received no further doses. At the same time, he’s genuinely terrified of SARS-2, he tests himself daily, and he thinks of little else. He also lives alone, drinks too much, preaches the evils of salt and prefers press appearances and publicity to administration and politics. His former wife has said publicly that she regrets his cabinet appointment, because he’s not up to the job. Once upon a time Camp Corona was a pretty inclusive place, full of all kinds of people. Now the normal types have all boiled off, and mentally disturbed Lauterbachs and grifting Feigl-Dings are all that’s left. This thing really is ending now.

    • Strange! Perhaps Germany is doing so poorly that hiding behind Covid rules is the only option.

      • Xabier says:

        A friend has just returned from a holiday in Germany. Time and again, in contrast to impressions from previous holidays, he encountered rudeness, dishonesty and incompetence – are Germans feeling the strain?

        • Foolish Fitz says:

          Hopkins wrote about this the other day and it certainly sounds bad.

          “No, this new official ideology, the New Normal — which is still very much in effect in places like Germany, China, Canada, Australia, New York, California, etc. — is nakedly, undeniably, purely ideological. It is based, not on facts, but belief. It is a belief system, as is every other ideology. It is essentially no different than an official religion … one which demonizes and persecutes all other religions, and non-religions, and all other belief systems.

          According to this new official belief system, those of us who maintain different beliefs, and refuse to convert to the new official beliefs (or pretend to convert to the new official beliefs), are dangerous, foreign elements in society. And thus, from now on, in New Normal Germany, we will be forced to wear a visible symbol of our different beliefs (our “otherness”) in public, so that the authorities and the Good German masses will be able to identify us.

          Is any of this sounding vaguely familiar?”

          What 2025 figure did Deagel give for Germany Tim?

          • JMS says:

            Such promising figures could only be achieved through totaler krieg. Could the injections be the grim reaper of that total (civi)l war? We will have to wait and see.

            This is guaranteed, we will pay dearly for the privilege of watching what is coming (that if the suspense of it doesn’t kill us first)

          • Tim Groves says:

            I suppose total war could cut the German population by 60% or 70%. And there is a precedent for that..

            Not the First or Second World Wars, which were very tough wars but which basically decimated the population, with total German death tolls of about 3 million and 8 million, respectively.

            The precedent is the Thirty Years War, which was a total war that probably halved the German population in the course of thirty years.

            Could the lack of energy, food and hope, coupled with jab-related diseases, and the German cultural tendency to lose it big time when they really get going, end up halving the population in three years?

            I wouldn’t know. But IF —and only IF— there is a depopulation plan, doing it rapidly over the course of a few short years would be easier for the perps than doing it slowly over decades. If the perps were following a purely utilitarian logic and wanted to get it done as a fair accompli, speed would be of the essence.

            • Kim says:

              “the German cultural tendency to lose it big when they really get going”

              I am stunned by the stu.pidity of this statement.

              What could it possibly mean?

          • Tim Groves says:

            By all accounts, anyone who was considered to maintain different beliefs was on very dodgy ground during the Thirty Years War.

            • Kim says:

              Would not the same apply to the English Civil War or The Great Leap Forward?

            • Kowalainen says:

              Kim, why so exclusive?

              Just slap the entirety of mankind into the “capable of abhorrent shit” bucket reeking of failed species and their absurd egotistical fantasies.

    • Fast Eddy says:

      How about this… a new Covid App… it’s an explosive necklace that if removed will blow your head off….

      When you miss your injection schedule it starts to beep … you have a week of beeping … if you do not get injected… it will blow your head off.

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