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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4,063 Responses to The world’s self-organizing economy can be expected to act strangely, as energy supplies deplete

  1. NomadicBeer says:
    August 4, 2022 at 12:12 pm
    […]. I wonder how Kulm, FE and all the other “lords of creation” feel about that?

    I don’t know FE’s genealogy so I can’t comment on him.

    However, Gregory Clark has proven that the descendants of elites are better than others and we are mostly descended from successful people , not the peasants and barbarians.

    There is a Japanese comic book called “Golden Kamui”, about the Ainu people who live in Hokkaido, Japan, and a bunch of Japanese speculators who are looking for gold. Long story short, the heroine, Asirpa, has blue eyes.

    Her story has a basis.

    Bronislaw Pilsudski was a Polish adventurer. (His brother , much better known, was the Victor of the Battle of Warsaw in 1920 and the first President of Poland subsequent to that.)

    Bronislaw somehow made it all the way to Hokkaido, and he fathered a daughter with a local woman. So, this Ainu girl who was far from Civilization suddenly had an uncle who was the President of Poland. (unfortunately what happened to her is not known.)

    Elite genes supplant non-elite genes.

  2. CTG says:

    Guys…. two questions for all of you….

    Do you feel that things are getting better and the people surrounding you are getting more awake?

    Just a reality check to see if the reality as portrayed by MSM is getting too ridiculous

    On my side, the amount of insanity is stupendous, from close family members, relatives or friends to acquaintances. It is just like someone put in a global reduction of “brain cells” (haha like changing the global variable in programming that affects everyone except those who are unvaxx.

    Other than those who have to take the vax just to put food on the table, anyone here knows anyone who is “seriously aware” but pro vax ? Seriously aware as in “Russia is not the bad guy” and “energy is the real issue”

    p.s. Sorry but to many the two questions are redundant questions but let us hear it from all of you who are staying in different parts of the world.

    • Dennis L. says:

      It’s not something I talk about; it is an emotional issue and is sort like the abortion issue. Isn’t worth losing a friend with conversation which will change nothing.

      Dennis L.

    • nikoB says:

      The lack of critical thinking, fear and wanting to belong are the drivers.
      I had this conversation with a close friend who is an academic.

      me: So your not going to get the boosters right?

      them: no I don’t want them they don’t work. I have already caught covid and done my bit by being vaxxed.

      me: so there is no way you would get them?

      Them: no they are only offering mRNA now and they are dangerous, my doctor said so from the start. That is why I got AZ.

      me: what would you do though if they mandate them again or make them a requirement at your work or to be able to socialise?

      Them: that won’t happen.

      Me: why not they did it before?

      Them: They just won’t, leave it.

      Me: But you said the same thing to me about injecting children in Australia and that they would never do that because it doesn’t affect children and now here we are injecting most of our children. So what if they mandate them again?

      Them: if it means losing my privileges then I would get the boosters because I would rather risk and adverse reaction or be dead than not be able to do my work (money no issue as they are retired) and socialise.

      Me: So you are basically saying you are really against getting a booster unless they take away your freedom. Has the thought never occurred to you that you should fight them taking your freedoms?

      and on and on eventually ending with her saying that the only reason that Australia now has such a bad covid outcome is that they opened up and reduced restrictions. The lack of thinking is mind blowing.

      There is no good outcome to this.

      • Fast Eddy says:

        Yes! Australia should have stayed locked down to the world permanently. And NZ too.

        These could be like really exclusive clubs… sorry but we’re not accepting new members.

        You should encourage your friend to get more boosters… even if they are not mandated… explain that there is a New Extra Strength booster coming soon…

    • Fast Eddy says:

      I sent someone the clip of the guy breathing in the mask outside in the cold… and said — how ridiculous HK still requires these even outdoors …

      no response.

      That says it all. No cure for stooopidity.

    • MM says:

      There are just substantial amounts of brain functions missing.
      People have turned 100% egoistic and 0% cooperative.
      Nothing works any more.
      Nothing gets done.

      I sense it but I can not pin it down to certain events.

      • Fast Eddy says:

        Watching that leaked video from the SA nurse — and almost everyone dies with the treatments they give the Vids…. she knows – the doctors MUST know… they are killing people…

        This is truly amazing… it’s like they are in some sort of zombie state… like they have become divorced from any ethics…

  3. in says:
    August 4, 2022 at 8:46 am


    To reply to your comment a few days ago:

    “Only if the IVF costs and other technological fertility treatment costs start skyrocketing and stop working altogether and said subsidies for it disappear, daycare and other subsidies of this kind is also disappear. Then social Darwinism will be more complete”.

    My answer;

    if an elite family will have a child, they will have it, by the traditional means explained in the Book of Genesis and other less than politically correct ways.

    The peasant women will only have the seed of elite males.

    • in says:


      You expect peasants to offer their pretty wives and daughters to Elite Men to enjoy and raise their subsequent children?

      • Kowalainen says:

        Just slap some lipstick on the prettier hyper MOARons and dispatch them to the “elites”.

        We gotta get this sucker up to speed again after the “bottleneck”, no?

        Didn’t you get the memo?
        It goes something like this:

        TRY AGAIN? [Y/N]



  4. @Hobbs

    What will happen is the medicine for 1% and the medicine for 99%

    The Chinese ran something called “Barefoot Doctors” during the 1960s and 1970s

    Half-literate teens (usually girls) were given a three month training session and rode around the countryside to treat locals. Obviously, if a disease was beyond the capacity of the ‘barefood doctor’, the peasant was out of luck.

    Meanwhile the bigwigs were treated in Moscow, or sometimes in Hong Kong under an assumed name.

    That will be how medicine will end up.

    • It is possible that there will be wide differences in medical care, even in developed countries. Clearly, there are already wide difference in available medical care, comparing different parts of the world.

  5. Mirror on the wall says:

    ‘Dickensian’ poverty returns to Britain, with 1/2 of the population shivering in fuel poverty this winter. That conflict with Russia is really working out for UK….

    > UK is facing Dickens-style poverty, ex-PM warns

    Gordon Brown has called on the authorities to approve an emergency budget amid skyrocketing fuel prices

    People in Britain are facing “a winter of dire poverty” amid skyrocketing energy costs, former UK Prime Minister Gordon Brown said on Saturday, urging the government to approve an emergency budget.

    According to the Labour politician, the continued increase in fuel prices places “35 million people in 13m households – an unprecedented 49.6% of the population of the United Kingdom,” in risk of fuel poverty in October. Calling the situation a “financial timebomb,” he added that “there is nothing moral about indifferent leaders condemning millions of vulnerable and blameless children and pensioners to a winter of dire poverty.”

    The former prime minister said the scenes he has witnessed in his home county of Fife in Scotland remind him of things he read about from the 1930s – undernourished children, “pensioners choosing whether to feed their electricity meters or themselves,” and nurses having “to queue up at their food bank.”

    Poverty is “hitting so hard” that charities are unable to ease the burden on people, Brown said, adding that “Britain is creating a left-out generation of young boys and girls,” whose childhoods “are starting to resemble shameful scenes from a Dickens novel.” The ex-PM vowed to fight “to renew the child poverty reduction target this government shamefully abolished.”

    The typical annual household fuel bill is expected to rise to around £3,500 from October, three times higher than last year. The real household post-tax income “is projected to fall sharply in 2022 and 2023, while consumption growth turns negative,” the Bank of England said.

    The energy crisis in Europe has been exacerbated by the sanctions on Moscow over the Ukraine conflict and a decrease in Russian natural gas supplies. While the UK is not directly dependent on Moscow for fuel, it is still suffering from rising energy and cost-of-living prices.

    • Topple the statues of Nelson, Wellington, Arthur Harris, etc and revoke all the titles given for killing Europeans.

      Stop honoring the ‘National Heroes’ who were enemies of Civilization and repent for its centuries of warmongering in Europe.

      Then maybe they will have some sympathy on it.

      • Fast Eddy says:

        Let’s also revoke all of Ali’s heavy weight titles while we are at it – how dare he win.

    • Fast Eddy says:

      It’s a good think they can blame Putin for this … otherwise the rabble might looking to skin some elites alive.

    • The article says,

      the continued increase in fuel prices places “35 million people in 13m households – an unprecedented 49.6% of the population of the United Kingdom,” in risk of fuel poverty in October.

      I wonder what happens in December and January, when it is cold and dark out.

      • Fast Eddy says:


        • Tim Groves says:

          I may have been the first one here, and certainly one of the first, to bring the Deagel forecasts to the forum’s attention. That must have five years ago or more.

          At that time, many dismissed the forecast because they saw no way to get from here (BAU) to there (loss of 2/3 of the population in the US and much of Europe and loss of 3/4 in the UK by 2025.

          Indeed, none of saw a way, short of nuclear war. But today, with the fuel crisis, the food crisis, and the disease/jab crisis, I think we can see a way to do it, even if we still can’t accept that it is actually going to come about.

          Well, all I can say is we only have to watch and wait another three years to see how this pans out.

          • Fast Eddy says:

            But if you cull that many people … how do the rest eat? Supply chains implode.. spent fuel ponds go unmanaged…


          • Fast Eddy says:

            How about we round up people like this and replace the animals in lab experiment with them?

            norm? Surely you’d support this… if they survive you can have what’s left of them for your harem

            BTW – where’s mike… mike??? … mike…. mike????? Maybe mike has gone dunc on us… he tooted his Pro Vax horn so loudly for so long … and now that he can see he was a fool…

            He feels shame…

            anna – what about you … feeling a bit of shame you old crotchety bat… hahahaha

    • Foolish Fitz says:

      “there is nothing moral about indifferent leaders condemning millions of vulnerable and blameless children and pensioners to a winter of dire poverty.”

      That’s the same man that said this.

      Nothing moral about Gordon that’s for sure.

  6. Mirror on the wall says:

    Alex M gives an interesting rundown of the day. UKR has blundered again, and its entire Donbass line is buckling under Russian advances. NATO is risking its alliance with Turkey, and so its naval dominance in the east Med; and it is in danger of overcommitting itself in concurrent conflicts with Russia, China and Iran.

    The entire West looks on the verge on becoming a shambles; arguably it has observably been headed that way for some time, with the list of recent debacles in MENA, and now the alienation of Russia and the energy crisis in Europe.

    Nietzsche would probably argue that the West is not harming itself with its mistakes so much as that it is already decayed and finished, which is why it is making the mistakes in the first place, symptomatology. Perhaps dementiated Biden is an apt figure of civilisational decline and failure?

  7. Agamemnon says:

    I wonder if this is possible?
    (hackernews is always optimistic on PV.
    If oil doubles then payback in 5yrs?
    From peakoilbarrel:
    08/03/2022 at 6:55 pm
    The energy payback time for Photovoltaic including all of the energy used mining, smelting, manufacture, transport, install, electronics, and decommissioning after 30-40 years
    is in the of 1-2 year range, depending on where you put it.

    • The problem with photovoltaic is that it is an incredibly low-valued form of energy. It is not at all like oil, which can be used to operate a vehicle. It is sort of like electricity, but it doesn’t come when you need it. You especially need electricity in winter, electricity from photovoltaic comes primarily in summer. It also isn’t available 24 hours a day.

      As a practical matter, it is not possible to add enough batteries to compensate for the seasonal intermittency of photovoltaic. If you could, there would never be a payback. Of course, the system has to pay back far more than its energy costs: It has to pay back the cost of many kinds of materials, plus the wages of quite a few workers. It has to pay back the oil used in transport costs. It has to pay back tax dollars.

      Solar panels are not recycled; they tend to become hazardous waste that someone has to try to keep from polluting water supplies. There are thoughts about recycling, be we are not “there yet.”

      I am sure that your analysis did not consider this pollution issue, or the pollution issues of the coal used in their manufacturing.

    • DJ says:

      A setup that produces about 20kWh/year costs about €20k, around 1€/kWh/year.
      Electricity averages about .1€/kWh before taxes and transfer.

      • Agamemnon says:

        10 yr payback seems more plausible but probably net negative overall ( from what Gail says)
        But it seems like a temp insurance policy when shortages happen.
        & I could see substituting a pumping water system for batteries in a large system. A drip in the bucket…

  8. Michael Le Merchant says:


  9. Rodster says:

    “Now the Crazed Dumbshit Vaxxers Are Murdering Animals with Covid “Vaccine” Jabs. JoJo, Silverback Gorilla in Chicago’s Brookfield Zoo Murdered by Covid Vaccination”

    • According to the article:

      JoJo, a “vaccinated” silverback gorilla in Chicago’s Brookfield Zoo, has now “died suddenly”—the second jabbed gorilla to die in captivity these last 3 months
      The prior one, in a Texas zoo, died of “multiple organ failure”; and many other zoo animals also have died strangely since the “vaccination” drive began. So what about racehorses and police dogs?

      There are bad effects, no matter what kind of animal gets the immunization.

  10. Herbie Ficklestein says:

    CUBA is running out of Cash & Fuel and is suffering from serious BLACKOUTS on a daily basis. The economic situation is getting WORSE on a daily basis and a MAJOR FIRE has now broken out at one of the Largest Refineries which has meant the loss of VALUABLE FUEL. The Country is a NET IMPORTER and the largest categories of goods that it imports are OIL, WHEAT, CORN, RICE and POULTRY. The WAR in Ukraine has caused the Global Price of all of these goods to RISE dramatically. Cuba has a NEGATIVE BALANCE OF TRADE and does not have the Currency to continue with these purchases. Cuba is NOT A MEMBER OF IMF or WORLD BANK and therefore does not have any option for a BAILOUT. There are now SHORTAGES of FOOD, OIL & BLACKOUTS. The situation is now EXTREMELY SERIOUS for CUBA.

    0:00 Intro
    2:06 CUBA UPDATE
    8:49 BLACKOUTS

    Oh, how nice a failed state 50 miles away from Florida

    • Interesting video by Joe Bloggs.

      Cuba doesn’t show oil imports because historically it imported all of its oil from the Soviet Union, and later from Venezuela. The oil imported from Venezuela was on a barter basis.

      Now, Cuba needs about 100,000 barrels a day, but it cannot afford to pay the 100,000 x $100 = $10,000,000 per day required to import that oil.

      The current refinery fire threatens to burn several day’s supply of fuel. In fact, it has 8 tanks, each holding 300,000 barrels a day, for a total of 2,400,000 barrels of oil. Venezuela and Russia may help Cuba. Cuba uses oil to generate 95% of its electricity.

      • Fast Eddy says:

        Cuba is by far the worst country I have ever visited … and I have been to post quake haiti.. yemen… bahrain… dubai and singapore .. all bad but not hell holes

  11. Herbie Ficklestein says:

    US pledges $1 billion more rockets, other arms for Ukraine
    Mon, August 8, 2022 at 1:13 PM
    WASHINGTON (AP) — The Biden administration announced another $1 billion in new military aid for Ukraine on Monday, pledging what will be the biggest yet delivery of rockets, ammunition and other arms straight from Department of Defense stocks for Ukrainian forces.

    The U.S. pledge of a massive new shipment of arms comes as analysts warned that Russia was moving troops and equipment in the direction of the southern port cities to stave off a Ukrainian counteroffensive.

    The aid includes additional rockets for the High Mobility Artillery Rocket Systems, or HIMARS, as well as thousands of artillery rounds, mortar systems, Javelins and other ammunition and equipment. Military commanders and other U.S. officials say the HIMARS and artillery systems have been crucial in Ukraine’s ongoing fight to try to prevent Russia from taking more ground.

    The latest announcement brings the total U.S. security assistance committed to Ukraine by the Biden administration to more than $9 billion since Russian troops invaded in late February.

    “At every stage of this conflict, we have been focused on getting the Ukrainians what they need, depending on the evolving conditions on the battlefield,” Colin Kahl, undersecretary of defense for policy, said in announcing the new weapons shipment.

    Until now, the largest single security assistance package announcement was for $1 billion on June 15. But that aid included $350 million in presidential drawdown authority, and another $650 million under the Ukraine Security Assistance Initiative, which provides funding for training, equipment and other security needs that can be bought from other countries or companies.

    Monday’s package allows the U.S. to deliver weapons systems and other equipment more quickly since it takes them off the Defense Department shelves.

    You show them Killer Joe Biden you are the Boss

    • Adonis says:

      This is the new future depopulation by anymeans necessary civil wars vaccination remember if the population does come down the “ROF” scenario may be avoided and the spent fuel pools can be managed instead of being unleashed on an extinction level basis for all species on our home planet earth .Thanks to the forward thinking of the powers that be we may have a chance to continue our existence on planet earth let us look at all the senseless deaths and shortenings of life for our fellow human beings as a necessary sacrifice for our own personal continued selfish existence.

  12. It looks to me as if the US stock market might be at a turning point. One of the issues is a recent chart I saw showing a chart showing that one kind of technical analysis looks worrisome for NASDAQ.×751.png

    The other is chart that seems to suggest that stock market downturns tend to come in three phases, with the third one worst.×1024.png

    • Woodchuck says:

      We took all our money out of stocks and bonds in May and put it in one and two year treasury bills and cash. It seems like there is a high risk of a market meltdown and while the music is still play we want to hold onto what we have. We took a very enjoyable trip to Iceland in late June and would like to go back of possible.

  13. Michael Le Merchant says:


  14. Student says:

    (The Marittime Executive)

    “Italian Port Celebrates WWII Sailor Who Helped Holocaust Survivors.
    WWII Royal Navy sailor Enrico Levi helped transport Holocaust survivors to Palestine – and then went on to a successful career in shipping
    A Royal Navy sailor who helped lay the foundations of present-day Israel is today being honoured in a small Italian town.
    Enrico Levi was an Italian Jew who served in the Royal Navy in the final 18 months of World War II, supporting the Allied effort to defeat Nazi and Fascist forces clinging on in Italy. At the war’s end, he spearheaded the exodus of Holocaust survivors from mainland Europe to Palestine, delivering the first – then illegal – transport of settlers hoping to forge a new life.
    […] At Passover in 1945, when his ship was anchored, Enrico Levi was invited to a seder – ceremonial dinner/service – hosted by a Royal Navy rabbi and leading Jewish campaigners.
    […] The next day, he was asked to help smuggle Jews from Europe and decided that a fishing boat would be the best bet for the clandestine mission.
    […] Renamed the Dalin and blessed by a local Catholic priest, Enrico Levi skippered the vessel with a joint Jewish-Italian crew and safely transported 37 settlers or ma’apilim (literally ‘those who pushed ahead’), including three women, to the small port of Caesarea, roughly half way between Haifa and Tel Aviv after a week-long voyage.
    Dailin was the first of 66 vessels to make the run, delivering the first 37 of around 70,000 pioneering settlers – a three-year operation which would eventually be dramatized by Hollywood as Exodus, starring Paul Newman.”

  15. Herbie Ficklestein says:

    The average family health insurance premium in the US has more than tripled since the “affordable” care act was signed into law back in 2010.

    The biggest beneficiaries: health insurers.

    United Health Group (the largest US insurer) is up 1,864% vs. a 350% gain for the S&P 500.

    Is this true?


    • The medical establishment keeps expanding, and the insurance companies keep adding layers of complexity in an attempt to beat it back. But people expect more and more. More cancer treatments. More and better drugs. More vaccines. More care for the elderly.

      All of the complexity adds to costs.

      I would expect that United Health Group is now providing insurance for more people. This is why its premium is up so much. Perhaps a merger.

      • Dennis L. says:

        My guess is past peak.

        Dennis L.

      • If the increase is in “the average family premium,” my explanation wouldn’t be right. I don’t know what the right answer is. One ides is that there tend to be a lot of mistakes that creep into “count” data. Dollar amounts collected are carefully audited, but I doubt that “number of families insured” is equivalently audited.

    • Hubbs says:

      The pendulum has not swung the other way, it has detached from its center of rotation.

      For decades, medicine improved and delivered, and longevity improved with core new drug and surgical treatments.

      But now with the complexity of new surgeries, the high volume learning curve required, and the dwindling effectiveness of new and costlier drugs, the cost benefit has gone the other way.

      In the old days, if you came into the hospital with a heart attack, they gave you iv fluids,, some morphine, oxygen, monitored you on an EKG, and if you made it, you made it, and the family was so thankful to the good doctor for having saved Uncle Bill.

      Now days, you get invasive catheterization, contrast MRIs, stents, TPA, Echocardiogram’s, a huge panel of blood enzymes, etc. $$$$$$

      And if you survive, your response is not to thank the doctor and be grateful you survived, but to die from a heart attack when you see the bill.

      And if despite all the extraordinary measures, if the patient dies, then it becomes, “OK who screwed up?”

      People have become so entitlement minded when it comes to health care. “I want the best and most expensive health care. I want the latest technology. I don’t want to have to wait, and I don’t want to have to pay for it. My being old, having bad genes, being fat, smoking, drinking to excess, getting no exercise and eating a crappy diet are no excuse. Oh, and one more thing, if the doctor and the hospital make an error in diagnosis and treatment, I want to be able to sue them for everything they’ve got.”

      My understanding is fewer med malpractice cases are being filed, but for those that are, the awards are increasing. I wonder if some of this is due to health care being incorporated into 800 lb guerrillas that are more immune from liability- the COVID immunity enjoyed by big pharma being the quintessential example.

      Trial Plaintiff lawyers won’t even try to take a case if it involves a big power house medical group. I personally know the mother (200 e-mails and personal meeting) of one 8 yr old boy’s broken elbow with totally botched treatment in Charlotte NC with coverup, to the point the exasperated mother could not even get the records released.

      Medicine is going to hell from both ends: a spoiled, entitlement minded public and a ravenous for profit driven medical corporatocracy and complicit politicians, all in it for the f!cking money. And unfortunately a lot of doctors belong in the toilet as well, along with the lawyers and corporate suits.

      We get the “health care” system we deserve.

      • This is a good statement of where we are. The for-profit healthcare system we have in the US is part of the problem. So is the belief that we need to keep everyone alive, as long as possible, no matter how poorly their body is functioning.

      • Fast Eddy says:

        We had a thing going on recently and a doctor attended… I offered him a glass of wine or an ice cold beer… he asked for a soft drink…

        What’s that???? Oh right sugar swill.. Sorry don’t have but M Fast has some veg juice stuff that she uses to make her ground up breakfast thingies…

        He’s not exactly thin… humans seem to have no self control whatsoever.

        I don’t understand why anyone would ever drink a can of soda. What is the purpose?

    • Hubbs says:

      I foresee a tectonic struggle between hospital providers (despite their vertical and horizontal integration/consolidation) and commercial health insurers. Corporate hospital/provider revenues can not be sustained if there are fewer commercially insured patients or those whose employers are unable to afford the premiums as part of the traditional job benefits.

      The government can’t afford health care premiums either. Many rural hospitals’ payment sources are greater than 90% from Medicare /Medicaid and are barely breaking even. Hospitals can’t survive on that payer mix, and as a result smaller rural hospitals are either closing or being bought up by big hospital corporations-and converted not for treatment per se, but merely as referral sources to cherry pick and to funnel patients to their mothership centers in the bigger cities. In my town in costal NC, the previously owned county hospital had acquired too much debt to be a viable purchase ( everyone thought I was crazy when I stood up at the quarterly staff meeting and told the administrator she should resign after having taken over a hospital that had been $40 million in the black when she arrived to one that was $100 million in the red 11 years later and could not be sold. ) It was eventually leased, and now this hospital corporation is building a new smaller hospital (from 185 beds down to 82 ) in a swankier part of town along the new bypass. The old hospital will be a second class dumping ground. It’s difficult for me to understand how this can be profitable except that by building a new fully owned hospital than can cherry pick patients and have the appearances of providing medical care to the community at its old leased hospital. It can dump the low pay or uninsured patients where who will receive less care and cost fewer $ thereby resulting in a net profit thru this segregated strategy,

      All the new doctors are employed and live out of town across the VA border. The older doctors still live here are retiring out so there is still a transition, but it is happening. Another example of the loss of local communities. But eventually , maybe in one or two decades the energy restrictions will kick in and smaller more autonomous communities will make a comeback.

      Stay healthy my friends.

      • I think a big part of the problem is that total healthcare costs have become unreasonably high. We, as a society, cannot afford have super-fancy healthcare for everyone, including people who are going to die within the next year, regardless of what we do. People in the US are spending more on healthcare than food. This doesn’t make a whole lot of sense.

  16. Fast Eddy says:


    Throughout much of the pandemic, proponents of Zero Covid and lockdown have promoted the island nation of New Zealand as a success story. Since the beginning of March 2022, however, this success has turned sour. Covid cases in New Zealand have exploded, with cumulative cases per capita now exceeding US levels. If New Zealand case rates continue to grow as they have in the recent past, cumulative per-capita cases will exceed those in the UK and the EU in the coming months.

    • Wet My Beak says:

      No one on this earth is dumber than a kiwi. Collapsed education system. Glad I got out to a country where the people have souls. Sad new zealand is truly evil. Murder, suicide, violence, scribble faces everywhere. Truly revolting little latrine of a country. Removed geographically from all civil nations.

      And now the symbol of new zealand, the all blacks, have collapsed too. Good job!

      • drb753 says:

        I wonder what country that is.

      • Fast Eddy says:

        I’ve still not seen Peter Thiel in town … maybe he realized the same…

        But I am trapped here… although it’s a blue sky day so I’ll make the best of it and ski

    • I agree that New Zealand is not the hero that it claims to be, but the death rate for the current versions of Covid seem to be a whole lot lower than in the past, when Covid infections were more virulent. Perhaps holding back Covid exposures until less virulent forms came out will keep the overall Covid death rate lower in New Zealand than elsewhere. This is could be a benefit, but this is not covered by the article.

      • NomadicBeer says:

        I like that you are always looking at the big picture.
        Of course, if people were rational, the debate would be: First, how many people did we save (vs killed) with the zero covid policies?

        Second, have a referendum to see if the population agrees to give up its freedoms in exchange for a .0001% (or whatever it is) reduction in the death rate. If the majority agrees, I see no problem with giving up their freedoms.

        In my experience, most people have souls of slaves – that means they have no principles and no individuality. They can be convinced of anything by the people in power or their peers.

        Why not bring back the Greek/Roman law that allowed people to sell themselves as slaves?

      • Fast Eddy says:

        There is no past record because NZ sealed up tight … so almost nobody died during Delta Covid…

        Maybe NZ should have remained sealed up permanently!!!

  17. Fast Eddy says:

    Berkshire Hathaway booked a $44 billion quarterly loss on its investments and derivatives, with Chief Executive Warren Buffett urging investors to ignore the fluctuations.

  18. Fast Eddy says:

    Oh wow…

    SoftBank posts record $23 bln net loss on Vision Fund pain

    TOKYO, Aug 8 (Reuters) – SoftBank Group Corp (9984.T) unveiled a $23 billion quarterly net loss on Monday, its biggest ever, as a market sell-off upended tech stocks and shredded valuations at its sprawling Vision Fund unit.

    The pain in the April-June quarter comes fresh after the closely watched Vision Fund posted a record $26 billion loss in May, when rising interest rates and political instability disrupted global markets, and could test investor willingness to stomach further big losses.

  19. Fast Eddy says:

    Fertility is being attacked; miscarriage is up 800%, an 85% chance of miscarriage in the first 20 weeks after covid injections

    We are going to see a huge decline in population

    Stillbirth rate is up, fetal Malformations are on the increase and sperm count has been declining for the last 20 years
    Dr. Christiane Northrup

    • Kowalainen says:

      Yep, classic eugenics program.

      However; the progeny need to be vaxxed as well for this to “work”.

      At least a few generations of hyper MOARons and hyper Tryhards need to be rendered “defunct”.

      I.e. trash genes bottlenecked out of the stock.

    • Herbie Ficklestein says:

      We are going to see a huge decline in population

      Especially, among those in Africa and other poor areas

      Tracking Coronavirus Vaccinations Around the World
      By Josh HolderUpdated Aug. 7, 2022

      • But not from Covid, if past patterns hold.

        • Student says:

          In my view, if people will die for all other causes but Covid, governments will have reached their goal which is pretending to solve Sars-Cov2 problems with this nefarious mass experimental vaccination.
          And this, although all other causes will be adverse events caused by that mass experimental vaccination.
          Media controlled by governments and corporations will close the circle of this atrocal lie.
          This vicious circle will probably stop to be supported when people working for governments, corporations and media (but in position of lower level) will realize that they are victims themselves too, although they work for the powerful side of the lie.
          When those people will realize that no-vax were only people who realized that first, this lie will probably stop to be supported.

      • Fast Eddy says:

        As I was saying … supply chains collapse … starvation for all.

        Hey herb… why do you think the MSM refuses to discuss peak oil yet they bang on about GW?

        • Herbie Ficklestein says:

          That’s an easy answer…once the msm can’t hide peak oil, the partying on Wall Street Hanky Panky is over…there is plenty of funny money making still yet to go bro…

    • Minority of One says:

      “We are going to see a huge decline in population”

      She probably means in the long-term, over years. In the short-term, the four horse men are on their way.

      • Fast Eddy says:

        These are so called ‘smart’ people — but they seem unable to understand that any significant population cull will collapse the global supply chains and everyone left starves.

  20. Fast Eddy says:

    They lied to us.

    Covid becomes equal leading cause of death in New Zealand for first time
    Analysis shows almost 15% of deaths in mid-July were due to Covid, with that figure likely to be an undercount

    Universities are breeding grounds for MOREONS

    Infometrics principal economist Brad Olsen said the cost of produce was a key driver of higher overall grocery costs.

    “The number of items increasing in cost in July 2022 is more than double the number of items back in July 2019, prior to the pandemic,” he said.

    Fruits and vegetables supplier costs increased 16 percent while butchery and seafood costs were up nine percent each over the 12 months ended July.

    Olsen said suppliers had been under immense pressure.

    Olsen said supplier costs were likely to continue to keep rising, which meant more pain for consumers.

    “We do expect to see those costs continue to build.

  21. Jan says:

    Being of German mother tongue I am always in need to improve my English to communicate my fancy ideas properly. Here is a list of expressions to be prepared for the near future:

    to crack
    to buckle
    to desintegrate
    to tank
    to crock
    to come adrift
    to go to pieces
    to conk out
    to end up on the rocks
    to come apart at the seams
    to collapse like a house of cards
    to crack up with laughter

    • Kowalainen says:

      Whip out the freaking pain and just send it fueled by holy oats.



    • fromoasa says:


      “Disintegrate” is the proper spelling. Not that the English spelling system is at all logical anyway.

      So you use your mother tongue in your fatherland. Interesting. 😉

      The only German terms I use are “dreck” and “schadenfreude”. And occasionally “blitzkrieg”. German sure is a cruel language. 🙁

      • Xabier says:

        As for German, ‘Untergang’ comes to mind quite often these days, for some reason…….

        Gruss Gott!

        • Kowalainen says:

          Jawohl 👏🏻
          Sehr gut 👍
          Scheiße 💩
          Prost 🍻
          Mit freundlichen Grüßen 🙇‍♂️

      • rufustiresias999 says:

        My favourite German words :

      • Tim Groves says:

        My favorite German phrase is:

        Alles ist kaputt!

    • Replenish says:

      We need to bring in a couple hard, pipe-hittin’ oak crankers to get medieval on they a$$.

  22. Student says:


    “The Rival Jewish Spies Who Almost Changed the Course of WWII
    The story of the bitter rivalry between two Jewish agents in World War II has led one historian to speculate on the many different ways the war could have played itself out.”

    An excerpt:

    “At the height of World War II, Samson Mikicinski, a Jewish Polish-Russian businessman, rescued top models, society women and female relatives of exiled Polish leaders from occupied Warsaw and smuggled them to Paris. During the same period, Edward Szarkiewicz, a Jew who was born in the Lviv Oblast of Ukraine, converted to Christianity and operated as a British mole working within the Polish security service. The encounter between them is the subject of a recently published book by historian Yaacov Falkov, “Between Hitler and Churchill: Two Jewish Agents and the Effort Made by British Intelligence to Prevent Secret Polish-Nazi Collusion” (Magnes Press; Hebrew).
    But this thriller-like tale of espionage is only the stepping stone upon which Falkov – a research fellow at the International Institute for Counterterrorism at Reichman University and lecturer both there and at Tel Aviv University – reveals a story that is no less surprising and far more significant: an attempt that was made to create a clandestine dialogue between the London-based Polish government-in-exile and Nazi Germany. According to Falkov, that effort was foiled by the British secret services, with the help of Szarkiewicz.”

    A very interesting article about a story told by a well prepared author. It teaches how probably also the things we are observing now may be very different from what they externally appear.

  23. Jan says:

    Systems collapse to a state of lower complexity:

    German utility EnBW plans 31% electricity bill hike

    Uniper Warns on German Power Output as Rhine River Dries Up

    France to Curb Nuclear Output as Europe’s Energy Crisis Worsens
    High river temperatures restrict EDF’s ability to cool plants

  24. Fast Eddy says:

    Here’s why the elites support UEP

    TruDUNCE was definitely fathered by Fidel

    ‘Hundreds’ of New Yorkers may already be infected with polio, Empire state health chief warns – as the virus is detected in wastewater of a SECOND county
    New York officials that there could be hundreds of polio cases in the state going undetected after wastewater sampling in two

    Germany’s Largest Health Insurer Reveals 1 in 25 Clients Underwent Medical Treatment in 2021 for Covid ‘Vaccine’ Side Effects – RAIR
    Based on the figures from Techniker Krankenkasse, as many as one in 500 covid vaccine injections is expected t

  25. Fast Eddy says:

    Alex Stein Brutally Trolls Vice Reporter at CPAC Wearing a Mask

    Alex Stein: “How many vaccinations you have? Are you on your fifth vaccine?”

    Tess Owen: “It’s none of your business.”

    Alex Stein: “Oh, my! So it’s not? So why you wanna mandate them if it’s none of my business?”

    hahahahaha alex is the man!!! Mock the MOREONS!!!

  26. Fast Eddy says:

    Bangydesh Erupts!!!

    Q4 Boom? The stress is building … people can’t afford food… it wants to explode… UEP vs ROF… it’s getting very intense now …

    Let er RIP!!!

    • Minority of One says:

      Bangladesh population

      1950: 39.7 M
      Now: 171.2 M

      39.7 M would certainly be easier to feed than 171.2 M. 3.97 M easier still.

      • NomadicBeer says:

        This is great info for people that do not fall into the extremes (progress forever/apocalypse now),

        Look at the population in your region before the large scale use of fossil fuels. For rich countries this is >200 years, for poor countries (like above) is 50 to 100 years.

        If your region’s population is 10x larger, expect Fast Eddy’s “ripping of the faces”.

        If your region’s population has not changed much AND the area is not easily accessible (mountains, island etc) AND most people are poor AND …. – then you are still screwed but who knows? Don’t give up hope. Your ancestors survived worse.

        • Fast Eddy says:

          No they didn’t.

          But if it makes you feel good to think that — try turning off your power for 24 hours.

          I know you will not even try that lightest of FE Challenges.

  27. Fast Eddy says:

    Father Whose Son Developed Myocarditis Gets Pharmacist to Admit They’re Omitting the Truth

    Father: She [my wife] told me that she was not told that was a potential side effect. So why wouldn’t you have told her that?

    Pharmacist: Okay — sorry. So it’s quite a rare side effect as well.

    Father: No, it’s not. No, it’s not because I’ve been doing research; it’s common. In the US, there’s tens of thousands of them [myocarditis cases] reported to the CDC site. So why are you not telling parents this?

    Pharmacist: We might scare the parents, and they don’t want to get their child vaccinated.

    Read the Full Transcript on Substack

    ( @VigilantFox 🦊
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  28. Fast Eddy says:

    Trump – civilization is on the verge of collapse

    Hot – Study Reveals 40% of Women Experienced Menstruation Changes as a Side Effect

    Queensland Doctor Faces Suspension After Speaking Out Against the COVID Narrative

    Dr. William Bay interrupted the Australian Medical Association conference last month and accused the country’s Chief Medical Officer, Paul Kelly, of gaslighting the public.

    • Kowalainen says:

      Irregularities? Persistent bleeding?

      Oh noes.

      • Fast Eddy says:

        But it’s not the vax that’s causing this .. it’s GW – right herb?

        This is another good reason for the MSM to pump GW — they can blame all the vax injuries on the heat!!! There I answered the question for ya

        • Herbie Ficklestein says:

          For once you are RIGHT…Sock Puppet..

          Study: Climate change hazards have worsened 58% of infection diseases

          The Associated Press
          Climate hazards such as flooding, heat waves and drought have worsened more than half of the hundreds of known infectious diseases in people, including malaria, hantavirus, cholera and anthrax, a study says.

          Researchers looked through the medical literature of established cases of illnesses and found that 218 out of the known 375 human infectious diseases, or 58%, seemed to be made worse by one of 10 types of extreme weather connected to climate change, according to a study in Monday’s journal Nature Climate Change.

          Keep up the good observations…self organizing organisms

          • Kowalainen says:

            Holy oats.

            Yes it is a bad idea to pollute the biosphere with various toxins and gasses.

            *Everybody nods in agreement*

            How about starting to crank the oats and turn the chucks instead of peddling unverifiable claims, specially those pushed by MSM and their sanctimonious hypocrite mouthpieces.

            Science is neither a popularity contest, nor is it a shouting match.


            • Fast Eddy says:

              A few years ago I got caught in a group email that was espousing Greta-like rubbish….

              I interrupted the BS by pointing out that Germany has tried to do what they are insisting all countries do… and they have the most expensive power of any OECD country on the planet — cuz they have coal backup for the intermittent junk…

              I signed off with — whenever you fly and you are offered an upgrade to business class (most of them would actually not need the upgrade cuz they would never fly in the back of the bus to begin with unless it was a short haul)…. do you :

              1. Decline the upgrade to save the planet

              2. Jump for joy and scream – can’t wait for the Champagne!!!!

              Nobody responded and I achieved my goal – removal from all future emails.


            • Kowalainen says:

              Good for you!

              The allure of an egotistical fantasy land is intoxicating for the sanctimonious hypocrites.

              Yes; they’re high on their own hope and cope, I.e. their own product.

          • Fast Eddy says:

            Did you ever meet an MSM headline that you questioned?

            You are fast entrenching yourself as the ‘new norm’ … which is good … cuz norm is anxiously awaiting Booster 5 – the Extra Strength Kill Shot… and we may need a replacement whipping boy.

            I would hope you are not injected?

          • Fast Eddy says:

            Try the Ultimate IQ Test – watch this to the end then let us know if you still think we’ve been to the moon:


  29. Fast Eddy says:

    Impact of COVID Vaccination on COVID Hospitalisations in the USA.
    Are they lower as would be expected if the vaccine was effective at reducing serious illness?

  30. Fast Eddy says:

    A boy in a pride skirt — being taught how to pole dance by an elderly pedo in tiny shorts … no doubt he takes the lad out back the dumpster to meet roger afterwards…

    Tearing apart the fabric of society … to prep everyone for the Grinder of Meat…

    • Jan says:

      For sure there are gay boys that realize at a very young age. It is also okay to come out early to family and friends. A friend of mine came out at the age of 15 to his parents but met the first nice guy to be his boyfriend with 19. He felt a bit like he had missed expectations.

      It is not okay to train him as a prostitute like pole dancing or walking on high heels. Gay boys usually prefer to be a boy and have romantic feelings towards a boy. There is no gay identity in the sense of a special gay (red light) culture that must be fulfilled. To come out to the world in an early age bears the danger that you cannot reject these expectations and be yourself.

      We have not fought stereotypes of women to implement stereotypes on little boys.

  31. Michael Le Merchant says:

    Paul Ryder died of heart problems shortly after taking his ‘booster’.

    EXCLUSIVE: ‘It’s a bit iffy to me’: Shaun Ryder breaks his silence on younger brother Paul’s death aged 58 as he demands answers on the sudden passing

    Shaun said: ‘It’s a bit iffy to me – he’s a 50-something-year-old bloke, he’d had a clean bill of health, and he has his booster, flies over here and dies.’

    ‘We’re going to be waiting two weeks for the autopsy.

    ‘I don’t think our kid really paid attention to any of that (scare stories about Covid jabs) he just went and had his booster – I think that triggered something.’

    The Mondays’ bass player Paul Ryder was discovered dead in his bed aged 58 at 6am on Friday July 15 by their mum Linda at her home in Manchester hours before the band was due to play the Kubix Festival in Sunderland.

    • Fast Eddy says:

      Not sure why they are upset or even surprised… this is a rather normal occurrence…

    • Xabier says:

      Simply ghastly: dying in Manchester. But at least he didn’t have to face Sunderland………

  32. Michael Le Merchant says:

    5%. Add that to the 10-15% loss of city service workers and we are between 15-20%. Getting closer to the 25% where collapse happens…

    Economically inactive Britons with long Covid have ‘doubled’ in a year

    One in 20 people in the UK who are neither employed nor seeking paid work are suffering from long Covid, with the figure more than doubling in the past year, official data has revealed.

    The proportion is far higher than for the one in 29 people who are unemployed but seeking work who have long Covid symptoms, or the one in 30 employed people who are sufferers, data released by the Office for National Statistics (ONS) shows.

    Individuals who are not employed and are not looking for paid work are classified as being economically inactive.

    The data suggests the long-term impacts of the virus could be driving people into this category, or into retirement.

    The self-reported data shows that the proportion of economically inactive people with long Covid symptoms jumped from 2.4% in August 2021 to 5% in July 2022. Students and retirees, while also classed as economically inactive, are not included in this figure.

    The level of long Covid among retired people has also increased from 1.3% to 2.9% during the same period – and from 1.9% to 3.5% among the unemployed. The level has risen more slowly, from 2% to 3.3% for those who are employed.

  33. theedrich says:

    If vax maniacs die from their jabs, that is their choice. The problem is with children, who have no choice. The dictatorial ignorami who cause childhood deaths should themselves be executed. That includes politicians and fraudulent big pharma mafiosi, starting from the top down.

    • Kowalainen says:

      Ever pondered who’s going to take care of the children of the deceased parents? You’re up for “the job” I reckon? I’ve got a few cousin kids that I could house, assuming the clunker (IC) won’t go belly up in the worst possible way. Adorable bunch, unruly and obnoxious AF. Sorta remind of someone… I couldn’t possibly say no.

      If CEP/UEP is real you’ve gotta cherish vaxxed children as well, after all, they’re the progeny of mentally defunct people. Aka. hyper MOARon and hyper Tryhard. Otherwise:

      All retch and no vomit in perpetuity.

      The evolutionary trap is real. Ask the guy whose kid got vax injury upon ‘jab’ insistence of the hyper MOARon trollop.

  34. Michael Le Merchant says:

    Most inverted yield curve in the G-7 is the Canadian yield curve…Most inverted in history of chart data. Bond market is saying that the BOC is driving the economy to the ground.

    • davidinamonthorayearoradecade says:

      I once saw some data that showed that on an annual basis Canada exports a higher % of their total resources than any other country.

      good times, eh?

  35. Fast Eddy says:

    “Revolution Has Begun”: 75,000 Brits To Stop Paying Power Bills Amid Inflation Storm

  36. Fast Eddy says:

    Roger won’t be invited on again

    • nikoB says:

      roger waters is getting pretty cool as he gets older.

      • davidinamonthorayearoradecade says:

        does he ever call out the horrrors perpetrated by the British Empire?

        (I would be interested in knowing this for real.)

        or is that just the ancient past?

        how about Muzlim grooomer (really raype) gangs in England?

        too close to home?

        I know he can’t talk about everything.

        how about USA inner city violence, where over 90% of gun murrders are blacks shoooting other blacks?

        so many questions.

        • Tim Groves says:

          Going on CNN—in 2022—That’s not going to do his credibility any good at all.

          Roger never knew his father, who died in Italy while fighting in WW2 when Roger was five months old. This experience seems to have contributed to his opposition to war and his hatred of jingoism. Hence his public disgust at Margaret Thatcher electing to go to war over the Falklands rather than negotiating a settlement.

          Had the British opted to negotiate, what are the odds that those negotiations would probably still be going on now, and all those Falkland sheep would be speaking Spanish with a funny accent? And what would Kulm be saying about that? But it would have saved a lot of lives.

          It’s interesting that Roger blames NATO for Russia invading Ukraine (as I do, by the way), but he has never blamed Argentina for Britain invading the Falklands. Isn’t Russia depending the Donbass Russians similar to Britain defending the Falkland British?

          Serious contradiction, there. Inconsistent of him.

        • nikoB says:

          he probably does at parties but I would not know as I am not invited.
          still sore about that.

        • Minority of One says:

          “so many questions.”

          Why should Roger be the person to ask them? Is he not doing enough already?

        • postkey says:

          “A number of studies have indicated an over-representation of Asian and Black offenders in group-based CSE. Most of the same studies show that the majority of offenders are White.”

  37. Tim Groves says:

    Actress Anne Heche is still in ICU after crashing her car into a house in Mar Vista, a neighborhood in Los Angeles sandwiched between Venice Beach and Culver City.

    Here’s some video of Heche trashing Mar Vista. First, she ran into a garage in an alley:

    • Tim Groves says:

      At this point, someone apparently saw some vodka in her car when trying to speak with her during this incident.

      Apparently trying to escape, Heche sped off down Preston Way, going upwards of 90 MPH. This was caught on a surveillance camera. The road ends in a T-intersection at Walgrove, and she didn’t stop. Heche plowed headlong into a house, destroying it. You can hear the crash at the end. Her car exploded and burst into flames.

    • davidinamonthorayearoradecade says:


      • Im guessing not a vaccident

        Sounds more like another incident in a rollercoaster life of being chased by demons w/ reports of police attributing to driving under influence..knew she had a history with mental illness around time of her breakup with Ellen Degeneres circa 2000 but I never went beyond the superficial news reports to hear about childhood history of neglect, loss and sexual abuse until skimmed her wikipedia bio today

        • …several months after their father’s death, her brother died at age 18 in a car crashing into a tree (officially attributed to falling asleep at wheel) but which “Heche maintained was a suicide”..may have been trying to duplicate her brother’s departure

          FE may want to take note that this mode of signing off not always 100% effective..surviving with significant burn injuries doesn’t sound pleasant

          • Fast Eddy says:

            Cut out the air bags and seat belts … no way anyone survives that at 200km per hour …

            • Xabier says:

              The transplant surgeon I know told me that they are having to get most organs from Old Normans these days, as younger people in car crashes are surviving due to the air bags, etc.


              Anyway, I’m sure there will eventually be a Swiss suicide pod at the end of every street, or in pharmacies – so much tidier!

        • Tim Groves says:

          Thanks for supplying some background info. I’m not familiar with this woman’s history.

          Looks like the fleshpot known as of Hollywood has claimed another victim.

          • davidinamonthorayearoradecade says:

            shouldn’t every Hollywood movie with a gun in it (violence) be banned (cancelled) by Hollywood itself?



            “‘We each have a bottle in front of us!’ Slurring Anne Heche ‘joked’ about drinking vodka ‘with wine chasers’ and said she’d been having a ‘very bad day’ on podcast broadcast HOURS before ’90mph’ horror smash”

            sure just get plastered because the poor baby is having a bad day.

            sincerely I have a bit of sympathy for the burns which are horrrible injuries, and more sympathy for anyone who was abused as a child.

            but I must confess that Schadenfreude has arrived.

            • Kowalainen says:

              Being equipped with a brain basically renders the victim card unplayable. Yep, it’s role is to reason about causes and effects while prognosticating about the future.

              I.e. karma.

              I’ve been “cycling” plastered on Balkan booze (rakia) and snapped my collarbone falling off.

              Nobody in their right mind blames childhood trauma for dumb shit. Just suck up the pain and pee in a pet bottle for a couple of weeks.

              Karma rule #1: If in doubt, don’t do it
              Karma rule #2: Don’t do it again if it went ‘oh noes’ the previous time

              But hey, way over 99.9% of the rapacious primates either prefer playing an unplayable victim card while high on various extraneous substances, or high on their own product if synthetic gear isn’t sufficient relief from “trauma”.

        • Fast Eddy says:

          Ellen Degenerate is a mental illness so I could see how this might drive her off the deep end

    • MM says:

      So what is this ?
      Celebrity car crash gossip on OFW? Brilliant!

  38. Fast Eddy says:

    Fat Celebration!!!

  39. Fast Eddy says:

    Climate change leading to more childhood obesity with less physical activity, study finds
    Climate change has been a topic of discussion over the years, and a doctor says higher temperatures could be affecting our children’s …

    Or maybe lockdowns?

    • Xabier says:

      Fat because of CC; therefore much more likely to ‘die suddenly’ or develop chronic illnesses.

      I’m so glad researchers are getting the truth to us, or we might begin to suspect something else…….

    • Herbie Ficklestein says:

      Solid Climate Change coverage from FOX! Imagine that!

      Broecker has been called a “prophet of climate change.”

      Yet his work had little in common with the apocalyptic visions raised by global alarmists today such as Al Gore, John Kerry and President Joe Biden.
      Researchers and global alarmists at major media in the 1970s declared that mankind was doomed to the destruction of a new Ice Age.
      Instead of a call to alarm and economic destruction, Broecker issued a call for more science.
      The father of global warming rejected a war on fossil fuels, such as the one that the Biden administration and global alarmists are currently advocating.
      Burning fossil fuels is not bad,” he wrote in his 2008 book “Fixing Climate: What Past Climate Changes Reveal About the Current Threat — and How to Counter It.”
      “What is bad is dumping the waste into the atmosphere.”
      Global warming” has been supplanted in recent years by the scientifically neutered “climate change” as the data over warming, and the impact of mankind on naturally occurring geologic, atmospheric and climactic processes, became less clear.

      Yes, solid coverage by FOX…sarcasm

  40. Fast Eddy says:

    Oh no – Deaths Record High Awwwfulstralia Awwww come on guys… WTF

    If the vaccines work, why aren’t they working?

    The media keeps telling us that getting boosted saves our lives (and the lives of others, LOL!). However, these data from Australia present a different picture. The evidence is overwhelming that boosted people are at a higher risk of dying. In addition, I need to keep on mentioning that one is considered “vaccinated” two weeks after receiving a dose. This indicates that many deaths in the unvaccinated group actually don’t belong there.

    By the way, age-adjusted mortality data from the UK and other countries leave a similar impression.

    Dr. Simon

    41% of Recent COVID-19 Deaths in San Diego Among People Who Are at Least Triple-Vaccinated

    🇺🇸💉@COVID19Up: 89.9% of people in San Diego 6 months and older are at least partially vaccinated. Nearly 79.4% are double-vaccinated. And 58.5% of “eligible” San Diegans are triple-vaccinated.

    Unfortunately for them, the official report ( for San Diego County shows ( that 41% of recent COVID-19 deaths are among people who are at least triple-vaccinated.

    26% of the recent COVID-19 deaths are among double-vaccinated people. And only 33% are among people either single-vaccinated, unvaccinated, or had an unknown COVID-19 vaccination status.

    Oddly, there is no data category for unvaccinated people.

    The data seems prove the majority of recent COVID-19 deaths in San Diego are among vaccinated people—especially those who are boosted with an mRNA injection.

    The good thing is the MSM hides all of this .. so the MOREONS have no idea… so they keep Pumping in the Death Shots hahahahaha… and you can’t warn them… so it’s so awesome…

    In for a penny … in for 12 boosters huh

    normy normy normy… what says yee our only remaining Pro Vaxxer… speak norma

  41. Fast Eddy says:

    Hmmm.. green energy???

    Will ya look at this disaster in Awwstralia… I guess they just need the Extra Strength shot … I vote for a September launch… just keep on shooting the MOREONS up… and don’t stop till every second one of them drops — even then it will be ‘anything but the vax’

    hahahaha… this is GREAT stuff!!! It’s like living in Idiocracy but not being a MOREON hahaha

  42. Fast Eddy says:

    nice … Biden: You have to get vaccinated
    The reaction by a fellow citizen

    Germany sentences a physician to two years in jail for issuing mask exemptions.

    There’s no medical freedom anymore. Germany turned into an autocratic state.

  43. Fast Eddy says:

    6 min ago
    I live in Australia and my son was diagnosed with Pericarditis. (Which can be associated with Myocarditis). He was told by the doctor *not* to report it (and was not exempted from further shots). So I know that the cardiac disorders are too low by at least one – which is frightening. And also thinks he has a 50% chance of dying in the next 5 years

  44. Fast Eddy says:

    Obtained by Freedom of Information request from the Australian Therapeutic Goods Administration because that’s the only way to get public data nowadays.

    I manually converted the PDF to a datafile so anyone can analyse the data for themselves.

    This is the data that Pfizer has.

    If you were responsible for reviewing this, what action would you take?

    Through 15th April 2022 (around 16 months):

    Total cases reported 1,348,078.

    75% of cases reported are under the age of 65.

    Over 68% of cases are female.

    387,675 (29%) of cases are described as “serious”.

    17,156 reported cases for pregnant or breastfeeding women.

    45,523 paediatric cases.

    4,563,768 adverse events (average 3.4 per case).

    646,837 nervous system disorders.

    503,108 musculoskeletal and connective tissue disorders.

    299,486 gastrointestinal disorders.

    209,213 skin and subcutaneous tissue disorders.

    176,907 respiratory, thoracic and mediastinal disorders.

    162,086 reproductive system and breast disorders.

    114,375 cardiac disorders.

    93,097 blood and lymphatic system disorders.

  45. Fast Eddy says:

    mike… are you there mike… if you are in the ICU Fast Eddy will bring you some pie…

    Highly-Vaccinated New Zealand COVID Death Rate at Record Levels

    “Once regarded as a model for preventing COVID infection, New Zealand’s swift response to the pandemic and its geographic isolation kept it largely free from the virus until the end of last year.”

    Obviously the problem is the vaccine – which was working so well is no longer effective — therefore it’s time for the Extra Strength Vaccine … the one that has all the same sh it in it as the first 4 … but with an extra boost targeting omicron … which no longer exists…


    I am looking forward to the 5th shot rolling … gonna be some Big Time Vax Injuries… and seriously … anyone who is still shooting up with garbage — cannot ask for pity when they get wrecked…

    They absolutely deserve whatever happens to them…. there are no longer any excuses other than stooopidity…

    mike – did you learn the hard way? Didja????

    If you were to return and do a mea culpa dance we’d not say we told you so… and you could re-join OFW.

  46. Fast Eddy says:

    It must be a very dark place to be in when a healthy family member goes down…

    2 hr ago
    My friend called me to tell me her husband died. Two months in the ICU. Blood clot in the lung.

    I said he was vaxed, wasn’t he? She said, “Yes, vaxxed and boosted, how did I know?”

    She is devastated.

  47. Fast Eddy says:

    48 min ago
    It’s shocking. When I went to my friend’s funeral (she was triple jabbed and the fittest, healthiest person I ever knew, before she died of a catastrophic heart attack), it seemed to me doubly insulting to her that her funeral went by without anyone doing more than saying how strange it was and how unfair that she’d had a heart attack when she was so fit and had never smoked. I didn’t say anything – it seemed to be the wrong time and I’d met some friends there from a WhatsApp group I’d left a few months before where they’d refused to listen to me when the boosters were being pushed (one told me I had mental health issues!) I feel it’s so wrong that her family have no idea of why she died, but I’m also aware that I don’t really have the right to upset them all either. It’s hard to know what to do. Upsetting people to no purpose is pointless. The press is full of stories of people being outraged at ‘anti-vaxxers’ causing distress to grieving families, so the chance of you being believed, when it’s never occurred to the family, is practically zero, I think.

    Just Me
    38 min ago
    I hear you! My husband was talking with an acquaintance of his and he was mentioning how his brother was in the hospital and he died of a heart attack. This man is pro-vaccine all the way! So my husband while speaking with him had mentioned how they were linking a lot of these heart issues to the vaccine. You would’ve thought he had seen a monster with three heads! First of all, he had not heard of the heart issues because he watches CNN and believes the lies.

    It amazes me how angry people get when you’re actually offering them real information that has been highly suppressed by the mainstream media and our government, YET, this suppression cannot erase the fact that it is very much going on and is very much real. These people get very vicious. So hopefully they will come to the realization on their own, albeit slowly. It happened with my mom she finally realize that this vaccine is not doing what it’s supposed to and she listens to the things I have been telling her, although it is hard for her to wrap her head around such a malicious thing is going on. She will vaccinate no more she said. My dad said he would not either. I’ve heard similar from other people that they’re not going to get any more boosters.

  48. Fast Eddy says:

    A father calls the pharmacist who gave his son a “vaccination”—and myocarditis

    The time will come when many millions feel the way he does, no matter what the government, and “our free press,” are doing to prevent it

    Powerful stuff!!! I wonder if this will inspire people to lash out at the people who are poisoning them. Instead of marching around the block pick up the phone and… let er rip… or pay them a visit and unhinge hahaha…. imagine someone entering a pharmacy and screaming ‘you murdered my ____!!!!!!’

    But they won’t — that would be rude – right?


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