Ramping Up Renewables Can’t Provide Enough Heat Energy in Winter

We usually don’t think about the wonderful service fossil fuels provide in terms of being a store of heat energy for winter, the time when there is a greater need for heat energy. Figure 1 shows dramatically how, in the US, the residential usage of heating fuels spikes during the winter months.

Figure 1. US residential use of energy, based on EIA data. The category “Natural Gas, etc.” includes all fuels bought directly by households and burned. This is primarily natural gas, but also includes small amounts of propane and diesel burned as heating oil. Wood chips or other commercial wood purchased to be burned is also in this category.

Solar energy is most abundantly available in the May-June-July period, making it a poor candidate for fixing the problem of the need for winter heat.

Figure 2. California solar electricity production by month through June 30, 2022, based on EIA data. Amounts are for utility scale and small scale solar combined.

In some ways, the lack of availability of fuels for winter is a canary in the coal mine regarding future energy shortages. People have been concerned about oil shortages, but winter fuel shortages are, in many ways, just as bad. They can result in people “freezing in the dark.”

In this post, I will look at some of the issues involved.

[1] Batteries are suitable for fine-tuning the precise time during a 24-hour period solar electricity is used. They cannot be scaled up to store solar energy from summer to winter.

In today’s world, batteries can be used to delay the use of solar electricity for at most a few hours. In exceptional situations, perhaps the holding period can be increased to a few days.

California is known both for its high level of battery storage and its high level of renewables. These renewables include both solar and wind energy, plus smaller amounts of electricity generated in geothermal plants and electricity generated by burning biomass. The problem encountered is that the electricity generated by solar panels tends to start and end too early in the day, relative to when citizens want to use this electricity. After citizens return home after work, they would like to cook their dinners and use their air conditioning, leading to considerable demand after the sun sets.

Figure 3. Illustration by Inside Climate News showing the combination of resources utilized during July 9, 2022, which was a day of peak electricity consumption. Imports refer to electricity purchased from outside the State of California.

Figure 3 illustrates how batteries in combination with hydroelectric generation (hydro) are used to save electricity generation from early in the day for use in the evening hours. While battery use is suitable for fine tuning exactly when, during a 24-hour period, solar energy will be used, the quantity of batteries cannot be ramped up sufficiently to save electricity from summer to winter. The world would run out of battery-making materials, if nothing else.

[2] Ramping up hydro is not a solution to our problem of inadequate energy for heat in winter.

One problem is that, in long-industrialized economies, hydro capabilities were built out years ago.

Figure 4. Annual hydro generation based on data of BP’s 2022 Statistical Review of World Energy.

It is difficult to believe that much more buildout is available in these countries.

Another issue is that hydro tends to be quite variable from year to year, even over an area as large as the United States, as shown in Figure 4 above. When the variability is viewed over a smaller area, the year-to-year variability is even higher, as illustrated in Figure 5 below.

Figure 5. Monthly California hydroelectric generation through June 30, 2022, based on EIA data.

The pattern shown reflects peak generation in the spring, when the ice pack is melting. Low generation generally occurs during the winter, when the ice pack is frozen. Thus, hydro tends not be helpful for raising winter energy supplies. A similar pattern tends to happen in other temperate areas.

A third issue is that variability in hydro supply is already causing problems. Norway has recently reported that it may need to limit hydro exports in coming months because water reservoirs are low. Norway’s exports of electricity are used to help balance Europe’s wind and solar electricity. Thus, this issue may lead to yet another energy problem for Europe.

As another example, China reports a severe power crunch in its Sichuan Province, related to low rainfall and high temperatures. Fossil fuel generation is not available to fill the gap.

[3] Wind energy is not a greatly better than hydro and solar, in terms of variability and poor timing of supply.

For example, Europe experienced a power crunch in the third quarter of 2021 related to weak winds. Europe’s largest wind producers (Britain, Germany and France) produced only 14% of their rated capacity during this period, compared with an average of 20% to 26% in previous years. No one had planned for this kind of three-month shortfall.

In 2021, China experienced dry, windless weather, resulting in both its generation from wind and hydro being low. The country found it needed to use rolling blackouts to deal with the situation. This led to traffic lights failing and many families needing to eat candle-lit dinners.

Even viewed on a nationwide basis, US wind generation varies considerably from month to month.

Figure 6. Total US wind electricity generation through June 20, 2022, based on EIA data.

US total wind electricity generation tends to be highest in April or May. This can cause oversupply issues because hydro generation tends to be high about the same time. The demand for electricity tends to be low because of generally mild weather. The result is that even at today’s renewable levels, a wet, windy spring can lead to a situation in which the combination of hydro and wind electricity supply exceeds total local demand for electricity.

[4] As more wind and solar are added to the grid, the challenges and costs become increasingly great.

There are a huge number of technical problems associated with trying to add a large amount of wind and solar energy to the grid. Some of them are outlined in Figure 7.

Figure 7. Introductory slide from a presentation by power engineers shown in this YouTube Video.

One of the issues is torque distortion, especially related to wind energy.

Figure 8. Slide describing torque distortion issues from the same presentation to power engineers as Figure 7. YouTube Video.

There are also many other issues, including some outlined on this Drax website. Wind and solar provide no “inertia” to the system. This makes me wonder whether the grid could even function without a substantial amount of fossil fuel or nuclear generation providing sufficient inertia.

Furthermore, wind and solar tend to make voltage fluctuate, necessitating systems to absorb and discharge something called “reactive power.”

[5] The word “sustainable” has created unrealistic expectations with respect to intermittent wind and solar electricity.

A person in the wind turbine repair industry once told me, “Wind turbines run on a steady supply of replacement parts.” Individual parts may be made to last 20-years, or even longer, but there are so many parts that some are likely to need replacement long before that time. An article in Windpower Engineering says, “Turbine gearboxes are typically given a design life of 20 years, but few make it past the 10-year mark.”

There is also the problem of wind damage, especially in the case of a severe storm.

Figure 9. Hurricane-damaged solar panels in Puerto Rico. Source.

Furthermore, the operational lives for fossil fuel and nuclear generating plants are typically much longer than those for wind and solar. In the US, some nuclear plants have licenses to operate for 60 years. Efforts are underway to extend some licenses to 80 years.

With the short life spans for wind and solar, constant rebuilding of wind turbines and solar generation is necessary, using fossil fuels. Between the rebuilding issue and the need for fossil fuels to maintain the electric grid, the output of wind turbines and solar panels cannot be expected to last any longer than fossil fuel supply.

[6] Energy modeling has led to unrealistic expectations for wind and solar.

Energy models don’t take into account all of the many adjustments to the transmission system that are needed to support wind and solar, and the resulting added costs. Besides the direct cost of the extra transmission required, there is an ongoing need to inspect parts for signs of wear. Brush around the transmission lines also needs to be cut back. If adequate maintenance is not performed, transmission lines can cause fires. Burying transmission lines is sometimes an option, but doing so is expensive, both in energy use and cost.

Energy models also don’t take into account the way wind turbines and solar panels perform in “real life.” In particular, most researchers miss the point that electricity from solar panels cannot be expected to be very helpful for meeting our need for heat energy in winter. If we want to add more summer air conditioning, solar panels can “sort of” support this effort, especially if batteries are also added to help fine tune when, during the 24-hour day, the solar electricity will be utilized. Unfortunately, we don’t have any realistic way of saving the output of solar panels from summer to winter.

It seems to me that supporting air conditioning is a rather frivolous use for what seems to be a dwindling quantity of available energy supply. In my opinion, our first two priorities should be adequate food supply and preventing freezing in the dark in winter. Solar, especially, does nothing for these issues. Wind can be used to pump water for crops and animals. In fact, an ordinary windmill, built 100 years ago, can also be used to provide this type of service.

Because of the intermittency issue, especially the “summer to winter” intermittency issue, wind and solar are not truly replacements for electricity produced by fossil fuels or nuclear. The problem is that most of the current system needs to remain in place, in addition to the renewable energy system. When researchers make cost comparisons, they should be comparing the cost of the intermittent energy, including necessary batteries and grid enhancements with the cost of the fuel saved by operating these devices.

[7] Competitive pricing plans that enable the growth of wind and solar electricity are part of what is pushing a number of areas in the world toward a “freezing-in-the-dark” problem.

In the early days of electricity production, “utility pricing” was generally used. With this approach, vertical integration of electricity supply was encouraged. A utility would make long term contracts with a number of providers and would set prices for customers based on the expected long-term cost of electricity production and distribution. The utility would make certain that transmission lines were properly repaired and would add new generation as needed.

Energy prices of all kinds spiked in the late 1970s. Not long afterward, in an attempt to prevent high electricity prices from causing inflation, a shift in pricing arrangements started taking place. More competition was encouraged, with the new approach called competitive pricing. Vertically integrated groups were broken up. Wholesale electricity prices started varying by time of day, based on which providers were willing to sell their production at the lowest price, for that particular time period. This approach encouraged providers to neglect maintaining their power lines and stop adding more storage capacity. Any kind of overhead expense was discouraged.

In fact, under this arrangement, wind and solar were also given the privilege of “going first.” If too much energy in total was produced, negative rates could result for other providers. This approach was especially harmful for nuclear energy. Nuclear power plants found that their overall price structure was too low. They sometimes closed because of inadequate profitability. New investments in nuclear energy were discouraged, as was proper maintenance. This effect has been especially noticeable in Europe.

Figure 10. Nuclear, wind and solar electricity generated in Europe, based on data of BP’s 2022 Statistical Review of World Energy.

The result is that about a third of the gain from wind and solar energy has been offset by the decline in nuclear electricity generation. Of course, nuclear is another low-carbon form of electricity. It is a great deal more reliable than wind or solar. It can even help prevent freezing in the dark because it is likely to be available in winter, when more electricity for heating is likely to be needed.

Another issue is that competitive pricing discouraged the building of adequate storage facilities for natural gas. Also, it tended to discourage purchasing natural gas under long term contracts. The thinking went, “Rather than building storage, why not wait until the natural gas is needed, and then purchase it at the market rate?”

Unfortunately, producing natural gas requires long-term investments. Companies producing natural gas operate wells that produce approximately equal amounts year-round. The same pattern of high winter-consumption of natural gas tends to occur almost simultaneously in many Northern Hemisphere areas with cold winters. If the system is going to work, customers need to be purchasing natural gas, year-round, and stowing it away for winter.

Natural gas production has been falling in Europe, as has coal production (not shown), necessitating more imports of replacement fuel, often natural gas.

Figure 11. Natural gas production in Europe, based on data of BP’s 2022 Statistical Review of World Energy.

With competitive rating and LNG ships seeming to sell natural gas on an “as needed” basis, there has been a tendency in Europe to overlook the need for long term contracts and additional storage to go with rising natural gas imports. Now, Europe is starting to discover the folly of this approach. Solar is close to worthless for providing electricity in winter; wind cannot be relied upon. It doesn’t ramp up nearly quickly enough, in any reasonable timeframe. The danger is that countries will risk having their citizens freeze in the dark because of inadequate natural gas import availability.

[8] The world is a very long way from producing enough wind and solar to solve its energy problems, especially its need for heat in winter.

The energy supply that the world uses includes much more than electricity. It contains oil and fuels burned directly, such as natural gas. The percentage share of this total energy supply that wind and solar output provides depends on how it is counted. The International Energy Agency treats wind and solar as if they only replace fuel, rather than replacing dispatchable electricity.

Figure 12 Wind and solar generation for a category called “Wind, Solar, etc.” by the IEA. Amounts are for 2020 for Germany, the UK, Australia, Norway, the United States, and Japan. For other groups shown in this chart, the amounts are calculated using 2019 data.

On this basis, the share of total energy provided by the Wind and Solar category is very low, only 2.2% for the world as a whole. Germany comes out highest of the groups analyzed, but even it is replacing only 6.0% of its total energy consumed. It is difficult to imagine how the land and water around Germany could tolerate wind turbines and solar panels being ramped up sufficiently to cover such a shortfall. Other parts of the world are even farther from replacing current energy supplies with wind and solar.

Clearly, we cannot expect wind and solar to ever be ramped up to meet our energy needs, even in combination with hydro.

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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3,845 Responses to Ramping Up Renewables Can’t Provide Enough Heat Energy in Winter

  1. Herbie Ficklestein. says:

    Over 50% of CEOs say they’re considering cutting jobs over the next 6 months — and remote workers may be the first go to
    Last Updated: Oct. 6, 2022 at 10:45 a.m. ET
    First Published: Oct. 4, 2022 at 2:25 p.m. ET
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    Microsoft researchers recently warned of ‘productivity paranoia’ among managers about their hybrid workforce
    Alarm sirens from the C-Suite about a looming recession are gaining volume in America and elsewhere, but calls back to the office for full-time work are a lot softer.

    Most CEOs across the globe shared the view that a recession is on the horizon and coming sooner than later, according to a Tuesday report from KPMG on business-leader outlooks.

  2. Yoshua says:


    OPEC + is pumping 3.6 mmbbl below quota…so a 2 mmbbl cut is just a cut on paper to adjust the quota to what they actually can produce…and of course to raise the price in the paper market to reflect the tight physical market…
    They are basically telling the global markets that we are living in a Post Peak Oil World

    • This is an Art Berman tweet, talking about a calculation showing that production by OPEC+ was down by 3.6 million barrels per day below quota. Of course, that calculation includes Russia with production down over one million barrels per day. All Art says is,

      OPEC+ aims to put a jittery oil market on notice with talk of big production cuts.

      “The 23-country alliance could announce a cut up to 2 million b/d in November at its meeting Oct. 5.”

      You make a good point about the production cut really being meaningless, compared to where production is, including the loss of oil from Russia.

    • reante says:

      Indeed, but it also sets-up, politically, the deposing of the House of Saud, by the US, which is the other side of the great Russia -US horse trade: Russia gets Ukraine, US gets distribution rights to Saudi oil, because the shale patch will not survive the coming deflation. This will transfer into Tulsi Gabbard’s national socialist administration ok, even though she anti-imperialist, because she’s also an anti-Islamist hawk who’s long had it in for the House of Saud, in pinning the blame on it for 9/11.

      • I hadn’t thought about the possibility of deposing the House of Saud, and trying to work the system that way. Interesting ideas!

        • reante says:

          Thanks Gail. Elitist Wahhabism and collapse don’t mix. All of the oppressed shia minority are in the oil producing region, for starters, and their international relations are worse. No doubt the important ones among them will get Cadillac plans under Obamacare, which by then will probably just mean free weed and biannual covid boosters. Besides, the US military already runs the joint Has for a long time now or they wouldn’t be there in the first place. If you have another countries troops on your soil, you’re a colony. All the intelligence services have to do is show bin Salman the door.

      • ivanislav says:

        Depose them? If Russia and China back them, I think we lose that engagement. Plus, volatility there would put a rocket under oil prices.

        • reante says:

          Yeah, depose. All the world’s a stage. 🙂 As I believe I said here earlier this year, I expect china to get the second largest allocation of Saudi oil, after the US. China will get Taiwan. China will get the lion’s share of Iraqi production. Russia gets Ukraine. It all works out in everyone’s best interest, in order to stave off a chaotic collapse is the idea.

          A rocket under oil prices a year from now might yield $40/ bbl, if they’re lucky. They’re gonna need a rocket or ten.

          • ivanislav says:

            If $40/bbl happens, it’s because the economy has tanked to such a degree that we will have global social upheaval which causes further economic destruction, in a spiral.

            $40/bbl will also result in even more missing-but-necessary fossil fuel investment, radically raising the likelihood of a near-term Seneca-cliff overshoot.

            • reante says:

              Yeah for sure man. We’re gonna blow way past $40/bbl nominal. But in real terms it’s going to be much more expensive for the 99pc than $100/bbl. The next-level feathering mechanism known as capital controls will set the real price for a while.

        • reante says:


          “Historically speaking, the people of the Middle East have never lived in ethnically isolated groups: the whole region has spent most of history as part of a centralized imperial system”

          The elites imperial system still has another 5-10 years to run in the ME, more or less.All of the oil coming out of the ground is just rebranded Standard Oil, with the exception of some Shell plays (and the current semi-outlier being Iranian production.) The original Standard Oil ‘anti-trust’ ruling just served as ‘crypto’ cover – a change in name only, not in function.

          These cryptonationalizations are just finance capital in action, wherein capitalism moves beyond mere making money by making things (oil) to make money with the money they’ve made by making things, while still getting their cut of the money made by making things which they’ve delegated to others for practical reasons (best practices regarding the inherent dangers in farming of billions of people). Arrighi’s seminal essay, “The Winding Paths of Capital” explored this financialization dynamic.

    • It will take a long time to build new LNG tankers. I predict that Europe will not be able to import as much LNG as it would like this winter simply because of the lack of adequate LNG shipping space. Of course, shipping LNG long distances contributes to this problem in the same way that trying to replace the natural gas that was previously shipped by pipeline does.

      This outcome is beneficial to the US. It gives an excuse for not shipping as much LNG to Europe, leaving more for US consumption.

      • Ravi Uppal says:

        Couple of problems with an energy economy based on extensive LNG importation + exportation.
        First is that typical seaborne transportation of natural or methane [or swamp] gas consumes about 5% of the product being shipped. The ERoEI or ‘energy return ratio’ [easier to pronounce + explain to people] thus drops further compared to shipment by pipeline.
        Second is the reality of multiple sites of point-source fugitive methane release in the entire chain of natural gas infrastructure. The dilemma here is exemplified by a critical cross-over point. If as much as 3% of methane escapes then the ultimate ‘levelized cost’ of heat-trapping gases is as severe as that associated with the extraction + combusion of coal. Logically, above 3% the contribution to climate change is ironically even more severe.
        Natural gas is not a bridge fuel after all, but rather a bridge to that small Alaskan island, speaking metaphorically.

        • I think that the delivery problem is even bigger than you indicate, if the cost/energy of all of the infrastructure required is added, including the plants to make LNG from natural gas, and the plants to re-gasify LNG at the end. The farther the LNG needs to be shipped, the worse the problem becomes.

          And, of course, importers need to provide seasonal storage for pumped LNG if they expect to have enough for high consumption during winter. They cannot expect the size of the LNG fleet to suddenly expand in winter, to adapt to everyone’s high winter heating needs.

        • ivanislav says:

          I read that the cooling necessary for liquifaction consumes ~25-30% of the energy stored in the gas to begin with. If that’s true, then the shipping losses you mention are only a small piece.

        • I will look at it later today. It is an article by Ugo Bardi that I want to read.

          • NomadicBeer says:

            For people not paying attention, Ugo was all in the technocratic future (see his older posts on electric cars, robots and support for WEF). While he decried the decline of Italy he somehow thought we will keep “progressing” to the green utopia.

            I wonder if he’s changed his mind or, like Kulm, he is assuming that everyone else will be a peasant while he is enjoying a lord’s lifestyle.

            Like me he likes the Roman empire but he thinks he is the only true Roman – no other descendants allowed. So it’s perfectly normal to repeat the same mistakes the Romans did.

            • I remember Ugo being convinced that some sort of kite that collects wind energy would save the world economy. He does have some over-optimistic views

            • Xabier says:

              I think Ugo woke up to reality when he started getting canceled.

              But he still tends to cling to the wreckage of ‘renewables’ in the Sea of Despair…..

              He’s realised that he’s for the chop too, but maybe hopes somewhat for his children.

            • Fast Eddy says:

              If he could be convinced that humans are a demon from hell and that we’ve ruined the planet and committed the most horrific atrocities on the innocent beasts exterminating thousands of species … he’d actually be pleased with how things are developing

          • I see the story somewhat differently than Ugo.

            Ugo doesn’t directly say that the US was behind the pipeline explosions, but he indirectly implies this. I agree; the US was behind the explosions.

            I think that the big reason for the explosions was to raise US natural gas prices. This would make a great deal more natural gas available for sale in the US, and perhaps elsewhere. It might also help raise the production of coal in the US. Let me explain why.

            Looking back, what we see is that around 2009, US natural gas prices dropped to an incredibly inexpensive level, presumably as the result of fracking, leading to the explosion in the production of “tight oil.” Tight oil has a lot of gas associated; fracking can also be used on gas wells by themselves.


            In the chart below, note the rise in tight oil at the same time, indicting that fracking was natural gas to the market at such a high rate that it could only be sold at a very low price. Natural gas producers were not at all happy about the low-price situation. In fact, the low-price situation limits US expansion of natural gas production.


            The other thing that happened at the same time was a decrease in coal production in the US, because suddenly natural gas was cheaper than coal for producing electricity. Natural gas was also less polluting.


            US natural gas (and coal) producers would like higher prices for their natural gas (and coal). This would allow more of the resources that seem to be available to be extracted.

            The US can never be a very low-cost supplier of natural gas to Europe because the cost of shipping is incredibly high. When natural gas was $2 per Mcf, I was assuming that the delivered cost of natural gas to Europe would be $6 per Mcf. Now that “Henry Hub” natural gas is more like $6 per Mcf, I would imagine that the delivered cost would be more, something like $12 per Mcf, perhaps more. This is not cheap, but it is less terrible than Europe’s current natural gas prices, if Europe can even find natural gas to purchase.

            So, with the pipeline from Russia conveniently out of the way, US natural gas could probably be sold in the EU at a profit, assuming that LNG shipping capacity is available.

            The US thus had a motive of selling more natural gas to Europe, as a way of keeping its own natural gas price up high enough to encourage more natural gas extraction.

            Europe, indeed, would probably collapse, even with its imports of natural gas from the US. In its collapsed state, Europe would use much less oil and coal purchased from the world market. This might help world oil supplies to stretch farther. Also world coal and natural gas supples would go farther. Quite a few countries could be better off, including the US, without Europe taking much of the world’s fossil fuels.

            Ugo says something about using more renewables in Europe. I don’t think he understands what a dead end that wind and solar really are. Ugo knows that the EROEI calculation seems to be high, so he assumes that that somehow wind and solar can be profitably expanded. In my view, the EROEI calculation for wind and solar are simply misleading. Intermittent renewables + all of their transmission costs only replace fuel (coal or natural gas), not dispatch-able electricity.

            • NomadicBeer says:

              Gail, no offense but you are wasting your time reading that article.

              The only relevant passage is this:
              “It seems clear that for us there are no other ways out than a decisive shift toward renewables, already today much cheaper than fossil fuels and capable of completely replacing them.”

              So all your arguments do not apply because Ugo lives on another planet.

            • Fast Eddy says:

              Has Ugo had all the Boosters?

            • Ugo is very anti-vax.

            • I gave my views, which are different.

            • Thierry says:

              You should read the comment section. I don’t think Ugo himself believes in the capacity of renewable to replace fossil fuels. His commenters know this and he does not really answer. I sometimes have the feeling that he is trying to tell something that he cannot really express. Or maybe this is just cognitive dissonance.

            • That could be. I generally like Ugo’s posts. I have had many lunches with him at conferences over the years. We would seem to get invited to the same conferences.

  3. Herbie Ficklestein. says:

    The Fed’s reverse repo use just hit a fresh record of $2.4 trillion — why that’s one of the clearest ‘bad signs’ for the market
    Serah Louis
    Wed, October 5, 2022 at 1:45 PM
    Nothing to worry about here…really…

    Fed parks excess cash reserves from banks in the Overnight Reverse Repurchase Facility. A reverse repo, or RRP, helps the central bank conduct monetary policy by selling securities to counterparties to be bought back for a higher price later on — essentially working as a short-term loan.

    The RRP facility was hit with $2.367 trillion on Sep. 28, higher than the previous record of $2.359 trillion set on Sep. 22.

    Investors are sticking with ol’ reliable cash in order to ride out the current economic uncertainty — but it doesn’t seem as though the market will return to normal anytime soon.

    Wed, October 5, 2022 at 1:45 PM
    The Fed’s reverse repo use just hit a fresh record of $2.4 trillion — why that’s one of the clearest ‘bad signs’ for the market
    The Fed’s reverse repo use just hit a fresh record of $2.4 trillion — why that’s one of the clearest ‘bad signs’ for the market
    There’s been yet another record-high uptake in the amount of cash investors are stashing in a major Federal Reserve facility.

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    The Fed parks excess cash reserves from banks in the Overnight Reverse Repurchase Facility. A reverse repo, or RRP, helps the central bank conduct monetary policy by selling securities to counterparties to be bought back for a higher price later on — essentially working as a short-term loan.

    The RRP facility was hit with $2.367 trillion on Sep. 28, higher than the previous record of $2.359 trillion set on Sep. 22.

    Investors are sticking with ol’ reliable cash in order to ride out the current economic uncertainty — but it doesn’t seem as though the market will return to normal anytime soon

    Investors are tucking their cash away for safe-keeping
    Rising interest rates have seen investors pull back on taking risks — the S&P 500 has plunged for three consecutive quarters — which means they’re now turning to avenues with lower risk and safer returns.

    Enter cash and cash-like assets. Investments like money market funds, which are fixed income mutual funds that invest in short-term, low-risk debt securities, have been a safe space for investors during periods of high volatility.

    The Treasury Department has been shrinking its cash balance from about $1.6 trillion at the beginning of 2022, to around $300 billion (returning to pre-pandemic levels). The drop in bill issuance means investors have needed a place to put their spare cash — and that place has been the RRP facility.

    Since March, experts have been projecting that RRP usage would rise in order to help normalize cash supply levels.

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    Then, in July, in explaining the increase in RRP participation, the Fed pointed to larger investments from money market funds and ongoing reductions in Treasury bill issuances, which impacted the yields of other investment options available to those funds.

    Why this is a bad sign for the market
    The Fed is currently paying an overnight rate of 3.05% as of Sep. 22 — the highest yield since 2013. It increased from 2.30% after the central bank recently lifted interest rates by 0.75 percentage points.

    An increase in the reverse repo rate restricts cash supply and helps to correct inflation.

    However, whenever banks and other financial institutions have turned to the Fed’s major lending facilities in the past, this has been a clear indicator of economic instability. It was strains on the repo market in back 2007 that brought about the financial panic of that year that led into the 2008 financial crisis.

    Uptake in the RRP facility could continue to increase depending on the supply of short-term investments and demand from money market funds, Fed officials noted in the July meeting.

    Bank of America strategists recently reported that investor sentiment is the worst it’s been since 2008. And the bank anticipates that cash and commodities will continue to outperform bonds and stocks.

    For the week through Sep. 21, cash had inflows of $30.3 billion, according to EPFR Global data.

    Experts forecast the market will remain volatile for the rest of the year, while fears of a recession next year continue to loom, further spooking investors.

  4. Dennis L. says:

    We all seek affirmation, not information so with that disclaimer a quote by TM from his latest post:

    “All along I’ve been saying that the BoE needs to show resolve, though QE wasn’t what I had in mind! This has been an emergency operation to rescue pension funds. Where these funds end up remains problematic. 10Y yields were pushed down to c3.8%. Even that was still a huge loss on gilt holdings since early August, when it was less than 2%. Now it’s back above 4%. What happens to PFs now?

    The overall effect is that the UK has been re-priced. 10Y yields have been repriced upwards by 200 bps in a matter of weeks. Less than a year ago, the trading range for USD/GBP was around $1.20 to $1.40. Now I’d guess it’s about $1.08 to $1.16 or thereabouts. But the shift in yields is the big one right now.

    My view is that the global economy gets re-priced – including a second re-pricing of the UK – in the coming weeks and months.”

    Deflation, not inflation no matter how much money is printed. TM is affirming my belief.

    Think of an example, The Villages FL. Insurance costs will go up after Ian or whatever, retires income goes down secondary to market, prices of homes in Villages go down.

    Interesting times,

    Dennis L.

    • Rodster says:

      This article by Martin Armstrong explains the massive problems Insurance companies are now faced with. According to him, they were in trouble prior to the storm and are now facing possible bankruptcies and failures.

      I had the unfortunate pleasure of dealing with Hurricane Ian. My area was lucky although it made a mess of things and we were without power for 5 days. Fort Myers, Florida was demolished. I lived in Ft. Myers for close to 10 years back in the 80’s. It is unrecognizable. Parts of the town have been destroyed, quite literally. The Beach area looks like it’s been part of a nuclear blast. Entire buildings are no longer on its foundation.

      Yeah, I can most certainly envision a worried look on the part of insurance companies.


      • I am not entirely current on insurance problems in Florida, but historically the Florida Department of Insurance has been very aggressive in trying to keep rates down to try to protect policyholders (aka “voters”). I believe that they have also been very generous in the courts, regarding what might be covered, such as black mold (a real problem in a damp climate). The combination has made the state of Florida a nightmare to sell insurance in. Sensible companies have tried to limit their exposure in Florida by setting up a separate company to write coverage only in Florida.

        Given this background, it is not surprising that there are a lot of companies in Florida that are thinly capitalized. These companies often purchase a layer of reinsurance for all claims from a given storm. If total storm claims exceed the layer purchased, the company can go under.

        Most states have a “post insolvency assessment” procedure whereby the remaining solvent insurance companies can be assessed after the fact to pay claims of the bankrupt insurance company. I would expect that payments in this way could take years.

    • I presume you are talking about Tim Morgan’s recent post, called “Behind the crisis: Uncovering the hidden dynamic.”


      As I think about the situation, it seems to be a whole lot easier for a failing economy to fall into deflation than for its government to engineer a hyperinflation scenario. Such a scenario would seem most likely for a small economy, trying to catch up to a world economy. But it doesn’t seem to be possible on any wide scale basis.

  5. Herbie Ficklestein. says:

    UPDATED 5 October 2022 13:52 GMT
    By Vladimir Afanasiev
    Gazprom has revealed an increased decline in its natural gas production and exports as it continues its efforts to use gas supplies to influence Europe’s gas markets and public opinion ahead of the upcoming winter.

    Since the middle of 2021, the Russian gas giant has been reducing deliveries to Europe, and the decline has continued to gather pace following Russia’s invasion of Ukraine in February.

    The supply shortfall has also helped spur rocketing gas prices, with European nations wary about the effect of high energy prices on political and social stability as they strive to replace Russian volumes.

    Gazprom has continued to supply reduced volumes of gas to central Europe via a legacy pipeline transit route running across Ukraine.

    And at the beginning of September, the company fully halted gas supplies to Germany via the Nord Stream 1 pipeline — before the explosions last week that damaged the Nord Stream 1 and Nord Stream 2 pipelines running across the Baltic Sea to Germany.

    The company said that between January and September this year its total gas exports fell by 58.9 billion cubic metres to 86.9 Bcm — a drop of more than 40% against the same period in 2021.

    And its total production declined by 64.8 Bcm to 313.3 Bcm — a drop of 17% against the same period last year.

    The decline in exports and production is of such magnitude that it is already greater than France’s annual gas consumption, which French gas network operator GRTGaz placed at 45 Bcm for 2021

    Striking numbers…and you are OUT and Down

    • The question in my mind is, “Was Russia getting a high enough price for the natural gas it was selling to Europe that it wanted to continue selling pipeline gas to Europe, or was the price so inadequate that it wanted to get out of any agreement, any way it could?”

      My impression was that Russia was getting a much better price on natural gas it sold to China. China wasn’t making ridiculous requirements about the ownership of the pipeline, either, the way Germany was.

      • Jane says:

        I believe it was the EU Commission or some Competition Agency or some such, not Germany, that was making a fuss about pipeline ownership. And, it was a German politician, Gerhard Schroeder, who pushed for Nord Stream 2, to bypass Ukraine.” Schroeder knew that pipeline gas is a heck of a lot cheaper than LNG!!

  6. Herbie Ficklestein. says:

    EU energy crisis: Egypt to deliver 3,000 MW of electricity through an 853-mile-long undersea cable
    The project will take 7-8 years.
    An 853-mile-long (1,373 km) undersea electricity cable connecting Egypt with Europe has been touted to help Europe’s impending energy crisis amidst Russia’s war with Ukraine.

    The undersea cable from northern Egypt to Attica, Greece, will be able to transport 3,000 MW of electricity, which is enough to power up to 450,000 homes, according to a report published by Euronews last month.

    Yes, take 7-8 years…sure it will….don’t hold your breath

    • Also, I hope that no one wants to blow up the cable.

      I expect that Egypt will want a high price for this electricity, also. Will Europe be able to afford this electricity.

  7. Herbie Ficklestein. says:

    Archaeologists and geographers from the University of Manchester have discovered hundreds of ancient animal and human footprints on a beach in Merseyside, England.
    The footprint beds show that, as global sea levels rose rapidly after the last ice age around 9000 to 6000 years ago, humans formed part of rich intertidal ecosystems alongside aurochs, red deer, roe deer, wild boar, and beaver, as well as the predators wolf and lynx.
    Their new research, published in the journal Nature Ecology and Evolution, includes a new programme of radiocarbon dating which shows that the most species-rich footprint beds at Formby Point are much older than previously thought. The beds record a key period in the natural history of Britain from Mesolithic to Medieval times (9000 to 1000 years ago).
    In the agriculture-based societies that followed, human footprints dominate the Neolithic period and later footprint beds, alongside a striking fall in large mammal species richness
    The researchers show that the area close to the modern shoreline was a hub of human and animal activity in the first few thousand years after the last glacial period. The vast coastal landscapes of the European Mesolithic were rich ecosystems teeming with large animals. This was a biodiversity hotspot with large grazers and predators – a northwest European Serengeti.
    The observed decline in large mammals in the footprint record could be the result of several drivers including habitat shrinkage following sea level rise and the development of agricultural economies, as well as hunting pressures from a growing human population. This new record poses important questions of the conventional archaeological and fossil records.
    Dr Alison Burns, from the University of Manchester said: “The Formby footprint beds form one of the world’s largest known concentrations of prehistoric vertebrate tracks. Well-dated fossil records for this period are absent in the landscapes around the Irish Sea basin. This is the first time that such a faunal history and ecosystem has been reconstructed solely from footprint evidence.”

    Yep, History is repeating itself in a different manner

  8. Student says:

    (Peak Prosperity)

    Why we need to fully realize that we are inside an hybrid war and what it means in details. Interesting considerations from Chris Martenson’s last article:

    Excerpt: “I ended with the Maajid Nawaz Hybrid War interview for a reason – with the upcoming solvency crisis, the nuclear threats, the mysteriously exploding pipelines, the open southern border, the inflation, the shortages, the constant gaslighting by the narcissistic media, the vaccine disability and death, men in girls sports, cancellation, lab-leak pandemics + No Treatments For You, engineered economic destruction, No Energy for Germany, and the almost-overwhelming amount of other fuss going on right now, I sometimes feel as though I might lose sight of the bigger picture.

    It turns out, we are in a Hybrid War. What’s that? A combination of emotional, physical, financial, spiritual, economic, and mental assaults, organized and choreographed in order to achieve an objective. Turns out, all the fuss and confusion IS Hybrid War. Before you can Build Back Better, you must first destroy, via the “Great Reset.” And “war” is not a metaphor. A large number of people – in the millions – are now casualties of this war; either wounded, or dead. First COVID, the lockdown deaths, the hospital-mistreatment deaths, then the vaccine deaths, along with all the disabilities. One part of Hybrid War is when the MSM gaslights us and tells us that most of the casualties have not even happened. That’s just mental/emotional assault. The concept of “Sudden Adult Death Syndrome”, for instance, is a Hybrid War assault.

    I got a lot of value from the interview. I like big pictures, and this really did it for me. And, the framing works too. Chris likes to talk about Enemy Action. That sure seems to fit right in. A key part of Hybrid War is to confuse the target (i.e. normal people) so they don’t realize they are at war, so they cannot think clearly. But, once you know you are at war, everything feels a lot clearer.

    What’s more, we are all in this together; left, center, right, Christian, Muslim, Jew, agnostic, atheist, straight, gay, man, woman, and everyone in between. My examples: Conservative Steve Bannon and Liberal Naomi Wolf. Democrats Steve Kirsch and Pierre Kory, Islamic Radical Maajid Nawaz. We all have a choice. Maajid says that (effectively) only 10% of the population gets a choice – the rest are stuck for a variety of reasons. I’d venture to say, most of us here – we’re in that 10%. What choice will we make?
    Realizing we’re at war, and knowing that we have a choice, is step #1.


    And this is the link to the interview quoted in the excerpt above: https://rumble.com/v1lx66m-we-are-in-a-hybrid-war-maajid-nawaz.html

    • Xabier says:

      Thanks, Student.

      More poetically, we might say that in 2020, we – like Dante in the visionary poem ‘The Divine Comedy’ – entered the confusing Dark Wood of lock-downs and brain-washing, and are now touring the various circles of Hell, where the punishments and tortures are varied and surprising.

      Dante moved on and towards the Light .

      Let us hope that, as in the poem, those who stay in Hell are the ones who deserve to be there.

    • Fast Eddy says:

      Does he mention that the ‘war’ is about providing a never-ending excuse for inflation?

    • I agree that this is a multifaceted war. People do not realize that we are in the middle of a resource war. In a self-organizing system, such a war behaves very strangely. No wonder, they don’t put together all of the pieces. They just take what the TV spokesman says at face value.

      I noticed that the article is by Dave Fairtex. I have not run into him before. Google wasn’t very helpful either. He seems to have provided material for Chris in the past, as well.

  9. ValleyForge says:

    British 10-YR Gilt moving up: now at 4.172%

    Bank of England official says $1 trillion in pension fund investments could’ve been wiped out without intervention

    How long before BoE surrenders and makes “intervention” permanent?

    Wolf Richter’s website is on the endangered species list. IMO, whats left of his dwindling credibility is about to disappear literally overnight:

    Wolf Richter
    Oct 5, 2022 at 11:13 pm
    The BOE??? Hahahahaha, its “pivot” is already un-pivoted:

    • All is Dust says:

      How long before the official currency of the UK is the US Dollar? And then the ruble? Half joking, half serious…

    • Fast Eddy says:

      Wolf likes to mock the ‘geniuses’ who have made $ over the past decade not because they are geniuses — but because the world was flooded with cheap $ driving most asset prices higher.. and I agree with him (even though he tends to be jack ass much of the time).

      He is now pleased to see that the inevitable desperate tightening has been happening ..and he’s enjoying the ‘geniuses’ come down.

      The thing is … the BOE saved the day last week … but as we know – and Wolf doesn’t – the problem is that we are running out of cheap energy… the inflation is not temporary … it is now a feature of the system…

      Tighten loosen tighten loosen… they can play that game — but at some point the financial system seizes up .. you either have implosion due to the many impacts of high interest rates — or low interest rates drive us into hyperinflation …

      There is no way out. This is total desperation now. The Elders and their minions are pounding on the buttons .. hauling on the levers…

      It’s like a sinking submarine… the water is coming in … the pumps are struggling to keep the ship afloat… the sailors are jettisoning everything … but they are running out of fuel … the engines are seizing up … it’s just a matter of time…

      OFW knows this … we watch… and wait…

  10. Jan says:

    There is a difficult indication of possible long-term damage in the course of the Covid vaccination.

    A Japanese team apparently wanted to evaluate the effect of a TCM medicinal mushroom on cancer patients on a very small number of eight people.

    What is unclear to me as a non-specialist, the “gene activity” with and without the administration of this fungus was apparently measured.

    Among the people in the control group were also people without cancer, but with and without Covid vaccination.

    As a consequence the suspicion has arisen that the vaccination might lead to a reduction in gene activity and an increase in mutations. Vaccination causes damage at the cellular level, like chemotherapy – even six months after vaccination. This refers to accelerated cell aging and the development of cancer.

    Maybe someone who understands the matter better than me can take on the study?


    • reante says:


      Briefly, the nanoPEG component of the nanolipid — which is a carefully calibrated four-part preparation serving multiple functions — is extremely genotoxic. PEG in its traditional bulk form (as opposed to the nano form) is a petroleum-based polymer, as I expect you know, and the establishment idiotically regards it as ‘non-toxic’ because of its molecular stability profile. NanoPEG, however, maximizes PEG volatility by maximizing the surface area to volume ratio such that the rapid nanoparticle degradation is essentially an off-gassing. PEG off-gasses into its constituent chemicals glycolic acid, acetaldehyde, formaldehyde, and formic acid.

      Acetaldehyde denatures proteins, which is the reason that the cellular ribosomes are getting all fucked up and some are going offline altogether, as noted in the study you brought to light. Ribosomes are protein structures. Ribosomal polymerases are the ‘poolings’ of tiny hyperreactive protein ‘droplets’ (enzymetic catalysts) within which ‘pools’ all ribosomal genetic material is constructed. Acetaldehyde denatures these proteins – dissolves them; this fact is a significant one (understatement of the year) because it means that the nanolipid formulation is designed to degrade the millions of concurrently-running ribosomal polymerase chain reactions that happen in each of our cells. These natural PCRs are the root of our existence, the ongoing, ceaseless, continuum we call the primordial soup that is and always has been the location of biogenesis – from where we emerge, which reads 24/7/365 on the sundial. NanoPEG is striking at the root, thus the accelerated genetic aging (more visible to the eye in middle-aged and older folks).

      And formaldehyde, it is highly mutagenic.

      This is to say nothing of the mRNA.

    • reante says:

      Here’s a photo of ribosomal complexes growing genetic material. All the little dots pooled around the DNA are polymerase molecules. Now imagine similar-sized molecular off-gassings of nano-PEG washing over the ribosomes until there is no more off–gassing, and doing so paints a picture of war; looks like a mustard gassing.


  11. Fast Eddy says:

    Even After $100 Billion, Self-Driving Cars Are Going Nowhere
    They were supposed to be the future. But prominent detractors—including Anthony Levandowski, who pioneered the industry—are getting louder as the losses get bigger.

    The first car woke Jennifer King at 2 a.m. with a loud, high‑pitched hum. “It sounded like a hovercraft,” she says, and that wasn’t the weird part. King lives on a dead-end street at the edge of the Presidio, a 1,500-acre park in San Francisco where through traffic isn’t a thing. Outside she saw a white Jaguar SUV backing out of her driveway. It had what looked like a giant fan on its roof—a laser sensor—and bore the logo of Google’s driverless car division, Waymo.

    She was observing what looked like a glitch in the self-driving software: The car seemed to be using her property to execute a three-point turn. This would’ve been no biggie, she says, if it had happened once. But dozens of Google cars began doing the exact thing, many times, every single day.


    A f789ing re tard could have predicted this

  12. Fast Eddy says:

    “I’ve had injuries before, I’ve had surgeries before, but I’ve never been nervous,” Watt said. “I’ve never been scared of anesthesia, I’ve never been scared of surgery, I’ve never been scared of pain. But when they told me they were going to put me out and shock my heart, I was scared.”

    Who wouldn’t be? Watt, however, talked to numerous cardiologists and electrophysiologists from across the country and said he was assured there was nothing else he could do. The rapid, unusual heartbeat, which can lead to risks of a blood clot, stroke, heart failure and other complications, could return in a day, perhaps in 20 years or perhaps never again.

    According to Dr. Shephal Doshi, director of cardiac electrophysiology and pacing at Providence St. John’s Health Center in Santa Monica, California, a situation such as the one Watt experienced isn’t rare and often isn’t life-threatening.

    Doshi, however, recommends that Watt should strongly consider having a catheter ablation procedure to fix the cells in his heart that are misfiring.

    “Absolutely, he needs to have it,” Doshi said. “The issue is do you wait for the offseason, or do you do it now? … The team has to decide with J.J. and his physician that, ‘Hey, do we want to bite the bullet now and have you ready at the tail end of the season or should we continue to let you play and if it happens again, then at that point we’ll make a decision?’


    It would be massive if he died in a game – but nobody would connect the dots. I wonder if he suspects? Ultra fit pro athlete with no previous heart issues — surely he’s seen some of the soccer player vids….

    • drb753 says:

      honestly? this vaccine-covid thing is like making love to a deceased sex worker (hopefully this gets around wordpress). Especially when there are so mny more important things going on in the world.

  13. postkey says:

    ” If Form’s battery works like it’s supposed to, it will store renewable energy so cheaply that a power plant can deliver emissions-free energy around the clock for days on end. That could create a viable alternative to fossil-fueled plants for ensuring a 24/7 supply of reliable electricity as the grid decarbonizes.” IF?

    • Fast Eddy says:

      Yes… it’s always ‘if’

      Makes you wonder why they wrote the story …

      Would they right a story ‘If Hervé Villechaize was 7ft tall instead of a midget he’d have been a centre for the Lakers. Hervé’s mother said that as a boy he really enjoyed playing basketball but he suffered due being only 3 feet tall. He was very good for his height though and we all knew he’d make the Lakers if only he’d grow 4 more feet’

      Oh yes they write these stories so provide hope fodder to the Green Groopies

    • Jan says:

      In my understanding, we have increased productivity and created prosperity over the past 200 years through the constant increase in fossil fuels and systemic integration.

      At the moment when either fossil fuels or systemic integration are declining, this productivity will decline and there will be a crash and the described hunger crises.

      In the transition from coal to oil, there have been breakdowns in the form of world wars. I don’t want to talk about causality here, but there was no friction-free transition.

      A replacement for fossil fuels would therefore have to be based on very easy-to-obtain raw materials that are not dependent on fossil energies. Otherwise, the replacement technologies would no longer work when fossil fuels are no longer available.

      A second prerequisite would be that the entire process does not cost too much energy itself. It would be conceivable, for example, to convert electrical energy via hydrogen to hydrocarbons, i.e. gasoline. This process is technically feasible, but very lossy.

      I am afraid that iron batteries require large amounts of fossil energy for both production and transportation. It would also be necessary to see whether there is enough iron available worldwide to store large parts of the energy consumption.

      Therefore, I consider it more likely that there will be a renaissance of agrarian societies and the size of the population will adapt to their capabilities.

      From my point of view, the focus should be on bringing about a population reduction in the most humane way possible through natural fluctuation and reduced reproduction. At the same time, funds would have to flow into the research of simple methods for increasing yields, comparable to approaches of British four-field agriculture or permaculture. The South American Black Earth methods (“Terra Preta”) may also be an approach.

      • Jef Jelten says:

        Jan – We did not transition from coal to oil, we simply added oil. In fact we never have really transitioned away from any fuel except maybe whale oil. We have certainly never “transitioned” away from highly useful, very economic, energy dense energy source to a much less useful one.

        We just keep adding and consuming more and more and when we can’t do that the party is over.

    • JesseJames says:

      Notable that no white paper, technical papers providing details on lifetime, reliability, etc are provided on their website. This is usually an indication they have information they do not want to share for some reason. Also, their costs are not provided for lifetime costs, ie, how long do they last, etc.

    • It is not just days that the energy needs to be stored, but weeks and months. What quantity of batteries would be required?

      How much energy would be lost in the back and forth storage and retrieval process?

  14. Fast Eddy says:

    Omicron sub-variant clade BA.4.6 is apparently gaining ground on BA.5, now at roughly 13%; So what you say? means the new bivalent booster fails, means original antigenic fixation, immune escape, ADEI

    Means as we knew new bivalent booster will be obsolete rapidly & also vast majority of Americans & I see global peoples are not taking the bivalent booster, and parents have said ‘NO’ despite FDA


    • nikoB says:

      Ed, I get all that you are saying and linking to but I read all this stuff at these blogs. We don’t need to repost here all the time. At least not the hum drum stuff. Save it for major shifts. When the UEP really steps up. Lets hear some of your old magic on energy issues. Where it all goes who knows for sure. Hope you are well. i will miss your rants when the internet goes.

      • Fast Eddy says:

        I’ve got a contract with OFW… if I don’t meet my daily quota I don’t get the bonuses.

        Then I won’t be able to afford the Bolivian Blow … if I don’t have a steady supply of blow .. the volume – and quality of the posts fall off… Gail starts to wonder if FE has lost his touch … she starts ringing FE demanding more … I need MORE you rogue bas-tard! .. what’s wrong with you FE — if you can’t cut it you’re out and we’ll find a be new super star… what have you done for OFW today – history is history …

        Fast Eddy — denied his Blow — under pressure from the honcho … will lose his mojo — his confidence will collapse —he’ll start engaging with norm and boring everyone to death with posts about how the world needs cheap oil — we can’t go on without it … and then he’ll start to believe we’ve gone to the moon and that the CIA had nothing to do with 911…

        norm will be delighted to have a friend… he’ll then endlessly brag on OFW that he’s best mates with FE… irritating everyone to the point of abandoning the platform … which would leave Gail with an audience of 2…

        This would culminate in FE completely losing touch and saying ‘You know … that Super Snatch ain’t too bad looking .. not too bad at all… do you mind norm?’ and norm responding ‘ ya she’s rather hot after 8 pints and if you get her before the BO starts to really stink it’s well worth the $$$ – let me go Out Back to the Dumpster and ask her if she’s got a slot for you’

        We obviously cannot have this … FE must make bonus. A lot of people are depending on HIM

  15. Fast Eddy says:

    There’s plenty of evidence that BSE (mad cow disease) was caused by the application of neurotoxic organophosphates and other poisons to the back of the necks of cows to prevent ticks, which are a serious problem for animals in close confinement. Countries that don’t use them and freer range herds had no problem with the ‘disease’.

    The misfolded proteins are not ‘infectious’ disease causing agents. They occur with application of neurotoxins but also in animals kept in stressed close confinement, fed evolutionary inappropriate food (they are all herbivores) and who are repeatedly vaccinated and given antibiotics. These factors all lead to disruption in the microbiome of the animal and this scenario applies to the production method of about 90% of animal products.

    “gut dysbiosis and/or small intestinal bacterial overgrowth and increased intestinal permeability may induce systemic inflammation, while activation of enteric (gut) neurons and enteric glial cells may contribute to the initiation of alpha-synuclein misfolding”

    “Bidirectional communication between the CNS and the GI tract – the brain-gut axis – occurs both in health and disease.”

    There is evidence that misfolded proteins can travel via the vagus nerve from the gut to the dorsal brain where the tau tangles of Parkinsons’, for example, mostly form. Brain-gut-microbiota axis in Parkinsons’ Disease

    Humans eating animals treated in this way not only run the risk from bioaccumulated pesticides, especially in milk, but also in these misfolded proteins, mistakenly called TSE’s or prions, which may travel directly to the brain from the gut via the vagus.


    Another reason why Fast Eddy insists on a diet that approaches totally organic.

    And HE is not allowed to cross the street.

    FE must survive until BOOM. HE has important work to do

    • nikoB says:

      This is a great link. thanks.

    • Jan says:

      Here in the European Alps, in the summer, the young bulls lie in partial shade on heavenly meadows next to clear streams from which you can drink.

      I am always a little skeptical with young bulls, because they behave like half-grown ones who claim that the Alps belong to them, at least the juicier parts.

      When one passes by, they seem to say in silence: brother, lie down here with me, you will not find a better place!

      Of course, they will be slaughtered, but they cannot imagine that!

      • Xabier says:

        We have them here in the centre of the city near the University, where they graze on the remnants of old common land.

        Nice grass, by the river, they must love it: an people find them fascinating.

        Both are for the chop and unaware of the fact: predators and their prey mixing, while one great Predator hangs unseen over them…..

  16. Fast Eddy says:

    Hunter Biden photos https://t.me/downtherabbitholewegofolks/49812

    Obama Rocks – https://t.me/downtherabbitholewegofolks/49815

    Also funny https://t.me/downtherabbitholewegofolks/49816

    NSW government used “behavioural experts to help guide people’s conduct”

    “The ‘Behavioural Insights Unit’ operated as part of the Department of Customer Service and was made up of 14 people that gave advice to the state government.”


    • Student says:

      The news about NSW is very interesting, thank you.
      Please let me say that the news deserved to be alone in the post.
      Thank you for the news.

      • sciouscience says:

        Concur. If Fast could find another Vincent who could gracefully edit then Scorsese might be willing to direct the sequel, the Color of Energy.

      • The article is about behavioral tricks that researchers provided to make vaccines seem less harmful and wearing a mask less of a problem.

  17. All is Dust says:

    We’re saved!

    From the key note speech by UK Prime Minister Liz Truss this week, “growth, growth, growth.”

    Back in the real world, it looks like the Saudis are cutting back on oil production. So does Liz mean growth in prosperity? Or growth in misery, destitution and death?


    • postkey says:

      If oil prices increase {or sterling ‘falls’}

      In equilibrium {and assuming no involuntary unemployment}:
      W/P = [1 – aΠ – {(pm.M) / P.Y}].Y/L

      Where: W/P = real product wage: pm = price of raw materials: M = amount of raw materials.
      An increase in pm will lead to a fall in the demand for labour and the equilibrium real product wage. This will shift the AS schedule to the left.
      This ‘damages’ the supply side of the economy {less ‘growth’} and will stimulate an inflationary process.
      From: P300: Sargent, J.R. 2004. “To Full Employment: The Keynesian Experience and After”.

    • With less energy, the total quantity of goods and services produced has to decrease, rather than increase. It is hard to get growth in prosperity from this.

  18. Fast Eddy says:

    “An Estimated 30,000 Americans Were Killed by Ventilators & Iatrogenesis in April 2020” – Michael Senger attempts to estimate how many were killed by the abysmal treatment protocols in the first Covid wave.


    Good way to generate fear!

  19. Ravi Uppal says:

    UBI comes to Germany , just by another name .
    10/05/2022 at 6:56 am
    The government here in Germany already started the 200 billion € “double whammy”.

    So that’s the way – more and more expensive government programs, financed soon by the ECB. Monetary devaluation, either by deflationary or inflationary breakdown and restart.

    At years end they introduce a more generous “people money” social security program. Everyone who don’t want to work in low paying jobs can stop working, get’s his rent paid + 500€ pocket money and may add a small mini job to earn some more (or go black working).

    Very attractive in the time of extreme expensive gas and heating oil times…. the state pays this. When my partner still would be single, it would pay more than working at the current cost level here.

  20. Ravi Uppal says:

    Going , gone . LME aluminium inventory.

  21. Fast Eddy says:

    OB/GYN Dr. James Thorp Puts His Colleagues on Notice for “Following Orders”

    “There were seven physicians in the Nuremberg trials and they tried to use this sloppy illegitimate defense…’I’m just following orders’…You know what? All seven of those physicians hung – they were sentenced to death and they hung.”

    Clip: https://rumble.com/v1mr46y–obgyn-dr.-james-thorp-puts-his-colleagues-on-notice-for-following-orders.html

    Ford hikes starting price of electric F-150 Lightning for second time in less than two months

    “Ford Motor is increasing the starting price of its electric F-150 Lightning pickup by $5,000 for the 2023 model year, citing rising costs and supply chain issues.

    The cost increases and other supply chain problems, which Ford estimated would result in $1 billion in unexpected costs during the third quarter, have forced automakers to increase EV prices to retain profits.”


    ‘Positive Association’ Between Vaccine-Related Aluminum Exposure and Persistent Asthma: CDC-Funded Study

    Remake of the 60 minutes interview with Scott Pelley and Zelensky’s wife.


  22. Fast Eddy says:

    HHS Spends $290 Million on Radiation Sickness Drug in Case of Nuclear Emergency

    Tim Pool: (https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=5uQ9i-b5wu0)”Sometimes they tell you exactly what they’re doing and what’s coming. If they’re doing this, they’re not keeping it a secret from us that they think we’re going to nuclear war.”

    Jason Bermas: (http://t.me/BermasRants) “No, it’s dangerous. And it’s not just Petraeus. It seems like everybody who supposedly is an authoritative source on this in our military and on the media is saying that tactical nuclear strikes might be okay. This is insane!”

    Watch Live: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=5uQ9i-b5wu0

    Avicenna was a Persian scientist who lived 1000 years ago. Legends say that he put two lambs in separate cages with the same health conditions. But only one lamb could see a wolf that was put in a third cage. The observations were astounding…


  23. Adonis says:

    Fast eddie you need to study some of the elders literature to understand what there plan is https://www.thelancet.com/journals/lancet/article/PIIS0140-6736(15)60901-1/fulltext

  24. ValleyForge says:

    On 24 February 2022, Russia invaded Ukraine….

    Stock Prices of JP Morgan, Lockheed Martin, and Boeing on approx this date

    JPM: 160 (now 110)
    LMT: 480 (now 402)
    BA: 225 (now 132)

    On 30 September 2022, Russia, amid an ongoing invasion, declared its annexation of four Ukrainian oblasts

    Silver and US $ on approx this date

    US Dollar: 114 (now 110)
    Silver: 18 (now 21)

    Conclusion: Looks like Russia is now protectorate of Kingdom of Saud. How long before the messy divorce between USA and KSA? Not long, IMO

    • davidinamonthorayearoradecade says:

      the Great Day of 2/24/2022 has resulted in many huge ongoing changes in world relations.

      KSA is leading OPEC+ to the now announced production cuts of 2 million bpd, with no longer the fear of the bully USA which is obviously weakening on the world stage before our very eyes.

      and just in time for November elections in the USA, so good optics there KSA, well played.

      the decrepit olde geeezer mumbling bumbling sunsetting half demented perrv so-called “leader” of the USA is inspiring most of the rest of the world to begin taking action in their own self interests and disregarding the (Evil) Empire (of Lies).

      the Empire will continue on for a little longer, but is a wounded animal.

      often wounded animals are the most dangerous kind.

      perhaps only the weakling Britard Elitard Eurotards have not awakened from their slumber like the rest of the world.

      probably because they are already so Woke (ha ha see what I did there?).

      the Great Russian Reset can’t be undone.

      • Xabier says:

        Brits are so clueless I find interaction rather painful: they merely repeat the propaganda word for word regarding Covid, Putin, etc.

        Still, one can find other topics of conversation and just skim over the surface of life.

        I also remember that I was once just as ill-informed as they are, if never quite so credulous.

  25. Fast Eddy says:


    British airline Virgin Atlantic announced Wednesday it was permanently ceasing operations in Hong Kong.

    The move, which is related to the closure of Russian airspace, ends the airline’s 30-year presence in the Asian financial hub.

    Virgin Atlantic said it would terminate its London Heathrow to Hong Kong flight route and close its local Hong Kong office, with 46 jobs expected to be impacted.


    I understand that it is difficult to get flights out of HK now that the quarantine on arrival has been lifted…. perhaps that’s all part of a plan — you can come and go as you please now but there aren’t many flights… and being part of china we got the short straw and we need to conserve energy.

    This is a good idea because this won’t impact the financial hub status – the key people who work in the city are well paid so they get the high priced seats in and out… win win.

  26. Fast Eddy says:

    Chopped up Baby Parts?!?! https://t.me/downtherabbitholewegofolks/49762

    Actually you need the blood of live babies… if you have Big Money what you do is you purchase babies from poor people… you have round the clock nursing staff in a basement room in your home where you keep them hooked up to machines that remove their blood…

    You need about 25 babies to make this work as you need to transfuse the blood on a daily basis and you need them to replenish their blood before you can tap them again. Remember – a baby does not have much blood volume so you can only take a little from each one…

    You pay the nurses 500k per year + they must sign NDAs + you remind them regularly that if they f789 you and go to the press or leak this to anyone you’ll have their families picked up – and sent to a Romanian prison where they’ll be tortured and s-exually abused for the rest of their lives…

    Does anyone think that if transfusing baby blood would allow geriatrics to live longer — that they would not be doing this? Even if they thought it did… some would do this.

    Look at norm – he supports injecting babies — in the mistaken belief that it will prevent the spread of Covid.

    • Xabier says:

      The elderly, when they finally become frail and fully aware of their weakness and mortality, are apt to behave with great selfishness and cunning, exploiting the young ruthlessly. As do chronically sick younger people.

      We all know that from our own families, do we not?

      And who are the most self-centred to start with? The super-rich (take my word for it if you don’t know any, I’ve watched them close up).

      I would not be surprised one bit at their using the helpless and poor as blood banks. After all, they deserve it!

    • Fast Eddy says:


      Hoolio is a bit different ..if we are away for a few hours … he loses his mind when we return jumping on us like a crazed maniac — then he runs round and round the house at about 25 miles per hour kicking up throw rugs in his wake…

  27. Fast Eddy says:

    Oh WOW! Here is a BBC reporter in Ukraine — pretending to be covering the war – in full protective kit… and off to the side — we see a woman with her shopping bag walking along ….

    The thing is — those who insist the MSM is reporting the truth about the Uke Russia war — will insist this does not matter – their inner zombie will reject this

    Hahahahahahaha… everything is fake


  28. John E Vasko says:

    Excellent article except you don’t address the differences between centralized (utility power generation) versus non-centralized (private rooftop, backyard power generation. Non-centralized production has some very great advantages such as negligible transmission loses and extreme redundancy and reliability. Alternative energy was started by off-griders and is how even a large scale system should work.

    • If you don’t mind getting most of your energy from your solar panels in the summer, and keep the panels off of the grid, they are sort of OK. Of course, you still can’t power your tractor with solar panels. If you are content with operating your EV car only during the summer, you might get some value from the solar panels. But you still will “freeze in the dark” in winter. You likely will starve as well. You need a whole lot more energy (and of different types) than what the solar panels can give, especially in winter. You won’t be able to pay your taxes with the tiny output of the solar panels, either.

  29. Fast Eddy says:

    Saudi Energy energy minister refuses to answer questions from #Reuters at OPEC+ press conference. https://t.me/downtherabbitholewegofolks/49738

  30. Fast Eddy says:

    This is evidence of a civilization on it’s last legs… a society filled with twisted, diseased minds… who are convinced that their deviancy is both normal and justified…



    • JMS says:

      Hysteroctomies seem the most sensible and brilliant idea of 21th century. Should be free for every child of Homo Carbonicus.
      I hope that the uncontacted tribes of Brazil will prolong the species to next century though, since I can’t help but root for the species that gave the world Diogenes, Nietzsche or my wife. Go humans!

  31. Poliono says:


    “(vii) develop, and work to promote and implement, biosafety and biosecurity best practices, tools, and resources bilaterally and multilaterally to facilitate appropriate oversight for life sciences, dual-use research of concern, and research involving potentially pandemic and other high-consequence pathogens, and to enhance sound risk management of biotechnology- and biomanufacturing-related R&D globally; and”

    Develop, promote and implement offensive and defensive bioweapons.. Guv scientist star chamber said that it’s science based so carry on.


    ” In promoting rapid and transparent data sharing, and coordination, strengthened IHRs, and a new pandemic instrument can provide important tools to WHO Member States, including the United States, to prevent, detect, and rapidly respond to new events with pandemic potential and monitor disease control measures [[(Lock your bank account, starve you out and euthanize you in a gulag)]]. This reinforcing of global health security is essential to protect the health of the world and the American people.”

    “Secretary Becerra and Director-General Tedros will continue their positive engagement and guide the work of the technical teams with an expected update and reassessment by the next U.S.-WHO Strategic Dialogue to be held in late 2023.”

    Chicom QR code forced lobotomy slave society treaty for the US (and everyone else) in 2023/2024? Maybe we can import some of those mobile execution vans for dissidents when it passes, the next “pandemic” will start .00001 seconds later. Back to bau and infinite growth if we just off almost everyone that;s all.


  32. banned says:

    Gail I posted the latest “Understanding SADS” video before seeing your lay off post. Just delete it.

    • You could very probably be right. I know that the US Northeast is short of pipeline capacity, for both natural gas and oil, including oil products. I hadn’t thought about the railroad strike, or possibility of a strike, interfering with deliveries.

      The US Northeast also gets some deliveries by boat, in much the way Europe gets deliveries by boat. If Europe has a short supply of either natural gas or oil, it seems likely that the US Northeast will be at least somewhat similarly affected.

  33. banned says:

    Understanding the SADS phenomena

  34. Fast Eddy says:

    Could the rise in deaths we recorded from February 2020 NOT have been due to the virus but due to the way frail elderly & poor persons were TREATED with morphine, Remdesivir, midazolam, ventilation?



    • Xabier says:

      Deliberate killing by deadly and inappropriate protocols and denial of primary care.

      The Planners needed to set things up so that everyone would hear about a family member or friend who had ‘died of Covid’.

      What better means than to snuff the helpless out in this way, behind closed doors. ?

      It was also an experiment to see just what they can get away with, how far medics would comply, and how effectively it could be covered up and any bave whistle-blowers silenced.

      • Fast Eddy says:

        Funny enough … I don’t know a single person who has been hospitalized or died from or with covid .. zero…

        I know quite a few with vax damage… two of my very good mates have permanent heart damage… my ex-neighbour also has heart damage.

    • postkey says:

      “59:08 and and the truth is is that the
      59:10 ventilators
      59:12 every time they breathe for somebody
      59:13 gives what’s called a tidal volume
      59:15 and that title volume is about 10 cc’s
      59:18 per
      59:19 kilogram body weight and
      59:22 we know that you have to set it for half
      59:25 of that
      59:26 or you will stretch the lungs in these
      59:28 patients cause more inflammation
      59:30 and kill them . . .
      not understanding the inflammatory
      59:39 thrombotic response
      59:41 not setting the ventilators properly and
      59:43 you have hundreds of thousands to
      59:45 millions of people that are dead“

  35. Fast Eddy says:

    MAKE THIS GO VIRAL: Why did the CDC hide the V-safe data from the American people for almost 2 years?

    Because it clearly shows that these vaccines are the most dangerous vaccines we’ve ever created, that’s why.


    • I am afraid I am getting worn out from all of this COVID vaccine stuff. Can’t we just give it a rest for a while? One or two truly new vaccine posts in a day would be OK. But I am tired of hearing about all of the folks who died suddenly, or who are suddenly sick.

      • NomadicBeer says:

        Like you Gail, I have family and friends vaccinated. It is tiring to hear about all the SADS and thinking – will my family be next?

        But the point is that they made their choices willingly. Will you refuse to read about tobacco caused cancer because you know someone who smokes?

        I do think that FE is overplaying the deaths. We have not reached yet plague levels – when that happens we won’t need reminders on the internets, we will see it everyday in our families and our communities.

      • Fast Eddy says:

        Enough of the dead and dying – agree

        Unless it’s a really super famous person!!! That will be so delightful that FE’s tourettes will overwhelm him and he’ll hit submit .. HE will try to control it but when the delight is too overwhelming HE has to hit submit or HE might explode!!!

        But that study is different – they knew they were gonna die.. and they covered it up.

        That is a pretty big deal

      • Sam says:


        • Fast Eddy says:

          Doesn’t mean no more chatter about the vaccines… just no posts about specific injuries or deaths (Mark Crispin has that covered for those who enjoy reading about that sort of thing)….

      • Agamemnon says:

        Menachem Begin: never forget.

        Seems more sinister than just plain stupid. But only American founders would be able to combat this . We’re too weak & stupid.

        Peak oil is old boring too & it’s interesting how I don’t mind that covid has hijacked this forum.
        But I’m good with this . I’ll think about those boring days when I’m scrambling for survival.

  36. Fast Eddy says:

    We Now Have Clear Proof the Vaccine is Dangerous and That The CDC Concealed It

    V-Safe’s Data

    V-Safe collected two forms of data, relatively generic responses on the effects of vaccination (this is why it was not suited to detect rare significant side effects of vaccination) and free form responses on complex side effects that were experienced. Presently, only the former has been made available. At some point in the future, the latter will be made available and will likely be able to paint the best picture possible of the severe side effects that the vaccines have created. Nonetheless with the former, there is a lot of extremely concerning data which I believe indicts the COVID-19 vaccines as the most harmful vaccinations in history.

    Of the 10,108,273 users who participated in V-Safe the following was found (you can review the data yourself here, keep in mind there will always be a degree of underreporting that occurs):
    •1,225,867 (12.13%) were unable to perform their normal activities.
    •1,344,330 (13.3%) missed work or school.
    •782,913 (7.7%) required medical care, on average 2.7 times.


    The thing is …

    The people running the show are all powerful – if they are allowing this to come out now — it means that it does not concern them … either it’s too late — or they know that nobody will pay attention even if it was to spread (or if it was spreading they’d kill it)

  37. Agamemnon says:

    I’ll have to read dr Stillwagon. I need a concise outline for argument if someone can help.
    My understanding is mRNA causes some of your body’s cells to produce the spike protein which is then recognized by the immune system that attacks it until it can’t cause disease.
    These cells were supposed to be localized at the injection site but they aren’t.
    So how do cells stop producing the protein? Are the cells killed?
    It just seemed like a stupid idea from the start.
    Like a conventional vax is “weak or dead” but mRNA seems like it creates 2 armies in constant battle.

    • ivanislav says:

      So how do cells stop producing the protein? Are the cells killed?

      Yes, they are killed. That is why uptake in the heart (whose cells cannot divide) and other vital organs is so dangerous.

  38. A significant decline of the standard of living of the poor will be inevitable and encouraged.

    The overshoots are big and significant. The world cannot afford it.

    Back to walking 4 hours a way for a job which lasts 12 hours.

  39. Student says:

    An intersting interview on what could be present in Covid ‘vaccines’ and its consequences.

    Graphene oxide in Covid ‘vaccines’, blood abnormalities, lipid nanoparticles:
    analysis by Dr. Jean-Marc Sabatier


    Dr. Jean-Marc Sabatier here:

    • Fast Eddy says:

      France Soir — We have talked a lot about metallic particles, in particular graphene oxide, do you think this track is serious?

      Jean-Marc Sabatier — Graphene and its derivatives, including graphene oxide, are not described (by the manufacturers and the WHO) as being constituents of the vaccines currently used against SARS-CoV-2 and Covid-19. 19. The presence of such nanomaterials is nevertheless mentioned by many authors and experimenters. It would be very serious if the presence of such compounds were real for reasons of health transparency and vaccine safety (although it is not appropriate to speak of vaccine safety in the context of anti-Covid-19 pseudo-vaccines ).

      Graphene is made of carbon (it is a single-layer sheet of carbon atoms organized in honeycombs). With its derivatives, graphene has exceptional potentialities and physico-chemical properties in terms of lightness, transparency, flexibility, resistance (breaking resistance 100 times greater than that of steel), stability, electrical conduction, magnetism (only in unnatural conditions), potential source of energy (thanks to vibratory movements), and own energy storage (graphene battery). The fields of application of these materials are currently expanding as ultra-sensitive sensors/biosensors, biocatalysts, microchips and others, as well as in nanomedicine (mainly as a gene therapy vector and vaccine platform).

      Is it used experimentally as a vaccine platform in mRNA Covid-19 vaccines? We should know soon, in particular because the courts have been seized in several countries for an in-depth study of the composition of these vaccines. For my part, I have to date no certainty as to the presence or not of graphene or graphene oxide (or other (s) derivative (s) related (s)) in mRNA vaccines, but I I’m not the most knowledgeable person in the business…and there’s rarely smoke without fire.The major problems posed by the presence of carbonaceous nanomaterials of the graphene or derivative type would potentially be a “deleterious” inflammatory reaction with oxidative stress, cell death (by apoptosis, necrosis and/or autophagic dysregulation), direct toxicity on organs (in particular lungs and brain), genotoxicity (DNA alteration which is a source of cancers and/or deficiencies that can be passed on to subsequent generations), as well as biodegradability (catabolism) and its consequences on the body. It is noteworthy that to date, adverse effects of these nanomaterials (for example, graphene oxide) have already been reported on certain cell types (including nerve cells and pulmonary epithelial cells),It appears that the human enzyme myeloperoxidase (MPO) produced by white blood cells (neutrophil granulocytes belonging to innate immunity) is capable of degrading graphene oxide; these immune cells — in charge of eliminating microbes and foreign bodies in the body — are strongly represented in the lungs. Finally, graphene nanoparticles (and its derivatives) appear all the more toxic as their size increases. In the case of an effective presence of graphene oxide, or other related compound in mRNA vaccines (which remains to my knowledge to be formally demonstrated), a rapid elimination by a mechanism of phagocytosis of specialized immune cells is probable.

    • Fast Eddy says:

      What we know:

      – there has never been a successful vaccine for a coronavirus
      – this vaccine was made in less than a year
      – there is evidence that these vaccines existed before Covid existed
      – we were lied to about both safety and efficacy
      – the US military was injected
      – pregnant women were injected
      – healthy people – at near 0 risk from covid were injected
      – covid sufferers were murdered using various drugs
      – any expert challenging the narrative has been blocked
      – anyone trying to use social media to expose injuries and data that challenges the narrative is blocked
      – the stated goal is to inject every single person on the planet multiple times
      – shale oil peaked in 2018 – conventional 2005
      – the global economy was about to collapse in Q4 2019
      – Covid arrived a few months later
      – Lockdowns and masks which were never mentioned in any of the emergency documents for dealing with pandemics – were rolled out (in fact there is documentation that demonstrate that both are useless in containing a pandemic)

      Anyone who does not recognize that there is sinister intent with these injections is a MOREON.

      What the exact purpose of these injections is remains to be seen.

      We cannot rule out that they have failed to achieve the desired purpose.

      • banned says:

        Patience grasshopper patience

        If nothing else locking the planet down then making money like grains of sand and now tightening into a plunging economy ( Same as great D) will yield great results. Not to mention the world conflict possibilities product of eight long years if not decades of preparation now bearing fruit.

        The SADS will probably take full effect in the next generation as you so recently presented evidence for. My self my bet is on 2024 year of the dragon! I am of course the eternal optimist

      • JMS says:

        Their desired purpose can only be to prevent the stampede of the herd when it becomes clear to every bovine that the grass is increasingly thin and the next pasture is not there.
        IOW, to control the herd’s behavior, to induce in the masses a death-accepting quietness.
        In this respect, I can’t help wondering how much progress has been made since the electric mind control experiments of José Manuel Rodríguez Delgado in the 1950s.
        A big question here of course is are THEY able to tranquilizing 7 B bulls with electric signals? And is 5G part of this plan? So many questions, so hazy clues.
        But it’s futile to conjecture about near or distant futures, when our brainy crystal ball is fogged by so many unknows.
        I believe that to watch and ponder and wait is the most we can do now. That and to indulge in all the pleasures of life before is to late.

        • Fast Eddy says:

          That’s been the plan since GFC…. it’s been a pretty good run!

          • JMS says:

            Consider the power of this tool to manipulate behavior, and whether methods have been developed in the intervening sixty years to dispense with electrodes implanted in the brain of the beast you wish to control.
            I feel the elders have some cards up their sleeve, and behaviour control through electric signals may be one of these cards.. That would explain their willingness to inject everyone.

      • Student says:

        In my view what they failed to achieve was to obtain a longer period of time of ‘protection’ (more than 90 days, I mean), before having the vaccinated people who show Covid-19 disease simptoms.
        Actually with this problem of repetitive boosters even some moreon developed some doubts.
        But with all the media, the establishment, institutions, goverments and doctors allied, they are going on repeating the ‘treatment’ without many problems.
        In addition to deaths, permanent disabilities and other pains, having fertility rate widely compromised is a great result anyway for them.
        This result will show its consequences in the coming years.
        Expecially having reached this risult in the most energy per capita consuming part of the world.
        Then, if you add all this with euthanasia pushed also for youngs, changing sex plans, other negative results from other vaccines, we could say that the general fertility rate should really go down soon in the ‘western’ part of the world.

      • Xabier says:

        Everyone getting ‘omicron’ and surviving effectively sank the project, except for the dumbos who think being vaxxed saved them…..

        The majority of the MSM-dependent population are still utterly ignorant of nearly all the above – indisputable – facts, except the ridiculously short development time and the illogical injecting of all age groups.

        Aseem Malhotra’s study of adverse events and call for an end to injection is currently being very efficiently memory-holed to.

        • Fast Eddy says:

          The NIH position + that of the MSM determines what most people think.

          It’s like if Al Gore decided to expose the GW mass psychosis … most Greenies would not wake up — they’d insist Al sold out to the fossil fuel industry.

          It is impossible to turn them MOREONS… without the Ministry of Truth changing the narrative

          They are completely controlled (who needs to chip them!)

  40. Fast Eddy says:

    Coldplay, Alan Jackson and the Avalanches cancel shows; Dave Navarro pulls out of Jane’s Addiction tour; Daniel Barenboim stops performing; Stir’s Andy Schmidt lies helpless in a hospital

    “Why are musicians cancelling their tours?” asks the Financial Times. Their answer: Because “the coronavirus still poses a threat,” and inflation now makes touring too expensive. (WHAT vaccine?)

    Coldplay has announced it is postponing several Brazil shows in its “Music of the Spheres” world tour due to “a serious lung infection” that singer Chris Martin, 45, has contracted.


    VAIDS! is spreading

  41. Fast Eddy says:

    Soon after that, NIH discovered a population of people in the Caroline Islands of the Pacific, who had no incidence of influenza since the 1918 epidemic. These people were completely susceptible to influenza, they thought, so NIH got permission from the State Department to go there and vaccinate the people.

    In October of 1965 they vaccinated some people with influenza type A vaccine, some with influenza type B, and some were not vaccinated at all. In January of 1966, there was an epidemic of influenza B. 60% of the people vaccinated against influenza B came down with influenza B symptoms. 80% of the people not vaccinated got influenza B symptoms.

    That kind of protection against symptoms, 20%, is so low that if the opportunity came to repeat that experiment, the next time it might be 0%, or maybe 40%. In other words, the protection afforded by the use of that vaccine was minimal. In fact, the mass vaccination campaign probably resulted in the epidemic. Why? Because they were injecting the whole virus replicated in embryonic hen’s eggs, chemically deactivating them (supposedly), then injecting them. Dr. Morris found that “Regardless of the potency stated on a bottle’s label, it was impossible to measure the actual strength of the vaccine.”

    https://www.beyondconformity.co.nz/__media_downloads/105248/JALP%20Influenza.pdf?downloadable=1 That statement is still true today.

    When Dr. Morris reported these findings to the responsible officials at NIH, he was told to discontinue all investigative work with flu vaccines, and turn over all data gathered and samples used to his supervisors. When that order was given to him, he immediately began duplicating his records and notebooks, and separated part of the specimens he had gathered on the islands. He turned over the originals, kept the copies and also kept part of the samples. He was then charged with insubordination in 1966. That was the first move to fire him from the investigation of influenza virus vaccines. But he was able to continue his work with colleagues on the campus of NIH. By 1971 there was no directive action taken on informing the public of the limited benefit, if any benefit that they could derive from the use of influenza virus vaccines.


  42. Fast Eddy says:

    Science has known for a long time that these mutations in flu viruses happen so fast that trying to make a shot containing something in it that would make an antibody that would block a mutation they cannot predict is almost impossible. Here’s some interesting history:


    Hmmm… yet it’s possible for Covid … hmmm… oh hang on – the ‘vaccine’ doesn’t stop you from getting Covid… but we were told… hmmm… WTF.

  43. Fast Eddy says:

    The Silent Killers
    Chapter 5: The Immunization Fraud – Do Vaccines Work? – Influenza

    There are four main types of flu viruses, A, B, C, and D. They are completely different and only A, B, and C affect humans. Remember, the only way they can affect you is to get inside of you and into your bloodstream through that epithelial layer of your respiratory tract. Unless, of course, you decide to willingly inject them. The natural way for them to get in is by attaching to receptors on cells of that epithelial layer. Once attachment occurs, there must be a glycosylation or merging between the virus and the cell membrane. How easily this merging happens determines how “contagious” the virus is. The proteins on types A and B that do this merging are very similar, making them highly contagious. The protein on influenza C is different, making it less contagious. The protein on type D is so different that it will not merge with human cells.

    All four of these viruses are constantly transmitting between humans, even D from animals. Type D will not be able to attach to human cells, unless it is “monkeyed with” in the laboratory, called Gain of Function research. Whether or not a person will display symptoms after contacting a virus is determined by the condition of their immune system, not the presence of the virus because it is almost always present.


  44. Fast Eddy says:

    US figures: From 10million jabbed, 770,000 needed medical care


    • Student says:

      If I’m not wrong, it is 7,70%
      An incredible percentage

      • Fast Eddy says:

        I betcha most people do not advertise that they needed medical care…

        It’s like people who buy a Tesla and they never tell you that it was one of the biggest mistakes of their life… they don’t tell you about the astronomical repair bills… the battery range that is way off the spec… running out of juice in the middle of nowhere … the leaks and creaks …

        Why? Cuz they are saving the world – and you want others to join you in saving the world.

        Same with the vax… you don’t want to betray the cause by discussing your side-effects…. heaven forbid you say anything — you would cause injection rejection …

  45. With the defeat of Russia , China will fall in line and the whole world will be a total panopticon, no social mobility forever and every move being watched.

    A fertile ground for Singularity.

    Things were much less egalitarian in 1910. About 4% of all population claimed about 90% of all income in Europe (Don’t know about USA – IRS stats only available from 1920s).

    We are going back to there. As Charles Munger has said,


    End of Worker’s comp. Workplaces injuries WON’T be treated. Total immunity from all corporate crimes. Landlords will be able to kill renters, at will.

    However I am not very convinced that the damages done by the people who should NOT have been included in Civilization over the last 100 years, which includes virtually everyone living in continents named Asia and Africa, could be undone (Japan could be considered as ‘Oceania’) for this purpose). If they had been kept docile and primitive the world would have been much more advanced.

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