2023: Expect a financial crash followed by major energy-related changes

Why is the economy headed for a financial crash? It appears to me that the world economy hit Limits to Growth about 2018 because of a combination of diminishing returns in resource extraction together with rising population. The Covid-19 pandemic and the accompanying financial manipulations hid these problems for a few years, but now, as the world economy tries to reopen, the problems are back with a vengeance.

Figure 1. World primary energy consumption per capita based on BP’s 2022 Statistical Review of World Energy. Same chart shown in post, Today’s Energy Crisis Is Very Different from the Energy Crisis of 2005.

In the period between 1981 and 2022, the economy was lubricated by a combination of ever-rising debt, falling interest rates, and the growing use of Quantitative Easing. These financial manipulations helped to hide the rising cost of fossil fuel extraction after 1970. Even more money supply was added in 2020. Now central bankers are trying to squeeze the excesses out of the system using a combination of higher interest rates and Quantitative Tightening.

After central bankers brought about recessions in the past, the world economy was able to recover by adding more energy supply. However, this time we are dealing with a situation of true depletion; there is no good way to recover by adding more energy supplies to the system. Instead, the only way the world economy can recover, at least partially, is by squeezing some non-essential energy uses out of the system. Hopefully, this can be done in such a way that a substantial part of the world economy can continue to operate in a manner close to that in the past.

One approach to making the economy more efficient in its energy use is by greater regionalization. If countries can start trading almost entirely with nearby neighbors, this will reduce the world’s energy consumption. In parts of the world with plentiful resources and manufacturing capability, the economy can perhaps continue without major changes. Another way of squeezing out excesses might be through the elimination (at least in part) of the trade advantage the US obtains by using the dollar as the world’s reserve currency. In this post, I will also mention a few other ways that non-essential energy consumption might be reduced.

I believe that a financial crash is likely sometime during 2023. After the crash, the system will start squeezing down on the less necessary parts of the economy. While these changes will start in 2023, they will likely take place over a period of years. In this post, I will try to explain what I see happening.

[1] The world economy, in its currently highly leveraged state, cannot withstand both higher interest rates and Quantitative Tightening.

With higher interest rates, the value of bonds falls. With bonds “worth less,” the financial statements of pension plans, insurance companies, banks and others holding those bonds all look worse. More contributions are suddenly needed to fund pension funds. Governments may find themselves needing to bail out many of these organizations.

At the same time, individual borrowers find that debt becomes more expensive to finance. Thus, it becomes more expensive to buy a home, vehicle, or farm. Debt to speculate in the stock market becomes more expensive. With higher debt costs, there is a tendency for asset prices, such as home prices and stock prices, to fall. With this combination (lower asset prices and higher interest rates) debt defaults are likely to become more common.

Quantitative Tightening makes it harder to obtain liquidity to buy goods internationally. This change is more subtle, but it also works in the direction of causing disruptions to financial markets.

Other stresses to the financial system can be expected, as well, in the near term. For example, Biden’s program that allows students to delay payments on their student loans will be ending in the next few months, adding more stress to the system. China has had huge problems with loans to property developers, and these may continue or get worse. Many of the poor countries around the world are asking the IMF to provide debt relief because they cannot afford energy supplies and other materials at today’s prices. Europe is concerned about possible high energy prices.

This is all happening at a time when total debt levels are even higher than they were in 2008. In addition to “regular” debt, the economic system includes trillions of dollars of derivative promises. Based on these considerations alone, a much worse crash than occurred in 2008 seems possible.

[2] The world as a whole is already headed into a major recession. This situation seems likely to get worse in 2023.

The Global Purchasing Managers Index (PMI) has been signaling problems for months. A few bullet points from their site include the following:

  • Service sector output declined in October, registering the worst monthly performance since mid-2020.
  • Manufacturing output meanwhile fell for a third consecutive month, also declining at the steepest rate since June 2020.
  • PMI subindices showed new business contracting at the quickest rate since June 2020, with the weak demand environment continuing to be underpinned by declining worldwide trade.
  • The global manufacturing PMI’s new export orders index has now signaled a reduction in worldwide goods exports for eight straight months.
  • Price inflationary pressures remained solid in October, despite rates of increase in input costs and output charges easing to 19-month lows.

The economic situation in the US doesn’t look as bad as it does for the world as a whole, perhaps because the US dollar has been at a relatively high level. However, a situation with the US doing well and other countries doing poorly is unsustainable. If nothing else, the US needs to be able to buy raw materials and to sell finished goods and services to these other countries. Thus, recession can be expected to spread.

[3] The underlying issue that the world is starting to experience is overshoot and collapse, related to a combination of rising population and diminishing returns with respect to resource extraction.

In a recent post, I explained that the world seems to be reaching the limits of fossil fuel extraction. So-called renewables are not doing much to supplement fossil fuels. As a result, energy consumption per capita seems to have hit a peak in 2018 (Figure 1) and now cannot keep up with population growth without prices that rise to the point of becoming unaffordable for consumers.

The economy, like the human body, is a self-organizing system powered by energy. In physics terminology, both are dissipative structures. We humans can get along for a while with less food (our source of energy), but we will lose weight. Without enough food, we are more likely to catch illnesses. We might even die, if the lack of food is severe enough.

The world economy can perhaps get along with less energy for a while, but it will behave strangely. It needs to cut back, in a way that might be thought of as being analogous to a human losing weight, on a permanent basis. On Figure 1 (above), we can see evidence of two temporary cutbacks. One was in 2009, reflecting the impact of the Great Financial Crisis of 2008-2009. Another related to the changes associated with Covid-19 in 2020.

If energy supply is really reaching extraction limits, and this is causing the recent inflation, there needs to be a permanent way of cutting back energy consumption, relative to the output of the economy. I expect that changes in this direction will start happening about the time of the upcoming financial crash.

[4] A major financial crash in 2023 may adversely affect many people’s ability to buy goods and services.

A financial discontinuity, including major defaults that spread from country to country, is certain to adversely affect banks, insurance companies and pension plans. If problems are widespread, governments may not be able to bail out all these institutions. This, by itself, may make the purchasing of goods and services more difficult. Citizens may find that the funds they thought were in the bank are subject to daily withdrawal limits, or they may find that the value of shares of stock they owned is much lower. As a result of such changes, they will not have the funds to buy the goods they want, even if the goods are available in shops.

Alternatively, citizens may find that their local governments have issued so much money (to try to bail out all these institutions) that there is hyperinflation. In such a case, there may be plenty of money available, but very few goods to buy. As a result, it still may be very difficult to buy the goods a family needs.

[5] Many people believe that oil prices will rise in response to falling production. If the real issue is that the world is reaching extraction limits, the problem may be inadequate demand and falling prices instead.

If people have less to spend following the financial crash, based on the reasoning in Section [4], this could lead to lower demand, and thus lower prices.

It also might be noted that both the 2009 and 2020 dips in consumption (on Figure 1) corresponded to times of low oil prices, not high. Oil companies cut back on production if they find that prices are too low for them to expect to make a profit on new production.

We also know that a major problem as limits are reached is wage disparity. The wealthy use more energy products than poor people, but not in proportion to their higher wealth. The wealthy tend to buy more services, such as health care and education, which are not as energy intensive.

If the poor get too poor, they find that they must cut back on things like meat consumption, housing expenses, and transportation expenses. All these things are energy intensive. If very many poor people cut back on products that indirectly require energy consumption, the prices for oil and other energy products are likely to fall, perhaps below the level required by producers for profitability.

[6] If I am right about low energy prices, especially after a financial discontinuity, we can expect oil, coal, and natural gas production to fall in 2023.

Producers tend to produce less oil, coal and natural gas if prices are too low.

Also, government leaders know that high energy prices (especially oil prices) lead to high food prices and high inflation. If they want to be re-elected, they will do everything in their power to keep energy prices down.

[7] Without enough energy to go around, more conflict can be expected.

Additional conflict can be expected to come in many forms. It can look like local demonstrations by citizens who are unhappy about their wages or other conditions. If wage disparity is a problem, it will be the low-wage workers who will be demonstrating. I understand that demonstrations in Europe have recently been a problem.

Conflict can also take the form of wide differences among political parties, and even within political parties. The difficulty that the US recently encountered electing a Speaker of the House of Representatives is an example of such conflict. Political parties may splinter, making it difficult to form a government and get any business accomplished.

Conflict may also take the form of conflict among countries, such as the conflict between Russia and Ukraine. I expect most wars today will be undeclared wars. With less energy to go around, the emphasis will be on approaches that require less energy. Deception will become important. Destruction of another country’s energy infrastructure, such as pipelines or electricity transmission, may be part of the plan. Another form of deception may involve the use of bioweapons and supposed cures for these bioweapons.

[8] After the discontinuity, the world economy is likely to become more disconnected and more regionally aligned. Russia and China will tend to be aligned. The US seems likely to be another center of influence.

A major use of oil is transporting goods and people around the globe. If there is not enough oil to go around, one way of saving oil is to transport goods over shorter distances. People can talk by telephone or video conferences to save on oil used in long distance transportation. Thus, increased regionalization seems likely to take place.

In fact, the pattern is already beginning. Russia and China have recently been forging long-term alliances centered on providing natural gas supplies to China and on strengthening military ties. Being geographically adjacent is clearly helpful. Furthermore, major US oil companies are now focusing more on developments in the Americas, rather than on big international projects, according to the Wall Street Journal.

Countries that are geographically close to Russia-China may choose to align with them, especially if they have resources or finished products (such as televisions or cars) to sell. Likewise, countries near the US with suitable products to sell may align with the United States.

Countries that are too distant, or that don’t have resources or finished products to sell (goods, rather than services), may largely be left out. For example, European countries that specialize in financial services and tourism may have difficulty finding trading partners. Their economies may shrink more rapidly than those of other countries.

[9] In a regionally aligned world, the US dollar is likely to lose its status as the world’s reserve currency.

With increased regionalization, I would expect that the US dollar’s role as the world’s reserve currency would tend to disappear, perhaps starting as soon as 2023. For example, transactions between Russia and China may begin to take place directly in yuan, without reference to a price in US dollars, and without the need for US funds to allow such transactions to take place.

Transactions within the Americas seem likely to continue taking place using US dollars, especially when they involve the buying and selling of energy-related products.

With the US dollar as the reserve currency, the US has been able to import far more than it exports, year after year. Based on World Bank data, in 2021 the US imported $2.85 trillion of goods (including fossil fuels, but excluding services) and exported $1.76 trillion of goods, leading to a goods-only excess of imports over exports of $1.09 trillion. When exports of services are included, the excess of imports over exports shrinks to “only” $845 billion. It is hard to see how this large a gap can continue. Such a significant difference between imports and exports would tend to shrink if the US were to lose its reserve currency status.

[10] In a disconnected world, manufacturing of all kinds will fall, especially outside of Southeast Asia (including China and India), where a major share of today’s manufacturing is performed.

A huge share of today’s manufacturing capability is now in China and India. If these countries have access to oil from the Middle East and Russia, I expect they will continue to produce goods and services. If there are not enough of these goods to go around, I would expect that they would primarily be exported to other countries within their own geographic region.

The Americas and Europe will be at a disadvantage because they have fewer manufactured goods to sell. (The US, of course, has a significant quantity of food to export.) Starting in the 1980s, the US and Europe moved a large share of their manufacturing to Southeast Asia. Now, when these countries talk about ramping up clean energy production, they find that they are largely without the resources and the processing needed for such clean energy projects.

Figure 2: New York Times chart based on International Energy Agency data. February 22, 2022.

In fact, ramping up “regular” manufacturing production of any type in the US, (for example, local manufacturing of generic pharmaceutical drugs, or manufacturing of steel pipe used in the drilling of oil wells) would not be easy. Most of today’s manufacturing capability is elsewhere. Even if the materials could easily be gathered into one place in the US, it would take time to get factories up and running and to train workers. If some necessary items are lacking, such as particular raw materials or semiconductor chips, transitioning to US manufacturing capability might prove to be impossible in practice.

[11] After a financial discontinuity, “empty shelves” are likely to become increasingly prevalent.

We can expect that the total quantity of goods and services produced worldwide will begin to fall for several reasons. First, regionalized economies cannot access as diverse a set of raw materials as a world economy. This, by itself, will limit the types of goods that an economy can produce. Second, if the total quantity of raw materials used in making the inputs declines over time, the total amount of finished goods and services can be expected to fall. Finally, as mentioned in Section [4], financial problems may cut back on buyers’ ability to purchase goods and services, limiting the number of buyers available for finished products, and thus holding down sales prices.

A major reason empty shelves become can be expected to become more prevalent is because more distant countries will tend to get cut out of the distribution of goods. This is especially the case as the total quantity of goods and services produced falls. A huge share of the manufacturing of goods is now done in China, India, and other countries in Southeast Asia.

If the world economy shifts toward mostly local trade, the US and Europe are likely to find it harder to find new computers and new cell phones since these tend to be manufactured in Southeast Asia. Other goods made in Southeast Asia include furniture and appliances. These, too, may be harder to find. Even replacement car parts may be difficult to find, especially if a car was manufactured in Southeast Asia.

[12] There seem to be many other ways the self-organizing economy could shrink back to make itself a more efficient dissipative structure.

We cannot know in advance exactly how the economy will shrink back its energy consumption, besides regionalization and pushing the US dollar (at least partially) out of being the reserve currency. Some other areas where the physics of the economy might force cutbacks include the following:

  • Vacation travel
  • Banks, insurance companies, pension programs (much less needed)
  • The use of financial leverage of all kinds
  • Governmental programs providing payments to those not actively in the workforce (such as pensions, unemployment insurance, disability payments)
  • Higher education programs (many graduates today cannot get jobs that pay for the high cost of their educations)
  • Extensive healthcare programs, especially for people who have no hope of ever re-entering the workforce

In fact, the population may start to fall because of epidemics, poor health, or even too little food. With fewer people, limited energy supply will go further.

Governments and intergovernmental agencies may start to fail because they cannot get enough tax revenue. Of course, the underlying issue for the lack of tax revenue is likely to be that the businesses within the governed area cannot operate because they cannot obtain enough inexpensive energy resources for operation.

[13] Conclusion.

If the world economy experiences major financial turbulence in 2023, we could be in for a rough ride. In my opinion, a major financial crash seems likely. This is could upset the economy far more seriously than the 2008 crash.

I am certain that some mitigation measures can be implemented. For example, there could be a major push toward trying to make everything that we have today last longer. Materials can be salvaged from structures that are no longer used. And some types of local production can be ramped up.

We can keep our fingers crossed that I am wrong but, with fewer oil and other energy resources available per person, moving goods shorter distances makes sense. Thus, the initial trends we are seeing toward regionalization are likely to continue. The move away from the US dollar as the reserve currency also looks likely to continue. Moreover, if the changes I am talking about don’t occur in 2023, they are likely to begin in 2024 or 2025.

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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3,753 Responses to 2023: Expect a financial crash followed by major energy-related changes

  1. Mirror on the wall says:

    “This is really weird!” Tell me about it….

    His book sounds interesting, and it will be interesting to see what he has spotted and what he has missed.


    Imperial expert says ‘Britain and Britishness’ are collapsing

    THE idea of Britain is “at the end of the road” with successive polls showing support for Scotland leaving the UK “not a normal situation”, according to a leading historian.

    Stuart Ward, professor of British imperial history at The Saxo Institute, University of Copenhagen, also said it was “obvious” that UK Prime Ministers were rejecting another independence referendum because they “don’t trust people to invest their hearts in the Union”.

    And he argued the death of Queen Elizabeth and accession of Charles III will also accelerate the end of Britain.

    The conclusions come in a new book based on 10 years of research and travel spanning places such as the UK, Ireland Australia, Kenya, Zimbabwe and Hong Kong, which aims to place the debate over the break-up of Britain in a wider historical and geographical context.

    Speaking ahead of the publication of Untied Kingdom: A Global History Of The End Of Britain next month, Ward told the Sunday National: “The idea of being British and the unravelling of that idea over the best part of the last 100 years, that is a story that needs a wide-angle lens.

    “I went out to not only try to experience first-hand the historical geography of Britishness but also because the source material for this is so scattered and diverse.

    “I was visiting public libraries, I was visiting manuscript collections, archives and so forth to see if I could pull together a coherent story about why Britishness as a civic idea, as an idea of the people, became unstuck, as a means to contributing to the ongoing discussion about the fate of independent Scotland or otherwise.”

    Ward said he had come to the conclusion that Britain is in its end stages because all political communities need to have an “emotional foundation”.

    He said the idea of Britishness had emerged with the expansion of the empire, but that has been slowly eroding over the decades.

    “It is hard to see how it is going to reconstitute itself in the contemporary United Kingdom,” he said.

    “One of the things that was often levelled at the Better Together campaign in 2014 is that it was criticised for lacking in emotional content – that it went after the fire and brimstone.

    “But it is much more difficult to devise what those emotional arguments are likely to be when the unifying emotional prism has fundamentally cracked.”

    He said polls recording upwards of 50% of people of any community wanting to “be something else” could not be sustained over the long term.

    “I think in the UK people have started to lose a sense of how abnormal that is – every two or three months there is another poll about do you feel more British or English, do you feel more British or Scottish, Welsh,” he said.

    “This has almost become a parlour game without people pausing and saying ‘hang on a moment, this is extraordinary’.

    “I am from Queensland, which is an extremely parochial state – I have never seen a poll asking: ‘do you feel more Queenslandish or Australian?’

    “The questions would be meaningless because the concepts actually fit together.

    “So we have lost a sense of just how abnormal that is, for starters, and we have also lost a sense of how unsustainable it is.”

    He added: “That would apply to a nation-state, that would apply to a yacht club, that would apply to a crochet society – any group or club where half of its members on and off depending on the day say I’d rather be part of a different unit.

    “That does not have longevity on its side, particularly because the numbers have been accelerating over time.”

    Ward said it was the decline of the empire that had marked the rise of a new political force in the shape of the nationalist parties, including the SNP and Plaid Cymru.

  2. ivanislav says:

    They are just absolutely totally f’ing with us now. From the CDC website itself:


    “More than 666 million doses of COVID-19 vaccine have been given in the United States from December 14, 2020, through January 11, 2023.”

    That is on their website *right now*.

    • Lot of “safe and effective” words at that site. Adverse side effects are “rare.”

    • D. Stevens says:

      666 is not enough because I just learned two acquaintances are terribly ill with C19 and I know they’re vaccinated but I’m not sure how many boosters. They might have stopped after the 1st booster when everyone really should be staying up to date. It makes me sad that people think C19 is over. It’s not over. There’s more energy austerity… no sorry.. I mean restrictions, coming for us thanks to the antivaxxers who only got 3 shots.

    • Retired Librarian says:

      For people who aren’t Bible oriented, 666 is the number associated with the Mark of the Beast and Biblical End Times prophecy. To use the ‘666’ number on a .gov website does seem a blatent mockery.

      • Interesting point! The site could have said “more than 650 million doses” with very similar meaning.

      • Mike Roberts says:

        Hardly. It’s just a number. Numbers get used in all sorts of books, documents, papers and walls. If someone wants to assign some meaning to it other that its intended meaning in context, that is up to them.

        • Replenish says:

          Thanks for sharing.

        • Wet My Beak says:

          Wrong. The number 666 is not just a number. It is the earthly window of The Beast who will bring darkness for all time to this world.

          The number was not assigned by ‘someone’ but by God. Unbelievers will be the first to perish.

          What do we know about The Beast?

          1. It’s not jacinta ahern
          2. It’s male
          3. It’s jewish (this fact may be hidden)
          4. It carries the mark 666 somewhere on its body
          5. Most likely it is in New York now

      • Fast Eddy says:

        Humans are the Devil. Seriously

    • Mirror on the wall says:

      Likely the figure is between 666 and 667 million doses.

      They are hardly going to go out of their way to avoid the 666 number, as they are not completely barking?

      • Student says:

        This thread is frightening.
        Thanks for all this information.

        At this point, with all the information and studies appeared, the way of insisting so much on ‘stay up to date with doses’, it really appears as a deliberate plan to kill.
        The reference to the number is maybe a sign from the person who filled that news either to warn people (being not in the position of warning freely) or an intention to joy of the evil.
        No one would to put that number as a rough figure, but it would have been used to indicate a precise figure.

        So it is an indication of something.

  3. Fast Eddy says:

    Think .. monkey sounds

    Lots of CovIDIOT carcasses!!!

    Aggregated across Europe (see above), deaths for week 52, the last week when complete data is available, are at 35% above normal.

    Excess mortality in Germany in December is 36% above the 2018-2019 average.



  4. Fast Eddy says:

    If I knew this person I’d have dinner with them and fill them in on UEP …. this scenario is not possible – it’s ridiculous https://i.redd.it/1ri4384rohda1.png

  5. Ed says:

    Which way forward?
    1) the vax was a wonderful success and now we can get back to normal
    2) some mistakes were made but now we can get back to normal
    3) the iron fist of national fascism comes out and things are more nervous more controlled more limited

    My guess is number three.

    • banned says:

      There is also 4

      The truth about the injections comes forward and people are held accountable in a legal and civilized manner.

      OK sci fi.

      I dont know all those are reasonable outcomes. It seems right on the edge. Everyone knows but most dont want to know more. Booster participation is what 10%? If what we are told is true the majority have been injected. That majority does not want to suddenly become what the uninjected were -lepers. You would think the injected would be the most keen to learn the truth but in my experience the opposite is true. Nothing they can do about it now. The back to normal and dont want to know social aspect can not be denied.

      Regardless of the degree of deception and tyranny it seems clear to me they intend to proceed. The next phase is MRNA substances that are perported to prevent cancer. The health emergency has been renewed and i think thats essential to continue the grandfathering the DOD OTA contract process/complete deregulation. I think thats the most important thing for “them”. In the USA i think #1 is the most likely. 10% of the population is still a hell of a experiment. If they can bait 10% of the population into injecting the next gen MRNA substances they still get their data and results. THis is a long term project. Now there is MRNA and liquid nanoparticles in the flu shots. Its like milk dont you see? Everthing goes good with milk. They can change the flu shots at will without disclosure under a health emergency. And sooner than later some states are going to add the ??MRNA?? substance?? to their child vaccination. The experiment data will continue to roll in. They can rollout their changes under the health emergency with no disclosure. Its still “the vaccine”. The benefits of the new MRNA substances will be lauded. Theres no reason to go midevil on peoples asses. The frog is in the pot and not going anywhere. What we do know is this. They are still injecting people and show no signs of ceasing. The sudden deaths are the price of “back to normal”. Puzzling. Yes puzzling that. Because if it wasnt puzzling we wouldnt be back to normal. And everybody wants that. Including me.

  6. lurker says:

    Massive protest in London for those #vaccine injured or killed. Families demand answers from those who told them these clot shots were safe and effective


  7. Vern Baker says:

    Did Rickards work on Socrates along with Martin Armstrong? I thought it was Armstrong’s creation exclusively.

    • Hubbs says:

      Oops. You’re correct. It was Martin Armstrong who was imprisoned and developed Socrates. But I am suspicious of both. Rickards is a salesman but I am more wary of Armstrong. Sorry for the mix up and thanks for the correction. Senility and forgetfulness is a bitch.

      • Rodster says:

        Armstrong’s forecasts are pretty much on the money which are based on Socrates. He has world governments and central banks who depend on his forecasts

    • Rodster says:

      No, Martin Armstrong is the sole creator and owner of Socrates. He owns the source code and was imprisoned because he would not hand it over to the government. He almost died in prison. They wanted to kill him but according to him a Supreme Court Justice and I believe it was Ruth Bader Ginsberg who intervened on his behalf which resulted in his release.

    • moss says:

      “For the desire of getting wealth causes all wars, and we are compelled to desire wealth by the body, being slaves to its culture; therefore we have no desire for philosophy, from all these reasons”
      Socrates (Plato; Phaedo)

      thanks to commentator’s reflection here whether it could not be that instead it is we the slave force to grain crops, culturing them as we do rather than being hunter gatherer philosophers …

      Aren’t both Rickards and Armstrong loud voiced of the goldbug conspiracy claque? The scripting on Armstrong webpages and even attaching to images is very ugly and utterly unnecessary, in my ignorant view, but he certainly does have a very colourful past. Rickards seems to gather some mythical cred from 1998 and LTCM that has been mined since 2008, and he’s hanging with Bill Bonner these days.

  8. Hubbs says:

    I watched Nate Hagen’s podcast featuring Art Berman after being referenced by Ivanislov et al here on OFW. No sooner I had finished watching it, Steve St Angelo of http://www.srsroccoreport.com reviewed it on his site which is behind a paywall.

    I was intrigued why Steve has been blocked (on Twitter) by both Berman and Jim Rickards.

    Although Steve may appear to be a little “irritating” in his rebuttals to some, I think his comments are well worthy of consideration. It appears Berman may still be beholden to big oil as their geologist and limited in his ability to speak freely. Jim Rickards is a salesman. Although he has many plausible good points, I do not trust him as he exploits his past associations with the CIA and his almighty Socrates “Predictive programming” computer software program which was so valuable the US government tried to get its hands on it and Rickards reportedly served prison time because he resisted. Kind of like Cliff High’s predictive linguistics, except predictions have so far been wrong- at least on the timing which admittedly is almost an impossibility to get right with all the known and unknown variables.

    • Rodster says:

      You may have mistaken Rickards for Martin Armstrong. Martin Armstrong developed Socrates and spent time in jail for refusing to turn over his source code to the government. https://www.armstrongeconomics.com/socrates/

      • Hubbs says:

        Thanks for the correction. I don’t know why I confuse the two, but Rickards blocked Steve St Angelo on his Twitter site (I don’t use Twitter) and it as Martin Armstrong, NOT Jim Rickards , who served jail time for resisting the govt’s quest.
        to access his computer Socrates program. Still, when I hear how people like Michael Pinto and Cliff High tout their computer models or predictive linguistics, I get very suspicious. Even these almighty hedge funds and algos get it wrong. The only reason they still stay in business is because they can effectively get bailed out or simply create a new hedge fund.

        BTW, how is Chelsea Clinton’ s husband’s hedge fund doing these days. I know a lot of “investors” ponied up some dough for his hedge fund after he and Chelsea got married and panhandled for start up capital. Last I heard it had bombed. So where are they now?

        • Rodster says:

          No problem. You probably confused the two because Jim Rickards was also a consultant for the government just like Martin Armstrong. Rickards claim to fame was wargaming the collapse of the dollar followed by the economy.

    • I still haven’t listened to the video, but I did look at the presentation.

      “Barrels of oil” are terribly important to one group of people, including Art Berman. If the quality of these barrels of oil is going downhill, it is a big problem for Art. Peak oilers were focused exclusively on “oil.”

      I have been more interested in “total energy per capita.” Energy is converted to joules or some quantity of energy, rather than a volume (like barrels of oil). So, the lower quality is considered within the measure. I have been looking on a world basis, so whether the US gets a bigger count because of its “cracking” and refining doesn’t matter to me.

      Anyhow, the issues he is talking about aren’t very important, as I see it. Cracking the heavy oil gives us much-needed diesel. The counting is a little strange, but so what?

      • Hubbs says:

        I guess I am confused. It is my understanding from Steve StAngelo, Berman, and Hagen’s work ( I have forgotten my organic chemistry from fifty years ago) that extracting diesel from crude is more or less a one way conversion. It takes the gold standard Texas Crude or Ghawar oil to distill the essential high energy density diesel and you can not create it economically by combining lighter carbon chains or mixing heavy tar sands from Alberta with light tight US shale. So when you run low on prime crude and distillates, you also are running out of diesel, the essential fuel for trains, trucks, ships, wells, etc. upon which our IC depends. Lighter grades of oil can be used for gasoline for autos, even ethanol, and finally ethane for “plastic baggies” and purses, toys, and less “essentials” .

        It sounds like to me that they should not be giving us combined numbers but instead the one that really matters most. How much diesel fuel is being produced from all sources in both the US and the world.

        The lighter and less energy dense oil is not as essential.

        • Countries don’t just give the combined numbers. They give quite a bit of detail. For example:


          Also, crude oil +condensate is listed separately from natural gas liquids, biofuels, and “refinery gain.”

          I would agree that light grades of oil are in some ways worth less than “regular” crude, because you cannot go from short chains to longer chains, in an economic way. The US now has a problem with its wells in shale formations producing too much natural gas and oil with very short chain molecules.

          Heavy grades, such as oil sands from Canada and the heavy stuff from Venezuela and many places around the world has very long chains. It can be cracked into shorter chains, producing diesel and gasoline. Every type of oil is a mix of different length chains. Refineries are set up to handle a specific mix (or range of mixes).

          We have been exporting our light crude oil and importing heavier grades, so as to give refineries in different parts of the world the mix they would like.

    • Fast Eddy says:

      Never trust a Friar Tuck hair cut

        • reante says:

          Appreciate that, V. I believe that’s just little eddy deep in the closet with another cry for help.

          Odd little mistake at about the 2:50 mark when the narrator says that bacteria can’t produce toxins in living organisms. They can of course because when anaerobes eat dead tissues within living organisms they produce toxic metabolites, alcohols and esters. Of course, them not doing so would be worse. They even do this in our colon as with the ‘dry drunk’ phenomenon in which the excessive grain-eater can amass compacted starches that are anaerobic breeding grounds for some candidae families of facultative anaerobes, and in digesting the mash they release toxic alcoholic metabolites that are then absorbed into the bloodstream resulting in habitual psychological highs and subconscious chemical dependency.

          Immediately on the heels of that mistake it was good to hear the ‘oxygen argument.’ I’m the only person I know who’s been making that basic ecological argument, at least as of however many months ago it was when I checked out of that mainstream terrain subculture. It’s by far the most potent argument WRT microbes imo. Hell, it’s the root argument. Cowan’s ‘firefighters putting out the fire analogy’ just stems from the root argument. I don’t know what his problem is in not framing it in formal ecological terms relating to fundamental ecological niches.

          • Fast Eddy says:

            Yes of course there is no such thing as a virus… illness is your body getting stronger… it’s a purging of toxins… like a carrot juice detox!

            Illness is Health

            War is Peace

            norm is a Genius

            1+1 = 14

        • Fast Eddy says:

          hahahahaha… as we can see from this .. Mark nailed it

          How many millions of indians died in the Americas after the Spanish brought over small pox? Duh


      • JMS says:

        LOL. FE, you’re losing it. How can you waste a minute on guys like these Chudovs, Kirschs etc, who even miles away reek of controlled opposition?

        You usually say that when facts change your opinion changes, but in relation to the pandemic narrative, your opinion crystallized in mid-2020 and since then the avenue of inquiry has closed for you, refusing to consider theories that do not support the one in which you have already invested too much. I don’t get why you don’t give your countrywoman Sam Bailey a chance to enlighten you. You’re losing your world famous openness to consider alternative theories, IOW you’re being normiliezed.

        • Fast Eddy says:

          The logic says… there is something that spreads disease… call it whatever you want but my experience says that is fact.

          Disease is not ‘the body healing’ and anyone who believes that is mentally ill.

  9. Agamemnon says:

    I’m reading this:
    Bread and Wine is an anti-fascist and anti-Stalinist novel written by Ignazio Silone.
    There’s a reference to this:

    took 11 years and involved 30,000 slaves.
    19,000 prisoners selected to fight to the death in the naval battle.

    Even then they spent massively for new agriculture.Hard to imagine that life but now with what we see in the possible future…?? I always thought the future was awesome

  10. Mirror on the wall says:

    This public intervention will be welcomed by some in Ireland, and awkward for others. It is inevitable that the Catholic Church will support the refugees and other migrants. Anyone who is familiar with contemporary intuitional Christianity would expect that, and all of the mainstream churches take the same view. If anything, it is surprising that the RCC in Ireland has not been more outspoken.

    There is much in the Gospels that is very easily marshalled to that position. Whether the churches always took that view is another matter, but they certainly do these days. Pope Francis has been very outspoken on this matter on a number of occasions. It is unusual for Catholics to be threatened with the loss of their ‘soul’ these days, and to be fair the priest does not quite do that, but his use of language is suggestive.

    Ireland has seen about 100,000 refugees enter the state in the past year, mainly about 80,000 UKR refugees. It has a housing situation, and the population has passed 5 million for the first time since the mid-19th century. It is in the Schengen zone, and EU migrants move to work there. The state has not kept up with the need for housing, which has risen in price, and housing was already a big political issue.

    So the UKR war is complicating the housing situation in Ireland. The state is very supportive of UKR, and welcoming of refugees, but it would be in a better position to do that if it had not neglected the housing situation in the first place. Housing was bound to be a major issue at the next general election anyway, and this has increased political pressure around that issue.

    Everyone was saying that housing needs to be done, and the government is letting Ireland down. Other states also tend to neglect housing, and houses get divided into flats, and prices and rents go up, and it is difficult for youngsters to get onto the ladder. It can also lead to later marriages, fewer kids, more single people. States seem to take an attitude of ‘too bad’, we will cope so you had better too. More need to be done.


    ‘SHAMEFUL’ | Priest says Irish people protesting refugees is like ‘Black Americans supporting slavery’

    Fr Sean McManus said that Irish people who reject the idea of immigration are denying their “own experience and history”.

    A Catholic priest based in America has said that Irish people protesting against asylum seekers is no different to “Black Americans supporting slavery”.
    Fr Sean Mc Manus, who was born in Co Fermanagh but now lives in the US, was responding to an Irish Times article about far-right groups and the spread of anti-immigration ideologies following a slew of protests over the housing of refugees across Dublin and other towns.

    He said that Irish people who reject the idea of immigration are denying their “own experience and history” coming from a country that has seen millions of its natives move abroad.

    “Mother of God!—Who, by the way, gave birth to Jesus Christ in a stable because there was no room in the inn—how could this be happening in Ireland?” the priest wrote.

    “Irish people in Ireland—or America or any place in the world—opposing immigrants would appallingly be like Black Americans supporting slavery; or Jewish-Americans supporting historic, worldwide anti-Semitism. In other words, a total betrayal of their own experience and history, indeed, the denial of their very soul.

    Fr McManus said the “far right Irish ‘patriotism’” mentioned in the Irish Times’ article “flagrantly and shamefully renounces not only the Gospel-based social justice teaching of the Catholic Church on the rights of immigrants, but also the basic human decency, humanity, and solidarity of people of no faith but of goodwill.”

    “‘Love of neighbor’—and, therefore, love of God—means doing social justice for all God’s daughters and sons on this earth,” he continued, before adding that racism disguised as “Irish patriotism” is inspired by the likes of Oliver Cromwell and Margaret Thatcher rather than Wolfe Tone, James Connolly, and Padraig Pearse.

    It comes after Junior Minister Joe O’Brien said protests against asylum seekers “won’t work” and will not change Government policy.

    He told Newstalk listeners that gardaí are “monitoring people who are trying to mobilise and spread hate and spread racism”.

    “It is tricky to give them all one message except to say that what you did won’t work and what you’re calling for won’t happen,” he said.

    “Some of you will have legitimate gripes; you may be legitimately angry about other things that have nothing to do with the people living in the buildings that you are protesting outside but there are better and more productive ways to bring your dissatisfaction through the political system as well”.

    • Ed says:

      It is not the place of the state to build houses. If someone needs a house let them build it.

      • Mirror on the wall says:

        It is not a dogma fest is it? If the society democratically agrees that the state does have the role to build houses then it does. People still end up paying for them one way or another, generally through mortgages, they do not just personally ‘build them’ in modern societies.

        Humans make state roles up, they do not pre-exist human decisions, so there is no point in playing imaginary word games about a non-existent political ‘truth’. Societies do what works for them, and that is what they need to do. If the private sector is not working then the state needs to man up and step in.

        Ireland has the fastest GDP growth that it has ever had, so taxes need to be used in investment in social infrastructure. Businesses are doing well in Ireland, and citizens need to do well too. USA has the greatest social inequality in the world, so no one is really looking to follow that model or to imitate USA cities.

        • Ed says:

          The ruling class does what works for it. The closest to a society I see is China and Japan(?). Certainly not the controlled states of Ireland nor England.

          You argue for “you will own nothing and rent from the owning class”.

        • Withnail says:

          Ireland has the fastest GDP growth that it has ever had, so taxes need to be used in investment in social infrastructure.

          How can that be possible when Ireland imports all its energy and doesn’t have any notable industries?

    • drb753 says:

      Church will be churching. Bergoglio does the same at a more central location, you cn not expect anything different in Ireland. US catholics are against illegal immigration but those are the few catholics who have kept their wits. In europe, no.

      • Ed says:

        If the Catholic church wants immigration, let the Catholic church pay for it. Pay to support the immigrates for life and their kids and grand kids, … forever.

        • Mirror on the wall says:

          Unemployment is not really a problem in Ireland. The economy and the labour force are expanding really fast, and living standards are increasing faster than ever before. Whatever situation you think that you are describing, it is not the situation in Ireland. The problem is more one of the need for rapid house building. USA is entirely built on immigration, so I am not sure what you are trying to say there.

        • The immigrants in the US are really hard working folks. They are very likely to be employed.

  11. Dennis L. says:

    More Campbell, seems too many people are dying than are supposed to die. It seems we are losing the demographic which supports society with its labor and efforts.


    Campbell is distressed over how this is being handled by the powers that be.

    Note, there is actuarial data presented, some life insurance companies are seeing stress.

    Dennis L.

    • Sam says:

      The frustration with Cambell is that I had friends that were on the fence but when he was pushing the vax they decided to get the shot even though I tried to convince them otherwise 😣

      • Xabier says:

        Yes, that was awful: all the people who left comments then such as ‘Thank you Dr Campbell, I was hesitating, but you’ve encouraged me to feel OK about vaccination!’

      • drb753 says:

        There was no doubt from the get go that he was bought and paid for. Heavily promoted by youtube. Now he wants his cake and eat it too. good bait for those who think of themselves as intelligent.

        • Mike Roberts says:

          He just can’t win. He seems to have based his opinions on the data that was available to him. Vilified by those who were always against the vaccines. Now he’s modified his stance based on the data now available to him but he is still vilified by some of the same people. At least there are those who appreciate that he has integrity by going with the data wherever it leads.

          • Wet My Beak says:

            Forget the data. Science is a scam. Use your intuition (if it has not been educated out of you).

          • drb753 says:

            whether you convince folks to get jabbed a’ la Fauci, out of a black heart, or a’ la Campbell, a 60+ half grown child who likes to talk about science, the result is the same. we need to lose these guys.

      • Hubbs says:

        I remember when Campbell’s YouTube “instructional course lectures” came out at the start of the scamdemic. Took me about 10 minutes to realize this guy was a bumbling buffoon at best. Never watched him since. At least I was right about something. He has carried a lot of water for big pharma and CDC.

        • Kowalainen says:

          How is it that raging narcissists do so well on YT? Yes, just imagine licking up all the attention. Do you think you could stand him for more than 10 minutes IRL? I doubt it.

          Campbell’s just another dolt parroting that which whatever enters the blur or his myopia of ordinary I’m the guise of ‘science’, or whatever dogma of the day that causes him to salivate.

          Millions, if not billions, billions, of these,

    • This is UK data, since Campbell lives in the UK.

      Perhaps this kind of data will start to get people thinking. I don’t know. The high number of deaths early are the older ages “cleared out” people in the worst health, so it isn’t entirely unexpected that their number of excess deaths is down.

  12. Herbie Ficklestein. says:

    Russell Brand nails it …
    The Twitter Files revealed the level of the Deep State’s influence on social media companies to curate our reality. When it comes to our view of Covid, it seems, they would do whatever it takes, even removing “often true content”. This has gone NEXT LEVEL.
    #pandemic #covid #twitter #vaccine

    784,343 views · 3 days ago#twitter #covid #vaccine Russell Brand


    2 days ago
    After studying I started to work at pharmaceutical companies as a simple clinical trial assistant. Looking at my colleagues (including managers) I saw that what drove them to do that work was money, career, lease car, etc. The health of their fellow human beings was surely not in their top 5. That was not the world I wanted to be working in, so I left. But it gave me the insight of knowing that pharma is ALL ABOUT THE MONEY AND NOT YOUR HEALTH.
    Shocked, I am, the funny thing is the word is still not being heard…

    • This is a sad state of affairs. Pharmaceutical companies and the people they employ are very much concerned about money. There are many others, as well.

      Universities are finding that many of those earning a degree cannot earn enough money after graduation repay their educational loans. Also, fewer people are choosing to go to the university. They need to take less qualified student and to graduate an unreasonably high percentage of them to get enough funds to cover their overhead expenses. They don’t have enough money to pay the faculty, so many of them find their wages are way too low.

      • Dennis L. says:


        You are up close to higher education, my observation locally is administration has expanded, many courses are no longer offered in class so less maintenance.


        Dennis L

        • Also, fewer classrooms needed. Less need for students to come to class for the session. For part-time students living off campus, this can be a big way to save time and commuting expense.

  13. Nope.avi says:

    Stage 5 sounds terminal.

  14. Tim Groves says:

    Noah Carl writes about Emmanuel Todd:

    Now at the age of 71, Todd doesn’t seem to mind ruffling feathers – as his remarks in a recent interview with Swiss magazine Weltwoche make clear. “I’ll give you the first interview because you write in German,” he begins by saying. “This war is about Germany.”

    About Germany? What does he mean? Todd explains:

    The financial crisis of 2008 made it clear that with reunification Germany became the leading power in Europe and thus also a rival of the USA. Until 1989 it was politically a dwarf. Now Berlin showed its willingness to get involved with the Russians. Combating this rapprochement became a priority of American strategy. The United States had always made it clear that they wanted to torpedo the gas agreement. The expansion of NATO in Eastern Europe was not primarily directed against Russia, but against Germany.

    Asked who sabotaged the Nord Stream pipelines, Todd replies, “Of course the Americans. But that is completely unimportant. It is normal.” The important question is, “How can a society believe that it could have been the Russians?”

    “We are dealing here with an inversion of possible reality,” says Todd. “The newspapers tell us how the Russians are shooting at prisons they have occupied. That they shoot at nuclear power plants that they control locally. That they blow up pipelines that they built themselves.”


    • Interesting! This historian correctly has figured out that Germany’s role is greater than what most people think. Also, the US is not really a “friend” of Germany. I hadn’t thought about “The expansion of NATO in Eastern Europe was not primarily directed against Russia, but against Germany.”

      The big thing that East Germany gave West Germany was coal that could be mined. Also, access to less expensive labor. Thus, its reunification was important.

    • Dennis L. says:

      Thanks, different point of view.

      Dennis L.

    • davidinamonthorayearoradecade says:

      this is some good stuff from Todd.

      last week he was in the news for saying that WW3 has already begun, which didn’t hit home the way this take on Germany does.

  15. Minority of One says:

    The propaganda from today’s Sunday Times (UK) is quite something. For the last few months Colonel Douglas Macgregor has been saying the death rate for Ukrainian soldiers is about 5-7 times that for Russian soldiers. I am pretty sure current estimates are 7 dead Ukrainian soldiers for each dead Russian soldier.

    Today’s Sunday Times main headline implies exactly the opposite:
    “It’s like the First World War… if we kill them, they’re just replaced
    As Ukraine fights from trenches, waves of Russian troops are routinely sent over the top to their deaths”

    BBC News – Today’s Newspaper Headlines

    The first few lines of text are available at the Sunday Times website, the rest behind a paywall, but it looks as though they have written an article based on reality then switched all references to ‘Russian’ and ‘Ukrainian’. The MSM trying to justify all the arms and other resources we are sending to Ukraine?

    Watched a video yesterday that said the main language Russian soldiers are now hearing over the comms at parts of the front line is now Polish (propaganda? – maybe). Col Douglas Macgregor mentioned a few weeks ago that there were at least 10,000 Polish troops in Ukraine.

    • MG says:

      “I am pretty sure current estimates are 7 dead Ukrainian soldiers for each dead Russian soldier.” – have you counted them?

      • Minority of One says:

        Col Douglas MacGregor may well have. He has the appropriate connections.

        • Xabier says:

          Russian generals were notoriously cavalier with lives in WW2, sending huge, deep, waves against the Krauts, but I very much doubt they would be fighting like that now.

          Moreover, Putin can’t want lots of body-bags. It doesn’t make sense either politically or militarily.

          The propaganda is meant to reinforce age-old propaganda stereotypes: Putin is insane, ordinary Russians just dumb, Russia has run out of artillery and missiles and so resorts human waves….. embarrassing really.

          As for the exact ratios, who knows?

          The subliminal message is that Russians are primitive, even sub-human. Raw muscle against the civilised West, waves of Slav monkey-men just itching to invade Western Europe and climb the Eiffel tower in Paris , gibbering.

          Worth noting that when Russian troops did get to Paris in 1814, they were the best-behaved, along with the British; the Germans were the worst. In 1945 of course they committed many atrocities, which was tit for tat after the Nazi extermination war against Russia.

          The propaganda is trying to tap in to old stereotypes, in this case the ‘Bolshevik Savage’ of the 1920’s ad the Stalinist one of 1945.

    • ivanislav says:

      It is very strange, but projection and inversion is very systematic and widespread. I’m not sure what the doctrine’s origin is, but it’s ubiquitous. A few examples:

      * inversion of kill ratios and “out-of-weapons” declarations
      * inversion of who is firing at the nuclear plant
      * inversion of culpability in the Nordstream demolitions
      * inversion of culpability in the Bucha massacre, which only occurred once Ukronazi troops returned
      * the Trump-Russia hoax – it was actually Hillary who had real dealings with Russia, enabling Rosatom to take control of Uranium One

  16. Student says:

    (Jerusalem Post)

    ”Brazil, Argentina set to announce a joint currency – report
    The plan will focus on how a new currency which Brazil suggests calling the “sur” (south) could boost regional trade and reduce reliance on the US dollar.”


    If I’m not wrong Gail said that trade could probably go on among some States which trust each other…

  17. Fast Eddy says:

    Atlanta https://t.me/TommyRobinsonNews/44210



    MOREONS don’t like when you take from them https://t.me/downtherabbitholewegofolks/62694

    Quite odd to work on a vaccine for a virus that did not yet exist https://t.me/downtherabbitholewegofolks/62696

    Geeta – OMG https://t.me/downtherabbitholewegofolks/62708

    So Hydroxychloroquine allows viruses to attack cancer cells while leaving healthy cells, healthy. Seems like information the public deserves to know and makes you wonder why they tried to obscure this data in the study. Certainly would be bad for the cancer industry’s bu$ine$$


    • Regarding the Atlanta situation, the Atlanta Journal Constitution is reporting:

      Mayor, police chief: Atlanta ‘will not tolerate’ violent protests

      What started as a peaceful protest at Underground Atlanta on Saturday evening apparently turned violent when marchers headed downtown, with a police car afire and business windows broken.

      At a news conference Saturday night, Atlanta Police Chief Darin Schierbaum said they arrested six people who “chose to take the First Amendment as a shield of illegal activity, and we stopped the protesters that were acting illegally.”

      Earlier in the night, Atlanta police told The Atlanta Journal-Constitution that a group of people were damaging property at several locations along Peachtree Street. At the news conference, Schierbaum said no one was injured, and that three buildings and one police car were damaged.

      “It doesn’t take a rocket scientist or an attorney to tell you that breaking windows and setting fires is not protests. That is terrorism,” Schierbaum said. “And they will be charged accordingly.”

      I think the more important story is the one about the Moderna CEO admitting that it was working on a vaccine very early.

      • Xabier says:

        Quite so, Gail.

        Moderna also admitted the existence of ‘shedding’ in 2021, the exacerbation of existing conditions and cancer acceleration in 2023; and Albert Bourla of Pfizer admitted on Jan 20, 2022, that ‘we do not have the safety profile we would have expected with this technology’! (but get another shot, go on, it’ll work this time , I promise).

        Really important stories – condemned out of their own mouths – just buried.

      • Dennis L. says:

        Our social fabric is tearing. Man needs a simple set of rules, guardrails if you like, with which to live his life. He needs a weekly reminder apart from the “real” world to give him hope, some music to uplift(direct opposite to Lady Gaga’s “Bad Romance”, google the lyrics, trash), and some fellowship with friends and strangers.

        Current humanism is not working for most. Consumerism seems to me a way to move energy through the system faster; buy stuff you don’t need and the then rent storages spaces with what is needed most put at the extreme back and on the floor underneath all the rest of the stuff one can’t live without.

        I came from the wrong side of the tracks but had a solid social structure, I am grateful.

        Dennis L.

      • Fast Eddy says:

        The had a crystal ball I guess…

  18. MG says:

    Today, I have watched a short documentary about a Czech man who works with the homeless people in a town in the Czech Republic.

    He told that the first homeless in the 90s, after the collapse of the Soviet bloc, were the males, later also women. Finally, also the homeless from the minority Roma community, who used to live together in the low standards, came. He remembers that this Roma male said that he is Jesus Christ.

    This is the way how the society disintegrates, unable to care for the sick and the elderly, for those who have become the victims of the greedy society, family or partners or of the accelerating dehumanization and robotization.

    • Xabier says:

      Except for the sick and disabled, the ‘disposessed’ in the past became bandits and outlaws, infesting forests and mountains, raiding villages and murdering travellers and merchants.

      In other words, they fought back.

  19. moss says:

    Real cracks in the dam concrete

    Pakistan has agreed from March 2023 to pay Russia for energy in the currencies of “friendly countries”
    Looks like someone has flipped the cabinet to the dark side
    couldn’t be IMF niggardliness? nah …

  20. Tim Groves says:

    Elon told Scott Adams on Twitter yesterday: “I had major side effects from my second booster shot. Felt like I was dying for several days. Hopefully, no permanent damage, but I dunno.”

    Today, Scott, who also claims major side effects from his jabs, came out and conceded, tongue in cheek, that people who resisted the jab have done better than those who didn’t: “I’m gonna tell you that the anti-vaxxers appear to be right—anybody who did not get vaccinated, got a little Omicron, or maybe even a worse one but recovered, now you’ve got natural immunity and you’ve got no vaccination in you—can we all agree that that was the winning path?”


    • lurker says:

      i think the interesting thing about this is, why is it being admitted that gene therapy = bad, now? malhotra was on the BBC the same day that Reuters published an article suggesting gene therapy = bad, so this is all about prepping a new narrative, perhaps. some interesting thoughts on what’s going on:


      if miri is correct, the pattern she sees – new jails being opened ready for the “antivaxxers” who attend the coming protests – would be seen in other countries than the UK, too. i wonder if anyone here is aware of major new prisons being opened in their countries over the past year or 2.

      (i should add that i’m pretty sure that off-guardian itself is a limited hangout, so using a VPN there isn’t a terrible idea)

      • lurker says:

        someone predicted the change of narrative back in late 2021 after talking to some unnamed billionaire in Queenstown, NZ? one for the speediest of Edwards, perhaps:


        • This link tells about groups turning on governments and scientists who betrayed them and killing them off. After this, a world government is formed.

          I can almost believe the first part of this: People correctly being angered by their scientists and leaders who talked them into taking a vaccine that didn’t work. In fact, it tended to harm people instead. But it is hard to believe that there could ever be a world government in a world with less and less energy consumption per capita. We are moving toward less connections, not more.

          • tee says:

            perhaps that will be the thing that saves us in the end, gail. reminds me of this:


          • reante says:

            They can’t further centralize government from here, because globalization is already one world under global fascist governance, but what they can do is play extend and pretend global governance for a while during collapse. That’s what the national socialist HTOE is all about, extending globalist coordination by other means. Before global fascism collapses the get all the national socialist leaders lined up and ready to step into the fray. And there you have it: a structural decentralization and simplification into nationalisms that require fewer resources but who are still operating together under a global logic of its peak civilization parent organization.

            It’s just reverse engineering. Perestroika. It’s only natural that the peak entity is going to determine what follows its own structural demise by appointing it’s adaptive successor itself, this extending their reign while pretending it ended. Rinse and repeat until there’s no more manufacturing.

            • JMS says:

              Agreed. After all, if there wasn’t a de facto world government, how to justify the alignment of all the world’s governments regarding the scamdemic, or events like nine11?
              It’s obvious they all follow the same script, which of course was not written by politicians.
              The only countries whose governments can be called patriotic, and maybe independent, are Russia and China, since only in them does political power prevail over financial power. They are indebted to international banking right, but both have the political narrative and the military power that would allow them, in an extreme case, to say to the global bankers, suck it up!

            • reante says:

              That’s a big maybe for me. Those two countries are newer to the game that’s for sure. Last in first out kinda sorta. Boy did China sell out its peasantry and then working class. Legendary wickedness. 50M dead(?) for two dollars a day and a bunkbed in a concentration camp. Marxism my ass.

            • JMS says:

              Brutally punishing any dissent is a four-thousand-year-old Chinese classic. Nothing new there.
              But I am convinced that China and Russia see as fundamental a concept of sovereignty and national independence that in the West has long since disappeared. It is only in this sense that I call them patriotic or nationalist.

            • reante says:

              I hear that for sure, on one level, but not fundamentally.

              I don’t see, for example, Russia still allowing the UK to burn Russian FF, when the UK is for all intents and purposes bombing Russia, as fundamental nationalism. Russia is feeding the UK while putting ground-to-air missile systems on rooftops in Moscow. I don’t see fundamentalism in that. At best it’s brokenness — broken fundamentalism — at being in such financial dependency and desperation at the brink of collapse that it MUST feed it’s enemies that are trying to destroy it.

              Same goes for China. Citizens on two dollars a day in concentration camps making phones and whatnot for western bourgeoise imperialism so that you can collateralize the current account surpluses in order to build ghost cities isn’t remotely fundamentalist nationalism, Confucianism, Marxism, or any of the above imo. Frankly I don’t know what it is and I’m rarely at a loss for words. FUBAR will have to do.

              I see both those countries as having been utterly broken by the OT Capitalists because actions speak louder than words. The Third Reich was fundamentally nationalist as far as I can tell. North Korea is fundamentally nationalist as far as I can tell.

              I’m deeply hesitant to see a true geopolitical dialectic, meaning one that has functional relevance to the Degrowth Agenda that, like you say, became obvious with tbe scamdemic. Regardless of the repressed (by finance capitalism) cultural diversities around the world, the nuclear nations around the world all need to fundamentally be on tbe same page or they get liquidated by everyone else, or else everyone will probably die. And we could say that that global coordination is in the fundamental national interest of each participant and have it be true, but it would also be true to say that said national interest was global in nature, ie globalist.

              When countries globalize they are no longer State entities defined by physical borders. They’re an emergent political phenomenon beyond that. It’s another Pandora’s box. Even though civilization is hierarchical, nationalisms are, in truth, relatively populist because kleptocracy risks national stability. I’m pretty sure that the Russian and Chinese equivalents of we here dissidents don’t believe for a second that their political leaders are true populists. The Russian leaders might be vaguely more so but look at Putin’s ridiculous mansion and that new one that never got
              finished I think, or had all those problems. That’s a slap in the face to every common person.

              Mature industrialism destroyed true nationalism because the power of FF enabled full spectrum dominance over the citizenries of countries.

            • JMS says:

              It’s hard to see with any clarity through so much fog and smoke, but I would say that Russia and China are not exactly on the same page as the UK or France on the controlled demolition Agenda, I would say they are playing a long strategic game, the development of which temporarily forces them to sleep with the enemy. Could it be?

              As I see it, nationalism is not fundamentally about defending the interests of the people (which were never taken into account) but about maintaining the integrity and independence of the nation. Mother Russia and the Middle Kingdom are more powerful and binding myths than the atomized individuals of Western societies, who would be incapable of dying to defend their homeland, can conceive, which is why our governments have to hire soldiers, instead of simply recruiting them.

              But I could be wrong and have lost my way on this swamp of current geopolitics.

            • reante says:


              For sure. Deep collapse beyond the HTOE is a parting of the ways from ‘sleeping with the enemy.’ Deep collapse will restore for a brief period the traditional nationalist balance of power between the much weakened State and the people. ‘Pitchforks’ will be relatively more powerful again; like you say, nationalism was never fundamentally about protecting the interests of the people but it WAS about protecting the interests of the national elite by protecting relatively more of the economic interests of the people because a lack of mature industrialization may for a more even balance of power. We also have to remember economic context: nationalism has never truly existed wherever merchant banking has captured economies to a significant degree. The list of true, fully bordered, nationalist nation states is probably pretty short.

    • Dennis L. says:

      Analytics again, enlightenment thinking, rational; the world is to some degree intuitive which is sort of part of the fabric of the universe which is scientific for God. Yes, He is back.

      I skipped the jab not because of research but mostly due to a “religion” that my body will fight its own fights. I have skipped most jabs save polio and Hep B.

      Mankind has been sold on an idea that there is a figurative “pill” for everything, Burneys. Some current thinking now recommends a fever of reasonable level be allowed to progress, they body is baking the bad bugs; skip the pill, tough it out.

      With emotive thinking, the universe’s way of dealing in populations, not individuals is very painful; sometimes what happens can only be explained, “It was God’s will.” Stuff happens, the universe can do no better, it is perhaps a law of said universe. Religion helps man accept this very uncomfortable fact.

      Nietzsche didn’t kill God, he killed religion, the opiate of the masses, etc. We go to a cathedral and it gives us peace for an hour, gives us hope, gives us entertainment and repeats lessons learned over thousands of years. .

      A huge problem for the powers that be, religions are not taxed, they are very economical and they cause inwardly thinking men with beards to claim they are the opiate of the masses. Maybe so, but it seems to be the best we have done so far. God, however, is not done with us.

      So this too shall pass, some will resist, some will submit, some will win, some will lose, fabric of the universe.

      Dennis L.

      • At one time, people didn’t expect doctors to be able to do very much. Now, the assumption seems to be that doctors (and science) can fix all problems. This is not really the case, however. We need a whole system, and even then we cannot fix everything. Belief in God helps us accept the way things are.

        • Mike Roberts says:

          I’m not sure how a belief in God helps that, unless you mean a belief in some unknowable grand plan of God’s that can’t be altered by his creations (which seems reasonable).

          • sciouscience says:

            I find your lack of faith disturbing. – D. Vader, 1977 Body – D. Prowse,
            Voice – J.E.Jones,
            Word – G.Lucas.

  21. Tim Groves says:

    New Zealanders may be going out of the frying pan and into the fire if this creep is taking over as PM.

  22. Dennis L. says:

    More on chatGPT.


    This is a MBA examination, so with a bit of luck it will be given to a competitor. I don’t think much of the MBA programs, at least the one I was in. Disclaimer, required 40 or so credits for graduation, took about 60 plus, no MBA, could have passed a CPA exam with minimal problems. Operations research was fun also.

    This bot stuff is moving fast. I’ll bet ChatGPT or its equivalent can be hired for less than the cost of an MBA.

    Dennis L.

  23. banned says:

    New NZ leader says they will go out and find uninjected.


  24. Lastcall says:

    A bridge too far?
    What could these 2 people ever have in common;

    NZ Foreign Affairs Minister Nanaia Mahuta (Hon), a grass-roots person, not sure of any other qualifications….;

    Maria Vladimirovna Zakharova is the Director of the Information and Press Department of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of the Russian Federation[1] (Spokeswoman for the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of the Russian Federation) since 2015.
    She has a degree of Candidate in Historical Sciences, the Russian equivalent of a PhD.[2]

    East meets West and decide lets leave it at that; goodbye.

  25. MG says:

    What do we prefer to.look into the past?

    The bleak and uniform present is nothing that brings us pleasure: there was a happier life when the resources were not depleted, the growth was possible, the old familiar people, the ways of life and the proven wisdom were present, the nature was rich with species, the sun was shining happily, with rain coming in usual intervals and quantities, the winter brought us refreshing freezing and snow.

    Now all that is gone. The fear, stupidity, loneliness prevail.The humans are closed in their home capsules, as their energy is gone…

    • Dennis L. says:


      Cathedrals were built with human and animal labor. Pyramids, who knows?

      Don’t have the link, but in the 80’s,(yes, energy was declining) people had begun to be depressed, isolated; we need something outside of ourselves, the answer is not within.

      Agree we are too isolated in our homes, computers, TV, phones, etc. Gathering with people takes time, work and priority, e.g. church and Masons, etc.

      Dennis L.

  26. Tim Groves says:

    Sudden and unexpected!

    Longtime Fox News Channel executive Alan Komissaroff dead at 47
    Beloved colleague joined Fox News at its launch in 1996

    Fox News Senior Vice President of News & Politics Alan Komissaroff died on Friday after suffering a heart attack at his home earlier this month. He was 47 years old.

    “This is an extremely difficult day for all of us who worked closely with Alan, and we are completely heartbroken,” FOX News Media CEO Suzanne Scott and FOX News Media President Jay Wallace wrote in a memo to colleagues.


    • davidinamonthorayearoradecade says:



      they never seem to realize what they’re saying.

      we should commiserate with the Komissaroff family and friends.

      2023 going to be epic.

    • Wet My Beak says:

      Hate to lose a Fox guy. A dead CNN robot is fine however.

    • Fast Eddy says:

      Good Shad this.

      Hey BTW – I ran into the folks who made this horrifying video …. this is my new go to when someone balks at FE’s demand that humans be exterminated …



      I was speaking to the rep of that organization and said I fully agree with their initiative — but I’d take it further — use humans instead of animals for experiments… she agreed.

      I was thinking of mentioning that my mate Fast Eddy believes the only solution to this horror show is to kill all 8B humans… but I thought that might freak the lady out…

  27. Fast Eddy says:

    Green Gropers … https://t.me/TommyRobinsonNews/44195

    We are told the MROEONS are refusing boosters… but the funny thing … is … the excess deaths accelerate 🙂 https://t.me/TommyRobinsonNews/44205

    Becoming to big for the MOREONS to ignore — shifting to the ‘Purple Heart’ stage where we will acknowledge their sacrifice in the war against covid — give them tickets to Disneyland – trot a few busted ones out at sports events — then toss them in the gutter like we do with all casualties of war https://t.me/TommyRobinsonNews/44208

    True https://t.me/DowdEdward/2114

    Record Breaking Excess Deaths in Scotland For 2023
    Highest Number of Deaths Ever Recorded

    •2,020 deaths in week 2

    •Average number of deaths is 1,100-1,200 per week

    •We are seeing increased death counts across all ages 15+

    •Population of Scotland is 5.5 million


  28. Dennis L. says:

    Posted without comment:
    When Musk faced scrutiny for even getting the shot, he quickly responded with an explanation as he insisted that it wasn’t his choice.

    Musk tweeted that it “was required to visit Tesla Giga Berlin.”


    I am envious of his intelligence, his work ethic, his children(six?). An alternative might have been calling Berlin and advising the factory would be moved, Berlin could go green without Tesla. Wouldn’t matter, even if it moved there would be “influencers” making a buck, caring not a wit about the jobs, etc, only the optics.

    Dennis L.

    • Ed says:

      Elon has 11 kids

    • MSN is now reporting on what Musk is saying. The word will get out, as more people try explain the bad vaccine side effects.

      Ed Dowd is now saying his U-Tube videos are getting out. Before, they were censored.

      • Tim Groves says:

        If we accept the preposition that Musk and Dowd are legit, and not part of the Pantomime, then it could be argued that Musk has started pushing back against the Narrative BECAUSE he’s been injured, just like John Campbell has.

      • Dennis L. says:

        Musk may one day be seen as a Leonardo di Vinci. Weird, sacrifice such a man for something which doesn’t seem to work. His face seems puffy now.

        Dennis L.

      • Student says:

        It is very difficult for a reasonable person to believe that Elon Musk had the jab and even the booster!
        So if it is starting this farce is probable that the leaders have decided that it is necessary to bring to light some truth in order to regain some social consensus.
        Especially now that a war against Russia is going on and a war with China could probably start.
        Consensus is fundamental during wars.

        So, the purpose could be:
        ”some mistake have been made, things could have been managed better, but the ‘vaccine’ was necessary to get out of the pandemic. Therefore ‘we’ will do it better on the next pandemic”.

        • Perhaps. An awfully lot of people have a very high level of faith in the vaccines today.

        • Xabier says:

          Plausible assessment, Student.

          The line will be that the suppression of info about adverse events was wrong (but done with the very best intentions) mistakes were made, and the injured (grossly under-estimated, of course) should be compensated; but it’s still a great technology of the future that still saved millions and will get better and better – cancer, future ‘pandemics’, etc.

          Nothing on Twitter is an accident, and Musk is no rebel technocrat on the side of the people…

      • reante says:

        It does appear that the curtain is rising and the set-change is becoming apparent beneath the bottom finish. And all’s been conspicuously quiet on the Tulsi front for days as she’s busy prepping for her vaccine stance coming out party. According to this reporter she’s running late already. When will her Religious Exemption trump card get played in service of turning the presidential election into an episode of ‘Survivor?’

        Ron-ron Desanctimonious pushed the vaxxes and got vaxxed himself. Now he’s flip-flopped. It’s the most consequential flip-flop in political history. The Flip-Flop was born for this. Tulsi was almost entirely mum. The only time I recall her talking about the vaxxes while she was still in office is when she refused to get the vaxx early on when it was prioritized for congressional members, in saying that it would be wrong for young congresspersons to get priority over old folks. Even when she’s wrong she’s right! 🙂

  29. Fast Eddy says:

    The Witch Hunt Continues
    U.S. Physician Dr. Ryan Cole Faces Charges From His Licensing Body


    • This starts out:

      In my expert opinion, most medical licensing bodies, including those for physicians and surgeons, and other health professionals like naturopathic doctors, chiropractors, etc. should be thoroughly investigated. Specifically, they should be investigated for potential failure to follow and/or understand COVID-19 science and change their policies accordingly.

      I recommend demanding that licensing bodies provide detailed reports to demonstrate their understanding of the peer-reviewed scientific literature that is focused on COVID-19; akin to what would be provided to a court of law.

      There are many ways to try to tackle this problem. I am not convinced that this proposed approach would be very helpful, however.

      These licensing bodies are interest in doctors earning high wages and prescription drugs be used instead of cheap over-the-counter drugs. Anything that would come in the way funding of today’s medical system at a maximum level would lose out.

    • Hubbs says:

      LOL. See if my post makes it on this site. Because whenever I write something especially on Facebook or Google, which I no longer use, my first question is “will this be censored?” I know you must all be tired of this rant.

      State Medical Boards are politically motivated. Their members are usually appointed by the state governor. Back in my time 1994, members were often presidents of the state medical schools (academicians who did not practice medicine), a lawyer or two, members of the department of public health, a business lay person, or if there were physicians who “practiced,” they were in sheltered specialties like allergy and immunology or psychiatry and had no idea of what goes on in the operating room or in hospitals /emergency rooms.
      The Kentucky Board of Medical Licensure suspended my license back in 1994 out of public relations and politics. Case #467, 1994. Good luck ever getting them to ever release the records now, but I have everything. Then once they had ruined my career and my life, I became a medical refugee and was finally able to get a position in North Carolina, where it was the NC Medical Board along with their hitman agency The NC Physician’s Health Program (NCPHP)’s turn to try and finish me off. I finally limped away from NC to land in MS to try to salvage my career in Natchez.
      Doctors (most) are NOT nice people, almost as bad as the lawyers.
      My memoirs based entirely on actual events: My Medical-Legal Back Pages. Publisher Archway. Pen name, Bryce Sterling. The publisher would not let me write it as non-fiction even though I have all the documentation. I have been shadow banned on Google and Facebook. I was way ahead of the times, but no one would listen. Doctors have given away their profession and position of trust just like the politicians who have given away our country. But we elected them.

  30. “Over 80 percent of all the energy used in Hawaii for electricity, surface and air transportation comes from imported fossil fuels, mostly oil and some coal.”
    This comes from Googling “hawaii electric power source” (the URL is ponderous).
    Even their power grid, & just about everything else there, is made with fossil fuels.
    If they, in the tropics, haven’t “transitioned” to “renewables” more than that, what basis is there to think that the rest of the world can?

    • The “Big Island” is the one with some Geothermal, but even this has been out of operation because of a volcano eruption. It is now mostly back online, I believe. The Big Island has large area, and relatively low population. It also has some wind, solar, and hydroelectric.

      Each island has to have its own generation because there isn’t transmission from island to island. EIA reports are for all of the islands combined.

      There aren’t tropical islands anywhere that are entirely powered by renewables. Euan Mearns and people who worked with him did several studies of attempts to power islands by renewables. They all needed to use a lot of diesel generation to smooth out electricity supply.

    • drb753 says:

      Once China conquers Hawaii, it will be their problem…

  31. banned says:

    What if they told the illicit drug lords hey put a bit of MRNA tech in your high grade products as cut and we will take 9% instead of our usual 10%? WHO would be the wiser. (pun intended) Straight up the nose into the bloodstream right next to the brain or into a artery. EWWW. Thinking about injections gives me a funny feeling in my stomach.

  32. Fast Eddy says:

    Well Being: Anti-Obesity Strategies and Memory

    If this essay doesn’t motivate you to lose weight, I don’t know what will.

    Robert W Malone MD, MS

    My health has really taken a beating in the last two years. As many know, I suffered adverse events after my two jabs in April 2021. Since then, it has been one thing after another – and of course, the intense stress has literally been killing me.

    I recently switched doctors, and my friend and colleague Dr. Brooke Miller is now also my physician. Having someone I know and trust as a physician is such a treat. Long story short, Dr. Miller convinced me that I needed to make radical changes in my diet.

    So, for the past three weeks, I have been following a low carbohydrate, modified ketogenic diet with some intermittent fasting.

    For me, this has not been an easy change. Giving up grains and carbs is not easy! But I went cold-turkey and wham! The effects were immediate. I dropped weight and my energy levels increased dramatically. My blood pressure is getting in better control, and I am looking forward to seeing the effects on lipid profiles and pre-diabetic markers in my next blood draw.

    So, today I am just going to highly a couple of important new papers that confirm some of the positive effects of this diet.



  33. banned says:


    srinkosportiva; Jocko i want you to imagine your on a beautiful beach. the sand the ocean is perfect. Can you see it?

    Jocko; yes i can see it.

    srinkosportiva; now feel what the perfect pass feels like-feel it- with every fiber of you body! perfectly in place because its meant to be.

    Jocko; doc i just keep thinking about sudden death.

    Expect some turnovers. pun unintended

  34. Marco Bruciati says:

    https://youtu.be/CDBJdQnjE2o. You Just saw?

    • Art Berman is covering things I have been aware of for a long time. The EIA started talking about “liquids,” rather than “crude oil” quite a few years ago. There are detail reports that show how the quality has gone down.

  35. Nope.avi says:

    Jacinda Ardern has resigned to spend more time with Fast Eddy.

  36. Minority of One says:

    Interesting article from the BBC on why roughly 25% of the working age group in the UK are not working (10M). A lot of students. The article does not mention it, but I believe that there are about 32.5 M people working in the UK (total population about 70 M). According to this article, just under 2.5 M are not working because they are sick, about 7.5 % of the workforce. That looks like an interesting topic for more analysis – why are 2.5 M Brits of working age ill / sick, and how sick are they? And how has this number changes over the last few years? Why are 234,300 people aged 16-24 too sick to work? Shenanigans?

    Unemployment: Who are the millions of Britons not working?

    • Dennis L. says:

      Could be, alternative thought:

      Intergenerational transfer payments are to the point where working in many cases does not make sense or cents if you like.

      We have a demographic problem, too much is being taken out of the young, too much effort has gone toward buying things which necessitated putting women into the workforce to support a family and left no time for the family.

      Hypothesis: It was not feminism that broke the family, it was consumerism coupled with transfer payments which are huge and now the young have quit marriage, quit families, and quit work.

      I believe it will self correct but not without some stress and turmoil. Many kids just stopped.

      Dennis L.

      • The low pay level of most jobs is part of the problem, too. in the US, the high level of student debt is a problem, as well. People can’t support a family, after debt payments.

        A lot of parents are informally helping their children out financially. Parents tend to be very wealthy relative to young people, leading to many parents helping out their children financially.

        • Nope.avi says:

          Isn’t the purpose of encouraging the general population to persue higher education is to reduce fertility? This is not a conspiracy theory, many philantropists have stated that education must be promoted in poor countries in order to reduce the birth rate among women. In America, one of the more populated countries in the world, The student debt must be intentional, as well as “non-profit” institutions charging “what the market will bear” because the debt and high tuition take money that would be spent on children and have it spent on the wealthy who run the colleges and the banks who provide the loans.

          “A lot of parents are informally helping their children out financially. “This has always been the case. I think the 1950s and 1960s gave people the illusion that college was for everyone. All that cheap oil really distorted our perceptions. Without cheap energy, education will only be available for the wealthy.

          ” Parents tend to be very wealthy relative to young people” There are plenty of poor people who have poor children. Prices are set, at least in the United States, by the spending habits of the rich and fabulous. College is expensive beceuse wealthy people throw a lot of money at it. Housing is the wealthy spend a lot of money on it.

    • ivanislav says:

      During tough economic times, more people try to qualify for disability payments. Disentangling legitimate from illegitimate claims isn’t something we can realistically or accurately do from our armchairs.

      • Dennis L. says:

        Roubini makes note of disability payments in his book, “Megathreats. ” They are not a trivial cost to the state, but they are not subject to 15% employment taxes.

        Dennis L.

      • David says:

        Might work in countries with socialised medicine, e.g. Iceland, Sweden, UK. Give people a basic income, any more help is only given in kind .. just as people can get some assistance from the NHS, e.g. equipment to make them more mobile within their home.

        Unfortunately the NHS seems in its death throes and is clearly unable to treat even all the people who turn up in ambulances.

        • Nope.avi says:

          ” the NHS seems in its death throes and is clearly unable to treat even all the people who turn up in ambulances.” This will probably be blamed on Covid-19. Covid-19 has a way of silencing any further discussion of something bad happening.

          ” Give people a basic income” That’s a huge leap. The System didn’t have a problem paying people not to have children, but paying people not to work is a big change. They will have to find a way to discriminate since there aren’t enough resources to make this possible.Maybe the system will only offer it to marginalized groups instead of the wealthy.

    • Or the pay is so low for available jobs that people don’t want to bother, given the difficulty of getting to work, specialized clothing needed, and other issues.

      • Hubbs says:

        By the time they make car loan payments, pay for auto insurance and gasoline it costs more than they make at work, or least it tips them over the edge if they have school loans, rent and food. No wonder so many have to go back home.

    • Fast Eddy says:


  37. Mirror on the wall says:



    Scottish independence poll gives Yes a HUGE lead amid gender bill row

    SUPPORT for Scottish independence is at its second-highest level EVER reached, according to an exclusive new polling series commissioned for The National.

    The new poll put support for Yes at 54% – of those likely to vote and once don’t knows were excluded.

    No was on 46%, after “don’t knows” were taken out, nearly a complete reversal of the 2014 result.

    It means Yes has been in the lead in six polls since the Supreme Court ruled Scotland could not hold an independence referendum without the permission of the UK Government.

    The poll is the first in a series of polls for this paper in which we explore what Scotland really thinks about the de facto referendum strategy, Brexit, the BBC and more.

    Pro-Yes parties have said the UK Government’s approach to Scotland – in denying a second referendum and trampling on key areas of the devolution settlement – is turning more and more voters to the Scottish independence cause.

    Writing in The National today, Glasgow University researcher Mark McGeoghegan said: “It is … the joint second-highest level of support for independence ever recorded.”

  38. banned says:


    You know its not hard to make tacos at home.
    Fight club.
    “I would avoid the soup sir”

    Police now say there is “no evidence” that it was taco bell that placed the rat poison so who knows. Rat juice rat juice everywhere and not a drop to drink

  39. banned says:

    FBI director Cristopher Wray attends 2023 davos event
    Cristopher Wray presentations
    on AI
    2019 davos atendee Director of national intelligence Avril Haines.

    Really nothing shocking in their presentations IMO. The questions in my mind that are raised is if we are to have such high level personnel attend davos should not the WEF charter be defined and USAGOV relationship to it defined also? IMO leaving it undefined leaves things a bit murky in terms of allegiances. The clear answer to my mind is the deep state superstructure that truly runs things not the kabuki clown show feels free to demonstrate its international status unfettered by sovereign allegiance. IMO a sovereign allegiance is a vow to represent a peoples of a land with respect for other sovereign entities. The counter argument is the peoples of a land are best represented by teaming but teaming forms its own organism that operates for its own reasons not a representation of the people. A syndicate is a form of teaming.We can clearly witness this in county state and federal syndicates. As the teaming grows larger the ability to represent grows smaller. Invariably teaming is done to exert force or power. This is necessary as individuals if left to their own devices can create things not for the common good. As the team grows larger what is lost is the representation of groups of peoples. It can not be denied that teaming creates power nor can it be denied that teaming is contrary to representation in fact if not in theory. The power created by teaming seems to have a way of becoming the essence of the team and the function of representing the people a lessor part of the charter. The teaming organism seeks to expand and barriers to expansion as threats. The goal of representation is lost. What a hard stop at the sovereign level does is force that some aspects of representation are preserved and I would argue that this hard stop is already too high not too low.

    • In other words, by going to these events, leaders start building up relationships with other like thinkers, on their team. These relationships become relatively more important than the interests of the people electing them.

      Maybe so, in this strange world!

      • Student says:

        Davos meeting reminds me the international marketing & sales meetings that I attended when I used to work for multinational companies in the ’90 and ’00.
        Presentations from important external consultants, time for exchanging opinions with colleagues of other Countries, time for starting new relationships with people within the Company to develop new projects and grow the business and so on..
        It is the sales meeting of the ‘western superorganism’.
        What we have to pay attention is that it seems that Russia and China have decided to get out from the ‘western superorganism’.
        The globalization process is probably ending and it has probably just started the regionalization one.


      • reante says:

        Dunbar’s Number. It applies to us, too. Indeed it makes for a strange world.

  40. Agamemnon says:

    Cooling & heating take massive energy use.
    Maybe BAU isn’t possible from current baseline but it was not long ago Yankees didn’t use AC. Southerners neither but this urbanization got the best of us.
    What about geothermal?



    Too much engineering?
    Hell, just Storing water underground with simple heat pumps is livable. But we couldn’t remain hysterical

    Vaxxing seems too complicated but I’ve never really got into those kill zombie video games.

    • ivanislav says:

      I don’t understand the point you’re trying to make. The sub-headline says “experts believe that it could produce as much as 5 percent of the electricity supply using existing technology”.

      Okay, so 17% of US power consumption is electricity, and you’re saying geothermal could supply 5% of that 17% and that’s some sort of solution. Is that right?

      • banned says:

        I think the point is quite clear. We have become accustomed to climate control in a way that consumes a lot of energy. Solutions have pieces and parts. A lot of the energy that is needed for a residence can come straight from the sun even in cold climates during the day. Earth shelters are a god send in hot climates as the earth is pretty damn good heat sink. As they say in India “only mad dogs and Englishmen go out in the mid day sun” No offense intended. Smaller living spaces require less energy. Poor people in both urban and rural have been moving to a smaller living space in the winter for a long time. Now we enter a era where we are not money poor but energy poor. looking to times and methods where less energy is consumed is that still allowed life completely appropriate. Does it solve the big problems? No. Its still appropriate and healthy behavior.

      • reante says:

        From what I understand from your previous writings, goethermal got nuthin on 2X Solar.

        • ivanislav says:

          Don’t be out of sorts just because I won’t get on board your “disease, bacteria, and viruses don’t exist – it’s all just bad chakras” train.

          • JMS says:

            Pretty straw man, where did you buy it?
            I need one just like it to scare the crows out of my backyard.

          • reante says:

            Disease and bacteria do exist. And chakras have never been mentioned by myself.

            This chips always fall where they may. I’m not policking here at OFW.

            You accept a contract for mandatory farm vaccine deployments while government is trying to force meat production out of the system and you’re one of them. Right now you’ve admitted to hoping to insert yourself into that culture, so reante here is gonna be all over your BS like stink on sh*t. So if you don’t want that then you need to raise your game and not make mistakes in the marketplace of ideas, and when you make mistakes, as we all do, you might want to acknowledge them FTR otherwise, given your subtle tendency towards a superiority complex, I can only assume you’re stonewalling.

            • ivanislav says:

              I may be getting you confused with banned or someone else. Mybad.

            • ivanislav says:

              PS – do viruses exist? It took me a second to realize you omitted viruses in the “they do exist” list. I guess you deserve the poking-fun-at after all and if so, I take back the apology!


            • reante says:

              BTW ivan

              “(1) I knew the vaccine uses a lipid delivery system and that the heart runs on fatty acids (lipids). Thus, I was worried that myocyte (heart muscle) fatty-acid receptors would facilitate entry and cause heart damage. This was an obvious concern to me, even before a single patient injection. It took years for this data to confirm my suspicion – based on a *totally obvious* mechanism.”


              And what data was that? The data that explains the totally obvious mechanism by which STUPID heart muscle cells can’t tell the difference between food and petrochemicals? That data?

              The LNPs enter cells because they mimic exosomal or other EV membranes in shape, size, and, electrical charge

              Food enters otherwise.

            • ivanislav says:

              LNPs disrupt cell membranes and get through tissue that way. Obviously that can target anything. I was concerned that there might be preferential uptake by the heart on account of those receptors. We know that certain tissues are more damaged than others.

            • banned says:

              “LNPs disrupt cell membranes and get through tissue that way. Obviously that can target anything. I was concerned that there might be preferential uptake by the heart on account of those receptors. We know that certain tissues are more damaged than others.”

              I assume you continue to watch the injections administered in your practice? No judgment just curious. You come to OFW to (cautiously) express truth but when the stethascope goes around the neck the face goes on?

            • Fast Eddy says:

              Hi Rente a doctor?

            • ivanislav says:

              banned, I am not a medical doctor, I am a PhD in in a bio-engineering-related field. It’s a small community so I don’t want to say more, at risk of doxxing myself.

            • reante says:

              your mouth wrote a check your butt can’t cash.

              Why and how do they disrupt cell membranes? You don’t have an answer.

              All evidence and theory points to the fact that the LNPs enter cells by receptor-binding endocytosis like any other EV. Which is not the path food takes because that would be incredibly inefficient.

              The literature says that fatty acids enter two ways, both involving the use of transport proteins. Albumin in one instance, which is the body’s main mobile transport protein of nutrients. I believe this happens by simple diffusion and therefore albumin effectively holds the skeleton key. The other is a somewhat less simple protein transport pathways that are basically like the gates of a gated community.

              Feel free to look up visual diagrams for diffusion (passive transport), facilitated transport (using gates), and endocytosis (the inward budding used for signaling among other things). And feel free to admit your mistake FTR.

              Heart muscle cells are presumably getting damaged the same way that everything else is getting damaged, but because the heart is such a high performance organ it’s breaking down more frequently because tolerances are tighter on high performance equipment and lack of maintenance shows up quicker. Hearts have local ‘immune’ (detox) systems just like the rest of the body. They have veins and capillaries running throughout the muscle. The suppression of igg3 (a transport protein for toxic compounds) and other detox functions by, say, tumor exosomes fucking with the exosomal signaling of heart muscle cells and heart fibroblast cells causes cardiac immune dyresgulation, which causes the fibroblasts in the heart muscle to go nuts just like 5G does skin fibroblasts. Excess fibrin and collagen production by the heart fibroblasts is a direct cause of myocarditis and cardiac fibrosis. Obviously the LNPs breaking down inside heart cells is going to be a contributing factor to necrosis of myocytes.

            • ivanislav says:


              I’m not going to engage with you anymore. Arguing online with anyone is a waste of time, especially with someone who doesn’t believe in viruses and who posts pages of text at a time.

            • ivanislav says:

              PS – “The suppression of igg3 (a transport protein for toxic compounds)”

              is one of the stupidest things I’ve read on OFW

            • ivanislav says:

              And a correction on my part that you caught – I should have said “endosomal membrane disruption” not “cell membrane disruption”. For anyone else reading, I don’t want to confuse them, hence this post.

              The receptors on cells still matter because (1) they can actively drive uptake or (2) simply by binding, they increase the local concentration and thus likelihood of uptake.

              Aside, cationic nanoparticles can and do disrupt cell membranes and can facilitate direct entry (non-endosomal). It’s also an area of study.

            • reante says:


              Saying that something is stupid is not good enough. You also need to say why. Prove me wrong.

            • reante says:

              You’re right, you should have said the endosomal membrane. Exosomes get chemically unwrapped in the endosomal compartment. LNPs getting solved there and spilling put into the cytoplasm when the compartment opens is going to be toxic to the endosomal membrane as well as things in the cytoplasm, especially the ribosomes which are open pools of polymerase.

              Now that you admit that you’re tacitly admitting that your patterning was inaccurate in associating LNPs as particularly problematic for the heart just because hearts burn mostly fatty acids for fuel. You jumped to a conclusion based on superficial patterning. We all do it, but this was a particularly egregious case because you backed it up with a boldfaced lie about non-existent “data.”

              As for your (1) and (2), yes receptors DO matter… to cells… because if a cell didn’t have them it would die, but they don’t matter to your original argument because your original argument was that LNPs get treated like food by myocytes which would have nothing to do with receptors. You’re just blowing smoke and engaging in damage control.

            • ivanislav says:

              The fatty acids fuel bit still matters because it affects receptor expression levels.

            • reante says:

              You’re going to have to put some effort into it and flesh out that whole dynamic in order for it to have a chance of meaning anything or you’re just blowing more smoke.

              And I’m still waiting for you to prove wrong my characterization of igg3.

    • Geothermal works best right next to active volcanos or other hot sources. Of course, if the active volcanos erupt, then the heat supply is lost. The Big Island of Hawaii produces part of its electricity (20%?) using geothermal, but it has had a problem with the volcano erupting and damaging the equipment. It takes a lot of equipment, made with fossil fuels, to make this work.

      US electricity data for geothermal is available by state. The growth in geothermal electricity has been slow. The approximate share by state is California 73%; Nevada 21%; Utah 3%; Hawaii 2%.

      • Cromagnon says:

        Geothermal works best in a large caves near the surface.

        Large frescos of Mammoth and Sasquatch are optional

        Large fires at openings to keep out riff raff and large carnivores add value.

        2.5 million years of relative simulacrum time can’t be wrong.

    • Sam says:

      Yep I have lived north and south and have lived without a/c and survived. people are so lazy today….seems like 80 percent of energy use is wasted on fat people….and an insufficient infrastructure. Someone said on here that rich people don’t use a lot of energy….I had to do a spit take! I know a lot of wealthy both on the conservative and the liberal side; they both use a sh44 ton of energy. They all complain about how they are drowning in Stuff! Hell only in America do they have multiple houses just for their cars! Fly here fly there etc… In the future energy will be expensive if you can afford it….it has been subsidized for the last 70 years…..

      • Xabier says:

        I agree, Sam. People are lazy and they are soft, not wishing to experience any discomfort or inconvenience; not realising that such things build character as well as endurance.

    • Withnail says:

      Too much engineering?
      Hell, just Storing water underground with simple heat pumps is livable. But we couldn’t remain hysterical

      Your point is that the problem of heating homes in winter is an imaginary one because we can somehow heat them just by storing water underground and pumping that through a heating system, without actually heating up the water?

      I’m not clear how that is going to provide much heat. Right now I have radiators and a gas boiler that heats the water to make the radiators warm. I would not be warm if the radiators were at the temperature of unheated water taken from underground storage. I’d rather not waste electricity on something so useless.

      • Agamemnon says:

        I always hear complaints about heat pumps. As far as I know they suck but there’s a lot of usage. Maybe the saved energy can be diverted to your case.
        Yep what’s the trade off between complicated solar panel & this? Digging a reservoir could be stewpid.FE)
        Yes even if it’s really useful it’ll be too late to build when alternatives are truly needed.
        I have more questions than answers.

        • Lidia17 says:

          In my area, there’s a lot of heat-pump uptake because the gov. is offering “rebates”/tax deductions, making them seem cheap to install. The local electric utility advertises this heavily because they get to sell more electricity.

  41. Student says:


    Although the website has worsened lately, sometime it is possible to find in it interesting articles.
    I suggest this interview by Nate Hagens: ‘Arthur Berman: “Peak Oil – The Hedonic Adjustment”.


    (I’ve not finished yet to listen to)

    I found interesting also in particular the slides available here:


    Maybe that can be useful also for Gail, maybe she knows already. Anyway they are available at the above link.

    I see also that it is not available anymore the ‘weekly energy bulletin’ by Tom Whipple and collaborators, I hope Tom is doing well. It was an interesting weekly report.

    • Student says:

      (I have always appreciated a lot Nate Hagens)

    • ivanislav says:

      You can also watch the interview here:

      • Student says:

        Thank you. It is more pleasant to follow faces who talks instead of just listening to voices.

      • Herbie Ficklestein. says:

        We failed on all three measures ;population, social and psychology problems ….Art Berman on Hubbert statement we could drag BAU for some 300 years…
        Yes Sir, we are basically a duplicating gene organism….
        We can’t help making copies of ourselves…in ever increasing numbers…Jay Hansen said the same..
        Thanks for the video post …many other important points discussed…

    • Of course, I know Nate Hagens and Art Berman quite well, from Oil Drum days.

      Based on the charts, Art Berman is saying things I have known about for a long time. What the US publishes as “Liquids” production is intentionally misleading. There is a problem with “Crude oil” production not being as high as officials would like it to be. To avoid showing the lack of growth in crude oil production, various other liquids with lesser energy content relative to volume are added to crude oil amounts, leading to published figures of “total liquids.”

      In fact, one of the things added is “Refinery gain.” This basically comes from “cracking” the long molecules in heavy oil, using natural gas, so that there is more volume after the heavy oil is made into end products, such as diesel and gasoline. In some sense, it comes from the US use of its natural gas, rather than oil.

      Anyhow, Art is trying to explain at least some of this. I try to use “Crude oil” numbers, rather than “Liquids” numbers, to work around this difficulty.

      While this is sort of interesting, it is sort of a fine point that I work around on a regular basis.

      • reante says:

        Great stuff thanks Gail.

      • Dennis L. says:

        Agreed and we need methane to launch to space along with more problematical. oxygen.

        Manufacture in space, solve the rocket energy problem in part by mining methane on the moons of Saturn. Heat energy is essentially free through fusion, kinetic energy to move rockets is problematical, but it is already out there and a long straw(a joke) would do the trick with no drilling. Manufacture up there and energy problem is over along with global warming. Greta would be so proud.

        It is not going to work the way it is going, Janis Joplin sang a song about a Bobby Mcgee, nothing left lose so we go for broke.

        The universe gave us a large telescope, we see space is a big place; perhaps a door has been opened and metaphorically saying, “There is no going back, give it a try.” Not all will make it through the door, so it has been throughout the history of earth, but someone has to take the first step.

        Dennis L.

      • Student says:

        Thank you for your comment

  42. Herbie Ficklestein. says:

    Yo. Fast Eddie break time from the rat juice …your boy is in the news…good for him

    Buzz Aldrin Gets Married to Anca Faur on His 93rd Birthday: We’re ‘as Excited as Eloping Teens’
    Buzz Aldrin wed his “longtime love” Anca Faur in a private ceremony in Los Angeles on Friday
    By Nicholas Rice People
    And what’s this about a fake moon landing?

    Fact Check: Video shows Aldrin recalling Apollo 11 moment, not saying moon landing was fake
    Molly Stellino
    The Oct. 4 post features a video showing an audience member asking Aldrin, who is seated on a stage, what the “scariest moment” of his journey to the moon was. He appears to respond by saying, “It didn’t happen. It could have been scary.”
    “Buzz Aldrin yet again admitting the moon landing ‘didn’t happen,’” reads the post’s caption. “How many times does he have to say it before the sheep believe him?”
    The post was liked more than 500 times in a week.
    But the claim is false.
    A review of Aldrin’s full comments reveals he was saying that there was no “scariest moment” during the mission, not that the moon landing “didn’t happen.” The full clip shows him talking extensively about the details of the mission.
    Now to staighten you out on another issue!
    Oh, can’t do that, it might hurt someone s feelings

    • Nope.avi says:

      This is what you don’t understand about the nature of deception. If the participants benefit greatly from deceiving the public, what motivation do they have to tell the truth?

      We must also consider the possibility that the astronauts may have been psychologically conditioned to believe they really did go to the moon. The U.S. government admitted to conducting “research” on mind control at exactly the same time the space race was being conducted. It’s possible that they could have brainwashed the astronauts so they could not tell the truth from fiction.

      The reason why the government would deceive the public is simple. They could rationalize billions being wasted on a war on communism and to hide the poor results of the u.s. space program. The U.S.S.R. was so far ahead of the U.S., everyone back then thought the U.S.S.R. would put a man on the moon before the U.S. After the U.S. supposedly reached the moon, the U.S.S.R. lost all their ambition. They stopped trying to go to the moon. They could have kept going, if manned space flight was possible back then to try to build some kind of settlement or something to show they were the most technologically advanced.

      Something as significant as leaving the planet Earth and landing on another heavenly body and going back is not something anyone would do and forget about it.

      • ivanislav says:

        Surely you believe in the moon landing! To think otherwise is just foolish conspiracy talk. The US government wouldn’t lie to the American people!

        • Herbie Ficklestein. says:

          Surely, Buzz is having a great honeymoon with his new bride that is only 30 years younger …Buzz is going to the Moon …lucky him!
          I remember seeing him on my flight and he was a firecracker…wish both the best..regardless …
          Doubt it matters much what the case may be…just threw it out there as a goof…not to debate like climate..oops forgive me…can’t mention that either..so sorry

        • Tim Groves says:

          I believe Buzz must be over the moon just now.

          In 1969, not so much.

      • Fast Eddy says:

        They’d swear on the bible if they truly believed

    • Fast Eddy says:

      Watch how angry buzz gets when this guy shows him the video of him faking being in lunar orbit — real real real angry


  43. Fast Eddy says:


    A Utah plastic surgeon and office staff are facing federal charges for injecting kids with saline, squirting 2,000 government-purchased vaccines down the drain and selling fake vaccination cards.


    • banned says:

      if the identity’s of those injected with saline are known wouldn’t this provide a excellent control group to compare against those injected with the pfizer manufactured substance? Was havoc wreaked by covid amongst those receiving saline? No? Why not they were interacting in the population as if “vaccinated”. What is the incidence of myocarditis in the saline injected compared to the general population?

      Im sure we will get that analysis soon.

    • Great idea!

      • Fast Eddy says:

        Imagine how unhappy norm would be if his Rat Juice clinic was using saline!

        This comment is made in memory of norm RIP.

        Just wondering … is there any censorship for comments involving former OFWers who are RIPing? Can we say whatever we want about them posthumously

        • Xabier says:

          We can only say nice things about Norm when he’s dead: so let’s hope he stays alive as a fair target!

  44. MG says:

    Why am I suffering in this world?

    Basically, if your ancestors stayed in the rainforest as apes and rejected growth and progress, there would be no damage to the environment, no depletion of resources.

    It means that you and your human predecessors are a surplus and you MUST suffer.

    • Cromagnon says:

      Blame the Anunna.

      Did you know that just yesterday earth was nearly cross haired by 10 trillion tonnes of solar plasma? If that particular plasma filament had been just slightly more central in the earth facing disc we would be on our knees in prayer as the molten ejecta smashed through the atmosphere to rend earths surface into a hellscape.
      Did you know that earth quakes have been increasing in a logorithmic fashion over the past few years?

      Did you know that ocean temperature rise the past decade is entirely attributable to massive increase in undersea volcano activity?

      Did you know that artificial telomere capping of Homo sapiens 2nd chromosome may be the cause of our short life spans?

      We are not the result of long evolutionary processes. We are the result of genetic and spiritual engineering.

      Our zoological garden is about to get smashed flat, irradiated and flooded by the demiurge.

      Local cosmic zoning laws are a real bitch.

      • Replenish says:

        “So long and thanks for all the fish.” – The Dolphins

      • ivanislav says:

        >> We are not the result of long evolutionary processes. We are the result of genetic and spiritual engineering.

        I grew up learning about Darwin’s theory, studied and made a career in engineering and science, and yet … us being the result of genetic engineering seems the most plausible to me. The more I learned, the more implausible the official narrative became.

      • Humans seem to have changed remarkably rapidly, in response first to more energy from burned biomass, and later in response to other variables, such as where on the globe our ancestors lived.

        It looks to me as though some outside force has planned what is happening. I don’t know what is ahead. Humans have been the beneficiaries of a lot of coincidences over the years. Maybe our luck will continue.

        • Mirror on the wall says:

          Thank the early farmers. They radically changed the human genome, not just through admixture but through a massive acceleration of human evolution, due to huge population increases and cultural and environmental shifts. Modern humans are a radical flux.

          “In fact, people today are genetically more different from people living 5,000 years ago than those humans were different from the Neanderthals who vanished 30,000 years ago, according to anthropologist John Hawks of the University of Wisconsin…. Beneficial genetic changes have appeared at a rate roughly 100 times higher in the past 5,000 years than at any previous period of human evolution, the researchers determined. They added that about 7 percent of human genes are undergoing rapid, relatively recent evolution.”



          Rapid acceleration in human evolution described

          WASHINGTON (Reuters) – Human evolution has been moving at breakneck speed in the past several thousand years, far from plodding along as some scientists had thought, researchers said on Monday.

          Human evolution has been moving at breakneck speed in the past several thousand years, far from plodding along as some scientists had thought, researchers said on Monday. In fact, people today are genetically more different from people living 5,000 years ago than those humans were different from the Neanderthals who vanished 30,000 years ago, according to anthropologist John Hawks of the University of Wisconsin.

          In fact, people today are genetically more different from people living 5,000 years ago than those humans were different from the Neanderthals who vanished 30,000 years ago, according to anthropologist John Hawks of the University of Wisconsin.

          The genetic changes have related to numerous different human characteristics, the researchers said.

          Many of the recent genetic changes reflect differences in the human diet brought on by agriculture, as well as resistance to epidemic diseases that became mass killers following the growth of human civilizations, the researchers said.

          For example, Africans have new genes providing resistance to malaria. In Europeans, there is a gene that makes them better able to digest milk as adults. In Asians, there is a gene that makes ear wax more dry.

          The changes have been driven by the colossal growth in the human population — from a few million to 6.5 billion in the past 10,000 years — with people moving into new environments to which they needed to adapt, added Henry Harpending, a University of Utah anthropologist.

          “The central finding is that human evolution is happening very fast — faster than any of us thought,” Harpending said in a telephone interview.

          “Most of the acceleration is in the last 10,000 years, basically corresponding to population growth after agriculture is invented,” Hawks said in a telephone interview.

          The research appears in the journal Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences.


          The researchers looked for the appearance of favorable gene mutations over the past 80,000 years of human history by analyzing voluminous DNA information on 270 people from different populations worldwide.

          Data from this International HapMap Project, short for haplotype mapping, offered essentially a catalogue of genetic differences and similarities in people alive today.

          Looking at such data, scientists can ascertain how recently a given genetic change appeared in the genome and then can plot the pace of such change into the distant past.

          Beneficial genetic changes have appeared at a rate roughly 100 times higher in the past 5,000 years than at any previous period of human evolution, the researchers determined. They added that about 7 percent of human genes are undergoing rapid, relatively recent evolution.

          Even with these changes, however, human DNA remains more than 99 percent identical, the researchers noted.

          Harpending said the genetic evidence shows that people worldwide have been getting less similar rather than more similar due to the relatively recent genetic changes.

          Genes have evolved relatively quickly in Africa, Asia and Europe but almost all of the changes have been unique to their corner of the world. This is the case, he said, because since humans dispersed from Africa to other parts of the world about 40,000 years ago, there has not been much flow of genes between the regions. [until now]

    • Mirror on the wall says:

      “Why am I suffering in this world?”

      If you are irredeemably depressed then maybe drop LSD.

      • Xabier says:

        ‘Feeling glum, feeling drear?
        Cheer up, my lad, and drink some beer!’

        Or the blood-red wine of the South for yours truly……

        Or kiss some cherry red lips, as you please…..

        • Mirror on the wall says:

          I take an evening gin & tonic of late to mellow the mood and to relax for the evening.

          I know that it was originally a ‘genocidal imperialist drink’, but that is the past, and drink some of that and you will not really care anyway.

          I have a 40%, 4 X distilled from Sainsbury with 10 herbs, and it is a shame to obliterate it with tonic. It is actually really nice to sip straight.

          I am not downing gin by the bottle these days, so it is fine. I am going civilised without the abstinence/ binge cycle. I have gone Med (with gin) in that sense, and it is working better.

          I will review the situation as it goes along.

  45. Fast Eddy says:

    Mentally ill https://twitter.com/healthbyjames/status/1616127582889558023

    What do you think norm?

      • Kowalainen says:

        I whipped out 10k with the cross country skis today. Should I be worried? Perhaps not since I’m unvax0r3d.

        I suppose the vaxed should just silently lay down and fade into darkness.


        • Cromagnon says:

          Do you think they would if told it was for the greater good?

          It would improve my life immensely to be rid of the idiots

          • Kowalainen says:

            The problem with these Hypers™ is that they’re suite for the most menial trite drivel, however sometimes they’re attempting to swim in deep water with an anchor attached to their obnoxious egos.

            That’s when things start to head into the abyss.

            I’m advocating having them programmable. A few emergency kill switches if the commands doesn’t quite cut through the ‘simpleton’ code paths.

            • Nope.avi says:

              Your posts read like mean-spirited versions of World Economic Forum, articles.Since you’re some kind a prophet in the comments section, I think it will be only a matter of time before they admit depopulation is their response to ecological overshoot.

              The person ranting about “BAU lite” and a “economic reset” for years in the comments section of this blog was also right. The pandemic has showed everyone that the powers-that-be were willing and able to abandon economic growth for something else. Everyone, including Gail was skeptical.

            • Kowalainen says:


              So what do you suggest? Let me guess; if we just dispatch of the evil slobs at WEF everything will be hunky dory since natgas and oil is abiotic.

              Btw how’s that oat churning and crank turning of yours going?

          • Xabier says:

            Idiots are the off-note which allow one to sing perfectly in tune…..

    • Nope.avi says:

      If the elite are aware of the issues Gail has raised in her blog, here,
      what incentive would they have to “save lives”? Why would they promote things that would increase human population? Bill Ga tes’ assertion that people who have children who don’t die from diseases while very young will have less children, rests on the belief that old people won’t consume resources in order to stay alive. The medical industry is as dependent on fossil fuels and other inputs as anything else.

      • Dennis L. says:

        It’s demographics, it won’t work without a growing population and that is impossible now on finite earth. We filled it, job done.

        Dennis L.

  46. Fast Eddy says:

    We have to act? OK – let’s ban private jets! hahahahahahaha https://twitter.com/AntonioSabatoJr/status/1616070200809644033

    • Student says:

      I see that the new fashion is to shout like Greta does.
      It must be the hallmark of this farce.
      As I said before I’ve recently finished to read a very nice book entitled ‘Travels’ by Ibn Battuta (not an easy book to read).
      It is a sort of equivalent of another very nice book entitled ‘Il Milione’ by Marco Polo, written from the ‘other’ side (from Islam perspective instead of Christian one).
      What I’m about to say it is something said with great respect for Religions in general and also for the Religion I’m about to talk.
      I say the following example just to explain my point.
      But this way of talking reminds the way a clergyman spoke to the believers of a Church in the book above indicated.
      Actually I think that ‘they’ are trying to start a new religion (with lowercase letter) around the ‘green’ idea.
      Ibn in the book describes a clergyman saying something like ‘his words were so convincing and he was so shouting to people that some people fainted from emotion and one person died’.

      • Xabier says:

        It’s the same thing in accounts of the Crusades, people could get very emotional and then rush to sign-up, and thought they were blessed if they died on the journey to the Holy Land. .

        Unfortunately, their new Green religion offers nothing except loss and pain, with no promise of Heaven.

        They will have to force it on most of us, including the holy sacrament of the Vaxx.

        The Vatican commemorative vaxx medal from 2022 says it all .

        • Student says:

          Yes, Xabier, I agree completely. Thanks for comparison

        • Dennis L. says:

          So we could have a new religion of saving the planet, eliminating pollution and mining the solar system dumping all that terrible waste into the sun for recycling.

          What is not to like? restore earth to pristine condition, mining and big holes gone, pollution gone, have a new hallelujah chorus written for the occasion rather than endless choruses of “How dare you!” Peace on earth at last.

          It sounds sarcastic, but it may be realistic. Humans need hope, it is how a group survives. I am part of humanity and I refuse to hate myself.

          Hope Starship launches and does not burp on the pad.

          Dennis L.

      • drb753 says:

        Good Lord, her ugliness tests my usually detached demeanor.

    • Rodster says:

      This is the same dolt that wanted everyone to cutback on energy use. Meanwhile this hypocrite was running up electric bills of over $10K per month to power his mansion.

  47. Fast Eddy says:

    Let’s have some SHAD

    R Casey
    Writes Seven One Seven
    Jan 20
    My brother, a cardiologist, developed AFib post vaxx. He is so bought into the lie that he won’t acknowledge Moderna is responsible for his new arrythmia.


  48. Fast Eddy says:

    A nurse speaks out
    She started off emailing about the deliberate undercounting of vaccinated Covid patients, but she wound up saying much more


    • Interesting anonymous comments from a nurse in a “Deep Blue” state:

      Vaccine status seems to be intentionally too low. It would be easy to ask, but instead they use a very incomplete system to check for vaccination status. This makes it look like COVID statistics are worse among that unvaccinated than they really are.

  49. Fast Eddy says:

    Ed Dowd: We’re in the Danger Zone – Excess Mortality Is Not Returning to Baseline

    “If people weren’t taking boosters, which they’re not, we should be back to normal for millennials at … no excess deaths. We’re still at 23%. And that’s alarming.”

    “It’s devastating long-term.”

    Full Video: https://banned.video/watch?id=63c76a833315ed1aa69924fa

    Unexplained Deaths: “Something Horrible Is Going On, and No One Seems to Want to Talk About It”

    Edward Dowd: “If the sudden deaths we’re seeing were occurring in the unvaccinated, this would be on every news channel 24/7. But it’s not. That’s all you need to know.”

    Full Video: https://www.redvoicemedia.com/video/2023/01/edward-dowd-reveals-who-he-thinks-is-behind-vaccine-turmoil-hint-its-not-big-pharma/ref/8/

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