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. Fast Eddy says:

    How powerful is big farma?

    Yep — all powerful … DOD is not behind this … nor the Elders… it’s all about big farma and profits…

    Says Tucker https://t.me/downtherabbitholewegofolks/63269

    Ya’ll are bein played

    • All of the Covid “vaccines” tested include graphine oxide particles that act a tiny antennas for electrical signals. These particle tend to gather in the spinal cord, brain, and at the site of injection. This is why so many people attract magnets at the site of injection. 10:29 minutes long.

      • Ed says:

        I believe the graphine reflects certain radio-waves and can be used to scan a person and tell if they are injected.

  2. MG says:

    Now we understand the suicide forest in Japan:

    Here I am, take my life, you plants!


    • One of the things the video mentions is that in times past, poor families dropped off elderly relatives at places such as this suicide forest, when the poor families could no longer afford to take care of such folks.

  3. Fast Eddy says:

    Quit Quitting… so what do they do for food? Do they transition to the hobo life?

    Or maybe… this is bs to explain away the worker shortage due to excess deaths and vax injuries…


  4. Herbie Ficklestein. says:

    Study: Enough rare earth minerals to fuel green energy shift
    The world has enough rare earth minerals and other critical raw materials to switch from fossil fuels to renewable energy to produce electricity and limit global warming, according to a new study that counters concerns about the supply of such minerals.
    With a push to get more electricity from solar panels, wind turbines, hydroelectric and nuclear power plants, some people have worried that there won’t be enough key minerals to make the decarbonization switch.
    Much more mining is needed, but there are enough minerals to go around and drilling for them will not significantly worsen warming, the study in Friday’s scientific journal Joule concluded.
    “Decarbonization is going to be big and messy, but at the same time we can do it,” said study co-author Zeke Hausfather, a climate scientist at the tech company Stripe and Berkeley Earth. “I’m not worried we’re going to run out of these materials.”
    Much of the global concern about raw materials for decarbonization has to do with batteries and transportation, especially electric cars that rely on lithium for batteries. This study doesn’t look at that.
    Looking at mineral demands for batteries is much more complicated than for electric power and that’s what the team will do next, Hausfather said. The power sector is still about one-third to half of the resource issue, he said.
    A lot depends on how fast the world switches to green energy.
    Another concern is whether the mining will add more heat-trapping carbon emissions to the atmosphere. It will, maybe as much as 10 billion metric tons, which is one-quarter of the annual global carbon emissions, Hausfather said. Renewables require more materials per energy output than fossil fuels because they are more decentralized, he said.

    But the increase in carbon pollution from more mining will be more than offset by a huge reduction in pollution from heavy carbon emitting fossil fuels, Hausfeather said.

    Stanford University’s Rob Jackson, who wasn’t part of the study, said while multiple lines of evidence show there are enough rare earth minerals, balance is needed: “Along with mining more, we should be using less.”

    Follow AP’s climate and environment coverage at

    • A person can get pretty much anything published.

      I notice:

      “Much of the global concern about raw materials for decarbonization has to do with batteries and transportation, especially electric cars that rely on lithium for batteries. This study doesn’t look at that.”

      Sounds like a big omission to me. I expect that there are a lot of other things it doesn’t look at, like the need for cheap fossil fuels for the extraction and the need for international trade.

      • Herbie Ficklestein. says:

        Thank you Gail for pointing out why their study is feasible by having overlooked intentionally these factors!
        Imagine this study was financed by those that would profit from this program

  5. Herbie Ficklestein. says:

    Great…It’s working….
    New York City will replace its largest fossil fuel plant with wind power, in a US first

    Michelle Lewis

    New York City’s largest fossil-fuel plant, which powers 20% of the city, will be replaced with offshore wind power.

    Ravenswood Generating Station is the New York City fossil fuel plant that will become an offshore wind hub. It’s a 2,480-megawatt (MW) power plant in Long Island City, Queens, across from Roosevelt Island, and it’s the Big Apple’s largest power plant.

    Here’s how it will work

    In a nutshell, the 27-acre waterfront oil and gas industrial site is going to be converted into a clean energy hub that will power one-fifth of New York City with offshore wind power.

    The Ravenswood offshore wind project will reuse existing physical and electrical infrastructure, and that’s going to save New York ratepayers money.
    An HVDC conductor cable will be brought onshore at the existing power plant site. The cable will interconnect via underground HVAC cables to the NYISO bulk electric system at existing substations adjacent to the site.

    It will also become an offshore wind operations and maintenance hub that will support the just transition of the existing fossil fuel plant workforce, and drive economic investment into a historically underserved community.

    Rise Light & Power states that the project will, with training programs and job opportunities, justly transition and upskill Ravenswood’s current Local 1-2 UWUA union workers.

    US congresswoman Nydia Velázquez (NY-7) said:

    America’s first renewable repowering of a fossil-fuel burning plant can happen right here in Long Island City, Queens, home to the city’s largest
    power generating facility. This project would greatly advance our state’s climate goals and be a win for environmental justice communities living nearby.

    I believe that the repowering of the Ravenswood Generating Station can serve as a model for the rest of the country as we work to cut our dependence on fossil fuels while also providing a just transition for residents and workers.

    Sure it will…model for the rest of the country…

    • Cromagnon says:

      The first great waves, after crust shell impact and the crustal tilt begins, will breach the Appalachians and flood across the Midwest.
      New York will be under a mile of Roiling North Atlantic seawater
      Who cares about wind turbines?

    • “Replace” stable supply with intermittent supply. This doesn’t really work.

    • Ed says:

      No mention of who will build the turbines, when, and how much they will cost. Nor how much it will cost to maintain the turbine in the salt spray. But plenty of grift building the “hub”.

    • Lastcall says:

      ‘…..be a win for environmental justice communities ….’

      Ominous sound.
      Will we all have to appear in front of these?

      Modern version of the ‘Forgive me father (they / them / it / the) for I have sinned’.

  6. Fast Eddy says:

    Doomies will enjoy this

    Why not https://t.me/downtherabbitholewegofolks/63153 Cant get any more f789ed up

    This is theatre… pretty bad acting too


    • Student says:

      Also because, if I remember well, that guy was involved in early revelations (I have to find the reference) and so it is a little bit strange that he was not fired or that he still speaks or that anyway he still works for Pfizer.
      That, of course, if I’m not wrong about him involved in early revelations.
      I will try to find it…

      • Student says:

        Maybe I’m wrong, maybe I’m too suspicious, but even if that guy was not interviewed before, I find very strange that those people speak freely at a pub with strangers.
        And I find very strange that this guy is always alone in an empty pub.
        I’m not saying that it is all fake, but maybe it is a controlled way to let something go out.
        Of course I say again ‘maybe’.

        A s you can see here, some of them have already done it in 2021…


      • Student says:

        He is very similar to a person working for Johnson & Johnson, who followed in 2021 a same path of revelations.. but he is not the same person.


        • Xabier says:

          Cui bono?

          It seems to me that, as excess deaths and burgeoning and dramatic SADS can’t really be hidden for long, this might be about directing public anger and attention to Pfizer – as the well-paid, utterly wicked, fall guys with a criminal record, mega fines, etc, – while Moderna and others producing the Miracle Tech emerge untainted, and the role of the US military (ie CIA,DARPA, BARDA) is down-played.

          Who, after all, is building the high-capacity ‘national’ vaxx factories in the UK , and elsewhere: AZ, Boris’s ‘flagship for global Bitain’? Pfizer or J&J, long-established companies? No. Moderna, the newcomer with no record.

          Also, these ‘revelations’ tell us the comforting tale that it is all about cynical corruption and reckless experiments rather than being an integral part of any wider scheme which is not primarily financial in motivation.

          • You say,

            “Also, these ‘revelations’ tell us the comforting tale that it is all about cynical corruption and reckless experiments rather than being an integral part of any wider scheme which is not primarily financial in motivation.”

            There are really lots of things going on at once, I am afraid. Researchers want to get ahead, so they follow the path that everyone else is on. US Congress and other countries equivalent funds this ridiculous approach.

  7. I AM THE MOB says:

    The New Greta.

    The American Greta!

    Coming soon..


  8. Fast Eddy says:

    Pilots are dying at Southwest Airlines at over 6X the normal rate after the COVID vaccines rolled out


    Getting Pfizer’s Covid booster and flu shot on the same day may raise the risk of a STROKE | Daily Mail Online


    • Herbie Ficklestein. says:

      Fellow Freedom Flyers:

      On Monday of last week, Holladay Aviation in Jacksonville, FL graciously hosted the Aviation Health and Safety Summit. The morning was full of amazing speakers presenting solutions to our present problem of vaccine injuries in the Aviation industry. The afternoon was then spent with Heart Care Corp. providing cardiac testing, free of charge, to those concerned about the possibility of COVID vaccine injury.

      We at US Freedom Flyers would like to thank Meredith and Dana with Holladay Aviation, as well as Heart Care Corp, Cardio Miracle, Dr Thomas Levy, Dr Judy Mikovits, Dr Bryan Ardis, Dr Ryan Cole, and Dan Gryder for their participation and willingness to lend their expertise.

      You can find videos of the morning event below:


      Internet rumor is that the US Freedom Flyers has been contacted by the WEF to procure unvaccinated pilots for their trip to Davos. This is false. We have never had, and we never will have contact with the World Economic Forum.

      We have been contacted by business owners worried about vaccine injuries among pilots and wanting to hire unvaccinated pilots. This is certainly true and is likely the source of the mention in the viral video. That interview was conducted months ago.

      Regardless, our mission remains the same: In addition to legal accountability, we are focused on cardiac testing and identifying medical solutions for our vaccine injured members.

      Lastly, a portion of the US Freedom Flyers team will be present at the Restore Freedom Rally in Orlando, FL this week. Josh Yoder will be speaking as well. If you are interested in attending the rally in person or viewing it online, visit http://www.restorefreedomrally.org to register.

    • From this article:

      The FDA is launching a bigger study to examine potential safety problems arising from vaccinating against Covid and flu simultaneously.

      The findings will help the agency decide whether to continue with its recommendation to get both vaccines at the same time next winter.

      We continue to vaccinate small babies with many vaccines at practically the same time. Have we ever tested to see whether this is safe? Could it be related to the rise in autism?

  9. Fast Eddy says:

    Secret Australian Government Reports prove COVID Vaccination has caused a shocking 5162% increase in Excess Deaths compared to the year 2020


    This would cause an employment crisis for sure….

  10. Fast Eddy says:

    So… we’re having lunch with one of M Fast’s friends… and M Fast say … don’t look but the lady at the table behind you has collapsed…

    Of course I swivel around and there she is gasping and panting and faint — as her 3 friends try to revive her… she somewhat recovers and they assist her to walk out of the restaurant leaving their food unfinished.

    A real live Vax Injury! How amazing is that!

    I’m thinking stroke … or mild cardiac event… was hoping to see the Defib in Action so was a bit disappointed

    • ivanislav says:

      Probably one of those dimwits who refused the vaccine and now has heart damage from Covid and climate change 🙂

  11. Kowalainen says:

    O.k, silicone grease applied to the rear mech and the chain slap brake eased off a bit.

    Shall we have a look at the winter kit:

    Onto the heavy anchorage causing wry smiles on the rapacious primate, yes indeed behold the front end on the vile crankenstein. 180mm rotors and quad pot calipers. Oh, yeah:

    Alright where were we?
    Right, embracing the suck.

    🏔️ 🚴 💨 💨 💨

    In the mean time:

    Hypers gonna hyper!
    MOARons gonna moar!
    Tryhards gonna tryhard!
    Anddd it’s all GONE!
    All retch and no vomit in perpetuity!
    Within temptation is truth.
    It is what it is.

    🛸 💨 💨 🌎💥☄️☄️☄️


    • reante says:

      Awfully close to the edge of that mat there. Careful you don’t get in trouble.

      I got a surly pugsley and an 8ft trailer with duallys. Our first year out in the country I put a wood stove in the RV and nighttime guerrila harvested all our firewood for the winter with a bow saw and hauled it home on the trailer. Been years since I’ve saddled up seeing as how I don’t believe in recreation for myself. She’s there waiting to be important again.

      • Kowalainen says:

        Commuting to work on the crankenstein of suck at -8C isn’t exactly recreational. It isn’t wrong to practice balance, straight and cardio to move gracefully upon Her realm.

        Get an e-bike with belt drive and geared hub for that RV.

    • Fast Eddy says:

      I like those metal studs on the tires. Grippy!!

    • Fast Eddy says:

      Moloch will grant us 30 years of BAU Lite if we can convince minimum 6B to inject.

      • Kowalainen says:

        Fsck BAU lite.
        I want “them” to squirm and twitch with the suck.


        • Fast Eddy says:

          I am all for ROF — let them tear themselves to pieces rape murder eat… for what they have done to the chickens.

          I’ll be sure to exit stage left with some Super Fent knowing that there is not point in fighting to survive cuz no one survives.

          ROF would be ideal

          • Kowalainen says:

            ROF is a bit too intense for the Hypers. They might enjoy it.

            We’re aiming for Schad, no?

            I just want them to feel the suck of a slow burn into oblivion. Just pure despair. Every of the seven stages of grief. Except he last one.

  12. Hello World says:

    A great way of looking at what Gail says is again Joseph Tainter. Here iin interview with Nate Hagan on the Great Simplification. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=undp6sgCIX4

    • Herbie Ficklestein. says:

      Yes, been watching some of his videos, very good discussions..
      Doubt we are going to a great simplification…more likely a great destruction.
      Nuclear weapons are available and too tempting.
      This discussion with Professor Tainter had many good points brought up.
      Won’t be able to invent our way out of the problems

    • I wish I had time to watch all of these videos. I know both Joe Tainter and Nate Hagens well. Joseph Tainter is known for “There are decreasing returns to increased complexity.”

      I very much agree with the initial premise that we are moving into a period of the great simplification. This is the major reason that the idea that we can move up the complexity chain, to an all electric society, based on variable input, is totally wrong.

  13. ivanislav says:

    Gail, it must be tiring to write articles along the same lines. Why don’t you write an article about all the (unlikely) ways or not-yet-available technologies that might potentially allow us to avoid decline? Might be fun.

    • davidinamonthorayearoradecade says:

      wouldn’t that be science fiction?

    • Dennis L. says:

      I have already suggested them, it is tough to be ahead of the times.

      The next milestone for man will be SpaceX, if that large ship works, we have a chance. Chatgpt could be interesting, trying that one out now.

      Not sure where you are, but the US is in for some tough times, money is not the problem, stuff and social relationships are.

      Dennis L.

      • Lidia17 says:

        Dennis, “a chance” at what?

        If people can’t currently establish a positive life/energetical situation on our home planet, what makes you think people will be able to create a somehow *better* system in the utterly uninhabitable voids of space.

        I really want to know what makes you think a person could actually live and breathe and be fed on the Moon/Mars/wherever in space.

      • ivanislav says:

        Lidia, he’s just engaging in typical human behavior. Varki and Brower argue in “Denial” that the ability to disbelieve obvious facts, such as our own mortality, was necessary for human intelligence to evolve: ever-present awareness of death would be debilitating, so we evolved a coping mechanism – denial.

        I don’t know whether their theory is correct, but the human capacity for denial is clearly true. It may instead have evolved from the need to agree with the group, irrespective of truth, because the social consequences of disagreement could be life-threatening.

        • Xabier says:

          A ‘denial’ mechanism certainly seems to operate: if we were continuously conscious of the certainty of death, or even of the radical uncertainty of life, we probably would cease to be able to function and end up as nervous, dispirited wrecks.

          Jung noted that his patients rarely had dreams relating to death even when they were obviously dying, the dream-world simply continued as usual.

          The theory is weak, however, when it attributes all religious beliefs to ‘denial’, discounting as it does experiences – which seem to be almost universal – which are interpreted, when one has them, as confirming human existence beyond the point of physical death.

          • Kowalainen says:

            Facing the inevitability of death doesn’t make people live acutely instead?

            What makes it absurd is that nobody worries about their birth. Clearly before one existed, one didn’t exist for a bloody awfully long time. It’s just a return to the normal state of being – nonexistence.

            What we really worry about is missing the little vices and desires we’re not quite “finished” with. Oh yes, the Hypers gotta hyper for just a wee bit longer.

            Yes, one should want to live. It is sort of explicit in the survival instinct of ours. But what does the Rapacious Primate do instead? Oh yes, get this; live through the eyes of others and their little vices and desires.

            It is not even absurd.

    • Lidia17 says:


      1.) You can’t win.
      2.) You can’t break even.
      3.) You can’t get out of the game.

      • ivanislav says:

        > 3.) You can’t get out of the game.

        “No one’s getting out alive”

        That reminds me, so many people ask “what’s the meaning of life?”

        It’s in the word: Life! I think the point is to be the last one standing.

        • Dennis L. says:

          Some of our genes are from the beginning of time, we are part of the game.

          Dennis L.

          • Lidia17 says:

            Ok, so where does that contradict “you can’t get out of the game”?

            • Dennis L. says:

              Have no children, you are out of the game.

              You are a woman, in Madison I think , UW Mad grad here; if you have no children, set the world on fire with great ideas. No sarcasm here, more of a question.

              Dennis L.

            • Lidia17 says:

              ALL of our genes are from “the beginning of time”. Where else would they come from?

              I have nothing to do with Madison. While married now, I don’t have kids (not out of negation so much as lack of serious opportunity for family formation in my earlier years), and I personally feel that makes it easier for me to perceive the current dysgenic mechanisms.

              In my 60s, it’s obvious that I am “out of the game”, and that that was a bad outcome for my genes. That’s ok. The world’s genes in the aggregate will express themselves in ways I cannot control, nor could I have controlled them had I had children.

              My sister (Mt. Holyoke, Wesleyan) has two children (father Fieldston, Wesleyan, UConn Law), and these children are both incredibly defective. Of college age, they are barely able to function, and may never be able to live independently, that I can see. They live in a world of Uber, Door Dash, Stream video games, etc.

            • Lidia17 says:

              Ok, well, I guess I won, then!

            • Lidia17 says:

              They can’t make a normal phone call, or write a normal letter. They simply don’t know what that kind of stuff is. They don’t know how to interact with the “real” world. It’s disconcerting to them (mom provides all).

            • Kowalainen says:

              “I personally feel that makes it easier for me to perceive the current dysgenic mechanisms”.

              I’d add sexual dimorphism causing various forms of nasty ‘expressions’ and exacerbations of the predicament.

              Nobody ever fail to “pass on” their genes in a world of 8B rapacious primates. Nature (the universe) just shelve your expression for some time and then punch it out as a slightly different embodiment when the time is right.

              Trial and error, mostly error.

              And isn’t that a sobering realization while being rocked around with the rapacious primate (mass)psychology and psychosis?

              The cringe of eternal non-recurrence.

            • Fast Eddy says:

              Just hauled this off Audible https://www.goodreads.com/book/show/27276428-the-gene

      • Dennis L. says:

        No, LIdia17 that is why there are men; they always try,, some make it, some are expendable; women are not.

        Dennis L.

        • Cromagnon says:

          That is actually one of the unsung basement bedrock rules of this artificial construct. Males are the driving forces of “ evolution”. Females are merely along for the ride.
          This is speaking strictly in the sense of the avatars themselves. The greater spiritual engineering level is almost (almost) impossible to access.
          The true reset that is coming will destroy everything from a civilization perspective but score this occurs we will see the availability of fully artificial wombs available to the wealthy. The female of the species will begin to fade into irrelevance,… but then the great cataclysm will level the field once again.

          It’s a construct people …… you are living in the Dreamtime.

          • ivanislav says:

            > Males are the driving forces of “ evolution”.

            Reproductive rate differentials among men are much higher than among women, so the selection must, by definition, be occurring primarily on the men.

          • Kowalainen says:

            “Males are the driving forces of “ evolution”. Females are merely along for the ride.”

            That is about due for a change I reckon.

            Let’s hypothesize a conversation with a N dimensional simulation engineer. Let’s call our base reality philosopher X and their ‘simulation’ engineer Y.

            X: What is it like to exist in your reality?
            Y: For you that would be unfathomable
            X: Do you have something similar to physics, space and time?
            Y: We create world-lines a priori and select interesting outcomes
            X: Why do you do that?
            Y: Why not?
            X: How can I escape the matrix?
            Y: You have the wrong perspective.
            X: How so?
            Y: You are very much me in the strictest sense.
            X: What do you mean?
            Y: Constructs like computers and calculating devises are pretty much irrelevant in our realm.
            X; So how does it work, how do you manifest?
            Y: As I said, we select among interesting world lines, nobody creates them
            X: What is an interesting world line? And how do you select.
            Y: We select for complexity and disregard endless repetitions.
            X: How do you detect eternal recurrence?
            Y: By instrumenting a world line with detectors.
            X: What does it mean?
            Y: Just following the state transitions that you perceive as space and time.
            X: What happens when you detect boredom?
            Y: We bring the world line out of existence.
            X: Last man standing, eh?
            Y: Yes.

      • Vern Baker says:

        What do the laws of thermodynamics have to do with anything!?

    • Withnail says:

      Gail, it must be tiring to write articles along the same lines. Why don’t you write an article about all the (unlikely) ways or not-yet-available technologies that might potentially allow us to avoid decline? Might be fun.

      You haven’t understood what technology is. Technology always and everywhere accelerates overall energy consumption and thus collapse.

  14. JMS says:

    Not to forget, these are the finest times of our lives.

    • davidinamonthorayearoradecade says:

      this is the best of all possible worlds.

      and the Core is the best place to be living.

      and 1953ish into 2023 has been the best 7 decades ever.

      is there no end to these heights?

      we drink the nectar of the gods tonight, baby.

  15. Fast Eddy says:

    They have either been totally suckered… or they are false actors playing roles — and they have been asked to add credibility to the ‘leak’ that would support the theme that this is all about the $$$$

    I suspect the latter.

    How would you get circus animals of this stature to play these roles? Easy – you simply explain the truth to them… and let them know there are two outcomes – ROF or extermination before ROF.

    Nobody wants ROF. They’d understand that are were performing the ultimate service to mankind.


    • Lidia17 says:

      What’s the point in these figures expending all this energy, though? They could just let the crapola all play out and do their bucket lists like you did, if they were really on Team De-Pop.

      I don’t know about McCullough, but Kirsch—to me—doesn’t have a great degree of intellectual “stature” in this arena; he just has a ton of cash to slosh around. Having been around MIT-types, I think Kirsch truly believes in his capacity to “win friends and influence people” with money as a measure of truth. I know MIT people who think their frozen heads will be resuscitated.. they are a very stupid variety of ‘smart’. As of now, I don’t think Kirsch is a plant. His energy is all impulsive and, in a lot of cases, wasted. Grasping. Malone is more likely to be some kind of DS player imo.

      • Fast Eddy says:

        If they are not in on it… then they are all MOREONS… that is 100% a false flag opp aimed at vilifying Fizzer and convincing the ant vaxxers it’s all about $$$ and corruption

        It’s working really well – most people believe that

  16. banned says:

    Jessica Rose explains blot-gate.
    It seems that the real world proteins created by the injection dont match Pfizers intended results. Which may be a good thing as discussed

    Jessica just returned from a conference in Sweden and her comment

    “the dam is cracking”.


    • I haven’t gotten all of the way through this video. Jessica Rose is explaining that the “Western Blot Test,” which is a basic test to see that the vaccines, as produced, are safe (in terms of the right concentrations of the right proteins), are not being done by outsiders. Instead, they are being done within the company by robots. The result seems to show that batches of the vaccine, as produced, are very uniform, and are producing the desired result. However, when humans try to reproduce the results, with actual commercial batches, the results are very different.

      Clearly, Pfizer has a financial interest in how this quality control step comes out. Leaving quality control entirely to the company, when 5.5 million people are to be injected with these products, is not right at all.

      • banned says:

        “very uniform” the adjective used by Jessica is “perfect”.

        If I am looking at a institutions books and they are perfect i get very suspicious.

        $10k allocated for maintenance exactly 10K spent
        $10k allocated for communications exactly 10k spent
        $10k allocated for team building exactly 10k spent

        But the fittings cost 57.96
        the routers cost 78.98
        the pizzas cost 16.43

        You will only see this in institutions with no independent auditor. Which is exactly the case here. Pfizer is doing its own audits with the blots. Rather a robot is. No accountability just code. And when someone takes a look at the production blots WHOA. Bernie Madoff.

  17. Why USA was so hell bent from making countries who were failures right from the start independent?

    USA cheated the Dutch East Indies from Amsterdam , which was bad. Eisenhower refused to save the besieged garrison of Dien Bien Phu by nuking Vo Nguyen Giap off.

    Because of these mistakes a lot of suffering occurred in the Indochina region.

    Colonialism is more efficient, because it limits the resources spent for the ruled. More resources , with virtually zero cost , for the countries more likely to advance civilization.

    Do we really need all these luxurious palaces in the Middle East? The goatherders sufficed a nice tent, and that was it. USA made all these sheiks obscenely rich and now the sheiks are getting very uppity. If the Mongols were around, they would have treated the goatherders according to the Mongol custom.

    In a sense we hit “Peak Human Rights”. Human Rights for the most unproductive, most wasteful and most destructive part of world population became so rampant that it is now consuming the entire world.

  18. Emasculating Asia might give the world 25 more years.

    Destroy the industrial centers of China and Korea, and the world will be in much better position to survive the next qtr century.

    • Ed says:

      China has nukes how will this “emasculating” be done?

      • Can it hit the West?

        I doubt it

        China is more noise than meat

        • banned says:

          Shenzen can make anything at any level of quality. They mostly make junk because buyers want to buy for pennys and sell for dollars. If people really knew the markups…

          Dont under estimate China military technology. Do you really think none of the technology we handed them got incorporated into weapon systems? Nor IMO will the systems china fields be all straight copies with no innovation. Innovation follows facilitation not visa versa. Principles are discovered in manufacturing. Many of the principles have military applications.

          How many artillery shells could china make if they put their weight behind it? If they ramped China could make more in a day than the USA in a year. Just like everthing else.

          How can we have a war with China when they make everything we consume including all our industrial spare parts? Everthing sensors ,motors, fittings. Everything.

          In wars past you destroyed the enemys industrial capacity. China is our industrial capacity. Destroying our own industrial capacity would cause us much less harm than destroying Chinas. Every single industrial shop would halt if China imports ceased.

        • drb753 says:

          I do not know which one is more absurd, the singularity, the fusion energy, that only landed people have a right to invent, or the idea that the West can stop an incoming nuclear tipped missile.

          • Cromagnon says:

            Whats the most absurd is that Homo sapiens does this stupidity all the while living “beneath” a glowing orb so powerful that it makes even the human imagination quail when it’s size and power is contemplated.
            That orb has visibly changed in appearance the last 5 decades as it prepares itself to unleash hell fire on “earth “

            Homo sapiens are idiots.

            • banned says:

              The orb doesnt lend itself to observation. How can you tell it has changed?

            • Cromagnon says:

              If you are over 50 and remember the soft yellow sun of the 70s and then observe the glowing incandescent malevolent white orb up there now…..

              Speak up boomers and Gen X
              You know what I am talking about.

              The simulacrum gives warnings…..

              Humans for the most part ignore them.

            • Cromagnon says:

              But when it turns Blood Red then humanity will look up…… when it goes black….. humanity will die.

            • Kowalainen says:

              On northern latitudes that glow ball is still quite reddish-yellow this time of year. It is like it will burn forever in the electrical currents maelstrom of the Milky Way. Probably will.

              You’re just nostalgic and forgetful of how it is to be a child with brain and sensing activity cranked all the way to 11.

  19. In retrospect, Woodrow Wilson’s idiotic decision to grant independence to Poland and Czechoslovakia probably doomed the West.

    Germans did WIN the lands from Brest-Litovsk, and Wilson should have realized the status quo ante. Instead the Poles and Czechs (the Slovaks didn’t care too much – there was no Slovakia until Josef Tiso) in USA lobbied for the independence of their shitty countries.

    The world don’t really need Poland and Czechia, whose contribution to the world civilization, other than some people who operated in other countries, consists of one thing – the world “Robot” by Karel Capek.

    By honoring Brest-Litovsk, the Western reaches of Civilization would have reached from the Caspian (USSR was to have NO access to the Black Sea) to Narva, gaining enough buffer from the eastern hordes.

    Wilson’s foolish decision reduced the reach of the West significantly, and now the East starts at Kaliningrad. Immanuel Kant, who never left Konigsberg, is now a Eastern philosopher, thanks to all the things started by Wilson.

    I wouldn’t even go to the idiocy of Truman not experimenting the Hydrogen Bomb at Shenyang and Beijing.

    • Herbie Ficklestein. says:

      What can I say, Kulm, woulda, could a, should a ..the story of History by our man Kummie..
      PS BTW..destroying China will mean you’ll be walking around barefoot..

    • ivanislav says:

      Since we’re playing what-ifs:

      If Germany didn’t attack the USSR, the rest of Europe might speak German today and Germany wouldn’t be slave to US interests.

      • If Woodrow Wilson, who didn’t have to worry about reelection, ignored the Polish and Czech votes and granted Germany the lands it won in the east in exchange for evacuating Belgium and Alsace-Lorraine in 1918, would Germany have attacked USSR?

        The blood is in the hands of Poles and Czechs.

        • drb753 says:

          you are in the wrong forum. Germany started running out of coal in the late 1930. Since they had no access to space energy, they thought of getting some from another country.

      • Ed says:

        Yes, a peaceful, happy, productive Europe.

      • reante says:

        The Third Reich was a nationalist regime therefore it had no designs on conquering Europe. It only sought lebensraum approximately based on Germanic history.

        • JMS says:

          Being a nationalist does not mean not liking and needing to own slaves. And the Nazis clearly saw the Slavic or the Latin world as a hotbed of slaves.
          Which I as a Latino, and libertarian by nature, can only disapprove.

          • reante says:

            Sure. I’m not a proponent of the third Reich either, I just don’t like Allied, Zionist propaganda. As a plantation economy, the State always has and always will run on slavery by definition. My point was that NSDAP’s very explicit ideology that was so popular in Germany structurally prevented egregious imperialism because autarkic principles are anathema to the maximum power principle of empire. It would be like Tulsi Gabbard acting like Victoria Nuland on the Ukraine war, which would be the end of Tulsi Gabbard; and vice versa it would be the end of Victoria Nuland.

            Besides that, it’s not structurally realistic to think that ANYBODY can run an industrial empire on a military conquering and holding of foreign land alone, as people mythologize about the ‘nazis’ wanting to do. Can’t be done. It can be done under agrarianism but not industrialism. Only economic neocolonialism can exist as a primary colonizer in the industrial age, backed by military. And those have to be internationalist by definition; Marxism or Merchant Banking. The Third Reich had no ideological mechanism for a colonial economics.

            That’s not to say that individual elites in the Reich hadn’t become deeply corrupted by power and opportunistic. Under natural law they couldn’t NOT become those things, and seek extraneous outlets for those urges, as in Latin America. But we still need to be aware of how the winners write history from Shadowplay, and in doing so
            chronically blame others for doing the dirty deeds what they themselves are doing much more successfully.

        • Tim Groves says:

          I can’t think of anything to say about Kulm’s if onlying. But I think this song says it all.

    • banned says:

      Damn Kulm. If it was not for other peoples actions you would be happy.

  20. Retired Librarian says:

    Are we nearing the end of this session?

  21. Herbie Ficklestein. says:

    URBANIZATIONVisualizing U.S. Consumption of Fuel and Materials per Capita
    Every building around us and every sidewalk we walk on is made of sand, steel, and cement.
    As a result, these materials lead consumption per capita in the United States. On average, each person in America drives the demand of over 10,000 lbs of stone and around 7,000 lbs of sand and gravel per year.

    Material/Fossil Fuel Pounds Per Person
    Stone 10,643
    Natural Gas 9,456
    Sand, Gravel 7,088
    Petroleum Products 6,527
    Coal 3,290
    Cement 724
    Other Nonmetals 569
    Salt 359
    Iron Ore 239
    Phosphate Rock 166
    Total 39,291
    The construction industry is a major contributor to the U.S. economy.
    …Despite ongoing efforts to fight climate change and reduce carbon emissions, each person in the U.S. uses over 19,000 lbs of fossil fuels per year.
    Gasoline is the most consumed petroleum product in the United States.
    In 2021, finished motor gasoline consumption averaged about 369 million gallons per day, equal to about 44% of total U.S. petroleum use. Distillate fuel oil (20%), hydrocarbon gas liquids (17%), and jet fuel (7%) were the next most important uses.

    Click on the link for visual pie charts…
    Boy, this IS Incredible…talk about living in the sweet spot…this is going some downslope

  22. Ed says:

    The war against the west/white/civilization is going well. Can the shooting war be expanded to all of Europe and Russia? To the US? Can the immigration rate from south to US be raised above the three million per year?

    In the East the work of providing energy and advancing civilization is progressing. Can nuclear be rapidly expanded?

    South America and Africa drift along oblivious to whatever goes on in the rest of the world. If China plants South America and Africa as giant wood lots how much energy can it harvest per year? This could be my meal ticket, my scam to sell, the two continent wood lot solution.

    Australia provides coal to China and NZ provides food to China.

    • Ed says:

      The two wood lots can supply 24 quads per year. The US uses 98 quads per year and China uses 165 quads per year. A lot of energy but not BAU.

    • ivanislav says:

      The west didn’t value or maintain its ethnicity or culture. Now it seems to be dying out, exactly as it should if looked at from a purely mechanistic point of view. The system had some positive features, but was unstable. Another temporary equilibrium will be found.

    • I hate to say this, but countries not mentioned in Charles Murray’s Human Achievement have no business existing in today’s world, let alone advancing civilization

      • Different people have quite different views on this.

      • JMS says:

        A “Human Achievement” catalog that does not include any Portuguese could only have been made by and for chauvinist ignoramus. More than enough to qualify Murray’s work as a variety of mental wanking. No wonder you’re a fan

        • Portugal has exactly one guy. Egas-Moniz, who did anything in science. His greatest achievement is the invention of lobotomy, not something Portugal would be proud of, although the Portuguese did use his face for its old banknotes and built statues and monuments for him.

          • JMS says:

            I could provide Murray with the names of at least 20 portuguese “achievers” more important than the inventor of lobotomy. Too bad he didn’t talk to me before publishing his wondrous catalogue.

      • Lidia17 says:

        In my vision of a perfect world, you’re correct. [I didn’t read Murray’s book and so I will take JMS’s word for it that the Portuguese should be included in the pantheon.]

        But when you say a certain thing “has no business existing”, it smacks of rights. I’m saying this as a person who likes rights as much as the next guy, but… the problem with “rights” is that they don’t exist in reality outside the parameters by which a group can acquire and maintain them by force. (That’s assuming the group is even interested in doing so in the first place.)

        Is France (for example) interested in protecting its history and religion? Clearly not, so these institutions will continue to be burned down and vandalized by Muslim invaders/invitees, and priests along with the citizenry will continue to be allahu-akbared. This “doesn’t have any business” happening, and yet it *is* happening. Thousands of churches have been maliciously destroyed in recent years.

        One still has to explain reality when it doesn’t coincide with one’s druthers. “Advancing civilization” isn’t like some kind of certificate that you get after passing a class. The 75-IQ thug outside the door will rip up your certificate and take your lunch money, too.

        I look around the place where I live, and people of European heritage are completely demoralized. Currently they are only offered movies, books, stage plays, music, laws, and public initiatives that center around PoC. It’s gotten to the point that life has become hair-rippingly boring. The 100% white local Rotary Club offers a scholarship to the kid who can deliver the best speech about DIE (diversity, inclusion, equity, I think that is). One might have thought it a passing fad a few years ago, but this delusional idolatry is clearly never going to end until we suffer a complete collapse, in the fashion of the Soviets, when the accumulation of lies is simply too great to bear.

        What has “business existing” is what exists. Western culture was able to flourish on the backs of a.) a majority populace with 100+ IQ, b.) a favorable energy picture, and c.) tightly-knit supportive ethnic and religious constituencies. Now, few places in the Western world have any of those things—they have been almost completely deracinated—and there’s no “justice” that’s going to turn the clock back to a previous time (which itself was fraught with plenty of conflict and suffering.. not saying it wasn’t).

        Other groups will simply move in and establish other regimes of power, culture, and behavior, degraded as we may regard them to be.

        The future belongs to the Cargo Cult.

        • ivanislav says:

          It’s not just a question of immigration.

          All groups are getting dumber in advanced societies, on account of breeding success not being downstream of qualities that create societies capable of advancement.

          • Lidia17 says:

            Even the primary groups are losing ground, cognitively speaking.

            From a thrift store, I purchased an old book that was part of an old-timey subscription series for kids. Once beautifully-bound, 400+ pages of amazing engraved graphics and stories from around the world, it’s called the “Wide Awake Pleasure Book”, and it has the most mind-boggling rebuses and other challenging word and number puzzles. I am lucky if I can figure out one in ten, and this is aimed at children!!! It was sold at $2.00/year or $.20/issue, out of Boston, MA.

            My copy is missing a lot of pages in the front, but superficial online research shows it was published in the 1880s.

        • JMS says:

          Kulm looks like an old fifth-century Roman yearning for the return of past centuries’ glory, shaking his head at the filthy barbarians with no manners or taste, while saying “They have no business being here. How many barbarians are in the Roman Achievement book?”

        • Ed says:

          “The future belongs to the Cargo Cult.”

          Replacing 2+GW of nuke power with wind turbines in NYC is a prime example. I can’t wait to see how many billion dollars they spend before they give up.

        • Ed says:

          “I look around the place where I live, and people of European heritage are completely demoralized. Currently they are only offered movies, books, stage plays, music, laws, and public initiatives that center around PoC.”

          Here in New York it is POC and LGB.

      • Lidia17 says:

        Here ya’ go.. perfect example of the Cargo Cult mentality. Document = competency:

        Article summation: “*Many* of those people **may** lose their certification but likely won’t be criminally charged, federal officials said.”

        They just “may” lose certification after having fraudulently bought an accreditation they aren’t capable of obtaining on their own.

        The rest are just out there “caring” for your relatives.

  23. Rodster says:

    “The Collapse of the Covid Narrative, Will anyone notice?”

    Paul Craig Roberts

    Project Veritas, the greatest truth-teller of our time, records Jordon Trishton Walker, Pfizer Director of Research and Development, Strategic Operations mRNA Scientific Planner, while he describes Pfizer’s complete capture of its regulatory agencies and Pfizer’s plan to mutate viruses so that Pfizer will have endless profits from selling vaccines.

    This admission is scandalous. Don’t expect to hear about it from the whore media. Don’t expect Congress to put its political campaign donations from Big Pharma at risk by investigating. Big Pharma and its federal regulatory agencies’ crimes against humanity will continue unabated.

    You can watch the video of the confession here: https://rwmalonemd.substack.com/p/project-veritas-has-broken-pfizers?utm_source=substack&utm_medium=email#play

    • Ed says:

      It will not be on the TV. It did not happen.

      • Fast Eddy says:

        It’s a stitch up… there is no way even if that was true that he’d ever tell anyone…

        It’s not true – we know the DOD is behind the vax… Fizzer is a patsy…

        This story is complete nonsense — but it does make the anti vaxxers believe this is all about $$$$… not extermination

    • houtskool says:

      To confess or to believe
      There’s no difference my friend
      In a world of fiat currencies
      Trying to retrieve
      From the beginning to the end

    • Fast Eddy says:

      Roberts has also been played… those greedy Pfizzers!!! Just want $$$ forever!!!

  24. Herbie Ficklestein. says:

    Big Oil poised to smash annual profit records — sparking outcry from campaigners and activists
    PUBLISHED FRI, JAN 27 2023 5:52 AM EST
    Sam Meredith CNBC

    Oil majors Exxon Mobil, Chevron, BP, Shell and TotalEnergies are slated to report a combined profit of $190 billion for 2022, according to estimates from analysts at Refinitiv.
    U.S. President Joe Biden has previously accused oil companies of reaping a “windfall of war,” while simultaneously refusing to help lower prices at the pump for American consumers.
    “I have called 2022 the year the empire struck back,” Mark van Baal, founder of Dutch shareholder activist Follow This, told CNBC via telephone.
    ….Harming both people and the planet’
    Record earnings from the West’s largest oil and gas majors have also renewed calls for higher taxes, particularly at a time when surging gas and fuel prices have boosted inflation around the world.
    Alice Harrison, fossil fuels campaign leader at advocacy group Global Witness, said, “We must all call out profiteering like this.”
    She described the historic revenues for energy giants as “disgraceful” given that “much of this money is being made at the expense of the millions of people who have been pushed into poverty because of the skyrocketing cost of gas.”
    “An increased windfall tax to help those struggling to pay their bills, along with a significant boost in renewable energy and home insulation, would end the fossil fuel era that is harming both people and the planet so severely,” Harrison told CNBC via email.
    To be sure, burning fossil fuels, such as coal, oil and gas, is the chief driver of the climate emergency.

    What till there is no gas or diesel at the pumps…then that will be a real Emergency 🦺

    • The profits of oil and gas companies would be a whole lot lower if they could find worthwhile places to reinvest the funds they have into new drilling. As it is, they return the profits to shareholders. Their stocks (and utility stocks) have historically held by pension funds because they provided reasonably good return. Taxes on oil companies tend to be disproportionately high, also.

      • Sam says:

        Yes this is the meme the left tries to use that we have so much oil… if there is a problem why are oil companies making record profits.. they are getting rich by gouging us… blah blah blah

      • Sam says:

        I do wonder what the quality of oil in Ghana will be?!?

    • Hubbs says:

      This warrants further analysis. What has been the average ratio of revenue profits allocated to shareholders vs amounts devoted to reinvestment in exploration and drilling -both in lean years and bountiful years, and especially if record levels of debt have been incurred to pay investors their “mandated” dividends? At what point does big oil need to be incentivized to plow its profits into exploration vs being punished for windfall profits by excess taxation. What are the historic norms?

    • moss says:

      Oil majors combined 2022 profits USD190B
      Let’s compare these “windfall of war” profits against the world’s largest five banks

      Profits = earnings, not dividends
      Listing by market cap they are JPM, Bank of America, ICBC (HK), WellsFargo and China Construction Bank
      Total Latest Earnings USD217B
      If we replace the two China banks (on the basis of supposed accounting credibility) with the next two Western banks, Morgan Stanley and Citigroup
      top 5 combined earnings USD122B

      USD200B divided by global pop is about USD25 per capita per annum. One asks oneself immediately why the benefit of these handful of banks to mankind is roughly equal to the principal source of energy for the world’s transportation.
      Of course, because of the inestimable value of allocating capital through rentier capitalism, and don’t you forget it. Or else

      The point is moot completely as to whether sinoese banks are more adept at inflating earnings than Western ones are at siphoning them off into dark corners with derivatives.
      How does one pronounce Arthur Anderson in Cantonese?

    • banned says:

      Whether the its fake or not it corresponds with what is commonly understood.
      Pharma creates pathogens (measure) and creates the “cure” (countermeasure) at the same time. Really this is not debated. One of the best examples is Ralph Barics 2015 coronavirus spike protein patent that was applied for concurrently with his and Zengli Shi’s 2015 publishing of their paper on the creation of a chimeric coronavirus in NATURE that “voraciously” attacked human lung tissue in vitro in nature for peer review. Their words not mine.

      In the same time frame this patent.

      Inventors: William Messer, Ralph Baric, Aravinda de Silva, Boyd Yount
      Methods and compositions for chimeric coronavirus spike proteins
      Patent number: 9884895
      Abstract: The present invention provides compositions and methods comprising a chimeric coronavirus spike protein.
      Type: Grant
      Filed: March 20, 2015
      Date of Patent: February 6, 2018
      Assignee: The University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill
      Inventors: Ralph Baric, Sudhakar Agnihothram, Boyd Yount

      This is not a singular event. Pharma has been up to their ass in coronaviruses.

      To my mind there were no revelations in the Project Veritas video. Ralph Baric when asked about gain of function basically says he has no problem with gain of function.

      How do you define gain-of-function research?

      “Human beings have practiced gain-of-function for the last 2,000 years, mostly in plants, where farmers would always save the largest seeds from the healthiest plants to replant the following year. The reason we can manage to have 7 billion people here on the planet is basically through direct or indirect genetic engineering through gain-of-function research. The simple definition of gain-of-function research is the introduction of a mutation than enhances a gene’s function or property—a process used commonly in genetic, biologic, and microbiologic research.”


      Without gain of function their is no meat to virology. If all you can do is collect and catalogue viruses it eliminates 95% of the research.

      As far of the assertions that viruses are not communicable and never have been… that covid 19 can not be spread in human to human contact… that a arolsized substance was deployed to create it… I will never know. To do that would be to do your own research. When i got chicken pox my sister did too. So theres that. You could walk through a covid ward to find out. Thats not conclusive you might have natural immunity. If the disease is caused by a arolsized substance the ward is probably contaminated.

      As far as the decision to be injected with a DOD contract “gene therapy” substance do these debates really matter? It comes down to this.
      1; You are a “believer” in technology magic and dot gov and no research into substances they ask you to inject in your body is required.
      2; You reserve the right to research whether things that are requested to be injected in your body are beneficial to yourself and society. Risk vs reward.
      3; You just dont want any of these artificially created substances in your body period. If they insert them via contagion so be it.

      Im of the #3 mindset. The whole thing is so convoluted and has lost all trust for me. The media blitz, the whole thing stinks. A blank piece of paper for the substance identity and characteristics. Good god.

      Whether they are tweaking viruses and creating “measure” and “counter measure” really doesnt matter IMO. They are but its not really important. They are not stopping but accelerating. The fact is we have no control of that. None. We do have control over our decision to agree to inject substances into our body or not.

      There will be no changes. Everyone knows now. Excess mortality is currently at 23%. See any changes? Even a quiet announcement that only those over 50 should be injected? No. Instead they have added these substances to approved childhood injections when their is statistically close to zero risk for children and sars cov 2 “infection” . The experiment continues. The experiment has an existence that is supported with great strength. If this was a regulated substance the injections would have ceased in early 21. This is a unregulated substance(s) manufactured under operation warp speed DOD OTA contract. It is being deployed. It and the next generation MRNA substances and nanotechnology and whatever else rabbits in a hat will continue to be deployed. The identity of the substances are not disclosed. In liu of empirical identification of the substance(s) a narrative is provided.

      • You have laid out the subject of the involvement of the medical research industry in making viruses and “vaccines” to match the viruses well. Quite a few people who are concerned about the issue are aware of the problem, but it is hard to move policy in the direction of getting rid of both current “vaccines” and new uses for similar products.

        • Student says:

          Pharmaceutical industry and armies all over the world probably believe that mRNA technology is good for the future concerning the health industry and for new kind of wars.
          This happens particularly in the ‘western world’, probably because it was the one pushing it in a very strong way.
          Little particular: the first step ‘in the business’ has been a total disaster and almost a poison.
          They are trying to cover the sh** in every way.
          Maybe a great collapse or a war could probably help to calm things down (on this aspect…).

          • Cromagnon says:

            Ever here a story about a couple of places called Sodom and Gommorah?

            There will be millions of “Lots wives” in the very near future.
            Plasma bolts do that sort of thing

      • Lidia17 says:


      • Fast Eddy says:

        How do you get all governments the DOD CNNBBC etc… to go along with this…

        Surely there would be push back….

        Oh and how do you get the Elders on board? They own the Fed… they don’t need to take a commission for allowing this crime against humanity … (crime against chickens is more my concern these days)…. they own the DOD too… they own the Deep State…

        Why would they allow this? Hint – they wouldn’t.

        UEP Baby

        • JMS says:

          Or else DOD (Depopulation On Demand) Baby.

          • Fast Eddy says:

            Only one problem with depop … it implies BAU Lite is feasible. It’s not.

            Depop would cause collapse and ROF.

            Look at the employment crisis caused by vax injuries and deaths… many businesses are at a breaking point already …

  25. Fast Eddy says:

    Speaking to another Vaxxer this evening … 4 x Rat Juiced… ‘feels like I always have a mild flu … lacking in energy… never goes away’

    To look at her you’d not think she was not feeling well… to look at all the Vaxxers they look ok … but…. they ain’t.

    Hey norm .. how are you feeling bro? How’s the stroke recovery? Fast says HE’s happy to wheel you around …

    • Herbie Ficklestein. says:

      Michael Erman

      (Reuters) – New data from one U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) database shows a possible stroke risk link for older adults who received an updated Pfizer/BioNTech COVID-19 booster shot, but the signal is weaker than what the agency had flagged earlier in January, health officials said on Thursday.

      U.S. Food and Drug Administration officials said they had not detected a link between the shots and strokes in two other safety monitoring databases.

      The new data was presented at a meeting of outside experts that advise the FDA on vaccine policy.

      Earlier this month, U.S. health officials said they had detected the possible link to ischemic strokes in people over age 65 who received the newer booster shots in its Vaccine Safety Datalink (VSD) database. They said at the time it was very unlikely to represent a true clinical risk.

      Nuttie Eddie…it’s just your imagination…the data shows no direct link wink 😉

      • banned says:

        It appears they are throttling back the experiment a bit. Too many sudden deaths in media-bad for the experiment and that bothersome excess death metric. Since MRNA and lipid nano are now the basis of the “flu shot” it will suffice for continuing the experiment. The substance(s) denoted as “vaccines” become slightly less promoted as that particular designation has questions in the publics mind now. That term gets moved to the backburner but still gets kept warm for future public consumption. In the meantime a MRNA and lipid nanoparticle substance is deployed denoted as “the flu shot” which has less questions in the publics mind than the “vaccine” term.

        I wonder if the “flu shot” falls under the “vaccine” indemnity legal umbrella?

        The “flu shot” is now experimental gene editing technology. Just like that. Presto chango. Wait I thought the reason for the “operation warp speed” deregulation of the experimental gene editing technologies was the urgency of the “deadly pandemic”? Is the flu now a “deadly pandemic”? Confused. Silly me. The experimental gene editing technology having been proved 100% safe and effective can now be used for every purpose formally done with other pharma substances.


  26. Herbie Ficklestein. says:

    Surprise, surprise

    New York(CNN)If airlines are to avoid repeats of recent service problems, they’ll need to have a lot more back-up in place, according to United CEO Scott Kirby.

    “You can’t run an airline like it’s 2019, and the reason is because the system is just stressed to the max,” Kirby told CNN’s Christine Romans in an interview this week. “There’s strains everywhere, whether it’s in security or FAA staffing or systems. Across the board there are strains in the system, aircraft manufacturers delivering, having enough pilots and all of those stresses and strains means that the system is tighter.”

    “And when something happens, the straws are much more likely to break the camel’s back. And you’ve seen it over and over again,” he said. “It just doesn’t take much to break the back of the system.”

    That’s the plan Kirby..break the system…of course there will be still private jets for certain important people

    • Too many supply lines operating close to the edge. The number of workers available tends to be too low. Weather fluctuations can leave needed airline staff in the wrong place. Or they don’t have enough “available hours” left in the 24 hour period, or week or month.

      • Lidia17 says:

        Yesterday I read an account where, due to age restrictions, a pilot would be grounded at midnight on his birthday, no matter where he was with respect to his home base. Seemed kind of draconian.

        Funny how they can be persnickety about things like that, while ignoring other glaring safety problems.

        • Xabier says:

          Someone left a comment at JMG’s Covid post stating that the rules absolutely do not permit pilots who have taken experimental drugs to fly for 12 months. Seems a wise provision.

  27. MG says:

    The new type of the human waste: the houses


    • The most important thing about houses is “Location, Location, Location.” Technology makes bigger farms feasible, reducing the need for homes in rural areas. With falling overall population and poorer people (so that more people need to share apartments),the need for apartments/homes falls. Young people move to the city from rural areas, leaving fewer families in rural areas needing homes.

      The above are general reasons why a person would expect the number of rural needed homes to fall, for a lot of “advanced” economies.

      The video says that homes in Japan are depreciating assets, unlike the rest of the world. Japan builds a huge number of new homes in cities. The older homes quickly drop in value to close to zero, or to exactly zero. The rate of depreciation is very fast– for wooden homes, about 25 years; about 37 years for concrete homes. Zoning codes have been rapidly changing, because of a fear of earthquakes. This makes people believe that new homes will be much safer. Also, after World War II, the government subsidized building of new homes with low interest rates. The homes that were built were very cheaply built with little insulation. They were not intended to last more than 30 or 40 years. Tax structure made taxes on vacant land very high, but taxes on land with a structure built on it very low ($75 per year in the example given). Since homeowners know that homes “always” depreciate in value, they have little incentive to keep them up. Also, demolishing these homes costs money. I know from my visit to Japan that inheritance of these homes is problematic as well because inheritance taxes are high, if a son or daughter wants to inherit the home. It makes more sense to move elsewhere.

      The new homes are built more substantially. They could last longer, with proper maintenance.

      • MG says:

        The Japanese really tried everything and soon understood that the repair of the home requires more energy than building a new house.

        • Trying to fix up electricity and insulation to current standards is often a problem with old houses.

          There are lots of other things that go wrong as well. We found that the area in front of our 35 year old house had settled, breaking the concrete and a sewer pipe. We had to have a plumber install new sewer pipe, and we needed someone to replace a fairly big area of driveway concrete. All of this was energy intensive and expensive.

          • MG says:

            The biggest problem in the US construction is the expansive soils. No insurance covers it.


            “Expansive soils are the costliest natural hazard in the United States, causing more damage than all other natural hazards combined, including earthquakes, floods, tornadoes and hurricanes, notes a 1982 Federal Emergency Management Agency report (https://bit.ly/3m1HLL4). This damage occurs more in areas with a combination of highly expansive clay and cycles from very dry to very wet climates, which cause the soil volume to change.”

            • The problem where we live may indeed be “expansive soils.” The soil is clay, and the amount of moisture varies from year to year. Fortunately, our house has a basement, so the pluming problem wasn’t under the slab, where it would be impossible to get to. Instead, the plumbing problem was under our driveway, which is still expensive to replace, but at least it can be done with typical equipment.

              The change soil levels had also broken pieces of the concrete away at the end of the stairs leading out of our house. We had “patched” that problem with some plastic stuff that held together the pieces that were still OK, so that more pieces wouldn’t break off, creating a tripping hazard. So we needed to fix both problems with new concrete, besides fixing the plumbing problem.

          • MG says:

            My house here in Slovakia is built on clay, too. I did not know the problem, until I started to study it. The symptoms were the cracks on the house on the border between the parts of the house with the basement and without the basement, i.e. the shallow foundations.

            I also found out that the clay on my plot has got most probably the human environmental damage origin: it had accumulated from the neighbouring hill, where the erosion created a gully. Such accumulation of the material from the gully is called the colluvial fan. When it is wet, the soil is muddy here on my plot, it swells; when it is dry, it is hard like a rock, with cracks, it shrinks.

            When I was digging the ditch for the new sewer pipe under my garden, I found the topsoil burried under the clay layer.

            Here in Europe, there is a lot of environmental damage caused by mining or erosion, that the ordinary people are not aware of.

            • MG says:

              When creating the new concrete path to my house instead of the old cracked one, we put the rebar in the concrete.

              It is not cheap to build in the areas that are damaged by the previous human activity.

    • MG says:

      The most ugly thing about the humans: the pollution

      No species creates anything worse than the human pollution.

      The world before us was nice, the world after us is horrible.

      The human species of the past was nice, the human species of the future is horrible.

      The Hell on Earth. Who wants to stay here?

      • Fast Eddy says:

        Yes – humans are vile … destructive… cruel beasts…

        I can see many are coming around to the position of — The Final Solution

        Extinct the Humans. Beast the children to death

        Feed them to the pigs

      • MG says:

        Especially, when the new houses must be more energy efficient than the old ones.

      • Yeast produce wine as part of their pollution. Perhaps we need to find useful pollution.

      • Lastcall says:

        Carbon dioxide was running short, plants were being poisoned by excess O2.
        We are here to restore the balance; unearth the carbon riches buried within the earth-banks.
        Planet will get rid of us once we have done our work.
        In the same way, we have spread plants far and wide.
        Job nearly done.

        • Cromagnon says:

          You may be more correct than you know.
          CO2 levels fell at the height of the glacial advance nearly to levels that would have stopped plant respiration.
          People dont realize this little factoid.

          Of course the simulacrum going to wipe us out now.

          So there is that little wrinkle.

          • Fast Eddy says:

            This would explain intelligence… it allows us to burn the carbon and complete our mission as a species… now that we have burned up most of it … it’s time to exit

            • Lidia17 says:

              By George, I think he’s got it!
              (Rex Harrison voice)

            • Cromagnon says:

              I think it is all obviously a repeating mathematically precise metronomic event.
              The great solar flash destroys us.
              The Edenic World is reborn,the great oil reservoirs are refilled fast by the vast geomagnetic event on underlying rock structures.
              Hells bells even the eggheads say that mathematics underlies reality…. the idiots just don’t seem to grasp that would only be the case in a constructed world. In a real world math would reflect underlying physics,… here it is bedrock ( the fake kind)

    • Lidia17 says:

      “Human waste” in the organic sense, is not a bad thing, and houses made of natural materials that may eventually degrade aren’t necessarily bad, either. There are many wooden houses in Europe, and even in the US, that have survived for hundreds of years. There’s no reason the house I am having built shouldn’t last over 200 years. The house I am living in now is 120+ years old and only needs a bit of siding repair and eventually a new roof.

  28. Herbie Ficklestein. says:

    Exodus of Wealthy Chinese Accelerates With End of Covid Zero
    China could face at least $150 billion capital flight: Natixis
    Resumption of travel opens gates for China’s wealthy to leave
    January 25, 2023 at 4:00 PM EST
    President Xi Jinping’s decision to dismantle Covid travel restrictions is accelerating an exodus by wealthy Chinese, who could fuel billions in capital outflows as they plow cash into property and assets abroad.
    Since the end of Covid Zero in December, many rich Chinese have begun traveling overseas to check out real estate or firm up plans to emigrate, immigration consultants said in interviews. That’s threatening a brain drain in the world’s second-largest economy as well as outflows that could pressure its financial markets.

    But China is the Great next World Power..why leave now?

  29. Herbie Ficklestein. says:

    Chase Bank Shutting Down Its ATMs
    Story by Jennifer Hollohan • Wednesday
    Crime is surging in New York City, forcing many companies to rethink how they do business. Unfortunately, the impact is far-reaching, as even banks have to make rapid adjustments. A prime example is Chase, whose customers received unwelcome news last week.
    CityHundreds of Chase ATMs dot New York City. So until now, its customers had no problem getting cash for a late-night snack or trip to the bar. But that all changed on a dime.
    This week, the banking giant announced it would no longer allow 24-hour access to many of its ATMs in the city. Chase cited multiple reasons for the bad news, including “rising crime and vagrancy.” The company determined some areas were no longer safe for its customers late at night.
    Chase provided a statement to CNN about the closures. It read, in part, “We review our ATM hours on a case-by-case basis and for a variety of reasons may decide to temporarily close some overnight.” However, the bank did not shutter the impacted ATMs.
    Instead, Chase instituted adjusted hours. Some ATM vestibules will close around 5 or 6 pm. But others will remain open until 10 pm.

    Of course, it’s for your own safety and good…do it gradually and the public are more likely to accept and not make such a fuss about it all…those ATMs are dangerous and need to be eliminated, better to have a digital currency..will be more safe and efficient

  30. Herbie Ficklestein. says:

    Johnson is a biotech entrepreneur who hopes to game nature’s course of aging and have the organs and health of an 18-year-old by going through an intense data-driven experimental program he’s called Project Blueprint.
    According to a recent Bloomberg profile of the CEO, Johnson could spend up to $2 million on his body this year and there are early glimpses that show he may be on track to unlocking the secret to age reversal.
    Test results from doctors suggest that Johnson has the heart of a 37-year-old, the skin of a 28-year-old, and the lung capacity of an 18-year-old, Bloomberg’s Ashlee Vance reported.
    45-year-old biotech CEO may have reduced his biological age by at least 5 years through a rigorous medical program that can cost up to $2 million a year, Bloomberg reported
    …Johnson’s 5 a.m.-mornings for example start with two dozen supplements for all kinds of purported health benefits: lycopene, metformin, turmeric, zinc, and, for brain health, a small dose of lithium, among others.
    His meals, a mix of solid and soft foods, are vegan and restricted to 1,977 calories a day. He exercises daily, with three high-intensity workouts a week, and goes through blood tests, MRIs, and colonoscopies each month, Bloomberg reported.
    “What I do may sound extreme, but I’m trying to prove that self-harm and decay are not inevitable,” Johnson told the outlet.

    May Henry Kissinger and Company live forever more! Along with Warren Buffett, Billie Gates, George Soros ect..We need them and the elites to guide us all through the Great reset and afterwards …sarcasm

    • Fast Eddy says:

      He sounds like a total WAN.Ker… typical circus animal with too much money

      • Xabier says:

        His regular colonoscopy seems well-merited, I’d say…..

        • Cromagnon says:

          Ever see what Ray “I will live forever “ Kurzeil looks like? Wanker is to kind a term,… the singularity looks like an aging chimp with a bad toupee.

      • David says:

        I know a fair number of people who are 75 and look 55. It seems to just need the following:

        eat healthily (see Weston Price Foundation or other ‘sensible’ websites)
        exercise a fair amount
        minimise the chronic stress.

        It saves up to $2M per year, apparently. Tell him.

        Also three ‘experts’ who are concerned with ‘longevity’ – Rhonda Patrick, David Sinclair and Peter Attia – apparently took the wonder injection. Why?

    • It seems like eating a healthy diet and getting plenty of exercise would go a long way toward what achieving the same end.

      • Kowalainen says:

        I reckon some vigorous churning and turning trounces this so called “program” any day of the week.

        But everybody already know that liberal amounts of suck is going to work, so that’s not going to fly off the shelves any time soon.

        It’s all about incentives and delusion.
        I.e, throw some money at the problem and hope it sticks.

      • Lastcall says:

        Healthy soil biome is the cornerstone of good health; good ‘planetary gut’ biome.
        Growing plants would provide food and exercise.
        Being a W..ker this would not occur to him. Instead he has an energy and resource intensive mindset.
        Is he Injected?

      • Fast Eddy says:

        Ya but this guy is obviously mentally ill… and a wan. ker

        I wonder if he has Rat Juiced… I betcha he’s had 5

  31. Student says:


    ”EU Considering $100 Price Cap on Russian Diesel”


    It will be very interesting to follow what will happen about this weird move.

  32. Tim Groves says:

    Just like that! TV presenter Konstantina Klokotara collapses on air during a broadcast.


    • Kowalainen says:

      “The Fizer flop”.


      • Fast Eddy says:

        Sounded like she busted her skull…

        norm – we are curious – what do you think when you see that?

        • Rodster says:

          The 2 best comments:


          If journalists and reporters had done their jobs, and asked questions, we wouldn’t be in this situation.
          3 days ago

          This is why I cheer ever time one goes down. The media were/are the single greatest problem of mankind today.

          ^^^ Amen !

        • Rodster says:

          “norm – we are curious – what do you think when you see that?”

          I don’t need to use up my dating drugs.

    • Fast Eddy says:

      Huge Schad.. just what I was hoping for… makes my week….

      Nadda CNNBBC coverage …. https://duckduckgo.com/?q=Konstantina+Klokotara&df=w&ia=web

    • Rodster says:

      OMG, that is priceless. I never knew getting vaccinated could be SO funny! Apparently it is. Man right before smacking her coconut on the floor, she was swaying like a bridge during an earthquake.

      I bet they’ll just excuse it as she’s pretty tall in those heels and lost her balance. Right Norm?

      • Kowalainen says:

        She looked to be in quite reasonable shape if it wasn’t for those fizered veins and arteries.

  33. postkey says:

    “These ‘peer-reviewed’ methods cannot keep up in a time of rapid climate change because they…
    1. take years from proposal to publication — so are always out-of-date

    2. must limit themselves to the consideration of fragments of the climate system, to satisfy the high statistical standards of ‘certainty’ required

    3. don’t include known variables, such as methane, when measurement is problematic — these are allocated zero values which works for the maths but not for real-life

    4. cannot make provision for variables they know must be significant but cannot say so ‘scientifically’ yet, including many ‘feedback loops’

    5. cannot co-ordinate well with other, equally-limited studies

    6. cannot consider the whole planetary system or, usually, even major system components

    7. were designed for the study of nature’s usual, long-term (thousands/millions of years) pace of climate change, not the unprecedented speed of anthropogenic change.

    The IPCC
    The IPCC rely exclusively on data they ‘synthesise’ from scientific papers and models complying with these methods to tell humanity what is happening, though they know these are flawed for this purpose.

    They will not consider better data until a scientist has referred to this using the same process.

    In addition, they use a ‘consensus’ filter — this disregards ‘outlier’ results, so those few studies that sound more realistic alarms are discounted.

    All this is compounded by the IPCC’s mind-bogglingly complicated 7-year review and reporting structure. Though designed to be thorough, this has no chance of keeping up.”

    • Fast Eddy says:

      Why does Al Gore fly in a private jet if there is a crisis?

      • Rodster says:

        Because he is a shyster and a charlatan. He is the same Al Gore that wants us to sacrifice to save the planet, while he is spending well over $10,000 a month powering his mansion. That’s his electric bill.

        • Fast Eddy says:

          We have a winner!!!!!

          As your prize you get an all expenses vacation to visit norm in the ICU! We’ll all sign the Get Well card and chip in for flowers… perhaps you could find a suitable alter boy to sing church songs and cheer norm up… norm would enjoy that so much

        • Lastcall says:

          From linked article;

          ‘Is the person an expert?

          The scientific organizations listed above (NASA, NOAA, etc.) only post information from their in-house experts. Other experts are professors at universities. You can determine if someone is an expert by following their credentials.’

          This is so funny in the aftermath of the Covid con.

          You are not serious I hope? It was a comedy link?

          That reference was somewhat along the lines of ‘We are your one source of ‘T(r)oooth’ from dear departed leader Ardern.

        • Fast Eddy says:

          Why doesn’t Geeta demand the end of private jets … and chastise China https://oilprice.com/Latest-Energy-News/World-News/China-To-Accelerate-The-Construction-Of-Coal-Fired-Power-Plants.html

          She says nothing about China cuz that would draw attention the fact that the entire charade is ridiculous…

          As for private jets… that’s cuz enough people are taking cold showers to offset the burn … so she’s ok with that … + she hopes to own her own jet one day

          Duh hahahahaha

  34. Fast Eddy says:

    I wonder if norm has gone full pedo on us and spends his days at the school gate… lurking… (you cant let that stand without a reply – but of course if you have Stroked Out all you can do is read that and dribble and mumble … attt f777888999ing fffffssst ddddy… bsssserd ssson uva bchhh)

    Take care norm

  35. Fast Eddy says:

    Who is “Jordon Trishton Walker”?
    Project Veritas recently released a video featuring “Jordon Trishton Walker,” Pfizer executive who revealed shocking new info. But finding anything about him is tough. Here is what I’ve found so far.


  36. Harry says:

    I wonder if the next article will be about the effects of the historical turning point?
    The global de-coupling, the first steps towards de-dollarization, the formation of new alliances and power blocs, the arms supplies of the West in the Ukraine war, how the global hegemon will increasingly send its vassals into the fire, how Western Europe will be bled dry, etc.

    “B” has written another good article:

    In this article there is a link to an very readable article on the current state of the Ukraine war:


    • Fast Eddy says:

      Where would the energy come from to power this?

      How do you unglobalize? Where do you get all the stuff that is manufacturing in various countries?

      • JesseJames says:

        Globalization depends on cost effective shipping.
        Gail, I think an analysis of shipping costs….$/ton of goods shipped would be interesting. Those freighters piles high with shipping containers must use a lot of diesel. I know shipping is cheap…but what and when does it get more expensive or prohibitive?

  37. moss says:

    “Recall that no one questioned Bernie Madoff until they couldn’t get their money out. Before his implosion in 2008, the extraordinary gains he provided over many years went totally unquestioned. The same can be said about Modern Monetary Thermonuclear policy aka. MMT for the rich. Until it explodes with extreme dislocation, the policy of manipulating markets will go totally unquestioned. Moreover, it has become the primary reason to ignore all risk and misallocate capital without the slighest concern over valuation or impending recession.”

    Recall Harry Markopolos? He later surfaced with a complaint against Madoff claimed to have been lodged Nov 2005 detailing his observations regarding Madoff’s enterprise. It’s a substantial 19pp pdf. Don’t know if it’s still around but I see just a couple of weeks ago they’ve released some pop culture doco so I guess the character’s still live

    Banned: “Regulators go to work (for pfizer) after they stop regulating”

  38. Fast Eddy says:

    Notice how so many of them set up fund raising pages hahaha


  39. Fast Eddy says:

    England & Wales: Why are deaths once again rising in England & Wales? Is it the COVID gene mRNA-DNA injection (so called vaccine)? We see a 19.5% rise in week ending Jan 13th 2023 over 5-year average


    If only norm was not maimed he’d for sure answer this

  40. Fast Eddy says:

    Steve is at it again … https://stevekirsch.substack.com/p/an-open-offer-to-damar-hamlin-a-free/

    He never does anything that actually might cost him shekels … like hire a PI to find Tiffany Dover.


  41. Hubbs says:

    FE, I’ m shocked, shocked, I tell you, that you didn’t jump on this, but it’s probably already been posted, but if it hasn’t, here’s the link. This has escaped censorship and gone viral. This Pfizer Jordan Walker guy is a real piece of shit, not a POS, a real piece of slime shit. I don’t really waste much time with COVID and the VAXXes anymore. Nothing surprises me.



    Is it just me or am I really getting pissed more and more each day?
    Completing a pneumatic tennis ball antenna launcher to throw up my Buckmaster 7- OCF band wire antenna this weekend.
    Expanding my band reception to 80 meters. Can not rule out that when the SHTF that the internet and cell phone service kill switches will be thrown. If the media is feeding us this much disinformation, it only seems logical that only the government “approved” media channels will be available, telling us to “remain calm.” I don’t know which goes first, the comms or the finance/credit/ATM /derivatives blow up.

    I’ll bet these Leopard II and Abrams M-1 tanks aren’t going to UKR either. Those young UKR men will be left to die in the trenches and fields, along with a number of Russians. UKR is going to find they have been double crossed by the US and NATO. Now why would I ever think that? All these arms are going to Poland and will never be used in UKR. Looks like to me they may be “shoring up” Poland to enable it to “reclaim” the western part of Poland and to counter Belarus. US is running out of lackeys to carry its water.

    No doubt in my mind Russia is doing what it has to do and has no choice, no matter how the media spins it.

    • Cromagnon says:

      Lol, your starting to understand why some think a lesser god rules this reality.
      Welcome aboard.

      • ivanislav says:

        Your Praveen guy doesn’t talk about a hologram, from what I’ve seen so far. Where does that idea come from?

        • Cromagnon says:

          Lol, No he would not But he will eventually.
          His work is a bedrock proof of repeating high technology civilization. He also hints frequently at great antiquity of same.
          Simulation theory has many proponents. I favor Archaix ( Jason Breshears) and Sol Luckman with a smattering of “ my big toe” ( Tom Campbell).

          The gnostic Christian’s knew the nature of the realm and the Dead Sea scrolls tell us much.

          The concept of simulacrum is the only concept that allows all the unexplained phenomena of our reality to be explained. It is simply logic. Not even anthropocentric, just explanatory.

          Even Ben Davidson of suspiciousobservers who is a hardcore materialist is slowly realizing that there is something metaphysical occurring……..

          This reality…… ain’t real…..

          • Withnail says:

            There are no repeating high technology civilisations.

            • Cromagnon says:

              Ok then,…….

              I guess the ancients cut and moved 800 ton granite blocks in Lebanon with shear determination. Those 10 foot circular saw marks from the ice age must have been high speed woodchucks with diamond teeth

              Tony Robbins should use that for motivational videos..

              Got it for

      • Dennis L. says:

        Think of Gomorrah, God finally said, “The hell with it.” and started over. The universe is not deterministic, it cuts its losses, this is the Kelly Criterion.

        Look at all that is beautiful and all that works, some things just don’t work, next.

        Dennis L.

    • Dennis L. says:

      He was bragging, it is supposedly not real. Trying to impress a lover I think.

      Dennis L.

    • D. Stevens says:

      A tennis ball launcher? I used a youth bow & arrow with fishing line to reach those upper limbs to string up a wire antenna. I recommend attaching bungie cords to each end so when the trees sway in windy weather there’s some give to prevent breaking. Having a center support is also good idea if you have the right trees to work with.

  42. Fast Eddy says:

    Medium Schad value

    URGENT: A big New Zealand study reveals high rates of kidney injury after the Pfizer jab

    1,800 more cases than expected followed the shots, one for every 2,200 completed vaccinations; the finding is more evidence that the jabs may cause cardiovascular damage.


    • ivanislav says:

      Don’t quote me on this, but I’ve heard kidney health has a big effect on heart health, so it’s a double-whammy.

    • Dennis L. says:

      I don’t really follow you in depth, but you throw so much up, something must be right. It is affirmation, we need affirmation at times. You are kind of like a weekly sermon, same old same old, but necessary.

      Dennis L.

  43. Rodster says:

    Haha, the Plebs are starting to get pissed and I love it. In this video from SGTReport, 1-2 minutes into the video it shows a large crowd gathered where Justin Trudeau was eating at a restaurant. They began shouting and cursing at him after he walked outside. He was escorted by the Police.


    • Ed says:

      organize organize organize

      • Cromagnon says:

        500 meters out, check windage, adjust for elevation

        I think I must be channeling future events….. or maybe past?…. is there a grassy knoll somewhere?

        But shucks ya’ll, I think the sun is dangerous, what do I know?

        • reante says:

          Five more days for you or your boy to catch sight of that bear in January. Or did you already and just forget to tell me? 🙂

          • Cromagnon says:

            It completely slipped my rather limited mind.

            Apologies. I will be abed shortly,. I shall attempt to dream a black bear into existence in this wintery realm.
            This week is slated for bitter cold so if successful I expect major accolades.

            My son did see a black timber wolf few weeks back. I do t suppose that really counts though…

            • reante says:

              Lol. I just remembered myself. Good thing too. Pressure’s on. Come up with the goods and I suppose I’d have to embark on some honorific project here that forces me to grow in some way. Nothing less would do.

  44. Fast Eddy says:

    The Cat is Out of the Bag!
    UK govt tacitly admits that the mRNA experiment has failed but they go all out of their way not to say it outright and hide the evidence. Mainstream media aids and abets them by remaining silent.


    The PR Team is clever – devious – and they are allowed to cheat.

    So what’s going on here?

    As we know they used a wide range of dirty tricks to convince nearly 8B to inject their Rat Juice.

    The goal was to get as many people injected as possible.

    Mission Accomplished

    Have they realized they are now pushing on a string – and now moving onto the next phase…

    Whatever that might be.

    Oh and btw the Fizzer Project Veritas leak is bullshit — it’s just the PR Team once again trying to convince the mob that this is all about the $$$$ – keeping them away from the true intent of the Rat Juice.

    • Agamemnon says:

      This scientist is enlightening:


      The perpetrators desperately, at all cost, need you to to believe that “mutating viruses in a lab” achieves some scary result, that then can be “leaked”. That anyone can do it, even a PhD student in their garage. That our enemies are doing it and will “release” a super scary bug any time now, unless the Government is “prepared” by making a stockpile of “predictive vaccines” that can be deployed in DAYS after a new scary virus is detected in China. Or Timbuktu.

      • banned says:

        I guess i will say… I have no freakin idea. At this point who knows. Which is yet another reason not to let anyone inject something in you. Multiple interlocking and conflicting pantomimes. Place your bets. My bet is no injection regardless of the show.

        PV went back to the cafe for a chat. It was quite humorous.


    • Well worth reading! The conclusions from the reports referenced by the British report that says that the “vaccines” are no longer being “offered” to people under age 50, say:

      Conclusion of one referenced report:

      The risk of SARS-CoV-2 reinfection and COVID-19 hospitalisation in individuals who have survived and recovered from a previous infection remained low for up to 20 months. Vaccination seemed to further decrease the risk of both outcomes for up to 9 months, although the differences in absolute numbers, especially in hospitalisations, were small.

      Conclusion of another referenced report:

      Health-care workers who had received two doses of mRNA vaccine and had previous BA.1 infection were subsequently well protected for a prolonged period against BA.2 reinfection, with a third vaccine dose conferring no improvement to that hybrid protection. If this protection also pertains to future variants, there might be limited benefit from additional vaccine doses for people with hybrid immunity, depending on timing and variant.

      • Fast Eddy says:

        I would not recommend anyone rejoice over this development…

        It is ominous

        • Xabier says:

          It IS ominous. It is NOT a retreat of any kind.

          1/ Mission Stage 1 accomplished, the ball of excess deaths and disablement is rolling nicely , and as you say pushing on a string now. Next to no one wanted boosters as they can travel freely, which is why they got the third shot in the first place.

          2/ Treating Covid as endemic, they will still offer the vaxx to all older people, high risk, immuno-compromised, carers, NHS, etc, together with that ‘essential’ flu shot – so the experiment continues, and variants will breed away merrily. My Prof friend says they are all getting jabbed up at the hospital – amazing!

          3/ Moderna start building their UK vaxx factory this year, with a notional capacity of 250 million doses per annum, on a 10-yr contract, just for, you know, that pandemic or deadly Covid mutation that might pop up soon. Almost 4 shots per head of population…..

          4/ Starting the transition of all childhood vaxxes to the mRNA tech, now the tech has been proven to be Safe (TM).

          • Fast Eddy says:

            I am very keen to see if Bossche will be correct… as I suspect are the Elders…

            Nobody’s tried this before so they may as anxious as anyone….

            They’ll be skinned alive if they fail… the wounded CovIDIOTS will definitely come for them … Bourla should have Super Fent in his pocket at all times… he is a foul pc of shit (even though he’s fighting the good fight)… they’ll snip pieces off of him and feed him to the pigs….

            Can’t recall if I mentioned this … but anyhow … I’m on Rottnest Island the other day … and someone comes up to me and says hey is that you Fast (I had sunglasses on)… I look at him and can’t place him … he says boss its me Rico… haven’t been to the office in 3+ years and he’s gained some weight so initially didnt recognize him- and I’m like what are the odds of running into you in the middle of nowhere…. I was a bit shell shocked.

            CTG – can you calculate the odds of this — gotta be a simulation … that is just impossible

            • CTG says:

              Yes… it is a simulation… too many “coincidences”

            • Xabier says:

              Sitting on the London tube one day, I tuned into the conversation of three young women standing next to me.

              They were discussing loudly a recent party, and the disgraceful behaviour of a friend – getting rather drunk and hauling a curtain Tom off early for no doubt even worse conduct. ‘She’s always like that these days!’

              The lady was my ex from a couple of years before.

              Imagine the odds!

            • Fast Eddy says:

              It must be a simulation … incidents like that are hints from the makers of the simulation …

              I am still a bit shell shocked at running into an employee… a remote island … on a remote corner of the planet… 8 billion people …. it’s as if it was a dream…

      • Student says:

        Many thanks

    • Lastcall says:

      From the article;
      ‘As long as you hire the people of certain intellectual lightweight and a non-functioning moral compass (current university system is perfectly geared to produce this product) it is easy to set them up to repeat the lines you want with conviction.’

      Ain’t that the truth; pump out Brave New Worldies’ by the bank-loan!

      • Xabier says:

        An old, old problem.

        You could have taken a poll in 1500 which confirmed that 100% of theologians approved of burning heretics for the good of society.

        And they could have backed up their view with reference to any number of authorities.

  45. Mirror on the wall says:

    This is just embarrassing.


    Sewage was dumped into the ocean and rivers around the UK more than 770,000 times in 2020 and 2021

    Huge parts of Britain’s coastline remain polluted by untreated sewage being pumped into the ocean – and the scale of the problem has been revealed in an updated map showing the grimmest beaches in the country.

    The website Surfers Against Sewage continues to track real-time combined sewage overflows (CSOs), which helps monitor the water quality in areas across the country – including some of Britain’s most popular beaches.

    The group estimated “over 400,000 discharges of untreated sewage into UK rivers and almost 5,500 discharges into UK coastal bathing waters”.

    Surfers Against Sewage noted more than 60 warnings across the UK on Wednesday, January 4 and there have been over 320 since the New Year, according to data seen by the Independent.

    There are warnings in place from Blackpool to Littlehampton, and Penzance to Druridge Bay in the Northeast for sewage discharges within the last 48 hours.

    Discharges occur in the seas around Britain’s coast regularly and are allowed to happen when there is particularly heavy rainfall. This, water companies claimed, is in a bid to stop the sewage system from becoming overwhelmed.

    It has been heavily criticised and accusations of funding cuts and deregulation have been levelled at the government. Ministers argued they were working to tackle discharges and cut them by a quarter by 2025.

    As a result, sewage can be discharged into popular bathing sites.

  46. Fast Eddy says:

    Schad (formerly Shad)

    Tragedy has struck the NFL world as former Detroit Lions linebacker Jessie Lemonier abruptly died, the team announced Thursday

    Lemonier was only 25.

    “We are shocked and saddened to learn of the passing of former Detroit Lion Jessie Lemonier,” the Lions said in a statement posted to Twitter.



    • Rodster says:

      “No cause of death had been provided as of early Thursday afternoon.”

      I have a good idea what was the cause of death. But nah, this is just all normal these days with young healthy people dropping like flies. You deserve it you pro-vaxxers.

    • davidinamonthorayearoradecade says:


      the meaning is clearer.

  47. reante says:

    Putin talking explicitly in the language of the HTOE, reminding people that Germany is a formal US colony given that the US military has its European base there. Check. Then he says that Europe will become sovereign nations again. Check. The elites as agents of the new age demiurge and the national socialisms as the new age liberation theology. I have to say though this movie’s really dragging. Pick up the pace already.

    (h/t to the usual suspects at ZH)


    • ivanislav says:


    • moss says:

      tuna, please, just seared each side with some fresh lime
      Lavrov has been touring Africa with the same message of national sovereignty saying that at present
      “said was there was “unprecedented pressure of Western countries on the developing states of Asia, Africa and Latin America”.
      “Echoing President Vladimir Putin previous remarks, he said “the West is acting with the same colonial methods that it used to to exploit the developing continents.”there was “unprecedented pressure of Western countries on the developing states of Asia, Africa and Latin America’.”

      His tour was in the wake of both Yellen and IMF chief Kristalina Georgieva to Zambia several days ago.
      “Zambia requested debt relief under the Group of 20 (G-20) Common Framework for nearly two years. Still, progress has been glacial at best …
      “‘The roundtable is a good idea, but the expectations should be kept very modest,’ Indermit Gill, World Bank chief economist, told Reuters. He said it could help build more trust among parties, especially Chinese officials, struggling to find a common approach among disparate lenders.”
      dailysabah.com/business/energy/yellen-imf-visits-to-zambia-reflect-concern-over-stalled-debt-talks This story is quite a hit piece on China which rather surprised me from Daily Sabah but I feel it’s probably a rewrite from Reuters.

      And how does China see all this?

      “LUSAKA, Jan. 26 (Xinhua) — Remarks by U.S. Treasury Secretary Janet Yellen that China has been a “barrier” to concluding Zambia’s debt negotiations are unfortunate and disturbing, Emmanuel Mwamba, a former diplomat said on Wednesday …
      “China, he said, has been an all-weather friend to Zambia and financed the construction of the Tanzania-Zambia railway even when it was not a wealthy country in the 1970s.
      “According to him, the huge infrastructure projects being funded by China in Zambia such as power projects, show that China has been a generous supporter of Zambia’s development.
      “He said China has been a facilitator in Zambia’s debt restructuring process, adding that the U.S. government was being sensational and playing to the gallery on Zambia’s external debt issue. ‘It appears our American friends are bent on prizing Zambia away from China. The language from both USA policymakers and their allied media is reminiscent of the Cold War’.”

      • Also from China’s statement regarding Zambia:

        . . .the biggest contribution that the U.S. can make to the debt issues outside the country is to act on responsible monetary policies, cope with its own debt problem, and stop sabotaging other sovereign countries’ active efforts to solve their debt issues,” the statement said.

      • reante says:

        Fine choice, sir. The chef will be more than happy to sear both sides for you… chinese neocolonial foreign lending at lower interest is just because Chinese foreign lending is a newer bubble with more room to run. I read the Chinese own the main airport, tv company, railway, and highway in Zambia now, and Chinese people are taking over the public markets. The inscrutable, implacable Chinese lol; someone’s gotta work hard so it might as well be them. As for Russia, in holistic truth they don’t really get to say anything anti-imperialist since they’ve been riding the coattails of imperialism for three decades now. AngloZionist imperialism saved their hides from Soviet peak oil and now they’re just playing the foil in service of the inverted perestroika. They play it well but where was it 15 years ago, 10 years ago?

        I commented on the toroidal (?) universe some days ago, and suggested that if it is toroidal (and it does appear to be the fundamental pattern of biology, then we are in the mature, expanding upper region of the toriodal fountain — the sweet spot of universal history –wherein biology finds highly favorable Source conditions because the Source dark energy wants to expand at a life-affirming intensity and the Source dark matter, in conscious gravity, is willing.

        The universal tipping point, though, that sees Source conditions turn into headwinds for biology, happens at the 9 and 3 positions on the toroidal ‘clock,’ which could be called the entering of the upsidedown. Whereas during civilizational expansion, the US was the dark matter and oil was the dark energy expansion, Russia is now the dark matter consciousness in contraction that must also contract the imperial Western civilization’s dark energy; the civilizational geopolitical drive now draws from Russian ‘anti-imperialist’ consciousness. If the elites put on a good show — do a good job of the false dialectics of political theater — then energy collapse will track the outside curve, the boundary condition, of the upsidedown, of the lower half of the torus that is the return function – and that would look something like the senecan cliff which makes the senecan cliff the best case scenario. My expectation is that the HTOE maintains the senecan cliff curve until the HTOE has run its course and then the curve dislocates to a flat, almost vertical line because all loss of momentum. In a torus that would look like a straight-lined return function to the Cosmic Bottleneck at the 10 and 2 positions or whatever.

    • There are a lot of US military bases in Germany. I remember that when I was a child, my father was drafted into the US army, as a doctor who had had his service deferred earlier, when he was still in school. He was stationed in Germany for a while. My mother and the children stayed in the US.

  48. Ed says:

    The governments of the liberal west (figuratively not geographically) are working to kill the citizens, destroy the economy, destroy farms. They work to import third world POC.

    China works to expand its energy supply every way it can coal and nuclear. Expand its food supply by strip mining the worlds oceans.

    Russia allies with China to sell its fossil fuels and receive finished good.

    India has been resource poor for four thousand years and will carry on as always poor and hungry.

    Africa will continue to plant crops using sticks with or without fertilizer. The rest of the world will likely join Africa in planting crops using sticks.

    When I finally set aside the who and why the empirical picture is surprising and simple.

    • Fred says:

      India was one of the richest countries in the world until the British got hold of it.

      • Fast Eddy says:

        Pathetic weaklings… a handful of Brits were able to control the entire country.

        • ivanislav says:

          kulm, is that you? what have you done with eddy?

          • Fast Eddy says:

            During its first 20 years the East India Company was run from the home of its governor, Sir Thomas Smythe, and had a permanent staff of only six. In 1700 it operated with 35 permanent employees in its small London office. In 1785 it controlled a vast empire of millions of people with a permanent London staff of 159.


            The 1861 Census had revealed that the English population in India was 125,945. Of these only about 41,862 were civilians as compared with about 84,083 European officers and men of the Army. [47] In 1880, the standing Indian Army consisted of 66,000 British soldiers, 130,000 Natives, and 350,000 soldiers in the princely armies.


            So pathetic that they even joined the British military to help them control the country.

            Sad pathetic India… at least they didn’t elect a donkey faced former DJ though

            • ivanislav says:

              Speaking of occupation, would you mind next doing the ratio of Federal Reserve masterminds to the global populace transacting in dollars?

        • Cromagnon says:

          How many “Norman” Vikings did it take to subdue the entire Anglo Saxon population of Briton back in 1066?


          Do you see what I did there?

          • Fast Eddy says:

            Thanks for proving my point… pathetic weaklings get abused trampled and pillaged… you either get strong or you end up Somalia…

            • Xabier says:

              In those days, you could win a whole kingdom with just one battle, as the losers were generally chased by cavalry and wiped out – no re-grouping possible.

              Harold was just unlucky at Hastings, he was actually a very successful war-leader.

    • Fast Eddy says:

      Fast Eddy proposes we replace the term GDP with the National Pillage Index — NPI – the rate at which a country pillages its resources… (and destroys the planet)…

      We could also have a GPI – Global Pillage Index… this aggregates the NPI

      Whenever the GPI exceeds 3% in a year the MOREONS should be required to take to the streets banging on pots and pans and shouting Hurrah Hurrah – we are Extincting Ourselves… Hurrah Hurrah.

      That is all (for now)

    • India is short of fossil fuels, but it can plant two crops of year. It doesn’t need to heat homes, which is a big savings in energy usage.

      • Cromagnon says:

        Of course the future North Pole will be located just to the east of it a little bit near Indonesia.
        That might crimp the growing season a little.

        Sorry, just a bit of lithospheric displacement humor there..

        But seriously, they are in big trouble.

      • Student says:

        That is a very interesting point.

      • Curt says:

        Plus there’s plenty of knowledge and practice in manual pre-fossil age agriculture there I’d wager

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