Saturday, May 29, 2021

"This Could Get Ugly Fast; Housing Will Collapse; FOMO; Buyer Beware"

Jeremiah Babe,
"This Could Get Ugly Fast; 
Housing Will Collapse; FOMO; Buyer Beware"

Must Watch! "The Homeless Festival Is Coming to a City Near You - The Economy is a Nightmare"

Must Watch! Full screen recommended.
Dan, IAllegedly, 
"The Homeless Festival Is Coming to a City Near You - 
The Economy is a Nightmare"

Musical Interlude: 2002, "We Meet Again"

Full screen a must!
2002, "We Meet Again"

"A Look to the Heavens"

“Is our Milky Way Galaxy this thin? Magnificent spiral galaxy NGC 4565 is viewed edge-on from planet Earth. Also known as the Needle Galaxy for its narrow profile, bright NGC 4565 is a stop on many telescopic tours of the northern sky, in the faint but well-groomed constellation Coma Berenices. This sharp, colorful image reveals the spiral galaxy's boxy, bulging central core cut by obscuring dust lanes that lace NGC 4565's thin galactic plane. 
An assortment of other background galaxies is included in the pretty field of view. Thought similar in shape to our own Milky Way Galaxy, NGC 4565 lies about 40 million light-years distant and spans some 100,000 light-years. Easily spotted with small telescopes, sky enthusiasts consider NGC 4565 to be a prominent celestial masterpiece Messier missed.”

"Three Words..."

 

The Daily "Near You?"

Excelsior, Minnesota, USA. Thanks for stopping by!

"Relax..."

"Relax. They're not going to kill us. They're going to
TRY and kill us. And that is a very different thing."
- Steve Voake, "The Dreamwalker's Child"

"A Day as a King"

"A Day as a King"
by T.L. Davis

"The frustration I heard in the voice of a four-tour force recon vet discharged after a mortar ended his service was undeniable. It was also evident that the insults hurled from a woke mayor in a Texas city had him in a state of calm, but determined resistance. He spoke of the BLM march through the city given a route that went past the “biker bar” section of town as evidence of the taunting taking place across the country by mayors and governors who are determined to get a violent reaction. “We’re not that stupid,” he said.

From someone who has seen his share of death and destruction in the chaotic villages of a war-torn nation, he knows what is being fomented against him and those like him. They want the conflict, just like they wanted to hang the “insurrection” tag on a peaceful protest in Washington D.C. on January 6th. Unlike the woke peaceful protests all summer that were embellished with flame, wrecked buildings and murder, the January 6th peaceful protest saw only instigators (probably infiltrators) breaking a window or two. There is no comparison between the occupation of federal court buildings, looting and burning by those released from jail the day before for the same mischief and a crowd being let into the capitol on the sixth only to further the insurrection narrative.

I asked how we could fix a political system intent on inciting violence against one set of people by another. It isn’t just BLM against bikers, or school systems against parents, or black against white, or Hispanic against Asian, or young against old, or left against right, or gay against straight, or vaxers against anti-vaxers, or mask wearers against mask refusers; it is the intent of government officials to inflame these conflicts to the point of violence that is the concern. His response was a slow shake of the head, a shrug of the shoulders saying what he preferred not to say.

The fact is, there is no D-Day, but rather the slow accumulation of grievances until the load can no longer be carried. His words came back to me over the whole conversation. “We’re not that stupid.” The trouble with combat veterans, like my father (Korea), is they tend to be non-confrontational in such situations, because they can smell an ambush, not because they fear engagement, but half measures won’t suffice and until they are ready to go full-on, all other responses seem tepid, but the rage builds.

This climate is being manufactured. Those who are sure they will win are goading on the conflict. Those who are not sure they will win, refuse to fight at half measure, harming only their families and friends, enraging a brutal enemy without the resolve to complete the mission. What the enemies of the people should be afraid of, if they had any sense, is a fighting force having put it off until there was nothing left to lose, but coming out dedicated to the eradication of their enemies as the only possible solution.

Caught in the middle of this brewing conflict is law enforcement. This is something they should recognize, but they have not thus far. They seem willing to be the fodder; the useful idiots of the tyrannical regimes. If they could only look into the face of what confronts them, they might choose differently, but I doubt they would. Most of them agree to impose tyranny as a means of securing their pensions, as if they can suspend their duty as American citizens while in uniform and pick it back up when they shed it. Consciously or sub-consciously they are making a decision to violate their oaths in order to receive their shekels from tyrants. That doesn’t play out well, no matter how it goes, because these municipalities have no intention of paying them the blood money they earn. One would think they had seen the devious plots of most government agencies to default on their obligations with little more than a wink at justice enough times to see what their future holds. Anything they said or did when they believed themselves to be free, will be used to deny them the benefits once they’ve done the dirty work.

The great reset is in play. These are the final days of the United States, as ever previously conceived, anyway. The new order is rising, all of these internal squabbles are mere birthing pains of the globalist desire for hegemony. Whether their intent is to get all of the various factions of the citizens to annihilate each other, a pandemic that will wipe out most of the population, a few regional nuclear wars, whatever reduces the overall population is in favor with the globalists. It’s no conspiracy theory, either. It is the stated goal and plan of people like Bill Gates and George Soros.

Part of it even makes sense. With the rise of Artificial Intelligence, the world can supply them what they need without the messy demands of human beings. It is the utopia of the few that they can see on the horizon that is driving all of society right now. Some are fighting against it, some are fighting for it, but it’s the fight itself that enthralls the globalist. In any other time, they would be branded as genocidal maniacs, but in this time, when they have had a chance to dumb down schools, silence critics and promote their propaganda while they purchase local officials like a buying a happy meal, they appear to be the enlightened few.

Because this is the plan of the globalists, it is the globe that is in peril. There is no nation that will not be affected. Occasionally, the people of one nation or another will smell the smoke of human incinerators running overtime and put up a resistance to it, but right now the biggest stumbling block to the whole plan is the United States. Its citizens need to be overcome, their weapons confiscated, their property confiscated, their individual wealth stolen. They need to be brought down to a subsistence level that the people of most other nations endure so that one plan can be effectively prosecuted worldwide.

All politics make sense, when you understand their plan. What does not make sense, is why so many people believe they will benefit from it, when clearly the only beneficiaries of the plan are those few who already enjoy the best the world has to offer. Perhaps, it is just a case of wanting to live a day as a king. There is no doubt, however, that everyone we have been taught to respect will be the ones they send out to kill us. Our response will reverberate for centuries."

"How It Really Is"


"Even With Good People..."

"Cause even with good people, even with people that
you can kinda trust, if the truth is inconvenient, 
and if the truth doesn't, like, fit, they don't believe it."
- Marie Adler

"Virologists Say Genetic "Fingerprints" Prove COVID-19 Man-Made, 'No Credible Natural Ancestor'"

"Virologists Say Genetic "Fingerprints" Prove 
COVID-19 Man-Made, 'No Credible Natural Ancestor'"
by Tyler Durden

"Two notable virologists claim to have found "unique fingerprints" on COVID-19 samples that only could have arisen from laboratory manipulation, according to an explosive 22-page paper obtained by the Daily Mail. 

British professor Angus Dalgleish - best known for creating the world's first 'HIV vaccine', and Norwegian virologist Dr. Birger Sørensen - chair of pharmaceutical company, Immunor, who has published 31 peer-reviewed papers and holds several patents, wrote that while analyzing virus samples last year, the pair discovered "unique fingerprints" in the form of "six inserts" created through gain-of-function research at the Wuhan Institute of Virology in China. They also conclude that "SARS-Coronavirus-2 has "no credible natural ancestor" and that it is "beyond reasonable doubt" that the virus was created via "laboratory manipulation."

Last year, Sørensen told Norwegian broadcaster NRK that COVID-19 has properties which have 'never been detected in nature,' and that the United States has 'collaborated for many years on coronavirus research through "gain of function" studies with China. The paper detailing their months-long "forensic analysis," which looked back at experiments done at the Wuhan Institute of Virology between 2002 and 2019, is set to be published in the scientific journal "Quarterly Review of Biophysics Discovery."
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More via the Mail: "Digging through archives of journals and databases, Dalgleish and Sørensen pieced together how Chinese scientists, some working in concert with American universities, allegedly built the tools to create the coronavirus. Much of the work was centered around controversial 'Gain of Function' research – temporarily outlawed in the US under the Obama administration. Gain of Function involves tweaking naturally occurring viruses to make them more infectious, so that they can replicate in human cells in a lab, allowing the virus's potential effect on humans to be studied and better understood.
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Dalgleish and Sørensen claim that scientists working on Gain of Function projects took a natural coronavirus 'backbone' found in Chinese cave bats and spliced onto it a new 'spike', turning it into the deadly and highly transmissible SARS-Cov-2.

One tell-tale sign of alleged manipulation the two men highlighted was a row of four amino acids they found on the SARS-Cov-2 spike.
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In an exclusive interview with DailyMail.com, Sørensen said the amino acids all have a positive charge, which cause the virus to tightly cling to the negatively charged parts of human cells like a magnet, and so become more infectious. But because, like magnets, the positively charged amino acids repel each other, it is rare to find even three in a row in naturally occurring organisms, while four in a row is 'extremely unlikely,' the scientist said. 'The laws of physics mean that you cannot have four positively charged amino acids in a row. The only way you can get this is if you artificially manufacture it,' Dalgleish told DailyMail.com.

Their new paper says these features of SARS-Cov-2 are 'unique fingerprints' which are 'indicative of purposive manipulation', and that 'the likelihood of it being the result of natural processes is very small.' 'A natural virus pandemic would be expected to mutate gradually and become more infectious but less pathogenic which is what many expected with the COVID-19 pandemic but which does not appear to have happened,' the scientists wrote. 'The implication of our historical reconstruction, we posit now beyond reasonable doubt, of the purposively manipulated chimeric virus SARS-CoV-2 makes it imperative to reconsider what types of Gain of Function experiments it is morally acceptable to undertake.

When Sørensen and Dalgleish floated their findings last year, it was 'debunked' with the thinnest of logic - however former MI6 chief Sir Richard Dearlove pointed to the pair's findings as an "important" development which could prove that the pandemic may have originated at the WIV.
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Sørensen and Dalgleish aren't the first scientists to find unusual features within COVID-19. Last June, the Daily Telegraph reported that there are two unique features to COVID-19: First, the virus binds more strongly to human ACE2 enzymes than any other species, including bats. Second, SARS-CoV-2 has a "furin cleavage site" missing in its closes bat-coronavirus relative, RaTG-13, which makes it significantly more infectious - a finding we reported in late February.

According to Israeli geneticist, Dr. Ronen Shemesh, the Furin site is the most unusual finding. "I believe that the most important issue about the differences between ALL coronavirus types is the insertion of a Furin protease cleavage site at the Spike protein of SARS-CoV-2," he said. "Such an insertion is very rare in evolution, the addition of such 4 Amino acids alone in the course of only 20 years is very unlikely."

"There are many reasons to believe that the COVID-19 generating SARS-CoV-2 was generated in a lab. Most probably by methods of genetic engineering," he said, adding "I believe that this is the only way an insertion like the FURIN protease cleavage site could have been introduced directly at the right place and become effective."

Dr Shemesh, who has a PhD in Genetics and Molecular Biology from the Hebrew University in Jerusalem, and over 21 years of experience in the field of drug discovery and development, said it is even “more unlikely” that this insertion happened in exactly the right place of the cleavage site of the spike protein - which is where it would need to occur to make the virus more infectious. - Daily Telegraph. "What makes it even more suspicious is that fact that this insertion not only occurred on the right place and in the right time, but also turned the cleavage site from an Serine protease cleavage site to a FURIN cleavage site," he added.

In January 2020, a team of Indian scientists wrote in a now-retracted paper that the coronavirus may have been genetically engineered to incorporate parts of the HIV genome, writing "This uncanny similarity of novel inserts in the 2019- nCoV spike protein to HIV-1 gp120 and Gag is unlikely to be fortuitous in nature," meaning - it was unlikely to have occurred naturally. The next month, a team of researchers in Nankai University noted that COVID-19 has an 'HIV-like mutation' that allows it to quickly enter the human body by binding with a receptor called ACE2 on a cell membrane.

Other highly contagious viruses, including HIV and Ebola, target an enzyme called furin, which works as a protein activator in the human body. Many proteins are inactive or dormant when they are produced and have to be “cut” at specific points to activate their various functions. When looking at the genome sequence of the new coronavirus, Professor Ruan Jishou and his team at Nankai University in Tianjin found a section of mutated genes that did not exist in Sars, but were similar to those found in HIV and Ebola. - SCMP

According to the Nankai University study, the furin binding method is "100 to 1,000 times as efficient' as SARS at entering cells. "This protein cleaving protein is highly promiscuous, it’s found in many human tissues and cell types and is involved in many OTHER virus types activation and infection mechanisms (it is involved in HIV, Herpes, Ebola and Dengue virus mechanisms)," said Dr. Shemesh. "If I was trying to engineer a virus strain with a higher affinity and infective potential to humans, I would do exactly that: I would add a Furin Cleavage site directly at the original less effective and more cell specific cleavage site."

Meanwhile, Flinders University Professor Nikolai Petrovsky found last year either "a remarkable coincidence or a sign of human intervention" within COVID-19 telling the Telegraph that COVID-19 is "exquisitely adapted to humans." "We really don’t know where this virus came from - that’s the truth. The two possibilities is that it was a chance transmission of a virus...the other possibility is that it was an accidental release of the virus from a laboratory," he said, adding "One of the possibilities is that an animal host was infected by two coronaviruses at the same time and COVID-19. The same process can happen in a petri-dish."

"In other words COVID-19 could have been created from that recombination event in an animal host or it could have occurred in a cell-culture experiment. I’m certainly very much in favour of a scientific investigation. Its only objective should be to get to the bottom of how did this pandemic happen and how do we prevent a future pandemic." Keep in mind - reporting any of this last year was punishable by social media banishment, demonetiziation, and hit-piece articles from propagandists peddling CCP talking points."
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"The Destruction of Civil Society"

"The Destruction of Civil Society"
By Bill Bonner

"This month, we look at a number of dots, all grouped… like a constellation far out in space… as “The Great Reset.” The various planets and stars seem so “far out,” we have a hard time believing that it will ever really affect our lives. A switch to windmills rather than internal combustion engines… eating bugs rather than steaks… getting permission to travel, rather than traveling freely… compulsory anti-racist training… gender studies for six-year-olds… government spending nearing 50% of GDP… Modern Monetary Theory (MMT)… and double-digit real inflation.

There are some strange critters out there, we used to tell ourselves… in a galaxy far, far away. But they won’t get here during our lifetimes! Or so we hoped. And then, they started showing up.

Niagara of Liquidity: At current budget levels, for example, the U.S. government is spending 45% of GDP. Add medical care, in which the feds play a major role, and the U.S. now has about the same level of government involvement in the economy as France. And whoever expected the feds to send out stimmy checks to up to 165 million people – 75% of whom, apparently, had lost neither job nor income – not once, but three times? And even with this Niagara of liquidity flowing their way – so much that U.S. households are said to have more money than ever before – the feds are now considering “round 4” or even “round 5” of their stimmy efforts.

Aid and Succor: The effect of all this aid and succor from the federales is twofold. First, it weakens the citizens’ desire and ability to take care of themselves. “You get what you pay for,” said Nobel Prize-winning economist Milton Friedman. And when the government pays for idleness and dependence, it gets plenty of both. With so much money available from stimmy checks, fewer people want to work in the Main Street economy… and even fewer want to invest in it. This shows up in the most obvious ways. The economy produces fewer and fewer goods and services, while the government produces more and more money. The result is inflation.

The second thing the feds’ aid and succor does is to make any change of direction impossible. Once you’re on this Road to Hell, you can’t turn around. Because the political pressure – from the desperate zombies you created… who now need more and more red meat from government giveaway programs… forces reformers and deniers into hiding. Inevitably, standards of living fall. So the federales need to plan for poverty and disguise it as virtue. Eating bugs, for example, as Dan explains in this month’s Bonner-Denning Letter. [Paid-up subscribers can catch up here. If you’re not yet a subscriber, you can sign up here.]

Culture of Poverty: But the United States of America is not the first or only country to deliberately impoverish itself. Argentina is way ahead, having begun its “Reset” back in the 1940s. That was when Juan Domingo Perón figured out that he could win an election by promising the zombies of Buenos Aires meat from the pampas at discount prices. This was achieved by taxing and regulating the farm sector for the benefit of the urban proletariat. And so developed the “culture of poverty” – penalizing the productive sectors in order to support the more numerous zombie voters, and thus stay in power. And it continues today, seven decades later.

The “conservative” reformer Mauricio Macri, president of Argentina from 2015 to 2019, tried to break the cycle by liberating the farm sector. Instead, it broke him. Macri was defeated in the last elections. And now, the new “Peronist” government is up to its old tricks. Last week, it announced a prohibition on the export of beef. The producers suffer… But the masses get cheaper beef.

This is very bad news for Argentina… It needs revenues from exports. It’s bad news for your editor, too, who was counting on high beef prices to make sense of his investment in a cattle farm down there. But it goes to show how easily real investment can be stymied… and how readily the “culture of poverty” prevails. James Nielson at the Buenos Aires Times writes: "Poverty has always been normal, and the widespread prosperity which benefits most people, that today can be found in many parts of the world, is an aberration."

How do you like your cockroaches, Dear Reader? Well done?"

Friday, May 28, 2021

Little River Band, "Cool Change"

Full screen recommended.
Little River Band, "Cool Change"

"A Look to the Heavens"

"Galaxies don't normally look like this. NGC 6745 actually shows the results of two galaxies that have been colliding for only hundreds of millions of years. Just off the above digitally sharpened photograph to the lower right is the smaller galaxy, moving away. The larger galaxy, pictured above, used to be a spiral galaxy but now is damaged and appears peculiar. Gravity has distorted the shapes of the galaxies.
Although it is likely that no stars in the two galaxies directly collided, the gas, dust, and ambient magnetic fields do interact directly. In fact, a knot of gas pulled off the larger galaxy on the lower right has now begun to form stars. NGC 6745 spans about 80 thousand light-years across and is located about 200 million light-years away."

"So Important..."

"Lifes impermanence, I realized, is what makes every
single day so precious. It's what shapes our time here.
It's what makes it so important that not a single moment be wasted."
- Wes Moore

"Every Bubble is About to Burst"

Full screen recommended.
I Allegedly, PM 5/28/21:
"Every Bubble is About to Burst"

The Daily "Near You?"

Acerra, Campania, Italy. Thanks for stopping by!

"To Tell The Truth..."

"In ordinary times we get along surprisingly well, on the whole, without ever discovering what our faith really is. If, now and again, this remote and academic problem is so unmannerly as to thrust its way into our minds, there are plenty of things we can do to drive the intruder away. We can get the car out or go to a party or to the cinema or read a detective story or have a row with a district council or write a letter to the papers about the habits of the nightjar or Shakespeare's use of nautical metaphor. Thus we build up a defense mechanism against self-questioning because, to tell the truth, we are very much afraid of ourselves."
- Dorothy L. Sayers

"Too Often..."

"Too often we underestimate the power of a touch, a smile, a kind word,
a listening ear, an honest compliment, or the smallest act of caring,
all of which have the potential to turn a life around."
- Leo Buscaglia

Gregory Mannarino, AM 5/28/21: "Important Updates, Economy, Inflation"

Gregory Mannarino, AM 5/28/21:
"Important Updates, Economy, Inflation"
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"Biden’s $6 Trillion Socialist Budget Will Cause Even More Inflation And Even More Shortages"

"Biden’s $6 Trillion Socialist Budget Will Cause 
Even More Inflation And Even More Shortages"
by Michael Snyder

"If you are enjoying the ride on the highway to hyperinflation, then you are going to absolutely love Joe Biden’s new budget. Instead of realizing the mistakes that he has made and reversing course, Biden has decided that now is the time to push the accelerator to the floor. That means that a lot more inflation is on the way, and I am encouraging all of my readers to do what they can to get prepared for that. In my latest book, I sound the alarm about what hyperinflation will eventually do to our economy. We are literally in the process of becoming Venezuela, and most Americans have absolutely no idea how horrific that will be. In Venezuela today, almost everyone is a millionaire, but just about everyone is also living in poverty because the money is absolutely worthless. We don’t want to end up like that, but that is the road that we are on.

While he was still in the White House, President Trump’s proposed budget for 2021 was $4.8 trillion. That is an extremely high number, but Joe Biden’s new budget for 2021 is actually 25 percent larger… The proposal represents a 25 percent increase over what former President Donald Trump proposed in his final budget – in a year that would be upended by the coronavirus. The spending levels would continue on an upward trajectory, hitting $8.2 trillion at the end of a decade, according to detailed top-line numbers leaked to the New York Times.

I could sit here all day and still probably not be able to come up with sufficient words to describe how insane it would be for the U.S. government to spend 6 trillion dollars in a single year. According to Biden, his new tax increases will offset part of the new spending, but even his own projections show us running trillion dollar deficits long into the future… The budget would have the nation continue running deficits of more than $1 trillion, a level it already topped with the onset of the pandemic – with estimated annual deficits of $1.3 trillion amid enacted and proposed federal programs.

Of course these sorts of projections are usually way too optimistic. In my estimation, Biden’s plan would have us facing deficits of at least two trillion dollars per year throughout his presidency and beyond. We can’t keep doing this to our children and our grandchildren. Already, borrowing and spending giant mountains of money that we do not have has resulted in the worst stretch of inflation since the Jimmy Carter years of the 1970s.

Larry Summers was the former director of the National Economic Council under Barack Obama, and even he is warning that big time inflation is coming… He told a CoinDesk conference: ‘We’re taking very substantial risks on the inflation side. I think policy is rather overdoing it. The sense of serenity and complacency being projected by the economic policymakers, that this is all something that can easily be managed, is misplaced,’ he added. When even Larry Summers is sounding the alarm, you know that it must be really late in the game.

As I have detailed in numerous recent articles, prices are absolutely exploding all over the nation right now. And today we learned that one prominent analyst is claiming that “US inflation data surprises are at their highest in the 20-year history of the series”… As we noted over the weekend, positive US data surprises seem to be normalizing (i.e. the Citi US econ surprise index has flatlined) due to a combination of analysts catching up with the prior stronger pace of growth, and also due to some evidence that the rate of change of US growth is peaking out (JPMorgan disagrees).

However as DB’s equity strategist Parag Thatte points out in his latest positioning piece, “US inflation data surprises are at their highest in the 20-year history of the series with the last 10 data points almost ‘off the chart’.“ We should be taking emergency measures to get inflation under control, but instead Joe Biden has decided that this is the perfect time for a spending spree.

Inflation is one of the hallmarks of a socialist economy, and another thing that we commonly see in socialist systems are shortages. At this moment, we are witnessing the most severe shortages that the U.S. has experienced in my entire lifetime. As I discussed the other day, Bloomberg is reporting that “the world economy is suddenly running low on everything”.

When there are way too many dollars chasing way too few goods and services, it is inevitable that shortages will happen. And we are being told to expect that some of the shortages will get even worse in the months ahead. In fact, CNN is telling us to expect very serious gasoline shortages this summer… And that could be the least of the problems for the those taking to the highways for summer vacations. The gas shortages experienced earlier this month when a key pipeline shut down could once again be on the horizon, according to experts. This time, the squeeze could be triggered by the lack of tank truck drivers to deliver the fuel, and a repeat of panic buying by travelers topping off their tanks.

Meanwhile, economic conditions continue to deteriorate for those at the bottom of the food chain. Earlier today, an article about current economic conditions in New York City really struck an emotional chord with me… "In Times Square, the most densely tourist-populated place in the United States, a mentally disturbed man known as Mr. Kim begs cops to kill him. ‘I want to die. You have a gun? Shoot,’ he pleads. After the officers demur, he picks up a plank of wood and starts smashing it against the Pele soccer shop.

On Sutton Place, one of the most affluent residential areas in the city, a lone man squats on the sidewalk, intently reading a paperback novel next to a shopping cart that contains his worldly goods. He begs for cash with a sign saying he has lost everything. ‘Trying to survive,’ it adds."

Joe Biden may think that he is going to bring the U.S. economy back to life with all of the borrowing and spending that he is doing, but the truth is that it is just going to make our long-term problems even worse. Unfortunately, a lot of our long-term problems are rapidly becoming short-term problems, and that is not good news for any of us."

"How It Really Is"

 

"National Horror Story Hour"

"National Horror Story Hour"
by Jim Kunstler

"Questions du jour: Can the US government make itself even more untrustworthy? Has it become an enemy of the people? Just wondering. What would be worse, actually, is if we learn that American culture is untrustworthy, since politics is downstream of culture. It would be the equivalent writ large of a human personality at war with itself, unable to trust its own thoughts and actions.

Which perhaps explains the seeming psychosis raging through our society at the moment. The hallucinatory delusions of the day are exactly what you’d expect in the kind of personality undergoing a psychotic stress fracture, like the character Norman Bates in Hitchcock’s classic horror movie, Psycho. Poor Norman (or “Mister Bates,” as Hitch playfully had the other characters call him), developed the unfortunate habit of dressing up like deceased Mother and slashing to death any other female for whom Mister Bates had impure thoughts. That was the 1960s version of the Transsexual Story Hour. We’ve come a long way, baby, since those innocent days.

In today’s day, another part of the collective personality is suddenly coming apart: science, or The Science, as the lingo has it these days. The Science is the system of hypotheses and proofs that normally plays the hero’s role in the task of determining reality, especially about things that are dangerous to mankind. The Science is supposedly behind what we know about the Covid-19 pandemic that has turned America, and much of the whole world, upside down. The Science has become so untrustworthy that an awful lot of people harbor suspicions that it has been running a number on them for the past year.

In the early going of the War on Covid-19, The Science told its soldiers, the doctors, to jam ventilators down patients’ throats. Whoops, that didn’t work so well. The Science told everybody to fuggeddabowt Ivermectin, hydroxychloroquine, Zinc, and Vitamin D. The Science told New York Governor Andrew Cuomo to stash Covid-19 infected patients in nursing homes. The Science told everybody don’t bother with masks, then to definitely wear masks, then to maybe not wear masks, then to wear double masks, then to get vaccinated and wear masks. Golly, what to believe? Some people began to think that The Science was full of shit - which is, let’s face it, a dangerous thought, and something which, thank Gawd, Facebook, Twitter, and Google corrected for us.

One thing The Science remained adamant about for a whole year was that Covid-19 did not come from the Wuhan, China, Institute of Virology, where-and-to-which, it just happened, one of the US government’s Knights of The Science, Dr. Anthony Fauci, was funneling US taxpayer-funded grant money for the purpose of doing gain-of-function research on exotic bat corona viruses. Gosh, why would you even do that? (Doesn’t gain of function = make it more deadly?)

Supposedly to gain knowledge so that mankind will be prepared to fight the emergence of deadly bat viruses that somehow manage to sneak into the human population at some future date. These things can happen, you know. We’ve already tangled with bird flu and swine flu, so deadly bat flu could hardly be out of the question. Of course, one of the dangers, when you are playing with deadly respiratory viruses in a lab, is that lab workers might inhale a virus or two and become infected with a specimen that The Science has engineered to be especially troublesome… but that was very unlikely, maintained Dr. Anthony Fauci, Chief Science Advisor to the President.

Until this month when Dr. Fauci conceded to a Senate Committee that perhaps an investigation was warranted to find out if, perchance, Covid-19 escaped from the Wuhan lab - since, it turns out, the Wuhan lab was such a sloppy-ass operation that its level of safety was comparable to an ordinary dentist’s office. It also turns out, according to a Wall Street Journal report this week, that three Wuhan lab workers did indeed need to be hospitalized in November 2019, which was around the time the bug got loose among the civilians of Wuhan City, while Chinese tourists and workers were still winging around the world on airplanes by the tens of thousands - prompting one to wonder whether, also perchance, this was something that the CCP wanted to happen? ¿Quién sabe?

Now that “safe and effective” vaccines are available against Covid-19, The Science is urging everybody to take it, pronto, and the government is assisting in the distribution and deployment of vaccinations even to the very borderline of coercing citizens into it by turning the “vaccine hesitant” into social pariahs. No restaurant meals or ballgames for you Science-offending trolls! How’s that working? According to Dr. Fauci, and several other Knights of The Science, more than half of the people on their staffs got vaxed voluntarily. More than half! Now that’s a ringing vote of confidence in The Science!

Never mind that the vaxes being deployed got exempted from the normal years-long safety trials that The Science previously deemed essential for new vaccines, and received special liability protection against lawsuits, should something go awry with the jabs. And never mind the strange side-effects being reported, ranging from human reproductive problems to fatal blood clots. And never mind that apparently quite a few people who got the vax have also gotten Covid-19. And never mind that House Speaker Nancy Pelosi has continued to flutter about her place of business wearing color-coordinated face masks, despite being vaxed and spending her time among colleagues who are all vaxed up.

Standing by on all that to see how the vaccine beta-testers make out over a somewhat longer haul… Meanwhile, the next national reality test is underway in Arizona and just now gearing up in the state of Georgia, too. That would be Election Science, or the hypotheses and proofs of how ballots are cast and votes are tallied. These are also matters that our Knights of Public Management, such as Arizona Governor Doug Doucy and Georgia Governor Brian Kemp, and their Secretaries of State Hobbs and Raffensperger, declare to be unworthy of investigation. And yet, investigations are apparently proceeding against their wishes and convictions, thanks to the Arizona State Senate and some Georgia judges. Standing by now to see how much more psychotic America’s collective persona grows as that nasty business creeps forward."

"The Truth..."

"Paranoia is just another mask for ignorance. 
The truth, when you finally chase it down, 
is almost always far worse than your darkest visions and fears."
- Dr. Hunter S. Thompson

Greg Hunter, "Weekly News Wrap-Up 5/28/21"

"Weekly News Wrap-Up 5/28/21"
By Greg Hunter’s USAWatchdog.com

"According to the 2008 Nobel Prize winner in medicine, Luc Montagnier, the CV19 vaccines are creating variants or mutations that are resistant to the CV19 vaccine. He also says that he is following the global vaccination push closely and says he is documenting that the “curve of vaccination is followed by the curve of deaths.” Montagnier says he is seeing “patients who have become sick with Corona after being vaccinated.” The mainstream press is already trying to tamp this down by saying Montagnier is an “anti-vaxer” and was misquoted. I guarantee you he is not misquoted here on USAWatchdog.com. See for yourself.

Election integrity audits are continuing but are also being vigorously resisted by Democrats in several states. The mainstream media (MSM), which has become a propaganda arm of Deep State Democrats, are writing one negative story after another. They are calling the auditors “grifters” and the audits “bogus.” These are the same organizations who told us the CV19 virus did not come from a lab in China, and now we know, that, too was a propaganda lie. It all will eventually boil down to the voting machines and the actual ballots.

During the 2020 campaign, Vice President Joe Biden famously said that his tax increase will not be paid by anyone making less than $400,000 a year. If you consider the inflation rate that is vaulting higher, you know everyone who eats or drives a car is being taxed by inflation. Now, Biden wants Congress to approve a $6 trillion budget in fiscal 2022. How’s he going to pay for that? Tax, tax and more tax on everyone and every company in America. Another Biden election promise fulfilled."

Join Greg Hunter on Rumble as he talks about these 
stories and more in the Weekly News Wrap-Up for 5/28/21:

MUST READ Repost: "Everyone Vaccinated For Covid Will DIE, Warns French Virologist"

"Everyone Vaccinated For Covid Will DIE, Warns French Virologist"
Wuhan Flu shots were designed to “slow kill” 
the masses through time-delayed death.
by Ethan Huff

"There is no chance of long-term survival for anyone who received a Wuhan coronavirus (Covid-19) injection, according to leading French virologist Luc Montagnier. Everyone who is getting jabbed for the Chinese Virus will die, he reportedly stated during a recent interview, which you can watch at Brighteon.com.

“There is no hope and no possible treatment for those who have already been vaccinated,” Montagnier stated plainly during the segment. “We must be prepared to cremate the bodies.” After studying at length the ingredients contained in the injections and what they do, Montagnier came to the conclusion that every single person who gets the shot will eventually die from antibody-dependent enhancement, or ADE. “That is all that can be said,” he added.

Montagnier is credited with being the first to discover HIV, by the way, having warned last spring that the Wuhan Flu contains artificially spliced DNA from the autoimmune-provoking virus. It now appears as though these same alterations can be found in Chinese Virus “vaccines,” which are priming people’s bodies for eventual sudden death.

Montagnier also stated last year that the “presence of elements of HIV and germs of malaria in the genome of coronavirus is highly suspect and the characteristics of the virus could not have arisen naturally.” It turns out he was right. It is one thing for the genetically modified (GMO) virus to be intentionally released, but a whole different thing for the medical establishment to then introduce an injection for it right in the middle of an alleged “pandemic.” In Montagnier’s view, this approach is an “unacceptable mistake,” at best, because all it will do is spread even more “variants” of the Chinese Virus and kill more people – which appears to have been the plan all along.

We have Donald Trump and his “Operation Warp Speed” scheme to thank for this nightmare, by the way. While some of his diehard supporters still insist that Trump should not be blamed because he was simply “misled” by his cabinet concerning the nature of the injections, Trump himself is aggressively pushing them even to this day, despite the tens of thousands of known cases of injury and death.

Evidence continues to mount that Chinese Virus injections were designed to be a “slow” kill for many, meaning their detrimental impact takes a bit of time to manifest. For some, however, injury and death will come immediately, as we have seen in the headlines as of late. All of this would explain the mad rush to vaccinate people at “warp speed,” using any ploy or coercion tactic necessary to reach the desired target. Once enough vaccinated people start dropping dead, the remaining unvaccinated will more than likely resist, which is why the Biden regime is moving quickly to get as many people injected as possibly, preferably before July 4.

“The powers that be have your DNA from the swab tests in a database link with an artificial intelligence that will determine the best time for one to die, and it will be by a ‘natural’ cause like stroke or heart attack,” one commenter at Disclose.tv wrote about people who are not necessarily vaccinated but who have undergone a covid “test.” “A certain frequency will resonate with the target only by the mobility tower closest to your home. Skynet is not sending droids, but frequencies.” More of the latest news about the death and destruction being brought to bear by Wuhan coronavirus (Covid-19) injections can be found at ChemicalViolence.com."
MUST READ:
Related:
"The prestigious Salk Institute, founded by vaccine pioneer Jonas Salk, has authored and published a bombshell scientific article revealing that the SARS-CoV-2 spike protein is what’s actually causing vascular damage in covid patients and covid vaccine recipients, promoting the strokes, heart attacks, migraines, blood clots and other harmful reactions that have already killed thousands of Americans (source: VAERS.hhs.gov)."

Critically, all four covid vaccine brands currently in widespread use either inject patients with the spike protein or, via mRNA technology, instruct the patient’s own body to manufacture spike proteins and release them into their own blood. This floods the patient’s body with the very spike protein that the Salk Institute has now identified as the smoking gun cause of vascular damage and related events (such as blood clots, which are killing many people who take the vaccines). "Put simply, it means the vaccines were designed to contain the very element that’s killing people."
Full article:

Thursday, May 27, 2021

"Starvation & Food Shortages Will Be The New Normal Once The Imminent Economic Collapse Hits"

Full screen recommended.
"Starvation & Food Shortages Will Be The New 
Normal Once The Imminent Economic Collapse Hits"
by Epic Economist

"The acute supply shortages we have been seeing since the beginning of the health crisis are actually not something new in the history of the United States. Throughout the past century, America faced several crises, external and internal conflicts, and economic downturns. Times of shortages are far more common than people can remember, and in the old days, hoarding and panic buying already existed. People used to stock up on everyday essentials ranging from flour to toilet paper, not very different from what happens today. However, except for two periods of extreme drought, food shortages have often been second-order crises caused by political and economic tensions, not by the lack of food per se. Yet, there were other moments when multiple determinants resulted in severe shortages too, like during the Great Depression of the 1930s.

If there's something we could learn from the supply chain disruptions induced by the effects of the health crisis is that food shortages do not mean food doesn't exist. It means that food isn't available on grocery shelves, where consumers can easily find it. In 2020, during the peak of the sanitary outbreak, the threat of lockdowns prompted millions of people to rush into the stores and leave shelves empty. What most people didn't know at the time was that there were tons and tons of food waiting to be delivered, but due to transportation problems and government restrictions, they never were. Farmers and food processors were forced to dump their milk, meat, and fresh produce because they were not allowed to sell them directly to consumers due to contractual obligations. Millions of dollars worth of food were destroyed while grocery chains allegedly “struggled” to keep up with the overwhelming demand.

But if there's one thing most Americans don't know or are failing to consider is that another major economic collapse is looming. As we discussed in many of our previous videos, the government's monetary response to the health crisis has pushed our national debt up to almost 30 trillion dollars, and this is something we should all be paying close attention to. We are told that because the United States is such a powerful economy, we're allowed to take up on more and more and more debt, and everything will be just fine - which is far from the truth.

This is the kind of debt trap that drove many of the world's leading economies to the ground, and it is just not intelligent to sit and wait to see what happens. Recently, a number of experts have been stressing that our financial system is broken. They say that regardless of what reckless investors want to believe, we're on the verge of a financial disaster. If our markets crash and the government steps in with another trillion-dollar rescue plan we will see the entire economy going down the same financial cliff Argentina and Greece did in recent years.

The only thing preventing another calamitous economic depression right now is the fact that the American Dollar is the world’s reserve currency. But in face of an overly expanded money supply, a huge national debt, runaway inflation, and the decay of our currency's purchasing power, major economies have started to walk away from dollar transactions and dump their Treasury Bonds, which means that in a snap of fingers, we could find ourselves in the middle of a financial collapse no one saw it coming.

When a situation like this occurs, grocers have essentially two alternatives: either they hold on to their supply stockpiles and wait until they can sell them at a higher price or they just raise the prices - period. So when food becomes a scarce commodity and prices start skyrocketing, the vast majority of the population becomes unable to buy food for their families. Only those with enough money and influence will be able to find and buy what they need at such insanely inflated prices. This is how millions of Americans were thrown out of their comfortable middle-class lives and fallen right into poverty during the Great Depression. Those people faced starvation - and we are about to see millions upon millions just like them as soon as we move on to the next stage of the economic collapse.

A broken society and empty stomachs are enough to bring a country down. People will not be panic buying and hoarding. They will be fighting and stealing. We have already seen a very small fraction of that tumult during the Texas storms and the Colonial Pipeline shutdown. Only this time, things won't come back to "normal". There will be no normal anymore. There will only be chaos. The big question is: are you ready?"

“Fantasyland Is Going To End; Multiple Economic Collapses; Power Outages”

Jeremiah Babe,
“Fantasyland Is Going To End; 
Multiple Economic Collapses; Power Outages”

Gregory Mannarino, PM 5/27/21: "Inflation Is SURGING! Indicators At 2 Decade High WITH TRILLIONS IN MORE DEBT COMING"

 

Gregory Mannarino, PM 5/27/21:
"Inflation Is SURGING! Indicators At 2 Decade 
High WITH TRILLIONS IN MORE DEBT COMING"

Musical Interlude: Vangelis, “Fields of Coral”

Vangelis, “Fields of Coral”

"A Look to the Heavens"

"Distorted galaxy NGC 2442 can be found in the southern constellation of the flying fish, (Piscis) Volans. Located about 50 million light-years away, the galaxy's two spiral arms extending from a pronounced central bar give it a hook-shaped appearance. This deep color image also shows the arms' obscuring dust lanes, young blue star clusters and reddish star forming regions surrounding a core of yellowish light from an older population of stars.


But the star forming regions seem more concentrated along the drawn-out (right side) spiral arm. The distorted structure is likely the result of an ancient close encounter with the smaller galaxy seen near the top left of this field of view. The two interacting galaxies are separated by about 150,000 light-years at the estimated distance of NGC 2442."
http://www.antwrp.gsfc.nasa.gov/apod/ap090228.html

"Why Do We Look to the Stars?"

"The Cosmos is all that is or ever was or ever will be. Our feeblest contemplations of the Cosmos stir us — there is a tingling in the spine, a catch in the voice, a faint sensation of a distant memory, as if we were falling from a great height. We know we are approaching the greatest of mysteries.

For as long as there has been humans we have searched for our place in the cosmos. Where are we? Who are we? We find that we live on an insignificant planet of a hum-drum star lost in a galaxy tucked away in some forgotten corner of a universe in which there are far more galaxies than people. This perspective is a courageous continuation of our penchant for constructing and testing mental models of the skies; the Sun as a red-hot stone, the stars as a celestial flame, the Galaxy as the backbone of night.
The size and age of the Cosmos are beyond ordinary human understanding. Lost somewhere between immensity and eternity is our tiny planetary home. In a cosmic perspective, most human concerns seem insignificant, even petty. And yet our species is young and curious and brave and shows much promise. In the last few millennia we have made the most astonishing and unexpected discoveries about the Cosmos and our place within it, explorations that are exhilarating to consider. They remind us that humans have evolved to wonder, that understanding is a joy, that knowledge is prerequisite to survival. I believe our future depends powerfully on how well we understand this Cosmos in which we float like a mote of dust in the morning sky. Imagination will often carry us to worlds that never were. But without it we go nowhere."
- Carl Sagan

Chet Raymo, “The Spark of Life”

  

“The Spark of Life”
by Chet Raymo

"In a previous post I quoted Teilhard de Chardin referring to the discovery of electromagnetic waves as a "prodigious biological event." A biological event? What could he mean? The universe was awash with electromagnetic waves long before life appeared on Earth, or anywhere else in the universe. The cosmic microwave background radiation- the residue of the big bang- is electromagnetic. Starlight is an electromagnetic wave. You can "discover" electromagnetic waves by opening your eyes.

Of course, what Teilhard referred to was the conscious control of electromagnetic radiation by sentient biological creatures. Electromagnetic waves were predicted theoretically by the Scottish physicist James Clerk Maxwell in 1864, as he played with equations describing electric and magnetic fields. Then, twenty-two years later, electromagnetic waves were experimentally demonstrated by Heinrich Hertz, who in effect made the first radio broadcast and reception. At Hertz's transmitter a spark jumped back and forth between two metal spheres 50 million times a second. Across the room a similar spark was instantly produced at the receiver. Invisible electrical energy had passed through space at the speed of light.

A spark dancing between two spheres- an unpretentious beginning for the age of radio, television, mobile phones and wireless internet. That first transmitter and receiver had a basement-workshop simplicity about them. Hertz demonstrated the nature of electromagnetic waves with constructions of wood, brass and sealing wax.

Wood, brass, sealing wax and conscious intelligence. Here on Earth- perhaps throughout the universe- stardust gave rise to living slime. The slime complexified, became conscious. Invented mathematics, experimental science. Caused sparks to jump between metal spheres. Sent the signature of biological activity across a room. Across a planet. Across the universe."
"Prodigious!”

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“The Mouse And The Books”

“The Mouse And The Books”
by Paulo Coelho

“When I was interned in Dr. Eiras Hospital, I began to have panic crises. One day, I decided to consult the psychiatrist in charge of my case: “Doctor, I am overcome by fear; it takes from me the joy of living.” “Here in my office there is a mouse that eats my books”, said the doctor. “If I get desperate about this mouse, he will hide from me and I will do nothing else in life but hunt him. Therefore, I put the most important books in a safe place and let him gnaw some others. In this way, he is still a mouse and does not become a monster. Be afraid of some things and concentrate all your fear on them – so that you have courage in the rest.”

"Zombie Highway"

"Zombie Highway"
by Bill Bonner

YOUGHAL, IRELAND – "Here’s a joke without a punchline from the Stansberry Morning Market Preview: “Democrats called on President Joe Biden to replace former President Donald Trump’s Federal Reserve picks when their terms expire later this year, potentially reshaping the central bank.”

The only plausible reason for replacing the Trump picks with Biden picks would be to make the Federal Reserve more responsive to the Democratic agenda – that is, even more ready to print money to cover the cost of programs we can’t afford. Someone should tell them… they’re wasting their time. Trump’s picks are some of the biggest get-along, go-along nincompoops to ever join the central bank. Trying to find even bigger dumbheads will be a challenge as unfruitful as a vasectomy.

Servile Fed: Jerome Powell is Trump’s man. So is Randal Quarles. And Richard Clarida. And Christopher Waller. And Miki Bowman. Except for Lael Brainard, who was appointed by Barack Obama, they are all Trump’s choices. And they run the Fed. How could you possibly “reshape” the Fed into a more servile… fully lobotomized… mouth-breathing… knuckle-dragging… confederacy of dunces? It’s hard to imagine.

They’re already printing money on a scale never before seen in America. They are adding $120 billion per month – more money every six months than was added in the whole period from the beginning of the dollar in 1792… to the year 2000. And in the last few weeks, almost all of them have gone on record, reciting their unadulterated faith in stimmy spending to raise inflation… and boost the economy.

Yes, Dear Reader, the U.S. is already on the Zombie Highway… tripping lightly over good intentions and stomping down hard on the bad ones… with no exit ramp.

Obvious Solution: But that last dot is one most dear readers don’t want to connect. They imagine that there must be some way to change course… some trick that will “save” us… some president – maybe Donald J. Trump himself – who could appoint a new slate of Fed governors and put the brakes on…

Readers often accuse us of dereliction… or defeatism. “All you do is complain,” writes the typical kvetcher. “How about offering a solution?” But the remedy is so blindingly obvious, there is surely no need to mention it: Stop printing fake money… Allow interest rates to go where they want… And balance the federal budget. There’s no mystery to it.

In seconds, interest rates would shoot up… the stock and bond markets would collapse… the economy would go into a deep depression…the president and most of Congress would be impeached or recalled…goofy, wealth-destroying bailouts, boondoggles, and giveaways would have to be abandoned (there would be no further talk of a Green New Deal… or reparations… or another round of stimmy checks)…and millions of businesses and households would go broke.

We’ve had the gain, you might say, here’s the pain! And while this sharp correction would set the stage for a long period of real prosperity, there is no chance – none – that the deciders would permit it.

Zombie Hell: Alas, we live in the big, wide world. We only control a tiny little part of it. And in the big, wide world, stuff happens. Not always good stuff. And it happens regardless of what we want… or even what we think – following patterns scrawled in blood and bile, not carefully drafted by the brain.

What Roman wished for the destruction of the empire? What Irishman wanted to see his island invaded by Vikings… then Normans… then Cromwell… his crops burned… his family starved… his language, religion, and culture demonized or demoted? What American in the 1920s wanted a 10-year depression that would only end in a catastrophic world war? Who even wanted 10% inflation in America in the 1970s?

Yesterday, we saw the Zombie Index – a measure of the percentage of Americans contributing a big, fat zero to the economy – at 52%. Slightly more than half the country now shuffles from one handout to the next. But you don’t need a majority to get to Zombie Hell. No vote is necessary. Monetary and fiscal policies are decided, of course, by the deciders. They are the elite, who actually control government. The Zombie Index merely tells us how far up the leg the gangrene has gone.

Every one of the zombie programs now in action… or under consideration… is an opportunity for the deciders to gain power, status, and wealth. Money is printed by the Fed (there’s no other way to support these programs) and then distributed as the deciders see fit. Cut off the money, and you also cut off the deciders’ source of power and loot.

Vital Linchpin: Normally, this perverse system is held in check by money itself. There’s only so much of it… and people are reluctant to hand over their own good money to be squandered on the feds’ bad programs. That’s why fake money is the linchpin of the whole corrupt system. It allows the deciders to shift more and more money to themselves… without appearing to take it from anyone else – neither in taxes nor even by borrowing it (which would drive interest rates up and create an unfortunate feedback loop).

The only restraint… as the Modern Monetary Theorists tell us… is inflation. Eventually, prices rise. And when they do, the theorists tell us that the government will raise taxes to remove money from the system, squelch inflation, and keep things running on an even keel, all the way to paradise.

Never Gonna Happen: But that ain’t gonna happen. This month, we got a brief glimpse of the future… When the latest figures showed inflation rising at the fastest pace in 40 years, the deciders did not decide to raise taxes or interest rates… nor to withdraw their trillion-dollar programs… cut back on spending… or stop printing money. Instead, Trump’s Fed governors gave us all the reasons why this inflation is “transitory”… and why we shouldn’t worry about it. This is the only subject on which both Democrats and Republicans are steadfastly united. They are all the “deciders” – all members of the elite. And while they may jostle each other, trying to get their snouts in the trough, none has any intention of cutting off the slop."