Saturday, September 11, 2021

“Banks Will Report You To IRS; Consumer Bonanza Ending; Real Money Can’t be Printed; Danger Zone”

Jeremiah Babe, PM 9/11/21:
“Banks Will Report You To IRS; Consumer Bonanza Ending; 
Real Money Can’t be Printed; Danger Zone”

Musical Interlude: Peder B. Helland, "Deep Space"

Full screen recommended.
"Deep Space, Ambient Meditation 
and Sleep Music from Soothing Relaxation"
"Deep ambient music for meditation and sleep composed by Peder B. Helland. 
Turn the volume down and relax while you fly through space."

"A Look to the Heavens"

 “Large galaxies grow by eating small ones. Even our own galaxy practices galactic cannibalism, absorbing small galaxies that get too close and are captured by the Milky Way's gravity. In fact, the practice is common in the universe and illustrated by this striking pair of interacting galaxies from the banks of the southern constellation Eridanus, The River. 

Located over 50 million light years away, the large, distorted spiral NGC 1532 is seen locked in a gravitational struggle with dwarf galaxy NGC 1531 (right of center), a struggle the smaller galaxy will eventually lose. Seen edge-on, spiral NGC 1532 spans about 100,000 light-years. Nicely detailed in this sharp image, the NGC 1532/1531 pair is thought to be similar to the well-studied system of face-on spiral and small companion known as M51.”

Chet Raymo, “Universal Constants, Universal Consensus”

“Universal Constants, Universal Consensus”
by Chet Raymo

“I once received a book in the mail, as I sometimes do, for potential review on this blog, James Stein's “Cosmic Numbers: The Numbers That Define Our Universe”. I often write here about books I read, but I don't review. I did glance at Stein's book, however. It has an audience, but it's not for me; been there, done that. The subtitle is provocative, however. The idea that a dozen or so numbers "define the universe." That's a mind-blowing concept.

The gravitational constant. The speed of light. Absolute zero. Planck's constant. The Hubble constant. And so on. Familiar to every introductory physics student. Built into the very structure of the Earth. And every other earth in the universe.
Look again at the Hubble Ultra Deep Field photograph. above Those myriad of galaxies. Those yawning light-years. That infinitude of worlds. And, as far as we know, the fundamental constants are the same everywhere,

The human mind has thrown a net across the cosmos. And as we have brought the galaxies into our ken, so have we come to realize that we too are part and parcel of the fabric of cosmic space and time. Exceptional clarity. Impenetrable mystery.

So what do we make of the news so breathlessly reported in the media of neutrinos moving faster than the speed of light? This is surely a bit of heroic physics, pitting what we believe to be true against the refining fire of experience, but I wouldn't make too much of it yet. Tom suggested that perhaps the researchers unwittingly measured the distance from CERN in Switzerland to Gran Sasso in Italy with greater accuracy. That's the kind of whimsy the result calls for now. The real story- for the time being- is as an illustration of the way the engine of scientific knowing grinds inexorably toward consensus.”

"Like Butterflies..."

"We are like butterflies who flutter for a day and think it's forever."
 - Carl Sagan

"Yet Now..."

“Yet now, as he roared across the night sky toward an unknown destiny, he found himself facing that bleak and ultimate question which so few men can answer to their satisfaction. What have I done with my life, he asked himself, that the world will be poorer if I leave it?”
- Arthur C. Clarke, “Glide Path”

Free Download: "The Poems Of Alfred, Lord Tennyson"

"The long day wanes: the slow moon climbs: the deep
Moans round with many voices. Come, my friends,
'Tis not too late to seek a newer world.
Push off, and sitting well in order smite
The sounding furrows; for my purpose holds
To sail beyond the sunset, and the baths
Of all the western stars, until I die.
It may be that the gulfs will wash us down:
It may be we shall touch the Happy Isles,
And see the great Achilles, whom we knew.
Tho' much is taken, much abides and tho'
We are not now that strength which in old days
Moved earth and heaven; that which we are, we are..."

- Alfred, Lord Tennyson, "Ulysses"
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The Daily "Near You?"

Vestal, New York, USA. Thanks for stopping by!

"20 Years Later"

"20 Years Later"
by Addison Wiggin

"Spending more than a few minutes on a cable news channel or streaming website is usually an exercise in tedium. But tuning in this week quickly became intolerable. The networks are commemorating the 20th anniversary of the 9/11 attacks. We’ve had an endless parade of survivors, retrospectives and regurgitated footage of the calamity taking up almost all of the available airtime. Coverage may be even more somber in the wake of the U.S. withdrawal from Afghanistan. You may remember 9/11 was a casus belli for invading the Central Asian nation - to punish the ruling Taliban for harboring al-Qaida - blamed for the attacks.

Those lingering memories of the burning towers are the reason Americans so readily backed U.S. involvement in Afghanistan. The words “9/11” were all the justification needed to keep the military there for the next 20 years. After two decades and over $2 trillion, U.S. troops are gone and the Taliban are back in control. But we wonder if anyone will be brave enough to utter the tough questions underlying the maudlin remembrances… or if they’ll be too “political” to ponder on such a somber occasion.

We’re not beholden to such patriotic impulses, so we don’t mind considering out loud why we were attacked. We can consider whether 20 years of military action in Afghanistan made us safer. And we can wonder if anyone will ever apologize for the military debacle and shameful retreat.

“Terribly, Terribly Wrong”: It’s not unprecedented. As Bill Bonner and I relate in Empire of Debt, Robert S. McNamara, secretary of defense from 1961 to 1968 - and the U.S. architect of the Vietnam War - admitted that what he had done was “terribly, terribly wrong.” Who would have thought a more terribly wrong war could drown out the misbegotten deeds of an earlier generation? How was it that a whole new generation would be duped into fighting an endless battle against an invisible global enemy?

As we’ve already heard many times recently, many of the soldiers returning home from Afghanistan were but wee toddlers or a gleam in their mother’s eye when the World Trade Towers fell. An argument could be made that the U.S. “had to do something,” lest more airliners become weapons of mass destruction. Just three months after the devastating hijacking, al-Qaida supposedly suborned a man into wearing explosive shoes onto an airplane.

McNamara’s justification for sending more and more troops into Vietnam was a lot more ethereal. The North Vietnamese never posed any real danger to the United States. Ho Chi Minh and his men were never going to seize Washington. So what is astonishing about McNamara’s mea culpa is not his admission that he made a colossal error - though that is extraordinary in itself and places him in a superior category to most public officials - but his candid record of how life-and-death decisions are made by supposedly intelligent and responsible governments.

Not Stupid, Just Absurd: In 1954 - just after the French had their croissants handed to them at Dien Bien Phu - President Dwight Eisenhower warned that the fall of French Indochina would give communists a foothold. As the ideology took root in one country, he said, it would spread to all the others… and soon all of Asia would be under red flags. This “domino theory,” as it became known, was so popular that it crossed political party lines. Today, the idea is about as fashionable as poodle skirts or brogues with spats… mostly because it doesn’t make a lick of sense.

How could anyone believe that a state — an abstract as well as physical thing — of 35 million people (in 1965) of various cultures, languages, religions, ethnic and racial groups, political preferences, modernization and sexual preferences living in a land of 127,000 square miles (about the size of New Mexico) including mountains, swamps, beaches, plains, jungle, hamlets and cities be understood as a small, 3-D object painted in two colors?

The idea was not stupid. It was just absurd. Einstein had said that things should be made as simple as possible, but no simpler. America’s empire builders of the 1960s had gone too far. It was as if they had simplified the Old Testament as: “Jews kick butts in the Holy Land.” They had lost the nuances and details that made it interesting.

Dominoes Can Fall in Both Directions: Whether Laos or Cambodia would be affected by events in Vietnam, no one could say. But what they could say with complete assurance was that Vietnam was not a domino. If proximity caused nations to change their political systems, why hadn’t West Germany become like East Germany? Why did Switzerland keep its federal system when it was surrounded by centralized governments? And who ever heard of dominoes that fell only in one direction? If the presence of a communist South Vietnam might cause Thailand to topple toward communism, mightn’t the presence of Thailand on its border cause South Vietnam to topple toward constitutional monarchy?

Perhaps most importantly of all, if the people of Southeast Asia wanted to “go communist,” who were we to tell them not to? It was only because America presumed itself to be an empire that the question even came up. Empires are involved in constant warfare - the struggle to control vassal states on the periphery. Typically, they do so to maintain order throughout the empire, as well as to obtain new sources of tribute. But our answer presumes a logic that isn’t there. Empires fight for dominoes - not for any particular, logical reason, but merely because they are empires.

Questions Nobody Asked: Could not Vietnam have been independent, but neutral in the Cold War? Why did it matter anyway; Vietnam was still a primitive, mostly agricultural nation? Whichever side gained her allegiance, what did they gain? Nobody ever seemed to ask - either themselves or the other side.

In retrospect, it looks as though the whole conflict - or at least the bloodiest part - could have been avoided, simply by sitting down and exploring a few issues. But the lunkheads running U.S. foreign policy at the time did not even bother to ask. It was arrogance, no doubt, that prevented anyone from seriously considering conversation as an alternative to brute force. In the end, the United States was fighting an ideology - not an actual enemy. But the harder it fought, the more misery the Vietnamese people suffered… giving them a reason to embrace the opposite of whatever was causing them to suffer.

Lessons Not Learned: The 9/11 planners, at least, provided a more visceral enemy than the boogeyman that drove the Vietnam War - communism. Again, it’s easy to see how these mistakes were repeated in Afghanistan. Terrorism is a tactic, not a physical foe. Sure, we needed to go after the guys who planned 9/11. But did we need to overthrow the Taliban to achieve that goal?

Yes, said the American empire builders... who eagerly leapt at the chance to try once again to remake a country in their own image. The experiences in Afghanistan show that U.S. policymakers learned nothing they should have from the Vietnam War. In fact, policymakers tried so hard to prevent the Afghan war from becoming “another Vietnam” that they actually magnified the mistakes of the past. "Empire of Debt" explains how the Vietnam War helped put the United States on a path to ruin. The disaster in Afghanistan could seal the deal."

"14 Ways Official Reports Agreed With “Conspiracy Theorists” On 9/11"

"14 Ways Official Reports Agreed With
 “Conspiracy Theorists” On 9/11"
by OffG

"As part of our season marking the 20th anniversary of the 9/11 “terrorist attacks”, OffG is going to be highlighting some of the research papers and scientific studies done over the years. These studies have been key in pointing out logical flaws and impossible physics used to support the official narrative.

Our first paper is “Fourteen Points of Agreement with Official Government Reports on the World Trade Center Destruction”, which was first published in 2008. Authored by five key names in the 9/11 truth movement, Steve Jones, Frank Legge, Kevin Ryan, Anthony Szamboti and James Gourley, this paper collates all the statements from both FEMA and NIST that actually agree with the so-called “conspiracy theorists”, and highlights the holes in the official story. Holes that the government experts admit exist. We’ll post the 14 points summarized, and you may downoad the complete research paper at the link above.

1. WTC 7’S COLLAPSE IS UNRESOLVED: The specifics of the fires in WTC 7 and how they caused the building to collapse remain unknown at this time. Although the total diesel fuel on the premises contained massive potential energy, the best hypothesis has only a low probability of occurrence. Further research, investigation, and analyses are needed to resolve this issue.” FEMA, World Trade Center building performance study: Preliminary observations, and recommendations, Report FEMA 403, May 2002.

2. WTC 1&2 WITHSTOOD THE JET IMPACT, AS THEY WERE DESIGNED TO: The WTC towers had been designed to withstand the accidental impact of a Boeing 707 seeking to land at a nearby airport…” FEMA, World Trade Center building performance study: Preliminary observations, and recommendations, Report FEMA 403, May 2002. Both WTC 1 and WTC 2 were stable after the aircraft impact, standing for 102 min and 56 min, respectively. The global analyses with structural impact damage showed that both towers had considerable reserve capacity” “Final report on the collapse of the World Trade Center towers”, NIST, September 2005.

3. “PANCAKE THEORY” NOT SUPPORTED BY THE EVIDENCE: NIST’s findings do not support the “pancake theory” of collapse, which is premised on a progressive failure of the floor systems in the WTC towers… Thus, the floors did not fail progressively to cause a pancaking phenomenon.” NIST federal building and fire safety investigation of the World Trade Center disaster, FAQ, August 30, 2006. [Online]

4. LOAD-BEARING STRUCTURES WERE NOWHERE NEAR THEIR LIMITS: The core of the building, which carried primarily gravity loads, was made up of a mixture of massive box columns made from three-story long plates, and heavy rolled wide-flange shapes […] The core columns were designed to carry the building gravity loads and were loaded to approximately 50% of their capacity before the aircraft impact….the exterior columns were loaded to only approximately 20% of their capacity before the aircraft impact” “The role of metallurgy in the NIST investigation of the World Trade Center towers collapse”, JOM vol. 59, no. 11, pp. 22-29, November 2007

Full screen recommended.
Q: “How could the WTC towers collapse in only 11 seconds (WTC 1) and 9 seconds (WTC 2) — speeds that approximate that of a ball dropped from similar height in a vacuum (with no air resistance)?”
A: …As documented in Section 6.14.4 of NIST NCSTAR 1, these collapse times show that: “… the structure below the level of collapse initiation offered minimal resistance to the falling building mass at and above the impact zone. The potential energy released by the downward movement of the large building mass far exceeded the capacity of the intact structure below to absorb that energy through energy of deformation. Since the stories below the level of collapse initiation provided little resistance to the tremendous energy released by the falling building mass, the building section above came down essentially in free fall, as seen in videos”

NIST federal building and fire safety investigation of the World Trade Center disaster, FAQ, August 30, 2006. [Online]

6. TRUSSES PASSED FIRE ENDURANCE TESTS: “NIST contracted with Underwriters Laboratories, Inc. to conduct tests to obtain information on the fire endurance of trusses like those in the WTC towers…. All four test specimens sustained the maximum design load for approximately 2 hours without collapsing…The Investigation Team was cautious about using these results directly in the formulation of collapse hypotheses. In addition to the scaling issues raised by the test results, the fires in the towers on September 11, and the resulting exposure of the floor systems, were substantially different from the conditions in the test furnaces. Nonetheless, the [empirical test] results established that this type of assembly was capable of sustaining a large gravity load, without collapsing, for a substantial period of time relative to the duration of the fires in any given location on September 11”

“Final report on the collapse of the World Trade Center towers”, NIST, September 2005.

7. FIRES BURNT FOR A “SHORT DURATION”: The initial jet fuel fires themselves lasted at most a few minutes” […] “At any given location, the duration of [air, not steel] temperatures near 1,000 °C was about 15 min to 20 min. The rest of the time, the calculated temperatures were near 500 °C or below”.

“Final report on the collapse of the World Trade Center towers”, NIST, September 2005.

8. FIRES WERE NOT HOT ENOUGH TO MELT STEEL: In no instance did NIST report that steel in the WTC towers melted due to the fires. The melting point of steel is about 1,500 degrees Celsius (2,800 degrees Fahrenheit). Normal building fires and hydrocarbon (e.g., jet fuel) fires generate temperatures up to about 1,100 degrees Celsius (2,000 degrees Fahrenheit). NIST reported maximum upper layer air temperatures of about 1,000 degrees Celsius (1,800 degrees Fahrenheit) in the WTC towers (for example, see NCSTAR 1, figure 6-36)”

NIST federal building and fire safety investigation of the World Trade Center disaster, FAQ, August 30, 2006. [Online]

9. MOST OF THE WTC STEEL EVIDENCE WAS DESTROYED: “NIST possesses 236 structural steel elements from the World Trade Center (WTC) buildings. These pieces represent a small fraction of the enormous amount of steel examined at the various recovery yards where the debris was sent as the WTC site was cleared. It is estimated that roughly 0.25 percent to 0.5 percent of the 200,000 tons of steel used in the construction of the two towers was recovered. […] The lack of WTC 7 steel precludes tests on actual material from the structure…”

Federal building and fire safety investigation of the World Trade Center disaster: Steel inventory and identification, NIST, September 2005.

10. UNEXPLAINED UNUSUALLY BRIGHT FLAMES AND GLOWING LIQUID PRESENT: An unusual flame is visible within this fire. In the upper photograph {Fig 9-44} a very bright flame, as opposed to the typical yellow or orange surrounding flames, which is generating a plume of white smoke, stands out”

“Final report on the collapse of the World Trade Center towers”, NIST, September 2005.

“NIST reported (NCSTAR 1-5A) that just before 9:52 am, a bright spot appeared at the top of a window on the 80th floor of WTC 2, four windows removed from the east edge on the north face, followed by the flow of a glowing liquid. This flow lasted approximately four seconds before subsiding. Many such liquid flows were observed from near this location in the seven minutes leading up to the collapse of this tower”.

NIST federal building and fire safety investigation of the World Trade Center disaster, FAQ, August 30, 2006. [Online]

11. STEEL SHOWS EVIDENCE OF VERY HIGH TEMPERATURES AND SULFIDATION: Sample 1 (From WTC 7)… Evidence of a severe high temperature corrosion attack on the steel, including oxidation and sulfidation with subsequent intergranular melting, was readily visible in the near-surface microstructure […] Sample 2 (From WTC 1 or WTC 2)…The thinning of the steel occurred by high temperature corrosion due to a combination of oxidation and sulfidation […] The severe corrosion and subsequent erosion of Samples 1 and 2 are a very unusual event. No clear explanation for the source of the sulfur has been identified…A detailed study into the mechanisms of this phenomenon is needed…”

FEMA, World Trade Center building performance study: Preliminary observations, and recommendations, Report FEMA 403, May 2002.

12. NIST TWEAKED THEIR COMPUTER MODELS UNTIL THEY OBTAINED THE RESULTS THEY WANTED: The more severe case (which became Case B for WTC 1 and Case D for WTC 2) was used for the global analysis of each tower. Complete sets of simulations were then performed for Cases B and D. To the extent that the simulations deviated from the photographic evidence or eyewitness reports [e.g., complete collapse occurred], the investigators adjusted the input, but only within the range of physical reality. Thus, for instance…the pulling forces on the perimeter columns by the sagging floors were adjusted…”

“Final report on the collapse of the World Trade Center towers”, NIST, September 2005.

13. NO EXPLANATION FOR THE TOTAL COLLAPSE OF THE BUILDINGS: This letter is in response to your April 12, 2007 request for correction…we are unable to provide a full explanation of the total collapse”

CS Fletcher (NIST), “Response to request for correction”, Journal of 9/11 Studies, vol. 17, pp. 17-23, November 2007

14. NIST NEVER LOOKED FOR EXPLOSIVE RESIDUE: Q: Did the NIST investigation look for evidence of the WTC towers being brought down by controlled demolition? Was the steel tested for explosives or thermite residues?
A: NIST did not test for the residue of these compounds in the steel.

NIST federal building and fire safety investigation of the World Trade Center disaster, FAQ, August 30, 2006. [Online]

There you have it, the “official narrative” condemned with words from the authors’ own hands. Government experts admit that the twin towers were designed to withstand impacts from jets, and did so, and that the weight-bearing structures of WTC 1&2 were loaded to, at most 50% of their capacity before the impacts of the planes.

They admit that the fires burnt for only 15 minutes and that the trusses passed fire endurance tests eight times longer than that. They admit these fires were never hot enough to melt steel, and yet they admit there were unusually bright flames, molten metal and evidence of incredibly high temperatures and sulfidation of the steel.

They admit the evidence does not support the initial “pancake theory” of collapse and that they have no full explanation of the complete collapse of the twin towers, which they admit happened at near-freefall speed. They even admit that their explanation of WTC7’s collapse “has only a low probability of occurrence”.

They admit that despite this lack of explanation, and witness testimony of molten steel and explosions, they never tested the WTC steel for explosive residue.

And they admit the government removed and destroyed the vast majority of the steel evidence.

Does anything else really need to be said?"
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"Our Lives..."


"How It Really Is"


"Truth Gone Missing"
by Robert M. Hamburger

"This week marks 20 years since the September 11th terrorist attacks. The American People have never been told the truth of what happened that day and one need to look no further than Joe issuing an executive order directing the Department of Justice to conduct a “declassification review” of documents concerning the FBI investigation of the September 11, 2001 terrorist attacks. Joe said he told the Justice Department to err on the side of disclosure. Why not disclose all of it? Is an America that keeps secrets from its People an honorable nation or a despicable one?

These are some of questions I asked in the hours, days and weeks after, as well as the months and years since September 11. All remain unanswered.

• United States Air Traffic Control’s Standard Operating Procedure calls for fighter jets to be sent to intercept commercial aircraft that have lost communication for more than five minutes. After five minutes fighter jets are scrambled and they are able to intercept an airliner anywhere in the airspace of the lower 48 states within 14 minutes. What happened to Standard Operating Procedure on September 11 when not one - but four - jets disappeared for times all in excess of one hour? Four orders to stand down would have had to have been issued that morning. Who gave those orders?

• The Commander in Chief continued to read from a children’s book in an elementary school classroom in Florida for seven minutes after being informed of the second World Trade Tower strike. Leaders do not wait for their handlers to tell them what to do. Who was in charge of America that day?

• Why were members of the Bin Laden family allowed to fly out of the United States in the days after the attacks while all other aircraft was grounded?

• Trading of put options (betting a stock will decline) on American and United Airlines soared in the days before the attacks. Much of the trading was done through Deutsche Bundesbank investment subsidiary Alex Brown & Sons. The Executive Director (third ranking position) of the CIA on September 11 was Alvin Bernard “Buzzy” Krongard. Prior to joining the CIA Krongard was the CEO and Chairman of the Board of Alex Brown & Sons. Why has this case of securities fraud not been investigated with the same resources and fervor used to go after B. Madoff?

• The country’s spy agency, the Central Intelligence Agency, met with Osama Bin Laden when he was being treated for a kidney disorder in a Dubai hospital in months before the attacks. Why?

• Planes hit two World Trade Center towers on September 11 yet three towers fell. What caused WTC Tower 7 to collapse later that day? The story of Tower 7 is an asterisk and it ought not be.

• Why did we invade Iraq when 15 of the 19 alleged hijackers were Saudi nationals? Why did the war on terror become the war in Iraq which then became the war in Afghanistan? How is it possible for so many of my fellow Americans to not see through the military-industrial complex’s erroneous and detrimental narratives?

• When George and Dick testified to the 9/11 Commission they did so on the condition that they would only testify together, that they would not be placed under oath, and that there were to be no recordings made of the session. Why did the members of the 9/11 Commission agree to this? Why do our two top leaders not have to be accountable to those they are supposed to represent? Why were the two of them granted a privilege that would never be afforded to me or you? What did George and Dick say that day and why are the American People not privy to that information?
• In the photo above where is the plane wreckage? The official story says that the plane was so hot that it was eviscerated… yet the grass in front of the Pentagon is both green and unharmed… many of the Pentagon widows alongside the hole are intact… and unscathed books can even be seen in the offices of the Pentagon. I have had numerous moments that I refer to as right-before-my-very-eyes-moments when it comes to current events in the United States - when we are told that what seems to have happened did not happen. This one takes the cake.

Official stories from our government - JFK, Vietnam, NAFTA, 9/11, Covid vaxxies, Afghanistan, et al. - are blasphemous and insulting. Twenty years later I remember those who sadly lost their lives on yet another day when I lost more faith in my country’s government."

Friday, September 10, 2021

"Inflation Continues and Dire Stock Market Warnings"

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Dan, iAllegedly PM 9/10/21:
"Inflation Continues and Dire Stock Market Warnings"
"The Economy is in horrible shape. The producer price index was at record highs. The Dire warnings are now coming from Deutsche Bank and other wall street professional. Even the dogs don’t believe that this ends well. We went to dog Beach today ."

"Walmart Food Shelves Empty; Home Depot Lumber Scarce; Economy Collapsing Right Before Your Eyes"

Full screen recommended.
Jeremiah Babe, PM 9/10/21:
"Walmart Food Shelves Empty; Home Depot Lumber Scarce; 
Economy Collapsing Right Before Your Eyes"

Greg Hunter, "Weekly News Wrap-Up 9/10/21"

"Weekly News Wrap-Up 9/10/21"
By Greg Hunter’s

"The results are in, and the Arizona audit of Maricopa county shows massive fraud in a state Joe Biden “won” by just 12,000 votes. The big numbers include 173,000 missing votes and 96,000 so-called “Ghost” votes. Keep in mind, the Maricopa County Board of Supervisors ignored subpoenas and did not hand over all the data asked for by the AZ legislature running the audit. Will Senator Mark Kelly be recalled? Will the 2020 Presidential Election in that state be decertified? All these questions will be answered in the not-to-distant future.

VP Joe Biden is attacking the unvaxed in a new Executive Order (EO) mandating vaccines or weekly CV19 tests. Some are already saying this EO is totally unconstitutional. What happened to the Democrat saying “My Body, My Choice? I guess when it comes to experimental vaccines, you get no choice.

Treasury Secretary Janet Yellen wrote a letter this week to Speaker of the House Nancy Pelosi and said the USA will stop paying its bills sometime in October if a new debt deal is not reached. In short: The USA is broke. I have never heard of a letter from the Treasury Secretary to Congress sounding this dire. It shows the economy and the finances of America are on very shaky ground. Prepare for rough sailing and hope for a deal."

Join Greg Hunter on Rumble as he talks about these
 stories and more in the Weekly News Wrap-Up for 9/10/21.

After the Wrap-Up: Retired Lieutenant General Michael Flynn will be the guest for the “Saturday Night Post” 9/11/21. He is crisscrossing the country on the “Reawaken America Tour” and has the popular nonprofit site called General Flynn talks about the ongoing takeover of America by communists and globalists and much more eye opening information.

"The Six Largest Banks Warn Of A 2021 Stock Market Crash: Be Ready!"

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"The Six Largest Banks Warn Of A 2021 
Stock Market Crash: Be Ready!"
by Epic Economist

"Yesterday, U.S. stocks faced a small but extremely worrying decline - one that indicates that the current bull run can no longer be sustained and a crash seems closer than ever. The market slump is all over the news, and even big Wall Street institutions are flashing red alerts that the all-time high in stocks may not last for much longer and a significant correction is coming. Overvaluation has been worrying market veterans for months, but it has gotten to a point that a slight slip from record-highs could potentially bring the entire market down, which reflects how excess liquidity injected by the Federal Reserve via its Quantitative Easing program has created imbalances that simply can no longer be ignored. The Fed is now in a very tough position because rising inflation means that they have to start tapering bond purchases sooner than expected. But when billions upon billions of printed money stop flowing into the U.S. stock market, an epic collapse will follow. And the seven biggest Wall Street Banks are warning about growing risks in the market, with some of them expecting an imminent crash of up to 20%, while others expect the gradual burst of the stock market bubble.

It's important to highlight that those big financial institutions tend to be very cautious with their warnings not to spook investors and accidentally spark a sell-off that could result in a crash. Of course, they also have to be very careful with their words since they have millions of clients pouring money into their investments and any wrong turns would be equally damaging for the institutions themselves. But this also means that when they finally begin to sound the alarm for a potential "correction" is because the situation doesn't look good at all. With a booming consumer demand and several disruptions in global supply chains - including widespread shortages, labor shortages, delivery delays, low inventories of many consumer goods, and skyrocketing freight prices - inflation levels are looking very scary. In addition to all that, industry executives are stressing that problems in the supply chains are expected to last until 2022, while the UN just warned about a staggering increase in food prices that should also persist until 2022. This is to say that the Fed statements about a "transitory" period of inflation are about to be debunked. The economic rebound is at risk of being derailed by the fast growth of inflation, leaving the Fed no other option rather than initiate its tapering program.

At this point, unless the Fed unleashes another record burst of stock buybacks, which seems unlikely, the only thing holding the market together today is the continued risk appetite among retail investors. But these retail investors that are currently the support pillar that keeps the market stable will only stay in place for as long as easy money policies persist, according to JP Morgan. Data released by the bank found that the strength of the retail flow has pushed equities to near-record highs, pointing to an equity allocation of 46% now, only slightly below the post-Lehman crisis high of 47.6% seen in 2018.

All Wall Street banks know, and the Fed certainly knows too that even the smallest policy hiccup will trigger a furious response in Wall Street, because we already passed the point of no return, and the central bank cannot afford even the slightest drop in stocks without risking a full-blown meltdown and a stock market crash of epic proportions. While most central banks around the world have already started tapering, the Fed continues to postpone its chaotic fate. The European Central Bank announced yesterday that it will start tapering its asset purchases. The Bank of Japan, the Bank of Canada, the Bank of England, the Reserve Bank of New Zealand, and the Reserve Bank of Australia also announced tapering plans. Amid the most excessively overstimulated economy and markets ever, the Fed continues to $120 billion a month. What is taking the Fed so long to do the same as the other central banks? Well... because it knows that when it starts to roll back bond purchases and raise interest rates, it will inevitably spark a stock market crash, a housing bubble burst, and the collapse of the bond market. This is how the Everything Bubble bursts, and this explosion is going to happen sooner than most people dare to imagine."

“This Vaccine Rollout Is a Nightmare”

“This Vaccine Rollout Is a Nightmare”
by Brian Maher

"Tyrannical. Dictatorial. Medical fascism. Unconscionably unconstitutional... These are some of the devil terms we have heard ascribed to Mr. Biden’s vaccine mandate, yesterday announced. We have heard other colorful descriptions... unsuitable for publication in our pristine, snow-driven pages. The president wagged his finger at the millions of unvaccinated Americans yesterday - and read them a severe lesson.

Here is our own James Howard Kunstler, in searing, scathing, sarcastic summary, giving the president a terrible razzing: "Ol’ White Joe was back on TV yesterday issuing threats to his countrypersons. We are in thrall to a pandemic disease, you understand, this organism called COVID-19 and some 80 million of us have not availed ourselves of the magical vaccine required to prevent the transmission of said organism. We must take the vaccine in order to protect the people who already got the vax - many of them more than one shot - from catching COVID-19.

Hold on now… you say they got multiple doses of the vax but they can still catch the disease? Yes, they can, evidently. OK… well… what kind of vax is it that doesn’t keep you from catching the disease? Oh, a most excellent vax! And you must take it, or lose your income, forfeit your useful position in this economy, give up all the normal routines of existing in a free society.

Then… this is no longer a free society? Oh, but it is… as long as you take as many vaxes as we can force you to take… and by the way, don’t badmouth the vaxes. We will find out and we will deal with you. We’ll come for you. We’ll take away your access to banking. We’ll sic federal agencies on your case. You will become a non-person, perhaps an unperson! There, that’ll fix you!"

Yesterday evening an interview with a hospital nurse drifted in over the transom. In it she blew a deafening whistle. She insisted upon anonymity for fear of retaliatory fire. Her accented voice gave the heavy impression of a Southern rearing, leading us to conclude she nurses in a state with a high reporting of cases - Texas perhaps, where anti-vaccine primitives are said to proliferate in abominable numbers.

This nurse insisted her hospital has not been overstretched by virus sufferers. She claims the greatest increase of cases she has witnessed are - in fact - vaccine casualties: “Blood clots, cardiac issues, neurological issues, balance issues, cognitive issues, aggressive behavior, encephalopathy.” We understand these are commonly documented vaccine aftereffects. Yet when this nurse challenges the physicians with clinical evidence, they pull a zipper across her lips: "I have not had one doctor acknowledge anything I’ve said… it’s completely dismissed. They will not acknowledge it, they will stop you mid-sentence… It’s an unwritten rule, you can’t talk about it. But it’s common knowledge among the staff."

Moreover, incoming patients are subjected to a notoriously faulty “PCR” test. It often gives a false positive reading. Those unfortunates who test positive are corralled in with known COVID sufferers — even if they manifest no symptoms whatsoever - where they are subjected to actual infection. They are often dosed with remdesivir, a supposed therapeutic. It is one of very few medicines the Food and Drug Administration has authorized to battle the virus - even though it has proved a poor combatant.

This nurse affirms the drug yields few positive results. It does… however… yield profound disorders of the heart and kidneys, which she has witnessed. It nonetheless prices at $520 the dose (a generic variant may go for less).  “This has been the standard medication since the beginning,” she claims, frustratingly.

Clinical studies - meantime - indicate the drug ivermectin packs far greater antiviral wallop. Yet it lacks the official imprimatur of the Food and Drug Administration. We mention, only in passing, that one dose of generic ivermectin goes for as little as $4.50. This whistletooting nurse concludes: "None of us is going to take these [vaccines] because we’ve seen what they’ve done to patients... I would go through [the initial phases] of COVID 10 times over, easily, compared with what I’ve seen with this vaccine rollout. The injuries and the loss of life, the loss of function… this is horrific. This vaccine rollout is a nightmare, and the media are completely not telling any truth about what is actually going on with these vaccines."

Is the evidence here presented of the anecdotal type? It is, yes. It is merely one account. Another nurse in another hospital may chirp different tunes altogether. Yet we have encountered similar murmurs from other sources… and we have come to believe there is justice in them. The vast majority of the vaccinated may suffer no aftereffects whatsoever, or merely slight aftereffects. We do not claim otherwise. Yet it offers small, small solace to the hundreds of thousands whom the vaccines have likely wrecked - some beyond salvage. And we believe, heart and soul, that each American is entitled to know.

Below, libertarian writer Jeffrey Tucker shows you how the media have perpetuated a thoroughly discredited falsehood about ivermectin, and why “we are truly living through the worst and most egregious ocean of untruth ever to wash over humanity.” Read on.
"The Hoax That Rocked the Media"
By Jeffrey Tucker

"I hope you do not mind a bit of anger in this letter. Right now, I’m really feeling it. I’m beyond fed up.

This week the entire English-speaking world was rocked with an amazing claim. The issue was the overcrowding of hospitals by people who had overdosed on ivermectin, the therapeutic sometimes mentioned in the context of COVID. Rolling Stone reported - the story is still there albeit with a shy correction - that gunshot victims were being turned away to treat people who had taken the drug. The article had all the perfect makings of a viral internet story. The story even ran with pictures of people standing in lines waiting to get to the hospital, but the picture had nothing to do with reality.

Yahoo, MSNBC, Rachel Maddow, Business Insider, The Hill, Newsweek, countless blue checkmarks, revered sources of medical information and so many more shared the story. Multiple millions saw it. It always had a spin: Look at these unvaccinated rubes out there taking medicine made for horses and ruining our medical system.

What idiots.

The source for the story was one person: Dr. Jason McElyea. It turned out, however, that it only took a bit of checking to discover that the whole thing was a hoax. The rural Oklahoma hospital said they experienced no such thing. Dr. McElyea hadn’t worked there in months. There wasn’t a shred of truth to the article. Still, it was shared many millions of times.

The story began with an Oklahoma news channel that quoted McElyea. On closer inspection, the story got worse: The doctor never even made such a claim. The local station ran the story anyway. And still Rolling Stone ran with it, and the story went viral long before anyone even bothered to check it out. It would have taken one quick phone call, and anyone could have done it.

No one did.

None of the people who shared the article on Twitter were banned or even dinged for spreading false information. None of the main “fact check” sites such as Snopes or has run stories about it. One would never know that it was one of the more viral pieces of fake news this year. A search for ivermectin on their sites reveals only sources that make exaggerated claims for the drug.

What’s behind this? The point is that the major media have a prevailing bias: People and especially Trump supporters are dumb as chickens. They don’t know what’s good for them. They should listen to Fauci. When they do not, they threaten public health in horrible ways. This fake story had all these elements and was therefore perfect. It didn’t matter that not one word was true.

Why This Matters: This isn’t about just this one story. You probably saw it at some point. Now you know it is fake. Probably tens of millions of people saw the story but only a fraction of them will ever know that the thing was entirely made up. They are all victims of a hoax and do not know it. None of the major figures out there who were pushing this claptrap has apologized.

This is about more than this one news item. It is about a story of American life that is flat-out wrong but is widely accepted and perpetuated by the press, and not just in this one instance. It is about nearly everything you read in the press even when the facts are not flat-out wrong, as they were in this instance. It is about the marketing of a much larger lie about who we are as a people.

In the last 18 months, and probably for much longer, this lie has done terrible things to the freedoms and rights we once took for granted.

They have lied about COVID risk, lied about case fatalities, lied by therapeutics, lied about vaccines, lied about the costs of lockdowns, lied about the devastation wrought by school and church closures, lied about masks and social distancing, lied about seasonality, lied about super-spreader events, lied about all the science, lied about the stimulus, lied about monetary policy and lied about the history of the virus.

What’s more, after 18 months, reporters all know this. They are aware of the alternative point of view. It is everywhere on Twitter… until it is banned. It is on Medium… until it is banned. It is on Facebook… until it is taken down. It is on LinkedIn… until the company blocks it. It is on websites… until the server company is forced to stop providing service.

We are truly living through the worst and most egregious ocean of untruth ever to wash over humanity. It happens daily, hourly, minute by minute. And there are ever fewer venues around even to call it out.

When they come after you, they don’t just take down your comments that contradict the official story. They delete your entire life. This is what happened to the greatest voice on the virus out there, Alex Berenson, who has been correct on so much from the beginning. He had a massive Twitter following until his entire account was blown away.

Now historians don’t even have access to his account to prove that he was right. I can’t look back and see what he was tweeting and when. For intellectuals and writers, this isn’t just about blocking some thoughts; it is about taking away their humanity and their main source of value to the world.

It is death.

With What Results? This is not an intellectual game. We are fighting for freedom itself, which is to say fighting for our lives. It’s bad enough how in this country the media have worked as handmaidens of despotism. But have a look at a country like Australia, where people are polite, sweet, well educated and rich.

Vast amounts of that whole nation have been turned into prison states with people beaten and arrested for leaving their homes. In Australian media, it's almost as bad, with only a few voices of dissent. I could go through a huge list of countries where this is true today. It’s beyond tragic.

What’s behind the complete betrayal of the ideal of freedom by the major media and Big Tech? In a word, careerism. Each person involved is choosing a paycheck over principle. They are putting their short-term interests above the interests of humanity. The case I mentioned above proves it. They know now that the story is totally false, and yet they refuse to revisit the issue and admit it. That alone is extremely telling.

What it tells me is: They cannot be trusted. It has become ever more difficult these days to get reliable information about anything. I’ve never had as much appreciation for independent voices and outlets as I have today. Indeed, our freedoms depend on them: your ability to know where to go to get good information and our ability to deliver it to you. This is not just a business model. This is civilization at stake."

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Your guide:
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WARNS On A "HARD" Stock Market Drop"

Musical Interlude: 2002, “Children in Time”

Full screen recommended.
2002, “Children in Time”
"This song is from 2002's album 'This Moment Now.' Twenty years ago, Pamela and Randy lived for awhile in different parts of the country, and part of their staying in touch was a steady stream of hand-written love letters to each other. The music on this album reflects a love that transcends distance and time."

"A Look to the Heavens"

“Namibia has some of the darkest nights visible from any continent. It is therefore home to some of the more spectacular skyscapes, a few of which have been captured in the below time-lapse video. We recommend watching this video at FULL SCREEN (1080p), with audio on. The night sky of Namibia is one of the best in the world, about the same quality of the deserts of Chile and Australia.
Full screen recommended. 
Visible at the movie start are unusual quiver trees perched before a deep starfield highlighted by the central band of our Milky Way Galaxy. This bright band of stars and gas appears to pivot around the celestial south pole as our Earth rotates. The remains of camel thorn trees are then seen against a sky that includes a fuzzy patch on the far right that is the Large Magellanic Cloud, a small satellite galaxy to the Milky Way. A bright sunlight-reflecting satellite passes quickly overhead. Quiver trees appear again, now showing their unusual trunks, while the Small Magellanic Cloud becomes clearly visible in the background. Artificial lights illuminate a mist that surround camel thorn trees in Deadvlei. In the final sequence, natural Namibian stone arches are captured against the advancing shadows of the setting moon. This video incorporates over 16,000 images shot over two years, and won top honors among the 2012 Travel Photographer of the Year awards.”

The Poet: Theodore Roethke, “The Waking”

“The Waking”

“I wake to sleep, and take my waking slow.
I feel my fate in what I cannot fear.
I learn by going where I have to go.

We think by feeling. What is there to know?
I hear my being dance from ear to ear.
I wake to sleep, and take my waking slow.

Of those so close beside me, which are you?
God bless the Ground! I shall walk softly there,
And learn by going where I have to go.

Light takes the Tree; but who can tell us how?
The lowly worm climbs up a winding stair;
I wake to sleep, and take my waking slow.

Great Nature has another thing to do
To you and me; so take the lively air,
And, lovely, learn by going where to go.

This shaking keeps me steady. I should know.
What falls away is always. And is near.
I wake to sleep, and take my waking slow.
I learn by going where I have to go.”

- Theodore Roethke

"Not Such An Easy Business..."

“Over the years you get to see what a struggle life is for most people, how tough it is, how easy it is to be judgmental and criticize and stand outside of situations and impart your wisdom and judgment. But over the decades I've got more tolerant of people's flaws and mistakes. Everybody makes a lot of them. When you're younger you feel: "Hey, this person is evil" or "This person is a jerk" or stupid or "What's wrong with them?" Then you go through life and you think: "Well, it's not so easy." There's a lot of mystery and suffering and complication. Everybody's out there trying to do the best they can. And it's not such an easy business.”
- Woody Allen

"The Bewildered Herd..."

“The bewildered herd is a problem. We've got to prevent their roar and trampling. We've got to distract them. They should be watching the Superbowl or sitcoms or violent movies. Every once in a while you call on them to chant meaningless slogans like "Support our troops!" You've got to keep them pretty scared, because unless they're properly scared and frightened of all kinds of devils that are going to destroy them from outside or inside or somewhere, they may start to think, which is very dangerous, because they're not competent to think. Therefore it's important to distract them and marginalize them.”
- Noam Chomsky

The Daily "Near You?"

Robstown, Texas, USA. Thanks for stopping by!

"War of the Woke"

"War of the Woke"
by Bill Bonner

"They mainly attributed the peaceful dominion of religion in their country to the separation of church and state. I do not hesitate to affirm that during my stay in America, I did not meet with a single individual, of the clergy or of the laity, who was not of the same opinion upon this point."
– "Democracy in America", by Alexis de Tocqueville

YOUGHAL, IRELAND – "Does freedom pay? Thank the long-suffering people of North Korea for their real-world/real-time test. The elite in North Korea has been telling them what to do for more than half a century… with predictable results – grinding poverty… and outright starvation. And we are grateful. Otherwise, the theory – that the freer the society, the richer the people – would be just a theory… buttressed only by speculation, logic, and anecdotal evidence.

But the test on the Korean Peninsula was almost perfect. Same people. Same resources. Same climate. Same time (the test began in 1953). More or less the same starting position (the U.S. had pulverized North Korea in the war; but so had it smashed up Japan and Germany). The southerners chose freedom – moderated, as always, by government, social norms, and so forth. The group in the North went for non-freedom… ruthlessly, sternly enforced by the Kim Il-Sung and then Kim Jong-Il communist governments.

The result? The South Korean economy is now nearly 100 times bigger than the economy of North Korea. The average South Korean has nearly 50 times more wealth. He will live to an average age of 79, which is 11 years longer than the North Korean male (and a couple of years more than the average man in the U.S.). And to top it off, the free people of the South are between 1 and 3 inches taller than those in the North, thanks to getting enough to eat. 

Conclusion: Freedom makes a big difference in the economic world. But does it work elsewhere?

Born Unfree: Thomas Jefferson, in a flight of fancy or wishful thinking, wrote that “all men are born free…” Clearly, they are not. They are born subject to the laws and regulations of the place they are hatched. In the U.S., Forbes Magazine calculated that some 88,899 rules and regulations were brought in from 1995 to 2016 alone, along with 4,312 laws. And a newborn also has his share of the $28 trillion national debt. No matter that he had no say in it… and got nothing from it.

Religious Crusades: But Jefferson and the Founding Fathers at least tried to put some things off limits to bossy-pants rulers. We now take religious freedom for granted. But that was not always the case. Here in Ireland, for example, Catholics were punished, starved, marginalized, burned out, chased out… driven “to Hell… or to Connaught”… and killed outright.

The “religious” wars in Europe – 1522 to 1648 – took the lives of as many as 18 million people. And earlier still, the Crusades against heretics, the Ottoman Empire, and free-thinkers lasted for hundreds of years – until the last Moor was driven from the Iberian Peninsula in 1492 in the Reconquista.

After that, some different religions were tolerated in some places at some times. In Transylvania, in 1568, for example, the Diet – the legislative, administrative, and judicial body – enacted the Edict of Torda. In it, Catholicism, Lutheranism, Unitarism, and Calvinism were permitted, but they drew the line at outright religious freedom.

Jews generally required special permission to live in a city, except in Poland, where they enjoyed substantial autonomy, given to them in the Statute of Kalisz of 1264.

But it wasn’t until the founding of the United States of America that real religious freedom was firmly established. Instead of granting people the right to practice their religion – or “tolerating” them – the idea in the First Amendment is that religion is none of the government’s business. The feds can give no permission; they have none to give. The result? Here, too, freedom paid off. Different sects competed for hearts, minds, and souls… and generally flourished without resort to violence.

Unfree Speech: And how about Freedom of the Press? One of the cardinal values of a free and prosperous society – also guaranteed by the First Amendment – is the ability to say what you think – even if it is idiotic. But among the dogma of the new Woke Religion is that saying the wrong thing can be almost as bad as violence. If it makes someone feel bad, they say, it is a “micro-aggression,” and should be outlawed.

In the news yesterday was an item from Texas. The University of Texas is being encouraged to eliminate its anthem, "The Eyes of Texas are Upon You", not because of anything in the song itself, but because “it makes black students feel unwelcome.”

Can you talk openly about race in America today? How about the coronavirus… and vaccines? Or sex? You can be as gross and indelicate as you want… but try to talk publicly about the differences between the sexes… and why a man may not be “cut out” to make a good momma… or why you may not be able to turn him into a woman just by hacking off his genitals… and see how far you get.

Say what you really think, and you could lose your job, your career, your friends… and be harassed into hiding. And it’s not the government itself that shuts you up… but the “free press”… and the keyboard warriors on social media! How so? Come back on Monday and we’ll take a look.

"After All..."

“The acceptance of ambiguity implies more than the commonplace understanding that some good things and some bad things happen to us. It means that we know that good and evil are inextricably intermixed in human affairs; that they contain, and sometimes embrace, their opposites; that success may involve failure of a different kind, and failure may be a kind of triumph.”
- Sydney J. Harris

And, of course, the universal and inevitable excuse…
“A person who is going to commit an inhuman act invariably
excuses himself to himself by saying, “I’m only human, after all.”
- Sydney J. Harris

I've always wondered...
Everyone says “Only human…” compared to what?