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    Daily Digest 12/1 — COVID Vaccine Mandates Blocked Again in Courts; Common Food Additive Wrecks Gut Health

    by Jeanne

    Wednesday, December 1, 2021, 9:45 AM


Renewables are being installed at top speed — but still far too slow to fix the planet, energy watchdog says

Growth in renewable energy is set to hit an all-time record this year, but is still falling “well short” of what is necessary to slash planet-warming emissions, according to the International Energy Agency.

Energy Dome uses CO2 for long-term power storage for solar energy

Energy Dome today announced the close of its $11 million Series A fundraise, with the goal of deploying the first commercially viable CO2 battery in a demonstration project in its native Sardinia, Italy.


What’s the environmental impact each time we hit ‘buy now,’ and can we change course?

NPR’s Mary Louise Kelly talks with author J.B. MacKinnon about the impact of American consumerism on the environment, and how pulling back could positively affect the planet.

10 Questions: Reducing the Risk of Highly Toxic PFAS in the Environment

PFAS – an acronym for per- and polyfluoroalkyl substances – are a class of widely used chemicals that are very persistent, toxic and mobile in the environment.


Ubiquitous food additive alters human microbiota and intestinal environment

New clinical research indicates that a widely used food additive, carboxymethylcellulose, alters the intestinal environment of healthy persons, perturbing levels of beneficial bacteria and nutrients. These findings, published in Gastroenterology, demonstrate the need for further study of the long-term impacts of this food additive on health.

Federal judge blocks COVID-19 vaccine mandate for health care workers

A federal judge in Louisiana issued a preliminary injunction on Tuesday blocking President Joe Biden’s national COVID-19 vaccine mandate for health care workers, just one week before the mandate was to go into effect.


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  • Wed, Dec 01, 2021 - 2:54pm



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    Black starts: how the grid gets restarted



    To make the present discussion a little easier, we’ll be focusing on one aspect of the February grid crash that’s often bandied about but rarely explained: that the Texas grid was mere minutes away from collapsing completely, and that it would have taken weeks or months to restore had it been able to slip away. Is that really possible? Can the power grid just “go away” completely and suddenly? The answer, sadly, is yes, but thankfully a lot of thought has been put into not only preventing it from happening but also how to restart everything if it does happen, by performing what’s known as a “Black Start.”


    All the procedures for black starting an islanded power plant are carefully documented, and the plans are supposed to be practiced at regular intervals to make sure everything works. Unfortunately, when crunch time came in Texas last February, and multiple power plants were islanded, the black start process was anything but smooth. One report said that nine out of thirteen generators designated as primary black start units were found to be not working, while six of the fifteen generators designated to back up the primary black start generators were also down. The problems with generators ranged from freeze damage to fuel issues, including the inability of trucks to deliver fuel oil on icy roads.

    At the risk of oversimplifying a complex and far-flung series of events, for want of a set of tire chains, Texas came astonishingly close to losing their power not just for a couple of days, but for weeks or possibly months. It didn’t happen in this case, but only just barely and by several strokes of luck. We’ve no doubt that a lot of engineering skill and ingenuity went into getting the reluctant black start generators back online, too, so hats off to everyone who worked hard to avert the catastrophe. Hopefully, this will serve as a wake-up call, and that some thought will be put into how to better engineer the whole black start system, not only in Texas but at every power plant in the world.

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  • Wed, Dec 01, 2021 - 3:15pm

    Redneck Engineer

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    Another vax?


    Chinese research may lead to another vax (or other treatment).

    Interesting how the solutions are forming an east-west divide. It reminds me of 1984 - Oceania and Eastasia regional power blocks forming.

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  • Wed, Dec 01, 2021 - 6:34pm



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    The *Vaccine* versus *The Vaccine Passport*

    PP members will be familiar with this difference and line of thinking.  (h/t to Ken)

    In a well done video interview posted on Odysee, a "financial investor" Melissa Ciummei ,lays out the case that the vaccine passport is an essential Identification and Social Control element for the planned centrally controlled world.

    She mirrors much of what has been said here very clearly.


    major points

    1.  All fiat currencies fail eventually

    2.  Our currencies are at the end of their life cycles and the wealthy understand this.

    3.  Will transition to a centrally controlled digital currency

    4.  The future is a convergence of

    A.  digital ID (biometric, implantable or wearable).  You are identified, tracked and observed at all times.  The computer network always knows who you are and where you are.

    B.  A global panopticon of surveillance and control.

    C.  An "internet of things" that can be centrally controlled.  (Your refrigerator monitors your speech and your toaster notes when you come and go.  Street surveillance cameras and your Ring door cameras track each person.)

    D.  Your "internet of things"is under central control. Your money is programmable.  (Fines are deducted from your account at will.)  The subway turn-style will not admit you if your social credit score is low.  The elevator will not run for political dissidents.  Your car will not start unless you comply.

    5.  They need to get your children inducted into the system.  Their Identifying Markers must be placed.  (No biologic advantage for kids to be vaccinated.)  They must be bound into the control network.


    Her recommendations sound like they are right out of Chris and Adam's book Prosper.

    1.  do not comply.  Do not take your children to the vaccination centers.

    2.  precious metals to save wealth.

    3.  she doesn't like cryptos as they are "too close to" the digital currency and she believes that they will not remain out of the oligarchy's clutches.  (Sounds like Catherine Austin Fitts here.)

    4.  build capital that is outside the system and is non-financial.  Food production, community, physical health, water, land, emotional resilience.  (She absolutely read Prosper)  Plan on living outside the edges of the main society.  Understand that you won't be able to attend concerts as a result of your decision.

    5.  Find your tribe.  Everyone feels like they are alone.  But they are not.  Many are just like you.  Network.  Form alliances and partnerships.

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  • Thu, Dec 02, 2021 - 5:10am


    Arthur Robey

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    The Rods of God

    Make a sonic boom when they do their thing.

    Linda Moulton Howe has done numerous YouTube videos on "Mysterious Booms". We get triangulation on the truth.

    Here two troopers plow through their findings in their inarticulate way. (Easy, civilian. At least they are not smooth talking butchers.)

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