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    Daily Digest 9/20 — Natural-Gas Prices Surge; Commodity Freight Rates Poised to ‘Go Parabolic’…

    by Whitney

    Monday, September 20, 2021, 9:29 AM

Economy

Natural-Gas Prices Surge, and Winter Is Still Months Away – WSJ

Natural-gas prices have surged, prompting worries about winter shortages and forecasts for the most expensive fuel since frackers flooded the market more than a decade ago.  U.S. natural-gas futures ended Friday at $5.105 per million British thermal units.  They were about half that six months ago and have leapt 17% this month.

Commodity freight rates poised to ‘go parabolic,’ Genco CEO says – Seeking Alpha

Commodity shipping rates are ready to spike higher to reflect the surge in costs for transporting manufactured goods, Genco Shipping (GNK -0.1%) President and CEO John Wobensmith tells Bloomberg.  “You do get to a point, and you’ve seen this in containers, where you hit a certain utilization rate and you start to go parabolic on rates,” the CEO says. “We’re getting close to that period.”

Pennsylvania enforces 2-bottle limit on some booze due to supply chain disruptions – USA Today

Pennsylvania’s state-run liquor system has started rationing sales of a few dozen products in response to what it describes as supply shortages beyond its control.

The Pennsylvania Liquor Control Board notified license holders on Thursday that two-bottles-per-day purchase limits for customers at state stores, as well as well for bars, restaurants and other license holders, would remain in place indefinitely.

The PLCB said “sustained supply chain disruptions and product shortages” prompted the restrictions on certain types of alcohol.

Cryptocurrency launchpad hit by $3 million supply chain attack – Ars Technica

SushiSwap’s chief technology officer says the company’s MISO platform has been hit by a software supply chain attack. SushiSwap is a community-driven decentralized finance (DeFi) platform that lets users swap, earn, lend, borrow, and leverage cryptocurrency assets all from one place. Launched earlier this year, Sushi’s newest offering, Minimal Initial SushiSwap Offering (MISO), is a token launchpad that lets projects launch their own tokens on the Sushi network.

Up to Half of the $14 Trillion Spent by Pentagon Since 9/11 Has Gone to War Profiteers – Scheerpost

A new analysis shows that a “large portion” of Pentagon contracts in recent years have gone to just five companies: Lockheed Martin, Boeing, General Dynamics, Raytheon, and Northrop Grumman.

Federal Reserve meeting expected to focus on taper timing, dot plot – Seeking Alpha

The Federal Reserve meets on Tuesday and Wednesday this week to discuss monetary policy. The central bank has already said they’re not planning to start reducing asset purchases yet — the much-discussed taper. In addition, Fed Chair Jerome Powell has explicitly said the Fed won’t raise rates until well after tapering of its asset purchases starts.

China Evergrande shares dive to 11-year low as default risks grow – Reuters

China Evergrande Group (3333.HK) shares plunged on Monday to over 11-year lows, extending losses as executives try to salvage its business prospects and as default fears grow over a looming deadline for payment obligations this week.

Environment

UN warns of “catastrophic” climate change failure without more emissions cuts – Axios

A United Nations report released Friday warned that the planet will likely warm by more than 2.7 degrees Celsius by the end of the century unless governments take extra steps to curb greenhouse gas emissions.

‘Alarm bell’: U.N. chief, UK PM convene leaders on climate change – Yahoo

With less than six weeks to go before world leaders convene for a major climate summit in Glasgow, U.N. Secretary-General António Guterres and UK Prime Minister Boris Johnson will hold a roundtable of world leaders on Monday to address major gaps on emissions targets and climate finance.

The closed-door meeting on the sidelines of the annual high-level week of the U.N. General Assembly will include leaders from a few dozen countries representing industrialized nations, emerging economies and vulnerable developing countries, said Selwin Hart, assistant secretary-general and special adviser to Guterres on climate action.

Health

Further evidence that vitamin D might protect against severe COVID-19 disease and death – Trinity College Dublin News

New research from Trinity College and University of Edinburgh has examined the association between vitamin D and COVID-19, and found that ambient ultraviolet B (UVB) radiation (which is key for vitamin D production in the skin) at an individual’s place of residence in the weeks before COVID-19 infection, was strongly protective against severe disease and death.  The paper has been published in the journal Scientific Reports.

125 employees of Indiana’s largest hospital system leave over vaccine mandate – WLKY

Indiana’s largest hospital system says more than 100 workers left the company over the COVID-19 vaccine requirement.

Indiana University Health said more than 300 were suspended for two weeks, unpaid, to either get the vaccine or risk termination. That period that ended Tuesday, Sept. 14, and IU Health said 125 people left the system.

Big gap between Pfizer, Moderna vaccines seen for preventing COVID-19 hospitalizations – Press Herald

Amid persistent concerns that the protection offered by COVID-19 vaccines may be waning, a report released Friday by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention finds that America’s workhorse shot is significantly less effective at preventing severe cases of disease over the long term than many experts had realized.

Data collected from 18 states between March and August suggest the Pfizer-BioNTech vaccine reduces the risk of being hospitalized with COVID-19 by 91% in the first four months after receiving the second dose. Beyond 120 days, however, that vaccine efficacy drops to 77%.  Meanwhile, Moderna’s vaccine was 93% effective at reducing the short-term risk of COVID-19 hospitalization and remained 92% effective after 120 days.

COVID-19 vaccine’s impact on menstrual cycles needs to be investigated after 30,000 women report changes, says top scientist – Business Insider

Since the rollout of COVID-19 vaccines, thousands of women in the UK have been saying that their periods have been disrupted, say experts.

More than 30,000 women said their menstrual cycle being somewhat altered after getting the COVID-19 vaccine, reported Sky News.

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14 Comments

  • Mon, Sep 20, 2021 - 11:16am

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    westcoastjan

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    The Weaponization of Jabs for State Control

    https://notesonfreedom.com/2021/09/17/the-weaponisation-of-vaccination/

    ... Scientists who do not fit with the 100% vaccination view are sidelined or retired, including Didier Raoult, one of the world authorities on infectious disease, who is being pushed out of his post leading research and treatment of covid patients at Marseilles University Hospital. He had voiced unorthodox opinions on the claimed effectiveness of current vaccines and the wisdom of mass vaccination of the young. It is perverse in the extreme that France’s primary infectious disease expert is being pushed into retirement in the middle of a pandemic, because his views – developed through his treatment of covid patients and study of the epidemiological data – do not fit with the ‘institutional message’. ...

     

     

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  • Mon, Sep 20, 2021 - 11:31am

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    Arthur Robey

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    Not in the News.

    The Truckies strike in Australia is on-going if unreported, as far as I can tell, by asking google maps to find me a route from Sydney to Brisbane.

    The Truckies say that we can find the true situation by watching Google Maps.

     

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  • Mon, Sep 20, 2021 - 12:03pm

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    westcoastjan

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    The difficulites of awakening

    https://t.me/VancouverIslandFreedomAlliance/7882

    Anne Kerswell, [19.09.21 22:03]
    [Forwarded from Immorality of voting]

    Awakening is the most liberating, alienating, excruciating, empowering, lonely, confusing, freeing, frightening, expansive journey.

    If you find yourself struggling as you try to process all this insanity, you are not alone.

    No one talks about the darkness that accompanies awakening, or the GRIEF. Not only grieving the life and illusions you once had, but the realization that almost everything you thought you once knew, is a LIE. The beliefs you’ve held, people you’ve trusted, principles you were taught- ALL LIES.

    Shattering illusions is RARELY an enjoyable experience. There is a considerable amount of discomfort that comes with growth and the grieving process doesn’t stop there.

    With these newfound realizations, you then find yourself grieving all over again. Grieving for our children, knowing all too well the broken world they are inheriting. Grieving the loss of many relationships with people who just don’t “get it”.

    Feeling alone; being ridiculed and shamed, not only by the masses, but for many of you, your very own family and friends too. Feeling like you no longer have much in common with the people you are surrounded by. Struggling with carrying on bullshit, shallow conversations that lack substance with those who are still fast asleep.

    Even feeling disconnected from your entire support system because they can’t see what you see. Some even grieve the loss of their ignorance- because “ignorance is bliss” and reality is harsh. Awakening can be a lonely road and you will often find yourself journeying alone. There is no way to sugar coat it- Awakening to the realities of this world is brutal. It will have you running through the entire gamut of human emotions. You have to master the art of diving down the darkest of rabbit holes only to come out and still function in daily life, and that’s a skill people don’t talk about enough.

    Some of you are struggling with feeling disconnected from family and friends, it’s as though they exist in another world.

    Please know you are not alone, and not only are you not alone, you have an entire tribe standing with you. We may be separated by miles, but we are DEEPLY connected; in purpose and in spirit.🤍🖤🤍

    Copied and pasted 🙌🏾

    Together we are Stronger!!! WE are the 99% 🙌✌️❤️💫🙏

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  • Mon, Sep 20, 2021 - 12:14pm

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    Acorn Endeavors

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    Thanks WestCoast Jan

    This is where my mind went this morning.  The last couple months have presented for me, life-changing shoes dropping each week.  While I'm usually adaptable to change, when it comes this big and this quickly and none of it is advantageous to me, it's hard to take after awhile.  One things for sure, the quicker I can accept and adapt, the better off I'll be.  It's getting there that's the challenge.

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  • Mon, Sep 20, 2021 - 12:54pm

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    Ilyas Vahora

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    India UP State

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  • Mon, Sep 20, 2021 - 12:57pm

    Ilyas Vahora

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    Ilyas Vahora said:

    https://www.globalresearch.ca/india-state-241-million-people-declared-covid-free-government-promotes-ivermectin/5756267

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  • Mon, Sep 20, 2021 - 1:02pm

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    Mike

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    It's worse that you thought

    The evidence behind the current arms race in bio-weapons.

    Dr Michael McDowell ~ Part 1

     

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  • Mon, Sep 20, 2021 - 1:14pm

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    Jim H

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    Thank you Jan!

    Boy does that piece sum it up;

    There is no way to sugar coat it- Awakening to the realities of this world is brutal

    If it were not for this tribe I would be totally lost in despair.  As we all know, you can't un-see the truth once you see it.  It just doesn't work that way.





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  • Mon, Sep 20, 2021 - 4:28pm

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    thc0655

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    Confusion among Hollywood celebrities: Chris Rock

    https://twitter.com/LivePDDave1/status/1439692214557286400

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  • Tue, Sep 21, 2021 - 1:01am

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    Arthur Robey

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    Del Bigtree.

    I wish Del Bigtree would stop dancing around the Truth.

    It's the Bug, Del.  Del's organization is called ICAN. Well ICAN should speak to ICAR.

    He wont; and why not? Because he is a coward. He cannot face the giggle factor. Few can.

    What makes Clif_High and me different? This is one of those evolutionary moments where the vast majority of humanity gets the Darwin Award for lacking intuition, sensitivity and most of all, a connection to God.

    The Alien infestation is on an industrial scale and is worldwide. Guess what is also on an industrial scale and worldwide? Lies and the Clot-shot.

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  • Tue, Sep 21, 2021 - 8:14am

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    thc0655

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    It’s ok that she was maskless: she was feeling the spirit.

    https://www.nationalreview.com/corner/my-going-maskless-is-different-says-san-francisco-mayor-because-i-was-feeling-the-spirit/

    The mayor of San Francisco says that she shouldn’t be criticized for breaking her own COVID rules, because, and I quote, “I was feeling the spirit and I wasn’t thinking about a mask.” CBS reports:

    “We don’t need the fun police to come in and micromanage and tell us what we should or shouldn’t be doing,” said Breed during an interview to address the controversy.…

    https://citizenfreepress.com/breaking/la-county-defends-maskless-celebrities-exceptions-are-made-for-the-rich-and-famous/

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  • Tue, Sep 21, 2021 - 8:53am

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    thc0655

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    We’re doomed, right?

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  • Tue, Sep 21, 2021 - 9:19am

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    IAMMichael

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    what to do????

    OK, we are awake and it was/is brutal. Now what???

    We all know that we are being played. If it isn't the Covid, the vaccine, the woke, the CRT, the withdrawal from Afghanistan, the shutdowns, etc., it will be something else. "They" are pushing our buttons as fast as they can to keep everyone running in circles of fear.

    What to do???

    I was thinking about the J6 demonstrations last weekend that weren't. The only ones to show up to the party were muscular, clean shaven, government types. Funny that.

    They threw a party and no one came. They even put up the wall again to keep the people out. That is how we beat "them". I see them as a three year old child throwing themselves on the floor to get our attention and make us react the way that they want us to. We all know what to do in that situation- ignore them. Don't play their game.

    Another way to look at it is: be in the world, but not of it.

    Most of what they are doing is intended to make you get an emotional reaction. Watch what they are doing as an observer and try not to react. This is easier said than done, so if you get emotional watching the news, stop. At least for a while until you get the adrenalin out of your system. Then watch in small doses until you feel your emotions building again, then stop. Do this until you no longer react. Then you are truly free.

    If you have trouble de-sensitizing yourself then you are better off just staying away from the folks that push your buttons.

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  • Tue, Sep 21, 2021 - 9:25am

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    oclisa

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    The difficulties of awakening

    Thanks for posting Jan. I have been in this rabbit hole for 13 years and the only way I can come up for air is to ignore the insanity. I have yet to find a kindred soul in person, but I do have a few friends (and one family member) in my life with whom I can occasionally have a discussion that feeds my soul (without becoming exasperating). I sometimes wonder if I (and those who resonated with your post) are the "insane" ones, but then I look around me and see how shallow and dishonest most people are and I know I have a moral compass that points true north. I can't go back.

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