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    Fed Slows Printing, and A Fraying Narrative.

    Weekly Market Commentary 19 December 2021
    by davefairtex

    Sunday, December 19, 2021, 5:57 PM

This was another Fed Week. The metals were pounded hard leading up to the meeting, and then literally reversed right at 2:00 PM, the time of the release of the FOMC announcement.

 

The banksters pushed the price of gold down to a 3-month low immediately prior to the announcement at 2:00 PM, after which gold promptly rebounded $25, and continued its rally into Thursday and part of Friday. Gold’s OI remains relatively low, suggesting there might be more upside move still to come.

 

For the week, gold rallied +15.56 [+0.87%] and closed just under $1,800.  True for the past few meetings: a profitable short-term trade involved buying gold at 13:59 Eastern on Fed Meeting Wednesdays, then selling mid-day Friday.  I’m sure they’ll be varying the timing, but…something to watch for those who like to trade.

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Silver’s intraday pattern on Wednesday was similar to gold – it was pounded right before the announcement, only to shoot higher immediately afterwards, recovering all its losses and a little bit more. And this pattern wasn’t limited to gold and silver – all the metals saw this same pattern. Platinum, palladium, copper, and the miners all did roughly the same thing – they were pounded leading into the announcement, with a very sharp rally afterwards. My claim is that this pre-announcement metals plunge is routinely engineered. So – why engage in these shenanigans? I think it’s about narrative control.

 

I suspect they want to avoid the herd-motivating effects of potential MSM headlines, such as “gold shoots higher following the Fed announcement.” So, they pound price leading into the announcement, the price then rallies sharply post-announcement, but since the rally just recoups the day’s losses, the MSM narrative remains intact, which sums to: “Fed Policy is Safe & Effective.”

 

This, even though PPIACO (reported on Tuesday) rose +1.39% m/m [annualized +16.7%, and +22.85% y/y]. You have to go back to 1974 (Nixon closing the gold window, which then saw massive inflation hit the US) before you see % change (y/y) moves like this.

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So, what did the Fed actually do?  Well, they decided to speed up the taper (chopping $30 billion of money printing every month – money printing now ends in February), and they’re projecting up to 3 rate increases in 2022. Note that rate increases typically take 9 months to take effect, so effectively these policy changes won’t move the needle until well into 2023.

 

But it turns out, this is a lot more aggressive than the ECB, which also had a meeting this week:

 

European Central Bank Leaves Interest Rates Alone Despite Rising Inflation

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The European Central Bank (ECB) has voted to leave interest rates unchanged, with it being “very unlikely” to raise rates at all next year, despite inflation rising to record levels across the eurozone.

 

There were also some rumblings of discontent – not everyone at the ECB agreed with that decision:

Hawkish ECB Members Unhappy With Pandemic Emergency Purchase Portfolio

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According to anonymous sources at the European Central Bank, some hawkish members of the governing council were unhappy about extending reinvestments from the Pandemic Emergency Purchase Portfolio (PEPP) to 2024. Moreover, some were unhappy about the fact that the ECB did not set an end date to its Asset Purchase Programme.

 

Martin Armstrong thinks that the ECB and the Eurozone overall are in trouble.

World War III in Financial Markets Begins

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The ECB is in serious trouble. Where the Fed has allowed previous purchases to mature, the ECB has been rolling everything they have been buying in addition to new purchases. Europe is just doomed, and the lockdowns following the agenda of Schwab’s Great Reset make claims of economic growth a very bad joke.

Marty suggests that the whole Schwab WEF plan – besides a power grab by the billionaire class, is acknowledgement that debt-funded socialism has reached its logical endpoint, a default is next (hello Argentina?), and that COVID19 medical fascism is actually providing cover for the default. “We had to bail on the debt … because – COVID!”

He sees no end to money printing in Europe (the ECB has destroyed its bond market), while the Fed has more flexibility. Eventually, he believes money will flee Europe for the US. Schwab’s gang owns everyone in Europe (unelected bureaucrats are the very image of the Soviet Politburo – presumably they are bribed easily by Oligarchy), but that’s less true in the US.

Why is there a need for a debt default?

It is the old Southern Europe Debt/GDP issue; Italy: 155%. Greece: 205%. France: 115%. Spain: 120%.

Then again: Germany: 70%, Netherlands: 55%, Denmark: 42%, Sweden: 40%.

And US: 128%.

“2030: You’ll own nothing” = “We’re going to default on all government debt” = “your savings will disappear.”  Partly through inflation, partly through an actual default. But it will all be blamed on COVID.

While equities rallied immediately post-meeting also, they reversed lower on Thursday and Friday, printing an ugly-looking swing high pattern, closing down -1.94% on the week. Sector map was bearish too, with energy/tech/discretionary leading stocks lower. Crappy debt also fell [-0.31%], helping to confirm the reversal in equities.

The buck moved higher on the week, up +0.49%, making a new 17 month high. That said – the buck is marching higher, in fits and starts. Perhaps this move, which has been fairly steady since May, could be confirming Armstrong’s prediction about the ECB being trapped, and the “difficult” longer-term fate of the Euro.

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One interesting takeaway from the Fed meeting was Powell’s view on Omicron. He felt the big delta wave didn’t cause an economic issue, that people are learning to live with the virus, no money printing will be required, Omicron appears to be highly transmissible, less severe, and that vaccines & prior infection remain protective.

 

The one question from a Team Apocalypse reporter (really quite a breathless series of panicked questions) he politely waved aside. J 1 out of the 20 or so reporters showed symptoms of being in that hypnotized group.


News That Caught My Eye

 

New York City is banning natural gas hookups for new buildings to fight climate change

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Plebes: No Natgas For You!  Private Jets for Oligarchs?  Space launches for billionaires?  No problem!  Climate Change!


 

Rate at which people stopped moving to California surprised researchers: ‘Statewide phenomenon’

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Celebrities and companies have also made the move out of California to states like Texas and Florida. California’s total population fell by more than 182,000 in 2020, according to a report by the California Department of Finance released in May.

 

Because the people love Newsom & his French Laundry “masks for thee – not for me” policies just that much.

 

Even Pelosi is fleeing.

Pelosi Has Been Spotted Looking at Property in Naples Florida

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It looks like she is going to retire but she is going to flee California herself for the taxes there are devastating and will only get far worse. The state has been bleeding the high-end taxpayers well beyond Elon Musk. Pelosi’s district, San Francisco, has increasingly devolved into crime, mass homelessness, and open drug use.

 

Last time I visited SF, my motorcycle was stolen. And that was a few months pre-COVID. If I were Pelosi, I’d flee too. She can buy something awfully nice in Florida for $100 million bucks. And she doesn’t have to wear that stupid mask either.


 

Democrats Are Unlikely to Pass Biden’s Social Spending Plan This Year — Here’s What it Means 

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As Sen. Joe Manchin withholds his support, Democrats are unlikely to meet their goal of passing President Joe Biden’s Build Back Better Act this year. “I’m not negotiating with any of you all, okay?” he said. “So you can ask all the questions you want — guys, let me go. This is bulls—. You’re bulls—. Okay. I’m done, I’m done!”

 

Looks like Oligarchy media is perfectly capable of asking tough questions – of those who oppose the Oligarchy’s agenda.

 

Conclusion: “No Build Back Better For You!”  At least not in 2021.

 

Conclusion 2: It seems as though the Oligarchy doesn’t own Manchin. That’s a good sign.


 

Joe Biden is Set to Address The Nation Tuesday With a Stark Warning For Unvaccinated People

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He will issue a “stark warning” to unvaccinated people, Press Secretary Jen Psaki said. He will set out “what the winter will look like” for those who “choose to remain unvaccinated,” she added

 

The poor unvaccinated. If only there was some sort of … I dunno … Early Treatment we could use to help them?  President Grandpa?  Got anything on Early Treatment?


 

The Pandemic of the Vaccinated Is Here 

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Back in July, CDC Director Rochelle Walensky announced that COVID had become “a pandemic of the unvaccinated,” an unfortunate turn of phrase that was soon picked up by the president. Now the flaws in its logic are about to be exposed on what could be a terrifying scale. Unvaccinated Americans will certainly pay the steepest price in the months to come, but the risks appear to have grown for everyone. The pandemic of the vaccinated can no longer be deniedIn the worst-case scenario, highly vaccinated areas could also see “the kind of overwhelmed hospital systems that we saw back in 2020 with the early phase in Boston and New York City,” Samuel Scarpino, a network scientist at the Rockefeller Foundation’s Pandemic Prevention Institute, told me.

 

A pandemic of the vaccinated!  Not to mention Hospital Overflows!  Again!  (The overflow projections have nothing at all to do with the raft of recently-fired, unvaxxed, COVID-recovered healthcare workers that led directly to a shortage of staff.)

 

I know how to fix this!  Two Weeks to Slow The Spread!

 

Did someone say “Rockefeller?”

 

I’m guessing from the tone of this article that almost every “fully vaxxed” person will end up getting Omicron. They are preparing the Vaccine Church faithful for this outcome.

Related: data from the CDC on vaccine & booster uptake:

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1 shot >= 18:  84.8%

2 shots >= 18: 72.3%

3 shots >= 18: 31.6%

 

Does that “3 shots” (31.6%) percentage remind you of anything?  As in – one of the groups in the “Mass Formation” hypothesis? Interestingly, most of the “fully vaxxed” – for some reason – really don’t seem all that eager to get Safely & Effectively “boosted.”


 

Omicron and Delta be Damned: Americans Won’t Stop Flying

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In spite of the Terror Campaign, even CNN has noticed: both vaxxed and unvaxxed Plebes think the pandemic is over. CNN sure isn’t happy about it, but at least they noticed. That’s an improvement.


 

Despite the uncertainty, a popular Facebook post baselessly claims omicron is especially virulent.

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“… the toxicity of COVID-Omicron is 5 times higher than that of the Delta variant, and the mortality rate is also higher than that of Delta,” the post continues, adding that omicron is “highly harmful, the virus is highly virulent, and the fatal rate is high.”

 

Reminder: this was a fact-check, and it is actually attempting to reduce OMICRON panic. First time I’ve seen that. Have Grandpa’s-Handlers just lost the fact checkers?  Or are they trying to reassure the vaxxed they won’t all die from the sniffles.


 

Health care worker vaccine mandate can be enforced in half the country, appeals court says

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The sociopathic Grandpa-Handlers are still hunting our health care workers. Did I mention Pfizer’s trial, where the shot appears to kill 3 people for every 1 life it saves from COVID?  Maybe those healthcare workers know something. Hang in there guys.


 

Officials: Astroworld victims died from compression asphyxia

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I was kinda wondering how many of the “compression asphyxia” victims had been Safely and Effectively vaccinated. Still no clue on that. Say 72%?  My bet: closer to 100%. But that’s just a guess.


 

Texas Governor Tells Defense Secretary COVID-19 Vaccine Mandate on National Guard Won’t be Enforced

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“The governor is the commander-in-chief for all members of the Oklahoma National Guard while they are on Title 32 status,” Charlie Hannema, Stitt’s spokesperson, told The Epoch Times in a recent email.The Pentagon sees the matter differently, claiming Austin can order any military member to get a vaccine, including Guard troops. Austin last month rejected a request from Stitt to suspend the requirement for guardsmen in Oklahoma, triggering a lawsuit from Oklahoma.

 

To me this is an interesting US Federal question which might have consequences outside forced vaccination: who ultimately commands each state’s National Guard – President Grandpa’s handlers, or the Governor of each State?


 

The Biden administration has been sidelining vaccine experts

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The U.S. government, over the past few weeks, has made three important decisions on vaccines without consulting independent panels of experts. On Nov. 19, the Food and Drug Administration authorized boosters for all adults — regardless of their job or any underlying health conditions. On Nov. 29, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention announced that everyone 18 and above should get a booster shot, a revision of previous guidance that strongly recommended boosters only for those 50 and older. Then, on Dec. 9, the FDA authorized booster shots (of Pfizer) for 16- and 17-year-olds, moving the age of eligibility down from 18.

 

Here is an old Berenson “Pandemia” tweet, modified to fit the current situation:

 

Attention Citizens!!!

Your Department of Pandemia warns you that a certain agency (we won’t say which one, but its initials might be FDA) has decided to approve BOOSTERS for the 16-17 year old group without consulting with the FDA’s vaccine advisory panel. Your Department reminds you that Science(tm) is way too important to leave to the scientists. When we say it is time to panic – you panic. Because – OMICRON!

Attention Citizens!!!

WAPO didn’t particularly look as though they were in favor. WAPO edging for the door?  At least a little?

This College of London study shows that the top five symptoms reported for omicron infection are runny nose, headache, fatigue (either mild or severe), sneezing, and sore throat. This study is in line with what the US Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, the World Health Organization, and European countries such as Spain and France had all updated their advice. The authors recommend that the National Health Service should also amend their advice on Omicron.

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There are four other articles referenced in Malone’s substack article. Omicron continues to be “a case of the sniffles” (my words, not his). According to Malone, this has something to do with Omicron infecting the throat rather than the deep lung, which results in a lot less hospitalization and death.

 

Last thing – a “booster disaster” in Canada that even the Vaccine Church faithful found appalling.

 

Canadian Province Stops Giving Boosters to Elderly Due to Life-Threatening Side Effects

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The Quebec government had to stop giving boosters to elders who had received two doses of the COVID vaccine and previously had COVID due to severe, life-threatening side effects. The province’s immunization committee initially recommended that elders who had COVID in the past and who also received both doses of a COVID vaccine be given a booster shot. However, elders in that category reacted very poorly to the booster. Many patients developed a fever after receiving their third dose. They lost appetite, became physically weak, tired and lethargic, Le Devoir reported. In more severe cases, the booster dose caused the patients difficulties in breathing and lowering oxygen levels. Some elders also became delirious after receiving the injection.

The translation of the original article (in French, via Oligarchy Translate) is quite a bit more stark:

Dr. Zhang and the physicians practicing in the CHSLDs she manages have observed “many, many, many side effects” in seniors who had had COVID-19 and had already received two doses, unlike those who had not contracted the disease. Have any residents died? “That’s a really tricky question,” says Dr. Zhang. When a senior in a CHSLD dies, how do you say that it was the vaccine or not the vaccine [which caused the death]?” She recalls that the life expectancy of residents is “very short “and that deaths are recorded every week in these living environments.

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This event clearly terrified even this Vaccine Church High Priestess into stopping the shots. It must have been a horrific mass casualty event. Nothing else explains the panic that seeps through even via Translate.

 

The Mass Formation (boosted) group remains in the low 30% range, in spite of the Omicron Domestic Terror campaign. Even MSM is starting to ask some basic questions. “Hey so if you’re ‘following the science’ over at FDA, why aren’t you consulting with the scientists?” Three different times now.

 

Answer: Vaccine Church don’t need no stinking “science.”  And even WAPO is starting to notice.

 

And they are definitely preparing the double-vaxxed to have massive numbers of breakthrough infections. And they’ll try to blame the double vaxxed that get infected because “they didn’t get boosted.”

 

But the US population as a whole shows no great eagerness to get the booster. Only the “hypnotized 30%” have bellied up to the Booster Bar.

 

And the booster-SAE-driven “likely mass casualty event” at that old folks home in Canada gives us a sign as to the upper limit on the ability of the human body to handle mRNA. The number right now appears to be “3”, at least if you’re in the vulnerable group (and thus would presumably benefit from a shot), you’ve already had COVID, and two-doses of mRNA on top of that.

 

It feels to me as though the Vaccine Church narrative is running out of runway. In the near term, too.


 

CNN fires senior producer charged with inducing minors for sex

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Griffin was taken into custody following a federal indictment accusing him of coercing parents to allow their minor daughters to engage in sexual activity in his home. The now-former CNN producer stated he believes there is a “wanton whore” at “the core of any” female and that “a woman is a woman regardless of her age,” according to messages included in the indictment. Griffin faces a mandatory minimum sentence of 10 years of imprisonment and a maximum sentence of life imprisonment for each count, according to the Department of Justice.

 

That this guy was in a position of power at CNN was not an accident. CIA has been running “honeypot” traps since forever.

 

Notice the penalty: 10 years – per count – minimum. DOJ is strategic as to who and what it charges. “Insurrectionists” who take selfies in the Capitol have had the book thrown at them, while Antifa rioters who destroy buildings get to walk. So why is the book being thrown at an Oligarchy-media employee?

 

Speculation: things are going so badly for Oligarchy’s narrative right now, even the captured mid-level media folks are starting to question the current narrative. Perhaps the Oligarchy needed to “kill a chicken, to scare the monkeys”, to remind everyone who is in control.


 

Finally, some good news:

 

Scientists Claim They May Have Discovered the Cause of Alzheimer’s

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Scientists at the University of California–Riverside said in recent findings that the key to understanding Alzheimer’s may have to do with “tau” proteins that likely cause neurofibrillary tangles—which are found in the brains of Alzheimer’s patients. Previously, researchers suggested that amyloid plaques, which are a buildup of amyloid peptides, may be the cause. The human body has a process called autophagy, they noted, which clears used or defective proteins from cells. When people age, autophagy can slow down, although it isn’t clear why, Julian said, which is what his team is attempting to figure out.  “If a slowdown in autophagy is the underlying cause, things that increase it should have the beneficial, opposite effect,” he said.

 

Autophagy, huh?

 

 

Nutrient depletion, which is one of the physiological triggers of autophagy, results in the depletion of intracellular acetyl coenzyme A (AcCoA) coupled to the deacetylation of cellular proteins. We surmise that there are three possibilities to mimic these effects, namely:

  1. the depletion of cytosolic AcCoA (AcCoA Depleting Agents): hydroxycitrate
  2. the inhibition of acetyltransferases (Acetyltransferase Inhibitors): anacardic acid, curcumin, epigallocatechin-3-gallate, garcinol, spermidine
  3. the stimulation of deacetylases (Deacetylase Activators): nicotinamide, resveratrol

            [edited for clarity]

 

Things I know about: niacinamide; also curcumin, EGCG, resveratrol, and hydroxycitrate. What’s a “hydroxycitrate”?  “Malabar Tamarind Rind.”  Mmmmm. Tamarind!  Who doesn’t like tamarind?!

 

And, of course everyone’s favorite autophagy stimulus: calorie restriction.

 

Or you could suck up some of that Aduhelm. $56,000 per year, with just a few failed clinical trials, and “FDA Approved!”  Yay FDA!

 

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  • Sun, Dec 19, 2021 - 11:19pm

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    Allan Kamen

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    Scientists Claim They May Have Discovered the Cause of Alzheimer’s

    Scientists also say that Sildenafil, the same as Viagra can work well to prevent Alzheimer's disease.

    If only Sildenafil were a treatment for COVID, the FDA would have to say it is too dangerous to use....

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  • Mon, Dec 20, 2021 - 12:23am

    Ubermeister

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    Best news I've heard in a long time!

    This seems to be good news! I wonder if taking Viagra to prevent Alzheimer’s would have any side-effects?

    However, I wonder if Viagra will get banned now, since if it works, we won’t be buying Aduhelm, the expensive worthless Alzheimer’s drug approved by the FDA this year, over-riding the recommendation of their own review panel. I think most people would be enthusiastic to repurpose Viagra, which is off-patent, but FDA may not let us do it, given their recent track-record.
    I don't think horses need Viagra, from what I've seen, so they can't call it horse medicine, but Fauci may still try to ban it. If so, blood in the streets!

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  • Mon, Dec 20, 2021 - 1:30am

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    Izzy Bea

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    Pissed off at travelers, criminal news network article 😆

    https://www.cnn.com/2021/12/14/perspectives/travel-airlines-omicron-delta-covid/index.html

    😂 They are attributing the travel increase to vaccination availability to children and boosters, bunch of pathetic thugs, burn 😆

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  • Mon, Dec 20, 2021 - 5:23am

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    Grover

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    Worst Part of 2 Week Shutdown

    davefairtex wrote:
    A pandemic of the vaccinated!  Not to mention Hospital Overflows!  Again!  (The overflow projections have nothing at all to do with the raft of recently-fired, unvaxxed, COVID-recovered healthcare workers that led directly to a shortage of staff.)

    I know how to fix this!  Two Weeks to Slow The Spread!

    The worst part of the "two weeks to slow the spread" is the first 18 months. (I'm just recalling what someone else wrote.)

    Grover

    [edit: Thanks, Izzy Bea. That was it! See next post.]

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  • Mon, Dec 20, 2021 - 12:34pm

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    Izzy Bea said:

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  • Mon, Dec 20, 2021 - 5:19pm

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    Aus

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    Shortages!

    AdBlue shortage in Australia, farmers cant harvest without it, truckers cant truck etc. whole thing could be a disaster.

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  • Tue, Dec 21, 2021 - 10:04am

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    Steven Kelso

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    Alzheimer's Riddle a Complex One

    It was my understanding that Alzheimer's was being studied as Diabetes Type 3.

    Type 3 Diabetes - Wikipedia

    The article mentions the protein Tau.

    A quick DuckDuckGo search reveals Tau's connection to Insulin Resistance.

    Tau deletion promotes brain insulin resistance

    Is p-tau the missing link between insulin resistance and AD?

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  • Tue, Dec 21, 2021 - 10:43am

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    emdashtheory said:

    AdBlue shortage in Australia, farmers cant harvest without it, truckers cant truck etc. whole thing could be a disaster.

    I'm sure they will find a workaround for this when push comes to shove. Send someone in to mess with the computer programming or something. I'm more concerned about parts

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  • Thu, Dec 23, 2021 - 5:16pm

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    Aus said:

    Parts are a problem- I have an uncle (diesel mechanic) who has been working round the clock "fixing things" (unheard of these days) and even making new parts with his lathe.

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  • Thu, Dec 23, 2021 - 10:36pm

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    Anyone else wondering how to get in on trading carbon credits?

    Chris mentioned in passing a few weeks back that the only real outcome of COP26 was to resolve to move ahead with establishing a carbon trading market.

    He said (and I love it when I agree with him) that the one thing you can count on is these markets will discover that carbon is *really* expensive.

    Anyone working on how to get in on this?   "The cost of carbon" could potentially be the next bitcoin in terms creating dynastic levels of wealth IMO.

    The other thing I like about this is I don't yet feel a moral aversion to the trade.  This isn't like buying pharma stocks because you know they have a 10,000% markup on a vaccine no one is allowed to not take.  I just cant make money something like that and sleep at night.

    But if establishing a price of carbon is going to impoverish me (which is its purpose after all), I may as well make some scratch on the process, know what I mean?

     

    *edit*

    So what I have in mind may already exist and its Tesla.  They are worth something because they have all these "regulatory credits".

    Obviously that ship has sailed but maybe there will be other companies that essentially hold carbon credits and have a front business as well.   I'm not a day trader type so Im thinking about buying something that gives me exposure to the credits and then riding it for 10 years or whatever.

    But maybe there are other ways?

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  • Thu, Dec 23, 2021 - 11:17pm

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    Defund The Police => Replaced by Federal Police

    We can now eliminate all doubt as to what the "2020: The Year of Chaos" was all about - spearheaded by Antifa, BLM, and by Soros and his prosecutors-that-don't-prosecute.

    https://thehill.com/homenews/state-watch/586706-chicago-mayor-calls-for-federal-help-to-fight-violent-crime

    Chicago Mayor Lori Lightfoot (D) is calling for federal officials to help her curb gun violence in the city and target its root causes.

    In a speech on Monday, Lightfoot urged U.S. Attorney General Merrick Garland to utilize agents from the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives to address illegal firearms and for more prosecutors to bring criminal cases, according to The Chicago Tribune.

    “Keeping you safe is my priority — not one of, but the first and primary priority,” Lightfoot said to the citizens of Chicago. “I wake every morning with this as my first concern and I push myself and all involved to step up and do more and better because we cannot continue to endure the level of violence that we are now experiencing.”

    Here are the goals as I see them:

    • destroy the US Federal System - replace it with a national system, as they have in Europe
    • defund local police (accountable to the local citizens), replace them Federal Police (accountable to the Oligarchy).
    • outlaw private ownership of firearms owned by law-abiding citizens because - "gun violence."  Criminals will, of course still have firearms.  Criminals gonna criminal, as they say.  But without armed criminals threatening a disarmed citizenry, there's no need for those Federal Police, amirite?

    We see this play out in Lightfoot's statement: "Gun violence is awful!" she gasps.  "We need Federal help!"  This, right after defunding her local police department.

    TODO list: disarming the local citizenry.  That comes next - once the local police are fully defunded, and replaced by the Feds.

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  • Thu, Dec 23, 2021 - 11:52pm

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    defund the feds

    The solution to all problems is simply remove the power of the federal government and remove the crazy spending. I cannot think of single thing that was productive or worth the money that we needed that the federal government has done in the last 70 years.

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  • Fri, Dec 24, 2021 - 1:08am

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    Dysprosium discovery in Western Australia.

    A friend in the outback says.

    It's a "Lanthanide", used in magnets, infrared lazers and nuclear dampening rods.

    Shares going at 5c each.

    If I knew anything at all about shares I might splash out for one share.

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  • Fri, Dec 24, 2021 - 4:48am

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    Trading Carbon Credits with Crypto

    There is a Carbon Credit crypto called Moss Carbon Credit with the crypto symbol MCO2.  It's available on the Gemini exchange.

    This is the website for the project, https://mco2token.moss.earth/

    At the moment is has a very small market capitalization and has been fluctuating between $9 and $15.  Each carbon credit is supposed to offset an equivalent amount of carbon which is priced around $50, I think.

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  • Fri, Dec 24, 2021 - 7:41pm

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    Must Read End-of-the-World Vaccine Efficacy/Omicron Study

    So this is a monster deal.  Kirsch & Berenson both posted it.  I'll post it here too.

    Executive Summary: VE/Omicron drops to close to zero after 60 days.  VE/Omicron goes heavily negative after 90 days.

    Here's the money shot chart:

    https://www.medrxiv.org/content/10.1101/2021.12.20.21267966v1.full.pdf

    "Get Vaccinated!  Get Boosted!"

    It is all falling apart.

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  • Sat, Dec 25, 2021 - 3:35am

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    Hmmm, it is only falling apart if this "news" reaches MSM and the majority of people. My guess, it won't. And if it does, it will be vehemently denied by TPTB. In 8 years from now, people say that "they always have known this", and most probably they will get away with it.

    However, I do think that this type of information should be "weaponized". Once MSM will start to wonder in Februari/March why so many people died, I think that they will start looking hesitantly beyond "the unvaxxed are to blame". I'm working on an information package that I will mail to all Dutch newspapers at that time. Now it's too early still...

    F'm all...

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  • Sat, Dec 25, 2021 - 6:37am

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    weeks not years

    Dave I think this news will wake up another bunch of people in the middle, as well as the technical staff at many of these public health agencies.  Prior to this, VE/Delta actually was still (mostly) intact.  If you ignored all the deaths from SAEs, you could still say "the shots were working."   The technical people (in each country) who are gathering data on VE will now be confronted with a brand-new, shocking story.

    Sure, some will cover it up on orders from above ("we just don't publish that data anymore"), but others will not.  There are 190 countries out there.  Some will leak.  I don't think they have enough control over everywhere to keep this from breaking into public knowledge.

    Example:

    https://nypost.com/2021/12/24/booster-protection-against-omicron-drops-within-10-weeks-study/

    Refers to:

    https://assets.publishing.service.gov.uk/government/uploads/system/uploads/attachment_data/file/1043807/technical-briefing-33.pdf

    A bit more than 50% of cases are Omicron in the UK.  (see page 11 in the briefing, above).  75% of Omicron/hospitalized cases were various stages of "vaccinated" - only 20% were "unvaccinated."  (Whatever "unvaccinated" means).

    There is *no way* this is a "pandemic of the unvaccinated."

    And this - Moderna (2-dose) VE chart: note how the UK cut off the VE chart after week 20-24 (140-168 days).

    Also, the UK chose not to present the 2-dose BNT VE data.  Pfizer is the shot that's failing the most egregiously.  But "for some reason" the UK doesn't present it.  The folks inside this agency know.  They can't lie to themselves about it.  This will cause trouble within the org.  Multiply this by dozens of countries.

    Until Omicron, people inside these reporting organizations could rationalize to themselves that the shots worked, say, vs delta, in terms of VE, while ignoring vaccine SAEs.  "Look at VE!  Pandemic of the unvaccinated!  Save lives!  Stop vaccine hesitancy!  Noble lie!"

    With 2-dose Pfizer going heavily negative, that ship has sailed.

    I predict that The Gang in Charge will lose a big chunk of these technical public health people if they push them all to lie for any real length of time.  How many of this group have taken the shot?  How many of their friends and family?

    My guess: the NY Post article is the leading indicator.  News is coming.  Weeks, not years.

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  • Sat, Dec 25, 2021 - 7:25am

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    DF,

    I so hope that you are right. That would be the best Christmas present ever imo!

     

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  • Sat, Dec 25, 2021 - 9:48am

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    Didn't the nazis do the same thing? Reichstagsbrandverordnung?

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  • Sat, Dec 25, 2021 - 11:52am

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    same thing in hospitals, and in the general population too

    I predict the same thing will happen in hospitals, with more of a lag in the general population.  The medical community probably has been seeing "mostly unvaccinated" (along with all the vaccine injury) COVID cases to date.  The vax injury cases are pretended-away; "children have strokes too", "Safe & Effective."  The COVID cases can't be, since they've been focused on touting the "pandemic of the unvaccinated."

    Now that story flips.

    Likewise, this will penetrate into public consciousness too.  All the effort thrown behind "pandemic of the unvaccinated" will see to that - a sort of rebound effect.  "But I'm fully vaccinated!", say 72% of 18+ group, most of whom (2/3rds) are "unboosted."

    18+ group:

    • 1 shot: 85%
    • 2 shots: 73%
    • boosted: 24%

    https://covid.cdc.gov/covid-data-tracker/#vaccinations_vacc-people-onedose-pop-5yr

    Many people (72%) "did the right thing" - except they weren't told this was a subscription model, they were promised just two-and-done, pandemic over.

    And now it will turn into a pandemic of the vaccinated.  Pretty soon everyone will know.  And they will feel tricked.  "Wait so I followed the rules, I trusted the government and Pharma, I did my part, and now I'm worse off?"

    Here's another key part: 80% of fully vaxxed are 5+ months from their double-vax point.  That's -70% VE territory.

    Kinda interesting they approved the "covid pills" this month.  Interesting timing.  One brand-new on-patent Pharma product caused the problem and now another brand-new on-patent Pharma product is being rolled out to "fix" it.

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  • Sun, Dec 26, 2021 - 10:18pm

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    SK AE protests

    https://www.rt.com/news/544464-south-korea-vaccine-death-protests/

    Seems the South Koreans have noticed some side effects from the vaccines. Not sure what the underreporting is there in SK.

     

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  • Mon, Dec 27, 2021 - 1:49pm

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    Replying to weeks not years (#17)

    The level of detail in England's report of hospital cases and patients vaccination status is quite interesting.  In the area I live in (mainland Europe), the daily Covid reports of hospitalizations was also recently expanded to show vaccination status.  At first the numbers for number of hospital patients looked something like this:

    Vaccinated - 3

    Unvaccinated - 5

    Vaccination status unknown - 27

    Then a further revision showed:

    Vaccinated - 3

    Unvaccinated - 32

    The fine print in a link which explained the numbers admitted that they decided to add 'Unknown' to 'Unvaccinated'.  Presumably I wasn't the only one to notice.  The numbers now show:

    Vaccinated - xx

    Unvaccinated - xx

     

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  • Mon, Dec 27, 2021 - 2:15pm

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    Pope Fauci Looking Desperate

    Our 81 year old Chief of Medical Fascism/Pope of the Vaccine Church is looking really desperate:

    https://www.axios.com/fauci-vaccine-mandate-domestic-flight-coronavirus-f9d7d6bc-1952-4e3f-8aa9-4cd9921f43ec.html

    Fauci wants to “seriously” consider vaccine mandate for domestic flights

    "The group we're really concerned about is the unvaccinated people because even if this virus is inherently less severe, just the volume of the number of cases that we're going to have could actually put a stress on the hospital system," he said earlier in the interview

    Does anyone believe that we need to mandate vaccination for the sniffles/common cold?

    The underlying source of Fauci's fear:

    https://covid.cdc.gov/covid-data-tracker/#vaccinations_vacc-total-admin-rate-total

    Americans are not-so-enthusiastic about getting more shots.  In the 18+ group:

    • 1 shot: 84.9%
    • 2 shots: 72.6% [14% of the 1-shots rejected shot 2]
    • 3 shots: 34.2% [53% of the 2-shots rejected shot 3]

    Looks like a dose-dependent product rejection pattern to me.  The more shots people get, the less they want the next one.  I'd guess that shot #4 will be dramatically less popular than shot #3.

    So Fauci is desperate.  This is not a popular product, and it gets less popular with each shot administered.  And he's the front man for it.  The bagholder.  Who wants to be a bagholder?

    "You gotta get vaccinated to fly, so I won't end up looking stupid (and/or criminally responsible), holding the bag as the front-man for this whole disastrous campaign.  And if you challenge me, you're attacking Science Itself!!  Heh heh."

    Here's a glimpse into where they will need to go next:

    https://www.politico.eu/article/germany-recommends-covid-19-boosters-after-3-months/

    Germany recommends COVID-19 boosters after 3 months

    "Because it works just that well."

    I think Fauci will definitely try to get President Grandpa's handlers to sign off on this.  They might even do so.  But my guess: a bunch of court cases will be filed almost immediately, and the courts will halt the mandate, due to the lack of efficacy vs Omicron.  "Mandating a shot that doesn't work makes no sense."

    And - given the dose-dependent product rejection pattern, even trying to mandate a product that progressively fewer people want (66% of the total 18+ population have rejected "the booster"), it will result in yet another plunge in the Grandpa-Handler poll numbers.  Pretty soon, only that hypnotized 30% will be left.

    If we actually have an election in 2022, a huge number of people associated with President Grandpa will just be crushed.  They're all committing political suicide, based on the dose-dependent product-rejection pattern.  Assuming we actually have an election in 2022.

    But in the meantime, we might need to wait out a temporary "vax mandate to fly" until the courts issue their stays.

    I am kinda curious what is causing all those flight cancellations.  I'd guess: highly negative VE in the double-vaxxed flight crews means they all (preferentially) got sick during this Omicron wave.

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  • Mon, Dec 27, 2021 - 2:54pm

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    C19 Crusher Concerned

    He doesn't like it when people call Omicron "the common cold."  He's not sure what repeated exposure might lead to.

    https://twitter.com/Covid19Crusher/status/1475486746028740614

    Really concerned to see Omicron described as a simple cold. Covid should not be described as a Severe Acute Respiratory Syndrome: SARS, but as a Sever Acute Blood Disorder: SABD. The consequences of repeated exposure are unclear and concerning. Do your best to avoid it.

    I'm not gonna stop my life for Omicron.  But if I do get a "cold", I'll definitely execute my early treatment.

    Related- a retweet by him:

    https://twitter.com/JennyRohn/status/1475410068019585027

    Well, there it is. Today, with the “wrong” (i.e. cold) symptoms and after a string of negative LFTs, I finally took Twitter advice and swabbed my throat as well as my nose (no mean feat with that diddly stick). If you think you might have COVID, consider adding the throat sample.
    Kinda makes me wonder if the "cold" I had just before Thanksgiving (where I tested negative - twice - the kit I got came with two tests, so why not?) was Omicron.  Especially since I only swabbed my nose.

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  • Mon, Dec 27, 2021 - 3:56pm

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    Year-end Silver and Gold

    Alasdair Macleod wrote his analysis of where gold and silver were in 2021 and where it is likely to go in 2022. I saw it on ZeroHedge.com. It is very difficult to try to summarize Macleod, so here is the link and his summary:

    https://www.zerohedge.com/markets/macleod-gold-and-silver-prospects-2022

    The year just ending has been a bad one for investors in precious metals, but stackers expecting the next financial crisis will be rejoicing at the unexpected windfall from bullion banks suppressing prices. Naïve investors, if they had a rudimentary understanding of monetary inflation, were directed into cryptocurrencies, leaving gold and silver to those seeking genuine protection from upcoming monetary and economic developments. Furthermore, policy planners and their epigones managing markets have demonstrated a reluctance to embrace the facts about inflation or alternatively are simply clueless.

    The establishment has provided a window of opportunity for ordinary folk to insure against the financial and economic events now so obviously ahead of them. Those who have a grasp of basic economics and deploy common sense understand that interest rates will now rise, and soon. And with extraordinarily high negative bond yields, financial markets are more mispriced for this eventuality than in any time in recorded history.

    There can be little doubt in dealing with the inevitable market shock ahead that central banks will continue to issue increasing quantities of their currencies in a vain attempt to stabilise their economies and to ensure government deficits are covered. And with the increasingly likely collapse of the Eurosystem and its commercial banks, we can expect a “whatever it takes” inflationary response from the ECB.

    As their world collapses around them, central bankers will act like bulls in a china shop, destroying their credibility and currencies even more as their panic increases. Against this background, buyers of physical gold and silver will do so not because they expect to profit from it, but to preserve something from the chaos in prospect, which will be triggered by rising, and then soaring interest rates as currency time preferences escalate and their purchasing power collapses.

    Also, JSMineset.com had this tweet posted as commentary. (I don't use twitter because of their censorship stance.) Nevertheless, the graph was very interesting. Does it signal a change or is it just more noise? I really don't know. My color acuity isn't up to the task of connecting individual threads to the associated year; however, the bright red one for this year looks completely different than the prior 14 yearly graphs.

    Image

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  • Mon, Dec 27, 2021 - 5:10pm

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    Fairtex's Cold

    I can co-sign Dave's suspicion about his 'cold' around Thanksgiving. I had a similar experience. Got off the plane and got a rapid covid test as soon as I landed cause I was feeling a bit off. Came back negative so I carried on.

    My brother came home with the same type of "cold", same symptoms and all. His was worse than mine initially but after a few days we were in the same boat. Had passed it to my mom before I left and she went thru it soon after... (BTW they're both juiced).  Symptoms were consistent with what folks were reporting in SA.

    No hardcore treatment protocol for any of us going through it, just flushed it out. If anything has proven true it's that by the time we find out about a new variant or a surge, the damage is already done. So  I'm  hoping the airborne vaccine theory proves true..

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  • Mon, Dec 27, 2021 - 5:44pm

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    Fed, inflation, and the ECB

    Armstrong says that the ECB is in a vastly worse place than the Fed.  While the Fed actually tapered over some period of time, and raised rates (albeit briefly), the ECB did none of that.  They have never stopped printing money, and deposit rates remain negative (-0.5%?).  He says they've destroyed their bond market as a result.

    Italy's debt/GDP: 150%.  Just as an example.

    So while the goldbugs are probably correct about the Fed being in a difficult place, the ECB is in a much worse place, and capital flows will serve to enable the Fed to raise rates - and raising rates will actually increase the capital flows.

    So its the "best looking horse in the glue factory" game being played out once more.

    Do things still blow up?  No idea.  Just offering Armstrong's perspective here.

    Grover - if you could post that image again - it didn't come through.

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  • Mon, Dec 27, 2021 - 6:52pm

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    IQ

    The average IQ of the Normies is 100, by definition.
    At 100 they fail to acknowledge the Dunning Kruger effect.
    They think that they are smarter than they are.
    The sweet spot is probably between 110 to 120 when they know just enough to shut their yaps and listen.

    Me on Clif_High.

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  • Mon, Dec 27, 2021 - 6:57pm

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    CDC Discovers Science => Pandemic Ending

    When the CDC starts discovering science that acts to reduce fear porn, this suggests to me that the pandemic is coming to an end.

    https://www.businessinsider.com/how-long-to-isolate-after-covid-cdc-expert-guidance-2021-12

    The CDC shortened its COVID-19 isolation recommendation to 5 days for asymptomatic people after some disease experts said 10 days was too long

    How long did these "disease experts" know this?

    Right.  Doesn't matter.  CDC has finally discovered it.  Just in time for Omicron.  So President Grandpa's handlers are trying desperately to avoid being blamed for shutting the country's airlines, hospitals, and other critical facilities down for bunch of asymptomatic cases of nothing.  Mostly in the double-vaxxed, since VE at this point for most is deep in negative territory.

    Pandemic is ending.

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  • Mon, Dec 27, 2021 - 7:29pm

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    Pandemic is ending?

    Darn, just when it was starting to look like a pandemic of the vaccinated!  I guess Dr. Geert Vanden Bossche was wrong and he didn't understand that they could just shut it (The Pandemic) down any time they wanted.... (sarcasm).

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  • Mon, Dec 27, 2021 - 7:50pm

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    Here's a more cynical view...

    Dave quoted the article as saying;

    The CDC shortened its COVID-19 isolation recommendation to 5 days for asymptomatic people after some disease experts said 10 days was too long

    Here's another take on that change;

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  • Mon, Dec 27, 2021 - 8:27pm

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    News in Australia this morning- Astra Zeneca Immunity for Life

    Australia Home | Daily Mail Online

    No more Boosters then? All feels like it's coming undone

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  • Mon, Dec 27, 2021 - 8:42pm

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    that's a good explanation

    Jim I think that's a good explanation.  Who wants the pandemic to end?  Not them. So they are forced to admit to science, step by painful step, as things get worse for the Vaccine Church narrative.

    But the hospitals - and other industries - are running so short on staff in a tight labor market, the 10-day to 5-day "quarantine" won't move the needle very far at all.  Some hospitals have reversed their unvaxxed-ban.  Don't have the tweet in front of me now, but that's what I saw.

    I'm also guessing that the mandate-states will have a much worse time than the no-mandate states.  Mandate states will have "hospital overflow" (due to vaxxed employees getting sick, and having to quarantine, and the unvaxxed getting fired) while the no-mandate states will avoid this outcome.  Plus there will be worker-migration to the no-mandate states.

    I really do think the vice-grip of events is tightening on the Gang in Charge.  Chris's concept of "private knowledge becoming public knowledge" is continuing.  Every single time a vaxxed gets infected, its a blow against the narrative.

    How many more interesting bits of science will the CDC have to "discover" before this is over, I wonder?

    Given this really will be an Omicron Pandemic of the Vaccinated, the narrative will really have to change substantially - and within the next month, too.

    And force-boosting people on top of an Omicron infection will have - I'm guessing - dramatically worse SAE incidence.  That will blow the narrative open also, and it will target the Vaccine Church members hardest of all.  "My first shot was fine, but this booster on top of Omicron..."

    I really do think Omicron will blow things up, one way or the other.

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  • Mon, Dec 27, 2021 - 9:28pm

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    Silver Open-Interest Twitter Link

    davefairtex wrote:

    Grover - if you could post that image again - it didn't come through.

    Dave, Here's the twitter link:

    https://twitter.com/ThHappyHawaiian/status/1474251021190901778/photo/1?ref_src=twsrc%5Etfw%7Ctwcamp%5Etweetembed%7Ctwterm%5E1474251021190901778%7Ctwgr%5E%7Ctwcon%5Es1_&ref_url=https%3A%2F%2Fwww.jsmineset.com%2F

    Macleod takes the long way to agree with Armstrong that the ECB is in worse shape than the federal reserve. He noted the extremely negative real interest rates on bonds (nominal rate - inflation rate.) Anyone investing in government bonds at this point is losing money and hoping to find a greater fool who will pay even more for the bond. When interest rates normalize, anyone holding the bond loses money upon the sale and they lose even more if they hold it for the duration.

    Grover

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  • Mon, Dec 27, 2021 - 10:05pm

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    thanks!

    Nice tweet Grover!  That gives me an idea.  I can (pretty easily) get "front-month" OI data.  I just never tried before.  My OI data is "all OI data", not divided into periods.  Maybe it will result in some interesting reveal.  In my copious free time.

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  • Tue, Dec 28, 2021 - 8:04pm

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    Copious Free Time - LOL

    Dave,

    I really don't know how you do it. You comment prolifically and produce these interesting weekly updates on everything every week. I'm sure you sleep sometime, but I'm not sure when. I see posts with time stamps from all hours.

    If you get an opportunity to update your programs to allow filtering of monthly data, it would be great to get a heads-up when something really odd happens - like it seems to be this year with the Open Interest. You can add even more value by discussing the significance. For instance, on the tweet that I referred to, the red line shows ~2600 open interest. (I'm assuming that means contracts.) Is that significant? Has it rolled over (like it usually does at the end of the month) or gotten more extreme? In your opinion, what are the likely outcomes? Should we be ready for "WallStreetBets" to force a silver squeeze?

    Bottom line, Dave. It may be late for Thanksgiving, but I'm grateful for all the work you put into (and onto) this site! Keep up the GREAT work!

    Grover

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  • Tue, Dec 28, 2021 - 8:55pm

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    it makes a fella proud

    Thanks Grover.

    The line: "my copious free time" came from one of my musical heroes - a guy named Tom Lehrer.  It was in the leadup to the following song, detailed here.  Boy was this a different time period or what?

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=J0L_rD7CCe4

    "It makes a fella proud to be a soldier."

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  • Tue, Dec 28, 2021 - 11:18pm

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    Cold, Flu, or COVID?

    As Alex Berenson pointed out, if you are having to write news stories where experts explain to you about how to tell the difference between a cold, the flu, and COVID19, then this means the pandemic is over.

    "OMG!  It's a cold!"

    https://www.cnn.com/2021/12/28/health/is-it-cold-flu-or-covid-wellness/index.html

    Do you have a cold, the flu or Covid-19? Experts explain how to tell the difference

    "Short of getting a test, I would say it's really tricky to distinguish right now," Combs said. "We need to just treat cold-ish symptoms in pretty much the same bucket" as Covid-19.
    Personally, I'll still treat a cold with ivermectin & the usual things.  Just in case it is Delta.  But from a bigger picture perspective, I suspect Delta will get squeezed out of the picture in a few more weeks by our new friend, the airborne-vaccine-Omicron.
    And then at that point - I'm gonna start talking about debt defaults, massive inflation, capital flows, and - back to you usually scheduled program.  Say, second week in January.

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  • Tue, Dec 28, 2021 - 11:48pm

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    Proof that Mask-and-Vaccine-Mandates Work!

    Ok, I admit it, that was clickbait.  But its a pretty cool image...

    h/t Covid19Crusher.

    What was the line?  Oh right: "virus gonna virus."  Especially Omicron.

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  • Wed, Dec 29, 2021 - 9:31am

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    DF - please can you talk about the debt defaults in Jan

    Missing the narrative- cover up is rife. Its like the Lego movie "everything is awesome" until it's not.  Reckon that scheduled program is sure going to get interesting in January, war talk again in our national "state" run media agency the ABC.

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  • Thu, Dec 30, 2021 - 8:31am

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    ....and there goes CNN

    https://www.cnn.com/2021/12/30/politics/biden-administration-shifting-covid-guidance/index.html

    The government's top infectious diseases expert, Dr. Anthony Fauci, put it this way to CNN's Jake Tapper on Wednesday, while explaining the reduction in isolation time for those who test positive and are asymptomatic: "So you either shut down the society, which no one wants to do, or you try and get a situation where you can safely get people back, particularly to critical jobs, without having them be out for a full 10 days, so long as they are without symptoms." (or symptoms are "improving")

    And here's the real gem:

    She told The Washington Post in an interview published Wednesday that the move was "based on the anticipation of a large number of cases might impact societal function." She added: "There were starting to be limitations in society, not just in our health care workforce but in other parts of society. We were seeing infections in many places that we realized this could be a harbinger of many other essential workers we needed."
    In a later White House briefing, Walensky insisted that there was strong scientific ground for the move. She said data on Omicron suggests that the greatest transmission of the disease comes one or two days before symptoms develop and two to three days afterward. But she again made clear that the eased guidance was not based on the characteristics of the virus alone, revealing that officials had considered how people who needed to get back to work would behave in practice.
    "It really had a lot to do with what we thought people would be able to tolerate," Walensky said.
    And while ""science"" may predominantly dictate mitigation measures going forward, a variant that is less lethal is provoking a serious examination of whether broader questions deserve more emphasis in public health decision making.
    1. I'm sure those broader questions have nothing to do with a vaccine mandate though, abortions for thee (I'm pro choice), vaxxes (not) for me (I'm also pro choice).
    2. I would presume these "societal functions" would include restaurants the elites want to attend, nannies, service industry workers, and anyone else who works for the elites but had to isolate previously if they were sick, but now, "get back to work you stinking' animals"
    3. Science, who needs science, this is about what we think people can "tolerate".... unless you criticize "Science" then, you're criticizing "science"! Who do you think you are to criticize SCIENCE! But we don't need science in this case, our gut feeling is enough. Oh and our democrat focus groups, they're getting tired of this shit too and an election is coming up this year, we've gotta back off...
    4. DaveF looks prophetic again

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  • Thu, Dec 30, 2021 - 9:26am

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    and they are bailing on masks too

    Because - Omicron!  But really, because people are just totally fed up.  Everyone is getting sick, especially the Vaccine-Mask Church worshipers, regardless of their "faithful mask wearing" (two masks!  common sense!) and "faithfully getting four shots."

    Because - negative VE from the Holy Shot vs Omicron just 10 weeks after latest injection.

    So the Biden-Handler Administration is rapidly backing away from all of it:

    https://www.deseret.com/coronavirus/2021/12/29/22858397/cloth-masks-stop-omicron-variant-covid-19

    Single-layer cloth masks aren’t enough to stop the omicron variant, she said. Surgical masks can work, though.

    But masks aren’t forever. Dr. Rochelle Walensky, director of the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, told ABC News in December that masks will be dropped once the pandemic comes to an end.

    • Masks are for now, they’re not forever,” Walensky told ABC News. “We have to find a way to be done with them.”

    Especially since they don't work.  All the mask-wearers are finding this out in real time.  And getting pretty disgruntled.  "You mean we had to wear these stupid things to 'save grandma' and we all got sick anyway?"

    The article is careful to blame the masks - you've been wearing the wrong sort of mask.  "Yeah, the cloth ones - they're no good."  Oh, so NOW you tell us this?  After two years of cloth-mask-wearing?

    The face-saving attempt in the article - they're blaming Omicron for all of it.  Cloth masks were fine with Delta.  Not Omicron.  Hey, this is straight from Pope Fauci the Infallible.  He's never wrong.  Science!

    Anyway - cloth masks are out.  Are vaccines next?

    Probably.  Here comes herd immunity.  "Masks don't work.  Lockdowns don't work.  Vaccines don't work.  Besides - we know you're sick of all of it.  Especially now that 'the pandemic' looks a whole lot like the common cold."

    Its hard to terrorize a population about a virus they don't yethave, once they get it, and it ends up being not-much-more-than-a-cold.

    "Wait.  So we spent two years terrified of this?"

    Virus gonna virus.  They just said so - without saying so.  Two more weeks, maybe three, and the pandemic is over.

    Happy New Year!

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  • Thu, Dec 30, 2021 - 10:07am

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    The "No More Casedemic" marker

    Exciting news: it turns out, hospitalizations are a better pandemic metric than cases!

    https://www.healthline.com/health-news/why-hospitalizations-deaths-may-be-better-indicators-of-the-covid-19-pandemic-than-new-cases-2

    Why Hospitalizations May Be the Best Gauge of the COVID-19 Pandemic, Especially with the Omicron Variant

    As the world enters its third year with the COVID-19 pandemic and the more than 5 million deaths that it’s caused, a growing number of experts say that the disease is here to stay, and it’s time we start looking at the novel coronavirus in a new light.

    Specifically, they say that it’s time to measure the pandemic’s impact by shifting how we look at the statistics, especially with the Omicron variant rapidly advancing all over the world.

    Even before the Omicron variant emerged last month, experts said that vaccinated people could still get COVID-19, but their risk of being hospitalized or dying is much lower than that of an unvaccinated person.

    So, instead of looking at the case numbers, experts say that it’s time to focus on the severity of the pandemic through the number of hospitalizations. This is especially true as early research shows that Omicron, while probably more transmissible than other variants, is likely less severe when it comes to symptoms.

    It’s always been the way we should have been looking at it,” Dr. William Schaffner, a professor of infectious diseases at Vanderbilt University in Tennessee, told Healthline. “Hospitalizations and deaths are much better documenters than new cases.

    The writer buried the lead, as they always do, when embarrassing information surfaces.  "Wait, so 'experts' knew all along that cases were a stupid metric?" The good stuff always comes at the end of the article.

    Yes.  We've lied to you for two years.   But we're stopping now because - Omicron!

    While this article is 2 weeks old (that's the point at which the Biden-Handler admin figured out they were in deep doo-doo), I thought it fit in with the rest of the "turning point" marker articles.  As well as it being a timing marker also.

    Another marker - four days later:

    https://www.cnn.com/2021/12/16/politics/joe-biden-warning-winter/index.html

    "We are looking at a winter of severe illness and death for the unvaccinated -- for themselves, their families and the hospitals they'll soon overwhelm. But there's good news: If you're vaccinated and you have your booster shot, you're protected from severe illness and death."

    The reassuring (slash "othering") message to the Vaccine Church faithful that, although their shots are going to be useless vs infection, at least they can feel good that "the others" are gonna suffer more than they will.

    I guess it took a few days to focus-group-test which messaging would work best on the 30%.

    All this fuss over a common cold?  Its almost as if there's something else going on under the covers.

    Power?  Money?  Fate of the Free World, perhaps?

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  • Thu, Dec 30, 2021 - 10:55am

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    it's a strategy?

    strategy. enough people have been damaged by the vaccines to produce massive death in the coming cold months. take away all "safety" measures now. when the deaths can't be ignored, blame omicron (or another variant waiting in somebody's crayon drawings pile to be announced) and the lack of safety measures, and tell everyone to *immediately* get vaccinated before the new variant kills them too.

    with 'sustainable' energy taking over reliable energy in many states, watch for power outages (no sun or wind) that lead to many deaths from the cold but will be labelled as covid deaths.

    and when a portion of the population still refuses to get the kill shot, wait for massive famine to hit and then instigate a federal food program where only people with vaccine passports can get food. because the famine will be so severe, food will *only* be available from the federal program. today's choice: job or jab. tomorrow's choice: food or jab.

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  • Thu, Dec 30, 2021 - 11:48am

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    "Biden-handler" administration

    I caught that Dave... well done as always.

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  • Thu, Dec 30, 2021 - 6:14pm

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    12/29/2021 PBS Newshour asks about with covid vs from covid

    • Amna Nawaz:

      Let me ask you about something Dr. Anthony Fauci said in a briefing. He said many children are hospitalized with COVID, as opposed to because of COVID.

      And it's an important distinction, but I want to get your take on it. Does that track with what you're seeing? And does that also tell you that Omicron is not as severe as Delta was among children?

    • Dr. Ethan Wiener:

      Well, for the first part, there is no question that, again, just based on the prevalence of the community or the burden, if you will, in the community of disease, that we are seeing, patients have a variety of conditions that also concurrently happen to be COVID-positive, so are certainly being hospitalized for conditions unrelated to COVID, but happen to have COVID at the same time.

      I've never seen that question asked.

      https://www.pbs.org/newshour/show/u-s-sees-rise-in-pediatric-covid-patients-as-who-warns-of-global-tsunami-of-cases

       

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  • Thu, Dec 30, 2021 - 8:52pm

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    switching gears - speaker of the house

    The Pelosi family’s trades this month include Google and Salesforce call options worth between $500,000 and $1 million each, as well as Roblox call options valued at between $100,000 and $250,000. The duo also bought up between $250,000 and $500,000 in calls for chipmaker Micron Technology and between $100,000 and $250,000 of Disney call options in disclosures that were earlier reported by Congresstrading.com.

    https://nypost.com/2021/12/30/nancy-pelosi-buys-call-options-for-google-disney-stocks/

    Does anyone want to bet against Nancy?

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  • Thu, Dec 30, 2021 - 11:51pm

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    Primary Care_MD said:

    I hope they don't give her the 'Tim Russert' treatment, after he asked about Skull and Bones.

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  • Sun, Jan 02, 2022 - 11:31am

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    trial balloon: wage & price controls

    Saw what looks to be a trial balloon in MSM:

    https://www.theguardian.com/business/commentisfree/2021/dec/29/inflation-price-controls-time-we-use-it

    Today, there is once more a choice between tolerating the ongoing explosion of profits that drives up prices or tailored controls on carefully selected prices. Price controls would buy time to deal with bottlenecks that will continue as long as the pandemic prevails. Strategic price controls could also contribute to the monetary stability needed to mobilize public investments towards economic resilience, climate change mitigation and carbon-neutrality. The cost of waiting for inflation to go away is high. Senator Manchin’s withdrawal from the Build Back Better Act demonstrates the threat of a shrinking policy space at a time when large scale government action is in order. Austerity would be even worse: it risks manufacturing stagflation.

    Looks like they want to blame the companies, and Manchin, rather than the policies they put in place.

    Reminder: Nixon did the same thing back in 1971; after slamming the gold window shut, the Fed (of the day) refused to raise rates, and inflation spiked higher.  Wage & Price Controls were Nixon's answer - to help his re-election campaign.  It worked.

    https://www.wsj.com/articles/nixon-fight-inflation-price-controls-stagflation-gas-shortages-biden-democrats-reconciliation-bill-federal-reserve-11628885071

    President Richard Nixon announced a 90-day freeze on all prices and wages in the U.S. on Aug. 15, 1971. Suddenly and with no warning, every shop and factory was forbidden to raise prices for every product sold anywhere in the country. It was a watershed moment—a radical program that imposed direct government control over the economy aimed at breaking the cycle of inflationary price and wage hikes.

    Biden-Handlers are now channeling Richard Nixon for policy inspiration, in the hopes that You and I can't read history, and/or have forgotten what came next.

    Not desperate at all.

     

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  • Sun, Jan 02, 2022 - 12:08pm

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    Good catch Dave...

    I can imagine no stronger signal that it's (finally) time to go all-in on Silver than the advent of price controls in the US.  I had not even imagined that in the universe of possibilities... but there it is.

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  • Sun, Jan 02, 2022 - 1:05pm

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    re: Good catch Dave...

    I can imagine no stronger signal that it's (finally) time to go all-in on Silver than the advent of price controls in the US.  I had not even imagined that in the universe of possibilities... but there it is.

    In the past two weeks silver is up 5.9%, and gold 3.4%.  Yes indeedy, there it is.

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  • Sun, Jan 02, 2022 - 3:59pm

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    the Sweden Model resurfaces - another signal

    Amid a flurry of self-justification and ass-covering from MSM, three things emerge:

    1) Sweden did the right thing.

    2) Omicron is mild.

    3) The UK government is at the end of its rope regarding its COVID medico-fascism due to massive economic damage from asinine LOCKDOWN policies that don't work, and cause massive damage to the normal people, the children most of all.

    https://www.theguardian.com/business/2022/jan/02/a-wounded-pm-and-ailing-economy-forces-england-to-go-swedish-on-covid

    A wounded PM and ailing economy force England to ‘go Swedish’ on Covid
    Government policy towards Covid-19 has come full circle. For now, at least, England has returned to the Swedish way of dealing with the pandemic. Tough, officially imposed lockdowns are out. Trusting the people to do the sensible thing is back in.
    The prime minister’s weakened political position is one reason the government has gone Swedish. The risk of causing serious damage to the economy when it is looking particularly vulnerable is another, because this is going to be a tough year for the British public. Inflation is rising, interest rates are going up, and energy bills are expected to rocket in the spring just as Rishi Sunak’s increase in national insurance contributions comes into force.
    The cumulative effect is a whopping cut to living standards. According to the Resolution Foundation thinktank the average household is going to be £1,000 a year worse off. Those on the lowest incomes will be especially hard hit by soaring gas and electricity bills.
    The Swedes came in for a lot of criticism for their go-it-alone approach. [Mainly from you BMGF-funded MSM weasels.]  While death rates were much lower than the initial pessimistic forecasts, they were still higher than in neighbouring Scandinavian countries, where tough restrictions were imposed. Moreover, the initial hit to the economy was as severe in liberal Sweden as it was in locked-down Denmark.
    That said, as the second anniversary of Covid’s arrival looms, governments are beginning to see merits in the Swedish approach. In part, that’s because Sweden now has a lower death rate than countries that went down the full lockdown route, including the UK, France, Spain and Italy. It is in the bottom half of the EU league table for deaths once the size of population is taken into account. Economic recovery has been pretty brisk. The UK is still struggling to get back to pre-Covid levels of output: Sweden had managed that by the middle of 2021.
    But there are other factors, too. Sweden has avoided the problem of lockdown fatigue and has not caused damage to the life chances of its children because schools were kept open throughout the pandemic.

    Yay Sweden!

    The UK always does the right thing - after trying literally everything else first.  [Apologies - once again - to Winston Churchill]

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  • Sun, Jan 02, 2022 - 4:23pm

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    Mark_BC said:

    In Canada they are talking about a 3 week lockdown "circuit breaker" to deal with OMG. I think we have about the most corrupt government in the world here, second only to possibly Australia; pure evil who enjoys any opportunity to mislead and hurt citizens.

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  • Sun, Jan 02, 2022 - 4:48pm

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    squashdoc said:

    As a fellow Canuck I can't tell you how much it hurts to see this country slide into authoritarianism.

    In the 60's Canada was viewed around the world as a sane, rational  counterbalance to some of the world's more nefarious players. Listening to Trudeau makes my stomach turn while raising my BP 30 points. This is not intended to be sexist but seems to me his intellect comes more from the maternal gene pool than pops, Pierre Eliott Tudeau.

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  • Sun, Jan 02, 2022 - 4:55pm

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    DaveF: what happened next?

    Sorry, need help with Nixon era history.

    what happened after the 90 day price controls?

    jim H-  why all in on silver?

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  • Sun, Jan 02, 2022 - 4:58pm

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    Parentage

    Trudeau’s father is actually Fidel Castro. Just sayin.

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  • Sun, Jan 02, 2022 - 5:16pm

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    Sand Kitty

    George Gammon explains the effects of price control starting at minute 7.36. Basically exploding inflation when price control comes to an end as well as numerous hiccups along the way.





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  • Sun, Jan 02, 2022 - 6:13pm

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    Silver

    Sand Puppy Kitty said,

    jim H- why all in on silver?

    There is simply no other real asset that has so NOT been subject to a rising price over the last few years.  We all know why... the paper market holds it back.  Since there is much less stock to the flow of Silver (vs Gold for instance) there will have to come a point, assuming we continue to have functioning economies and stuff being made,  where the paper market breaks and the price of real Silver rises.

    So:  Price controls = admission by Fed that things are out of control.  Convert your dollars NOW into stuff.  What stuff?  Stuff that is not already over-valued historically.

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  • Sun, Jan 02, 2022 - 6:57pm

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    having withdrawals

    Miss Dave's weekly commentary.

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  • Sun, Jan 02, 2022 - 8:58pm

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    Canada - a ray of light in the media

    I have just discovered https://westernstandardonline.com

    which has at least 4 current articles not found in MSM -- an op ed criticizing Trudeau's latest attack on the unvaxed, a letter to the editor calling for Trudeau's resignation, a report on the Vienna protests giving the headline-grabbing number of 350,000 people -- far more than the "few thousand" I have seen mentioned in the UK papers this evening, and a couple more articles about personal responsibility and choice on medical issues, and an article describing Quebec's curfew as "a surreal scene". Refreshingly different.

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  • Sun, Jan 02, 2022 - 9:07pm

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    How far Canada has fallen

    The following statement was made by John Diefenbaker, who served as Canada's 13th prime minister from June 1957 to April  1963. It encapsulates the high ideals of the age.

    Compare and contrast it with the disgraceful behaviour of our current prime minister, privileged son of whoever, persistently and illegally fomenting hatred against the unvaxxed and illegally coercing the citizens of Canada to subject themselves to experimental medical products.

    "I am a Canadian, free to speak without fear, free to worship in my own way, free to stand for what I think right, free to oppose what I believe wrong, or free to choose those who shall govern my country. This heritage of freedom I pledge to uphold for myself and all mankind. " - John Diefenbaker

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  • Sun, Jan 02, 2022 - 11:03pm

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    GETTR: we have liftoff; plus, Insurance Company & Excess Deaths

    Joe Rogan joined GETTR on Sunday.  (Checks calendar).  That's today!!

    He now has 8.1 million followers.  [Possible that GETTR might have assisted this process]

    https://gettr.com/user/joerogan

    Lil Bird (as Alex Berenson likes to call it) is now in the crosshairs.

     

    Related:  Dr Malone (also on GETTR following his Lil-Bird-removal) reports that an Indiana Life Insurance company is seeing a huge number of "excess deaths".

    https://rwmalonemd.substack.com/p/what-if-the-largest-experiment-on

    What if the largest experiment on human beings in history is a failure?

    A seasoned stock analyst colleague texted me a link today, and when I clicked it open, I could hardly believe what I was reading.  What a headline.  “Indiana life insurance CEO says deaths are up 40% among people ages 18-64”.  This headline is a nuclear truth bomb masquerading as an insurance agent’s dry manila envelope full of actuarial tables.

    Original video here:  [starting at 23:10] - watch it while it remains up.  Hopefully someone will upload it to bitchute.

    https://fox59.com/news/coronavirus/indiana-chamber-of-commerce-and-indiana-hospital-association-to-hold-news-conference-on-covid-19-situations/

    Note that this CEO is forcing all his employees to be vaccinated.  It s a very curious video.  Does he even know what he's saying?

    "I don't think it means what you think it means."

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  • Sun, Jan 02, 2022 - 11:35pm

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    @davefairtex - re Joe Rogan on GETTR and his interview of Robert Malone

    Robert Malone told Joe Rogan about GETTR when he gave that blockbuster interview on the Joe Rogan Experience - episode 1757 posted Dec 31, 2021. Fascinating and hard-hitting three hours.

    https://unityprojectonline.com/news/dr-robert-malone-md-on-the-joe-rogan-experience/

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  • Sun, Jan 02, 2022 - 11:46pm

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    Fauci's non-panic confirms: the pandemic is over

    Its as if his constant panic-porn over the past two years just vanished into thin air.

    "Oh sure, its literally the worst surge ever.  The hospitals are gonna get overrun.  You'll see.  But its fine.  Keeping kids out of school is bad for them.  Everyone knows that."

    And just like that, it is over.  Someone, somewhere, flipped a switch.

    It's over.

    https://nypost.com/2022/01/02/dr-fauci-says-its-safe-enough-for-kids-to-be-in-school-despite-omicron-surge/

    Dr. Anthony Fauci said Sunday that Omicron infections have shattered records and threaten to overburden hospitals — but that kids are safe to return to school after the holiday break.

    “Wearing masks in the school setting, doing test-to-stay approaches when children get infected, I think all those things put together, it’s safe enough to get those kids back to school, balanced against the deleterious effects of keeping them out.”

    Fauci didn’t address data showing an alarming spike in children hospitalized with COVID-19 in recent weeks, including a two-fold increase among kids in New York.

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  • Sun, Jan 02, 2022 - 11:52pm

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    Full text of Malone's discussion of huge increase in deaths in working aged people

     
    What if the largest experiment on human beings in history is a failure?

    A report from an Indiana life insurance company raises serious concerns.

    A seasoned stock analyst colleague texted me a link today, and when I clicked it open, I could hardly believe what I was reading.  What a headline.  “Indiana life insurance CEO says deaths are up 40% among people ages 18-64”.  This headline is a nuclear truth bomb masquerading as an insurance agent’s dry manila envelope full of actuarial tables.

    People frequently write to Jill and myself. People we have never met.  They call, they arrive at the farm by appointment or unannounced.......  One farm visitor told me of his foreshadowing massive numbers of deaths within three years consequent to the genetic vaccines, and that this was all about the “Great Reset” and the depopulation agenda of the World Economic Forum (WEF).  I tried to reassure him that, in my opinion, this was highly unlikely- while privately thinking about how easily people fall into this type of conspiracy ideation.......

    It is starting to look to me like the largest experiment on human beings in recorded history has failed.  And, if this rather dry report from a senior Indiana life insurance executive holds true, then Reiner Fuellmich’s “Crimes against Humanity” push for convening new Nuremberg trials starts to look a lot less quixotic and a lot more prophetic.

    Here is what lit me up in this report from The Center Square contributor Margaret Menge.

    “The head of Indianapolis-based insurance company OneAmerica said the death rate is up a stunning 40% from pre-pandemic levels among working-age people.

    “We are seeing, right now, the highest death rates we have seen in the history of this business – not just at OneAmerica,” the company’s CEO Scott Davison said during an online news conference this week. “The data is consistent across every player in that business.”

    OneAmerica is a $100 billion insurance company that has had its headquarters in Indianapolis since 1877. The company has approximately 2,400 employees and sells life insurance, including group life insurance to employers in the state.

    Davison said the increase in deaths represents “huge, huge numbers,” and that’s it’s not elderly people who are dying, but “primarily working-age people 18 to 64” who are the employees of companies that have group life insurance plans through OneAmerica.

    “And what we saw just in third quarter, we’re seeing it continue into fourth quarter, is that death rates are up 40% over what they were pre-pandemic,” he said.

    “Just to give you an idea of how bad that is, a three-sigma or a one-in-200-year catastrophe would be 10% increase over pre-pandemic,” he said. “So 40% is just unheard of.””

    So, what is driving this unprecedented surge in all-cause mortality?

    Most of the claims for deaths being filed are not classified as COVID-19 deaths,

    Davison said.“What the data is showing to us is that the deaths that are being reported as COVID deaths greatly understate the actual death losses among working-age people from the pandemic. It may not all be COVID on their death certificate, but deaths are up just huge, huge numbers.””

    Take a moment to read the entire article.  Now.  Then let’s continue on, assuming that you have.

    AT A MINIMUM, based on my reading, one has to conclude that if this report holds and is confirmed by others in the dry world of life insurance actuaries, we have both a huge human tragedy and a profound public policy failure of the US Government and US HHS system to serve and protect the citizens that pay for this “service”.   [SK addendum:   Or a deliberate killing off of citizens by the oligarchy.....]

    IF this holds true, then the genetic vaccines so aggressively promoted have failed, and the clear federal campaign to prevent early treatment with lifesaving drugs has contributed to a massive, avoidable loss of life.

    AT WORST, this report implies that the federal workplace vaccine mandates have driven what appear to be a true crime against humanity.  Massive loss of life in (presumably) workers that have been forced to accept a toxic vaccine at higher frequency relative to the general population of Indiana.

    FURTHERMORE, we have also been living through the most massive, globally coordinated propaganda and censorship campaign in the history of the human race.  All major mass media and the social media technology companies have coordinated to stifle and suppress any discussion of the risks of the genetic vaccines AND/OR alternative early treatments.

    IF this report holds true, there must be accountability.  We are not just talking about running over the first amendment of the Constitution of the United States and grinding it into the mud with an army of artificial intelligence-powered heavy infantry. This article reads like a dry description of an avoidable mass casualty event caused by a mandated experimental medical procedure. One for which all opportunities for the victims to have become self-informed about the potential risks have been methodically erased from both the internet and public awareness by an international corrupt cabal operating under the flag of the “Trusted News Initiative”. George Orwell must be spinning in his grave.

    I hope I am wrong.  I fear I am right.

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  • Mon, Jan 03, 2022 - 12:07am

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    Never go all in on any investment

    Absolutely, hold silver.  If anything is undervalued, silver is.
    But, never go all in on any single investment. Diversify.  Spread it around.

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  • Mon, Jan 03, 2022 - 12:43am

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    One More Fauci Stunner

    You really won't believe this one.  I'm sure it got a bunch of people kicked off the Lil Bird due to "misinformation" - perhaps even yesterday.

    But that was then, and this is now:

    https://www.theepochtimes.com/fauci-hospitals-are-overcounting-covid-19-cases-in-children_4187345.html

    White House COVID-19 adviser Anthony Fauci said that hospitals are now overcounting COVID-19 cases in children because they are automatically tested when they are admitted, echoing a narrative that has been repeated by some skeptics for months.

    Mind = blown.  My 2-year-old model of reality is now broken.

    Is it possible that the Biden-Handler regime has decided that eternal panic, lockdown, and engineered wealth transfer is no longer a net positive for them retaining power?

    Or ... maybe ... the massive, recent uptake from Malone/Rogan interview, as well as the McCullough/Rogan interview was so immense (90 million views, in aggregate), it caused them all to rapidly reverse direction, so as not to look totally asinine when Omicron turns out to be a nothing-burger.  Especially since literally everyone (especially the vaccinated-and-boosted) are going to get it.

    Something triggered the reset.  It sure wasn't "science", or "data".

    Look at the headlines on Epoch Times.  They're openly quoting McCullough, talking about suppression of HCQ and IVM.

    Private knowledge is now public knowledge.

    I suspect this change in attitude from Saint Fauci the Infallible was due entirely to Malone & McCullough, potentiated by Joe Rogan.   And the talk about Mass Formation.  The Biden-Handler regime was so scared of "Mass Formation", they had to call Google to tell it to remove the reference from the search response.  We can tell what terrifies them, by who and what they censor.

    https://stevekirsch.substack.com/p/how-google-manipulated-mass-formation

    Google has hand manipulated the “mass formation psychosis” search results so that a YouTube video from a gamer who knows nothing at all about the topic is ranked #3 in the search results. The comments on that video are virtually all negative (I couldn’t find a single positive review) and the top two hits are better. All in all, the top 3 hits aren’t anything that anyone would consider to the top 3 references on the topic.

    Highly relevant pages like the following are nowhere to be found in Google’s search results. We are being manipulated. You can see this for yourself.

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  • Mon, Jan 03, 2022 - 1:04am

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    failure? yes, because people aren't stopping Rockefeller's genocide despite all the warnings

     I also posted this under 'Working age mortality up 40% and disability too'

    Jurriaan Maessan, as quoted in 1/13/2014:

    In the 1990s the work on anti-fertility vaccines went in overdrive, especially in third-world nations, as did the funding provided by the deep pockets of the Rockefeller Foundation. At the same time, the target-population of the globalists- women- began to stir uncomfortably with all this out-in-the-open talk of population reduction and vaccines as a means to achieve it.

    https ://dailymassmeditation.wordpress.com/2014/01/13/how-the-rockefeller-foundation-quietly-funded-the-anti-fertility-vaccine/

    ………………..

    The United States officially launched its depopulation blueprint in 1969 [The Jaffe Memo]. It has come to nearly 90% fruition in 2021 after hitting some roadblocks in the 1980s. But the talks about depopulation among those in power commenced in the 1930s and progressed from there.

    https ://thecovidblog.com/2021/10/15/depopulation-agenda-planned-parenthood-from-its-documented-beginnings-in-1916-race-based-eugenics-to-2021-global-genocide/

    ………………..

    DARPA funds gene drive extinction technology AND mRNA gene therapy “vaccines,” but they try to keep this information hidden from the public….

    https ://foe.org/news/military-revealed-top-funder-gene-drives-gates-foundation-paid-1-6-million-influence-un-gene-drives/

    https ://lifeanddeathandallbetween.wordpress.com/2021/09/01/darpa-military-behind-new-covid-vaccines/

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  • Mon, Jan 03, 2022 - 3:32am

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    That NY times post is wrong, Fauci did address the spike in children's hospitalization... and it's surprising !

    https://nypost.com/2022/01/02/dr-fauci-says-its-safe-enough-for-kids-to-be-in-school-despite-omicron-surge/

    Dr. Anthony Fauci said Sunday that Omicron infections have shattered records and threaten to overburden hospitals — but that kids are safe to return to school after the holiday break.

    “Wearing masks in the school setting, doing test-to-stay approaches when children get infected, I think all those things put together, it’s safe enough to get those kids back to school, balanced against the deleterious effects of keeping them out.”

    Fauci didn’t address data showing an alarming spike in children hospitalized with COVID-19 in recent weeks, including a two-fold increase among kids in New York.

    You're right when you say "it's over". Fauci confirmed what was described as "fake news" before - that the spikes are because people are admitted to the hospital for other reasons, and get tested positive. That NY post article was wrong to say Fauci did not address the spike...





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  • Mon, Jan 03, 2022 - 3:45am

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    Real life confirms the analysis of the clinical trials

    Sadly, this data confirms the data from the clinical trial, that showed that yes, vaccines could improve Covid's outcome, but did increase the risks of all -cause mortality.

    A group of Canadian doctors have done a thorough review here and you can see 20 deaths in the vaccinated group, vs 14 in the placebo group :

    https://thevaultproject.org/wp-content/uploads/2021/12/The-COVID-19-Inoculations-More-Harm-Than-Good-REV-Dec-16-2021.pdf

    And this is what 2021 looks for the US compared to 2020 :

    This is from : https://www.usmortality.com/excess-absolute

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  • Mon, Jan 03, 2022 - 5:19am

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    Redneck Engineer said:

    I'd like to agree it's over, but given the authoritarian measures still in place, including recent social media cancellations of Robert Malone and Rep. Marjorie Taylor Greene (for sharing VAERS data), I'm cautious of that conclusion.

    My guess is this is a tactical retreat, a hedge in case SCOTUS shuts down the mandate. Fauci can save (some) face if he loses the case.

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  • Mon, Jan 03, 2022 - 8:44am

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    Dave, I don't think it's over yet, per the insurance exective in the video

    Amazingly, the insurance executive in the Deaths up 40% video plainly does not understand what this all implies about the vaxxes; as Dave says, he is apparently going to require unvaxed employees to vax or let them go to placate the vaxxed who are scared to return to the office and even now view the unvaxxed as unclean.

    Also, somebody has to pay for all of this death and disability, so he is going to add surcharges for businesses located in counties with a LOW vaxx rate. If someone who relies on actuaries, who are trained-and-paid to be cold-eyed analysts, can be hypnotized into not seeing reality, we are in very bad shape WRT mass formation. Recovery from this fear-bender is going to take a long time. Perhaps Fauci's flip-flop is step one, but Bill Gates may let smallpox out of the gate now, just to keep it going.

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  • Mon, Jan 03, 2022 - 9:08am

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    A new civilization.

    A model forms in my noodle prompted by Clif_high and Dave of the Suspicious Observers. (It is incomplete, I'll grant.)

    The Bugs show up every time that the sun runs slap-dab into the electric field reversal of the Galactic Birkland current that powers our neck of the woods.

    The results are not subtle and end civilization. (Every 13500 years). And then they bugger off again. (Well, that's what bugs do.)

    We pick up the pieces and start again. Future historians will again be amazed that civilization started with a Bang, considering that we are mere grunting apes now, in their vaunted opinion.

    At least the previous iteration had the nous to build a pyramid and point a tunnel at Sirius and put a Sphinx outside to riddle our brains to figure out why Sirius doesn't precess with the rest of the cosmos, and why this is important for our survival.

    We have been just a tad too late answering Her.

    Oh Well, better luck next time.

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  • Mon, Jan 03, 2022 - 12:39pm

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    Fauci's non-panic

    This is scary...what fresh horror awaits us

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  • Mon, Jan 03, 2022 - 10:08pm

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    That Indiana Chamber of Commerce video

    Two hospital executives repeat that same round value - 90% of covid patients are unvaccinated.  Hospitalized for covid or with covid.  Over what period of time is that statistic computed?  Is there data to back it up?

    Overall, it seems to be a big "get vaccinated" infomercial with the script "We are experiencing this terrible problem which will go away if you just get vaccinated."  There are never any details offered on real world vaccine performance up to the 30 minute mark where I quit watching.

    Someone needs to contact that CEO and walk him through the exercise of asking "just what could be causing the 40% (12 sigma) increase in working age deaths if it's not covid?"

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  • Mon, Jan 03, 2022 - 10:53pm

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    The Actuaries are the one's to focus on - not the insurance salesmen

    Good point Ubermeister  - But you hit it on the head when you mention the actuaries.

    Actuaries are smarter and better paid than rocket scientists (sorry I know we have a few real rocket scientists in PP) - they know what is going on.  They crunch the numbers day in and day out - looking for aberrations that might give a client a 0.5% advantage/risk.  Risk is what they do.

    If anyone knows they know and they get well paid to find it and tell their client.  If they didn't know they should be sued by shareholders for not finding it.

    Eventual criminal investigations need a big focus on the communications trails between actuaries and the insurers.  I'd bet that if anyone was to rollover, squeal, cut a deal,  it would be the actuaries as they would not have kept this to themselves (CYA) and would have a pretty decent trail (wrapped up in confidentiality agreements) to follow.

    Time to write your senator/congressman asking them to request formal responses from the leading actuaries/actuarial associations/insurers re the OneAmerica revelations.

     

     

     

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  • Tue, Jan 04, 2022 - 1:39am

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    Ubermeister said:

    US,

    I PM'd you, please check your mailbox. Perhaps I can act along these lines with a little help.

     

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  • Tue, Jan 04, 2022 - 2:25am

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    Our Finite World

    US Strength wrote:

    Actuaries are smarter and better paid than rocket scientists (sorry I know we have a few real rocket scientists in PP) - they know what is going on.  They crunch the numbers day in and day out - looking for aberrations that might give a client a 0.5% advantage/risk.  Risk is what they do.

    US Strength,

    The part I bolded got me thinking about Gail Tverberg AKA Gail_The_Actuary. I went to her site, https://ourfiniteworld.com/ to see if she has any thoughts on this latest development. Unfortunately, she hasn't written a new article for a month and opened a "Merry Christmas" thread to collect random thoughts. Searching recent comments to this thread, I couldn't find anything that anyone is saying about this.

    Gail said she will post a new article in the next few days. We'll see if she touches on this 40% increase phenomenon.

    Grover

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  • Tue, Jan 04, 2022 - 5:46am

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    Gail The Actuary

    Thanks for the lead Grover - Based on what I can tell from her website Gail looks like she might just be a PP sympathiser?  Maybe if a few of us send the article over to her along with an invite to come over and join us at PP she might give us some real insight into the methodology of the actuarial input into the insurers and how to lever off this OneAmerica revelation. I'll ping her now and also send a note to  Steve Kirsch to track her down.

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  • Tue, Jan 04, 2022 - 6:10am

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    Gail the Actuary- Article on Covid Vaccines - from August 5, 2021. Really Gotta get her views on insurer OneAmerica.

    COVID-19 Vaccines Don’t Really Work as Hoped

     

     

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  • Tue, Jan 04, 2022 - 3:16pm

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    Replying to Gail The Actuary (#79)

    Chris has had a couple of podcasts with Gail Tverberg. She is definitely a sympathizer. I think she's really busy with her own site and doesn't have time to comment elsewhere. That doesn't mean that she couldn't address the excess deaths in Indiana with the sharp eyes of an actuary.

    Yesterday, when I checked out her page, there was a link to Chris' latest article, "Why 2022 is going to suck." She and her commenters are familiar with Chris' name and work. If someone here is registered to comment on OurFiniteWorld.com ... please put a bug in her ear. Thanks,

    Grover

     

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  • Tue, Jan 04, 2022 - 3:44pm

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    Gail was a fixture on The Oil Drum (peak oil) back in the day...  She's impressive.

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  • Tue, Jan 04, 2022 - 6:19pm

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    Conversation From "Our Finite World"

    This is part of the conversation tagged to her post. Looks like Gail is now informed! (Yeah!)
    Grover

    As an actuary, I think this might interest Gail.

    “Unprecedented: Deaths in Indiana for ages 18-64 are up 40%”

    https://stevekirsch.substack.com/p/unprecedented-deaths-in-indiana-for

    The amazing thing is that the CEO of the insurance company that has produced this data is insisting that all employees must be injected.

    • The CEO sees that people are hospitalized less, if they have the vaccine. This is the big issue. Probably that they die less, too, in the short term. They would tend to push vaccines. No one has proven that they cause more harm than the illness itself (given the poor treatment healthcare systems provide).

      • Gail, I’ve looked through that article three times now to figure out where Davison (the CEO) said that, but I can’t find it. In fact, the article only mentions that “The number of hospitalizations in the state is now higher than before the COVID-19 vaccine was introduced a year ago.”

        Do you have the ability to put your ear to the ground in the insurance industry and see if insurers are noticing post-vaccination shifts in death and disability? It seems that in general, 2020 through 1st and 2nd quarter 2021 did not have the same increase and that the current (as reported in this one article, from this one company) increase is occurring after the first vaccination wave. Obviously we may be seeing a combination effect (Covid and vaccines).

        I hope that as an actuary, you might have access to data being compiled within the insurance industry that might shed light on some of what’s going on – and that would verify whether or not this one article is reporting accurately.

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  • Wed, Jan 05, 2022 - 10:59pm

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    FOMC meeeting minutes - caused big sell-off in equities; and the January 6th Insurrection

    There was a big sell-off immediately following the FOMC minutes release today, which strongly suggests that the Fed may actually mean what it says about stopping the printing in 2022.  In fact, within the next month or two.  "Gosh, inflation isn't transitory after all, and just maybe - money printing has something to do with it!"

    Not only that - they were actually talking about selling bonds.  Wolf Richter:

    https://wolfstreet.com/2022/01/05/markets-suddenly-hear-hawkish-fed-stocks-sag-arkk-plunges-yields-jump-cryptos-the-new-hedge-against-inflation-fail-to-hedge-plunge-in-sync/

    Raising the federal funds rate could come “relatively soon” – so liftoff maybe at the March meeting – and then the balance sheet reduction could come “relatively soon after beginning to raise the federal funds rate,” the minutes said, and it may raise the federal funds rate “sooner or at a faster pace than participants had earlier anticipated.”

    The word balance sheet “runoff” occurred 10 times in the minutes. This is the Fed’s term for “Quantitative Tightening,” or QT, which is the opposite of QE and means that the Fed’s balance sheet would shrink by allowing securities to mature without replacement.

    It could be appropriate to begin to reduce the size of the Federal Reserve’s balance sheet relatively soon after beginning to raise the federal funds rate.”

    Ok, then.  The Fed means business.  At least at the moment anyway.

    Hey, does anyone remember what happened when the Fed decided to raise rates going into Jimmy Carter's last year in office?

    Related: there's an ancient amendment that says anyone who commits "insurrection" can't be a member of Congress or a President.  It's called the 14th Amendment to the Constitution:

    No person shall be a Senator or Representative in Congress, or elector of President and Vice-President, or hold any office, civil or military, under the United States, or under any State, who, having previously taken an oath, as a member of Congress, or as an officer of the United States, or as a member of any State legislature, or as an executive or judicial officer of any State, to support the Constitution of the United States, shall have engaged in insurrection or rebellion against the same, or given aid or comfort to the enemies thereof. But Congress may by a vote of two-thirds of each House, remove such disability.

    This explains why the Oligarchy factotums (and their MSM shills) are calling the four-hour Capitol mass-selfie-snap on January 6th an "insurrection" - equivalent in severity to the four year US Civil War, where 1.5 million Americans died.

    The fact they are reaching this far tells me that the Oligarchy are utterly terrified as to what will happen if the US actually has an election - you know, where normal people all get to vote - in 2022.

    Perhaps they've seen the polling numbers of the Biden-Handler administration.

    Turns out, the Biden-Handler policies are not so popular.  They keep getting President Grandpa to whine at us: "Take the shot/get boosted to save grandma!"  Even if it kills you.  Reminder: booster uptake is around 26%.  Americans know what the shot is, at this point.  What's more, by now, a large number of the vaxxed-and-boosted have already had COVID.  "Boy, this shot sure is useful."

    And the "winter of death", can't forget that.  Also - the open border, the absurdly high inflation (worst since Nixon), likewise the bare shelves, the talk of wage & price controls, all the pointless mandates, and the ever-popular "No Treatments For You" COVID19 death-policy.  Here's what that looks like in a chart:

    And now, the end of money printing.  Which should hit the retail economy in about 9 months, give or take.

    All the crazy stuff that is happening - it sums to a big fear signal from the Oligarchy.  No more, no less.  "We are utterly terrified if you Plebes are able unite.  Even a little."

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  • Wed, Jan 05, 2022 - 11:19pm

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    Replying to FOMC meeeting minutes - caused big sell-off in equities; and the January 6th Insurrection (#84)

    Until not all that long ago, I was  a registered Democrat. But, truth be told, the mid-terms are going to be a bloodbath for the Democratic Party. It is not just the mandates, it is not just the economy, it is also "wokeness," open borders, the state making medical decisions for kids (instead of parents), transgenderism, shortages, hyperinflation, siccing the FBI on parents questioning school boards, etc.

    It is going to be a bloodbath.

    And maybe a bloodbath of epic proportions.

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  • Wed, Jan 05, 2022 - 11:51pm

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    Primary Care_MD said:

    Biden caused me to not only become a Republican, but to quit my job, and to give serious thought, every day, to fleeing the US, in search of a country that's less authoritarian. *If* the deep state allows elections in Nov, it will be a huge red wave.

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  • Thu, Jan 06, 2022 - 12:19am

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    It's Lonely Out Here

    CLEVELAND, OH—Local unvaccinated man Chuck Dornley is feeling very left out this holiday season, as all his vaccinated friends have now contracted COVID.

    "Maybe I should have just gotten vaccinated," said Dornley. Then I'd have COVID like everyone else and I and my vaccinated friends would have something to talk about. Now I'm all by myself feeling healthy. Such a bummer!"

    Dornley said to reporters that he also felt left out several months ago when he got COVID himself, and everyone was calling him a "grandma killer." He hopes that once everything gets back to normal, he can go back to feeling left out for being a Cleveland Browns fan.

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  • Thu, Jan 06, 2022 - 1:17am

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    Input from Gail Tverberg (Gail the Actuary) to Peak Prosperity re 40% rise in deaths seen by insurer OneAmerica

    Grover and PP'ers

    I have received a response from Gail (via private email).  Gail has graciously agreed for me to share the following with PP:

    "I have some insights on this question, even though I worked in a different type of insurance than life and health insurance. Also, I am not currently working in the insurance industry, so I don’t have insider information.
    From an insurers point of view, the economic cost of a long term disability claim is likely to be very much great than it is for a death claim . For death, there is a relatively small one time payment (say $50,000 or $100,000). For long term disability, there are continuing wage loss payments. If healthcare is provided thought the same insurer, there are likely continuing healthcare payments as well.
    Life and health insurance in the US tends to be written on policies sold to the employer. These policies are “experience rated.” I would expect that nearly all of the 40% increase in death costs can be passed back to employers. Probably quite a bit of the short term disability costs can be transferred back to employers. But by the time one gets to long term disability and the health costs associated with these claims, I would expect that the insurers are going to get “stuck” with these costs, because they would be outside the maximums allowed for experience rating. Of course, all of this depends on the particular experience rated policy,
    I have mostly been involved in the liability end of insurance. Liability suits to a significant extent relate to long term disability, because of the high costs associated with them, and the fact that they are not well covered by other insurance. A young person does not want to be permanently disabled, because then his family will need to take care of him, as well as themselves. This is why long term disability from either COVID or the vaccines is such a problem. 
    I would expect that health insurers would have as good information as any organization about which of these long term disability claims came from actual COVID illnesses and which ones came from vaccine injuries. But the number of these claims might be small enough that information would need to be put together for a number of insurers to see what is happening.
    Best,
    Gail Tverberg
    Please follow Gail - I do.

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  • Thu, Jan 06, 2022 - 3:23am

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    US Strength,

    Thanks for contacting Gail Tverberg and forwarding her response. It is too bad that she doesn't have her "insider information" any longer. I was hoping she could shed some light on vaxxination status of the dying. Since the CEO of OneAmerica is still requiring vaxxes for his employees, that information may be hidden from insurer's views - or the CEO drank too much Kool-aid already.

    Since the 40% increase in deaths is so far from normal (12 sigma event,) the smart money is to assume a return to normal - assuming the underlying situation hasn't changed. I wonder how much higher the deaths have to go before it gains traction with insurance companies? (Given the unlikelihood of a 12 sigma event, I'd think that would be sufficient to cause heads to get scratched.) Then again, if insurers can pass the cost back to employers, where's the motivation for them to assess risk for this instance?

    Grover

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  • Thu, Jan 06, 2022 - 8:19pm

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    Ivory Hecker & Lara Logan: "Fauci = Mengele" => Lara kicked off Fox

    Awesome interview - you need 1h 41m to see it all - but Lara is totally part of our crew.

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=y8FlgPPMbfo

    Right at the end [1:34:00] she says "We never used more than 10% of our capability in Afghanistan."  She was in Afghanistan before the US invaded in 2001.  She is one tough cookie.

    According to Lara - the outcome we saw - was clearly the outcome we wanted.  We could have used stealth drones to knock out every single vehicle the Taliban had.  Did we do this? No.

    This is just one example among many other truth bombs.    She talks about Fauci.  She likened him - on air - to Mengele.  That got her kicked off Fox.  (Of course, on-air talent on other networks were not punished as "anti-semitic" for calling Trump "Hitler."  Interesting narrative control.)

    The interview, I think, is worth seeing.  Lara's perspective comes at this from the standpoint of 35 years as a war reporter, and generally a really strong woman.

    She sees more or less what we see.  And her experience - 15 years on 60 minutes - is unparalleled.

    Anyhow: Ivory Hecker meets Lara Logan.

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