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    • Mon, May 10, 2021 - 09:11am

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      Chris Martenson

      Chris Martenson

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      No More Fact-Free Assertions Allowed

    Intheor – some people add to the conversation, and some subtract.

    You are a net negative for a variety of reasons, the largest being you don’t respond to people’s legitimate requests for you to provide the factual basis for your assertions.

    Definition time:

    Assertion: a claim simply stated without any accompanying data to evaluate.

    Assessment: An opinion formed on facts which are easily identified and usually accompany the assessment.

    Your assertions are tedious because of their repetitious nature and the complete lack of any accompanying data despite being asked repeatedly to provide such.  It’s really not that hard to do, and it’s a legitimate request for you to try and conform to this culture and it’s norms.

    Kind of like being asked at my gun club to not muzzle people with your firearm.  A very reasonable request that if violated more than once results in immediate and quite justified expulsion.

    So this is your last chance.

    But will the medicines stop the pandemic from advancing? GOOD QUESTION.  THERE’s ACTUAL DATA OUT THERE ON THIS SUBJECT.  BRING IT.

    Mutating? DITTO.

    Creating new versions of itself? DITTO.

    No. ASSERTION

    It will allow the bio-weapon that covid19 is ASSERTION ,to do just what  it was designed to do. ASSERTION

    Weaken the country,through division,and stick around a LONG,time. ASSERTIONASSERTIONASSERTION

    You can either provide the data and back up your assertions here or you will be blocked as being a net drain on this site.

    Have a good day.

     

    • Wed, May 05, 2021 - 09:26am

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      Chris Martenson

      Chris Martenson

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      Difficulty canceling Peak Prosperity membership

    GatorJim,

    Sorry about your experience, I’ll take care of you personally.

    In this transition period I don’t yet have those [email protected] emails routing to me, nor do I have control over customer service.

    But I will soon.  I fully intend to be back in the saddle quite shortly and will have these sorts of things all worked out and running like a Swiss clock…

    Thank you for your patience.

    Chris M.

    • Mon, Apr 26, 2021 - 06:49pm

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      Chris Martenson

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      Re: My Final Thoughts on the Investors

    There are no pledges that the future will be different.

    Will, that’s not accurate.  I said that I will be the sole operator of Peak Prosperity going forward.  I pledged that I will not take on any new partners.

    Anything that happens going forward is on my shoulders and I will take full responsibility.

    There will be changes coming, lots of changes.  Some you might like, some not, but that’s not up to me.  I’ll just keep being me.  However the world is shifting rapidly.  That means how this place operates will need to adapt.

    Again, some will understand and like the new changes, and some won’t.

    That’s really all I can say at present.  And, yes, some things will be left as ‘water under the bridge.’  Sometimes that’s how things unfold.

    • Fri, Apr 23, 2021 - 05:41am

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      Chris Martenson

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      RE: Have Patience (Returning Soon!)

    VTGothic has it exactly right.  There continue to be negotiations in the background.

    While those are being conducted I am busy rebuilding the core team that will help me run the site through the next few months, and possibly/hopefully even more hires after a ‘stabilization’ period.

    I can provide this hint; the candidates who have applied to the posted positions have been off the charts amazing people making the selection decisions agonizing – I wish I could hire them all!

    I am going to invest in Peak Prosperity by investing in people.  I have really high hopes for what we’re going to be able to achieve.

    That said, another foreshadowing, I am dismayed by the censorship on display in the western world and its many gleeful supporters who seem not to have read any history while also lacking any appreciation for the principle of cause-and-effect.

    Sure, NYC, go ahead and jack up taxes on your wealthiest when they can simply up and move to a less abusive state.   As always, we should remember to break out our tiny sympathy violins next year when the various state and local governments face a confusing (to them) shortfall in tax receipts.  Totally unpredictable! /s

    Or maybe shame/silence any and all conversations about topics that are deemed ‘inappropriate’ under the magical fantasy that somehow those ideas will vanish (instead of going subterranean where they will exert far more power from the shadows).

    Truly weird times.

    All of which is to say that I/we are going to have to be far more circumspect in how we go about talking about things.  Some conversations will have to move behind various walls to allow them to occur without attracting those many gleeful enforcers of repression who have been handed a cultural license to disrupt and censor.

    But make no mistake, I am not backing down here.  The fight is for our very future, our dignity and integrity, and quite possibly the survival of humans on this planet.

    First, however, I have to get our ducks in a row…(whatever that means, I should look up where that saying comes from…)

    *Checks internet*

    Huh.  Turns out nobody really knows:

    “To have one’s ducks in a row” implies preparedness and efficiency. An attorney may “have his or her ducks in a row” by deliberately putting together evidence and witnesses for a case. A chef may “have his or her ducks in a row” by carefully preparing ingredients and adding them to a dish in a specific order.

    Until recently, it was thought that the phrase originated in the 1970s, notably in Stephen King’s novel The Stand, published in 1978, where King used the phrase, “line up one’s ducks.” It was later found in a 1932 edition of the Washington Post. And the earliest known reference is from a November 1889 issue of The Plaindealer.

    For some, the phrase conjures an image of bowling pins neatly aligned at the end of a bowling alley. In the early 1900s, bowling pins were much shorter and fatter than the ones we know today and were often called “ducks” due to their water-fowl like appearance. These were also the days before automatic resetting machines so the pins had to be manually reset in neat rows between rounds. Having “one’s ducks in a row” meant the bowler was ready to send the next ball down the alley.

    Others speculate that the idiom comes from pool. When a ball is lined up directly in front of a pocket it is called a “duck” or “sitting duck.” A pool player with “one’s ducks in a row” has all easy shots with balls lined up in front of the pockets, and hopefully also an easy victory.

    The phrase could also come from the popular carnival game in which players shoot at metal ducks for a prize. Likewise, in the sport of hunting duck, “having one’s ducks in a row” means the skilled huntsman was able to take out multiple birds with one shot.

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    • Wed, Apr 14, 2021 - 06:40pm

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      Chris Martenson

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      “We’re gonna need more Ivermectin”

    My sincere wish — Are You Listening, Chris? — is for our stalwart Information Scout to be back on the job.  As soon as possible.  Please.  Seriously. We need you.

    I seriously doubt if I’m the only member who feels this way.
    Chris ??  Hello ???

    — Chuck

    Soon Chuck, soon.

    That’s all I can say at present.  I’m working almost feverishly behind the scenes managing a lot of details required to resume full operational control.  I know a web business looks easy from the outside, but it’s a full business like any other with plenty of moving parts.

    Good news is some really incredible people tossed their hats into the employment ring and I feel really good about getting the support and help we need to really propel PP into new territory (and free up my time to get back to what I love doing most of all – scouting!).

    It’d be nice to get Peter Turchin on for a talk.

    SKelso – yeah, I’d like to get him on.  I love the whole body of work of his which summarizes to “elites gonna elite” which means they all believe they should be on top and when there aren’t enough top slots for the number of self-important elites, well that’s when things go downhill.

    Which is right where we are.

    • Fri, Apr 02, 2021 - 08:28am

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      Chris Martenson

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      The Investors – Chris Martenson Message [Important]

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    • Fri, Apr 02, 2021 - 08:28am

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      Chris Martenson

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      The Investors – Chris Martenson Message [Important]

    VTGothic said:

    These things take time, and lots of lawyer fees, and more nit-picky jawboning than most of us ever have to experienced (thank God). I remain optimistic, if increasingly dismayed at the delay. But I might also delay my renewal, due up in just a few days.

    I sincerely apologize for the lack of clear and consistent communication, which you know is something I always prefer.

    However, VTGothic has (again) gotten it just right.  Sometimes things just take time, and are complicated, and this is one of those times.

    Because of the number of parties (and lawyers…and sensitivities) involved, I have had to remain mute behind the scenes.  My absence/silence has been due to those sensitivities and out of an abundance of caution that I felt was necessary to assure the best chance of a positive outcome.

    That outcome is now in sight.

    Again, there are no bad actors here.  Instead there was a deal that made a lot of sense pre-Covid that didn’t align nearly as well afterwards.  Best laid plans and all of that.

    I am very confident that everyone here expressing concern will be thrilled with the outcome which we need just a little bit more time to accomplish.  While I don’t know the exact timing, my expectation is that it will all be complete within weeks.

    Thank you again(!) for your support, concern and contributions.

    • Sat, Mar 20, 2021 - 07:01pm

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      Chris Martenson

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      where the hell is chris?

    Good news everyone!

    A deal has just been struck whereby I will assume full possession and sole control of the company that houses Peak Prosperity and all of its property and assets.

    Once the details are all legally executed, I will be completely free to post and explore any content I choose.

    I’ve been absolutely uplifted by the support for me personally and the love for this community that has been on display over these past weeks and months.   We truly have something special here.  It’s worth both preserving and enhancing.

    I wish to make it clear that there were no bad actors here.  Legitimate and perfectly reasonable differences in risk tolerance and content can exist as they did here.  We entered a deal with the best of intentions that would afford us the chance to reach many more people with the important messages of Peak Prosperity.  Then the world changed.  Covid happened.  New risks emerged as did new fields of content and personal and professional strategies and interests diverged.

    To make a long story short, everything has been resolved amicably.  I am safe, and happy, and energized.  I have many really big, really exciting ideas about “where next?” and I really can’t wait to share and explore them with you.

    This short message is by no means the full story, of course. There will be a more complete announcement coming in due course that will lay out a lot more of the exciting future ahead.

    Thanks again for your support (and sometimes concern)!  I love you all, and all of this has taught me just how lucky I really am.

    With gratitude, your faithful information scout,

    Chris Martenson

    • Sat, Mar 20, 2021 - 07:00pm

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      Chris Martenson

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      Message From Chris Martenson

    Good news everyone!

    A deal has just been struck whereby I will assume full possession and sole control of the company that houses Peak Prosperity and all of its property and assets.

    Once the details are all legally executed, I will be completely free to post and explore any content I choose.

    I’ve been absolutely uplifted by the support for me personally and the love for this community that has been on display over these past weeks and months.   We truly have something special here.  It’s worth both preserving and enhancing.

    I wish to make it clear that there were no bad actors here.  Legitimate and perfectly reasonable differences in risk tolerance and content can exist as they did here.  We entered a deal with the best of intentions that would afford us the chance to reach many more people with the important messages of Peak Prosperity.  Then the world changed.  Covid happened.  New risks emerged as did new fields of content and personal and professional strategies and interests diverged.

    To make a long story short, everything has been resolved amicably.  I am safe, and happy, and energized.  I have many really big, really exciting ideas about “where next?” and I really can’t wait to share and explore them with you.

    This short message is by no means the full story, of course. There will be a more complete announcement coming in due course that will lay out a lot more of the exciting future ahead.

    Thanks again for your support (and sometimes concern)!  I love you all, and all of this has taught me just how lucky I really am.

    With gratitude, your faithful information scout,

    Chris Martenson

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