Elite media outlets around the world are on red alert over the world’s first-ever global outbreak of Monkeypox in mid-May 2022—just one year after an international biosecurity conference in Munich held a simulation of a “global pandemic involving an unusual strain of Monkeypox” beginning in mid-May 2022.
Monkeypox was first identified in 1958, but there’s never been a global Monkeypox outbreak outside of Africa until now—in the exact week of the exact month predicted by the biosecurity folks in their pandemic simulation.link
On Sunday, the foreign policy blogs were abuzz with the news that Scott Ritter had done “an about-face in his assessment of the war”. It appears that the ex-Marine had examined recent developments in Ukraine and concluded that it’s going to be much harder for Russia to win than he had originally thought..
Naturally, the news of Ritter’s reversal sent shockwaves across the internet, especially among the people who follow events in Ukraine closely and who greatly admire his even-handed analysis. Some of these people clearly felt betrayed by Ritter’s comments and blasted him as a “concern troll” which refers to a person who feigns sympathy while actually feeling the opposite. This is a terrible way to treat a guy who’s devoted so much of his time to informing people about an issue of which they might know very little without his research. Besides, Ritter is no hypocrite. Quite the contrary.link
…IMHO, Scott Ritter is gradually adjusting to the idea that the conflict in Ukraine is not a just regional skirmish between two quarrelsome neighbors, nor is it a proxy-war between NATO and Russia. No. Ukraine is the first phase of a broader plan for crushing Russia, collapsing its economy, removing its leaders, seizing its natural resources, splintering its territory, and projecting US power across Central Asia to the Pacific Rim. Ukraine is about hegemony, empire, and pure, unalloyed power. Most important, Ukraine is the first battle in a Third World War, a war that was concocted and launched by Washington to ensure another unchallenged century of American primacy.link
Appearing on Face the Nation (FtN) Goldman Sachs CEO Lloyd Blankfein discussed his views and perspectives on the economy overall and U.S. inflation specifically. Undoubtedly Blankfein has access to resources and analysis far beyond CTH scope; however, despite a statistically factual contracting GDP, Blankfein is claiming to see overall demand side inflation remaining in the macro economy.
Perhaps that view might still be true domestically on the service side (it certainly isn’t on the trade side), but demand driven inflation does not appear visible on the goods side of the economic ledger. What is clearly present as the price driver is “production side inflation,” the costs to create goods and bring them to market. If you look at economic activity in units instead of dollars, the units are contracting.
The demand for goods is now focused almost entirely on priority or essential purchases like housing, energy, fuel and food. The price for those essential products is driven by production costs, which are a direct outcome of the energy policy, environmental policy, regulatory policy, and to a lesser extent trade policy, of the Biden administration. Blankfein is pretending not to know things…link
At 11:20 a question is posed that elicits an answer that resolves what had seemed to me to be a contradiction between what Ethical Skeptic says about Omicron and what Vanden Bossche is saying. If you have wondered about this, Vanden Bossche answers in a way that no contradiction remains. Basically, he says mass vaccination is not causing or forcing mutations but allowing variants of the virus that already exist to become prominent because they have the ability to evade the vaccine antibodies. Before mass vaccines, these variants may have been obscure and hardly noticed. After mass vaccines they become prominent and eventually dominate due to their ability evade vaccine antibodies. Thus, Omicron may have existed for years but remained weak and/or did not spread widely. When it encountered vaccine induced antibodies, it was able to thrive while other variants (Delta) could not transmit as well. My understanding is over 150 variants of covid exist in the world today. ABN
“I SERIOUSLY expect that a series of new highly virulent and highly infectious SARS-CoV-2 (SC-2) variants will now rapidly and independently emerge in highly vaccinated countries all over the world and that they will soon spread at high pace. I expect the current pattern of repetitive infections and relatively mild disease in vaccinees to soon aggravate and be replaced by severe disease and death. Unfortunately, there is no way vaccinees can rely on assistance from their innate immune system to protect against coronaviruses as their relevant innate IgM antibodies are increasingly being outcompeted by infection-enhancing vaccinal Abs, which are continuously recalled due to the circulation of highly infectious Omicron variants. In contrast, Omicron’s high infectiousness would enable the non-vaccinated to train their innate immune defense against SC-2 while the infectious and pathogenic capacity of the new SC-2 variants would be debilitated in the non-vaccinated for lack of infection-enhancing Abs in their blood. Unless…”link
1/ Regarding Klaus Schwab and the WEF: Schwab—along with his associates at the WEF—is not so much an evil genius manipulating the levers of power from a smoke-filled resort room in Davos.
2/ He is more like a cartoonish mascot, a garish distillation and personification of a widely shared ideology and an ambitious agenda embraced by many corporate, tech, finance, and political power brokers with globalist pretentions.
3/ That these elite power brokers’ institutions and interests often interlock, that they meet regularly in Davos, a resort in the Swiss Aps, to plan and coordinate their efforts, should come as no surprise.
4/ And they are far from alone: many who don’t get invited to the Davos party have their own role to play, and dutifully take their cues from their cultural overlords.
5/5 For their part, universities and their administrators, along with scores of media talking heads, readily and willingly serve among the ranks of what Lenin (rather indelicately) called “useful idiots” for advancing this agenda.
The globalist agenda reeks of anti-Western policy, including escalating war in Europe, backfiring Russia sanctions, vaccine mandates, the high probability that covid will become more lethal, ruination of US and European economies, and more. So who is at the top of the pile? I agree it’s not Klaus. It can’t be senile Biden. I doubt the old-money European elite is behind all of this. They surely are party to it, possibly by now “willing” onlookers who have no other choice. How is China involved? The Shanghai lockdowns are sheer political theater having nothing to do with covid. Why does the West ignore this? Why is the West escalating war in Europe? Why did they provoke it in the first place? When the dust settles after many crashes—economic, military, covid mortality, systemic due to the former three—who will be on top? Who will gather what’s left and “lead” this despoiled world? ABN
The core message is somewhat simple. The vaccines ruin the immune system for covid. They not only ruin it, they cause the vaccinated immune system to help the virus. This is why Omicron is so infectious. So far, Omicron is highly infectious but not very deadly. This is not good news because evolution does not stop. The virus is continuing to evolve. Therefore, it is inevitable that the virus will become more deadly because that is what viruses do; they evolve to exploit new avenues of replication. Since vaccinees’ immune systems have been made incapable of killing the virus, many of them will become seriously ill and die. How many, no one knows because there has never been a mass vaccination experiment like the one we are running now. The only hope for lessening the deadly impact of new viral variants is stop mass vaccinations immediately while also immediately start dispensing antiviral therapeutics such as ivermectin, HCQ, maybe Paxlovid, etc. ABN
…In conclusion, poor neutralizing capacity of anti-S Abs in vaccinees not only enhances their susceptibility to breakthrough infection with Omicron but is also suspicious of delaying viral clearance, thereby promoting prolonged viral shedding and potentially predisposing vaccinees to long-haul Covid while causing them to exert sustained immune pressure on viral virulence . The likelihood of breakthrough infections in C-19 vaccinees will even further increase upon their re-vaccination with an updated S(Omicron)-based C-19 vaccine during the pandemic. This is because re-vaccination will boost the infection-enhancing anti-S Abs and thereby further increase the susceptibility of vaccinees to breakthrough infection. This will result in an even higher capacity of the ACE2 receptor to outcompete broadly neutralizing anti-S(Omicron) Abs for binding to the S-RBM.link
The French news agency AFP has published a report by Daphne Rousseau from near the Ukrainian frontline. It allows us to gain some realistic view of the state of the Ukrainian armed forces.
Here is a current map of the frontline. Kiev is in the upper left corner.link
Consider this map of a possible future Ukraine, and let's take on the point of view of Putin, the Kremlin and Russia.
What would be Russia’s preferred outcome? What would they like to see three years from now?
Obviously, Russia wants to annex east and southern Ukraine, as per the map—and they will.
When they announced that residents of Kherson would be obliged to use rubles for their commerce, that’s as clear a signal as any as to their true long-term intentions: Full annexation.
The Russians will want a compliant, pacified rump-Ukraine.Continue reading “Gonzalo Lira speculative analysis of Ukraine outcome”
The Ukraine’s de facto propaganda minister, Oleksiy Arestovich, has threatened an invasion of Transnistria, the Russian-protected, Slavic-majority, longtime (since 1991) “breakaway” part of Moldova.
In line with that, some goons—possibly the Ukrainian Defense Ministry’s psychological operations branch—have been spreading “We will liberate Transnitria” digital propaganda posters in Ukrainian and Romanian.
Over this past week, “unknown” attackers launched three bazooka rounds at Transnistria’s State Security Ministry in Tiraspol; two Transnistrian towers for the rebroadcast of Russian radio were blown up by saboteurs; Ukrainian drones violated Transnistrian airspace; and, shots were fired across the border from the Ukraine in the vicinity of a major Transnistrian munitions depot (more on this location, below.)
Russia has between 1000 and 1500 soldiers in Transnistria. Together with local Transnistrian forces (5000 regulars and many times that in reserves, in addition to police who likely have access to some heavier weapons), they should be able to hold off a total conquest by third-rate Ukrainian forces in the region.link
…The only way Twitter, with 217 million users, could exist as a viable platform is if they had access to tech systems of incredible scale and performance, and those systems were essentially free or very cheap. The only entity that could possibly provide that level of capacity and scale is the United States Government – combined with a bottomless bank account. A public-private partnership.
If my hunch is correct, Elon Musk is poised to expose the well-kept secret that most social media platforms are operating on U.S. government tech infrastructure and indirect subsidy. Let that sink in.
The U.S. technology system, the assembled massive system of connected databases and server networks, is the operating infrastructure that offsets the cost of Twitter to run their own servers and database. The backbone of Twitter is the United States government.link
This video presents a very dubious theory that covid is not caused by a virus but rather by snake venom added to drinking water. I posted it because readers may find it interesting. ABN