Yet another wave of viral illness is crashing on a health system already stretched to a breaking point by COVID-19 and, more recently, RSV.
Driving the news: The worst flu outbreak in more than a decade has left nearly every state with high or very high levels of flu activity, underscoring how pandemic precautions may have left us more vulnerable to seasonal respiratory diseases.
Yes, I too remember being told the flu was eradicated thanks to masks, or magic, or rerouting case designations, or something. Odd, right?
The $65 Trillion Hidden Global Debt Bomb: Paul J. Davies
Central banks have found ways to manage the demand for dollars during times of stress. The Federal Reserve has tools, such as swap lines and the FIMA Repo Facility, to help prevent markets from seizing up.
For researchers at the BIS, it’s the sheer scale of the swaps that’s worrying. They estimate that banks headquartered outside the US carry $39 trillion of this debt — more than double their on-balance sheet obligations and ten times their capital. Accounting conventions only require derivatives to be booked on a net basis, so the full extent of the cash involved isn’t recorded on a balance sheet.
“There is a staggering volume of off-balance sheet dollar debt that is partly hidden, and FX risk settlement remains stubbornly high,” said Borio, head of the monetary and economic department at the BIS.
What this means is that there is so much (this ain’t even 10% of it) fake, nonexistent funny money flying around, they can’t even account for it. But don’t worry! You’re on the hook for all this murderous fake usury! BTW, for those not ITK, BIS is considerably worse than RSV. LOL.
I wrote about this, and did a show, for the FP gang a while back. But, here is Patrick Armstrong’s three ways to identify and defeat WereWestern fake news misinformation. Pay special attention to No. 3. I might add a fourth: look at outside sources (while applying the same wariness in general).
As an example: the USSA’s Navy has evidently poisoned more Americans. Heard about that from CNN of FOX? No. And when you do, watch out.
Another example – and this has become routine – “Russian army on ‘precipice of collapse,’ say US generals…” Literally everything in that story is bullshit, as evidenced by: the fact they’ve been saying the same thing, without merit, since March; it all ignores strategic reality; it is from (I’m surprised they named them) a bunch of losers who have zero experience fighting or winning modern warfare, and; it only serves the propaganda interests of a dying satanic empire.
Hello and happy Wednesday. It’s another week for a weak column. Not finding any one issue to hone in on, I decided to rapid-fire through several. Here goes.
An Update On World War Three
It’s all over for Vladimir Putin and Russia. Russia has lost. The game changed. Moloch claims total victory. That is, if one reads and trusts the Hasbara tripe pushed by what passes for a media in the NATO-US world.
The headlines at the left-wing tabloid Sludge Report said it all yesterday: Russia on the Run! Turning Point in War! Putin Humiliated!
Previously, Sludge, MI6, and the NWO told us Russia was defeated mid-March, just after Putin nuked Chernobyl for the seventh time despite his having died four times from cancer. HIMARS highly effective, or something. Hey, look! My Pillow man! All the bullshit fit to digitize.
Ukrainian forces – numbering considerably less than one-million – swooped into a mostly-empty area smaller than Rhode Island where most of them met untimely ends. A few well-placed missile strikes temporarily took parts of Kharkiv down to Jackson, Mississippi levels of utility service – temporarily, and minus the violent crime and hopeless chaos, that is. It almost looks like a feint and a trap set by the MOD. But since idiot ‘Muricans will believe anything (except the truth), then yeah, total victory. When Russia eventually wins the whole ball of wax, one assumes the propagandists will definitively state the opposite and the dupes will believe it. Tiresome.
Elsewhere, China continues the unrestricted game. The Middle East is alarmingly quiet. The midgets next to the Caspian squabble again. And, Georgia considers a plebiscite for action against Russia, which would easily become a pleb-i-cide. In the USSA, the DOD is prepared to fight a two-front war: against heteronormative cis-patriarchy on the one limp wrist, and SNAP for food insecurity on the other. But Marshall sent ND packing, so—
2 + 2 = their write they’re…
In the “nation’s” crapital, reeding and maff pofishenty finally reached Detroit levels! Many, many thanks to the Corona Hoax. Way back in 2019, if one can remember such ancient times, one out of every hundred “students” in DC “schools” could read. Roughly one in a thousand could add. This year, it was discovered that only one child in the system was mildly intelligent. That child, a young Asian girl, was lured into a bathroom by a trans jogger, blessed with diversity, and disabused of any academic inclinations. Amen, and awoman.
The Wall of Separation
America was, as recently as fifty years ago, a ninety-plus percent Christian country. A few, just a few, just a very, very few, little things … have … changed… Based on recent surveying, Pew estimates what’s left of America will be majority atheist or NOT-Christian in less than another fifty years. And that may be an overly-optimistic timeline. And it may be a lucky outcome, given that satandom is rising about as fast as Christendom is falling. It’s almost like … hey! Did you know App State also “Marshalled” somebody?!
She is the Russians of Swing!
Good news! Great news! By far, the best news in this pitiful excuse of a column! If you were waiting on “Gamazda” to cover Dire Straits, then wait no longer!
The Shrinking of the Old Guard
Bad news. He was the lawyer’s lawyer and the judge’s judge. He was a rarity, being in but not of the system. He, to the end, believed in the grandeur and the integrity of the Old Republic – whether it really lived or not.
The humble, wise, and kind Ken Starr died on Tuesday.
I first met Mr. Starr in Washington in the fall of 2001. And I ran into him and his lovely Alice multiple times during the next few years. (Somewhere, I have some photos from an ancient Fed-Soc function or three). He was everything any of the decent accolades this week say he was. And more. He was a good man, our man, and we are rapidly running out of his kind. The leadership of the younger generations, if any, must look to his poise, dedication, and sincerity if they are ever to be effective. He will be sorely missed.
Today, some of the biggest, brightest sites in the truth-o-sphere are errored out. This is likely the result of cyber-warfare waged by the desperate forces of globohomo as they lose WW3. Or, excuse me, this could be a celebratory silencing of the truth following the Ukies’ great “success” in recreating the Battle of the Bulge.
All should be back to “normal” soon. Stand by and firm.
UPDATES: the attacks appear to have been defeated.
…by a rooftop gunman, then just wait until it’s M-84s instead of 9 or 5.56mm.
I tried to look at some pictures from Highland Park, but I couldn’t get by all the Imperial Yankee, Ukra-Nazi, and sodomy flags (although they do go well together, I suppose). Also, the march in Boston was OBVIOUSLY the FBI. What is it, Amerika? Fag flag or false flag? Damn.
Anyway, all of this excitement is the perfect intro to or foreshadowing for my exciting PPN episode today. LISTEN HERE!
This, all of this, is why I no longer attend public functions and gatherings, and why I strongly encourage people to GET OUT OF THE CITIES!
HP UPDATE: Awake the Rapper?? KIA? Toy Soldier? If they have the right suspect, this is ridiculously strange.