New Covid Guidelines: “Stay Away from your Loved Ones”

February 12, 2021
Bahia Beach, Puerto RicoAre you ready for this week’s absurdity? Here’s our Friday roll-up of the most ridiculous stories from around the world that are threats to your liberty, risks to your prosperity… and on occasion, inspiring poetic justice.California Public Health Department: “Stay Away from your Loved Ones”“Love means staying away,” according to the California Department of Public Health.The agency is using taxpayer funds to run ads with the tagline “Moms advice: Send flowers. Write a card. Stay away and protect your loved ones this Valentine’s Day.”They even coined a new hashtag: #LoveMeansStayingAway.And the ad campaign wouldn’t be complete without pictures of mom’s sharing photos of themselves with the hashtag written on their masks.Abandoning your loved ones is heroic.Shame. Guilt. Obey.Click here to see the propaganda.White People Not Qualified to be Foster ParentsA Montreal foster agency has told a white couple that they were not eligible to foster a child because the office is ‘saturated with Caucasian families.’The Canadian couple applied and were accepted by their local foster agency. But when their file was transferred to another region with more children who needed homes, they were told:‘[W]e are so saturated with Caucasian families that we have no need to look further for them in other boroughs. What we really need are black families and hispanic families. We don’t need Caucasian families.’So there are plenty of kids in need. But the families who want to take them in are being denied for having the wrong skin color.How noble of them. Clearly this foster agency is putting the children first.Click here to read the full story.Disney excommunicates heretical un-woke actressGina Carano, a mixed martial artist who became an actress in the popular Disney+ series “The Mandalorian” was fired from the show this week because of her “abhorrent and unacceptable” social media posts.So you’re probably wondering— what qualifies as abhorrent and unacceptable?It started last year when she posted humorous meme saying “Democratic government leaders now recommend we all wear blindfolds along with masks so we can’t see what’s really going on.”This was blasted by the media as “mask misinformation.”She further committed heresy by posting a photo of a man in a crowd of Nazis who was the lone person not giving the Nazi salute. The Twitter mob then inundated her with demands to declare her allegiance to the cause by saying that ‘All Cops Are Bastards’, which she refused to do, so she was branded a “bootlicking racist.”She also posted a picture of someone wearing multiple masks with a caption, “Meanwhile in California…”Additionally, she posted a message saying “Jeff Epstein didn’t kill himself,” which is also heresy because it doesn’t conform to the official narrative.And most recently she drew comparisons to how the Nazi government encouraged people to hate Jews… then wondered how that’s different from fomenting hate over someone’s political views.This was the last straw, and so she was summarily dumped by Disney for “denigrating people based on their culture and religious identities.”Pretty remarkable considering the only culture she denigrated is the culture of extreme intolerance and hypersensitivity that dominates the woke Twitter mob.Click here to read the full story.Grocery Stores Close After California “Hero Pay” OrdinanceLong Beach, California already mandates a $14 minimum wage.But the town wanted to reward essential workers who braved the Covid pandemic to serve customers. So it forced all retailers that employ more than 300 workers nationwide to pay an extra $4 per hour to all essential employees.Faced with the prospect of shelling out a minimum of $18 an hour to all employees, the supermarket chain Kroger announced it would close two grocery stores in Long Beach.Looks like those hero workers are now out of a job, not to mention all the consumers with fewer food stores available.In other TOTALLY UNRELATED news, Kroger is launching a pilot program for entirely self-checkout stores— no employees required.Kroger owns about 2,800 stores in 35 states. As calls mount for a nationwide $15 minimum wage, this is obviously only the beginning.Click here to read the full story.
To your freedom……………………………
Simon Black,
Founder, SovereignMan.com

One million COVID-19 vaccines sent to South Africa WILL NOT go into people’s arms

By ljdevon // 2021-02-09

South African health authorities cannot approve the AstraZeneca/Oxford COVID-19 vaccine in good conscience. The trial data was lacking conclusive evidence to justify the vaccine’s necessity. The vaccine offers minimal protection against mild and moderate infection caused by SARS-CoV-2, better known as the Fauci Virus. There is no guarantee that the protection lasts or whether the vaccine poses more risk to the individual after a comprehensive risk assessment is observed. The Serum Institute of India had already delivered one million doses of the new vaccine to the South African healthcare workers, but as of February 2021, these shots WILL NOT go into people’s arms because the vaccine has proven to be a useless fraud.

AstraZeneca vaccine turns out to be a fraud, as its necessity is called into question

“The AstraZeneca vaccine will remain with us … up until the scientists give us clear indications as to what we need to do,” said Health Minister Zweli Mkhize, who rejected the shot. The AstraZeneca/Oxford vaccine has been rejected in South Africa and around the world. Germany’s Standing Vaccination Commission found that the COVID-19 vaccine is only 8 percent effective for people over age 65. Switzerland dumped the vaccine due to lack of data on its safety and effectiveness. Swissmedic, Switzerland’s authority for medicines and medical devices, concluded that the available data “does not point to a positive decision regarding benefits and risks.” Other vaccine makers, such as Pfizer and Moderna, have relied on corrupt and flawed study designs on COVID-19 diagnosis to inflate their vaccine’s efficacy. This medical fraud has helped propel mRNA experimental injections past regulatory oversight, despite clinical trials showing that moderate and severe side effects are common with this new technology. The Pfizer-BioNTech and Moderna vaccines store instructions in single-stranded RNA to command human cells to produce spike proteins, the infectious feature of the coronavirus. The Oxford/AstraZeneca vaccine, on the other hand, encodes these cell-manipulating messages in double-stranded DNA and uses a modified version of a chimpanzee adenovirus to get the messages into the human cells.

Vaccines aren’t 100 percent safe and effective, and many aren’t even necessary

For years, health authorities around the world postulated that vaccines were 100 percent safe and effective, that the science was settled and undisputed. With the rollout of experimental COVID-19 inoculations, health authorities are being humbled and humiliated. Not only are vaccine makers committing fraud in the vaccine study designs, but the final product of COVID-19 vaccination is mired with critical errors that cost people their lives. Trying to showcase the vaccines to the public, health authorities have unintentionally broadcast to the public some of the most awful failures of vaccination. While most of these allergic reactions have been scrubbed from social media and omitted from mainstream media networks, the documented reality of vaccine injury is real, unrelenting and stoic — haunting a corrupt industry that has lied to the public for decades. For over thirty years, the Department of Health and Human Services has failed to perform safety studies every two years on the current vaccine schedule, violating their responsibility under the 1986 National Childhood Vaccination Injury Act. The COVID-19 experimental vaccines are receiving even less scientific scrutiny, as the U.S. FDA and other regulatory agencies around the world approve the inoculations for emergency use while indemnifying vaccine makers from legal accountability when their products harm individuals. The most concerning issue currently facing the world is the loss of human rights when it comes to making personal medical decisions. According to the UK, COVID-19 vaccinations offer no protection, but they are being considered mandatory for travel. If this coercion is accepted, then life-threatening vaccine injury could be forced upon people all around the world, and unnecessary and unscientific inoculations like the AstraZeneca/Oxford cocktail could be pushed into people, with no regard for human life.

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Move over Bill Cosby. Here come the Covid Criminals

February 10, 2021
Bahia Beach, Puerto RicoEarlier this week, the right honorable politicians of the United Kingdom rolled out strict new Covid travel rules.
Bear in mind that the UK already has some of the strictest Covid rules in the world right now. People must stay at home and only go out if they have a “reasonable excuse”.
Anyone who attends a gathering of more than 15 people faces steep fines of 800 pounds (about USD $1,100), and anyone who organizes said gathering faces a fine of 10,000 pounds.
All ‘non-essential’ businesses are closed. And, just like incarcerated felons, Brits are allowed to exercise outside once per day.
Now, those rules have been in place already for the past few weeks. But on Monday, the government established harsh rules for travelers.
Effective immediately, anyone who arrives to the UK from the so-called “red list” of countries, (including all of South America, Panama, most of southern Africa, the United Arab Emirates, Portugal, etc.) must purchase a quarantine package that costs around $2,400 per person.
The rules require that travelers from the red list quarantine in government approved hotels (not at home), and the package includes accommodation, testing, etc.
As a further measure, the new rules also threaten fines and imprisonment of up to TEN YEARS if anyone is found lying about their travel history in order to avoid the quarantine package.
You read that correctly. Ten years in prison.
The British government, naturally, has defended the severity of these penalties, with the Health Secretary stating, “I make no apologies for the strength of these measures. . . People who flout these rules are putting us all at risk.”
This is typical, small-minded thinking of the scare class.
They believe that Covid is such a terrible scourge that no measure is too harsh, no liberty is off limits. And anyone who isn’t sufficiently terrified is a threat to public health and national security.
This is the same fanatical logic that caused the wholesale dismantling of our freedoms after 9/11. Terrorism was the terrible scourge twenty years ago, and, similarly, no measure was too harsh, and no liberty off limits, to protect us from it.
Reason has been completely abandoned. Even very prominent voices call anyone who disagrees with them a “murderer”.
In late December, for example, one outspoken British medical researcher told BBC Radio that people who don’t socially distance and wear masks “have blood on their hands.”
But what about all the people who have died or been severely injured BECAUSE of the Covid measures?
What about the dramatic increase in suicides, alcoholism, and domestic abuse?
What about the alarming rise in self-harm among children?
What about the untold numbers of people who don’t realize they have unchecked cancer growing inside of them, because they’ve been scared away from having routine mammograms, pap smears, colonoscopies, etc. that would have caught a malignant tumor early?
It seems to me that these Covid rulemakers… and the house cats who cheer them on… have blood on THEIR hands.
Not to mention– threatening someone with ten years in prison for lying about their travel history seems completely absurd, especially when compared to other sentencing guidelines.
It turns out, for example, that according to section 61(2)(a) of the Sexual Offences Act of 2003, administering drugs to someone in order to engage in unwanted sexual intercourse (e.g. Bill Cosby) can carry a lesser sentence than the new Covid rules.
In fact I’ve taken the liberty to provide a partial list of other crimes in the UK that carry an equal or lesser sentence than lying about your travel history:
– Sexual Assault: 10 years [Section 3(4)(b) of the Sexual Offences Act of 2003]
– Racially-motivated assault: 2 years [Section 29, Crime and Disorder Act of 1998]– Child Abduction: 7 years [Section 4, Child Abduction Act of 1984]– Sexual Activity with a Child: 5 years [Section 16, Sexual Offences Act of 2003]– Intent to injure her Majesty the Queen: 7 years [Section 3, Treason Act of 1842]– Possession of child pornography: 3 years [Section 66, Coroners and Justice Act of 2009]– Causing death by careless driving: 5 years [Section 20, Road Safety Act of 2006]So, in summary, rapists, traitors, violent white supremacists, murderers, and pedophiles, can receive lighter sentences for their crimes than someone who lies about having been to Portugal.
This is what constitutes good governance in 2021.
To your freedom…………………………
Simon Black,
Founder, SovereignMan.com

The Pandemic Planners: Conversations in the Dark

by Jon Rappoport

A SIGN LIGHTS UP: JULY 10, 2019.
Do we have a launch date set for the pandemic?
Looks like December of 2019, or January 2020.
I’m still confused about the virus.
There is no virus.
Why not?
If our people could actually create one—highly doubtful—they would have no idea what it would do. All viruses mutate rapidly. You never end up with what you started with. But selling A STORY ABOUT A VIRUS—that’s a winner. That’s all we need.
How do we sell it? Won’t people catch on right away?
Are you kidding? Our people will develop a diagnostic test for the virus. How they build that test determines the outcome. It’ll register positive much of the time, along with some negatives. And here’s the important point: the technical details involved in constructing the PCR test are very dense. Even many professionals don’t understand them. It’s like speaking Icelandic to a South American tribe in the rain forest. Don’t worry, we’ll get away with it.
And the lockdowns? The quarantines?
They’ll come, trust me. The Chinese will start the ball rolling. They have the force to pull it off. They’ll lock down a few cities right away. Wuhan, for example. Maybe 60 million people. Overnight. It’ll be a startling development. The UN and the WHO will climb on board quickly and praise China for its handling of the crisis. China will become THE MODEL for the rest of the world. Other countries will follow suit.
Who is going to step forward in the West? Italy?
Yes. They’re next in line for big lockdowns. The Chinese regime has enormous clout with the Italian government. So Italy will become the first beachhead in the attack on the West.
America is the key. If they join the club, we’re in. How do we convince Trump to play along?
He’ll cave. We’ll feed him a computer projection of deaths in America. Something huge, like two million. Trump isn’t good with details. He’ll buy in.
But the lockdowns will decimate the US economy. Trump’s whole presidency rests on economic success.
He’ll give in to Fauci and Gates.
Why?
Because he doesn’t have the stomach for this battle. He won’t go up against the medical experts. He’s bold in some respects, but on this issue, he’s a wobbler. That’s our calculation.
The news media are ready?
With wall to wall messaging, 24/7. PANDEMIC. Cases. Deaths. There are no dissenters among them. We’ve got that all sewed up. Medical experts pontificating on-air. Fear.
I’m nervous about this. Will it really sell? I mean, how can they construct a PCR test if they don’t have a virus, if there is no virus?
It’s easy, trust me. We’ve done it before. Anyway, your part of the operation comes after the lockdowns. You’ve made a few hundred million doing business with China. You’ll be able to make a few BILLION soon, buying up distressed properties after the lockdowns gain traction.
I’m going to bankroll social justice movements. You know, protests, riots, burning, looting, assault, in major cities across America. It’s a terrific issue, and it’ll be a major distraction from the lockdowns.
I know all about that. I’m copied in on every aspect of the operation. Just make sure all those riots are focused on racism and police brutality. We don’t want any leakage about inner city gangs and drug cartels and banks.
No problem. The gangs distribute drugs for the cartels, the cartels wash their money through banks. It’s a tight fit. Nobody is going to prosecute the gangs as continuing criminal enterprises. That’s off the table completely. The protests will have no mention of gangs as a problem. We’ve got the foot soldiers all sewed up. Hell, some of them ARE gang members. Are you sure the 2020 presidential election is in the bag?
Absolutely. Trump has no chance. By the time we’re through with him, he’ll be persona non grata. Biden is our man. We need someone with SEVERE cognitive deficits in the Oval Office. Only a completely dimwit, mentally speaking, would sign some of the orders we’re going to put in front of him. Harris is being prepped to step in if Biden has to resign for health reasons. She knows enough of the score. She won’t try to go off on her own. Give her a whiff of the presidency and she’ll do somersaults for us.
Here’s the thing. Forget about Trump. The real danger is all the people who support him. The millions of deplorables out there. They still think the American Republic and freedom are on the table.
I agree. They’re a problem. But there are solutions. We’re going to put a label on all their heads. ‘They’re very bad people. They all want to destroy the government.’ That’s how we’re going to paint them. Our modelers believe there are enough Americans who are beholden to the federal government…they’ll view Trumpers as a serious threat. Very serious. We’ll have that issue covered.
Is the QAnon op going to keep going?
We’ll keep it going forever. After Trump leaves the White House, we’ll have people saying he’s still president and he’s arresting every high-level evil person in the world.
FADE TO BLACK…………

The lights come back up.
Wow, THAT was a hell of a dream—who are you?
Agent Jones. Federal Domestic Terrorism Task Force.
What are you doing in my bedroom?
I’ve been recording your dream.
What?
We have it all. Two pandemic planners. Why were you dreaming about them?
I have no idea. Who—
It reflects a certain state of mind. A dangerous mindset. Why weren’t you dreaming about a television show or a garden in the forest? Have you been reading conspiracy literature?
I read newspapers. WHAT ARE YOU DOING HERE?
Something in you must have triggered this dream. A psychological predisposition. A latent dissatisfaction.
I’m not dissatisfied.
That was not the dream of a normal man. Thoughts and dreams lead to conclusions, and conclusions lead to action.
I once had a dream about jumping off a building. I haven’t jumped.
Not yet.
Why are you here?
Checking up on a potential defector.
A defector from what?
What the rest of us know.
I’m like everybody else.
Everybody else doesn’t dream about a plan to make billions of dollars buying up distressed properties.
Is that a joke? I wouldn’t know where to start, even if I had that ambition. Which I don’t.
You start from where you are. A man with his thoughts. We need to explore your life thoroughly. You may have connections you’re unaware of. A distant relative. A casual acquaintance. Something may have slipped through the cracks.
I have to be at the office in a few hours. And I want to speak with a lawyer.
About your dream?
About you. This situation. Am I being charged with a crime?
No.
Then I’m free to—
You’re not free. Your status is “suspended, depending on outcome.”
What status?
Who told you Kamala Harris would cooperate in a plot to subvert the government?
No one.
Where did you get the idea that Biden is disabled?
Nowhere. It was a just a statement a man in my dream made. I wasn’t speaking at all. I was watching and listening.
I wouldn’t advise trying to deny responsibility. I didn’t have the dream. Your neighbor didn’t. You did.
Do you dream?
No.
Never?
The kind of dream you had was aberrant. What makes you think there’s going to be a pandemic and it’s some sort of plan?
Why do you care about my dream?
Because some fantasies are dangerous.
And some are meaningless.
The key is the content. You were constructing a conspiracy scenario. Do you have an opinion about viruses?
No.
I’m going to leave now. By tomorrow, you’ll wonder whether this conversation actually took place. If you reject me, think of this event as a warning from your subconscious.
What are you going to do?
You’re on a list.
Meaning what?
A more thorough background investigation. Increased surveillance.
Even while I’m asleep?
Listen carefully, sir. You’re always asleep. In the dream, you woke up for a minute or two.
FADE TO BLACK…….

With apologies to drunken sailors everywhere. . .

February 9, 2021
Bahia Beach, Puerto RicoThe year was 1977.
Disco was in. Star Wars was the biggest movie of the year. The world’s first personal computer was announced– the Commodore PET, which came with 8 kilobytes of memory.
And the Gross Domestic Product of the United States reached $1.9 trillion– more than double what it had been just ten years prior.
As you probably know (or possibly remember), though, most of the GDP “growth” during the 1970s wasn’t because the US economy was strong. Quite the opposite, actually.
The 1970s was a period of economic stagnation and inflation. The economy was in such bad shape that, between January 1, 1970 and December 31, 1977, the S&P 500 grew exactly ZERO percent.
Yet food and fuel prices kept spiraling out of control. This is a big reason why GDP kept rising in the 1970s despite such a weak economy.
We’ll come back to 1970s inflation in a moment; for now, I’ll point out the coincidence that the latest COVID stimulus bill which Congress seems ready to pass, is also $1.9 trillion.
In other words, the amount of money they want to spend in a SINGLE legislative package is the same as the size of the entire US economy in 1977. And 1977 is still fairly recent history.
Even today, $1.9 trillion is nearly 10% of the size of the US economy, and roughly 50% of expected federal tax revenue this fiscal year.
Before this COVID spending plan was announced, the Congressional Budget Office estimated in early January that the budget deficit this year in the Land of the Free would be $2.3 trillion (up from their $1.8 trillion estimate a few months before.)
Now they’ll have to add another $1.9 trillion to the total, tentatively bringing this year’s budget deficit to $4.2 trillion.
It’s important to note, of course, that the politicians and public health officials keep moving the goalposts on when life will go back to ‘normal’.
Their latest estimate is that, after hundreds of millions of people are vaccinated, then possibly by late fall there will be “a degree of normality”.
But naturally if there’s the slightest hint of anyone getting the sniffles this fall, they’ll likely slap everyone back down into stay-at-home orders and quarantines. And this means MORE stimulus.
Stay home. Be afraid. Dehumanize yourself and others. Believe what you’re told. Obey. Collect your free government money.
Among the countless, obvious problems with their plan is that they only have one way to pay for it: debt.
The national debt in the United States is nearly $28 trillion right now (up from $23 trillion pre-COVID). And the debt will sprint past $29 trillion soon and reach $30 trillion within the next few months.
At $30 trillion, the national debt will be roughly 1.5x the size of the entire US economy. That will also be a record high– even higher than when the US was fighting the Nazis in World War II.
The challenges with this approach, of course, are that
(a) someone actually has to have trillions of dollars lying around; and(b) be willing to lend such prodigious sums to the US federal government.That’s a pretty tall order.
Most foreign countries don’t have that sort of money. Europe and Japan, for example, are flat broke. And those who do have the money (China) don’t have any interest in financing US government deficits.
You can see this in the data: foreign ownership of US government debt has actually been declining over the past few years, giving a very strong indication that they’re unwilling and/or unable to loan more money to Uncle Sam.
So, with foreign lenders off the table, the Treasury Department will have to look to other sources.
Social Security’s trust funds have long been a source of plunder. But with the program having already turned cashflow negative (and set to run out of money possibly by the end of this decade), this isn’t a viable option any longer.
That leaves the Federal Reserve– America’s central bank. The Fed has the ridiculous authority of being able to conjure unlimited quantities of money out of thin air in its sole discretion. And as a result, they’ve been buying up the vast majority of US government debt for most of the past decade.
Prior to the Global Financial Crisis in 2008, the Fed’s balance sheet was around $850 billion. Since then, they’ve created so much money that their balance sheet has ballooned to $7.4 trillion.
This takes me back to the 1970s.
Starting in around 1970, the Federal Reserve began heavily slashing interest rates and pumping more money into the economy in an effort to boost GDP.
The plan was successful; like I wrote earlier, the US economy ‘grew’. But so did inflation and unemployment.
Inflation in particular was miserable during the 70s, reaching 14% by its peak in 1980. And most of this happened because they borrowed too much and created too much money.
I wrote about this recently— economic prosperity isn’t rocket science. All that’s required is some basic fiscal restraint, economic freedom, and a stable currency. The free market takes care of the rest.
History shows that bad things tend to happen when politicians and bureaucrats try to engineer prosperity by debasing the currency.
Yet these people continue to print and spend money like drunken sailors… which is frankly an insult to drunken sailors everywhere. Even drunken sailors eventually realize when they’ve run out of money.
It’s entirely possible that such unprecedented debt and money expansion could cause serious problems with the currency– including 1970s style inflation.
Don’t fall into a logical trap and believe that inflation will never be a problem, simply because it hasn’t been a problem yet.
Rather, acknowledge that the US was extremely lucky for inflation to have been relatively benign over the last decade.
But after the year we just had, it would be foolish to assume that the next decade will be as tame as the previous one.
To your freedom………………
Simon Black,
Founder, SovereignMan.com

Vatican Vaccine Hotline, How Can I Help You?

by Jon Rappoport

Hello, this is the confidential Vatican Vaccine Hotline for Opus Dei members, I’m Bishop Capone. How can I help you?
Yes, this is XXXXXX. I want to verify that the Pope is advising his flock to take the COVID vaccine.
He is.
And the Pope is infallible, correct?
Well, yes. In this case, however, he is expressing his personal opinion.
But that opinion couldn’t contradict God’s wishes.
True. How can I help you, sir?
I plan to receive the vaccine. I know all vaccines carry a risk. Suppose, after I get the shot, I die? How should my family interpret my death?
That’s a complex matter.
I’m a devout family man. I would like my family to believe my death is part of God’s plan. They would take comfort from that. You see, if the Pope wants me to take the shot, and the Pope always speaks in accordance with God’s point of view, then my death would be a positive detail in God’s overall Design.
Yes, I see where you’re going with this. However—
I would be willing to make a sizeable donation to the Church.
Sir, you’re talking about an Indulgence. That practice has been outlawed for centuries. A person can’t buy his way into Heaven.
I’m talking about $150,000.
How much?
Excuse me, I misspoke. I meant $1,500,000.
How much?
Again, I mixed up the numbers. I meant ten million.
That’s very generous, sir.
Bishop Capone, I fully understand that money does not buy a man entry into Heaven. I would intend my gift merely as a sign of my loyalty to God’s Church. And to the Pope.
I understand.
All I’m asking for is a promise that, if I die from the vaccine, the Pope will write a note to my family, assuring them that my death was part of God’s plan, and they should take comfort in that knowledge.
I will make an inquiry, sir. Of course, we’ll need a few details from you. Verification of your identity, recent bank statements, tax returns, that sort of thing.
No problem, Bishop. My secretary can forward all that information to you. While I have you on the line, I wanted to ask you about another matter.
What other matter?
I know the Church is major landholder. I assume you’re tracking property values across the planet. In this time of the lockdowns, those values are dropping precipitously. My companies are interested in purchasing what we call distressed assets. Especially, land. It would help us considerably if we had access to a comprehensive list of potential acquisitions. We would appreciate any assistance you could give us.
How much did you say you’re willing to donate to the Church?
We can arrange the gift in several ways. For example, suppose from your list of prime distressed assets, we purchase a hundred items. We lay out seven billion dollars in all. I would be prepared to donate 4.56 percent of that to the Church.
4.56 seems rather low. I’d be thinking more in the area of 12 percent.
I could go 6.2.
Ten.
Eight. Anything more than eight would constitute an unconscionable burden. And for that eight, we would expect the Church to provide assistance. Recommendations to the sellers of distressed land to give us special consideration.
Let’s call it nine percent.
All right. Because it’s the Church, nine.
I’ll kick your proposal upstairs, sir. See how it flies. Meanwhile, I’m going to put you on hold and transfer this call to our Security and Banking Division. They’ll take your information and do a quick preliminary background check. By the way, our construction companies are operating at full strength. It’s possible we can negotiate a deal to build out structures on the properties you purchase.
Interesting. What sorts of structures?
We’re very much into warehouses these days. Storage and shipping areas for all sorts of products that can be ordered online. With the lockdowns, more and more people are buying what they need without having to venture outdoors.
I like it. I’m planning to take the vaccine next week.
Let me ask—are you in good health?
Excellent health. I run four miles every day. And I swim. I had a complete physical a couple of months ago. Passed with flying colors.
Glad to hear it. We would want our partners to remain strong. You might want to check out the official COVID death rates for healthy men in your age group. I have your Opus Dei file in front of me. You’re 46. The death rates are absurdly low. Miniscule.
Are you suggesting I should forget about taking the vaccine?
I’m not a doctor. But do you think God set up the world so that, one day, scientists would EXPERIMENTALLY inject a piece of RNA into eight billion people, on the hypothesis that this RNA would force cells of the body to manufacture a protein that RESEMBLED a protein from SARS-CoV-2…and then the immune system would swing into action and produce a response to THAT mimicking protein…thus preparing the body if and when SARS-CoV-2 actually came along? And the one person on the planet who was most passionate about this whole program was someone named Bill Gates? THIS was God’s Design from the Beginning?
I take your point, Bishop Capone. Thank you.
A word to the wise, pal. And now I’ll transfer your call.

You’re Not A Radical, You’re Just Sane

By Caitlin Johnstone

February 07, 2021 “Information Clearing House” – In response to rumors that Bernie Sanders foreign policy advisor Matt Duss may be playing some role in the Joe Biden State Department, bloodthirsty psychopath Nikki Haley told the Washington Free Beacon that this “is another indication that the only unity in Biden’s foreign policy is between the far left and the extreme left.”

Which is of course ridiculous. Taken as a whole Biden’s imperialist foreign policy has not differed much from Trump’s, and Duss is a fairly reliable imperialist himself. This administration is not an “extreme” deviation from the norm, and much less a manifestation of anything that could be called “extreme left”.

This nonsense comes out at the same time we learn that Secretary of Defense Lloyd Austin has put a bunch of US military operations on hold, not because those military operations are depraved acts of mass murder driven by the megalomaniacal agenda to dominate the entire world, but to hold “needed discussions” about the possibility that there may now be “extremists” among their ranks.

“Secretary of Defense Lloyd Austin has ordered a staggered pause of operations across the entire US military so commanders can have ‘needed discussions’ with service members about the issue of extremism over the next 60 days,” CNN reports. “The issue of extremism in the military has been at the forefront since the January 6 riot at the US Capitol. At least 22 people either formerly or currently associated with the military were charged in connection with the riot.”

That’s right, the US military has for decades been merrily incinerating entire families, ripping apart children with cluster munitions, and destroying whole nations for disobeying US imperial dicates, but now they need to pause some of that normal, wholesome activity because a few bad apples might perhaps have succumbed to extremism.

Devastating Iraq, turning Libya into a failed state, facilitating genocide in Yemen, waging an endlessly expanding ‘war on terror’ and brandishing armageddon weapons at your enemies? That’s fine and normal. Members of the military joining hate groups and believing in QAnon? That’s extremism.

This all just goes to show how completely meaningless the mainstream concepts of “normal” and “extreme” have become when talking about politics and power in our insane world.

When you oppose the horror that is western imperialism people try to paint you as a radical extremist who can’t just be reasonable and pragmatic about things, but really nothing could be further from the truth. There’s nothing “radical” or “extreme” about opposing the domination of the entire planet with relentless acts of mass slaughter to the detriment of the world’s most vulnerable populations, all because some sociopaths in DC decided that it is good and reasonable to inflict any amount of terror upon our world to preserve unipolar US hegemony. Opposing this is just basic human sanity.

People will act like you’re unreasonable and impossible if there’s not a single US politician you support.

“Not even Bernie?” they’ll ask. “Not even AOC?? What’s wrong with you?!”

If you are an anti-imperialist, being asked to choose a US politician you support is like being asked to pick a favorite Nazi. The US empire is the single most evil and destructive power on our planet right now and everyone on Capitol Hill is an imperialist facilitator of mass murder, yet you’ll be treated like an extremist moonbat if you don’t like any of them. The problem isn’t that an anti-imperialist has strange, impossible standards, it’s that they oppose an insane and murderous status quo which only elevates leaders who will advance that status quo.

The same goes for socialism. There’s nothing “extreme” or “radical” about believing the poor shouldn’t be left to suffer and die and that workers should own the full value of their labor. It’s not some crazy wingnut ideal to believe we should abandon the political and economic model of profit-chasing as the driving motivator for human behavior at mass scale which has driven our species to the brink of extinction. You’re not an extremist if you oppose a system which crushes human beings to death at home and abroad for the power and profit of the very few, you’re just normal.

You’re not a “radical”, you’re just sane. This is why I think it’s important for sane people to reject such labels; there’s a coolness factor which comes with presenting yourself as a radical, but it comes at the price of normalizing the status quo which is itself the epitome of violent extremism. Don’t let that bat shit crazy model define you by setting the status quo up as “normal” and yourself as a “radical” deviation therefrom. They are the radical ones. You are just normal and sane.

Abnormalize the status quo and normalize sanity. Put your energy into helping the world see how bat shit insane their “normal” really is. The status quo isn’t the baseline of normality, sanity is. A sane, healthy world would look wildly different from this one, and we need to help people get clear on the distinction so we can all start creating that world together.

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tanya· 13 hours agoMuch thanx Caitlin for the direct, blunt language of reality! I often get criticized for speaking the truth so bluntly as most people, particularly liberals much prefer minimalist speech which is allows for them making no changes while denying their actual support for the fascism that we have developing.

REDPILLED· 13 hours agoI am in total agreement, but saddened that the word “radical” is today used to mean “extremist”. “Radical” used to mean “getting to the root of a problem”, which true Progressives seek to do. Imperialism, especially U.S. imperialism, is an EXTREME political-economic-military system of corporate domination over people and planet. Getting to the root of that evil system of corporate capitalism is the RADICAL work which must be done to save us all by dismantling that evil system and replacing it with a pro-people/pro-planet system. That would be both RADICAL and SANE.

Woopy99100p· 13 hours agoTrue that words like “socialism”, environmentalist, anti war, are not words to use in the USA. The fact is that the USA has been committing holocaust/genocide for several decades with impunity. After all, how could a democratic, kind and gentle, moral country like the USA comitt holocausts? The fact that the USA has murdered millions usually claiming that it was for freedom dare not be put in any other context.

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Solon· 13 hours agoAsk an indegenous native what the USA did for them.


Charlotte Ruse· 13 hours ago“Devastating Iraq, turning Libya into a failed state, facilitating genocide in Yemen, waging an endlessly expanding ‘war on terror’ and brandishing armageddon weapons at your enemies? That’s fine and normal. Members of the military joining hate groups and believing in QAnon? That’s extremism.”

Even Caitlin Johnstone has fell victim to mainstream media news propaganda. The segment of the military which is deemed “radical” are merely populists. By the way, when did we suddenly think that speaking out against fraudulent elections is extremist or something only done by conspiracy theorists.

participant294383p· 12 hours agoThose in power are now afraid that if the National Guard and local police forces had been called in to stop the Trump insurrection, those units would have instead joined the Trump insurrection. When it becomes clear to everyone that the military and police forces oppose the current administration, military coups occur. The best solution is to disband the US military and police forces and stop hiring violent thugs for those roles.

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penrose256· 11 hours agoOk, Joey, when will Julian Assange be released, and when do American Troops start coming home from their far-flung misadventures around the planet?

When do we stop calling Putin and Assad names and treat them with dignity?

When do we stop provoking Iran and trying to start a war?

When do you ask Tulsi Gabbard to take a leading position in your administration?

Come on, Joey, I’ve been hearing that when you took over good things will start to happen.

I’m waiting. Do not force your apologists to come up with lame excuses.

The ball is in your court now.

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felidae· 10 hours ago“…If you are an anti-imperialist, being asked to choose a US politician you support is like being asked to pick a favorite Nazi. …”
So true…. so sad, but so very true!

Dana Visalli· 6 hours agoExcellent Caitlin, thank you! It’s quite interesting how we think ‘they’ were crazy but we are sane. I’m thinking trying to write something up about the ‘witch burnings’–for no more reason that a woman being a midwife they were burned at the stake or pulled apart by winches. The real problem of course, raging male jealousy that women can give birth and we men can’t. Unfortunately our real problems are in the sub-conscious. Anyhow, some piercing passages from the witch burning saga, and then some passages from Nick Turses ‘Kill Everything that Moves’ or Willson’s ‘Blood on the Tracks.’ The Laoians are coming, the Laotians are coming! Stark raving insanity. We call it ‘governance.’

When the Internet of Things has you by the balls…

February 5, 2021
Bahia Beach, Puerto Rico
Are you ready for this week’s absurdity? Here’s our Friday roll-up of the most ridiculous stories from around the world that are threats to your liberty, risks to your prosperity… and on occasion, inspiring poetic justice.
Google Deletes 100,000 negative Robinhood reviews
Last week we talked about how YouTube was deleting “dislikes” on White House videos, because they vastly outnumbered “likes”.
This week Google is helping out Robinhood— the stock trading app caught up in the whole Gamestop stock saga.
Robinhood banned users from buying Gamestop stock. And that was seen by many users as fixing the market in favor of the big hedge funds.
As a result, an army of angry customers left negative reviews on the app store, bringing the Robinhood app’s rating down to one star.
But then, Google removed 100,000 negative ratings, restoring the app’s status back to 4 stars.
And the excuse was the same as last week’s pathetic reasoning to delete White House dislikes: sometimes, Google claims, they delete ratings that they determines to be spam or insincere.
The fix is in— from the stock market to social media likes, and everything in between. Obey.
Click here to read the full story.

Ireland to fine residents €500 for trying to go on vacation
The list of countries that require permission from the government to exit is growing.
Of course North Korea is a classic example of an authoritarian country which requires permission to leave. Australia joined them in 2020, keeping citizens hostage in the name of COVID unless they provided proof of necessary international travel.
Now Ireland has told citizens that, as of February 1, if they are caught trying to go on a vacation, they will be fined €500 (about $600).
Irish residents are confined to a 5km radius from their homes unless they have an essential reason. Otherwise they face the same €500 fine (which was recently increased from €100.)
Clearly we can’t have the peasants roaming around without permission!
Click here to read the full story.

Woman refuses to testify without mask, so attacker walks free
Several years ago a deranged Oregon man attacked a woman with a sledgehammer. He was convicted by a 10-2 jury decision and shipped off to prison.
But after the Supreme Court ruled that jury decisions must be unanimous, the man was given a retrial last month.
His attorney filed a motion requesting that the victim testify at the trial without a mask on. And the judge granted this request based on the right to see your accuser face-to-face.
But the victim said she did not want to remove her mask to testify because she was afraid of Covid.
Consequently, she did not show up to the trial… and the judge was forced to let the attacker walk free.
Talk about Covid derangement syndrome.
Somehow, the miniscule risk of contracting COVID, coupled with the tiny chance of it being a serious case, appeared a larger danger to her than a man who had almost killed her with a sledge hammer.
The last thing he said to her was, “I’ll kill you and your dog some day. . .” But at least they helped stop the spread of COVID!
Click here to read the full story.

COVID hypocrites: Paris Police Party All Night Long
Paris, France currently mandates a COVID curfew from 6pm to 6am, during which time only essential travel is allowed.
The police have been busy busting parties around Paris that occur past 6pm, in violation of curfew and social distancing. Participants are fined €135 (£120) for the first offense, €200 for a second offense, and up to €3,750 and six-months in jail for a third offense.
But last week, the police officers themselves were caught on video throwing a goodbye party for an officer.
The party occurred at the station, and went until three in the morning. During the event, officers crowded into a small room without masks, in violation of social distancing protocols.
They just enforce the rules. You can’t expect them to follow the rules too.
Click here to read the full story.

When the Internet of Things has you by the balls…
This might be shocking to some of our more conservative readers, but there are sex toy devices called ‘chastity cages’ which lock around the male genitalia.
This is apparently popular among guys who are into some BDSM fetishes. The idea is to lock your private parts in a cage that only your partner has the key to.
But these days, everything is a “smart device” that’s connected to the Internet. TVs, coffee makers, refrigerators, and even sex toys now, are part of the ‘Internet of Things (IoT)’.
So in this case, the chastity cage is controlled with a smart phone app instead of a physical key.
However, many IoT devices are notoriously insecure.
Users of one of these products found that out the hard way when the manufacturer left the API exposed online, allowing hackers to take control of the devices.
This left a number of users in the position of having their genitals literally held hostage by hackers, in exchange for a Bitcoin ransom.
It’s ironic that a lot of people have been using Internet-connected sex toys over the past year due to Covid lockdowns.
Talk about unintended consequences of public health policy…
Click here to read the full story.

To your freedom………….
Simon Black,
Founder, SovereignMan.com

Historical lessons in prosperity vs. poverty

February 4, 2021
Bahia Beach, Puerto RicoAs the grandson of Genghis Khan, Kublai Khan had a lot to prove.
So he set his eyes on the biggest prize in the known world at the time: southern China.
Kublai Khan completed his conquest of China in 1279, forging a new empire and creating the Yuan dynasty.
The Mongols were known for their expensive habits— they liked war and women especially. So when the money started to run out, administrators in the Yuan dynasty started printing paper money.
Yuan officials weren’t the first to come up with this idea; the government from the prior Song dynasty had also printed paper money. But there was a huge difference—
Paper currency from the Song dynasty, known as guanzi, was backed by copper, silver, and gold coins.
The Yuan currency, however, was backed by nothing. So whenever the government started to run out of money, they simply printed more.
By 1350, Kublai Khan had been dead for decades. But the Yuan dynasty’s economic overseers were still printing paper money like crazy. And it was causing severe hyperinflation across China.
People’s lives were turned upside down by the government’s fiscal irresponsibility, and rebellions broke out across the country.
By 1368, the Yuan dynasty had completely collapsed, and a destitute peasant farmer-turned-monk named Zhu Yuanzhang rose up to become Emperor and found the new Ming Dynasty.
To stimulate the economy ravaged by inflation, the Ming dynasty created an unprecedented level of economic freedom.
Markets and industries were deregulated; the government abandoned its monopoly on salt production, for example, and merchants were encouraged to allow market competition to set prices.
In time, the government stabilized the currency and reintroduced metallic coins. And by the 1500s Ming officials even allowed foreign currencies like the Spanish Silver Dollar to circulate in China.
This proved a much more stable medium of exchange than fiat currency, and the Chinese economy blossomed as a result.
Wealth rose dramatically. China was able to build canals, bridges, expand and fortify the Great Wall into the brick and stone mammoth we know today, and complete numerous other public works projects.
(Incidentally, as we discussed recently, taxing the rich was not the main method of funding this infrastructure. Instead, merchants were praised, and held in high esteem, for their voluntary contributions to the public good.)
And overall China had become one of the wealthiest, most powerful countries in the world.
It’s not hard to see why. Economic freedom. Deregulation. Stable currency. Responsible spending.
We’ve seen these elements over and over again throughout history.In the 10th century, the city-state of Venice followed a similar model of economic freedom.
At a time when Medieval Europe was choking on the feudal system, Venice was one of the few places where even peasants could strike it rich.
The Venetian government established limited partnerships, enshrined the rule of law, and eventually established the Venetian Gold ducat– a gold coin that quickly became widely accepted around the world for international trade due to its purity and stability.
As a result of such policies, tiny Venice became one of the wealthiest and most powerful economies in Europe.
Centuries later, the Netherlands advanced this model even further, becoming the most capitalist country the world had ever seen up to that point.
The Dutch established the first stock exchange, the first publicly-traded companies (like the Dutch East India Company), and countless other financial innovations ranging from mutual funds to stock options.
The government stepped out of the way and allowed the private sector to flourish. They kept taxes reasonable and the currency stable; in fact the Dutch guilder– a silver coin– became the reserve currency of Europe during the 1700s.
History is full of more examples that show how economic prosperity is actually a pretty simple formula.
All it takes is economic freedom, fiscal responsibility, and a stable currency. This is also how the United States became the wealthiest country in the world.
But the direction that the US and most of the West are taking now is the opposite.
They demonstrate a complete lack of fiscal responsibility. They spend trillions of dollars now like it’s no big deal. $30 trillion in debt– 50% larger than the size of the entire economy– is nothing to them.
The central banks also keep debasing the currency; they ‘printed’ so much money last year that the Federal Reserve’s balance sheet nearly doubled in the span of a few months.
And there are plenty of examples of that throughout history as well.
The Western Roman Empire collapsed as a result of its never-ending corruption, fiscal irresponsibility, and currency debasement.
The French Bourbon Monarchy, the Austro-Hungarian Empire, the Ottoman Empire— they all ended as corrupt, bloated, highly-regulated bureaucracies with enormous debts.Sometimes it helps to just step back and look at the big picture— 5,000 years of human history makes it pretty obvious what elements create prosperity versus poverty.
So when you see your government actively embracing extreme deficits, money printing, nationalization of industries, debilitating taxes, and other Marxist principles, ask yourself– are these the principles of prosperity or poverty?
Again, history is quite instructive.
Remember, though, we’re talking about trends here– the bottom won’t fall out tomorrow morning.
But that makes it even more important to think about the future (and your family’s future). Because your government certainly isn’t thinking about it.
You can’t control what politicians and central bankers are going to do. You can’t control the national outcome. But you can control your own outcome… and your own future prosperity.
If they raise taxes, for example, you can be prepared to take legal steps to reduce what you owe.
If devalue the currency, you can preserve your savings in alternative assets.
If they excessively regulate business, you may consider restructuring in a more advantageous jurisdiction.
This is what a Plan B is all about– ensuring that whatever happens or doesn’t happen next, you’ll always be in a position of strength.
To your freedom…………………….
Simon Black,
Founder, SovereignMan.com