Saturday, May 7, 2022

New Peer-Reviewed Study: COVID-19 Vaccines Increase Risk of Cardiac Arrest in Young People by 25 Percent


You would think that the scientific community, public officials, and every media outlet in the world would be discussing a new peer-reviewed article entitled, “Increased emergency cardiovascular events among under 40 population in Israel during vaccine rollout and third COVID19 wave.” Why? Because the results of this study are nothing short of astounding.

This data analysis was published on April 28, 2022 in the multidisciplinary British scientific journal Nature. Nature is one of the most prestigious scientific journals in the world.

The research was co-authored by Drs. Christopher Sun, Ph.D, a postdoctoral fellow with Healthcare System Engineering at Massachusetts Generation Hospital and with the Massachusetts Institute of Technology’s Sloan School of Management; Eli Jaffe, Ph.D., who is affiliated with Israel’s National Emergency Medical Services, and one of Israel’s leading authority in the field of emergency medicine and medical management; and Retsef Levi, Ph.D., the J. Spencer Standish (1945) Professor of Operations Management at the MIT Sloan School of Management. 

Their team analyzed data collected by Israel’s National Emergency Medical Services between 2019 and 2021. They found that there was an over 25 percent increase in emergency calls about cardiac arrest and acute coronary syndrome—an umbrella term used for coronary problems associated with sudden-onset reduced blood flow to the heart, according to the Mayo Clinic– for young adults, ages 16 to 39 years old, compared to the same time period in both 2019 and 2020.

Furthermore, the researchers discovered that this increase in emergency heart issues was associated with COVID-19 vaccination but not with COVID-19 infections.

They explain: 

“An increase of over 25% was detected …compared with the years 2019–2020. [T]he weekly emergency call counts were significantly associated with the rates of 1st and 2nd vaccine doses administered to this age group [16 to 39] but were not with COVID‐19 infection rates. While not establishing causal relationships, the findings raise concerns regarding vaccine‐induced undetected severe cardiovascular side‐effects and underscore the already established causal relationship between vaccines and myocarditis, a frequent cause of unexpected cardiac arrest in young individuals.”

More Cause for Concern

As the three scientists themselves point out, this new peer-reviewed science dovetails with a growing body of scientific and clinical evidence that shows myriad side effects—some of which are extremely severe—from COVID-19 vaccines themselves. 

Read more: New Peer-Reviewed Study: COVID-19 Vaccines Increase Risk of Cardiac Arrest in Young People by 25 Percent



William de Berg, THE IGNOBLE LIE


William de Berg

In Plato’s Republic, Socrates describes how a society could rationalize the existence of different classes of society by using what has been translated as a “noble” or “royal” lie.[1]    What Socrates threw out, somewhat half-seriously, was something closer to a founding myth, which like religious myths are either prehistoric (e.g., Dreamtime, Valhalla, Garden of Eden) or ahistoric (e.g., certain apocryphal stories concerning the beginnings of modern religions that are not documented in the contemporary historical record).   There are advantages to such myths, of course, such as the instilling of societal cohesion and moral purpose—as long as they don’t contradict the actual historical record.   But when such “noble lies” on a massive scale contradict or violate true historical events in the modern era for nefarious purposes, they acquire a very sinister purpose.

Lying is a trait exhibited by leaders throughout history, but it was once mainly used to achieve a tactical advantage, as in betrayal of foes in Roman times, or the acquisition and wielding of power by nobles, as in Machiavelli’s time.    But a massively false historical narrative foisted on the people of Rome or any other ancient civilization by its own rulers is not to be found.   Roman legions may have been sent out to defend the borders of the realm, but they never did so on the basis of a gargantuan false flag or lie to trick the citizens of Rome.

To create a mass lie requires a mass media, and until the late 1800’s this would have been impossible.   However, with the rise of national newspapers and newspaper chains—and then, of course, electronic media—the ability to convince a nation’s citizens of an alternative historical reality became more of a possibility.   Arguably the first example of this was the sinking of the USS Maine in Havana harbor in 1998.    At the time, a cadre of powerful “war hawks”, including Teddy Roosevelt and Henry Cabot Lodge and strident voices in the media such as William Randolph Hearst, were pushing for the United States to assert its imperialist ambitions in the Pacific and Caribbean and were both secretly and not-so-secretly maneuvering the United States into a war with Spain over Cuba and Philippines and other Pacific Islands.    While there is still controversy over who was responsible for blowing up the battleship, which had been cordially received by Spanish authorities and harbored peacefully for several weeks in  Havana Harbor without incident, there is strong circumstantial evidence that the pro-imperialists in the United States were  involved.[2]    The Hearst newspaper chain and other large pro-war papers such as Pulitzer’s New York World  immediately pushed the fake narrative that Spain planted the mine and hammered home the slogan “Remember the Maine, To Hell with Spain”.   Eventually, and with some reluctance, President McKinley was swayed by the popular wave and led the Unites States into the Spanish-American war.

The use of the mass media to propagandize for war was dramatically increased in World Wars I and II.   This was contemporaneous with the rise of behaviorism in psychology, fueled by the conditioning experiments of Pavlov and Watson that demonstrated the means by which behavior could be controlled.[3]    Once John Pierpont Morgan gained control of the major newspapers in the United States in 1915,[4] he immediately began pushing for American involvement in World War I with lurid tales of German soldiers cutting off the arms of Belgian schoolchildren and crucifying Belgian nuns.   The famous lawyer Clarence Darrow offered $1000 to anyone who could prove such nonsense … and, of course, never paid out a dime.[5]   But, eventually, the U.S. Congress and American public, treated to false information about the sinking of the Lusitania and a German-Mexican plan to retake the American Southwest, gave Morgan his war.   The Nazi propagandist Goebbels in Germany applied the term “The Big Lie” in reference to British wartime propaganda, but the Germans allegedly did their share of propagandizing in “Operation Himmler”, which blamed the destruction of a  border radio tower and other skirmishes on Poland in 1939, thereby justifying the German invasion of the latter and provoking Britain and France into all-out war.[6]

All of the mass lies up to the end of World War II were mostly a distortion of real but somewhat nebulous historical events.   As the 20th century progressed, a new type of mass lie was invented—involving not the interpretation of history but the actual creation of historical events.    To create history, one must first produce a momentous fictitious event that can be realistic enough to fool enough of the public when coupled with a slick selling of the false narrative.  The merging of diabolical politics with Hollywood special effects and increasingly sophisticated computer technology made all of this possible.  The first pure creation of history occurred in the form of  the Apollo moon landings and returns, which could not be successfully performed in 1969 and still cannot today because of, among other things, the near-impossibility of withstanding the massive radiation threat posed by the Van Allen belts and the technological difficulties in blasting off from the surface of a remote planetary body with substantial gravity.[7]    Yet, by 1969 Hollywood had developed cinematic techniques that, although still amateurish and full of mistakes, seemed  real enough when sold to an  American public that had at that time around 70% confidence in the trustworthiness of the mainstream media.[8]  Indeed, it has long been alleged that Stanley Kubrick, the famous Hollywood director of 2001: A Space Odyssey, was recruited for the very purpose of creating a fictitious moon landing.[9]

Apollo was followed in the early part of the 21st century with major staged events, including 1) an aerial attack  replete with large, sophisticated airplanes—supposedly flown by untrained pilots at low-altitude approaching the speed of sound—that crashed into the strongest buildings ever built by mankind and brought them down in a matter of a few minutes (September 11); school mass-shootings by “crazed” youth at Sandy Hook Elementary in Newtown, Connecticut and Douglas High School in Parkland, Florida,; and sensational explosions at world-famous events (e.g., the Boston Marathon bombing).    These faux historical events employed sophisticated video techniques (real-time video compositing of planes hitting the second World Trade Center Tower) and computer software (fake information inserted onto FAA screens during the aircraft hijacking drill coinciding with the tower collapses on September 11).  It didn’t matter that the video feeds on September 11 were incredibly flawed and amateurish, showing huge aircraft with fiberglass and aluminum noses disappearing stealthily into the towers or, in one case, even passing through the second tower intact;[10] or that the cell phone calls from American Airlines 77 (later shown to have never taken off from Dulles International) were impossible to make.  It didn’t matter that there were Hollywood special effects galore (i.e., fake blood and amputations at the Boston Marathon bombing and elsewhere) or virtual bullets that disappeared into thin air during the mass shooting in Christchurch, New Zealand[11] or a host of other bloopers.   The official narratives were replayed over and over again on Western media to stamp the official narrative into the minds of an unsuspecting public.    Many of these staged events also took advantage of planned drills to provide a large numbers of crisis actors and a “cast of thousands” (more Hollywood) to further promote the narrative.   That there were drills and simulations running concurrently with the staged events is beyond doubt given the marquee sign, sign-in sheets, and FEMA manual for the drill at Sandy Hook[12] and the loudspeaker messages and newspaper accounts of a drill at Boston[13] and the videotaped dress rehearsals at Douglas High[14]—not to mention the aircraft hijacking drills on September 11.[15]

Perhaps the greatest of all fictitious events is the COVID-19 pandemic of 2020-2021, still ongoing.      One may accept that there is a SARS-COVID-2 virus (although this has been debated in some quarters) and that it has a certain low-level of lethality (bordering on the seasonal flu.)  But, as a classic “pandemic”, COVID-19 is a fiction because it can only be called such by the World Health Organization’s revised 2009 definition, which excluded the need for a pandemic to “cause enormous numbers of death and illness”, thereby allowing virtually any seasonal infection that crosses national borders to be called a pandemic if authorities so desire. [16]   Even if one accepts the COVID death tolls spewed out by the World Health Organization worldwide, then the total of less than six million or so world-wide COVID-19 deaths by the end of 2021 was less than .1% of the world’s population, a far cry from the 3% who died during the 1918-1919 Spanish flu.[17]   But there is every reason not to accept the official numbers, since the worldwide death rate remained unchanged at .076 (7.6 per thousand) from 2019 (pre-COVID) to 2020 (post-COVID).[18]   From the outset, the controlled data from the Diamond Princess cruise liner (where 13 of 3700 mostly elderly passengers in a very confined location with minimal treatments available died) and the USS Roosevelt  (where only one of almost 6000 younger enlisted and officer personnel in a similar situation supposedly died of COVID) proved that COVID-19 was not a dire threat to humanity.[19]    It was further confirmed early on that COVID-19 was easily treatable by low-cost and widely available drugs such as Ivermectin.[20]   But if the general public got wind of all this, how could all the lockdowns and restrictions and risky experimental vaccines be sold to the public?   So, the global elites mobilized a large campaign of 1) false scientific reports, 2) false media stories (no, Virginia, the hospitals were not overflowing with COVID patients or running out of oxygen or ventilators), bogus causes of deaths (whatever became of the annual influenza toll and major cardiac and respiratory and other major death sources?), rewriting of medical textbooks (what, no such thing as natural or herd immunity?), etc.   While there may still be arguments in some quarters over the reality of COVID-19, there is little doubt who benefited from it all—coercive governments, financial elites, and monopolistic social media.

Tragically, those at the highest levels of government and society view mass lying and the creation of venal myths as a wicked game.   William Casey, CIA chief under President Reagan, supposedly boasted  how “We will have succeeded when everything the American people believes is false”.[21]  According to the journalist Ron Susskind,  a senior Bush administration official—allegedly Karl Rove—derisively referred to truth-seekers during the Iraq War as a “reality-based community” and claimed that “We [in the Bush Administration]  make our own reality.”[22]   On the other side of the political spectrum, high-ranking governmental officials such as Ben Rhodes, who led destabilization efforts in the Middle East under President Obama, and Jake Sullivan, current National Security advisor to President Biden, have  joked in emails about all the lies they pull over the American public.[23]   Arguably the most audacious of the truth assassins is Phillip Zelikow, a former high-ranking American national security advisor and  prominent member of the neoconservatives who pushed for American control of the Middle East and authored the preposterous 911 Commission Report—allegedly before the Commission even met.[24]   Among Zelikow’s expertise were publications on—no kidding—the creation of public “presumptions” (myths).[25]

The powerful film documentary disputing the official narrative of the Oklahoma City Federal Building bombing in 1985 was entitled “A Noble Lie”, based on a great deal of expert testimony that the building was blown up from the inside.[26]   There was, of course, nothing ‘noble” about the Oklahoma City narrative or any of the others that have been designed to lead Americans and other Western nation into endless wars, disarming of its citizens, and curtailment of individual liberties.   But when will the recent blasphemies of history—and especially the false creations of history—be removed from the history books?   When will schoolchildren learn that we never went to the moon, that there were no planes or Arab hijackers on September 11, that Sandy Hook Elementary School was abandoned long before the “mass shooting” drill on December 14, 2012, that the bullets and blood in Christchurch were all fake, that there never was a true COVID-19 pandemic, etc.?  When, when, when?

Modern humans have lived on this planet for perhaps 75,000 years, civilizations have been around for less than 10,000 years, and the Renaissance and Enlightenment with their colossal artistic and scientific achievements date back but a few hundred years.   In the meantime, humans have overpopulated the Earth, degraded its water, land, and air, and exhausted much if not most of its available natural resources.   Through it all, the shining justification for human existence and our distinctive superiority over all other species has been our ability and desire to discover the truth about the physical world around us and the record of our existence.  The search for truth is the fundamental basis for all moral behavior, because if no serious effort to determine the truth is made beforehand that action is inherently immoral, regardless of any other utilitarian or deontological rationale.  So, if the mass of humanity permits the rich and powerful among us (the “people of the lie”) to decide for us that historical truth—and now even scientific truth in the age of COVID–[27] are merely expendable nuisances and that science and history and morality are nothing more than  artificial realities, what, then, is the purpose of humanity?


William de Berg is the pen name of an American scientist and author of four conspiracy/truther fiction novels: Serpent and Savior, White Spiritual Boy, Divided We Stand, and Shield Down. 

[1] Plato, The Republic: Book 3, 414.

[2]  The complete naval war plans for acquiring Spain’s Caribbean and Pacific territories, along with secret American arms to the Cuban rebels, were being implemented before the USS Maine even sailed.  The very entrance of the USS Maine into Havana Harbor was provocative, described by varying persons as akin to “lighting a candle in an open flask of gunpowder” or “waving a match in an oil well for fun”. Lodge cryptically predicted shortly before the USS Maine sank that “there may be an explosion any day in Cuba which would settle many things.”  Contrary to the USS Maine captain’s advice, Roosevelt immediately blamed the explosion on a Spanish mine and shortly ordered Commodore Dewey to prepare to attack the Spanish Philippines.   Threatening messages in Spanish had been received by the captain and American officials in the weeks prior to the USS Maine explosion, which seem rather strange had they come from the Spanish authorities telegraphing their intent to destroy the battleship.   In fact, the Spanish colonial authorities helped save many lives on the USS Maine while honoring the memory of those who died.  See Morrison, E. (1979).  The rise of Theodore Roosevelt (chap. 22).  New York, Random House; Thomas, E. (2010).  The war lovers (Chap. 12).  Little, Brown & Company;;
















[18] This number can be obtained from many sources including merely by removing the number of births from the overall population increases for 2019 and 2020.










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The Typical Mortgage Payment is up 39% from a Year Ago

MONEY — The typical mortgage payment in the U.S. is $664 more expensive compared to a year ago — an increase of nearly 40%.


U.S. Envoy Victoria Nuland Goes to Brazil. Will Washington Endorse Lula?

Visit and follow us on Instagram, Twitter and Facebook. Feel free to repost and share widely Global Research articles. Electoral tensions are growing in Brazil.


‘Her Majesty’s Russia Unit’: How British spies have launched a full-scale propaganda war to demonize Moscow

Britain’s international information war strategy was developed years ago

By RT Russian’s investigative unit

© Getty Images / Jack Taylor

The growing political feud between Russia and the West has spurred the activation of specialized propaganda and intelligence units. With regards to the Ukraine crisis, experts say one of the most active parties has been the United Kingdom, which in recent years has stepped up its efforts to demonise Russia by waging a full-scale propaganda war.

As an RT analysis has shown, Britain’s “HMG Russia Unit,” an interdepartmental government organization created several years ago, has acted as a front for soft influence operations against Moscow with the assistance of international consulting organizations.

Up until now, the activities of the operation had not been publicly visible. However, last month publications containing its employees’ personal information appeared in a number of Russian Telegram channels. It is alleged that the email addresses included in these posts belong to employees of the HMG Russia Unit who are also connected to various other UK government departments, including the Cabinet Office, the Foreign and Commonwealth Office, military intelligence, MI5, and the Ministry of Defence, as well as American curators attached to the group.

Twenty attorneys general demand Mayorkas disband disinformation board, threaten lawsuit

Twenty attorneys general are demanding that Department of Homeland Security Secretary Alejandro Mayorkas “immediately disband” the agency’s newly created Disinformation Governance Board and “cease all efforts to police Americans’ protected speech.”

In a letter dated May 5, they argue the board is unconstitutional, illegal and un-American. If Mayorkas doesn’t shut it down, the AGs say they will sue.

Virginia Attorney General Jason Miyares led the coalition of attorneys general from Alabama, Arizona, Arkansas, Florida, Georgia, Indiana, Kansas, Kentucky, Louisiana, Mississippi, Missouri, Montana, Nebraska, Ohio, Oklahoma, South Carolina, Texas, Utah and West Virginia.

US wars are never for humanitarian reasons: Analyst

An American political analyst and activist says US wars are waged to build weapons and enhance Wall Street’s bottom line, they are not waged for any humanitarian reasons as Washington claims.

“The US does not intervene in any country for humanitarian reasons,” Myles Hoenig told Press TV on Friday.

“In Iraq, American hearts melted when a nurse described how Iraqi troops were throwing babies onto the floor from their incubators. ‘Nurse Nayirah’ told a compelling story that was as credible as Colin Powell’s speech at the UN which turned the tide in support for Bush Jr.’s war in Iraq. The only problem was that both were based on lies. Nurse Nayirah was not identified as the daughter of the Kuwaiti ambassador to the US,” he stated.

U.S. Envoy Victoria Nuland Goes to Brazil. Will Washington Endorse Lula?

US “Confidence” in Brazilian Electoral System Raises Suspicions



Electoral tensions are growing in Brazil. On the one hand, Jair Bolsonaro, who began his government with a stance of automatic alignment with the US, now appears to be the candidate with the most “neutral” foreign policy agenda, while, on the other hand, Lula, who is known for having maintained a strategy of regional integration and intra-BRICS cooperation during his terms, now seems to be the option desired by the globalist and pro-Western elites. Recently, US Undersecretary of Political Affairs Victoria Nuland visited Brazil and held conferences in which she advised Brazilians to trust their own electoral system. Previously, CIA agents had already made this same statement about electoral confidence, which is supported and replicated by the Brazilian media. Considering that the hegemonic Brazilian press supports Lula, Bolsonaro’s supporters interpret this clamor for “confidence” as a sign that there will be electoral fraud.

Keep Calm & Censor On: Musk Summoned To UK Parliament To Answer For His Pledge To Restore Free Speech

Authored by Jonathan Turley,

I previously wrote about Hillary Clinton’s call on European countries to pass censorship laws to force social media companies like Twitter to regulate speech even after Elon Musk’s pledge to restore free speech to Twitter. Now the British Parliament has called on Musk to testify and to explain his alarming pledge to restore free speech.

Your Face Is Now A Weapon Of War

Who owns your face? You might think that you do, but consider that Clearview AI, an American company that sells facial recognition technology, has amassed a database of ten billion images since 2020. By the end of the year, it plans to have scraped 100 billion facial images from the internet.


Biden Handing Over U.S. Sovereignty to WHO

Please take seriously the severity of this existential threat to everything free people hold dear. Do everything in your power to pass this report on to others and to find ways to communicate with and to influence people to stop empowering WHO to take over our national sovereignty and freedom. 


Pfizer's New 80,000-Page Data Dump Is A Nightmare

You probably didn’t know that Pfizer dumped 80,000 pages of documents this week.


Friday, May 6, 2022

'Unvaxxed' Canadians Banned From Travel For the Next 3 Years


Canada’s communist and WEF-trained Prime Minister, Justin Trudeau, added a provision to the state’s budget that funds the denial of the right of exit to all Canadians who do not take the mRNA gene therapy shots. The right of exit can be the last barometer of a democracy. Typically, the freedom that democracies provide means they have to wall themselves to stop a flood of people from entering.

But communist and totalitarian territories typically have to put up walls to keep people in, as massive numbers of those who live under those systems would all escape given a chance. North Korea and Cuba are two rather obvious examples.

From the Budget:

“Making Travel Safer Vaccine mandates and proof of vaccination credentials protect our families, our workplaces, and our communities. They give us the confidence to have a meal at a restaurant, attend community events, and even begin to safely travel in accordance with public health guidelines. Vaccine requirements have helped increase vaccination rates across Canada, which is keeping more people safe. Vaccine mandates are helping businesses safely reopen and recover, which helps create jobs, increase workers’ hours and wages, and grow the middle class. To protect the safety of travellers and workers, the government took action to put in place a requirement that: • All travellers now departing from Canadian airports, on VIA Rail and Rocky Mountaineer trains, or on cruise ships (or non-essential passenger vessels on voyages of 24 hours or more) must be fully vaccinated, with very limited exceptions. • All employers in the federally regulated air, rail and marine transportation sectors must establish vaccination policies that ensure employees are fully vaccinated against COVID-19. The government proposes to provide $37.4 million over three years, starting in 2021-22, to Transport Canada to support the implementation and oversight of this vaccine mandate for federally regulated air, rail, and marine employees and passengers.”

There will be a 3 year travel ban on unvaccinated Canadians. This is from the budget.

This is shameful discrimination.

— Mark Paralovos (@MarkParalovos) April 29, 2022

While most Canadians can still more or less come and go as they please, this new restriction, enforced by budget and not an act of legislation, is a punitive measure against those who refuse the Gene Therapy injections. Furthermore, it has no science anywhere to support it or even consistency. After all, major sports events are now attended by tens of thousands of mixed vaccinated and unvaccinated people sitting shoulder to shoulder for hours on end and often screaming “moistly” out loud from the seats.

In the Soviet Union and behind the Iron Curtain, people who had shown sufficient obedience to the state were also trusted to leave the communist territories from time to time. Although the state often guarded them to ensure they didn’t “defect,” which many did and many more attempted.

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New German study finds serious “adverse reactions” 40 times higher than previously reported


These new numbers tally with those from Sweden, Israel and Canada.

“Serious adverse jab reactions 40 times higher than previously reported”

Posted on May 5, 2022 by Constitutional Nobody

The interviews showed that the number of serious side effects was 40 times higher than previously reported by medical supervisors the Paul Ehrlich Institute, according to MDR, the public broadcaster of the states of Thuringia, Saxony-Anhalt and Saxony. The number of side effects resulting from normal vaccines, such as those against polio or measles, is considerably lower, researchers pointed out.

Click on the link for the rest.


Shocking Consumer Credit Numbers: Everyone Is Maxing Out Their Credit Card Ahead Of The Recession

Shocking Consumer Credit Numbers: Everyone Is Maxing Out Their Credit Card Ahead Of The Recession

While it is traditionally viewed as a B-grade indicator, the March consumer credit report from the Federal Reserve was an absolute shocked and confirmed what we have been saying for month: any excess savings accumulated by the US middle class are long gone, and in their place Americans have unleashed a credit-card fueled spending spree.

Here are the shocking numbers: in March, one month after the February print already came in more than double the $18 billion expected, consumer credit exploded to an absolutely blowout $52.435 billion, again more than double the expected $25 billion print, and the highest on record!

And while non-revolving credit (student and car loans) rose by a relatively pedestrian 21.1 billion (which was still the 6th highest on record)...

... the real stunner was revolving, or credit card debt, which more than doubled from the already elevated February print of $14.2 billion to a stunning $31.4 billion, the highest print on record... just in time for those credit card APR to starting moving higher, first slowly and then very fast.

While this unprecedented rush to buy everything on credit at a time when there were no notable Hallmark holidays should not come as much of a surprise, after all we have repeatedly shown that for the middle class any "excess savings" are now gone, long gone...

... the fact is that most economists - such as those at Goldman Sachs - had previously anticipated that continued spending of savings by consumers (who they fail to realize are now tapped out) is what will keep the US economy levitating in 2022. Unfortunately, as today's consumer credit numbers clearly demonstrate, any savings that US middle class households may have stored away courtesy of stimmies, are long gone.

The implications are profound: any model that projected that US spending will be fueled by "savings" can now be trashed. And since this is most of them, the consequences are dire as they confirm - once again - that the Fed is tapering, QTing and hiking right into a consumer-driven recession which was not visible until new precisely because of all the credit-card fueled spending, which according to Deutsche Bank will begin in late 2023 and which according to Morgan Stanley can start in as little as 5 months. Today's data suggests that Morgan Stanley is right.

Tyler Durden Fri, 05/06/2022 - 15:54


REPORT: “90% of nations planning Central Bank Digital Currency “



Kit Knightly A new report from the Bank of International Settlements estimates that up to 90% of national central banks are at least in the planning stages for launching a central bank digital currency (CBDC): Nine out of 10 central banks are exploring central bank digital currencies (CBDCs), and more than half are now developing …


Another Raid of Deutsche Bank, Another Dead Whistleblower

The Financial Times reported that “Germany’s federal police office, criminal prosecutors and the country’s financial watchdog BaFin raided Deutsche Bank’s headquarters in Frankfurt” last week, according to a statement from prosecutors.

The raid comes just four days after the body of Valentin (Val) Broeksmit, 46, was discovered at about 7 a.m. Monday at Woodrow Wilson High School in El Sereno, just outside of Los Angeles. Val Broeksmit was the son of William Broeksmit who was found hanged in his London home on January 26, 2014. The senior Boreksmit was a senior executive at Deutsche Bank involved in assessing risk on the bank’s balance sheet. (See our report: Documents Emerge in Senate Hearing from William Broeksmit, Deutsche Exec Alleged to Have Hanged Himself in January.)

Pfizer Documents reveal Medicine Regulators and Pfizer knew COVID Vaccine caused Vaccine-Associated Enhanced Disease

Confidential Pfizer documents that the U.S. Food and Drug Administration has been forced to publish by Court Order, confirm that both Pfizer and the FDA knew Vaccine-Associated Enhanced Disease was a possible consequence of the mRNA Covid-19 injections.

They also reveal that they received evidence of it occurring, including several deaths, but swept it under the carpet and claimed “no new safety issues have been raised”.

Study of 23 Million People Shows Risk of Myocarditis After COVID Vaccines

On Monday’s episode of “The Jimmy Dore Show,” comedian and commentator Jimmy Dore said a study showing an increased risk of heart problems in young men following COVID-19 vaccines highlights how a safety risk once labeled “misinformation” becomes news that can no longer be dismissed.

The Great Real Estate Crash of 2022/23

I know it seems quite unlikely to people who have been struggling to buy a home that a real estate crash is possible, but I assure you that one is not only possible but has already started. How do I arrive at this conclusion? It’s partly from data, part deductive and part inductive. Also, this isn’t my first rodeo. I was front and center in the 2007/08 real estate crash and was one of the earliest analysts calling for a housing bust. It was just too obvious. NINJA loans, Vegas hairdressers with 19 homes bought with extreme leverage, and the

Official Data suggests the Covid-19 Injection is killing more people than it is saving

Across the world, death rates have also risen in tandem with COVID shot administration, with the most-vaccinated areas surpassing the least-vaccinated in terms of excess mortality and COVID-related deaths.

With official data now showing that the boosted have a higher risk of developing Covid-19 infection than the unvaccinated, and that the vaccinated have a much higher risk of death due to all causes than the unvaccinated, is it time to admit the Covid-19 injections kill more people than they save?

PayPal's IndyMedia Wipeout

In the last week or so, the online payment platform PayPal without explanation suspended the accounts of a series of individual journalists and media outlets, including the well-known alt sites Consortium News and MintPress. Each received a variation of the following message:

The Battle for Control of Your Mind

In his classic dystopian novel 1984, George Orwell famously wrote, “If you want a picture of the future, imagine a boot stamping on a human face—for ever.” This striking image served as a potent symbol for totalitarianism in the 20th Century. But as Caylan Ford recently observed, with the advent of digital health passports in the emerging biomedical security state, the new symbol of totalitarian repression is “not a boot, but an algorithm in the cloud: emotionless, impervious to appeal, silently shaping the biomass.” The new forms of repression will be no less real for being virtual rather than physical.

Leaked Audio Exposes Level of Corruption in DC

If you had any doubt that U.S. politics are run by a pay-to-play system, listen to the striking commentary made by Alabama U.S. Rep. Mo Brooks in the video above. The leaked audio is from an event held in March 20221 and explains, in no uncertain terms, that seats on the most powerful committees in Congress must be bought, at a price of $1 million or more.

Kidney Disease Results so Stunning They Quashed the Evidence?

This article was previously published February 20, 2019, and has been updated with new information.

Since 1980, the American Association for the Advancement of Science (AAAS) — the world’s largest scientific society and publisher of several journals, including Science — has presented an annual award for Scientific Freedom and Responsibility to “scientists, engineers or their organizations, whose exemplary actions have demonstrated scientific freedom and responsibility in challenging circumstances.” As explained on the AAAS website:1

“The types of actions worthy of this award include acting to protect the public’s health, safety or welfare; focusing public attention on important potential impacts of science and technology on society by their responsible participation in public policy debates; or providing an exemplary model in carrying out the social responsibilities of scientists, engineers or in defending the professional freedom of scientists and engineers.

Some awardees have risked their freedom and even physical safety by their actions, while others have been honored for their advocacy and their leadership.”

Bill Seeks to Muzzle Doctors Who Tell the Truth About COVID

One of the most stunning parts of this pandemic has been the denial of basic science, and one of the most shocking developments from that has been the attack on medical doctors who try to set the record straight.

As reported by Dr. Jay Bhattacharya — professor of health policy at Stanford, research associate at the National Bureau of Economic Research and coauthor of the Great Barrington Declaration, which calls for focused protection of the most vulnerable1 — a California bill is now threatening to strip doctors of their medical licenses if they express medical views that the state does not agree with.2

34% Of Retailers Couldn't Make Rent In April, New Survey Shows

Despite the fact that consumer spending is expected to rise this year, retailers are having a hell of a time trying to pay the cost of their rising rents. 

In fact, according to a new report by Bisnow, 34% of small retail businesses were unable to make their rent in April. This number was up 6% from February, the report says, citing survey data from Alignable.

Among reasons for not being able to meet their financial obligations, retailers noted inflation, gas prices, supply chain issues, labor shortages and reduced revenues.

California legislation would allow teen vaccination without parental consent

A bill that would allow California youth ages 12 and older to receive vaccines without parental consent was advanced by state lawmakers.

Senate Bill 866 by Sen. Scott Wiener, D-San Francisco, would allow California teens to receive any vaccine that is approved by the Food and Drug Administration and meet recommendations of the Advisory Committee on Immunization Practices without the consent of a parent or guardian. The bill was advanced by lawmakers in the Senate Judiciary Committee Thursday.

Under existing law, minors ages 12-17 cannot be vaccinated without parental consent unless the vaccine is to prevent a sexually transmitted disease. Supporters of Wiener’s bill say changes to existing law are needed to reduce vaccine barriers for teens across California.

Debunking A Century of War Lies — The Corbett Report

In the modern age of democracy and volunteer armies, a pretense for war is required to rally the nation around the flag and motivate the public to fight. That is why every major conflict is now accompanied by its own particular bodyguard of lies. From false flag attacks to dehumanization of the “enemy,” here are all the examples you’ll need to help debunk a century of war lies.

The Real Black Swan of 2020: The Assault on Small Business

Most people believe the coronavirus was a Black Swan, an unexpected event of large magnitude with unprecedented consequences. But Nassim Nicholas Taleb, who coined that metaphor, disagrees. Coronaviruses were well known, though the SARS-CoV-2 strain that hit humans was new. And the pandemic wasnt unexpected. Experts had been warning of one Рthough not of the coronavirus per se Рfor some years. In 2019, the government had even conducted months-long pandemic preparation drills. Talebs annoyance is at the diminution of his coinage to a clich̩.

There was, however, a real Black Swan event in 2020, says Carol Roth in her book The War on Small Business: How the Government Used the Pandemic to Crush the Backbone of America. It was the U.S. governments reaction to the pandemic – with unprecedented decisions and a lockdown that forced people to stop working and doing business for months on end. The pandemic became a pretext for a politically motivated campaign against small businesses and individuals to hasten the consolidation of power in Big Business, Big Tech, and Big Government. That

Column: Why spend billions for Ancestry’s DNA data if you don’t plan to use it?

Why was Utah-based Ancestry purchased in December by the New York investment firm Blackstone Group for $4.7 billion?

And: What does Blackstone plan to do with that treasure trove of genetic data, which is highly sought after by drug companies, insurance firms, employers and others?

“I don’t believe for a second that Blackstone bought Ancestry simply because they love people,” Ruge said. “You don’t spend $4.7 billion unless you have a plan to make it back, and more.”

Mail-In Ancestry DNA Kits May Help Enemy to Target You, Navy's Top Officer Says

The Navy's top officer warned against using popular at-home ancestry DNA test kits this week, saying scientific advancements are making biological weapons more tailorable.

Biological weapons that can target specific groups or individuals vulnerable to pathogens or other diseases are a growing national security concern, Chief of Naval Operations Adm. John Richardson said during a Tuesday speech on nuclear deterrence in Washington, D.C.

"Be careful who you send your DNA to," Richardson said at the event, hosted by the Mitchell Institute for Aerospace Studies. "There's a number of those companies where you can go and find out what your makeup is. That's a lot of information.

"You learn a lot about yourself, and so does the company who's doing it," the CNO added.

Biden announces Karine Jean-Pierre will replace Jen Psaki as the new press secretary

BREAKING NEWS: Biden announces Karine Jean-Pierre will replace Jen Psaki as the new press secretary on May 13 when she leaves - and likely goes to MSNBC: Will be first LGBTQ person to take podium

Jean-Pierre will be the first openly LGBTQ+ person to serve as White House press secretary. She lives in DC with her partner, CNN journalist Suzanne Malveaux, and their child
Jean-Pierre will be the first openly LGBTQ+ person to serve as White House press secretary. She lives in DC with her partner, CNN journalist Suzanne Malveaux, and their child

President Joe Biden's deputy press secretary Karine Jean-Pierre will be taking over for Jen Psaki when she leaves the administration on May 13, the White House has announced on Thursday. 

The veteran communications officer lives with her partner, CNN journalist Suzanne Malveaux, and their one child. 

Louisiana, Missouri AGs file suit against Biden admin officials for 'colluding' with Big Tech

Two states with GOP leaders filed suit against several Biden administration officials whom whom the argue "pressured and colluded" with Big Tech media companies to suppress information related to the Hunter Biden laptop story, in addition to the origins of the COVID-19 virus, and security of voting via mail during the pandemic.

Among them are President Joe Biden, White House press secretary Jen Psaki and Dr. Anthony Fauci, who is Biden's top medical adviser.

The suits were filed Thursday by Attorneys General Eric Schmitt of Missouri and Jeff Landry of Louisiana in the U.S. District Court for the Western District of Louisiana. The suit alleges the officials worked with social media companies Meta, Twitter, and YouTube to censor information that was not to their political advantage.

The suit also names newly appointed leader of the Department of Homeland Security's "Disinformation Governance Board" Nina Jankowicz.

Thursday, May 5, 2022

"The Market Is Softening, Full Stop": Zillow Plunges After Company Issues Dire Housing Outlook

"The Market Is Softening, Full Stop": Zillow Plunges After Company Issues Dire Housing Outlook

It's one thing for a fringe, tinfoil, conspiracy theory website such as this one to warn (repeatedly, for months) that with mortgage rates rapidly approaching 6%, the US housing market is on the verge of a vicious collapse, as discussed articles such as these:

It's another for one of the biggest housing-market linked companies to confirm just that.

On Thursday, Zillow plunged as much as 13% in late trading Tuesday after a dismal outlook stoked investor fears that rising mortgage rates will spark the next crash in the US housing market.

The company, which last year suffered tremendous losses of more than $500 million in its home-flipping segment resulting in a record wrtide-down, projected that its internet, media and technology (IMT) segment will bring in $134 million to $169 million in EBITDA in the second quarter, according to a shareholder letter published Thursday.

While home sales usually pick up in the spring, Zillow’s outlook indicates that soaring mortgage rates and low inventory of for-sale homes will finally slow activity.

Zillow co-founder and CEO Rich Barton, played both good cop and bad cop, and in the company's press release issued a somewhat upbeat outlook: "while the housing market outlook may be choppy in the near term, today's first-quarter results, together with our strong brand, audience, and balance sheet, demonstrate how well-positioned and prepared Zillow is to forge ahead."

However, in an interview with Bloomberg, his takes was far less cheerful: “The market is softening, full stop,” Barton said, adding that the toughest macro lens is that inventory levels continue to plummet. Flat transactions would be a good year this year, and I don’t know if we’ll get there.

As Bloomberg writes, Zillow's dire outlook caps a tumultuous period during which it shut down a foray into flipping homes and shifted its focus to a “housing super app” to integrate home tours, financing, seller services and the company’s partner network.  Barton said that shuttering Zillow Offers had lightened his company’s balance sheet and left it in a better position to weather a slowing market.
“It's a great way to go into a headwind,” he said. “We can go into this headwind confidently, with our eyes focused on building out the super app.”

It wasn't all bad news: the (still) hot housing market in the first three months of 2022 boosted Zillow’s advertising business and helped speed efforts to wind down the home-flipping operation, called Zillow Offers. The company generated a total $220 million in adjusted Ebitda for the quarter. Analysts expected $156 million, the average in a Bloomberg-compiled survey. 

In hopes of preventing a stock plunge, Zillow also authorized an additional $1 billion in share buybacks, but it wasn't meant to be and ZG tumbled more than 13% after hours.


Tyler Durden Thu, 05/05/2022 - 19:27


US Intel Assisted In Sinking Russian Flagship Vessel: Officials Claim Bombshell Escalation

US Intel Assisted In Sinking Russian Flagship Vessel: Officials Claim Bombshell Escalation

Less than 24 hours after The New York Times issued a provocative report citing unnamed US officials who are celebrating that American intelligence-sharing with Ukraine's military has helped take out multiple Russian generals since the Feb.24 invasion, NBC News is out with yet another bombshell claim sourced to the deep state US intel officials. 

Amid what seems escalation after escalation, and new revelations of Washington's deepening and perhaps increasingly direct role in fighting Russia in Ukraine, NBC brings us this doozy... "Intelligence shared by the U.S. helped Ukraine sink the Russian cruiser Moskva, U.S. officials told NBC News, confirming an American role in perhaps the most embarrassing blow to Vladimir Putin’s troubled invasion of Ukraine."

Image later leaked of the April 15 sinking of the Moskva

As a reminder of just how hugely significant the claim is - and just how dangerous in terms of representing a massive escalation - the Moskva was considered the flagship of Russia’s Black Sea Fleet, had 510 crewmen on board before Neptune anti-cruise ship missiles scored a direct hit in mid-April, and was the most embarrassing single blow to President Putin's war effort of the whole conflict thus far.'

"The attack happened after Ukrainian forces asked the Americans about a ship sailing in the Black Sea south of Odesa, U.S. officials told NBC News," the report continues. "The U.S. identified it as the Moskva, officials said, and helped confirm its location, after which the Ukrainians targeted the ship." This comes after the NY Times revealed in a report the night prior that much of the intel-sharing is focused on Russian troop and equipment movements.

According to further details based on anonymous US senior officials:

The U.S. did not know in advance that Ukraine was going to target the Moskva, officials said, and was not involved in the decision to strike. Maritime intelligence is shared with Ukraine to help it defend against attack from Russian ships, officials added.

The U.S. role in the sinking has not been previously reported.

Biden admin officials in the days after the Moskva sinking had been relatively silent, possibly suggesting that they knew more about the details than their quiet public stance.

In case your wondering how WWIII starts…

— Amber Smith (@AmberSmithUSA) May 5, 2022

The April 15 event had initially also been met with lack of answers from Moscow as it attempted to deal with the crisis of its flagship missile cruiser sinking to the bottom of the Black Sea after it was hit off Odessa, and as it later said all the crew were evacuated. However some Ukrainian and Western officials said the ship suffered casualties.

It goes without saying that this fresh NBC report will be viewed by Moscow as an outrageous acknowledged escalation by Washington. The Kremlin had previously warned it would hold external countries supplying arms and other forms of assistance "responsible" - and that "decision-making" centers including Kiev would come under increased attack. Meanwhile, cruise missile strikes even as far west as Lviv do appear to be expanding this week.

Tyler Durden Thu, 05/05/2022 - 19:46


We know ‘crazy’ when we see it…


Via Sovereign Man

In 1962, a movie theater in Ohio screened a French film called Les Amants, which contained a risque sex scene.

And, simply for showing the movie, the theater’s manager was arrested and convicted of violating Ohio’s obscenity laws.

The manager appealed his conviction, and the case made it all the way to the US Supreme Court.

Fortunately for the theater manager, the Supreme Court ruled in his favor. And the case famously gave rise to Justice Potter Stewart’s standard for obscenity:

“I shall not today attempt further to define the kinds of material I understand to be obscene”, he wrote, “But I know it when I see it.”

That same standard of “I know it when I see it” applies to a lot of things when you think about it.

For example, it’s difficult to nail down a precise definition for mental incompetence. But I know when I see it— like when the President of the United States sticks his arm out to shake hands with thin air, then bumbles around stage like a lost puppy.

Similarly, we all know crazy when we see it.

For example, when AOC cackles about Socialism, Bernie Sanders praises Cuba, the media calls flaming riots “mostly peaceful”, and Nancy Pelosi makes a tiny circle with her thumb and index finger to pronounce that a multi-trillion dollar spending bill will “cost nothing”… we all know that’s crazy. We know it when we see it.

The crazies have been out recently howling against Elon Musk’s deal to buy Twitter.

The woke mob (on Twitter, of course) is outraged that a billionaire will be in control of a social media company.

Curiously they had no problem when billionaire Jack Dorsey was in control of Twitter. Or when Saudi billionaire Prince Alwaleed bin Talal was one of the largest shareholders.

It’s perfectly fine for them that billionaire Mark Zuckerberg to own Facebook, and billionaire Jeff Bezos to buy the Washington Post.

(Furthermore, no one has bothered to explain why it is so bad for billionaires to control media platforms. Are poor people the only ones qualified to own companies?)

Ironically, all Elon wants is to provide a free and open platform; Musk even said that he hopes even his “worst critics remain on Twitter, because that is what free speech means.”

But that’s not good enough for the woke mob, including Robert Reich— former US Labor Secretary under President Bill Clinton.

Reich recently published a letter entitled, “Elon Musk’s vision for the internet is dangerous nonsense.”

Think about that: free speech is dangerous, and it is nonsense.

Reich absurdly claimed “Musk has long advocated a libertarian vision of an ‘uncontrolled’ internet. That’s also the dream of every dictator, strongman and demagogue.”

Come again? Free speech and an open Internet is literally the opposite of what dictators want.

Reich even wrote that Vladimir Putin share’s Musk’s vision for transparency. Putin. A guy who built a kill-switch into Russia’s Internet infrastructure to make sure he can censor anything.

Now, crazy is difficult to define… but we know it when we see it. And Robert Reich’s comments are obviously crazy.

(The Guardian must have realized that they had published the musings of a crazy person, and they later toned down Reich’s article. But thanks to Web Archive, Reich’s original craziness did not disappear down the memory hole of the Internet.

Reich is far from alone.

MSNBC host Mika Brzezinski once mused that Elon’s growing social media influence was dangerous, because “he could actually control exactly what people think. And that is our job.”

Yes, she said that out loud (you can watch the clip for yourself): it’s HER damn job to control how people think. Bow down to your intellectual overlord!!

Once again, we know crazy when we see it. And Mika Brezezinksi is obviously crazy.

These crazies have monopolized public discourse and relentlessly waged cultural jihad on western civilization for several years.

And when they took control of the US federal government in 2020, the crazies truly thought that they had won.

It was from this arrogance that they felt confident enough to take off the gloves and unleash their full crazy show.

This is what we’ve been watching for the past two years— a full blown circus orgy of crazy. We know crazy when we see it, and we see it every day.

These crazies were put in charge of the economy, public health, criminal justice, education, and more. And the results have clearly been disastrous.

Now they’re coming up with lame excuses for their failures, like calling inflation the “Putin price hike”, as if voters are gullible enough to believe such obvious crazy talk.

We the People may be dumb… but we’re not stupid. And we know crazy when we see it.

Frankly this is why Elon’s Twitter deal is so important: as a self-proclaimed “free speech absolutist”, he wants to give crazy people an open platform to be seen and heard.

Let the crazies talk. Everyone needs to see it for themselves.

Honestly there’s virtually no upside for him in this deal. Even if Twitter somehow becomes a smashing success, it’s not like his life is going to improve.

So he’s taking a huge financial risk and sacrificing a great deal of time from his other companies, and from his family.

And for what? To make Twitter less shitty, and to give all the crazies on all sides a way to showcase their insanity for the world to see.

There’s an old saying that, in a truly free market, “the cure for high prices is high prices.”

In other words, when, say, oil prices spike, the free market compels companies to explore for more oil, drill more, and produce more. The high prices create a profit incentive for more production.

Eventually those high prices encourage so much production that the market becomes oversupplied… and prices fall. So high prices cure high prices.

Similarly, the cure for crazy is crazy.

Give the crazies a platform, let them keep talking, and watch the disaster unfold.

The more they say, the more they discredit and embarrass themselves, and the weaker they become.

It’s one of the most important reasons why free speech should prevail. No wonder they’re against it.