Australians Safe from Fifth Jab


Armstrong Economics Blog/Australia & Oceania Re-Posted Nov 23, 2022 by Martin Armstrong

After taking four vaccines and failing to curb the transmission of the coronavirus, Australian health officials will not recommend a third booster shot. Health Minister Mark Butler said the Australian Technical Advisory Group on Immunization (ATAGI) admitted that a fifth dosage of the mRNA vaccine would have “minimal” effect toward reduction efforts.

Australia once had some of the strictest COVID restrictions in the world, and this is huge news. ATAGI member Allen Cheng, Ph.D., mentioned that the risk of myocarditis in younger people is troubling. “Vaccinations are beneficial and protective even for younger people but the more doses you get the less benefit you derive from them and then we start to worry about causing side effects,” Cheng said.

Butler said that new booster recommendations will be made in early 2023. Australians are not off the hook yet. Everyone over the age of 30 has been eligible for a second booster since July. The government still recommends staying “up to date” on vaccinations despite that standard constantly changing.

Monkeypox is Not the Next Pandemic


Armstrong Economics Blog/Disease Re-Posted Aug 12, 2022 by Martin Armstrong

The Biden Administration declared a public health emergency over monkeypox. This is not an airborne virus, and it is fairly difficult to catch as skin-to-skin contact is the primary method of transmission. The woke media does not want this fact released, but the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) has found that 99% of all cases were found in men, and 94% have had male sexual encounters.

Additionally, nearly 20% of gay men who fell ill admitted to having 10 or more partners in the three weeks before symptoms began. About 40% of those who fell ill reported having two to four partners, while 14% reported having five to nine partners. Around 38% admitted to participating in group sex.

This is more of a sexually transmitted disease and should be presented to the public as such. CDC guidance:

“Public health efforts should prioritize gay, bisexual, and other men who have sex with men, who are currently disproportionately affected, for prevention and testing, address equity, and minimize stigma, while maintaining vigilance for transmission in other populations.”

There is no need to stigmatize people for their sexual preferences or repeat problematic misinformation that spread during the 80s during the AIDS epidemic. However, there is no need to scare the general public into thinking that monkeypox is easily transmissible. If they care about health (they don’t), then they should be honest about the virus and educate the demographic mainly at risk.

Sleepwalking into Our Own Demise


Armstrong Economics Blog/Understanding Cycles Re-Posted Aug 12, 2022 by Martin Armstrong

COMMENT: I was there on the staff of _____________ when you were on Capitol Hill. It was Dick Army who told you he could not support Bill Archer’s retail sales tax because when the Democrats gained power we would have a retail sales tax and an income tax. I found your piece on Europe sleepwalking into its own demise. I’m sure you remember me, but it was Dick Army who said you knew about cycles and the tax reform would fail. You have been saying longer than I can remember that the euro would fail and that the WEF’s dreams were unrealistic. Now with the raid on Trump, it seems that the conspiracy theories that the DOJ, FBI, CIA, and NSA all conspired to make sure he would lose in 2020 are perhaps once again surfacing. When do the cycles point to this madness erupting?

Been reading you for years.

Thank you so much for your views.

SH

REPLY: Nothing is ever permanent. There is a cycle to everything. These people who think that they can remove Xi in China and Putin in Russia and the people will rejoice and celebrate American troops marching down the streets of Moscow and Bejing in some ticker-tape parade are not just unrealistic, they are the instrument of our destruction. This was the same theory behind removing the dictators in the Middle East. They just talk to each other and convince themselves that their ideas are correct and then act on them. I warned back then that it was a different culture and deeply divided in religion. They wanted to believe they were right and refused to listen to any opposing view. This is the very same thing. Anyone familiar with history knows that there will be no smooth transition and you cannot control the advancement of technology. Only CURIOSITY and FREEDOM provide that key element and Klaus Schwab is a control freak and he thinks he can direct his 4th Industrial Revolution. He will destroy the world economy just as the central planning did in Russia.

We have entered a very dangerous era. There is no better example from history than that of the fate of Julius Caesar. I explore you to read Anatomy of a Debt Crisis. This is the key to the background of even why Caesar crossed the Rubicon and why they assassinated him. He too was draining the swamp. This is also why they are attacking Trump everywhere they can. You have democratic AGs in states trying to put him in prison. This is all about desperately trying to prevent his return. What they do not understand, was the fact that I had been asked to try to talk Trump out of running in 2024 and if I would advise DeSantis. I declined. But the point was that the Republicans did not want Trump to run for they thought he was too controversial. This raid on his house has now caused a rally to his side. Now the people KNOW he is not one of them in Washington. Even many Republicans have been silent about this raid.

It is true that Julius Caesar crossed the Rubicon on January 10, 49 BC (49.02) to purge the corruption in the Republic, but corruption resurfaced. Because he forgave his enemies, they conspired and assassinated him on the Ides of March 44 BC (44.20), just 4.82 years later (250.6 weeks, 62 months). That resulted in another civil war. Even Brutus issued coins announcing roundly that he killed caesar on the Eid Mar (Ides of March 15th). This shows his delusion that he really thought the people would cheer him, but he was wrong. He and the other assassins fled Rome for the people did not support the Senate which was too corrupt as we now have in Washington.

Following the defeat of Mark Antony and Cleopatra at the Battle of Actium in 31 BC, because Cleopatra was trying to use sex to conquer Rome, the people even turned against Mark Antony. Octavian became emperor officially with the title Augustus on January 16, 27 BC (27.04) after the defeat of Egypt. The coins issued by Octovian proclaimed Egypt was Captured – not that they defeated Mark Antony since he was a Roman.

The Julian Claudian dynasty ended with the death of Nero on June 9, 68 AD (68.43), lasting 95.47 years in its entirety. Thus, there is never a permanent new era. There are cycles to everything, and forming the EU was also not something that would endure for 1,000 years and more than the Julio-Claudian Dynasty of Rome. This is also true of the United States. We have run the course for a Republic and we will face tremendous upheavals in the years ahead into 2032. There is even a risk that there may not be a 2024 presidential election. That would mean a collapse of the Constitutional government. Yet there are also people suggesting that Pelosi flew to Taiwan because Biden will step down and Harris would step aside meaning that Pelosi would become president until the end of the term in 2024.

There are many fools who really think this New World Order will magically unfold and the dreams of Schwab will be realized at last. There is absolutely NO evidence one may find from history that would EVER suggest that there will be an orderly transition to some new economic system. It has NEVER happened even once in 6,000 years of history. The sanctions imposed on Russia that justified confiscating private assets have not just violated international law, it has divided the world economy and put an end to globalization. By any way we slice this, the foundation of Western ethics and economy has come to an end. We must begin to prepare for a new form of government post-2032. We are indeed sleepwalking into our own destruction of everything that was built post-WWII.

Australia’s Rental Crisis


Armstrong Economics Blog/Australia & Oceania Re-Posted Jul 18, 2022 by Martin Armstrong

Renters across the globe are in a bad spot as housing has become unaffordable. The situation is particularly bad in Australia where rentals have reached a high not seen since 2009. As of March, the average rental was A$600 per week, surpassing the mid-2018 high of A$550. The is not enough supply to meet demand.

Housing availability dropped by nearly 50% from December 2021 to March 2022. The situation worsened once borders reopened as visa holders and tourists re-entered the nation. The vacancy rate, according to the CBD, has declined to 1.5% after peaking at 5.7% during the pandemic.

Some estimate that the “economic time bomb” of under-investment in affordable housing will cost taxpayers A$25 billion per year by 2051. Housing All Australians founder Rob Pradolin believes this figure is closer to A$110 billion, and believes a $55 billion investment could deliver a 2:1 cost-benefit ratio. At least 2 million Australian low-income households will be under “housing stress” by 2051. That is an optimistic forecast.

Similar to America, the UK, and many other nations, shelter inflation has caused housing costs to become one of the biggest budget expenses.

Prime Minister Scott Morrison has been accused of being out of touch by suggesting Australians simply buy a house. That is simply not possible for many, especially after the government-imposed lockdowns and shuttered countless businesses during COVID. Morrison has suggested allowing people to access their super (similar to pensions) early in order to purchase a home. Superannuation Minister Jane Hume said that this would result in rising home prices. Labor leader Anthony Albanese also criticized the plan by calling it a desperate “attack on future savings” and future generations. “If you take super away from people, then you’ll have higher deficits and bills from the government in the future,” he told reporters.

Oddly enough, Mr. Morrison vacated his own home, branded “Squat Morrison,” after losing the election to Albanese and taking his time leaving the property.

Unfortunately, Albanese has a worse plan in mind. Low-income residents will have the opportunity to buy a home, with the help of Big Brother government. The government will pay between 30% to 40% of total housing costs for 10,000 buyers annually. Instead of paying back the banks, the people must pay the government back if they can afford to do so.

You will own nothing and be happy.

Australian eSafety Commissioner Tells Word Economic Forum Audience It is Time to Recalibrate Free Speech


Posted originally on the conservative tree house on May 23, 2022 | sundance 

Australian eSafety Commissioner Tells Word Economic Forum Audience It is Time to Recalibrate Free Speech

May 23, 2022 | sundance | 274 Comments

Australia has an eSafety Commissioner named Julie Inman-Grant.  While delivering remarks to the World Economic Forum summit in Davos, Switzerland, she outlined a new on-line era where free speech would need to be “recalibrated,” and the ability to be free from something called “on-line violence.”  WATCH:

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For the past several years we have noted a progressive, totalitarian, shift in speech, specifically a redefinition of the word “violence.”  Speech the leftists do not like, they call violence; and violence the leftists support, they call speech.   As a result, the overlay of a newly recalibrated on-line world for speech and violence would be modified accordingly.

Speech the Big Tech consortium would define as against their views would be considered on-line violence and thus controlled by the governmental guardians of the internet like the eSafety Commissioner.  As you can see in the video below, “violence” now includes their perception of something happening on a metaphysical level. An emotional impact.  They have a spiritual avatar that they feel the drive to defend from the viewpoints of the Others.

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Australia Election – COVID Knucklehead Scott Morrison Out, Climate Change Knucklehead Anthony Albanese In


Posted originally on the conservative tree house on May 21, 2022 | Sundance

After allowing the various state premiers to brutalize the citizens in each of the states with catastrophic COVID restrictions, mandates and compliance regulations, the conservative Prime Minister of Australia, Scott Morrison, has lost his feeble attempt to win reelection.

Australia has replaced Morrison with Labour party candidate Anthony Albanese.  The COVID dictator is out, and the Climate-Change dictator is now installed.  Good luck Australia.

(Via MSM)  […] “We hand over this country as a government in a stronger position than when we inherited it when we came to government (in 2013),” Morrison told a gathering of Liberal supporters in Sydney late Saturday night.  He said it had been a “privilege to lead this great party and lead this great nation” but that he, as leader, would “take responsibility for the wins and the losses”.

“As a result I will be handing over the leadership at the next party room meeting, to ensure that the party can be taken forward under new leadership,” he said.

“It’s a night of disappointment … but it’s also a time for coalition members and supporters all across the country to hold their heads high. We have been a strong government. We have been a good government. Australia is stronger as a result of our efforts over these last three terms.”  (read more)

(Via Politico) – […] Opposition leader Anthony Albanese will be sworn in as prime minister after his Labor party clenched its first electoral win since 2007.

Labor has promised more financial assistance and a robust social safety net as Australia grapples with the highest inflation since 2001 and soaring housing prices.

The party also plans to increase minimal wages, and on the foreign policy front, it proposed to establish a Pacific defense school to train neighboring armies in response to China’s potential military presence on the Solomon Islands on Australia’s doorstep.

It also wants to tackle climate change with a more ambitious 43 percent reduction in greenhouse gas emissions by 2050. (read more)

The biggest winners…