Do We live in a Brave New World?


Posted originally on the Academy of Ideas on June 28, 2021

In 1900 Aldous Huxley wrote the book Brave New World in 1932 in response to the technocratic movement that had been stated in the 1920’s in the United States. This movement was based on the principle that only scientists and engineers were capable of running the world. That movement is the main driver of what is going on today. In 1958 Huxley wrote The Brave New World Revisited where he wrote that he was more worried then then he was in 1932.

Patrick M. wood took up the battle against the technocratic movement in 1970’s picking up what Huxley left him in 1958 and published an excellent book on the subject in 2015 titled Technocracy Rising The Trojan House of Global Transformation. That book is a must read is you are going to try to understand what is going on today.

Dr. Fauci Didn’t Need Gain of Function Research to Launch the COVID-19 Pandemic: He Launched it Through Misinformation


Posted originally on TrialSite News by Dr-Ron-Brown on January 19, 2022

Dr. Fauci Didn’t Need Gain of Function Research to Launch the COVID-19 Pandemic: He Launched it Through Misinformation

Note that views expressed in this opinion article are the writer’s personal views and not necessarily those of TrialSite.

Dr. Ron Brown – Opinion Editorial January 19, 2022

“Pay no attention to that man behind the curtain,” (From the Wizard of Oz: Pay no attention to that man behind the curtain). Like the Wizard of Oz, the more Dr. Fauci fends off attacks over involvement of the U.S. National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases in funding gain of function research, claimed by others to have contributed to the COVID-19 pandemic, the more he hides his culpability in other critical pandemic-related matters. Listening to Fauci’s self-righteous indignation as he spars with congressional representatives is similar to watching the classic 1939 movie, “Do not arouse the wrath of the great and powerful Oz! Do you presume to criticize the great Oz, you ungrateful creatures? The great Oz has spoken!”Subscribe to the Trialsitenews “COVID-19” ChannelNo spam – we promise

As we approach two years from Dr. Fauci’s appearance before U.S. Congress in March 2020, the great and powerful Fauci continues to evade responsibility for his role in launching a massive response to the coronavirus pandemic by providing Congress and the public with misinformation.

Pull back the curtain (good dog, Toto!), and you will find a befuddled, grey-haired public health bureaucrat struggling to convince the public at the start of the pandemic that the coronavirus was 10 times more deadly than the flu. Like a magician performing a card trick, Wizard Fauci dazzles his audience by flashing epidemiological numbers before them. Of course, it doesn’t hurt to have the levers of federal power and access to the most powerful media on the planet to project the thaumaturgy.

Dr. Fauci Magic Show

Ladies and Gentlemen: Here we have the case fatality rate of the coronavirus—the CFR, last measured at about 2-3% in China. That means 2 to 3 percent of the reported cases in China died. 

‘What about the unreported coronavirus cases in China,’ you ask—the mild and asymptomatic infections that were never reported as cases? ‘How many of those people died?’ That number is called the infection fatality rate (IFR). No one knows that number, because it hasn’t been measured yet. 

But no problem; watch the great and powerful Wizard Fauci magically pull a make-believe IFR out of the thin air! How about 1%? That sounds good enough, right? Who would question the great and powerful Fauci?

But Dr. Fauci never called his made-up number an IFR. He simply magically turned the 2-3% CFR from China into a number, 1%, that just happened to be ten times higher than the true IFR of influenza, which is 0.1%.

Presto! The coronavirus is 10 times more deadly than the flu!  So, you think you will find your answer in congressional pursuits leading to Wuhan? Think again. Try your inquiry somewhere closer, and easier to home. 

Fauci’s misinformation is explained in detail by this author here: Public Health Lessons Learned From Biases in Coronavirus Mortality Overestimation – PubMed (nih.gov).

China’s President Xi Begs the Fed Not to Ease Rates


Armstrong Economics Blog/World Trade Re-Posted Jan 20, 2022 by Martin Armstrong

Chinese President Xi Jinping has a request for Federal Reserve Chairman Jerome Powell — do not raise interest rates. “If major economies slam on the brakes or take a U-turn in their monetary policies, there would be serious negative spillovers. They would present challenges to global economic and financial stability, and developing countries would bear the brunt of it,” Xi said during the virtual Davos meeting.

The Fed indicated that they will gradually raise rates this year after failing to combat inflation through artificially low rates. Rates have been low for quite some time and “slamming the breaks” isn’t exactly the situation here. Poor countries risk facing a spike in debt repayments, but that is likely not Xi’s main concern.

Xi realizes that China will be forced to abandon easing policies when the Fed raises rates. China is burdened with debt, namely in the real estate sector, and developers such as Evergrande cannot currently climb out of its financial grave. China’s GDP fell to 4% year-on-year in Q4 2021 and advanced only 1.6% on a quarterly basis. The People’s Bank of China cut rates by ten basis points on Monday, but they’re going to need to change their strategy once the Fed does.

Capital will begin to flow from China to the US once it becomes an increasingly attractive place to park money. If America decreases the demand for imports, Chinese exports will feel the brunt of the burden. China heavily relies on its top trading partner, with over $463 billion entering the US through November.

“We will build a unified, open, competitive and orderly market system where all businesses enjoy equal status before the law, and have equal opportunities in the marketplace,” Xi said. Well, that is not how the world economy functions. The Fed will not abandon domestic interests in favor of foreign ones and Powell knows he needs to act soon to control runaway inflation.

AOC Survives Omicron Despite 99.9% Survival Rate


Armstrong Economics Blog/Politics Re-Posted Jan 20, 2022 by Martin Armstrong

Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez (AOC) contracted COVID while partying during her Florida vacation and enjoying the freedoms she denies to her own supporters. I have been waiting for her to comment on her ailment as she would undoubtedly say something stupid, and of course, she did not fail to disappoint.

The seemingly physically healthy 32-year-old who has been vaccinated three times miraculously survived omicron despite the 99.9% survival rate. The drama queen of politics posted three images of herself online pretending to recover at home. Her lingering symptoms seem to be a closer infatuation with communism with a nod to the coming push for N95 masks.

“As of today I am thankfully recovered and wrapping up quarantine, but COVID was no joke. For a while I've noted the term 'mild' is misleading when the bar is hospitalization and death. Even "mild" cases can result in long COVID, which includes a range of conditions like cognitive impairment, POTS, & chronic fatigue. This isn't to be a downer or induce fear, just a reminder that we need to be careful (N95s in crowded indoor spaces like stores) and if you do get it, it's key to care for yourself and REST,” the politician stated.

The former bartender went on to state that the “collective good is our best shot through our greatest challenges,” and urged the public to disregard “rugged individualism and the bootstrap propaganda we’ve been spoon-fed since birth.” She fully discredits the American dream of individual creativity and motivation that spurs innovation to advance society.

"If you've noticed, much of the emphasis of media conversations on COVID are individualistic: wear a mask, get vaccinated to protect *yourself,* go back to work even w/ symptoms bc *you're* "fine" (even if you're not)… Individualism is inadequate for planetary forces like climate change or global pandemics, no less societal ones like healthcare, economic inequity and racism. But WE, as a collective, can confront them. In a world of MEs, let's build team WE."

Team we? No thanks, comrade. AOC clearly has never opened a history book or seen the aftermath of life after socialism or communism. She would not be prancing around the Met Gala with the wealthy elite or drinking at drag bars in her idealized Marxist utopia. AOC’s unoriginal ideas come directly from Marx and Engels:

“Individuals always proceeded, and always proceed, from themselves. Their relations are the relations of their real life-process. How does it happen that their relations assume an independent existence over against them? and that the forces of their own life become superior to them? In short: division of labour, the level of which depends on the development of the productive power at any particular time.” (Karl Marx and F. Engels, German Ideology, 1846)

I thank “Not The Bee” for this funny tidbit. Communist leaders do appear to love their dogs:

Boris Johnson Unmasks the UK


Armstrong Economics Blog/Disease Re-Posted Jan 20, 2022 by Martin Armstrong

UK Prime Minister Boris Johnson is aiming to win back favor by announcing the end of all plan B COVID restrictions that were imposed in December when omicron emerged. Beginning on January 26, those in the UK will no longer be forced to hide behind a mask. “From tomorrow we will no longer require face masks in classrooms and the Department for Education will shortly remove national guidance on their use in communal areas,” Johnson told the Commons on Wednesday.

Johnson stated that the government will continue to suggest facial coverings, but will FINALLY “trust the judgment of the British people and no longer criminalise [sic] anyone who chooses not to wear one.” Allowing the people to take back control of their health and lives is a small request that certainly helps boost Boris’ declining approval rating. As always, the rules can change at any minute, but the UK is finally on the right path in terms of COVID mandates.

Proctor and Gamble Announce Another Wave of Retail Price Increases


Posted originally on the conservative tree house on January 19, 2022 | Sundance | 155 Comments

Proctor and Gamble makes a variety of familiar products under various brand names.  As we noted last October, we were awaiting details on a predictable next wave of retail price increases for products in the chemical and household cleaner segment.

Today, P&G announced an average price increase to retailers of 8% on their laundry products (Tide, Gain, etc.) effective with the next fulfillment of supplier purchase orders.  On the liquid detergents, that’s an average increase well over $1 per bottle…. YIKES.

(VIA CNN Business) – It’s going to cost you more to wash your clothes. Procter & Gamble (PG) said Wednesday that it was raising prices by an average of about 8% on retail customers next month for its Tide and Gain laundry detergents, Downy fabric softener and Bounce dryer sheets.

[…] “Transportation and labor markets remain tight. Availability of materials remain stretched,” P&G CEO Jon Moeller said on an analyst call Wednesday. “In some categories and in some markets, inflationary pressures are broad-based with little sign of near-term relief.” P&G makes many of the most recognizable brands in US homes, such as Gillette, Charmin, Bounty, Pampers and Crest.

[…] Moeller said P&G has raised prices on all 10 of its product categories in the United States and told retailers Tuesday it will be increasing prices on some personal health care brands in April, although he didn’t specify which ones. (P&G makes Metamucil, Neurobion, Pepto-Bismol and Vicks.)  (read more)

OCTOBER WARNING – The wholesale prices of products into the system that end up at the retail level is still through the roof.   In a major way, this is being driven by massive increases in energy costs throughout the entire supply chain.

This is going to get even uglier.  Even if wages jumped in price 5% overnight (single month), which would be a large increase in wages, those wage increases are nowhere near enough to deal with this level of price increase at a consumer level.   A nickel more per dollar earned is futile against a loaf of bread costing $1 more, or gasoline at $4.00/gal.

Do what you can do now to start preparing your weekly budget in ways you may not have thought about before.   Shop sales, use coupons, look for discounts and products that can be reformulated into multiple meals or multiple uses.   Shelf-stable food products that can be muti-purposed with proteins is a good start.

Consider purchasing the raw materials for cleaning products and reformulate them yourself to avoid these massive increases in petroleum costs.  Most working families use laundry detergent, and that cost is going through the roof with no signs of slowing down.

♦ EXAMPLE – Several years ago, a dear friend showed us a method for making laundry detergent at home along with a bucket.  After using this for several weeks (and then making it) I was stunned at how simple, cost-effective, and good it works. Not only does it save big $$, but it works better than, or at least as good as, Tide or any other high-priced name brand product for literally pennies on the dollar.

What You’ll Need: {check your local store’s laundry aisle}

  • 1/2 Cup: Arm & Hammer Super Washing Soda {not Baking Soda}
  • 1/2 Cup: Borax {you might be able to print a coupon here}
  • 1/3 Bar of Fels-Naptha Soap {Mark the bar in thirds before using}
  • Bucket {3 gallon size }
  • Empty laundry detergent containers or bucket with lid to store detergent.

How to make:

Use small cheese grater to grate 1/3 bar of Fels-Naptha Soap over large pot or saucepan…

  • Add 6 cups of water.
  • Heat over medium-high until soap dissolves and melts.
  • Add 1/2 cup Washing Soda & 1/2 cup Borax, and stir until dissolved.
  • Remove from heat and set aside.
  • Pour 4 cups hot water into bucket, then add Soap Mixture.
  • Stir well, then add 1 Gallon + 6 Cups of additional water. Stir.
  • Transfer to a bucket with a lid, or pour into empty laundry detergent containers.
  • Set aside, and let it sit overnight, or up to 24 hours, to thicken and gel up.  It will likely turn into a gel overnight.
  • Consistency and color will vary depending on your soap & water ~ it may be lumpy and watery ~ kind of like a watery gel, but it works great!
  • Stir or shake before each use, as it will continue to gel.

How Much Will it Cost?

This recipe makes a low-sudsing detergent, and remember, it will turn to a liquid/gel after it settles, so you will need to shake the container before use. You can also pour it into a spray bottle to use as a pre-spot treatment. The 3 ingredients will make at least 3 batches and will last a long time.

I would not present this idea if it did not work exceptionally well, as this was one of the most useful tricks I learned to stretch a budget that really does save money and work even better than high-priced laundry detergents.   The homemade detergent even removes hard soils and red clay stains from clothing remarkably well.

We are all in this together!

British Prime Minister Boris Johnson Drops Vaccine Passport and Mask Requirements from U.K


Re-posted from the conservative tree house on January 19, 2022 | Sundance | 258 Comments

The majority of people in the U.K. have been very fortuitous in that their Prime Minister, Boris Johnson, was caught in a scandal of partying with his cabinet while the COVID lockdowns were in place.

That weight of “party-gate” meant Johnson needed the support of the British people in order to remain in office. In order to get the support of the people, Johnson is now removing all government COVID restrictions upon them.

The COVID passports, mandated mask requirements – including in schools, and all of the government dictates surrounding COVID have been removed.

The British people are essentially free to live again.  WATCH:

A shift to commonsense, or just a politically necessary move that coincidentally helps the British people?  You decide.

Corn Pop Slayer Says It’s Okay if Russia Just Takes a Little Bit More of Ukraine, But Not Too Much


Posted originally on the conservative tree house on January 19, 2022 | Sundance | 223 Comments

The incoherent mess of jumbled marbles occupying the oval office told everyone today that it’s okay if Russia takes a little piece of Ukraine territory, but not too much – or else it’s curtains for Putin, or something.  WATCH:

Forget Putin for a moment, imagine how Chairman Xi views this against the backdrop of Taiwan.

Longer segment of the response below:

December Report from Long Beach Shows Port Handling Less Cargo in December Than When Biden Announced Expanded Port Operations


Posted originally on the conservative tree house on January 19, 2022 | Sundance | 53 Comments

When Joe Biden took to the microphones in October to announce, “a series of public and private commitments to move more goods faster, and strengthen the resiliency of our supply chains, by moving towards 24/7 operations at the Ports of Los Angeles and Long Beach,” the supply chain objective was to increase the productivity of the ports.  However, data released for November [SEE HERE] and now December, show exactly the opposite.

Transportation Secretary Pete Buttigieg visited both ports recently.  Both ports, along with Oakland, also made the arriving ships remain further offshore than when the October announcement was made.  They are hiding the ships.

For some unknown reason the Port of Los Angeles (POLA) has delayed reporting of December; but the Port of Long Beach (POLB) just released their data {LINK}.  What the statistics show is that less cargo is being handled now, than it was when the 24/7 port operations announcement was made:

The purpose of telling the ships to await their port time in a queue farther offshore is transparent.  The Biden administration wants to give the illusion they eliminated the bottleneck of container ships.   Out of sight is out of mind.

Operation ‘Hide the Ships’ allows the administration to make claims about port efficiencies and increased productivity that are abjectly false.  The data from the two months after the announcement shows less container offloading and onloading happened in November and December than happened in the prior month of October when the new initiatives were announced.

Many of the high-end canned cat foods (wet foods) come from Thailand processing, and we are told they are sitting in containers offshore right now.

Port of Long Beach – […] Trade was down 7.5% in December compared to the same period in 2020 with 754,314 cargo container units moved. Imports declined 11.7% to 358,687 TEUs. Exports dropped 13.9% to 113,918 TEUs, while empty containers climbed 1.5% to 281,709 TEUs. (link)

NBC Reports the U.S. Trucker Vaccine Mandate Scheduled for January 22nd May Collapse Supply Chain for Food and Auto Parts


Posted originally on the conservative tree house on January 19, 2022 | Sundance | 269 Comments

Perhaps the mainstream media is starting to wake up.  NBC is now reporting that cross-border auto parts and food shipments may start being disrupted as the trucker vaccine mandate begins.  Approximately 60 to 75% of all U.S. truckers are not vaccinated.  The cross-border vaccine mandate for American truckers begins January 22nd as part of the Dept of Homeland Security protocol.

In October DHS announced:

…”beginning in early January 2022, DHS will require that all inbound foreign national travelers crossing U.S. land or ferry POEs – whether for essential or non-essential reasons – be fully vaccinated for COVID-19 and provide related proof of vaccination. This approach will provide ample time for essential travelers such as truckers, students, and healthcare workers to get vaccinated.” (link)

The Canadian trucker vaccine mandate began January 15th, the U.S. mandate begins this weekend, January 22nd.  Given the scale of out of season fresh fruit and vegetable shipments from South and Central America, as well as Mexico, we can anticipate serious issues in the food supply chain.  The NBC article highlights trade with Canada, but that’s miniscule when compared to the trade we get from Mexico.

(Via NBC) – […] The U.S. mandate, announced in October, requires all essential foreign travelers, including truck drivers, who cross U.S. land borders to be fully vaccinated. Essential nonresident travelers had been able to enter the U.S. during the pandemic regardless of their vaccination status, in part so as not to disrupt trade and to give them more time to get vaccinated.

The forthcoming mandate follows one that went into effect in Canada last week that prohibits unvaccinated truckers from crossing into Canada from the U.S.

[…]  The border restriction will make the automotive supply chain issue worse, said Doug Betts, president of the global automotive division at J.D. Power, a data and analytics company focused on the auto industry. He noted that auto parts come from all over the world and one obstruction in the chain can significantly slow or stop production.

“By the time you map out the supply chain, it’s just a spider web going everywhere,” he said.

“I would be surprised if there are any (U.S.) cars that don’t have at least one Canadian-based part. Canada is a pretty important part of auto manufacturing,” Betts said. “Any part that doesn’t arrive or if there’s something wrong with it, you can’t build it. There’s more points of failure.”

[…]  In Michigan, Brian Hitchcock, owner of MBH Trucking LLC, said he expects his freight transportation company to lose 40 percent in revenue because only five of his 30 drivers are vaccinated, leaving the others ineligible to haul diesel exhaust fuel back and forth from Ontario, Canada, to Michigan.

And it’s all because we can’t cross the border,” he said. “It’s affecting every sector of what we use in this country.”

Hitchcock, also the interim executive director of the Michigan Trucking Association, said he’s spoken with 15 other trucking companies who have about 400 drivers, 75 percent of whom are unvaccinated.  (read more)

One example below.

Current Canadian potatoes in deep chill storage.

[SOURCE – United Potato Canada]

80 million hundred weight (CWT) is essentially 8 million tons.  Article on excess potatoes without shipment HERE.

Good luck moving 8 million tons of potatoes without truck drivers.