Jim Jordan -vs- Dr Fauci


Posted originally on the conservative tree house April 15, 2021 | Sundance | 119 Comments

Representative Jim Jordan asked Dr. Fauci when the COVID mitigation would be considered successful?  When exactly would Americans be permitted to recapture the rights the government has taken away?  What exactly are the metrics that define success?….

The essential response from Dr. Fauci was: “when I say it is.”  WATCH:

Czech Government Using COVID for Permanent Control


Armstrong Economics Blog/Eastern Europe Re-Posted Apr 15, 2021 by Martin Armstrong

COMMENT: Czech government just issued the rules for when shops and services reopen (these rules are to apply until the country goes from the current 4th stage to the 1st stage – i.e. very few “cases” and pretty much no deaths… so, forever, basically):

– respirator masks obligatory for now everywhere (incl. outside); in stage 1 (i.e. when “pandemic” is basically gone, a surgical mask will still be required in all inside places!)

– social distancing and strict limitations on how many people can gather (in stage 5 only 2 people can gather together, incl. outside; in stage 4 it’s 6 people, and in stage 1 inside 100 people will be able to be together and outside 500 max… so, even when the “pandemic” is gone, no mass demonstrations etc…hmmm); PLUS, even in stage 1 everyone will have to keep “social distance” of 2 meters in all closed spaces!

– when shops, services, etc reopen people will NEED A NEGATIVE “TEST” to enter service establishments (such as hairdressers, etc), hotels and other such tourist places, restaurants, pubs and bars, etc! Plus, these tests will need to be done every 3 to 5 days (so if you stay in a hotel for a week, you’ll need to show a test at the beginning of your stay and a new one after 3-5 days!)

– just as the customers will need a “test” certificate to enter such establishments, the staff will also have to be tested every few days (the “test” requirement is only to be dropped in stage 1… i.e. pretty much never, because they’ll always manufacture enough “cases” via mass testing)

– cultural events (theater, cinema, etc), when they reopen, will also require everyone to show a negative test certificate

– testing will also be required (as it already is) in workplaces and schools

Back in October when Slovakia introduced this forced periodic testing, I knew it was to be implemented in many/most other countries (at least in the EU). And, sure enough, now several countries are already doing the same (incl. Austria, Slovenia, now CZ, UK in certain places, some German states are running a pilot scheme too, etc).

Interestingly, the Czech rules do not at all include any stage when all restrictions will be dropped. As a minimum masks and social distancing (and limits on how many people can gather) are to stay forever, it seems.

PG

REPLY: The world monetary system is collapsing. Governments have been borrowing with no intention of repaying anything. They are using COVID to exert total control over the population in preparation for indeed the Great Reset, which is more than just BUILD BACK BETTER in a green fashion.

This is a total reset in the planning right down to what you use for money. Welcome to the Economic Ctrl-Alt-Delete

Anti-Vax War


Armstrong Economics Blog/Disease Re-Posted Apr 15, 2021 by Martin Armstrong

COMMENT: You are just a right-wing anti-vaxer.

anonymous

REPLY: I am glad you believe everything every politician ever has to say if they are on the LEFT. The FDA was supposed to be independent. The government’s role under this social contract is supposed to stand between us and corporate greed. The government has used COVID for political objectives and this is not restricted to the United States – it is excessive in Europe. On the one hand, you on the LEFT hate capitalism and despise the rich and big corporations. But somehow you support big corporations simply because your left-wing politician orders you to be vaccinated.

I neither trust Big Pharmaceutical companies nor do I ever trust what a politician says and that goes to both parties. I think you have some serious issues of bias that will lead you down a very dangerous path. Because politicians are deeply involved in this whole COVID nonsense, they cannot be trusted because a politician will NEVER admit a mistake. These vaccines could kill off 50% of the population long-term and they will NEVER admit that. They are NOT impartial and will not stand between them and us. That is not an arrangement that gets my trust.

In finance, we MUST reveal all conflicts of interest. In politics, they hide everything! And you want to risk your life, your family, and your posterity to such a system? I have no idea if there are long-term risks. Nobody does. I for one am not interested in taking such a risk and I should not be compelled to do so. There have been nearly 2,000 people who have died following vaccinations. Then those who have been vaccinated may be even more susceptible to the variants as they come. So if you want to gamble with your life simply because you hate Trump/Republicans, go right ahead. If it were Trump telling us to do this I still would not comply. And by the way, if you think wearing a shield and a mask will do anything, think again. This virus will mutate for several years to come. I suggest you dig a pit and stay inside until at least 2024

What Fools these Mortals Be


Armstrong Economics Blog/Basic Concepts Re-Posted Apr 15, 2021 by Martin Armstrong

Fauci is political and has abandoned all medical advice. Historically, herd immunity is estimated to affect 60 to 70% of the population. Even the Black Plague killed about 50% of the population, and the survivors were naturally immune. Dr. Anthony Fauci and I use that title very loosely, has constantly shifted that number upward to force people to get vaccines. What is really the objective here? It certainly has nothing to do with health when the number of deaths is 0.028% on par with the flu.

Indeed, when this fake pandemic began, Fauci tended to cite the same 60 to 70 percent estimate that most experts did. Then he raised it to “70, 75 percent” in television interviews. Then in an interview with CNBC News, he said “75, 80, 85 percent” and “75 to 80-plus percent.” Fauci has lied about just about everything, and the mainstream media would be tearing Trump apart limb from limb if he had done such a thing. Fauci need not learn how to swim, for he has clearly the ability to walk on water.

Can CNN be sued for the Blood They Have on their Hands?


Armstrong Economics Blog/Opinion Re-Posted Apr 14, 2021 by Martin Armstrong

COMMENT: Martin, I would visit my Dad in Boca and the TV would always be on CNN, but I could not hear it only read the subtitles.  I was disgusted to see the blatant propaganda and biased “reporting” which I read on screen.  As a proofreader at some of the top law firms in the US, I understood that neutral reporting did not exist at CNN.  This was during the Obama and Trump administrations.  Of course, during the Trump administration, CNN took a decided Left turn.  During the 2016 election campaign, almost every day, I would monitor the front page of the NY Times at a local newsstand.  For every two to three weeks of pro-Hillary “reporting”, there would be one day of neutral Trump reporting.  I saw that with my proofreader’s eyes and knew what was going on to my great disgust.

REPLY: I have heard from people whose father was 82 and died after four days of vaccination because they were panicked into getting a vaccine because of CNN. He died four days later. What about people whose children committed suicide because their future came to an end because of CNN’s reporting? I cannot believe all the emails from people who have suffered because of lockdowns, vaccines, and general fear instilled by CNN. Just as the First Amendment does not protect shouting “Fire!” in a crowded theater, CNN should have no protection from lawsuits because of their treachery. Even animals have been affected by these lockdowns. It was Trump who signed into law cruelty to animals was a federal crime.

In Schenck v. United States, 249 U.S. 47 (1919) it was held that if the speech is intended to result in a crime, and there is a clear and present danger that it actually will result in a crime, the First Amendment does not protect the speaker from government action. In my reading of that case, CNN has deliberately interfered in an election and has violated the civil rights of countless people. If we then look at the holding of New York Times Co. v. Sullivan, 376 U.S. 254 (1964), in order for CNN to be held guilty for a claim of defamation or libel, the First Amendment requires that the plaintiff show that the defendant knew that a statement was false or was reckless in deciding to publish the information without investigating whether it was accurate. I believe we have probable cause to take down CNN.

Crimes Against Humanity


Food Index


Armstrong Economics Blog/Agriculture Re-Posted Apr 13, 2021 by Martin Armstrong

In addition to our War Index and our Paradigm Shift Index, we are creating a Food Index based upon selected stocks. For now, keep an eye on the closing this month in our War Index. That is hovering right at the Monthly Bullish Reversal.

We are trying to provide tools free of conflicts of interest since we are not brokers in these instruments nor are we allowed to hold positions in them while providing forecasting. Such conflicts of interest are why those with such conflicts cannot be taken seriously by global institutions.

Trouble Ahead, Inflation Jumps More than Expected – Gasoline Prices Increase 9.1% in One Month, Year Over Year Inflation 2.6%


Posted originally on the conservative tree house April 13, 2021 | Sundance | 333 Comments

The Bureau of Labor Statistics highlights some alarming inflation numbers today [Link Here] that are unfortunately, not unexpected…. unless you are a liberally trained economist (most of them) and so the results are surprisingly “unexpected”.    But the actual JoeBama-nomic policy is even worse because wages increased less than inflation increased, so real wages (actual purchasing power) decreased.  That spells trouble, Trouble.

Middle-class wage earners already know this problem; you are seeing it at the gas pumps and at the grocery store.  Fuel prices are rapidly increasing and the amount of inflation in the ‘at home’ food industry (grocery store) is even more concerning.

Let me first walk through the data and then provide some forward analysis with tips to help you offset what is about to hit.

First, it is important to know that BLS price survey data lags actual prices as felt today.  The prices you are seeing today/tommorrow at the store and gas pump will not show up in the rolled-up data for over a month….  So the data released today is unfortunately far behind what you are witnessing in real time.

Gas prices rose last month by 9.1%.  The year-over-year inflation number is an alarming 2.6 percent last month.  Keep in mind that retail grocery prices are not in the inflation number, and they generally follow the same price index as fuel; so it is safe to say monthly grocery store price increases are in the 8 to 10 percent range.

Part of the reason gas and food track together is fuel and energy prices are the #2 cost within the food sector.  With packaging prices increasing; with fuel prices and distribution costs increasing; with energy prices increasing; all costs associated with food production, processing, delivery, warehousing and distribution, all end up in the final price at the grocery store.

This problem with inflation is only going to get worse as the FED gets more involved (that’s coming), because interest rates are already disconnected from the economic costs associated with business investment. [Note: the Fed said last year that it would hold its benchmark interest rate near zero, for some time, even if inflation were to rise above its preferred rate.]  JoeBama is returning us to a “service driven economy”, and that is a problem for inflation.

President Trump’s MAGAnomic (USA First) increased wages and lowered prices (deflation) {Go Deep} but hurt Wall Street.  JoeBama’s globalist policies lower U.S. wages and increase prices (inflation) but increase Wall Street (via multinationals).

Gas prices are going to keep rising because JoeBama is shutting down U.S. energy sources, blocking pipelines and using regulation to stall energy development (including refineries).  We will be back to energy dependence soon.  This process will continue driving up food prices which is really bad for the middle-class.

In the longer term, the impact of wages purchasing less means middle-class housing prices will drop as people struggle to afford mortgages.  However, the Wall Street gains will keep the upper tier real estate market less impacted.  You can see how the wealth gap is directly attributed to policy.

Trump decreased the wealth gap with policies that disproportionately (in a good way) helped the middle-class and blue-collar worker by increasing wages.  JoeBama expands the wealth gap with policies that disproportionately (in a bad way) hurt the middle-class and blue-collar worker by decreasing real wages and increasing prices.  Under JoeBama-nomics the rich get richer and the poor get more poor.

If you know that fuel and food prices are going to increase, you can take action now to plan out your home budget in an effort to offset or cope with the inflation.  Example: buy bulk items that can last longer as ingredients.  You can also save money by making your own laundry detergent, shop sales, cut coupons and be proactive in preparation for a period of large price increases at the supermarket.  Use your freezer and eat out less.

Employment is going to be an issue again.  While the current employment picture is good, it will not last into 2022.  Make a safety net now (somehow) and start thinking about your longer term expenses and how you can take action now in preparation.

I am not a doomsayer… but I can see when supply chains start to fill up because overall demand begins to stall.  We are exactly at that point.

FDA Pauses Johnson and Johnson COVID Vaccine After Six Women Developed Blood Clotting Issues


Posted originally on the conservative tree house April 13, 2021 | Sundance | 524 Comments

On April 8th the CDC said there were no issues with the Johnson and Johnson vaccine after several people reported reactions in North Carolina. [LINK HERE]

However, less than a week later the FDA is now instructing all medical providers to “pause” the vaccine as six women have developed blood clotting issues.  There have been more than seven million J&J doses administered.

WASHINGTON — Injections of Johnson & Johnson’s single-dose coronavirus vaccine came to a sudden halt in much of the country on Tuesday after federal health agencies called for a pause in the vaccine’s use following the emergence of a rare blood clotting disorder in six recipients.

All six were women between the ages of 18 and 48 and all developed the illness within one to three weeks of vaccination. One woman died and a second woman in Nebraska has been hospitalized in critical condition.

Nearly seven million people in the United States have received Johnson & Johnson shots so far, and about nine million more doses have been shipped out to the states, according to data from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.

“We are recommending a pause in the use of this vaccine out of an abundance of caution,” Dr. Peter Marks, director of the Food and Drug Administration’s Center for Biologics Evaluation and Research, and Dr. Anne Schuchat, principal deputy director of the C.D.C., said in a joint statement. “Right now, these adverse events appear to be extremely rare.” (read more)

President Trump implies the FDA relationship with Pfizer may have something to do with the decision.

What’s In YOUR Jab?


Posted originally on GrrrGraphics.com APR 12, 2021 AT 10:07 AM

If people really knew the ingredients in vaccines they’d reject the poisoned needles.

Of course, the ingredients listed in my cartoon are not concise—there are far more noxious substances I could have added—and I realize each vaccine has different variants. The mRNA jab can’t really be called a vaccine at all—it’s experimental gene therapy.

Many Americans are health nuts who exercise regularly and watch what they eat. They’d never smoke or take drugs. Yet not only are they willing to take under-tested vaccines, they are actually eager to do it. Why? Because many are obedient statists who want to do what big government and the medical industrial complex tell them to do. The mainstream media completes the brainwashing.

Just say no to dangerous vaccines.