Green Premiums have helped solar power plants—like this one near Copiapó, Chile, shown in July 2017—become cheaper sources of energy than fossil fuels Jamey StillingsIDEASBY BILL GATES JANUARY 22, 2021 12:08 PM ESTGates is an entrepreneur and philanthropist and a co-founder of Microsoft. He is a co-chair of the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation and founder of Breakthrough Energy. He is the author of How To Avoid a Climate Disaster, to be published Feb. 16.
Icame to focus on climate change indirectly—through the problem of energy poverty. In the early 2000s, I learned that about a billion people didn’t have reliable access to electricity and that half of them lived in sub-Saharan Africa. (The picture has improved since then, though today roughly 860 million people don’t have electricity.) In remote villages, Melinda and I met women and girls who spent hours every day collecting firewood so they could cook over an open flame in their homes. We met kids who did their homework by candlelight.
I thought about our foundation’s motto—“Everyone deserves the chance to live a healthy and productive life”—and how it’s hard to stay healthy if your local medical clinic can’t keep vaccines cold because the refrigerators don’t work. And it’s impossible to build an economy where everyone has job opportunities if you don’t have massive amounts of reliable, affordable electricity for offices, factories and call centers. I began to think about how the world could make energy affordable and reliable for the poor. But the more I learned, the more I came to understand the dilemma of energy and climate change: although the world needs to provide more energy so the poorest can thrive, we need to provide that energy without releasing any more greenhouse gases. In fact, we need to eliminate our emissions, all the way to zero.
The climate is like a bathtub that’s slowly filling up with water. Even if we slow the flow of water to a trickle, the tub will eventually fill up and water will come spilling out onto the floor. That’s the disaster we have to prevent. To stop filling the tub—to get to zero—we have to understand everything we do to cause emissions. Did you brush your teeth this morning? The toothbrush probably contains plastic, which is made from petroleum, a fossil fuel. If you ate breakfast, the grains in your toast and cereal were grown with fertilizer, which releases greenhouse gases when it’s made. They were harvested by a tractor that was made of steel—which is made with fossil fuels in a process that releases carbon—and ran on gasoline. If you had a burger for lunch, as I do occasionally, raising the beef caused greenhouse-gas emissions—cows burp and fart methane—and so did growing and harvesting the wheat that went into the bun. In short, fossil fuels are practically everywhere.
Some sources of emissions, like electricity and cars, get lots of attention, but they’re only the beginning. The biggest contributor to climate change is manufacturing—making things like steel, cement and plastic—at 31% of global emissions. Second in line is producing electricity, at 27% of emissions; after that comes growing things like crops, at 19%. Transportation comes in fourth, at 16%, followed by the emissions from heating and cooling buildings. These percentages are less important than the overall point: any comprehensive plan for climate change has to account for all the activities that cause emissions, and that’s much more than making electricity and driving cars. Unless you’re looking across all five areas—how we plug in, make things, grow things, move around, and keep cool and stay warm—you’re not going to solve the problem.
It’s also crucial to understand how much getting to zero will cost. Right now, the primary reason the world emits so much greenhouse gas is that fossil- fuel technologies are by and large the cheapest energy sources available. In part, that’s because their prices don’t reflect the environmental damage they inflict. In other words, moving our immense energy economy from “dirty,” carbon-emitting technologies to ones with zero emissions will cost something. These additional costs are what I call Green Premiums. For example, the average retail price for a gallon of jet fuel in the U.S. over the past few years is $2.22. Advanced biofuels for jets, to the extent they’re available, cost on average $5.35 per gallon. The Green Premium for zero-carbon fuel, then, is the difference between these two prices, which is $3.13. That’s a premium of more than 140%.
During every conversation I have about climate change, Green Premiums are in the back of my mind. Once you’ve figured Green Premiums for all the big zero-carbon options, you can start having serious discussions about trade-offs. How much are we willing to pay to go green? Will we buy advanced biofuels that are twice as expensive as jet fuel? Will we buy green cement that costs twice as much as the conventional stuff? I mean “we” in the global sense. It’s not just a matter of what Americans and Europeans can afford. We need the premiums to be so low that everyone will be able to decarbonize. That’s the solution to the dilemma of providing affordable energy for everyone without causing a climate disaster. Green Premiums help us answer questions like these:
Which zero-carbon options should we be deploying now? Answer: the ones with a low Green Premium, or no premium at all. In the U.S., electricity is a good example. The Green Premium is the additional cost of getting all our power from non-emitting sources, including wind, solar, nuclear power, and coal- and natural-gas-fired plants equipped with devices that capture the carbon they produce. Changing the entire U.S. electricity system to zero-carbon sources would cost roughly 15% more than what most people pay now. That adds up to a relatively low Green Premium of $18 a month for the average home, and it’s due largely to substantial drops in the cost of solar infrastructure over the past decade. Europe is similarly well situated.
These low Green Premiums mean that renewable energy sources like solar and wind can play a substantial role in getting the U.S. and Europe to zero. In fact, we need them to. We should be deploying renewables quickly wherever it’s economical to do so, and building the infrastructure to let us make the most of them—things like power lines capable of carrying clean electrons from wherever they’re created to wherever they’re needed.
Unfortunately, few countries are as lucky as the U.S. in this regard. They might have some sun but no wind, or some wind but little year-round sun, or not much of either. And they might have low credit ratings that make it hard to finance big investments in new power plants. So, they’ll have to get their electricity from other zero-carbon options.
Here’s another question the Green Premiums can answer: Where do we need to focus our research and development spending, our early investors and our best inventors? Answer: wherever we decide Green Premiums are too high. For example, advanced bio-fuels cost 600% more than the bunker fuel that cargo ships run on. No shipping business is going to voluntarily raise its fuel costs by that much.
In cases like this, there’s an opening for new technologies, companies and products that make it affordable. Countries that excel at research and development can create new products, make them more affordable and export them to the places that can’t pay current premiums. Then no one will have to argue about whether every nation is doing its fair share to avoid a climate disaster; instead, countries and companies will race to create and market the affordable innovations that help the world get to zero.
There’s one last benefit to the Green Premium concept: it can act as a measurement system that shows us the progress we’re making toward stopping climate change. What would it cost to use the zero-carbon tools we have now? Which innovations will make the biggest impact on emissions? The Green Premiums provide the answer by measuring the cost of getting to zero, sector by sector, and highlighting where we need to innovate.
Leaders around the world will need to articulate a vision for how we can lower the Green Premiums and make the transition to zero carbon. That vision can, in turn, guide the actions of people and businesses. Government officials can write rules regarding how much carbon that power plants, cars and factories are allowed to emit. They can adopt regulations that shape financial markets and clarify the risks of climate change to the private and public sectors. They can invest more in scientific research and write the rules that determine how quickly new products can get to market. And they can help fix some problems that the market isn’t set up to deal with—including the hidden costs that carbon-emitting products impose on the environment and on humans.
In the U.S., states can play a crucial role in demonstrating innovative technologies and policies, such as using their utilities and road-construction projects to drive technologies like long-duration storage and low-emissions cement into the market. And cities can do things like can buy electric buses, fund more charging stations for electric vehicles, use zoning laws to increase density so people travel less between work and home, and potentially restrict access to their roads by fossil-fuel-powered vehicles.
But you don’t have to be a politician or a policymaker to have an impact. If you’re a voter, you can hold your elected officials accountable for having plans to reduce Green Premiums and put us on a path to zero. As a consumer—or someone running a business—you can also send a signal to the market that people want zero-carbon alternatives and are willing to pay for them. When you pay more for an electric car, a heat pump or a plant-based burger, you’re saying, “There’s a market for this stuff. We’ll buy it.”
With the threat of climate change upon us, it can be hard to be hopeful about the future. But as my friend Hans Rosling, the late global health advocate and educator, wrote in his amazing book Factfulness: “When we have a fact-based worldview, we can see that the world is not as bad as it seems—and we can see what we have to do to keep making it better.” When we have a fact-based view of climate change, we can see that we have some of the things we need to avoid a climate disaster, but not all of them. We can see what stands in the way of deploying the solutions we have and developing the breakthroughs we need. And we can see all the work we must do to overcome those hurdles.
Re-Posted from Adapted from How to Avoid a Climate Disaster: The Solutions We Have and the Breakthroughs We Need by Bill Gates, publishing on Feb. 16, 2021 by Alfred A. Knopf, an imprint of the Knopf Doubleday Publishing Group, a division of Penguin Random House LLC. Copyright © 2021 by Bill Gates.
Armstrong Economics Blog/Migration Re-Posted Jan 24, 2021 by Martin Armstrong
Well, besides Wall Street moving to Florida, so are Hollywood stars. Sylvester Stallone listed his LA mansion for $130M heading to Florida. Everyone knows I like sports cars and I had bought a BMW I8. I went to a rather famous restaurant in Tampa, Berns Steak House which takes often months to get a reservation. When I pulled in, they came running over to my car and when I got out, they were very disappointed. I knew that Tom Cruise also had an I8 but I didn’t realize he moved down the road from me.
Traffic has clearly gotten worse lately. So please! Those coming to Florida, try the East Coast.
Armstrong Economics Blog/Socialist Re-Posted Jan 23, 2021 by Martin Armstrong
QUESTION #1: You do not think QAnon is real?
QUESTION #2: Please Mr. Armstrong,the alternative media is going bazurk with all sorts of crazy talk!Now they claim the US is a Corporation that Trump dissolved last year, and Biden is now president over the District of Columbia, not over the US?!?C
ANSWER: This new claim that Biden is not the President because Trump dissolved the corporation is just crazy. This is a Psychological operation (PSYOP) but it is intended to identify people who they will track and then target for imprisonment as Domestic Terrorist Act. I have stated many times that you have to be careful because the opposition in politics will always infiltrate and create false theories and narratives. That is why I am cautious about conspiracy theories. This is the standard operational procedure. Please do not buy into this being some secret military operation that will come back and somehow bring in Trump to save the day. They were swearing Trump was going to be sworn in by 11 AM and Biden would be arrested.
I do not believe there is any legitimate Q and mislead people who hope for something that is not to be. There was no way Trump would have called in a military coup because he actually had an old-fashion belief in America. This guy Simon Parks I believe perhaps was deliberately misleading people which contributed to the siege on the Capitol giving people the false idea that they were on the right side and supported by the military or he is just delusional. I do not know which! Given his claims with aliens, I am not sure how people could have taken this guy seriously, to begin with.
Just look at Operation Trust which was a counterintelligence operation of the State Political Directorate (GPU) of the Soviet Union. They pretend to be part of the opposition to actually mislead people and disrupt the opposition to ensure they will become disoriented and easily conquered. Operation Trust was established by GPU’s predecessor Cheka, It was in full operation between 1921 to 1926. They created fake anti-Bolshevik resistance organizations just like the Q today. This was the strategy to identify real monarchists and anti-Bolsheviks. In Russia, this Q equivalent was called the Moscow Municipal Credit Association (see New Lies for Old).
Look, this is all a clever ploy to smoke-out people who they think would participate in a revolution. Do not listen to this nonsense. Trump was defeated! He is not staging some secret military coup. While our model warns that there will be rising civil unrest and that there will be the risk of a revolution, that may not take place until AFTER there is an international war that these people are pushing because they see that to succeed in their climate change war, they must conquer the entire world. We have had Bill Gates declaring to defeat COVID, he must vaccinate the entire world. That is absurd. So if COVID does not go away, then we blame the countries that did not vaccinate?
Communism fell because it is unsustainable. There was no military confrontation. The West did not defeat Marxism by invading. The system is unsustainable – PERIOD! What these people are doing is highly dangerous for they have employed the very same tactics they did to take over Russia. There is no military coup and Trump did not dissolve the United States. They are doing this to identify those people who are their enemies.
Others have written in asking what is going on in the gun world. Ammunition prices are skyrocketing. This began with the Black Lives Movement and it has continued with the election and will continue because of the trial of Trump. What used to sell for 20 cents a round is now going for $1-$1.30 a round and is limited at that price. There is a lot of concern that Biden will try to eliminate guns. But this trend was set in motion by the riots.
Armstrong Economics Blog/Revolution Re-Posted Jan 23, 2021 by Martin Armstrong
Re-Posted from GrrrGraphics.com JAN 21, 2021 AT 9:06 AM
It was fortunate for Biden that there were thousands of troops at the capitol for his swearing in ceremony. If they had not been there it would have been a starkly empty sight. Similar to his campaign appearances, few people showed up. That’s because China Joe is not popular with Americans regardless of party affiliation. Sleepy Joe’s campaign trail mostly took place in his own basement. He knew the election would be rigged in his favor, so he didn’t have to expend an inordinate amount of energy on winning the hearts of voters.
Trump pardoned foul-mouthed rappers but failed to pardon Assange and Snowden. That’s disgraceful. Julian Assange is a real journalist who heroically made us more aware of Hillary’s corruption. Yet she wasn’t locked up. The Swamp wasn’t drained. The Swamp will now retain power permanently and try to drain us. We can’t vote them out because our voting system has been compromised. There’s no sense in voting for Trump’s “Patriot Party” until we get rid of the mail-in ballot abuse as well as the computer voting. We need to stick to paper ballots and voter ID at polling stations.
Regardless, we now have to deal with a very corrupt Biden who is already undoing all the good Trump accomplished. The lying corporate media are gushing over Biden and his cabinet picks. Many Democrats such as Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez and Michael Moore are eager to pursue a purge of Trump’s followers. They want strip us of our jobs, our remaining freedoms, and send us to reeducation camps. That’s what communists do. They love sending their enemies to gulags.
Look for Biden and his party of totalitarianism to continue their compromise of conservative free speech. There will also be false flags leading to gun confiscation. He will push for mandatory vaccination. It’s not a pleasant situation. We conservatives can’t depend on politicians, the military, or the courts to help us. If we are to restore the Republic then we must first stop hoping that someone else will save it for us. To even have a chance we must first stick together and save ourselves. We are the patriots in charge.
Tina’s Take- Remember Biden and the rest of the traitors looked like they were at a funeral yesterday.
Biden’s inaugural speech was extremely low energy. Watch this video of a body language expert’s analysis and make up your own mind. Why wasn’t everyone happy? They “won” right?
“The Crime Has Been Completed”
No matter what happens, we will never give up. Hold the line. This is just the beginning..why would Trump KEEP saying “The Best is YET to Come”
Do your own research. AND keep the faith!
Armstrong Economics Blog/Markets by Sector Re-Posted Jan 22, 2021 by Martin Armstrong
The market will come to a decision probably in Feb/March about just how crazy Biden will get. The greatest fear is they will pump up the numbers of COVID to justify a national lockdown following the WHO and Europe which is really all about crushing the economy for the purpose of Build Back Better green. That means they will DELIBERATELY destroy jobs and there lies the decision of capital and where to flee. We are already starting to pick up capital flows from Europe into China buying Chinese debt yielding 3% which is attractive against negative yields in Europe.
Despite Biden’s claim of inclusion during his inauguration, he has immediately set out to reverse everything Trump ever did. He instantly removed Trump’s list of Accomplishments that were on the White House site. I had to use the Way Back Machine to retrieve them. That is not something any other president has even done.
Then Biden authorized a secret hidden message in its HTML code on his WhiteHouse.GOV site. It simply said for anyone who would look at the HTML code: “If you’re reading this, we need your help building back better. https://usda.gov/apply” Following that secret code led me to their application.
- Construction at the Border Wall has STOPPED.
- Illegal Immigrants will be counted in the United States Census.
- The Keystone Pipeline has been CANCELED → thousands of jobs will be destroyed.
- Rejoined the World Health Organization that helped China cover up their terrible handling of the Coronavirus.
- Reversed the travel ban to keep radical terrorist groups out of the United States.
- Imposed negative COVID Test on all persons traveling to USA
Then Biden says he will defeat the NRA which defends the 2nd Amendment. The NRA has suddenly discovered that anyone on the LEFT’s hit list better get out of any Democratic state. The NRA was trying to move to Texas and a New York judge refused to dismiss the case by the States of New York against them. That declaration has a real panic going in in the arms industry. However, his first day went on a rampage to reverse everything Trump did. Counting illegal aliens in the census increases the Congressional seats to represent people who are not legally allowed to vote! This seems to benefit California and creates more Democrats but they really do not represent the illegal aliens. The civil unrest has not subsided in Portland. The extreme left is rioting against Biden already.
Then at the Janet Yellen confirmation for Treasury Secretary, the questions included taxing unrealized capital gains. That sent the cryptocurrencies into crash mode. This is effectively a wealth tax which means that there is no point in investing. That would cause such a collapse in the stock market that the one good thing would be to watch how much Gates, Zuckerberg, and Dorsey lose in the blink of an eye. I seriously doubt that even the conservative Democrats would vote for that. Anyone with 10% of a brain would pull their donations to the Democrats.
All eyes are on Biden right now and he signed an executive order appointing Jeffrey D. Zients as the official Covid-19 response coordinator who will report to the president. He is supposed to put in an effort to “aggressively” gear up the nation’s response to the pandemic. That has capital in fear right now. The order also restores the directorate for global health security and biodefense at the National Security Council. Biden is doing his best to outright reverse whatever Trump had done which included disbanding that element in addition to withdrawing from the UN’s WHO. Of course, they are painting Trump as evil, but in fact, corruption at the WHO is legendary. It was Ronald Reagan who first withdrew from the WHO which was mysteriously restored by Bush Sr because he was a career politician as it was suspected. Trump withdrew and no Biden, another career politician, is restoring this agency when the head of it is not even a medical doctor. The number of flu cases is minimal because everything is being attributed to COVID.
Worse still, Biden also put Anthony S. Fauci in charge of the U.S. delegation to the WHO’s executive board. Fauci’s ties to Bill Gates who is the #1 donor to the WHO after Trump cut off its funding demonstrates that Gates is still in charge and his Build Back Better is the marketing slogan put out for world leaders from the World Economic Forum. Any hope of independence has evaporated on the first day. If Biden adopts Gates’s idea of blocking the sun, we have to do something. I would suggest that dimming the sun is probably grounds for international war since Gates and Biden cannot make such a decision for the entire world. When the people realize they traded Trump for Gates, I think they will have second thoughts in 2022.
The WHO already previously came out and tied climate change to COVID. We need to keep an eye on Gates and the WHO along with John Kerry and just how far will they push the climate change agenda using the virus to shut down the economy to reduce CO2. Gate is already out there claiming that Climate Change is far worse than COVID.
The WHO is outright joining the virus with climate change. This is absurd for a health organization and it is demonstrating the corruption in the WHO. This pandemic has destroyed so many jobs, but it has also ignited a massive migration out of New York City.
Biden has also moved to a national mask mandate, which would most likely fall to a legal challenge as unconstitutional. There is no evidence that masks even work and the manufacturers clearly state that they will not prevent disease. Nevertheless, Biden is requiring also social distancing and the wearing of masks on all federal property and by all federal employees. He is also starting a “100 days masking challenge” urging all Americans to wear masks and state and local officials to implement public measures to prevent the spread of the coronavirus.
All of this chaos is a 180-degree turn in politics that is very hard for the financial markets to take into account. Our models suggest that we are probably going to see a decisive move come Feb/March.
Posted originally on the conservative tree house on January 21, 2021 by Sundance
One of the bigger issues never fully grasped by many Americans was President Donald Trump’s restraint in relation to the power of the federal government under the guise of COVID-19 action. No president in our lifetime was ever more reluctant to weaponize the opportunity to expand government; Donald Trump stood the gap.
CTH warned since last summer of the ramifications if a leftist group used COVID-19 to expand federal power over peoples lives and livelihoods. Today, JoeBama’s team has unleashed a series of TEN EXECUTIVE ORDERS fully weaponizing the opportunity.
(2) Executive order on COVID school safety, weaponized the Dept of Education. Leverages federal funds, grants. Supports the education labor union effort. Exactly as expected.
(3) Executive order creating COVID-19 Health Equity Task Force. Weaponizing the HHS takeover; the Secretary of Agriculture, the Secretary of Labor, the Secretary of Housing and Urban Development, the Secretary of Education, the Administrator of the Environmental Protection Agency. Again, exactly as predicted.
(4) Executive order using National Health Crisis as a security threat. Weaponizing the Secretary of State, the Secretary of Defense, the Secretary of Health and Human Services, the Secretary of Homeland Security.
(5) Executive order taking over National Guard. The domestic terrorists need a category within the health emergency. The isolation and detainment camps need security. “Support of Operations or Missions to Prevent and Respond to the Spread of COVID-19. (a) The Secretary of Defense shall, to the maximum extent feasible and consistent with mission requirements (including geographic proximity), request pursuant to 32 U.S.C. 502(f) that all State and territorial governors order National Guard forces to perform duty to fulfill mission assignments.”
(6) Executive order taking control of travel. “The Secretary of Labor, the Secretary of Health and Human Services (HHS), the Secretary of Transportation (including through the Administrator of the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA)), the Secretary of Homeland Security (including through the Administrator of the Transportation Security Administration (TSA) and the Commandant of the United States Coast Guard).
You can read the rest HERE.
There is a COVID-19 virus; however, COVID is not more dangerous than all other flu-like viruses that impact the respiratory system. COVID-19 is very manageable and doesn’t carry a higher fatality rate. [Usefulness As A Narrative]
Why is COVID-19 being disproportionately hyped as such a dangerous threat, when the reality of the statistical danger is much less than the intense level of hype?… That is the key question.
The answer is… social changes under the guise of COVID-19 mitigation, are the entry point for the goals and aspirations of the political left on a national and global scale. COVID-19 is a virus, but also a very important political weapon, and we are about to discover exactly what the purpose of the hype is all about. What follows will help understand; and when you encounter the fear it will help to reconcile what people cannot figure out.
Joe Biden is an avatar; a political pawn; a cognitively declining guy who has no idea what is happening around him. The people behind the Biden campaign, those in real control of what this is about, have not hidden their goals and aspirations. These are not stupid people. They are scheming, conniving, ever-planning, ever-manipulating & Machiavellian types within the political system; lusting for power, influence and affluence.
What they are planning to do is weaponize COVID-19 to attain ideological objectives. This is why they hyped the fear within it for almost a year. Nothing within their plan requires the approval or consent of any representative body in Washington DC. COVID is the tool to “fundamentally change” the way the United States exists.
On October 23rd, those behind the Biden campaign dropped all pretense, openly having their candidate state publicly his intention to control the lives of all Americans using the authority of a weaponized federal government to advance national COVID-19 regulations.
As you watch this video from Biden’s campaign it is important to remember state government officials have already moved to define “essential businesses” and “essential workers” during the forced shut-downs. That is going to become a bigger issue downstream; however, for now just watch closely what Joe Biden is saying here:https://www.youtube.com/embed/x6PZxRXZsvs
The Dept of Transportation would be the agency enforcing a national interstate transit mask requirement. However, don’t focus on the DoT part of what he was saying… that’s only one creek… Instead focus on the downstream use of all federal regulatory agencies and how they align within a Federal COVID compliance network… that’s the river.
Think about the Dept of Agriculture (SNAP/food stamps), the Dept. of Labor, the Dept of Education, the Occupational Health and Safety Administration (OSHA), Housing and Urban Development, Health and Human Services, Dept of Labor, Dept of Energy and how they would join with the DoT to create the aggregate raging river of regulation.
Think about the federal government using mandates for enforced national COVID-19 compliance rules. Think about USDA (Dept of Agriculture) and OSHA federal inspections for social distancing (etc) in all businesses, not just restaurants.
Think about the COVID-19 regulatory and compliance system and what political beneficiaries stand to gain.
Think about the Dept of Education using COVID to restructure the way education is taught and the downstream regulations on charter schools and non-compliant educational systems that do not meet the ideological objectives of the master control plan.
Think about how the Dept. of Labor (complaint division) can be weaponized against political opposition based on arbitrary inspections under the guise of employee health and safety…. using federal COVID compliance rules.
Think about required days off for the entire employee base if a single infection is identified in the workplace. Paid days off…. funded by Federal Government. Think about how that changes the income dependency dynamic.
Think about the larger Green New Deal (goals and objectives), and then contrast those objectives while aligning an overlay map of how federal COVID mitigation rules can be applied as a back door to the EXACT SAME objective.
Far beyond masks…. Workspaces being forced to be redesigned. New rules on labor density. New rules on labor/manufacturing and office proximity. New rules on uniforms. New rules on hand-washing stations. New rules on sick pay, shift hours, time-off when a COVID infection is detected in the workplace.
Think about everything from rules on surfaces, to rules on packaging, to rules on ALL business operations as an outcome of federal regulatory policy under the guise of CVOID-19 mitigation. OSHA, Labor, Agriculture, Transportation, Energy, Education, Housing, Health and Human Services, and even federal building permits… the entire regulatory system and compliance network.
Think about Housing and Urban Development (HUD) having new rules about dwellings and complexes for housing grants. Population density; the need to move into the suburbs and the confiscation of private property to “ensure the common safety” of the citizens.
If you think this is fear-mongering, I want to to evaluate that cynicism while contemplating this recent example from California:
Think about those types of business regulations applied on a National level…. and then, as seen in prior Democrat administrations with IRS etc, think about them also being enforced through the prism of political affiliation.
Think about how states that refuse to participate will be cut off from federal grants and funding for college tuition, Medicare and/or medicaid reimbursement, etc. etc.
Think about what happens to Main Street USA?
Think about companies on the NASDAQ or national companies on the stock-market?
Think about how those USA-specific federal COVID compliance regulations apply when considering U.S. business operations -vs- just taking operations overseas without those worries.
Think about who in Washington DC then takes control of what types of business interests are allowed to operation…. who determines the winning and losing.
Think about how Federal COVID-19 regulations can be used to put the multinational corporate world back (the globalists) on their former financial pathways, even without TPP and TTIP trade deals.
[Every domestic regulation weaponized against Main Street USA is a win for the Wall Street multinationals.]
Think about how much China and Europe would love to see our economy knee-capped in a Biden regulatory stranglehold; essentially achieving the same objectives as the Paris Climate Treaty.
Think long and hard about how far the tentacles of achieving the Green New Deal can extend under the auspices of federal COVID-19 mitigation.
Remember, those who are working on this don’t care about the middle-class and they have not for decades. The visibility of the ‘rust belt’ is the reference. This is about government bureaucrats using their DC power-base to control trillions in economic value and sell their ability to influence the winners and losers to the highest foreign bidder.
Look at what blue states have already done to seize power and control. Now think about that same manipulative intent spread throughout the entire country by weaponizing federal agencies with advanced regulation.
That should start to frame the reference point going forward. Remember, within totalitarian states religion is a risk… the assembly for religious worship is always considered a risk to by those who demand control over free-thought and lives.
The national legislative priority will be entirely focused on retention of that power system by generating an entirely new form of congressional representation. New states, new senators, new election systems, and funding for the needs of the executive…. that will be the focus of the facilitating legislative branch.
Those behind the executive branch; those controlling Joe Biden; will harness and weaponize the power. The legislative leftists will attempt to ensure the new systems they create under the guise of COVID-19 are never in a position to be withdrawn.
Why? – Why all of this effort?… why such extremes?… Follow the money, it’s always about the money. The globalist ideology is worthless without money. Wall Street’s Rick Santelli knows, he’s watching the second deployment of an identical playbook.
So when your friends ask why, talk about ‘why‘. The weaponization of COVID is the ongoing crisis that will facilitate government solutions. As the American people resist the bait represented by the COVID crisis, those who need to weaponize it will keep turning up the pressure until they have full totalitarian control…
Despite the majority of American’s being happy about the U.S. energy independence created by President Trump, it is adverse to the interests of Wall Street and Big Government to lose justification for U.S. troops in the middle-east.
Remember, the vast majority of money into the bank accounts of politicians, their families and bureaucrats within the Deep State, comes from foreign governments.
From their DC perspective: all systems/processes that increase U.S. global influence are good; any policies/processes that reduce U.S. global influence are bad.
Rasmussen – “On his first day in the White House, President Joe Biden signed an executive order blocking further construction on the Keystone XL Pipeline project. Most voters disagree with Biden’s decision.
A new Rasmussen Reports national telephone and online survey finds that only 36% of Likely U.S. Voters think it is a good idea to cancel the Keystone XL Pipeline that would transport oil from Canada to the U.S. Fifty-one percent (51%) of voters say canceling the pipeline is a bad idea, and 13% are not sure. (To see survey question wording, click here.)” [source]
Armstrong Economics Blog/BigTech Re-Posted Jan 21, 2021 by Martin Armstrong
QUESTION: You have had billions. Why did that not make you as insane as Gates, Soros, Zuckerberg, and Dorsey?
ANSWER: BigTech sees the power to overthrow the banks. They have promised worldwide that they want everyone in the banking system to end paper money, which is over 1 billion people (just read the IMF). Gates was raised and indoctrinated by his father that the world is doomed unless you somehow create mass genocide legally. Soros likes the control of Communism and thinks he can achieve world peace by creating one government, as was the case behind the Iron Curtain. He even helped round up Jews to be executed and has no problem living with that.
I really do not know the answer. Perhaps it was simply that my objective was to try to figure out how the world functioned rather than to try to reshape it into my personal ideal vision. Other than Soros, all the others made money from equity. They are not traders, so they never were humbled by the market forces. When you are a trader, yes, I was dealing with billions. But you have to separate that from reality. There were plenty of times I would do a few billion in trades that day and then go out to dinner, and the bill would be maybe $200. You separate the trading from the daily expenditure by not looking at it as money. I would just look at it as phone numbers.
I did an interview in Munich, Germany. I was asked how I could advise on trillions of dollars. I explained I never thought about how much I was dealing with. I just looked at what had to be done and did it. She explained I was the largest adviser in the world and that she could not find someone else who could do such a job at that size. They would think about the money and became too afraid to act. She told me she interviewed a top brain surgeon who had to retire. She said she discovered the same attitude. Once he realized that the slightest mistake would cause the patient not to talk or walk again, he could not do the job.
Trying to be objective, I mentally separated myself from the decision. When I look at Soros, I went up against him many times and saw that he was simply on board with everyone else. There was group trading, and they would assume that their size could force a result. I traded against the club all the time. That is why they hated me and accused me of manipulating the world, theorizing that I had greater influence than all their money combined. I understood how markets functioned, whereas they tried to make markets function as they desired.
From my perspective, Dorsey, Zuckerberg, and Gates simply made money from an invention. They lack total comprehension of society or the economy. With no connection to the real world, they simply have become egomaniacs whereby they are drunk with what they perceive is unlimited power. This is precisely the actions of Dorsey caught by Project Veritas on video.
Dorsey may be pretending he is trying to stop violence, but he is really doing this to be able to expand into banking. In censoring everyone like Hitler and Stalin, he is encouraging violence because that becomes the ONLY solution when (1) courts refuse to act, and (2) you suppress people controlling the press and even their ability to communicate. This is what I mean that they have ZERO understanding of history or what makes the world really function. They are inviting their own demise; you can bet they will all become targets by people who have lost everything and will lash out, as is always the case. There are over 300 million people out there.