Tag: coronavirus

Mar 23, 2020; COVID 2019, Code RED -COVIDidiots – Stay isolated !



“The hologram of capital that was not really there dissolves before our eyes. That capital, you understand, was our notion of how wealthy we used to be, like, five minutes ago. And now the capital, the money, the mojo of modern life is going-going-gone. The hologram was projected by a fantastically hypercomplex hologram machine jerry-rigged with frauds, swindles, and false promises to pay tomorrow for that proverbial hamburger today. The people running it left the robots in charge and went off to frolic with the likes of Jeffrey Epstein, speaking of the profane. Then, the hologram machine broke and the iridescent image just plumb flickered out.

James Kuntsler

DO YA GET IT NOW???????

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Isolation


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“Honestly, the lyrics are more intelligible than anything the President has said about the virus so far.”

Sources

Heres the beginnings of a List of Info Sources:


Move along…

No change. Our North American gooberments scramble as they try to contain this shitstorm.

We can just sit and think about it. Some even seething at whats going on. Seething because this was all so unnecessay. We should have been on top of it 6 weeks ago. But we weren’t. So we isolate, waiting for a sign it has abated and we can come out of our little rabbit holes to whatever is left.

Stay Strong, Resilient and virus free.

“ There’s a concept of economy and efficiency. You should have just enough beds for what you need tomorrow. You shouldn’t prepare for the future. Right? So the hospital system’s crashing. Simple things like tests which you can easily get in a country South Korea, you can’t get here.

So the coronavirus, which should be controlled in a functioning society, is going out of hand here. We’re just not ready for it.

What we’re good at, what our leaders are good at, and have been very good at for the last 40 years, is pouring money into the pockets of the rich and the corporate executives while everything else crashes.”

Noam Chomsky

Mar 19, 2020; COVID 2019, Code RED – …”We’ll do whatever it takes (to save our rich buddies)”



How is that capitalism? To have the government artificially suppress interest rates so that companies can borrow money for below free-market rates, use it to manipulate their own share price, and then when it comes crashing down, then the government bails them out. There is nothing about this that is anything like capitalism. These are not free markets. These markets are rigged by the government.

Peter Schiff

The latest from Dr. Chris.
Looking ahead.

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Move along…

Yeah its pretty shitty looking.

But you know your purpose: stay healthy, continue working your prep plan, keep your head up, eyes ahead.

Mar 18, 2020; COVID 2019, Code RED – … “unravelling the damage will be long-term and extremely destabilising.”

This graph shows the similarity of the increase in countries overlaid from first instance of COVID-19.
It also shows the countries who had the best response and how their numbers began to taper off.
Canada and US trajectory on straight flight to moon.

Click here to see interactive chart

“Epidemics, have a way of revealing underlying truths about the societies they impact”

Anne Applebaum

“There are lessons to be learned within the coming weeks from public health to medicine to human interactions. Let’s hope that we can cooperate with one another in order to keep the hive alive.”

Julian Vigo

Wanker Bankers
An excellent overview said as plainly as possible.
From about 10 yrs ago.

“The market’s final euphoric top wasn’t driven by economic reality, phenomenal growth expectations, accelerating corporate profitability or rising consumer incomes and discretionary spending. Nope. The only real driver was the continuing expectation/belief Central Banking Authorities would continue to juice the market and distort prices the way they’ve been doing since they stumbled on monetary experimentation, QE and NIRP since the last crisis. 

Now we know they were not a cure. They were hits of monetary addiction. 

Just how dangerous we will shortly find out – just how damaging the unintended consequences the last eight years of market distortion have been. I suspect unravelling the damage will be long-term and extremely destabilising.

Bill Blain

Self Care


Options/Ideas

  • From The Plague Doctor to Plague Culture by Julian Vigo
  • What if we know When? by Bill Blain.
  • The Coming Bailout Is a Moral Failure by Franklin Foer. “Congress has leverage to rebalance the economy, but so far, it isn’t using it.”
  • The Coronavirus Called America’s Bluff by Anne Applebaum. “The United States, long accustomed to thinking of itself as the best, most efficient, and most technologically advanced society in the world, is about to be proved an unclothed emperor.”
  • Margin Call. by Ben Hunt. “It’s about whether your process empowered you – whether systematically or intuitively – to recognize when the world of risk and cross-asset relationships your models represented wasn’t the world at all, but a cartoon.” Wordy, a bit of a head scratcher but the concept is sound. We have been living a cartoon.

I have been attempting to show how unchecked greed has been the root cause of all that ails us. Truths we knew for sure, blatantly exposed as lies. But still we want happy answers. To have the onion layers peeled back is incredibly difficult to deal with.

  • Its a difficult task when people who just managed to pull their head from betwixt their butt cheeks start with WTF am I supposed to do now? Buy Toilet Paper at all Cost!!!!
  • It’s a difficult task when you have to consider the complexities of our life. Trying to grasp financial concepts in a day or two is tough. Your solution dear Fab Four, is to sit down and take 4.5 hours and watch the Crash Course. You’ve the time don’t you?? What the hell are you watching? The Price is Right? Oprah? Consider it a multi-layer removal device. A wrench for your head from your ass.
  • Its a difficult task when the avg person is scrambling.

Watch as our own governments give more money to corporations who do not deserve it: they expanded and borrowed without considering the risks, they performed sleight of hand business using share buy backs, they leveraged themselves using cheap money to make more money. They made shitty choices, AGAIN.

If we are going to borrow from the future to pay off yesterdays debts, how about giving the money to the people not the corporations. Let the dead blood sucking parasites die, and the new blood move in.

After all, if we live in a capitalistic society, shouldn’t they be judged by those rules rather than making us poor schleps pay for their screw ups??? Cause bailouts are SOCIALISM? aren’t they? Even worse CORPORATE SOCIALISM!

Call it what you want. It’s the rich bailing out the rich. Just because they went to the same private schools, attended the same clubs and generally greased the wheel for each other?

Stay the course! Nothing to see here! Move along!

If we are going to solve any of the immediate and long term GTBs coming at us, we have to stop the madness of continuous growth on the back of the average person, to the benefit of a small percentage (1.0% = oligarchs) . Check out the definition page for some more info. Its time you understood what these words mean.

As this unReality TV show implodes in front of our eyes, it’s critical to remember what’s important;

  • You are the only one who has immediate interest/control over things that will secure you in the short term.
  • You started by preparing with food, cleaning supplies etc. Continue to do so on a daily basis.
  • The best tool to fight the pandemic is not to get it. Stay strong on this as others won’t get it. Social isolation, hand washing, no face touching.
  • Stay positive, but be alert.
  • STAY RESILIENT!

And for those of you who are looking for some hope, wrong site. I might have been giving some out 8 yrs ago. Now not so much. Because if we can’t deal with a simple pandemic, how to deal with Climate Change, Biosphere Collapse and the impending Oil Shock? They haven’t gone away.

Here’s your hope for today. Get to work.

Mar 17, 2020; COVID 2019, Code RED – … Rhyming Couplets that mean nothing.

I’ve heard 3 stories in the past 24 hrs of business inventories being cleaned out.
I would like to suggest that toilet paper is not that important.

“We have lived through a time of unprecedented affluence, and we have seen it as normal, and told ourselves we deserved all of it, that we are entitled to what it has given us. But it’s over, and it will be no more, nor will it ever return in our lifetimes. If we are to live in a functioning society in the years to come, we will have to share much of our riches, and we will have to find out how to be fulfilled with much less material wealth. If we don’t, our societies will collapse, and we will lose that wealth regardless. But looking around me, I see little hope that we will do all these things before it’s too late. It you don’t volunteer to share, the difference in wealth between you and your own children’s generation will become so glaring that they will come and take it away from you.

An era is over. We have been the last of the affluent, the carefree and the innocent. Not that we’re really all that innocent, mind you, it was all just pretense all the way, many millions of people have died for our affluence. We just never told ourselves their life stories. They will be our stories soon.

Are you now ready to fight in the streets, to protect your family, to share your meal with the hungry? It’s not about being a leftie, or a softie, and I certainly am neither. It’s about survival. It’s about being smart enough to read the world you live in. The model of the nuclear family will die with the affluence. It’s never been but an aberration. You will, like your ancestors before you, need your family, your friends, and your neighbors.

Life itself is about to come calling.”

Raúl Ilargi Meijer, 2008

“As the potential and existing economic and political disruption sinks in, everyone comes with their own re-inventions of the wheel. Predictable behavior. The US and UK can still stumble their way towards a worse outcome than necessary, but Italy no longer has such freedom. They made their big mistakes a few weeks ago.

And as politicans get measures, supplies and treatments wrong, they still have room left for gigantic mistakes is responding to economic consequences. Stuck as they may be bewteen the 2-3 weeks they tell you this will last and the many months they say it will.

Unless someone stops them real soon, they will spend, trillions this time, bailing out banks and large companies that only exist to a large extent because they were bailed 12 years ago as well, and let the people rot away. But then, who are the main campaign contributors?

Raúl Ilargi Meijer, 2017

Time to wake up to the fact that pouring $1.5 trillion into big banks and big business is business as usual. Which got us into this mess.
We are bailing out the sociopaths that were bailed out in the last financial crisis.
Who coincidentally are the biggest donators to politicians.
Stop this insanity.

Self Care


Options/Ideas

  • Nine Thoughts On COVID-19 And What’s Coming. by Caitlin Johnstone. Read this. I found her about a year ago. She has a scintillating intellect and writes important stuff. Bookmark her
  • Covid-19 Helicopter Money: Go Big Now or Go Home by Charles Hugh Smith. Another insiteful writer. He’s been a regular for over 5 years. Bookmark him
  • Things Have Changed. by James Kuntsler. He changed my world view back in 2008 with his book The Long Emergency. Read it. Hes been hung up on gender politics and US political stuff recently, but he occasionally comes back to his strength, the long emergency. Bookmark him.
  • This Is How the Coronavirus Will Destroy the Economy. by Ruchir Sharma. This financial crisis is a direct result of low interest rates abused by governments and corporations. All justified by Voodoo science “economists; Zombie companies, share buybacks, humongous bribes to politicians under the guise of contibutions, neo-liberal thinking in general ; everything counter to sound money management. And now we are being told that its imperative that we bail them out again. Nope.
  • As Coronvirus Grips the US, Americans Get a Taste of Life Under Sanctions. by Alan Macleod. “Crippling shortages, travel restrictions and overwhelmed medical services will give Americans a taste of what it is like for the millions of people living under US sanctions worldwide.”

Prepare for whats next in a rapidly changing world.

Don’t freeze, you can do this.

Stay strong.

Stay healthy.

Mar 16, 2020; COVID 2019, Code RED – …and you thought last week was bad

The slow, too small, and too narrow sought-after responses don’t merely reflect being in a fog of information gaps. The speed and aggressivenesses of the lockdowns, and their drastic impact make the broad outlines all too clear. Our supposed leaders are in a fog of denial. They cannot fathom that so much of what they had come to accept as the normal and proper operation of our system will crumble if radical action isn’t taken soon, yet that very radical action will also result in changes they deem inconceivable, or worse, aesthetically unacceptable.

Yves Smith

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Not much to do but sit and watch in horror as the layers of the fake-world-view are peeled off to display what actually is going on.

I’m sitting here awaiting the open of the US markets to see if dropping interest rates and pouring a shit ton of money into it will save the worlds financial system. Still not a lot of attention to the Peeps.

Consider this week our “Neo, awakening moment”.

Stay healthy. Strong! Resilient!

Don’t have much choice.

Mar 15, 2020; COVID 2019, Code RED – …Adjustment Reactions


Important insights to everyone who is suddenly aware of COVID-19.
Watch it.
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Options/Ideas/SelfCare

I believe that this health/financial crisis is morphing quickly into a Deeper Depression (as in worse than the 1930’s Depression). I don’t believe that we will come through this and be unchanged. Lots to consider, and I’ll post some more on this.

We need to consider long term concepts: income, food, security, community, tons more. This is getting really shitty.

Plan on getting thru the next 2-3 months. By mid May we should be in the peak of infections with the resultant chaos. All the more important to stay healthy during this time. Prepare for an extended duration that could be for years ahead.

The better idea still appears to be to NOT catch it. Keep your immune system strong. Don’t panic, but stay alert. You need to balance your own considerations/plans and understand that you will have to hand-hold not only you, but family and friends.

Its a hard pill to swallow if you just woke up to this. Unfortunately or fortunately those that know are simply better informed/prepared and positioned. Its time everyone knew. Self isolate. Stay-the-Fuck-Home.

Stay strong, resilient and healthy.