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When A Business Closes, It Sets Off A Chain Of Reactions That Ripples Through The Economy

A weekend topic starting with Bloomberg. “Property investors are about to discover just how much the global fallout from the coronavirus pandemic has spread from deserted and cast-off buildings to their bottom lines. In an estimated $10 trillion global pool of properties held for investment purposes, the industry’s main sources of capital — pension funds and insurance firms — count on the steady income to pay for their own long-term commitments.”

“‘That’s the key rationale for buying real estate. Most landlords are in effect pension and insurance funds and ultimately that’s who is going to be paying for it,’ said Adrian Benedict, head of real-estate solutions at Fidelity International in London. ‘If the whole central tenet of security of income is undermined through this crisis, you are storing up a world of trouble.'”

From CNBC. “Mike Carpenter, 35, has struggled to collect benefits in Pennsylvania since losing his job in the spring. Without income, Carpenter, who lives in Philadelphia, drained savings and could barely pay bills for a half year, he said. He took on debt to finance basic needs. This week, his car was repossessed. He lost his apartment and has been staying with a friend. ‘It wrecked my credit,’ said Carpenter, who had been a superintendent for a luxury apartment builder. ‘I lost pretty much everything.'”

From National Public Radio. “Today on the show, small businesses, rent and the road to bankruptcy – we find out what happened to Daniella’s day spa and what the small business rent crisis could mean for an economic recovery. Daniella Stromberg – she’s the owner of d’mai Urban Spa in Brooklyn, N.Y. She’s had the place for years. In September, Daniella received a final offer from her landlord. It was two months of half-off rent. STROMBERG: What does two months mean? What’s the relevance of that? What did he think was happening in two months? Like, that’s just magic thinking. Like, it meant nothing.'”

“This was it. Daniella was at the end of her rope. She told her landlord she would be out by the end of the month. And then she called each of her 34 employees. Daniella’s spa is one of more than 100,000 small businesses estimated to have closed this year. When a business closes, it’s still on the hook for the money it owes. Some business owners like Daniella file for bankruptcy as a way to deal with their outstanding debts.”

“Kate Waldock is an economist who specializes in corporate bankruptcy. She says when a business closes, it sets off a chain of reactions that ripples through the economy. First, the business owner stops paying their landlord. ‘Then the landlord isn’t making any money. And chances are, you know, since we’re still in the middle of the pandemic, it’s really bad right now, they probably can’t lease that space to a new tenant. And so it’s probably sitting empty. And so all of a sudden, the landlord can’t make mortgage payments to the bank.'”

“And then the bank is in trouble, says Kate, because it was counting on money coming in from the small business and from the landlord.”

The Associated Press. “The exodus of downtown workers has been devastating for neighborhood restaurants like Forlini’s, a Chintatown fixture since 1956 popular with lawyers and judges who work in lower Manhattan. Derek Forlini, who inherited the business from his father and now runs it with a cousin, used to relish chatting up customers in the dining room. But the lunchtime crowds never came back.”

“Forlini and his cousin have recently been forgoing their own salaries to keep paying the staff. ‘Manhattan is ghost town,’ Forlini said. ‘Nobody’s working — they all went to Zoom. And then there are people who just won’t come to restaurants. I know if we reopen, we’ll be working for nothing again.'”

“‘We’re not going back to the same economy,’ Federal Reserve Chair Jerome Powell told a European Central Bank forum last month. ‘We’re recovering, but to a different economy.'”

From Bisnow Boston. “The Massachusetts Bay Transportation Authority will scale back its subway and bus service next year, affecting the public transportation arteries into downtown Boston. Systemwide cuts including commuter rail and ferry service are part of the MBTA’s Fiscal and Management Control Board’s response to the coronavirus pandemic’s devastating impact on transit demand. The reductions target small savings as an early Band-Aid before more drastic cuts are expected next year.”

“The cuts are another blow to small businesses in downtown Boston like Ogawa Coffee on Milk Street, which has experienced drastically lower foot traffic after months of office workers operating from home. ‘Our business level right now is definitely not sustainable for another year,’ Ogawa Coffee Manager Chris Marinuzzi said. ‘It’s not sustainable even right now.'”

“The shop needs workers to return to the Financial District sooner than later, Marinuzzi said. ‘That’s what we’re banking on right now,’ Marinuzzi said. ‘But I guess, there’s also the question of, like, will they ever come back in full?'”

From Wisconsin Public Radio. “This week, Gina Mahnke received a notice in the mail telling her she’ll be evicted from her home when the federal moratorium that has been protecting her is lifted at the end of the month. Mahnke wasn’t surprised. She rents a townhouse in Greendale for $1,225 a month, where she lives with her mother, 15-year-old daughter and 12-year-old nephew. ‘There is nothing to do, we have nowhere to go,’ Mahnke said. ‘I’ve just been waiting for answers that I’m never going to get.'”

“Lyn Bradley has owned eight properties in Milwaukee for eight years. She bought them from her parents, who live in Brookfield. Bradley is a single-mother who lives in California. She said for the last nine months, she has barely slept, worrying about tenants not paying their rent. Now, she’s in the process of selling all but one of her properties.”

“Bradley said she understands the difficult position people are in, but she can’t support other families. ‘I’m terrified because I don’t know what I’m going to do for money, but I can’t continue to hemorrhage money either,’ Bradley said. ‘It puts a lot of people in a bad position. And they are talking about extending this moratorium for another year — to me that is unconscionable.'”

From KGW 8 in Oregon. “Advocates for landlords and property owners in Oregon told state lawmakers Thursday night they’ll do anything they can to keep tenants, struggling amid the pandemic, in their units, but a proposal to help cover some of the debt renters owe forces those landlords to forfeit too much income. The bill proposes setting aside $150 million to pay Oregon landlords up to 80% of what they’re owed by struggling renters. However, landlords would have to forgive the other 20%. Forgiving 20% of rent owed for almost a year, as it would be if the moratorium is extended by six months as the bill proposes, is too large of an ask, according to Jason Miller, the legislative director of the Oregon Rental Housing Association.”

“‘Often housing providers operate on slim margins with net profits below 20%,’ said Miller. ‘Some housing providers have needed to borrow money or defer payments to stay afloat and avoid foreclosure or bankruptcy. Housing providers are acquiring interest and late fees on top of missed payments and borrowed money, adding to the compounding debt that they will eventually have to pay.'”

The San Jose Spotlight in California. “Apartment rent prices in San Jose are falling, but that might not do a whole lot to help renters struggling to make ends meet in the pandemic-slammed local economy. Much of that decline is due to a fall in occupancy levels in the higher-end portion of the apartment market, said Doug Ressler, a senior analyst at Yardi Systems. Meanwhile, rents are more stable in lower-end properties, because there aren’t enough to meet the increased demand for less expensive apartments, said Matthew Reed, policy manager at Silicon Valley at Home, a nonprofit affordable housing advocacy group.”

“‘The difference between Class A luxury apartments and the experience that they’ve been having in terms of vacancy rates and rents going down is very different than a still relatively tight bottom-ended market where lower-income folks have not seen the same level of decreases of rent,’ Reed said. ‘That’s a real concern because that’s where the economic hardship is greatest.'”

“Rent prices will likely continue to decline as long as the local economy remains depressed, he said. But that’s not likely to be of much comfort to those hardest hit by the pandemic, said Joshua Howard, a spokesman for the California Apartment Association. ‘Declining rents alone won’t address the issues facing renters who have been unable to pay their rent due to COVID nor help landlords struggling to pay their own bills after months without rental income from tenants financially affected by the pandemic,’ he said.”

The Los Angeles Times in California. “Hundreds of thousands of Californians dropped out of the workforce in November as businesses sharply curtailed the pace of hiring — trends that economists suggest are growing ever more dire. But the jobless rate counts only people who are actively looking for work. Economists said November’s drop reflected a massive exodus of Californians from the labor force: 327,600 who had stopped seeking employment.”

“Job postings in California are down 23% since January, and small-business openings and revenue are both down 28%, according to Opportunity Insights, an economic research group based at Harvard University. In the first two weeks of December, more than 380,000 Californians filed new unemployment claims. The state accounted for more than a fifth of U.S. claims, despite having just 11% of the nation’s civilian labor force.”

“‘California is falling further behind the rest of the nation in employment,’ said Michael Bernick, a former director of the California Employment Development Department who tracks jobs data. ‘No government program at this point will turn around hiring until the schools reopen, businesses reopen, and immunization is widely achieved.'”

From KELO in South Dakota. “There was no surprise in the November finances for entertainment tax and lodging tax receipts in the city, Sioux Falls Financial Director Shawn Pritchett said. Both were down in the 12-month rolling average and in October from October 2019, Pritchett said in his financial presentation to the city council on Dec. 15. October activity is shown in November receipts. The rolling 12-month average for lodging tax receipts decreased by 24.1% and by 32.1% for October compared to October 2019, Pritchett said.”

“Pritchett said he expected downturns to continue into next month. The downturn in hospitality industry, which includes lodging, could last longer, he said. Hotel occupancy rate in the U.S. is down 37.90% over last year as of Dec. 5. Domestic air travel was down by 65.8% from last year.”

“During an economic forecast report on Dec. 16, U.S. Federal Reserve Chairman Jerome Powell said service businesses, including bars and hotels were still struggling in the U.S. The progress of the vaccinations will impact the economy but by how much and how quickly is yet uncertain, Powell said. ‘(Perhaps) by the middle of next year people will feel comfortable about going out (to bar, etc),’ he said.”

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    1. The Mechanics Behind the Electronic Vote Steal Operation

      https://www.bitchute.com/video/OJrljwQFcIvc/

      https://twitter.com/tom2badcat/status/1325126091460268032

      https://archive.vn/KPwUa

      https://everylegalvote.com/country

      https://hereistheevidence.com/

      “Dominion-izing the Vote”

      https://www.bitchute.com/video/qlEUbPLvW98w/

      Eric Coomer Explains How To Alter Votes In The Dominion Voting System

      https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=UtB3tLaXLJE

      Eric Coomer, Dominion’s head of product and strategy, has disappeared.

      ‘Representatives from Dominion also did not attend a court hearing in Pennsylvania on November 19. Its US headquarters in Denver was also suddenly closed and moved away. Their employees deleted their names from LinkedIn.’

      https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=0oYQeeNCzZM

      https://www.theepochtimes.com/poll-watcher-describes-pennsylvania-election-irregularities-including-47-missing-usb-cards_3594549.html

      Here’s the testimony on video:

      “Baggies of USBs” – PA Witness Gives Explosive Testimony

      https://www.bitchute.com/video/AdaglXlcuqYt/

      Dem Ballot Inspector Says She Was Threatened with Violence for Speaking Up About Suspicious Activity

      “The majority inspector threatened to slap me in the face,” said Olivia Jane Winters, a registered Democrat and minority ballot inspector in Pennsylvania, testifying to Pennsylvania State Republicans Wednesday that she had been threatened and harassed by other election officials after she asked about suspicious activities during the 2020 election.’

      https://www.bitchute.com/video/_KrpyDlHTe8/

      Crowd Gasps after Finding out about Absurd Spike of Votes in Favor of Biden

      https://www.bitchute.com/video/jmNUAx8wQYdO/

      Sen. Doug Mastriano closing remarks PA state legislature meeting.

      https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=PIqujobvDFI

      https://censoredbyjack.com/channel/evidence-of-widespread-election-fraud

      https://www.deepcapture.com/2020/11/election-2020-was-rigged-the-evidence/

      ”We began to look and realized how easy it is to change votes.”

      ‘Election security expert @RussRamsland
      has performed many investigations on US election machines.’

      ‘The most *shocking* thing about this interview is it took place just days BEFORE the election. Watch’

      https://twitter.com/kylenabecker/status/1327511568993701888

      Col Phil Waldron Confirms Experts Witnessed Dominion Communicating with Frankfurt on Election Day

      https://www.bitchute.com/video/n7j5lg9fYyzz/

      Dominion forensic report from Michigan (PDF):

      https://www.depernolaw.com/uploads/2/7/0/2/27029178/antrim_michigan_forensics_report_%5B121320%5D_v2_%5Bredacted%5D.pdf

      1. ‘KRAKEN is DOD cyber warfare program.’

        ‘They cheated & got caught!’

        Sidney Powell
        🇺🇸
        ‘Who knew?’

        https://twitter.com/SidneyPowell1/status/1331435411286192128?ref_src=twsrc%5Etfw%7Ctwcamp%5Etweetembed%7Ctwterm%5E1331435411286192128%7Ctwgr%5E%7Ctwcon%5Es1_&ref_url=https%3A%2F%2Fheadlines360.news%2F2020%2F11%2F24%2Fsidney-powells-kraken-is-department-of-defense-cyber-warfare-program%2F

        I did some digging around and found this (WARNING) PDF:

        https://www.dacis.com/budget/budget_pdf/FY20/RDTE/F/1203110F_294.pdf

        It’s dated Feb. 2019. If you word search Kraken (‘respond’ category), you’ll find it twice on page 4. This unit 305 person is in the affidavits in Powells lawsuit.

        WARNING PDF with filing:

        https://www.courtlistener.com/recap/gov.uscourts.mied.350905/gov.uscourts.mied.350905.1.15.pdf

        Zuckerberg on page 15. Obammie on page 8.

        ‘Response: Yes, our “White Hat” hackers – they have that traffic and the packets.”

        https://twitter.com/themodalice/status/1333505965857984512

        ‘Ruby Freeman Makes Video of herself Showing MOUNTAINS of GA ABSENTEE BALLOTS With NO RETURN ADDRESS’

        https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=HFYaxvxdfXY&feature=youtu.be

        Example

        Note the vote spike at the Atlanta treason:

        https://twitter.com/EricTrump/status/1334812236322381826/

        Corrupt Georgia Election Worker Seen Loading Same Ballots 3 Times into Machine

        Poll Worker Ruby Freeman Loads Up The Same Stack Of Ballots To Be Counted 3X

        https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=RiREC3Zy20E

        Ruby Freeman – “I need an attorney”

        “This is bigger than me. I need an attorney.” at 4:55.

        https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=xsU-CXcJ4Lg

          1. ‘The analyst who led the forensic audit of Dominion Voting Systems in Michigan said on Friday the information state officials pushed to redact shows that the outcomes of races were changed. “The original report had log evidence that we published in the report to show exactly what we did and exactly the findings. Now, those did ultimately get redacted. And so now, the complaint is ‘well, but there’s no real proof and Dominion says ‘no, these things can’t be done,’” Russell Ramsland Jr. said during a virtual appearance on Newsmax’s “Greg Kelly Reports.”

            “But at that point, Dominion’s argument is no longer with us. Dominion’s argument is with their own user’s manual and their own logs, because the logs—had they been able to be published—show very clearly that the RCV [ranked-choice voting] algorithm was enacted. It shows very clearly that the error messages were massive. It was very clearly [sic] that races were flipped,” he added.’

            ‘Michigan Secretary of State Jocelyn Benson’s office didn’t respond to a request for comment.’

            ‘Ramsland and his team at Allied Security Operations Group earlier this month audited Dominion machines and software in Antrim County, where officials on election night reported a win for Democratic presidential candidate Joe Biden. The officials later said the results were skewed and that President Donald Trump actually received more votes in the county. The audit was the first conducted post-election of Dominion products. It was part of a court case.’

            ‘Lawyers for Benson, a Democrat, asked 13th Circuit Judge Kevin Elsenheimer in court last week to order the redaction of the logs before allowing the release of the report, arguing the logs might be source code and publishing them could be a security issue. Matthew DePerno, the lawyer for the plaintiff in the case, said the logs were just setting errors that Ramsland’s team found.’

            ‘Elsenheimer ultimately sided with the state, saying he didn’t want to allow the release of potentially propriety information. The judge said he might allow an unredacted version of the report to be released in the future.’

            https://www.theepochtimes.com/redacted-information-in-dominion-audit-report-shows-races-were-flipped-analyst_3625228.html

          2. SOS official: “So you need to move forward with the audit so we can get the numbers, so we can see how many ballots are here.”

            Scrutineer: “Ok so when we’re done with the audit, there is still the opportunity to challenge the fact that we have multiple ballots with the very same signature.”

            SOS official: “I don’t know if challenge is the right word.”

            SOS official: “When you get done with the audit part of it, not an investigation, not counting. That’s not, that’s not your role right now this very minute.”

            Scrutineer: “We’ll have the numbers, whether valid or invalid.”

            SOS official: “That is, that is not the process right now, the process is for you right now is for you to put them in the piles where they belong for the presidential votes and count the presidential votes.”

            SOS official: “So what I need for you to do right now is finish the Presidential race audit, not separate them out and then we’ll move forward from there.”

  1. “‘We’re not going back to the same economy,’ Federal Reserve Chair Jerome Powell told a European Central Bank forum last month. ‘We’re recovering, but to a different economy’

    Yeah Jerry here is another great reset a$$hole. I propose his scrawny neck to be one of the first to hang.

    I’ve got a lot to say about all this. When I sit down to put a weekend topic together, I’m juggling a lot of directions these days. The CRE crater is off the chart. But let’s call this moment in time when the globalists typed out that this lockdown farce is going to destroy the economy. I could hardly believe the bloomberg piece when I first saw it. Oh, pension and life insurance are toast!

    F* you npr and bloomberg!

    1. Yeah Jerry here is another great reset a$$hole. I propose his scrawny neck to be one of the first to hang.

      I nominate Jeff Bezos. I think he represents everything that’s wrong with this whole economic and political model, and he’s a fake news magnate to boot.

    2. Along with Ruby Freeman, the set of people I would put on the witness stand are the SES managers at the FDA, and ask them, under oath, who ordered them to not review Ivermectin and approve it (or deny it). It should have approved by August, to get the kids back to school.

      1. Round up the medical cartel and then determine who bought HCL and or ivermectin amongst them. Wood chipper, feet first, sloooooowly.

        1. That’s the spirit! I had more than one coach tell me in high school you had to get mad to play football. But I enjoyed the actual games. For instance, I would tell the opposing linemen things like yer momma wears army boots, make them mad. Gave me an advantage and I enjoyed it! Adrenaline yes, it helps but not mad.

          One time when I was 16, I was talking to some girls in my front yard. I had what they call a knocked down shoulder and was wearing a sling. This punk pulls up and jumps out wanting to fight me, hoping to take advantage of my situation. So I’m boxing with him with my left arm (I’m right handed). Something distracted him briefly and I pulled my right arm out and knocked him out. I wasn’t mad, I was happy to get the opportunity.

          Moral of the story, be joyous in all that you do!

          1. And here I thought this was going to be one of those “I fought a bunch of girls in my front yard” stories.

          2. That’s the spirit!

            I’ll stand when the fight comes, but I draw the line at ruining a perfectly good wood chipper.

      2. There will be no simple cost effective solutions to CoVID. The whole purpose is to inject you with whatever they want whenever they want for as long as they want. They will inject you when you are born. They are going to inject you at school. They are going to inject you at college. They are going to inject you when you get your first job, when you get married, when you buy your first house, and when you are pregnant with your first child. They will inject you when you get divorced, when you retire, and when you are in a nursing home. Your whole life you are going to be chased around by brain dead zombies with needles injecting you over and over and over and over and it will never end. And you will be enslaved in their 5G satellite AI global digital gulag. You won’t move one inch without your whereabouts being registered in the all knowing AI Cloud computing silicon hive mind through your digital health ID. That’s the goal of the covid cabal. So can we stop pretending there has to be a pharmaceutical solution to the situation we are in? If you accept that premise, the only solution they are going to offer you is not going to lead to a happy place.

    3. I could hardly believe the bloomberg piece when I first saw it. Oh, pension and life insurance are toast!

      And what’s going to happen when the stock market finally comes back down to reality? I’m pretty sure most shares are owned by these same institutional investors, no? And they certainly can’t earn returns by stuffing customers’ payments in a bank account, as once you subtract inflation from the minuscule interest a bank might pay, they’d be losing money every year.

      That’s what was running through my head in the early a.m. today. All these things coming together, plus the cities going broke, the rising crime, all the new Soros-funded DAs who basically want to rewrite our laws so that citizens are no longer protected, the weird new fetish/obsession with lynching (NYT et al have published a million stories about lynchings that happened 50-6-70 years ago over the last year) and proposed anti-lynching legislation, all has me wondering where this all is leading. It seems really bad.

      1. lynchings that happened 50-6-70 years ago

        Oh. I haven’t picked up the Times in ages.

        I think this doevetails into the narrative of BLM, that we live in a very awful country. Bad things that happened a century ago justify calling the country bad bad bad. This is justification for the socialist revolution.

        The truth is that we all live in the best country in the world and these “victims” are better off here than they would be anywhere else. We won’t let them destroy it.

      2. all the new Soros-funded DAs who basically want to rewrite our laws so that citizens are no longer protected

        I think that fits in perfectly with the “you won’t own anything” globalist agenda. Something was stolen from you? Too bad, it was never yours to begin with, Kulak.

      3. Don’t worry there is plenty more government help on the way in the form of CoVID vaccination passports you will need to enter any commercial establishment or commercial transportation. So, even though you will be living on universal basic income of 400$ per week, you are going to feel so safe. And that’s the most important thing, that everybody feels safe in the arms of big brother.

  2. ‘(Perhaps) by the middle of next year people will feel comfortable about going out (to bar, etc)’

    That’s the big plan people. We’re gonna drink our way out of this.

    I only have my experience as a public and private accountant. I said when these lockdowns first got extended it would be a disaster. The economy can’t take so many businesses getting destroyed at once. But that was the plan. These people hate capitalism, want to bankrupt us and have us begging the guberment for crumbs. And as we see they don’t have any money really. There’s not enough free cheese: we have to open up.

    1. That’s the big plan people. We’re gonna drink our way out of this.

      I thought it was everybody buys Sh!tcoin and retires.

      1. I thought the plan was to retire in the house you bought and heloc it to the hilt when you need money to buy alcohol?

  3. ‘inherited the business from his father and now runs it with a cousin, used to relish chatting up customers in the dining room. But the lunchtime crowds never came back’

    ‘Manhattan is ghost town,’ Forlini said. ‘Nobody’s working — they all went to Zoom. And then there are people who just won’t come to restaurants. I know if we reopen, we’ll be working for nothing again’

    So generations of work wiped out. Here’s something the globalist scum never mentioned in the past year: they’ll say, oh we got cases! We gotta smother all these businesses. They never address what the cost is. Remember the estimates that 100 million people will go into poverty and that millions will starve to death, mostly children, and in places like Africa?

    That’s right, millions are starving right now.

    I had an article saved but never posted, probably because it was depressing. It was about this port city in the Philippines. Their unemployment rate was about 90%. As bad as these lockdowns have been for the US and other developed countries, multiply that many times over for poor countries that can’t just print money. How many die in a 90% unemployment situation?

    1. Here’s something the globalist scum never mentioned in the past year: they’ll say, oh we got cases! We gotta smother all these businesses. They never address what the cost is. Remember the estimates that 100 million people will go into poverty and that millions will starve to death, mostly children, and in places like Africa

      All of these people have something in common: They are wealthy beyond words and completely insulated from the economic fallout. They continue to collect their pay and have watched their assets and net worths rocket to the moon. They love this. They have absolutely no idea what it’s like to lose everything.

      1. “wealthy beyond words and completely insulated from the economic fallout”

        I finished reading a thick volume history of the French Revolution a few months ago. It’s nearing that point now…

      2. The People that are calling the shots right now have rationalized their evil against the populations and their fellow man and women.
        So many systems have been corrupted by these forces that have highjacked the USA and the Government.
        They have created a unsustainable rigged systems of looting and fake wealth creation with monopolies of Looters, that includes looting the Government and the tax coffers.
        They rigged the election and they got us locked down using the Medical Cartel Covid-19 scam along with fake news and suppression of dispute to this evil power grab.
        I got alarmed when they bailed out the fraudulent Money Changers in 2009, along with bringing in the Commie Obamacare enforced by the IRS to loot the public some more by the Medical Cartel.
        People get mad at me when I attack the Medical Cartel and Big Pharma, but I have watched this evolve during the last half century. Now the medical cartel has us locked down and they are craming questionable vaccines down our throats ,over a virus that has a 99,6 survival rate.
        They are willing to destroy small business, peoples lives, for their agendas.
        No doubt Big Medical hated Trump getting rid of the Mandate to purchase their overpriced health insurance. But, Trump wanting to reduce Pharma costs and get the USA getting the lower costs that Europe gets, was to much for the looter/gouger Big Pharma.
        Every other commercial is a Big Pharma commercial, so ask yourself who is in control of the narrative.
        I’m sorry , but consider the fact that the Medical Cartel is another corrupted system, however it does employ a lot of people.
        When I was younger Drs had more leeway to treat , until the standard of care forced them into the Big Pharma approach to treatment.
        Look, all honest Drs know this , but they have to keep their mouths shut because the system is their income.
        So believe what you want to believe, and if you think about a million people killed per year by following the Standard of Care in Medical is acceptable, than great go for it. I think one of the hardest things for people to perceive is that a industry that involves life and death matters could be corrupted.
        And again I say, I’m not trying to take away from any of the parts of medical that are good, or life saving, or life improving, whatever.

    2. Their unemployment rate was about 90%. As bad as these lockdowns have been for the US and other developed countries, multiply that many times over for poor countries that can’t just print money.

      Mexico is under global pressure to lock down, but they have refused, knowing well what will happen if they do.

      1. I believe Mexico allows IVM — or at least Mexican doctors are allowed to prescribe it off-label. I’ve read several anecdotes of Americans who were sick with COVID, have gotten Ivermectin from Mexican doctors, and recovered nicely. With IVM, Mexico doesn’t have to shut down.

      2. There are two states in Mexico that are on lockdown and others that are in partial lockdown. I am actually typing this is Tijuana. Everybody here is wearing their face diapers, you have to to enter most stores and businesses. The cab driver said his sisters business was destroyed by the covid policies and a lot of people are in trouble financially. Interestingly, everybody down here seems to realize the whole thing is a total fiasco. I haven’t found anybody that is buying the official covid narrative. I am not sure where to get IVM down here but I am pretty sure I can get my hands on some boner pills if anybody out there in a lockdown state needs some to liven things up a bit.

        1. I am not sure where to get IVM down here

          You can probably go into any pharmacy and ask. My mom and I would go down to TJ in the early 90s to get naproxen when it was only available here as a prescription.

  4. “And then the bank is in trouble, says Kate, because it was counting on money coming in from the small business and from the landlord.”

    Isn’t when banks are in trouble the point when the Fed rides in with bailouts to snap up the bad assets onto their ever biggerring balance sheet in order to make the noncentral banks whole again?

    1. Yes. And after the FED buys all of their garbage paper at full valuation, they can turn around and buy a bunch of crypto with the proceeds.

      1. In 2008 the Fed took $2.3 trillion in toxic-waste MBSs off the TBTF banks’ ledgers at par. For that alone, post-collapse tribunals need to roll out the guillotines.

    2. Only hope for the FED is de-valuate the currency so much that buying all these assets makes sense. Can they do it without total chaos and lose everything ? IDK ? They stole everyone’s GOLD years ago got away with it , so maybe.

  5. ‘U.S. prosecutors have charged a China-based executive of Zoom over his role in disrupting video meetings held to commemorate the Tiananmen Square Massacre this year, the Justice Department announced on Dec. 18. Zoom is a popular U.S.-based videoconferencing app, developed in China.’

    ‘Prosecutors allege that Jin Xinjiang, or “Julien” Jin, worked under the direction of Chinese security officials to censor a series of meetings in May and June this year held by U.S.-based activists to mark the 31st anniversary of the 1989 Tiananmen Square Massacre, when the Chinese regime violently suppressed a protest movement calling for pro-democracy reforms. Jin was charged with conspiracy to commit interstate harassment and unlawful conspiracy to transfer a means of identification. He is still at-large in China.’

    ‘The app previously came under scrutiny for its China ties, including that it was sending user data to servers in Beijing.’

    “Jin worked closely with the PRC [People’s Republic of China] government and members of PRC intelligence services to help the PRC government silence the political and religious speech of users of the platform of a U.S. technology company, ” said acting United States Attorney Seth D. DuCharme in a statement.’

    ‘In May and June, Jin together with Chinese officials hatched a plan to convince U.S. executives to shut down the meetings and suspend the activists’ accounts by fabricating evidence that their meetings had violated the platforms’ terms of service.’

    ‘They created fake email accounts on the platform to show that the hosts and participants in the meetings were apparently supporting terrorist organizations, inciting violence, or distributing child pornography. The fabricated evidence made the meetings appear to discuss child abuse or exploitation, terrorism, racism, or incitements to violence, the court complaint said.’

    ‘Jin and officials also provided screenshots allegedly of the participants’ user profiles that showed a masked person holding an Islamic State flag, according to prosecutors.’

    ‘Jin was able to use these details to persuade U.S. executives to cancel the video meetings and suspend or shut down the U.S. activists’ accounts.’

    “Jin willingly committed crimes, and sought to mislead others at the company, to help PRC authorities censor and punish U.S. users’ core political speech merely for exercising their rights to free expression,” DuCharme said.’

    ‘Prosecutors further allege that Chinese authorities used information given by Jin to intimidate participants of the meeting who reside in China, or family members of participants in China. Chinese authorities temporarily detained at least one person who planned to speak at the event. They also visited family members of a participant and ordered them to tell the participant to stop speaking out against the Chinese regime, and instead support socialism and the Chinese Communist Party.’

    https://www.theepochtimes.com/chinese-exec-of-us-videoconferencing-app-charged-for-disrupting-meetings-about-tiananmen-square-massacre_3624298.html

    1. ‘U.S. prosecutors have charged a China-based executive of Zoom over his role in disrupting video meetings held to commemorate the Tiananmen Square Massacre this year, the Justice Department announced on Dec. 18. Zoom is a popular U.S.-based videoconferencing app, developed in China.’

      Expect ZM stawk to get a moonshot from this pleasant news

    1. The daily lives of the workforce in Amazon’s warehouses has long been a point of interest on Capitol Hill. Earlier this month, a group of lawmakers led by Sen. Elizabeth Warren called for greater transparency into injuries in warehouses.

      While Bezos and Musk ride off into the sunset with all the loot, these factories are slowly morphing into CCP slave labor camps.

      Since 2017, Tesla has been fined $26,900 for workplace safety violations at the Gigafactory but has succeeded in getting almost all of the fines reduced or eliminated. Three of the four fines involved amputations.

      Even OSHA doesn’t have a complete inventory of workplace injuries. Dillon’s injury, for example, was never reported to the agency, even though he suffered an amputation and was hospitalized. State and federal law requires a report for all amputations and injuries that require hospitalization.

      The factory is also the source of a flood of 911 emergency calls. In 2018, someone called 911 from the Gigafactory more than once a day, on average, for things like fights, suicide attempts, DUIs, thefts and drug overdoses.

      https://www.usatoday.com/in-depth/news/investigations/2019/11/12/tesla-gigafactory-brings-nevada-jobs-and-housing-woes-worker-injuries-strained-ems/2452396001/

    2. A ‘job’ that leaves you homeless & on food stamps isn’t a job. It’s a scam,” she said on Twitter. ‘

      like Walmart was in days past now forgotten because of Amazon….

  6. They need to shut this scam down. They should have done it years ago.

    US Man Admits Using Bitcoin to Help Launder $630K From Romance, Lottery Scams

    A man from Northborough, Mass., has pleaded guilty to involvement in scams that reaped over $600,000 by targeting the elderly and vulnerable.

    Making the plea at the federal court in Worcester, Mass., Austin Nedved also acknowledged laundering the proceeds of such schemes via peer-to-peer cryptocurrency exchanges, and other crimes.

    https://www.yahoo.com/finance/news/us-man-admits-using-bitcoin-104310798.html

  7. I’ve been thinking a lot about what’s going on in this country, and it’s become readily apparent that we are under siege by the globalists. I think the only way forward is to somehow enlighten the “orange man bad” crowd. If they can somehow see the light and the error of their ways, and that they are nothing but pawns, the people can finally unite and absolutely crush these pigs.

    1. enlighten the “orange man bad” crowd

      Appreciate your optimism but I don’t think you’re fully grasping how strong, how internalized TDS is for many people.

      It’s become a part of their identity now. Orwell couldn’t have written it any better when he wrote about the “Two Minute Hate.”

      1. Most ‘Muricans have become very comfortable with swimming in a sea of lies.

        “Above all, do not lie to yourself. A man who lies to himself and listens to his own lie comes to a point where he does not discern any truth either in himself or anywhere around him, and thus falls into disrespect towards himself and others. Not respecting anyone, he ceases to love, and having no love, he gives himself up to passions and coarse pleasures in order to occupy and amuse himself, and in his vices reaches complete beastiality, and it all comes form lying continually to others and himself.

        A man who lies to himself is often the first to take offense. it sometimes feels very good to take offense, doesn’t it? And surely he knows that no one has offended him, and that he himself has invented the offense and told lies just for the beauty of it, that he has exaggerated for the sake of effect, that he has picked up on a word and made a mountain out of a pea–he knows all of that, and still he is the first to take offense, he likes feeling offended, it gives him great pleasure.”

        Fyodor Dostoevsky

    2. “I’ve been thinking a lot about what’s going on in this country, and it’s become readily apparent that we are under siege by the globalists”

      In my part of Region IV the anger is palpable.

    3. Rip,
      They are controlling the narratives with fake news and the brainwashing for years has been occuring in the schools and higher education system.
      It’s like different forces were involved in this corruption, some of which are Foreign Enemies. The Big Money motive was profit and power. The Commies have been trying to take over going way back to the 1920’s onward.
      I think these people that have bought into the narrative and have become pawns won’t realize until they suffer the conquence of them being used.
      All the worse forces have converged for this power grab of the USA, with the Government aiding and abetting these forces.
      No doubt they have been using conquer and divide tatics to get people to turn on each other and vifily sectors of the population, and even the White race now.
      I hope people start uniting in opposition to this takeover of the USA, but brainwashed people are the last to perceive the error of their ways, They actually need to be deprogrammed.

      1. I think these people that have bought into the narrative and have become pawns won’t realize until they suffer the conquence of them being used.

        Many will remain true believers even as they are being lined up in front of a firing squad.

    1. “Delray Beach, FL”

      I’m sure you have posted Delray house numbers before and I’m pretty sure I have told this Delray story before but what the heck.

      A builder we worked for in the 90s had a contract with the county building low income housing in the hood. Well I was delivering material to a house we were doing in Delray and I got stopped at a school crossing in the low income neighborhood. While I was waiting for the kids to cross and the crossing guard to drop her hand held stop sign and move out of the road a black chick opens my passenger door and jumps in.

      Startled, I look at her and yell…

      WTF are you doing!?

      She looks at me and says…

      You don’t want a date?

      I replied

      NO! I don’t want a fuqing date!

      She says… But you stopped.

      I told her…

      I stopped for the school crossing!

      Anyway, she wouldn’t get out until I drove her 2 blocks down which I was very scared doing fearing some cop would pull me over and charge me with solicitation in a school zone or some such sh#t.

      So that’s my Delray story.

      Although it could have been much worse.

      The Tractor Story

      https://youtu.be/pQ73NKS3B1c?t=111

      1. a black chick opens my passenger door and jumps in

        Auto locking doors are good feature, and in most cars you can reprogram to not auto unlock when you turn off the car or put it in Park.

        1. “and in most cars you can reprogram to not auto unlock when you turn off the car or put it in Park.”

          That feature was not available on my 1992 F-150 regular cab work truck with an 8 ft bed and straight 6 (great engine by the way) that had crank handle windows.
          🙂

      2. Every time I’m out walking my dawg, hot realtor chicks driving Lexus SUVs pull over to proposition me, assuming I must be some kind of high-end gigolo. When I show them my wedding band, they weep disconsolately as they slowly, unsteadily drive away.

        That’s my story and I’m sticking to it.

        1. Good man. those dang hot realtor chicks probably try and sell you a house eventually .. they are sneaky that way

        2. “When I show them my wedding band, they weep disconsolately as they slowly, unsteadily drive away.”

          You do realize the girl who opened my passenger door and jumped in my truck at the school crossing was a https://www.lexico.com/en/definition/ho who figured the only white guy in 5 miles probably had $25 in his pocket don’t you?

          1. If you want a chuckle go ahead and hit the Pronunciation button found in the definition link above 3 or 4 times fast. 🙂

    1. A similar thing happens when $1 is borrowed into existence and must be repaid with principal, interest and other fees.

  8. Since I self-identify as a Yemeni lesbian for reparations purposes, I theoretically should go to the head of the line for the COVID-19 vaccine rollout. However, being the altruistic fellow, er, chica that I am, I am nobly going to let all my cornfed brothers and sisters cut in front of me to get the jab.

    Half of US states want to prioritize black and Hispanic people in vaccine rollout

    https://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-9070555/Half-states-want-prioritize-black-Hispanic-people-vaccine-rollout.html

    1. “Half of US states want to prioritize black and Hispanic people in vaccine rollout”

      Since these racial cohorts are where high numbers of medical comorbidity and morbid obesity patients are concentrated it probably makes sense…statistically speaking. In addition, higher faculty issues make it difficult for these cohorts to follow health department recommendations regardless if it’s for their own survival. Since covid-19 spreads by human to human transmission the above priority is better for everyone.

      1. the above priority is better

        Not when the reasoning is that giving it to the elderly, who are mostly white, just increases their racial privilege. You are reasoning differently than the politicians.

      2. This also debunks one of the conspiracy theories that the vaccine is designed to make people sterile. If they really wanted to sterilize, TPTB would have prioritized the vaccine for young white women, not old people of color.

        1. Dr. Wodarg and Dr. Yeadon request a stop of all corona vaccination studies and call for co-signing the petition (emphasis added)

          On December 1, 2020, the ex-Pfizer head of respiratory research Dr. Michael Yeadon and the lung specialist and former head of the public health department Dr. Wolfgang Wodarg filed an application with the EMA, the European Medicine Agency responsible for EU-wide drug approval, for the immediate suspension of all SARS CoV 2 vaccine studies, in particular the BioNtech/Pfizer study on BNT162b (EudraCT number 2020-002641-42).

          Dr. Wodarg and Dr. Yeadon demand that the studies – for the protection of the life and health of the volunteers – should not be continued until a study design is available that is suitable to address the significant safety concerns expressed by an increasing number of renowned scientists against the vaccine and the study design.

          On the one hand, the petitioners demand that, due to the known lack of accuracy of the PCR test in a serious study, a so-called Sanger sequencing must be used. This is the only way to make reliable statements on the effectiveness of a vaccine against Covid-19. On the basis of the many different PCR tests of highly varying quality, neither the risk of disease nor a possible vaccine benefit can be determined with the necessary certainty, which is why testing the vaccine on humans is unethical per se.

          Furthermore, they demand that it must be excluded, e.g. by means of animal experiments, that risks already known from previous studies, which partly originate from the nature of the corona viruses, can be realized. The concerns are directed in particular to the following points:

          The formation of so-called “non-neutralizing antibodies” can lead to an exaggerated immune reaction, especially when the test person is confronted with the real, “wild” virus after vaccination. This so-called antibody-dependent amplification, ADE, has long been known from experiments with corona vaccines in cats, for example. In the course of these studies all cats that initially tolerated the vaccination well died after catching the wild virus.

          The vaccinations are expected to produce antibodies against spike proteins of SARS-CoV-2. However, spike proteins also contain syncytin-homologous proteins, which are essential for the formation of the placenta in mammals such as humans. It must be absolutely ruled out that a vaccine against SARS-CoV-2 could trigger an immune reaction against syncytin-1, as otherwise infertility of indefinite duration could result in vaccinated women.

          The mRNA vaccines from BioNTech/Pfizer contain polyethylene glycol (PEG). 70% of people develop antibodies against this substance – this means that many people can develop allergic, potentially fatal reactions to the vaccination.

          The much too short duration of the study does not allow a realistic estimation of the late effects. As in the narcolepsy cases after the swine flu vaccination, millions of healthy people would be exposed to an unacceptable risk if an emergency approval were to be granted and the possibility of observing the late effects of the vaccination were to follow. Nevertheless, BioNTech/Pfizer apparently submitted an application for emergency approval on December 1, 2020.

  9. “And then the bank is in trouble, says Kate, because it was counting on money coming in from the small business and from the landlord.”

    In the good old days there was slack at each of those links in the system. The small business guy owned his inventory free and clear, the landlord owned the building free and clear, and the bank had reserves to back everything up. So when TSHTF people stopped making money but they didn’t instantly become insolvent.

    1. Yup. People had manageable debt. A small mortgage. A paid for car. No credit card debt. They would put things on layaway (how quaint). And they had savings in the bank. So if they lost their job, it wasn’t an emergency. If the car broke down, they could afford to get it fixed. Some people had a Sears charge card, which they might use for a major purchase (like a new fridge) and which they paid off ASAP.

      I remember as a kid having my own savings account at the bank, into which I diligently stashed a portion of my monthly allowance.

      1. I wonder what my parents would think of how today almost everyone lives beyond their means: buying a house that costs 10x their annual income, buying or leasing cars that cost 6+ months pay, paying $1000+ for what is essentially a toy (mobile phone), having no savings and being forced to stand in what are basically breadlines when they lose their jobs.

          1. It’s ClownWorld

            Indeed. Instead of calling them breadlines or soup lines, we now call them “food banks”. Sounds more respectable, like you’re making a withdrawal or something. And food stamps are electronic, so it looks like you’re paying with a debit card and are not on welfare.

        1. I wonder what my parents would think of how today almost everyone lives beyond their means:

          I know what my grandparents and great grandparents who lived through the depression as children and parents would think. I was fortunate to get to know them all (-1) at least a little since my parents had me young. They put a high priority on staying out of debt after the things they witnessed during that debacle.

      2. And if you lost your job, you could stay home with the kids while your wife found a job at the grocery store or the independent garden center for a little cash money. You were never out of work for more than 4-5 months.

        1. You were never out of work for more than

          I lost my first engineering job at a place with the moon and stars when I told a Division Manager that I would not put my name to a falsified report. I worked for the next two months in a barn building crew swinging a hammer. It never occurred to me to “stay home”.

      3. a portion of my monthly allowance

        When I was 14 I bought a recurve bow with a box of silver quarters. In those days a bandaid box was metal. Credit was a compliment from someone I respected on a job well done.

        1. “When I was 14 I”

          At first glance I thought that said When I was 141 and you were blogging from your Detroit Michigan voters grave.

  10. In Oregon, the health authority said that ‘Black, Indigenous, Latino/Latina/Latinx, Pacific Islander, and Tribal communities [will] have equitable access to vaccination’, after the head of the public health department, Rachael Banks, announced that vaccines would be ‘particularly focused on our communities of color who’ve seen unfair disproportionate impact from COVID-19’.

    Getting that vaccine is so NOT on my radar.

    1. What do you think of the adenovirus vaccines? Astra-Zeneca, J&J, and Novavax? They use an adenovirus to deliver COVID DNA, not mRNA. J&J sounds promising, and it’s a single shot vaccine.

        1. My mother was in regulatory affairs and clinical development for gene and stem cell therapies for 25+ years. Because she was single and I was an only child, our discussions weren’t your typical mother/daughter exchanges. I knew what she was working on and the issues with those technologies.

          1. Not MD by any means. She has a bachelor degree. She has ambitions to progress towards a Masters in the future. She is pro Vaccine whereas i am not. She got the flu shot this year and still got a non china flu (tested neg).

        1. 99.98% chance of survival

          We seem to have forgotten that 1% of people die every year. Every year. This year it is about the same, maybe less.

        2. That 99% meme going around is false. It’s based on a survey of death certificates which listed only 6,000 deaths caused by COVID alone, with the rest of the deaths from co-morbidities. I’m not going to explain why it’s false, because I’ll just get mocked as the HBB whipping girl, as usual.

          Instead, I’ll let Dr. Seheult at Medcram explain, from 0:00 to 6:30 of this video: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_TECf3xSFbU&ab_channel=MedCram-MedicalLecturesExplainedCLEARLY

          1. I’m not going to explain

            Your point remains a mystery. Does the good doctor think that only 0.02% of people have died of Covid or not?

          2. “I’ll just get mocked as the HBB whipping girl, as usual“

            Oxide i respect your views and posts along with all other peoples comments that are not inline with what i personally believe in or think is true. Same goes for the people i frequently run across that look at everyone like they have the plague. When in close proximity, I pull up my chin diaper to cover my mouth and nose for their mental safety.

          3. OK Blue, here’s the quick summary: The good doctor explains that the case survival rate is lower than the 99.8% that the plandemic people are citing. That figure is derived from 6,000 deaths from “COVID alone,” i.e. COVID as a primary cause of death, divided by the total number of cases. However, those 6,000 deaths were really incorrect* death certificates.

            A death certificate lists two types of causes:
            1. The primary cause, which is always some kind of organ failure such as kidney failure, cardiac arrest, septic shock, lung failure.
            2. The contributing causes: Cancer, pneumonia, bacterial infection, or… COVID. Those are the familiar diseases which cause the organ failure.

            In order to get the true case fatality rate, you need to add up ALL the death certificates that list COVID, whether it is listed correctly as a secondary cause of death or incorrectly as a primary cause of death. That, of course, adds up to a lot more deaths than 6,000, and brings the case survival rate much lower than 99.8%. But don’t tell the “plandemic hoax” people about that.

            (Technically, since COVID is a secondary cause of death, there should be ZERO death certificates that listed COVID as the primary cause of death. That doesn’t mean the case survival rate is 100%.)

            ——–
            *or to be cynical, attempts to nab the ~$28K(?) COVID cash per death.

          4. 6,000 deaths from “COVID alone,” i.e. COVID as a primary cause of death, divided by the total number of cases

            That’s the part I missed.

      1. I intend to wait and see how these vaccines works out. I will insist that more deserving people get their vaccine before I do.

        1. As far as I’m concern if the Covid-19 test isn’t accurate to begin with , than you can’t determine anything.
          Suffice to say that whatever the tests are picking up it isn’t necessarily Covid-19. It could be just protein particles that are harmless ,

    2. Maybe being “Thick” is not a good idea anymore since being obese makes the symptoms and death rate worse. But we cant say that

    1. Hard to believe he’s Angelina Jolie’s father. He loves our country while she’s involved with the UN.

    2. I admire guys like him who aren’t afraid to stand up to their TDS-afflicted Hollyweird contemporaries. He, James Woods, Scott Baio, Rob, etc. refuse to be bullied.

      1. I suspect that they are worried that his Newsomness might not allow the game to be played in Pasadena.

        I wonder if the parade will be cancelled? Or has it been cancelled already?

  11. The media here keeps kvetching about how Covid is burning through prisons in the state. I’m guessing that prisons, at the governor’s command, will soon be throwing the gates wide open and will let almost everyone out. Of course, these fine folks won’t be wearing face diapers nor will they socially distance, especially when they are committing crimes.

  12. Overdose deaths far outpace COVID-19 deaths in San Francisco (12/19/20):

    “A record 621 people died of drug overdoses in San Francisco so far this year, a staggering number that far outpaces the 173 deaths from COVID-19 the city has seen thus far.

    The crisis is deepening because fentanyl, which can be 50 to 100 times more potent than morphine, flooded the city’s drug supply, the newspaper said. Moreover, the coronavirus pandemic has disrupted city services like housing and treatment, and left many people who rely on others to help save them if they overdose to use alone.

    While nearly 40% of the deaths occurred in the Tenderloin and South of Market neighborhoods near downtown, city data showed the epidemic has touched every part of the city. Many people overdosed in low-income apartment buildings and in city-funded hotel rooms for the homeless. Others died on sidewalks, in alleyways and parks around the city.”

    https://www.sfgate.com/news/article/Overdose-deaths-far-outpace-COVID-19-deaths-in-15816356.php

    1. low-income apartment buildings and in city-funded hotel rooms for the homeless

      Well that sort of kills the idea that providing housing would help these people to get clean. Instead, housing just provides a safe injection site.

        1. BTW, that movie, Breaker Moran, is to the world down under what The Outlaw Josey Wales is to our southern states.

  13. State sponsored Elmo, Fauci Claus and the actual White Privileged children of the MSM have sent out the message that all the Locked Down children whose parents have lost their small business jobs and businesses can still expect a visit from a compliant Santa who evidently did not faint after being injected with an untested vaccine.

    @CNN
    ·
    20h
    Santa Claus will be coming to town this year, Dr. Anthony Fauci says.

    “I took care of that for you,” he says. “…I took a trip up there to the North Pole; I went there and I vaccinated Santa Claus myself. I measured his level of immunity, and he is good to go.” #CNNSesameStreet

    https://twitter.com/cnn/status/1340318450527432704

        1. If this were such a dangerous plauge, do you think these people would be laughing on tv, talking about vaccinating Santa Clause? I’ve had enough of this rat faced terrorist for a lifetime. Somebody should snuff him out.

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