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If They Haven’t Been Able To Find Employment, And Haven’t Been Able To Sell, Foreclosure May Be The Unfortunate Circumstance

A report from ABC 7 News in California. “San Francisco had the biggest drop for a one bedroom apartment in the entire country. Rents are down 23 percent. Oakland is down 19 percent and 15 percent in San Jose. Jenny Zhao owns a few condos in the South Bay. She her husband lost his job due to the pandemic. With renters behind on payments, she says her family is suffering. ‘We have to pay mortgage, we have maintain, do repairs for the buildings. So, how do we survive?’ says Zhao.”

The Real Deal on New York. “Johanna Trujillo invested $20,000 in what seemed like a sure thing — a piece of Manhattan real estate. She and her mother bought into a co-working development with meditation rooms and views of Park Avenue South. That was the draw of Prodigy Network: It allowed regular people to make real estate investments that were usually accessible only to the rich and well connected.”

“Instead, she has found herself part of an unfortunate club, a network of people all over the world who collectively invested an estimated $690 million in a company that no longer seems to exist. Where has their money gone? Investors say they don’t know. And many, like Trujillo, doubt they’ll see any of it again. ‘I wish I could say it was a surprise,’ said Ian Ippolito, an investor who writes about the real estate crowdfunding industry. ‘The things they said just never made sense. They never added up.'”

The Commercial Property Executive. “Paramount Group has completed the sale of 1899 Pennsylvania Avenue in Washington, D.C., a 190,955-square-foot Class A office property, for $103 million. The transaction, which marks Paramount’s exit from the D.C. market, brought a $12 million discount from the previously announced price, first reported in early March. According to Paramount, the price reduction was spurred by the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic. The property last traded in 2010, when the current seller acquired it for $151.1 million.”

From KTRH in Texas. “Many area companies are finding out they work just fine – and cheaper – having much of its staff work remotely. They need so much less office space. Houston area Real Estate expert Michael Weaster says all you have to do is spot the for-lease signs. ‘Driving around Houston – I see more and more ‘For Lease’ signs every day. I see signs in areas that I had never seen signs before.'”

“Once the champion of the real estate world, the quarantining and lock-down reaction to the Covid-19 pandemic has made commercial real estate something only for bargain hunters. Weaster says there are now totally empty buildings in Houston and it’s spreading. ‘I have seen so many vacant buildings in Pasadena. I never seen much vacancies in Pasadena before.'”

The Wall Street Journal. “Office landlords may soon be competing with their own tenants as companies sublet space they no longer need. Rents typically begin to fall when this secondhand supply reaches 30% of total office vacancy, according to Green Street. Sublet offices are offered at a discount, pressuring landlords to slash rents in the primary market. Subleasing activity is already at this 30% threshold in San Francisco, numbers cited by Green Street show, while tenant-controlled space on offer in Austin, Texas, and Seattle is more than double the rate both cities recorded at the peak of the global financial crisis. So-called grey space is approaching one-fifth of vacant supply in Manhattan.”

From Senior Housing News. “The pandemic broke the senior living mold. Expect the initial period of recovery to give way to more pain, starting in the latter stages of 2021. That’s because weaker providers will be temporarily propped up as the economy restarts and move-ins tick up, but businesses that lacked the operational chops or the capital to keep improving and innovating in the midst of their Covid-19 response will soon start to struggle again.”

“Owners understandably can’t give unlimited latitude to operators. Even with a vaccine in hand, operators have a long and hard road ahead of them, especially if pent-up demand is weak. They already are in price wars in some markets, as some communities resort to discounting to drive occupancy — at the expense of net operating income.”

From CTV News in Canada. “CTVNews.ca chatted with real estate agents and experts in Vancouver, Calgary, Toronto and Montreal. All the experts agreed that small one-bedroom condos in downtown cores have already seen a price hit in 2020, and these prices aren’t expected to quickly rebound in early 2021. That’s bad news for condo owners looking to sell. As for a price collapse, Vancouver agent Mark Wien agrees that 2021 isn’t the year, pointing to the high demand. ‘A bubble burst is not imminent. It’s just not going to happen. It’s really not.'”

“The reason Calgary is facing challenges has a lot to do with the oil industry, said Calgary-based agent Justin Havre. ‘We experienced a bit of a double whammy because we’re very reliant on the energy sector here in Calgary, and we’ve been in a downturn since 2014, 2015 when oil prices collapsed. And so when they collapsed again, we were like, ‘Come on.’”

“The biggest drop in prices has been seen in the downtown condo market and luxury real estate over $1 million, Havre said. In one case, a house that sold for $11 million a few years ago sold in 2020 for $6 million — a staggering drop that Havre said suggests luxury buyers are simply not interested in making a move. Looking ahead, he expects 2021 will be another tough for Calgary, with more struggling homeowners facing foreclosure in the first half of the year.”

“‘The writing is on the wall with 21 per cent of mortgages being deferred. Many of those people deferred them because of loss of jobs,’ he said. ‘If they haven’t been able to find employment, and then they haven’t been able to sell their property, foreclosure may be the unfortunate circumstance for some people.'”

The Sydney Morning Herald in Australia. “The small red car was illegally parked. A handwritten note read, ‘No power when we got home. No parks outside. Call Adrian…’ That was from the night before, when it all began. Since early evening I’d had no hot water. Now, at 10am, I was locked out myself, barefoot, unwashed, on the street, in a thunderstorm, staring at the kerbside evidence of collective frustration.”

“Not because I’d forgotten my keys, but because I’d taken the recycling down without knowing that a power cut to the building’s common areas meant the lift would take you to ground, but not back up. I thought about getting the brolly from the car, but the basement was five floors of total darkness. As to getting back home, there was no other lift and the fire escape door, I’d learned during last week’s sofa failure, didn’t open from within. In a flash, I knew myself to be trapped in a ruthless system.”

“I suddenly recalled Philip Kerr’s 1995 novel, Gridiron, where an ultra-high-tech shopping mall goes mad and, by controlling light, air and access, tries to kill its human inhabitants. First it locks them in; no opening doors, carpark exit, escape stairs. Then it sets about making life uncomfortable, intolerable and, finally, impossible. I’d always thought it science fiction – until I moved into a typical example of Sydney Investor Grade Product. You think I exaggerate? Bear with.”

“I thought I was renting from a common-or-garden agent. In truth, the building is managed by a development company that flogs off-the-plan units, promising a negatively gearable net loss of $10,500 per annum for a unit worth $650,000. There are thousands of these across Sydney, tens of thousands. They promise the investor transparency, certainty and choice. But what the tenants receive is none of those.”

“And although there’s no reason for you to worry over my plight, multiply it by half a million and you’ll see we are attacking the very essence of Sydney, its sensual delight. Replace delight with slums and people will vote with their feet. Perhaps, indeed, it’s already begun.”

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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

        Some videos worth watching:

        https://twitter.com/realDonaldTrump/status/1341948764068704256?ref_src=twsrc%5Etfw

        Rudy Giuliani Shuts Down Every Single Democrat And Troll In 6 Minutes

        https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=UUQqLNmap9c

        Sidney Powell On Her “Elevator Pitch” To The Supreme Court

        https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=qJg_E_u-2hM

        Election Fraud – Fulton County, Georgia at State Farm Arena on November 3rd, 2020

        https://www.bitchute.com/video/HrPHkNaYH7As/

        ‘Below are several thousand pages of evidence and hours of video explaining this evidence for your review. This evidence involves admissions by election officials, expert opinions, affidavits of witnesses, and dramatic evidence of the break in ballot chain of custody and the infusion of hundreds of thousands of fraudulent ballots into the counting stream.’

        ‘This lawlessness was made possible by work stoppages, prohibiting bipartisan participation, and early morning ballot drops in consolidated counting centers, all of which undermined election integrity.’

        https://got-freedom.org/evidence/

        1. ‘Georgia election data indicates 17,650 votes were switched from President Donald Trump to Democratic presidential candidate Joe Biden, data scientists testified on Wednesday during a state Senate hearing.’

          ‘A team led by Lynda McLaughlin, along with data scientists Justin Mealey and Dave Lobue, presented the results before the Georgia Senate Judiciary Subcommittee on Elections.’

          ‘Mealey worked as an electronic warfare technician in the U.S. Navy for nine and a half years and was a former Central Intelligence Agency (CIA) contractor as a data analyst and programmer for the National Counterterrorism Center. He currently works for one of the “Big Four” accounting firms as a programmer. Lobue is a data scientist with over a decade of experience in a number of industries.’

          “What we have here is we actually have fraud that we can prove in this election, there was fraud in Georgia’s election, we can prove it with data,” Mealey said. “The voting will of the people of Georgia is not reflected in what was certified by the Secretary of State.”

          ‘According to their analysis on time series election data which was published online as early as Dec. 24, Trump’s votes were decrementing in various counties instead of increasing as they do normally. 17,650 votes were allegedly switched from Trump to Biden as result.’

          ‘A “clear example of vote switching” happened in DeKalb county, they said. At 9:11 p.m. local time, Trump received 29,391 votes as Biden simultaneously received 17,218. However, in the next reported time update, Trump’s votes became 17,218 while Biden’s changed to 29,391.’

          ‘In this single event, 12,173 votes were switched, the data scientists believe. State-certified election results show Trump lost Georgia by 12,670 votes. The Trump campaign is still challenging the results in various courts.’

          “I want to make that very, very clear that at no point in an incremental process, should you decrement it,” Lobue said.’

          https://www.theepochtimes.com/georgia-election-data-shows-17650-votes-switched-from-trump-to-biden-data-scientists_3640670.html

          1. This is a bedwetting article.

            New York Times — Pence Welcomes Futile Bid by G.O.P. Lawmakers to Overturn Election (1/2/20):

            “Vice President Mike Pence signaled support on Saturday for a futile Republican bid to overturn the election in Congress next week, after 11 Republican senators and senators-elect said that they would vote to reject President-elect Joseph R. Biden Jr.’s victory when the House and Senate meet to formally certify it.

            The announcement by the senators — and Mr. Pence’s move to endorse it — reflected a groundswell among Republicans to defy the unambiguous results of the election and indulge President Trump’s attempts to remain in power with false claims of voting fraud.”

            https://archive.is/3ZjXX

            Mitt Romney is a traitor.

            And President Trump was, in fact, correct when he said that “the media is the enemy of the American people.”

          2. ‘Below are several thousand pages of evidence and hours of video explaining this evidence for your review. This evidence involves admissions by election officials, expert opinions, affidavits of witnesses, and dramatic evidence of the break in ballot chain of custody and the infusion of hundreds of thousands of fraudulent ballots into the counting stream.’

            ‘This lawlessness was made possible by work stoppages, prohibiting bipartisan participation, and early morning ballot drops in consolidated counting centers, all of which undermined election integrity.’

            https://got-freedom.org/evidence/

          3. Globalist rag Washington Post piles on more lies.

            Growing crowd of Trump loyalists in the Senate vows to challenge Biden’s victory (1/3/20):

            “A last-ditch effort by President Trump and his allies to overturn the election thrust Washington into chaos Saturday as a growing coalition of Republican senators announced plans to rebel against Senate leaders by seeking to block formal certification of President-elect Joe Biden’s victory.

            The push to subvert the vote is all but certain to fail when Congress gathers in joint session Wednesday to count electoral college votes already certified by each state. Still, Trump is continuing to press Republican lawmakers to support his baseless claims of election fraud while calling on thousands of supporters to fill the streets of the nation’s capital on Wednesday in mass protest of his defeat.”

            https://archive.is/h5Qju

            Globalists have no allegiance to this country, its Constitution, its laws, or its citizens.

  1. ‘We have to pay mortgage, we have maintain, do repairs for the buildings. So, how do we survive?’

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    Get a job, sha na na na, sha na na na na

    1. ‘We have to pay mortgage, we have maintain, do repairs for the buildings. So, how do we survive?’

      Depreciation is a bitch at $4 per square foot, per year…. year after wallet emptying year.

  2. ‘In one case, a house that sold for $11 million a few years ago sold in 2020 for $6 million’

    Well it was cheaper than renting…

  3. ‘Where has their money gone? Investors say they don’t know. And many, like Trujillo, doubt they’ll see any of it again’

    This article is a hoot. At one point this 690M back hole had one employee: a bookkeeper.

    1. Among the claims the investors make are that Prodigy’s investments were not generating the returns detailed in its offerings and that the company’s management took an undisclosed 16 percent commission from each investment.

      And there you have it. I wonder if the founder faked his death and is living somewhere in Latam under a new identity.

  4. ‘tenant-controlled space on offer in Austin, Texas, and Seattle is more than double the rate both cities recorded at the peak of the global financial crisis’

    Why not give us the numbers WSJ? A lot of people don’t realize Austin is as boom/bust as it gets, RE wise.

  5. ‘the building is managed by a development company that flogs off-the-plan units, promising a negatively gearable net loss of $10,500 per annum for a unit worth $650,000. There are thousands of these across Sydney, tens of thousands’

    You know yer a sucker when you pay (borrow, cough) for promises of a net loss every year. So everybody’s realizing airboxes in Sydney suck and the construction oversight was a joke? That’s 3 year old news at least. Guberment let you down. Surprise!

    1. There are thousands of these across Sydney, tens of thousands. They promise the investor transparency, certainty and choice. But what the tenants receive is none of those.

      Wow – hard to imagine all these ‘investors’ baking in annual loses to count on property appreciation in a few years. It will be more than $10K loss/year if the unit is empty for a few months.

  6. ‘The writing is on the wall with 21 per cent of mortgages being deferred. Many of those people deferred them because of loss of jobs’

    You mean there’s a downside to “everybody stop paying everything and you can’t go to work?”

    Sacré bleu!

    1. ‘The writing is on the wall with 21 per cent of mortgages being deferred. Many of those people deferred them because of loss of jobs’

      Without some sort of bailout, those mortgages will never be current and will eventually be foreclosed.

      1. i anticipate that some municipalities/counties will throttle down the foreclosure process (to ‘help owners’) and the foreclosure pipeline will take more than 5-8 years. Free mortgages for 5 years might be a good deal in a non-recourse state.

        Perhaps i will start a consulting company 🙂

  7. Just to show you what nincompoops we’re dealing with, from the SHN piece:

    ‘Senior living has always offered a blend of health care and hospitality, but debate has raged over which aspect is more important. Now, the matter has been settled. Senior living is above all a health care product. Consider the case of Windsor, California-based Oakmont Senior Living, which operates about 30 communities in the Golden State and Nevada.’

    “Pre-Covid, our value proposition was the luxury of a highly amenitized building, hospitality, renowned five-star dining experiences, amenities like massage rooms, fitness centers, pool, spa and sauna … and that’s what enticed many seniors to move into our community,” Oakmont COO Matt Stevenson told SHN in June. “Covid shifted the value proposition completely.”

    But they’re DEMANDING luxury Matt! Wa happened to my renowned five-star dining experiences?

    1. ‘Five-star dining experience’ sounds kinda gassy. Imagine a couple hundred people “experiencing” this at the same time, day after day.

      How bout some meatloaf and collard greens Matt? Good old fashioned meatloaf.

      1. ‘Five-star dining experience’ sounds kinda gassy. Imagine a couple hundred people “experiencing” this at the same time, day after day.

        It’s embarrassing what they try to pass for “5 star.” If it was truly 5 star, it would the equivalent of The French Laundry restaurant that Gavin Newsom got busted at. In reality, it’s probably the meatloaf you describe. They got hoodwinked!

    2. assisted living costs about $60K/year in Washington State. For many of these folks it is help with medication, some physiotherapy, some monitoring.

      I wonder if folks will start moving in with their kids – and have drop in nurse services.

      1. I wonder if folks will start moving in with their kids – and have drop in nurse services.

        Are you kidding? Most Americans won’t even be bothered to visit their parents after they send them off to die somewhere. I have witnessed it in my own family. The selfishness is off the charts.

      2. assisted living costs about $60K/year in Washington State

        I’m surprised that this isn’t a thriving biz south of the border. One problem would be healthcare, as Medicare wouldn’t pay their bills down there, not to mention that the level of care would be quite poor in most cases.

        1. I’m surprised that this isn’t a thriving biz south of the border.

          I think as soon as you can guarantee safety for residents AND visitors while there AND traveling to/from and maybe a legitimate guarantee of standard of care you’re golden. As much as Americans love warmer climates and seacoasts there is so much wasted economic potential there. And instead of bringing them up to our standards we are lowering ourselves to theirs when we allow rule of law to be weakened. Eventually all cartels must be destroyed without mercy or you end up their slaves. But instead everyone wants to bargain away the future for an easy life today…

          1. It is a great tragedy. Mexico is a blessed country with respect to natural resources: energy, mining, timber, deep water ports, agriculture, fishing. But the poverty in much of the country is desperate.

          2. I wouldn’t have believed the poverty myself if I hadn’t seen It with my own eyes. It’s really bad. I visited China before the economy was modernized and I’d say what I saw in parts of Mexico was as bad if not worse.

  8. Zhao owns a few condos in the South Bay’

    Making it up on volume, eh Jenny?

    ‘She her husband lost his job due to the pandemic. With renters behind on payments, she says her family is suffering’

    But bay aryan RE? You’ve got yer foot on the ladder?

    ‘We have to pay mortgage, we have maintain, do repairs for the buildings. So, how do we survive?’

    Blimey, this real estate mogul thing is trickier than it looked!

    1. Blimey, this real estate mogul thing is trickier than it looked!

      I’m sure they got tired of hearing people bragging how their rentals doubled in price in just a few years AND the rents they collected also ballooned. Did you see the Tesla they paid cash for? The photos from the trip to Fiji?

      Now throw in the fact that their employer just had a layoff and the water cooler rumor is that another, bigger one is coming. Not to mention no one at the office has had a raise in four years.

      It isn’t surprising that people conclude that working is a losing preposition

        1. No one is bragging about their cash cow rentals now.

          I remember when being able to afford the finer things in life meant that you owned a bona fide business, often one you built from the ground up. It didn’t have to be anything exotic. It could be an injection molding shop, or maybe you made specialty furniture, or you owned a large auto repair shop, etc.

          One thing you knew as a businessman was that there would be lean times, and you fashioned your business and your own personal finances to withstand them. You would avoid debt like the plague and have savings in the bank. You would keep your fixed costs as low as possible, meaning your office was right in the workshop and the workshop was in the lowest rent facility you could find. If you had a nice car it was either a Lincoln or a Cadillac, and you didn’t lease it for 2-3 years, you owned it, and if not you had a Chevy or a Ford.

        2. CAP rates are so old school. I’d wager 9 of 10 of the real estate investors from the least 5+ years have no idea what a CAP rate is. The real measure of a successful RE investment became how much you could brag about it to your friends and relatives.

          1. you could brag about it

            That’s funny. I have bragged a time or two about how little I have spent on “housing”.

    1. “The U.S. economy stumbled toward the finish line as 2020 ended, with the recovery from the coronavirus pandemic slowing, putting it in danger of losing jobs for the first time since the pandemic erupted last spring.

      Wall Street predicts a small increase in job creation in December when the government issues its final monthly employment report for 2020 next Friday. But economists’ forecasts are all over the map: Estimates range from a modest gain of 200,000 jobs to a decline 175,000 that would mark the first drop in seven months.”

      https://www.marketwatch.com/story/u-s-economy-could-lose-jobs-in-december-for-first-time-since-the-start-of-pandemic-11609443876

      Happy *TEN* month anniversary of “two weeks to flatten the curve”

      1. ‘One of the strangest things about our recent national madness has been the role of Professor Neil Ferguson, the physicist who has somehow come to dominate Johnson’s Covid policy. Physicist? Yes, that is his main academic discipline. He doesn’t even have a Biology O-level, as he himself cheerfully admits. But that’s no odder than his repeated record of wild predictions of vast numbers of deaths, for a variety of diseases from foot-and-mouth to mad cow, which can kindly be described as exaggerated.’

        ‘And then there’s his complicated private life, which resulted in a pretty clear breach of the miserable restrictions he had helped to impose on the rest of us. As with all such cases, I don’t blame him for breaking the stupid rules. I despise him as a hypocrite for supporting them and then thinking they didn’t apply to him.’

        ‘Matt Hancock, the Health Secretary, said at the time that it was ‘just not possible’ for Ferguson to continue advising the Government. But this was not true. The professor was said to have resigned from the SAGE advisory committee. But did he? Not really. A current State website lists him as a member of the ‘New and Emerging Respiratory Virus Threats Advisory Group’ (NERVTAG). Minutes suggest he was only ever away from that for a few weeks. But this is small potatoes, set beside an amazing admission by Ferguson in a recent interview with the semi-official newspaper The Times. Here, Ferguson spoke of SAGE’s growing admiration for China’s tyrannical attempts to contain Covid.’

        ‘Modern China is a horrible place, cruel, ruthless and unembarrassed. But for some reason SAGE came to like Peking’s Covid strategy. Ferguson told The Times that ‘as the data accrued it became clear it was an effective policy’. I’d be interested to know how the SAGE geniuses evaluated data from this police state, which lacks a free press or independent universities. But there.’

        ‘Even so, they hesitated. As Ferguson says: ‘It’s a Communist one-party state, we said. We couldn’t get away with it in Europe, we thought.’ Aren’t those words ‘we couldn’t get away with it’ interesting? Is this the way in which public servants in a free country think of the normal limits on what they can do?’

        ‘But Ferguson and his friends then saw what happened in Italy, where a formerly free country reached for the weapons of repression and mass house arrest. And the rule of fear was so great that they got away with it. So we were next. Or, as Ferguson puts it: ‘And then Italy did it. And we realised we could.’ They could. But they did not have to. They chose the Chinese way. And so th’ey ‘got away with’ beginning a disaster which still continues. There is still no evidence that any of this Chinese-inspired repression has worked.

        ‘Every country that has locked down has failed to control the disease and keeps doing the same thing over and over again in the hope of getting a different result.’

        ‘If lockdown is an effective policy, then the guillotine is a good cure for a headache (except that the guillotine probably does cure a headache). The shame of it is that the lockdown fanatics did ‘get away with it’, and continue to do so. That is, quite simply, because most of the responsible people in our society did not stand up for wisdom and freedom but allowed themselves to be swept away in a flood of State-sponsored fear, like so many pawns.’

        https://www.dailymail.co.uk/debate/article-9106799/PETER-HITCHENS-Guess-Professor-Lockdown-got-ideas-Chinas-police-state.html

        1. Meanwhile, Ivemectin is sitting on a shelf in every pharmacy screaming USE ME. But these guys would rather bend the knee to China.

          1. I know of a guy who went into ER with this Friday in Texas. You know what they did for him the first night? Rubbed him down with Vick’s.

            The DM piece goes on to mention that Italy and the UK have way under spent on beds, and that they get overwhelmed every flu season, year after year.

            This isn’t about bending a knee to China. (Did you hear they’ve got mass celebrations – no masks BTW – in Wuhan now?) It’s about control. You know what the CA guvnah’s bar tab was at that little party a while back? Over $16,000. No masks. Paid for by medical lobby moneys.

          2. Interesting. Maybe I should have some Vicks on hand, and I’d definitely like some of that Ivermectin. I’d rather self-treat almost anything these days rather than go to the hospital for $10,000 per hour, or whatever they charge.

          3. Ivermectin is OTC for veterinary usage. You can order it online. You can also find it in rural-supply stores like Tractor Supply and even rural Wal-Marts in the pet section (look for horse paste). Just be *very* careful. The dosage is based on weight and it’s easy to overdose. And I wouldn’t use it unless I absolutely had to.

      2. I hear a lot more people with complaints that women in general are more complaint to Authority figures than men . But, this is not the time to go along to get along.. I don’t know if women are more compliant or not but I know they sure are targeting men to discrimate against .
        This attack on groups is more like trying to target groups that they think would be enemies to their power grabs. It’s warfare by fake viflying , just like they did nonstop to Trump.

      3. Please come to Wuhan for the springtime
        I’m stayin’ here with some friends
        And they’ve got lots of room
        You can sell your paintings on the sidewalk
        Where they sell Bats and I hope to be workin’ soon
        Please come to Wuhan
        She said, “No
        Would you come home to me?”

        And she said, “Hey, Covid’ boy
        Now won’t you settle down?
        Wuhan ain’t your kind of town
        There ain’t no masks and
        There ain’t nobody like me
        I’m your number one fan locked down in Tennessee.

  9. The national media is giving Hispanics the hard sell on the vaccines. I was channel surfing and caught a news broadcast in Spanish. They had a nurse yammering about how she was vaccinated and how relieved and happy she is that she did.

    Given that so many of them entered the country illegally, I don’t expect to see them rush out to get vaccinated if it becomes mandatory, even though they will be sent to the front of the line, and the pinches gabachos will have to wait.

  10. Projection: CNN’s Tapper Says Republicans Objecting to Biden Win Attempting “Bloodless Coup”

    by Jamie White
    January 3rd 2021, 11:15 am

    CNN anchor Jake Tapper melted down on Sunday over the dozen Republican senators who pledged to object to certifying Joe Biden’s electors unless an emergency audit is first conducted.

    “The state of our union is facing a perilous start to 2021. We are beginning the year with the pandemic at its most alarming level yet. December was the deadliest month of the pandemic so far in the U.S. 4 million vaccines have been administered and not close to the goal of 20 million,” Tapper began.

    “With 3,000 Americans dying every day what are the president and a big chunk of Congressional Republicans focused on? Undermining the results of the election, essentially a bloodless coup. Leading the Republican Party to a state of turmoil.”

    “Saturday, 11 Republican senators said they would vote against counting electoral votes in Congress next week calling for ‘an emergency ten day audit of election returns’ despite there being no evidence of widespread voter fraud,” he continued.

    “There are but two parties now: traitors and patriots,” Tapper concluded, invoking the words of Ulysses S. Grant.

    https://www.infowars.com/

  11. This seems to have that Tucker Carlson Democrat Machine has sent out the talking points to their mouthpieces in the media feel to it.

    NBC’s Chuck Todd to GOP Senator on Electoral College Challenge: “You’re the Arsonist Here!”

    Infowars.com
    January 3rd 2021, 10:37 am

    “We are now locked into a destructive vicious circle…You made an allegation that there was widespread fraud. You have failed to offer specific evidence of that widespread fraud. But you’re demanding an investigation on the grounds that there are allegations of widespread fraud,” Todd continued.

    “So, essentially, you’re the arsonist here,” Todd said, adding that Johnson did not “have the guts to admit that this election was fair.”

    https://www.infowars.com/

      1. You have failed to offer specific evidence

        Remind me again which of these brave reporters invited anyone to an interview to explore the specific evidence.

        1. When the media defends Newspeak nonsense such as a man can be a woman (and vice versa) you know they are the enemy, plain and simple.

          It’s funny how the left used to embrace Orwell’s 1984, as they perceived it as an attack on right wing ideology. But now that they have adopted IngSoc’s tactics as their playbook, it is being consigned to the memory hole.

          1. The only reason Trump got voted in was people didn’t want more of the same that Obama/Biden dished out.

            I listened to Hilary Clinton Campaign speeches and they were meaningless jive talk. Just like Obama and Biden. However, Obama was a master at being a good Speaker, but it was jive talk.
            A Senator called Obama anti American once in front of everybody. But this thing because he was our first Black President he wasn’t subject to criticism was wrong. There was a lot of evidence that Obama might be a radical, but it was ignored. I still think it might come out some day he wasn’t born in America.
            Obama was likeable and it’s sad that a ex President like Obama sought to mess up the sitting President Trump, no doubt because Trump would undue and reverse a lot of the policies by Obama.

  12. “I have spent the last 10 years having people move from (San Francisco) to Oakland. And just in the last eight months, people are moving from Oakland back to San Francisco. It’s a shift,” says Meyskens.

    What’s gonna happen to Oakland!?

  13. Who cares what fake news says.Whatever is trying to take over the US owns the fake news.
    USA would be a target for takeover by US enemies because we have a big Military and we assumed a position of being Watch Dog for the World post World WAr 2
    It would have to be a takeover from within because military attack would not work.
    Obama and Biden weakened the Military, bailed out the Lender Fraud, Passed a Commie Heath Care that was looting the Country, didn’t bring back jobs, furthered monopoly power. Obama was stroking racial discontent in his last term. Obama/Biden raised welfare and don’t forget the billions to Iran. They spied on Trump and used the FBI traitors to attempt a take out of Trump and Flynn. Biden and Family benefitted from Foreign Bribes.
    No doubt the set up was for Hilary to proceed with treasonous policies that were baked in the cake until Trump won the election.
    So, the true colors of the factions that are really running the Country came out to take back what they gained under Obama/Biden, and even take more. And now a Biden Puppet by a rigged election.

    Of course they were going to rig the election. These are the same anti American forces that dreamed up the Russian Hoax, fake impeachment, ect.
    So, if Obama, Biden, Hilary,FBI Traitors, Foreign operatives, etc, don’t go to jail for treason, than it will continue.
    Hey, I’m sad that a prior President and his V.P could be this treasonous and power hungry and bribed.
    It is sad when you have Benedict Arnolds that get into high places.

  14. Is anybody watching this crypto garbage today? Ethereum +24% in the past 24 hours, Litecoin +17%, etc.? The feds should have shut this garbage down long ago. They’re not protecting the people from what is obviously nothing more than a Ponzi.

      1. I would bet it’s a good vehicle for the Chinese to move money in and out of the US. PayPal now supports it, and they’re all about laundering money for commies and the deep state.

    1. I can’t keep up with the markets, since they are either closed or working on half days. All the financial yootoobs are sparse for new content. I’ll be grateful to see the end of the holidays.

      I know people aren’t liking the lockdowns, but I’m hoping to have one final COVID peak over this month and then the vaccines can start kicking in.

      1. I’m expecting the CDC to change the testing guidelines regarding number of amplifications in the PCR lab in about 2 1/2 weeks.

  15. The House just re-elected $15 ice cream in the $10,000 freezer Pelosi as speaker. She only defeated McCarthy by 7 votes…

    1. It was a $24,000 freezer, but who’s counting? And why do these cronies live so long? This woman is over 80 years old, and not even fit for the job.

      1. And why do these cronies live so long?

        Some say it’s because they sold their souls to you know who.

  16. Just received word that an old friend’s dad has died of COVID-19, the first case of someone I knew personally dying from it.

    With upwards of 1 in 1000 Americans having died from it already and new daily U.S. deaths recently trending above 3000, which is worse than another 9-11-2001’s death toll every day, it had to happen eventually.

    1. 1 in 1000 Americans having died

      At least it’s not a normal year, when 1 in 100 Americans die.

      Sorry about your friend’s old dad.

    1. A sampling of the comments:

      “The D.A. should give him a big hug and reduce the charge to driving without proper registration.That way it can be considered another restorative justice milestone.”

      “BLM will protests his arrest and demand Justice for him.”

      “Charges have been dropped because it was a crime of poverty according to Chesa.”

      …aka Chesa Boudin.

  17. Was channel surfing and I saw an ad for 60 minutes: “Can Social Media Stop The Hate?”

    I burst out laughing. What an Orwellan joke. If anything, Social Media promotes hatred. The kind of hate they approve.

  18. “The phone call with Secretary of State Brad Raffensperger on Saturday was the latest step in an unprecedented effort by a sitting president to pressure a state official to reverse the outcome of a free and fair election that he lost. The president, who has refused to accept his loss to Democratic president-elect Biden, repeatedly argued that Raffensperger could change the certified results.”

    https://apnews.com/article/election-2020-joe-biden-donald-trump-georgia-elections-a7b4aa4d8ce3bf52301ddbe620c6bff6

    That’s quite a paragraph of “news” by the AP. They fail to mention all the irregularities, unresolved lawsuits, and the Republicans that plan to raise a stink about the “certified” results next week.

    Whoever wrote this has no more idea than I do whether the election was “free and fair”. They just like the outcome so it must have been all aboveboard. From where I sit, there seems to be a lot of “you didn’t complain loud enough or earlier enough, better luck next time” excuses going on, from judges no less.

  19. “We are now locked into a destructive vicious circle…You made an allegation that there was widespread fraud. You have failed to offer specific evidence of that widespread fraud. But you’re demanding an investigation on the grounds that there are allegations of widespread fraud,” Todd continued.

    “So, essentially, you’re the arsonist here,” Todd said, adding that Johnson did not “have the guts to admit that this election was fair.”

    After years of Russia Russia Russia it’s difficult to listen to this little sh#t say…

    “You’re basically saying if there’s enough people who hold conspiracy theories [you’ll hold a hearing].”

    not to mention the coments from some of the 50 million people who voted for Biden and Coma – La

    Meet the Press
    @MeetThePress
    WATCH:

    @chucktodd

    : “You’re basically saying if there’s enough people who hold conspiracy theories [you’ll hold a hearing].”

    @senronjohnson
    : “I could have held hearings on all kinds of things.”

    Chuck: “The moon landing? Are you going to hold hearings on that?”

    https://twitter.com/MeetThePress/status/1345751096313204736

    1. You have failed to offer specific evidence of that widespread fraud.

      This battle goes on in the YouTube comment sections every day. “Where’s the evidence?” “It’s here, and here, and here, and here…” “I don’t see any evidence la la la I can’t hear you.”

      1. Well I am listening to a “leaked” and obviously cut to be taken out of context recording of Donald Trump talking to a Republican (I didn’t catch his name or position/office) and asking for eleven thousand and some votes. Trump is saying he won and the Republican official is telling him he lost and there was no fraud.

        1. “Well I am listening to a “leaked” and obviously cut to be taken out of context recording of Donald Trump”

          On the local news last night.

          “They published 4 minutes and 31 seconds – where is the other 35 minutes?”

          Trump Sues Georgia Secretary Of State Raffensperger Over Leaked Phone Call

          by Zero Hedge
          January 4th 2021, 5:02 am

          President Trump has filed two lawsuits against Georgia Secretary of State Brad Raffensperger over a leaked phone call obtained and published by the Washington Post on Sunday, in which Trump badgered the Georgia official over election fraud.

          “President @realDonaldTrump has filed two lawsuits – federal and state – against @GaSecofState,” tweeted Georgia Republican Party Chairman David Shafer.

          At one point in the call, which took place just days before the state’s January 5 Senate runoffs, Trump reportedly tells Raffensperger “All I want to do is this. I just want to find 11,780 votes, which is one more than we have. Because we won the state,” referring to Biden’s win by 11,779 votes.

          Shafer then accused the Post of misrepresenting the phone call by “heavily editing” it to omit a portion where it was allegedly made clear the discussion was for the purposes of settling litigation, and therefore confidential under federal and state law, to which The Post‘s Amy Gardner replied, “This is false. We published the entirety of the call, from start to finish.”

          Amy Gardner
          @AmyEGardner
          This is false. We published the entirety of the call, from start to finish. There is no mention of it being a confidential settlement meeting. None.

          David Shafer
          @DavidShafer
          Replying to @DavidShafer
          The audio published by @TheWashingtonPost is heavily edited and omits the stipulation that all discussions were for the purpose of settling litigation and confidential under federal and state law.
          7:42 PM · Jan 3, 2021

          Donald J. Trump
          @realDonaldTrump
          I spoke to Secretary of State Brad Raffensperger yesterday about Fulton County and voter fraud in Georgia. He was unwilling, or unable, to answer questions such as the “ballots under table” scam, ballot destruction, out of state “voters”, dead voters, and more. He has no clue!
          This claim about election fraud is disputed
          8:57 AM · Jan 3, 2021

          GA Secretary of State Brad Raffensperger
          @GaSecofState
          Respectfully, President Trump: What you’re saying is not true. The truth will come out

          Donald J. Trump
          @realDonaldTrump
          I spoke to Secretary of State Brad Raffensperger yesterday about Fulton County and voter fraud in Georgia. He was unwilling, or unable, to answer questions such as the “ballots under table” scam, ballot destruction, out of state “voters”, dead voters, and more. He has no clue!
          This claim about election fraud is disputed

          Jason Miller
          @JasonMillerinDC
          Jason Miller
          @JasonMillerinDC
          And the full recording will show that @GaSecofState is still a hack, @realDonaldTrump is spot-on in his criticisms of the terrible job Raffensperger did, all of the officials running Georgia’s elections are trash, and @POTUS won the state. #MAGA

          Jason Miller
          “hey published 4
          @JasonMillerinDCminutes and 31 seconds – where is the other 35 Tminutes? @GaSecofState Raffensperger is a political hack who doesn’t care about election integrity, nor does he care about telling the entire story. Release the full tape!” – Jason Miller, Trump 2020 Senior Advisor@GaSecofState Raffensperger is a political hack who doesn’t care about election integrity, nor does he care about telling the entire story. Release the full tape!” – Jason Miller, Trump 2020 Senior Advisor

          https://www.infowars.com/

          1. We’re learning something here about how Psychological Operations work. Trump tries to reason with the perps and give them a chance to come clean. The headline the press gives us is “T…. caught trying to rig election…may face legal charges in Georgia”.

            The innocent accept the lie in the headline and that changes the processing of the content. I guess I’m not so innocent.

          2. The headline the press gives us

            The naive can’t fathom how much the press has been and is lying to us.

          3. You can read the entire transcript of the call here:

            https://thenationalpulse.com/analysis/trump-call-actually-reveals-detail/

            Obviously the MSM wont touch it since it was damn near perfect but he is simply giving them a chance to come clean and they are clearly refusing. Why? Are they compromised? Is it a coincidence that Lin Wood who has been spending a ton of time in GA is now accusing high level people of being forced to have sex with children on camera? This week may go down as one of the craziest in memory.

          4. “If you don’t read the newspaper, you’re uninformed. If you read the newspaper, you’re misinformed.” —Mark Twain

    1. Maybe Dr. Boitumelo Semete-Makokotela, SAHPRA’s chief executive, owns shares of AstraZeneca, Moderna and Pfizer?

    2. They are willing to deprive Africans of a drug they have used to fight parasites in that Country for a long time, just to push the old vaccine narrative.
      So if it takes them a long time to get that Country vaccinated, in the meantime they are deprived of a life saving medication used for more than one thing.
      They are pushing one thing and one thing only and that’s vaccines. Dr Fauci said 70 % of the population has to be vaccinated, which is highly disputed by many Doctors.
      Let’s face it , this is a set up for mandatory vaccines year in and year out .

      1. Let’s face it , this is a set up for mandatory vaccines year in and year out

        I guess I won’t be boarding any flying aluminum tubes anytime soon.

      2. I wouldn’t be surprised to see Iv banned in other countries too. Doctors will squeal about studies, but those squeals and studies can be buried by the MSM.

        I’m still reeling over this. This isn’t about Trump anymore. In their quest to push vaccines, this cabal has killed upward of a half million people, locked down 3-4 billion people more, near-ruined the schooling progression a billion children, and destroyed the economies of all 8 billion people. If they want money so much, why can’t they just print it? Power? Is it really so seductive? If they wanted power, why not heal the world with a cheap drug? Those same people would be dancing in the streets for you.

        1. “They want your f!@#ing retirement money, they want it back so they can give it to their criminal friends on wall street… And you know something? They’ll get it. They’ll get it all from you sooner or later.” —George Carlin

        2. Power?

          That is what this is all about. You’ll own nothing, they will own everything, including you. Don’t forget to be happy.

        3. If they wanted power, why not heal the world with a cheap drug? Those same people would be dancing in the streets for you.

          There are different kinds of power. These people aren’t looking to win a popularity contest. That’s a fleeting form of power. I think one of man’s deepest instincts is the instinct to enslave others. Looks what men to do women if they can. Look what women do to men if they can. Look what the powerful do to the weak if they can. These guys are the most ambitious of all…they want to enslave the entire planet in perpetuity. Apparently there is no high like owning everything you see. That’s what made the founding fathers of the USA so special, regardless of their weaknesses. They had a shot at that and turned it down, particularly George Washington who had it in the palm of his hand.

          1. That is why George Washington is my favorite historic figure. He was definitely a rare person. Perfect person to be first President.
            Washington didn’t like political parties and he didn’t like foreign entanglement. He turned down power that was offered to him.
            His odds of defeating the British were so low, yet he did it . Something very unique about George Washington, yet these jerks are destroying his Statues.
            His farewell speech is interesting to read because he gives all kind of warnings to the New Nation.

          2. Something very unique about George Washington, yet these jerks are destroying his Statues.

            And that tells me everything I need to know about them. Regardless of their intentions, they are too ignorant to be trusted with any power. And I personally don’t trust their intentions on top of that.

          1. BlueSkye,

            ” Power? Is it really so seductive ?”
            I guess it is to these power mongers. I think they are self serving spoiled brats that have a playing God complex . They are dangerous .

        4. Power? Is it really so seductive?

          Remember the intro to the Fellowship of the Ring movie, where Galadriel describes all of the Rings? She describes the Kings of Men as wanting power above all else.

          Most people just want to be left alone and live their lives quietly. The power hungry will have none of that.

      3. I read a very interesting report years ago by a statistician who claimed that the Aids outbreak in SF and NYC was statistically impossible to have happened the way it did. He went on to show that the CDC was operating large programs in those two cities targeting gay men for ‘studies’ and he believes that they created the outbreaks this way. Your comments on Africa reminded me of this because Aids ravaged Africa for a bit and there have been large vaccine programs offered by western nations that seem to coincide to the point where some Africa populations are terrified of government shots. I’m not antivax per se but anyone paying attention can clearly see the CDC has some serious credibility issues even on very basic issues. I have a feeling that a lot of lemmings are in the process of hurling themselves off a cliff over the wuflu. We live in strange times.

        1. ‘studies’

          Surely they would never do such a thing. And double surely not now in these more enlightened times…

  20. oxide,
    I’m reeling over what they are doing just like you are.
    Just watch them talk and you realize they are dangerous, no different than a Hilter, Stalin or Mao.

  21. Monopolies are cheaters who want to destroy any competition. That way they can price fix and cram any inferior product down your throat.
    Somehow a bunch of Globalist Monopolies have join forces to take over the good old USA. The Commies are in with them as well as Foreign enemies of the US. It’s like they are using each other to advance their agendas. These forces have been really coming out in the open lately and openly displaying their agendas . They are very warlike in their methods with a ends justify the means . It isn’t democracy , its top down rule using corrupted big Government to loot and control the populations. If you have to have false narratives and rig elections is just a power grab .
    God bless Ted Cruz and Senator Hawley for trying to combat this criminal takeover.

  22. One thing about the fake news is that whatever they accuse others of doing is exactly what their Masters are doing.

    And all these welfare programs are just looting rackets that aren’t effective in solving homelessness or poverty. They keep doubling down on failed policies and laws . The lawless are running amuck .
    This is all Commie playbook to take over but big Corporate Globalist Monopolies are employing the same tatics.
    The way they are so anti American is testimony to the fact that they are enemies of America .
    Like your bad if you like the Country you were born in and want to protect it and the Constitution it was founded on.

    1. This is all Commie playbook to take over but big Corporate Globalist Monopolies are employing the same tatics.

      They are in it together. See the current CCP model. That said. billionaires beware, as Jack Ma, the founder of China’s AliBaba, has been unpersoned since October. In a totalitarian dictatorship, not even billionaires are safe.

      1. So, the day will come when the Commies/China will want to eat the billionare Globalist for lunch .
        Globalist Monopolies have become more powerful than Countries, yet they aren’t a Country. Corporations wanting to rule the World.
        The Monopolies of the 1850 ‘s were the same way with the looting of the people and their slave labor to amass wealth and power.

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