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A report from Bloomberg on New York. “Manhattan luxury-home sales had their best week of the year. The second-priciest home to find a buyer was a limestone mansion owned by financier Phil Falcone, at 22 E. 67th St., on the market since March 2018 and most recently listed at $27.5 million. A foreclosure auction had been scheduled for earlier this year after lenders sought to recoup unpaid loans used to renovate the home, purchased by Falcone and his wife in 2004.”

“Rising prices for high-end condos are making some buyers willing to consider a co-op again, even if it means going through an intrusive board interview and living with limitations on how the apartment may be used and purchased, according Donna Olshan, president of Olshan Realty Inc. ‘Some of them have decided to suffer if they can get a big-enough discount,’ she said.”

From Dirt on California. “Despite its choice location on almost two gated acres in a hilly, wooded and wealthy neighborhood above the Annandale Golf Club, despite its baronial opulence and idyllic privacy, despite six months of publicity and a series of heavy-duty price cuts, the longtime home of once vaunted but now disgraced attorney Tom Girardi and reality TV star/pop diva Erika Jayne, a.k.a. The Pretty Mess, has yet to entice a buyer serious enough to sign on the dotted line.”

“In an effort to flush out a buyer, the price for the hilltop estate was slashed again this week, by a whopping $700,000, bringing the ask to $8.2 million, 37% below its initial, pie-in-the-sky price of $13 million.”

The Coeur d’Alene Press in Idaho. “Look at enough homes for sale, and chances are good you’ll come across a few turkeys. This week we’re talking about those trashy houses, and we’re NAMING NAMES! Just kidding. That’d be needlessly mean. We can, however, categorize the various types of turkeys that buyers encounter while hunting for a new home. If you’re thinking about selling your house, definitely make sure you’re not one of these types of bad real estate listings.”

“By far the most common turkey on the real estate market — a home that costs more than it should. You know what the price should be. Your Realtor knows what the price should be. The seller’s Realtor knows what the price should be. But it’s like $50,000 more than that. Get real, average turkey, you’re not 20-30 percent better than the rest of your neighborhood. And don’t give me that corner lot, ‘oversized garage,’ or ‘mostly finished basement’ nonsense either.”

The Globe and Mail. “Canadians who stretched their finances to buy into the white-hot real estate market are highly exposed to rising debt servicing costs, Bank of Canada deputy governor Paul Beaudry said Tuesday in a speech about the stability of the financial system. Mr. Beaudry pinpointed real estate investors as a potential problem – the first time the Bank of Canada has called them out for their role in driving up home prices. It said investor buying has doubled since the start of the pandemic, while purchases by first-time homebuyers have increased about 45 per cent.”

“‘A sudden influx of investors in the housing market likely contributed to the rapid price increases we saw earlier this year. In such a case, expectations of future price increases can become self-fulfilling, at least for a while,’ he said. ‘That can expose the market to a higher chance of a correction. And, if one occurs, the damage can spread far beyond the investors.'”

From Reuters. “New Zealand’s central bank raised interest rates for the second straight month on Wednesday to keep surging consumer prices in check and warned homeowners in the country’s red hot housing market to get ready for more hikes. The Reserve Bank of New Zealand lifted the official cash rate (OCR) a quarter of a percentage point to 0.75% in the final policy meeting of the year. RBNZ Governor Adrian Orr said the bank had considered a range of options, including a 50 basis point hike, but added the 25 basis point increase placed its ‘best foot forward.'”

“‘At the moment, with everything we have in our hands, we see steady steps of 25 basis points back to levels where the OCR is marginally above the neutral rate as the most balanced approach we can take,’ Orr told reporters after the meeting. The RBNZ has said in its forecasts on Wednesday that rates would reach 2.5% by 2023 and go higher by December 2024.”

The South China Morning Post. “On the fourth Friday of every month, 30-year-old Ding Xunan makes a nearly 20-hour train journey of over 1,700km from Shenzhen in southern China to Pingdingshan, a prefecture-level city in the central Chinese province of Henan to reunite with his new wife. The newlyweds are unable to afford the property prices in the big urban cities, so in 2019, car factory worker Ding bought a flat in his wife’s hometown – a medium-sized city of around 4 million people in the hinterland province in central China’s Yellow River Valley.”

“‘I made a down payment of about 460,000 yuan (US$72,000), and will have to pay back the mortgage by more than 3,600 yuan (US$564) a month for the next 25 years,’ Ding said. ‘The prices were very high back then, about 8,000 yuan a square metre, and now there are very many communities nearby at around 6,000 and 7,000 yuan a square metre. Property prices are starting to drop in growing third, fourth and fifth-tier cities, but I feel relieved. I’ve already spent almost all my own and my parents’ savings on getting married, including the cost of the wedding and housing, but I still have a brother who needs to get married in the future.'”

“In 70 major cities across the country, second-hand property prices fell in 64 month on month in October, up from 53 in September, 43 in August and 29 in July, according to the National Bureau of Statistics. However, the official housing price index may also be understating the scope of the problem by covering only 70 large and medium-sized cities and excluding more than 3,000 third, fourth and fifth-tier cities in China.”

“House prices in a large number of county-level cities across the country have now fallen from a peak of more than 7,000 yuan per square metre in 2018 to around 3,800 yuan per square metre, said Gao Zhendong, an investor focused on developing industrial estates in China’s interior provinces, who has visited several small cities in China.”

From Expat Go. “International attention can be a fickle mistress. While Malaysia – and indeed most anyone – loves getting noticed in high rankings, any negative ranking tends to bristle. Such was the case when Johor’s $100B Forest City development made a social media splash recently. The topic of the video was a rundown of what the people behind the Top Luxury channel perceive to be the world’s most useless megaprojects.”

“Enter Forest City, the mammoth offshore development in Johor under mainland China’s Country Garden Holdings, along with a state-owned Johor conglomerate tied to the Johor Sultan. To say the development has been fraught with trouble since the start would be a fairly accurate statement.”

“With mainland Chinese pinned as its primary target for buyers, Forest City was envisioned as a futuristic, wholly integrated, master-planned green city of 700,000 residents. Despite being touted as an ‘an energy-efficient, ecologically sensitive, land-conserving, low-polluting offshore city,’ Forest City’s development resulted in significant and irreversible environmental impact as man-made islands were reclaimed from ecologically sensitive wetlands and mangrove swamps.”

“Local villagers who depended on fishing for their subsistence livelihoods saw their catches reduced dramatically as reclamation works decimated the fishing grounds. Despite complaints to Johor state authorities, nothing was done, and development continued, all without the legally required Detailed Environmental Impact Assessment (DEIA) ever having been carried out.”

“In 2020, the coronavirus pandemic led to considerable economic uncertainty and near-global travel restrictions, severely affecting the already-faltering sales at Forest City, which plummeted by more than 90% after March 2020. A November 2019 article in Foreign Policy levelled fairly intense criticism at the Forest City project, calling it a ‘massive boondoggle’ and pillorying corrupt Malaysian authorities and inept Chinese management alike.”

“The planned offshore city of 700,000 only ever sold about 15,000 units, most of which were subsequently sold off at steep losses as Chinese investors raced to exit following the political fallout from the development. Even estimates of only 500 people living in Forest City at the beginning of 2020 were termed ‘optimistic’ by one journalist who visited in late 2019.”

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  1. ‘A sudden influx of investors in the housing market likely contributed to the rapid price increases we saw earlier this year. In such a case, expectations of future price increases can become self-fulfilling, at least for a while…That can expose the market to a higher chance of a correction’

    Remember when some clown at the K-da central bank said “we need the growth”? They juice markets, then pull financing and crash. Been happening for decades.

    1. The nonorganic building booms they trigger with their easy money lending policies are also bad for the planet.

      Exhibit A: China Evergrande

  2. From the last link, which is worth reading BTW:

    ‘The local arm of Forest City’s developers, Country Garden Pacificview Sdn Bhd, also attacked the video, rather confusingly claiming that the channel’s creator had chosen to point out a “racist, biased, and personal point of view.” Unless the channel is “racist and biased” against Spaniards, Hawaiians, Burmese, and Americans in Nevada, too, this is a bizarre counterclaim to make. The developer also said, “The video has made outrageous, biased points which were irrelevant or misleading.” Again, it’s hard to find bias or irrelevance in the points laid out by the video.’

    1. The local arm of Forest City’s developers,
      I have watched the video and found it very interesting. The part on building the Hawaiian express way was the best.
      Sadly but Race is always used. Reference: American Politics.

  3. Today is Thursday, November 25th and I am thankful for Ben Jones giving us one of the last platforms for uncensored free speech.

    The amount of lies from corporate media and the government, and the amount of censorship, specifically in the last two years, is the worst I have ever experienced as an American in my lifetime.

    1. The amount of lies from corporate media and the government, and the amount of censorship, specifically in the last two years, is the worst I have ever experienced as an American in my lifetime.

      It has reached the point where if they tell the truth for once, one is shocked and surprised.

  4. ‘I made a down payment of about 460,000 yuan (US$72,000), and will have to pay back the mortgage by more than 3,600 yuan (US$564) a month for the next 25 years,’ Ding said. ‘The prices were very high back then, about 8,000 yuan a square metre, and now there are very many communities nearby at around 6,000 and 7,000 yuan a square metre. Property prices are starting to drop in growing third, fourth and fifth-tier cities, but I feel relieved’

    That’s the spirit Ding, take one for the team!

    ‘House prices in a large number of county-level cities across the country have now fallen from a peak of more than 7,000 yuan per square metre in 2018 to around 3,800 yuan per square metre’

    Oh dear…

  5. Just because today is Thanksgiving does not mean that the globalists have stopped hating you.

    American Greatness — Here’s a List of Leftist Liars Whose Hands Are Stained with Waukesha’s Blood (11/23/2021):

    “These media lies are both intentional and pernicious. They spread like wildfire, and they are specifically meant to gin up racial hatred against white people.”

    https://amgreatness.com/2021/11/23/heres-a-list-of-leftist-liars-whose-hands-are-stained-with-waukeshas-blood/

    The HBB is a blog of peace. But we can’t control what could happen if the weaponized autists of 4chan decided to take this list, publish the home addresses of the names listed, and some unbalanced individual or group decided to do something about it.

    An eight year old child died from his injuries on Tuesday.

    And the value of his life to these globalists is ZERO.

    1. Unbelievable that the judge set bail for this psycho, since Democrats everywhere will be donating money for their idol’s bond money and legal representation.

      GoFundMe pulls $5M bail fundraiser for Waukesha SUV ‘killer’ Darrell Brooks and says it will BAN all future attempts to raise money after judge was blasted for setting bond

      https://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-10241291/GoFundMe-pulls-5M-bail-fundraiser-Waukesha-killer-Darrell-Brooks.html

  6. Nurses, Hospital Officials: Treatment Of Kids Injured In Waukesha Car Attack Being Hampered By Vaccine Mandate

    by Steve Watson
    November 25th 2021, 7:25 am

    One nurse speaking anonymously told local media that “It was a nightmare,” adding “We just don’t have enough people and [supervisors] were frantically calling in everyone they could, but it wasn’t enough.”

    “We are taking care of everyone the best we can, but it’s hard,” the nurse added.

    A hospital official also noted that there are currently over 200 open positions at the site, and more than 450 across all of the institute’s campuses, primarily because people have been forced out of work by the vaccine mandate which came into effect on November 15.

    The report notes that 70% of religious exemption requests were denied and some clinics have been forced to close.

    “This is because of the mandate,” another hospital source said, adding “People either quit because their exemptions were denied or didn’t even bother to apply. They just started looking for other jobs.”

    https://www.infowars.com/

    1. We just don’t have enough people

      Who would have thought that “no jab, job” would have consequences? Not that the globalists care. I’m sure their private clinics, which are secret, are always well staffed.

    2. It appears that all the religious exemptions were accepted at my wife’s Hospital. Medical exemptions weren’t easy as they trigger Governmental requirements that are harder to deal with.

      The word is that TPTB at the facility didn’t have any other options. The number of no jab, no way employees was so high (over 50%) that denying the requests and letting the staff go would have led to an immediate shutdown of most services and this is the only Hospital in place within a 120 mile radius.

      Utah Legislature held a special session, voted on this bill and Governor Cox signed it on 11/17:
      https://www.hollandhart.com/utahs-new-law-on-employer-vaccination-policies-what-employers-need-to-know?rel=0&wmode=transparent&autoplay=1

    1. Some results from when you type “google search died suddenly” into DuckDuckGo with safe search turned off:

      https://thecovidworld.com/google-searches-for-died-suddenly-surge-worldwide-is-the-covid-19-vaccine-responsible/

      https://www.vaccinedeaths.com/2021-11-16-died-suddenly-phrase-trends-on-google.html

      https://www.thegatewaypundit.com/2021/11/google-search-trend-died-suddenly-reaches-time-high-last-two-months/

      https://www.newswars.com/disturbing-phrase-died-suddenly-sharply-trends-upward-following-vaccine-rollout/

      I scrolled through 100+ of the search results and the only links from Real Journalists refer to NPR Books editor Petra Mayer who “died suddenly” of a pulmonary embolism at the age of 46 earlier this month.

      Note that if you use the Google website, and search for “google search died suddenly” you will receive none of these links in the results.

      Globalists gonna globe.

      1. pulmonary embolism

        Blood clot in the lung that occurs when a clot in another part of the body (often the leg or arm) moves through the bloodstream and becomes lodged in the blood vessels of the lung.

        1. “It’s a big club, and you ain’t in it. ”

          George Carlin said this during one of his comedy routines and his audience laughed. They laughed because they knew it was true and that is what made it seem funny to them.

          Go figure.

  7. Your Realtor knows what the price should be. The seller’s Realtor knows what the price should be. But it’s like $50,000 more than that.

    Anyone who buys a shack now, before the implosion of the Fed’s Everything Bubble & resultant carnage in the housing market, is going to be hating life.

  8. RBNZ Governor Adrian Orr said the bank had considered a range of options, including a 50 basis point hike, but added the 25 basis point increase placed its ‘best foot forward.’”

    After these central banker scum crash the global financial system, I hope we see tribunals, summary justice, and a long-overdue return of accountability for the moral hazard these gold collar criminals created.

      1. If the left really cared about the rich paying their “fair share,” they’d go after these “foundations.” These “foundations” are a much bigger problem than the SPLC.

        1. The criminality of the Obama regime (and others) does not bestow a Get Out Of Jail Free Card to the criminal cartel SPLC.

          April 2, 2019:

          “Senator Tom Cotton (R-Arkansas) sent a letter today to Commissioner of the Internal Revenue Service Charles Rettig urging an investigation into whether the Southern Poverty Law Center (SPLC) should retain its classification as a 501(c)(3).

          An excerpt from the letter is below:

          “Recent news reports have confirmed the long-established fact that the SPLC regularly engages in defamation of its political opponents. In fact, the SPLC’s defining characteristic is to fundraise off of defamation.

          This business model has paid well. The SPLC has accrued more than $500 million in assets. According to the group’s most recent financial statement, it holds $121 million offshore in non-U.S. equity funds. The SPLC uses these assets to pay its executives lavish salaries far higher than the comparable household average.

          Further, CNN reported that the organization ‘suffers from a pervasive racist culture,’ and the SPLC’s leader has ‘been disciplined after a prior investigation into inappropriate conduct.’ The New York Times has charitably described the organization as ‘in turmoil’ and cited employees’ claims that SPLC leadership is ‘complicit in decades of racial discrimination, gender discrimination, and sexual harassment and/or assault.’

          Based on these reports, and in the interest of protecting taxpayer dollars from a racist and sexist slush fund devoted to defamation, I believe that the SPLC’s conduct warrants a serious and thorough investigation.”

          https://www.cotton.senate.gov/news/press-releases/senator-cotton-urges-irs-investigation-of-the-southern-poverty-law-center

    1. This week I started helping another electrician who has the contract to wire this house (at an undisclosed location in the foothills west of Denver):

      https://ibb.co/bbt3Cz7

      Government does not create jobs.

      Government does not create wealth.

      Can Senator Warren please explain what is the “fair share” of wealth that the buyers of this $3,000,000+ house should be paying in taxes? What exactly is the “fair share” of the fruits of these buyers’ labor that is owed to the non-producers of our society?

  9. Mr. Beaudry pinpointed real estate investors as a potential problem – the first time the Bank of Canada has called them out for their role in driving up home prices.

    You’re 13 years too late, a$$hole. And real estate speculators are a symptom of the problem, not the cause. Culpability for creating these insane bubbles and the systemic risks they pose to the financial system is 100% on the Keynesian fraudsters at the central banks.

      1. That’s the biggest Cheeto I’ve ever seen!

        Speaking of…

        I got 60lbs of Butterball ready for the deep fryer, 10-2lb boxes of mashed potatos, 10lbs of Stovetop stuffing, 5lbs of Velveeta for the deep fried cauliflower dip, 2 double sized sourpatch kid pies and 10 bottles of diet Coke.

        It’s time to feast.

          1. “What will you offer to the guests?”

            Nothing but the best. But none of our guests are DebtDonkeys. CraterTater Casserole and Crow is the best it gets for them. Rate Raisins optional.

  10. “A litigation lawyer says she’s seen a “significant increase” in the number of clients who purchased a home with no conditions and are now seeking legal recourse for problems that popped up after moving in.

    The hot housing market in several Canadian cities, including Ottawa, has led to many people submitting offers without conditions and sometimes without even seeing inside the home.”

    https://www.cbc.ca/news/canada/ottawa/buyers-with-no-condition-offers-seek-legal-recourse-1.6261365

    1. “…clients who purchased a home with no conditions and are now seeking legal recourse for problems that popped up after moving in.”

      If they signed a no-conditions purchase contract, they have nobody but themselves to blame.

      1. “If they signed a no-conditions purchase contract, they have nobody but themselves to blame.”

        You may be right for cisgender hetero white supremacists. For everybody else, da gubmint is going to demand/enforce a do over.

  11. “‘A sudden influx of investors in the housing market likely contributed to the rapid price increases we saw earlier this year. In such a case, expectations of future price increases can become self-fulfilling, at least for a while,’”

    We’ve referred to this phenomenon a housing bubble since Ben started this blog in 2004.

    “‘That can expose the market to a higher chance of a correction.”

    All bubbles eventually pop.

    “And, if one occurs, the damage can spread far beyond the investors.’”

    Sounds like the financial authorities better try to keep the bubble inflated forever, so the damage from the correction which might otherwise occur won’t spread far and wide.

    1. Loose lips sink ships.

      The Financial Times
      JPMorgan Chase & Co
      Jamie Dimon apologises twice after saying JPMorgan will outlast China’s Communist party
      Wall Street chief says he should not have made remarks following visit to Hong Kong
      JPMorgan’s Asia headquarters in Hong Kong
      JPMorgan said chief executive Jamie Dimon acknowledged he ‘should never speak lightly or disrespectfully about another country or its leadership’
      © S3studio/Marcio Rodrigo Machado/Getty Images
      Tabby Kinder in Hong Kong and Demetri Sevastopulo in Washington yesterday

      Jamie Dimon has issued two separate apologies to China after telling a group of US business leaders that JPMorgan Chase would outlast the Chinese Communist party.

      In a speech in Boston on Tuesday the bank’s chief executive had referred to the party’s 100th anniversary, remarking that JPMorgan was the same age. “I’ll make a bet that we last longer,” he said, adding: “I can’t say that in China. They are probably listening anyway.”

      The bank scrambled on Wednesday to mitigate any damage to relations with the country, where JPMorgan has spent decades laying the groundwork to take advantage of its growing prosperity.

    1. The Financial Times
      Chinese economy
      China emissions fall as economy buffeted by property downturn
      World’s biggest polluter might hit peak emissions earlier than forecast as growth eases
      Smog forced residents of Beijing to wear masks last week. China is responsible for about 30% of global greenhouse gases
      © Lintao Zhang/Getty Images
      Edward White in Wellington and Andy Lin in Hong Kong
      8 hours ago

      Carbon dioxide emissions in China have fallen for the first time since last year’s lockdown, the latest signal the property sector downturn and energy shortages have hit industrial demand in the world’s second-biggest economy.

      Emissions declined by about 0.5 per cent in the three months to the end of September, according to data published by Carbon Brief, a climate research and news service.

      “The reasons [for the decline] are the clampdown on runaway real estate lending, resulting in a sharp reduction in steel and cement output, and the sky-high coal prices,” said Lauri Myllyvirta, an analyst at the Centre for Research on Energy and Clean Air, an independent research group based in Helsinki.

    2. “With mainland Chinese pinned as its primary target for buyers, Forest City was envisioned as a futuristic, wholly integrated, master-planned green city of 700,000 residents. Despite being touted as an ‘an energy-efficient, ecologically sensitive, land-conserving, low-polluting offshore city,’ Forest City’s development resulted in significant and irreversible environmental impact as man-made islands were reclaimed from ecologically sensitive wetlands and mangrove swamps.”

      As much as I hate to agree with Greta and the green fringe, it’s hard to deny the connection between central bank money printing and environmental destruction.

      “Local villagers who depended on fishing for their subsistence livelihoods saw their catches reduced dramatically as reclamation works decimated the fishing grounds. Despite complaints to Johor state authorities, nothing was done, and development continued, all without the legally required Detailed Environmental Impact Assessment (DEIA) ever having been carried out.”

      Without suitable habitat, fish die.

      1. Forest City was envisioned as a futuristic, wholly integrated, master-planned green city of 700,000 residents

        Even the Walt Disney company, after its founder’s death, realized that “Uncle Walt’s” dream of a utopian city was pie in the sky, and turned his vision of “EPCOT” into a theme park.

    1. Pattern Recognition.

      Pre-colonial Native American vs Native American violence is to be omitted from the Narrative and ignored. Pre-colonial African vs African violence is to be omitted from the Narrative and ignored. Pre-colonial Asian vs Asian violence is to be omitted from the Narrative and ignored. Pre-colonial any non-European vs any other non-European violence is to be omitted from the Narrative and ignored.

      There are centuries and centuries of history of violence occurring within different non-European populations / tribes / kingdoms / and between different non-European populations / tribes / kingdoms.

      And we are asked to ignore *ALL* of that.

      Globalists want to silence us from discussing it, but they can’t silence us here.

      You can’t be a globalist and an American. If you are a globalist with alleged U.S. citizenship, you forfeit your rights as an American citizen, are classified as an enemy combatant, and will be treated accordingly.

      “Enemies foreign and domestic”

      That’s you, globalists…

  12. Imagine being a security guard tasked with guarding a high-end retail outlet in a state where the criminal underclass acts with the blessing, if not the connivance, of the entire corrupt Democrat-Bolshevik political, law enforcement, and judicial apparatus.

    California smash-and-grab gangs strike again, steal $25,000 in high-end goods

    https://nypost.com/2021/11/25/california-thieves-steal-25000-in-goods-mace-security/

    California robbery gangs have struck again, swiping an estimated $25,000 in high-end goods after attacking a security guard with bear spray, according to local reports.

    About five thieves — one in a distinctive orange wig — struck around 6:45 p.m. Wednesday at a Nordstrom in Canoga Park, KABC said of the latest in a plague of such smash-and-grab raids.

    1. Do the Real Journalists really believe they can make all of these stories just disappear?

      Do the Real Journalists really believe they can conceal the ethnicity of the majority of the perpetrators?

      Is it even possible at this point for Clown World to clown any harder?

      1. Citizen! If what your eyes perceive they see conflicts with The Narrative, this is evidence of BadThink! Clearly the organized looting sprees on California retailers are the handiwork of out-of-state Amish Rumspringa celebrants who let their hijinks get out of hand! California’s Soros-installed AG will be sending a formal letter of complaint to the Amish elders telling them to rein in their youthful miscreants and confine their antics to rural Pennsylvania and Ohio.

      2. What is it about Globalists One World Order Monopoly Corporations and Trillion and Billionaire Elites taking over US and other Countries that isn’t understandable.
        Biden is the Puppet face of the treasonous take over, Monopoly owned Fraud News is the weapon of destruction , so they won’t stop.
        Big Pharmacy Monopoly is the weapon of Medical Tyranny and police state Government enforcement and control of populations and destruction of current Constitution protections.
        Fraud news to spin a narrative that over half of US are domestic terrorists, especially whites. Fraud that its a Unvaccinated Pandemic and children are super spreaders, so jab them with a expiermental injection that doesn’t even meet the traditional definition of a vaccine.
        Censorship of anything that disputes the Fraud Narratives.
        And Fraud News get more absurd by the minute, with Dr Fauci saying take more boosters of the failed vaccine. Fauci the Authority figure Face of Science, who can’t be criticized for his protocols, that have probably killed millions already.
        No, I’m not going to take a injection from Big Pharmacy, that’s a expierment , in which FDA and protection agencies have been corrupted and captured by Big Pharmacy and the Bill Gates type stakeholders.
        I think eventually the fraud of the Big Pharmacy vaccine industry with no liabilty , and corrupted regulation will be exposed for the destruction of health and deaths and injury they caused.
        When I was a kid you didn’t have all these chronic diseases and people revolving their life around vaccines and medical Industry. Health insurance was so cheap and paid for by Employers because working peoples risk was small of expensive claims.
        You could watch the development of Big Pharmacy take over of the Medical system . 70 vaccines mandated for the average child administrator at younger and younger ages. Push for a magic pill drug for any complaint, while death by Pharmaceutical soared in the US to be listed as the third or forth cause of death in US.
        Unacceptable levels of side affects normalized as acceptable. Dr Fauci tax payer funding of gain of function and other bad medicine. Even corruption of trials and medical science for bad drugs.
        Its really outrageous it you dig a little into what went awry with medical science . Profits without liability for advancement of vaccines.
        Look at all the medical dollars wasted for this vaccine for everything . Heard a talking head say that they will promote that a virus is the cause of all disease with a vaccine as the solution.
        This is not a sustainable Medical system if the stakeholders loot the Society and reduce the health of Society.
        When I was a kid it was a sustainable health system under capitalism until in the 80’s when Government took away liabilty on vaccines. Licence to kill really. Now Big Pharmacy product maker wants to force you to take their junk injections. Next it will be forced diet of soy and bugs for the masses, with a hefty does of vaccines and boosters on a yearly basis to round out your consumption , and add some chips inserted for human control.

  13. “Your Realtor knows what the price should be. The seller’s Realtor knows what the price should be. But it’s like $50,000 more than that. Get real, average turkey, you’re not 20-30 percent better than the rest of your neighborhood.”

    Drop your price now or get priced in forever, you average turkey.

    Happy Turkey Day to all housing bubble collapse spectators!

    1. also stumbled upon this blog in 2006, mugsy. I remember your name from way back.
      sometimes I wonder if former blog commenters still read this column & just decide not to post . . . ?

      1. sometimes I wonder if former blog commenters still read this column & just decide not to post . . . ?

        I think there are quite a few from 2006/2007 still around…

  14. From NoNewNormal dot win, a similar sentiment to how I feel about the Front Range metro Denver counties re-implementing a mask mandate as of yesterday:

    “My area (Montgomery County, MD) is off the wall. If you don’t know about the place, it’s a DC suburban county that’s filled with wokies and Asians. Even though there are few, if any, restrictions about capacity, dining, and so on, they’ve recently reinstated their mask mandate – prior to that we literally only had 2-3 weeks of “freedom” if you could even call it that. I fully expect to see mask mandates return every winter, or even worse, remain in place forever and ever.

    Basically you can live “normally”, but you need to wear masks everywhere. Which, as we all know, is nowhere near true normalcy. It doesn’t end until the masks disappear. Unfortunately, I fear that the day when masks truly go away for good might never arrive. Maybe I’m just cynical, but every time hope seems to be around the horizon, it gets snatched up.

    I’ve become increasingly misanthrophic since the beginning of all this bullshit. I no longer care about how many people die each day, and nothing feels fun or enjoyable anymore because everyone is wearing masks (and often gloves or other PPE as well). It’s not just the restrictions, but the futility of life as well. I’m not sure how much longer I can take this bullshit anymore.

    “Just get off your computer/phone, go outside, and touch grass! It’s a totally different world out there, tons of skeptics you would not have met before!” Well, the problem is, of course, I keep seeing people wearing masks, and everytime I do, it’s almost as if I’m conditioned to feel dread. It’s getting hard to even go a day without succumbing to depression symptoms.

    And the most crushing part is, unfortunate as this may seem, this is probably not going to be the worst it’ll get. Come December, we’ll probably see capacity restrictions, business closures, and yes, possibly even lockdowns. Every time I assume the best, the best fails to come to fruition. I wish things would just be normal like before March 2020, not just in terms of restrictions but with regard to mental health factors in general.”

    I do not concur with this last paragraph, but I can empathize:

    “I don’t think I’ll ever recover, and if things get really bad I’m probably checking out. I don’t have a defined plan yet, but I’m probably going to do it in some manner, barring a drastic improvement.”

    And the top voted comment on the thread:

    “Reprogram yourself to understand that when you see someone wearing a mask, they have just informed you they are weak, or an idiot. I don’t find it disheartening, I consider it a gift because it’s easy for me to know who I should be avoiding.”

    https://communities.win/c/NoNewNormal/p/140JFOr5Ym/the-fear-and-dread-is-crushing-m/c

    We’re taking our country back. Let’s give this person some hope…

    1. Come December, we’ll probably see capacity restrictions, business closures, and yes, possibly even lockdowns.
      I don’t know how many have read this, but several articles have openly talked about Climate change lockdowns and/or Climate change quotas. (quotas how much CO2 you can produce)
      I am sure some of you don’t know this, but as a Geology student in the late 1970’s, the biggest climate threat was global cooling. In fact, I specifically remember one statement (and I am paraphasing here) which said: By 2020 all humans will need to live underground and grow their food underground as it will be too cold to survive at the surface. How can things change so quickly on a planet that is 4.4 BILLION years old? Makes no sense.

    1. Mr. Bosi is impressive.
      The whole debate now is the idea that the Globalist enemy is trying to start violent conflict or rebellion for their pre-planned next step in police state or military takeover. They are trying to start race wars or civil wars or false flags to start violence.
      So, peaceful rebellion in great numbers, with non compliance is what Mr Bosi recommends.
      Some people think it’s gone beyond peace and violence cannot be avoided in taking back Countries.
      Its seems like the Biden puppet is doing everything possible to pit people against each other, race war provoking, piss people off, threaten their jobs, violate their children, demonize half the Nation as being domestic terrorists, punishment and discrimination against groups, disregard for the law, allowing invasion of the Borders, etc.
      I keep feeling like the Globalists want violence, mayhem, burning, race wars, school wars, you name it. If you talk at a school board meeting your considered threatening domestic terrorists. Biden’s little army of commie criminal rioters are glorified .
      Very much of a gone insane World where they have people running around with useless masks on that defies the science. Its symbolic for they want to cut you air off .
      So, what if they do things that are violent, and the only defense is violence as self defense, as Rittenhouse was forced into. What if they try to force you at gun point to take a injection?
      Start out with peaceful non compliance, but be prepared for self defense if necessary.
      They are the enemy invasion trying to take over the World, not the people of all these Countries , that didn’t vote for this Dictorship.

  15. Gee, what could it be? – the UK Times reports a 25% rise in heart attacks due to blocked arteries…must be climate change related.

    Mystery rise in heart attacks from blocked arteries

    https://archive.ph/H8kw7#selection-749.0-760.0

    Health experts have been left baffled by a big rise in a common and potentially fatal type of heart attack in the west of Scotland.

    During the summer there was a 25 per cent rise in the number of people rushed to the Golden Jubilee National Hospital in Clydebank with partially blocked arteries cutting blood supply to the heart.

  16. Right on cue. If anyone needs to reach me, I’ll be under my bed.

    ‘Our scientists are deeply concerned’: Sajid Javid sounds alarm over new ‘worst-ever’ super-mutant Covid variant that will make vaccines at least 40 per cent ‘less effective’ as flights are BANNED from South Africa and five other African countries

    https://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-10229159/South-Africa-new-red-travel-list-early-TOMORROW-fears-mutant-strain.html

    1. that will make vaccines at least 40 per cent ‘less effective

      Isn’t 60% of zero still zero?

      But yeah, this was expected. And I doubt that these mutations are happening naturally.

  17. Fu#k the Globalist Monopolies One World Order take over Dictorship. Fu#k Big Pharmacy Monopoly Medical Tyranny . Fu#k Monopoly fraud News and their censorship of truth. Fu#k Open Borders and Commie criminal looters spreading mayhem and destruction. Fu#k these tyrants that want to control speech, thought and dispute, for their brainwashing fake narratives.
    They are not going to win because you don’t even need more than about 20 maybe 30 % to rebel. I think more than that will reject their agendas.

    1. I guess the SUV should be arrested and tried for not staying in its lane.

      This is the non stop absurdity of narratives today.

  18. Is news of the new super-mutant ninja Covid variant making you want to dump all of your mad money investments in crypto, stonks, real estate, and commodities, in preparation for indefinitely masking up and taking up permanent residency under your bed?

    1. Ebola!!!

      The Financial Times
      Markets Briefing Equities
      Stocks and oil prices sink as new coronavirus variant spooks markets
      Equities tumble as investors fear potential impact of B.1.1.529 strain on economy
      The town of Parys, South Africa: the B.1.1.529 Sars-Cov-2 variant, first identified in Botswana, is believed to be behind a surge in Covid cases in southern Africa
      © Kim Ludbrook/EPA/Shutterstock
      Hudson Lockett in Hong Kong, Adam Samson, George Steer and Neil Hume in London an hour ago

      Global stocks tumbled on Friday as investors dashed out of shares in companies most exposed to the pandemic and sought shelter in havens after the discovery of a new coronavirus variant shook market sentiment.

      A broad sell-off in European shares followed similar moves in Asian markets. Europe’s Stoxx 600 fell as much as 3.6 per cent, and was down 2.7 per cent in late-morning trading. France’s CAC 40 index and Germany’s Dax were down by 3 per cent and 2.5 per cent respectively.

      London’s FTSE 100 index dropped 3 per cent. In a sign of the market anxiety, shares in British Airways parent IAG, German carrier Lufthansa and aircraft maker Airbus dropped around 10 per cent.

      Other companies that are vulnerable to travel curbs, such as WHSmith and business conference operator Informa also fell, while pandemic beneficiaries like food delivery service Deliveroo and meal kit company HelloFresh were among the slim number of gainers on Friday. Oil benchmarks on both sides of the Atlantic fell more than 5 per cent.

      “Things have escalated on the Covid front quite rapidly over the last 12 hours,” said Jim Reid, a strategist at Deutsche Bank. On Thursday the new variant “was slowly starting to gather increasing attention but overnight it has begun to dominate markets,” he said.

      Futures contracts tracking Wall Street’s S&P 500 index were down 1.8 per cent. US stocks will trade for fewer hours on Friday following the Thanksgiving holiday, something that could lessen trading volumes and heighten volatility on American bourses.

      The Vix index, a measure of expected volatility in US stocks over the next month, rose by 7.6 points on Friday to 26, the biggest increase since early 2021.

      The B.1.1.529 Sars-Cov-2 variant, first identified in Botswana, is believed to be behind a surge in Covid cases in southern Africa over the past week and has alarmed global health officials because of its apparent ability to evade vaccines and spread more quickly than the Delta variant.

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