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Read or Condemn Yourself to Death by Ignorance

For those courageous souls brave enough to look and see what is,

who are unwilling to blindly accept

the lies and rules of tyrannical authority.

The simple step of a courageous individual is not to take part in the lie.

One word of truth outweighs a world of lies.

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If perchance a post of mine you think extreme

heed this from Kahlil Gibran:

“In battling evil, excess is good;

for he who is moderate in announcing the truth is presenting half-truth.

He conceals the other half out of fear of the people’s wrath.”

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One of my goals is to think and act as if I fear no man’s wrath or deed.


Observation And Integrity

Wednesday 14th September 2022


G’day,

Hope this finds you fit and well.

Here is a sampling of what recently crossed my digital desk.

I hope you get something from it!

Death Does Not Count

We Also Dream

Justice

Libs of TikTok

Are You Prepared for the Coming Food Catastrophe?

Expose Delusion And Error

Amazing ’Deep Fake’ technology is used to make Simon Cowell appear to sing ’You’re The Inspiration’ on AGT 2022

The Critic

Heinlein Postscript

Muddy Water

We Owe Shakespeare For These

Chile becomes first country to pass neuro-rights law

A Tyrant

Finance ’Guru’ Reveals Financial Collapse and COVID Jab Data

Doug Casey on the Controlled Demolition of Food and Energy Supplies

Political Priorities

The Plan

All Fake

Good News on Platform Censorship!

Poison-Filled Giants

Have a great week!

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Death Does Not Count
 
Death Does Not Count
 
 
 

Written by Henry Scott Holland (27 January 1847 17 March 1918) was Regius Professor of Divinity at the University of Oxford

 
 
 
 
We Also Dream
 
We Also Dream
 
 
 

 
 
 
 
Justice
 
Justice
 
 
 

 
 
 
 
Libs of TikTok
 
 
 
 

An insight into the indoctrination rampant in what is euphemistically called the education system and the intolerance when they are exposed.

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Are You Prepared for the Coming Food Catastrophe?
 
Grain Shortage Risk
 
 
 

(Tom: From Dr Mercola, a heads up to prep for predicted food shortages. Even if you cannot afford to do much, buy an extra tin or two of beans or packet of rice when they are on special.)

Across the world, experts and analysts are now warning of skyrocketing food prices and catastrophic food shortages. In mid-May 2022, United Nations chief Antonio Guterres said the world is facing years of famine
Blame for this global food shortage is, officially, being laid at the feet of
climate change,” the COVID pandemic and the Russia-Ukraine conflict, but other factors are also contributing to bring our food system to the breaking point
Crop failures and low yields have caused several countries to reduce or halt food exports, and fertilizer, fuel and energy shortages further worsen this already strained food supply
President Biden’s decision to transition the United States away from energy independency by shutting down the Keystone pipeline, canceling offshore oil leases and freezing new leases and permits for federal oil and gas drilling doesn’t help the situation in the U.S. It also doesn’t help that the U.S. and U.K. continue paying farmers to not farm or to grow less
Globally, food prices increased by 29.8% between March 2021 and March 2022, while meat prices rose 2.2% in a single month between March and April 2022
Across the world, experts and analysts are now warning of skyrocketing food prices and catastrophic food shortages. In mid-May 2022, United Nations chief Antonio Guterres said the world is facing years of famine, and urged Russia to
permit the safe and secure export of grain stored in Ukrainian ports” to ease shortages.

Blame for this global food shortage is, officially, being laid at the feet of
climate change,” the COVID pandemic and the Russia-Ukraine conflict. But while all of those have played their role, other factors are also contributing to bring our food system to the breaking point.

Death by a Thousand Cuts

For example, between January 2021 and April 2022, at least 20 food processing facilities have gone up in flames, and a string of barn fires has also impacted farmers. While most of these fires have been blamed on equipment or safety failures, and fact checkers insist fires are common in these kinds of facilities, there were only two such fires in 2019, and at least some of the barn fires at the end of 2021 were suspected arson.

In 2020, wildfires also destroyed a number of farms, and in in early 2022, bird flu outbreaks among poultry resulted in the culling of millions of chickens, ducks and turkey.

In March 2021, a massive container ship became wedged across the Suez Canal in Egypt blocking
an artery of world trade,” triggering a rise in oil prices and leading to fallout that affected shipping around the globe.

More recently, there was the U.S. infant formula shortage, precipitated by the Food and Drug Administration shutting down one of the manufacturing facilities that is part of the U.S. formula monopoly.

Russia is also withholding fertilizer exports in response to the EU’s decision to ban seven of the nine Russian banks from the SWIFT system, and anyone who wants to buy Russian oil or gas has to pay in Rubles.

On top of the fertilizer shortage and subsequent price increase triggered by Russia’s ban on exports, Union Pacific (a key investor in which is BlackRock) is also restricting fertilizer shipments by train, causing shipment delays and higher prices. A Canadian Pacific freight train carrying potash (a key fertilizer ingredient) also recently derailed in Alberta, Canada.

President Biden’s decision to transition the United States away from energy independency by shutting down the Keystone pipeline, canceling offshore oil leases in Alaska and the Gulf of Mexico, and freezing new leases and permits for federal oil and gas drilling doesn’t help either.

We need fuel to farm and to ship food and fertilizer, so rising prices at the pump automatically result in higher outlays for farmers and higher food prices. It also doesn’t help or make sense for the U.S. and U.K. to continue paying farmers to not farm or grow less when a global famine is looming. And, let’s not forget the elephant in the room out of control money printing which is the real cause of inflation.

Shortages Are Predicted Everywhere As reported by The Economist:19


Ukraine’s exports of grain and oilseeds have mostly stopped and Russia’s are threatened. Together, the two countries supply 12% of traded calories. Wheat prices, up 53% since the start of the year, jumped a further 6% on May 16th, after India said it would suspend exports because of an alarming heatwave ...

Nearly 250m are on the brink of famine. If, as is likely, the war drags on and supplies from Russia and Ukraine are limited, hundreds of millions more people could fall into poverty. Political unrest will spread, children will be stunted and people will starve ...

Russia and Ukraine supply 28% of globally traded wheat, 29% of the barley, 15% of the maize and 75% of the sunflower oil ... Ukraine’s food exports provide the calories to feed 400m people. The war is disrupting these supplies because Ukraine has mined its waters to deter an assault, and Russia is blockading the port of Odessa ...

China, the largest wheat producer, has said that, after rains delayed planting last year, this crop may be its worst-ever. Now, in addition to the extreme temperatures in India, the world’s second-largest producer, a lack of rain threatens to sap yields in other breadbaskets, from America’s wheat belt to the Beauce region of France. The Horn of Africa is being ravaged by its worst drought in four decades ...

All this will have a grievous effect on the poor. Households in emerging economies spend 25% of their budgets on food ... In many importing countries, governments cannot afford subsidies to increase the help to the poor, especially if they also import energy another market in turmoil ...

Since the war started, 23 countries from Kazakhstan to Kuwait have declared severe restrictions on food exports that cover 10% of globally traded calories. More than one-fifth of all fertilizer exports are restricted. If trade stops, famine will ensue.”

Food Prices Skyrocket Worldwide Globally, food prices increased by 29.8% between March 2021 and March 2022, while meat prices rose 2.2% in a single month between March and April 2022. The map below, posted on Twitter by Marc Ross,20 shows the areas of the world hardest hit by food price increases.

world grain shortage Not surprisingly, poorer countries notice price hikes the most, while people in wealthier nations can afford to pay more without tipping into starvation. Eventually, however, as inflation continues while salaries remain flat, even the middle-class will start to feel it. And, of course, at a certain point, it won’t matter how much money you have because you can’t buy food, at any price, if there is none.

Great Reset Is Underway By now, you’ve likely heard about the World Economic Forum’s (WEF) Great Reset and their plan for you to
own nothing and be happy” by 2030. We’re now seeing this plan in motion all over the place.

For example, in the first quarter of 2021, 15% of U.S. homes sold were purchased by corporate investors21 not families looking to achieve their American dream. Seemingly without warning, we’ve entered an era where home ownership is becoming out of reach for many, and that’s a first step to
owning nothing.” As noted in a tweet by Cultural Husbandry:22


This is wealth redistribution, and it ain’t rich people’s wealth that is getting redistributed. It’s normal American middle class, salt of the earth wealth heading into the hands of the world’s most powerful entities and individuals. The traditional financial vehicle [is] gone forever.

Home equity is the main financial element that middle class families use to build wealth, and BlackRock, a federal reserve funded financial institution is buying up all the houses to make sure that young families can’t build wealth ... This is a fundamental reorganization of society.”

Indeed, and it’s right in line with plans for societal reorganization described under banners such as The Great Reset, Build Back Better, Agenda 21, the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development,23,24 and the Green Energy movement. These agendas all work together toward the same goal, which is a global monopoly on ownership and wealth, with a clear separation of the haves and have nots; the owners and the owned; the rulers and the ruled; the elite and the serfs.

If meat consumption, frozen foods, fossil fuel use, home appliances, air conditioning and single-family homes are ’unsustainable,’ it stands to reason that the goal of any sustainable development scheme is to eliminate all of those things, and this process of elimination is now well underway. In 1992 at the Earth Summit, under-secretary-general of the Convention on Climate Change and executive director of the UN Environment Program, Maurice Strong, stated that:25


Current lifestyles and consumption patterns of the affluent middle class, involving high meat intake, consumption of large amounts of frozen and convenience foods, use of fossil fuels, appliances, home and workplace air-conditioning, and suburban housing, are not sustainable.”

If meat consumption, frozen foods, fossil fuel use, home appliances, air conditioning and single-family homes are
unsustainable,” it stands to reason that the goal of any sustainable development scheme is to eliminate all of those things, and this process of elimination is now well underway.

It’s All About Creating Forced Dependency Understand, The Great Reset involves the destruction of supply chains, the energy sector, the food supply and workforce, to create dependency on government, which in turn will be taken over by private interests and central banks through the collapse of the global economy. A large-enough war would accomplish all of these aims, which is why the possibility of world war cannot be discounted. An anonymous correspondent recently wrote about this on WinterOak.org:26


Welcome to the second phase of the Great Reset: war. While the pandemic acclimatized the world to lockdowns, normalized the acceptance of experimental medications, precipitated the greatest transfer of wealth to corporations by decimating SMEs [small and medium-sized businesses] and adjusted the muscle memory of workforce operations in preparation for a cybernetic future, an additional vector was required to accelerate the economic collapse before nations can ’Build Back Better.’”

The article presents
several ways in which the current conflict between Russia and Ukraine is the next catalyst for the World Economic Forum’s Great Reset agenda, facilitated by an interconnected web of global stakeholders and a diffuse network of public-private partnerships.”

Disruption to supply chains fit right into this plan, while food shortages, driven by the many factors discussed and, perhaps, orchestrated attacks on food plants, will accelerate the acceptance of synthetic foods, such as lab-grown meat, which has also been championed by Great Reset front men like Bill Gates.

Solutions There are solutions, but we have to jump on them now. In my previous article,
Why Food Prices Are Expected to Skyrocket,” I review how biodynamic farming can help us out of these dilemmas, as it doesn’t use synthetic fertilizers and requires far less water. I also discuss new investment opportunities that can support regenerative agriculture projects. On an individual, more immediate basis, however, some key areas of basic preparation include:

Food Grow some of your own food, make friends with local farmers, create or join a local CSA, and shore up your long-term food stores. (Rather than panic buying mass quantities all at once, consider spreading it out and just buy a little more than you need for the day or week each time you go shopping. You can build up a backup supply rather quickly that way)

Water Identify sources of potable water and make sure you have one or more ways to purify questionable water supplies

Power Consider how you might power some of the essentials in your home if there are rolling blackouts, or the electrical grid goes down altogether

Firearms training for self defense and hunting Learn how to use, store, carry and clean a firearm and work on your marksmanship. Other forms of self-defense training can also be useful, if nothing else, to make you feel more competent and confident in potentially high-risk situations

Communications Give some thought to how you will communicate with friends and family if cell towers and/or internet goes down

Medicine Stock up on nutritional supplements, medications, how-to books on alternative home remedies and first-aid supplies

Money Keep cash on hand, including smaller denominations. Both power grid and internet outages can eliminate your ability to buy without cash. For more long-term protection against inflation, consider buying physical precious metals such as gold and silver

Remember to consider and include analog devices and manual tools in your preparation. We’re so used to having unlimited electricity and continuous wireless communications, it can be difficult to imagine the restrictions you’ll face without them. If need be, turn off the breakers in your home for a day or two, ditch all wireless devices, and see what challenges come up. Then, figure out what you need to solve them.

Also, consider keeping hardcopies of useful books and important documents, such as your most recent bank statements, asset statements, the deed to your home or car and so on.

Entire books can, and have, been written on prepping, and some will take it to extremes. But while you probably won’t need an underground bunker stocked with a decade’s-worth of food, everyone, at this point, really ought to be preparing, to some degree, for food and energy shortages.

My list above is merely a summary of some of the key areas of focus. The details of how to go about each one, however, are manifold. As a community, we can help each other with this.

So, please, share your personal ideas for basic (and not so basic) preparation in the Vital Votes comment section below. If you have questions, be sure to post those too, so the community can help answer them. Of course, building supportive communities into a variety of people can bring their skills will become paramount, so don’t just rely on online relationships. Get to know your physical neighbors too.

 
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Expose Delusion And Error
 
Expose Delusion And Error
 
 
 

 
 
 
 
Amazing ’Deep Fake’ technology is used to make Simon Cowell appear to sing ’You’re The Inspiration’ on AGT 2022
 
Deep Fake Simon Cowell
 
 
 

Co-founders of artificial intelligence company Metaphysic, Chris Ume and Thomas Graham, stunned the audience on America’s Got Talent as they created a ’deepfake’ audition of Simon Cowell singing Chicago’s “You’re the Inspiration.“ It is so realistic, that even Simon Cowell is flustered and embarrassed at the start. Using artificial intelligence, they are able to create their own version of familiar people doing unusual things.

Edgar Allan Poe said, “Believe nothing you hear, and only one half that you see.” The improved technology is making that “half“ seem pretty generous!

 
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The Critic
 
The Critic
 
 
 

“Let the refining and improving of your own life keep you so busy that you have little time to criticize others.” H. Jackson Brown, Jr. - Author

 
 
 
 
Heinlein Postscript
 
Heinlein Postscript
 
 
 

 
 
 
 
Muddy Water
 
Muddy Water
 
 
 

 
 
 
 
We Owe Shakespeare For These
 
We Owe Shakespeare For These
 
 
 

 
 
 
 
Chile becomes first country to pass neuro-rights law
 
Connected Brain
 
 
 

Chile became the first country in the world to protect neuro-rights after the Chamber of Deputies approved Wednesday an amendment to the Chilean Constitution. The bill is expected to be signed into law by their president soon.

The amendment to the Chilean Constitution aims at defining mental identity for the first time in history as a non-manipulable right to protect it against technological advancements in neurosciences and artificial intelligence. The bill sets out to protect the right to mental privacy, personal identity, the free will of thought, equitable access to technologies that increase human capacities, and protection against discrimination.

Guido Girardi, the opposition senator, said, The amendment to the Chilean Constitution “is the first law in the world on neuro-rights, and it is the first step in a legislative ecosystem that will regulate artificial intelligence and neuro-technologies.”

The Chamber of Deputies said in a statement that “Chile’s law establishes that scientific and technological development must be at the service of people and that it will be carried out with respect for life and physical and mental integrity.”

 
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A Tyrant
 
A Tyrant
 
 
 

Science includes debate. Freedome includes choice.

 
 
 
 
Finance ’Guru’ Reveals Financial Collapse and COVID Jab Data
 
 
 
 

Edward Dowd is a hedge fund “guru” and former equity portfolio manager for the largest asset manager in the world, BlackRock. Over the past two years, Dowd has courageously come forward to awaken people to the collateral damage of the COVID pandemic A global financial collapse is a mathematical certainty. Dowd predicts the collapse will begin in earnest within the next six to 24 months

 
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Doug Casey on the Controlled Demolition of Food and Energy Supplies
 
Controlled Demolition
 
 
 

I received this as an email and thought it worth sharing with you.

 
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Political Priorities
 
Political Priorities
 
 
 

 
 
 
 
The Plan
 
The Plan
 
 
 

Their destructive plan is working well. We the people need a coordinated anti-Plan. Here’s one: https://rumble.com/c/c-1667655

And here’s another: http://www.bringorder.info/English.html

And here’s a list of other things you can do if you are interested: https://www.tomgrimshaw.com/tomsblog/?p=36001

 
 
 
 
All Fake
 
All Fake
 
 
 

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Good News on Platform Censorship!
 
 
 
 

Boom! Court rules platforms do NOT have a constitutional right to suppress your speech and posts!

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Poison-Filled Giants
 
Poison-Filled Giants
 
 
 

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

Until next time,
dream big dreams,
plan out how to achieve them,
be continually executing your plans,
enlist people to your causes,
travel and/or read widely, preferably both,
all the while observing what you observe
rather than thinking what you are told to think,
think well of your fellow man,
take time to help your fellow man,
he sorely needs it and it will help you too,
eat food that is good for your body,
exercise your body,
take time to destress,
and do the important things
that make a difference -
they are rarely the urgent ones!

Tom

 
 

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