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If Only Everyone Bought Electric Vehicles, Things Would be Great. Oh wait…

EV Revolution Taps the Brakes (via Louis Navellier Weekly Update: March 11, 2022):

When Russia initiated its attack on the Ukraine two weeks ago, I don’t think anyone could have predicted how quickly commodity prices would soar to the sky.

The escalating war in Ukraine, as well as the subsequent sanctions on Russia from the U.S., European Union, U.K. and other nations around the world, have driven the prices of oil and wheat to 14-year highs. Several metals also climbed to all-time highs, including aluminum, copper and nickel. The latter is particularly interesting, as nickel prices jumped to $51,000 per tonne and the surge caused the London Metal Exchange to halt trading in nickel on Tuesday morning.

The reality is that Russia is the third-largest producer of nickel in the world and accounts for 10% of the global nickel supply. So, already outrageous nickel prices are set to remain elevated for the foreseeable future, and there are big ramifications for several industries. Specifically, the global push for green energy has grown a bit more complicated, especially for the electric vehicle (EV) sector.

Consider this: new lithium-ion batteries are comprised of anywhere from 33% to 90% nickel. Prior to the Russia-Ukraine conflict, there was already a shortage of lithium-ion batteries. So, with most countries no longer trading with Russia in light of its attacks on Ukraine, nickel supplies are growing even tighter. What this mean is that the acute battery shortage will persist, and lithium-ion battery prices will rise – and in turn, the price of EVs will also remain high.

The fact that Tesla admitted that it didn’t make any money on its U.S. operations in the fourth quarter due to the partially high cost of lithium-ion batteries was already a bad omen for the green revolution. Nearly all of Tesla’s fourth-quarter profits were attributable to its Shanghai factory, which uses cheaper, less efficient iron phosphate batteries from CATL. Although LG Chem, SK Innovation, Samsung and other battery suppliers are ramping up their battery production, the astronomical prices for lithium, nickel and cobalt right now will further hinder the EV revolution.

Further complicating matters is the fact that wire harnesses, which are crucial in the manufacturing of vehicles, are produced primarily in Ukraine. This is mainly impacting German car manufactures like Volkswagen AG (VWAGY), Porsche and BMW, as the wire harness production facilities are near these vehicle manufacturing plants in Germany. Some of these plants are already dealing with limited supplies and have halted production. But I’m sure that Volkswagen is working to secure another supplier already.

The other problem is that 70% of the world’s neon comes from Ukraine. This is important because semiconductor lasers utilize neon, so it is vital in the production of semiconductors. Semiconductor manufacturers have stockpiled neon, and they have enough for the second quarter. But if the Russia-Ukraine conflict isn’t resolved and these supplies are depleted in the coming months, it could add to the global semiconductor shortage.

Clearly, the auto industry is facing several headwinds right now, and I know that’s raised a lot of concerns with our current EV plays: Ford Motor Company (F), Toyota Motor Corporation (TM), Volkswagen AG (VWAGY) and Panasonic Corporation (PCRFY). Personally, I am not worried about these four companies right now, as EVs are not going away. The main result from all of the aforementioned complications is higher-priced EVs, and EVs will remain scarce.

It’s also worth noting that Ford, Toyota and Volkswagen will continue to produce their popular, more luxury vehicles, which will continue to add to their top and bottom lines in the near term. Panasonic will also strive to produce more batteries and remain well-positioned to benefit from higher prices for said batteries. So, for now, Ford, Toyota, Volkswagen and Panasonic all remain solid holdings in our High-Growth Investments Buy List.

March 13, 2022 , 10:51AM Posted by | Democrats, Electric Vehicles, Joe Biden, The Great Reset | Comments Off on If Only Everyone Bought Electric Vehicles, Things Would be Great. Oh wait…

SARS-CoV-2/COVID-19 Shot Religious Exemption Example

Via the comments section at Ace of Spades HQ. Via Robert Barnes.

Also see: How to legally resist tyrannical demands to get sars-cov-2/covid-19 shot or be fired

Also see this excellent post by Jeff Childers: COVID ULTIMATUM GUIDE

Robert Barnes blurb:

Taking this vaccine violates my conscience for at least three reasons:

first, the use of aborted fetuses in either the development or production of these vaccines, or both, when my religious beliefs require that I respect all human life, including fetal life, and not knowingly profit from harm to fetal life;

second, the invasion of my body with foreign toxins when my religious beliefs require I treat my body as a temple, and not so knowingly desecrate it;

and third, the coercion against informed consent of this vaccine when my religious beliefs require all medical treatment be conditioned upon informed consent.

This is a matter of life and death, the very purpose for which I live my life, respect for all human beings and all human life in the world, a core matter of right and wrong, and essential to my very being. I cannot violate my conscience on such a core matter of my morals and the beliefs that guide me and govern me, formed by religious beliefs and as instructed by my religious tenets.

I have never knowingly taken any vaccine, or any medicine, developed or produced with aborted fetal cells, that invaded my body with foreign toxins or that were compelled against informed consent. The violation of informed consent is a matter of religious conscience; what the Nazi doctors did is morally wrong, spiritually offensive, and participating or partaking in such invasive, coerced medicine at any time offends the very core of my conscience.

I cannot consciously disrespect human life, and the core of what makes us human and the dignity it requires we treat ourselves and our fellow human beings, even if it might medically or financially profit me to do so. Some things are not for sale; my conscience, formed by the core of religious tenets, is one of them.”

Done – I edited that to my voice, had no pushback at all. I get weekly testing as an accommodation.

October 26, 2021 , 11:19AM Posted by | Communism, COVID-19, Democrats, Healthcare, Totalitarianism | Comments Off on SARS-CoV-2/COVID-19 Shot Religious Exemption Example

30 SARS-CoV-2/COVID-19 Facts You Need to Know

These are facts that every government, every politician, every “healthcare” institution, every mainstream media outlet, every social media app and every tech company has tyrannically worked to censor or ban from dissemination to the public the past 18 months. Every one of the people in these institutions involved in the Plandemic is evil.

Via Kit Knightly at Off-Guardian (Hat Tip to Larry Johnson at TGP): 30 facts you NEED to know: Your Covid Cribsheet

PART I: “COVID DEATHS” & MORTALITY

1. The survival rate of “Covid” is over 99%. Government medical experts went out of their way to underline, from the beginning of the pandemic, that the vast majority of the population are not in any danger from Covid. . . .

2. There has been NO unusual excess mortality. The press has called 2020 the UK’s “deadliest year since world war two”, but this is misleading because it ignores the massive increase in the population since that time. A more reasonable statistical measure of mortality is Age-Standardised Mortality Rate (ASMR): . . . .

3. “Covid death” counts are artificially inflated. Countries around the globe have been defining a “Covid death” as a “death by any cause within 28/30/60 days of a positive test”. . . .

4. The vast majority of covid deaths have serious comorbidities. In March 2020, the Italian government published statistics showing 99.2% of their “Covid deaths” had at least one serious comorbidity. . . .

5. Average age of “Covid death” is greater than the average life expectancy. The average age of a “Covid death” in the UK is 82.5 years. In Italy it’s 86. Germany, 83. Switzerland, 86. Canada, 86. The US, 78, Australia, 82. . . .

6. Covid mortality exactly mirrors the natural mortality curve. Statistical studies from the UK and India have shown that the curve for “Covid death” follows the curve for expected mortality almost exactly: . . . .

7. There has been a massive increase in the use of “unlawful” DNRs. Watchdogs and government agencies have reported huge increases in the use of Do Not Resuscitate Orders (DNRs) over the last twenty months. . . .

PART II: LOCKDOWNS

8. Lockdowns do not prevent the spread of disease. There is little to no evidence lockdowns have any impact on limiting “Covid deaths”. If you compare regions that locked down to regions that did not, you can see no pattern at all. . . .

9. Lockdowns kill people. There is strong evidence that lockdowns – through social, economic and other public health damage – are deadlier than the “virus”. . . .

10. Hospitals were never unusually over-burdened. the main argument used to defend lockdowns is that “flattening the curve” would prevent a rapid influx of cases and protect healthcare systems from collapse. But most healthcare systems were never close to collapse at all. . . .

PART III: PCR TESTS

11. PCR tests were not designed to diagnose illness. The Reverse-Transcriptase Polymerase Chain Reaction (RT-PCR) test is described in the media as the “gold standard” for Covid diagnosis. But the Nobel Prize-winning inventor of the process never intended it to be used as a diagnostic tool, and said so publicly: . . . .

12. PCR Tests have a history of being inaccurate and unreliable. The “gold standard” PCR tests for Covid are known to produce a lot of false-positive results, by reacting to DNA material that is not specific to Sars-Cov-2. . . .

13. The CT values of the PCR tests are too high. PCR tests are run in cycles, the number of cycles you use to get your result is known as your “cycle threshold” or CT value. Kary Mullis said“If you have to go more than 40 cycles[…]there is something seriously wrong with your PCR.” . . . .

14. The World Health Organization (Twice) Admitted PCR tests produced false positives. In December 2020 WHO put out a briefing memo on the PCR process instructing labs to be wary of high CT values causing false positive results: . . . .

15. The scientific basis for Covid tests is questionable. The genome of the Sars-Cov-2 virus was supposedly sequenced by Chinese scientists in December 2019, then published on January 10th 2020. Less than two weeks later, German virologists (Christian Drosten et al.) had allegedly used the genome to create assays for PCR tests. . . .

PART IV: “ASYMPTOMATIC INFECTION”

16. The majority of Covid infections are “asymptomatic”. From as early as March 2020, studies done in Italy were suggesting 50-75% of positive Covid tests had no symptoms. Another UK study from August 2020 found as much as 86% of “Covid patients” experienced no viral symptoms at all. . . .

17. There is very little evidence supporting the alleged danger of “asymptomatic transmission”. In June 2020, Dr Maria Van Kerkhove, head of the WHO’s emerging diseases and zoonosis unit, said: . . . .

PART V: VENTILATORS

18. Ventilation is NOT a treatment for respiratory viruses. Mechanical ventilation is not, and never has been, recommended treatment for respiratory infection of any kind. In the early days of the pandemic, many doctors came forward questioning the use of ventilators to treat “Covid”. . . .

19. Ventilators killed people. Putting someone on a ventilator who is suffering from influenza, pneumonia, chronic obstructive pulmonary disease, or any other condition which restricts breathing or affects the lungs, will not alleviate any of those symptoms. In fact, it will almost certainly make it worse, and will kill many of them. . . .

PART VI: MASKS

20. Masks don’t work. At least a dozen scientific studies have shown that masks do nothing to stop the spread of respiratory viruses. . . .

21. Masks are bad for your health. Wearing a mask for long periods, wearing the same mask more than once, and other aspects of cloth masks can be bad for your health. A long study on the detrimental effects of mask-wearing was recently published by the International Journal of Environmental Research and Public Health. . . .

22. Masks are bad for the planet. Millions upon millions of disposable masks have been used per month for over a year. A report from the UN found the Covid19 pandemic will likely result in plastic waste more than doubling in the next few years., and the vast majority of that is face masks. . . .

PART VII: VACCINES

23. Covid “vaccines” are totally unprecedented. Before 2020 no successful vaccine against a human coronavirus had ever been developed. Since then we have allegedly made 20 of them in 18 months. . . .

24. Vaccines do not confer immunity or prevent transmission. It is readily admitted that Covid “vaccines” do not confer immunity from infection and do not prevent you from passing the disease onto others. Indeed, an article in the British Medical Journal highlighted that the vaccine studies were not designed to even try and assess if the “vaccines” limited transmission. . . .

25. The vaccines were rushed and have unknown longterm effects. Vaccine development is a slow, laborious process. Usually, from development through testing and finally being approved for public use takes many years. The various vaccines for Covid were all developed and approved in less than a year. Obviously there can be no long-term safety data on chemicals which are less than a year old. . . .

26. Vaccine manufacturers have been granted legal indemnity should they cause harm. The USA’s Public Readiness and Emergency Preparedness Act (PREP) grants immunity until at least 2024. . . .

PART VIII: DECEPTION & FOREKNOWLEDGE

27. The EU was preparing “vaccine passports” at least a YEAR before the pandemic began. Proposed COVID countermeasures, presented to the public as improvised emergency measures, have existed since before the emergence of the disease. . . .

28. A “training exercise” predicted the pandemic just weeks before it started. In October 2019 the World Economic Forum and Johns Hopkins University held Event 201. This was a training exercise based on a zoonotic coronavirus starting a worldwide pandemic. The exercise was sponsored by the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation and GAVI the vaccine alliance. . . .

29. Since the beginning of 2020, the Flu has “disappeared”. In the United States, since February 2020, influenza cases have allegedly dropped by over 98%. . . .

30. The elite have made fortunes during the pandemic. Since the beginning of lockdown the wealthiest people have become significantly wealthier. Forbes reported that 40 new billionaires have been created “fighting the coronavirus”, with 9 of them being vaccine manufacturers.

September 26, 2021 , 3:34PM Posted by | Communism, COVID-19, Democrats, Healthcare, Totalitarianism | Comments Off on 30 SARS-CoV-2/COVID-19 Facts You Need to Know

Those Suffering from Cognitive Dissonance Deserve NOTHING

A-freaking-men to this.

“Observation. People who are the most angry right now fall into 2 categories: authoritarians who sense they’re losing control of their fear narrative & ppl who believed the fear narrative but are now struggling with cognitive dissonance. The latter deserve our empathy & compassion”

https://twitter.com/dockaurG/status/1441094179069653004

Well, that depends on how vocal those suffering from cognitive dissonance were previously about the jabs and such. If vocal proponents of both masks and jabs, no, they don’t deserve ****, other than to get ADE and **** off for all I care. This whole fiasco has allowed every petty ****ing tyrant to believe they have the right to tell ME what I must do so THEY can *feel* safe. Not BE safe, mind you, FEEL safe. They and all their loved ones can die for all I care any more. The hell their fear has put us all, but my family specifically through this past 19 months is unconscionable. They deserve NOTHING.

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Well, the people that still can think and change their worldview based on new facts? Yes, compassion and some understanding I can manage. The problem is that that’s NOT happening. Their icons are doubling down on the stupidity in the face of all the evidence, so they do the same. Me? I’m over ALL of it, and them. Too many former friends (some VERY close to me) have gone full retard on this **** since Day 1, and I have voluntarily disassociated with them. That may not sound like much, but it was very painful personally and a big step for someone who has always been an extreme extrovert.

Seriously, I think at this point Fauci and his ghouls could come out and admit they were wrong the whole time, and it was purposeful – and a sizeable percentage of these idiots wouldn’t believe it and would cling to their masks and distancing as talismans to avoid REALITY.

September 25, 2021 , 2:45PM Posted by | Communism, COVID-19, Democrats, Healthcare, The Great Reset, Totalitarianism | Comments Off on Those Suffering from Cognitive Dissonance Deserve NOTHING

USA Healthcare Industry Policy for SARS-CoV-2/COVID-19 Early Infections: “Take the ‘Vaccine’ and Come Back if Things Gets Worse”

In almost every other country in the world, those in their healthcare industry have been working to successfully treat SARS-CoV-2/COVID-19 patients early. Since March/April of 2020, successful treatments have included HCQ+Zinc+ZPac, Ivermectin, monoclonal antibodies and others shown here from Spain.

But here in the USA, everyone involved in the Plandemic — politicians, mainstream media, social media, tech companies, “healthcare” industry (both federal agencies and state agencies from the FDA to CDC to Departments of Health and Human Services to doctors and nurses in hospitals across the country) — has been lying about every successful SARS-CoV-2/COVID-19 treatment.

They have called HCQ “fish cleaner”. They have called Ivermectin “horse paste”. They have threatened doctors and pharmacists with revocation of their medical licenses if they dare treat with or prescribe HCQ or Ivermectin. When they could no longer keep out of the public the success of monoclonal antibodies, the Biden Administration regulated and took tyrannical control of the nationwide distribution of monoclonal antibodies. And now the FDA has changed the classification of the supplement NAC (N-acetyl cysteine) in order to make it more difficult for people to use for SARS-CoV-2/COVID-19 treatment.

In addition to that, no hospital in the USA has any policy for recommending successful post-SARS-CoV-2/COVID-19 infection at-home treatments. Even though there are successful treatments. They only things doctors and nurses in hospitals across the USA are doing is telling people to “take the ‘vaccine'” and “come back if things get worse”.

These people are evil. How many tens of thousands of people have died, not because of infection from SARS-CoV-2/COVID-19, but because doctors and nurses in the USA have refused to treat patients with successful treatments and instead sent them home without treatment and with the only message to get a dangerous, experimental and ineffective “vaccine”.

The fact is that no one in the USA’s “healthcare” industry can ever be trusted again. No one. No one in the federal or state agencies, no doctors, no nurses, no one in hospitals. NO. ONE.

These people are evil.

Very interesting ticker. You can definitely imagine a number of possibilities for how each med could interfere with or perhaps decrease viral damage.

The antihistamines may interfere with viral attachment to receptor sites as mentioned above. Also by drying up secretions and allowing for better airway patency. Decreasing histamine release may limit viral escape by preventing leaky tissue cellular membranes. Finally histamine production eats up a wide range of “cofactors” such as zinc and vitamin C. This may further complicate matters by causing deficiencies in downstream responses to the virus.

Azithromycin would treat “atypical” bacteria pneumonia, but it also confers anti-inflammatory properties in viral pneumonia. Also it may inhibit further binding of viral particles to human cells. I’ve read a few papers mentioning it could help stabilize production of interferons as well which are vital in viral response.

Levaquin is a the typical antibiotic of choice for complex pneumonia, ie for individuals with underlying comorbidities such as COPD. It is very broad spectrum covering a wide range of potential bacteria. Being that these individuals are likely less active and mobile this is important as the risk for secondary, bacteria is quite high as a result.

Finally the bronchodilator would again supportive airway patency but in my experience it is also helpful for stimulating deep breathing and cough. Viral replication murders the normal airway cells and thus wreaks havoc on mobilizing mucus and other waste products of cellular damage. This is a breading ground for pneumonia. I would also advise people to acquire incentive spirometers for this reason. Anyone who has had a surgery will know what I’m talking about but it is essentially a hand-held trainer for deep breathing.

Ultimately if we still practiced (obviously we don’t) medicine and science in this country we would be devising RCT studies with all the various protocol to strengthen their results and corresponding CIs. However all we get now is “take the vaccine” and “come back if things get worse.”

Since most people have no clue what “worse” looks like, it usually means when they bring you back in an ambulance. As @tickerguy has mentioned, chicken noodle soup just isn’t going to cut it.

Sadly when visiting with docs in my line of work most say the following for things they either don’t understand or don’t like, “it isn’t going to change my management, so why do it?” And they love to throw this line at lay people as if it provides some sort of consolation or better patient care. To me, it causes the patient or parent to feel dismissed and hopeless.

Finally as mentioned in another post, I believe medicine and health, they are very different things obviously, will become more and more a matter of personal responsibility. Specifically each person should acquaint themselves with various lab work and medications to understand their mechanisms, dosing, and adverse effect profiles.

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Why prescribe this regimen when a steroid, a vent, Remdesivir, $30K, and death will do?

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Why indeed. So much money to be had as you know. Come back if things get worse. Turns into you need a vent and Remdesivir. Unfortunately that ends in death most of the time.

Even if it doesnt, being on a vent leads to horrible outcomes including muscle wasting, ICU psychosis, bed sores, malnutrition, pneumonia, lung injury, blood clots. The list is long.

The point being you will likely need further hospital stay and rehab if you survive the ICU treatment. So much money to be made and they know it.

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We continue to discover, thanks to Karl, that treatments that keep people out of the hospital are being ignored in favor of jabs that have serious side effects and injure many people.

What could be the possible justification by those in positions of authority to deny life saving treatments that will permit a patient to seroconvert and have superior immunity to any jab offered?

Why deny treatments and push jabs? Is it the profits that accrue to the pharmaceutical companies that manufacture the jabs? Is it the control that psychopathic politicians and bureaucrats exert and maintain? Are the politicians, bureaucrats, and physicians ignorant? Evil?

The response cannot be an accident. The entire world, for the most part, has lined up behind jabs, distancing, masks, and despotism to manage the disease and control the population. Almost NOTHING is ever mentioned about treating the sick and moving on.

Australia is now shutting down construction sites and firing rubber bullets into crowds because the workers won’t get jabbed. Nazi Germany would be proud of these moves. Australia is taking actions that will seriously harm its population and eventually result in starvation if taken to the extreme over a virus that has over a 99% survival rate. Are Australia’s leaders this wicked? Who are they saving and at what cost?

The communist NY governor who replaced Cuomo has suggested that all those medical workers who denied the vax be replaced with foreign nationals.

Scotland’s all cause death rate is running 25% above baseline this year. What’s the cause? Nearly everyone’s vaxxed.

An old woman in Texas died of COVID. Before death she and her friends lamented that she did everything right. Buried in the article was the revelation that she died shortly after the third jab. Also mentioned was that she had COVID before the third jab. In what world does one complain that she did everything right and still got sick? Death is part of life. We all die – some sooner than others. For some people the cancer treatments work. For others the same treatments do not.

I am seeing more people wearing masks again. Women seem to be particularly fond of masks. And the young.

I could go on but I’ll stop.

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STRONG anecdotal evidence VERY early on in the pandemic: intelligent testimony about the amazing COVID-19 prophylaxis results among VERY elderly residents with many comorbidities at this nursing home in Canada due to the coincidental use of ivermectin for a scabies outbreak immediately before the pandemic hit. They were officially ignored and discouraged from speaking of it. A nursing home in France had the same coincidence with similar results [not mentioned in the video]:

June 22, 2020: COVID-19 Coincidence of Anti-Scabies medicine in Toronto Nursing Home

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Remember that early-on, the advice to specifically NOT use ibuprofen came from somewhere. As soon as we learned that it was primarily inflammation-based (thanks, Karl!), it was a WTF moment for me… “So, wait; something that MIGHT help, you don’t want us to use? Why in the world…?”

Every time we see something that MIGHT help – HCQ, Ivermectin, ibuprofen – isn’t it strange that there is an immediate and enormous push by the “health experts” and their idiot media mouthpieces to discredit it and/or make sure no one uses it? Funny, that.

September 25, 2021 , 9:47AM Posted by | Communism, COVID-19, Democrats, Healthcare, Totalitarianism | Comments Off on USA Healthcare Industry Policy for SARS-CoV-2/COVID-19 Early Infections: “Take the ‘Vaccine’ and Come Back if Things Gets Worse”