Mega Strikes! – Krampus Who? – 'Silent Mone' – 4th TURNING – Real Pay Cuts – Is it Happening or Not? - 'Feral Reserve' – Age of Plunder – Letter from Great Britain [12-10-22]
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HAPPY RUDDY CHRISTMAS: The big news from GB this week is of course coordinated 'mega labour strikes' (aka National Strike) which are really going to screw up your seasonal celebrations. Which workers are striking and what days will action happen on? This year there have been several strikes already and many are planned. The list of workers who have carried out industrial action and those that have ongoing strikes in December are listed here:
· Nurses: UK nurses and members of the RCN union voted on strike action and walkouts for English nurses have been confirmed for Thursday 15 and Thursday 20 December. Essential and emergency services will still take place but routine treatment and operations are expected to be impacted.
· Civil servants: Around 100,000 civil servants and members of the Public and Commercial Services (PCS) union voted for strike action. Members of the Driver and Vehicle Standards Agency and the Rural Payments Agency are the first to confirm dates for a series of rolling strikes from December 13 to January 16.
· Criminal barristers: Criminal barristers and QCs have been on strike several times this year but stopped in October after agreeing a government pay deal.
· Ambulance workers: More than 10,000 workers and members of two unions representing ambulance staff have voted for strike action in England and Wales over pay in the NHS. Dates have not yet been announced but walk-outs are expected before Christmas.
· Train drivers: Strikes by train staff have taken place repeatedly this year, in rows over pay and working conditions. The next strikes are planned for: Tuesday 13, Wednesday 14, Friday 16 and Saturday 17 December. In January strike action is planned for Tuesday 3, Wednesday 4, Friday 6 and Saturday 7 January.
· Royal Mail: Postal workers and members of the Communication Workers Union have walked out several times already this year. The next planned strike dates are: Thursday 1, Friday 9 and Sunday 11 December.
· BT: In the summer, thousands of workers for BT walked out in a protest over pay. Now, BT has agreed a pay deal with unions and this is being put to union members.
· Teachers: In Scotland, most secondary schools were closed last Tuesday as staff walked out. An agreement is yet to be made between union members and more strikes are expected.
· Firefighters: Members of the Fire Brigades Union are being asked if they want to strike after a pay rise of 5% was rejected by the union.
· University staff: The University and College Union (UCU) said around 70,000 university workers including researchers, academics and administrators walked out in November. Other workers, including cleaners and caterers and members of the Unison and Unite unions are also striking for better pay and working conditions at some universities.
· Shelter: the homelessness charity has more than 600 workers beginning an “unprecedented” fortnight of strike action next Monday in a dispute over pay; it coincides with one of its busiest times of the year. Unite says some workers are worried about becoming homeless themselves! (irony is everywhere).
· Border Force: Border Force staff is going on strike for eight days over Christmas at Heathrow, Gatwick and several other airports, the PCS union has announced. About 1,000 Border Force staff are expected to walk out on eight days between 23 Dec. and New Year's Eve at Birmingham, Cardiff, Glasgow, Gatwick, Heathrow (terminals 2, 3, 4 and 5) and Manchester airports, as well as at the port of Newhaven.
· Menzies - Airport ground handlers - Passengers at Heathrow Airport will face festive chaos after baggage handlers voted to strike on the second last Friday before Christmas.
· AND more: Across the same dates, rail workers, Eurostar staff, bus drivers and driving examiners are also on strike in what will be a weekend of misery for Britons.
· In all but name, it's a general winter strike; https://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-11495299/Heathrow-Airport-Passengers-face-festive-chaos-baggage-handlers-vote-strike-December-16.html
SEASONAL THOUGHT FOR THE WEEK: According to some myths, children who misbehave are not visited by Santa but instead are called upon by a far more frightening creature called Krampus (aka Klaubauf). But who is Krampus? Where do these stories come from? And why does Krampus appear around Christmas time? Krampus is a creature who is often depicted with horns and a demon-like face, which likely originated in what is now Germany and Austria, not unlike our familiar depiction of Herr Klaus Schwab.
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These Teutonic characters spent much of their time frightening children, as many stories like the Grimm Brothers affirm, and it doesn't seem that they have desisted even today given what the WEF potentially has in store for us. Traditionally, Krampus appeared on the evening of December 5, or 'Krampus Nacht'. Krampus is the bad cop to Santa's good cop.
Krampus lore may have originated in Bavaria after the Thirty Years' War (1618-1648), when the death rate from this war was immense, with some areas losing half their population. In the 21st century, Krampus festivities are more popular than ever, with events occurring around the world.
Krampus is not the only monstrous creature to appear this time of year – we have the usual suspects from the well-known global institutions being all too obvious. Have a bit of fun mythology as we go down the rabbit-hole: https://www.livescience.com/who-is-krampus
BREAKING NEWS: CORRUPTION IN HIGH PLACES: A word of warning – if you were expecting HMG to save you… forget it! I know, I know, Harry & Meg are in the limelight but I don't comment on Celebs, pseudo or otherwise. They are best ignored, and then maybe they will go away forever. In the meantime, much more important issues are at hand.
Our supposed 'democratic' government has been exposed so many times in their insider dealings and graft that I despair that any white knight will arise to cleanse this deep and toxic swamp that is Westminster. In fact, I believe that only a complete re-work of our failing and hopelessly corrupt Establishment can sanitise what has become a terminal disease of corrosive political and economic cancer.
The infected members are exemplified by the outing of this money-grubbing, predator 'aristocrat' Tory peer, Michelle Mone, who allegedly made millions from the pandemic as reported by Camilla Long in The Sunday Times. In May 2020, the former lingerie entrepreneur emailed Michael Gove and others telling them that “my team in Hong Kong” could help the HMG secure desperately needed protective equipment (PPE) for healthcare workers, and proposing a firm called PPE Medpro as a “VIP fast track” supplier.
The company didn’t even exist as a legal entity until five days after that, and it had no assets or special expertise other than contacts at a factory in China. Yet within weeks, this start-up was miraculously awarded £203m worth of contracts to supply PPE!
This is typical of crude off-the-shelf- company formation which can be activated in days and something I have done many times in my accountancy practice. Of course, the Principal designate, Mone, is nowhere to be seen as her agents act on her behalf.
One, Anthony PAGE, was appointed secretary of PPE Medpro Ltd on 12th May 2020 and would you believe the same guy was appointed a director but by the name of Anthony Edward PAGE. He is British, was born in June 1976, resides (supposedly) on the Isle of Mann, and has 13 other company appointments. He sounds like a typical factotum, probably an accountant or lawyer, working in offshore financial scams. https://find-and-update.company-information.service.gov.uk
BTW – note the use of CAPITALS for the surname. There is a very good reason for this which I will cover in some detail in a future SPECIAL Letter. Following a summary of this classic example of 'not-very-clever' insider trading (because they got caught!): michelle-mone-tory-peer-faces-shocking-allegations-of-pandemic scam
UPDATE: A second company surfaced this week with which Michelle Mone lobbied ministers in a bid to secure DHS Covid contracts but it happened to be a secret entity of her husband’s family wealth management office. The controversial peer’s lobbying prompted a formal rebuke from a minister who reminded her of “the need for propriety”.
A source said that Mone was “in a class of her own in terms of the sheer aggression of her advocacy” on behalf of LFI Diagnostics Ltd with two Chinese nationals as directors, resident Hong Kong, incorporated on 24th February 2021, and the accounts are presently overdue for filing (I wonder why?). Her spokesperson said that she was taking a leave of absence from the House of Lords to “clear her name”. Michelle Mone: The Tory peer facing ‘shocking’ allegations of pandemic profiteering And yet more corruption: former PM, David Cameron, placed Mone in the House of Lords in the first place (I wonder why?). This is red hot IMHO, more to come, analysis: revealed-second-firm-pushed-by-michelle-mone
AS THE FOURTH TURNING progresses to its inevitable conclusion, the Boomers will look to the rising generations to fix their mess but do they have the education, training and experience to make the world better – or will they "go along to get along" and fold to the WEF's technocratic vision? Who are these people? Here are the six accepted generation names and dates:
· The Greatest Generation (GI Generation): Born 1901–1924.
· The Silent Generation: Born 1928–1945.
· Baby Boom (Boomer) Generation: Born 1946–1964.
· Generation X: Born 1965–1980.
· Millennial Generation or Generation Y: Born 1981–1996.
· Generation Z or Centennials: Born 1997–2010.
The Millennials are defined by 'The Brookings Institution' as people born 1981-1996, as do most institutions. They are in their most productive years now and will be the biggest influencers as we approach the 2030s. Generally the Millennials seek freedom to develop their work and personal projects; they are innovative, question authority and are experts at using technological tools and social networks.
The Centennials: born after 1997 - this 'mobile-first 'generation is defined by Woke diversity, always present technology, social media, 24-7 information cycles, and increasing rates of educational and social disparity. They are characterised as being self-educated, loyal, creative, and favour financial security. They are rightly fearful for their future and the ability to achieve their aspirations. They lack the experience of earlier generations to manage in the coming period of reduced living standards - austerity write large - and economic uncertainty as a new global economy emerges during the rest of this decade.
This is so well exemplified by the experience of young bankers as they navigate the markets (per ZH): A top Citigroup banker said it was “fascinating” that some of the Wall Street firm’s "rising stars" had spent their whole careers in an era of cheap money. According to Bloomberg; Alison Harding-Jones, vice chair of corporate and investment, at Citigroup, said that rising rates were helping create an environment where more junior bankers: "will learn a lot. It is absolutely fascinating to me that I have people who come to me who are starting to think about being made a managing director in an investment bank, who started in this business in 2010 or 2011, and so they’ve never really seen an environment where money hasn’t been almost free and very cheap,”
Harding-Jones also commented at the 'Financial Times Global Banking Summit' on Tuesday: "We’ve seen the pandemic, which has inflated this bubble, and has driven an incredible amount of activity and they’ve kind of thought: ‘This is normal'. Clearly it isn’t normal and I think all the old heads on this call and all of my old-headed colleagues are looking at this and thinking that this is going to be an environment where everyone will learn a lot.” As Bloomberg notes, her comments were echoed by Clare Woodman, Morgan Stanley’s head of Europe, the Middle East and Africa, who told the conference: "banks were faced with an outlook that hadn’t been seen in the last half a century."
INFLATION WATCH: The coming two weeks of massive strike action will see the NHS, postal and rail employees, with workers across many other sectors, taking part in industrial action over pay in what has been called “the December of discontent”. Unite said the imposed pay deal was “a huge real-terms pay cut”, adding that the latest annual retail prices index (RPI) inflation rate announced last month was 14.2%. These people can't simultaneously heat and eat! Read more
SURVIVAL MONITOR: "The overriding phenomenon of our times is the pretence that stuff is happening when isn’t happening, and that stuff that isn’t happening is happening. That’s another way of saying that we live in the 'Land of Inverted Reality' surrounded by the Ocean of Lies." So says Rob Slane, who dwells in the country formerly known as Great Britain, now known as 'The Quagmire' and writes his excellent essays at the Blogmire tracking our descent into madness (well at least in GB). He goes on:
"But the most astonishing of all these phenomena, however, is the continued pretence that a medical product that has killed or injured millions across the globe, hasn’t killed or injured millions across the globe. It’s not happening, even though it is happening. Even though the catastrophic damage they are causing is evidenced by data from all over the world, they are officially 'Safe and Effective', despite being obviously 'Fake and Defective'.
Once upon a time, when a medical product was shown to be, or even suspected to be, causing adverse events, it was withdrawn from public use immediately. The best-known example of this is Thalidomide, which was released in 1957. There are three very interesting things to note about the Thalidomide episode:
· Firstly, the “scientific consensus” before the realisation of what it was doing to babies was that drugs given to mothers could not cross the placental barrier.
· Secondly, the abnormalities it caused often differed from baby to baby, with numerous anomalies
· And thirdly, not all babies whose mothers took this drug were affected.
But it was only discovered later that the adverse effects occurred if a mother took it between 20 and 37 days after conception. These three things partly explain why it took four years for the connection to be understood, yet the time between the first public statement connecting Thalidomide and abnormalities in babies – a letter published in the Lancet from an Australian doctor, William McBride in 1961 – to its withdrawal by the West German manufacturer, Chemie Grünenthal GmbH, was just days."
Something has drastically changed in the way we address medical issues and you need to pay attention because your very survival might rely on your understanding of what's really going on. Rob goes into detail: https://www.theblogmire.com/fake-and-defective/
THE NARRATIVE BATTLE: The corruption at the "Feral Reserve" (the Fed) is beyond imagination. You can't make this up; the Fed is the leading Central Bank CB) in the world and arguably controls the strings of the global financial system. If there is one person in America who comprehensively understands the threats to the U.S. banking system, it is Arthur E. Wilmarth, Jr., author of the 2020 seminal book, Taming the Megabanks: Why We Need a New Glass-Steagall Act. Wilmarth is Professor Emeritus of Law at George Washington University Law School. As an example this short video explanation of how crooks work was offered recently by a reader at 'The Burning Platform':
Wilmarth had this to say about the way the Fed allowed a crypto outfit, SoFi, to scoop up a federally-insured bank in February this year: It doesn’t get any crazier than this. A federally-insured bank knowingly peddling a fraudulent crypto pump & dump scheme through a subsidiary operation: https://wallstreetonparade.com/2022/11/with-crypto-bank-sofi-the-fed-is-setting-the-stage-for-the-same-disastrous-decision-it-made-with-citigroup-in-1999/ Wilmarth sees striking parallels between the Fed’s actions with SoFi and how the Fed approved the first merger of a Wall Street trading house, Salomon Brothers, with a federally-insured bank, Citicorp’s Citibank.
Glass-Steagall was repealed in 1999 (by the globalist stooge Clinton). Nine years later Citigroup was a basket case being secretly propped up by the Federal Reserve through an alphabet soup of Fed bailout concoctions with names like PDCF (Primary Dealer Credit Facility).
When Congress forced an audit of the Fed’s bailout facilities to be conducted by the Government Accountability Office, the public learned in 2011 that Citigroup had received more than $2.5 trillion in cumulative loans from the Fed – at below-market rates of interest – from December 2007 through to at least June of 2010.
Clearly, the U.S. banking system is not in competent regulatory hands - or those hands have been tied by inaction from Congress in its failure to pass appropriate legislation. The American people need to put this issue on the front burner before there is a replay of the financial collapse of 2008 – or worse. As always, follow the money.
AND now the Fed, along with 105 other countries, are experimenting with 'Central Bank Digital Currencies' (CBDCs) aka 'Programmable Money', and thus learn how this will affect your very micro- life-management issues, this is a one hour video but you can scroll
FINALLY: Slowly but surely, what is emerging is the Big Picture of an irretrievably fractured world featuring a dual trade/circulation system, one which will be revolving around the remnants of the dollar system, the other is being built centred on the association of BRICS, Eurasia Economic Union (EAEU), and Shanghai Cooperation Organisation (SCO).
And going further on down the road, this recent pathetic metaphor coined by a tawdry Eurocrat boss: "the 'jungle' is breaking away from the 'garden' with a vengeance." May the fracture persist, as a new international payment system – and then a new global currency will aim to halt for good the western-centric 'Age of Plunder': https://www.zerohedge - escobar-global-south-births-new-game-changing-payments-system
It is worth reflecting on Aldous Huxley's observations in a letter to George Orwell in 1949 – one might call both of them true prophets:
"There will be, in the next generation or so, a pharmacological method of making people love their servitude, and producing dictatorship without tears, so to speak, producing a kind of painless concentration camp for entire societies, so that people will in fact have their liberties taken away from them, but will rather enjoy it, because they will be distracted from any desire to rebel by propaganda or brainwashing, or brainwashing enhanced by pharmacological methods. And this seems to be the final revolution” ― Aldous Huxley https://www.theburningplatform.com/2022/12/02/we-are-trapped-in-a-truman-show-directed-by-psychopaths/
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One time Krampus, or equivalent, came to my family's house during Christmas time, and if memory serves, I killed him. If I have to do it again I suppose I will. Still, I think Christmas really would be better for everyone if it is was simpler and involved less instead of gluttony........regardless, any Krampus scaring the kids be advised to keep distance from our house. (smile!).
ps - for like the first time in a week, not kidding, the actual sun in the sky has revealed itself and gracious I need some sunshine in my life.....I don't mind rain and clouds, but after awhile the skin wants sunshine is what I think - good for a healthy disposition.
Happy Ruddy Christmas to one and all. I am happy the Austrian mentioned THE 4TH TURNING in this wide-ranging essay. That book, more than any philosophical, religious, or political book has convinced me of the inevitability of all things. Yes, we have the ability to make decisions; but it was decided in ancient times (or before) what those decisions would be.
Free Will, like Free Speech, is always limited.