A handy list of food resources 

 

American Grassfed 

https://www.americangrassfed.org/ 

Eat Wild 

http://www.eatwild.com/ 

Weston A. Price 

https://secure.westonaprice.org/cvweb_weston/cgi-bin/utilities.dll/openpage?wrp=chapter_dir.htm 

Grassfed Exchange 

https://grassfedexchange.com/ 

Local Harvest 

https://www.localharvest.org/search.jsp?jmp&scale=8&lat=40.8625&lon=-73.6327 

Maine Coast Sea Vegetables 

https://seaveg.com/

FDIC 

Update 5:10pm ET): In the latest major escalation, late on Saturday European nations together with the US have issued a joint statement in which they announce the following restrictive economic measuresthings: 

Commit to ensuring that "selected Russian banks" are removed from the SWIFT messaging system: "This will ensure that these banks are disconnected from the international financial system and harm their ability to operate globally." 
Commit to imposing "restrictive measures that will prevent the Russian Central Bank from deploying its international reserves in ways that undermine the impact of our sanctions." 
Commit to "acting against the people and entities who facilitate the war in Ukraine" by taking measures to limit the sale of citizenship, so called golden passports, that let wealthy Russians connected to the Russian government become citizens 
Commit to launching "a transatlantic task force that will ensure the effective implementation of our financial sanctions by identifying and freezing the assets of sanctioned individuals and companies that exist within our jurisdictions." 
Stepping up or coordination against disinformation and other forms of hybrid warfare. 

EU Commission president Ursula von der Leyen broke these down further as follows: 

The full statement can be found here. It wasn't immediately clear which are the "selected Russian banks" or what "restrictive measures" will be taken against the central bank. It also does not detail whether oil and gas payments will stop (according to Bloomberg's in house energy expect Javier Blas, the answer is no).

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I know everyone is talking about stock market all time high’s right now, but its hard for me to hear them over the sound of hundreds of trillions in unfunded liabilities. Unfunded liabilities are debts payable at some point in the future that are currently not covered by cash or assets held on the balance sheet. The US has a growing number of unfunded liabilities (to the tune of over $200 TRILLION) and we will cover most of them, but for the purposes of this we only need to talk about FDIC. 

As a part of the banking reform under the FDR new deal, as we discussed yesterday, the Glass-Steagall act limited commercial bank securities activity and regulated speculation. It also established the Federal Deposit Insurance Corporation which insured every banking deposit in the US with up to $2,500. This was an attempt to shore up bank reserves and stem the tide of bank runs happening across the country. 

Over the years since the FDIC’s inception, the total value of insurance has increased up to $250,000 (thanks inflation) and is now only offered to member banks. The way the system was supposed to work is as a private insurance fund. Member banks pay into a shared pool of funds which are drawn upon in the event of a crisis. 

However, as risky lending practices have ramped up over the years thanks to loose fiscal policy and the recent 0% reserve requirement for banks the value of this fund has become an aberration. The idea of FDIC being “private insurance” is all but laughable. On a good day, the Deposit Insurance Fund has about $100 Billion on hand. Most days, Banks have around $15 Trillion in insured deposits. Yes you read that right. FDIC could never cover even one percent of outstanding deposits…on a good day. 

A real insurance fund would have to underwrite risk of payout into its policy but the FDIC takes into account none of the consequences cheap credit and loose money have had on the stability of the banking system. A cascade of liquidation could easily wipe out not only the cash banks do have on hand, but also every cent of the insurance fund. 

This is where the lender of last resort comes in. The FDIC has a $100 billion line of credit with the US Treasury, and given past precedents you can almost guarantee that line of credit would be extended indefinitely in the event of a crisis. But wait, you say, the treasury is also insolvent, does the US not have $26 TRILLION in debt and growing by the second? To which I say, certainly, and don’t forget about the hundreds of Trillions in unfunded liabilities! 

This is what’s so great about having a lender of last resort. The banks pay into insurance funds to shore up their deposits, the treasury can back that insurance fund with a line of credit, and the Fed can create infinite amounts of new money and credit to back it all up. You see, at the end of the day the idea that FDIC is “insurance” is laughable. 

We’re the liquidation ever allowed to run its course, the Fed would assuredly step in and provide “unlimited liquidity” to meet deposit demand for member banks. FDIC is not insurance at all, but rather a clever way to link your checking and savings accounts to the money printer. 

The illusion of safety.

History Of Bank Runs  

The Credit-Anstalt crisis played a crucial role in the dramatic economic developments of the 1930s in Europe as the collapse of the Credit-Anstalt affected the largest bank of Austria and at that time also the largest bank east of Germany. The collapse of the Credit-Anstalt in Vienna started the spread of the crisis in Europe and forced most countries off the Gold Standard within a few months. A feeling of financial distrust and insecurity spread from Vienna and led to runs on other banks in Hungary, Czechoslovakia, Romania, Poland and Germany. The collapse in May 1931 set off a chain reaction that led from the run on German banks to withdrawals in London and the devaluation of the pound to large-scale withdrawals from New York and another series of bank failures in the United States. So in brief the news of the crisis of the Credit-Anstalt, the most important bank in Central Europe, shook the whole economic structure of Europe and sent shock waves through the rest of the world. 

Banking panics and monetary contraction. Between 1930 and 1932 the United States experienced four extended banking panics, during which large numbers of bank customers, fearful of their bank’s solvency, simultaneously attempted to withdraw their deposits in cash. Ironically, the frequent effect of a banking panic is to bring about the very crisis that panicked customers aim to protect themselves against: even financially healthy banks can be ruined by a large panic. By 1933 one-fifth of the banks in existence in 1930 had failed, leading the new Franklin D. Roosevelt administration to declare a four-day “bank holiday” (later extended by three days), during which all of the country’s banks remained closed until they could prove their solvency to government inspectors. The natural consequence of widespread bank failures was to decrease consumer spending and business investment, because there were fewer banks to lend money. There was also less money to lend, partly because people were hoarding it in the form of cash. According to some scholars, that problem was exacerbated by the Federal Reserve, which raised interest rates (further depressing lending) and deliberately reduced the money supply in the belief that doing so was necessary to maintain the gold standard(see below), by which the U.S. and many other countries had tied the value of their currencies to a fixed amount of gold. The reduced money supply in turn reduced prices, which further discouraged lending and investment (because people feared that future wages and profitswould not be sufficient to cover loan payments).

30 Skills 


 

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Here are 30 primitive skills that every prepper should know: 

1. How To Build A Fire 

The single most important thing any prepper should know is how to build a fire. Modern-day human beings have become complacent and many people can’t even start a fire if given lighter fluid and a lighter. 

Being able to start a fire with limited materials can be critically important when in a survival situation. Starting a fire from scratch using a technique like the fire bow or fire spindle certainly requires a great deal of practice. 

2. How To Survive A Night In The Wilderness 

Surviving a night in the wilderness is not something most people have ever experienced. Darkness combined with cold temperatures, stinging insects, and potential precipitation can make for a miserable experience. In order to ride through the night, one must have a fire and a shelter that is appropriate for the environment. 

3. How To Use Basic Tools 

While most people should understand how to use basic tools like a saw, screwdriver, and hammer, some people have no experience with these hand tools. Anyone in the second category should start by making items like furniture using hand tools so they have some basic know-how. 

4. How To Purify Water 

The best way to purify water is to boil it, but this may not always be an option. A Bug Out Bag should be equipped with some sort of water purifier whether that be chlorine or iodine. 

5. How To Create A Shelter 

Creating a survival shelter is going to be extremely important in a long-term survival situation. Ideally, a Bug Out Bag should come equipped with a tarp to make a quick makeshift shelter for the night. However, a long-term stay will require a more sturdy structure that keeps the elements out and traps heat inside. 

6. How To Make A Raised Bed 

Making a raised bed keeps a survivalist off of the cold ground and away from predators while sleeping through the night. 

7. How To Hunt 

Hunting is a skill that everyone should have, as meat is the best calorie source in a survival situation. Hunting with a rifle, bow and arrow, spear, and knife should all be options for the experienced hunter. 

8. How To Trap Animals 

Trapping animals is a time-efficient way to capture prey. Learning basic techniques like the deadfall trap, bird trap, and fish trap can greatly increase caloric intake in a survival situation. 

9. How To Make A Spear 

If not equipped with a rifle, hunting big game like wild boar can be done with a spear. Additionally, a spear is a great weapon for protection so understand how to make and use a primitive spear. 

10. How To Make A Sling 

A sling is a useful weapon that can be used to catch small game. Making a sling only requires a piece of wood, a rope, and rocks to be used as ammo. 

11. How To Sharpen Tools And Knives 

Sharpening tools and knives are an important part of survival in the wilderness and any Bug Out Bag should be equipped with a sharpening stone. If not equipped with a sharpening stone or file, use a stone or the bottom of a ceramic mug to sharpen blades. 

12. How To Fish 

A Bug-Out-Bag should have basic fishing equipment like a fishing line and hooks. Survivalists who are going to be dealing with a winter situation should also know how to ice fish, as fish is one of the most plentiful calorie sources. 

13. How To Butcher Animals 

Butchering animals is a skill that requires some practice, as skinning animals and cleaning them requires proper techniques. 

14. How To Preserve Meat 

Preserving meat is a must in a survival situation where refrigeration is non-existent. There are two main ways to preserve meat, salting it or smoking it. Meat that has been properly smoked can last for months. 

15. How To Cook Outside 

Cooking kills all pathogens that could turn a pleasant experience into a nightmare situation. For the most part, cooking over a fire and using fire to boil water are going to be the most basic culinary techniques a survivalist needs to know. 

16. How To Make Distilled Alcohol 

Distilled alcohol can provide fuel, serve as a way to sterilize wounds, be used for barter, and consumed for enjoyment. 

17. How To Tan Animal Hides 

After skinning an animal, the hide must be tanned before it can be used as clothing. In many cases, salt in combination with an egg yolk mixture can be used to tan hides. 

18. How To Make Clothing Out Of Animal Hides 

After tanning animal hides, they can be stitched together to create clothing. Leather clothing is extremely wind-resistant, resistant to moisture, and lasts nearly indefinitely. 

19. How To Sew 

A sewing kit should be included in the emergency section of a Bug Out Bag so learn how to sew to quickly stitch up any wounds or mend torn clothes. 

20. How To Make Medicine 

Making medicine from plants is another ancient skill that can come in extremely handy in a survival situation. 

21. How To Make A Torch 

The most straightforward torch design is composed of a stick featuring a bundle of rags bound to one end, then soaked in tree sap, pitch, oil, or animal fat. 

22. How To Manipulate Metal 

Being able to fabricate anything out of metal improves life quality. At the very least, preppers should have some basic metal fabrication knowledge. 

23. How To Weld 

Being able to weld significantly increases the number of items that can be created out of metal and allows anyone to be able to repair machinery. 

24. How To Determine Edible Plants 

The best way to go about determining which plant is edible is to actively identify plants in the area on sight. 

25. How To Manipulate Wood 

Some basic woodworking primitive skills to create wood structures and shelters come in extremely handy in the wilderness. 

26. How To Make A Walking Stick 

A walking stick with a Y structure on one end and a point on the other end serves as both defense and a way to pin animals to the ground. 

27. How To Tie Knots 

Tying knots, specifically square knots and slipknots, is another basic skill that every survivalist should know, as it is required in many types of shelters and when creating animal traps. 

28. How To Ride A Horse 

Riding a horse is a skill that everyone should possess. Learn to ride a horse and jump in the saddle if the situation presents itself. 

29. How To Calculate Direction 

Calculating between north and south is fairly easy. In the northern climates, moss always grows on the north side of trees, but not on the south side. 

30. How To Calculate The Hours Left In The Day 

To calculate the hours left in the day, simply place your hand underneath the sun and count how many fingers fit between the bottom of the sun and the terrain. All four fingers indicate that one hour is left in the day, with each finger indicating 15 minutes. 

Primitive Skills Every Prepper Should Know 

Armed with these primitive skills, preppers have the necessities that allow them to get through tough times.

Hemorrhagic Fever 

Health authorities said they have diagnosed two cases of a viral hemorrhagic fever in Britain, and possibly a third -- marking the first time the illness has been seen in the country in over a decade. 

Officials said the cases of Lassa fever involve members of the same family and are linked to recent travel to western Africa, where the illness is endemic. Two of the cases are conclusive and the third hasn't been confirmed yet. Lassa fever is an acute viral hemorrhagic illness and infection usually occurs through food or household items contaminated with urine or feces from rats who are carrying the virus. 

Symptoms of Lassa fever include fever and fatigue -- and in more severe cases, bleeding in the mouth, trouble breathing and low blood pressure. Most people who contract Lassa fever don't develop any symptoms and it's fatal in only about 1% of cases. The new cases are the first in Britain since 2009. 

The problem with this report is that the disease may not be standard Lassa fever, but possibly something new that was created through gain-of-function research. Dr. Yan has not confirmed this, but based on sources and evidence, Lassa is one of the bioweapons they prepared to launch attacks during or after Winter Olympics. 

She noted that CCP military scientists worked with Liberia to study Ebola in 2014. They also sent six groups of scientists to Sierra Leone to study Lassa viruses, most recently in 2020. The west Africa studies by the CCP can help people understand their military-civil fusion and bioweapon program. 

If she is correct, and all of her predictions have been proven accurate so far, this could mark the beginning of very troubling times in the world. Covid-19, while dangerous to the elderly with the earlier variants, seems to be rapidly fading. Governments around the world are lifting restrictions (though some, such as Canada, France, Australia, and the United States, continue to head in the other direction). It seems like the perfect time for the CCP, with the Olympics in Beijing, to spread a new bioweapon. 

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According to Creative Destruction Media, “Well-placed sources have informed CDMedia that the armed forces of the Chinese Communist Party, the People’s Liberation Army, have launched another virus on its own people during the Olympics in Beijing, in order for athletes and diplomats to return home and infect the rest of the world, particularly the West.” 

CDM also explains how the virus has been engineered to extend its incubation time for maximum global impact: 

The virus has been altered inside a laboratory to make the incubation period longer than usual, now suspected at 3-4 weeks, in order to allow visitors to Beijing to return home with no symptoms during transit… The virus is said to be highly transmissible, and causes bleeding through multiple orifices of the body, even the skin. 

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Hemorrhagic Fever Kills African Refugee 

Bleeding From Eyes, Mouth and Nose  

FEBRUARY 13, 2022 

3 African refugees infected with Lassa Fever 

1 African Refugee Dead Lassa Fever 

Officials Issue Hemorrhagic Fever Warning   

Officials Tracking Down Everyone Exposed To Patients 

Lassa Fever is an hemorrhagic fever, which can lead to death from internal bleeding and affect multiple organ systems bleeding from the eyes, mouth and nose . 

  

THIS STORY IS BREAKING….. 

CHECK BACK FOR UPDATES …    

https://www.ebolaoutbreakmap.com/listings/lassa-fever-hemorrhagic-outbreak-february-10-2022/ 

Three cases of the Ebola-like virus have been confirmed in the UK and one patient has died, the UK Health Security Agency has confirmed. 

Staff who were in direct contact with one of the three patients at a hospital in Cambridge have been advised to self-isolate. 

In a statement on Friday, the NHS reassured the public that the risk from Lassa fever “is very low” and said the major incident was declared because of the impact the self-isolation periods will have on key services. 

“UKHSA advice is that some staff at the hospitals where the patients have been treated may need to undergo testing and wear more personal protective equipment (PPE) than normal. 

“Staff in direct contact with confirmed cases will have to self-isolate for a period of time. This is standard procedure and precautionary only. 

“Because of the impact this will have on staffing key services in our region we have declared a regional major incident. This allows the region’s healthcare systems to work together to keep services running safely. 

“Some hospital services will be affected, with a number of services either postponed or moved to a different location. Patients that are affected by this will be contacted directly.” 

According to reports in the Health Service Journal, Cambridge University Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust was forced to close a “substantial” portion of its critical care beds due to staff being told to self-isolate after being in contact with one of the patients. 

The first death from Lassa fever in the UK was confirmed on Friday after a person from Bedfordshire died. All identified cases are from the same family in the East of England and are linked to recent travel to west Africa, the UKHSA said. 

One of the cases identified has recovered and the other is being treated at the Royal Free London Foundation Trust. 

UKHSA is contacting individuals who have had close contact with the cases prior to their infections being confirmed. 

“The UKHSA and the NHS have well established and robust infection control procedures for dealing with cases of imported infectious disease and these will be reinforced,” said Dr Susan Hopkins, chief medical advisor at UKHSA. 

Lassa, nipah and MERS were pre covid uses of the modified adenovirus. But this is just the vector rather than the mRNA part which is new in this vaccine (and each vaccine). In regards to the long haulers recovering post vaccination, currently its no more than anecdotal evidence but this is something to keep an eye on for the future. I wish I could give you more currently but unfortunately its early days. The UK has a trial up and running called the heal trial which is exploring repurposing existing medications for use in long covid. Again on a trial currently but it should produce some interesting results

CRISIS CANADA 

Prime Minister Justin Trudeau has invoked the never-used Emergencies Act to give his government enhanced authority in response to the anti-vaccine mandate protests and blockades gripping Canada.  

The law will grant Mr Trudeau's government extraordinary powers for 30 days - including the power to prohibit public assembly, travel and the use of specific property.  

The move comes amid weeks of disruptive - and expensive - demonstrations against Covid-19 restrictions.  

Trudeau uses emergency law to stop protests 

Law enforcement on Sunday re-opened the Ambassador Bridge in Windsor - a critical crossing for Canada-US trade - after a week-long standstill. But in Ottawa, hundreds of demonstrators have begun their third week of occupation around the city's Parliament Hill.  

Here's a look at what the Emergencies Act is, and what it can actually do.  

What is the Emergencies Act?  

The Emergencies Act, passed in 1988, bestows the government with added powers in times of national crisis.  

The situation must meet a high bar, specifically an "urgent and critical situation" that "seriously endangers the lives, health or safety of Canadians".  

And Cabinet may only invoke the legislation if the emergency cannot be addressed by any existing federal law and if it exceeds the capacity of the provinces to handle it effectively.  

The day Canada's bridge protesters had dreaded 
Is Trudeau losing his fight against truckers? 

The Emergencies Act outlines four different types of emergencies: public welfare emergencies, public order emergencies, international emergencies and war emergencies. If the legislation is invoked this week, it will likely be under the 'public order' category. Again, the criteria here is strict - lawful protests do not qualify.  

Instead, the situation must be considered a threat to the security of Canada, as defined by the Canadian Security Intelligence Service Act. This law outlines four possible scenarios:  

Espionage or sabotage 
Foreign-influenced activities  
Threats or use of acts of serious violence for political, religious or ideological objectives  
Covert, unlawful acts intended to undermine or overthrow the constitutionally established government  

It is so far unclear which scenario Mr Trudeau would rely on to justify the use of the Emergency Act - none of these four scenarios have been clearly present in Ontario.  

To invoke the law, the prime minister must also consult with the premiers of any impacted provinces before putting the move before Parliament. If the act does not pass a vote there, the proclamation will be revoked.  

On Monday, Ontario Premier Doug Ford said he would support the federal government and "any proposals they have to bring law and order back to our province". The premier of Quebec, Francois Legault, told reporters he didn't want to see the act applied in his province. 

What powers does the Emergencies Act grant?  

Under the Act, the government has a number of far-reaching powers at its disposal.  

The government could bar travel to or from specific areas - from Parliament Hill or major border crossings, for example. It could order the evacuation of people and personal property from certain areas, possibly using this power to clear out congested areas of protesters. And it could direct individuals and companies to render essential services, perhaps ordering tow-truck companies to lend their services and clear the roads of demonstrators and their vehicles.  

But while Mr Trudeau's government may soon be granted an almost carte blanche to respond to the protests, there is no indication the prime minister will also seek military intervention. 

While Mr Trudeau has said that "everything is on the table", he has maintained that military involvement would be a last resort.  

"We are a long way from having to call in the military," he said on Friday 

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His first act, it appears, was to choke off any funding for the protesters by broadening its anti-money-laundering rules to cover crowdsourcing sites, threatening them with financing "terrorism". 

“We are broadening the scope of Canada's anti-money laundering and terrorist financing rules so that they cover Crowd Funding Platforms and the payment service providers they use,” Finance Minister Chrystia Freeland said.  

“This is about following the money. This is about stopping the financing of these illegal blockades." 

Canada authorizes banks and financial institutions to “temporarily cease providing financial services where the institution suspects that an account is being used to further the illegal blockades and occupations.” 

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BREAKING: Premiers of Alberta, Manitoba, Quebec, and Saskatchewan oppose Trudeau decision to invoke the Emergencies Act on the truckers 

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Police sabotage heavy equipment at Coutts 

Police confirmed that they were behind the damage caused to vehicles on private land in Coutts, Alberta. 

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The Toronto-Dominion Bank has said that it had frozen accounts holding about $1.4 million donated to the Freedom Convoy protesters. The bank has asked the Ontario Superior Court to take charge of the money.  

“TD has asked the court to accept the funds, which were raised through crowdfunding and deposited into personal accounts at TD, so they may be managed and distributed in accordance with the intentions of the donors, and/or to be returned to the donors who have requested refunds but whose entitlement to a refund cannot be determined by TD,” said a spokesperson for the bank. 

Since the traditional means are facing blockades, some supporters of the truckers' protests have turned to cryptocurrency. Because it is decentralized and peer-to-peer, the government cannot directly interfere.

 

This is what I was afraid of. The Emergency Act formally the War Act. 

The reason I went dark is because the RCMP and CSIS (Security Apparatus) have erected portable cell towers to catch everyone who is demonstrating at a protest in Canada. 

Take in note: the OPP visiting people at their primary residence like the video you and others have shown. 

Three weeks ago I will repeat my self Trudeau is going to quell this protest by any means. 

All the VPs are hacked by NSA and CSE (Communications Security Establishment)this is very troubling because we think we are free but in reality we’re are not. 

They are collecting data and listening to every conversation, text and emails. People will charged well after the fact and the state has unlimited resources. They will pick on leaders and make examples out of them and go after some nobodies too.

15 Natural Antibiotics  

For hundreds of years, maybe even longer, our grannies and grandfathers relied on simple household items to heal. For that purpose, they picked different natural antibiotics, which they mostly found in home, gardens or meadows and woods nearby. 

Much of this came out of necessity. Rather than using an antibacterial facial scrub, our Nanas massaged honey deep into their pores. By using proven old home remedies, we can treat and cure various health problems and do a lot for our health avoiding unpleasant medications side effects, too. 

Some of these remedies even date back thousands of years, as far back as the tribes of Central and South America. Now, perhaps with the advent of slow-living, these products are slipping back into style. Many appreciate the remedies for their simplicity, price, or their low-impact on the earth. Rather than spend $8 on sea salt spray, you can simple mix some salt with water and spritz it into your hair. You save money as well as a package. 

In honor of our ancestors, we’ve gathered some of our favorite time-honored traditions. These timeless products have earned a permanent place in our pantries. 

Garlic 

Raw garlic when crushed or chewed contains a compound called allicin – which has similar properties to penicillin. 

This superfood member of the onion family is antibiotic, anti-inflammatory, anti-viral, anti-parasitic, anti-fungal, and antioxidant (mopping up free radicals that have been proven to cause cancer). 

For more than seven millennia, it has been used internally and externally to treat mild illness to serious diseases. 

Everything from inflammation to colds to serious infections is minimized and/or obliterated with the addition of garlic and for those who don’t enjoy the taste, there are supplements as well. Check into “aged” garlic supplements for the best results. 

Garlic is not only potent, it contains a host of vitamins, nutrients, and minerals that are beneficial to total body wellness. Not to mention the cost is pennies in comparison to doctor visits and prescriptions! 

Unlike chemical antibiotics that kill millions of friendly bacteria your body needs, its only goal is bacteria and microorganisms. Garlic also encourages and increases the level of healthy bacteria. It is a powerful antifungal agent and destroys any antigen, pathogen, and harmful disease-causing microorganisms. 

Garlic packs a punch with phytochemicals and healing sulfur components. These sulfur compounds even chelate toxic heavy metals (like lead & cadmium), binding with them for excretion out of the body. 
It has antibacterial, anti-fungal, and even antiviral qualities. 
It promotes the growth of healthy intestinal microflora by acting as a prebiotic (food for probiotics). 
Garlic helps keep fats from oxidizing. 
Garlic acts as a strong antioxidant and guards against DNA damage. 
It protects against radiation & sunlight damage. 
Garlic fights worms and parasites. 
It benefits digestion, which is good for the whole body. 
It contains many nutrients such as vitamins (C, B1, B2, B3), minerals (calcium, folate, iron, magnesium, manganese, phosphorus, potassium, selenium, zinc, and phytochemicals (Allicin, beta-carotene, beta-sitosterol, caffeic acid, chlorogenic acid, diallyl-disulfide, ferulic acid, geraniol, kaempferol, linalool, oleanolic acid, p-coumaric acid, phloroglucinol, phytic acid, quercetin, rutin, s-allyl-cysteine, saponin, sinapic acid, & stigmasterol). 

Honey 

Herbalists consider honey as one of the best natural antibiotics. It also contains antimicrobial, anti-inflammatory and antiseptic properties. A 2014 study presented at a meeting of the American Chemical Society found that honey has the ability to fight infection on multiple levels, making it more difficult for bacteria to develop resistance to it. 

Ancient Romans used honey on the battlefield to treat wounds and prevent infection. 

Civilizations all over the world continue to consider honey one of the best natural antibiotics, antimicrobials, anti-inflammatories, and antiseptics known to man after thousands of years. 

Its unique combination of hydrogen peroxide, acidity, osmotic effect, high sugar concentration and polyphenols help kill bacterial cells. To get the antibiotic benefit of honey, always use raw, organic honey. 

Olive leaf extract 

This substance has been used for a number of centuries to battle bacterial infections and is now currently being used as well to fight MRSA infections in some European hospitals. It provides immune system support while fighting antibiotic-resistant infections. Olive leaf extract also has anti-inflammatory properties. Additionally, it exhibits free-radical scavenging abilities. 

You can make olive leaf extract for external use at home. Put a handful of finely chopped fresh olive leaves into a glass jar with a lid. Pour vodka over the leaves until they are completely covered. Close the lid and keep the jar in a dark place for 4 to 5 weeks. Using a cheesecloth, strain the liquid into another glass jar and your homemade olive leaf extract is ready to use. 
Another option is to take olive leaf extract in supplement form. 250 to 500 mg capsules twice daily is the standard dosage. However, consult a doctor before taking the supplement. 

Turmeric 

This herb has been used in Ayurvedic and Chinese medicine for many thousands of years to treat a wide range of infections. The antibacterial and anti-inflammatory qualities have been known to be highly effective in the treatment of bacterial infections. The antimicrobial activity of curcumin against helicobacter pylori showed positive results. Curcumin is the active ingredient in turmeric. 

Mix 1 tablespoon of turmeric powder and 5 to 6 tablespoons of honey. Store it in an airtight jar. Have ½ teaspoon of this mixture twice daily. 
You can also take turmeric supplements of 400 to 600 mg, twice daily. However, consult your doctor first. 

Echinacea 

With similar effects to garlic, it was traditionally used to treat open wounds, as well as blood poisoning, diphtheria and other bacteria-related illnesses. Echinacea is well tolerated and able to stimulate the immune system by naturally boosting infection fighters in your blood stream. Native to North America, Echinacea has been used for centuries in tribal medicine to treat pain and sickness. 

Unlike garlic, this antibacterial, anti-fungal, anti-viral solution is generally used at the first signs of illness and should not be taken for more than ten days. It is available in liquid and capsule form. 

Echinacea is also used against many other infections including the urinary tract infections, vaginal yeast infections, genital herpes, bloodstream infections (septicemia), gum disease, tonsillitis, streptococcus infections, syphilis, typhoid, malaria, and diphtheria. 

Cayenne peppers 

Cayenne peppers are the most powerful circulation stimulators. They just send their antibiotic properties to fight the disease where it is mostly needed. 

Onion 

Onion is garlic’s closest relative and it has a similar but milder action. Together they create a strong fighting duo. 

Raw apple cider vinegar 

The far-reaching benefits of daily doses of apple cider vinegar (ACV) include antibiotic and antiseptic properties, naturally alkalizing your system, and can aid you in everything from managing your weight to lowering cholesterol and your risk of cancer. 

A chemical-free astringent, ACV can be used topically to disinfect and sterilize. 

Oregano oil 

Oil of oregano is considered anti-microbial, antibacterial, anti-parasitic, anti-viral, and anti-fungal. 

It can be used internally and externally in the treatment of wounds, respiratory problems, digestive upset, and even the common cold. 

For treating foot or nail infections, add a few teaspoons of oregano oil to a tub filled with warm water. Soak your feet in it for a few minutes daily for a week. 
For sinus and other upper respiratory infections, put a few drops of the oil of oregano in a pot of boiling water and inhale the steam. Do this once daily until you get rid of the infection. 

Colloidal Silver 

While colloidal silver is highly antibiotic in nature, I suggest only using it for external uses such as gargling, ear infections like swimmers’ ear and skin. The reason is that ingestion of colloidal silver does damage the delicate gut microbiome by killing beneficial bacteria though not as extensively as drug based antibiotics. If you need the assistance of natural antibiotics to consume internally, choose another one on this list, not colloidal silver. 

Grapefriut seed extract(GSE) 

Grapefruit seed extract (GSE) effective against more than 800 forms of viruses and bacteria, more than a hundred strains of fungus, and many parasites. 

High in many antioxidants, GSE boosts immunity, alkalizes the body naturally, and aids in digestion by improving your beneficial gut flora. 

Ginger 

Ginger’s natural antibiotic property helps prevent and treat many health problems caused by bacteria. Fresh ginger has an antibiotic effect against food-borne pathogens like salmonella. It also has an antibacterial effect on respiratory and periodontal infections. 

So, if you are going to eat something that has the potential for food borne illness such as sushi or raw oysters, always best to eat some fresh ginger (raw and pickled is most potent) too in order to make use of its natural antibiotic properties. 

Ginger tea is a great preventive measure against bacterial infections. To make the tea, grate 1 inch of fresh ginger and boil it in about 1½ cups of water for 10 minutes. Strain, add honey and lemon juice for taste and drink it. 
Also, include dry or fresh ginger in your cooking. You can also take ginger capsules, after consulting your doctor. 

Manuca Honey 

What would this list of natural antibiotics be without raw honey which has been used as an infection fighter since ancient times? Of all the raw honey on the planet, Manuka honey from New Zealand is the best when it comes to resolving infections. An enzyme found in honey releases hydrogen peroxide. This process helps your body fight infection and prevents the growth of bacteria. Soothing to the digestive system, honey removes toxins from the blood and helps your liver operate more efficiently. 

A great boost to the immune system, consider combining honey with cinnamon to strengthen your white blood cells! Raw, organic honey is the best option since most pasteurization methods kills the antioxidant effects. 

Cabbage 

What many people don’t realize is how much vitamin C is found in cabbage. One cup provides 75% of what you need every day. 

Naturally antibacterial, eating shredded raw cabbage in your salad, as a side dish in the form of slaw, or drinking fresh cabbage juice (with honey added to sweeten) is an excellent way to improve digestion, prevent disease, and even manage your weight! 

Extra virgin coconut oil 

There is not enough that can be said for the benefits of coconut oil. It has naturally occurring anti-fungal and anti-microbial properties and is packed with antioxidants you can’t find anywhere else in nature. 

Use it to boost your immune system, balance thyroid, cholesterol, and blood sugar levels, and even improve brain function. Safe to use internally and externally, coconut oil is one of the most versatile and unique gifts from Mother Nature. 

Goldenseal 

Goldenseal’s natural antibiotic property works well for both topical and internal bacterial infections. Goldenseal contains a compound called berberine that helps kill many types of bacteria that cause many health problems. 

Berberine also activates white blood cells, making them better at fighting infection and strengthening the immune system. 

For internal use, prepare a cup of herbal tea by steeping 1 teaspoon of goldenseal powder in 1 cup of hot water. Strain and drink it while it is still warm. Drink this tea once daily. 
For external use, prepare a mixture with 1 teaspoon of goldenseal powder and the oil of a few vitamin E capsules. Apply it to the affected area 3 times a day. 

Note: Do not take this herb internally for more than a few weeks at a time. 

Indian lilac or neem 

Neem, also known as Indian lilac, is another natural antibiotic. In addition, due to its antibacterial nature, neem keeps different types of oral problems like cavities, plaque, gingivitis and other gum diseases at bay. 

To prevent skin infections, use cosmetics and skin care products that have neem as one of the main ingredients. 
Take neem tablets to help remove accumulated toxins in the body and any parasitic organisms. Consult your doctor for the correct dosage.

Inflation Or Recession? INFLATION 

Higher interest rates cannot save the hyperinflation to come. 

Some of the best workers have left the workforce for good. They figured out how to make a living on their own. A company that is looking for really talented people must spend a lot more. 

A lot of people have left the full time work slave train for the gig economy. They drive taxi's deliver food, work on onlyf.. sell services on fiver and on and on. 

Then you have many people that are now drug addicts thanks to the weapon called fentanyl. Over 100,000 people died from an OD last year, this thing is a weapon and most do not die from OD's but their life is destroyed, not people you want working for you. 

Even the good people a company finds, everyone is just getting the job until they figure out how to go on their own. 

The only reason some companies can still hire competent people is because some people like the bragging rights of saying "I work for...." They will give up better living conditions and money for those rights.  

All this will lead to companies having to pay significantly higher wages and those savings will be heading right to the consumer.  

The consumer will have to charge more for their services and suddenly you will have hyperinflation that will make Zimbabwe look like the most stable currency. 

It will all lead to the great reset, exactly what they want. We will beg for it, just like they planned it. 

If you think the reset will be good for you, call me, I have a bridge to sell you, it comes with a loaf of bread.  

Bringing down inflation through monetary policy means slower growth, but how much inflation and growth will decline is the question. 

A dirty little secret about the economics profession is how imprecisely we understand the inflation-generating process. The Fed and most mainstream economists have in mind a version of an “expectations-augmented Phillips curve” to describe cyclical inflation. Inflation is driven by inflation expectations and whether the economy has slack and inflation falls or is overextended and inflation rises. That cyclical component ignores other short-term factors, like swings in oil prices or the current supply chain frictions, that can temporarily push inflation up or down. Framing inflation this way has some thorny implications for the next few years, particularly if most of current inflation is cyclical, not temporary. 

Core PCE inflation just hit roughly 5%, or about 3 percentage points above the Fed’s target. If the extra inflation is cyclical, policy will have to slow the economy to create enough slack to bring it down. If it is mostly Covid driven and temporary, inflation will come down on its own. Our house view is that the majority of the extra inflation is Covid driven, not cyclical, but what if we are wrong? 

Suppose two-thirds of the extra inflation (2 percentage points) is cyclical and only one-third is temporary. The Fed’s baseline estimate of the Phillips curve has a slope of about 0.1, that is, a 1-percentage-point increase in the unemployment rate lowers core PCE inflation by only one-tenth of a percentage point. Simple arithmetic says that a 20-percentage-point increase in unemployment is needed to bring inflation down by 2 percentage points. But even if the relationship is 5 times larger, as may have been the case decades ago, the Fed would need to orchestrate a 4-percentage-point increase in the unemployment rate to wring out those 2 percentage points of inflation. Any time unemployment has risen by 50bp, we have had a recession. 

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Powell refused to refute speculation of a 50bps rate hike this year and we may get another sharp drop of futures - we would say hawk but that's meaningless now that even the uber-doves have turned hawkish to appease Biden and his imploding approval rating... hinted at a 50bps rate hike in March. 

In an interview with the Financial Times, Raphael Bostic, president of the Fed’s Atlanta branch, said the Fed could "supersize a rate increase to half a percentage point if inflation remains stubbornly high." 

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Here is a look at component-level trends: 

Used cars, hotels, new cars, nonprofit services, furniture, and transportation services are much stronger than usual on a year-on-year basis, boosted by supply constraints and base effects. 

Used car auction prices increased 0.6% to 56% above the pre-pandemic level in the first half of January, after adjusting for depreciation, which could push consumer prices even higher. 

Goldman's shelter inflation tracker increased to +6.3%, pointing to a pickup in the official shelter series from its current +3.7% year-over-year rate. 

On the other hand, a High-frequency tracker of hotel prices and airfares has dropped to 18% below the two-year ago level amidst elevated virus spread. 

Here are the key key inflation drivers: 

The Goldman composition-corrected wage tracker increased to +4.3% year-on-year and the GS wage survey leading indicator stands at+3.8% — each series’ highest level since the early 2000s. 

The GS low-wage wage tracker increased to +7.5% year-on-year, its highest level in at least three decades. 

Industrial metals prices increased to 161% of the pre-pandemic level and energy prices rebounded sharply to 141% of the pre-pandemic level. Goldman expects the boost from commodity prices to year-on-year core PCE inflation to decline from a peak of 80bp in 2021Q4 to 40bp by 2022Q4. 

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GS inflation forecast: 

After completely fumbling its inflation forecasts in 2021, Goldman expects that ongoing supply chain disruptions will raise the prices of some goods further above the pre-pandemic trend and boost sequential inflation through mid-year. However, declines in durable goods prices are likely to drive inflation lower by year-end, more than offsetting a sharp acceleration in year-on-year shelter inflation. 

Higher interest rates cannot save the hyperinflation to come. 

Some of the best workers have left the workforce for good. They figured out how to make a living on their own. A company that is looking for really talented people must spend a lot more. 

A lot of people have left the full time work slave train for the gig economy. They drive taxi's deliver food, work on onlyf.. sell services on fiver and on and on. 

Then you have many people that are now drug addicts thanks to the weapon called fentanyl. Over 100,000 people died from an OD last year, this thing is a weapon and most do not die from OD's but their life is destroyed, not people you want working for you. 

Even the good people a company finds, everyone is just getting the job until they figure out how to go on their own. 

The only reason some companies can still hire competent people is because some people like the bragging rights of saying "I work for...." They will give up better living conditions and money for those rights.  

All this will lead to companies having to pay significantly higher wages and those savings will be heading right to the consumer.  

The consumer will have to charge more for their services and suddenly you will have hyperinflation that will make Zimbabwe look like the most stable currency. 

It will all lead to the great reset, exactly what they want. We will beg for it, just like they planned it. 

If you think the reset will be good for you, call me, I have a bridge to sell you, it comes with a loaf of bread.