Let Them Eat Bugs… How Out of Touch Elites Reveal Their Contempt | Financial Risk

https://financialrisk.wordpress.com/2022/05/18/let-them-eat-bugs-how-out-of-touch-elites-reveal-their-contempt/

Yes,
Prepare for SHTF difficult survival and civil war, mass hysteria, anarchy, or worse.

I have experienced constant contempt and discrimination by “elites” who are not so rich or smart. Actually primitive tribesmen and conspirators from distant lands whose greed has created the SHTF scenarios here and abroad.
They think they can steal from you and then get away with it. They hate you and want to get rid of you.
You are already a victim.
If you don’t know you are a victim then your mind is blown, as part of the conspiracy. If your brain does not function well, then your body is doomed…

Finding Sources of Fresh Food

https://www.nationandstate.com/2022/05/09/finding-sources-of-fresh-food/?amp
After publishing Corey’s Digs report on NEW Controlled Food System is Already in Place and They Will Stop at Nothing to Accelerate Their Control, Pete Kennedy’s article on Finding Sources of Fresh Food over at The Solari Report, seems only fitting. There are some terrific resources in here that can be very helpful and beneficial […]

Latest Developments in Ukraine: May 6, “We do not provide intelligence on the location of senior military leaders on the battlefield or participate in the targeting decisions of the Ukrainian military,”|voa

https://www.voanews.com/a/latest-developments-in-ukraine-may-6/6560282.html

5:09 p.m.: The U.S. Defense Department denied
providing intelligence on the locations of Russian generals on the battlefield so that Ukrainian forces could kill them, Agence France-Presse reported. “We do not provide intelligence on the location
of senior military leaders on the battlefield or participate in the targeting decisions of the Ukrainian military,” Pentagon spokesman John
Kirby said, AFP reported. Kirby was responding to an explosive New York
Times report on U.S. support for Ukraine’s military.

Separately, U.S. media reports had reported that Washington had shared intelligence that helped Ukraine sink the Russian warship Moskva last month, AFP reported. But a U.S. official, speaking on condition of anonymity, told AFP that the United States does not “provide specific targeting information on ships.”

Russia offers India way of bypassing Western sanctions – media — RT Business News

https://www.rt.com/business/554775-india-russia-payment-trade-santions/

30 Apr, 2022 14:46

Russia offers India way of bypassing Western sanctions – media

Moscow reportedly wants dollar payments for oil, ruble or rupee for rest
Russia offers India way of bypassing Western sanctions – media
Moscow
has reportedly proposed a plan for India to pay for Russian oil in US
dollars or euro, while using a rupee-ruble-denominated mechanism for
other goods.

The new mechanism is designed to allow more trade in
local currencies as economic pressure mounts on Russia over its military
operation in neighboring Ukraine, according to people with knowledge of
the matter quoted by Bloomberg.

The proposals were reportedly
discussed between Russian central bank officials and their Indian
counterparts with the participation of officials from the finance
ministry.

On Saturday, Indian External Affairs Ministry
spokesperson Arindam Bagchi confirmed that an inter-ministerial group is
looking at resolving issues relating to payment mechanisms with Moscow
in order to stabilize the country’s economic engagement with Russia.

India is among a number of major economies that have kept trading
with Russia since the launch of the operation despite mounting pressure
on New Delhi from Western nations to scale back its economic and
military ties with Moscow. India has not publicly condemned the
operation so far.

India’s imports from Russia rose to $8.69
billion in the first 11 months of the 2021-22 financial year, which is
58% higher than the total imports of $5.48 billion recorded in the full
financial year 2020-21, the Indian government reported earlier this
month. Meanwhile, exports to Russia rose to $3.18 billion in the period
from April to February in 2021-22 from $2.65 billion.

Swiss block Germany’s Ukraine weapons plan – media — RT World News

https://www.rt.com/news/554429-switzerland-germany-ammunition-delivery-ukraine/

24 Apr, 2022 12:39

Swiss block Germany’s Ukraine weapons plan – media

Switzerland has prohibited delivery of ammunition
used by Germany’s Marder infantry fighting vehicles, according to a
Swiss paper
Swiss block Germany's Ukraine weapons plan – media
Switzerland
has allegedly thwarted German plans to re-export ammunition, made in
the country, to Ukraine, local media reported on Sunday, citing the
nation’s State Secretariat for Economic Affairs (Seco). The Alpine
nation cited its neutral status and legislation forbidding arms
deliveries to conflict zones.

The fact that the Dusseldorf-based
Rheinmetall automotive and arms manufacturer, which builds Marder
infantry fighting vehicles (IFVs) for the German Army, uses ammunition
produced in Switzerland has apparently emerged as a stumbling block to
Berlin’s latest plans to supply ammunition to Kiev.

“Seco received two requests from Germany to pass ammunition [it] previously received from Switzerland on to Ukraine,” the secretariat confirmed to the Swiss paper Sonntags Zeitung on Sunday. Both requests “have
been rejected with a reference to Swiss neutrality and bounding
rejection criteria of the legislation on military equipment,” the Swiss authorities added.

Swiss law demands that Bern give its consent to any arms re-exports
and forbids arms deliveries to conflict zones. Switzerland joined
anti-Russian sanctions in a rare departure from its strict neutrality
policy after Moscow launched its military operation in Ukraine, but it
has still been adamant in its neutrality when it comes to any military
aid to Ukraine.

According to the media, the Swiss veto on
re-exporting ammunition has sparked anger in Germany due to having
allegedly made it impossible to send any Marder IFVs to Ukraine. Berlin
has never officially announced any such plans, though.

The German
government has been criticized by fellow NATO members, particularly
Poland, for supposedly not doing enough to support Ukraine. The issue
has even caused some tensions within the cabinet.

Earlier in April, Chancellor Olaf Scholz said that Germany would send only “correct and reasonable” weapons to Kiev, adding that there have been no plans to send “offensive”
weapons, such as tanks, that Ukraine repeatedly requested. Foreign
Minister Annalena Baerbock then urged the West to provide Kiev with
heavy weaponry and appeared to criticize Scholz, stressing that “now is not the time for excuses.”

Initially, Berlin provided Ukraine with 1,000 anti-tank weapons and
500 anti-aircraft Stinger missiles. In mid-March, Germany said that due
to security risks it would not disclose further information about
supplies of weapons to Ukraine. In mid-April, Berlin announced it would
allocate an additional $2.1 billion for military spending, most of which
is earmarked for aiding Ukraine.

On Saturday, however, a group of
German politicians and public figures, including former MPs and an
ex-UN assistant secretary general, called on their government to cease
delivering military aid to Ukraine and instead work to convince Kiev to
abandon its military resistance in the name of peace and dialogue.

Russia
attacked the neighboring state in late February, following Ukraine’s
failure to implement the terms of the Minsk agreements, first signed in
2014, and Moscow’s eventual recognition of the Donbass republics of
Donetsk and Lugansk. The German- and French-brokered protocols were
designed to give the breakaway regions special status within the
Ukrainian state.

The Kremlin has since demanded that Ukraine
officially declare itself a neutral country that will never join the
US-led NATO military bloc. Kiev insists the Russian offensive was
completely unprovoked and has denied claims it was planning to retake
the two republics by force.

‘Toxic and Obsessive’: Young People Bailing on Social Media | The Most Revolutionary Act

https://stuartbramhall.wordpress.com/2022/04/20/toxic-and-obsessive-young-people-bailing-on-social-media/

Daily Wire

There was a time when Facebook was for old people, Instagram and TikTok were for young people, and Twitter was for, well, boring people.

But more and more young people are deciding that all of social media is a huge time suck, pointless — perhaps even detrimental — and bailing altogether.

“Zoomers are known for being glued to their phones, but some twenty-somethings are taking a stand against all-consuming apps such as TikTok and Instagram,” the New York Post reported. “Calling them ‘toxic’ and ‘obsessive,’ these young people say they’re regaining control of their time by stepping away from the scroll.”

The Post piece cites a recent survey of 10,000 teens commissioned by investment bank Piper Sandler that found “only 22% of respondents between the ages of 7 and 22 named Meta’s popular photo-sharing platform as their favorite app, down from 31% in spring 2020.”

Power requirement in making survival fire by friction.

Power requirement in making survival fire by friction

by tonytran2015 (Melbourne, Australia).

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This is much more difficult than making fire with a magnifying glass.

1. Reviewing the process of making fire with a magnifying glass.

1/- The radiant power flux of Sunlight is (1000W/m2)/(0.008rad×F/D)^2 = 1000,000W/m2 = 100W/cm2, which is a staggering large amount.
2/- The tinder was a standard cigarette end with dark color to absorb most of this energy flux.
3/- In this setup, it took 30 second for the the cigarette end to smoulder.
A dark cigarette leaf randomly oriented will receive 1/2 the radiant flux, that is 50W/cm2 = 12cal/s/cm2.
Suppose the leaves are 0.5mm thick, its specific heat capacity will be 1cal/cm3/°C or 0.05 cal/cm2/°C.
If the cigarette leaf does not lose any absorbed heat, it will heat up at a rate of
(12cal/s/cm2)/( 0.05 cal/cm2/°C) = 240 °C/s.
So a magnifying glass gives smouldering after 10 seconds is close to our estimation.
Making fire from frictional heat will require a similar set of figures on heat input.

2. Making smouldering with a battery drill:

Figure 1: Making smouldering with a “fire-board” and a spindle.

I used a Ryobi battery drill with a torque of 1Nm, running at 4 turn/second. Its output is 6.28×5W= 31W.
The spindle was made of a shortened bamboo chop stick having a diameter of 8mm. Its cross sectional area is 0.48 cm2. Its friction end has been sharpened into a cone with a conical angle of 60 degree.
The “fire board” is made ftom a dry tree branch of 3cm diameter. Holes are made in the fireboard so that the end of the spindle rubs on the boundary of the hole and not at its centre.
The power per cross-section unit area is thus 31W/0.48cm2 = 65W/cm2, which is 130% times the power flux of a beam of sunlight through a magnifying glass making fire on a cigarette end.
Indeed, there is always smoldering after 10 seconds of operating the drill. Smoudering begins after 200 turns.

3. The main point of making fire by a fire drill are:

Spindle and fire-board should be made of hardest dry wood/timber available in the survival situation. The spindle in this experiment were made from a bamboo chop stick.

Spindle and fire-board should not conduct heat away from the friction point. Due to this requirement, stone or metal material should not be used for spindle and fire-board. The spindle has to have a small end rubbing against the fire-board to require only small power input. This in turns requires the spindle and fire board to be made of hard material.

The spindle may have a length of about 15 times its diameter for easy handling.
Holes are made in the fireboard so that the end of the spindle rubs on the circular boundary of each hole and not at its centre. This prevents the spindle from quickly drilling through the “fire board”.

When spinning spindle by rubbing hands make sure that there is resistance to spinning at the end point of the rotating stick to convert rotational work into heat. Sometimes fine sand is sprinkled onto the contact point to make friction.
Tinder powder is to be placed into a small groove running radially into the friction hole on the fire-board. Tinder smoulders more easily if it is also placed in the small space in the hole beneath the spindle tip.

It is noted that the total power can be supplied by a muscular man is about 0.5 Horse Power = 373 W. The power from his hands and arms should be about 100W. This figure seems to agree with results from comparison between hand powered drills (such as wheel braces) against electric power drills. The fire-bow and fire-saw improve the ratio of machanical power input per area of tinder.

So it should be noted that making fire by friction requires a lot of mechanical power input. It is important to have dried, easy to ignite tinder with this method.

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Is this what the end of the pandemic looks like? The UK’s lifting of all COVID-19 restrictions has lessons for Australia – ABC News

https://www.abc.net.au/news/2022-04-17/lessons-from-united-kingdom-lifting-of-coronavirus-restrictions/100979238

… But the danger of contracting the deadly virus still lurks in every corner of the city and in recent weeks, cases have been soaring.

A record number of more than 4.1 million people were infected with the coronavirus across England in the week ending March 26, the majority with the Omicron variant.