Thursday 21st of January 2021

Jules Letambour makes a 99 % accurate prediction…

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Jules Letambour, former professor of geography and history in various locations around the globe, now living in isolation in the Jura, France, is an expert on formulating visions of what’s coming next in the near future.

 

He bases his analysis on a complex Lagrangian set of equations that is applied to social trends, to adventure in inventions, including gadgets, scientific discoveries, to the influence of the media barons since 1900, to the history of war since 1066 (the Norman Invasion of England) and also to the scrooge factor, as defined since the English philosophers whose pursuit of Enlightenment knowledge was secondary to making cash.




Dear Gus, my friend. I have come to an extraordinary conclusion. Actually it was my ordinateur [computer] that verified the amazing result. It stared me in the face for the last couple of weeks but I could not bear to believe it. And I am still awaiting for some important factors to input… I could be wrong by about 1.3 per cent which is a far better error factor than most scientific discovery. But still.

So Voilà:

The Pandemique will find a way to be stopped either in late March 2021 or in late March 2025. It could be April though… Will we have a vaccine by then? Nothing worth mentioning. Will we have a cure by then? Not likely. Actually, we would find that hydroxychoroquine works better than previously assessed… And we will find that not only this pandemique will have ran its course, the world economy which has been so moribund since the beginning of it, will recover AT THE SAME TIME… So what is (are) the major factor(s) in this amazing recovery?

A miracle. Donald Trump gets booted out in November this year (most likely 90%). By April 2021, the Vice-President to Joe Biden gets the nod to replace him, as Joe has been found slightly forgetfully incontinent in a cupboard of the Oval Office (85 % chances). By then, the pandemique would be history and Donald gone, the USA would have rekindled its major diplomatique program in the Middle East, that is to say the bombing of Iran, Damascus, Africa and a few other tinpots places that are strategic to contain the Russian bear which has no intention to invade anyone, except in the western media. 

Trump gone, the racial tension in the USA would have magically vanished (not because of love — racism will still be very strong) but unemployment would plummet as to fill vacancies in weapon manufacturing industries, all spurred by a rediscovered superiority complex. The US deficit would blow out by another 5 trillions, but the stock market would burst at the seams nonetheless. If you have any cash left after your investments in the “big techs”, invest in the bomb making firms and Raethon.

A disaster. Donald Trump is re-elected for another four years (50%). The Pandemique is going bonkers (til 2025) with no solution in sight, and racial tensions are destroying the USA. The troops are brought back to the US to control the riots, but the manufacturers of rubber bullets are small patates in comparison to declaring war on China, for example, which Trump would be the last loony NOT TO DO IT. Trump hates war. Money is his weapon. Biden and his people would love to destroy Russia (100 %).

My ordinateur is a bit coy about making a choice between 2021 and 2025, here. Possibly due to some of the inputs that seem to be completement fou. What is lacking so far is the decision as to who will be vice-president to the two contenders. Despite all the best intelligence artificielle at my disposal, one cannot invent the lunatique choix of who will be vice-president… So when this choix is made, we will know with a lot more accuracy. Global warming (le rechauffement de la planète) will also have a bearing on who will win 2024 US presidential elections. 

Meanwhile, the weather here near Geneva is at record high… Global warming is impacting the Jura and Switzerland beyond expectation.

Cheers.
Jules

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at the ron paul institute for peace and...

Well, the Virus Patrol sure has done it. In a fit of reckless overkill they have managed to vaporize six years of economic growth during the last 90 days. And that’s just by the mechanical reckoning of the GDP accounts, where total output in Q2 weighed in at essentially the same level as Q4 2014.

The real damage is far deeper, however, and is reflected in millions of small businesses permanently destroyed, tens of millions of households wiped-out financially and the vicious daisy chain of delinquencies, deferrals and defaults just beginning to rip through the $78 trillion edifice of debt which entombs the US economy.


Of course, most of the Wall Street talking heads were nonplussed by this morning’s release because, well, Q2 results are claimed to be ancient history: Reality is purportedly the “V”-shaped recovery on their spreadsheets, which really can’t fail to happen because it’s always two quarters out regardless of conditions at the moment.

So let’s get something straight. What is happening is an economic catastrophe the likes of which we have never seen before, even during the Great Depression of the 1930s.

In fact, the worst annual decline back then was a 14.8 percent drop in 1932, while the entire peak-to-trough real GDP decline between 1929 and the 1933 bottom was 30.5 percent.

So it would be fair to say that measured at an annualized rate, the idiotic Dr. Fauci and his Virus Patrol have now delivered a 32.9 percent GDP plunge, which single-handedly tops the entire contraction of the Great Depression.

Needless to say, the Q2 result also leaves the recessionary drops since 1950 way back in the dust. Even the auto industry induced plunge of Q1 1958 didn’t make the double-digit threshold. It clocked in at a 9.986 percent annualized decline or less than one-third of today’s cliff dive.


What was especially notable, however, was the vaporization of personal consumption spending on services, which ordinarily accounts for upwards of 70 percent of total PCE; and which is also ballyhooed by the paint-by-the-numbers Wall Street economist as the ballast the keeps GDP moving ever higher.

Not this time!

Services spending literally fell through the trapdoor, contracting at a 43.4 percent annualized rate. That compares with the 11 recessions since 1950 where real spending on services never went negative, save for the pinprick decline of -1.6 percent annualized during the Q1 2009 bottom of the Great Recession.

By every account, the economic plunge in the winter of 2008-2009 was the worst since the 1930s, but today the Commerce Department reported a PCE-services drop that was 28X deeper!

Our purpose here is not to marshal scary numbers, even as they surely are. Rather, our point is that what is coursing through the Q2 numbers is not anything that resembles a normal chain-of-reactions macroeconomic cycle. For instance, where job losses cascade through to shrinking incomes, thereby causing consumer confidence and spending wherewithal to diminish and household spending to be curtailed.

To the contrary, what is depicted below is essentially economic martial law. Agencies of the state commanded airports, restaurants, bars, hair salons, gyms, movies, dentist offices, theme parks, sporting events etc. to close or operate at drastically reduced capacity, which meant, in turn, that day-in-and-day out commerce and economic output vanished instantly.

Stated differently, this 43 percent plunge in services spending didn’t happen for the ordinary reason that people were short on cash. As we show below, personal income during the quarter – thanks to the massive flow of free stuff from Washington (aka government transfer payments) – clocked in at a record level!

Consequently, there will be no rebound in the plunging red line below no matter how much fiscal and monetary “stimulus” Washington pumps into the main street economy.

The services sector accounts for nearly 66 percent of total PCE, which, in turn, accounts for 68 percent of measured GDP. So the latter will not recover until the Virus Patrol gets its foot off the neck of what we call the social congregation activities of daily economic life; and also until it and its MSM collaborationist desist from fanning the false claim that the Covid is the equivalent of the Black Plague, thereby causing people to voluntarily quarantine out of misplaced fear.

Of course, you don’t have to listen to Dr. Fauci and the Scarf Lady for long – yes, they have not yet been locked up in padded cells where they belong – to realize that the Virus Patrol is on a once-in-a lifetime power trip.

In ultra-busy body/Nanny State fashion they are virtually regimenting the comings and goings of a $20 trillion economy – even as they keep the US economy on indefinite idle waiting for the vaccines and antivirals from their allies in Big Pharma and the Gates Complex to ride to the (mandatory) rescue.

 

Read more:

http://ronpaulinstitute.org/archives/featured-articles/2020/august/01/lockdown-lunacy-your-government-ordered-depression-has-arrived/

 

 

Gus: if I understood my friend Jules, he is suggesting that as soon as Donald Trump is out of the White House, the Covid19 pandemic will stop, the racist riots will stop, the economy will boom again and war will resume... Goodo...

allan lichtman makes a prediction as well...

Right now, polls say Joe Biden has a healthy lead over President Trump. But we’ve been here before (cue 2016), and the polls were, frankly, wrong. One man, however, was not. The historian Allan Lichtman was the lonely forecaster who predicted Mr. Trump’s victory in 2016 — and also prophesied the president would be impeached. That’s two for two. But Professor Lichtman’s record goes much deeper. In 1980, he developed a presidential prediction model that retrospectively accounted for 120 years of U.S. election history. Over the past four decades, his system has accurately called presidential victors, from Ronald Reagan in ’84 to, well, Mr. Trump in 2016.

In the video Op-Ed above, Professor Lichtman walks us through his system, which identifies 13 “keys” to winning the White House. Each key is a binary statement: true or false. And if six or more keys are false, the party in the White House is on its way out.

So what do the keys predict for 2020? To learn that, you’ll have to watch the video.

Allan Lichtman (@AllanLichtman) is a professor of history at American University.

 

Read more:

https://www.nytimes.com/2020/08/05/opinion/2020-election-prediction-allan-lichtman.html

 

 

 

Still, in order to nail the coffin of one or the other candidate, we need to know each VICE-PRESIDENT choice. 

still waiting for joe to wake up...

 

Joe Biden has given two dates to pick his running mate.

First, he said he hoped to make the choice by August 1.

When that deadline slipped, he promised he'd reveal his pick in the first week of August.

We're still waiting.

So what's going on with Biden and his VP pick? Here's what we know.

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"The idea that there is news 24/7 when some of the time nothing really is happening. And so, you know, it's created this whole cottage industry of talking heads," Goldstein said.

"Your sports are all messed up and we can't go out to dinner and we can't go to the movies. This is part of our entertainment."

Goldstein said the escalation in Veep speculation can be linked to the fact that there is not a clear choice for Biden.

He says he's not surprised that Biden hasn't made a choice yet, and the reason for the delay is probably the most obvious one — Biden just hasn't made up his mind.

 

Read more:

https://www.abc.net.au/news/2020-08-09/why-is-joe-biden-taking-so-long-to-choose-running-mate/12530112

how do you spot a rusky in your noodles?

 

From the Ron Paul Institute:

 

How do you call something “Russian disinformation” when you don’t have evidence it is? Let’s count the ways.

We don’t know a whole lot about how the New York Post story about Hunter Biden got into print. There are some reasons to think the material is genuine (including its cache of graphic photos and some apparent limited confirmation from people on the email chains), but in terms of sourcing, anything is possible. This material could have been hacked by any number of actors, and shopped for millions (as Time has reported), and all sorts of insidious characters - including notorious Russian partisans like Andrei Derkach - could have been behind it.

None of these details are known, however, which hasn’t stopped media companies from saying otherwise. Most major outlets began denouncing the story as foreign propaganda right away and haven’t stopped. A quick list of the creative methods seen lately of saying, “We don’t know, but we know!”:

1) Our spooks say it looks like the work of their spooks.

A group of 50 “former senior intelligence officials” wrote a letter as soon as the Post story came out. Their most-quoted line was that the Post story has “all the classic hallmarks of a Russian information operation.” Note they said information operation, not disinformation operation — humorously, even people with records of lying to congress like James Clapper and John Brennan have been more careful with language than members of the news media.

Emphasizing that they didn’t know if the emails “are genuine,” these ex-heads of agencies like the CIA added “our experience makes us deeply suspicious that the Russian government played a significant role in this case,” noting that it appeared to be an operation “consistent with Russian objectives.” Politico, the Boston Globe, the Washington Post, the Daily Beast, and many other outlets ran the spook testimonial.

2) It was prophesied.

The Washington Post needed four reporters — Shane Harris, Ellen Nakashima, Greg Miller, and Josh Dawsey — to tell us that “four former officials familiar with the matter” spoke of a long-ago report that the would-be source of the Post emails, Trump lawyer Rudy Giuliani, had been “interacting with people tied to Russian intelligence” in Ukraine. As such, any information he “brought back” from there “should should be considered contaminated by Russia.” Therefore, by the transitive property of whatever, the New York Post story should be dismissed as part of an “influence” operation.

3) Authorities are investigating if it might be Russian disinformation.

The FBI is probing a possible disinformation campaign,” announced USA Today, citing the omnipresent “person familiar with the matter.” Officially, of course, Director of National Intelligence John Ratcliffe said “Hunter Biden’s laptop is not part of some Russian disinformation campaign,” to which FBI spokesperson Jill C. Tyson officially said the bureau had “nothing to add at this time.”

Many of the outlets who covered this sequence of events described the F.B.I. statement as “carefully worded,” inviting us to read in things left unsaid. Thomas Rid in the Post went so far as to say Tyson was “hinting that actionable intelligence might yet be developed,” which is technically true but also technically meaningless.

Another neat trick was to discuss the Post story and in the same sentence refer to a present-tense description of an apparently confirmed operation to discredit Joe Biden. CNN’s construction was like this: “The FBI is investigating whether the recently published emails that purport to detail the business dealings of Joe Biden's son in Ukraine and China are connected to an ongoing Russian disinformation effort targeting the former vice president's campaign.”

That “ongoing Russian disinformation effort” is a story again sourced, as so many stories of the last four years have been, to assessments of intelligence officials. Thus the essence of these new headlines comes down to, “Intelligence officials are checking to see if the new story can be connected to prior claims of intelligence officials.”

4) Even if it isn’t a Russian influence operation, we should act like it is.

Johns Hopkins “Professor of Strategic Studies” Thomas Rid came up with the most elegant construction in a Washington Post editorial, stating bluntly: “We must treat the Hunter Biden leaks as if they were a foreign intelligence operation — even if they probably aren’t.” Err on the side of caution, as it were. As the bosses in Casino put it, why take a chance?

5) The Biden campaign says it’s Russian disinformation (even though they can’t say for sure it’s disinformation at all).

The press has elicited from the Biden campaign a few limited, often contradictory comments about what is and isn’t true in the New York Post story. For instance, the campaign’s chief communications officer Andrew Bates said about allegations Joe Biden met with Burisma executive Vadym Pozharski, “We have reviewed Joe Biden's official schedules from the time and no meeting, as alleged by the New York Post, ever took place.”

In the same article, reporters noted, “Biden’s campaign would not rule out the possibility that the former VP had some kind of informal interaction with Pozharskyi.” So no meeting took place (although we’re not saying no meeting took place).

The campaign continues to not take a concrete position about the veracity of the emails, but allows people like “senior Biden advisor” and former Assistant Secretary of State Michael Carpenter to say things like, “This is a Russian disinformation operation… I’m very comfortable saying that.”

The natural follow-up question there should have been, “If it’s disinformation, are you saying the emails aren’t real?” But we haven’t seen many questions of that sort, probably because no one wants to be the member of the White House pool six months from now wearing the scars of interactions like this:

I asked Joe Biden: What is your response to the NYPost story about your son, sir?

He called it a “smear campaign” and then went after me. “I know you’d ask it. I have no response, it’s another smear campaign, right up your alley, those are the questions you always ask.”

 

Read more:

http://ronpaulinstitute.org/archives/featured-articles/2020/october/31/10-ways-to-call-something-russian-disinformation-without-evidence/

 

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