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Energy crisis will fuel a revolt against elites

Mikhail Liebestein

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2 hours ago, Observations said:

I heard om the radio today; energy company's will pay people to turn large appliances off ... for those people on smart meters. Smart meters are stoopid 🤪 I suppose that means pay in credits / points? Hmm, I just remembered Esso points. This lark all leads to the same destination as 'their simple plan' ... mwah ha ha ha. 😆 


UK households will be paid to switch off appliances at quieter times to stop winter blackouts


Brits could be paid to switch off appliances at busy times in plan to avoid winter blackouts. National Grid ESO (Electricity System Operator) is setting up plans for customers to get money back off soaring bills if they switch to off-peak use.

A National Grid ESO spokesperson said: “We are developing a new service that will be available for consumers to benefit from across this winter and will be announcing further information soon.”

If you have a smart meter, your usage will be monitored over time. Rewards are then offered for those who use less energy at busy times.

Rewards could be paid directly or given as credit on your account. The Sunday Times, which first reported the plans, said the grid will apply to the Ofgem regulator for approval, with hopes the scheme will open by late October.

The plans follow a trial with Octopus Energy customers earlier this year, when as little as 20p was paid for every kWh, or kilowatt hour, saved. A range of prices have since been considered, including up to £6. Chancellor Nadhim Zahawi last week suggested that rolling blackouts are unlikely as preparations were under way for the winter, as Russia's invasion of Ukraine strains supplies.

But forecasts now say energy bills could hit a staggering £6k by next year. And there are warnings of blackouts under worst case scenarios for UK households as a bleak winter hits.

From: https://www.birminghammail.co.uk/news/midlands-news/uk-households-paid-switch-appliances-24814380


My emphasis in bold. This is the start of the "incentivisation" for people to voluntarily switch to smart meters, in the hope of "saving money".  No 'smart meter', no 'rewards' for you.


Of course, it is my opinion that the ultimate end-goal is to be able to charge consumers more for their energy usage during 'peak-times', and this can only be achieved with smart meters, as traditional energy meters only count the total number of units used, they have no way of knowing at what time they were used.


It has nothing to do with 'stopping blackouts', just being able to make more money out of consumers when demand is higher, same as 'surge pricing' for Uber taxis.





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On 8/2/2022 at 6:27 AM, Mikhail Liebestein said:

 persuading voters that we all shared the blame for the crisis and must all play a role in atoning for the country's mistakes.


"We" did, because "we" are still of a mindset that we "need" a government who repeatedly assfuck us. When people evolve to the point that they stop disowning their personal power we'll no longer be subjected to be being treated like pond scum any more.

On 8/2/2022 at 6:27 AM, Mikhail Liebestein said:

This time, elites cannot shirk responsibility for the consequences of their fatal errors.


They can and they will, and all of this is simply a prelude to Universal Basic Income and the social credit system, which will bring with them a whole new set of problems.


On 8/2/2022 at 6:27 AM, Mikhail Liebestein said:

The Don’t Pay campaign, which is urging people to join a “mass non-payment strike” when the energy price cap is raised in October, has gained thousands of online supporters.


We should have been doing this decades ago, given that energy companies charge us for a natural resource. Gas and electricity are natural resources. They belong to everyone. It's like me walking up to someone, placing duct tape over their nose and mouth, then demanding that they pay me 20 quid to remove the tape so that they can breathe oxygen. Can someone please explain to me why I have to pay a £30 standing charge to a gas company when I use literally no fucking gas?


On 8/2/2022 at 6:27 AM, Mikhail Liebestein said:

And if it does take off, what are the authorities going to be able to do about it?


Introduce Universal Basic Income, of course. Or some other "solution" which has horrible consequences for humanity. That's what happens when you keep giving your power away, folks.


None of this should even be an issue. Nikola Tesla came up with a plan for free energy back in 1931 through harnessing the earth's electromagnetic energy. And here we are, nearly a hundred years later, paying money for two natural resources which belong to everyone so that billionaires can continue being billionaires and the rest of us little people can keep enabling them. It's pathetic really.

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On 8/2/2022 at 11:13 PM, Bombadil said:


It needs a protest now outside every government office un the country. Peaceful but to the point. Disturbing no normal businesses.


You need to see this from "their" mindset. When us little folks protest, "they" laugh. The find it funny, it's like entertainment to them.

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On 8/21/2022 at 8:19 PM, Ethel said:


You need to see this from "their" mindset. When us little folks protest, "they" laugh. The find it funny, it's like entertainment to them.

I don't blame them to be fair. People holding placards begging their masters. They are all infiltrated anyway. A real revolt and they may start paying attention.

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7 hours ago, Fluke said:

I don't blame them to be fair. People holding placards begging their masters. They are all infiltrated anyway. A real revolt and they may start paying attention.

Like when Charles & Camilla's car drove through an area where mass looting was going on a few years back and they looked absolutely terrified (yet got away unscathed). I'm not advocating looting - just close up physical danger to the authorities 

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On 8/2/2022 at 7:27 AM, Mikhail Liebestein said:

A catastrophic energy crisis will fuel a revolt against our failed elites


no i think the elites have been preparing for a long time. They have bunkers, helicopters, island boltholes, dual nationalisms and armed guards. What's more likely is that the dumbed down masses, clueless about the conspiracy will just turn on each other. Of course the solution would be for people to start working to become self reliant from the corporate system and to engage with localism as then people will mix more with their local communities which in turn helps people to relate to each other, but no one seems to want to talk about doing that...

The Case for a New American Civil War

September 06, 2022

by Dmitri Orlov for the Saker blog

Will the USA hold together through 2024? Earlier this year Covid-related complications took the life of Vladimir Zhirinovsky, the bombastic perennial leader of Russia’s Liberal Democratic Party. He was known not just for his inimitable oratory but also for the uncanny accuracy of his predictions. For example, he predicted the start of Russia’s Special Military Operation in the Ukraine almost to the day—months before the fact and at a time when nobody else had much of a clue as to what would happen. Another prediction of his reads as follows: “There won’t be a US presidential election in 2024 because there will no longer be a United States.” Will he turn out to be prescient on this count too? Let’s watch!

Zhirinovsky is by no means alone with making such a prediction. Recent opinion polls show over 40% of Americans expressing apprehensions that a new civil war is likely to break out over the next decade or so. Perish the thought that the good people surveyed had performed an independent analysis, based on which they were able to compute the probability of a civil war! By now, the vast majority of the people in the US have been conditioned to perceive reality as a mosaic composed of short news clips, sound bites, scenes no longer than can fit between two television commercials and miniature narratives that present this or that imaginary object in a positive or a negative light. They think that a civil war is likely because that’s what they have been told through mass media or the invisibly yet relentlessly chaperoned social media.

The oligarchy, which controls all of the above, is toying with two alternative business plans. Plan A, which is more profitable and less risky, doesn’t feature a civil war while Plan B, risky though still profitable, does. In either case, the profits accrue from confiscating wealth from the population; with Plan A, less of that wealth gets blown up, hence more profit. But Plan A requires securing complete obedience and docility from an increasingly distressed and restive population. Paraphrasing Klaus Schwab, they have to put up with having nothing and pretend to be happy (as a condition for being allowed to stay indoors and fed).

To keep the US population at bay, the oligarchy must keep it supplied with vast quantities of junk food, liquor, drugs and pornography. And in spite of all the propaganda urging people to sort themselves into a rainbow of genders, most of them sterile, some women may still manage to get pregnant, refuse to have an abortion and actually give birth to children, preventing the population from shrinking as fast as the dwindling resource base. “Listen, women are getting pregnant every day in America, and this is a real issue,” quoth VP Kamala Harris. In spite of the politically incorrect term “women”—wombed men, that is—her message is crystal clear: her fellow-Americans should be spayed and neutered like the proper domestic animals she thinks they are. Your pets aren’t sterilized, don’t you now; they are transgender! Doesn’t that sound much more fashionable?

But what if the junk food, liquor, drug and pornography pipelines run dry up faster than the population can be whittled away using LGBT propaganda and free and plentiful abortions? Then it would be time for Plan B, where Americans get to shoot at each other using all of the small arms in their possession. A combination of Plans A and B is also theoretically possible, where the blue, democrat states are kept placated and pacified, and in fear of the red, republican states, where civil war rages and corpses litter the roadsides while, in turn, the red state denizens are kept deathly afraid of wandering into blue territory for fear of having their children castrated and their sacred guns confiscated. But such a precarious balance may be hard to strike and a far more likely scenario is one of stable disorder, where the oligarchy pools its most valuable human resources into a few well-defended enclaves while allowing the rest of the populace to succumb to internecine strife.

But neither Plan A, nor Plan B can address a major looming problem: how to discharge (cancel, that is, rather than fulfill) the responsibilities of the US federal government. The major ones are Social Security, SSI, Medicare and defense. Roughly half of US households receives significant financial help from the federal government while defense is the largest welfare program the world has ever witnessed. The US federal debt is already astronomic and amounts to roughly half of the world’s GDP. If it were a physical object, it would be plainly visible from outer space with the naked eye. It is still growing by leaps and bounds, with the 2022 budget deficit forecast to exceed $1 trillion, down from around $2 trillion the previous two years, but still a staggering amount.

How long this financial farce can continue is anyone’s guess, but with all the major creditor nations now in a race to sell off their US debt holdings, the writing is plainly on the wall. How to shed the twin burdens of foreign creditors and domestic dependents? Here, having a civil war that sacks Washington, DC and disbands the federal government would be most efficacious. Whatever local political structures remain would repudiate the federal debt as onerous and utterly preposterous and refuse to take over federal defense spending and social support programs; problem solved!

Joe Biden seems to be thinking along these lines already. In a recent speech in Philadelphia, he said: “For those brave right-wing Americans… if you want to fight against the country, you need an F-15. You need something little more than a gun.” Does he, with his son Hunter, have some F-15s they would like to sell to those brave right-wing Americans? Note that he mentioned F-15s, not F-35s: he’d like to furnish ancient yet effective, combat-ready aircraft for performing bombing runs against the US capital, not gold-plated, bug-riddled, never-quite-ready-for-combat boondoggles like the F-35. But before Washington, DC is ready to be struck from the political map, some major looting has to take place, via a major bout of political corruption.

The Ukraine, which has been Joe and Hunter Biden’s personal playground for years now, has been used as the main money-laundering hub. Of the over $10 billion the Biden administration has spent on the Ukraine so far, very little has actually made it to the Ukraine; the rest was used to line some pocket or some political campaign coffer or other right in the US. Of the weapons that did make it to the Ukraine, at least a third was sold on the international black market by the Kiev junta.

Even the weapons that did make it to the frontlines are being briskly traded away by foreign mercenaries and shipped off to parts unknown. The bits of it that do filter through to the troops get blown up or taken as trophies by the relentlessly (though very slowly and carefully) advancing Russians. Over the course of the Special Operation, the Russians have amassed quite a treasure trove of hugely expensive yet rather ineffectual, overcomplicated and quite fragile weapons systems that cannot be maintainedin the field and were abandoned by retreating Ukrainians.

Another major bit of extra income has come from the sale of a major portion of the Strategic Petroleum Reserve to China and other foreign nations: 300 million of the 700 million barrels have now been sold and the SPR now stands at its lowest level in 40 years. This is an interesting result, given that the shale oil bonanza peaked in 2019 and, with the drilling now concentrated in a single patch of the Permian Basin, and that, given very high depletion rates, it is set to be reduced to a trickle in as little as 2 or 3 years. Although fact checkers from fake news media outlets have cried foul, entities associated with Hunter Biden are said to have been involved.

Of course, we’ll never find out the full details because Hunter Biden is magic, having been placed far above the law: if he gets away with pedophilia, drug dealing, transporting hookers against state lines and other such crimes, then what’s a little (or a lot of) white-collar crime between fellow-crooks? Not to be outdone by his son, Biden-père and the rest of the democrat establishment appear poised to steal the midterm congressional elections in the most obvious and blatant way possible, making it impossible to continue to claim that the US is still any sort of democracy at all. Once the message that democracy is dead and that Washington is a den of thieves has been drummed into everyone’s heads, the path will be cleared for the opening salvos of Plan B.

But what if those “brave, right-wing Americans” on whom Biden seems to pin his hopes don’t come through and Plan B peters out with a whimper rather than go off with a bang? What if they just sit around in bars blubbering into their beers, then go home and polish their guns? Well, don’t expect the Russians or the Chinese to help! They could put the US out of its misery—but they won’t. The Russians are all stocked up on sunflower seeds (their choice over popcorn); likewise, the Chinese have stacked away plenty of rice chips. They will sit back and watch this pan-Eurasian celebration of Schadenfreude, not lifting a finger to help.




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