Thursday, September 30, 2021
This is an alternate read whose sourcing is impossible. It draws upon ample alternative narritives equally unsourced. Have fun.
There is now a huge narritive describing underground caverns housing millions. from this it appears most individuals spend most of their time in hibernation. Few are seen been productive.
Again, nothing truly rules out possibility. I am more finding the build as under developed at best. Assuming these reports are all generated by remote viewing, then there may be some reality involved as well. We are far from having confirmations. I still have only a handful of reptilean reports and those smell contrivecd.
Corey Goode: Prime Directives, Cosmic Law, and our Part in Planetary Liberation
Monday, 27 September 2021, 23:06 PM
I have had people reach out about various narratives they have been hearing when it comes to what is going on in our Solar System.
Some have asked me if the angelic density beings and groups involved in Federations had suspended their ‘Non-Interference’ directives in our Solar System as they have heard from various sources online. We do have quite a lot of ET groups that want to intervene and are waiting for the chance to do so.
The dark side is insidious and knows cosmic law as well as the highest density beings in the galaxy. These cosmic laws cannot be broken, so the dark forces found a way to make each planet and the population they want to take over complicit in the act. From the beginning, these forces have used our traumas (Caused many of them, to begin with) to manipulate us. The worst of our society and most broken were groomed to take leadership/KINGSHIP roles over us.
We have been complicit as a planetary society. We have allowed the ruthless to control the planet while we have had the power to make the changes all along. There have always been groups that were more awakened, but as a whole, our civilization prefers to hide its eyes from its traumas, responsibilities and purposefully remain ignorant of what its leaders are doing. The planet is starting to wake up/rise up but this is just the beginning.
Once we begin holding our leaders accountable and no longer allow them to represent us on a local, national and now planetary level we will begin seeing our cosmic cousins showing up to intervene.
[ It will still demand the RULE of TWELVE and that is only now a possibility once the evil is swept away. Arclein ]
What happens when after 1, 3, 5, and then 10 years and we see things continue in the current direction and don’t see these federations showing up to liberate the planet along with the rest of the solar system?
What happens is that this community wastes 1, 3, 5, and then 10 years that they could have been fighting. If everyone in this community sits back and celebrates the solar system being liberated at this very moment how does it benefit us down here and when do the changes in the solar system filter down to Earth?
I understand a lot of figures in this community are getting together to put forward a ‘more positive narrative’. Some believe that we have been through so much over the last 2 years that we just need hope, others actually believe that if a few thousand of them create stories of victory that they will somehow manifest that timeline.
If we don’t know what is going on, we have no way to fight against it and do our part. ET groups are doing what they can, but they are held up at the gate until humanity gets off of its knees, stops looking to them to come and save them, and does its part thus allowing them to intervene via Cosmic Law.
Positive groups NEVER waive cosmic law but work within its confines to prevent karmic entanglements that are detrimental to their own civilizations, each in varying degrees of development.
For those that want to try to story tell our way out in hopes, the story will become reality… They are welcome to that path.
I am bringing everyone in-depth information (As I have for over 6 years) about what is going on and will continue to deliver the information as I witness it. When I deliver these reports/videos on these updates the information will have been delivered to the mass consciousness. Only through knowing what we are up against will we be able to do our part in defeating it.
These are very confusing times and most people are making decisions out of fear. I see so many people who are behaving completely in a reactionary way and no longer responding or communicating.
People are looking for hopeful information when they should be looking for helpful information. I let everyone know as the years passed that these energies were coming and as each wave hit I have told everyone things will get worse before they get better. I say that again.
Only after the masses who are purposefully staying asleep are shocked awake by the negative things that have been going on will they rise up.
If you missed my recent posts on Facebook and in our SBA-Ascension Works TV Telegram Group, please read below very carefully to have an idea of what I will be discussing in upcoming written and video episodes.
COSMIC UPDATES: I am working on a number of written reports and will also be publishing a video series (DISCLOSURE) discussing them in detail. We are looking forward to getting this information to you as soon as possible. We will be sending out the written reports via email, so please go to CoreyGoode.com to make sure you are on our email list. We will then be releasing the videos that will be full of DISCLOSURE.
These reports and related video episodes will give people in this community a fuller perspective of what various groups are doing to humanity (Body, Mind, and SPIRIT!) and HOW WE can not only fight back but WIN!
Some of this information can be unsettling but knowledge is power. We have to know what the enemy is doing before we can form a full plan and respond instead of reacting.
DISCLOSURE – Series Episode Topics:
1. Tall Grey Alien Agenda – Physical and Energetic Implants, manipulation of Human DNA, light-body energy, and soul journeys. Control of people’s perceptions of reality via implants and manipulation of dreams.
2. Reptilian Agenda – Cities of Reptilians in hibernation reaching out in astral form to manipulate human emotional states and spiritual development while feeding themselves and their AI god from the loosh they collect. Project themselves into people’s homes and assign Shadow People and Demonic Entities to homes and people to cause chaos.
3. Interplanetary Corporate Conglomerate Lockdown of the Sol System: LOC Alpha, Beta, and Charley, Prison Base for Aliens (Dark Fleet – Intruder Intercept and Interrogation Program Prison Complex) – Mars Colonies and Cities.
4. Micca discloses how his people freed themselves from Alien influence and then transformed leading up to their own solar event.
5. Super Federation meetings near Jupiter and Saturn. Meeting with the New Guardians and discussing cosmic trials after the solar event, or sooner if humanity made the shift sooner.
6. Discuss Spiritual Warfare, protecting your personal vibration, clearing, and protecting your home of negative energies and entities. Don’t be afraid, THIS IS HOW WE WIN!
(With More Reports and Episodes to Follow!)
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COSMIC UPDATE SUMMARY: During these tours of the Sol System and locations on Earth, we observed quite a lot. There is so much to cover I will be releasing this information in a series so it is easier to digest and absorb before moving to the next topic. What did we see on the Moon, and in bases in Antarctica, S. America, and Central America? Here is a very brief summary of one of the bases we encountered. Much more to come, it will take some time to compile and report this information. I plan on doing a series of videos on these briefings/tours.
Tall Grey Base on the Moon (They also had smaller facilities on Mars and underground on Earth):
• VERY Large Base with Many Thousands of Tall Greys
• Had Small Grey and other genetically engineered biological machines doing most of the physical work.
• Had 3 powerful devices that Anshar state will be destroyed by the Solar Events
• Had 4 main programs that we viewed with many other smaller programs
1. Tall Greys send out drone ships manned with small greys with Human observers onboard (Agreement with Earth Governments) where they are doing genetic and reproductive experiments on Humans. Humans were being physically abducted and experimented on. The experiments happened on ships mostly but in some cases, people were brought to deep underground caverns with joint Tall Grey and Human Bases deep within the Earth.
2. Abductee monitoring and manipulation via implants. Tall Greys sat in chairs with glowing orbs on the armrests where they rest their hands (Think Control Panel). They were abducting people’s astral bodies while they are asleep and download experiences/information as well as give them ‘energetic implants’ in their eyes and other parts of their bodies. They were also stealing pieces of their astral bodies and storing them.
3. They were controlling the behavior and perception of reality of people through physical implants in these abductees as well as through the energetic implants they were putting in people that were abducted in their astral bodies. They could almost use these people as drones at times and also give them distorted information to pollute society with.
4. Tall Greys were using the exact same chair devices to capture people in astral or spirit form after they died. They would download experiences and information from them. Some ‘souls’ were sent to other star systems via one of the 3 devices mentioned prior. Most ‘souls’ were sent back to Earth after they took pieces of the ‘soul body’ (Lack of a better word, it was a bit different than the dreaming astral abductees) and programmed them energetically and sent them to Earth or to ‘realms created by the dead person’ created by religions and belief systems. Most of the souls and soul fragments were sent back to Earth to reincarnate. The Anshar told me that the Tall Greys were interfering in the natural spiritual development of the planet. Many of the souls they deal with are star seed souls. There were huge areas where Tall Greys were in stasis-type chambers while other groups of Tall Greys took their souls and fragmented them to send to Earth to incarnate. Many of the humans they abduct physically are these Tall Greys incarnated. This is done as a way to squeak by without breaking cosmic agreements.
Some of these encounters were extremely creepy as you read above. Some of this was completely new to me and the SSP Alliance members present. There is a lot of hope at the end of this information, but first, it may shock or disturb you. (Fair warning). This summary will prepare you for the first bit of information that is to come. If you think the Tall Grey information was disturbing, just wait until I give the summary on the Reptilian Bases on Mars, the Moon, and Antarctica. This will get more into the spiritual aspect of what this community and world are going through. It was quite the wake-up call for me. More soon, Corey Goode
Reptilian Reconnaissance Summary– The Moon, Mars, and Antarctica:
When I was being taken around the Sol System by the Mayans and Anshar we visited The Moon, Ceres, Mars, Super Federation Bases around Jupiter and Mars and finished with Antarctica. For the purposes of this summary, I am going to share what was gleaned about the Reptilians and slightly condense the information we observed from their bases/cities on the Moon, Mars, and the Antarctic. The activities at all 3 Reptilian locations were very similar. On this particular mission, we had one of our ‘cosmic cousins’ attend. Micca from the closest inhabited star system in our local stellar neighborhood was there to witness the mission and share his people’s struggle to liberate their solar system. I will not touch on that in this report but will cover what we learned of the plight of Micca’s people. Micca was very emotional when observing this mission as it has not been that long since his people were in a similar position.
• The Reptilians had relatively small bases on the Moon and Mars when compared to their large city in Antarctica. There were two main bases on the Moon that were very close together (Could be considered as base complex) and one base on Mars that was a military outpost.
• The bases on the Moon and Antarctica had very similar activities and functions. There were two cloaked satellites (ancient in age) that are in orbit around the Earth that are a part of the Reptilian mind and mood control projects. In one of the Moon facilities, the Reptilians have a device that is connected to their satellites and the control center in Antarctica that they guard with their strongest psychic soldier casts.
• One of the main projects the Reptilians has was to use satellite technology to control the minds and moods of humanity using it to generate strife and war while keeping the population docile and less able to resist the power structure on Earth that they control. This program allows them to generate loosh energy on the planet for them and they’re ‘AI God’ to consume on a mass level.
• When viewing the Reptilian City under Antarctica we observed a horrific sight. I didn’t get a number but what appeared as Millions of Reptilians were deep under the ground in a city carved out of caverns. There was a portion of the city that had very high-tech equipment and devices that were being actively and jointly worked on by Reptilians, Bio-Droids (More on them later), and Humans. Further down in the cavern is where we found the other casts of the Reptilian society. The look of this area could be described as spartan and low-tech. It felt like an old Celtic castle with the red, black, purple, and maroon tapestries hanging over large doorways and statues placed in passageways. There was a lot of death-themed art on the walls that looked like it was painted or tattooed on what looked like skin from the backs and chests of humans and other beings they have encountered. I was told that each gruesome piece of art told the story of a battle or conflict. The statues were made of a mixture of some sort of plaster partially covering mummified bodies of both Reptilians, Ancient Humans and what appeared to be Pre-Adamites. I was told by Micca that these pieces of ‘art’ were commissioned at different times in our history after the Reptilians had won victories over Humans and Pre-Adamites and other casts and the leaders of their enemies were preserved in these statues. Micca stated that his people had discovered very similar facilities on their own planet after they liberated themselves (More on how they did this in the future). Many of the statues were said to have been created to celebrate victories over the Pre-Adamites and Humans going back over 50 thousand years with the most recent statues being from a few thousand years after the last Solar Event (11,800 years ago?).
• The Command and Control area is where they stay in contact and coordinate with their ET Allies, ships, and various projects and missions. We witnessed a quick high-tech Zoom call between the Reptilians, Insectoids, and Tall Greys that showed that these groups coordinate. I saw a symbol pop up just before the communication began that was floating in a holographic field that was a black triangle with a circle of what looked like a bent light beam around it. The technology in this area is very advanced and only a certain cast of their society is allowed access to it. We didn’t focus too much on this area and one other area due to Royal White Reptilians being present. They would have detected our presence and reconnaissance mission very quickly and easily.
• We then viewed one of the less technical areas of this city and found hundreds of thousands if not millions of Reptilians in some sort of hibernation state. This was a different class of Reptilians and they were shorter and less muscular but had larger heads similar to the Pre-Adamites. They would go into a deep hibernation while leaving their bodies as very tall shadow figures. Each Reptilian Shadow Figure had between 3 and 8 shadow beings with them and were obviously controlling them. They were then projecting themselves into Human Military Facilities, Work Places, Homes, and even dreams where they were stationing the shadow beings to influence and torture the people present. They were collecting Loosh but also affecting the vibration and state of consciousness of the people. They were able to influence many people while being able to completely control or possess many others.
• Some of this hibernating group had what looked like some sort of witch-doctor class wearing cloaks who were standing among the hibernating Reptilians and performing what looked like black magic ceremonies. In some cases, they were sacrificing humans while watching holographic projections of other humans on the surface doing a mirrored ceremony where they were also sacrificing a human. The sacrifices occurred at exactly the same time opening a portal between the two locations. The cloaked witch-doctor type of Reptilians would walk through this portal and appear physically before the humans who would drop immediately to their knees in worship. What we witnessed was beyond horrific and sticks with me to this very day. Because of these activities, this city was infested with what we would call lower, mid to high-level demons and negative polarity elementals. These demons were obviously visible to the Reptilians as they were interacting with them and in some cases ordering them to attach to certain humans or groups and follow their very specific orders to create chaos, sickness, mental distress, and death in their targets.
• In each of the Reptilian bases there were areas where humans were kept. Some of them were the Dark Fleet Operators who had to flee the programs after Sigmund exposed their program. They were now refugees in these bases and were assisting the Reptilians by doing all of the manual labor and taking care of prisoners who were mostly there to be sacrificed or as food sources. I would imagine these Dark Fleet Operators are pretty concerned about what will happen to them if the Reptilians run out of their human slaves that are delivered by the thousands by organized crime groups that kidnap people on the surface for this purpose.
• We also observed strange sort of human-looking bio-androids. Anshar and Micca explained that these bio-machines are millions of years old if not older. They were the result of the AI God taking over another solar system and these androids were built in the image of the civilization that had designed them. The AI took over these androids and used them and the technology of this civilization against them and wiped out every living soul in that solar system. These Droids carried a certain type of AI Programming that make them very useful and these Bio-Droids are what design and build most of their technology. They are basically AI Avatars that allow the AI God to produce technologies that the Reptilians are not capable of producing.
• We also observed hundreds of 8-foot tall beings that looked very human. They were very muscular and had 6 fingers on each hand. They were a race that had been defeated by the Reptilians and AI and was now in service to the AI God. There wasn’t a whole lot of who they used to be left as they were mind-controlled and infested with Nanites, the same type the Reptilians have inside of them. These beings had their own spacecraft that they operated alongside the Draco and are the ones that abduct and experiment on humans for the Reptilians in a program shared by a few ET Groups.
At this point in our reconnaissance mission, we were detected by one of the Witch Doctor Reptilians and had to move to our next location in Antarctica which were ICC and former Dark Fleet facilities that were very active and working closely with their counterparts in 3 different bases on the Moon. We were very upset and disturbed by what we witnessed and the next time the Mayan/Anshar delegation picked us all up we were worried about what we would encounter next. Thankfully we were able to receive quite a bit of hope when we traveled to the Super Federation Bases and were told about a major meeting coming up with the New Guardians that will discuss the Super Federations mandate to perform legal investigations and hold violators of cosmic law accountable at the appropriate time. Part of what the Anshar/Mayan delegation was doing was bringing the appropriate human witnesses along while they gathered evidence for these future cosmic trials. We were told these trials would occur after the Solar Event and humanity had chosen the direction for their civilization for the first time in their history. We observed some very troubling things yet were left with a tremendous amount of hope for the future of humanity and its new chapter of self-determination. I look forward to bringing you summaries of these other reconnaissance missions very soon. In the meantime, we ask that this community transmutes their fear and anger into resolve in their missions and whatever part they have in bringing physical and spiritual freedom to the planet.
COSMIC UPDATE: My next report summary will be – ‘The Super Federation and Liberation of Micca’s Planet’. Many readers have been shocked by the details I have shared over my last two reports that covered the Tall White Grey Bases, the Draco Reptillian Bases, and their activities. Some have proclaimed that it is too horrifying to allow into their own truths or realities or drag down their vibration. Micca’s people went through the same process. They first received dream contact and then some of them began to receive limited physical contact with a number of higher consciousness groups. The Blue Avians (Guardians) and Zulu assisted them the most by clearing out ET’s from their solar system after the population liberated itself on the surface. It all started with a very small percentage of their people awakening and spreading the horrifying knowledge. This number grew until all of their people put out a calling to the One Infinite Creator for help. More and more of their population awakened and some began walking off of worksites and protesting. The more Micca’s people heard about the ET Presence and influence on their planet the more their government locked down and acted like totalitarians. Things got very dire for his people but he told me that before any population rises up to liberate themselves from these Tyrannical ET Groups they first have to find out the depth of the evil going on. This catalyzes more and more of Micca’s population until they collapsed their governmental systems by not participating. It got very ugly for his people before they were liberated and the ugliness was a major part of the catalyst. This full report will come out soon, in the meantime understand that disturbing information will come out more and more. Do not stick your head in the sand as the ugliness will be a catalyst for positive change. More details to come in the report summary. CG
At this point it is claimed that half of the global population has been vaccinated. I am not so sure that this is true but will be claimed anyway by the proponents. As a direct consequence the overall death rate is increasing and this is mostly from circulatory problems arriving far earlier than reasonable.
We have identified more than one agency in the Vaccine cocktail. The effect is progressive after an initial surge of damage which does kill a few. It is then followed by a slow rise in death rates that is expected to last for several years.
Again we are now slowly getting confirmation of this happening.
The JAB appears to be a LETHAL injection that kills you slowly through circulatory collapse. In that case a 2,000,000,000 population reduction is completelypossible..
Even The MSM Is Now Warning 'Thousands More People Are Dying Than Usual, But It's Not From COVID', As Deagel's 2025 Forecast For Massive Depopulation Is Unfolding Before Our Eyes
September 26, 2021
Just over two months ago, back on July 13th, the Australian website AAP published a story titled "Depopulation projections a dystopian fantasy", a story within which they 'analyzed' the 2025 forecast for Australia, America and the world which had been made for years by the website Deagel.com.
While as we had reported back on April 22nd of this year, Deagel finally ended the publishing of that 2025 forecast, ghosting their predictions of a greatly 'culled' Western world, (with their forecast of America's population dropping from 327 million to less than 100 million by 2025 one of the most concerning), a story published Friday over at Yahoo News brings their forecast back to the forefront, with Yahoo's story concerningly titled "Thousands more people than usual are dying...but it’s not from Covid".
And that Yahoo story confirms much of what the independent media has been reporting upon since the rollout of the mRNA injection, though they never blamed these 'excess deaths' on 'the vax' still being pushed as the 'answer to' COVID by the globalists, but look at what they did report!
While focus remains firmly fixed on Covid-19, a second health crisis is quietly emerging in Britain. Since the beginning of July, there have been thousands of excess deaths that were not caused by coronavirus. According to health experts, this is highly unusual for the summer.
Although excess deaths are expected during the winter months, when cold weather and seasonal infections combine to place pressure on the NHS, summer generally sees a lull. This year is a worrying outlier.
According to the Office for National Statistics (ONS), since July 2 there have been 9,619 excess deaths in England and Wales, of which 48 per cent (4,635) were not caused by Covid-19. So if all these extra people are not dying from coronavirus, what is killing them?
Data from Public Health England (PHE) shows that during that period there were 2,103 extra death registrations with ischemic heart disease, 1,552 with heart failure, as well as an extra 760 deaths with cerebrovascular diseases such as stroke and aneurysm and 3,915 with other circulatory diseases.
Acute and chronic respiratory infections were also up with 3,416 more mentions on death certificates than expected since the start of July, while there have been 1,234 extra urinary system disease deaths, 324 with cirrhosis and liver disease and 1,905 with diabetes. Alarmingly, many of these conditions saw the biggest drops in diagnosis in 2020, as the NHS struggled to cope with the pandemic.
A report released last week by the Government detailing the direct and indirect health impacts of the pandemic reported that there were an estimated 23 million fewer GP consultations – both in-person and online, in 2020 compared with 2019. Diagnosis of Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease (COPD) fell by 51 per cent, atrial fibrillation 26 per cent, heart failure 20 per cent, diabetes 19 per cent, coronary heart disease, 17 per cent and stroke and transient ischemic attack by 16 per cent.
So while the 'pandemic' was allegedly raging at full speed ahead in 2020, and the common cold and 'the flu' seemingly dropped off the charts while 'many of the conditions' mentioned above saw 'the biggest drops in diagnosis in 2020', the clot-shot is rolled out and suddenly, voila, people are dropping dead like flies?! No doubt they've known all along what they're doing, with Joe Biden himself playing a leading role in the 'Operation Dark Winter Exercises' he's continued to reference, over and over and over again, without the key words 'Operation' or 'Exercises' mentioned by him.
As Natural News had reported just days ago, the COVID-19 vaccines will have devastating, long-term effects according to French Nobel Prize winner Luc Montagnier, including massive instances of heart diseases and deaths now being reported in teenagers who've gotten 'the shot'. And as we'd warned just days ago on ANP, according to the CDC's VAERS website data, more people have died from 'vaccines' according to their own numbers in 2021 than in the previous several decades combined! From the Natural News story.:
French Nobel Prize winner Luc Montagnier has recently warned that those who get Wuhan coronavirus (COVID-19) vaccines could experience devastating long-term consequences.
Montagnier, an expert virologist, was awarded the Nobel Prize in Physiology or Medicine in 2008 with a colleague for their discovery of the human immunodeficiency virus, or HIV.
Now, Montagnier has trained his expertise on the coronavirus and on the experimental and deadly vaccines developed to supposedly counteract it. He has spoken on multiple occasions regarding how the COVID-19 vaccines spur on the development of even deadlier vaccine-borne variants.
“It’s very simple, they [coronavirus variants] arise from vaccination,” said Montagnier in an interview. The virologist noted that the coronavirus already has a great ability to mutate, like influenza, and many of its later mutations such as the delta variant are empowered by the vaccines.
“It is vaccination that spurs the creation of new strains of the virus,” said Montagnier. “The Chinese virus collides with the antibodies created by the vaccine, and it has two paths: Either to die or to look for a way to bypass the vaccine. The new strains are the virus’s response to vaccination.”
So does anyone really believe all of these 'excess deaths' being reported on now in the UK and elsewhere around the world are just 'coincidences'? The eagerness with which they keep pushing these shots hint at something much more sinister at play, and all we need to do is take a look at what's happening now in 'the land down under' to see what that 'sinister' is.
So while all evidence indicates that Australia is falling to full-scale medical tyranny, let's take a look back at this July of 2021 story over at AAP, the 'Australian Associated Press' about Deagel's 2025 forecast and the globalists depopulation agenda. Anyone think we'll get any truth from them?
A social media post claims that a “major military industrial corporation” projected Western populations would be cut in half by 2025 “inexplicably”, with the post linking the dire prediction to “future biological warfare” following the COVID-19 pandemic.
The text claims the projections were “discovered in 2014”, pointing to the post’s comments for “photo evidence”. In the comments, screenshots from the Deagel.com website show forecasts that the populations of the United States and Australia will drop to 65 million and 8.9 million respectively by 2025. (ANP: Though that forecast number for the US was raised to 99 million soon after.) The Facebook post, by a page administered from Australia, had generated more than 550 interactions at the time of writing.
The source of the post’s projected population figures is not a “major military industrial corporation” as claimed but an obscure website, which itself admits made the predictions based on pure speculation. Deagel.com has described itself as a “non-profit, built on spare time” that is “not linked to any government”. Nevertheless, it has previously been falsely identified as a secret US intelligence agency and a United Nations-linked group in posts and articles sharing misinformation based on the site’s groundless projections.
Yet as we have reported numerous times on ANP, the sources for the extremely detailed military information published by Deagel are groups such as the CIA, the US Department of State, the United States Department of Defense, the World Bank and the European Union, as well as other groups heavily linked to the 'globalists'.
With that AAP story also bringing up 'The Great Reset' now being pushed by the globalists in the wake of COVID, the total collapse of Western Civilization, with the financial system collapse going along with it, along with 'depopulation', their so-called 'verdict' as a 'fact-checking website' completely avoids Australia's present reality, a reality which shows the utter brutality of the 'new world order' that absolutely must be opposed here in the United States at all costs for the future of the entire human race. There should never be a 'safe space' for tyranny to flourish in a free country. As Gerald Celente recently warned Greg Hunter as reported in this USA Watchdog story, if Americans don't 'fight for freedom, it'll be hell on Earth.'
Both of videos below take a look at the globalists ongoing war upon humanity, with us being told in the 2nd video that Dr. Anthony Fauci and the globalists will continue to 'attack our planet' with more bioweapons as we move into the future.
An Industry Insider Just Revealed The Truth About What Is Really Behind The Shortages At Our Local Supermarkets
right now we are facing a contrived shortage put on likely by the CCP NAZI combine. Last week i saw only seven ships in our harbor for the first time in years. So unlikely unless deliberately done. Some one is spending a lot of money to create this faux shortage.
This is a strategic maneuver of really stupid people. It is also late in the game and is readily redressed when the shoe drops. We do face short term inconvenience.
again this is a show in which the enemy is made to play out all their tools in order to be fully discovered. Our supply alternatives are way deeper than most understand at all. There are thousands of things we can switch to if forced.
Remember that you can survive on a sack of potatoes almost forever. The Irish Navies used to dig ditches otherwise known as subway tunnels on a diet of around four pounds of potatoes and some sour milk. Gets old fast, but then it is not about choice.
An Industry Insider Just Revealed The Truth About What Is Really Behind The Shortages At Our Local Supermarkets
Posted By: RumorMail
Date: Monday, 27-Sep-2021 11:14:31
Sounds like a socialistic country, doesn't it. Long lines to get very little.. All by design..
By Michael Snyder
The supply chain crisis that our supermarkets are facing is far worse than the mainstream media has been telling us. The mainstream media keeps trying to put a happy face on the “temporary” shortages, but an industry insider has let me know what is really going on behind the scenes. This particular insider runs a grocery store in Maine, and he says that things are as bad as he has ever seen. In fact, he says that he has “never seen anything close to what is happening now”. The email that he sent me the other day greatly alarmed me, and I asked him if I could share it with all of you. He gave me permission to do so, as long as I didn’t use his name. I haven’t received an email this startling in a long time. As you read this email, I think that you will quickly understand why I am saying that…
I’m self employed for 25 years, now, independent IGA affiliated grocery store in coastal Maine.
Supply issues are real! My supplier has limited us on orders for about a month now (limited the physical number of cases we can order)
Their issue is/was mainly the help crisis in their warehouse … order pickers and truck drivers. Same story everywhere, I know. Many of the items your reader commented about in this article are the same here … very limited gatorade, and gallon water is sketchy at best. Sometimes we get it, sometimes we don’t. I’ve not seen many supply issues in produce, rather poor quality issues there. Much more than normal. Deli / bakery … yes, lots of out of stocks and “long term unavailable” as my supplier likes to word it on the invoice.
In the center store – dry grocery … like others are saying, tons of out of stocks.
Meat supply is “fair” but pricing is extremely high. Shockingly high to me. The middle class is slowly being destroyed with these prices hikes … death by 1000 cuts of sorts, I guess.
My Frito Lay delivery person tells me that he is getting 55-60% of what he’s ordering. My last Nabisco order had 30% out of stocks. Over the years, we always get 99-100% of what was ordered. Pepperidge Farm Cookies … he tells me some weeks he’s only getting HALF of what he orders. These folks all work on commission …. if they don’t (or can’t) sell it to me … they don’t get paid. Or get paid less. When we place our liquor order (twice a week) out of stocks there are running 30% most orders. This commodity was ALWAYS 99.5 to 100% fill rate over the years …. always.
It’s frustrating. As I said … self employed 25 years, and worked for Kroger for 25 years before that … so 50-51 years in this business.
Never seen anything close to what is happening now. Add to that — a far left governor, and both houses here in Maine democrat controlled …. I just know we are on the verge of another mask mandate, and a lock down of sorts would not surprise me again as we move into the colder months. As you’ve seen I’m sure, Maine is in the news with COVID case surges (so they say)
I come to work every day just holding my breath for what is next … for our business and the 35 people I employ here in Maine.
This industry insider is trying to order normal quantities, but his suppliers are often unable to completely fulfill them.
As you can see from the email, the shortages are widespread, and this is the worst that they have been during the entire pandemic so far.
If there is something that you need to stock up on, I would grab it if it is still on the shelves, because pretty soon it may be completely gone.
On Friday I went to the grocery store and they were out of several things that I wanted to purchase. Unfortunately, we continue to get more confirmations that this is going to become the “new normal”.
For example, according to Bloomberg meat reserves in this country have plunged to dangerously low levels…
A U.S. report Wednesday showed beef reserves down 7.7% from a year ago in August. Poultry supplies slumped 20% and pork bellies, which are sliced into bacon, dropped 44% to the lowest levels since 2017.
In most cases supermarkets still have meat on the shelves, but it is definitely a lot more expensive than it used to be, and we are being told to brace ourselves for more price hikes in the months ahead.
Of course other types of retailers are facing severe supply shocks as well. A few days ago, another reader sent me an email in which he described what he is seeing at his local pharmacy…
The big issue, however, is at the local drug store; Rite Aid. The place is thin at best and stripped in some areas (last week there was no Zinc available). The beer cases are notably sparse. The main issue, however, is at the pharmacy. Six or eight months ago you could walk in and have your prescription filled inside of 20 minutes. If you called in the prescription the day before it was waiting for you. Not so any more. Yesterday I went to pick up an RX for my wife that had been called in last week. Not only was it not ready but I had to wait an hour before it was filled. There were nine cars in the drive up queue. I opted to walk in and it was nearly as bad. The young woman that helped me was clearly not local with bicolor hair and a large, glaringly obvious, in your face, Baphomet symbol around her neck.
Right now, dozens and dozens of drugs are in short supply.
In fact, the official FDA drug shortage list has 149 entries on it right now.
That is the most that I have ever seen.
As shortages persist, retailers are going to start implementing more limits. Last week, we learned that Costco has already started to pull the trigger…
Costco on Thursday said it was reinstating limits on purchases of toilet paper, paper towels and bottled water.
They don’t call it “rationing”, but that is essentially what it is.
And we are also being told to expect significant price increases, because supply chain issues are causing costs to go through the roof…
Costco this week joined the long list of retailers sounding the alarm about escalating shipping prices and the accompanying supply chain issues. The warehouse retailer, which had a similar cautionary tone in May, was joined by athletic wear giant Nike and economic bellwethers FedEx and General Mills in discussing similar concerns.
The cost to ship containers overseas has soared in recent months. Getting a 40-foot container from Shanghai to New York cost about $2,000 a year and a half ago, just before the Covid pandemic. Now, it runs some $16,000, according to Bank of America.
I have been warning that rampant inflation and shortages were coming for a long time, but a lot of people didn’t want to believe me at first.
If you were one of those doubters, do you believe me now?
During the first half of this year, many economic optimists assured us that the U.S. economy would be “booming” by this point.
But instead our economic infrastructure is being shaken on a very basic level, and we are facing enormous price hikes and very painful shortages throughout the rest of this year and into next year.
Events have begun to slide out of control, and it certainly wouldn’t take too much to push us into a full-blown avalanche.
Volodymyr Salo: 19-year-old Ukrainian student gets Pfizer mRNA injection behind his family’s back, dead seven hours later
Seven hours. that is what it took for a jab to outright kill a young healthy student. Most likely this was a poorly mixed blend or something like this that improperly dosed him. Whatever happened he got a dose of bloot clotting that simply killed him a few short hours after he had the jab. This is a really scary story because there is no conceivable alternative explanation. It was almost immediate.
This single event is sufficient to ever allow a single other dose to be applied.
So why are we doing this?
Volodymyr Salo: 19-year-old Ukrainian student gets Pfizer mRNA injection behind his family’s back, dead seven hours later
September 25, 2021
Mr. Volodymyr Salo.
LVIV, UKRAINE — A 19-year-old philology student is dead after defying his family’s philosophical and religious objections.
Mr. Volodymyr Salo, also spelled “Vladimir” in some accounts, received his first Pfizer mRNA injection on September 13 at about 2:30 p.m. local time, according to the Ukrainian Humanities Institute. Mr. Salo was a student there. His day continued as normal thereafter. He ate dinner in the student cafeteria at 6:30 p.m., then played board games with other students in the commons area. The situation quickly deteriorated from there.
A high fever and general malaise kicked in around 8 p.m. Mr. Salo collapsed and had a seizure at 8:15 p.m. and went into violent convulsions. University medical staff performed CPR as they waited for the ambulance to arrive. When paramedics arrived at 8:45 p.m., they applied a portable ventilator for an hour in an attempt to save Mr. Salo’s life. But he had no pulse by 9 p.m.
Mr. Salo was pronounced dead shortly thereafter.
Mr. Salo was raised in a Christian household and was a member of a Seventh-Day Adventists church. That Protestant denomination recognizes Saturday as the Sabbath instead of Sunday. Mr. Salo’s entire family is staunchly against mRNA and viral vector DNA injections. His brother-in-law told Ukrainian online publication Obozrevatel the following:
“He did not tell anyone from his family about the decision to be vaccinated. Perhaps he knew that everyone would be against [it] and would discourage such a decision. And he was so risky by nature, he could make spontaneous decisions. He could be very limited in his desires. They say that those who were not vaccinated will not be able to travel freely, go to cafes, etc. We think that this is what prompted him.”
His death certificate says he died from cardiopulmonary insufficiency, pulmonary edema, and acute coronary insufficiency. In layman’s terms, his heart and lungs were completely destroyed, likely due to blood clots. An official cause of death won’t be known for months.
Mr. Salo was a third-year philology student at the Ukrainian Humanities Institute. Philology is similar, but different from etymology. He was a regular blood donor and tutored younger students online who were learning English.
He is survived by his mother and four siblings.
Same song in Ukraine as everywhere else
Ukraine had a 1.7% “fully vaccinated” rate on July 1. The country had a seven-day average of 936 new COVID-19 case on that day. That’s the lowest seven-day average in the country since late July 2020. Ukraine is 12% fully-vaccinated today, with a seven-day average of 5,921 new COVID cases. That’s a 532% increase since July.
Yet somehow all the “vaccine” propaganda is still effective with the masses. Ukraine is still on an “adaptive lockdown” until at least October 1. Regional authorities have the power to tighten or loosen mask mandates, social distancing and other COVID measures based on the local situation. But gyms, movie theaters and large gatherings are essentially shut down across the country. Government employees and teachers face injection mandates in the coming weeks.
Meanwhile Scandinavia continues being the voice of reason in Europe. Sweden has been the target of propaganda by mainstream media because it neither locked down, nor issued mask mandates throughout the so-called pandemic. It’s seven-day average for COVID deaths has been near zero since June. Sweden experienced no real COVID-19 spikes throughout 2020. Norway Prime Minister Erna Solberg is now referring to COVID-19 as a simple “respiratory illness.” The country is lifting virtually all COVID-19 restrictions starting today.
Italian actress Ludovica Bizzaglia said she was proud to coax young people into getting mRNA injections behind their parents back. Mr. Salo was a young adult. But his family tried protecting him from the propaganda. COVID continues destroying families in two ways – disagreement on “vaccines” and death/maiming by vaccine. We’ve reached the most critical stage yet in all this.
Stay vigilant and protect your friends and loved ones.
Wednesday, September 29, 2021
You must understand that the CHURCH is the body of people who adhere to the teachings of Yesua. All this makes the attachments invented by leaders such as the roman Hierarchy irrelevant and of course, the saints always relevant as they are clearly inspired from the other side. That body of people include all who do adhere and this is truly a soft demand. Praying the Rosary is a wonderful assertion of discipleship.
There are 2.5 billion adherants today. Even those who renounce such are still there simply because they breath a christain air. And noone today is engaged in any form of ritual sacrifice or obvious barbarism except the Rumored followers of Baal and Lucifer. It is almost unbelievable they may still exist.
This has been hidden from sight but it is now clear that something is deeply wrong inside the Roman Hierarchy. I do think it has been seized by the so called Global DEEP STATE. I was shocked to discover a luciferian construction in the Vatican itself. Who thought it possible? Worse it is clear that the Reds infiltrated the Roman Church using Marxist Homosexuals whoe loyalty could only be to each other for internal protection. Spiritual construction would have to be faked for these.
All this is foundational to the Great Apostasy that is slowly emerging and I do think it will be soon eliminated. It can never survive exposure. The final cleansing of the CHURCH will formally unite the whole CHURCH under the RULE of TWELVE.
Understand we live as human beings tasked to open ourselves to the Grace of the other side. This is never magical. The other side chooses you when you are ready.
How to Pray the Rosary
Rosary beads help Catholics count their prayers. More importantly, Catholics pray the rosary as a means of entreaty to ask God for a special favor, such as helping a loved one recover from an illness, or to thank God for blessings received — a new baby, a new job, a new moon.
On the crucifix, make the sign of the cross and then pray the Apostles’ Creed.
I believe in God, the Father Almighty, Creator of Heaven and earth; and in Jesus Christ, His only Son, Our Lord, Who was conceived by the Holy Ghost, born of the Virgin Mary, suffered under Pontius Pilate, was crucified; died, and was buried. He descended into Hell; the third day He arose again from the dead; He ascended into Heaven, sitteth at the right hand of God, the Father Almighty; from thence He shall come to judge the living and the dead. I believe in the Holy Spirit, the holy Catholic Church, the communion of saints, the forgiveness of sins, the resurrection of the body, and life everlasting. Amen.
On the next large bead, say the Our Father.
Our Father, Who art in heaven, hallowed be Thy name; Thy kingdom come; Thy will be done on earth as it is in heaven. Give us this day our daily bread; and forgive us our trespasses as we forgive those who trespass against us; and lead us not into temptation, but deliver us from evil, Amen.
On the following three small beads, pray three Hail Marys.
Hail Mary, full of grace. The Lord is with thee. Blessed art thou among women, and blessed is the fruit of thy womb, Jesus. Holy Mary, Mother of God, pray for us sinners, now and at the hour of our death. Amen.
On the chain, pray the Glory Be.
Glory be to the Father, to the Son, and to the Holy Spirit, as it was, is now, and ever shall be, world without end. Amen.
On the large bead, meditate on the first mystery and pray the Our Father.
You pray mysteries for each of the five sections (decades) of the rosary according to the day of the week:
Mondays and Saturdays:
The Joyful Mysteries remind the faithful of Christ’s birth: The Annunciation (Luke 1:26–38); The Visitation (Luke 1:39–56); The Nativity (Luke 2:1–21); The Presentation (Luke 2:22–38); The Finding of the Child Jesus in the Temple (Luke 2:41–52)
Tuesdays and Fridays:
The Sorrowful Mysteries recall Jesus’ passion and death: The Agony of Jesus in the Garden (Matthew 26:36–56); The Scourging at the Pillar (Matthew 27:26); The Crowning with Thorns (Matthew 27:27–31); The Carrying of the Cross (Matthew 27:32); The Crucifixion (Matthew 27:33–56).
Wednesdays and Sundays:
The Glorious Mysteries focus on the resurrection of Jesus and the glories of heaven: The Resurrection (John 20:1–29); The Ascension (Luke 24:36–53); The Descent of the Holy Spirit (Acts 2:1–41); The Assumption of Mary, the Mother of God, into heaven; The Coronation of Mary in heaven.
Pope John Paul II added The Mysteries of Light, also known as the Luminous Mysteries, in 2002: The Baptism in the River Jordan (Matthew 3:13–16); The Wedding Feast at Cana (John 2:1–11); The Preaching of the coming of the Kingdom of God (Mark 1:14–15); The Transfiguration (Matthew 17:1–8); The Institution of the Holy Eucharist (Matthew 26).
Skip the centerpiece medallion, and on the ten beads after that, pray a Hail Mary on each bead; on the chain, pray a Glory Be.
Although a decade is 10, these 12 prayers form a decade of the rosary.
Many Catholics add the Fatima Prayer after the Glory Be and before the next Our Father: O My Jesus, forgive us our sins, save us from the fires of hell and lead all souls to heaven, especially those in most need of Thy mercy. Amen.
Repeat Steps 5 and 6 four more times to finish the next four decades.
At the end of your Rosary, say the Hail Holy Queen.
Hail, Holy Queen, Mother of mercy, our life, our sweetness, and our hope. To thee do we cry, poor banished children of Eve, to thee do we send up our sighs, mourning and weeping in this valley of tears. Turn then, most gracious advocate, thine eyes of mercy toward us; and after this our exile show unto us the blessed fruit of thy womb Jesus, O clement, O loving, O sweet Virgin Mary.
Pray for us, O holy Mother of God. That we may be made worthy of the promises of Christ.
O God, whose only-begotten Son, by His life, death, and resurrection, has purchased for us the rewards of eternal salvation; grant we beseech Thee, that meditating upon these mysteries of the most holy Rosary of the Blessed Virgin Mary, we may imitate what they contain and obtain what they promise. Through the same Christ our Lord. Amen.
what is clear is that a sense of happiness can be produced by directed consious effort best built around meditation practise. That at least starts by quelling obsessive thinking working against you.
A lot of hapiness is tied to your partners and social circle. You can consiously change how you physically respond there as well. All this generates happiness.
The take home is that hapiness is a work in progress that you can be in charge of.
How To Trick Your Brain Into Releasing Chemicals That Make You Happy
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There's a link between the human brain and emotions, which you can take advantage of to learn how to be happy.
The limbic system is the part of the brain that controls our emotions, motivation, and behavior. The brain acts as a survival mechanism that produces chemicals that let our bodies know what’s good and bad for us, and that includes finding happiness.
Our brain is always on alert and tends to focus on negativity to protect us from harm. But, no one wants their brain to be on alert and focused on negativity all the time.
Did you know you can actually boost "feel-good" brain chemicals that can make you feel happy? You just need to learn how to tap into these four main chemicals: dopamine, oxytocin, serotonin, and endorphins (DOSE).
While daily events and situations trigger these neurotransmitters automatically, there are ways to encourage the brain to produce them — allowing us to create and repeat feelings of happiness.
Truly happy people know what makes them happier, which releases those chemicals. And when those chemicals are released, we become more motivated, productive, and experience greater well-being.
To start off on being happy, here are the 4 brain chemicals connected to your emotions that will boost your happiness.
Often referred to as the "happiness drug", it’s responsible for motivating us to take action, make decisions, and feel pleasure when we reach our goals.
Dopamine is the brain’s way of patting us on the back for a job well done when we score a goal, get an ‘A’, or cross the finish line, for example. Experiencing procrastination, self-doubt, or lethargy? Low dopamine levels could be to blame. Time to manufacture a few wins for ‘team you’.
Here are ways to increase your dopamine levels:
Creating mini finish lines to cross instead of just a final, big one when a goal is achieved helps us feel good over a longer period of time.
Initiating acts of kindness towards others gives the brain a hit of dopamine.
Quit smoking. A recent study showed smokers had a 15-20% lower capacity for producing dopamine than non-smokers – but it’s reversible if you stop smoking.
Affectionately referred to as the "cuddle hormone", it’s released through social interactions like giving (or receiving) gifts, making eye contact, giving or receiving affection (like a handshake, hug, or pat on the shoulder), giving birth, or having sexual intercourse.
Here are ways to increase your oxytocin levels:
Make eye contact during your conversations.
Get a massage.
Hug a friend, pet your pet, or share a more intimate moment with a loved one.
Meditation and prayer.
Are you in a good mood? You can thank serotonin. Serotonin is the brain’s antidepressant drug of choice. It surges when you feel like your life and your efforts matter.
Feeling ‘hangry’ (hungry and angry)? Since 80 percent of serotonin exists in the stomach skipping meals reduces serotonin, which can lead to grumpiness.
Here are ways to increase your serotonin levels:
Increase your exposure to sunlight. This produces Vitamin D, which, in turn, triggers serotonin.
Think happy thoughts. Serotonin doesn’t distinguish between reality and imagination so when the imagination or memory is active, it produces serotonin as if the event is real.
Exercise. Even low-key exercise stimulates serotonin so gardening, dog walking, or playing with your children counts.
If you’ve ever hit your thumb with a hammer, stubbed your toe, or experienced a "runner’s high", then you know what endorphins feel like. They work like morphine to alleviate pain and stress.
Here are ways to increase your endorphin levels:
Eat chocolate. Chocolate contains phenethylamine which boosts endorphins.
Find opportunities to laugh. Laughter has been shown to release endorphins.
Use aromatherapy. Certain aromas influence the production of endorphins – try diffusing vanilla, lavender, or peppermint into the air, your bath, or your next cup of tea or coffee.
When you design your daily experiences and habits around this knowledge, you can activate these chemicals, increase your productivity, and, most importantly, proactively increase your happiness.
This is a discussion on the search for cobalt.Intruth, as an old student on mining, i know we have far more cobalt than easily understood. Copper Nickel deposits tend to have cobalt, but in hte past the cobalt had a limited market, easily handled out of hte Congo.
That changing brings other mothballed deposits into the limelight. They are out there and one of the great copper camps in hte world in Noth West British Columbia is cobalt rich.
Forty years ago I laughed when Falconbridge pitched their cobalt reserves there in order to help place a bond issue. Now it is a different time.
The Energy Future Needs Cleaner Batteries
To deal with climate change and power the cars of tomorrow, we’ll have to solve the cobalt problem.
By Drake Bennett for Bloomberg Green
September 23, 2021, 2:00 AM PDT
From September 23, 2021, 2:00 AM PDT
Late in August, at a precisely specified point in the low Arctic, a geologist named Dave Freedman stood in a raw wind and a limitless expanse of tundra and began to thwack with a sledgehammer at a rock outcrop jutting up from the soil. Freedman, 29, works for a company called KoBold Metals, and the process that had brought him to this pair of GPS coordinates in Quebec’s far north was complex. But the rock had had its own journey. Before it was rock, it had been magma in the Earth’s mantle, part of a molten tongue tens of meters wide that had welled up as two tectonic plates spread apart 1.85 billion years ago. At first the magma had melted and eaten the layers of crust it flowed through, but, cooling as it rose, it eventually ran into resistance. The liquid pooled, like smoke along a ceiling, and then as the last of its heat bled out, solidified into a shelf of an igneous rock geologists call peridotite. Over the eons, it was lifted by tectonic collisions, tilted, folded, and broken. Glaciers ground it down. And then one day a helicopter descended from the sky and out jumped a slim, bearded man in Gore-Tex, with a high-visibility vest, a backpack, and a hammer.
After two ringing blows, a scone-size chunk of the outcrop broke off. Freedman hefted it up and blew on it. He grabbed the hand lens dangling from his vest and peered at the rock’s freshly exposed face, holding it a few inches from his own. The coarse grain was a good sign. So were the seaweed-green crystals of olivine. Evidently the magma had cooled slowly here, giving it time to react with neighboring rocks and to dyspeptically exsolve out the metals it had carried up from the mantle. “When you change the composition of a melt,” Freedman explained, “everything just goes haywire. Everything’s boiling, and things are unhappy, and it’s just a really chaotic environment.”
In the middle of the face shone a cuprous M&M-size dot. Freedman, pointing to it, called it a “bleb.” Somewhere nearby, within the confines of KoBold’s 280-square-mile block of exploration claims, he was hoping there would be a much bigger one: an ore deposit the size of a car, maybe, or a house, rich with extractable nickel, copper, and, most valuable, cobalt. KoBold’s existence is predicated on the idea that it can find high-grade ore such as that in places where others can’t—and the idea that, once it does, the company will be feeding an exploding global demand.
Twenty-five hundred miles south of KoBold’s claims in Quebec, the other side of that bet was brewing up in a glass tank with the rough dimensions of an office water cooler, housed in a metal frame and fed by thin plastic tubes. Graduate students at the University of Texas at Austin, working under a materials chemist named Arumugam Manthiram, were flowing various dissolved metal sulfate salts into the solution in the tank to get them to combine into a solid with a specific microscopic structure. Processed further, the resulting material would power a rechargeable battery cell. But this one, unlike those currently used in both Teslas and iPhones, would need no cobalt at all.
There is a grandly prosaic term for what needs to happen to prevent the planet’s climate from growing ever warmer, more extreme, and bizarre. That term is “the energy transition.” This year’s apocalyptic summer vividly illustrated the stakes of the energy transition, with unprecedented heat, unprecedented drought, unprecedented fires and storms and floods. All of that is because of the carbon we’ve already released into the air. But the grim news of the day has obscured that in the past few years there’s also been dramatic technological progress in the effort to replace fossil fuels. Some of the greatest advances have come in batteries. Over the past decade improvements in energy density and reductions in manufacturing costs have combined to bring the price of electric vehicle batteries down almost tenfold. Analysts at Bloomberg New Energy Finance predict that within three years, the cost will drop below $100 per kilowatt-hour—the price at which electric vehicles become as cheap as gasoline-powered ones—and continue dropping. Those same advances have made it feasible to store the intermittent energy from solar cells and wind farms in “grid-scale” batteries, making renewable energy even more competitive, on price alone, with coal and natural gas power plants.
Because batteries are a technology like a microchip, rather than a commodity like oil, it makes sense that the trajectory of their capacity and cost will be closer to the former’s steady exponential improvement over time. But batteries also rely on the specific qualities of certain elements to work. The highest-performing lithium-ion batteries on the market today require cobalt, and cobalt is hard to come by. Most of the known reserves lie under Congo, a country plagued by corruption and frequent wars, where mining often occurs in dangerous, deadly conditions, and not infrequently is done by children. Chinese companies own most of Congo’s mines—clean energy, like dirty energy, has its geopolitics. The metal’s price has fluctuated wildly in recent years.
“There’s enough cobalt in the upper 1 kilometer of the Earth’s crust on the continents to build a million electric vehicles for every person on the planet”
Even if the electric vehicle industry stayed the size it is today (there are a little more than 12 million EVs on the road), it would behoove battery makers to find alternatives. Replacing the world’s 1.2 billion internal combustion vehicles—as we will need to do in the coming decades to have any hope of cutting greenhouse gases—will require something much more dramatic. Solving the climate problem requires solving the battery problem, and solving the battery problem requires solving the cobalt problem.
Among the companies springing up to do that, some are focusing on recycling cobalt out of spent batteries. Others are rethinking ore processing to make once-marginal deposits more cost-effective. A few are trying to mine the ocean floor. But on the most basic level, the approaches are about finding more metal, as KoBold is attempting to do, or figuring out how to use less, like the Manthiram lab. They’re complementary, of course, but they also rely on different conceptions of the future and different diagnoses of the problem. Balkanized, in parallel and at occasionally cross purposes, they’re working against the same clock.
“My story is that I should not be here,” Manthiram says, sitting in his ninth-floor office in Austin, below a bank of framed patents and bookshelves colorful with toylike, wood-and-metal models of molecules. Manthiram was born in 1951, to parents with no formal education, in a tiny village called Amarapuram, in Tamil Nadu, near India’s southern tip. His father, who sold firewood for a living, died two months later—Manthiram doesn’t know of what—and his mother never remarried. Instead she focused her energy on her only child. She heard about a Catholic school in the next village and sent him there. “Two miles going, two miles coming back, through the jungle!” Manthiram recalls. “There was no road. There was no weather forecast.” When he graduated high school, his mother’s ambition was for him to open a general store in Amarapuram. One of his teachers convinced her that her son had the potential for a different future. The three of them—teacher, mother, and son—took the bus to a small college 40 miles away where the teacher arranged for the gifted young man to be accepted.
In the late 1970s, when Manthiram was getting his doctorate in chemistry from the Indian Institute of Technology Madras, he focused on metal oxides, a class of materials whose molecular structure makes them useful across a wide spectrum of practical applications. At around that time, a young American physicist named John Goodenough was just starting to think metal oxides might be useful in a rechargeable battery. Goodenough happened to be one of the examiners on Manthiram’s Ph.D. thesis and a few years later hired him as a post-doctoral researcher in his lab at the University of Oxford. When the University of Texas hired Goodenough away from England, Manthiram went with him.
One way to think about chemical reactions is as the trafficking of electrons. Elements that tend to shed electrons (sodium, for example) react with others that tend to gain them (like chlorine) and are transformed (in that case, into table salt). A battery is a technology for getting in the middle of a reaction like that and detouring the electrons to do work. The battery cell’s negative end, or anode, is made of materials looking to get rid of electrons, and the positive electrode, or cathode, is made from materials looking to acquire them. Between the two is an electrolyte-soaked separator that, impervious to electrons, frustrates the two materials’ desire to react. But when the battery is snapped into a flashlight or TV remote, that device’s circuitry forms a loop placing the battery cell’s two ends in contact. Electrons flow out from the anode and through the wiring, powering the device as they make their roundabout way to the battery cell’s other, positive end. The now ionized atoms that lost those electrons make a parallel trip, migrating directly through the electrolyte membrane to balance out the charge of the cathode’s accumulating electrons. (Otherwise the process would grind to a halt.)
When you recharge a phone, that process is reversed. Current from the charger forces the electrons back to the anode, and that draws the ions back through the electrolyte to reunite with them—ready to react once again, be separated, and sent on their different paths. The electrodes, both cathode and anode, are central to all of this. They have to deal with electrons and lithium ions, in the quadrillions, as the battery charges and discharges, while remaining chemically unchanged. And they have to do this over and over and over again.
In 1977 an English chemist named M. Stanley Whittingham, then at Exxon Research and Engineering Co., patented a rechargeable battery using lithium as the active mobile ion. Among the discoveries made by Goodenough and protégés such as Manthiram was that the sturdy layered crystal lattice cobalt forms when bonded to oxygen is almost uniquely effective as cathode material. Layered nickel oxide works similarly, but it’s much harder to work with and will degrade more quickly. And cobalt-based cathodes have a further advantage: Thanks to the element’s thermal stability, they’re less likely to light themselves on fire. Sony Corp. adapted Goodenough’s cobalt-oxide design and, in 1991, released a camcorder that was the first of many consumer electronic devices to run on it. (It’s difficult to imagine the iPhone ever catching on if you had to keep replacing the batteries.) In 2019, Whittingham, Goodenough, and Sony’s Akira Yoshino shared the Nobel Prize in chemistry for their battery work. Goodenough, who was 97, asked Manthiram to give his Nobel lecture for him.
Manthiram, for his part, has been worrying about cobalt since the early 1990s, when he took over his own lab at the University of Texas. That lab is now considered one of the world’s leaders on lithium-ion battery research. That list also includes Jeff Dahn, a physicist at Canada’s Dalhousie University, and Yang-Kook Sun, a chemical engineer at Hanyang University in Seoul. Their work has already made its way onto the road: Different electric vehicles use different battery chemistries, but in general the amount of cobalt in them has declined with each new design. Customers less concerned about power and range can buy electric cars with a different cathode design using lithium iron phosphate, a concept Manthiram and Goodenough developed in the ’80s. For years, though, attempts to remove cobalt entirely without degrading battery performance failed.
Before it was sought out, cobalt was feared. Medieval miners in Saxony found an ore that, on first glance, resembled silver but gave off toxic fumes when smelted. Technically those were from the arsenic and sulfur that cobalt combines with, but the miners can be forgiven for eliding the distinction. They named the worthless, poisonous rock after the kobold, a type of goblin believed to haunt the mines. In the 1730s, when the Swedish chemist Georg Brandt isolated the metal, he borrowed the name. When Kurt House and Josh Goldman, who first met as physics doctoral students at Harvard, founded their company in October 2018, they, too, borrowed the name. The price of cobalt, which had approached a value of $100,000 per metric ton earlier that year, was in the midst of collapsing by two-thirds before eventually climbing back to around $50,000. The startup raised money from the venture capital fund Andreessen Horowitz, as well as Breakthrough Energy Ventures LLC, the Bill Gates-founded clean energy fund whose investors include Jeff Bezos, Ray Dalio, and Michael Bloomberg (owner of Bloomberg LP, the parent of Bloomberg Businessweek and an investor in Andreessen Horowitz). KoBold hasn’t disclosed how much capital it’s raised, but researcher PitchBook puts the number at about $23 million. House, KoBold’s chief executive officer, says the company has “funded and committed funds well in excess of $100 million.”
House is at pains to emphasize that his company isn’t only looking for cobalt. Doing so wouldn’t make any sense. Cobalt is almost always mixed in with larger deposits of other ores, including nickel, copper, and sometimes platinum group elements. And though cobalt is currently the most valuable battery metal, and the one with the most concerning supply chain, building enough powertrains for a global post-internal-combustion car fleet is going to require a lot more of a lot of metals: nickel and lithium for the cathodes, copper for the wiring, rare earths for the powerful magnets that turn the battery’s electrical energy into torque. Add up all of that, and subtract the world’s known reserves, and you get $10 trillion in what House calls “missing metals.”
It’s important to understand exactly what that means. Cobalt isn’t actually rare. “There’s enough cobalt in the upper 1 kilometer of the Earth’s crust on the continents to build a million electric vehicles for every person on the planet,” House points out. But processing the trace amounts in which almost all of that exists would be economically ruinous. Minerals exploration is about finding the places where the twists and turns of geology have created ore concentrations freakishly large enough that it’s profitable to mine them at today’s metal prices and with today’s extraction and refining methods. “What you need is that nature goes and scavenges the copper and cobalt from a large volume of rock, then creates new rocks that are more like 1% copper or 1% nickel or 1% cobalt,” says Goldman, who serves as both KoBold’s chief financial and chief technology officer. “That’s a really unusual thing.”
“Every new mine’s a good mine because you haven’t seen the impacts yet”
What makes finding those deposits difficult is the same fundamental problem metal hunters have faced since the Bronze Age, namely that the Earth’s surface is opaque. Up until modern times, mineral discoveries were made by spotting deposits that were sticking out of the ground: outcrops colored red from oxidized iron or malachite green from copper. Such finds are still in production. North central Europe’s massive Kupferschiefer deposit has been continuously mined since at least 1200 A.D. and likely for thousands of years before.
Today’s explorers have an arsenal of newer tools for divining what lies underground, whether it’s fleets of satellites gathering spectral imagery and gravitational field data or giant metal detector coils towed by helicopters. Even with all that, however, the vast majority of discoveries up until now have been at or near the surface. And in recent years, no matter how much money has been spent on exploration, the trend in discoveries has been steadily downward. “We’re just at this point,” Goldman says, “where the exploration methodologies that allowed us to discover the easy-to-find ore deposits have been nearly exhausted.”
The limited resource, in KoBold’s diagnosis, isn’t ore but human cognitive power. As deposits get farther from the surface, the signals from below get too sparse and faint to be pieced together by even the best geologists. Metal deposits tend to be in remote, hostile places, and existing information about the subsurface is fragmented, inconsistent, and frequently wrong. Collecting new data by sending up an airplane with a magnetometer or shipping a drill rig to the Arctic to drill exploratory boreholes can be slow and very expensive. “These are sparse data environments,” House says, even for a data science company. “This is hugely different from a social media company where people just give them information all the time and they’re awash in it.”
KoBold’s approach is to take the kind of geologists who traditionally lead exploration efforts and yoke their expertise to the methods of data science. The company has created a database for itself out of geological information hoovered up from public and private sources all around the world: everything including academic papers, drill hole chemistry results, airborne and satellite measurements, and barely legible hand-scrawled field reports deciphered by optical character recognition. “People aren’t trying to make these easy to mine for data or easy to consume,” says Joanne Wood, the company’s director of data engineering. “Because essentially if they found something interesting, they would prefer not to share that with the general field.” The trove is searchable by KoBold’s geologists and data scientists, and it forms the corpus on which the company is training a powerful machine-learning algorithm to look for ore.
To a data scientist, these kinds of problems have a special appeal. KoBold’s 35 employees come from places like Google, Microsoft Corp., and Slack and tend to be coders who also have doctorates in the physical sciences. Asked why they joined the startup, they mention the satisfaction of speeding the energy transition, of course, but they also mention the opportunity to see if they’re really right about something. KoBold isn’t making software to sell to someone else. It’s staked claims, either solely or in joint ventures, in around 20 areas across Australia, Canada, the Central African Copperbelt, Greenland, and the U.S. In early September it announced an exploration alliance with BHP Group Ltd., the world’s second-largest mining group. Those ventures will either turn up ore or they will not. “What I love about KoBold,” says Jef Caers, a Stanford geophysics professor who is a research partner and shareholder in the company, “is that they will face the consequences of their machine learning.”
Caers has worked with KoBold to develop an algorithm for determining the size and shape of an ore body using the fewest possible drill holes. Jake Edman, an atmospheric physicist who’s the company’s director of machine learning, has developed a similar algorithm to choreograph the flyovers of its airborne electromagnetic surveys (the helicopter with the giant metal detector), based on what it does or doesn’t find as it goes. “I know their approach works, because I’ve done it by hand,” says M. Stephen Enders, a 45-year industry veteran who heads the department of mining engineering at the Colorado School of Mines. “I’ve gone into parts of West Africa and South America and other parts of the world with teams of geoscientists and all this data. It’s just really labor-intensive that way.” The speed and scale at which KoBold can explore, he argues, “is potentially very powerful.”
The second-to-last full day of Freedman’s summer in northern Quebec dawned with a dense fog. Neither of KoBold’s chartered helicopters—one for the geologists, the other for the electromagnetic coil—could go up. Freedman spent most of the day in the second-floor conference room of the small hotel KoBold had rented out in the Inuit village of Kangiqsujuaq. From time to time the fog would thin for a few minutes, revealing the snow-flecked highlands across the bay. Laptops and handheld magnetic-susceptibility meters were strewn around the conference table, and a box of Energizer alkaline batteries occupied one chair. (Zinc anode, manganese dioxide cathode, if you’re wondering.) Sledgehammers rested on the floor. Jagged, dark rock samples were everywhere: on windowsills, under a microscope, along the walls in the white grain bags in which they would be sent south to be chemically analyzed.
Early in the evening, Freedman was speaking with Mark Topinka, KoBold’s principal scientist, about the latest predictions from the company’s machine-learning algorithm, “the ML,” as they called it. Topinka was in the Bay Area, like many of the employees of the now fully remote company (others are spread all over the U.S. and as far afield as Zambia), and the Zoom conversation was stilted by a latency lag created by the Auberge Kangiqsujuaq’s spotty internet. The two were discussing a ragged sickle on the map that the algorithm had highlighted as promising.
“Yeah, I think it’s an esker,” Freedman said. An esker would not be promising; as a formation created by a glacier dumping out rocks carried from elsewhere, it would have little to divulge about what was under the earth where it currently sat. Topinka thought it was worth checking out, if only to see why the ML had zeroed in on it.
Late the next morning, the fog lifted. The geologists’ helicopter went up, pounding west along a river toward an area of the claim block 60 miles away. The landscape below was wrinkled, dun-colored, and dotted with meltwater lakes. Caribou had been everywhere a couple weeks before, but now they had migrated south. Keeping an eye out for polar bears, Freedman dropped off two members of his team to traverse a long ridge. A few miles away, the pilot set down near a small lake rimmed by ice floes. Not long ago, it might have stayed frozen all summer. Freedman worked his way around it, squinting at samples through his hand lens and entering the details into a Samsung tablet.
The next stop, over a low pass, was a wedge -shaped patch of ground that had befuddled the ML; Freedman examined and bagged rocks there to try to determine why. After that was a hillside that glowed a promising red in the ML’s predictive map. When Freedman got there, he grew excited. Multiple samples he took had metallic ore minerals in them—dusted in among the grain or gathered into blebs. In the afternoon, he had the pilot fly by the formation he and Topinka had discussed. “Definitely an esker,” he said into his headset.
The last stop of the day—and the summer—was within sight of an outcrop that Freedman had previously confirmed as “prospective” for ore. He wanted to see how far the formation went. He walked down and back up a shallow slope, his GPS readings forming a polygon that would be fed back into the algorithm, one more data point among billions. Two arctic fox pups emerged from their den to watch, drawn by the incongruous noise of human activity.
Should KoBold find what they’re looking for, that noise will increase. The company would either form a partnership with or sell its find to a mining giant; the biggest, Glencore Plc, is already mining nickel and cobalt in the region. Canada’s mining regulations are far stricter than Congo’s, but the process is similar. The mine would be an open pit if the ore is close enough to the surface, or a deep hole if not, ringed by an industrial village and fed by roads cut through the tundra. Extracting the ore would leave a lake of highly acidic tailings that could poison the surrounding soil and water if not carefully sequestered. “Every new mine’s a good mine because you haven’t seen the impacts yet,” says Payal Sampat, the mining program director at the environmental watchdog Earthworks. “Digging mines is actually a massive enterprise.”
Back in Kangiqsujuaq that night, the team packed up, and late the next morning they flew out to the city of Saguenay, Quebec, 900 miles due south, where they’d go their separate ways. One chartered King Air turboprop took the researchers, another took the rocks. It had been a successful month: Freedman and the ML had found lots of prospective rock. House says it’s almost certain that next summer they’ll be back up there drilling algorithmically optimized boreholes through the softening permafrost.
If all goes perfectly, metal from KoBold’s Quebec claims might find its way into its first battery within a few years of discovery. But often that span is more like a decade or two. “It takes a very long time, even in a success case, to convert a discovery into an operating mine,” says Enders at the Colorado School of Mines. By then, Manthiram says, he hopes to have helped change the fundamental chemistry of cathodes. In July 2020 the chemist, along with a graduate student of his, Steven Lee, and a postdoctoral researcher, Wangda Li, published a paper showing they could make cobalt-free cathodes—from nickel, manganese, and aluminum—that performed as well as the nickel-cobalt-aluminum and nickel-manganese-cobalt models widely used today. The cobalt-free batteries stored as much energy, charged as quickly, and had the same thermal stability. “This study,” the authors wrote, “opens a new space for cathode material development for next-generation high-energy, cobalt-free Li-ion batteries.” Manthiram has started a company, TexPower, to try to commercialize the chemistry.
The new design replaces the remaining cobalt in the cathode with nickel. To do so, Manthiram had to figure out a way to compensate for the latter’s stubborn limitations. At the most fundamental level, the metal oxides that go into cathodes aren’t constructed so much as grown. To the naked eye, a few precursor powders go into the mixing tank, then a different powder settles out. But seen through an electron microscope, each grain of the new powder is an aggregate of smaller particles. Zoom in further, and the porous structure of those particles emerges. That’s what allows the lithium ions to come and go, while also forestalling, for as long as possible, the degradation that comes with repeated charging and discharging. Getting the multiple elements to precipitate out of the tank at the same time, in exactly the right proportion and shape, is devilishly hard. It took years of tinkering with every aspect of the process to get it right—how fast the ingredients were fed in, how fast they were stirred, the temperature and pH balance of the solution, what reagents were added. And, of course, what mix of metals to use in the first place.
Once it’s dried, the cathode precursor salt goes into a furnace with lithium and oxygen. But whereas cobalt is easy to “cook,” nickel is more finicky. The temperature has to be precisely monitored and the oxygen flowed over the powder at just the right rate and pressure for it to react properly. When it does, it forms still another powder (now black) that, pasted onto aluminum foil, forms a cathode. “Lithium nickel oxide was known in the ’80s when Goodenough did lithium cobalt oxide,” Manthiram says. “But everybody discounted it, saying we can’t make it, it doesn’t work. It’s taken 40 years to slowly learn.”
Because cobalt and nickel are found and extracted together, replacing one with the other wouldn’t much hurt KoBold. Manthiram’s ultimate ambition might, however. What the world really needs, he says, are batteries made from elements that don’t have to be mined at all. The oceans are full of sodium, and sulfur is a ubiquitous industrial byproduct. There are batteries on the market whose two electrodes are made with those materials, but their temperature sensitivity and tendency toward corrosion make them impractical for many uses, including cars. Manthiram may not have another 40 years to figure that out, but he’s patient.
Ultimately, the difference in the two approaches comes down to which limits one believes are vulnerable to human ingenuity and which are not. “Cobalt is really good,” House says. Speaking into his laptop camera from his backyard in California’s North Bay, he holds up his iPhone. “There’s no nickel in there at all,” he points out. Given the liberty not to worry about battery costs—unlike in an electric vehicle, they’re a tiny fraction of the overall cost of a phone—Apple Inc. chose an all-cobalt cathode. “They’re clearly going to optimize for performance, for energy density, longevity, charging rate capability, all that kind of stuff,” House says. “We should by all means try to find substitutes,” he concludes, “but the physics are what they are. It’s still better.”
“Really the bottom line is it would be highly helpful for us to have a new periodic table with some more elements to choose from,” says Dahn, Manthiram’s fellow battery researcher, with a laugh. “You have to think about, ‘OK, what elements can I work with that are on the planet at the scale required?’ ” Dahn says. “And then the periodic table that you can actually use becomes pretty darn small.”
Of course, a future where we run down the world’s currently known reserves of cobalt—and nickel and lithium—to build billions of electric cars is, in many ways, the best-case scenario. It assumes an ability for rapid, sweeping, concerted adaptation that our species has not always demonstrated. And it sounds particularly optimistic coming from the ruthlessly probabilistic minds at KoBold. When I mention this to House, he responds, “I don’t know whether we will fully electrify the vehicle fleet, or fully electrify the economy. I know we absolutely have to if we’re really going to solve climate change.” He would like to be part of that. Still, he points out, “I don’t have to solve global warming to be a successful company.” KoBold is going to fail more than it will succeed, but if it is really right just once, “we make billions of dollars.” Of that, he is more confident. —With Akshat Rathi and Danielle Bochovelity.