“One Of The Worst Downturns In Recent History”: Zuck Warns Facebook Employees To Brace For Layoffs – Prepare For Change

“One Of The Worst Downturns In Recent History”

BY TYLER DURDEN

One month ago we showed that while the BLS still revels in its seasonally-adjusted statistical nonsense to divine the monthly level of payrolls, the real world is seeing a wave of mass layoff the likes of which have not been seen since the covid crash

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Fast forward to today when it appears that we are about to hit the motherlode of mass layoffs, after none other than Zuck sounded the alarm. According to Reuters, Facebook-owner Meta Platforms (which will likely be undoing its name change just as bitcoin bottoms) has cut plans to hire engineers by at least 30% this year, CEO Mark Zuckerberg told employees on Thursday, as he warned them to brace for a deep economic downturn.

“If I had to bet, I’d say that this might be one of the worst downturns that we’ve seen in recent history,” Zuckerberg told workers in a weekly employee Q&A session, audio of which was heard by Reuters.

And while Zuck emphasized the lack of hiring – noting that it has reduced its target for hiring engineers in 2022 to around 6,000-7,000, down from an initial plan to hire about 10,000 new engineers, which comes amid a hiring paused announced month – he confirmed that layoffs are also coming saying the company was “turning up the heat” on performance management to weed out staffers unable to meet more aggressive goals.

“Realistically, there are probably a bunch of people at the company who shouldn’t be here,” Zuckerberg said, adding that “part of my hope by raising expectations and having more aggressive goals, and just kind of turning up the heat a little bit, is that I think some of you might decide that this place isn’t for you, and that self-selection is OK with me.

Others made the message even more forcefully, with Chief Product Officer Chris Cox saying that the company must “prioritize more ruthlessly” and “operate leaner, meaner, better executing teams.”

“I have to underscore that we are in serious times here and the headwinds are fierce. We need to execute flawlessly in an environment of slower growth, where teams should not expect vast influxes of new engineers and budgets,” Cox wrote.

Translation: when even the most profitable tech companies are braching for mass layoffs, the bottom is about to fall out… or as Biden would say:

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How Corporations Are Using Environment Concerns to Scam You

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The S&P 500 ESG Index is supposed to include only companies with strong environmental ethics and responsibility, but the reality is much different.

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  • ESG, or environmental, social and governance, funds are supposed to be those focused on companies with strong environmental ethics and responsibility

  • Further investigation reveals rampant greenwashing has occurred, and many ESG-labeled funds are far from “sustainable”

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Dakini Oracle Message – Prepare For Change

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Update 30 June 22 by Silver Dove

Message for the second half of 2022

Today is half-time of the year 2022! I want to check with my Dakini Oracle what the second half is bringing and will draw one card for each month. These cards show the tendency and energy for the coming month.

July: Solar Return

this card indicates that we need to go very deep within to find a reference point of cosmic origin to integrate the opposites and balance, find stability within ourselves. We need to return to the roots of our SELF and not look outside for problem solutions but understand that we are the part of the hologram that can change the world. So many are waiting for a “savior”, not realizing that nobody can save “me”. Things in the world can and will change, but I am the one who determine how “my” life will change. This is the opportunity to prepare and be response-able for all what is happening.

August: The Past (Dangerous Pussy)

As one of the 3 time cards, it refers to the point where we can transform the past. The picture of the lioness with a cascade of feminine human hair represents the guardian of the secrets of the Tantric initiation – the true power of the feminine aspect of initiation. The deep and mysterious understanding of birth and death, of creation and destruction, which will help to balance our being and reconnect to the soul.

The female energy that has been so much distorted and misused in the past has to be re-discovered within each person who is ready for a higher consciousness. There is no way to move forward into a higher consciousness if the feminine is not healed and integrated. Senge Dolma, the Tibetan aspect of the lion headed saviouress, is the holder of the Tantric teachings.

It is a very important key to understand this.

This is a very important aspect to understand. If not for the destruction of the feminine energy, the wisdom, nurturing and healing that the women stood for, it was possible that a male “medicine” has taken over and destroyed all the values of nature and humans. The planet Earth is a female being and alive. Mother Gaia is the key for our transformation. Once we understand and reintegrate our spirit with our physical form, every thing starts to change. This means that we understand that we are a spiritual being having a human experience. But if our soul/spirit is not fully incarnated, the experience will never be complete!!

September: Wave of Bliss

After integrating the feminine energies, the wave of bliss, the water as a feminine element will wash away the illusion of the shadow and bring back harmony and wisdom. This is a time that more clarity is a gift from the feminine divine aspect that will help to solve problems and personal limitation. In this time many will start to take back their own response-ability and surrender to the higher order of the Divine Self. This will bring a very blissful experience of love and belonging, a sense of new relationship to all that is.

October: Lineage Tree (Burning Bush)

This fire card represents the fiery and passionate nature of celestial compassion. This fire is burning away that what is not real and will reveal the true spirit of the Karmapa, sitting in a lotus flower, the seat of spiritual exaltation. It is said that some reach spontaneous enlightenment if they just see him. The rainbow rays are back in harmony and represent the order of things (not any sexual orientation).

The flames of inner spiritual fire are activated and ready reconnect with true compassionate wisdom and burn away all the illusion and deception. The male aspect can shine again and in its pure form balance the feminine.

November: Survival

Once unity is found within the divine Self and the glamour of the distorted world illusion with false values is gone and shattered, the pollution of the world is clearly visible. The green shoots in the foreground are showing us that the instinct and power of survival is stronger than any thing else. All the dead matter will be transformed.. we could say composted… to bring forth new life and a complete new reality. In the building in the background you can see the smoke coming out of the chimney. We can use the metaphor that this is the “hell” were every thing that does not fit into the new world is being burned and the ashes of the past will enable the new and fertile soil to sprout and create a glorious future. In this month we are called to look closely at what is still old baggage and let go of it t be ready for the next card/month.

December: New Earth rising

It is really fascinating how we can see a clear path in this 6 cards. Since the card represents the rising of a new earth and the upward spiral of evolution (connected with ‘the World’ in the major Arcana in Tarot) it brings the total clarity and comprehension of what earthly life is about. Why are we incorporated in a body and have an experience as a human being? Only in this form we are able to understand the process of evolution and experience.

The earth-bound aspect of this card belongs to those who miss the opportunity to start a new cycle and remain in the lower 3D consciousness. We have to return to a 3D body again and again until we complete the cycle of incarnations and are able to move into a higher consciousness. (Check out my previous blog where I explain the consciousness levels)

This card represents the challenge to radically change the personal view point, change of habits and looking at a wider spectrum of all that is. It is time to create a new life and on a mundane level, it also could mean a move to a different place and to start a new life.

The card also shows the parallel earth and represents the choice we have to make: in which reality do you want to live?

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Putin: NATO is used by the USA to keep its satellites in obedience | Ashgabat | Russia and Ukraine – Prepare For Change

Russian President Vladimir Putin at a press conference in Ashgabat (Turkmenistan) answered journalists’ questions regarding Russia’s special military operation in Ukraine. Putin spoke about the entry of Sweden and Finland into NATO. In addition, Putin spoke about the decisions taken recently at the G7 summit, commented on the theses of Boris Johnson and Stoltenberg, answered a question about a Russian rocket explosion near a shopping center in the Ukrainian city of Kremenchug.

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White House Is Quietly Modeling For $200 Oil “Shock” – Prepare For Change

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While the Biden administration is hoping and praying that someone – anyone – will watch the comical “Jan 6” kangaroo hearsay court taking place in Congress and meant to somehow block Trump from running for president in 2024 while also making hundreds of millions of Americans forget that the current administration could very well be the worst in US history, it is quietly preparing for the worst.

As none other than pro-Biden propaganda spinmaster CNN reports, when it comes to what really matters (at least according to Gallup), namely the economy, and specifically galloping gasoline prices, the White House is in a historic shambles.

For an administration that ended last year forecasting a leveling off of 40-year high inflation and eager to tout a historically rapid recovery from the pandemic-driven economic crisis, there is a level of frustration that comes with an acutely perilous moment. Asked by CNN about progress on a seemingly intractable challenge, another senior White House official responded flatly: “Which one?”

The suspects behind the historic implosion are well known: “soaring prices, teetering poll numbers and congressional majorities that appear to be on the brink have created no shortage of reasons for unease. Gas prices are hovering at or around $5 per gallon, plastered on signs and billboards across the country as a symbolic daily reminder of the reality — one in which White House officials are extremely aware — that the country’s view of the economy is growing darker and taking Biden’s political future with it.”

“You don’t have to be a very sophisticated person to know how lines of presidential approval and gas prices go historically in the United States,” a senior White House official told CNN.

A CNN Poll of Polls average of ratings for Biden’s handling of the presidency finds that 39% of Americans approve of the job he’s doing. His numbers on the economy, gas prices and inflation specifically are even worse in recent polls. What CNN won’t tell you is that Biden is now polling well below Trump at this time in his tenure.

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The CNN article then goes into a lengthy analysis of what is behind the current gasoline crisis (those with lots of time to kill can read it here) and also tries to explains, without actually saying it, that the only thing that can fix the problem is more supply, but – as we first explained – this can’t and won’t happen because green fanatics and socialist environmentalists will never agree to boosting output.

Which brings us to the punchline: as CNN’s Phil Mattingly writes, “instead of managing an economy in the midst of a natural rotation away from recovery and into a stable period of growth, economic officials are analyzing and modeling worst-case scenarios like what the shock of gas prices hitting $200 per barrel may mean for the economy.”

Well, in an article titled Give us a plan or give us someone to blame“, this seems like both a plan, and someone to blame.

But unfortunately for Biden – and CNN which is hoping to reset expectations – it’s only going to get worse, because as we noted moments ago, while nobody was paying attention, Cushing inventories dropped to just 1 million away from operational bottoms at roughly 20MM barrels. This means that the US is officially looking at tank bottoms.

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But wait, there’s more… or rather, it’s even worse, because as even Bloomberg’s chief energy guru Javier Blas notes, over the last 2 weeks, the US gov has drained 13.7 million barrels from the SPR, “and yet, commercial oil stockpiles still fell 3 million barrels over the period.”

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Just imagine, Blas asks rhetorically, “if the SPR wasn’t there. Or what would happen post-Oct when sales end.”

And here is the punchline: at the current record pace of SPR drainage, one way or another the Biden admin will have to end its artificial attempts to keep the price of oil lower some time in October (or risk entering a war with China over Taiwan with virtually no oil reserve). This means that unless Putin ends his war some time in the next 5 months, there is a non-trivial chance that oil will hit a record price around $200 – precisely the price the White House is bracing for – a few days before the midterms. While translates into $10+ gasoline.

And while one can speculate how much longer Democrats can continue the “Jan 6” dog and pony show as the entire economy implodes around them, how America will vote in November when gas is double digits should not be a mystery to anyone.

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How the Scots Made Sure that No Filipino Claims Could Succeed

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 By Anna Von Reitz

In 1898 the Scottish Interloper doing business as “The United States of America, Incorporated” fought a war known as The Spanish American War “for” us. 

Using our money, our soldiers, and our resources, they won.

The war was settled in the normal way with a series of peace treaties – a Treaty of Versailles to settle land claims, a Treaty of Paris to settle sea claims, and various Treaties of Westminster and Ghent to settle commercial claims.  They acted as our “representatives”.

This is all well-known and well-documented in the public records here in America, in Spain, and yes, also in the Philippines. 

As part of the settlement the land mass of the Philippine Islands was granted by Spain to The United States of America, our unincorporated Federation of States — as it had to be under international law.

The Scottish Interloper additionally paid Spain — again, in our behalf — $20 million of our gold, for the physical infrastructure on the Islands, including the government buildings.

If the massive gold deposits had been in the Philippines at that time, and if that gold belonged to the family of the King of Spain, do you think he would have granted away the land to the Philippine Islands and sold off all infrastructure on the Islands for only $20 million in gold? 

The whole idea is ludicrous.

You can read the Treaties for yourselves, you can use your own common sense, and you can believe the present King of Spain, who has also told everyone the same truth about this as we are.

The massive amounts of gold began to arrive in the Philippines from The United States (note—not “the” United States) the following year and shipments via U.S. Navy ships continued for decades thereafter.  We have the deposit receipts and ship’s manifests. 

So, we know for sure where a very substantial amount of the gold came from. 

And it wasn’t anything to do with Queen Isabella, her family, or her fortune — which remain in the care and custody of Spain.

We also have the records of the Franklin Delano Roosevelt Administration and their issuance of the 1934A Series Bearer Bonds against our gold reserves in the Philippines — used as payola to other governments and government officials by “the” United States, Inc., Municipal Government without our knowledge or agreement.

Now the new Central Bank of the Philippines and the Philippine Government itself has gone completely mad and claiming that Ferdinand Marcos owned all this gold — again, a ludicrous claim.  Marcos himself fully admitted that he was only an attorney working for The D’Avila Family Trust, and a Trustee with respect to the American gold stored in the Philippines.

We have Tiburcio Villamore Marcos (the third one) claiming that he is a relative of Queen Isabella and that this is her gold that he is inheriting. Based on these claims, the Philippines is trying to transform itself into a monarchy and all sorts of crazy stuff is transpiring.

For all we know, this new version of “TVM” may be related to Queen Isabella.  He may even have a claim on her fortunes in Spain.  We are not any judge of that and leave it for him to present his case, properly, in Spain. 

But the point is, that Queen Isabella’s fortunes are under a completely different account system – Code LEO, not Code FLAT, and are warehoused out of Spain, not the Philippines.

Okay, so let’s review — we know that the gold was not in the Philippines in 1898. 

We know that vast quantities of gold were exported to the Philippines by the U.S. Navy beginning the following year.

We know that the Franklin Delano Roosevelt Administration of the foreign Municipal United States Government operating as “the” United States, Incorporated, issued Bearer Bonds against our gold reserves in 1934 and used them as payola to buy off various other governments and government officials to participate in his New (Enslavement) Deal. 

We also know that most of those Bearer Bonds were later destroyed or recovered and re-warehoused in the Philippines. 

We have the Spanish King agreeing with us and telling you that no, Queen Isabella’s gold was never in the Philippines.

So, Queen Isabella’s fortune isn’t in the Philippines, but our gold and the D’Avila Family Trust assets are.

This disqualifies the latest version TVM’s claims about the gold in the Philippines belonging to Queen Isabella and to him as one of her heirs.

Now we come to the final factor that disqualifies all Filipino claims on the gold stored in the Philippines.

The Scottish Interlopers weren’t stupid.  They set things up so that no Filipino could ever bring a valid claim against the gold they rat-holed in the Philippines.

By obtaining the Spanish Land Grant “for” us and in our names, the Scots disinherited all Filipino Kingdom claims.  The Filipino people have no land of their own, hence, no Kingdom. The land treaties of the Versailles series stand unaltered, and unless we come to a deal, are unalterable.

Nobody has come to us to ask for the land grant back and nobody has paid us the $20 million in gold (updated to modern figures) to buy back the infrastructure, so, we, our unincorporated Federation of States, still owns the Philippine Islands.

It is a fundamental tenet of international law and the far older Law of Kinds, that only physical entities inherit physical assets.  Only unincorporated entities can possess and hold land and soil and other physical assets, so you may be sure that our Federation of States is “The United States of America” in possession of the Spanish Land Grant.  

You may also be sure that our possession of the Spanish Land Grant is not changed or altered by the Queen of England’s attempts to set up a Territorial District Government in the Philippines and issue “land titles” related to property interests there.

The so-called Treaty of Manila Bay and transfer of “land titles” related to it and ever since, are only “sea treaties” among incorporated British Crown franchises and their personnel. 

The land remains in our possession and keeping.

We are not averse to working something out with the Filipino People, to return their homeland to their actual ownership, but the facts are facts.

Vast amounts of American blood and money have been expended in defense of the Philippines and many Filipinos have direct cause to remember that. 

The least that we are owed is the return of what is ours, and that means both the gold that was transported to the Philippines by the U.S. Navy and The D’Avila Family Trust assets. 

Why, you may ask, are The D’Avila Family Trust Code FLAT assets American, when they are a Spanish family?

Because the heir of the Code FLAT assets already long confirmed by the Spanish Supreme Court and the Central Bank of the Philippines moved to our country decades ago and lives in one of our unincorporated States of the Union.   He is one of our people now and we have the responsibility and granted right to protect his assets. 

We don’t wish TVM or any of the Marcos family any ill-will.  We don’t bear any ill-will toward the Filipino people. At the same time, we are not going to stand here and fail our own honor and fiduciary duty to rebut the irrational claims that are being made.

If TVM is an heir of Queen Isabella of Spain, he needs to do what we have already done regarding the Code FLAT Accounts —-and address the Spanish Supreme Court with his claim to her LEO accounts, together with his lineage, and his DNA. 

As you can see, the gold and other assets stored in the Philippines are a separate and already determined issue. 

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Don't Be Stupid, Please — About the 1934A Bonds

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 By Anna Von Reitz

I really am sick and tired and grumpy, so I will tell you what I think of all these silly people raising the roof and running around and claiming that I am in receipt of “counterfeit” 1934A Bearer Bonds, based on old court cases related to counterfeits of these instruments.

Chicken Little Lives!  

The Sky is Falling!  

It’s official!  

Somehow, there have been counterfeits of every kind of currency and every kind of stock and every kind of bond ever issued by any government or institution, but somehow people can’t put two and two together and figure out that to have a counterfeit, you also have to have an original? 

Hello?  

If there were no 1934 A Series Bearer Bonds, there would be no counterfeits, would there?   And if there were no originals there would be no posted and constantly updated values for these bonds at the U.S. Treasury, either—- which there are.  

More important, if there were no 1934 A Bonds, the Municipal Government wouldn’t owe us, Americans, hardly anything for their outright theft of our gold reserves and using our gold reserves in the Philippines as collateral for their debts in 1933 and 1934, would they?  How convenient for them, if we were stupid enough not to know what went on!  

Or, alternatively, if we were stupid enough to forget or to assume that those Bearer Bonds no longer exist. 

The same people equate their ignorance as the same as our presumed ignorance, but we have knowledge they don’t have.  We know the security features and provenance of the bonds we have cashed out.  We are standing here and waiting for the Treasury Officials to show up with even the ghost of a question on their minds. 

Tick….tick….tick…. they have been fully notified….. 

Sigh.  The same people think that banks and relief should be instantaneous.  And it’s not.  They think that justice should be quick and efficient.  No, it’s lazy and slow, instead. 

Extremely old sloths could move faster than justice in this country.  Believe me, I know.  And it’s the same story all over.  

And no, it’s not my fault.  It’s the way it is.  It’s the way we’ve ALLOWED it to be for decades. 

We’ve sat here and let our Public Employees perform or not perform and do just whatever they damned well pleased for so long that the entire concept of “job performance” and accountability for anything is completely foreign.  

I have lived through at least a dozen total Federal Government Shut Downs in my life, and my initial response remains my response to this day.   All I would miss is the Post Office.  

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