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Georgia O’Keeffe Manhattan 1932


Both Tortuous and Torturous (Craig Murray)
Judge Keeps Assange In Prison, Despite Ruling Against Extradition (Gosztola)
Trump Pledges ‘Orderly’ Transition After Riot And Biden Win Certification (CNN)
US Gets The Kind Of ‘Democracy’ It Championed Overseas (Malic)
GOP-Led Senate Rejects PA Election Results Challenge (JTN)
Georgia Dems Relied Heavily on Massive Corporate War Chest (MPN)
Everything He Says Or Does Turns Instantly Into A Crime (Turley)
China Says ‘Preparatory Work’ Needed For WHO Visit To Trace Corona Origin (RT)



Well, that was fun. It was also entirely predictable. There are far too many questions surrounding the US election, even if Trump’s legal teams botched the job of presenting them. You would expect people to swear never to use another voting machine, but nobody does it. The principle is simple: if these machines can be manipulated, they will be. Ditch them.

Of course last night’s events are presented as insurrection, a coup, treason. But come on. 3 people died of medical emergencies, and the one person who was shot was a female Air Force veteran protesting for Trump. No politician was hurt.

There are quite a few pictures of the anti-Kavanaugh crew protesting inside the Capitol in 2018, and none of them are described as depicting a coup. Calm down. And learn: if this is how you are going to run elections, you should not be surprised if these are the reactions you get. Count yourself lucky that they weren’t much worse.





Craig Murray’s optimism was hammered. Time for a higher court.

Both Tortuous and Torturous (Craig Murray)

All of Julian’s team were optimistic before this hearing and it seems perverse that, a judgement against extradition having been made, Julian should continue to be held in high security prison pending the US government appeal. He has already been in jail for over 14 months just in the extradition matter, after the expiry of his unprecedentedly harsh sentence for bail-jumping. In effect, having already served that sentence, Julian is now being punished again for the same offence, spending years in extreme prison conditions purely because he once jumped bail, for which he already served the full sentence. The logic of holding Julian now is simply not there, given the current legal position is that he is not being extradited. Furthermore this continuing raising and lowering of his spirits, and never-ending incarceration with no fixed limit, is destroying his fragile health.

Baraitser has played cat and mouse this week. Julian is living his life in conditions both torturous and tortuous. It is ironic to hear Baraitser declare in condemnatory tones, without equivocation, that Julian only entered the Embassy to escape extradition to the USA. This is of course perfectly true. But I remember the many years when the Establishment line, from the government and repeated in several hundred Guardian columns, was that this truth was a fiction. They claimed there was never any intention to extradite to the USA, and actually he was avoiding extradition to Sweden, on allegations that never had any basis and which disappeared like mist when the time actually came. I suppose we should be grateful for at least this much truth in proceedings.

Today’s judgement makes plain that whatever is happening with Monday’s judgement, it is not genuinely motivated by concern for Julian’s health. Yanis Varoufakis yesterday stated that the ultimate aim is still to kill Julian through the penal system. Nothing that happened today would contradict him. The extraordinary figure of only 3 Covid infections in Belmarsh is very hard to believe and contradicts all previous information. Plainly Covid is less of a risk than anywhere else in London, and perhaps we should all break in to improve our isolation and safety. The only explanation that occurs to me is that the vast majority of prisoners are denied access to testing and are therefore not confirmed cases. or that the prison has chosen to give testing results for a single day and chosen to misrepresent the meaning of the statistic.

In fact the point is not central to the bail application, but as a possible example of yet further malfeasance by the Belmarsh medical team, it is particularly intriguing. The decision not to grant bail can be appealed to the High Court. I expect that will happen (there has been no chance yet to consult Julian’s wishes), and happen in about a fortnight.

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“Assange has not seen his family in person since March 2020..”

Judge Keeps Assange In Prison, Despite Ruling Against Extradition (Gosztola)

A British district judge denied bail for WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange after a hearing in which the prosecution argued he had helped NSA whistleblower Edward Snowden “flee justice” and would abscond if released from the Belmarsh high-security prison. “As far as Mr. Assange is concerned, this case has not been won,” Judge Vanessa Baraitser declared. She said the United States government “must be allowed to challenge [her] decision.” Baraitser referred to the lengthy history of the case and how he “jumped bail” and entered the Ecuador Embassy to obtain asylum in 2012. She went on to highlight the “huge support networks” he still has “should he again choose to go to ground,” and Baraitser agreed with the prosecution that WikiLeaks’ assistance of Snowden made Assange a flight risk.

Assange has been confined at Belmarsh since he was arrested and expelled from the Ecuador embassy in April 2019. All along, Judge Vanessa Baraitser agreed with prosecutors that he was a flight risk. “Mr. Assange’s past conduct shows the lengths he is prepared to go to avoid extradition proceedings. If I released him today, he would not return to face these extradition proceedings,” Baraitser declared during a hearing in March 2020, when the COVID-19 pandemic was initially intensifying worldwide. In her ruling on bail, despite evidence of a recent outbreak at Belmarsh, the judge maintained that the facility was properly caring for prisoners and Assange would be safe.

Edward Fitzgerald, an attorney for Assange, argued the extradition decision changed any motive Assange would have to flee London before the case was resolved. In fact, the extradition decision came with an order of discharge for Assange. “The logical outcome of the ruling would be he regains liberty at least conditionally,” Fitzgerald stated. Fitzgerald questioned whether the Justice Department is even serious about an appeal, given recent reporting on the incoming administration of President-elect Joe Biden. Although Fitzgerald indicated Assange would be willing to wear a GPS tracking device while under house arrest, the judge gave no reasoning why this would not be enough to prevent him from absconding before the date of his appeal. Assange has not seen his family in person since March 2020, and Belmarsh has suspended social visits. It is widely recognized that physical contact would alleviate the mental distress that factored into the judge’s decision against extradition.

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“Even though I totally disagree with the outcome of the election, and the facts bear me out, nevertheless there will be an orderly transition on January 20th..”

Trump Pledges ‘Orderly’ Transition After Riot And Biden Win Certification (CNN)

President Donald Trump publicly acknowledged that he would leave office on January 20 for the first time Thursday, pledging an orderly transfer of power after Congress affirmed President-elect Joe Biden’s Electoral College win. “Even though I totally disagree with the outcome of the election, and the facts bear me out, nevertheless there will be an orderly transition on January 20th,” Trump said in the statement, repeating false claims he has made throughout the last two months. “I have always said we would continue our fight to ensure that only legal votes were counted. While this represents the end of the greatest first term in presidential history, it’s only the beginning of our fight to Make America Great Again.”

Trump, who has refused to concede the election, had on Wednesday egged on supporters who would later storm the US Capitol in an attempt to stop lawmakers from counting the electoral votes. The riot left four people dead — one woman was shot and three others had medical emergencies, according to police — and left some in Trump’s Cabinet holding preliminary talks about invoking the 25th Amendment to remove him from office, according to a well-placed GOP source. After a speech filled with lies and misrepresentations that incensed the crowd, Trump returned to the White House to watch a violent crescendo to his constant spreading of misinformation about the electoral process. The mob broke into the Capitol, stormed both the House and Senate floor and Trump supporters could be seen lounging in House Speaker Nancy Pelosi’s office. A woman was shot and killed in the chaos. Police have yet to release more details about her death.

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“Ah, but this election wasn’t stolen, they’d say – it was pure as driven snow, “most secure ever,” all the experts who told us for four years the previous one was “hacked by Russia” tell us so!”

US Gets The Kind Of ‘Democracy’ It Championed Overseas (Malic)

A crowd of protesters stormed Congress protesting a presidential election they claimed had been fraudulent. When this happened in Serbia in 2000, the US called it democracy. When it happened in Washington, DC – not so much. Scenes from the US Capitol on Wednesday, as protesters backing President Donald Trump disrupted the joint session of Congress meeting to certify the election of Democrat Joe Biden, looked very much like Belgrade in October 2000. The sight was later repeated in Ukraine – twice, in 2004 and 2014 – Georgia, Moldova, Belarus, and several Central Asian former Soviet republics. On every occasion, the US backed the “people power,” because American NGOs and embassies were supporting what became known as “color revolutions.”

Same thing happened in 2011 with the “Arab Spring” that started in Tunisia and then burned its way across North Africa to the Persian Gulf. In some places it “succeeded,” overthrowing decades-old governments. In others it failed, setting off wars in Libya and Syria and blood on the streets of Bahrain. Again, the US cheered this on as democracy – except for Bahrain, which hosts a major naval base. More recently, the US denounced as illegitimate the presidential elections in Belarus, Bolivia and Venezuela. While Minsk and Caracas managed to resist – and got sanctioned for it – the “democrats” in La Paz were successful for a while, but ended up losing the vote last year.

Way back in 2004, the Guardian wrote approvingly about how the US has created a “slick” operation of “engineering democracy through the ballot box and civil disobedience,” developing since Belgrade a “template for winning other people’s elections.” Now the same mainstream media that slavishly followed the State Department line in denouncing elections elsewhere as “rigged” and color revolutions as spontaneous democracy are clutching their pearls when Americans who believe their election was stolen take to the streets and storm their Capitol. Ah, but this election wasn’t stolen, they’d say – it was pure as driven snow, “most secure ever,” all the experts who told us for four years the previous one was “hacked by Russia” tell us so! And Joe Biden won the most votes in history while hardly leaving his basement.

Whether you believe this official narrative about the US election or not doesn’t really matter, however. Partisan myopia simply won’t let people understand the magnitude of what is on display here: utter moral bankruptcy of the entire US political and media establishment.

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GOP-Led Senate Rejects PA Election Results Challenge (JTN)

Both chambers of the U.S. Congress resoundingly rejected an objection to the election results in Arizona. The votes came after protesters breached security and swarmed the U.S. Capitol building earlier on Wednesday. The Senate rejected the objection by a 93-6 vote while the House vote was 303-121, with greater than half of the GOP House conference seeking to reject the state’s electoral slate. Congress reconvened in a joint session to certify the election results in other states. Alabama Rep. Mo Brooks objected to the Nebraska results but did not have a signature from a U.S. senator.

Pennsylvania Republican Rep. Scott Perry objected to certifying Pennsylvania and had Missouri Republican Sen. Josh Hawley’s signature. Republican lawmakers like Pennsylvania Rep. Glenn Thompson have argued that the state government circumvented the legislature to make last minute changes to election law. The House and Senate then entered into separate sessions to debate the objection. The Senate rejected the challenge to Pennsylvania’s electoral votes with a 92-7 vote.

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The amounts are amazing. Are you sure you want your elections to be for sale?

Georgia Dems Relied Heavily on Massive Corporate War Chest (MPN)

In order to beat GOP incumbents David Perdue and Kelly Loeffler in the Georgia Senate elections, Democrats had to spend big, raising hundreds of millions of dollars in the process. The two Georgia Senate elections — called today for the Democrats — were easily the most costly in history, amounting to nearly $830 million in total ($468 million for the race between Democrat Joey Ossoff and Republican David Perdue and more than $361 million for the special election between Democrat Rev. Raphael Warnock and Republican Kelly Loeffler.

The Democrats’ massive war chest came in no small part from hefty contributions from corporate America. According to data from the Center for Responsive Politics, tech companies rallied around the Democratic challengers, plying the two campaigns with millions of dollars. Alphabet Inc., Google’s parent organization, was the largest single source of funds, their PACs, shareholders, or employees donating almost $1 million to Ossoff’s campaign alone with other big tech companies cracking his top ten, all with hundreds of thousands of dollars worth of donations from the like of Apple, Microsoft, Amazon, Facebook, and AT&T. The rest of the top ten were made up by universities.

The Republican candidates also relied on large corporations for much of their funding. Perdue’s biggest donors included Delta Airlines, Home Depot, Goldman Sachs, and Bank of America, while Loeffler was generously supported by oil and chemical giant Koch Industries as well as a number of financial institutions like Ryan LLC and Blackstone Group. However, Democrats decisively outraised their opponents, giving them a critical edge. Ossoff outraised Perdue by $138 million to $89 million while Warnock received $124 million to Loeffler’s $92 million. With over 98% of the votes counted, Warnock has been declared the winner, with 50.6% of the vote. Ossoff, meanwhile, is all but assured of winning as well, and has already declared victory.

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Trump’s Midas touch.

Everything He Says Or Does Turns Instantly Into A Crime (Turley)

For many legal analysts, President Trump remains a type of criminal Midas figure: everything he says or does turns instantly into a crime. This pattern is continuing to the very end of the Trump administration. Within minutes of the leaking of a Saturday call between Trump and Georgia election officials, the same experts were declaring yet another clear crime. The loudest was Andrew Weissmann, whose desire to find a crime to use against Trump appears to be moving from the obsessional to the delusional. Since his departure as the top deputy to Special Counsel Robert Mueller, Weissmann (now an MSNBC analyst) seems intent on proving his critics correct about his profound bias against President Trump.

Weissmann recently called for prosecutors to use grand juries to pursue Trump and others in an unrelenting campaign based on unfounded legal theories. Now he is claiming that the president’s call with Georgia Secretary of State Brad Raffensperger is clear evidence of a criminal act. While I clearly come to these questions from the counter perspective of a criminal defense attorney, the claim is legally absurd. When the tape was released, many of us immediately criticized the statement of the president that “I just want to find 11,780 votes, which is one more than we have because we won the state.” However, experts immediately declared this yet another clear criminal act and some people even called for a type of twilight impeachment in the last couple weeks of the Trump administration. Weissmann declared that the tape showed “criminal intent” as well as “proof of his motive and his pattern of similar activity.”

The problem is that Weissmann again left the criminal code and controlling case law behind in his blind pursuit of Trump. As with the obstruction allegations investigated by Mueller and the Ukrainian call that was the basis for Trump’s impeachment by the House of Representatives, this comes down to a question of intent. While most experts are notably vague on the specific criminal provision, one possibility would be election fraud under 52 U.S. 20511. However, such an interpretation comes to a full stop at intent — a required showing of “knowingly and willfully” acting to subvert voting. The call Trump participated in was a settlement discussion over election challenges with a variety of lawyers present, not some backroom at the Bada Bing club. The entire stated purpose of the challenges was to count what the Trump campaign alleged were uncounted votes that far surpassed the 11,780 deficit.

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We only had one year!

China Says ‘Preparatory Work’ Needed For WHO Visit To Trace Corona Origin (RT)

Beijing has said its health authorities are not yet in a position to receive a delegation from the WHO, after the world health body’s boss said he was “very disappointed” China hasn’t granted entry to Covid experts. Speaking on Wednesday during a regular press briefing, Hua Chunying, a Foreign Ministry spokeswoman, said the authorities were still preparing themselves for the visit by the ten World Health Organization (WHO) experts. The WHO disease team was scheduled to visit Wuhan in early January to trace the origins of the Covid-19 pandemic, but they have not had their visas issued. “China still overcomes difficulties, accelerates internal preparatory work, and tries its best to create good conditions for international expert groups to come to China to carry out traceability cooperation,” Hua told reporters.

“In order to ensure the smooth progress of the international expert group’s work in China, it is necessary to perform necessary procedures and make relevant specific arrangements.” The spokeswoman claimed that China has always adopted an open, transparent and responsible attitude to promoting international traceability research, and had previously invited a WHO team to visit the country. Hua added that Chinese experts have frequently shared honest evidence with global bodies and they remain in regular communication with the WHO. The comments come as WHO Director-General Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus said he was “very disappointed” that Beijing had still not authorized the entry of his team of experts.

“Today, we learned that Chinese officials have not yet finalized the necessary permissions for the team’s arrival in China. I am very disappointed with this news,” Ghebreyesus said during a virtual news briefing on Tuesday. It was reported that two members of the ten-man team had already commenced their journeys to China on Tuesday before being informed that their visas had not yet been granted.

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    Georgia O’Keeffe Manhattan 1932   • Both Tortuous and Torturous (Craig Murray) • Judge Keeps Assange In Prison, Despite Ruling Against Extraditio
    [See the full post at: Debt Rattle January 7 2021]

    Basseterre Kitona

    Of course last night’s events are presented as insurrection, a coup, treason. But come on. 3 people died of medical emergencies, and the one person who was shot was a female Air Force veteran protesting for Trump. No politician was hurt.

    It is also rather absurd to accuse the President (& Commander-in-Chief of the military) of a coup. He is kind of already in power.

    Aside from the woman murdered by the police, the events at the Capitol looked pretty tame (although I do hope a few of the Congressmen were soiling their pants at the thought of being on the receiving end of mob justice; serves them right as they deserve to be scared of the populace every no and then). Many of the protesters in the Capitol were even respecting velvet ropes while crossing the rotunda. It is worth remembering that the Capitol is a public building and it is hardly absurd for the common citizen to be there.

    Moreover, compare to the average Antifa/BLM “peaceful” protests which descend into a hellscape of rock throwing, obscenities and vulgar graffiti (covering about 6 feet tall of every building). They’d have been rampaging through the halls of Congress mashing up everything in the crudest fashion.

    Frankly, yesterday amounted to the old much ado about nothing.

    V. Arnold

    Georgia O’Keeffe Manhattan 1932
    Second one… I guess I”m not a fan…meh…
    I’ve been aware for decades (50+?) of her talaent but it just doen’t rhyme with me….

    The rest? Oh please! The theater was barely believeable; much ado about nothing…
    We’ll wake up in the morning wondering wondering what the hell is going on…funny, not much…go back to sleep…

    madamski cafone

    I nver cared much for so-called Cubism. Poor Picasso had to carry that label to his grave.

    But O’Keefe uses it here in a manner appropriate to the subject: the fractured, disorienting, schizoid nature of modern urban architecture and the life it harbors.


    I don’t think it was theater even if some astro-turfing was likely involved. Just as I don’t think Occupy Wall Street was mere theater even if some astroturfing was involved. People are frustrated to the gnawed bone of frayed sinews.

    A precedent of action was set. I suspect more action will build from this base. That’s how these things generaly work.


    If I were China, I’d stall WHO until hell froze over or the ice caps finish melting. (Some say the world will end in fire, some say in ice…)

    Dr. D

    Arc of History:

    “Allying with various non-Russian nationalist leaders, Yeltsin was instrumental in the formal dissolution of the Soviet Union in December that year, at which the RSFSR became the Russian Federation, an independent state. Yeltsin remained in office as president and was reelected in the 1996 election, although critics claimed pervasive electoral corruption.

    Yeltsin transformed Russia’s state socialist economy into a capitalist market economy by implementing economic shock therapy, market exchange rate of the ruble, nationwide privatization, and lifting of price controls. Economic collapse and inflation ensued. Amid the economic shift, a small number of oligarchs obtained a majority of the national property and wealth,[1] while international monopolies came to dominate the market.[2] During the 1993 Russian constitutional crisis, Yeltsin ordered the unconstitutional dissolution of the Supreme Soviet parliament, which

    responded by attempting to remove him from office.

    In October 1993, troops loyal to Yeltsin stopped an armed uprising outside of the parliament building; he then

    introduced a new constitution which significantly expanded the powers of the president.

    Secessionist sentiment in the Russian Caucasus led to the First Chechen War, War of Dagestan, and Second Chechen War between 1994 and 1999. Internationally, Yeltsin promoted renewed collaboration with Europe and signed arms control agreements.”


    Mr. House
    Mr. House
    Mr. House

    Norwegian Nursing Home Patients Dead After Receiving First Dose Of Pfizer COVID Vaccine

    “We have to assess whether the vaccine is the cause of death, or if it is a coincidence that it happened soon after vaccination,”

    Lax standards for anyone who dies “with/from” Covid, but only the most serious investigation to see if they “died” from the vaccine.



    January 20th is just around the corner. Everything will quickly go back to normal.

    We can nowj look forward to:

    The virus will disappear, media coverage of corruption will disappear, US Chamber of Commerce will be back in the drivers seat again, new wars will be started to boost the economy, climate change will come back, green is back in, congress will become richer, Hunter will become a billionaire selling state secrets, billionaires will become trillionaires, all inner cities will become BLM zones, guns will be outlawed so only criminals have guns, all police will be defunded, gun deaths will increase, crime will increase, student debt will be canceled, education costs will skyrocket, Healthcare costs will greatly increase, China import tariffs will be dropped, Joe’s first foreign trip will be to China to report to Xi, vaccine passports will be used to control internal/international travel, $2,000 checks, inflation will increase, the US dollar will become more worthless, Joe will be shoved out the back door, Obama will be back running the white house,

    and the Fed will print enough money to make everyone a millionaire!

    What is there not to like!

    Happy 2021!


    Sparkle Socks has prioritized prison inmates to get vaccinatied ahead of patients in Canada’s nursing homes! Socialism you see!

    Mr. House


    More optics. Comparing yesterday to other “protests”


    What is happening to Julian is no surprise to me.

    He can never be allowed to talk and expose the deep state’s Russia lie.

    Now that Trump is gone, it is Biden’s DofJ that is appealing.

    Sadly Seth Rich must be turning over in his grave.

    John Day


    14 year USAF veteran Ashli Babbit’s last moments and words. The video with the young man who caught her is not long, 2 minutes.
    Listen to his sentiments.
    We stormed into the chambers inside, and there was a young lady who rushed to the windows. A number of police and secret service were saying ‘get back, get down, get out of the way’. She didn’t heed the call, and as we raced up to grab people and pull them back, they shot her in the neck, and she fell back on me. She started saying, ‘it’s fine, it’s cool,’ and then she started moving weird, and blood was coming out of her mouth and neck and nose. I don’t know if she’s alive or dead any more… Riot police came in, and started ushering us out with sticks…

    Eyewitness: Young Female Trump Supporter Shot By Capitol Police — Possibly Fatal (WARNING: GRAPHIC VIDEOS)

    BREAKING: Videos Reportedly Show DC Police Shoot Unarmed, Peaceful Female Trump Supporter In Neck

    This is the video of a handgun shooting 35 year old Ashli in the neck as she tries to jump a barrier then falls onto her back, mortally wounded.
    ​ ​The circumstances have now become much clearer with video of the shooter emerging overnight. There were police behind her – indicating they did not consider her an immediate lethal threat – at the moment she attempted to breach a barricade inside the capitol building.
    ​ ​Despite the security officers behind her being potentially in the line of fire, Babbitt was still shot by a Capitol police officer as she attempted to jump over a physical barrier, new video shows.

    John Day

    I am really trying to post the images of the “Viking” and the ANTIFA poster advising to dress like Trump supporters and be bad.

    ​This dude was up at the podium in the senate being outrageous.
    His image stuck in my mind, maybe yours.
    2 protests. same guy.
    Viking Protester Is A COINTELPRO Agent Provocateur
    “VIKING” protester double IMAGE


    John Day


    “Maybe She Was Doing Terrible Things and Deserved to be Shot” ,​ ​Fox News, CPAC’s Matt Schlapp

    “Maybe She Was Doing Terrible Things and Deserved to be Shot” – WOW: CPAC’s Matt Schlapp Suggests Unarmed Trump Supporter Deserved to be Shot (VIDEO)

    ​“It is my considered judgement that my oath to support and defend the Constitution constrains me from claiming unilateral authority to determine which electoral votes should be counted and which should not,” Pence said.
    The President ripped into Pence for not having the courage to do what should have been done to protect our country and Constitution.

    ‘Pence Didn’t Have the Courage to Protect Our Country’ – President Trump Tears Into Mike Pence as Patriots Storm Capitol Building

    John Day

    This is my 6th attempt to post Michael Snyder’s story about how Capital police led protesters in and set them up.

    John Day

    Michael Snyder makes the case that protesters were set up to look bad in media presentations.:
    Like most Americans, I was absolutely horrified by the violence that I watched at the U.S. Capitol on Wednesday. But I had a difficult time trying to understand what I was witnessing. Trump supporters are almost always extremely peaceful, but many of those that were storming the Capitol were being very violent. That didn’t make sense to me. And how in the world did protesters get into the U.S. Capitol in the first place?
    Well, it turns out that police actually opened up the barricades that were surrounding the U.S. Capitol and purposely allowed protesters to storm the building. You can see this on video right here…
    I have never seen anything like that in my entire life.
    And once they were inside the building, they were herded toward particular areas. For example, you can watch one “guard” actually lead protesters up several flights of stairs right here…
    Either the U.S. Congress has the worst security personnel that any of us have ever seen, or this was allowed to happen on purpose.
    And there are multiple reports that Antifa activists were brought in by bus. In fact, one patriot actually recorded video of the Antifa buses that were brought into the heart of Washington D.C. with an escort…

    John Day

    ​ ​The Nationalist Review reports, “A Black Lives Matter supporter attacked an elderly Trump supporter this evening in Washington, leaving her face bruised and bloody. When other Trump supporters demonstrating for the president’s reelection struggle stepped in to protect the victim and ​ ​request that the police arrest her assailant, the police responded by pepper spraying the entire group.” ​…
    ​ “You lost both sides of support. We had your f***ing back, but we ain’t got your back no more!” the marine could be heard shouting at cops.

    Marine Slams Police After They Mace Trump Supporters: ‘We Had Your F***ing Back, But Not Anymore!’

    Biden’s Electoral College victory certified; Trump vows ‘orderly transition’
    Dan Scavino, the White House deputy chief of staff, posted a statement from President Trump on Twitter that called for calm.

    ​A recent story:​
    President Trump will remain in the White House, according to Gen. Michael Flynn.
    ​ ​“My big message is that the truth is going to come out and that Donald Trump will continue to be the president of the United States for the next four years,” he said in an interview with Alex Jones.
    “There’s no doubt in my mind. When I’m asked on a scale of 1 to 10 – what’s the scale that you would put Trump will be the next president – I say 10, without a doubt.”
    ​ ​“That is the truth. Everybody in this country, everybody in this world knows that this election on the 3rd of November was a total rip-off,” Flynn added. “It was a fraudulent election, we have had foreign interference from multiple countries that I can rattle off here if you want to get into that.”
    ​ ​Accordingly, Flynn confirmed previous reports that the election was done under a state of national emergency due to reports of foreign actors penetrating the election system, particularly the Chinese.
    ​ ​“We have clear evidence of foreign interference, which is [what] the president’s executive order describes, the executive order from 2018,” he continued, referring to Executive Order 13848. “He reinstituted it in 2019 and reinstituted again in 2020, so we are essentially in a national emergency that the president has already declared.”
    “He just has to decide whether to execute some of those procedures that are well within his authority.”
    ​…Trump did not…

    madamski cafone

    I want to thank Dr. D for that nifty comparison of our times with the Yeltsin period. Very handy interpretive filter. WIll we be lucky enough to acquire our own Putin?

    John Day


    ​ ​ America is now divided into two camps.
    Today I have posted the view, a quick skim, of the underdog side, the side you do not see in the mass media.
    ​Who gains by dividing this country against itself? I don’t have a pat answer. I don’t know exactly what interests are invested where.
    It’s secret.
    It is not in the interests of Americans to be divided this way through manipulation of images and narratives, through lies.​
    The lockdowns have hobbled people, isolated them from other humans, so that communications are mostly through media channels, “guided” by artificial intelligence minders.
    I certainly have no grand solution.
    What I will do today is the same. Blog is up. I cooked dinner last night and breakfast this morning and packed lunches for Jenny, and myself.
    I am looking out at the Austin vegetable garden. I will ride my bike to work to provide medical care for people.

    ​Across the pond, the Queen of England said something which will not be televised:
    ​ ​In an impromptu, unscripted moment, the Queen said, “One cannot over emphasise just how diabolical these evil doers are. they do not hold the light of God within them,” according to BBC production staff.
    The Queen warned her subjects that world leaders are secretly pursuing the ‘Great Reset’ in order to create a “dark new dawn” for humanity.
    Senior BBC production staff and palace advisors scrambled to cancel the filming…

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    Report The Queen Warns World Of A ‘Plot By Certain
    Forces’ To Unleash Their Vision Of A ‘Hell On Earth’

    In an impromptu, unscripted moment, the Queen said, “One cannot over emphasise just how diabolical these evil doers are. they do not hold the light of God within them,” according to BBC production staff.

    The Queen warned her subjects that world leaders are secretly pursuing the ‘Great Reset’ in order to create a “dark new dawn” for humanity.
    Senior BBC production staff and palace advisors scrambled to cancel the filming, but not before the Queen detailed her deepest fears that the troubles of 2020 marked the beginning of humanity’s battle against evil.

    EIther their servers are overloaded and/or internet neutrality is evaporating or what’s left or rense’s always dicey credibility is shot.

    Mr. House

    Do these look like the people that would rally for trump?  #Ageoffraud


    • US Gets The Kind Of ‘Democracy’ It Championed Overseas (Malic)
    Perhaps the US ought to take a long, hard look at its own house before it continues calling out, sanctioning, regime-changing or bombing other countries over their supposed lack of “democracy.” Maybe actually answer the question Russian President Vladimir Putin asked at the UN back in 2015, addressing the consequences of the ‘Arab Spring’: “Do you realize now what you have done?”
    The talking heads, (TV, etc.), and foreign leaders, are not reporting the same thing that TAE is reporting.
    But much more than this, the tear to that oppressive TINA canopy allows other civilizational-states assertively to reject criticisms, or policies, which have been weaponised against their value-systems. If Red America can utterly reject woke values, and vice versa, then why should other civilizations not reject western Enlightenment values?
    “Everything will quickly go back to normal.
    What is there not to like! “

    (If you are an influencer, enabler, or an elite)
    When giants battle, get off the battle field, don’t even get emotionally involved, save yourself.


    Truly sad day for the USA.
    Irreversible loss of something that will be more apparent in days ahead.

    O’keeffe – If she did not plaster those roses on the canvas painting would have been just about right.

    Oh, Happy Eastern Orthodox Christmas.

    Dr. D

    See Black-clad pajamas with the press pass?

    See Mr. Bear in the tan hoodie on the left?

    See the Hammer and Sickle tattoo on his left hand?

    Very MAGA. Go hammer and sickle! Peace, land, bread, forever!

    John Day

    @Madamski: Rense is likely getting a lot more traffic than usual right now.
    I don’t go there much, but I knew they would have plenty about this organized media event, and they did. Most of what I posted came from Rense today.
    The same friend who introduced me to TAE in early 2008 had introduced me to Rense around 2002, around the same time he showed me some 9/11 blog sites.

    John Day

    @Dr.D. Do we get Russia’s 10 years of despair yet?
    I was hoping we could avoid it.
    I don’t see a Putin anywhere, though Biden can stand in for Yeltsin easily enough.
    “America” didn’t do what is happening in America, did she?
    Who is “doing America”? Same color revolution wherever you look in the world…
    America, in my mind, looks like Ashli this morning.

    Maxwell Quest

    “If I were China, I’d stall WHO until hell froze over or the ice caps finish melting.” – madamski

    Agreed. Letting the WHO in to investigate virus origins would be as useful and letting the OPCW in to investigate for possible chemical weapons use.

    “Viking Protester Is A COINTELPRO Agent Provocateur” – John Day

    Great find, but don’t expect to see this on the 6 o’clock news as it is counter to the narrative being pushed that Trump supporters attempted a coup. I had a similar problem trying to load both of the links you listed. The problem appeared to be on the server end of rense.com. It may have been under attack or just plain overloaded with requests.

    “Trump Pledges ‘Orderly’ Transition After Riot And Biden Win Certification (CNN)”

    When I saw the CNN attribution I immediately skipped to the next article. It’s the same reason I don’t drink water from a ditch: too many impurities (sh*t) floating in it.

    Dr. D


    Yesterday’s Website WhiteHotHarlots.tumblr.com

    “Madness. Absolute madness.

    There’s a trend in the social justice sphere that encapsulates the self-defeating idiocy of our present moment. During official meetings meant to address or raise awareness of issues of racial justice, all the white people present are expected to call themselves racist, provide examples of their racism, and explain what they’re doing to avoid being racist in the future.

    I am not exaggerating, and this is as cult-like as it sounds: to enter into the discussion, you must start by saying “My name is Mark, and I’m a racist.”

    This is not a fringe activity. It’s a completely mainstream part of racial justice programming. A student in Nevada is suing his school after administrators threatened to deny him graduation because he refused to call himself racist. A quick twitter search reveals dozens of examples (which I am omitting to avoid accusations of “generating death threats” or whatever), and this has been covered extensively in right wing media. This is mainstream, even if we want to pretend that it’s not.

    Now, looking at this just in the abstract, a few seconds of scrutiny shows us how idiotic and self-defeating this practice is. I accept the notion that everyone is prejudiced to some degree and that most white Americans receive some structural advantages in some spaces. In this very obscure sense, you can argue that all white people are racist. Fine. But if a term is applied to literally everyone and everything, it loses its utility. If everyone is racist, then “racist” is a meaningless designation.

    In practice, however, this is even more insane than it sounds. Because of course the purveyors and participants in these ritualistic humiliation sessions don’t really think that everyone is racist. If they did, they wouldn’t go through the ritual. Obviously, the people calling themselves racist are being coerced into doing so. Every person who says “My name is Mary, and I’m a racist” is thinking in the back of their head that they’re not really racist, that this confession serves as an act of ablution. And, in a truly lunatic twist of irony, the people who are regarded as racist after these sessions are the ones who did not call themselves racist.

    Madness. Absolute madness.

    This is precipitated, of course, by guilt. White liberals realize, correctly, the the world is f–ked. The politicians and organizations that putatively represent their views have done the opposite and accelerated widespread brutality. The man who invented mass incarceration was sold as the only way to avoid “fascism.” There’s no hope of a more decent future. They feel like s–t and will do anything, even self-flagellation, to glimpse the feeling that maybe they’re kind of sort of partway making the world less horrible. They’re not–objectively, this type of gross bullshit is alienating, makes non-insane people disengage with the movement, and has been empirically proven to reduce empathy and make people more hateful. But they feel a little better for doing it.

    Beyond guilt, however, lies coercion. I’ll bet the vast, vast majority of people who have subjected themselves to these struggle sessions didn’t believe a word they were saying but were just going along to avoid getting in trouble. Personally, I’m not going to lose my job and my healthcare just to avoid a few moments of cynical embarrassment. Very few people would.

    It was just today that I realized how commonplace this type of dishonesty has become. If you live or work in a liberal space, ask yourself this question: how many times in the last few years have you professed a belief in something you knew was crazy? How many times have you been made to signal approval for ideas that you knew to be harmful, impossible, or reactionary in order to avoid being branded an Enemy of Social Justice? How many times have you stayed silent and let yourself be bullied into feigning support for policies and procedures that contradict your beliefs?

    More than a few, I’ll bet. Now ask yourself: what has been gained from this? Is the world more just or safe or equal than it was before this type of shit was made commonplace? Do you have more hope for the future, or less?

    The only political effect of this normalization of dishonesty has been the ascendance of the most reactionary faction of the Democrat party. A left that had not been trained to hate itself would not have voted for Joe Biden.

    This is what happens when a movement places zero value upon honesty and decency. When all conflict becomes understood as abuse, when all criticism is regarded as violence, the most sociopathic and violent members of a community are the ones who get to set the agenda. No one can push back. No one can dissent. The demand for absolute uniformity [i.e. opposite of diversity] cripples the movement’s ability to accomplish anything beyond enriching a handful of the very worst people on earth.

    We did this to ourselves, and I worry we might be past the point of no return. Just a few months ago I still held some hope that we might see a turn around, that saner and more decent voices might take control and actualize our widespread disgust and discontent toward policies that would actually help people. That’s not going to happen. The sociopaths have won. Their candidate is president, their ideology is mandatory, and their ability to hurt anyone who crosses them is stronger than ever.

    Joe Biden will be the most austerity-minded president since Herbert Hoover. His reign is going to be disastrous for everyone, especially those who are already vulnerable. His supporters, secure in their positions within media and NGOs and academe, will need to fabricate more scapegoats to explain away the failures and brutalities of their leader–to convince everyone that they deserve the punishment they are receiving. They’re going to demand and receive more intrusive means of ensuring ideological uniformity. And there’s nothing we can do to stop them.”

    Ye of little faith. Just watch them get stopped. By your worst enemies, the worst, most ignorant deplorables in the world. You see: they’re not smart enough to understand your lies. They don’t have the neurons to not single-mind, but double-mind, lie, deceive about everything. Not only that, if you poke them, they poke back.

    My point here was only in a violent nation living in universal lies, drunk on denial, what did you think was going to happen? You don’t just walk away after what we’ve done. The whole house is burned, there is a curtain with a painting of a house hanging in front of it. “Cece n’est pas une pipe.” A painting of a nation is not a nation.

    “The illusion of freedom will continue as long as it’s profitable to continue the illusion. At the point where the illusion becomes too expensive to maintain, they will just take down the scenery, they will pull back the curtains, they will move the tables and chairs out of the way and you will see the brick wall at the back of the theater.” — Zappa

    But with zero honesty, zero morality, from the janitor to the President, — and not for nothing since if any one from end to end TOLD the truth, they’d be attacked — what did you think was going to happen? It’s not a big-budget action movie of a nation, either. When you’re in “Bondage”, the only way out is “Faith.” Why? Because only then do you not care if you live or die. And only with that will men have courage. They would burn a thousands ships and nuke the planet, kill every man, woman, and child before they have any g– d—d faith, I’ll tell you. Before they reduce their EGO before God. Clearly. As demonstrated my whole life.

    But those are the rules. The “Natural Law” of our “Creator”, which was written 250 years ago in the Enlightenment. That all men are Created Equal. And are not ordered to call themselves racists when they are half-black, against all reason, logic, and practical consequence. What do you have when you raised kids to lie from birth, lie about everything, deny all truths, all the time, for 30 years? Millennials. And the Boomers (and X-ers) who raised them and put them to it, demanded, punished, abandoned, crippled them if they didn’t. Who gave them the trophies that they didn’t want or need.

    And you’re going to get the trophy all right. Good and hard. That’s what nations get when they’re stupid. That’s what happens when you defy God, and thereby the laws of reason and physics.

    …And don’t the Chinese know it.

    Dr. D

    “Weaving down the American highway
    Through the litter and the wreckage, and the cultural junk
    Bloated with entitlement, bloated on propaganda
    Now we’re driving dazed and drunk

    Went down the road to Damascus, the road to Mandalay
    Met the ghost of Caesar on the Appian Way
    He said, “It’s hard to stop this binging once you get a taste
    But the road to empire is a bloody, stupid waste”

    Behold the bitten apple, the power of the tools
    But all the knowledge in the world is of no use to fools
    And it’s a long road out of Eden” — The Eagles

    Mr. House


    The whites are upset.
    The whites stormed the Capital.
    What will the majority do.
    (The whites are a minority)

    madamski cafone

    I vote that the Viking double-agent is genuine, while the antifa poster is obviously as phony as a 60s narc wearing white socks and a black suit.

    Mr. House

    Now that the Trump presidency is drawing to a close, could we spend more time and focus on the sorts of things this site paid attention to pre-Trump, such as the economy, energy, resources, the insanity or destructiveness of elites, etc., and less on the collapsing American political system? Maybe on things that we might actually do that are with the “solution-space,” to use Nicole’s concept?

    I am not sure what good was intended to be accomplished pointing out the illegality and/or hypocrisy of the anti-Trumpers for four straight years. Did anyone here think that the Rule of Law was somehow going to triumph, or that this site would change hears and minds? Do we really need “balance” that contrasts how unhinged the left is with how unhinged the right is, or to sift out the kernels of truth in the rights complaints? Again, what is that intended to accomplish? Is this a re-education camp for leftists or recovering leftists?

    While I enjoy the ravings of Dr. D as much as the next reader, where was the military disclosure of election fraud that he assured us was coming? How about we stop going down rabbit holes to nowhere.

    Mr. House


    Lets form a new party, where do ya wanna meet up?

    Veracious Poet

    This point was inevitable, for those that chose finite EGO as their default conscientious, rejecting their true reality connected to the Loving, Healing, Creative Power of the Infinite Universe.

    The American Experiment was a Spiritual Evolution, always prey to generations that chose to conjoin in tribes of debauched pathological EGO, Edging-“God”-Out in a vain attempt to deny the Law of Nature hard coded into the fabric of their being…

    This is the underlying psychosis of their self-hatred, and hatred of everything good and spiritually true.

    Their disturbed war whoops will now fill the air, as they compulsively lay siege upon normality, while at the same time turning on each other in search of monsters to destroy…

    The American Experiment nothing more than a dark fairy tale:

    The state of nature has a law of nature to govern it, which obliges every one: and reason, which is that law, teaches all mankind, who will but consult it, that being all equal and independent, no one ought to harm another in his life, health, liberty, or possessions ~ Whenever the legislators endeavor to take away and destroy the property of the people, or to reduce them to slavery under arbitrary power, they put themselves into a state of war with the people, who are thereupon absolved from any further obedience. ~ John Locke 1690


    ” the Democrats want to pass resolutions to impeach him, remove him, and ban him from running in 2024.”
    That would mean, “lock him up”
    If Nancy does that then that will be the motivator for 74 million voters. Civil war would not be too far behind.
    A smarted move would be to let MSM forget to report on Trump’s golfing score.


    So allegedly sometime a while back Chalmath bought $1,000,000 BTC at $60. So today at 10:15 that investment was worth…$666,666,666.66. Did I do that right?

    I heard from my young BTC advocate that he wants to by the Hamptons and turn them into a park and low income housing.

    Where’s that fishing line Dr. D??!!


    madamski cafone

    People I know who identify with the left voting bloc called Trump and friends’ attempt to disprove the election the Coup Clutz Clan. Not bad as jokes go.

    Now we see the same clown foot on their foot, and it looks even funnier, because they’re wearing a right shoe on their left foot.

    No one will be removed from office before their time. That time is 13 days from now. The entertainment will continue until someone pulls the curtain.

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