Mar 312022

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US Dollar Hegemony Ended Abruptly Last Wednesday – Michael Huddson (PR)
Mariupol Will Become A Key Hub Of Eurasian Integration (Escobar)
Lavrov: Russia, China Moving Towards Multipolar ‘Fair World Order’ (ZH)
Ukrainian Forces Want to Surrender, Azov Forces Shoot At Them (DE)
“Regime Change” Doesn’t Work, You Morons (Taibbi)
FEC Fines DNC and Clinton For Trump Dossier Hoax (WE)
Hunter Biden’s Role In Ukrainian Biolabs Raises Serious Questions (Blaze)
WaPo, Like New York Times, Finally Admits Hunter Biden Laptop Is Real (NYP)
New York Times – a Bastion of Censorship and Corruption (CHD)
Trudeau Gives Himself A Raise The Same Day As Carbon Tax Hike (Bexte)
Media Freedom Report Shakes Greece’s Conservative Government (EurActiv)
Triple Vaccinated Down To The Last 20% Of Their Immune Systems (DE)



The tweet that got Nick Hudson banned. The narrative still can’t tolerate dissent. It’s too feeble.



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The very moment Russia’s reserves were stolen.

US Dollar Hegemony Ended Abruptly Last Wednesday – Michael Huddson (PR)

Well, what happened was that, as I’ve described in Super Imperialism, when the United States went off gold, foreign central banks didn’t have anything to buy with their dollars that were flowing into their countries – again, mainly from the US military deficit but also from the investment takeovers. And they found that these dollars came in, the only thing they could do would be to recycle them to the United States. And what do central banks hold? They don’t buy property, usually, back then they didn’t. They buy Treasury bonds. And so, the United States would be spending dollars abroad and foreign central banks didn’t really have anything to do but send it right back to buy treasury bonds to finance not only the balance of payments deficit, but also the budget deficit that was largely military in character. So, dollar hegemony was the system where foreign central banks keep their monetary and international savings reserves in dollars and the dollars are used to finance the military bases around the world, almost eight hundred military bases surrounding them. So, basically central banks have to keep their savings by weaponizing them, by militarizing them, by lending them to the United States, to keep spending abroad.

This gave America a free ride. Imagine if you went to the grocery store and you just paid by giving them an IOU. And then the next week you want to buy more groceries and you give them another IOU. And they say, wait a minute, you have an IOU before and you say, well just use the IOU to pay the milk company that delivers, or the farmers that deliver. You can use this as your money and just you’ll as a customer, keep writing IOU’s and you never have to pay anything because your IOU is other people’s money. Well, that’s what dollar hegemony was, and it was a free ride. And it all ended last Wednesday when the United States grabbed Russia’s reserves having grabbed Afghanistan’s foreign reserves and Venezuela’s foreign reserves and those of other countries.

And all of a sudden, this means that other countries can no longer safely hold their reserves by sending their money back, depositing them in US banks or buying US Treasury Securities, or having other US investments because they could simply be grabbed as happened to Russia. So, all of a sudden this last week, you’re seeing the world economy fracture into two parts, a dollarized part and other countries that do not follow the neoliberal policies that the United States insists that its allies follow. We’re seeing the birth of a new dual World economy. MF: Wow, there’s a lot to unpack there. So, are we seeing then other countries starting to disinvest in US dollars? You’ve written about how the treasury bonds that these central banks buy up have been basically funding our domestic economy. Are they starting to shed those bonds or what’s happening?

MH: No, they haven’t been funding our domestic economy because the Federal Reserve can create its own money to fund the domestic economy. We don’t need to borrow from foreign countries to fund our economy. We can print it ourselves. What the dollar hegemony does is fund the balance of payments deficit. It funds our spending in other economies, our spending abroad. It doesn’t help our economy, but it does help us get a free ride from other countries. The more dollars we spend in making a military base, all these military expenditures get turned over to the local Central Bank that turns and sends them back to the Federal Reserve or deposits them in US bank accounts. So, it’s the international free ride we get, not a domestic free ride.

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Even in the hands of Ukraine oligarchs? Hard to imagine by now.

Mariupol Will Become A Key Hub Of Eurasian Integration (Escobar)

Mariupol, the strategic Sea of Azov port, remains in the eye of the storm in Ukraine. The NATO narrative is that Azovstal – one of Europe’s biggest iron and steel works – was nearly destroyed by the Russian Army and its allied Donetsk forces who “lay siege” to Mariupol. The true story is that the neo-Nazi Azov batallion took scores of Mariupol civilians as human shields since the start of the Russian military operation in Ukraine, and retreated to Azovstal as a last stand. After an ultimatum delivered last week, they are now being completely exterminated by the Russian and Donetsk forces and Chechen Spetsnaz. Azovstal, part of the Metinvest group controlled by Ukraine’s wealthiest oligarch, Rinat Akhmetov, is indeed one of the biggest metallurgic plants in Europe, self-described as a “high-performance integrated metallurgical enterprise that produces coke and sinter, steel as well as high-quality rolled products, bars and shapes.”

Amidst a flurry of testimonials detailing the horrors inflicted by the Azov neo-Nazis on Mariupol’s civilian population, a way more auspicious, invisible story bodes well for the immediate future. Russia is the world’s fifth largest steel producer, apart from holding huge iron and coal deposits. Mariupol – a steel Mecca – used to source coal from Donbass, but under de facto neo-Nazi rule since the 2014 Maidan events, was turned into an importer. Iron, for instance, started to be supplied from Krivbas in Ukraine, over 200 kilometers away. After Donetsk solidifies itself as an independent republic or, via referendum, chooses to become part of the Russian Federation, this situation is bound to change.

Azovstal is invested in a broad product line of very useful stuff: structural steel, rail for railroads, hardened steel for chains, mining equipment, rolled steel used in factory apparatus, trucks and railroad cars. Parts of the factory complex are quite modern while some, decades old, are badly in need of upgrading, which Russian industry can certainly provide. Strategically, this is a huge complex, right at the Sea of Azov, which is now, for all practical purposes, incorporated into the Donetsk People’s Republic, and close to the Black Sea. That implies a short trip to the Eastern Mediterranean, including many potential customers in West Asia. And crossing Suez and reaching the Indian Ocean, are customers all across South and Southeast Asia.

So the Donetsk People’s Republic, possibly part of the future Novorossiya, and even part of Russia, will be in control of a lot of steel-making capacity for southern Europe, West Asia, and beyond. One of the inevitable consequences is that it will be able to supply a real freight railroad construction boom in Russia, China and the Central Asian ‘stans.’ Railroad construction happens to be the privileged connectivity mode for Beijing’s ambitious Belt and Road Initiative (BRI). And, crucially, of the increasingly turbo-charged International North South Transportation Corridor (INSTC). So, mid-term, Mariupol should expect to become one of the key hubs of a boom in north-south routes – INSTC across Russia and linking with the ‘stans’ – as well as major BRI upgrades east-west and sub-BRI corridors.

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“..shortly before the meetings – which Lavrov will attend – to discuss ways to help Afghanistan. Both the US and the Taliban are expected to be in attendance..”

Lavrov: Russia, China Moving Towards Multipolar ‘Fair World Order’ (ZH)

Russian Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov met with his Chinese counterpart on Wednesday, where he said the two are carving a path towards a ‘fairer world order.’ The meeting between Lavrov and Chinese Foreign Minister Wang Yi, marks the first visit to a key ally since Russia launched its invasion of Ukraine on February 24, according to The Economic Times. The two countries will work to achieve “a multipolar, fair, and democratic world order,” Lavrov said, speaking from the Chinese city of Tunxi located in the eastern inland Anhui Province. In a video released by the Russian foreign ministry ahead of a meeting with Chinese Foreign Minister Wang Yi, Lavrov said the world was “living through a very serious stage in the history of international relations”.

At the end of this reshaping of global relations “we, together with you, and with our sympathisers will move towards a multipolar, just, democratic world order”, Lavrov said. -Economic Times” Lavrov and Yi were seen on Chinese state TV in face masks bumping elbows in front of their national flags shortly before the meetings – which Lavrov will attend – to discuss ways to help Afghanistan. Both the US and the Taliban are expected to be in attendance. US officials have grown frustrated with Beijing’s refusal to condemn the invasion of Ukraine, and have accused China of signalling a “willingness” to provide both economic and military aid to Russia. According to Russia’s state-owned TASS news agency, Wang said that despite “new challenges” to relations between China and Russia, “the will of both sides to develop bilateral relations has become even stronger.” Earlier this month Wang said that China’s relationship with Russia is “one of the most crucial bilateral relationships in the world,” and is “ironclad.”

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“..Because the Ukrainian forces kind of wanted to give up, SMS messages come that say that ‘you can give up and nothing will happen to you’. So, they want to surrender, and Azov starts shooting at them..”

Ukrainian Forces Want to Surrender, Azov Forces Shoot At Them (DE)

US Navy veteran and independent journalist, Patrick Lancaster, has been making regular reports from Ukraine since the beginning of the crisis. His reports reveal that what is happening on the ground is not what Western corporate media would have you believe. “Over the 8 years of the Ukraine War I made more video reports in anti-Ukraine Government (Donetsk People’s Republic) controlled territory than any other western journalist,” he says. In his report on Friday, Lancaster interviewed residents of the ethnic Greek village of Sartana, one of the villages surrounding Mariupol, Ukraine. “This is right on, what you could say is the frontline now. Nobody knows exactly where the frontline starts and ends at this point there’s just so much information and [ ] minute by minute the lines are changing,” Lancaster said.

Eight years ago, a referendum was held and “mostly people asked for Russian language. But they decided to Ukrainise us, so that everybody speaks Ukrainian … It was forbidden to speak Russian in the store. There was some tension. Employees paid fines for not saying ‘Good afternoon’ in Ukrainian in stores,” one resident explained. “Today I’m trying to find guys from Mariupol to find out how things are there. My parents stayed there. But they say that everything is very sad. Today I heard another story that the Ukrainian armed forces started shootings with Azov. Because the Ukrainian forces kind of wanted to give up, SMS messages come that say that ‘you can give up and nothing will happen to you’. So, they want to surrender, and Azov starts shooting at them. And they [Ukrainian forces and Azov] are at war with each other.” another resident said.

Earlier this month members of the Azov Battalion, a self-declared neo-Nazi former paramilitary group that is now a unit of the National Guard of Ukraine, bombed the village most likely aiming for a church. Village residents also believe it was Azov who bombed the school. “Ukrainians say it’s only Russia who shoots now. – They always say so. It’s their policy. A dirty policy,” the second resident said. Other interviewees explained that Ukrainians bombed Mariupol to create a panic: “So that people leave, and they use them as a human shield. And now all people are there. And they’re holding them at gunpoint, don’t let them go. Literally shoot them if they run away,” they said.

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Hmmm. Feels a bit like Matt lost his grip on the material.

“Regime Change” Doesn’t Work, You Morons (Taibbi)

Not long ago, candidate Joe Biden’s most troubling behavioral tendency was the surprise outburst of belligerence. Campaigning, he’d challenge questioners to push-up contests, jam fingers in the sternums even of supporters, and plunge into rambling monologues about leg hairs and chain-fights. Now, the president’s face is often a mask of terror, like a man unsure of how he came to be standing in the middle of an intersection. Mental cars racing past, he met the press Monday, to clarify a statement made last week about Vladimir Putin: “For God’s sake, this man cannot remain in power.” Many interpreted this as a call for regime change. Not at all, Biden said, reading from a large-print cheat sheet — this reportedly happened — that reminded him to say he was merely expressing “moral outrage,” and “not articulating a change in policy.”

When he ran out of pre-prepared remarks, he drifted back to danger, saying: “It’s more an aspiration than anything. He shouldn’t be in power.” The AP writeup offered help: “He said he was expressing an ‘aspiration’ rather than a goal of American foreign policy.” (I’m sure nuclear-armed Putin appreciated the semantic difference). When Biden moved more toward candor, saying he made “no apologies” for his remarks, another reporter quickly tried to guide him back to a safe harbor: Q: Your personal feelings, sir? Your personal feelings? THE PRESIDENT: Personal. My personal feelings. Biden even offered his Princess Bride/Vizzini-esque analysis that “the last thing I want to do is engage in a land war… with Russia”:

Although administration mouthpieces Tony Blinken and Jen Psaki scrambled to reassure a nervous world that the U.S. is not intent on “doing regime change” in Russia, officials everywhere have been telling reporters the opposite on background. This cat was out of the bag weeks ago. As Joe Lauria at Consortium points out, Biden was asked on February 24th, at the start of the invasion, what sanctions would accomplish if they hadn’t prevented war. His answer: No one expected the sanctions to prevent anything from happening. That has to sh- — this is going to take time. And we have to show resolve, so he knows what’s coming and so the people of Russia know what he’s brought on them. That’s what this is all about. Biden said virtually the same thing in Brussels last week:

“Sanctions never deter… The maintenance of sanctions, the increasing the pain … we will sustain what we’re doing not just next month, the following month, but for the remainder of this entire year. That’s what will stop him.” We heard this more explicitly from Boris Johnson on March 1st, “The measures we are introducing, that large parts of the world are introducing, are to bring down the Putin regime,” Johnson said. Lauria points out this was two days after British Armed Forces Minister James Heappey wrote in the Telegraph that “His failure must be complete… the Russian people empowered to see how little he cares for them. In showing them that, Putin’s days as President will surely be numbered… He’ll lose power and he won’t get to choose his successor.”

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The price?

“ fined Clinton’s treasurer $8,000 and the DNC’s treasurer $105,000..”

FEC Fines DNC and Clinton For Trump Dossier Hoax (WE)

The Federal Election Commission has fined the Democratic National Committee and Hillary Clinton’s 2016 campaign for lying about the funding of the infamous, and discredited, Russian “dossier” used in a smear attempt against Donald Trump weeks before he shocked the world with his 2016 presidential victory. The election agency said that Clinton and the DNC violated strict rules on describing expenditures of payments funneled to the opposition research firm Fusion GPS through their law firm. A combined $1,024,407.97 was paid by the treasurers of the DNC and Clinton campaign to law firm Perkins Coie for Fusion GPS’s information, and the party and campaign hid the reason, claiming it was for legal services, not opposition research.

Instead, the DNC’s $849,407.97 and the Clinton campaign’s $175,000 covered Fusion GPS’s opposition research on the dossier, a basis for the so-called “Russia hoax” that dogged Trump’s first term. The memo said that the Clinton campaign and DNC argued that they were correct in describing their payment as for “legal advice and services” because it was Perkins Coie that hired Fusion GPS. But the agency said the law is clear and was violated. It added that neither the campaign nor the party conceded to lying but won’t contest the finding. “Solely for the purpose of settling this matter expeditiously and to avoid further legal costs, respondent[s] does not concede, but will not further contest the commission’s finding of probable cause to proceed” with the probe, said the FEC.

The FEC, in a memo to the Coolidge Reagan Foundation, which filed its complaint over three years ago, said it fined Clinton’s treasurer $8,000 and the DNC’s treasurer $105,000. The memo, shared with Secrets, is to be made public in a month. Dan Backer, who brought the complaint on behalf of the foundation, which focuses on free speech and the First Amendment, told Secrets, “This may well be the first time that Hillary Clinton — one of the most evidently corrupt politicians in American history — has actually been held legally accountable, and I’m proud to have forced the FEC to do their job for once. The Coolidge Reagan Foundation proved that with pluck and grit, Americans who stand with integrity can stand up to the Clinton machine and other corrupt political elites.”

[..] Backer, with Washington’s Chalmers & Adams law firm, held out hope for further action against the former first lady. He said, “Hillary Clinton and her cronies willfully engaged in the greatest political fraud in history — destroying our nation’s faith in the electoral process, and it’s high time they were held accountable. I hope this is only the beginning.”

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Hunter and Fauci and Peter Daszak. Fine friends.

Hunter Biden’s Role In Ukrainian Biolabs Raises Serious Questions (Blaze)

Recent emails unearthed by the U.K. Daily Mail and the National Pulse reveal that during the last decade, Hunter Biden seemed to have a keen interest in pathogen research in Ukraine and using it as a tool for geopolitical affairs in that country. It just so happens to be that a pathogen connected to gain-of-function research destroyed the world, and then the next “big current thing” on the geopolitical stage was none other than Ukraine. Shouldn’t the American people get some answers as to why our government was so heavily involved – via the vice president’s son – in both pathogen research and Ukraine and to make sure Ukraine is not Wuhan 2.0?

Earlier this month, I detailed the known connections between biotech firm Metabiota Inc., responsible for the pathogen research in Ukraine, the DOD, and EcoHealth Alliance, along with the Wuhan lab most likely responsible for the leak of SARS-CoV-2. I also noted that Rosemont Seneca Technology Partners (RSTP), a subsidiary of the Hunter Biden and Christopher Heinz-founded Rosemont Capital, gave Metabiota, a company accused of dangerous lab protocols during the African Ebola pandemic, its first infusion of cash a decade ago. Now, new emails from Hunter’s laptop demonstrate that his involvement in Metabiota and pathogen research in Ukraine was much deeper than just an initial investment.

[..] After receiving 18.4 million from the U.S. Defense Threat Reduction Agency (DTRA) between February 2014 and November 2016, with $307,091 earmarked for “Ukraine research projects,” “Metabiota has worked in Ukraine for Black & Veatch, a US defense contractor with deep ties to military intelligence agencies, which built secure labs in Ukraine that analyzed killer diseases and bioweapons,” according to the Daily Mail. “It raises the question, what is the real purpose of this venture? It’s very odd,” said former senior CIA officer Sam Faddis in an interview with the Daily Mail. “His father was the Vice President of the United States and in charge of relations with Ukraine. So why was Hunter not only on the board of a suspect Ukrainian gas firm, but also hooked them up with a company working on bioweapons research?”

Biden was so involved in Metabiota that one email written that same month in 2014 reveals that he and his business partner Eric Schwerin discussed subletting their office space to the San-Francisco-based biotech firm. So, what exactly were they working on? Last week, the National Pulse reported that a feature in the Science and Technology Center in Ukraine’s 2016 Annual Report recounts an October 2016 meeting involving U.S. military officials and their Ukrainian counterparts together with Black & Veatch and Metabiota staff to discuss the lab work. The discussion centered around “existing frameworks, regulatory coordination, and ongoing cooperative projects in research, surveillance and diagnostics of a number of dangerous zoonotic diseases, such as avian influenza, leptospirosis, Crimea Congo hemorrhagic fever, and brucellosis.”

Gaetz and Nadler?!

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WaPo and NYT will still be considered serious media. Wanna bet? They have nothing to lose.

WaPo, Like New York Times, Finally Admits Hunter Biden Laptop Is Real (NYP)

The Washington Post on Wednesday became the second major news outlet to reverse course and admit that emails from the infamous Hunter Biden laptop are authentic — nine months after it obtained them and a year and a half after the New York Post first reported on them. The paper said two security experts used cryptographic signatures from Google and other technology companies to validate nearly 22,000 emails from 2009 to 2019, including messages related to Hunter Biden’s controversial overseas business dealings. Some verified emails involved a deal President Biden’s son pursued with the CEFC China Energy conglomerate for which he was paid nearly $5 million, according to the Washington Post. Other verified emails related to his work for the Ukrainian energy company Burisma Holdings, for which Hunter Biden was paid as much as $83,333 or a month, or $1 million a year.

In October 2020, the New York Post exclusively revealed the existence of Hunter Biden’s emails after being given a copy of the hard drive from a damaged MacBook Pro laptop that the owner of a repair shop in the Biden family’s hometown of Wilmington, Del., said was dropped off in April 2019 and never retrieved. Following the expose, the Washington Post’s “Fact Checker” feature said the paper “has not been able to verify or authenticate these emails” and said there were “fears that the emails could be part of a broader disinformation campaign” by Russia. Washington Post op-eds also called the emails “unverified” and said they “have never been authenticated,” and a news analysis dismissed the New York Post’s reporting as “sketchy.”

On Wednesday, the Washington Post said it was given a copy of the hard drive in June by Republican activist Jack Maxey, who previously worked as a researcher for the “War Room” podcast run by Steve Bannon, a former adviser to ex-President Donald Trump. The paper said it spent months reviewing the data and making two copies of the hard drive so they could be analyzed by Matt Green, a Johns Hopkins University security researcher, and Jake Williams, a forensics expert and former National Security Agency operative. Both experts concluded that the verified emails carried cryptographic signatures that would be hard to fake, even for the best computer hackers. Earlier this month, the New York Times said it had obtained emails that appeared to have come from the laptop and which were authenticated by people familiar with them and the federal tax probe of Hunter Biden that he publicly acknowledged in December 2020.

The Times buried its verification of the emails in the 24th paragraph of a 38-paragraph story that said Hunter Biden had paid off a significant tax debt to the IRS, potentially making it harder for prosecutors to win a conviction or a long sentence against him for tax fraud. US Sen. Ron Johnson (R-Wis.) — who, with Sen. Chuck Grassley (R-Iowa), has been investigating Hunter Biden’s overseas business deals — responded by accusing the Gray Lady of “finally, quietly, covering its tracks.” “I am just amazed that the New York Times just now came to the conclusion that the Hunter Biden laptop was genuine,” Johnson told WABC 770 AM’s “The Cats Roundtable” last week.

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Yes, this.

New York Times – a Bastion of Censorship and Corruption (CHD)

In a bold, but clearly disingenuous, statement from its famed editorial board, “a group of opinion journalists whose views are informed by expertise, research, debate, and certain longstanding values,” The New York Times issued a cautionary statement: “For all the tolerance and enlightenment that modern society claims, Americans are losing hold of a fundamental right as citizens of a free country: the right to speak their minds and voice their opinions in public without fear of being shamed or shunned.” The editorial board pounded the point home: “People should be able to put forward viewpoints, ask questions and make mistakes, and take unpopular but good-faith positions on issues that society is still working through — all without fearing cancellation …. Freedom of speech requires not just a commitment to openness and tolerance in the abstract. It demands conscientiousness…

“We believe it isn’t enough for Americans to just believe in the rights of others to speak freely; they should also find ways to actively support and protect those rights.” Of course, The New York Times should be leading by example. In fact, it has not supported free speech, protected the First Amendment, or allowed honest debate. It has not allowed competing perspectives about the most important issues of the day. Instead, it has been a mouthpiece for greedy corporations and corrupt government officials. In support of the newspaper’s interests, and at the expense of the interests of American citizens, The New York Times censored Robert F. Kennedy, Jr.’s latest book, “The Real Anthony Fauci,” in every conceivable way.

It ranked the book No. 7 on its non-fiction bestseller list even though the book outsold any other book in America that week by thousands of copies. Then it refused to allow Skyhorse Publishing to place an advertisement for the book because its censorship division, ironically called “Standards Management,” decided the book itself constituted misinformation — despite the paper’s stated policy that “Standards” only looks into whether an ad itself is “non-defamatory and accurate.” The New York Times followed up with a scathing hit piece targeting Kennedy as “a leading voice in the campaign to discredit coronavirus vaccines and other measures being advanced by the Biden White House to battle a pandemic that was … killing close to 1,900 people a day.”

The Times accused Kennedy of circulating “false information” — without indicating what that information was or explaining why it was false — and of comparing the government pandemic response to the Holocaust, even though he didn’t do that. Finally, The New York Times refused to review “The Real Anthony Fauci” or so much as comment on its historic grassroots success, even though it’s become a cult classic, selling more than 1 million copies in just four months, and launching a worldwide movement against government corruption and corporate greed. “Despite all the lying, or maybe in reaction to it,” Tucker Carlson told me, “Robert F. Kennedy, Jr. is becoming a legitimate folk hero.”

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Not much left of that country.

Trudeau Gives Himself A Raise The Same Day As Carbon Tax Hike (Bexte)

PM Justin Trudeau is giving himself and every MP a raise on April 1 — the same day he’s set to hike the carbon tax, leaving gas even less affordable. As of April 1, Trudeau’s estimated salary will be $379,404, a $21,604 pay increase. Simultaneously, Ministers will see their salaries rise by an additional $15,865, while backbenchers and senators will be receiving a $10,802 pay hike — more than enough to keep politicians comfortable as inflation skyrockets. Of course, the vast majority of Canadians are totally against this — but it will happen anyway. According to a Canadian Taxpayers Federation Leger poll, 79 per cent of Canadians (nearly 8-in-10) are opposed to MPs receiving a third pay raise since the pandemic started.

“It’s wrong for politicians to pocket bigger paycheques while the people they represent suffer through a pandemic, pay cuts, job and business losses,” said Federal Director of the CTF Franco Terrazzano. “It shouldn’t be rocket science for MPs to do the right thing and stop taking bigger salaries during the pandemic.” He further calls the pay raise a “slap in the face” to all the Canadians who’ve struggled throughout the pandemic. Of course, politicians aren’t the only government employees to receive raises throughout the pandemic. As the Western Standard reported in January, 528, 347 federal and provincial government employees received raises since the pandemic began, all while restrictions were decimating small businesses. “We’ve seen a tale of two pandemics: one full of private sector pain and the other full of financial gain for bureaucrats and politicians,” Terrazzano said at the time.

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But where in Europe is there media freedom?

Media Freedom Report Shakes Greece’s Conservative Government (EurActiv)

Six international organisations for the freedom of the press have published a report accusing Greece’s ruling New Democracy party (EPP) of trying to control media. While the report raises the alarm over a “systemic press freedom crisis”, the government replies that people are still free to opt on what media to follow. In an interview with EURACTIV last week, Pavol Szalai, Reporters Without Borders (RSF) Head of EU/Balkans Desk, said, “The situation of press freedom in Greece is becoming comparable to the one in Hungary”. “We can see a deliberate political will to reduce press freedom. And at the same time, there are other dangerous situations linked to organised crime, which is probably behind the murder of Georges Karaivaz, who is one of the two EU journalists murdered last year”, he added.

The report was drafted following a December 2021 visit to the country. The Media Freedom Rapid Response (MFRR) report noted that the systemic crisis affecting press freedom in Greece has been exacerbated by the New Democracy government’s attempts to “control the message” and minimise critical and dissenting voices. “Newspapers and individual journalists that are ideologically on the side of the opposition or take a neutral stance are singled out by the government for unequal treatment that undermines their journalistic activities. This has been further compounded by a lack of transparency around the allocation of state advertising and its distribution based on established partisan lines,” the report added. The report also says journalists covering migration issues such as pushbacks is becoming “increasingly difficult”.

“The press freedom violations faced by journalists doing so are linked to the government’s restrictive migration policy and an unwillingness to accept public scrutiny of it leading to obstructions to reporting such as arbitrary arrest and detention, restriction of access, surveillance and harassment”. Without replying to any element of the report, New Democracy issued a statement saying the freedom of the press in Greece is institutionally guaranteed. “Every citizen can be freely informed, at any time, through the media of his choice”, the conservative party said. “The report highlights how Greece is becoming a problematic country on issues of press freedom and democracy,” main opposition leader and former PM Alexis Tsipras tweeted.

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When will this be the front page headline everywhere?

Triple Vaccinated Down To The Last 20% Of Their Immune Systems (DE)

According to the latest UK Government figures, most triple vaccinated people in England have now lost 80% of their immune system capability compared to the natural immune system capability of unvaccinated people, meaning they are now down to the last 20% of their immune system for fighting viruses, bacteria, disease and cancer. But this disaster isn’t only occurring in the UK. Official Government of Canada data shows that on average, triple vaccinated Canadians have now lost 75% of their immune system capability compared to the natural immune system capability of unvaccinated Canadians. Meaning they are now down to the last 25% of their immune system for fighting viruses, bacteria, disease and cancer.

And the picture is also the same in New Zealand, with official Government data showing that on average, fully vaccinated people in New Zealand have lost 74% of their immune system capability. In short, because authorities in the UK, Canada and New Zealand have done such a good job at collating and publishing data on Covid-19 by vaccination status, they have exposed the fact that the triple vaccinated population are rapidly developing some new form of Covid-19 vaccine induced Acquired Immunodeficiency Syndrome (AIDS). The body’s immune system primarily defends one’s body against infections like bacteria, viruses and parasites. There are two broad categories of immune deficiency: those that one is born with, and those that are acquired after birth .

Immune deficiency syndrome refers to a broad range of medical disorders that prevent your body from protecting itself from illnesses such as viruses and bacteria. There are a number of different types of congenital and acquired immune deficiency syndromes that can impact the body in a variety of ways. Secondary (acquired) immune problems can result from many causes, including viral infections, malnutrition, metabolic disorders (like kidney disease), and cancer treatments or other medications. Unfortunately, official data from around the world now strongly suggests the Covid-19 vaccines should be added to the list of causes of acquired immune deficiency syndrome.

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    Pablo Picasso Visage 1928   • US Dollar Hegemony Ended Abruptly Last Wednesday – Michael Huddson (PR) • Mariupol Will Become A Key Hub Of Eurasia
    [See the full post at: Debt Rattle March 31 2022]

    V. Arnold

    Pablo Picasso Visage 1928

    I can’t be sure but, I think this portraiture is what solidified my respect for Picasso as an artist…

    Mr. House

    “Hunter and Fauci and Peter Daszak. Fine friends.”

    Something tells me Epstein is also probably involved. Summer 2019 Epstein arrested, July 2019 Epstein “dies”, August 2019 REPO market starts to explode, January 2020 begins the last two years of our lives and now war. Its all connected, something tells me some sort of disagreement between big players occurred in 2019 and covid was the result.

    Dr. D

    This seems pretty smart:
    UK Tree panting, however, WITH multiple varieties, differing speeds of growth, visitor access, food production, and partnership both to plant trees, but also to harvest so perhaps it can pay for itself.

    Usually it’s a throwaway because they want “trees”, knowing nothing, make a cornfield of southern pine or something. Yet diversity is where we have to go. …Aaaaand is also where we were 1,000 and 5,000 years ago, before we got so, so dumb.

    For Raul, Athens apartments Among other things, collective self-finance.

    “Do we really want laws that prohibit driving on Sundays?  How would that affect religious services?” –Phoenix

    It would destroy them better than Covid. So it’s a definite go! The rest? They kill poor people as well as Christians. Win-win.

    Amazon then lobbies for “Critical Exceptions” and PMCs stay home in pajamas, looking out their alarm-installed windows tisk-tisking at the poor saps picking up trash and doing real work outside. A real “Morlock” situation. I’d say that’s a definite. You’ll get every PMC vote, and who cares about the rest of us?

    Anyway, they’re still in the War powers of WWII, AND in the War on Terror “Emergency” act. Like that’s not enough? You can’t unpack a standard, pre-packaged cargo ship IN THE PORT, no strike, plenty of diesel, and you want more power already? Gar, git on w’ ye already.

    They neither follow nor enforce the rules we have, OR make the trains run on time. They’re failing failures of fail. Bad dog. No emergency power.

    Nick Hudson. The only enemy is truth. Truth brings it all down. …Or brings THEM down. It raises us UP.

    “they found that these dollars came in, the only thing they could do would be to recycle them to the United States.”

    Sort of, and that was Kissinger’s plan (or his handlers’) but not being fools, they also bought gold, because the gold pricing was being artificially held down. This –may– have been a known feature? Bug? of the plan. So good, except then the Empire of Violence and Lies stole it. Right out of Switzerland, but also with Air Cargo plans and Seal Teams out of Libya, Ukraine, Canada…

    But don’t worry: gold is an irrelevant barbarous relic that has no value and as Bernanke says, we only hold it for “tradition.” That’s why we keep starting trillion-dollar wars and stealing it by the hundred-ton worldwide. Because it’s a pet rock beanie baby.

    Anyway, the real map to show is the sanctions map. Except you should only have yellow on D.C. alone, and maybe San Fran, and Ottawa alone and maybe Vancouver. That has the entire planet outnumbered by these violent wars-of-aggression weirdos exclusively in Europe and one city block in the Mid-Atlantic.

    That is to say, “The United States is irrelevant.” We have the influence of Brazil. It only remains when we REALIZE we have no power and nobody cares what we say. We can’t defeat illiterate goat-herders. Today’s the day. Germany goes dark and cold, because retarded glue-sniffers would rather kill every citizen than diminish their ego by using rubles. I’m fine with that. I’m sure Russia is too.

    Because they’re Soooooo stupid, and Sooooo psychotic, this is going to take a little time. Buy your corn chips now.

    “Lavrov: Russia, China Moving Towards Multipolar ‘Fair World Order’ (ZH)”

    Past tense. We’ve been in one, they’re just trying to get some violent lunatics to recognize it.

    “Azovstal” Don’t be silly, everybody knows you live by posting photos and clicking Amazon online, not by mining iron, tilling crops, and pumping oil. I’m sure the West will be just fine.

    “Employees paid fines for not saying ‘Good afternoon’ in Ukrainian in stores,”

    Freedom!!! And Democracy. But this is really just like the rest of the West, over Christmas, New Years, Juneteenth, and “How dare you call me sir.” Speech is violence. However luckily violence is NOT violence. So we DO all the violence we want, you just can’t TALK about it.

    “Regime Change” Doesn’t Work, You Morons (Taibbi)”

    It’s hard to even figure this out in the land of the violently insane. Sanctions don’t work, so we do them. We don’t have any other plans and are proud of it. We’re going to save Ukraine and The Children! The Children! by filling it with high-tech weapons and making it a decade-long war zone, official policy. Regime change is what we’re after but you can could the number of times it’s worked on one hand. +70 official CIA attempts to undermine democracy, +20 in the last 20 years alone, and how many wins? Yet we are the apex of freedom and democracy. Now sit down and shut up or I’ll put you in solitary without a trial.

    Once upon a time, many years ago, The Daily Show used to report on this too.

    “ FEC Fines DNC and Clinton for Trump Dossier Hoax (WE)”

    Don’t worry, it will still be true, and Russia will still have changed the vote tally in 2016 despite Obama, Mueller, and everybody else saying they didn’t. Ask any Democrat. Psaki and Schiff are still saying it today. #EmpireofLies

    “Shouldn’t the American people get some answers as to why our government was so heavily involved – via the vice president’s son – in both pathogen research and Ukraine and to make sure Ukraine is not Wuhan 2.0?”

    Duh. No, of course not. “Do What You’re Told!” And what you’re told is, you’re going to have food shortages and will be eating bugs. Get some lentils, shoot your dog. We’ll be eating 5-star in our 5,000sq ft mansions. Surrounded by guards with the guns you aren’t allowed to have, manning the walls that don’t work.

    Matt Gaetz officially enters Hunter Biden’s laptop from HELL into the CONGRESSIONAL RECORD”

    They have nothing to worry about, everybody’s illiterate. I’ve spent 10 years where not a single person will read, ask, or look, and in fact would rather die – literally – than read the NY Times or Harvard Medical. NYT is my top quote for universal Ukraine corruption and Azov Nazis. You’d have to tie somebody down and hold their eyeballs open to get them to read it.

    “People should be able to put forward viewpoints, ask questions and make mistakes, and take unpopular but good-faith positions on issues that society is still working through — all without fearing cancellation”

    Great, when will the NY Times start? This is the paper that banned Tom Cotton, a Congressman, and always banned Trump, a President. Instead it protects the CIA and Corporate interests exclusively, to the very mass-death of its readers, a fact I suspect I could prove in court.

    PM Justin Trudeau is giving himself and every MP a raise on April 1”

    April Fools! Oh, also, there’s no inflation. We just gave ourselves a 20% raise matching the inflation that doesn’t exist.

    “Media Freedom Report Shakes Greece’s Conservative Government (EurActiv)”

    “Conservative” compared to whom? Come to think of it, I don’t think I could name an honestly “Conservative” government-party on the face of the earth. Interesting.

    “Triple Vaccinated Down to the Last 20% of Their Immune Systems (DE)”

    I can’t believe this is true or all 3x Vaxxed would be dead. Also, again, why would this be transmissible? I stopped following the close details of this, but it seems the anti-side has gone over the edge this time. Wind it back and prove your case. One particular aspect of your immune system? Sure maybe. But “Immune System” generally? What does that even mean? But I can’t believe you could walk around for a week with only 20% remaining.

    Alex Antic is listed as Aus Liberal Party. Just registering that fact.

    Dr. D

    P.S. they advertise for Ukraine Donations on the Yemen video above that points out their lying, cheating, mass-arming, child-killing, genocide video.

    And AI marketing is supposed to be so smart. They did harden my resolve to hate them forever, and tirelessly remove them from office though.

    V. Arnold

    VP’s last post (yesterday) was an excersise in racial confusion/bias…
    He, It, She, Her, bullshit about the original statement that anal sex was pedominately between black people…
    He’s (VP) a racist bigot…no question about it…
    I’m amazed at the lack of response to his/it’s post…


    I’m more confused than usual today. Question blitz coming!

    What’s the deal with the laptop?
    Is Biden a front man and the government being run by Obama & associates?
    Is the Clinton faction making it’s final bid to regain power?

    It seems clear the vultures are circling and the senile President’s days are numbered. But they won’t replace him with that scarecrow VP or the other scarecrow leading the House. Can anyone live with President Hillary overseeing 4th of July celebrations?

    If not Clinton, then who do they replace Biden with?


    What an incredible time. Totally surreal. Props to Illargi for keeping on (hope you’re feeling better). What a time to be alive.

    So amongst the continuation of the real-life instigation of Vonnegut’s Suicide booths (minus the Sisters of Mercy) We now have proof that the legacy media were asleep at the wheel (or worse) regarding Biden’s Laptop. We still have the unanimous backing of the West supporting Neo-Nazi’s in Ukraine. World War 3 on our doorstep all because Nuland, Clinton et al have a hard on (make that a strap on) for Putin.

    Legacy media should be disarmed, discharged, dismantled, dismembered and then destroyed. And do it quickly. Before the neocons nuke this planet in a hasty fit of rage, believing themselves justified by their phony press propagandists and willing, docile and consenting populace.

    Veracious Poet


    Well, I’m not sure what “pedominately” means, probably something I don’t want to actually know, but I was talking about a cultural abnormal appetite, compared to other cultures back in the 80s, from personal observations via friends & acquaintances (I was immersed in the culture mentioned during the time frame)…

    I was not condemning, or judging, although I did find it the practice a bit strange when I encountered people bragging about it.

    Full disclosure: I didn’t even know alt. sexual preferences existed until I was about 17.

    My statement was also concerning illegitimate claims by “experts” that AIDS was easily spread by “normal” heterosexual contact, which was a lie, that I assumed based on the “experts” MO was to spread FEAR where it was not warranted…

    I’m actually sorry I mentioned it, as it is icky subject matter, only sorta kinda relevant regarding certain pronunciations spouted over the last two years, specifically concerning Fauci-Stein.

    But hey, if virtual signalling works for you, go for it.

    I’ve always wondered what being cancelled online would be like 😉

    Veritas omnia vincit


    V Arnold- maybe that’s why Ilargi’s pic for today has a tear in her eye.

    Michael Reid

    @ Susmarie108

    Do either of you have any direct experience with a wood furnace? I ordered the Central Boiler Classic Edge 560 HDX Model (for delivery in August). My goal is to eliminate propane as the primary source for heating the boiler. The boiler serves/fuels my Tekmar (Canadian) radiant floor heating system which is the big “draw”.

    I do not have direct experience with a wood furnace. I looked at the link you provided in comment #104962

    My first thought is this system needs electrical power. These days I am of the opinion access to power from a power utility is not a given. If you have your own off grid power system and it is properly sized then it would be possible to have reliable operation in the event of utility loss.

    My location has no utility power but has freezing temperatures so during winter a lack of power would result in freeze up / destruction of the plumbing/water/heat system. A means to remove all water from the system prior to freeze up would be required to permanent destruction.

    The Kitchen Queen that I use does not require power. For that reason it less likely to fail in production of heat

    It sure looks interesting for heating a greenhouse if properly designed for drainage when power fails. Failure would result in crop loss possibly yet not system destruction.


    Fair World Order

    Hudson makes the great point that printing ‘money’ for internal use is very different, and not a problem, as printing ‘money’ for external use, i.e. imorted goods for abroad.

    The Empire of Lies has no industrial base.

    It can’t even make a bucket and mop for everyday use much less steel, water pumps, electric transformers, high speed rail systems, etc….

    China, Russia, India, Iran, probably Vietnam and a string of other countries, are just jumping off the ‘dollar’, poof!

    That’s 3 billion consumers right there, just like that, who want to conduit business in anything except dollars. And it happened with a couple of keystrokes and signatures, shazam.

    Since the Empire of Lies has be buy virtually everything abroad except crappy movie and spectacularly over priced defense boondoggles, the Butthurt is really gonna burn rather intensely.

    Stealing Russia’s reserves almost seems like a Putin chess move; rip the mask off the Empire of Lies and let the whole wide world experience the true technicolor depravity and thuggish inner child of the Neo-Con artists of the USSA first hand.

    Surprise! The Empire of Lies is a Clown in the Moonlight with a hatchet in it’s fisted glove!

    Run for your lives kids!



    • US Dollar Hegemony Ended Abruptly Last Wednesday – Michael Huddson (PR)
    The more dollars we spend in making a military base, all these military expenditures get turned over to the local Central Bank that turns and sends them back to the Federal Reserve or deposits them in US bank accounts. So, it’s the international free ride we get, not a domestic free ride.
    Why keep doing sanctions?
    Sanctions never deter… How to make enemies
    Xamples, ….Venezuela, Cuba, N. Korea, Haiti, …..
    It didn’t happens/can deny, if you are not informed. press freedom?
    The Federal Election Commission has fined the Democratic National Committee and Hillary Clinton’s 2016 campaign for lying about the funding of the infamous, and discredited, Russian “dossier” used in a smear attempt against Donald Trump weeks before he shocked the world with his 2016 presidential victory.
    How to prevent inflation from hurting you
    Pass the cost to consumers

    Trudeau gives himself a raise the same day as carbon tax hike

    Trudeau gives himself a raise the same day as carbon tax hike

    March 30, 2022
    Vaccines don’t boosts your immune system
    • Triple Vaccinated Down To The Last 20% Of Their Immune Systems (DE)


    loss leader

    A commodity offered especially by a retail store at cost or below cost to attract customers.

    An article of merchandise sold at a loss in order to draw customers.

    The Wapo & it’s sister mediawhore, the Painted Lady NYT, are loss leaders for the Empire of Lies.

    Their propaganda value is worth them hemorrhaging money and having only brain dead readers and a fraction of the audience of say, Joe Rogan, who’s pistol whipping them in ‘share’ six ways til Sunday.

    Video clip:

    Joe Rogan pistol whipping the New York Times – a Bastion of Censorship and Corruption for molesting Lady Liberty


    The pain is coming
    Only our news media tells the truth
    Putin is stupid
    Putin doesn’t know what is happening/on the front line.
    Putin doesn’t know how to use a TV remote.
    Putin lies all the time.
    Putin Signs Decree Ordering Gas Exports To Be Halted If Buyers Don’t Pay In Rubles

    “According to our intelligence, Russian units are not withdrawing but repositioning. Russia is trying to regroup, resupply and reinforce its offensive in the Donbas region,” Stoltenberg said to reporters in Brussels.

    In the past days Russia’s military has made no secret about focusing its efforts on liberating the Donbas, which was presented in Western media as a new shift in scope of the Russian war effort.

    Michael Reid

    @ V. Arnold

    Everybody is something at a particular point in time. It is what it is until it is not. I scan the text, extract anything of value and discard the rest. That is how I navigate in this world.


    People can read propaganda in a million places, they don’t need to see it repeated here.

    Maybe Raul doesn’t read his own Debt Rattles?

    Jesus- this blog exists as one big propaganda outlet. Just look at today’s lineup.



    Mr. House

    Deflationista, what is the point of your posts? What is the great i told you so you expect to be able to tell the majority of us? We’re two years into the “pandemic” and aren’t dead yet. I think the odds are in our favor.



    Mr. House

    Perhaps you are the internet personification of the mass hysteria we’ve witnessed the past six years? We come to places like this to get away from people like you, but you follow.

    Mr. House

    Who pays you to do this? Or if no one pays you, what is your motivation? What are you getting personally out of this that keeps you coming back?


    Eurotardistan gonna throw a hissy fit tomorrow when the gas gets turned off!

    The Empire of Lies can not comprehend it when Putin speaks the truth.

    OMG, he can’t do that! but, but, butthurt!


    An on April Fools no less. Nice touch!




    Who pays you to do this? Or if no one pays you, what is your motivation? What are you getting personally out of this that keeps you coming back?

    Oh fuck off with your tired conspiracy. I have been reading here for over a decade. Watching this place descend into another right wing propaganda hub has been disturbing.

    You comment. I comment.

    You can’t take it. Maybe I should start suggesting that you are all paid actors? You know, speak your language.

    The arrogance you dummies must have to think that this piddly ass blog deserves attention from paid infiltrators just adds to the craziness exhibited here.

    Mr. House

    why are you unable to ever answer questions and just shoot off insults? What do you get out of coming here and posting what you post?

    Mr. House

    next: define right wing


    Regarding vaccine acquired AIDS….
    Most all of the articles about it are specifically citing Covid cases among the vaxxed vs. the unvaxxed to make this assessment.
    Every time I read this I think, OK, so the immune systems of the vaxxed are showing less and less capability at avoiding a Covid infection. But is susceptibility to Covid a good measure of immune system performance overall? I don’t know the answer. But the data cited also doesn’t address this, and yet the data are being universalized to apply to all categories that the immune system deals with. Now, I’ve also read other articles referencing specific immune related problems stemming from the vaccine — but these are not presented in a way where population-wide immune performance could be measured.


    This blog exists as one big anti-propaganda outlet.
    I wonder if Putin has signed in to this blog?


    i tried to post this, it had only 2 links, but didn’t see it show up maybe i missed it, if so apologies, see next link.

    Mister Roboto
    Figmund Sreud

    That settles it! Russian President Putin ‘massively misjudged’ invasion of Ukraine, U.K. intelligence chief says the head of Britain’s GCHQ spy agency, Jeremy Fleming!

    Jeremy said, among the other things he talked about, “new intelligence showed some Russian soldiers in Ukraine had refused to carry out orders, sabotaged their own equipment and accidentally shot down one of their own aircraft … and even though Putin’s advisers are afraid to tell him the truth, what’s going on and the extent of these misjudgments must be crystal clear to the regime,” So now, beside Jeremy, you know what British intelligence chief knows for sure.

    Fleming said all above, and more in a speech at the Australian National University in Canberra last Thursday.

    … got that?


    Figmund Sreud

    … coffee time at MoA!

    Anyway, nice collage of odds and sods today by ‘b’:



    So I give up on my previous post. Here, a different topic – one link – to you tube.

    Russia – Ukraine War: Soldiers Collect Civilians After Shelling Attack on Mariupol Frontline


    Audio interview with Gonzalo Lira by Eva K Bartlett yesterday morning. Some old stuff, some new stuff

    Michael Reid

    Regarding vaccine acquired AIDS….

    my parents said know provided the best audio/video of Callender’s interview over at Odysee (Session97 “Open Secrets” starting around 3:16:00).

    The Callender’s interview freaked me out meaning if true we are much more vulnerable to the cull than I anticipated. I have not been able to face doing a detailed analysis of the interview yet. There are so many implications it is shattering. I will approach the analysis over the next few days as time permits.

    At this time, I will comment on some items. Please forgive my paraphrasing and defective memory of the exact details at this time but I am simply trying to communicate some of the broad strokes as I have understood then.

    @ Dr. D
    “why would this be transmissible?”
    From the video, there is an assertion that the mRNA injections contain different pouches of genetic instructions that once inside a cell remain dormant/inactive until triggered.

    Within one type of pouch are instructions to generate marberg / ecoli infections.

    Within another type of pouch are instructions to generate ebola / staff infections.

    To trigger the dissolving of the pouch containing marberg / ecoli instructions one is exposed to 5G cellular radiation and the cell follows the genetic instructions to make it so.

    To trigger the dissolving of the pouch containing ebola/ staff instructions one is exposed to 18 GHz radiation and the cell follows the genetic instructions to make it so.

    When triggered the infectious diseases start as does the spreading of these infectious diseases to others.

    “But “Immune System” generally? What does that even mean?”
    It means the HIV proteins in the injection have helped disarm the immune system from blocking the contents of the injection entering the cells.

    Other issues include:
    A person who has been injected is no longer a person under US law but are instead a different genetic species owned by the patent holder of the genetic instructions. This non homo sapien does not have any rights under the law and has become simply a different kind of animal to own and use.

    It really shakes one’s concept of the world.


    Gonzalo Lira’s twit feed

    Looks like a r’escue’ helicopter to retrive Ukro-nazi leadership from the Azov steel complex was shotdown and it had two french intelligence agents on it, both now dead. Oops!

    “…Further sources indicate the presence of two France intelligence DGSE operatives (both said to be dead) on board the crashed helicopter. This would explain Macron’s desperate please to Putin as of late to organize a French-led evacuation from Mariupol..”


    Gonzalo Lira
    Bojo is talking about “going up a gear” because there are apparently at least a dozen British mercenaries trapped in Mariupol.

    The humanitarian corridors are closed, so the Russians will either annihilate these British troops, or capture them and try them for war crimes.

    Farmer McGregor

    Pablo Picasso Visage 1928

    What more can you say about that which is basically a pencil sketch, except: WOW!


    Some background.

    From Russia Insider, April 2015.

    Ex-Ukraine Interior Minister Gives the Inside on Oligarchs’ Wars and Dealings.

    from the article.

    — Vitaly Zakharchenko served as Yanukovich’s interior minister. He explains how power really works in Ukraine. —


    “Ukraine was developed into an oligarchic state and is currently in the process of redistribution of property. Both the so-called Orange Revolution in 2004/5 and however you want to name the one in 2014 — of course, these were both not real revolutions but essentially oligarchic coups d’etat.

    Oligarchs launch such coups (and, mind you, fund them) in order to exact even greater profit and income. They push their people into power structures and eventually themselves come into power, as Igor Kolomoysky did. And all this is for the sake of one goal: to squeeze out others’ property and to receive preferences from the state towards their personal enterprises …”

    The present narrative re. Ukraine is polarized, on the Evil Russkies attacking innocent Ukr.s be they girlies with braids or valiant patriotic soldiers – to .. valiant Russia reacting to long-lasting agression, too many pokes to the bear, trying to assure its own security, and only attempting to de-nazi-fy, ensure own security, etc.

    Of course in times of war the black-n-white takes over. Underground a lot more is going on. Not that I quite know what.. but the major financial movers are upset….

    Figmund Sreud

    All about banksters financing environmental destruction: … Banking on Climate Chaos

    … and here is a Canadian angle, Canadian banksters contribution:

    Out of the world’s 60 largest banks, here’s how Canadian financial institutions ranked:

    -RBC came in at fifth with $48.4 billion in fossil fuel financing provided in 2021 and $251.2 billion since 2016;
    -Scotiabank ranked ninth with $37.9 billion in 2021 and $186.4 billion since 2016;
    – TD was 11th with $26.5 billion in 2021 and $175.8 billion since 2016;
    -BMO was 15th with $23.5 billion in 2021 and $146.2 billion since 2016;
    – CIBC was 20th with $27.7 billion in 2016 and $112.7 billion since 2016.

    (These numbers were converted from U.S. dollars used in the report to Canadian dollars, based on current exchange rates of US$0.80 to C$1.)

    … yet, yet following is what Canada’s ”Socks” just proclaimed the other day:

    Clean Air. Strong Economy

    … fwiw,


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