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Marcel Duchamp The king and queen surrounded by swift nudes 1912

 

One Glorious Day In Sevastopol 12 Years Ago (Peter Hitchens)
Ukraine is Trying to Goad the US into World War III (Tracey)
Putin’s Last Warning Before Beginning Of The 2nd Phase (Saker)
No, Russia Didn’t Get its Propaganda From John Mearsheimer (IC)
The War on Humanity… (McKinney)
Maria Zakharova’s Full Statement About Russia And Greece (GR)
Foreign Fighters Arrive in Ukraine to Repel Russian Invasion (LI)
Russia’s Yamal-Europe Westbound Gas Pipeline Flows Stopped On Friday (R.)
Russian Showdown and Food Prices (Cortes)
China Ag Minister Says Winter Wheat Condition Could Be Worst In History (R.)
Trojan Horse | The Problem with Gene-based Injections – Part 2 (Remnant)
CDC Warned ‘Criminal’ Fraud Investigation ‘Ready to Go’ After Midterms (BN)

 

 

“The gas price in Europe has more than doubled since February 23: from 88 euros per megawatt hour to a record peak of 212 euros on Friday afternoon. Compared to a year ago (less than 17 euros), that is about a twelvefold increase.”

 

 

 

 

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A Canadian
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“..to give light to them that sit in darkness, and in the shadow of death, and to guide our feet into the way of peace..”

One Glorious Day In Sevastopol 12 Years Ago (Peter Hitchens)

In the long-ago summer of 2010, I found myself in the beautiful harbour of Sevastopol, surveying the rival fleets of Russia and Ukraine as they rode at anchor in the lovely Crimean sunshine. One great fortress was adorned with banners proclaiming ‘Glory to the Ukrainian Navy!’ Another frowning bastion across the water bore the words ‘Glory to the Russian Navy!’ In the streets of that elegant city, with its porticoes and statues and monuments to repeated wars, sailors from the two fleets mingled on the pavements. The Russians looked like Russians, with their huge hats and Edwardian uniforms. The Ukrainians looked more like the US Navy on shore leave in San Diego. It was almost funny to see. I hoped at that time that it would work out well. For the Ukrainians had begun to be silly. In a country crammed with Russians, they were trying to make Russian a second-class language.

Russians who had lived there happily for decades were pressured to take Ukrainian citizenship and adopt Ukrainian versions of their Christian names. The schools were promoting a national hero, Stepan Bandera, who Russians strongly disliked and regarded as a terrorist. And they were teaching history which often had an anti-Russian tinge. Quite a few people told me they felt put upon by these policies. Why couldn’t they just be left alone? Until that point, Ukraine had been a reasonably harmonious country in its 20-odd years of existence. After that visit I saw big trouble coming, both in the Crimea and in the Don Basin, where I also travelled that year. Far out among the abandoned slagheaps of the dying coalfields, I found the decaying semi-deserted town of Gorlovka, now in the midst of an unofficial war-zone, where it has been since 2014.

This town had been officially renamed Horlivka by Ukraine in its high-handed way, though hardly anybody I met there called it that. Gorlovka in those days still hosted the rather pleasant Cafe Barnsley, the last echo of the Soviet days when Gorlovka had been twinned with Barnsley in a gesture of Communist solidarity with Arthur Scargill’s miners. I remember, that boiling hot, almost silent afternoon, enjoying a Russian beer there, while listening to music from a Russian station on the radio. I wrote rather vaguely at the time that the people of Crimea and Donbas were hoping for – and expecting – a Russian future. I thought that if Ukraine wanted to be a rigid ethnic nationalist state, then some sort of peaceful deal with its Russian minority was going to be needed. Little did I know what passions I had touched on.

[..] I would like to end with two quotations. The first is from the American Civil War General William Tecumseh Sherman who said: ‘I am sick and tired of war. Its glory is all moonshine. It is only those who have neither fired a shot nor heard the shrieks and groans of the wounded who cry aloud for blood, for vengeance, for desolation. War is hell.’ The other is from the ‘Benedictus’ in the Church of England’s 1662 Book of Common Prayer, which asks God ‘to give light to them that sit in darkness, and in the shadow of death, and to guide our feet into the way of peace’, which I fervently pray, for I am not sure that anything else will now do any good.

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“His nonstop lobbying offensive included a soaring address Friday to what some media outlets ludicrously described as an “anti-war rally”..”

Ukraine is Trying to Goad the US into World War III (Tracey)

The reason we know Ukrainian officials are trying to goad the US into war is because that’s exactly what they say they’re doing. There is no ambiguity here — at this very moment, a furious multi-front lobbying blitz is underway to solicit full-fledged US military intervention in Ukraine, and therefore open warfare against Russia. To put it bluntly, a foreign country’s representatives are doing all they possibly can to instigate the closest thing anyone on Earth has ever experienced to World War III. At the forefront of this campaign is the president, Zelensky, who’s been transformed overnight into an international folk hero. His nonstop lobbying offensive included a soaring address Friday to what some media outlets ludicrously described as an “anti-war rally” in Frankfurt, Germany.

Such a description is ludicrous because the headline takeaway from the rally was Zelensky passionately condemning the alleged cowardice of NATO countries — for, as yet, refusing to launch a war against Russia. “All the people who die from this day forward will also die because of you, because of your weakness,” he inveighed. In his pro-war advocacy, Zelensky uses the same clever euphemism that has now entered heavy circulation: “No Fly Zone.” At this point, everyone with a bare-minimum understanding of what a US-administered “No Fly Zone” would entail has readily acknowledged that it means direct war with Russia — and by extension a radically increased risk of nuclear annihilation. Still, this is what Zelensky is calling for any chance he gets, in his true-to-form showbiz style.

(For those unaware, his professional endeavors prior to assuming the presidency included a stint as “the Ryan Seacrest of Ukraine,” as VICE once put it, not to mention his role playing the character of “President” on a comedy TV show.) During an interview with CNN last week, masterfully choreographed from his underground bunker, Zelensky was asked what he would tell Joe Biden ahead of the State of the Union speech. His answer: impose the No Fly Zone immediately. To dispel any concerns about the dangers of his demand, Zelensky added that it “does not mean dragging NATO into this war.” Well, phew! That’s a relief. “Frankly, you know, everyone is drawn into the war now,” he explained. Unfortunately, if you actually examine the logic that’s operative here, your relief should quickly turn to dread. Zelensky is saying that NATO (or in other words, the US) has already been dragged into the war.

World War III has already commenced, is what he’s saying. In which case, a “No Fly Zone” wouldn’t really be an escalation per se — it would just be a retaliatory strike in a war that’s already ongoing, whether we like it or not. That’s the argument. In an op-ed generously facilitated by the New York Times last week, Zelensky’s chief of staff — also writing from the storied underground bunker, we’re told — laid out the logic even more clearly. He implored: We are calling on the West to impose a no-fly zone over Ukraine. We recognize that this would be a serious escalation in the war and that it could bring NATO into direct conflict with Russia. But we firmly believe that Russia won’t stop at just Ukraine, which would potentially drag NATO into this conflict anyway. A no-fly zone would at least give Mr. Putin some pause.

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“The logical solution would be to offer the combatants (and the civilians) corridors to exit the city, but the West can’t have that.”

Putin’s Last Warning Before Beginning Of The 2nd Phase (Saker)

Yesterday Putin had a most interesting conversations with members of what look like members of an flight attendant union. We hope to bring the the whole thing subtitled in English later today, but here is the key sentence made by Putin during that conversation: “If the leadership of Ukraine continues to do what they are doing, it will call into question the future of Ukrainian statehood, and that will be entirely their responsibility”. I think that it is important to understand the context in which Putin made this statement. As a reminder
• The Ukronazi armed forces are down to less than 25% of its original size.
• Almost all the remaining forces are in some type or another of cauldrons.
• Russia has full air supremacy
• The Ukronazi fleet does not exist anymore
• In spite of all the propaganda, no help from abroad will affect the outcome of this war
• It appears that Russia will surround Odessa and eventually take control of the entire Ukrainian Black Sea coast

In other words, what seems to be shaping up is that Russia will soon have control over the entire Ukraine except for the western provinces (west of Vinnitsa and Zhitomir). In other words, the war is over, at least militarily. There will be a meeting between Russian and Ukrainian negotiators tomorrow, and it shall be interesting to see if something, anything, will come out of it. The west is clearly determined to heroically fight Russia down to the last Ukrainian. Russia wants to stop this operation as soon as possible, but only after her double goals of 1) disarmament and 2) denazification are achieved. Right now the big question is Kiev. It’s a big city with plenty of civilians and probably 30-50 thousand combatants of all different kinds (VSU, SBU, Volkssturm, deathsquads, looters, etc.). The logical solution would be to offer the combatants (and the civilians) corridors to exit the city, but the West can’t have that.

Now if the Ukies won’t vacate Kiev, then some rather serious fighting will take place inside the city and clearing the city from the Nazis will demand the involvement of a major Russian force. It appears that these forces are now in their staging areas all around the city (except for the south). Think about it this way: the frontline (line of contact) is now very long and the Ukies don’t have enough forces to even try to hold any frontline in such a context. However, remember the number of Russian forces deployed along the Ukrainian border – about 100’000+ or so soldiers? It appears that there are currently not enough Russia forces to fully exploit the Russian advances over the past ten days. Alternatively, we could say that the Russian force is big enough, but that now it has to sharply increase its use of firepower to further develop its operations.

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I watched the 22 min. opening statement/analysis by Maersheimer. Highly recommended.

No, Russia Didn’t Get its Propaganda From John Mearsheimer (IC)

A minor squall on Twitter this past week may have largely gone unnoticed amid the larger hurricane about Russia’s invasion of Ukraine. But it’s worth taking a close look at it, because it illustrates something significant about U.S. foreign policy since World War II, and how propaganda works everywhere. It started when Russia’s Ministry of Foreign Affairs — the equivalent to the U.S. State Department — did something unusual: It tweeted out an endorsement of a 2014 article in Foreign Affairs — the publication of the Council on Foreign Relations, probably the most influential American think tank on U.S. foreign policy. The piece was by John Mearsheimer, a professor in the political science department at the University of Chicago and a prominent member of the “realist” school of foreign policy thought. You can understand why the Russian government liked it, because it was called “Why the Ukraine Crisis Is the West’s Fault.”

This led to a response from Anne Applebaum, a neoconservative journalist who’s currently a staff writer at The Atlantic. “Now wondering if the Russians didn’t actually get their narrative from Mearshimer et al.,” she wrote. “Moscow needed to say West was responsible for Russian invasions (Chechnya, Georgia, Syria, Ukraine), and not their own greed and imperialism. American academics provided the narrative.” The “et al” part is important here. In U.S. political lore NATO was created in 1949 as a defensive military alliance against the Soviet Union and its allies. The reality was somewhat different. But for realists in general, not just Mearsheimer, the Soviet collapse and the end of the Cold War meant that an expansion of NATO could lead to dangerous conflict with Russia.

Fifty American foreign policy leaders, largely realists, wrote to President Bill Clinton in 1997 that pushing NATO’s borders eastward would be “a policy error of historic proportions. We believe that NATO expansion will decrease allied security and unsettle European stability … In Russia, NATO expansion, which continues to be opposed across the entire political spectrum, will strengthen the nondemocratic opposition, undercut those who favor reform and cooperation with the West, bring the Russians to question the entire post-Cold War settlement, and galvanize resistance in the Duma …”

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“We are all Russians now.”

The War on Humanity… (McKinney)

The current situation in Ukraine has once again invigorated the lying Western media and sent them into an anti-Russian frenzy. For the last two years the media has been enthusiastically pushing the genocidal Covid narrative on behalf of the Globalist faction. Whatever doubtful credibility they had prior to Covid they have destroyed with their relentless lies. With an astonishing lack of self-awareness they are now pushing the anti-Russian narrative like the unprincipled mindless hacks that they are. Ignoring both facts and context they are relentlessly promoting war propaganda to justify this hostility to their own beleaguered populations. The unfortunate reality is that despite unprecedented distrust in the media that propaganda works. Anti-Russian sentiment is rising throughout the West.

We have witnessed the same phenomena with the rabid anti-China narrative emanating from Western governments and their client stenographers in the media. The message is clear, unless you are a pliant puppet of the Anglo-American empire, then obviously you are evil and must be destroyed. The truth of course is deeper, the real war the Globalists are fighting is against the citizenry of every country on earth. As the Covid atrocity is being rapidly exposed the repression of the people is the only option open to the New World Order Davos cabal. As has always been the case, a war abroad is the best excuse to impose tyranny at home. The Western Neo-liberal governments of America, Canada, Australia and most of Europe cannot afford to be removed from power. The full anger of the people will be unleashed full power against those who imposed the Genocidal Covid lie upon them.

Trudeau, Macron et al will be held to account (one way or another) for their pivotal roles in this atrocity. They cannot allow that to happen, they have too much to lose. The tragic and unnecessary conflict in the Ukraine can be viewed as the “Great Reset War”. Although targeted towards Russia for media purposes, its real objective is the further subjugation of the peoples of their own countries. The Western Neo-liberal agenda is failing on every front, economically, socially and morally. The Cabal has destroyed the once prosperous and free societies that they governed. The dystopian future that they have planned for the world is now plain for all to see. It has been on display in Canada and Australia, New Zealand and throughout Europe. It is a prospect that should alarm everybody.

“The Great Reset” is the Cabal’s way of ensuring that the same Globalists who plunged the world into chaos are still in charge after the coming inevitable collapse. The Green agenda and the 4th industrial revolution are about de-industrialising the world and destroying successful industrial competitors such as Russia and China. Not surprisingly, neither Russia or China, along with India and Iran are going along with this insidious plan. They are not alone, many countries from Africa, South America and Asia are also gravitating more towards the Russian/Chinese orbit. All have good reasons to be distrustful and angry at the Empire. The Cabal is weak and failing, it has created powerful enemies who are formidable obstacles to the New World Order and the Great reset. Expect this to embolden other countries to resist the Empire’s plans.

Anne-Laure Bonnel

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Greece was for a long time perceived as being closer to Russia than other nations, both at home and abroad. That is why Zakharova addresses the current situation.

Maria Zakharova’s Full Statement About Russia And Greece (GR)

“We noticed the unprecedented campaign launched in Greece to defame Russia’s policy. Senior officials in Athens allow themselves to make crude accusations against our country and its leadership, they are literally competing with their like-minded people. They hypocritically speak of an “unprovoked attack” against Ukraine, for the first time since World War II, a “mass invasion” and so on. It should be recalled that with the efforts, first of all, of the US and its satellites, wars and conflicts have shaken the world for the last decades – the NATO bombing of Yugoslavia in 1999, the operations in Iraq, Syria, Libya, Afghanistan. No one has taken responsibility for the enormous sacrifices and suffering of the peoples of these countries. Today, the crimes of the Kiev regime, which came to power as a result of the bloody coup of 2014, remain in the shadow of the new wave of anti-Russian criticism.

The fact that Crimea and Sevastopol paid for their free reunification with Russia with total blockade and Western sanctions is silenced. In the besieged Donbas, as a result of the neo-Nazi Ukrainian clearing operations, more than 14,000 civilians have been killed in the past eight years, and the Russians have been offered to leave Ukraine. The meaning of the daily shootings can be explained, among others, by the Greek expatriates who live in the territories of the Luhansk People’s Republic and the Donetsk People’s Republic. The European Union has chosen to silently watch the extermination of the Donbass civilian population, becoming an accomplice in the long-standing genocide of the people of southeastern Ukraine. Now Europe, including Greece, is fully integrated into the ranks of the Kiev regime’s advocates, while the anti-Russia hysteria cultivated by the authorities has reached a boiling point.

On this basis, profoundly wrong, criminal decisions are made, including the shipment of weapons to Ukraine. Eventually, weapons will be turned against civilians, including Greeks, by Ukrainian nationalist battalions that use them as human shields and who have already fallen victim to this inhumane tactic. In the name of collective Western plans – to do harm to Russia at all costs – common sense has been sacrificed. Bilateral ties are being deliberately damaged, and Russian-Greek relations, unfortunately, are no exception. Athens actively supports the EU sanctions regime. They accuse us of so-called “energy blackmail”, proclaiming the goal of rapid independence from Russian gas, the uninterrupted supply of which for decades has been a stabilizing factor for the national energy sector. With the collective directive of Brussels, the Greek sky closed for the Russian airlines.

The order was given for the suspension of any cooperation in the field of culture, for the interruption of the Common Dedicated Years. There are calls for a complete cessation of any cooperation. Essentially, for the sake of vague and dubious goals, the Greek leadership was to nullify our own common historical heritage, which only yesterday it characterized as its natural advantage in cooperating with Russia. “Time will put everything in its place, will show who was right and who – the critical one – showed a lack of insight, made the wrong choice. We believe that the eternal ties that unite the peoples of Russia and Greece will withstand these trials as well.“

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Hemingway romanticism?

Foreign Fighters Arrive in Ukraine to Repel Russian Invasion (LI)

At least 16,000 foreign nationals have volunteered to join an “international legion” created to resist Russia’s invasion of Ukraine, President Volodymyr Zelensky claimed, after Kiev lifted visa requirements for anyone willing to fight. “Every friend of Ukraine who wants to join Ukraine in defending the country, please come over,” Zelensky pleaded at a recent press conference, adding “We will give you weapons.” Though the president offered no details on the international fighting force, including the origin of the volunteers, the request comes as Kiev appears to grow more desperate for help in pushing back Russian troops – having already declared martial law and a “general mobilization” of its populace. Those policies include conscription for men aged 18-60 and the commandeering of civilian vehicles and structures, while Ukrainian convicts with military experience are being released from prison to back up the war effort.

Despite the lack of specifics from officials, however, media reports suggest that foreigners from a long list of nations are lining up to enlist. Around 400 Swedes have signed up for the legion, according to the country’s TT News Agency, which cited the group’s coordinator Philip Brannval. The first flight departed Thursday for Poland – thought to be a logistics hub for arms and aid deliveries – and from there the volunteers will enter Ukraine by land, Brannval said. Czech Prime Minister Petr Fiala, meanwhile, announced on Thursday that the government would not punish those seeking to join up with Ukrainian forces, as the country typically prohibits citizens from serving in foreign armies. Up to 300 Czechs have reportedly vowed to ship out. Prague, unlike non-aligned Stockholm, is among NATO’s 30 member states.

The Czech government is also now moving to criminalize speech supporting Russian President Vladimir Putin or the Russian invasion. Czech police report that they are already investigating hundreds of people for alleged support for Moscow, with criminal proceedings in nine cases. A small handful of American, Canadian and German special forces veterans are also set to join the fight, according to interviews by BuzzFeed News. The outlet noted the group – numbering just 10 people in total – is “NATO-trained and experienced in close combat and counterterrorism.” A pair of retired American infantry officers will also fly over to provide “leadership” for the squad, while several other US and Canadian citizens also told Reuters they intend to answer Zelensky’s call.

Canadian Foreign Minister Melanie Joly told reporters over the weekend that Ottawa would leave the decision to fight up to individual citizens. The US State Department, however, continues to urge Americans to avoid travel to Ukraine amid the hostilities.

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“Since December, however, it has been operating in reverse and driving European gas prices higher.”

Russia’s Yamal-Europe Westbound Gas Pipeline Flows Stopped On Friday (R.)

Westbound natural gas flows through the Yamal-Europe pipeline stopped on Friday while Gazprom’s bids for additional transit capacity via Ukraine stand at high levels, data from pipeline operators shows. Flows to Germany via the Mallnow metering point stood at about 101,119 kilowatt hours per hour (kWh/h) earlier on Friday morning and were about 13.5 million kilowatt hours per hour overnight. Russian energy company Gazprom on Thursday resumed westbound natural gas supplies via the Yamal-Europe pipeline to Germany from Poland and booked 7.8 million kilowatt-hours per hour of gas transit capacity via the pipeline for Friday morning until Saturday morning.


The pipeline between Poland and Germany usually accounts for about 15% of Russia’s westbound supply of gas to Europe and Turkey. Since December, however, it has been operating in reverse and driving European gas prices higher. Russian President Vladimir Putin has said that Russia would continue to supply gas to world markets, though the United States and its European allies have been strengthening sanctions against Moscow after Russia’s invasion of Ukraine.

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“Washington’s insistence on hugely escalating the economic war with Russia incites enormous risks, including for our food.”

Russian Showdown and Food Prices (Cortes)

Since the invention of synthetic ammonia-based fertilizers roughly a century ago, yields on crops have rocketed higher, meaning far more output from every acre that is planted. During that same time, the global population went from 1.7 billion to 7.7 billion people, yet agriculture kept pace, feeding a more crowded and prosperous world, largely because of advances in fertilizers. Dependable and affordable foodstuffs became almost a given, especially for America, a land blessed with “amber waves of grain.” Now, much of that progress is put at risk. A Midwestern farmer explains the economics of the situation. Ben Riensche farms 16,000 acres in Iowa and warns Americans: “You think they squawk about having gas go from three to four dollars a gallon? Wait until the grocery bill is $1,000 a month.”


There are two main causes for this massive input price appreciation. The first is the overall explosion in inflation caused by the misbegotten policies of the Biden administration, including his eco-radical war on energy, a critical component of fertilizer production. But the second, new issue is Russia. The US has declared an unprecedent economic war against Russia because of its invasion of Ukraine. While the offense against Ukraine’s sovereignty is inexcusable, Washington’s insistence on hugely escalating the economic war with Russia incites enormous risks, including for our food. Cutting off Russia equates to havoc for farming, right into planting season. Bloomberg’s fertilizer analyst Alexis Maxwell describes Russia’s importance: “No other nation has the same breadth of readily exportable fertilizer supply.” Not surprisingly, the price of fertilizer storms higher. This chart depicts the St. Louis Fed’s Fertilizer Index which combines synthetic ammonia, nitric acid, and urea.

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China is buying up all the world’s food.

China Ag Minister Says Winter Wheat Condition Could Be Worst In History (R.)

The condition of China’s winter wheat crop could be the “worst in history”, the agriculture minister said on Saturday, raising concerns about grain supplies in the world’s biggest wheat consumer. Speaking to reporters on the sidelines of the country’s annual parliament meeting, Minister of Agriculture and Rural Affairs Tang Renjian said that rare heavy rainfall last year delayed the planting of about one-third of the normal wheat acreage. read more A survey of the winter wheat crop taken before the start of winter found that the amount of first- and second-grade crop was down by more than 20 percentage points, Tang said. “Not long ago we went to the grassroots to do a survey and many farming experts and technicians told us that crop conditions this year could be the worst in history,” he said. “This year’s grain production indeed faces huge difficulties.”

The minister’s comments underscore concerns about China’s grain supply at the same time as the war between Russia and Ukraine, which together account for about 29% of global wheat exports, has disrupted supplies causing wheat prices to surge to 14-year highs. However, Tang is confident China can ensure a bumper harvest of summer grain thanks to strong policy and technical support and the improving crop condition for the grain. Fuelled by the Ukraine crisis, wheat prices in China soared to a record this week on existing domestic supply worries. Tang’s comments also come as Beijing has refocused on food security, a long-standing priority for the central leadership that has become increasingly prominent in policy since the COVID-19 pandemic began in early 2020.

China’s state planner said in its own report at the parliament meeting that grain supply remains tight, despite consecutive good harvests in recent years. To address the issue, the National Development and Reform Commission’s (NDRC) report said China will ensure that grain acreage for the year stays above 117.33 million hectares (289.93 million acres). China will also increase the production of soybeans and other oilseed crops, the NDRC said, reiterating top policy priorities in the farm sector. The country will also build up momentum to increase corn output, it said. China’s corn imports surged to a record last year, amid soaring domestic prices and low inventories. China will guarantee the supply-demand balance of grain, edible oil, cotton, sugar and fertilisers through the effective use of reserves and imports, the NDRC said.

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“Before your cells fused with LNPs, they were healthy..”

Trojan Horse | The Problem with Gene-based Injections – Part 2 (Remnant)

Here is a summary of the argument that these injections induce an autoimmune response against the cells which fuse with the lipid nanoparticles (LNP) that carry the mRNA transcript encoding the Spike protein.

  1. Spike-protein encoding genes are wrapped in lipid nanoparticles (LNP)
  2. LNPs are injected into a human
  3. LNPs enter the bloodstream
  4. Bloodstream spreads LNPs throughout the body
  5. Cells fuse with LNP & make the Spike protein – the antigen
  6. Cells then present the antigen via MHC I í! Train killer T-cells
  7. Killer T-cells circulate around the body and destroy any cell that is presenting the Spike protein antigen


This is the critical final step:
• Before your cells fused with LNPs, they were healthy
• After vaccination, killer T-cells now perceive those healthy cells as infected – requiring destruction

This is the definition of an autoimmune response – the host immune system turns on its own healthy cells. Unfortunately for us, this is just one of the consequences of these injections… [..] the aforementioned injections contain an RNA sequence which encodes the SARS-CoV-2 chimeric Spike protein. This RNA sequence is modified, and encased by lipid nanoparticles (LNPs) – fancy talk for nanometer-sized bubbles of lipids. One of the most significant obstacles in gene-therapy is a delivery system. You cannot just rub genes on a person’s skin, or give them a pill to swallow, and hope the genes makes it inside the target cells without degradation.

Lipid-based delivery systems have proven to be an effective mechanism in delivering chemicals, proteins, and gene-sequences to cells & tissue. LNPs serve two functions:
• Protect the payload while it reaches the target tissue
• Seamless fusion of LNPs with cell walls (also lipid bi-layers) to deliver the payload
However, the challenges do not end there. These LNPs have their own weaknesses which ultimately affects their degradation by the host cells. Thus, several other modifications have been developed over the years to compensate for this, including adding charges to the LNP (positive or cationic) and PEGylation (attaching a modified Polyethylene Glycol).


The relationship between RNA, cationic Lipids, and neutral lipids – Ge et al, 2021

Pay careful attention to the above image. As this gene-containing particle enters the cell (cytoplasm), the cationic (positively-charged) lipids allow it to form a lipid bi-layer that stabilizes the payload from the destructive forces inside the cell. The manufacturers will tell you that this is merely to protect the RNA, so it can get to the ribosomes and be transcribed into proteins. But, the cell is far more dynamic and complex. It will not just do what we want it to do.

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“If you think about it, the underlying thesis is, ‘well, the CDC didn’t say that, so therefore you’re spreading medical misinformation.’ But now we learn who’s really been spreading medical misinformation is the CDC.“

CDC Warned ‘Criminal’ Fraud Investigation ‘Ready to Go’ After Midterms (BN)

Dr. Robert Malone, a noted mRNA vaccine researcher, and Dr. Peter McCullough, one of the most-published medical doctors in the world, gave a joint statement to The New American on Friday where they accused the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention of perpetrating “criminal” fraud. “In my opinion, withholding scientific data constitutes fraud,” Dr. Malone argued. “This is scientific fraud. In my opinion, if I was to publish a study in which I had a large body of epidemiologic data, and I decided to only public publish part of it because I wanted to advance some agenda, I would be guilty of scientific fraud. The paper would be withdrawn. I would be kicked out of my academic institution. I would be guilty of scientific fraud. That’s what this is.”

“And the CDC has, I’ve watched it over the years, become more and more and more a political arm and not serving its its function,” he continued. “This is the Center for Disease Control and Prevention. They are the archive of information which physicians have relied on for decades through the MMWR publication. They are the ones that are responsible for providing us the frontline data about what’s going on and where it’s happening and they have stopped performing that function.” “They no longer release that detailed information through MMWR,” Dr. Malone went on. “They have become purely a political organization and arm of the executive branch. And what they have done is in my opinion, obscene. And it is part of what’s underlied the attacks that Peter and I have sustained from the press. If you think about it, the underlying thesis is, ‘well, the CDC didn’t say that, so therefore you’re spreading medical misinformation.’ But now we learn who’s really been spreading medical misinformation is the CDC.”

[..] “There are going to be legal consequences, and I believe they have a choice,” Dr. Malone said. “These government employees that have been participating in hiding this data, they can either be defendants or they can be witnesses. It is time for them to step up and speak out. And if they want do a whistleblower action, speak to Senator Ron Johnson, his office is in business looking for this.” “And when the midterms are done and he’s reelected and the Republicans take the Senate, he’s going to be in charge of the Senate subcommittee on investigations,” Malone added. “And I can tell you that he is ready to go.”

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    Marcel Duchamp The king and queen surrounded by swift nudes 1912   • One Glorious Day In Sevastopol 12 Years Ago (Peter Hitchens) • Ukraine is Tr
    [See the full post at: Debt Rattle March 7 2022]

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    IS THIS THE GREAT RESET?

    Nasty thought.

    Russia was forced into invading. If they hadn’t then atrocities would occur in Donbass, including chemical weapons, until they did. [Blamed on Russia] US/NATO expected it.

    Western media had been fanning anti-Russian support. When the West and its’ minions kept applying ever more sanctions to support the neo-nazis in Kiev, the populace backed it ignoring [or unaware of] any consequences.

    The consequences could be major.

    – The rise in energy costs will mean a doubling of the cost of food and fuel [At least]
    – The freezing of Russia’s banking assets will destabilise the global banking system.
    – There will be de-globalisation when countries and companies feel they can no longer rely on deliveries.
    – The Euro may fail, and even the Dollar. [Probably the Pound]
    – Who will lend to massively indebted countries with failing economies
    – Companies will not be able to afford to build things, no-one can afford to buy them.
    – The EU could fail
    – People will suffer hugely and may cause trouble
    – Censorship of the internet will increase towards totalitarian

    Plus the possibility of nuclear war.

    Everything could unravel! Are some people already planning to pick up the pieces?

    There was never a good reason for any of this to happen.

    [Being paranoid doesn’t mean they aren’t out to get you!]

    #103692
    Veracious Poet
    Participant

    #103693
    Dr. D
    Participant

    Calvin also starts the camera in 2022 and not in 2014 or 1990. Everyone believes so much, they’ll stuff a revolver in their gums! RIGHT AFTER seeing WMD, RussiaRussiaRussia, and CV-19. Squirrel! Okay, whew, they believe it all again.

    “One Bank Sees 10% Chance of “Civilization-Ending Global Nuclear War”, Says Buy Stocks”

    That pretty much sums up the last 40 years. Question is: is it different this time?

    New source for lies information: expected Presidential Candidate DeSantis. His governor press conferences have questions about national affairs, without comment. I’m not sure how common that is for governors, but if I were one, I’d point out this is off-the clock musing. He says Russia has “made a mistake” – the GOP UniParty line – and is going to bleed by a thousand cuts in a ceaseless new Vietnam. That’s their play then. Or they think it is. I think I’ve heard similar words from UniParty HRC, Rubio, etc. Even Trump I think, though it’s not coming to my brain right now.

    This morning’s news, “Volunteers” flood into Ukraine. Uh-huh. Suuuure there are 100k of them, and I’m sure nobody’s helping them, nobody’s paying them, it’s always true that UK, etc stamp your passport into a war zone with a rifle under your arm, etc. Well, having no imagination, at least they learned from Russia inventing this – or more reviving it – in Donbass. Great, boys! Now can you describe to me how this is not WWIII? Russia is going to shoot the s–t out of every one of those Canadians, Britons, etc., and blow up every one of their army trucks, arms-laden Fiats, etc. Don’t get all butt-hurt on me now.

    And if that’s true, why should Russia not send some “Volunteers” to East Jersey? Dumber than a bag of hammers, I tell you, and we have seen this regularly. We do something in Syria or something, next thing you know, there’s a major train derailment or chemical plant fire in Arkansas. At the moment, since the West is determined to cause WWIII, they are matching us via the financial route, shutting off oil, wheat, and fertilizer. Other news, palladium, gasses used for lasers mostly come from Ukraine, and other goodies.

    But it’s important to realize the point isn’t to WIN this war. These people are religious zealots, bringing their new Maitreya or Madhi. They have no plans to “WIN”; the plan is ONLY to smash. The “Three World Wars” plan specifically is CAUSING as much hardship as can be wrought, by every means possible, as CNN with every dollar you have, down to bankruptcy, so as to have a war of all against all, the decrediting of all institutions, the fight of the world against some constantly shifting, well-funded extremists,

    We shall unleash the Nihilists and the atheists, and we shall provoke a formidable social cataclysm which in all its horror will show clearly to the nations the effect of absolute atheism, origin of savagery and of the most bloody turmoil. Then everywhere, the citizens, obliged to defend themselves against the world minority of revolutionaries, will exterminate those destroyers of civilization, and the multitude, disillusioned with Christianity, whose [innate] deistic spirits will from that moment be without compass or direction, anxious for an ideal, but without knowing where to render its adoration, [presently making the state their religion] will receive the true light through the universal manifestation of the pure doctrine of Lucifer, brought finally out in the public view.”

    We can see this now clearly in the actions of this club or cult which is also clearly led directly from the top with associations like the WEF and IMF, NATO and the gang. Biden, even Germany says universally, we must embargo Russian oil. – Okay, normal war, you d–ks. BUT THEY ALSO SHUT OFF ALL OIL AT HOME. No pumping or pipelines here, provably. No nuke plants not any alternatives in Germany, provably. No war rationing or positioning, provably. Therefore, the only POSSIBLE outcome, is the sudden death of a few million (poor) people. Their own citizens, specifically killed on “accident”. Oopsie! Did I do thaaaaaat?

    You want to explain this to me some other way? THEY claim it’s war, but we don’t mobilize? They know the food is cut off, prices double last year BEFORE the war, and will 10x now, but they do nothing? Uh-huh.

    Remember this line? “For then shall be great tribulation, such as was not since the beginning of the world to this time, no, nor ever shall be” Matt 24:21 Yes, but it doesn’t HAVE to happen, it’s not “Prophesized”. They — the WEF, the IMF, Basel, NATO — are specifically MAKING it happen, FORCING it to happen, on purpose, knowing this is their express goal. They’ll still be eating 5-Star, maskless at their 5,000sq ft house at sea-level. It’s only YOUR kids who will starve and they don’t care. How do I know? British kids were white with hunger last YEAR as reported and they ALREADY didn’t care. They were giving golden promises to refugees then sinking them in boats on camera LAST YEAR And those Syrian camps in Greece are still open and still deadly. Athens still has soup kitchens in the streets. …So they won’t care, as they didn’t care, and haven’t cared, and I’m only predicting the present, not the future.

    Or in Islam:

    “The Holy Prophet (S) said: “There will come a time for my Ummah when their rulers will be cruel, their scholars will be greedy and have little piety, their worshippers (will act) hypocritically, their merchants will commit usury and conceal the defects of their buyings and sellings and their women will be busy with the ornaments of the world. Hence, at this time, the most vicious of them will dominate over them, and their good doers will invocate but they will not be answered.” Bihar-ul-Anwar, vol. 23, p. 22

    “The Holy Prophet (S) said: “There will come a time for my Ummah when they will love five things while neglecting five others: They will love this world and neglect the next world. They will love wealth and forget (the Day of) Reckoning. They (their men) will love (corruptive) women and forget the houries. They will love buildings and forget the graves. And, they will love (their) selves and forget the Lord. Those (such people) dislike me and I, too, dislike them.” Al-Ithna ‘Ashariyyah, p. 202

    Now don’t look to them to SOLVE it, they are making choices such as shutting off YOUR food, and YOUR oil, on purpose, right in front of you. Don’t be in denial; they clearly WANT this. They want fewer humans, it’s a planetary imperative to them, and they’ve been saying so for 30 years. Please believe them.

    From out perspective, plan accordingly. Clearly telling anyone won’t get through although I’m at a loss to know what more Biden or Merkel could say to make it any clearer besides sending policemen to your house to shut off the gas and clear out your cupboards by burning your corn flakes in a barrel out back. Thousands, millions, will rather die than believe, than tell the truth for even ONE minute. Johnstone and Niomi Wolf published on this it this week. And that’s not just to others, which might be scary, but to themselves.

    If you don’t tell the truth even to yourself, you won’t have means to cover the doubling of gas and 10x in food this year. Won’t recognize medicine is being intentionally denied to you by any premise than can fabricate. Was 10x in insulin 10 years ago not warning enough? And a 50% rise in crude oil is followed by what, 100% of the time? That’s right, a bank run and stock crash from a liquidity crunch.

    “ Putin’s Last Warning Before Beginning Of The 2nd Phase (Saker)”

    Yes, and we already saw their answer: please PLEASE kill our people, Mr. Putin. We beg you: kill them all. Kill every German, every American, every Slav. Please do our work for us while we eat at the French Laundry and fly to Florida on the private jet during quarantine. Or rather, Putin will do nothing; he’ll just be the excuse. BIDEN will shut off your oil this winter and kill your OTHER grandma. Already has. Don’t think the food embargo nor the bank run can be stopped at this point. London trader Alistair MacLeod says Europe is the weakest due to the Euro/ECB not being real – a thing Armstrong told them in 1998 – and cannot draw on money-printing from member, i.e. national banks. Who are all totally, totally broke. Therefore they will collapse first, in about two weeks. Since one tiny bank could bring it all down in the 90s, or in 2008, OR a Russian bond collapse in 2000, then certainly London, the U.S. will not survive the lock-up and bankruptcy of every bank in Europe.

    Seem extreme? The BIS, etc, just told, oh, say, French banks, that their $15B in Russian bonds, corporate and national, are to be marked to zero. Russia didn’t do that. They might be arguably worth 30%. Basil did that. ON purpose, for no reason and to no end EXCEPT to attack Russia and collapse Europe, unnecessarily, and in fact, incorrectly according to accounting rules. And THEN they told 100% of these banks, “You can’t make your weekly profits on banking for oil shipments, palladium transfers, not in Russia, nor in Belarus, nor Khazakstan, etc.” So what’s that? Another $15B bullet in the head? For no reason but an intentional international suicide pact? A religious death cult of unnecessary smashing? You explain it to me then. While you’re sorting all the food you just brought home on pallets.

    Well they DO get the Force Majeure in Forex and Silver. So yay us.

    #103694
    chooch
    Participant

    apsnaz said,

    “I consider this story to be extremely unlikely. Do you have a source for this alegation?”

    I prefaced those anecdotes with

    “The tails (tales) of human imagination.”

    #103695
    a kullervo
    Participant

    Sanity will return when once again the use of one’s own hands becomes the main tool to kill and prepare the next meal, with women and children witnessing and lending a hand. Yes, vegans out there, you also: someone has to kill the bugs feeding from the things you eat. Pesticides? How do you think those are developed? If you believe that killing in a lab wearing a white coat is any different from killing in a slaughterhouse, or by fishing or hunting, then I feel for you: you are really lost.

    #103696
    Mister Roboto
    Participant

    #103697
    Oroboros
    Participant

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    #103698
    John Day
    Participant

    Beans sprouting in garden, transitioning to spring
    https://drjohnsblog.substack.com/p/extralegal-proceedings?s=w

    What is going on in Ukraine is puzzling when compared to the US invasion of Iraq, “shock and awe”, destroying all of the infrastructure and using explosives against anything that moved or didn’t move. It’s different.

    It’s less difficult to comprehend with a little shift of perspective. If the Russian goals actually are to intervene in the Ukrainian civil war, on the side that has been attacked for 8 years, after declaring independence, and to rid Ukraine of the NATO/US backed nazi forces attacking them, to the benefit of the rest of the people of Ukraine and Russia, then it makes more sense.

    Ukrainian forces dug-in deeply in Mariupol won’t let civilians leave, but are shelling other Ukrainian civilians in the region, inviting counterattacks, which will kill Ukrainian civilians, which is good for who?

    The Russian and Donbass separatist forces are being very patient and selective, and are avoiding damage to cities. Water and electricity are still working in most cities, and gas is flowing through pipelines.

    The narrative in the west has been sold very well to most populations, but inquiring minds still want to know. Yves Smith at Naked Capitalism, who is careful and very conservative, but not a sycophant has tried very hard to get at what the facts may be and has come up with a remarkably similar perspective to mine, with the same motivation. Moon of Alabama, a German blogger, has raised that point. An important factor in Zelensky-the-peace-with-Russia-candidate’s transformation may be that he met the Azov battalion, who would not take orders from him, and threatened his life if he acted against what their stated goals for the nation were, repeatedly, consistently. Yarosh: if Zelensky betrays Ukraine, he will lose not his position, but his life

    https://www.moonofalabama.org/2022/03/zelensky-and-the-fascists-he-will-hang-on-some-tree-on-khreshchatyk.html

    When I see Zelensky saying that “he won’t negotiate with a gun to his head” and also say that “the only route to peace is through a direct negotiation between him and the Russians”, I think I understand his meaning. If he can be separated from those with a gun to his head, he can then negotiate for peace.

    Andrei at Vineyard of the Saker is battle fatigued at this point, being a Russian in the west, but explains in more detail the Russian objectives, as I just did, and how the events on the ground make sense, as I just did, but in more and better detail. Importantly, the Russian forces much prefer patience to harming civilians, or allowing civilians to be harmed. We Americans might be this kindly disposed to Canadians in a similar situation. Day #10 of War, update with perspective.

    Day 10 of the Russian special operation in Banderastan

    Moon of Alabama had a piece yesterday, updating the glacial tightening of Russian military encirclements and some special actions, but also the ethnic and religious differences of different parts of “Ukraine”, which are good tags for the hostilities seen between groups thrown together in a “country”, which could not work together to become a nation. This is an old imperial policy. Modern Ukraine was pieced together to serve German, and then Soviet interests beginning in WW-1, through to the USSR days of Khrushchev, who added Crimea to help a political deal work. The old religious boundaries reflect multiple different perceptions of nationality within the country. Galicia is important.

    https://www.moonofalabama.org/2022/03/disarming-ukraine-day-9-europe-increases-its-own-losses.html#more

    Again, to understand the inscrutable Russian, you have to listen to them… They kept saying the same thing, politely, for a long time. Turns out they meant it.

    Scott Ritter says the Russian president is working from a 2007 playbook, when he warned European leaders of the need for a new security framework to replace the system built by the U.S. and NATO.

    Putin: Crazy Like a Fox

    #103699
    Jhem
    Participant

    “Hemingway Romanticism”? Hardly, my grandfather would have looked at these veterans with pity if not outright ridicule. First off, he would have asked them, “why didn’t you anything for the people of the Donbas for eight years?”
    “Where were you?” he would have said.

    After that he certainly would have pointed out that this is not the Spanish Civil War and they would not be defending Ukraine against the fascists. The fascists (neo-nazis in this case) are an integral part of the government of Ukraine. But then maybe these veterans are fascists themselves, in addition to being fools.

    #103700
    Oroboros
    Participant

    The Empire of Lies has a contender for it’s New Theme Song

    This kicks ‘America the Beautiful’ to the curb.

    #103701
    John Day
    Participant

    ​ This article looks into the abyss of a world which suddenly finds itself more threatened by a revocable-dollar as reserve currency, and may soon have better options​.
    Russia’s central bank had $US 630 billion in reserves a week ago, then suddenly, the US revoked those reserves, revoked the validity of those IOUs, made the dollars cease to exist in that moment. Only the US can decide to reinstate those promises, but why should it do so? It’s like Google cancelling you for an unspecified “violation”. You find that you do not have something that you own, even though you gave up a lot that you did seem to own, in the deal to “own” it.
    Which countries are moving to something else, or about to do so? Saudi Arabia is on the list…
    On the Cusp of an Economic Singularity
    https://doomberg.substack.com/p/on-the-cusp-of-an-economic-singularity?s=r

    The War on Humanity
    The Empire doesn’t care about the Ukrainians anymore than they care about the people in their own countries. It is about maintaining control over humanity.

    The War on Humanity…

    ​Steve Kirsch, ​ License to kill
    There’s no doubt about it: the vaccine companies have a license to kill. They can kill as many people as they want and nobody in America is going to stop them. It’s all perfectly legal.
    https://stevekirsch.substack.com/p/license-to-kill?s=r

    In December 2020 two engineers with Moderna leaked information that Moderna mRNA gene-therapy “vaccines” were having batches of secret ingredients added manually and not documented in the process, as a matter of course, due to “secret ingredients in adjuvants”. the engineers found these to be insertions for a gene that would promote cancer, which lipid micelles would target the liver, and recessive genes, to target the ovaries, which would lead to female infertility, especially in subsequent generations. Recent findings confirm these allegations. Thanks Luc.
    https://live2fightanotherday.substack.com/p/lasting-legacy-of-trojan-horses?s=r

    Judge Unseals 400 Pages of Evidence, Clears Way for Pfizer Whistleblower Lawsuit
    A whistleblower lawsuit alleging fraud during Pfizer’s COVID vaccine trials is moving forward, after a district court judge unsealed the complaint, including 400 pages of exhibits.
    https://childrenshealthdefense.org/defender/judge-evidence-pfizer-whistleblower-lawsuit/?

    #103702
    Oroboros
    Participant

    ‘Greece was for a long time perceived as being closer to Russia than other nations’

    This is about the Great Schism in Christianity between Western Roman Catholic and Eastern Orthodox.

    The Western Roman Empire shitthebed in the mid 5th century due to utter pathological depravity.

    The Eastern Roman Empire went on another Thousand Years in Constantinople before falling to Muslim Crusaders.

    The Roman and Orthodox clergy have been having a grudge match ever since.

    The Roman Catholics have penis envy because the Eastern Orthodox out bested them by a Millennium

    Hell hath no fury like an ideological sect proven wrong.

    The Saker covers this subject like white on rice.

    Here’s a search collection of articles on the subject from soup to nuts at The Saker

    https://thesaker.is/?s=Schism

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    #103703
    Kassandra
    Participant

    So, I admit, I’m a Dr D fan, although sometimes I think he goes too far or a little off the rails. But this just nails it 100%. I really wish I knew who you are in real life. I need more people like you around.

    Debt Rattle March 7 2022

    I have a question, just something I have been thinking about. I escaped a city in 2020 for a rural area, but land prices here were totally out of reach, I’m actually really lucky I was able to buy a house in town (a town of about 20k, including a University). I have enough savings to pay off this house, but I have been keeping it in savings for when/if land prices soften. But honestly, I’m terrified of the situation the banks are in, and having that much cash savings. If I pay off this house however, I’ll not have enough left to jump on land if it comes up and prices soften. I feel like there’s no right answer right now, things are that screwed up…

    #103704
    Figmund Sreud
    Participant
    #103705
    those darned kids
    Participant
    #103706
    zerosum
    Participant

    GO AND KILL

    All that I hear, Everywhere, all that l hear, from everyone that has a position of power, a position of leadership, a position of life or death, a position of influence,
    millions, will rather die than NOT believe those prophets.

    #103708
    phoenixvoice
    Participant

    As I’ve mentioned before, I receive food stamps. For over 7 years I’ve managed to use them to pay for all of the food for myself and the kids, except for hot pizza some Fridays, fast food now and again, and restaurants a few times each year. In addition, I pick up food from a local food bank monthly. 2020-2021 was WEIRD. Since the kids were home from school much of those years, some deal between the schools and the government led to huge increases in the food stamp allotments. My spending habits relaxed slightly, but not much, and I now have a sizeable food-money cushion. This Thursday I plan to sit down with my kids and explain what is going on with Russia and Ukraine, why food prices are going to soar, and why we need to start considering how to trim back our food expenses, so that our “food nest egg” lasts as long as possible. For me, I will give up the many flavored sparkling waters, switch to regular plain yogurt rather than the more expensive Greek yogurt, and I’ll get some plain kombucha so that I can grow my own scoby and start making my own kombucha.

    10 years. I wonder how this decade will affect my children? My grandparents grew up during the Great Depression, my grandfathers fought in WWII. Their views were strongly shaped by these life experiences. And not in a bad way. Although sometimes in quirky ways — when one grandmother died at age 95 one of her kitchen cupboards contained large stacks of cleaned styrofoam meat trays. She didn’t believe in wasting ANYTHING. (She also washed the plastic over the meat trays for reuse.). Another grandmother refused to shop at thrift stores and wanted everything to be NEW. One grandfather died in his early 60s of lymphoma, which I’ve since learned was likely due to exposure while he was in the military.

    Of course, my grandparents were my grandparents because THEY SURVIVED. Surviving with integrity — wholeness — is an imperative.

    #103709
    zerosum
    Participant

    Want add for a Mercenary
    Your plane for a one way trip.
    Be a pilot for a one way trip.
    Become a hero.

    #103710
    Maxwell Quest
    Participant

    The Batman cartoon was so good I polished it up for further distribution.

    You Hate Russians Now

    #103711

    Foot: meet bullet.
    Abel: meet Cain.
    Bubble: meet pin.
    Bullet: meet brain.

    #103712
    phoenixvoice
    Participant

    @ Kassandra
    A definite quandary. My sister and brother-in-law are in a comparable situation. Another alternative would be precious metals. Although, truly, we are in strange times. Diversify. Don’t put all of your wealth in cash, nor in metals, nor in your home. Create your own plan. What things will you definitely need in the next five years? Buy them before the price goes up if storing them is an option. A freezer? A generator? A food dehydrator or home-canning equipment? Bullets? (Could be used as currency in a pinch.) Invest in property that does not interest you now but that should be easy to sell later? Or, income generating property? Assuredly, the standard thought of letting cash sit in the bank is not looking very stable right now.

    #103713

    Kassandra,

    From what I have read, in times of asset bubbles you need to preserve wealth by holding your wealth in something that will rise when the bubbles are burst. That rules out stocks, bonds and real estate. With the Fed having to choose between pumping air into stocks OR bringing price inflation down for the Hoi poi little folks, who do you think a cable of bankers will choose? So the dollar will be sacrificed….

    Hence what these experts suggest is the old standby gold and silver. Problem at the moment is that with the events of decline speeding up, more people are moving to these life rafts.

    For your consideration at least.

    #103714
    Figmund Sreud
    Participant

    Latest news from Bizzaro part of the world, Canada:

    Canada just announced a further round of sanctions against Russia. Yes, … from “Londongrad”, UK, out of all places, … following a meeting with BoJo, … and the queen, and some other important guy from Netherlands [Prime Minister, I think ]

    Canada’s Prime Minister Socks [Trudeau] did just that at the suggestion provided to him by Alexei Navalny, the currently jailed – for embezzlement – Russian opposition leader and acknowledged racist.

    Normally – at least to date, Canadian non-financial Finance Minister [ and Deputy Prime Minister ] has been issuing sanction directives against Russia, … but most likely, by now, she simply run out of further ideas.

    Canadian sanctions, among other financial limits, have targeted hundreds of officials in the Russian government and a much smaller number of Russian oligarchs. This latest round added further 10 individuals to the sanctions list.

    F.S.

    #103715
    zerosum
    Participant

    How to make friends
    …. the sanctions list.

    #103716
    John Day
    Participant

    Michael Hudson has a piece on the Western financial regime’s suicide by attacking Russia on N.C.

    America Shoots Its Own Dollar Empire in Economic Attack on Russia

    Gold, too. Russian GOLD is no good anymore.
    https://www.zerohedge.com/markets/russian-gold-barred-worlds-largest-gold-market

    Gold has always been accepted, even during world wars, by the other side…

    Who is writing this script. It is very bad for the US/NATO interests.
    Perfidy…

    #103717
    Oroboros
    Participant

    @Maxwell Quest
    As a young man I once had a job as a supervisor on a large construction site. Since I was the youngest and least experienced, I got the worst duties. Gotta pay your dues. One of my tasks was keeping the prostitutes off the job site, mostly for insurance purposes.

    No one was particularly ‘morally offended’ or triggered by the mere existence of hookers plying their trade. My boss just didn’t want to explain to our insurance company why a hooker had accidentally gotten injured or died on our job-site.

    I got the ‘shoo fly don’t bother me’ duty as the nickname called it. It was a constant problem, it seemed like every minute of the day. When I first started, I was amazed the Working Girls were there at 7:00 am in the morning just as we started the day. So I asked in the interest of small talk, “I thought you ladies worked at night?” The funniest of the group told me, “Sugar, we’re like a ’round the clock amusement park, we’re always open for business”

    I realized quickly that to try and keep them off the site completely was impossible, large site, just me, and I had other responsibilities. Plus the workmen enjoyed this ‘catering service’, if I came down too hard on it, I’d catch hell from the construction crews, if I didn’t do anything about it, I’d catch hell from my boss.

    It was my first professional dilemma and encounter with realpolitik on the job.

    The ladies wouldn’t listen to me, they’d leave temporarily then just float back a little while later. I realized I would have to deal with their pimps. Some were difficult but most were accommodating to my position.

    I explained the rock and the hard place I was in, and being super street savvy they got it instantly and we proceeded to negotiate a solution that was mutually beneficial to both our interests.

    The most approachable and also the best natured and funniest of the pimps was open to discussions.

    I suggested ‘we’ have any ‘business transactions’ conducted at the periphery of the job-site in areas out of harms way with the least visibility. I said that I would probably not see anything. This was very do-able by him and I enjoyed some fabulous major league baseball seats that summer. My boss never mentioned anything again and the jobsite crew seemed happy. A win-win, but not according to the letter of the law.

    Later that year, my boss said he gave me the ‘shoo fly the hookers’ job to help educate me into how the real world actually conducted itself instead of the imaginary ‘Truth, Justice and the American Way’ propaganda I’d grown up learning in school, church and comic books. He liked my ‘solution’, I’d passed the test.

    In the course in dealing with this one pimp, I asked him to explain the terms ‘dope slap’ and bitch slap’ and whether they were interchangeable.

    He said, ” hell no, different forms of communication.”

    “The Dope Slap is the back of the hand up the side of the head.” He said, “the Dope slap is a casual message to not be stupid and pay attention!.”

    “The Bitch Slap is the open palm straight across the face, one cheek to the other. This is not a casual message, it’s saying “pay very close attention, you fucked up big time, once more and you’re finished!”

    So Batman is Putin and the EU is receiving ‘the bitch slap’, and by proxy, so is the US.

    ‘Batman’s” message to the US and EU is the same:

    “This is not a casual message, it’s saying “pay very close attention, you fucked up big time, once more and you’re finished!

    #103718
    SeaBirds
    Participant

    Here is an interesting article in RT today written by Scott Ritter, for anyone unable to access RT directly (doesn’t appear to be posted on rumble). I have taken out the embedded links to reference articles, and copied the text only below.

    Scott Ritter is a former US Marine Corps intelligence officer and author of ‘SCORPION KING: America’s Suicidal Embrace of Nuclear Weapons from FDR to Trump.’ He served in the Soviet Union as an inspector implementing the INF Treaty, in General Schwarzkopf’s staff during the Gulf War, and from 1991-1998 as a UN weapons inspector.

    China pushes back against the US in the Pacific
    Published: 7 Mar 2022 | 16:50 GMT

    Beijing has warned the US against creating an Indo-Pacific version of NATO and supporting Taiwan

    While China has made it clear that there is no direct correlation between Ukraine and Taiwan, noting that Taiwan is an integral part of China, its silence on Russia’s use of force should give pause to those who may doubt Beijing’s willingness to resort to similar action when it comes to defending its own territorial claims.

    As the US and NATO struggle to deal with the unfolding crisis in Ukraine, China’s Foreign Minister, Wang Yi, has issued a warning to the Biden administration not to repeat the mistakes made in Europe by attempting to create a Pacific version of NATO to contain and constrain China. Wang’s comments were made at his annual media conference as China convened the National People’s Congress, the country’s top legislative body, in Beijing on Monday. Calling such plans “perverse actions” that “run counter to the common aspiration of the region for peace, development, cooperation and win-win outcomes,” Wang declared that if they were implemented by the US, “they are doomed to fail.”

    Australia demands China end ‘chilling silence’ READ MORE: [link]

    Wang also criticized the US for expanding its ties, including military cooperation and weapons sales, with Taiwan. Such policies, Wang warned, “not only push Taiwan into a precarious situation, but will also bring unbearable consequences for the US side,” adding, somewhat ominously, “Taiwan will eventually return to the embrace of the motherland.”

    China has made no secret about its claim to Taiwan, or its ambition to make good on that claim through any means necessary, including military force. While the prospects of any near-term military action by China against Taiwan have been viewed as remote, the Russian offensive in Ukraine has caused many observers to reconsider that position.

    The Chinese concerns are not imaginary, but rather drawn from a direct reading of the guidance published by the Biden administration in the Spring of 2021. “Our democratic alliances,” President Joe Biden declared in his interim national security strategic guidance, “enable us to present a common front, produce a unified vision, and pool our strength to promote high standards, establish effective international rules, and hold countries like China to account.”

    “That is why we will reaffirm, invest in, and modernize the North Atlantic Treaty Organization (NATO) and our alliances with Australia, Japan, and the Republic of Korea—which, along with our other global alliances and partnerships, are America’s greatest strategic asset,” he added.

    A plain reading of that text clearly shows that the US was pursuing a NATO-like alliance in the Pacific solely focused on the issue of “holding China to account.” It is in this light that one must view partnerships such as the “Quad”, a military partnership between the US, Japan, India, and Australia, and the newly constituted AUKUS alliance composed of Australia, the United Kingdom, and the US. Both organizations exist solely to coordinate a military response to China’s expansive presence in the Pacific region.

    US accused of trying to create another NATO READ MORE: [link]

    As if to drive home the point that it will not stand by idly while the US conspires against it, China announced on Friday it was conducting a week-long military exercise in the South China Sea, near the territorial waters of Vietnam. While the scope and scale of the exercise is limited—encompassing a six nautical mile radius—its messaging was clear: China is prepared to use force, if necessary, to defend its disputed territorial claims in the region. The announcement of the exercise came on the heels of a series of military moves near Taiwan, where the transit of a US naval vessel through the Taiwan Strait was countered by the sortieing of Chinese military aircraft into Taiwan’s air-defense identification zone.

    Many experts and observers were surprised by Russia’s decision to intervene militarily in Ukraine. When it comes to China’s readiness to go to war over Taiwan, there should be no such uncertainty. This point was driven home by none other than the Chinese Ambassador to the US, Qin Gang, in comments made to the US media on January 28. “The Taiwan issue is the biggest tinderbox between China and the United States,” Qin Gang said. “If the Taiwanese authorities, emboldened by the United States, keep going down the road for independence, it most likely will involve China and the United States, the two big countries, in the military conflict.”

    Qin Gang’s comments were made a week before Russian President Vladimir Putin met with China’s Xi Jinping in Beijing, where they issued a 5,000-word joint statement reaffirming “their strong mutual support for the protection of their core interests, state sovereignty and territorial integrity.”

    “The Russian side reaffirms its support for the One-China principle, confirms that Taiwan is an inalienable part of China, and opposes any forms of independence of Taiwan,” it reads.

    The fact that Russia signed on to such a statement knowing full well that China had committed to the use of military force to defend its claims regarding Taiwan underscores the seriousness of the Russian-Sino joint statement and helps explain Chinese silence when it comes to Russia’s actions in Ukraine, which run afoul of China’s long-standing objection to military intervention.

    Russia-China trade turnover up almost 40% in two months READ MORE: [link]

    China knows that any military action against Taiwan would bring with it economic retaliation on the part of the US and its allies. Like Russia, however, China holds significant cards in its hand, and any Western effort to punish it with economic sanctions would bring about a response which could cripple the economies of those targeted. Moreover, any military action against Taiwan would, in and of itself, have dire global economic consequences, especially in the field of semiconductor manufacturing. Any military conflict involving Taiwan would have a crippling impact on the global electronics market, dependent as it is on the computer chips produced by Taiwan.

    The relationship between Russia’s action on Ukraine and any move by Beijing against Taipei, or active defense of its South China Sea territorial claims, is real. While the conflict in Ukraine is thousands of miles away from either Taiwan or the South China Sea, the lessons on how the West is reacting to Russia’s attack are, without question, being closely studied by the Chinese leadership with an eye on how the West might respond to any future Chinese military action.

    #103719
    Figmund Sreud
    Participant

    Via saker.is – Putin’ luncheon with Russian fly attendants: … vid and translated transcript of one loaded question from a nice lady and a winded answer from Putin. Most worth of a careful read and and a careful ponder. Vid is about 24 min. long – in Russian.

    … without my comments, link:

    Extremely important statements by Putin (MUST SEE!)

    F.S.

    #103720
    Figmund Sreud
    Participant

    John Helmer on latest polling Russians.

    … snips:

    Nationwide polls revealed brimming Russian confidence in the future and also in the political leadership of the country in the month of February, …

    The single largest jump in confidence in Putin and in Prime Minister Mikhail Mishustin was registered in the week of February 20 to 27; …

    The first, and so far the only Russian poll to have been taken on the operation itself and published on March 5, shows 84% public support for the army, the highest level ever recorded; and 71% approval for the operation in the Ukraine. Disapproval was reported by one in five Russians, 21%. The poll was taken by telephone last week, and was published by the All-Russian Centre for the Study of Public Opinion (VTsIOM) on March 5. …

    … whole enchilada:

    RUSSIAN OPINION POLLS SHOW SUPPORT FOR KREMLIN WAS SURGING BEFORE THE MILITARY OPERATION BEGAN – AND HAS CONTINUED

    F.S.

    #103721
    chooch
    Participant

    This messaging/labeling is gaining traction.

    The convergence between Trump grassroots and Putin grassroots propaganda is nearly complete.

    This was interesting.

    Getting the sense that Putin is not playing a role in the “Great Reset” agenda or that he was duped into this. In the moment, the question of wether he is delusional is still on the table.

    Found the following video helpful in establishing context and motivations.

    https://www.arte.tv/en/videos/103642-000-A/russia-putin-s-world-view/

    #103722
    teri
    Participant

    From article by G. Doctorow:

    […] In particular, one vitally important 3.30 minute video of Russian military spokesman Igor Konoshenkov yesterday and this morning remains accessible on youtube. I will detail below what he was saying, because the messenger and the message concern whether you and I will live to see another day.
    Konoshenkov’s points in this video were the following:
    1) Russia has now destroyed the entire Ukrainian air force that remained within the confines of Ukraine
    2) There are also Ukrainian fighter jets that left the country and are now parked in Romania and other neighboring countries. If these planes are allowed by local authorities to take off from Romania, etc. and enter Ukrainian air space, Russia will consider the country from which they took off as a co-belligerent and will take appropriate action against them. The subtext is that Russia is ready to make missile strikes against NATO airfields that transgress the rules of war.
    3) Russia is now about to destroy all military industrial complex factories in Ukraine and has formally warned all employees of these factories to leave the premises and stay away
    4) Russia has received documentation from Ukrainian health authorities on the production of biological weapons  (anthrax, Siberian plague and much more) by Ukrainian labs in Kharkiv and elsewhere in cooperation with the United States. Stocks of such weapons were being stored in direct violation of international conventions.  On 24 February, in advance of the start of Russia’s ‘special military operation’ in Ukraine, the Ukrainian health authorities destroyed these illicit biological weapons. However, Russia has obtained the official documentation certifying this destruction of what should never have been there. Moscow is now studying this documentation, which indicates United States participation in the development of the biological weapons and will publish the incriminating documents, starting from yesterday.
    5) Russia has also obtained documentation proving that Ukraine, in cooperation with the United States, was since the presidency of Petro Petrushenko, actively developing nuclear weapons, including “dirty” nuclear devices using readily available fuel from its reactors.  Such activity was going on in the Zaporozhye nuclear plants, and it is very likely that the fire reported at a ‘training unit’ adjacent to an active reactor two days ago related to destruction of incriminating papers, if it was not otherwise a ‘false flag’ operation to allege a Russian attack on the power station, in violation of international law.
    From this list, the most threatening to European peace in the immediate days ahead is point 2, regarding Ukrainian aircraft based outside of Ukraine and being assigned missions to fly back into Ukrainian air space to thwart Russia’s ongoing military offensive.  This bears directly on the patently insane plans of Secretary of State Blinken to allow the Poles to transfer to Kiev, its stock of Soviet era MIGs for missions into Ukraine.
    As regards American involvement in the illicit production of biological weapons and of dirty or other types of nuclear arms, we may expect very heated discussions in the United Nations and other forums in coming days.
    In the context of the Russian recovery of incriminating documentation that exposes foreign aiders and abetters of Ukraine’s hoped for but not yet achieved production of weapons of mass destruction, it is entirely possible that this explains the sudden and unanticipated flight to Moscow of Israel’s President Bennett two days ago for urgent consultations with President Putin. So far accusations of foreign participation are directed solely against the United States. […]

    You won’t know what hit you and why

    #103723

    So the parasitic class finds itself up a tree.
    They’re gonna extort the people who would otherwise [finally] come out and say- “Covid was all a fraud! And many are gonna be messed up because of it.”
    The bad guys are gonna say “If you don’t play along and keep quiet, we’re gonna drop a nuke here and there. We’ll say all the side effects are from nukes. You want that on your head?”

    Kinda like the great extortion of 2007/8: give us the money or there will be riots in the streets.

    #103724
    zerosum
    Participant

    TAE and other bloggers are a minority.
    Our elitist snobs are dominating the microphones.

    #103725
    Maxwell Quest
    Participant

    @Oroboros

    Thanks for the lesson. My hat’s off to you for your ingenuity in handling the hooker dilemma at such a young age. I can guarantee you that put in the same situation I would’ve failed miserably. Thanks to my Dickensian upbringing, along with a host of other innate deficiencies, I had little skill when it came to people-related issues. Luckily, I was able to find a career in microelectronics. There were times when I was encouraged to move into management, but I resisted. For one, I loathed going to meetings, and secondly, I found my greatest happiness when solving technical problems for the company or my customers.

    I’ve spent the last half of my life working my ass off to make up for those early deficiencies with some success.

    I hope you are right about Russia. I’ve been a Putin admirer for many years, but he is up against a global cabal that is as ruthless as it is reckless. They seem intent on putting the entire world at risk to achieve their goals. Nothing less than smashing them to pieces and driving the remainder from every sanctuary will suffice in order to create a lasting peace.

    #103726
    Oroboros
    Participant

    There is nothing delusional about Putin. He is very meticulous (he’s a lawyer and dots all the I-s and crosses the T-s) and can intellectually run rings around the vast majority of world leaders and maggots like Klaus Scab and his minions.

    ‘Old White Joe ‘ is delusional and demented

    Klaus Scab is delusional and demonic

    Justin Turdeau is delusional in black face

    Boring Johnson is delusional and drunk

    ‘Oaf’ Scholz is delusional on suicide watch

    Volvo Zelenskyy is delusional playing a cokehead comedian

    Putin’s position is clear as a ringing bell.

    If we wake up tomorrow and the Cuban government has invited the Russians to place hypersonic nuclear missiles in Cuba, again, those of us who are not delusional know the reaction that would ilicet from the Empire of Lies© in DC.

    By the way, the old ICBM’s from the Cuban missile crisis in 1962 were very slow compared to the new super-duper hypersonic Russia one’s of today.

    Russia’s Kh-47M2 Kinzhal hypersonic missile, are capable of reaching Mach 10 speeds (7672 mph)

    The distance to Houston from Havana is: 1134 miles

    That about 8 or 9 minutes to til Houston is a Big Glass Bowl.

    It’s that special!

    Most American Sheeple don’t know or even remember that Cuban missile crisis was started by the US placing nuclear missiles in Turkey, on the Soviet border.

    The Soviets said, well, let’s see how those hypocritical snotty Americans feel when we put missiles in Cuba.

    JFK backed down and REMOVED THE US MISSILES FROM TURKEY and promised to NEVER INVADE CUBA.

    The US Pentagon and their ‘intellegence services, the CIA Mafia’, were quite upset and delusional in thinking they could put nuclear weapons on the Russian border in 1962 and not get a strong response.

    That probably contributed to the CIA Mafia wacking JFK. They felt betrayed, because, well , they were delusional.

    The Empire of Lies© citizens (consumers) forget this important lesson of history.

    Putin just reminded them of this with the Ukronazi Elimination Exercise.

    The Empire of Lies© has a sucking chest wound now of Military Impotence (redux Afghanistan)

    Putin and Russia gave it to them.

    With a financial collapse and the dollar losing world reserve currency status, the War Racket won’t have a meal ticket.

    So sad

    .

    #103727
    zerosum
    Participant

    What did I tell you?
    Place your bets
    Trying to make friends

    https://www.zerohedge.com/geopolitical/biden-dispatches-team-venezuela-amid-efforts-isolate-putin
    Looming in the backdrop too is the Biden White House’s scramble to come up with alternative energy supplies to Europe given the rapidly unfolding Russian war in Ukraine.

    The administration also appears keen to cinch up the Iran nuclear deal, given opening up Iranian oil would provide possible quick relief amid alarmingly ratcheted oil prices.

    In what appears a complete U-turn of Washington policy regarding Venezuela, senior Biden admin officials were dispatched to Caracas this weekend to meeting with the government of Nicolás Maduro.

    The unexpected move is being widely reported as part of US efforts to break the large oil producer from “Russia’s influence” at a moment the White House and Europe are trying to economically and politically isolate Putin.

    It likely came as a surprise to Maduro himself – given that not only has Washington long recognized opposition leader Juan Guaidó as ‘Interim President’ of the country, but has multiple times in recent years actually seized fuel shipments bound for Venezuela (from Iran), while also seeking to block Venezuela’s crude exports and seize some state assets.

    During the last two years of the Trump administration, there was even talk of using the US Navy to impose a full oil embargo against the Latin American socialist country – and prior to that, short-lived attempts to foment local uprising among the military in an aim to overthrow Maduro.

    The trip was made public Sunday via unnamed US administration officials, but wasn’t immediately confirmed by the White House. It evoked outrage among Venezuela hawks, most notably Marco Rubio:

    News of the trip was first reported by The New York Times. That report prompted Republican Senator Marco Rubio of Florida, the vice chairman of the Senate Intelligence and Foreign Relations Committees and a vocal critic of the Maduro regime, to criticize the trip.

    “Joe Biden using #Russia as an excuse to do the deal they always wanted to do anyway with the #MaduroRegime,” Rubio tweeted Sunday morning. “Rather than produce more American oil he wants to replace the oil we buy from one murderous dictator with oil from another murderous dictator.”

    Adding to the unusual nature of the visit, the United States still doesn’t so much as have formal diplomatic relations with Caracas, given Washington broke them off in 2019 over accusations of Maduro’s ‘fraudulent’ reelection.

    On Monday, The NY Times and CNN began reporting that President Biden is mulling the easing of Trump-era sanctions on Venezuela…

    #103728
    Dr D Rich
    Participant

    Here, here, Dr. D!
    Truer words were never written.

    “Won’t recognize medicine is being intentionally denied to you by any premise [they] can fabricate.”

    #103729
    Formerly T-Bear
    Participant

    Somewhat interesting report from Sputnik:

    https://sputniknews.com/20220307/study-suggests-possible-genetic-disposition-to-severe-covid-19-cases-1093670738.html

    Study Suggests Possible Genetic Disposition to Severe COVID-19 Cases

    At the onset of the COVID-19 pandemic, scientists suggested the SARS-CoV-2 virus might be so deadly because it provokes an immune system overreaction called a “cytokine storm.” However, they now believe a number of factors could cause severe infections, including autoantibodies present in the blood due to autoimmune disorders.

    #103730
    ezlxa1949
    Participant

    It’s wryly amusing to watch Australia attempting to bignote itself in joining the anti-China club. Not only is China our biggest customer for raw materials (and possibly foodstuffs; need to check), it’s also our biggest supplier of every type and kind of gadget. And aluminium metal for our naval patrol boats. Patrol boats to protect us from — one guess.

    We signed a 99-year lease of the port of Darwin to a Chinese company some years ago. Darwin is where the bulk of our imported petroleum products arrive. We rely hugely on imports. One good cyclone, or one mysterious explosion, or 2 contaminated shiploads in a row, and we’re rationing petrol and diesel within 2 weeks. We do have a tiny oil reserve but it’s stored IN THE USA. Not here. The mind boggles.

    We are so weak. So easily knocked off the global chessboard. Our governing elites seem so out of touch with reality.

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