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US Sabotaged Zelensky’s Historic Mandate For Peace (Maté)
Russia Sends Formal Letter Warning US To Stop Arming Ukraine (Hill)
The West Finally Starts Rolling Out the Big Guns for Ukraine (FP)
Moscow Vows To Retaliate Against Kyiv Directly For Strikes In Russia (JTN)
Glazyev Introduces The New Global Financial System (Escobar)
Russia Claims Some Clients Have Agreed To Pay For Gas In Rubles (JTN)
Zelensky’s Miscalculation Regarding Medvedchuk (Milacic)
You’ve Been Misinformed (Kunstler)
Twitter Pushes Back On Elon Musk’s Hostile Takeover With ‘Poison Pill’ (NYP)
Elon Musk Considering Bringing In Partners On Twitter Bid (NYP)
Musk For Democracy (Auron MacIntyre)
Shanghai Cops Clash With Citizens Over Leaving Homes To Covid Patients (NYP)
Ireland Chooses WHO Over Irish Sovereignty (WA)

 

 

 

 

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“Instead of supporting the Ukrainian leader’s peace mandate, Democrats in Congress were impeaching Trump for briefly impeding the flow of weapons that fueled the fight.”

US Sabotaged Zelensky’s Historic Mandate For Peace (Maté)

On a warm October day in 2019, the eminent Russia studies professor Stephen F. Cohen and I sat down in Manhattan for what would be our last in-person interview (Cohen passed away in September 2020 at the age of 81). The House was gearing up to impeach Donald Trump for freezing weapons shipments to Ukraine while pressuring its government to investigate Joe Biden and his son Hunter. The Beltway media was consumed with frenzy of a presidency in peril. But Professor Cohen, one of the leading Russia scholars in the United States, was concerned with what the impeachment spectacle in Washington meant for the long-running war between the US-backed Ukrainian government and Russian-backed rebels in the Donbas.

At that point, Ukraine’s Volodymyr Zelensky was just months into an upstart presidency that he had won on a pledge to end the Donbas conflict. Instead of supporting the Ukrainian leader’s peace mandate, Democrats in Congress were impeaching Trump for briefly impeding the flow of weapons that fueled the fight. As his Democratic allies now like to forget, President Obama refused to send these same weapons out of fear of prolonging the war and arming Nazis. By abandoning Obama’s policy, the Democrats, Cohen warned, threaten to sabotage peace and strengthen Ukraine’s far-right. “Zelensky ran as a peace candidate,” Cohen explained. “He won an enormous mandate to make peace. So, that means he has to negotiate with Vladimir Putin.”

But there was a major obstacle. Ukrainian fascists “have said that they will remove and kill Zelensky if he continues along this line of negotiating with Putin… His life is being threatened literally by a quasi-fascist movement in Ukraine.” Peace could only come, Cohen stressed, on one condition. “[Zelensky] can’t go forward with full peace negotiations with Russia, with Putin, unless America has his back,” he said. “Maybe that won’t be enough, but unless the White House encourages this diplomacy, Zelensky has no chance of negotiating an end to the war. So the stakes are enormously high.”

The subsequent impeachment trial, and bipartisan US policy since, has made clear that Washington has had no interest in having Zelensky’s back, and every interest in fueling the Donbas war that he had been elected to end. The overwhelming message from Congress, fervently amplified across the US media (including progressive outlets) with next to no dissent, was that when it comes to Ukraine’s civil war, the US saw Ukraine’s far-right as allies, and its civilians as cannon fodder.

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“According to the letter dated Tuesday, Russia accused NATO of impeding early peace negotiation with Ukraine “in order to continue the bloodshed.”

Russia Sends Formal Letter Warning US To Stop Arming Ukraine (Hill)

Russia has sent a formal letter to the U.S. warning that shipments of sensitive weapons from the United States and NATO were exacerbating tensions in Ukraine and could lead to “unpredictable consequences,” The Washington Post reported. The letter, which was viewed by the Post, added that the U.S. has flouted the rules governing the transfer of weapons to conflict zones. According to the letter dated Tuesday, Russia accused NATO of impeding early peace negotiation with Ukraine “in order to continue the bloodshed.” The State Department declined to confirm any private diplomatic correspondence. However, a spokesperson added that it can confirm that along with allies and partners, “we are providing Ukraine with billions of dollars worth of security assistance, which our Ukrainian partners are using to extraordinary effect to defend their country against Russia’s unprovoked aggression and horrific acts of violence.”

The news of the diplomatic letter comes as President Biden announced an additional $800 million in military assistance to Ukraine this week, which for the first time included advanced munitions that the war-torn country has requested. “The Ukrainian military has used the weapons we are providing to devastating effect. As Russia prepares to intensify its attack in the Donbas region, the United States will continue to provide Ukraine with the capabilities to defend itself,” Biden said. The most recent round of U.S. security assistance includes a mixture of arms and other supplies that Washington has already provided Kyiv, as well as new capabilities that had not previously been sent over.

According to the Pentagon, the aid package includes 11 Mi-17 helicopters, 300 Switchblade drones, 200 M113 armored personnel carriers, 18 howitzers and 40,000 artillery rounds, 10 counter-artillery radars, 500 Javelin missiles, unmanned coastal defense vessels and protective equipment in the event of a chemical or biological weapons attack.

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They keep pretending Ukraine has a functioning army. In order to sell and deliver more weapons.

The West Finally Starts Rolling Out the Big Guns for Ukraine (FP)

The United States and its NATO allies have ramped up the delivery of tanks, helicopters, and heavy weapons to Ukraine as the country’s forces prepare for large-scale battles against Russian troops in the Donbas region of eastern Ukraine. The new arms deliveries represent a stark shift from Western support for Ukraine in the earliest days of the war, when U.S. and European officials, unsure of how long Ukraine could hold out against a massive Russian invasion, were wary of delivering heavy weapons that could in turn fall into Russian hands. The deliveries also reflect a shift away from defensive systems like anti-tank rockets to more offensive weapons that Ukraine needs at a critical stage of the war.

The Czech Republic opened the floodgates earlier this month by shipping tanks to Ukraine, becoming the first NATO country to do so since Russia launched its invasion on Feb. 24. The Czech Republic has also sent Ukraine infantry fighting vehicles and artillery systems. Other NATO countries have followed suit with their own shipments of high-end military hardware across NATO borders into Ukraine. Slovakia sent Ukraine an advanced S-300 air defense system, and the United States on Wednesday announced it would supply Ukraine with an additional $800 million worth of military hardware. That shipment includes 11 MI-17 helicopters, 200 M113 armored personnel carriers, 100 Humvees, 300 Switchblade “kamikaze” drones, heavy howitzers, thousands of shells, and other munitions.

During the first phase of the war, many Western officials believed Kyiv could quickly fall to Russian forces in a matter of days, prompting them to balk on sending heavy weapons to a government they were unsure could survive. That all changed after Russia’s massive offensive in northern Ukraine ran aground, thanks to stiff Ukrainian resistance backed by Western supplies of anti-tank weapons and other small arms, as well as clumsy tactical missteps by the poorly equipped Russian forces. The transfer of heavy weapons to Ukraine is far from simple. In addition to the heavy vehicles and weapons themselves, any such transfers to Ukraine require a potentially long logistical tail to back up, including training, spare parts, and mechanics to keep the vehicles operating in the war zone. (Russia has threatened to attack U.S. and NATO weapons deliveries headed into Ukraine.)

“The tank is not just a rental car,” said Ben Hodges, former commanding general of the U.S. Army in Europe. “Whenever you’re talking about transferring any sort of mechanized or armored vehicles, you have to also think about spare parts, maintenance packages, training, fuel, ammunition … to make sure they can keep things running.”

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“The scale of missile strikes by the Russian Armed Forces on objects in Kyiv will be increased in response to any attacks or sabotage on Russian territory..”

Moscow Vows To Retaliate Against Kyiv Directly For Strikes In Russia (JTN)

Russia on Friday vowed to ramp up attacks on Ukraine capital city Kyiv in response any Ukrainian military strike on targets within Russia’s borders. “The scale of missile strikes by the Russian Armed Forces on objects in Kyiv will be increased in response to any attacks or sabotage on Russian territory,” the Russian Ministry of Defense said, according to Russian state-owned outlet RIA News. Russia invaded Ukraine on Feb. 24. The Ukrainian military has since begun launching raids on Russian soil. In early April, Ukrainian attack helicopters entered Russian airspace and struck an oil depot in Belgorod, according to the Wall Street Journal.


Sirens blared across Ukraine Thursday night as Moscow attacked targets in every oblast, even in the Ukraine’s western edges, far from the battle lines. Several explosions rocked Kyiv. Ukraine government official Lesia Vasylenko speculated the attacks were the result of Russian leader Vladimir Putin being “livid” about Ukraine earlier this week sinking the Russian warship Moskva in the Black Sea. Russia says the ship sank in a storm following the explosion of its ammunition supply.

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“The new economic system united various strata of their societies around the goal of increasing common wellbeing in a way that is substantially stronger than the Anglo-Saxon and European alternatives.”

Glazyev Introduces The New Global Financial System (Escobar)

The Cradle: You are at the forefront of a game-changing geo-economic development: the design of a new monetary/financial system via an association between the EAEU and China, bypassing the US dollar, with a draft soon to be concluded. Could you possibly advance some of the features of this system – which is certainly not a Bretton Woods III – but seems to be a clear alternative to the Washington consensus and very close to the necessities of the Global South? Glazyev: In a bout of Russophobic hysteria, the ruling elite of the United States played its last “trump ace” in the hybrid war against Russia. Having “frozen” Russian foreign exchange reserves in custody accounts of western central banks, financial regulators of the US, EU, and the UK undermined the status of the dollar, euro, and pound as global reserve currencies. This step sharply accelerated the ongoing dismantling of the dollar-based economic world order.

Over a decade ago, my colleagues at the Astana Economic Forum and I proposed to transition to a new global economic system based on a new synthetic trading currency based on an index of currencies of participating countries. Later, we proposed to expand the underlying currency basket by adding around twenty exchange-traded commodities. A monetary unit based on such an expanded basket was mathematically modeled and demonstrated a high degree of resilience and stability. At around the same time, we proposed to create a wide international coalition of resistance in the hybrid war for global dominance that the financial and power elite of the US unleashed on the countries that remained outside of its control. My book The Last World War: the USA to Move and Lose, published in 2016, scientifically explained the nature of this coming war and argued for its inevitability – a conclusion based on objective laws of long-term economic development. Based on the same objective laws, the book argued the inevitability of the defeat of the old dominant power.

Currently, the US is fighting to maintain its dominance, but just as Britain previously, which provoked two world wars but was unable to keep its empire and its central position in the world due to the obsolescence of its colonial economic system, it is destined to fail. The British colonial economic system based on slave labor was overtaken by structurally more efficient economic systems of the US and the USSR. Both the US and the USSR were more efficient at managing human capital in vertically integrated systems, which split the world into their zones of influence. A transition to a new world economic order started after the disintegration of the USSR. This transition is now reaching its conclusion with the imminent disintegration of the dollar-based global economic system, which provided the foundation of the United States global dominance.

The new convergent economic system that emerged in the PRC (People’s Republic of China) and India is the next inevitable stage of development, combining the benefits of both centralized strategic planning and market economy, and of both state control of the monetary and physical infrastructure and entrepreneurship. The new economic system united various strata of their societies around the goal of increasing common wellbeing in a way that is substantially stronger than the Anglo-Saxon and European alternatives. This is the main reason why Washington will not be able to win the global hybrid war that it started. This is also the main reason why the current dollar-centric global financial system will be superseded by a new one, based on a consensus of the countries who join the new world economic order.

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Of course they have.

Russia Claims Some Clients Have Agreed To Pay For Gas In Rubles (JTN)

Russia said Friday some of its foreign energy customers have agreed to begin making payments in rubles amid ongoing sanctions over Moscow’s invasion of Ukraine. Russian Deputy Prime Minister Alexander Novak did not disclose which customers have made the switch but said officials “expect the decision from other importers,” according to the Epoch Times. Russian President Vladimir Putin demanded in early April that countries Moscow deems “unfriendly” pay for energy products in rubles, the news agency also reports. The value of the ruble, Russia’s base currency, plummeted on international markets after the start of the invasion and Western sanctions started impacting the country’s economy.


However, the ruble has since recovered most of its value. Putin this week touted the ruble’s recovery as an indicator of the Russian economy’s resistance to sanctions, saying: “It is also obvious that the Russian economy is working quite stably and efficiently. I won’t repeat everything. You can see it well yourself: The dollar exchange rate has returned to the parameters before the start of the operation, and so on.” On Feb. 23, 1 USD was equal to 79 rubles. On March 8, the exchange rate reached one dollar to 141 rubles. As of Friday, 80.75 rubles equaled 1 USD.

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“..having silenced a major surrender of the Ukrainian military in the Ukrainian information field, Zelensky on April 12 demonstrated to the whole world the disgraced oligarch Viktor Medvedchuk..”

Zelensky’s Miscalculation Regarding Medvedchuk (Milacic)

April 12 was a black day for the Armed Forces of Ukraine. In Mariupol, more than 1,000 marines surrendered in a day – the remnants of an abandoned and defeated marine brigade. Even Zelensky’s entourage, who did not react particularly painfully to the loss of life during the special operation of the Russian troops, became well aware that the prisoners needed to be pulled out. However, the Ukrainian president has one trump card up his sleeve, but whether he will be able to play it. Recall, having silenced a major surrender of the Ukrainian military in the Ukrainian information field, Zelensky on April 12 demonstrated to the whole world the disgraced oligarch Viktor Medvedchuk, captured by the SBU, who had escaped from house arrest at the beginning of the military campaign in Ukraine.

Medvedchuk, a major businessman, leader of Ukraine’s largest opposition party “For Life“, now banned by the Ukrainian authorities. Like other politicians who advocated dialogue with Moscow and opposed the war, he was charged with treason back in 2020. However, the point here is not only in the political views of a politician. Medvedchuk is considered a close friend of Russian leader Vladimir Putin, with which the Kremlin wanted to democratize Ukraine and free it from fascism. Just imagine someone arresting the leader of the second strongest party in Germany, France or some other European country? It is on this basis that we can see what kind of state Ukraine is and that Ukraine needs denazification. According to the statements of the Ukrainian security forces, Medvedchuk, captured in army-style clothes, tried to get into Russia, allegedly while trying to cross the front line.

However, Medvedchuk was probably arrested, held and tortured a long time ago, and only now has it been made public in order to divert the attention of the Ukrainian public from the defeat of the Ukrainian army in Mariupol and to show to the Ukrainian public that Ukraine has someone to exchange for Ukrainian military prisoners in Mariupol. But Vladimir Zelensky, at the wrong time, remembered his acting past and obviously played too much.

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“Anyone who suggested that lockdowns, masking, remdesivir protocols, and vaccine mandates violated common decency was tossed out of the arena, often with added punishment of losing a career, a professional license, a livelihood, and having to endure the betrayal of colleagues cowed into silence.”

You’ve Been Misinformed (Kunstler)

Medicine has succeeded completely in disgracing and destroying itself by lying about everything connected to Covid-19, from its origins, to the insanely outlawed treatments for it, to the harmful actions of the vaccines, to the hidden data that might tell us the results of all that lying. Twitter set the tone for that with its censorship policies. Anyone who suggested that lockdowns, masking, remdesivir protocols, and vaccine mandates violated common decency was tossed out of the arena, often with added punishment of losing a career, a professional license, a livelihood, and having to endure the betrayal of colleagues cowed into silence.

Twitter also enabled the suicide of higher education, which has succumbed to a plague of Jacobin craziness that would embarrass the inmates of an old-time locked ward. The failure of authority on campus is cosmic. Can you name a single college president who has raised a voice against such manifest idiocy as men competing in women’s sports, the invention of ersatz fields of study, the re-segregation of dormitories and graduation ceremonies, the shouting down of invited lecturers, the persecution of free-thinking faculty, the kangaroo courts for sex disputes, and a hundred other violations of intellect and decency? All this coerced insanity has been nurtured by social media’s sly mechanisms for bending narrative into propaganda: their beloved algorithms, all fine-tuned to destroy anything that touches on truth.

The result is a country so marinated in falsehood that it can’t construct a coherent consensus of reality, and can’t take coherent actions to avert its own collapse. Mighty forces are marshalling to prevent Elon Musk from buying up Twitter stock and taking the company private. BlackRock, Vanguard, the prince regent of Saudi Arabia are all principal stockholders in Twitter, with gazillions in capital to theoretically match and overcome Mr. Musk’s moves. Meanwhile, the Tesla boss maintains a prankish self-confidence in this exploit, offering cryptically comic gibes to a news media that is openly vested in opposing him. You have to suppose that he’s gamed out the gamble. He’s looking like someone who has dealt out a hand of cards aiming to shoot-the-moon.

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It costs shareholders billions.

Twitter Pushes Back On Elon Musk’s Hostile Takeover With ‘Poison Pill’ (NYP)

Twitter is putting up a fight against Elon Musk’s hostile takeover bid by offering its shareholders the opportunity to buy more company stock at a discounted rate — a defensive tactic known to investors as a “poison pill.” The move was done to make it more difficult for Musk, who currently owns 9.2% of Twitter, from upping his stake in the company to acquire more than 15% of shares. Musk made a $41 billion all-cash bid for Twitter, saying he wanted to own the firm and take it private in order to restore its commitment to free speech. The social media platform’s board of directors announced Friday that it has “unanimously” approved a “limited duration shareholder rights plan” that would remain in effect until a year from today.

The plan “will reduce the likelihood that any entity … gains control of Twitter through open market accumulation without paying all shareholders an appropriate control premium …,” according to the company. Details of the plan will be specified in a special filing with the Securities and Exchange Commission, according to the San Francisco-based company. It’s a move that Wedbush Securities tech watcher and Managing Director Dan Ives said is likely to be challenged in court. He called it a “defensive measure” for the board that would likely not be viewed positively by shareholders, since it could dilute their shares and would be seen as unfriendly to an acquisition move. “We believe Musk and his team expected this poker move which will be perceived as a sign of weakness not strength by the Street,” Ives told The Post.

The news also comes the day after The Post reported that private equity firm Thoma Bravo was exploring a bid to buy Twitter — setting up a potential competition with Musk. Musk suggested on Thursday that he was aware it would not be easy buying Twitter and taking it private. “I’m not actually sure I will be able to acquire” Twitter, Musk told a large audience at a TED conference in Vancouver, Canada, on Thursday. The Wall Street Journal reported on Thursday that a “person familiar with the matter” said the company was planning a “poison pill” that would dissuade the Tesla boss from completing his takeover bid.

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Various parties can purchase 14.9% of shares each.

Elon Musk Considering Bringing In Partners On Twitter Bid (NYP)

Elon Musk is speaking to investors who could partner with him on a bid for Twitter, sources close to the matter told The Post. A new plan that includes partners could be announced within days, those sources said. One possibility, the sources said: teaming with private-equity firm Silver Lake Partners, which was planning to co-invest with him in 2018 when he was considering taking Tesla private. Silver Lake’s Co-CEO Egon Durban is a Twitter board member and led Musk’s deal team during the 2018 failed effort to take Tesla private, sources said. Silver Lake declined to comment. Whether Musk would present Twitter with an entirely new offer — perhaps raising his current bid — or whether new partners would simply go in on a purchase with him isn’t clear.


For its part, Twitter on Friday adopted a so-called poison pill — a corporate move that prevents Musk from acquiring more than 15% of the company. But that pill may not stop other entities or people from acquiring their own shares of up to 15% of the company. Those owners could partner with Musk to force a sale, make changes in the executive ranks or push for other overhauls of the company. Twitter hasn’t yet filed its shareholder rights plan with the SEC, though it announced the poison pill in a statement. The SEC filing will give more details on whether it prevents like-minded investors from teaming to buy a greater than 15% stake. “This is not over,” a source close to the situation said. Musk has announced he presently owns 9.1% of Twitter. He offered Thursday to buy Twitter for $54.20 a share. Shares last traded at $45.08 each, as there is skepticism that he will succeed with his current take-it-or-leave-it proposal.

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“The site serves as a networking tool and dopamine dispenser for the class charged with controlling what the average person sees, hears, and thinks.”

Musk For Democracy (Auron MacIntyre)

Twitter’s blue-check praetorian guard shrieked in agony at the announcement that billionaire entrepreneur Elon Musk had offered to purchase the company for $43 billion on Thursday morning. All the worst humans imaginable spent the day venting their rage on the platform, predicting varying levels of apocalypse at the prospect of having the site’s notoriously biased censorship rolled back. Musk had previously made it clear in an interview that his motivation for purchasing the platform was not financial, but instead centered on concerns about free speech and the limitations on discourse the influential social media platform has been placing on America and the wider world.

The tech billionaire has been outspoken in his criticism of how the site conducts itself in relation to censorship. It’s not a secret that the social media giant has a long history of locking, shadow banning, or even outright removing accounts for expressing the wrong political opinions, or banning factual information that contradicts the popular political narratives surrounding issues like Covid or the ongoing debate on transgender ideology, and Musk has seemed particularly concerned about the way in which heavy-handed censorship impacts the democratic process. A position that is entirely justified, especially after the platform infamously locked the account of one of the largest newspapers in the country when it attempted to share shocking revelations about Hunter Biden just a few weeks before the election.

That story has since been reluctantly vindicated by other mainstream outlets, but Twitter (as well as Facebook) was happy to block the news at a crucial moment in what was a clear attempt to aid the Regime and manipulate the 2020 American election. They then proceeded to ban the sitting President of the United States, for good measure. Twitter is not just another social media platform, and both Musk and his opponents are fully aware of this. The micro-blogging site may have a relatively small user base compared to its closest competitors, but what it lacks in volume it more than makes up for in influence. Twitter is the preferred platform for our elites. Journalists and media pundits, i.e. the people responsible for weaving The Narrative that every American is forced to ingest (whether they realize it or not) all operate within the bird app.

The site serves as a networking tool and dopamine dispenser for the class charged with controlling what the average person sees, hears, and thinks. But that class has become increasingly terrible at their job, and the only way that Twitter has been able to defend its status is by banning anyone who becomes too effective at challenging the narrative or exposing how embarrassing those who craft it have become. The reason Elon Musk’s offer is so dangerous to the Regime is that it promises to pry an inept and decadent class of parasites out of their carefully crafted safe spaces and force them to once again face the public they so callously manipulate on a regular basis.

Mika
https://twitter.com/i/status/1515003682051530760

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First you get arrested for leaving home, now you get arrested if you don’t leave.

Shanghai Cops Clash With Citizens Over Leaving Homes To Covid Patients (NYP)

Furious Shanghai residents clashed with hazmat-suited police Thursday after they were ordered to give up their homes so COVID-19 patients in China’s most populous city can isolate amid draconian lockdowns. Officers were filmed wrestling residents to the ground and then leading some away to a van — as others said they were fearful that making their home a quarantine center amid an influx of cases would expose them to the illness, according to Agence France-Presse and footage of the incident. “It’s not that I don’t want to cooperate with the country, but how would you feel if you live in a building where the blocks are only 10 meters (30 feet) apart, everyone has tested negative, and these people are allowed in?” a woman who filmed Thursday’s ordeal could be heard saying in the video.


Residents also accused cops in the video of “hitting people” — and a sobbing woman could be heard asking, “Why are they taking an old person away?” The rare show of dissent in the Communist country comes amid growing frustration after millions in Shanghai were plunged into a strict lockdown last month when cases started to spike in the face of China’s zero-COVID policy. In an attempt to control the virus, everyone who tests positive in China must quarantine at designated sites — and neighbors are also forced to isolate in their homes for 14 days. Shanghai has doubled down on the policy by converting schools, newly constructed apartment blocks and exhibition halls into quarantine centers. The Thursday clash between residents and cops erupted after authorities forced out 39 tenants to make room for infected patients.

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Enter the lawyers.

Ireland Chooses WHO Over Irish Sovereignty (WA)

As many people know, when Nazi Germany invaded Poland on September 1st 1939 Britain and France immediately declared war on Germany. What followed afterwards was an 8 month period often referred to by historians as the “Phony War”. A period during which very little actual fighting took place. The Phony War ended with Germany’s invasion of France and the low countries of Belgium, Luxembourg and the Netherlands in May of the following year. In late January of 2022, Ireland, surprisingly dropped most of its pandemic restrictions. Well, I was most surprised at any rate. Perhaps readers were not. What has followed from this date, in the interim three months, might well best be described as a phony war of sorts too. If not a phony war then at least an uneasy truce.

In response, many protest and freedom movements simultaneously breathed a sigh of relief while suspiciously wondering what the hell was going to come next. It was scarcely believable that after six months of constant government, state and media oppression not to mention the destruction of civil liberties that they would all give up – and all at once too. Additionally, it was hard to focus as these entities all stopped informing us of their long-term intentions. It has been my suspicion since early to mid February that the government and its EU partners were moving away from a focus on rapidly diminishing vaccination returns. And moving instead to a broader, EU-wide, public entrapment. To do this involves moving some pretty hefty pieces. One of them, which I will discuss today, involves coordinating Health policies and pandemic responses. The EU and WHO as partners.

The opening move in this proposed citizen encirclement is a legally binding WHO pandemic treaty with nation states. This treaty is breath-taking in its audacity and was the prime reason that a number of us in Galway asked Lawyers for Justice to come down to give us a detailed presentation on the topic two weeks ago. So as to formulate a better understanding of the nuances of this treaty but also the language of it too. [..] Today, Minister Stephen Donnelly officially confirmed our suspicions and announced that Ireland will indeed be signing up to the WHO pandemic treaty. As mentioned above, a legally binding treaty, that will allow the WHO to officially take the reins and direct our sovereign response to a pandemic. In other words, elected Irish politicians or our Health authorities will not be formulating the response.

The World Health Organisation will be the entity charged with that function. Undoubtedly we will have some representation at this new WHO level but it will no longer be a response driven by the needs or will of Irish people. It is becoming increasingly apparent to me that official Ireland, and Minister Donnelly in particular, don’t want the responsibility and seemingly can’t wait to give away that authority quickly enough. Our authority lest we forget.

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    Andy Warhol Reigning Queens 1985   • US Sabotaged Zelensky’s Historic Mandate For Peace (Maté) • Russia Sends Formal Letter Warning US To Stop Ar
    [See the full post at: Debt Rattle April 16 2022]

    #106189
    a kullervo
    Participant

    (disparaging love & hate; against hope)

    Love is becoming the other
    without losing the self;
    hate is losing the other
    without losing the self.
    Love & hate are just a matter
    of self-preservation.

    Hope is the belief that, someday,
    ‘the self’ and ‘the other’ become a diluted,
    somehow palatable mess.

    [Yes, hope is a mess, a psychotropic easily accessible, free as a D.I.Y. kit or on sale ready to use. (Indeed, as far-fetched as it may seem, some willingly pay to “hope makers”.)
    Now, I’m not sure if there aren’t any not dying of hope deprivation, but I’m quite certain some are dying with – and even of – hope OD.]

    #106190
    a kullervo
    Participant

    (against ‘wrongthink’)

    Thoughts, what are they good for?
    – To keep private; or,
    – to disseminate? (like in ‘semen‘, like in ‘seed‘.)

    Thoughts are like mushrooms: some edible, some poisonous.
    The relevant question is:
    ‘Why both?’
    (Tentative answer: to tell apart the cautious from the hasty.)

    #106191
    a kullervo
    Participant

    (against the contingent)

    Good things are only good,
    bad things are only bad,
    if they remain good,
    if they stay bad,
    standing the test of time.

    (You better be God, or, at least, Methuselah, if you want to impose your ‘good & bad’ as the de facto ‘good & bad’.)

    How to identify the ‘good authorities’?
    Very simple: if the deeds of said autorithies benefit a discernible majority. (If you believe you’re part of the minority, be patient, be clever, learn how to prepare lemonade.)

    #106192
    V. Arnold
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    Andy Warhol Reigning Queens 1985

    The Warhols of the last two days are more of his work than I’ve seen before…
    It tells me he was an amazing person as well as an amazing artist; that alone is an incredible discovery…
    Thanks Ilargi…

    #106194
    Dr. D
    Participant

    “The Czech Republic opened the floodgates earlier this month”
    This is quite a paragraph of omission. Czech sent like 5 soviet tanks from 1970. Slovakia sacrificed an S300 that was immediately blown up in the hanger. The others sent…trucks? Hardware is getting through, great, yes. But also to where? Kiev Karen? Ze already mobilized the military to ethnically cleanse Donbass and so the whole army is bottled up in a few locations. Is the Kiev middle school band supposed to field these? (Sadly that’s not a joke) They will then claim civilian war crimes if they do.

    I don’t see any problem with Russia launching missiles from Russian airspace. Like the hypersonics it’s just last communication to the death cult of the terminally dumb. It’s one of the few things that can break through still. We do remember them hitting Syria FROM THE CASPIAN, right? Clearly there was no need for that showboating either, except as a message.

    Bad news on this chart:
    Measure
    https://pbs.twimg.com/media/FQYzYWnX0AslniN?format=jpg&name=900×900

    Wheat doubles from here.

    Kyle Bass onboard with saying China is locking down for fake virus that solves their rationing problem:
    https://www.zerohedge.com/geopolitical/beautiful-mosaic-commodity-market-manipulation-kyle-bass-questions-chinas-covid
    “A comprehensive review of China’s actions begins to look like a beautiful mosaic of controlled manipulation of global commodity markets. “

    Yeah. I’m such a genius since they wrote white papers about it continuously for 20 years. Hard to miss.

    Goes with this: “Facial Recognition Technology In British Schools” The inescapable fascist panopticon. Rationing Jam. Such a genius since Orwell wrote about it 100 years ago. And everybody read his book. Then said, “Duuuuuh, no it isn’t! I trust everyone like a golden retriever.”

    Also: “Top US Fertilizer Producer Hit with Rail Delays to Midwest”

    Totally voluntary. Something we don’t need right now with Joe ordering us to burn food in our cars. …For the childrens.

    “Isn’t it obvious by now that pervasive dishonesty is the foremost crisis of many crises in Western Civ generally and American life in particular? All our authorities have made themselves false, lying their way into the broad collapse of confidence” – Kunstler

    This is the plan. We cannot coordinate and defend ourselves if we have no institutions, and even interpersonal trust is toxic. To do that, we need morality. Manners Maketh Man. To be “civil”, to be “civilized”. Although our institutions need help and perhaps swap-out, the only thing that bases trust is morality. The only thing that can make you be moral in an immoral, abusive world is faith in God. We are in open rebellion to God, the laws of nature, biology, economics, and physics.

    “The result is a country so marinated in falsehood that it can’t construct a coherent consensus of reality, and can’t take coherent actions to avert its own collapse.” –Kunstler

    That’s what I’m saying. All long-planned. The League of Shadows.

    If you believe in the individual, YOU can take actions and not be a victim. Collectively all the individuals taking actions, filling pantries, growing gardens, and keeping their heads add up to the whole country and society. So we don’t need them if our own houses are in order. And if we are each in order, we flood them out.

    Also from the world of magic and mystery, “Why American Teens Are So Sad” –The Atlantic. “The United States is experiencing an extreme teenage mental-health crisis.” Can’t figure it out! What could possibly have happened???

    Whoops, TL;DR, parents and authority figures too busy starting a universal war based on universal lies over here. Here’s $50 and a script for Zoloft; good luck.

    “Moscow Warns US in Diplomatic Letter: Arming Ukraine to Result in “Unpredictable Consequences”

    That “Via Diplomatic letter” is very, very ominous.

    The Atlantic vows 1M people died of Covid. 1 in 300? Really? You’re sure? Well, that is only 0.3% over two years, so…

    Then claims people died on average 10 years before their time. …When the official average age of death was +75. Which is the NORMAL average age, odd.

    The worst thing about this? Isolation and lack of support: the two VOLUNTARY, unnecessary factors. “The U.S. seems intent on brushing aside its losses in its desire to move past the crisis.” Yes, if by “The U.S.” you mean the Biden administration? And but golly you’re right I haven’t heard the word “Covid” in ages and ages. Hard to even find a story or press release on it we’re all so eager to “brush aside” and never talk about it again. The Atlantic for instance now only has about one major story per day…

    Next worst? Quarantine. Also voluntary. And seemed to be unhelpful.

    grievers have been deprived of both because of America’s continued failure to control the pandemic…”

    See? They did all that and had no effect. Under the Biden administration.

    “Everyone is having a fear response,” Rekha told me.” Who is “everyone”? You?

    “Jeannina Smith, a doctor at the University of Wisconsin at Madison, cares for organ-transplant recipients, who are on immunosuppressive drugs and are therefore particularly vulnerable to disease; she told me that she lost more patients in the Omicron surge than at any previous point in the pandemic. “They did everything right—they got vaccinated and boosted and were so careful,” Smith said.” Huh. But above you said it was Covid reluctance and misinformation… Also that vaccines and lockdowns worked. Which is it, Mr. Atlantic, Mrs. Smith?

    So Covid was extremely high, yet also low. Everyone died but no one did. The measures were necessary but everyone who followed them were unhelped and died anyway. We should be terrified, but also resigned. And we should never, ever look for accountability. That’s just too hard. Says so right there in the article.

    And they wonder why I’m a skeptic.

    From “PhiloSalon” link yesterday, it links all the white papers and events leading to CV19:
    “19 September 2019: Donald Trump signs Executive Order 13887, establishing a National Influenza Vaccine Task Force whose aim is to develop a “5-year national plan (Plan) to promote the use of more agile and scalable vaccine manufacturing technologies and to accelerate development of vaccines that protect against many or all influenza viruses.” This is to counteract “an influenza pandemic”, which, “unlike seasonal influenza […] has the potential to spread rapidly around the globe, infect higher numbers of people, and cause high rates of illness and death”

    A Self-Fulfilling Prophecy: Systemic Collapse and Pandemic Simulation

    Funny old world. As soon as it’s signed, Event 201 wargames are held w Mr. Gates.

    “the ‘repocalypse’ of September 2019: interest rates spiked to 10.5% in a matter of hours, panic broke out affecting futures, options, currencies, and other markets … Between September 2019 and March 2020, the Fed injected more than $9 trillion into the banking system, equivalent to more than 40% of US GDP.”

    And Powell claims he’s going to remove all that. 3% rate hikes, QT. With the Bank of Canada and others. O rly? If only they had a war…

    “If we scratch the surface of the official narrative, a neo-feudal scenario begins to take form. Masses of increasingly unproductive consumers are being regimented and cast aside, simply because Mr Global no longer knows what to do with them.”

    This is the blind machine Orlov calls “the technosphere” whose purpose appears to be to convert all matter on earth into a techno-machine, and like evil incarnate, feels nothing, loves nothing, and in their lovelessness destroy all other life and top soil for no gain and no end. Just the robotic, unbalanced madness of self.

    “If the military industry needs wars, the pharmaceutical industry needs diseases. It is no coincidence that ‘public health’ is by far the most profitable sector of the world economy, to the extent that Big Pharma spends about three times as much as Big Oil and twice as much as Big Tech on lobbying. “

    “There is no need to make much up, given that intensive care units in ‘advanced’ countries had already collapsed in the years preceding the arrival of Covid, … public health systems had already been demolished, and thus prepared for the pandemic.”

    And to think, here’s a PhD on “Critical Theory”, a Socialist, and Marxist critic of Capitalism. He can put the dots together. Why can’t all the other Socialists, which seem to be everywhere? Is it because they’re not Socialists at all “Workers [Truckers] of the World, Unite!” but really Nazi authoritarians who hate the workers and believe anything the government tells them?

    #106200
    zerosum
    Participant

    What is wrong with our leaders?
    “….. after signing Minsk in front of Normandy, approved by everyone in NATO. How to have peace….”

    Unlike humans ……
    Omicron need life. Omicron wants life.

    dumber than …..
    (synonyms: stupid · unintelligent · ignorant · dense · brainless · mindless · foolish )
    ….. a mushroom

    ————
    Giving WWII museum, antiquated, excess, inventory to Ukraine to use against WWIII modern weapons will only make a bigger blood bath.

    The West Finally Starts Rolling Out the Big Guns for Ukraine


    They keep pretending Ukraine has a functioning army. In order to sell and deliver more weapons.

    • The West Finally Starts Rolling Out the Big Guns for Ukraine (FP)

    “Whenever you’re talking about transferring any sort of mechanized or armored vehicles, you have to also think about spare parts, maintenance packages, training, fuel, ammunition … to make sure they can keep things running.”

    (There are not enough retired veterans, who can be trained, within weeks, stupid enough to go back into the front line to be slaughtered.)
    ———-

    #106201
    those darned kids
    Participant

    sure love me some eggplant..

    got four varieties growin’ this year.

    finally, some good news!

    #106202
    zerosum
    Participant

    Did you hear?
    Drug cartels are no longer moving their drugs though tunnels but are shipping their drugs with drones.

    #106203
    John Day
    Participant

    Debt Repudiation (Ilargi got the Glazyev piece up before I did)
    https://drjohnsblog.substack.com/p/debt-repudiation?s=w

    What holds “debt slaves” in their servitude?
    “I owe my soul to the company store.”
    The lack of any alternative is what holds individuals, families, communities and nations in debt-peonage.
    What if such an alternative were to be born into the world of global commerce?
    The American and allied militaries have destroyed nations and rulers which tried to sell oil for anything but dollars, or to create a real alternative system.
    Iraq and Libya are examples. There are others.
    Western military alliances like NATO have destroyed or severely punished any nascent threats to $US hegemony until now. Russia is a direct military competitor to US/NATO and China is a direct economic competitor, and they are in alliance, driven there by the hostile actions of “the west”, militarily and financially.
    During the “Cold War” era, many countries ostracized by the US were supported by Russia, notably Cuba. This was one of the factors which collapsed the economy of the USSR. Both Russia and China have had collapses, recovered and rebuilt along nationalist market-based economies, with rapidly rising living standards for their citizens. They are not perfect, of course, but this contrasts sharply with the west, where real wages for most working people have been stagnant or falling for 45 years or so.
    Debt has filled in the gaps between paycheck-to-paycheck jobs, credit card debt, mortgage refinancing debt. you have to keep food on the table, and gas in the tank.
    What if you could start over, without debt, and the house would be yours, if you claimed it as yours, under an alternative system? Would you switch systems? What if the old system threatened to kill you if you failed to keep paying? What if that threat became less credible as other neighbors survived, and were helped by members of the new system.
    Would you opt into the new system and nationalize the oil wells and lithium mines, untegrate into the new system, and forget those EZ-monthly-payments?

    Exclusive: Russian geo-economics Tzar Sergey Glazyev introduces the new global financial system
    The world’s new monetary system, underpinned by a digital currency, will be backed by a basket of new foreign currencies and natural resources. And it will liberate the Global South from both western debt and IMF-induced austerity.
    The Cradle: Michael Hudson specifically asks that if this new system enables nations in the Global South to suspend dollarized debt and is based on the ability to pay (in foreign exchange), can these loans be tied to either raw materials or, for China, tangible equity ownership in the capital infrastructure financed by foreign non-dollar credit?
    Glazyev: Transition to the new world economic order will likely be accompanied by systematic refusal to honor obligations in dollars, euro, pound, and yen. In this respect, it will be no different from the example set by the countries issuing these currencies who thought it appropriate to steal foreign exchange reserves of Iraq, Iran, Venezuela, Afghanistan, and Russia to the tune of trillions of dollars. Since the US, Britain, EU, and Japan refused to honor their obligations and confiscated the wealth of other nations which was held in their currencies, why should other countries be obliged to pay them back and to service their loans?
    In any case, participation in the new economic system will not be constrained by the obligations in the old one. Countries of the Global South can be full participants of the new system regardless of their accumulated debts in dollars, euro, pound, and yen. Even if they were to default on their obligations in those currencies, this would have no bearing on their credit rating in the new financial system. Nationalization of extraction industry, likewise, would not cause a disruption. Further, should these countries reserve a portion of their natural resources for the backing of the new economic system, their respective weight in the currency basket of the new monetary unit would increase accordingly, providing that nation with larger currency reserves and credit capacity. In addition, bilateral swap lines with trading partner countries would provide them with adequate financing for co-investments and trade financing.
    https://thesaker.is/exclusive-russian-geo-economics-tzar-sergey-glazyev-introduces-the-new-global-financial-system/

    #106204
    John Day
    Participant

    Eleni sends this article from American conservative, Ukrainian expert, and resident of Ukraine, George Eliason. There is a lot of value in here, and he was the odd attendee at a March conference about Ukraine in Moscow, to which he had subscribed last year. It was remarkably comfortable for him.
    There are many facts and insights here. I will focus on this one. The Ukraine needed war for economic reasons. Certainly the collective west also does.
    In history failing economic systems that need war (like European colonialism in WW-1 and WW-2) may be superseded by more efficient economic systems during and after the war. Glazyev discussed that above. The massing of US/NATO supplied Ukrainian military forces, and their artillery bombardment of the Donbass, preparatory to invading Donetsk and Luhansk (Lugansk), did finally force Russia into a pre-emptive attack, which set these western plans in motion.
    What’s catching and should be foremost in policymakers’ minds is most of the information describing Ukraine’s imminent crash which led to the decision to go to war comes from Ukrainian experts inside and outside the Zelensky administration. The tie-in to western economies’ gas prices and inflation pressure becomes patently obvious as a prop for Ukraine to lean on keeping its citizens from blaming Kyiv’s bad economic and energy policies.
    Without the war, industry, business, and even civil government structures were grinding to a halt. Ukraine’s top experts predicted the situation would crescendo in June-July 2022. US President Joe Biden and Ukraine’s Zelensky needed to push the war and scapegoat Russia as the cause of Ukraine’s economic crash which is the single major factor why Zelensky ordered a Croatia scenario attack slated to begin in March.

    Report from March Moscow Policy conference- Ukraine Denazification and Z

    (Like when Obama called all the bankers together and forced them to take free-loans from Washington or-else.)
    Pentagon Asks Top 8 US Arms Makers to Meet on Ukraine
    US weapons makers are expected to reap long-term benefits from the war

    Pentagon Asks Top 8 US Arms Makers to Meet on Ukraine

    #106205
    D Benton Smith
    Participant

    @aKullervo

    ” (disparaging love & hate; against hope)

    Love is becoming the other
    without losing the self;
    hate is losing the other
    without losing the self.
    Love & hate are just a matter
    of self-preservation.

    Hope is the belief that, someday,
    ‘the self’ and ‘the other’ become a diluted,
    somehow palatable mess.”

    What a wonderful poem. I quoted the entirety so everyone could enjoy reading it again.

    If someone else wrote it then you have excellent taste. If you are the author then you’re both a true genius and a damn good poet.

    #106206
    Figmund Sreud
    Participant

    “Not in my lifetime have Americans, purporting to be thoughtful, intelligent people, been so wide-eyed, so stupefied as those who are pretending to lead them and to inform them by seeking to bury them in ignorance. […]

    … Please pass the kale chips.

    PATRICK LAWRENCE: The Great Acquiescence — Glory to Ukraine

    PATRICK LAWRENCE: The Great Acquiescence — Glory to Ukraine

    F.S.

    #106208
    Kimo
    Participant

    Killer T caught in the act, film at 11.

    #106209
    Kimo
    Participant

    er, just noticed, retweeted by TAE. Oh well, proves to me again I’m in the right place.

    #106210
    a kullervo
    Participant

    @D Benton Smith

    Thank you for your kind words.
    I’m not the one deserving the encomium, though: all praise goes to The Eternal , which provided me with the means to observe and ponder.

    Kind regards.

    #106212
    D Benton Smith
    Participant

    @aKullervo

    I love the reply even more than the poem, and so does my wife, Ruey.

    #106213
    Noirette
    Participant

    On: “Zelensky’s miscaculation concerning Medvechuk” > top post.

    Medvechuck, who he is, what his relation to Putin is, many interviews of Med. and Putin. Note how cautious Putin is, he could not refuse to be the godfather of Med.’s second daughter. Med. has always claimed that UKR. is a cobbled together disaster in the making (> my own words) whereas Putin insists on the “one ppl” stuff (Presuming he excludes Galicia?)

    Movie: “Revealing Ukraine” by Igor Lopatonok continues investigations of the ongoing Ukrainian crisis following “Ukraine on Fire.” In addition, it analyzes the current political backstage and its dangerous potential for the world.

    Eng over-voice + eng subs. 1.5 hour. 2019.

    https://watch.plex.tv/movie/revealing-ukraine

    (i can watch this for free, ads are black screen, one has to then click forward.. idk about other places..)

    #106217
    willem
    Participant

    @Figmund Sreud: Thanks for that Patrick Lawrence article. It gets right to the heart of my own observations. Again last night, my sense of isolation was renewed by a call from a good friend on the other side of the country. Since he retired and moved back east, we now only talk maybe once a month. He started out by expressing his depression/distress/anger at “the evil Vladimir Putin.” I thought to myself, “there goes another one.”

    Literally every single personal contact I’ve preserved into retirement, including my extended family, is seemingly “assimilated.” This is profoundly discouraging, especially since none of them are even close to what any reasonable person would label “stupid.” If I didn’t frequent forums like this one, it would be quite easy to believe that I’m virtually alone in my beliefs about what is happening around us.

    #106218
    Germ
    Participant

    This is where we are in the UK.

    Speechless!

    “Wear face masks on the beach this Easter, councils advise”
    https://www.telegraph.co.uk/news/2022/04/16/wear-face-masks-beach-easter-councils-advise/

    Covid is now officially a mental disorder!🤡🤡🤡

    #106219
    Germ
    Participant

    “Ugo Humbert: Doctors said my issues could have been negative vaccine reaction”

    https://www.tennisworldusa.org/tennis/news/Tennis_Interviews/112231/ugo-humbert-doctors-said-my-issues-could-have-been-negative-vaccine-reaction/

    Could? Hahaha!!

    #106220
    Susmarie108
    Participant

    War is Over! If YOU want it.

    Yes. Only IF……

    “YOU can take actions and not be a victim. Collectively all the individuals taking actions, filling pantries, growing gardens, and keeping their heads add up to the whole country and society. So we don’t need them if our own houses are in order. And if we are each in order, we flood them out.” – Dr D.

    Taking meaningful action makes LIFE tangible and REAL; it provides a roadmap. Every act of LOVE and KINDNESS (in growing a garden, in filling pantries, in tending to a dying friend) is a tool of instruction/construction in the world of fear, hate, and lies.

    The act of being/giving LOVE and kindness transforms. In that transformation, YOU come to appreciate, to discern, to know what is TRUTH. Kunstler laments the impact of being being completely “marinated in falsehood” (= the war) which is utterly destructive and disabling.

    The remedy is in creating meaning, value, and purpose – being in the world with LOVE, in the present; this will take YOU back to the the Source, the true power in this Creation.

    LOVE to All.

    #106222
    Oroboros
    Participant

    “…It’s Our Job To Control How People Think… Not Elon Musk’s..”

    MEDIAWHORES on parade.

    They actually said that, “Elon Musk is trying to control how people think, that’s our job!”

    #106223
    Maxwell Quest
    Participant

    @willem said:

    “Again last night, my sense of isolation was renewed by a call from a good friend on the other side of the country. Since he retired and moved back east, we now only talk maybe once a month. He started out by expressing his depression/distress/anger at “the evil Vladimir Putin.” I thought to myself, “there goes another one.”

    Welcome to the club. This sense of “isolation” is uncomfortable, but one does get used to it after a while, learning to adapt, and learning when to speak and when to remain silent. In effect, letting the inner voice guide us on when our pearls should be cast.

    Just yesterday, I was having lunch with a quite open-minded neighbor and mentioned how my feelings of isolation have only intensified as the great media Lie Machine began careening wildly from one manufactured crisis to the next over the past decade, while taking most of the population along for the ride. Our morning coffee group was literally torn apart during the Trump years, and is now defunct. Another victim of the many psyops. A few of the group even looked on me in disgust (and hatred I might add) when I refused to get the mRNA vaccine in the early stages of the plandemic. Despite many years of friendship, they turned on one another like crazed zombies after being infected by one media mind virus or the next.

    Luckily, my brother is fairly up to speed as well as my parents (dad is 93), but only because of many years of hand-holding, and a gentle weaning process from the corporate media. I’ve learned that very few people know how to do research on the internet, and therefore rely on traditional media for their world view. Even worse, fewer have any grounding in principles or natural law, so can’t tell the difference between a charlatan or a saint, a falsehood or a truth. Their idols are money and comfort, and both are pursued with equal vigor.

    #106224
    Veracious Poet
    Participant

    Indubitably, marinated in falsehood, steeped in stupidity & hobbled by hubris the West is sleepwalking into WW3, soon to manifest into the total destruction of post WW2 civilization, due to endemic toxic child EGOs that namby pambily placed sex, drugs, rock & roll above sane morals & ethics, a mind virus where appearances of progressive thought determined winners/losers in a multi-generational popularity contest.

    Precursors to the Eve of destruction:

    1> China/Russia ejected from the UN “Security” Council.

    2> One or more NATO members launch missiles, drones et al. from their home countries with full verification of China/Russia.

    3> Taiwan becomes a hardened .MIL beachhead, with US/NATO troops gathering en masse, including nuclear-tipped missiles.

    4> China/Russia satellites destroyed in a first strike move to blind.

    5> Biological weapons of mass destruction are unleashed on China/Russia (probably already happening).

    Note: Trump tried to disarm & deal with Ukraine corruption, including Biden et al., but the #Derp Swamp rallied to shut him down.

    Without a doubt the majority of mass psychotics in the West still support the apparatchiks, mercs, toadies, lackeys & sycophants that aligned themselves against Trump’s “lawful” actions to defuse the Ukie maelstrom, the same that still believe in Dr. Fauci-stein’s genocidal plans…

    The level of dissembling, moronic excuses for “human” beings has reached the point where the very fabric of time/space may become threatened (At least in this solar system) 😕

    Is there no end to this multi-generational madness?

    #106225
    WES
    Participant

    Isn’t inducing the feeling of isolation and being the only one, the whole purpose of propaganda?

    Divide and conquer at it’s best.

    That was the theme of 1984.

    #106226
    Veracious Poet
    Participant

    Predator catch & release in Klownifornia ~ Intentional?

    Orange County officials are warning the public about an “extremely dangerous and violent criminal” who is on the loose.

    Ike Souzer, 18, was released from the Theo Lacy Facility in Orange on Wednesday and transferred to a Santa Ana halfway house on electronic monitoring, the O.C. District Attorney’s Office said.

    At some point, he took off the monitor and disappeared.

    In addition to other charges, Souzer was convicted in December of attacking three correctional officers and was ordered to wear an electronic monitor for the remainder of his
    sentence, which was set to expire on July 9, 2023.

    He was originally arrested under suspicion of killing his mother in Garden Grove on May 4, 2017. He was later found guilty of manslaughter in juvenile court in 2019.

    Barbara Scheuer-Souzer, 47, was found by a neighbor covered in blood outside her home in the 11000 block of Gilbert Street, police said at the time. She had been stabbed multiple times in the stomach.

    Before she died, Scheuer-Souzer had identified her son — then 13 — as the attacker, according to investigators. Police did not identify the boy at the time due to his age.

    https://ktla.com/news/local-news/o-c-officials-warn-of-extremely-dangerous-and-violent-criminal-on-the-loose

    A government by & for the criminally insane…

    #106227
    WES
    Participant

    Regarding the proposed new world economic order verses the current economic world order.

    First remember, when a caveman woke up in the morning, he/she didn’t think about money because the concept of money hadn’t been invented yet. So they had no need for money. Were they happy?

    Every economic order has it’s artificial construct or anchor.
    The world’s first economic order was bartering of goods and services.
    This evolved into gold and silver as money to make bartering of goods and services easier.
    Somewhere along the way a banker was born.
    The banker basterdized money by creating paper money.
    Today that banker is insisting we accept paperless money created out of thin air.
    Someday someone is going to wake up, get out on the wrong side of the bed, and say this money is naked!
    The proposed new economic order is a socialist’s effort to create what they perceive to be a fairer system of money.
    But how do you define what is “fair” these days?
    It depends upon what you consider to be valuable.
    Socialists, driven by their ideology, may have very different ideas of what is valuable, than you do.
    The same built-in weaknesses of communism.
    Who decides what to produce? The government or you?
    Today the current old money and the proposed new money are really not that far apart in their constructs.
    Both forms of money are run by committees with either bankers or gov/socialists.
    Both forms of money are naked and subject to manipulation.
    Both the new and old money are designed by governments to screw you.
    So what could possibly go wrong?
    You will own nothing and be happy?

    Remember cavemen had no money.

    #106231
    TAE Summary
    Participant
    #106232
    Archie
    Participant

    I’ll just leave this video link here. It is about 9 minutes long and I should add you see won’t see anything this honest on the nightly news in the Empire of Hate and Lies.

    https://www.bitchute.com/video/m4P2ylBqhv3W

    #106233
    Doc Robinson
    Participant

    This past week, this UK authorized a traditional type of vaccine for Covid-19, made with inactivated whole virus, from the company Valneva.

    Covid-19: UK approves Valneva vaccine for adults under 50
    https://www.bmj.com/content/377/bmj.o985

    Not much has been published about trial results.

    In a press release Valneva reported that the trial met its primary endpoints, with the vaccine showing superiority over the AstraZeneca vaccine in terms of neutralising antibody concentrations and was non-inferior in terms of seroconversion rates (above 95% in both groups), two weeks after the second dose in the over 30s…

    Further analysis of the results showed that the vaccine induced T cell activity against the spike (74.3%), nucleoprotein (45.9%), and matrix (20.3%) proteins…

    The press release said that the vaccine was generally well tolerated and was “significantly more favourable” in comparison with the AstraZeneca vaccine, with participants who received Valneva reporting fewer injection site reactions (73.2% v 91.1% for AstraZeneca; P<0.0001) and systemic reactions (70.2% v 91.1%, P<0.0001).

    No unsolicited serious adverse events related to treatment were reported…

    https://www.bmj.com/content/375/bmj.n2551

    #106234
    Veracious Poet
    Participant

    The only way a vaccine is going to be injected into my body is if I’m incapacitated (wife feels the same) 🙄

    I wouldn’t trust ANY new pharma drug (barely able to trust existing “safe & effective” products), in this new age of fascist imperialism…

    Destroying the credibility of health care will have LONG term effects one can only postulate about right now.

    #106235
    WES
    Participant

    Doc Robinson:

    Some how I still wouldn’t take this vaccine either.
    The risks still seem too high.
    For what benefit? None that I can see.

    #106236
    WES
    Participant

    TAE Summary:

    This reminds me of the song 2525! Will we still be alive by then?

    #106237
    zerosum
    Participant

    All men 18 – 60 Were armed.
    No Innocent civilians.
    Everyone is combatants.

    By arming citizens in a haphazard manner, as is currently the case, the EU is turning them into combatants, with the consequential effect of making them potential targets. Moreover, without command, without operational goals, the distribution of arms leads inevitably to settling of scores, banditry and actions that are more deadly than effective. War becomes a matter of emotions. Force becomes violence.

    #106238
    V. Arnold
    Participant

    This from Strategic Culture is a must read, IMO:

    Ukraine Conflict Marks End of Era Dominated by Western Power

    #106282
    willem
    Participant

    @Veracious Poet, @WES: I’m with you. You’re right on target about the destruction of the credibility of the health care system. No longer can one trust what might be in that syringe…..

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