Apr 182022
 


Pablo Picasso Les Demoiselles d’Avignon 1907

 

Zelensky’s Campaign of Assassination, Kidnapping And Torture of Opposition (GZ)
Zelenskiy Says Russia Wants To ‘Destroy’ Ukraine’s Entire Donbas Region (G.)
US, EU Sacrificing Ukraine To ‘Weaken Russia’: Jacques Baud (Maté)
Ukraine Conflict Marks End of Era Dominated by Western Power (SCF)
Chinese-Style Social Credit Comes To The Heart Of Europe (CP)
China’s Home Sales By Volume Down 25.6% Y-o-Y (DJ)
New EU Sanctions May Backfire and Benefit China (Lacalle)
5 Witnesses In Clinton Campaign’s False Russian Claims Take the 5th (Turley)
CIA Concluded Dems’ Trump-Russia Allegation ‘User Created’ (JT)
Elon Musk Slams Mark Zuckerberg’s Control Over Meta (NB)
‘Crazy Elon’ Musk Now Facing Federal Heat (Gasparino)

 

 

 

 

Is unexpected death the #1 cause of death for 2022?

 

 

Big differences.

 

Jimmy Dore WMD
https://twitter.com/i/status/1515957337462390784

 

 

 

 

“There is one less traitor in Ukraine..”

Zelensky’s Campaign of Assassination, Kidnapping And Torture of Opposition (GZ)

Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelensky has framed his country’s war against Russia as a battle for democracy itself. In a carefully choreographed address to US Congress on March 16, Zelensky stated, “Right now, the destiny of our country is being decided. The destiny of our people, whether Ukrainians will be free, whether they will be able to preserve their democracy.” US corporate media has responded by showering Zelensky with fawning press, driving a campaign for his nomination for the Nobel Peace Prize and inspiring a flamboyant musical tribute to himself and the Ukrainian military during the 2022 Grammy awards ceremony on April 3. Western media has looked the other way, however, as Zelensky and top officials in his administration have sanctioned a campaign of kidnapping, torture, and assassination of local Ukrainian lawmakers accused of collaborating with Russia.

Several mayors and other Ukrainian officials have been killed since the outbreak of war, many reportedly by Ukrainian state agents after engaging in de-escalation talks with Russia. “There is one less traitor in Ukraine,” Internal Affairs Ministry advisor Anton Geraschenko stated in endorsement of the murder of a Ukrainian mayor accused of collaborating with Russia. Zelensky has further exploited the atmosphere of war to outlaw an array of opposition parties and order the arrest of his leading rivals. His authoritarian decrees have triggered the disappearance, torture and even murder of an array of human rights activists, communist and leftist organizers, journalists and government officials accused of “pro-Russian” sympathies.

The Ukrainian SBU security services has served as the enforcement arm of the officially authorized campaign of repression. With training from the CIA and close coordination with Ukraine’s state-backed neo-Nazi paramilitaries, the SBU has spent the past weeks filling its vast archipelago of torture dungeons with political dissidents. On the battlefield, meanwhile, the Ukrainian military has engaged in a series of atrocities against captured Russian troops and proudly exhibited its sadistic acts on social media. Here too, the perpetrators of human rights abuses appear to have received approval from the upper echelons of Ukrainian leadership.

While Zelensky spouts bromides about the defense of democracy before worshipful Western audiences, he is using the war as a theater for enacting a blood-drenched purge of political rivals, dissidents and critics. “The war is being used to kidnap, imprison and even kill opposition members who express themselves critical of the government,” a left-wing activist beaten and persecuted by Ukraine’s security services commented this April. “We must all fear for our freedom and our lives.”

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Yesh, the Russians want to kill all the Russians.

Zelenskiy Says Russia Wants To ‘Destroy’ Ukraine’s Entire Donbas Region (G.)

Ukrainian president Volodymyr Zelenskiy has accused Russia of wanting to “destroy” the entire eastern region of Donbas, as the last remaining forces in the strategic port of Mariupol prepared on Monday for a final defence. While also shelling the capital Kyiv and second-city Kharkiv in the past 24 hours, Moscow is pushing for a major victory in the southern city as it works to wrest control of Donbas and forge a land corridor to already-annexed Crimea. But Ukraine has pledged to fight on and defend the city, defying a Russian ultimatum on Sunday that called on the remaining fighters inside the encircled Azovstal steel plant to lay down their arms and surrender. Ukrainian authorities have urged people in Donbas to move west to escape a large-scale Russian offensive to capture its composite regions of Donetsk and Lugansk.

“Russian troops are preparing for an offensive operation in the east of our country in the near future. They want to literally finish off and destroy Donbas,” Zelenskiy said in an evening statement, in which he also repeated a plea for foreign governments to send weapons for his troops. Mariupol has become a symbol of Ukraine’s unexpectedly fierce resistance since Russian troops invaded the former Soviet state on 24 February. “The city still has not fallen,” the prime minister, Denys Shmyhal, said on Sunday. “There’s still our military forces, our soldiers. So they will fight to the end,” he told ABC’s This Week. “We will not surrender.” While several large cities were under siege, he said, not one – with the exception of Kherson in the south – had fallen, and more than 900 towns and cities had been recaptured.

Following Ukrainian fighters’ refusal to surrender Mariupol, Russian troops will reportedly close the city for entry and exit on Monday and issue “movement passes” to those who remain, an adviser to the mayor has said. [..] Meanwhile, Ukraine has completed a questionnaire that will form a starting point for the European Union to decide on its membership. “Today, I can say that the document has been completed by the Ukrainian side,” Ihor Zhovkva, the deputy head of Zelenskiy’s office, told the Ukrainian public broadcaster on Sunday. The European Commission would need to issue a recommendation on Ukraine’s compliance with the necessary membership criteria, he added “We expect the recommendation … to be positive, and then the ball will be on the side of the EU member states.”

Macgregor
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“They were aware that an operation was to be launched against the Republics of the Donbas..”

US, EU Sacrificing Ukraine To ‘Weaken Russia’: Jacques Baud (Maté)

JACQUES BAUD: Well, I think we have to understand, as you know, that the war in fact hasn’t started on 24 February this year. It started already in 2014. But I think that the Russians always hoped that this conflict could be solved on a political level, in fact; I mean the Minsk agreements and all that. So, basically what led to the decision to launch an offensive in the Donbas was not what happened since 2014. There was a trigger for that, and the trigger is two things; I mean, it came in two phases, if you want.

The first is the decision and the law adopted by [Volodymyr] Zelenskyy in March 2021—that means last year—to reconquer Crimea by force, and that started a build-up of the Russian armored for…not the Russian, [rather] the Ukrainian armored forces in the southern parts of the country. And so, I think the Russians were perfectly aware of this build-up. They were aware that an operation was to be launched against the Republics of the Donbas, but they did not know when, and, of course, they were just observing that, and then came the real trigger.

You may remember that—I think it was on the 16th of February—Joe Biden, during a press conference, told that he knew that the Russians would attack. And how would he know that? Because I still have some contacts, and nobody actually thought that the Russians—before end of January, beginning of February—I think nobody thought that the Russians would attack Ukraine. So, there must have been something that made Biden aware that the Russians would attack.

And this something, in fact, is the intensification of the artillery shelling of the Donbas starting on the 16th of February, and this increase in the shelling was observed, in fact, by the [Border] Observer Mission of the OSCE [Organization for Security and Co-operation in Europe], and they recorded this increase of violation, and it’s a massive violation. I mean, we are talking about something that is about 30 times more than what it used to be, because the last eight years you had a lot of violations from both sides, by the way. But suddenly on the 16th of February you had a massive increase of violation on the Ukrainian side. So, for the Russians, Vladimir Putin in particular, that was the sign that the operation—the Ukrainian operation—was about to start.

And then everything started; I mean, all the events came very quickly. That means that if we look at the figures, you can see that there’s, as I said, a massive increase from the 16th-17th, and then it reached kind of a maximum on the 18th of February, and that was continuing.

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The bigger picture.

“..and the unacceptable assaults the Kiev regime was inflicting on the Russian-speaking population in the Donbass region..”

Ukraine Conflict Marks End of Era Dominated by Western Power (SCF)

A sure sign of the bigger dimensions is the way the U.S., NATO, and European allies have rapidly deployed a total hybrid war on Russia, in an attempt to destroy the latter’s economy. The Western claims about “defending democracy, sovereignty, and international law” are contemptible and fraudulent. By funneling weapons to a repressive, corrupt regime whose military is infested with Nazi regiments? No, the U.S. and its Western allies are using the conflict – one which Russia assiduously tried to avoid by making reasonable appeals for security treaties with NATO – as an opportunity to crush Russia. And it’s not simply about crushing Russia. It’s about crushing any challenge to the Western order. That inevitably involves confrontation with China and others who seek to defy the “Washington Consensus”.

The draconian censorship of Russia’s international media outlets and the blockade on Russia’s economy indicates a full-court campaign of hostility from Western powers that were ready to go. Russia’s intervention in Ukraine on February 24 – based on plausible principles of self-defense – provided the launchpad for pent-up Western hostility. But this hostility is not merely towards Russia. It is aimed at confronting the emergence of a multipolar world order that is beyond the control of U.S.-led dominance. That dominance – or hegemony – is based on U.S. control of the global financial system as well as on brute American military power, assisted by its NATO adjuncts.

Russia’s immediate concerns about Ukraine were based on the increasing threat that this western neighboring country posed from its treacherous involvement with NATO and the unacceptable assaults the Kiev regime was inflicting on the Russian-speaking population in the Donbass region over the past nearly eight years. But by defending those national concerns, the military intervention in Ukraine has also challenged the entire system of the U.S.-dominated Western order. Russia’s Foreign Minister Sergey Lavrov remarked on this end-of-era development. He told Russian media this week: “Our special military operation aims to put an end to the unfettered expansions and unfettered course towards total domination of the U.S. and other Western states under it on the international arena.” It is worth reflecting on his reasoning of why the duplicity and hypocrisy of Western powers had become intolerable, and why such unipolar arrogance was, and is, destroying the international order.

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Google translation from French.

Chinese-Style Social Credit Comes To The Heart Of Europe (CP)

I am fully aware that when I mentioned the establishment in the medium term of a “compulsory citizen wallet” in the pipeline in Europe and in France, with all the possible inherent “improvements” (rewards and sanctions), this could naturally to be excessive for some: “A virtuous citizen rewarded versus a bad citizen stigmatized or penalized, none of that with us! Not in a democracy, land of free thought, freedom of conscience and free will (under cover of respect for the law!)” It does not please me at all to quote Lenin: “Facts are stubborn! Unfortunately, both for myself and for those who could rightly doubt the foresight of my remarks, the Chinese-style social credit that I was announcing will set a first foothold in our European democracies. The first Europeans to try the experiment were our Italian neighbors and cousins… The local Italian press is starting to talk about it. Social credit rewarding “the virtuous citizen” will soon be introduced in Bologna with the so-called smart citizen wallet .

Naturally it will initially be on a voluntary basis, of course it will initially be on an experimental basis… It is however mentioned that the proposed portfolio will aim to give maximum benefits to virtuous citizens … When we remember that the Chinese-style restrictions were introduced in Europe through Italy, as China continued to put pressure on one of the most dramatically affected European countries , is there no what to be a little more alarmed about? As reported by the Corriere newspaper in Bologna , the establishment of the Portfolio of the Virtuous Citizen is planned after the summer of 2022. Massimo Bugani who had worked on the project with the Raggi administration explains that the idea is similar to the mechanism of a collection of supermarket points:

“Citizens will be recognized if they sort waste, if they use public transport, if they manage energy well, if they do not take sanctions from the municipal authority, if they are active with the culture card” . These behaviors defined as virtuous will correspond to a score that the Bolognese can then spend in prizes, currently “being defined. » These facts are sad, they are there: the sorting by public authorities of the good and the bad citizen, according to their own criteria, is taking shape in Europe. As for defining what comes under virtue, this is a very audacious enterprise! Should we understand that those who do not comply with the criteria of the dominant ideologies, or of what will be considered virtuous by some politicians will first be penalized by the deprivation of advantages, before being marginalized? What will become of those who will not comply, those who persist in wanting to exercise their inalienable right to free will?

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That’s a lot.

China’s Home Sales By Volume Down 25.6% Y-o-Y (DJ)

Home sales in China continued to fall in March as Beijing’s easing policies failed to revive the property market and stimulate home buyer demand amid a fresh Omicron outbreak across the country. Home sales by volume, a key indicator of demand, fell 25.6% in the first three months of 2022 from a year earlier. This compared with a 22.1% decrease during the January-February period, according to data released by the National Bureau of Statistics on Monday. New construction starts measured by floor area dropped 17.5% during January-March from a year earlier, widening from the 12.2% fall in the first two months of the year. Real-estate investment in China rose only 0.7% in the January-March period, slowing from the 3.7% increase for the first two months of the year, according to the statistics bureau.

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Blowback.

New EU Sanctions May Backfire and Benefit China (Lacalle)

The proposals of the European Union and the United States to implement a complete energy embargo on Russia must consider the reality: Asia is importing all that Russia can offer. China, India, and the main Asian economies will send Russian exports to a decade high, according to the Financial Times. In fact, Russia’s trade account surplus was expected to reach $28 billion in March, an all-time high, according to Reuters. That doesn’t mean that sanctions don’t work. Estimates of Russia’s GDP fall range between 10 and 15 percent for 2022 and inflation is close to 20 percent, according to Business Insider. However, the European Union and the United States must note that the sanctions will likely fade away, as Asian countries are purchasing all available Russian production at significant discounts.

The European Union, the United Kingdom, and the United States must not make the mistake of thinking that they can bear 100 percent of the energy embargo when China is increasing its imports from Russia. The escape route from the sanctions is China, which maintains a neutral position and, although this doesn’t prevent Russia’s economic difficulties, without China’s collaboration there can’t be a successful embargo. In 2022, Russia’s exports to China, Asian, and emerging countries are estimated to exceed $170 billion, according to Goldman Sachs, significantly more than the 2021 figure for exports to the European Union of $158 billion. Russia is expected to export some $103 billion to China, well above the $79 billion figure for 2021.

The evidence is clear. Without China, there is no real energy embargo. China accounts for 15.4 percent of Russia’s total crude oil exports, with only Saudi Arabia selling more, according to Reuters. We’re talking about 1.6 million barrels per day last year that’s expected to reach 3 million barrels per day in 2022. As for coal, Russia was the second-largest supplier of coal to China in 2021, some 57 million tons last year or 17.6 percent of its total coal imports. Russia is also China’s third-largest gas supplier. The Asian giant accounted for 6.7 percent of Russian natural gas exports in 2021, 16.5 billion cubic meters (bcm), the equivalent of 5 percent of China’s demand.

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” The Alfa Bank hoax and Sussmann’s efforts paralleled the work of his partner Elias at the law firm Perkins Coie in pushing the Steele Dossier in a separate debunked collusion claim.”

5 Witnesses In Clinton Campaign’s False Russian Claims Take the 5th (Turley)

Special Counsel John Durham continues to drop bombshells in filings in the prosecution of former Clinton campaign lawyer Michael Sussmann. Just last week, Durham defeated an effort by Sussmann to dismiss the charges. He is now moving to give immunity to a key witness while revealing that the claims made by the Clinton campaign were viewed by the CIA as “not technically plausible” and “user created.” He also revealed that at least five of the former Clinton campaign contractors/researchers have invoked the Fifth Amendment and refused to cooperate in fear that they might incriminate themselves in criminal conduct. Finally, Durham offers further details on the involvement of Clinton campaign general counsel Marc Elias and former British spy Christopher Steele in the alleged false claims.

Recently, Durham revealed extremely damaging evidence against Sussmann. However, this is the first full description of the Clinton associates refusing to cooperate under the Fifth Amendment. Durham noted that he gave immunity to an individual identified only as “Research 2.” He then noted that this was made necessary by the refusal to cooperate by key Clinton associates: “The only witness currently immunized by the government, Researcher-2, was conferred with that status on July 28, 2021 – over a month prior to the defendant’s Indictment in this matter. And the Government immunized Researcher-2 because, among other reasons, at least five other witnesses who conducted work relating to the Russian Bank-1 allegations invoked (or indicated their intent to invoke) their right against self-incrimination. The Government therefore pursued Researcher-2’s immunity in order to uncover otherwise-unavailable facts underlying the opposition research project that Tech Executive-1 and others carried out in advance of the defendant’s meeting with the FBI.”

For his part, Sussmann and the Clinton associates have sought to use attorney-client privilege to keep evidence from Durham. Durham also detailed how the false Russian collusion claims related to Alfa Bank involved Clinton General Counsel Marc Elias and Christopher Steele. Indeed, the new requested immunized testimony would come from a Tech executive who allegedly can share information on meetings with Elias and Steele. The Alfa Bank hoax and Sussmann’s efforts paralleled the work of his partner Elias at the law firm Perkins Coie in pushing the Steele Dossier in a separate debunked collusion claim. The Federal Election Commission recently fined the Clinton Campaign and the DNC for hiding the funding of the dossier as a legal cost by Elias at Perkins Coie.

“Durham notes that both the CIA and FBI were sent on an effective wild goose chase by the Clinton campaign. He notes that the government found the allegations to be manufactured and not even technically possible. He refers to the CIA in the following passage: Agency-2 concluded in early 2017 that the Russian Bank-1 data and Russian Phone Provider-1 data was not “technically plausible,” did not “withstand technical scrutiny,” “contained gaps,” “conflicted with [itself],” and was “user created and not machine/tool generated.”

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“..data was not ‘technically plausible,’ did not ‘withstand technical scrutiny,’ ‘contained gaps,’ ‘conflicted with [itself],’ and was ‘user created and not machine/tool generated..'”

CIA Concluded Dems’ Trump-Russia Allegation ‘User Created’ (JT)

The CIA determined that data behind Trump-Russia collusion allegations from Clinton campaign lawyer Michael Sussman was “not technically plausible” and was “user created,” according to the latest court filing from Special Counsel John Durham. The 35-page filing responded to Sussmann’s defense after they objected to some evidence as being admissible at their client’s trial. Sussman, whose trial is slated to begin next month, faces charges of lying to the FBI about the Trump Organization and Alfa Bank, which reportedly has ties to the Kremlin. Durham wrote in his most recent filling that “the FBI and Agency-2 concluded that the Russian Bank-1 allegations were untrue and unsupported.” “Agency-2” is the CIA.


“[W]hile the FBI did not reach an ultimate conclusion regarding the data’s accuracy or whether it might have been in whole or in part genuine, spoofed, altered, or fabricated, Agency-2 concluded in early 2017 that the Russian Bank-1 data and Russian Phone Provider-1 data was not ‘technically plausible,’ did not ‘withstand technical scrutiny,’ ‘contained gaps,’ ‘conflicted with [itself],’ and was ‘user created and not machine/tool generated,'” Durham wrote. “The Special Counsel’s Office has not reached a definitive conclusion in this regard,” he added. Durham stressed the importance of the evidence that the collusion was allegedly fabricated. He explained that “evidence concerning the steps the FBI and Agency-2 took to investigate these matters is critical to establishing materiality because it will enable the jury to evaluate those steps which, in turn, will inform their conclusions about whether the defendant’s alleged false statement was material and could tend to influence or impair government functions.”

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“I’m not saying that I have all the answers here, but I do think that we want to be just very reluctant to delete things..”

Elon Musk Slams Mark Zuckerberg’s Control Over Meta (NB)

Elon Musk said that Meta CEO Mark Zuckerberg has too much power over the platform. Business Insider on Friday reported that Musk, the richest man in the world, was asked if his influence was a conflict of interest for his offer to buy Twitter for $43 billion. He responded and said Twitter would be nothing like Facebook if he owned it. “As for media sort of ownership, I mean, you’ve got Mark Zuckerberg owning Facebook and Instagram and WhatsApp, and with a share ownership structure that will have Mark Zuckerberg the 14th still controlling those entities,” he said.


“Like, literally,” Musk added. “We won’t have that at Twitter.” He said that his offer to buy Twitter was “not a way to make money” but was instead about promoting freedom of speech. “I’m not saying that I have all the answers here, but I do think that we want to be just very reluctant to delete things,” he noted, referring to biased content moderation and permanent bans. “And just be very cautious with permanent bans. Timeouts, I think, are better than permanent bans.”

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Predictable. Freedom is the new F word

‘Crazy Elon’ Musk Now Facing Federal Heat (Gasparino)

Now I get why he’s called “Crazy Elon.” Bankers who cover Elon Musk — the electric-car, space-travel and now, possibly, social-media impresario — tell me his own board members came up with that name a few years ago, long before he made a seemingly improbable $43 billion bid for Twitter. It was around the time he was juggling about 10 things at once, including opening new factories, fending off short sellers and regulators, and trying to keep his EV car company Tesla out of bankruptcy. As it turned out, Musk was going crazy in a visionary way. His bid to buy Twitter, the most powerful media platform in existence today, and take on the progressive social-media establishment will only enhance his reputation among his many admirers.

[..] Maybe that’s why, on the eve of Musk doing something even more outlandishly nonconformist (and maybe even crazier in his bid to buy Twitter, the seemingly ubiquitous social-media outfit that he calls the world’s “de facto town square”), the government overseers let it leak to me and Fox Business’s Eleanor Terrett that Musk is in their crosshairs. His old pals at the Securities and Exchange Commission and now the Justice Department have launched a joint investigation into Musk’s business activities, a source close to the matter says. Exactly what they’re looking at isn’t known, but here are some clues: Lawyers say he didn’t file the right paperwork when accumulating his 9%+ stake in Twitter; he may not have come clean early enough on his intentions to try taking over the entire company. (Remember how for a hot minute he was on the Twitter board, which would have prevented a takeover?)

He appears to continue to flout his settlement with the SEC over his tweeting and there have always been questions over the accuracy of his disclosures about EV production rates. These might make for a case against Musk. But he isn’t acting like a guy worried he’s guilty of something. He keeps taking on the woke corporate status quo (and the SEC, which he called “bastards” last week), something that I understand has riled up Dems who at least for now control Congress and thus the various federal regulatory agencies. Are they looking to derail Elon from owning maybe the most important social-media platform on the planet? Are they afraid he might reinstate Donald Trump on Twitter, the politician the left hates even more than Vladimir Putin? Are they worried conservative voices might get equal billing as those on the left with Elon running the show? You know the answers to those questions, so you shouldn’t be surprised Crazy Elon is in the crosshairs.

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    Pablo Picasso Les Demoiselles d’Avignon 1907   • Zelensky’s Campaign of Assassination, Kidnapping And Torture of Opposition (GZ) • Zelenskiy Says
    [See the full post at: Debt Rattle April 18 2022]

    #106311

    Gonzalo Lira is missing. He was supposed to appear on a show with George Galloway last night, but never logged in. His last know whereabouts appear to be Kharkiv.

    Saker: if Gonzalo has been seized by the local Gestapo, his only chance of survival is either being freed by a Russian special operation (assuming the Russians can find out where he is held) or an exchange. To be honest, both options are highly unlikely. Please keep him in your prayers!

    #106312
    V. Arnold
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    Andy Warhol Mick Jagger 1975

    That was a superb Warhol; hammer on nail…
    Jagger was a game changer we haven’t yet comprehended…after all these years……………..

    #106313
    Red
    Participant

    Concerning Gonzalo it is possible he just can’t communicate due to the Russian advance on Kharkiv. They seem to be able to crush domestic comms for the duration of their campaigns within certain ranges. It does look as if they’re lining this area up for the removal of the remaining Azovs within this city as well as the area in general. Hopefully this is the case.

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    a kullervo
    Participant

    The Universe: recycling, or refining?

    [With any luck, the future will be Amish (but armed to the teeth). May the actual Amish be prepared to defend themselves, otherwise their future will be grim, probably as some warlord’s slaves.]

    #106315
    Veracious Poet
    Participant

    Will this transmit your social credit score as well?

    Hand implant allows people to pay with chip

    The future is here. Those tired of taking out their wallet or phone to pay for things could soon skip that step entirely, thanks to a new implantable payment chip.

    The British-Polish company Walletmor has created a microchip that can be implanted inside a person’s hand and used as one would tap a credit card for payment. The technology is only currently allowed to be sold in the European Union and the U.K.

    #106316
    Henry
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    https://www.headwind.tv

    Headwind’s has an amazing set of interviews with the following individuals

    • Dr. Malone
    • Dr. Geert
    • Sam Brokken
    • Dr. Mattias Desmet
    • Dr. Theo Scheletri
    • Murice De Hond
    • Dr. Paul De Hert
    • Dr. Lieven Annemans

    Well worth watching.

    #106317
    teri
    Participant

    People seem to have forgotten why the 2 eastern provinces in Ukraine wanted to rejoin Russia in the first place. After the US managed to dick around with their election in 2014 and install its puppet president there, the first thing he announced was that the eastern areas would be opened to fracking and to Monsanto-owned farming. As the eastern sections were rightfully proud of their land management practices (there is a reason this is known as the ‘bread basket’ of that part of the world), they immediately objected to both these ideas and broke away from the government in Kiev.

    Ukraine should be a fairly wealthy country, all things considered; however, they have been run by oligarchs who stole the common weal for so many generations that they are always in bad shape financially. Zelensky himself is a kind of minor oligarch, so to speak, who has found himself in a position he is entirely unqualified to inhabit. Now, having done nothing for his people, and spent all the country’s money on the stupid and unnecessary war effort – that he drove them straight into because he is just not a very smart guy – he is begging other countries to bail Ukraine out. (Actually, he is asking on behalf of the oligarchy, who will make off with the cash post-haste, but one is invited to politely avert one’s eyes from this little matter.)

    But that’s not the end of it. To feather the cap of Ukraine’s future, should it survive as a nation after this fiasco, he is in talks with the IMF to bail out the country. The fucking IMF, for god’s sake! The capo di tutti capi (boss of all bosses) of lenders, whose restructuring demands (the vig, one might call it) imposed on the beggaring country are so onerous that it never gets out from under the ‘loan’.

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    Zelensky, IMF chief discuss post-war plans to rebuild Ukraine

    Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelensky spoke with International Monetary Fund (IMF) managing director Kristalina Georgieva on Sunday to discuss post-war plans to rebuild Ukraine and maintain financial stability.

    The meeting comes as Ukraine says it is running a multi-billion monthly deficit, with the World Bank predicting its economy will shrink by almost half amid Russia’s ongoing invasion.

    “Discussed with IMF Managing Director @KGeorgieva the issue of ensuring Ukraine’s financial stability & preparations for post-war reconstruction,” Zelensky wrote in a tweet on Sunday.

    “We have clear plans for now, as well as a vision of prospects. I’m sure cooperation between the IMF & (Ukraine) will continue to be fruitful.”

    In a response, Georgieva thanked Zelensky for the call, noting that “continued economic support” from Ukraine’s allies will be key to reconstruction efforts. 

    “Thank you @ZelenskyyUA for the very good call today. Continued economic support by Ukraine’s partners is essential to lay the foundations for rebuilding a modern competitive #Ukraine,” Georgieva said in a tweet. 

    The World Bank released a report last week that Ukraine’s gross domestic product (GDP) is expected to drop by 45.1 percent this year due to the war, which has now been raging for more than 50 days. […]

    Zelensky, IMF chief discuss post-war plans to rebuild Ukraine

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    userzeroid
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    A kullervo – thanks for the laugh! Armed-to-the-teeth Amish, eh?

    Ilargi – yes, prayers for Coach Red Pill. He has done a courageous job in reporting on events from Kharkov/Kharkiv.

    War is so completely senseless it is beyond measure. Bloodbaths of suffering for absolutely nothing. There is no moral of any kind other than avoid war. This was the story passed on to me by my grandparents.

    Eva Bartlett (Canadian journalist) Patrick Lancaster (American reporter) and Maximilian Clarke (British reporter) are all doing good work reporting news in English while Gonzalo is MIA.

    #106320
    Mister Roboto
    Participant

    Some details about the disappearance of Gonzalo Lira:

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    Mister Roboto
    Participant

    #106322
    Dr. D
    Participant

    “Racist Twitter Board Declares They Would Rather Go Bankrupt Than Be Owned By An African American” –BBee

    “Germany’s Economic Minister Warned of Unrest If Russian Gas Is Immediately Cut Off”

    Up until this point, it was considered to be nothing more than so-called “Russian propaganda” for anyone to make such a prediction, but now it’s literally the official position of the German government itself…”

    Yes, but will he be banned from Facebook and Twitter for the official and unavoidable national policy truth?

    What’s the difference between conspiracy theory and news? About 6 months.

    “Ever Forward Cargo Ship Freed from Chesapeake Bay” He is Risen!

    “Is unexpected death the #1 cause of death for 2022?”

    Hepatitis is now an epidemic among children. With heart attacks. But everyone remembers 12-years-old dying of heart attacks while fluffing sheets, right? Hepatitis is not just the common liver viruses, but also the name for any inflammation of the liver. A liver that filters poisons from the system. Like drugs and spike proteins.

    “Scarcity Shock”

    The West are complete knuckleheads, but China is locking down Shanghai until they can get inflation expectations here to finally move and spiral. Nothing is getting through to us. No one here is acting, setting aside food, planning gardens, anything. Besides being dense as a box of rocks, we’re exhausted, having dragged this too long where nothing we do matters.

    “Weapons of Mass Destruction and ties to Al-qaeda.” Don’t let the signal be a mushroom cloud! So golly but we just HAD to kill those 6M brown people! We had to borrow $4T dollars from the victims and transfer it to our MIC billionaires. I mean, who’s the real victim here? I say Erik Prince and Jeff Bezos.

    “Internal Affairs Ministry advisor Anton Geraschenko stated in endorsement of the murder of a Ukrainian mayor accused of collaborating with Russia.”

    I’m guessing he didn’t have a trial, since that wouldn’t be “murder”. Chilling nobody even bothers to notice, but that’s what democracies do! Nobel worthy, like the last guy who started 5 wars and killed very black and brown person he could find, abroad or at home, yes, Mr. “I’m really good at killin’ some folks”, Barack Obama.

    “The Russians want to kill all the Russians.”

    Every day, never stops. Yesterday whoever was talking about Mariupol, said it can’t be rebuilt ever. Or not by anyone but Ukraine. Whut? Of course it can be rebuilt by Halliburton, by China, by Russia, by bussed-in settlers from Romania, Argentina, Peru, Fiji, OR by Ukraine. Just hand them the city, leave them alone and they’ll be prosperous in no time. Add government, and you get extracted, dying, rubble wasteland. It’s all a matter of being able to keep your own work.

    ““The city still has not fallen,” the prime minister, Denys Shmyhal, said on Sunday. “There’s still our military forces, our soldiers. So they will fight to the end,” he told ABC’s This Week. “We will not surrender.”

    What a maniac. They own one city block. And they did surrender. Like last Thursday.

    Same as usual: “Russia’s failing, Russia’s losing, Russia’s bogged down…This just in, Russia takes another city…” Tomorrow, do it again, everyone believes it again.

    “the unacceptable assaults the Kiev regime was inflicting on the Russian-speaking population”

    Yes, it’s called ethnic cleansing and genocide. The U.S. is in favor of it. Again.

    “It’s about crushing any challenge to the Western order.”

    Which means they are now attacking every nation on earth. America (and Euro-poodles) vs the whole combined planet. Including their own heartland and 1/3 of the people in every U.S. city. They’re surrounded.

    “Russia’s immediate concerns about Ukraine were based on the increasing threat that this western neighboring country posed from its treacherous involvement with NATO

    I mean yes, but this was also signed by both sides in the original treaty. Russia reserved the right to re-intervene if something like this happened. No one mentions the U.S. signed off on that. It makes it “legal”, strange as that might seem.

    Chinese-Style Social Credit Comes to the Heart of Europe (CP)”

    If they can’t get universal totalitarian fascism, with Shanghai-death lockdowns, their system now dies. Since as party members they are never locked down, always get jam, and can do whatever they like up to framing and killing people and renting your daughters, they don’t care. If not they all hang. What’s the problem? That’s a decision that makes itself.

    “we remember that the Chinese-style restrictions were introduced in Europe through Italy,”

    After they both illegally removed Italy’s elected leader, then illegally installed an EU central banker. No one even blinked.

    Where’s the real waste and destruction coming from? 5,000sq ft houses, tax-free private jets, yachts, and $200k/mo expense accounts. Not Antonio pulling cappuccinos on his Vespa in Milan. Everyone knows the waste and bad management is off the charts, nothing’s getting done, and it’s not Maria doing it. Remove these idiot sons of idiot sons, their hookers and blow, screwing up every decision and protected from all consequences and things will be working in no time. (It’s called capitalism; firing and bankruptcy for failure, inside a government of law and property rights)

    “New EU Sanctions May Backfire and Benefit China (Lacalle)”

    EU sanctions themselves and are probably over the event horizon into dead. Like that Russian said. Now it’s turmoil, crime, and bitter street fighting. With your Draghi warlords on top making it worse.

    without China’s collaboration there can’t be a successful embargo.”

    1) Embargoes are an act of open war. 2) But Blinken ordered China to stop! I’m sure they take orders from inbred nitwits like him, and wouldn’t read him the riot act in Alaska just for personal amusement.

    5 Witnesses in Clinton Campaign’s False Russian Claims Take the 5th (Turley)”

    Appears that ‘Sussman’ completely fabricated the “Russian phone” ping records. Like the CIA took one look at it and said: this is nonsense, made up, totally false. Couldn’t they at least have carried around a fake phone and fabricated it correctly? It’s embarrassing.

    “is old pals at the Securities and Exchange Commission and now the Justice Department have launched a joint investigation into Musk’s business activities,”

    What did Musk say S-E-C stood for again that has been eminently proven over the last 10 years?

    If you’re a pal, club member, and obedient to the inbreds, there is no crime large enough to matter. If you’re out of the club, any arguable variation in accounting is jailable.

    “The world isn’t overpopulated…”

    All the cheap, empty houses are in all the rural places you’d rather be anyway. PBS and the NYT say “build moar!” Very environmental of them.

    “Cloud Seeding”

    Although this is tech from the 70s, Saudi is using it easily right now, other places have proven it works, somehow they can’t fly “Aireoplaneos” in the Western U.S. and you know, TRY anything. Nope! Seeding clouds exists but doesn’t exist. And although it’s a nation-ending crisis, it doesn’t exist so we can’t try it.

    Everything exists and doesn’t exist. All things are true and their opposites too. Must be a day ending in “Y”.

    #106323
    boilingfrog
    Participant

    Starting to wonder if Vegas has a pool betting on who will get the presidential clemency at the big guy’s term. The list is getting longer-and-longer.

    As Jung theorized, if you see a person accusing another of some behavior, take a look into the actions of the accuser…

    Bribes from foreign governments and entities…
    Fake charities, and abuse of same…
    Flaunting the rule of law…
    Attempting to overturn a lawful election…

    The Gonzalo Lira news makes my stomach hurt really, really bad…

    #106324
    Mister Roboto
    Participant

    The Gonzalo Lira news makes my stomach hurt really, really bad…

    Yeah, I’m like 80% certain he’s no longer with us in the corporeal sense. Best-case scenario would be that the Ukrainian secret police arrested him, are slapping him around a bit, and plan on sending him back to the US or Chile in cuffs as the shit-libs chortle in delight. 🙁

    #106325
    Noirette
    Participant

    F. elections, much of this applies to many other countries, so I post…

    Article in F (Le Monde, MSM) compared the demands of the Gilets Jaunes, the Le Pen program, and the Mélenchon program (before the 2017 election that saw Macron march or slither..? into the Elysée.)

    They found that the GJ demands were very close to ‘the radical left’ (MSM !), i.e. Mélenchon, JLM, also, compatible with ‘the extreme right’ (Le Pen, Dupont-Aignan.) The article shows analysis for different propositions, the positions of the various cadidates for 2017.

    Exs. (> the article) where JLM and MLP and the GJ propose the same (formulations / importance accorded may vary):

    > Nationalise Gaz and Electricity cos. Make it so prices go down. (2nd part is complex and various propos. attack different angles.)

    > Re-introduce / maintain the Solidarity Tax on ‘large fortunes’. (the ISF)

    > No automatic doxing of salaries for tax.

    > Retirement at 60, 62…or even lower for ppl who do hard bodily work.

    > End the ‘detached workers’ status.

    > Introduce proportional system elections.

    For ‘alternate’ voices or Gaullist Gvmt. type schemes to be implemented in France, candidates like MLP and JML would have to to join forces to defeat their common opponent, Macron. (JML has asked his voters not to vote MLP.)

    The present dichotomous split in F (covered up by the Hollande presidency) can be described along various axes,

    — the neo-liberal globalists vs. the nationalistic patriots

    — the arrogant, rapacious upper class, banksters incl. (as the F Revolution was never sucessfully concluded, and May 68 was pre-cursor color revolution) vs. ordinary hard-working ppl, aka capital-ressource owners vs. salaried personnel

    — the brain-dead Euro-trash, USA puppets, attached to their ill-gotten privileges, vs. stalwart citizens of a ‘sovereign’ country

    — socially : some form of ‘woke-ism’ vs. more trad. conservative values

    links in next post.

    #106326
    Oroboros
    Participant

    • US, EU Sacrificing Ukraine To ‘Weaken Russia’: Jacques Baud

    So when you start to lose in a crushing humiliating defeat, now all of a sudden you’re just ‘sacrificing’ a pawn in your ‘grand chess’ strategy.

    No, you got snookered by a superior opponent who beat you to the punch by a whisker.

    The Empire of Lies proxy is now having the ever loving snot kicked out of it on the world stage by Russia which has been forced to become even stronger financially, militarily and psychologically.

    Mission Accomplished

    I can’t wait for the Russians to parade the Ukronazis and their NATO ‘advisors’ in chains live before a War Crimes Tribunal in June.

    Hey, do you think we could hire the Chechens to round up all the mass murdering Covid Plandemic medical professionals and government health bureaucrats and hold a Crimes Against Humanity Tribunal here in the Empire of Lies???

    A guilty verdict gets the death penalty.

    Hey, maybe to save time and money just ship all the Covid mass murderers to the Crimea (great pun of a name for trials) and use the Russian infrastructure.

    After all, mass murder is mass murder, whether it’s cause is a medical experiment or a military procedure.

    #106327
    Germ
    Participant

    Yup – prayers for Gonzalo, and his family :-((

    Patrick Lancaster – “Murdered Civilians Found in Mariupol After Ukraine Forces Retreat”

    Murdered Civilians Found in Mariupol After Ukraine Forces Retreat

    #106328
    Noirette
    Participant
    #106329
    Michael Reid
    Participant

    We will see how far this goes. Seems like China is onboard. Russia? I thought we were going to get a multipolar world which focused on improving the lives of its citizens. Will that happen? Following the cull? Who knows. Got to get the wood I cut off the hill, cut up and packed away in preparation for winter to come.

    From Corbett:
    Here’s What’s Next on the Globalist Calendar

    the takeover of the planet and its resources by the predator class

    the strengthening of global government

    imploring the good folks at the United Nations to give themselves more power

    June 5th, 2022 will be hailed as the day that the brave and benevolent bureaucrats of the UN saved the planet by bestowing their gracious global government on us

    In case you haven’t heard of it yet,
    the next big push in global biopolitics is the call for a global pandemic treaty to further abrogate national sovereignty and
    to hand more power to the WHO to dictate global health policy in the name of stopping the next scamdemic.

    https://corbettreport.substack.com/p/heres-whats-next-on-the-globalist?token=eyJ1c2VyX2lkIjoxNDY1MjIwNywiXyI6IkxROHpUIiwiaWF0IjoxNjUwMjkwMTE2LCJleHAiOjE2NTAyOTM3MTYsImlzcyI6InB1Yi03MjU4MjciLCJzdWIiOiJwb3N0LXJlYWN0aW9uIn0.kcxBIY9C-VMXi4OL-6lNKOqVATmQK1FFeZ_3_4zvx8s&s=r

    #106330
    zerosum
    Participant

    freedom and democracy

    • Zelensky’s Campaign of Assassination, Kidnapping And Torture of Opposition (GZ)
    MAX BLUMENTHAL AND ESHA KRISHNASWAMY·APRIL 17, 2022

    “One less traitor”: Zelensky oversees campaign of assassination, kidnapping and torture of political opposition


    “There is one less traitor in Ukraine,”
    Ukrainian mayors accused of collaborating with Russia for wanting peace.

    Read more …
    ———-
    Desired Qualities of a good citizen in a democracy, by the snobs
    People who expect/want/mental stability/peace/unwavering faith/don’t read the blogs/don’t ask questions/are not trouble makers/don’t demonstrate/are team players accept the rules and regulation imposed on them

    #106331
    zerosum
    Participant

    Be smart, fight to the death, you will go down in history as heroes.
    Mariupol is a prison with no food, electricity, water, heat, escape.
    Mariupol is Custer’s last stand, is Battle of the Alamo
    Mariupol is a graveyard for white supramacists combatants.

    #106332
    zerosum
    Participant

    https://www.rt.com/russia/554029-foreign-mercenaries-ukraine-mariupol/
    Russia publishes data on foreign mercenaries in Ukraine
    400 foreign fighters remain trapped in Mariupol, where Kiev forces have refused an offer to surrender
    18 Apr, 2022

    An estimated 6,824 foreign mercenaries from 63 countries have come to Ukraine to fight for Volodymyr Zelensky’s government, the Russian Defense Ministry stated on Sunday. Of these, 1,035 have been “destroyed,” while several thousand remain. Four hundred foreign fighters are holed up in Mariupol, where nationalist forces, including the neo-Nazi fighters, have refused to surrender.
    These figures were announced on Sunday by Defense Ministry spokesman Major General Igor Konashenkov. According to the general, 1,035 foreign mercenaries have been killed by Russian forces and 912 fled Ukraine, leaving 4,877 active in the cities of Kiev, Kharkov, Odessa, Nikolaev and Mariupol.
    “Let me remind you that foreign mercenaries do not have the status of ‘combatants’ under International Humanitarian Law,” Konashenkov said. “They came to Ukraine to earn money by killing Slavs. Therefore, the best that awaits them is criminal liability and long prison terms.”
    Some of those who made the journey shared horror stories online of being sent to the front lines with inadequate weapons and ammo, while recruitment suffered after a Russian missile strike leveled a training center for these foreigners near the Western Ukrainian city of Lvov. “Up to 180 foreign mercenaries and a large quantity of foreign weapons were destroyed,” Konashenkov said at the time.

    #106334

    #106335

    #106336

    I am very sad to it.
    Just very sad.

    #106337

    Very sad to see it. Oh golly, how rotten!

    #106338

    FWIW, from page 58:
    “2. The court declares unlawful, and vacates the mask mandate, remanding it to the CDC for further proceedings consistent with this order.”

    US District Judge Kathryn Kimball Mizelle, Tampa Florida, 18 April 2022

    #106339
    zerosum
    Participant

    Poor editing.
    I saw that the Bombed repair shop was less than 100 ft from the railway line.

    #106340
    John Day
    Participant

    I am sorry for all of these horrors of war.
    Rest in Peace, Gonzalo Lira…

    #106341
    willem
    Participant

    So sorry to hear about Gonzalo Lira. All along while watching his reports I have wondered how much personal risk he was putting himself at, webcasting inside a war zone with bad people nearby that were certain not to like what he had to say.

    The Patrick Lancaster reporting looks mighty risky, too. I hope he can stay out of the line of fire.

    #106342
    oxymoron
    Participant

    To report what your own eyes tell you. That is what Orwell said we must not do. The party must be everything, collectivism killed him.
    I’m sorry for those who love him and those who knew his life.

    #106343
    boilingfrog
    Participant

    Gonzalo Lira, he seemed such a wonderful soul, intelligent and possessing the ability to laugh at himself. So very, very sad. He will be greatly missed.

    #106344
    Veracious Poet
    Participant

    Today I rose with this question on my spirit, as I skim the latest news of the global horror show:

    Why is it that after 300+ years of the emergence of Natural Law as a legal construct, the majority of humanity is still suffering under the depraved rule of usurpers, tyrants, sociopaths & the criminally insane?

    Ignorance? Complacency? Lethargy? Collaboration?

    Over the last hundred years alone, humanity has suffered tremendously through two world wars, a nuclear cold war & various other manipulated wars of rape, pillage, plunder & mass murder, is there no common thread among gen pop craving a peaceful coexistence?

    What about America, where Natural Law was literally the impetus + legal foundation for the 1765 – 1791 Revolution & the foundation of the Democratic Republic?

    Is it that the majority of humanity is & always has been mentally deficient and/or pathological insane?

    After 30+ years of trying to enlighten the “citizenry” to our most powerful tool for peace, prosperity & liberty I am at a complete loss to understand how the masses are so utterly lost…

    Maybe I’m not human after all, the lost progeny of some alien species that got trapped on this Godforsaken hellhole known as planet Earth 😕

    #106345
    userzeroid
    Participant

    That is so sad. RIP Gonzalo Lira. My sincerest condolences to his family and friends.

    He had muy grande cojones made of steel. An intelligent and inspiring fellow who will be missed.

    #106346
    Veracious Poet
    Participant

    One thought that occurred to me was concerning the rise of socialism in the 19th century…

    Socialism is not compatible in it’s core theory with Natural Law.

    So, there’s that to add to the mix of NPD Mass Formation Psychosis… 😕

    #106347
    John Day
    Participant

    “Losses” includes a family pic at Saturday’s Easter Party at the homestead. Most of those pictured camped out overnight. Nobody got hurt. https://drjohnsblog.substack.com/p/losses?s=w

    Journalist Gonzalo Lira, who has been reporting from inside Ukraine, while walking around through cities, has disappeared suddenly, and has reportedly been captured and killed by Ukrainian neo-nazi secret police.
    https://thesaker.is/gonzalo-lira-is-missing/comment-page-2/#comments

    On a much, much smaller note, Google Blogger has enigmatically deleted another post of mine, “Individuals Matter” from Johnday’s Blog,
    on April 17, after it was posted April 7.
    I must presume that parts of it are outside of the Google-approved scope of American public discourse.
    It can still be viewed on Substack https://drjohnsblog.substack.com/p/individuals-matter?s=w

    ​ ​Ukraine Conflict Marks End of Era Dominated by Western Power​
    ​The ongoing military conflict in Ukraine is a watershed event of immense historical significance. It marks a break from the past and the beginning of a new geopolitical reality, one that will encompass progress in international relations towards greater economic development, justice, and peace.
    ​ ​The military conflict in Ukraine is not about a narrow conflict between Ukraine and Russia. It is but the outward sign of a bigger confrontation between, on the one hand, the U.S.-led Western order and, on the other, nations like Russia, China, and others who refuse to accept a subordinate role.

    Ukraine Conflict Marks End of Era Dominated by Western Power

    ​Former NATO advisor says that US and EU are “Sacrificing Ukraine to weaken Russia”
    ​ F​ormer Swiss intelligence officer, senior United Nations official, and NATO advisor Jacques Baud analyzes the conflict and argues that the US and its allies are exploiting Ukraine in a longstanding campaign to bleed its Russian neighbor.
    ..I think it was on the 16th of February—Joe Biden, during a press conference, told that he knew that the Russians would attack. And how would he know that? (Because I still have some contacts, and nobody actually thought that the Russians—before end of January, beginning of February—I think nobody thought that the Russians would attack Ukraine.)
    So, there must have been something that made Biden aware that the Russians would attack. And this something, in fact, is the intensification of the artillery shelling of the Donbas starting on the 16th of February, and this increase in the shelling was observed, in fact, by the [Border] Observer Mission of the OSCE [Organization for Security and Co-operation in Europe], and they recorded this increase of violation, and it’s a massive violation. I mean, we are talking about something that is about 30 times more than what it used to be, because the last eight years you had a lot of violations from both sides, by the way. But suddenly on the 16th of February you had a massive increase of violation on the Ukrainian side. So, for the Russians, Vladimir Putin in particular, that was the sign that the operation—the Ukrainian operation—was about to start.
    ​https://thegrayzone.com/2022/04/15/us-eu-sacrificing-ukraine-to-weaken-russia-fmr-nato-adviser/

    #106348
    John Day
    Participant

    Bill sends these next 2 articles about CIA “influence” in Ukraine since WW-2.
    ​The CIA, 70 Years in Ukraine, Douglas Valentine
    “The United States occupies Ukraine, its government…an occupation government that’s supported and funded and directed by the United States, and the businessmen and the military people and the politicians that support the Americans benefit and those who don’t are put on hit lists and they’re targeted and and that’s basically the history and the summary of what’s going on in the Ukraine.”
    “The CIA through its agent operations which have been in place for 70 years is at the vanguard of that operation…also to steal Ukraine’s…natural resources.”
    https://www.sott.net/article/466806-Douglas-Valentine-The-CIA-70-Years-In-Ukraine-Highlights

    ​ ​The Taliban, al-Qaeda, and ISIS all arose in an environment the CIA created. The Azov Battalion is just the next iteration. FBI Director Christopher Wray warned Congress about them; we de-funded them; and dozens of members of Congress implored then-Secretary of State Pompeo to designate them a foreign terrorist organization (FTO).
    10 Proofs Ukraine Is A CIA War Working Against Actual Ukrainians

    ​ ​How the West Was Won: Counterinsurgency, PSYOPS and the Military Origins of the Internet​
    ​ Over​ ​time, however, the intelligence state lost touch with reality, as the focus of its counterinsurgency programs shifted from foreign to domestic populations, from national security risks to ordinary citizens. Particularly in the wake of 9/11, when the NSA and its British counterpart, GCHQ, began mapping out the Internet.
    ​ ​Thanks to Edward Snowden’s revelations in 2013, we now know that the NSA were collecting 200 billion pieces of data every month, including the cell phone records, emails, web searches and live chats of more than 200 million ordinary Americans. This was extracted from the world’s largest internet companies via a lesser-known, data mining program called Prism.
    ​ ​There’s another name for this, and its total information awareness. The highest attainment of a paranoid state seeking absolute control over its population. What ceases to be worth the candle is that peoples right to privacy is enshrined under the US Constitution’s fourth amendment.
    ​ ​Few understand how lockdowns are ripples on these troubled waters. Decades of counterinsurgency waged against one subset of society, branded insurgents for their Marxist ideals has, overtime, shifted to anyone holding anti-establishment views. The predictive policing of track and trace and the theory of asymptomatic transmission are the unwelcome repercussions of the intelligence state seeking total information awareness over its citizens.​..
    ​https://www.globalresearch.ca/how-west-was-won-counterinsurgency-psyops-military-origins-internet-2/5777242

    ​More of the same, but even harder to pretend the Russians did it this time…
    MURDERED CIVILIANS FOUND IN MARIUPOL AFTER UKRAINE FORCES RETREAT
    ​ ​Ukrainian Armed Forces (UAF) and its notorious extremist Azov Battalion fighters appear to have left dozens of murdered civilians behind, including some with their hands bound – indicating an execution, after UAF retreated from their positions embedded among civilians in Mariupol.
    ​ ​Residents give testimony as to the war crimes perpetrated by UAF and Azov fighters.

    Murdered Civilians Found in Mariupol After Ukraine Forces Retreat

    #106349
    John Day
    Participant

    ​ Analysis of the (Russian Black Sea fleet flagship) Moskva sinking in the Black Sea a few days ago, including photographs​ taken from Turkish rescue-ship.
    https://thesaker.is/sitrep-operation-z-11/

    Moon of Alabama (German)
    The Ukraine Is Still Losing So What Is Its Plan?
    Russian and Donbas forces have cleared the city of Mariupol except for the giant metallurgic complex of Azovstal which is held by some estimated 4,000 men, including many from the fascist Azov battalion.
    https://www.moonofalabama.org/2022/04/the-ukraine-is-still-losing-so-what-is-its-plan.html#more

    These diplomatic words can be read through a variety of cognitive filters and convey different implications to different people.
    ​ ​In an interview with NBC’s “Meet the Press”, Austrian Chancellor Karl Nehammer – who met with Vladimir Putin last week – said that the Russian President “believes he is winning the war” almost two months after Russia invaded Ukraine. Nehammer, said that the Russian leader told him that the war is “necessary,” even though Western sanctions have had an impact.
    ​ ​“[Putin] thinks the war is necessary for security guarantees for the Russian Federation,” Nehammer said. “He doesn’t trust the international community, he blames Ukrainians for genocides in the Donbas region.”
    ​ ​“So he is now in his world, but I think he knows what is going on now in Ukraine.”
    ​ ​Nehammer added that Putin told him in German that it was “better the war ends earlier than later,” which led the Austrian leader to believe the Russian president knows “exactly what is going on now.”
    ​ ​The Austrian chancellor, who was the first Western leader to sit down with Putin since the start of the invasion due to his country’s traditionally close ties with Russia, emphasized the need to confront Putin on alleged war crimes and the need for humanitarian corridors in Ukraine.
    https://www.zerohedge.com/military/austrian-chancellor-putin-believes-he-winning-war

    Charles Hugh Smith brings up the “very large numbers”, which are so hard to comprehend, focusing on the $33 trillion increase in US national debt in the past 12 years. It is only the additional debt discussed here.
    American citizens stand to benefit from the fall of the global dollar regime if they are no longer liable to service this debt until they die, and hand it to their kids and grandkids. https://drjohnsblog.substack.com/p/debt-repudiation?s=w
    ​ ​Does it illuminate the $33 trillion to say that’s $100,000 of debt for every one of the 330 million Americans? Are we each $100,000 better off for borrowing $33 trillion? Well, a few folks have benefitted. The top 400 wealthiest folks have seen their wealth skyrocket by trillions of dollars​…​
    https://www.oftwominds.com/blogapr22/big-numbers4-22.html

    #106350
    John Day
    Participant

    ​ The lipid nanoparticles that get the mRNA into cells, the carriers of this genetic-message, are highly inflammatory themselves. (This article was presented about a year before it was finally published, too late to change the course of decision-making.) Thanks D.R.
    The mRNA-LNP platform’s lipid nanoparticle component used in preclinical vaccine studies is highly inflammatory
    https://www.cell.com/iscience/fulltext/S2589-0042(21)01450-4

    ​ Medical Emergency Powers to evict people and use their homes to “isolate” COVID patients in apartment blocks with shared ventilation. (huh?)
    Shanghai cops clash with citizens over leaving homes to COVID patients
    https://nypost.com/2022/04/15/chinese-cops-in-hazmats-clash-with-citizens-over-covid-evacuations/

    (Traitorous?)
    Stephen Donnelly chooses WHO over Irish sovereignty.
    Ireland will be signing up to the WHO pandemic treaty
    https://westawake.substack.com/p/stephen-donnelly-chooses-who-over?s=r

    ​ There is a new, traditional weakened-whole-virus vaccine for COVID, which appears to be at least as effective, and with fewer adverse events, and without gene-therapy mechanisms (now that everybody has had COVID of some sort, already). Thanks Jeremy.
    ​Covid-19: Valneva’s vaccine produces stronger immune response than AstraZeneca’s, company reports
    https://www.bmj.com/content/375/bmj.n2551

    ​ ​US Airlines Drop Masking Requirement After Biden Admin Concedes Mandate Was Unlawful
    https://www.zerohedge.com/political/federal-judge-declares-biden-admin-mask-mandate-planes-unlawful

    #106351
    ctbarnum
    Participant

    Mask mandate on public transport overturned. Karens screaming.

    https://www.zerohedge.com/political/federal-judge-declares-biden-admin-mask-mandate-planes-unlawful

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