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Russia Test Fires ‘Satan 2’ Missile Amid Ukraine War (Celente)
Zelensky: If Ukraine Had Access To More Weapons, War Would Already Be Won (NYP)
NATO Is Invalid And The Nations In It Deserve What They Get (Denninger)
Jeremy Corbyn Calls For End To NATO To Bring World Peace (GBNews)
Red Cross Denies Kyiv’s Accusation Of Working ‘In Concert’ With Moscow (Y!)
Chinese Defense Minister Warns Pentagon Chief In 1st Call (ZH)
Former Intel Officials Want Efforts to Break Up Big Tech Stopped (CTH)
Democrats Sicced The CIA On Their Domestic Enemy, The President (Fed.)
Sussmann Doesn’t Want Clinton Tweet Admitted in Durham Case (ET)
‘Horrifying Amount Of Information’ Recovered From Biden Laptop (OAN)
Inside The New Right (Vanity Fair)
Le Pen, Macron In Bitter Clash Ahead Of Tight French Election (Y!)
US Mortgage Interest Rates Reach a 12 Year High (R.)
Assange Extradition Order Sent to Priti Patel (Lauria)
Dark Day For Press Freedom As UK Court Orders Assange Extradition (Gosztola)

 

 

Russia appears to have “liberated” Mariupol, but not -yet- the Azovstal complex.

 

 

 

 

Matt Walsh: pre-mummification

 

 

Imran Khan

 

 

“Sarmat could carry a payload capable of wiping out a landmass “the size of Texas or France..”

Russia Test Fires ‘Satan 2’ Missile Amid Ukraine War (Celente)

Russian President Vladimir Putin announced Wednesday the successful test launch of its new Sarmat superheavy Intercontinental Ballistic Missile that can reportedly deploy 10 or more nuclear warheads on each missile. Putin used the launch as a warning for “external threats and provide food for thought for those who, in the heat of frenzied aggressive rhetoric, try to threaten our country,” Reuters reported. Western analysts have called the missile “Satan 2.” The design is intended to evade anti-missile systems and can reportedly hit any target on earth. The missile was called the world’s most powerful and with the longest range. The missile was launched from Plesetsk cosmodrome, in Russia’s northwest, and traveled about 3,2000 miles to the Kamchatka peninsula.

In 2018, Putin said the Sarmat would render even to most advanced missile systems useless. “No kind of, not even future missile defense systems will offer any trouble to the Russian rocket complex, Sarmat.” The Heritage Foundation’s 2021 Index of U.S. Military Strength said “Russia remains the primary threat to American interests in Europe and is the most pressing threat to the United States,” describing Russia as “aggressive in its behavior and formidable in its growing capabilities.” Congressional Research Service wrote on 21 March 2022: “Relations between the United States and Russia have shifted over time—sometimes reassuring and sometimes concerning—yet most experts agree that Russia is the only nation that poses, through its arsenal of nuclear weapons, an existential threat to the United States.”


“Reports indicate that the next-generation Sarmat can carry up to 15 warheads, along with penetration aids, and potentially several Avangard hypersonic glide vehicles. Russia began testing the Sarmat missile in 2016. Putin noted that Sarmat could attack targets by flying over both the North and South Poles, evading detection by radars seeking missiles flying in an expected trajectory over the North Pole. Sarmat could carry a payload capable of wiping out a landmass “the size of Texas or France,” according to a report by the Kremlin-aligned Sputnik news agency.” -CNBC

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Peacemaker.

Zelensky: If Ukraine Had Access To More Weapons, War Would Already Be Won (NYP)

Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelensky says he believes the war against Russia would have already been won if Western allies including the US and NATO had sent more weapons to arm Ukraine. “If we had access to all the weapons we need, which our partners have and which are comparable to the weapons used by the Russian Federation, we would have already ended this war,” Zelensky said in a video address Tuesday evening, the Times of London reported. “We would have already restored peace and liberated our territory from the occupiers, because the superiority of the Ukrainian military in tactics and wisdom is quite obvious.”

Since the invasion began on Feb. 24, Zelensky has repeatedly asked the US and NATO for increased military aid and action, such as imposing a no-fly-zone over Ukraine — a move Western nations have avoided taking. Instead, the US in particular has repeatedly imposed sanctions against varying Russian oligarchs, businesses, banks, as well as President Vladimir Putin and members of his family. President Biden has also offered up packages of military and humanitarian aid to Ukraine, most recently approving an $800 million package last week — which includes helicopters, artillery and ammunition.

Still, Zelensky is looking for the West to do more. “It is unfair that Ukraine is still forced to ask for what its partners have been storing somewhere for years. If they have the weapons that Ukraine needs here, need more, if they have the ammunition that we need here and now, it is their moral duty first of all, to help protect freedom,” he said. “Help save the lives of thousands of Ukrainians.” Zelensky went on to claim that any delay in additional aid “gives the occupiers an opportunity to kill more Ukrainians.” Leading up to the invasion and since it began, the Biden administration has been slammed by Republicans and Democrats alike for not supplying Ukraine with more military aid, such as MiG-29 jet fighters.

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“..each and every nation at this time that has in any way violated the above provisions, which includes the United States, is not entitled under its provisions to anything..”

NATO Is Invalid And The Nations In It Deserve What They Get (Denninger)

Everyone wishes to argue “Article 5” of the NATO treaty, which is the mutual-defense pact. You get attacked and we all get attacked. Ok. What does Article I say? “The Parties undertake, as set forth in the Charter of the United Nations, to settle any international dispute in which they may be involved by peaceful means in such a manner that international peace and security and justice are not endangered, and to refrain in their international relations from the threat or use of force in any manner inconsistent with the purposes of the United Nations.” Shipping arms into an area where armed conflict is either occurring or threatening to occur, where the destination is NOT a NATO member and thus is NOT subject to NATO’s mutual defense obligations is a clear violation of Article I. It is escalatory, it is a threat to use force or enables the actual use of force, and thus is a clear violation of Article I.

How about Article 8? “Each Party declares that none of the international engagements now in force between it and any other of the Parties or any third State is in conflict with the provisions of this Treaty, and undertakes not to enter into any international engagement in conflict with this Treaty.” Providing arms to a belligerent not a member of NATO violates this provision in that it can cause a mutual defense obligation to arise that would otherwise not. Therefore NATO members are obligated to stay out of non-member conflicts except with the unanimous consent of all members. Intervening in a non-member’s conflict, in short, by other than unanimous consent is a violation of the treaty.

How about Article 11? “This Treaty shall be ratified and its provisions carried out by the Parties in accordance with their respective constitutional processes. The instruments of ratification shall be deposited as soon as possible with the Government of the United States of America, which will notify all the other signatories of each deposit. The Treaty shall enter into force between the States which have ratified it as soon as the ratifications of the majority of the signatories, including the ratifications of Belgium, Canada, France, Luxembourg, the Netherlands, the United Kingdom and the United States, have been deposited and shall come into effect with respect to other States on the date of the deposit of their ratifications. (3)”

For the United States to engage in the elements of a proxy war, which it did at Maidan and now through the provision of arms without a declaration of said war by Congress is a direct violation of the US Constitution and thus a violation of the treaty. Fraud vitiates all agreements. Therefore no nation is obligated under any other provision of the NATO Treaty and each and every nation at this time that has in any way violated the above provisions, which includes the United States, is not entitled under its provisions to anything, including mutual defense under Article 5.

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Stating the obvious, which is disappearing at the horizon.

Jeremy Corbyn Calls For End To NATO To Bring World Peace (GBNews)

Former Labour leader Jeremy Corbyn has suggested military alliances like Nato could build up “greater danger” in the world and should ultimately be disbanded. Mr Corbyn acknowledged the transatlantic alliance was not going to be scrapped immediately but added that people should “look at the process that could happen at the end of the Ukraine war”. He said he did not blame NATO for Vladimir Putin’s invasion of Ukraine but questioned: “Do military alliances bring peace?” The Islington North MP said he wanted to see “some kind of much deeper security discussion, as indeed Nato was having a security discussion with Russia until last year”.


Mr Corbyn, a long-standing critic of NATO, told Times Radio: “I would want to see a world where we start to ultimately disband all military alliances. “The issue has to be what’s the best way of bringing about peace in the future? Is it by more alliances? Is it by more military build-up? “Or is it by stopping the war in Ukraine and the other wars… that are going on at the present time, which are also killing a very large number of people? “And ask yourself the question, do military alliances bring peace? Or do they actually encourage each other and build up to a greater danger? “I don’t blame NATO for the fact that Russia has invaded Ukraine, what I say is look at the thing historically, and look at the process that could happen at the end of the Ukraine war.”

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Yeah, why not blame them too?!

Red Cross Denies Kyiv’s Accusation Of Working ‘In Concert’ With Moscow (Y!)

A senior Kyiv official on Wednesday accused the International Committee of the Red Cross of working “in concert” with Russia in Ukraine, a charge the organisation denied. Ombudswoman Lyudmyla Denisova decried ICRC’s announcement last month that it was planning to open a branch in Russia’s southern Rostov region to help Ukrainian refugees, who, Kyiv says, have been forcibly deported to Russia. “The International Red Cross is not fulfilling its mandate, I am certain of that,” Denisova said on Ukrainian television Wednesday after meeting with the head of the ICRC’s Ukrainian branch. Citing data from the United Nations, Denisova said that some 550,000 Ukrainians, including 121,000 children, have been taken to Russia during the course of the war, but Kyiv has no information on who these people are and where they are being kept.


“Where are they? In filtration camps? In temporary facilities?” Denisova asked. The official said she had asked both her Russian counterpart Tatyana Moskalkova and the ICRC for help in getting information on these refugees so that Ukraine could facilitate their return home, but had received “zero answer from her or from the Red Cross”. Asked by the TV anchor whether Denisova suspected that the Red Cross was working “in concert” with Russia, Denisova replied: “Yes, I suspect they are.” The ICRC strongly rejected Kyiv’s accusations. “The ICRC does not ever help organize or carry out forced evacuations. We would not support any operation that would go against people’s will and international law,” the organisation said in a statement to AFP.

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The global balance is shifting.

Chinese Defense Minister Warns Pentagon Chief In 1st Call (ZH)

US Defense Secretary Lloyd Austin held a call with his Chinese counterpart, Defense Minister Wei Fenghe, wherein Wei conveyed a warning that no one can change Taiwan’s status as part of China. The Wednesday phone call was the first that the two defense leaders have held. Wei informed Austin that “If the Taiwan issue were not handled properly, it would have a damaging impact on Sino-US relations,” according to Reuters. The call was intended as a follow-up between last month’s virtual meeting between presidents Biden and Xi, wherein Biden warned over China’s deepening cooperation with Russia it executes its war against Ukraine.

A Pentagon official later said the Austin emphasized that the US will continue to adhere to the ‘One China’ status quo policy, which is the typical response from Washington officials anytime Beijing warns over US officials stoking the pro-independence movement on the democratic-run island. Chinese state-run English language Global Times further described the importance of the call as one of Beijing conveying its unwavering resolve to Washington on the Taiwan issue. GT writes that Wei stressed “the importance of the Taiwan question, while demanding the US to stop its military provocations at sea, and not to throw mud or threaten China with the Ukraine issue.”

Further, “Wei stated a solemn position over the Taiwan question, as he stressed that Taiwan is an inalienable part of China, and this is a fact and a status quo no one can change.” Without doubt part of the “provocations” Beijing has in mind is that the US has been increasingly sending high-level officials to Taipei. In the latest example, just a week ago: “A delegation of United States lawmakers led by vocal China critics Bob Menendez and Lindsey Graham arrived in Taiwan on Thursday for a two-day trip as Beijing threatened “strong measures” in response. The group of six US legislators is making the latest in a string of visits by foreign politicians to Taiwan in defiance of Beijing’s efforts to isolate the island nation.”

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“The scale of simultaneous user data-processing is not financially viable without the U.S government subsidizing it.”

Former Intel Officials Want Efforts to Break Up Big Tech Stopped (CTH)

Of course, the Fourth Branch of Government would want to get the Senate Select Committee on Intelligence involved. The SSCI created all of the mechanisms to facilitate the existence of the Fourth Branch of Government. However, I would take the issue deeper…. and ask readers to see what really worries the intelligence apparatus about the potential breakup of Big Tech. These are the intelligence people who constructed the model for Jack’s Magic Coffee Shop. This public-private partnership between the cyber division of the intelligence apparatus and Big Tech social media is where the free coffee comes from. Twitter, Facebook, Instagram, YouTube and even Google itself, are financially and operationally dependent on the scale of the data processing system that is run by the U.S. government.

The capacity of each of the big social media companies to exist, operate and be financially viable, is dependent on the backbone of interconnected data networking, and massive data processing. The scale of simultaneous user data-processing is not financially viable without the U.S government subsidizing it. That’s the free coffee that cannot be duplicated in the private sector by any competing social media company. That’s the cost and scale system behind the partnership that permits Big Tech to operate. Ultimately, this is what the intelligence apparatus needs to keep hidden from the American (and global) public. The biggest of the Big DATA processing is done through a public-private collaboration between Big Tech and Big Government/Intel.

Any private sector entity who attempts to create, or duplicate the scale of social media runs into this cost issue. It is just too expensive to operate a competing coffee shop without the free coffee. That’s why the coffee providers are lined up against Elon Musk’s attempt to buy Twitter. The ramifications of the public discovering Facebook and Twitter social media are only possible with subsidy from government tech architecture are massive. Essentially, the U.S. government is in control of our social media networking.

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Always found this a very weird story.

“This data, Sussmann claimed, “demonstrated that Trump and/or his associates were using supposedly rare, Russian-made wireless phones in the vicinity of the White House and other locations.”

Democrats Sicced The CIA On Their Domestic Enemy, The President (Fed.)

Newly released CIA memoranda suggest the tech gurus behind the Alfa Bank hoax also tracked Donald Trump’s movements to devise another collusion conspiracy theory. While smaller in scale than other aspects of Spygate, the Yotaphone hoax represents an equally serious scandal because it involved both the mining of proprietary information and sensitive data from the Executive Office of the President (EOP) and the apparent surveillance of Trump’s physical movements. When Special Counsel John Durham charged former Hillary Clinton campaign attorney Michael Sussmann in September 2021, the indictment focused on the Alfa Bank hoax that Sussmann, tech executive Rodney Joffe, and other cybersecurity experts had crafted. The indictment detailed how Joffe and other tech experts had allegedly mined data and developed “white papers” that deceptively created the impression that Trump had maintained a secret communication network with the Russia-based Alfa Bank.

Then, allegedly on behalf of the Clinton campaign and Joffe, Sussmann provided the Alfa Bank material to the media and to the FBI’s general counsel at the time, James Baker, with Sussmann falsely telling Baker he was sharing the “intel” on his own and not on behalf of any client. That alleged lie formed the basis for the one count, Section 1001 false statement charge against Sussmann. The 27-page indictment, however, also spoke of Sussmann sharing “updated allegations” on February 9, 2017, to another U.S. government agency, namely the CIA, while allegedly repeating the same false claim that he was not sharing the “intel” on behalf of any client. From the framing of the indictment, it appeared that what Sussmann had shared with the CIA concerned the same Alfa-Bank data provided to the FBI several months earlier, albeit updated.

But then two months ago, as part of the government’s “Motion to Inquire Into Potential Conflicts of Interest,” Durham’s team revealed for the first time that when Sussmann met with the CIA in early 2017, he provided agents with internet data beyond the Alfa Bank conspiracy theory. This data, Sussmann claimed, “demonstrated that Trump and/or his associates were using supposedly rare, Russian-made wireless phones in the vicinity of the White House and other locations.” The “supposedly rare, Russian-made wireless phones” were “Yotaphones.” Following Durham’s filing of the conflicts of interest motion, it appeared Sussmann bore responsibility for peddling a second conspiracy theory to the CIA. But the details contained in the government’s motion proved insufficient to understand the Yotaphone angle to Spygate. That all changed on Friday, when the special counsel filed two CIA memoranda memorializing what Sussmann said about the Yotaphones and the data Joffe and his tech experts had compiled.

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“On Oct. 31, 2016, Clinton wrote on Twitter: “Donald Trump has a secret server … It was set up to communicate privately with a Putin-tied Russian bank.”

Sussmann Doesn’t Want Clinton Tweet Admitted in Durham Case (ET)

The lawyer charged with hiding his work for the Clinton campaign from the FBI filed a motion requesting that special counsel John Durham not be able to use a Hillary Clinton Twitter post that made reference to alleged Trump–Russia collusion claims. Durham wrote last week that he wanted an October 2016 Twitter post from the Clinton campaign that promoted an allegation that there was a secret backchannel between the Trump Organization and a Russian bank. The campaign’s lawyer, Michael Sussmann, was charged last year with lying to the FBI by allegedly stating that he wasn’t working on behalf of any client when he pushed the Trump-Russian bank claim to then-FBI General Counsel James Baker.

On Oct. 31, 2016, Clinton wrote on Twitter: “Donald Trump has a secret server … It was set up to communicate privately with a Putin-tied Russian bank.” She later wrote that “computer scientists have apparently uncovered a covert server linking the Trump Organization to a Russian-based bank.” The claims about the alleged secret backchannel between the bank, reportedly identified as Alfa Bank, and former President Donald Trump’s business were ultimately refuted by the FBI. Durham also sought to preserve a Twitter post from Clinton’s campaign that included a lengthy statement from former adviser Jake Sullivan, who now works as President Joe Biden’s national security adviser. “This could be the most direct link yet between Donald Trump and Moscow,” Sullivan claimed. “This secret hotline may be the key to unlocking the mystery of Trump’s ties to Russia.”

Last week, Durham argued that these Twitter posts are material because Sussmann “had communicated with the media and provided them with the Russian Bank-1 data and allegations” before articles on the claims were published. He also kept Clinton campaign staff “apprised of his efforts” while they “communicated with the Clinton Campaign’s leadership about potential media coverage of these issues.” But Sussmann’s lawyers over the past weekend, in court, wrote that the Clinton campaign’s Twitter posts about the matter, including the Sullivan one, should not be preserved for Sussmann’s trial. “The Tweet, which was posted on October 31, 2016, does not reveal anything about Mr. Sussmann’s state of mind over a month earlier, when he purportedly made the alleged false statement,” his attorneys wrote. “There is no evidence that Mr. Sussmann’s meeting with Mr. Baker had anything to do with the Clinton Campaign’s broader media strategy.”

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How nervous are they?

‘Horrifying Amount Of Information’ Recovered From Biden Laptop (OAN)

Journalist and whistleblower Jack Maxey says he may have recovered “a horrifying amount of information” previously thought to have been erased from Hunter Biden’s laptop. One America’s John Hines has more from Washington.

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Action, re-action.

Inside The New Right (Vanity Fair)

NatCon, as this conference is known, has grown into a big-tent gathering for a whole range of people who want to push the American right in a more economically populist, culturally conservative, assertively nationalist direction. It draws everyone from Israel hawks to fusty paleocon professors to mainstream figures like Ted Cruz and Marco Rubio. But most of the media attention that the conference attracts focuses on a cohort of rosy young blazer-wearing activists and writers—a crop of people representing the American right’s “radical young intellectuals,” as a headline in The New Republic would soon put it, or conservatism’s “terrifying future,” as David Brooks called them in The Atlantic.

But the people these pieces describe, who made up most of the partygoers around me, were only the most buttoned-up seam of a much larger and stranger political ferment, burbling up mainly within America’s young and well-educated elite, part of an intra-media class info-war. The podcasters, bro-ish anonymous Twitter posters, online philosophers, artists, and amorphous scenesters in this world are variously known as “dissidents,” “neo-reactionaries,” “post-leftists,” or the “heterodox” fringe—though they’re all often grouped for convenience under the heading of America’s New Right. They have a wildly diverse set of political backgrounds, with influences ranging from 17th-century Jacobite royalists to Marxist cultural critics to so-called reactionary feminists to the Unabomber, Ted Kaczynski, whom they sometimes refer to with semi-ironic affection as Uncle Ted.

Which is to say that this New Right is not a part of the conservative movement as most people in America would understand it. It’s better described as a tangled set of frameworks for critiquing the systems of power and propaganda that most people reading this probably think of as “the way the world is.” And one point shapes all of it: It is a project to overthrow the thrust of progress, at least such as liberals understand the word. This worldview, these worldviews, run counter to the American narrative of the last century—that economic growth and technological innovation are inevitably leading us toward a better future. It’s a position that has become quietly edgy and cool in new tech outposts like Miami and Austin, and in downtown Manhattan, where New Right–ish politics are in, and signifiers like a demure cross necklace have become markers of a transgressive chic. No one is leading this movement, but it does have key figures.

One is Peter Thiel, the billionaire who helped fund NatCon and who had just given the conference’s opening address. Thiel has also funded things like the edgelordy and post-left–inflected New People’s Cinema film festival, which ended its weeklong run of parties and screenings in Manhattan just a few days before NatCon began. He’s long been a big donor to Republican political candidates, but in recent years Thiel has grown increasingly involved in the politics of this younger and weirder world—becoming something like a nefarious godfather or a genial rich uncle, depending on your perspective. Podcasters and art-world figures now joke about their hope to get so-called Thielbucks. His most significant recent outlays have been to two young Senate candidates who are deeply enmeshed in this scene and influenced by its intellectual currents: Hillbilly Elegy author J.D. Vance, running for the Republican nomination in Ohio, and Blake Masters in Arizona.

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Doesn’t feel bitter.

Le Pen, Macron In Bitter Clash Ahead Of Tight French Election (Y!)

French President Emmanuel Macron and far-right rival Marine Le Pen on Wednesday clashed bitterly over relations with Russia and the Islamic headscarf as they sought to sway undecided voters in an acrimonious debate four days ahead of presidential elections. France faces a stark choice in Sunday’s second-round run-off between the centrist Macron and the anti-immigration Le Pen, who will seek to become the country’s first far-right head of state in an outcome that would send shockwaves around Europe. There was little cordiality in the bruising three-hour live televised debate, with Macron repeatedly seeking to land punches on Le Pen over her record, while she sought to keep the focus on the government’s performance.

With Russia’s invasion of Ukraine overshadowing the campaign, Macron angrily zeroed in on a loan Le Pen’s party had taken from a Czech-Russian bank ahead of her 2017 election campaign. “You are dependent on the Russian government and you are dependent on Mr (Russian President Vladimir) Putin,” Macron said. “When you speak to Russia you are speaking to your banker.” Macron also referred to Le Pen’s past recognition of Russia’s 2014 annexation of the Ukrainian peninsula of Crimea. “Why did you do this?” he asked. Le Pen replied that she was “an absolutely and totally free woman”, arguing that her party had only taken that loan as it could not find financing in France where banks refused to lend to her.

Macron adopted a variety of poses to express scepticism at her arguments, raising his eyebrows, leaning his chin on his fists and lamenting in apparent bewilderment “Madame Le Pen… Madame Le Pen!” The most explosive clash came when Le Pen confirmed she was sticking to her controversial policy of banning the wearing of the Islamic headscarf by women in public, describing it as a “uniform imposed by Islamists”. Macron responded: “You are going to cause a civil war if you do that. I say this sincerely.”

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How long until the entire housing market goes poof?

US Mortgage Interest Rates Reach a 12 Year High (R.)

The average interest rate on the most popular U.S. home loan climbed to a 12 year high last week and fewer homebuyers sought properties in a sign that the Federal Reserve’s aim of cooling the housing market may be beginning to have an impact, data from the Mortgage Bankers Association (MBA) showed on Wednesday. The average contract rate on a 30-year fixed-rate mortgage increased to 5.20% in the week ended April 15 from 5.13% a week earlier, the MBA survey showed. It has risen 2 percentage points from one year ago.


The bulk of the run up, however, has occurred since the start of the year, causing the fastest climb in home-financing costs in decades as the Fed abandoned a cautious approach to raising its benchmark overnight lending rate in favor of swifter and more decisive action to bring down persistently high inflation. The central bank is also set to decide at its next meeting on May 3-4 to begin reducing its portfolio of $8.5 trillion of U.S. Treasuries and mortgage-backed securities, a stash of assets that had helped keep consumer borrowing costs – for mortgages in particular – low throughout the COVID-19 pandemic. Those expectations for Fed tightening actions have led to a surge in Treasury yields as financial markets reacted. The yield on the 10-year note US10YT=RR, which acts as a benchmark for mortgage rates, is at its highest level since 2018.

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Who cares about the law when they are in power?

Assange Extradition Order Sent to Priti Patel (Lauria)

An order to extradite WikiLeaks‘ publisher Julian Assange was sent to British Home Secretary Priti Patel on Wednesday morning by Westminster Magistrate’s Court. The order came after the U.K. Supreme Court last month declined to hear Assange’s appeal of a High Court decision to allow the extradition to the United States to proceed. Patel now has four weeks to decide whether to send Assange to the U.S. to face espionage and computer intrusion charges for publishing prima facie evidence of U.S. war crimes that could land him behind bars for up to 175 years — an effective life sentence. Assange’s legal team can appeal to Patel during the next four weeks. After her decision is made Assange can then make a renewed appeal to the High Court if she opts to send him to the U.S.

Mark Summers QC, one of Assange’s lawyers, told Westminster Magistrate’s Court on Wednesday, that while he was not permitted by rule to present “fresh evidence” at the present hearing, Assange’s legal team would make submissions to Patel on “fresh developments” in Assange’s case. Without elaborating, Summers said Patel would be sent “serious submissions on U.S. sentencing practices.” Among the new developments since the High Court hearing in October is a deterioration in Assange’s health after he suffered a mini stroke on the first day of that hearing. Assange initially won his extradition case in the magistrate’s court in January 2021 based on the high likelihood that his mental health would lead to his suicide in harsh prison conditions in the United States.

After the case was lost, the U.S. made diplomatic “assurances” to Britain that it would not put Assange in so-called Special Administrative Measures (SAMS), the most severe condition of isolation in the U.S. prison system. The U.S. also promised that Assange would be given adequate physical and mental health care. The U.S. then appealed. Based on those assurances alone, the High Court on Dec. 10, 2021 overturned the lower court’s decision to block extradition. But that decision was made after Assange had suffered a stroke during the first day of the two-day High Court hearing. The stroke was not made public until the day after the ruling.

That markedly changed the conditions upon which the decision was reached as one of the High Court judges made the distinction during the hearing that Assange was suffering only from a mental and not physical disability. The crucial question remains: when did the High Court learn about the stroke? If Patel decides to extradite and if Assange decides to appeal again to the High Court, his lawyers could also challenge parts of the lower court’s ruling on issues of press freedom and the political nature of the U.S. charges, which are not allowed in the U.S.-U.K. extradition treaty.

Not nearly enough people outside the court

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The threat appears much wider than just press freedom.

Dark Day For Press Freedom As UK Court Orders Assange Extradition (Gosztola)

While the defense for Assange objected to District Judge Vanessa Baraitser’s ruling on January 4, 2021, particularly as it related to issues of press freedom, they never had an appropriate opportunity to raise their objections. She denied the extradition request after determining it would be “oppressive” for mental health reasons. His attorneys would likely challenge many of Baraitser’s conclusions about Assange if Patel allowed the request. (Note: Baraitser is no longer a district judge at the Westminster Magistrates Court.) Assange is detained at Her Majesty’s Prison Belmarsh. He faces 18 charges brought against him by the US Justice Department, 17 of which are under the Espionage Act. All the charges relate to documents WikiLeaks released in 2010 and 2011, which were provided by US Army whistleblower Chelsea Manning.

The prosecution makes Assange the first publisher to be charged under the 1917 law, and globally the case has been condemned by virtually all reputable civil liberties, human rights, and press freedom organizations. Patel and the Home Office support an expansion of the Official Secrets Laws in the UK, which Elmaazi reported “would expand possible imprisonment for leakers, recipients of leaks and secondary publishers–including journalists–from the current maximum of two years to as high as 14 years in prison.” The Home Office contends there is no longer much of a difference between “espionage and the most serious unauthorized disclosures.” That includes what Patel would call “onward disclosure.” The department treats journalism as an act capable of “far more serious damage” than traditional espionage.

In the UK, the Office for Security and Counterterrorism is a part of the Home Office. The division is responsible for MI5 (Britain’s FBI) and anti-terrorism police operations. Operation Pelican, the name for the pressure campaign to force Assange out of the Ecuador embassy in London, was supported by the Home Office. But as Declassified UK chief investigator Matt Kennard noted, the Home Office claims it does not “hold” any records containing details related to the operation, even though eight officials from the department were involved. Kennard also reported that Patel was on the advisory council for a right-wing group linked to the CIA called the Henry Jackson Society, which has attacked Assange in the press for over a decade.

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    Is that Bob Geldof? I haven’t seen him in so long. So it’s 2 Dubliners and two fellows not blessed to be Irish.

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    Prep
    Again this has a lot to do with the cartoonist being uber-woke only last year. Now this.

    For the Liion bus yesterday, I’m glad that cameraman was so far away, unlike many. That is impressively dangerous like I haven’t seen and would almost certainly light every nearby house or business on fire. So not only battery, not only the bus, but $500kx4 $5 million dollars in real estate + fire company costs, irreplaceable items, loss of retail time, almost incalculable isn’t it? We’re savin’ money and savin’ the earth now!!!

    You know what’s worse than this? Natural gas. Coast Guard procedures for LNG tanker leak is to “abandon ship” and to retreat to “50 miles away”. Which is no joke as it has blown up on planet earth from time to time and usually a small one wipes out the whole city. https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Halifax_Explosion (not LNG, but a much smaller example)

    “Nearly all structures within an 800-metre (half-mile) radius, including the community of Richmond, were obliterated. A pressure wave snapped trees, bent iron rails, demolished buildings, grounded vessels (including Imo, which was washed ashore by the ensuing tsunami), and scattered fragments of Mont-Blanc for kilometres.”

    Of course nobody cares about that, so to capture attention: “the blast wiped out the community of the Mi’kmaq First Nation who had lived in the Tufts Cove area for generations.” Now it’s okay to care. We got the more important than other people involved.

    Europe is going to fight Russia by IMPORTING nuclear bombs with a crate of nitroglycerin glued to the side. And leaving them in Hamburg harbor 24/7 x100 years. Good plan! I’m sure leaving open artillery next to residential districts with universal deniability is the perfect solution to your Eurasian war.

    And all so Europe can enjoy this: “Germans Told To Take Fewer Showers As Energy Costs Bite” and China takes that cheap, cheap food and energy instead: “China Doubles Russian Coking Coal Imports as Rest of World [meaning a few irrelevant states] Shuns Moscow”

    Thanks Europe! But I’m against ethnic cleansing even if you’re genociding yourself.

    What is it, “bad times make strong men”? Europe, and particularly their men need to be strong again. Maybe that’s the cycle of time. You won’t like it though.

    Speaking of denials that get whole nations killed:
    “Former Democrat Lawyer Doesn’t Want Clinton Tweet Admitted in Durham Case”

    Wtf? Can you deny admission of something you essentially took out an ad and published in a newspaper?

    And the quote in question was this: “Donald Trump has a secret server … It was set up to communicate privately with a Putin-tied Russian bank.” To which I say, omg why are we still talking about this and no one’s been arrested yet? Are we still researching the Teapot Dome scandal? Are we planning on reparations for President Taft? There are about 1,000 felonies committed in this last month and half alone.

    ““The scale of simultaneous user data-processing is not financially viable without the U.S government subsidizing it.”

    That would mean the U.S. was always DIRECTLY censoring free speech, a civil rights violation, and a breach of the people’s contract with them. That is to say, if they do this (and 2A, and 4A, and 10A and…) then they are no longer our government and should be treated as such. Just saying. We knew Google was all CIA and FB was all Army LifeLog, all written and paid for by taxpayers, then handed to children of insider billionaires, but actually running the servers day to day is another whole level. …That no one will care about. Where’s my Angry Birds?

    “‘Horrifying Amount of Information’ Recovered from Biden Laptop (OAN)”

    Nobody cares: my side right or wrong. And nobody arrested, despite 10,000 open crimes on camera entered into evidence. Why worry?

    “Inside the New Right (Vanity Fair)”

    This is a crazy premise. To lump all animals in earth into a bucket, then describe “the animals” therein. By definition you can’t make any conclusions about them, as they have nearly nothing in common. So the conclusion is that Vanity Fair are pinheads who don’t know logic and are lying by baffling and obfuscating and obstructing everyone. Otoh, for a change, a lot of the impulses they vaporously describe actually exist, so that’s a pleasant change from 180° open lying we usually get.

    Example, “More Culturally conservative”“New Right” which includes Thiel, a gay tech man from California, Milo, same, Shapiro, an orthodox Jew, Dave Rubin, married gay father, Candice Owens and Larry Elder of course, Jericho Green, TBC, and people like say Melania Trump, a Ukrainian adult immigrant who lives (lived) in bright-blue NYC. They don’t seem like a very “Culturally conservative” grouping to me. Or, say, old-timey 1950s American values people.

    Next problem: the “Right” in America is by definition not “Right” in the slightest and almost never has been. The word means nothing, and is used as a “Our enemies” and “naughty bad word” because those using it are universally on the Left and can’t be bothered to ask, nor look in a dictionary or history book. The “Left” are the people, collectivists, as established in Revolutionary France. They would support for example the Paris Commune. Great. The “Right” there, and in European sense, are the “Monarchists”, the Pro-government people. Yeah, we don’t have those in the United States, all Pro-government people are LEFTISTS. Generally speaking our “Right” are Libertarians and Constitutionalists, and even those Pro-police and pro-army, which are many, believe the police and army are to obey the strict limit of powers and due process in the Constitution. That’s ANTI-Right by any other definition. Other nations may have Left-Right, I’m not an expert on it, but the U.S. has only Left (government) and LIBERTY parties, no “right” at all, except in the peculiar, un-historical, illogic way media and university leftists have invented it.

    It’s one reason they’re confused all the time.

    “UK issues order to extradite Assange” …TO a country he’s not a resident nor a citizen of, FROM a country he’s not a resident nor a citizen of. Australia says nothing, as they’re too busy trying to murder all the rest of their citizens, back at home.

    “Zelensky: If Ukraine Had Access to More Weapons, War Would Already Be Won (NYP)”

    This guy is a maniac with no contact with reality. So thank God for free speech, now we can all know it. Please keep speaking, I’ll keep publishing it.

    “ NATO Is Invalid and the Nations in It Deserve What They Get (Denninger)”

    Yeah, but this is a “Law”. As in a ratified treaty. We haven’t followed those for 100 years. Also this was set up by the Anglos, who have broken every treaty they’ve ever signed since before Queen Elizabeth…the First.

    Speaking of insane, “Denisova said that some 550,000 Ukrainians, including 121,000 children, have been taken to Russia during the course of the war,”

    That’s because they are fleeing YOU, you Ukrainian maniac. They are refugees TO Russia, not prisoners. Media outlets have had to embarrassingly post this on their refugee maps monthly, but they make no comment about it and are incapable of shame, so no problem.

    “Ukrainian arms” You have to try to follow where the U.S. is funneling weapons through Ukraine to intentionally cause the NEXT war of aggression, a war crime, and kill the next million civilians in it, a war crime. Because, as the good guys, whatever we do is by definition, “good.”

    “Taiwanese TV Station Accidentally Broadcasts News of Mainland Invasion”

    They “Accidentally write” articles about events that they have no information on and have never happened and and “accidentally publish” and air them about every month now. They like it, as no one is fired, no one is scandalized, and the next outlet does it in rotation.

    About “Discrediting all the main institutions of trust” so the nation and people will be “totally helpless and unable to defend themselves”? As Kunstler said last week?

    “Russia Test Fires ‘Satan 2’ Missile Amid Ukraine War (Celente)”

    An ICBM on their heads is insufficient to wake the woke from their denial. There is no force in the known universe strong enough to penetrate their invisible force field.

    Btw, this is why the “number of nukes has diminished” from thousands to hundreds. Because they don’t need them now that we have more accurate targeting. They are far more and sufficiently deadly to still end life on earth many times over. Otoh, old Minuteman-era hit the city like V2 rockets, which isn’t as explosive, and these detonate in the air immediately over the cities. That is a GOOD thing (though not for that city) as the major issue was the radioactive dust lifted up from the ground impact. If you read, you can find that a nuclear exchange would be wildly less radioactive than ever, and probably easily endured with simple (not small or cheap) responses like fallout shelters. The U.S. has decommissioned all of them, even going into this world war, I can only assume because like Deagle they too want all us troublesome U.S. citizens dead. Otherwise, wouldn’t you do something? Like do what you did every day of the previous 50 years?

    Also besides how easy it is to survive (I don’t think I have the last nuclear booklet handy but it’s easily found online) the two biggest jokes about nuclear preparedness is that no one will survive (false as above). Nothing you do will help (false as above, and probably not even every city is targeted) that children hiding under their desk is useless, and “Don’t look at the light” of the blast. Um, how would I KNOW there was a blast unless I was ALREADY saw the light?

    No: The detonation will have already killed everybody where the light was. What they’re advising, and everyone is too pin-headed to “HereLetMeGoogleThatForYou.Com” is that the shockwave is so severe that the light will reach outer districts first and not harm them. Why you don’t look out the window at the light you just saw is that the shockwave is FAR slower at the speed of sound and will blow all the windows into your face if you go anywhere near them. So don’t get curious to look at “what happened out there” like some sarin-sniffing reporter. Hide under your desk, stay away from glass, and hope the pressure doesn’t collapse the building on you, so like and earthquake being under an oak desk is recommended.

    Because MOST areas are not ground zero this makes sense and is far more widely useful, although they really could communicate it better. Instead, thanks to plans put in place to defund all survival of all citizens and the whole U.S. including all electric, telephone, and internet, no one knows anything about bombs, survival, and we are unprepared and meant to collapse and lose WWIII while Musk and Bezos will emerge from their private corporate bunkers to a private, corporately-owned world. Happily sans Constitution.

    Now I believe – without evidence – that the military is still in the hands of the white hats and they will refuse to use the nuclear codes if Biden and the crazies try it. That’s why Putin has reassurance, since the Pentagon – or rather the constitutional contingency of colonels in the Army – are actually running things, and have the same corporate worldwide, Derp State enemy that Putin has.

    If they wipe out the nation-roaming Derp State, but also scare the pants off the Western civilians, while demonstrating how insane certain leaders and certain parties are, so much the better. So while Putin may have assurances, you can bet he isn’t counting on them, and also isn’t happy about bearing the brunt of the world war…again. He may take half or all of Ukraine in war reparations.

    Strange you should mention the Deagle, I followed it and after being erased when it got publicity (the whole site went dark), right now they do not post those specific population predictions, but only military hardware counts and such.

    Leads the whole question, if you’re proud of it, why hide it? If you think it’s false, why post it? And the root question: everybody comes about their conclusions using a method of thought. How did you come to this conclusion, Deagle? And why can’t we know?

    And on “not having proof” I realize that depends on what you mean by “proof”, and that’s a very large question indeed, faced by juries and prosecutors every day. “What happened?” Who’s lying? Can we be sure, and how sure are we?

    I guess when they publish Deagle and other white papers I consider it proof. Others do not. The do not consider a laptop, openly searchable and published by the oldest newspaper in America to be proof. Reality is whatever I wanted it to be, in my mind. My invisible force field protects me. From the Lorenz “Serious PTSD” I get from reading mean tweets. While doxxing people, as privileged Swis boarding school girl, and privileged editor of WaPo, where words are violence and I’m a victim when I doxx ordinary Americans and get them killed. And have no responsibility for, as I have an invisible forcefield. Of denial. God Help Us.

    #106525
    John Day
    Participant

    “Glory Hole”

    @V.Arnold and D Benton Smith: The risk seems to be overshooting the cull and killing everybody by accident. It seems like the goal is to gradually cull 90% , while keeping the support-system for the owners intact.
    I don’t think that’s do-able. It assumes comepetence and faelty among the support-team can coexist.
    I think the competent cannot, for the most part, be loyal to the owners,. Kassandra mentioned their human characteristics yesterday…

    AD Benton Smith: I think foresight, which a 14 y/o , stopped by a cop, won’t likely have yet, is the key to freedom and relative-autonomy. If you identify a trap, you can avoid it before you enter. History is a teacher, and, in my experience, spirit is a guide, if you can listen.
    What about all those critters that reportedly got out ahead of the Indian tsunami, while humans gawked at the suck-out?

    #106526
    zerosum
    Participant

    Russian President Vladimir Putin claimed victory in the battle for Mariupol on Thursday and canceled plans to storm the last remaining Ukrainian stronghold in a sprawling steel plant. Putin is going to starve them out .

    https://www.msn.com/en-us/news/world/putin-declares-victory-in-mariupol-biden-to-announce-800m-more-in-military-aid-live-updates/ar-AAWrvHq?ocid=uxbndlbing

    Putin called the military effort to liberate Mariupol a “success” and urged Ukrainian troops holed up in the Azovstal plant to surrender, promising “decent treatment” for all and medical attention to the wounded. He ordered Russian troops to blockade the plant.
    “There is no need to climb into these catacombs and crawl underground through these industrial facilities,” Putin said. “Block off this industrial area so that the fly does not fly through.”
    Russian Defense Minister Sergei Shoigu estimated 2,000 Ukrainian fighters remained inside the Azovstal steel plant.

    “The territory of the Azovstal plant with the remnants of nationalists and foreign mercenaries located is securely blocked,” Shoigu said. Putin and Shoigu’s comments appeared to reflect a change in strategy in Mariupol, where the Russians previously seemed determined to take every last inch of the city.
    ————
    food for thought – A WWIII future museum (Sarmat superheavy Intercontinental Ballistic Missile)
    The US playing war games with Russia is maximum stupidity.
    ———-
    Road to Ukrainian Peace
    …. • Zelensky: If Ukraine Had Access To More Weapons, War Would Already Be Won (NYP)
    ———-
    NATO – reading comprehension.
    (The snobs are leading you by the nose)
    You don’t have to be a lawyer to be able to read and understand The North Atlantic Treaty
    Washington D.C. – 4 April 1949

    https://market-ticker.org/akcs-www?post=245696
    NATO Is Invalid And The Nations In It Deserve What They Get

    https://www.nato.int/cps/en/natolive/official_texts_17120.htm
    The North Atlantic Treaty
    Washington D.C. – 4 April 1949
    ———

    #106527
    Noirette
    Participant

    Tomato Crush

    #106528
    zerosum
    Participant

    Cease fire agreement
    Get a copy of the cease fire agreement that Israel has with their neighbors.

    #106529
    Henry
    Participant

    “Vlad and the Impalers” gets my vote!

    #106530
    Oroboros
    Participant

    Satan II

    No. I’m not talking about Victoria Nuland.

    We’re talkin’ missile here

    The Satan II is the Robert Oppenheimer sound bite from the Bhagavad Gita:

    “Now I am become Death, the destroyer of worlds.”

    Somewhere in the ranks of the manwhores and womanwhores of the Empire of Lies Military Industrial Mafia, there is someone with the slightest bit of self preservation who can dope slap the “Joe Biden” mirage into sanity.

    Or maybe not, the utter corruption and depravity of the rotting corpse of the Empire of Lies is so toxic that nothing and no one can touch it. It’s a Death Cult racing to the cliff full speed.

    Is Old White Joe Thelma and Kamkam Khameleon Louise?

    Genders are so confusing at this point

    Tik Tok Tik Tok, times running out for the Sanity Train

    #106531
    D Benton Smith
    Participant

    @JohnDay

    “I think foresight, which a 14 y/o , stopped by a cop, won’t likely have yet, is the key to freedom and relative-autonomy. If you identify a trap, you can avoid it before you enter. History is a teacher, and, in my experience, spirit is a guide, if you can listen.”

    Yup.

    Tuning up the “Really Listen” setting on one’s personal hearing device is a good idea. Learning that one should do that is a big part of the “Lessons Of History” course. And the most important lesson in that class is that the essence of a trap has very little to do with the bars, walls and locks. The essence of a trap is the BAIT.

    We are seduced into the trap of seeking power over others by those who treacherously offer us the power to get what we want. Step one is to persuade me that there is something that I don’t have but should definitely want. Step two is to offer me the power (the ways and means) of attaining it, such as money, authority, social elevation and access. Once I depend upon their approval for my power I am theirs. Trapped by the bait. And it’s nothing but treacherous betrayal from the outset because those who offer power to minions never have the slightest intention of honoring their side of the contract.

    The value to others of wise old geezerdom is that we got our asses kicked by history so that our students don’t have to . . . if we could just persuade them to listen a little better.

    #106532
    Dr D Rich
    Participant

    So….the CIA’s decision becomes clearer with each passing day AND article curated (there it is love that overused word) by TAE.

    In short:
    1. the CIA is in charge.
    2. The CIA is funded by big tech supplanting cocaine/heroin revenue.
    3. The CIA decided Hunter’s Big Guy will be The Fall Guy beside His son Hunter Biden.
    Look back no further than the January 5th 2017 Oval Office Meeting of the Principals chaired by Obama, attended by CIAs Brennan et al which launched Cover-up-Gate spawn of Russiagate spying on the Trump campaign.
    Every event which followed the January 5th 2017 Meeting can be observed as a furtherance of a criminal enterprise:
    1. 1/05/17 Obama Oval Office Meeting
    2. FISA court enhanced harassment of multiple individuals including Gen. Flynn, Carter Paige, George Papadopoulos etc.
    3. Impeachment #1 of Trump
    4. Impeachment #2 of Trump
    5. Fauci/Walensky COVID coverup controversy
    6. 2020 Stolen Presidential Election
    7. Inverted Controversy of January 6th 2021 non-Insurrection
    8. Ukraine War in support of hyper-Nazism.

    Cui bono? HRC and BHO and CIA and Big Tech financiers

    RICO

    #106533
    those darned kids
    Participant

    “the aggressive aggressives”

    #106534
    John Day
    Participant

    About my suggestion of a name for the “band”:

    A glory hole is sexual slang for a slot in a wall in which a man inserts his penis for sexual stimulation by someone on the other side.
    https://www.dictionary.com/browse/glory-hole#:~:text=A%20glory%20hole%20is%20sexual,someone%20on%20the%20other%20side.

    #106535

    Come on, Sol, just spit one at us.
    Sever links; confound our speech.
    Maybe, then, we’ll find each other-
    Learn to learn instead of preach.

    #106536
    Doc Robinson
    Participant

    The Clash
    Vlad Company
    Putie and the Bono Fish
    Slav and the Family Stoned
    Micks and the Antagonists
    C#nts N’ Posers

    #106537
    ezlxa1949
    Participant

    All together now, “Russia delenda est!”

    (BTW, since when did Ukraine use American date formats?)

    #106538
    Susmarie108
    Participant

    The Rolling Boners

    No explanation needed.

    Fun fact: Warhol did the album cover for “Sticky Fingers”. You can see his signature fingerprints all over it.


    @Oroboros
    : RE: “Is Old White Joe Thelma and Kamkam Khameleon Louise? ”

    No. Joe/Kami are ignorant and in denial, completely unaware of/unaccountable for their role in driving us off a cliff. In their minds, they are not even in the car.

    Notice how Thelma and Louise take a pause before driving on? It is a moment of reflection for karmic accountability and alignment. Realization leads them in only one direction – forward.

    Choose to fulfill your destiny or your destiny will choose for you.

    Important to REMEMBER: Arjuna has Krishna as Teacher/Guru.

    LOVE to All.

    #106539
    Susmarie108
    Participant

    #106540
    D Benton Smith
    Participant

    @MyParentsSaidKnow

    ” Come on, Sol, just spit one at us.
    Sever links; confound our speech.
    Maybe, then, we’ll find each other-
    Learn to learn instead of preach. ”

    You’ve got a real knack for verse.

    I’ve had thoughts along those same lines myself from time to time ( though not so artfully expressed). Yeah! A nice toasty solar storm might do this rock some good after the smoke clears and the computers gratefully crash for the last time. There are worse things, after all, than the collapse of civilization. Such as NOT collapsing, for instance, and just continuing along current trends.

    #106541
    D Benton Smith
    Participant

    Putin has created an interesting (though distinctly ghoulish) situation in Mariupol by literally sealing the last few thousand hard core Nazi Azov Battalions inside the Asov Steel industrial plant, with no access to food. They can stay there or they can surrender. Cannibals locked in a box.

    Which manner of exit will they choose?

    #106542
    zerosum
    Participant

    Which manner of exit will they choose?
    Define “they”

    “They” don’t think like us”.
    “They” don’t do what “we” would do.
    Do “They” want and need life more than their conditioning/beliefs?

    OPPPS … what is life?
    https://simple.wikipedia.org/wiki/Origin_of_life
    https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Panspermia

    #106543
    Doc Robinson
    Participant

    “Inside the New Right (Vanity Fair)”

    Adding to the confusion, the site MoonOfAlabama is considered somewhere between Left and Extreme Left, according to Media Bias Fact Check.


    “LEFT BIAS These media sources are moderately to strongly biased toward liberal causes… Overall, we rate Moon of Alabama Left Biased…”
    https://mediabiasfactcheck.com/moon-of-alabama/

    #106544
    citizenx
    Participant

    Queens Bitches and the Motherlander

    performing an ode to journalists in prison or hiding- “The Guns of Brixton”

    When they kick at your front door
    How you gonna come?
    With your hands on your head
    Or on the trigger of your gun

    When the law break in
    How you gonna go?
    Shot down on the pavement
    Or waiting on death row

    You can crush us
    You can bruise us
    But you’ll have to answer to
    Oh, the guns of Brixton

    The money feels good
    And your life you like it well
    But surely your time will come
    As in heaven, as in hell

    You see, he feels like Ivan
    Born under the Brixton sun
    His game is called survivin’
    At the end of the harder they come

    You know it means no mercy
    They caught him with a gun
    No need for the Black Maria
    Goodbye to the Brixton sun

    When they kick at your front door
    How you gonna come?
    With your hands on your head
    Or on the trigger of your gun

    Shot down on the pavement
    Waiting in death row
    His game is called survivin’
    As in heaven as in hell

    #106545
    zerosum
    Participant

    After 20 years of civil war in Afgan, the USA left with 30 million starving
    After 2 months of civil war Russia gave the white supramacist the choice of surrendering or starving

    #106546
    zerosum
    Participant

    ,

    #106547
    D Benton Smith
    Participant

    @zerosum you asked that I define “they”

    “They” is a pronoun referring back to the earlier written noun “cannibals”, and while we’re at it the word “cannibals” is a metaphor referring back to the proper noun phrase “hard core Nazi Azov Battalions inside the Asov Steel industrial plant.”

    So, in this particular case “they” are a group of human beings who for reasons that I suppose made perfect sense to themselves decided to become wanton murders and are now faced with the consequences of that very bad decision. Do I feel empathy for their plight (since they are humans and souls just as I am a human soul) ? Yes, I do, and I would recommend that they surrender and begin the long process of rejoining the society of decent non-murdering human beings, but they just won’t stop murdering folks long enough for “us” to do that.

    And do I feel sympathy for their plight? Maybe a little, but not much, because they still do have the choice (to continue being murderers, in which case they will die, or to stop being murders in which case they will live) . “They” are making that choice of their own free will, and are welcome to change it any time they want.

    #106548
    Michael Reid
    Participant

    I don’t know if you have seen panel discussion: “Russia & the Great Reset – Resistance or Complicity?” I am interested to know who the main geopolitical players are and what their roles are and what reality is each of these players attempting to create for their citizens.

    DEBATE: “Russia & the Great Reset – Resistance or Complicity?”

    #106549
    Figmund Sreud
    Participant

    “Everyone has the right to freedom of opinion and expression; this right includes freedom to hold opinions without interference and to seek, receive and impart information and ideas through any media and regardless of frontiers.”
    ― United Nations, Universal Declaration of Human Rights

    … so much for the United Nations

    … anyway, journalism that does not conform to the hegemonic narrative must be taken down.

    PEPE ESCOBAR – Big Tech’s ‘Cancel Culture’ Love Affair

    PEPE ESCOBAR – Big Tech’s ‘Cancel Culture’ Love Affair

    F.S.

    #106550
    Michael Reid
    Participant

    I have to look back further and I think going over numerous articles on this site is a good starting point for me.

    https://in-this-together.com/

    @ VP you may find this interesting. I am about to read it.

    Inalienable Rights – A Suggested Solution To The Covid Coup d’état & How To Resist It
    TOPICS:ConstitutionCovid 19Inalienable RightsNatural JusticeNatural LawRights

    Inalienable Rights – A Suggested Solution To The Covid Coup d’état & How To Resist It

    #106551
    Veracious Poet
    Participant

    Azov Nazis, all the Ruthenian rage
    Trapped in a cave, like neanderthal men
    Marked with tattoos, claiming their infame
    Will they perish, or submit, to Mother Ведмідь

    #106552
    Veracious Poet
    Participant

    @Michael-Reid

    I am no longer interested in discussing Natural Law, as it has no meaning far behind enemy lines, in a poisonous sea of NPD mass psychotics…

    Render unto Caesar the things that are Caesar’s, and unto God the things that are God’s

    #106553
    V. Arnold
    Participant

    Food prices are going bezerk in the USA…
    I wonder how much of this is real versus a contrived crisis?
    So much is manipulated these days it’s difficult to devine the truth…

    https://www.zerohedge.com/personal-finance/things-are-bad-now-you-aint-seen-nothing-yet

    #106554
    WES
    Participant

    It is nice to see 2,000 neo-nazi have voluntarily choosen to isolate themselves inside the Mariupol Steel Works in compliance with Dr. Fauci’s CDC covid never ending isolation mandate. The leader of the neo-nazis said they would remain in lockdown until Dr. Fauci declares the threat of omicron is over. Their loyalty to the cause, has made Dr. Fauci so proud./s

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