Apr 222022

Hayami Gyoshu Tea bowl and fruits 1921


Biden Brags About Sending Weapons at ‘Record Speed’ to Ukraine (Celente)
The Collective West Is Stumbling Towards Nuclear Armageddon (Doctorow)
New World Disorder (Charai)
Why So Many Middle-Aged Deaths in 2021? (Briand)
Poking Holes In The Brain-blood Barrier. Is That Such A Good Idea? (Girardot)
A Moratorium on mRNA ‘Vaccines’ is Needed (Byram Bridle)
Fauci Complains About ‘Dangerous Precedent’ of Mask Mandate Ruling (TH)
Tulsi Gabbard Releases Cease And Desist Letter To Mitt Romney (JTN)
Destroying Democracy To Save It? (Turley)
Barack Obama Outlines Perils Of Unregulated Big Tech (G.)
Big Tech’s ‘Cancel Culture’ Love Affair (Pepe Escobar)
Feds Subpoenaed Hunter Biden Paternity Documents, Including Tax Returns (CBS)
Black Lives Don’t Matter To BLM (Blaze)
Elon Musk To Collect $23bn Bonus As Tesla Beats Targets (G.)







George Webb








Am I the only one who thinks they’re too eager to get all these people into the US?

President Biden: “I’m announcing a program, Unite for Ukraine, a new program to enable Ukrainians seeking refuge to come directly from Europe to the United States.”



And not a word about peace.

Biden Brags About Sending Weapons at ‘Record Speed’ to Ukraine (Celente)

President Joe Biden on Thursday took to Twitter to inform Americans that his administration will send another $800 million in military aid to Ukraine to “further augment” Kyiv’s ability to counter the Russian offensive in the eastern region of the country. No mention of peace. Just more war. Biden, who called Putin a killer and war criminal, bragged that the new package will include heavy artillery weapons, dozens of howitzers, 144,000 rounds of ammunition, and tactical drones. “In the past two months, we have moved weapons and equipment to Ukraine at record speed. The United States alone has provided 10 anti-armor systems for every one Russian tank that is in Ukraine,” he posted.

Biden has sent $3.4 billion in less than two months to Ukraine. He also announced that he will send a supplemental budget request to Congress to get the funding for the weapons. He also plans to send $500 million more in direct economic aid to Ukraine and accept more refugees. Biden said the war is at a critical point and about to enter its “next phase” (which only means more weapons). The weapons will go “directly to the front lines of defending freedom,” he said. [..] John Kirby, the Pentagon spokesman, said the new weapons batch will include 72 tactical vehicles to tow the howitzers, 121 Phoenix Ghost tactical drones—a new weapon rapidly developed by the Air Force for the Ukrainians, according to Defense One. Biden also announced that $500 million more is being provided to Ukraine.

Biden, who earlier held a meeting with Ukrainian Prime Minister of Ukraine Denys Shmyhal, said Americans should take pride in providing the weapons and intelligence that “beat back Putin’s savagery.” “Putin has failed to achieve his grand ambitions on the battlefield. After weeks of shelling Kyiv. Kyiv still stands,” he said.

Scott Ritter

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“..overcome with pure hatred for the West brought on by the sanctions, by the rampant Russophobia that is now public policy in Europe and the USA..”

The Collective West Is Stumbling Towards Nuclear Armageddon (Doctorow)

[Mosfilm general director Karen] Shakhnazarov expressed amazement and deep worry that Western leaders have literally ‘lost their minds’ by pursuing measures to destabilize Russia in the hope of precipitating the overthrow of Vladimir Putin and maybe even the disintegration of Russia in a way similar to the dissolution of the USSR in late 1991. Shakhnazarov remarked that total absence of common or any other sense in Joe Biden is to be expected because of his health (read: senility). But his jaw dropped when he heard that the Chancellor of Germany, Olaf Scholz, declared a couple of days ago that “Russia must not be allowed to win this war!” Where are his brains? Shakhnazarov asked rhetorically.

The point of Shakhnazarov’s reasoning is as follows: Russia is the world’s leading power in terms of nuclear arms. An overthrow of Putin would lead to chaos, and very likely to genuine radicals assuming power. Their aggressive inclinations for policy to the West would be underpinned by the vast majority of the Russian population, which, in Shakhnazarov’s view, is now overcome with pure hatred for the West brought on by the sanctions, by the rampant Russophobia that is now public policy in Europe and the USA. If the conflict should escalate to use of tactical nuclear missiles and beyond, then Russia would no longer limit its strikes to military installations but will happily target all capitals and population centers in Europe and, we may assume, in North America. In a word, Shakhnazarov equates destabilization of Russia with nuclear Armageddon.

I repeat, these are the fears of a highly responsible and publicly visible Russian general manager in the arts. Is anybody in the West with comparable standing even beginning to imagine the coming catastrophe let alone speak out about it? Before closing, I redirect attention to a major newsworthy development in Russia yesterday afternoon which even our Western media have reported on this morning: the test launch of Russia’s new Sarmat ICBM, which sets new records for speed, distance, destructive force of its MIRV warheads and, surely most important, imperviousness to all known and projected anti-missile systems in the West. Part of the invulnerability of the Sarmat is a function of its range, which extends to every point on planet Earth. Sarmat’s trajectory can be set as best suits its undetectability.

For example, it can hit the USA by approach via the South Pole, thereby evading American tracking systems, which look to attack from the Northwest. The Sarmat’s 7 or 15 nuclear warheads can each also evade ABM systems and head for target at hypersonic speeds. Starting in September, the Sarmat will be installed in silos till now housing the world’s most powerful ICBM, the Voevoda, which will be gradually retired and redeployed as launchers for commercial satellites.

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“The view from the rubble of Kyiv’s suburbs isn’t hopeful.”

New World Disorder (Charai)

The latest battle zone in the Russia-Ukraine war was in the quiet, mostly mannerly halls of the United Nations. There, in the UN’s iconic New York headquarters, the world voted on Russia’s largest invasion since World War II — revealing fractures and fissures in global support for democracy. Suspending Russia from the UN Human Rights Council was technically the issue put before the delegates. But every diplomat knew it was really a vote on Russia’s assault on Ukraine. The consensus for democracy and self-determination was fragile: only 93 states (out of 193) voted for removing Russia from the UNHRC, and therefore condemning its actions against its smaller, weaker neighbor. Another 24 nations (including China) voted with Russia.

Most worrisome, 58 countries abstained, refusing to take sides in what many see as a duel between the great powers. Others feared that energy, food, and fertilizer prices might continue to climb if the conflict escalates. (Both Russia and Ukraine are major producers of oil, gas, wheat, and fertilizing petrochemicals — all of which are a matter of life and death for developing nations.) Fear and food are more important to many developing nations than democratic ideals. American and European policy makers will have to face a hard truth: while Russia is diplomatically isolated, it is not entirely alone, and many countries do not side with Ukraine and its democratic hopes. The view from the rubble of Kyiv’s suburbs isn’t hopeful.

Ukraine’s democratically elected leaders know that they could be captured, wounded, or killed. And they also know that the history of sanctions, the weapon of choice of the Western coalition, shows that they almost always fail to tame invaders. All of these facts were known to the UN delegates. Indeed, they would have heard them directly from Ukrainian diplomats. But high ideals and real desperation didn’t move them.

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“..a 45-54 years old death peak in September is unheard of.”

Why So Many Middle-Aged Deaths in 2021? (Briand)

Martin Kulldorff recently wrote: “For the mRNA vaccines, the big question that needs an urgent answer is whether they cause an increased risk of heart attack and/or other serious heart problems. There are many anecdotal reports, especially among young male athletes, and many VAERS reports. [..] Public health officials face a temptation to summarily dismiss anecdotal vaccine injury stories and people concerned about the publicly available VAERS reports, but in public health, we cannot do that. We must take people’s concerns seriously. What’s an economist’s reaction to anecdotal evidence? A friend recently asked me about the statistical relevance of anecdotal evidence. My answer to him was the following. The sum of life experiences by the many leads to a picture of the whole, while a picture of the whole hides unique and varied life experiences.

No “anecdotal evidence” should be dismissed a priori, just because it has been observed over a small and/or unique sample. The questions are the same, whether about “anecdotal evidence” or “evidence over a larger sample or population”: Have we really observed a change in the pattern in our data? What kind of inferences, if any, can we make from our observations? I have never paid much attention to athletes (no offense to the athletes), but I have recently paid attention to U.S. deaths. Using publicly available CDC data, I simply plotted monthly U.S. deaths, from 1999 to 2021. To my surprise, deaths due to suicides do not show an increase in 2020-21. But we thought they did, didn’t we? Does this mean we were not paying attention to suicides before, but recent events made us more attune to the suffering of others?

Or does it mean deaths of despair are found in other cause of death categories? Deaths due to accidental poisoning and exposure to noxious substances (which include accidental drug and alcohol overdose) have increased. Deaths due to homicide, and deaths due to liver diseases, have too. Some thought April 2020 deaths were too high and justified putting our lives on hold, but January 2021 numbers were worse—the percentage death rate in 2021 is the same as it was in 2020. Why the increase in January 2021 deaths? Continued upward trend in deaths due to the increase and aging of the US population? Deaths of despair? Increased deaths due to untreated conditions in 2020? Deaths due to COVID or one of its variants? Vaccine deaths?

In 2021, death numbers have peaked at unprecedented levels, in September, for the 45-54, 35-44 and 25-34 years old. September 2021 deaths for the 65-74 and 55-64 years old were also higher than their April 2020 numbers. Ok, so why is that significant? Let’s take the 45-54 years old group for example. Seasonal variations in deaths for this group has always been less pronounced than for the 85 years and older group, but whatever peaks they had, they still occurred mostly in January for both groups—so a 45-54 years old death peak in September is unheard of.

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“As long as the brain-blood barrier is leak-proof, very limited quantities of lipid nanoparticles – or pseudo-virus vectors – will penetrate the brain.”

Poking Holes In The Brain-blood Barrier. Is That Such A Good Idea? (Girardot)

Utilising 20% of the body’s energy, the humain brain contains ~650 kilometers of blood vessels, roughly 6 times the lungs’ own vascular system. As such it would be natural that the brain would face the most endothelial risk in the human body. When the data about the LNP distribution came out last year, most of us naturally focused on the organs where most of the nanoparticles seemed to be principally localised: liver, spleen, ovaries, heart, lungs … Strangely, the brain seemed relatively untouched with a peak estimate at 2 million nanoparticles in the brain, whereas the lungs seem to retain 6 times more vaccine particles… an inverted proportion.

Chart 1 – Lipid Nanoparticle Estimate for Pfizer Vaccine based on Mouse Model

There’s an acute difference between the brain and other organs: As a vascular system, the brain-blood-barrier (BBB) is a much tighter assembly of specialised endothelial cells than the rest of the circulatory system. The BBB controls what penetrates the brain much more tightly and rigourously. In other words, vaccine particles can come in and out freely in most organs, not in the brain. As long as the brain-blood barrier is leak-proof, very limited quantities of lipid nanoparticles – or pseudo-virus vectors – will penetrate the brain.

As we have witnessed with the escape from the injection point, it doesn’t mean necessarily that tissues are favourable to transfection…so a significant proportion of cytotoxic LNPs accounted for in Chart 1 aren’t necessarily synonymous with severity. Indeed, they might leak back into the lymphatic system and the blood stream later on. What I am trying to say is that it might seem from Chart 1 that the brain is not so much at risk, but effectively it probably is. Simply the brain isn’t storing LNPs in the tissue the way muscles or the heart might…and therefore the 2 million LNPs accounted for in the brain are likely transfected BBB endothelial cells !

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Too late already?

A Moratorium on mRNA ‘Vaccines’ is Needed (Byram Bridle)

Do you remember when public health and government officials assured everyone that the mRNA ‘vaccines’ function like traditional vaccine technologies? …meaning that they largely remain in the shoulder muscle where they are injected, with some portion going to the draining lymph nodes where an immune response is initiated. Well, back in May 2021, I, along with some international colleagues, looked at a document that Pfizer had submitted to the Japanese health regulatory agency. It was a pre-clinical biodistribution study. This means it was an experiment done with an animal model to predict where the vaccine formulation might go when injected into people. What I saw was startling. Most of Pfizer’s vaccine spread throughout the body instead of staying at the injection site.

This also meant there was the potential for toxicities that would never occur with traditional vaccines that largely remain at or close to the injection site. To ensure people could make a fully informed decision about whether to take the jab I went public with this information in a radio interview. I wasn’t surprised by the systemic distribution of the vaccine per se. Being a vaccinologist, I knew that lipid nanoparticle delivery systems were originally designed to spread far and wide throughout the body with the hopes they could be a vehicle for gene therapy and/or drug delivery. Instead, my surprise came from the fact that the data confirmed my historical understanding and contradicted public health messaging that the mRNA jabs behaved like traditional vaccines.

Public statements by health officials made me assume the lipid nanoparticles had somehow been modified to stay at the injection site, which was news to me. This highlights one of the first rules of thumb when practicing science. Transparently presented raw and/or peer-reviewed data are the cornerstones of objective science; not personal proclamations or data disseminated via media releases. In May 2021 I realized two things: 1. There was a lack of transparency about data supporting COVID-19 inoculations. 2. Incorrect messaging was being relayed to the public. As an academic public servant with relevant expertise, I spoke up when enquiries came from the public. I spoke the truth then and continue to do so.

Ryan Cole Cancer and T cells

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Fauci declares himself above the law. And the courts should stay out of it.

Fauci Complains About ‘Dangerous Precedent’ of Mask Mandate Ruling (TH)

After Fauci himself acknowledged that the rise in cases of this new variant may not lead to increased hospitalizations, he claimed that “it was perfectly logical for the CDC to say ‘wait a minute, we were planning on ending this mandate on a certain date, let’s wait a period of time until May 3” and also tried to convince that that “was a very sound public health decision.” He continued to complain about Judge Mizelle’s ruling, saying that “for a court to come in, and interfere in that, is really unfortunate. It’s unfortunate because it’s against public health principles, number one, and number two is because that’s no place for the courts to do that, this is a CDC decision, and that’s very bad precedent when you have courts making a decision and looking at what the basis of the decision, it was not sound.”

What? Is the CDC accountable to no one? Also, when it comes to waiting until “a certain date,” plenty of us remember the powers that be at the time telling us, over two years ago now, that we just needed two weeks to stop the spread. Such exchanges certainly highlight an entitlement that Dr. Fauci, the CDC, and the Biden administration all have when it comes to their authority in handling the Wuhan coronavirus. It’s all on these members of the mainstream media for throwing Biden such softball questions. These remarks came after Dr. Fauci just recently, during an appearance on ABC News’ “This Week” acknowledged that “this is not going to be eradicated … Each individual is going to have to make their [risk] calculation.”

Fauci has hardly been the only one to denigrate Judge Mizelle though, with other liberals going after her, including to do with her age and her qualifications, as Spencer and our friends at Twitchy highlighted. When it comes to Fauci’s sense of entitlement, he may need to be reminded that the courts, including the U.S. Supreme Court, have found that the CDC overstepped its authority before when it comes to the pandemic. Last August, in a 6-3 decision, the Court ruled against the CDC’s eviction moratorium, which even President Joe Biden had acknowledged was likely unconstitutional, though he issued it regardless.

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And Keith Olberman. But nobody takes him serious anymore.

Tulsi Gabbard Releases Cease And Desist Letter To Mitt Romney (JTN)

Former Democrat Rep. Tulsi Gabbard has sent Sen. Mitt Romney a cease-and-desist letter over the Utah Republican’s recent accusation that she has told “treasonous lies.” The letter, which Gabbard posted to her social media, accuses Romney of making “false and defamatory statements” and encourages him to enter into a settlement with her before the process reaches the litigation stages. “Tulsi Gabbard is parroting false Russian propaganda,” Romney tweeted March 13 about the ex-Hawaii congresswoman, as Russia’s invasion of Ukraine was roughly two weeks old. “Her treasonous lies may well cost lives.” The senator and former Massachusetts governor and 2016 GOP presidential nominee did not offer specifics.

But he purportedly was referring to comments Gabbard – a major in the Army National Guard who served two tours of duty in the Middle East – made about biolabs in Ukraine. Last month, Gabbard, also a 2020 presidential candidate, told Fox News show host Tucker Carlson that she was “deeply concerned” about the biolab issue and posted a video to her social media accounts in which she said that there are more than 25 “U.S.-funded biolabs in Ukraine, which if breached would release and spread deadly pathogens.” “While your tweet lacked any context, we surmise that your tweet was made in reference to a video Representative Gabbard published on Twitter that same day,” Gabbard’s attorney said about the Romney tweet.

“In her video, Representative Gabbard called for a ceasefire in the ongoing war between Russia and Ukraine so that any biological laboratories in Ukraine could be secured,” states the cease-and-desist document, which also argues everything Gabbard said in her video was “factually accurate.” Treason can be punishable by death, according to U.S. House code. Gabbard’s lawyer also writes: “Representative Gabbard’s loyalty to the United States is beyond reproach. You knew your claims of treason were false, or, at a minimum, you made your claims of treason with reckless disregard for the truth.” Biolabs in Ukraine are the focus of a conspiracy theory that alleges the Biden administration was funding biological weapon labs in the country now under attack from Russia.

Tucker Tulsi

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“Whether Jan. 6 was a riot or an actual insurrection remains a matter of deep and largely partisan disagreement — but the disqualification clause was written in reference to a real Civil War in which more than 750,000 people died in combat.”

Destroying Democracy To Save It? (Turley)

As the country braces for the midterm elections, the left seems to be rallying behind three D’s: Democracy, Disinformation and Disqualification. The latter effort just received a huge boost from a judge in Georgia who has allowed a challenge to knock Rep. Marjorie Taylor Greene (R-Ga.) off the ballot as an insurrectionist. Nothing says “democracy” like preventing others from voting. Many of us have criticized Greene for her inflammatory rhetoric and her extreme views. No less dangerous, though, is the means being used by some of Greene’s critics to get rid of her. It is all part of a new movement to defend democracy by denying it. To paraphrase the Vietnam strategy, democracy can only be saved by destroying it through the denial of speech or the right to vote.

[..] Section 3 of the 14th Amendment was written after the 39th Congress convened in December 1865, following the end of the Civil War. At the time, many members were not pleased to see former Confederates like Alexander Stephens (D-Ga.), the Confederacy’s vice president, appear in Congress to retake the very oath they previously violated by waging war against the country. Whether Jan. 6 was a riot or an actual insurrection remains a matter of deep and largely partisan disagreement — but the disqualification clause was written in reference to a real Civil War in which more than 750,000 people died in combat. The Confederacy was a separate government with its own army, currency and foreign policy.

There is another problem: To the extent that a person can be disqualified under the 14th Amendment, it requires action from Congress, not a local board of election. Despite an otherwise long, careful opinion, Totenberg blithely set aside such details, including an 1869 decision by then-Chief Justice Salmon P. Chase. The case in question challenged the right of Hugh W. Sheffey to hold a Virginia state court office, given his support for the Confederacy. Chase ruled that Section 3 did not disqualify Sheffey because “legislation by Congress is necessary to give effect to” Section 3 of the 14th Amendment, and disqualification from office “can only be provided for by Congress.” Congress later passed the Amnesty Act of 1872, which overrode the Disqualification Clause except for “Senators and Representatives of the thirty-sixth and thirty-seventh Congresses.”

The Supreme Court has repeatedly ruled that states cannot impose their own qualifications for Congress because it would “erode the structure envisioned by the Framers.” Under such an approach, partisan state election boards could simply conclude that a member is an insurrectionist and prevent voters from being able to make such choices for themselves.

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Cancel Culture. As per the Guardian.

Barack Obama Outlines Perils Of Unregulated Big Tech (G.)

Technology companies must be reined in to address the “weakening of democratic institutions around the world”, Barack Obama said Thursday, in a sweeping keynote speech on the perils of disinformation. Speaking at Stanford University in Silicon Valley, the former president made his most extensive remarks yet about the technology landscape, which he said is “turbo-charging some of humanity’s worst impulses”. “One of the biggest reasons for the weakening of democracy is the profound change that’s taken place in how we communicate and consume information,” he said. The address came as Obama has increasingly focused his post-presidential messaging on misinformation and what should be done about the largely unchecked power wielded by big tech. On Thursday, he solidified those calls, endorsing specific legislation.

“Do we allow our democracy to wither, or do we make it better?” Obama asked. “That is the choice.” Obama’s speech called attention to the grave impacts of disinformation and misinformation – including manipulation of the 2016 and 2020 elections and the rise of anti-vaccination sentiments. He was candid about regrets he had surrounding Donald Trump’s election, saying his administration had long known that Russia had incentive to manipulate US democracy but he underestimated the effectiveness of the efforts. “What still nags at me is my failure to appreciate at the time just how susceptible we had become to lies and conspiracy theories,” Obama said.

A Senate panel report in 2020 found conclusively that Russia had interfered in the 2016 elections to sway votes in favor of Trump, echoing findings from a prior report published by the Department of Justice. In addition to impacting the results of those elections, disinformation and misinformation has also caused many Americans to reject the results of democratically sound elections, Obama said – noting that the majority of Republicans doubt the legitimacy of Biden’s 2020 win. Much of these issues can be attributed to a decline in media literacy, the erosion of local news sources, and an “information overload” as we come into contact with limitless content each day. “The sheer proliferation of conflict and the splintering of information and audiences has made democracy more complicated,” Obama said.


“Despite the fact that we have now essentially clinically tested the vaccine on billions of people worldwide. Around 1 in 5 Americans is still going to put themselves at risk… rather than get vaccinated.”

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And this is where Obama’s views lead:

Big Tech’s ‘Cancel Culture’ Love Affair (Pepe Escobar)

This month, several of us – Scott Ritter, myself, ASB Military News, among others – were canceled from Twitter. The – unstated – reason: we were debunking the officially approved narrative of the Russia/NATO/Ukraine war. As with all things Big Tech, that was predictable. I lasted only seven months on Twitter. And that was long enough. Contacts in California had told me I was on their radar because the account grew too fast, and had enormous reach, especially after the start of Operation Z. I celebrated the cancelation by experiencing an aesthetic illumination in front of the Aegean Sea, at the home of Herodotus, the Father of History. Additionally, it was heart-warming to be recognized by the great George Galloway in his moving tribute to targets of the new McCarthyism.

In parallel, comic relief of the “Mars Attacks” variety was provided by expectations of free speech on Twitter being saved by the benign intervention of Elon Musk. Techno-feudalism is one of the overarching themes of my latest book, Raging Twenties – published in early 2021 and reviewed here in a very thoughtful and meticulous manner. Cancel culture is inbuilt in the techno-feudalist project: conform to the hegemonic narrative, or else. In my own case regarding Twitter and Facebook – two of the guardians of the internet, alongside Google — I knew a day of reckoning was inevitable, because like other countless users I had previously been dispatched to those notorious “jails”.

On one Facebook occasion, I sent a sharp message highlighting that I was a columnist/analyst for an established Hong Kong-based media company. Some human, not an algorithm, must have read it, because the account was restored in less than 24 hours. But then the account was simply disabled – with no warning. I requested the proverbial “review”. The response was a demand for proof of ID. Less than 24 hours later, came the verdict: “Your account has been disabled” because it had not followed those notoriously hazy “community standards.” The decision was “reviewed” and “it can’t be reversed”. [..] My hit-by-a-Hellfire missile Facebook page clearly identified for the general public who I was, at the time: “Geopolitical analyst at Asia Times”.

The fact of the matter is Facebook algorithms canceled a top columnist from Asia Times – with a proven record and a global profile. The algos would never have had the – digital – guts to do the same with a top columnist from The New York Times or the Financial Times. Asia Times lawyers in Hong Kong sent a letter to Facebook management. Predictably, there was no response. Of course becoming a target of cancel culture – twice – does not even remotely compare to the fate of Julian Assange, imprisoned for over three years in Belmarsh under the most appalling circumstances, and about to be dispatched for “judgment” in the American gulag for the crime of committing journalism. Yet the same “logic” applies: journalism that does not conform to the hegemonic narrative must be taken down.

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They’re coming for him from all sides. By definition, that means they’re coming for his dad, too, even if they don’t recognize it.

Feds Subpoenaed Hunter Biden Paternity Documents, Including Tax Returns (CBS)

Prosecutors investigating Hunter Biden subpoenaed documents from a paternity lawsuit that included tax records for the president’s son, according to documents and an attorney involved in the matter. “They wanted every record relating to Hunter Biden we had,” Clint Lancaster told CBS News. Lancaster represented Lunden Roberts, a woman who filed suit against Hunter Biden in 2019 alleging he was the father of her child. A December 2020 subpoena from the U.S. Attorney’s office in Delaware, obtained by CBS News, requested all documents “regarding [Hunter] Biden’s income, assets, debts, obligations, and financial transactions… and all personal and business expenditures.” The request specified January 2017 to the present. The subpoena also requested a wide range of tax documents pertaining to Hunter Biden.

“All federal, state, local and foreign tax documentation related to Biden,” the subpoena reads, “including but not limited to, IRS Forms 1099, income and payroll tax returns, state tax returns, and amended tax returns.” Hunter Biden’s personal and business conduct have been the subject of scrutiny — and the target of Republican political attacks — since the earliest days of the 2020 presidential campaign. The move by federal authorities to obtain these records offers a new, if narrow, glimpse into the long-running investigation into the president’s son — a probe that began as a tax inquiry several years ago. Lancaster told CBS News that in the fall of 2021, the Assistant U.S. Attorney in Delaware, Lesley Wolf, traveled to his Arkansas law office, joined by at least two federal agents, one from the FBI and the other an IRS enforcement agent.

Lancaster said he and his client spent about half a day answering questions about Hunter Biden and his business practices. Lancaster said that in the meeting, investigators asked for information about several companies affiliated with Hunter Biden, including Rosemont Seneca Partners, a firm where he worked for several years. The line of questioning tracks with a separate 2019 federal subpoena from the U.S. Attorney’s office in Delaware. The subpoena, obtained by CBS News, sought “all records, documents and accounts pertaining to all financial/banking transactions” between 15 business entities and Hunter Biden, the president’s brother James, as well as two business partners dating back to 2014, when Joe Biden was vice president.

Lancaster said that during the paternity suit Hunter Biden had supplied an “affidavit of financial means,” which detailed his finances through income statements and a breakdown of monthly expenses. Lancaster said the tax records he and his client supplied overlapped with the time period of Hunter Biden’s foreign business dealings. Roberts testified before a Delaware grand jury in February of this year, according to her lawyer. An Arkansas court filing from November 2019 states, “DNA testing has established with scientific certainty” that Hunter Biden is the father of Roberts’ child. The child is believed to be around 3 years old today. The paternity case was settled in 2020. Some of the records in the case are under seal.

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Black Lives Don’t Matter To BLM (Blaze)

It had even more corporate and cultural support than the vaccines and Ukraine. It was the greatest juggernaut in politics that even ensnared many Republican politicians. Yet never have we seen a movement that accomplished the opposite of what it was purported to do in such a short time frame. It turns out that as a result of the BLM-induced crime wave, reversing a generation-long trend of reduced crime, there were thousands of excess black homicide victims, a body count that is still climbing. Hannah Meyers, director of the policing and public safety initiative at the Manhattan Institute, told Fox News’ Emma Colton that there were nearly 2,500 excess black murders in 2020 over the previous year and the 10-year average. Here is a breakdown of the data from Fox:

In 2019, at least 7,484 Black Americans were murdered. That number shot up to at least 9,941 murders in 2020, meaning there was an increase of 2,457 Black Americans murdered over the previous year. The number of Black murders was also far higher than White murders in 2020. The FBI data shows there 7,043 White people murdered that year, meaning 2,898 more Black people were killed compared to Whites. Between 2010 and 2019, there was an average of 5,954 White murders, which is roughly 16% lower than the 10-year average of Black murders. During that same time period, an average of 6,927 Black Americans were murdered each year, meaning Black murders shot up by 43% in 2020 compared to the previous 10-year average.

What is evident from this analysis is that there were two periods of abnormal increases in black homicides: one in 2015 after Ferguson and Freddie Gray and then a much sharper increase in 2019 with George Floyd. In other words, every time they promote the anti-police and anti-incarceration message, it backfires, and black people are harmed the most. Preliminary numbers from 2021 show an even greater increase in homicides. And given that major cities like Baltimore and Philadelphia set new records, it’s very likely that black victims accounted for an even greater share of the excess.

Republicans stupidly squandered the Trump years trying to outflank the Democrats on de-incarceration in an effort to pander to the black vote. They wrongly focused on the fact that blacks are disproportionately incarcerated, even though that is an unfortunate reflection of the crime rate. What they should have focused on is that black victims of crime are disproportionately affected by jailbreak policies. Despite composing just 13% of the population, they account for the majority of the homicide victims. Releasing career criminals ensures that the body count goes up.

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“Tesla today has a market value of $1.1tn, following a 1,300% rise in its share price since the target was set in January 2018..”

Elon Musk To Collect $23bn Bonus As Tesla Beats Targets (G.)

Elon Musk, chief executive of Tesla and the world’s richest person, is set to collect a $23bn bonus after the Californian electric car company’s first-quarter results exceeded performance targets. Musk, who is already sitting on an estimated $249bn fortune, is in line for the bonus share payout after Tesla hit share price and financial growth milestones in its earnings on Wednesday night. Tesla made an adjusted profit of $5bn on revenue of $18.8bn in the first quarter of the year – an 81% increase on the same period a year earlier. The results, combined with the growth in Tesla’s share price performance, mean Musk has hit targets that should lead to a bonus share payout worth about $23bn.

The company outlined an extraordinary deal for Musk in 2018 that would pay him an unprecedented $55.8bn bonus if he built the business into a $650bn company within a decade. He achieved that milestone early, in January 2020. Tesla today has a market value of $1.1tn, following a 1,300% rise in its share price since the target was set in January 2018. It means Musk, who collects no salary, should now have unlocked the final three parts of the 12-tranche bonus scheme. Each tranche gives Musk the right to buy 8.4m Tesla shares at $70, a huge discount on the current $977 share price. His profit on each tranche could be $7.7bn or a combined value of $23bn. The payments need to be signed off by the board, and he must hold on to the shares for five years before selling.

Musk, who is attempting to buy Twitter for more than $43bn, said he was not in talks with Tesla’s board over a new bonus scheme after completing the 2018 deal early. “There are no discussions underway about incremental compensation for me,” he said on the company’s earning call. “The future is very exciting,” Musk said in the call with investors. “I’ve never been more optimistic or excited about the future of Tesla than I am right now.”

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    Hayami Gyoshu Tea bowl and fruits 1921   • Biden Brags About Sending Weapons at ‘Record Speed’ to Ukraine (Celente) • The Collective West Is Stum
    [See the full post at: Debt Rattle April 22 2022]

    V. Arnold

    Hayami Gyoshu Tea bowl and fruits 1921

    Superb/sublime…words fail……………..


    Worth a listen:

    “As the Russia-Ukraine war opens a new phase in the Donbas, scholar Richard Sakwa, Professor of Russian and European politics at the University of Kenton discusses the absence of diplomacy; the Western media’s veneration of Zelensky; the European Union’s self-implosion over the war; and the crackdown on dissent in both Ukraine and Russia. ”


    Gonzo Lira Lives!

    He was released by SBU and just made a video with Alex Christoforou. Thank God for one less tragedy in this war.

    Gonzo mentioned his tweet about the following still missing/killed/abducted in Ukraine:

    “You want to learn the truth about the Zelensky regime? Google these names:

    Vlodymyr Struk
    Denis Kireev
    Mikhail & Aleksander Kononovich
    Nestor Shufrych
    Yan Taksyur
    Dmitri Djangirov
    Elena Berezhnaya”

    May more good souls be found safe and sound and may we bring an end to this senseless US/UK/NATO sponsored killing.

    Mister Roboto

    Mister Roboto

    Formerly T-Bear

    Seems today the somewhere good ol’ U.S.ofA. has banned all Russian vessels from U.S. ports following the lead of its E.U. quislings. One wonders how that will work out when Russia will only ship fertiliser on Russian flagged, owned and operated ships. Anyone have a guess? Mine is: “I predict a diet in everyone’s future”. Yours?

    Dr. D

    “There is no evidence yet that Mariupol is completely fallen,” Biden said.

    Proving Biden is out of his mind.

    More than 100,000 civilians are still in Mariupol” says mayor. Yes, and all fine, perhaps better than when you were running it, who knows? No one’s collecting taxes and shaking down businesses right now. They think Russia exists to kill Russians? And Reuters reports it like this? As if they have only one brain cell, and not a second one to rub it against?

    Yes it’s terrible: Don’t have wars. But at least appreciate common reality when it lands on your noggin. When Paris was occupied did they execute every Parisian? Who would run the place?

    Explosions worldwide, and as with German LNG, all with plausible deniability. RAF “barn” goes up in smoke. Immediately Russian arms development and chemical factory. (I may be wrong on particulars, I didn’t copy links). North American food factories. Some, no doubt, are ordinary and unrelated. But here you are: now YOU are in WWIII. At home. Canning beans.

    Shortages and sabotage, perhaps the place you work will be burned down, or a train derailed in your town. When that haps, we retaliate. Yay us.

    On sabotage, repeating that Russia paid their bonds this week – and in dollars actually. They had enough to do one more. The bank refused to accept the payment and therefore declared that “Russia” defaulted. No joke, so I read. I expect the same with the next credit card payment I send, and they can put me in default and jack rates to 39%, maybe start foreclosure. Same thing, right? When you have no rule of law?

    My guess is, the minions have “a plan”. And “the Plan” wasn’t happening. And you know how mindless minions love their “plans”. So to get “the plan” going, the just made up that Russia defaulted, the way we “planned” and ordered them to, last month. Reality-free zone. So I’m sure they’re much happier now that they’ve fabricated reality, lied, harmed others and all society, and can finally sleep at night. With the blissful, innocent sleep of babies.

    “Trump releases audio that appears to refute claim he walked out of interview over 2020 questions” –MSNBC

    Why now? No, I’m serious. This was with Piers in 2020, he said he had the audio then, he’s not President, not sure either side cares, so why now? And “appears to be”? We’re listening to the audio.

    “Massachusetts Parents Sue School District for Hiding Child’s ‘Alternate Gender Identity’ from Them”

    Child has a serious medical condition. They endanger the child by not sharing the discovered medical condition with parents, the other 18 hours of their every day, therefore preventing them from visiting a doctor. Endangering children by doing so is official school policy. This gets into the news and the many, many stories of teachers sleeping with, and often marrying students, are not. Often while keeping their jobs. I can think of three in my area alone.

    Speaking of withholding information in an open danger to national health: “”Quite Frankly Explosive”: Wuhan Lab Allowed to Destroy ‘Secret Files’ under Its Partnership with US National Lab”

    Censorship is necessary for national security. Oh wait: that was another headline this week about Clapper, Brennan, CIA, DHS… Keeping Americans in the dark, run around by the arms manufacturers is critical to a peaceful, informed democracy.

    FT: Democracy works better when there isn’t any. And people DO WHAT I SAY.

    “It is no mystery why Democrats want to push student loan forgiveness.”

    Yes, to give free money to rich people and screw the working class. Or in this case: their working children. Yes, sadly at this point stats say anyone who went to college was already > upper middle class.

    Biden Brags about Sending Weapons at ‘Record Speed’ to Ukraine (Celente)”

    Because the plan is to kill every Ukrainian. Child. That’s why they handed untrained civilians weapons, then cried when civilians were killed.

    “Putin has failed to achieve his grand ambitions on the battlefield.”

    More Putin telepathy. Which we can be sure of because we walked out on the G20 and won’t talk to them. That’s how we know exactly what they want!

    “by the rampant Russophobia that is now public policy in Europe and the USA..”

    Yes, but we sure showed those Russian Cats! And the tennis players. We won!!!

    “Shakhnazarov expressed amazement and deep worry that Western leaders have literally ‘lost their minds’

    What? What makes you say that when we just won the war on cats?
    Caligula-Horse https://historydaily.org/content/75146/e85561cbc6b2293b59b1792fc50522b5.jpg

    “The history of sanctions, … shows that they almost always fail”

    See? We won already.

    “An overthrow of Putin would lead to chaos, and very likely to genuine radicals assuming power.”

    Yes. But that’s the plan. That’s a GOOD thing when you’re in a death cult trying to start WWIII, then later emerge from wealthy corporate bunkers. What don’t you understand?

    “while Russia is diplomatically isolated,” Very isolated considering half the nations and 2/3rds of the population are at least neutral towards it, while they can still buy most anything they want. While Europe is cold, starving, and probably at street wars.

    “Public health officials face a temptation to summarily dismiss anecdotal vaccine injury stories and people concerned about the publicly available VAERS reports, but in public health, we cannot do that.

    You mean, ignore the 6-sigma increase in deaths? Why not? We ARE public health officials, governments, corporations, and reporters, and we ARE doing it. Just like we did the Glyphosate, oil chemicals in the Gulf, and opioids/fentanyl. The more you die, the richer and happier it makes us.

    “Do you remember when public health and government officials assured everyone that the mRNA ‘vaccines’ function like traditional vaccine technologies? …meaning that they largely remain in the shoulder muscle where they are injected”

    You mean that everything they told us was a knowing, bare-faced lie? Then they trashed and jailed anyone told the truth? Yeah, I remember. Never Forget. How did I know ahead of time? I read their own data and told people.

    “Fauci Complains about ‘Dangerous Precedent’ of Mask Mandate Ruling (TH)”

    It is. A dangerous precedent that means the end of all things. It means nations and courts remain sovereign over corporations and industry cartels, the very thing they were seeking to upturn.

    The CDC has essentially no authority at all. They are an ADVISORY board. CONGRESS writes laws. Which they didn’t, because no one wanted them. So if they enforced a law that didn’t exist, is that a violation of basic human rights? Asking for a friend.

    “Whether Jan. 6 was a riot or an actual insurrection remains a matter of deep and largely partisan disagreement”

    Where 100,000 people bring Zero guns? Whiskey Tango? What did that director say about the West being in cartoon la-la land, shoving crayons up their nose? At a MINIMUM you’d have to take up arms. To take them up, you’d have to possess them. Every day, “The deadly riot”, “The most deadly day”, where the POLICE shot the unarmed PROTESTORS. (as usual) At the least, get a grip, but it’s useless to talk to them, or anyone. Tell them, their brains snap right back where they were.

    “Nothing says “democracy” like preventing others from voting.”

    Proudly following Ze in banning all opposition parties. Democracy at its finest!

    “Barack Obama Outlines Perils of Unregulated Big Tech (G.)”

    Yes, they might tell the truth. Seems impossible, I know. Besides, it is regulated. The reporting this week said the Derp State recommended against STOPPING their censorship. Meaning they ARE censoring, against all human rights, right now.

    Obama’s speech called attention to the grave impacts of disinformation and misinformation – including manipulation of the 2016 and 2020 elections and the rise of anti-vaccination sentiments.”

    Yes, where four investigations, two impeachments and Obama himself failed to find manipulation of the 2016 election, and the Anti-vaccine sentiments turned out to all be true and factual so far. That is, the grave impact of disinformation is that Obama will no longer be able to use it and attack, manipulate, and murder U.S. Citizens, especially brown ones. …Which is why “Free Speech” is in the Constitution as a Human Right, restraining the government from precisely this thing.

    As the opening picture, we must stop conspiracy theorists because they’re constantly correct. And ruining our plans, the conspirators, recently proven in Pfizer and Durham docs. They may not care about that, but it makes their Ego look bad.

    “Despite the fact that we have now essentially clinically tested the vaccine on billions of people worldwide. Around 1 in 5 Americans is still going to put themselves at risk” –Obama

    It is BECAUSE I am literate and read the data on the vaccine that I and 1 in 5??? Really dude? I and HALF the U.S. still refuse to take the vaccine. I may do it in 2075 when I can read the Science from Pfizer. Until then, it’s the definition of “Not Science”.

    the account grew too fast” –Escobar

    100,000 is the cutoff point. Most people get banned rather than go over it. CNN+ died saying “no one wants the news” while EVERY “conservative” (not) platform like Shapiro, Rubin, Fox etc are selling paid services at a geometric rate. CNN (and Netflix) just doesn’t like money, they like their weird religion. Of lying.

    “Cancel culture is inbuilt in the techno-feudalist project: conform to the hegemonic narrative, or else.”

    “Submit or die”. P.S. we are also cutting off your health care and kidney transplants for your son. But wait: we stole all the money, so the hospitals are closing anyway, rebel or no. The hospital I got info on that had blacked out +30% of the beds for staff only last week is now closing whole wards to consolidate remaining staff, of which there will be none. Because the other half of staff is leaving too, just slower. Drive safe. And here I thought 75% of health care workers gone by 2025 was just their INTENT, when asked by random pollsters. But they’re willful people who get s–t done and ACT on their intent immediately.

    “Facebook algorithms canceled a top columnist from Asia Times – with a proven record and a global profile.”

    Sir, they removed a sitting President. Of COURSE they removed the rest of us. What part of Anti-Free-Speech Party/Do What You’re Told don’t you understand? The part where we also make it faceless, nameless, without rules and without appeal? That’s how Soviet systems work. Like the EU that thankfully will soon cease to exist.

    “Feds Subpoenaed Hunter Biden Paternity Documents, Including Tax Returns (CBS)”

    The tax and income evidence in that case was extremely clear. No one cared. You can be a billion-dollar foreign agent and not file FARA, nor pay taxes, AND buy illegal guns. “I ain’t no senator’s son.” I’m his horse.

    “It turns out that as a result of the BLM-induced crime wave, reversing a generation-long trend of reduced crime, there were thousands of excess black homicide victims, a body count that is still climbing. Hannah Meyers, director of the policing and public safety initiative at the Manhattan Institute, told Fox News’ Emma Colton that there were nearly 2,500 excess black murders in 2020 over the previous year and the 10-year average. Here is a breakdown”

    Mayor of NYC said the same thing in a public speech. BLM didn’t care. They were too busy buying mansions in white neighborhoods.

    Ukrainian Windows” Yes, like the magical, mystical “PentaLawn™”. Google it on a non-censored search engine, and play a game called “count the luggage/count the engines”. “It’s pure magic!”

    Do I still have standing to sue media for *attempted* murder with Mr. Lira?

    Or For fertilizer? “Killin’ some folks.”


    At least Biden has a medical reason for being out of his mind. What’s the excuse for the rest of the population? Based on mask wearing in Ontario, that’s 80% of citizens. Have the spike proteins crossed the brain barrier already?

    Loved the crayon comment Dr.D. In this giant kindergarten class I never realized that the value of mask wearing is that they can’t stick crayons up their nose.

    To focus on the bright side of things: back from my latest shopping expedition. Cats won’t go hungry for the next year. Still seeing little inflation and no shortages here. I credit that to everyone else being in denial and not stocking up. Gives me a clear field to hoard away.

    The end of last year 4L milk went up 90 cents in every store. That’s a 20% increase! Did no one notice? Can they not see that if it happens to milk then…Normalcy bias can be a good thing for those aware that life is full of changes.


    “I predict a diet in everyone’s future”.

    That would do the average American a world of good.


    From a comment on the covidmythbuster site, this extremely interesting paper on proteins in vaccines.
    It’s good to see that Lira is still with us. He seems a bit discombobulated.


    Am I the only one who thinks they’re too eager to get all these people into the US?

    Since there is a mid term election, and since the decision makers are politicians, then I understand why they need these voters.
    And not a word about peace.

    Chance for Peace, (in the USA), will come when all the inventory is in Ukraine, and is being recycled.
    The United States alone has provided 10 anti-armor systems for every one Russian tank that is in Ukraine,” he posted.

    Biden has sent $3.4 billion in less than two months to Ukraine.
    Life – fight or flight
    In a democracy you can Pick the war that you can fight and survive. Don’t let the snobs pick for you.
    “I predict a diet is in everyone’s future”
    In 2020, between 720 and 811 million people faced hunger

    Mr. House

    If everyone will be having a forced diet, who does better? The fat with stores of fat or the skinny with stores of nothing? Muscle i suppose?

    D Benton Smith

    So Gonzalo Lira is alive, which both delights and alarms me. Delighted because he is such a great person and it’s wonderful to know that he is unharmed & gets to go on living with all of us, and alarmed to know that he is now so fully in the clutches of the “authorities.” They picked him up, they let him go, and he has, for now at least, acknowledges their ability to do it again if they so choose.

    I other words, if he pisses them off they can and will take him again . . . . . and we all know that if he effectively reports the truth from Ukraine, that will piss them off. He has been silenced & I hope he has the good sense to remain silenced until finding a SECURE haven to speak from. Ironically for the bad guys, the fact that they did that to Lira proves the point as loudly or louder than the way he was speaking it before. Viva Gonzalo Lira!

    Mister Roboto

    @DBS: The only war that Ukraine is winning is the propaganda war, and probably the only reason Gonzalo Lira is still alive is because they didn’t want to blow that.

    John Day

    Gonzalo Lira lives, but you wouldn’t think straight after the week he’s had.
    Obama doubles down on MORE censorship for democracy.
    Grow vegetables, especially this year.

    Mr. House

    Turns out that Zelensky is named in the Pandora Papers. You have to be REALLY rich to have been listed in the Pandora Papers. (Pandora Papers: “The Pandora papers are the largest trove of leaked data exposing tax haven secrecy in history. They provide a rare window into the hidden world of offshore finance, casting light on the financial secrets of some of the world’s richest people. The files were leaked to the International Consortium of Investigative Journalists (ICIJ), which shared access with the Guardian, BBC and other media outlets around the world. In total, the trove consists of 11.9m files leaked from a total of 14 offshore service providers, totalling 2.94 terabytes of information. That makes it larger in volume than both the Panama papers (2016) and Paradise papers (2017), two previous offshore leaks.”)

    Zelensky ran his election bid on getting rid of the oligarchic system, casting the cheating oligarchs out of Ukraine, and instituting a fair system. Behind the scenes, right before the election was held in Ukraine, he shifted most of his money and holdings into his wife’s name and the names of his show-business partners, who continue to hold his wealth for him.

    Then he won the election. Now he is telling the US and Europe how his country badly needs money. Not so badly that he will personally chip in, mind you, and like I said the other day, money going into Ukraine does not go to the people but directly into the pockets of the oligarchs. It’s, like, you know, a time-honored tradition.

    Well, oligarchs are the same the world over. At least in Ukraine, they call them by the proper noun – oligarchs. Here in the US, we just call them “politicians” or “CEOs” or the “wealthiest Americans” so as to obfuscate their actual role in running the country that is supposedly run “of the people, by the people, for the people”.

    See this article from last year, before Zelensky became so popular with the foreign (to Ukraine) media and politicians – back when the newspapers were more honest about his scumminess. And do note his business ties to Russia:


    D Benton Smith

    I keep getting this spooky and unsettling premonition that history is about to rhyme again.

    Mister Roboto

    @DBS: That’s pretty cryptic. Do you care to elaborate at all?

    Mr. House

    rhyme with what?

    Figmund Sreud

    Metallica: Holier Than Thou

    “The crap rolls out your mouth again
    Haven’t changed, your brain is still gelatine
    Little whispers circle around your head
    Why don’t you worry about yourself instead?

    Hypocritical difference between a goose and a gander.

    US Trashes ICC, But Wants It to Charge Russians

    US Trashes ICC, But Wants It to Charge Russians


    Figmund Sreud

    Above didn’t work so well, …

    Susan C

    re: Strategic Culture

    Having been unable to open a link to the website for several days I’m wondering if they’ve been censored locally (I live in BC, Canada). Has anyone here had this problem?

    Figmund Sreud

    The Russia-Ukraine divorce involved disputes over the division of Soviet assets, debts and currency, energy supplies, transfers and financing, as well as Russian claims to Crimea, plus control over territories in the Donbas and elsewhere in southeastern Ukraine. As the two sides divided their economic assets and military capabilities, Moscow was concerned with Kiev’s plans to build an independent army, navy and an air force—not to overlook Kiev’s possession of nuclear weapons.

    At that time, in the effort to prevent the real possibility of war, the Clinton administration worked closely with Boris Yeltsin to pressure Kiev to sign both the NPT treaty and the START I treaty. Kiev had to agree to not only give up its enriched uranium left after Soviet break-up—but it also had to return its nuclear warheads to Moscow.

    Russian pressures and threats, coupled with promises of U.S. aid and investment, eventually led Kiev to sign the 1994 Budapest memorandum that provided non-binding US, Russian and UK security assurances (not security guarantees)—in exchange for Kiev to give up its substantial former Soviet nuclear weaponry.

    This was a major diplomatic accomplishment for the Clinton administration. At the same time, Moscow was not fully satisfied. Moscow’s dissatisfaction with U.S. policy was revealed when the ‘pro-American’ Boris Yeltsin exploded in rage in December 1994—just after signing the Budapest memorandum.

    … read rest at:

    In the aftermath of the Soviet collapse
    How the uncivilized Russia-Ukraine divorce exploded into full scale warfare



    Figmund Sreud

    @ Susan C – yep, I’m in Calgary, Alberta. No longer access to Strategic Culture website. There is some “login” stuff showing up when you try to access, … but to no avail. ( … btw, I’m trying to find an alternate source to Alastair Crooke essays, but no luck so far, … any ideas?)



    A life time of reading s-f is a good prep for living in a s-f reality.


    Strategic culture website is down. It is not regional censorship. Servers are offline.


    hieroglyphs next


    Sanctions are a motivators.
    Don’t export.
    Don’t import.
    Substitute/Build and consume at home.
    Live within your means or/and do without.
    Migrate to a better social/economic structure



    Figmund Sreud

    @ userzeroid – hieroglyphs next

    Some stuff how to read it:

    How To Interpret Hieroglyphics on Your Next Egypt Trip


    Thanks for that Figmund – once the solar flare MPSK mentioned hits us and we revert back to worshiping Ra, should come in handy!

    Susan C

    to FS comment #106602
    and userzoid comment #106604

    re: Strategic Culture

    Thanks for responding. I’ve been having the same problem, Figmund. Having looked for other sources for Alastair Crooke’s analyses the only recent source I’ve come across has been on almayadeen.net. You can read his recent posts here.

    Userzoid, I appreciate your info that SC is down for the time being. Keeping my fingers crossed.

    Meanwhile, Robert Bridge also posts to Muck Rack.

    and Matthew Ehret is on Substack.

    I’ve enjoyed reading other articles there but can’t recall the names of other analysts. Yet another problem with ageing.


    Obama: “People like Putin, and Steve Bannon for that matter, understand it’s not necessary for people to believe disinformation… You just have to flood a country’s public square with enough raw sewage.

    Hey, Barack–they aren’t the only ones that have figured that out…..

    Dr D Rich

    So…it was experimental after all. And yet this monumental ass gets cause and effect, and the scientific method perfectly inverted. Attorneys like Obama truly are a bunch of arrogant morons obsessed with their own form of perverted illogic.

    So says Barry: “Despite the fact that we have now essentially clinically tested the vaccine on billions of people worldwide. Around 1 in 5 Americans is still going to put themselves at risk… rather than get vaccinated.”

    To think the Powers That Be thought this malignant fucker was the best candidate of my generation to be a President let alone the first half Black POTUS.

    John Day

    https://drjohnsblog.substack.com/p/protected-by-propaganda?s=w (smaller) Austin garden at dawn

    Former US President Obama (still powerful within the Democratic Party, and potentially involved in spying on candidate Trump in 2016) speaks out forcefully for the need for more big-media narrative control against “disinformation” about COVID vaccines, which make some people afraid to receive them. Further disinformation against good Americans like himself and the current “president” Biden are bound to come from Russian-influenced sources, just like Russia threw the 2016 elections to Trump..
    He speaks eloquently, of course. “Democracy will wither.”

    Glenn Greenwald: Former Intelligence Officials, Citing Russia, Say Big Tech Monopoly Power is Vital to National Security
    ​ ​A group of former intelligence and national security officials on Monday issued a jointly signed letter warning that pending legislative attempts to restrict or break up the power of Big Tech monopolies — Facebook, Google, and Amazon — would jeopardize national security because, they argue, their centralized censorship power is crucial to advancing U.S. foreign policy.​.. ​several of these officials are themselves leading disinformation agents: many were the same former intelligence officials who signed the now-infamous-and-debunked pre-election letter fraudulently claiming that the authentic Hunter Biden emails had the “hallmarks” of Russia disinformation…
    …The ostensible purpose of this new letter is to insist that Big Tech monopoly power is vital to U.S. national security — because it is necessary for them to censor “disinformation” from the internet, especially now with the grave Russian threat reflected by the war in Ukraine — and they thus demand that the anti-Big-Tech bills first be reviewed not only by the Judiciary and Antitrust Committees, but also the national security committees where they wield power and influence…
    ​..Big Tech and the U.S. security state are in a virtually complete union, with all sorts of overlapping, mutual financial interests….​Many of the key tech monopolies — such as Google and Amazon — routinely seek and obtain highly lucrative contracts with the U.S. security state, including both the CIA and NSA…

    ​Pepe Escobar just got canceled by Twitter, along with many others, like Scott Ritter, who did not toe the official US lines about the war in Ukraine.
    This snippet jumps out. We all know the rumor…
    ​ ​Every silicon fragment in the valley connects Facebook as a direct extension of the Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency (DARPA)’s LifeLog project, a Pentagon attempt to “build a database tracking a person’s entire existence.” Facebook launched its website exactly on the same day – Feb. 4, 2004 – that DARPA and the Pentagon shuttered LifeLog.
    ​ ​No explanation by DARPA was ever provided.

    ​ ​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.​..
    ​ While the special counsel’s office did not charge Sussmann with making a false statement to the CIA, Durham’s team seeks to present evidence of Sussmann’s representations to the CIA as evidence of his motive and intent to also deceive the FBI.

    John Day

    Eleni in Athens sends this French assessment of the current ​global-financial-war, justified by the war in Ukraine.
    Nobody dared to say anything, but from 2003 onwards, the US economic system was no longer what it claimed to be. Officially they were still liberal, but everyone could see that they were no longer producing their own food and necessities, and that they were living on rapine.
    The US economy, which was one third of the world economy when the USSR dissolved, is now only one tenth…
    ..Gradually, the Russian and Chinese blocs have come closer together thanks to the joint project of the Great Eurasian Global Partnership (2016) within the framework of the Shanghai Cooperation Organization. The aim is to develop the whole space by creating balanced communication channels on the ideological bases defined by Kazakh Sultan Nazerbayev: inclusiveness, sovereign equality, respect for cultural and socio-political identity, openness and readiness to integrate other ensembles.
    Washington’s attempt to destroy this emerging entity has no chance of success. It is striking that :
    The economic attack began not with the invasion of Ukraine, but two days before…The very day after Moscow recognized the independence of the Donetsk and Lugansk People’s Republics (February 21, 2022), the United States launched an economic attack on Russia (February 22). The European Union followed suit the day after (February 23). Vnesheconombank and Promsvyazbank were excluded from the global financial system.
    Vnesheconombank (VEB.RF) is a regional development bank. It could have helped the Donbass. Promsvyazbank (PSB) invests mainly in the defense sector. It could have played a role under the Mutual Assistance Treaty…..Due to the unilateral actions of the Anglo-Saxons and the European Union, the world is being divided into two heterogeneous spaces. The era of economic globalization is over. The economic and financial bridges are being broken one by one…..Rather than confronting Russia and China, the United States has chosen to withdraw into its empire: to isolate the West in order to maintain its hegemony.
    Since 2001, all world leaders have viewed the West, and particularly the United States, as wounded predators. They do not dare to confront them and look for ways to accompany them gently to the cemetery. No one ever imagined that they would isolate themselves to die.

    ​ There is lots of prevarication here, but this may be “de-dollarization” starting.
    Foreign Demand For US Treasuries Collapses Just As Fed Launches QT

    John Day

    ​ There may well be civilian human-shields down in the tunnels under the industrial zone.​ “Surrender and be fed”…
    No gas; no bombs, no pumped-sea-water drowning.
    “So Not Even A Fly Can Escape”: Putin Declares Mariupol ‘Liberated’ – Orders Besieged Steel Plant Sealed Off

    Moon of Alabama has this:
    In a talk at a defense industry meeting Major General Rustam Minnekaev, Deputy Commander of the Central Military District, named areas of Ukraine which Russia wants to secure (machine translation):
    “Since the beginning of the second phase of the special operation, it has already begun, literally two days ago, one of the tasks of the Russian army is to establish full control over the Donbass and southern Ukraine,” he said.
    …”This (control over the Donbass – TASS note) will provide a land corridor to the Crimea, as well as influence the vital facilities of the Ukrainian [military forces], Black Sea ports through which agricultural and metallurgical products are delivered to [other] countries,” – said the deputy commander.
    “Control over the South of Ukraine is another way out to [Transnistria], where there are also facts of oppression of the Russian-speaking population. Apparently, we are now at war with the whole world, as it was in the Great Patriotic War, all of Europe, the whole world was against us. And now the same thing, they never liked Russia,” he added.
    The Russian ambassador to the U.S. again named the political aims:
    Russia’s special military operation in Ukraine is aimed at demilitarization and denazification of the country, and Moscow will ensure that the country has a non-nuclear and neutral status,

    John Day

    Vladimir Zelenko MD (the first MD in the US to successfully treat early COVID and provided protocol details) and John Sorensen present a large body of factual information here, first released last September, but now on Global Research site. (Efforts to suppress this cannot relent until complicit power elites are demoted.)
    Note that insurance companies will pay nothing on bills for vaccine-injuries, and neither will any other payer, so those cannot be reported as billing diagnoses.
    The Vaccine Death Report: Evidence of Millions of Deaths and Serious Adverse Events Resulting from the Experimental COVID-19 Injections
    VAERS published 726,963 adverse events, including 15,386 deaths as of September 17, 2021
    CDC fraud expert says that number of deaths is at least five times, and possibly ten times higher
    A whistleblower from the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Service (CMS) revealed how almost 50,000 people died from the injections. They represent only 20% of the U.S. population, meaning
    that if this data is applied to the entire population 250,000 have died 150,000 reports have been rejected or scrubbed by the VAERS system
    The actual number of anaphylaxis is 50 to 120 times higher than claimed by the CDC
    Everyone who dies before two weeks after the second injection, is not considered a vaccine death, which causes the majority of early vaccine deaths to be ignored
    Moderna received over 300,000 reports of adverse events in only three months-time
    The Lazarus Report shows that only 1% of adverse events is being reported by the public The majority of the population is not aware of the existence of systems where they can report vaccine adverse events
    Aggressive censorship and propaganda told the public that adverse events are rare, causing people to not understand how their health problems stem from past injections
    The shaming and blaming of medical professionals who say anything against the vaccines, cause many in the medical community to avoid reporting adverse events
    The fear of being held accountable after administering an injection that killed or disabled patients, further prevents medical personnel from reporting it

    Why did so many working age people die in September 2021?
    In September 2021, recorded COVID-19 deaths show 65-74 years old died in greater numbers than 75 years and older, and COVID-19 deaths for the 45-54 years old were as high as for the 85 years and older.
    This has never happened before for deaths due to respiratory diseases, from 1999 to 2019. These September 2021 peaks for “younger” age groups are consistent with the vaccine deaths hypothesis. https://brownstone.org/articles/why-so-many-middle-aged-deaths-in-2021/

    The UK has stopped publishing this data recently.
    British children up to 52 times more likely to die following a COVID shot: gov’t report
    The data show a stark increase in deaths among children both single- and double-jabbed compared to their un-jabbed counterparts. For children aged 15–19, the risk of death increases by almost double if they take the first shot and by over three times if they take the second. 10–14-year-olds, on the other hand, run the risk of dying almost by a factor of ten following the first dose while the second dose brings a 51.8 times greater risk of death than if they had remained un-jabbed. https://www.lifesitenews.com/news/children-in-britain-up-to-52-times-more-likely-to-die-following-a-covid-shot-report-finds/

    Walgreens still publishes data: As you can see, even though the boosted represent just 30% of the population, they accounted for 53.5% of the positives among the sample of over 60,000 tests administered by Walgreens stores nationwide during the week beginning April 5. The unjabbed accounted for just 17% of the positives, lower than their share of the population. https://www.theblaze.com/op-ed/horowitz-walgreens-recorded-who-tested-positive-for-covid-and-the-results-might-surprise-you

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