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René Magritte The conquerer 1926

 

Top US Officials To Meet Zelensky On First Wartime Visit To Kyiv (F24)
A West-mandated Russian “Default”: Who Wins And Who Loses? (Vilches)
Urgent Briefing from the Russian MOD re new provocations (Saker)
Minsk II: Two Words You’ll Never Hear on Mainstream News (Antiwar)
Energy Rationing & The Pivot From Ukraine To Climate (OffG)
1788. China to Make Electric Tumbrils (Reed)
The Drive to Vaccinate the World Against Covid Is Losing Steam (NYT)
Have People Been Given the Wrong Vaccine? (Kulldorff)
Pfizer Docs: 3.7% Death Rate From Vaccine, Many More Serious Injuries (EV)
Dissecting Canada’s All-cause Mortality (Rebel)
Covid Vaccines Increase Risk of Severe Heart Inflammation Up to 120-Fold (DS)

 

 

 

 

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The MSM spouts only Ukraine propaganda. They have very few people on the ground, so they just parrot whatever -extravagant- claims Zelensky et al make. Lazy? You bet. Journalism? Hell, no.

Top US Officials To Meet Zelensky On First Wartime Visit To Kyiv (F24)

The United States’ top diplomat and defence chief were Sunday set to make their first wartime visits to Kyiv since Russia invaded Ukraine two months ago, with fierce battles raging in the east of the country. The trip by Secretary of State Antony Blinken and Defense Secretary Lloyd Austin comes as the war enters its third month with thousands dead and millions displaced. A series of European leaders have already travelled to Kyiv to meet President Volodymyr Zelensky and underscore their support, but the United States – a leading donor of finance and weaponry – has yet to send any top officials. In his daily video address Saturday night, Zelensky said he was preparing for “tomorrow’s important talks with American partners”.

The State Department declined to comment on the highly sensitive trip by two of President Joe Biden’s top cabinet members. Their visit comes as Russian forces show no sign of easing their attacks and after a missile strike on the southern city of Odessa that Ukraine said killed eight people, including an infant. “Among those killed was a three-month-old baby girl. How did she threaten Russia? It seems that killing children is just a new national idea of the Russian Federation,” Zelensky said. He also accused Russia of being a terrorist state and of acting like Nazis in the shattered port city of Mariupol, which has been devastated by weeks of intense bombardment.

“New facts about the crimes of the occupiers against our Mariupol residents are being revealed. New graves of people killed by the occupiers are being found. We are talking about tens of thousands of dead Mariupol residents,” he said. The latest of many attempts to evacuate civilians from Mariupol failed Saturday, and an embattled unit of Ukrainian fighters holed up in tunnels under a sprawling steel mill there appeared in increasingly desperate straits. Zelensky also issued a new call Saturday for a meeting with his Russian counterpart Vladimir Putin “to end the war.”

“I think that whoever started this war will be able to end it,” Zelensky said, adding he was “not afraid” to meet the Russian leader, who attended an Orthodox Easter service in Moscow. But he again stressed that Kyiv would abandon talks with Moscow if its troops in Mariupol were killed. Zelensky also criticised a decision by UN Secretary General Antonio Guterres to visit Moscow on Tuesday, before heading to Kyiv. “There is no justice and no logic in this order,” he said. “The war is in Ukraine, there are no bodies in the streets of Moscow. It would be logical to go first to Ukraine, to see the people there, the consequences of the occupation,” he said.

Ukraine ‘absolutely sure’ it will win war against Russia

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The US and NATO are not the ‘global stage’.

A West-mandated Russian “Default”: Who Wins And Who Loses? (Vilches)

Russia is currently “defaulting” or — in the best of cases — on a very direct and firm path to an inevitable “default”. Or at least this seems to be what the Western press and international rating agencies are pushing and rooting for, same as specialized academia, think-tanks, the political-financial-military establishment… and pretty much the whole Western Hemisphere including the US and Europe + South Korea, Japan, Australia and New Zealand. And it can reasonably be assumed that the above is most probably due to the fact that Western governments have officially and unequivocally dictated that it is not only “fair” but also wise to

(1) freeze and/or eventually “arrest” Russia´s reserve currency stockpiles held in international banking accounts (2) force Russia to pay its international financial obligations from abundantly solvent banks within Russia (3) declare that Russian payments in rubles instead of US dollars or euros or yens or GBP are not valid (4) declare Russia to be “defaulting” on its obligations by not following the above mandates (5) in case of doubt, Western governments remind us that Russia’s mandated “default” will necessarily be contested in UK Courts… which of course will always decide fully against Russia… undoubtedly and conveniently leaving aside whatever could be left of the once-traditional British “fair play” of yore.

And the West does not beat around the bush regarding this official policy with US Treasury Secretary Janet Yellen and US Federal Reserve Chairman Jerome Powell walking out of the recent G-20 meeting as soon as the mike was switched over to the Russian representative. The staged move was also well coordinated with multiple “unfriendly” finance ministers and central bank governors while others present virtually shut off their cameras immediately after the Russian official uttered his first word. And leaving no room for any doubt, White House Press Secretary Jen Saki tweeted in no uncertain terms that “We support her (Janet Yellen´s) steps, and it’s an indication of the fact that President Putin and Russia have become pariahs on the global stage”. By the way, with some notable exceptions, for the same “Ukranian reasons” many of the above have openly proposed to kick Russia out of the G-20 group ASAP.

So, to make a long story short, for all practical purposes Russia will necessarily “default” soon enough per the Western strategy of “we won’t let you pay but you must pay”… or thereabouts.

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“The biological weapons programs in the USSR were completely phased out in 1972.”

“..the Russian Federation completely destroyed its chemical arsenal on September 27, 2017, which is confirmed by an OPCW certificate..”

Urgent Briefing from the Russian MOD re new provocations (Saker)

The Ministry of Defence of the Russian Federation held an urgent briefing, detailing a provocation against the Russian Federation prepared by the USA and NATO with the accusation of using nuclear, biological and chemical weapons. The Ministry of Defence of the Russian Federation possesses the information related to the preparation of provocations by the United States of America in order to accuse the Russian Armed Forces of using chemical, biological or tactical nuclear weapons.


There are three scenarios to be applied in order to accuse the Russian Federation.
The first one is a ‘staged incident under a false flag’ that is the most probable.
The second one refers to a ‘Maximally covert use of weapons of mass destruction in small volumes’ for neutralising the will power and the capacity to resist within the fulfilment of a particular operational task.
The third and the least probable one is the ‘overt use of weapons of mass destruction at a combat area’.

[..] We would like to recall that the Russian Federation completely destroyed its chemical arsenal on September 27, 2017, which is confirmed by an OPCW certificate. In turn, the United States, with its strong financial, economic and technical potential, is the only country party to the Chemical Weapons Convention that still possesses an impressive arsenal of chemical warfare agents (672.5 tons). CIA Director Burns’ statement about Russia’s possible use of tactical nuclear weapons is absurd. With the current level of technical equipment of the international nuclear test monitoring system, it is impossible to conceal the use of such weapons. If the CIA director does not understand this, then he is either unprofessional, or he is being misled. The biological weapons programs in the USSR were completely phased out in 1972. At the same time, the number of U.S. biological laboratories is incomparable to other countries. According to the Chinese Foreign Ministry, Washington controls 336 laboratories in 30 countries, which is of great concern.

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“Ukraine had an off ramp from civil war early on in the form of the Minsk and then the Minsk II agreements in 2014 and 2015..”

Minsk II: Two Words You’ll Never Hear on Mainstream News (Antiwar)

Minsk II was the 2015 agreement hammered out by Russia, Ukraine, France and Germany to end the civil war in Ukraine between the pro west, ultra nationalist government and the pro Russian Ukrainians in the eastern Donbas provinces of Lugansk and Donetsk. Why a civil war in Ukraine? Historically, Ukraine was cobbled together first by the Russian Empire, then the Soviet Union over 4 centuries, containing disparate peoples. The main ones were the Western leaning, Ukrainian speaking people in the north and west, and the Russian speaking in the east and south. Their relationship was always toxic, but under Soviet rule relative peace prevailed. Once freed from Soviet rule in 1999, the tension between the two disparate groups resurfaced.

Fifteen years on the U.S. essentially blew up whatever chance for peaceful resolution by aiding a coup which violently removed Russian leaning President Yanukovych, replacing him with an ultra nationalist government under Petro Poroshenko. Thus began the civil war in the Donbas that has killed over 14,000 Ukrainians in Kiev’s effort to subjugate and marginalize the hated Russian leaning Ukrainians. And leading the carnage for the past 3 years is current president Volodymyr Zelensky. Calling him the new Churchill doesn’t quite fit. But Ukraine had an off ramp from civil war early on in the form of the Minsk and then the Minsk II agreements in 2014 and 2015. The latter called for autonomy for the breakaway provinces Donetsk and Lugansk, amnesty to the combatants and representation in the Ukraine government.

But goaded by the US and the ultra nationalists with the real power, both post coup presidents Poroshenko and Zelensky opted to continue the civil war to both retake the breakaway provinces and recapture the Crimea, seized by Russia after the 2014 coup threatened their naval base at Sebastopol in the Crimea. In the months leading up to Russia’s criminal war, Ukraine, with the help of weaponry and training by Uncle Sam, dramatically increased its criminal shelling of the Donbas, even massing a hundred thousand troops for a possible invasion predicted for March. Did that, and the threat of NATO’s encroachment in Ukraine up to Russia’s borders make Russia’s invasion legal or necessary for Russia’s national defense? Of course not. But expecting Russia would sit back and do nothing made their invasion virtually inevitable.

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“It’s interesting that “operation thermostat” should be announced on April 22nd – Earth Day – despite having zero to do with climate change.”

Energy Rationing & The Pivot From Ukraine To Climate (OffG)

Italy is officially becoming the first country to start rationing energy after cutting their supply of Russian gas and oil. From next month, until at least March 2023, public buildings across the nation will be banned from running air conditioning at lower than 25 degrees, or heating higher than 19 degrees. The plan, termed “Operation Thermostat” in the press, is being sold as a way for ordinary people to show “solidarity” with the people of Ukraine, with Italian Prime Minister Mario Draghi saying: “Do we want to have peace or do we want to have the air conditioning on?” I’m not exactly sure how adjusting your thermostat is going to achieve ‘peace’, but hey we’re living in the age of sentimental manipulation over reason, so – just believe.

For example, the Guardian is illustrating the story with pro-peace artwork allegedly done by Italian schoolchildren (in English, for some reason). There’s no talk yet of this kind of energy-rationing rule extending to private businesses or homes, but a marker has been set down. Expect other nations to follow suit. After that of course will come the opinion pieces asking questions like “we rationed gas to fight Putin, why not climate change?”, and headlines saying that “Europe-wide gas rationing was good for the planet” or something similar. …Oh wait, it’s already happening. Honestly, when I originally wrote the above paragraph I had no idea the New Yorker had published this opinion piece for Earth Day, headlined: “This Earth Day, We Could Be Helping the Environment—and Ukraine”

It argues that rationing energy to fight Putin is just like digging for victory to fight Hitler, and – just as I predicted – would also be good for the planet: “During the Second World War, victory demanded more oil […] In the wars dominating the globe today — Putin’s land grab in Ukraine, and the global land grab caused by rising sea levels and spreading deserts — victory demands getting off fossil fuels as fast as we possibly can.” It even hints at a quasi-lockdown – this time for the sake of beating Putin and combating climate change: “Everyone who can work from home could continue to do so, at least on, say, Mondays, knocking a day off the national commute. Carpools could be organized, taking special advantage of the fact that there are now two million electric cars on the road. More bike paths could be made available, and, when air-conditioning season begins, Americans could turn their thermostats up a degree.”

Remember lockdowns were marketed as planet-saving almost from the moment they were put in place, despite it making almost zero sense. The agenda was pretty obvious right from the start. It’s interesting that “operation thermostat” should be announced on April 22nd – Earth Day – despite having zero to do with climate change. It’s also noteworthy that climate protests groups have piggy-backed on the idea to call for an EU-wide boycott of Russia’s fossil fuels.

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Left field?!

1788. China to Make Electric Tumbrils (Reed)

The media, a salt mine in which I once labored, are an embarrassment, utterly partisan, ranting and howling about Russia. OK, in war it is usual to cut the public off from information and to keep them stirred up with accounts of rape, human shield, “genocide,” chemical war, massacres, torture, a rule of television being to get a woman to cry and fill the frame. In Vietnam the media ran all over the country and actually reported what was happening, which eventually ended the war. This error is not being repeated. {what bothers me is the apparent lack of curiosity, of doubt of official sources. Contrary to belief in some quarters, reporters are not given orders to adopt a particular point of view, though they know better than to contradict the publication’s line. No scribbler at the Washington Post will discuss racial differences in intelligence. But they are herd animals.}

Violeta, whose cynicism toward government—anybody’s government—would peel paint from a wall, watched a video clip purportedly of a Russian tank crushing a car occupied by Ukrainians. She noticed after research that the Russian tank was black without markings, like Ukrainian tanks, instead of green with markings, like all other Russian tanks. OK, maybe it was an undercover Russian tank. She also noticed in some of the Russian-destruction video, street signs are blurred out. Uh…, why dat? Anyone want to guess? Why do reporters not pay attention? First, again, they are creatures of the pack. They live in the Beltway Terrarium, talk to each other, read each other, and so know they are right. Don’t their colleagues all say so?

Second, they are painfully ignorant of matters military, knowing chiefly the bureaucracies involved in policy, contracting, and so on. This includes those for the WaPo, whom I knew—Gerge Wilson, Molly Moore, etc. [..] Why did Russia attack? Anyone who can read a map can see that since 1991 the US has been trying, with considerable success, to encircle Russia militarily. Russia has said over and over that it was not going to have American missiles on its border in the Ukraine any more than America would allow Chinese missiles in Tijuana. I encountered no one in DC who had even heard of this, though it has been going on for years. This is journalism? Yes.

All things end, except those that don’t. On a cold rainy predawn morning we caught an Uber to Reagan National, returning to a country that has just left the Third World to one energetically returning to it. A stewardess aboard read the boilerplate about have a wonderful flight. She didn’t explain just how that laudable goal might be achieved. Remember, cometh the guillotine. Kachunk. Kachunk. Kachun.

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“Africa’s vaccination rate remain the most dismal. Fewer than 17 percent of Africans have received a primary Covid immunization.”

The Drive to Vaccinate the World Against Covid Is Losing Steam (NYT)

Countries in different parts of the world, including some in Eastern Europe and the Middle East, have seen their vaccination rates stagnate in recent months at a third or less of their populations. But Africa’s vaccination rate remain the most dismal. Fewer than 17 percent of Africans have received a primary Covid immunization. Nearly half of the vaccine doses delivered to the continent thus far have gone unused. Last month, the number of doses injected on the continent fell by 35 percent compared to February. W.H.O. officials attributed the drop to mass vaccination pushes being replaced by smaller-scale campaigns in several countries. Some global health experts say the world missed a prime opportunity last year to provide vaccines to lower-income countries, when the public was more fearful of Covid and motivated to get vaccinated.

“There was a time people were very desperate to get vaccinated, but the vaccines were not there. And then they realized that without the vaccination, they didn’t die,” said Dr. Adewole, who wants to see countries continue to pursue the 70 percent target. What momentum remains in the global vaccination campaign has been hindered by a shortfall in funding for the equipment, transportation and personnel needed to get shots into arms. In the United States, a key funder of the vaccination effort, lawmakers stripped $5 billion meant for global pandemic aid from the coronavirus response package that is expected to come up for a vote in the next few weeks. Biden administration officials have said that without the funds, they will be unable to provide support for vaccine delivery to more than 20 under-vaccinated countries.

Some public health experts point to reasons for optimism that the global vaccination campaign still has steam. Despite the drop off from the February peak, the number of Covid vaccinations being administered each day in Africa is still near a pandemic high. And Gavi earlier this month drew a significant new round of funding pledges, securing $4.8 billion in commitments, although it fell short of its $5.2 billion goal. There is also hope that a global Covid summit the White House plans to co-host next month could be an opportunity to generate momentum and funding. But the drop in public demand has led some health officials and experts to quietly, and in some cases outright, question whether the 70 percent vaccination target is feasible or even sensible.

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Should anyone at all have been given any hardly tested substances at all?

Have People Been Given the Wrong Vaccine? (Kulldorff)

Randomized controlled trials show all-cause mortality reduction from the Covid adenovirus-vector vaccines (RR=0.37, 95 percentCI: 0.19-0.70) but not from the mRNA vaccines (RR=1.03, 95 percentCI 0.63-1.71). That is the verdict from a new Danish study by Dr. Christine Benn and colleagues. Have people been given vaccines that don’t work (Pfizer/Moderna) instead of vaccines that do work (AstraZeneca/Johnson & Johnson)? Let’s put this study into context and then delve into the numbers. In medicine, the gold standard for evidence is randomized controlled trials (RCT), as they avoid study bias for or against the vaccine. Moreover, the key outcome is death. Do these vaccines save lives? Hence, the Danish study answers the right question with the right data. It is the first study to do so.

When the Pfizer and Moderna mRNA vaccines were approved by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA), that decision was based on RCTs. The RCTs submitted to the FDA showed that the vaccines reduce symptomatic Covid infections. By recruiting mostly younger and middle-aged adults, who are unlikely to die from Covid no matter what, the studies were not designed to determine whether the vaccines also reduce mortality. That was assumed as a corollary, although it may or may not be true. Neither were the RCTs designed to determine whether the vaccines reduce transmission, but that is a different story for another time. The vaccines were developed for Covid, but to properly evaluate a vaccine, we must look at non-Covid deaths as well.

Are there unintended adverse reactions leading to death? We do not want a vaccine that saves the lives of some people but kills an equal number of other people. There may also be unintended benefits, such as incidental protection against other infections. For a fair comparison, that should also be part of the equation. While each individual RCT was unable to determine whether the Covid vaccine reduced mortality, the RCTs recorded all deaths, and to increase sample size, the Danish study pooled multiple RCTs. There are two different types of Covid vaccines, adenovirus-vector vaccines (AstraZeneca, Johnson & Johnson, Sputnik) and mRNA vaccines (Pfizer and Moderna), and they did one pooled analysis for each type. Here are the results:

There is clear evidence that the adenovirus-vector vaccines reduced mortality. For every 100 deaths in the unvaccinated, there are only 37 deaths among the vaccinated, with a 95 percent confidence interval of 19 to 70 deaths. This result comes from five different RCTs for three different vaccines, but it is primarily driven by the AstraZeneca and Johnson & Johnson vaccines. For the mRNA vaccines, on the other hand, there was no evidence of a mortality reduction. For every 100 deaths among the unvaccinated, there are 103 deaths among the vaccinated, with a 95 percent confidence interval of 63 to 171 deaths. That is, the mRNA vaccines may reduce mortality a little bit, or they may increase it; we do not know. The Pfizer and Moderna vaccines contributed equally to this result, so there is no evidence that one is better or worse than the other.

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1 in 27 dies.

“..with 100M people vaccinated in the United States, there have been almost four million deaths and millions beset with life-altering injuries.”

Pfizer Docs: 3.7% Death Rate From Vaccine, Many More Serious Injuries (EV)

According to documents released through court order, 3.7% of the cases Pfizer looked at for ‘adverse events’ died, and Pfizer prevented all the data being released – so at this time it is impossible to tell the exact death rate – the bottom line is this is a mass murder event. Dr. Naomi Wolf has been going through the tens of thousands of pages of documents a Federal court forced Pfizer to release from its FDA submission for Covid-19 mRNA vaccine approval. She released the data on War Room Pandemic this morning.


Shockingly, the initial data showed a death rate of 3.7% with a much higher rate of serious injury. In other words, with 100M people vaccinated in the United States, there have been almost four million deaths and millions beset with life-altering injuries. The amount of vaccines shipped by Pfizer was redacted in the documents. This is the government, Pfizer, and the CCP working to commit mass murder against the America people. There is no denying this now.

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“In certain areas of the country almost twice as many people are dying than what we would expect in those young ages and it’s not COVID.“

Dissecting Canada’s All-cause Mortality (Rebel)

All-cause mortality data for 2021 is starting to trickle out in Canada and it’s showing some concerning trends. Accidental COVID data analyst and financial investor Kelly Brown has been a leader in analyzing official Government COVID data for the better part of two years. He began sounding the alarm bells on the post-vaccination myocarditis risk in young males and has continued this unpaid work ever since. After discovering loopholes in the government messaging and clear indications of harm using Governments’ own data, Kelly now finds himself doing deep dives into other statistical analyses. Using data published by Canada’s national statistics office, Statistics Canada, Kelly has dissected all-cause mortality and excess mortality. He notes that Alberta (AB) and British Columbia (BC) have the most robust data and it shows that the actual number of excess deaths exceeds the predicable baseline by nearly double!


Referring to this as a “tsunami of death” as deaths in BC and AB exceed expected levels by nearly 70%. Using historical averages, Kelly can only explain approximately 30-50% of these deaths by drug overdose. After a rapid acceleration in July 2021, the 0-44 age group saw a catastrophic 25% weekly excess death rate for approximately three months that “cannot be explained by suicides, overdoses, cancers, etc.” When referring to this chart that overlays daily doses (either 1st or 2nd) with excess mortality, Kelly asserts that it not up to us to investigate this looming safety signal, “there’s something at play here that Public Health needs to investigate. This is a real public health emergency. In certain areas of the country almost twice as many people are dying than what we would expect in those young ages and it’s not COVID.”

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These studies come far too late.

Covid Vaccines Increase Risk of Severe Heart Inflammation Up to 120-Fold (DS)

Covid vaccination increases the risk of severe heart inflammation up to 120-fold, a major study from Scandinavia published in the Journal of the American Medical Association (JAMA) has found. The study looked at over 23 million patient records covering the over-12s populations of Denmark, Finland, Norway and Sweden from the start of the vaccine rollout in December 2020 to October 5th 2021. For young males aged 16-24 years within 28 days of a second dose the study found severe myocarditis (requiring inpatient hospital admission) around five times more common after Pfizer and 14 times more common after Moderna.


This corresponded to six events per 100,000 people after Pfizer and 18 events per 100,000 after Moderna. A second dose of Moderna given after a first dose of Pfizer came with even higher risk: a 36-fold increased risk, corresponding to 27 events per 100,000 people. The Moderna vaccine has three times the dose of mRNA of the Pfizer vaccine, which the authors suggest lies behind the increased risk. One oddity is that the study can’t seem to decide how many severe myocarditis events there actually were in total. In Table 2 below, in the left hand column, it indicates there were 85 + 34 + 53 = 172 events following a second dose.

In the text, however, it says: “During the 28-day risk period, we observed 105 myocarditis cases following administration of the first dose of BNT162b2 [Pfizer] and 115 myocarditis cases following the second dose. We also observed 15 myocarditis cases following administration of the first dose of mRNA-1273 [Moderna] and 60 myocarditis cases following the second dose.” That gives 115 + 60 = 175 events following the second dose. Yet lower down we get a third figure: “Of the 213 myocarditis cases in the 28-day risk window after a second dose of SARS-CoV-2 mRNA vaccination, 135 events occurred within the first week.” So how many cases of severe myocarditis were there within 28 days of a second mRNA vaccine dose – 172, 175 or 213?


Using the larger figure, the authors observe that with 135 of 213 occurring within the first week – more than half – the risk in that week is greatly elevated. Among males aged 16 to 24 years, the risk was around 13-fold greater during the week after a second dose of Pfizer and 38-fold greater after a second dose of Moderna. For a second dose of Moderna where the first dose was Pfizer the risk was 120-fold greater.

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    René Magritte The conquerer 1926   • Top US Officials To Meet Zelensky On First Wartime Visit To Kyiv (F24) • A West-mandated Russian “Default”:
    [See the full post at: Debt Rattle April 24 2022]

    #106698
    Armenio Pereira
    Participant

    (against Mr. fixit; deleveraging the positive self)
    (To whom it may concern)

    The tragedy of mankind is that even highly intelligent people like yourself can’t seem to understand the Basic Universal Principle: there’s no positive(good;pleasure) without negative(evil;pain).
    I’m quite convinced you can easily accept that the atom is formed by both positive and negative particles (among other), and you can also readily entertain the prospect that messing around with the bond between them is not usually a neatly sound idea.
    Nevertheless, you wake up every single day with the fierce determination to separate your negative self from your positive self.
    How do you cope with that?
    By projecting the negative onto the other, then proceeding to destroy the other and voilà: negative’s gone. Next, with the negative irreparably enmeshed within the self, you will keep on projecting, and off you go, into the never-ending quest for the negative other.

    (‘I get “all” the “main” things “right”. Why can’t everybody trip like I do? Why can’t you be like me?’)
    (Tip of the hat to Richard Patrick, Ken Jordan and Scott Kirkland)

    And then there are some, even clever than you are, who deftly use this generalized blindness (meaning, they are using you) to serve their own knavish intents.

    All in all, it’s not a big deal: we all live in The Unavoidable; some will be willing and sometimes, able to slow down The Dualistic Engine, some can only crank it up.
    There’s no universal peace of mind; only
    The Everlasting Dissatisfaction.

    (I got it “wrong”, of course; otherwise, how could you have it “right”?)

    Can you answer the following:
    What are we building civilization (culture, knowledge, technology, science) for?

    Do you have an answer? And if you do, what place does it have for “free will”?

    I can answer it for you:
    We build civilization for the greater comfort of the flesh. There you have it: body over mind – that’s “free will” for you.

    Civilization: the triumph of the Flesh.

    (This is not against or for civilization, just a simple reminder to not bother to chastise everyone else with any “good & evil” puffery, “priestly” flackery.)

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    V. Arnold
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    René Magritte The conquerer 1926

    Wonderful Magritte; me thinks there’s (obviously) a connection between the tree roots in the background and this wooden figure in our face………..
    I just can’t devine exactly what that is……..

    #106700
    Veracious Poet
    Participant

    Living art, created by the greatest artist…

    #106702
    those darned kids
    Participant

    the rebel news link has an extra “s” at the end.

    i loaded a 404, and thought, oh know, the prime miniature has taken them out.

    thankfully not yet.. just drop the extra “s” from “mortalitys” and the page loads.

    https://www.rebelnews.com/disquieting_death_toll_dissecting_canadas_all_cause_mortality

    #106703
    oxymoron
    Participant

    Armenio. I appreciate what you offered. The final comment re civilisation is accurate. The offering of this world is for the body. The other offering is that of a class room where we can learn to find we need nothing in it. We have what we need in us.

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    Kassandra
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    I work at a University and have since 2017, 2 different ones. One a “top” university with 35k students in a well known urban area, now a mid-level university of 10k students in a small town in a red state. Both state land-grant universities founded in the late 1800s.

    At both, starting before covd, but radically accelerating since the lock downs and insanity, the students were and are losing their minds. I ran into a grad student yesterday at the park and she said that half her undergrad class is failing. This is being echoed by faculty and admin all over campus. At the faculty senate meetings the faculty are going crazy too. Many are just quitting, unable to cope.

    What’s going on? Nobody is talking about it. Besides the little bit of chatter about “mass psychosis” where are the conversations about the fact that half of the kids are losing their minds?

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    Figmund Sreud
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    The word’s famous bankster, “chief architect of the finance industry’s biggest climate coalition” chimes!

    Speaking from Washington, Carney said one of the next goals is to expand GFANZ [Glasgow Financial Alliance for Net Zero] membership, which currently includes giants such as BlackRock Inc., JPMorgan Chase & Co. and HSBC Holdings Plc. He said the $130 trillion alliance hasn’t given up on Asia, where Chinese banks are the world’s biggest contributors to coal finance. And GFANZ is now developing a framework to help signatories cope with stranded assets, to track how much firms are doing to move to a low-carbon world, and to measure the level of global warming implied by investor portfolios.

    Mark Carney Questions the Critics of Bankers’ Climate Record
    https://www.bnnbloomberg.ca/mark-carney-questions-the-critics-of-bankers-climate-record-1.1756235

    … in banksters we place our trust.

    F.S.

    #106706
    Oroboros
    Participant

    Empire of Big Lies Wrap Up

    Number One:

    The Empire of Big Lies economy is a giant Ponzi Scheme.

    The US economy is as hollow a cheap chocolate Easter Bunny.

    Printing “money” never “creates” actually “wealth”.

    Inflation in the Empire of Big Lies does not include gas and food.

    What an outrageous lie for the budget of most working people.

    Not to mention housing and rental prices, truly insane unaffordable valuations.

    And adding insult to injury, commercial real estate space is cratering due to ‘work from home’ for the Zoom Smart Set so business gets to shift the cost of square foot ’office space’ to the individual household and pocket the savings.

    How many people do you know who had to carve out a section of their house to make a home office?

    According to Shadowstats.com, which is a site that tracks things like the real inflation numbers and the real unemployment rate, inflation hit 17.1% in March 2022

    Lordy, lordy.

    Did your salary and income go up 17.5%?

    Well, at this rate just about everyone will be screwed, blued and tattooed by years end, don’t ya think?

    Number Two:

    The Empire of Big Lies lies about Vax Deaths and is getting any with it.

    The Sheeple don’t notice or care if their friends, neighbors and family members die from ‘vaccine’ side effects that the drug pushers of Big Pharma have pulled off.

    Do you see an serious investigations or successful court cases about vaccine fraud?

    Oh, I can’t hear you, what was that?

    Aside from a fringe element like TAE, it’s nothing but crickets.

    So sad, :>(

    Just a bit sound and fury signifying Nothing.

    And The Empire of Big Lies has let their children be murdered on a mass medical scale but be extra sure the kids attend the Transgender Rainbow Transvestite Grooming reading hour or you’re a nazi racist.

    Number Three

    The Empire of Big Lies loves it’s Military Industry Mafia to pieces.

    Love, love, love……Big Wet Kiss {} smoochsmoochsmooch!

    They make horseshit weapons for ten times the cost of the Russian weapons, which actually work quite well thank you very much.

    NATO and their proxy nazis are being bitch slapped purple as we speak. Ouch

    Sending ‘weapons’, if you can even called what we’re sending weapons, are being immediately destroyed as they arrive in Ukraine.

    What, you don’t think the Russians have satellite photography that can tell what brand of cigarette a Ukronazi is smoking?

    Think again. The Russian satellite surveillance for the pass eight years has watched and mapped out to the last excruciating detail every Ukronazi move on the Ukraine terrain.

    Sending weapons to Ukraine at this point in history parallels the money laundering the Empire of Big Lies has been using the Ukraine for the last eight years.

    Have all the NATO Euro-rodent Lemmings send all their junk military crap to Ukraine to ‘empty’ the storage lockers so the Military Industrial Mafia gets new orders to replenish inventory.

    Hurrah, hurrah, new orders, High Fives!

    .

    “..America’s biggest liberal news outlets have avoided reporting on the latest Hunter Biden scandal, amid claims he inadvertently used his father’s credit card to accidentally overpay an escort $25,000….”

    the Empire of Big Lies is destined for Greatness!

    Russia just has all the resources and a sane competent leader

    #106707
    Figmund Sreud
    Participant

    Re: Rebel News, … BREAKING: Trudeau’s Censors Deny Rebel News a ‘Journalism Licence’

    F.S.

    #106708
    Sam Birch
    Participant

    Armenio Pereira you make good points.

    You are correct in that the Everlasting Dissatisfaction will continue (hence its name)  All Sacred Cows exist for the purpose of being exhalted by their worshippers. I merely play my role in defending them.

    People take their rightful place in the universe according to their role in the Cosmic Play. Some play a villain, some play a saint, others the hero, another the victim. We often play multiple roles. No offence is intended to those in real pain, who do not see this as “a game”.

    We are all wheels and cogs in the machine. I would also argue that the same pattern would play out regardless of civilisation or century.

    May peace be upon you as we continue to exist in the cosmos in the Eternal Dissatisfaction.

    “One of our greatest fears is to be ourselves, to accept ourselves as we are. You have to be honest, and not set up high standards, as this can be a form of arrogance. To be yourself is to be alone with what you are, looking at it and at your own reactions to yourself, free from beliefs and objectives. If you say ‘It is terrible to be like me. I cannot be like that’ you are attempting to escape what is. Reality is not something mysterious and inaccessible – it is what it is.”

    “When each one of us looks after ourselves the world will take care of itself; we do not need to change the world. The world will change if the world of individuals is changed, but without changing individuals there is no hope for change in the world. We try to change the world by building up new ideas; but that it not real change.

    So if we would like to have radical change we must look into ourselves, into all the conditions connected with us. In that way, we have to criticise ourselves and we have to be in constant revolt against ourselves. You may say you do not like to do that, but life is war and peace at the same time, and by being in revolt against oneself,  one knows where one is going. One is wrong, not because of conventions or traditions, not because of religious teachings, but because we do not see clearly. When there is such seeing you don’t make war against yourself, but you make peace with yourself. You have more peace when your see where you are wrong and why. Without seeing where you are wrong you can never come to the right. If you try hard to conform to the right action, to the right ideas, you have more and more resistance without seeing where you are wrong.

    Life is not so difficult, but it is not easy either. It is wonderful to have life and we have both the negative and positive things in living. We become rich because of going through, but we become very poor if we build a small room to live in, a small room protected by four walls. We may think we are free living in this small room and that the strong walls protect us. But someone else may say that we are living in a prison and ask how we think we are free. And they may say “Break the walls and come out and see how wonderful life is!”

    Dhiravamsa – The Middle Path of Life

    #106709
    Oroboros
    Participant

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    #106710
    zerosum
    Participant

    Disgusting hypocrisy of our leaders.
    Our leaders teach/promote the 10 commandments but they ignore the 10 commandments.
    Our leaders claim to be on the side of god.

    Minsk II: Two Words You’ll Never Hear on Mainstream News


    Minsk II: Two Words You’ll Never Hear on Mainstream News
    by Walt Zlotow Posted on April 23, 2022

    If the US and the EU had truly supported the Minsk Agreements, this war would not be happening now.
    ——-
    Our leaders lied. Africa realized that without the vaccination, they didn’t die,

    ———-
    half her undergrad class is failing.
    Think positive ….. When you die, your future leaders/your replacements are going to be lead by the majority
    ——-

    #106711
    John Day
    Participant

    @D Benton Smith, VP Gary and Dr. D from last night, and Armenio Pereira this morning.

    I model what we species go through as evolution, and not gradual, but in spurts of change, genetic bottlenecks, selection-events.
    Yes, this can also exist within universal mind. Chittamatra is the “mind only” school of Tibetan Buddhism.
    It’s not feasible, within our world, to prove the existence of material existence. It would appear the same modeled in universal-mind.
    Is there “intent” in universal-mind? Doe we have “free will” or merely the experience of “free will”?
    Are “good” and “evil” discernable, except by intention?
    If I intend to help others, then it is good-intent.
    If I intend to help my physical wealth, comforts and power, at the expense of others, or without regard to their needs/desires, then it is evil, right?
    Does God “use evil men to his purposes”? How might that look in an evolutionary context?
    If a species dies out it stops evolving.
    If predatory human elites keep the human herd thinned, then evolution can proceed.
    This does not need to be their intention.
    A predator kills the weaker members of a herd of deer, with a programming that may benefit the gene-pool of the herd of deer in the long term, but the predator does so for hunger.
    We would not model this as “good” or “evil”, as it is the evolutionary state of affairs.
    It is apparent that we humans are in a situation of rapid environmental change, which has seen our species numbers multiply by 10 – 20 times in a few centuries, because of mineral resources.
    We might presume that our numbers will fall rapidly as these resources decline rapidly.
    There has been much evidence of this going back to the 1950s, and Admiral Hyman Rickover of the nuclear navy taught Jimmy Carter just that as a young officer.
    The Bushes and Cheney’s of the world are no less informed, but decided to keep it to themselves and control the oil going into it.
    The implications for the predators-upon-humans is that they need to thin the herd 90%, gradually, while maintaining their power to control the herd as their life-support system
    That will require a LOT of cooperation from the herd. We may be seeing a lot of cooperation from the herd with this mass self-culling, refusing to see it for what it is, and complying with it.
    Does that selectively cull the herd members who believe and follow without analysis of the situation?
    That’s how it seems to me. Analytical skill, the ability and drive to act upon analysis, not herd-movement, and psychic-premonitions and guidance can all lead to selective survival in this selection-event.
    With these traits more in evidence, will our offspring be able to evolve beyond the predator-prey model, evolve into stewards of life on earth? Ever? Now, at this critical historical moment of opportunity (a century, perhaps)?
    What would the change of direction look like? We can see that there appear to have always been some humans who saw bad times coming, and gave good warnings.
    We, here, are of that general constitution…
    Action upon valid analysis is different from valid analysis with inaction. What are the reasons for inaction? We do have social settings, which differ from our cognitive settings. We may see what is correct action, but be inhibited from taking it by our social programs, inherited and trained.
    I foresee a big decrement in elite apex-predators, also. What will be the selection criteria among their numbers? They cannot really trust each other as a system breaks down, though they can sort of trust each other to maintain class-interests in a system that is declining in function.
    They don’t seem to be able to act together to reform an economic system for the better, except, maybe after a wartime capitulation, when there is selfish gain to also be had, and losses have already happened.
    I’m going out to do some mowing before breakfast, having already gardened…
    I’ll try to keep y’all up on how this is going. I am the oddball critter that I am.
    I hope I have good survival traits, but it remains speculative.
    My kids all got “the shot”, for instance…
    We shall see this play out. It’s accelerating downhill now.
    Is there life-after-death? Is there just a perceptual phase-change? Is their reincarnation?
    Is there work to do as we await answers?

    #106712

    Mark Carney Questions the Critics of Bankers’ Climate Record

    Ah, Carney!

    From 2016 Automatic Earth:

    Heal the Planet for Profit

    From 2019 Automatic Earth:

    Globalization Just Peaked

    #106713
    Noirette
    Participant

    Ukraine is winning this war .. the W – MSM – Gvmts. message.

    Multiple reasons,

    —-Wishful thinking, reassurance, sending out a positive message.

    Standard for upholding any tricky venture, just stick with it, and RIGHT will prevail. When the narrative collapses, one can soften the defeat in many ways, by lying about the outcome, spinning many aspects, etc. and playing the VALIANT sob-sob sorta failed yet righteous opposition role, which works when nobody at home is affected – the impacts are hidden.

    USA + Canada’s one main aim, Eurotrash following along, is for the war to continue, on and on, to the last Ukrainian, etc., to HARM Russia as much as possible.

    So, Ukraine has to be seen as winning, but needing help and support to maintain the upper hand and emerge TRIUMPHANT.

    This entails, for the moment, weapons of all kinds, tremendous piles of cash, and nice-soft attitudes to Ukr. whatever. (Blue-yellow media blitz, refugees, etc.)

    So the scammers, oligarchs, traders, MIC participants (in the EU, US. +), and on the ground vendors come into play, from countries all over the world (I hear that Isr. arms traders are in Kiev offering best price..) all of them make money and want the longest continuation possible.

    The W knows perfectly well that anything sent into Ukr. is either *gone* stolen, or *sold off* (via oligarchs), or is trickling down to biz. / gvmt / local potentates, the minions they then have to pay off, who then dole out small sums to ppl on the street.

    I am very ignorant about arms but I doubt very much that the piles of ‘arms’ sent by the W to Ukr. actually end up reaching the supposed destination and are used as they were intended to be by the Ukr. army.

    ? are … Escaping destruction by Russians -> in working order -> can move (fuel), be transported -> ammunition and service ok -> useful in the present context, are at the right place, etc. ?

    Ukr. will lose against the Russians, the outcome was never in any doubt.

    What the end-point re. territorial control = another topic. In a failed state blowing up in multiple-party proxy war, the qu. of winning/loosing is kinda moot. It often breaks up, e.g. Galicia could go to the Poles.

    The unwillingness of NATO-USA to engage or ‘join the war’ for Ukr. will be excused by ‘not part of NATO/EU’, ‘no escalation desired’, ‘did what we could’ (and maybe Zelensky is druggie, etc.) but the real reason is that the W cannot face Russia directly, that the MIC (EU_USA) to continue to profit massively and maintain influence and sales (ME +, ..) has to uphold its clout and tout the superiority of its products. Can’t be shown to sell shitty no-win crap.

    Another way the way failure to fight for Ukr. and win will be used in Europe is to convince ppl. that Russia is mega-evil and so sacrifices must be made “to defeat it” or “to help Ukrainians” etc., i.e. Europeans should think about getting really cold and hungry and having little babies die (incubators turn off when there are no electrics, no need for Saddam nasties..), stand up for morals and make sacrifices…

    #106714
    Figmund Sreud
    Participant

    John Mearsheimer responds to criticism of his Ukraine theory:

    “Peace is not at sight at all.”

    F.S.

    #106715
    Dr D Rich
    Participant

    @Kassandra

    Hear, hear!
    Or is it…Here, here!
    Perhaps this time is the right time to abandon legalisms and managerialisms for your expression of medical logic and a U-turn back to the scientific method.
    As you adduced, “something is wrong” with the students at the universities. Without keen powers of observation and equally potent diagnostic acumen similsr to yours, Kassandra, there are no Fauci’s, no Walenskies, no medicines, no mRNA technologies or interventions to justify the effort, time and cost to combat a disease or threat that even the best diagnostician cannot recognize.

    Even on the pages of this blog, two facts were recognized long before the mainstream in one case (shared psychosis) and Kirsch/The Acturials (more ppl were dying and dying from something other than enhanced COVID-19 counting could account for). Yet, genuinely learned minds on this blog shied away from acknowledging the ugliness beneath the thinly veneered masks of my nation’s leaders.
    The Mask of Sanity

    It’s not too late except Medicine writ large is overrun by Nurses obsessed with being managers, pharmacists obsessed with being pseudo-MDs and Doctors focused on playing well in the sandbox in legitimate fear of losing their sumptuously appointed C-suite offices, well, to Nurses, Pharmacists, Administrators, Nursing assistants and Navy corpsmen.

    #106716
    Dora
    Participant

    What is happening in China? Long thread.

    #106717
    Dr. D
    Participant

    “they just parrot whatever -extravagant- claims Zelensky et al make. Lazy? You bet. Journalism? Hell, no.”

    Except there are some journalists there and they are assiduously ignored. Or picked up to be (nearly) shot.

    “a missile strike on the southern city of Odessa that Ukraine said killed eight people,”

    A war killed eight people? Stop the presses! When did this start? We killed more than eight people in one helicopter on one day alone…that’s the leak they’re locking up Assange about. As Cait Johnstone says, it’s really, truly amazing, breathtaking, that a country can tut-tut about war crimes, when they are the top purveyor of war crimes and civilian deaths 20 years in a row. Then at the same time, imprison, arrest, and extradite anyone who reports on their war crimes. Side-by-side articles in the same paper.

    Poof. No one notices, no wheels turn. 24/7/365 minutes of hate. Eight people? Really? More people than that are killed in Chicago every weekend, with a 90% no-catch rate. They’re all black, Biden is in charge of it, and no one cares.

    Fix your own house, sir.

    ““I think that whoever started this war will be able to end it,” Zelensky said, adding he was “not afraid” to meet the Russian leader, … Kyiv would abandon talks with Moscow if its troops in Mariupol were killed.”

    So if Russia just completely surrenders, and btw gives them back Crimea, which the Crimeans don’t want to happen, then there can be peace. Ze, who is losing/has lost, just tells Putin “Submit or die”. “Obey me now, or else!” Just when you think you can’t be shocked by #OppositeLand.

    “There is no justice and no logic in this order,” Indeed.

    “And the West does not beat around the bush regarding this official policy” of forcing Russian defaults that don’t exist and stealing all of every other nation’s stuff. No, and it’s amazing to watch. What do you think the other nations will do? Sit around and let us?

    “The biological weapons programs in the USSR were completely phased out in 1972.”

    “..the Russian Federation completely destroyed its chemical arsenal on September 27, 2017, which is confirmed by an OPCW certificate..”

    I wouldn’t believe either one of these statements, but it wasn’t Russian anthrax that was mailed to the halls of Congress, nor Russian chemical weapons used against the Kurds in Iraq by Rumsfeld’s best friend.

    There IS a nation that has openly and provably used Nuclear, Chemical, and Biological weapons, used them regularly, and is using all banned weapons such as white phosphorus and cluster muntions/mines as well as open starvation campaigns specifically on civilians today. That nation is not Russia. But that nation does have an embarrassing seat on the UN Security and Ethics Councils

    Minsk II: Two Words You’ll Never Hear on Mainstream News (Antiwar)”

    I’ve been thinking about the de-nazification and annihilation of the CIA-’created’ Azovs. There aren’t enough crazies and retards in any nation to make 60,000 battalion, etc, although sure, you just make every Sergeant and Captain a Nazi as they have, and shoot whoever doesn’t go along as an example.

    But this is 2022. You think mind control was good under Bernays or Bernays-worshiping Hitler? That’s 100 years ago, having only radio. You think brainwashing was good in 1979, where two different assassins like Sirhan or Chapman seemed likely from it? Imagine what they have today after generations of such research in labs in MO and Montreal. We can be pretty sure they were “Handing out cookies” in Kiev and often comment on it only because they were filled with amphetamines, but what else? Inhibition-reducers?

    We know planeloads of such similar drugs were leaving Saudi for Syria to fuel the ISIS forces. But is that all? Like I said, that could be done in 1970 (and was, they issued such drugs in WWII) and this is 2022. How about the rumored gene therapy for ISIS that reduces morality, restraint, and conscience as we saw in Syria? Where you eat raw human hearts? What world leader commented casually on TV about that? Oman or something? How about mitochondria-enhancers that make you stronger and sleepless? Who cares if it shortens their lives, this is Super-soldier experiments and they’re cannon fodder anyway and their purpose is to die as Kissinger says.

    But none of this is being done to/by Azov? They’re straight-shooters, them, and would never break the rules, wot.

    If you’re Russia, how reversible is that medical alteration? You’d like to put them in the Russian army, or the post-war Ukrainian army, but can you? I don’t think anybody knows, and we’re certainly not going to gas the compound with the brainwashing antidote, like in some action movie (most recently seen in “Black Widow”).

    Try to keep up. Jet engines were invented in the ‘30s. The official tech we pretend to use now is from – oh golly, AK-74s are from the 90s, but the technology is essentially the 1860s. Our best jets are from 1979. I mean, really people? You think nothing has been invented since then and this seems normal to you?

    Supposing this is true, AND that criminal billionaires took some church-basement loonies and armed them just like Bosch, IBM, and Thyssen-Krupp did in 1930. Except this time with 2020 technology. What do you think Russia should do BEFORE the loonies get control of the national army and look east as they were directed and promised? Just as funny-man promised in Mein Kampf? You do you.

    “No extension of NATO”, and it’s so obvious two pothead comedians, high on camera with Jimmy Dore can figure out that it’s not “Well we never signed that assurance into a treaty, so tough tooties” but “So all the words of the whole Western world now mean nothing and nobody has a problem with that?”

    Yeah, two high tokers, the left version of NASCAR boys can figure that out, but NYTimes and all of Congress can’t. …Speaking of, they ALSO debunked Syrian gas from his garage in Pasadena on the weekend, NY Times couldn’t figure it out for two years and all their computer models. Hmmm, however could that possibly be? And how did I do it too, half asleep while working a day job? Is it because it was no incredibly obvious?

    “Italy is officially becoming the first country to start rationing energy after cutting their supply of Russian gas and oil.”

    “EU confirming all 27 member states will have to implement the Covid green pass by July 1st.”

    Just a big-ol’ coincidence. Also that their power will collapse if they don’t get both of these – oh and btw kill you and Nonna – right away. Yachts and Private jets are still tax-free.

    “Rationing energy to fight Putin is just like digging for victory”

    Except it remains illegal to “Dig for Victory” and grow a garden. You can do anything so long as it doesn’t create food security for you and yours. Don’t google “Arrested for replacing lawn with garden” because you can read 24/7/365 and never reach the end. Anything but food for the people. ANYTHING. Hey, let’s shut off that gas pipeline for fertilizer and drying, let’s blow up the fertilizer plant and not replace it, let’s shut off all trucking to Canada just to be sure no potash can get in. …But please turn off the power, so Nonna dies of heat (last year in Europe) and cold (as so often weakens and wears them down). We got a pension and medicare ledger to balance over here! Chop chop you coolies! Gramma ain’t gonna kill herself you know! …We’ve tried.

    The Drive to Vaccinate the World Against Covid Is Losing Steam (NYT) “

    All the vaccinated nations are clearly and outrageously the worst. Medically catastrophic. All the nations that ignored it are the best. They can’t even vaccinate Missouri. Only NYTimes reporters are that uncurious and that dumb. And passing out on TV and on stage.

    “vaccine passports, quarantine camps, forced vaccination and lockdowns”

    Funny how all of these are Social Credit Scores and rationing in service of the Party. In fact – huh! – ALL solutions to ALL problems, meanness, racism, global warming, ALL somehow have the same solution: give more money and power to the rich. Trust us.

    “We only have 14 months” …Before the economy collapses, and our control system fails. …Unless you print a trillion more money and give it to the rich so they can increase their CCP social control control structure and rationing.

    Behold! A Pale Horse! Chloros, the Green Monster that kills as many as Plague and Famine…or causes them, that’s why they ride together.

    But srsly, was she not right? If her/their system collapses wouldn’t it kill a lot of people? And be a world-wide urgent inter/national security issue? Everyone thinks they’re the good guys. They’re the hero of their story. AOC may be trying to save lives. By locking them all in prison where they’re all perfectly safe. And do what they’re told. By her. While she defies direct orders from a judge and cries on camera someone was mean to her on the Internets.

    Armenio, you’re misunderstanding “good”. “Evil” is not the opposite of good, Satan is in no way equal (but opposite) to God. “Good” is as the Tao, a unity of flow without conflict. A chorus singing in tune. “Evil” is merely separation from Unity, it’s an illusion that we are NOT all one, united in love. As Satan wished to separate himself from God, a false expression of ego.

    I know colloquially, as people are fatally sloppy thinkers, we say this. But that’s not the actual definition. Here in the materium, as it were, we have the nameless Void giving birth to the One, which births the duality, which gives rise to the ten-thousand manifestations, but Yin and Yang, Light and Dark, are indeed opposites. But neither is evil. Like tools, they exist. That is all.

    So what is to “Fight my shadow self” and expel my sin and evil? Easy: to see Reality, the Truth, #Logos, that is, that we are not separate beings but all-one within God. And it’s very easy to see that misunderstanding among the “good”, “bad” and “religious”, particularly and especially the religion of atheistic science.

    The reason this is important is that moral relativism is most of the evil that goes on on earth, as Alister Crowley, simply that the devil is equivalent to God, good is equivalent to evil, both are necessary halves, so why bother which one you serve? Serve the more convenient one that gives you more hookers and blow, why not? But they’re not equal, there is delusion and clarity, that is all. Why would I serve delusion? “We create our own reality now…” Obviously that is not going to work out well in Iraq. Or at home. Or with my kids. Or my Tax Audit.

    Clarity, that is “Enlightenment”, seeing all-one, is indeed that “Universal peace of mind” and many have achieved it. So many you can go talk to some of them and they can tell you. They don’t have this “eternal dissatisfaction.” Nor do people returning from NDEs. They think the world is great.

    What are we building civilization for? Meh, it’s part of the “Implicate Order” that is, human-type beings, or humanoids, by their internal nature express their life force in that direction. No one knows why, or why beavers build dams or eagles fly: it’s what they do. In addition, we cannot survive in isolation any more than beavers can graze on the open prairie or eagles can walk, so we HAVE to commune in societies or die.

    This is not necessarily for the flesh at all as many societies have other goals. If Natives wanted easier flesh, they’d have cut down all the trees and burned them. That was not a priority to them, although it was for the Romans, of which we are the legacy. You can also have other goals, but if not the flesh, it must be the spirit, of things more intangible it appears you are not deep into. Or not into yet.

    WE are a grovelling, materialistic, atheistic, nihilistic culture, and therefore, seeing only ourselves and no consequences, kill everyone we find and take their things if it’s convenient for us. Most societies over all time have NOT done that. We’re the weirdos and outliers here. Don’t take the world’s weirdest, most unsustainable culture, the crescendo of all separation and evil as the human norm. We’re not, we don’t have to be, and I’m not either.

    #106718
    Noirette
    Participant
    #106719
    Figmund Sreud
    Participant

    Ah, Carney! – RIM
    ________________

    Yes. The twerp – from Canada’s Northwest Territories, out of all the places! – incredulous still at his own phenomenal, world-wide career! Hence his frequent prattles in front of the elite crowd, …

    F.S.

    #106720
    John Day
    Participant

    @Dr. D: Noted and appreciated.
    You are more forthcoming with your worldview, Brother.

    (Have you read the Dr. Bonner’s All-One soap labels?)

    #106721
    Dora
    Participant

    Carney? What if the pandemic responses – the vax, lockdowns, WHO plans, and the Climate Crisis green stuff, is in fact about the international economic system and the central banks’ financial frauds since at least the Great Financial Crisis? What if that’s what all this is all about? Whitney Webb has some good podcasts on this question. Her arguments are coherent. In a recent podcast where Carney was mentioned as the UN’s special climate crisis guy Webb laughed out loud and said something like, ‘oh, Mark Carney, right.’ She thinks the WEF is only a collection of middle managers less powerful than they claim; the BIS is the real power behind the unfolding one-world plans.

    #106722
    Dora
    Participant

    Here’s a long – 1hr, 40 minute Webb podcast (no paywall) with John Titus:

    Sanctions & the End of a Financial Era with John Titus

    https://rokfin.com/post/82706/Sanctions–the-End-of-a-Financial-Era-with-John-Titus

    #106723
    Susan C
    Participant

    Good morning Raul and all.

    Several days ago I asked if anyone other than me was having difficulty accessing the Strategic Culture website. When I mentioned that I live in BC, Canada Figmund Sreud said he does too and also hasn’t been able to link to SC. I continue to have no access to the site on either Google or DuckDuckGo, nor can I find any information about what might be going on no matter what search words I use.

    I’d appreciate hearing about it if anyone has any information.

    #106724
    Figmund Sreud
    Participant

    Carney? – Dora
    ___________________

    That Carny, as successful as he is, … failed in his personal quest twice. Yes, he was once pencilled in to be Canada’s next Prime Minister, … but was unceremoniously punted out by Liberal elites and T2 [Justin Trudeau] was anointed instead. Poor sob, … off to climate crisis stuff for a bit, …wait out T2’s term, …

    … than, Bang! Bombshell, … Canada’s Liberal elites pencil in now Canada’s non-financial Finance Minister, Chrystia Freeland – the one that is now sending four (4) pieces of field artillery (M777 155mm howitzers*) to Ukraine – as a replacement for T2. Did I say, poor sob?

    … fwiw,

    F.S.

    *) https://i.cbc.ca/1.6427859.1650650287!/fileImage/httpImage/image.jpg_gen/derivatives/16x9_780/afghan-cda-20070422.jpg

    #106725
    Archie
    Participant

    @ Susan C

    The Strategic Culture website is operating normally for me today. I just finished reading an editorial and a new Pepe Escobar article an hour or so ago, 1pm EDT.

    #106726

    Water water everywhere but all of it polluted.
    There’s nothing to be done with it- it cannot be diluted
    ‘Cause water- water’s everywhere, but all of it’s polluted.

    (I’ve already forgotten whose blog I saw for the above- an eye-opener about China).

    The ballots are already printed.
    The winners are predestined, too.
    A spoiler can’t win it-
    No entries last minute-
    And that’s how they do what they do.

    The squirrel hides when the hawk flies overhead, but when the hawk is out of sight, it is out of the squirrel’s mind.
    The human who is being targeted can obsess about it endlessly.

    #106727
    Susmarie108
    Participant

    Compelling and thoughtful discussion around existence (includes late comments from yesterday).

    The students Kassandra is describing appear to have hit the wall, no longer able to justify/rectify the differences between what they see/experience in daily (real) life vs. what they are being told/what the power structure has built for them. Giving up, failing is a start and not the solution. Next they will likely point fingers and blame someone else “out there”. When that doesn’t provide relief, they may arrive at the point (“the crescendo of all separation”) where they ask – what’s the f-ing point? Am assuming that the mostly-woke TPTB infrastructure surrounding them will be of zero help as they are suffering the same fate – overwhelming illusion/delusion.

    At some point, they will become aware of their ROLE in the process of living; and come to SEE and to UNDERSTAND that they have the POWER to implement, to create change – in their name. The shift, the move towards doing inner work and looking within for answers becomes the task at hand.

    I sometimes get lost in Dharma talks like the good one referenced above from Dhiravamsa – The Middle Path of Life – due to misunderstanding the meaning of certain words. I respectfully made a few insertions using [ ].

    “So if we would like to have radical change we must look into ourselves, into all the conditions connected with us. In that way, we have to criticise [be objective, be truthful with] ourselves and we have to be in constant revolt against ourselves [constantly holding ourselves accountable]. You may say you do not like to do that, but life is war and peace at the same time, and by being in revolt against oneself [constantly holding ourselves accountable], one knows where one is going. One is wrong [in illusion/delusion] , not because of conventions or traditions, not because of religious teachings, but because we do not see clearly. When there is such seeing [clarity] you don’t make war against yourself, but you make peace with yourself. You have more peace when your see where you are wrong [see where your illusions/delusions are hiding] and why. Without seeing where you are wrong [seeing your illusions/delusions] you can never come to the right [truth].”

    Excellent clarity from Dr D: “Here in the materium, as it were, we have the nameless Void giving birth to the One, which births the duality, which gives rise to the ten-thousand manifestations, but Yin and Yang, Light and Dark, are indeed opposites. But neither is evil. Like tools, they exist. That is all. ”

    And this GEM from DBS (who is surfing within) from late yesterday: “I will tell you what I found. The world (meaning the Universe itself) does not merely contain the phenomenon of consciousness of awareness. It literally IS awareness, and the consequence of that most fundamental of all truths is manifested in such extremely dependable patterns that to call the patterns “laws” would not be far from the mark”.

    Exciting. LOVE to All.

    #106728
    cloudhidden
    Participant

    @ Susan C
    https://www.strategic-culture.org/
    Working for me from same province.
    Using VPN

    #106729
    Figmund Sreud
    Participant

    The Strategic Culture website is operating normally for me today. – Archie
    ____________

    Ditto, …

    F.S.

    #106730
    Figmund Sreud
    Participant

    ‘Popcorn stuff’ from Escobar: The Moskva Riddle

    One thing is certain. If the Russian Ministry of Defense finds out that NATO did it, they will let loose all the dogs from Hell on NATO, as in “asymmetrical, lethal and fast”.

    https://www.strategic-culture.org/news/2022/04/23/the-moskva-riddle/

    F.S.

    #106731
    upstateNYer
    Participant

    @Kassandra: interesting, and I’m hearing similar concerns in my industry (write grants for nonprofits). For example, recent nonprofit client that provides well-recognized, high quality youth theatre education programs for ages 5 -18 (separated into 3 groups by age). Said the kids have come back from lockdown, etc., and are basically unmanageable. Bouncing off the walls, very short attention spans, communication skills have deteriorated. They’re trying to figure out how to deal with it – they’re thinking it will be slow going to bring the kids back to where they would have been prior.

    #106732
    Armenio Pereira
    Participant

    Restlessness, a creator’s tools of the trade; God is the Supreme Creator: His restlessness is Eternal.
    Flowers and thorns: some praise the flower, some whine about the thorn, some accept the whole of Creation.
    God’s will trumps free will. Radical Acceptance knows no anxiety.

    Thank you all for the comments and kind words.

    #106733
    upstateNYer
    Participant

    @Dr D: “And the West does not beat around the bush regarding this official policy” of forcing Russian defaults that don’t exist and stealing all of every other nation’s stuff. No, and it’s amazing to watch. What do you think the other nations will do? Sit around and let us?”

    Ha ha ha ha ha … roflol. Sure, that’s what every other nation is doing. Watching the theft and thinking, no problem, nothing to see here, won’t ever impact me. (NOT). West civ went from shooting itself in the foot, to shooting itself in the head. Amazing to see in real time.

    You nailed it today: ““Evil” is not the opposite of good, Satan is in no way equal (but opposite) to God. “Good” is as the Tao, a unity of flow without conflict. A chorus singing in tune. “Evil” is merely separation from Unity, it’s an illusion that we are NOT all one, united in love. As Satan wished to separate himself from God, a false expression of ego.”

    I’ll be saving that gem. I don’t think I’ve seen it described so succinctly. Hats off. Not sure who you are, but your thinking skills are quite exceptional.

    #106734
    Susan C
    Participant

    @ Cloudhidden #106728
    @ Figmund Sreud #106729

    It appears to me that Strategic Culture may have been banned by my local cable carrier (Shaw). Thanks for letting me know you can access the site over VPN. That’s something I’ll have to consider. The Saker and The Cradle are places where I can continue to read Escobar’s articles.

    #106735
    Susmarie108
    Participant

    The René Magritte The Conquerer 1926: gives new meaning to the term “empty suits”. Agree with V.Arnold on a connection between the wood plank with black root tattoo and eerie green tree. It’s the blood red sky that has me worried….


    @Oroboros
    : oh those nasty photos (Hunter Biden). How do they find you? And the Lucky Strike ad aimed at women consumers is purely evil in so many ways. Yes, do “avoid that future shadow” Missey! Guess advertising hasn’t changed much in intention – it’s the new delivery systems that have taken us to extreme levels of TOASTINESS!! Curious, what percentage of the population were smoking in 1950 and what percentage were women?

    @mpsknow: “The squirrel hides when the hawk flies overhead, but when the hawk is out of sight, it is out of the squirrel’s mind.The human who is being targeted can obsess about it endlessly.” May the pondering begin. Now enabling my hawk eye to throw the unnecessary acorns out of my mind.

    @Sam Birch: appreciated the excerpt from Dhiravamsa – The Middle Path of Life.

    #106736
    willem
    Participant

    @Susan C: I cannot connect to Strategic Culture either, even though I use a VPN. (I am in California, usually using one of the VPN service’s servers based here in-state.) The new articles are still coming up on my RSS feed, but when I click on one, all I get is a blank page and a lot of CPU activity. I tried selecting VPN servers in several other countries besides the US, but none of them worked. Sometimes I can get to sites like RT by using servers based in non-western countries, but it didn’t work this time.

    It could be my blockers–I have ad blockers and popup blockers, and use Private windows, and some websites don’t like that. I’m kind of a security freak that way. But a couple of weeks ago I was able to access Strategic Culture content just fine with exactly the same settings.

    #106737
    willem
    Participant

    @Susan C and others: Interesting. My difficulty connecting to Strategic Culture seems tied to Mozilla Firefox. When I swapped over to Brave browser, the site loaded normally. I wonder if Mozilla has gone ahead with their censorship campaign somehow…..(I know, another ‘conspiracy theory’!)

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