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US Announces New Military Aid To Ukraine After Blinken, Austin Visit (DW)
Putin Has ‘Lost Interest’ In Diplomacy (ZH)
NATO Provocation Looms in Ukraine (PK)
Where Will Azov Regroup? (George Webb)
Russia Investigates Media Report on British SAS Special Forces in Ukraine (R.)
EU Says Pay for Russian Gas in Euros to Avoid Breaching Sanctions (R.)
EU’s Borrell: Not Enough Support For Total Embargo On Russian Oil, Gas (R.)
Innate Immune Suppression By SARS-CoV-2 mRNA Vaccinations (SD)
SARS-CoV-2 vAccination Can Elicit a CD8 T-cell Dominant Hepatitis (SD)
Trudeau Government Targets Grain Growers As Worst Emissions Offenders (TNC)
Ratcliffe: Still-classified Documents Will Blow Durham Inquiry Wide Open (WE)
Joe Biden Met With Hunter Biden Business Partner At The White House 19 Times (NYP)
Wikipedia Kills Entry for Hunter Biden’s Investment Company (Turley)
Are Democrats and Joe Biden Up To Their Old Election Tricks? (Devine)
Twitter Board ‘Seriously’ Starts Considering Musk’s Bid Offer (WG)

 

 

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Well, Austin was on the board of Raytheon until recently…

US Announces New Military Aid To Ukraine After Blinken, Austin Visit (DW)

US Secretary of State Antony Blinken said in a press conference following a meeting with Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelenskyy that Russia has been “failing” when it came to its war aims in Ukraine, while Kyiv is “succeeding.” “Russia has sought as its principal aim to totally subjugate to totally subjugate Ukraine,” Blinken said. “That has failed.” Blinken said that Russia’s military was underperforming and its economy was “in shambles” due to sanctions and a mass “exodus” from the country. “A sovereign, independent Ukraine will be around a lot longer than Vladimir Putin’s on the scene,” Blinken said, adding that US support for Ukraine will continue until Kyiv sees “final success.” Blinken said that Washington was committed to the return of American diplomats to Ukraine starting next week, and that US President Joe Biden intended to nominate a new ambassador to the country.

[..] The United States will provide Ukraine with $322 million in foreign military financing and has approved a $165 million sale of ammunition to the war-ravaged country. The announcement came after US Secretary of State Antony Blinken and Defense Secretary Lloyd Austin met Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelenskyy in Kyiv on Sunday. It was the highest-level visit by an American delegation since the start of the war. The US officials also pledged further assistance worth $713 million in foreign military financing for Ukraine and 15 allied and partner countries, with the $322 million earmarked specifically for Kyiv. The new money brings the total amount of US military assistance to Ukraine to $3.7 billion since the invasion, officials said. The two returned overland to Poland after their meeting. While Blinken was returning to Washington, Austin would head to Ramstein in Germany, for a meeting Tuesday of NATO defense ministers and other donor countries.

[..] The European Union is preparing “smart sanctions” against Russian oil imports, the UK newspaper The Times reported. Quoting the European Commission’s executive vice president, Valdis Dombrovskis, the paper reported that the precise details of the oil sanctions had not yet been agreed but could include a gradual phasing-out of Russian oil or imposing tariffs on imports beyond a certain price cap. “We are working on a sixth sanctions package, and one of the issues we are considering is some form of an oil embargo. When we are imposing sanctions, we need to do so in a way that maximizes pressure on Russia while minimizing collateral damage on ourselves,” Dombrovskis said.

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The FT article cited tells me nothing about Putin, but a lot about FT. Not sure Tyler should present it in this way.

Putin Has ‘Lost Interest’ In Diplomacy (ZH)

Vladimir Putin is no longer open to diplomacy to end the war in Ukraine, which suggests he’s focusing on a ‘land-grab’ strategy instead, according to the Financial Times, citing three people briefed on conversations with the Russian President. The Russian president was said to have been seriously considering a peace deal in the wake of several battlefield setbacks last month. Early peace talks faltered following a meeting in Istanbul in late March, after Ukrainian president Volodymyr Zelensky accused the Kremlin of committing war crimes against civilians in Mariupol and Bucha. According to Putin, peace efforts were at a “dead end,” and was particularly upset over the sinking of the Russian Black Sea flagship, Moskva, according to two of FT’s sources.

“There was hope for a deal. Putin was going back and forth. He needs to find a way to come out of this a winner,” said one source, who added that when the Moskva sank, “Putin was against signing anything. [ . . . ] after the Moskva he doesn’t look like a winner, because it was humiliating.” According to a relatively new narrative, Putin has a ‘distorted’ view of the war due to his own generals, and Russian television, painting a victorious picture – which has led the Russian president to insist that civilians were not targeted during the attacks. “Putin sincerely believes in the nonsense he hears on [Russian] television and he wants to win big,” said one source.

Intermediaries such as Turkey’s president Recep Tayyip Erdogan, European Council president Charles Michel and billionaire Chelsea FC owner Roman Abramovich have been trying to convince Putin to meet Zelensky in hope they can break the deadlock. Russian and Ukrainian negotiators have placed most other issues on the back burner while trying to thrash out a deal on guarantees for Kyiv’s security if it declares neutrality and abandons its drive to join Nato. But Putin told Michel in a call on Friday that the talks had run aground because Ukraine “put up a wall” and said it “was not the right time” to meet Zelensky, according to a person briefed on that conversation. -FT

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Expect it soon.

NATO Provocation Looms in Ukraine (PK)

Having lost to Moscow’s SMO — along with failed sanctions war — the empire of lies and NATO vassals intend to falsely accuse Russian forces of using chemical, biological and/or tactical nuclear weapons in Ukraine. On Saturday, Russian Foreign Ministry spokeswoman Maria Zakharova explained the diabolical plot, saying: “Information by the Russian Defense Ministry published today clearly proves” the following: Hegemon USA “in close coordination with (its subservient) NATO (vassals) moved on to a final stage of plotting provocations in Ukraine which should convince the global community that ‘Russia is using poisonous combat substances and biological agents,’ ” adding: Initial plans to make Russia’s economy scream “didn’t work out.”

“Now (the empire of lies) is moving on to involving weapons of mass destruction (WMD)…” “If this happens, there will be uncountable victims.” “And each one of them (will be) on the conscience of (Biden regime) strategists in the White House, the State Department…the Pentagon, (the CIA), and on the conscience, if there is anything left of it, of their puppets in Kiev.” Russia’s Ministry of Defense (MOD) explained the diabolical plot as follows, saying: The empire of lies prepared 3 scenarios: Most probable Scenario No. One: A false flag — what Merriam-Webster calls a “deliberate gross distortion of the truth used especially as a propaganda tactic.” Their use has been a US tradition since at least the mid-19th century. 9/11 was the mother of all US false flags to that time — until all things flu/covid way surpassed its pure evil intent with mass extermination in mind worldwide.

Scenario Two: “(C)overt use of weapons of mass destruction (WMDs) in small volumes.” Least probable Scenario Three: “(O)vert use of (WMDs in) a combat area” with intent to produce mass combatant and civilian casualties. Developed, locked and loaded, Russia’s MOD has clear evidence of the plot, what could happen at any time anywhere in Ukraine where Russia’s SMO is ongoing. Zakharova also explained “shocking details of illegal cooperation between the US and (Kiev) in the field of creating bacteriological weapons” — what’s “been revealed to the world,” adding: “And (knowing the) inevitability detect(ing) their criminal activities,” the empire of lies “began to prepare in advance” to counter indisputable facts when revealed.

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“The key question now will be will the Russians find evidence of bioagents in the weapons cache.”

Where Will Azov Regroup? (George Webb)

When armies are out of ammunition, they usually flee or surrender. When they have a monstrous amount of ammunition, and they still flee, that means things aren’t going well. If you recall, I said Igor Kolomoisky’s Kramatorsk steel plant was the most likely forward operating base for the ethnic cleansing of the Dombas in the last eight years of war. Recently, I was a guest on Canadian television Justice TV where I stated the strategic capture point would be the forward base at Kramatorsk. I turned out to be exactly correct a week ago when the fight did indeed pivot to Kramtorsk. The gigantic ammunition depot was recently captured by the Russians near Kramatorsk soon after this strategic objective was taken. With no place to hide, there is no way to resupply without giving away the ammo dump.

Apparently, the Russian have suspected Balakliya as a weapons depot for a long time, hitting the same location in 2017. The key question now will be will the Russians find evidence of bioagents in the weapons cache. Barbara Cloutier of DTRA and General Cloutier of NATO were suspected of storing bioagents in Azovstal, the Ukrainian Billionaire Ahkmetov’s steel plan to the south. So far, no evidence of bioagents at Balakliya, but we will keep you posted on the Russian findings. We believe there are bioagents secrets still to be revealed in Ukraine with the Cloutiers and NATO. One thing we know for sure, is that top Azov Battalion leaders have fled the country, and they are going somewhere to regroup.

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Is NATO getting involved directly?

Russia Investigates Media Report on British SAS Special Forces in Ukraine (R.)

Russia’s top state investigative body said on Saturday it was looking into a Russian media report alleging that sabotage experts from Britain’s SAS special forces have been deployed to western Ukraine. The Special Air Service is an elite military force trained to conduct special operations, surveillance and counter-terrorism. Russia’s RIA Novosti news agency on Saturday quoted a Russian security source as saying about 20 SAS members had been sent to the Lviv region. In a statement, the Investigative Committee said it would follow up the report that they had been sent in “to assist the Ukrainian special services in organizing sabotage on the territory of Ukraine.”


A spokesperson for the British Ministry of Defence said: “We do not comment on Special Forces.” Britain said it sent military trainers to Ukraine earlier this year to instruct local forces in using anti-tank weapons but the British government said on Feb. 17 – a week before Russia’s invasion – that it had pulled out all troops except those needed to protect its ambassador. It was not clear what steps the Investigative Committee planned to take in response to any SAS involvement in Ukraine. But the fact of the investigation into the possible presence of forces from a NATO country is significant, given that Russia has issued warnings to the West not to get in the way of its “special military operation” in Ukraine.

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From the top article: The European Union is preparing “smart sanctions” against Russian oil imports.

Is this the “smart” part of it?

EU Says Pay for Russian Gas in Euros to Avoid Breaching Sanctions (R.)

EU companies may be able to work around Russia’s demand to receive gas payments in roubles without breaching sanctions if they pay in euros or dollars which are then converted into the Russian currency, the European Commission said on Friday. The companies would also need to seek additional conditions on the transactions, such as a statement that they consider their contractual obligations complete once they have deposited the non-Russian currencies. Moscow has warned Europe it risks having gas supplies cut unless it pays in roubles. In March it issued a decree proposing that energy buyers open accounts at Gazprombank to make payments in euros or dollars, which would then be converted to roubles.

The Commission said companies should continue to pay the currency agreed in their contracts with Gazprom – 97% of which are in euros or dollars. “Companies with contracts stipulating payments in euros or dollars should not accede to Russian demands. This would be contrary to the sanctions in place,” a Commission spokesperson said. In an advisory document sent to member states on Thursday, the Commission said Russia’s proposal risked breaching EU sanctions since it would put the effective completion of the purchase – once the payments are converted to roubles – into the hands of the Russian authorities.

However, Moscow’s decree does not necessarily prevent a payment process that would comply with EU sanctions against Russia over the Ukraine conflict, the Commission said. Brussels said in the document that there were options that could allow companies to continue lawfully paying for gas. “EU companies can ask their Russian counterparts to fulfil their contractual obligations in the same manner as before the adoption of the decree, i.e. by depositing the due amount in euros or dollars,” the document said.

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“Russia is Europe’s biggest oil supplier, providing just over a quarter of EU oil imports in 2020..”

EU’s Borrell: Not Enough Support For Total Embargo On Russian Oil, Gas (R.)

There is insufficient support from European Union member states for a complete embargo or punitive tariff on Russian oil and gas imports, the EU’s top diplomat Josep Borrell was quoted as saying by German newspaper Die Welt on Monday. “At the moment, we in the EU do not have a unified position on this question,” Borrell told the newspaper. Oil exports are the Kremlin’s main source of foreign currency and many within the EU have called for an end to oil payments because they effectively finance the war in Ukraine, which Russia calls a “special military operation”. Some EU countries are pushing for a sixth sanctions package on Russia and Brussels is preparing a full impact assessment of an oil ban as part of possible further measures.


Russia is Europe’s biggest oil supplier, providing just over a quarter of EU oil imports in 2020, according to data from the bloc’s statistics office Eurostat. Borrell said the topic will be discussed at the next EU summit due at the end of next month and that he did not expect any decision on the matter before then. “A final proposal for an embargo on oil and gas is not yet on the table,” he said. The EU Commission will probably make proposals for a sixth package of sanctions to the member states this week, Die Welt said, without citing sources.

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“We believe a comprehensive risk/benefit assessment of the mRNA vaccines questions them as positive contributors to public health.”

Innate Immune Suppression By SARS-CoV-2 mRNA Vaccinations (SD)

Abstract: The mRNA SARS-CoV-2 vaccines were brought to market in response to the public health crises of Covid-19. The utilization of mRNA vaccines in the context of infectious disease has no precedent. The many alterations in the vaccine mRNA hide the mRNA from cellular defenses and promote a longer biological half-life and high production of spike protein. However, the immune response to the vaccine is very different from that to a SARS-CoV-2 infection. In this paper, we present evidence that vaccination induces a profound impairment in type I interferon signaling, which has diverse adverse consequences to human health.


Immune cells that have taken up the vaccine nanoparticles release into circulation large numbers of exosomes containing spike protein along with critical microRNAs that induce a signaling response in recipient cells at distant sites. We also identify potential profound disturbances in regulatory control of protein synthesis and cancer surveillance. These disturbances potentially have a causal link to neurodegenerative disease, myocarditis, immune thrombocytopenia, Bell’s palsy, liver disease, impaired adaptive immunity, impaired DNA damage response and tumorigenesis. We show evidence from the VAERS database supporting our hypothesis. We believe a comprehensive risk/benefit assessment of the mRNA vaccines questions them as positive contributors to public health.

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Lots of reports of hepatitis in children (and others).

SARS-CoV-2 vAccination Can Elicit a CD8 T-cell Dominant Hepatitis (SD)

Background & Aims: Autoimmune hepatitis episodes have been described following SARS-CoV-2 infection and vaccination but their pathophysiology remains unclear. Here, we report the case of a 52-year-old male, presenting with bimodal episodes of acute hepatitis, each occurring 2-3 weeks after BNT162b2 mRNA vaccination and sought to identify the underlying immune correlates. The patient received first oral budesonide, relapsed, but achieved remission under systemic steroids.

Methods: Imaging mass cytometry for spatial immune profiling was performed on liver biopsy tissue. Flow cytometry was performed to dissect CD8 T cell phenotypes and identify SARS-CoV-2-specific and EBV-specific T cells longitudinally. Vaccine-induced antibodies were determined by ELISA. Data was correlated with clinical labs.

Results: Analysis of the hepatic tissue revealed an immune infiltrate quantitatively dominated by activated cytotoxic CD8 T cells with panlobular distribution. An enrichment of CD4 T cells, B cells, plasma cells and myeloid cells was also observed compared to controls. The intrahepatic infiltrate showed enrichment for CD8 T cells with SARS-CoV-2-specificity compared to the peripheral blood. Notably, hepatitis severity correlated longitudinally with an activated cytotoxic phenotype of peripheral SARS-CoV-2-specific, but not EBV-specific CD8+ T cells or vaccine-induced immunoglobulins.

Conclusions: COVID19 vaccination can elicit a distinct T cell-dominant immune-mediated hepatitis with a unique pathomechanism associated with vaccination induced antigen-specific tissue-resident immunity requiring systemic immunosuppression.

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With world hunger predicted, impeccable timing.

Trudeau Government Targets Grain Growers As Worst Emissions Offenders (TNC)

A Trudeau government report is putting farmers next on the carbon emissions chopping block, using UN data that accuses Canadian grain growers of producing crops with the highest “emissions intensity” in the world. A new “discussion document” released by Agriculture and Agri-Food Canada titled “Reducing emissions arising from the application of fertilizer in Canada’s agriculture sector” singles out wheat, barley and other cereal producers for emission reductions. The report outlines a framework to meet Prime Minister Justin Trudeau’s 2020 climate plan target to reduce greenhouse gas emissions in the agriculture sector by 30% below 2020 levels within ten years.

“The fertilizer target’s objective is to contribute to lower GHG emissions from the agriculture sector, building on and leveraging public and private programs and initiatives,” Agriculture Canada writes. “The target applies to both direct (following fertilizer application) and indirect (from nitrogen leached from fields and volatilized to the atmosphere as ammonia) emissions from the application of fertilizer.” Agriculture Canada goes on to accuse cereal farmers of having “one of the highest levels of emissions intensity” among exporting countries. The claim refers to data gathered by the Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations (FAO) that puts Canada at the top of the list. “Available data show that Canadian cereal production likely has one of the highest levels of emissions intensity (amount of GHGs emitted per unit of product) amongst major exporting countries,” Agriculture Canada claims.

“Canada’s emission intensity for cereals in 2017 is higher than those reported for the United States, the European Union and (other regions).” Industry leaders including President of the Western Canadian Wheat Growers Gunter Jochum have disputed the federal government’s claim about the greenhouse gas output of farmers. In an interview with True North, Jochum questioned the validity of the data, saying there has yet to be any reliable measurement of emissions on fertilizer use by farmers in Canada. “I would like to know where they got their facts from,” said Jochum. “I believe those facts were entirely made up because in Canada we don’t even have a baseline as to what the true emissions are.”

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“Durham has obtained only a single guilty plea..”

Ratcliffe: Still-classified Documents Will Blow Durham Inquiry Wide Open (WE)

A great deal more Russiagate intelligence remains shrouded from public view and will stun the nation, according to former Director of National Intelligence John Ratcliffe. The Trump-era spy chief expounded upon his expectation that there will be many more indictments in special counsel John Durham’s criminal inquiry into the origins and conduct of the Russia investigation. “I expect there to be a lot more indictments to be forthcoming from John Durham besides the ones that have trickled out so far. And that’s based upon documents, some of which — many of which are not yet declassified,” Ratcliffe said during a recent episode of the Charlie Kirk Show.

Ratcliffe, a former Republican congressman from Texas who oversaw the nation’s 17 intelligence agencies in the latter part of the Trump administration, announced in October 2020 that he had handed over nearly 1,000 pages of materials to the Justice Department to assist Durham, who is revealing more secrets as he takes people to court. Durham has two active prosecutions, including a case against the main source for British ex-spy Christopher Steele’s anti-Trump dossier and a case against former Clinton campaign lawyer Michael Sussmann, whose trial is scheduled to begin next month. Durham has obtained only a single guilty plea, which came from former FBI lawyer Kevin Clinesmith, who admitted to altering an email about a Trump campaign aide under government surveillance.

“The coordinated effort here that took place in 2016 was wide and broad. I think it involved folks in the Clinton campaign, in the Democratic national party, elected officials, media officials, folks that coordinated — intelligence community officials, and on down the line,” Ratcliffe said. “I’m not saying that every single one of those folks have criminal liability or exposure. I’m just saying this was a very coordinated effort and the more and more the public finds out about the things that I’ve seen that remain classified, they’ll be more and more appalled by those efforts in 2016.”

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“I have never spoken to my son about his overseas business dealings..”

Joe Biden Met With Hunter Biden Business Partner At The White House 19 Times (NYP)

Hunter Biden’s closest business partner made at least 19 visits to the White House and other official locations between 2009 and 2015, including a sitdown with then-Vice President Joe Biden in the West Wing. Visitor logs from the White House of former President Barack Obama reviewed by The Post cast further doubt over Joe Biden’s claims that he knew nothing of his son’s dealings. Eric Schwerin met with Vice President Biden on November 17, 2010 in the West Wing, when he was the president of the since-dissolved investment fund Rosemont Seneca Partners. The logs also reveal that Schwerin met with various close aides of both Joe and Jill Biden at key moments in Hunter’s life when he was striking multi-million dollar deals in foreign countries, including China.


Yet President Biden has long insisted he had no involvement in his son’s foreign affairs. “I have never spoken to my son about his overseas business dealings,” he said in 2019. ”Not everyone gets to meet the Vice President of the United States in the White House. The press should be asking why Hunter Biden’s business associates — like Eric Schwerin — had that privilege and were given access to the Obama White House,” said Sen. Ron Johnson (R-Wisconsin). “This is additional evidence that Joe Biden lied when he said he never discussed Hunter’s foreign business dealings. It’s well past time for the corporate media to demand the truth from Joe Biden. The corruption of Biden Inc. must be exposed.” Of all Hunter Biden’s business associates, Schwerin had the most intimate access to the vice president’s personal finances.

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For pete’s sake!

Wikipedia Kills Entry for Hunter Biden’s Investment Company (Turley)

Wikipedia editors are under fire this week for removing the entry for Rosemont Seneca Partners, the investment company connected to Hunter Biden and his alleged multimillion dollar influence peddling schemes. The site bizarrely claimed that the company was “not notable.” The timing itself is notable given the new disclosure that Hunter Biden’s business partner, Eric Schwerin, made at least 19 visits to the White House and other official locations between 2009 and 2015. That included a meeting with then-Vice President Joe Biden despite Biden’s repeated claim that he knew nothing about his son’s business dealings. Schwerin was the president of Rosemont Seneca. Wikipedia has been accused of raw bias in removing the entry at a time when interest in the company is at its peak, including the possibility of an indictment of Hunter Biden over his financial dealings.

Rosemont Seneca is one of the most searched terms for those trying to understand the background on the Biden business operations. Yet, an editor known only as “Alex” wrote that the company was simply “not notable” — an absurd claim reminiscent of the recent claim by Atlantic Magazine’s writer Anne Applebaum that she did not cover the scandal because it simply was “not interesting.” Alex wrote: “This organization is only mentioned in connection with its famous founders, Hunter Biden and Christopher Heinz.” That itself is an odd statement. It is mentioned as one of the key conduits of alleged influence peddling money. Alex added that “keeping it around” ran the risk of the page becoming “a magnet for conspiracy theories about Hunter Biden.”

Any Wikipedia page could be a magnet for conspiracy theories, including the page on Hunter Biden himself. The fact is that this is a real company with real dealings that are the subject of a real criminal investigation. Indeed, various Republican members have already pledged to conduct investigations into this and other companies if they secure either house of Congress after the midterm elections. So Wikipedia killed it just as a United States Attorney is drilling down on financial dealings of Hunter Biden, including money received from foreign sources through Rosemont Seneca. The bias in the reference to the “conspiracy theories” is glaring. While some clearly misstate the facts of the Hunter Biden dealings (on both sides of the controversy), the central role of the company in these dealings is no conspiracy theory.

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Seems a bit repetitive, perhaps, but there’s a “new” element. Mules. “True the Vote bought three trillion geo-location signals from cellphones that were near drop boxes and also near election nonprofits..”

Are Democrats and Joe Biden Up To Their Old Election Tricks? (Devine)

There were lots of ways Democrats tried to tilt the playing field in their favor, some more successfully than others. Their pals in Big Tech censoring The Post’s Hunter Biden laptop coverage before the election was one triumph. Now pesky evidence is starting to emerge of systematic schemes to subvert the electoral process — which must not be allowed to happen again if we are to restore faith in elections. The most compelling evidence to date has emerged in “2000 Mules,” the upcoming documentary by conservative filmmaker Dinesh D’Souza, who draws on research by election integrity group True The Vote to expose suspicious ballot harvesting.

Using cellphone geotracking and surveillance video, it shows a network of “mules” in battleground states busily collecting ballots from get-out-the-vote NGOs and stuffing them, a few at a time, into multiple drop boxes in the dead of night. The extent of the operation is jaw-dropping. True the Vote bought three trillion geo-location signals from cellphones that were near drop boxes and also near election nonprofits, from Oct. 1, 2020, through to the election on November 3. In Georgia the end date covered the Jan. 6, 2021, run-off. Then they went searching for “mules,” operatives who picked up ballots from election NGOs — such as Stacey Abrams’ outfit, “Fair Fight Action” — and then carried them to different drop boxes, depositing between three to 10 ballots in each box before moving to the next.

Catherine Engelbrecht, founder of True the Vote, chose the term “mule” because “it felt a lot like a cartel, it felt like trafficking . . . This is in its essence ballot trafficking . . . You have the collectors. You have the stash houses, which are the nonprofits. And then you have the mules that are doing the drops.” Data analyst Gregg Phillips set a threshold for each mule to visit at least 10 drop boxes within a defined area and at least five visits to one or more NGOs. For example, in the Atlanta-metro area they drew a line around 309 drop boxes and bought all the cellphone data of people that had been near those drop boxes and NGOs. That narrowed the search to 2,000 mules.

Then they went looking for public surveillance camera footage of those drop boxes. In all they found 4 million minutes across the country. The results are stunning. When a mule is matched with video, you can see the scheme come to life. A car pulls up at a drop box after midnight. A man gets out, looks around surreptitiously, approaches the box, stuffs in a handful of ballots and hightails it out of there. Then he goes to the next box, again and again. After Dec. 23, 2020, Phipps noticed mules in Georgia started wearing gloves. He pinpoints the change to an indictment for ballot stuffing handed up in Arizona on December 22. “The way the FBI nailed them was fingerprints.” After that, mules started wearing gloves.

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Shareholders complained. They fear losing billions.

Twitter Board ‘Seriously’ Starts Considering Musk’s Bid Offer (WG)

“Never say never,” they say. Well, it doesn’t take time for people to change their minds. Usually, the revelation of a new perspective does the trick. However, at times, external pressure triggers a stance flip. As a matter of fact, something similar has been happening in the Musk-Twitter saga. While it was initially perceived that Musk’s bid to acquire Twitter would not see sunlight, latest developments show that the doors remain to be wide open. Per recent reports, Twitter kicked off deal negotiations with Elon Musk on Sunday after he “wooed” many of the social media company’s shareholders with financing details on his $43 billion acquisition offer. In fact, per Wall Street Journal, they could finalize a deal as soon as this week itself.

Per Reuters, the company’s decision to engage with Musk does not essentially give the surety that it would accept his $54.20 per share bid. It just means that, the microblogging and social networking platform is now exploring whether or not a sale of the company to Musk is feasible on attractive terms. Well, it wouldn’t be wrong to claim that Musk is a people’s person. Time and again he has voiced out his opinion on n number of subjects on social media. Over the past few days, however, the Tesla exec has has been meeting Twitter shareholders, seeking support for his bid IRL. As a result, many shareholders have reached out to the company after Musk chalked out a detailed financing plan for his bid on Thursday and urged it not to let the opportunity for a deal slip away.


Per Reuters, Musk’s insistence that his bid for Twitter is his “best and final” has emerged as a hurdle in the deal negotiations. The report added, “Nevertheless, Twitter’s board has decided to engage with Musk to gather more information on his ability to complete the deal, and potentially get better terms… The company has not yet decided if it will explore a sale to put pressure on Musk to raise his bid” Here it is also worth noting that the social media giant wants to know more about any active investigations by regulators into Musk that could potentially be a risk to the deal. It is simultaneously also looking into whether regulators in any of the major markets it operates would object to Musk owning the company.

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    Andy Warhol Ingrid Bergman 1984   • US Announces New Military Aid To Ukraine After Blinken, Austin Visit (DW) • Putin Has ‘Lost Interest’ In Dipl
    [See the full post at: Debt Rattle April 25 2022]

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    Germ
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    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.

    https://jamanetwork.com/journals/jamacardiology/fullarticle/2791253

    Keep vaxxing those kids!

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    Study referenced here yesterday through Daily Sceptic.

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    V. Arnold
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    Andy Warhol Ingrid Bergman 1984

    I like what he did with Ingrid Bergman more than Grace Kelly; Bergman is softer…IMO…
    But both are exquisite…

    In general things are so distorted as to be unrecognizable…

    I’m at my wits end and ready to go back to my hermitage…

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    Veracious Poet
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    Ukraine bans crypto purchase in local currency under martial law…

    Two months after Russia’s invasion, Ukraine has banned purchases in local currency of assets that can be directly converted to cash, including crypto currencies, to reduce capital outflow under martial law.

    Individuals are allowed to conduct “quasi cash transactions” only using foreign currencies, with a cap of 100,000 Ukraine hryvnia, or about $3,404 per month, the National Bank of Ukraine said in a statement on Thursday.

    The country’s central bank referred to “quasi cash transactions” as purchases of virtual assets and traveler’s checks, and deposits to electronic wallets, brokerage or forex accounts, according to a translation of the statement.

    https://www.marketwatch.com/story/ukraine-bans-crypto-purchase-in-local-currency-under-martial-law-11650639401

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    “Chinese Stocks, Yuan, Commodities Crash as Covid Plunges Country into “Darkest Moment in Decades”

    Not sure what’s going on there, but my thought is the Empire of Lies has opened the Eastern front. Attacking China financially, rigging their markets just as they rig ours. Two parts: their control will be much lesser there, although some of the players are inside China.

    What I don’t yet get is the Covid lockdown – yes this may hurt us, but doing it badly, causing a holodomor – is both bad for China and bad for the more important thing, stability. Stability and “Xi’s” “election” would be the premise for an irrational lockdown. This seems counter to that.

    Dumping food on the road outside the cities? That hurts farmers, cities, appearances, stability, and economy. They can’t even blame it on us, it’s a literal lose-lose-lose.

    Not shipping to us in order to both crush us and keep everything for themselves? That won’t matter if the thing they’re not getting is food. The CCP is happy and eager to kill their own people, but I haven’t got a hook on this yet.

    “Military Spending”. Yes, but see the smallest country on that pie? The U.S. can’t even beat them. Like Afghanistan. The purpose of the spending is not to win anything. Clearly. If not then what IS the purpose?

    “Russia has sought as its principal aim to totally subjugate to totally subjugate Ukraine,” Blinken said. “That has failed.” Blinken said that Russia’s military was underperforming and its economy was “in shambles” due to sanctions and a mass “exodus” from the country.”

    I guess that shows Blinken has lost his mind as well. He did manage to put a nation’s economy into shambles: ours.

    “A sovereign, independent Ukraine will be around a lot longer than Vladimir Putin’s on the scene,” Blinken said,”

    Yes, nations do live longer than men. You’re a genius. …At just throwing words together and making soup, sounding like you’re saying something.

    “The European Union is preparing “smart sanctions” against Russian oil imports,”

    “Smart”! If it follows the pattern of smartphones and smartmeters, then the sanctions will be dumb, expensive, and not work.

    “he’s focusing on a ‘land-grab’ strategy”

    Yes it’s well known that Russia doesn’t have enough land. And waaayy too many people. Oh wait: #Oppositeland.

    “Zelensky accused the Kremlin of committing war crimes”

    And Putin Accused Ze of the same x10. Your point? That in a war people are mad at each other? You should sit next to Blinken. He has the glue pot.

    “trying to thrash out a deal on guarantees for Kyiv’s security if it declares neutrality and abandons its drive to join Nato.”

    Those deals were already signed. Ukraine and the United States broke them all. Etc.

    “The gigantic ammunition depot was recently captured by the Russians near Kramatorsk”

    Yup, Russia’s losing. Putin only watches the war on T.V. too busy to listen to Generals while it’s “Shark Week”.

    “Azov”, the process is identical to the old Austrian takeover isn’t it? But if you wait a year or two, no one can read history, everyone forgets, and they’re helpless when you do it to them all again. The other part wasn’t written down even immediately after: that the Party was funded and brought out of church basements by a system of (AngloGerman) oligarchs with an agenda. That the little man double-crossed them mostly is not relevant here. The overall goals were achieved: German and Russian empires split and kept apart, 60M yummy dead bodies, mostly civilians as usual, and the U.S. undisputed on top while they moled in and captured/directed them.

    sabotage experts from Britain’s SAS special forces have been deployed to western Ukraine.”

    Seems pretty clear they are already in Russia. And I believe on the Black Sea targeting warships. If I were them, a laser weapon on the side of the ship, heating up the ammunition armory. That is what they said happened, right?

    So how are we not at war with Russia? And I’m sure all the small planes randomly crashing, but only on top of food factories is an accident as well.

    “we in the EU do not have a unified position on this question,”

    So they’re only mostly suicidal, not completely suicidal.

    Lots of reports of hepatitis in children (and others).”

    Murdering children by the hundred thousand. You believe in Freedom of Religion, right? This is their religion. And post-birth abortion, no joke.

    Yes, that was a South Park episode only a few years ago, but reality can’t keep up: a 24th trimester abortion. CA is trying to legalize this now.

    Trudeau government report is putting farmers next on the carbon emissions chopping block,”

    Sure! They do actual work, therefore they are his enemy. It’s the people who DON’T do work, either just get MMT paychecks, or “Make nothing, produce nothing” like Gordon Gekko trades down in T’ronto that are his friends. They will fly in their private jets out to Alberta and tut-tut them for their terrrrrrrrrible emissions record. …One that is keeping Canadians alive by, you know, eating.

    How Dare They???

    There is no possible satire for these people. There is no joke you can write they will not attempt in real life like a version of “Jackass.”

    “Ratcliffe: Still-classified Documents Will Blow Durham Inquiry Wide Open (WE)”

    Still treading lightly as the economy has not * entirely * collapsed yet. Just mostly. It’s not if you win or lose but where you put the blame.

    “Joe Biden Met with Hunter Biden Business Partner at the White House 19 Times (NYP)”

    And much more. But the Secret Service somehow “Forgot” to ask all the people visiting his house in Delaware what their names were. …I’m sure they just didn’t bother and let everyone through, postman, pizza guy… Nothing suspicious here. We always deny information of everything the government is doing, and all budget and payment, strategy and accounting matters. It’s national policy. And totally blackout of uninformed voters, led by oligarchs narrative-leading the clueless mob is the very definition of “democracy”. I mean until you can “Super-Democracy” by also outlawing all opposition parties and all their ideas like Ze and Twitter do. “Freedom is when everybody does what I say!”

    “Wikipedia Kills Entry for Hunter Biden’s Investment Company (Turley)”

    Oh, and Wikipedia. Which the creator of it says it’s s—t and taken over, not doing its mission. That’s above the special account that edits Wikipedia 50 times a day, 24h a day, including holidays. But since they neither eat nor sleep and edit only about national security and culture wars, they are totally NOT a Derp State avatar account. No no. That would be silly. People in power would never use their power to keep power. That’s just ridiculous.

    “Are Democrats and Joe Biden Up to Their Old Election Tricks? (Devine)”

    The interesting thing here is that they (had to) use ALL the tricks. So we got a good look at every one of them. That’s aside from the other part: only put in candidates that are terrible, immoral, shiftless, spineless, and you have blackmail on. Both sides. Win-win-win-win-win.

    “The Price of Liberty is Eternal Vigilance.” “Our Lady of Perpetual Responsibility” We have vigilance in using Grand Theft Auto IV and TikTok.

    Anyway: Mules? Who cares? No one was arrested. Best White House that money can buy. It’s been on the market for years.

    “Twitter Board ‘Seriously’ Starts Considering Musk’s Bid Offer (WG)”

    They’re slow-rolling and stalling him for time. That’s also why they didn’t respond before.

    #106781
    oxymoron
    Participant

    Dr. D – re the China self-imposed potential holomodor – I think we could allow for mass-formation as possible. We are only as strategic as we are sane and people have lost their sense of discomfort and their nature-ness. I believe there is a belief that is deep in the ability to manage everything and to reject uncertainty and it’s riskiness.
    Lack of trust in life, nature and other people has many potential downsides and this could be one of them. I mean people are smart but people are dumb too and bureaucracy can be the dumbest.
    Killin’ folks as you would say.

    #106782
    oxymoron
    Participant

    I reckon Deflationista is so quiet lately because he wasn’t performing at his job and got down graded to wiki re-writes. All the creative stuff like getting personal insults out on TAE are special privileges for effective misinfo-assholes.

    #106783
    Oroboros
    Participant

    The brainwashing and propaganda in the Empire of Lies is so disgusting that the Ukro-facists gathered in lower Manhattan could quite literally scream “Sieg Heil” at the top of their lungs for hours with stiff armed salutes and the Media Whores would sell it as freedom of expression for ‘democracy’.

    And the ‘Merican Sheeple would lap it up like a dog eating it’s own barf. Yum.

    The Pathocrats have been at this a long time and perfected it decades ago.

    .

    #106784
    zerosum
    Participant

    @ TAE Summary
    Its a particle … its a string … its a vibration … its an elephant …. its a life …. its a photoshop
    ———-
    The problems ….. humans ….. lockdowns
    https://shamis-photo-lab.blogspot.com/2020/12/80deepmeaningpictures.html
    ——-
    The problems ….. human waste ….. military spending
    ——-
    The facts …. human activity/waste is feeding a pyramid of life
    ———–
    Deep Photoshop ….plotting provocations in Ukraine …. the diabolical plot …. falsely accuse Russian forces of using chemical, biological and/or tactical nuclear weapons in Ukraine.
    • NATO Provocation Looms in Ukraine (PK)
    Read more ….
    Major Empire of Lies/NATO Provocation Looms in Ukraine (Dominant Biden regime hardliners, the Pentagon and CIA want conflict with Russia continued to the last Ukrainian.)
    Published April 24, 2022

    —–
    Why use drop boxes for voting?
    https://nypost.com/2022/04/24/biden-is-up-to-old-election-tricks/
    Are Democrats and Joe Biden up to their old election tricks?
    By Miranda Devine
    April 24, 2022
    The most compelling evidence to date has emerged in “2000 Mules,” the upcoming documentary by conservative filmmaker Dinesh D’Souza, ( https://nypost.com/2018/06/01/dinesh-dsouza-says-trump-told-him-he-had-been-screwed-before-pardon/ ), who draws on research by election integrity group True The Vote to expose suspicious ballot harvesting.
    ——

    #106785
    Mister Roboto
    Participant

    I reckon Deflationista is so quiet lately because he wasn’t performing at his job and got down graded to wiki re-writes. All the creative stuff like getting personal insults out on TAE are special privileges for effective misinfo-assholes.

    Or alternately, Real-Life is giving them enough to deal with so that there’s little time for being an officious Internet troll. That said, I would hope that we wouldn’t feel the need to talk about them when they’re not posting. Like all forum-trolls, they suck up way more attention than they deserve as it is when they are posting.

    #106786
    Mister Roboto
    Participant

    #106787
    Mister Roboto
    Participant

    So if just talking about raising interest rates a tiny smidge is making the financial markets spiral into correction mode, one can’t help but wonder what effect actually doing that might have.

    #106788

    “Hope Lee, from Newmarket, lived for just over an hour after she was born but still made an impact on the world when her kidneys and liver cells were donated to a woman in her late twenties.”
    From this site- it’s a twitchy ad-poisoned thing, but it was the only one that cited tha age of the recipient. I just thought it was an interesting thing to note, in light of “post-birth abortion”. Does anyone think a hyper-wealthy family wouldn’t insist on a high quality organ for their child or themselves?
    It is true that younger donors make for better outcomes (except for corneas, where it doesn’t seem to matter much.)
    I am convinced that organ harvesting is the most taboo of all subjects. It gets to the heart of privilege and income disparity.

    Money can get me a good enough friend.
    Money can buy me a fabulous wife.
    Money can keep me from serving some time-
    But the best thing it buys is a much longer life.

    #106789

    Where “white supremacy” is “our” number one concern (gag), dispersing A30B (cute!) must be a giddy goal of the destabilizers.
    Who wouldn’t want their very own Azov refugee to harbor and nurture? /s
    sarc sarc sarc sarc sarc.

    #106790
    zerosum
    Participant

    No exception
    Irregardless/notwithstanding the social/economic system, for it to function, the people need to be manipulated/lied to, to keep the system functioning as intended.

    #106791
    zerosum
    Participant

    Cutting off your nose
    https://www.zerohedge.com/geopolitical/russia-still-hasnt-given-cause-3rd-large-mystery-blaze-many-days
    Are we now beginning to see sabotage efforts underway inside Russia itself?
    The oil depot is connected to the world’s longest oil pipeline (Druzhba) feeding Russian oil to Europe.

    #106792
    Figmund Sreud
    Participant

    Death Wish: Finland and Sweden, officially announced that on May 16th both will submit an application to NATO, … to join NATO!

    Sweden and Finland agree to submit Nato applications, say reports
    https://www.theguardian.com/world/2022/apr/25/sweden-and-finland-agree-to-submit-nato-applications

    … oh, sparks will fly!

    F.S.

    #106793
    Noirette
    Participant

    Ppl cheering Azov Batt. in Manhattan, is to be expected, normal. (see top post.)

    In WW2, the Germans fought the Russians, and when they were seen to be vanquised, the USA joined the winning side. (To make it extremely short and controversial.)

    Today, in WW3, when another country close to Russia, Ukraine, was provoked or forced to divorce from and crack down on.. Russia (Russian speakers internally, Russian nationals, Russia as a country with influence, history, the border with Russia..) by the USA (+ W) it follows that some US ppl will cheer for ‘Nazis’, as it is ‘Nazis’ that are attacking Russia, and Russia is the ‘main threat to the US’, etc.

    This time round, Germany and Italy, in the proxy war in Ukr. are on the side of the ‘Nazis’, as before. Not surprising at all. France has switched sides, provided one considers its WW2 stance against the Germans solid. See the Vichy Gvmt…

    #106794
    zerosum
    Participant

    wiki explains it
    https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Neo-Nazism#Ukraine
    Neo-Nazism comprises the post–World War II militant, social, and political movements that seek to revive and reinstate Nazi ideology. Neo-Nazis employ their ideology to promote hatred and white supremacy,
    ( https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/White_supremacy ), attack racial and ethnic minorities
    (which include antisemitism and Islamophobia), and in some cases to create a fascist state.[1][2]
    ( https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Racism_in_Ukraine#Discrimination_against_Russians )

    #106795
    Mister Roboto
    Participant

    #106796

    Musk/ Twitter deal done. Interesting story. Much more after the break.

    #106797
    zerosum
    Participant

    Trump could not beat/change/improve the system.
    Will Musk try to beat/change/improve the system?

    #106798
    John Day
    Participant

    If you can’t beat ’em, buy ’em.
    Will the deep-state have to buy Musk out?
    Can he be “turned”?
    Is he already “captured”? (I don’t see it.)

    #106799
    John Day
    Participant

    With gratitude to D.B.Smith, and a picture of the oak staircase I finally finished making and installing.
    “Free Bait” (pay later) https://drjohnsblog.substack.com/p/free-bait?s=w

    A friend recently said that you can tell there is a trap by the presence and nature of “bait”.

    COVID-19 Deep Dive Part VII: Smart Cities and Neo-Malthusianism​ ​ ,Spartacus
    Welcome to the new tyranny, same as the old tyranny​
    ​What the Elites aim to bring into being is a system of full-spectrum control and naked tyranny never before seen on this planet, where people’s every move is tracked and quantified by remote, and then nudged along lines that the tyrants find more acceptable, using a blend of scientific management, behavioral economics, big data, and AI algorithms. They believe this will result in a more resilient society, more capable of absorbing unexpected shocks and surprises. It will not. It won’t, because they’re not taking the wisdom of crowds into account, and because they want to employ the same top-down, planned economy methods that failed in prior socialist dictatorships. While crowing about preserving liberal democracy, the Elites plan on creating a system that is, at its core, illiberal and undemocratic, taking human decision-making out of the equation entirely. An automatic, self-managing cornucopia of wealth and prosperity for the few, and a system of brutal, totalitarian control for the many.
    ​ ​This new totalitarianism does not use boldly-illustrated propaganda posters or rousing anthems to get people to go along with its dictatorship. It uses soothing narrators and cutesy cartoons and ukuleles and footage of happy people doing yoga. It is deliberately infantilizing and insipid, teaching people to embrace a condition of learned helplessness.​..
    ..In 2001, shortly after the September 11th terrorist attacks against the World Trade Center and the Pentagon, Admiral John Poindexter proposed the Total Information Awareness program.
    ..DARPA pursued research into mass surveillance of the public for a couple years before the TIA program drew harsh criticism and was shut down in late 2003…
    Shortly afterward, Mark Zuckerberg founded Facebook.​ (The same day, I have read elsewhere)​
    ​ The last part of the long article deals with neo-Malthusianism, with a brief comparison to “cornucopianism”, which is the opposing belief system that technological advancement (like using coal, oil and gas to create industry, fertilizers, electricity and infrastructure)​ will provide more and more support for humanity without limits.
    Thomas Malthus (employed by the British East India Company) wrote in 1799 that human population growth was exponential, whereas growth of support systems was linear at best, so population would always tend to outstrip resources, except as mitigated by war, pestilence, famine and death. He did not account for the industrialization of agriculture, which was about to shift the baseline of support much higher with fertilizers, irrigation and big machines to plant, harvest, process, transport and store.
    That appears to be a one-time event. Limits to fossil fuels, mined resources and well water are real, as are pollution and climate change. He briefly disparages The Limits To Growth, published in 1972, and goes on to the advance of global capitalism and offshoring of American industry, to weaken the US, and to weaken the position of American workers.
    Personally, I do believe that we are seeing the downturn of growth, already. I personally see the pandemic control-narrative and WAR! control-narrative as being reactions to the inflection point of global-real-economy into a downtrend, which appears to have happened in late 2018 or early 2019.
    The “repo-crisis” in August-September 2019 is thought to reflect that by some. The biggest banks could no longer trust each other overnight for loans based on T-bills, so the Fed had to take over the operation.
    Therefore, I do see the enemy as global financial capitalist neo-feudalism (Own Nothing: Be Happy), but this article does not present a sustainable or low-carbon path into the future.
    Real-adaptation-to-less-energy is a hard-sell, and not really worked out yet. The end of growth, going into “de-growth” is very complicated. 90% of the energy going into our food calories (including fertilizers, planting, harvesting, storage and transport) comes from inputs of fuel and electricity, not from sunshine, as in the past.
    We do not see that. It is invisible to most of us. We cannot rapidly change that, but we can eat more local produce, grow vegetables, and learn from this process, so as to work the problem together going forward.
    We are at a certain disadvantage to financial and power elites in the near term, in our lifetimes. Their control-narrative is weakening. They have had to go from climate-change (financialized solutions) to pandemic-response, to WAR! All of these are dishonest and manipulative, but the truth is difficult. It is not clear what the timeline of the next 20 years might hold. Elite measures to covertly reduce our population numbers appear to include pestilence, now advancing into famine, which usually proceeds to war.
    We are able to improve our positions going forward if we become less reliant on centralized systems for our food, water, electricity, fuel and other necessities. That is a tall order, and we will be more vulnerable where climates are harsher, food comes from farther away, water is hard to get independently, and human populations are very high and dense.
    None of these preparations are “the solution”, but they buy time and freedom to work on smaller, more local, more efficient economic support systems for us and our descendants.
    https://iceni.substack.com/p/covid-19-deep-dive-part-vii-smart?s=r

    ​Charles Hugh Smith, Staring Into The Abyss
    ​ ​The global economy is perched on the edge of an abyss, and averting our gaze doesn’t actually lessen the risk, it increases it because problems which aren’t faced directly and addressed directly fester and rot the system from within.
    ​ ​This is why we’re collectively staring into the abyss: all the big problems have been dismissed, ignored or papered over with PR-happy-talk “solutions” that only make the problem worse.
    ​ ​There are three basic techniques that our “leadership” (public and private) have used to avoid dealing directly with our pressing problems:
    1. Appear to address the problems by doing more of what’s failed spectacularly.
    2. Propose magical-thinking happy-happy technological “solutions” that are appealing but impractical.
    3. Keep the status quo glued together to maximize quick-buck gains for the elite while guaranteeing long-term catastrophe for the entire society / economy.​..
    ..Every elite is pursuing the same self-serving agenda of maximizing their private plunder and hoping–perhaps vainly–to escape the consequences of their obsession with short-term gains at the expense of the planet and its people.
    https://www.oftwominds.com/blogapr22/abyss4-22.html

    ​If you stop feeding people greenhouse gas emissions will decrease, just like if you don’t let truckers cross the border.
    Canada leads the way.
    Trudeau government targets grain growers as worst emissions offenders

    Trudeau government targets grain growers as worst emissions offenders

    #106800
    John Day
    Participant

    Y’all have seen a lot of this COVID news already:

    There’s more where this came from.​
    Pfizer Documents Released By Court Order Show 3.7% Death Rate From Vaccine, Many More Serious Injuries.. And An EXTENSIVE Cover-Up

    BREAKING: Pfizer Documents Released By Court Order Show 3.7% Death Rate From Vaccine, Many More Serious Injuries.. And An EXTENSIVE Cover-Up

    The deaths right after COVID-vaccination ​happen among the “unvaccinated”​ by definition, since everybody remains “unvaccinated” until 14 days​ later. Clever.
    “Not Counted” as Vaccine Deaths – Over 50,000 Americans Aged 65 and Up Died Within the First Two Weeks
    https://rumble.com/v11vu2c-not-counted-as-vaccine-deaths-over-50000-americans-aged-65-and-up-died-with.html

    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.​ (Thanks Ilargi)​

    Covid Vaccines Increase Risk of Severe Heart Inflammation Up to 120-Fold, Major Study Finds

    ​The JAMA article: SARS-CoV-2 Vaccination and Myocarditis in a Nordic Cohort Study of 23 Million Residents (Thanks Jeremy)
    https://jamanetwork.com/journals/jamacardiology/fullarticle/2791253

    #106801
    John Day
    Participant

    COVID (cont.)
    Rebel News is no longer “journalism” in Canada, because they just rebel too much to take part in democracy.
    Disquieting death toll: Dissecting Canada’s all-cause mortality​ ​(August, September and October 2021 again.)
    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.’
    https://www.rebelnews.com/disquieting_death_toll_dissecting_canadas_all_cause_mortality

    ​Can’t fight infections or cancer much when this happens.
    Innate immune suppression by SARS-CoV-2 mRNA vaccinations: The role of G-quadruplexes, exosomes, and MicroRNAs
    …In this paper, we call attention to three very important aspects of the safety profile of these vaccinations. First is the extensively documented subversion of innate immunity, primarily via suppression of IFN-α and its associated signaling cascade. This suppression will have a wide range of consequences, not the least of which include the reactivation of latent viral infections and the reduced ability to effectively combat future infections. Second is the dysregulation of the system for both preventing and detecting genetically driven malignant transformation within cells and the consequent potential for vaccination to promote those transformations. Third, mRNA vaccination potentially disrupts intracellular communication carried out by exosomes, and induces cells taking up spike glycoprotein mRNA to produce high levels of spike-glycoprotein-carrying exosomes, with potentially serious inflammatory consequences…
    https://www.sciencedirect.com/science/article/pii/S027869152200206X

    ​The mRNA vaccines are documented to cause an autoimmune hepatitis. There has been lots of unexplained hepatitis going around in kids and adults lately…​
    SARS-CoV-2 vaccination can elicit a CD8 T-cell dominant hepatitis
    ​..​Liver inflammation is observed during SARS-CoV-2 infection but can also occur in some individuals after vaccination and shares some typical features with autoimmune liver disease. In this report, we show that highly activated T cells accumulate and are evenly distributed in the different areas of the liver in a patient with liver inflammation following SARS-CoV-2 vaccination. Moreover, within these liver infiltrating T cells, we observed an enrichment of T cells that are reactive to SARS-CoV-2, suggesting that these vaccine-induced cells can contribute to the liver inflammation in this context.
    https://www.sciencedirect.com/science/article/pii/S0168827822002343

    #106804
    John Day
    Participant

    Well, all of the WW-3 stuff I am trying to post does not make it past the mystery-filters, so I will remove the links, which you can find here… https://drjohnsblog.substack.com/p/free-bait?s=w

    Moon of Alabama (German) has an update on the Ukraine war. I’ll encapsulate some:
    Russia has destroyed 5 electrical power stations for Ukraine’s electrified rail transport system, which is the backbone of their​ military re-supply infrastructure.
    Because Ukraine uses a wide gauge rail system, diesel locomotives (not made to that spec) cannot be imported to substitute for them. This could have been done at any time previously, but the rail lines also serve civilian economy.
    (Secretary of Defense) Austin was in Poland, answering questions from reporters after a brief trip Sunday with Secretary of State Antony Blinken to Kyiv, where the pair met with Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelensky and other Ukrainian officials.
    The defense secretary was asked how he defined “America’s goals for success” in Ukraine. He first said Washington wants to see “Ukraine remain a sovereign country, a democratic country, able to protect its sovereign territory.” (NATO Special Operations Zone?)
    Then, he said, the United States hopes Russia will be “weakened” by the war. “It has already lost a lot of military capability and a lot of its troops, quite frankly, and we want to see them not have the capability to very quickly reproduce that capability,” Austin said.
    Western military and humanitarian supplies to Ukraine will now mostly be bottled up near Poland, in western Ukraine (Galicia), and are subject to disappearance for resale.
    Ukrainian sabotage teams appear to have hit an oil storage facility about 100 miles inside of Russia.
    ​ “​Since phase two of the war started last week there have been no larger battles. What we have seen so far from the Russian side does not amount to more than armored reconnaissance.
    ​ ​The nearly 1,000 artillery missions in the last 24 hours and on the days before speak of intense preparations for upcoming attacks by Russian mechanized forces.​”
    [MoA]

    ​Ukraine War update from the Saker blog agrees with “softening up” in the beginning of Russian “Phase 2” of Special Military Operation to de-nazify Ukraine. Large assaults are expected to follow, perhaps this week. High level French and Canadian military personnel are reportedly trapped in Mariupol.​
    [The Saker]

    ​There are civilians in the fortified industrial complex, held by Ukrainian/Azov troops.​
    RUSSIAN MILITARY ANNOUNCED ANOTHER CEASEFIRE FOR EVACUATION OF CIVILIANS FROM AZOVSTAL IN MARIUPOL
    ​ ​On April 21, Russian President Vladimir Putin ordered to avoid a direct storm of the fortified area of Azovstal. He ordered to block it and once again propose fighters remaining there to surrender. The decision was made a day after the Ukrainian militants of the Azov nationalist battalion shared the video showing civilians in the basement of the plant, for the first time since the beginning of hostilities in the city.
    [SouthFront]

    Forensic doctors discover fléchettes – rarely used in modern warfare – in bodies found in mass graves in Bucha, “The Guardian” reported…
    ​ ​As soon as the Russian Ministry of Defence claimed the decision to withdraw from the Kiev and Chernihiv regions, the AFU heavily shelled Russian positions in the towns in the Kiev region with artillery. The investigation confirmed that civilians were killed as a result of artillery shelling. The flechettes could be used both by the Russian and Ukrainian artillery. Russian forces deployed in Bucha could not shell on their own positions. Thus, the civilians were killed during the clashes by the Armed Forces of Ukraine.
    [SouthFront]

    The ​Russian Ministry of Defense presents warning of new Western “provocations” soon, such as chemical false flag attack, blamed on Russia, which destroyed it’s chemical weapons, Or other use of weapons of mass destruction, covertly or overtly, in a battle zone.
    ​[ The Saker]

    Pepe Escobar discusses “The Moskva Riddle” (What DID sink Russia’s black sea flagship, and what then?)
    [ The Saker]

    #106805
    Veracious Poet
    Participant

    Murdering children by the hundred thousand. You believe in Freedom of Religion, right? This is their religion. And post-birth abortion, no joke.

    Yes, that was a South Park episode only a few years ago, but reality can’t keep up: a 24th trimester abortion. CA is trying to legalize this now.

    All thanks to the Supreme Court of United States Empire Inc. ~ Protecting sociopaths from the innocent since 1973! 😕

    #106806
    Veracious Poet
    Participant

    With the mid-terms barreling in, the party of chaos (D) begins to ratchet up the pandering propaganda:

    Canceling student loan debt ‘still on the table,’ White House says:

    What to know…

    https://www.foxbusiness.com/politics/student-loan-cancellation-white-house

    Looks like many donkeys will never reach that carrot (bait) ~ Skills vs. paper certificate of “edumakacion”:

    Why many employers have ditched 4-year degree requirements:

    The researchers analyzed more than 51 million job listings, looking for four-year college degree requirements. In 2017, 51% required the degree. By 2021, that share had declined to 44%.

    At Accenture, for example, the researchers found the share of postings specifying a Bachelor of Arts degree or higher fell to 43% in 2021 from 54% in 2017.

    When employers drop degrees, they become more meticulous about skills in job postings, seeking soft skills such as writing, communication, and being detail-oriented, the researchers added.

    John Williams heard about the apprenticeship through his former high school and decided to give it a shot.

    At the time, Williams, now 22, was finishing up his associate degree in computer science at Wilbur Wright College in Chicago and working part-time at a restaurant.

    He was accepted at that apprenticeship, which is run by the global professional services company Accenture, as part of its efforts to ramp up hiring based on skills rather than just higher education.

    https://finance.yahoo.com/news/why-many-employers-have-ditched-4-year-degree-requirements-135219348.html

    #106807
    Veracious Poet
    Participant

    The decision was made a day after the Ukrainian militants of the Azov nationalist battalion shared the video showing civilians non-combatant human shields in the basement of the plant, for the first time since the beginning of hostilities in the city.

    Fixed it for the word monkey 🙄

    Certainly hope the Russian’s thoroughly check the “civilians”, as they evacuate, for Azov tattoos and/or French, German, UK, U$ et al. accents…

    #106808
    Oroboros
    Participant

    Ah, virtue signaling, the woketard, quadruple vaxed circle jerkoff go-to playbook move

    #106809
    aspnaz
    Participant

    One thing we know for sure, is that top Azov Battalion leaders have fled the country, and they are going somewhere to regroup.

    I find this both amusing and encouraging. Would anybody with any cognitive functioning really lay down their lives to support tattooed Nazis? Of course not, which means that they are fighting for money. They fight to help pay their mortgage and some corporate CEO win the battle and get his next US contract.

    The idea that their leaders were ever in Ukraine during the conflict is laughable – they are paid by the US government – but they are building a good picture of fighters driven by principle, even if this is racist Nazi principle which is supposed to go against everything the west “officially” believes. But they are a good motorcycle gang, not like the bad Trump supporting motorcycle gangs in the USA.

    ISIS driven by religion is more believable, but even that is now so ridiculous as to obviously be USA chimps. The fascinating bit is that although the USA creates mercenary groups, gives them a raison d’etre, tries to give them credibility through principle or religion, the interesting bit is that the MSM then manage to make a certain number of the general population feel some sort of sympathy for them. We now have an MSM and other people who are sympathetic to ISIS (fighting Assad) and the Nazis (fighting Putin).

    The above quote mad me laugh because it reads as: “don’t worry, our Nazi leaders are safe and well outside the country, so the whole battalion is not in danger, they will be back to reek revenge”. Kind of like a second world war Bond movie, isn’t it.

    #106810
    Veracious Poet
    Participant

    I find this both amusing and encouraging. Would anybody with any cognitive functioning really lay down their lives to support tattooed Nazis?

    Unfortunately, the cognitively impaired are in great supply #SAVE-AZOV-NAZIS!

    🇦Lithuanian Povilas Limontas joined the international Legion in early March. The former bartender lasted about a month and returned to Lithuania on April 7.

    He did not name the reason for his return, but judging by an interview with TIME magazine, constant exposure to shelling and rare sleep did not suit him.

    As a preparation for combat, Limontas, who served in the army, only tried to shoot at targets with an AK-47, after which he was sent on missions. Here ‘s how he describes one of them:

    We came as reinforcements and shot a little, but after a while we had to run, because one thing I learned in Lithuania is that if you are shooting at the Russians, you only have 10 minutes before they send artillery. The fight lasted five or ten minutes, but in my head it was like five seconds.

    After returning to his homeland, the former mercenary set out to appear in the media more often and remind people about donations for the army.

    Then there’s the “War is a racket” profiteer shenanigans, as usual #TO-THE-LAST-UKRAINIAN!

    🇦Poland handed over T-72 tanks to Ukraine, Prime Minister Mateusz Morawiecki confirmed.

    In return, the UK is sending Challenger 2 main battle tanks to Poland.

    https://t.me/intelslava/26770

    Interested in what TPTB/TBTF legacy media whores aren’t reporting, it’s here:

    https://t.me/intelslava/

    #106811
    Veracious Poet
    Participant

    .MIL mafioso nightmare (due to impotency):

    https://t.me/intelslava/26552

    #106812
    zerosum
    Participant

    Did you see

    News: Wow! Russia captures a massive Billion-dollar Ukraine Weapon supply
    3,536 views Apr 25, 2022

    #106813
    WES
    Participant

    V.P.:

    Tesla Self Driving Donkeys.

    When I worked in Marroco, back in the 1970s, I frequently encountered self driving donkeys crossing 100 km/hrs highways.

    The clue was to observe the donkey rider’s head tilting up skyward, saying Praise to Allah, before the donkey with it head down, proceeded to cross the highway. Hey, it worked 99.99% of the time!

    #106814
    Veracious Poet
    Participant

    Russian missile attack in the heart of Galacia, 70km from the Polish border…

    🇷🇺🇺🇦⚡A double strike by the Russian Armed Forces with high-precision weapons on a large logistics center in Lvov, where Western weapons were brought.

    https://t.me/intelslava/26588

    To the last mercenary! 🙄

    🇺🇸 American mercenaries in Ukraine ask for money on Instagram* for ammunition and food

    The US mercs complains in a post that the Kyiv authorities left them to their own devices.

    “There is no large-scale organization here, chaos.”

    The Americans said that they themselves have to pay for food and fuel. Everything is missing, including cars and thermal underwear. They ask subscribers to send money to survive.

    In the comments to the post, users advise the mercenaries to simply return home to save their lives.

    https://t.me/intelslava/26593

    Sparkle socks will send his family a “special” pot tin medal of appreciation. Squirrel!

    Intel Slava Z
    🇨🇦🇺🇦 Lieutenant General of the Canadian Armed Forces Trevor Kadier resigned on April 5, 2022 and went to Ukraine to participate in war on the side of the Armed Forces of Ukraine.

    It is possible that Kadia may be stuck in Mariupol. Nevertheless he is not going back alive.

    https://t.me/intelslava/26591

    Martin Armstrong predicts WW3 will explode by the end of the year, I hope he’s wrong 😕

    🇦🇺🇨🇳 Australian Prime Minister Scott Morrison said that China’s construction of a military base in the Solomon Islands would be a “red line”.

    Beijing and the authorities of the island state have previously signed a framework agreement on cooperation in the field of security.

    “We will not have Chinese naval bases in our region on our doorstep,” Morrison said. According to Australian Deputy Prime Minister Barnaby Joyce, the creation of a Chinese base will be regarded by Canberra as a “scare tactic”.

    https://t.me/intelslava/26611

    Geez, I only made it a few pages on IntelSlava, it’s just too intense 😯

    #106815
    WES
    Participant

    Phase 2 in the Ukraine War has started but just not with a bang, the way people expected.
    People forget two things. First, last week was a holy week for Orthodox Christians so fighting was limited. Second, then there is the minor issue of the weather and the mud. The mud is drying up but slowly so off road maneuvering is still limited in many areas. Remember Hitler was forced to wait until late June 1941 before attacking Russia. He had to wait for the mud roads to dry up due to a wet spring.

    None-the-less Russia has been steadily grinding the Ukrainian army down by about 300 dead per day, or 2,000 a week. The Ukrainian army simply can not afford to keep taking these levels of losses. Worst, the Ukrainian army’s supply network is now crumbling very rapidly. Time is on Russua’s side. Time is working against the Ukrainians.

    Fear not because the Ukraine is winning the war according to all of Canada’s major news media!

    Central banks are fighting inflation by taking down gold and silver prices! Aren’t you thrilled!

    #106816
    WES
    Participant

    V.P.

    It looks like the Ukraine is turning the meaning of mercenaries on it’s head!
    Mercenaries are normally paid for their services.
    Imagine having to pay for your own food and bullets!
    Proof that US money is now going straight to Switzerland!
    The last gasps of Congress’s money laundering efforts in their Ukrainian laundry mat!

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