Apr 272022
 


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A Recap Of The War In Ukraine (Gonzalo Lira)
Possible Romanian-Ukrainian Joint Offensive On Transnistria (T.)
Gazprom Cutting Off Gas Supplies To Poland, Bulgaria (Fox)
Ukraine Is Using Elon Musk’s Starlink For Drone Strikes (DW)
Elon Musk Slams Twitter’s Top Lawyer (DM)
Audio From Internal Twitter Meeting Leaked By Project Veritas (PM)
Durham To Call Former FBI General Counsel James Baker (Fox)
Text Message Makes Case ‘Materially’ Worse For Michael Sussmann (Hill)
Glenn Greenwald on Elon Musk Motives and Purchase of Twitter (CTH)
Denmark Suspends Covid Vaccination Campaign (IP)
Pfizer Seeks Authorization of COVID-19 Booster Shot for Ages 5 to 11 (R.)
Wimbledon Will Allow Unvaccinated Players To Compete – But Not Russians (GBN)
Alfa Bank Hoax Researchers Also Worked For Robert Mueller (Fed.)
Soros-funded Group Works Behind The Scenes With Biden Admin On Policy (Fox)
Financial Records Reveal Joe Biden Had $5.2 Million In Unexplained Income (DM)

 

 

 

 

 

 

Alex Jones reinstated

 

 

 

 

Twitter thread turned into an article by MoA.

A Recap Of The War In Ukraine (Gonzalo Lira)

Quick recap for those who haven’t followed what’s been going on in Ukraine but want to understand: 02/24: The Russians invaded from the south, south-east, east and north, in a lightning campaign. The Russians invaded with 190K troops—against 250K combat troops from Ukraine. The RF put 30K troops near Kiev—nowhere near enough to capture the city—but enough to pin down some 100K AFU defenders. The RF also launched several axes of attack, with reinforcements on standby (including a famed 40km long tank column), to see where they might be needed. Crucially—the Russian’s blitz on several axes pre-empted an imminent UKRAINIAN blitzkrieg. The AFU had been about to invade the Donbas. This was the immediate motivation for Russia’s invasion: To beat them to the punch and scuttle Ukraine’s imminent invasion—which they did.

Also, by attacking from the north and south, the Russians disrupted weapons supply chain from NATO. Had the RF only attacked in the east to prevent the AFU invasion of Donbas, there would have been an open corridor for resupply from the West. Threatening Kiev stopped that. So the main AFU army was left stranded in east Ukraine, with the rest of the Ukr. forces isolated and pinned down—with no easy resupply from the West. The RF then went about hitting AFU command/control and resupply links, further isolating and immobilizing Ukrainian forces. The Russians soon nominally controlled land the size of the UK in Ukraine—but it was a tenuous control. The south of Ukraine was more fully in Russia’s grip. The AFU around Kherson simply scattered. Mariupol became a clear battleground, as did the Donbas proper.

What the Russians initially wanted was to: • Short-circuit the imminent Donbas invasion – which they did. • Scare the Zelensky regime into negotiating a political settlement – which they failed to do. Kiev had no intention of negotiating a ceasefire because of orders given to them from Washington: “Fight Russia to the last Ukrainian!” Also, the Neo-Nazi goons around Zelensky threatened him if he negotiated and surrendered because they are terrified of the Russians. So Zelensky launched a massive PR and propaganda campaign, primarily to motivate AFU forces to fight to the death. Myths were created (Ghost of Kiev), false flags were carried out (Bucha, Kramatorsk) and relentless media stories were flogged relentlessly.

The Russians kept negotiating and trying to NOT destroy Ukraine infrastructure. In fact at first they were even trying to minimize AFU casualties. The evidence for this is overwhelming: The RF did not hit civilian infrastructure – water, electric, phone, transportation. They did not hit AFU barracks, command centers, government buildings, etc. The Russians’ initial priority was for a *negotiated settlement*. But by late March, they realized this was impossible. This is why the RF withdrew from Kiev. There was no sense putting men near the city when they were not doing what they were supposed to do – putting political pressure on the Zelensky regime to negotiate. This withdrawal was claimed as a “victory” in the “Battle of Kiev”! lmao

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A Telegram entry. Transnistria is “pro-Russian”. Romania is a NATO member.

Possible Romanian-Ukrainian Joint Offensive On Transnistria (T.)

I’ve already posted the translation of Igor Strelkov’s message on the possible Romanian-Ukrainian joint offensive on Transnistrian (“Pridnestrovian”) Moldavian Republic here – https://t.me/ZradaXXII/1898
Yesterday he posted additional info: Information about the joint preparation of the Romanian-Ukrainian coalition for the “cleansing” of Transnistria received additional confirmation. In addition to the units of the Moldovan army that are equipped with Romanian personnel as mentioned in my previous report on this topic, there is information about the training of entire military units on the territory of Romania proper and already disguised as Moldovan military. There is also information about the concentration of Ukrainian units on the border with Transnistria.

The “interest” of the Ukrainian military command is not only to give Kremlin a “political click on the nose”, but also has quite applied goals: the capture of the ammunition depots in Kolbasnaya, where a fairly large amount of ammunition for Soviet-made artillery systems is still being stored. The Moldovan authorities and military are openly afraid of war and do not even really hide their fears. But if (or rather, when) the order is given, absolutely no one will ask them. The Transnistrian army has zero chance to counter the offensive for any significant period of time without external support in the event of an attack from both sides (and this is exactly what is being planned, as the Nazi governor of the Odessa region Marchenko has already hinted).

And the Russian Armed Forces are currently unable to help Transnistria with anything but a certain number of missile strikes at infrastructure facilities. Our sources estimate the probability of the enemy attack on Tiraspol in April-early May already as “high”. https://t.me/strelkovii/2481

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“..deliveries through the Yamal-Europe pipeline would stop Wednesday morning. The Yamal pipeline carries natural gas from Russia to Poland and Germany through Belarus.”

Gas prices in Europe are rising fast as we speak.

Gazprom Cutting Off Gas Supplies To Poland, Bulgaria (Fox)

Polish and Bulgarian officials said Tuesday that Russian energy company Gazprom informed them it was suspending natural gas supplies to the two countries for their refusal to pay in Russian rubles. The suspensions, which would take effect Wednesday, would be the first since Russian President Vladimir Putin said last month that “unfriendly” foreign buyers would have to pay the state-owned Gazprom in rubles instead of dollars and euros. European leaders said they would not comply with the rubles requirement, arguing that it violated the terms of contracts and their sanctions against Russia over its military aggression against Ukraine. Only Hungary has agreed to Putin’s demands.


Around 60% of imports are paid in euros, and the rest in dollars. Putin’s demand was apparently intended to help bolster the Russian currency amid the Western sanctions imposed over the war. Poland’s state gas company, PGNiG, said it was informed by Gazprom that its deliveries through the Yamal-Europe pipeline would stop Wednesday morning. The Yamal pipeline carries natural gas from Russia to Poland and Germany through Belarus. Poland has been receiving some 9 billion cubic meters of Russian gas annually, fulfilling some 45% of the country’s needs. The Bulgarian Energy Ministry said it was also notified that Bulgaria’s supplies of Russian gas via the TurkStream pipeline would cease on Wednesday.

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Unintended consequences?

Ukraine Is Using Elon Musk’s Starlink For Drone Strikes (DW)

Just after Russia’s invasion began in late February, Ukrainian Vice Prime Minister Mykhailo Fedorov took to Twitter to ask US billionaire Elon Musk to activate his Starlink satellites for use in Ukraine. Musk swiftly tweeted his response: “Starlink service is now active in Ukraine. More terminals en route.” Soon after, a number of terminals and powerful batteries arrived in Ukraine. Others soon followed. Fedorov took to Twitter again to express his gratitude: “Starlink — here. Thanks, @elonmusk.” No secret dispatches, no long debates, no governmental or parliamentary controls: just a very public deal between a politician whose country has been attacked and an enigmatic billionaire who went on to challenge the aggressor, Russian President Vladimir Putin, to “single combat.”

What at first looked like a PR coup now seems to be playing a significant role in Ukraine’s defense. British media have reported that Ukraine’s army is making very successful use of Starlink for drone attacks on Russian tanks and positions. The Telegraph reported that Starlink is of particular military significance in areas where the infrastructure is weak and there is no internet connection. According to The Telegraph, the aerial reconnaissance unit Aerorozvidka is using Starlink to monitor and coordinate unmanned aerial vehicles, enabling soldiers to fire anti-tank weapons with targeted precision.

Only the system’s high data rates can provide the stable communication required, The Telegraph reported. An officer with the Aerorozvidka unit described the system to The Times: “We use Starlink equipment and connect the drone team with our artillery team,” he said. “If we use a drone with thermal vision at night, the drone must connect through Starlink to the artillery guy and create target acquisition.” The Times reported that the Aerorozvidka team runs about 300 information-gathering missions each day. Attacks are then carried out at night, according to the newspaper, because the drones, some of which are equipped with thermal cameras, are almost impossible to see in the dark.

Starlink satellites are intended to provide internet to undersupplied regions far from urban centers. The potential for using satellites to get information to people in regions where the internet is censored had been discussed. Few, however, had imagined that its initial use would be in a European war zone in which one of the aggressor’s first acts at the start of the invasion was to target and destroy power supplies and internet connections. Ukrainians have — or have regained — access to information. According to The Telegraph, Starlink is one of the most popular app downloads in Ukraine, enabling more than 100,000 people to stay updated about what is happening in the war, and to keep in touch with the outside world.

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There’s a story here, or actually more than one. Vijaya Gadde is Twitter’s top lawyer, “Trust & Safety lead”, and ‘moral authority’. But deputy counsel is…. (see below)

Elon Musk Slams Twitter’s Top Lawyer (DM)

Elon Musk has taken aim at Twitter’s top lawyer for censoring stories about Hunter Biden’s laptop after it was reported she’d sobbed at news he’d bought the firm. The tycoon – whose $44bn purchase of Twitter was confirmed Monday – issued a scathing tweet in response to reports Vijaya Gadde, 48, had been crying at news of the deal. He wrote: ‘Suspending the Twitter account of a major news organization for publishing a truthful story was obviously incredibly inappropriate.’ Musk was referring to the suspension of the New York Post’s account for its exclusive about Hunter Biden’s laptop in the run-up to the 2020 election. Initially dismissed as ‘misinformation’ by liberal outlets and social media networks, the laptop and its contents have since been verified by many of the same publications.

Gadde – who’s described as Twitter’s ‘moral authority’ – broke down in tears on Monday, Politico reported. She did so while briefing her team via videolink on the future of the company under Musk, following his $44 billion deal to takeover the company. Her future at the firm now looks shaky after her latest behavior was brought to the attention of the notoriously ruthless Musk. He is likely to slash Twitter’s policies on hate speech and misinformation, having previously branded himself a free-speech absolutist. Twitter staff have been told their jobs are safe for the six months the transfer of ownership is expected to take. But after that, workers like Gadde are likely to be among the first to get the boot.

She was pivotal in the decision to ban Donald Trump from the platform for inciting unrest, and also played a key role in the decision to remove The New York Post’s account when they tweeted their reporting into Hunter Biden’s laptop. Twitter initially froze the New York Post’s main account after it published the story and demanded it delete tweets linking to the Biden articles. It justified the ban by citing a prohibition of distributing hacked material, before backing down when the story was proven to be legitimate.

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What a culture.

“Twitter locked down the ability of its employees to make changes to the platform after it was revealed that @elonmusk has reached a deal to buy the company. The lockdown is to prevent activist employees from sabotaging the platform as revenge for the deal”

Audio From Internal Twitter Meeting Leaked By Project Veritas (PM)

Internal audio of Monday’s Twitter meeting leaked to Project Veritas reveals that leadership is fully cognizant of the free speech agenda that new owner Elon Musk wants to bring to the table. Project Veritas obtained a 45 minute recording of a company-wide call during which Twitter employees questioned board member, Bret Taylor, and CEO, Parag Agrawal, about the company’s direction following Elon Musk’s purchase of the social media platform. Taylor began by saying, “I also just want to acknowledge all the emotions of today. It is an emotional day. I want to acknowledge it. By law, we are required to act in the best interest of our shareholders.”

Agrawal echoed the sentiments and said, “It’s important to acknowledge that all of you have many different feelings about what is happening. He continued, “Many of you are concerned, some of you excited, many people here are waiting to understand how this goes and have an open mind.” Agrawal added that the company’s current “content moderation” policies are “fundamental to keeping Twitter safe and growing.” “We’ll be finding a way to have Elon talk with all of you at the soonest possible opportunity…As you’ve heard from all of us, we don’t have all the answers.”

[..] Elsewhere Tuesday, it was reported that Twitter Trust & Safety lead Vijaya Gadde got emotional with company staff in a reaction speech where she said the future of policies on the platform are currently unclear given the change in ownership. It’s unclear which insiders at the company leaked the audio to Project Veritas. But when it comes to company culture, according to a new New York Times piece, that some “employees have argued in internal messages seen by The Times that their co-workers have shifted too far to the left side of the political spectrum, making employees who support Mr. Musk’s plans too uncomfortable to speak up.”

All hands Twitter call

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Yes, Twitter deputy counsel, behind Vijaya Gadde, is James Baker…

The story goes that Sussmann “lied” to Baker. Who would then be whitewashed. Bit covenient? Baker had NO IDEA that Sussman was lying?

Durham To Call Former FBI General Counsel James Baker (Fox)

Special Counsel John Durham plans to call former FBI General Counsel James Baker to testify in the case against former Clinton campaign attorney Michael Sussmann, who was recently indicted for making false statements to the FBI. During a virtual status hearing Tuesday, government prosecutors on Durham’s team signaled their intention to call Baker to testify as part of the Sussmann case. Sussmann has pleaded not guilty to one count of making a false statement to a federal agent. Durham’s indictment alleges that Sussmann told then-FBI General Counsel James Baker in September 2016 that he was not doing work “for any client” when he requested and held a meeting in which he presented data and evidence of a purported secret communications channel between then-candidate Donald Trump and Alfa Bank, which has ties to the Kremlin.

The indictment against Sussmann says he lied to Baker when he presented data linking the Trump Organization to a secret server that communicated with Alfa Bank. The indictment indicates Durham may be expanding his investigation to bring separate charges again Sussmann or additional defendants. U.S. District Judge Christopher Cooper on Tuesday asked both the government and Sussmann’s defense to continue moving forward in their discovery process, which could take months, due to the thousands of pages of classified material involved. During the hearing, government prosecutors said, at this point, that they had provided Sussmann’s attorneys with 6,000 documents – amounting to up to some 80,000 pages.

Earlier this month, in a court filing dated Oct. 20, Durham and his team outlined its first production of discovery to the defense, which included the thousands of documents, and documents received “in response to grand jury subpoenas issued to fifteen separate individuals, entities and organizations–including, among others, political organizations, a university, university researchers, an investigative firm, and numerous companies.” Cooper said he understood that the process would be cumbersome but urged both the prosecution and the defense to come up with a target date for a trial later this year or early next. Both the prosecution and the defense signaled they are aiming for a trial to begin in the spring of 2022. The next court date in the matter is set for a status hearing on Dec. 8 at 2 p.m. Baker, who serves as deputy counsel at Twitter, left the FBI in May 2018 after serving as a top lawyer at the FBI. Baker was also a confidante of former FBI Director James Comey.

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3 weeks ago.

Text Message Makes Case ‘Materially’ Worse For Michael Sussmann (Hill)

On a Sunday night just weeks before the 2016 presidential election, top Democratic lawyer Michael Sussmann allegedly texted his old friend, the FBI’s then-general counsel James Baker, to say that he urgently needed to convey “sensitive” information to the Bureau — “not on behalf of a client or company,” but just because he was a good citizen who wanted to help the government. The information, it turns out, was sculpted to portray Donald Trump, then the Republican nominee for president, as if he were in cahoots with the Kremlin. I say “sculpted” advisedly. In reality, according to the false-statements indictment against him, Sussmann was actually representing two clients: Rodney Joffe, an information technology expert, and the Democratic campaign of Trump’s opponent, Hillary Clinton.

Joffe, to whom the Sussmann indictment refers as “Tech Executive-1” and describes as angling for a job in the anticipated Clinton administration, was then working with a team of IT pros to curate records of internet communications. His objective, according to the indictment, was to project the appearance of a communications back-channel between Trump Tower in New York City and Alfa Bank, an important Russian financial institution with ties to Vladimir Putin’s regime. The Clinton campaign reportedly wanted to depict the allegation as so serious that the FBI was investigating it. Sussmann, the Washington insider who was billing his time on the Trump/Russia matter to the Clinton campaign, was the perfect messenger to get the FBI’s attention.

The existence of the critical text message was revealed [3 weeks ago] by prosecutor John Durham, the Justice Department special counsel who is investigating the origins of “Russiagate” — as the FBI’s probe of former President Trump’s supposed collusion with Russia is popularly known. Russiagate appears to have been ignited by bogus opposition research manufactured by the Clinton campaign, whose operatives hyped it to media outlets and government officials.

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Sort of what I said yesterday: he can’t make it any worse.

Glenn Greenwald on Elon Musk Motives and Purchase of Twitter (CTH)

Fox News’ Tucker Carlson previewed a discussion with Glenn Greenwald that will appear in full tomorrow on Fox Nation. In this segment {Direct Rumble Link Here} Greenwald gives his perspective on the motives of Elon Musk purchasing Twitter. Greenwald does a good job encapsulating the essential support most feel for the Musk effort. There are many people still uncertain about how this will all roll out, and Musk has been favorable to Big Govt in his two most famous endeavors, Tesla and SpaceX. Elon Musk’s phase of pushing back against speech and internet control is more recent, and as a result has left many people wondering about it.


As Greenwald notes, there really isn’t a downside for people who are trying to break the totalitarian and monopoly control systems on the internet. The upside benefits to on-line freedom, debate, discussion and the first real effort to stop internet censorship are well worth supporting. Greenwald eloquently puts an appropriate context to the battle.

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May many follow…

Denmark Suspends Covid Vaccination Campaign (IP)

Denmark, which in February lifted all curbs related to the coronavirus pandemic, said Tuesday it was suspending its widespread Covid-19 vaccination campaign. Noting that the epidemic was under control and that vaccination levels were high, the Danish Health Authority said the country was in a “good position.” “Therefore, we are winding down the mass vaccination program against Covid-19,” said Bolette Soborg, director of the authority’s department of infectious diseases. Around 81 percent of Denmark’s 5.8 million inhabitants have received two doses of the vaccine and 61.6 percent have also received a booster.


Denmark noted a drop in the number of new infections and stable hospitalization rates. While invitations for vaccinations would no longer be issued after May 15, health officials anticipate that vaccinations would resume after the summer. “We plan to reopen the vaccination program in the autumn. This will be preceded by a thorough professional assessment of who and when to vaccinate and with which vaccines,” Soberg said. As a wave of the omicron variant hit the country last November, Denmark intensified its immunization campaign, accelerating access to booster shots and offering a fourth dose from mid-January to the most vulnerable.

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Criminal.

Pfizer Seeks Authorization of COVID-19 Booster Shot for Ages 5 to 11 (R.)

Pfizer Inc and its partner BioNTech SE said on Tuesday that they had submitted an application to the U.S. health regulator for the authorization of a booster dose of their COVID-19 vaccine for children aged 5 to 11 years. The companies earlier this month reported data from a mid-to-late stage study showing a third dose of their shot increased protection against the original coronavirus version and the omicron variant among children in the age group. It is unclear how much demand there is for a third vaccine dose in the age group. Just 28% of children aged 5 to 11 years – around 8.2 million – are fully vaccinated, according to data from the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.

There has also been some skepticism on the need for boosters in younger children given the reduced risk of severe infection and hospitalization in the age group. Pfizer and BioNTech have filed for the clearance of a 10-microgram booster dose for children 5 to 11 years. Adults receive a 30-microgram dose of the vaccine. The primary two-dose COVID-19 shot from Pfizer and BioNTech was authorized in the United States for children 5 to 11 years in October. The U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) in January authorized the use of a third dose of the companies’ COVID-19 vaccine for children ages 12 to 15. The agency has also authorized a booster shot for children aged 5 through 11 years who are immunocompromised.

Rival Moderna Inc is still waiting for a decision from U.S. regulators on the use of its primary COVID-19 series among age groups under 18 years. It plans to submit an application to the FDA for the authorization of its COVID-19 vaccine among kids six months to five years by the end of April.

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You don’t count anymore if you don’t ban some people.

Wimbledon Will Allow Unvaccinated Players To Compete – But Not Russians (GBN)

Tennis players who are unvaccinated against Covid-19 will be allowed to participate at this year’s Wimbledon Championships, organisers have said. This clears the way for Novak Djokovic to compete, after the Serb was denied entry to the Australian Open earlier in the year due to his vaccination status. Djokovic said earlier this year he would be willing to skip tournaments if he requires vaccination, however officials have confirmed that he will not need to do so in order to compete at the grand slam. The UK Government left Wimbledon with “no viable alternative” but to ban Russian and Belarusian players from this year’s Championships, chairman Ian Hewitt told the All England Club’s spring briefing.

Expanding on last week’s announcement that Wimbledon and the preceding grass-court events would be the first individual tennis tournaments to bar players from the two countries, Hewitt said the club was left with only two options – an outright ban or forcing players to sign declarations condemning the invasion of Ukraine. He said: “The UK Government has set out directional guidance for sporting bodies and events in the UK with the specific aim of limiting Russia’s influence. “After lengthy and careful consideration, we came to two firm conclusions. First, even if we were to accept entries from Russian and Belarusian players with written declarations, we would risk their success or participation being used to benefit the propaganda machine of the Russian regime, which we could not accept.

“Second, we have a duty to ensure no actions we take should put players or their families at risk. We understand and deeply regret the impact this decision will have on all the people affected. “But we believe we have made the most responsible decision possible in the circumstances, and there is no viable alternative within the framework of the government’s position to the decision we have taken in this truly exceptional and tragic situation”.

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What a cesspool.

Alfa Bank Hoax Researchers Also Worked For Robert Mueller (Fed.)

The U.S. Department of Defense and private individuals pumping the Alfa Bank hoax also assisted former Special Counsel Robert Mueller’s investigation into Donald Trump for supposed collusion with Russia, newly discovered documents suggest. The Georgia Tech researchers embroiled in the Alfa Bank hoax prepared white papers for the U.S. Department of Defense about the Democratic National Committee hack and created a “Mueller List” on the Russian intelligence agency hackers, the newly obtained documents indicate. The white papers were prepared for the Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency (DARPA), a section of the U.S. Department of Defense. A recent dump of documents from Georgia Tech reveals that explosive detail and several other facts connected to the continuing special counsel investigation into Spygate. Here’s a rundown.

Last month, The Federalist first reported that Special Counsel John Durham’s team asked lead Georgia Tech researcher Manos Antonakakis: “‘Do you believe that DARPA should be instructing you to investigate the origins of a hacker (Guccifer_2.0) that hacked a political entity (DNC)?’” Antonakakis responded that that was a question for the DARPA director, an implied acknowledgment that yes, DARPA had asked him to investigate the hack. In response, DARPA’s chief of communications denied any involvement “in efforts to attribute the DNC hack.” “Dr. Antonakakis worked on DARPA’s Enhanced Attribution program, which did not involve analysis of the DNC hack,” DARPA spokesman Jared Adams told the Washington Examiner.

Adams further told the Washington Examiner that “DARPA was not involved in efforts to attribute the Guccifer 2.0 persona, nor any involvement in efforts to attribute the origin of leaked emails provided to Wikileaks.” But now an email obtained by The Federalist indicates Georgia Tech researchers drafted a series of white papers for DARPA, including on the “DNC attack attribution,” and on what they called a “Mueller List” of “domains and indicators related” to DNC hackers. The email dated July 23, 2021 followed Durham dropping a second subpoena on Georgia Tech for more documents related to its investigation of the Alfa Bank hoax and other related issues. (More on that subpoena below). In that email, a lawyer representing David Dagon, the second Georgia Tech researcher involved in the Alfa Bank hoax who also worked on the DARPA Enhanced Attribution program, shared a list of “documents/data sources” Dagon believed would be responsive to the subpoena of Georgia Tech documents.

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Soros keeps shaping the world he’ll never live in.

Soros-funded Group Works Behind The Scenes With Biden Admin On Policy (Fox)

A secretive group backed by millions of dollars from liberal billionaire George Soros is working behind the scenes with President Biden’s administration to shape policy, documents reviewed by Fox News show. Governing for Impact (GFI), the veiled group, boasts in internal memos of implementing more than 20 of its regulatory agenda items as it works to reverse Trump-era deregulations by zeroing in on education, environmental, health care, housing and labor issues. “Open Society is proud to support Governing for Impact’s efforts to protect American workers, consumers, patients, students and the environment through policy reform,” Tom Perriello, executive director of Soros’ Open Society Foundations, told Fox News Digital.

“Their work gives voice to people often overlooked in a regulatory environment too often dominated by corporate interests,” he continued. “Our support for Governing for Impact’s work is publicly available on our website and we are transparent about our enthusiasm for their victories for American workers and families.” GFI, however, works to remain secretive. It is invisible to internet search engines like Google (an unrelated “Govern for Impact” is the only group that appears in a search). No news reports or press releases appear on its existence outside of a mention of its related action fund in a previous Fox News article on the $1.6 billion Arabella Advisors-managed dark money network, to which it is attached. But as the group attempted to conceal its operations, it sought talent on Harvard Law School’s website, which was discoverable. The posting, which no longer appears on the site, was for legal policy internships.

The Harvard advert said the group was established to prepare the Biden administration for a “transformative governance” and that it had produced “more than 60 in-depth, shovel-ready regulatory recommendations” for dozens of federal agencies. The listing also contained an email address ending in “@governingforimpact.org,” which is the group’s website that can only be accessed by those who know the URL. According to its website, Rachael Klarman, a Harvard Law School grad, steers the group. Her father, Michael Klarman, is a professor at Harvard Law and also has ties to progressive advocacy groups. He is an advisory board member of the left-wing dark money judicial group Take Back the Court. Last year, Sen. Sheldon Whitehouse, D-RI, invited him to testify before Congress on dark money’s “assault” on the judiciary system.

“Governing for Impact is the perfect example of the Left’s fake outrage over ‘dark money’ in politics,” said the Capital Research Center’s Parker Thayer, who discovered the group and alerted Fox News. “As a ‘fiscally sponsored’ dark money project that writes and pushes regulations from the shadows, hidden from the public and funded by one billionaire foundation, GFI embodies everything the Left pretends to abhor.” “Governing for Impact conducts and shares research designed to help ensure that the federal government works more effectively for everyday working Americans, not just for members of industry groups that have long devoted vast resources to pursuing their own policy agendas,” Rachael Klarman told Fox News. “We were founded in 2019 and have developed detailed regulatory recommendations for multiple federal agencies, which are published on our website,” she said.

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“Joe Biden agreed to pay son Hunter’s legal fees for his deal with a Chinese government-controlled company..”

Financial Records Reveal Joe Biden Had $5.2 Million In Unexplained Income (DM)

Joe Biden agreed to pay son Hunter’s legal fees for his deal with a Chinese government-controlled company, emails reveal. The revelation ties the president even closer to Hunter’s overseas business dealings – and makes his previous claims that he never discussed them with his son, even less plausible. Joe was able to pay the bills after earning millions of dollars through his and his wife’s companies after he left office as vice president. Some of the wave of cash came from their book deals and speaking engagements. But the president’s financial filings reveal that he declared almost $7million more income on his tax returns than he did on his government transparency reports, an analysis by DailyMail.com of the president’s financial records shows.

Some of that difference can be accounted for with salaries earned by First Lady Jill Biden and other sums not required on his reports – but still leaves $5.2million earned by Joe’s company and not listed on his transparency reports. The ‘missing millions’ – combined with emails on Hunter’s abandoned laptop suggesting Joe would have a 10% share in Hunter’s blockbuster deal with the Chinese – raise a troubling question: did Joe Biden receive money from the foreign venture? In January 2019, Hunter’s assistant Katie Dodge wrote an email to book-keeper Linda Shapero and Biden aide Richard Ruffner, saying Joe had agreed to pay his hundreds of thousands of dollars of bills. ‘I spoke with Hunter today regarding his bills. It is my understanding that Hunt’s dad will cover these bills in the short-term as Hunter transitions in his career,’ Dodge said.

The assistant attached a spreadsheet of bills with the email, totaling $737,130.61. One of the last items was $28,000 in legal fees for the ‘restructuring’ of Hunter’s joint venture with the government-controlled Bank of China. The spreadsheet listed the bill as ‘Faegre Baker Daniels: BHR Restructuring’ costing $28,382 and due ‘ASAP’. BHR (‘Bohai Harvest RST’) is a private equity firm and one of Hunter’s two major Chinese business ventures. The joint venture was co-owned by the state-controlled Bank of China. Hunter’s personal attorney, George Mesires, is a partner at Faegre Baker Daniels, now called Faegre Drinker. A separate October 2018 invoice from the law firm shows Hunter spent a total $68,933.41 on the ‘restructuring’ beginning in September 2016.

The same year Joe took on these bills from Hunter, he promised that ‘No one in my family will have an office in the White House, will sit in on meetings as if they are a cabinet member, will, in fact, have any business relationship with anyone that relates to a foreign corporation or a foreign country.’ Yet not only did Hunter hold on to his 10% share of BHR through 2021, confirmed by White House press secretary Jen Psaki last February, the emails also indicate Joe knew about it, and even agreed to pay Hunter’s legal fees for the firm. The bills also include $412,309.23 in unpaid taxes dating back to 2015.

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    Raphael The miraculous draught of fishes 1515   • A Recap Of The War In Ukraine (Gonzalo Lira) • Possible Romanian-Ukrainian Joint Offensive On T
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    Raphael The miraculous draught of fishes 1515

    Gorgious and rich in color and the story of The Christ…

    I was a bit taken aback by the word cartoon in describing this work by Raphael…

    Definition of cartoon (MW)
    1: a preparatory design, drawing, or painting (as for a fresco)

    Thanks Ilargi; another learning experience in the world and it’a art…

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    Dr. D
    Participant

    A “draught” or a “drought”? Did we raise the house or raze it?

    “I can’t believe what you say, because I see what you do.” That should be (about) Alec Baldwin. (long story, probably not worth wasting time on)

    “Germany Approves Tanks for Ukraine”
    “Rabobank: US Is Seeking Escalation into Permanent Economic War, and Russia Will Respond in Kind”

    Oh goodness golly. Please do not do this thing. And get punched in the face with your failure. Now Russia will have to target Germany as well as the United States. Expect a chemical plant fire.

    “World’s Top Ship Manager Urges NATO to Escort Commercial Ships through Black Sea”

    Except “NATO” are the ones who are sinking them/arranging for them to be sunk.

    You also won’t need any because Russia is going to close all shipping on the eastern side of Europe.

    “Twitter Suspends Mary Magdalene’s Account Citing Misinformation that Jesus Has Risen” –BBee

    “Freedom Loving Americans Now Hope that Elon Musks Buys FBI” – BBee

    “WASHINGTON, D.C.—In a sudden and unexplained change of heart, the Democrat party is now calling for the immediate regulation of Big Tech platforms, which they say have become too powerful now.
    “We have decided, for reasons completely unrelated to certain news about Elon Musk, that the time has come to regulate the terrible scourge of Big Tech,” said House Speaker Nancy Pelosi in a press conference. “For too long, we have allowed these unaccountable platforms to censor free speech and endanger democracy. We are calling for immediate regulation of Twitter and all other social media.” –BBee Muh, private company.

    Also in the BBee: “VP Harris Has COVID”

    J/k, it’s real. Everyone who has the vaccine gets Covid while the rest of us don’t. That should be a joke, or maybe a warning, but they can’t tell truth from fiction, fantasy from reality.

    Also in the Bee: “Elon Musk has become the most powerful person in the world”

    …Just kidding, also real. Apparently owning Twitter lets you rig elections or something? In any case, if you allow 6 billionaires to concentrate all media it’s bad for Democracy. Jeff Bezos says. Published in a outlet that is owned by an arms manufacturer. (Or was. GE owned NBC.)

    “60% of Americans Have Covid Antibodies, CDC says.” –CNN

    Keeping their perfect record of wrongness. First: no testing, no evidence. They have no idea. Never bothered to get any, yet, nor a single public test for it, two years later, knowing natural immunity is superior and lasting. Second, 60% probably had antibodies in 2021. Third, It’s a computer model, and those are always wrong. 25M dead anyone? Fourth, EVERYONE has antibodies since Omicron was a de facto airborne vaccine. And Fifth: so what? 0.003% of healthy under-70 people died of it. More than choking on a chicken bone, but not by much.

    Crashing the market, 30% drop in loans, Powell has rates at 1% for his entire tenure. People said he should raise over a year ago. He’s maybe 60 hikes behind the curve. (3% to 18%, in 25bp motions). Inflation is 20% against their single mandate of steady prices. And the Fed is not responsible for this? They’re going to shrug it off? Or after they make the market crash +30%? And cause a housing collapse? Yes, probably they will plan it, do it, cause it, and get away with it; they’ve done this for 100 years, just slightly faster and worse each time.

    Russell Brand says we have hyperinflation of the Culture, Principle, and Trust markets: they’re no longer worth anything. That’s a good observation as they universally follow the corruption of the money markets.

    Anyway “Powell acted as if this inflation freight train just came out of nowhere. Nobody expected it and there was nothing anybody could do about it.”

    I mean, print $3 Trillion, $3,000,000,000,000.00 dollars and keep rates (let me check) 10% under the market for twenty years, eighty financial quarters, and then go: Inflation, wot?

    Schiff continues: “Everybody says we’ve got this hawkish Fed that’s really aggressive. They’re not aggressive. They’re not hawkish. If they really were aggressive and hawkish, they wouldn’t just be talking about rate hikes. They would have already hiked rates by way more than 25 basis points.”

    Yes, if they were merely average they’d hike by 1,500 basis points. Fifteen-hunned. A Leeeeeeetle behind the curve. Teensy-tinsy bit off the estimates. And still justa talkin’, talkin’, talkin’. Yap yap yap. Talk about: Jerry Rigged.

    Speaking of talking: “YouTube CEO Susan Wojcicki Receives “Free Expression” award From YouTube”

    Yes, YouTube CEO gave the YouTube CEO the YouTube CEO award. There is nothing one can say crazier or more satirical than what they are already doing. Without realizing it; having no self-awareness.

    And about CEO’s: “Twitter’s Top Lawyer Breaks Down in Tears During Musk Takeover Meeting”

    The Feelz, the feelz. But to be honest, I cried when that happened too. Tears of joy at hearing her crying.

    “Gadde – who’s described as Twitter’s ‘moral authority’ – broke down in tears on Monday, Politico reported.”

    Yes, because she’s a complete failure. And has failed. More importantly, now everyone knows she’s a failure who failed. Ego. Now she –CAN– recover and do something useful like grow beets or clean toilets. That’s what the rest of us do. But: EGO. It’s her ego that’s bruised, not her ‘self’. That’s why I don’t fret about needling her about it. Shame is good. Shame works. It’s okay to point and laugh as an example to others.

    Twitter locked down the ability of its employees to make changes”

    Because they don’t trust their employees? So you’re saying Twitter employees just do whatever they like and don’t take orders? While they had the power to ban people? I think they should let them and fire them. Abbot had the better idea: move the whole company to Texas. New employees, or mostly. And faaaaaaaar cheaper rates and office spaces. How about Iowa?

    Questionable ethics? Those words actually left a Twitter employee’s pie-hole? After being owned by a Saudi Prince + BlackRock. Run by a board with no stock, posting ISIS and banning Presidents?

    Baker probably flipped as soon as they talked to him, back in 2017. But “flipped” in the legal-weasel sense. He has no morals, so he has no sides. Only self. They are proceeding with the HRC case though, which means they finally have the timing lined up. That’s for the attack and the collapse, which is pretty clear even to us nobodies right now. No food, no gas, FANG stocks and loan originations down 30% in a week? It’ll be hard to blame Durham for the crater now.

    “Noting that the epidemic was under control and that vaccination levels were high,”

    Like Australia,”under control” as in higher than 2020 and 2021 by multiples and all the patients the vaccinated? Or what?

    “Pfizer Seeks Authorization of COVID-19 Booster Shot for Ages 5 to 11 (R.)”

    After releasing all the docs that show A) it didn’t work B) it harmed people C) the science was mostly made up and D) they knew it from the start.

    What can I say? Parents murdering their children is all the rage today. If you want to be one of the cool parents, you just have to have that 24th trimester abortion. I volunteer little Jimmy today, I wouldn’t want a “dislike” ratio on YouTube or anything.

    “You don’t count anymore if you don’t ban some people.”

    As they have no internal reality, only Twitter reality, their value is established by excluding others. Often by class, but in this case by race. Because they’re elitist, racist, anti-tolerant, and anti-diversity. One simply MUST exclude others from the party. Otherwise, what’s the point of having one?

    “Soros keeps shaping the world he’ll never live in.”

    He’s a true believer in his religion of murder. His dream is to stand before his god and hear “well done, my good and faithful servant”. …Problem being, WHICH god?

    Oh and it’s all a conspiracy theory because we can read the open documents they’re very proud of. Not in this particular NGO, but there are many others.

    “Financial Records Reveal Joe Biden Had $5.2 Million In Unexplained Income (DM)”

    Don’t be silly: don’t you know Hunter Biden is one of the world’s top artists and painters? I’m sure some rich guy paid him millions for some very good work.

    “The same year Joe took on these bills from Hunter, he promised that ‘No one in my family will have an office in the White House, will sit in on meetings as if they are a cabinet member,”

    Yes, but to be fair, he was lying.

    “Destroying crops” Yup, they’re now going for a Holodomor. Pretty clear absolutely everywhere. It’s their god and religion whatcha gonna do? Freedom of religion to ethnically cleanse millions and all that. Like last time. Welp, people like it. I see flags sprouting like mushrooms in deep, heart-felt support. They hear water and fertilizer have been shut off and yawn.

    So what’s been happening in Ukraine lately, that “mostly peaceful” country?

    Have to disagree with Edward Slavsquat from Monday, he has just brazen oversights about Russia. “Russia went into Crimea in 2014 without a clear plan” and winged it. Um, Edward? RUSSIA WAS ALREADY IN CRIMEA. There was no need for a plan because A) they already owned it as an extended military base and B) the Crimeans would vote 90% to join and they did. That you don’t know that is both weird and disturbing. Similar to “Russia isn’t in a position to intercept the flow of Western arms…The trucks are unmarked and Russia’s fleet of armed drones is tiny anyway. It doesn’t have a way to loiter and have permanent eyes in the sky” Except for their 365 days a year satellites, I guess? That can read the wrapper on your cigarette? I mean, except for that, and the ability to know where new arms are held and blow them up in the hanger before deployed, they can’t see anything at all. No one knows how much is being sent and intercepted, but they don’t seem to have any problems about it at present, without opening the entire West side of an enormous nation to military force. He also claims Putin has never said a single word on why Russia is there when he’s written long, tedious speeches on it going back years. Ed is not a serious person, so then he gives me grave doubts about his competency concerning Russian ability, or Ukrainian readiness, even with Western billions coming in. Sure some of his points are valid, but he doesn’t offer to solve the problems he points out either. He says Russia is mishandling the forces but gives no indication he’s aware that there are other theatres the West will attack from. He wants the war escalated immediately although that is also the prayed-for hope of NATO, and doesn’t seem aware that such escalation will likely be met with alarm and galvanization, and certainly matching escalation. He shows no awareness that the West is crippled and may collapse into their own problems if allowed to. He’s unaware of biolabs although widely reported with specific evidence, also that Ze was massing a ethnic cleansing mass-murdering blitzkrieg in the south, indicating that perhaps Russia may have had no intent but also no choice. He thinks knocking out the rail stations is nothing, when really it’s the electric locomotives and the electric source for them. Like other Americans he believes in the supremacy of money to create matter from ether, solve all problems, and get things done. Money is not reality. It is the accounting ledger for reality. And so on. Ed is not a real voice on this matter. It’s like listening to someone slightly more informed than average…in a sports bar in New Jersey. I have enough of that type of voice already.

    Speaking of mass death and genocide, did I just read that opioid deaths went from 30,000 to 71,000 last year? #Winning. Let’s keep that border open.

    “Pentagon Blasts Russia’s Nuclear War Rhetoric & Charge of Proxy War as “Dangerous”

    Classic form, Pentagon worried about WORDS and signaling as dangerous, meanwhile ACTUALLY sending an ACTUAL $3B in weapons and heavy artillery = not dangerous. Ideas are real, actual deaths are not real. Because: Reality is only in my mind. I am all. I am God himself.

    Although that’s the worst of course, not just there: “Former EBay Exec Pleads Guilty to Harassment Campaign against Newsletter Critical of the Company: Executives at eBay had become “frustrated with the newsletter’s tone and content, and with the tone and content of comments posted.”

    They didn’t like the COMMENTS section? From the PUBLIC? Maybe you should make your company not SUCK instead? Instead of you know, committing a misdemeanor? Words are violence. Opinions are treason. Therefore it is only right and just to meet bad opinions with violent, deadly force.

    “Tone-Deaf MSNBC Pundit Says Musk-Run Twitter Could Be Manipulated for Political Reasons”

    Wot? Muh private company! Private companies and oligarchic billionaires can do election rigging? But the election was the most honest ever! Where 110% of people registered, voted. Vs “Time” magazine who published their major article gloating about how private companies and oligarchic billionaires colluded to rig the election for themselves and against the people.

    Speaking of free speech, of all the ink spilt on the Twitter buy: “It would kinda dope if Musk bought Twitter and just shut it off…. Lol” –Ice T.

    Think of all the man-hours saved to do something useful!

    #106900
    Veracious Poet
    Participant

    #106901
    boilingfrog
    Participant

    In a “shaking my head in a sad way” funny, I have been called “too cynical” by my family and some acquaintances. Seriously.

    RIM lays it out in today’s posting as if presenting in a court of law:

    Twitter is bought by a zillionaire who opened up his space collection to help Ukraine and it will probably lead to some “space combat”…

    …as his newest “morally pure as the driven snow” legal staff, Ms. Gadde, cries while she simultaneously hires a former FBI lawyer who’s thick in the middle of an investigation of election tampering through the conspiratorial (let’s not beat around the bush with terms) development and (conspiratorial) spread of misinformation.

    In the middle of all this is the (certain to be conspiracy) cynical abuse of “lawyer-client” privilege in order to hide, or attempt to hide, the misinformation from prying “rule of law” eyes, and then using Twitter to slap down anything that escaped their clutches.

    Yep! Got it. I’M the cynical one…

    #106902
    zerosum
    Participant

    Dr. D @ #106896
    Ignorance is bliss
    Truth, …. blackmail …. or …… or ….. Economic War ….. bullshit ….

    My money is on kids going insane because every word they’ve ever heard is a lie.

    Every adult that ever spoke is a liar.”

    The problem can occur in those kids that realize that everything was a lie and that they want to search/know the truth.

    The problem is worst in adults who realize that their lives have been a lie.

    (eg.
    • Elon Musk Slams Twitter’s Top Lawyer (DM
    • Durham To Call Former FBI General Counsel James Baker (Fox)
    • Denmark Suspends Covid Vaccination Campaign (IP))
    ———-
    One more GPS
    Needed for WWIII

    https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Satellite_navigation
    • Ukraine Is Using Elon Musk’s Starlink For Drone Strikes (DW)

    A satellite navigation system with global coverage may be termed a global navigation satellite system (GNSS). As of September 2020, the United States’ Global Positioning System (GPS), Russia’s Global Navigation Satellite System (GLONASS), China’s BeiDou Navigation Satellite System,[1] and the European Union’s Galileo[2] are fully operational GNSSs. Japan’s Quasi-Zenith Satellite System (QZSS) is a (US) GPS satellite-based augmentation system to enhance the accuracy of GPS, with satellite navigation independent of GPS scheduled for 2023.[3] The Indian Regional Navigation Satellite System (IRNSS) plans to expand to a global version in the long term.
    ——————-

    #106903
    Oroboros
    Participant

    Durham needs to saw Sussmann’s legs off in public and leave him as road kill.

    He’s the thread that Durham needs pull to unravel the sweater.

    Looks like he’s going there.

    We’ll see.

    Also as I remember, there is bad blood between Durham and James Comey via Robert Mueller and the Whitey Bulger fiasco. A lot of dick waving behind the scenes, grudges needing to be settled. Scores need to be tallied.

    There’s an empty gibet down by the crossroads with Sussmann’s name on it.

    #106904
    Dr D Rich
    Participant

    Alfabank article reveals more than what our host says “what a cesspool”!
    This article reveals the depth breadth and extent of the RICO case developed by Durham. I’d also venture, by the absence of everything-Obama in 1-Durham’s casefile and 2-no mention of Obama in any subpoena testimony that the Gov’t is ALL IN for protecting the CIAs role and Big Guy Barack Obama. Clearly, every player, each witness and Durham himself know Barack Obama has been indemnified by higher authority.

    So, who or what is the Higher Authority that can make A. Congress in the 2 Trump impeachments B. ongoing January 6th Non-insurrection Investigation C. FISA court corruption by Democrats for political expediency D. MSMs nonstop gaslighting of Trump and Trump’s supporters E. CIA in its surveillance and plant/manufacturing of evidence against the Trump campaign/presidency F. DoD in its destructive debacles in Afghanistan and Ukraine…..all dance to the same drummer.

    Critical excerpts from the article:

    1. fairly large file of Trump related materials’ that had been assembled for production to the office of Special Counsel Robert [Mueller] or the DOJ.”
    “We are unable to locate such a file,”
    (Of course they did none of this “unable to find the file horseeshit” for free)

    2. DARPA-funded research on the Yota domains was shared with Joffe or other outsiders.
    (Next time Defense Department folks exercise the states secrets/it’s classified/national security exception to answering a question just hit them with this new precedent)

    3. Further, the data provided to the CIA was deceptive by omission and peddled to trigger a CIA investigation of the sitting president of the United States of America.
    (The very heart of RICO, racketeer influenced and corrupt organizations act which makes the January 6th Insurrection Congressional Investigation a “crime in furtherance of an ongoing criminal enterprise”)

    #106905
    zerosum
    Participant

    https://www.zerohedge.com/markets/four-european-gas-buyers-fold-russian-demands-pay-gas-rubles
    Four European Buyers Fold To Russian Demands, Pay For Gas In Rubles, As EU Threatens Companies
    BY TYLER DURDEN

    Update(0918ET): Is Europe starting to panic amid cracks in a ‘unified European front’? It appears so, based on a press briefing in Brussels by European Commission President Ursula von der Leyen, who said:

    “Its’ very clear and the request from the Russian side to pay in rubles is a unilateral decision and not according to the contracts,” and further “Companies with such contracts should not accede to the Russian demands. This would be a breach of the sanctions so a high risk for the companies.”

    She also denounced this “as an instrument of blackmail” after the Gazprom suspension of gas to Poland and Bulgaria. “This is unjustified and unacceptable,” she said earlier in the day. “And it shows once again the unreliability of Russia as a gas supplier.”

    #106906
    Oroboros
    Participant

    The Poles are creating more jokes about themselves as we speak.

    Their winter blankets are too short so they cut off 10 inches on the bottom and sew it to the tops.

    Crying in their Goldwasser, at least they can pay for a stiff drink in Euros instead of Rubles.

    Well played sirs!

    .

    #106907
    Curlene48
    Participant

    VP … Brilliant poster. But of course I cannot share it with most of my friends, who buy into “The Narrative”.

    #106908

    If you don’t pick your friends wisely, you may find yourself abetting a bank robbery one night when you thought you were just out for a joyride.
    It’s clever to open another front in Ukraine, but it sure is nasty. Poor Moldova.

    #106909
    generic
    Participant

    Surprise, surprise, Elon.

    #106910
    Mr. House
    Participant

    Is personally blocking someone bad? Or removing entire accounts or posts because you don’t like what they saying? What happened in the past few years with twitter wasn’t about personally blocking things you don’t like, i mean thats fine and makes sense. Its blocking stuff because you don’t want other people to hear it that seems more like a problem to me.

    #106911
    generic
    Participant

    My guess is that this is just the beginning. Some people are going to start waging war on Elon through Twitter, and he will remove them. He might have to hire a staff to block and remove “disinformation” about Elon.

    #106912
    zerosum
    Participant

    Its blocking stuff because you don’t want other people to hear it that seems more like a problem to me.
    optional tools
    Truck convoy in Ottawa – use war mesure act/jail/seisure of bank accounts/trucks
    Truck convoy in USA – use shunning/ignore
    Thunder convoy in Ottawa this weekend -use insults/belittleling/threats from leaders/snob

    #106914
    Doc Robinson
    Participant

    • Pfizer Seeks Authorization of COVID-19 Booster Shot for Ages 5 to 11 (R.)

    Attempting to boost the lagging sales of the booster shots in the US.
    Less than half of the fully-vaxxed took their chances with a booster shot,
    despite the media blitz and government messaging.
    70% of the population are booster-less. Good for them!

    US Coronavirus vaccine tracker
    Data Updated Apr 17

    At least 256,777,441 people or 77% of the population have received at least one dose.
    Overall, 218,907,165 people or 66% of the population are considered fully vaccinated.
    Additionally, 99,460,652 people or 30% of the population have received a booster dose.

    https://usafacts.org/visualizations/covid-vaccine-tracker-states/

    #106915
    Mr. House
    Participant

    ” Some people are going to start waging war on Elon through Twitter”

    That’s fine. I just wish the Left would declare war, like they’ve been waging on everyone else for sometime now. They punch you, then hide behind the .gov

    Children!

    #106916
    Mr. House
    Participant

    Makes sense i suppose, since they look at .gov as a parent figure. When i was young at a certain point you were told to fight your own battles. Guess some people were never told that, along with respect isn’t given, its earned. Oh well

    #106917
    Dora
    Participant

    Malone writing about the World Economic Forum.

    https://rwmalonemd.substack.com/p/wef-a-trade-organization-on-steroids

    #106919
    zerosum
    Participant


    musings – a period of reflection

    Truth teller – . One who has a grip on reality the way most people see it
    Pacifier – something that makes people calm when they are angry or upset

    The majority believe that they know the truth and that the minority are wrong.

    The minority believe that they know the truth and that the majority are wrong.

    truth seeker
    What people think it means:
    someone who is strong-willed to seek the truth in everything.

    What it actually means: A strongly opinionated individual who only thinks their point-of-view is correct and dismisses other people’s perspectives, often merely just to demonstrate their grandiloquence. The real so-called “truth seekers” would never even call themselves that. Anyone who goes by this pseudonym on the internet is likely a snob/tryhard.

    Critical thinking
    is the act of analyzing facts to understand a problem or topic thoroughly. The critical thinking process typically includes steps such as collecting information and data, asking thoughtful questions and considering/analyzing possible/multiple solutions.

    #106920
    Bishko
    Participant

    I hope everyone is enjoying the Fourth Turning. BTW the rollover into the First Turning has been postponed by the ruling classes.

    #106921
    upstateNYer
    Participant

    @boilingfrog: “Twitter is bought by a zillionaire who opened up his space collection to help Ukraine …”

    I actually have no problem with Musk opening his satellites to Ukraine. He’s a businessman. He has a product. Someone asked to use it. He let them. Seems a nice change from the businesses that base their business decisions on politics, especially the woke politics. Maybe Musk isn’t taking sides? Idk, I don’t pay attention. But maybe if Russia had asked, Musk would open the satellites to them as well.

    As far as Musk blocking someone on Twitter – individuals block others all the time. No big deal. That’s their prerogative. Has nothing to do with Twitter bans/deletions impacting free speech. Just how dumb are these twit-f*cks anyhow? People need to put out the fire that’s raging in their hair and get a grip. Musk’s a big boy. He seem pretty brilliant. He’ll figure out the Twitter thing. Get out the popcorn. Should be interesting. But definitely not worth burning your hair off over.

    #106922
    WES
    Participant

    I just hope everyone remembers the real reason why Pfizer and Modonera want their child vaccines approved.
    Approval means they achieve 100% legal immunity for the harm their vaccines caused. And they will get too.

    April 26th was a very bad day for the Ukrainian armed forces. In just one missile strike they lost over 500 killed and over 300 injuried. The British suffered some losses too. Russians hacked local hospitals to confirm Ukrainian losses since the Ukrainians aren’t reporting this happened.

    I have been estimating the Ukrainian army has been losing at least 300 killed a day/2,000 per week. However this is probably way too low a number.
    Russia has been doing over 100 missile strikes a day, 240 air sorties a day, and 900 artillery target strikes a day.
    I think it is safe to say the Russians would not launch a costly missile or air strike, unless there were some Ukrainians at the strike target. Assuming 1 Ukrainian per strike, that is at least 340 dead per day.
    Add the 900 artillery target strikes. The Russians don’t just lobby 1 shell at a target. They completely bracket a target! That means tons of shells on one target! Then they drone it again and if anything remains or moves, they shell it some more until there is nothing left to shell! So Russian artillery is probably taking out at least one Ukrainian per target, or 900 dead per day.
    So potentially 1,240 Ukrainians could be departing earth each day.

    Every day nothing appears to be happening in the Ukraine. But one day something will suddenly happen because no army simply can afford to lose that many men per day and not crack at some point.

    Meanwhile the spring mud is drying up.

    The last statistics I saw indicate Russia is using in the Ukraine:
    12% of it’s soldiers
    10% of it’s airforce
    7% of it’s tanks
    5% of it’s missiles
    No wonder they are losing!

    #106923
    zerosum
    Participant

    https://www.zerohedge.com/military/russia-says-it-destroyed-large-batch-western-weapons-ship-launched-missiles
    Russia Says It Destroyed “Large Batch” Of Western Weapons With Ship-Launched Missiles
    Russia’s Defense Ministry (MoD) announced Wednesday that its forces have taken out a large batch of weapons and ammunition that had been shipped to Kiev by outside Western countries.

    Specifically, Russian warships launched Kalibr missiles from the Black Sea, targeting and destroying a military warehouse said to contain “a large batch of foreign weapons and ammunition, supplied by the US and European countries to the Ukrainian army,” according to the MoD statement. While not acknowledged by the Ukrainians or US, it comes after the Kremlin vowed to target Western arms transfers into the country.

    https://t.me/intelslava/26979
    On April 26 at 11:00 a.m., a Kalibr cruise missile hit a secret neo-Nazi training center disguised on the territory of the Zaporozhye aluminum plant.

    Up to 1,500 militants were trained on its territory under the leadership of 60 British mercenaries, as well as British SAS troops. The fact of the attack is carefully concealed by the Ukrainian intelligence agency.

    A cyberattack carried out by our units on the servers of healthcare institutions in the Zaporozhye region made it possible to collect information on the number of those killed and wounded.

    So far 523 killed and 347 wounded.
    t.me/intelslava
    /26979

    #106924
    zerosum
    Participant

    For a lot of reasons……There exist a lot of people who would supply the GPS location to the Russians.

    #106927
    aspnaz
    Participant

    Twitter thread turned into an article by MoA.

    The site that banned comments from anyone expressing doubts that Covid was a real pandemic. Shame.

    #106930
    Veracious Poet
    Participant

    Well, tried several times to post some updates about Ukraine from Intel Slava, but all were blocked 😕

    #106932
    Veracious Poet
    Participant

    Word salad with tomatoes…

    Macron pelted with tomatoes near Paris

    Hey, will you give us gas & fertilizer if we pay in Rubles?

    The EU will temporarily increase gas purchases from the Russian Federation through countries ready to pay in rubles to compensate for the cessation of supplies to Poland and Bulgaria, a TASS source said.

    10 European buyers of Russian gas have opened accounts with Gazprombank, and 4 have already paid for gas in rubles.

    Putin ordered to extend restrictions on the export of fertilizers to unfriendly countries until August 31, 2022, with the option of prolonging this decision in the future

    Italian energy company Eni is preparing to open ruble accounts in Russian bank Gazprombank, Bloomberg reports, citing sources.

    Mercs:

    A captured mercenary from Morocco, Brahim Saadoun. Saadoun

    Belarus introduced the death penalty for attempts to commit terrorist acts.

    The House of Representatives of the National Assembly of Belarus adopted in two readings amendments to the Criminal Code, according to which it is possible to apply the death penalty for attempted terrorist acts

    Armed people who attacked warehouses in the village of Kolbasna left for the territory of Ukraine.

    This statement was made at the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of Pridnestrovie.

    There is every reason to believe that the organizers of the attack are in Kyiv.

    Previously unknown people who arrived from Ukraine carried out several terrorist attacks, attacking the Ministry of State Security of the PMR and several objects in the Tiraspol region.

    New military-civilian administrations have been formed in the cities and districts of the Kherson region (under the control of the Russian military), Stremousov, deputy head of the military-civilian administration of the region, told RIA Novosti

    DPR can accommodate up to 10,000 prisoners of war – Ministry of Justice

    It is possible to “maintain, feed, warm, cure and work with 10,000 of them,” DPR Minister of Justice Sirovatko asked if there would be enough places for prisoners of war.

    Every day we show new killed and captured Vushniks, Ukrainian propaganda in response broadcasts the pederast Arestovich, who threatens to capture Tiraspol in half an hour.

    #106933
    Veracious Poet
    Participant

    Gave up on posting first batch of military updates, to post second batch of updates I had to remove the links 🙄

    #106934
    WES
    Participant

    About this new BRIC world order based upon commodities.

    This isn’t going to work out very well.
    Well this isn’t a very new idea at all.
    It has been tried before.
    ⁸8I am guessing the socialists have simply forgotten history.
    It is more like going backwards in time.
    This is what the British started doing way back in 1600 to build their empire!
    Remember the 13 Colonies could only export raw materials to Britain and buy finished goods from Britain.
    Then the Spanish, Portuguese, French, Dutch, Germans all copied the plan.
    I think they called it merchanitalism.

    Here is the biggest stumbling block in the Russian plan. China!
    China is big but they want to keep total control of their currency.
    While China is a big importer of raw materials, it is also a big exporter of manufactured goods and wants to maintain a trade surplus.
    This means the world has no way to earn Chinese currency in which to buy Chinese goods in Chinese currency.
    The only way China can maintain a trade surplus is if the western countries run trade deficits, especially the US.
    Thus China needs to trade in USDs.
    Not only that, China also pegs it’s currency and Hong Kong’s dollar to the USD!

    If one looks at trade between the four*8 BRIC countries, it amounts to about 3% of total world trade.
    That means the maximum trade these countries could do between themselves, without using the USD, is about 3% of total world trade.

    As bad as the USD is, everybody is still going to be using it because there is no other highly liquid currency available, other than the Euro.
    The new world order is but a socialist’s dream for now.

    #106935
    aspnaz
    Participant

    Has anyone else noticed the similarity between Zelensky and Greta?

    #106936
    WES
    Participant

    Aspnaz:

    Please remember that many small one man web sites had no choice but to limit covid coverage because otherwise they would have been kicked off by their big tech server hosts. Fear works.

    An example of this was the Conservative Tree House (CTH). They got shutdown by Word Press with no warning as part of big techs’ covid censorship. CTH had to set up their own server before they could come back on the internet. Wolf Street was another web site that allowed no covid coverage.

    #106937
    WES
    Participant

    Aspnaz:

    Well I know Russia paints a big white “Z” on all their military vehicles!
    I haven’t seen them use the letter “G” though.

    Both are puppets or as Lenin said “Useful Idiots”.

    #106938
    Veracious Poet
    Participant

    Looks like the U$ is extending the WOT into Ukraine…

    Russia now needs to occupy Kiev lightning fast before the U$ et al. turn it into a massive FOB 🙄

    The arrogance of the West is about to flatten EVERYTHING + increase the death count MASSIVELY!

    Last time posting on Ukraine matters.

    The United States lifted a number of restrictions on the transfer of intelligence information to Ukraine – Bloomberg

    The United States is considering the possibility of including the Russian Federation in its list of countries sponsoring terrorism in the light of events in Ukraine – Blinken.

    As a result of a long negotiation process, on April 27, Trevor Reed (USMC vet), sentenced to 9 years for attacking Russian policemen, was exchanged for pilot Konstantin Yaroshenko.

    Russia officially withdraws from the UN World Tourism Organization. Membership has already been suspended, leaving the organization completely will take a year.

    On April 26 at 11:00 a.m., a Kalibr cruise missile hit a secret neo-Nazi training center disguised on the territory of the Zaporozhye aluminum plant.

    Up to 1,500 militants were trained on its territory under the leadership of 60 British mercenaries, as well as British SAS troops. The fact of the attack is carefully concealed by the Ukrainian intelligence agency.

    A cyberattack carried out by our units on the servers of healthcare institutions in the Zaporozhye region made it possible to collect information on the number of those killed and wounded.

    So far 523 killed and 347 wounded.

    FSB officers in the Kupyansk district in the Kharkiv region

    Russian security forces are inspecting the houses of local residents. They are looking for weapons, ammunition and the remaining terrorist fighters.

    The German Ministry of Defense recognized the disaster: 60% of the equipment is not combat-ready

    “On paper, we have 350 Puma infantry fighting vehicles, 150 can be used. Of the 51 Eurocopter Tiger helicopters, only 9 are combat-ready,” said the head of the Bundeswehr, Christina Lambrecht.

    Ukrainian kamikaze UAVs tried to attack the Zaporozhye nuclear power plant

    Soldiers of the National Guard destroyed 2 UAVs of the Armed Forces of Ukraine in the Zaporozhye region. Their targets were the Zaporozhye NPP and the administration of Energodar.

    Two American mercenaries were seriously injured in Orekhovo

    Manus McCaffrey and Paul Gray – former US Army soldiers – fought as part of the Javelin ATGM crew on the side of the Ukrainian Armed Forces.

    And today at about 14.35 in the Orekhovo area they were in position, waiting for Russian tanks that were approaching the city from Novotishkovsky.

    It was at that moment that the allied forces began an artillery bombardment, and one of the shells landed near the position of the American mercenaries.

    Both received shrapnel wounds to the face, head and body, and a concrete wall behind which he was hiding also fell on a mercenary with the surname Gray.

    Currently, both Americans are in the hospital and apparently they will not be able to return to Orekhovo – the allied forces are already fighting inside the city.

    What a freakin’ nightmare!

    #106939
    aspnaz
    Participant

    WES said

    Please remember that many small one man web sites had no choice but to limit covid coverage because otherwise they would have been kicked off by their big tech server hosts.

    No explanation was given at the time by the proprietor and he could have done what many others did and post controversial pages without advertising. As a once loyal visitor I now chose to not visit that site.

    #106940
    Figmund Sreud
    Participant

    Well, it’s finally resonating in the West. The West is starting to pose following type question:

    ‘Commodity backed currencies to challenge $, ¥ and €? Seriously?’

    … some interesting comments in following vid:

    F.S.

    #106941
    Figmund Sreud
    Participant

    John Helmer Translations:

    The original here ( in Russian):
    https://spb.tsargrad.tv/articles/tajna-azovstali-kak-rossija-razygryvaet-kartu-oficerov-nato_535697

    … and the translation:

    RUSSIAN REPORTING ON THE SECRETS OF THE COMMAND BUNKER UNDERNEATH AZOVSTAL

    RUSSIAN REPORTING ON THE SECRETS OF THE COMMAND BUNKER UNDERNEATH AZOVSTAL

    F.S.

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