Apr 292022
 


Leonardo da Vinci (?) La Joconde nue or Monna Vanna 1515

 

The West Misled the Public on Russia’s War Strategy (SWP)
Letters from the Front (Faina Savenkova)
On Ukraine, the World Majority Sides With Russia Over US (Antiwar)
The Schrödinger Euros (Vilches)
Mounting Evidence Canada Trained Ukrainian Military Extremists (CTV)
1st Amendment: An Easy Way For Musk To Restore Free Speech on Twitter (Turley)
WaPo’s Repulsive Defense Of Twitter Execs Makes Even Elon Musk Look Good (Fed.)
France Introduces Digital ID Days After Macron’s Re-election (TCS)
As Europe Approves New Tech Laws, The US Falls Further Behind (NYT)
The Fragmented Trust in Public Health (Prasad)
COVID Vaccine Side Effects on Pregnant Women (ET)
The Sword & the Cross at Albright’s Funeral (CN)

 

 

 

 

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Lavrov: sanctions

 

 

“There is growing evidence that Russia used the previous stages of the war to prepare strategic ground for this one.”

The West Misled the Public on Russia’s War Strategy (SWP)

The events in Donbass appear to have caught prominent western military analysts by surprise, who were otherwise quick to affirm an inevitable Russian failure. The Institute for the Study of War (ISW) a known pessimist, was forced to concede on April 27th that Russia was making a “sounder pattern of operational movement” in Donbass and was even forced to admit that Ukrainian defenses in the north of the region were disorganized. Although the ISW continues to maintain that a broader Russian encirclement of the Ukrainian army won’t happen, it is difficult to see how Ukraine is going to turn the tide on this situation even with western support because they simply do not have the geographic advantage. Russia is gaining in the region every single day.

This speaks volumes about Russia’s strategy. When Moscow announced that it was withdrawing from the North and focusing on Donbass, this was marketed as a retreat and a failure, but on closer inspection it appears that the assault on this region was carefully planned in a logical sequence of preparatory steps. There is growing evidence that Russia used the previous stages of the war to prepare strategic ground for this one. Some people might have questioned: Why did Moscow not just charge into Donbass straight away? And seemingly went for Kyiv? And that’s a good question, and the answer is because with the highest concentration of Ukrainian forces there, “their best trained troops” as frequently eluded to, Russia would not have had the battlefield advantages or positions to push them back which they do now.

Before Russia proceeded with its current offensive on Donbass, it first undertaken a process of “shaping the battlefield” which involved distracting Ukraine by invading the North of the country (even if there was a hope Kyiv could be quickly encircled). As these multiple axis’ were opened, Russia then proceeded to invade from Crimea and seize Kherson oblast (to prevent a pre-emptive Ukrainian attack on the peninsula) and advanced into Zaporizhzhia (setting up a Southern launchpad). Mariupol was then encircled and cut off. These multiple fronts being opened allowed Russia to then invade Kharkiv and Luhansk Oblasts, which they then developed into a Northern flank with the capture of Izyum.

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People in the west must understand that the special military operation in Ukraine is seen as “essential” in Russia, and that this is closely linked to WWII, in which some 30 million Russians died. No, they really don’t like nazis. And they’re allergic to threats coming in through their western border.

Letters from the Front (Faina Savenkova)

Hello, great-grandfather Vasily! We are again on the eve of the Victory Day. And I want to ask your forgiveness. Forgive us for failing, forgetting about your exploits and war heroes. In the eternal disputes we have lost the main thing – our history. After all, you defended Moscow, froze in the Belarusian swamps, liberated Prague. And now they say that it was in vain. That your victory was an occupation, that Leningrad could have been surrendered, that I should pity the Nazis, and that the Victory Parade is a victory psychosis. Can I do that? Of course not!

Hello, Grandpa Miron! They told me how you were chasing the Banderovites through the forests of Ukraine without thinking about sleep or warmth. Liberating and slowly advancing. Seeing villages burned down by them and children killed. You got rid of these scum, not sparing your life. And now their descendants say they were heroes. And I am now supposed to say: “Glory to the heroes” and disown you, the Soviet soldier. They say they won the war, but as before they are fighting children and old people, destroying towns and villages, leaving behind scorched earth and ash on their boots. Can it be so, if only 77 years have passed since the Victory? It can. I’m sorry we couldn’t destroy them all.

Hello, great-grandmother Elsa. Sorry for the yellow star being in vogue again, only this time for the Russians. Now they say that a Russian is not a liberator, but a subhuman. How familiar. They used to say the same thing about you during the pogroms in Lviv and Kiev. Who gave them the right to decide who is worthy to be called a human and who is not? We did. By our indifference to our history.

Hello, Russian soldier! Forgive us for not being able to keep our world from war. We calmed down and thought that a peaceful life was forever, and that freedom is granted without a fight. It turned out that it wasn’t. Fascism is all around us. It is once again marching across our land, flashing its flags and chevrons of Azov, Aydar and the Right Sector. It is all around us. It is already here. And that is why you are again back in line, as you were in that terrible year of 41. You are a Chechen, a Bashkir, an Ossetian, an Abkhaz, an Ukrainian, a Buryat or a Belarusian. You are a Russian soldier, whoever you are! You came to defend those who are weak and helpless. You have come to win. Again and again. As once in the trenches of Stalingrad, so now in the steppes of Donbass.

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That’s about 165 countries.

On Ukraine, the World Majority Sides With Russia Over US (Antiwar)

The second pivotal event of 2014 was less noticed and in fact rarely mentioned in the Western mainstream media. In November of that year according to the IMF, China’s GDP surpassed that of the U.S. in purchasing power parity terms (PPP GDP). (This measure of GDP is calculated and published by the IMF, World Bank and even the CIA. Students of international relations like economics Nobel Laureate, Joseph Stiglitz, Graham Allison and many others consider this metric the best measure of a nation’s comparative economic power.) One person who took note and who often mentions China’s standing in the PPP-GDP ranking is none other than Russia’s President Vladimir Putin. From one point of view, the Russian action in Ukraine represents a decisive turn away from the hostile West to the more dynamic East and the Global South. This follows decades of importuning the West for a peaceful relationship since the Cold War’s end.

As Russia makes its Pivot to the East, it is doing its best to ensure that its Western border with Ukraine is secured. Following the Russian action in Ukraine, the inevitable US sanctions poured onto Russia. China refused to join them and refused to condemn Russia. This was no surprise; after all Putin’s Russia and Xi’s China had been drawing ever closer for years, most notably with trade denominated in ruble-renminbi exchange, thus moving toward independence from the West’s dollar dominated trade regime. But then a big surprise. India joined China in refusing to honor the US sanctions regime. And India kept to its resolve despite enormous pressure including calls from Biden to Modi and a train of high level US, UK and EU officials trekking off to India to bully, threaten and otherwise attempting to intimidate India. India would face “consequences,” the tired US threat went up. India did not budge.

India’s close military and diplomatic ties with Russia were forged during the anti-colonial struggles of the Soviet era. India’s economic interests in Russian exports could not be countermanded by US threats. Now India and Russia are now working on trade via ruble-rupee exchange. In fact, Russia has turned out to be a factor that put India and China on the same side, pursuing their own interests and independence in the face of US diktat. Moreover with trade in ruble-renminbi exchange already a reality and with ruble-rupee exchange in the offing, are we about to witness a Renminbi-Ruble-Rupee world of trade – a “3R” alternative to the Dollar-Euro monopoly? Is the world’s second most important political relationship, that between India and China, about to take a more peaceful direction? What’s the world’s first most important relationship?

it would probably be impossible for people to inhabit NYC for hundreds of years after a nuclear war. The life of Russia depends on stopping NATO

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“So Russia never gets to use such euros – which actually never see the light of day – and accordingly are not inflationary..”

“..should be considered the most childish proposal ever made in the history of trade..”

The Schrödinger Euros (Vilches)

What ? Payment in Rubles ?? Unthinkable, don´t even mention the word say EU officials and authorities. Instead, Europe has formally demanded to pay for Russian imports with Schrödinger euros as explained below. So it´s high time for psychiatrists to step in as the livelihood of 800 million Europeans depends on whatever this incredible set of un-elected delusional EU leaders decide. Let´s get this straight folks: the EU does not want to pay in Rubles – or gold — because it is playing cutie by pretending to “pay” for Russian imports for free. Be it natural gas, or oil, or coal or whatever Russian, instead of really “paying” the EU pretends to pull a “print & deposit + freeze & hide” wise-up gimmick. To make it clear for any audience, the above would be the equivalent of you pretending to “pay” at the check-out counter of any store with a photo of a fully sealed box that you say contains “money” that you will keep hidden at your home – unopened — as long as you want. Please allow me to explain the EU trickery in layman´s terms.

the “print & deposit + freeze & hide” seizure trick In the past, Russian imports were paid through run-of-the-mill bank transfers made to accounts of Russian exporters at EU banks. Now the EU leadership has mandated for such transfers to be instantly frozen as soon as received so that Russia – or anybody else for that matter – can´t use those euros. So, the ECB would now “print” euros with a keyboard 100% for free and then transfer such euros over to the Russian exporters bank accounts in the EU albeit now under “frozen” status. So Russia never gets to use such euros – which actually never see the light of day – and accordingly are not inflationary in any and every sense of the term as nobody else can use them either. Thus, by not entering into any economy at all in no way, shape, or form the EU outsmarts Heaven and Earth and gets to import Russian produce for free. Easy see ?

It´d be a “print & deposit + freeze & hide” seizure and expect-the-Russians-to-fall-for-it trick…as if they were K6 kids. Now of course I can hear the maniacs in charge arguing that this would only be “temporary” – of course — and that as soon as Russia gets out of Ukraine under “acceptable” terms – of course, yet again — everything will get back to yankee doodle normal. Enter then the “Schrödinger´s euros” whereby the hypothetical ´money´ should be considered to be simultaneously existent and non-existent… a-la-EU. In today´s commercial environment only a fool would accept a Schrödinger payment for anything — not even bubble gum – and should be considered the most childish proposal ever made in the history of trade.

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How many other countries do the same?

Mounting Evidence Canada Trained Ukrainian Military Extremists (CTV)

With mounting evidence pointing to the Canadian Armed Forces having trained members of Ukraine’s military who are also reported to be part of extremist groups, experts say Ottawa needs to strongly bolster its investigation and vetting of the soldiers it trains and arms in the embattled country. The Department of National Defence promised a thorough review of Canada’s mission in Ukraine after CTVNews.ca approached them for comment in October 2021, regarding a report from George Washington University that found extremists in the Ukrainian military were bragging about being trained by Canadians as part of Operation UNIFIER. The group in question – which calls itself Military Order Centuria, or simply Centuria, has links to the far-right Azov movement.

The Canadian military said they were alarmed by the report and denied any knowledge that extremists had taken part in training, adding that it does not have the mandate to screen the soldiers they train from other countries. In the month that followed, an investigation by the Ottawa Citizen found that not only did Canadian officials meet and get briefed by leaders from the Azov Battalion in 2018, they did not denounce the unit’s neo-Nazi beliefs – despite being warned about their views by their colleagues– and their main concern was that media would expose that the meeting had taken place. Officers and diplomats allowed themselves to be photographed with battalion officials which was then used online by Azov as propaganda. The federal government, which has spent more than $890 million training Ukrainian forces through Operation UNIFIER, has repeatedly stressed that it has not and will not ever train soldiers affiliated with Azov.

However, a recent investigation by Radio Canada into documents related to Canada’s mission in Ukraine found evidence that soldiers from the Azov regiment, identified by patches on their clothing and other insignias, have participated in training with the Canadian Armed Forces (CAF) as recently as 2020 at the western-backed Zolochiv training centre in Western Ukraine. In a series of messages to CTVNews.ca, a spokesperson for the Azov regiment currently fighting in Mariupol, Ukraine said they were excluded as a group from training with Canadian instructors in Op. UNIFIER but that they “wrote a program” for their own courses and “were instructors in all disciplines in the National Guard of Ukraine training centre,” confirming Radio Canada’s previous reporting.

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” If the government could not stop someone from speaking in a public forum like a town square, Twitter should not do so through private means.”

1st Amendment: An Easy Way For Musk To Restore Free Speech on Twitter (Turley)

Free speech can be undermined by private corporations as well as government agencies. This threat is even greater when politicians openly use corporations to achieve indirectly what they cannot achieve directly. Corporations clearly have free speech rights. Ironically, Democrats have long opposed such rights for companies, but they embrace such rights when it comes to censorship. The Democratic Party embraced corporate governance of free speech once these companies aligned themselves with their political agenda. Starbucks and every other company have every right to pursue a woke agenda. Social media companies, however, sell communications, not coffee. They should be in the business of free speech.

Democrats have continued to treat the First Amendment as synonymous with free speech, as a way to justify greater censorship. Just last week, former President Barack Obama spoke at Stanford to flog this false line. Obama started by declaring himself, against every indication to the contrary, to be “pretty close to a First Amendment absolutist.” He then called for the censorship of anything that he considered “disinformation,” including “lies, conspiracy theories, junk science, quackery, racist tracts and misogynist screeds.” He was able to do that by emphasizing that “The First Amendment is a check on the power of the state. It doesn’t apply to private companies like Facebook or Twitter.”

Well, what if it did? The Constitution does not impose the same standard on Twitter — but Musk could. He could order a new Twitter team to err on the side of free speech while utilizing First Amendment standards to maximize protections on the platform. In other words, if the government could not censor a tweet, Twitter would not do so. The key to such an approach is not to treat Twitter as akin to “government speech,” a category where the government has allowed major speech controls. Rather, tweets are very much as Musk has described them: akin to speech in “the digital town square.” If the government could not stop someone from speaking in a public forum like a town square, Twitter should not do so through private means.

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There’s James Baker again.

WaPo’s Repulsive Defense Of Twitter Execs Makes Even Elon Musk Look Good (Fed.)

At 3:03 a.m. Wednesday, the Post dropped its story on the matter: “Elon Musk boosts criticism of Twitter executives, prompting online attacks: The targeting of employees by Musk’s massive Twitter megaphone is a major concern for workers.” The horror only compounds from there. “Musk’s response Tuesday was the first time he targeted specific Twitter executives by using his nearly singular ability to call attention to topics that interest him,” intoned the Post. “Supporters of Musk, a prolific and freewheeling tweeter with 86 million followers, tend to pile on with his viewpoints.” To be clear, Musk never said anything specific about Gadde, except to imply her role in the decision to ban The New York Post was wrong — an opinion that isn’t controversial, and was publicly stated by Twitter’s previous CEO.

As for Baker, Musk was commenting on his previous conduct as a public official, which by any accurate assessment was defined by poor judgment. Regardless, “sounds bad” is not exactly committing to a definitive judgment of the man, much less in his current role at Twitter. (As for what it says that the FBI’s former general counsel went from a disgraceful role in a spy scandal meant to influence the 2016 election to a lucrative gig at a tech company perhaps best known for its clumsy and dishonest attempts to influence the 2020 election… well, let your imagination run wild. There’s no explanation that isn’t disheartening.)

Neither person was “targeted.” The entire story is more accurately restated by the Washington Post expressing shock and dismay that millionaire tech executives might find themselves receiving public criticism from billionaire tech entrepreneurs. That’s a pretty questionable premise for one of the nation’s most influential news outlets to endorse. As Mike Solana, no stranger to observing the tech industry, put it, “This is a country of over 300 million people. If the rule for acceptable criticism of powerful executives and state propagandists is ‘can’t lead to *someone else* saying something awful,’ you effectively end all vital dissent. Then, that is of course the point.”

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Schwab 2.0.

France Introduces Digital ID Days After Macron’s Re-election (TCS)

Just days after winning the federal election, President Emmanuel Macron authorized the creation of a digital ID for France. The “Digital ID Guarantee Service” (SGIN) was signed into decree following his victory over La Pen, which will allow France to be ‘compliant’ with the European Union’s digital ID. The backlash from the ‘Les Patriots’ group, which seeks independence from the EU, was immediate. “Just after the election, the government announces the launch of ‘a digital identity application’!” said leader Florian Philippot. “The goal: to put social credit in the Chinese way. Control and surveillance company!” [translated from French] “Let’s totally reject this app and fight by any means!”

Macron’s election victory has set off massive protests, wherein Macron has been pelted with tomatoes. France’s move towards a centralized digital ID, and the corresponding resistance from people concerned with a Chinese-style social credit system, is a conflict that’s intensifying in many countries throughout the world. Recently, for example, Nigeria blocked 73 million residents from making phone calls for not linking their cell phones to their national digital ID. In Italy, a municipal government just announced it’s rolling out a soft social credit score in the Fall, the first of its kind in Europe. Domestically, Canada hasn’t issued coercive tactics to this level, and provinces are torn on implementing a digital ID.

While Alberta and Ontario have already rolled theirs out, Saskatchewan recently scrapped its plan to launch one after polling citizens who wanted nothing to do with it. Instead, the provincial government now says they’ll monitor uptake and feedback from colleagues in other jurisdictions.

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Has the EU protested Twitter and Facebook censorship? If not, such laws have no credibility. Or use.

As Europe Approves New Tech Laws, The US Falls Further Behind (NYT)

In just the last few years, Europe has seen a sweeping law for online privacy take effect, approved far-reaching regulations to curb the dominance of the tech giants and Saturday reached a deal on new legislation to protect its citizens from harmful online content. For those keeping score, that’s Europe: 3, United States: 0. The United States may be the birthplace of the iPhone and the most widely used search engine and social network, and it could also bring the world into the so-called metaverse. But global leadership on tech regulations is taking place more than 3,000 miles from Washington, by European leaders representing 27 nations with 24 languages, who have nonetheless been able to agree on basic online protections for their 450 million or so citizens.

In the United States, Congress has not passed a single piece of comprehensive regulation to protect internet consumers and to rein in the power of its technology giants. It’s not for lack of trying. Over 25 years, dozens of federal privacy bills have been proposed and then ultimately dropped without bipartisan support. With every major hack of a bank or retailer, lawmakers have introduced data breach and security bills, all of which have withered on the vine. A flurry of speech bills have sunk into the quicksand of partisan disagreements over freedoms of expression. And antitrust bills to curtail the power of Apple, Amazon, Google and Meta, the owner of Facebook and Instagram, have sat in limbo amid fierce lobbying opposition.

Only two narrow federal tech laws have been enacted – one for children’s privacy and the other for ridding sites of sex-trafficking content – in the past 25 years. “Inertia is too kind of a word to describe what’s happened in the United States; there’s been a lack of will, courage and understanding of the problem and technologies,” said Jeffrey Chester, executive director of the Center for Digital Democracy, a public interest group. “And consumers are left with no protections here and lots of confusion.” The prospects that any legislation will pass imminently are dim, though regulations at some point are almost inevitable because of the way tech touches so many aspects of life. Of all the proposals currently in front of Congress, an antitrust bill that would bar Apple, Alphabet and Amazon from boosting their own products on their marketplaces and app stores over those of their rivals has the best shot.

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“Just as we need trust, public health seems poised to destroy it.”

The Fragmented Trust in Public Health (Prasad)

Building trust in institutions is vital to their success, but as we enter the third year of the pandemic, public health still seems hellbent on destroying itself. In recent weeks, we have seen flip flops on major policy proposal: a vaccine passport for domestic air-travel and authorizing the Pfizer vaccine for kids ages 6mo-4 years. These were publicly flirted with, but eventually abandoned. The administration has pushed medical products through, without the traditional advisory boards (as in the case of the 4th dose for Americans over 50). We have witnessed absurd contradictions – that Kyrie Irving can watch the basketball game from the first row, but not play on the court – and worse, that this rule only applies in New York city. Finally, the prospect that mask mandates may return in the fall looms over us, even as our rules become more absurd, with restaurant servers and preschoolers acting as the last, powerless people tasked with masking for all.

Public health, the institution, must own these absurdities and contradictions because the CDC has the scope and authority to correct them with clear guidance. Just as we need trust, public health seems poised to destroy it . Let’s consider these cases: In early October 2021 Ashish Jha, the newly selected Biden COVID Czar, suggested a vaccine mandate for domestic air travel, a view he reiterated in late January 2022. On Dec 27th, Anthony Fauci emphasized the idea of a vaccine passport for domestic air travel. Politico reports that Dr. Jha has long advised the administration on health policy, and Dr. Jha has confirmed he received “updates and announcements” from the administration prior to his appointment. Then silently, the proposal was abandoned with no action taken. As a close observer, I was confused as to what happened.

Similarly, in Feb 2022, the FDA asked Pfizer to submit data from an ongoing, and to date, negative trial for vaccination in kids ages 6mo to 4 years. An advisory committee was scheduled to discuss the results, which was leaked to news outlets as a reduction in symptomatic cases – one of the trial’s secondary objectives. Then, at the penultimate moment, the application was withdrawn and the advisory committee was cancelled. These flip flops were jarring. In the latter case, many parents were crushed, and felt as if the rug were pulled out from them. Scientists voiced protest, suggesting the vaccine be approved anyway. But I was most concerned that an approval based on inadequate data would further poison vaccine hesitancy at all ages, and for other vaccines (so called spillover effects). Even as it stands, this whipsaw news coverage may yet undermine parental trust.

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“Based on this concern alone, all of these experimental products as a class should have been completely contraindicated in women younger than menopause.”

COVID Vaccine Side Effects on Pregnant Women (ET)

Among the adverse events, particularly alarming are the ones that affected pregnant women. The documents say that there were 274 pregnancy adverse events, of which 75, or 27 percent were “serious.” “49 non-serious and 75 serious, reported clinical events, which occurred in the vaccinated mothers. Pregnancy related events reported in these cases coded to the [patients] Abortion spontaneous (25), Uterine contraction during pregnancy, Premature rupture of membranes, Abortion, Abortion missed, and Foetal death (1 each). Other clinical events which occurred in more than 5 cases coded to the [patients] Headache (33), Vaccination site pain (24), Pain in extremity and Fatigue (22 each), Myalgia and Pyrexia (16 each), Chills (13) Nausea (12), Pain (11), Arthralgia (9), Lymphadenopathy and Drug ineffective (7 each), Chest pain, Dizziness and Asthenia (6 each), Malaise and COVID-19 (5 each),” reads the previously confidential Pfizer documents (pdf).

[..] Michael Yeadon is a big pharma veteran with 32 years in the industry. He retired from Pfizer whilst occupying the most senior research position in that field. “On December 1, 2020, We detailed a series of mechanistic toxicology concerns which we believed were reasonable to hold, unless & until proven not to occur,” Yeadon said in a statement to The Epoch Times. “Among those was that adverse impacts on conception and ability to sustain a pregnancy were foreseeable.” “It’s important to note that none of these gene-based agents had completed what’s called ‘reproductive toxicology.’ Over a year later, this battery of tests in animals still has not been done. So there was and still is no data package supporting safety in pregnancy or prior to conception.”

Dr. Wolfgang Wodarg and Yeadon detailed the concerns on the issue: the spike protein from the virus encoded in the vaccines was related to a minor extent to syncytin that plays a crucial part in the carrying of a baby to term. Yeadon had hoped, back then, that their concerns were paid attention to, since they had already seen the tragedy of thalidomide, a sedative drug that caused congenital malformation, over 60 years ago. “During 2021, I came across two further pieces of evidence which made it much more likely that there’d be adverse effects on pregnancy from COVID-19 ‘vaccines.’”

“It looked like someone had tried to dismiss our concerns by testing for evidence of the particular problem we’d warned about in Dec. 2020. Unfortunately, all they did is to reinforce our concerns. We’d envisioned the risk that, in responding to the synthetic piece of virus spike protein, women’s immune systems would also make an immune response to their own placental protein,” Yeadon said. “That’s exactly what was reported in the pre-print paper.” “Based on this concern alone, all of these experimental products as a class should have been completely contraindicated in women younger than menopause.”

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It’s a big club….

The Sword & the Cross at Albright’s Funeral (CN)

It’s fitting that U.S. President Joe Biden and Bill and former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton should eulogize Madeleine Albright at the mammoth Episcopalian institution calling itself the “National Cathedral.” After all, just last year, Albright eulogized fellow war maker, “trailblazer” and fellow Episcopalian Colin Powell there for his “honesty, dignity, loyalty and an unshakable commitment to his calling and word.” Albright, Biden and the Clintons covered for each other’s criminal war making — and ultimately, they all enabled and covered for Republican criminality as well. All showed they were capable of murderous deceits.

It sparked some measure of attention during the 2020 election, but it’s largely been forgotten that the current sitting president, who with great hypocrisy calls Russian President Vladimir Putin a war criminal, Joe Biden, won’t tell the truth about his Iraq war record — and he hasn’t for years. Indeed, the death of Albright on March 23 seemed to almost be a case of Providence attempting to interject history into the current geopolitical situation, most obviously the war in Ukraine. But one should not have expected any reckoning to be heard from the podium at the National Cathedral at her funeral on Wednesday. The war planners have had time to prepare their convoluted case. “Secretary Albright was a trailblazing diplomat” and “a fierce advocate for women” said the Very Rev. Randolph Marshall Hollerith dean of the National Cathedral, echoing the mantra of official Washington.

[..] An examination of Albright’s tenure as secretary of state highlights extraordinary deceit, how we got to this stage — and what’s been lost as minimal democratic participation has atrophied. Most obviously, Albright was perhaps the most important advocate for NATO expansion which clearly antagonized Russia and was a major part of the provocation for the invasion of Ukraine. She stood over Clinton as he signed on to NATO enlargement “for stability and security in the 21st century.” Moreover, the 1999 bombing of Yugoslavia was known as “Albright’s War.” That war was triggered by political fabrications perpetrated by Albright and her associates, particularly regarding the Rambouillet text.

It further aggravated Russia and China — whose embassy NATO intentionally bombed at a critical time. It may well have helped ensure the rise of China’s increased militarized posture and the rise of Putin. Further, this first-of-its-kind use of NATO in war in Europe paved the way for its use in Asia (Afghanistan) and Africa (Libya). These moves projected Western military power into each of those continents. Albright’s continuation of the sanctions on Iraq, regardless of Iraqi compliance with weapons inspectors, led to a horrific humanitarian disaster in Iraq as well as the collapse of the UNSCOM weapons inspection regime, a complete break against international law and paving the way for the ultimate invasion of Iraq in 2003. In this as well as the Yugoslavia war, Albright was allied with the Clintons and Joe Biden.

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    Leonardo da Vinci (?) La Joconde nue or Monna Vanna 1515   • The West Misled the Public on Russia’s War Strategy (SWP) • Letters from the Front (
    [See the full post at: Debt Rattle April 29 2022]

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    “Sanctions are now ‘the only tool of the Western foreign policy’ – Lavrov”

    That’s not true. We murder people by the thousands too.

    “..should be considered the most childish proposal ever made in the history of trade..”

    This is a great and very polite way of putting it. As I said a year ago now(?): they’re broke. So they need to figure out a way to not pay or collapse. Apparently this is the best plan the talent in Europe has to offer.

    “ 1st Amendment: An Easy Way For Musk To Restore Free Speech on Twitter (Turley)”

    The line now appears to be from the Left that all levels of government now have the right to “regulate” no muh private company – and to allow and oversee mergers, even get into day-to-day operations because Twitter and Big Tech are really Public Utilities. Okay, sold. They’re public utilities. We then set up an oversight board, public review of rules, and are now under 1A free speech as a matter of Federal law. …Or is that NOT what you were going for?

    Obviously as I’ve said they’re ALREADY in violation of existing federal law since they were issued an (illegal) special exemption, where they are a platform, not a publisher. But being a platform, like the phone company, means that like that utility, you can’t cut off words, calls, or permanently disconnect customers at your whim, without review or recourse. That is to say, they are breaking federal law every day, 100,000x a day, and no one is arrested. We have all the laws we need and in place. What we lack are a single moral person to enforce them.

    But: Muh law! We passed a law saying you can’t shoot people in subway cars! And you can’t carry guns in Brooklyn! And they don’t seem to be following the law! How can this possibly be????????? Mo’. Rons.

    “Musk’s response Tuesday was the first time he targeted specific Twitter executives”

    WaPo opened mouth. Therefore they are lying. How dare you criticize your betters! Don’t you know how I am? We have titles – titles demonstrating our nobility, our superiority over the likes of you and we’ll have you doxxed, tracked down, and shot. Even if you’re a part-time mother in Arkansas who does nothing but keep a public ledger of dumb s—t we say. Now grovel, peasant, grovel before to combined might of my flaccid d—k ship!

    As Europe Approves New Tech Laws, the US Falls Further Behind (NYT)”

    Yay! The furtherer behind we are, the more aheader we get!

    “Congress has not passed a single piece of comprehensive regulation to protect internet consumers and to rein in the power of its technology giants.”

    Except for the problem that like above, every time we passed those laws, they did the exact #Opposite, granting corporations special powers, going back to Clinton allowing total concentration of media into what is now-6 people.

    “antitrust bills to curtail the power of Apple, Amazon, Google and Meta, the owner of Facebook and Instagram, have sat in limbo amid fierce lobbying”

    Oh, so you’re saying the Corporations are running the Government here in the U.S.? Then why would you want or trust a law “protecting consumers” if the corporations are the ones writing the laws? Why do you then say the #Opposite in the next paragraphs? Pick one reality or the other, don’t report two contradicting realities and expect me to believe you, to be taken seriously, because that’s the hallmark of a #Liar.

    …And they DID pass laws. No one is enforcing them. From the dog catcher to the President. The FBI is too busy framing the retarded for crimes they never did and investigating pull ropes.

    “Macron’s election victory has set off massive protests, wherein Macron has been pelted with tomatoes.”

    This is actually good, as you need to have the people generally uncooperative and opposed, and you need the general citizen of France to be aware the government is illegitimate. Like here. If LePen had won, you’d have a certain business-as-usual quality, where “they” – governmenty Jacques – run things and “We” – le gens – helplessly complain about it. Like here, it is vital that “they” become “we”, that “We” are one nation that then tells the government what to do, not the other way around. That the government is daily terrified not to obey us. Because we are their employers. We pay them, They work for us. Painful though.

    “Building trust in institutions is vital to their success,”

    Likewise, crushing public trust in public institutions crushes governments and nations. We are the designated loser this time, to be harvested by the “League of Shadows” so they can “Build Back Better”.

    The joke is that, they were supposed to be sitting safely in China right now sipping Champers, watching us collapse and die by the 25 millions, but China double-crossed them. They have no safe harbor on every sinking ship. And the wheels they put in motion are too large to stop and they are helplessly trying to dodge while being crushed by them. “Hoisted on their own petard”, that is, blown skyward on their own grenades they lit as a trap to others.

    “Public health, the institution, must own these absurdities and contradictions because the CDC”.…is the employer of Dr. Fauci, who said a thing and its opposite back-to-back in almost the same interview. I mean, are you kidding me??? “Public Health” has to fix this? “Public Health/CDC/WHO” are very clearly the CAUSE of the whole s—t-show. They didn’t fire Fauci when he said the #Opposite AGAIN, for like the 10th embarrassing time, this week. They’re the ones, as you say, who have now broken every possible rule in data and in oversight and review. They need to be utterly dismantled and replaced by some random doctor picked by lots who has been correct and honest about something, anything.

    “ COVID Vaccine Side Effects on Pregnant Women (ET)”

    Yes, but it’s violently #AntiLife, so we love it!

    “there was and still is no data package supporting safety in pregnancy”

    Yes, and literally they say it is “Safe and effective for pregnant women” knowing they have zero official data and those words are appalling, dangerous lies. Knowingly. For which they need to be and will be sued. When that is opened up, they will be revealed to be an active fraud, breaking their pharma protection, and the scandal will be large enough for the government to – finally – do something about non-stop multi-million mass murder. But only because WE the People held them down and forced them to, and they were terrified not to obey.

    “’Libs of TikTok’ WaPo-Dox Backfires after Account Gains 500,000 New Followers in One Week”

    Yes but this only happens 100% of the time. Just like Biden and Obama are world’s greatest gun salesmen. The NRA gave them literal sales awards and they keep doing it. And they wonder why I make fun of them for being inbred-stupid. How many times do you have to step on the rake?

    I agree. I had no idea the account existed but it sounds hilarious. If I weren’t so busy reading real news, I’d subscribe too.

    DeltaForce
    https://assets.zerohedge.com/s3fs-public/styles/inline_image_mobile/public/inline-images/image014%20%283%29.png?itok=qUfRfiw1

    This is similar to what they call a Wolf Wave: the system begins to oscillate back and forth until it capsizes. It needs this energy to do so because it’s a very big machine. Same as before the markets move in one direction, they have to be at an extreme in the other. Let’s say BTC record oversold on the MACD, +90% pessimistic. Who’s left to sell? Same in the opposite, people make whole careers this way because apparently no one can just jump in an arbitrage it, nor will the system inflation allow it to return to real internal value. https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Value_investing (Impossible for +20 years, sure sign of late-stage hyperinflationary blowoff)

    In keeping with that, literal assisted suicide: “German Lawmakers Vote Overwhelmingly to Send ‘Heavy & Complex Weapons’ to Ukraine” Bye bye Europe. Nice knowing you. Crazy Eddie is now liquidating your blood to serve the meth-heads in the United States. You don’t have to be that cooperative, line up your kids in the public square and shoot them for us. We’ll be fine without your help.

    Oil Spikes after EU Says Russian Embargo ‘Imminent’ as Germany Drops Opposition”

    Btw, there is one other country who will be completely saved if Europe is demolished for high oil prices: the United States. We have 3+ coasts undrilled and unexplored for oil. Suppose there should be a Gawar…hmm…at a place we randomly and for no reason whatsoever will call “Gull Island”. Well CERTAINLY we’re not going to pump it at $30/bbl, that would be stupid! And we’re certainly not going to pump it at $100 if the RoW can just find their shallow oil first and undercut us! No, you have to be very sure all existing oil is gone, and if they have any, they are run by medieval acolytes of Islam, incapable of raising the technology needed to compete. Only THEN can you safely pump it and even wiggle out of the national debt.

    “People it turns out love a segregated society which financially and socially punishes the permaculture gardeners for being nature-loving savages. Call me a coon and be done with it”

    I’m sorry we all had to realize this. I’ll be down there at the 2nd drinking fountain. I wouldn’t sully myself using the one for the “Important People”. The impulse says another thing though: they are bio-phobes. That is to say, Anti-Life. Life is dirty, messy, and you die at the end. They hate, hate, hate all these things and hate being human most of all. Hate themselves and therefore live on hate for others. Hate being reminded of being human, an animal, and not a brain in a sterile glass jar, flying among the stars on a sterile spaceship. We each have our own, as that sounds like hell to me. Star Trek is one big Carnival Cruise line of opening doors and endless replicator buffets where diversity is what color shirt you wear (red).

    I might go on a spaceship that we would make an ark for transferring a redwood forest. Any ship going that far would have to be big enough, the size of a minor state, and therefore for the entire biome and every animal, vegetable, and mineral in it. We don’t have the brains to build one. We don’t understand how a lawn works, much less a forest, and aren’t seriously looking to know. Biophobes just say they don’t exist, and have their Mexican maid kill every living thing with bleach until the world is “clean” again.

    A little off the subject, but in a way that is the whole impulse of the Techosphere Project: kill everything. Everything alive. Everything different. Everything not-me. In war, in sterile finance, in factories turning topsoil to concrete, trees into garbage mountains, kill everything, leave nothing, the endless crying hunger of MOAR. Because the one thing they’re lacking, they won’t let in, which is “life”. Is spirit. Is not-me. Is God. And they can be “redeemed” and healed, but only if they “repent” and get back in alignment with nature, with the truth of what is. God is restlessly waiting for them. It takes eternal denial and ego to reject him, yet strangely every day we have more of it and not less. You’d think they’d notice and adjust that when every year and every generation passes by they get further and hollower and more unhappy, they’d go back? So far you would think wrong. So as usual with these things, their misalignment is going to be forced on them from outside, they are so out of tune they will collapse. Be collapsed. By a people who are less out of alignment. We can either get back in alignment with God or die, I’m sure he doesn’t care – it’s a free world and we are his children not his slaves.

    So it has been since long before Sitting Bull, and we haven’t learned it yet.

    #106998
    Mister Roboto
    Participant

    I read the blog-post from “The Silksworth Post”, and this previous post on that site about the war on the Eurasian steppe is also worth reading. Two months into the “special military operation”, Ukraine is proving to be a much tougher nut to crack than initially anticipated by Moscow. This shouldn’t be shocking or controversial, as NATO and the US have had eight years to shore up Ukraine as a beachhead against Russia, which was also spending that time getting ready for this inevitable fight.

    #106999
    Oroboros
    Participant

    The West loves it’s ignorance like a baby and a drunk loves it’s bottle.

    The Sheeple of the Empire of Lies wear their ignorance on their sleeves like The Red Badge of Courage.

    Old Demented Poop Pants Bidet now has a Ministry of Disinformation Protection.

    Seig Heil Joe!

    #107000
    oxymoron
    Participant

    So- I have been thinking about september 19 2019. Why did banks shit their pants in unison and drive interbank lending rates from 2 – 10 percent overnight? Is there a puppet master THAT big or the madness of herds?

    #107001
    Dr D Rich
    Participant

    @Dr . D

    If as you said “Therefore they are lying. How dare you criticize your betters! Don’t you know how I am? We have titles – titles demonstrating our nobility, our superiority over the likes of you and we’ll have you doxxed, tracked down, and shot”

    And as you wrote “No one is enforcing them. From the dog catcher to the President”

    Then how do you account for the special dispensation afforded The Arch-Nemesis Scott Ritter?

    After all, the good choirboy Scott has been spared the Ehren Watada, Joseph Darby, Dr. Richard D, Joseph Nacchio and John Murtha treatment.
    You know, the spectrum of care Society and Government routinely apply to recalcitrant men that includes isolation, retaliation, prosecutorial harassment, untreated disability, underemployment, death and yes doxxiing deplatforming and public humiliation.

    At the same time, I supposed the rest of those men weren’t allowed to re-enter society to similar Public Acclain because none of them like Marine Ritter whacked off in an “adult” chatroom with a 15 year old AND obviously death prevents such re-entry in the case of Congressman John Murtha.

    #107002
    Oroboros
    Participant

    From Dr D

    “…And they DID pass laws. No one is enforcing them.”

    The Empire of Lies has no judges or prosecutors.

    The Empire of Really Big Lies has Sophists:

    sophistry noun

    soph·​ist·​ry | \ ˈsä-fə-strē

    1 : subtly deceptive reasoning or argumentation

    2 : the use of fallacious arguments, especially with the intention of deceiving:
    “trying to argue that I had benefited in any way from the disaster was pure sophistry”

    synonyms:
    trickery · deviousness · deceit · deception · dishonesty · cheating · duplicity · guile · cunning ·
    artfulness · wiliness · craft · craftiness · evasion · slyness · specious reasoning · quibbling · equivocation · fallaciousness · paralogism

    To paraphrase Shakespeare from Henry The Sixth, Part 2 Act 4, scene 2

    “The first thing we do, let’s kill all the Sophists”

    The ‘judges’ and ‘prosecutors’ in The Empire of Really Big Lies are easy to spot.

    They have long wide yellow streaks down their spineless backs.

    The younger ones actually had a yellow band tattooed down their backsides from the top of their numbskulls down into their butt cracks.

    We have more than enough ‘laws’ to clean up dodge, just need real law yers.

    We need Buster Scruggs!

    #107003
    Dr D Rich
    Participant

    And Ritter advocated for the US and UN “to get tough with Saddam Hussein” long before he didn’t. Of course, Biden was correct back then to state that Ritter was punching above his pay grade because Scott indeed was in a rather low position.
    Let’s give the Marine some credit for changing his mind, no small feat.

    #107004
    Mister Roboto
    Participant

    @oxymoron: Honestly, I suspect that the pressures that were building up in the system from the previous decade of “extend and pretend” led to that point.

    #107005
    Fattigmann
    Participant

    @Dr D Your post is spot on regarding the Biophobes. I have come to this conclusion slowly then all at once in my fifties. Half suspected and knew it when I was a kid, the emperor had no clothes–or was it me that was missing something? Covid clarified it for me. The masks dropped when the masks went on. Now I’m sitting in a hip coffee shop in Milwaukee facing 20 something barristas all masked up. The new normal. Musn’t inhale those nasty germs.Their bearings and bodies bespeak a sort of comforting relaxed slacker vibe. The art on display is fun and multi cultural. But yet what a far cry from the fiber of individual that built this city. I can still enjoy but see it for what it is. Thanks again for your thoughtful and clarifying post.

    #107006
    zerosum
    Participant

    Modern warfare
    1 ) Information warfare

    … to control what information exists in the public space. It is highly important that people understand what is happening.
    ….. denying, minimizing or trivializing or banning or deranking or suppressing or cherry-picking,
    2) Economic warfare
    Who, (Hunter?), is getting the money, ($ 50 billion and rising ), for guns and bullets, that the manufacturer was already paid, when they were delivered and put into inventory/warehouse for the gov.?
    ——
    • The West Misled the Public on Russia’s War Strategy (SWP)
    ————–
    • The Schrödinger Euros (Vilches)
    ——–
    Truth – Our social/economic systems require that Everybody lies
    • Mounting Evidence Canada Trained Ukrainian Military Extremists (CTV)

    The federal government, which has spent more than $890 million training Ukrainian forces through Operation UNIFIER, has repeatedly stressed that it has not and will not ever train soldiers affiliated with Azov.
    ——–
    Just because a private citizen, ( Canadian or American ), joins with the Azov, it does not mean that the country has joined the fight with the Ukrainians.
    ——–
    TAE does not trust Public Health
    • The Fragmented Trust in Public Health (Prasad)
    ————

    #107007
    zerosum
    Participant

    Everybody is lying
    Poland has denied claims by the top Kremlin spy that it plans to take over a portion of Ukrainian territory, calling it a “Russian information operation” aimed against Warsaw and Washington. Director of the Russian Foreign Intelligence Service (SVR) Sergey Naryshkin said on Thursday that Poland might be plotting with the US to occupy western Ukraine with “peacekeepers” under the guise of military exercises – which Warsaw says are still scheduled and completely unrelated.

    “Russia’s intelligence chief is spreading insinuations against Poland and the US, convincing falsely that both countries are preparing ‘a Polish annexation of western Ukraine’,” Stanislaw Zaryn, the spokesman for the ministry in charge of security services, tweeted on Thursday evening.

    “The highest officials of the Kremlin are joining in the denigration of Poland,” Zaryn complained, noting that “lies” about Warsaw’s alleged designs on Ukrainian territory have been around for years, but intensified after “Russia’s invasion.” He spoke on behalf of Mariusz Kaminski, the Polish interior minister and coordinator of secret services.

    Poland has secret plan for Ukraine, Moscow claims
    Naryshkin had said on Thursday that Poland and the US were working on a plan for territories in western Ukraine that Warsaw considers “historically belonging” to Poland. The first phase of the “reunification” project would see Polish troops deployed there as “peacekeepers” under the pretext of protecting Ukraine from “Russian aggression,” Naryshkin outlined in a public statement.
    https://www.rt.com/russia/554694-poland-denies-ukraine-plan/

    #107008
    Doc Robinson
    Participant

    Nearly 60% of Americans infected by Omicron
    https://www.news-medical.net/news/20220428/Nearly-6025-of-Americans-infected-by-Omicron.aspx

    “As of February 2022, nearly 75% of adolescents and children had serologic evidence of prior COVID-19.”

    #107009
    Mister Roboto
    Participant

    @Fattigman: You must be on the east side. Come to the south side and you will see maskers very much in the minority. We pretty much decided we didn’t want to do that anymore, so we stopped.

    #107010
    zerosum
    Participant

    The higher the price of energy, the stronger the economy of Russia, Iran and Venezuela become.
    The higher the price of energy, the greater the danger of starving.
    ———-
    Poland invading Ukraine
    Poland delivered about 200 tanks to Ukraine

    Warsaw delivered 200 T-72M1 tanks to Kyiv, which makes it possible to equip 2 tank brigades.

    In addition, the Ukrainian military received several dozen Polish infantry fighting vehicles.

    Deliveries are not limited to armored vehicles. Poland supplies Ukraine with self-propelled guns 2S1 “Gvozdika” and MLRS “Grad”, as well as air-to-air missiles.

    The total amount of Polish supplies is almost $1.6 billion.

    https://t.me/anna_news/30258

    So Poland will deliver 200 tanks to an army that is essentially dessimated? Either the news is not exactly accurate or NATO are looking into a significant incursion into Western Ukraine. This is standard US practise to limit the amount of land mass that Russia will claim.
    ———-

    #107011
    Fattigmann
    Participant

    @Mister Roboto Correct! I’m at an East Side coffee shop, in for the morning from a county to the south. Downtown Racine and Kenosha are also masked up. Makes me sad. Rural, not so much if at all. Makes me happy.

    #107012
    Mister Roboto
    Participant

    The Plunge Protection Team is very determined to keep the DIJA out of correction-mode, aren’t they? (Meanwhile, the NASDAQ is in a bear-market, and the S&P is in correction.)

    #107013
    Mister Roboto
    Participant

    I’m sure Madison, especially the isthmus/ downtown/ university area, is veritable sea of masks and will be for the foreseeable future. A shame, as one of my favorite things to do there was gawk at all the unbelievably beautiful young men walking around everywhere.

    #107014
    Fattigmann
    Participant

    @Mister Roboto Madison has changed so much since I moved to Wisco in the 90s. Used to be so many interesting used book stores, funky restaurants, etc. Now it’s got a def. corporate techno Marxist vibe. As for attractive young people, it seems like the left was just waiting for an excuse to go full burqua. All that beauty hidden behind veils.

    #107015
    Mister Roboto
    Participant

    As for attractive young people, it seems like the left was just waiting for an excuse to go full burqua. All that beauty hidden behind veils.

    That would fit with every cultural pattern we have been seeing of late, wouldn’t it? The woke left has become the new religious right. And we don’t even have single-payer health-care to show for it, FFS!

    #107016
    Mister Roboto
    Participant

    #107017
    Fattigmann
    Participant

    @Mister Roboto Agreed. I think political spectra are actually circles, not lines. Extremes on both sides tend to resemble one another in tactics, if not in outright objectives. The left claims to abhor violence until they want to punch a Nazi. Free speech until they disagree, then shut ’em down. As for health care, my companies rates went up 20% this year. Insurance is a scam. I’d like to compare premiums with payouts. I bet my company could negotiate group rates, self-fund, and still come out ahead. A crime.

    #107018
    Antidote
    Participant

    @ Dr.D Rich

    I believe that The 14 year old girl in the chat room was actually an FBI agent posing as such. I also believe that Scotts *relationship* with Joe started long before that hearing. Of course believing and knowing are not the same thing but regardless in this time of the ‘information age’ I myself am reluctant to throw anyone under the bus AND assume some sort of moral high ground. I try to stick to what that rebellious jew told us re: Mary Magdalene. ….'”let he who without sin cast the first stone….”…you know the story.

    #107019
    Mister Roboto
    Participant

    #107020
    John Day
    Participant

    Last night Zerosum asked: “Does Recertification involve lying by saying “I’m sorry” (but “I was right”)”

    Nope. I have been board-certified in Family Medicine since 1990, with ongoing requirements for lots of hours of their required continuing medical education (at cost) as well as regular testing requirements and other practice and medical education requirements, all of which I have always met.
    I was notified in January that my board-certification is being reviewed for “discouraging patients from receiving COVID-19 vaccination”, which is usually called “informed consent”.
    Indeed, I provided informed consent about deaths, injuries and uncertain protection from contracting COVID. I pointed these facts out to them promptly in January.
    They notified me that they got my response, and I have heard no more from them.
    I asked for refund of my $500 if the de-certify me (which is usually done for law-breaking and immorality with patients).
    I presume they need to keep that money…
    I will take the test tomorrow, after reviewing my last 10 years of medical education courses (a LOT).

    In my estimation, the best thing for the board and myself would be if I passed (yet again) and they then de-certified me.
    I would wear it like a Purple Heart medal…

    #107021
    John Day
    Participant

    Antidote said: “I myself am reluctant to throw anyone under the bus AND assume some sort of moral high ground. I try to stick to what that rebellious jew told us re: Mary Magdalene. ….’”let he who without sin cast the first stone….”…you know the story.”

    That was NOT Mary Magdalene, Friend.
    The adultress was never identified.

    #107022
    chooch
    Participant

    Nice (rational) analysis from retired doctor linked in Popular Rationalism.

    COVID UPDATE: What is the truth?

    Another tactic by the vaccine proponents is to demonize those who reject being vaccinated for a variety of reasons. The media refers to these critically thinking individuals as “anti-vaxxers”, “vaccine deniers”, “Vaccine resisters”, “murders”, “enemies of the greater good” and as being the ones prolonging the pandemic. I have been appalled by the vicious, often heartless attacks by some of the people on social media when a parent or loved one relates a story of the terrible suffering and eventual death, they or their loved one suffered as a result of the vaccines. Some psychopaths tweet that they are glad that the loved one died or that the dead vaccinated person was an enemy of good for telling of the event and should be banned. This is hard to conceptualize. This level of cruelty is terrifying, and signifies the collapse of a moral, decent, and compassionate society.

    It is bad enough for the public to sink this low, but the media, political leaders, hospital administrators, medical associations and medical licensing boards are acting in a similar morally dysfunctional and cruel way.

    #107023
    Dr D Rich
    Participant

    As if on tune special dispensation and another strawman to deconstruct
    And yet he still whacked his pee pee during the entrapment. God bless him, right?
    The point is all those other men unforgiven by TPTB and in Murtha’s case medically murdered never whacked their peepers online for an FBI agent posing as a 15 year old…allegedly.

    So why is this Felon Marine Ritter accorded both credibility and access to information that he could only fabricate on his own?

    #107024
    John Day
    Participant

    Dr D said: “Kill everything. Everything alive. Everything different. Everything not-me. In war, in sterile finance, in factories turning topsoil to concrete, trees into garbage mountains, kill everything, leave nothing, the endless crying hunger of MOAR. Because the one thing they’re lacking, they won’t let in, which is “life”. Is spirit. Is not-me. Is God.”

    This is a problem with commanding the world through intellectual abstraction. Decisions within this model cannot begin to include the complex adaptation of living ecosystems, or even living humans, so they must simplify their calculations by eliminating that complexity, before they can model an outcome.

    The problem is that when the survival of the ecosystem (economy) is threatened, only the complexity of life-adapting-broadly can eventually create a new supportive balance.

    Until then the necessities just keep getting depleted until they are gone, and the living systems which produce the necessities of life just keep getting destroyed in this depletion.

    Sometimes it even goes “too far”.

    “Survival of the species is everyone’s business”, I once read on a late 1960s record jacket.

    #107025
    Susmarie108
    Participant

    @Dr. D: Powerful posting. You relentlessly make the case for UNDERSTANDING the central role that HATE has in everything wrong. Hate is the rocket fuel for lies, without hate – there can’t be a lie.

    Now we see how hate is a sick response, a rejection and or the unnatural resistance to acceptance. To accepting what is. Hate is the diversion, a lethal weapon wielded (at self or the other) in total destruction of what is TRUE. The energy required to maintain the hate/lie is enormous, and the absurdity that comes from it even more obscene. Thank you for the framing.

    This one is the root truth (saving for my Dr. D folder):
    “Because the one thing they’re lacking, they won’t let in, is “life”. Is spirit. Is not-me. Is God. And they can be “redeemed” and healed, but only if they “repent” and get back in alignment with nature, with the truth of what is. God is restlessly waiting for them. ”

    Amen. AUM. Om.

    Thanks for the ride with this beautiful thought:
    “I might go on a spaceship that we would make an ark for transferring a redwood forest. Any ship going that far would have to be big enough, the size of a minor state, and therefore for the entire biome and every animal, vegetable, and mineral in it.” It makes the Noah’s Ark story more real for me. Yes, for the LOVE of a redwood forest ONE might give all.

    #107026

    I sure wish we could keep Weird Gal Jancowicz around as a one woman wrecking ball to the Biden admin; she could do so much damage. But I’m afraid even in that camp someone will say: we took this one giant leap for mankind too far. Still, we can hope. That they will think she’s the perfect answer to the threat of Elon Musk. Or something. Sometimes it feels like his entire admin functions at Biden’s cognitive level.

    #107027
    zerosum
    Participant

    Does the military need chips to build modern war machines?
    Will the military demand of chips affect/cause a delay in civilian demands.
    https://www.cnbc.com/2022/04/29/semiconductor-shortage-intel-ceo-says-chip-crunch-to-last-into-2024.html

    Intel CEO now expects chip shortage to last into 2024
    PUBLISHED FRI, APR 29 202212:53 PM EDTUPDATED 21 MIN AGO

    Kevin Stankiewicz

    #107028
    Mr. House
    Participant

    “So why is this Felon Marine Ritter accorded both credibility and access to information that he could only fabricate on his own?”

    When did this happen? Do we have any references? And just as an aside, isn’t Joe Biden super creepy around young girls?

    #107029
    ctbarnum
    Participant

    Clown World going full on IT Clown.

    #107030
    zerosum
    Participant

    Russia will be getting chips and everyone else will have to wait for theirs.

    #107031
    John Day
    Participant

    @Susmarie108:
    Shhhh, …Don’t tell anybody. I used to lie, and I didn’t need hate to do it at all.
    Selfishness worked fine,
    Honest Injun!

    #107032
    Mr. House
    Participant
    #107033
    Antidote
    Participant

    “So why is this Felon Marine Ritter accorded both credibility and access to information that he could only fabricate on his own?”

    Well along with being an asshole you seem to be the geo political and intel rocket scientist of the day…… you tell us?

    No strawman there big D…straight up ad hominem

    #107034
    Germ
    Participant

    The entire “pandemic” laid out.
    An extraordinary read:

    COVID UPDATE: What is the truth?

    #107035
    Farmer McGregor
    Participant

    “Weird Gal Jancowicz” (per RIM)
    Priceless!

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