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Bucha (Klarenberg)
New Witness Testimony About Mariupol Maternity Hospital ‘Airstrike’ (GZ)
German Retailers To Increase Food Prices By 20-50% On Monday (ZH)
‘Rublegas:’ The World’s New Resource-based Reserve Currency (Escobar)
Russian Ruble Relaunched, Linked To Gold & Commodities (Manly)
2 Pro-Putin Parties Win Avalanche Victories In European Elections (ZH)
Russia And Serbia Are Projected To Become The Empire’s White Colonies (Antonic)
Fauci’s United Front Is Collapsing (Tucker)
NIH Admits it ‘Suppressed’ Wuhan Lab Data, Disputes ‘Deleted’ Label (ET)
Joe Biden Should Be Removed Before Putin, US Poll Says (Exp.)
Biden’s ‘Absolute’ Defense Of Hunter (Turley)
Biden Wants Attorney General Garland to Prosecute Trump (Turley)
From Maria’s Office … the Fashion Nazi (Zakharova)

 

 

 

 

Zelensky Grammys
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This is an excerpt from the article right below, by Kit Klarenberg (MUST READ). I picked this part because the story of 100s of bodies on the streets of Bucha is everywhere today. Only, the photos used are straight from the Ukraine goverment, and nobody fact checked them. What we do know is that the day before, the bodies were nowhere to be seen.

The role of the “embedded” Associated Press is also interesting.

Bucha (Klarenberg)

Hours before the publication of this article, on April 2nd, claims of Russia’s most hideous alleged war crime to date erupted across social media. Footage and photos of scores of dead bodies – some with their hands tied – littering the streets of Bucha, a small city near Kiev, testified to an apparent massacre of military-aged men by Russian troops, as they retreated from the battered city two days earlier. The gruesome visuals have triggered intensified calls for direct Western military confrontation with Russia. But as with the incident at the maternity ward in Mariupol and numerous other high profile events initially portrayed by Ukrainian authorities as Russian massacres, a series of details cast doubt on the official story out of Bucha.

Within hours of Russia’s withdrawal from the Bucha on March 31st, its mayor announced that his city had been liberated from “Russian orcs,” employing a dehumanizing term widely used by Azov Battalion. An accompanying article noted the Russians had “mined civilian buildings and infrastructure,” but no mention was made of any mass killing of local citizens, let alone scores of corpses left in the street, which one might reasonably expect would be top of any news outlet’s agenda when reporting on the event. On April 2, within hours of the publication of photos and videos purporting to show victims of an alleged Russian massacre, Ukrainian media reported that specialist units had begun “clearing the area of saboteurs and accomplices of Russian troops.” Nothing was said about dead bodies in the streets.

The National Police of Ukraine announced that day that they were “cleaning the territory…from the assistants of Russian troops,” publishing video that showed no corpses in the streets of Bucha and Ukrainian forces in full control of the city.

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Staged. An attempt to start WWII. Bucha is the next stage in that attempt. False flags everywhere.

New Witness Testimony About Mariupol Maternity Hospital ‘Airstrike’ (GZ)

A key witness to the widely publicized incident at the Mariupol maternity hospital has punctured the official narrative of a Russian airstrike on the facility, and raised serious questions about Western media ethics. Meanwhile, news of a massacre in the city of Bucha contains suspicious elements. On March 9th, shocking news of a deliberate Russian airstrike on a maternity hospital in Mariupol, eastern Ukraine, began spreading widely via social media and news outlets. Fiery condemnation from Western officials, pundits, and journalists was immediate. Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelensky, for his part, claimed the act was proof of the “genocide” Russia was perpetrating against the civilian population, and urged European leaders to condemn the “war crime” and “strengthen sanctions” to stop the Kremlin’s “evil” deeds in the country.

NPR suggested the attack was part of Russia’s “terrible wartime tradition” of purposefully targeting health facilities and medics during conflicts, dating back to Chechnya. But newly released testimony from one of the incident’s main witnesses punctures the official narrative about a targeted Russian airstrike on the hospital. The witness account indicates the hospital had been turned into a base of operations by Ukrainian military forces and was not targeted in an airstrike, as Western media claimed. Her testimony also raised serious questions about whether at least some elements of the event were staged for propaganda purposes – and with the cooperation of the Associated Press.

The new testimony (watch below) comes on the heels of evidence strongly suggesting that the destruction of a dramatic theater in Mariupol on March 16 was staged by the Azov Battalion, and that nearly all civilians had evacuated a day before. And as we will see below, new reports of a Russian massacre of scores of civilians in the town of Bucha also contain suspicious details suggesting a pattern of information manipulation aimed at triggering Western military intervention. Mariana Vishegirskaya, a pregnant resident of Donetsk who was present at the maternity hospital during the widely reported incident, has evacuated from Mariupol and is now speaking out. Photos showing a bloodied Vishnevskaya fleeing the building with her personal belongings became a centerpiece of coverage of the attack, along with a photo of another woman being carried away pale and unconscious on a stretcher.

In the wake of the incident, Russian officials falsely claimed the pair were the same person, citing Vishegirskaya’s background as a blogger and Instagram personality as evidence she was a crisis actor and the incident a false flag. Though that assertion was not true, as we shall see, the hospital had been almost completely taken over by the Ukrainian military.

Zelensky Azov

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Only part of this is due to Ukraine.

German Retailers To Increase Food Prices By 20-50% On Monday (ZH)

Just days after Germany reported the highest inflation in generation (with February headline CPI soaring at a 7.6% annual pace and blowing away all expectations), giving locals a distinctly unpleasant deja vu feeling even before the Russian invasion of Ukraine broke what few supply chains remained and sent prices even higher into the stratosphere… … on Monday, Germany will take one step toward a return of the dreaded Weimar hyperinflation, when according to the German Retail Association (HDE), consumers should prepare for another wave of price hikes for everyday goods and groceries with Reuters reporting that prices at German retail chains will explode between 20 and 50%:

Even before the outbreak of war in Ukraine, prices had risen by about five per cent “across the product range” as a result of increased energy prices, HDE President Josef Sanktjohanser told the Neue Osnabrücker Zeitung on Friday. With Russia’s invasion hitting economies and the supply chain harder, yet another series of price increases is on the horizon. “The second wave of price increases is coming, and it will certainly be in double figures,” Sanktjohanser warned, cited by The Local. According to the president of the trade association, the first retail chains have already started to raise their prices in Germany – and the rest are likely to follow. “We will soon be able to see the impact of the war reflected in price labels across all the supermarkets,” said Sanktjohanser.

Recently, popular retail chains such as Aldi, Edeka and Globus announced that they would be forced to raise their prices. At Aldi, meat and butter will be “significantly more expensive” from Monday due to price hikes from its suppliers. “Since the start of the Ukraine war, there have been jumps in purchase prices that we have not experienced before,” a spokesperson for Aldi Nord announced on Friday. A fortnight ago, Aldi raised the prices of about 160 items, and a week later 20 more items became more expensive. Other supermarket brands quickly followed suit. In February, Germany’s cost of living rose at the highest level since reunification, with everyday goods increasing by an average of 7.3%. The federal statistics agency Destatis said the jump from January’s figure of 5.1 percent to February’s 7.3 percent reflected the impact of Russia’s invasion of Ukraine, which has sent the price of oil and gas soaring.

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“..the Americans want the war to go on indefinitely, to “bog down” Moscow as if this was Afghanistan in the 1980s, and have strictly forbidden the Ukrainian Comedian in front of a green screen somewhere – certainly not Kiev – to accept any ceasefire or peace deal.”

‘Rublegas:’ The World’s New Resource-based Reserve Currency (Escobar)

Saddam, Gaddafi, Iran, Venezuela – they all tried but couldn’t do it. But Russia is on a different level altogether. The beauty of the game-changing, gas-for-rubles, geoeconomic jujitsu applied by Moscow is its stark simplicity. Russian President Vladimir Putin’s presidential decree on new payment terms for energy products, predictably, was misunderstood by the collective west. The Russian government is not exactly demanding straightforward payment for gas in rubles. What Moscow wants is to be paid at Gazprombank in Russia, in its currency of choice, and not at a Gazprom account in any banking institution in western capitals. That’s the essence of less-is-more sophistication. Gazprombank will sell the foreign currency – dollars or euros – deposited by their customers on the Moscow Stock Exchange and credit it to different accounts in rubles within Gazprombank.

What this means in practice is that foreign currency should be sent directly to Russia, and not accumulated in a foreign bank – where it can easily be held hostage, or frozen, for that matter. All these transactions from now on should be transferred to a Russian jurisdiction – thus eliminating the risk of payments being interrupted or outright blocked. It’s no wonder the subservient European Union (EU) apparatus – actively engaged in destroying their own national economies on behalf of Washington’s interests – is intellectually unequipped to understand the complex matter of exchanging euros into rubles. Gazprom made things easier this Friday, sending official notifications to its counterparts in the west and Japan. Putin himself was forced to explain in writing to German Chancellor Olaf Scholz how it all works.

Once again, very simple: Customers open an account with Gazprombank in Russia. Payments are made in foreign currency – dollars or euros – converted into rubles according to the current exchange rate, and transferred to different Gazprom accounts. Thus it is 100 percent guaranteed that Gazprom will be paid. That’s in stark contrast to what the United States was forcing the Europeans to do: pay for Russian gas in Gazprom accounts in Europe, which would then be instantly frozen. These accounts would only be unblocked with the end of Operation Z, Russia’s military ops in Ukraine. Yet the Americans want the war to go on indefinitely, to “bog down” Moscow as if this was Afghanistan in the 1980s, and have strictly forbidden the Ukrainian Comedian in front of a green screen somewhere – certainly not Kiev – to accept any ceasefire or peace deal.

So Gazprom accounts in Europe would continue to be frozen. As Scholz was still trying to understand the obvious, his economic minions went berserk, floating the idea of nationalizing Gazprom’s subsidiaries – Gazprom Germania and Wingas – in case Russia decides to halt the gas flow. This is ridiculous. It’s as if Berlin functionaries believe that Gazprom subsidiaries produce natural gas in centrally heated offices across Germany. The new rubles-for-gas mechanism does not in any way violate existing contracts. Yet, as Putin warned, existing contracts may indeed be stopped: “If such [ruble] payments are not made, we will consider this to be the buyers’ failure to perform commitments with all ensuing implications.”

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Energy-ruble-gold.

“..if Russia begins to accept gold directly as a payment for oil, then this would be a new paradigm shift for the gold price as it would link the oil price directly to the gold price.”

Russian Ruble Relaunched, Linked To Gold & Commodities (Manly)

By offering to buy gold from Russian banks at a fixed price of 5000 rubles per gram, the Bank of Russia has both linked the ruble to gold and, since gold trades in US dollars, set a floor price for the ruble in terms of the US dollar. We can see this linkage in action since Friday 25 March when the Bank of Russia made the fixed price announcement. The ruble was trading at around 100 to the US dollar at that time, but has since strengthened and is nearing 80 to the US dollar. Why? Because gold has been trading on international markets at about US$ 62 per gram which is equivalent to (5000 / 62) = about 80.5, and markets and arbitrage traders have now taken note, driving the RUB / USD exchange rate higher.

So the ruble now has a floor to the US dollars, in terms of gold. But gold also has a floor, so to speak, because 5000 rubles per gram is 155,500 rubles per troy ounce of gold, and with a RUB / USD floor of about 80, that’s a gold price of around $1940. And if the Western paper gold markets of LBMA / COMEX try to drive the US dollar gold price lower, they will have to try to weaken the ruble as well or else the paper manipulations will be out in the open. Additionally, with the new gold to ruble linkage, if the ruble continues to strengthen (for example due to demand created by obligatory energy payments in rubles), this will also be reflected in a stronger gold price.

What does this mean for Oil? Russia is the world’s largest natural gas exporter and the world’s third largest oil exporter. We are seeing right now that Putin is demanding that foreign buyers (importers of Russian gas) must pay for this natural gas using rubles. This immediately links the price of natural gas to rubles and (because of the fixed link to gold) to the gold price. So Russian natural gas is now linked via the ruble to gold. The same can now be done with Russian oil. If Russia begins to demand payment for oil exports with rubles, there will be an immediate indirect peg to gold (via the fixed price ruble – gold connection). Then Russia could begin accepting gold directly in payment for its oil exports. In fact, this can be applied to any commodities, not just oil and natural gas.

What does this mean for the Price of Gold? By playing both sides of the equation, i.e. linking the ruble to gold and then linking energy payments to the ruble, the Bank of Russia and the Kremlin are fundamentally altering the entire working assumptions of the global trade system while accelerating change in the global monetary system. This wall of buyers in search of physical gold to pay for real commodities could certainly torpedo and blow up the paper gold markets of the LBMA and COMEX. The fixed peg between the ruble and gold puts a floor on the RUB / USD rate but also a quasi-floor on the US dollar gold price. But beyond this, the linking of gold to energy payments is the main event. While increased demand for rubles should continue to strengthen the RUB / USD rate and show up as a higher gold price, due to the fixed ruble – gold linkage, if Russia begins to accept gold directly as a payment for oil, then this would be a new paradigm shift for the gold price as it would link the oil price directly to the gold price.

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“We have such a victory it can be seen from the moon, but it’s sure that it can be seen from Brussels..”

I’d be careful about labeling them Pro-Putin. They’re just not pro-Brussels.

2 Pro-Putin Parties Win Avalanche Victories In European Elections (ZH)

In a one-two knockout punch for pro-Russia governments in Europe, on Sunday the government of Serbia’s pro-Russia president Aleksandar Vucic was headed for an avalanche victory in the country’s presidential election with nearly 60% of the vote, a big improvement to this 2017 election result… while Hungary’s Pro-Russia prime minister, Viktor Orban, was on track to clinch a fourth consecutive term, leveraging a message against being dragged into the war in neighboring Ukraine, to reassert himself as the European Union’s longest-serving premier. With roughly half of the vote counted, Orban’s Fidesz party led United for Hungary, a six-member opposition alliance, 57% to 32% in the party list contest, according to the National Election Office, with 63% of the votes counted. That would be sufficient for Fidesz to keep its two-thirds parliamentary majority.

Despite opinion polls forecasting a tighter race, Orban’s Fidesz party won comfortably across much of the country. Opposition leader Peter Marki-Zay even failed to win in his own district, where he had served as mayor. The far-right extremist Mi Hazank party won 6.3%, and was set to enter parliament, further diluting the power of the anti-Orban alliance. “We have such a victory it can be seen from the moon, but it’s sure that it can be seen from Brussels,” Orban said in his speech on Sunday night, making light of his government’s long-running tensions with EU leaders. “We will remember this victory until the end of our lives because we had to fight against a huge amount of opponents,” Orban said, citing a number of his political enemies including the Hungarian left, “bureaucrats” in Brussels, the international media, “and the Ukrainian president too — we never had so many opponents at the same time.”

The election campaign was dominated by Moscow’s invasion of Ukraine, which put Orban’s lengthy association with Russian President Vladimir Putin under scrutiny. In his victory speech, Orban called Ukraine’s President Volodymyr Zelensky one of the “opponents” he had to overcome during the campaign. Orban’s unexpectedly strong victory defied polls ahead of the vote that had predicted Orban would face the toughest challenge to re-election in his 12 years in power, according to a report from the anti-Orban Bloomberg News. It almost makes one wonder why anyone – besides liberals of course – still uses polling, which obviously can’t forecast the future and also fails at mere propaganda and influencing election turnouts.

Orban

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History lesson: “..he would frequently refer to the Russians as redskins..”

Russia And Serbia Are Projected To Become The Empire’s White Colonies (Antonic)

In this article I will present the various plans that Germany had with the Serbs and Russians after the expected victory in World War II. Why do I fall back to history? We frequently perceive Hitler and Nazism as an aberration in Western history. But Hitler was, in fact, just openly announcing that in Europe he will do what the West has already done elsewhere. As we’ll see, Hitler took the extermination of the Native Americans as a model for the colonization of Slavic lands, Russia in particular. “It would be best if Serbia just disappeared from the map” —as attested by Hermann Neubacher, that opinion was prevalent within the German leadership in 1941 (see here, p. 89). But we find the same opinion in The Manchester Guardian (as The Guardian was formerly called), in August 1914: “If it were physically possible for Servia to be towed out to sea and sunk there, the air of Europe would at once seem cleaner” (here; here, p. 53).

Actually, the only difference between Hitler and the English was Hitler’s brutally proclaiming to do—and he had done as much as he could—what others in the West were doing slower and more subtly, the things they didn’t yet dare to undertake or weren’t able to accomplish. Unlike the Kaiser, who wanted territorial expansion towards the Middle East and a redistribution of African and Asian colonies, Hitler’s primary goal was to colonize Slavic lands, from the Baltic to the Black Sea for starters and then onward to the Urals. In Mein Kampf he writes that the Kaiser was mistaken in pushing Germany southwards. “When in today’s Europe we speak of new soil and land”, he wrote, “we primarily mean only Russia and the peripheral countries subservient to her. It appears that destiny itself wants to show us the way. […]

The giant Empire in the East is ripe for its downfall.” (here; 44th unabridged German edition, p. 742-3; compare here, p. 118) By the way, Hitler had adopted many concepts from the West. As J. Q. Whitman revealed in Hitlerºs American Model (2017), race laws in the United States were the legal inspiration for the race laws in the Third Reich. In his book Hitler: The Definitive Biography (2014), John Toland showed how impressed Hitler had been with the system of Indian Reservations, the extermination of the indigenous peoples, the epidemics and starvation policies. According to Toland, when speaking to the German leaders, the Fuhrer frequently “extolled the efficacy of the American extermination of the ‘red savages’ by starvation and in unequal combat” (here, p. 802).

“As a passionate reader of Karl May’s novels”, writes John Pool in his book Hitler and His Secret Partners (1997), “he would frequently refer to the Russians as redskins. He saw a parallel between his own efforts to occupy and colonize Russia and the conquest of the American West” (p. 272). He used to say that in the European East the Germans “had one single purpose: Germanization by peopling with Germans and treating the locals as redskins”. He even encouraged military officers to read Karl May and learn about all kinds of combat with the natives.

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“Within days, everything changed.”

Fauci’s United Front Is Collapsing (Tucker)

Last week, medical journalist Katherine Eban posted at Vanity Fair the results of a long and detailed investigation into the lab-leak theory of the origins of SARS-CoV-2. The subject is moving ever more to the front-and-center of efforts to find out exactly what was going on at the highest levels in early 2020 that resulted in the greatest societal, political, and economic upheaval of our lives. How precisely did we move so quickly from the “germ games” of October 2019 – when the virus was already circulating in the US – to full-scale global lockdown by March? Why did Anthony Fauci, who in early February was downplaying the seriousness of the virus, flip to the other side (which we know from emails)?

It was Fauci, according to many reporters, who tapped Deborah Birx to huddle with Trump and convince him that the only way to battle the virus was to “shut down” the economy – as if anything like that was possible much less effective for controlling a respiratory virus. For two years now, and despite endless writing and reflection, this change from the top has puzzled me. Lockdowns contradicted not only a century of public-health practice but even WHO guidelines. Even on March 2, 2020, 850 scientists signed a letter to the White House warning against lockdowns, closures, and travel restrictions. Within days, everything changed. There were hints of extreme measures in the CDC pandemic planning manuals since 2006 but the idea was hardly orthodoxy in the profession.

It’s also true that there were elite scientists who longed for the chance to try out the new theory of virus suppression. But how did Fauci and Birx, to say nothing of Jared Kushner, become converts of the idea to the point that they were able to convince Trump to betray everything he believed in? This is quite probably where the lab-leak theory comes in. It’s not so much about whether the virus was an accidental or even deliberate leak that matters so much as whether Fauci, Francis Collins, and Jeremy Farrrar of the UK’s Wellcome Trust believed it was possible or even likely. In that case, we have our motive. Did they deploy the chaos of lockdowns as a genuine if wildly misguided attempt to suppress the virus as a way of avoiding culpability?

Or perhaps it was deployed as a kind of smokescreen to distract from a closer examination of the Wuhan’s lab’s funding sources? Or possibly there is a third reason. We have a very long way to go before the full truth is out. But Eban’s article adds tremendous detail about the great lengths to which our Fauci-led cabal of officials worked hard to suppress dissent on the question of lab-vs-natural origin. They kept papers from being posted on preprint servers, held Zoom sessions with authors in an attempt to intimidate them, and spent tremendous energy making it clear that there would be a no-leak “united front” no matter what.

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We hide it, but don’t delete.

NIH Admits it ‘Suppressed’ Wuhan Lab Data, Disputes ‘Deleted’ Label (ET)

A National Institutes for Health (NIH) spokesperson is disputing a nonprofit watchdog group’s claim that the agency “deleted” genetic sequencing data on the CCP virus from a Chinese lab, but the same official acknowledged the data was “suppressed.” “The headline says the sequences were deleted which is inaccurate. They were not deleted. This is a really important point, and I’ve highlighted what did happen from what we provided to you earlier this week,” NIH Media Branch Chief Amanda Fine told The Epoch Times in a March 31 email. Fine was referring to a March 29 Epoch Times story headlined “NIH Deleted Info Received From Wuhan Lab on CCP Virus Genetic Sequencing, Watchdog’s FOIA Finds.” The information Fine referenced as having been provided to The Epoch Times by NIH earlier in the week was included in the published story:

“’In June 2020, in response to a request by the same [Wuhan] researcher, National Center for Biotechnology [NCBI] gave the sequence data the status of “withdrawn,” which removes sequencing data from all public means of access but does not delete them. “‘NCBI subsequently reassigned the status of the sequence data to “suppressed,” which means that sequence data are removed from the search process but can be directly found by accession number. This action to reassign the data was identified as part of NLM’s ongoing review into the matter. We are working to make more information available,’ the spokesperson said.” The biotechnology center, which is part of the institute’s National Library of Medicine (NLM), is the U.S. component of the International Nucleotide Sequence Database Collaboration.

The Epoch Times story was prompted by a report published on March 29 by Empower Oversight Whistleblowers and Research (EO) that was based on Freedom of Information Act (FOIA) responses the group received from the institute. “On June 5, 2020, a Wuhan University researcher requested that NIH retract the researcher’s submission of BioProject ID PRJNA637497 because of error. The Wuhan researcher explained ‘I’m sorry for my wrong submitting,’” Empower Oversight said in a statement (pdf) on March 29. “BioProject ID PRJNA637497 is also referred to as Submission-ID SUB7554642. Three days later, on June 8th, the NIH declined the researcher’s request, advising that it prefers to edit or replace, as opposed to delete, sequences submitted to the SRA,” EO reported. SRA refers to the Sequence Read Archive (SRA) data resource made available by NCBI, and it “stores raw sequencing data.”

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“His counsellors view the Ukraine crisis as a blunt instrument that nonetheless may help the president to dig himself out of his electoral hole.”

Joe Biden Should Be Removed Before Putin, US Poll Says (Exp.)

Just a week after the US president was accused of making a gaffe calling for regime change in Russia, an exclusive poll for the Sunday Express has revealed Americans would rather see his presidency end. Asked which would be better for America, 52 per cent chose “Biden loses power in the US” over 43 per cent for “Putin loses power in Russia”. The findings, in the poll by the Washington-based Democracy Institute, show almost two-thirds of Americans (62 per cent) believe Mr Biden will not be re-elected in 2024. They also appear to confirm an expected bid by Donald Trump in 2024 will see him sweep back to power. While Boris Johnson has seen a rise in public support for his handling of the Ukraine crisis, the error prone US president has not enjoyed a similar bounce.

Of 1,500 polled, who all identify as “likely voters”, 57 per cent disapprove of his presidency, the same as a month ago, while just 39 per cent approve of it. And 70 per cent believe the US is “heading in the wrong direction”. His handling of the war is only approved by 40 per cent while 52 per cent disapprove, and his overall foreign policy has a 55 per cent disapproval rating compared to 42 per cent approval. While a Techne poll for the Sunday Express showed almost a third of UK voters had Ukraine as their top concern, in the US just eight per cent saw it as their main issue, with the key worry being inflation. If Mr Trump does run in 2024, according to the US poll results he would beat Mr Biden by 48 per cent to 43 per cent.

Patrick Basham, Director of the Democracy Institute, said: “Biden’s foreign policy debacles, highlighted by America’s disastrous withdrawal from Afghanistan, have turned off voters, who mostly disapprove of his handling of America’s global role. “Biden’s political team knows economic pain will continue to weigh down the president’s ratings. So, it puts great stock in Biden’s handling of the Russian invasion of Ukraine. “His counsellors view the Ukraine crisis as a blunt instrument that nonetheless may help the president to dig himself out of his electoral hole. “Should the Ukraine crisis end on terms perceived to be favourable to the Ukrainians, and should Vladimir Putin’s Russia be put back in her box, it’s possible that Biden will receive considerable credit and his ratings will improve. If that happens, his party’s candidates may also improve their positions vis-à-vis their Republican opponents.

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“While many media figures now willingly admit the legitimacy of Hunter Biden’s abandoned-laptop story, they are avoiding what the emails found on that laptop actually contain.”

Biden’s ‘Absolute’ Defense Of Hunter (Turley)

“We absolutely stand by the president’s comment.” With those words, White House communications director Kate Bedingfield reaffirmed that President Biden maintains his son Hunter Biden did “nothing [that] was unethical” and never “made money” in China. Those claims appear demonstrably false — and they make the positions of both the media and Attorney General Merrick Garland absolutely untenable. For the media, the ongoing investigation of Hunter Biden by U.S. Attorney David Weiss in Delaware has presented a growing danger of self-indictment over its prior coverage (or noncoverage). Weiss has called a long line of witnesses before a grand jury, and there is growing expectation of criminal charges against Hunter Biden. Nothing concentrates the mind as much as a looming indictment.

Thus, The New York Times, The Washington Post, CNN and other media faced the embarrassing prospect of an indictment based on a story they previously suggested was either a nonstory or Russian disinformation. Suddenly, in recent days, they all rushed to declare the story legitimate, 18 months after the New York Post reported it in October 2020. What quickly emerged, though, was a new narrative: None of this implicates President Biden. On CNN, White House correspondent John Harwood declared, “There is zero evidence that Vice President Biden, or President Biden, has done anything wrong in connection with what Hunter Biden has done.” Anchor Brianna Keilar then added for emphasis that Harwood was making “an important distinction.”

It was important, but not because it was true. While many media figures now willingly admit the legitimacy of Hunter Biden’s abandoned-laptop story, they are avoiding what the emails found on that laptop actually contain. Hundreds of emails appear to detail a multimillion-dollar influence-peddling enterprise by the Biden family, including Hunter Biden and his uncle James Biden. Influence peddling has long been the way Washington’s elite enriches itself. This common source of political corruption involves the relatives of powerful government figures who shake down corporations or countries for access and influence. The Bidens would seem to be standouts in this common practice, engaging in a virtual family business. James Biden has been accused of marketing his connection to his brother.

And in the emails discovered on his abandoned laptop, Hunter Biden practically sold timeshares of his father by dangling meetings and dinners for investors. The key in any influence peddling scheme is to protect the principal. People apparently were told to avoid directly referring to President Biden. In one email, Tony Bobulinski, then a business partner of Hunter’s, was instructed by Biden associate James Gilliar not to speak of the former veep’s connection to any transactions: “Don’t mention Joe being involved, it’s only when u [sic] are face to face, I know u [sic] know that but they are paranoid.” Instead, the emails apparently refer to President Biden with code names such as “Celtic” or “the big guy.” In one, “the big guy” is discussed as possibly receiving a 10 percent cut on a deal with a Chinese energy firm; other emails reportedly refer to Hunter Biden paying portions of his father’s expenses and taxes.

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But doesn’t know what for yet.

Biden Wants Attorney General Garland to Prosecute Trump (Turley)

President Joe Biden has declared the guilt of individuals or promised punishment before even the commencement of investigations. The latest such example is the leaking of Biden’s desire to have Attorney General Merrick Garland prosecute Trump. [..] Biden is now being widely reported as wanting Garland to prosecute Trump. His close associates made sure that the media reported that the President wants “Mr. Garland to act less like a ponderous judge and more like a prosecutor who is willing to take decisive action over the events of Jan. 6.” This leak was made after a district court judge declared that Trump likely committed a crime, an opinion that I recently criticized over its sweeping language and spotty analysis. Various Democrats are demanding that Garland prosecute Trump, telling Garland to “step up or step out.”

Two years ago, the media heralded the statements of D.C. Attorney General Racine that he was pursuing possible charges. Yet, neither Racine nor the Biden Administration have charged Trump. Why? The reason is that there is not clear evidence of a crime. The leaking of the President’s demand puts Garland in an even more difficult position. The clear intent of the leak is to let Garland know what the President expects from him. Yet, Garland has already been criticized by some of us for refusing to appoint a special counsel in the Hunter Biden scandal. What is most striking, however, is the absence of any concern from the same legal experts who denounced such statements from Trump. These are statements made to aides that were then leaked to the media to get to Garland.

That allows the media to say that Biden never said it directly to Garland, but the message was delivered by the media. For Garland to yield to such pressure would constitute a troubling departure from his predecessor, Bill Barr, who refused to do so on investigations ranging from the Mueller investigation to the election investigation to the Hunter Biden investigation. Absent new evidence of direct culpability, such a prosecution would likely result in either acquittal or an appellate reversal. That would raise concerns over the Justice Department pursuing a political rather than a legal agenda — the very danger that Garland pledged to avoid when he stressed “I am not the president’s lawyer. I am the United States’ lawyer.”

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Coco Chanel. Another history lesson.

From Maria’s Office … the Fashion Nazi (Zakharova)

A few bloggers have reported today that official Chanel brand stores abroad are refusing to sell their products to Russian nationals. Allegedly, Chanel customers must sign a form saying that they will not take the items sold by the brand to the Russian Federation, as per some internal document of the boutique chain. We are a very patient and forgiving country. We have forgiven everyone for everything, turned the page and cleared the way for the future. But if the way turns out to be a ring road, we will break the vicious circle. Seems like those running the legacy of the “great Coco” have found a way to join the Russophobic “cancel Russia” campaign. Weird, right? What’s the link between Russia’s anti-Nazi operation and the French fashion house? But the link is there. We just opened a closet to find some well-preserved 80-year-old skeletons.

During World War II, Coco Chanel herself was a collaborator and a Third Reich agent. She is widely known to have had connections to the occupation authorities in France. Baron Hans Guenther Freiherr von Dincklage, an attaché of the German government in charge of the Nazi propaganda in Paris, was among her dearest friends. Coco Chanel, also known as informer F-7124 as per Abwehr records, supported the German masters of Paris so much that she took part in the attempts to organise secret negotiations between the Reich and the United Kingdom. One should say that the Germans valued Coco and had her live in a luxurious apartment at the Ritz hotel, while ordinary Parisians struggled to make ends meet under the German occupation, while the country’s economy was under enormous strain.

Moreover, the fashion designer accepted the help of the Nazis to reach her business goals. Before the war, she sold her Chanel No. 5 production facility to Jewish manufacturers. Then, she engaged the Germans to try and reclaim the rights to the perfume sale profits. After France was liberated, she was called to answer for all of that. The fashion house does not advertise it but Coco was arrested at the end of the war. She was later released as a favour to Churchill (and here is London again) and was banned from France after the occupation was over, for years, residing in the “neutral” Switzerland. The brand’s management has always emphasised that the Chanel house traditions are as strong as ever. Well, no doubt about that now. Investigative reporter Hal Vaughan wrote about the founder of the fashion house: “The Nazis were in power, and Chanel gravitated to power.”

The brand was never bothered by such things as concentration camps, mass killings and war crimes perpetrated by the SS and Gestapo divisions. We are a very patient and forgiving country. We have forgiven everyone for everything, turned the page and cleared the way for the future. But if the way turns out to be a ring road, we will break the vicious circle. And the Chanel house can get back to square one and support Nazism, just like its founder did. But now everyone will know.

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    Leonardo da Vinci Vitruvian man c1510 (see comments at link)   • Bucha (Klarenberg) • New Witness Testimony About Mariupol Maternity Hospital ‘Ai
    [See the full post at: Debt Rattle April 4 2022]

    #105449
    a kullervo
    Participant

    The difference between the past:
    – Strong minds. With strong thoughts. Building things to last. (Few & stronger);

    and the present:
    – Feeble minds. Considering feeble thoughts. Building fleeting things. (Many & weaker).

    [From strong to weak. God’s will or human plan: we devolve (; we waive; we defer; we decline.)
    That’s why some of us peevishly long for the past, while others cluelessly hope for the future.
    ‘Longing & Hope’: our favorite resolve softener brand (longing and hope: mere mind softener agents.)]

    (Trading the dubious for the certain.)

    Learning to tell apart mind’s wants from heart’s needs.

    What does the mind want? God only knows.

    What does the heart need? To contract & expand within a certain limit. (The Limit is there to prevent the heart from both blowing up and collapsing.)

    Can you understand this?
    Above all, can you accept it?

    (… and since I’m forced into wanting)
    All I want is to want not.

    #105450
    V. Arnold
    Participant

    Leonardo da Vinci Vitruvian man c1510 (see comments at link)

    I went to the links; I read as much as I could; wowzer; there’s a lot to that picture, which I’ve always been curious about…

    Thanks Ilargi for that art today…it’s been quite a read…

    As to the rest? World?
    Who really cares? Not me…much anyway…

    #105451
    John Day
    Participant

    @A Kullervo: I understand, Amigo.

    #105452
    John Day
    Participant

    I put this up around midnight. Now I’m up again to start the week. Picture harvesting texas heirloom garlic… https://drjohnsblog.substack.com/p/justifying-war-escalation?s=w

    Is it time for false flag attacks to justify escalation of US involvement in Ukraine, or is the video-selfie of torturing captured Russians to Death by a Ukrainian soldier in need of some bad press against the Russians? (Yes, there are further potential explanations.)
    In this video Ukrainian forces show videos of dead civilians by the roadside in a town of Bucha, which they just recaptured from Russian forces, civilians with white armbands, and say the Russians killed them. The Ukrainian soldiers asserting this war crime wear blue arm bands, which signify support for Ukrainian armed forces. Guess what white arm bands mean.
    This is supposed to hit the Western news Monday April 4.

    UPDATED: AFU Crimes In Bucha, Kiev Region. False Flag Propaganda Attack Against Russia Revealed (Photos, Video)


    Russia has moved forces from around Kiev, which were tying down Ukrainian armed forces in Kiev, and also attracting attacks from those Ukrainian forces. Russian forces are moving to the Donbass, and Ukrainian forces are also likely to move there. It is open farming country, not forested and suburban. It is a different battlefield.
    ​ ​The main military developments of the last days of fighting in Ukraine were the partial withdrawal of Russian troops from the Kiev and Chernihiv regions and their advance in the East of the country, taking full control of the strategically important town of Izyum in the Kharkiv region.
    ​ ​In the Kiev region, in the North-Western direction from the capital, the AFU took control of several towns, where fierce fighting continued for weeks. The Kiev grouping of the Ukrainian Armed Forces confirmed control over the cities of Borodyanka, Bucha, Vorzen, Gostomel, Ivankov.​..
    ​ The decision to reduce its military operations in the Kiev region was presented by the Russian side as a concession to Kiev aimed at the facilitation of the negotiation process between the two sides. The main goal of reducing the Russian military contingent in the Kiev and Chernihiv regions is certainly the strengthening of the Russian and L/DPR groupings in the Donbas region.
    ​ ​The decision to partially withdraw from the Kiev region is also due to the difficulties faced by Russian forces near the Ukrainian capital.
    ​ ​Russian troops suffered significant difficulties with logistics in this region. Russian soldiers stayed in field conditions for weeks, and had no opportunity to gain a foothold in the heavily destroyed towns in the suburbs of the capital after the fighting.

    War In Ukraine Day 36: Russian Withdrawal From Kiev, Reinforcement In Donbass

    Ukrainians seem to have killed Russian POWs “Terrorists, not POWs”, pictures.
    Dead bodies do not speak. It’s hard to verify and refute stories being told.

    Ukrainian Soldiers Carried Out Execution Of Russian POWs (Photos)

    #105453
    John Day
    Participant

    About the selfie-video of torturing/murdering Russian POWs:
    Ukrainian Journalist Finds Charred Remains Where Alleged War Crime Was Filmed
    Ukraine’s commitment to the laws of war is being tested by how it responds to video that appears to show its forces shooting Russian prisoners.
    https://theintercept.com/2022/03/31/ukrainian-journalist-finds-charred-remains-alleged-war-crime-filmed/

    ​From a few days ago. I have not watched the videos. The still images and descriptions are enough for me.
    ​ ​Two weeks ago, the United States government, State Dept., CIA and their allies in Big Tech, made a public announcement {Go Deep} that stated violence against Russians would be officially sanctioned by Facebook, Instagram and Google. In essence, Big Tech said it was now okay for Russians to be targeted on social media. Today, video footage is leaked showing graphic torture of Russian POW’s by Ukraine military units.

    Zelenskyy Worried About Western Financial Support After Video Surfaces Showing Ukraine Military Torturing Russian POW’s

    #105454
    John Day
    Participant

    One of many insights shared by Michael Hudson in this interview/transcript
    (The free-ride of the $US financial regime has been to the imperial military, not the American people.):
    ​ Well, the United States has been getting a free ride internationally. So, much of the prosperity here has been the result of our not having to pay for our own military spending, not having to pay for many of the foreign investments that we’ve got that supply the US with low priced foreign raw materials. All that is being ended by President Biden’s policy, which, of course, the Republicans support just as much as the Democrats.
    So, there’s really a political movement that is ending up impoverishing, I’d say, 99% of Americans. While the Federal Reserve saves the stock and bond market for the 1%, there’s going to be a huge squeeze that’s going to force, I think, most American families into debt leading to probably a close down of a lot of businesses just as you had the Covid crisis closing down a lot of businesses. You’re going to have the rising fuel prices, the rising food prices utterly force families into default and an inability to be self-supporting without either running into debt or selling their homes and becoming renters.
    https://thesaker.is/michael-hudson-interview-with-margaret-flowers-wbai-march-29-2022/

    “Meet The New Resource Based Global Reserve Currency”, Pepe Escobar (May I suggest: the “Golden-Petro-Ruble”)
    A new reality is being formed: the unipolar world is irrevocably becoming a thing of the past, a multipolar one is taking shape​
    ​The unilateral sanctions made dollars and euros worthless to Russia. Hysteria fits won’t cut it: this will be resolved – but under Russia’s terms. Period. The Foreign Ministry had already warned that refusal to pay for gas in rubles would lead to a serious global crisis of non-payments and serial global-level bankruptcies, a hellish chain reaction of blocked transactions, freezing of collateral assets and closures of credit lines.
    ​ ​What will happen next is partially predictable. EU companies will receive the new set of rules. They will have time to examine the documents and make a decision. Those that say “no” will be automatically excluded from receiving direct Russian gas shipments – all politico-economic consequences included.
    ​ ​There will be some compromise, of course. For instance, quite a few EU nations will accept to use rubles and increase their gas acquisitions so they may resell the surplus to their neighbors and make a profit. And some may also decide to buy gas on the go on energy exchanges.
    ​ ​So Russia is not imposing an ultimatum on anybody. The whole thing will take time – a rolling process. With some sideway action as well. The Duma is contemplating the extension of payment in rubles to other essential products – such as oil, metals, timber, wheat.

    Meet the New, Resource-Based Global Reserve Currency

    ​NATO’s Internal Gold War (Brexit not yet all worked out, you say?)
    ​ Russia´s new rubles or gold payment requirements for any of its goods or services will necessarily prompt a major gold war between the UK and the EU probably resulting in NATO´s first-ever internal head-on gloves-off confrontation. After WW2 the idea was to keep Europe´s gold bullion safely away from the former Soviet Union and Josef Stalin, just in case. So decades ago current EU member states deposited most of their gold in custody at the Bank of England (BoE) in London. Now, the UK will dare to weaponize the approval of EU gold repatriation requests and other gold-related issues as a very convincing bargaining tool for lots of still unfinished yet most important Brexit business. So,
    (a) Whitehall could indefinetly delay the EU gold delivery unless Brexit pending issues are agreed in favor of the UK.
    (b) Or, quite simply, the BoE would not ever return such EU gold supposedly kept in custody for the past decades because it has been partially or totally sold off or loaned out or compromised as explained below with former UK Prime Minister James Gordon Brown knowing about it all too well.
    https://thesaker.is/natos-internal-gold-war/

    “Events Like These Only Happen Once Every Century”,
    (Global financial reset time, like WW-1 & WW-2 ended the colonialist global financial regime. What’s next? Lots of facts & details. Some political agenda.)
    We are currently working on a project for an international treaty on the introduction of a new world settlement currency pegged to the national currencies of the participating countries and to exchange commodities that determine real values. We won’t need American and European banks. A new payment system based on modern digital technologies with blockchain is developing in the world, where banks lose their importance. Classical capitalism based on private banks is fading away. International law is being restored. All key international relations, including the issuance of world currency circulation, begin to form on the basis of agreements. At the same time, the significance of national sovereignty is being restored, because sovereign countries are coming to an agreement. The basis of global economic cooperation is joint investment in order to improve the well-being of peoples. Trade liberalization ceases to be some kind of priority, national priorities are respected, each state builds such a system for protecting the internal market and its economic space that it considers necessary. That is, the era of liberal globalization is over​/
    ​https://thesaker.is/events-like-these-only-happen-once-every-century-sergey-glazyev/

    #105455
    John Day
    Participant

    The Saker closes the 4/2/22 update with this:
    ​ ​”And the other thing is, Russia might have had trouble in heavily urbanized regions like Kiev and its outskirts (which are heavily suburbanized) because not only does it create very narrow killzones where mechanized squads are sitting ducks, but Russia seemed to greatly limit its airpower for fear of hitting all the un-evacuated homes everywhere. This made it extremely difficult to fight. But in the Donbass region, where it’s comparatively de-urbanized, mostly huge expanses of flat fields, farmland, small villages, it will play to all of Russia’s strengths – whereas the Kiev regions played completely to Ukraine’s strength, not only the heavily suburbanized areas but most of the region is heavily forested as well, which allowed the ‘partisan’ and guerilla tactics of the Ukrops to be much more successful than in the lower Donbass region of flat farmlands.
    ​ ​So I will stick my neck out and predict that the cauldron collapse will be more rapid than people expect now that Russia has made the decision to focus everything onto it. The troops are really chomping at the bit, attacks on their homeland (Belgorod), and the torture of POWs has boiled their blood.”
    https://thesaker.is/sitrep-operation-z-3/

    ​Jim Kunstler closed his piece with this:
    ​ ​”Anyway, in case you’ve forgotten, the Biden family melodrama is actually a sideshow to the main event in the center ring right now: the collapse of Western Civ, starring the USA as a once-promising beacon of liberty and decency, now reduced to the equivalent of a homeless fentanyl freak gibbering about gender Marxism in history’s gutter. The scaffold of the economy is collapsing, helped along by “Joe Biden’s” foolish bid to disrupt global banking arrangements, boomeranging right back in Western Civ’s chops, as the supply lines to every conceivable precious commodity from fertilizer to rare earths — with oil in the middle of all that — get recklessly severed. Isn’t it bad enough that we no longer make anything in our country; now we don’t even have access to the stuff we might need if we ever actually considered making stuff again? On top of that, no food for you, O nation of whimpering simps, lost in your Tik-Tok raptures of virtual orgasm. March of 2022 sure was a humdinger. And, of course, April always begins with a joke, before the serious fun starts.”

    “Jettison the Animals!”

    ​Don’t forget about all of the dead and damaged humans from the last 2 years of the “COVID-Pandemic” control-narrative, please.​
    Heart Damage Found in Teens Months After Second Pfizer Shot, Study Shows
    A new peer-reviewed study shows more than two-thirds of adolescents with COVID-19 vaccine-related myopericarditis had persistent heart abnormalities months after their initial diagnosis, raising concerns for potential long-term effects and contradicting claims by health officials that the condition is “mild.”
    https://childrenshealthdefense.org/defender/heart-damage-teens-after-second-pfizer-shot/

    #105456
    John Day
    Participant

    Germany to raise food prices sharply NOW.
    (Hungry people get warlike.)
    https://www.zerohedge.com/markets/german-retailers-increase-food-prices-20-50-monday

    #105457
    Red
    Participant

    This should be interesting, live feed starts at 8 a.m. EDT
    https://rumble.com/vzn4yg-the-first-casualty-of-war-is-truth-live-wscott-ritter.html

    #105458
    Mister Roboto
    Participant

    Gonzalo Lira weighs in on the Bucha incident, FWIW:

    #105459
    those darned kids
    Participant

    humans gonna human..

    #105460
    Dr. D
    Participant

    “”I Have No Idea What’s Going On” – Shanghai Officials Separate COVID-Positive Children From Parents As Outbreak Worsens”

    As predicted. But I’m sure the state is a much more loving parent. Only our resistance stopped this here.

    Like this: “New York City Will Mandate Masks For Children Under 5 Years Old”

    After masks studies don’t work, lockdowns proven to have a 1.5% change, and months since the CDC study with zero mask helping on children last August.

    “In North America two years ago, it cost around $200 an acre to fertilize a 1,000-acre commercial farm, Adams said. Right now, with spring planting, farmers can expect to pay $1,200 to $2,000 an acre.”

    Of course I say these things and that you really need to have animal manure or you’ve got society out on the longest limb, but it all seems so expensive, backward, and theoretical. Until everybody suddenly dies.

    “That’s in stark contrast to what the United States was forcing the Europeans to do: pay for Russian gas in Gazprom accounts in Europe, which would then be instantly frozen”

    That’s what I said six months ago, but “They’re dead-broke and need to find a way not to pay.” I can’t prove that, but if correct even Escobar is making it too complicated.

    Interesting that therefore there is no contract breach or change because they’ve just reduced the number of member banks to one.

    ““When in today’s Europe we speak of new soil and land”, he wrote, “we primarily mean only Russia and the peripheral countries” – Hitler

    This is why the Anglos supported him, with Bosch, ThyssenKrupp and Ford winning a Iron Cross medal for trucks, IBM for data tracking on concentration camps. We pretend he was unique but the rest of the world was just as down on the Jews, including America. A similar view of the Slavs — or the Irish — was less extreme.

    “Lockdowns contradicted not only a century of public-health practice but even WHO guidelines.”

    As I pointed out at the time. They can kill MORE people with the lockdown, but not less. Also doubled the wealth of the top 100 billionaires. FROM the poor people, locked down. So why did they, this ONE time, deny all previous knowledge, protocol, and procedure? Not an accident.

    NIH Admits it ‘Suppressed’ Wuhan Lab Data, Disputes ‘Deleted’ Label (ET)”

    We put it in the basement, in a locked filing cabinet, in a unused lavatory, with a sign reading ‘beware of leopard.’” So not really ‘deleted.” What does ‘deleted’ mean? The internet is forever. We just murdered the careers of anyone looking. It’s right out in the open. We’re talking about it. We’ll just kill you if you cross us.

    “Biden Wants Attorney General Garland to Prosecute Trump (Turley)”

    I know I get tired of saying this, but aren’t you supposed to find the CRIME first? Then the man? So last century. It’s Social Justice. Socially, I don’t like him, so I fabricate the Justice to fit.

    This artist needs some creds. Magic ratio Phi.
    Phi

    The Vase of Life: Vesica Piscis and 2:1 (6)

    #105461
    Kassandra
    Participant

    Thank you to those that responded yesterday. I have to admit, I am still in the place of “it cannot be true that millions were forced to take a dangerous vaccine”, but this latest round of weirdness seems so off.

    Also, I am not vaccinated, but I did have covid, at least my husband and I did have a textbook case of the “omicron variant” as advertised. If what these papers say is true, every one of us is now at risk of serious heart complications.

    Although I suppose at the end of the day, it’s all murder, in the fact that this is an engineered virus, along with a dangerous gene therapy. I just cannot get over the fact that no matter how you look at the situation, we all have just experienced the greatest abuse of human rights on a global scale to date. As well as the greatest propaganda campaign. And I now live in fear because of what I witnessed in my fellow humans during all of this.

    #105462
    Oroboros
    Participant

    Gonzalo Lira, who was a filmmaker himself, took apart the 4 faked Ukronazi videos by simply pointing out the same buildings and landmarks in the videos. Super sloppy propaganda, typical Zelensky dancing & prancing soyboy snowflake pirouettes.

    The Bucha fake is just more amateur hour false flag Kabuki. It will be sliced and diced and will make zero impact in the larger framework of a dissected denazified neutered Ukraine.

    Scott Ritter is saying that after the Russians exterminate the flower of the Ukronazi military in the Donbass Cauldron, they will roll to the Western Ukraine and flatten it with virtually no resistance. Lviv will fall and the Russian will go right to the Western border.

    Oh, and as a side note, Coco Chanel should have had her head shaved and have been publicly hung in the center of Paris.

    #105463
    Mister Roboto
    Participant

    @Kassandra: I didn’t get around to reading your comment from yesterday until just now, and I would like to posit an idea about what you’re experiencing over there. I know this forum, unlike JMG’s forums, is probably not the best place to discuss spiritual and occult matters, but I would still like to toss this out there regardless of whatever sneering and jeering I might invite.

    Right now on the lower astral plane (the astral plane is the level of spiritual existence right above our own), there is a lot of very thick, gunky, negative spiritual energy accumulating. This has been going on for years. But since about the start of February, this accumulation has become especially congealed, thick, and nasty. You are probably correct to sense that “something big is going down”, and this spiritual gunk piling up on the lower astral plane is the catalyst for whatever this “something big” is. My evaluation is that if we can prevent this “something big” from being a full-on nuclear war between two certain countries, we’ll be doing relatively well. (Anyone who is into the praying thing should be praying about that, IMHO!)

    Even if we can avoid such an unthinkable catastrophe, then that means something else will happen, and whatever that is, it’s going to be “fasten your seatbelts” time!

    #105465
    zerosum
    Participant

    Did you look?????
    WARNING: The following contains disturbing images. You may want to turn off your TV
    ————–

    New witness testimony about Mariupol maternity hospital ‘airstrike’ follows pattern of Ukrainian deceptions, media malpractice


    massacre in the city of Bucha
    serious questions about whether at least some elements of the event were staged for propaganda purposes – and with the cooperation of the Associated Press.
    ————
    incident a false flag.

    We know about these supposed mass graves thanks to Associated Press correspondent Evgeny Maloletka, who has published photos and authored articles detailing their construction. His content has been widely repurposed by other Western outlets, the grim images traveling far and wide.

    ————–
    Are you ready ….. More sanctions ….. for everyone to bear

    Only part of this is due to Ukraine.

    • German Retailers To Increase Food Prices By 20-50% On Monday (ZH)
    ———-
    the Americans want the war to go on indefinitely
    ———–
    “They’re dead-broke and need to find a way not to pay.”
    ——-
    I can tell ….. You looked ….. You have been changed by the experience

    #105466
    Noirette
    Participant

    About the US bio-defense aka bio-weapons labs in the Ukraine.

    One of the reasons the EU was reluctant for Ukr. to join it, or determined that it would not, but played along, was (I say ‘was’ because recent events have changed the picture) what is called la situation sanitaire, aka the public health tableau, which was, is, horrible, to put it mildly, and perceived as dangerous for EU citizens.

    The one concession (on visas for Ukranians > the EU) made by the EU was strongly opposed by many, because well before Covid and its attendant hysteria, the potential for spread of infection(s) was feared.

    Ukr. has had outbreaks of polio (due to lack of vax, WHO ran a campaign there, but it is all so expensive..), outbreaks of measles (55K ! ppl since 2019, 110 K ppl since 2017…), some ppl die, children are blinded, etc. (one link in next post.)

    Its AIDS stats are horrific (official most certainly not exact, no link.) The heroin trade from Afgh. to Europe crosses Ukr.; aids patients are considered scum as many are homosexuals, prostitutes, or are very poor, they get zero care (not even clean needles are offered.., personal knowledge.) Tuberculosis is v. bad as well. Hepatitis, too.

    Corruption in the medical sphere is off the charts, as of course it is a prime terrain. (one link in next post.) EU officials knew that UN-WHO-EU-other funding is NEVER distributed the way it is supposed to be, it goes straight into the pockets of the first receivers (Gvmt./ oligarchs), with a tightly managed stream of trickle-down to keep the system functioning.

    Before the Russian invasion, MSM sympathetic to ex-USSR countries even published condemnatory articles, see eg. Politico on corruption in Med. in Ukr. (link in next post.)

    Googling “Infectious disease outbreak Ukraine” brings up endless articles about how the Russian invasion, which will halt vax programs, increase all kinds of infectious diseases (those that were rampant before..) – which shows that the MSM knows, knew, exactly what Ukr. health problems were, now to be blamed on recent events, ‘disruption’…

    Anyway I am wondering if there is a link with the bio-labs. Probably not, or not directly, in the sense of ‘poor occupied territory..’ subject to all ills. But there are a lot of bio-labs in N. Italy…and Ukr. has also had strange eruptions of this or that…Hmm probably we will never know…

    #105467
    Noirette
    Participant
    #105468
    Mr. House
    Participant

    “But there are a lot of bio-labs in N. Italy”

    I was not aware of this. Isn’t that where they had their largest outbreak? I do remember articles in early 2020 stating some towns in northern italy were essentially Chinese due to the large number of workers in the area.

    #105469
    D Benton Smith
    Participant

    @A Kullervo: Me , too.

    #105470
    Susmarie108
    Participant

    @Dr.D: the content in the piece “The Vase of Life: Vesica Piscis and 2:1 (6)” is astounding, inspiring, intriguing. There is much to take in here.

    Even the title carries special meaning! The “vase” or vessel, an open container, a usually round vessel of greater depth than width (2:1), used chiefly as an ornament or for holding flowers (Life); a metaphor for what is to come in this Holi post from Bruce Lyons.

    This is a beautiful ROADMAP.

    UNITY is “built in”.

    “The fact that unity appears in so many places in a complex geometry; and the fact that progressions from unity, like the root of 3, also appear in diverse biological architectures, suggests that many parts of our make-up are being affected by the same stimuli. Everything is contributing to consciousness. Unity is being preserved throughout as if it were an architectural module. This is significant because at the quantum scale only minute amounts of energy are needed to effect a difference capable of registering ‘memory’ or information. Once you have volume it is possible to store dynamic information that can even self-replicate. Some of our most important knowledge may well be holographic and through shared resonances offers the experience of synchronicity which greatly enhances the feeling of belonging in a meaningful way to a greater whole – even if often unconscious. ”

    Vesica Piscis, where the perimeters of two overlapping circles pass through each other’s centers, forming a ‘fish-shaped’ Vesica between them. The connection to the Heart center and beyond is made here.

    “It will be important then to see what role an upright Vesica might play in our anatomy, since its vertical axis is an irrational number (1.73205…), while its horizontal axis is the same as the width (Unity) of the Prime 1:2 rectangle and all the sides of the hexagon and the width of the Root-3 rectangle! Infinite and finite are operating together!!! The infinite values that fall off toward the infinitesimal may refer to process + curvature, which produces a cycle, feedback loops that return information, or energy, back into the system, which when it self-regulates results in rhythm. A cycle can induce a pulse: a wave of energy that keeps regenerating itself. One immediately thinks of the centrality of the auricular and ventricular nodes of the heart.

    I should also mention that each curved half of the Vesica represents 120 Degrees of the opposite circle. 120 Degrees is a ‘trine’ in astrology, often associated with perfection, ease of activity, harmony and success. Taken together the two sides make up 2/3 of a whole circle, while each side is 1/3 of a whole circle. The Temple of Solomon also used the division 1/3 and 2/3. The Holy of Holies was 1/3 the whole, while the 2:1 rectangle of the main court was 2/3 of the whole. One principle, two different applications. The width of this very special Vesica or vase, is 1/3rd the whole structure (2 interpenetrating circles span ‘3’), giving the Vesica some affinity with the “Holy of Holies”.”

    @A Kullervo – go to the link discussed here, you will find answers (and more questions) to your morning musing.

    LOVE to All.

    #105471
    zerosum
    Participant

    Noirette

    There are some Infectious disease that give immunity after getting it. (Some live, some die)

    In my region, the low number given, 7%, of people getting covid, should also apply to spectators of sports fan and yet there is no mention of any outbreaks after the events.

    Since more than 4 million Ukrainian have left Ukraine, and spread out around the world, lets hope that they don’t carry Infectious disease that will cause large deathly epidemic worst than war.

    #105472
    D Benton Smith
    Participant

    @MisterRoboto

    Although I approach the issues from a different tack than JMG, our conclusions arrive at pretty much the same place. In multiple spheres of human activity (from Finance and Productivity to Communications and Spiritual Awareness) the current scene seems to be that we have turned the corner in the correct direction ( toward Truth, Honesty, Good, , Awareness, Spirituality) and have yet a long way to go to get this civilization back into acceptable shape. The ride will be rough because there are many debts (of myriad sorts) to be repaid or set right. Call it a “Market Correction” in both the physical and metaphysical Realms.

    #105473
    Susmarie108
    Participant

    YOGA “maps the creation” in the Sri Yantra. The parallels to the above mentioned article are real. The Yogis were ahead of their time – accessing reality. The TRUTH is the TRUTH – always accessible, throughout time and space.

    Sri Yantra

    More pictures:
    https://sriyantraresearch.com/pictures/Flat/planar_sri_yantra_pictures.htm

    #105474
    zerosum
    Participant

    Everybody must get the same message that we tell.
    https://ca.news.yahoo.com/federal-government-announce-high-speed-224031534.html
    Federal government to announce high-speed internet for low-income seniors, families

    #105475
    zerosum
    Participant

    Just for fun
    https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Kissing_number
    12
    https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Close-packing_of_equal_spheres#:~:text=The%20fcc%20and%20hcp%20packings%20are%20the%20densest,completely%2C%20requires%20non-spherical%20shapes%2C%20such%20as%20honeycombs%20.

    In geometry, close-packing of equal spheres is a dense arrangement of congruent spheres in an infinite, regular arrangement (or lattice). Carl Friedrich Gauss proved that the highest average density – that is, the greatest fraction of space occupied by spheres – that can be achieved by a lattice packing is

    {\displaystyle {\frac {\pi }{3{\sqrt {2}}}}\approx 0.74048}{\displaystyle {\frac {\pi }{3{\sqrt {2}}}}\approx 0.74048}.

    Therefore, there is still 0.26 of empty space

    #105476
    Maxwell Quest
    Participant

    “The ride will be rough because there are many debts (of myriad sorts) to be repaid or set right. Call it a “Market Correction” in both the physical and metaphysical Realms.”

    Correctamundo! And a nice metaphor which helps to grasp the karmic principle.

    There is no free lunch. All must be paid for. The Universe is a just universe, governed by law, and balanced down to the penny. As DBS implied, the national debt is great in more ways than one.

    #105477
    John Day
    Participant
    #105478
    John Day
    Participant

    If there were a widespread debt jubilee, it would have to proceed into a world without the forms of debt and debt-based-currency, which we have come to know.

    I think “money” would need to reflect work-already-done again, as it did through most of history, outside of banking.

    #105479
    zerosum
    Participant

    Just for fun – last step
    https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Symmetry

    #105480
    zerosum
    Participant

    I think “money” would need to reflect work-already-done again, as it did through most of history, outside of banking.
    Yep!
    and still as useable, not destroyed by war,

    #105481
    Susmarie108
    Participant

    @ V Arnold

    @zerosum

    Did your research into today’s Leonardo da Vinci Vitruvian man c1510 reveal why the artist chose to position the figures in an asymmetric position from the waist down?

    I find the alignment to be interesting.

    Thoughts?

    #105482
    zerosum
    Participant

    @ Susmarie108
    Our ancestors were not stupid
    I’m surprised that this knowledge survived.

    #105483
    Michael Reid
    Participant

    @ John Day #105454

    Wow related to the article Events Like These Only Happen Once Every Century (Sergey Glazyev)

    Definitely a must read. It explains nearly everything that is going on in the geopolitical and financial. What a find. Great work. Thank you.

    #105484
    zerosum
    Participant

    Pot calling the kettle black
    Crime against humanity etc etc etc
    Are people that easy to hoodwink :
    deceive · trick · dupe · outwit · fool · delude · cheat · take in · bluff · hoax · mislead · misguide · lead on · defraud · double-cross · swindle · gull · finagle · get the better of · cozen · sharp · befool ·

    #105485
    Veracious Poet
    Participant

    It’s always darkest before the dawn, when the celestial bodies are not able to shine their light upon planet Earth:

    Apple demands states enact laws to bolster (LGBTQ et al.) grooming efforts in schools and destroy women’s sports

    Apple spokesperson Peter Ajemian confirmed in a statement that the company “regularly lobbies” against anti-grooming legislation “across the states, just as we did in Florida.”

    https://thepostmillennial.com/apple-states-laws-grooming-efforts-schools-womens-sports

    Pete Butt-gieg to Americans: Get used to CRUSHING gas prices until we achieve ‘clean energy’ independence

    https://www.theblaze.com/video/pete-buttigieg-gas-prices

    The Art Of The Steal…

    SACRAMENTO, Calif. – California is sitting on a $600 million pile of unclaimed nickel and dime deposits on recyclable cans and bottles and now wants to give some of that back to consumers.

    To get the state’s nearly 40 million residents to recycle more and send more deposits back to them, Gov. Gavin Newsom’s administration unveiled a plan Friday to temporarily double to a dime the refund for a 12-ounce (355 milliliters) bottle or can. California already pays 10 cents on containers over 24 ounces (709 milliliters), and that would temporarily double to 20 cents.

    https://www.foxla.com/news/california-has-600m-in-unclaimed-can-bottle-deposits

    #105486
    upstateNYer
    Participant

    Noirette: I always appreciate your insights. Thank you.

    Zerosum: Yes, people are ridiculously susceptible to “pot calling kettle black.” The first thing we need to do is look in the mirror. All of us.

    I find Aaron Kheriaty, a dr and medical ethicist who lost his job due to covid jab mandates, to be one of the most reasonable, logical, and well-spoken voices on the experimental injection debate stage. Highly recommend you read (frequently on Brownstone Institute) or listen to his interviews when you get the chance.

    The covid nonsense is not over. Distracted as the West might be right now with Ukraine, TPTB are just resting up to figure out the next push.

    #105487
    Dora
    Participant

    I came across this tweet on Dr. Malone’s new Gettr site and it got me thinking about something with regard to the Ukraine war. Read the Jaques Attali quote.

    https://www.gettr.com/comment/cw08kue31c

    It got me thinking that WWI required 100’s of thousands of men as soldiers, sailors, military to fight. But after WWI – the war to end all wars – the men who fought and weren’t killed were then neglected by their governments. Then came WWII. More 100’s of thousand of men were needed as military to fight. After WWII, the men who fought weren’t neglected by their governments. Programs were started for education, healthcare, safe working conditions, and new schools for new children were built. After all, it was possible the governments would again in 20 or 30 years need conscription of 100’s of thousands of young men again.

    Now, however, the techo utopians think men aren’t needed anymore for work – robots, AI and automation can be used for those tasks. But, there’s still the problem of modern warfare. This is where Ukraine comes in as the testing ground for the West’s techo utopians to prove they can win a serious confrontation without 100’s of thousand of men. They’ve stated they have no use for most of the millions of peoples in their countries… unless they can’t win a serious war without them – that’s probably the only thing that will alter their thinking.

    #105488
    Figmund Sreud
    Participant

    Alastair Crooke:

    “… Russia’s Central Bank commitment sets in motion a dynamic to bring the Rouble back into balance with the current dollar price of gold on the open market. And ‘hey presto’, contrary to the European-U.S. effort to crash the exchange value of the rouble and cause a crisis, the rouble is already back at its pre-war level – and it is the dollar which has crashed (vs. the rouble).”

    https://www.strategic-culture.org/news/2022/04/04/once-in-century-opportunity/

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