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“The Russians” Commit Yet Another “Atrocity” (Saker)
US Oil Imports From Russia Increase By 43% (AMD)
US Lawmakers Welcomed Georgian Warlord Who Boasts Of War Crimes In Ukraine (GZ)
Leviathan Floundering (Kunstler)
Worsening Food Price Increases Gain Global Attention (CTH)
833 Athlete Cardiac Arrests and Serious Issues, 540 Dead, Following Jab (DE)
Shanghai Reports 7th Day Of Record Cases
Billionaires Are Backing Bitcoin Over “Fiat Fraud” (ZH)
Durham Seeks to Force Clinton Campaign and DNC to Turn Over Evidence (Turley)
Hunter Biden Makes Watergate Look Like ‘Tiddlywinks’ – Rep. Tenney (NM)
French Elections: Marine Le Pen Gains Ground On ‘Feverish’ Macron (Exp.)
The Death of Representative Democracy (ITT)

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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“The Russians” Commit Yet Another “Atrocity” (Saker)

The big news today is that those evil Russkies have fired a Tochka-U missile with a cluster warhead at the city of Kramatorsk, killing scores of innocent civilians. The “entire civilized world” is disgusted and immediately announced even MORE sanctions, MORE condemnation and MORE anti-Russian virtue signalling. Minor problem: Russia does not have Tochka-U missiles, which are 30 year old Soviet missiles which have been far surpassed by modern Russian missiles (of which Russia has plenty enough). How do we know that it was Tochka-U which was used? Because of the tail section which separates from the warhead during the flight. Here it is:

No Russian tactical missile in service with such a tail section, and only the Ukrainian Tochka-U have.


Tochka-U tail and control surfaces

How much of a problem is that for the Empire of Hate and Lies? Very minor, really. Remember that their PSYOPS are directed at two kind of people: • Those with low intelligence • Those who don’t care about the truth. Russia did not have the old-model Buk which allegedly shot down MH-17 either, which did not stop the Empire of Hate and Lies to instantly blame the shooting down on Russia. And Russia has long liquidated her chemical weapons stores, unlike the US or the UK, by the way. But who cares about that when hating Russia and Russians is all which really matters? In fact, this is straight out of the western PSYOPs book:


• Execute a false flag, then • INSTANTLY blame Russia and lean on all your colonies to do the same in the name of western “solidarity” Thereby make absolutely certain that no real investigation can take place or, if it does, it will be so far down the road that nobody will care. So we have a major false flag in Bucha, and now we have that Tochka-U in Kramatorsk. What will come next? God only knows, but the goal is to associate “Russians” with “atrocities” in what is left of the mind of the eagerly scatophaging serfs in Zone A.

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When you weren’t looking….

US Oil Imports From Russia Increase By 43% (AMD)

According to the Deputy Secretary of the Russian Security Council Mikhail Popov on Sunday, the US increased its imports of Russian oil by 43% in the last week, totaling 100,000 barrels a day. Popov told Komsomolskaya Pravda news that “the US forced Europeans to introduce anti-Russian sanctions, while not only continuing to import oil from Russia but increasing volume of [oil] deliveries for the past week by 43% up to 100,000 barrels per day!” The Deputy Secretary also detailed that Washington imported fertilizers from Russia while listing them as essential goods. The US last month announced a ban on Russian oil, natural gas, and coal imports as a response to the Russian operation in Ukraine.


Former US colonel and Eurasia Center Vice President, Earl Rasmussen, said the European Union’s latest sanctions and economic retaliation against Russia will backfire and cause a massive recession in Europe. Rasmussen, who previously said that US troop deployment to Ukraine deters efforts to solve the conflict, said the European sanctions against Russia will throw Europe into a “historical recession”. The colonel stated that despite repeated assurances from Biden, Washington is in no condition to replace Russia’s plentiful and cheap supplies of natural gas to Europe with any alternative energy supply that is remotely comparable in either scale or cost.

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US Lawmakers Welcomed Georgian Warlord Who Boasts Of War Crimes In Ukraine (GZ)

Having taken up arms against Russia for a fifth time, Georgian Legion commander Mamuka Mamulashvili has bragged on video about his unit carrying out field executions of captured Russian soldiers in Ukraine. While Western media pundits howled about images of dead bodies in the city of Bucha, echoing Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelenksy’s accusation that Russia is guilty of “genocide,” they have largely overlooked the apparent admission of atrocities by an avowed ally of the United States who was welcomed on Capitol Hill by senior lawmakers overseeing congressional foreign policy committees.

Having fought in four wars against Russia, and despite allegations that he played a leading role in the massacre of 49 protesters in Kiev’s Maidan Square in 2014, Mamulashvili has taken multiple trips to the United States, where he received a warm welcome from members of Congress, the New York Police Department, and Ukrainian diaspora community. In an interview this April, Mamulashvili, was asked about a video showing Russian fighters who had been extrajudicially executed in Dmitrovka, a town just five miles from Bucha. Mamulashvili was candid about his unit’s take-no-prisoners tactics, though he has denied involvement in the specific crimes depicted.

“We will not take Russian soldiers, as well as Kadyrovites [Chechnyan fighters]; in any case, we will not take prisoners, not a single person will be captured,” Mamulashvili said, implying that his fighters execute POWs. “Yes, we tie their hands and feet sometimes. I speak for the Georgian Legion, we will never take Russian soldiers prisoner. Not a single one of them will be taken prisoner,” Mamulashvili emphasized Executions of enemy combatants are considered war crimes under the Geneva Convention. Western governments continue to block a Russian request for a United Nations investigation into alleged massacres in Bucha, where scores of corpses were photographed following the Russian withdrawal from the city, some with hands bound and shot execution style – as Mamulashvili described doing to prisoners.

While the events in Bucha have become a source of outrage and heated contention, a clear case of war crimes by Ukrainian forces which took place just five miles down the road on March 30 as Russian troops withdrew has received a more muted response despite coverage by the New York Times. The macabre footage shows Russian paratroopers dead or bleeding out in the road, some with their hands clearly bound — reportedly the handiwork of the Georgian Legion.

Zelensky Azov

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“..our broke-down Bretton Woods fiat money system becomes the new “barbarous relic” of global finance..”

Leviathan Floundering (Kunstler)

Is it true, as is hotly rumored now, that the mRNA shots lead uniformly to autoimmune deficiency syndrome? Ditto the alarming rise in cancer cases among the vaxxed… ditto heart damage, organ damage, grievous neurological damage? We’ll know a lot more about this in May and June, and it’s hard to imagine what the collective emotional reaction will be if all that turns out to be true. Never in history will so many face the prospect of an untimely death, and at the hands of such banal bureaucratic villainy. Will they just compliantly check out of this world, the same way they lined up for their vaxxes and boosters, or finally rage against that machine?

The latest venture in unreality these days spills out of Russia’s operation in Ukraine. The mind-fuckery over it sure seems advantageously amplified here as a cover for the tragic developments in the Covid-19 vaxx melodrama and other domestic torments. All the evidence suggests that our country’s leadership wanted this war to happen in the worst way. We set up the provocations in Donbas and let’er rip. Now we posture on the sidelines, crying crocodile tears, pretending to help while sabotaging peace talks. What’s followed in our attempts to punish The Evil Putin (the source of all our problems) is the most feckless fiasco of unanticipated consequences since Kaiser Wilhelm gave the go-ahead to Austria to punish Serbia over the murder of Archduke Franz Ferdinand in 1914. Voila: a World War. Only in this case it’s looking more like a suicidal economic war by Western Civ on itself.

How are those sanctions working out? No fuel for German industry… no fertilizer for Iowa farmers… no nickel and other metals to make machine parts for Europe and America…. And suddenly, having kicked Russia out of the international trade payment clearing system (SWIFT), we’ve provoked them to resort to backing the ruble with gold, meaning that our broke-down Bretton Woods fiat money system becomes the new “barbarous relic” of global finance, leaving the West to pound sand down a rat hole, while the other two-thirds of the world do actual business for commodities that modern life can’t do without. The result of all that? America and its partners in Western Civ resign from modern life and go medieval. Everything about America is looking more and more medieval — our rough living conditions, our lawlessness, our violent entertainments, our Hobbesian racketeering, our occult sexual preoccupations, our depraved elites, our quack science. Our center has not been holding for so long that hardly anyone even remembers where the center used to be. And now the bottom is falling out.

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This is what topples governments.

Worsening Food Price Increases Gain Global Attention (CTH)

The UN Food and Agriculture Organization reported on Friday they are recording the highest Food Price Index since they started recording thirty years ago. With record highs in prices for cereals, vegetable oils, dairy and meats. This issue has been a slow burning fuse toward the biggest powder keg in modern history, and it is about to get very serious. We have been warning about it since last fall {Go Deep}. In the most deliberate and painstaking ways possible, we have been urging everyone to take this issue seriously. The background cause is complex and started with the 2020 government response to the pandemic. U.S. and international government intervention in the food supply process has been FUBAR from the beginning.


Every action taken since early 2020 has been one bad policy after another; building failure upon failure, crisis upon crisis, bad decision upon bad decision, bringing us to a precipice summed up by saying “the absence of food will change things.” Some will say the food prices we are about to experience –and the crisis it will create– was deliberate. Others will say this was the cumulative outcome of major failures on the part of the government. At this point the former makes more sense, and the latter looks like a justification and excuse, because if government entities were really serious about food prices and shortages, they would be taking pragmatic steps to mitigate the problem; they are not.

There are simple things government could do, such as helping farmers offset targeted fertilizer costs, providing relief for diesel fuel and energy costs, and taking other simple steps that would help the agricultural industry. Instead of responding with the urgency this would demand, the collective government action has been to ignore the problem (talk soundbites), and give speeches about using subsidies to offset the end result (consumers) – without ever addressing the root cause. All this while fueling conflict in Ukraine and chasing radical energy policies under the guise of global climate change.


The UN Food and Agriculture Organization (UNFAO) keeps track of food prices and projections using a global index. What they are calculating, and what they are projecting based on the current calculations, is a major increase in food prices combined with a major increase in food scarcity due to the unaffordability of food products. The baseline of 100 is the monthly rate of change for a basket of food products using the period from 2014 to 2016. The current rate of change is indexing at 159.3, meaning the monthly increases in price are almost 60% higher than the base period. Trying to chart this rate of index is almost impossible, as it seems literally exponential. (red line in graphic) In 2020, the monthly rate of change increased to an index of around 110. In 2021, the monthly rate of increase went from 110 to around 135. In the first three months of 2022, the index has jumped from 135 to almost 160 (in three months), and there is no end in sight.

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“We’re doing this anonymously because we’ve seen people viciously attacked and threatened for doing things like this, so we’re not going to open ourselves or any of our contacts to that.”

833 Athlete Cardiac Arrests and Serious Issues, 540 Dead, Following Jab (DE)

A total of 15 players were unable to finish the Miami Open 2022 tennis tournament, including the male and female favourites. All of the players must be “fully vaccinated” to compete, the Liberty Daily wrote, “just as we’ve noted for several months, most major sports have been hit with ‘inexplicable’ medical conditions popping up in young and otherwise healthy athletes, including our report that three cyclists fell in March alone.” The so-called health professionals running the Covid “vaccine” programs around the world keep repeating that “the Covid vaccine is a normal vaccine and it is safe and effective.” But as of the end of last month, Good Sciencing has recorded 833 athletes, worldwide, who have had cardiac arrests or other serious issues, with 540 dead, post-Covid injection.

Post-vaccination injuries in athletes include cardiac arrest; blood clots or thrombosis; stroke; irregular heartbeat; arrhythmia; neuropathy; and, death. With most of the post-injection injuries being cardiac arrests. Good Sciencing is a small team of investigators, news editors, journalists, and truth seekers. They state on their website: “It doesn’t really matter who we are. What really matters is that we care carrying on an investigation and we’re presenting the evidence we’ve found, almost all of it documented in mainstream media publications. We’re doing this anonymously because we’ve seen people viciously attacked and threatened for doing things like this, so we’re not going to open ourselves or any of our contacts to that.”


As well as receiving new cases and updates from alert readers, they note that they are also receiving hate mail and death threats. Good Sciencing has a non-exhaustive and continuously growing list of mainly young athletes who had major medical issues in 2021/2022 after receiving one or more Covid injections. You can view the list HERE. “Initially, many of these were not reported. We know that many people were told not to tell anyone about their adverse reactions and the media was not reporting them. They started happening and ramping up after the first Covid vaccinations. The mainstream media still are not reporting most, but sports news cannot ignore the fact that soccer players and other stars collapse in the middle of a game due to a sudden cardiac arrest. Many of those die – more than 50%.

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“..the city reported more cases on Thursday than the entire country saw earlier in the week.”

Shanghai Reports 7th Day Of Record Cases

The better part of a week has passed since local authorities announced on Monday that they would be extending the lockdown in Shanghai “indefinitely”. But despite authorities’ best efforts (or perhaps, because of them) COVID case numbers have continued to climb at a record pace, with Shanghai recording another 20K+ COVID cases on Thursday, topping the 20K mark for the second day in a row. Authorities reported 21,222 new cases in Shanghai alone on Thursday, marking a 7th straight daily record. For context, the city reported more cases on Thursday than the entire country saw earlier in the week. The number of symptomatic cases has also increased substantially. Shanghai, the new epicenter of China’s latest coronavirus outbreak, has recorded more than 131,000 cases since the flare-up started on March 1.


According to the latest developments reported by the SCMP, the city has converted conference centers and public facilities into temporary quarantine and treatment facilities with tens of thousands of bunks, adding to the 77,000 hospital beds already set aside in the city of 25 million residents. Meanwhile, rumors have emerged on social media – sourced from unwittingly leaked military documents – that the military is taking over the city……and that the lockdown will persist at least until May. Should the lockdown persist for the entirety of April, China’s GDP could suffer a hit of more than one percentage point, as Goldman analysts determined that every four weeks of lockdown in the city would shave 1 percentage point off the country’s GDP, given Shanghai’s importance to the Chinese economy.

The city has recorded more than 131,000 COVID cases since the flare-up began on March 1. Health authorities are taking no chances, even if the vast majority of the infections – daily symptomatic cases were in triple digits – showed no symptoms, and there had been no fatality in the current wave. “The battle against the outbreak is still very tough,” according to a Thursday speech by Vice-Premier Sun Chunlan, who had been overseeing the anti-pandemic work in Shanghai since last weekend. “Any sign of relaxation or complacency is unacceptable.”

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“Unfortunately, it’s curtains for the US. Sell your shitcoins, and buy bitcoin.”

Billionaires Are Backing Bitcoin Over “Fiat Fraud” (ZH)

[..] while many crypto enthusiasts belong to the younger generation, millennials and Gen X, billionaires like Mexico’s third-richest man, Ricardo Salinas, have visceral memories of the failures of fiat – namely, hyper-inflation. And they shared this experience with his audience. “I have a big grudge against fiat, I call it the fiat fraud,” Salinas, the owner of Mexico’s Banco Azteca, said on Thursday. He then shared a story about how his salary as a young business school graduate in Mexico during the 1980s declined from around $2,000 a month to just $20 during a period of six years. “That’s hyperinflation,” he said. Echoing Peter Thiel’s controversial comments, Salinas also spoke to the religiosity of its high priests in his keynote address.

“This fiat religion has its high priests, and you can see them right there. And their religion is not tolerant,” Salinas explained. “They hate anyone who is a heretic. There’s a lot of heretics in this room right now.” Closing his thoughts, Salinas warned the crowd of central bank digital currencies (CBDCs). “If the CBDC is issued these people will have full control over how you can spend your money,” he cautioned. Why does Salinas think they are so bad? Because you lose all sovereignty in the use of your funds. “They think it’s a bad idea, they close your capacity to spend your money,” Salinas predicted. That being said, Salinas noted that not all crypto is created equal: “Unfortunately, it’s curtains for the US. Sell your shitcoins, and buy bitcoin.”

Salinas added that 60% of his investment portfolio is now in bitcoin or bitcoin-linked equities. According to Bitcoin Magazine, that’s up from 10% in 2020. Salinas also denounced bonds as toxic and a “terrible investment” that he wouldn’t “touch with a 10-foot pole.” Of course, he’s not the only high-profile investor to say as much about bonds in the era of inflation (short-dated Treasuries just endured one of the rockiest first quarters in modern history).

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“..using attorney-client privilege to withhold evidence in a case where the former partner is accused of using his status of counsel to conceal information from the government.”

Durham Seeks to Force Clinton Campaign and DNC to Turn Over Evidence (Turley)

It is always good to have a “lawyer acquaintance” when things get tough. In “A Streetcar Named Desire,” the character Stanley Kowalski famously assures to Blanche DuBois that he has “a lawyer acquaintance” who will protect her. The same appears to be true for the Hillary Clinton campaign and the DNC. Special Counsel John Durham is fighting to get access to evidence related to his prosecution of former Clinton campaign lawyer Michael Sussmann. The documents are being withheld by the Clinton campaign, the Democratic National Committee (DNC), Fusion GPS, and Perkins Coie. There are 1,455 withheld documents, but only 18 reportedly involved a lawyer. However, they are arguing that their “lawyer acquaintances” shield their communications from disclosure to the Special Counsel.

Sussmann’s defense recently took a body blow from Durham after the Special Counsel revealed that Sussmann did not just conceal the role of the Clinton campaign in pushing a debunked Russian collusion allegation but put that same alleged lie into writing. In both a text message and the later meeting, Sussmann is accused of lying about not representing any client despite billing the time to the campaign. Sussmann faces a single charge under 18 U.S.C. 1001 for lying to the FBI in a meeting with the then-FBI General Counsel James Baker. In the indictment, Sussmann is accused of “mak[ing] a materially false, fictitious, and fraudulent statement or representation” in conversations with Baker. Durham argued that “the defendant provided the FBI General Counsel with purported data and ‘white papers’ that allegedly demonstrated a covert communications channel between the Trump Organization and a Russia-based bank.”

That institution was Alfa Bank and Sussmann’s effort paralleled the work of his partner at the law firm Perkins Coie, Marc Elias, in pushing the Steele Dossier in a separate debunked collusion claim. The Federal Election Commission recently fined the Clinton Campaign and the DNC for hiding the funding of the dossier as a legal cost by Elias at Perkins Coie. The Clinton Campaign’s Alfa Bank conspiracy was found to be baseless but the FBI did not know that it was being offered by someone being paid by the campaign to spread the claim. Had they known, Durham alleges the department might have been able to avoid the investigation costs and effort spent on the Alfa matter.

Durham told the court that these sources (and tech executive Rodney Joffe) have refused to turn over documents as protected by attorney-client or work product privilege. Durham can use the crime/fraud exception to compel disclosure but he is first asking the court to review the documents in camera. Attorney-client privilege is generally raised by clients but can be raised in some circumstances by third parties under some circumstances. However, the exchange must be “for the purpose of obtaining legal advice from the lawyer.” Likewise, the work product doctrine protects documents that were “prepared in anticipation of litigation or for trial” by third parties on behalf of the client.

[..] the campaign and Perkins Coie are using attorney-client privilege to withhold evidence in a case where the former partner is accused of using his status of counsel to conceal information from the government.

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“This is about the president of the United States potentially being involved in money laundering and RICO claims..”

Hunter Biden Makes Watergate Look Like ‘Tiddlywinks’ – Rep. Tenney (NM)

The revelations coming out about President Joe Biden and his son, Hunter, reveal a pattern of corruption that makes “Watergate look like a game of tiddlywinks,” and censorship of the story by Big Tech and the mainstream media cost former President Donald Trump the 2020 election, Rep. Claudia Tenney said in a Newsmax interview Friday. “This is about the president of the United States potentially being involved in money laundering and RICO claims,” the New York Republican said on Newsmax’s “National Report.” “[He is] the ‘big guy’ as is defined in some of these authenticated emails, even by The New York Times.”

“Even Tony Bobulinski, who was a partner with the Bidens, said this is who it is, the big guy,” she added, referring to a story in The New York Post in 2020 when Bobulinski called Biden a liar and said he was the “big guy” referred to in one of his son’s emails that discussed payments. “Joe Biden got 10% laundered through his son,” Tenney maintained. “[That] was millions of dollars held by Hunter Biden so that they wouldn’t implicate Joe Biden, the president of the United States, the leader of the free world. This has to come out.” Biden has denied that his son has done anything wrong, and the White House is standing behind him on that claim, reports The Hill.

Meanwhile, Tenney on Friday said that after The New York Post broke the news of Hunter Biden’s laptop, where the incriminating emails were discovered, Facebook and Twitter censored the story, which came out shortly before the 2020 election. “Incredibly 51 former intelligence agents, people who are involved in inside information with our federal government, claimed that this was a clear case of rushing this information and they signed a letter saying that this should not be put out for public consumption, which is a bit of a form of censorship,” said Tenney. She added that, according to a Media Research Center poll, at least 10% of Biden’s supporters had said they would not have voted for him had they known about the allegations about his son.

“This election came down to about 42,000 votes when you look at the key swing states,” she said. “Big Tech oligarch Mark Zuckerberg put over $419 million in key swing state areas to prime the pump to move voters in the direction of Joe Biden enough to change the results of this election.” It’s critically important, she added, that such censorship not be allowed to happen through “Big Tech and Big Tech oligarchs like Mark Zuckerberg to prevent us from knowing the truth before we get to an election as critical as 2020 was.”

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First round on Sunday.

French Elections: Marine Le Pen Gains Ground On ‘Feverish’ Macron (Exp.)

Voters in France will go to the polls on Sunday to elect a president for the next five years with the election taking place over two rounds. On the last day of campaigning before voters go to the ballot boxes, a poll had Marine Le Pen just two points behind Emmanuel Macron. Ms Le Pen was runner-up to Emmanuel Macron in 2017, and this time, she is once again his closest rival. There are 12 candidates taking part in Sunday’s election, eight men and four women. Of the six main contenders, three are from the right of French politics and two are from the left. A month ago, Marine Le Pen was trailing President Macron by 10 points and fighting for a place in the second round against him.


Now she’s seen as the clear favourite to challenge him for the presidency ahead of Sunday’s first round. If she does make it through to the 24 April run-off, opinion polls suggest for the first time that a Le Pen victory is within the margin of error. “Nothing is impossible,” President Macron has warned, as polls suggest his far-right rival is closer than ever before to winning the presidency. On Friday, Ms Le Pen took to the streets in Narbonne as she completed the final leg of campaigning. When asked by The Telegraph what she thought of her main rival Emmanuel Macron likening the chance of her victory to Brexit, the 53-year old nationalist reiterated a mantra from her final rally the previous night: “When the people vote, the people win.”

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History lesson.

The Death of Representative Democracy (ITT)

Democracy has nothing to do with voting to elect representatives. Democracy does not require that citizens are represented by anyone because the people make all political decisions themselves. Many national governments pretend that they value democratic principles. They often claim a right to defend democracy or promote democracy in other countries. None of the governments that make such claims are democratic. Their pretensions often result in war. Democracy isn’t currently practised in any nation state. Instead, we suffer something called “representative democracy.” In a democracy the people are the government and protect themselves, from their own potential errors and excesses, through the checks and balances inherent to the rule of law, which again, is judged solely by the people.

In a representative democracy the government claims the authority to “govern” the people, forming autocratic states. So-called representative government “allows” the people to select their political leaders once every 4 or 5 years. In the intervening years this tiny group of “representatives” exercise executive power and rule over everyone else. This is called an oligarchy and it is the antithesis of a democracy. Nonetheless, the people have been “educated” to believe that the oligarchy is a democracy and have become attached to the idea. The oligarchy, or “representative government,” supposedly honours some foundational principles which are, in and of themselves, worthy. These are often referred to as democratic ideals.

Democratic ideals have been shaped, over thousands of years, by political leaders, reformists and philosophers. In their modern form they were described by the British sociologist T. H. Marshall in his 1949 essay Citizenship and Social Class. Marshall described these ideals as a functioning system of rights. While democratic ideals are far from an adequate substitute for democracy, in a representative democracy they do at least suggest some protection for the citizen from the whims of the oligarchy they are permitted to elect.

Democratic ideals include the right to liberty, to free speech, freedom of thought and expression, the right to peaceful protest, to justice and equal opportunities. Apparently, these rights are essential because, without them, representative democracy cannot function. The oligarchs govern to protect and promote the interests of the establishment. This ensures that the wealthiest individuals and families, the multinational corporations they own, the non-governmental organisations they fund and the banks they control can rule.

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    Pablo Picasso Head and guitar 1927   • “The Russians” Commit Yet Another “Atrocity” (Saker) • US Oil Imports From Russia Increase By 43% (AMD) •
    [See the full post at: Debt Rattle April 9 2022]

    #105755
    Veracious Poet
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    We don’t really know. We don’t have enough information about “the-owners”.
    We sure don’t know what they know.
    TT4TW has an impression of the Rothschild family views and intentions, but I don’t have enough information to agree or disagree with it.
    The danger I see in hopelessness is the same as in believing everything is fine in the world.
    Either belief relieves the believer of any duty to change and prepare.

    John,

    I’m not hopeless, I’m a pragmatic realist. I don’t know what I don’t know, clearly, but I know more than enough to conclude the path mankind has chosen is very, VERY dark.

    I did not choose this unnecessary madness, in fact for almost 30 years I did my best to warn people that the future (& the past) was not what they thought it was.

    And just because the road to hell is paved with good intentions, it’s still the road to hell.

    At least as a sojourner on earth, I have faith & firsthand knowledge that once we leave this astral realm that the cause of the chaotic disturbance, the EGO, is stripped away & peace immediately follows…

    In the meantime I’m observing macro geopolitical events to prepare to be helpful & loving to the best of my ability, for the innocent & transcendent.

    Since I’ve come to the conclusion that through recent revelations very, VERY few “humans” belong to the latter, I might last awhile into the emerging dark age…

    Peace be upon you,

    Gary

    P.S. I’ve spent far too much time writing to no good result, I shall try to focus on being helpful by sharing breaking info during this calamitous journey 🙂

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    oxymoron
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    How much of a problem is that for the Empire of Hate and Lies? Very minor, really. Remember that their PSYOPS are directed at two kind of people: • Those with low intelligence • Those who don’t care about the truth.
    Man – I feel this is my life now. I walked around the cbd of Melbourne today for the first time since mandate protests and felt like a stranger in a strange land. Over 100,000 people in the city to watch the Grand Prix – yes fuel guzzlers going round and around with all the athleticism of someones ankle depressing the accelerator to wow the crowds – covered dutifully by the nightly news I was forced to endure at my in-laws. Putin is a monster they all agreed and I just nodded like the fool on the hill who understands the vast nuance of life in Samsara.

    I’ve never felt more wise, intelligent and at the same time disheartened and lost as I do the last few months and I say this with humility although it appears not.
    I salute you all.

    #105757
    Dr. D
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    RaboBank: “the Fed needs to push down stocks to get inflation under control. We then had a current Fed member say he wants the Fed Funds rate at 3.50% by the end of this year. Yet US stocks decided to stage a late rally”

    The Fed is dead. The market is mocking them. To salvage any power or credibility – that is: to continue to exist – they need to raise rates enough to break the market.

    Now that may sound counterintuitive as they’re the ones who MADE the market. But there are two parts: 1) Blow Bubbles 2) Foreclose on the defaulted collateral you forced everyone to over-leverage. Because they’re the collection of insider banks. Claiming real assets in default is the quickest road to riches.

    But there’s more. As everyone now sees, we have several power-factions in play. Obviously Russia and the global south is in the news right now and doing well. However, we have the previous ones: the Americans…in a way…and the Davos crowd, as recently represented by Klaus and Build Back Bitter. If Davos wins, the Fed dies, subsumed by BIS and Switzerland. To avoid this, they need to counter-leverage, and make Switzerland squeal.

    They just did this, as remember that the BIS will put gold into Tier 1 assets, and…as long said, the Euro was created from birth to be mark-to-market for gold? Therefore, if the Euro wants to relieve pressure, they can just raise the gold price and the EU is re-collateralized? Well London’s gold rigging has held and they could NOT raise the gold price. WWIII = gold barely ripples now. So Basel just delayed the Tier 1 asset, again. London wins. The Anglos.

    Now the Fed is in a jam, and has to raise rates crashing the market. Great, but WHICH market? It will cause a worldwide Financial Crisis II, but that’s not a stupid question. Russia has 20% rates and is drawing capital. Europe is in negative rates and can’t raise them. But the Fed can. We don’t know when the market will crack – 1% or 3% – but if Powell has 300% yield over Europe, money will flee Brussels and go to the United States. Especially for safety at this time, both from Europe, and from the 100% guaranteed recession (oil + yield curve)

    Europe cracks first, their Eurodollars seize up, and the Fed “wins” that round. Davos is set back. This is why the Fed won’t/can’t care that it will cause America’s biggest stock crash since 1930. Besides, they can just print more for their friends and insiders and restart it like ‘08!

    Let me put it this way: Cramer and the Market always say the Fed is kidding and they’re bluffing this time. The Fed is never bluffing and always raises until there is a crisis, 100% of the time, wherever that level is. Ask The Bernank, it was a mere 3% even back then. They then take all assets in foreclosure and print money for their friends after shorting it ahead of time, even if they have to refuse to admit world-wide default, like MBS did in “The Big Short”. (or Germany did in Greece) They stole your pension and made money shorting it down. What’s the downside? Win-Win. Heads I win, tails I win.

    They did, of course, try this under Trump, but he kept pointing out that if there was any crisis Powell was responsible and they stopped. So they wanted to do this years ago. The market is totally out of control now and they need to do it or go into hyperinflation. I mean, unless 6-sigma folks mysteriously die again, and constantly, but there are limits. The herd will notice…someday…maybe…

    “European sanctions against Russia will throw Europe into a “historical recession”.

    Recession? What? Actually, it’s hard to tell: STOCKS are down universally, like the Russell 5000. So are most favored stocks. The only stocks near all-time highs are a few unicorns propping up the Indexes, like Tesla. That is to say: the 20 levitated insider stocks we use to LIE.

    “Ban European flights”

    Here’s an interesting one. Since America is canceling most of their flights now, American is offering “Air Ground Service.” No, I didn’t make that up and I’m not kidding. Since the “Airline” can’t get you into an “airplane” – because: failing failures – they will get you to your destination via ground! No extra charge! Otherwise known as the “Bus.” Again, I am not kidding. They are selling the bus as an air flight to normal people.

    So is America banning flights too? Except, because America, we also LIE about it?

    Sounds suspiciously like Club of Rome, Greenpeace, Environmentalism, AGW, Carbon Credits, Green New Deal. Funny how no matter WHAT happens: prosperity, economy, disease, war, the answer is always the same: you can’t drive while private jets are tax-free. You can’t eat while I’m at the French Laundry. You live in 500ft concrete and I’m on my 5th mansion at sea level.

    Does this not make anyone suspicious that every problem we’ve had for the last 30 years, no matter how different, have all had the same solution? One that also didn’t work, as Germany is collapsing under green power long before Russia came along? No? No, I guess.

    “Yes, we tie their hands and feet sometimes [then shoot them]”

    He’s in good company. So does everybody else in Ukraine. It is a war after all. Are you supposed to kill them nicely? How does that work?

    [Highest] Food Price Index since they started recording thirty years ago.”

    Killin’ some folks. This is why we can’t get a revolution here: it generally follows high food prices, since people are essentially good and don’t want to wreck things unless you force them to. To defend themselves and their lives. Let’s Go Brandon! We sure showed him who’s boss! Now I’m going to make sure people in Iowa don’t eat again until Putin caves.

    …And where’s that new fracking to gas up that new fertilizer plant? No? No one’s interested?

    Chris Martenson of Peak Prosperity was covering this, and pointed out this was in his original “Crash Course”…fifteen years ago. We are mining Potash, sending it to field, then flushing it down a toilet into the ocean in NYC never to be recovered again. Those mines were depleted, critical, and would end crop yields worldwide…twenty years ago. That’s how long we knew this and knew it was red-lined. We could recycle that waste as many places do, or make some adjustments as I’ve said back to animal fertilizer. 20 years red lined. We did nothing. Or actually, we did the #Opposite, and now everybody dies.

    …And this is an accident and not an intentional choice how, exactly? You gave tax credits to make SURE this happened. So you PAID to make this famine sure.

    Killin’ some folks. Population is too high and must be reduced. Starting with grandma in a NY nursing home, collecting Social Security and Medicare that was bankrupting Very Important People. Politicians, Oligarchs, and Billionaires.

    When this is what happened, the answer in the article is “The government should do something.” They already did: THEY CREATED THIS PROBLEM. And now you think they want to fix it? Heavens no, they want to reduce the population, haven’t you heard? It’s all the rage, in all their papers. The New Eugenics, really. Smart people love Eugenics like flies like s—t. You can’t possibly publish that you like humans and don’t want to kill them in any respectable outlet on earth. Don’t you want to be the cool people? Be seen at Studio 54?

    Anyway, who knew except EVERYBODY. For LIFETIMES. While they destroyed the infrastructure, small farms, and practices that would have even made this POSSIBLE. Because if you’ve torched the barns and let the farm get up to 5,000 acres, you ain’t gonna have a small-animal shop for your fertilizer. You now need some 50 barns, paddocks, small tractors, fences, silos, feedlots, water troughs, trained helpers, and everything else I can’t think of.

    833 Athlete Cardiac Arrests and Serious Issues, 540 Dead, Following Jab (DE)”

    Killin’ some folks. Who could be shoveling hay that keeps us alive.

    …using attorney-client privilege to withhold evidence in a case”

    They did this for the cover, but it’s actually illegal. If I judge finds out about it, they’ll throw the book at you. …But not if you’re the Very Important People. Then we believe whatever half-a—-d nonsense alibi you cook up. So the lawyers and whole law firm were the money bag-men for national crimes. That if they subverted an election with the involvement of a foreign power might amount to treason. Yeah, that “attorney-client” is strong, and should be, but not THAT strong.

    “The president of the United States potentially being involved in money laundering and RICO”

    Everybody complains about the weather, but nobody DOES anything about it. We all know. Would you like to do your job and follow up with charges now? He can present his case in court, as should be.

    “This is called an oligarchy and it is the antithesis of a democracy.”

    Interesting article but I disagree. An “oligarchy” is only when the representatives persist as the same people and families (as we have now, but is not required and in fact avoided in the House of Rep.). “Democracy” is also the 51% voting themselves the property and daughters of the 49%. …No legal rights to the minority. Also yes we “Claim” to be a democracy because everybody’s illiterate. We are not a democracy and the guys who set it up feared and hated democracies above all things: mob rule, which they’d seen. “Democracy” is government-by-Twitter. Where “Science” is whatever is most trending that day. Where if you’re uncool, we vote you into solitary, as we’ve done this last year. Unlike some other bad governments like Kings and Chiefs, “Democracy” wouldn’t even work for a tribe of 500.

    “Democratic ideals” These are not “democratic” because: illiterate. They are the ideals of “The Enlightenment” and “Natural Law”, the “Rights of Man.” That is, we are trying to align government model with the natural law and model. The “mandate of heaven” in the “Way”, the Tao, the #Logos.

    I mean we do need reforms, but we also need to think clearly. Or we’ll do something even stupider than presently, as impossible as that seems.

    #105758
    Oroboros
    Participant

    • US Oil Imports From Russia Increase By 43%

    • Ban European flights and car use in cities to hurt Putin

    This is what puts the ‘tard in Eurotardistan®

    I mean, come on, we’re getting into 2+2=5 territory.

    I have a ProTip® for the unwashed euro-masses

    If you really want to ‘hurt Putin’ and save energy and precious resources:

    Put a Brick in your coffee maker!

    Hahahaha

    Maybe I’ll ask Will Smith to sail over to Old Europe and Dope Slap the snot out of the joint, restore some Common Sense to an otherwise punch drunk rump continent.

    Or maybe send in Boris at 5′ 9″ and 231lbs to rough up the plebs.

    .

    On second thought, maybe send in the former Russian Heavy Weight Champion at 7′ 2″ and 328lbs

    https://th.bing.com/th/id/OIP.y5Aot38dPsalWcPxBk9IIgHaE7?pid=ImgDet&rs=1

    #105759
    Oroboros
    Participant

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    #105760
    oxymoron
    Participant

    Elon seems a little childish at times. He most certainly isn’t Hopi Indian level. He assumes geological and weather stability around sites re Nuclear. Also the biggest hope being a self-sustaining city on Mars. Come on – I like he is thinking outside the box but so much beauty here to be plundered to get there – it’s a bit like draining aquifers to water gold courses and then losing all your good fishing spots.
    Short Term – I’ll take Buddha anyday

    #105761
    zerosum
    Participant

    Disinformation

    The Empire of Hate and Lies?

    The “entire civilized world” is disgusted and immediately announced even MORE sanctions,

    a false flag

    ————–

    what topples governments…..
    the four horsemen

    Pestilence – a problem – even bugs need to eat to live
    Covid ….. a problem – Post-vaccination injuries
    War ……. .a problem – Energy consumption hog
    Starvation …. the crisis it will create – was deliberate. – “genocide,”
    ———-

    #105762
    Dr D Rich
    Participant

    Signs of the anti-Narcissist
    “I knew Jimmy Carter!”
    Standard reply: “But does Admiral Rickover know you?”

    For the credulous, here’s more grist for the mill:

    “The U.S. was then called in to help with the clean up the site.

    Carter, a trained nuclear engineer who had worked under famed Admiral Hyman Rickover, the father of the Navy’s nuclear program on the atomic submarine “Sea Wolf,” was asked to lead a team for the clean up operation.”

    #105763
    zerosum
    Participant

    War crimes still do not motivate a call for peace.
    Atrocities is a call for more death/revenge.

    (synonyms:
    act of barbarity · act of brutality · act of savagery · act of wickedness · cruelty · abomination · enormity · outrage · horror · monstrosity · obscenity · iniquity · [more])

    #105764
    zerosum
    Participant
    #105765
    Oroboros
    Participant

    Meanwhile on the Fakedemic Front

    Legendary story teller Rod Serling, working from the grave, pitches a new tale to present day Mediawhores:

    .

    #105766
    Noirette
    Participant

    Will Macron be re-elected?

    To discuss the next French elections, we need to address how Macron was elected in the first place.

    In F, surmising about rigged elections is taboo. I mean, completely forbidden, and not just viewed as crazy conspiracy, deplorable hate speech, etc.

    In the first round turnout was 77%. Of those who voted, 24% voted for Macron, 21% chose Marine Le Pen. The two other popular candidates: Fillon, who was set to become the next president before he was brought down by a fabricated scandal, *PenelopeGate*, got 20% (he would have won easily without the scandal – and the 20% shows that many ppl did not care), and Mélenchon, a ‘left-winger’ got 20% as well (all nos. rounded off ..)

    Only one candidate from the two main traditional parties (‘Républicain’ and ‘Socialistes’) Fillon, got some kind of respectable score, and that after a rabid, daily, pounding, MSM witch-hunt. (Fillon was pro-Russian insofar as that was possible, and is now a Director at Gazprom.)

    the scandal: His wife accepted Gvmt. payments for “non-work”. Perfectly legal in F, and 1/3 of F parliamentarians hire family members, with surely another 1/3 hiring mistresses, etc. To write poetry, or polish their shoes, or whatever.

    15% of those who voted in the first round did so for other candidates.

    The Marine votes can be estimated. There exists a hard-core National Front Le-Pen base (the party has been renamed ..); Marine has participated in many elections; her electorate has been analysed and described exhaustively. For example, in 2012 she took 17% of the vote, with the two ‘main party’ candidates doing better (Sarkozy and Hollande.) 21% in the first round is in line with all analyses, polls, etc.

    The end result of the second round: 43% voted for Macron, 22% for Le Pen, 35% stayed home / voted blank or wrote insults on their ballots. The score for Le Pen is low, not in line with pre-elect. polls, but comprehensible, she performed abysmally in the one debate, absolutely cringe-worthy. (Imho she was afraid of being elected, or other pressures .. Many ppl were very disapointed, angry.)

    The important qu. is: How did Macron make it to the second round? Beating two establishment figures who were quite popular (Fillon, Mélenchon), and keeping in the race the one person who was really hated, despised, feared, by a large majority?

    I won’t bore ppl with a list of the alternative candidates, some of whom had, have, a large following, and were ‘good’ candidates. Only 15% voted (first round) for these candidates (Asselineau, Poutou, Lasalle, etc.) – very odd. In short, if the last election was tampered with (by straight-forward machine vote flipping) votes were taken away from all the alternative candidates, from the Socialist (main party) candidate, and flipped to Macron, to get him into the second round. The votes for Marine were left ‘as is’ as were those (guessing) for Fillon and Mélenchon.

    I’m not saying this happened. But Macron was not known, not popular, and his ‘break’ with traditional party politics (a new uni-party to support one Figure), change era type stuff, was badly managed, though he tried to act the “New Star” it fell flat, it was tinny, risible. So, if vote tampering took place, this is what happened.

    #105767

    Food – I suppose they could be planning ahead so as not to collapse the markets with a glut of food, as so many people will be- by their own estimations- dead.

    The newest annoyance in my world: I had been wondering for quite a while what this pervasive buzz/hum that lasts almost two days was, and now I find out that it is probably some neighbor charging his Tesla.
    Thanks Elon, for invading my ears.

    #105768
    Susmarie108
    Participant

    @oxy: you are on The Path. We SEE how you use your gifts/tools of compassion and LOVE to translate the experiences of daily living into tangible, practical potentiality. Your musings/our musings are valuable in Ways seen and unseen; our experiences will be called upon for the future use.

    Everyone’s contribution is unique and valuable. Grateful for a place to post love-notes.

    “I’ve never felt more wise, intelligent and at the same time disheartened and lost as I do the last few months and I say this with humility although it appears not.”

    Swinging from side to side (from hopelessness to hopefulness, heartened to dis-heartened) is the process. We can’t LIVE in the extremes on either side; we LIVE in AWARENESS. The center is ours to own.

    (Apologies for any commercial interruption pre-video):

    #105769
    Susmarie108
    Participant

    #105770
    Noirette
    Participant

    Will Macron be re-elected? Part 2.

    The polls show a repeat of the previous election, with Macron and Marine going head to head. I haven’t looked closely so ?? I expect Macron will be re-elected.

    The President of F is caught between several rocks and a hard place.

    Under the supervision / orders of Brussels, the EU, and the USA, squeezed and ordered about by Big Corps (eg. Big Pharma, Finance, etc. in France, see the McKinsey scandal ongoing right now.. to the detriment of Macron) being at the same time subject to serious, alarming pressure from below, eg. Yellow Vests, with consequent payoffs needed to prevent major violence in the streets, civil horrors, rumbling underground…

    Seen from above, who is president isn’t important, it is not like any of the 3 top ‘serious’ candidates (Macron, Marine, Mélenchon) could do anything much. The charade churns on.

    Marine used to be somewhat anti-EU, anti-Euro (following Jaques Sapir, a F economist) but she has given that up. She is now a pure emblem of populist policies (while outflanked in her anti-Muslim, ‘racist’ stance by Zenmour, a Berber Jew Media Personality and RABID anti-muslim, who wants to expel all Muslims who… sorry… this gets too long…she will lose the hard core racist vote), advocating, hold your hats…

    No tax for ppl under 30, no tax for biz ppl under 30 for 5 years, upping social aid for families (child allowance and the like, this was a big deal in the last election, and is really important), annuling inheritance tax for poor and middle class families, exonerating family donations from tax (conditions too complex to post), reducing VAT on energy products from 20% to 5.5%.

    Stopping ‘parole’ like measures for ‘criminals’, augmenting prison slots to 85K, allowing ‘legit. self-defense’ for police, etc.

    and… Ensuring Energetic Indepence for France.

    How all that’is to be accomplished is left in the shade.

    link in F, summary of Le Pen policies.

    https://bit.ly/3LQUw5Z

    Article by an Anglo Prof makes a stab at analysis (i don’t necess. agree with it all) but brings up some + points.

    Waking Up from Anesthesia: Decline and Violence in France.

    https://brooklynrail.org/2022/04/field-notes/Waking-Up-From-Anesthesia-Decline-and-Violence-in-France

    #105771
    Susmarie108
    Participant

    @VP/Gary

    Yes. We all have a ROLE to “play”. The process of developing/refining it happens in daily living. Like oxy, your translation is valuable. PEACE is an inside job.

    Sharing is essential. Guess this make a case for solo vs. duo/trio/moreo. Appreciate all that is shared here.

    In the meantime I’m observing macro geopolitical events to prepare to be helpful & loving to the best of my ability, for the innocent & transcendent.

    #105772
    Professorlocknload
    Participant

    @oxy,,, “ Short Term – I’ll take Buddha anyday”

    Namaste.

    #105773
    Figmund Sreud
    Participant

    Prime Minister [Dirty Socks] co-convenes the Stand Up for Ukraine event

    Quote

    “Today, we raised over $12.4 billion in pledges to continue supporting the Ukrainian people who have been displaced by Putin’s ongoing and unjustifiable war. Whether it’s food, water, shelter, or medical aid – we will continue to have your backs and provide the assistance you need at this time. We are also making it easier for Ukrainians fleeing the war to come to Canada. We are standing up for Ukraine.”

    The Rt. Hon. Justin Trudeau, Prime Minister of Canada

    https://pm.gc.ca/en/news/news-releases/2022/04/09/prime-minister-co-convenes-stand-ukraine-pledging-event

    Anyway, … Are you ready to be a Global Citizen?
    https://www.globalcitizen.org/en/

    Oh, get stuffed, you phlunkin’ Drama Teacher, you! [ https://angusreid.org/trudeau-tracker/ ]

    F.S.

    #105774
    Susmarie108
    Participant

    @Dr D
    @Noriette

    Your contributions keep me REAL. Benefits seen and unseen in KNOWING. Appreciate the effort.

    #105775
    John Day
    Participant

    @VP Gary: Peace be unto You, and all of us, and even our enemies…


    @Oxymoron
    : You have no scales upon your eyes, Brother.

    @Dr.D: Good information, observations and speculative projections again, Compadre’.

    @Susmarie 108: “Soul Sister” 🙂

    @Professoe Locknload: “He’s BAAACK!”


    @Noirette
    : Thanks for further continental insights from (once neutral) CHF.

    @Figmund Sreud: Good finds recently, Friend.

    @Jimmy Carter: Thanks, Sir. I didn’t know.
    My wife asks how come you are still alive.

    #105776
    phoenixvoice
    Participant

    There is beauty in humanity…
    With my daughter, who loves to run, I participated in a 5K this morning. It was sponsored by the local high school (where my boys attend) parent club as a fund-raising event. It was conceived to be an inspiration for high schoolers to get running and keep it up for a lifetime. There was food and water for participants, medals and T-shirts and pins. Local sponsors had covered most of the costs of the event, there was a photo booth, a food truck offering crepes. A few Phoenix police officers were there (with an MRAP — I cannot fathom why they brought the MRAP — was it to show it off?). It was a joyful event — a mixing of humans of all ages who mostly didn’t know each other, a few leashed dogs looking for food scraps, and lucky ducks in the canal who received more food tossed than most Saturday mornings.

    I mostly walked. But walked quickly! (I dislike running, preferring to bike, walk, swim, hike, or dance for my exercise. No blisters on the feet from biking!)

    When at such an event, it is almost inconceivable to realize that in other areas of the globe there are conflicts, wars, etc. Conflict seems so unnecessary, even ridiculous. We are mostly strangers gathered here yet we all get along just fine, with loose organization. And then I remember back to November, when I was shunned at a public park — by people that I thought were my friends and peers — for the offense of not wearing a face covering. That was madness, absolute insanity. And there is sad clarity as I understand in a visceral way how and why conflicts and wars and deliberate infliction of pain occurs.

    I am also beginning to comprehend “evil.” Because evil is not what I was taught in Sunday School. My Mormon upbringing suggested to me that evil was “disobeying God’s laws.” Life has taught me that viewpoint is a gross mis-rendering of reality, likely designed by the old to control the young, by those with power to control the masses. Nor is evil derived from absent-mindedness nor unintentional neglect — although those do cause pain to others, and mindfulness can help avoid such behavior. Evil is intentional efforts to subvert, exclude, defraud, deceive, cause pain, deprive of sustenance, etc., of others.

    It is good to know that in the face of so much chaos derived from evil intent, that strangers can peaceably mix and mingle for exercise, health, and community.

    #105777
    zerosum
    Participant

    Our perception of reality, etc. has been shaken.
    I’m glad to have TAE community in search for peace.

    #105778
    upstateNYer
    Participant

    @Noirette: thank you. Always enjoy your posts. The insights into the French election cycle are especially appreciated. As an aside, I was terribly disappointed when Macron was elected, and I don’t even somewhat follow France politics. He has not disappointed in that respect.

    On Brownstone today, a devastating take down of the pharmaceutical industry, FDA, CDC, et al, complete with links to supporting info. Hats off to this author.

    Even if you already know this stuff, this piece is worth the read.

    The Anatomy of Big Pharma’s Political Reach

    #105779
    Germ
    Participant

    The kids are in trouble:

    “The UK Health Security Agency (UKHSA) has recently detected higher than usual rates of liver inflammation (hepatitis) in children. Similar cases are being assessed in Scotland.”
    https://www.gov.uk/government/news/increase-in-hepatitis-liver-inflammation-cases-in-children-under-investigation

    This is a link to the letter to the editor of the Journal of Hepatology from April 2021 that started the concern about possible liver problems after vaccination.
    https://www.journal-of-hepatology.eu/article/S0168-8278(21)00237-3/fulltext

    In fact, after the injection, the greatest distribution of the spike protein seems to occur in the liver, according to this Canadian study.
    https://phmpt.org/wp-content/uploads/2022/03/125742_S1_M4_4223_185350.pdf See tables 1, 2, and 3.

    There is a February 2022 article published in “Current Issues in Microbiology” that specifically looks at the hepatic effects of the Pfizer vaccine. The abstract says:

    “Our results indicate a fast up-take of BNT162b2 [Pfizer vaccine] into human liver cell line Huh7, leading to changes in LINE-1 expression and distribution. We also show that BNT162b2 mRNA is reverse transcribed intracellularly into DNA in as fast as 6 h upon BNT162b2 exposure.”

    https://www.mdpi.com/1467-3045/44/3/73

    🤡🤡🤡

    #105780
    Germ
    Participant

    Farage 2014 – right again

    #105781
    Germ
    Participant
    #105782
    John Day
    Participant

    Thanks for all of the bad news, Germ.
    I hope that you and your remaining family are well, and that they may have begun to see the truth…

    #105783
    Germ
    Participant

    Appreciated John D.

    Apart from my wife and son, and 83 year old mother, they’re all on board the narrative.

    Vaxxed, boosted, Putin is evil, etc etc.

    Like many here, I’ve learned that absolutely no amount of evidence will persuade them otherwise.

    And like many, this forum along with a couple of others, keeps me sane

    Stay strong all.

    ps. As cases explode in the UK I’ve added Nigella Sativa oil capsules to my ever expanding regimen of supplements.

    #105784
    zerosum
    Participant

    Trudeau expects to raise $6 Billion from the banking tax, (which will be paid for by consumers.)

    #105785
    Figmund Sreud
    Participant

    Not sure if following was posted here earlier. Forgive me if it was, …

    … so here it goes – perhaps again:

    Manufactured Crisis: CIA trained the Neo-Nazi Azov Battalion and has chosen Ukraine as birthplace of new “Global White Supremacist” Terror Threat – by Whitney Webb, April 3, 2022

    … snip:

    Soon after Russia began military operations in Ukraine, Foreign Affairs – the media arm of the Council on Foreign Relations (CFR) – published an article entitled “The Coming Ukrainian Insurgency.”

    The piece was authored by Douglas London, a self-described “retired Russian-speaking CIA operations officer who served in Central Asia and managed agency counterinsurgency operations.” He asserted in the article that “Putin will face a long, bloody insurgency that will spread across multiple borders” with the potential to create “widening unrest that could destabilize other countries in Russia’s orbit.”

    Other notable statements made by London include his assertion that “the United States will invariably be a major and essential source of backing for a Ukrainian insurgency.”

    Other notable statements made by London include his assertion that “the United States will invariably be a major and essential source of backing for a Ukrainian insurgency.”

    He also states that “As the United States learned in Vietnam and Afghanistan, an insurgency that has reliable supply lines, ample reserves of fighters, and sanctuary over the border can sustain itself indefinitely, sap an occupying army’s will to fight, and exhaust political support for the occupation at home.”

    London explicitly refers to models for this apparently imminent Ukrainian insurgency as the CIA-backed insurgencies in Afghanistan in the 1980s and the “moderate rebels” in Syria from 2011 to the present.

    London isn’t alone in promoting these past CIA-backed insurgencies as a model for “covert” US aid to Ukraine. […]

    Manufactured Crisis: CIA trained the Neo-Nazi Azov Battalion and has chosen Ukraine as birthplace of new “Global White Supremacist” Terror Threat

    My comment: All this stuff simply means that Russia – in order to survive as a sovereign state – must fight this whole Russia-NATO/USA war as quickly as possible, … and make it unequivocally victorious to boot!

    #105786
    zerosum
    Participant

    Yep!
    I want to repeat it.

    A new/old “Global White Supremacist” Survivors

    #105787
    John Day
    Participant

    Thanks Germ,
    I’m glad your Mom believes you.
    My Mom is ok with ivermectin, but not Putin, and thinks Biden is a good and decent American.
    Could be worse…

    #105788
    John Day
    Participant

    @Figmund Sreud: I think somebody put that up, but I can’t recall exactly where I read it.
    Ukraine is not Afghanistan.
    What should be done with Galicia? that’s the big question.
    Rename Galicia as “Ukraine”?
    Let the other territories vote themselves in or out of “Ukraine”/Galicia?

    #105789
    John Day
    Participant

    Picture of gardener with carrots and sunbeam this morning in the garden:
    https://drjohnsblog.substack.com/p/persisting?s=w

    Ellen Brown has been reading and thinking about the same fall-of-the-petrobuck issues as I have, and reading a lot of the same essays and authors. Thanks Dan.
    (Do keep a lookout for anything by Sergei Glazyev, Russia’s foremost independent economist and former advisor to V. Putin.)
    I leap to her conclusion that the $US losing global reserve currency status (we assume) is a blessing in disguise for the real American economy, and it will be, but not for Americans who live on limited and fixed incomes, like retirees. The $US must lose about 75% of its current buying power to re-equilibrate, and to pay off the 120% of GDP that the federal government now owes.
    How will people live if their Social Security check is worth half of what it is now?
    The cost-of-living-adjustments are designed to not-keep-up with inflation, as we know.
    I will point out , as does Ms. Brown, that moving away from the for-private-profit “Federal Reserve” banking system, to a national central bank, not for profit, and representing national economic interests, would greatly soften that blow. (Digital currency is the threat to individual free choice.)
    Exorbitant Privilege or Exorbitant Burden?
    ​ ​If that (global commodity linked reserve currency) system succeeds, what will the effect be on the U.S. economy? Investment strategist Lynn Alden writes in a detailed analysis titled “The Fraying of the US Global Currency Reserve System” that there will be short-term pain, but, in the long run, it will benefit the U.S. economy. The subject is complicated, but the bottom line is that reserve currency dominance has resulted in the destruction of our manufacturing base and the buildup of a massive federal debt. Sharing the reserve currency load would have the effect that sanctions are having on the Russian economy – nurturing domestic industries as a tariff would, allowing the American manufacturing base to be rebuilt.
    ​ ​Other commentators also say that being the sole global reserve currency is less an exorbitant privilege than an exorbitant burden. Losing that status would not end the importance of the U.S. dollar, which is too heavily embedded in global finance to be dislodged. But it could well mean the end of the petrodollar as sole global reserve currency, and the end of the devastating petroleum wars it has funded to maintain its dominance.
    The Coming Global Financial Revolution: Russia Is Following the American Playbook

    ​The Russian Ruble is still weaker against the $US than it was before the (still present) 2014 sanctions, but stronger than it was 5 months ago..
    Despite sanctions the ruble is stronger than before the war. Why?

    Despite sanctions the ruble is stronger than before the war. Why?

    Graph of Ruble to Dollar over time:
    https://www.xe.com/currencycharts/?from=RUB&to=USD

    (Hereditary) Economist Pipa Malmgren speaks at the World Government Summit in Dubai, mentioning that her father was an economic advisor to Richard Nixon when Nixon took the US/world off the gold standard, giving her insights into how things work. She predicts the near-term end of “money as we have known it”, to be replaced by national blockchain digital currencies, which would record every transaction. She foresees a need to legislate human rights guarantees into this new system, which is inherently biased against individual humans. (I hope that works out, but I’d rather not trust that it will.) https://www.globalresearch.ca/bombshell-video-economist-world-government-summit-says-new-financial-world-order-about-shift-dramatic-new-direction/5776919

    #105790
    John Day
    Participant

    Michael Hudson closes his most recent currency WW-3 analysis with this (and yes, what will support the Euro going forward?):
    ​ ​From its planning stages, U.S. diplomatic strategists viewed the looming World War III as a war of economic systems. What side will countries choose: their own economic interest and social cohesion, or submission to local political leaders installed by U.S. meddling like the $5 billion that Assistant Secretary of State Victoria Nuland bragged of having invested in Ukraine’s neo-Nazi parties eight years ago to initiate the fighting that has erupted into today’s war?
    ​ ​In the face of all this political meddling and media propaganda, how long will it take the rest of the world to realize that there’s a global war underway, with World War III on the horizon? The real problem is that by the time the world understands what is going on, the global fracture will already have enabled Russia, China and Eurasia to create a real non-neoliberal New World Order that does not need NATO countries and which has lost trust and hope for mutual economic gains with them.
    https://thesaker.is/the-dollar-devours-the-euro/

    Boycott Russia! ,,, ​Look, It’s a Squirrel!
    In the past week, the US administration has increased its imports of Russian oil by 43%, reaching 100,000 barrels a day.
    ​https://english.almayadeen.net/news/economics/us-oil-imports-from-russia-increases-by-43

    ​ To really beat PUTIN you must starve, freeze, and never drive or fly. Pepe Escobar has some details.
    ​ ​Vast swathes of NATOstan have been corralled into behaving like a Russophobic lynch mob. No dissent is tolerated. The full psyops has de facto upgraded the Empire of Lies to the status of Empire of Hate in a Total War – hybrid and otherwise – to cancel Russia.​..
    ​ ​“Europe has chosen its fate. And chose fate for Russia. What you are seeing now is the death of Europe. Even if it does not come to nuclear strikes on industrial centers, Europe is doomed. In a situation where European industry is left without cheap Russian energy sources and raw materials – and China will begin to receive these same energy carriers and raw materials at a discount, there can be no talk of any real competition with China from Europe. As a result, literally everything will collapse there – after industry, agriculture will collapse, welfare and social security will collapse, hunger, banditry and chaos will begin.”​…
    ​ Bucha allowed the disappearance of Pentagon bioweapon labs from the Western mediasphere, complete with its ramifications: evidence of a concerted American drive to ultimately deploy real weapons of mass destruction against Russia.​..
    [This is WW-3 between 2 global economic models. May the better model “win” for awhile.]
    ​ What may be seriously in dispute is whether the U.S., after “the economic conquest of Europe”, will be able to “lock in African, South American and Asian countries”. The Eurasia integration process, rolling in earnest for 10 years now, conducted by the Russia-China strategic partnership and expanding to most of the Global South, will go no holds barred to prevent it.

    The Total War to Cancel Russia

    #105792
    John Day
    Participant

    AI screening is blocking something from uploading, maybe the Pakistan article:

    On US relations with Pakistan over the decades, and recent attempts to unseat the recently elected nationalist Prime Minister:
    “To be an enemy of America can be dangerous, but to be a friend is fatal.” — Henry Kissinger…
    The irony is that the US does not want to be a friend of Pakistan, nor does it allow any other country to be friendly with Pakistan. To understand American mentality, the above-quoted saying of Henry Kissinger is a perfect example. The US might succeed in punishing Prime Minister Imran Khan, but the narrative he has left among the youth of this nation will remain alive. Pakistan will not bow to any foreign power and will resist any pressure and coercion. The US has been exposed and lost its credibility as a sincere friend. The US is neither friend nor well-wisher of any country or nation.
    https://thesaker.is/roller-coaster-of-pakistan-us-relations/

    #105796
    John Day
    Participant

    Well, after several tries, I cannot post any links about General Cloutier being alive and well in (thanksgiving) Turkey, not a Russian POW, so look at the blog, I guess…

    Next Saturday, April 16, we will have a pre-Easter garden party at the Yoakum homestead, with local beer from the only real Texas brewery and veggies with zero-food-miles. We sent out invites, but if you read this, and want to attend, ask me for details. It’s noonish at 202 Hefferman Street. Park on the dirt if it’s dry. Bring something you cooked or prepared. We’ll cook plenty of beans and rice.

    #105797
    userzeroid
    Participant

    TAE community – Whaddya mean? That you all won’t participate in the two-minutes hate? How else can we instigate thoughcrime charges against you all, for not hating Putin and the Russians?

    Get with the cult and be peace loving and happy (like Dr. strangelove) Here, take this experimental shot! Adopt a child from a country needing democracy (like Ukraine) and allow the state (and Disney) to train them to be a good LGBT/unicorn loving servants (or die naked in the rain, your choice 😉

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