May 192022
 


Jack Delano Diner along U.S. Highway No. 1 near Berwyn, Maryland 1940

 

The American Cause in Ukraine: Freedom or Empire? (Drake)
Western Leaders Tied To Ukraine Bioweapons Labs (Woltz)
Major NATO War Games Set to Begin Miles From Russian Base (LI)
Third of Global Population Killed in Next War Cycle – Charles Nenner (USAW)
Biden’s ‘Disinformation’ Clown Show ‘Paused,’ Scary Poppins Resigns (Celente)
Mortality Among White-Collar Workers Jumped 24% Between 2020 and 2021 (ET)
Gates, Fauci Funded Experiments on Bird Flu (Mercola)
Why Were So Many Adverse Events Reported as ‘Unrelated’ to Vaccine? (CHD)
Sussmann Is Receiving Every Consideration Denied To Flynn (Turley)
Juror Donations, Judge’s Family Ties At Sussmann Trial (JTN)
Clinton Campaign Lawyer Elias Testifies In 3rd Day Of Sussmann Trial (JTN)
Clintonworld Steps Away From Black Lives Matter (WE)
Elon Musk Announces He Will Vote Republican (JTN)
Twitter Wants to Close Deal ‘Promptly’ and on ‘Agreed Price’ (ET)
Half of President Biden’s Twitter Followers Are Fake (JTN)
Hunter Biden’s Hollywood Lawyer Teases Counter-offensive vs Trump Allies (CBS)

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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“The Russian GDP declined by two-thirds from 1989 to 2000.”

The American Cause in Ukraine: Freedom or Empire? (Drake)

On the principle that historical analysis requires an attempt to understand the motives of all sides in a war, the Russian argument deserves a fair hearing. Roy Medvedev, one of Russia’s most distinguished historians and long a supporter of Vladimir Putin, gave an interview on March 2, 2022, to the Corriere della Sera. The ninety-six-year-old Medvedev succinctly expressed the Kremlin view of the Ukraine crisis as a clash involving far more than Putin’s concern about NATO expansion to his country’s borders. The metastasizing of NATO illustrated but did not define for Russia the fundamental issue, which had to do with the failure of America to understand that the unipolar moment of its rules-based order had ended. The time had come for a paradigm shift in international relations.

As an example of the American hegemony’s failures, Medvedev commented on the effects of Washington’s supervisory role in Russia’s transition to capitalism. He was referring to the misery befalling Russia at Cold War’s end and astringently described by the Nobel Prize-winning Columbia University economist Joseph Stiglitz in Globalization and Its Discontents (2002). In general, Stiglitz could find nothing moral or competent in the way globalization had been imposed upon the world by the International Monetary Fund, the World Bank, and the U.S. Treasury Department. Globalization had turned into an enrichment scheme for international elites implementing and benefitting from the neoliberal Washington Consensus.

When Stiglitz came to discuss the Russian economy’s American-led post-Cold War reconfiguration, which evolved along lines pleasing to the Chicago School of true-believing free-market capitalists, he showed in copious detail what Medvedev was alluding to in his interview with Italy’s leading newspaper. This crash course in free market economics had produced a harrowing increase in the nation’s poverty. The Russian GDP declined by two-thirds from 1989 to 2000.The standard of living and life expectancy fell while the number of people in poverty rose. Levels of inequality grew as oligarchs took advantage of insider information to strip the country of its assets, which they invested not in Russia, but in the U.S. Stock Market. Billions of dollars poured out of the country along with a swelling emigration of talented and educated young people who could see no future for themselves there.

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“Why are these top Western military leaders running dangerous (and illegal) bioweapons operation in Ukraine?”

Western Leaders Tied To Ukraine Bioweapons Labs (Woltz)

A military officer’s oath is for life, so one could rightly suspect that the crapstorm Trudeau’s Trevor Cadieu, The Biden Crime family’s, Admiral Eric Thor Olson, and BoJo’s LTC John Bailey just stirred up, was with their consent. Numerous headlines read, “U.S. Admiral Surrenders to Russia in Mariupol, Ukraine.” What they missed is that U.S. Lt. Gen. Roger Cloutier was also captured at Azovstal and is now headed for Moscow to be put on trial as an international terrorist as well. “Reports have been circulating much of today (Sunday, May 15, 2022) claiming that a U.S. Military Commander surrendered to Russian forces from the Azovstal Steel Mill in Mariupol, Ukraine.”

Not to be outdone in international Bioweapons Crimes against humanity, Boris Johnson’s lad, British Lieutenant Colonel, John Bailey—and four NATO military instructors—also surrendered to the Russian troops Sunday past from the depths of the Neo-Nazi tunnels beneath Azov Steel (Azovstal). There is also news of other officers still hiding in the tunnels under Azovstal—along with an estimated 600 Ukraine Neo-Nazis who can expect less cordial treatment by the Russian courts than the western brass. Russian tribunals will hold them responsible for the 14,000 dead Russian-speaking souls in Eastern Ukraine murdered by these men since 2014. Why are these top Western military leaders running dangerous (and illegal) bioweapons operation in Ukraine? I think the question answers itself.

The World Economic Forum’s ‘Great Reset’ glommed onto by the Bidens, the Trudeaus, the Johnsons, the Morrisons Down Under, Ardern in Kiwiland—as well as the Brussels crew in Europe—are losing. Their pandemic was not only ineffective in killing most of ‘us’ (so far) but their dirty bomb plot/bioweapons release from Ukraine planned for March 8th of this year was also a dud.

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“A flurry of additional war games are planned for Germany, Finland, Poland and elsewhere in the coming months.”

Major NATO War Games Set to Begin Miles From Russian Base (LI)

The North Atlantic Treaty Organization will soon conduct large-scale exercises in the Baltics, with thousands of troops from more than a dozen nations set to take part in war games just 40 miles from the nearest Russian military base. Dubbed “Hedgehog,” the drills will kick off later this week in Estonia and run until June 3, meant to simulate a Russian invasion. They will involve 15,000 troops from 14 countries – including the United States, Britain, Denmark, Estonia, Iceland, Latvia, Lithuania, the Netherlands and Norway, as well as non-NATO members Ukraine, Georgia, Sweden and Finland.

According to Major General Veiko-Vello Palm, deputy commander of the Estonian Defence Forces, the exercise will take place just 40 miles from a Russian military base, a facility hosting Moscow’s 76th Guards Air Assault Division in the border city of Pskov. The size of the war games – among the largest in the Baltics since the fall of the USSR – their proximity to the Russian border, and the inclusion of non-NATO states are likely to escalate tensions with Moscow. Though the exercises were planned before Russia’s invasion of Ukraine in February, they will no doubt serve as an additional show of force as NATO members flood the Ukrainian battlefield with billions of dollars in weapons and gear.

The drills come as US lawmakers move ahead on a massive $40 billion aid package for Kiev, around half of which will be devoted to arms shipments. That bill follows more than $14 billion in aid already delivered or authorized by the US government. The Hedgehog exercise will also overlap with two major NATO and allied military drills currently being held in the region, “Defender Europe” and “Swift Response,” which together involve around 18,000 soldiers from 20 countries. A flurry of additional war games are planned for Germany, Finland, Poland and elsewhere in the coming months.

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“There was a Jewish prophet that once said, ‘The last war is going to take 8 minutes.’

Third of Global Population Killed in Next War Cycle – Charles Nenner (USAW)

Renowned geopolitical and financial cycle expert Charles Nenner says his analysis shows the world will start a huge war cycle by 2023. This type of war is similar to WWII but much bigger. Nenner explains, “The cycle work I do on wars starts at the Mandarin Empire 3,000 years before Jesus came into this world. The long cycle only picks up the big wars. Wars in Korea and Iraq do not show up. So, I say the big War Cycle is up, and this is going to be a big war because the small ones don’t even show up. So, I am very worried. . . . There was a Jewish prophet that once said, ‘The last war is going to take 8 minutes.’ Nobody took this serious because how can a war last 8 minutes? Now we have an idea why a war can only take 8 minutes.

Things could calm down in the short term this summer. Then, next year, it can start full force again, and the whole thing is very dangerous.” How many casualties will there be in the next world war? Nenner estimates, “It’s very interesting how you calculate something like that. It’s the same way you calculate a cycle in IBM. When you see IBM going down, you can get an upside price target, which we have. You can do the same thing on the war cycle. About one third of the population is not going to survive in this world.” So, more than 2.5 billion people are going to die in the next world war that is just around the corner? Nenner says, “Yes, the numbers say if you have a world war, it’s going to take out 1/3 of the population.”

On the financial front, Nenner says, “There is a catastrophe going on in bonds. They lost their capital and are not going to get it back. It’s the same thing that is happening in stocks.” Nenner advised to get out of both the bond and stock markets at the beginning of the year, and he was on target. Nenner predicts it’s going to get worse for stocks and bonds. Nenner says the next downside target is “15,000 on the DOW,” and it will eventually hit around “5,000 on the DOW.”

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A clown show indeed. Straight from Zelensky’s PR team.

Biden’s ‘Disinformation’ Clown Show ‘Paused,’ Scary Poppins Resigns (Celente)

Nina Jankowicz, the so-called disinformation ‘expert’ that was to lead President Joe Biden’s Disinformation Governance Board said in a statement that she was resigning from her post and that the entire project was “paused.” “With the board’s work paused and its future uncertain, and I have decided to leave DHS (the Department of Homeland Security) to return to my work in the public sphere,” she said in a statement obtained by a reporter for the Wall Street Journal. “It is deeply disappointing that mischaracterizations of the board became a distraction from the department’s vital work, and indeed, along with recent events globally and nationally, embodies why it is necessary.”

The Trends Journal was an outspoken critic of the board and Jankowicz’s position due to her her history of extreme views. Her past roles included stints at the Wilson Center and advising the Ukrainian Foreign Ministry (as part of the Fulbright-Clinton Public Policy Fellowship), according to Zerohedge.com. She also directed Russia and Belarus programs at the National Democratic Institute. Jankowicz did her best to discredit the Hunter Biden laptop as “Russian Disinformation” in the days and weeks before the 2020 Presidential election, according to Fox News. At one point she called it a “fairy-tale” of disinformation. She also called it a “Trump Campaign Product.” It has since been proved as authentic. If the media had reported on the laptop honestly, it likely would have severely damaged Joe Biden.

In 2020, she pushed for Twitter to go further in banning political criticism of Biden’s campaign; she said at the time that she “shudders to think about if free speech absolutists were taking over more platforms, what that would look like for the marginalized communities.” DHS told The Trends Journal that the board’s work protects free speech, civil rights, civil liberties, and privacy. “It was intended to ensure coordination across the Department’s component agencies as they protect Americans from disinformation that threatens the homeland – including malicious efforts spread by foreign adversaries, human traffickers, and transnational criminal organizations,” a spokesperson said. “The Board has been grossly and intentionally mischaracterized: it was never about censorship or policing speech in any manner. It was designed to ensure we fulfill our mission to protect the homeland, while protecting core Constitutional rights.”

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And the life insurance people are the only ones worried enough to investigate?!

Mortality Among White-Collar Workers Jumped 24% Between 2020 and 2021 (ET)

The increase in deaths not attributed to COVID-19 in the working-age population during the summer and into the fall of last year affected white-collar workers more than blue- and grey-collar employees, according to life insurance data. In the white-collar sector, mortality jumped 24 percent in the period covered by the data (April 2020–September 2021); less than 64 percent of those were attributed to COVID-19. Among blue-collar workers, mortality rose 19 percent, of which over 80 percent was attributed to COVID-19. As The Epoch Times previously reported, prime-age mortality was particularly elevated in the 12 months ending in October 2021, where there was an excess death spike of more than 40 percent in ages 18–49, compared with the same period in 2018–2019, based on death certificate data from the CDC.

The majority of the excess deaths weren’t attributed to COVID-19. A recent study by the Society of Actuaries, an international professional organization, corroborates the CDC data. It relies on a survey of group term life insurance providers that yielded data on claims made from 2017 to 2021 and reported to insurers by Sept. 30, 2021. The life insurance data show an increase in excess mortality since the second quarter of 2020, along with the COVID-19 pandemic, including a particularly sharp increase in the third quarter of 2021—39 percent above what would have been expected based on 2017–2019 data. That quarter was exceptionally devastating for age groups 25–34, 35–44, 45–54, and 55–64, in which mortality soared 81 percent, 117 percent, 108 percent, and 70 percent, respectively, above the baseline.

Deaths attributed to COVID-19 accounted for about three-quarters of the excess mortality during the 18 months reviewed in the study. But among those under the age of 45, COVID-19 accounted for less than 38 percent of the excess deaths, the study says. Among industries with the largest number of COVID-19 deaths, the worst hit was public administration with nearly 13,000 life insurance claims related to the disease. Yet those only accounted for less than 52 percent of the sector’s excess mortality.

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Get rid of them before they can do more damage.

Gates, Fauci Funded Experiments on Bird Flu (Mercola)

As news of the COVID pandemic winds down around the world, we’re suddenly seeing warnings of another pandemic brewing — bird flu, aka avian influenza (H5N1). In a March 30 CenterPoint interview, former Director for the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, Dr. Robert Redfield, stated: “I believe the great pandemic still in the future, and that’s going to be a bird flu pandemic for man. It’s going to have significant mortality in the 10 to 50% range. It’s going to be trouble.” Anyone who knows a little about bird flu is likely to wonder where Redfield and other “experts” are getting their predictions from, as natural bird flu is notoriously harmless to humans. In early April, news of a highly pathogenic bird flu ripping through chicken and turkey flocks in the U.S., triggering the slaughter of millions of these animals, was reported.

Historically, however, the bird flu has never posed a threat to mankind — that is until scientists started tinkering with it, creating a hybrid with human pandemic potential. As reported by Alexis Baden-Mayer, political director for the Organic Consumers Association: “H5N1 kills more than half of the people who get it, but H5N1 has circled the globe for decades and there have only ever been 860 human infections worldwide. … “H5N1 isn’t transmitted person-to-person … There are no food safety risks associated with H5N1. If farm workers and meat packers don’t get bird flu in filthy factory farms or slaughterhouses, it’s no surprise the rest of us don’t get bird flu from eating raw eggs or handling raw chicken.” Despite that, the U.S. and other countries have already started stockpiling H5N1 vaccine, and the H5N1 vaccine Audenz is being marketed “for 2022.”

The approval for this vaccine was granted by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration in January 2020, followed by supplemental approval in 2021. As if on cue, the first-ever H5N1-positive case was identified in the U.S. at the end of April. By the looks of it, the only way human bird flu would appear would be if it was created, and wouldn’t you know it, Dr. Anthony Fauci, Director of the National Institutes of Allergy and Infectious Diseases has funded gain of function research with the intention to make H5N1 transmissible to humans, as has global vaccine profiteer Bill Gates, Baden-Mayer notes. Some of that research has been undertaken in Pentagon-funded biolabs in Ukraine. For more details on this, be sure to read Baden-Mayer’s extensive article.

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Is that a question?

Why Were So Many Adverse Events Reported as ‘Unrelated’ to Vaccine? (CHD)

The latest release of Pfizer-BioNTech COVID-19 vaccine documents raises questions about how frequently adverse events experienced by clinical trial participants were reported as “unrelated” to the vaccine. The 80,000-page document cache released May 2 by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) includes an extensive set of Case Report Forms (CRFs) from Pfizer trials conducted at various locations in the U.S. The documents also include the “third interim report” from BioNTech’s trials conducted in Germany (accompanied by a synopsis of this report and a database of adverse events from this particular set of trials).

The FDA released the documents, which pertain to the Emergency Use Authorization (EUA) of the vaccine, as part of a court-ordered disclosure schedule stemming from an expedited Freedom of Information Act (FOIA) request filed in August 2021. Public Health and Medical Professionals for Transparency, a group of doctors and public health professionals, submitted the FOIA request. Pfizer conducted a series of vaccine trials at various locations in the U.S., including the New York University Langone Health Center, Rochester Clinical Research and Rochester General Hospital (Rochester, New York) and the J. Lewis Research, Inc. Foothill Family Clinic (Salt Lake City, Utah).

The Pfizer documents released this month by the FDA included a series of CRFs for patients who suffered some type of adverse event during their participation in the COVID-19 vaccine trials. As the documents reveal, despite the occurrence of a wide range of symptoms, including serious cardiovascular events, almost none were identified as being “related” to the vaccine. [..] The extant body of evidence indicates Pfizer “is hiding critical information from regulators,” Setty said: “The clincher is in the memorandum to the VRBPAC [Vaccines and Related Biological Products Advisory Committee] (Table 2, efficacy populations), where they show us that five times more people in the vaccine group were pulled out of the trial than the placebo within seven days of their second shot for ‘important protocol deviations.’

“In a trial that big the chances that could have happened coincidentally is infinitesimally small (less than 1 in 100,000). “Moreover, months later, the same thing happened in the pediatric trial (Table 12). This time, six times more children were pulled from the trial after their second dose. “There are, of course, procedural differences when administering a placebo versus the mRNA vaccine, but why didn’t it happen after the first dose as well? “Mathematically, that is about as close as you can get to eliminating any ‘shadow of doubt.’ With a formal allegation by a trial coordinator that states the same thing [referring to whistleblower Brook Jackson], we can be assured Pfizer is hiding critical information from regulators.”

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The US cannot afford two separate justice systems.

Sussmann Is Receiving Every Consideration Denied To Flynn (Turley)

Sussman’s trial for allegedly lying to the FBI is being heard in the same District of Columbia federal courthouse where former Trump national security adviser Michael Flynn and others faced the very same charge brought by another special counsel. The cases, however, could not be more different. Whereas Flynn’s prosecution was a no-holds-barred affair, Sussmann’s prosecution has been undermined by a series of unfavorable rulings by the court. Special prosecutor John Durham still may be able to eke out a conviction, but the difference in the treatment of Trump and Clinton associates is striking.

Sussmann is charged under 18 U.S.C. 1001 with lying to the FBI during a meeting with then-FBI general counsel James Baker when he came forward with what he claimed was evidence of possible covert communications between the Trump organization and Alfa, a Russian bank. Sussmann allegedly concealed that he was representing the Clinton campaign, which he billed for his efforts. Shaw told the jury that the FBI “should not be used as a political tool for anyone – not Republicans. Not Democrats. Not anyone.” She then added that the jurors themselves should not use this trial for their own political judgments. Looking at the jury box, one can understand Shaw’s unease. During jury selection, one juror admitted he was a Clinton donor and could only promise to “strive for impartiality as best I can.”

Prosecutors objected to his being seated, but Judge Christopher Cooper overruled them. In another exchange, a former bartender and donor to far-left Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez (D-N.Y.) was told by a Sussmann defense lawyer that neither Clinton nor Trump were on trial and then asked if she could be impartial. She responded, “Yes, knowing that” — which might suggest she would not be impartial if the campaigns were part of the trial. Other jurors include a woman who said she thought she was a Clinton donor but could not remember; a juror whose husband worked for the Clinton 2008 campaign; and a juror who believes the legal system is racist and police departments should be defunded.

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You can’t have a fair trial in DC.

Juror Donations, Judge’s Family Ties At Sussmann Trial (JTN)

The trial for 2016 Hillary Clinton presidential campaign lawyer Michael Sussmann this week in Washington, D.C., highlights the left-leaning of the nation’s capital — with as many as three jurors reportedly having donated to the Clinton campaign. A fourth juror on the 12-member panel supported New York Democratic Rep. Alexandria Ocasio Cortez, according to the New York Post. In addition, presiding federal judge Christopher Cooper says he and Sussmann were “professional acquaintances” while at the Justice Department in the 1990s. And the judge’s wife represents former FBI lawyer Lisa Page. Page exchanged text messages critical of then-GOP presidential candidate Donald Trump during the 2016 campaign with then-FBI agent Peter Strzok, with whom she was having an extra-marital affair.


The District of Columbia votes overwhelmingly for Democratic candidates, with Democrats outnumbering Republican voters 76.5% to 5.4%, according to the most recent figures from the city’s Board of Elections. In 2016, D.C. voters favored Clinton over Trump, 90.9% to 4.1%. Special Counsel John Durham’s team objected to putting one Clinton donor on the jury after the man said he would “strive for impartiality as best I can,” the Post also reported. However, the prosecutors were overruled by Cooper, of the U.S. District Court for the District of Columbia, who said the Clinton supporter “expressed a high degree of confidence” that he wouldn’t be biased.

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Elias is the leader. No. 1 lawyer for both Hillary AND BLM.

Clinton Campaign Lawyer Elias Testifies In 3rd Day Of Sussmann Trial (JTN)

Marc Elias, a top 2016 Hillary Clinton campaign attorney, began his testimony late Wednesday morning in the federal case against fellow and former campaign attorney and law firm partner Michael Sussmann – as the prosecution laid its groundwork for further questions about the firm’s relationship with opposition research firm Fusion GPS. Special counsel John Durham has charged Sussmann with lying to the FBI, alleging that in 2016, weeks before the presidential election, he pitched the FBI the Trump-Russia collusion plot without disclosing he was working for stakeholder clients, suggesting instead he was there as a good citizen. Sussmann provided evidence at the meeting that purported to prove communications between the Trump Organization and Russia’s Afla Bank, a back channel to the Kremlin.

Elias at the time was general counsel for the Clinton campaign and a partner with Sussmann at the Perkins Coie law firm. Before the court recess Wednesday, the prosecution established through Elias’ testimony that he had hired Fusion GPS for the Clinton campaign in spring 2016, when it looked like then-presidential candidate Donald Trump would become the GOP nominee. Elias said that he had weekly in-person meetings with the firm and daily check-ins over the phone regarding its efforts and progress. Most of what Fusion GPS focused on for the Clinton campaign was Trump-related litigation. The prosecution asked Elias who knew of the relationship between Fusion GPS and the Clinton campaign.

Elias explained that it was largely on a need-to-know basis so as to prevent people in the campaign from reaching out to Fusion GPS without having attorney-client privilege and to prevent leaks on the law firm side from getting out to the public that would hurt the client. Prosecutor Andrew DeFilippis also asked Elias about how Perkins Coie’s clients were billed, setting up a framework for later questioning regarding Sussmann’s purported billing of the Clinton campaign for his meeting with the FBI. The prosecution on Tuesday night had a listed at least five witnesses it intends to bring to the stand Wednesday – including Elias, fellow Clinton campaign lawyer Debbie Fine and Fusion GPS computer researcher Laura Seago.

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Whaddaya know? There’s Elias again. The rats and the sinking ship.

BLM raised $90 million, and spent $60 million?!

Clintonworld Steps Away From Black Lives Matter (WE)

Marc Elias and Minyon Moore, two longtime allies of Bill and Hillary Clinton who recently took up key roles with the national Black Lives Matter group, relinquished top spots with the embattled organization, according to new records filed just days before the group reveals what it did with the $90 million it raised in 2020. The Black Lives Matter Global Network Foundation revealed in February that the Elias Law Group, Elias’s namesake law firm, had taken control of its books and finances. But Elias Law Group is nowhere to be found in BLM’s latest registration filings submitted to Florida and Oklahoma on April 28, according to records obtained by the Washington Examiner.

While the new records show the Elias Law Group is no longer in control of BLM’s books, whatever continued involvement Elias’s firm may have with the embattled charity remains a mystery. The Elias Law Group declined to provide an on-the-record comment to the Washington Examiner. The Elias Law Group’s absence from BLM’s Florida and Oklahoma registrations submitted on the eve of the charity’s financial disclosure is telling, said Tom Anderson, the director of the Government Integrity Project at the National Legal and Policy Center watchdog group. “It is important to note the Elias Law Group is a firm with a laser focus on electing Democrats and pushing the progressive agenda,” Anderson told the Washington Examiner.

“This makes their disappearance from the latest BLM Global Network Foundation filings a pivotal moment, probably foreshadowing the total collapse of what is left of the organization.” BLM had disclosed in February that Elias’s law firm had taken control of its books and Moore had joined its board of directors. The filings were made public about two weeks after the BLM shut off its online fundraising streams amid legal threats from California and Washington over the charity’s lack of financial transparency. [..] Elias is best known for his funding of British ex-spy Christopher Steele’s discredited anti-Trump dossier while he served as Hillary Clinton’s 2016 campaign general counsel, and he is expected to be called by special counsel John Durham to testify at the false statements trial of his former Perkins Coie law firm colleague, Michael Sussmann, which begins [this] week.

Zuby

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“The dirty tricks attacks will be next-level.”

Elon Musk Announces He Will Vote Republican (JTN)

The world’s richest man, Elon Musk, on Wednesday announced he will vote Republican due to the “hate” in the Democratic Party. “In the past I voted Democrat, because they were (mostly) the kindness party,” Musk tweeted. “But they have become the party of division & hate, so I can no longer support them and will vote Republican,” he wrote. “Now, watch their dirty tricks campaign against me unfold …” Several hours before making the announcement, Musk posted, “Political attacks on me will escalate dramatically in coming months.” He followed up, “The dirty tricks attacks will be next-level.”

Musk secured a deal to purchase Twitter last month, in a move he says is intended to defend freedom of speech. The Tesla CEO has since said the deal is on hold pending the release of details about fake accounts on the platform. Some Twitter employees are upset with Musk’s possible acquisition of the platform. A video surfaced Tuesday from Project Veritas showing a Twitter executive mocking Musk’s Aspergers and support for free speech.

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No chance anymore.

Twitter Wants to Close Deal ‘Promptly’ and on ‘Agreed Price’ (ET)

Twitter announced Tuesday that it was filing a preliminary proxy statement with the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) in order to complete the Elon Musk buyout “on the agreed price,” and as “promptly as practicable.” Twitter wants the $54.20 per share in cash deal with Musk to go through, while the billionaire is hesitant following allegations that the social media platform is rife with spam or bot accounts. “The preliminary proxy statement contains important information including the background of, and reasons for, Twitter’s transaction with Mr. Musk,” the company said in a statement, adding that it expects the deal to close in 2022. Moreover, Twitter encouraged shareholders to vote in favor of the deal in the preliminary proxy statement.


The board of directors unanimously “determined that the merger agreement is advisable,” and that it is “in the best interests of Twitter and its stockholders.” Meanwhile, Musk has called on the SEC to investigate the actual number of users on the network. “Hello @SECGov, anyone home?” Musk wrote in a Twitter post on May 17 as a response to a suggestion for the regulatory authority to look into Twitter’s claims regarding the number of users. As the uncertainties continue, the stock price has fallen from $46.09 last Wednesday to close at $38.32 Tuesday, a decrease of over 16.8 percent.

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Q: Could or should Musk have known this when he made his offer? But also: did Twitter know?

Half of President Biden’s Twitter Followers Are Fake (JTN)

Nearly half of President Biden’s 22.2 million Twitter followers are fake accounts, according to an audit tool by software company SparkToro. Newsweek reports that the tool found that 49.3% of accounts following the U.S. president are fake followers based on a number of factors, including how recently the accounts were established, location issues and lack of profile images. The tool defines fake accounts as “accounts that are unreachable and will not see the account’s tweets (either because they’re spam, bots, propaganda, etc. or because they’re no longer active on Twitter).” Elon Musk, who is in the middle of attempting to purchase Twitter, says the deal cannot move forward until there is a better understanding of the number of fake accounts on the site.


If a crackdown on fake and bot accounts is ultimately implemented, the official @POTUS account could lose an enormous numbers of followers. On Tuesday, Musk said that the number of fake accounts on Twitter was close to 20%, four times what Twitter claims,” he wrote, and “could be *much* higher.” “My offer was based on Twitter’s [Security and Exchange Commission] filings being accurate. Yesterday, Twitter’s CEO publicly refused to show proof of <5%. This deal cannot move forward until he does,” he wrote. The Tesla CEO and current Twitter CEO, Parag Agrawal, traded some tweets Monday about the issue.

“We suspend over half a million spam accounts every day, usually before any of you even see them on Twitter,” Agrawal posted. “We also lock millions of accounts each week that we suspect may be spam, if they can’t pass human verification challenges (captchas, phone verification, etc).” The Twitter CEO said that the company estimates each quarter that less than 5% of monetizable daily active users are spam accounts. Musk first responded to Agrawal’s lengthy thread with an excrement emoji, and then wrote, “So how do advertisers know what they’re getting for their money? This is fundamental to the financial health of Twitter.”

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Q: How does Hunter pay “a team of more than 30 lawyers and investigators..?” That sounds costly.

Hunter Biden’s Hollywood Lawyer Teases Counter-offensive vs Trump Allies (CBS)

The Hollywood lawyer working with Hunter Biden has recruited a team of more than 30 lawyers and investigators to probe the backstory of how a laptop containing years of personal and intimate emails and business records found its way to news reporters and authorities. The effort led by Kevin Morris, a maverick entertainment lawyer best known for crafting a 9-figure deal for the creators of the animated series “South Park,” appears to be part of an attempt to blunt the impact of an ongoing federal investigation into Hunter Biden’s tax records and business dealings. Morris and his team have been circulating provocative slides that tease a coming counter-narrative to political attacks against the president’s son.

An ongoing Republican-led investigation into Hunter Biden’s overseas business dealings is widely expected to escalate if the party takes control of the House or Senate and gains subpoena power. Republicans say the investigation aims to determine if Hunter Biden’s work created any conflicts for his father as a U.S. senator, vice president or presidential candidate. Both Hunter Biden and his father have maintained that they never communicated about the younger Biden’s business dealings, which included service on the board of a Ukrainian energy firm and dealmaking in China — work that has drawn scrutiny for the past several years.

Morris’s team includes investigators on the ground in Delaware, attorneys in multiple states, and forensic analysts who are attempting to determine if malicious content was added to Hunter Biden’s laptop — which has become the source of investigative reports and political attacks targeting the president’s son. But at least initially, the effort appears less focused on the content of the laptop than on how it surfaced in the first place. Based on Morris’ slides, several of which were viewed by CBS News, the attorney’s team of investigators is attempting to re-trace the path of Biden’s laptop and determine how it passed through the hands of the Bidens’ political opponents. Much remains unknown about how the younger Biden’s personal computer and its contents became public.

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    Jack Delano Diner along U.S. Highway No. 1 near Berwyn, Maryland 1940   • The American Cause in Ukraine: Freedom or Empire? (Drake) • Western Lea
    [See the full post at: Debt Rattle May 19 2022]

    #108182
    Polder Dweller
    Participant

    More Scott Ritter, this from Larry Johnson:

    Scott Ritter created a bit of a stir over the weekend with a comment suggesting the Russians have fumbled the ball and set themselves up for Stalingrad like victory (i.e., a long and bloody struggle).

    […]

    Just because the Russians are pulling punches to avoid killing civilians and destroying infrastructure key for civilian survival does not mean they are ignoring the threat. For example, Andrei [Maryanov] notes that the Russians waited for the towed howitzers to get into position before blowing them up.

    I really am shocked that Scott got this so wrong. First, the US and NATO are not sending the most advanced, most sophisticated equipment to Ukraine. The M-777 howitzer, for example, is a good piece of towed artillery (it came into service in 2005). There is the problem–it requires a vehicle to tow it into position. When it is fired it must be towed to a new location to minimize the risk of counter battery fire. America and NATO have more advanced howitzers that are self-propelled. They are not sending those to Ukraine.

    Second, Russia has made and continues to make missile strikes on bases and weapons depots. It is not an occasional strike, it is repeated and regular. Remember Yavoriv?

    […]

    This was not a one off attack. The Russians have struck all across Ukraine. I noted in my last piece that Desna, a Ukrainian base, was one of the latest targets. The Russians also hit Lviv, Vinnitsa and Sumy. There is no sign the Russians are running out of missiles, rockets and artillery rounds.

    Third, who the hell is going to operate the stuff the west is sending? We are not seeing hordes of Ukrainian young men lining up to join the national defense. Instead, Ukrainian authorities are rounding up middle aged guys forcing them into the army. Many of these “new” recruits are on video complaining that they are nothing more than cattle fodder. Then there is the training component. Teaching a soldier how to operate and maintain a new weapon system is not a one day affair. This further complicates Ukraine’s ability to stay in the fight.

    https://sonar21.com/scott-ritters-unforced-error/

    #108183
    V. Arnold
    Participant

    Jack Delano Diner along U.S. Highway No. 1 near Berwyn, Maryland 1940…

    Just look at that menu… the prices…it’s fun to look back…but to what avail ?
    The present is elusive to those stuck in the past…the present is elusive to all…
    …a special place of refuge to the few who can enjoy it…

    #108184
    Dr. D
    Participant

    Boy they sure showed dat Russia what for, amirite?

    RussiaRussiaRussia. EmbargoEmbargoEmbargo. They say Biden works for China, but from what I can see, he works for Russia and does everything he can to help them succeed.

    Yes, the abortion clip is interesting. Not to bring up Tim Pool regularly, but he talks all the time, and has all the guests he can fit, every day; he’s recently come to the conclusion that the Left simply doesn’t know what they’re talking about. They’re based on emotional sloganeering and tribalism, so if you ask them any specific moral, legal, philosophical, scientific, or practical question, they just don’t know. And they’re not stupid or anything, the downside is they’re smart: like this woman, they’ve just never thought of it, never asked, never been challenged. The Right certainly can be knuckleheads but they have thought of these things through one level at least and although they come to conflicting conclusions (read: “not a cult”) they are willing to debate, resolve, extend, and even alter their thinking. I have said this for years now which is no genius as it becomes more and more obvious each day.

    There are people susceptible to emotional capture and sloganeering, and people who aren’t. They aren’t always the ones you expect and it does not have a lot to do with intelligence: if anything, the reverse. If you are susceptible, you are in the same field as battered wives and children of alcoholics, and advertising uses the same narcissistic gaslighting processes on you because it works. They sell toothpaste, and they sell a house you’ll lose along with your life when you live in a box by the river, and a $60,000 car, and 100% high-fructose corn syrup food group sure to kill you, and have you kill your kids as well; all the same thing.

    But all that leaves what to DO about it. The frustrating thing from this end is that you, their countrymen, their neighbor, their family or spouse, are exactly ZERO to them. You have literally no meaning, no existence, no merit. Whatever you say is worthless, wrong, if Disney or plagiarizing philanderers like Snopes, or serial murderers and failures like George Bush and Madeline Albright say the opposite. If you say there is a housing collapse, subprime is not contained, they will take a $23 trillion or whatever it takes of tax money to bail out the billionaires and the banks, you’re the world’s biggest jerk, an idiot, and a conspiracy theorist.

    When it happens 6 weeks later, no credit is given and they kiss George Bush on the lips, unzip his pants, and give him a packing-box of money, their kid’s college fund. Right now that same thing is done for Joe, and since he spoke, the opposite has occurred in just a few hours for Elon Musk: the S&P just removed the Eco-Hero’s largest, most important Electric Car company from the ESG listing. Yes, thinks to Twitter, Tesla is no longer green and does not make electric cars. This will arouse no comment or mental dissonance whatsoever for the captured, while it drives the rest of us crazy.

    So what to do? From a certain perspective, they are unreachable. Literally. They will/are throwing their kids on red-hot hands of the sacrifice god and no one can stop them. Yet so long as they remain +20% of the population, any attempt will grind up an open civil war. Stopping them may save them or other kids, but starting a civil war will kill orders of magnitude more. And don’t think the advertising engineers don’t know it. They are up to trying a civil (race) war again this week. Example? Buffalo had 10-12 dead? Chicago has +60 dead black citizens per week. No one cares and never have for lifetimes. President never visits, it is clearly a thing they very much like and promote. Surely both sides are equally bad? To some extent but remember Cheeto said he’d offer the National Guard or anything Chicago or other cities wanted, as that was not acceptable. Strange behavior for a racist to call out Patton’s Third Army to save the lives of black people from Blue Mayors nationwide.

    Back to the quote, and as I’ve seen here too: no one knows anything about law, history, no one has walked through philosophy, or defending their moral position. It’s a nation of 12-year-olds. Whatever is popular is true. We don’t ask questions. We don’t listen. We just get the Dora the Explora’ backpack because that’s what was on TV and that’s what “we” do. Anyone who doesn’t is the sworn enemy, TV-movie-style. Because they’re the baddie bads! They’re Swiper, or Cobra Commander, or Stinky Pete. Pew-Pew! We shoot ‘em up, fall down, play dead. Like adult 12-year-olds they will LITERALLY shoot you with real guns, LITERALLY burn your house down and think nothing of it, and have. Hello Supreme Court Justices?

    What is Russia, with enough nukes to level the planet, supposed to do in a Sci-fi world where all the adults were gassed(lighted) and reverted to petulant, ignorant,12-year-olds, like a Star Trek episode? I mean ARE you supposed to nuke them for the safety of the planet, or what?

    Now that abortion has come up regularly, the best argument I’ve heard is one of tenant rights. Everyone can understand this. If we have an adult who takes serious, known action to invite in an alien resident, a person, and another adult to take known action to pay 20-years rent for that tenant, then tomorrow you can’t just kick them back out. You can’t because kicking them out at that point is certain, absolute death for them. If you took in a tenant and they annoyed you, so you killed them, that would be murder, along with any boyfriends or people who aided the murder. And the decision, the contract, does not start then, but the previous weekend when you drunkenly promised. That was your choice, back then, you made that choice with your body, the two of you.

    What to do then becomes difficult, because you can’t deport them back, but also the man cannot realistically take them on alone, having no house of his own to offer. At the very least we might agree that the tenant can be evicted only as soon as the eviction won’t kill them, if we collectively can come up with a solution to move them to a new home and landlord that wants them. Since the list of landlords wanting young tenants is 10 miles long, that shouldn’t be a problem. Only the early part.

    Does that make sense? Tenant Rights. You actively took vigorous action to invite them in. What now?

    And this gentleman’s quote, so we’re also evicting nearly 70% black tenants, when they are ~20% of the population. Is that equity, and right? I’m not trying to make anyone lose their minds, but open to explanations. Not to slogans.

    “The American Cause in Ukraine: Freedom or Empire? (Drake)”

    Just using it as a hook for Russia: because they printed it, it’s a lie. An adult American said it, it’s a lie. The Azovs did NOT surrender, they were “done with their hero’s mission” and “evacuated”. Lie. It was a mere 300 left. Lie. They – the NY Times — wrote this fake non-surrender article when this one moment, this one frame of film flipped by. Pretty universal these days, where history starts 2/22 and stops, and starts and gaps, whenever we want. +1,000 have surrendered already. 300 x 3, and they’re still coming out. They have therefore also NOT surrendered, Lie, as those were NOT the last ones, and their NATO officers and handlers are still inside. Lie.

    Lie. Lie. Lie. Lie. Lie. Lie. Lie. Lie.

    Bringing me to this: the West is not going to surrender. The war is not over, if you haven’t noticed. I mean, it is, but it isn’t. The West will fight all the way down, down the $7 gas, down the 20% inflation that’s probably 50%, down the market collapse, the housing collapse, they are going to lie, lie, lie, lie, lie, steal, steal, steal, steal, steal, and murder murder murder everyone they can find, on any continent, of any color, race, or creed. Until they are stopped. Until WE are stopped. We, the West, will fight and cry and wrangle until they can find a position where Russia has to nuke “us”, London, Langley, NY, they will not stop until they ARE stopped. Said years and years ago now.

    And we can stop them, but that doesn’t look too good as the few people who even know what’s going on are hypnotized by Q, passive, sidelined, and terrified of being called queer-haters while every life of every American and every child is at stake. And I can’t move that dial on my own. The people I am trying to save which includes every straight, gay, black, white, immigrant person will set upon, beat and arrest me if I jump into the water with a bouy.

    So as the first paragraph: What do you do? How are you supposed to save them from themselves? Isn’t that violence, even as their violence and poor understanding kills the other 80%?

    Well, you tell me ‘cause we’re in it.

    Western Leaders Tied to Ukraine Bioweapons Labs (Woltz)”

    Bill could not get the smallpox he spoke of, immediately appearing in a lab the next week, so they have released monkeypox in the UK instead. Unless that is the world’s biggest coincidence. NHS is trying to figure out where all the unrelated cases are coming from in this relatively rare virus. So be glad these key labs are not under their present control and it’s made them have to lay low for a bit. Dzask is still a free man eating 5-star dinners with Tony, though.

    “Third of Global Population Killed in Next War Cycle – Charles Nenner (USAW)”

    You should very much take the time to listen to the whole interview, and know that over time, decades now, Nenner is seldom wrong. His model of all known market data is like Armstrong’s and it says the same things. Oil to zero? “Inconceivable!” Happens right on time. Oil from $20 to $120 earlier? “Inconceivable!” Happens right on time. Today it’s bond rates starting Jan 1, and 1/3 of humans on earth dead. He doesn’t seem to recognize, but we’ve got a strong start on that already. They are the war dead, but not recognized as either “war” nor “dead.”

    Inflation moves to 20% OFFICIAL next month he says. That means +50% real, which is very, very likely. The only salvation from inflation is you’ll be too broke to buy anything, and there’ll be shortages anyway. But measuring as quality of life is very close.

    He says, as above, they will NOT stop the war cycle until 2B people are dead and half the world is ruined.

    I believe it. Look at all the chances we had to turn around. Then and now. In 2020, 2008, in 2001, 1999, 1994, 1989, 1974, 1954. No, no, and no, we will not do it. No moral things. No obvious things. No living things. Never-ever-ever, and anyone who tries it happily murdered with full approval of the applauding masses, Assange being the latest example. But a new one like Elon pops up daily to hatey-hate-hate.

    ” Biden’s ‘Disinformation’ Clown Show ‘Paused,’ Scary Poppins Resigns (Celente)”

    This is where it’s SO crazy, and SO counterproductive, you have to ask if the White Hats are the one’s controlling Joe’s teleprompter. It sure looks like it a lot of days.

    Speaking of, Psaki is moved to a palatial payday in the private press, and as her last act, shushed and shouted down African reporters she refused to call on E – V – E – R. Never-ever. Never-ever-ever. Not once in 15 months. Shut up you black people in the back! Know your place! https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=qyqgAitVtqU She was too busy calling on her white friends in the front row, who could ask her if she loved her husband and was a good press secretary, or REALLY loved her husband, and was a GREAT press secretary.

    No words. What can one possibly say? Bring up her boss’s ‘94 Crime bill again? The latest open U.S. bombing in Ethiopia, picking up Obama’s forgotten wars? Why bother?

    All facts are false. “My side right or wrong.” If you kill every black person you can find, in every country you can find, you are a black hero for black rights and the other guy who wants to stop 60 black murders a week is evilly-evil.

    “Why Were So Many Adverse Events Reported as ‘Unrelated’ to Vaccine? (CHD)

    ALL the events are “unrelated”! It’s “Safe and Effective” and you will be banned from YouTube for reading the pharmaceutical label. If you are black, a woman, and named “Nikki Minaj”. That’s diversity! Of color. Of sex. Of opinion. Like Psaki, they told her “Hey you in the back of the bus: sit down and shut up! Know your place and show some RESPECT to your peers.” (If you didn’t click the Dore YouTube they literally said this.

    Ban Ban Ban Ban Ban Ban Ban Ban Ban if you say what the NY Times says. (AzovNazis) Or Pfizer.(Side effects) Or the FDA (masks don’t work).

    So it’s obvious there were Z E R O side effects, ever, for anyone, BECAUSE I SAID SO!!!

    “Half of President Biden’s Twitter Followers Are Fake (JTN)”

    Only half? From an inauguration that had zero people in it? Remember: most popular President in American history, by multiples.

    “Q: How does Hunter pay “a team of more than 30 lawyers and investigators..?” That sounds costly.”

    Didn’t you hear? Hunter is now the world’s greatest living artist, at $1M a painting.

    I don’t know if we’ve gone to “Dig a bunker” yet, but it’s getting closer.

    #108185
    Henry
    Participant

    When I first discovered The Automatic Earth, it was the B&W photos that drew me in. The way people looked, the signs, the general condition of society, etc…

    I find these photos of the past more fascinating than paintings.

    #108186
    Oroboros
    Participant

    “A military officer’s oath is for life…..

    so one could rightly suspect that the criminal crapstorm Trudeau’s Trevor Cadieu, Biden Crime family’s, Admiral Eric Thor Olson, and BoJo’s Lt Col John Bailey….and the Lt. Gen. Roger Cloutier…

    was done with Malice Aforethought

    And deserves the Gallows

    An Azov lullaby

    The Righteous ‎ by 9 Days We Hung

    #108187
    Oroboros
    Participant

    Nina Jankowicz is another relationship free childless cat lady

    That explains most of her behavior

    .

    #108188
    zerosum
    Participant

    Look ….Its not real ….. Trust me …. Its only war games ….. Its the whole truth …. Its not a lie
    ————
    monkeypox
    • Western Leaders Tied To Ukraine Bioweapons Labs (Woltz)
    • Major NATO War Games Set to Begin Miles From Russian Base (LI)
    • Third of Global Population Killed in Next War Cycle – Charles Nenner (USAW)
    ————
    If you can only tell the truth then you will have nothing to say
    • Biden’s ‘Disinformation’ Clown Show ‘Paused,’ Scary Poppins Resigns (Celente)
    ———–
    The richest man on earth, Elon Musk, says, The biggest liars are democrats
    • Half of President Biden’s Twitter Followers Are Fake (JTN)
    ———-

    #108189
    Henry
    Participant

    @polder-dweller This is a riveting interview by James Kunstler with Larry Johnson from sonar21.com:

    KunstlerCast 358 — A Conversation About Ukraine with Larry C Johnson

    Great insight into the situation in Ukraine.

    #108190
    kultsommer
    Participant

    TAE introduced me to treasure trove of vintage photographs that is a Shorpy site.
    Interesting and recently, old photograph of stacked coffins during the 1918 Spanish flu prompted some commentators, including me, to point out how “what we have now” is far cry from the pandemic. To make story short, all comments and
    replies that were supporting narrative of false and imposed emergency lasted for one day and were promptly removed from the comment section by the host. Seemingly innocent, yet another sample how far we had gone.

    #108191
    phoenixvoice
    Participant

    Regarding top video about abortion debate…
    The woman was not tutored on how to meet that argument and lost the debate. Her lack of preparation and/or ineptitude does not change the facts of the siuation.

    I am re-watching Star Trek (TOS) right now. James Kirk, starship captain, bears responsibility for the crew and well-being of his ship. He is tasked with general directives and specific orders. He must make decisions that affect the lives of his crew. Sometimes, his decisions lead to the deaths of crew members. This bothers him…but discharging his duty, and that leading to a crewmember death, is not considered “murder.” James Kirk took on this position willingly, knowingly. He often risks his own life for those who serve under him — but at other times he risks the life of others, as he knows that for the well-being of all he must not wantonly risk his own life.

    A woman is the “captain” of her body. Her “crewmember” is a fetus. She may or may not have actively chosen this “command” — it have been a mixture of free-will and coercion. Unlike crewmembers of a ship, a fetus has no ability to care for itself, or even to exist without her during gestation. A fetus cannot judge a situation and determine whether or not to follow commands. A fetus cannot leave at will, cannot survive on its own. The woman, as captain, knows the outside world, how to navigate, whether it is safe, and risks her own life to carry the fetus and go through childbirth.

    Yet, many peoplewould like to tell a pregnant woman that once she is pregnant, she is no longer the captain of her ship. She might make the “wrong” decision. They think that they, by default, know better than she what course should be steered. They feel that she is no longer capable of autonomy with a fetus on board.

    Trust women. Support mothers and their children. Don’t remove women’s autonomy simply because others think they know better than she does. This lack of trust in women is about control, masquerading as caring for the weak and helpless.

    #108192
    John Day
    Participant

    @Phoenixvoice: Amen, Sister!
    🙂
    One’s own life is complicated enough, I might add…

    #108193
    willem
    Participant

    “Half of President Biden’s Twitter Followers Are Fake”…

    But all of them voted.

    #108194
    Figmund Sreud
    Participant

    Oh, poor ‘lil “w” – via Caitlin Johnstone

    “The result is an absence of checks and balances in Russia, and the decision of one man to launch a wholly unjustified and brutal invasion of Iraq. I mean, of Ukraine.”

    On Bush’s Freudian Confession
    https://caitlinjohnstone.substack.com/p/on-bushs-freudian-confession?s=w

    F.S.

    #108195
    zerosum
    Participant

    Fewer people to split the money
    https://www.rt.com/russia/555743-azovstal-prisoners-icrc-registration/
    19 May, 2022 11:20

    More Ukrainians surrender in Mariupol – Russia

    Total number of captives from the Azovstal plant has reached 1,730, the Defense Ministry said

    The higher leaders are still in the plant waiting for their portion of the $40 Billion that the USA will be delivering.

    #108196
    zerosum
    Participant

    US Senate approves $40bn
    The scam continues
    Russia won
    Follow the money

    https://www.msn.com/en-gb/news/world/us-senate-passes-2440bn-aid-package-for-ukraine-e2-80-93-live/ar-AAXtnwC?ocid=uxbndlbing
    All but 11 Republicans supported the bill while Biden backs Nato membership for Finland and Sweden.

    #108197
    Figmund Sreud
    Participant

    Helmer:

    “Pepé Le Pew” Award

    The war plan of the US and the European allies is destroying the Russian market for traditional French perfumes, the profits of the French and American conglomerates which own the best-known brands, the bonuses of their managers, and the dividends of their shareholders. The odour of these losses is too strong for artificial fresheners. […]

    IF IT SMELLS ALLURING, IT’S RUSSIAN – IN WARTIME L’ORÉAL (FRANCE) AND ESTÉE LAUDER (US) MAKE A BAD SMELL

    F.S.

    #108198
    SeaBirds
    Participant

    @RIM

    “Get rid of them before they can do more damage”

    How? These guys are on a roll now. Seems like monkey-pox is now being rolled out around the world. Bloomberg is laying out the plan in this free article:

    https://www.bloomberg.com/opinion/articles/2022-05-19/what-is-monkeypox-why-is-it-spreading-and-should-we-worry?srnd=premium-europe

    Interestingly, the smallpox vax at the ready can apparently lead to myocarditis and pericarditis. Sound familiar? Guess they think that if the plan worked well once it will work well again.

    #108199
    zerosum
    Participant

    This is how WWIII is being fought.
    Ukraines are the mercenaries for the USA

    https://www.zerohedge.com/political/biden-unveils-100-million-more-weapons-ukraine-literally-moments-after-40bn-approved
    Biden Unveils $100 Million More In Weapons To Ukraine Literally Moments After $40BN Approved

    He detailed what the new $100 million is expected to deliver: “…I am announcing another package of security assistance that will provide additional artillery, radars, and other equipment to Ukraine, which they are already using so effectively on the battlefield.”

    He described further, “These weapons and equipment will go directly to the front lines of freedom in Ukraine, and reiterate our strong support for the brave people of Ukraine as they defend their country against Russia’s ongoing aggression.”

    Separately Secretary of State Antony Blinken noted:

    In a separate statement, Secretary of State Antony Blinken said the weapons will be coming from the Pentagon’s existing inventories.
    Where will the approved $100 million go? The inventory has been paid for a long time ago.

    #108200
    Veracious Poet
    Participant

    Dr. D:

    So what to do? From a certain perspective, they are unreachable. Literally. They will/are throwing their kids on red-hot hands of the sacrifice god and no one can stop them. Yet so long as they remain +20% of the population, any attempt will grind up an open civil war. Stopping them may save them or other kids, but starting a civil war will kill orders of magnitude more.

    So as the first paragraph: What do you do? How are you supposed to save them from themselves? Isn’t that violence, even as their violence and poor understanding kills the other 80%?

    I believe it. Look at all the chances we had to turn around. Then and now. In 2020, 2008, in 2001, 1999, 1994, 1989, 1974, 1954. No, no, and no, we will not do it. No moral things. No obvious things. No living things. Never-ever-ever, and anyone who tries it happily murdered with full approval of the applauding masses, Assange being the latest example. But a new one like Elon pops up daily to hatey-hate-hate.

    They no longer “remain +20% of the population” ~ My back-of-the-envelope calculation, plus a vast AMERICAN life experience few can comprehend, is the 20% has more than tripled in the advent of new century.

    Take a look at voluntarily vaxxed numbers for a clue 😕

    Moreover, I’m surprised you’re even asking the TAE audience this question…

    Many here are still swilling the death cult koolaid, living out toxic child EGO fictions in the face of mass NPD psychosis.

    Dissembling about WHEN a HUMAN LIFE is entitled to The Rights of Life, Liberty & The Pursuit Of Happiness, which is a clear cut “tell” regarding the underlying spiritual status of said “person”…

    Everybody counts or nobody counts.

    THAT is the message that no amount of “debate” can dissimulate ~ THE lesson the unwashed masses have yet to comprehend 🙄

    Case in point: The serial killer that preyed upon the Buffalo church members was clearly observed in his community as a budding murderous psycho, that should have been locked up in a lunatic asylum…

    When his mother discovered her maniac had beat a cat to death, beheading it, she should have had him committed, not to be released until he was PROVEN safe to himself & the community-at-large.

    Heinously torturing & murdering small animals is one of THE hallmarks of an emerging serial psycho ~ The mother should be arrested as an accomplice. She is not innocent.

    In a healthy society there should be zero -0- tolerance for any level of such abhorrent behavior…

    Sadly situations where lunatics are ignored, or given a pass, have been repeated over & over & over & OVER again, in almost every mass shooting rampage. Blame the gun, not the community that created, enabled, armed & turned a blind eye to the psychotic? What the actual f@ck!?!

    BTW, the most prolific school mass murderer used dynamite ~ Obama & the MIC used drones & missiles, until they ran out…

    Everybody counts or nobody counts.

    So what to do?

    That ship sailed 30 years ago, when the “electorate” ignored the warnings from the sane, spiritually enlightened who rang the *WARNING* concerning the rise of neo-lib/neo-con NPD psychos that were infecting America’s institutions (from the top to the bottom), who now own/run/influence ALL of America’s .GOV bureaucracies + alphabet agencies with the most inane, heinous & anti-life policies imaginable…

    All with the ignorant, malicious support of “We the People” that scoff at the Rule of Natural Law (for all), cancelling anyone displaying a shred of virtuous sanity with their hatey-hate-hate like a pack of rabid hyenas.

    $40 billion for Ukie Nazis, MIC + the politically corrupt? No problemo!

    Nope, there’s only one way this ends. VERY BADLY…

    Time for the righteous prepare for the reckoning, while the sun still shines 😐

    FWFS,

    Gary

    #108201
    TAE Summary
    Participant

    * Today’s Euphemisms
    – Inventory Deficit
    – Purchasing Power
    – Large Scale Exercises
    – Front Lines of Freedom
    – Paused
    – Excess Mortality
    – Tinkering with Bird Flu
    – Stable on an Annual Basis

    * “I trust the government to make decisions about their citizens and when relevant consult their medical practitioner”

    * If gambling on stock’s what you like
    Now is the time you should strike
    Stop buying the dip
    The new thing that’s hip
    Is all-in on shorting the spike

    * Peak Oil is back with a vengeance
    It seems to be Joe’s firm intentions
    To get rid of gas
    Except out his a$$
    A power source he never mentions

    * We’re watching the death of the dollar
    It’s purchasing power getting smaller
    If you got some cash
    You’ll dump in the trash
    I’ll take it away, please just holler

    * For hot-dogs you once paid a nickel
    Including some chips and a pickle
    We’ll have that again
    Joe Biden says “When
    Our flag has a hammer and sickle”

    #108202
    Dr D Rich
    Participant

    A clarification to: ““A military officer’s oath is for life….”
    Perhaps the author was referring to the almost-certainly retirement eligible Flag officers present in the Azovstol iron works. Those retired officers can always be recalled for the needs of the service. Although the latter process is rarely invoked except not infrequently for court-martial.

    Here’s what Title 10 USC “651. Members: required service

    (a) Each person who becomes a member of an armed force, other than a person deferred under the next to the last sentence of section 6(d)(1) of the Military Selective Service Act (50 U.S.C. 3806(d)(1)), shall serve in the armed forces for a total initial period of not less than six years nor more than eight years, as provided in regulations prescribed by the Secretary of Defense for the…. unless such person is sooner discharged under such regulations because of personal hardship. Any part of such service that is not active duty or that is active duty for training shall be performed in a reserve component.

    (b) Each person covered by subsection (a) who is not a Reserve, and who is qualified, shall, upon his release from active duty, be transferred to a reserve component to complete the service required by subsection

    #108203
    oldandtired
    Participant

    Where will the approved $100 million go?

    1,500 US Air Force toilet seats sent to help the cause?

    #108204
    zerosum
    Participant

    I just check my inventory ….. no toilet seats

    #108205
    boscohorowitz
    Participant

    ““Russian elections are rigged,” he (Dubya) said. “Political opponents are imprisoned or otherwise eliminated from participating in the electoral process. The result is an absence of checks and balances in Russia and the decision of one man to launch a wholly unjustified and brutal invasion of Iraq. I mean of Ukraine.””

    article

    #108206
    aspnaz
    Participant

    @phoenixvoice

    Your argument demonstrates the main issue: pro-choice women think it is all about them and that they should be able to change their minds regarding their child, especially in the case where they had a few too many drinks the night before and did not behave as an adult … or any other excuse that they feel excuses them of the responsibility of their earlier decision.

    Others feel that the person inside the woman should be defended as any other human, that it is not all about the indecisive woman. After all, this is obviously not a next-day decision as the morning after pill is very effective, so this is a missed period / pregnancy test decision.

    Of course, this just enforces the widely held opinion that women should not be “put in charge” of anything that requires strong single minded leadership, not because of a lack of intelligence but because of emotional influences over their single mindedness. Alternatively, they were too lazy to do something about it the morning after?

    There is the old golden excuse that some women never consider what “might happen” before they have unprotected sex, but I just do not buy that: they make an informed decision which they later regret. It is all about them, fuck the small human they decided to create, that will now be dumped in the trash. Sure, it is a difficult decision for a minority, but certainly not for all when you see the numbers: it is a very popular option.

    #108207
    aspnaz
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    A thought went through my head this morning: When will the people of Zimbabwe, who use the US dollar as currency, get that sense of deja vu about the USD currency and then move on to the next currency? What will that replacement currency be?

    #108208
    Mister Roboto
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    #108209
    Veracious Poet
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    #108210
    Veracious Poet
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    #108211
    Curlene48
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    aspnaz … You seem to forget that in many cases a woman did not “make an informed decision which they later regret”. There is such a thing as rape, and it is quite common.
    Phoenixvoice and John Day make a lot of sense on this issue.
    Thanks, Mr. Roboto, for the Michael Tracey tweet.

    #108212

    I think the judicial -as opposed to legislative- approach of Roe regarding it as a privacy issue was correct. Overturning Roe will open up a can of worms as good people attempt to fight the medical intrusions of the State into our lives over “vaccines” and other medical issues. WHO?
    Legislation that encodes a right to medical privacy- with no mention of abortion necessary- is the only way to go.
    It’s not about abortion. It’s about control. When The State requires men to obligate themselves to the now genetically proven to be their child’s 21 years of financial support- which follows from the current trends- opinions will likely change.

    #108213

    T-Sum- well done.

    Sadly, all those solid gold toilet seats are at the bottom of a body of water somewhere, following a tragic boating accident.

    #108215
    VietnamVet
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    The ruling Western ideology is that only money matters. Everyone is own their own but rich individuals benefit unequally at the expense of the worthless. The last US CEO jailed was Jeff Skilling, Enron, who embarrassed the Bush II Administration by turning off the lights in California for a profit.

    The proxy World War III in Ukraine is being fought by others to benefit outsiders and oligarchs. There no longer is public education, public health, or public safety in the West. It is only propaganda – information warfare that says there is any community left. No one mentions that Russia Federation Army has been unable to break through the Ukraine trench defenses. The Red Army could have. The question is can Russia breakout of the Black Sea Lowlands and take Odessa and deny a rump Ukraine access to the sea?

    The next months will see if peace returns to Europe. It requires a peace treaty/armistice, now, and Russia withdrawal to east of the Dnieper River behind the Line of Contact and a manned DMZ. If the Biden Administration continues to nix the talks and if the Russian Armored Army does finally breakout; only tactical nuclear weapons can stop the invasion of Poland which almost guarantees the use of both side’s strategic nuclear weapons.

    #108222
    Mister Roboto
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    If the Biden Administration continues to nix the talks and if the Russian Armored Army does finally breakout; only tactical nuclear weapons can stop the invasion of Poland which almost guarantees the use of both side’s strategic nuclear weapons.

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