May 022022
 


Andy Warhol Mick Jagger 1975

 

The Balance In Attrition (BoT)
Ukraine Is Now America’s War, Too (New Yorker)
Lavrov Interview With The Xinhua News Agency (Saker)
How Ukraine’s ‘Ghost Of Kyiv’ Legendary Pilot Was Born (BBC)
Russia Will Quit The International Space Station Due To Sanctions (DM)
Belarus Opposition Seeks US Technology Help (F24)
UK, EU Tell Elon Musk Free Speech Will Not Be Allowed on Twitter (DE)
Pfizer TV Ad Recommends People Take IVM, HCQ, Z-Pak, Fluvoxamine (Kirsch)
8,607 Unreported Vaccinated COVID Deaths In Canada (Yakk)
Food Shortages In Six Months (Alt-M)
Food Shortages: Never Let A Crisis Go To Waste (Fox)

 

 

Thank you so much for doing our laundry!

 

 

Chomsky Trump

 

 

 

 

Ukraine HRC

 

 

@Trevornoah: “In America you have the right to seek the truth and speak the truth, even if it makes people in power uncomfortable.”
Unless your name is Julian Assange, in which case you face a gulag for the rest of your life.

 

 

CNN Musk

 

 

Twitter thread by “Baron of the Taiga”.

“..this is all ‘Phase 3’ stuff. Ukraine has to make it through Phase 2, and currently, even the most ardent Ukraine supporters who think Russia got battered in Phase 1, don’t think it is going well ..”

The Balance In Attrition (BoT)

However Russia used artillery in Phase 1, it is now using it several times more effectively, pressing its material and positional advantages in Donbas. It is following a method of wave strikes, taking however long they need to, before troops advance on the destroyed lines. We see Russia making good use of drones now, particularly for artillery correction. It is also locating and destroying more covert resource bases for the Ukrainian Army (like the aluminum plant recently). Russian air power is beginning to support infantry movement with success. On the other side, Ukraine is unable to respond effectively. It has an advantage in prepared fortifications and fallback positions set up well in advance (encirclement, while not impossible, is proving difficult outside a few stunning examples). But it is outgunned.

Whatever was going on in Phase 1, neither side was actually committed to a full-blown war of artillery. It was too slow for Russia’s phase objectives, and Ukraine lacked the equipment for it. It is now an artillery war, and NATO has really failed to equip the UAF to match Russia. Saying “we’re going to give you Dutch howitzers, they’ll be there in a month” is no good to Ukraine. They need top-of-the-line field guns, in Eastern Ukraine, yesterday. And they need a lot of them. The fact they continue to abandon anti-tank weapons in such numbers says a lot. By the time Russian tanks or other armored vehicles enter a settlement, not only have Ukrainian units been obliterated by artillery, but hardened infantry have swept in. Russia has learned its lesson.

If the current state of affairs persists, Russia will continue to decrease Ukraine’s holdings in Donbas. Many will not be encircled and captured, due to the way the defensive lines are set up, but those pushed out the other side will be decimated in terms of numbers. Of course, this plays into Kiev’s only strategy at this point, which is to buy time. It knows it cannot defeat Russia in Donbas, and certainly is not relying on any kind of logistical breakdown for Moscow (only Bellingcat thinks this will happen). Aside from whatever games are being played over Transnistria, the Ukrainian play seems obvious: • Maximize foreign support as much as possible • Reinforce every settlement west of the Dnieper with modern artillery, and at least a somewhat competent army.

If they can make the potential costs so high for Russia to advance on Nikolaev and especially Odessa, they could force a freeze in the battle lines, and then maybe play out some obscene hostage scenario in Tiraspol (unacceptable for Russia). A huge amount can go wrong (and is wrong) with this plan, including the lack of consideration of morale, how losing the east will affect western backing, the quality of any new army they can patch together, and how exhausted Russia might be. But of course, this is all ‘Phase 3’ stuff. Ukraine has to make it through Phase 2, and currently, even the most ardent Ukraine supporters who think Russia got battered in Phase 1, don’t think it is going well.

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Full proxy.

Ukraine Is Now America’s War, Too (New Yorker)

America has crossed a threshold in Ukraine, both in its short-term involvement and its long-term intent. The U.S. was initially cautious during the fall and winter as Russia, a nuclear country with veto power at the U.N. Security Council, amassed more than a hundred and fifty thousand troops along the Ukrainian border. It didn’t want to poke the Russian bear—or provoke Vladimir Putin personally. Two days after long convoys of Russian tanks rolled across the border, on February 24th, the U.S. Secretary of State, Antony Blinken, still claimed that America’s goal—backed by hundreds of millions of dollars in military aid—was simply to stand behind the Ukrainian people. The White House sanctioned Russia—initially targeting a few banks, oligarchs, political élites, government-owned enterprises, and Putin’s own family—to pressure the Russian leader to put his troops back in their box, without resorting to military intervention.

“Direct confrontation between nato and Russia is World War Three, something we must strive to prevent,” President Joe Biden said, in early March. Yet in just over nine weeks, the conflict has rapidly evolved into a full proxy war with Russia, with global ramifications. U.S. officials now frame America’s role in more ambitious terms that border on aggressive. The goal—backed by tens of billions of dollars in aid—is to “weaken” Russia and insure a sovereign Ukraine outlasts Putin. “Throughout our history, we’ve learned that when dictators do not pay the price for their aggression, they cause more chaos and engage in more aggression,” the President told reporters on Thursday. “They keep moving. And the costs, the threats to America and the world, keep rising.”

Having basically run out of appropriated funds, Biden has asked Congress for thirty-three billion dollars—for new military, economic, and humanitarian support—in the latest of several packages for Ukraine. “The cost of this fight is not cheap,” the President acknowledged. (As Politico noted, the new aid is about half the size of the entire Russian defense budget—and also more than half of the U.S. State Department’s annual budget. Over the next five months, U.S. aid to Ukraine will average more than two hundred million dollars a day.) The investment, Biden said, was a small price “to lessen the risk of future conflicts” with Russia.

For Putin, the war in Ukraine always seemed to be, at least in part, a proxy fight with nato and its U.S. leadership. Ahead of his invasion, he publicly expressed deep paranoia about the military alliance and its further expansion into countries once aligned with the Soviet Union. He also brokered a five-thousand-word agreement with the Chinese President, Xi Jinping, to form a de-facto alliance of authoritarian regimes. They jointly opposed nato enlargement. Biden tried to resist that framing. At the start of the invasion, the U.S. invoked the principles of sovereignty, a democratically elected government, and territorial integrity. During the past week, however, Ukraine’s existential crisis has increasingly appeared to be America’s war, too. On April 24th, Blinken and Defense Secretary Lloyd Austin took a train with blacked-out windows into Kyiv to meet President Volodymyr Zelensky and symbolically reinforce American support.

The stealthy trip reflected the increasingly ambitious U.S. goal. “We want to see Russia weakened to the degree it can’t do the kinds of things that it has done in invading Ukraine,” Austin told reporters, near the border in Poland. Blinken said, “We don’t know how the rest of this war will unfold, but we do know that a sovereign, independent Ukraine will be around a lot longer than Vladimir Putin is on the scene.” On Tuesday, Austin assembled defense leaders from more than forty countries—well beyond the nato framework—at Ramstein, a U.S. base in southwest Germany, to coördinate support for Ukraine. Austin, a retired general involved in both the Iraq and Afghanistan wars, announced the formation of a new coalition of “nations of good will” that will meet monthly to “intensify” an international campaign to win “today’s fight and the struggles to come.” In appealing for more aid, Biden said, “We have to do our part as well, leading the alliance.”

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“..the Russian military personnel are doing everything in their power to avoid victims among civilians..”

Lavrov Interview With The Xinhua News Agency (Saker)

[..] the special military operation is proceeding according to plan. Under this plan, the Russian military personnel are doing everything in their power to avoid victims among civilians. Blows are carried out with high-precision weapons, first of all at military infrastructure facilities and places where armoured vehicles are concentrated. Unlike the Ukrainian army and nationalist armed groups that use people as living shields, the Russian army provides the locals with all kinds of assistance and support. Humanitarian corridors open daily from Kharkov and Mariupol to evacuate people from dangerous districts, but the Kiev regime demands that the “national battalions” in control of those areas do not release the civilians. Nevertheless, many are able to leave with the assistance of Russian, DPR and LPR servicemen.

During the special military operation, the hotline of the Interdepartmental Coordination Headquarters of the Russian Federation for Humanitarian Response in Ukraine has received requests for assistance in evacuating 2.8 million people to Russia, including 16,000 foreign citizens and employees of UN and OSCE international missions. In total, 1.02 million people have been evacuated from Ukraine, the DPR and LPR, of which over 120,000 are citizens of third countries, including over 300 Chinese nationals. There are over 9,500 temporary accommodation facilities operating in Russian regions. They have space for rest and hot meals, and everything that may be necessary. Newly arrived refugees are provided with qualified medical and psychological assistance.

Russia is taking measures to ensure civilian navigation in the Black and Azov seas. A humanitarian corridor opens daily, a safe lane for ships. However, Ukraine continues to block foreign ships, creating a threat of shelling in its internal waters and territorial sea. Moreover, Ukrainian naval units have mined the shore, the ports and territorial waters. These explosive devices disconnect from their anchor lines and drift into the open sea, so they pose a serious danger to both the fleets and the port infrastructure of the Black Sea countries.

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Obvious and abject nonsense from day 1. But it fits the overall coverage.

How Ukraine’s ‘Ghost Of Kyiv’ Legendary Pilot Was Born (BBC)

Ukraine’s fighter pilots are vastly outnumbered by the Russians, and have become legendary – thanks in part to the story of an alleged flying ace called the “Ghost of Kyiv”. This hero is said to have downed as many as 40 enemy planes – an incredible feat in an arena where Russia controls the skies. But now the Ukraine Air Force Command has warned on Facebook that the “Ghost of Kyiv is a superhero-legend whose character was created by Ukrainians!”. “We ask the Ukrainian community not to neglect the basic rules of information hygiene,” the message said, urging people to “check the sources of information, before spreading it”. Earlier reports had named the ace as Major Stepan Tarabalka, 29. The authorities confirmed that he was killed in combat on 13 March and honoured with a Hero of Ukraine medal posthumously.

Now, the air force stresses that “Tarabalka is not ‘Ghost of Kiev’, and he did not hit 40 planes”. It describes the “Ghost of Kyiv” as “a collective image of pilots of the Air Force’s 40th tactical aviation brigade, who defend the sky over the capital”, rather than a single man’s combat record. For weeks, Ukrainians did not have a name to go with the “Ghost of Kyiv” – but that did not stop the story going viral on social media. It was used as a marketing brand by a Ukrainian model aircraft manufacturer, while Ukrainian Iryna Kostyrenko showed off a military badge inspired by the legend. And the defence ministry tweeted a video celebrating Tarabalka’s heroism. Military experts told the BBC they doubted that one pilot could have downed as many as 40 Russian planes.

Ukrainian military historian Mikhail Zhirohov described the Ghost of Kyiv story as “propaganda for raising morale”. Speaking to the BBC from Chernihiv, he said that early on in the war the Russians dominated Ukrainian airspace, so a Ukrainian pilot “could only shoot down two or three”. “It’s essential to have this propaganda, because our armed forces are smaller, and many think we can’t be equal to them [the Russians]. We need this in wartime,” he said.


Took just 2 days…

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Russis has kept it running.

Russia Will Quit The International Space Station Due To Sanctions (DM)

Russia is set to pull out of the International Space Station and will no longer work with NASA and the European Space Agency (ESA), according to the head of its space programme. General Director of Roscosmos Dmitry Rogozin told Russian state TV earlier today that Moscow will no longer co-operate with its international partners aboard the ISS, confirming that the decision to withdraw has already been taken. He said Roscosmos is not required to give an exact date of its withdrawal, but affirmed the Russian space programme will adhere to the stipulated year-long notice period. ‘The decision has been taken already, and we are not obliged to discuss it publicly, Rogozin told Rossiya 24 – though on Friday he said Russia would continue to work on the ISS ‘according to the time frame set out by our government, until at least 2024.’

It comes after Rogozin posted a storm of since-deleted tweets earlier this month in which he slammed Western sanctions imposed on Russia amid its invasion of Ukraine. ‘I believe that the restoration of normal relations between partners in the International Space Station and other joint projects is possible only with the complete and unconditional lifting of illegal sanctions,’ the space chief tweeted. Space is one of the last remaining areas of cooperation between Moscow and Western nations, and Russia has for decades carried American astronauts to and from the ISS on board its Soyuz rockets, but ceased to do so in 2020.

The U.S. and Russia were conducting negotiations for a resumption of shared flights in February, but the invasion of Ukraine put paid to the plans and triggered a wave of unprecedented sanctions on Russian state-linked entities. NASA astronaut Mark Vande Hei shared a Russian ride back to Earth in late March after a U.S. record 355 days at the ISS alongside two Russian cosmonauts, and suggested the relations between the crew aboard the ISS had remained unaffected by the war in Ukraine. ‘About my relationship with my Russian crewmates, they were, are and will continue to be very dear friends of mine,’ the American Vande Hei said during a press conference earlier this month.

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When was the last time the US tried a color revolution in Belarus? Two years ago?

Belarus Opposition Seeks US Technology Help (F24)

The leader of Belarus’ opposition said Friday that the United States is looking at stepping up technological assistance in the struggle against strongman Alexander Lukashenko. Svetlana Tikhanovskaya, who along with Western observers says she won a 2020 election against Lukashenko, spoke with Secretary of State Antony Blinken and other senior US officials and lawmakers on a trip to Washington. “I was assured of full support for the Belarusian democratic movement,” she told the State Department Correspondents’ Association. “We also spoke about providing Belarusian journalists and activists with equipment and technology,” she said. She said that she discussed ways to circumvent regime disinformation including broadcasts of forced confessions.


Franak Viacorka, a senior advisor to Tikhanovskaya, said pro-democracy forces have also spoken to US technology companies to seek an end to lumping Belarus into the “Russian media ecosystem,” which is closely censored. Lukashenko, who has grown closer to Moscow as he cracks down on dissent following the 2020 election, has been one of the main international supporters of President Vladimir Putin’s invasion of Ukraine. Tikhanovskaya said she shared with US officials evidence of Lukashenko’s support for the war as well as a list of companies and countries that help circumvent Western sanctions on the regime. “We spoke about making sanctions more effective, closing remaining loopholes, freezing Lukashenko’s assets and blocking the money given to him by the IMF,” she said.

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“The board [of Twitter] must be sure that if it operates in Europe it must fulfil the obligations..”

UK, EU Tell Elon Musk Free Speech Will Not Be Allowed on Twitter (DE)

Firms that fail to comply with British censorship after the passage of the Online Harms Bill would likely face fines of up to 10% of their global revenue, with executives facing consequences that include jail time if they refuse to placate Big Brother. London Mayor Sadiq Khan has also called for further regulation on social media sites in the name of preventing “prejudice.” “Free speech can’t imply a free go for hatred,” the mayor wrote online after information of the acquisition emerged. “We should not overlook the impacts of online hate speech, which followers the flames of prejudice and results in appalling and tragic real-world violence.” “Social media corporations should do extra, not much less, to guard their communities,” he additionally wrote.

While Britain has some of the most high-profile censoring regimes in the Western World, it is far not the only nation where lawmakers have been taking aim at the idea of unfettered social media discourse. Thierry Breton, the European Union’s Tsar for the Internal Market, has asked that Musk follow all of the EU’s laws and regulations, including those governing the censoring of unpopular ideas. “Elon, there are guidelines,” the Monetary Instances stories Breton is saying. “You’re welcome however these are our guidelines. It’s not your guidelines which are able to apply right here.”

“Anybody who desires to profit from this market must fulfil our guidelines,” the EU bigwig reportedly continued. “The board [of Twitter] must be sure that if it operates in Europe it must fulfil the obligations, together with moderation, open algorithms, freedom of speech, transparency in guidelines, obligations to adjust to our personal guidelines for hate speech, revenge porn [and] harassment.” “If [Twitter] doesn’t adjust to our regulation, there are sanctions — 6 per cent of the income and, in the event that they proceed, banned from working in Europe,” the EU bureaucrat went on to threaten.

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Pfizer won’t be allowed to market the Paxlovid brand until full FDA approval”

Pfizer TV Ad Recommends People Take IVM, HCQ, Z-Pak, Fluvoxamine (Kirsch)

See that pill? They are OBVIOUSLY promoting ivermectin, HCQ, Z-Pak, fluvoxamine, zinc, and vitamin D! Finally! Pfizer thinks they are promoting Paxlovid, but we all know what they are really promoting 🙂


“Pfizer said in its full-year earnings announcement last month that it expects Paxlovid sales worth an enormous $22 billion for 2022. Getting the word out now is a clear strategy to get antiviral treatments to patients. [..] Pfizer won’t be allowed to market the Paxlovid brand until full FDA approval. That explains why its COVID pill ad serves more as an awareness campaign of oral treatments in general.”

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Interesting Twitter thread by Sheldon Yakiwchuk.

8,607 Unreported Vaccinated COVID Deaths In Canada (Yakk)

There are currently 8,607 Unreported Vaccinated COVID deaths in Canada. This is up from 7994 from last month – average 20/day COVID mortalities missing. Why isn’t Health Canada Reporting them? If you visit the COVID tracker by Health Infobase Canada – PHAC, you will find the following chart. The chart indicates that From December 14, 2020 to April 10, 2022 that there were 15,775 (green) COVID mortalities.

In this, 9511 Unvaccinated have Died (60.3%) and 6264 (39.7%) from the various stages of vaccinated COVID deaths. What’s important about this is how many deaths are reported in this time. 15,775 – Dec14, 2020-Apr10, 2022. A look back to December 14, 2020 shows that on this day, there were 13,553 deaths. Vaccinations hadn’t rolled out in Canada yet, so these were 100% unvaccinated.

April 10, 2022 – due to delays in reporting, there were 37,935 COVID deaths – as of April 8th, 2022.

37,935 – 13,553 = Total Deaths in this Time period = 24, 382. Where as the Current Dashboard (top image) only shows 15,775 or a difference of 8,607 – unreported deaths. Having a 60/40 split on vaccinated deaths in this time is shocking in itself…but what if those missing deaths are all in various stages of being Vaccinated? We’d be adding the unreported 8,607 to the reported 6,264 given a possible total of 14,871 Vaccinated deaths. 14,871/24,382 ->61% of the deaths in Vaccinated. 9,511/24,382 -> 39% of the COVID reported Deaths in the Unvaccinated Camps – Completely reversing the reported Statistics. Which is even more shocking than a 60/40 split of unvaccinated to vaccinated.


Problem is…even as bad as these statistics look – having been corrected…a closer look actually reveals that in the last week over week comparison of these, 81% of deaths are in the vaccinated 55% are in the boosted. Moving from 40% of mortality to 60% is insane…moving that to 81% of COVID Mortalities being in the Vaccinated Community can no longer support the safe and effective, especially seeing as 55% of these ->greater than unvaccinated are in the fully boosted population. And the problem with the Health Canada Reporting of this, is that these deaths are: 1. Not being accurately recorded as Vaccine Injuries. 2. This problem has grown by over 600 deaths in the last Month.

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“The IMF, the BIS, World Bank, The UN, the Rockefeller Foundation, the World Economic Forum, Bank of America and even Biden himself are all predicting a major food crisis in the near term..”

Food Shortages In Six Months (Alt-M)

A week ago there was a torrent of press releases from global institutions all mentioning the same exact same concern: Food shortages within the next 3 to 6 months. These statements line up very closely with my own estimates, as I have been warning regularly about impending dangers of inflation leading to food rationing and supply chain disruptions. The IMF, the BIS, World Bank, The UN, the Rockefeller Foundation, the World Economic Forum, Bank of America and even Biden himself are all predicting a major food crisis in the near term, and it is not a coincidence that the policies of these very institutions and the actions of puppet politicians that work with them are causing the crisis they are now predicting. That is to say, it’s easy to predict a disaster when you created the disaster.


The claim is that Russia’s invasion of Ukraine is the primary cause, but this is a distraction from the real issue. Yes, sanctions against Russia will eventually lead to less food supply, but the globalists and the media are purposely ignoring the bigger threat, which is currency devaluation and price inflation created by central banks pumping out tens of trillions of dollars in stimulus packages to prop up “too big to fail” corporate partners. In 2020 alone, the Fed created over $6 trillion from nothing and air dropped it into the economy through covid welfare programs. Add that to the many trillions of dollars that the Fed has printed since the credit crash in 2008 – It has been a nonstop dollar destruction party and now the public is starting to feel the consequences. Lucky for the central bankers that covid struck and Russia invaded Ukraine, because now they can deflect all the blame for the inflationary calamity they have engineered onto the pandemic and onto Putin.

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That energy transition they talk about? It will never happen.

Food Shortages: Never Let A Crisis Go To Waste (Fox)

A top Biden official said Sunday that the global food shortage crisis would push farmers toward relying on more green energy. “Never let a crisis go to waste,” U.S. Agency for International Development (USAID) Chief Samantha Power told ABC’s George Stephanopoulos on “This Week.” Speaking of the global consequences of Russia’s war with Ukraine, the Biden official said that fertilizer shortages would provide farmers the opportunity to “hasten” their “transition” from fertilizer to more “natural” resources. “Fertilizer shortages are real now because Russia is a big exporter of fertilizer. Even though fertilizer is not sanctioned, less fertilizer is coming out of Russia,” she explained. “As a result we’re working with countries to think about natural solutions like manure and compost and this may hasten transitions that would have been in the interest of farmers to make eventually anyway. So never let a crisis go to waste.”


Power added that the administration was still asking Congress to pass more relief. Last week, President Biden requested an additional $33 billion from Congress for military and humanitarian assistance for Ukraine. “But we really do need this financial support from the Congress to be able to meet emergency food needs, so we don’t see the cascading deadly effects of Russia’s war extend into Africa and beyond,” she said. President Biden’s Energy Secretary Jennifer Granholm made similar remarks back in March, pushing for Congress to use this crisis to pass “clean energy” legislation and to “wean off” fossil fuels. “This crisis in Europe, and the crisis our allies are facing and the reduction of supply of natural gas and oil from Russia creates a moment that we should be acting,” she said at a clean energy summit.

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    Andy Warhol Mick Jagger 1975   • The Balance In Attrition (BoT) • Ukraine Is Now America’s War, Too (New Yorker) • Lavrov Interview With The Xinh
    [See the full post at: Debt Rattle May 2 2022]

    #107154
    Armenio Pereira
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    (what the heck is a star that doesn’t want to shine forever?)

    Conservatives can’t prevent change; progressives can’t control it. Due to the constraints with which they were conceived, humans are unable to successfully tackle a third way. Their fate is sealed.

    You can fight it or accept it.
    Resisting means trying to change others; accepting means trying to change the self.
    Resistance is hard and futile; acceptance is harsher and yet, smooth (once achieved.)
    Either way, things shine, and then fade.

    The fire burns bright until the watcher sleeps (and sleep he must, ’cause sleep is granted, awaken’s not.)

    #107155
    a kullervo
    Participant

    (philosophia perennis / urreligion)

    Not all philosophers are poets, still
    all poets are philosophers.
    Not all philosophy is poetry, still
    all poems are philosophy.
    Philosophers and poets perish,
    Poetry/Philisophy won’t:
    Man is the supreme poet,
    God as The Supreme Poem.

    Consciousness is a time bomb which we have no plans from and which we must learn to defuse.

    #107156
    Dr D Rich
    Participant

    Trevor Noah, pleasant ineffectual guy and watched his speech at the White House Correspondents Dinner. Someone will have to explain what they saw that I didn’t hear.

    Quickly, Tulsi Gabbard = Controlled Opposition

    #107157
    V. Arnold
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    Andy Warhol Mick Jagger 1975

    Umm, no! I don’t like this Warhol…at all…

    #107158
    V. Arnold
    Participant

    Philadelphia

    Yeahhhhhh…..duh?

    …and now back to your preferred media……………….

    #107159
    Dr. D
    Participant

    Trevor is a weird cat. They had to import him like a Canadian comedian because the Americans are too direct, too uncaring, and too mean. So he doesn’t lie directly the was the Americans do, however, he completely fails to tell the truth that works around to a bold lie. Part of the reason I stopped watching TDS, although most of my media comes from the left and far left. Here he is again, lying. “Journalists in Russia”…are possibly MORE free than in America right now. “If you tell the truth”…you’ll lose your job before you get back to the office here. We haven’t told the truth since CNN’s green screen in Gulf II. It is possible that America puts out more truth than in Russia, but none of the people doing it are at that dinner. They should have hired Ricky Gervais to read them the riot act instead.

    “It didn’t want to poke the Russian bear—or provoke Vladimir Putin personally.”

    Speaking of bare, open lies, The New Yorker. Media Rating says: “They may utilize strong loaded words (wording that attempts to influence an audience by using appeal to emotion or stereotypes), publish misleading reports, and omit information that may damage liberal causes.” Huh. Does that sound like “We lie carelessly and all the time” to you? It does to me.

    “Throughout our history, we’ve learned that when dictators do not pay the price for their aggression, they cause more chaos and engage in more aggression,”

    I quite agree. And one of the people in question was legally elected, comes from a nation not founded on a illegal western coup, and has not outlawed all opposition parties and people. Furthermore, one has followed the legal requirement of claiming the war properly to their parliament and people. That country is not the United States. Apparently $33 Billion and estimated 10 years is not a war, and not a thing to be discussed.

    Ahead of his invasion, he publicly expressed deep paranoia about the military alliance”

    Gee, NATO WAS attacking and Russia WAS in fact fighting the entire west, who would give $33B from just one nation, within one month. Yup, sounds like “paranoia” to me! Where does Vlad get these crazy ideas? Etc. You guys make me ill.

    Space is one of the last remaining areas of cooperation between Moscow and Western nations”

    Yes, but they are maniacs and religious zealots, a theocracy who cannot allow a single un-religious thing to persist. They must politicize everything, razors, cartoons, sports, and at last the Olympics and Space, which were created for the sole purpose of creating peace and unity, the things they cannot stand.

    “Firms that fail to comply with British censorship after the passage of the Online Harms Bill would likely face fines of up to 10% of their global revenue, with executives facing consequences that include jail time”

    End of sovereignty, the corporations supersede nations now. That is, if a single jurisdiction claims something, the whole world stops for them. This is the norm for these people. The old and bad utilitarianism was to sacrifice the 1 for the 99. The new Woke system is to sacrifice the 99 and save the 1. (Maybe. Probably not.) So Luxembourg and Monaco now control the legal system of the United States, and all corporations in it. Somehow this never happens vice-versa.

    “We should not overlook the impacts of online hate speech, which followers the flames of prejudice and results in appalling and tragic real-world violence.”

    Absolutely. So we in the U.S. must arrest Mr. Khan for appalling racism against Russians strictly by race stealing their assets like Krystalnicht, which is leading to a deadly war of 100 thousands. The U.S. can freeze Khan’s dollar assets. I can provide his home address.

    Personally I’d block them the way the EU has blocked all news and commenting, and make them use a proxy, so that proxies, and non-state entry locations become universally common.

    “fertilizer shortages would provide farmers the opportunity” Yes, think of the opportunity.

    “Fertilizer shortages are real now because Russia is a big exporter of fertilizer.” And we have embargoed ourselves. Therefore are actively, intentionally killing our own people.

    “we’re working with countries to think about natural solutions like manure and compost” Right here from my living room in my pajamas on this spreadsheet. And you know a month later I still haven’t talked to a single person because like windmills they would have laughed me out of the house, and you’d still hear the laughter and mockery across the country today.

    I thought these geniuses were going to outlaw meat? But now they are going to make up a 10x of chemical fertilizer on them? And do what, have the cows die of old age? She does know cows take “grass” and “hay” out of the wheat production acres, right? A: No. She does not know these things. Because: ya basic.

    Answering disinfo, the purpose was for the Feds to declare, and then Facebook can point to it being the GOVERNMENT said so, so they just HAVE to censor it en masse. Meanwhile the government can say “We aren’t censoring. We never MADE Facebook delete anything, it’s totally voluntary!” So both sides can lie, cheat, and steal and blame the other! Nobody’s responsible at all, anywhere! The perfect bureaucratic merger of corporation and states.

    Nurse strike. Finally one got into the national news.
    https://news.yahoo.com/stanford-nurses-strike-over-pay-152618265.html

    That’s because this time it happened in one of only three cities where the Important People live. The rest of the 330 Million can pound sand and die.

    Do you have any idea how bad things have to get for Nurses etc to strike? Because they’re aware they’re making a mess and risking lives if they have to get to this point, and it’s only because striking will save MORE lives in the long run, and not just theirs. Just saying, it’s like 100x a normal strike.

    The Nasdaq’s 13% plunge in April was its biggest monthly drop since Lehman’s collapse in 2008.”

    I’m sure that doesn’t mean anything and will be fine. “That is the 12th worst month ever.” Dow at 34k, can’t see how. They usually rotate out the bad components or let one drop first, then another. “The S&P 500 slipped -9.60% in April, marking its worst month since the COVID-19”

    Worst since 1939. And worst inflation since 1945.

    Good news? Markets still optimistic, indicators nowhere NEAR capitulation yet. BuyBuyBuy. Oh, wait, I think that’s the Bad news.

    “The government will be happy to “pay” that out- in the form of politically manipulated treasury digital currency, and you can have it if you just do as you’re told.”

    Yes, they absolutely will.

    Archie: Studs Turkel interviewed people from the front and when the U.S. and Russian soldiers met at the Oder river, the U.S. dogfaces were told not to talk to them and celebrate the end of the war and liberation from Nazis. …Because they, the U.S. Allies were planning to attack Stalin’s Russia immediately, already. Russia WAS their ally. Only their lack of local military power prevented them from attacking their ally right then, the one that fought +2/3rds of WWII while we watched safe at home. We DID immediately attack them economically, causing us to lose half of Germany in the embargo, then the wall. There are things about history you don’t want to know. Maybe people could just NOT attack each other for one day as a pleasant change? Maybe just to prove that you can? Not so long as the schmartz, caring people are in charge. They’re for the latest thing. Evil Reds! Dominoes! Mushroom clouds! Save the Kurds! Save the Yezidis! (Kill the Christians) Save the open slave markets in Benghazi! Save the Ukrainians! Punch a Nazi! Save the Nazis! Save your breath. Save some change. Possibly not a single day of my whole life we haven’t killed someone we didn’t need to, had no business bothering, was illegal under international law, and I didn’t want killed. Maybe not a single hour of a single day of my life. Now Russia is going to have to nuke us to the bottom of the ocean just to get our meth-addled attention. What can we say?

    Sacramento man blocks street to slow down runaway crime, homelessness, robbery, theft, and prostitution. City’s response: “Sacramento responded to Eaton’s barricade with an order to stop blocking the street.” They won’t fix it, but they WILL stop YOU from fixing it. No right to self-defense? You have a right to pay taxes and get nothing back for it though.

    #107160
    Mister Roboto
    Participant

    #107161
    those darned kids
    Participant
    #107162
    those darned kids
    Participant
    #107163
    zerosum
    Participant

    Heads I win, Tails you lose

    “Anybody who desires to profit from this market must fulfil our guidelines,”

    Musk follow all of the EU’s laws and regulations, including those governing the censoring of unpopular ideas.

    ….. obligations to adjust to our personal guidelines for hate speech, revenge porn [and] harassment.
    ———-
    Pfizer thinks they are promoting Paxlovid

    Pfizer is running TV ads recommending people take ivermectin, hydroxychloroquine, Z-Pak, and fluvoxamine if they get COVID
    ———
    If you are not informed, then the situation doesn’t exist.

    Health Canada Reporting of this, is that these deaths are: 1. Not being accurately recorded as Vaccine Injuries. 2. This problem has grown by over 600 deaths in the last Month.
    ——–
    It’s easy to predict a disaster when you created the disaster.
    ————
    We know how to make a profit

    We just sent $33 billion in militarized aid to Ukraine.

    Meanwhile, here is Philadelphia.
    ———–
    Correspondents Dinner. Someone will have to explain what they saw that I didn’t hear.

    Quickly …. hidden/deep double entente/insults/truth
    ———–
    The haters will not/can not let Trump die because they fear losing their position of influence and power.
    ———–

    #107164
    zerosum
    Participant

    https://www.zerohedge.com/geopolitical/besieged-azovstal-steel-plant-worse-hell-un-brokers-safe-passage-operation-100
    Definition: Siege – a military operation in which enemy forces surround a town or building, cutting off essential supplies, with the aim of compelling the surrender of those inside

    She, ( Nancy Pelosi ), said, ( to the Ukrainian white supremacist), during the surprise visit,
    “We are visiting you to say thank you for your fight for freedom, that we’re on a frontier of freedom and that your fight is a fight for everyone. And so our commitment is to be there for you until the fight is done.”

    Definition: Supremacist – a person who believes that a particular group, especially one determined by race, religion, or sex, is superior and should therefore dominate society. Same as snob.

    #107165

    The republicans have been warmongers ever since they dumped their isolationist wing. So when the democrats want war, we get war: yea! bipartisanship!
    Sorry, rest of the world.
    I’m going to have to see if there’s a correlation between the age of leadership and the willingness to kill the world before they go.

    NATO’s on a joyride.
    Wanna come along?
    Gonna raise a ruckus
    Won’t do nothin’ wrong.

    NATO’s on a joyride.
    Quick- get in the car.
    Gonna raise a ruckus.
    Gonna make a war.

    What does manure look like from an “Impossible”, “Beyond Meat” cow?

    New York Times indicates for a second day that Tucker Carlson scares the crap out of them. (wink, wink.)

    So that dreadful “art” has a name: alegria. Indeed, it reminds as well of Peter Max’s “Yellow Submarine”.

    #107166
    Mr. House
    Participant

    So what “crisis” do we get after the Ukraine?

    #107167
    Polder Dweller
    Participant

    Ever thought that face masks might do more harm than good? I certainly did. Anyway, this study suggests that that might be true that they definitely don’t help reduce infections.

    https://www.cureus.com/articles/93826-correlation-between-mask-compliance-and-covid-19-outcomes-in-europe

    #107168
    TAE Summary
    Participant

    Congressmen feathering their nests have very little time to rest
    While taking bribes and giving favors out
    Although they’re giving us the shaft
    They have to cover up their graft
    They know a trick to get consent real quick

    Saying Vlad Putin’s evil helps the thievery go down
    The thievery go down, the thievery go down
    Saying Vlad Putin’s evil helps the thievery go down
    In a most delightful way

    #107169
    Mister Roboto
    Participant

    So what “crisis” do we get after the Ukraine?

    The grocery store shelves being bare, more likely than not.

    #107170
    Mr. House
    Participant

    I give it 50/50 between that and internet going dark.

    If they start to get really bad Mr. Roboto you’ll have to give us a heads up. So far i haven’t noticed anything very out of line here with the past two years.

    #107171
    zerosum
    Participant

    Empty saving accounts, Empty shelves, Empty stomachs, ends internet/smart phone payments for the 90%

    #107172
    Mister Roboto
    Participant

    ….aaaand the DIJA is now officially in a correction.

    @Mr. House: So far, the only thing I’ve noticed is that I have had to do some substituting more often than not for my preferred brands. That’s only remarkable for the fact that I have never really had to do that before now.

    #107173
    Mr. House
    Participant

    “….aaaand the DIJA is now officially in a correction.”

    Nothing is final until 3:30 hits, the fate of the market for the day is usually decided then.

    #107174
    Mister Roboto
    Participant

    True, and the PPT has been just frantically desperate about keeping the DIJA out of correction lately.

    #107175
    Oroboros
    Participant

    The Pathocrats and Deep State Perverts want you to ‘go green’ and get an electric lithium powered vehicle.

    Well, fasten your seat belt kids. You’ve all seen the videos of Teslas burning bright along the highways and byways.

    Here’s an electric bus in Paris spontaneously igniting on a street. I wonder if there are mothers and babies on board.

    People’s lives don’t matter, but making more Mammon does matter, a lot.

    Well, it doesn’t matter, there’s an agenda to push and a narrative to pull, yay, Go Green, save the planet!!!

    #107176
    Oroboros
    Participant

    It takes +20 tons of water to extinguish a Tesla vehicle battery fire.

    A car combustion engine needs, on average, 3 tons of water to extinguish

    Imagine putting out a bus

    #107177
    Oroboros
    Participant

    Electric buses are like pipe bombs driving around your town or city.

    Or maybe like the Hindenburg with wheels!

    Go Green!

    #107178
    Oroboros
    Participant

    Oh, and sure when you get on your electric ladyland bus you mask up, the Coff never sleeps!

    #107179
    Oroboros
    Participant

    Maybe the bus was hit by a Russian hypersonic missile!

    RussiaRussiaRussia!

    #107180
    Mister Roboto
    Participant

    Yep, it looks like the PPT is doing one of its famous last-minute helicopter-drops.

    #107181
    WES
    Participant

    Since the US hasn’t yet run out of Ukrainians, the war is on it’s 67 day of killing off living Ukrainians, today. How long it will take for 7the US to kill off the remaining Ukrainians is unknown. However there are rumors that many of the remaining Ukrainians, of fighting age, are not willing to die. There are reports that the vast majority of Ukrainian men of fighting age, like 70% to 90%, have not bothered to show up when called to report for duty. Instead they have either fled the country or more likely have simply gone into hiding! None of this can be proven, due to western censorship but if true, then the US may eventually have a problem of fighting the war until the last Ukrainian, sooner rather than later.

    The latest casualties estimates, that I have seen, if true, run at 47,000 Ukrainians, killed, wounded, or captured. Russia officially says 4,000 Ukrainians have surrendered so far or about 60 per day. That means 43,000 Ukrainians have been either killed or wounded. That amounts to about 650 Ukrainians taken out of the fight, the hard way, each day. So far that hasn’t yet been enough to knock the stuffings out of the Ukrainian army.

    Right now there seems to be very little new news about the grinding fight in the Donbas. My view is that the Russians have switched to an artillery war, which is a very boring slow moving form of fighting, but very deadly to those on the receiving end of the artillery shelling. The Russian use drones to ensure all the Ukrainians are dead, before moving forward. This type of war is slow but the Russians are in no hurry. This has 2 benefits for the Russians. It greatly reduces their own casualties while maximizing Ukrainian casualties. I would characterize this style of fighting to simply; “Let the other bastard pay!”

    Mariupol’s steel plant seems to be getting most of the news coverage these days. Some civilians have been evacuated (per Zerosum above). For the neo-nazi this makes sense if they are running out of food, as then there are less mouths to feed. There have even been reports the neo-nazis want their 600+ wounded evacuated too. Again less mouths to feed, so they can hold out longer. Best estimates are 6 days of food supply left.

    None of these trapped neo-nazis are ever going to get out of this alive, after killing over 10,000 Ukrainian civilians in Mariupol. That is more than one Ukrainian civilian killed per neo-nazi. Initiation rites into the neo-nazi unit, required proof of killing Ukrainian civilians. Donbas Russian Ukrainians will see that no neo-nazi escapes alive. Donbas has retained the death penalty for this very reason. Only prisoners allowed to live will be tried in Russia which does not have the death penalty.

    This whole Ukrainian situation is nuts, except for the US wanting the war to last forever. I am hoping the US runs out of willing Ukrainians more quickly than they expected.

    #107182
    zerosum
    Participant

    http://charleshughsmith.blogspot.com/2022/05/is-housing-bubble-thats-about-to-crash.html
    SUNDAY, MAY 01, 2022
    Is Housing a Bubble That’s About to Crash?

    1. Housing in many urban zones are out of reach of all but the top 10% without extraordinary sacrifice, and now that employment isn’t necessarily tied to urban zones, the bottom 90% of young people without family wealth or high incomes are coming to realize the benefits of urban living are not worth the extreme sacrifices needed to buy an overvalued house.

    If you’re not making $250,000 or more a year as a couple, the only hope for a middle-class life that includes leisure and some surplus income to invest is top move to some place with much lower housing and other costs. That place is rural America.

    read more ….

    #107183
    cloudhidden
    Participant

    @ Mr.Roboto…….
    ” So what “crisis” do we get after the Ukraine?
    The grocery store shelves being bare, more likely than not.”

    Just returned from our local grocery store. Now shopping for food will give you a heart attack.
    Butter $16 per 450gm (just under a pound)
    Organic butter $26 per 450 gm ! ! ! !
    Shelves not bare, but wallet is now bare

    #107184
    Germ
    Participant
    #107185
    Dora
    Participant

    Maybe Homeland Security has some of these posters still available. Just substitute in the word “virus attack.”
    https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Homeland_Security_Advisory_System#/media/File:Hsas-chart_with_header.svg

    Meanwhile, in Italy:

    Italian Court Rules Mandatory Vaccination Unconstitutional, ‘Fatal Side Effects’ too Risky (Video)

    Italian Court Rules Mandatory Vaccination Unconstitutional, ‘Fatal Side Effects’ too Risky (Video)

    #107186
    zerosum
    Participant

    Amazing
    I just saw a civilian woman coming out of the underground tunnels under the steelwork in Mariupol.
    After all of those, approx., 68 days of no water, electricity, she had a fresh red die job. No roots showing.
    Also, I was told that the civilians had run out of food. There was dog food since I saw two hot dog pets on a leash.
    Amazing

    #107187
    Michael Reid
    Participant

    Life is change. If you have ever wondered how the Germans could have supported Hitler and done what they did then one only has to look at the insanity of the western world today. Most everyone is disconnected from the truth.


    At this point, it is a race against time. Will those who can see through the manipulations succeed in laying bare the lies and breaking the spell before the masses are tricked into supporting the neofeudal, technocratic Great Reset? This is the existential question that the human species is facing.

    https://corbettreport.substack.com/p/the-greatest-trick-of-all?s=r

    Lots of good articles here

    https://metatron.substack.com/

    #107188
    aspnaz
    Participant

    @Trevornoah: “In America you have the right to seek the truth and speak the truth, even if it makes people in power uncomfortable.”

    Without censorship people like Trevor Noah would still be an unknown and real comedians would still be doing the job of standup comedian. No wonder he loves woke and lies so enthusiastically, his salary depends on it.

    #107189
    WES
    Participant

    Has anyone noticed, now that the covid pandemic coverage has suddenly disappeared from the front page of MSM, suddenly we are finally getting sensible court rulings about the mandated vaccines being illegal?

    Only now are “some” court judges daring to do the right thing. Where were these cowardly bastards two years ago we we really needed them?

    In Canada however, there are still no brave judges. All judgements have solidly favored vaccine mandates.

    #107190
    aspnaz
    Participant

    London Mayor Sadiq Khan has also called for further regulation on social media sites in the name of preventing “prejudice.” “Free speech can’t imply a free go for hatred,” the mayor wrote online after information of the acquisition emerged.

    Only official hatred is allowed: unvaxxed and Russians.

    #107191
    zerosum
    Participant

    official hatred
    unvaxxed
    Russians
    Chinese
    Iranians
    N.Koreans
    Truckers
    Bikers
    Critical Thinkers
    Bloggers

    #107192
    Oroboros
    Participant

    @Wes

    I’ve been harping on what cowardly scum judges are for years, glad to see someone else finally taking notice.

    NOTHING will change however before prosecutors, especially US Attorneys, grow a pair and bring cases against the criminal mafias that infest the Western World and Western mindset and Western political classes.

    I don’t even see that here on TAE, namely that prosecutors and judges are the keystone to all other problems in Western life just like fossil fuels are the keystone and Master Resource for every single aspect of the economy.

    Why do you think Soros invested so much time and capital in rigging and installing his own prosecutors all across the legal landscape?

    Prosecutors can indict COPS if they can make a case.

    Prosecutors can indict LAWYERS if they can make a case.

    Prosecutors can indict JUDGES if they can make a case.

    Prosecutors can indict SENATORS if they can make a case.

    Prosecutors can indict GENERALS if they can make a case.

    Prosecutors can indict PRESIDENTS if they can make a case.

    Prosecutors can indict other PROSECUTORS if they can make a case.

    Do you see a pattern here?

    Prosecutors can indict ANYONE if they can make a case on.

    So why not doctors and Big Pharma CEOs?

    Because prosecutors are even more cowardly and chickenshit than judges, and that alone is saying a mouthful.

    We are spiraling towards collective madness because we no longer have a shared consensus of Reality.

    It’s all lies, all the time, in every direction and dimension known to man and woman.

    We have no competent leadership in the West, up or down the food chain, just grifters and thieves out for themselves, and it’s never going to change in time before the Consequences of real Reality arrive in the near future.

    Famine, real plague, ubiquitous civil war in every direction and scale large to local.

    Russia does have leadership, and it’s not just Putin, it’s their culture, it has the Right Stuff to survive. It’s done so again and again and again thru the centuries.

    The West is like the Pillsbury Dough Person fat, corpulent, holding a grossly overpriced lukewarm double ristretto venti nonfat organic chocolate gluten free brownie frappuccino extra hot with triple foam and virgin whipped cream upside down quadruple blended with extra ceylon cinnamon standing in the sleet and rain waiting for an Uber on the wrong side of town. Good luck with that Cupcake!

    Soft as grape, waiting for a break.

    The Sheeple of the West are fuckedsomanywaystosunday it’s as if they’ve been given a Swirly in a public rest room by their Lords & Masters and believe it was for their own good.

    Swirly®
    swərlē
    Adjective

    a prank that involves immersing someone’s head in a toilet bowl as it is repeatedly flushed: informal

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