May 162022
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Sweden Joins Finland In NATO bid, Ending 200 Years Of Non-Alignment (Week)
Why Russia’s Oil Ban Is Impossible (Vilches)
European Natural Gas Prices To Triple In “Perfect Storm” (ZH)
McConnell Urges Biden To Name Russia A State Sponsor Of Terrorism (Hill)
Russian Lawmaker Says Poland Next In Line for ‘De-Nazification’ (ET)
Is Diplomacy Between Russia and the West Still Possible? (Haass)
Unmasking – Part 1 (Jotwani)
Can We Find Our Way Back to Freedom? (Ruechel)
Fraudulent Trial On Ivermectin Published By World’s Top Medical Journal (Kory)
Elon Musk: The Next Joe Rogan (Hill)
Elon Musk Issues Warning on Twitter Algorithm (ET)
Leaked Emails Expose Secret Intelligence Coup To Install Boris Johnson (GZ)










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200 years, 2 world wars, always neutral. Makes me wonder: Is Switzerland next?

Sweden Joins Finland In NATO bid, Ending 200 Years Of Non-Alignment (Week)

Sweden’s ruling Social Democrats on Sunday said they now support joining NATO, hours after Finland’s leaders affirmed their intention to get parliamentary approval for membership as early as Monday. “For us Social Democrats, it is clear that the military non-alignment has served Sweden well, but our conclusion is that it won’t serve us as well in the future,” Prime Minister Magdalena Andersson said. “We’re now facing a fundamentally changed security environment in Europe.” Public opinion in Sweden and Finland swung sharply toward NATO membership after Russia’s invasion of Ukraine. Andersson said Sweden would be left in a “vulnerable position” if it were the only country in the Baltic region that was not part of the military alliance. She also said the Social Democrats oppose Sweden hosting NATO bases or nuclear weapons.

Sweden has steered clear of military alliances for 200 years, since the Napoleonic Wars, and Finland has remained neutral since battling Soviet Russia — and losing 10 percent of its territory — in World War II. “This is a historic day,” Finnish President Sauli Niinisto said Sunday. “A new era begins.” NATO foreign ministers, meeting in Berlin, reiterated that both Nordic countries would be welcomed if they apply and suggested security guarantees could be provided for the period between application and accession. NATO Secretary General Jens Stoltenberg said Sweden and Finland’s applications would be fast-tracked, but it could still take up to a year.

Every NATO member state would have to ratify the memberships, and only Turkey so far has voiced reservations. But in Berlin, the Turkish Foreign Minister said the issue is not NATO expansion but rather what he called Sweden and Finland’s support for Kurdish rebels in the PKK, which Turkey considers a terrorist organization, and also “unacceptable” restrictions both countries have placed on weapons sales to Ankara. Turkey is not issuing any threats or seeking leverage, he added. “Turkey has made it clear that their intention is not to block membership,” Stoltenberg said.

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Quantity AND Quality.

Why Russia’s Oil Ban Is Impossible (Vilches)

Beware: the reliable provision of Russian oil to the EU is essential because of its quality, quantities, price, service and delivery enlargement that Europe needs to constantly grow. Banning Russian oil means finding many different oils – from many new unproven vendors – that would have to render the same homogenized profile of delivery, quality, quantity, price, service and enlargeability that Russia reliably provides today. Nothing less, of course. Think about it. Otherwise we cannot have the Europe we now know and the future Europe we need. All 6 factors are required. Not enough quantity adequately delivered means degraded European lives and failing economy, with shut down plants and refineries affecting transportation, heating, hospitals & schools, highly limited military, unemployment, etc., etc.

A different or lower oil quality means poor performance and operational risks with serious breakdown troubles and injuries plus down-time probably beyond repair. Not low enough price — Russian fuels are good & cheap — means disrupting the EU and the world with inflation beyond imagination. And as Procurement Depts. know well, an utmost reliable vendor service is paramount also to allow for mutual growth. Russia is a vetted, close-by, one-stop, well “oiled” 6-criteria compliant vendor. Instead, the EU´s losing proposition is a far away beach-front bazaar with seaborne delivery only, shipped by a fleet too small for purpose. A single non-compliant vendor is simply unacceptable, period. Furthermore, Russia´s oil sales to Europe provide a stabilizing critical mass to compensate for world market variations

The huge problem is that there are 3 and only 3 ways out of this terribly EU mis-managed fuel sourcing hellish-crazy messy mess. For all 3 options in order to comply with the 6 oil criteria briefly explained before (more on that later) the EU would be required to import variable quantities from several different yet unknown vendors having (1) fully compliant export-ready oil grades to be produced beyond and incremental to current production and/or… (2) fully compliant oil grades found deep underground somewhere yet unknown per definition 0% available today (3) modify every single piece of machinery in the EU to fuel them with different non-compliant non-Russian oils… and with no possible “toggle switch” to convert from one type of oil to another… We’d have a forcefull life-long linkage between one vendor and his supposedly constant oil deliveries, which would be different from other vendors and their supposedly constant deliveries made to other EU consumers. NO interchangeability here.

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Your leaders are conspiring to make you have nothing and be happy.

European Natural Gas Prices To Triple In “Perfect Storm” (ZH)

A top commodity research firm in Norway warns a “perfect storm” is brewing as European energy security worsens following Russia’s invasion of Ukraine, which could result in the tripling of natural gas prices. “There simply is not enough LNG around to meet demand. In the short term, this will make for a hard winter in Europe. “For producers, it suggests the next LNG boom is here, but it will arrive too late to meet the sharp spike in demand. The stage is set for a sustained supply deficit, high prices, extreme volatility, bullish markets, and heightened LNG geopolitics,” Kaushal Ramesh, a senior analyst for Gas and LNG at Rystad Energy, wrote.

Rystad Energy said the EU has an “ambitious target to reduce dependence on Russian gas by 66% within this year – an aim that will clash with the EU’s goal of replenishing gas storage to 80% of capacity by 1 November.” The firm said shunning Russian natgas from the continent destabilizes the entire global natgas market, which had a turbulent 2021 year-end with prices skyrocketing across Europe because of the lack of supplies. EU is currently reducing reliance on Russian natgas and has unveiled the possibility of banning Russian fossil fuels. This will only lead to more trouble for the EU, where prices could rise even higher. According to the report, 155 billion cubic meters of Russian natgas flowed into Europe in 2021, representing about 31% of the continent’s natgas supply.

“Replacing a significant portion of this will be exceedingly difficult, with far-reaching consequences for Europe’s population, economy, and for the role of gas in the region’s energy transition,” Rystad Energy noted. In one apocalyptic scenario, the energy firm cautioned about the severe economic implications if Russian natgas flows were immediately halted. They said it would come at a time when natgas stocks (only 35% full) would be depleted by the end of the year, resulting in a tripling of natgas prices from current levels to $100 per million British thermal units (MMBtu). Such a dramatic price move in natgas would have tremendous implications on the economy, such as “industrial curtailments,” Rystad Energy said, adding, “in an extreme scenario of a severely cold winter, not even the residential sector would be safe.”

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“My definition of victory is whatever Zelensky and the Ukrainians conclude is a satisfactory end..”

McConnell Urges Biden To Name Russia A State Sponsor Of Terrorism (Hill)

Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-Ky.) on Sunday urged President Biden to name Russia a state sponsor of terrorism, which would lift sovereign immunity protections shielding the country from being sued for civil damages. “I think it’s a good idea, and I would support that,” he told reporters during a press call from Stockholm. “The president could do it on his own, and I would urge him to do it.” McConnell made his recommendation to designate Russia a sponsor of terrorism after meeting with Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelensky on Saturday. Three other Republican senators, Sens. John Barrasso (Wyo.), John Cornyn (Texas) and Susan Collins (Maine), also attended the meeting.

McConnell said he assured Zelensky that “support for Ukraine in this war against the Russians is bipartisan” and that the “overwhelming majority” of national security-minded Republicans support the Ukrainian resistance to the Russian invasion, despite recent criticism of a $40 billion Ukrainian aid package by prominent Republicans such as former President Trump and Rep. Marjorie Taylor Greene (Ga.). “This naked aggression must not stand,” McConnell said. “I wanted to assure them that within the Congress there was very, very broad support for continuing the fight.” The GOP leader made his comments after Sens. Richard Blumenthal (D-Conn.) and Lindsey Graham (R-S.C.) introduced a resolution last week calling for the designation of the Russian Federation as a state sponsor of terrorism.

The bipartisan measure would call on Secretary of State Antony Blinken to put Russia on the list, where it would join Cuba, North Korea, Iran and Syria. Recently departed White House press secretary Jen Psaki told reporters last week that the U.S. had already imposed crippling “economic sanctions” and “sanctions on individuals,” rendering Russia “a global pariah” but added that “we’ll see what happens in Congress.” [..] McConnell on Sunday reiterated his view that U.S. military assistance of Ukraine should continue for as long as Ukrainians want to fight off the Russian invasion. “The question always is, how does it end? And my view remains that that’s a decision for the Ukrainians to make. My definition of victory is whatever Zelensky and the Ukrainians conclude is a satisfactory end,” he said.

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Sounds bad, but only until you read what those Polish dudes have said… Yikes.

Russian Lawmaker Says Poland Next In Line for ‘De-Nazification’ (ET)

A Russian lawmaker has issued a fiery warning that Warsaw is next in line for “de-nazification” after Poland’s Prime Minister penned an op-ed calling Russia’s imperialist “Russkiy Mir” ideology a “cancer” consuming Russian society and a “deadly threat” to other countries. Oleg Morozov, chairman of Russia’s State Duma Committee on Control, wrote in a message on Telegram on Friday that the Polish leader’s comments have essentially made Poland a target. In his remarks, Morozov resorted to the Kremlin’s rhetoric in its military operation in Ukraine of so-called “de-Nazification,” a label Moscow has used to vilify its geopolitical adversaries and justify the war.

“With its statements about Russia as a ‘cancer’ and about the ‘indemnity’ that we must pay to Ukraine, Poland encourages us to put it in first place in the queue for de-Nazification after Ukraine,” Morozov wrote, according to a translation of his statement. Morozov’s remarks were prompted by statements made by Polish Prime Minister Mateusz Morawiecki and Polish President Andrzej Duda, who have both been highly critical of Russia’s invasion of Ukraine. Duda has said Russia should be forced to pay compensation to Ukraine for war damages while Morawiecki said Russian President Vladimir Putin is “more dangerous” than both Adolf Hitler and Joseph Stalin because he has nuclear weapons and a massive propaganda machine at his disposal.

Morawiecki wrote in a column in the British newspaper The Telegraph that “the cursed phantoms of the 20th century have risen again over Ukraine,” alleging that Russia’s invasion of its neighbor bears the hallmarks of fascism, “has already opened the gates to genocide,” and is driven by a “monstrous new ideology” that he called “Russkiy Mir.” Morawiecki alleged that in the name of this ideology, Putin and his military entourage have ordered Russian forces into war, “convinced them of their superiority, and encouraged them to commit inhuman war crimes—the murder, rape, and torture of innocent civilians.”

“Putin’s ‘Russkiy Mir’ ideology is the equivalent of 20th-century communism and Nazism,” Morawiecki wrote, calling it a “cancer which is consuming not only the majority of Russian society, but also poses a deadly threat to the whole of Europe.” It’s not enough to help Ukraine fend off Russia’s attack, Morawiecki argued, “we must root out this monstrous new ideology entirely.”

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Yes, where are the peace talks?

Is Diplomacy Between Russia and the West Still Possible? (Haass)

Amid more than two months of intense media focus on the war in Ukraine, one story was largely overlooked. In late April, the United States and Russia carried out an exchange of prisoners. Russia released an American (a former marine) whom it detained some three years ago, while the US released a Russian pilot imprisoned over a decade ago on drug smuggling charges. What makes the exchange noteworthy is that it took place at a time when Russia’s brutal invasion of Ukraine has brought relations with the US to their lowest point since the end of the Cold War. The US has opted to avoid direct military involvement in the war, but it is doing a great deal to affect its trajectory, including providing Ukraine with large quantities of increasingly advanced arms, intelligence, and training so that it can successfully resist and potentially defeat the Russian forces. The US has also taken steps to strengthen NATO and impose severe economic sanctions on Russia.

The war is likely to stretch on for some time. Although Ukraine’s fundamental interest is to end the war and prevent more death and destruction, President Volodymyr Zelensky’s desire for peace is conditional. He seeks to regain territory that Russia occupies and ensure the country’s sovereignty is respected so that, among other things, Ukraine can join the European Union. He also wants those responsible for war crimes to be held accountable. Russian President Vladimir Putin, for his part, needs to achieve an outcome that justifies his costly invasion lest he appear weak and be challenged at home. There is little chance that a peace could be negotiated that would bridge the gap between these two seemingly irreconcilable positions. It is far more likely that the conflict will continue not just for months, but for years to come. This will be the backdrop for US and Western relations with Russia.

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“If Russia and China had played along with these well-established globalized “liberal” frameworks of looting, they would not be seen as adversaries.”

Unmasking – Part 1 (Jotwani)

A thinking person must be on guard against any false doctrines, including of course those of “liberals”. Why? Because we all must cherish and conserve the much good there is in life; it would be foolish not to do so. Succumbing to false doctrines is a sure way to lose all the good that one has in one’s life. Many false doctrines arise from obsessive/compulsive quantification. Modern scholars in the “liberal” mould have invented the dangerously tragi-comic game of quantifying all that is deemed by them to be “good”. But true goodness is known only deep in the heart. How can one quantify what is felt deep in the heart? How can one quantify the immeasurable goodness in life which comes in the form of love, empathy, care?

A quantifying economist, for example, would reckon that a greedy doctor who charges a thousand dollars for treatment adds more to GDP than a kind doctor who charges a hundred dollars for it. The former’s treatment is deemed to be ten times better – and thus overcharging becomes an economic virtue! Inevitably, such views of life are blind to love, empathy, care. Absent these life-giving virtues, a “liberal” is liberal only with what belongs to others. But, in true Jekyll-Hyde mode, the “liberal” remains jealously and fiercely protective of what been salted away by him or her under the cover of darkness.

As we will see in the sequel, “liberal” causes need a copious supply of other people’s money. Therefore greedy, cunning, heartless money-monsters are needed to support such “liberal” causes – towards selfish ends of their own, needless to say. In an earlier era, these money-monsters raked in copious amounts of colonial loot from the world over. Today financial and corporate loot is replacing colonial loot, but the dirty game is still on. If Russia and China had played along with these well-established globalized “liberal” frameworks of looting, they would not be seen as adversaries. But they are not playing along. They have their own vision, and therefore they will be painted by “liberal democracies” as the most “illiberal” of societies!

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Fourth turning.

Can We Find Our Way Back to Freedom? (Ruechel)

We were already a society experiencing an identity crisis, casting about for meaning, searching for a sense of belonging, and desperate for a new unifying “grand narrative” to bind us together. The “emergency” created by Covid and the public demand for “safety at any cost” provided institutions with an excuse to abandon their constitutional restraints, giving the people inside these institutions free rein to act out the philosophical impulses that have been growing throughout society for a long time. Covid was the straw that finally broke the camel’s back. It opened the door to a new “fourth turning”. The system is now in flux. In retrospect, it is easy to recognize society’s growing loss of confidence in classical liberal principles like individual liberty, bodily autonomy, personal responsibility, freedom of speech, tolerance, meritocracy, private property, sound money, inalienable rights, and so on.

The postmodernists (neoliberals) have been busily eroding the philosophical foundations of classical liberalism for a long time, robbing society of the words, ideas, and historical awareness with which to defend ourselves against illiberal postmodernist beliefs. And we have been complacent. We surrendered the landscape of the imagination to the deconstructionists, the activists, and the cynics. How can a constitution provide a philosophical anchor for a society in which nothing is sacred? What we are witnessing now is the attempted institutionalization of society’s embrace of learned helplessness, safety culture, cancel culture, redistribution, and all the other “gems” of postmodern philosophy. Our uprooted institutions are trying to “re-invent” themselves by attempting to put down fresh roots around postmodern neoliberal philosophy.

The institutionalized forms of these destructive cultural trends are unlikely to turn out anything like society’s utopian postmodern fantasies, but at least we know the shape of the mirage they are chasing. Society wanted an all-powerful feelgood shepherd, and there are plenty of grifters willing to cater to that illusion. But we’re still early in the chaotic transition period. What is being institutionalized now isn’t necessarily going to stick, especially as the yoke of dictatorial government begins to chafe. Brace for the unexpected as other competing visions of the future emerge and are drawn into a zero-sum struggle for dominance. The battle of the grand narratives has begun.

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“..the most brazenly fraudulent conduct of any trial I have studied..”

Fraudulent Trial On Ivermectin Published By World’s Top Medical Journal (Kory)

In part I of my post on the TOGETHER trial of ivermectin, I presented the context of this trial within Big Pharma’s decades-long Disinformation campaign against “science inconvenient to their interests.” I argued that no science has ever been a greater threat to Pharma than the massive efficacy data of the generic drug ivermectin in COVID-19. I detailed how they have long deployed “studies designed or conducted to fail” and/or “studies manipulated to show positive results.” They do both. Repeatedly. They then publish these studies in a small number of captured high-impact scientific journals which influence the captured media and then are recommended for or against by captured health agencies.

Note that the importance of the wording of the conclusion in a trial’s abstract, published in high-impact journal, cannot be overstated. Only a small minority of physicians read and think critically about the full study manuscript. Even less read the full study abstract. Sadly, the overwhelming majority simply read the abstract’s conclusion. In this manner, and particularly in the case of the TOGETHER trial, they can baselessly and erroneously convince the vast majority of doctors and citizens that ivermectin is ineffective. In the case of ivermectin, they did this via less than a handful of severely flawed “Big RCT’s” despite the overwhelming mountain of valid OCT’s and RCT’s and health ministry program successes in COVID. The TOGETHER trial on ivermectin was never going to be a positive trial. Ever. That was a foregone conclusion.

So what I want to do here is break down exactly how they accomplished this feat, using the most brazenly fraudulent conduct of any trial I have studied. This is NOT to say that I have never witnessed fraudulent studies, but this trial displays an unprecedented amount of targeted tactics designed to deny, suppress, and distort the evidence of efficacy.

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“Elon Musk, who has taken the baton from Rogan on the whole this-powerful-person-needs-to-be-stopped-because-he’s-a-real-threat-to-democracy front..”

Elon Musk: The Next Joe Rogan (Hill)

After two-thirds of cable news ran endless segments explaining what a threat Rogan is to America, the news cycle moved on. And when the dust cleared, Rogan wasn’t just left standing but, thanks to all the ridiculous media coverage, he was propelled into a different stratosphere of popularity, adding 2 million subscribers to the 10 million he already had. “The problem that I have with misinformation, especially today, is that many of the things that we thought of as misinformation just a short while ago are now accepted as fact,” Rogan explained at the time. “Like, for instance, eight months ago if you said, ‘If you get vaccinated, you could still catch Covid, and you could still spread Covid.’ You would be removed from social media.”

He was correct — and those removals were largely happening on Twitter, which soon may be owned by billionaire Elon Musk, who has taken the baton from Rogan on the whole this-powerful-person-needs-to-be-stopped-because-he’s-a-real-threat-to-democracyfront. Musk, a self-described free-speech absolutist, has offered to buy the social media giant. This greatly upset many on the left since Twitter has conducted itself in such an exemplary fashion in recent years. (Yes, that’s more sarcasm.) This is a company whose former CEO, Jack Dorsey, admits it wrongly censored accounts and suppressed information it deemed as misinformation. Conservative accounts were locked simply for sharing the New York Post’s Hunter Biden laptop story, or for questioning whether COVID-19 may have come from a lab in Wuhan, China, that studies coronaviruses.

[..] Over on cable news, as it dealt with the Musk deal, the hyperbole was so crazy it became the best unintentional comedy to be found. “When a petulant and not so bright billionaire casually bought one of the world’s most influential messaging machines and just handed it to the far-right,” one MSNBC host declared last month. Yep. The world’s richest man – the CEO of Tesla, and the guy who made available his Space-X’s Starlink satellite system to provide a besieged Ukraine with internet access amid Russia’s invasion of that country – is “not so bright” and a pawn of “the far-right.” “I think we can look to the western countries in Europe for how they are trying to limit it but you need — you need controls on this. You need regulation,” CNN contributor David Zurawik told “Reliable Sources.”“You cannot let these guys control discourse in this country or we are headed to hell. We are there. Trump opened the gates of hell and now they’re chasing us down,” he added.

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“..there is some chance it might be over 90 percent of daily active users…”

Elon Musk Issues Warning on Twitter Algorithm (ET)

Elon Musk warned Twitter users that they are “being manipulated” and told them to turn off the platform’s algorithmic newsfeed, coming as the firm’s legal department apparently said he committed a violation of a non-disclosure agreement. “You are being manipulated by the algorithm in ways you do not realize … Easy to switch back and forth to see the difference,” Musk wrote on Twitter. The Tesla CEO advised other users to switch to seeing the latest Twitter posts immediately by tapping the Twitter home button, tapping the stars button on the upper right of the screen, and selecting “latest tweets.” “I am not suggesting malice in the algorithm, but rather that it is trying to guess what you might want to read and, in doing so, inadvertently manipulate/ amplify your viewpoints without you realizing this is happening,” Musk continued in another post.

Musk announced his intentions to purchase Twitter on April 25 as he criticized the firm’s content moderation policies. Both he and Twitter said that Musk would attempt to purchase the firm for $44 billion, allowing him to take the platform private after the purchase. But on May 13, the deal appeared to be on thin ice after Musk posted that the agreement was “on hold” after reports said that bots and automated accounts make up fewer than 5 percent of the overall users. Hours later, Musk confirmed that he is still committed to the purchase. “Twitter (TWTR) legal just called to complain that I violated their NDA by revealing the bot check sample size is 100!” the billionaire wrote on Saturday, referring to a study on bots.

Musk posted early Sunday that he’s not seen any analysis that suggests that bots comprise fewer than 5 percent of Twitter accounts. He later said that “there is some chance it might be over 90 percent of daily active users.”

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MI6 and Brexit.

Leaked Emails Expose Secret Intelligence Coup To Install Boris Johnson (GZ)

Leaked emails and documents reviewed by The Grayzone have exposed the dimensions of a wide-ranging conspiracy managed by a shadowy cabal of hardcore Leavers to sabotage former Prime Minister Theresa May’s Brexit deal, remove her from office, replace her with Boris Johnson, and secure a ‘hard’ withdrawal from the EU. The emails demonstrate that a group of operatives linked to the intelligence services and wealthy, reclusive pro-Brexit financiers spied on campaign groups, infiltrated the civil service, and targeted high-profile Remainers with reputational destruction. While the majority of British voters elected to assert their independence from the EU, this clique of mostly unknown influence agents sought to subvert the process and manage it according to their own elite interests.

Among their key objectives was to strengthen the security relationship between London and Washington, thus supplanting EU authority with more substantial US oversight. The cabal, which continues to exert insidious, undue influence on British politics, politicians and policy to this day, is composed of wealthy financiers, representatives of the military and defense establishment, and intelligence officials. The origin of the tranche of emails, which were shared with The Grayzone anonymously, is unknown. However, this reporter has verified the authenticity of the emails and documents contained therein through their metadata, among with other evidentiary sources. Much of the content would be impossible to counterfeit or doctor. The public interest in these private communications is abundantly clear, as the actions exposed in the tranche are so flagrantly anti-democratic they could lead to criminal investigations of at least some of the actors involved.

The cabal appears to be led by Gwythian Prins, a member of the Chief of Defence Staff’s Strategy Advisory Panel, former NATO and Ministry of Defence advisor, and board member of pro-Brexit group Veterans for Britain. Prins’ bio on his speakers’ bureau advertises him as a “leading thinker on strategy” who has “worked with leading decision makers around the globe from business leaders all the way up to heads of state, helping them to improve their decision making by educating them on the complex psychological processes underpinning theses[sic] decisions.” He is joined by former MI6 chief Richard Dearlove, who is frequently dubbed “C” in the leaked emails, a reference to the operational initial granted to all heads of Britain’s foreign intelligence service. At one point, Dearlove and Prins sought to recruit their apparent friend, Henry Kissinger, and his consulting firm as trans-Atlantic lobbyists for their version of Brexit.

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    Pablo Picasso Maison 1931   • Sweden Joins Finland In NATO bid, Ending 200 Years Of Non-Alignment (Week) • Why Russia’s Oil Ban Is Impossible (Vi
    [See the full post at: Debt Rattle May16 2022]

    Armenio Pereira

    Fact: There’s a shortage of fossil fuel derived products (and several other raw materials and basic goods.)

    If you enjoy wasting time in speculative matters, you can ponder:
    – Are fossil fuels (with an EROI>1) reaching an end?
    – Do TPTB have a vested interest in curtailing the supply of fossil fuels (and other basic goods)?

    What are you going to do about it?
    Keep on whining?

    What to do?
    At this point in time you have three major options (all else is small potatoes, and a stupid waste of time). Let me outline those for you:

    Option a) You are an extremely wealthy person; you recruit an army, hire someone to train the army, equip it and off your army go to build a nation/empire for you: you kill your enemies, kill their sons, rape their daughters and erect the land of Love & Prosperity or the home of Evil & Usury, it doesn’t matter which: your nation will thrive, reach a plateau, and collapse. End of story.

    Option b) You’re friends with an extremely wealthy person; you talk your rich friend into recruiting an army, training the army and so on and so forth, your friend’s empire will thrive, yada-yada-yada, collapse. End of story. (Don’t forget to make the necessary arrangements to nail a cushy job in your friend’s empire; you’ll risk becoming a sycophant – aka doormat – but hey, that’s life, right?)

    Option c) Prepare to face the demise at peace with yourself and, if you are of a religious disposition, with your Maker.

    In short: You can
    a) build your own nation, the nation of your dreams;
    b) join the army of your dreams;
    c) wake up.

    If you are reading this, then stop fooling yourself: option c) is the only worthwhile thing to do. Paraphrasing John Michael Greer, wake up now and avoid the rush later. Better still if it can be done peacefully and on one’s own terms.

    Radical acceptance: accept death – yours, and of the people and things you love.

    Truth is we don’t know The Truth.
    The Tao’s ineffable.
    God’s within, yet out of reach.
    Not much to talk about, if you can’t accept this.

    Sweet fantasies,
    sour realities,
    unless lemonade’s
    your thing.


    This animation is so worth watching my people

    V. Arnold

    Pablo Picasso Maison 1931

    That Picasso is lovely…colorful…the symbolism used in the detail reminds me of a Japanese style that uses lines that allow the viewer to fill in the details…


    Like we have seen any uncontaminated data so far!
    “Know too, that under the terms of the treaty, the WHO does not – does not – have to show any data to legitimise its conclusions or decisions.”

    V. Arnold

    This animation is so worth watching my people

    Oxy; I usually enjoy your comments; but this vid is just more of the ongoing litany of garbage “showing” us our predicament”…and I’m bored of it…
    I left 20 years ago because I saw where we were; and where we we’re going…
    Talking to the masses is just so much rhetoric and a waste of precious energy…they only respond to despots…

    Dr. D

    After 2-5 years of pure Woke, (literally, site reviews said “WTF happened to that guy?”) cartoonist back into the core:ComicMissing

    Yes, you’re supposed to make fun of everybody. If you’re not, it’s partisan propaganda and somebody isn’t thinking.

    Psaki: I’m lost. Exactly half are good things. So tough, masculine leaders are going to make us prosperous again so working kids can afford a house? “Sold!,” I think?

    This is where just so much of what’s happening seems to be some sort of Stage Theatre, where Biden says exact thing on F-Stan a day before leaving, then trips up the stairs 3x. Psaki says something and reverses it daily. Tells reporters on camera she can’t believe this s–t. In a studio made to look like the White House. If gas is $7 we shut off oil pipes. We have $40B for Nazis but $0 for baby formula. They go on TV to sell at-birth abortions. About 4-5 of these events a day. You can’t really think this is a working sales pitch, but only to Twitter bots, – bots in the sense they are people who have stopped thinking and repeat slogans from whoever paid Madison Avenue last. I mean, I know to break the spell, the cult behavior, they need to find some event or contrast that makes them say, “Hey, maybe I’m not really going to levitate from Earth 2 to comet Hale-Bopp and meet channeled alien-angel Hunk-Ra in my basement, and what’s this Kool-aid in my hand?”, but this is ridiculous. Also ridiculous they set upon and attacked the mothers and the outlets reporting the formula shortage and not, I dunno, authorized monopolies or an administration approving of it all.

    Nevertheless, a huge swath would say having the man go work a hard, dangerous job so you can raise the kids with toys and food and breast milk, in a paid-for house while binging Netflix, is truly the most terrible fate a woman or family could endure. Clearly living in the Pod and eating the bugs is FAR superior. …While the exact same time Instagramming “CottageCore”, their partner, their new apron and recipes, with retro-styling of the 50s.

    So I’m saying they will say they want A, B, and C, and this would get it for them, they then say “no!” “Never you racist pig-dog!” While that very moment trying to get all the things they just said no to. No wonder they’re confused and can’t make headway, and it’s no accident. And self-hating. Guilt is the key. Guilt is one of the master-levers, just ask the Catholic Church.

    “The WHO has planned for 10 years of pandemics”.

    Great! Did they tell the people or the nurses? Because both are totally done. One won’t obey rules anymore, the other apparently quit nationwide. So no “pandemic”, “Lockdown” because no social enforcement anymore of legal mandates no one passed, no one believes “15 Days” since they’re violent liars, and will move to South Dakota now, fleeing Brooklyn. At the same time, no support from the hospitals which are staffed with 90% Administrators and no Health Care Workers, so you’re not going to get a narrative out of them either, and if you try the old “Heroes” line, “Support Our Troops”, they’ll protest up your -ss for failure to provide…anything. Masks, tubing, hours, bodies, money…anything. Point the camera over there and all you’ll see now are Admins sucking lattes in their PJs and socking 6 digit incomes while half the beds are closed and grandma died in the hall.

    Good luck, jokers.

    When Pandemic Strikes, Everyone Is Vulnerable”.

    …Everyone over 75 with 5 existing health conditions that is. And of course “15 Months without food, to stop the spread” as they are enamored with Chinese “success” at “zero tolerance.” “North Korea is our hero and goal!” — NY Times

    “Sweden Joins Finland in NATO bid, Ending 200 Years of Non-Alignment (Week)”

    To me, that says they are Pro-War. STRONGLY pro-war. Odd, since I don’t have that impression of all the other countries that haven’t, I dunno, taken that vow, I guess? A vow of neutrality, of Conscientious Objector status? If your Kung-fu master breaks his vow of neutrality and comes out of retirement, the next scenes are not generally him placidly drinking tea on the veranda.

    NATO Maps: You forgot the Pacific. Austin said they are moving NATO throughout the whole Pacific and including Oz.

    “Why Russia’s Oil Ban Is Impossible (Vilches)”

    Politicians don’t know how anything works. But their handlers do and know it will definitely kill everyone. …Which is why they hired the politicians in the first place: to take the fall in rotation and be hung if necessary. They write whole papers on it, except everyone is illiterate. The WEF helpfully makes videos instead, demonstrating their plans to own everything and rent it to you, as you own nothing. And put Western law and principles under the strongest attack in memory. If they used different color icons and better stock photos would you finally believe them?

    There simply is not enough LNG around to meet demand.”

    You are kidding right? LNG is what, 5%? The U.S. and NATO were supposed to conquer Russia so they never built the ships or plants. But they’re life-long serial failures who would cut off milk to babies and blame the mothers on TV, so obviously they didn’t.

    McConnell Urges Biden to Name Russia a State Sponsor of Terrorism (Hill)”

    This is why we don’t make fun of Republicans. What can you add to that? They speak for themselves. Let’s see: no water, no gas, no formula in the country, you can blame it all on the other Party, and instead join up with them as bestest pals and send the most corrupt nation on earth $40B every 30 days. Nope, I’ve got nothing to add to that. Carry on with free speech so everyone can know exactly who you are.

    Russian Lawmaker Says Poland Next in Line for ‘De-Nazification’ (ET)”

    Sadly, Poland generally says these things and has continuously for 100 years. Remember the U.S. official, was it Brennan?, who said Russians are violent barbarians, they can’t help it, it’s their DNA? Racism is good when we do it. So long as your racism is against the “bad” people, the “Other.”

    Still, looking for that “Massive Russian Propaganda Machine” unless he means “people who have opinions I don’t like.”

    “Is Diplomacy Between Russia and the West Still Possible? (Haass)”

    This is a comment on the 50 IQ of the normal citizen. All wars end with diplomacy. Therefore, if diplomacy is not possible, not an option, we have a forever war, that will also be with every body. (Western) Citizens broadly agree with this, and are therefore Pro-war, and Pro-fighting, pro-killing, everyone forever. Russia, who as policy always keeps dialogue open, is stupid, weak, and bad. Talking to people: hahahaha! What morons! We never talk to people, we TELL them: DO WHAT YOU’RE TOLD. Or else.

    “Although Ukraine’s fundamental interest is to end the war and prevent more death and destruction,”…he is ordering Russia to surrender all 12 time zones to him, and give up Crimea and their only warm water port. Or else.

    Yeah, that sounds totally reasonable and he is serious about his “fundamental interest” to Ukraine and it’s people.

    “There is little chance that a peace could be negotiated that would bridge the gap between these two seemingly irreconcilable positions.”

    He is totally crazy. This war was the easiest to prevent in the history of the planet. No one in Crimea wants to be ruled by the most corrupt nation on earth. Don’t murder 10,000 of your own people in Donbass. Don’t put nukes 5 min from Moscow. Now let’s go have syrniki and tea. You won’t have to kill 200,000 Ukrainian men, purging the whole nation of Slavs for a generation, which they have now accomplished. Good job as Ukraine is now powerless to the influence of the EU, extracted and unable to defend themselves.

    “[Covid] opened the door to a new “fourth turning”.”

    This is difficult to say, compared to theory. Is it not 2000? Late 2001? GFC 2008? I’d start in the 90s at least, and probably before. Where does this 4th Turning begin?

    What will happen? Where will we go? I’ll vote for “devolution”, “relocalization”, because they will have no energy, no power, and no legitimacy to tell anyone what to do. That much I can see, and actually that would be a return to American principles. What happens next can’t been seen then, because it is local, what happens next is only the question, “Happens Where?” The Mississippi Delta or the Pacific North West? If the nation is “One thing”, we can guess where that one thing is headed, badly. If the nation is about 550 things, not so easy, and probably no one can either predict it or guide it. You can still do your own knitting though.

    “they have long deployed “studies designed or conducted to fail” and/or “studies manipulated to show positive results.” They do both. Repeatedly. They then publish these studies in a small number of captured high-impact scientific journals which influence the captured media and then are recommended for or against by captured health agencies.”

    Definition of a “Simulacrum”. The problem being if you have one, a fake, robotic prop, they displace the real alternative that might do the mission claimed by the impostor. This makes them dangerous if not fatal, as exampled by hospital-shaped objects that now have no staff, and increasingly no supplies.

    “The guy who made available his Space-X’s Starlink satellite system to provide a besieged Ukraine with internet access amid Russia’s invasion of that country – is “not so bright” and a pawn of “the far-right.”

    Because they have no association with the truth whatsoever. They just say things that win power that minute. Yet can never be discredited as their audience are all liars too.

    “You cannot let these guys control discourse in this country or we are headed to hell. We are there.”

    I totally agree. However, “These guys” to me means “anyone.” Including me. It’s easy to see that position is in the right because if I win, I leave you alone and you get everything. However, if you win, the entire world, every single human but you, must be oppressed with force and brought to heel. Do you really think you can do that? That would work?

    ““You are being manipulated by the algorithm in ways you do not realize … “

    Musk’s point as subcontractor the White Hats is merely to grab the bullhorn and advertise the obvious widely. Even if he didn’t finish buying, he has already accomplished a lot in this.

    “[Bots and fakes] might be over 90 percent of daily active users.”

    I guarantee that is true, and not just there. It was cake to collect the latest confessional “My brother did X, Y, Z, and that’s why [insert political slogan here]” 5, 10, 20 times on virtually every media cycle rollout. If it’s so common us normal humans can see it, imagine how common such bots accounts actually are.

    “Leaked Emails Expose Secret Intelligence Coup to Install Boris Johnson (GZ)”

    Election tampering in their own country for a change of pace. I was afraid BoJo was moved on the chessboard from “authorized opposition” to “under direct control” and that has proven out. As soon as London got the EU’s gold, they left. Hey Europe: how is this not a heist? Because you don’t want to admit you’re a bunch of fools?

    “supplanting EU authority with more substantial US oversight.”

    Sure, except that we know from at least 50 years, plus the Steele report that Britain “runs” or rather directs the idiot-giant-bully U.S., who then back-directs the U.K. lackeys. So it’s MI6 all the way down, there and here. Or as they accurately say, “wealthy financiers, representatives of the military and defense establishment, and intelligence officials.” The Club. The inbred Derp State.

    Force Vaccines? Passports? Censoring? Cutting off bank accounts and food? Disinformation! Ban everybody!

    If bans are lifelong, no appeal, surely CNN, NPR, BBC, NBC have all been banned by now. “Weapons of Mass Destruction and ties to al-qaeda”, “Yellowcake” “Mushroom clouds”, “RussiaRussiaRussia.” “I did not have sex with that woman.”


    In this life, each person is allowed to be as selfish and mean as they want, and this causes them to eventually separate themselves from everyone else so that they finally live in complete isolation, wrapped up in their own thoughts of everybody else’s faults and failures.

    As we draw into ourselves and become more and more separated we destroy our families, friendships, and health. There is an end to the choices we make.

    Realizing that death to me, myself and I stops this process of separation so that we can finally see ourselves and others as we really are, offer forgiveness and be forgiven. Fear of physical death will no longer hold power over you.


    Dr. D “What will happen? Where will we go? I’ll vote for “devolution”, “relocalization”, because they will have no energy, no power, and no legitimacy to tell anyone what to do.”
    Legitimacy? TPTB haven’t any now and aren’t trying to change that opinion. I know most still seem to be hypnotized, I think that is wearing off now as well.
    I’ve long said, (since the eighties at least), to any willing to listen that when the high return FF i.e. diesel start to show signs of diminishing that the plebes will have to go without first and long before the MIC runs out. If the supply is already tight and forecast to run near to out by mid century why would TPTB let the useless ones go to the movies in their new ICE vehicle while the tanks and APC’s can’t move? Look back, way back, the peasants didn’t have work horses but the knights of the realm had war horses to stomp the useless ones back in line. Farming is the same, all that food isn’t worth the diesel when most aren’t even with us anymore, or soon to be the dearly departed! A lot less diesel, fertilizer, farmland and water will be needed when the global population is somewhere between 200 million and one billion. I know those numbers sound unbelievable but if you start doing calculations on what is sustainable with what isn’t degraded beyond function one billion will be a challenge due to numerous issues that have already been created and will be with the planets surface for some time to come.

    D Benton Smith

    Although the incremental annihilation of advanced civilization can be alarming to witness, losing it is not worth getting one’s panties all up in a bunch over, for a bunch of reasons.

    First of all, except for the specters of injury and death (which, realistically, are not escapable in either case) the only things one stands to lose in returning to basics are the baubles and addictions that weren’t good for them to start with.

    For examples, most of that “instant effortless pleasure on demand” on offer from Technoland is proactively harmful to our truly best interests. It is, after all, not good for anyone to become weak, unhealthy, stupid, over-dependent, or incapable of the skills of basic survival (like food, shelter, clothing. cooperation and self-defense !) . . . all of which are the natural consequence of letting other people do what people ought better to be doing for themselves. Really.

    Not only is such laziness debilitating, but it yields no personal growth, advancement or ascendance. No sense or pride of accomplishment. No self or other esteem. When the external supply stops, the recipient is left in a state of actually being LESS than they were when the freebies started. Give a Ferrari to an idiot and the result is an idiot in a Ferrari, who forgets how to walk.

    All the glitz and gadgets are entertaining, sure, and let’s not overlook the huge doses of drug-like pleasure from constructions that are so exotically complicated (Ferraris !) that folks could not replicate them on their own if their lives depended on it (which could happen, ya know?). But there is not much personal gain in waiting for the next cool (and externally supplied) “thing”. About the only thing learned from waiting is learning how to wait.

    Hands-on life is actually LIFE! Substantial, vivid and gratifying. The civilized simulation is thin, vapid and inadequate. The real stuff is so much more satisfying. The thin stuff will never suffice again.

    Real life! Try it, you’ll like it (if you live) which might be the whole point and purpose in the first place.


    Tell the whole truth ….. Read more … Also, read the comments
    • Why Russia’s Oil Ban Is Impossible (Vilches)

    18108 Views May 15, 2022 137 Comments
    by Jorge Vilches for the Saker Blog

    Quantity AND Quality.
    6 factors are required.

    3 options in order to comply with the 6 oil criteria briefly explained before

    the future Russian oil grades are un-replaceable for European consumption

    If you don’t agree …. go back and read again ……

    The Real Reason Behind the EU’s Drive to Embargo Russian Oil

    The Real Reason Behind the EU’s Drive to Embargo Russian Oil
    May 12, 2022
    Author: Tom Luongo

    Because Brussels and their behind-the-scenes backers absolutely want this ban on Russian oil as much as the U.S. and the UK want it. It is part of their long-term strategy to bleed Russia out, after turning Ukraine into Afghanistan 2.0.
    What is unfolding now is a script that was written a long time ago. The war by the West against Russia has long been in the planning stages.

    The Russians understand this better than many are willing to accept. Their leadership, Putin and Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov, have articulated this very clearly at every stage of the war to date.

    They are under no illusions about where the West and Davos are willing to take this conflict, which is why they have made serious threats about striking out at the real “decision centers” who give the Ukrainian Armed Forces their marching orders.

    These are warnings not to our politicians, but to us. This is where things lead.


    This one is something!

    Yuval Harari is considered to be a brilliant futurist by Klaus Schwab.
    Listening to him is like getting a glimpse into how these Globalists think. Theirs is a vision of the world that is entirely materialistic, mechanistic and utterly devoid of all heart and soul.

    Yuval Noah Harari | What To Do With All of These Useless People?

    Michael Reid

    Who knew it would come to this? Really?

    Today, I am going to drive home the point that the coming CBDC prison is truly global in nature by demonstrating that it is not just being put into place in one or two totalitarian countries, but nearly every country in the world. Only when we recognize how dire the situation is can we hope to motivate communities to implement the survival currencies that will see us through the controlled demolition of the existing monetary order.

    D Benton Smith


    I really do like your commentary content BUT please define terms before switching acronyms because it takes too damn long for me to Google them.
    TPTB=okay, even I know what this one means
    FF = Fossil Fuels
    MIC = Maximum Import Capacity
    ICE=Internal Combustion Engine
    APC=An Automated Passenger Counter (APC) an electronic device which accurately records boarding and alighting data.


    DBS not bad and sorry for all the acronyms. MIC= military industrial complex APC= armoured personal carrier. The rest are what I meant.
    Micheal R that is some crazy shit that some of us seen coming as well, but this is a little further along than one would hope considering the lag time for most.


    John Fetterman (Lt Gov of Pa, running for US Senate), 52, and Chris Van Hollen (senator from Md), 63, both had strokes over the weekend.


    On Why Russia’s oil ban is impossible. Vilches.

    What is meant is, I suppose, why Europe cannot reasonably ban the import of Russian FFs, fossil fuels.

    Well it isn’t *impossible.* Never underestimate loopy incompetent EU pols.

    However, the EU does not have the legislative powers, as far as I understand it, to prevent EU countries from importing FFs from Russia, or any other place, or shunting it around amongst themselves, or others, like Ukraine. (Talk of embargo does not equal physical bans.)

    So they are grandstanding and making a lot of screechy noise!

    Energy products are difficult to transport and bring to the end-user, so much depends on territorial rights (> tariffs) + existing infrastructure and logistics (pipelines, refineries, shipping, ports, trucking, distribution down to the narrow arteries, quality control, and on and on.. all subject to difficulties in major upsets, or times of war..) — the whole system is very vulnerable to any kind of disturbance.

    So the EU throws a hissy fit about rubles-for-oil, and screams weaponization, unfair, NO WAY, etc. Then it is forced to backtrack, some say yikes, maybe, ouch, what else can we do, etc. and *in fine* the EU finds a bogus way round the sanctions they themselves imposed!

    They sign contracts in rubles and then publish a decree that they consider the transaction ‘over’, ‘concluded’, once they paid in their euros and dollars. Pure symbolic face-saving, and it is not done for the public, or diplomacy, but for self-justification by the deciders!

    The arrogance and stupidity is beyond belief.

    D Benton Smith


    The weird thing was that the material still made fairly good sense to me even when I had the wrong definitions plugged in. Ah well, AWBTDOUA *

    [ * Acronyms Will Be The Death Of Us All ]


    @RIM: “200 years, 2 world wars, always neutral. Makes me wonder: Is Switzerland next?”

    Yes it is:


    but why did they need to bring a border post, those can be found every couple hundred meters on the border


    Yes it did! All things headed toward singularity? Just the way TPTB want it. So long as they get to describe the singularity.
    P.S. (Had to throw in another acronym for fun!)


    It seems strange that so many EU leaders and others are so willing to damage or even destroy their economies just to have a limited impact on Russia. It is obvious that it does not matter to them, the people of the EU are no consequence.

    Also worrying is that their actions are ensuring no food from Ukraine or Russia. It also means no essential fertiliser from Russia, and they also stopped potash from Belarus. It almost seems like they are deliberately creating a shortage of food in the EU!

    What is driving them? Are the people of the EU the real target of their actions?

    John Day

    @Red: Thanks for the “useless people” insights. It goes well with the CBDC (central bank digital currency) article from Michael Reid. One might merely diminish the “useless people”, keeping their accounts viable for purchase of drugs and video games, but not things which might be in shortage that month…
    like food and fuel.

    “The masses” = “useless people” per future-visionary Harari, if I understand him correctly.
    He is purely working with intellectually abstracted constructs, and comes to the logical conclusions which he explains. This is not fully human, is it?

    I have been meaning to comment that Klaus Schwab appears to me to be a high-functioning “submissive”. The “You’ll own nothing and be happy” appeals to “submissives”. There are not that many pure submissives.
    You might never have had a frank explanation from a high-functioning submissive.
    They do not generally talk about it, but Dominants and Submissives are on a continuum of understanding.
    I do not really understand it. I cannot really enter that continuum.
    It does not seem that one can really fake it to real doms and submissives.

    Mr. House

    i find this to be a very interesting chart:

    John Day

    (Picture of “finished attic” shortly before installation of doors, AC unit and final 5 rolls of fiberglass insulation last week. This building has a “passive-cooling” effect where the downstairs is 82F when only the upstairs windows are open , it is 97F at 5PM and the AC has been off for 2 days.)

    Now We Are Being Told To Expect Food And Diesel Shortages For The Foreseeable Future​ , Michael Snyder​

    ​ ​The war in Ukraine, extremely bizarre weather patterns, nightmarish plagues and a historic fertilizer crisis have combined to create a “perfect storm” that isn’t going away any time soon. As a result, the food that won’t be grown in 2022 will become an extremely severe global problem by the end of this calendar year. Global wheat prices have already risen by more than 40 percent since the start of 2022, but this is just the beginning. Meanwhile, we are facing unthinkable diesel fuel shortages in the United States this summer, and as you will see below there are “no plans” to increase refining capacity in this country for the foreseeable future.

    Now We Are Being Told To Expect Food And Diesel Shortages For The Foreseeable Future

    ​ “Genius”t future-trends advisor to WEF’s Klaus Schwab, Yuval Noah Harari​ was recently interviewed. He explained himself clearly and well. Here are A-V clips and transcribed excerpts, which are worthy of a few minutes of deep our comprehension. (Do “useless people” have to go to the back of the food line?) Thanks Red:
    “Again, I think the biggest question in maybe in economics and politics of the coming decades will be what to do with all these useless people?
    The problem is more boredom and how what to do with them and how will they find some sense of meaning in life, when they are basically meaningless, worthless?
    My best guess, at present is a combination of drugs and computer games as a solution for [most]. It’s already happening.”

    Yuval Noah Harari | What To Do With All of These Useless People?

    ​Kim Dotcom: “A major Global Collapse is coming. It may be worse than we can imagine. Our leaders know. But, what are they planning?​

    Total US debt is at $90 trillion. US unfunded liabilities are at $169 trillion. Combined that’s $778,000 per US citizen or $2,067,000 per US tax payer.
    Remember, the only way the Government can operate now is by printing more money. Which means hyperinflation is inevitable…
    Let’s do the math:
    US total debt
    $90 trillion
    US unfunded liabilities
    $169 trillion
    $259 trillion
    Minus all US assets
    $193 trillion
    – $66 trillion
    That’s $66 trillion of debt and liabilities after every asset in the US has been sold off.​..
    ​ ​It’s all perception and denial.
    The perception is that the US has the largest economy and the strongest military in the world.

    But in reality the US is broke and can’t afford its army.
    The denial is that all nations depend on a strong US or else the global markets will crash.

    Foreigners Sold The Most US Stocks On Record In March, China Dumps TSY Holdings To Lowest Since 2010​

    ..​And finally, as Treasury holdings drop, gold reserves have surged to new record highs…

    John Day

    Central Bank Digital Currency and Your Biometric ID are in advanced planning stages in your country.
    Here is the list with national overviews.:

    Pepe Escobar looks at Russian strategy in Novorossiya/Ukraine, and the brute-force-and-propaganda approach of the US/NATO.
    ​ ​While we are all familiar with Sun Tzu, the Chinese general, military strategist and philosopher who penned the incomparable Art of War, less known is the Strategikon, the Byzantium equivalent on warfare.
    ​ ​Sixth century Byzantium really needed a manual, threatened as it was from the east, successively by Sassanid Persia, Arabs and Turks, and from the north, by waves of steppe invaders, Huns, Avars, Bulgars, semi-nomadic Turkic Pechenegs and Magyars.
    ​ ​Byzantium could not prevail just by following the classic pattern of Roman Empire raw power – they simply didn’t have the means for it.
    ​ ​So military force needed to be subordinate to diplomacy, a less costly means of avoiding or resolving conflict. And here we can make a fascinating connection with today’s Russia, led by President Vladimir Putin and his diplomacy chief Sergei Lavrov.
    ​ ​But when military means became necessary for Byzantium – as in Russia’s Operation Z – it was preferable to use weaponry to contain or punish adversaries, instead of attacking with full force.

    ​India has a national-interest based foreign policy and is not a vassal of the US or Russia. Traditional ties to Russia and Iran are important.
    In April India said it was hoping to expand its wheat exports from 7 million tons to 10 million. However, as precarious winter wheat harvests reflect lower outputs, they are reversing position and will now block any wheat exports in order to ensure their own supply.

    India Reverses Prior Position and Will Now Block Further Wheat Exports, Triggering G7 Concerns

    Israel retains good relations with the US (benefactor) and China, but is clearly increasing economic relations with China, evidenced by massive Chinese investment in the port of Haifa and the Belt and Road inclusion of Israel as a regional hub. Israel is careful(ish) to not officially snub the (declining) US. Thanks Eleni.

    Israel reaches out to China, again

    John Day

    Pepe Escobar has a good, readable summary of the Russian presentation of initial US/allied bioweapons labs findings in Ukraine.

    Spartacus has so many well organized facts here:
    COVID-19 Deep Dive IX: Addendum

    Colleen Huber NMD, makes a comparison between “abortion pill” RU-486 and Pfizer and Moderna mRNA “vaccines”, based upon available official data, which is far from perfect. The full data needs to be released for proper review.
    ​ ​Of those 116 women vaccinated during the first and second trimesters and then had a completed pregnancy of either live birth, spontaneous abortion or stillbirth, there were 104 miscarriages (spontaneous abortion). This is a miscarriage rate of 89.66%.
    ​ ​The morning-after abortion pill, mifepristone, has a reported efficacy rate of 80% to 90%. [2]

    Twitter “Bot-gate”: Musk counterpunches hard.
    The controversy began on Friday after Musk tweeted a Reuters article in which Twitter estimated that fake accounts comprise less than 5% of users, to which Musk said “Twitter deal temporarily on hold pending details supporting calculation that spam/fake accounts do indeed represent less than 5% of users,” then added “Still committed to acquisition.”…
    Update (1426ET): Speaking virtually at the “All In” summit tech conference, Musk speculated that at minimum, Twitter is ‘20% bots,’ before asking rhetorically whether it was potentially 80-90% bots.
    He added that there’s ‘no way’ to know the actual number of bots on the platform…
    This sent Twitter CEO Parag Agrwal into meltdown mode – posting a 14-part thread to “talk about spam,” with “the benefit of data, facts, and context.” ..
    Update (1447ET): Is the Twitter deal dead? Musk seemed to suggest it was, unless he can buy the company for a lower price in light of ‘bot-gate’ which erupted over the weekend.
    ​… Musk said that a viable deal for Twitter is “not out of the question,” but at a lower price.​..​
    Shares of Twitter are now at pre-acquisition rumor levels, trading below Musk’s initial purchase basis.


    Some hope for oz voters


    This war is becoming very counterproductive. it seems Putin may have been baited into the situation he currently finds himself in. Most of the world is against him. China won’t pivot anymore than they have. XI’s and Putin’s power over their respective countries is eroding with each passing day. Everybody should go home and and rely on propaganda to declare a great victory.


    Upcoming FDA meetings in regards to Covid vaccine authorizations.

    June 7, Novavax in adults.

    June 8, Moderna in 12 to 17 year olds.

    June 21, Moderna in kids 6 to 11 and 0 to 5.

    June 22, Pfizer in kids <5.

    June 28, “Future Framework” for Covid-19 shots.

    The “Future Framework” means that Pfizer and Moderna can reformulate Covid-19 shots however they wish, and the FDA will not require new clinical trial data. Instead the FDA will automatically deem any future Covid-19 formulation as “safe and effective” because it is “biologically similar” to existing Covid-19 shots on the market.

    11th circuit heard oral arguments for Federal Contractor Vaccine Mandate April 8th. Still haven’t issued a ruling. Hmmm.

    16 May, 2022 23:01

    Ukraine orders Azovstal fighters to surrender
    Units have “completed the assigned combat mission”, Kiev claims
    A large portion of them are members of the Neo-Nazi ‘Azov regiment.’ The military uniforms of the group feature Nazi insignia and its members have been photographed with tattoos of symbols such as the swastika. Its first commander Andrey Biletsky has said he believes it’s Ukraine’s mission to “lead the white races of the world in a final crusade… against Semite-led Untermenschen [inferior humans]”.
    The first stage of surrender was completed on Monday. 264 soldiers left Azovstal. There are now 53 wounded servicemen in a hospital in Novoazovsk and 211 soldiers in Yelenovka, both of which are part of the Donetsk People’s Republic.
    According to the Deputy Minister of Defense of Ukraine Anna Malyar and the General Staff of the Armed Forces of Ukraine, those who surrender will be exchanged for Russian prisoners of war, taken captive by Kiev. However, the terms of the exchange have not yet been decided.

    Doc Robinson

    “Upcoming FDA meetings in regards to Covid vaccine authorizations.
    June 7, Novavax in adults…”

    Some background and data from the clinical trials for the Novavax injection:

    Novavax – hope or hype?


    Does Russia have the equivalence of The Mossad to Hunt For Nazis,
    Lots of new modern clues of ID will be on file before the prisoners are released/traded.
    Foreign fighters should not be allowed to be freed.
    All the rest should be swapped in a 1 for 1 basis, except for known Azov criminal combatants.


    Here is same from aljazeera
    Russia-Ukraine live news: Kyiv says troops leaving Mariupol plant
    Ukrainian deputy defence minister says more than 260 troops evacuated from besieged Azovstal steelworks in Mariupol.

    Doc Robinson

    Manipulating people into compliance by using disgusting images:

    “It’s time to be disgusting about COVID-19… We propose that a disgust-inducing public health campaign will be more effective than current approaches.. Among unvaccinated conservative participants, disgusting images significantly increased willingness to be vaccinated compared to less disgusting images of COVID-19 or perks offered for COVID-19 vaccines. Using disgusting images for public health messaging has the potential to improve compliance among conservatives and accelerate the end of the COVID-19 pandemic in the U.S.”


    The Ukrainians have been receiving replacement equipment from Nato and the US.
    The Prez of the Ukraine has decreed that no one is allowed to make any negative comments about the poor quality of the new old replacement equipment from the west.

    The Ukrainian Nazis are now waiting to receive the west’s wonder weapons to save them.
    Now where have I heard that statement before?
    Oh yeah, the WW2 German Nazis said that too before losing the war!

    Do you do/say all of these things when you are winning the war?

    Today there was some talk of the wounded being evacuated from the Mariupol steel plant’s tunnels but not by the UN. Rumor has it 51 Ukrainian wounded were evacuated. Another rumor said these were from a small group trapped apart from the main body of the trapped Neo-Nazis. This has allowed them to make their own decision.

    Later there have been reports that the neo-nazis in Mariupol had surrendered but that seems misleading. Another report said 300 wounded have been evacuated by bus. Confusion reigns for now.


    Doc Robinson:

    Thanks for the info on the Novavax.

    My wife has been hoping to get this vax buying the propaganda that it is safer.
    I have been telling her none of the vaccines are safe and to forget about getting vaxxed.
    It is clear the Novavax is not safe.
    It has spike proteins in it and effects DNA.
    Safety studies are very suspect.
    This company has never ever successfully brought a product to market before.
    Bill Gates involvement is the ultimate “kiss of death”!


    A short clip from 2015 with English subtitles. Evil.


    A longer clip with more context that the speaker is speaking out against an elite run new world order.

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