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Pierre-Auguste Renoir Riding in the Bois de Boulogne (Madame Henriette Darras or The Ride) 1873

 

The FBI Maintains a Workspace Inside the Law Firm of Perkins Coie (CTH)
Michael Sussmann Has Been Acquitted (Techno Fog)
Who Is John Durham Targeting Next? (ET)
Ukraine Official Fired Over Handling of Russian Sexual Assault Claims (NW)
Europe Now Cheats Or Suffers (Vilches)
Iran-Russia Are Setting New Rules (Escobar)
Inside A Biden White House Adrift (NBC)
Careening Towards Grace (Kunstler)
Monkey Pox Update (Malone)
47 African Nations Have Blocked The WHO Amendments (SB)
The Man Who Built His Own Cathedral (G.)

 

 

 

 

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America is much further down the rabbit hole than you knew.

The FBI Maintains a Workspace Inside the Law Firm of Perkins Coie (CTH)

There is very little that surprises me, but this is completely stunning. An FBI whistleblower came forth to inform Rep Jim Jordan and Rep Matt Gaetz that the FBI maintains a workspace inside the law firm of Perkins Coie. In response to a letter sent by Rep. Matt Gaetz and Jim Jordan, Perkins Coie, the legal arm of the DNC and Hillary Clinton, admitted they have been operating an FBI workspace in their Washington D.C. office since 2012. Pay attention to that date, it matters. This is a huge development. Essentially, what is being admitted in this claim is that a portal existed into FBI databases within the law firm that represents democrats. This means access to FBI database searches exists inside the office of the DNC and Clinton legal group. Think about the ramifications here.

CTH has long claimed there was some kind of direct portal link between the Clinton campaign team and the FBI databases. There were too many trails of extracted non-minimized research evidence in the hands of the Clinton team that CTH could not trace to a transferring FBI official. If Perkins Coie operated a portal in their office that allowed them to conduct search queries of American citizens, then everything would make sense. That access portal is exactly what is being claimed and admitted in this report. The start date of 2012 is important for several reasons, not the least of which is FISA presiding Judge Rosemary Collyer criticizing the scale and scope of unlawful FBI database access going back to exactly 2012. Keep in mind a FISA-702 search, is simply an unlawful FBI warrantless electronic search of an American (“702” represents the American citizen) into the central database -maintained by the NSA- that contains all electronic data and communication.

I have been in the deep hole of the FISA-702 database search query violations for so long I don’t even need a flashlight. The report from Matt Gaetz about Perkins Coie access to FBI databases, is in direct alignment with Rosemary Collyer’s prior report on FBI abuses of the database, 702 violations. Notice the dates and scope Judge Collyer references. Non-compliant queries since 2012. 85% of the FBI and contractor searches are unlawful. Many of those searches involved the use of the “same identifiers over different data ranges.” Put in plain terms, the same people were continually being tracked, searched and surveilled by querying the FBI database over time. The non-compliant searches go back to 2012. The same date mentioned for the FBI portal to begin operating inside the Perkins Coie office.

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Juror speaks to some media after Sussmann verdict. “I don’t think it should have been prosecuted,” she said of the case. “There are bigger things that affect the nation than a possible lie to the FBI.”

Michael Sussmann Has Been Acquitted (Techno Fog)

The acquittal is no surprise. This is a DC jury, after all. In the Roger Stone case, for example, we documented how a juror lied to get on the panel. (That judge didn’t care.) Making matters worse, the Sussmann judge wrongly allowed for a woman to remain on the jury, despite the fact that her daughter and Sussmann’s are on the same high school crew team. One can’t help but think that juror had her own daughter’s interests in mind – the cohesion of the crew team, sparing her of teenage drama, etc. – when she reached a decision. After the verdict was announced, the jury’s forewoman held court before the media and expressed her displeasure that the Special Counsel prosecute a false statement case: “There are bigger things that affect the nation than a possible lie to the FBI.”

This juror was never impartial – despite her assurance to the judge. On the facts, the evidence was more than sufficient to prove Sussmann’s guilt. Sussmann lied to then-FBI general counsel James Baker via text message in order to get a meeting to pass the Alfa Bank hoax materials to the FBI. Sussmann lied again during the meeting – stating he was not there on behalf of a client – in order to get the FBI to open an investigation into the Trump Organization’s purported ties with Alfa Bank. Later, during testimony to Congress, Sussmann admitted he met with Baker on behalf of a client. Billing records proved he had been working on the Alfa Bank project on behalf of the Clinton Campaign. Evidence also demonstrated that Sussmann billed the Clinton Campaign for the thumb drives passed to Baker during the meeting. How was the Clinton Campaign billed? Sussmann referenced the “confidential project” – the Alfa Bank project.

I won’t say the verdict doesn’t matter. Of course it matters. It would have proven that a DC jury can convict one of their own. It would have resulted in accountability for lying to the FBI. Not the gravest of crimes, but it is still a crime. In large part, the prosecution of Sussmann was hamstrung by the FBI’s investigation into the Alfa Bank allegations. That goes to materiality. How can the lies be material if the FBI’s investigation was so sloppy? That was always an unconvincing defense, as Sussmann’s lies helped trigger the FBI’s investigation into the Trump/Alfa hoax. How does Sussmann convince the skeptical New York Times to take another look at the Alfa Bank story? By showing them that the FBI is investigating the matter. How can Sussmann convince the FBI to start the Alfa Bank investigation as soon as possible? By orchestrating leaks of the information to the press.

Turley

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Danchenko.

Who Is John Durham Targeting Next? (ET)

The trial of former Clinton campaign lawyer Michael Sussmann is coming to an end but rather than provide definitive answers to the origins of the Russiagate hoax, the trial has brought to light many new mysteries and unanswered questions. Durham’s overarching trial narrative was that the FBI was duped by Sussmann when he presented them with data purportedly tying Donald Trump to the Kremlin via the Russian Alfa Bank. It may have been Durham’s only viable strategy, given the fact he was facing a jury of 12 Washington D.C. residents, a city where Democrats outnumber Republicans by 20 to 1. This strategy did give Sussmann’s team the opportunity to highlight serious misconduct by the FBI, with a flurry of new information about FBI malfeasance and abuses coming to light.

What does this all mean for Durham? Can he now do a U-turn and go after the FBI that he spent the past two weeks calling a victim? Can he go after Sussmann’s associates such as tech executive Rodney Joffe? And what about Hillary Clinton, who we learned greenlighted the plan to vilify Trump? Durham’s most immediate concern will be his second big case—that being against Christopher Steele’s primary sub-source, Igor Danchenko. Danchenko was indicted in November 2021 for lying to the FBI, the same type of charge that Sussmann faced. Specifically, Danchenko is alleged to have lied about his own sources, making up a conversation with Sergei Millian, a man he never met, and concealing from the FBI his conversations with Clinton operative Charles Dolan.

There are a number of crucial differences between Sussmann’s and Danchenko’s situations. Perhaps most importantly, Danchenko was charged in Virginia, not in Washington D.C. That means the jury pool will be more favorable to Durham. Like Sussmann, Danchenko talked to the FBI in Washington but, unlike Sussmann, he later repeated his lies at his home in Virginia when the FBI came for follow-up interviews. That Durham chose to charge Danchenko in Virginia, where the lies were repeated, instead of in Washington where they were first told, gives us an insight into how Durham views the Washington jury pool.

Kevin Brock

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Before nobody believes anything out of the propaganda machine anymore.

What remains is people will say: well, some of it must be true. Job done.

Ukraine Official Fired Over Handling of Russian Sexual Assault Claims (NW)

Ukrainian official has been relieved of her duties over her handling of reports detailing sexual assault allegations made against Russians in Ukraine.On Tuesday, the Ukrainian parliament, the Verkhovna Rada of Ukraine, removed Lyudmila Denisova, the parliament’s commissioner for human rights, from her post, according to Ukrainska Pravda. No new appointment has been made to fill the role. The move to dismiss Denisova came after outrage about the wording used in public reports about alleged sexual assaults committed by Russians, as well as the alleged dissemination in those reports of unverified information. Despite accusations from Ukraine, the Kremlin has repeatedly denied that Russian soldiers have committed war crimes or sexual assaults during the invasion.


Last week, Ukrainian media outlets and journalists signed an open letter in which they requested that reports concerning rape and sexual assault be “published with caution,” particularly when involving children, according to an English translation of the letter. The open letter also stated that “it is important to understand that sexual crimes during war are an instrument of genocide, an instrument of waging war without rules, but they cannot serve as illustrative material to inflame the emotions of the audience.” The letter from the journalists indicated how reports from Denisova went into great detail about the alleged rape of children, some as young as 6 months old, by Russians. The letter also criticized Denisova for including details of cases that the journalists said were unverified and asked her to “check the facts before publication” and “disclose only information for which there is sufficient evidence.”

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This should be the end of the EU. Either that or goverments will be overthrown. This is what the WEF’s “you’ll own nothing” means in practice.

Europe Now Cheats Or Suffers (Vilches)

Europe has now painted itself into an infamous corner with only two choices left, nothing else. Both are definitely bad and terribly expensive — probably un-payable — in political and financial terms. On May 30, Brussels (a) dropped its previous declared strategy of ´buying Russian oil to prevent Moscow from selling it elsewhere at soaring prices´ (???) and (b) approved its sanctions package No. 6 imposing a ban on Russian seaborne oil imports. But by Christmas such ban will supposedly exceed 90% of total Russian oil as Germany and Poland have ´volunteered´ to reduce their own pipeline imports by then. Still, 65% of European consumers who today import Russian seaborne oil will suddenly face either one of the only two possible highly detrimental options explained hereinafter.

Meanwhile the remaining 35% would theoretically benefit from the Russian Druzbha pipeline which will continue to safely feed them with the excellent Urals oil. But not quite and not really, because an ugly catch is awaiting Europe already cocked — line, hook and sinker — as if planned by its enemies, not its leaders as is the case. Migrations and unemployment cannot be avoided with the self-destructive ideology now rampant in the EU political mindset. Probably unknowingly, the EU Commission President Ursula von der Leyen paraphrased Mao Zedong by considering this “a big step forward”. There is a very important game-changing rub that short-sighted EU politicians haven´t yet fathomed, let alone sorted out. And it will hit them hard, head-on, blindsided without any protection whatsoever.

Not even their favorite protection, i.e, political cover for an obvious self-inflicted harm that public opinion is now witnessing front & center. Because, as duly forewarned, there will be tons of very serious problems with the 65% of consumers using — and most negatively affected by — the new non-Russian seaborne oil blends which literally no one would be exempt from. Not even the remaining 35% of supposedly “Druzbha safe” oil consumers. How come ? In one minute you´ll find out.

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China, Russia, India, Pakistan, Kazakhstan and Iran.

Iran-Russia Are Setting New Rules (Escobar)

The first Eurasia Economic Forum, held last week in Bishkek, Kyrgyzstan, should be regarded as a milestone in setting the parameters for the geoeconomic integration of the Eurasian heartland. Sergei Glazyev, Russia’s Minister in Charge of Integration and Macroeconomics of the Eurasia Economic Union (EAEU), is coordinating the drive to design an alternative monetary-financial system – a de facto post-Bretton Woods III – in cooperation with China. According to Glazyev, the forum “discussed the model of a new global settlement currency pegged to baskets of national currencies and commodities. The introduction of this currency instrument in Eurasia will entail the collapse of the dollar system and the final undermining of the US military and political power. It is necessary to start negotiations on signing an appropriate international treaty within the framework of the SCO.”

Glazyev described the initiative to upend the western global financial system in more detail during an exclusive interview with The Cradle in April. It’s particularly relevant to understand how Glazyev interconnects the EAEU’s drive with the increasing geopolitical and geoeconomic role of the Shanghai Cooperation Organization (SCO), which unites at the same table key Eurasian powers: China, Russia, India, Pakistan, Kazakhstan and Iran. That connects directly with Russian President Vladimir Putin, at the meeting of the Supreme Eurasian Economic Council, supporting the extension of a temporary free trade agreement between the EAEU and Iran, which is the newest (and only West Asian) full member of the SCO. Putin said this should go ahead despite the “confrontation by the collective West.”

The EAEU, inaugurated in 2015 with five full members – Russia, Kazakhstan, Kyrgyzstan, Belarus and Armenia – represents a market of 184 million people and a collective GDP of over $5 trillion. The next step with Iran will be to implement a full free trade agreement, possibly before the end of the year, according to Iranian deputy trade minister Alireza Peymanpak. Egypt, Indonesia and the UAE are also candidates to strike deals with the EAEU. Iran, which has for over four decades now been forced to find creative solutions to bypass serial, imperial sanction packages, may have a conceptual lesson or two to teach Russia. Barter arrangements are gaining ground: Tehran is offering spare parts and gas turbines to Moscow’s power plants in exchange for much needed zinc, aluminum, lead and steel for its metal and mining industries, according to Iranian trade and industries minister Reza Fatemi Amin.

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The MSM takes notice. Biden is setting new records every day for unpopularity. So NBC worries about its popularity too. And CNN etc.

Inside A Biden White House Adrift (NBC)

Faced with a worsening political predicament, President Joe Biden is pressing aides for a more compelling message and a sharper strategy while bristling at how they’ve tried to stifle the plain-speaking persona that has long been one of his most potent assets. Biden is rattled by his sinking approval ratings and is looking to regain voters’ confidence that he can provide the sure-handed leadership he promised during the campaign, people close to the president say. Crises have piled up in ways that have at times made the Biden White House look flat-footed: record inflation, high gas prices, a rise in Covid case numbers — and now a Texas school massacre that is one more horrific reminder that he has been unable to get Congress to pass legislation to curb gun violence.

Democratic leaders are at a loss about how he can revive his prospects by November, when midterm elections may cost his party control of Congress. “I don’t know what’s required here,” said Rep. James Clyburn, D-S.C., whose endorsement in the 2020 Democratic primaries helped rescue Biden’s struggling candidacy. “But I do know the poll numbers have been stuck where they are for far too long.” Speculation is churning that Biden could shake up the West Wing staff, although that’s not about to happen right away. Multiple people close to the White House said they’ve heard that chief of staff Ron Klain will depart at some point after the midterms, and one has heard him discuss leaving.

Should Klain go, a potential successor is Anita Dunn, a White House adviser and Biden confidant whom he often turns to when his fortunes look bleak. Dunn began working at the White House at the start of the term, then left and returned in early May at Biden’s specific request. No woman or person of color has ever been the White House chief of staff since the position was created after World War II.

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“Dr. Yuval Noah Harari, the inverse reincarnation of Adolf Eichmann..”

Careening Towards Grace (Kunstler)

The World Economic Forum (WEF), a.k.a. the Davos Gang, held its 2022 schmoozefest in that tidy Swiss alpine village last week, after a nearly three-year hiatus on account of the coronavirus pandemic they generously arranged for the rest of us. These are the self-defined leaders of the Great Re-set — Klaus Schwab, Bill Gates, and Klaus’s scaly majordomo, Dr. Yuval Noah Harari, the inverse reincarnation of Adolf Eichmann, famous for declaring that “humans are hackable animals.” Did he mean, like, with a meat cleaver? Who do these schnitzel-scarfing, Krug-guzzling punks think they are? Or, to paraphrase the immortal words of one Pete Hogwallop, who elected them boss of this outfit?

Nobody, that’s who, on this whole, wide, ever-turning world, which they literally aim to take over. Actually, from the way they talk, it already looks like they’ve hijacked the sucker and us “worthless” and “useless” humans on it, as Dr. Harari has labeled the multitudes riding the planet in economy class. Kind of looks like we’re in for a rough landing. As first hallucinated in Herr Doktor Schwab’s pulsating brain, apparently many years ago, the Great Re-set was initially scheduled for 2050, a sort of leisurely stroll-in-the-park to the shimmering gates of transhumanism. Then the gang got nervous and pushed it up to 2030 (climate change, and all). When that retrograde monster of US politics, Donald Trump, came on the scene, they panicked and re-set their Re-set for 2023.

Now, despite the surface decorum of this year’s Davos meet-up, it looks like they are — as we say here in the old New World — losing their shit. How come? Well, for one thing, we appear to be in a close race between Klaus’s controlled demolition of the global economy and the US midterm elections this November, and perhaps the gang perceives that won’t go so well for them. Their key project in the 2022 offensive, the War in Ukraine, isn’t working out, either. The idea, it seems, was to bog down and humiliate the Russians so as to bring on the defenestration of Mr. Putin, who, believe it or not and despite the tsunamis of aspersion loosed on him by WEF-funded propagandists, is strangely and actually a defender of Western Civ. Yeah, I know, a stunner, right? (God works in mysterious ways — but the Davos Gangsters don’t believe in him / her / they.)

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“..fearporn peddlers.”

Monkey Pox Update (Malone)

I almost cannot believe that I am writing this, but since my original substack article on this topic, we had the reveal of an Event 201-style wargame exercise modeled around a bioterror-related release of an engineered Monkeypox virus “caused by a terrorist attack using a pathogen engineered in a laboratory with inadequate biosafety and biosecurity provisions and weak oversight.” With amazing (coincidental?) prescience, the “table top exercise” of March 2021 (one year and three months into the Covidcrisis) models a Monkeypox bioterror attack initiated on May 15, 2022. Note the date of the CNN/Jake Tapper fearporn piece – May 20, 2022. The modeling deployed in the scenario upon which the “exercise” was based predicts 3.2 billion cases and 271 million deaths by December 01, 2023.

Of course, the predictive accuracy of the simplistic public health models such as that used to support this scenario have repeatedly proven to be absolutely horrid, and these types of models should be either relegated to the trash heap (or ongoing dumpster fire) as unscientific speculation which is all too frequently weaponized by the fearporn peddlers such as CNN, MSNBC, NYT, Washington Post. By now we all know the usual USG and WEF-controlled media players. As the Italian’s like to say: Niente e lasciato al caso. Nothing happens by chance.

As we now know, the amazing foresight of this modeled date immediately preceded a seminal WHO meeting which has just concluded, in which international health regulation (IHR) modifications which would grant the WHO unprecedented powers to bypass national constitutions (proposed on January 23, 2022 by the US HHS) were actively considered but tabled for a future meeting (~November 2022?) largely due to African nation concerns regarding infringement of national sovereignty.

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They’ll just buy their leaders, as they’ve always done.

47 African Nations Have Blocked The WHO Amendments (SB)

In a rare show of African power and solidarity, several African member states objected to proposed International Health Regulations amendments, discussed at the World Health Assembly 75 this week – a move many believe might shake up the World Health Organization’s dominance. A well placed source shared: “The resolution on IHR amendments was not passed at the WHA, as African countries were concerned that there was inadequate consultation amongst member states, and the process was being rushed. Botswana read the statement on behalf of the 47 AFRO members and I was personally present.”

According to Reuters, “if Africa continues to withhold support, it could block one of the only concrete reforms expected from the meeting, fraying hopes that members will unite on reforms to strengthen the U.N. health agency’s rules as it seeks a central role for itself in global health policy.” The IHR seeks to define and detail WHO members’ obligations around public health emergencies and other health matters. The United States government proposed 13 controversial IHR amendments, which give the WHO DG Tedros unilateral power to declare actual or potential health emergencies and expect a response in 48 hours.The draft proposal yet to be formally decided also aims to change article 59 of the IHR, and would accelerate the implementation of future amendments.

Bear in mind, a few countries at the WHA submitted draft resolutions to the IHR, which would need, at least according to the WHO process, four months to be considered. These countries are Australia, Bosnia and Herzegovina, Colombia, European Union and its Member States, Japan, Monaco, Republic of Korea, United Kingdom of Great Britain, Northern Ireland and the United States of America.The African #WHA75 delegation expressed reservations about these IHR amendments, saying all reforms should be tackled together as part of a “holistic package” at a later stage. “The African region shares the view that the process should not be fast tracked…,” Moses Keetile, deputy permanent secretary in Botswana’s health ministry, told the assembly on Tuesday on behalf of the Africa region.

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If I can get just one of you to read this wonderful story, my day is good.

The Man Who Built His Own Cathedral (G.)

One late spring evening in 2018, Justo Gallego Martínez said he would show me his grave. The old man was warming his hands by a stove in the dim back room of his cathedral. A dusty film coated the concrete floor. The shelves and tables were full of relics, screws, chipped wood, crushed glass, half-eaten loaves of bread. A bare hanging bulb cast the room in jaundiced light. “I want to be buried here,” Justo said, signalling around him to the cathedral’s cavernous nave and the 20 trembling towers sprawled across thousands of square feet of his own land on the outskirts of Madrid. The cathedral’s crypt would be his burial place. And he’d be buried there because it was his cathedral.

He’d designed it entirely in his head, without a single measurement or calculation on paper, without a record of any of the materials he’d used. And he had done it largely by himself. I sat near Justo in the gloom and watched as the fire nearby threw shadows across his sunken eyes and recessed temples. He was nearly a century old, a jumble of protruding bones, but energy still pulsed through him. “Come on, let me show you,” he grumbled. Grabbing my arm, Justo winched himself up from his seat and led me out the door to the ambulatory. His baggy blue coat hung from his frame like wet clothes on a washing line.

Outside, the uncovered frame of a dome, 35 metres high and 10 metres wide, loomed above us. The nave lurched around 45 metres to our left, covered by a half-barrel vault whose exposed beams curved upwards like a whale’s ribcage. The rest of the cathedral was an architectural Frankenstein’s monster propped up on mismatched bricks, tires, wheels, food cans, plastic and excessive quantities of concrete. Large chunks of the building were already in decay, invaded by moss and rising damp. In the aisles dusty cement bags were piled as high as the first-floor gallery. Other rooms erupted with broken tiles, dismantled cement mixers, motorbikes, rotten wood, oxidised saws, festering ropes, chicken carcasses and plastic bags fossilised in pigeon shit. It sprawled over an area the size of a football pitch.

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    Pierre-Auguste Renoir Riding in the Bois de Boulogne (Madame Henriette Darras or The Ride) 1873   • The FBI Maintains a Workspace Inside the Law
    [See the full post at: Debt Rattle June 1 2022]

    #108826
    Germ
    Participant

    ” Here, we present a rare case where encephalopathy, myocarditis, and thrombocytopenia developed simultaneously following the second dose of Pfizer-BioNTech mRNA vaccine (BNT162b2).”

    All three? – We call that a “hat trick”!

    https://www.jni-journal.com/article/S0165-5728(22)00078-9/fulltext

    “Rare”! –

    Haha. 🤡🤡🤡

    #108827
    V. Arnold
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    If I can get just one of you to read this wonderful story, my day is good.

    I read it. Wonderful story.
    I had initially read about Justo Gallego Martínez many years ago…I’d forgotten about him…thanks for this update… 🙂

    #108828

    Around 15,000 suspected war crimes have been reported in Ukraine since the war began, with 200 to 300 more reported daily, its chief prosecutor said.

    How many came from the crazy lady they themselves just fired. It’s just the Ukr version of Nina Jankowicz, isn’t it? What a world…

    #108829
    V. Arnold
    Participant

    Pierre-Auguste Renoir Riding in the Bois de Boulogne (Madame Henriette Darras or The Ride) 1873

    A vanity portraiture?
    I don’t much like it; Madame Henriette Darras’ horse is poorly drawn…IMHO…

    #108830

    I don’t much like it; Madame Henriette Darras’ horse is poorly drawn…IMHO…

    Ha ha. But it’s a Renoir! Q: why does the horse on the left have 6 legs?

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    Dr. D
    Participant

    “Chicago ‘Mass Shootings’? 52 Shot, 10 Killed over Memorial Day Weekend”

    No interest. Another decade goes by, one deadly weekend at a time. Hey, maybe they should try gun control! I hear that’s working great in Baltimore, NYC, and L.A.

    Same thing in Toronto. A couple cidiots can’t hold their liquor and guns are outlawed for every rural Canuck who’s been responsible for generations. When Trudeau posted it, the immediate comment was the video of a snowmobiler being charged by a bull moose in Canada. Gee, why does a nation filled with grizzy bears, polar bears, and bull moose need handguns? Not being a man, Trudeau will never know.

    And why would they need to be 9mm and above, Biden asks. No one needs that for personal defense. So the Secret Service is changing out to .22lr and BB guns. I mean, if they are too much for personal protection, it starts at home, right?

    <sigh>

    Typical, garden variety tyranny. Rules don’t apply to me, I’m special. If one person does something, everybody gets punished. Thinking of France’s Nazi occupation, where a couple Resistance attacks then had whole towns shot in a ditch. Great for morale, but totally expected. Stupid is as stupid does. People won’t believe until it happens to them personally, then they’re too down low to fight.

    Russians finish taking Luhansk, which will shortly free up thousands of more men for use elsewhere. If I were them, I’d put out “we’re losing” narratives to the press on purpose. They’re so far up each other’s -sses, they sniff their own farts and it makes them astonishingly complacent and disoriented. It’s like Kryptonite to narcissists to pretend you’re weak to them while mining and tunneling, they can’t stop preening and talking about how great they are like Dr. Evil. Keep them talking about their master plan…

    It’s really amazing these guys win anything with such glaring weaknesses. What does that say about the rest of us that we play along?

    Oh, and on the war front, “Massive Fire Breaks out at Poultry Farm that Supplies Eggs to Major Supermarkets” Probably hit by a small plane after a train derailed.

    Every action hits only the food system. Protect yourself.

    On the other front, EU says they’re looking into Price Controls on Russian energy. Uh, sure! If you don’t want the energy. Russia isn’t going to give it to you for free. …Watch their actions, is “We’re going to get this for free” not their go-to assumption for a year now? If not 3 decades? “Yeah, sorry, we’re useless and broke, can’t pay/won’t pay, too busy playing on our iPhones. …Whaddya mean you won’t ship gas and nickel to us for free??? We’re going to attack you with the army we don’t have since we were too busy going broke and playing on our iPhones to notice.” …Thank God. Or there actually WOULD be a war.

    Janet Yellen: “I was wrong.” Okay then, you’re fired and we’re clawing back your back salary and donating it to the poor. And arresting all the Fed officials for insider trading. What, no? I guess nobody is actually mad then.

    And no discussion at all about how it’s really Covid that killed all these people. That is, their unnecessary lockdowns that the WHO and CDC say didn’t work. …Which is why they’re doing them again. Lockdowns required printing…well, who can count the trillions, really? And that printing caused hyperinflation like every other time in history. Hyperinflation then causes death like every other time in history, so the lockdowns that didn’t work killed more people than Covid itself.

    …Like I said, although taking huge red X on being wrong with the timing. YEARS delay. Nevertheless, here we are, “Covid” causes supply chain breaks, no supplies, shortages, high prices, and…pretty shortly here, death. Mostly via crime, I expect, not starvation per se.

    It was all completely illegal. No laws were passed. So I’m more after St. Fauci right now than Yellen, although dozens of easily proven felonies and even broad civil rights violations were committed by both.

    “The FBI Maintains a Workspace Inside the Law Firm of Perkins Coie (CTH) “

    Yup. And were acquitted of even the smallest wrongdoing.

    “ Who Is John Durham Targeting Next? (ET)”

    Did he target them the first time? Or “Oopsie” the trial to make sure it would fail? With no double-jeopardy. Why would I assume a guy plays patty-cake and won’t can’t convict is the good guy?

    Ukraine Official Fired over Handling of Russian Sexual Assault Claims (NW)”

    No wonder Ukraine is the 51st state: they spoke, therefore they lied. How American of them.

    “Europe Now Cheats or Suffers (Vilches)”

    So Europe is going to cut the gas on themselves going into the winter. Good plan. Of course they are genociding the poor. Which was their plan all along, so it’s #Winning. And they can blame Russia. Death everywhere, what’s not to like?

    Reminding I’m sure you all know, refineries are very specific and it takes huge time and stunning money to adjust them. So refusing Urals will likely sideline the refineries, perhaps permanently. Then it’s inefficient to buy in the completely wrong crude, so Europe will buy in finished petrol and diesel instead. That will backlog every other refinery on earth. China then gets the world’s biggest discount, while Europe pays 5x for what they used to get at market. With certain shortages. This will then pile on according to money, so Europe may drain itself overpaying for no reason, not hurting Russia in the slightest, but will shut off fuel throughout Africa and the 3rd world, or what remains of that former institution, now evolving into the Global South.

    So: Lose, lose. Lose lose lose. And Lose Ukraine, which is lost already. Europeans will take anything, though. Like any alcoholic, abusive family, we just don’t discuss. They will die for the lie, rather than admit. Let things get to continent-wide crisis, as they do every 80 years for generations long before Napoleon. They love it! Or they wouldn’t keep doing it with such murderous dedication.

    Oh and two things you also know: Oil is the master resource. It isn’t like losing the hazelnut market. Two, Energy is like 99% correlated with national GDP. Energy = GDP. So no energy in Germany? That’s right, no GDP. No factories, no business, no bread as Finland found out. No food on lorries, no down comforters moving ‘cause your house won’t be heated from October to May. What is “money” going to do for you then? Almost nothing.

    Complete. Civilizational. Suicide.

    You do you. We’ll be smoking crack and shooting guns and won’t notice. Don’t put yourselves out on our account.

    Inside a Biden White House Adrift (NBC)”

    Speaking of smoking crack. But the news here is NBC reports it. That hasn’t happened since I was a child. Probably the day after Project Mockingbird. Oh: Most popular President in American history! 80 million votes, 4 million more votes than voters.

    Their solution, and the sole focus of NBC? “No woman or person of color has ever been the White House chief of staff since the position was created after World War II.”

    That’s right, Behold the power of Melanin!!! One person of melanin, and Poof! 20% inflation and no baby formula, losing WWIII after blowing $60B in weapons to goatherders, all gone!!!

    Because: race! Some races are superior to others. And what sort of people, parties, news organizations advocate choosing, promoting, thinking about people based solely on race and not merit? Would that be, “racist ones”? I’m just saying if you flap your arms and quack like a duck…

    “47 African Nations Have Blocked the WHO Amendments (SB)“

    5 of them had instant mysterious deaths last time. But they have melanin so nobody listens to what they say, their opinions don’t matter, and their Science isn’t real. In fact, we should probably kick them out of the White House Press Corp. So say the Administration!

    #108832
    V. Arnold
    Participant

    Raúl Ilargi Meijer

    I don’t much like it; Madame Henriette Darras’ horse is poorly drawn…IMHO…

    Ha ha. But it’s a Renoir! Q: why does the horse on the left have 6 legs?

    Ha ha ha indeed…
    Shitty artist? Beats me…

    #108833
    chooch
    Participant

    Interesting,

    Peak to trough ~90 days
    Peak to peak ~180 days

    #108834
    John Day
    Participant

    I finally got a picture out of the kitchen cabinetry I’m completely reinforcing and installing. Y’all have seen a lot of these stories, and the forest, not just the trees. Practical Matters
    https://drjohnsblog.substack.com/p/practical-matters?s=w

    A lot more than $1 trillion would be needed. The problem is that Europe is barely squeezing by on plentiful , high-grade Russian fuel from pipelines, and borrowing money. There is no direct replacement for Russian oil, and there will not be. Gas might be piped from Iran and Qatar some day, but the empire is blocking that by destroying Syria until it can control such a pipeline. German industry will close down. Will it take 10 years to realize this? Maybe people already know…
    The EU Needs More Than $1 Trillion For Plan To Ditch Russian Oil And Gas
    https://oilprice.com/Energy/Energy-General/The-EU-Needs-More-Than-1-Trillion-For-Plan-To-Ditch-Russian-Oil-And-Gas.html

    Viktor Orban in Hungary knows, and says so. Other EU members may be breathing a sigh of partial relief now.
    EU To Block Seaborne Russian Oil Deliveries, Not Pipeline, To Satisfy Hungary
    https://www.zerohedge.com/energy/eu-block-seaborne-russian-oil-deliveries-not-pipeline-satisfy-hungary

    Professor Ugo Bardi: The Age of Exterminations VIII — How to Destroy Western Europe
    (The very short summary is that there will be mass deindustrialization, freezing and starvation in Europe without Russian oil and gas. All of the population increases afforded by coal, oil and fertilizers will revert to the pre-industrial status-quo.)
    https://thesenecaeffect.blogspot.com/2022/05/the-age-of-extermination-viii-how-to.html

    #108835
    chooch
    Participant

    4/1 – Izyum (retreated)
    4/18 – Kremennays (retreated)
    5/8 – Popasnaya (retreated)
    5/12 – Rubezhnoye (retreated)
    5/20 – Mariupol (surrendered)
    Soon- Severodonetsk (in retreat)

    With the battle for Severodonetsk becoming a lost cause, the Ukrainians seem determined to get as much ranged weaponry as possible for a significant attempt to degrade Russian forces from a distance. Then what, guerrilla style warfare behind the Donbas line?

    It’s debatable (could be intentional) but the Russians have not been able to dominate the air over the battlefield so by and large we have witnessed a reliance on massive artillery barrages to take these towns and cities.

    Did Russia really plan for this bloody war of attrition? Russia may be counting on to a long war to test the West’s true commitment to Ukraine’s defense & ability to reclaim its territory.

    It’s seems like a frozen conflict is a probability and then east/west Ukraine? Somehow I suspect Putin wants more than that, maybe not all of Ukraine, but certainly Kyiv, preferably in tact not reduced to rubble.

    #108836
    John Day
    Participant

    Russian nationalist, Vladimir Putin has a wholehearted economic ally in Iran, which has been crippled by 40 years of western economic sanctions. (He still needs the Russian oligarchs, and he needs Chinese banks and businesses, not just Xi’s speeches. Turkey is also ready to do business, but Erdogan is fickle and scheming.)
    The Sanctioned Ones: How Iran-Russia are setting new rules , Pepe Escobar
    ..The EAEU, inaugurated in 2015 with five full members – Russia, Kazakhstan, Kyrgyzstan, Belarus and Armenia – represents a market of 184 million people and a collective GDP of over $5 trillion. The next step with Iran will be to implement a full free trade agreement, possibly before the end of the year, according to Iranian deputy trade minister Alireza Peymanpak. Egypt, Indonesia and the UAE are also candidates to strike deals with the EAEU…
    ..Slowly but surely, the new RIC (Russia-Iran-China) – as opposed to the old RIC in BRICS (Russia-India-China) – is attempting to integrate their financial systems. Iran is a matter of national security strategy for China, as an energy provider and essential partner of the Belt and Road Initiative (BRI) in West Asia.
    Russia-China, though, is a much more complex matter. Extremely fearful of provoking US sanctions, Chinese banks are refraining – at least for the moment – to increase their deals with Russian banks…
    ..The Bank of China and the Industrial and Commercial Bank of China (ICBC) have restricted financing for Russian commodities. Even the Asian Infrastructure Investment Bank (AIIB), absolutely essential for sustainable development projects, linked or not with BRI, decided to freeze all lending to Russia and Belarus in early March to “safeguard” its “financial integrity.”… As it stands, the Mir card is still not accepted in Iran, but that’s about to change – just as in Turkey, which this summer will start accepting Mir card payments from legions of Russian tourists. What this means in practice is that Russia and Iran will be connecting their banks to the System for Transfer of Financial Messages (SPFS), the Russian equivalent to SWIFT. The Chinese will obviously be examining how seamlessly the transition works. Now compare all of the above with the prospect that soon there won’t be any SWIFT at all, as Mastercard CEO Michael Miebach let slip in Davos… The Russia-Iran front has been fast evolving since January this year, when Iranian President Ebrahim Raisi, on a visit to Moscow, handed a draft agreement to Putin on strategic cooperation for the next 20 years, building on “the very good experience of cooperation between Iran and Russia in Syria in combating terrorism,” and expanding to “economy, politics, culture, science, technology, defense, and military spheres, as well as security and space issues.” …

    ..The bottom line is that on the JCPOA, Tehran and Moscow are in sync: “We are what they call on edge, and it could happen very quickly if the political decision is made.” (by the US) https://thesaker.is/the-sanctioned-ones-how-iran-russia-are-setting-new-rules/

    Russian oil exports to India jump 25x

    India has come under fire from the West for its continued purchases of Russian oil. However, New Delhi has rebuffed the criticism, saying those imports make up a fraction of the country’s overall needs. Authorities also said India will keep buying “cheap” Russian oil as a sudden stop could drive up costs for its consumers. Previous media reports have indicated that the world’s third-biggest oil importer was seeking Russian crude at less than $70 a barrel to compensate for additional hurdles caused by sanctions.

    https://www.rt.com/business/556345-russian-oil-exports-jump-india/

    Here is a headline, which is no surprise, but also an important point about making military deals with the US. (The whole world needs Taiwanese chip factories to stay in production.)

    Washington ‘Taking Lessons’ From Ukraine to Turn Taiwan Into Anti-China ‘Porcupine’: Report
    At the same time as Washington has encouraged Taipei to increase purchases of American-made military equipment, billions of dollars’ worth of weapons already bought and paid for remain undelivered. Last month, Defense News calculated that the US had shipped just 16 percent of the weapons Taiwan ordered in 2019, with COVID blamed for the $14.2 billion backlog, which includes F-16 fighters, replacement parts for Patriot missile systems, and other equipment. Earlier this month, Taipei announced that the US howitzers it had ordered had been “crowded out” by Ukraine. https://sputniknews.com/20220525/washington-taking-lessons-from-ukraine-to-turn-taiwan-into-anti-china-porcupine-report-1095774805.html

    #108837
    John Day
    Participant

    Russia has complex and ongoing frenemy relationships with Israel and Turkey. Right now, Syria is getting clobbered as these countries see how far they can push the bear and gain advantage while Russia is occupied in Europe.

    Israel is not the only foreign power escalating against Syria. Turkey is also attempting to take advantage of the Ukrainian conflict, which is keeping Russia busy and the US in need of all of its NATO allies.
    On May 23, Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan said that Ankara will launch a new military operation in Syria against Kurdish forces, mainly the Syrian Democratic Forces (SDF), in an effort to link up two areas already under Turkish control in the northern and northeastern regions of the country.
    Erdogan said the operation would aim to resume Turkish efforts to create a 30 kilometers “safe zone” along its border with Syria.
    SDF-held Minaq will likely be one of the main targets of any upcoming operation against the SDF, along with the towns of Tell Rifaat and Manbij in the northern Aleppo countryside and the town of Kobane in the governorate’s northeastern countryside. Several units of the Syrian Arab Army (SAA) and the Russian Military Police are present near all of these towns.
    On May 25, the Turkish military deployed massive reinforcements in the areas held by its proxies.
    On the same day, a series of Turkish artillery strikes targeted towns and villages held by the SDF in the northern Aleppo countryside, the northern Raqqa countryside and the northern countryside of al-Hasakah.
    A new operation against the SDF in Syria could boost the chances of Erdogan and his party, the Justice and Development party, in the upcoming Turkish elections in 2023.
    Overall, it appears that Syria will experience a new phase of violence this summer as regional powers are attempting to secure points in the war-torn country before the conflict in Ukraine reaches its end. https://southfront.org/israel-and-turkey-escalate-against-syria/

    “Freeing the slaves”? Russia supports African peoples in their demand for complete decolonization — Lavrov
    Russia played a leading role in the decolonization of Africa and it supports the Africans in their demand for the full liberation of the continent from colonialism, Russian Foreign Minister Sergey Lavrov said at a reception on the occasion of Africa Day for the ambassadors of African countries accredited in Russia in Moscow on Wednesday. https://tass.com/politics/1455785?utm

    In a rare show of African power and solidarity, several African member states objected to proposed International Health Regulations amendments, discussed at the World Health Assembly 75 this week – a move many believe might shake up the World Health Organization’s dominance.
    A well placed source shared: “The resolution on IHR amendments was not passed at the WHA, as African countries were concerned that there was inadequate consultation amongst member states, and the process was being rushed. Botswana read the statement on behalf of the 47 AFRO members and I was personally present.”
    Africa objects to US proposal on controversial IHR (WHO) amendments

    #108838
    John Day
    Participant

    Naomi Wolf realizes that some of us have never been speaking figuratively about mass human culling, as Pfizer-FDA communications keep revealing that the knew all along that these products were killing and sterilizing women and children and causing abortions, as well as killing and impairing all of those other people.
    Dear Friends, Sorry to Announce a Genocide
    It’s Really True: They Know they are Killing the Babies
    The truth is: I’ve been rendered almost speechless — or the literary equivalent of that — because recently I’ve had the unenviable task of trying to announce to the world that indeed, a genocide — or what I’ve called, clumsily but urgently, a “baby die-off” — is underway…
    ..And now, the babies are dying. Now scale the data from Canada, Scotland and Israel to all the vaccinated nations in the world.
    What do we do with all of this?
    Knowing as I now do, that Pfizer and the FDA knew that babies were dying and mothers’ milk discoloring by just looking at their own internal records; knowing as I do that they did not alert anyone let alone stop what they were doing, and that to this day Pfizer, the FDA and other demonic “public health” entities are pushing to MRNA-vaccinate more and more pregnant women; now that they are about to force this on women in Africa and other lower income nations who are not seeking the MRNA vaccines, per Pfizer CEO Bourla this past week at the WEF, and knowing that Pfizer is pushing and may even receive a US EUA for babies to five year olds — I must conclude that we are looking into an abyss of evil not seen since 1945.
    So I don’t know about you, but I must switch gears with this kind of unspeakable knowledge to another kind of discourse.
    https://naomiwolf.substack.com/p/dear-friends-sorry-to-announce-a?s=r

    Worse Than the Disease? Reviewing Some Possible Unintended Consequences of the mRNA Vaccines Against COVID-19
    https://dpbh.nv.gov/uploadedFiles/dpbhnvgov/content/Boards/BOH/Meetings/2021/SENEFF~1.PDF

    Determinants of COVID-19 Vaccine-Induced Myocarditis Requiring Hospitalization
    Conclusions: Among those with COVID-19 vaccine-induced myocarditis, the majority were hospitalized, and the independent predictors of hospitalization were age, male gender, positive troponin, and ST-segment elevation on the ECG. Temporal proximity of reporting to injection date and significantly higher reporting rates of cardiac troponin, electrocardiogram ST segment elevation and abnormal C-reactive proteins in young individuals (12-18) in the context of myocarditis requiring hospitalization indicate that these particular pathognomonic markers may be linked to incipient heart failure whereby the injury due to the injection is the reason for the hospitalization, and should always be measured and used as diagnostic markers for COVID-19 vaccine-induced myocarditis.
    https://zenodo.org/record/6564414#.YpOuqMPMLtR

    Kevin Barrett and Helen Buyniski, with transcript…
    So many terrorist-response and pandemic drills have “gone live”.
    Monkeypox Biowar Smoking Guns?
    An incendiary conversation with HelenOfDestroy
    https://kevinbarrett.substack.com/p/monkeypox-biowar-smoking-guns?s=r

    #108839
    John Day
    Participant

    @Chooch: Russia is de-Nazifying and de-militarizing Ukraine as long as the Nazis and military keep presenting themselves to Russian artillery. It’s a sad form of cooperation, with many middle-aged conscripts sitting in trenches in the meat-grinder.

    #108840
    Armenio Pereira
    Participant

    I remember when infections were transmitted by small critters: fleas, mosquitoes, the sort. Then came the bats, pangolins, and now monkeys. What’s next? Giraffe herpes? Whale mumps?

    #108841
    chooch
    Participant

    John,

    That’s certainly what Putin would want everyone to believe. Just changing my focal length. It appears there are Nazis being lead by war criminals on both sides.

    In Luongo recent commentary he asks, “What would you do to survive? To protect your family? Your position? Your conception of yourself? Everyone’s morality has limits.”

    When I was “doom scrolling” the other day I came across a video of a line Ukrainian soldier pinned down in a trench being fired upon by a group of Russian soldiers. All human, someone’s brother?son? father? Yet all convinced the other is less than human.

    How do you get to be that guy in trench? The ones firing upon him? The guy holding the camera? Could I have found myself in such a situation had I made different choices in my youth? Will I find myself in such a situation in the future?

    #108842
    Dr D Rich
    Participant

    “In the internal trials, there were over 42,000 adverse events and more than 1200 people died. Four of the people who died, died on the day they were injected”

    Let that last sentence sink in doctors and nurses.

    #108843

    PRIVACY, FREE WILL, AND THE WORLD WIDE WEB
    The greatest right is privacy.
    It is the one most jealously guarded by the privileged: they have it- you don’t. This is why tyrants snoop, and why the snoops must be controlled by the tyrants. It was inevitable that the State and business would merge, as business collects data (aka: your private information).
    Privacy is the right you gave up when you annexed a smart phone to your arm. It’s the one violated by “data collection”.
    It is the one most viciously attacked by the plandemic; it’s the one digital currency most threatens.

    Without privacy you can’t relax. If you can’t relax, you will be paranoid, anxious, depressed.
    The Web filled a need to associate but- unlike old-fashioned human connection which implied loyalty and discretion- Web association is not private (unless you are privileged- this is why loyalty is so strong among the privileged).

    The only solution I can see to the current situation- which is a dire as humanity has ever faced- is to detach that phone. At this juncture, you have the free will to do so- but it is fast slipping away.
    Carry it only when you need it. Turn it off until you use it. Be wary around those who won’t detach from it. Be brave, and get rid of it altogether.

    I lamented when I was required to have a credit card to do certain things. I saw what was coming. I still don’t own a smart phone, and my flip phone is now dead. The smartphone still gives carrots, which deplorables don’t deserve, so the embedded chip is coming soon. They will carry the sticks.

    The coming civil wars will be the Connected vs the Unconnected.
    Funny- it’s always been that way. It’s only the tech that has changed.

    Okay- sorry this line of thought became a bit scrambled. This is when I would normally try to condense it into a ditty. I’ll work on it.

    The extra legs are the legs of the larger horse- which is not well-drawn, as mentioned. Her horse is frothing- fix the damned bit, lady!

    #108844
    John Day
    Participant

    “Gaslighted Me With Psy-Ops”

    #108845
    willem
    Participant

    “So refusing Urals will likely sideline the refineries, perhaps permanently. Then it’s inefficient to buy in the completely wrong crude, so Europe will buy in finished petrol and diesel instead. That will backlog every other refinery on earth. China then gets the world’s biggest discount, while Europe pays 5x for what they used to get at market. With certain shortages…”

    What I’d be interested in seeing is how the next World War between The West and The Rest goes. The West and its new All Electric Military should be a smashing success.

    #108846
    zerosum
    Participant

    The whole truth and nothing but the truth (as defined by our leaders)
    freedom – privacy
    controlled, tracked, searched and surveilled
    accountability for lying
    unverified information
    sufficient evidence
    accusations
    ———-
    Its coming
    A pre-oil civilization, with no access to blubber oil
    In other words,
    All of the population increases afforded by coal, oil and fertilizers will revert to the pre-industrial status-quo
    ———-
    Some races are superior to others and its not yours.
    ———–
    …… massive human culling ……
    ———–

    #108847
    anticlimactic
    Participant

    It is now [more] obvious that the EU politicians do not serve ‘the people’. Who do they serve? Is it the WEF, the US, oligarchs like Gates or Soros, or do they expect to be personally rewarded in the future?

    If they can casually create a future where much of EU industry will fail putting millions out of work and making the coming depression even worse then they are dangerous. The EU could end up with an economy more like post-war Germany or post Soviet Russia.

    Their method is bizarre. It is like threatening to put a shopkeeper out of business but expecting the shopkeeper to keep up essential supplies until they are ‘ready’, perhaps ignoring the idea that the shopkeeper will get customers elsewhere.

    My mental image is imagining Russia and the EU as two rock-climbers. The EU is dangling from Russia on a rope, but the EU is trying to cut through the rope to ‘teach Russia a lesson’!

    #108848
    Dr D Rich
    Participant

    @chooch

    “How do you get to be that guy in trench? The ones firing upon him?”

    I recommend Keegan’s “The Face of Battle” to aid in an understanding. Battlefields were scenes of chaos, mayhem and non-fighting until psychological developments occurred in a few areas.
    A professional officer corps was developed to foster relationships among men under their command. Men will fight the hardest for their friend in the same predicament, ” a meat grinder”.

    Dehumanizing the enemy en masse. Look at Army or Marine Corps training manuals and the process of conditioning men to “see” other humans as silhouettes or inanimate objects for starters.
    All the aforementioned probably pales against the propensity of psychopaths/antisocial personality disordered ppl to self-select for the military. Perhaps to quench a desire to hunt/kill humans…. notwithstanding the concentrating effect for these traits from mass psychological screening performed on recruits and service academy applicants.

    #108849
    John Day
    Participant

    The owners can only visualize a world where they remain “the owners”.
    They have to remain upon our backs as we sink and try to swim.
    That position is bad for us.
    We can visualize many other alternatives, and take baby-steps ourselves.
    We will meet others taking baby-steps, and cooperate, and solve-problems in cooperative working groups,
    our forte’.
    What will “the owners” do if they can’t stay on our backs?

    #108850
    zerosum
    Participant

    Historically Unfair advantage – winners
    Guns against bow and arrows
    Modern precise long rage weapons, (Russia), against antique WWII weapons (Ukraine)

    #108851
    phoenixvoice
    Participant

    “ Biden is rattled by his sinking approval ratings and is looking to regain voters’ confidence that he can provide the sure-handed leadership he promised during the campaign, people close to the president say.”

    I have a very difficult time believing that Biden is mentally capable of understanding his “approval ratings,” “voters’ confidence,” or remembering any of his campaign promises. Of course, that is why it isn’t BIDEN who says these things, but rather, “people close to the president” — i.e. Biden’s handlers. Because he is a puppet with a fading mind.

    #108852

    As American dollars come “home” (becoming more and more worthless) why is the fake stock market going down?
    From comments in the Last Refuge’s jaw-dropping article, people seem frustrated that the military doesn’t step up to the plate. I was not a follower of “Q” (though I did follow Bernard Grover’s following of “Q”), but here is a post I stumbled on a while back that I found interesting. Dr. D has made allusions to some of the same ideas.
    Hope, taken with a grain of salt.

    I can’t recall the name of the outspoken French minister (?) who said people won’t willingly die, so they’ll have to be “helped”. Didn’t he also say that the western nations must be taken down first?
    That requires treacherous leadership; it just so happens that’s what the actual leadership is doing.

    #108853
    Dr D Rich
    Participant

    To get idea how inverted, paradoxical, perverted (choose your term) the perspective can be, take a look at how the “other side”, the Emptywheel crew sees the Sussman thing:

    “As to the Russian hack-and-leak, Sussmann’s team facilitated the process with a summary exhibit they included showing a selection of FBI communications pertaining to the investigation that either involve or mention Sussmann. Sussmann introduced these documents to show how obvious his ties to the Democrats would have been to the FBI, including to some people involved in the Alfa Bank investigation. A few of these communications refute specific claims Durham made, showing that meetings or communications Durham argued must relate to the Alfa Bank effort could be explained, in one case far more easily, as part of the hack-and-leak response. That is, some of these documents show that Durham was taking evidence of victimization by Russia and using it instead to argue that Sussmann was unfairly victimizing Trump.”

    I think what Wheeler means is the FBI should have known Sussman was working for the Clinton campaign and not visiting FBI Hqtrs as a private citizen as he said to FBI Baker “I’m a concerned private citizen in this matter”. And now we know why Sussman’s attorneys took this position during the trial because those lawyers knew all along that the FBI had “offices” Sussman’s employer’s building that of Perkins Coie.
    Wheeler goes on to argue like all good Wingwomen and Flying monkeys that Michsel Sussman, the man, was harmed by the alleged Alfabank, Russiagate, Trump kompromat imbroglio and not President Trump. That qualifies as Herculean effort in blame-shifting, deflection and psychological projection. Particularly she submits to the logic the FBI, the press, Durham and Trump all harmed poor Michael Sussman by not doing their jobs correctly BEFORE Sussman was ever prosecuted.

    #108854
    phoenixvoice
    Participant

    Raul – Many thanks for the Justo Gallego Martinez story. You have uplifted my day.

    #108855
    phoenixvoice
    Participant

    Renoir painting…going to have to show the 6 legged horse to my daughter who is learning to draw proportional people….

    #108856
    zerosum
    Participant

    Problems well identified. Solutions not known.

    Europe now cheats or suffers

    Refineries are very closely matched and subtly calibrated to very specific and foreseeable supply feedstocks which are also very difficult to substitute and with great uncertainty regarding the final outcome. Changing anything either on the refinery side as well as on the feedstock requires lots of time, effort, money, dedicated facilities, experimentation, mistakes, trial & error, specific expertise, risk, and most important fixed, unchanging feedstocks always complying with specs. It´s not a “plug & play” substitute.

    This means that Russia today supplies Europe with specific Urals oil that would be almost impossible to get from unknown third parties fast enough and cheap enough in enormous quantities. A very delicate and tight matching has already achieved between the European industry and reliable, vetted, well-known Russian oil vendors.

    Ref # 12 https://www.ifo.de/en/node/69417

    #108857
    phoenixvoice
    Participant

    My parents said know:
    Your words today got me to look up and notice that the smartTV was off but still connected to power. I walked over and flipped the surge protector switch that provides power to attached but turned off smart TV, computer, and Xbox. I made a mental note to remember to shut the WiFi off on the iPad I am using right now when I have finished my morning reading, and recalled my intention to eventually route my cell phone calls to my VOIP number when I am home…and then train myself to shut off the smartphone when I’m home. (Still need to find a way to get my text messages when phone is shut off.).

    For this is how we are controlled and surveilled: by giving us aids that are so convenient, sparing us the trouble of remembering or understanding technology or walking across the room to flip a switch or look through the door’s peephole. (At the beginning of the pandemic, with my children home all day, the first thing I taught them was how to use their own computers — how the file system worked, the parts of a web browser. Schools do not teach these things — they throw them at the children and expect them to pick it up. And the children do just “pick it up” but most only understand on only a very surface level — missing out on the back story — getting used by the technology as it records their every digital move — and not understanding how to make the technology their servant.) To get out of this trap requires planning, thought, and *effort*!

    #108858
    zerosum
    Participant

    Survival.
    The elites believe that they will be able to escape the kill zone of an atomic blast/energy shortfall/failing distribution network/food shortfall/pandemic/etc and survive in the ruins of the remaining civilization.

    #108859
    Professorlocknload
    Participant

    Justo,, The human spirit. Literally!

    #108860
    John Day
    Participant

    I also enjoyed the Justo Gallego Martinez story.
    Don Quixote reincarnated!

    #108861
    Farmer McGregor
    Participant

    @zerosum — “The elites believe that they will be able to escape the kill zone of an atomic blast/energy shortfall/failing distribution network/food shortfall/pandemic/etc and survive in the ruins of the remaining civilization.”

    Well said, sir. Very well said
    It does seem as if they are exactly that delusionally short-sighted. Perhaps that’s what is behind the “you will own nothing and you will be happy” schtick: the ruling elites will be served and provided for by those of us serfs (slaves) which they allow to remain alive. Hasn’t that been their plan through the entire recorded history of “civilization”?

    #108862
    Veracious Poet
    Participant

    If -Q- was a genuine “white hat” op against the #Derp-Swamp, it was utterly defeated by the blatant theft of the NOV 2020 “selections”, as was Trump…

    Moreover, if anyone thinks the 2022 mid-terms will bring back any semblance of “sanity”, they didn’t learn the lesson that the NPD mass psychosis CULT will only allow their “candidates” of importance to “win” ~ No more getting Trumped by “outsiders” for the #Derp-Swamp 😕

    Perhaps -Q- enlightened a few of the lost remnant, but it was a false hope as even with a POTUS supposedly on the “right” side, they lost control of national elections…

    How is THAT going to change, when the judiciary is packed with #Derp-Swamp koolaid swilling liars-for-hire?

    Unless I’m wrong, but who really knows?

    Render unto Caesar the things that are Caesar’s, and unto God the things that are God’s,

    Gary

    #108863

    Dr D Rich- I used to follow firedoglake back in the mid-naughties. I was sure it was where I first read moon of Alabama. I changed as the DFL was cannibalized by the DNC. To use a quote from those days: That was Clinton’s fault!”
    I’ve mentioned before that Hillary’s russiarussiarussia slur -which had the ability to get www3 going- was one of the most evil things I’ve ever seen.
    I think she’d like that. (shudder)
    Phoenix- of all the changes that have happened these last two-plus decades, the “smart phone” is the most pernicious. It’s the “national ID” that everyone hated. It’s heroin on-call. It’s a false friend and a fake brain. And they’re going to be near-impossible to eradicate. A jammer would be a handy thing- I don’t even like going to parties anymore, ’cause I’ll end up in a photo or bored stiff by a scroller.
    The day I’m told I have to carry one (or a smartwatch or get chipped), will be the day I go underground, one way or the other.

    #108864
    Veracious Poet
    Participant

    Russian energy-giant Gazprom said it has completely halted natural-gas supply to Shell under a contract that supplies the fuel to Germany, Europe’s largest economy. The move came after Shell refused to pay Gazprom in rubles.

    Gazprom made the announcement on Wednesday — a day after it cut off natural-gas supplies to the Netherlands for the same reason.

    https://www.businessinsider.com/russia-cut-natural-gas-to-germany-shell-refused-ruble-payment-2022-6

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