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Salvador Dali Remorse, or Sphinx Embedded In Sand 1931


Destroying the “Mother of All Proxy Armies” in Ukraine (Will Schryver)
The ‘Rape Russia’ Plan Backfires (VIlches)
Ukraine Military Used Nursing Home Residents as Human Shields (CTH)
Uber Broke Laws, Duped Police And Secretly Lobbied Governments (G.)
Macron At Centre Of Uber Files Investigation (EurActiv)
Former EU Digital Chief Secretly Helped Uber Lobby Rutte (G.)
J6 Committee Member Says Cipollone “Did Not Contradict” Hutchinson (Turley)
EU Climate Change Goals Will Reduce Farm Production (CTH)
WaPo, NYT Go For Biden Blood In Scathing Moment Of Honesty (ZH)
Biden’s Mental Decay (Techno Fog)
4chan Users Claim Hack of Hunter Biden’s iCloud Account (JTN)
Towards a Theory of Corona Evolution (Eugyp)
Turkey Eyes Half Of The Aegean Sea, The Islands And Crete (KTG)





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Lincoln, Putin, von Clausewitz.

Destroying the “Mother of All Proxy Armies” in Ukraine (Will Schryver)

Much as the vast majority of current western military “experts” have been fixated on conquering “territory” as a measure of progress, or the lack thereof, Lincoln’s early generals were illogically focused on the objective of “taking Richmond” – the capital of the Confederacy. This obsession dominated the strategic focus of the Union high command for most of the war. Lincoln, on the other hand – notwithstanding there is no evidence he ever read von Clausewitz – intuitively and correctly understood that it was not a city, nor any piece of territory, per se, that was the objective upon which his West Point-trained generals should focus. Rather, he repeatedly (and vainly) urged his generals to come to understand it was the destruction of the Confederate Army of Northern Virginia, commanded by General Robert E. Lee, that constituted the only valid objective of their actions.

Lincoln’s frustration with this lack of understanding on the part of his generals reached its zenith after the July 1863 Battle of Gettysburg when, despite having Lee’s defeated and demoralized army trapped on the north side of the Potomac River, Union General George Meade permitted it to escape. Lincoln was beside himself when he learned Lee had effected a crossing of the river with all his troops, and was able to regroup once again. Fortunately, in March 1864 Lincoln finally found the general he had been looking for: Ulysses S. Grant. Grant was given supreme command of the Union armies, and from that point until the end of the war he made his sole objective the engagement and destruction of Lee’s army. The subsequent series of battles became known as the Overland Campaign, with both armies maneuvering southward from one bloody engagement to the next.

Grant made several tactical errors and suffered inordinate casualties on multiple occasions. He could have even finally “taken Richmond”, and thereby secured a strategically meaningless “victory”, but he ignored the opportunity to do so. Grant’s focus never varied from its singular objective: to destroy the enemy army. He sought every chance to engage it. If he lost a particular battle, he simply disengaged momentarily, and then moved to flank the Confederates yet again, forcing another engagement of forces. This relentless series of battles and maneuvers finally culminated in Lee’s army seeking refuge in a massive complex of field fortifications and earthworks outside Petersburg, Virginia. From that point, highly accurate Union rifled artillery systematically ripped them to pieces for months, ultimately forcing Lee’s surrender, and the end of the war.

This has been precisely the Russian mentality in Ukraine. Their foremost objective, from the very beginning, as explicitly articulated by President Vladimir Putin in his historic speech of February 24, 2022, was to “demilitarize” Ukraine – to destroy its army. When the war began, the most capable, experienced, well-armed, and well-positioned Ukrainian forces were NOT in Kiev, but in the Donbass and Mariupol. They had been positioning there for months, with the ultimate objective of retaking the Donbass and Crimea – a goal never far from the minds of Ukraine’s ideological and political leaders. Indeed, they spoke of it openly and without qualification.

They strongly believed the strength of their armed forces, after eight years of preparation, had reached a point where it was capable of actually achieving that objective. Their benefactors in NATO encouraged them to believe this – for it was also NATO’s fondest dream to raise its banners over the naval base at Sevastopol, and thereby wield dominance over the entire Black Sea and the Bosporus. Pursuant to this and many other geostrategic objectives – arresting Russian resurgence foremost among them – NATO had been providing arms to Ukraine for years, and those arms shipments were expanded and accelerated dramatically in late 2021.

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“The war in the Ukraine will be short, not long.”

The ‘Rape Russia’ Plan Backfires (Vilches)

The war in the Ukraine will be short, not long. Contrary to what today´s Western casino politicians and MSM talking heads tell us to expect, come 2023 — or even before – Europeans will no longer withstand the tremendous burden that their ´Russian sanctions´ bear upon themselves, not Russia. European public opinion has become ever louder and impatient in this respect and EU politicians are getting cold feet without any solution at hand, just babble. No plan, none, no foresight… only incongruent foolish G-7 ideas such as establishing a buyer´s price cap cartel for oil & gas in a seller´s market which will never get to see the light of day. And despite some minor losses, these sanctions will continue to leave the Russian Federation basically unscathed and just collecting ever-larger revenues – due to higher induced prices — for smaller volumes of exports delivered.

This benefits Russia in two ways (a) getting paid more by producing less while saving the difference for future sales (b) it allows to finance Russia´s attrition-war strategy forever while Europeans will very soon crawl and beg for a solution to their own unbearable “Russian sanctions”. NATO knows this. So another possibility is that the necessarily short Ukraine war goes nuclear, be it because there is no other way for NATO to possibly win or because Russia is once again forced to attack due to constantly-repeated large-caliber direct NATO-orchestrated threats. More on both possibilities later, and even a third regarding Europe´s further vassalization and possible rape. Either way, any way – it´s worth repeating – the Ukraine war will be short. And even the Davos crowd – after dragging its feet for way too long — has finally accepted that the West is now losing and that Russia is winning in all fronts.

Be it militarily, geo-politically, strategically, financially, economics or logistics… despite all forecasts and plans made, Russia was better at it and today is obviously defeating NATO all around. True enough, today Russia does not fully control world food supplies nor all of the world´s energy, but in that respect, Russia does hold a “unique, essential and indispensable” role – sounds familiar, doesn´t it? – better than anyone around, surely regarding Europe today, correct? And concerning the control of the very last factor of this essential trifecta, namely money, well it’s definitely a Russian + Chinese + BRICS “work-in-progress” project with a complete 180 degrees re-definition of what “real money” shall be while de-throning today´s be-all and end-all petro-dollar. This would plain do away with SWIFT + Bretton Nothing + the all-American softie jazz such as the Federal Reserve which is as “Federal” as Federal Express and has zero “reserves” of anything, just legions of un-funded liabilities and un-payable debts plus piles of worthless electronic bits and bytes.

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“The Ukrainians placed those people in a situation which was a killing zone. And you can’t do that.”

Ukraine Military Used Nursing Home Residents as Human Shields (CTH)

A quietly released study from the U.N. Human Rights Commissioner [See Here pdf] looking into allegations of war crimes conducted during the Ukraine -vs- Russia conflict, specifically looked into allegations of Russian military targeting a nursing home facility in the eastern region of Luhansk. What the UN investigation revealed was that Ukraine military soldiers had intentionally used the nursing home as an active base to launch military strikes against Russian forces. The Associated Press was forced to reveal, “Ukraine’s armed forces bear a large, and perhaps equal, share of the blame for what happened in Stara Krasnyanka, which is about 580 kilometers (360 miles) southeast of Kyiv. A few days before the attack, Ukrainian soldiers took up positions inside the nursing home, effectively making the building a target.”

The issue of the Ukraine military, intentionally and with purposeful forethought, using civilian locations to embed their military units, highlights the inherent dangers associated with western propaganda during the conflict. In fact, the effort to create civilian casualties seems more purposeful as a strategy to gain western media support and create stories that can be used to advance sympathy toward Ukraine, even if it means putting their own civilians in harm’s way. (Via AP) […] ” The report by the U.N.’s Office of the High Commissioner for Human Rights doesn’t conclude the Ukrainian soldiers or the Russian troops committed a war crime. But it said the battle at the Stara Krasnyanka nursing home is emblematic of the human rights office’s concerns over the potential use of “human shields” to prevent military operations in certain areas.

The aftermath of the attack on the Stara Krasnyanka home also provides a window into how both Russia and Ukraine move quickly to set the narrative for how events are unfolding on the ground — even when those events may still be shrouded by the fog of war. For Ukraine, maintaining the upper hand in the fight for hearts and minds helps to ensure the continued flow of billions of dollars in Western military and humanitarian aid. […] David Crane, a former Defense Department official and a veteran of numerous international war crime investigations, said the Ukrainian forces may have violated the laws of armed conflict by not evacuating the nursing home’s residents and staff. “The bottom-line rule is that civilians cannot intentionally be targeted. Period. For whatever reason,” Crane said. “The Ukrainians placed those people in a situation which was a killing zone. And you can’t do that.”

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It’s a crying shame that these leaked files come through the Guardian, since this is what Julian Assange does best. But even then. This should be the end of the careers of Macron, Rutte and lots of others. Thing is, it won’t be. Because the system has rotted along with these people.

Uber Broke Laws, Duped Police And Secretly Lobbied Governments (G.)

A leaked trove of confidential files has revealed the inside story of how the tech giant Uber flouted laws, duped police, exploited violence against drivers and secretly lobbied governments during its aggressive global expansion. The unprecedented leak to the Guardian of more than 124,000 documents – known as the Uber files – lays bare the ethically questionable practices that fuelled the company’s transformation into one of Silicon Valley’s most famous exports. The leak spans a five-year period when Uber was run by its co-founder Travis Kalanick, who tried to force the cab-hailing service into cities around the world, even if that meant breaching laws and taxi regulations. During the fierce global backlash, the data shows how Uber tried to shore up support by discreetly courting prime ministers, presidents, billionaires, oligarchs and media barons.

Leaked messages suggest Uber executives were at the same time under no illusions about the company’s law-breaking, with one executive joking they had become “pirates” and another conceding: “We’re just fucking illegal.” The cache of files, which span 2013 to 2017, includes more than 83,000 emails, iMessages and WhatsApp messages, including often frank and unvarnished communications between Kalanick and his top team of executives. In one exchange, Kalanick dismissed concerns from other executives that sending Uber drivers to a protest in France put them at risk of violence from angry opponents in the taxi industry. “I think it’s worth it,” he shot back. “Violence guarantee[s] success.” In a statement, Kalanick’s spokesperson said he “never suggested that Uber should take advantage of violence at the expense of driver safety” and any suggestion he was involved in such activity would be completely false.

The leak also contains texts between Kalanick and Emmanuel Macron, who secretly helped the company in France when he was economy minister, allowing Uber frequent and direct access to him and his staff. Macron, the French president, appears to have gone to extraordinary lengths to help Uber, even telling the company he had brokered a secret “deal” with its opponents in the French cabinet. Privately, Uber executives expressed barely disguised disdain for other elected officials who were who were less receptive to the company’s business model. After the German chancellor, Olaf Scholz, who was mayor of Hamburg at the time, pushed back against Uber lobbyists and insisted on paying drivers a minimum wage, an executive told colleagues he was “a real comedian”.

When the then US vice-president, Joe Biden, a supporter of Uber at the time, was late to a meeting with the company at the World Economic Forum at Davos, Kalanick texted a colleague: “I’ve had my people let him know that every minute late he is, is one less minute he will have with me.”

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It smells of WEF here.

Macron At Centre Of Uber Files Investigation (EurActiv)

French President Emmanuel Macron backed the economic development of US company Uber in France and signed a secret “deal” when he was economy minister between 2014 to 2016, an international media investigation known as the “Uber Files” published on Sunday reveals. The investigation is based on 124,000 confidential internal Uber documents leaked to the UK newspaper The Guardian. Forty other international newspapers, including French newspaper Le Monde and the International Consortium of Investigative Journalists (ICIJ), also took part in the analysis of documents. According to the investigation, Macron signed a secret “deal” with Uber to “make France work for Uber so that Uber can work in and for France,” which Le Monde called a “simple exchange”.

He did so when tensions between taxi and ride-sharing companies were at an all-time high in the country. Macron promised “a drastic simplification of the legal requirements” to obtain a ride-sharing licence following French courts’ decision to deem UberPop, one of the car-hailing company’s European brands, illegal in 2015 after lawmakers adopted the so-called Taxi Law, Le Monde reported. Macron went so far as to “almost apologise” to Uber after lawmakers adopted the bill, according to an internal Uber memo seen by Le Monde. According to the international investigation, Macron intervened on behalf of Uber while the French anti-fraud authority investigated Uber’s business practices and model. Macron is also said to have suggested to Uber “to prepare bill amendments ahead of time” that he would then transfer to MP allies.

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The EU should sue her. It won’t.

Former EU Digital Chief Secretly Helped Uber Lobby Rutte (G.)

The European Commission is facing calls to launch an inquiry into its former vice-president Neelie Kroes, after leaked files suggested she secretly helped Uber lobby the Netherlands prime minister, Mark Rutte, and a string of other national Dutch politicians. Uber considered its relationship with Kroes so sensitive that the company’s top European lobbyist repeatedly instructed colleagues to keep it hidden, warning in 2015 that it was “highly confidential and should not be discussed outside this group”. Kroes says she did nothing wrong, adding that her role as a special envoy for tech companies meant it was her job to speak to politicians about nascent firms in the sector. But transparency experts said the covert help Kroes seemingly provided the cab-hailing app – which was under criminal investigation in the Netherlands at that time – may have breached EU ethics rules.

“This case should be urgently investigated so that lessons can be learned,” said Vicky Cann, at the Corporate Europe Observatory, a Brussels NGO that monitors lobbying. The details of Kroes secretly assisting the California tech group are contained within the Uber files, a hoard of 124,000 records leaked to the Guardian and shared with the International Consortium of Investigative Journalists and media partners in 30 countries. The data appears to show Kroes, who had been the EU’s top official on internet policy, offering to arrange a series of meetings for Uber during her 18-month “cooling-off period” after leaving the commission. The cooling-off period aims to reduce conflicts of interest by restricting the jobs commissioners can take once they have stepped down. In Kroes’s case it ran from November 2014 until May 2016, when it was announced she was joining Uber’s public policy advisory board.

For this, she was paid $200,000 a year, the documents suggest. Despite a commission ban on taking that role before May 2016, Kroes spoke to Dutch government ministers about Uber and offered to set up talks with senior EU officials, according to the leaked files. And when Uber’s Amsterdam headquarters were raided by police in the spring of 2015, Kroes called Dutch government ministers to get regulators to “back off” as she “harassed” a top civil servant, internal Uber emails claim. Uber’s desire to have Kroes onboard was understandable. She was one of the EU’s most powerful policymakers, and a fan of the cab-hailing service. As a serving commissioner in April 2014, Kroes put her name to a strident blogpost attacking a decision by a Brussels court to ban the app, describing the move as “crazy” and designed to protect “a taxi cartel”.

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But the head of the Oath Keepers is even more interesting. He “has offered to testify, an extraordinary move since he is facing criminal charges.”

J6 Committee Member Says Cipollone “Did Not Contradict” Hutchinson (Turley)

There is a new controversy over the alleged bias of the J6 Committee and the extreme measures used to avoid alternative or conflicting accounts. On Friday, Rep. Zoe Lofgren (D-Calif.), a member of the House select committee, declared that former Trump White House counsel Pat Cipollone “did not contradict” the testimony of previous witnesses like Cassidy Hutchinson. However, the New York Times is reporting that he was not asked about statements that the Committee knew he would contradict. The controversy comes at a time when the head of the Oath Keepers has offered to testify, an extraordinary move since he is facing criminal charges.

However, he has one big demand: it must be live and in public. In other words, it cannot be edited or tailored by the Committee. Lofgren told CNN’s Wolf Blitzer “Mr. Cipollone did appear voluntarily and answer a whole variety of questions. He did not contradict the testimony of other witnesses. And I think we did learn a few things, which we will be rolling out in the hearings to come.” The contradictions with Hutchinson are important after other witnesses contesting her account on the most sensational points. This brings us back to the offer of Stewart Rhodes to testify live. That is an extraordinary offer for a criminal defendant. No(w) defense lawyer (including this one) would support such an appearance before a criminal trial.

If the Committee is truly interested in getting to the truth, why wouldn’t it hold an open hearing. It has suggested that Trump was in collusion or a conspiracy with this group. It also alleged that the Oath Keepers came to Washington to commit an armed insurrection. We could now, for the first time, hear from one of the leaders of the two groups on that very subject. It would ideally allow him to make an opening statement and offer a full account on whether he coordinated with anyone in the White House on January 6th. If Rhodes is willing to take this risk, the Committee should be willing to give up control over what the public can see and hear in the J6 investigation.

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“Supposed massive protest action in the Netherlands today turned out to be a hoax, to pull police officers out all across the country and further demoralize them. Meanwhile, farmers were able to stay home and maintain their farms so that they can continue through the week.”

EU Climate Change Goals Will Reduce Farm Production (CTH)

It’s not just Netherlands Prime Minister Mark Rutte pushing the agenda, in 2020 Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau gave an identical outline, with an identical timeline, for the exact same process [SEE HERE]. The collective WEF political leaders are all singing from the same hymnal. In this discussion and interview segment, the spokesperson for Netherlands, Agricultural and Horticultural Organization Wytse Sonnema, outlines why there is such a broad sense of “frustration, anger, even despair” amongst farmers amid proposals for nitrogen reduction target plans. This will be coming to North America soon.

[..] It is a simple matter of math that if North American and European farmers are forced by climate policy to reduce their food production, there will be a shortage of food. There will be a significant gap between the food needed and the new climate driven limits on commercial food production. This intentional curtailing of food production, that creates the purposeful shortage of food, is where Bill Gates, the WEF and the synthetic meat and bugs for food advocates enter the picture. It appears the plan is to replace the missing global calories by changing the food supply. Changing what and how people eat. Lab grown (synthetic) meat, nut/soy milk to replace dairy and bugs being used as replacements for protein sources are three approaches advocated by the climate change advocates that you are likely familiar with.

However, as we saw in the pandemic response to food consumption, there is going to be a massive problem as the WEF attempts to shift food delivery within their Great Reset. Think of the United States like a massive global farm and in this context the parallels between the U.S. and the Netherlands are quite remarkable. Specifically, because of advancements in farming over the past two decades the United States food production has increased massively. The same is true for North America as a whole with Mexico and Canada included. Industrial farming advancements have made it possible to export billions of tons of food every year from our farms in North America to the rest of the world.

The Dutch farmers are like the U.S. farmers in their high productivity. In fact, the Netherlands is the second biggest agriculture and food exporter in the world. Even with a small population of 17 million people, the Netherlands has consistently been among the top contenders in the food export market {LINK}. The reason is simple, they are good at it. Dutch farmers, like American farmers, are excellent at producing food. The Netherlands is one of the largest countries in the world when it comes to the export of agricultural goods such as meat, dairy, eggs, vegetables, and fruit. Unfortunately, this is why the climate change activists in the World Economic Forum have targeted them.

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“The New York Times and Washington Post suddenly discover that Biden is old and frail on the exact same day.”

WaPo, NYT Go For Biden Blood In Scathing Moment Of Honesty (ZH)

Over the past month or so, mainstream media has overtly abandoned President Biden – the man they relentlessly shilled for during the 2020 election as the establishment went to extreme measures to unseat Donald Trump. After months of gentile distancing, the media’s come-to-Jesus finally happened after the White House ‘botched’ the response to the Supreme Court overturning Roe v. Wade. CNN published an article last Wednesday titled: “After string of Supreme Court setbacks, Democrats wonder whether Biden White House is capable of urgency moment demands.” Ouch! “Rudderless, aimless and hopeless” is how one member of Congress described the White House. Two dozen leading Democratic politicians and operatives, as well as several within the West Wing, tell CNN they feel this goes deeper than questions of ideology and posture. Instead, they say, it gets to questions of basic management.” -CNN

Fast forward to Saturday, and both the New York Times and the Washington Post have taken serious shots at Biden. The Post built on CNN’s article – slamming the White House’s “struggle to respond” to the abortion ruling, writing that “Many Democrats were dismayed by his slow-footed response.” ” For many Democrats, however, it was too little and too late — just one more example over the two weeks in which Biden and his team struggled to come up with a muscular plan of action on abortion rights, even though the Supreme Court ruling had been presaged two months earlier with the leak of a draft opinion.” -WaPo The New York Times straight-up suggested Biden is too old to govern – writing that his team ‘delayed his Middle East trip so the 79-year-old president would have more time to rest’ following last month’s Europe/NATO meetings.

Some excerpts: “managing the schedule of the oldest president in American history presents distinct challenges.” “Polls show many Americans consider Mr. Biden too old, and some Democratic strategists do not think he should run again.” “They acknowledged Mr. Biden looks older than just a few years ago…” “His energy level, while impressive for a man of his age, is not what it was, and some aides quietly watch out for him. He often shuffles when he walks, and aides worry he will trip on a wire. He stumbles over words during public events, and they hold their breath to see if he makes it to the end without a gaffe.” “His speeches can be flat and listless. He sometimes loses his train of thought, has trouble summoning names or appears momentarily confused. More than once, he has promoted Vice President Kamala Harris, calling her “President Harris.””

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“The New York Times has found experts that “put Mr. Biden in a category of ‘super-agers’ who remain unusually fit as they advance in years.”

Biden’s Mental Decay (Techno Fog)

One can imagine the emergency meeting of White House Press Secretary Karine Jean-Pierre, et al. They’re already dealing with record inflation, a tanking stock market, and the economy on a verge of a recession. What do they say to that? They claim the US is “stronger economically than we have been in history,” And now they’re left with this mess to clean up. They’re probably thankful, in a way. Another Biden public screw-up is a welcome relief compared to addressing formula shortages. They’ve handled his gaffes before. To the rescue was Assistant White House Press Secretary Emilie Simons to cover for her boss. She falsified Biden’s statement, begging the public to ignore the words from Biden’s mouth. @EmilieSimons46: “No. He said, “let me repeat that line.”

The official White House website has doubled-down on the denial of reality, making up words that were never said to protect a President who may not be able to remember what he had for breakfast. This isn’t Biden’s first public embarrassment, and it certainly won’t be his last. Those who have been paying close attention know they’re a regular occurrence. There will be another one in a few days. His public appearances are, for the most part, heavily scripted and before a friendly audience. Say a few words and talk to some folks before making an exit. And President Biden isn’t up to the challenge, vanquished by the easiest parts of his presidency.

[..] The troubling thing is that most of the presidency is off-script. How do you address inflation and families being priced-out of groceries when you struggle through a press conference? How do you formulate a strategy about China or Russia when you rely on a cheat sheet for a 5-minute meeting? Make no mistake, Biden’s senility is one of the biggest stories in the world. The media’s silence on this matter is telling. Never before has the press tried to so hard to ignore so big a story (I venture this is bigger than Hunter’s laptop), as they’re afraid of what a correct assessment of Biden’s facilities might reveal. Ask whether Dementia-in-Chief is a threat to national security or economic recovery.

Also revealing is the media’s attempts to explain-away or otherwise repackage Biden’s mental and physical deficiencies. Peter Baker, writing for The New York Times, says Biden’s “age has increasingly become an uncomfortable issue for him, his team and his party.” Of course, Biden’s age isn’t the issue per se – it’s Biden’s mind. “Age” is just The New York Times’ way of being polite, of serving the Biden Administration. [..] But – if you have any concerns about Biden’s health or acuity – don’t worry. The New York Times has found experts that “put Mr. Biden in a category of ‘super-agers’ who remain unusually fit as they advance in years.”

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How much longer does Joe have?

4chan Users Claim Hack of Hunter Biden’s iCloud Account (JTN)

A trove of alleged messages and photos from Hunter Biden’s phone was posted by users of the website 4chan on Saturday night after they claimed to have hacked the first son’s iCloud account. Moderators on 4chan quickly removed the content, The Washington Examiner reported, but users keep reposting the materials on the anonymous image board. The content could not be verified by Just the News, but 4chan users posted alleged images of text messages involving drug use, money transfers, guns and even a screenshot of what appears to be President Joe Biden’s personal phone number, under the contact “Pedo Peter.” One user even posted Hunter Biden’s allegedly inappropriate search history. “4chan has already created torrents for the Hunter Biden iPhone and iCloud backups and are now seeding them.

That means even if 4chan gets shut down the copies will still be out there,” Human Events Senior Editor Jack Posobiec wrote on Twitter shortly after the reported leak. “The Anarchist Handbook” author Michael Malice wrote: “The #4chan Hunter Biden dox sure reminds me, a dinosaur, of how @DRUDGE became a household name reporting on Monica Lewinsky while the corporate press was trying to look the other way (and then twisted themselves in pretzels wondering whether and how to acknowledge him). “I dont know how the corporate press, which reduces Pride month to mimosas, kissing and walking around shirtless, is going to report on Hunter having his Dad stored in his contacts as Pedo Peter. There’s too much there for them to integrate it into their narrative,” he said.

“Can we talk about how Biden is polling as the least popular president of all time and also that his son refers to him as Pedo Peter?” The Post Millennial’s Ian Miles Cheong said on Twitter. The alleged nickname “Pedo Peter” comes after Joe Biden asked his son to call him using the pseudonym “Peter Henderson,” a fictional KGB spy in Tom Clancy novels, The New York Post reported. The leak comes shortly after a leaked video from Hunter Biden’s laptop allegedly shows him smoking and drinking naked at a detox program after asking his father for money to help him pay for rehab.

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“As soon as we imposed lockdowns and started testing everybody, though, mortality spiked.”

Towards a Theory of Corona Evolution (Eugyp)

Remember that SARS-2 arrived in Europe no later than November 2019, and in America no later than December 2019. The West saw multiple months of community Corona transmission, in other words, without anybody noticing that anything was amiss. Hospitals remained as empty or as full as ever. As soon as we imposed lockdowns and started testing everybody, though, mortality spiked. These containment procedures involved nothing so much as identifying Corona patients and putting as many of them as possible in environments favouring attendant-borne transmission – from Corona testing centres to hospitals. And as the mass containment regime continued through 2021, SARS-2 began evolving towards greater virulence, as nosocomial and nursing home infections came to dominate the case statistics almost everywhere.

Omicron, whatever its origins, broke this dynamic. Unlike prior SARS-2 lineages, this is a classic direct-contact respiratory pathogen. With the advent of Omicron, Corona no longer spreads preferentially in healthcare institutions, and behaves much more like a mild flu or the common cold, with an emphasis on keeping its hosts healthy and mobile. The worst thing we could do, from an evolutionary perspective, is continue the mass containment regime. We want to keep SARS-2 circulating via direct contact in the community. All such respiratory viruses, despite their stark differences, have been subject to the same convergent evolution, with remarkably similar effects on their human hosts. We must stop intervening in matters we don’t understand, or we’ll just continue our recent history, of always making everything worse.

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Time for NATO to act.

Turkey Eyes Half Of The Aegean Sea, The Islands And Crete (KTG)

Talking about state extremism: Turkey wants half of the Aegean Sea including all islands in the East, the whole Dodecanese as well as the island of Crete. Erdogan’s government partner, far-right nationalist Devlet Bahceli (MHP) presented on Saturday a map of Turkey’s revisionist plan called “Blue Motherland” extended to a new extreme. The presentation took place at the headquarters of terrorist, neo-fascist organization “Grey Wolves“, the militant wing of Behceli’s “Nationalist Movemnt Party” (MHP). The map was presented to the party leader by the Grey Wolves president Ahmet Yigit Yildirim as a …gift.. Islands of the North, Eastern and South Aegean such as Lesvos, Chios all of the Dodecanese including Rhodes as well as the whole island of Crete are marked ‘red’ as the whole of Turkey.

The President of the fascist Grey Wolves org Yildirim presents to his leader ultranationalist Bahceli partner of Erdogan’s Govt, a new map expanding further the claims of Turkey on Greece’ s land & seas It presents eastern Aegean islands, sea & Crete as Turkish!

It should be noted that Bahceli has often threatened to go to the extreme regarding Greece. It should also recall that president Recep Tayyip Erdogan presented Turkey’s plan called “Blue Motherland” in September 2019. [..] Commenting on the map, Greece’s diplomatic sources said that “the public presentation of a map by top officials of the party that is a government ally in Turkey and which depicts Greek territory as Turkish, is a particularly aggressive and provocative action and is absolutely condemnable.” “Unfortunately, it is part of the escalation of extreme rhetoric from Turkey that we witness on a daily basis. We expect the immediate categorical and public disapproval of this unacceptable act of questioning the territorial sovereignty of our country,”. the diplomatic sources stressed.

A few hours earlier, Turkey’s Defense Minister Hulusi Akar had fired new threats against Greece saying that “Ankara has a plan to defend its rights and interests in the Aegean, the Eastern Mediterranean and Cyprus, which it will implement in different phases and stages.” “We will not allow our rights to be trampled upon, nor will we allow them to be done away with. We repeat this. This is what our president said. We’re not kidding. Do not attempt any adventure like spoiled brats, relying on others. Come like people let’s sit down and talk,” Akar said.

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George Webb “We told you Ukraine, #Kolomoisky, and puppet #Zelensky were going to go Bank of International Settlements on the west for the shakedown for “reconstruction” funds. Now the proof. $750B!”







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    [See the full post at: Debt Rattle July 11 2022]


    “And thus it renders more and more evident the great central fact that the cause of the miserable condition of the working class is to be sought, not in these minor grievances, but in the capitalistic system itself.” Friedrich Engels, The Condition of the Working Class in England (1845) (preface to the English Edition, p.36)

    The IMF and World Bank have for decades pushed a policy agenda based on cuts to public services, increases in taxes paid by the poorest and moves to undermine labour rights and protections.

    IMF ‘structural adjustment’ policies have resulted in 52% of Africans lacking access to healthcare and 83% having no safety nets to fall back on if they lose their job or become sick. Even the IMF has shown that neoliberal policies fuel poverty and inequality.

    In 2021, an Oxfam review of IMF COVID-19 loans showed that 33 African countries were encouraged to pursue austerity policies. The world’s poorest countries are due to pay $43 billion in debt repayments in 2022, which could otherwise cover the costs of their food imports.

    Oxfam and Development Finance International (DFI) have also revealed that 43 out of 55 African Union member states face public expenditure cuts totalling $183 billion over the next five years.

    According to Prof Michel Chossudovsky of the Centre for Research on Globalization, the closure of the world economy (March 11, 2020 Lockdown imposed on more than 190 countries) has triggered an unprecedented process of global indebtedness. Governments are now under the control of global creditors in the post-COVID era.

    What we are seeing is a de facto privatisation of the state as governments capitulate to the needs of Western financial institutions.

    Moreover, these debts are largely dollar-denominated, helping to strengthen the US dollar and US leverage over countries.

    It raises the question: what was COVID really about?


    Mister Roboto

    Every time I read something about Hunter Biden in the media, I’m like, “How the blazes does somebody end up being like that???”


    “How the blazes does somebody end up being like that???”

    Having an extremely weak minded father goes a long way.

    Dr. D

    Posting broken again. Vanishes, then says it’s posted.

    “Army General Suspended Over Tweet To Jill Biden: “Glad You Finally Know What A Woman Is”

    They say this is “mocking.” Huh? How do they know he wasn’t being serious. I mean, I’m being serious. Is it normal for people to not know, then know, then not know things? Pretty odd. I’m not kidding at all, I’m dead serious: so you know what a woman is now, one day after not knowing? I’m curious and interested how that is, not mocking you at all.

    “’Rationality Itself Is Under Attack’: CEO of the Babylon Bee”

    Is that a joke? Because they keep fact checking the Babylon Bee. If so, I presume CNN and the fact checkers believe it’s a real news site.

    “New York Times announced another crash. In a story entitled, “Cryptocurrencies Melt Down in a ‘Perfect Storm’ of Fear and Panic,” –Taibbi

    Yay! Bitcoin Obits, 12 years in a row. Yup, now that it’s the national currency in two (three?) places, and settles trade for Russia, Uruguay, and Iran; now that it’s trading on the Comex, Samsung is a billion into Theta, and Microsoft is several billion dollars deep in ETH programming, and XRP is owned and programmed by the major Western banks, NOW it’s going away. Cuz: “this time it’s different!”

    NY Times: “Trust me! When have we ever been wrong?”

    “Coinbase is the largest cryptocurrency trading platform in the United States. When a customer stores cryptocurrency in a Coinbase wallet, those funds in theory can only be accessed with a cryptography-protected key, making it, again in theory, the unique property of the customer.” –Taibbi

    You are kidding, right? Like bank account and stock account, those coins are obviously property of the exchange. That’s not shady or unusual. It’s the most usual. Just like gold in your possession vs gold in a Swiss bank. They do different things, and one of the two things involves trust and lawsuits in case of bankruptcy.

    “This type of protection is supposedly what’s at the heart of the crypto revolution”

    Yet everyday smart people like Taibbi, Shiff, Holter say these things without asking, or presumably being told many times, without listening. It’s not that it isn’t a problem, but let’s just be honest about what tools can do and don’t do. Let me say it again: GET YOUR OWN COINS. DO YOUR TRANSACTIONS ON THE BLOCKCHAIN.


    Leave Joe Biden Alone!

    Is that why they won’t leave him alone?

    “How can doctors be so sure they are safe over the long-term since they are novel EUA with no long-term followup studies?”

    Magic! I mean, Science! What do you mean they’re not the same thing? Is the sale of Fauci candles down this week?

    The ‘Rape Russia’ Plan Backfires (Vilches) The war in the Ukraine will be short, not long.”

    It’s over already, which is why I’ve turned to looking at Europe, the winter, and the next step. NATO-Russia part II? Financial collapse?

    It’s been floated that the present example isn’t the 70s or 30s, it’s a much unknown Panic of 1893. Wiki has a very poor, almost useless article on it. https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Panic_of_1893
    What are the keys? No rule of law. Relentless, unstable stock and business expansion, until bubbled beyond any plausible support, in railways, for instance. At that point of immense over-leverage, Barings Bank invested in Argentina. However, poor crops meant they didn’t come through. As forever in history, Barings then attempted a political coup but this also failed. Anyone want to ask why/how banks get to arrange coups and pick governments for hundreds of years? And why we deny this happens even now in an age with the IMF and “Economic Hit Man” published widely?

    What else? The bubble depended on high commodity prices, and that changed to low. The money depended on high silver prices, and that changed to low. Wizard of Oz and the Cross of Gold. These were being held up with sheer force of governments, in the U.S., forcing the national purchase of silver to levitate prices and make a few miners rich.

    In this structure, the “Panic” was not on stocks as the article says. Yes stocks failed, businesses failed, commodities failed causing immense hardship in a farming-mining-steelworking economy. But the failure was really confidence in National Governments. Why? Because like Sri Lanka, the national government had used all their power holding back the tide. They were stopping the cycles of history. Commodities high? Are you nuts? In 1870 sure, there were fields left to plant, and only rough means to get it to market. But you’re going to keep it high with railroads in every town, agri-tech increasing yields and production for decades? Silver is high? Sure, but what happens if as happened, we find more silver mines than the Incas, and have mined enough coinage to support the nation for 30 years? Do you go find another planet to mint coins for?

    Does this sound familiar? because it’s the same/mirror of today. All planet now requires LOW commodities — especially oil — or the entire economic system blows up. The governments have stopped the normal tide from a decade back and refuse to allow them to rise – because of the explosion – and artificially low prices = no production = worldwide shortages. Silver’s price is approaching zero, and like 1890 has been held so for decades. Gold is double the 1980 high, silver is half that, a 4x difference. All other commodities are many multiples of these two, as you can tell from any trip to WalMart. Wouldn’t you love houses, cars, eggs, steak to be ONLY 2x the 1980 price? Bacon, $1.69, Milk, $1.59, Margarine and Bread, 50c. Pork and Bean, 40c. Do you see how ridiculous this is?

    Not only is silver possibly the most undervalued commodity in world history, in mirror of 1893, there isn’t any. None. There are essentially zero silver-only mines, and almost all silver is a byproduct, usually of copper. Copper was $1 or half that in 1980, it’s $3.50 now. Not only that, silver is used in everything. All our modern batteries, electronics, solar panels.

    Now WHY is it so low, constantly below production costs? Like other commodities, wheat, milk, to make cities happy, the government – the Silver Users Group – have paid government to rig the prices down. So simple cartel bribery to commit ceaseless felonies. This has been charged, admitted, and paid many times – as much as a Billion dollars last time – but the felonies continue larger each week.

    So what can break it? Or what would breaking it mean? Since the full force of government is placed on these few actions: commodities, silver, then breaking it means breaking government control. And vice versa, IF it were to break, it would mean that (Western) Governments have generally LOST control. In a world where that control is the foundation of all national currencies, I.e, the dollar. That is, then the dollar would “collapse” and have to be replaced. In 1893, that was DEFLATION, not inflation. That can still happen, as it’s the “Synthetic Dollar Short Position” — not us, but the whole WORLD needs US$ to pay debts. If not, the debts default, Depression. If people die, Deflation. If housing falls because it’s 10x income, Deflation.

    Anything else?

    This was the height of the Gilded Age. Idiotic shows of wealth and income disparities were at a world high, never surpassed until 2008. The party was the Republicans, leading this prosperity. The collapse happened immediately on the Democrats taking power, and the backlash was such that they lost all government for 40 years.

    And the collapse which spread worldwide happened when the “West”, that is, London, the Anglos, and their banks, attempted to increase their power to forestall their collapse by instigating a coup and conquest in an otherwise non-vital country. Just like Ukraine.

    Now can you see why this is similar, and if you were a White Hat of Republican leaning you might browse the history books for a template that would win?

    I don’t see how commodities can be prevented from rising this time. I mean, they have, but only to cause government-collapsing shortages and government-collapsing discrediting of Parliaments. It’s hard to see, in a world where governments lose confidence, that national currency could possibly stay stable and not inflate. With 150% Debt-to-Income ratios and no Industries. And inflate against what? Silver and gold. All the gold mined is probably somewhere, but silver? If silver rises, and therefore the people buy into it having no other trading market going up, how do you fill the demand? They themselves shut down every silver mine on earth and we still need it for industry. Government currencies it seems would find a loss of faith and people would rotate into something non-government, and with too-high stocks, non-stock and possibly non-real estate too.

    That’s what a “Panic” is.

    In good news, the economy, being an ecosystem not a machine, has little trouble creating a new equilibrium in just 4 years. However, it ruins and chucks out everyone made rich by the previous structure and leaves scorched ground for the new. Because they are powerless, and new power isn’t built yet, they people aren’t being sapped and enslaved for a bit and this is a boom for the people and their ideas, inventions, and improvements, as it was from 1890-1929, probably the highest point for humanity on earth so far.

    It’s a structure, and you can feel the shadows arranging for it. But will it actually happen? No one knows.

    Dr. D

    “Ukraine Military Used Nursing Home Residents as Human Shields (CTH)”

    We don’t use them as shields. We just kill nursing home residents daily for spending money in the United States. Everyone is fine with it, so it’s little wonder when we train others they would murder civilians and nursing home residents for some actual reason elsewhere.

    “the Ukraine military, intentionally and with purposeful forethought, using civilian locations to embed their military units,”

    Yes. However, note these are industrial buildings with parking and facilities. You expected they should take up in a 2-bedroom house or a garden shed? If like the hospital they close it and remove the civilians, the papers and UN should be honest about it. But there is no truth in them. If they didn’t lie, it would probably burn their mouths.

    “Uber Broke Laws, Duped Police and Secretly Lobbied Governments (G.)”

    We know it. It’s been reported hundreds of times, but neither the people nor the governments care, loving corruption too much. Or too widespread. Or atm, too powerful, so no matter if you catch a top pedophile selling girls to princes and presidents, nothing happens. Protecting every list, every insider, every corporation, every secret, the old “rally round” of “The secret handshake and the old school tie.”

    “When one voice rules the nation
    Just because they’re top of the pile
    Doesn’t mean their vision is the clearest
    The voices of the people
    Are falling on deaf ears
    Our politicians all become careerists

    They must declare their interests
    But not their company cars
    Is there more to a seat in parliament
    Than sitting on your arse
    And the best of all this bad bunch
    Is shouting to be heard
    Above the sound of ideologies clashing

    Outside the patient millions
    Who put them into power
    Expect a little more back for their taxes
    Like school books, beds in hospitals
    And peace in our bloody time
    All they get is old men grinding axes

    Who’ve built their private fortunes
    On the things they can rely
    The courts, the secret handshake
    The Stock Exchange and the old school tie
    For God and Queen and Country
    All things they justify
    Above the sound of ideologies clashing

    God bless the civil service
    The nations saving grace
    While we expect democracy
    They’re laughing in our face
    And although our cries get louder
    The laughter gets louder still
    Above the sound of ideologies clashing” – Billy Bragg, 40 years ago.
    Special shout out to Boris on this one.

    “the Oath Keepers came to Washington to commit an armed insurrection.”

    By bringing no arms? How long does this nonsense, idiocy, and mental illness go on? No arms ≠ Arms. There’s a difference between armed people and unarmed people, as the DNC daily tells us. If being unarmed is the same as being armed, why not scrap all the gun laws? And the OathKeepers own 5 guns apiece, so NOT bringing them is quite a statement of intent.

    When you reach the level of women = not women = woman, and gun = not gun = gun, seamlessly flipping back and forth without even being able to recognize it, you’re dealing with the seriously and chronically mentally ill and there is no longer debate or discussion to be had, only action and ignoring. Which is exactly Russia’s position concerning us.

    “•EU Climate Change Goals Will Reduce Farm Production (CTH)”

    In postwar Germany, the Anglos had the bright idea to totally destroy Germany and murder all the German citizens by erasing German industry and returning them to the level of Chinese agriculture. It was called the Morganthau Plan and I’m glad to see Germany has finally installed it for us. https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Morgenthau_Plan

    Goes to show propaganda, the pen, really is mightier than the sword. If you work long enough, and get all the kids young enough, you really CAN teach them all to murder themselves and save you the mess and trouble of it. And the kids are gung-ho slap-happy to do it. “What does Greta want? Murder. When does she want it? Now.” “Save the Planet: Go Kill Yourself” Slogans and posters hung in every school. Hey, why child suicide rate so high? Why them dying their hair blue and stabbing themselves with razors, have to be drugged all day like mental patients? Can’t figure it out.

    “The New York Times and Washington Post suddenly discover that Biden is old and frail on the exact same day.”

    And then what? I ask. They might need Kamala in until February to giver her two terms, but she can’t even work two days much less two terms. They hide her in the basement for her and everybody’s safety. Most popular vice President in world history, 80 million votes. 10% more votes for her than voters!

    4chan Users Claim Hack of Hunter Biden’s iCloud Account (JTN)”

    Good timing. But there’s no White Hats out there. You’re all alone. And this could have been avoided if they admitted it in 2020. Or 2008 and not run him then. Or 2000. Or told him to cool it or cut him out of the party in 1990. 1980. 1973. I mean, he’s against Roe v Wade, and FOR imprisoning the whole black community, how did he get in there? (A: Ceaseless, tireless, roving, Media lies). So, the Media runs things? Because Joe sure doesn’t. Who runs the media?

    “Follow the Science that follows the money.” Same thing for media.


    And now a human trafficking ring?!

    Mister Roboto

    Fox News anchor: “What are zheezh zhuzhpizhious reportzh?”


    Two and 3-year-old kids with seizures is “the new normal”


    I’m getting multiple reports from my nurse friends about kids 2 and 3 years old having seizures. It is ONLY happening on vaccinated kids, and symptoms start 2 to 5 days after the COVID vaccine.


    Doctors are mystified by a rash of seizures, rashes, etc. happening to 2 and 3-year-old kids.

    The only thing these kids have in common is that they were given the COVID vaccine just days earlier (two to five days earlier).

    The doctors cannot figure out what is causing the seizures (since it couldn’t be the vaccine since those are safe and effective). The medical staff is not permitted to talk about the cases to the press or on social media or they will be fired.

    One nurse posted something to the effect of “how is this legal????” I had to paraphrase to protect the poster.

    This is why you are hearing these reports from me. They can’t fire me.

    There is nothing on the mainstream media about this since the nurses and doctors aren’t allowed to talk about it.

    This will all come out some day, but for now, everyone is keeping quiet about it and the doctors are instructed to convince the parents that it isn’t vaccine related and that they are the only ones having the problem.

    Because that’s how science works.


    Salvador Dali Remorse 1931



    Control ….. un-funded liabilities and un-payable debts …… over leveraging ………. jubilee ….
    (In Roman Catholic tradition, a Jubilee is a year of remission of sins and also the punishment due to sin.)

    Objective ….. the fight for hearts and minds helps to ensure the continued flow of billions of dollars in Western military and humanitarian aid.

    Tool …. diversion
    (discreetly courting prime ministers, presidents, billionaires, oligarchs and media barons.)
    The war is not over. The war continues in Europe, and around the world
    There are still victims.
    (a person harmed, injured, or killed as a result of a crime, accident, or other event or action:)
    They even supported Biden for president.
    They never stopped going after Trump for winning the presidency


    11 Jul, 2022 12:22

    Stocks of Western-supplied missiles destroyed in Ukraine – Moscow
    Depots packed with US-made shells and rockets in Ukraine have been hit by missile strikes, Russia says

    Russian warships have destroyed stocks of US-supplied ammunition, by striking arms depots in Ukraine’s central Dnepropetrovsk Region with Kalibr cruise missiles, the defense ministry said on Monday.

    “Stores of ammunition for US-delivered HIMARS multiple rocket launchers and M772 howitzers, as well as for 2S7 Pion self-propelled guns have been destroyed,” Defense Ministry spokesman Lieutenant General Igor Konashenkov said during his daily press briefing.

    Konashenkov added that Russian aircraft hit the bases of “nationalist battalions and foreign mercenaries” in the eastern city of Kharkov, killing around 250 fighters and destroying up to 25 military vehicles.

    The US promised this month to supply Kiev with four additional HIMARS launchers, bringing the total number sent to Ukraine to 12. Speaking to the Wall Street Journal on Sunday, Ukrainian Defense Minister Alexey Reznikov called them a “game-changer” on the battlefield.

    Last week, the Russian Defense Ministry claimed that it had wiped out two HIMARS launchers and two ammunition depots. The Ukrainian military dismissed the report as “fake,” insisting that the US-made launchers were inflicting “colossal” damage and casualties on the “occupying forces.”


    Dr Northrup lays it out on the subject of vaxes and fertility.


    Abortion will be a moot point soon. Just finding someone able to conceive will be a miracle.


    Does anyone know which country the picture of the Zelensky parade float is from?

    Mister Roboto

    Michael Reid

    Russia offers fast-track citizenship to all Ukrainians



    Guilty are Now Hiding Humanitarian Catastrophe – Dr. Pierre Kory




    Authored by Zachary Stieber via The Epoch Times (emphasis ours),
    Natural Immunity 97% Effective Against Severe COVID-19 After 14 Months: Study
    The protection against severe illness from so-called natural immunity remains superior to the protection bestowed by COVID-19 vaccines, according to a new study.
    That percentage is higher than the protection from COVID-19 vaccines, according to other studies and real-world data.

    1. Swedish researchers, for instance, found in May that two doses of a vaccine were just 54 percent effective against the Omicron variant of COVID-19.

    2. South African scientists, meanwhile, found the effectiveness of the AstraZeneca and Pfizer vaccines peaked at 88 percent, and quickly dropped to 70 percent or lower.

    3. The Qatar group found natural immunity for over 14 months after a person’s first infection “remains very strong, with no evidence for waning, irrespective of variant.”

    Duration of immune protection of SARS-CoV-2 natural infection against reinfection in Qatar
    Posted July 07, 2022.

    Pre-Omicron Reinfection Study
    Omicron Reinfection Study
    COVID-19 Severity Reinfection Study


    Anyone have trouble connecting to today’s post?


    No trouble from here (California via VPN), but I’m having a few issues with a couple of other websites today.


    It’s working for me. (I have some local outages that affect all browsers- but hey, it’s Comcast!)
    Whoever your tech is, they’re good.


    If these vaccine induced non-fertility claims are true we should soon see lots of data showing severe declining birth rates everywhere. They shouldn’t be able to hide that.


    In answer to Raúl’s question #111345 — No problems today, but was unable to get yesterday’s post (July 10) the entire day. It would load partially, then stop.

    Red — I appreciate your comments.
    Germ — Thanks so much for all the medical links.
    Others — Thanks as well for the information you share here.

    Veracious Poet

    Doctors are mystified by a rash of seizures, rashes, etc. happening to 2 and 3-year-old kids.

    The only thing these kids have in common is that they were given the COVID vaccine just days earlier…

    One nurse posted something to the effect of “how is this legal????” I had to paraphrase to protect the poster ~ There is nothing on the mainstream media about this since the nurses and doctors aren’t allowed to talk about it.

    Veracious Poet

    Veracious Poet


    Bear in mind that, at the time this interview was conducted, Geert’s predictions of leaky vaccines driving variants (and his rationale for the evolution more virulent variants) was not considered by Prof. Steele.

    In any event – his statements are astounding!



    That gas chart by country isn’t so useful in some regards. I live in Mexico and Mexico has excellent bus service out to most of the little settlements out of town, not to mention excellent service between cities, with a choice of classes (up to Executive class and very nice bus interiors). For instance, the bus from San Miguel de Allende to my little community about 8 miles out of the Centro, runs every two hours and makes many stops. I still have my old Ford pickup from Colorado, but only fill it up once a month….make one trip in a week…$40/mo. In Colorado, I would have had to fill it up every week to make the 40 mile trip to Durango form the country where I lived. No bus service. Once I took a bus to the US and when we crossed to San Antonio had to change…horrified by both the stations and the buses and the problems. Third world.

    Veracious Poet

    Armed robberies have gotten so common aboard buses in Mexico City that commuters have come up with a clever if disheartening solution: Many are buying fake cellphones, to hand over to thieves instead of their real smartphones.

    The scene is repeated over and over again, courtesy of the cameras that many buses now carry that record the assaults, often late at night or in the early morning: Sleepy passengers are seen bouncing along in the jitneys when one or two of the men aboard suddenly pull masks over their faces. One will pull out a gun while his accomplice passes down the aisle, often with his own gun, demanding valuables.

    “You’re all screwed now! Don’t move or you’re dead! Cellphones and wallets!” barks a thief in one recent video. Time and again, those who resist or refuse are hit in the head with a pistol, or simply shot and left to bleed on the floor of the bus.


    Two public transport vehicles were robbed and then set ablaze in Mexico City due to the failure of workers to pay extortion fees, illustrating how public transport workers and their passengers are on the frontlines of extortion-related violence in Mexico.

    The announcements follow a sharp uptick in violent attacks on public transit in Mexico City. The capital is currently averaging 28 assaults per day on public transportation, nearly triple the amount seen in January of 2018, according to the National Public Security System…

    Risks for Mexico’s Public Transport Workers Growing in 2019

    Veracious Poet

    We Finally Know How 43 Students on a Bus Vanished Into Thin Air


    Highway robbery reached annual high in August
    México state saw almost 50% of the country’s highway robberies last month…

    Six of every seven robberies involved violence, the SNSP said.

    This year’s numbers are slightly better than last year, when 815 incidents were recorded during the month.

    Summer appears to be a profitable season for highway thieves: August usurped June, when 746 such robberies were recorded; May, which saw 719 incidents, and July when there were 711 robberies

    Highway robbery reached annual high in August

    I have an…um…interesting Mexican cultural experience to report. Yes, it has finally happened to me. My bus was hijacked and robbed by highway banditos!

    I was riding the Pacific coast highway of Oaxaca on the night bus from puerto escondido down to Tapachula 10 days ago…


    Mexico gang members allegedly paid in meth to torch buses, cars in Juárez attack spree


    Veracious Poet

    Mexico Homicides Remained at High Levels Despite Pandemic…

    The most authoritative count of homicides in Mexico shows that killings remain essentially unchanged at 36,579 in 2020. (That were actually recorded, many aren’t 😕 )


    Veracious Poet

    Veracious Poet


    I had no problem opening TAE today but yesterday there was blank space , nothing at all after the first article and nothing was clickable.
    Re the Uber thing, no surprise here about that , only read the headline , that is how shit is now , everywhere and all the time.
    I think after the war and because of the Cold War the middle class was allowed to grow as a bulwark against the Soviets. As a kid I remember watching propaganda on TV where we would see Americans driving huge cars, their house wife’s had washing machine and people were flying around the country in planes. They wore sunglasses and blue jeans too.
    The Soviets were always shown standing in lines in shabby clothes waiting to buy bread.
    After the USSR disassembled itself that bulwark against the commie threat was not needed. So the WEF of the time decided to send the manufacturing that supported the middle class here to China which produced a handsome dividend to the corporations and we got to have a service economy where I mowed your lawn and you cut my hair.
    Debt replaced the wealth created by real production and the bonus was that my lawnmower and your scissors were also made in China too, perfect. So just stir and skim and add war , apply more and more leverage and monetary easing to keep the whirlpool going.
    I have been expecting the economic collapse from the nineties or earlier and thought that 2008 was it ….wrong again , the Greenspan put was just leveraged up to a level I had never imagined.
    So no more expectations even now that the great reckoning is nigh , just wake me up when the bread lines are here are as long as the ones I saw on TV in 1956.


    I cannot turn on “Reader” mode on my iphone for the TAE site today. Is anyone else reporting this?


    No problems in my part of Australia with loading TAE. RT is still available.

    John Day

    Thanks for the perspective, Redneck.

    I do think it’s happening now.
    Charles Hugh Smith and I both spotted it in February 2020.
    This is IT.

    Vladimir Putin keeps announcing it, but nobody over here believes him…

    John Day

    Russian Ninja Gas Virus , with picture of garden/gardener in daily 105F heat (feels like 137 in the sun)

    The US and NATO can not begin to make up the massive losses of those 8 years of military build up in Ukraine, which is largely destroyed. The western industrial base cannot keep up with Ukrainian artillery usage. Russia is increasing stockpiles of munitions while shelling like mad day after day.
    I’ll only include this extremely clear quote from V. Putin:
    ​..​”This is the beginning of the transition from liberal-globalist American egocentrism to a truly multipolar world based not on self-serving rules made up by someone for their own needs, behind which there is nothing but striving for hegemony, not on hypocritical double standards, but on international law and the genuine sovereignty of nations and civilisations, on their will to live their historical destiny, with their own values and traditions, and to align cooperation on the basis of democracy, justice and equality.
    ​ ​Everyone should understand that this process cannot be stopped. The course of history is inexorable, and the collective West’s attempts to impose its new world order on the rest of the world are doomed.”

    ​The fancy, expensive, longer range boutique weapons need expensive missiles and shells.​
    ​ ​Russian warships have destroyed stocks of US-supplied ammunition, by striking arms depots in Ukraine’s central Dnepropetrovsk Region with Kalibr cruise missiles, the defense ministry stated on Monday.
    ​ ​“Stores of ammunition for US-delivered HIMARS multiple rocket launchers and M772 howitzers, as well as for 2S7 Pion self-propelled guns have been destroyed,” Defense Ministry spokesman Lieutenant General Igor Konashenkov said during his daily press briefing.

    When sanctions backfire: The EU doesn’t have a plan for life without cheap Russia energy, so what happens next?

    ​Russia says they will get Nordstream-1 back online, on schedule, when this turbine pump is returned to back in during maintenance, now underway.
    ​In Pipeline Poker, Canada Folds: Will Release Sanctioned Russian Gas Turbine

    John Day

    How do you “prepare” to freeze, starve and die?
    French, German Leaders Warn Populations “Prepare For Total Cut-Off Of Russian Gas” As Social Unrest Looms

    Russia is shelving plans for natural gas pipelines to India and Japan, due to high vulnerability to attacks (of various sorts).

    BA.5: “Ninja” COVID is the latest fear-porn marketing exercise.
    It is the most transmissible yet, but much milder than all pre-Omicron strains, though considerably worse for “vaccinated” and especially “boosted” of all ages. Most people are having 2-5 days of mild to moderate illness, but not “boosted” Dr. Fauci…

    From December 23, when Delta reached out and touched our household, and still relevant:
    OTC Rxs for Omicron https://www.johndayblog.com/2021/12/otc-covid-rxs-for-omicron.html

    Steve Kirsch documents over 40 specific pieces of evidence refuting/shredding the mantra-like “safe and effective” lie:
    The “safe and effective” narrative is falling apart

    John Day

    ​It has nothing to do with protection from legal liability once a vaccine is approved for routine pediatric use; nothing…​
    ​ ​Vaccinated toddlers in Pfizer’s trial were more likely to get severely ill with COVID-19 than those who received a placebo. Most children who developed multiple infections during the trial were vaccinated.
    ​ ​“FDA granted the Pfizer and Moderna vaccines for toddlers an emergency-use authorization allowing the agency to expedite access for products that ‘prevent serious or life-threatening diseases or conditions,’” wrote Finley.
    ​ ​“While adult COVID vaccines clearly met this standard in late 2020, the toddler vaccines don’t.”
    ​ ​As to why the FDA “rushed” and “bent its standards,” Finley suggested, “perhaps [the FDA] felt pressure from the White House as well as anxious parents.”

    ‘Why the Rush for Toddler Vaccines?’ Asks Wall Street Journal Editorial Board Member

    ​Really and truly. This is the defense, and it is a strong one. “The government knew, and still paid us, so it is not “material”‘.​
    ​ ​In an interview with The Defender, the lawyer representing whistleblower Brook Jackson said Pfizer is arguing the court should dismiss Jackson’s lawsuit alleging fraud in Pfizer’s COVID-19 clinical trials because the U.S. government knew about the wrongdoings but continued to do business with the vaccine maker.

    Pfizer Asks Court to Dismiss Whistleblower Lawsuit Because Government Was Aware of Fraud

    What Happens when the Majority of a Nation’s Citizens Decide Not to Comply with Tyrannical Edicts? Tanzania May Provide an Answer​ (Thanks Luc)
    (..alleged first hand account of what happened in Tanzania after former President John Magufuli died under suspicious circumstances after opposing COVID-19 vaccines and other COVID measures.)
    ​ ​President John Magufuli was one of the most popular African leaders of recent history. His support base amongst ordinary people was real and enormous, due to his genuine warmth, his determination to put the people first and to rid his country of corruption, fat cats and government idleness.​..​​
    .. ​Within a few weeks of President Magufuli’s murder, his replacement, Samia Suluhu Hassan, a female World Economic Forum attendee, set about installing the Cabal’s COVID agenda. It was a thoroughly depressing experience. I know. I was there to see it.
    ​ ​Gone forever were Magufuli’s maskless smile and palpable warmth, replaced now by daily images of a cold, insentient president and her entire entourage all muzzled, as per the Cabal’s orders…
    ..But then, after just one week, something happened. Something truly remarkable…
    After just one week of all the fear and insanity, the people of Tanzania had had enough.
    Call it the legacy of Magufuli, call it divine intervention, or perhaps just plain old common sense, but it is a fact that within just seven days, great cracks began to appear in the COVID narrative in Tanzania.
    First it was the police. Working in the tropical heat, they quickly realised that they were suffocating behind their masks, so they threw them where they belonged – in the bin.
    So, when you see that the police themselves are questioning the narrative and distancing themselves from the nonsense, what happens?
    Everyone else follows.​..

    ​It’s RENT (and this includes rent paid to banks and rent paid as taxes). It’s almost all High Rent in “expensive” cities.
    Cost of Living Is Really All About Housing

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