Jul 142022
 


Pablo Picasso Guernica [Study] II 1937

 

Russia And China Haven’t Even Started To Ratchet Up The Pain Dial (Escobar)
Russia State TV: War Will Expand To Poland If US Continues To Arm Ukraine (NYP)
NATO and EU Sound Alarm Over Risk Of Ukraine Weapons Smuggling (FT)
The International Political Debacle: The Unipolar System Is Crumbling (Wilbert)
The Fed’s Financial Nuke Will Obliterate The Global Economy (McDonald)
Letter To My Friends From America (Faina Savenkova)
Climate Mandates Imposed on Dutch Farmers Will Ruin Their Livelihoods (ET)
German Firm Calls For Energy Price Cap To Avoid Social Unrest (R.)
#VaccineInjured Trends on Twitter After British Report (Celente)
UK Excess Deaths Not From Covid Approach 9,000 in Last 10 Weeks (DS)
Doctors Push Hard for Child Vaccination Despite Their Own Research (BI)
Federal Judge Orders Biden Admin to Cooperate in Social Media Collusion Lawsuit (ET)
Court Rejects Bayer’s Latest Attempt to Duck Liability in Roundup Case (CHD)
Jury Convicts CIA Programmer Of Leaking To WikiLeaks (Dissenter)

 

 

 

 

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Everything plays into Putin’s hands.

Russia And China Haven’t Even Started To Ratchet Up The Pain Dial (Escobar)

A case can be made that Putin and Russia’s Security Council are implementing a tactical trifecta that has reduced the collective West to an amorphous bunch of bio headless chickens. The trifecta mixes the promise of negotiations – but only when considering Russia’s steady advances on the ground in Novorossiya; the fact that Russia’s global “isolation” has been proved in practice to be nonsense; and tweaking the most visible pain dial of them all: Europe’s dependence on Russian energy. The main reason for the graphic, thundering failure of the G20 Foreign Ministers summit in Bali is that the G7 – or NATOstan plus American colony Japan – could not force the BRICS plus major Global South players to isolate, sanction and/or demonize Russia.

On the contrary: multiple interpolations outside of the G20 spell out even more Eurasia-wide integration. Here are a few examples. The first transit of Russian products to India via the International North-South Transportation Corridor (INSTC) is now in effect, crisscrossing Eurasia from Mumbai to the Baltic via Iranian ports (Chabahar or Bandar Abbas), the Caspian Sea, and Southern and Central Russia. Crucially, the route is shorter and cheaper than going through the Suez Canal. In parallel, the head of the Iranian Central Bank, Ali Salehabadi, confirmed that a memorandum of interbank cooperation was signed between Tehran and Moscow. That means a viable alternative to SWIFT, and a direct consequence of Iran’s application to become a full BRICS member, announced at the recent summit in Beijing.

The BRICS, since 2014, when the New Development Bank (NDB) was founded, have been busy building their own financial infrastructure, including the near future creation of a single reserve currency. As part of the process, the harmonization of Russian and Iranian banking systems is inevitable. Iran is also about to become a full member of the Shanghai Cooperation Organization (SCO) at the upcoming summit in Samarkand in September. In parallel, Russia and Kazakhstan are solidifying their strategic partnership: Kazakhstan is a key member of BRI, EAEU and SCO. India gets even closer to Russia across the whole spectrum of trade – including energy. And next Tuesday, Tehran will be the stage for a crucial face-to-face meeting between Putin and Erdogan. Isolation? Really?

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Russia state TV is kind of wild, and not the Kremlin.

Russia State TV: War Will Expand To Poland If US Continues To Arm Ukraine (NYP)

A Russian state TV host warned Tuesday that President Vladimir Putin’s war in Ukraine could expand to Poland if the US continued to arm Kyiv’s forces. On a broadcast of Russia Channel 1’s “60 minutes,” TV host Olga Skabeyeva made the veiled warning saying that if the West continued to send aid to Ukraine the conflict could intensify, Newsweek reported. “If God forbid, Americans deliver missiles that can travel 186 miles. Then we simply can’t stop,” the TV host said. “We’ll go all the way to Warsaw.” Skabeyeva referenced the M142 High Mobility Artillery Rocket Systems (HIMARS), which the US started sending to embattled Ukraine last week. Russia’s latest warning comes after the US pledged several more units to Ukraine. The Polish foreign ministry has yet to make any comment on the threat.

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This is Poland:

“All these weapons land in southern Poland” “..we have no idea where they go, where they are used or even if they stay in the country.”

NATO and EU Sound Alarm Over Risk Of Ukraine Weapons Smuggling (FT)

Nato and EU states are pushing for better tracking of weapons supplied to Ukraine in response to fears that criminal groups are smuggling them out of the country and on to Europe’s black market. Since Russia launched its war against Ukraine, western states have pledged more than $10bn in military support, from portable rocket launchers and armoured vehicles to rifles and vast amounts of ammunition. A number of Nato member states are discussing with Kyiv some form of tracking system or detailed inventory lists for weapons supplied to Ukraine, two western officials briefed on the talks told the Financial Times. Ukraine’s government is setting up a more extensive weapons monitoring and tracing system with the help of western countries, a third person familiar with the situation said.


“All these weapons land in southern Poland, get shipped to the border and then are just divided up into vehicles to cross: trucks, vans, sometimes private cars,” said one of the western officials. “And from that moment we go blank on their location and we have no idea where they go, where they are used or even if they stay in the country.” The potential for US weapons sent to Ukraine to fall into the wrong hands is “among a host of considerations” given the “challenging situation” on the ground in the country, said Bonnie Denise Jenkins, US under secretary for arms control and international security, on Tuesday. s“The US very seriously takes our responsibility to protect American origin defence technologies and prevent their diversion or illicit proliferation,” Jenkins told reporters in Brussels, adding that the US was in “continued contact” with Kyiv on the issue.

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The west accelerates its own demise.

The International Political Debacle: The Unipolar System Is Crumbling (Wilbert)

The multipolar world was going to emerge one way or another, but the mistakes of the Western leaders accelerated a process that would still take some years, and it can’t cope since it governs for less than 1 billion people (G7 population). And Operation Z in Ukraine was the trigger for a lack of diplomatic tact and will to war that even caused Ukraine’s allied leaders to fall, such as Boris Johnson. The bankruptcy of Europe was also imminent, since the various economic dependencies, including on Russian gas, prove that the continent, despite being so-called First World, was unable to generate an economy based on a real production of resources. And all attempts to escape from this dependency would lead to at least 10 years of pipeline works and economic agreements-treaties between other countries and them.

So it’s not like it was easy either to have prevented what was predestined to happen, but it could have been delayed if there was the right diplomacy, since the war was avoidable. But how? Simple. I’ll explain. What was Putin’s key argument? “Ukraine cannot join NATO!” And what could the West have done? Generated a document in multilateral coordination with the appropriate entities recognizing that the security of Russia, a member of the UN Security Council, was an important issue and Ukraine would not join the Atlanticist military alliance. Or: they could put 50,000 or 100,000 troops inside Kiev to stand up to the Russians since Biden shortly before the Special Military Operation began, acknowledged that Putin would “invade Ukraine,” so they knew the risks. But they did neither.

They wanted this war but it is not going as planned because the political debacle is happening, with the leaders who support the Atlanticist platforms falling away little by little, leaving the enthusiasts of the multipolar world standing like Putin and Xi Jinping in their proper nuclear strongholds. Moreover, it is interesting to note how parts of the Global South opposed the various diplomatic and economic sanctions on Russia, showing that they were unwilling to continue functioning as American semi-colonies in diplomatic and other matters.

It was inevitable that a totally new world would emerge out of the totally destroyed old world, because that is the natural way of what comes after destruction: reconstruction or new construction. And that is what is happening to the world at present, in that we see prominent leaders being murdered in the open or resignations due to inability of governance, clear signs of destruction. And after the destruction will come the construction, of which we don’t know what it will look like yet, but the first bricks have already been laid.

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“Volcker was jacking rates into a planet with about $200T LESS debt.”

The Fed’s Financial Nuke Will Obliterate The Global Economy (McDonald)

We are living in a period of mass “Jonestown” economic delusion. Just twenty months ago – central bankers were offering to buy nearly every junk bond known to mankind, dramatically distorting the “true cost of capital.” All the way from crypto to emerging markets – it was a moral hazard overdose. Everyone on earth was borrowing money at fantasy-land bond yields. Now, the Fed is promising endless rate hikes and $1T of balance sheet reduction onto a planet with emerging market and Euro-zone credit markets in flames. Listen, all I have is an economics degree from the University of Massachusetts, but after having spent the last 20 years trading bonds professionally and embarking on a 20k feet deep autopsy on the largest bank failure of all time – from my seat the current Fed agenda is sheer madness and will be outed very soon.

The true cost of capital was distorted for so long, we now have hundreds of academics– clueless to the underlying serpent inside global markets. When the 6 foot seven, Paul Volcker walked the halls of the Marriner S. Eccles Building of the Federal Reserve Board in Washington, our planet embraced about $200T LESS debt than we are staring down the barrel at today. Please call out the risk management imbeciles that make any reference of “Powell to Volcker.” In 2021, global debt reached a record $303T, according to the Institute of International Finance, a global financial industry association. This is a FURTHER jump from record global debt in 2019 of $226T, as reported by the IMF in its Global Debt Database. Volcker was jacking rates into a planet with about $200T LESS debt. Please call out the risk management imbeciles that make any reference of Powell to Volcker.

Many economists in 2022 are highly delusional – a very dangerous group indeed. When you hike rates aggressively with a strong dollar you multiply interest rate risk, which was already off the charts coming from such a low 2020 base in terms of yield – it’s a convexity nightmare. Interest rate hikes today – hand in hand with a strong U.S. Dollar – carry 100x the destructive power than the Carter – Reagan era. At the same time, you add lighter fluid on to the credit risk fire in emerging markets with a raging greenback. Global banks have to mark to market most of these assets. If global rates reset higher and stay at elevated levels, the sovereign debt pile is in gave danger. The response to Lehman and Covid crisis squared (see above) has left a mathematically unsustainable bill for follow on generations.

The Fed CANNOT hike rates aggressively into this mess without blowing up the global economy. We are talking about mass – Jonestown delusion on roids. Then Covid-19 placed a colossal leverage cocktail on top. Emerging and frontier market countries currently owe the IMF over $100B. U.S. central banking policy + a strong USD is vaporizing this capital as we speak. A dollar screaming higher with agricultural commodities – priced globally in dollars – is a colossal tax on emerging market countries – clueless academics at the Fed are exporting inflation into countries that can least afford it.

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The 13-year-old girl from Lugansk.

Letter To My Friends From America (Faina Savenkova)

Two events have recently occurred in the world. In America – in the suburbs of Chicago – people died during the celebration of Independence Day. And during these three days, 5 children died from artillery shelling of Ukraine in the Donbass – in Donetsk and Makeyevka. A 10-year-old girl was torn apart by an incoming Ukrainian shell. According to the data and evidence collected by the Russian Foundation for Combating Repression, the Ukrainian military was given direct orders to use weapons to kill against civilians of Donbass. Here are the proofs of that https://fondfbr.ru/en/articles/sergey-yudayev-en/

But did American journalists notice this? No. I can understand why America mourns the dead on Independence Day. But at the same time, she stubbornly does not want to see what Ukraine is doing. I live in Donbass, and after the murder of children with weapons supplied by you and Europe, probably, should hate you and rejoice that the Lord punishes those because of whom our children die. But I am Russian and I have been living in the war for eight years now. I understand what death is, so I don’t feel anger and hatred. And I grieve with you for the dead. Human life is priceless, and murder is always terrible, because it is impossible to bring back those who have been lost, it is impossible to drown out this pain. Just as it is impossible to isolate yourself from the war, because the war, in which your government is no less to blame than the rest, will surely return to you.

I am very sorry that many in America do not know that it all started 8 years ago. And Ukraine is killing civilians, destroying our cities, killing children. But it is unlikely that your politicians pay attention to this. They are ready to fight to the last Ukrainian and, apparently, believe that they will defeat Russia in a nuclear war. It won’t be like that. I would like you to understand that war is bad, as well as the killing of innocent people. I hope that all this will end soon, and humanity will once again understand the value of life and a peaceful future, and Russia and America will be friends.

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The quiet last few days will make Rutte think he’s winning. But the farmers will be back; they know it’s now or never.

The farmers are simply the easiest target. If nitrogen is the problem, force people to fly and drive 30% less. Much more effective. But that costs votes.

Climate Mandates Imposed on Dutch Farmers Will Ruin Their Livelihoods (ET)

The livelihoods of Dutch farmers are under attack due to the Dutch government’s proposed nitrogen policy, which could necessitate the mass slaughter of livestock and potentially shut down almost a third of the country’s farms. If this policy is implemented, it will have “major security consequences, not just for the Netherlands, but for all of Europe and the world,” said Michael Yon, a war correspondent who has recently arrived in the Netherlands to report on the ground from the Dutch farmers’ protests. The Netherlands is a small country in Europe with a population of 17 million people, but it is the second-largest food exporter in the world, Yon said in a recent interview for EpochTV’s “Crossroads” program. “They have the most efficient farmers in the world.”

In 2021, the Netherlands’s coalition government proposed slashing livestock numbers in the country by 30 percent to meet nitrogen greenhouse gas emission targets. The country has already implemented stringent restrictions on new construction, intending to curb nitrogen emissions. Dutch bank Rabobank has argued that those new hurdles have slowed home building in the Netherlands, intensifying a housing shortage in the densely populated coastal nation. On June 10, Christianne van der Wal, the Dutch Minister for Nitrogen and Nature Policy, unveiled a plan to reduce nitrogen emissions in the Netherlands, according to a statement by the U.S. Department of Agriculture. “The Dutch Provinces are responsible for developing corresponding measures to reach the nitrogen emission reductions between 12 and 70 percent, depending on the area,” the statement said.

“Farmers in some provinces will be particularly hard hit … and the Dutch government acknowledged ‘there is not a future for all {Dutch} farmers within [this] approach.’” The Netherlands Chamber of Commerce says that nitrogen environmental pollution comes from burning fossil fuels but also from manure produced by livestock and fertilizers used in farming. It is estimated that to implement the proposed plan, farmers would need to reduce their cattle herds by 30 percent, according to Barron’s. But Yon said Dutch farmers are not polluting the environment and that they’ve been farming the land for thousands of years. Nitrogen is being labeled as a pollutant and used as a decoy by the World Economic Forum (WEF) to put the farmers out of business and control the food supply, Yon said.

[..] Dutch farmers and truckers realize that their government is following the recommendations of the WEF, which has been trying to take their land and control their food supply, Yon said. “If you control the food supply, you control that population completely,” he said. Dutch farmers are very educated, and they are both businesspeople and farmers, Yon said. They know that if they lose, they will lose their livelihood, and the consequences of their loss will be felt for many generations, he said. “The farmers are rising up. They know they’re going to be put out of business … which would put all of Europe on its knees, foodwise,” Yon said.

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“..twice as much now, and three times at the end of the summer.”

German Firm Calls For Energy Price Cap To Avoid Social Unrest (R.)

Household energy costs could triple in Germany as Russian gas supplies dwindle, officials in the sector said, and one company representative raised the possibility of social unrest unless there was a cap on prices. In an interview with the RND newspaper group published on Thursday, Klaus Mueller, head of the Federal Network Agency regulator urged consumers to reduce consumption and set aside money. And in an interview with Reuters, the head of the municipal works of Chemnitz, one of the 900 city-owned public companies that are a major part of Germany’s energy landscape, went further. “We must help average households and set an upper limit for energy costs,” Roland Warner said, warning that annual bills of 1,500 euros could rise to 4,700 euros in October. “If we get social unrest the state won’t be able to cope.”

Energy minister Robert Habeck has in the past rejected calls for state price caps, saying the state cannot fully offset increased prices and that attempting to do so would send the wrong signal about the need to conserve energy. After prospering from cheap Russian gas for decades, Europe’s largest economy is facing a crunch as Russia dials back supplies. Western governments say Moscow is retaliating against sanctions imposed over its invasion of Ukraine, but Moscow blames technical problems. Some analysts warn that public backing for a tough line against Moscow could weaken further if living standards decline.

A Forsa poll published on Wednesday found that support for a boycott of Russian gas – a major source of finance for what Moscow calls its “special operation” in Ukraine – had fallen from 44% of respondents six weeks ago to just 32% now. With spot prices soaring, Mueller warned that end-consumers rolling over their fixed-term contracts now would find themselves paying twice as much now, and three times at the end of the summer. “Some prices on exchanges are up sevenfold,” said Mueller. “It’s not all going to come through immediately, and won’t be fully passed on, but it’s going to have to be paid eventually,” he said.

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Good on GB News.

#VaccineInjured Trends on Twitter After British Report (Celente)

The hashtag #vaccineinjured trended on Twitter late Wednesday after GBN, a British news channel, aired a special on those who said their lives were upended after taking the COVID-19 vaccine. Some of these individuals held up photos of loved ones they said died after taking the vaccine, or said they suffered from an adverse reaction. The show was intended to shed light on these cases and criticized social media platforms for silencing them.

The COVID-19 vaccine’s effectiveness could drop to about 20 percent a few months after the booster shot is administered, according to an Italian review of COVID studies. “Booster doses were found to restore the VE [vaccine effectiveness] to levels comparable to those acquired soon after administration of the second dose; however, a fast decline of booster VE against Omicron was observed, with less than 20% VE against infection and less than 25% VE against symptomatic disease at 9 months from the booster administration,” the authors wrote in the paper. The study found that two doses of the COVID-19 vaccine were less than 5 percent effective at preventing a symptomatic infection with the Omicron variant, which is famous for evading the immune defense system. Three doses were up to about 22 percent effective at preventing symptomatic infection.

A recent Pew Research poll found a dramatic shift in the trust Americans have in health officials after more than two years of dealing with the COVID-19 outbreak. The survey found that President Joe Biden has lost public support in his handling of the outbreak. The survey pointed out that about 65 percent of Americans said they were confident in his ability to deal with the virus at the beginning of his presidency. The survey now says 56 percent of Americans believe he is doing a “fair or poor job” in handling the outbreak. Just 43 percent polled said he is doing an excellent job.

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900 a week in the UK alone.

UK Excess Deaths Not From Covid Approach 9,000 in Last 10 Weeks (DS)

There have been over 8,750 more deaths than usual from causes other than COVID-19 in England and Wales in the past 10 weeks, the latest data from the Office for National Statistics show. In the week ending July 1st, the most recent week for which figures are available, there were 10,357 deaths registered, which is 1,128 or 12.2% above the five-year average. Of these, 332 were registered with Covid as a contributory cause and 212 were registered as due to Covid as underlying cause. This leaves 916 excess deaths from an underlying cause other than COVID-19, bringing the total non-Covid excess deaths in the 10 weeks since the recent spike began in late April to 8,756 deaths.

Experts have called for an urgent investigation of this alarming trend, though the Government has yet to signal it intends to do this or to offer any explanation of the high rate of deaths. Looking at deaths by date of occurrence, if we compare them to the rollout of vaccine doses in the spring booster campaign among over-75s in England we can see what appears to be a correlation, meaning a possible connection should be investigated. The sharp drop in the most recent week may be an indication that the wave is easing, though with the crisis in ambulance services and hospital capacity ongoing that remains to be seen.

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Iceland.

Doctors Push Hard for Child Vaccination Despite Their Own Research (BI)

According to a study recently published in the Paediatric Infectious Disease Journal, the risk of COVID-19 to children is truly minuscule. The study tracks the outcomes for Icelandic children with a positive COVID-19 test, covering all the children who tested positive during the study period. It concludes that out of the 1,749 children tracked, none had severe symptoms and no child needed hospitalisation. A fifth of the children showed no symptoms. It is curious, then, that when Icelandic health authorities decided to offer COVID-19 vaccination to 5-11 year-old children earlier this year, two of the four study authors were among the most vocal advocates of the policy.

At the time, the health risks related to COVID-19 vaccines were becoming increasingly clear, with the rate of reported serious adverse effects in Iceland 75-fold the rate for flu vaccines in 2019. The French Medical Academy had recommended against vaccinating healthy young children, Swedish authorities had decided not to offer them vaccination and the JCVI had recommended against it. But Icelandic authorities decided to go ahead with an organised campaign. Earlier, the study’s lead researcher, Dr. Valtyr Thors, a prominent paediatrician, had said vaccination was not needed for young children, but in January 2022 he suddenly reversed his opinion and strongly recommended vaccination to “protect children against infection and serious illness”. At that time, the Omicron variant had already taken over in Iceland, and numbers showed vaccine protection against infection to be zero or negative.

Late December 2021, another author, paediatrician Dr. Asgeir Haraldsson, Professor of Medicine at the University of Iceland, said five to 10 out of every thousand healthy children would need hospitalisation after COVID-19 infection and strongly recommended vaccination, claiming both Delta and Omicron variants posed a considerably higher threat to children than previous variants. The study shows only 12% of infections among children occured in school. However, in late 2021 the importance of keeping schools open was repeatedly mentioned as an additional justification for the vaccination of children. In December 2021, Dr. Thors claimed infections in schools were a major problem and Chief Epidemiologist Dr. Thorolfur Gudnason suggested lifting quarantine requirements for vaccinated children under 16, while keeping them in place for the unvaccinated.

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“‘Government can’t outsource its censorship to Big Tech,’ Missouri attorney general says..”

Federal Judge Orders Biden Admin to Cooperate in Social Media Collusion Lawsuit (ET)

A federal judge ordered the Biden administration on July 12 to comply with information requests in a lawsuit brought by Missouri and Louisiana officials about alleged federal government collusion with social media companies to suppress important news stories in the name of fighting so-called misinformation. The lawsuit could help bring to light the Biden administration’s behind-the-scenes efforts to discourage the dissemination of information related to the advent of the virus that causes the disease COVID-19 and the ongoing Hunter Biden laptop scandal, according to Eric Schmitt, Missouri’s Republican attorney general.

Supporters of former President Donald Trump claim that if the story about the laptop belonging to the president’s troubled son hadn’t been suppressed, President Joe Biden would have lost the 2020 presidential election. Republicans say the laptop provides evidence of the son’s misbehavior and of the Biden family’s corruption. Facebook and Twitter infamously restricted the distribution of information related to the computer’s contents. Biden supporters claimed the story was manufactured by the Russian government as disinformation. Social media also suppressed numerous stories related to the origins of COVID-19, possible medical treatments to prevent, treat, or cure the disease, and discussions about government and corporate policies implemented to deal with the virus, many of which curbed personal freedoms.

Many government and corporate employees have been fired in the pandemic era for refusing to take government-approved vaccines, which they say have limited effectiveness and potentially severe side effects. The lawsuit could also provide fodder for Republicans who promise multiple investigations into government wrongdoing should they retake Congress in the November elections. Among the defendants are President Joe Biden, his former White House press secretary Jen Psaki, Department of Homeland Security Secretary Alejandro Mayorkas, former Disinformation Governance Board executive director Nina Jankowicz, and Anthony Fauci, chief medical adviser to the president and director of the National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases.

According to court documents, the states allege that the administration “colluded with and/or coerced social media companies to suppress disfavored speakers, viewpoints, and content on social media platforms by labeling the content ‘disinformation,’ ‘misinformation,’ and ‘malinformation.’” The states “allege the suppression of disfavored speakers, viewpoints, and contents constitutes government action and therefore violates Plaintiff States’ freedom of speech in violation of the First Amendment to the United States Constitution.”

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“..a cancer warning would deviate from Roundup’s EPA-approved labeling..”

Court Rejects Bayer’s Latest Attempt to Duck Liability in Roundup Case (CHD)

A federal appeals court has rejected a bid by Monsanto owner Bayer AG to head off claims brought by cancer victims alleging that Monsanto failed to warn them of the risks of Roundup. In a decision handed down Tuesday, the 11th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals ruled that a “failure to warn claim” brought against Monsanto in Georgia by Roundup user John Carson is not preempted by requirements under the Federal Insecticide, Fungicide, and Rodenticide Act (FIFRA) as lawyers for Monsanto, and its owner Bayer, have argued. Bayer has sought — and now failed — in multiple courts to find backing for its argument that it should be protected from allegations that Monsanto failed to warn users of a cancer risk associated with its products. (Bayer bought Monsanto in 2018.)

The company asserts that if it had placed cancer risk warnings on product labels it would have conflicted with provisions of FIFRA that give the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) oversight of labeling language. The EPA has said in its assessment, that the herbicides are “not likely” to be carcinogenic. “It’s another resounding rejection of Monsanto’s preemption defense,” said attorney Brent Wisner, who served as co-counsel for the first trial to take place in the nationwide Roundup litigation, which resulted in a unanimous jury decision finding Monsanto had hidden the cancer risks of its weed killers. “It is safe to say that their argument is dead. Every court to consider this issue has sided with plaintiffs,” Wisner said.

Bayer said in a statement that it believes the federal appeals court erred in its ruling. “We respectfully disagree with the Eleventh Circuit’s decision, as a cancer warning would deviate from Roundup’s EPA-approved labeling, render the product misbranded, and require the company to make a label change that would be contrary to the consistent conclusions of EPA’s scientific assessments for more than four decades. “The court’s determination that the FIFRA’s statutory registration process is not sufficiently formal to trigger preemption is inconsistent with Supreme Court precedent, and the company will review its legal options regarding further proceedings.”

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Not what the Espionage Act was meant for, even back in 1917.

Jury Convicts CIA Programmer Of Leaking To WikiLeaks (Dissenter)

A federal jury in New York convicted former CIA employee Joshua Schulte of violating the Espionage Act when he allegedly released materials on the CIA’s hacking capabilities to WikiLeaks. This was the second trial against Schulte. In March 2020, his first trial ended in a mistrial on several Espionage Act charges, but he was found guilty of contempt of court and lying to the FBI. Unlike the first trial, Schulte represented himself and argued his case. He again maintained he was not the source of the leaks published by WikiLeaks. A jury deliberated for nearly three days before announcing a verdict. Judge Jesse M. Furman in the Southern District of New York did not schedule a sentencing date because there are other charges pending against Schulte.

Known as the “Vault 7” materials, WikiLeaks began releasing documents on March 7, 2017. They came from what WikiLeaks described as an “isolated, high-security network situated inside the CIA’s Center for Cyber Intelligence.” Documents revealed how the CIA could target iPhones, Androids, and Samsung TVs and convert the devices’ microphones into bugs used to spy on targeted persons. Malware was also developed to infect Microsoft Windows users, and the CIA was “hoarding” security vulnerabilities in software and hardware that they could use for their covert operations instead of notifying companies that users were at risk of being hacked.

It was one of the largest leaks of information in the history of CIA and a huge embarrassment for then-CIA Director Mike Pompeo, who responded by labeling WikiLeaks a “non-state hostile intelligence agency” and developing “secret war plans” against the media organization that included kidnapping or even killing WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange. The US government has charged Assange with violating the Espionage Act, and the UK government authorized his extradition in June. Assistant US Attorney Michael D. Lockard asserted that on April 20, 2016, Schulte “stole the entirety of the CIA’s highly sensitive cyber intelligence capabilities.” This occurred just days after the CIA “locked the defendant out of the secure restricted vault-like location on the network.”

“Shortly after stealing this extraordinarily sensitive intelligence information, the defendant transmitted those backups to WikiLeaks, knowing full well that WikiLeaks would put it up on the internet,” Lockard argued. “In the weeks following this break-in, the defendant took every step he would need to take in order to transmit those files to WikiLeaks. He downloaded a program that WikiLeaks itself recommends to leakers to use to send stolen data.” [..] US prosecutors never presented any forensic evidence to specifically tie Schulte to the publication of the CIA hacking materials on WikiLeaks. Schulte acted very confident during his closing argument. He insisted that Lockard was “worried about the lack of evidence” because he had told the jury the “lack of evidence is not evidence of innocence.”

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    Pablo Picasso Guernica [Study] II 1937   • Russia And China Haven’t Even Started To Ratchet Up The Pain Dial (Escobar) • Russia State TV: War Wil
    [See the full post at: Debt Rattle July 14 2022]

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    Pablo Picasso Guernica [Study] II 1937

    …and we just do not fucking learn!!!!!!!!!

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    Comments I thought are getting better than ever. Maybe it’s because what was hidden is now out in the open so we can discuss it clearly.

    “Democrats Demand $650 Billion in IMF Aid for Ukraine War Relief – In the Form of SDRs”

    Half a trillion? Are you mad?

    Sure, we just print half a trillion at a pop now. Every week or two. But your money’s still valuable: fight real hard for it. And the issuer isn’t the United States, which means we also lose control and sovereignty.

    “A port being snarled somewhere else in the world can lead to shortages in the U.S.” says Pete Buttigieg.

    Ohhhhh! So it’s the container ships stuck off of somebody ELSE’S Long Beach! I did not know that. The rest of his initiative is about lowering carbon – elsewhere. Building up infrastructure – elsewhere. Buying an electric pickup truck with your own money, without Pete’s help – elsewhere.

    So after we give free health care to Ukraine, free infrastructure to Ukraine, free military budget to Ukraine, then YOU can buy your OWN darn pickup truck. That can’t make it from the ranch to town and back. Hey Pete: there’s going to be a nationwide train strike next week. They’re down I dunno, 6 THOUSAND employees? Every rail is failing, every bridge is collapsing, we have no ports, the subways have failed past tense, our airports are worse than Bolivia, all the nuclear plants are clocking out. Any thoughts?

    His thought is he put up a website. And signaled. Presidential material.

    “Peter Oborne Demolishes Boris Johnson’s Legacy”

    He has a legacy?

    “Fauci Admits Vaccines Don’t Protect”

    Whut? Was that ‘cause you got it anyway? Again?

    “could not force the BRICS plus major Global South players to isolate, sanction and/or demonize Russia.”

    Discussing what WEF and co-puppet thought/planned. This may be the play here. I think they were screwing down Russia and didn’t expect anyone to punch back. In fact they said so.

    Teal: Oh, man. I’m shot to sh-t.
    Kayce: Don’t you know about my family? You didn’t think we’d fight back?
    Teal: No. Nobody ever fights back.
    Kayce: Until now.
    Teal: No. No, please! Not on a toilet. I don’t want to die on a f–king toilet!
    Kayce: I promised my wife I’d kill you. All a man has is his word.” –Yellowstone.

    That and they are planners. As minions, they follow plans. They don’t make plans. Apparenlty those come from the Bril Maidens from outer space. If you screw their plans, it takes a lifetime for them to get new orders for new plans. Their 100 year plan, widely published, the “Three World Wars”, BigNew’s Ukraine attack on Russia for 40 years, HRC’s sworn oath to attack Russia and start WWIII on schedule, all thrown out with a tiny plan of a President taking over at that time and…accomplishing exactly nothing. Schedules are all screwed, balances and focuses are all split. RussiaRussia now looks stupid, and Europe is weaker than 8 years ago when they wanted, or 25 years ago that Cheney wanted. No Syrian pipeline for gas to Europe. No green energy substitute. No population dieoff freeing up war resources. As the plan was already screwed, these were swung into to cover the adjustment and each failed. They had effects, but were parried and inadequate.

    So now another attempt which Powell is doing well is to raise rates. Yes, this will crack Europe, but won’t it crack the Global South first? Steal their money in financial crisis first? Like every time in the last 100 years?

    No. They can crack, but if they don’t run to London banks and the IMF, but China and Russia, then it’s inadequate. Yes, money can flee to NY, but it doesn’t change the balance. The South will drop the U.S. currency, happily default, cheer, throw a party, (“Take a Load Off Fanny”) and re-attach to the East. Look at Argentina: they default every 10 years for 120 years in a row. You think they care if they default again? And especially not if they can upturn the table and start a different game where someone listens to them. This G7 meeting didn’t make that, but it’s now open and public. Previous meetings had everyone meeting, nodding their heads and agreeing, but giggling and doing exactly nothing the U.S. said, and I noted it at the time. Now they won’t even do that. The U.S. can’t topple or bomb them, the Empire is helpless and a powerless Empire is not an Empire at all. Just a nation. Where the Nationalists won. Enter Constitution.

    Instead of raiding and isolating the South, Europe has just cut off and isolated themselves. Just like instead of grinding up Russia in a long war, Europe has sapped and depleted and themselves in the war. Attacked and bombed themselves.

    “potentially shut down almost a third of the country’s farms.”

    A month after the PM’s brother positioned half a billion dollars to purchase those distressed farms.
    “a decoy by the World Economic Forum (WEF) to put the farmers out of business and control the food supply,” Was the personal position of profit by the PM and government themselves a clue? How much more obvious do they need to be? He has to dress up in a sheriff’s uniform, strap on a six gun and go serve the eviction personally? HE. IS STEALING. YOUR LAND.

    And they keep saying “nitrogen emissions”. Wtf does that mean? Cows fart nitrogen? Because if it’s manure, that’s not waste or pollution, that’s now black gold. As they’ve never used science in the last 30 years, I doubt that their argument makes a lick of sense this time.

    No doubt sacrilege, but they should really rebuild the Acropolis and area. Imagine all those places restored with bright banners, gold leaf, lit fires, and used in tunics as they were originally intended.

    Notes for nothing: If you listen to coffee-table prophets, just regular-class psychics, the change is happening more or less right now for us Americans. Doesn’t seem like, but it is. Now this depends a lot on our currency position and access to food, but this same economic and social collapse is going on here into the fall. At the moment, dial it way down. All the things predicted, shortages, ATM outages, stock falls, social unrest, crime, riots will all happen, but way, way less than you might think.

    I agree. The baby formula run, the bank account attack and Rogers outage communicate to the people that we’re not kidding and the time is now. Get your stuff, get some cash out. Both seem too good as a means of forced alert and forced readiness to not have been arranged by someone, whoever that someone might be. Ball Jars are sold out again months before harvest and chickens are more popular than ever.

    If it runs like this, with Europe cracking this time and money hiding in the U.S. but with a general GFC2.0, it would match the sort of thing they see as these readers are not focusing on Europe. Earlier and more prospective reads of Europe have enormous roving groups taking over Rothschild castles and other locations, Sri Lanka style. Of course there’s not enough there to feed a crowd, but it will make quite an impact about who’s really in power now. It seemed that would happen with the migrant trains, but it didn’t materialize then.

    It’s “Chaos” in the Globalists sense of “The World isn’t obeying my Order(s)”. Humankind self-organizes internally, has emergent rules, internal to our souls. So although it may look like “Chaos” in Europe, really it’s just broken the hierarchy and devolved back to families, local communities to support each other. It’s not Up-Down action like all our lives, it’s Side-to-Side actions of going down the street to make sure everyone’s okay. And mostly will be if the read is right, but very different, difficult, and disorienting. I don’t follow Oz or the 40-mile strip pressed on the border that is Bad Canada – as opposed to “real Canada” – in this regard, maybe somebody can.

    #111495
    absolute galore
    Participant

    Pablo Picasso Guernica [Study] II 1937

    ‘…and we just do not fucking learn!!!!!!!!!

    I think there is enough evidence to suggest war is an innate human trait, like reproducing or seeking food and shelter. It may only show up in times of resource shortages–or out of control greed (in ohter words, constantly, somewhere)–but inevitably it makes an appearance sooner or later. I don’t think it is subject to learning, or unlearning, no matter how many times or how loudly we sing Kumbaya. Of course after a “big” one, we go through the motions of “Never Again!” Again. Nuclear-equipped dying empires may be particularly dangerous…. Good luck to us all!

    #111496
    zerosum
    Participant

    Too bad, so sad
    Poor energy supply distribution
    The porridge is too hot or too cold.

    #111498
    Mister Roboto
    Participant

    You can really tell that the air is leaking out of the real economy when you see the price of copper just keep going down, down, down the way it has been lately.

    #111501
    aspnaz
    Participant

    Will this post?

    #111503
    aspnaz
    Participant

    Just been reading this by Michael Hudson … https: //www.unz.com/mhudson/the-end-of-western-civilization/”>https://www.unz.com/mhudson/the-end-of-western-civilization

    It still amazes me how westeners like Hudson are so ignorant about China. Sure, it is an insular society and is very difficult to access due to the language, >\both spoken and especially written. But when I read this from Hudson, I almost fell off my chair:

    Guided by a people-centered philosophy, since the day when it was founded … the Party has been working tirelessly for the interest of the people, and has dedicated itself to realizing people’s aspirations for a better life. China has been advancing whole-process people’s democracy, promoting legal safeguard for human rights, and upholding social equity and justice. The Chinese people now enjoy fuller and more extensive and comprehensive democratic rights.

    People still refer to Hong Kong’s democratic election of the chief executive: there was only one candidate approved by Beijing, the people selected to vote (about 5000 of them) had a choice of voting for this person or not voting. Their vote is not confidential, it is published.

    People in mainland China do not vote on anything. They have no democratic proces>\ses at all. Yet this Hudson guy, whom I know a lot of people respect, is saying “The Chinese people now enjoy fuller and more extensive and comprehensive democratic rights.”, the man is either an idiot or was paid to say this, I suspect the latter.

    You cannot trust any writers these days, you have to do your own research.

    #111504
    oxymoron
    Participant

    The thing about the Chinese power class is that they are still managerial. They are managing a shit-load of people with very high chance of fuck-ups (as in a 1% margin of error with policy decisions is 1.5 million people). I know a lot of it is about power but it is also a lot of responsibility keeping that many people alive and stop them from revolting. Mind/info control and compliance are key, but have negative effects.
    Of course if people were able to self organise it may be a prettier picture in some ways but also shittier for many too.
    I wish I knew how to run a temporal world well. I’m the creature that is too fascinated with the abyss to be of much use in politics

    #111505
    oxymoron
    Participant

    This one is a little heavy but worth the ponder. Some people are a little worried about the downstream effects of reverse transcriptase.

    https://paulspradbery.blogspot.com/2022/06/parrhesia.html

    #111506
    aspnaz
    Participant

    .

    #111507

    absolute,

    I too often ponder this concept of man’s propensity for violence and war.

    Have just started a book where an academic historian examines this very question. Title of the book is War ( How conflict shaped us ) by Margaret MacMillan.

    Perhaps worth a look.

    Cheers

    #111508
    Kassandra
    Participant

    What a strange and sad story, do we know what the real issue was? Did the vaccines make covid less severe?
    https://nypost.com/2022/03/24/model-who-had-legs-amputated-due-to-covid-leaves-hospital/

    On the story this week about vaccinated and boosted getting “covid” for longer, my super vaxxed neighbor has had covid now for a month, testing positive for 3 weeks straight. Many people I know that are super vaxxed (that is 3-4 shots) have had covid in the past 2-3 months and aren’t shaking it, or are getting sick with other things. That seems to be the pattern I am seeing. If you are super vaxxed and manage to not get sick you’re ok. Once you test positive? All bets seem to be off. Is that what was predicted?

    Anyway, things seem to be getting a bit creepy. Sometimes I wonder if I should be hanging around my super vaxxed friends. Are they the ones putting ME at risk?

    #111509
    zerosum
    Participant

    How many people would be required with a bucket of white pain to paint a “Z” on the destroyed equipment to fool the western media that Ukraine is winning?

    Sitrep Operation Z0V: Back to Hot Steel Rain


    📊In total, 249 Ukrainian airplanes and 137 helicopters, 1,534 unmanned aerial vehicles, 354 anti-aircraft missile systems, 4,050 tanks and other armored combat vehicles, 744 multiple launch rocket systems, 3,145 field artillery and mortars, as well as 4,292 units of special military vehicles were destroyed during the operation.

    #111510
    Dora
    Participant

    The Great Reset Explained with Edward Dowd

    #111511

    Manpads. Is that what menstruating men use?
    Oh, c’mon. Someone had to crack it. Sorry to blow “the comments are getting better…”
    🙂

    #111512
    Dr D Rich
    Participant

    “Ball jars…”

    -sayeth Dr. D

    A couple reminders:
    -2.5 years ago Heaven and God’s Entire Earth were moved in response to a concept labeled ‘excess deaths’ as long as COVID was perceived to be the specific cause of those ‘excess deaths’.

    -Heaven and Earth’s movement by COVID-caused “excess deaths’ then, was promoted by the likes of Fauci’s 25 million, Nassim Taleb’s Fibonacci fantasy and the hysteria of Redfield/Birx/Rochelle’s unmasked luscious lips.

    -The Powers That Be early on in the aptly labeled crisis saw or knew the flaw in Taleb’s math and Fauci’s tally so they, TPTB, directed the CDC/BVS counters to pad the COVID count with Pneumonia AND Influenza numbers.
    Their efforts still did not work.

    -By January 1, 2021 less than one year into this Excess Deaths Accelerated/Hyped crisis a new ‘excess deaths’ emerged in CDC’s and BVS’s data collection. Yet, Fauci, Taleb, Birx, Redfield, Pfizer, Walensky never touched “it” with the same panicked ferocity as they applied to COVID. I’m still surprised neither Fauci nor Taleb ever adopted the new numbers as a sign that COVID was far worse than their grim predictions.

    -Right here on TAE’s pages, excess deaths above COVID excess deaths was dismissed by the stats guys ~1.5 years ago.

    -Today, ‘xcess deaths Version 2’ has been greeted by the World, Heaven and Earth with the equivalent of crickets chirping on an otherwise silent night.

    #111513
    Oroboros
    Participant

    @aspnaz

    Hudson is an old fashioned Lefty formed in childhood from the mindset of the 1930’s and 40’s socialism.

    Can’t teach an old dog new tricks kinda thing.

    He has interesting and sometimes unique insights on today’s travails but we all drag our past around with us and it’s inevitable blind spots with us like a little red wagon pulled by a child.

    #111514
    D Benton Smith
    Participant

    @MyParentsSaidKnow

    We understand. The temptation was just too irresistible.

    #111515
    Oroboros
    Participant

    Some random reflections on the whole world farming, fertilizer shortage clusterphuck

    I’ve gardened organically for about 50 years. In that time, no one in my extended family has adopted or shown the slighted interest in actually gardening organically. Not even their lawns.

    A few friends did but most grew old and finally stopped gardening in general.

    The current world ‘Fertilizer Crisis’ is bogus because it’s about artificial chemical fertilizer, NOT organic fertilizer.

    Artificial chemical fertilizer kills soil and turns it into DIRT.

    DIRT is DEAD

    Soil IS Alive.

    Chemical fertilizer is the feed stock for the Agricultural Industrial Complex and Chemical Pesticide Complex.

    It’s a Death Cult ultimately, like Jonestown.

    So the world is clutching their pearls and rending their garments over fossil fuel based, soil killing, utterly non sustainable chemical fertilizer that ultimately won’t feed 8-9 billion people in the not so long run because healthy food ultimately can’t be grown in DEAD DIRT.

    Healthy food can only be grown in Live Soil®.

    And transitioning to organic fertilizing from chemical fossil fuel fertilizing will take DECADES because there is so little Soil left, and so much DIRT everywhere to the horizons.

    You might be able to convert some tiny backyard DEAD DIRT garden to a live soil organic garden in 5 years but let me give you a 100 mile by 100 mile square (a 1000 sq miles) piece of land in say North Dakota, and see how long it takes you to change the DEAD industrial farming DIRT into live soil.

    I’m thinking maybe a century if you’re lucky.

    Try spreading even One Inch of organic compost on 1000 square miles of dead dirt.

    Go ahead, give it you’re best shot.

    Then do it for twelve years so you have a foot of live soil.

    Oh, I forgot, organic compost has a lot of air in it and compresses significantly.

    You need to spread an inch of compost on 1000 square miles of dead dirt for maybe 50 years to get one foot of live soil, if you’re lucky and the wind doesn’t blow it away or thunderstorms and flash floods wash it away!

    The energy it will take you and your fossil fuel tractor to spread that much compost over 1000 square miles will be astronomical

    The only alternative to your fossil fuel tractor isvery large herds of cattle over a 1000 square miles.

    And Oh again, a 1000 square miles of farm land produces diddly swat virus 8 BILLION people.

    Good luck on that project kids!

    The Great Plains of the mid West where 60 million+ buffalo roamed had ten to twenty FEET of rich black top soil before the Euro settlers destroyed it with tilling practices with no cover crop. Now the ‘top soil’, if you can even call it that, is measured in INCHES.

    My, my. A lot of people are going to go very hungry before organic farming ever shows up again.

    The number of people the globe can sustain with organic soil practices is very, very low compared to chemical fertilizer and pesticide farming.

    Anyone telling you it’s easy to convert DIRT to Soil on an industrial widespread global scale is full of plastic beads.

    I was going to say bullshit but that would be organic, and that’s definitely not what they are full of.

    Did you know that the hypocritical criminal monsters at Monsanto have an executive dining feature at headquarters that serves only the finest organic food for their ‘exceptional’ executives? Didn’t think so.

    Do as we say, not as we do.

    The fossil fuel chemical fertilizer crowd are Plastic People.

    Consuming chemically grown food produces unhealthy Plastic People®

    Frank had their number years ago.

    #111516

    There goes Draghi.

    #111517

    When rats jump the ship, where do they go?

    #111519
    Noirette
    Participant

    Many MSM articles are huffing and puffing about the unipolar world ending

    (see Wibert at top post) but that isn’t a good description.

    The USukis (UK as a pretentious hopeful hanger on, Israel as an exuse, or outpost, for ME excursions, and other) ignores the long-standing powerhouse of China (and affiliates) plus the resurgence, not of the Soviets, but of Homeland Russia, whose power and grip since the Fall of the Wall (say, 1990) has steadily grown.

    Belarus and possibly Khasakstan, and now a big chunk of Ukr. (forward, more of it..) are ‘Russian’ for now…(Moldova and Transnistria may follow, other topics..)

    China is the dominant power in E. Asia.

    — Btw, I found out recently that China owns 10% of the rich arable land of Ukr. I have nothing to back that up, so no links, but it isn’t surprising at all. Poroshenko passed some law that allowed foreign ‘companies’ to own land, see Biden, etc. and the Zel. régime recently voted in another law, even more ‘supple’ in the same direction. —

    The plan of the ‘Collective West’ in this Ukr. matter is to hurt, dent, Russia (as has been publicly stated, a US imposition..), but down the road, to deal with failure, as semi-success, it is expected that a ‘rump’ or ‘vestigial’ Ukr. will be open for plunder, it will have a puppet ‘oligarch’ (profiteers, corrupted, already the case) Gvmt. and will be a free for all for many Big Corps, who will exploit the land, the ressources, as best as they can, but mostly will cash in kick-backs for ‘fakelorum’ re-constructions.

    In a way the plan echoes back to what happened to Yugoslavia, care of Billy C, just break it up …but that didn’t work out well for Big Corps at all. (But > Camp Bonsteel.) Iraq has also not become profitable for the US / W, after a rapine like splurge. Afghanistan was given up recently, profits exhausted.

    So we see a confused struggle, called war in Ukraine, between different interests, many of them Corporate and not National, which is very confusing. Purposely so.

    #111520
    Noirette
    Participant

    See for ex. France 24, March 2020.

    Ukraine Parliament adopts ‘historic’ land reform bill.

    https://www.france24.com/en/20200331-ukraine-parliament-adopts-historic-land-reform-bill

    #111521
    Oroboros
    Participant

    The Collective West wanted to destroy Ukraine’s agriculture with GMOs and try to contaminate Russia’s biosphere and agriculture with weaponized GMOs

    Aces

    #111522

    oxymoron- that Paul Spradbery post was …there aren’t words.

    #111523
    Dr. D
    Participant

    Quite right about living soil, but dirt isn’t that hard. Chemical will kill soil. True. Fertilizer kills soil basically by making it resparate too fast. There are free components in the soil, and like steroids, fertilizer makes them “oxidize” and get used too fast: that’s what fertilizer is, create fast growth, but not just to your crop, bacteria, algae, whatever’s there. In a few years, the “available” resources are gone because you’re just running the clock faster. P.S. if you have access to a rototiller it can do the same thing: adding air to the soil, which make oxidation, growth, but then more rapid depletion.

    Because free items have been consumed, it is “dead”. True. But it’s also easy to bring back. What “Frees” the components in the soil for plant use? A specific and galactic ecosystem of bacteria, fungi, etc. These invisibles, and for science, essentially unknowables.

    But the answer is simple. The earth thinks your soil is a new sterile glacial till. You simply stop poisoning this (this may take a while as some poisons are resident, while death causes strong imbalances) and offer a tiny amount of area ‘bacteria’ to a soil with some way to protect it. This is usually done with manure. And the new Amazonian method of adding charcoal, which is probably creates safe harbors for the organisms. This is why you can make compost tea, with just a little manure in a lot of water and spray it on. It cultures the whole area and any area where it can make a beachhead. Which can be a bit harder at first than you’d think, but it’s the same process as yogurt.

    But if you just left one fallow furrow for a “hedgerow” then sprayed the 1,000 acres with compost tea in a huge rig, added crop rotation, you’d probably get soil back in just three years. Or in some areas: not talking Arizona where it’s hard to grow sagebrush. All ag is local.

    What is soil then? The “bacteria” (loosely) takes these tiiiiiny rocks and dissolves them into solvents. Other micro-critters capitalize on this. The liquid nutrient soup is taken by plants, who add shade, conserve water, for the microorganisms, and drive channels deep into the hardpan (i.e. “Weeds”). The plant matter then dies, creating that liferaft-beachhead material far more easily dissolved and digested, transmitted to the next generation of plants. Particularly with concerns for water, but also pH, phosphorus, etc. Circle of life, why it’s so important each thing grown on the farm stays there and goes back. Not shipped to NY and Miami and flushed into the sea. That NY sewage is gold, but not if it’s straight poison, heavy metals, and laced with drugs esp hormones.

    Soil can be increased by as much as 3” a year. And what “Soil” is, is what exactly? Compared to subsoil? I can turn bedrock into soil, but they’re not on bedrock in most places, so what they mean is this living part. You shouldn’t let it go downstream, but it’s not our real crisis. Give me a man every 50 acres and re-mix the animal husbandry (which sounds like we’re going to do anyway) and I can have it fixed in no time.

    #111524
    Susmarie108
    Participant

    echo mpsk…

    @oxy: the Paul Spradbery post is ……….beyond words.

    It rings true to me.

    Words more precious than ever…LOVE ONE ANOTHER.

    LOVE to All.

    #111525
    TAE Summary
    Participant

    The American Body Politic
    * What if a large percentage of your muscle cells became fat cells?
    * What if the goal of many of your cells was to use as many resources as possible for as long as possible while expending as little effort as possible?
    * What if your brain instructed different tissue types that they are fundamentally different and should not cooperate with each other?
    * What if the glucose in your system doubled every year, year after year?
    * What if your brain blocked half the signals in your nervous system because it didn’t like them?
    * What if your brain divided your cells into two sets that were trained to fight against each other?
    * What if you were injected with ever increasing transfusions from other random people?
    * What if you experimented on your cells with a substance with unknown long term consequences?
    * What if 75% of your immune system cells were unfit for the job because they were ruined by drugs, were attacking healthy cells or had become fat cells?
    * What if your body’s policy was to encourage the destruction of stem cells because they were a nuisance?
    * What if more and more muscle cells decided they were really nerve cells and vice versa?
    * What if you spent your effort caring for the health of a guy across town but ignored your own terminal condition?
    * What if a large percentage of your brain cells were replaced by fecal matter?
    * What if your brain decided it didn’t need the rest of your body and cut off the blood supply to everything but the brain and the fists?
    * How long would you survive?

    #111526
    ezlxa1949
    Participant

    Talking of agriculture and the food supply, the dreaded varroa mite has appeared in Australia. And it has appeared rather suddenly.

    This mite kills bees and destroys hives. Treatments appear to be vailable but I don’tknow how safe and effective they are. The response here has been so far to destroy all hives within a 50km radius of Newcastle. Milllions of bes are doomed. If that doesn’t work, the next stepp is to go mad with a potent pesticide that will kill European honey bees and the native bees and a multitude of other insects. The consequences for Australian agriculture and horticulture could be enormous.

    The almon industry is putting huge pressure on government to let hives be moved from NSW to Victoria in time for pollination. They ought to be denied AND compensated, but governments here, especially the neoliberal state governments, don’t believe in compensation.

    Australia has long been free of the mite and we have been a major source of mite-free bees for other countries. That could all end if we’re not careful. Biosecurity at our ports has been far too lax for far too long. I strongly feel that in this mad world trade and commerce are more important than life itself.

    Interesting how this varroa mite outbreak occurred just before it was time to move bees around. Forgive my cynicism.

    #111527
    ezlxa1949
    Participant

    Oops, “almond” not “almon”. My typing is going to pieces.

    #111528
    Oroboros
    Participant

    @ Dr D

    Nice overview to the soil thing.

    My reservations come from ‘where’s’ the plan to scale up, not a 1000 acres, a million acres.

    Where’s the awareness in the body politik of this issue or in the general sheeple attention span?

    It’s not on the radar screen, at all, anywhere.

    All the money is in selling more chemicals to the ag sector, not in manure.

    In fact killing off cattle for bug-burgers is just ramping up.

    The Amazon has next to NO top soil, it’s all in the vegetative canopy.

    The Amazon was clear cut many many by native tribes for thousands of years before the Euro-trash showed up.

    Archeological discoveries now in the Amazon are revealing huge vast ruins of cultures long gone before the Euro invasion.

    They probably perished because the rain fall patterns changed, not because they didn’t chuck enough virgins in the volcano. The Mayans had a massive dry spell before they vanished. The warfare and civil disorder followed the lack of rain, not preceded it.

    I generally hate ‘religious’ explanations for ANYTHING.

    Shit happens.

    Eco-system collapse routinely in planetary history.

    Comets impacts are bad for instance.

    Very, very large consequences to eco-systems.

    But Sheeple can and have phucked up the landscape historically.

    The Italian peninsula was once forested as thick and dark as the Black forests of Germany. The Romans chopped them down and the top soil ran into the sea, never to return.

    The British Isles were also thickly forested from the Shetlands to the Channel. Ireland and Scotland never grew back.

    There is Zero understanding or will to act on organic agriculture as a priority short of a massive collapse in food production because of fossil fuel input farming techniques.

    And no money, either to pay farm workers, or by to buy overprice ‘organic’ produce for the average family.

    A middleclass family of four would be hard pressed to buy all organic now, their monthly food bill would jump by at least a third to a half now, not to mention with 10-15% inflation going forward.

    Most young families I know would rather put the price jump to ‘organic food’ into their gas tanks, not healthier food.

    And also add, inner city ghettos to the ‘never gonna buy ‘organic’ ever never ever.

    The market for organic produce right now is from the upper middle class trendy next new thing gentry and the Woketard bugburger mob.

    Nothing’s gonna happen without a demand that produces an honest Market.

    We have no markets for ANYTHING

    And no price discovery.

    #111529

    Draghi’s gone. That’s number, what, 4-5 in Europe?! And how long does it take Italy to get a new cabinet together? Inject very loud laughing emoji. He’s history because 5 star wouldn’t support him. Among other reasons, this is because they wanted negotiations with Russia; he did not. There’s a glimmer of good somewhere in there.

    #111530

    Yeah, yeah, the president has refused Draghi’s resignation.

    #111531
    Michael Reid
    Participant


    * What if a large percentage of your brain cells were replaced by fecal matter?

    I laughed out loud. Thank you

    Are we there yet?

    #111532
    Michael Reid
    Participant

    Doug Casey on the Ridiculous Policies for Addressing Inflation and Rising Prices

    Doug Casey on the Ridiculous Policies for Addressing Inflation and Rising Prices

    #111533
    Michael Reid
    Participant

    Biden is sinking the US economy w/Robert Barnes (Live)

    https://rumble.com/v1c98zh-biden-is-sinking-the-us-economy-wrobert-barnes-live.html

    #111534
    citizenx
    Participant

    12. Eventually, there will be no more hiding it. The attempts to cover things up as long as possible was anticipated since doctors and academics are arrogant, self-righteous psychopaths who could be expected to protect their reputations regardless of the cost. This will simply result in even more anger.

    As was the goal, attacks on doctors, the media, and government will result in civil wars worldwide and the destruction of national governments. Only 20% of the human population will survive.

    Luc Montagnier assessed that within 2-3 years many vaxed would be dead. Geert warns the same.

    LOVE ONE ANOTHER.
    LOVE to All.

    Not to be a dick but… Love is simply another facet of Hate. Hate/ Love, War/ Peace. Without the one, there is no other. There would not even be a word for Peace if we did not have War.

    Humans can- Love their Nation, their guns, their favorite actor, their tv show, their ice cream. They can love their kids by injecting them with 75 vaxes killing and maiming those they proclaim to love. I love my freedom to have abortions, I hate the USSC? I love my country and hate the enemy.

    You’ve seen the virtue signalling signs which read- “in this house we believe Love is Real, Science is Real” ? Leading believers to Hating the UnVaxxed and owning science as if Fauci IS science.

    Isn’t the road to Hell paved with Lovely intentions?

    Karl Marlantes, a Vietnam combat vet- described the sensations of brutal combat as the closest experience to Love in his book- “what it is like to go to war”. Humans love power, wealth, fame and glory too. They love to win, love to kill and torture. S&M people love to abuse and be abused.

    Love ain’t for keeping, love is cheap. Love is not for wielding like a magic wand cure all.

    The easier the path of destruction gets, the more likely we’ll take it. This is another reason why warriors, above all, must fundamentally be spiritual people, that is people who are on a different path to start with. Kierkegaard says, “It is not good works that make a good person but the good person who does good works”. It is through meditative practices that you observe your own mind. You can’t be a good person until you observe how bad you are. It is only when the evil is conscious that it can be countered.

    We have a shadow says Jung. There’s a part of me that just loves maiming, killing, and torturing. This part of me isn’t all of me. I have other elements that are just the opposite.

    Karl Marlantes – What it is like to go to war.

    It is extremely likely we will all be going to war soon. The US is at war with everything and everyone both in its way and on its team. Better to kill it with spiritual war than honor its lies.

    Arjuna rode off to war. If you meet Buddha on the road, kill him. Kill yourself on the meditation cushion. It’s about fucking time people rise up with honor, dignity, truth and spiritual violence to kill this evil ignorance.

    #111535
    wdt
    Participant

    @ezlxa….> And it has appeared rather suddenly.
    I have had bees for quite a while…
    The 1st few washes/tests showed quite large infestations,,
    +10% where 1-3% is the usual treatment max
    Since drones fly +10 mi, not real good odds to stop it
    the poison is supposed to be removed when there are no more robbers
    We will see

    #111536
    aspnaz
    Participant

    The sad fact is no one knows how to change it, because no one knows how to take on the corporations.

    I think everybody can think of a few ways to start taking on the corporations and, for me, the first is to fix liability. Remove all protections of the corporation as a legal entity, force the individuals managing and working in corporations to take on all liability, force the corporations to fund the full life-cycle of the products they produce, force the shareholders to take on liability.

    Shareholder liability means that if you own Monsanto shares today and they are selling Roundup today, then you personally are liable for anybody being injured by Roundup today – which may manifest itself later. Exchanges keep records of who buys and sells which shares and so it is now easily possible to know who profits from bad corporate behaviour. Yes, it would make share ownership a more serious venture as your ownership of shares could come back to bite you.

    Woody Harrelson is really saying that nobody knows how to get the politicians to take on the corporates, all the politicians being puppets of the corporates.

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