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Ukraine Must Win By Winter – Zelensky Aide (RT)
The Power Troika Trumps Biden In West Asia (Escobar)
US and UK Want ‘Real War’ Between Russia and EU – Lavrov (RT)
Putin Blasts “Globalist” World Order as “Totalitarian (SN)
China Blames US For Ukraine Conflict (RT)
Ukraine Offers Itself as a ‘Testing Ground’ for NATO Weapons (Antiwar)
Russia Warns Of ‘Tougher’ Terms For Talks With Ukraine (RT)
Putin Says Russia Will Honor Gas Commitment (ZH)
The Great American Military Rebrand (Taibbi)
Former Clinton Advisor Says Hillary is Preparing to Run Again in 2024 (SN)
Jan. 6 Committee Has Yet To Establish A Criminal Case Against Trump (Turley)
Rhine Water Levels Drop Below Critical Threshold (ZH)
The C-19 Vaccine And The Innate Antibody Response Of Children (Geert)

 

 

 

 

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Ukraine Must Win By Winter – Zelensky Aide (RT)

The Ukrainian military must defeat Russia before winter, Andrey Yermak, chief of staff to President Vladimir Zelensky, said in an interview on Tuesday. Amid a shakeup in Ukraine’s government and Russian gains on the battlefield, Yermak insisted that more Western weapons could turn the tide. “Today, our main goal is victory,” Yermak said, “to do this, we need our military to have everything they need. They have everything except sufficient equipment and sufficient weapons.” The US alone has already allocated more than $55 billion worth of military and economic aid to Ukraine since February, and even though the Biden administration’s Lend-Lease program of arms shipments is set to come online in August, Yermak stated that time was not on his country’s side.

“The main task of Lend-Lease is that we get everything on time,” he explained. “It is very important for us not to enter the winter. After winter, when the Russians will have more time to dig in, it will certainly be more difficult.” Asked whether Ukraine’s military could retake the Black Sea coastline before winter, as Ukrainian Defense Minister Alexey Reznikov told the UK’s Sunday Times earlier this month that it would, Yermak did not answer directly, saying instead that “our goal is definitely the de-occupation of all our territories,” without providing a timeframe. “It’s hard work,” Yermak admitted, “when there is an enemy against you who has much more weapons and men.”

In Reznikov’s estimation, Ukraine needs around 50 M142 HIMARS rocket artillery systems from the US to hold back the advancing Russian military, and 100 of these truck-mounted launchers to conduct a counteroffensive. Reznikov announced these figures during a meeting of the Atlantic Council, a NATO-backed think tank, on Tuesday. To date, Washington has given Ukraine eight HIMARS systems, and the White House revealed on Tuesday that a fresh package of military aid to be announced this week will include more of these weapons systems. Ukraine has suffered a string of losses on the battlefield, with the entirety of the Lugansk People’s Republic (LPR) coming under the control of Russian-allied forces at the beginning of this month, and Russian and Donetsk People’s Republic (DPR) forces seizing operational control of Seversk – within striking distance of the major cities of Slavyansk and Kramatorsk – in recent days.

Meanwhile in Kiev, Zelensky’s government appears consumed by a witch hunt, with Zelensky firing Prosecutor General Irina Venediktova and the head of the country’s top security agency, Ivan Bakanov, over the weekend. According to the Ukrainian leader, “high treason and collaboration” was rampant in both services. Ukraine’s parliament on Tuesday approved the firings, and Zelensky went on to remove five more regional bosses of Bakanov’s agency, as well as its deputy head, Vladimir Gorbenko.

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Excellent from Pepe. Don’t miss.

The Power Troika Trumps Biden In West Asia (Escobar)

The Tehran summit uniting Iran-Russia-Turkey was a fascinating affair in more ways than one. Ostensibly about the Astana peace process in Syria, launched in 2017, the summit joint statement duly noted that Iran, Russia and (recently rebranded) Turkiye will continue, “cooperating to eliminate terrorists” in Syria and “won’t accept new facts in Syria in the name of defeating terrorism.” That’s a wholesale rejection of the “war on terror” exceptionalist unipolarity that once ruled West Asia. Russian President Vladimir Putin, in his own speech, was even more explicit. He stressed “specific steps to promote the intra-Syrian inclusive political dialogue” and most of called a spade a spade: “The western states led by the US are strongly encouraging separatist sentiment in some areas of the country and plundering its natural resources with a view to ultimately pulling the Syrian state apart.”

So there will be “extra steps in our trilateral format” aimed at “stabilizing the situation in those areas” and crucially, “returning control to the legitimate government of Syria.” For better or for worse, the days of imperial plunder will be over. The bilateral meetings on the summit’s sidelines – Putin/Raisi and Putin/Erdogan – were even more intriguing. Context is key here: the Tehran gathering took place after Putin’s visit to Turkmenistan in late June for the 6th Caspian summit, where all the littoral nations, Iran included, were present, and after Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov’s travels in Algeria, Bahrain, Oman, and Saudi Arabia, where he met all his Gulf Cooperation Council (GCC) counterparts.

So we see Russian diplomacy carefully weaving its geopolitical tapestry from West Asia to Central Asia – with everybody and his neighbor eager to talk and to listen to Moscow. As it stands, the Russia-Turkey entente cordiale tends to lean towards conflict management, and is strong on trade relations. Iran-Russia is a completely different ball game: much more of a strategic partnership. So it’s hardly a coincidence that the National Oil Company of Iran (NIOC), timed to the Tehran summit, announced the signing of a $40 billion strategic cooperation agreement with Russia’s Gazprom. That’s the largest foreign investment in the history of Iran’s energy industry – badly needed since the early 2000s. Seven deals worth $4 billion apply to the development of oil fields; others focus on the construction of new export gas pipelines and LNG projects.

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“I think they still haven’t realized that they’re playing very dangerous games. But many in Europe are beginning to understand that.”

US and UK Want ‘Real War’ Between Russia and EU – Lavrov (RT)

The US and UK want to escalate the Russia-Ukraine conflict into a larger confrontation between Moscow and members of the European Union, Russian Foreign Minister Sergey Lavrov said on Wednesday in an interview with RT and Sputnik. “Our US and British colleagues… with the support from the Germans, Poles, and the Baltic states, very much want to make this war a real war, pitting Russia against European countries,”Lavrov said, speaking to RT Editor-in-Chief Margarita Simonyan. The Western governments are “literally holding Ukraine back from any constructive steps”towards a peace settlement, Lavrov argued. They are not only “flooding” the country with weapons, but “forcing” Ukraine to use them more brazenly, he added.

Russia launched its military operation in the neighboring country in late February. Many countries, including NATO members, imposed sweeping sanctions on Moscow and have been supplying Kiev with heavy weapons. The latest deliveries include US-made M142 HIMARS multiple rocket launchers and M777 howitzers. Lavrov claimed that the US and Britain are “benefiting” from the conflict between Russia and the EU because the economies of the bloc’s members are bearing the brunt of the sanctions. He added that the US has been acting “irresponsibly” by stoking tensions with Russia. “I think they still haven’t realized that they’re playing very dangerous games. But many in Europe are beginning to understand that.” US President Joe Biden said last week that Russia must suffer “a strategic failure” in Ukraine and vowed more support for Kiev.

Russia sent troops into Ukraine on February 24, citing Kiev’s failure to implement the Minsk agreements, designed to give the regions of Donetsk and Lugansk special status within the Ukrainian state. The protocols, brokered by Germany and France, were first signed in 2014. Former Ukrainian President Pyotr Poroshenko has since admitted that Kiev’s main goal was to use the ceasefire to buy time and “create powerful armed forces.” In February 2022, the Kremlin recognized the Donbass republics as independent states and demanded that Ukraine officially declare itself a neutral country that will never join any Western military bloc. Kiev insists the Russian offensive was completely unprovoked.

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“No matter how much Western and so-called supranational elites strive to preserve the existing order of things, a new era is coming, a new stage in world history..”

Putin Blasts “Globalist” World Order as “Totalitarian (SN)

Russian President Vladimir Putin asserted earlier today that the “globalist” world order is “totalitarian” and is “holding back creative pursuit.” Putin made the comments during a forum in Moscow. The notorious leader claimed that the west had only achieved its global preeminence due to the historic plunder of other nations and had no moral right to enforce a unipolar model on the planet. “The model of the total dominance of the so-called ‘golden billion’ is unjust. Why should this ‘golden billion’ among the planet’s population dominate others, impose its own rules of conduct?” Putin asked. “Based on the illusion of ‘exclusivity,’ this model divides people into first and second class status, and is therefore racist and neo-colonial in its essence,” he added.


“And the globalist, supposedly liberal ideology which underlies it is increasingly acquiring the features of totalitarianism, holding back creative pursuit, free historical creation,” Putin claimed. The Russian President went on to stress his view that the globalist world order was built off the exploitation of other countries. “Of course, this ‘golden billion’ did not become ‘golden’ by accident. It has achieved a lot. But it did not only take up its positions thanks to the realization of some ideas, but to a large extent due to the robbery of other peoples – both in Asia and Africa. That’s what happened.” He then proclaimed that western elites are terrified that their global order is being dismantled. “No matter how much Western and so-called supranational elites strive to preserve the existing order of things, a new era is coming, a new stage in world history. And only truly sovereign states can ensure high dynamics for growth and become an example for others,” said Putin.

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“It is quite clear to the world who exactly is causing the global food crisis..”

China Blames US For Ukraine Conflict (RT)

The Chinese Foreign Ministry has accused the US of starting the crisis in Ukraine and fueling the conflict in the east European country. Spokeman Zhao Lijian told reporters at a regular press briefing on Tuesday that Washington should stop playing “world police” and work on creating conditions for peace talks instead. Zhao was asked about recent remarks from US State Department spokesperson Ned Price, who once again threatened China with a “very steep cost” should Beijing help Moscow evade Western sanctions – without providing evidence that this is happening. Accusing Price of sounding “as if the US were the world police,” Zhao said that China “takes an objective and fair stance and stands on the side of peace and justice” when it comes to Ukraine.

“We firmly oppose any unwarranted suspicion, threat and pressure targeting China. We are also firmly against unilateral illegal sanctions and long-arm jurisdiction with no basis in international law,” Zhao said. Washington needs to “stop playing up bloc confrontation and creating a new Cold War by taking advantage of the situation,” Zhao added, urging the US to instead “facilitate a proper settlement of the crisis in a responsible way and create the environment and conditions needed for peace talks between parties concerned.” This is not the first time China has pushed back on US pressure to side with the West against Russia in the matter of Ukraine. Last month, Zhao’s colleague Wang Wenbin also chidedWashington for fueling the conflict and wanting to “fight to the last Ukrainian” while Beijing wanted a negotiated peace. He stopped short of blaming the US for starting the current military confrontation, however.

At the end of June, NATO Secretary General Jens Stoltenberg told reporters the alliance had been “preparing for this since 2014,” referring to the US-backed government in Kiev which came to power after the coup ousted the elected president and triggered the crisis with Crimea and Donbass. At Tuesday’s press conference, Zhao also rejected US accusations that China was contributing to food shortages in Africa, pointing the finger back at Washington. “It is quite clear to the world who exactly is causing the global food crisis,” he said. “We hope that the US will seriously reflect on its disreputable role in the global food crisis and stop smearing and making groundless accusations against China.”

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Not the Ukraine, but its “leaders”.

Ukraine Offers Itself as a ‘Testing Ground’ for NATO Weapons (Antiwar)

Ukrainian Defense Minister Oleksii Reznikov on Tuesday openly offered Ukraine as a venue to test NATO weapons against Russia in an online conversation with the director of the Atlantic Council’s Eurasia Center. Reznikov said that Ukraine “is essentially a testing ground” for the advanced weaponry the US and its allies are pouring into the country. “Many weapons are now getting tested in the field in the real conditions of the battle against the Russian Army, which has plenty of modern systems of its own,” he said. The Ukrainian military chief made the offer in a fresh pitch for more Western arms. “We are interested in testing modern systems in the fight against the enemy and we are inviting arms manufacturers to test the new products here,” he said.


One weapons system that is getting its first use on the battlefield in Ukraine is the Polish Krab artillery system that was provided by Warsaw. “So, I think for our partners in Poland, in the United States, France, or Germany, it’s a good chance to test the equipment. So, give us the tools. We will finish the job and you will have all the new information,” Reznikov said. The Western response to the war in Ukraine has been a boon for US arms makers, who are making money sending weapons into the war zone, replenishing NATO stockpiles, and selling arms to European countries that have decided to boost military spending. Kyiv has been asking for more advanced arms than it has been sending, including F-15 and F-16 fighter jets. Ukrainian pilots would need to be trained to fly the US aircraft, and the House version of the National Defense Authorization Act includes $100 million to go towards that training, although the massive spending bill has not yet been finalized.

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“Lavrov: “Should the west supply Kiev with long-range weapons, the geographical objectives of the special operation in Ukraine will move even further. Meaning further west and north.”

Russia Warns Of ‘Tougher’ Terms For Talks With Ukraine (RT)

Moscow will make much harsher demands if and when talks on a peaceful settlement of the Ukraine conflict resume, Leonid Slutsky, a member of Moscow’s negotiating team, has warned.“Today, the conditions on our part will be tougher regarding demilitarization and ‘denazification’; tougher both in terms of essence and the timeframe of their implementation,” Slutsky, who leads the Liberal Democratic Party (LDPR) in the Russian State Duma, said during a press conference on Tuesday. However, the parliamentarian pointed out that currently “Kiev doesn’t show any eagerness to resume the negotiations.” On Monday, Russian presidential aide Yury Ushakov also addressed the possibility of the resumption of talks with Ukraine, saying that Russia’s demands would be “different” if the two sides sit down at the negotiating table now.

However, much like Slutsky, he had to acknowledge that “for now, there’s no interest in this from both Kiev and the Western countries”that are backing Ukraine in the conflict.The peace process had been put on hold by the Ukrainian side after the latest round of negotiations, which took place in Istanbul in late March, according to the aide. “After that, the Ukrainian delegation didn’t maintain any contact with us,” Ushakov said. Moscow had initially been optimistic about the outcome of the talks in Turkey’s largest city, but later accused Kiev of backtracking on all the progress that had been achieved there and declared that it had lost all trust in the Ukrainian negotiators.

In his interview with Forbes on Monday, Ukrainian Foreign Minister Dmitry Kuleba insisted that Kiev would only be eager to resume talks after Moscow suffers “defeat on the battlefield.” “Otherwise, it will be the language of ultimatums again” on the part of Russia, he explained. According to Kuleba, Ukrainian President Vladimir Zelensky doesn’t rule out “the possibility of negotiations,” but believes “there is no reason” for it at the moment. Despite Russian forces steadily gaining ground in Donbass, Ukraine’s top negotiator David Arakhamia suggested last month that Kiev could achieve a “favorable position” on the front by late August after it conducts “counteroffensive operations in certain areas.”

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Nordstream 1 has been restarted, but only on one turbine.

Putin Says Russia Will Honor Gas Commitment (ZH)

As we reported previously, Nord Stream 1, the main artery for Russian gas to Europe, is currently down due to regular maintenance and European governments are worried the Kremlin won’t restore its flow when the work ends Thursday, roughly around the time the ECB announces a historic rate hike (as much as 50bps according to the latest press reports). A prolonged outage could lead to an even greater energy crisis, prompting governments to ration energy, hurting industry and sending the country into recession even faster. Putin echoed comments made late Tuesday after his visit to Tehran, where the Russian president said that Kremlin-controlled energy exporter Gazprom PJSC, pipeline operator’s majority shareholder, “has always fulfilled and will fulfill all of its obligations.”

But he added that flows might fall to some 20% of capacity as soon as next week if a critical pipeline turbine that was undergoing repairs in Canada isn’t returned to Russia soon. Putin said that another turbine had to go for maintenance on July 26. Even before the maintenance began, Gazprom last month cut deliveries on the pipeline to 40% of its capacity, blaming Canadian sanctions that had prevented the return of the turbine being repaired there. European officials have dismissed the turbine explanation as a pretext for Moscow to try and wreak economic havoc on the continent. Germany has been racing to return the turbine to Russia after Canada earlier this month tweaked its own sanctions, allowing turbines for the Nord Stream pipeline to be repaired and returned to Russia.


In response to the threat of a complete Russian shutdown, the European Union has been pressing governments to step up their energy-conservation campaigns, rolling out new plans for possible rationing on Wednesday. The commission’s plan is expected to offer guidelines for curbing energy use and establish criteria governments can use to determine which industries to give priority to if there isn’t enough gas to go around. The guidelines also call for public buildings to limit air conditioning to 77 degrees Fahrenheit and cap thermostats at about 66 degrees during colder months.

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“Billions of dollars in weapons the military did not seek..”

The Great American Military Rebrand (Taibbi)

Fast forward to last week. As January 6th hearings, a presidential fist-bump, and a Kardashian spawn’s gender reveal gobbled attention, the House quietly passed a monster $839 billion defense package. It was “the definition of a bipartisan bill,” chirped Alabama’s Mike Rogers, as 180 Democrats and 149 Republicans joined to smash by tens of billions previous records for military spending. With this already underreported story, just one news outlet, Roll Call, described a “first of its kind” report published by the Department of Defense Comptroller’s office, which revealed at least $58 billion of “congressional additions” above Joe Biden’s budget request.

As former Senate aide and defense budget analyst Winslow Wheeler puts it, these “additions” are “not (all) earmarks under either the House’s or Senate’s shriveled definition of them, but they are all earmarks… under the classic understanding.” What’s in those requests? As Roll Call’s Donnelly explains, the $58 billion included “money to respond to disasters and the war in Ukraine,” but also: Billions of dollars in weapons the military did not seek, such as more than $4 billion worth of unrequested warships, many of them built by the constituents of senior appropriators. This felt like Duke Cunningham days, back with a vengeance. The $58 billion revealed by the Department of Defense only pertained to “congressional increases” larger than $20 million. I asked the DoD to ask if they also counted smaller appropriations.

So far, they’ve declined to comment, but according to several sources (and Roll Call), the actual amount of “additions” is almost surely far higher than $58 billion. Both the triumphant return of the earmark and the enormous defense hike should have been big stories. To put $58 billion (at least) in defense “increases” in context, the amount of overall federal earmarks in 2006, the infamous year that prompted so much outrage, was said to be $26 billion. Meanwhile Biden’s one-year arms increase exceeds the pace of Donald Trump’s infamous $200 billion collective defense hike between 2017-2019. These are major surges past the levels of both pork and weapons spending that had progressives roaring for “change,” yet there’s almost zero outcry now. Why?

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Dick Morris knows a thing or two.

Former Clinton Advisor Says Hillary is Preparing to Run Again in 2024 (SN)

A former top advisor to Bill Clinton claims that Joe Biden will be forced to step aside and be replaced by Hillary, who is preparing to run again for president in 2024. No, not again! The prediction was made by Dick Morris, who ran Bill Clinton’s successful re-election campaign in 1996 and was once touted as Clinton’s most influential advisor. According to Morris, the Democratic establishment knows “that Biden can’t run again in 2024” due to his “quickly declining mental abilities” and the economic disaster he had presided over. Morris says that Biden will eventually cave to extreme pressure not to run, but that he won’t be replaced by Kamala Harris, who would get trounced by Trump.


The former advisor says a “black candidate” will emerge, along with Alexandria Ocasio Cortez, who will “wreak havoc” because the party is now dominated by far-left agitators, although AOC won’t be old enough to be president, so the rules would have to be changed for that to happen. “As leftist candidates emerge as front-runners in the Democratic primary, pressure will grow on Hillary Clinton to enter the race,” writes Morris. “Much like Biden’s surprise entrance in 2020, Democrats will see her as their savior, an experienced politician able to bridge the left and more moderate wings of the party.” Morris says Hillary’s recent media interviews and her cronies touting her as Biden’s replacement are clear signs she is set to run again in 2024.

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“It is difficult to make a criminal case over what an official failed to do..”

Jan. 6 Committee Has Yet To Establish A Criminal Case Against Trump (Turley)

The eighth and final scheduled hearing of the House Jan. 6 select committee is scheduled for Thursday, and its members reportedly will present a time line of events on that day, particularly the 187 minutes between the end of then-President Trump’s speech on the Ellipse and his call for supporters to leave the Capitol. It will again replay moments from the horrific to the heroic. What it has not shown thus far, however, is what was promised at the outset: a clear criminal case against Trump. At the start of the hearings, committee members promised they had the long-sought smoking-gun evidence — new material that would close the circle on Trump. Committee member Rep. Adam Schiff (D-Calif.) indicated he thought there was now “credible evidence” to support a variety of criminal charges. His colleague, Rep. Jamie Raskin (D-Md.), said the committee would show that Trump organized a “coup” on Jan. 6, 2021.

No sooner had the hearings begun when many in the media declared that the criminal case had been conclusively proven — even though most of what was being presented was already generally known. It often sounded more like a prayer than proof. Former Nixon counsel John Dean said an indictment would be forthcoming because “I don’t see how the line prosecutors at the Department of Justice can’t take a lot of this evidence and use it. … Trump is in trouble. Trump is in trouble.” Harvard law professor Laurence Tribe said the question was only what would be charged first, since Trump’s felonies were shown “without any doubt, beyond a reasonable doubt, beyond any doubt, and the crimes are obvious.” That included an allegedly clear case of attempted murder of former Vice President Pence.

Yet, on the eve of the primetime hearing this week, committee members sound strikingly less prosecutorial. Rep. Elaine Luria (D-Va.) told CNN that “I look at it as a dereliction of duty. He didn’t act. He did not take action to stop the violence.” It is difficult to make a criminal case over what an official failed to do. Yet the last hearing seemed to focus on a number of things that did not occur, from a draft tweet that was not sent to an executive order that was never signed. There were discussions of appointing Trump attorney Sidney Powell as a special counsel, seizing voting machines or replacing the Justice Department’s leadership. As unnerving as these proposals were, they also were not carried out. It is the type of evidence used to show mens rea — “guilty mind.” However, crimes generally require both guilty minds and guilty acts. Building a criminal case on the failure to act to stop the violence is a notoriously difficult case to make.

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The Rhine is also important for exports, and there is no alternative.

Rhine Water Levels Drop Below Critical Threshold (ZH)

Water levels on the River Rhine have steadily declined and fallen to emergency levels this week, indicating more headwinds for the German economy already careening towards recession. One of the most vital waterways in Europe’s economic heartland is below a very important 78 centimeters (31 inches) threshold at a measuring station in Kaub, Germany. As of Wednesday, Kaub sits at 68 centimeters (27 inches) and is dropping fast, indicating that barge transport disruptions could be imminent. Riverlake, a vessel broker, already says barges hauling goods between Upper Rhine from Rotterdam have reduced weight to about a third of capacity to improve draft in shallow parts of the waterway, according to Bloomberg.

For some context, barges on inland waterways haul about 5%-10% of German freight, with about 80% of that on the Rhine, including a third of domestic shipping of crude oil, natural gas, and coal, Berenberg economist Salomon Fiedler wrote Wednesday in a note to clients. Citing a report by the Kiel Institute, Fiedler said if Kaub sustains water levels below 78 centimeters for several weeks or longer, German industrial production will be “about 1% lower than in a month with no low-water days.” He said the following month would be an impact of 1.5%. The water crisis on the 800-mile (1,288-kilometer) river that runs from Switzerland to the North Sea is similar to the one in 2018.

The previous crisis resulted in transport disruptions that hit industrial production. One noticeable difference is the economy today is sliding toward a recession as it contends with an energy crisis, high inflation, faltering economic growth, and supply chain bottlenecks — unlike anything ever seen before. Germany’s economy grew by a paltry 0.2% in the first quarter, just barely escaping a technical recession following a contraction in the prior quarter, while the inflation rate printed a mind-numbing 7.6% in June. Alarming signs of stagflation are developing, and hyperinflation of energy prices thanks to Europe’s sanctions on Russia is the leading cause of the economic turbulence.

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Don’t rob your kids of their immune systems.

The C-19 Vaccine And The Innate Antibody Response Of Children (Geert)

Question: For those children who, unfortunately, have gotten a Covid-19 vaccine, does this one hijacking (the shot(s) and subsequent infections that are not neutralized) of their immune response prejudice their innate antibody response to different degrees based on the similarities of the various glycosolated pathogens they will later encounter?

Answer: The problem comes from the infection-enhancing antibodies (IEAbs). As viral infection rates are only climbing, and as these Abs render vaccinees highly susceptible to infection, more and more vaccinees are now sitting on high titers of these Abs. Children who have gotten a Covid-19 vaccine will, of course, not be an exception. Because the IEAbs will continuously outcompete the innate Abs, the latter will not manage to educate the cell-based innate immune system (NK cells) on how to recognize a SC-2 infected host cell at an early stage of infection at a time where innate Abs are no longer functional or already overridden by foreign-centered immune cells. The latter can now happen very rapidly due to ADEI, which basically drives the virus into the adaptive immune system and promotes stimulation of foreign-centered T and B cells. This also applies to host cells infected by other glycosylated viruses that generate acute self-limiting infection/ disease because the patterns these viruses express on the surface of infected host cells are shared.

So the answer is yes, these children are at high risk of suffering from irreversible deficiency of their innate immune system to recognize ‘foreign’ from ‘self’. When you prevent innate immune effector cells from learning how to recognize self-mimicking patterns expressed on host cells infected by glycosylated viruses for a long enough period, these NK cells will never be able to recognize such viruses, nor will they be able to recognize ‘altered self’ patterns expressed on pathologically altered host cells. Unfortunately, the latter inability opens the door to immune pathology and cancer.

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  • #111882
    Farmer McGregor
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    @wdt from yesterday: Late comment 07/20/22

    As a beekeeper, I gotta say WOW! The glass ceiling idea is brilliant! The usual treatment for hive robbing is to so restrict the size of the entrance to the hive-being-robbed that the guard bees therein have a fighting chance of repelling the robbers.

    Thanks for this.

    #111883
    Bill7
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    Cypress is a really nice tree, and wood.
    I knew it as “Juniper” as a kid, and the scent was too strong. Then I came across it as used for the back and sides of Blanca flamenco guitars; its quick response and some kind of intrigue
    to the sound made an impression.

    The wood is easy to work, but depending on the tree and how it was handled, can
    tend to crack, and also crumble(?), even in vertical-grain stock. It planes pretty well with a sharp tool,
    but tearout can be an issue. A fun challenge, I like cypress.

    #111884
    Bill7
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    Adding: Cypress is not easy to bend; it has a lot of “fight” in it. My guess is
    that that’s a net-positive for the sound.
    Quick, high heat, not much added moisture, not too much bending at one time seems best to me.

    #111885
    Bill7
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    Was it J.R. “Bob” Dobbs who coined the phrase “High Weirdness by Mail” ?

    If it was not, it should have been: we’re
    all living in that domain now, even those intelligent few who are not directly using the darpaNest.

    #111886
    Bill7
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    Looks like House moved on.
    Smart guy, I think.

    #111887
    Bill7
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    The Image-saturation is way, way down today.

    Interesting.

    #111888
    Veracious Poet
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    At the wind farm PR event, Biden said he was going to declare a “Climate Emergency” to pass “Executive Orders” to stop “Climate Change”.

    Except that none of those three things exist. I didn’t know the President could just do whatever he wants without any input or money from Congress. Must be some new form of government I haven’t heard about.

    #111889
    Bill7
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    Cypress needs to be well under 2mm for decently smooth and consistent bending, I think. Even then I find it not easy.
    Really nice wood, though, and the scent
    is wonderful. I *think* it tends to reinforce primary resonances: if the cavity resonance is not well below A, that note is likely to predominate.

    #111890
    Veracious Poet
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    The budget is just there (1) to put out the illusion of democratic control by elected officials, and (2) to hide the true extent of dollar printing from the eyes of the world, so they can’t assess the extent of dollar devaluation.

    Meanwhile, it is now a fact that the government can keep two sets of books, so it is impossible to believe the information about what it spends that it puts out.

    #111891
    Veracious Poet
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    #111892
    Bill7
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    > I *think* it tends to reinforce primary resonances <

    More should be said about this, I think:
    some woods IME make a clearly-defined transition between the mentioned resonances; some others tend to create a definite coloration. To my
    ear cypress is in the latter group, along with various “maples”, and walnuts (and maybe other fruitwoods, too, though I’m less certain about the latter). That’s not to say that it *generally* sounds like them.. I do think that cypress wood can help a maker
    better define an instrument’s proportions.

    #111893
    cloudhidden
    Participant

    @ Farmer McGregor & WDT Thanks for passing on the glass ceiling trick. Sometimes robbing is a problem for us as well. We usually use the wet sheet method. Works a bit, but not great. This year, no robbing yet, but we are just about to rob them ourselves….we call it harvesting honey, the bees see it differently.
    After many years of persistent work in soil building and finding varieties that work here, the garden is doing extremely well. Are trying our hand with a couple of porkers too.

    #111894
    Bill7
    Participant

    Cypress can have a beautifully burnished appearance right off the plane, if the blade is truly sharp, and the cutting angle is not too high. No “finishing”
    needed.. on the other hand, it is very
    difficult to scrape well, IME.

    #111895
    D Benton Smith
    Participant

    @Bill7

    The best gardener that I ever knew told me the secret to her success. She said that plants are just like every other living thing. They want food and water and to be otherwise left the hell alone.

    #111896
    Bill7
    Participant

    Thanks for that, DBS. Understanding a plant’s needs can be a little confusing.. I keep trying, and am happy as hell that the tiny garden is doing ok.

    #111897
    Dr. D
    Participant

    Yes, jsnyder, and we’re not sure exactly how that comes about. We have heard that they have counterfeit Treasuries. But paper is so passe’. Now they have counterfeit computer-clicks, where accidentally they can digitally counterfeit Treasuries.

    Or: as it is said Sachs and Morgan do, hypothecate one Treasury into two. Or ten. Or a thousand. And “Borrow” against it. These details may matter, but not so much yet.

    Adding: even THIS was not enough for Bush and the Dulles brothers. They still had to start gun and drug running, human trafficking cartels to self-fund because an extra trillion missing as seen in the Pentagon budget on 9-10-01 was not enough to fund them.

    Hey, I’m at a loss where that much money can go. Unless it’s into space, DUMB bunkers, connecting tunnels, and secret bioweapons labs. I mean: you do the math. That kind of money would bend time itself. Clue: CAFitts noted that she could track it by the math of major elevator companies, independent of commercial real estate. Hmmmm…..

    Did Biden have a meeting scheduled in the next 10 days”?

    Biden said yesterday he has cancer. But that’s ridiculous, his handlers say, don’t believe a word this man says: he doesn’t have cancer. Pshfff. …Although he said he did.

    What are we supposed to do with that? Or MSNBC? Who constantly rephrase, or more accurately just make up what he said, like translating the Delphi Oracle or speaking in tongues? Does he? And is now going to chemo? Or doesn’t he, and the vaccines don’t work? The world will never know because everything they say and do, is a lie.

    Phoenix, that’s exactly the line of thinking I’m talking about. If we admit X, then Y? And if X exists, then we’re saying X is never in use anywhere? Y? The arithmetic doesn’t add up. Doesn’t that mean one of these factors is false? Yes, “X” IS in use somewhere. Already. And who would you trust to use it?

    But something else too: how many times, like the spy plane or space program, or Plunge Protection Team, or in the case “weather control” either primitive or well developed, do things have to exist, then not exist, then exist again, before somebody can notice?

    Plant grapes. Then you can do basically nothing and eat for the next 100 years.

    #111898
    oxymoron
    Participant

    The ecosophia article presented a good alternative angle to ‘the conspiracy theorists’ but failed to acknowledge the deep failings and destruction fostered and actually delivered over the years by the technosphere and its maniacal managerial class of Swabbs.
    Has he actually tried to buy wood? Or fish, or nutrient dense vegetables?
    Also I believe he misses the Dulles and Kissengers and Morgans in the overall picture.

    #111899
    oxymoron
    Participant

    Grapes are one of my favourites here, 5 varieties and paper-bagged just dry on the vine for school lunches. Months of delicious goodness. Apples, plums are the easy as and store as dried fruit effortlessly as well. Lastly in my climate – Jujube as above and un-killable like the Pashtun who incidentally grow them as well.

    #111900
    oxymoron
    Participant

    Grapes are one of my favourites here, 5 varieties and paper-bagged just dry on the vine for school lunches. Months of delicious goodness. Apples, plums are the easy as and store as dried fruit effortlessly as well. Lastly in my climate – Jujube as above and un-killable like the Pashtun who incidentally grow them as well.

    #111901
    Bill7
    Participant

    I read JM Greer’s latest thing, and found
    it pointedly inaccurate, and even pointedly deceptive. For one (big) thing, he seems
    not to notice that the tools for technocratic control and much greater, more prevalent, and far more *totalizing*
    than they were fifty years ago..

    You can find many, many
    pieces like that one
    around in “alt” media: “no need to worry
    about the ruling class and their technocrat lackeys: they’re clueless!”

    I don’t agree.

    #111902
    Bill7
    Participant

    Sorry for the typos in my comment above.
    “and” in the second sentence should be “are”; you can figger out the rest, I think.

    Below I will provide my full list of online commentators I unhesitatingly trust:

    #111903
    Veracious Poet
    Participant

    The ecosophia article (Author: John Michael Greer) presented a good alternative angle to ‘the conspiracy theorists’ but failed to acknowledge the deep failings and destruction fostered and actually delivered over the years by the technosphere and its maniacal managerial class of Swabbs.

    Somewhat less usually, it also attracted a great deal of attention from conspiracy theorists around the world, who made the same kind of hay out of it that their equivalents did two decades ago from George Bush’s offhand remark about a “new world order.”


    #111904
    Veracious Poet
    Participant

    You’d fight and you were right
    But they were just too strong
    They’d stick it in your face
    And let you smell what they consider wrong
    That’s why I say hey man, nice shot
    What a good shot man

    #111905
    Bill7
    Participant

    Did J.R. “Bob” Dobbs need all those
    exclamation marks?

    I don’t remember as that he did. Good dude, he was.

    #111906
    Veracious Poet
    Participant

    Senators ask FDA leaders if food safety is a priority at the agency

    The question members of a Senate subcommittee wanted answered by FDA officials involved how to make food safety a priority at the agency. The FDA commissioner said much of the answer would come out when a “top to bottom” review of the agency has been completed.

    “Is food safety a priority at the FDA?” asked subcommittee chair Sen. Tammy Baldwin in her opening remarks. “The easy answer is funding, but that is not the only answer.”

    The FDA commissioner assured the senator that food safety is a priority for him and said he anticipates a future where food safety is better. He also said the agency has good staff but they need more resources. More staff is also needed and is one of his priorities.

    Senators ask FDA leaders if food safety is a priority at the agency


    #111907
    Veracious Poet
    Participant

    Rand Paul: Democrats’ proposed tax hike would hit 8.3M small businesses…

    Democrat-backed tax hike would fall on more than 62% of America’s small businesses

    https://www.foxbusiness.com/politics/rand-paul-democrats-proposed-tax-hike-would-hit-small-businesses

    #111908
    WES
    Participant

    I noticed today that the Ukraine has even disappeared from the Saker and the Moon of Alabama.
    I guess they got the message that the Ukraine is no longer news! I think the Russians are still canceling Ukrainians.

    Build Back Worst

    I see the European central bank finally raised interest rates 0.5%. Japan surely follows after the WEF’s Abe warning.

    This is likely the first time in your life time when central bankers have started raising interest rate after the world has already entered a recession. Don’t be surprised because the central bankers all have to keep the goals of the WEF’s Build Back Better at the top of their agenda now.

    Central bankers play a critical role in achieving Build Back Worst. Raising interest rates is supposed to fight inflation. But rising energy prices has been driven not by rising demand but by the WEF reducing energy supplies. Rising interest rates do however reduce energy demands by reducing economic activity. Like all good little communist, first they destroy the existing infrastructure, so they can Build Back Worst.

    I don’t think I have to tell you who Build Back Worst are targeting.

    #111909
    Veracious Poet
    Participant

    #111910
    Veracious Poet
    Participant

    A weed killer called glyphosate — and sold as Roundup — has been found in urine samples of 80 percent of participants in a study.

    In 2015, The World Health Organization’s International Agency for Research on Cancer classified glyphosate as “probably carcinogenic to humans.” However, the US Environmental Protection Agency said there’s nothing to worry about, suggesting that it “is unlikely to be a human carcinogen.”

    Additionally — Bayer, the pharmaceutical company that owns Roundup — has stood firm in its stance that glyphosate is not harmful to humans. A spokesperson for the company told Insider that the exposures to glyphosate described in the CDC report are “well below established safety thresholds” that would indicate a risk to human health.

    https://nypost.com/2022/07/12/toxic-weed-killer-found-in-most-peoples-urine-study-finds/

    #111911
    Michael Reid
    Participant


    The “Russian sanctions” boomerang hollowed out Europe´s economic underpinnings. Accordingly, the euro started its downfall as the most visible negative outcome derived from the EU´s unwarranted Russophobic policies. Meanwhile, both Anglo-Saxons Plan A (“lets all rape Russia together”) and alternate Plan B (“lets rape Europe with UK help instead”) have unfolded in plain sight. So with the sudden and sharp devaluation of the European euro — and with the realization that plan A is now fully out of the question — now plan B is getting ready to kick in. In parallel, it is now becoming clear that the world will probably split into two competing areas, in which case the BRICS-non-NATO countries will need to find and implement their own currency — possibly based on commodities — something which requires time and negotiations. Or quite possibly through a brand new international BRICS bank with currency swap arrangements or ´special´ SDRs as recently suggested, which also require time. So, in order to continue their “normal” lives — besides the now-troubled traditional Western currencies — all nations may also soon end up needing either Rubles or gold or Renminbis or, in some special cases, the proper barter swaps partners, formulations, and procedures based on the pivoting price of gold as reference.

    Western currencies will fail

    #111912
    citizenx
    Participant

    Dr. Birx Admits She And Fauci Made Up ‘The Science’ On Lockdowns, Social Distancing

    https://www.zerohedge.com/covid-19/dr-birx-admits-she-and-fauci-made-science-lockdowns-social-distancing

    “Our report-writing routine soon became: write, submit, revise, hide, resubmit” Birx/Fauci

    Make it up as we go along. Fabricating and lying to lockdown, mask, social distance, to terrorize and destroy the social structure and lives. Then force vaccinate the world.

    Both political parties in collusion. Biden’s mandates are crimes against humanity. Both parties need to be destroyed, but Americans are ignorant cowards and will destroy each other rather than do the right thing.

    conspiracy
    kən-spîr′ə-sē
    noun
    -An agreement to perform together an illegal, wrongful, or subversive act.
    -A group of conspirators.
    -An agreement between two or more persons to commit a crime or accomplish a legal purpose through illegal action.

    Not a conspiracy? No Crimes committed? Mass Psychosis Hypnosis. Disgraceful and disgusting.

    #111913
    Veracious Poet
    Participant

    Dr. Birx Admits She And Fauci Made Up ‘The Science’ On Lockdowns, Social Distancing


    #111914
    John Day
    Participant

    Good On Ya, Oxymoron. Yep, Greer steers clear of tinfoil-hat stuff, but is still useful. He gets to the point by painting incompetence as the threat, when it is just one feature of the threat, and often servesa s a defense.

    #115225
    TAE Summary
    Participant

    This is a test

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