Jul 082022
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Ukraine Could Be Wiped Off The Map – Douglas Macgregor (RT)
No ‘Magic Bullet’ Can Turn The Tide For Ukraine (Davis)
Putin Says If West Wants To Defeat Russia On Battlefield, ‘Let Them Try’ (AFP)
Letter from a friend, an Average Russian (Saker)
Britain: The Titanic Hits the Iceberg (Batiushka)
White House Won’t Answer Questions About Joe, Hunter Biden Audiotape (Turley)
Biden Sold a Million Barrels From SPR to China-Owned Gas Giant (FB)
What India and China Spend on Russian Oil (ZH)
The Immuno-epidemiological Consequences Of The Mass Vaccination (Geert)
Lockdowns Have Demolished Our Immunity (DMA)



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“we need a ceasefire”and.. countries like Australia should be pushing for it since “no one in Washington is going to do it.”

Ukraine Could Be Wiped Off The Map – Douglas Macgregor (RT)

Ukraine could disappear from the map unless the conflict with Russia is resolved peacefully, former Trump military adviser Colonel Douglas Macgregor said in an interview with Sky News Australia on Wednesday. When asked what more could be done to help Ukraine in the ongoing military conflict, Macgregor stated that “the longer this lasts, the more people are going to be needlessly slaughtered, the more damage will be done to Ukraine,” adding that it is now “effectively a failed state, it could be erased completely from the map.” Noting that Ukraine’s military has suffered enormous losses during the conflict and that Russian forces were “by no means overstretched or hurting at this point,”Macgregor argued that “we need a ceasefire”and that countries like Australia should be pushing for it since “no one in Washington is going to do it.”

“We can’t afford to fight this until there are no longer any Ukrainians left,” he insisted, noting that he has heard from people in Berlin, Paris, and London that there is growing support for a ceasefire or coming to “some sort of an arrangement” between Moscow and Kiev. The former adviser also commented on the prospects of Russian President Vladimir Putin agreeing to such a ceasefire, noting that he has “never been interested in all of Ukraine,” and that the territory currently under Russia’s control is the “traditional Russian-speaking area.” Macgregor noted that Ukrainian forces which were concentrated in the Donbass region were of “great concern” to Vladimir Putin, who feared these forces “would attack Russia,” and the US would “inevitably deploy theater ballistic missiles there to hold his [Putin’s] nuclear capability at risk.”

“He’s not going to withdraw, that’s out of the question,” the former top Pentagon adviser said, suggesting that if the two sides were unwilling to come to some sort of arrangement on a territorial basis, then an armistice should be achieved, lest the conflict grow into a “wider, regional war.” 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 Petro Poroshenko has since admitted that Kiev’s main goal was to use the ceasefire to buy time and “create powerful armed forces.”

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“..more of Zelensky’s troops will be killed, more Ukrainian cities will be turned to rubble, and more territory Kyiv will lose to the invaders.”

No ‘Magic Bullet’ Can Turn The Tide For Ukraine (Davis)

Last Sunday when the remaining Ukrainian soldier withdrew from Lysychansk, Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelensky said evacuating his troops from the city “where the enemy has the greatest advantage in fire power,” was the right call, but “means only one thing… That we will return thanks to our tactics, thanks to the increase in the supply of modern weapons.” While many in the West would like that to be true, the reality is very different: there is no basis upon which to hope for a future offensive to drive Russian troops out of conquered territories. The most likely result for the Ukrainian Armed Forces (UAF) if they continue fighting the Russians is that more of Zelensky’s troops will be killed, more Ukrainian cities will be turned to rubble, and more territory Kyiv will lose to the invaders.

A sober analysis of the capacity of the of the two armed forces, an assessment of the military fundamentals that have historically proven decisive on the battlefield, and an examination of the sustainability potential for both sides, make it plain that Russia will almost certainly win a tactical victory. Ukrainian Presidential Advisor Oleksiy Arestovych said that, to the contrary, the withdrawals in Severodonetsk and Lysychansk weren’t defeats at all, but instead “successful” in that he claimed they allowed Ukraine to “buy time for the supply of Western weapons and the improvement of the second line of defense, to create conditions for our offensive actions in other areas of the front.” This is a common belief in the West but one not borne out by the facts.

In some instances, fighting tenaciously in the face of considerable enemy superiority can prove to be the difference between victory and defeat. For example, in the famous Battle of the Bulge, the U.S. 101st Airborne Division refused to surrender in Bastogne even after it had been surrounded and cut off by the advancing German army. [..] The much-ballyhooed supply of “heavy weapons” from the West that both Zelensky and Arestovych claim is coming will not be enough to turn the tide. Not even close. Zelensky advisor Mykhailo Podolyak correctly noted that the minimum needed by Ukraine to have a chance at reaching parity with the Russian invaders would require modern kit in the range of 1,000 howitzers, 500 tanks, and 300 rocket launchers.

As detailed by The Kiel Institute for the World Economy, the sum total of all heavy weapons delivered or promised by the West through last week’s G7 and NATO summits amounts to a paltry 175 howitzers, 250 Soviet-era tanks, and an anemic dozen or so rocket launchers. To date, no other help is being considered. The ramifications of this mismatch should be clear: despite numerous and boisterous claims of Western support, it is militarily unsound for Ukraine to base its defense plans on the hope that major quantities of high quality Western heavy weapons will show up to help Ukraine stop the Russians. But there is a bigger, less obvious truth at play as well: even if Zelensky got everything on Podolyak’s list, it still would not likely change the battlefield dynamics.

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“People in most countries do not want such a life and such a future,” he said. “They are simply tired of kneeling, humiliating themselves in front of those who consider themselves exceptional.”

Putin Says If West Wants To Defeat Russia On Battlefield, ‘Let Them Try’ (AFP)

President Vladimir Putin on Thursday challenged the West to try and defeat Russia “on the battlefield” and said Moscow’s intervention in Ukraine marked a shift to a “multi-polar world.” Delivering one of his strongest speeches since he sent troops to Ukraine on February 24, Putin also raged against “totalitarian liberalism” that he said the West has sought to impose on the entire world. “Today we hear that they want to defeat us on the battlefield. Well, what can you say here? Let them try,” Putin told senior lawmakers on the 134th day of Russia’s offensive in Ukraine. He accused “the collective West” of unleashing a “war” in Ukraine and said Russia’s intervention in the pro-Western country marked the beginning of a shift to a “multi-polar world.”

“This process cannot be stopped,” he added. He also warned Kyiv and its Western allies that Moscow has not even started its military campaign in Ukraine “in earnest.” “Everyone should know that we have not started in earnest yet,” he said. “At the same time we are not refusing to hold peace negotiations but those who are refusing should know that it will be harder to come to an agreement with us” at a later stage. Putin said most countries did not want to follow the Western model of “totalitarian liberalism” and “hypocritical double standards.” “People in most countries do not want such a life and such a future,” he said. “They are simply tired of kneeling, humiliating themselves in front of those who consider themselves exceptional.”


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Not wiped off the map, but partitioned.

Letter from a friend, an Average Russian (Saker)

* Lvov and Lutsk regions will be annexed by Poland (marked on the map with the Polish flag). Almost a certainty – both Polish and Ukrainian officials made statements about “common land” and Poland already started to take over some administration functions there. The Head of the Russian External Intelligence Service made 2 or 3 public statements about it too, and he very rarely goes public. Poles will find the opportune moment to move in a military “peacekeeping force” to solidify their hold. This will be neither smooth nor bloodless because of history – Ukrainian Nazi collaborators performed ethnic cleansings there, killing up to 100000 ethnic Poles during WW2.

Polish political leaders see this as a populist move to restore historical justice (it will work, too), Polish far-right groups see this as a huge unpaid blood debt, and Polish police and security services see modern Ukrainian neo-Nazis as big trouble to be eliminated (through thorough denazification or other means). They were fine with it as long as neo-Nazis were acting against Russia, but when borders solidify and it will be their territory to govern it will be another matter entirely. It’s not out of the question that all ex-Ukrainians will become second-class citizens, like Russians in Baltic states.

* Zakarpatye region of Ukraine will be annexed by Hungary (marked on the map with the Hungarian flag). Looks very probable, but I didn’t see Hungary making any definitive statements about it. Hungary has been steadily building its influence there since the Soviet Union broke up – supporting Hungarian schools, language, and culture, even going so far as issuing passports. Ukrainian neo-Nazis issued threats of ethnic violence because they want “Ukraine for Ukrainians”, which mandates a set of standards for everyone in Ukraine – Russophobia, language (Ukrainian, other languages are not allowed), “ethnic purity” (this stuff is disgusting to even type). This annexation will be pretty smooth and bloodless, like Crimea was, due to how thoroughly Hungary prepared the ground there. If there is any trouble it will be caused by Ukrainian neo-Nazis. Hopefully, Hungarian police and security services are up to the task to keep people safe there.

* Regions marked with the Russian flag will join Russian Federation, the process has already begun. A follow-up anti-terrorist operation by FSB and RosGuard has started as well because the current regime in Kiev (heavily influenced by US+UK governments and Ukrainian neo-Nazis) already started terrorist attacks there. Thankfully Russian security services have a lot of experience with this sort of thing (Chechnya, Syria). The region in the bottom left, with a red exclamation point is a special one – on May 2, 2014 people protested in Odessa against neo-Nazis, burning the neo-Nazi flags. In response, neo-Nazis shipped their well-organized militia groups into the city, drove the protesters into a building, and set it on fire. 42 people died burning alive, shot, falling to death, or beaten to death. They’ve also killed 8 other protesters on the street.

Ukrainian new government (heavily supported by the US) basically ignored it – police had orders to observe but not interfere, a lackluster investigation was started but never yielded any results, and neo-Nazis had support from local law enforcement. This was a pivotal moment in Ukrainian history – the neo-Nazis made a loud and bloody statement “our ideology is the law in Ukraine, we will kill anyone who disagrees”. There is a high symbolic value in taking the Odessa region, I want to see a memorial to this atrocity right in front of that building. Odessa city itself is (or was) very international (this is common for many warm-water ports around the globe actually, due to sea trade) – Jews, Russians, Ukrainians, and many other ethnicities.

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Is there even one politician left in the UK who’s not a WEF member?

Britain: The Titanic Hits the Iceberg (Batiushka)

Possibly the greatest clown UK politics has ever seen is on his way out of the door. Ministers and aides, forty-one within twenty-four hours, have left his sinking ship. As for Johnson himself, he is spending his last days or hours rearranging the deckchairs with only the last yes-men by his side. The unsinkable Titanic is starting to go down. Let the band play. The Titanic is sinking. If you are a rat, get off now. Already, before Johnson has actually gone, some are speaking of a future Indian Prime Minster for the UK, the resigned Rishi Sunak, former Chancellor (Minister of Finance), married to the daughter of one of the richest billionaires in India. What an irony: the coloniser is colonised and the top job may go to a man from the most exploited and pillaged British colony of all.

Johnson is the first political victim of Western support for the bandit terrorists of the Ukraine. With swathes of his sanctions-hit population eating from foodbanks, people unable to afford travel or to heat and light their homes, shops closing down and strikes breaking out across the UK, but with billions of pounds to send to the Ukraine and waste on the already absurdly high spending on the military, Johnson’s political choices are being punished by the masses. His continual lies have destroyed all trust in him. The question is: Who will be the second to sink with the bad ship Titanic? Some suggest it will be Biden, in the mid-term elections in the USA on 8 November.

Frankly, he seems unlikely to be the second. It is only early July and the political situation of various political leaders in various European countries is so fragile that it is difficult to predict who or even how many will go before November. The fact that Johnson the Ignominious has been the first to be on his way to leave is significant. For Johnson, master of the moral vacuum, was the fanatic who supported the Fascist junta in Kiev more than any other Western leader, in rhetoric at least even more than Biden the Demented, master of the mental vacuum. Poets know all about poetic justice. Now atheists too should listen. Maybe, just maybe, given that Johnson has gone, there is a God who grants justice after all.

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Curious behavior.

White House Won’t Answer Questions About Joe, Hunter Biden Audiotape (Turley)

In yesterday’s White House press briefing, there was an extraordinary moment when White House press secretary Karine Jean-Pierre refused to discuss a 2018 voicemail from President Biden that showed that the President lied repeatedly in denying ever speaking with Hunter Biden about his foreign business dealings. Jean-Pierre refused to answer a question from Fox News’ Peter Doocy and then refused again to answer a question from RealClearPolitics reporter Philip Wegmann. The rest of the press seemed content with an answer that was not just openly evasive but contemptful of the press. It is continuing evidence of the success of the Biden campaign to get the media to maintain a false narrative that they helped create during the campaign.

As previously discussed, the recording clearly proves that President Biden has lied about his knowledge of these dealings. The audiotape of the President concerned a Times report on Dec. 12, 2018 detailing Hunter’s dealings with Ye Jianming, the head of CEFC China Energy Company. Ye was later arrested amid allegations of economic crimes. Biden associates reportedly worked on the Times to change aspects of the story and President Biden appears to view that effort as successful. The plan with the Bidens (which included Joe Biden’s brother) specified a proposed 10 percent share for Hunter for “the big guy.” According to Biden associate Tony Bobulinksi, that was a reference to Joe Biden. The voicemail, discovered on Hunter’s discarded laptop, reveals that Joe Biden was following the stories of his son’s alleged influencing peddling and specifically his Chinese dealings.

In his message, Biden tells Hunter, “Hey pal, it’s Dad. It’s 8:15 on Wednesday night. If you get a chance, just give me a call. Nothing urgent. I just wanted to talk to you. I thought the article released online, it’s going to be printed tomorrow in the Times, was good. I think you’re clear. And anyway if you get a chance, give me a call, I love you.” Some of us have written for two years that Biden’s denial of knowledge is patently false. Indeed, it is baffling how Attorney General Garland can ignore the myriad of references to Joe Biden in refusing to appoint a special counsel. Doocy asked the obvious question now that we have an actual audiotape of the President: “Why is there a voicemail of the president talking to his son about his overseas business dealings if the president has said he’s never spoken to his son about his overseas business dealings?”

Despite clearly contradicting the President, Jean-Pierre declared “Well, first I’ll say that what the president said stands. So if he — that’s what the president said, that is what stands.” Such an absurd response is only possible when you know that most of the media will go along with the evasion. [..] There is no plausible reason why the President would not be willing to answer a question about his own statement captured on audiotape. He is not denying that it is his voice, which appears obvious. He simply will not answer a question about whether he lied during the campaign and repeatedly as president. Again, this is only possible when you have the media in your pocket. Could you imagine if this was Trump caught on a tape and refusing to answer a question about the content?

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And this is a lot more serious than just “curious”. Oil from the SPR to make Hunter a profit?

Biden Sold a Million Barrels From SPR to China-Owned Gas Giant (FB)

The Biden administration sold roughly one million barrels from the Strategic Petroleum Reserve to a Chinese state-controlled gas giant that continues to purchase Russian oil, a move the Energy Department said would “support American consumers” and combat “Putin’s price hike.” Biden’s Energy Department in April announced the sale of 950,000 Strategic Petroleum Reserve barrels to Unipec, the trading arm of the China Petrochemical Corporation. That company, which is commonly known as Sinopec, is wholly owned by the Chinese government. The Biden administration claimed the move would “address the pain Americans are feeling at the pump” and “help lower energy costs.”

More than five million barrels of oil released from the U.S. emergency reserves, however, were sent overseas last month, according to a Wednesday Reuters report. At least one shipment of American crude went to China, the report said. The Biden administration also claimed the Unipec sale would “support American consumers and the global economy in response to Vladimir Putin’s war of choice against Ukraine” and combat “Putin’s price hike.” But as the war rages on, Unipec has continued to purchase Russian oil. In May, for example, the company “significantly increased the number of hired tankers to ship a key crude from eastern Russia,” Bloomberg reported. That decision came roughly one month after Unipec said it would purchase “no more Russian oil going forward” once “shipments that have arrived in March and due to arrive in April” were fulfilled.

The White House did not return a request for comment. Its decision to sell barrels from the country’s Strategic Petroleum Reserve to a Chinese conglomerate comes as the American public increasingly sours on Biden’s energy policies. According to a January Gallup poll, roughly three in four Americans are not satisfied with the federal government’s national energy policy, the highest level in roughly two decades. Power the Future founder Daniel Turner admonished Biden for selling “raw materials to the Communist Chinese for them to use as they want.”

“We were assured Biden was releasing this oil to America so it could be refined for gasoline to drive down prices at the pump. So right off the bat, they’re just lying to the American people,” Turner told the Washington Free Beacon. “What they’re saying they did and what they did are not remotely related.” Turner also said the decision highlights the Biden family’s “relationship with China.” Biden’s son, Hunter Biden, is tied to Sinopec. In 2015, a private equity firm he cofounded bought a $1.7 billion stake in Sinopec Marketing. Sinopec went on to enter negotiations to purchase Gazprom in March, one month after the Biden administration sanctioned the Russian gas giant.

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Expect more.

What India and China Spend on Russian Oil (ZH)

India and China have both been spending more money on Russian oil in 2022 compared to 2021, but, as Statista’s Katharina Buchholz details below, for different reasons. China’s spending on the commodity rose by 78 percent between March and May 2021 and the same time period this year. According to a report by Bloomberg, this increase can be chalked up to the price increase of oil on the world market. China receives oil from Russia through pipelines crossing the countries’ shared border which makes delivery cheaper but also harder to increase. In addition, China had already been buying most oil that can be shipped out of Russia’s Pacific ports previous to the invasion of Ukraine, another factor showing that the increase in spending in China is for approximately the same amount of oil – which the country hasn’t majorly increased but also didn’t try to decrease since the Russian war in Ukraine started.

This shows that India has been buying additional shipments of Russian crude, which are – according to the report – those coming from Russian ports in the Western part of the country and would normally be shipped to Europe. But since European countries have decreased their buying of Russian oil, India has been accepted more shipments at a discounted prices as the route would normally be too long to be economically viable. The data also shows that despite India’s increase in shipments, the money it pays Putin’s regime is still far lower that the funds coming from China. While India paid $3.5 billion for the three-month period, China shelled out an much higher $15.7 billion.

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He’s been warning for two years.

The Immuno-epidemiological Consequences Of The Mass Vaccination (Geert)

The current SC-2 pandemic is still expanding as it is a pandemic of ‘more infectious’ variants and is thus enhancing the susceptibility of vaccinees to infection (infection-enhancing antibodies) while diminishing the susceptibility of the unvaccinated (infection-mediated training of innate cell-mediated immunity). In the pre-Omicron era, we saw more infectious variants becoming dominant; however, thanks to the neutralizing antibodies, vaccinees were still protected against disease. However, with the advent of Omicron and its growing resistance to neutralizing antibodies, vaccinees became more susceptible to infection; what we are now seeing is more virulent variants becoming dominant (Omicron subvariants BA.4 and BA.5[1]).

However, thanks to the virulence-neutralizing antibodies (which are the same as those enhancing infection at the upper respiratory tract!), vaccinees were still protected against severe disease (e.g., in case of BA.1 and BA.2). I’ve no doubt, however, that with the growing resistance of BA.4 and BA.5 to the virulence-neutralizing Abs, vaccinees will now rapidly become more susceptible to virulence. Due to repetitive activation of the immune system in C-19 vaccinees, several infectious diseases can now be spread asymptomatically by vaccinees. Due to widespread asymptomatic transmission in highly vaccinated countries and the subsequent rise in infectious pressure, infection-mediated immunity in certain subsets of the population no longer suffices to prevent productive infection.

This is now basically igniting the global spread of a number of acute, self-limiting microbial infections (e.g., ‘seasonal’ Flu, RSV but also vaccine-preventable viral and bacterial infections in countries that interrupted their childhood vax program due to Covid crisis) and also of some acute, self-limiting viral diseases (e.g., monkeypox, pandemic [avian H5N1] flu). In addition, depletion of cytotoxic CD8 T cells due to repetitive cycles of re-infection has also led to an increased recurrence/reactivation rate of chronic infections (e.g., herpetic diseases + CMV, EBV, CMV, HIV, tuberculosis..) and relapse or metastasis of certain cancers in vaccinees. In the summary appended, I am sharing my informed predictions on the health impact these pandemics will entail in different subgroups of a highly vaccinated population.

While these new pandemics are developing, the super C-19 pandemic I’ve been warning about is coming our way soon. In highly vaccinated countries, it will definitely overhaul the pandemics mentioned above. This is because massive replacement of ‘natural infection-acquired’ immunity to SC-2 by ‘imperfect’ vaccine-induced immunity is now driving the evolution of the C-19 pandemic in highly vaccinated countries. This will not be the case in poorly vaccinated countries where natural immunity has been largely preserved and the population is often much younger (e.g., African countries). Last, I’d like to repeat my advice: If you’re C-19 vaccinated: Make sure you’ve access to antivirals and antibiotics and that you’ve established a contact with an MD you can trust.

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Plenty warnings about this, too.

Lockdowns Have Demolished Our Immunity (DMA)

Australia is facing a devastating ‘multi-demic’ assault from a vicious cocktail of viruses attacking the nation, a top medical expert has warned.The country’s defences against a range of different diseases have dropped after Covid lockdowns left Aussies’ immune systems untested by common viruses. Now the rapid spread of killer bugs is being fuelled by cold, damp winter conditions, combined with staff returning to offices and commuting on packed trains and buses. And that’s on top of the new, more infectious Omicron variant BA.5 which is sweeping through the population. ‘We’re facing a multi-demic of respiratory viruses,’ Sydney University infectious disease expert Professor Robert Booy told the Courier-Mail.

‘There’s three or four of them causing trouble – influenza, RSV, para-influenza, adenovirus, HMPV… there are a lot. ‘Because were locked down for two years, the level of natural immunity dropped off against flu and Covid, so we have a lot of cases and deaths due to Omicron and the opening of a society with less natural immunity. ‘If you want to spread an infection, you open up society.’ NSW alone is facing a massive outbreak of RSV which can kill infants, with numbers skyrocketing tenfold from 355 to 3775 cases a week in under a month. Businesses across the east coast have also been decimated by staff falling ill as the range of viruses wreak havoc and spread like wildfire.

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    Pablo Picasso Still life 1936   • Ukraine Could Be Wiped Off The Map – Douglas Macgregor (RT) • No ‘Magic Bullet’ Can Turn The Tide For Ukraine (
    [See the full post at: Debt Rattle July 8 2022]


    With the Hegelian dialectic “problem, reaction, solution,” the elites’ proven winning formula repeatedly uses their fake carrot stick illusion of “security” to galvanize their endgame of social subordination. When the European Commission disingenuously launched its “Have Your Say” constituent feedback loop from February 3rd to April 8th, asking whether to renew the certificate, going through the “democratic” pretense of offering choice, virtually the entire public feedback voted resoundingly against renewing the certificate. French Parliament member Virginie Joron posted on Twitter:

    I read hundreds of responses at random with my team. I did not find any in favor of extending the QR code [i.e. the digital certificate]. Based on this large survey, it seems obvious that virtually all the responses were negative.

    Despite the Commission unanimously receiving virtually all 385,000 no votes from the public reacting so vociferously against renewal, did this overwhelming response to their fake feedback gesture in any way alter or change the final outcome renewing the “vere-ah-yoe-paypurs?” prison planet policy? Hell no.


    V. Arnold

    Looking at the world today, this comes to mind:
    The Fool on the Hill (Lennon-McCartney)

    Day after day, alone on a hill,
    The man with the foolish grin is keeping perfectly still
    But nobody wants to know him,
    They can see he’s just a fool
    And he never gives an answer.
    But the fool on the hill sees the sun going down
    And the eyes in his head see the world spinning round.
    Well on the way, head in a cloud,
    The man of a thousand voices talking perfectly loud.
    But nobody ever hears him
    Or the sound he appears to make
    But he never seems to notice.
    But the fool on the hill sees the sun going down
    And the eyes in his head see the world spinning round.
    And nobody seems to like him,
    They can tell what he wants to do
    And he never shows his feelings.
    But the fool on the hill sees the sun going down
    And the eyes in his head see the world spinning round.

    (round and round and round and round)
    He never listens to them,
    He knows that they’re the fools
    They don’t like him. The fool on the hill sees the sun going down
    And the eyes in his head see the world spinning round.


    C & H meet Bloom County. Classic!!!


    It’s funny how Schwab actually looks and sounds like Blofeld. Did he watch “From Russia With Love” sixty years ago and decide he was going to be a super villain, who rules the world, when he grows up?

    I wouldn’t go so far to say that James Bond just put in an appearance in Japan, however Charlotte Corday put it best: “kill one and the rest will be afraid.”


    Anyone else notice the Saker blog has gone offline? Just me in little ole totalitarian Canada ?

    Just Some Randomer

    No, not just you. Saker blog seems to have unavailable since yesterday. Could be a straightforward technical issue, but in these times of deceit, information wars and censorship I’m inclined to think otherwise.

    V. Arnold

    Anyone else notice the Saker blog has gone offline?

    Not here in Thailand; no problem with the Saker’s blog…

    Dr. D

    Obviously Saker is not an accident, it’s an attack. It was covered yesterday and the workaround is merely to use the same Http:// Not Https:// Spread the word.

    John Day

    http://thesaker.is Is not working for me this morning in Texas, so another attack is presumed.

    Dr. D

    Comment has vanished, won’t let me re-post. This happens under a lot of circumstances but I got tagged this morning. Starts like this, but I’ll be back later to check. They often are there but I can’t see them. (Intro:)


    “the UK political establishment will replace Johnson with somebody even worse.”

    Please please let it be Liz Truss.

    Please please let her start a British invasion of Russia.

    Don’t worry, no one will get hurt: This is Britain after all. They don’t have ammunition, nor do they have steel to make any. Anyway, Truss would probably invade the Great Salt Lake.

    Dr. D

    From Pye, every thing he talks about Boris is great. Savaged, may have ended his political party. Yay! Discredited the nation. Yay! Discredited all Covid response and everyone in it. Yay! May lead to the breakup of what little remains of Great Britain, perhaps re-unifying Ireland. Yay! Scotland might have to do some work on itself rather than blaming others. Yay! Nation has no respect and therefore no ability for influence. Yay! Savage nationwide recession, meaning they have no ability to project a war. Yay! No one would fight for these tossers even if they called one. Yay!

    Man, I probably would have voted for BoJo (I mean, look at the alternative) and if so, I for one am proud and awed by what he has achieved in the destruction of the undue power of the nation state over peoples’ lives, and therefore will undercut and destroy the undue power of the corporations that depend on government for their own power.

    It’s a great day to be British.

    If you’re in Germany buy a German goosedown. It’s not in shortage, it’s small, you can take it with you, and it’ll be useful later.

    I had a thought about your Dutch protests. Yes, not CO2, but they are dropping nitrogen specifically. However, nitrogen it’s what’s in shortage. Nitrogen = fertilizer. So I thought that with Russian fertilizer and it’s feedstock, Russian gas were shut off, we would all have to “go organic” and use manure and animal wastes. Well, here you are. Instead of harboring what must be Dutch gold right now, they’re sinking 1/3 of farms to stop this gold from being created.

    Go Green New Deal! Stopping green by every mean! What do we want? Pavement. When do we want it? Now.

    Dr. D

    “Ukraine Could Be Wiped Off The Map – Douglas Macgregor (RT)”

    I think we’re past that, but MacGregor is trying to bring it into public awareness for us.

    “ The Immuno-epidemiological Consequences of the Mass Vaccination (Geert)”

    I can’t see a lot here colloquially, but if it’s the variants, why does it seem only the vaxxed get it? And yes, I see not just “Covid”, like crappy tests, but Covid symptoms that are quite serious still going around here. In high summer. All that says bad immune systems to me, but you need wide and careful statistics to prove it.

    “Lockdowns Have Demolished Our Immunity (DMA)”

    Sitting at home destroys your immune system. Well, all the Kansas farmstead over all time will be interested to hear that. They’ve be isolated out at the ranch for 100 years off and on now, along with all kinds, like isolated Fjords, fishing islands, Alaskan miners, Canadian trappers, Bayou cabins, and thousands of other sorts yet this never happened until May 2021. Huh.

    Well, what can I say? The rules of Science change every month or two now. Physics is just in flux like that. It wasn’t until people like Pfizer injected multi billion dollars into research that we realized it.

    Let the memeing begin:



    Solutions – Cut off their supplies
    Variants – why does it seem only the vaxxed get it?
    Because, According to the experts, the unvaxxed are already dead.


    Originally published in 2008, the article, titled ‘The Benefits of World Hunger’, was recently reposted to the UN’s Chronicle magazine.

    UN Deletes Weird ‘Satirical’ Article Celebrating Benefits Of World Hunger After Backlash

    FRIDAY, JUL 08, 2022 – 06:00 AM
    Authored by Paul Joseph Watson via Summit News,
    “We sometimes talk about hunger in the world as if it were a scourge that all of us want to see abolished,” wrote the author, Professor George Kent from the University of Hawaii.

    Kent added that hunger was actually, “A great positive value to many people. Indeed, it is fundamental to the working of the world’s economy. Hungry people are the most productive people, especially where there is a need for manual labour.”


    World leaders are stunned that one of their own was assassinated by a peon/serf/slave/mentally deranged


    Rogers users report mass outage impacting phones, internet, Interac
    Meanwhile, reports of the outage have piled up on an outage tracker webpage — with complaints coming from coast to coast.




    Safari doesn’t let me use “read it first” or access comments on substack. ZH has been dodgy- not loading or freezing up. Same for me as per Saker (no access)- so I headed to Brave and have had no problems there, so far.
    Tiny pockets of frustration on the internet- much tidier than an all-out denial of service.
    I wonder if any pro-narrative sites are having problems?

    On ZH a commenter suggested you look at the video of the explosion at the Georgia Guidestones. Pay special attention to the fence. WTF?

    My mate mentioned again last night that if Trump ran in 2024, the DNC would suddenly discover all the fraud in the 2020 election and admit that Trump won, meaning he can’t run for a third term. I might add that they would then pin the FJB administration’s fiascos on the disastrous Trump presidency of 2020-2024. And the people would swallow it.

    Maxwell Quest

    Trump This


    Tried via vpn(asia sppof) no access via http or https.


    The saker is not connecting …. again


    I would urge everybody to read this 2nd transcript.
    And add Selenium, Vit D and NAC to your diets.

    A masterpiece:



    Saker website would not function for me using Firefox (in California). I tried redirecting my VPN to Thailand and a few other locations, no luck. Tried Brave browser instead, still no joy.

    Everything else seems OK, except that Revolver RSS feed has been down for at least three days now. I use RSS feeds for every website I follow–I have a couple hundred of them set up.

    John Day

    A lot of work to level cabinets before the kitchen counter goes in is not visible, but custom fitted and finished trim around windows really brightens and sharpens the downstairs. https://drjohnsblog.substack.com/p/seeking-solutions-in-crisis

    The Deeper Meaning of Ukraine, Alastair Crooke . Thanks Eleni
    ​ ​They ​(tributary nations of the world) ​have bad experiences from World Bank and IMF-style predatory development doctrines. Now they have the evidence that properly-prepared states can not only survive western sanctions, but can use them as a tool to alter the global trading system to their advantage.
    ​ ​The risk coming from the coming cost-of-living crisis is easy to grasp: The risk from additional food shortages is almost beyond calculation. There – as in Europe – is fear, and anger too, at system disintegration; fear, as cities become both violent and mal-administered. They are not seeking ‘more Europe’; more identity politics. They don’t care a jot for ‘more anything’. Anger is plain as people want systems to work – yet they don’t . They want to return to living life, normally.
    ​ ​And as the cold winds of inflationary price hikes and recession blow, they look to their leaders – not for ‘more free market’ – but rather, for protection from markets and regulatory absurdities. They sense the danger of unknown ‘doom-loops’ imploding parts of their economies.
    ​ ​This is the major geo-strategic message to emerge from the West’s war on Russia: Russians – and many others – say that they have ‘had it’ with ‘Westification’ (by which is meant its ‘missionary’ attribute).

    ​Tom Luongo, Why “Joe Biden” Refuses to Back Off Ukraine​
    ​ ​Over the weekend I was asked by Sputnik News to comment on why Fungal President Select Biden was so set on supporting Ukraine against Russia with money and weapons despite abysmal approval ratings and a fiscal budget hole that widens daily…​
    ​ ​The short answer is what I’ve been saying for nearly three years now, The Davos Crowd wants the US destroyed and it is working from within and without our government to achieve that goal. Biden’s staunch support of Ukraine fits that thesis perfectly​.​

    Why Joe Biden Refuses to Back Off Ukraine

    ​Last week the issue seemed to be that Ukraine called grain from Donetsk and Luhansk (provinces vs People’s Republics) “stolen”, while Russia did not agree.​
    ​ ​Ukraine has lashed out at Turkey and is currently demanding answers over a Russian-flagged cargo ship that was allowed to pass through straits controlled by the Turkish government as it sailed out of the Black Sea. Ukraine alleges the vessel was full of stolen Ukrainian grain, while Moscow has dismissed the reports as false.

    ​More Tom Luongo, ​China Queues Up to Join the Davos Beatdown (Long rambling rant, but here’s the point. Cut out the WEF/Davos.)
    ​ ​I do believe pushing the US into political crisis is the ultimate Davos play here. The problem is, since Putin moved on Ukraine the way he did, there is no pulling that off without atomizing Europe in the process.
    ​ ​So, for once, Davos is staring at a Hobson’s Choice rather than their victims. That Vlad, what a card!
    ​ ​China doesn’t want war with the US anymore than Russia does. So opening up China’s economy and Biden lifting tariffs here are the right capital-attracting moves to force even more instability on Europe.
    ​ ​If we avoid WWIII, along with the Fed putting Congress in a fiscal straightjacket, then we can effect real political change in the US
    ​ ​Everyone wins.
    ​ ​I do believe this is the single most important point every other analyst has missed over the past couple of years. The point of beating Davos is to stop WWIII, stop the messy dissolution of the US which would be a catastrophe for everyone, and end the cycle of violence which has emanated from the European colonial powers for centuries.
    ​ ​The US can survive this fiscally and politically.

    China Queues Up to Join the Davos Beatdown

    John Day

    ​ Let me propose a political scenario, to take place after the November midterm elections go strongly Republican, where “Joe Biden” gets thrown under the bus, resigns in ignominy, and Kamala Harris becomes POTUS, which nobody wants.​ The deal would let all current scoundrels off with resignations, wrist-slaps or nothing, and would declare that the “swamp had been drained”. Business-as-usual would proceed with some shift in the mix of special interest groups, but not cutting out the MIC, Big Oil or Wall Street. Steps would be taken to goose the economy. The premise would be that this would create a “bottom” and a sustainable economic rebound.
    ​ I’m dubious that the rebound after a false-capitulation would be sustainable, because the corrupt and inefficient system would not have been fundamentally changed, and the rest of the world cannot be sold on American global finance from now on. The world is going multipolar with $-debt repudiation on the near horizon.​

    Biden Sold 1 Million Barrels From Strategic Petroleum Reserve To Chinese Firm Hunter Invested In

    Top House Republican Presses Yellen For Records On Hunter Biden’s Foreign Business Dealings

    They can’t push the refineries any harder, and investing in new refineries is a bad-economics with current US government policy.
    ​ ​U.S. refineries have been operating at or near maximum utilization levels in recent weeks as demand recovers. Petroleum stocks are sitting at multi-year lows, and refining margins are sky-high. Refinery utilization at 95% is at its highest since before COVID—September 2019. Yet, refiners don’t have much room to safely raise capacity usage further, while the summer season with heat waves and hurricanes could suddenly take some capacity off the market, further straining gasoline supply and putting upward pressure on gasoline prices.
    ​ ​Refiners are running crude processing at full tilt.

    Charles Hugh Smith, on economic first-principles:
    ..If you don’t keep the foundation–the industrial base–glued together, then all the high-minded ideological or financial fixes will all be completely, utterly meaningless. When the generator breaks down and can’t be fixed due to a lack of critical spare parts, that isn’t a problem that has a “Progressive” or “Conservative” fix. Printing money and tax breaks won’t fix it either. And neither will ideological fixations like “global markets.”
    Financial gimmicks and global markets are what got us into this mess in the first place. Greed is good until you sacrifice your national security and industrial base for a few extra bucks.
    From this perspective, there is one solution to all the problems, because if you don’t fix the industrial base then the whole shebang collapses. All those little things like a judiciary, law enforcement and food supply system all rely on a functional industrial base, by which I mean the interwoven industries that made the millions of essential parts and components of a complex industrial economy.

    ​Thanks Michael Reid, The End of the Industrial Age, John Michael Greer (The Archdruid)
    ..My basic advice hasn’t changed. “Collapse now and avoid the rush” remains the keynote of an effective response. What this means, with the snark filtered out, is that you are going to be living for the rest of your life with much less energy and much less of the products of energy than you’re used to. The sooner you start living that way, the sooner you’ll get competent at it, and the sooner you’ll discover that most of the energy- and resource-wasting activities central to the American way of life of the recent past don’t actually do you any good—their real function, after all, is to keep you shackled as closely as possible to the corporate-bureaucratic technostructure. The more high-tech gimmickry you can do without, and the more you rely on your own capacities instead of slurping at an assortment of technological teats, the more free you are and the more resilience you have in the face of the future.
    ​ ​The same rule applies to families, groups, and communities. There was a lot of noise back in the peak oil days about building sustainable communities, and nearly all of it ended up as wasted breath, for two simple reasons. The first was that everybody wanted the benefits of community but next to nobody wanted to put up with the costs, burdens, commitments, and annoyances that a viable community involves. The second was that a genuinely sustainable community in the deindustrial future taking shape around us is going to involve a lot fewer middle-class comforts and a lot more plain hard muscular labor than most Americans these days are willing to consider.

    John Day

    Fewer Americans are employed, but more Americans are working 2 jobs, so the statistical sets have very different appearances.

    Thanks Eleni, Japan’s Kishida steps on Russian oil slick , M. K. Bhadrakumar
    ​ ​Last week, President Vladimir Putin issued a decree that appears to be a step towards nationalisation of the foreign shareholdings in the giant Sakhalin-2 oil and gas project where Mitsui and Mitsubishi hold 22.5% shares. The five-page decree says it is up to the Kremlin to decide whether foreign shareholders should remain in the consortium.
    ​ ​Meanwhile, Tokyo’s support for the US proposal at the recent G7 summit advocating a price cap on Russian oil has put Moscow’s back up. On Tuesday, the former Russian president Dmitry Medvedev sternly warned that Japan would be kicked out of Sakhalin-2 project and its supplies of Russian oil and gas cut off if it supported the US move. Medvedev forecast that if any price cap is imposed on Russian oil, the market price will touch somewhere between $300-$400 per barrel!
    ​ ​Sakhalin-2 is critical to Japan for meeting its energy needs. Sakhalin-2 alone meets about 8% of Japan’s gas needs and to replace it, Tokyo has to buy from spot market where competition for LNG shipments globally is currently intense and the price is around 6 times that of Russian gas. Besides, Japan’s entry will tighten the LNG market materially this decade, as Japan will have to compete with Europe.
    ​ ​Japan depends on imports to meet 90% of its oil and gas needs.​..
    ​ As Russia tightens its screws on Japan, it appears Kishida may have bitten more than what he could chew on the price cap idea. Top Japanese experts have doubted the rationale behind Japan’s policy trajectory. Of course, Moscow’s dexterity to use oil and gas as geopolitical tool is not to be doubted. The Kremlin decree on Sakhalin-2 could be intended, partly at least, as a wake-up call that alienating Russia could damage Japan’s vital long-term interests.

    Japan’s Kishida steps on Russian oil slick

    100 Sikh security guards fired for not adhering to Toronto’s mask mandate
    ​ ​According to CBC News, the city has been mandating that security guards wear N95 masks while on the job at settings such as homeless shelters since January. The city confirmed that employees working within the Shelter, Support, and Housing Administration (SSHA) department must wear N95 masks at all times and be clean-shaven so that the masks provide effective protection against Covid-19…
    ​ ​For devout Sikhs, leaving their hair uncut is an important part of their faith. In a practice called Kesh, Sikhs allow one’s hair to grow out naturally out of respect for the perfection of God’s creation.

    100 Sikh security guards fired for not adhering to Toronto’s mask mandate

    ​The ones who leave have the stronger wills, compared to those who comply. They commit to working out the difficult consequences of their actions.​
    ​What happens to the owners when they fire 22% of their (already undermanned) enforcers?​
    San Diego Loses 22% Of Its Police Force Due To Vax Mandates

    John Day

    ​This is not where the buck-stops, is it? Austria passed laws fining people every month they were not “vaccinated”
    Cracks in the wall appearing. Austrian Minister of Health Shifts Responsibility for Vaccine Damage to Doctors. The most epic throwing under the bus to save your own ass of our generation begins.

    All-cause mortality has risen in all age groups , including children, around the world, synchronized with use of COVID vaccines in those groups. National governments will not cough up the requested specifics of the statistics to see if most deaths are among the vaccinated. Why not?

    ​ ​One of the members of the U.S. Food and Drug Administration’s (FDA) vaccine advisory panel explained why he voted against adding an Omicron component to fall COVID-19 booster shots raising serious questions over a lack of critical data and the Biden administration’s role in politicizing the process…
    ​ ​Dr. Paul Offit, director of the Vaccine Education Center and professor of pediatrics in the Division of Infectious Diseases at Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia, described the Vaccines and Related Biological Products Advisory Committee’s (VRBPAC) recent meeting as “unusual.” …
    “Here on the other hand, normally you get the EUA [Emergency Use Authorization] submission from the company, which is 85 to 100 pages long, and then you get the FDA’s review of all those data. It’s a very thorough review. Not here though. Here, it was 22 pages from the FDA, which included a half-page on Pfizer’s data and a half-page on Moderna’s data.”
    “You could get that from the press release,” Offit said. “In fact, it was no more detail than the press release provided.” …
    ..Offit said he was surprised that out of 21 voting members, 19 voted “yes” because he “just didn’t see the evidence for that.” …
    ..The press release mentioned VRBPAC had just made its decision the day before, “so you just kind of felt like the fix was in a little bit,” Offit said. “Maybe that’s not the right phrase but it was something they wanted and I felt like we were being led here and with a critical lack of information.”

    Paul Offit: It ‘Felt Like the Fix Was In’ Before FDA Panel Voted to Reformulate COVID Booster Shots

    ​There are many more childhood cancers where pesticides are sprayed on crops, county by county, very specific data on cancers and spraying locations.
    ​ ​Two studies published in the peer-reviewed journal GeoHealth used geospatial data and publicly available pesticide databases to uncover the relationship between chemical-heavy agricultural practices and cancer in both adults and children…
    ..Rather than focus solely on the impacts of pesticide use on farmers or agricultural workers, the studies consider the broader effects of agricultural pesticide use on the public at large…
    ..Delving deeper into specific pesticide types, a strong connection is found between the amount of fumigants applied in each state and the rate of pediatric cancers.
    Specifically, the fumigant pesticide metam sodium has a strong connection between its higher use and the total cancer rate.
    These findings are even more prevalent at the county level…
    ..Notably, the areas where fumigant use is high are those with more vegetable and fruit production, rather than grain crops like corn and soy. Regarding the cancer connection to fumigant use, study co-author Naveen Joseph, Ph.D. says, “We have not seen it expressed in a fumigant like this before, and it’s absolutely striking.”


    Waiting in the wings to stride into history when hair sniff pervert Joe self destructs



    No seat belt, no air bag, no roll bar, Life used to be an Adventure



    Now we have automatons for spawn.



    #MariaCallas and #MarilynMonroe

    Class and crass

    Figmund Sreud

    COVID-19? What COVID, …

    2022 Calgary Stampede Parade returns in full-force | FULL



    EU has shipped millions of tons of Ukrainian grain – Borrell
    Brussels has facilitated the export flows via its so-called “solidarity lanes,” top diplomat says
    According to him, 5.8 million tons of grain have been transported by the EU from Ukraine via so-called “solidarity lanes” since April.
    (Borrell takes Ukraine grain as payments for weapons German & French sent to Zelenski.)


    “Money is a tool, like all others, except that it is imbued with “mystical” powers. The establishment of central banks is ALWAYS a necessary first step of subjugation of geographically congregated bloodlines. Note that Libya’s first official act, before even the corpses turned stiff…was the establishment of a central bank. Those rebel forces were certainly well schooled by someone!
    Think of the psycho-sexual representations of money in a typical society! Think of what energy and representations come from these artificial contrivances!
    Money has come to represent stature, security, control, image, power, influence and almost every one of the seven deadly sins!
    Laughing out loud!
    Fiat is sexmoneymagic! It is the false god of culture! it is all-consuming and self-sustaining. It expands effortlessly like the elastic waistband of an obese american!
    Now consider how much energy is expended in its pursuit and how much misery (negative energy) has come from this simple piece of paper!
    Think of negative energy (suffering, misery, poverty…like your pregnant woman in a storm analogy!) and positive energy (happiness, money, wealth, power…new car!!!)
    Do you understand a chemical battery storage system? It is comprised of two poles, negative and positive, and CURRENT runs between them. CURRENT is the methodology by which mechanical work is conducted. Conductor, current(cy)(sic). Negative and positive charge states, and the current which moves between them.
    By the way, how are your genetics? What do you know of your bloodline? A LOT of interesting things have come out of Egypt! Lots of KNOWLEDGE LOST!! Or was it??”
    ~Non-Bloodline Rothschild

    You can’t solve a problem unless you can correctly establish the ROOT CAUSE.

    Even worse is if you actively reject the ROOT CAUSE, for whatever reason.

    How ironic if that reason was the “the love of money.”


    All the available mRNA therapy products are still experimental, right? Isn’t it contrary to law to force people to take experimental injections?
    Welcome to the Money Power Monopolist Mega-Corporate Orwellian Global Fascist Empire jungle, we don’t take no names!

    Veracious Poet

    Just to let you know, the vaxxed are NOT the only ones getting the “variants” ~ My wife & I caught Omnicrom? last week (somehow), it was horrid & we’re still under the weather…

    Skipped medical care (no faith), went on the protocol I cobbled together with IVM, Zinc, Vit C & D et al.

    Her mother, brother & housekeeper, also caught it & they’re just as sick as we are (fully vaxxed/boosted) 😕

    Skimming TAE the last couple of weeks the info signal has degraded (mostly) into a self-obsessed abyss of nonsensical, hateful noise…

    Nothing like watching a formerly important source for info morph into a circle jerk of old people yelling political jargon (and worse) at clouds 🙄

    Surely just another sign of the Reckoning

    Without enlightenment all is vanity, soon to be dead.

    Good luck,



    An aperitif


    Rogers network outage across Canada hit banks, businesses and consumers

    No credit, only cash


    Saker blog under attack – URGENT request for help

    Saker blog under attack – URGENT request for help

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    Dear friends

    The Saker blog has been under attack for many months, but we kept it quiet. Our webmaster and sysadmin Herb has successfully beat back all the attacks, but now the enemy has upped both the scale and nature of the attack and we are barely hanging on.

    I have two urgent requests:

    1) If you are an IT security specialist (or can contact one you know) and you think that you (or he/she), or your company, can help, please contact at the following email as soon as possible: [email protected]

    Please do NOT email me personally as I am on sick leave and this is way above my IT skills.

    2) please circulate this appeal of mine on social media, maybe that will help us get to the right people who can help us.

    Finally, we will keep you updated on the old blog’s site here: http://vineyardsaker.blogspot.com/

    Thank you in advance for any help!

    Kind regards


    PS: if they attack us, it must mean that we are threatening them. So I consider this as a compliment of sorts for the superb work the Saker Team has been doing, especially since my leave of absence for health reasons.


    After reading the below article this morning, and putting the info together with other stuff I read, I finally understand what is going on with the “Ukrainian” grain “stolen” by Russia. It turns out that this is grain from the Donbass being exported on Russian ships. I guess since no one in the West seems to know what has been going on in the Donbass for the last 8 YEARS, they would not understand why Donbass farmers might want to (or need to) use Russian shipping to export their grain.


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