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Pablo Picasso Massacre in Korea 1951

 

World Re-entering The Coal Age – IEA (RT)
NATO Force On Alert Amid Kosovo Tensions (RT)
Russia Warns Kosovo Against Conflict (RT)
Hungary’s Orban Expects Gas Deal With Russia This Summer (R.)
JPMorgan Says Russia Has Had Little Problem Rerouting Its Oil Exports (BI)
The New Economic World Map (Salamah)
A Community of Common Destiny? (Voiret)
Going to Samarkand (Escobar)
The Myth of the HIMARS ‘Game Changer’ (Scott Ritter)
Severing Ties With Russia Is ‘Absurd And Dangerous’ – German Official (RT)
Ottawa’s Fertilizer Reduction Target Is ‘Pulled Out Of The Air’ (TNC)
Pfizer Posts Record Profits On Taxpayer-funded, Liability-free Products (Sch.)

 

 

 

 

 

 

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You’d almost think the whole Russia conflict was set up by the nuclear lobby.

World Re-entering The Coal Age – IEA (RT)

Global coal demand could reach 8 billion tons in 2022, matching a historic high set in 2013, and further growing in 2023, the International Energy Agency (IEA) said in a coal market update report published on Thursday. “Based on current economic and market trends, global coal consumption is forecast to rise by 0.7% in 2022 to 8 billion tons, assuming the Chinese economy recovers as expected in the second half of the year… This global total would match the annual record set in 2013, and coal demand is likely to increase further next year to a new all-time high,” the report states. According to the agency, demand is being driven up by rising natural gas prices, forcing many countries to increasingly switch from gas to coal and reopen previously closed coal-fired power plants.

The report states that China, which is “responsible for more than half of global coal consumption,” will be the main driver for the growth in demand in the second half of 2022, despite seeing demand drop by 3% in the first half of the year. Demand for coal in India is also expected to rise due to the country’s economic growth and more widespread use of electricity. The EU is also forecast to contribute to demand, as it is increasingly turning to coal in electricity production to replace gas or save it for the winter due to the decline in Russian gas imports. The IEA adds that the coal markets will remain volatile in 2023, especially after the EU coal embargo comes into effect, and prices may continue to grow well into next year.

“As soaring natural gas prices have made coal more competitive in many markets, international coal prices have risen in turn, hitting three all-time peaks between October 2021 and May 2022. Sanctions and bans on Russian coal have disrupted markets, and issues in other major exporters have contributed to supply shortages. With other coal producers facing constraints in replacing Russian output, prices on coal futures markets indicate that tight market conditions are expected to continue well into next year and beyond,” the IEA states.

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NATO appears to be looking for a new theater to fight Russia in. Back to the Balkans, they haven’t done enough damage there. Look who was in Kosovo a few days ago. Coincidence not.

NATO Force On Alert Amid Kosovo Tensions (RT)

The NATO-led Kosovo Force (KFOR) peacekeepers were spotted late on Saturday in the city of Kosovska Mitrovica, located in the north of Serbia’s breakaway region of Kosovo. The force, apparently Italian carabinieri units, were spotted guarding a bridge across the Ibar river, footage from the scene circulated by local media shows. The bridge splits the city into the northern Serb-populated part, and the southern one, inhabited predominantly by ethnic Albanians.KFOR, the NATO-led peacekeeping mission, said in a statement on Sunday evening that it was “prepared to intervene if stability is jeopardized.” The KFOR has been reportedly placed on high alert, with a large military convoy of some 30-40 vehicles spotted heading towards the frontier between the breakaway region and the rest of Serbia. Kosovo special police has been spotted actively moving its equipment and personnel as well.

KFOR said it would “take whatever measures are necessary to keep a safe and secure environment in Kosovo at all times, in line with its UN mandate.” Ethnic Serbs have reportedly set up barricades on several roads in Kosovska Mitrovica and its vicinity. At least one Serb has been reportedly beaten up by Kosovo police units as he tried to get through the barricades. The injured man reportedly ended up hospitalized. The tensions come as the ethnic Albanian government of the breakaway region moved forward with its controversial plan to ban Serb license plates and identification documents. Kosovo prime minister Albin Kurti claimed the move was about equal justice and law in all the territories his government claims.

Serbian President Aleksandar Vucic accused Kosovo authorities of seeking to “impose on the people in northern Kosovo-Metohija things they have no right to impose,” warning that Belgrade will not stand by idly. “The atmosphere has been heated up, and the Serbs will not suffer any more atrocities,” Vucic said. Earlier, Serbian president alleged the controversial registration plan was a part of an effort to force the remaining ethnic Serbs out of Kosovo. Caroline Ziadeh, head of the UN mission in the province UNMIK, urged both sides “to address issues in good faith through the EU-facilitated dialogue, to strengthen stability and security for all.”

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Kosovo’s plans appear to have been put on hold for now.

Russia Warns Kosovo Against Conflict (RT)

The government in Pristina and its backers in Brussels and Washington should stop their provocations and respect the rights of ethnic Serbs in Kosovo, Russian Foreign Ministry spokeswoman Maria Zakharova said on Sunday. Serbian troops were put on high alert and local residents in the north of the breakaway province erected barricades, as ethnic Albanian police prepared for a crackdown. Air raid sirens and church bells went off across northern Kosovo on Sunday, after prime minister Albin Kurti announced a police operation to ban Serb license plates and identification documents. Kurti claimed this was about equal justice and law in all the territories his government claims.

Pristina’s decision is unreasonable and discriminatory, and their forced replacement of personal documents is “another step towards the expulsion of the Serb population from Kosovo, as well as the Kosovo Serb institutions that ensure the protection of the rights of Serbian residents from the arbitrary whims of radicals in Pristina,” Zakharova said. Kurti is “deliberately escalating” in order to launch an armed crackdown, not just against the Serbs in Kosovo but against Belgrade, which the West wants to “neutralize” using the ethnic Albanians as proxies, added Zakharova. Russia calls on “Pristina and the US and EU behind it to stop provocations and respect the rights of Serbs in Kosovo,” the Foreign Ministry spokeswoman said.

Earlier in the day, Serbian President Aleksandar Vucic said his country had “never been in a more complex and difficult situation” and that the Pristina authorities are trying to exploit the current situation in the world to initiate a conflict while painting itself as a victim. No Serbian troops have crossed the administrative line into Kosovo yet, the Defense Ministry in Belgrade said, describing such rumors circulating on social media as “disinformation” on behalf of Pristina. Local Serb residents erected barricades at three checkpoints along the administrative line, where police answering to Kurti were deployed to stop all vehicles with Serbian plates or documents. There were unconfirmed reports of gunfire and injuries among the civilians.

Kosovo was occupied by NATO in 1999, after a 78-day air war against Yugoslavia. The ethnic Albanian government in Pristina declared independence in 2008, with US backing, but has not been recognized by Serbia, Russia, China or the UN.

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Can Brussels “allow” this?

Hungary’s Orban Expects Gas Deal With Russia This Summer (R.)

Hungary expects to sign a deal with Russia on additional gas shipments of 700 million cubic metres by the end of summer, Prime Minister Viktor Orban told state radio on Friday. The two countries have been in talks for further supplies on top of an existing long-term supply pact. read more “Hungary will have enough gas,” Orban said. “We are negotiating with the Russians to buy an additional 700 million cubic metres of gas, this deal can be signed during the summer, and then we will be safe,” he added. According to data from Gas Infrastructure Europe, Hungary’s gas storages are about 50% full now, covering 29% of its annual consumption.


European Union member Hungary has maintained what it calls pragmatic relations with Moscow since Russia’s invasion of Ukraine, creating tensions with some EU allies keen to take a tougher line. Hungary, which is about 85% dependent on Russian gas, firmly opposes the idea of EU sanctions on Russian gas imports. Under a 15-year deal with Russia’s Gazprom signed last year, Hungary receives 3.5 billion cubic metres (bcm) of gas per year via Bulgaria and Serbia, and a further 1 bcm via a pipeline from Austria.

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“Russia’s exports adjusted towards other buyers without a serious disruption to its production.”

JPMorgan Says Russia Has Had Little Problem Rerouting Its Oil Exports (BI)

Russia has been able to reroute its oil exports away from Europe without serious disruptions, JPMorgan has said, adding that the expected drop in output “never happened.” Better-than-expected Russian production, along with the release of oil from global strategic reserves, helps explain the recent drop in crude prices, the bank’s head of commodities research Natasha Kaneva said in a note to clients. Russia’s oil exports to Europe — its biggest market — have fallen relatively sharply in 2022, as companies have “self-sanctioned” in the wake of Vladimir Putin’s invasion of Ukraine in late February. However, Russia has been able to shift its exports towards Asia, with India and China in particular stepping up their purchases.

More recently, a jump in domestic demand has caused Russian oil production to rise back to prewar levels. “The market consensus was too pessimistic about Russia’s capability to re-route volumes to other buyers,” Kaneva and her colleagues said in the note Wednesday. “Russia’s exports adjusted towards other buyers without a serious disruption to its production.” “At its peak, the oil market was pricing in the worst-case scenario — a 3 million barrel a day loss of Russian production combined with record-high summer demand — while, in reality, it never happened.” JPMorgan expects Russia production to produce 9.95 million barrels a day of oil in the third quarter, above the 9.76 million barrels a day produced in the same quarter a year earlier.

It thinks production will slip to 9.5 million barrels a day in 2023, staying relatively strong despite the European Union’s ban on most oil imports from the country. Oil prices have fallen in recent weeks, with global supply stronger than expected and demand likely to weaken in the coming months as the world economy slows. WTI crude, the US benchmark price, was down around 10% over the last month to trade at $98 a barrel Friday.

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“…most of the ‘exploitable’ world has been dominated and what remains is Russia and China, plus a few stubborn or poor nations here and there.”

The New Economic World Map (Salamah)

Throughout history, all empires and belligerent nations expanded for economic gain. More land to farm and exploit, wealth and resources to loot, and more people to subjugate and tax or enslave. This goes back to ancient Mesopotamia, passing through the Persian, Greek, Roman empires, and all the way to European colonialism in the past 500 years. Today, it remains the same although it has been disguised to appear docile and friendly, but, make no mistake, it is colonialism – economic neo-colonialism! The shills, however, will present it as development aid, economic assistance, modernization, democracy, human rights, modern values, and may even, masquerade it as improving the ‘Happiness Index’ of the colonized nations.

As such, most of the ‘exploitable’ world has been dominated and what remains is Russia and China, plus a few stubborn or poor nations here and there. Russia is simply too vast and rich not to be lustily desired and has been a target for centuries via direct belligerence or, more softly, via geopolitical ploys. To publicly temper this lust, pseudo-intellectual doctrines have been utilized to justify it; among which is the century-old Mackinder Theory of the ‘Heartland of the World’, which states that whoever controls Russia and its environs, controls the world. As for China, its unexpected spectacular rapid growth to the pinnacle of economic success now necessitates clipping its wings to bring it back into the obedient fold. None of the dominated nations were, or are, happy with their predicaments. Despite that, they are unable to shake off the yoke of neo-colonialism.

They are too weak, deep in unpayable sovereign and non-sovereign debt, threatened by sanctions that cut off their livelihood, and if all fails, there are the heavy-handed tools of regime change with their accompanying bloody civil wars and/or direct invasion and bombardment by their masters. During the previous cold war, when there were only two superpowers, proverbially at each other’s throats, most of the smaller and weaker countries tried to walk a very dangerous tightrope. They tried to maintain semi-neutrality and keep an equal distance from both superpowers. But that was extremely difficult, the hegemons’ carrot and stick’ tactics were too hard to resist when dangled, or very painful when the whip was unleashed. Instead, some discovered that they could join forces, not to fight their oppressors, but just to resist being pulled into their eddies.

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“The only solution to solve these problems and solve the dryness nuisance of the Mediterranean Basin would be the re-greening of the Sahara desert.”

A Community of Common Destiny? (Voiret)

In the Summer months, the north-east trade wind is getting weaker in the Atlantic Ocean, and humid air volumes are brought over the Sahel zone towards North from the West African monsoon zone. This takes place in July and early August, when around 100 to 200 mm precipitations makes savanna grass grow in the Sahel. In our days, however, it seems that going further north, these huge volumes of humid air rise higher than before in the atmosphere of the desert. In this way, the rain-containing air masses reach altitudes like thirty thousand feet above sea level – higher than in earlier years, because the heat emitted by the Sahara seems to be growing: As the humid air masses reach the first sand dunes of the desert, the huge heat reflection by the dunes send them higher and higher.

Every pilot flying north from Bamako or Niamey can confirm that: as soon as he reaches the desert, his plane is lifted higher by the air masses even if he, the pilot, does’nt pull his controls! After the humid clouds rise so high in the air over the desert, it is obvious that no rain comes downs on North Africa and on the Mediterranean basin in the summer months – hence the dryness and the forest fires. The rain comes down when the clouds get cooler after reaching more northern latitudes, after having passed the Alpes. Thus for example the “tropical” rain that came down on the Ahr-valley in Germany in the summer 2021. The only solution to solve these problems and solve the dryness nuisance of the Mediterranean Basin would be the re-greening of the Sahara desert.

Now, around 5000 years ago, the Sahara desert was indeed green! The scientific study of the Sahara desert has shown that this part of the world has been alternatively infertile, or green with vegetation: in the course of Earth history, the Sahara desert has seen 230 periods of vegetation growth alternating with dry climate phases! In the middle of the Holocene climate phase, around 6000 years ago, the Sahara actually had cattle breeding and cultivation. Rock engravings existing in the Hoggar and the Tibesti regions of the Sahara show that. These pictures also show gazelle herds and vegetation. The current dry climate phase began 3500 to 4000 years before Christ. But from those times, huge water reserves still exist underground, the so called “aquifers”. Some aquifers are salty, but most of them are sweet water.

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“UN Secretary General A. Guterres has committed to removing these barriers to addressing the global food crisis. Let’s see.”

Going to Samarkand (Escobar)

The meeting of the SCO Ministerial Council in Tashkent this past Friday involved some very serious business. That was the key preparatory reunion previous to the SCO summit in mid-September in fabled Samarkand, where the SCO will release a much-awaited “Declaration of Samarkand”. [..] it was in the Q@A session that Lavrov for all practical purposes detailed all the major trends in the current, incandescent state of international relations. These are the key takeaways.

How comfortable are you with the US dollar?

Africa: “We agreed that we will submit to the leaders for consideration proposals on specific actions to switch to settlements in national currencies. I think that everyone will now think about it. Africa already has a similar experience: common currencies in some sub-regional structures, which, nevertheless, by and large, are pegged to Western ones. From 2023, a continental free trade zone will start functioning on the African continent. A logical step would be to reinforce it with currency agreements.”

Belarus – and many others – eager to join the SCO: “There is a broad consensus on the Belarusian candidacy (…) I felt it today. There are a number of contenders for the status of observer, dialogue partner. Some Arab countries show such interest, as do Armenia, Azerbaijan and a number of Asian states.”

Grain diplomacy: “In regard to the issue of Russian grain, it was the American sanctions that did not allow the full implementation of the signed contracts due to the restrictions imposed: Russian ships are prohibited from entering a number of ports, there is a ban on foreign ships entering Russian ports to pick up export cargo, and insurance rates have gone up (…) Financial chains are also interrupted by illegitimate US and EU sanctions. In particular, Rosselkhozbank, through which all the main settlements for food exports pass, was one of the first to be included in the sanctions list. UN Secretary General A. Guterres has committed to removing these barriers to addressing the global food crisis. Let’s see.”

Taiwan: “We do not discuss this with our Chinese colleague. Russia’s position on having only one China remains unchanged. The United States periodically confirms the same line in words, but in practice their ‘deeds’ do not always coincide with words. We have no problem upholding the principle of Chinese sovereignty.”

Should the SCO abandon the US dollar? “Each SCO country must decide for itself how comfortable it feels to rely on the dollar, taking into account the absolute unreliability of this currency for possible abuses. The Americans have used this more than once in relation to a number of states.”

Why the SCO matters: “There are no leaders and followers in the SCO. There are no situations in the organization like in NATO, when the US and its closest allies impose one line or another on all other members of the alliance. In the Shanghai Cooperation Organization, the situation that we are currently seeing in the EU does not arise: sovereign countries are literally being ‘knocked out’, demanding that they either stop buying gas or reduce its consumption in violation of national plans and interests.”

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“At the end of the day, HIMARS – and other so-called “advanced Western weapons” – is but a tool wielded by the same actor who has been systematically defeated by the Russian military.”

The Myth of the HIMARS ‘Game Changer’ (Scott Ritter)

According to the Institute of War, a US-based think tank, “Ukrainian forces are increasingly targeting Russian military infrastructure with indirect fire and US-provided HIMARS systems deep in occupied territory.” It concludes that “the increased ability of Ukrainian forces to target critical Russian military facilities with Western-provided HIMARS demonstrates how Western military aid provides Ukraine with new and necessary military capabilities.” The Kyiv Independent, a Western state-funded propaganda outlet, reported that “by July 7, Russia had lost most of its key ammunition depots, and many of its smaller depots in occupied Donbas. Notably, many key targets as much as 50-80 kilometers into Russian-controlled territory have been successfully destroyed.”

Max Boot, a Moscow-born military analyst who writes for the Washington Post, was so impressed with the performance of HIMARS that he wrote an op-ed in which he confidently announced “To shorten the War, send 60 HIMARS to Ukraine.” I mean, if eight HIMARS have brought the vaunted Russan war machine to its knees, imagine what could happen if Ukraine had 60? Wait, there is an answer to that question. In a recent interview with the Sunday Times, Reznikov revealed that Zelensky “had ordered Ukraine’s military to retake occupied coastal areas which are vital to the country’s economy.” Ukraine, it seems, is winning the war against Russia. Except, of course, it is not. Not even close. The notion that the HIMARS is a “super weapon” capable of turning the battlefield narrative in eastern Ukraine on its head is, simply put, pure nonsense.

Russia has, over the course of the past three months, perfected the art of war when it comes to defeating the Ukrainian military. John Boyd, the famous American fighter-pilot-turned-military theorist, coined a concept, known as the “OODA-Loop” (Observe, Orient, Decide, Act) which represented the phases involved in military operations. The side that could master the OODA-Loop more efficiently than its opponent would “get inside their decision-making cycle,” forcing the enemy to operate in a purely reactive mode, enabling the superior party to achieve victory. Russia has got “inside the decision-making cycle” of every one of itsopponents during the military operation in Ukraine, dominating the conflict economically, politically, and militarily. HIMARS does not change this reality.

The Russian military, like any successful military organization, is highly adaptive – it must be, to survive on the modern battlefield. The conflict in Ukraine is unlike any experienced in modern times, requiring Russian military leaders to adapt operational theory as defined by doctrine to the demanding realities of the eastern Ukrainian front. The fact that approximately 200,000 Russian forces can impose their will on over 700,000 Ukrainian defenders while achieving casualty ratios that are decisively in their favor speaks to the reality of their OODA-Loop dominance. At the end of the day, HIMARS – and other so-called “advanced Western weapons” – is but a tool wielded by the same actor who has been systematically defeated by the Russian military. This will not change, whether Ukraine employs four, eight, 12… or even 60 HIMARS systems.

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“If we realize that we cannot for now give up on Russian gas, then it is bitter but it is the reality, and we must act accordingly..”

Forced cold showers for everyone will not be accepted.

Severing Ties With Russia Is ‘Absurd And Dangerous’ – German Official (RT)

Isolating Russia and ending economic cooperation with Moscow is dangerous for Germany, Prime Minister of Saxony Michael Kretschmer told Die Zeit newspaper this week, reiterating his call for a diplomatic solution to the conflict in Ukraine.“I think the idea of isolating Russia permanently or never again cooperating economically is absurd and dangerous… A Russia that is oriented towards China and has no ties to Europe is much more dangerous for us,” Kretschmer told the news outlet. The official said he was concerned with the impact of the sanctions on Russia on the German economy and energy security. He called for “pragmatism” in relations with Moscow and for the EU to facilitate peace talks and a “freeze” of the conflict in Ukraine, adding that a ceasefire would not only end the deaths, but “create an opportunity for the supply of raw materials,” most notably fossil fuels and grains.

Roughly half of German households rely on gas for electricity and heating, and around a third of the energy for German industry comes from gas. Prior to the conflict in Ukraine, up to one half of that gas was supplied by Russia. However, deliveries have dropped in recent weeks due to either technical or political reasons. According to Kretschmer, despite ambitious energy transition plans and political agendas, Germany will need gas supplies from Russia for the next five years at least. “If we realize that we cannot for now give up on Russian gas, then it is bitter but it is the reality, and we must act accordingly,” Kretschmer said, adding that apart from ordinary residents who will not be able to heat their homes in the winter, German industry is at risk if Russian gas supplies are lost.

“Our entire economic system is in danger of collapsing. If we are not careful, Germany could become de-industrialised,” he stated. Last month, Kretschmer said that Germany needs to ensure reliable fuel supplies before slapping Russia with sanctions.

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I’d call it goal-seeked instead.

Ottawa’s Fertilizer Reduction Target Is ‘Pulled Out Of The Air’ (TNC)

Alberta Agriculture Minister Nate Horner says Ottawa’s edict to reduce fertilizer use by 30% seems like a target “pulled out of the air.” The Trudeau government is looking to impose a requirement to reduce nitrous oxide emissions from fertilizers by 30% as part of its overall effort to reduce emissions by 40 to 45% by 2030. The mandate will result in less food production at a time when the world needs increased capacity that Canada could supply, or higher production costs which will ultimately be passed to the consumer, Horner said. “It’s just another issue where we feel that the feds either don’t understand or they don’t completely care about the consequences,” he told True North.

As Ottawa undergoes consultation about its target, Horner said provincial agriculture ministers hoped the reduction was up for discussion. But, he said he was disappointed to learn from his federal counterpart Minister Marie-Claude Bibeau that the 30% target would not be reconsidered. The consultation process will only consider how Ottawa can achieve its objectives, Horner said. “They’re going to consult on the process, but they weren’t going to change their goal.” He said Ottawa doesn’t have a good “baseline” understanding of the work already being done to reduce emissions in the prairies. And “unless you’re going to look at emissions per unit of production, (Ottawa) is not being really upfront about the two different challenges that we face,” he said.

The first challenge is the demand to increase production “in a big way,” and the second is that farming is becoming less financially viable, especially with the ever-increasing carbon tax. All seven United Conservative Party (UCP) leadership candidates have also opposed the edict and promised to fight back, should they be elected Premier in October. In the Netherlands, farmers have been in the streets for weeks protesting strict emission targets. [..] Now, the head of one of Canada’s premier agricultural groups is warning that strict domestic emissions targets could spur a similar reaction from the industry. “But, you know, all I can say is, if you push farmers back right up against the wall where their livelihood is at stake and it’s a direct result of government overreach and non science based policies, then, who knows what could happen?”

Dutch farmer
https://twitter.com/i/status/1553539740271464449

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“Notably, none of Pfizer’s profits come from free market activity.”

Pfizer Posts Record Profits On Taxpayer-funded, Liability-free Products (Sch.)

It’s the most expensive “free” shot of all time. Pfizer’s Q2 earnings numbers parallel that of a top 5 global energy company. Of course, the slight difference here is that energy companies actually provide essential services for human flourishing, while Pfizer provides, well, government-backed snake oil. This quarter, the drug company posted a total revenue of $27.7 billion, up 46.5% from $18.9 billion the same period of last year. Net income is up 78% to $9.9 billion this quarter, from $5.5 billion in Q2 of 2021. While many Americans are struggling to put food on the table, Pfizer’s taxpayer-supplied profits almost doubled year over year. Notably, none of Pfizer’s profits come from free market activity.


More than half of all Pfizer sales, and all of its profits, come from its expired mRNA gene therapy injections and Paxlovid. The outfit has fully transformed into a COVID-19 company. Without COVID Mania, the rest of Pfizer’s product line would see the pharma giant without any income this year. Business is booming for the taxpayer-funded, liability-free drug company. Just last month, the Biden Administration signed a deal with Pfizer that hiked the price of more than 50% extra per dose for Pfizer’s next batch of mRNA shots. It’s a truly stunning outcome for a company that once claimed to have produced the cure for the coronavirus, but has in reality supplied an ineffective gene therapy with a massive side effect profile.

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Thinking about this. What about anteaters etc.? Many reptiles eat insects, and they’re not birds.

 

 

 

 


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    Pablo Picasso Massacre in Korea 1951   • World Re-entering The Coal Age – IEA (RT) • NATO Force On Alert Amid Kosovo Tensions (RT) • Russia Warns
    [See the full post at: Debt Rattle August 1 2022]

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    citizenx
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    the kid who was shot at by police

    Hang the politicians promoting this, hang any and all WEF scum. Bidet Govt is illegitimate. My body my choice. Informed consent?

    Good luck disarming truth. Good luck disarming 2A. Where’s Bidets Strike Teams knocking door to door ? Get your Booster and die or Govt will kill you for not.

    Art is to be appreciated whether you like it or not. Life is to be protected from Govt, whether you’re a coward or not. Govern me harder Daddy Govt…pathetic.

    “We Never Had A Chance”

    You feel love, well, you better love yourself
    Be careful now, because love is against the law
    Just so how you can give a fuck, give a shit about the law
    It’s worth your blood, sweat, and tears to be living at all
    You fight the lies everybody tries to tell you you’re dead
    It flashes before your eyes before anybody had said
    The motherfuckers never stop drilling holes in your head

    You want life, oh, but then you die so slow
    Hands up, drop the gun, shots you dead and thats the hole in the law
    You close your eyes, but look at the lies, but then you seen it all
    A freeze-frame lasts forever but the picture is small

    They say love is everywhere but that’s the damnedest thing
    It’s in your eyes and butterflies and part of everything
    The cloudy skies, the fog in your eyes, they will not let you see
    A chance to fall, and hear the call, and grab the magic ring
    Don’t be surprised when you wake up and they tell you you’re dead
    I find that hope where the same is nothing at all
    The motherfuckers never stop drilling holes in your head
    And maybe now as your start to sink
    You wake up and remember the words to this song
    Maybe now as your start to sink
    You wake up to discover you’re singing along

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    V. Arnold
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    Pablo Picasso Massacre in Korea 1951

    Interesting choice for today’s art…
    On another note; very few Americans have even a clue about what really went on in Korea during that war/police action…
    Pity. It is an important part of the history of the U.S.

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    V. Arnold
    Participant

    Interesting choice for today’s art… 😉

    #112592
    Veracious Poet
    Participant

    Dutch farmer

    It’s not about saving the planet but rather centralizing and controlling the food supply! pic.twitter.com/uK0MIgeA2g

    #112593
    Veracious Poet
    Participant

    #112594
    Veracious Poet
    Participant

    Mortgage rates fall sharply after negative GDP report and Fed’s latest hike…

    The average rate on the popular 30-year fixed mortgage fell to 5.22% on Thursday from 5.54% on Wednesday.

    “This is an exceptionally fast drop!” wrote Matthew Graham of Mortgage News Daily.

    The rate fell even further Friday to 5.13%.

    #112595
    Dimitri
    Participant

    The meeting of Blinken with Kosovan President Osmani and Prime Minister Kurti took place in the USA.

    Not that it changes anything but just to be factually correct

    Secretary Blinken’s Meeting with Kosovan President Osmani and Prime Minister Kurti

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    The meeting of Blinken with Kosovan President Osmani and Prime Minister Kurti took place in the USA.

    Makes sense, should have looked at the decorations.

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    EoinW
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    Dutch farmers are committing suicide? That’s sad and also pathetic. Even when their lives are completely ruined they still won’t fight back. The generational brainwashing project of making citizens avoid violence – not even as a last resort – has been a success. They may proceed and do anything they like. They know citizens will either obey or flee to death or drugs.

    If these inbred parasites were not so incompetent they’d actually win. Instead they’ll make sure everyone loses.

    We need Putin to come to our rescue. But why should a single Russian life be risked to save a single – apparently useless – westerner? It’s not their responsibility. At this point the best option for young people is to flee the West. I’m not sure how practical it is to immigrate to Russia at this time. Many Canadians already moved to the Dominican Republic when the vaxx mandate threatened. In the end, we may face the von Trapp family option – just get out with the clothes on our back.

    I hate to be so pessimistic, however when people choose suicide rather than fighting back then I have to conclude that the fire & brimstone is on the way. Get out of Sodom & Gomorrah or be turned into a pillar of salt!

    #112598
    Dr. D
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    “She put Ivermectin on the list of poisonous substances in Jan 2020”

    We followed this back when but there’s so much to keep up with. So they knew. And they knew IVM. And so because they wanted it for themselves, to have an antidote, and not for you and your kids.

    What America looks like now: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ZX8BmXs4-Y0

    Gary Indiana, but you can find these places in Baltimore, Chicago, Wyoming, Mississippi, or even NYC and Oakland too. Same thing was in “Roger and Me” in 1989. Nothing’s changed except to further prove Ayn Rand’s “Atlas Shrugged”, where illiterate Americans live in bark huts and eat rabbits. WHY do you prove Ayn Rand right? Doesn’t that just scream failure?

    I’m sure all these guys and gals are just baby soft, entitled Millennials. No: they have made half the country into the Vandals, who will sack the Capital for sport and DGAF.

    Taiwan: But they had this whole WWIII set up with North Korea! For years! They even started the K-Pop initiative Gangham Style for the kiddies to care. What happened??? Now it has to be Taiwan? None of our plans can go right. Whatever will the Minons do?

    “You’d almost think the whole Russia conflict was set up by the nuclear lobby.”

    I have thought this, but I’m not sure. Something killed nuclear at 3 Mile Island, — but not the meltdown itself, industry constantly overcomes far higher hurdles every day — but these energy companies are so skilled in paying to co-opt resistance it makes no sense they wouldn’t have done that instead. Anyway, the idea is, nuclear remained a no-go, so they went total 100% electric green, then: Oopsie! We ain’t got no electric!!! Turbines produce no power! Whood a knood? In fact, they’re anti-green! Whatever shall we do??? Aaaaaand the only possible answer is nuclear again. But like I said, wouldn’t other PR captures have been easier and got money coming in earlier than this “master plan” approach? Never confirmed.

    “NATO appears to be looking for a new theater to fight lose to Russia in” Fixed it.

    “Yugoslavia, 1989” this is their plans for us. And also with smaller governments, corporations are that much larger. They are moving to running the world on the corporate side. That way you have no rights, no oversight, and no appeals.

    Let’s back up: “Corporations” shouldn’t really exist. Back in 1789, to incorporate you needed an act of congress who would ask “Why should we do this? What are you going to provide for and serve the people of Maryland in return?” Because they lived under the East India and Hudson Bay companies who had standing armies like today’s companies do. So they would say “We’re Building the Brooklyn Bridge” and Maryland would authorize the company to build the bridge then disburse profits and disband. And what we see today is EXACTLY WHY. Although for that middle period we used anti-trust laws (which are probably illegal) to hold companies to account. But any time you do something illegal, with an illegal law, you find out it has some back door to hell.

    So since Citizens United says “Corporations are People” (who are immortal and also not subject to law) then if Pfizer kills someone with a drug, we should put Pfizer in jail for 5 years and let the government run as their trustee for a while. Fair is fair, right? You said they are people, right? Well then they are legally ALL people, who are accountable for misdemeanors, reckless disregard, etc. Wait: they’re people but also have complete diplomatic and sovereign immunity? Who are by definition unfeeling psychopaths? Uh-huh.

    “…most of the ‘exploitable’ world has been dominated and what remains is Russia and China, plus a few stubborn or poor nations here and there.”

    They locked them up on purpose as a safe deposit box. Cuba, Iran, NoKo. When they need to, they break open the lock and Lo! 40 years worth of free oil inside! Guess we didn’t have a shortage of Peak Oil after all! Or not yet anyway. However, these lock boxes do not want to be broken and looted for some weird reason we can’t understand. I mean: who wouldn’t want to become the wonder that is Gary, Indiana? ‘Merica! Am I right?

    “They are too weak, deep in unpayable sovereign and non-sovereign debt”

    Hahahaaha! They actually believe that nations pay! WHAT, in all of the last 300 years would ever make you think that??? Countries never pay. They always default. Always.

    ““The only solution to solve these problems and solve the dryness nuisance of the Mediterranean Basin would be the re-greening of the Sahara desert.”

    Thanks to climate change, this is already happening. We are returning to the climate of 2,000 years ago it seems with a greener Saudi, Sudan, Libya, and Silk Road. We don’t have very good records on how, how much, and where, perhaps even why (sun and magnetic cycles) but in the broad brush, this is what is happening. Lakes are refilling in East Africa. Saudi is snowing. America is stormier and more volatile just as back then.

    “Our entire economic system is in danger of collapsing. If we are not careful, Germany could become de-industrialised,”

    Yay, Americans like Hunter will be very pleased. Last time we had to actually bomb all your factories to end the Depression. This is so much easier just to lie, lie, and lie s’more. Then you kills yourselves! Save me the bullet.

    “Alberta Agriculture Minister Nate Horner says Ottawa’s edict to reduce fertilizer use by 30% seems like a target “pulled out of the air.”

    87.6% of Science statistics are pulled out of my -ss. And we know we’ll all swallow anything pulled out that Science’s -ss.

    “The first challenge is the demand to increase production “in a big way,” and the second is that farming is becoming less financially viable”

    Yes, because we have no markets and no price discovery. If food was higher, we wouldn’t pave the nation from Jersey to St. Louis. Milk is still marked to Wisconsin like it was in 1935, as if that’s relevant today. It is illegal for farms to collectivize to set prices, but it IS legal for Morgan to collectivize to rig Libor and Nickel for 30 years, then pay a $0.01B fine for $900 Billion fraud.

    ““Notably, none of Pfizer’s profits come from free market activity.”

    Boom. Nor any other corporation today. It’s fascism all the way down. Like Comcast and Aetna, I FORCE you to pay. Then provide no services.

    Huxley: No we didn’t. We just wrote we planned to do this, then did it for no reason at all, a complete coincidence! You’re crazy if you think otherwise or quote us. …Or so say any person I’ve ever quoted them to. Geez, I’m not a genius but when a guy says he’s going to steal your TV then your TV goes missing, maybe there’s a connection?

    “Good luck disarming 2A.”

    They can’t take Social Security, can’t take gold, can’t take farms, and force death shower shots at your house until they take the guns. Look at Oz.

    “very few Americans have even a clue about what really went on in Korea during that war/police action…”

    Sure, we killed half a million NoKo on a lark for sport in one foray? I forget, was is nuclear, or was it chemical weapons we used? Definitely food. “It’s a hell of a lot of fun” Good sport Gen. Mattis said, amirite?

    #112601
    Positive Dennis
    Participant

    Jennifer Rubin wrote no such article. Why does Raul keep doing this?

    #112602
    Mister Roboto
    Participant

    #112603
    Oroboros
    Participant

    Dr D forgot the song & dance for Gary, Indiana

    The Music Con man

    #112604
    kultsommer
    Participant

    Thousands and thousands of people who even “made it” in the West have fond memories of living in that broken country.
    Yet, they’ve been constantly told that those memories are just an illusion, that they lived under “iron fist”, dictatorship – that,
    somehow, issued one of most valuable passports on the Earth (Wikipedia).
    Dying mother-country (same as Soviet Union, not sure about other Eastern block countries) distributed equity wealth
    in the form of vouchers to it’s citizens that were used by those patient enough to purchase apartments that they lived in. Decades of rent were included in the final purchasing price. What a concept! Scorned by the onlookers who watch miles and miles of tent cities across the country in which “everybody will be on their own” when the things unravel. Onlookers who still think that this is 1950’s-like needs some small tweak.

    #112605
    kultsommer
    Participant

    “…that all it needs is some small tweak.”
    Much better.

    #112606
    kultsommer
    Participant

    @ V. Arnold
    Just in case if you missed it on previous post:
    “….elitist attitude….”
    Instead of contemplating where am I wrong in my post(s) and criticize “that”, you (again) lash in anger and insult. As I remember you made your living as AutoCAD draftsman. Probably you did have chance to pass some knowledge to somebody in the course of your career. Say, trying hard to convey basics of x-refs, OLE objects import, exploding and editing blocks, pg files…. or plainly pointing what the person does wrong….you are angrily referred to as an “elitist”? Interesting view of life. Indeed!

    #112607
    absolute galore
    Participant

    Dr. D: Nothing’s changed except to further prove Ayn Rand’s “Atlas Shrugged”, where illiterate Americans live in bark huts and eat rabbits. WHY do you prove Ayn Rand right? Doesn’t that just scream failure?

    I think rabbits will be more and more popular going forward, as they are relatively easy to raise, can be fed scraps or grow their food in a weed patch. Bark huts, maybe not. But a tiny house from reclaimed stuff, sure thing. Trailer park aesthetic.

    LESS –Less Energy, Stimulation, Stuff–is a big part of what many of John Michael Greer’s followers practice. It falls under the slogan Collapse Now and Avoid the Rush. Except now of course, the rush is on. But the signals are all jarbled and confused at this point, with everybody all for it–for the other guy. Back in the 70s during the first energy crisis, we drove slower to save gas, turned down the thermostat, etc. Now we want electric cars and solar panels and no disruption of our Amazonian lifestyles while “saving the planet.” Unless Tucker Carlson, who is otherwise doing a great job, wakes up to the facts around energy economics, it could get ugly, with everyone blaming everyone else for the involuntary LESS.

    #112608
    zerosum
    Participant

    Confusion/mixed messages/no directives/

    the cure for the coronavirus, but has in reality supplied an ineffective gene therapy with a massive side effect profile.
    Covid19 gone, variants exist….. expired mRNA gene therapy injections and Paxlovid treatment
    They know citizens will either obey or
    disobey ….
    options by ignoring/quit/stop working/flee/ immigrate/ suicide/ opioids/do your own thing,
    enablers are skilled in paying to co-opt resistance
    Countries never pay. They always default. The bankers always seize assets
    Not an elitist just an attitude “….elitist attitude….” describes everyone
    the signals are all jarbled and confused
    everyone blaming everyone else for the involuntary LESS.

    meanwhile mother earth is actively trying to get your attention

    floods
    drought
    fires
    hurricanes
    diminishing supplies

    #112609
    zerosum
    Participant

    In Iraq its called a sit-in.
    In US its called J6, a revolution/attack on democracy/

    #112610
    Michael Reid
    Participant

    Nick Corbishley: The Vaccine Passport Will Lead to a Global Digital Gulag
    Nick Corbishley discusses his book “Scanned” and gives an overview of the evolution of the Vaccine Passport and how it is morphing into a Digital ID and Social Credit System whose endgame is a Digital Gulag which will demand total obedience from the citizenry. He discusses the creation of a two-tiered or apartheid system where the unvaccinated were dehumanized and ostracized. He discusses the unconstitutional nature of these measures, how little courts have pushed back, and incredibly how the population by and large has gone along with this tyranny. The addition of CBDCs to the Digital Passports creates the perfect control grid. We discuss Plan B locations and escape from dystopia. He agrees that crypto could be the perfect Trojan horse and way of conditioning people to accept digital money as well as diverting investment away from real assets (e.g. gold).

    Nick Corbishley: The Vaccine Passport Will Lead to a Global Digital Gulag

    #112611
    phoenixvoice
    Participant

    Dr D:
    “Corporations” shouldn’t really exist. Back in 1789, to incorporate you needed an act of congress who would ask “Why should we do this? What are you going to provide for and serve the people of Maryland in return?” Because they lived under the East India and Hudson Bay companies who had standing armies like today’s companies do.

    I agree. I have long pondered the problems of our economic system, and noticed that many fundamental problems find their source in corporate bodies. I have argued this with my spouse, who has argued in knee-jerk fashion that the right to own/run a business includes the right to incorporate. (He and I usually see eye to eye…but we took our own paths to get there, so there is variation in the details.) And I emphatically disagreed with him — because corporations are created by permission of the state. I’ve owned a tiny corporation in part or in whole for nearly 20 years…and every year I must pay a small fee and file an “annual report” with the state or face administrative dissolution.

    A corporation is a privilege, not a right. As a privilege, the permissions granted have varied over the decades. The state has the ability to revoke the privilege. Personally, I’m curious about what might happen if corporations had to either dissolve or convert to “workers coop” type entities, including ESOPs, self-management (i.e. Holacracy, etc.). Large sole proprietorships and partnerships would still be viable business forms, but, oh, yeah, they lack the liability shield for owners…..

    #112612
    John Day
    Participant

    Yesterday Dr.D expounded on Klaus Schwab being a high-level functionary of The-Threat, not The-Threat itself. Humans find it easier to focus a large, complex problem onto the good or evil doings of one person, like Donald Trump, or Hillary Clinton. That is a gross oversimplification, which makes us more vulnerable to the shadowy-workings of the Real-Threat.
    Schwab, around 1970, seemed to be an acolyte of Kissinger, who is a high level operative for Rockefeller (global) interests. Those are related to other globalist financial interests in something of common-cause.
    We should never assume that global finance has all of its eggs in one basket. Rockefellers are well hedged against uncertain futures. I think we should look at the right-wing reaction to the current left-wing threats as also a threat. Hitler swung right against German communists, and Weimar hedonism.
    I think we should look for that same play to take place, whether it does or not. It’s a natural over-reaction, and feeds into right-fascism,which the-owners always like quite well.
    Herr Schwab may be a high-functioning submissive, or might be modeled that way. He will do and say whatever he is told to by his “dom” without any hesitation, and to the best of his substantial ability.
    Schwab is not the only one like that. These kind can be completely trusted by the-owners.

    #112613

    Off topic.
    Just posted this on offG, in response to a commenter’s mention of spooky “coincidences” in surfing the web.
    A couple Sundays back I and mine went to visit friends for happy hour. We did not have phones. I opted out of the phone photo shoot, but my husband (who has a professional presence with photos on the net) posed with our friends.
    Over the course of the evening, one of them mentioned taking a “conceal/carry” course to apply for a permit. Neither of us had ever looked into this or any sort of arms stuff.
    The next day, my mate received ads on his desktop from a local gun club that offered “conceal/carry” courses.
    When they say a photo steals your soul, it’s true. Facial recognition in action.

    Anyone else seeing this sort of “coincidence”?
    An even creepier one happened a year ago when brother and SIL were visiting and mentioned a cousin having gotten a new job at a small outfitter selling used gear in Portland.
    After they left, we saw a commercial for this local Portland company on our TV here in Minnesota.

    #112614
    Noirette
    Participant

    Zerosum posted this, in F, about the ‘evacuation’ of the Donesk region.

    I have to pile on! The article is 100% pro-Ukrainian and anti-Russian.

    It states that the *Red Cross* and the *UN* “should” or “would supposedly” (trans from the F, a conditional) be present at the ‘evacuation.’

    Nothing is said about the means of evacuation, for 200K ppl, quite the job – except vague “trains and transport” will be chartered. Nor **where** they are to be evacuated to.

    Where 200K extra ppl in a country at war are to be housed? Maybe put them in concentrations camps, which at least would be a lame effort? Afaik, there are no facilities in Ukr (center, west) that can house them, but of course a negative is hard to prove. Let’s see some pix! Hmm..

    What is mentioned though is the population under discussion is “a burden” – quote, “If we can stop losing logistics to feed 200,000 people and we can allocate it to weapons and food for soldiers, it would be better” – so apparently, these 200K are not to be fed (they have been fed so far by ample stores, aka themselves, by local agri, and in a small ? part by Russia) and the available transport and food will go to soldiers. In short, these 200k ppl should just be made to disappear.

    Finally, it will be easier for the Ukros to dope out who supports the Russians. (This point is explicitly made in the text!)

    Displacing populations forcibly (not that I reckon anything much will happen in this case, the announcements are pure BS supposed to fool and impress W allies, plus a vague attempt to kill off invisibly..) is tricky within intl. law, a war-crime accusation and label is often not far off. (Nuremberg, Geneva conventions, etc. not that anyone is following these outdated principles.)

    https://bit.ly/3bjJycy – Le Parisien

    #112615

    On topic.
    I am six hours into Iceni’s Spartacus interview with Dr. Kevin McCairn.
    Nine hours and I am thoroughly enjoying every minute.
    Thanks, whoever linked it.

    #112616
    John Day
    Participant

    @MPSK: The AI correlations are a couple of orders higher than we give them credit for. They know where you are, with whom (geolocation and social networking) and they know who is currently “into” what.
    What kind of concealed handgun is right for you, Girl? The traditional 38 Special? It has the full trigger-pull and feel of a revolver, is compact under clothing, has readily available ammo, of various potencies (and recoils), and was good enough for millions of cops for decades. Granted, it does not give you all the sustained firepower of a 9mm, but is that really YOU?
    Speculative John.

    #112617

    MPSK

    When they say a photo steals your soul, it’s true.

    I really like this. The pagan tribes were right all along.

    #112618
    Veracious Poet
    Participant

    I think we should look at the right-wing reaction to the current left-wing threats as also a threat. Hitler swung right against German communists, and Weimar hedonism.
    I think we should look for that same play to take place, whether it does or not. It’s a natural over-reaction, and feeds into right-fascism,which the-owners always like quite well.

    #112619
    zerosum
    Participant

    Noirette
    Good for you. for explaining the lie in evacuating 200K

    my parents said know

    Anyone else seeing this sort of “coincidence”?

    All the time. Someone is monitoring my inputs and outputs and trying to monetize. (Computer and TV)

    #112620
    zerosum
    Participant

    Do you believe that all the grain being transported by truck to the dock is faster than if it was transported by trucks to other countries that can pay for the grain. (Don you expect starving people to have money to pay for the grain?)

    #112622
    Veracious Poet
    Participant

    Los Angeles Ends Citizenship Requirement for Government Jobs…

    People in the United States illegally can now work for Los Angeles County with no requirement to provide proof of citizenship.

    https://www.breitbart.com/politics/2022/08/01/los-angeles-ends-citizenship-requirement-for-government-jobs

    George Soros Defends Radical Prosecutors in WSJ Op-ed…

    Billionaire left-wing mega-donor George Soros has written an op-ed in the Wall Street Journal justifying his support for electing radical prosecutors across the country amid a rise in violent crime and recall elections by angry urban residents.

    Since 2018, Soros has been responsible for electing dozens of prosecutors in big-city jurisdictions, often ousting centrist Democrats. Their arrival has been accompanied by spikes in violent crime and social disorder, prompting an urban exodus.

    In June, voters in the left-wing stronghold of San Francisco ousted radical prosecutor Chesa Boudin in a rare recall vote. Now, voters in Los Angeles are poised to hold a similar recall election to oust Soros-backed prosecutor George Gascón.

    Soros also repeats a claim *LIE* — first popularized by California Gov. Gavin Newsom (D), who backed Gascón — that murder rates are highest in Republican-run states, ignoring the fact that they are highest in Democrat-run cities.

    https://www.breitbart.com/crime/2022/08/01/george-soros-defends-radical-prosecutors-in-wsj-op-ed

    #112623
    Veracious Poet
    Participant



    #112624
    bpeptide
    Participant

    RIM – Pretty sure J.Rubin did not write that article. Pro tip – Whenever one sees snapshots of an article title like that, it’s best to assume it’s fake.

    #112625
    willem
    Participant

    RIM: Responding to your question about animals that can handle insects in the diet, I have heard it said that birds are the modern-day descendants of ancient reptiles. Perhaps there are digestive system similarities.

    The New Economic World Map—“most of the ‘exploitable’ world has been dominated and what remains is Russia and China, plus a few stubborn or poor nations here and there… None of the dominated nations were, or are, happy with their predicaments. Despite that, they are unable to shake off the yoke of neocolonialism…They are too weak, deep in unpayable sovereign and non-sovereign debt, threatened by sanctions that cut off their livelihood, and if all fails, there are the heavy-handed tools of regime change with their accompanying bloody civil wars and/or direct invasion and bombardment by their masters.

    It occurs to me that with the build-out of a new world financial structure, perhaps centered around the BRICS countries, that all of these nations could join hands with Russia and China, and simply declare themselves to be in default. After all, the US has shown that traditional concepts of money and property are dead by grabbing Russia’s money (as well as earlier grabs of money from weaker nations who displeased The Empire). I’d say they could usefully extend that concept to debt…

    Soon there will no longer be a need to worry about being exiled from the world’s only financial system. And with the backing of the major BRICS countries and by acting in unison, the old strategy of toppling dictators would be pretty hard to implement…

    Just sayin’…..

    #112626
    willem
    Participant

    @EoinW: Putin is no saint either. But you must admit that it has been a pretty good trick, running the US so badly into the ditch that Russia starts to look good by comparison. Maybe that is part of the plan…

    #112627
    willem
    Participant

    @Positive Dennis: “Jennifer Rubin wrote no such article. Why does Raul keep doing this?”

    I know, as I looked for it. But it’s easy to imagine now that such an article might be written, and that Jennifer Rubin would be the type of “journalist” that would write it.

    #112628
    citizenx
    Participant

    @Positive Dennis

    Jennifer Rubin wrote no such article.

    It’s called SATIRE.

    But surely with your keenly positive discernment faculties you realize everything Govt, MSM and Pharma Ads say is 100% truth ? Right ?

    psst, that’s another example of satire.

    #112629
    WES
    Participant

    So the WEF wants us to eat insects. This makes perfect sense. Just another way to kill us little people off since we can’t safely digress the toxic poisons in insects. Oh, Trudeau just opened an insect facility in London, Ontario.

    Trudeau is also trying to reduce future food supplies in Canada by 30% by reducing fertilizer use. . The better to kill us Canadians with. Canada is also taking the lead on digital currencies too. Your digital money will only allow you to buy insect food, not real food. Again all the better to kill you with!

    Trudeau is still enforcing deadly vaccine mandates in Canada.

    And you think Trudeau is out to kill you!

    #112630
    zerosum
    Participant

    Not your belly button

    Afghanistan – Thousands of Homes Damaged, 39 Lives Lost After More Flash Floods

    Further flooding in Afghanistan has affected parts of the east, south, south-east, and central regions of the country and caused more fatalities.

    Afghan Red Crescent workers and volunteers surveying families affected by recent floods in Gardez, capital of Paktia province, July 2022. Photo: Afghan Red Crescent
    Reports from the United Nations Office for the Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs (UNOCHA) say 39 people have now lost their lives in flooding in the country since 05 July. Nineteen people died in flooding in the country in late June.

    Since 07 July, flooding has affected the provinces of Uruzgan, Kandahar, Zabul, Paktia, Ghazni, Logar, Khost, Paktya, Nangarhar, Laghman, Kunar and Nuristan.

    UNOCHA said that from 05 to 11 July, flash floods have caused 39 fatalities across the provinces of Uruzgan (20), Ghazni (6), Nuristan (7), Paktia (3) and Zabul (3). Nine of those killed were children, including six in Ghazni and three in Paktia provinces. Fourteen people have been injured.

    The heavy rains have damaged or destroyed around 2,900 houses and disrupted livelihoods. Critical infrastructure such as roads and bridges have also been impacted.

    Furthermore, the heavy rains have also displaced two unexploded ordnances (UXOs) in several villages of Paktya province. Reportedly, the controlled explosions of the mines helped prevent further casualties. UNOCHA said the risk of unearthed explosives will increase as heavy rains continue.

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