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US On Verge Of Becoming Party To Ukrainian Conflict, Moscow Warns (RT)
US Has Doomed Europe To Hunger And Cold – Russia (RT)
Middle East States In Line For $1.3 Trillion Windfall From Extra Oil Revenues (G.)
Russia’s Energy Export Revenues Forecast To Soar (RT)
Ukrainians Criticize Zelenskyy Over Withholding Invasion Warnings (NM)
‘He Was Special’: The Story Of Zelenskiy Told By His Hometown (G.)
Activate Nord Stream 2 ASAP, Says Top German Politician (Pol.eu)
Nationalist Unit Executes 100 Fellow Ukrainian Troops – Russian MoD (RT)
From Nuland’s Dream to Nuland’s Nightmare (Batiushka)
Macron Calls Putin (RT)
Stranded Russian Turbine Offered Emotional Support (RT)
FBI Raid Targeted Docs Trump Collected To “Exonerate” Him From Russiagate (SN)
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Crimea was Russian since 1783. Before that, Turkish, Ottoman, Mongol, etc. Khrushchev handed it to the autonomous Soviet republic of Ukraine in 1954. But that was astill Russian (Soviet). Now Ukraine claims it was always theirs.

US On Verge Of Becoming Party To Ukrainian Conflict, Moscow Warns (RT)

Washington’s continued support for Kiev during Moscow’s military operation has put the US on the verge of becoming party to the Ukrainian conflict, Russia’s deputy Foreign Minister, Sergey Ryabkov has said. “We don’t want escalation. We’d like to avoid a situation, in which the US becomes a party to the conflict, but so far we don’t see any readiness of the other side to take these warnings seriously,” Ryabkov told Rossiya 1 TV channel on Friday. Moscow rejects Washington’s explanation, that providing Ukraine with weapons and other aid is justified by Kiev’s right to self-defense, he pointed out. “Excuse me, what kind of self-defense is it if they are already openly talking about the possibility of attacking targets deep in the Russian territory, in Crimea?” the deputy FM wondered.

According to Ryabkov, such statements are being made by the Ukrainian side “not just under the blind eye of the US and NATO, but with the encouragement of this kind of sentiment, approaches, plans and ideas directly from Washington,” Ryabkov insisted. “The ever more obvious and deeper involvement in Ukraine in terms of countering our military operation, in fact, puts this country, the US, on the verge of turning into a party to the conflict,”he reiterated. The US has been the strongest supporter of Kiev amid its conflict with Russia, providing Kiev with billions of dollars in military and financial aid, as well as intelligence data. Washington’s deliveries to the Ukrainian military have included such sophisticated hardware as HIMARS multiple rocket launchers, M777 howitzers and combat drones.

Reuters reported on Friday that US President Joe Biden is about to announce another lethal aid package for Kiev of around $800 million. An unnamed official from the Biden administration told Politico on Thursday that the White House had no problem with Ukraine attacking Crimea, which became part of Russia after a 2014 referendum staged in response to a violent coup. The US believes that Kiev can strike any target on its territory, and “Crimea is Ukraine,” the American official insisted.

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More or less the same info came in another RT article entitled “Germany at risk of deindustrialization. “..the bloc has “closed everything themselves.“

The Bloomberg graph shows Producer Price Index. Consumer Price Index is lagging, but sure to follow.

US Has Doomed Europe To Hunger And Cold – Russia (RT)

The United States has doomed the EU to hunger, cold and isolation by pressuring the bloc to cut its ties with Moscow, Russian State Duma Speaker Vyacheslav Volodin said on Friday. He wrote on Telegram that Washington would “stop at nothing to cling to its power over the world as it throws under the bus the citizens’ welfare and the economies of European countries to achieve this end.” He noted that natural gas in the US costs $333 per 1,000 cubic meters. “At the same time, Washington sells it to Europe for a price which is 7.3 [times] higher, rendering the EU economy uncompetitive,” he wrote, adding that the eurozone’s annual inflation rate had hit a record 8.9%.

Volodin said Europe had been hit by a heatwave that triggered huge problems in the agriculture sector, as well as an energy crisis which had seen prices soar six times in one year. The EU’s decision to phase out Russian energy supplies and cut economic ties with Moscow “have been made under Washington’s pressure,” the State Duma speaker claimed. “US policies in Europe are enforced by England that has left the EU high and dry, as well as by a number of countries that are sovereign in name only – Lithuania, Latvia, Estonia, Ukraine – with Poland, the Czech Republic and Finland joining this Russophobic coalition in the hopes of getting an American handout,” Volodin wrote.

His comments come as the EU is plagued by an energy crisis due to rising global prices. Earlier this month, the bloc approved a plan that would see its member states reduce gas consumption by 15% in a bid to tackle the crisis. Another factor that has exacerbated the energy crunch was the EU’s decision to wean itself off natural gas from Russia, as the bloc considers these supplies to be unreliable. However, President Vladimir Putin has rejected accusations that Moscow could cut off gas supplies to the EU, stating that Russian energy giant Gazprom is “ready to pump as much as necessary” but that the bloc has “closed everything themselves.”

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Yes, that’s your money.

Middle East States In Line For $1.3 Trillion Windfall From Extra Oil Revenues (G.)

Middle Eastern states are to land a $1.3tn (£1.09tn) windfall from extra oil revenues over the next four years, according to the International Monetary Fund. The IMF said on Friday it expected oil and gas exporters in the region, notably the Gulf states, to benefit from high prices and opportunities to ramp up their market share. The oil and gas sector is in flux following Russia’s invasion of Ukraine, which has upended markets and sent prices soaring. Russia has increased exports of oil to Asian nations, while Vladimir Putin’s tactic of limiting gas supplies into Europe has left countries seeking new supply sources. Jihad Azour, the IMF’s director for the Middle East and north Africa, told the Financial Times that countries in the Middle East could expect to receive $1.3tn more in cumulative revenues than was forecast before the invasion of Ukraine.

He said Gulf states needed to use the windfall to “invest in the future”a, including efforts to switch towards greener energy sources. It’s an important moment for them to … accelerate in sectors like technology [domestically] as this is something that will allow them to increase productivity, Azour said. “In addition, their investment strategy could benefit from the fact that asset prices have improved for new investors, and the capacity to increase their market share in certain areas are also opportunities.”

[..] The IMF predicted the Gulf Cooperation Council – which includes the United Arab Emirates, Saudi Arabia, Kuwait, Bahrain, Oman and Qatar – would collectively increase economic growth by 6.4% this year, from 2.7% growth last year. Last weekend, Saudi Arabia’s largely state-owned energy firm, Saudi Aramco, underscored the colossal profits made by gas- and oil-rich countries during the energy crisis by revealing profits in the three months to the end of June jumped 90% to $48bn.

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Defeating your opponent by making him rich. Must be a novel tactic.

Russia’s Energy Export Revenues Forecast To Soar (RT)

Russia will see a 38% year-on-year increase in energy earnings due to higher oil export volumes, coupled with rising natural gas prices, Reuters reported on Wednesday, citing a document from the German Economy Ministry. According to the report, the country’s revenues are expected to jump to $337.5 billion this year, which will help shore up the Russian economy in the face of Western sanctions. The document predicted that energy export earnings will ease to $255.8 billion next year, but will still be higher than the 2021 figure of $244.2 billion.


According to the forecast, the average gas export price will more than double this year to $730 per thousand cubic meters, before gradually falling until the end of 2025. The document pointed out that Moscow has started to gradually boost its oil production following the sanctions-related curbs and as a result of increased purchases by Asian buyers. Moscow has also improved its forecasts for output and exports until the end of 2025. Overall, the German Economy Ministry forecast cited by Reuters suggested that the Russian economy is coping well with the sanctions regime and will contract by less than expected.

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But even his critics say:

“Ukraine is winning because of our belief in the president and our armed forces..”

Where do they get their news from?

Ukrainians Criticize Zelenskyy Over Withholding Invasion Warnings (NM)

Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelenskyy is being criticized by some in his country after he said in an interview this week that he held back details of the United States’ warnings about Russia’s impending invasion because he feared people would flee the country and its economy would collapse. “Honestly, my hair stood on end when I read what [Zelenskyy] said about evacuation,” journalist Bogdan Butkevich wrote on his Facebook page, reports The Washington Post. “How can a person who has Mariupol, Bucha, and Kherson on his conscience say that an evacuation would have overwhelmed the country? He didn’t want to put the country on a military footing because he was afraid of losing power.”

Zelenskyy told The Post in an interview published Tuesday that had the information been shared, “then I would have been losing $7 billion a month since last October, and at the moment when the Russians did attack, they would have taken us in three days.” The Ukrainian president added that as Russian troops did not reach the country’s capital of Kyiv, he made the right decision. “We were as strong as we could be,” he said. “Some of our people left, but most of them stayed here; they fought for their homes. And as cynical as it may sound, those are the people who stopped everything.” sSome Ukrainians interpreted his comments to mean he’d chosen to protect the country’s economy rather than its people and lives could have been saved if the population was better prepared for war.

Sevgil Musaieva, the editor-in-chief of the Ukrainian news site Ukrainska Pravda, said on Facebook she was “personally offended” by Zelenskyy’s explanation, as she feels it questioned the intelligence of the people of her country. Kateryna Babkina, a Ukrainian author, said Zelenskyy’s failure to announce warnings, particularly to civilians in the most threatened areas of the country, is a “crime” and “not a glitch, not a mistake, not an unfortunate misunderstanding, not a strategic miscalculation.” One woman, asking to be identified as just “Oksana” told The Post it would be dangerous at this point to speak out against Zelenskyy, but said after the war there are “questions that need answers.” “Ukraine is winning because of our belief in the president and our armed forces, so I’m ready to wait for the explanation until after we win the war,” she said.

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Pricesless. The Guardian has dispatched Luke Harding to Ukraine, where he can write puff pieces about Zelensky, just as the latter is running on his last legs.

‘He Was Special’: The Story Of Zelenskiy Told By His Hometown (G.)

“Volodymyr Zelenskiy was special. He was bright, hard-working and wanted to be the best of the best,” Andrii Shaikan, rector of the state university in Zelenskiy’s home town of Kryvyi Rih, told the Guardian. In the mid-1990s, Shaikan was at the university himself, in the year above Zelenskiy. The president’s father, Oleksandr, is a well-known academic and heads its department of informatics and applied software. Zelenskiy’s mother, Rymma, is an engineer. Both parents are Jewish. Like his friends and neighbours, Zelenskiy grew up speaking Russian.Shaikan said Zelenskiy Sr had hoped his son, who read law, may go into academia. Instead, the future president developed a taste for show business, taking part in sketches and comedy competitions.

His home was in one of the city’s middle-class districts. Back then, Kryvyi Rih was known for its criminal associations. Young men who returned from the Soviet war in Afghanistan drifted into lives of crime and drug dealing. “As a teenager, Volodymyr had two alternatives: he could succeed, or he could become a member of a criminal gang,” Shaikan recalled. He added: “We watched Volodymyr realise himself step by step. He has great leadership skills and is quick at solving problems. He makes instant decisions. And it’s very difficult to influence him.” The rector said he was not a fan of Zelenskiy’s “mass culture” TV shows including Servant of the People and preferred his live standup acts.

The rector voted for him in Ukraine’s 2019 presidential election, which Zelenskiy won by a landslide. “We knew his environment and family roots,” he said. One influence, Shaikan said, was Zelenskiy’s grandfather who worked in the USSR as a criminal detective. “Volodymyr was interested in the law. He wanted to take after his grandfather,” the rector said. In an interview with CNN, Zelenskiy revealed that his grandfather Semyon had fought in the Red Army, reaching the rank of colonel. Semyon’s father and three brothers perished in the Holocaust. The Germans murdered Zelenskiy’s great-grandparents when they burned down their village. His tragic family history makes ridiculous the Kremlin’s claim that Zelenskiy is a fascist.

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“Getting “gas from Nord Stream 2 is no more immoral than from Nord Stream 1. It’s just a different pipe..”

Activate Nord Stream 2 ASAP, Says Top German Politician (Pol.eu)

Germany should allow the blocked Nord Stream 2 pipeline to begin pumping Russian natural gas so “people do not have to freeze in winter and that our industry does not suffer serious damage,” Wolfgang Kubicki, vice president of the German parliament, said Friday. His comments prompted a fierce response from Kyiv, where Foreign Minister Dmytro Kuleba said “addiction to Russian gas kills.” The pipeline is completed, but Berlin in late February refused to allow it to go online in reaction to Russia’s invasion of Ukraine. Kubicki, a member of Finance Minister Christian Lindner’s Free Democrats (FDP), called for activating the pipeline “as soon as possible” to fill gas storages ahead of winter. He said there is “no sound reason not to open Nord Stream 2,” because Germany is already getting gas through the older Russia-to-Germany Nord Stream pipeline.


Getting “gas from Nord Stream 2 is no more immoral than from Nord Stream 1. It’s just a different pipe,” he said. Imports via Nord Stream recently fell to just 20 percent of capacity, a drop Russia’s Gazprom blamed on the delayed return of a gas turbine but which German and EU officials say is politically motivated. Kubicki said opening Nord Stream 2 would test whether Russian President Vladimir Putin is willing to increase gas shipments to Germany. The Russian leader last month said: “We still have one ready route — that is Nord Stream 2. We can put that into operation.” Several FDP members criticized Kubicki’s remarks. “Nord Stream 2 is dead,” said Marie-Agnes Strack Zimmermann, an FDP lawmaker who chairs the Bundestag’s defense committee.

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”fighters from the neo-Nazi “Kraken” regiment “demonstratively executed 100 servicemen of the 58th motorized infantry brigade who abandoned their positions” near Udy..”

Nationalist Unit Executes 100 Fellow Ukrainian Troops – Russian MoD (RT)

Some 100 Ukrainian soldiers have been executed by nationalist fighters from the “Kraken” regiment for abandoning their positions, Russia’s Ministry of Defense claimed in a daily briefing on Friday. After Russian forces carried out an assault on Ukraine’s 58th motorized infantry brigade on August 14 near the settlement of Udy in the Kharkov region, the remnants of the formation fled their positions and retreated, ministry spokesman Major General Igor Konashenkov said. In order to “suppress panic and intimidate the personnel of the Armed forces of Ukraine,”fighters from the neo-Nazi “Kraken” regiment “demonstratively executed 100 servicemen of the 58th motorized infantry brigade who abandoned their positions” near Udy, the official said.

The “Kraken” regiment describes itself as a special reconnaissance and sabotage unit under the Ukrainian Ministry of Defense, operating separately from the Armed Forces. Moscow considers it to be an offshoot of the notorious neo-Nazi “Azov” regiment which suffered a crushing defeat in the city of Mariupol back in May. Russia’s Defense Ministry has accused the battalion of committing several war crimes since the beginning of the conflict, and believes it to be responsible for brutally mistreating Russian POWs.

While there is no information on how many fighters the “Kraken” regiment has, some estimates suggest it is about 1,800 soldiers strong, most of whom are Azov veterans and volunteers. Over the course of Russia’s military operation in Ukraine, the Ministry of Defense has regularly reported the elimination of hundreds of fighters from the “Kraken” regiment as well as from other nationalist divisions. In its Friday update, Russia’s MoD reported destroying temporary deployment points of the “Azov” and “Aidar” formations near the city of Soledar in the Donetsk People’s Republic, and claimed to have eliminated over 50 neo-Nazi fighters as well as 12 units of military equipment.

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“..You don’t want Europe, Mrs Kagan? Well, Europe doesn’t want you.”

From Nuland’s Dream to Nuland’s Nightmare (Batiushka)

In June 1944 the USA began its occupation of Continental Europe (Its occupation of the UK by 2 million US troops had already begun in 1942). The US occupation meant that World War II never really finished and neither therefore did its denazification. For only the local brutal German form of the Western ideology of Nazism ended, not its far more cunning, subtle, insidious and triumphant Anglo-American form, which was everywhere imposed, by political, economic and soft (Hollywood; Levis; Disney; MacDonalds; Lady Gaga etc) power, after the eradication of the German form. Indeed, in 1945 most German Nazis converted overnight to the Anglo-American form. Therefore, ending World War II today means deamericanising Europe, which means deNATOising it, that is, demilitarising it. This will provide the subsequent opportunity for Europe to retrieve its natural, geographical, social, political and economic historic destiny – as the north-western peninsula of Eurasia, which it can then at last reintegrate, protected and supplied by Russia.

The same revolutionary right of self-determination as in the Crimea could be spread from the deamericanised, that is, demilitarised and denazified, Ukraine all over Europe. Here is the transfiguration of Europe. Within Europe, the EU would collapse like the house of cards it is, if its peoples had for the first time in history the freedom by referendum to choose their country. Their model would be the Crimea in 2014, where people at last received the freedom to choose which country they actually wanted to belong to. Then Catalonia could be freed from Spain. Corsica could be freed from France. Minorities on borders everywhere could by popular vote return to the country they wish to belong to, the borders being adjusted accordingly. The three tiny and racist EU Baltic States, today depopulated, deindustrialised and in a suicidal state of Nazism and which are now about to ban Russian speech in public places, would surely become Russian protectorates like the future Kyiv Protectorate.

If freedom came to the Non-EU countries, the UK would collapse just like the EU and the four peoples of the British Isles and Ireland would at last have the freedom to sort out their affairs in an equitable manner. Moldova could remain an independent country, if its people decided so by referendum. And justice could be reached for the mainly Non-EU countries of ex-Yugoslavia and Albania. So many wrongs could be righted, if freedom came through deamericanisation. Here is Nuland’s Nightmare – the survival, and not the destruction, of Europe. You don’t want Europe, Mrs Kagan? Well, Europe doesn’t want you. Go back to America, Mrs Kagan, and sort out the disastrous state of affairs there. Only when you and your sort have gone, will Europe be transfigured.

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First time in three months.

Macron Calls Putin (RT)

Russian President Vladimir Putin and his French counterpart Emmanuel Macron have had their first phone call in almost three months to discuss the Ukraine conflict and nuclear security in the area of Zaporozhye, the Kremlin said on Friday. The call was initiated by the French side and saw the two leaders discuss “various aspects of the situation around Ukraine,” according to the Kremlin’s readout. Putin emphasized that “the systematic shelling of the territory of the Zaporozhye nuclear power plant by the Ukrainian military poses a danger of a large-scale disaster that could lead to radiation spillover onto a large territory,” Moscow said. The two leaders agreed that a mission under the auspices of the International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA) should be dispatched to the NPP “as soon as possible” in order to assess the situation on site.

“The Russian side confirmed it’s ready to provide the Agency’s inspectors with all the necessary assistance,” the Kremlin said. According to the Elysee Palace, Putin agreed that the IAEA mission to Zaporozhye NPP would be dispatched on the terms already arranged by Ukraine and the United Nations. This would mean that the IAEA delegation might travel via the territory currently controlled by Kiev’s forces. Previously, Moscow insisted that such a mission could arrive only via Russian-controlled territory. The two sides will address this issue again in the coming days, after technical teams discuss the matter in detail, the Elysee said.

According to the Kremlin, Putin once again invited international experts to visit a detention facility in Yelenovka, in the Donetsk People’s Republic. An artillery attack on the prison, which Moscow says was carried out by Kiev’s forces, killed 50 Ukrainian POWs and injured dozens more last month. Putin also informed his French counterpart on the implementation of the deal for Ukrainian grain exports via the Black Sea. This agreement, which was brokered by the UN and Turkey, is also supposed to allow Russia to deliver fertilizers and food products to the global markets. However, the Kremlin noted, “obstacles for the Russian grain [export] persist,” which continues to have an adverse effect on global food security.

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“Should I Stay Or Should I Go?”

Stranded Russian Turbine Offered Emotional Support (RT)

Siemens Energy has offered to create a playlist on the Spotify streaming platform for the Nord Stream gas turbine, which is stuck in Germany with international sanctions preventing its return to Russia. “Our famous turbine is still not where it should be. It stands alone on our site in Mülheim an der Ruhr. Let’s do the poor thing a favor and create a Spotify playlist,” the company tweeted on Wednesday, proposing to start with the song ‘So Lonely’ by The Police. Social media users responded to the call with The Clash’s ‘Should I Stay or Go?’ quoting one of its verses: “If I go there will be trouble. And if I stay it will be double. So ya gotta let me know Should I stay or should I go?”

Among the other proposals were Queen’s ‘I want to break free,’ and ‘Life’s a Gas’ by T. Rex, as well as Limahl’s ‘Never Ending Story’. Twitter users suggested that the playlist should include ‘Tired of Being Alone’, ‘Enjoy the Silence’ by Depeche Mode and ‘Lemon Tree’ by Fools Garden. Russia’s Gazprom has also joined in, advising Siemens to include the track ‘Breaking the Law’ by Judas Priest. The Nord Stream 1 gas turbine has become the focus of an energy row between Russia and Germany, after having undergone maintenance in Canada. It was meant to be transported to the pipeline’s compressor station in Russia back in May, so the gas flow to EU could be maintained at full capacity.

However, after weeks of delay in Canada over Ottawa’s refusal to return the critical part due to its sanctions on Moscow, it is now stuck in Germany. Russian energy major Gazprom has insisted that Western sanctions are hindering the return of the turbine from Germany and threaten future equipment maintenance at the Nord Stream 1 pipeline. According to the company, the paperwork for the part’s return is not in order, as it was issued by Siemens Energy and not the firm that is contracted by Gazprom. s

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“Senator Rand Paul stated that “the burden is on the FBI to justify this raid.”

FBI Raid Targeted Docs Trump Collected To “Exonerate” Him From Russiagate (SN)

A report in Newsweek citing U.S. intelligence officials has claimed that one of the main purposes of the FBI’s raid on Mar-a-Lago was to find documents that President Trump had collected and intended to use as proof to put to bed once and for all the Russian collusion conspiracy theory. The report states that Trump intended to “weaponise” the documents as part of his campaign for 2024. The article notes that “The sought-after documents deal with a variety of intelligence matters of interest to the former president, the officials suggest—including material that Trump apparently thought would exonerate him of any claims of Russian collusion in 2016 or any other election-related charges.”

The piece also quotes a former Trump official who states that “Trump was particularly interested in matters related to the Russia hoax and the wrong-doings of the deep state.” “I think he felt, and I agree, that these are facts that the American people need to know,” the anonymous former aide added. This development comes as a Florida federal magistrate is scheduled to hold a hearing on whether or not to unseal the probable cause affidavit for the raid. Commenting on the ongoing matter, Senator Rand Paul stated that “the burden is on the FBI to justify this raid.” In a Fox News appearance, Paul said “This is extraordinary. This is also the same FBI that used a foreign intelligence warrant to snoop on and spy on the Trump campaign to investigate them for over two years.

“So I think the burden really is on the FBI. They’ve been wrong in the past. They’ve broken the law in using these foreign intelligence warrants. Now they used a domestic warrant, but I do think they need to release the justification for this, because this is extraordinary.” The Senator further urged “We should not lose sight of the fact this has never, ever happened before for good reason, because we need to have confidence in the FBI. We need to have confidence in our intelligence agencies that they’re there to protect us and not to go after people for political purposes. So the burden is on them to prove that this is not a politically motivated witch hunt.”

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“They lied about their roles in the nefarious origins of SARS CoV-2. They conjured up — already had waiting, actually — dangerous genetic treatments masquerading as “vaccines” and then they faked the safety trials to rush them into use. They denied people proper, effective treatments with inexpensive drugs and killed them with ventilators and remdesivir — solely to maintain a fraudulent emergency use authorization (EUA) that shielded “vaccine” companies from lawsuits. ”

The Meaning of Incredible (Jim Kunstler)

The CDC seems to think nobody will notice its crimes, and the crimes of its sister agencies, FDA, NIAID, NIH, (and the White House Task Force) if it strolls jauntily into the fall season whistling a happy a tune: Nevermind Covid anymore, la la la…. Did I say crimes? Yes, I did. As in gross violations of the law and the basic social contract. They lied about their roles in the nefarious origins of SARS CoV-2. They conjured up — already had waiting, actually — dangerous genetic treatments masquerading as “vaccines” and then they faked the safety trials to rush them into use. They denied people proper, effective treatments with inexpensive drugs and killed them with ventilators and remdesivir — solely to maintain a fraudulent emergency use authorization (EUA) that shielded “vaccine” companies from lawsuits.

Once the “vaccines’ were widely distributed — and forced upon many people with mandates — they confabulated and hid information about adverse reactions and deaths. They destroyed countless small businesses, livelihoods, households, and hindered children’s development with lockdowns. And they used both social and news media to censor their critics in direct violation of the first amendment. That’s all. Oh, one more thing: they destroyed modern medicine. They will probably assist in the destruction of law, too, because the legal system will never be able to handle the volume of lawsuits against all parties involved in the Covid “vaccine” mass slaughter — including the corporations that forced their employees to get vaxxed and the pharma companies themselves, who will lose their EUA protections once their fraud is proven.

And they will hasten the death of an already ailing financial system that can’t bear the wealth transfers implied in the foregoing (on top of the worst debt crisis in human history). You think I exaggerate? We’re sailing into the flu season with millions of people whose immune systems are wrecked by multiple shots of mRNA novelty drugs. They are also susceptible to many viruses and bacteria which normally lurk in everybody’s bodily ecosystem, but would be controlled by otherwise healthy immune systems. Likewise, their hacked immune systems are no longer able to suppress cancers — many forms of which are already way up above normal statistical levels. Not to mention damage done to cardiovascular systems by spike proteins, which linger in human bodies for more than a year after “vaccine” shots, as well as neurological and brain damage.

Former Wall Street analyst Edward Dowd said yesterday (Aug 18) that a Society of Actuaries report just made public shows that a 20 percent uptick in excess deaths among working age people, which began with vaxx mandates in the fall of 2021, continued into the second quarter of 2022. Actuaries are the people who compile and analyze statistics for insurance companies.

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    Today’s stellar quotes:

    VoteforMurder
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    One of the Four Horsemen of Atheism, demonstrating why you need a moral code, and why it seems only religion provides one. Reading his wiki page, he is an acolyte of religion; just that the religion is Science and logic. It’s logical to defeat your enemies by holding their children’s corpses in your basement, but it is not moral. Because the morality doesn’t arise from anywhere, it isn’t attached to anything.

    Sad subject, tho, for us as well as him. Relative morality means “Whatever I like, whatever works for me” and woe to anyone who gets in their way! Fires of the Inquisition!

    “Let this be the whole of the law: do what thou wilt.” – Crowley. One of history’s most upstanding men.

    “US Has Doomed Europe to Hunger and Cold – Russia (RT)”

    Everything’s in a holding pattern with the same distractions. What are we not seeing? Where are the troops amassing, both the real tanks, and inflatable ones? Waiting September election in Italy? The Market? China is already embargoing and softening up Taiwan for real invasion?

    “Middle East States in Line For $1.3 Trillion Windfall from Extra Oil Revenues (G.)”

    Like the stock market the “Money” or “Claims on real goods” are transferred. So the wealth has been transferred from the West to the Global South, with the West’s express permission and indeed fierce, determined action.

    ““Ukraine is winning because of our belief”

    The Ego is all. If I believe it, if it exists in my mind, it is reality. Convincing someone of a lie is the same as it being true.

    This is why as yesterday, this is “Mass Formation PSYCHOSIS”, the short version of which is “Mass Formation”. Don’t drop the “Psychosis”, if we’re talking about making clovis points or the Enlightenment, it’s not the same thing. Psychosis means “You’ve lost your mind.” You have little to no contact with objective reality.

    “Volodymyr Zelenskiy was special. He was bright, hard-working and wanted to be the best”

    I’m sure this is true. I like Zelensky. However, he’s over his head and has no backbone and no moral compass. He’s a weak man, a comedian and actor, not a strong man, a soldier or farmer and statesman. So he was picked up and placed by savage, mass murdering billionaire Ukraine is run by and they will quite literally kill him, his family, and everyone he knows if he doesn’t obey exactly and play his part. Above them the U.S. will murder him, his family, and everyone he knows if Kolomoisky doesn’t. Do YOU want to sit in that chair?

    However, I would do the expected, gather force on the side, and double-cross the guys above me for the good of my country even if it kills everyone, just because I’m that sort of farmer, soldier, statesman kind of guy. And that’s why they picked him and not me.

    “Ukraine’s 2019 presidential election, which Zelenskiy won by a landslide.”

    In which, like Bush and Obama, promised peace and reconciliation. Justice and to root out corruption. And like Bush, Obama, Clinton, Bush, Reagan, Carter, and Nixon, he was lying.

    “”Kraken” regiment has, some estimates suggest it is about 1,800 soldiers strong”

    The origin of the word “Decimate.” In Rome, if you left your post, they drew straws and 1 in 10 Roman Soldiers would be killed on the spot as punishment. Not sure how this works as you have 10% less soldiers every round, and the ones you killed are battle-experienced. But hey, I’m on the American plan with a volunteer army so what do I know?

    Video: yes this is what being illogical feels like. If you do the common thing which makes no sense you’re a racist, and if you do the uncommon thing which makes no sense you’re a racist. Conclusion: You were born, therefore you are a racist! Welcome to America, little buddy!

    (Spoiler alert: this is the plot to “White Fragility”. If you are White and born in Africa or Korea, you are a racist. Why? Melanin. That’s how people who are not racist and anti-racist think. Don’t you want to join? What if I told you all you had to do was accuse somebody and could then take all their stuff? Want to join now? As demonstrated by Robespierre, Extortion is the highest moral good! …In #Oppositeland.)

    #113821
    V. Arnold
    Participant

    Pablo Picasso Man with ice cream cone 1938

    Now that’s an amazing Picasso; love the colors; the crazyness; and the lick…

    The best video

    Living in an Asian (SE) culture, I can fully appreciate that video; typical western ignorance and insensitivity towards everything not western…fuck all……..I’m done…

    #113822
    redshift
    Participant

    Moral codes are invented by men, whether in religious context or not, and are based on experience of what leads to a healthy and stable society.

    Just because Sam Harris has no morals, doesn’t mean atheism leads to lack of morals. Maybe they’re even stronger. How do I know you religious people actually have morals and are not simply afraid to disobey God?

    #113823
    Fattigmann
    Participant

    @redshift Your thinking is shallow. “What leads to a healthy and stable society’ is discovered, not invented by men. Moral codes are discovered, not invented by men. Basic concepts of right and wrong energize and direct human activities; electricity is discovered, not invented. Now, moral absolutes can never be fully known by finited creatures, just like the concept of infinity itself can never be known; yet we all recognize that infinity exists as a concept. The same applies to morals. Together we must agree upon objective right and wrong; by even discussing morals we admit of their objective potential. These concepts are the bedrock of Western civilization since Plato on through the early Christian fathers (the best of whom were Platonists). Harris is suffers the Atheist’s logical fallacy: “I’m right in saying there’s no such thing as right.”

    #113829
    zerosum
    Participant

    Being a boss of a piss pond is better than not being a boss of anything.
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    fact check
    Inspectors report for prison attack – nil
    Inspectors report for nuclear security – nil
    Inspector report for humanitarian food shipment for staving people – nil
    Inspector report for Russian export – nil
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    a volunteer in a volunteer army cannot quit being in a volunteer army

    #113831
    phoenixvoice
    Participant

    @ dr d
    Matthias Desmet very specifically does not call the Covid madness “mass formation psychosis” — the studied scholar calls the phenomenon “mass formation” and applies the term to negatively, neutrally, and positively charged events.

    I believe it was Dr. Robert Malone who appended “psychosis” to the term. I hold Dr. Malone in very high regard, however, psychology is not his area of expertise. The term “mass formation psychosis” — while an apt description of the Covid lunacy — is a type of “pop psychology” shorthand. It sticks because, by itself, the term “mass formation” is not descriptive enough for lay people to grasp what is being described. We understand a “psychosis” to be a mental break with reality.

    However, in my post yesterday, it was appropriate to use the term “mass formation” as a description of one way that an idea can quickly permeate a human society, changing minds and behaviors without coercion, without infringing on personal liberty. It could even be said that the current Western paradigm of considering the earth something that humankind should exploit and tame is actually a psychosis — humanity’s delusion of grandeur — because, in actuality, we are beings still dependent upon earth’s biosphere for oxygen, gravity, water, etc., and cannot healthily sustain ourselves for long periods of time without these provisions from our planet. If the idea that we are dependent upon the earth — or, at the very least, existing interdependently with the earth — were to permeate the minds of humanity, this could be seen as a lifting of the current psychosis, the belief that we are independent from the natural world.

    #113832
    phoenixvoice
    Participant

    Regarding moral codes:
    I was raised Mormon. At about age 31 I realized that Joseph Smith, the founder of the LDS faith, was basically just a charismatic guy that created a religion so that he could sleep around with other men’s wives and young women. I came from a devout LDS family and had been devout all my life. Needless to say, this shook me profoundly.

    Morally, something interesting happened. I had, up until that point, lived according to a moral code that many would find a bit extreme — no alcohol, no tobacco, no caffeine, no shopping on Sundays (except in true emergencies,) attend church service EVERY Sunday (unless sick or traveling,) 10% gross earnings donated to the Church, wear fancy, long-ish underwear under my clothes, no sleeveless, low-cut blouses, nor “short-shorts,” no two-piece bathing suits, no sex out of marriage. I immediately found myself dropping this moral code. (I love wearing tank tops! Yeah!) And then I found out something curious.

    All of those years that I had grown up Mormon, interacting with the people and culture of the rest of the world, I had developed a deeper, more fundamental moral code than the one imposed by the religion. When I was a practicing Mormon, I had a double-standard — the moral code that I applied to myself and other “active” Mormons, and the moral code by which I judged the rest of the world, that had developed jointly from my upbringing and my life experience. When I ceased to believe in the LDS faith that second moral code —applied to “non-Mormons” — I discovered WAS my intrinsic moral code. I have used it ever since. Within six months I was, essentially, an atheist — I do not believe in any sort of humanoid, parental, god-creature. But that moral code has remained and is my compass.

    #113835
    citizenx
    Participant

    USA Murder Inc

    “We tortured some folks” Mr hope and Change Obama

    Today’s Expert panel ruminates on the Nature of Violence, how to be a compliant, obedient and cowardly citizen. Sponsored by Pfizer, the WEF, the MIC, the Bill and Melinda Gates foundation, and Epstein Island Fantasy Vacations.

    Obey Citizen, your cowardice is courage.
    War is Peace and you will be violently subjugated for the greater good of ignorance. Pass it On-
    #whyresist #cowardlycourage

    #113836
    Susmarie108
    Participant

    @phoenix – have appreciated your recent posts. I love how you take time to interpret life’s lessons – and that you share your experiences. You are an inspiration!

    On moral codes:

    My moral code was developed through connection to my inner voice/my conscience in tandem with life experience. The conscience is a great gift, it offers insight and opens a portal to higher consciousness. We suffer the consequences of not listening.

    One recent example of the power of my conscience came during Covid. The KNOWING came to me in the space/place deep within…the message – NO VAXX. I listened.

    LOVE to All.

    .

    #113837
    Farmer McGregor
    Participant

    @redshift: “How do I know you religious people actually have morals and are not simply afraid to disobey God?

    “The fear (respect, reverence) of the Lord is the beginning of wisdom”
    from the ancient book of Proverbs in the Jewish bible (the Old Testament), parenthetical added.

    Being of afraid of God is a good thing. Very good.

    #113838
    Afewknowthetruth
    Participant

    phoenixvoice

    ‘If the idea that we are dependent upon the earth — or, at the very least, existing interdependently with the earth — were to permeate the minds of humanity, this could be seen as a lifting of the current psychosis, the belief that we are independent from the natural world.’

    It is the job of governments and the mainstream media to stamp out such thinking! And they will lie incessantly to adhere to that agenda.

    So it will be the collapse of the credibility of governments -in particular the NATOstan governments- that will allow people trapped in ‘the Matrix; to start living with a modicum of sanity. That, and the collapse of the consumer society -coming soon- that currently keeps them supplied with “Kills 99% of all known germs” products, cosmetics, hair conditioner, convenience ‘foods’, plastic clothing etc.

    That is where the deNaxification of Ukraine by Russia plays such an important, along with the counterproductive policies foisted on the masses by the saboteurs that comprise NATOstan governments. Progress is slow mainly because the ground being fought over and then liberated is littered with mines

    On the matter of the deNazification of Ukraine, the Military Summary channel informs us of a ‘rebirth of Russia’ as far as the Special Military Operation goes: it’s difficult to keep up with the losses of cannon fodder sent to the front line by the UK/US directors of the Ukrainian forces but it seems to be of the order of 1000 humans per day and of the order of 30 amoured vehicles per day.

    There is rumour of the Ukrainians fighting back in ways only ‘honourable’ nations would: use of supposedly banned (we pretend not to make them and pretend not to use them) antipersonnel weapons against civilians, chemical attacks, biological attacks, shelling nuclear facilities etc.

    We know it’s a dirty game that the bankers and corporations play. It always has been.

    #113839
    redshift
    Participant

    @Fattigmann you’re nitpicking on semantics. Just replace ‘invented’ by ‘discovered’ in my sentence then. That’s what I meant, morals were discovered from experience on what works and what does not work well for the community.

    Dr. D said “… and why it seems only religion provides one”, that’s the point I was disputing.

    #113840
    Veracious Poet
    Participant

    #113841
    aspnaz
    Participant

    v. Arnold said

    Living in an Asian (SE) culture, I can fully appreciate that video; typical western ignorance and insensitivity towards everything not western…fuck all……..I’m done…

    There are plenty of white people living in Asia who get pissed off with the locals because they do not practice British manners. You choose to live in a foreign culture but expect the people to “behave”?

    Friday evening we had met some friends and were standing outside a restaurant, as were other groups of people, when this white guy walks up to us, he obviously is wanting to walk along the stretch of pavement that we were occupying. He stopped short of us, looked at me with the clear message “move out of my way and let me pass” and when I did nothing – I am in Taiwan, so Taiwan rules apply and everybody else in the group is Taiwanese – he rolled his eyes and tutted then pushed his way through in standard Chinese fashion.

    Then you hear all the white people complain about people not keeping their dogs on leads, how they drive so badly etc etc …. you sometimes wonder why these people chose Asia as home, maybe they didn’t, maybe they were thrown out of their home countries for being so grumpy.

    #113842
    D Benton Smith
    Participant

    Sam Harris has long been the high-profile spokesman for atheism, , A.I. and other materialistic sophistry, but even so I was shocked and amazed. And there wasn’t really any good motive for even doing it! No one advised or led him to metaphorically blow his own shit-for-brains out to the entire Internet and beyond. He just up and disencephalated himself voluntarily. It’s amazing what hubris can do.

    Harris is so full of himself and little else that he apparently believed . . . with supreme confidence . . . that he could get away with blurting out to the world the despicably monstrous and insane fallacies that underpin the pseudo intellectual drivel that he spouts for a living. . . . and not be called out and rightfully condemned for it. I bet he expected instead to be praised by his equally insane friends for that truly shocking admission of their total disregard for the value of human life..

    Bye bye, Sam. I think it’s safe to leave the sun screen at home for your next trip.

    #113843
    SeaBirds
    Participant

    Germany

    Scholz-doesn-t-know-what-to-do-with-turbine

    Scholz looks worriedly and helplessly at his gas turbine, as if it’s miraculously going to take flight, while his great country goes rapidly down the toilet.

    Latest report from our friend in Munich:

    “…things have changed a lot through the pandemic, I fear that our best years are over. There are new rules all the time and according to the announcements of our politicians the next autumn/winter will be even worse than the last one. People are mostly in a bad mood and are getting more and more aggressive. I don’t recognize Munich anymore, And there is the war in Ukraine going on, do they really have a chance to win against Russia? Where will it end? What’s the purpose behind all this?”

    New Zealand

    https://www.nzherald.co.nz/nz/fit-and-healthy-kiwis-dying-unexpectedly-from-mysterious-adult-condition/VMXBS635OC7OBC4MKJPKSMY3T4/

    “Every year, otherwise healthy New Zealanders drop dead with no warning. Researches (sic) hope new funding will prevent more deaths…”
    “While her death is being investigated by the Coroner, …the cause was suspected to be sudden arrhythmic death syndrome (SADS), also known as sudden adult death syndrome.
    SADS is an umbrella term used to describe deaths of otherwise healthy people, usually under 40, after their heart stops beating, due to an, often undiagnosed, genetic instability of the heart.”

    You would think that more people could spot the lie. But no, don’t underestimate the power of the psyop.

    Meanwhile our brainwashed family and acquaintances see us as curiosities – unvaxxed, uninfected, old and still not dead.

    @V.Arnold

    Good to see you at the top of the comments again. You seem to have appreciated today’s Picasso 😉 Damn sure it’ll give me nightmares tonight 🙄

    Russia

    Putin-talks-to-Macron

    Disturbing for those of us who try to read people and happen to admire Putin. Maybe there’s some despair in that look.
    A guy with the weight of the world on his shoulders, trying to stop a conflagration in Europe, trying to talk sense with people who believe “collateral damage” is just a side show. And yeah we remember who famously coined that phrase.


    @Afewknowthetruth

    Top post. Hope your weather is better down there in the south. Beautiful day today here at the other end of the country after all the “stormy weather”

    #113844
    V. Arnold
    Participant

    aspnaz #113841

    There are plenty of white people living in Asia who get pissed off with the locals because they do not practice British manners. You choose to live in a foreign culture but expect the people to “behave”?

    I do not “expect anything” of the farang here in Thailand; which is precisely why I live in an area with no other farang (white westerners)…
    I love Thai culture and it’s people, and have zero problem with the mores and norms…

    #113845
    V. Arnold
    Participant

    SeaBirds #113843
    Good to see you at the top of the comments again. You seem to have appreciated today’s Picasso 😉 Damn sure it’ll give me nightmares tonight 🙄

    LOL…and thanks; how kind of you to say…

    As an aside: Farang (white westerner) is not a perjorative term, regardless of what many westerners choose to believe…

    #113846
    Afewknowthetruth
    Participant

    SeaBirds

    Dare I say it? We have had excellent weather here in North Canterbury over the past week. Mild, a few damp spells, and little wind. Those ‘big hills’ to the west and north of us knock the stuffing out of most storms headed from those directions. And cause the torrents of rain to fall in the usual places.

    Warm nor’westerlies are great in winter-spring, but can be a hazard in the summer, when ground moisture can disappear in a matter of a day.

    #113854
    John Day
    Participant

    “Mango Man With Lemon Lime Ice Cream Cone”

    There, fixed it for you, Picasso.
    I’ll have to catch up tomorrow.
    Bedtime, now.

    That dude , Sam Harris said just the right mouthfull, didn’t he?

    #113855
    Afewknowthetruth
    Participant

    I must thank RIM for all the work he does putting together daily updates of the clusterfuck we are in.

    I have only watched a portion of the Canadian film, but what I have watched is excellent, and clearly demonstrates conspiracy in high places…or should I say in sewers?.

    #113856
    WES
    Participant

    It seems like the worst the war goes for the Ukraine, the more unbelievable and unreal the news out of the Ukraine is becoming. Just like the news in Germany as the tide of the war turned against Germany in WW2. Reality is hard to swallow for the woke folks.

    Ukrainian nazis executing their own soldiers can not forestall reality.

    A Donbas military leader has claimed the Ukrainians have suffered 200,000 dead and 300.000 wounded. The war is almost 6 months old or 180 days. It is possible these figures are in the ball park. But who knows? The Russians are not talking and the Ukrainians are lying.

    Their is no freedom left in the Ukraine for Ukrainians. I have noticed that more Ukrainians seeking to escape to freedom, instead of heading west, are now instead heading to Russia. They say they are going to rescue grandma in Russian held territory and bring her back to the Ukraine. But their cars are loaded up with everything they own.

    #113857
    Afewknowthetruth
    Participant

    WES

    There are certainly precedents for military forces executing their own soldiers. The French did after the Battle of Verdun, when soldiers refused to fight any more after enormous casualties (don’t quote me but of the order of 600,000) and declared: “We are not sheep to be sent for slaughter!”

    “Yes you are,” said the generals, who then made an example of the ringleaders as a deterrent to others.

    Russia doesn’t say a lot because they do not want to give any hints as to what is going on or what they plan to do. But when they do speak, it is wise to listen and heed the message.

    According to some sources, Russia has masses of equipment and specialist fighters but is short of foot soldiers.

    As people desert and run eastwards, they are offered the opportunity to ‘get even’ with their previous oppressors, and large numbers of battalions are being formed from people who would rather fight for ‘an evil dictator hell bent on taking over the world’ than for ‘f’reedom and democracy’.

    Just a reminder: “Oceania is at war with Eurasia. Oceania has always been at war with Eurasia.” -Eric Blair (Orwell)

    #113858
    DarkMatter
    Participant
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    Anonymous
    Inactive

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    Anonymous
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