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Felix Vallotton Verdun 1917

 

An Ill Wind (Jim Kunstler)
UK Facing ‘National Disaster’ – London Mayor (RT)
Power Costs In Germany Hit Historic Highs (RT)
Ruling German Party Split On Ukraine (RT)
EU Nation Bulgaria Wants To Resume Buying Russian Gas (RT)
It’s Time To Worry About Greece Again (R.)
Zaporizhzhia: World Narrowly Avoided Radiation Accident – Zelensky (BBC)
Only One In Three UN Members Back Ukraine’s New Anti-Russia Resolution (RT)
Americans To Get Medals For Ukraine (RT)
Not Even Pope Francis Is Safe From Kiev’s Wrath (Robert Bridge)
Moderna Sues Pfizer And BioNTech Over Coronavirus Vaccine (G.)
WaPo And WSJ Slam Biden Student Loan Handout (ZH)
Student Loan Cancellation Latest In Long Line Of Biden Legal Overreaches (JTN)
Stakeholder Interests Within FBI Affidavit Justifying Raid on Trump (CTH)
Dramatic Timeline of Political Corruption Within the FBI (CTH)

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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“The regime that has turned our world inside out in its Satanic pursuit of comfort and power will be stripped naked and judged..”

An Ill Wind (Jim Kunstler)

We’ve heard ad nauseam that the Washington DC insiders, the denizens of that demi-mythic Deep State in the wealthiest metro area of all the land, look down on the rest of America. Why is that? I’ll tell you. Because the DC confederacy of grifters has gotten fat off your suffering as they have systematically wrecked and looted that rest of America, the sinking middle-class. They are living in fabulous comfort off your bamboozlement and ruin. Their contempt for you grows on your tragic breakdown like fungus on a once-mighty fallen tree. They prevailed in this world and you didn’t. You chumps are in Palookaville on your way to the bone orchard, and therefore they are better than you, ha ha ha.

There is another side of this life, in case all that has got you demoralized. That is the side where human beings say things that comport with reality, where people mean what they say and use language as if it evolved to describe things and doings with some exactitude — as in this is this and that is that… and not the inverse or opposite. That is the side of life where pretending is not the highest-and-best use of human intelligence. I know, these days it’s hard to imagine that side of life, but it’s actually still there, waiting to be reanimated. The regime that has turned our world inside out in its Satanic pursuit of comfort and power will be stripped naked and judged, if not by official judges, then by an unstoppable consensus.

The sore-beset public will take an inventory of what has been lost and begin reconstructing a scaffold of shared life that rewards fidelity to the way things actually work. It will be a rough passage out of what amounts to a hostage crisis. There will be friction and heat. You will not be comfortable, but you will be dauntless. You will certainly not have nothing or be happy about that. You will have, at least, a restored memory of what it was like to strive honorably for a life worth living. We’re in the crucible of all that just now, where everything is white hot. Do not bend or melt. Soldier through. Be men and be women (there is truly nothing in-between, and do not fall for faithless inducements to doubt that). You are brothers and sisters in an enterprise worth saving and you have a history worth defending. Believe it.

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“..there is “no actual cap” on the maximum that can be paid, and that the figure is just the cap for “those on average use.”

UK Facing ‘National Disaster’ – London Mayor (RT)

The UK is facing a “national disaster” if the government fails to act immediately to solve the energy crisis, London Mayor Sadiq Khan warned after energy regulator Ofgem announced that the price cap on the average energy bill would increase to £3,549 ($2,323) from October. Khan made the comments on Friday after Ofgem announced the 80% hike in the price cap, as struggling British households face what the mayor said would be a “bleak winter.” The new price cap is almost triple what it was last October when it was raised to £1,277 ($1,505). “With energy prices soaring and more families struggling to make ends meet, this government needs to step up and take urgent action now,”Khan said, arguing that the government has “consistently failed” to intervene and ministers “must act now to prevent this cost of living crisis becoming a national disaster.”


Brits “desperately need to know” what Westminster’s plan of action is, Khan added. Khan called for an immediate bill freeze and the introduction of a ‘Lifeline Tariff’ to ensure the most vulnerable in society receive a certain amount of free energy. The mayor also pointed out on Twitter that there is “no actual cap” on the maximum that can be paid, and that the figure is just the cap for “those on average use.” Consumer champion Martin Lewis echoed that concern, saying nothing is stopping some households from paying £10,000 ($11,821) a year. Lewis also said a movement is growing for Brits to refuse to pay energy bills, telling Good Morning Britain on Friday that if the government does not implement emergency measures, the ‘Don’t Pay’ movement “are going to become a louder voice in this country.”

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Germany is set to drag down the entire EU with it.

Power Costs In Germany Hit Historic Highs (RT)

German benchmark power prices for next year soared above €800 per megawatt hour on Friday, nearly 10 times higher than the same period last year, Bloomberg reports. Prices gained as much as 7.6% on Friday to reach €805.15 per megawatt hour on the European Energy Exchange, up 39% this week. Costs have been smashing records on an almost daily basis as the winter heating period approaches. The rally is being driven by growing concerns over Russian natural gas supplies via the Nord Stream 1 pipeline.


Berlin previously required gas operators to fill underground storage facilities while adhering to a strict schedule, to ensure the country has enough fuel to last the winter. The plan states that storage must be 85% full by October 1, and 95% full by November 1. Experts doubt the goal is achievable. The spike in energy costs is fueling inflation and hurting households and businesses across Europe. European countries have started introducing drastic measures to limit energy use, such as banning outside lighting for buildings and lowering indoor heating temperatures.

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“..a “ceasefire as soon as possible as a basis for comprehensive peace negotiations.”

Ruling German Party Split On Ukraine (RT)

German Chancellor Olaf Scholz is facing dissent within his own party ranks from those who want Berlin to stop providing Kiev with weapons, Der Spiegel has claimed. The outlet suggests the left wing of the Social Democratic Party (SPD) has also called on Scholz to engage in dialogue with Russia. In its article published on Friday, Der Spiegel said the chancellor’s decision to beef up the German military, sever ties with Russia, and ship heavy weaponry to Ukraine earlier this year was hard to swallow for many in a political party that had for decades stood for disarmament and a policy of detente. According to the outlet, a group of SPD members representing the party’s left wing have penned a letter to Scholz, titled “The weapons must fall silent!”

In it, they advocate a diplomatic offensive as a means of ending the Ukraine conflict. Among the signatories are multiple members of the Bundestag and the European Parliament, as well as prominent party figures from several German regions, the article claims. “A continuation of the war will only bring more deaths and destruction,” the appeal seen by Der Spiegel reportedly says. The SPD members are also quoted as calling for a “ceasefire as soon as possible as a basis for comprehensive peace negotiations.” They allegedly want Berlin to engage countries that could act as mediators, with China mentioned as a good candidate for that role.

The letter reportedly goes on to argue that, while a fundamental improvement in relations between Germany and Russia would only be possible in a “post-Putin era,” Berlin has to establish a “modus vivendi” for the time being that would help to prevent “further escalation of the war.” The German government is also urged to acknowledge “realities,” however unpleasant they may be, the article claimed. The ‘peace camp’ within the SPD also warned Scholz of the risk of a nuclear conflict breaking out, and cautioned him against crossing the “red line” that would mean Germany’s direct involvement in the Ukraine conflict, the outlet says. The lawmakers allegedly argued that attempts to establish a no-fly zone over the Eastern European country, as well as the shipment of battle tanks or fighter jets, could trigger such an apocalyptic scenario.

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Not everyone wants to be dragged down.

EU Nation Bulgaria Wants To Resume Buying Russian Gas (RT)

The Bulgarian government is considering holding talks with energy giant Gazprom on resuming Russian natural gas imports, Energy Minister Rosen Hristov told Nova TV on Friday. “There are still no active talks with Gazprom… but we have given an indication that we want to start negotiations, or rather to continue them to clarify some controversial terms of the contract. We simply sent information that we were ready to negotiate and asked them to resume contact,” he said, specifying that Sofia expects a response from the Russian supplier on Friday, or Monday next week at the latest. The minister stressed: “We are only talking about the old contract; we will not re-sign or negotiate a new contract.”


According to Hristov, Sofia is seeking to extend the deadline to supply the remaining volumes of gas under the contract until 2023. In April, Bulgaria rejected the ruble-for-gas payment method introduced by Russia in response to Western sanctions. Under the new regulation, buyers from countries that imposed restrictions on Moscow are obliged to pay for Russian natural gas in rubles. Sofia’s refusal to accept the new terms prompted Gazprom Export to halt fuel supplies to its Bulgarian partner, Bulgargaz.

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Ruling party uses secret service to spy on opponents. Sound familiar?

It’s Time To Worry About Greece Again (R.)

It is only a few years since the Grexit horror movie ended. But sadly Greece’s creditors, investors and allies need to start worrying about the country again. A bugging scandal threatens Prime Minister Kyriakos Mitsotakis’ government and prolonged political instability. This is not a re-run of the crisis that threatened to eject Greece from the euro. But the state’s high deficit and debt – which is 189% of GDP – are a cause for concern at a time of soaring energy prices and rising interest rates. Earlier this month the leader of Pasok, one of Greece’s opposition parties, accused the country’s intelligence service of bugging his phone. There had also been an unsuccessful attempt from an unknown source to infect his phone with spyware, called Predator.

Mitsotakis, leader of the centre-right New Democracy party, said he was unaware of the phone tapping and wouldn’t have approved it if he had known read more . He fired the head of the intelligence service. The government’s general secretary, to whom the intelligence service reported and who is Mitsotakis’ nephew, also quit. The government denies purchasing or using Predator. Nevertheless, the Greek parliament has reconvened to debate the issue today. sAlthough Mitsotakis has a solid majority, he has to call an election at the latest by August 2023. This will be fought under proportional representation, with the result that no party will get an overall majority. There will then be a second election, under a new law, which will give the leading party a large number of bonus members of parliament.

Opinion polls previously suggested Mitsotakis would win a majority in this second election – or come close to doing so. But following the eruption of the bugging scandal, this no longer seems likely. What is more, it will be hard for him to form a coalition, as his obvious partner was Pasok, the centre-left party whose leader’s phone was tapped. It will be extremely reluctant to do a deal with Mitsotakis. However, it will also be hard for Greece’s largest opposition party, the left-wing Syriza, to form a coalition. Though it would try to cut a deal with Pasok, the two groups probably wouldn’t have a majority. They might only be able to get one via a fanciful coalition including the communists and the far-right.

There are other possibilities. New Democracy might replace Mitsotakis with a leader more appealing to Pasok. Another is that Greek parties might form a grand coalition, led by a technocrat. But none of the scenarios looks terribly stable. Meanwhile, many questions about the bugging scandal remain unanswered. If there are further damaging revelations, Mitsotakis may struggle to hang on until the election.

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The BBC knows it’s Ukraine shelling the plant.

Zaporizhzhia: World Narrowly Avoided Radiation Accident – Zelensky (BBC)

Europe faced the prospect of a radiation disaster on Thursday when a Russian-occupied nuclear plant was disconnected from Ukraine’s power grid, President Volodomyr Zelensky has said.It was only due to back-up electricity kicking in that the Zaporizhzhia plant was able to operate safely, he added.Fires had earlier damaged overhead power lines, cutting the plant off. There is growing concern over fighting near the complex, which is the largest nuclear plant in Europe.”If the diesel generators hadn’t turned on, if the automation and our staff of the plant had not reacted after the blackout, then we would already be forced to overcome the consequences of the radiation accident,” President Zelensky warned on Thursday night.


The damage was caused by fires which Ukraine’s state nuclear agency said had interfered with power lines connecting the plant on Thursday, temporarily cutting Zaporizhzhia off from the national grid for the first time in its history. “As a result, the station’s two working power units were disconnected from the network,” Kyiv officials said. On Friday afternoon, the state nuclear company said the plant had been reconnected to the electricity grid, with one of its six reactors providing power. Satellite images taken on Wednesday showed an extensive fire burning in the immediate vicinity of the nuclear complex. President Zelensky blamed the damage on Russian shelling, and in his nightly address accused Moscow of putting Ukraine and Europe “one step away” from disaster. But local Russian-appointed governor Yevgeny Balitsky blamed the Ukrainian military for the strikes, accusing them of causing power outages to the region as a result.

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Only One In Three UN Members Back Ukraine’s New Anti-Russia Resolution (RT)

Ukraine’s latest proposal to condemn Russia has attracted the backing of just 58 out of 193 UN member states, a far cry from the number that symbolically supported Kiev in the General Assembly in March. Kiev’s envoy to the UN Sergey Kislitsa heralded the proposed resolution on Wednesday, following the Security Council meetingconvened on Ukraine’s independence day. The session featured a video address by President Vladimir Zelensky, for which the council had to override protocol requiring in-person appearances, and a series of statements by Western governments denouncing Russia.


Moscow’s envoy Vassily Nebenzia provided the counterpoint by introducing evidence of Ukrainian atrocities into the record and even naming Kiev’s western backers as accomplices in specific instances. Kislitsa’s resolution also fell short of the support Kiev had back in March, right after the start of the Russian military operation. At the March 2 General Assembly session,141 member countries – or 73% of the UN – voted for a nonbinding resolution to condemn Moscow. This week, however, that support stood at 30%, with no African, Persian Gulf or BRICS countries on board – and only two Latin American governments, Colombia and Guatemala, standing with Ukraine.

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It’s no longer a proxy war.

Americans To Get Medals For Ukraine (RT)

The US government intends to officially name its military mission to aid Kiev and appoint a general to command it, the Wall Street Journal reported, citing Biden administration officials. This would formalize the operation that predates the escalation of hostilities in Ukraine and allow the Pentagon to award ribbons, medals, and special pay to its participants. Giving the operation a name is “significant bureaucratically,” the Journal explained, as it “typically entails long-term, dedicated funding and the possibility of special pay, ribbons and awards for service members participating in the effort.” The US has previously named its operations in Afghanistan and Iraq. The original intervention in Afghanistan was dubbed “Enduring Freedom,”replaced by the nation-building “Freedom’s Sentinel” in 2015.

The 2003 invasion of Iraq was called “Iraqi Freedom,” while the 2014 redeployment to Iraq and Syria to fight Islamic State (IS, formerly ISIS) terrorists was designated “Inherent Resolve.” A two-star or three-star general will be appointed to command the effort, in what the Journal described as “a shift from the largely ad hoc effort to to provide training and assistance to the Ukrainians for years.” While the US has sent Ukraine almost $11 billion worth of weapons and ammunition since February, Washington and its NATO allies have provided Kiev with military aid since the 2014 coup that put a US-backed government in power and set off the civil war in Donbass. Former Ukrainian president Pyotr Poroshenko admitted in June that his signature on the Minsk armistice was intended to buy Kiev time to build up a powerful military.

Aleksey Danilov, who currently chairs Ukraine’s National Security Council, revealed on Tuesday that Kiev had been “preparing for the war since December 2019.” In April, the White House appointed retired US Army General Terry Wolff as coordinator for military assistance to Ukraine. Wolff, a veteran Pentagon policy planner, had retired in February 2014 as director of strategic plans and policy (J-5) for the Joint Staff. He was previously in charge of US efforts to arm and train militants in Syria.

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“..it was telling how the Pope’s use of the word “innocent” when applied to Darya Dugina triggered such a powerful response from someone who calls himself a diplomat.”

Not Even Pope Francis Is Safe From Kiev’s Wrath (Robert Bridge)

After mentioning the death of Darya Dugina, a young Russian journalist and political activist, Pope Francis has faced the anger of Kiev, which apparently thinks it has the monopoly on “innocence.” For the past six months, Kiev has lashed out at various government leaders and international organizations, like Amnesty International, for example, which reported on Ukraine’s violations of international law on the battlefield. So it was just a matter of time before the Catholic Church got an earful, too. And that’s what happened this week when Pope Francis, addressing a congregation in the Vatican, mentionegd the death of Darya Dugina, whose life was cut tragically short by a car bombing. But before uttering the name of the deceased Russian woman, the Pope acknowledged the innocent victims on both sides of the conflict.

“Whether they are Ukrainians or Russians … I think of so much cruelty, of the many innocents who are paying for the madness, the madness of all sides because war is madness,” Pope Francis told his flock. “I think of the poor girl (Darya Dugina) who was blown up by a bomb under her car seat in Moscow. The innocent pay for the war.” That seems to be a fair assessment of the horrors of warfare that few could find fault with. While government leaders are ultimately responsible for leading their people into the “madness of war,” it is the “innocent” people – from soldiers on the frontlines to civilians back home – who suffer the brunt of the consequences. Yet, like a true politician, Ukraine’s Vatican ambassador Andrey Yurash politicized the Pope’s words, saying it was impossible to call Dugina “innocent” when she – together with her prominent father, the political philosopher Aleksandr Dugin – advocated on behalf of Moscow’s special military operation in Ukraine.

There are several problems with Yurash’s peculiar brand of moralizing, the first one being that he, much like the Western world in general, conveniently fast-forwarded past eight years of bloodshed in Donbass that has caused millions of people – not just “political ideologues” – to support Russia’s intervention in eastern Ukraine in the first place. I’m not sure what Mr. Yurash was tweeting about in 2014, but somehow I doubt it had anything to do with the unprovoked attacks on Russian speakers in Donbass that have killed thousands. Second, it was telling how the Pope’s use of the word “innocent” when applied to Darya Dugina triggered such a powerful response from someone who calls himself a diplomat. What’s more, in his tweet, Yurash went on to apparently insinuate that it was the Russians themselves that killed her in order to make her a martyr.

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Sales are down?

Moderna Sues Pfizer And BioNTech Over Coronavirus Vaccine (G.)

Moderna is suing its US pharmaceutical rival Pfizer and its German partner BioNTech for patent infringement in the development of the first Covid-19 vaccine approved in the United States, alleging they copied technology that Moderna developed years before the pandemic. The lawsuit, which seeks undetermined monetary damages, was being filed in US district court in Massachusetts and the regional court of Düsseldorf in Germany, Moderna said in a news release on Friday. “We are filing these lawsuits to protect the innovative mRNA technology platform that we pioneered, invested billions of dollars in creating, and patented during the decade preceding the Covid-19 pandemic,” Moderna’s chief executive, Stéphane Bancel, said in the statement.

Moderna Inc, on its own, and the partnership of Pfizer and BioNTech were two of the first groups to develop a vaccine for the coronavirus. Just a decade old as a company, Moderna, based in Cambridge, Massachusetts, had been an innovator in the messenger RNA (mRNA) vaccine technology that enabled the unprecedented speed in developing the Covid-19 vaccine after the coronavirus pandemic began in late 2019 and spread around the world. An approval process that previously took years was completed in months, thanks largely to the breakthrough in mRNA vaccines, which teach human cells how to make a protein that will trigger an immune response.

[..] Moderna alleges Pfizer/BioNTech, without permission, copied mRNA technology that Moderna had patented between 2010 and 2016, well before deadly Covid-19 emerged in 2019 in China and exploded into global consciousness in early 2020. Early in the pandemic, Moderna said it would not enforce its Covid-19 patents to help others develop their own vaccines, particularly for low- and middle-income countries. But in March 2022 Moderna said it expected companies such as Pfizer and BioNTech to respect its intellectual property rights. It said it would not seek damages for any activity before 8 March 2022.

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“..Student-loan debt won’t appear to swell even as it does. What a fabulous accounting trick.”

WaPo And WSJ Slam Biden Student Loan Handout (ZH)

After the Biden administration announced its ham-fisted scheme to eliminate $10,000 in student loans for borrowers making less than $125,000 per year, and $20,000 for Pell grant recipients, the Washington Post and the Wall Street Journal editorial boards independently wrote about what a stupid idea it is. “This is easily the worst domestic decision of his Presidency and makes chumps of Congress and every American who repaid loans or didn’t go to college,” writes the Journal editorial board. “Democrats said these plans would reduce defaults. They haven’t. Federal student debt has ballooned because many borrowers don’t make enough to cover interest and principal payments, so their balances expand. Student debt has nearly doubled since 2011 to $1.6 trillion, though the number of borrowers has increased by only 18%.

Now Mr. Biden is cutting undergrad payments to a mere 5% of discretionary income. The government will also cover unpaid monthly interest for borrowers so their balances won’t grow even if they aren’t paying a penny. This will mask the cost to taxpayers of the Administration’s rolling loan write-off. Student-loan debt won’t appear to swell even as it does. What a fabulous accounting trick.” -WSJ The Post, meanwhile, said that Biden “Has generally embraced sensible reforms over flashy gimmicks. But his Wednesday student loan announcement did just the opposite,” adding that the plan to forgive both the $10K and $20K levels are “ill-conceived and misdirected.”

“The unemployment rate for people with bachelor’s degrees and higher is just 2 percent. It’s hard to make the case that college graduates are still facing an unprecedented crisis. The loan-forgiveness decision is even worse. Widely canceling student loan debt is regressive. It takes money from the broader tax base, mostly made up of workers who did not go to college, to subsidize the education debt of people with valuable degrees. Mr. Biden’s student loan decision will not do enough to help the most vulnerable Americans. It will, however, provide a windfall for those who don’t need it — with American taxpayers footing the bill.” -WaPo. Ouch!

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“..Biden “is using COVID emergency powers to allow people not to repay their loans,” he asked, “[Does] that make any sense?”

Student Loan Cancellation Latest In Long Line Of Biden Legal Overreaches (JTN)

Since President Biden entered office, federal courts across the country have repeatedly struck down administration policies as unconstitutional. According to critics, there may soon be another addition to this long and growing list: Biden’s announcement Wednesday that he will unilaterally cancel $10,000 of federal student loan debt for borrowers making less than $125,000 per year and up to $20,000 for Pell Grant recipients. The Justice Department released a legal opinion stating the Higher Education Relief Opportunities for Students Act gives the education secretary the “authority to reduce or eliminate the obligation to repay the principal balance of federal student loan debt.” The opinion also found the debt could be forgiven on a “class-wide” basis in response to COVID-19.

Advocates of student loan forgiveness have made similar arguments, pointing to language in the Higher Education Act of 1965 that empowers the education secretary to “enforce, pay, compromise, waive, or release any right, title, claim, lien, or demand, however acquired, including any equity or any right of redemption” to argue Congress isn’t needed to cancel student loan debt on a large scale. However, critics counter that the language refers just to settling loans on a case-by-case basis and doesn’t give the executive branch the power to implement large-scale student loan cancellation. These critics note all executive branch spending must first be appropriated by Congress and contend canceling student debt for millions of Americans via executive action violates the separation of powers fundamental to the Constitution.

In January 2021, when former President Trump was still in office, the Department of Education issued a legal memo saying the education secretary “does not have the statutory authority to cancel, compromise, discharge, or forgive, on a blanket or mass basis, principal balances of student loans, and/or to materially modify the repayment amounts or terms thereof.” The memo has been taken down from the department’s website since Biden entered the White House. None other than House Speaker Nancy Pelosi (D-Calif.), a Biden ally, told reporters last year that Biden didn’t have the power to cancel student debt. “That has to be an act of Congress … the president can’t do it,” said Pelosi. “That’s not even a discussion.”

Biden himself has previously expressed reluctance about using executive authority to enact widespread student loan forgiveness, saying in December 2020: “I think that’s pretty questionable. I’m unsure of that. I’d be unlikely to do that.” Critics of Biden’s announcement are expected to launch legal challenges to stop it from being implemented. Arguing that “the president does not have the authority to do this,” economist Steve Moore told the “Just the News, Not Noise” TV show, “I think that Supreme Court is going to rule against Biden.” Noting that Biden “is using COVID emergency powers to allow people not to repay their loans,” he asked, “[Does] that make any sense?

Mike Davis

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“..the institutions that illegally targeted President Trump are the same institutions who control the specific evidence of their unlawful targeting.”

Stakeholder Interests Within FBI Affidavit Justifying Raid on Trump (CTH)

Chris Steele, Igor Danchenko and Rodney Joffe were also interviewed by the FBI. Those 302’s were never released. Presumably John Durham has stakeholder equity in that part of the Trump-Russia hoax, but the documentary evidence prior to January 20, 2021, that exists outside the special counsel could also be records at Mar-a-Lago. Then we get to the big stuff…. The records and evidence in unredacted and declassified state, that would drive the DOJ-NSD to claim vital national security interests. The NSA compliance officer notified NSA Director Admiral Mike Rogers of unauthorized use of the NSA database by FBI contractors searching U.S. citizens during the 2015/2016 presidential primary. That 2016 notification is a classified record.

The response from Mike Rogers, and the subsequent documentary evidence of what names were being searched is again a classified record. The audit logs showing who was doing the searches (which contractors, which agencies and from what offices), as noted by Director Rogers, was preserved. That is another big-time classified record. In addition, we would have Admiral Rogers writing a mandatory oversight notification to the FISA court detailing what happened. That’s a big and comprehensive classified record, likely contained in the documents in Mar-a-Lago… and then the goldmine, the fully unredacted 99-page FISA court opinion detailing the substance of the NSA compromise by FBI officials and contractors, including the names, frequency and dates of the illegal surveillance. That is a major classified document the Deepest Deep State would want to keep hidden.

These are the types of documents within what former ODNI John Ratcliffe called “thousands of pages that were declassified by President Trump,” and given to both John Durham and Main Justice with an expectation of public release when the Durham special counsel probe concluded. In short, President Trump declassified documents that show how the institutions within the U.S. government targeted him. However, the institutions that illegally targeted President Trump are the same institutions who control the specific evidence of their unlawful targeting. These examples of evidence held by President Donald Trump reveals the background of how the DC surveillance state exists. THAT was/is the national security threat behind the DOJ-NSD search warrant and affidavit.

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Strong video.

Dramatic Timeline of Political Corruption Within the FBI (CTH)

BACKGROUND on FBI – As we discovered in January of this year, the FBI was fully aware of the terrorist who was planning to shoot the synagogue in Colleyville, Texas, and yet they did nothing. The FBI knowledge of the shooter, Malik Faisal Akram, who was known as Faisal Akram was confirmed by The Daily Mail. Akram ranted, prior to his travel to the U.S, that he wished he had died in the 9/11 terror attacks. He was a regular visitor to Pakistan, and reportedly a member of the Tablighi Jamaat group set up to ‘purify’ Islam. To say the U.S. intelligence system knew Faisal Akram would be an understatement. The FBI was also fully aware of the Boston Marathon bombers, the Tsarnaev brothers, before they executed their plot. The FBI took no action.

The FBI knew about the San Bernardino terrorists, specifically Tashfeen Malik, and were monitoring her phone calls and communications before her and Syed Farook executed their attack killing 14 people and leaving 22 others seriously injured. The FBI took no action. The FBI knew Colorado grocery store shooter Ahmad Alissa before he executed his attack. The FBI took no action. The FBI knew in advance of the Pulse Nightclub shooter (Omar Mateen) and were tipped off by the local sheriff. The FBI knew in advance of the San Bernardino Terrorists (Tashfeen Malik). The FBI knew in advance of the Boston Marathon Bombers (the Tsarnaev brothers) tipped off by Russians. The FBI knew in advance of the Parkland High School shooter (Nikolas Cruz). The FBI knew in advance of the Fort Hood shooter (Nidal Hasan), and the FBI knew in advance of Colorado grocery store shooter Ahmad al-Aliwi Alissa. The FBI took no action.

The case of the first recorded ISIS attack on U.S. soil was in Garland, Texas in 2015. The FBI not only knew the shooters (Elton Simpson and Nadir Soofi) in advance, BUT the FBI ALSO took the shooters to the venue and were standing only a few yards away when Simpson and Soofi opened fire. Yes, you read that correctly – the FBI took the terrorists to the event and then watched it unfold. “An FBI trainer suggested in an interview with “60 Minutes” that, had the attack been bigger, the agency’s numerous ties to the shooter would have led to a congressional investigation.”

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    Felix Vallotton Verdun 1917   • An Ill Wind (Jim Kunstler) • UK Facing ‘National Disaster’ – London Mayor (RT) • Power Costs In Germany Hit Histo
    [See the full post at: Debt Rattle August 27 2022]

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    This is an early posting from you today Raúl !!

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    https://www.abs.gov.au/statistics/health/causes-death/provisional-mortality-statistics/latest-release

    Australian excess mortality.
    Gee – What on earth could it be?

    ☠️☠️☠️

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    Haha!

    “At least based on my own clinical experience, I do not have a shred of doubt that the vaccine is the culprit”

    https://lifestyle.inquirer.net/409744/covid-and-vaccine-injuries-almost-indistinguishable-us-expert/ ☠☠☠

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    “CONCLUSIONS There is no discernable vaccine effectiveness among ≥18 years of age, vaccinated third dose population since the beginning of the Omicron variant surge.”

    “The vaccine effectiveness (VE) for the third dose was in negative since December 20, 2021, with a significantly increased proportion of SARS-CoV2 cases hospitalizations and deaths among the vaccinated; and a decreased proportion of cases, hospitalizations, and deaths among the unvaccinated. The pre-existing conditions were present in 95.6% of all COVID-19 deaths..”

    https://www.medrxiv.org/content/10.1101/2022.06.28.22276926v1.full

    Fuckin’ Science !!

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    “We’re at pandemic levels of death. Why is no one talking about it?
    It doesn’t make sense

    Hahaha!!

    https://www.spectator.co.uk/article/we-re-at-pandemic-levels-of-death-why-is-no-one-talking-about-it-

    #114370
    Germ
    Participant

    ☠️☠️☠️

    #114371
    Germ
    Participant
    #114372
    Germ
    Participant
    #114373
    Germ
    Participant

    Covid1984 is a mental disorder!

    “Chinese outcry after volleyballers wear N95 masks during match”
    https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/world-asia-china-62684036.amp

    Just look at that image and weep.

    #114374
    Germ
    Participant

    Kathy Hochul was a vociferous supporter of lockdowns.
    All these fuckers are back-pedaling now.

    #114375
    Afewknowthetruth
    Participant

    As we all here know, no one received any vaccines, so no one was vaccinated. But an awful of people were conned or bullied into being jabbed with lethal cell biology modifiers, and a huge number are going to die from messed-up immune systems, plus induced diseases and cancers; perhaps 1 billion.

    What to do?

    Towards the end of this are some recommendations for attempting to nullify the effects of the jabs.

    If it was only one or two jabs, the recipient may get away with it. If three or four, probably not.

    Collapse of the west’s medical systems is on the cards -indeed, almost certain:

    https://beforeitsnews.com/opinion-conservative/2022/08/greg-hunter-mass-medical-bankruptcy-collapse-coming-dr-elizabeth-eads-must-video-3639290.html

    #114376
    Afewknowthetruth
    Participant

    With the arrest of Kelvyn Alp (whom I knew personally) and others for no greater crime that speaking and disseminating the truth Countrspin Media), NZ has now become a fully-fledged fascist police state, and we begin to wonder how safe we are, and just when the forces of evil will strike even harder at our communities.

    ‘The fascist revolution will not be televised.

    23rd of August was the day NZ lost its free speech. Both bills to do with the bill of rights and hate speech have been amended in to the Terrorism Act 2002. Meaning any speech deemed to cause ”fear” in the public can be charged as Terrorism.’

    New Zealand is East Germany

    Of course we know who the real terrorists are.

    #114377
    Formerly T-Bear
    Participant

    Af…uth at 114375

    And just what populations will be hit with the decimation? Not Russia. Not China. Not India. It is starting to look like that if you speak English you are the main target, although French, German, Italian and European Spanish (the EU) will be making a sizeable contribution also.

    #114378
    Afewknowthetruth
    Participant

    Formerly T Bear

    Watch the video. Greg Hunter, US Watchdog

    It is doctor Eads who makes the prediction of maybe 1 billion deaths. And she speaks with great credibility.

    It’s all been lies from Faucci and company. Falsification of numbers, Criminals!

    ‘That’s not all, according to Dr. Eads, as she sees not only Big Pharma liable for damages but hospitals, doctors, nurses, drug store chains and all sorts of people who helped make this bioweapon genocide possible. Dr. Eads says, “You are talking about billions of dollars, and they are not going to be able to afford to pay out all these claims. . . .It’s going to bankrupt Big Pharma, and Big Pharma will end up collapsing. Hospitals will also end up collapsing because they were complicit in death by ventilators and remdesivir. Mass medical bankruptcies are coming 100%. This is going to be the collapse of the Rockefeller medical industry.”

    Dr Eads says there are treatments that can help both the vaxed and unvaxed with removing harmful spike proteins. Two she named are Ivermectin and Hydroxychloroquine (HCQ). Dr. Eads says there are some other helpful treatments and procedures as well.

    There is much more cutting edge, frontline medical information in the nearly 1-hour and 19-minute interview.

    Join Greg Hunter as he talks to 25-year veteran Dr. Elizabeth Eads, DO, as she continues to highlight the worsening, and now obvious, effects of the CV19 bioweapon vax.’.

    #114379
    V. Arnold
    Participant

    Formerly T-Bear #114377
    Interesting comment/observation…likely correct…

    #114380
    Formerly T-Bear
    Participant

    Af…uth at 114378

    Quite some time ago now, I maintained the first Trillionairs will be the partners of the Law Firm that wins the class action suit on this matter. It has been ‘crickets’ since. A million millions is a trillion; millions damaged at millions compensation => go figure.

    #114381
    Dr. D
    Participant

    “They said it was impossible’: how medieval carpenters are rebuilding Notre Dame”

    https://www.theguardian.com/world/2022/aug/20/notre-dame-cathedral-fire-rebuild-medieval-carpenters-guledon

    Of course it’s “The Guardian”, who is amazed at humans using “Axes” but still good news and as implied not as easy a technology as it might appear.

    Coincidentally, they had just mapped, recorded, and 3D IR-CAD the whole “Forest” of her roofing beams. Done just months before the fire. But Guledon was something different, and is the seed for such talents nationwide. I don’t know what they’ll do. Starting with a field, the castle is nearly done. Then how will we train people in these arts? Knock it down and build again?

    “The UK is facing a “national disaster” Howso? The PEOPLE are facing that disaster, while their LEADERS go to 5-star maskless parties all week, then remain PM indefinitely after being expelled.

    …if the government fails to act immediately to solve the energy crisis” Um. Dum dums? It’s the GOVERNMENT THAT CAUSED THE PROBLEM. There’s all the gas and electric any Brit could want. THE GOVERNMENT SHUT IT OFF. They are not therefore going to “turn it back on”. Duh. Can we notice for once in our lives “the government” is not helping here? Black is White, War is Peace, Ignorance is Strength.

    “German benchmark power prices for next year soared above €800 per megawatt hour on Friday, nearly 10 times higher than the same period last year,”

    Still no recognition or change. Okay then! We’ll just keep it up until you do.

    “Possible only in a post-Putin era.”
    Same. The world has to stop for me. Okay, we’ll wait while you learn why this isn’t a thing.

    “We are only talking about the old contract; we will not re-sign or negotiate a new contract.”

    Same. You’ll do whatever they g-d d—–ed tell you and be grateful for it. If I were Russian, it would be worth the antagonism just to watch this each day and to get things straight after all these years of chihuahuas chewing on your ankles thinking they are actual dogs. Or actually relevant. But every day now the call is to kill the 99% to save the 1%, in a total reversal of Utilitarianism.

    “Zaporizhzhia: World Narrowly Avoided Radiation Accident – Zelensky (BBC)”

    They in Ukraine are trying to cause a nuclear, dirty bomb incident. Tirelessly, relentlessly, getting up early and trying to kill everyone in Western Europe every day. Western Europe loves and supports this and can’t get enough. Please Ze! Please irradiate my children! (Hands Ze her baby)

    “President Zelensky blamed the damage on Russian shelling”

    Again, like the prison, RUSSIA COMPLETELY CONTROLS THE REACTOR. So according to Ze, Ukraine, BBC, CNN, CBC, they are shelling THEMSELVES? Like one guy there, standing next to mortar, gets out the target board, goes 0,0 degrees, shell goes straight up 1.6 miles, then straight down on his own foxhole.

    This is logic these days.

    My own soldiers are IN the prison. My soldiers and trucks are IN the parking lot. Every man has a gun to put a bullet in the heads of the prisoners. I’m not going to SHELL them to death, for Jesus on a pogo stick, you glue-sniffing inbreds. Nope. Totally logical, totally plausible, because “I Support the Latest Thing.”

    Oh and Zap is going to be the primary power plant to run Crimea, so obviously they are going to destroy it. Because Russia doesn’t want Russia to have any Russian electricity. They fought the war just to put themselves into the dark and stone age. That’s just common sense.

    You know: like London just did.

    “What did Socialists use before candles?” A: Electricity. (Lookin’ at you, California)

    Only One in Three UN Members Back Ukraine’s New Anti-Russia Resolution (RT)”

    What would “The U.N.” give the dissenting South? “Well, we have no power, no gas, no food, no manufactured goods. But we DO have an endless torrent of porn, abuse, and loveless nagging and scolding about how we white guys are superior to you after 300 years of non-stop colonial attacks. So if you want that…”

    “For the past six months, Kiev has lashed out at various government leaders and international organizations,”

    Did they call for the murder of the Pope yet? Like Roger Waters for not being adequately untruthful and anti-Russian?

    WaPo And WSJ Slam Biden Student Loan Handout (ZH)”

    Have to admit I didn’t see that coming. But the Left is unhappy with everything that happens. All words, all people, all programs. It’s always fault-finders because it’s “Somebody else’s fault”. Well I ain’t gonna do any work to fix it! That would be personal responsibility like TrumpPutinNazis use.

    ..Biden “is using COVID emergency powers to allow people not to repay their loans,” he asked, “[Does] that make any sense?”

    I didn’t both to look to the details because nobody cares, but Um, htf can Executive just “Decide” to take a hundred bil of Congress’ money and just “pay” one group of pals they didn’t authorize? And not some other group? They also didn’t authorize? While also NOT using the money to do tasks they DID authorize, like border patrol? No, that would be illegal, folks, or he could give the money to “All DNC members in St. Loius” or “$1,000,000 bonus to every citizen of the D.C. zip codes”. Or “All children under 40 named ‘Biden’ and ‘Pelosi’.” No. Nada. Nyet. Nein. Wake me when someone takes action on it. (The “action” would be a general tax strike, thus the 87,000 armed IRS)

    “any speech deemed to cause ”fear” in the public can be charged as Terrorism.’”

    Yes, but in true form, that has no meaning. If I FEEEEEEEEEEEL fear. If — I — FEEEEEEEEEEL hate. …Or just say you do. Like the guy arrested in UK because a post made someone feeeeeeeeeeel unsafe and uncomfortable. “Mommy, somebody said something wrong on the Internets!!!” “Oh, be sure to shoot them, honey. In the head. In front of their children. There’s a good boy.” But there are no offsetting rights for when the police showed up and made HIM feel unsafe and uncomfortable. And that’s not a FEEEEELZ. If the police show up armed, that objectively IS unsafe. Being arrested isn’t a hypothetical discomfort, in your feeelz, it’s a real and actual one, in your pocketbook. So there is and can be, no legal basis for “somebody else’s feelz”, suck it up buttercup.

    If they put this in, 1) they are insane. Non-rational people. 2) It will and in fact CAN ONLY be enforced as an arbitrary, partisan, totalitarian measure. It would be impossible TO enforce it justly and practically.

    1B deaths = Deflation. And also no shortages during a war we planned and wrote dates on, the shelling of Kiev, since 1999.

    That CJ Hopkins article is chilling. That’s what happens when you’re not a “Resist” kind of people. And also shows national character is semi-eternal, and pops up again and again, even when we’re aware and don’t want it to. This is true of individuals as well, if you had a narcissistic psychopath you had to endure living with, who was dedicated as usual to pushing your buttons, day, night, in-between to get the result most wanted. And this is why Europe can’t be a “United States” unless you erase all nations and all culture, which the EU was red-hot to do. Genocides-R-Us. Must. Destroy. Italian Culture. Must. Destroy. French food!!! What a word for ‘beyond insane”? We’ve used “insane” up.

    Seems like the Zuck thing just has to be a plant. He’s not a human and it’s impossible for him not to know all the implications of admitting this. He wasn’t badgered and it just came out. Also, why did he happen to be on in the first place? This week. In front of 5M ppl, the biggest news/pod in the world? Just to say this? Now, question becomes Who? And Why? To me, again makes the FBI be dismantled and replaced, with coincidentally the last news cycle, Mar-Lago and others, all trend the same.

    #114382
    Formerly T-Bear
    Participant

    V. Arnold at 114379

    And not at all Russian’s fault, causative agency, or conspiracy behind (but somehow some link will be found to Boris Badenov and Natasha Fatale – of course). Oh to channel George Carlin now!

    #114383
    V. Arnold
    Participant

    Oh to channel George Carlin now!

    Oh please…give it a shot… 😉

    #114384
    Afewknowthetruth
    Participant

    #114385
    boscohorowitz
    Participant

    Sadly, Russia has loaded its population with clot-shots too. USA has Fauci; Russia has Alexander Gintsburg.

    Here is their most recent development in that regard:

    big-pharma-and-russia-unveil-identical

    #114386
    aspnaz
    Participant

    The letter reportedly goes on to argue that, while a fundamental improvement in relations between Germany and Russia would only be possible in a “post-Putin era,” Berlin has to establish a “modus vivendi” for the time being that would help to prevent “further escalation of the war.”

    Back tracking is so fun to watch, especially when it reveals their insecurities regarding Putin. Maybe Putin would not want better relations unless all current Europe/WEF politicians resign and leave public service? They know that is not the case because Putin has demonstrated that he only has contempt for European politicians and does not care what they do because ha already knows they are going down. Of course, he knows they will launch a last minute, pretend rescue-plan, designed to fail, but also designed to give them more ammo to blame Putin even more.

    #114387
    aspnaz
    Participant

    After mentioning the death of Darya Dugina, a young Russian journalist and political activist, Pope Francis has faced the anger of Kiev, which apparently thinks it has the monopoly on “innocence.”

    The Jew running Kiev and the Jew running Israel both believe they have a monopoly on innocence. Mind you, the Pope is a total creep who should have been assassinated a long time ago, at least he will have earned it.

    #114388
    aspnaz
    Participant

    After the Biden administration announced its ham-fisted scheme to eliminate $10,000 in student loans for borrowers making less than $125,000 per year, and $20,000 for Pell grant recipients, the Washington Post and the Wall Street Journal editorial boards independently wrote about what a stupid idea it is.

    The stupid idea is giving money to the plebs when they could give it to the billionaires as they usually do. The billionaires are defending their corner, realising that the politicians have worked out that with endless money they can now buy votes directly from the people and ignore their owners who pay for campaigns.

    #114389
    aspnaz
    Participant

    Does that crocodile use whitening toothpaste?

    #114390
    D Benton Smith
    Participant

    I love that headline, “Ruling German Part Split on Ukraine” . Yeah, I bet they are. Split, I mean. I bet they are similarly “split” on about the same lines on every other life & death issue that exists. That’s what happens when “parties” set out to “rule” stuff. They “split” into two large dangerous and destructive entities, along the lines of True Good & Workable vs False Bad and Destructive.

    I, personally and IMHO could do with a damn sight less “ruling” going on around here (“here” being basically the world I somehow found myself living in with all you other yahoos.).

    #114391
    aspnaz
    Participant

    DBS said

    I, personally and IMHO could do with a damn sight less “ruling” going on around here

    DBS for smaller government? DBS the “leave me alone to live my own life, mind your own business” libertarian?

    #114393
    D Benton Smith
    Participant

    @aspnaz

    I’m for Goldilocks government, Not too much, not too little, but something not too far from the middle that is juuuuust right.

    #114394
    Mr. House
    Participant
    #114395
    Mr. House
    Participant

    So all those people are now collecting disability eh? I was wondering what excuse they would come up with for how they were continuing to pay people during this Depression. All those months of being told how so many more jobs are available then people who are looking is bunk. I’ve applied to a bunch of job postings since march and haven’t even gotten an interview. So now its long covid huh? Unemployment insurance but in secret seems more likely.

    #114396
    Mr. House
    Participant

    Is it now four quarters of negative growth before you call it a recession? And can you even trust the numbers they print with regards to the economy?

    #114397
    zerosum
    Participant

    Opinion polls ….
    Meanwhile, in the real world …

    1. The damage was caused by fires which Ukraine’s state nuclear agency said had interfered with power lines connecting the plant on Thursday, temporarily cutting Zaporizhzhia off from the national grid for the first time in its history. Now, one of its six reactors is providing power to Russian controlled areas.

    2. • Only One In Three UN Members Back Ukraine’s New Anti-Russia Resolution (RT)

    Moscow’s envoy Vassily Nebenzia provided the counterpoint by introducing evidence of Ukrainian atrocities into the record and even naming Kiev’s western backers as accomplices in specific instances. Kislitsa’s resolution also fell short of the support Kiev had back in March, right after the start of the Russian military operation. At the March 2 General Assembly session,141 member countries – or 73% of the UN – voted for a nonbinding resolution to condemn Moscow. This week, however, that support stood at 30%, with no African, Persian Gulf or BRICS countries on board – and only two Latin American governments, Colombia and Guatemala, standing with Ukraine.

    3. While the US has sent Ukraine almost $11 billion worth of weapons and ammunition since February, Washington and its NATO allies have provided Kiev with military aid since the 2014 coup that put a US-backed government in power and set off the civil war in Donbass. Former Ukrainian president Pyotr Poroshenko admitted in June that his signature on the Minsk armistice was intended to buy Kiev time to build up a powerful military.

    4. Pope Francis – While government leaders are ultimately responsible for leading their people into the “madness of war,” it is the “innocent” people – from soldiers on the frontlines to civilians back home – who suffer the brunt of the consequences.
    (The Western world, in general, conveniently fast-forwarded past eight years of bloodshed in Donbass, by Ukraine.)

    5. Fabulous accounting tricks

    6. Vote buying/election interference
    • Student Loan Cancellation Latest In Long Line Of Biden Legal Overreaches (JTN)

    7. The FBI knew in advance …. and did nothing
    • Dramatic Timeline of Political Corruption Within the FBI (CTH)

    8. Color blind
    Chose white or black
    The pre-existing conditions were present in 95.6% of all COVID-19 deaths..”

    9. The vaccines are working – bioweapon genocide

    https://beforeitsnews.com/opinion-conservative/2022/08/greg-hunter-mass-medical-bankruptcy-collapse-coming-dr-elizabeth-eads-must-video-3639290.html
    In May, Dr. Elizabeth Eads revealed the CV19 vax was causing extreme disease. Few doctors were sounding the alarm on the death and carnage from the bioweapon injections, and it’s going to get much worse before it’s over. Dr. Eads says, “Worldwide there are 10,000 deaths from these Covid vaccines daily. That’s a culmination of data . . . collected from Israel, UK, Canada, the U.S. and Brazil. So,10,000 a day and they are estimating we are already up to 12 million deaths worldwide.” Dr. Eads thinks the death and injuries from the CV19 bioweapon will be orders of magnitude higher in the next five years.

    Dr. Fauci, Dr. Birx, the FDA and CDC see what is coming. According to Dr. Eads, “They know this. They planned for it. They knew the consequences. They manipulated the vaccines as they went along and what was going into the vaccines . . . to make the booster shots more lethal. . . . Your immune system is absolutely destroyed with these shots. Every time you get a shot, you lose more of your immune system. You lose 30% after the first shot, 60% to 70% after the second shot, 80% or more after the third shot, and you lose 100% of your immune system after the 4th shot. You also have the propensity to develop vaccine induced aids.”
    You can also get heart disease, blood clots, strokes, brain disease, extreme shingles and develop fast spreading extreme cancers, just to name a few of the effects of the bioweapon so-called vaccines, according to Dr. Eads.

    Dr. Eads goes on to say, “People are waking up and saying, ‘Oh my gosh, what did I do to my immune system,’ and this is irreversible. It’s irreversible because you cannot not turn off the intercellular mechanism. You cannot turn off the nano particle system that is making these long clot-like structures in veins and arteries. . . . There is no such thing as ‘Sudden Adult Death Syndrome. These are side effects of the vaccine. Nobody dies of ‘Sudden Death’ when they are otherwise healthy adults. There is no such thing. . . . Here are the numbers I pulled off Attorney Todd Callender’s site. (He’s suing the U.S. military over the CV19 vax.) The all-cause mortality rate in the military is up 1,100%. . . . The top five life insurance companies are banding together and are going to file a class-action lawsuit against Big Pharma.”

    Dr Eads says there are treatments that can help both the vaxed and unvaxed with removing harmful spike proteins. Two she named are Ivermectin and Hydroxychloroquine (HCQ).
    ————

    #114398
    phoenixvoice
    Participant

    @ John Day
    Thank you for the Marx refresher yesterday! It’s been many years since I directly read anything by Marx…and I never got all that far. But I remember that he made salient, relevant points that help the reader to understand the problems of economies.

    Cherán, Mexico


    John Day’s post reminded me of the experiment going on in Cheran, Mexico since 2011.
    The people of the village rose up, kicking out the government, police, and criminals, and have established functional self-government. The people also happen to be of one tribal heritage and interlocking family groups — so they have strong social bonds working in their favor — and the criminal cartels are an on-going threat, so they have a common enemy.

    Aspnaz:
    The only reason people need government assistance with medical care is because the government has deliberately made medical care a “protected” profession, one in which the government controlled medical practitioners have to belong to the government controlled medical union in order to be able to practice.

    Yes, and no. Advances in medicine have also led to complicated procedures involving many people and fancy equipment. One son has eosinophilia esophagitis…he has periodic endoscopies, done under general anesthesia to measure whether the condition has improved or worsened. Without some sort of system to pay for this care…well, *I* can’t pay for it. His dad has more money than I, but refuses to pay for the contact lens exam and contact lenses for our daughter…she is still using the trial lenses from last November because I didn’t have the money to buy a box of lenses. (I was planning to buy them with the tax refund money, which never materialized.). Before medical insurance, or public medicine, wherever there was poverty, there were people who did not have the money to pay for medically necessary or recommended procedures.

    #114399
    D Benton Smith
    Participant

    @aspnaz

    By the way, I really liked your observation about politicians discovering that digital magic and funny money enables them to buy votes directly from moronic “voters” instead of the old fashioned way of the Pol needing to beg for lots and lots of actual money from the elites who “own” it. Both parties are utterly delusional, of course, but it’s still an interesting dynamic. I think the old money considers this practice of “by-passing channels” to be a very bad thing that is a serious threat both to their wealth-based power. and perhaps even to their very lives. Will the oligarchs be forced to throw the renegade Pols into WEF prison or black-site boneyard? I’m sure they consider Trump to be the biggest of such threats. But what would happen then, if they succeeded in suppressing the rising power of these ambitious upstarts? If they do succeed in taking out all of the guys like Xi, Trump and Putin then who will be left left under their control to rob, repress and revile the vast herd of the population that they are so afraid of. Some panty-waist like Trudeau, party-slut like Sanna Marin or corpse like Biden & his troupe of clowns?

    Really interesting problem for the old dynastic houses of imperial power.

    #114401
    phoenixvoice
    Participant

    Widely canceling student loan debt is regressive. It takes money from the broader tax base, mostly made up of workers who did not go to college, to subsidize the education debt of people with valuable degrees. Mr. Biden’s student loan decision will not do enough to help the most vulnerable Americans. It will, however, provide a windfall for those who don’t need it — with American taxpayers footing the bill.”
    So…money to military industrialists for weapons to Ukraine — ok for taxpayers to foot the bill.
    Money to mostly people who make more than $125k to encourage them to purchase electric vehicles with recently inflated prices — ok for taxpayers to foot the bill.
    But…forgive portions of student loan debt — NOT OK for taxpayers to foot the bill.
    Now, I get the part where student loan forgiveness isn’t fair to the folks who struggled to get by without student loans, or who worked their asses off for scholarships, or who already paid of their student loans. I have no sympathy for former college students who happened to have access to wealth to pay for their educations — that was another type of luck, simply appreciate it.
    But, as a taxpayer, I’d rather my taxes go towards “deadbeat” folks’ student loan debt than towards weapons for Ukraine or well-off folks’ fancy electric cars! I respect efforts towards self-education.

    #114402
    Mr. House
    Participant
    #114403
    D Benton Smith
    Participant

    So I guess Moderna is so pissed off about possible profit losses from patent infringements that they are proving in court that it was THEM, not mother nature, that designed, patented and created the mRNA spike protein next appeared 10 years later in the Covid-19 Pandemic and has killed so many millions of people that we may never know the total.

    It’s like a defendant charged with First Degree murder standing up in court, pounding on the rail and shouting defiantly, “I’m guilty of premeditated mass murder with genocidal malice aforethought, and I can PROVE it !!”

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