Aug 302022
 


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Europe Warned Of Danger For Many Winters To Come (RT)
Europe’s Economic And Social Suicide (MoA)
Western Europe Headed For ‘Energy Collapse’ – Hungary (RT)
One In Four Britons Won’t Turn On Heating This Winter (RT)
‘A Horrible Winter Lies Ahead’: Next PM Will Inherit An NHS On Its Knees (G.)
White House Sets Date For First ‘Hunger Conference’ In Decades (RT)
Zelensky Promises To Recapture Donbass (RT)
Ukraine’s Attempt At Counter-offensive Has Failed – Russia (RT)
Ukrainian Drone Downed Over Nuclear Plant – Russia (RT)
Moscow Urges ‘All Nations’ To Pressure Kiev Over Nuclear Site (RT)
Kissinger And The WEF’s Young Global Leaders Program (UH)
How Dick Cheney Created Anthony Fauci (Unherd)
The Wild West (Jim Kunstler)
Trump Calls for New Election Immediately (Celente)
Third of Pakistan Under Water – Official (RT)

 

 

 

 

 

 

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“The real threat to the world is global cooling. Otherwise known as winter.” – Carlson

Europe Warned Of Danger For Many Winters To Come (RT)

Europe could face gas shortages for several winters as a result of the Russian supply cut, Shell CEO Ben van Beurden told a news conference on Monday, as reported by Reuters. “I do not think this crisis is going to be limited to just one winter. It may well be that we will have a number of winters where we have to somehow find solutions,” van Beurden said. The chief executive pointed out that Europe will remain under pressure as it takes steps to scrap Russian gas supplies by 2027. “If there was no Russian gas supply at all… life would be very hard,” van Beurden noted, adding “We should all be very mindful and responsible when it comes to that.”


According to the Shell CEO, the expectation of a swift resolution to Europe’s energy crisis “is a fantasy we should put aside.” European gas and power futures contracts rocketed to record highs last week, with prices reaching around 10 times above the levels where they were a year ago. The rally followed Russian energy giant Gazprom’s announcement of an upcoming shutdown due to maintenance of the only operational turbine on the Nord Stream 1 pipeline. Gas transit via the route will be entirely suspended from August 31 to September 2.

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“..The economic and financial breakdown of Europe will be much faster than the obviously necessary political change of its third rate leadership..”

Europe’s Economic And Social Suicide (MoA)

The U.S. has, out of purely egoistic reasons, dragged Europe, and especially Germany, into a trap that will lead to its economic and social destruction. Instead of recognizing the danger, and taking the necessary countermeasure, the European and the German ‘leaders’ committed themselves to help with the process. The best thing for Europe and Germany would of course have been to avoid the crisis. That failed because of a lack of insight and effort. But now, as Europe is deep down in a hole, the politicians should at least stop digging. It is in Europe’s and especially Germany’s obvious interest to keep the crisis as short as possible. But the lunatics who are ruling over Europe are still doing the opposite:

“Germany will keep up its support for Kyiv “for as long as it takes”, Chancellor Olaf Scholz said on Monday, calling for an enlargement of the European Union to eventually include Ukraine, Moldova and Georgia…. Germany had undergone a “fundamental change of heart” in recent months on its military support for Ukraine, he said. “We will keep up this support, reliably and, above all, for as long as it takes,” he told the packed university audience. European Commission President Ursula von der Leyen echoed the “as long as it takes” promise to Kyiv in a speech in Slovenia, calling for “a new strategic thinking” to uphold European values.

As those ‘leaders’ seem to see it, affordable energy, warm homes, sufficient food, jobs and pensions of Europe citizens are not part of the ‘European values’ they intend to uphold. The economic and financial breakdown of Europe will be much faster than the obviously necessary political change of its third rate leadership. The only political sector that will not be damaged by all this, at least in France and Germany, is the far right. That in itself is also a danger.

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The solutions are obvious. They’re both called Nord Stream.

Western Europe Headed For ‘Energy Collapse’ – Hungary (RT)

Western Europe’s policy of rejecting Russian energy, even in the absence of suitable alternatives, could lead to systemic collapse when the public is left without heat this winter, Hungarian Foreign Minister Peter Szijjarto warned on Monday. “All these statements … from Western Europe on the issue of energy supply simply do not work at all with winterr approaching,” Szijjarto explained to a meeting of his country’s diplomats, according to the Sputnik news agency. The Foreign Minister pointed out that while“ideological, political, communication statements with effective support from the international media can easily inflate balloons that cover people’s eyes,” all the ideology in the world won’t keep EU citizens warm when winter approaches.

It is very difficult to explain to someone in winter that they are not cold when there is no heating. Insisting that Hungary had not yet fallen into this trap, he warned that pressure from other EU governments would only get worse, as the current world order “is approaching a huge collapse, almost at the speed of an asteroid.”Russian sources are integral to European energy security, he argued, implying that without them, social discontent could lead to systemic collapse. Not only will Hungary not entertain talk of sanctions on Russian energy, but other nations will quietly back it on the matter – even if they won’t do so publicly, Szijjarto told the ambassadors.

While Budapest has pushed back against bloc-wide calls for an embargo on Russian oil and gas since the notion first began circulating among EU politicians, other states that once demanded Moscow be punished over Ukraine have quickly realized that no other source of energy can make up for the loss of Russian supplies. Electricity costs in Germany and France shot up to record heights on Friday, driven by Moscow’s threat to shut down the last operational turbine on the Nord Stream 1 pipeline for three days’ maintenance. Those countries are far from the only ones to feel the bite of sanctions that were supposed to punish Russia, however, and Europeans of all nationalities are stockpiling what fuel they do have – whether it’s firewood or coal – for the long winter ahead.

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“..placing the blame on the “zombie Government in Westminster, and two leadership contenders living on another planet.”

One In Four Britons Won’t Turn On Heating This Winter (RT)

Nearly one in four adults in Britain do not plan on turning on their heating this winter as energy bills are set to skyrocket, The Independent reported on Monday, citing researcher Savanta ComRes. According to a survey conducted by the firm on July 29 and 30, before the new price cap was announced, the figure is even higher for parents with children under 18. The study shows that 23% of those polled (more than 2,000 adults) said they will not turn their heating on at all. Seven in ten (69%) indicated they would switch their heating on less, and one in ten (11%) said they would take out a loan, with the latter figure rising for those with children under 18 (17%).The research comes amid warnings of a dire winter, as the energy price cap is set to rise 80% by October, pushing the average household’s yearly bill up from £1,971 to £3,549 ($2,300 to $4,150).


According to The Independent, the Liberal Democrats, which commissioned the survey, warned that British families are being forced to make difficult choices, with the country “on the brink of the worst cost-of living-crisis in a century.” “Families and pensioners across the country are making heartbreaking decisions because the Government has failed to save them,” the Liberal Democrats’ Cabinet Office spokesperson, Christine Jardine, said, adding, “It is a national scandal that parents are having to choose between heating their homes and feeding their children. It shouldn’t be like this.” Jardine warned that an “economic catastrophe”is “just a month away,” placing the blame on the “zombie Government in Westminster, and two leadership contenders living on another planet.”

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Is it only this bad in Britain?

‘A Horrible Winter Lies Ahead’: Next PM Will Inherit An NHS On Its Knees (G.)

In a television studio in Stoke-on-Trent last month, Liz Truss and Rishi Sunak traded blows over everything from credit card economics to Channel migrants to the accessories chain Claire’s. The list of issues the pair clashed over was dizzyingly long. There was one glaring omission, however. In the hour-long debate there was not a single mention of the NHS – despite being engulfed in its biggest ever crisis. The NHS now shares the same traits as many of those relying upon it to keep them alive and well: it is elderly, has multiple comorbidities, and is in dire need of emergency care. Summer has left it on its knees. Worse is expected this winter.

“The new prime minister will inherit an NHS in its worst state in living memory,” says Matthew Taylor, the chief executive of the NHS Confederation, which represents the healthcare system in England, Wales and Northern Ireland. “There is no escaping that the NHS is in a state of crisis.” The facts, he says, speak for themselves. “There are 105,000 vacancies. A&Es are overcrowded. Around one in seven hospital beds are occupied by patients who can’t be discharged. Some patients have had to wait over 40 hours for an ambulance. Care is being put at risk by neglected buildings due to underinvestment. And then there’s the waiting lists, which stretch into the millions across elective care, mental health and community care.”

Jeremy Hunt, the chair of the health and social care committee, is equally concerned. “The new PM will inherit an NHS facing the most serious crisis in its history,” he warns. “A&Es, ambulances, general practice and social care are in serious peril across the country.” The overriding problem for the new Downing Street incumbent is that, while in previous years problems in the NHS centred on specific areas, today the entire house is on fire. “The NHS has never been as challenged as it is now,” says Alastair McLellan, the editor of Health Service Journal. “There is not one area of NHS provision that isn’t really struggling … There is literally nowhere where it isn’t bad, and in some cases really bad.”

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Some things need to be read more than once.

“We will announce a national strategy at the Conference that identifies actions the government will take to catalyze the public and private sectors to drive transformative change and address the intersections between food, hunger, nutrition, and health,”

White House Sets Date For First ‘Hunger Conference’ In Decades (RT)

The White House has announced when it plans to hold the first Hunger, Nutrition and Health conference in over 50 years as the US continues to deal with rampant inflation, which is affecting food prices throughout the country. Set to be held on September 28 in Washington, DC, the conference will supposedly bring together “government leaders, academics, activists and Americans from all walks of life” to focus on issues affecting millions of citizens who are faced with food insecurity amid surging prices. “We will announce a national strategy at the Conference that identifies actions the government will take to catalyze the public and private sectors to drive transformative change and address the intersections between food, hunger, nutrition, and health,” a statement by White House Press Secretary Karine Jean-Pierre reads.

President Biden’s administration says it aims to improve food access and affordability, empower people to make healthy food choices and enhance food security research in areas experiencing destitution. Washington has claimed it plans to eradicate hunger in the US completely by 2030. “I’ll be convening the White House Conference with Hunger, Nutrition, and Health to bring together anti-hunger and nutrition advocates, food companies, local state governments, tribal and territory committees to lay out our plan to combat hunger and improve nutrition for every American,” Biden said in a video statement back in May. The meeting will come as inflation has put a noticeable strain on the food budgets of many American families as grocery store prices have gone up some 12.2% since last year, according to the Consumer Price Index.

Inflation has reached a 40-year high under the Biden administration, hitting 9.1% in June and currently sitting at 8.5%. With prices of food, fuel, and consumer goods rising, the Biden administration has continued to spend lavishly, with the president allocating more than $54 billion since February for military and economic aid to Ukraine and passing a $739 billion climate, healthcare, and tax reform bill earlier this month. While the bill is named the ‘Inflation Reduction Act’, the Congressional Budget Office has noted that it will saddle middle-class Americans with around $20 billion in additional taxes over the coming decade, whilst having a “negligible” impact on inflation.

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Mad man.

Zelensky Promises To Recapture Donbass (RT)

President Vladimir Zelensky said in his daily evening address on Sunday that Ukraine will recapture Donbass, which is now almost fully seized by Russian forces. “We have not forgotten and will not forget any of our cities and any of our people,” he said. “Now Donbass is almost destroyed by Russian strikes, devastated. The proud and glorious Ukrainian Donetsk was humiliated by the Russian occupation and robbed. But Ukraine will return. For sure. Life will return. The dignity of the people of Donbass will return. The ability to live will return. The opportunity to live safely and happily,” the president added.


According to him, this is what the Ukrainian flag will symbolize “when we set it up in Donetsk, Gorlovka, Mariupol, in all cities of Donbass, Azov area, in all areas under Russian occupation – in Kharkov, Zaporozhye, Kherson regions. And definitely in Crimea.” “Ukraine remembers everything,” Zelensky said. The US may be helping Ukraine prepare for an impending counteroffensive against Russia, the Washington Post claimed in a piece published this week, pointing to the type of weaponry making up the latest batch of military aid pledged to Kiev by the Pentagon. Last month, a number of top Ukrainian officials suggested that the country’s military would launch a counteroffensive in the south of the country in August to retake the city of Kherson.

Stephen Cohen RIP

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“Kiev has been talking about a “Kherson counteroffensive” all summer, while soliciting more weapons and ammunition from its Western backers.”

Ukraine’s Attempt At Counter-offensive Has Failed – Russia (RT)

Ukraine’s much-heralded “counter-offensive” in Kherson has “failed miserably,” the Russian Defense Ministry said on Monday, listing the losses suffered by Kiev at the end of the day. Ukrainian forces attempted to attack in three directions on orders of President Vladimir Zelensky but made no gains, Moscow said. Russian troops caused “great losses” to the Ukrainian attackers during the day’s battles, including 26 tanks, 23 armored fighting vehicles, nine more armored vehicles, two SU-25 ground-attack jets and more than 560 troops, the Russian Defense Ministry said in a statement on Monday evening. The enemy’s another attempt at offensive actions has failed miserably.


Earlier in the day, the Ukrainian outlet Suspilne quoted Southern Command spokesperson Natalia Humeniuk as saying that “offensive actions in various directions” had begun, “including in the Kherson region.” She offered no details, however, saying only that “any military operation needs silence.” By Monday evening, however, the General Staff of the Armed Forces of Ukraine mentioned only a Russian attack near the village of Potemkino. Kiev has been talking about a “Kherson counteroffensive” all summer, while soliciting more weapons and ammunition from its Western backers. In a video address to the people on Sunday, Zelensky vowed that “Ukraine will return” to Donbass – as well as Kharkov, Zaporozhye, Kherson and “definitely in Crimea.”

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“Ukrainian artillery launched at least eight large-caliber shells at the city on Sunday, with two of them landing near the nuclear power plant, according to the report.”

Ukrainian Drone Downed Over Nuclear Plant – Russia (RT)

Russian forces on Sunday shot down a Ukrainian drone that was apparently on a mission to strike the Zaporozhye nuclear power plant, the Russian military said on Monday. The drone was shot down by small arms fire and fell on the roof of one of the buildings at the nuclear site, the Russian Defense Ministry said during a daily briefing. The building in question serves as storage for nuclear fuel and waste, it said. The crash didn’t cause any significant damage, the statement added.


The incident was described as part of a pattern of Ukrainian attacks against the Russia-controlled facility and the city of Energodar, which hosts it. Ukrainian artillery launched at least eight large-caliber shells at the city on Sunday, with two of them landing near the nuclear power plant, according to the report. The Ukrainian staff at the facility “ensures the technical condition and operation” of the Zaporozhye plant, the Russian ministry added. It said there was no evidence of radiation leaks from the site.

https://twitter.com/A__Alimov/status/1564187762177331200

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“We’ve been waiting for this mission for a long time. We believe it to be necessary,” the Kremlin spokesman said..”

Moscow Urges ‘All Nations’ To Pressure Kiev Over Nuclear Site (RT)

Making Ukraine cease its attacks on the Russian-controlled Zaporozhye nuclear power plant will require a joint effort from the whole international community, Kremlin press secretary Dmitry Peskov has said. “We still believe that all countries are obliged to put pressure on the Ukrainian side, so that it stops endangering the European continent by shelling the territory of the Zaporozhye nuclear power plant and adjacent areas,” Peskov told the media on Monday. The statement came hours after International Atomic Energy Agency head Rafael Grossi announced that IAEA experts would visit the nuclear plant this week to assess the security situation and establish a permanent presence at the facility.

“We’ve been waiting for this mission for a long time. We believe it to be necessary,” the Kremlin spokesman said, adding that Moscow was ready to cooperate with the UN atomic agency. He assured that Russia would provide the necessary security to the IAEA inspectors once they reach the plant from Ukrainian-held territory. Peskov also commented on a suggestion by UN Secretary-General Antonio Guterres that the crisis at Europe’s largest nuclear power station could be resolved by setting up a demilitarized zone around the perimeter. “No, there’s no talk about it,” the Kremlin press secretary said when asked about the proposal.

Russia has repeatedly accused Ukraine of targeting the Zaporozhye nuclear power plant and the nearby town of Energodar with artillery and drones, warning that it could trigger a disaster that would eclipse the 1986 Chernobyl incident. Ukraine, meanwhile, has claimed that Russian forces have turned the nuclear plant into a military base and that they’ve been shelling the facility themselves to pin the blame on Kiev. Moscow, which has denied those accusations, has been insisting on a visit by the IAEA to the site.

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From Whitney Webb’s outlet.

Kissinger And The WEF’s Young Global Leaders Program (UH)

When the World Economic Forum began their Global Leaders for Tomorrow initiative in the early 1990s, Klaus Schwab’s organization implemented a program of recruitment and training for global leaders which was almost indistinguishable from Kissinger’s CIA-funded International Seminar. Schwab was treading in the footsteps of his mentor, Henry Kissinger, and it was the Dan David Foundation, while Kissinger was seated on their board, which eventually awarded Schwab with the initial funding required to create the current iteration of the program, the Forum for Young Global Leaders. The World Economic Forum has spawned many globalist-aligned heads of states, cabinet ministers, business leaders, entrepreneurs and other powerful actors, through their Global Leaders for Tomorrow and Young Global Leaders initiatives.

Schwab has even spoken openly on how his organization has gone on to “penetrate the cabinets” of supposedly sovereign states, and we should not be naive, as he has been planning on doing exactly this for at least three decades. However, it isn’t the thousands of participants who have completed these programs who we should be most concerned about. Our real concern should be with the billions of democratic voters who have been tricked into believing that any of the leaders produced by either Schwab or Kissinger have their best interests at heart.

Klaus Schwab became the heir to Henry Kissinger’s most important project, the infiltration of individuals and organizations in countries around the world with the aim of creating globalist-aligned governments built within the framework of an outdated and soulless conceptualization of American imperialism. Klaus Schwab’s activities since his time at Harvard can be seen as simply a direct continuation of Kissinger’s work during the 1950s and 1960s, and it would be naive of us to believe that there is not someone else, already groomed and trained, who is ready and willing to pick up Kissinger’s political baton from Schwab and continue in their joint mission towards globalist governance.

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Fauci’s been there since Reagan.

How Dick Cheney Created Anthony Fauci (Unherd)

Few people in America today are as powerful and polarising as Anthony Fauci. For the Left, Fauci is a consummate cool-headed scientist, emblematic of the essential role of government. On the Right, he is a Deep State operative who destroyed the lives of countless people to serve a hidden agenda, all while mysteriously taking home a bigger paycheck than any other of the country’s two million federal employees (including their collective boss, the President). The reality is that both narratives fundamentally misunderstand the position Fauci occupies in American government. Far from being a public health expert, Fauci sits at the very top of America’s biodefence infrastructure. And contrary to the notion that he is a Deep State string-puller of the Democratic party, it was George W. Bush and Dick Cheney who not only put Fauci there but created the very framework that the immunologist-physician commands.

This in part accounts for the otherwise inexplicable fact that Fauci, loathed by President Trump, was never fired by the notoriously vengeful politician who galvanised his brand with the phrase “You’re fired!”. But Fauci’s untouchability raises an even more perplexing question: Why did the media beatify him as the country’s beneficent, infallible Covid saviour rather than look into the reality of his position and the source of his nearly limitless authority? To understand the rise of Fauci, and his legacy as he retires this year, we must return to the first months of the 2000s, when a hawkish new administration was settling into power. While George W. Bush had come to Washington touting a new brand of “compassionate conservatism”, Cheney came carrying decades of Defense Department experience, including a term as Defense Secretary under George H.W. Bush during Operation Desert Storm.

Bush’s interest in biodefence and pandemic preparedness is frequently traced back to a 2004 book, The Great Influenza. The reality, however, is that the administration came to power with biological weapons and infectious disease very much top of mind, with Cheney seeking to address the gaping hole in America’s national security left by the country’s lack of a coherent biodefence strategy. But if biodefence wasn’t already a priority for the Bush White House, that swiftly changed a week to the day after the 9/11 attacks, a mere eight months into Bush’s first term, when the United States suffered the most serious biological weapons attack in its history. On September 18, 2001, a number of national media outlets, including CBS News, NBC News, ABC News, the New York Post and the National Enquirer, received a series of letters containing a dry white powder.

Three weeks later, a second round of letters was sent to the offices of senators Tom Daschle, then the Senate Majority leader, and Patrick Leahy, head of the Senate Judiciary Committee. Twenty-two people were infected with anthrax, five of whom died. Already in a state of unprecedented military alert, the United States was sent into near-chaos by the anthrax attacks, which, by essentially weaponising the postal system with one of the world’s most lethal pathogens, engendered a sense that the country was under attack by an unseen enemy with unfathomable capabilities.

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“This is the third time in a hundred-odd years that Germany has attempted suicide, and this time it looks like it’s going to work.”

The Wild West (Jim Kunstler)

The West’s biggest project these days, the war it provoked over Ukraine, turned out to be a giant Acme land-mine under the West’s collective Wile E. Coyote ass. As Russia advances implacably there and financial sanctions fizzle, behold the scramble in Europe now among citizens desperate to not freeze to death in the months ahead. This is the third time in a hundred-odd years that Germany has attempted suicide, and this time it looks like it’s going to work. Farewell nice German cars, machine tools, and other symbols of industrial might. In feckless Poland, the folks are out gathering lumps of coal and scouring the forest floor for firewood — they’re forbidden by law from cutting standing timber. Mr. Macron tells France she must accept “reduced living standards.”

Looks like Brexit did not go far enough as the UK holds hands with the rest of NATO tromping into economic oblivion. Think the USA is doing better? The summer rally in financial markets was just another frame in the Loony Tunes festival that American life has become. The Fed Chair, Mr. Powell, said all the parts out loud at the annual Jackson Hole banker meet-up last week: look out below, we’ve decided to take this sucker down (in the immortal words of George W. Bush), since pretending to stoke prosperity via Modern Monetary Theory only results in, duh, ruinous inflation. This raises the question, though, as to which is more politically damaging: inflation or depression? It is really only the difference between having plenty of worthless money or having no money at all.

The institutional rot eating away at our national underpinnings got more exposed last week when Mark Zuckerberg stupidly blurted to Joe Rogan that, yes, in the fall of 2020 the FBI warned Facebook — “came to the folks on our team,” he put it, smarmily — about a Russian disinformation campaign underway, wink wink. And so, Facebook turned the volume down to zero on certain news about a laptop belonging to one Hunter Biden stuffed with selfie porn (prostitutes included), video evidence of narcotics use, and deal memos about worldwide influence peddling involving the whole dang Biden family.

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‘We thought there was a lot of Russian propaganda in the 2016 election, we have it on notice that basically there’s about to be some kind of dump that’s similar to that so just be vigilant.’ ”

Trump Calls for New Election Immediately (Celente)

Former President Donald Trump took to social media on Monday to call for an emergency presidential election after the latest developments on the Hunter Biden laptop story. “This is massive Fraud & ELECTION INTERFERENCE at a level never seen before in our country. REMEDY: Declare the rightful winner or, and this would be the minimal solution, declare the 2020 Election irreparably compromised and have a new election.” The move came after Mark Zuckerberg, the CEO of Facebook, told podcaster Joe Rogan about how his company handled the Hunter Biden story and its interactions with the FBI. “Basically, the background here is the FBI basically came to us, some folks on our team, and was like, ‘Hey, just so you know you should be on high alert,’ ” said Zuckerberg. “

‘We thought there was a lot of Russian propaganda in the 2016 election, we have it on notice that basically there’s about to be some kind of dump that’s similar to that so just be vigilant.’ ” The New York Post noted that when Rogan asked the tech head if the FBI had told Facebook to “be on guard specifically for our story about Hunter Biden’s laptop, Zuckerberg claimed, rather unconvincingly that he did “not remember . . . specifically” but “it basically fit the pattern.” Claiming it was a hoax and never existed, The New York Times reported in March that it was able to finally authenticate emails from Hunter Biden found on a laptop just before the 2020 election, but was snuffed out by Big Tech and mainstream media companies.

[..] The New York Post, citing invoices on Hunter’s abandoned laptop, reported that Burisma Energy in Ukraine, paid the Biden boy $1 million a year while his father was vice president—or about $83,333 per month. The holding company cut his pay in half when his father exited office, the report said. Twitter decided to block the Post’s story—at the height of the election season—due to its “Hacked Material Policy.” On Sunday, Trump called on FBI agents to stand up to their bosses. “When are the great Agents, and others, in the FBI going to say ‘we aren’t going to take it anymore,” much as they did when James Comey read off a list of all of Crooked Hillary Clinton’s crimes, only to say that no reasonable prosecutor would prosecute.,” Trump said.

“The wonderful people of the FBI went absolutely “nuts,” so Comey had to backtrack and do a FAKE INVESTIGATION in order to keep them at bay,” he wrote. “The end result, we won in 2016 (and did MUCH better in 2020!). But now the ‘Left’ has lost their minds!!!”

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With only 33 million of 242 million affected?

Third of Pakistan Under Water – Official (RT)

The country is faced with a crisis of “unimaginable proportions,” climate change minister Sherry Rehman says. A third of Pakistan is under water as a result of flooding caused by record monsoon rains, the South Asian country’s climate change minister, Sherry Rehman, has said. “It’s all one big ocean, there’s no dry land to pump the water out,” Rehman told the news agency AFP on Monday. Pakistan spans 881,913 square kilometers (340,509 square miles), which makes it the world’s 33rd-largest country by area, ahead of the likes of Turkey, France and Germany. Inhabited by almost 242 million people, it’s also the fifth most populated nation in the world. What’s happening in Pakistan now is “very far from a normal monsoon – it is climate dystopia at our doorstep,” the minister said.


The flooding has created a crisis of “unimaginable proportions” in the country, she added. In a separate interview with Deutsche Welle, Rehman claimed that “we’ve had to deploy the navy for the first time to operate in Indo-Pakistan” because such vast areas are being covered with water. The death toll since mid-June from the monsoon rains had reached 1,061 as of Monday, according to the National Disaster Management Agency. More than 3,000 roads have been destroyed, with 130 bridges and 495,000 homes damaged by flash floods, the agency said. Rehman estimated last week that the disaster had affected around 33 million people in the country.

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    Henri Matisse Open window, collioure 1905   • Europe Warned Of Danger For Many Winters To Come (RT) • Europe’s Economic And Social Suicide (MoA)
    [See the full post at: Debt Rattle August 30 2022]

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    Afewknowthetruth
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    The troll tells us that pumping CO2 into isolated systems encourages forces plants to grow more quickly.

    What relevance that has to our global predicament eludes me.

    What the troll doesn’t mention is that plants grown in highly elevated conditions reduce the number of stomata in their leaves to compensate for the high CO2 level.

    Nor does the troll mention that ‘food’ grown under such artificial conditions looks great but lacks the nutritional value of food grown properly [under natural conditions]

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    #114632
    Afewknowthetruth
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    Ah, but we are ‘saved’ from the menace of Abrupt Climate Change (Planetary Meltdown). A bought-and-paid-for liar that no one in the scientific community has ever heard of tells us there is hope because ‘we are going in the right direction’!

    ‘The right direction’: Top climate scientist’s surprisingly optimistic message on climate change’

    ‘Foley said he had been quite pessimistic for decades, but there are now heaps of reasons why his outlook has turned sunny.

    “The unveiling of renewable energy sources like solar and wind, which are now cheaper than fossil fuels in most of the world.”

    And it’s not just the high-tech sector helping out; the world’s biggest players are finally getting the message.

    “We’re seeing a lot of governments and private sector actors put billions of dollars into climate solutions.”

    https://www.msn.com/en-nz/news/national/the-right-direction-top-climate-scientist-s-surprisingly-optimistic-message-on-climate-change/ar-AA11gq2P?ocid=msedgdhp&pc=U531&cvid=71e29ce792b640318defd00bea25353b

    Yeah, right! That must be why the atmospheric CO2 content of the air continues to rise at an ever-increasing rate (as does the methane) and why the ocean acidity continues to increase.

    Gotta keep the proles trapped in the Matrix and believing.

    Actually, I would not be at all surprised if next year’s CO2 increment is a lot greater than last year’s, what with European governments completely losing control and people burning whatever they can find to keep warm -trees, old tyres, plastics, pianos, municipal buildings….

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    Afewknowthetruth
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    The coming 12 months will be a very good test of the ‘McPherson Paradox’

    Emeritus professor Guy McPherson claimed in 2016 (and still claims) that a reduction in global economic activity of 30% will be sufficient to trigger a very much faster meltdown than we are currently witnessing, due to ‘loss of aerosol masking’. He claimed (claims) that a 30% reduction in economic activity will lead to a spectacular rise in temperature of the order of 3oC ‘in a matter of months’ and that the last human would (will) die in 2026 because the pollution in the atmosphere that prevents heat from reaching the Earth will be very much reduced.

    I debated this matter with McPherson because he had cherrypicked data, had deliberately misinterpreted a report and had ignored counter evidence. He shut down the comments section of his website in response to being successfully challenged.

    The basis of the McPherson Paradox is that following 9/11, all airlines were grounded for 3 days, and during that period Travis measured a substantial increase in diurnal range, i.e. clean air was allowing more heat to arrive at the surface.

    What McPherson did not like to admit is that clearer air also allowed more heat to escape at nighttime.

    So, we will see who was (is) right fairly soon, since China is struggling to keep factories running [due to the ongoing drought], consumers worldwide are feeling pessimistic and cutting back on purchases, and Europe is committing industrial suicide,

    It was all a bit of a pity because, although not particularly academically bright, McPherson did have many good things to say until he got out of his depth.

    https://guymcpherson.com/

    #114634
    Just Some Randomer
    Participant

    @afewknowthetruth

    Amazing how so many people have been fooled into obsessing over such an obvious distraction as ‘Climate Change’ when there is a list as long as one’s arm of far more pressing things that will destroy our Earthly habitat looong before a bit of weather change does – overpopulation, plastic and chemical pollution, overfishing, habitat destruction, eroding topsoils and so on but yeah – let’s worry about some hypothetical issue that may (or may not) become a problem in 100 years. ‘Cos we can ‘Fix’ climate change by buying new ‘Green’ stuff right? Whereas the other issues – well there’s no profit in dealing with those – is there?

    #114635
    Afewknowthetruth
    Participant

    Fascinating.

    #114636
    Afewknowthetruth
    Participant

    10YT 3.11%….

    The system is dying (being killed)

    #114637
    russellnblbs
    Participant

    Is there potential for massive immigration from Europe to Russia?

    The more I think about it, the more it seems to make sense that the Indo-Europeans might return home (kurgan hypothesis). Russia doesn’t have the same Puritan streak as the rest of Europe, and has actually managed to preserve a lot of European culture, rather than tearing their history down. Plus they have oil and gas.

    The Tolstoy/Dostoyevsky dichotomy is interesting here – Tolstoy hated the west, but in hating it showed himself to be a tired westerner at heart, in the same vein as Marx. Dostoyevsky could see its satanic streak, but still managed to love it, and therefore showed himself to be truly Russian, youthful in spirit and birthing something new. This is what the west cannot understand about Russia – they still love us, despite our flaws.

    “I want to travel in Europe, Alyosha, I shall set off from here. And yet I know that I am only going to a graveyard, but it’s a most precious graveyard, that’s what it is! Precious are the dead that lie there, every stone over them speaks of such burning life in the past, of such passionate faith in their work, their truth, their struggle and their science, that I know I shall fall on the ground and kiss those stones and weep over them; though I’m convinced in my heart that it’s long been nothing but a graveyard.”

    #114638
    Dr. D
    Participant

    “DOJ Admits ‘Limited Set’ of Seized Trump Docs May Be Privileged” “That potentially contain attorney-client privileged information…”

    That would be illegal. And he punk’d them into looking like idiots who should be shut down. You’d think after 6 years they’d stop falling for the same pass play. He only has like two moves. But like the Coyote, they fall for them 100% of every episode.

    “Reports of US Embassy Being Evacuated as Baghdad’s Green Zone Breached”

    Took long enough. Remember Iraq is majority Shia. Like Iran. That’s why, democracy? That will vote Iran into power? As “W” say: “Mission Accomplished.” So, Mr. Israel, thanks to involving the United States, you have doubled Iranian land and power. Excellent planning there.

    Not as excellent as this: “US Hints at Preparing Military Option against Iran to Israeli Officials”

    We are both attacking Iran and signing peace with them. Or first sign peace, then attacking? “Not Agreement Capable.”

    Speaking of:
    Pic
    https://assets.zerohedge.com/s3fs-public/styles/teaser_desktop_2x/public/2022-08/EUCold2.jpg

    Makes me realize, Ukraine is all about joining Europe. And not Russia. Nuland paid a lot of money for this coup, and F’d the EU. However, whut? Ukraine wants to join a FROZEN Europe, starving and broke? And not the warm, fed, manufacturing area known as Russia.

    Sooooo…. Whut? Keep fightin’ Ukraine. Stay classy. I million men must die for our right to starve and freeze.

    After Ford raises e-Mustang $8000, in an act of pure corporate coincidence,

    With new student loan bailout, “Average Lifetime Earnings of a Gender Studies Grad Rise to $10,000” –BBee.

    Who says governments bend incentives?

    ““I do not think this crisis is going to be limited to just one winter.”

    “I do not think this crisis of me, not buying food for the house will last just one winter. I might not feel like buying food next year either. The grocery might close for lack of me buying. Who knows? ““We should all be very mindful [of] that.”

    Tucker: “The Green New Deal Means [Certain Death]” Vote for me! It constantly comes back to: is this an IQ test or something, doesn’t it?

    ” Europe’s Economic and Social Suicide (MoA)”

    He’s missing the plan. The plan was to conquer Russia and steal their gas and oil by resuming the mass genocide of Slavs. The U.S./NATO was in charge of this since Europe has no army, therefore Europe is run out of D.C. and London. That’s why all the long setup. The electric car scam, the Syrian pipeline war, and also zero LNG terminals, etc. They wouldn’t need LNG since it was NATO 1st strike nuking Moscow and taking the gas.

    This is aside from the other likely scam, that the U.S. has gas and oil on three coasts. Including another North Slope Gawar field at Gull Island. I mean, we’re drilling nothing, but then say there’s nothing there? 1,000 miles at a pop? Uh-huh. Sure pal. I’m sure that’s why we’re hot-leather for the Arctic vs Russia, because there’s nothing there. And why we built all those pipelines through Canada that are so disputed w/ Davos v. U.S. and keep getting shut down? Anyway, we’re not going to pump it for $25/bbl, that would be stupid. We need the RoW to be blown up (Libya) or depleted (Saudi) before we do that. And Russia is neither, which blows up our plan instead.

    Anyway, this was the oil side of the captured, controlled Europe plan. And to get China on the leash; with food and oil. So there’s no suicide. Just a big, 50-year master plan by inbreds, gone totally wrong, with Russia lifting a single, giant finger. And you know how they love their plans. I say this a couple times a year because all the little chess moves confirm it sharply.

    “EU working on ‘structural reform of electricity market’”

    Yes, totally centrally controlled, in Soviet Socialist fashion, this time with a social credit score. Yeah, we know. Have an electric car but said something bad about the Klausinator? No charging stations for you!

    “The study shows that 23% of those polled (more than 2,000 adults) said they will not turn their heating on at all.”

    Must be nice. That is not an option almost anywhere in the ‘States. I guess I shouldn’t say that: not an option because of the type of houses we build here. However, it is code-illegal to build anything ecological, straight from Agenda 21 signed documents each tiny code area adopts.

    “In a television studio in Stoke-on-Trent last month, Liz Truss and Rishi Sunak traded blows”

    Where do they find these people? I’m shocked you can find a Truss even with a 30M population to pick out of. And of course the NHS, national health care, is what? Broke. Following the 300 other failed experiments in government care. Why? Well, aside from the government it’s never a good time to fund anything except war, they also have perhaps murdered half their citizens by force of law using the NHS system, and that’s real expensive at first as all the sick and nearly dead bodies come through.

    And they want that system here.

    “We will announce a national strategy at the Conference that identifies actions the government will take to catalyze the public and private sectors to drive transformative change and address the intersections between food, hunger, nutrition, and health,”

    Yikes! This is terrifying. Certain death, additional murder of tens of millions if they start #Helping. Haven’t they helped enough yet? Like Saskatchewan, I hope the states arrest them if they step foot outside D.C. At the moment nearly all our problems come FROM Congress, the Feds, and D.C. Tyson’s monopoly anyone? Arresting Amish? SWAT teaming Milk? Irrational pricing per miles to Wisconsin? Tax incentives for paving farmland? Tax attack on farm family inheritance? Literal free money to BlackRock to bid over every home by $30,000? Collecting farmland into corporate trusts, which are then sold to China? #Helping.

    “Now Donbass is almost destroyed by Russian strikes, devastated.”

    Um, I think he’s forgetting which side shelled it, killing 14,000 civilians. That would be Mr. Ze, personally. It’s also NOT destroyed, it is being rebuilt at lightning speed with Russian money and goods.

    “the country’s military would launch a counteroffensive in the south of the country in August”

    It’s August 30. No offensive. Or were those 20 tanks supposed to be it?

    “UN Secretary-General Antonio Guterres that the crisis at Europe’s largest nuclear power station could be resolved by setting up a demilitarized zone around the perimeter.”

    He’s not taking sides. Just abandon the area completely and give it back to Ukraine. That’s how this works.

    “In the early 1990s, Klaus Schwab’s organization implemented a program of recruitment and training for global leaders”

    Uh-huh. Where was the money from? I have a training center too, yet the children of Prime Ministers never seem interested in coming. So why was Das Schwabinator’s program a ‘must have’? Where did they get the memo? Back to #1: “Where was the money from?” Those are the guys I want. Not Captain Blackface, Idiot son at Large.

    “soulless conceptualization of American imperialism.”

    Yes, they’ve certainly taken us over too. Or at Harvard and D.C. at least, which is why they deplore the rest of the country, so, so much.

    “contrary to the notion that he is a Deep State string-puller of the Democratic party, it was George W. Bush and Dick Cheney who not only put Fauci there but created the very framework that the immunologist-physician commands.”

    Whiskey Tango Foxtrot? What on earth paradigm of ‘Deep State’ do you use that this sentence makes sense for you? He’s also not “Government”. He’s full government-corporate merger, where they are indistinguishable, that is, a primary element of fascism. But key here is “not government”. Derp State, who occupy this exact location in the landscape: Mil companies, bankers becoming bank regulators, Halliburton being the VP, Raytheon being the DefSec, Monsanto heading the EPA, etc. Are we using a different dictionary here?

    “the United States was sent into near-chaos by the anthrax attacks,”

    Only for idiots like you. The rest of America, all 329,999,465 of us could care less and weren’t afraid in the slightest. Speaking of the Derp State, that sooper-scaaaaary anthrax came from Ft. Deitrick, anyone remember? So the U.S. was bio-attacking…itself? Reporters look into that kind of thing. You’re not a reporter.

    “a sense that the country was under attack by an unseen enemy with unfathomable capabilities.”

    Uh-huh, under attack by the Derp State, the very thing you are writing this article about. Cluephone: it’s for you.

    “Fauci didn’t passively sit on top of the government agency that randomly gave money to a bunch of labs, and somehow one of them in China went rogue, no! Fauci commissioned these experiments.”

    Like that. Any interest in following this AMAZINGLY OBVIOUS line? Nope. It’s the Republicans. Fake WWF Two-Party system camouflage works, 100 years in a row.

    “This is the third time in a hundred-odd years that Germany has attempted suicide, and this time it looks like it’s going to work.”

    This is bananas, but more likely at some point German industrialists will take over, flip East, and send all 100,000 U.S. troops home on a city bus. The 100 year, active Anglo occupation force will end. And in Japan as well. But to pull this off, they need a really big reason. The German PEOPLE have to see and choose it. I see that now.

    “Declare the 2020 Election irreparably compromised and have a new election.”

    He’s setting the stage for events upcoming. We have a few factions right now, and that’s putting it lightly. One of them is the Law and Order party, which is excruciating, slow, and endlessly annoying. We take multiple thousand casualties with this method every day. However, this method, such as Trump is exhibiting, prevents Civil War and does the far more necessary work of waking up the People. If “the Government is the People”, as our system is, then the People cannot be sleeping, or tantrum-toddlers, or scared little girls running away. They need to know, do, and act their duty. Bringing them to that point is long, painful, difficult, maturing process.

    There is obviously a second slice that would like to kick out the maniacs today and make them stop arresting people on a whim, using false, hidden evidence, killing 30,000 red citizens at a pop, and extracting endless taxes from the poorest. To them it’s worth taking up arms, and are only looking for the orders for Boogaloo. That’s understandable. However, it’s not going to be as moral, and suppose such people won: would we have law and order then? A democracy? No, we would have a Junta or warlord of some kind, and the road would just continue, uninterrupted, on the march to Plan 1: Law and Order, a system as established in the Constitution. The shortcut wouldn’t get us anywhere. As most shortcuts don’t. This is on the Red side, to say nothing of the Wall St or WEF factions.

    Third of Pakistan Under Water – Official (RT)”

    Pakistan is notoriously dry. I thought they wanted water. No pleasing some people. Or for climate change, like how Saudi, East Africa, and Libya are greening again returning to the previous 2,000 year cycle, Pakistan goes back to being the cradle of civilization, some of the greatest, most lush cities on earth, rivaling India. To do that, they need the resumption of rains. Here we are, (probably: it will take 100 years to prove it) and they hate it.

    77% graduate, but only 25% can read, meaning only 19% actually graduate properly. And they are giving these same people control over our food system. Okay, well: 80% of your food isn’t going to arrive now! #Helping! Oh and at such great – very great – expense. Actually, that’s wrong too, as the tests have become so watered down, 12 grade competency is what 6th grade competency used to be. Taxes in Chicago, Illinois in general, are something like $6,000/yr for housing (generally school) alone. That’s $500/mo for the privilege of pure failure. Your house will be confiscated and sold shortly, for the honor of supporting such perfect failure.

    There is a troll that claims to want to discuss science. Then when the whole board starts discussing science, calls all the board trolls rather than discussing science. Which has data, hypothesis, reason, and discourse, but does not have emotion or ad hominem attacks. Odd.

    Can we do science now? Let me start: Dinosaurs were doing fine with big animals and lush forests with wildly higher PPM. Why?

    #114639
    oxymoron
    Participant

    Trolls seems a strong term for someone involved in an exchange of ideas. Juss Sayin’ broseffarooney.

    Look all I know is I live in a forest – a shit forest razed by gold mining in the 1850’s by desperate broke-arse Euro-trash that were NOT in on the crown scam to get gold back to London almost for free. This forest is tough as fuck. Sun beats down, rains come, frost comes, draught comes it all changes and we gotta work with what we got – chainsaws, research, watching and observing, laws (which shit me and I break where I see fit) to ultimately leave the forest or friends or family in a better state than it was before we rocked up with our stupid ego. Even under some anthropoogenic change in climate it is totes doable.

    Namely we build a self, then chip away at the self once built to reveal a loving thunder that doesn’t reallly worry too much bout anything but has it’s heart in the right place and gives 2 shits about things that seem to matter while we seem to be here.

    #114640
    oxymoron
    Participant

    Dr D said However, it is code-illegal to build anything ecological, straight from Agenda 21 signed documents each tiny code area adopts.


    Which is why it took soooo long to build my owner-built strawbale. The banks wouldn’t touch it for a loan. The council were a nightmare to deal with and I just straight up lied and scammed to get occupancy. Once in the game as they say. Now I am a legitimate member of society – meaning they think I am forever on the teat of debt-slavery I can get into the real life-hacks.
    It’s not just about it’s ecological nature it is that everything is usually from an industrial base – chip-board, glue-lam timber, plastic clip-lock flooring etc. They DO NOT WANT dirt, mud, grass, dam water, straw, local timber. They get very little money that way. Dick heads

    #114641
    anticlimactic
    Participant

    There is no science supporting the idea that CO2 levels influence global temperatures. The only science shows the reverse. Current CO2 levels reflect global temperatures from 600 years ago! The data comes from ice and sediment cores.

    There was some correlation between CO2 levels and global warming from 1970 to 1998, but correlation is not causation. There may be more correlation NOW as activists began modifying the raw data collected from weather stations over the past 150 years. I think it was to ‘show’ a steeper rise in global temperatures during the 20th century.

    There was a graph of historic global temperatures published in the National Geographic, I think in 1986. Today’s equivalent graph would be unrecognisable in comparison.

    Increased CO2 levels are a good thing. CO2 is essential for plants and they grow far better with more CO2. The effect on plants is easy to demonstrate. Doubling the amount of CO2 shows a huge increase in plant size. This is a repeatable experiment. These huge Dutch style greenhouses often add CO2 to improve the plant growth.

    The greenhouse effect can best be seen in hot deserts. Temperatures in the Sahara for example can fall 30 centigrade overnight, and even 40C, all the way down to freezing, in 12 hours, every night! Not the best greenhouse!

    Finally : the ‘greenhouse effect’ in actual greenhouses was disproved in the 1950s. Two identical enclosures were built with one covered in glass and the other with rock crystal. The glass covered area was 0.1C warmer, so an almost non-existant ‘greenhouse effect’. Greenhouses work by creating a barrier to the outside environment.

    #114642
    John Day
    Participant

    Bill7 posted a lot of good intellectual content yesterday. He likened mobile smart-phone usage to the Enclosures Act, which removed the rights of sharecropping serfs to be on the property of the lord of the manor, freeing it up for sale. https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Inclosure_Acts

    With smartphones tracking position, transactions, and eye movements across a scanned screen, privacy has been removed and placed up for sale, an ongoing auction of each person’s individual thoughts, position and economic actions, and even what images or words his eyes dwell upon for an extra moment.

    #114643
    oxymoron
    Participant

    Yes Bill7 nailed it. I think the enclosures act best describes the interplay between the phone and the self in space.

    #114644
    Mister Roboto
    Participant

    Even if the 2020 election was stolen from Trump (I’m not 100% convinced, but I think the politicos currently in power are more than capable of such perfidy), I think that calling for reinstatement or a do-over of that election really made him come across as somebody who lacks “chill” and perspective. That’s not a good thing in somebody who would be the leader of a troubled and declining imperial hegemon.

    Besides that, Trump really needs to wake the fuck up and realize that he needs to stop bragging about his role in facilitating the Covid vaccine catastrophe that is currently unfolding.

    #114645
    John Day
    Participant

    I was interested in what debate AFewKnowTheTruth had with Guy McPherson about climate change…
    “The coming 12 months will be a very good test of the ‘McPherson Paradox’
    Emeritus professor Guy McPherson claimed in 2016 (and still claims) that a reduction in global economic activity of 30% will be sufficient to trigger a very much faster meltdown than we are currently witnessing, due to ‘loss of aerosol masking’. He claimed (claims) that a 30% reduction in economic activity will lead to a spectacular rise in temperature of the order of 3oC ‘in a matter of months’ and that the last human would (will) die in 2026 because the pollution in the atmosphere that prevents heat from reaching the Earth will be very much reduced.
    I debated this matter with McPherson because he had cherrypicked data, had deliberately misinterpreted a report and had ignored counter evidence.”

    Thanks for that further information. I met Guy in Austin around 2007 , when he came to give a talk. We exchanged emails, and stayed in communication until about a ear ago when he asked to be removed from the send-list of the blog. He had called me “a brother from a different mother” a couple of years prior to that. I understand that a lot has changed in his life in recent years (wife & location).

    #114646
    Bishko
    Participant

    “Washington has claimed it plans to eradicate hunger in the US completely by 2030.”

    It looks likely that they will reach this goal. Dead people are not hungry.

    #114647

    Bill7- yep.

    socialization. civilization. privatization. financialization. kaput.

    #114648
    John Day
    Participant

    Thanks for constructive input, Oxymoron-in-Oz.

    We can all work together on the common-ground of adapting our own lives to improve our own food, water and fuel security during the not-so-great-reset, which is already upon us.
    There is no safe haven, or there might have been in retrospect 50 years from now, but it’s no knowable today.

    Texas is looking better than I used to think. I was in Hawaii, but now I see that it’s a nuclear target, and people who lived through the dock-worker’s strike in the late 1970s still hoard toilet-paper.

    One might look at Taiwan’s situation that way, also. A friend in a position to know says that the Taiwanese chip factories are putting controlled-demolition plans into place, and that the US military has gotten it’s classified chip manufacturing equipment and information out, moved to the US in recent weeks. Also, critical chips to China have just been cut off. These are war-preparations.
    The same friend says, that the high-level rumor is that the US will nuke China from the ocean for attempting to invade Taiwan, and that Xi has been told this.
    It would be total-obliteration, 20-minutes, no warning, from nuke subs.
    It’s a rumor.

    These are critical times. All of the world depends on global-trade. All the world would do better with 2-3 years to prepare for its sudden end, therefore the initiative to strike now is critical, so all must strike each other right now, before the other can prepare.

    Russia appears to be in the best overall position regarding dependence upon globalism…
    Better than Texas…

    #114649
    zerosum
    Participant

    Common sense
    priority/choose/wake up

    1. heat/energy
    2. food/calories
    3. immigrate/leave/
    4. suffer/die
    5. peace/war
    6. where to move/protect your savings/investments (if you have any)

    #114650
    phoenixvoice
    Participant

    It is fascinating to understand just *how* different another system may be.

    Yesterday, Dr D said:
    . Yes, Feudalism was what we know, but it ALSO had unbreakable responsibilities from the Lord to the Serf. Two-way. Like, what happened to elderly farm workers? What happened with the village? Yes, that was all the Lord and Manor’s problem. Which they shirked as all men would, but they did and must for fealty or their name would be mud.

    Compare to our Progress, our better system: under Capitalism, paycheck, the owner has NO responsibility for you the worker. This also changed slowly, but at this point it is essentially universal. Zero two-way. All one-way.

    Under feudalism there was no outside, powerful “authority” to ensure that the feudal chief did his duty by his people. (The only outside, powerful authority was “God.”) The bonds were passed down through story, through mythology. We forget how powerful myth can be because we live in a world where we respect the authority of law that is backed up by a monopoly of force. (The Catholic Church was powerful back then because it had a monopoly on mythology.). I have been reminded of this the past few years as I’ve read Diana Gabaldon’s Outlander book series. One of her main characters was raised to be a feudal chief, and he can’t help but live according to his upbringing in the changing times of the 18th century.

    Mythology can improve/change capitalism. I worked one year as a part time legal assistant in a small family-run law office. I was shocked when I found out that they provided me with paid holidays. Later, I worked for a laboratory owned by the Utah Board of Regents, with a CEO from Sweden. I could donate blood or visit the on-site clinic “on the clock.” The on-site clinic was free to me and my immediate family members. The health insurance was robust and the premiums low — they advertised to new hires that you could have a baby for only the copay of $5. Smoking indoors was not permitted, and quitting was encouraged, but they built a glass room just outside where smoking employees could enjoy their smokes away from the snow and icy wind. When I left they were building an on-site cafeteria and day care center for employees.

    This influenced me. I had an employee for 3 years. I saw it as a “sacred responsibility.” I paid her before I paid myself. Sometimes that meant that I didn’t get paid. We developed a strong friendship, and when my ex was binge drinking and I was running late to get home because I’d been helping a client, I knew the kids would be okay because my employee who was doing bookkeeping out of my home office would also greet the children after school, letting them know mom would be home shortly.

    We rely on laws to control others, to dictate what the government will or will not do, and, in turn, laws are crafted to control us and we chafe. I do not propose that one system is better or preferable to another, but only that there are fundamental differences to each system, we cannot understand other systems until we grasp the fundamental differences. If we do not like our current system, it is wise to study other human systems as it will help us understand what can be changed, how, and that there will always be unpredicted outcomes to change.

    #114651

    Guy McPherson is a worse-than worthless piece of shit. His name should never be mentioned here.

    #114652
    wdt
    Participant

    Troll? listen to the pot call the kettle black
    But I’d much rather read Dr D
    I’m getting rather annoyed with truthy’s spam,
    give it a rest, will you?

    #114653

    “Pentagon stockpiles “uncomfortably low” amid Ukraine transfers, officials admit”. (ZH headline)
    Used to be be a nation wouldn’t announce its lack of preparedness. US says “Hey! Look-ee here, we’re outta arms!” (Oh, where o where does the money go?)

    Things make a lot more sense if I figure organic robot aliens are paving the way to the future.

    #114654
    zerosum
    Participant

    Expand the following though

    ‘The German PEOPLE have to see and choose it. I see that now.”

    In other words
    Here are the facts that I prepared for you to see/to consider/to evaluate, before you decide what to do, before you make up your mind, before you realize the whole truth.

    #114655
    Susmarie108
    Participant

    Hi Oxy. Your light is shining brighter than ever.

    Loved this comment. It is fresh perspective on why we’re here:

    “Namely we build a self, then chip away at the self once built to reveal a loving thunder that doesn’t really worry too much bout anything but has it’s heart in the right place and gives 2 shits about things that seem to matter while we seem to be here.”

    May LOVING Thunder be yours. All Hearts on deck, duty calls.
    LOVE to All.

    #114656
    upstateNYer
    Participant

    wdt: “getting rather annoyed with truthy’s spam …”

    Me, too. So I don’t read it. I side with most others here: bigger problems than CO2 and climate change. That’s not to say we should “quit trying” – of course we should keep trying, and I’m one to point that out when I feel like commenting here. Keep trying no matter what. Be a citizen, ay? 😉

    I agree wholeheartedly with oxy: do the best you can to not be a “consumer” and lighten your footprint. Do the best you can to leave things better than you found them. Also, Oxy, very cool you have a hay bale house. I have friends with one and it’s incredible. Hats off, my friend.

    #114657
    John Day
    Participant

    Ilargi said: “Guy McPherson is a worse-than worthless piece of shit. His name should never be mentioned here.”

    That implies more than intellectual differences, Sir…
    Care to elaborate?

    #114658
    chooch
    Participant

    A Few carries the Diamond Sutra on his back. Meteors are attracted to CO2 rich planets.

    #114659
    zerosum
    Participant

    FYI from ASB militairy news telegram channel;
    Kherson – an example of false propaganda and a successful psychological warfare operation.

    Undoubtedly, Ukraine has been preparing for this war for a long time, many methods and approaches were developed back in 2015, and possibly even earlier.

    Today, in many Western media there is information that the Armed Forces of Ukraine from the very beginning use the “Operational concept of resistance”, which was developed by the United States and allies in the North Atlantic Alliance back in 2013, and allows you to counteract superior enemy forces. This concept provides for an unconventional approach to warfare and total defense, in which both military personnel and the civilian population take part.

    As for the civilian population, we are talking not only about the use of mobilized territorial defense, but also about the promotion of important information and psychological warfare. And in Ukraine, all of that is going well.

    The pumping of panic into Kherson, Kakhovka, Nova Kakhovka and a number of other Russian Armed Forces-controlled settlements did not begin yesterday, but several months before the “counteroffensive” itself.

    There is no doubt that the disinformation crackdown on the topic of “breaking through the Russian defences”, lmassive artillery and rocket attacks”, as well as the activation of the DRG, which began yesterday in the Ukrainian telegram channels & took place simultaneously.. all at once— there’s no doubt that these are links of the same chain — coordinated from one “decision-making center”

    Yes, the lie was total – Ukraine’s MSM unanimously announced the “evacuation” from Kherson, the predetermined future of the entire region, the “historical moment” of the NWO.

    Later, when it became clear that the offensive had stalled, no one was even attempting to refute anything.

    This is a psychological warfare operation, and Kiev has succeeded in it.

    Ukrainian Dominance in the operational information field really caused panic among the Russians and a feeling of “overcoming” among the Ukrainians.

    Although, in fact, there were no Ukrainian tanks near Kherson and Kakhovka.

    The enemy must not be underestimated, modern warfare cannot be viewed solely from the standpoint of military tactics. Ukraine is weaker than Russia in terms of weapons, but they have excellent mentors and good manuals.

    Therefore, the question is: where is Russia’s answer, where are the photos of corpses in the Kherson region which should be released to the public, where is the psychological warfare? Russia still does not have an offensive initiative in the informational space of warfare.

    It is where Russia lacks and Ukraine excels, thanks to western manuals and a great propaganda network thanks to western media. NATO states, especially US and UK are undefeated masters at informational warfare.

    This op-ed is from Boris Rozhin, we added our own bits into it and rewrote it so it’d make sense in English. We were in fact writing something very similar to this but he beat us to it, so all credit goes to Boris.

    Posted by: DutchZ |

    #114660
    zerosum
    Participant

    Repeat of lost post
    https://www.moonofalabama.org/
    https://www.moonofalabama.org/2022/08/ukraine-a-counteroffensive-that-was-destined-to-fail.html#more
    Ukraine – A ‘Counteroffensive’ That Was Destined To Fail
    Yesterday Ukraine launched some kind of offensive in the general Kherson region north of the Dnieper.
    NYT: Ukraine Launches Southern Offensive, as Inspectors Head to Nuclear Plant
    WaPo: Heavy fighting rages in Ukraine’s Russian-occupied south
    CNBC: Battle for Kherson begins as Russia sends in military convoys; nuclear plant shelling intensifies ahead of IAEA visit
    WSJ: Ukraine Aims to Build on Initial Gains in Southern Offensive
    CBS: Inspectors set for crucial visit to Ukraine nuclear plant as Ukrainian forces battle to retake Russian-occupied Kherson
    DN: Ukraine Begins Counteroffensive to Retake Russian-Occupied Kherson
    AJ: Russia-Ukraine live news: Fighting rages in Kherson
    BBC: Kherson: Ukraine claims new push in Russian-held region

    and don’t forget Newsweek —
    >What to Know About Ukraine’s counteroffensive So Far
    >Ukraine Reports Long List of Russian Weapons Destroyed
    >Ukraine Says Kherson HIMARS Strikes Successful
    >Ukraine Counteroffensive Forcing Russia to Deplete ‘Certain Units’: Kirby
    >Russian Forces ‘Under-Manned’ as Ukraine Begins
    >Russia-Installed Kherson Leader Has Fled to Russia

    Posted by: Don Bacon

    #114661
    zerosum
    Participant

    Your leaders are saying
    Here are the facts that I prepared for you to see/to consider/to evaluate, before you decide what to do, before you make up your mind, before you realize the whole truth.

    #114662

    That implies more than intellectual differences, Sir…
    Care to elaborate?

    I can’t, Nicole swore me to secrecy. When he was attacking her in 2013-14, and she dug into his personal life. Last thing about him here.

    #114663
    Bill7
    Participant

    With regard to one of today’s top line quotes: Johns Hopkins on vaccines for “preganant persons”, updated 2/2022:

    “Should people who are pregnant and/or lactating receive the COVID-19 vaccine?

    Yes. Johns Hopkins Medicine agrees with and strongly supports the recommendations of the CDC and its Advisory Committee on Immunization Practices, the American College of Obstetricians and Gynecologists (ACOG) and the Society for Maternal-Fetal Medicine (SMFM), which say that all people who are pregnant and/or lactating, along with those trying to become pregnant, should be vaccinated against COVID-19.”

    https://www.hopkinsmedicine.org/health/conditions-and-diseases/coronavirus/the-covid19-vaccine-and-pregnancy-what-you-need-to-know

    My MD brother is about as inquisitive person a person as you’ll meet. He does not want to talk about the “vaccines”.

    #114664
    Afewknowthetruth
    Participant

    Tucker Carlson has many worthwhile things to say. But to describe winter as ‘global cooling’ is plain ridiculous!

    After the period of cooling caused by the tilt of the Earth’s axis, the Northern Hemisphere will begin to warm again as insolation exceeds loss of energy into space, and by next northern summer people will be complaining about the cost of electricity to run colling systems!

    That is if they still have electricity and a financial system in July-August 2023.

    Troll: someone who responds to Internet postings of facts with irrelevant or incorrect material just to create an argument, or because they are attention seekers.

    #114665
    WES
    Participant

    Climate Change:

    I see TPTB have no problem sacrificing their climate change narrative in Eiurope to fight a war with Russia.

    Trying to get Europe to fight an energy war with Russia is stupid! Europe has a deficit of energy. Russia has a surplus of energy. A war won’t change that.

    Europe to burn more coal hurting climate change to hurt Russia! Winning!

    Obviously TPTB are not too worried about climate change. They are more worried about a change in their power climate!0

    #114666
    WES
    Participant

    Climate Change:

    I see TPTB have no problem sacrificing their climate change narrative in Eiurope to fight a war with Russia.

    Trying to get Europe to fight an energy war with Russia is stupid! Europe has a deficit of energy. Russia has a surplus of energy. A war won’t change that.

    Europe to burn more coal hurting climate change to hurt Russia! Winning!

    Obviously TPTB are not too worried about climate change. They are more worried about a change in their power climate!

    #114667
    willem
    Participant

    @Mister Roboto: You nailed it!

    #114668
    Afewknowthetruth
    Participant

    zerosum

    ‘NATO states, especially US and UK are undefeated masters at informational warfare.’

    Spot on!

    An interesting anecdote from yesterday.

    I went to the local supermarket to do my once-a-week shopping. I don’t wear a mask and mask compliance is down from a peak of near-100% to around 60% despite the placard at the entrance.

    At the check-out the cashier commented about Christmas coming – stressful time for staff.

    I said: “Don’t worry about Christmas. It’s cancelled this year.”

    “What to you mean?”

    “Remember the global financial crisis of 2008?”

    Blank look from the check-out operator.

    “Well it’s that but much worse, coming in the next few weeks.”

    “Does that mean Adern will resign?”

    “No. She’s making far too much money to do that.”

    Another customer: “She can’t go anywhere without 30 bodyguards.”

    “Of course she’s following the WEF agenda, of demolition of the NZ economy. And you know who trained her.”

    The other customer: “Helen Clark, the UN and Klaus Schwaab.”

    “Also Tony B Liar.”

    So there you have it. Even in highly propagandised NZ, the tide is turning and those capable of waking up are doing so.

    I blame the Internet, of course.

    It was so much easier to control the population when there was only government-controlled radio and government-controlled newspapers..

    But even in the 1940s people knew the government lied.

    My father told me how the British commonfolk were told: “All our planes returned safely,” even as they saw them being shot down.

    #114669
    Afewknowthetruth
    Participant

    RIM 🙂

    People who lose intellectual debates often resort to ad hominen attacks.

    The unmentionable person tried that on me… and lost.

    I won’t mention anything more about it.

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