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Kremlin Reveals Next Step On Donbass, Kherson, And Zaporozhye (RT)
Erdogan Speaks On Referendums On Joining Russia (RT)
Pentagon To Create ‘Ukraine Command’ – Media (RT)
Russia Mulling Face-To-Face Nuclear Arms Treaty Talks With US (ZH)
Multipolar World Order – Part 2 (Iain Davis)
West ‘Clinging To The Past’ – Putin (RT)
Putin Outlines Goals Of ‘Geopolitical Adversaries’ (RT)
US Puts Energy Operators On ‘Heightened Alert’ (RT)
Key Russian Black Sea Gas Pipeline Under Threat (RT)
Durham Prosecutes FBI Informants, While Protecting Their Handlers (Sperry)
US Offers A New Definition Of ‘Healthy’ (RT)
NHS Nurses Not Eating At Work In Order To Feed Their Children (G.)
Cardiologist: The Greatest Miscarriage Of Medical Science (ToI)
Safe and Effective: A Second Opinion (Oracle)

 

 

 

 

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History has stopped. Nothing exists except an endless present in which the Party is always right.
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Russia will officially annex the four regions today. Then Ukraine will no longer be shelling its own -Russian speaking- citizens on its own land. They’ll be shelling Russians on Russian land. Which makes it much easier for Moscow to protect them, something they’re obliged to do. Putin waited 8 years -of constant shelling- to recognize the Donbass republics, and he was’t going to wait another 8. As Gav Don said yesterday at the Saker, htis may be A Possible Strategy For Peace. It may seem a bit contradictory, but it might just work.

Kremlin Reveals Next Step On Donbass, Kherson, And Zaporozhye (RT) 

The Kremlin has revealed when Russian President Vladimir Putin will sign treaties on the inclusion of the two Donbass republics, as well as the self-proclaimed states in Kherson and Zaporozhye, into the Russian Federation. The move follows referendums held in the respective territories. The ceremonial signing will take place in the St. George Hall inside the Kremlin Palace on Friday at 3pm Moscow time, after which Putin will deliver a“voluminous speech,” according to Kremlin spokesperson Dmitry Peskov. The Russian president will also personally meet with the heads of the new territories. The announcement comes after the two republics and two self-proclaimed states made official requests to join the Russian Federation after having held public referendums on the issue between September 23 and 27.

The move was overwhelmingly supported by the local population, according to official results announced late on Tuesday. Peskov separately noted that Putin’s speech on Friday will not be a formal address to the Federal Assembly – the country’s parliament – stating that such a speech will be held in a completely different format and is yet to be announced. As explained by Senator Konstantin Kosachev, the vice speaker of the upper house of Russia’s parliament, signing the treaties is only one of the key steps necessary to officially incorporate the new territories into the Russian Federation. After Putin signs the treaties, they must be submitted to the country’s Constitutional Court to ensure they comply with Russian law.

Once they are cleared, the documents have to be ratified by the lower house, the State Duma, and the upper house of parliament, the Federal Council. Only after that will the DPR, LPR, and the regions of Kherson and Zaporozhye officially become integrated into the Russian Federation. The next session of the Federal Council is planned for October 4, according to chairman Valentina Matvienko, who said that if “everything is confirmed” the body will take the treaties on accepting the new territories up for consideration. The EU and the US have repeatedly refused to accept the results of the referendums, calling them a “sham.”Western leaders have also vowed to never recognize “any kind of annexation in Ukraine.” European Commission President Ursula von der Leyen claimed she was “determined to make the Kremlin pay for this further escalation,”while US State Secretary Antony Blinken stated that Kiev had “every right” to take back the territories that are trying to secede from its rule.

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“Erdogan claimed that Ukraine and Russia may reach a peace settlement only if Moscow returns to Kiev all the lands that it has captured since the beginning of the military operation..”

Not going to happen.

Erdogan Speaks On Referendums On Joining Russia (RT)

Recent referendums in the Donbass republics and two Ukrainian regions on joining Russia are of great concern, and it would be better to “solve this problem diplomatically,” Türkiye’s President Recep Tayyip Erdogan told local media on Wednesday. In an interview with CNN Türk on Wednesday, Erdogan sounded the alarm over the public vote, adding that dialogue would be a preferable option in tackling this issue. “The decision to hold referendums in some occupied regions of Ukraine is quite worrying… There may be an annexation here,” he said, adding that “if Putin, whom I know, has put something in his head, he will do it.” Erdogan said that Ukrainian President Vladimir Zelensky had asked for Türkiye’s diplomatic support on the issue of the referendums.

“[He] wants us to convince Putin. I intend to discuss these issues in detail with Putin tomorrow [on Thursday],” he said. He also noted that another major issue on the agenda would be the UN- Türkiye-brokered deal which unblocked Ukrainian grain exports via the Black Sea. According to Erdogan, 80% of grain shipments from Ukrainian ports “unfortunately went to rich countries.” “This has been a serious concern for Putin. We hope that we will be able to send it to poor countries and achieve the result,” he added. However, on Wednesday, Kremlin spokesman, Dmitry Peskov noted that the Russian leader has no talks scheduled with Erdogan. During the interview, Türkiye’s president also stressed that a possible nuclear war would be “catastrophic.”

“One should not even think about this, let alone talk about it. Solving this issue through diplomacy would be the most appropriate step,” he said. This was an apparent reference to the warning the Russian leader issued to the West last week, saying that those who use nuclear blackmail against Moscow “should know that the wind can turn around.” Last week, Erdogan claimed that Ukraine and Russia may reach a peace settlement only if Moscow returns to Kiev all the lands that it has captured since the beginning of the military operation in late February. During the referendums that were held between September 23 and 27, the Donetsk and Lugansk People’s Republics along with Kherson Region and part of Zaporozhye Region overwhelmingly voted to join Russia.

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But they’re not involved in the conflict!

Pentagon To Create ‘Ukraine Command’ – Media (RT)

The Pentagon is working to create a new military command devoted to arming and training Ukrainian soldiers, US officials told multiple media outlets, suggesting the effort will effectively “overhaul” the current process for weapons transfers to Kiev. The command would be based in Wiesbaden, Germany – where the US Army keeps its European headquarters – and be made up of 300 staffers led by General Christopher Cavoli, who heads up the military’s European Command, according to unnamed officials cited by the New York Times and CNN on Thursday. “The changes, which aim to give a formal structure to what has been improvised since the war’s onset, are roughly modeled on US train-and-assist efforts in Iraq and Afghanistan over the past two decades,” the Times reported.

While the new unit would look to make major alterations to the current train-and-equip program for Kiev, Wiesbaden will remain a key component in the scheme, as most Ukrainian troops currently being instructed on American weapons are doing so in or near the city. Since Russia sent troops into the neighboring country in late February, US military aid to Ukraine has largely been managed from Germany and Poland by Lieutenant General Christopher Donahue, who also oversaw the chaotic evacuation of US forces from Afghanistan last year. However, Donahue and his staff are set to return home next month, creating the need for a specialized command oriented toward training and arming Ukrainian troops. The proposal for the new unit was initially floated earlier in the conflict by General Tod Wolters, with Cavoli ‘fine-tuning’ the idea after taking his place at EUCOM in July, according to the Times.

In late August, the Wall Street Journal similarly reported that Washington was looking to appoint a general to lead the arm-and-train program in Ukraine, suggesting the initiative could receive an official mission name, as well as “long-term, dedicated funding” from the US government. The outlet added that the changes would mark a “shift from the largely ad hoc effort to provide training and assistance to the Ukrainians for years.” The US has authorized nearly $17 billion in arms transfers to Ukraine’s military so far this year, with the vast majority of that aid approved since hostilities escalated in February. Though large quantities of gear and ammunition have come directly from existing stockpiles, the Pentagon is also working with arms contractors to manufacture weapons specifically for Kiev, including 18 brand-new High Mobility Artillery Rocket Systems (HIMARS) announced earlier this week – one of the longest-range platforms provided by Washington to date.

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In the next room, negotiate peace please.

Russia Mulling Face-To-Face Nuclear Arms Treaty Talks With US (ZH)

Russia says it is mulling a face-to-face meeting with US officials in order to discuss the New START nuclear arms treaty (Reduction and Limitation of Strategic Offensive Arms). Amid heightened nuclear tensions related to the Ukraine war, in a rare moment of potential good news, given the prior collapse of several US-Russia Cold War era treaties which were meant to avoid confrontation between nuclear armed superpowers. “Within the framework of the [advisory] commission, a remote discussion continues on what organizational and technical problems need to be addressed. Some of them have been removed, while others have made significant progress,” Russian Foreign Ministry spokesperson Maria Zakharova told a Thursday press briefing.

But she cited that “a number of significant difficulties remain: the implementation of the treaty’s essentially routine measures is complicated by the unconstructive anti-Russian actions of the United States and its partners,” according to state media. “They continue to introduce new sanctions prohibitions, impede the normal interaction of the parties. We will seek to resolve all problematic issues in the context of the implementation of the Treaty on an equal basis, taking into account our national interests,” Zakharova said of the US administration. In March 2021 the two sides renewed New START for a period of five years, and it will expire in February 2026 if it’s not continued – an increasing possibility given US-Russia relations have deteriorated so fast they are near complete breaking point.

The treaty is intended to limit and reduce nuclear arms on either side, setting a limit of no more than 1,550 deployed warheads and 700 missiles. START I began in 1991, with New START signed under the Obama and Medvedev administrations in 2010 as a successor agreement. Compliance inspections are part of the deal, but that’s precisely a current issue of contention, given that last month Russia informed the US that it was temporarily suspending American inspections of its nuclear weapons sites under the 2010 treaty. “On August 8, 2022, the Russian Federation officially informed the United States via diplomatic channels that our country is temporarily exempting its facilities from inspection activities under the New START Treaty,” the Russian Foreign Ministry said in August, adding it also covers “facilities that can be used for demonstrations under the treaty.”

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Everyone wants one. But only if they’re in the middle.

Multipolar World Order – Part 2 (Iain Davis)

We ask: who wants a multipolar world order? The short answer: everyone. The longer answer: everyone who has sufficient power and influence to change global governance. The multipolar model isn’t being pushed solely by the Russian and Chinese governments, their oligarchs and their think tanks. It’s also being promoted by the erstwhile “leaders” of the unipolar world order. Consider this remark by German Chancellor Olaf Sholtz. His speech, set within the context of Russia’s military intervention in Ukraine—which every member of the Western establishment lambastes for the cameras—was given at the World Economic Forum’s 2022 Davos gathering:

“I see another global development that constitutes a watershed. We are experiencing what it means to live in a multipolar world. The bipolarity of the Cold War is just as much part of the past as the relatively brief phase when the United States was the sole remaining global power[.] [. . .] The crucial question is this: how can we ensure that the multipolar world will also be a multilateral world? [. . .] I am convinced that it can succeed – if we explore new paths and fields of cooperation. [. . .] If we notice that our world is becoming multipolar, then that has to spur us on: to even more multilateralism! To even more international cooperation!”

Western central banks, too, have looked toward the multipolar model. In a 2011 round table discussion at the Banque de France, then-French Finance Minister Christine Lagarde, who subsequently became the head of the International Monetary Fund (IMF) and then was appointed President of the European Central Bank (ECB), said: “Our starting point is to create the conditions to achieve two closely intertwined objectives, i.e. strong, sustainable, and balanced growth, on the one hand, and an orderly transition to a world that is multipolar in economic and monetary terms, on the other. [. .] The G20 reached agreement [to] promote the orderly transition from a world where a small number of economies, with their currencies, represent the bulk of wealth and trade, to a multipolar world where emerging countries and their currencies represent a growing if not predominant share.”

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Well, their future does’t look very bright.

West ‘Clinging To The Past’ – Putin (RT)

Unwilling to accept the inevitable end of its unipolar hegemony, the West is generating problems and crises everywhere in order to cling to the past, Russian President Vladimir Putin said on Thursday. “We are witnessing a complex process of a more just world order being established ” Putin told the video conference of intelligence and security chiefs of the Commonwealth of Independent States (CIS). “Unipolar hegemony is inexorably collapsing, this is an objective reality that the West categorically refuses to accept, and we see everything that follows from this.”

The US and its allies “cling to the past and try to dictate policy everywhere, from international relations and economics to culture and sports,” Putin said, adding that the collective West “does not disdain any method of pressuring countries that choose a sovereign path of development, those who do not wish to submit but freely and independently choose their own future, safeguarding their culture, tradition and values.” Washington has accused Russia and China of revisionism and of challenging the “rules-based world order.” The CIS was created in 1991 from the newly independent republics of the USSR. While the West is trying to foment new crises in their territory, Putin noted, there were plenty of real ones dating back to the Soviet Union’s break-up.

The Russian president pointed to the present conflict with Ukraine but also the recent border battles between Armenia and Azerbaijan, as well as Tajikistan and Kyrgyzstan, warning that “risks of destabilization are still growing”and threatening to expand to the entire Asia-Pacific. On the other hand, Putin noted, trade, industrial and investment cooperation between Russia and other CIS members has been increasing “in spite of pressure, blackmail and illegal sanctions from the US and its satellites.” In addition to Russia, Armenia, Azerbaijan, Belarus, Kazakhstan, Kyrgyzstan, Moldova, Tajikistan and Uzbekistan make up the CIS. Georgia left the organization in 2009 and Ukraine stopped participating after the US-backed coup in Kiev in 2014.

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“the notorious collective West” was unable to accept the inevitable collapse of the “old unipolar hegemony.”

Putin Outlines Goals Of ‘Geopolitical Adversaries’ (RT)

Russia’s adversaries in the West are willing to create crises and unleash violence anywhere in the post-Soviet world, Russian President Vladimir Putin claimed on Thursday. Addressing a meeting with the heads of intelligence for the Commonwealth of Independent States (CIS), Putin said Russia’s “geopolitical adversaries” are prepared to turn any country “into a ground zero of a crisis,” and to unleash “bloody massacres.”“We also know that the West is devising scenarios for inciting new conflicts in the CIS. But we already have enough of them,” Putin said by videolink. He pointed to the current military confrontation between Russia and Ukraine, as well as “what is happening on the borders of other CIS countries,” an apparent reference to recent border clashes between Armenia and neighboring Azerbaijan, as well as between Kyrgyzstan and Tajikistan.

All such conflicts have resulted from the collapse of the Soviet Union, Putin said, noting that this was “understandable.” “But the risks of destabilisation are growing again, including the risks of destabilisation in the entire Asia-Pacific region,” he added, claiming that “the notorious collective West” was unable to accept the inevitable collapse of the “old unipolar hegemony.” “We are seeing the difficult process of the forming of a more just world order,” the Russian president said. Putin has long spoken about the end of the so-called “unipolar” world dominated by the United States and its allies. In his infamous speech at the 2007 Munich Security Conference, he slammed Western leaders for deliberately eroding trust and said that a unipolar system was “not only unacceptable but also impossible” in the world today.

Earlier this month, during a meeting with his Chinese counterpart Xi Jinping, Putin said Western attempts to preserve the existing world order “have taken an absolutely ugly form lately.” The idea of a new “multipolar” world has been discussed in the West, too, most recently by German Chancellor Olaf Scholz, who told the World Economic Forum at Davos in May that he hopes for “more multilateralism” and “more international co-operation.” Following Moscow’s offensive in Ukraine, however, the West declared its intention to “isolate” Russia and imposed unprecedented sanctions on it. Russia views these actions as another manifestation of Western attempts to “contain” it and maintain the existing world order.

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“With NATO having tested underwater drones near Bornholm this summer, Russian Foreign Ministry spokeswoman Maria Zakharova called on Washington to “confess” to destroying the pipelines.”

US Puts Energy Operators On ‘Heightened Alert’ (RT)

US Energy Secretary Jennifer Granholm warned the American energy industry, including LNG tanker operators, to be on “high alert” after a series of explosions disabled Russia’s Nord Stream gas pipelines in the Baltic Sea. Moscow has suggested that the US was responsible for the blasts. “Everybody should be on high alert,” Granholm told Bloomberg on Wednesday, two days after the vital Russia-Europe gas conduits were taken out. With the flow of gas to Europe halted for the foreseeable future by the blasts, Granholm said the incident illustrated the risks to European countries of “relying on another entity for their energy.”

Multiple US officials have labeled the explosions, which occurred off the Danish island of Bornholm, as “apparent sabotage,” but have not blamed any one country or group. The attacks came after successive US administrations had been attempting to prevent the completion of Nord Stream 2 and convince European states to swap cheap Russian gas for the more expensive American liquefied natural gas. Furthermore, US President Joe Biden said in early February that the US would “end” Nord Stream 2 if Russian troops entered Ukraine, telling a reporter “I promise you, we will be able to do it.” With NATO having tested underwater drones near Bornholm this summer, Russian Foreign Ministry spokeswoman Maria Zakharova called on Washington to “confess” to destroying the pipelines.

“The scale of destruction indicates that it really was a sort of a [terrorist] act,” Kremlin spokesman Dmitry Peskov stated, adding that such an attack is unlikely to have happened “without the involvement of some state power.” Granholm’s warning suggests that the US is concerned about attacks on its own gas infrastructure, with LNG shipments in particular being a vulnerable point. The Sandia National Laboratories warned in 2004 that a deliberate attack on one of these ships could cause a fireball that would be hazardous to human health as far as 1.6 kilometers (1 mile) away. “Of course” LNG shipments to Europe should take more precautions, Granholm told Boomberg, adding “we have to be on heightened alert.”

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From sanctions.

Key Russian Black Sea Gas Pipeline Under Threat (RT)

If anything happens to the TurkStream natural gas pipeline, its operator won’t be able to repair the damage, since the Dutch government revoked their license due to EU sanctions against Russia, the US government-funded Radio Free Europe/Radio Liberty alleged on Thursday. RFE/RL claimed to have obtained a letter from Oleg Aksyutin, CEO of South Stream Transport BV, informing the company’s managers to stop all work and cancel contracts with Western suppliers. The letter is reportedly dated September 14, and says that the Netherlands where the company is registered – had canceled its operating license, effective September 17.

The suspension affects “all contracts related to the technical support of the gas pipeline,” including “design, manufacture, assembly, testing, repair, maintenance, and training,” according to the US outlet. South Stream Transport operates TurkStream, a pipeline finalized in 2020, which runs under the Black Sea to Türkiye and then on to Serbia and Hungary. It has an annual capacity of 33 billion cubic meters of gas. According to Reuters, SouthStream confirmed on Thursday that their license has been revoked, but said it had requested a resumption of the license and “will continue gas transportation.” While there are no reports about interruptions in the TurkStream supply, RFE/RL noted that much of the pipeline is at the depth of three kilometers, and needs to be constantly monitored for damage due to “seismic activity.”

The revelation comes just days after both Nord Stream pipelines under the Baltic Sea were disabled in a series of explosions, venting millions of cubic meters of gas into the water. Russian President Vladimir Putin has described the explosions as an “act of international terrorism” and Moscow intends to raise it before the UN Security Council. NATO said Thursday that the pipelines were damaged in what appeared to be a “deliberate, reckless, and irresponsible acts of sabotage,” promising to meet any attack on its critical infrastructure “with a united and determined response.” The US, which has long tried to stop NordStream and managed to derail TurkStream’s predecessor SouthStream – which the Dutch-based company was originally supposed to manage – has denied having anything to do with the Baltic Sea explosions.

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Can’t touch the FBI.

Durham Prosecutes FBI Informants, While Protecting Their Handlers (Sperry)

Danchenko’s legal team points out that he turned over an email to the FBI during a January 2017 meeting with agents and analysts that indicated a key dossier subsource may have been fictionalized. Stuart Sears, one of Danchenko’s attorneys, argued earlier this month in a motion to dismiss the charges that investigators “essentially ignored” any concerns they may have had about Danchenko’s sourcing, because they continued to renew the FISA warrants based upon it. Therefore, he argued, any lies his client allegedly told them were inconsequential, making them un-prosecutable under federal statutes requiring such false statements to have a “material” impact on a federal proceeding. While Durham did not dispute the FBI’s apparent complicity in the fraud, he waved it aside as immaterial to the case at hand.

“The fact that the FBI apparently did not identify or address these inconsistencies is of no moment,” he said in his filing. At the same time, Durham acknowledged agents allowed the fabrications to contaminate their wiretap warrants – noting they were “an important part of the FISA applications targeting Carter Page.” But he stopped short of blaming the FBI, even for incompetence. According to Durham, the nation’s premiere law enforcement agency was misled by a serial liar and con man. “He’s painting it as though the FBI was duped when the FBI was more than willing to take the initiative and go after Trump,” Kamenar said, adding that though Danchenko may have been a liar, he was a useful liar to FBI officials and others in the Justice Department who were pursuing Trump.

The special prosecutor’s indifference to the FBI’s role in the scandal is more remarkable in light of what Danchenko admitted in his January 2017 interviews with the FBI. He told investigators that much of what he reported to Steele was “word-of-mouth and hearsay,” while some was cooked up from “conversation that [he] had with friends over beers,” according to a declassified FBI summary of the interviews, which took place over three days. He confessed the most salacious allegations were made in “jest.” Still, the FBI continued to use Danchenko’s claims of a “well-developed conspiracy of cooperation” between Russia and Trump to convince the FISA court to allow investigators to continue to surveil Page, whom the FBI accused of masterminding the conspiracy based on Danchenko’s bogus rumors.

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Frm the least healthy country on earth..

US Offers A New Definition Of ‘Healthy’ (RT)

The US Food and Drug Administration (FDA) on Wednesday proposed a new set of standards that food products must meet to be labeled “healthy.” The new rules would align the definition, which has not been updated since 1994, with “current nutrition science,” the watchdog said in a statement. Under the updated definitions, in order to obtain a “healthy” label, the products should satisfy two criteria. First, they need to contain “a certain meaningful amount” of food from at least one of the food groups or subgroups recommended by the ‘Dietary Guidelines for Americans 2020-2025,’ such as fruit, vegetable or dairy. Second, the foods should adhere to specific limits of certain nutrients, such as saturated fat, sodium and added sugars.

The new standards would not only help people to build healthier diets but could also help to improve the quality of food products, the watchdog believes. According to the FDA, in a bid to secure a “healthy” label for their products, manufacturers might include more “fruits, vegetables, dairy and whole grains, and limit saturated fat, sodium, and added sugars” in their products.“Today’s action is just one part of the agency’s ongoing commitment to reduce diet-related chronic diseases and advance health equity,” the FDA, which is part of the Health Department, said. Nutrition-related illnesses are now “the leading cause of death and disability in the country,” according to the agency.

By providing manufacturers with clear guidelines, and customers with clear labels on packaging, the FDA hopes to help people “to build healthy eating patterns” and thus to improve public health in general. The watchdog is suggesting a comprehensive approach to a healthy diet. Under the new rules, some products which currently cannot be labeled “healthy” can eventually get this mark by becoming part of “a diet consistent with current dietary recommendations.” As examples of such products, the FDA cites nuts, seeds, higher-fat fish such as salmon, as well as certain oils.

The public consultations on the proposal will last 90 days. Meanwhile, the FDA is also looking for a new, easily recognizable logo for the labeling of “healthy” products. According to the ‘Dietary Guidelines,’ more than 80% of US residents aren’t eating enough vegetables, fruit and dairy, while most people consume too much added sugars, saturated fats and sodium. The World Population Review this year placed the US in 12th place globally for population obesity, with more than 36% of Americans categorized as obese.

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Well-being pays less than profits.

NHS Nurses Not Eating At Work In Order To Feed Their Children (G.)

Some nurses are so hard up that they are having to not eat at work in order to feed and clothe their children, research among hospital bosses has found. Lack of money is also prompting some NHS staff to call in sick in the days before they get paid because they can no longer afford the travel costs for their shift. Others are taking a second job outside the NHS in an effort to make ends meet. The impact of the cost of living crisis on health service workers in England has emerged in a survey of chief executives, chairs and other senior figures in health trusts undertaken by NHS Providers, which represents trusts. Miriam Deakin, the director of policy and strategy at NHS Providers, said: “There are heart-rending stories of nurses choosing between eating during the day and being able to buy a school uniform for their children at home.


“Increasing numbers of nurses and other staff, particularly in the lower pay bands, are finding they are unable to afford to work in the NHS.” More than a quarter (27%) of trusts already operate food banks for staff, and another 19% plan to open one, to help relieve the acute financial difficulties faced by staff. The survey also found that some staff: Are stopping contributing to their NHS pension in order to free up cash.Cannot fill up their cars because of petrol price rises. Have mental health issues due to the stress of paying their bills. The situation is so serious that some low-paid health staff, such as healthcare assistants, are quitting their jobs in the NHS and taking better-paid roles in pubs and shops instead, NHS chiefs said.

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Malhotra.

Cardiologist: The Greatest Miscarriage Of Medical Science (ToI)

A personal loss and tragedy made Dr Aseem Malhotra look into the evidence on COVID vaccines, specifically the mRNA vaccines. In his recent research paper, Dr Malhotra, a National Health Service (NHS) trained cardiologist, has ‘critically appraised’ the true benefits and potential harms of the messenger ribonucleic acid (mRNA) coronavirus disease (COVID) vaccines. “I suffered quite a personal tragedy with the sudden death of my father in July last year. He was a very fit and well man. He was 73 years old. During the whole lockdown he was walking 10 to 15 thousand steps a day. He was very conscientious of his diet,” he told a media outlet. “I had assessed his heart a few years earlier, and in fact he had actually improved his lifestyle since then,” he adds.

Dr Malhotra has said that his father’s rapidly progressive coronary artery disease and sudden cardiac arrest was most likely due to the mRNA product. “His postmortem findings really shocked me. There were two severe blockages in his coronary arteries, which did not really make any sense. As a cardiologist and intimately knowing my dad’s lifestyle and health,” he says. Not long after that data started emerging on the possible link between mRNA vaccine and increased risk of heart attacks. From a mechanism of increasing inflammation around the coronary arteries. “Re-analysis of randomised controlled trials using the messenger ribonucleic acid (mRNA) technology suggests a greater risk of serious adverse events from the vaccines than being hospitalised from Covid-19,” writes Malhotra in peer-reviewed Journal of Insulin Resistance.

“Pharmacovigilance systems and real-world safety data, coupled with plausible mechanisms of harm, are deeply concerning, especially in relation to cardiovascular safety,” he writes in the paper and adds that mirroring a potential signal from the Pfizer Phase 3 trial, a significant rise in cardiac arrest calls to ambulances in England was seen in 2021, with similar data emerging from Israel in the 16–39-year-old age group. I was one of the first to receive two doses of Pfizer’s messenger ribonucleic acid (mRNA) vaccine and though my individual risk was small due to my optimal metabolic health, “the main reason I took the jab was to prevent transmission of the virus to my vulnerable patients” writes the doctor in his paper.

To steer clear of what he considered as anti-vax propaganda at that time, he was asked to appear on Good Morning Britain to convince film director Gurinder Chadha, Order of the British Empire (OBE) to take the shot. A research study published in November 2021 in Circulation caught his attention, he says. “In over 500 middle-aged patients under regular follow up, using a predictive score model based on inflammatory markers that are strongly correlated with risk of heart attack, the mRNA vaccine was associated with significantly increasing the risk of a coronary event within fiveyears from 11% pre-mRNA vaccine to 25% 2–10 weeks post mRNA vaccine,” he writes. “I wondered whether my father’s Pfizer vaccination, which he received six months earlier, could have contributed to his unexplained premature death and so I began to critically appraise the data,” he adds.

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Great profits for Fauci.

Safe and Effective: A Second Opinion (Oracle)

Safe and Effective: A Second Opinion shines a light on Covid-19 vaccine injuries and bereavements, but also to takes an encompassing look at the systemic failings that appear to have enabled them. We look at leading analysis of pharmaceutical trials, the role of the MHRA in regulating these products, the role of the SAGE behavioural scientists in influencing policy and the role of the media and Big Tech companies in supressing free and open debate on the subject.

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    Pavel Filonov The Kolkhoznik (Member of a Collective Farm) 1931   • Kremlin Reveals Next Step On Donbass, Kherson, And Zaporozhye (RT) • Erdogan
    [See the full post at: Debt Rattle September 30 2022]

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    As I read more I am having real doubts about Meloni. Just based on the company she keeps, I am inclined to consider her to be controlled opposition. Maybe we were a bit too hopeful for genuine opposition in an EU country, other than Orban.

    Look at her track record and it is very difficult to see what separates her from Macron. Sure, the MSM are demonising her, but she supports everything they support apart from woke. Either she is so ambitious that she has already sold out or she is just another promoted tool of the people trying to enslave us. I have a feeling that this will have the same ending as Greece. She will do severe danage to te country and it will take a long, long time to recover. Will WEF march in before she is finished and offer her salvation in return for enslaving the Italian masses? We shall see.

    Rule number one: there is nothing good in politics, just more bad and less bad.

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    Snakes are beautiful. I watched a stunning olive green snake making its way across a white concrete road a few days ago. Not as flamboyant as this garter snake but very beautiful.

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    Got to love the British press, using Truss and the darkie chancellor as fall guys for all the mistakes that started with their heroes, people like Maggie and Blair. I guess we all need a fall guy and a darkie and someone seen to be completely moronic as FM appear to fit the bill for the land owners.

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    If anything happens to the TurkStream natural gas pipeline

    How else will the west strangle Russia? The USA/NATO block has become a terrorist, much like the USA/NATO/ISIS block.

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    aspnaz
    Participant

    Some nurses are so hard up that they are having to not eat at work in order to feed and clothe their children, research among hospital bosses has found.

    I must admit that I normally just skip Guradian links, I respect my brain so would not normally let it read that traitorous garbage. This sentence caught my eye, mostly because it is so corny that I have not read something like this for a couple of years. Of course, I did not read the rest of the article, but I am amazed that they are still selling copy with this crap. Hospital bosses are very aware that their nurses are living in poverty and starving? If true, all you can say is that those who willingly accept slavery deserve slavery.

    #117278
    Afewknowthetruth
    Participant

    The assertion that doubling atmospheric CO2 will make little difference to average temperature is completely illogical and contrary to all known science.

    It is like saying that it’s just as easy to fire bullets through a dense forest many kilometres thick without hitting a tree as through a small thicket.

    Once again clever cherry picking and selective use of words is used to generate a completely false narrative.

    Remember is not just about absorption of radiation: it’s about absorption and re-emission of radiation over and over again.

    And of course, if atmospheric CO2 were allowed to double, that would terminate much of the life in the oceans via acidification and disturbance to the bicarbonate cycle -which is already on the cusp of collapse.

    The profits to be made from extracting and selling hydrocarbons far exceed anything big pharma can come up with. And, of course, the entire Ponzi financial system is predicated on extraction and burning of fossil fuels at an INCREASING RATE. Hence the zero action in actually curtailing emissions after 25 years of ‘climate talks’. And a whole load of scams instead.

    We will definitely go extinct, taking down most of the biosphere with us, via ‘crash and burn’. We are not sure when, but 2040 to 2050 still looks the most likely decade for human extinction, since we will break through the upper safe level of 450 ppm around 2032 and exacerbate numerous climate feedbacks.

    #117279
    sinnycool
    Participant

    Agreed fully re your post on CO2 doubling, well said.

    #117280
    anticlimactic
    Participant

    Part of Ukraine is now Russia but not all of this territory is under Russian control. There are in effect Ukrainian soldiers on ‘Russian’ soil.

    I am sure that Russia will move swiftly and with strength to remove these Ukrainians.

    I am still wondering about what Russia’s plans are for Odessa.

    #117281
    Red
    Participant

    This is amusing being “woke” seems to mean it’s all about me period. No thought about anyone or anything beyond that. Brilliant genius’ at work here. No need to worry about CO2 levels getting too high, with these bright lights leading the way.

    Couple contaminate drought-stricken town’s water supply by dyeing waterfall blue for gender reveal

    https://www.independent.co.uk/climate-change/news/brazil-waterfall-blue-gender-reveal-b2177704.html

    #117284
    aspnaz
    Participant

    AFKTT said

    And of course, if atmospheric CO2 were allowed to double, that would terminate much of the life in the oceans via acidification and disturbance to the bicarbonate cycle -which is already on the cusp of collapse.

    The oldest fish fossils are 500m years old, since that time carbon levels have been over 2000. The fish survived, they still exist, so why do you think an increase to 500 will destroy all fish? Doesn’t make sense to me unless other factors are involved.

    For those not dying to die of CO2, here is the most amusing graph of CO2 levels … the graph predicts CO2 levels to 2500 and you will notice that a few years after today, the levels hit the roof … this is typical green bullshit, now they are able to predict the future based on fairies? It is certainly not based on science …. https://earth.org/data_visualization/a-brief-history-of-co2. I despise these people because they are trying to steal tax dollars which causes me grief.

    #117285
    boscohorowitz
    Participant

    “Once all the available energy is absorbed”: but it isn’t a “once”, it’s a perpetual stream. In space, the sun never stops shining, and the world’s atmosphere is constantly exposed to this, directly by radiation of half the planet’s surface, indirectly by conduction and convection.

    The sunglasses analogy: wear those sunglasses in a sealed space where the sunlight can’t escape except some radiation back through the window that lets the sunlight in (as is the case with our planet and its surrounding atmosphere. Those sunglasses will grow steadily hotter and hotter.

    It’s a cute trick, this meme, but it doesn’t fit basic science as even I understand it, and I am no scientist, just a guy who thinks for himself… oh wait. Thinking for yourself is the foundation of science. Hey! Maybe I’m a genius! Woohoo!

    #117286
    boscohorowitz
    Participant

    As for selfish wokesters: they hardly have a monopoly. Conservative patriots love fireworks to celebrate our wars, in the process triggering major PTSD episodes in the actual veteran soldiers who fought those wars.

    Let’s form ideological camps and fling poo! Poo mounted on fireworks! Into the local drinking water reservoir!

    #117287
    boscohorowitz
    Participant

    I see many people confusing outrage against climate change exploitation (“green” “energy”, both words needing quotes when used by green energy hucksters)with the actual concept of global climate disruption via warming (increased retention of solar radiation). Whatever “then truth” is, those topics are nonetheless entirely separate at their foundations.

    #117288
    aspnaz
    Participant

    boscohorowitz said

    “Once all the available energy is absorbed”

    The CO2 post said

    Once all the available energy in that band has been absorbed

    Nice try. The lies of the looney left.

    boscohorowitz said

    but it isn’t a “once”, it’s a perpetual stream.

    We are speaking English here, disingenuous claptrap does not help. More looney left.

    #117289
    boscohorowitz
    Participant

    Music for energy grid disruption )if one can play piano well enough or has an ancient wind-up Victrola record player and an old 78rpm recording.

    #117290
    aspnaz
    Participant

    boscohorowitz said

    Conservative patriots love fireworks to celebrate our wars, in the process triggering major PTSD episodes in the actual veteran soldiers who fought those wars.

    The majority of whom are conservatives. We appreciate your concern for conservatives, especially after your Obummer tried to kill so many in his perpetual wars. Faux concern is so slimy.

    #117292
    boscohorowitz
    Participant

    No, you’re wrong. (That was kinda fun.)

    “Once all the available energy in that band has been absorbed”

    This allegedly loony leftist (I’m certainly loony but no more “left” than “right”) points out that the particular band of electro-magnetic radiation is also incessantly pouring into the atmosphere.

    You’re in over your head. Science is not politics, and the two mix as dangerously as politics and religion. Science is about logic and data, not political outrage. But whatever, keep on calling me names. It seems to give you a kind of relief.

    We can’t all disagree and be correct at the same time, except maybe in some multiverse built on complimentary ambiguity. Some times we’re right; sometimes we’re wrong. I say: let’s take turns!

    Here, have some names to call me:

    Vile epithets

    I prefer to be called a deturpate doghole, fwiw. You can add “liberal” or “leftist” if it pleases you although it’s not factually correct. Facts are SO lame, right? *smooch*

    #117293
    aspnaz
    Participant

    boschohorowitz said

    Science is about logic and data, not political outrage.

    Really? What world do you live in, the AGW world? The Covid vaccine world? Science is mostly witchcraft.

    #117294
    Dr. D
    Participant

    Pound breaks, in a counterattack, apparently SOFR, the replacement to LIBOR, breaks. Both have recovered order at this point. Luongo’s theory is that they are trying to regain power over the Fed. The Fed has historically “Had to” lower or raise based on EUROPE’s conditions and hardships, leaving it no monetary policy that is U.S.-focused. They become the neck that turns the head. SOFR attempts to sever the issue of whenever London gets a cold, the U.S. has to choke down chicken soup.

    Talk about the pipeline and a lot to think, but there’s nothing special about it, or Germany, or the negotiating point. Suppose Germany just opened NS2 and kept it open the whole time: “They” (whoever did it, aka “Joe”) would still just blow it. Open, closed, denied, opened, who cares? Result is the same. Germany may have been trying to thread the needle at 100mph and missed by playing this way. Point – Who cares if it was “before it opened”? Didn’t Joe say he would blow it up whatever? And Russia may have mobilized not from the vote but knowing this would happen…that is, WWIII, and is unstoppable. That is, the definitive spread of a regional war to a broad one.

    “The Pentagon is also working to manufacture … 18 brand-new High Mobility Artillery Rocket Systems (HIMARS)”

    Yes, the HIMARS are ready…presently the ore is in the mine. No problem! We just need to move the ore to the smelter, then the train, then the factory, then the assembly, then the…

    What did they say, three years? I think that matters.

    Meanwhile, yesterday’s link says since they ran through all large, then all medium 150mm, Ukraine is now running through all 100mm artillery while Russia is every minute outranging them with 150mm. That’s like the cowboys and indians: here, you get a flint arrow…and I get a lever Winchester. Which is Biden’s genocide plan.

    What if… What if they do mean a “Long war” against Russia. And if Ukraine doesn’t work, we fall back to “when Ukie’s used up, Poland takes umbrage and tag-teams them.”? Then Czech, then Germany, then… So that Russia fights one or another whole nation for the next 40 years?

    Remember, Russia’s weakness is having no men and too much territory to cover. That’s why Biden has a slavic genocide. Poland just declared war on Russia. Even if they only knew it was happening and didn’t do it themselves. Nuland is swapping Germany as center of Europe for Poland. Poland is now the bigger, better, more important country. Which might make sense but is still a declaration of war on Germany and the general EU.

    “ Russia Mulling Face-to-Face Nuclear Arms Treaty Talks with US (ZH)”

    We are Not Agreement Capable, but it will expose us (again) when we break it (again).

    “Unipolar hegemony is inexorably collapsing, this is an objective reality that the West categorically refuses to accept, and we see everything that follows from this.”

    As the Devils Advocate, I would like to object to this, but I have nothing to object with. It’s not that simple, but in the astrological view, it is: Aquarius is displacing Pisces. Man and hierarchies are being displaced with knowledge and decentralization. 1,000 times worse than the Bond market dropping every day for all our adult lives, no one even has books about what it was like 2,000 years ago when Pisces came in.

    “[Putin] said that a unipolar system was “not only unacceptable but also impossible” in the world today.”

    That would mean China has issues. They can provide historical autonomy to their ethnics and provinces though. As a 2,000 year cycle the tide takes bloody forever to come in, little use to us down here in the human scale.

    US Puts Energy Operators on ‘Heightened Alert’ (RT)”

    Oh, I dunno. Why would they accommodate your plans and desires? Wouldn’t it be better to attack elsewhere, or just keep knocking off food and refineries and finish choking you out? General Winter is coming.

    “US officials have labeled the explosions, … as “apparent sabotage,”

    Mercy the crap we put up with! It’s still an accident? Because “We dunno”! “I’m not a biologist, how would I know such expert things???” Could be an immaculate earthquake that just happened to go of in four different locations all of which happen to be on top of the pipeline. Why not? It’s possible! AYFKM.

    And the people? “Yup, Russia wot dun it!” Says all Poland, Germany, Virginia, SF…

    “a deliberate attack on one of these ships could cause a fireball that would be hazardous to human health as far as 1.6 kilometers (1 mile) away.”

    And in the center of the city off-loading. Centralization won’t work, it’s too vulnerable.

    “Durham Prosecutes FBI Informants, while Protecting Their Handlers (Sperry)”

    Go Durham. “Durham is coming.”

    “US Offers a New Definition of ‘Healthy’ (RT)”

    Merriam-Webster remains white-hot.

    NHS: with the recent housing rises here, U.S. nurses are widely priced out of the market. Now you’ve become one of the highest-paid professionals. If your Millennial members (now 30), can’t afford a house or rent, much less a 2-week vacation once a year, you’ve done something very, very wrong. The Social Contract is broken. They Great Resignation, as we see. And when the Nurses, of which there are more than enough, resign to do other things, the health system doesn’t bother to adjust and pay them. They just put ratios to 75:1 (in nursing homes). Whiskey Tango.

    So it’s probably happening in some places, to some people at that level. And the Admins TOTALLY know, and still do nothing (here), then with a admin ratio 10x higher than 1960, hire more admins and analysts to figure out why. Remember, Admin BONUSES – not pay, just bonus – was enough to pay for 100 nurses. ..They went with the bonus. …Maybe we can get to 100:1 patient ratios, nothing’s broken yet!

    Marking that the upper limit has been declared to be 450ppm. Not picking it up.

    #117295
    generic
    Participant

    The CO2 saturation myth dates back to 1900.

    #117296
    oxymoron
    Participant

    People should be able to get their knickers in a knot over whatever they want but let’s be clear – we are chatting about climate change and/or pollution – on computers- made with lithium and rare earth metals, powered largely by coal at some level and sending messages in to outer space and getting data vacuumed by Oligarchs and Intel agencies.

    We. Just. Aren’t. That. Special.

    Or holy; so lighten up, for the sake of the popcorn lovers here watching clownworld.

    Man seperate from nature is not possible. We are nature. My two cents anywayyys 🙂

    Dr D. I have been thinking similar re pipeline. There is not much in the way of evidence or even gut feeling to suggest that war is NOT going to spread and move like fire through dry kindling. All is in play. Debt, lack of options both High and Low – (but grown food now and always for us down low) and the Turchin’s the Nenners the Deagles, the BBB’s and Davos.
    It seems all in to me – just got to keep on keeping on and prepare accordingly

    Again, can we be a bit nicer through the keypad. bosco and dr etc are actual people – the screen can make a 4th wall seem far fetched but the feeling you get in YOURSELF when you poke holes in the idea instead of the man or woman is more serene.
    And you get the added bonus of coming across as more adult and much more likely to be listened to.

    #117297
    zerosum
    Participant

    The WEB, THE EYE OF GOD
    Read more …
    Access to what they did,
    Access to what they are doing,
    Access to their plans
    Access to secrets
    ——–
    It’s a multipolar world.

    Look at the rubble …. look at the destruction … look at the poverty … look at the Pain/tears

    Florida’s hurricane …. Ukraine’s conflict …. Afghanistan ……
    ——–
    Look at the waste, misuse, inefficiencies of diminishing energy/resources
    ——-
    SEE THE LIES
    SEE THE PROPAGANDA
    ———
    Dr Aseem Malhotra look into the evidence on COVID vaccines, specifically the mRNA vaccines.
    Read more …

    recent research paper

    https://insulinresistance.org/index.php/jir/article/view/71

    HOME ▶ VOL 5, NO 1 (2022) ▶ MALHOTRA
    Review Article
    Curing the pandemic of misinformation on COVID-19 mRNA vaccines through real evidence-based medicine – Part 1
    Aseem Malhotra

    Journal of Insulin Resistance | Vol 5, No 1 | a71 | DOI: https://doi.org/10.4102/jir.v5i1.71 | © 2022 Aseem Malhotra | This work is licensed under CC Attribution 4.0
    Submitted: 10 June 2022 | Published: 26 September 2022
    View pdf file
    https://insulinresistance.org/index.php/jir/article/view/71/224
    ———-
    Read more …

    #117298
    Alexander Carpenter
    Participant

    Science is not “logical;” science is factual.
    It is people that are “logical,” and they can only be logical with what they know and within the constraints of how they think. And logic only works in a simple-minded way, with few elements, even when multiple syllogisms are tortured into interacting.
    Logic is rhetoric, and misleads the ignorant and stupid into traps of folly.
    Everything that AFKTT says may be “logical,” but it has all been falsified by facts, and his insecure claque trots right along, using (can you believe it?) AFKTT as an “authority.”
    “Ocean acidification” is his latest fatuous claim, with no actual physical evidence to support it, only “logic” that leaves out most of the facts and is based on in vitro “experiments” that include a tiny subset of the complex interactions found in Nature (in vivo). The kindest thing we can say about that is that it’s pretentious and pathetic.
    And most pathetic of all is that the actual, increasingly complexity-aware science is available to all who can look past the politicization of pseudo-science and the propaganda-driven belief-structures and status-seeking alignments of the insecure and cowardly (or at least hypocritical).
    That this nascent science it still indeterminate should only bother the neurotic who find emotional solace in certainty within the Mob.
    Snap out of it!

    #117299
    boscohorowitz
    Participant

    “Science is mostly witchcraft.”

    Well, then. That settles that. Entropy is just an evil spell, and gravity is something to do with magic elves who live at the core of the planet.

    Carry on, brave warrior. It’s fun to express oneself on the internet! Relax, dude: none of us are right all the time. Not even you.

    #117300
    D Benton Smith
    Participant

    If your sense of humor is as dark as mine then you will see how amusingly funny it is that all of these people ferociously demanding the democracy and free speech that they think are being denied to them, are living smack in the middle of total democracy and absolutely free speech. By the way, such a free speech democracy would have to be one in which EVERYONE (no exceptions!) has a say and can say any damned thing they want . . . which INCLUDES free speech and a democratic “vote” for the guys who want total authoritarian dictatorship and absolute censorship of all wrongthink.

    You asked for freedom of speech and deed?

    Well, there your have it. Any complaints?

    #117301

    Doc Robinson- thanks for that info yesterday.

    #117302
    John Day
    Participant

    Oxymoron pointsout the value of polite and orderly discourse, more like Lavrov and less like Nubiland et. al.

    There are a lot of different battlefields in this WW-3 for global economic system.
    The crumbling status-quo controls the monetary side of trade/economy, and has completely corrupted it. It is so leaky and wastefulthat it cannibalizes corruptive economies. It cannot be reformed (see 2008) and isalready failing to respond to more-promissary-notes.
    Currently, dollars are being tightened up, after decades of looseness, causing a dollar-shortage, while everything was set to run with loose/free money. This should cause massive $US debt defaults in the world next year.
    What if you default on dollar debt and somebody willtrade with you outside the $US financial regime?
    What if they can’t ship you anything because the seas are beset with US Navy? What if they can’t send you any oil or gas because the pipeline is blown up. Do you have a railway?

    The attack on the money-weak-spot can be met with an attack on the movement of real stuff.
    It is a war of denial to the enemy-consortium. Who can outlast whom?
    It’s a big world. Lots of dying-of-want is baked in to this scenario.

    NATO Admirals can block shipping, but cannot fully protect it, like shipping to Taiwan, Japan, middle-east, and Australia.

    The side which parasitizes is in decline, but can deny life. The side which creates is ascending, and can provide the necessities of life if-and-only-if you have a safe transport channel.
    Can you survive, people of Gaia?
    How many Where? How?

    Is a LNG tanker set to be a false-flag? How can I even keep up.
    Russia has to secure the Zaparozhye nuclear power plant from artillery, including the long-distance stuff that NATO is supplying Ukraine now. The Ukrainian army taking orders from NATO isproblematic, and is killing Ukrainians. Long-range-weapons attack range will reach the Ukrainian border with Poland when? Russia does not want to take that much.
    NATO is playing a game of “secretly” attacking Russia, which everybody knows, butRussia is not saying, just like Germany is not saying that NATO blew up Germany’s winter-survival prospects.

    What is NATO? Hungary, Germany, Greece, France, Italy, UK, Turkey…
    Can NATO mutiny?

    #117303
    boscohorowitz
    Participant

    discuss (bosco text experiment)

    #117304
    boscohorowitz
    Participant

    discuss

    #117305
    zerosum
    Participant

    Homeless refugees will be moving north, out of destroyed Florida
    Water, sewage, roads, electricity, transportation, food, shelter, yacht, loan leverage destroyed.

    #117306
    boscohorowitz
    Participant
    #117307
    That Bloke
    Participant

    https://substackcdn.com/image/fetch/f_auto,q_auto:good,fl_progressive:steep/https%3A%2F%2Fbucketeer-e05bbc84-baa3-437e-9518-adb32be77984.s3.amazonaws.com%2Fpublic%2Fimages%2F142da4c9-c3c0-41b0-9ebe-b65e21dde91e_1077x715.jpeg

    #117308
    zerosum
    Participant

    Biden will stop the aid to Ukraine, because, he will need to aid/spend for the cleanup of Florida

    #117309
    boscohorowitz
    Participant

    “Science is not “logical;” science is factual.”

    The understanding that made gravity a fact that we can use to orbit satellites, etc., required logic. Science uses logic to understand existing facts and discover new facts.

    “What goes up must come down” was a “fact” until we understood, via logic, gravity as a certain kind of attractive ‘force’ or ‘field’ or (we still don’t know ‘what’ gravity is) that could be opposed via thrust so that what goes up doesn’t come down, like Voyager, currently approaching genuine interstellar space.

    Just because dogmatic greenies and covidiots use the word science a lot doesn’t invalidate or redefine essential scientific methodology.

    Tune in tomorrow when we redefine ‘sex’, having exhaustively redefined ‘gender’.

    #117310
    anticlimactic
    Participant

    The ONLY evidence of ‘man-made’ global warming is that between 1970 and 1998 both CO2 levels and global warming were increasing. In 1998 global warming stopped, showing that the warming was a correlation and NOT causation.

    A new ‘man-made’ disaster had to be invented : Climate Change. This is normally just unusual weather that has happened before.

    It has been likened to a religion and the followers believe ANY prediction without the need for any proof [or intelligence!]. When predictions fail it is not a problem as new predictions will be made. The belief is based on ignorance so is incredibly difficult to argue against as they do not realise how ignorant they are. They ‘know’ they are correct so deny any facts which contradict the dogma. Unless people question they won’t find out.

    Some say we are now living in a new Dark Age where science just becomes a matter of belief. Even the basic fact of male or female is now just a matter of belief to some.

    It does make a few people very rich of course!

    #117311
    boscohorowitz
    Participant

    Aid to Ukraine, if stopped, will be because USNATO has no more use for Ukraine. THey can send billions to Florida the same way they sent trillions to most Americans in the form of covid stimulus checks.

    #117312
    boscohorowitz
    Participant

    “A new ‘man-made’ disaster had to be invented : Climate Change.”

    No, you’re wrong. The initial science was about climate change caused by atmospheric warming, and many models predicted wild weather oscillations, both cooling and heating, as a result of increased infrared absorption by increased CO2.

    Let us try to distinguish popular scientism (” a religion and the followers believe ANY prediction without the need for any proof “) from genuine scientific endeavor. Genuine scientific endeavor requires one to reach one’s own conclusions with or without recourse to prevailing academic consensus on what has been scientifically proven or not, and what is ‘scientific’ or not.

    Science is thinking for yourself and separating one’s interpretations of said data from what the datas appears to suggest. It’s something done by individuals (often in teams). It’s not a thing. It’s an action.

    #117313
    boscohorowitz
    Participant

    Today is AI Day.

    Oy vey.

    #117314
    boscohorowitz
    Participant

    There is science, and there is scientism, and then there is mere Russian pipeline leaks spark climate fears as huge volumes of methane spew into the atmosphere

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