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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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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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    boscohorowitz
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    FROM THE ABOVE HEADLINE’S KEY TALKING POINTS:

    “Climate scientists acknowledged that it is hard to accurately quantify the exact size of the emissions and say the leaks are a “wee bubble in the ocean” compared to the massive amounts of methane emitted around the world every day.
    Nonetheless, environmental campaigners argue the incident reaffirms that the risk of sabotage or an accident makes fossil infrastructure a “ticking time bomb.”
    Denmark’s Energy Agency said emissions from the gas leaks correspond to about one-third of the country’s annual greenhouse gas emissions.”

    #117316
    boscohorowitz
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    “it is hard to accurately quantify the exact size of the emissions”

    SHould be a piece of cake: pipeline x miles long, x centimeters wide, filled with methane at x pressure.

    Sipshits galore in today’s academia and such.

    #117317
    anticlimactic
    Participant

    Experiment to see if I can add a graphic!

    #117318
    zerosum
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    IAN has release food galore for every living thing – from termites, black mold, ants, rats, to gators. Humans will be outnumbered and driven to less competitive places/environment.

    #117319
    boscohorowitz
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    ‘then there is mere’… bullshit, I meant to write.

    #117320
    D Benton Smith
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    The basic position (pro or con) that people take in the Russian war-zone referendums is an excellent barometer of where those same people stand on all of the other existentially “hot” topics swirling around all over the place.. That’s kinda interesting, dontcha think?

    #117321
    zerosum
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    Florida, (IAN), has created a new definition ….
    Trailer trash is a derogatory North American English term for poor people living in a trailer or a mobile home. It is particularly used to denigrate white people living in such circumstances and can be considered to fall within the category of racial/ethnic slurs.

    #117322
    anticlimactic
    Participant

    Climate ‘Change’

    Siberia hit 100 Fahrenheit recently – so did Gnome Alaska in 1915

    Russia had a problem with crops some years ago due to a kink in the jetstream – it happened previously in 1889

    Australia’s Victoria province has floods every 21 years. It was predicted by climate activists that they would stop coming. They build desalination plants and filled the reservoir meant to store floodwater. The floods came and people died

    California has had droughts lasting 1,000 years. It only became wetter as Europeans were landing on the west coast.

    The ‘predictions’ are that it will become hotter/colder/wetter/drier somewhere sometime. Wow! How vague can you get? Computer models written by activists are hardly a reliable source of information, especially when they refuse to share the source-code so it can be checked by grown-ups.

    The bad weather may be unusual but has normally also happened in the past meaning it is not reliant on the current composition of the atmosphere. Predicting there will be bad weather and blaming ‘x’ is total garbage science.

    #117323
    WES
    Participant

    If you ever wonder why Bill Barr appointed Durham as special prosecutor, on his way out the door, now you see why! Nobody in power ever gets touched! So never ask for a special prosecutor!

    Afew sure isn’t going to like the CO2 info chart! Dr. D take another victory lap!

    #117324
    John Day
    Participant

    A useful point to consider is that the human species has had a very unusual 300 years, with mostly stable weather, industrialization with fossil-fuel windfall, iron for machinery, copper for electrical generation and transmission, instantaneous global communication, vast information storage and search capabilities, and so on.

    This 300 years is ending and we are arguing about which part of that is most fearsome, rather than securing our needs for the relatively near future, which is WW-3.

    The main predictable feature of WW-3 is the blocking of international trade, because the teams can more easily deny each other than supply themselves.

    #117325
    John Day
    Participant

    Putin says Russia is bigger now and forever, and that US benefitted from Nordstream sabotage, and that it is “clear to everybody who did it”.
    https://www.zerohedge.com/geopolitical/watch-live-putin-declares-annexation-eastern-ukraine

    #117326
    zerosum
    Participant

    https://www.moonofalabama.org/2022/09/ukraine-four-oblasts-join-russia.html#more
    Ukraine – Four Oblasts Join Russia

    Any attempt to attack them is now an attack on Russia. They are under full protection of the Russian Federation, its military and those of its allies.

    For Ukraine to continue the war will mean the assured defeat of its army and further dismemberment as more regions will join Russia and Poland, Hungary and Romania will try to take the regions of Ukraine they previously controlled.

    ‘Western’ propaganda calls the votes for to join Russia a ‘sham’ and the process an ‘annexation’. But the votes were very real. The very high results for joining Russia are understandable Ukraine rejected these people and as those who oppose Russia have long left those regions.

    #117327
    John Day
    Participant

    Rearranging the deck chairs on the Titanic, squabbling over how to line them up, is a form of denial of reality.

    Denial reduces cognitive dissonance, but does not deal with the urgencies of reality.

    #117328
    D Benton Smith
    Participant

    The roles have been reversed in this fading Age of Empires, The West is no longer the center, and all those who covet power will gravitate to the new center (wherever that settles out to be) to remain players in the Great Game. Most will very quickly forget that the sun used to rise and set in Brussels, London, and NY/DC. They will forget because it doesn’t matter, and there will be REAL present-time things that DO matter, so that’s where their time, attention and treasure will go. They will be too busy at that to giver their old stomping ground much notice, except as a colony to be exploited.
    The game now for PEOPLE is to protect our interests against the new Centers of Power. And the word “our” does not apply to the former U.S. government. Screw the old government. They are EVAPORATING faster than the mind can follow. I’m talking about us, the people.
    We’re faced with the likelihood of becoming a rustic outpost of easily ripped off local yokels if we don’t keep our eyes open stick up for our rights.

    #117330
    D Benton Smith
    Participant

    The Powers That Be have openly declared that they have the power to take away ALL of the power of the people who constitute their respective countries. In response to that proclamation the people of those respective countries have replied, “WHAT power are you thinking about in particular? The only power that you have as the government is the directed power of us, the people of the country. That’s all the power that there is. There isn’t any other source of material power, so if WE the people do NOT have the power to live, or eat, or stay warm, or make and sell things, then where is all your ‘Official’ governmental ‘Power’ going to come from, exactly?”

    In other words, the “All Powerful” elite leadership of a SHITHOLE, is as “powerful” as a hole full of shit…… please pardon my French.

    Reality has come knockin’ for the late great Western Empire . . . . . and quite possibly most of the depraved lunatic Cabal that’s been running it into the ground.

    Things could get real salty during the transition, or maybe not, but one thing is for damned sure EITHER way : The “West” is OVER for a long time to come, and will not be coming back at scale anytime soon either.

    #117331
    oldandtired
    Participant

    @boscohorowitz

    The Powers That Be have openly declared that they have the power to take away ALL of the power of the people who constitute their respective countries. In response to that proclamation the people of those respective countries have replied, “WHAT power are you thinking about in particular? The only power that you have as the government is the directed power of us, the people of the country. That’s all the power that there is. There isn’t any other source of material power, so if WE the people do NOT have the power to live, or eat, or stay warm, or make and sell things, then where is all your ‘Official’ governmental ‘Power’ going to come from, exactly?”

    I am Number 7! Who is Number 1?

    “You are Number 1!”

    Time to stop being The Prisoner

    #117332
    Doc Robinson
    Participant

    oxy: “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.”

    I’m convinced that people (including me) post comments here as a way of trying to feel better somehow. There are many possible strategies to feel better, including putting others down to feel better about oneself, making assertions which prop up the appraisal (mostly self-appraisal) of one’s intelligence and understanding of complex situations, reinforcing one’s sense of control, being part of a group, and being helpful in some way to people and animals, etc.

    Ad hominems and personal criticisms seem to tell me more about the critic than the criticized.

    #117333
    D Benton Smith
    Participant

    @DocRobinson

    I think you are right, and I will try to reform, but don’t expect me to get better all at once.

    #117334
    boscohorowitz
    Participant

    Not sure why you directed your remark at me, old and tired, while quoting someone else.

    #117335
    boscohorowitz
    Participant

    “I’m convinced that people (including me) post comments here as a way of trying to feel better somehow.”

    I’d say that’s true of 99.9% of all human’s actions, even masochism.

    #117336
    zerosum
    Participant

    Frontal attacks on the “all powerful” is foolish.
    “We” are working to rule so that we can survive to continue another day.
    flourishing – Underground, cash transactions, trading, black markets

    #117337
    zerosum
    Participant

    My crystal ball, full of liquid, sees a lot of forced selling

    #117338
    DarkMatter
    Participant

    Science is not “logical;” science is factual.

    Science progresses logically but is factually guided. Mathematics however is logic based and not fact based. It’s been “designed” to model “the real world” but there is plenty of math that was invented for it’s own sake and may or may not have real world application. Math doesn’t model the real world exactly but is good enough to get a man to the moon. All models are wrong but some are useful.

    Speaking of model the US could have pursued a Nash equilibrium with Russia and China, a state where changing our strategy didn’t benefit us and the same for them. But our fearless leaders thought they could get all the marbles and now an equilibrium will have the US and EU in much poorer position.

    #117339
    D Benton Smith
    Participant

    @zerosum

    What you said bears repeating, “Frontal attacks on the “all powerful” is foolish.
    “We” are working to rule so that we can survive to continue another day.
    flourishing – Underground, cash transactions, trading, black markets”

    Exactly right, in my opinion. Spot on.

    #117340
    boscohorowitz
    Participant

    “IAN has release food galore for every living thing – from termites, black mold, ants, rats, to gators.”

    It has also released toxins galore. Gas containers from huge underground gas station reservoirs to 2-gallon jerry cans, for example. All kinds of industrial ick that normally are safely stored in one place are now spreading far and wide via nature’s favorite fluid solvent, water.

    Not to mention lots of drowned dead critters.

    A friend of mine lives in the main Ian impact zone but off the shoreline (she’s not nuts). Her livestock was terrified except for the turkeys, who just hunkered down and stayed calm. Turkeys are tough. Just ask Ben Franklin.

    I ask, btw, what good is it for any of us to take victory laps over (allegedly) winning some bone of contention. No one’s mind is changed, no problems are solved, and the ego remains in charge of its personal insane asylum: the human personality complex.

    The green swindle will continue until it no longer can. Whether the global climate is acting unusual or just being its typical erratic self between Ice Age cycles, we currently have too many people dependent on too many things that erratic weather too often destroys. We’re seeing a lot of that right now (witness Pakistan). Right now, today, erratic weather is hammering tens of millions of people directly and hundreds of millions indirectly, and billions of people overall, but all that we seem able to do is fling poo. Flung poo makes excellent fertilizer where it lands, but hardly enough to replace fertilizer made via the Haber process.

    As for the exhilarating thrill of hurling epithets at others, I know that thrill. My ego has no problem with me saying that I believe that my skills at the ancient martial art of Flung Poo are as good as anyone’s.

    Everybody is kung fu fighting (hoo, huh) Your mind becomes fast as lightning Although the future is a little bit frightening (little bit frightening) It’s the book of your life that you’re writing (life you’re writing

    Regarding various contentions like global climate yadi ya: I believe that our underlying sense of existential dread likes to fixate on single issues. It gives us something to blame and something about which we can “do something”. You know: ‘We’ve got to DO something about it!’ The overall picture is just too big for us to handle.

    Global climate etc. grew from a small thing started by M Naggie Thatcher to demonize striking UK coal miners as carbon demons. It took over from “environmentalism” once politicians realized it was a vote-gainer and a money-maker. Once politicians enter the scene, things go badly.

    But what politicians have done to scam money and votes via climate scares has little honest relation with the actual “science” (now available in handy 6-packs at Wal-Mart: Science, it’s what modern secular humanists crave) concerning climate this-and-that.

    Global this-and-that is also handy for TPTB as a dividing wedge, keeping us engaged in feces ballistics rather than doing useful things. 120 years ago it would be temperance unions versus, um, the Irish?? 😉

    We could be like this but we’d all have to admit how little we know, how little control we have over ourselves or this thing called human civilization and, worst but best of all, how we all deserve to love ourselves and each other despite being irrationally competitive fools.

    After all, everyone is better than me, including me.

    #117341
    Mr. House
    Participant

    I’d find it entertaining if yinz guys stopped fighting with each other and went over to naked capitalism and posted all kinds of comments with regards to how awful YVES SMith and Lamberts takes were with regards to COVID 19 and how wrong they were and how they should publish a public letter apologizing.

    #117342
    Mr. House
    Participant

    I’d do it myself but i think i’ve been permabanned

    #117343
    boscohorowitz
    Participant

    “In 1998 global warming stopped, showing that the warming was a correlation and NOT causation.”

    Christ on a crackerjack. That statement is SO unprovable, just as the statement that global warming is happening is unprovable. There are way too many variable to measure.

    I know, off the top of my head, two facts about global climate whatever that I feel are unassailable:

    1) increased ‘greenhouse gases’ mean increased absorption of infrared. THat’s uncontestable. It’s based on reliable essential chemistry

    2) the weather is currently hostile to a species who thinks that (for example)Phoenix, AZ is a smart place to live.

    One can neither prove nor disprove global hoogaboo. One can easily prove that we’re running out of those same fossil fuels so demonized by greenies.

    No wonder we appear to be down-sizing as a species, using our exalted leaders to do it for us one way or another but mostly many many ways at once. It doesn’t matter if half the world is too hot for us to live without cooling AC, or too cold for us to live without heating AC: both require vast amounts of physically affordable fossil fuels to maintain the population we have with the weather just the way it is now.

    P.S. IMO, y’all fling poo like a girl.

    “The Guinness World Book of Records says the fastest pitch ever thrown by a female player was 69 m.p.h. (111 km/h).Sep 9, 2020”

    “On September 24, 2010, former Cincinnati Reds pitcher Aroldis Chapman, who hails from Cuba, delivered a 105.1-mph fastball, measured by Statcast, in a game against the San Diego Padres, which is recognized as the Guinness World Record for fastest pitch ever. Jul 25, 2022”

    #117344
    boscohorowitz
    Participant

    “Denial reduces cognitive dissonance, but does not deal with the urgencies of reality.”

    ““Not everything that is faced can be changed, but nothing can be changed until it is faced.”” James Baldwin

    #117345
    D Benton Smith
    Participant

    A Clear (and possibly fortunate) Case Of Mistaken Identity


    @Boscohorowitz

    I share your nonplussed discombobulation. Commentator @OldAndTired read my inspired and inspirational world class geopolitical analysis, recognized it’s genius immediately, and naturally ascribed authorship to the equally brilliant, Boscohorowitz. An easy and natural error to make. I was certainly not offended.

    On the other hand, maybe his opinion of my comment was that he had never read anything so dumb in his entire life, in which case I am simply grateful that he pinned the blame on you.

    #117346
    zerosum
    Participant

    Biden said that he did not release gas and that he does not believe what Putin says.

    #117347
    boscohorowitz
    Participant

    “Global climate etc. grew from a small thing started by M Naggie Thatcher”

    Just to clarify ere I run off and play with my favorite non-human, Junebug:

    By ‘global climate etc.’ I mean global warming as a meme in the public media mainstream, not the findings and hypotheses on which anthropogenic global climate change are based.

    Junebug the Dog and her housemate, Booger the Bird Ballroom Dancing

    Junebug and Booger merely running amok

    #117348
    boscohorowitz
    Participant

    “Biden said that he did not release gas and that he does not believe what Putin says.”

    Lol!

    #117349
    Afewknowthetruth
    Participant

    Well, that fake CO2 narrative was sufficient to get the non-scientists on their high horses and spouting garbage.

    Meanwhile, back in the real world, everything moves a step closer to nuclear war, with the NATO puppet in Ukraine making an application to speed up its joining of NATO., knowing that will bring the full force of the Russian military down on them (as opposed to the 15% or so that has been utilised so far).

    .https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=vx1NXKIZvBA

    I suppose the NATOstan nations have to have a major war, now that their corrupt and fake financial system is unravelling so quickly. Perhaps several wars. Why not start a war with China as well. And Iran and Venezuela. In fact anyone one who disagrees is a target, both internationally and intranationally.

    “If you disagree you get annihilated.” -Midnight Oil

    I suppose the maniacs who are in control in NATOstan nations are so demented they think they can survive nuclear war.

    #117350
    Noirette
    Participant

    aspnaz posted, prev. thread:

    Truss is an ambitious imbecile sponsored and promoted by rich owners.

    Yes. Plus, she is a pathetic figure, a witless front-woman in it for the fame, the game.

    She used to be a brunette, a staunch Lib-Dem, a strong anti-Brexit voice
    .
    Then she flipped to blondine, Tory, pro-Brexit.

    People like this are pawns…. Aka accidental figures hoisted up to play some kind of role on front stage. They aren’t quite paid actors but getting close. Some of them may even believe they are vociferatin’ for some political position, action, etc. that they personally thing is ‘positive, worthwhile..’

    #117351
    Afewknowthetruth
    Participant

    I have found Canadian Prepper to be on the mark pretty much all the time.

    #117352
    Afewknowthetruth
    Participant
    #117353
    That Bloke
    Participant

    #117354
    Dora
    Participant

    Denninger’s latest commentary.
    “It’s A Sham Eh?”
    https://market-ticker.org/akcs-www?post=247072

    #117355
    Veracious Poet
    Participant

    I’m convinced that people (including me) post comments here as a way of trying to feel better somehow. There are many possible strategies to feel better, including putting others down to feel better about oneself, making assertions which prop up the appraisal (mostly self-appraisal) of one’s intelligence and understanding of complex situations, reinforcing one’s sense of control, being part of a group, and being helpful in some way to people and animals, etc.

    Ad hominems and personal criticisms seem to tell me more about the critic than the criticized.

    Round & round the EG0s go, where they stop only The Infinite knows…

    Enjoy the bullshit, while it’s served up piping hot 😐

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