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‘Better To Negotiate Now Than Later’ For Ukraine, Retired US General Says (RT)
West And Russia Will Eventually Strike A Deal – Kremlin (RT)
Russia Is Unreliable Energy Partner – Germany (RT)
Germany Announces €65 Billion Inflation Relief Package Amid Energy Crisis (F24)
Greece Unfazed By European Energy Concerns (K.)
Greek Power Subsidy Cap As Of 2023 (K.)
Turkey Likely To Face Bankruptcy, Report Claims (K.)
Full Gas Storage Not Enough For EU To Last Through Winter – Reuters (RT)
UK Police Preparing For Unrest This Winter – Times (RT)
Kiev Spreading ‘Propaganda By Fear’ – French Ex-presidential Candidate (RT)
Mayor Of Antwerp: ‘Belgium Is Bankrupt, We Are The New Greece’ (AD)
The Truth About Carbon-Based Fuels (Denninger)
Biden’s Use of the Marines Violated Federal Policies and Regulations (Turley)
‘Never Seen’ Before: Embalmers Find Numerous Long, Fibrous Clots (ET)



Euro declines below 99 US cents for the first time in two decades.

Europe wholesale natural gas price up 30% just this morning.







George Webb $12 million a month to Zelensky



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This should be in the MSM, not just RT. This guy is a hawk, but sees the west cannot win.

‘Better To Negotiate Now Than Later’ For Ukraine, Retired US General Says (RT)

Sustaining the conflict in Ukraine is becoming increasingly difficult for NATO, so Kiev must think about negotiating with Moscow, retired US Army brigadier general Mark T. Kimmitt has said in an opinion piece for the Wall Street Journal. Washington’s latest military aid package to Kiev last month included “older and less advanced”systems, which “may indicate that battlefield consumption rates have outpaced production to a point where excess inventories provided to Ukraine are nearly exhausted,” Kimmitt pointed out in his article on Thursday. Dealing with “dwindling stocks of leading-edge weapon systems” in NATO countries would likely mean a prolonged conflict between Ukraine and Russia. Such a scenario could result in “more pressure from supporting nations, sustained inflation, less heating gas, and falling popular support” in the West, he wrote.

Kimmitt, who served as assistant secretary of state for political-military affairs in 2008-09, suggested four ways to speed up the resolution of the conflict, which has now been underway for six months. The first option is to “dig deeper” into NATO stockpiles and send arms to Kiev that have so far been withheld by members due to their own national defense requirements, the retired general suggested. That’s something EU countries may be willing to do as it’s “better to use these weapons in Kherson than Krakow,” he added. The US and its European allies could also try ramping up production of the systems that are required by the Zelensky government, Kimmitt said, acknowledging that such a move would unlikely have an immediate effect on the situation on the ground.

The third option is “to step up the conflict” by providing Ukraine with longer-range systems, such as ATACM missiles, F-16 jets, and Patriots, and “broaden the rules of engagement to attack targets in Crimea and possibly Russia,” he wrote. However, the retired general warned that such escalation would definitely face a “response from Moscow” and create the risk of conflict spilling into Europe. The final available solution, according to Kimmitt, is for Ukraine to “push for an interim diplomatic resolution without (or with) territorial concessions.” “There is little incentive to negotiate” at the moment, but Ukrainian President Vladimir Zelensky “must recognize that diminishing resupplies would have a disastrous effect on his army, not merely for battlefield operations but for the message of declining outside support it would send to the people of Ukraine,” he insisted. “Beginning the diplomatic resolution would be distasteful, and perhaps seen as defeatist, but as there is little chance of climbing out of the current morass, it may be better to negotiate now than later,” the retired general said.

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“Russia has acquired “priceless experience” of dealing with the West in recent years and will use it to “conduct dialogue… in such a way that our interests are by no means hurt.”

West And Russia Will Eventually Strike A Deal – Kremlin (RT)

The crisis between Russia and the West will inevitably be resolved at the negotiating table, according to Kremlin spokesman Dmitry Peskov. He warned, however, that Moscow will be ready to defend its interests when that moment arrives. Western nations “have made too many mistakes and will have to pay for them,” he said on the Rossiya 1 TV Channel. “Any confrontation is followed by détente and any crisis situation is resolved at the negotiating table… this is what will happen this time as well,” the spokesman for Russian President Vladimir Putin said, adding that it’s unlikely to occur “soon.” When such talks materialise, Moscow will not hesitate to defend its interests, Peskov added. Russia has acquired “priceless experience” of dealing with the West in recent years and will use it to “conduct dialogue… in such a way that our interests are by no means hurt.”

The Kremlin official listed what he sees as Western errors, citing Germany’s “horrible”decision to send weapons to Ukraine for use against Russian soldiers. He also criticized European nations for supporting a government that allows “Nazis” to openly demonstrate their symbols and stage torchlit processions, calling it “no less horrible.” Peskov also blamed the energy crisis in Europe on “absurd” decisions by European politicians, who have refused to service equipment sold by Western firms to Gazprom. The Russian state energy giant “spent decades” earning its reputation of a reliable natural gas supplier, and has so far done nothing to tarnish it, the Kremlin spokesman claimed. “This is not Gazprom’s fault, this is fault of those politicians, who have taken the decision on sanctions,” he said, referring to the Russian company’s recent decision to indefinitely suspend gas transit through its Nord Stream pipeline, due to technical issues.

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In Germany, the world is upside down. Isn’t there a Brothers Grimm story about that?

Kim Dotcom:
“How to end the war in Ukraine. Germany can end the war in Ukraine single-handedly. The US cannot afford a proxy war with Russia if Germany backs out of sanctions against Russia. Let’s be honest: Russia is not a threat to Germany. It wants good relations with Europe.”

Russia Is Unreliable Energy Partner – Germany (RT)

German Chancellor Olaf Scholz claimed on Sunday that Russia cannot be considered a reliable energy supplier, and accused Moscow of breaching its contractual obligations. Speaking at a news conference with party leaders from the Greens and pro-business FDP, he said Moscow was always a reliable energy partner “even during the Cold War,” but that the rule no longer applies. According to the chancellor, the impact of the Ukraine conflict and related sanctions is being keenly felt in Germany, but Berlin will continue to support Kiev against Russia. Scholz expects Germany to pass through a rough period, but expressed his confidence that the nation will cope with the energy crunch during the upcoming winter season.

Germany is grappling with natural gas supply problems via Nord Stream 1, which has been entirely shut down since August 31. The natural gas pipeline under the Baltic was operating at 40% of capacity from June onwards, providing some 67 million cubic meters per day. The initial supply reduction occurred due to the delayed return of gas turbines after scheduled maintenance in Canada, resulting from Ottawa’s sanctions against Russia. In July, supplies through the pipeline dropped to 20%, as the remaining turbines required an overhaul. Earlier this week, supplies were entirely halted for a scheduled three-day maintenance break, and Gazprom later announced an indefinite shutdown, after an engine oil leak was found in the turbine.

Several EU politicians have accused Moscow of using gas exports as a geopolitical weapon, a claim denied by the Kremlin. Earlier this week, Moscow said only Western sanctions are preventing Nord Stream 1 from working at full capacity. This comes after repeated warnings from Gazprom CEO Alexey Miller that sanctions would obstruct Siemens Energy from carrying out maintenance of the pipeline’s equipment.

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“The latest agreement, which brings total relief to almost 100 billion euros since the start of the Ukraine war, was hammered out overnight into Sunday by Germany’s three-way ruling coalition..”

It’s not enough. Go talk to Putin..

Germany Announces €65 Billion Inflation Relief Package Amid Energy Crisis (F24)

The German government on Sunday unveiled a new multi-billion euro plan to help households cope with soaring prices, and said it was eyeing windfall profits from energy companies to help fund the relief. German businesses and consumers are feeling the pain from sky-high energy prices, as Europe’s biggest economy seeks to extricate itself from reliance from Russian supplies in the wake of Moscow’s invasion of Ukraine. Rapid measures to prepare for the coming cold season will ensure that Germany would “get through this winter,” Chancellor Olaf Scholz said at the unveiling of the €65 billion package. The latest agreement, which brings total relief to almost 100 billion euros since the start of the Ukraine war, was hammered out overnight into Sunday by Germany’s three-way ruling coalition of Scholz’s Social Democrats, the Greens, and the liberal FDP.

Among the headline measures are one-off payments to millions of vulnerable pensioners and a plan to skim off energy firms’ windfall profits. The government’s latest relief package came two days after Russian energy giant Gazprom said it would not restart gas deliveries via the Nord Stream 1 pipeline on Saturday as planned after a three-day maintenance. The government had made “timely decisions” to avoid a winter crisis, Scholz said, including filling gas stores and restarting coal power plants. But preventative measures, including a drive to reduce consumption, have done little to break a sharp increase in household bills.

The latest announcement follows two previous relief packages totalling 30 billion euros, which included a reduction in the tax on petrol and a popular heavily subsidised public transport ticket. But with the expiration of many of those measures at the end of August and consumer prices soaring, the government has been under pressure to provide new support. Inflation rose again to 7.9 percent in August, after falling for two straight months thanks to previous government relief measures. The take-off in energy prices is expected to push inflation in Germany to around 10 percent by the end of the year, its highest rate in decades.

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“..12 billion euros (or 6% of GDP) will be spent on power subsidies this year..”

Greece Unfazed By European Energy Concerns (K.)

Most of Europe is bracing for a tough winter. The war continues to rage in Ukraine and the Kremlin has transformed it into an energy weapon aimed at sinking European economies into recession and creating political upheaval, to Russia’s benefit. New, more transmissible variants of the coronavirus are expected to bring a resurgence of the pandemic and climate change is exacerbating the energy crisis, testing Europe’s mostly aged infrastructure and standing in the way of emissions reduction targets. These factors together paint a rather bleak picture of what the new normal looks like – and to top it all off, the European Commission is a deer caught in the headlights.

President Emmanuel Macron has told the French to prepare for sacrifices (for many these will be greater than for others) and called on his ministers not to succumb to the sirens of populism. Berlin has introduced a radical energy savings plan with cutbacks in private consumption and is reintroducing mandatory testing and masks as of October 1 to manage the pandemic. And concern about the recession – which is a threat to even the most advanced economies – is widespread. Greece appears to be the exception to all this. The messages it is sending is that it is protected from all sides, its economy is booming and Covid-19 is no longer a real problem. Greece, according to this relaxed narrative, is fine, and everything is under control. This is far from true, however. There’s a lot of care being given to subsidies, but the attitude is relaxed where everything else – the big and important issues – is concerned.

Take, for example, the government’s policy on energy: 12 billion euros (or 6% of GDP) will be spent on power subsidies this year, €2 billion of which will come from the budget; everyone will benefit, rich and poor, main residences and holiday homes. No effort is being made to contain electricity consumption, which is simply the right thing to do right now, given that natural gas supplies – and, as a result, power production capabilities – are far from guaranteed. Nothing is being done to bolster transportation and distribution networks either, even though energy from renewable sources can be produced but not adequately transported and what transport networks we do have leak 17% of their load in the process – double the European average.

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Next year, you’re on your own…

Greek Power Subsidy Cap As Of 2023 (K.)

The government plans to put an end to the high state subsidies in 2023 that have up to now covered between 85% and 94% of the electricity rate hikes. As there are no resources to keep subsidizing such high energy costs for households and businesses the government will change the mix of support measures. With the coverage of up to 94% of the increases, some households reached the point of zero bills, while others also secured small refunds. It is impossible to continue such a policy in 2023, government sources say, as the same fiscal conditions will not exist. Inevitably, the government will have to proceed to subsidy cuts, as the budget cannot sustain such spending for such a long period of time.

Alternate Finance Minister Thodoros Skylakakis told Skai Radio on Friday that in 2023 Greece should replace gas (which has very high rates) with other fuels, save energy, and protect the most vulnerable households and businesses. According to sources, the government seems to reject income criteria at this stage as it is an imperfect tool and socially unfair for employees and pensioners, given that tax evasion and concealment of taxable material are on the rise. However, a ceiling on electricity consumption will be considered, as it is no longer in the interest of households to use electricity for heating, given that oil is now significantly cheaper. As Skylakakis mentioned, today gas costs as if oil were at 500 euros per barrel, or gasoline at €6-7 per liter.

The exorbitant rates of natural gas are passed on to electricity bills, since 30-40% of electricity is produced from gas. Based on the above, the margins are frighteningly tight for 2023. According to initial calculations, the surplus from taxes will reach €1.5 billion next year, but this amount will have to finance other previously announced measures, such as the abolition of the solidarity levy for civil servants and pensioners, which entails some €470 million. At the same time, pensioners will get their first raise after many years.

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Elections in 9 months. This is where Erdogan’s most dangerous.

Turkey Likely To Face Bankruptcy, Report Claims (K.)

Turkey’s economy is on the verge of bankruptcy, according to a report submitted by economic experts to opposition leader Kemal Kilicdaroglu, Turkish newspaper Hurriyet reports. The report was prepared with the involvement of officials of Kilicdaroglu’s Republican People’s Party (CHP), Hurriyet says. The report says the difficulty in paying off Turkey’s debt will emerge after the presidential and parliamentary elections, set for June 2023 and claims it is quite likely that payments will be stopped. “Because of the chaos the present government will leave behind, the new government faces the risk of failure in its economic policy,” the report says. The report also says that the Turkish state will have difficulty in paying wages and pensions. The report’s authors say that the support of foreign banks and other financial institutions is necessary for Turkey to avoid bankruptcy.

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“To cope with this crisis situation, demand reduction will be even more important than storage..”

Full Gas Storage Not Enough For EU To Last Through Winter – Reuters (RT)

Fully-stocked gas storage facilities may not be sufficient to sustain European countries during the upcoming heating season, Reuters reported on Wednesday, citing analysts. According to Aurora Energy Research’s calculations, the bloc’s storages can only provide enough gas for up to 90 days of average demand. Modeling by data intelligence firm ICIS also shows that the region’s reserves may run dry by March. Analysts therefore agree that gas consumption should be slashed in order to avoid shortages. “To cope with this crisis situation, demand reduction will be even more important than storage,” Simone Tagliapietra, a senior fellow at the Bruegel think-tank, was cited as saying.

ICIS data shows that, if consumption is reduced 15% below the five-year average each month, the bloc may still have 45% of gas reserves left come spring if Russia continues supplying gas to the region at its current volumes, and 26% if Russia stops deliveries in October. Moreover, the EU’s failure to save gas this winter would affect next year’s storage levels. According to the Oxford Institute of Energy Studies, if Russia cuts gas flows and EU depletes its storages during the upcoming heating season, next year’s storages will be emptied as early as November, before the heating season is even in full swing. “The storage is the safety net, but a very significant demand reduction is what we need as a priority in this crisis,” Matthias Buck, Europe director for Agora Energiewende, told the news outlet.

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All police forces are.

UK Police Preparing For Unrest This Winter – Times (RT)

UK police fear a sharp rise in certain categories of crime and a risk of civil unrest this winter amid a cost of living and energy crisis, the Sunday Times reports, citing a leaked national strategy paper. The document compiled by police chiefs warns that “economic turmoil and financial instability”may lead to an increase in offenses such as shoplifting, burglary, vehicle theft, online fraud and blackmail. More children are likely to join drug gangs and more women may become subject to sexual exploitation. Contingency planning is reportedly underway to deal with the possible fallout from the cost of living crisis. “Prolonged and painful economic pressure”could create a risk of “greater civil unrest,”similar to the London riots of 2011, the paper is quoted as saying.

Police themselves may also be affected. “Greater financial vulnerability may expose some staff to higher risk of corruption, especially among those who fall into significant debt or financial difficulties,” the paper said. The gloomy forecast was revealed the day before the UK finds out the name of its new prime minister. Both candidates, Foreign Secretary Liz Truss and former chancellor Rishi Sunak, have pledged to take decisive action to address soaring energy costs. While Sunak has promised targeted support for the poorest in society, frontrunner Truss has not revealed the details of her strategy. Civil servants have been busy with contingency planning. According to the Financial Times, Whitehall officials are now compiling stocks of carbon paper to reproduce documents in a worst-case scenario of winter blackouts.

The Daily Mail has reported that this winter could see people told not to cook until after 8pm and not to use washing machines or dishwashers between 2pm and 8pm as part of energy rationing. Pubs may be ordered to close at 9pm and schools could switch to three-days weeks. The energy crisis in Europe has been exacerbated by sanctions on Moscow over the Ukraine conflict and a decrease in Russian natural gas supplies. While the UK is not directly dependent on Moscow for fuel, it is still suffering. The typical annual household fuel bill is expected to rise to around £3,500 from October, three times higher than last year. According to the Bank of England’s latest report, inflation will soar to 13% in October and from the fourth quarter of this year, the UK is projected to enter recession.

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A rare sane voice.

“Ukrainian propaganda” should be stopped “under the aegis of the UN and media organizations.”

Kiev Spreading ‘Propaganda By Fear’ – French Ex-presidential Candidate (RT)

A former presidential candidate in France has accused Ukrainian leader Vladimir Zelensky of using ‘war propaganda’ as a tool to obstruct the peace process. Veteran politician Segolene Royal also called on the UN and media associations to fight against such tactics. Royal’s suggestion, that some of the “war crimes” Kiev blames on Russian troops were part of ‘propaganda,’ has made her a target for widespread criticism. Speaking to BFMTV earlier this week, Royal said that “everyone knows that there is war propaganda by fear.” As an example, she cited the alleged shelling of a maternity hospital in Mariupol – the story which made headlines in Western media in early March. Zelensky blamed Russia for the incident that, as local authorities claimed, killed three people, including a child.

The Russian military denied targeting the medical facility and insisted the whole thing was a “completely staged provocation” by the Ukrainian side. “You can imagine that if there had been any victim, any baby with blood, in the age of cell phones we would have seen [their photos],” Royal stressed. The authenticity of the photos presented by Kiev as proof of the claimed Russian attack were questioned by many online. Marianna Vyshemirskaya, one of the pregnant women featured in the images that appeared on the front pages of many major outlets, later claimed that there had been no Russian airstrike on the hospital. She insisted that she told AP journalists about this, but they decided not to mention it in their reportage. Royal, who used to be a long-term partner of France’s former president Francois Hollande, also commented on the events of April in the town of Bucha near Kiev, after which Zelensky claimed that negotiations with Russia became impossible.

Ukrainian authorities accused the Russian forces of multiple atrocities against civilians in the town, including the rape of children. Moscow firmly denied the allegations of war crimes, insisting it was “yet another provocation” by Kiev. “The stories of child rape for seven hours under the eyes of the parents: but it’s monstrous to go and spread things like that only to interrupt the peace process,” the veteran French politician stated, without elaborating She also claimed that Zelensky used accounts of alleged torture of Ukrainian soldiers by Russian troops – which Moscow also vehemently denies – not only to impede any peace process but also to “remobilize” troops. She argued that as “there’s been enough horror of war and casualties” and that “Ukrainian propaganda” should be stopped “under the aegis of the UN and media organizations.” s

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Google translate.

“Fantastic profits are now being made from renewable energy. The billions are pouring into Paris. Europe can change that by saying: “You get a price that is still profitable, but we skim everything between that and the market price.”

Mayor Of Antwerp: ‘Belgium Is Bankrupt, We Are The New Greece’ (AD)

The mayor of Antwerp, Bart De Wever, says Belgium is bankrupt. “We are the new Greece,” he says on Belgian television. “This is of course not a crisis that Putin has caused, but that Europe has brought on itself by phasing out its own primary energy production this century.” “In America people are not in this shit. They have done the opposite of what we have done. They are now exporters of oil and gas, but they certainly weren’t twenty years ago. Climate standards are not of much use if all your companies go to America and China to produce, then you are bankrupt and the climate is not yet saved. This is the green dogmatics. People should start realizing this,” says De Wever in the Flemish current affairs program De Zevende Dag.

“Oil, gas and coal were no longer allowed. No investments were allowed in reserves. Germany does not have a single LNG terminal (a terminal for liquefied natural gas, ed.). The dumbest countries, Germany and Belgium, have phased out nuclear energy in parallel. We have pushed away all energy sources, making ourselves dependent on Putin. Now we hang on to it.” “The biggest power tool has to come from Europe. Von der Leyen is on the right track when she says that non-gas-related energy production must be decoupled from price. Fantastic profits are now being made from renewable energy. The billions are pouring into Paris. Europe can change that by saying: “You get a price that is still profitable, but we skim everything between that and the market price.” That would mean an injection of billions and billions for our country, which you can then give to the consumer.”

We could once have made a lot of profit with the nuclear power plants, now those assets are being given away The previous government, of which De Wever’s party was part, decided that the Belgian nuclear centers Tihange 2 and Doel 3 should close. “It’s a purple-green law. We now have a purple-green government. That is a recipe for catastrophe.” Yet he co-approved that law. “I was lonely then. Elio Di Rupo (ex-Prime Minister of Belgium, ed.) then exclaimed in parliament: “On which planet do the N-VA live, given that they are in favor of nuclear energy?” I cannot be caught not being consistent in positions . I have been defending nuclear energy since the 1980s.” Prime Minister Alexander De Croo says the country is “in an economic war situation”. “Everything has to be on the table,” it sounds.

According to De Croo, the nuclear power plants can only be restarted within five years. Arranging the necessary permits takes a lot of time. De Wever thinks that reaction is ‘a bit late’. “As beggars, we must now appear in Paris. We could once have made a lot of profit with the nuclear power plants, now those assets are being given away. I think it is a bit cheap that people now realize that it is not all that simple.” According to De Wever, it is time ‘for bitter truths’. “This country is bankrupt,” it sounds. “Look at our debt, government spending and deficit. It is worse than in Southern Europe. That has to do with policy. This government has done nothing about it. I have said before that in the next economic shock we will be the new Greece. Unfortunately that is now. Mr De Croo can say a lot, but he can’t do anything. There are no buffers.” s“Especially in the coming budget discussion, it will have to be looked at exactly what can be done”, continues De Wever. “We have many energy-intensive companies in Flanders. They are very vulnerable. In the port of Antwerp, certain factories in the petrochemical port are already shut down.”

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“..our progress as human beings from a standard of living perspective is entirely the result of our exploitation of carbon-based fuels..”

The Truth About Carbon-Based Fuels (Denninger)

Carbon-based fuels are the reason for modern society. Carbon-based fuels have been responsible for lifting every single area of the world out of privation and dependence on the whims of weather and vagaries of wandering consumers of vegetable material (otherwise known as “meat”) one region at a time — without exception. As the use of carbon-based fuels has been further-refined (e.g. from trees to coal to oil to natural gas) the lift in living standards has been dramatically increased, again without exception anywhere in the world. Not one single subset of society has ever moved forward on any other basis in human history. Ever. To obtain nuclear power, for example, one must exploit carbon-based fuels.

You need them to dig up the rock, separate the uranium, isotopically separate the U-235 from the U-238, produce the zirconium cladding for fuel pins (which also requires digging up rock in size and processing said earth), producing the steel for the containment building and pressure vessel, welding it all together, producing all the copper wiring (more digging, smelting, etc.) for the control systems and more. Not one single scintilla of harnessed nuclear energy would have ever been produced without carbon-based fuels. Indeed, without carbon-based fuels the smelting of the lead required for the first reactor pile shielding would have been impossible. To obtain lithium for a battery you must also exploit carbon-based fuels. One half-million pounds of earth must be dug out of the ground and processed to produce one such battery. This is before a single watt-hour of energy goes into it — that’s just to produce the empty pack.

When it wears out, and all things do, you must do that again. We do not use carbon-based fuels because we’re pigs. We use them because they are wildly less-expensive, easy to package, emit enormous amounts of energy for their mass and volume by comparison to all other means of energy storage other than nuclear, are thus easy to transport to where they’re needed compared against all others and can be stored without material degradation for significant periods of time. That means they’re both reliable and have predictable cost structures and the alternatives are not. Without predictable cost structures nobody can produce anything that has a lead time because there’s no way to price it on a forward basis and nobody will buy anything for delivery in the future if they do not know the price.

Whether we like to admit it or not, our progress as human beings from a standard of living perspective is entirely the result of our exploitation of carbon-based fuels. To reduce or replace them with something that has lower density, is more-difficult transport (or is even impossible to transport or store), is higher cost or has unpredictable reliability and forward cost will directly and ratably destroy our standard of living by the difference in contribution that carbon-fuels make and that which is not made up by a stable, reliable and cost-predictable alternative.s

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“..made the President look like he was giving a stump speech from Dante’s Inferno. Indeed, it almost had that High Chancellor Adam Sutler look from V for Vendetta..”

Biden’s Use of the Marines Violated Federal Policies and Regulations (Turley)

President Joe Biden’s speech in Philadelphia has produced sharply different responses from the media. On CNN, it was praised as a rallying cry for patriots. On conservatives sites, it was denounced as hateful and divisive. For many of us, however, the optics was a glaring distraction with the intense red background and prominently placed Marines framing the President. The use of the Marines and the Marine band raised concerns given the clearly political purpose of the speech. Indeed, the networks did not view the speech as an address to the nation and refused to give the White House primetime slots. While White House press secretary Karine Jean-Pierre assured the media that “it’s not a political speech,” it was unabashedly political from calls to get the vote out to direct attacks on “MAGA Republicans” and Donald Trump.

That again raised the legal questions over the use of the Marines in such a speech. Even CNN flagged the concern over the use of the Marines and CNN chief White House correspondent Kaitlan Collins stated the obvious that “it was a very political speech.” The optics of the speech instantly became a source of Internet chatter with the weird red background that made the President look like he was giving a stump speech from Dante’s Inferno. Indeed, it almost had that High Chancellor Adam Sutler look from V for Vendetta. (The comparison ultimately did not end with just the optics. Sutler warned his inner circle that “every day…brings us closer to November” and “I want this country to realize that we stand on the edge of oblivion. I want every man, woman and child to understand how close we are to chaos…to remember why they need us!”).

However, it was the use of the Marine guards that most stood out — framing the President as he declared Trump supporters to be a threat to democracy . Biden denounced “MAGA Republicans” thirteen times as well as repeated references to his past and possible future political opponent, Donald Trump. The speech was obviously political, as noted by CNN’s Collins, as a “full frontal attack” on his political opponents. The United States has long drawn a line between the work of federal employees in public service and the use of such employees for political purposes. The Hatch Act was passed in 1939 to curtail the political activities of civilian federal employees. The Marine Corps expressly forbids personnel from being used or participating in such political events.

“Active duty members will not engage in partisan political activities, and all military personnel will avoid the inference that their political activities imply or appear to imply DoD sponsorship, approval, or endorsement of a political candidate, campaign, or cause.” The other services have also drawn a bright line against such appearances. Army officials, for example, stress that their rules bar such involvement because “actual or perceived partisanship could undermine the legitimacy of the military profession and department.” In Department of Defense Directive 1344.10 the long list of prohibited involvement in political events include: “Attend partisan political events as an official representative of the Armed Forces, except as a member of a joint Armed Forces color guard at the opening ceremonies of the national conventions of the Republican, Democratic, or other political parties recognized by the Federal Elections Committee or as otherwise authorized by the Secretary concerned.”

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Not even human?!

‘Never Seen’ Before: Embalmers Find Numerous Long, Fibrous Clots (ET)

Mike Adams, who runs an ISO-17025 accredited lab in Texas, analyzed clots in August and found them to be lacking iron, potassium, magnesium, and zinc. Adams’s lab uses inductively coupled plasma mass spectrometry (ICP-MS), triple quadrupole mass spectrometer, and liquid chromatography-mass spectrometry, usually testing food for metals, pesticides, and glyphosate. “We have tested one of the clots from embalmer Richard Hirschman, via ICP-MS. Also tested side by side, live human blood from an unvaccinated person,” Adams told The Epoch Times. He found that the clots are lacking key elements present in healthy human blood, such as iron, potassium, and magnesium, suggesting that they are formed from something other than blood.

Adams is joining analytic forces with more doctors and plan to invest out of their own pocket in equipment in order to further determine their composition and probable causation. The string-like structures differ in size, but the longest can be as long as a human leg and the thickest can be as thick as a pinky finger. Richard Hirschman, a licensed funeral director and embalmer in Alabama, recalled that he has been in the trade since the tragedy of 9/11. “Prior to 2020, 2021, we probably would see somewhere between 5 to 10 percent of the bodies that we would embalm [having] blood clots,” Hirschman told The Epoch Times. “We are familiar with what blood clots are, and we’ve had to deal with them over time,” he said. He says that now, 50 percent to 70 percent of the bodies he sees have clots.

“For me to embalm a body without any clots, kind of like how it was in the day, prior to all of this stuff … It’s rare,” Hirschman said. “The exception is to embalm a body without clots,” he noted. [..] “Notice that the key elemental markers of human blood such as iron are missing in the clot (which is just at 4.4 percent of blood). Similar story with magnesium, potassium, and zinc. These are clear markers for human blood. Live human blood will always have high iron, or the person would be dead. These clots have almost no iron, nor magnesium, etc.,” Adams told The Epoch Times. Wade Hamilton, a cardiologist who is familiar with clots, told The Epoch Times: “The fact that the magnesium, potassium, and iron are very low in the samples could suggest that they are not the usual post-mortem clots, that in fact there was no blood flow in these vessels.

These structures raise but do not totally answer some interesting questions.” “The combination of the low electrolytes and the novel very strong string-like structures suggests that these areas where the string-like structures are seen in the blood vessels did not receive circulation. They are not ‘normal’ post-mortem findings according to experienced embalmers bent on obtaining total body vascular access from one site, which because of the unusual ‘clots,’ they were unable to do,” he added.

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    What is going on
    > Lithuanian fertilizer plant to close. Achema, Lithuania’s largest fertilizer plant is unable to operate with rising gas costs. Natural gas is the main raw material for the production of nitrogen fertilizers, accounting for around 70% of the cost of production.
    > Sweden’s largest tomato grower is being forced to shut down because they cannot afford the electricity prices. 500 tons of tomatoes, gone.
    > CERN is drafting plans to idle its particle accelerators, including the Large Hadron Collider, if France runs short of electricity.
    > Fertilizer prices rally as an energy crunch in Europe forces factory closures.
    Common nitrogen fertilizer ammonia in the US rose nearly 24% last week.
    Over two-thirds (!!) of European ammonia production is offline due to high natural gas costs.
    > ArcelorMittal is idling parts of three steel plants due to high energy costs and weaker demand.
    > The world’s second-largest steelmaker, ArcelorMittal, is the latest industrial company to announce a plant closure in Europe due to soaring gas and energy prices
    > BREAKING: The Euro has fallen below 99 US cents, the lowest in two decades
    > EXCLUSIVE: UK gas producers and electricity generators may make excess profits totalling as much as £170 billion over the next two years, according to Treasury estimates.
    > Liz Truss has ruled out a new windfall tax on energy companies. “I don’t think profit is a dirty word, and the fact it has become a dirty word in our society is a massive problem,” she added.
    > Price cap day and it’s grim reading: UK households will pay almost triple the price to heat their homes this winter compared with a year ago.
    > It isn’t just German industrial companies — here a story in Spanish media offering concrete examples of local companies shutting down this week because high energy prices: a ferroalloys smelter, a ceramic tile producer, and a steel furnace.
    > amazing data point that shows what’s coming in the inflation pipeline: the cost of turning clay into a ceramic tile has surged 1,047% over the last year. Think about it if you are planning to update your bathroom and/or kitchen (Spain is the 5th world’s largest tile producer)
    > Sweden and Finland provide a combined €33 billion in loans and credit guarantees to bail-out local utilities facing margins calls in power and gas markets.
    > Germany levies windfall tax on energy groups to fund €65bn aid package.
    > Moscow has stated that gas supplies to Europe will not resume in full until the west lifts sanctions on Russia.
    > Dutch TTF Gas Futures currently up 31%.
    > MEDVEDEV: Germany is acting as an enemy of Russia. And this guy (Scholz) is surprised that the Germans have some minor problems with gas.
    Germany: a) is an unfriendly country; b) has imposed sanctions against the entire economy of Russia and its citizens; c) supplies Ukraine with lethal weapons directed against our Armed Forces.
    > Egypt is planning to issue international bonds denominated in the Chinese yuan worth more than USD 500 million, instead of issuance in the USD.
    > 28 Estonian companies are seeking exemption from sanctions against Russia so that they can continue to import Russian oil products.
    > Berlin and Leipzig Germany will see the first of a series of planned “Monday protests” against soaring energy bills. Protesters in Berlin will rally from 7pm outside the offices of the Greens under the slogan “Enough is enough — protest, don’t freeze.”
    > Germany will provide Ukraine with new financial assistance in the amount of 200 million euros. The Minister for Economic Cooperation and Development of Germany reported that a significant part of our new assistance should go to the Ukrainian government’s program to support internally displaced persons
    > Annual inflation in Turkey reached 80.21% in August – Turkish Statistical Institute

    Posted by: Melaleuca | Sep 5 2022 14:54 utc | 54


    And UpstateNY, I agree with your comment
    about the Biden speech, which IMO was a well-planned watershed event. They know what they’re doing- and it’s a long, long process.

    While doing a search for something else
    I came across this interesting guy’s site:

    We went to different schools together, as they say. Might be of interest to others, I don’t know.


    ‘How can the country that deceived its own people into invading and destroying Iraq in 2003 — a nation that never threatened nor posed any danger to the United States — be a democracy?’

    It you dig a little deeper you will discover that Iraq did pose a threat to the US. It started selling oil in non-US dollar currencies.

    Selling oil and getting anything other than US dollars in return for that oil was against the rules of the rules-based system that the psychopaths in control still keep going on about.

    Thus, Iraq quickly morphed from the prime ally in the region that had fought a proxy war against Iran (how dare the Iranians overthrow our Kermit Roosevelt-installed puppet!!! a pariah state from 1979 on in the eyes of the US psychopaths who took over towards the end of WW2), almost instantaneously morphed Iraq into the biggest threat to civilisation since the Mongol had attacked eight centuries previously.

    No attack is more damaging to the military-industrial-financial complex than a currency attack.

    That’s why the controller are going nuts about Putin. How dare he not trade in US dollars! How dare he trade in rubles!

    How dare Putin set up alternative international trading arrangements!

    How dare Putin offer oil to nations that are not members of ‘Our Club’ at discounted prices!

    How dare Putin stand up to our plans to steal Russia’s oil.

    When I say Putin, I mean the people of Russia who are organising the resistance to US global hegemony, of course .

    (Interesting: when I hit the submit icon I got a Kiwisaver website. Kiwisaver is yet another government-sponsored scam that is in the process of going under.)


    Next …Following the money ….

    bigger question is how to keep it all up financially for ukraine… this is off telegram –
    Although the agreed deferral of interest payments on debts somewhat eased the financial situation of Ukraine, they are in no hurry to issue loans to it, they understand that the country is in danger of default and will have nothing to give back.

    Even the notorious €9 billion from the European Commission (of which Ukraine received only €1 billion) is split up and is not eager to transfer it to the “square” in full. Thus, the EU only plans to issue another aid package of €5 billion to Ukraine so that the country can cover urgent expenses – and then the money will come in the form of long-term loans, and not a non-repayable grant, which is fraught with even greater harm to the economy of our state (debt is growing ).

    In the end, nothing good: since the beginning of the war, the budget deficit of Ukraine has been about $4-5 billion a month, and according to the Ministry of Finance, since the beginning of the war, the deficit has amounted to about $27 billion, but of this amount, only about half comes from Western funding, the second half is divided 40:60 between grants and loans. The high proportion of loans indicates that Ukraine is actually being charged for waging war. And as a result, when the war is over, the country will be saddled with a huge burden of debt, and then there will be a need for restructuring, which will delay and complicate access to capital markets when the needs are enormous.

    Posted by: james | Sep 5 2022 15:51 utc | 69



    Larry Johnson:

    Ukraine’s president Zelensky and Europe Agree on Key Point–Winter is Coming

    Ukraine’s president Zelensky and Europe Agree on Key Point–Winter is Coming


    Adding: ..and of course Mister Biden did
    the classic conditioning walk-back of his Thursday statement the very next day (sorry I don’t have a good link).

    Veracious Poet


    MARTIAL Law coming to Germany October 1

    Starting Oct 1, The German MILITARY will patrol the streets in Germany and special army units will be responsible for security INSIDE the country as the population is about to explode on the gas and electricity prices.

    Winter is Kommen

    Joy oh joy!


    Saw this on Moon of Alabama yesterday about comment-bombing problems he is having. In one part of his post he refers to this rogue commenter posting under several different names, and apparently inciting squabbles between others in the more-regular part of the MoA commenter community. It says this is happening on lots of other websites, too. Something to be aware of.


    Eurotardistan’s Perservance in the face of contrary evident.



    One very important aspect that needs to be noted is that the so-called economists use entirely fake indexes to measure economic activity, i.e. GDP is just another example of fakery. It is a scam!

    GDP simply measure the flow of digital currency from one place to another. A cafe operator takes some coffee out of a packet, uses electricity to prepare a cup of coffee, adds milk, and perhaps sugar. All the ingredients, including the coffee makers food to carry out the process, were delivered using fossil fuels. Very likely, the ekctricity was also generated by burning a fossil fuel.

    The customer uses a computer-controlled payment system to transfer fake money from one account to another. The consumed coffee ends up as urine an hour or two later, and is almost certainly discharged into a sewage system that uses electricity to do the pumping.

    Almost every aspect of the system consumes non-renewable resources and causes environmental damage.

    Fuckwits -er, ‘economists’- assign positive values to destruction, and tell us the more destruction we engage in, the stronger the economy.

    Fuckwits -er, ‘economists’-. do not measure energy inputs and regard energy as something that will magically arrive when required.

    Once a lie is established, it is nigh on impossible to eradicate is, or even challenge it.

    “Cars can run on water, The oil companies don’t want you to know that.”

    “If you hold a forked stick the right way and walk in a straight line, the stick will twitch when you are standing over water/oil/gold/diamonds..”

    “There is plenty of oil in massive reserves. The oil companies are just waiting for the price to be right before drilling for it.”

    “Growth, as measured by growth of GDP, is good. It is essential for a thriving economy and the continuation of the rise in living standards we are seeing.”

    Professional lairs will say anything for money and power, or for free access to drugs and prostitutes. Or all three.


    Greg Mannarino nails it again.

    The central banks are juggling the balls, and not dropping them yet. But for how long?


    “You’re going to crazy stuff between now and the end of the year.”

    ‘Even Amazon is Worried About the Economy – Prepare Now’


    Bill7 @ 115237. I’m not sure when the ‘walk back’ term gained traction in our political correctness era, but it is a bullshit term. Walk it out say what you say and walk it back. The walk it back rhetoric is on the backburner ready to be served again. Rural school tax bill hit here today with an explanatory note about fuel budgets going to Hell. Putin’s fault not the big ass pickups and SUVs. Yep.


    slimyalligator, I agree that “walk back” is a lazy and ‘insider-ish’ term, and will try to avoid using more of those,
    for obvious reasons.

    “Biden reversed himself, and thereby again gaslighted the citizenry” was what I meant.

    It’s possible to feel a little bit sorry for Joe Biden.


    I’ve noticed that very basic things are becoming steadily more difficult to do on the internet.


    @ Bill7 Not an affront Bill at all and I appreciate your contributions to TAE. I’ve been schlepping around the rock too long and I’m grumpy. I always wanted to be curmudgeon and I got my wish.


    Bill7: “It’s possible to feel a little bit sorry for Joe Biden.”

    I used to, not for joe personally, but because he was so obviously feeble and senile I felt bad, much like I would for any elderly person. Not any more. After being hounded, yelled at, berated, and threatened for the past year+ I’ve had enough.

    I saw the “walk back” joe did on Friday. I suppose “walk back” is not a good description of what is being done but everyone understands it. I also don’t have a good link or would post it. I’ve seen where joe’s initial “speech” statement was played, followed by his statement to the press the next day. Lying sack of garbage. Yes, all politicians lie, but joe is particularly nasty about it. I don’t care he’s senile. He chose to take this on, let the cards fall.


    UpstateNY- I hear you, but “President Biden” might not be allowed much choice.

    My take is that only deeply compromised
    persons are allowed to be politicians,
    with all that that implies. I do feel a little bit sorry for Mister Biden, even if his job is to prepare the citizenry for a mass culling. That hellish imagery from Thursday’s speech was not an accident, I think.

    Veracious Poet


    The take away from this interaction for me apart from the amusement it gave me was just how insulated from each other we are. As I almost never watch MSM and as AM is all I see I always assume that at least a few others out there are aware of AM and subjects like Ivermectin. The staff I spoke to had obviously never heard of the horse dewormer meme or Ivermectin. That still surprises me but it should not . The division seems to split along the lines of TV watchers and non TV watchers , that is the conclusion I have come too from observation.
    I have a young relative who is about thirty I guess , she is a nurse here locally and I found out that she also had never heard of Iver until my sister told her about it a week or two ago. In my mind I imagined the debate about it raging amongst the hospital staff , but apparently not. It is maybe only one person in a thousand or more that have ever heard the alternative Covid treatment debate , I need to keep that in mind when moving through a world of mono media folk. However it does give an opportunity for a good giggle now and then.
    I always like your comments about your attempts to carve out your self sufficient abode in the bush.I have driven a few times from Port Pirie SA up to Northern NSW via Broken Hill and was always amazed at he amount of bush tucker wandering around East of the Hill. The flocks of emus , wild pigs , roos and goats is amazing . It is tough country but supports a lot of wandering protein , a survivalist wet dream if you have the means to take them , guns I mean.
    Regarding your brother , I have learned to leave the politics and alternative views out of conversations with friend and family where I know there is resistance , unless of course you want to intentionally stir the pot. I was once a missionary but not so much any more , I find it is almost impossible to change the minds of folk once it is set. Good luck with your project.


    An interesting take on the Biden Speech from the afternoon guy at NC; one working hard to not see what is obvious, IMO:

    “Idiosyncratic”, eh?

    And: “..I continue to maintain that Biden is the best politician among Democrat loyalist contenders. It’s very hard to imagine Harris, Buttigieg, Klobuchar, Newsom, or (to strike a blow at random) Pritzker achieving anything like the level of gravitas Biden delivered.”



    The tiny ruling class using the “Democratic” Party + Wokeness to further their self-serving goals was quite a clever move, I think. Quite clever.

    Where you gonna turn? Not just in the US, by the way: where you gonna turn, anywhere? It’s almost like electoral politics are merely distracting, time-wasting theater, as we all go slowly down the cattle-chute. Moo…

    There was some good stuff in Dr. D’s post today.


    I wonder what “best politician” means.
    Best for whom? is a first question..

    I remember that same person using a similar description early on for AOC™, who I never did trust: “..a very talented politician”- whatever that might mean.



    Nadal got bounced at the USO, and Rublev
    (Russian, but not allowed™ a flag) advanced over Norrie. Rublev beat Shapovalov the other
    day, 7-6 (10-7) in the fifth! I like Shap best- Federer aside- but I like Rublev, too.

    Go, Rublev! He’s got a lot of heart.


    The Money Power Families sure know how to make those who chase their narratives spin, spin, spin.
    As in, move a whole lot and never really go anywhere.
    1. Contrived pandemic based on lies (asymptomatic spread doesn’t exist, people, the number of deaths related to the actual virus was not much more than a bad flu, and perhaps less).
    2. Contrived pandemic to shut down the economy and create, or create a pretext for, inflation by limiting demand of goods.
    3. The contrived pandemic used to create the contrived inflation is then used to contrive a pretext to raise interest rates.
    4. The raised interest rates will collapse the fraudulent zero-sum game, debt-based money monetary systems.
    And even after it happens, Ilargi still won’t tell his readers about the fraud that is debt-based money.
    It isn’t “cool” to do so within his peer group, apparently.
    Read the Cross of Gold speech. Bryan breaks it down… don’t fix the money system THEN NOTHING ELSE CAN BE FIXED. Another way to put it is that the Money Power Families will wield their Money Power, the one ring to control them all in reality, to FIX, as in rig and corrupt, everything they deem important and a threat to their power structure.
    And look how good they are at it — they so far up in Ilargi’s head he won’t dare allow a post on his website exposing the fraud to his audience.
    The Rothschilds send their compliments, but think you are not capable of higher level things if you can’t even get the debt-based money fraud right.


    Redneck: “The division seems to split along the lines of TV watchers and non TV watchers”

    I’ll be darned. Was thinking the same thing just a few days ago. TV watching, plus use of social media.

    As far as med professionals’ awareness of, well, pretty much anything … my sister is an MD in a different state. I won’t bore everyone with the growling and snarling matches that have taken place over the past couple years, especially concerning the jabs. Although she did confidently state, not kidding, that the jab was better than natural immunity since natural immunity lasted only a couple months. I asked, based on what data? Silence.

    When I gave my MD sister holy hell because my beloved 20 year old niece (her daughter) got vaccinated to attend college, know what she said? “Well, R**** doesn’t really want to have children.” (name redacted to protect the innocent). I was absolutely speechless.

    I’ve done the same thing you did, poking at the local med professionals over the past couple months. It’s like talking to zombies. They hear it, blank look comes over their faces, and it goes right through them and keeps right on going. It’s creepy. I’m tired of it.


    TheTrivium4TW: “… they so far up in Ilargi’s head he won’t dare allow a post on his website exposing the fraud to his audience. The Rothschilds send their compliments, but think you are not capable of higher level things if you can’t even get the debt-based money fraud right.”

    That’s pretty harsh. What makes you think no one on this board but you knows what a debt-based money [fraud] system is all about and what it leads to?

    Wow. Rein in that ego just a wee bit.

    Michael Reid

    Author Kris Newby discusses getting diagnosed with Lyme disease and then discovering that it was most likely a biological warfare weapon created by the U.S. government. She eventually came upon the discoverer Willy Burgdofer who revealed that he worked for the U.S. biological weapons program of which Lyme was a result. She touches on the history of bioweapons research and how Fort Detrick assignments included attempting to place chronically incapacitating diseases into insects. She’s uncertain when it comes to coronavirus, but sees the same cover-up playbook being used by the government.

    Kris Newby: Lyme Disease Was a Consequence of U.S. Biological Weapons Research


    I cannot give you an exact quote but if you watch Bill Still’s masterpiece ‘The Money Masters’ it is all there (discussed a couple of weeks ago).

    Paraphrasing. “There are people who one does not mention above a whisper.” [because they will have you ruined or killed if you do].

    Paraphrasing: “If ordinary people realised how money is created they would be sickened to the core.” [since those who fake create money charge interest on it, and keep billions of people in servitude].

    Paraphrasing: “If you took away all that the banks own, they would quickly create enough money to buy it all back again [and regain control of society].


    Commenter ‘slimyalligator’ brought up a good point about the expression “walk-back”.

    Another one I’m trying to not use any more is the locution “of course”, which is subtly manipulative; as in “we all ‘know’ this, right?”, though it’s not really an insider-ism.


    If you can stomach the Ugly Truth, make a list of the following:

    1. Wars instigated (even covertly) by privately owned BIS controlled central bank vassal countries against countries that did not have a BIS controlled central bank… until they were conquered by the BIS controlled vassal country, at taxpayer expense, and a BIS, Inc. central bank was established (in 100% of all cases, BTW, zero exceptions).
    2. Wars fought by non BIS controlled central bank countries.
    3. All wars that don’t fit into #1 and #2.

    You will then figure out that the US military’s PRIME DIRECTIVE was to conquer non-BIS central bank countries and flip them to BIS controlled central banking countries.

    Hidden in plain sight, but the masses are willfully blind to it.


    Commenters here provide some of the most varied and interesting links I’ve seen anywhere. What a “diverse” crowd. 😉 I think I can speak for most others when I say, much appreciated.


    @upstateNYer, harsh, yes. But 100% true.

    Point to one article where Ilargi explains the monetary system is a fraud, which it is. Just one, champ. And I directed my comment to Ilargi, not the whole forum… just maybe I had a reason to do that. Perhaps you couldn’t defend him so you wanted to change the argument via a straw man, just like you did your ad hominem.

    And you don’t know insider baseball. There used to be an assistant than ran the forums years ago. I was in contact with him. I complained to him of what I complained to here — that the talking heads won’t touch debt-based money fraud, let alone focus on it like it was THE #1 ISSUE, which it is.

    Eventually, the assistant posted an article I had written called Weapons of Mass Debt.

    Ilargi pulled it right away. It wasn’t that is wasn’t true, because it was. It was that it was too true and Ilargi felt the overwhelming need to censor the fact the money system is weaponized against the monetary illiterate masses.

    He made his choices, and apparently still makes them.

    And when one acts like they care, but withhold the KEY to understanding the whole the system and the solutions, he ought to be called out for it.

    It is lack of accountability that enables these people to lie to their audience.

    “Omission is the most powerful form of lie.”
    ~Eric Blair

    And if you think I’m harsh on Ilargi for his bad choices — made every day for perhaps even a decade now — you should hear what I have to say to that total snake Steve Keen. He’s a witting controlled opposition fraud. He wrote an article for Forbes that I exposed in the comments section… and he had no answers… like why in his own example the Bankers ended up with a huge amount of wealth for doing nothing. He had no answer — and it was his own hand picked example!

    He also couldn’t answer how the money lent into society could every be paid off unless the bankers returned 100% of their profits back to Main Street. Since money is a zero-sum game where debt == money, All those trillions offshored by the mega-corps means there are trillions in inextinguishable debts.

    Steve Keen couldn’t touch that with a 10 foot pole.

    I’d link the article with comments, but Forbes deleted the comments. 😉


    Explanations are rife these days, but as I see it they’re only preaching to the already converted. Those who don’t know now don’t want to know, is my present take.

    What shall one do about what’s being done to the many? is a more interesting
    topic. There is not much said on the internet on that.. odd.


    Again I was not clear: maybe this medium is a part (a big part?) of The Problem.


    “The crime of robbing a bank is a mere trifle compared to the crime of establishing a bank.”

    I believe that is the English form of expression that originated in Germany in the late 1920s or early 1930s.

    If anyone has better information, please advise.



    I greatly appreciate the lack of censorship that TAE enjoys.

    Many years ago I got banned from the supposedly socialist ‘The Standard’ for daring to suggest that ‘Labour’ candidates were scientifically and financially illiterate not were not socialists at all..

    Many years ago my comments on ‘The Collapse of Industrial Civilisation’ were deleted, for daring to suggest that 9/11 was an inside job -even when comments were supported by abundant evidence!

    He-who-shall-not-be-named shut down the comments section of his website after I pointed out that his narratives did not comport with known science -particularly chemistry and physics.

    ‘Survival Acres’ was a pretty good blog until the owner fell prey to the Covid nonsense and banned any mention that jabs were ineffective and potentially dangerous and that masks didn’t work.

    ‘The Daily Blog’ NZ purports to be a beacon of free speech and socialism, yet persistently deleted any comments pointing out that 9/11 was an inside job, that ‘Covid ‘vaccinations’ were not vaccines at all and were potentially dangerous, and that the kinds of masks commonly worn did not prevent the movement of viruses. Also, any suggestion that Ukrainians are not heroes fighting an evil dictator were deleted.

    Needless to say, I don’t bother with any of the censored websites anymore. Not even to see what misinformation is being promulgated.

    Self-censorship is an important component of the system that keeps the masses trapped in the Matrix. That and overt external censorship. And in combination with the censorship operated by TPB and the mainstream media (that’s if they are different) it all goes to contributing to the energetic, environmental, social and financial meltdown that we are experiencing.

    Veracious Poet


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