Oct 242022
 


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Russia Says Kyiv Preparing False Flag “Dirty Bomb” Detonation In Ukraine (EWN)
Kiev Denies Moscow’s ‘Dirty Bomb’ Allegations (RT)
US Rejects Russia’s Allegations Of Kyiv’s Preparations To Use Dirty Bomb (Az)
Macron Calls For Peace On Ukraine’s Terms (RT)
‘Dancing On Edge Of Volcano’ With Ukraine – Sarkozy (RT)
Scholz and Von der Leyen Want A Marshall Plan For Ukraine (NOS)
101st Airborne Deployed to Ukraine’s Border ‘Ready To Fight Tonight’ (Antiwar)
Weaponized Governmental Failure: A Primer (McKay)
On Going Seriously Boom (Fred Reed)
Musk Blasts ‘Hypocritical’ WaPo
EU Displays ‘Height Of Hypocrisy’ – Russia (RT)
Germany Should Go Back To Buying Gas From Russia – Saxony PM (RT)
Energy Costs Will Bankrupt 90% Of English Schools (RT)
Blocking Judicial Review Of A Half-trillion Tuition Giveaway (Turley)
A Closer Look at the Covid Mortality Rate (Miller)
A Pulse Check Of Australia As We Exit The Pandemic (news.com.au)

 

 

A Russian source whose name escapes me right now.

 

 

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Shoigu has allegedly also held multiple calls with US Defence Secretary Lloyd Austin. No details were revealed.

Russia Says Kyiv Preparing False Flag “Dirty Bomb” Detonation In Ukraine (EWN)

UPDATE 4.44 pm (October 23) – Russian state-controlled media outlet TASS has reported that Russia’s Defence Minister Shoigu spoke to Britain’s Ben Wallace about Kyiv’s plans to detonate a “dirty bomb” in Ukraine as a false flag operation to “increase anti-Russian rhetoric.” The Russian Defence Ministry told reporters on Sunday, October 23 revealed that Shoigu spoke to Wallace via a phone call to discuss the situation in Ukraine and discuss “possible dirty bomb provocations by the Ukrainian armed forces”. The ministry said: “On 23 October 2022, Russian Defence Minister Army General S.K. Shoigu and British Defence Minister B. Wallace. The situation in Ukraine was discussed. “Sergey Shoigu conveyed to his British counterpart his concerns about the possibility of provocations by Kyiv using a dirty bomb.” Earlier, it was reported by the state-owned media outlet RIA that the UK was also involved in the process with regard to “the possible transfer of nuclear weapon components to the Kyiv authorities.”

ORIGINAL 8.33 am (October 23) – According to “credible sources in various countries – including Ukraine”, Kyiv is reportedly preparing a false flag attack on Ukraine involving the detonation of a so-called “dirty bomb” or a low-yield nuclear weapon, as reported by RIA on Sunday, October 23. The source reportedly told the Russian news outlet that the “purpose of the provocation is to accuse Russia of using weapons of mass destruction in the Ukrainian theatre of war and thereby launch a powerful anti-Russian campaign in the world aimed at undermining Moscow’s credibility.” RIA also said that according to its information, the management of the Eastern Mining and Processing Combine, located in the city of Zheltiye Vody, Dnipropetrovsk Region, as well as the Kyiv Institute for Nuclear Research, have been instructed by top Ukrainian officials to produce the “dirty bomb”, which is believed to be in its final stages.

The news outlet said that the UK is also involved in the process with regard to “the possible transfer of nuclear weapon components to the Kyiv authorities.” It added that if the provocation succeeds then “most countries will react extremely harshly to the ‘nuclear incident’ in Ukraine and as a result, Moscow will lose the support of many of its key partners, while the West will once again try to raise the issue of stripping Russia of its permanent UN Security Council membership status and increase anti-Russian rhetoric.”

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Linking Russia to nukes is a popular pastime.

Kiev Denies Moscow’s ‘Dirty Bomb’ Allegations (RT)

Ukrainian President Vladimir Zelensky has denied Moscow’s allegations that Kiev was preparing a false-flag attack with the use of a “dirty bomb,” and has pointed the finger at Russia instead. Zelensky was commenting on what he called “a phone carousel” by the Russian Defense Minister: on Sunday, Sergey Shoigu shared with his French, Turkish and British colleagues his concern over “possible provocations by Ukraine using a ‘dirty bomb.’” Russian state news agency RIA Novosti earlier reported that the goal of such a provocation would be to accuse Moscow of using weapons of mass destruction in a ploy to “launch a powerful anti-Russia campaign”. In a video address on social media, Zelensky claimed that “wherever Russia has brought death and degradation,” Ukraine is “returning a normal life.”

“And there’s only one subject who can use nuclear weapons in our part of Europe, and this subject is the one who ordered comrade Shoigu to call somewhere,” the Ukrainian leader said. So-called “dirty bombs” use conventional explosives along with radioactive material. While it could not rival a nuclear warhead in terms of power, such a device could disperse a radiation cloud around a radius of several kilometers from its explosion. Zelensky expressed confidence that “everyone understands” who is “the source of everything dirty that can be imagined in this war” and called on the world to react “in the toughest possible way” when it comes to “another escalating step” by Russia.

Earlier on Sunday, Ukrainian Foreign Minister Dmitry Kuleba also commented on Moscow’s allegations, saying that “Russian lies” about a “dirty bomb” “are as absurd as they are dangerous.” “Firstly, Ukraine is a committed NPT (non-proliferation treaty) member: we neither have any ‘dirty bombs’ nor plan to acquire any. Secondly, Russians often accuse others of what they plan themselves,” the minister said. According to the British Defense Ministry’s readout of the conversation between its head, Ben Wallace, and his Russian counterpart Shoigu, the Russian minister “alleged that Ukraine was planning actions facilitated by Western countries, including the UK, to escalate the conflict in Ukraine.” Wallace “refuted these claims” and warned Shoigu that “such allegations should not be used as a pretext for greater escalation,” the ministry said.

Earlier, in an interview with Deutsche Welle, NATO Secretary General Jens Stoltenberg said that any use of nuclear weapons by Russia in Ukraine will lead to “severe consequences” for Moscow, but refused to reveal details on these. At the same time, he said that the risk of such a Russian attack remains low. Numerous Russian officials have been insisting that the country wasn’t threatening anybody with nukes and have pointed to Russia’s military doctrine, which states that nuclear weapons may only be used if such arms or other weapons of mass destruction are being deployed against the state, or if it is faced with an existential threat from conventional arms.

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Take a look at John McCain’s view of Blinken.

US Rejects Russia’s Allegations Of Kyiv’s Preparations To Use Dirty Bomb (Az)

US Secretary of State Antony J. Blinken spoke with Ukrainian Foreign Minister Dmytro Kuleba to reaffirm the United States’ steadfast support for Ukraine’s sovereignty, independence, and territorial integrity, State Department Spokesman Ned Price said in a statement. “Secretary Blinken expressed to Foreign Minister Kuleba that the United States rejects Russian Defense Minister Shoygu’s transparently false allegations that Ukraine is preparing to use a dirty bomb on its own territory and that the world would see through any attempt by Russia to use this allegation as a pretext for escalation,” Price said.

 

 

McCain ..”Not only unqualified but one of the worst […] Mr Blinken has been a foreign policy advisor to VP Biden since his days in the Senate [but] Mr Biden has been wrong on nearly every major foreign policy issue”

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Translation: Macron wants the war to continue indefinitely.

Second translation: The loser takes it all.

Macron Calls For Peace On Ukraine’s Terms (RT)

French President Emmanuel Macron called on Sunday for a peace deal in Ukraine, but insisted that Kiev will dictate the terms of such an agreement. The Ukrainian government, however, has repeatedly ruled out any compromise with Moscow. Speaking at a peace conference organized by a Catholic charity in Rome, Macron said that while “calls for peace might seem…like a betrayal” of Ukraine, the “international community” will one day support a negotiated settlement between Kiev and Moscow, the Associated Press reported. However, peace cannot be “captured by Russian power,” Macron added. “We want the Ukrainian people to decide at a certain point…the moment and the terms of peace.” The French president has expressed this same sentiment already, declaring earlier this summer that “Ukraine will decide when the conditions are met to build peace.”

The leaders of the US, UK, and NATO have issued similarly-worded statements while continuing to bankroll and arm Ukraine’s military, and France, along with the other members of the G7, has pledged to maintain this support for “as long as it takes.” Ukraine’s terms, however, will likely preclude any settlement in the near future. President Vladimir Zelensky has pledged not to negotiate with Russia as long as Vladimr Putin remains in power, signing a decree earlier this month forbidding talks with the Russian president. Zelensky has also promised to seize the regions of Donetsk, Lugansk, Kherson and Zaporozhye, which acceded to membership of the Russian Federation following referendums last month. Additionally, the Ukrainian leader has vowed to capture Crimea, which joined Russia following a referendum in 2014.

Not only would an assault on these territories present a formidable military challenge for Zelensky’s forces, a full-scale attack on Russian land would invite Moscow to retaliate with “all the means available” to it, Putin cautioned in a recent speech. Former Russian President Dmitry Medvedev was more blunt when he warned Kiev in July that an attack on Crimea would trigger “Judgement Day” for Kiev. Meanwhile, the Kremlin has warned the UK, France, and other Western powers that it believes Ukraine is preparing to detonate a so-called “dirty bomb” in a bid to frame Russia and escalate the conflict to the point of NATO intervention. While British Defense Minister Ben Wallace refuted these claims and intimated that London’s support for Ukraine would continue, he said after the call that the UK “stands ready” to “de-escalate this conflict.”

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Sarkozy does a lot better than Macron.

‘Dancing On Edge Of Volcano’ With Ukraine – Sarkozy (RT)

It’s high time for the EU to abandon its emotionally driven policies on Ukraine and start talking about achieving peace, former French president Nicolas Sarkozy has suggested. In an interview with Le Journal du Dimanche on Saturday, Sarkozy criticized Brussels for its involvement in the conflict between Russia and Ukraine, which has included sweeping sanctions on Moscow, weapons deliveries to Kiev, and calls for a military solution to the crisis. “The European Commission is primarily an administrative body. Moreover, I still haven’t understood under which article of the European treaties [the body’s president Ursula] von der Leyen justifies her competence in the field of arms purchases and foreign policy,” he said.

“The only thing the Europeans are hearing now is more and more billions of euros being spent on the purchase of weapons. More weapons, more deaths, more war,” the 67-year-old politician added. The EU’s policy regarding the conflict in Ukraine is driven by “miscalculation, exaltation, anger, superficial reactions,” and because of this “we’re dancing at the edge of a volcano,” said Sarkozy, who was the president of France between 2007 and 2012. The bloc was right to condemn Russia and show solidarity with Ukraine, but it also needs to exercise “composure” and work to prevent the escalation of the conflict, he added. “It’s high time for serious initiatives to be taken to start talking about the future and peace.”

Sarkozy also criticized Ukrainian President Vladimir Zelensky for signing a decree earlier this month, which officially made it “impossible” for him to hold talks with his Russian counterpart Vladimir Putin. Such a stance amounted to “demanding a regime change in Moscow,” the veteran politician pointed out. “I consider this to be a dangerous leap into the unknown, although it’s understandable that it’s difficult for the Ukrainian president to talk to Putin,” he said. Moscow, which has repeatedly invited Kiev to come to the negotiating table in recent months, has blamed the Ukrainian side for undermining any potential for a peaceful settlement of the crisis.

It has also repeatedly condemned the deliveries of weapons to Zelensky’s government by the US, EU, UK and some other countries, arguing that they won’t change the outcome of the conflict, but will prolong the fighting and increase the risk of a direct confrontation between Russia and NATO. Zelensky previously set out the only conditions under which negotiations with Russia would be possible: “They can return our territory back to us if they want negotiations. They must withdraw from our territory and leave us our land within the internationally recognized borders of 1991. And then we will say in what format and with whom we are ready to talk.”

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Google translate. I think this will be costed at $349 billion, the amount George Webb has been mentioning all along. He connects it to Kolomoisky, who is Zelensky’s puppeteer, and to an Israel pipeline.

Scholz and Von der Leyen Want A Marshall Plan For Ukraine (NOS)

Ukraine’s reconstruction requires a strategy similar to the Marshall Plan after World War II. That write the German Chancellor Scholz and President von der Leyen of the European Commission in an opinion piece in the Frankfurter Allgemeine Zeitung. According to the two politicians, supporting Ukraine is also in the interest of the European Union. “Ukraine also defends the international rule-based order, the basis of our peaceful coexistence and well-being worldwide,” they write. “So if we support Ukraine, we are building our future and that of our common Europe.” Scholz and von der Leyen call rebuilding the Russian-invaded country a lengthy task that must begin now. “While one has to be careful with historical comparisons, this is nothing less than a Marshall Plan for the 21st century.”

With the Marshall Plan, European countries received money, goods, raw materials and foodstuffs from the United States between 1948 and 1952. This was done in the form of loans and gifts. It was an initiative of the then US Secretary of State Marshall of State. The timing of Scholz and Von der Leyen’s plea is not coincidental. A conference on the reconstruction of Ukraine begins today in Berlin, which includes representatives from German and Ukrainian business. The summit will be opened by Scholz and Ukrainian Prime Minister Shmyhal. On Friday, von der Leyen announced that the European Union wants to support Ukraine with 1.5 billion euros every month next year. EU finance ministers have yet to work out the details of that new aid.

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“The 101st has not deployed to Europe since the last world war. ”

101st Airborne Deployed to Ukraine’s Border ‘Ready To Fight Tonight’ (Antiwar)

The White House has deployed thousands of American soldiers just miles from Ukraine to prepare for war, according to CBS News. Officers speaking with the outlet revealed they were there for combat against Russia. Brigadier General John Lubas confirmed nearly 5,000 troops from the 101st Airborne recently joined the 100,000 American soldiers already deployed to Europe. Lubas described his troops as being on “full deployment,” and they are preparing to fight Russian soldiers in Ukraine. “This is not a training deployment, this is a combat deployment for us. We understand we need to be ready to fight tonight,” he said. CBS Reporter Charlie D’Agata was embedded with the American forces as they conducted military drills – at a forward operating base – within four miles of Ukraine’s border.

The 101st Airborne is engaged in joint exercises with Romanian forces, simulating Ukrainian soldiers’ combat against Russian troops. Colonel Edwin Matthaidess said his forces have been “closely watching” the Russian soldiers, “building objectives to practice against” and conducting war games that “replicate exactly what’s going on” in Ukraine. CBS News reported, “[Russia’s] goal is to cut off all Ukrainian access to the sea, leaving the country and its military forces landlocked.” CBS News did not provide a source for that assertion. The Kremlin has publicly said its war goal is limited to eastern Ukraine. Lubas declared the division was “ready to defend every inch of NATO soil.” However, Moscow has never threatened to invade a NATO country. Ukraine is not a NATO member.

When President Zelensky said Ukraine should be allowed into the North Atlantic alliance last month, National Security Adviser Jake Sullivan and NATO Secretary-General Jens Stoltenberg rejected Kiev’s proposal. The 101st Airborne is a light infantry division. It carries the nickname the “Screaming Eagles” as the Pentagon utilizes the 101st as a force that can deploy around the world within hours. Lubas described his division as bringing a “unique capability, from our air assault capability… We’re a light infantry force, but again, we bring that mobility with us, for our aircraft and air assaults.” Romanian Major General Lulian Berdila told CBS News that the presence of American troops was reminiscent of WWII, “The real meaning for me, to have the American troops here, is like if you were to have allies in Normandy before any enemy was there.” The 101st has not deployed to Europe since the last world war.

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“Middle-class voters tend to choose to live in places where they can expect to get actual value out of their tax dollars..”

So you fail them on purpose.

Weaponized Governmental Failure: A Primer (McKay)

Let’s call it Weaponized Governmental Failure. It’s the single most explicative factor in the breakdown of American political consensus in the 21st century, even though it’s been around since the latter part of the 20th century. The simple definition of Weaponized Governmental Failure is this: it’s the deliberate refusal to perform the basic tasks of urban governance for a specific political purpose. The crime and the graft and the potholes and the bad drainage, not to mention the spotty trash collection or nonexistent snow shoveling, aren’t incompetence. In fact, none of what you see in the American public sector is incompetence. The people responsible for it are quite highly educated and well-trained in their craft. You just need to understand what their craft is. It’s a choice to do a poor job with the more mundane tasks of running a city, and an educated and purposeful choice at that.

If you do those things effectively, after all, what you will get is middle-class voters moving in. Middle-class voters tend to choose to live in places where they can expect to get actual value out of their tax dollars — good roads, safe streets, functional drainage, decent schools, a friendly business climate, and a growing economy, among other things — and those things are hard to produce when you govern the way the Left does. Put a different way, middle-class voters are a pain in the ass. They want lots of things that make for unrewarding grunt work for a mayor, and a Democrat blowhard like a Mitch Landrieu or Ted Wheeler of Portland would rather spend his time on vacuous cultural aggressions like “social change” and offering wealth redistribution and excuses for the bad personal habits that cause so many people to be poor.

Not to mention tilting at bronze statues of better men long dead and nearly forgotten as a means of “making a difference.” For a Landrieu, or a Kwame Kilpatrick, Marion Barry, Bill de Blasio, or Lori Lightfoot, it is no great loss if those middle-class voters declare themselves fed up and decamp to the suburbs. Their exodus simply makes for an electorate that is a lot less demanding and easier to control. That “white flight” is a feature. It’s not a bug. And it isn’t all that white either. Those suburbs the folks are leaving for? Their minority population share usually increases as their population does. Why do you think that is? Simple: the black middle class has no more use for these woke urban Democrats than the white middle class does. And it’s quite a mutual sentiment, to be sure.

The urban socialist Left wants a manageably small core of rich residents and a teeming mass of poor ones, and nothing in between. That’s what Weaponized Governmental Failure produces, and it’s a wide-scale success. New Orleans votes 90 percent Democrat. Philadelphia is 80 percent Democrat. Chicago is 85 percent. Los Angeles? Seventy-one percent. None of those cities will have a Republican mayor or city council again, or at least not in the foreseeable future.Because there are very few middle-class voters left in the cities.

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“What would happen in, say, New York City even if, improbably, it were not bombed? ”

On Going Seriously Boom (Fred Reed)

A modern country is a system of systems of systems, interdependent and interconnected—water, electricity, manufacturing, energy, telecommunications, transportation, pipelines, and complex supply chains. These are interconnected, interdependent, and rely on large numbers of trained people showing up for work. Modern warheads are not the popgun squibs of Hiroshima. Talking of repair any time soon after the nuclear bombing of a conurbation is foolish because the city would have many hundreds of thousand of dead, housing destroyed, massive fires, horrendously burned people with no hope of medical care, and in general populations too focused on staying alive to worry about abstractions like supply chains.

The elimination of transportation might cause more death than the bombs. Cities, suburbs, and towns cannot feed themselves. They rely on a constant, heavy influx of food grown in remote regions. This food is shipped by rail or truck to distribution centers, as for example Chicago, whence it is transshipped to cities like New York. Heavy megatonnage on Chicago would disrupt rail lines and trucking firms. Trains and trucks need gasoline and diesel which come from somewhere, presumably in pipelines. These, broken by the blast, burning furiously, would take time to repair. Time is what cities would not have. What would happen in, say, New York City even if, improbably, it were not bombed?

Here we will ignore the likelihood of sheer, boiling panic and resultant chaos on learning that much of the country had been flattened. In the first few days there would be panic buying with shelves at supermarkets being emptied. Hunger would soon become serious. By day four, people would be hunting each other with knives to get their food. By the end of the second week, people would be eating each other. Literally. This happens in famines.Most things in America rely on electricity. This comes from generating plants which burn stuff, usually natural gas or coal. These arrive on trains, which would not be running, or in trucks, not likely to be running. They depend on oil fields, refineries, and pipelines unlikely to function.

All of the foregoing depend on employees continuing to go to work instead of trying to save their families. So—no electricity in New York, which goes dark. This means no telephones, no internet, no lighting, and no elevators. How would this work out in a city of high rises? Most people would be nearly incommunicado in a lightless city. Huge traffic jams would form as people with cars tried to leave—to go where?—as long as gasoline in the tank lasted.Where does water come from in New York? I don’t know, but it doesn’t flow spontaneously to the thirtieth floor. It needs to be pumped, which involves electricity, from wherever it comes from to wherever it has to go. No electricity, no pump. No pump, no water. And no flushing of toilets. River water could be drunk, of course. Think of the crowds.

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“The Washington Post is solely owned by Amazon tycoon Jeff Bezos, who also owns Blue Origin, a private spaceflight firm in direct competition with SpaceX.”

Musk Blasts ‘Hypocritical’ WaPo

Elon Musk called the staff of the Washington Post “such hypocrites,” after the newspaper – which proclaims that “democracy dies in darkness” – ran a series of highly critical articles on him. One referred to the SpaceX CEO as a “security risk.” While it was Bloomberg that first reported the possibility that the federal government may investigate Musk’s companies after the billionaire made them “uncomfortable” with his remarks on Ukraine, the Washington Post fired off a salvo of fiercely critical articles on the SpaceX CEO on Saturday. One piece described how lawmakers in Washington allegedly consider Musk “too powerful and increasingly reckless,” partly over his since-abandoned demand that the government reimburse him for providing Starlink internet access to Ukraine for free.

An op-ed suggested that Musk’s Twitter musings on resolving the Ukraine conflict peacefully should make him “a person of interest to security hawks,” and another opinion piece slammed the supposed lack of “discipline and respectability” in Musk’s personal life. One of Musk’s Twitter followers called the newspaper out for its editorial line. “‘Democracy dies in darkness,’ their slogan says, but instead, ‘democracy dies when influential people use journalism to protect powerful interests while deceptive[ly] claim they are protecting common people’s interests,’” the commenter wrote. “Exactly,” Musk replied on Sunday. “WaPo are such hypocrites.”

Already under fire from the liberal media for his planned buyout of Twitter, Musk angered lawmakers in Washington and Kiev when he proposed a peaceful settlement to the Ukrainian conflict that would involve Ukraine abandoning its claim to Crimea. With one Ukrainian diplomat telling Musk to “f**k off” and US Senator Lindsey Graham proposing that the government pull subsidies to Tesla in response, the Washington Post declared that the tycoon’s “ego” put Ukraine’s “war efforts” in jeopardy. The Washington Post is solely owned by Amazon tycoon Jeff Bezos, who also owns Blue Origin, a private spaceflight firm in direct competition with SpaceX. The two firms have competed for federal contracts, with Bezos’ company having a lawsuit against NASA dismissed last year, after the agency awarded a lunar lander contract to SpaceX.

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” The European Union has lost the moral right to speak about war crimes because, for eight years, it has turned a blind eye to the killing of civilians, women and children during the shelling of the Donbass by the regime in Kiev.”

EU Displays ‘Height Of Hypocrisy’ – Russia (RT)

The European Union doesn’t have the right to accuse Moscow of committing war crimes in Ukraine because the bloc has spent years ignoring the suffering of civilians in Donbass, the Russian Foreign Ministry has said. Russia’s statement came after EU’s main decision-making body, the European Council, condemned Moscow on Friday for “indiscriminate” missile and drone attacks on civilian targets in Kiev and elsewhere in Ukraine, adding that there was “growing evidence” of war crimes against Ukrainians. In a response released on Saturday, Russian Foreign Ministry spokeswoman Maria Zakharova rebuffed the accusations as “the height of hypocrisy.”

The European Union has lost the moral right to speak about war crimes because, for eight years, it has turned a blind eye to the killing of civilians, women and children during the shelling of the Donbass by the regime in Kiev. Zakharova further accused the European bloc of “covering up Kiev’s criminal actions.” She argued that, instead of seeking a peaceful solution, the EU has been “senselessly investing significant sums into prolonging the fighting.” The spokeswoman also claimed that Ukrainian soldiers who receive Western training and weapons are targeting civilians.

Russia stepped up strikes on Ukraine this month, hitting many thermal power plants and power lines across the country, among other targets. President Vladimir Putin said the intensification was a retaliation against “terrorist attacks” on Russian soil, including a truck bombing that had recently damaged a strategic bridge connecting the Crimean Peninsula with Russia proper. Kiev has not confirmed its involvement in the bridge attack, but several top officials and government agencies openly celebrated the bombing. President Vladimir Zelensky later accused Russia of killing civilians on purpose during its renewed strikes on Ukrainian territory.

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And soon. Start peace talks to save your economy.

Germany Should Go Back To Buying Gas From Russia – Saxony PM (RT)

Germany needs to get back to purchasing gas from Russia as soon as the conflict in Ukraine ends, the prime minister of the German eastern state of Saxony, Michael Kretschmer, said on Saturday. His nation would still need “pipeline gas” from Russia, the official believes. “When the war is over, we should use gas from Russia again,” Kretschmer told the German tabloid Bild’s weekend edition when asked what he would say to people demanding the Russian Nord Stream 2 gas pipeline be commissioned. Nord Stream 2 was one of the two pipelines designed to deliver natural gas from Russia to Germany via a route along the bed of the Baltic Sea. The project was shelved in late February as Germany halted its certification process when Russia recognized the two Donbass republics as independent.

Kretschmer believes Germany would need the Russian gas pipeline infrastructure to be fully restored if it seeks to ensure sufficient energy supply. He was asked if he believes the two Nord Stream pipelines damaged in an alleged act of sabotage in late September would be repaired. “We will need pipeline gas and that is only possible with functioning pipelines,” he told Bild. Russia should not be the only energy supplier for Germany in the future, the prime minister said, adding that Berlin should also secure long-term gas contracts with the US, Qatar and other Arab nations, as well as “develop our own gas [fields] in the North Sea.” His words came amid an acute energy crunch in Germany as the EU has been striving to wean itself off Russian energy supplies. Brussels’ sanctions policy against Moscow has so far brought more ill than good to Germany, Kretschmer believes.

An economic “tsunami is building up now,” the state leader warned. According to him, entrepreneurs in Saxony face a “dramatic” struggle “for survival” and many of them “are about to give up” in a matter of “weeks, not months.” Kretschmer also said that the federal government relief measures had not yet been properly implemented, while Berlin’s energy saving tips only “get people annoyed.” The prime minister also called for a speedy diplomatic solution to the ongoing conflict, adding that the EU should team up with the US, China, India and Japan to stop the war. At the same time, he said there was “not a single reason why Ukraine should give up even one square meter of its territory.”

Russia must also compensate for all the damage the conflict dealt to Ukraine, he added. Four former Ukrainian regions – the People’s Republics of Donetsk and Lugansk, as well as Kherson and Zaporozhye regions – were officially declared part of Russia in early October, after voters in those territories overwhelmingly supported the move in referendums. Kiev and Western nations, including Germany, declared the votes a “sham” and continue to view the territories as part of Ukraine.

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Homeschooling?!

Energy Costs Will Bankrupt 90% Of English Schools (RT)

Schools in England are struggling to pay their electricity and heating bills, and 90% will run out of money next year, the Observer reported on Saturday. With the cost of living crisis forcing some schoolchildren to go hungry, the government plans to cut spending across all departments. The National Association of Head Teachers told the newspaper that 50% of their schools will be in deficit this year, with the figure rising to 90% by next September. Power and heating bills at some schools have risen from £26,000 a year to £89,000 ($100,609), the report stated. On top of this increase, schools are having to fund a 5% teachers’ pay rise announced this summer. Chancellor Jeremy Hunt is expected to announce spending cuts to all departments, including education, at the end of the month.

Several school trusts told the newspaper that they are eating into their cash reserves to keep their buildings heated and their teachers paid. However, “there comes a point where we simply run out of money,” said Garry Ratcliffe, whose trust runs three primary schools in Kent. Furthermore, Ratcliffe said he’s seen an increase in the number of families unable to pay their own bills or feed their children. “Families who have never required support before are coming to us,” he said. “There is a great sense of shame for the dad who works every hour he can but still has to walk into school and ask for help.” A survey released last week by Chefs in Schools found that 83% of teachers reported children coming to school hungry because their parents were unable to afford food. Nearly a quarter said that children at their schools skipped lunch “due to poverty.”

Energy costs and inflation – which had been creeping upwards since the end of the Covid-19 pandemic – have skyrocketed since the UK decided to cut itself off from Russian fossil fuels. Outgoing Prime Minister Liz Truss exacerbated the economic crisis with a disastrous ‘mini-budget’ last month that crashed the British pound, and attempted to blame Britain’s economic woes on Russian President Vladimir Putin. Responding to The Observer’s latest report, a Department of Education spokesperson took a similar tack, blaming the “cost pressures” on schools on “international events,” and promising to offset the costs via an energy relief scheme.

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“No vote of Congress — just hundreds of billions of dollars written off by Biden, as if he is an American tsar.”

Blocking Judicial Review Of A Half-trillion Tuition Giveaway (Turley)

In a speech at Delaware State University on Friday, President Biden was positively exuberant as he announced that he had prevailed in asserting unilateral authority to forgive hundreds of billions of dollars in tuition loans. He declared that “just yesterday, a state court and the Supreme Court said, ‘No, we’re on Biden’s side.’” Some of us immediately noted that these were actually federal judges and they did not rule that he has this authority but that the other parties in two cases did not have legal standing to challenge his authority. Indeed, one of those Biden “supporters” was Supreme Court Justice Amy Coney Barrett, who simply denied an emergency application to the court. If it seems unlikely that Barrett is now “on Biden’s side,” it is because the claim is perfectly delusional.

No one could possibly read these decisions as even remotely supporting Biden’s claim to have virtually absolute authority to give away roughly $500 billion owed to the American people shortly before a critical midterm election. Within a few hours of Biden’s boast, the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Eighth Circuit enjoined the lower court. However, even the Eighth Circuit will not decide whether to be “on Biden’s side” but only whether six states have the constitutional right to bring any challenge as a matter of legal standing. Even the trial judge said the merits of the challenge raised “important and significant” concerns about Biden exceeding his authority.

Overwhelming constitutional concerns are raised by this massive election-year giveaway. Biden simply announced that he would forgive up to $10,000 in student loan debt for borrowers earning less than $125,000 annually; those who received Pell grants could receive up to $20,000 in relief; couples can qualify despite a joint annual income of $250,000. No vote of Congress — just hundreds of billions of dollars written off by Biden, as if he is an American tsar.

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“..the initial WHO estimates were off by 99% for 94% of the world’s population..”

A Closer Look at the Covid Mortality Rate (Miller)

The median infection fatality rate for those aged 0-59 was 0.035%. This represents 86% of the global population and the survival rate for those who were infected with COVID pre-vaccination was 99.965%. For those aged 0-69, which covers 94% of the global population, the fatality rate was 0.095%, meaning the survival rate for nearly 7.3 billion people was 99.905%. Those survival rates are obviously staggeringly high, which already creates frustration that restrictions were imposed on all age groups, when focused protection for those over 70 or at significantly elevated risk would have been a much more preferable course of action. But it gets worse. The researchers broke down the demographics into smaller buckets, showing the increase in risk amongst older populations, and conversely, how infinitesimal the risk was amongst younger age groups.

They added that “Including data from another 9 countries with imputed age distribution of COVID-19 deaths yielded median IFR of 0.025-0.032% for 0-59 years and 0.063-0.082% for 0-69 years.” These numbers are astounding and reassuringly low, across the board. But they’re almost nonexistent for children. Yet as late as fall 2021, Fauci was still fear-mongering about the risks of COVID to children in order to increase vaccination uptake, saying in an interview that it was not a “benign situation:” “We certainly want to get as many children vaccinated within this age group as we possibly can because as you heard and reported, that this is not, you know, a benign situation.” It’s nearly impossible for any illness to be less of a risk, or more “benign” than a 0.0003% risk of death.

Even in October 2021, during that same interview with NPR, Fauci said that masks should continue on children as an “extra step” to protect them, even after vaccination:And when you have that type of viral dynamic, even when you have kids vaccinated, you certainly – when you are in an indoor setting, you want to make sure you go the extra step to protect them. So I can’t give you an exact number of what that would be in the dynamics of virus in the community, but hopefully we will get there within a reasonable period of time. You know, masks often now – as we say, they’re not forever. And hopefully we’ll get to a point where we can remove the masks in schools and in other places. But I don’t believe that that time is right now.

Nothing better highlights the incompetence and misinformation from Dr. Fauci than ignoring that pre-vaccination, children were at vanishingly small risks from COVID, that vaccination uptake amongst kids was entirely irrelevant since they do not prevent infection or transmission, and that mask usage is completely ineffective at protecting anyone. Especially for those who didn’t need protection in the first place. The CDC, “expert” community, World Health Organization, media figures — all endlessly spread terror that the virus was a mass killer while conflating detected case fatality rates with infection fatality rates. Yet now we have another piece of evidence suggesting that the initial WHO estimates were off by 99% for 94% of the world’s population.

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“..37 per cent said they had not taken any vaccine..”

“..Only 35 per cent out of more than 45,000 people said they were vaccinated..”

“..more than 20 million Australians have received at least one dose of a Covid vaccine, or more than 95 per cent of the over-16 population..”

A Pulse Check Of Australia As We Exit The Pandemic (news.com.au)

Today Covid has become an afterthought for many. We no longer have to isolate after a positive test, masks are rarely seen – even on flights. And the tense — and at times explosive — conversations between friends and family members over issues like vaccines are largely behind us. But we want to know how you feel as Australia emerges from the pandemic. Take our poll and see how the rest of the country views what we’ve been through and where we sit today.

After a day of voting, each question has received more than 42,000 responses, ranging up to more than 50,000. The results are striking. More than half of respondents either said they regret getting vaccinated, or were unvaccinated and happy with their decision. Only 35 per cent out of more than 45,000 people said they were vaccinated and would make the same decision again. Not a single person said they were unvaccinated and regret the decision. One fifth of respondents said they had received two doses of a vaccine, 26 per cent had three and 16 per cent had four shots, while 37 per cent said they had not taken any vaccine.

According to Health Department data, more than 20 million Australians have received at least one dose of a Covid vaccine, or more than 95 per cent of the over-16 population. An overwhelming majority of respondents said they were no longer concerned about Covid and no longer wore masks in public settings. Half of respondents said they caught Covid, with 6 per cent of those catching it more than once, while 40 per cent said they never did. Meanwhile, more than two thirds of respondents said Australia‘s leaders had been too heavy-handed in the pandemic response, 25 per cent said they did they best they could, and 8 per cent said as well as any other country.

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    Paul Gauguin A seashore 1887   • Russia Says Kyiv Preparing False Flag “Dirty Bomb” Detonation In Ukraine (EWN) • Kiev Denies Moscow’s ‘Dirty Bom
    [See the full post at: Debt Rattle October 24 2022]

    #119180
    Red
    Participant

    Flatlining the immune systems of millions wouldn’t have anything to do with it. It’s all the climate stupid. Experts huh? Experts at grafting.

    The climate crisis poses a “significant and growing threat” to health in the UK, the country’s most senior public health expert has warned.

    Speaking to the Guardian, Prof Dame Jenny Harries, the chief executive of the UK Health Security Agency, said there was a common misconception that a warmer climate would bring net health benefits due to milder winters. But the climate emergency would bring far wider-reaching health impacts, she said, with food security, flooding and mosquito-borne diseases posing threats.

    https://www.theguardian.com/environment/2022/oct/23/climate-change-poses-growing-threat-to-health-in-uk-says-expert

    #119181
    Dr. D
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    “Ukraine will need more than 10,000 mobile power generators and warming centers during the winter.”

    Go Green! Germany is all for green, that’s why we want war, blowing oil into the Baltic sea, ships sinking in the Black sea, diesel use for tanks unseen in 50 years, and 12 months of non-stop generator use. Go windmills, Energiewende Forever!

    “if Russia played the trump card, which is to not nuke Kiev, but nuke a US military base somewhere outside Europe in response to the US army being in Ukraine. It would be a terrible development, but basically unavoidable.” -Aspnaz

    We have the same baseline perspective, which is chilling. However, thankfully, I feel there are several cross-currents to avert it. Carefully, painstakingly, excruciatingly engineered at enormous cost and care to avert it. What can happen is the Pentagon pulls the plug on the whole fiasco. Just like they did day 1. Got it all rolling, then didn’t show up, either as pre-planned, in coordination with, or as a result of, the Russian hypersonic strike on the NATO training back in March. Europe, Davos, everybody had it all figured out. The spending keeping things afloat, the escalation, the sanctions. Then the Yanks never showed up. Not really. The war drags out and is lost, but not in a way that if helpful. Owning only the Executive and Lettermen, they attempt multiple escalations, attacks, and now nukes. Pulled them in, then held position while Powell pointed the heavy artillery at them.

    What if the Pentagon goes home? What if they call a war and nobody shows up?

    Think the Pentagon doesn’t have things to do with a broken election and non-stop federal felonies at home?

    Hey, I thought they wanted the U.S. to follow the “Russian Revolution” plan? Now not so hot when they remove the Czar? Remove the court advisors? Don’t have a Red vs White Bolshevik Civil War?

    I guess we’ll all see and can’t avoid it.

    “Goldman Trader Asks If “There Is Some Global Coordination Amongst Central Banks to Support Markets After Friday Morning’s Rout””

    20 years after the PPT, (Working Group on Financial Markets), 40 years after the ESF (Exchange Stabilization Fund), 5 days after the Fed hands Credit Suisse $6B ($11B?) for free, they still ask this, it’s still a conspiracy theory.

    Why not? Here’s a conspiracy theory that supply and demand exist:

    “New Data Shows Immigrants Are Driving Down Wages for German Workers”

    Well they’re Socialists, so they don’t believe in that sort of thing. Because there’s no supply and demand, you can print $6,000 Billion and it won’t cause inflation. Ask any Nobel Prize winning Bernank’!

    “ Sunak Set to Be Next UK PM as BoJo Suddenly Backs Out”

    The British people voted wrong again. So we fixed it. All hail democracy! That’s freedom! …The freedom to do exactly what you’re told, or else.

    He’s right, we haven’t talked about the quadrillion, or X quadrillion in derivatives lately. It won’t really matter: like a nuclear war, you won’t miss it and can’t do much about it. A financial bunker of useful things, non-system currencies.

    “Russia Says Kyiv Preparing False Flag “Dirty Bomb” Detonation in Ukraine (EWN)”

    We already had that. They attempted it at Zap, what, a dozen times? And of course Russia will dirty bomb and make uninhabitable one of four of their own Russian Oblasts. Maybe they’ll dirty bomb St. Petersburg, why not? Makes as much sense as anything the West says.

    Don’t miss the point here: Russia won’t use nuclear weapons and the West wants them to. What’s the one clause in their defensive nuclear declaration? “Weapons of mass destruction” on Russian territory. Which Kherson is now. So we provide! Dirty Bomb by MI6? Nuclear war and all the wonderful, juicy, much-desired total war solutions long-planned therein. 500M world population, Eco-Green, currency reset. They leave the bunkers in flying cars and rule the 12 regions of the Hunger Games, mining coal with their bare hands. I didn’t say they were smart, I just said that’s what they wrote was their goal for the world.

    Lira, above, U.S. is the sole targeter of HIMARS. They shot 27 HIMARS at the evacuating civilians from Kherson. YAWC. Yet Another War Crime. The Russian air defense shot them all down, as if the HIMAR was a spitball straw.

    “French President Emmanuel Macron called on Sunday for a peace deal in Ukraine, but insisted that Kiev will dictate the terms of such an agreement.”

    Like these other nitwits, he’s had a long dearth of being punched in the face and needed to be stuffed into more lockers at school. Maybe he’s never heard of “War” before and how wars go. Manny, can ya hear me calling? WINNERS dictate what happens in wars, LOSERS, like you, accept the terms or are shot in the street. That’s why you don’t start wars unless there’s no alternative.

    “UK “stands ready” to “de-escalate this conflict.”

    If Russia totally surrenders, withdraws, gives 4 Russian states and Crimea, and accepts Ze marching an occupying army into Moscow. Then London will de-escalate.

    “They must withdraw from our territory and leave us our land within the internationally recognized borders of 1991.”

    Meanwhile, unlike 1991, Ukraine joins NATO, genocides Donbass, and has first-strike nukes 5 minutes from Moscow, breaking all three relevant treaties over 30 years: Berlin, Ankara, and Minsk. So YOU obey the law, we break it. The only Power is Power. The only Purpose of power is more power. “Power” is the power to set the exception to the rules.

    “Not only would an assault on these territories present a formidable military challenge for Zelensky’s forces,”

    As they live in irreality, they pretend that this is all theoretical and has never been tried.

    “ Scholz and Von der Leyen Want a Marshall Plan for Ukraine (NOS)”

    When you have a compounding debt system, you must double the money in circulation each unit of time. Any excuse will do, and doesn’t matter really who the money goes to, because otherwise the entire system collapses. They have most recently used Finance (‘01) then in half the time housing (‘08) then half the time, Covid, then half the time Ukraine. So since they didn’t get a WWIII kicked off and Europe is collapsing, they need to print the money for non-war instead: the $50B to Ze isn’t enough to outrun the debt compounding.

    So, nothing to do with Ukie, war, Marshall, or anything else. Only Banks merged with Government. All wars are banker’s wars?

    “the 101st Airborne recently joined the 100,000 American soldiers already deployed to Europe.”

    Wow! That’s 3,000 soldiers per nation. Or one tiny, tiny village. So much easier to erase. What are they thinking? Are they that political group who is really, really bad at math?

    And also reading? The 101st is…what? “Air-borne” “Aehr-boooornne” As in, “Gets in the air, parachutes in”. In where? Behind enemy lines. So where are they going and why is parachuting there most appropriate? Without any support, no resistance, no armor, no invasion, no air support?

    Maybe they really need the 1st Armored Division, Old Ironsides, instead? Nevermind: logic and facts. We don’t do that. We send Power Puff Girls in high heels because “Everyone’s equal.”

    “ Weaponized Governmental Failure: A Primer (McKay)”

    Cloward-Pivon. They’ve written about it proudly already going back to the 60’s. Very proud of it. Goals: “Burn it all down”. (Burn “It”? Who? Black people, the poor. The rich won’t be affected. Caring, so, so much!!!) Then “Build Back Better”! In global Socialism. …That’s really oligarchic NeoFeudalism. Overwhelming the system so it collapses is going pretty well. Except in Massachusetts and Martha’s Vineyard. They collapsed with only well-mannered 50 tourists. But dey wuz brown!

    “This food is shipped by rail or truck to distribution centers, as for example Chicago, whence it is transshipped to cities like New York.”

    No war (Or IS there? Biden sez) yet we’ve shut off both these already. Reading this article, he hasn’t thought this out very thoroughly. Some have, a lot of militia, preppers, etc, but it’s a complex system that’s difficult to scenario. A change in one variable would throw it wildly. We did do this, remember? During Sandy? Did any of this happen?

    EU Displays ‘Height of Hypocrisy’ – Russia (RT)”

    Sadly, that’s not their height of hypocrisy, just another in the long list of run-of-the-mill everyday hypocrisy. But don’t worry: there’s no level of hypocrisy that the people will finally notice.

    “Russia must also compensate for all the damage the conflict dealt to Ukraine, he added.”

    So Russia is going to save you by selling you gas, then surrendering to Ukraine/EU/NATO. Got it.

    “Schools in England are struggling to pay their electricity and heating bills, and 90% will run out of money next year,”

    Still on about the “Money”. Not that that isn’t an issue too, but the primary issue is no ENERGY.

    ““..the initial WHO estimates were off by 99% for 94% of the world’s population..”

    Only 99%? Scienz! …As we said at the time. That’s still better than their Climate predictions. Like hypocrisy, there is nothing, no possible level of failure, that could ever discredit them or cause doubt.

    ““..more than 20 million Australians have received at least one dose of a Covid vaccine,”

    …That’s why they bought a BILLION doses: for the same party who’s bad at math.

    Again: they only need to save “The System” – the financial, the Bank System – by printing and handing out money. They don’t care if there aren’t a billion people, or even if they deliver a billion doses: please DON’T deliver the product we bought. They MUST print money, so the obvious thing is to direct it to one of any cartel groups who will keep and funnel it FOR us, the liars, and AGAINST our enemies, anyone who tells the truth.

    Africa: seems unlikely, population already leveling there with prosperity, same as every other nation.

    #119182

    About that Marshall Plan:

    UKRAINE ESTIMATES COSTS OF RECONSTRUCTION AT NEARLY $750 BILLION, SAYS PRIME MINISTER SHMYHAL

    – Reuters via https://PiQSuite.com/Suite

    #119183
    Oroboros
    Participant

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    #119184
    zerosum
    Participant

    Energy input must be equal or greater than energy output for life to exist.
    Energy transfer and energy conversion mechanisms/systems must operate/cooperate for life to exist.
    ———–
    Too much energy too fast and too concentrated.
    First came a nuclear bomb scare.
    Now it’s a dirty bomb scare.
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    Let’s teach math/reading /writing to the leaders.
    Trading is cheaper/more profitable than war.
    War – seize/give me your energy or I’ll take it. Wealth/energy redistribution
    The EU’s policy regarding the conflict in Ukraine is driven by “miscalculation, exaltation, anger, superficial reactions,”
    Cost/energy expenditure of destruction/war and/plus the rebuilding/reconstruction/replacing of the economic/social structures
    will not equal/be profitable/be recuperated by the loss of production or the future energy production.
    ———–
    The west knows and is lying/accusing Russia.
    • EU Displays ‘Height Of Hypocrisy’ – Russia (RT)
    https://www.azerbaycan24.com/en/eu-displays-height-of-hypocrisy-russia/
    Zakharova further accused the European bloc of “covering up Kiev’s criminal actions.” She argued that, instead of seeking a peaceful solution, the EU has been “senselessly investing significant sums into prolonging the fighting.”
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    • On Going Seriously Boom (Fred Reed)

    On Going Seriously Boom


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    In all likelihood, civil society would collapse by the end of the fourth day.
    Thus, it would not be necessary to bomb a city to destroy it, only to cut it off from transport hubs for a couple of weeks.
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    Make peace not war
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    Russia’s Nord Stream gas pipelines, which were damaged and made inoperable by underwater explosions in late September, can be repaired within a few months.
    However, delivery to the old/previous client/customers may not happen due to lack of supply, lack of payment/rubles, or lack financial agreements or lack of peace.

    #119185
    Oroboros
    Participant

    The top graph showing the African population skyrocketing past China and India is apple and oranges. Africa is not only not a country, it will NEVER be ‘unified’ in any way, shape or kind.

    Hard in imagine any continent less likely to act in concert on anything than ‘Africa’.

    It would be like herding cats to get ‘Africa’ to act in it’s best interest, especially on population issues.

    So China and India, being actual cultures, High Cultures for thousands of years, will realize that population will have to be dealt with eventually. Not so ‘Africa’.

    Energy is the Master Resource, as Eurotardistan® is about to find out this Winter.

    Energy, consumption and population are actually related!

    Imagine that!

    The forces that want to strip ‘Africa’ of it’s resources want a divided continent.

    Some like the Empire of Lies want to use brute force to asset strip ‘Africa’

    Some like China prefer to trade infrastructure projects in individual countries for raw resources.

    But either way, the multi-polar major players don’t want a united ‘Africa’ to collectively bargain with.

    Gaddafi was the last Pan-African.

    Not gonna even be attempted again for several generations.

    By then the continent will have been significantly stripped of natural resources.

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    #119186
    D Benton Smith
    Participant

    I’m pretty sure that estimates of the future date when EU & UK (and the good old US of A, for that matter) will run out of funds to buy food and energy are based on current prices, and are not factoring in the runaway inflation on those commodities priced in “Dead Man Walking” Euros ,US$D’s and UK Pounds. Typically the estimates are a vague “some time in 2023”. I don’t think so. If they make it TO 2023 they’ll be lucky.

    #119187
    Noirette
    Participant

    part 1/2. From the Browstone article in top post.

    A Closer Look at the Covid Mortality Rate

    While it’s clear that for the extremely elderly and severely immunocompromised, COVID does present significant and serious health concerns, the “experts” did their best to convince people of all age groups that they were in danger.

    Further, it is claimed death rate was wildly overestimated, ref. is made to the latest paper by Ioannidis:

    For those aged 0-69, which covers 94% of the global population, the fatality rate was 0.095%, meaning the survival rate for nearly 7.3 billion people was 99.905%.

    The ppl who died ‘from Covid’ or ‘with Covid’ logged as Covid deaths, were, and I hate to say this, simply those who could be killed off easily, meaning with minimal objections, controls, families ready to fight, etc.

    The elderly in first place, as everyone expects them to die ‘soonish’, plus they are in a poor position to fight Med. Figures, Authorities, as already considered second class citizens, a drain on the system, not super-sexy, productive, etc. Another theme was the obese – more obese ppl vs. skinny fit ppl died, again, because it is presumed they are in ‘poorer’ health. Afaik no med. explanation ever linked being fatter to being more impacted by covid..?

    The smokers, at least one solid early study showed that smokers were less susceptible to covid, but that then quickly turned to ‘oh you smoke’ (socially no longer acceptable amongst the upper-class righteous) so that was washed away or even deemed a ‘risk factor.’

    The socially frowned upon, the disregarded, looked down on, were the no. 1. victims.

    Some of their group characteristics correlate with poverty, nil to very low incomes, which is merely another way of describing ppl in line for being victims. Medical, biological, etc. explanations were completely lacking, imho. Plus, why were men more likely to ‘die’ from covid than women?

    #119188
    Noirette
    Participant

    2/2

    The jab deployment shamelessly offered up a mirrored image.

    The vulnerable must be v <-> axed first. The elderly, weakest (in whatever terms, France for ex. put Downs Syndrome ppl at the very top of the roster!) must have priority for the magic jab. Later, down the line, the jib is offered to less ‘vulnerable’ ppl.

    Covid and the injection follow the same path, protocol, one after the other. Not ‘ethnic’ cleansing, but ‘poverty, useless eaters’ cleansing, disguised by ‘scientific’ folderol counting on, resting on, societal prejudices.

    #119189
    willem
    Participant

    Russia Says Kyiv Preparing False Flag “Dirty Bomb” Detonation In Ukraine

    Another poorly-thought-out false flag, in that Russia has the least motivation of any of the players to commit such acts. Shelling their own nuclear station at Zap, taking out a dam that would flood areas they already control, now a dirty bomb.

    Building a device that will create an actual nuclear explosion, as in “fission”, is technically difficult and very expensive, and few nations have the resources to even create the bomb-grade material needed. But building a dirty bomb is pretty easy, since all you need is a conventional explosive and any nuclear waste material you can get your hands on.

    Dirty bombs are the weapon of poorly-resourced, underfunded terrorists, not nations that have already harnessed the technology of the atom. If Russia wanted to haul out the nuclear material, they have the means at hand without resorting to this low-tech crude method.

    Not to be forgotten is that Russia, of all countries, know exactly what happens when that nasty stuff gets spread around the countryside–you essentially have to fence the environs off for good. That area around Pripyat north of Kiev is a perfect example–Chernobyl may eventually be taken apart and cleaned up, but scrubbing the surrounding countryside clean just isn’t going to happen.

    Alexander Mercouris mentioned in his piece yesterday that the mayor of Mykolaev had ordered a complete evacuation of the city, and advised citizens not to return until “the war is over.” A pretty strange order if Ukraine believes it will be advancing south, rather than retreating from the advancing Russians. Since Russia presumably has aspirations of ownership for the areas being mentioned, where is the motive?

    BTW, you would think Ukraine, if they are the ones scheming this, would also understand that, and restrain themselves accordingly. But I guess the other players don’t care.

    #119190
    D Benton Smith
    Participant

    Oh, the irony! So long as dollars can buy things they will be used to continue buying your oppression and murder just as they have been and are now. What the boss wants the boss gets because he has the bucks that buy things. That particular scam will end when the dollars won’t buy anything anymore. Oops! That scenario (absolutely worthless money) doesn’t look much more appealing than being oppressed and murdered.
    Whatever shall we do?
    Well at least that question is a no brainer.
    For out next act we shall do consequences for all preceding deeds, misdeeds, and omissions.

    #119191
    limeincoconut
    Participant

    The Ethical Skeptic has posted part 2 of his analysis of CDC mortality reporting

    Houston, The CDC Has a Problem (Part 2 of 3)

    #119192
    Dora
    Participant

    Rishi Sunak to become Britain’s next prime minister. WEF party continues holding the prime minister position. (What have Conservative and Labour got to do with it?)

    https://gettr.com/post/p1vdrrs5856

    #119193
    D Benton Smith
    Participant

    Liz Truss played her role and did her part flawlessly, letter perfect to the script. The UKs sovereign bonds had to be nuked, so she and Kwartang were ordered to fall upon their swords by doing it and then dutifully taking the fall for it. Now it’s done, and the next Fall Guy For Hire (“Soul For Sale Cheap”) will take on the next insane and onerous (but VERY well paid!) task. Like a very very poorly done re-make of WW2 mighty Blighty will go to war against Russia and become either an ash heap or a trash dump, ruled over by the same indescribably depraved ruling class that ‘s been raping them all (man, woman and child) for the past thousand years.

    And still no one wants to look behind the curtain to see who (or what?) could be so evil as to want to democide the entire dominant species and make it extinct.

    I sure don’t know (not smart enough I guess) but I’m smart enough to know that it’s not some dweeb like Bill Gates or a cartoon Nazi like Schwab, or even he and his wife’s ancestral Hapsburg and Hohenzollern dynastic bloodlines.

    There are a lot of folks ( and I mean a LOT of folks) who think that we are about to find out who (or what) the capo di tutti capo of the Bad Guys has been for the past millennia or so.

    Might as well watch and find out, right? What else can you do? Certainly nothing as wacko extreme as trying to find out who the fuck is trying to kill you.

    #119194
    The Black
    Participant

    Pfizer to Martin Shkreli: “Hold my beer…”

    #119195
    Dora
    Participant

    About the numbers of vx deaths and injured. Rumble.
    Dr. Roger Hodkinson: I hope people can imagine the extent of what is happening here
    https://rumble.com/v1ooajj-dr.-roger-hodkinson-i-hope-people-can-imagine-the-extent-of-what-is-happeni.html

    #119196
    zerosum
    Participant

    Everything is building up to a major showdown


    Everything is building up to a major showdown
    Excellent general overview of the current geopolitical situation in the world by Aram Mirzaei.

    #119197
    kultsommer
    Participant

    Pfizer and other Corporate crimes presented daily.
    Americans: Commies and Marxists destroying our country.

    #119198
    Mister Roboto
    Participant

    “A major showdown”:

    #119199

    Sergey Glazyev

    That’s the name of the guy who wrote the very first comment on top.

    He’s a Former Minister of Foreign Economic Relations of Russia.

    #119201
    Afewknowthetruth
    Participant

    There is a perception amongst some, that American has recently become a nation governed by evil people.

    That is not the case. Evil people took over the system in America in the 1880s.

    #119202
    John Day
    Participant

    imeincoconut posted the Ethical Skeptic’s latest work, which I have just read carefully.
    The Skeptic has done a lot of forensic accounting work, sleuthing out embezzlement in companies.

    Houston, The CDC Has a Problem (Part 2 of 3)

    What the CDC recently did with the reclassification of it’s morbidity and mortality data uses some techniques of embezzlement to hide excess non-COVID deaths, and specifically to vacate cardiovascular and cancer deaths. The reclassification was supposed to take 2 weeks, but it took 7 weeks.

    As soon as this changeover was done, 25% of COVID deaths suddenly occurred among non-vaccinated people with cancer, up from 5%. What was changed that all deaths with multiple causes, which included COVID and cancer, were suddenly attributed to COVID alone, and arbitrarily classified as “unvaccinated” at the same time.

    Another trick was to never empty the holding tank for deaths of questionable cause, and to just keep filling it with cardiovascular and stroke deaths among healthy young people. Look, they stop existing, instead of being impossibly high on a statistical assumption of random chance (“22 Sigma”).

    There is much more to this statistical analysis with graphic representation of the data presented the old way and the new way making it very easy to see. I’ll close with this:
    “Exhibit 6 – Excess Non-Covid Natural Cause Mortality as a metric, serves to filter out the distractions of Covid-19 as well as mortality from accidents, overdoses, and assault – all of which serve to cloud one’s ability to observe the entailed alarming signal. As of MMWR Week 40 2022, the US has experienced an additional 385,000 natural cause deaths above and beyond what we should have seen for this period of time.”
    Non-COVID excess deathe minus suicide/trauma

    #119203
    Afewknowthetruth
    Participant

    Taking preparedness to the next level.

    #119204
    Oroboros
    Participant

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    #119205
    Figmund Sreud
    Participant

    We now have an embarrassment of ‘wars’ of which paradoxically, Ukraine is perhaps of lesser strategic import,

    The Many Interwoven ‘Wars’ – A Rough Guide Through the Fog

    F.S.

    #119206
    Dr. D
    Participant

    Truss stayed for three Scaramuccis. So 3 Scaramucis = 1 head of lettuce?

    Lira, if you’re not watching, things are coming fast: NATOKraine is setting up a dirty bomb, since Ukrainians are Russians, their intel in their own backyard is impeccable. Now why dirty bomb? Pollute their “own” nation? Well, Ukie murdered prob +100,000 soldiers so far, with no guns, into machine gun fire, so we know they don’t care. But that’s a stretch for no reason.

    The reason is this: NATOKraine needs to involve the war. The dirty bomb can “involve” NATO…which isn’t involved by funding $50B dollars, stealing near-trillion dollars, blockading Russian ports and openly saying with every President and Congressman “We’re in the war.”? So understand.

    BUT, so NATO gets involved. Then what? Why? Well Lira says the 101 is in Romania. What’s nearest Romania? Odessa. And yes, we know Russia hardly cares about the whole black coast past Crimea, but they do want Odessa. Intact. SO – Stage: There ain’t no false flag! How dare you! Russia, which has real, whole nuclear weapons second to none for generations, is bombing their OWN province, with a run-down, fly-by-night backyard terrorist weapon. That’s like a guy with a jet fighter using a slingshot. That’s Logic! I’m S.M.A.R.T.

    NATO drafts General Umbridge into service: “Harrumph I say! Well, good sir, that’s not cricket! We simply must, MUST invade Ukraine!” So NATO sends the 101, where? Odessa. As a hostage.

    …Why is this crazy? They already tried to shell and occupy the nuclear plant, and take all the UN inspectors hostage. …Twice.

    Odessa is a sacred city to Russia, so, we take that and start leveling it like Kabul instead. …Blowin’ up some folks! Blowin’ up some ultra-sacred, irreplaceable statutes n’ stuff on NATO orders like ISIS did in Syria! McCain kissin’ the guy on the lips! On camera.

    Having no weapons, no army, and no time, with Russia fully mobilized by Nov 1, it’s the only leverage they’ve got. …I mean, unless you expect them to sit around, take their medicine, have the whole western financial system collapse, drag all the rich guys out of their houses and beat them in front of their bunkers.

    Harumph! Well I say!” Clearly setting off a thousand dirty bombs on a thousand dirty slavs is better than that!

    Can you see why even the Pentagon might be mad enough to depose a few Blikens and Nulands rather than let the US suffer as a evil, pariah, nuke-anybody war-of-aggression state for all time?

    #119207
    slimyalligator
    Participant

    Dr. D “Truss stayed for three Scaramuccia. So 3 Scaramuccia = 1 head of lettuce?”
    You are aware sir, you’re threatening comedy writer’s livelihoods.

    #119208
    aspnaz
    Participant

    Moreover, I still haven’t understood under which article of the European treaties [the body’s president Ursula] von der Leyen justifies her competence in the field of arms purchases and foreign policy,

    She’s a common thief, as evidenced with her Pfizer deal, so that qualifies her to spend lots of EU cash. Until people like Sarkozy in the EU do something about their fellow thief, the theft will continue. Unless the people who’s money is being stolen actually protest in massive numbers – not going to happen because TV said no – the theft will continue.

    #119209
    Redneck
    Participant

    The predictions of Lira , Mercouris , Ritter and company up until this very moment have been WROONNGGGGG!
    But the cheques keep coming so keep blathering….
    ‘this war is over , Russia has won!”
    They should “win”, they should have won months ago , at least they should kill more Ukys than Ukys kill Russians and they probably have so far but they still can’t get their shit together on the ground , got missiles a plenty but unwilling to use them and strategy has been bad and even with the twenty six republics of the union plus Belarus, Iran , the Chinx the BRICS and the Indians in support they have not yet shown the capability of fucking over eensy-teensy Ukraine , you know the sub-human cretins that live in a country that does not exist , those that should have all their children drowned by the ubermench of Russia ……
    What is the holdup?
    That is the question the Russian people want to know the answer to.
    Most recent scheme by Russian political talking heads is to twist the arm of the Afghans for the gear the US left behind , does that mean that the Russians don’t have their shit together , that the old Bolshy corruption and hubris is still largely in play , stay tuned , order more popcorn and another Coke , don’t go ‘way now.

    “Drown their babies for the benefit of us morally superior Ruskis!”

    #119210
    Veracious Poet
    Participant

    German climate activists toss mashed potatoes at $110M Monet painting…

    “While I understand the activists’ urgent concern in the face of the climate catastrophe, I am shocked by the means with which they are trying to lend weight to their demands,” museum director Ortrud Westheider said in a statement.

    “The fight against the climate crisis is not strengthened by attacks on famous paintings,” Brandenburg Green Party Leader Ursula Nonnemacher posted on Twitter. “On the contrary, we need broad social consensus.”

    https://nypost.com/2022/10/23/german-climate-activists-toss-mashed-potatoes-at-110m-monet-painting/

    #119211
    Veracious Poet
    Participant

    Filed Under Sudden & Unexpected:

    Beloved actor Leslie Jordan was found dead Monday morning after his vehicle crashed into a building in Hollywood, his agent confirmed.

    Los Angeles Police said the crash occurred around 9:30 a.m. at Cahuenga Boulevard and Romaine Street.

    He was pronounced dead at the scene.

    Law enforcement sources told TMZ that Jordan, 67, suffered some type of medical emergency.

    https://ktla.com/news/local-news/leslie-jordan-dies-at-67/

    #119212
    Oroboros
    Participant

    Nazilensky already killed 100,000 men KIA so far.

    Sending soldiers into Russian kill zone

    Ukronazi tank column destroyed by first hitting a large tank mine then other panicked tankers try to retreat into drone corrected artillery fire.


    #119213
    Michael Reid
    Participant

    I just read a positive article.

    If a Tree Falls in a Forest…

    I also realized that I am a member of the productive class.

    If I was a Fraggle Rock character I would be a Doozer. The Doozers are a race of characters from Fraggle Rock who love to work.

    #119214
    Veracious Poet
    Participant

    Recent attacks by homeless individuals in L.A. a symptom of a broader issue, homeless advocate says

    https://ktla.com/news/california/this-is-how-california-could-better-approach-the-homelessness-crisis-homeless-advocate-says/

    I’m curious what the TAE commentariat postulates is/are the “symptom of a broader issue(s)”?

    Possible pathognomonic/correlation?

    I await TAE’s careful, measured response ~ I will not comment further…

    Surprising study shows cities with highest homicide rate increases:

    Surprising study shows cities with highest homicide rate increases…

    Cities with the highest increase in homicide rates

    Kansas City, Missouri
    Detroit
    St. Louis
    New Orleans
    Milwaukee
    Albuquerque, New Mexico
    Philadelphia
    Norfolk, Virginia
    Nashville, Tennessee
    Oakland, California

    The report also found that blue cities have a higher homicide rate increase than red cities.

    https://wgntv.com/news/nexstar-media-wire/surprising-study-shows-cities-with-highest-homicide-rate-increases/

    #119215
    aspnaz
    Participant

    Ukraine’s reconstruction requires a strategy similar to the Marshall Plan after World War II. That write the German Chancellor Scholz and President von der Leyen of the European Commission in an opinion piece in the Frankfurter Allgemeine Zeitung.

    A puppet show of the common thief and the leader of Germany where they launch an idea to use government regulations to keep Ukraine as the center for laundering money stolen by the puppeteer from the western tax payers, including German tax payers. The puppeteer stole the country called Ukraine and then used it to start a war with Russia. The puppets must pretend to care about the people of the country called Ukraine as their pretend help will require a huge quantity of money and will require the people of the west to suffer. Although the puppeteer has destroyed many countries before, Ukraine is special because the people are white, so the puppeteer feels he can get the western people to support the white people in need while the puppeteer steals all their money, land and other resource.

    This show has other puppets, including Arden in NZ, she is trying to bankrupt farmers using government regulation (lamely pretending that government regulations are somehow an act of god) to insist that the people starve rather than continue producing CO2 which would risk changing the weather. Ardern’s job is to pretend to care about the change in weather and how it will impact her junipers when really the puppet master wants to steal the insolvent farms. The show is really funny because the puppeteer changed the show so that the common people are really stupid: Ardern has persuaded them to opt for starvation rather than risk changing the weather and damaging her junipers.

    #119216
    aspnaz
    Participant

    The White House has deployed thousands of American soldiers just miles from Ukraine to prepare for war, according to CBS News. Officers speaking with the outlet revealed they were there for combat against Russia. Brigadier General John Lubas confirmed nearly 5,000 troops from the 101st Airborne recently joined the 100,000 American soldiers already deployed to Europe.

    Propaganda used to justify the continued presence of the USA in Europe. They are pretending that the 4200 soldiers in the 101st Airborne (they are non-airborne but made airborne by Hollywood) would defend Europe, rather than be completely wiped out within a week if Russia were to attack Europe. It appears as if they need to show the people of Europe that they need the USA to defend them. Of course, they are really wanting to steal, that is what they do The Great Theft has to continue.

    #119217
    Redneck
    Participant
    #119218
    aspnaz
    Participant

    The prime minister also called for a speedy diplomatic solution to the ongoing conflict, adding that the EU should team up with the US, China, India and Japan to stop the war. At the same time, he said there was “not a single reason why Ukraine should give up even one square meter of its territory.”

    The Ukraine, the country stolen from its people by the USA in 2014? Now the PM of Germany wants to get the stolen land back? So that dictator Zelensky, the USA’s puppet, can continue to profit from the stolen Ukraine and keep outlawing any democratic processes? This is their argument for peace? Obviously they are crooks and do not want peace. The Germans need to get rid of the puppet running their country, he is in alliance with some very bad people.

    #119219
    chooch
    Participant

    RT has suspended presenter [director of broadcasting] Anton Krasovsky for genocidal hate speech against Ukrainians.

    Seems like a vibe the permeates Russian culture.

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