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Salvador Dali Self portrait 1921

 

Musk Says He Bought Twitter For The Sake Of ‘Humanity’ (RT)
Twitter CEO, CFO, & Top Censor Escorted Out (ZH)
The West Has Nothing Left To Offer The World – Putin (RT)
Russia Is Not An Enemy Of The West – Putin (RT)
West Can’t Sit Out Crises It Caused – Putin (RT)
‘No One Can Sit Out The Coming Storm’ (RT)
Putin Says Russia Won’t Use Nuclear Weapons in Ukraine (Antiwar)
G7 Not Big Enough To Dictate Russian Oil Price – World Bank (RT)
Norway Opposes Russian Gas Price Cap (RT)
Saudi Arabia ‘Duped’ Washington On Secret Oil Deal – NYT (RT)
Kremlin Clarifies Reports On Putin’s ‘Message’ To Zelensky (RT)
Most Dangerous And Unpredictable Decade Since WWII Ahead – Putin (RT)
US Discredited Dollar By Weaponizing It – Putin (RT)
Ukraine Adds Billions To Its Military Budget (RT)
mRNA Vaccines Injure the Heart of ALL Vaccine Recipients (DS)
mRNA Vaccines: The CIA and National Defense (Malone)

 

 

Two main themes today.

1/ Elon Musk buys Twitter and fires executives.

2/ Putin’s speech at the Valdai Discussion Club in Moscow. Actually, he did the speech and then stayed for hours responding to questions. No teleprompter needed. RT divvied up the event in many articles, so a lot of RT today.

And at the end Robert Malone on CIA and mRNA.

 

 

 

 

Jamie Dimon

 

 

 

 

Putin Suleimani

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

“Traditional media outlets have fueled and catered to the polarized extremes as they relentlessly pursue higher ratings and profits..”

Musk Says He Bought Twitter For The Sake Of ‘Humanity’ (RT)

Billionaire entrepreneur Elon Musk has tried to calm advertiser concerns about his acquisition of Twitter, telling them that he’s buying the social media platform to help save human civilization and that he won’t let it become a “free-for-all hellscape.” Speaking on the eve of closing his $44 billion takeover of Twitter, Musk posted a message to advertisers explaining his rationale for the deal. “I didn’t do it to make more money,” he said. “I did it to try to help humanity, whom I love. And I do so with humility, recognizing that failure in pursuing this goal, despite our best efforts, is a very real possibility.” The Tesla CEO, who ranks as the world’s richest person with a fortune estimated by Forbes at more than $221 billion, made his takeover bid for Twitter in April.

At the time, he pledged to end censorship of conservative voices on the platform, saying free speech was a “societal imperative for a functioning democracy.” Critics, including Twitter employees, raised concerns that Musk would make the platform unsafe by allowing “harmful” content. In May, more than two dozen left-wing activist groups urged advertisers to boycott Twitter if Musk completed his takeover, saying he would make the social media giant a “direct threat to public safety.” Although Musk has called himself a “free speech absolutist,” his note to advertisers suggested that the conversations on Twitter won’t be completely unregulated under his ownership. “Twitter obviously cannot become a free-for-all hellscape where anything can be said with no consequences,” he said.

“In addition to adhering to the laws of the land, our platform must be warm and welcoming to all, where you can choose your desired experience according to your preferences, just as you can choose, for example, to see movies or play video games ranging from all ages to mature.” Musk said the social media industry currently faces a risk of splintering into far-right and far-left “echo chambers that generate more hate and divide our society.” Traditional media outlets have fueled and catered to the polarized extremes as they relentlessly pursue higher ratings and profits, he added. “The reason I acquired Twitter is because it is important to the future of civilization to have a common digital town square, where a wide range of beliefs can be debated in a healthy manner, without resorting to violence,”the billionaire said.

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“..other workers have moved to the likes of Pinterest, LinkedIn, Snap, and TikTok..”

Twitter CEO, CFO, & Top Censor Escorted Out (ZH)

As the bell tolls for the end of the first chapter of Twitter’s life as a deep state narrative-enabling machine, the firings have begun with Musk becoming ‘Chief Twit’. Just minutes after the world’s richest man has reportedly closed the $44 billion deal, The NYTimes reports that, according to sources that declined to be identified, the Twitter executives who were fired include: • Parag Agrawal, Twitter’s chief executive, • Ned Segal, the chief financial officer, • Sean Edgett, the general counsel, and • Vijaya Gadde, the top legal and policy executive, (or censorship czar).

As a reminder, having been with Twitter since 2011, Gadde was the key executive in charge of ‘trust and safety, legal and public policy functions’ – described by Politico as the company’s “moral authority.” Gadde holds one of the most controversial positions at Twitter: Her teams decide how to moderate content. That’s made her a target of right-wing criticism, particularly when Twitter blocked the distribution of a New York Post article about President Joe Biden’s son, Hunter Biden, in 2020. She faced a renewed wave of criticism after multiple reports confirmed she was behind the decision to ban Trump from Twitter. -Politico. In other words, Gadde is likely the exec who signed off on ZeroHedge’s February 2020 ban for speculating that Covid-19 may have emerged from a Wuhan Lab, and President Trump’s January 2021 ban in connection with the capitol riot. And we are not surprised at the others…


At least one of the executives who was fired was escorted out of Twitter’s office, NYTimes reports. Please do not feel too bad for these poor, dejected executives, as Insider reports, through “change in control” provisions in employment contracts for top leadership, they will receive a certain amount of severance and an automatic acceleration of their shares, so long as Musk fires them. The provisions are disclosed in regulatory filings. Agrawal is set to receive the largest payout of $38.7 million, due largely to the entirety of his shares vesting upon his firing. Segal is set to receive a $25.4 million payout for getting fired. Gadde will leave with $12.5 million. As we detailed earlier, over 1,100 employees have left Twitter since Musk announced his intention to buy the company back in January, with almost a third going to Google or Meta. The figures come from a new analysis of LinkedIn data, with the report noting that other workers have moved to the likes of Pinterest, LinkedIn, Snap, and TikTok. We suspect, as Elon warned, it’s sinking now for some…

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Yeah, let it sink in.

“Simplification and the erasure of any and all differences have become almost the essence of the modern West. What is behind this simplification? First of all, this is the disappearance of the creative potential of the West itself..”

The West Has Nothing Left To Offer The World – Putin (RT)

Liberal democracy has changed beyond recognition and has gone from promoting freedom of speech and expression, to demanding the ‘cancelation’ of anyone with a different point of view, Russian President Vladimir Putin said during a speech at the Valdai Discussion Club in Moscow on Thursday. Speaking about the major changes in the world in recent years, Putin noted that the West has continued its policy of escalating tensions across the globe, and is trying to subjugate the world under its “rules-based order.” He added that it remains unclear who invented these rules, what they are based on, or what exactly they even are. The only thing that is clear, according to the president, is that the rules are meant to allow those who hold global power to live “without any rules at all,” and allow them to get away with doing whatever they want.


“The West in recent years and especially in recent months has taken a number of steps towards escalation. They always play for escalation; there is nothing new here. This includes the incitement of war in Ukraine, provocations regarding Taiwan, and the destabilization of the world food and energy markets,” he said. Humanity now basically has two paths it can pursue, Putin stated. It can either be fractured and keep accumulating problems that will eventually bury it, or try to find “not ideal, but working” solutions to common issues. The president went on to stress the importance of preserving cultural diversity in the world, stating that the West is trying to flatten everything out to be identical and is blocking the “free creative development” of other civilizations and imposing its own style of development. “Simplification and the erasure of any and all differences have become almost the essence of the modern West. What is behind this simplification? First of all, this is the disappearance of the creative potential of the West itself,” Putin said.

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“On one hand, the traditional, primarily Christian West “is close to us in some ways,” he said, noting that “we have in many respects common and ancient roots.”

Russia Is Not An Enemy Of The West – Putin (RT)

Russian President Vladimir Putin declared on Thursday that Russia is an “independent” civilization that does not consider itself an enemy of the West. Instead, he sees the “aggressive” and “neo-colonial” liberal elite in charge of the West as a foe. “In the current conditions of a tough conflict, I will say some things directly,” Putin told a meeting of the Valdai Discussion Club. “Russia, being an independent, original civilization, has never considered and does not consider itself an enemy of the West.” Hatred for American, British, French or German people “are the same form of racism as Russophobia and anti-Semitism,” he added. Putin went on to describe the West as two entities. On one hand, the traditional, primarily Christian West “is close to us in some ways,” he said, noting that “we have in many respects common and ancient roots.”

“But there is another West – aggressive, cosmopolitan, neo-colonial, acting as an instrument of neo-liberal ideas. It is precisely with the dictates of this West that Russia, of course, will never put up with,” he continued. While Putin undoubtedly sees the conflict in Ukraine as an existential struggle against the West – describing his forces as fighting the “entire Western military machine” and blaming the derailment of peace talks and sabotage of the Nord Stream gas pipelines on the “Anglo-Saxons,” he has drawn a distinction between Western elites and Western society before. Speaking at a ceremony following the accession of four formerly Ukrainian regions into the Russian Federation last month, Putin declared that “the Western elites target all societies, including the citizens of Western countries themselves.”

While the West expands primarily to secure its “mercantile interest,” he stated at Thursday’s meeting, it also pushes its cultural exports on an unreceptive world. “If Western elites believe they can launch new trends like dozens of genders and gay parades, they have the right to do so,” he said. “But they don’t have the right to demand that others follow the same direction.” Putin also condemned the “pure Satanism” of Western liberal culture in his speech last month, noting that “many like-minded people in Europe and the United States” feel the same way. The Valdai Discussion Club is an annual international event in Russia conceived as a platform for floating ideas that the host nation considers important to discuss with other global players. The forum was created in 2004.

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“..new centers of power in the multipolar world and the West will have to start talking as equals about our common future.”

West Can’t Sit Out Crises It Caused – Putin (RT)

The West and its allies are playing a “dirty game,” the prize in which is global dominance, Russian President Vladimir Putin has said. However, the US and its allies are not safe from the consequences of their own actions, he added. “Power over the world is what the West has put at stake in the game it plays. This game is certainly dangerous, bloody and I would call it dirty.” The Russian president’s comments came at a Valdai Discussion Club meeting outside Moscow on Thursday. He offered his view that Western nations deny others on the global scene the right to any kind of independence, be it political, economical or cultural. Last December, Russia’s proposals to address its concerns about national security were “tossed aside” by Washington, he noted.


“But in the modern world, sitting aside is hardly an option. He who sows the wind will reap the whirlwind, as the proverb says,” he said, pointing out that the ongoing global crisis affects everyone and all aspects of life. Humanity basically now has two paths it can pursue, Putin stated. It can either be fractured and keep accumulating problems that will eventually bury it, or try to find “may be not ideal, but working” solutions to common issues. Putin said he believes in common sense and is convinced that sooner or later “new centers of power in the multipolar world and the West will have to start talking as equals about our common future.”

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“Where Nazis burned books, the Western “guardians of liberalism and progress” now ban Dostoevsky and Tchaikovsky..”

‘No One Can Sit Out The Coming Storm’ (RT)

The world is entering a decade of tumult as the pursuit of a more just world order clashes with the arbitrary hegemony of the collective West, Russian President Vladimir Putin said on Thursday, addressing the annual meeting of the Valdai Discussion Club. Putin’s speech ranged from biodiversity to “cancel culture,” the nature of what the West has to offer and Russia’s response, followed by hours of answering audience questions. Here are six key points from his opening remarks.

The West stokes conflict to preserve hegemony From inciting conflict in Ukraine and provocations around Taiwan to destabilizing the world food and energy markets, the US and its allies have been escalating tensions around the globe in recent years and especially in recent months, Putin said. “Ruling the world is what the so-called West has staked in this game, which is certainly dangerous, bloody and – I would say – dirty. It denies the sovereignty of countries and peoples, their identity and uniqueness, and disregards any interests of other states,” the Russian president explained. In their so-called “rules-based world order,” only those making the “rules” have any agency, while everyone else must simply obey. However, the West has “no constructive ideas and positive development, they simply have nothing to offer the world except the preservation of their dominance.”

Rules for thee but not for me The West insists its culture and worldview should be universal, Putin said. While not saying it outright, they behave as if these values must be unconditionally accepted by everyone else. Yet when some other countries, notably China, began benefiting from globalization, the West “immediately changed or completely canceled” many of the rules it long insisted were set in stone and sacred, Putin said, with free trade, economic openness, fair competition and even property rights “suddenly forgotten at once, completely.” “As soon as something becomes profitable for themselves, they change the rules immediately, on the go, in the course of the game.”

“Cancel culture” and canceling culture Believing themselves infallible, the rulers of the West desire to destroy – or “cancel” – those they dislike. Where Nazis burned books, the Western “guardians of liberalism and progress” now ban Dostoevsky and Tchaikovsky, Putin said. Liberal democracy has transformed into something unrecognizable, declaring any alternative viewpoint as propaganda or a threat, he added. The so-called “cancel culture” destroys anything that is alive and creative, preventing any freedom of thought in culture, economics or politics alike. “History, of course, will put everything in its place,” Putin said, adding that the the self-conceit of those who seek to cancel them is off the charts, “but no one will even remember their names in a few years, while Dostoevsky and Tchaikovsky and Pushkin will endure.”

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Not sure why Antiwar brings up the nukes again.

Putin Says Russia Won’t Use Nuclear Weapons in Ukraine (Antiwar)

Russian President Vladimir Putin on Thursday said that Moscow has no plans to use nuclear weapons in Ukraine and warned the world is facing the most dangerous decade since World War II. “We see no need for that,” Putin said of the use of nuclear weapons in Ukraine in a speech at the Valdai Club, a Moscow-based think tank. “There is no point in that, neither political, nor military.” Putin recently warned that Russia could use all the weapons at its disposal to defend its “territorial integrity,” and other Russian officials made clear that included nuclear weapons and applied to the territories Moscow recently annexed in Ukraine. But there’s been no sign that Putin has made a decision to use nuclear weapons, and he said Thursday that Russia’s recent talk of nuclear weapons was a reaction to remarks from Western officials.


Discussing current global tensions, Putin said that the world is facing “probably, the most dangerous, unpredictable and at the same time important decade since the end of World War II.” The Russian leader criticized the US and other Western powers’ for resorting to force to control other nations by using measures such as sanctions, trade wars, and backing coups. One example he used was the US assassination of Iranian Gen. Qassem Soleimani, who was killed by a US drone strike in Baghdad in 2020. “They killed Soleimani, an Iranian general. You can think whatever you want about Soleimani, but he was a foreign state official. They killed him in a third country and assumed responsibility. What is that supposed to mean, for crying out loud?” he said.

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But, but… The G7 think they rule the world…

G7 Not Big Enough To Dictate Russian Oil Price – World Bank (RT)

The proposed plan by the Group of Seven (G7) to impose a maximum price restriction on the purchases of Russian oil could work only if major emerging markets and developing countries join the scheme, the World Bank has said. In its oil market outlook, issued on Wednesday, the bank highlighted the associated risks. It wrote that the upside risks are dominated by supply issues, including the extent to which Russia’s exports are impacted by new trade measures. “The proposed G7 oil price cap could affect the flow of oil from Russia, but it is an untested mechanism and would need the participation of large emerging markets and developing economies to achieve its objectives,” the report said.


It added that while significant disruption to Russia’s exports may occur in the short term as trade routes are disrupted, “market participants may find ways to circumvent the sanctions, as has often occurred with other sanction episodes.” The Group of Seven leading economies – the US, Canada, France, Germany, Italy, the UK, and Japan – agreed last month to enforce a price ceiling on Russian oil in a bid to curb the country’s revenue from energy exports. The price limit hasn’t yet been decided. According to the plan, banking, insurance and shipping firms will be banned from providing services to Russian companies that sell oil at a price above the set limit. December 5 also marks the deadline for the EU to ban all imports of Russian seaborne crude. Moscow has said it will not export oil to countries participating in the price cap.

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“This could exacerbate the problem Europe already faces, namely gas shortages…”

Putin: Russia is ready to supply gas and oil to Europe, “if they don’t want it, it‘s their choice.”

Norway Opposes Russian Gas Price Cap (RT)

Norway is against the EU proposal of setting an artificial price ceiling on Russian natural gas, according to the country’s Oil and Energy Ministry. “This could exacerbate the problem Europe already faces, namely gas shortages,” Stein Grimsrud, a ministry spokesman, told the Izvestia news outlet. Norway has become a key gas supplier for the EU after Russian flows dwindled due to sanctions and technical problems. The share of gas imported to the bloc from Russia has dropped from 41% to 9% since the beginning of the year, European Commissioner for Energy Kadri Simson recently said. Norway used to be the EU’s second-largest gas supplier, covering around 20% of its needs. This summer Oslo approved permits for gas extraction at seven new offshore fields to increase gas production in 2022 by 8% compared with 2021.


The ministry also confirmed that it plans to supply about 122 billion cubic meters of gas to the EU this year. By comparison, prior to 2022, Russia used to supply about 130 billion cubic meters by pipeline and 20 billion cubic meters in the form of LNG to the bloc annually. Some analysts, however, note that Norway does not have the capacity to supply enough gas to the EU to cover the loss of Russian flows. “Norway is unable to solve the ongoing energy crisis because a serious expansion of its exports is impossible due to limited reserves. We also note that Norway has increased its profits due to rising gas prices and has no plans to participate in setting a ceiling on gas prices. Oslo offers its European partners to work on the basis of long-term contracts,” the Russian embassy in Norway told Izvestia.

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“There’s now a level of embarrassment as the Saudis merrily go on their way..”

Saudi Arabia ‘Duped’ Washington On Secret Oil Deal – NYT (RT)

President Joe Biden reportedly made his controversial July visit to Saudi Arabia, breaking a campaign promise to shun the kingdom, because his administration thought it had secured a secret deal for Riyadh to boost oil supplies. Instead, Riyadh did the opposite, leading OPEC in cutting output targets. The production increase was supposed to come from September through the end of this year, helping to ease inflation and justify Biden’s trip to Riyadh, the New York Times reported on Wednesday, citing interviews with unidentified US and Middle East government officials. Earlier this month, OPEC announced plans to cut production by two million barrels a day, creating more upward pressure on prices and potentially increasing the risk that the Biden-led Democratic Party will lose control of Congress in November’s US midterm elections.

Several US lawmakers responded by suggesting that Washington should punish Saudi Arabia by cutting off arms sales or removing its military support for the kingdom. Biden accused Riyadh of siding with Russia in the Ukraine conflict and warned of retribution, saying, “There will be consequences.” Members of Congress who had received classified briefings about the secret oil deal “have been left fuming that Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman duped the administration,” the Times said. US officials told the newspaper that even days before the OPEC announcement, they had been assured by bin Salman that there would be no output cuts. When they later heard that Saudi Arabia had reversed its position on the issue, administration officials made a failed effort to “change minds in the royal court.”

Saudi officials said earlier this month that OPEC’s decision was based solely on economic considerations, not politics, and that Washington tried to delay the move for several weeks. Such a delay might have pushed the announcement past November 8, the date of the midterms. US inflation remains near a 40-year high and ranks as the top concern of American voters, according to polling. Biden said while campaigning for president in 2019 that he would treat Saudi Arabia as a “pariah” and would make them “pay the price” for the assassination of journalist Jamal Khashoggi. The Times said that even some of his strongest supporters have argued that Biden’s decision to meet with bin Salman anyway, after his administration thought it had a secret oil deal in May, was the latest example of “sacrificing principles for political expediency – and having little to show for it.”

“There’s now a level of embarrassment as the Saudis merrily go on their way,”said US Representative Gerald Connolly, a Virginia Democrat. Biden publicly denied in June that he would ask Saudi officials to boost oil supplies. “What happened over the last half-year is a story of handshake agreements, wishful thinking, missed signals and finger-pointing over broken promises,” the Times said.

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“Our colleague from the African state said he would have contacts [with Zelensky] and that he would relay Putin’s position to the Ukrainian side,” Peskov explained. “There was no specific message” involved.”

Kremlin Clarifies Reports On Putin’s ‘Message’ To Zelensky (RT)

Russian President Vladimir Putin didn’t ask the visiting head of Guinea-Bissau, Umaro Sissoco Embalo, to relay any special message to his Ukrainian counterpart, Vladimir Zelensky, the Kremlin has said. During Embalo’s visit to Moscow on Tuesday, Putin briefed him about how Russian-Ukrainian peace talks had collapsed after Kiev pulled out of them, spokesman Dmitry Peskov told journalists on Thursday. Among other things, the Russian leader reiterated that Moscow was ready for negotiations, provided that Kiev changes its stance on the issue. “Our colleague from the African state said he would have contacts [with Zelensky] and that he would relay Putin’s position to the Ukrainian side,” Peskov explained. “There was no specific message” involved.

Embalo met with Zelensky in Kiev on Wednesday and mentioned his talks with Putin during a joint press conference. The host described the words of his guest as “a signal from the Russian side” but dismissed the notion as mere rhetoric aimed at “nations that have not yet cut political ties” with Moscow. “For a dialogue to happen one nation has to respect another nation, respect its territorial integrity, sovereignty and borders,” he added. The position outlined by Peskov was voiced publicly by numerous other Russian officials, including the president. Ukraine’s National Security and Defense Council last month banned any talks with Russia as long as Putin remains in power, a motion that Zelensky signed into law.

The Ukrainian president said that his country’s sole goal in the conflict was to defeat Russia on the battlefield and capture all territories that Kiev claims under its sovereignty. Peace talks can happen only after this objective is reached, he asserted. Zelensky is counting on the help of the US and its allies in supplying arms, intelligence and money to Ukraine for as long as it needs the support.

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“The crisis has taken on a truly global magnitude. It affects everyone, and we should not entertain any illusions otherwise.”

Most Dangerous And Unpredictable Decade Since WWII Ahead – Putin (RT)

Russian President Vladimir Putin believes the world stands at the precipice of a tumultuous decade that will bring the most danger and unpredictability in several generations as Western hegemony inevitably draws to a close. “We are standing on a historic frontier,” Putin said on Thursday at the Valdai Discussion Club’s annual meeting in Moscow. “Ahead is probably the most dangerous, unpredictable and, at the same time, important decade since the end of World War II.” Putin rebuked the West for playing a “dangerous, bloody and dirty” geopolitical game. He said the US and its NATO allies helped to incite the Russia-Ukraine conflict while at the same time stoking a crisis over China’s sovereignty in Taiwan to enforce its global dominance.

“I have always believed in the power of common sense, and I still do, so I am convinced that sooner or later, the new centers of the multipolar world and the West will have to embark on an equal dialogue about our shared future, and the sooner that happens, the better,” Putin said. The Russian leader noted that when Moscow laid out the security concerns that would need to be addressed to avert the Ukraine crisis last December, NATO cast the proposal aside. “It’s not going to be possible to sit this one out. Whoever sows the wind will reap the storm. The crisis has taken on a truly global magnitude. It affects everyone, and we should not entertain any illusions otherwise.”

Humanity essentially faces two options, Putin added. “Either we continue accumulating the burden of problems that is certain to crush all of us, or we can work together to find solutions – functional, if imperfect ones – solutions capable of rendering our world more stable and safer.” In any case, Putin said, “the historical period of the West’s undivided dominance over world affairs is coming to an end.” Citing a 1978 quote by Russian writer Alexander Solzhenitsyn, he said, “the West has a blindness of superiority.” “Almost half a century later, the blindness Solzhenitsyn spoke of, openly racist and neo-colonial in nature, has become simply ugly, especially after the emergence of the so-called unipolar world.”

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“Using the dollar as a weapon, the United States, and the West as a whole, discredited the institution of international financial reserves, first devaluing them due to inflation in the dollar and the Eurozone, and later completely pocketing our foreign exchange reserves.”

US Discredited Dollar By Weaponizing It – Putin (RT)

Russian President Vladimir Putin warned on Wednesday that the long reign of the dollar as the world’s trading benchmark is under threat. He forecast that settlements in national currencies will gain momentum and gradually become dominant across the globe. “The transition to settlements in national currencies will actively gain momentum. It is inevitable … Such transactions, of course, will gradually become dominant. That’s the logic of sovereign economic and financial policy of a multipolar world,” the president said. Putin also noted that the West has compromised the whole idea of a reserve currency system.


“Using the dollar as a weapon, the United States, and the West as a whole, discredited the institution of international financial reserves, first devaluing them due to inflation in the dollar and the Eurozone, and later completely pocketing our foreign exchange reserves.” The seizure of the Russian assets has made all nations think about whether to keep reserves in dollars, the president said. According to him, the international financial system should be independent and depoliticized. “… Sovereign development must be ensured for all countries; the choice of any country must be respected. This is also important even in relation to the financial system … Of course, it must be based on the financial systems of the world’s leading countries,” Putin stressed.

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YOUR billions.

Ukraine Adds Billions To Its Military Budget (RT)

Ukrainian President Vladimir Zelensky has introduced several amendments to the country’s 2022 budget, which raises the maximum limit on state internal borrowing and national debt and offers a significant boost to the nation’s defense expenses. The new budget was published on the Ukrainian parliament’s (Rada) website on Thursday and states that a total of 386.9 billion Ukrainian hryvnas ($10.5 billion) would be allocated to the country’s national security and defense sectors. The bulk of the funds, some $9.9 billion, will go to the Ministry of Defense, while the rest will be split up between the Ministry of Internal Affairs, Security Service, Main Intelligence Directorate, Foreign Intelligence Service and others.

It’s noted that the government has already started work on implementing budgetary procedures to ensure the use of these additional funds for the country’s defense and national security sectors. The announcement comes after Ukrainian MP Yaroslav Zheleznyak announced earlier this month that Ukraine had already spent its entire yearly budget amid the ongoing military conflict with Russia, while presidential aide Alexander Rodnyansky stated that Ukraine now needs to be provided with between four and five billion dollars a month to keep its budget afloat. In an article published by German media group Funke on Tuesday, Rodnyansky stated that Kiev expects the EU to cover roughly half of that sum – some $2 billion per month.

He also insisted Ukraine needed to get additional aid such as “thermal clothing, emergency power and diesel generators” after Russia carried out a series of attacks on Ukrainian energy infrastructure. “We believe that Germany could take on about $500 million a month,”Rodnyansky told Funke, stressing that it would be especially necessary next year. “The state has to function, pensions have to be paid.” Ukrainian Prime Minister Denis Shmigal has put the total cost of repairing the country’s lost infrastructure and modernizing areas unaffected by the conflict at around $750 billion. The World Bank and the US have stated they believe the price to rebuild Ukraine was significantly lower, at around $350 billion, according to Funke.

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…and Cause Myocarditis in Up to 1 in 27..

mRNA Vaccines Injure the Heart of ALL Vaccine Recipients (DS)

New evidence has emerged that the mRNA COVID-19 vaccines are routinely injuring the heart of all vaccine recipients, raising further questions about their safety and their role in the recent elevated levels of heart-related deaths. The latest evidence comes in a study from Switzerland, which found elevated troponin levels – indicating heart injury – across all vaccinated people, with 2.8% showing levels associated with subclinical myocarditis. The official line on elevated heart injuries and deaths, where they are acknowledged, is that they are most likely caused by the virus as a post-Covid condition rather than the vaccines. However, expert group HART (Health Advisory and Recovery Team) has pointed to Australia as a “control group” on this question.


HART notes that even though Australia had not had significant Covid (only 30,000 reported infections and 910 deaths) prior to mid-2021, it still saw a trend in excess non-Covid deaths beginning in June 2021. HART notes that Australia “did not have prior Covid as a reason for seeing this rise in mortality and hospital pressure from spring 2021”. Instead, “the results from this control group indicate that the cause of this rise in deaths, particularly in young people, must be something in common with Australia, Europe and the USA”. In New Zealand, economist John Gibson found a temporal association between boosters and excess deaths, estimating “16 excess deaths per 100,000 booster doses”. He noted that the age distribution of the deaths corroborated the hypothesis: “The age groups most likely to use boosters show large rises in excess mortality after boosters are rolled out.”

[..] As to cause, Dr. Michael Palmer and Dr. Sucharit Bhakdi at Doctors for Covid Ethics have set out what they deem “irrefutable proof of causality” that mRNA vaccines are causing vascular and organ damage. From studies and autopsy evidence the medical experts show: • mRNA vaccines don’t stay at the injection site but instead travel throughout the body and accumulate in various organs; • mRNA-based Covid vaccines induce long-lasting expression of the SARS-CoV-2 spike protein in many organs; • Vaccine-induced expression of the spike protein induces autoimmune-like inflammation; • Vaccine-induced inflammation can cause grave organ damage, especially in vessels, sometimes with deadly outcome.


They explain that autopsy evidence shows that “the strong expression of spike protein in heart muscle after vaccination correlates with significant inflammation and tissue destruction”. They add that “vaccine-induced vascular damage will promote blood clotting, and clotting-related diseases such as heart attack, stroke, lung embolism are very common in the adverse events databases”.

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Subtitle: “This isn’t going to end well.”

mRNA Vaccines: The CIA and National Defense (Malone)

We have to have some technology to enable rapid response for special forces teams that are going to go in to wherever the bad guys are when we detect them and address that problem and take them out. Those special forces need to be protected. We need to have capabilities that can be deployed at the battalion level. We need to have capabilities that can be deployed at the population level. This RNA tech was one of the ones, together with monoclonal antibodies, that the government has long believed had huge potential to enable that type of rapid response. They actually like monoclonal antibodies better. The idea behind monoclonal antibodies that they really like is you can administer these products to a special forces group. They go in theater, do their business, come back out, go see their wife, monoclonal antibody is gone. It’s cleared. Yay.

The problem is that the technology just has not performed. The monoclonal antibody technology is too cludgy. It’s too cumbersome. What we’ve learned over the last three years is that viruses and pathogens can evolve to escape that fairly rapidly because they’re fairly specific. We’ve all seen the viral evolution in real time. We experienced it. That’s the unmet medical need and the justification underlying this. That there is an unmet need for some technology, that will now allow rapid response to both emerging pathogens and engineered pathogens such as bio-warfare or terrorism-based pathogens. I think we can all agree that we would like such a technology to exist. The truth is that DARPA, which is the operational development arm, basically the CIA, fell in love with the RNA technology over a decade ago.

They decided to capitalize it and force it into the market space. For instance, they’re the ones that have capitalized through In-Q-Tel, their investment arm, the new RNA manufacturing facilities up in Canada. This is a CIA program. There’s no ambiguity here. I’m not telling state secrets. The technology was basically pulled out of the trash can, because it had been suppressed by Merck after I developed it over 30 years ago. Then it was advanced very aggressively by DARPA. DARPA funded and basically built Moderna. They’re continuing to push all this. They’re pushing it through the government. What you’re seeing is the power of the intelligence community and the new bio-defense industrial complex that’s developed since the anthrax attacks and it really goes beyond that in being able to push their agenda through the government.

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    Salvador Dali Self portrait 1921   • Musk Says He Bought Twitter For The Sake Of ‘Humanity’ (RT) • Twitter CEO, CFO, & Top Censor Escorted Ou
    [See the full post at: Debt Rattle October 28 2022]

    #119485
    aspnaz
    Participant

    Alexander Stahel has a Ukraine flag on his twitter account! The Nazi!

    #119486
    Red
    Participant

    After a study revealing an income loss of 5.4% of India’s GDP due to heat waves, The Lancet has found that in India there was a 55% rise in deaths due to extreme heat. The Lancet study also noted that excessive heat also led to a loss of 167.2 billion potential labour hours among Indians in 2021.
    The loss of labour hours led to a loss of income which is equal to 5.4% of the country’s GDP, says research.

    https://www.livemint.com/news/india/lethal-heatwave-more-indians-are-dying-due-to-high-temperature-11666778785596.html

    It’s all about the money, right?

    #119487
    Oroboros
    Participant

    Jim “Creamer” Cramer pimping Amazon stock.

    What a little bitch.

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    #119488
    Oroboros
    Participant

    The US has nothing left to offer the world – Putin

    Putin is one of the only major Leaders in the world.

    The Collective West is ‘lead’ by a senile muppet animated by the fist of the Military Industrial Mafia rammed up his ass.

    .

    President Poop Pants cuts the cheese.

    • Saudi Arabia ‘Duped’ Washington On Secret Oil Deal

    That was easy

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    #119490
    zerosum
    Participant

    Read more … Two main themes today.
    Humanity now basically has two paths it can pursue, – Putin stated.

    Lie – Peace

    Truth – Life, – Pain, War, Pestilence, Famine and Death
    ——–
    https://www.powerthesaurus.org/peace/antonyms
    Antonyms for Peace, 5 805 opposites of peace
    ————–
    Listen to Putin,

    “Moscow has said it will not export oil to countries participating in the price cap.”

    ” Russia is ready to supply gas and oil to Europe, “if they don’t want it, it‘s their choice.”

    “The West has a blindness of superiority.” “Almost half a century later, the blindness Solzhenitsyn spoke of, openly racist and neo-colonial in nature, has become simply ugly, especially after the emergence of the so-called unipolar world.”
    ———-
    A budget is a plan to spend money that you don’t have.
    ———-

    #119491
    zerosum
    Participant

    The web is sending me Choices – jabs
    (Lie – Peace, Truth – Life, – Pain, War, Pestilence, Famine and Death,)

    You need both COVID-19 and flu vaccines to protect yourself from serious illness during the fall and winter.

    It’s especially important to keep up with your vaccinations if you have health conditions that make you clinically extremely vulnerable.

    #119492

    Can I interpret the up-DOW to European money flooding into the market as it flees the European meltdown and potentially enlarging war?
    Has Armstrong’s “socrates” addressed this?
    Or is this a pumping scheme for political purposes?
    or something else?

    #119493
    Susmarie108
    Participant

    Not to take anything away from today’s excellent selections, this piece linked from ZH really “painted the whole picture” for me. The role of HATE is revealed with blunt force. We are not an Empire of Lies, we are the Empire of HATE and Lies. The hate part is the essential ingredient in all of this and should not be left out.

    “Through Winston’s ordeal, the reader comes to understand the mindset of the Elite; they must first gain power over the masses:

    He paused and signed to the man in the white coat. Winston was aware of some heavy piece of apparatus being pushed into place behind his head. O’Brien had sat down beside the bed, so that his face was almost on a level with Winston’s.

    […] ‘The real power, the power we have to fight for night and day, is not power over things, but over men.’ He paused, and for a moment assumed again his air of a schoolmaster questioning a promising pupil: ‘How does one man assert his power over another, Winston?’

    Winston thought. ‘By making him suffer,’ he said.

    Exactly. By making him suffer. Obedience is not enough. Unless he is suffering, how can you be sure that he is obeying your will and not his own? Power is in inflicting pain and humiliation. Power is in tearing human minds to pieces and putting them together again in new shapes of your own choosing.

    They must strip humanity of self-worth:…..”

    https://www.zerohedge.com/geopolitical/never-ending-jabs-un-repayable-debt

    Your response to the small things – matters. These are tangible expressions of humanity and builders of the Spirit, a display of self-worth, alive and at work in the world if you want it! Celebrate the rising sun. Watch golden leaves flutter in the wind. Lick the dog. Smile at a stranger. Call your customer for no reason. Go sit on the sunny front porch at work. The stars are up there even at 7 AM, who are the last ones to leave for the new day? This is your HOMEwork. Just for you sweetHEARTS.

    LOVE to All.

    Revolver being re-relased today. Would like to hear it. Original version here:

    #119494
    Susmarie108
    Participant

    Clarification: We are not FIGHTING an Empire of Lies, we are FIGHTING the Empire of HATE and Lies. The hate part is the essential ingredient in all of this and should not be left out.

    #119495
    zerosum
    Participant

    inquiry into emergencies act
    The Emergencies Act sets out the terms for cabinet to set up the inquiry. It says an inquiry must be held “into the circumstances that led to the declaration being issued and the measures taken for dealing with the emergency.” A report must be tabled in each House of Parliament by Feb. 18, 2023.

    Trudeau refused to meet/talk/listen with the freedom convoy protestors and as a result, the freedom convoy stayed longer than the expected weekend demonstration.

    #119496
    phoenixvoice
    Participant

    I’ve been reading Upton Sinclair’s The Jungle of late. It took me 3 tries to get into, but after several chapters I found myself eager to return to it while I did the exercise bike each day.

    I have a spouse that insists that the past was rosier than now. The more I study the past, the more I see the same sorts of corruptions in the past as now. Sure, the specifics shift around and technology changes, but there is more similarity than difference. I believe that his view is factually incorrect.

    It does seem that the socialist-related fights circa 1900 in Chicago and elsewhere in the US created broad cultural changes: child labor was nearly outlawed, the expectation of universal education, the expectation that individuals are not paid for their vote, the expectation (and law) that ingredients be listed on food and drug labels, the requirement that employers shoulder the full burden of injuries occurring at the job-place, that there be a “minimum wage” or “living wage,” that there be some sort of “safety net” to catch those who are discarded in capitalism’s endless game of musical chairs, universal “old-age” and disability pensions, etc. With the 1950s came broad prosperity and a burgeoning middle class. “Socialists” and “socialism” were rooted out and essentially destroyed, but the policy and cultural changes that they brought were widely adopted and became the expectations of the growing middle class.

    (There may be endless debates regarding the education of children — those debates were even going on in
    Plato’s time — however, I find the current systems in place for children’s education to be much better than for children to receive no formal education and to be working from age 3-5 for pittance wages paid to parents.)

    Regardless of how they are administered (through public or private or hybrid means) I suspect that most folks would agree that it is desirable that we have an economy where any who are interested in work can find work up to 40 or so hours a week that affords them a reasonable standard of living, that they may obtain healthcare (in whatever form that they prefer,) that children be educated rather than forced to work (with parents directing this education as they see fit,) that employers should bear the costs and financially support those injured on the job, that food and drug labels be transparent so that purchasers know what they put into their bodies, that voting be without coercion nor remunerated, etc. Most of the arguments in these areas stem from how these concepts are applied, or who controls the application. It is not usually culturally acceptable to state that the disabled should be left to starve, that in-the-job injuries are the responsibility of the employee foolish enough to get injured, that children should be expected to work for wages to “earn their keep,” etc., although these ideas have — at times — been a part of the the cultures of some human societies (even in the histories of current societies.)

    I find it interesting to explore how it came to be that many of the ideas championed by socialists 120 years ago have become incorporated culturally while (at least in the US) socialism itself became a hated term. Did US culture absorb “the good parts” of socialism, discarding “the bad parts?” That is one way to look at it. There are other ways to frame what occurred. Simultaneously, if we view the past through rose-tinted glasses we may see an idealized past — something like a Thomas Kincaid painting— and believe that we can dismantle the laws that supported the cultural changes that I’ve mentioned without returning to the dregs of life described by Upton Sinclair and Charles Dickens and others. But that Thomas Kincaid painting is no more reality than are Pablo Picasso’s later paintings when he incorporated multiple perspectives into one painting.

    We need the Constitution, and we need laws that set out generally agreed upon moral and cultural standards. (Granted: the vast majority of laws do not do this — partly because many bills passed are dealing with necessary mundanities of governing, partly because human government and corruption are close bedfellows.) When the populace is generally following agreed upon moral and cultural standards by choice and desire, then appropriate laws fall lightly upon them. Corrupt laws and inappropriate laws fall heavily on them, and this heaviness will (eventually) cause the populace to insist that the heavy law be changed. Powerful players are endlessly trying to manipulate this system for their own benefit…

    #119497
    Rototillerman
    Participant

    I listened to the Robert W. Malone presentation last night while working on a household repair (I’m subscribed to his substack). It crystallized an understanding of something that has been bothering me for some time: clearly, a large section of the federal public health administration is knowingly pushing a malicious and dangerous product onto the public. How are they rationalizing that to themselves? Malone thinks it is because they have been told/convinced by the intelligence/military that THIS MUST BE DONE to mitigate the risk of biological warfare agents. That is, we have to have a rapid response platform approved and generally accepted by the public to counter an inevitable attack. He takes pains to say that he’s not condoning that view, but it is important to understand that those in power may hold that view. I certainly don’t condone it. I think the whole idea of the DOD playing with viruses is bat-shit crazy, and way more likely to get us in trouble than any other route.

    It reminds me of something that Catherine Austin Fitts has brought up in her interviews: how do you get people to go along with evil? Her answer is that you need two things: you need to give them a cover story that they can hide behind (we’re proactively defending you against unspecified biowarfare threats), and you give them a piece of the action monetarily. I think both of those conditions are satisfied at the CDC.

    #119498

    This must be the last time they got him in a straightjacket. As they say, it all went downhill from here. What a man. RIP.

    #119499
    Bishko
    Participant

    Looking around at all the world’s “leaders”, I can only find one who seems to be a Statesman, who really is for his people and his country and is not a puppet of the power brokers. I wonder how we can get one? They bumped off Bobby before he could get a real toe hold.

    #119500
    Noirette
    Participant

    Afewk (shortened name, apologies) wrote about climate change prev..

    In Switz. 90% or more believe in global warming, because they have seen it and felt it themselves, it has been that rapid! I use the term G-W, as ‘climate change’ was a later description to (imho) confuse the issues.

    Sure, that is ‘local weather’ from a postage stamp country 🙂

    (Pers. anecdote) I will remember the 2003 heatwave forever. I lived in the countryside and regularly took a long journey bus. At the top of the heat wave (look it up, a lot of French and Italian ppl and others died, not so much in Switz) we were driving slowly thru a devastated landscape, trees with no leaves, crops dying, a stark landscape, several ppl had silent tears running down their faces, some ppl bowed down and prayed, an end-times feeling gripped us all. One child started to sing, wobbly like.

    Recovery was possible – a lot of the vegetation had to be replaced – Life went on.

    About a year ago the CH Fed. site stated that GW had upped CH temps by 2.1 C degrees. Then it changed to ‘over slightly 2 D.’

    Compared to what?

    The original comparisons were to average 1961 > 1990.

    It is the WMO (1) that defines the period for comparison, thus applied by countries all over.

    Comme l’OMM (1) l’a conseillé, la période de 1961 à 1990 continue de servir de référence pour étudier l’évolution du climat à long terme.

    in F. https://bit.ly/3gWtwIk

    So, this time period is now used only for long-term change, it used to be standard and used for all official nos. for current, ongoing change.

    The new comparison period is 1991 to 2020 !

    In CH, no *official* comparison is made back to 1850 (when solid official temp. measures were made, and industry took off.) For CH, from 1850 to today, imho the rise is 1.5, – 1.9 C.- a v. conservative est, on top of accepted comp. standard. The records are public, it is easy to calc.

    So around close to 4C since 1850… Note, CH is very subject to global warming: locked in a large continent, no sea breeze, high altitude, mountain terrain, which makes it vulnerable (ice melts impact everything, tiny tipping points) etc. Still, that is huge…

    The point is that ‘offical figures’ are meaningless, and worse than useless to those who want solid nos, such as farmers, urban landscapers, builders, scientists, etc.

    1. World Meterological Organisation https://public.wmo.int/en

    #119502
    Redneck
    Participant

    Iranian youth step it up.

    #119503
    Armenio Pereira
    Participant

    It truly would be a blessing if humans could definitively eschew the ludicrous – and sometimes outright dangerous – delusions about making the world – and, by extension and sheer hubris, the Universe – a “better” place, because:
    a) The many agonistical views on what “better place” means and how to get there recurrently end up in tragic and widespread disputes.
    b) No one can improve an already perfect thing.

    Having said that, I grok this is only wishful thinking, because humans are not here to improve an iota, but simply to be what everything else is: an agent of change, a figment of The Everlasting Dissatisfaction.

    #119504
    Afewknowthetruth
    Participant

    Mind control.

    Several months ago I encountered a woman in the street who had come to my house several times to play bridge. She had also come to me for help when she had a problem, and I had helped her. On the occasion I refer to, the matter of rising fuel prices arose: she blamed Putin.

    I pointed out that fuel price rises had nothing to do with Putin, and that Putin was the person most likely to cause the removal of the psychopaths who were (are) misleading us.

    The next time I saw her in the street I said, “Good morning C…”

    She turned her back on me and walked away.

    Treat her as a total stranger these days

    My neighbour complained to me that she could see the truth signs that I had in my garage from her kitchen window. I told her to look elsewhere; there were plenty of places to look other than into my garage. This is the neighbour whose cats I fed whenever she went away, and who came to me for help when she had a serious leak in her kitchen. I spent the best part of a day helping her with that

    Next thing, she was attempting to put an old bed frame and pits of car body onto the fence, to block out the truth from her line of view..

    I told her I would knock them down if she stuck bits if car body and bedframes on the fence.

    She then stuck a poster of ‘The Scorpion’ (Adern) in the window. I was not impressed but ignored the taunt.

    A few days later, I hear banging, as some of her friends erect additional posts and a sheet of metal on the fence. During that altercation I was physically threatened, so called the police.

    Interestingly, no police were available; many had been transported to Wellington to bash anti-government protesters over the head with batons and punch them etc.

    Eventually a policemen arrived. I described the saga.

    He agreed that I could put truth signs wherever I wanted on my property, and through he couldn’t say it, knew I was absolutely right about the ‘vaccines;\’ being fake and dangerous. He later followed up the violence threats.

    My last communication with the nutty neighbour was to tell her that she could attempt to block the truth, but it will get her in the end.

    Around that time, a fellow bridge player whose house I had been invited to on numerous occasions for coffee, wine, chats etc. was about to leave home in his car. I saw nearby and approached to say hello.

    “Don’t come near,” he shouted. “You are not vaccinated.”

    “Nor are you, J.. It’s not a vaccine. No one is vaccinated.”

    Both J and his partner wore masks whenever they left home, the partner even when driving alone. Both got the jabs. I’m not sure whether it was two or three jabs when they both went down with Covid.

    I had to chuckle when I heard.

    During my final confrontation with the idiots at the local bridge club -who had demanded I be jabbed before allowing me to play! something i would NEVER DO- I asked the female partner if she had been jabbed. To which she relied yes. So I asked her why she was wearing a mask.

    I could spend the entire day recounting incidents of government-orchestrated lunacy and destruction. I don’t have the time. For the moment we don’t have discarded masks littering the streets. But who knows what madness the psychopaths in control will come up with next.

    Let’s put it this way. Just over 200 years ago, a gang of rapacious thieves and compulsive liars sent out agents to make claims in distant lands, with a view to extracting resources from them. It was a strategy that had been successful for the previous two hundred years or kore; subjugate and steal.

    Agents of the rapacious thieves and liars set up a fake government to oversee the extraction of wealth, and to encourage migrants to settle, to facilitate greater extraction of wealth.

    The fake government wrote fake laws to make the extraction of wealth easier. And the fake government wrote laws to keep the populace subjugated.

    The fake government went on to set up institutions to establish greater control of the general populace, and to brainwash the general populace into believing bullshit.

    A little later, fake institutions such as city councils, district councils and regional councils were set up to oversee the extraction of wealth and to promote local, national and international Ponzi schemes.

    Everything is Orwellian, and after two centuries of institutionalised looting and polluting the end of the road is near.

    The bulk of the populace, trained to shun truth and never do any independent research, still believes the bullshit churned out by ‘The Scorpion’ and other agents of the international gangs of thieves.

    However, the complete disconnect between what the agents of The Empire say and what people see is growing by the day. The fake government will lose control at some stage in the near future.

    It seems that full scale World War Three has been postponed.

    On the other hand, the war engaged in by the ‘government’ on the people and environment has been ramped up.

    Ten years ago I began to write ‘This will end very badly for everyone in my comments to NPDC’.

    It makes no difference how many times it is said [this will end very badly for everyone] because the bulk of the populace is totally mind-controlled. And many are now keeling over from the jabs. But that does not stop the psychopaths from promoting yet another round of jabbing. That suggests people keeling over from jabs is part of the plan.

    It is said that ‘The Scorpion’ has now acquired something like $30 million personal fortune in kickbacks and ‘investments’ in death and destruction. And with her/its personal wealth assured, she/it is ready to move on to the position at the UN that has been selected for her/it.

    #119505
    zerosum
    Participant

    “…people keeling over from jabs ….”

    I would expect to see advertisement for senior to go into retirement homes because there are vacancies.
    I would expect that doctors would know that their sr. patient are dying faster and that they can take more patients.

    I’m personally aware that friends/acquaintances are increasing getting health problems, way more often/severe than prior covid/vaccination.

    #119506
    Afewknowthetruth
    Participant

    Noirete

    The real problem in measuring the degree of warming is that most of the warming is taking place in locations that do not have accurate long-term temperature data, i.e. the deep oceans and the vast tracks of land that make up Siberia and the Candian permafrosts.

    Whilst people think in terms of where they live, the temperature of a land mass can swing wildly, as air moves across it from a region with a very different temperature profile.

    We experienced such wild swings here [In the South Island of NZ] very recently. Warm air from the NW and a clear sky resulted in 26oC in the shade and 28o to 32o in the sun. A few days later it was down to 6oC, with an overnight of 2oC, as a SW air flow brough cold air from Antarctica. Snow on the hills.

    Reliable measurement from the depths of the oceans have only been available for about 30 years.

    Similarly, no one knows the temperature changes inside icesheets. But we do know that rain fell on the highest peak in Greenland last year, for the first time ever.

    This graph looks rather ominous

    https://nsidc.org/greenland-today/

    #119507
    Afewknowthetruth
    Participant

    The most dangerous decade in human history.

    #119508
    John Day
    Participant

    Biden and Harris will campaign for COVID-stroke-aphasic Pennsylvania Senatorial candidate John Fetterman after he failed to actually be able to debate his opponent, Dr Oz.
    https://www.zerohedge.com/political/biden-harris-campaign-fetterman-after-rocky-debate-performance

    At some point I have to wonder if the dems want to throw the blame for the crash on the repubs, and see it coming like a freight train.

    #119509
    Afewknowthetruth
    Participant

    Confident and competent

    #119510
    russellnblbs
    Participant

    @ AFKNTT

    That sounds terrible the troubles with neighbours in NZ. Haven’t had the same experience at all here in Oz, slight craziness amongst family and friends a year or so ago but now they all change the subject embarrassingly if it is brought up. Hard to come to terms with the fact you were tricked and fell for it hook, line and sinker I suppose.

    Regarding the climate I think everyone is right. Looking at certain data and through certain paradigms you can reach a lot of different conclusions (perhaps the conclusion precedes the interpretation?), but the problem for me stems from the inherent complexity of the system, the limits of western scientific paradigms and therefore whether we can make accurate predictions. If the climate is warming, there will be winners and losers in a geographic sense, if it is staying the same ditto, if it is cooling ditto. The only way in which is really matters for most people is the best ways to adapt, which is why accurate predictions are so desired, but it’s always best to have a dollar each way.

    #119511
    kultsommer
    Participant

    @phoenixvoice
    Waiting for the replies from other visitors of the site that would prove your recent assertion how the site “welcomes different ideas” or something to that tone.
    I had never had a confusion as what the Left is – the one you described in addition to folks manning barricades during the Spanish civil war, WWII resistance fighters and heroes in Europe or organizers of the resistance to Anglo-looters in South America. Latter being especially scolded for preventing us to have “our oil and minerals”.
    New “Left” is considered and accepted by the indoctrinated schmucks, as Antifa, BLM or ladies wearing pink vagina-like hats. Accepting that is the same as accepting that Lea Thomas is the young woman and why not in the upside-down world.

    #119512
    Dr. D
    Participant

    Twitter buy pretty normal: Secret Pre-buys to position, attempts to influence board instead, sets up the buy contract, tries to get discovery and re-negotiation on price, back and forth, one side gets the upper hand, run out of time, deal goes through. It was a good play to try to drop the price, but it didn’t work. Oh well, these things happen.

    Oh: and the press went bananas and called it crazy, using hyperbole = 11 with every comma.

    Twitter Leftists then break down and says “I’ll be first to be banned”. Banned? I thought it was all for free speech: Why on earth would Musk ban you when the whole POINT is he’s providing free speech? “Because that’s how this works.” What? Works for YOU, in YOUR world, the world of banning anyone you don’t like. Us normal people aren’t nitwit crybabies who ban bad words, more’s the pity for us.

    Cramer: “Bear Sterns is NOT going bankrupt! BuyBuyBuy!!!”

    Oh and the apes won big on Credit Suisse. NYT comes out and says “All rumors of trouble are nonsense, totally created by social media. (PS BuyBuyBuy)” Whoops! Stock smashed, bank run rumors all true: not that hard, only 5 days later. Thus another day of infamy in the NY Times. No wonder they dream of being North Korea: then we’d have no choice but to buy their paper.

    “Simplification and the erasure of any and all differences have become almost the essence of the modern West. What is behind this simplification?”

    Idiocracy, basically. Or as Orwell would say, “Newspeak”: the removal of all words and meanings such that you can no longer formulate intelligent ideas. Past tense. That’s why when Putin says clear, obvious things, no one can understand him.

    “But the English language had deteriorated into a hybrid of hillbilly, valley-girl, inner city slang, and various grunts. Joe was able to understand them, but when he spoke in his ordinary voice, he sounded pompous and “faggy” to them.” “…Joe was about to learn, that in the future, justice was not only blind, but had become rather retarded as well.” –Idiocracy, 2006

    Not an instruction manual.

    “Putin Says Russia Won’t Use Nuclear Weapons in Ukraine (Antiwar)”

    But the U.S. said they would. Weasel words before, but this week came open about it.

    “The G7 think they rule the world…”

    The Who?

    “his administration thought it had secured a secret deal for Riyadh to boost oil supplies. Instead, Riyadh did the opposite, leading OPEC in cutting output”

    Guess you should stop trying to assassinate MBS then, both in Riyadh, and in Vegas.

    Australia “did not have prior Covid as a reason for seeing this rise in mortality and hospital pressure from spring 2021”.

    I have wondered about the “Post-Covid” argument. I guess that settles it. Thanks, Australia.

    “When we hear that we are a country that stands for freedom and justice for everyone – it simply doesn’t apply to those who are not white”

    Yeah, except it doesn’t apply to those who are white either.

    Unless he is suffering, how can you be sure that he is obeying your will and not his own?”

    This is a great insight. And one used in mafias and other control like domestic abuse. You HAVE to keep something they don’t want always going on. Wouldn’t that be counterproductive? More likely to slip away and rebel? Well…maybe, but you have to have a warning light on two things: one, if they have thoughts, you’ll know, not default, because there’s always small tension, two, more importantly, IF they take action, they’ll take action against this more minor point first. Rather than putting a bullet in your head for something real. So he’ll try to keep you from taking his wife out for dinner every month, but NOT shoot you for the ongoing extortion racket.

    That’s true here as well. They WANT you to suffer, so they can track it, and the WANT outlets for the frustration, both positive (like a single Ron Paul), and negative (like groups filled with FBI informants). Ask Winston all about it, that’s practically 100 years ago now.

    “Trudeau refused to meet/talk/listen with the freedom convoy protestors and as a result, the freedom convoy stayed”

    Everyone throwing everyone under the bus. Ottawa pointing that he called an Emergency BEFORE TRYING to to talk? A wartime power??? Etc. Well, they deserve it. Each and every. They can all swing but won’t.

    Quite a variety of good things in the 1900s, the progressive reforms. Created the world we know today. However, like Lincoln, they wildly expanded the powers of government, and although it takes time that backfired horribly. (again) If they didn’t want it, they themselves should have not done it, instead of paying someone to crack heads and make them. But who would have known at the time? I mean, cranks like me would say Morgan would – and was – running government, but they accomplished the goals outlined, and the people were active and organized to make them…at first. If we had granges, odd fellows, town halls, bishops, and bowling clubs we could still hold them to account today. But we don’t.

    The Jungle isn’t untrue, but there were good times all over too and you could write a new, more horrifying “Jungle” today. Right down the street, I’m sure. And it’s hard to measure how MANY relatively poor mountain, farming, milkmen people had great times, compared to sad, lonely, and neglected but “healthy” people today. I don’t know. I don’t think quality it can be quantified.

    One thing that strikes me from “not socially acceptable” is true, but like in Little Women, or Angela’s Ashes, if you’re living hard with barely enough then giving or not giving is much less of a choice. We’re not used to thinking this way, that if I feed the neighbor’s kids when they come over, my kids will go hungry, but we’re about there now. Much less perfect strangers who also may have made bad choices. Do you put on your own oxygen mask first? Or not? What good will it do for both of us to be in a box? It always surprises me where I’m from that everyone seems to think we have limitless food and clothes lying around going to waste. So we can “just feed everyone” if we feel like it, but we’re selfish and don’t. Maybe that is true now, but I didn’t grow up with it. Limits and hardship are the human condition.

    How to allocate is also a constant, complex, and touchy problem. There’s the root assumption now that we always and ever do it according to “the law”. Why? It wasn’t that way for 5,000 years and it was accomplished by several other means. WE did it. US. Not somebody else. When we need that food and half is wasted in the welfare administration, that idea comes in handy. It says I can double the number of people fed in 10 minutes, but discussing that – and therefore feeding those 40M extra people – is “mean”. It HAS to be the government. Always. Never me, you, or anybody else. THEM. But them = us, with 50% overhead, and tons of corruption.

    Moral and cultural standards don’t need to be “the law”. “The Law” is supposed to be written in our hearts, and if it isn’t the John Law and the local Mayor sure ain’t gonna make it. There will be a “or else” be it shame, or law but one of them has wildly higher costs that are better spent elsewhere, and wicked backfires that blow up on us all.

    AFKTT, that’s a sad story and state of affairs. People don’t know what to do, ourselves included.

    #119513
    slimyalligator
    Participant

    @ Ilargi

    This must be the last time they got him in a straightjacket. As they say, it all went downhill from here. What a man. RIP.

    The man was a turning point for music. Off topic we have been enjoying the early Salvador Dali features which blow my mind considering later work.
    Thanks yet again.

    #119514
    Dr. D
    Participant

    I guess if we’re all no good sons of bitches, is the Law going to make us better somehow?

    #119516
    Michael Reid
    Participant

    Putin’s vision for the world

    #119517
    willem
    Participant

    @AFKTT: A sorry tale to be sure. Under similar circumstances, many have become increasingly reluctant to engage with those around them, which takes us nowhere good as a society. My experiences have not been nearly as bad, and even so, I must admit that I have been drifting into that “non-engagement” attitude myself.

    #119518
    aspnaz
    Participant

    Only 4.5% of people eligible for an updated booster have gotten one so far

    From yesterday’s rattle. Is this not an improvement over the past? The people are waking up. A similar story is told with the under five jabs which are at something like 2%. I suspect that a lot of people are saying one thing and doing another: saying their kid is jabbed but the kid actually isn’t jabbed and there is no school to call them out. How else can they maintain their respected position in polite society?

    #119519
    Afewknowthetruth
    Participant

    ‘People don’t know what to do, ourselves included.’

    I can only suggest putting into practice what Charles Hugh Smith has been advocating (as I have for 20 years).

    ‘Liberation in the real world is the result of self-reliance and investing in our own well-being.

    Liberation has many contexts. It can mean being freed from imprisonment or servitude, freedom from gnawing want or oppression, or being liberated from prisons of the mind.

    Note that the first form of liberation is external / material, the second is internal / psychological / spiritual. Many confuse the two, blaming an oppressive system for their unhappiness rather than their internal acquiescence to the system’s narratives and values.

    For many, liberation depends on the actions of others. If only we had different leaders, a different financial financial system, a different energy system, a different constellation of media, and so on–if only the powers that control our world were liberating rather than extractive.

    The other approach is to accept responsibility for our own liberation within the system as it is. Demanding those benefiting so handsomely from the system as it is currently configured relinquish their wealth and power is not going to re-order the system when those benefiting from the system 1) have every incentive to devote all available resources to maintaining it as it is and 2) have an unshakeable belief that the system is so powerful (the state, the party, the central bank, etc.) that nothing could possibly destabilize their comforts, conveniences, wealth and power….

    https://www.oftwominds.com/blogoct22/what-is-liberation10-22.html

    #119520
    aspnaz
    Participant

    Climate is definitely changing. Climate will always change until the sun stops changing. I know this from personal windsurfing observations: Boracay is no longer as windy as it used to be, Penghu is no longer as windy as it used to be. The issue is that more depressions occur around the Philippines and those depressions push the monsoons into new places, causing the reliable monsoon winds in Boracay and Penghu to be reduced and less reliable.

    AGW is a way of blaming us poor proles for this change, as if humans were as powerful as the sun. AGW is being used to strip you of your standard of living, the sackcloth and ashes crowd support it, the rest of us know it is yet another globalist scam, like Covid, to strip us of what we have. Like the crowd that says we should stop eating meat and eat insects instead (rather than feed insects to the chickens) to save the world, there are gullible people around who will believe this shite rather than see it for what it is. People are their own worst enemies, too many people believe that punishing themselves somehow fixes everything, basically a religious belief in karma.

    #119521
    aspnaz
    Participant

    AFKTT said

    Liberation in the real world is the result of self-reliance and investing in our own well-being.

    Firstly, nobody in the modern world can be self-reliant. Connecting to the internet, for example, makes you dependent on others. The only option for self-reliance is to wander into a dessert, where you are not even dependent on the police or land ownership laws, and be self reliant: back to caveman existence.

    Stating that liberation is not achieved through investing in one’s own well-being is meaningless. Everybody on this earth is constantly investing in their own well-being. Helping others is investing in one’s own well being as is selfishness. This is a meaningless statement.

    #119522
    zerosum
    Participant

    Dow is high.
    Lots of people bought high.
    Lots of people sold high.
    Fools are everywhere

    #119523
    Oroboros
    Participant

    About all the ‘just died suddenly” phenomenon going on daily around the country.

    I am now seeing regular ‘just died suddenly” deaths in young people in my town and the surrounding towns. High school students and twenty somethings.

    No cause given. ‘Just died suddenly” like that explains it.

    Glad they made a documentary about it.

    Died Suddenly

    Official Trailer – Streaming November 21st

    #119524
    Oroboros
    Participant

    GERMANY DEATH RATES SPIKING

    Slaves to authority those Teutonics.

    They will blame 60,000 excess deaths on RussiaRussiaRussiaRussia.

    Good luck with that Gunther

    https://rumble.com/v1q1mna-germany-death-rates-spiking.html

    #119525
    Michael Reid
    Participant

    Vladimir Putin Meets with Members of the Valdai Discussion Club. Transcript

    https://valdaiclub.com/events/posts/articles/vladimir-putin-meets-with-members-of-the-valdai-club/

    #119526
    Dr D Rich
    Participant

    I think the European Mortality Monitoring Project and WHO intend to convey the following message with its release of child mortality statistics during the Pandemic:

    “Public shame to the parents and eternal damnation to the adults who enamored by their own pants-shitting anxiety, propagandized by Fauci et al to think COVID a mountain rather than an ordinary flu mole hill and brainwashed to think clapper bells, quarantine and mass social isolation failed to contemplate the prospect for the following disaster.”

    On the heels of the 45% increase in mortality among U.S. 18 to 45 year olds, read the following and weep.

    “Official mortality figures collated by the European Mortality Monitoring Project using data provided by 29 European countries reveal that ever since the EMA first approved the Covid-19 vaccine for children, excess deaths among 0-14-year-olds have been recorded on a weekly basis.

    The increase in deaths has been so drastic, that by 18th September 2022, excess deaths among children were 630% higher than the five-year average, with a 755% increase in 2022 alone.”

    “Because if we in America ((anywhere)) have reached the point in our desperate culture where we must murder children, no matter for what reason or what color, we don’t deserve to survive and probably won’t.” ― Timothy B. Tyson on Emmett Till’s murder

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