Nov 032022
 


Salvador Dali Self portrait (Figueres) 1921

 

US Struggling To Trace Arms Given To Ukraine – WaPo (RT)
Biden’s Foreign Policy Sinking His Party & Ukraine (Jeffrey Sachs)
The New Cuban Missile Crisis That Isn’t (Dmitri Orlov)
Whole World Suffers From Western Propaganda – Russia (RT)
Russia Ready To Provide Grain To Poorest Countries Free Of Charge – Putin (Az.)
Russia Strips Ukrainian ‘Oligarchs’ Of Crimean Property – Official (RT)
Kremlin Comments On Putin’s Re-election Plans (RT)
Germany’s Position In America’s New World Order (Michael Hudson)
Double Whammy Ahead? Rep. Warns Of Diesel Shortage, Rail Strike Impact (JTN)
France To Restart Nuclear Reactors – Energy Ministry (RT)
Investors Reportedly Disgruntled As Facebook Stock Down 70% (JTN)
Elon Musk To Fire Half Of Twitter On Friday (ZH)
Writing as Microcosm, Part One: Publish and Perish (Greer)
Pfizer’s Lack of Transparency, Accountability ‘Creates a New Tyranny’ (CHD)
Censorship and Defamation- Weapons of Control (Malone)
Dissecting the Deceptive Plea for COVID-19 Amnesty (A Midwestern Doctor)

 

 

 

 

The White House deleted its preposterous tweet after Twitter commented. They tried to claim a 50-year old law’s provisions were due to Biden’s “leadership” today.

 

 

 

 

 

 

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“..90% of weapons packages reportedly unaccounted for..”

“..into a big black hole..”

US Struggling To Trace Arms Given To Ukraine – WaPo (RT)

Despite having a team of military overseers in the country, the US has only managed to account for around 10% of the weapons systems sent to Ukraine that require special oversight, the Washington Post reported on Tuesday. Earlier, Interpol had warned that foreign weapons can end up in the hands of criminals in Europe. Anonymous US officials told the newspaper that they can only hope to achieve a “reasonable” level of compliance with US oversight rules, and will have to be satisfied with “greater than zero” assurances from their Ukrainian colleagues. Some 22,000 US-provided weapons systems – including Stinger and Javelin missiles – need to be tracked once they enter Ukraine, the report stated. However, US inspectors have only managed to perform two in-person checks in recent months, verifying just 10% of this number.

Without these verifications, the US is relying on Ukraine to scan arms packages and send a record of their serial numbers to Washington. For smaller items such as rifles and body armor, a single American official in Poland signs off on all transfers to Ukraine. Larger weapons systems, such as HIMARS rocket artillery platforms and M777 howitzers, are not subject to inspections. The Post’s report came hours after a Pentagon official told reporters that in-person inspections had recently started again for the first time since Russia’s military operation began in February. Throughout the intervening months, US media reports suggested that Washington had no idea where its weapons shipments were actually ending up. One intelligence source told CNN in April that these weapons disappear “into a big black hole” once they enter the country, while CBS News in August quoted a Lithuanian arms supplier as saying that “like 30% of [military aid to Ukraine] reaches its final destination.”

The US has provided $18 billion in military aid to Ukraine since February. Russian President Vladimr Putin has warned that this influx of arms prolongs the conflict while making the US a de-facto participant. Last month, Putin also claimed that “powerful weapons, including portable air defense systems and precision weapons,” are being smuggled out of Ukraine and onto the black market. Up to $1 billion worth of arms are funneled from Ukraine to criminals, terrorists and extremists every month, the spokeswoman for the Russian Foreign Ministry, Maria Zakharova, stated in October. Russia’s concern over the matter is shared by Interpol. In a briefing in June, agency chief Jurgen Stock cautioned that the sheer volume of arms being pumped into Ukraine “will lead to the proliferation of illicit weapons in the post-conflict phase.”

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“..Biden’s dismissal of diplomacy prolongs the destruction of Ukraine and threatens nuclear war..”

Biden’s Foreign Policy Sinking His Party & Ukraine (Jeffrey Sachs)

President Joe Biden is undermining his party’s congressional prospects through a deeply flawed foreign policy. Biden believes that America’s global reputation is at stake in the Ukraine War and has consistently rejected a diplomatic off-ramp. The Ukraine War, combined with the administration’s disruptions of economic relations with China, is aggravating the stagflation that will likely deliver one or both houses of Congress to the Republicans. Far worse, Biden’s dismissal of diplomacy prolongs the destruction of Ukraine and threatens nuclear war. Biden inherited an economy beset by deep disruptions to global supply chains caused by the pandemic and by former President Donald Trump’s erratic trade policies.

Yet instead of trying to calm the waters and repair the disruptions, Biden escalated the U.S. conflicts with both Russia and China. Biden attacked Republican House Minority Leader Kevin McCarthy for expressing doubts on another large financial package Ukraine, declaring: “They [House Republicans] said that if they win, they’re not likely to fund — to help — continue to fund Ukraine, the Ukrainian war against the Russians. These guys don’t get it. It’s a lot bigger than Ukraine — it’s Eastern Europe. It’s NATO. It’s real, serious, serious consequential outcomes. They have no sense of American foreign policy.” Similarly, when a group of progressive congressional Democrats urged negotiations to end the Ukraine War, they were excoriated by Democrats following the White House line and forced to recant their call for diplomacy.

[..] The last thing the U.S. and Europe need is a long war with Russia. Yet that’s just where Biden’s insistence on NATO enlargement to Ukraine has brought about. The U.S. and Ukraine should accept three absolutely reasonable terms to end the war: Ukraine’s military neutrality; Russia’s de facto hold on Crimea, home to its Black Sea naval fleet since 1783; and a negotiated autonomy for the ethnic-Russian regions, as was called for in the Minsk Agreements but which Ukraine failed to implement. Instead of this kind of sensible outcome, the Biden administration has repeatedly told Ukraine to fight on. It poured cold water on the negotiations in March, when Ukrainians were contemplating a negotiated end to the war but instead walked away from the negotiating table.

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“..Russia can reliably destroy the West (which is not nearly as well defended) but will not do so unless the West attacks first..”

The New Cuban Missile Crisis That Isn’t (Dmitri Orlov)

Unless you spent the last few weeks hiding under a rock, you have probably heard that some sort of new nuclear crisis is underway because of “Putin’s nuclear blackmail” or some such. Some people have suffered nervous exhaustion as a result, neglecting their duties and generally letting themselves go. [..] I am here to tell you that there is nothing going on beyond the usual—the usual Western propaganda fakery, that is. In particular, this has nothing to do with anything Putin or with anything nuclear. Instead, this is all part of a desperate attempt to compensate for narrative failure, and a failed attempt at that. The problem for the collective West is simply this: 80% of the world’s population has refused to join it in condemning, sanctioning or otherwise punishing Russia, with some very large countries (China, India) either supportive or neutral on the subject.

Most of the world, including Asia, the Middle East, Africa and Latin America, is carefully watching Russia systematically destroy what was by far the largest and most capable NATO-equipped, NATO-commanded army in the world (the Ukrainian army, that is), understanding full well that what is unfolding is Washington’s Waterloo. Some countries (Saudi Arabia, for instance) are so sure of the result that they are already refusing to obey Washington’s dictates. This is a problem, because all the Washingtonians know how to do is impose their will on the world. Treating others as equals or looking for opportunities to negotiate a win-win is simply not part of their core competence—or any of their competence, for that matter. Once defanged, all they know how to do is bark and drool.

To fix this problem, the narrative-mongers in Washington and Brussels have decided to play the nuclear card and accuse Russia of nuclear blackmail. Meanwhile, all that Russia has done is decimate the Ukrainian army several times over, then accept four former Ukrainian regions into the Russian Federation based on highly conclusive local referenda closely watched by a goodly number of international observers, and then announce that it will defend these regions against foreign attack by all means necessary. These, obviously, include nuclear means, since Russia does have them, and would use them in accordance with its nuclear doctrine, which precludes their first use. Meanwhile, the US has no such stipulation in its nuclear doctrine, has actually used nuclear weapons against civilians (in Japan), and has for decades dreamed of developing a nuclear first strike capability that could not be countered.

If any country should be judged to be a nuclear threat, it is the US, not Russia… except, as I will explain, the US is no longer much of a nuclear threat either. Putin barely hinted at this, but a mere hint was enough to utterly infuriate the US national defense establishment, whose worst enemy is reality itself. Putin pointed out that at this point Russia has some weapons in its nuclear deterrent arsenal that are superior to that of the West. These new weapons, of which more later, guarantee that any nuclear attack on Russia would be a suicidal move. That is, the West has no way of reliably destroying Russia (it is too big and its economic core is too independent and too well defended with air and space defense systems) while Russia can reliably destroy the West (which is not nearly as well defended) but will not do so unless the West attacks first.

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“Just as Western weapons are now targeting cities in the Donbass and the liberated territories, Western propaganda is firing ‘information shells’ at its own citizens..”

Whole World Suffers From Western Propaganda – Russia (RT)

Amid the Ukraine conflict, Western countries are waging an information war not only against Russia but also the entire international community, Vassily Nebenzia, the nation’s Permanent Representative to the United Nations, said on Tuesday. Speaking at a presentation at the UN of the RT documentary ‘Journalists Under Fire,’ the top diplomat noted that Russia had found itself under massive media pressure after it launched its military operation in Ukraine in late February. Nebenzia noted that Western coverage of the conflict is typified by “a huge number of ‘fakes’ about the activities of the [Russian] military, as well as about the goals, objectives and motives” of its campaign in Ukraine.

“It’s no secret that the West has launched a real information war against us, which affects not only the residents of Russia and Ukraine but also people around the world,” he reiterated. He went on to compare Western media coverage with actual Ukrainian bombings of civilian infrastructure. “Just as Western weapons are now targeting cities in the Donbass and the liberated territories, Western propaganda is firing ‘information shells’ at its own citizens,” he claimed. According to Nebenzia, the media onslaught is harmful to ordinary people, who “are losing touch with reality, become distressed and confused” when being overwhelmed with an endless barrage of falsehoods. They also lose the ability to think critically, he claimed.

After Russia launched its military operation against Ukraine, Western countries unleashed an unprecedented crackdown on Russian media abroad, with the European Union banning RT and Sputnik channels. Moscow has repeatedly criticized the move, with Foreign Ministry spokeswoman Maria Zakharova claiming that it has shown the world the true worth of so-called Western values.

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And NATO will tell them they cannot have it.

Russia Ready To Provide Grain To Poorest Countries Free Of Charge – Putin (Az.)

Russian President Vladimir Putin confirmed the country’s readiness to provide a significant grain volume to the poorest countries free of charge in a telephone conversation with President of Indonesia Joko Widodo, the Kremlin’s press service said on Wednesday. “In the context of supporting the global food security, Vladimir Putin stated the fundamental Russian approaches towards implementation of Istanbul package agreements pertaining to Ukrainian grain export from Black Sea ports and unblocking of Russian agricultural produce and fertilizers exports to global markets,” the Kremlin said. Russian President also noted readiness of the country to provide significant grain volumes to the poorest countries free of charge as the humanitarian aid, the Kremlin’s press service added.


“Joko Widodo supported such an approach,” the Kremlin noted. The Russian President also informed his Indonesian counterpart about the situation evolved in consequence of the marine humanitarian corridor use by the Kiev regime for the sabotage action against the infrastructure and ships of the Black Sea Fleet in Sevastopol and that the Russian side resumes implementation of the grain deal after the receipt of required guarantees from Ukraine regarding the non-use of the humanitarian route for military purposes.

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“..We cannot allow accomplices of the Ukrainian Nazi regime to earn money on our territory..”

Russia Strips Ukrainian ‘Oligarchs’ Of Crimean Property – Official (RT)

Russian officials have nationalized more than 130 properties in Crimea that previously belonged to Ukrainian ‘oligarchs’ who have been supporting Kiev in its conflict with Moscow, Vladimir Konstantinov, the head of the republic’s State Council, revealed on Wednesday. He wrote on Telegram that Crimean officials had been thinking about nationalizing “enterprises located on the territory of the peninsula and owned by Ukrainian oligarchs” for a long time. According to Konstantinov, the registry of enterprises subject to nationalization features properties of “foreign citizens and states that have been committing unfriendly actions against Russia” and includes some major plants, such as the cement plant Stroyindustriya in Bakhchisaray and the Zaliv shipyard in Kerch.

“For us, this measure is an act of justice. We cannot allow accomplices of the Ukrainian Nazi regime to earn money on our territory,” Konstantinov stressed. He added that it would be even “fairer”to transfer the property to the “defenders, who risk their lives on the frontline of the special military operation.” Later, in an interview on the Rossiya 24 TV channel, Konstantinov revealed that provisional administrations have been appointed at all the nationalized enterprises. “People who used to work there, keep working, there are no problems,” he reassured. Wednesday’s announcement came two days after the head of Crimea, Sergey Aksyonov, ordered the nationalization of the property of “organizations and individuals associated with the Kiev authorities,” including Stroyindustriya and Zaliv.

He revealed the initial plans to nationalize the property of Ukrainian oligarchs and politicians who supported Kiev back in March, soon after Russia launched its military operation in Ukraine. He said at the time that many Ukrainian officials, including President Vladimir Zelensky, owned property on the peninsula. In October, the republic’s State Council amended the 2014 legislation on property management in Crimea to allow foreign states and citizens’ assets to be nationalized. Meanwhile, Kiev took similar steps in early April: The country’s parliament voted to expand a law which allowed Russian government property to be nationalized by the Ukrainian state. The rule was extended to Russian citizens in Ukraine, those with a “close relation” to Russia, and Ukrainians who publicly supported or ignored Moscow’s ongoing military operation.

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If you see Putin as a ruthless war-mongering dictator, all you see here is raw power. Me, I think he would love to retire to his dacha. But he fears the CIA and/or Russian hardliners would move -back- in. Medvedev could do some of what Putin does, but not all of it. Putin wants Russia safe before he retires.

Kremlin Comments On Putin’s Re-election Plans (RT)

Russian President Vladimir Putin has not made a decision on whether he will run for re-election in 2024 when the country is set to vote for the next head of state, the Kremlin spokesman has said. Dmitry Peskov answered “no” when a reporter asked him about the matter on Wednesday. Putin is currently in his fourth term as president. The national constitution sets a limit of up to two consecutive terms. He held the presidency between 2000 and 2008 and has been in office again since 2012, with Dmitry Medvedev serving a single four-year term in between. The country has changed its constitution on several occasions in its modern history. The original five-year term was reduced to four years in 1993, under president, Boris Yeltsin, but increased to six years in 2008. The first presidential election for the newly increased tenure was held in 2012.


In 2020, Russia held a referendum on the most recent round of constitutional amendments, which included extending term limits. It was approved, opening the way for President Putin to potentially stay in power until 2036. Putin neither confirmed nor denied an ambition to do so. When he was asked about it during the plenary session of the Valdai Discussion Club in October 2020, shortly after the amendments came into force, he said he was well aware that “this has to end at some point.” “What happens in 2024, or later – that needs to be seen when the time comes,” he added. The amendments, Putin explained, “were not aimed at giving the incumbent head of state the right to be re-elected in 2024” but rather to update the constitution and strengthen national sovereignty.

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“..Germany has been told to cut itself off from Russian gas and de-industrialize…”

How can Germans NOT rise up?

Germany’s Position In America’s New World Order (Michael Hudson)

Germany has become an economic satellite of America’s New Cold War with Russia, China and the rest of Eurasia. Germany and other NATO countries have been told to impose trade and investment sanctions upon themselves that will outlast today’s proxy war in Ukraine. U.S. President Biden and his State Department spokesmen have explained that Ukraine is just the opening arena in a much broader dynamic that is splitting the world into two opposing sets of economic alliances. This global fracture promises to be a ten- or twenty-year struggle to determine whether the world economy will be a unipolar U.S.-centered dollarized economy, or a multipolar, multi-currency world centered on the Eurasian heartland with mixed public/private economies.

President Biden has characterized this split as being between democracies and autocracies. The terminology is typical Orwellian double-speak. By “democracies” he means the U.S. and allied Western financial oligarchies. Their aim is to shift economic planning out of the hands of elected governments to Wall Street and other financial centers under U.S. control. U.S. diplomats use the International Monetary Fund and World Bank to demand privatization of the world’s infrastructure and dependency on U.S. technology, oil and food exports. By “autocracy,” Biden means countries resisting this financialization and privatization takeover. In practice, U.S. rhettoric means promoting its own economic growth and living standards, keeping finance and banking as public utilities.

What basically is at issue is whether economies will be planned by banking centers to create financial wealth – by privatizing basic infrastructure, public utilities and social services such as health care into monopolies – or by raising living standards and prosperity by keeping banking and money creation, public health, education, transportation and communications in public hands. The country suffering the most “collateral damage” in this global fracture is Germany. As Europe’s most advanced industrial economy, German steel, chemicals, machinery, automotives and other consumer goods are the most highly dependent on imports of Russian gas, oil and metals from aluminum to titanium and palladium. Yet despite two Nord Stream pipelines built to provide Germany with low-priced energy, Germany has been told to cut itself off from Russian gas and de-industrialize.

This means the end of its economic preeminence. The key to GDP growth in Germany, as in other countries, is energy consumption per worker. These anti-Russian sanctions make today’s New Cold War inherently anti-German. U.S. Secretary of State Anthony Blinken has said that Germany should replace low-priced Russian pipeline gas with high-priced U.S. LNG gas. To import this gas, Germany will have to spend over $5 billion quickly to build port capacity to handle LNG tankers. The effect will be to make German industry uncompetitive. Bankruptcies will spread, employment will decline, and Germany’s pro-NATO leaders will impose a chronic depression and falling living standards.

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“We got to remember this is just weeks after President Biden told us that he had this all under control..”

Double Whammy Ahead? Rep. Warns Of Diesel Shortage, Rail Strike Impact (JTN)

Wisconsin Rep. Bryan Steil says that the economy could take a dual hit after the election if diesel shortages persist and rail unions strike as promised. In September, rail workers threatened to strike after the election if they could not agree to a new contract with railroad companies, which would result in substantial problems for the U.S. economy and its already challenged supply chain. “It’s incredibly concerning,” Steil said Tuesday on the “Just the News, No Noise” TV show. “We got to remember this is just weeks after President Biden told us that he had this all under control, and the trains would be running on time.

”We’re now learning it’s anything but that. It’s another game where the Biden administration has kicked the can down the road and kicked it past this election.” Biden announced he had struck a tentative deal with the railroad unions that the workers cannot strike until after a so-called cooling-off period in late November, right after the midterm elections. “I think people see through this case where it’s very clear that the deal he struck was political in nature and will likely or possibly crumble following the election,” Steil said. “But this is just one more thing that we all are concerned about. As it relates to the economy, pretty much every light on the switchboard is flashing. We got to be concerned. It’s one of the reasons we need to put a check on this administration.”

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France will have enough electricity this winter. How do you think the neighboring Germans will look at that from their dark and cold homes?

France To Restart Nuclear Reactors – Energy Ministry (RT)

Six of the 12 nuclear reactors in France that were found to have corrosion issues in May have been repaired and will be restarted soon, French Energy Minister Agnès Pannier-Runacher has revealed. She told France Inter radio on Wednesday that, at the moment, there was “no reason” to believe that energy operator EDF would not be able to meet the schedule for restarting all shutdown reactors before winter. Earlier, media reports stated that EDF had hired about 100 American welders from Westinghouse in order to repair the power units on time. France generates roughly 70% of its electricity from a nuclear fleet of 56 reactors, all operated by EDF. However, many of them have been closed down for maintenance, some due to corrosion-related issues.


Currently, only 31 units are reportedly operating. EDF has pledged to restart all shutdown reactors before winter to avoid power shortages in the country. However, since October 6, there have been strikes among EDF employees involved in repair work at 19 reactors, delaying maintenance by several weeks. Last month, the French national electricity grid operator RTE warned that it would not rule out the risk of blackouts this winter due to prolonged strikes halting the repair. According to RTE, outages could only be avoided if power consumption was reduced by 1% to 5%, while in the event of an extremely cold winter – by 15%. Failure to restart the plants on time could have “heavy consequences” for power supply over the winter period, the operator has warned.

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“..from over $330 per share in January to nearly $90 per share this week. The company’s market cap has also plunged [..] from just over $1 trillion in August of 2021 to under $250 billion in November..”

Investors Reportedly Disgruntled As Facebook Stock Down 70% (JTN)

Investors in Facebook parent company Meta are reportedly growing dissatisfied with the company’s fixation on the “metaverse” as the corporations’ stock continues to plunge and its market capitalization continues a long slide. The company has seen its stock plummet throughout 2022, shedding more than 70% of its value from the start of the year as it fell from over $330 per share in January to nearly $90 per share this week. The company’s market cap has also plunged from its high last year, dropping from just over $1 trillion in August of 2021 to under $250 billion in November. Investors, meanwhile, are reported to be unhappy with the company’s business direction, specifically founder Mark Zuckerberg’s fixation on the virtual reality “metaverse,” a project that has generated relatively little excitement outside of esoteric tech circles.


Jim Tierney, an investment officer for Meta shareholder AllianceBernstein, told the Financial Times that, had any other company plowed so much money into a strategically dubious project, “you’d have activist investors writing letters, proposing alternative slates of directors, demanding change.” “I think Mark heard crystal clear what investors wanted. He’s made his decision,” Tierney told the publication. David Older, an asset manager at Carmignac, claimed that Zuckerberg has been “tone-deaf to the investment community, doubling down on everything.” “The timeline for the metaverse is very stretched. I don’t think you’re going to know if it is the right move for five or 10 years,” he told FT.

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He gets a lot of heat for not firing the head of censorship, Yoel Roth, @yoyoel.

Elon Musk To Fire Half Of Twitter On Friday (ZH)

[..] in two days Elon Musk will finally do what he has repeatedly warned he would do: unleash mass layoffs at the company he just acquired. According to Bloomberg, the world’s richest man will eliminate 3,700 jobs at Twitter – roughly half of the company’s entire workforce – in a bid to drive down costs following his $44 billion acquisition; Musk will inform affected staffers Friday, said the Bloomberg sources. Oh, and all those masked snowflakes who previously raged against the previous management’s “draconian” demand to come back to the office, you’re out of luck too: Musk intends to reverse the company’s existing work-from-anywhere policy asking what few employees remain to report to offices.

Musk and a team of advisers have been weighing a range of scenarios for job cuts and other policy changes at San Francisco-based Twitter, the people said, adding that the terms of the headcount reduction could still change. In one scenario being considered, laid off workers will be offered 60 days’ worth of severance pay, two of the people said. With the “liberal and tolerant” left putting Musk under the financial deplatforming squeeze, as various woke advertisers are pressured by vocal ultra-left radicals to drop Twitter unless the social media platform is fully MSNBC’ed; which will leave advertisers showing their ads to a handful of socialist-preapproved media outlets catering to those whose entire income comes from the government, who pay zero taxes, and can’t really afford to buy anything, Musk is under pressure to find ways to slash costs of a business for which he overpaid.

To be sure, the mass exodus won’t come as a surprise: Twitter employees have been bracing for layoffs ever since Musk took over last Thursday and fired the top executive team, including CEO Parag Agrawal and top censor, Vijaya Gadde. Over the weekend, a few employees with director and vice president jobs were cut, while other leaders were asked to make lists of employees on their teams who can be cut, Bloomberg reported, adding that senior personnel on the product teams were asked to target a 50% reduction in headcount. Engineers and director-level staff from Tesla reviewed the lists.

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A bit idealistic?

Writing as Microcosm, Part One: Publish and Perish (Greer)

I’m not sure how many of my readers have noticed the massive realignment going on right now at the foundations of the industrial economy. Venture below the towering abstractions of notional wealth that fill business websites, all the way to the base, and you’ll find that the whole gargantuan structure rests on certain relationships between individuals and the economy. Most people in the industrial world participate in economic activities in two ways: selling their time and labor to businesses as employees, and buying goods and services from businesses as consumers. That’s the base from which the whole tottering mess rises.

What we’re seeing now is that a growing number of people have lost interest in continuing to fill those particular roles. Intractable labor shortages are becoming the norm in today’s industrial societies. Part of that is a function of the soaring number of people who are struggling with bad health just now—no, we don’t have to get into why that’s happening—but not all of it. At the same time, the consumer side of the equation is also collapsing, and stores are floundering as inventory builds up and sales slump. Quite a bit of that is a function of the wicked blend of inflation and recession that’s got the global economy in its grip, but again, that’s not all of it.

You can catch a whisper of what else is going on if you listen to the frequent rants heard from the managerial class these days about how young people just don’t want to work any more. Talk to the young people in question and you’ll find that quite a few of them are working very hard on projects of their own. What they’re not willing to do is waste their lives working in abusive and humiliating environments to make someone else rich, in exchange for rock-bottom wages, no prospect for advancement, and no benefits worth mentioning. That their reaction comes as a surprise to anyone is a good measure of just how detached our society’s comfortable classes have become from the reality their preferred policies have created.

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“Pfizer had their most profitable year and they’ve just jacked up the prices of their vaccine by 10,000%..”

“So we’re asking, how much profit do they need before they’ll release those bloody redacted pages?”

Pfizer’s Lack of Transparency, Accountability ‘Creates a New Tyranny’ (CHD)

Pfizer executive Angela Lukin on Oct. 20 said the drugmaker plans to raise the price of its COVID-19 vaccines by about 400%, to $110 to $130 per dose, after the U.S. government’s purchase program expires — even though new estimates suggest the vaccines can be produced for as little as $1.18 a dose. “Pfizer had their most profitable year and they’ve just jacked up the prices of their vaccine by 10,000%,” Russell Brand said in his latest video. “So we’re asking, how much profit do they need before they’ll release those bloody redacted pages?” The comedian and political commentator was referring to a request by the European Parliament’s COVID-19 committee to see Pfizer’s contract with the EU for its COVID-19 vaccine. Pfizer handed over the documents — but with many pages completely redacted.

Not only that, but Pfizer’s CEO Albert Bourla, Ph.D., who was due to testify Oct. 10 before the committee, pulled out of the appointment, effectively refusing to answer any of the committee’s questions. When the committee requested to review Pfizer’s contract with the EU for the COVID-19 vaccine, Bourla’s representative told the committee, “They can’t fully disclose these contracts because they have some ‘commercial secrets’ over there and they have to ‘protect their interests,’” member of the European Parliament (MEP) Cristian Terhes said on Oct. 12. “Now I’m asking you: ‘What about the interests of our people?’” asked Terhes, who is also a human rights activist. Terhes showed page after page of heavy redactions from Pfizer’s contracts that it handed over to the committee.

Brand made fun of Pfizer for bothering to share the heavily redacted documents with the public because they were “black as night” and showed no information. “What’s the point?” Brand asked. “Just say, ‘We’re not going to show you.’ It’ll save your photocopier,” he added. Brand also pointed out that according to a September 2021 report by Investigate Europe, negotiations between the EU and pharmaceutical companies for the COVID-19 vaccine happened behind closed doors. “Why is this stuff all so shady?” Brand asked. “Why is it the contract has to be blacked out? Why are the deals happening in secret? This is supposed to be democracy.”


Check the prices

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Malone addresses the Springer article posted here yesterday: Censorship and Suppression of Covid-19 Heterodoxy

Censorship and Defamation- Weapons of Control (Malone)

In a stunning article published in the relatively obscure academic journal “Minerva”, the mainstream academic publisher Springer has allowed truth to be spoken. Censorship and Suppression of Covid-19 Heterodoxy: Tactics and Counter-Tactics. Having personally lived through what may be among the most intensive slander, defamation and derision campaigns of the COVIDcrisis, none of what was described in this article surprised me. I think that I can probably guess the names of some of the interviewed physicians and medical scientists discussed in the article, as so many have shared their own experiences with me. But seeing it written out in a dry academic style and published like a case series study of global corporate, organizational and governmental psychopathology and greed is another thing altogether.

I expected the article to bring a tear of relief at being heard and validated, but instead it just left me numb. The publication summarized much of what I have personally experienced (and by way of disclosure of conflict of interest, I was mentioned as an example in the introduction, although I did not participate in the survey). Much but not all. It missed the ubiquitous Wikipedia re-writing of personal history (and in my case, writing me out of the history of nine of my issued US patents). It missed Amazon deleting the very credible and well referenced book on “Prepare and protect from the novel Coronavirus” which Dr. Jill Glasspool-Malone PhD (Biotechnology and Public Policy) had worked so hard to publish in the first week of February 2020 – with the only explanation being that it “violated community standards”.

It missed the concerted effort to deny my contributions as a young man to coming up with the whole idea of using mRNA as a drug or vaccine, and developing the technology to the point where it was proven in a mouse model. It missed the (largely successful) stolen valor campaign to credit two scientists (one a Fauci post doc, the other a Bio-N-Tech VP) who came along almost a decade after my work and sought to take credit for my contributions while writing me out of history. It missed the professional infiltration and disruption campaigns designed to destroy the American trucker protest movement and the medical freedom movements. It missed the YouTube deletions of US Senate testimony convened by a sitting US Senator, Ron Johnson. Etc etc.

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Very well done. His notes are all in pics, so go to the original.

Dissecting the Deceptive Plea for COVID-19 Amnesty (A Midwestern Doctor)

Recently an article began circulating stating that the pandemic pushers deserved amnesty for their actions over the last two years. This article was repeatedly shared in our community as a way of politely saying “How About No” to the author, and to illustrate that enough consequences from the vaccine are starting to emerge that the government has realized they may need to pivot to a new approach (which suggests additional issues from the vaccines will emerge in the future). From having thought this article over, my best guess is that this article was primarily targeted at assuaging the guilt of the left leaning voters who trusted their leaders on these vaccines and are not the most motivated to vote for them in the midterms (as the polling data presently indicates a landslide for the Republican party).

When I read through this article, I realize the author highlighted a very common problem I observe in human interactions (which I will admit I have also been guilty of). The author is demanding to receive forgiveness for their conduct, but in their apology, is refusing to admit they did anything wrong. In order to accomplish this, they utilized a variety of manipulative rhetorical constructs that are relatively simple and frequently utilized. [..] Thinking about this article more, I believe the fundamental logical error in this article is that leaders should be absolved of their responsibility for making incorrect decisions if there was a degree of uncertainty with the information at hand.

This is not the standard we have held our leaders to, as their job is always to make the best decision they can with the information that is available, and in most eras, if the decision was correct they were praised for their leadership, whereas if the decision was incorrect they were blamed for their mistakes. The “but I couldn’t have known!” excuse has never been deemed an acceptable way for leaders to justify their mistakes. In the past, leaders have successfully navigated much greater degrees of uncertainty. In the case of COVID-19, Ron DeSantis, who had no previous training in public health or medicine, was able to look at the data himself and correct discern what policy needed to be followed.

Although DeSantis deserves praise for his leadership, the fact that he was able to successfully figure this out without a scientific background demonstrates that the degree of “uncertainty” here was clearly manageable. As this post shows, it can credibly be argued much of this article was intentionally deceptive. What I am more surprised by is the degree of a lack of insight the author shows into the mistakes that were made. I should note that this is very common behavior you will observe from those who have been influenced by cults or cult like groups. As one reader remarked, it is astounding how much the quality of journalism has declined over the last few years and that an article of that quality made it to publication.

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    Salvador Dali Self portrait (Figueres) 1921   • US Struggling To Trace Arms Given To Ukraine – WaPo (RT) • Biden’s Foreign Policy Sinking His Par
    [See the full post at: Debt Rattle November 3 2022]

    #120021
    chooch
    Participant

    Redneck said,

    “I wrote a reply to Dr.D late last night back on yesterdays page , I was going to bring it over and paste it here but I could not find it , sometimes I forget to push the post button , duh. Cognitive decline.”

    Ha, yesterday finally posted today.

    We ARE The Balance

    Thanks for the levity.

    https://m.youtube.com/watch?v=fzLtF_PxbYw

    #120022
    Germ
    Participant

    NHS disruption driving rise in heart deaths, charity says.

    “In August, Phil Moore, a former professional skier, had a heart attack as he was walking to his car after a shopping trip. The 50-year-old from Kent said: “It came on very suddenly, with no warning, and I felt very, very sick.” ”

    https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/health-63486547

    Definitely NOT THE DEATH VAXX !! https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/health-63486547

    ☠️☠️☠️

    #120023
    Germ
    Participant

    Norway:

    “Overcrowded emergency rooms, 10% excess mortality: Norway’s doctors and health bureaucrats are at a loss

    Überfüllte Notaufnahmen, 10% Übersterblichkeit: Norwegens Ärzte und Gesundheitsbürokraten geben sich ratlos

    Everyone’s “At A Loss” except us!!

    ☠️☠️☠️

    #120024
    Germ
    Participant

    Our friend Spike strikes again!

    ‘Silent killer’: Covid infection may cause an inflammatory response in the brain.

    https://www.nzherald.co.nz/world/silent-killer-covid-infection-may-cause-an-inflammatory-response-in-the-brain/AVVIZSXSHRA3LH6WCF5SSHG5WU/

    ☠️☠️☠️

    #120025
    Germ
    Participant
    #120026
    chooch
    Participant

    Solovyov, disagrees with Ritter. Says it started the Feb 17th. Love the way he says “Tucker Carlson”

    #120027
    Germ
    Participant

    Check out the comments section !!

    #120028
    V. Arnold
    Participant

    You can catch a whisper of what else is going on if you listen to the frequent rants heard from the managerial class these days about how young people just don’t want to work any more.
    Talk to the young people in question and you’ll find that quite a few of them are working very hard on projects of their own. What they’re not willing to do is waste their lives working in abusive and humiliating environments to make someone else rich, in exchange for rock-bottom wages, no prospect for advancement, and no benefits worth mentioning. That their reaction comes as a surprise to anyone is a good measure of just how detached our society’s comfortable classes have become from the reality their preferred policies have created.

    There it is in a nut-shell……….abuse, no benefits/healthcare worth a shit!!! Or anything else for a decent retirement life…

    I left, and I retired at 62 with sufficient SS for a decent, respectable life abroad…
    I was a master machinist and treated like garbage…

    My revenge is living well with good healthcare, and having $500 to $1,000 in my pocket at any given time…

    #120029
    anticlimactic
    Participant

    MUSK COULD HAVE IT ALL!

    If Musk is successful in opening up Twitter he could look to do the same in other areas.

    What if he started a Youtube equivalent which does does not demonetise users or ban videos.

    What if he starts a Facebook equivalent which does not censor or ban users.

    What if he starts a Paypal equivalent which does not steal people’s money or ban organisations.

    What if he starts a Patreon equivalent which does not ban users.

    He may [initially] not have a great many content providers but they could each attract large followings making them commercially worth much more than the outlay in costs.

    #120030
    aspnaz
    Participant

    Germ said

    Everyone’s “At A Loss” except us!!

    Everybody is lying, frightened of the truth, apart from us.

    #120031
    Dr. D
    Participant

    “Poland Begins Construction of Razor-Wire Barrier along Border with Russia’s Kaliningrad”

    But walls don’t work! …As Pelosi himself showed. They don’t work if you drive them over, pay them a quick $50 and let them in.

    And as with all walls worldwide, I bet we’re paying for it.

    “Portland Facing Homelessness ‘Catastrophe’: Mayor – Council working on five-point plan to help the estimated 6000 people living on the streets”

    So 1 in 10 people in the city are homeless? In a cold, rainy place? How did THAT happen? Sounds like however that happened, it didn’t used to be and we should make it UN-happen. But don’t you know if we went back to the 50s we’d have to un-invent light bulbs and use candles too? That’s just logic! (Left Logic)

    “No, There Will Not Be Any “Pandemic Amnesty” …Because they’re still requiring vaccines and expelling scientists.

    There was some good news though: CBDC Central Bank Digital Currency, which they pick some poor country nobody’s watching as their little hamster experiment, (Sri Lanka) they picked Nigeria to force the CBDC down our throats. The Nigerians, having been screwed by these people for 200 years, rejected it soundly and immediately. The Banker-Government merger was very surprised: “Hey! Why no one trust us???” How Dare You. Although we’ve been screwed even longer by the same people, the West are a bunch of naive brain-damaged toddlers in comparison, but still it doesn’t look good for them. As they have NO alternative but truth (Hahahaha, just kidding: never happen), they will probably try to FORCE it (because they know no actions or methods BUT force) will totally screw up everything, destroy and dissolve the economy, and STILL lose, because they are losing losers who lose. Bitcoin exists. Why would we trust Janet Yellen and The Bernank instead? Because of his shiny Nobel? The guy who started the most wars this century got a Peace Prize, so the guy who got the economic prize for inflation did…what?

    Like everything, have to endure. Perennial as Grass. Get new tires, keep cash.

    Speaking of not enduring, seems the Red Hats held off the collapse and dumped it on the Blue Hats, Ha ha! …Except now the Blue Hats have ALSO held off the collapse and if the Red Hats get in can pull the plug and blame the new Republican Congress. Oh well. Investigations commence. Still, did any of us anticipate this in ‘99? 25 years ago? Is their ability to suspend math and reality in fact infinite? You’ve got to wonder sometimes. Another .75% hike, no collapse.

    How many mines? If you really loved the earth you would open all those mines. Mommy, why do you hate the earth so much? Level all the mountains, fill all the valleys, turn the world into a desert and call it “Peace”.

    Stossel, 60,000 miles. That is probably not true. I think environmentalists would prefer to also remove the Nuclear from that math. So 80,000mi? When do the batteries need replacement with a lithium recycling we don’t have? And you’re also paying for the all-asphalt roads and the unfathomable diesel equipment keeping them smooth and operational.

    Only conservation can help this. Use less. Reuse and Make it do. Do without. Localize. Happiness that way lies.

    “US Struggling to Trace Arms Given to Ukraine – WaPo (RT)”

    Such astonishing infantile thinking on this, Americans say “why can’t we put an Apple Tag on them?” O M G. Because then Russia could track every weapon from SPACE? Not like we don’t know there is infantile, suicidal, non-thought here, but sometimes… This is what happens when you loose the dogs of war, people.

    “He added that it would be even “fairer” to transfer the property to the “defenders, who risk their lives on the frontline”

    Like this. Don’t start a war if you don’t want what happens after.

    “Germany’s Position In America’s New World Order (Michael Hudson)”

    “Theirs is not to reason why–
    Theirs is but to do…and die.”

    “Germany has become an economic satellite of America’s New Cold War” … which is itself a satellite of Europe, London, and the WEF. …Or did you think West Virginians WANT to fight 140 nations worldwide?

    What is the express goal of the WEF? “The middle class will own nothing…”

    “the US is no longer much of a nuclear threat either. Putin barely hinted at this,”

    Considering we’re using 70 year old planes, 50 year old tanks, and our nuclear computers use 8” floppy disks, this is highly likely. Among the many, MANY things nobody bothers to ask and find out, nuclear weapons don’t/can’t just sit in the silo, but need constant, regular, expensive, high-tech re-fitting. Considering the rest of the whole military, I have to doubt this is being done or done correctly, so they’re probably bluffing and half our nuclear silos aren’t ready and operational. More probably our subs are tho, which are adequate and more likely to be used.

    This is a different line than Orlov is saying, as Russia is using exclusively their 3rd- tier equipment in Ukraine so as to anticipate NATOs invasion from Poland and Lithuania (this is being set up now), and to deny them a peek at these weapons and the tactics of their use. But Russia is using only S-300 in the theatre, and now have S-600 anti-air units in beta. I’m sure they could shoot down sub missiles designed in the 70s, but I’m also sure no one wants to find out and lose Archangel over it.

    I was thinking the Diesel “shortage” is a pre-release story, a story “plant” because they are arranging for an actual diesel shortage or covering for one they feel is inevitable. I take this line of thinking for granted when the long term average is 35 days and it drops to 28, but it may bear mentioning here. So who has all the diesel they could ever dream of? Ukraine of course! Our 51st State and Capital City.

    But here we go, probably they will arrange an actual shortage and put the gas lines on camera nationwide. THAT is the communication, not that the shortages are inevitable or anything. They are quite clearly avoidable, and we are purposefully causing them. Same as Europe pulling the meter off the house and complaining it’s dark inside.

    Investors in Facebook parent company Meta are reportedly growing dissatisfied”

    Facebook is a CIA department masquerading as a company. So…if Facebook, Amazon, and Twitter are collapsing, doesn’t that suggest the CIA and Lettermen have run out of money and power? We cut off their drug and money laundering money, and now the bottom of the barrel is seen. That’s why they NEED to sell all those (our) weapons to criminals in Finland. To raise money to defend the Mafia HQ.

    “So we’re asking, how much profit do they need before they’ll release those bloody redacted pages?”

    …That we paid for. Remember how they were going to provide vax for free as we paid for it? But I was thinking with MissTruss, that any 10c Hacker can get into her non-secure, #AntiSecure Apple account and read her texts. Every secret service can. She can. So the government is wide open and transparent to EVERYONE.

    …Open to Everyone EXCEPT the people. Who pay for it. A perfect representation of #OppositeLand. WE are supposed to be the only people who DO know, so we can make decisions, have discussions and vote correctly. We are they only people who can’t know and in fact will be arrested and held without trial for asking.

    …They’re perfectly transparent all right. Or at least their villainous plans are.

    “Died Suddenly” the Author/Movie of “Julie and Julia” at 48 for cardiac arrest.

    “Kids don’t want to work”

    Actually, they don’t want to be treated like s—t for a task that has no meaning but hamster farms and paving more farmland for nail salons. Since the outcome of working and not working are exactly the same (FROM each according to their ability; TO each according to need), why bother? I agree. It’s those who don’t do this that are the patsies and idiots. Anyone who works around here must be a moron.

    Yes, they are NEVER going to finish counting. Because they already anticipate they can’t cheat their way in even with 2020 levels. Biden also is confirming this is the thinking.

    Putin is running the WEF to destroy the West middle class to plan: Sure, this would be the same plan as having the U.S. lose this (nuclear) WWIII as Hillary promised us, in order to have abject poverty, desperation, and ruin. That would handily hide the 6-sigma vax deaths. That is their express goal, stated many times. But I don’t think so, and I don’t think Putin knows it, even if the WEF does use him or the chessboard this way. Should keep an eye on it. Intentional or accidental doesn’t matter much to me.

    As this was discussed, I believe the Russian vaccine is (Very) different, using their technology. China’s is also very different, but uses the classic attenuated virus method. So it’s quite likely NEITHER is deadly at all, as they produce NO spike proteins in the body. This is an artifact of US calling mRNA a “Vaccine” when it isn’t at all, and WE had to redefine that word, and Science, to call a hawk a handsaw. “What is a Rose by any other name?” Well it ain’t a cabbage, don’t bite down hard.

    Genius continuation by AFKTT about the oil used to dispose of oil (plastics) AFTER their use. Doesn’t that suggest it might be more ecological NOT to trash it on a garbage truck, train, and barge? To leave it on the street to actually save the earth? If it starts piling up, maybe people would learn something about all the short-term crap they’ve been buying, in addition to harboring diesel for better use on farms. I wonder how much it is, but price is suggesting like the plastic junk creation, the cost is ASTOUNDINGLY low. More’s the pity, in a way. A world where it isn’t is a world more enduring and valuable, where you must choose your purchases carefully and give thanks for them.

    Ohio: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Davis%E2%80%93Besse_Nuclear_Power_Station

    Davis–Besse was expected to close in 2020 as it is no longer profitable to run when competing against natural gas plants. However, Ohio House Bill 6 was signed into law in July 2019 which added a fee to residents’ utility bills that funded subsidies of $150 million per year”

    Capitalism! Where the government MAKES you pay money to private corporations! After PAYING the corporation to build the plant. …In this case, might have worked though. Imagine the plant shut down and gas goes 10x. Unstable. Reminds me I heard of nuke plants, they actually X-ray all these pipe parts to look for erosion because they’re under such high pressure and the risks are higher than other plants. Weird and expensive, but not really compared to running a station that size.

    #120032
    aspnaz
    Participant

    Germ said

    Check out the comments section !!
    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=bGZJfVR9-wo

    Very sad state of affairs, so many people afraid yet seeing their loved ones dying unexpectedly, this is not going to end well.

    #120033
    V. Arnold
    Participant

    Re: post @ #120028;

    The most important part of my post, I totally forgot to include…
    I/We have no debt…having no debt (and I mean that literally) is the single most important aspec of living well and scure…

    #120034
    John Day
    Participant

    Good work last night, VP Gary.

    #120035
    John Day
    Participant

    There is a picture of me shelling black-eyed “peas” in my dia de los muertos regalia on all saiints day.
    The selection I put together yesterday for “Spotting Enemies” has some content included here today, also previously. I’ll omit some, but painting the picture is an important part of this. https://drjohnsblog.substack.com/p/spotting-enemies

    This collection of linked articles seems to be identifying the enemy of non-elite humans.
    Is the “best defense” “a good offense” or is it “Invisibility”?
    I think I’d like to be invisible to enemies. It leaves a lot of flexible options.
    This invisibility of our collective enemy is structural. There are confusing and opaque systems.
    We are bled, but can’t see how. It’s just how things are.
    We are told that there is a very tiny subset of people that owns almost everything, but it’s wrong to name anybody, maybe even “racist” sometimes.

    Zero Hedge has the spectacular quotes in bold, but includes the whole interview transcript at the bottom. Roubini sees multiple interlinked threats to global economy, global warming from fossil fuels, very high debt, rising inflation/stagflation and the dependence on critical global supply chains. He thinks computer chips are more economically essential than oil. I disagree, but Taiwan makes 50% of global chips and 80% of “high-end” chips.
    “It’s Already Happening” – Roubini Warns “World War III Has Effectively Begun”
    https://www.zerohedge.com/geopolitical/roubini-world-war-iii-has-already-effectively-begun

    ​Thanks Red: Vanguard and Blackrock Own the Entire World, Gary D. Barnett
    ​ ​In fact, these foundations and investment funds are the richest families, and many stay forever hidden, with the exception of the few. Bill Gates, Warren Buffet, George Soros, the Clinton’s, the Bush’s, the Rockefellers, the Rothschilds, and others are known, but most are not. Vanguard is a private corporation, and does not disclose its shareholders, so they can hide in plain sight; never divulging their ownership of the world. All of these players are directly and indirectly connected with each other, and the top few pull the strings of the planet’s economic systems.
    ​ ​Yes, Gates, Soros, the Rockefellers, the Rothschilds, the Royal Families, the Vatican, the top-level Zionists, the Morgan’s, the Bush’s, the Clinton’s, Klaus Schwab and the WEF, the UN, and many others are known, but many of the most evil and powerful controllers remain hidden in the shadows, while they manage all global networks. These are the owners of the rest of us, while their pawns in governments around the world due the bidding of their masters.
    ​ ​Most today think in terms of politics, and believe that politicians and the state players are in charge. This is idiotic nonsense, as the ‘covid’ hoax revealed. Virtually every country on earth acted in concert, and in the exact same manner at the same time. This would be not only absurd, but a complete impossibility unless a top-down conspiracy were in place, and being guided by the very few. Nearly every country in the world destroyed its own economies, its own citizens, and mandated similar if not identical policies meant to take total control over entire populations. If a large portion of the masses cannot understand the scope of this madness, there is no hope for humanity, for this world is now under the thumb of the few most powerful, who own and control most all the monetary systems, assets, land, medical care, pharmaceuticals, ‘education’ facilities, travel, banking, lawmaking, enforcement agencies, militaries, media, and have the ability to alter the psychological makeup of those they do not purposely murder by injection, torture, or starvation.

    Vanguard and Blackrock Own the Entire World: We Are Already a New Global World Order in the Making



    Michael Hudson draws an interesting historical parallel to the Roman Pope declaring “primacy” and declaring the Orthodox Church at Constantinople, and all of the ancient Patriarchs of Jerusalem and other sites to be null and void, not “Christian”. At this point he declared that all earthly kings must subjugate their power and their kingdoms to the head of the Roman Catholic Church, himself, and pay tribute. The tribute was necessary to carry out wars of conquest against dissenting Germanic kings, and the Crusades/conquests of the Holy Land. When the conquests against “the other” finally failed, the Papal-authority scheme collapsed. One can see the similarities to the postwar hegemony of the US, taking up “the white man’s burden” from the British-Empire, and now suffering humiliation in Europe, after the humiliation in Afghanistan. Where Hudson speaks of “America”, my mind substitutes “neoliberal globalists”.
    One might hope that history plays out more expediently this time. They say history is moving faster these days.
    ​Michael Hudson, Germany’s Position in America’s New World Order
    U.S. President Biden and his State Department spokesmen have explained that Ukraine is just the opening arena in a much broader dynamic that is splitting the world into two opposing sets of economic alliances. This global fracture promises to be a ten- or twenty-year struggle to determine whether the world economy will be a unipolar U.S.-centered dollarized economy, or a multipolar, multi-currency world centered on the Eurasian heartland with mixed public/private economies.
    President Biden has characterized this split as being between democracies and autocracies. The terminology is typical Orwellian double-speak. By “democracies” he means the U.S. and allied Western financial oligarchies. Their aim is to shift economic planning out of the hands of elected governments to Wall Street and other financial centers under U.S. control. U.S. diplomats use the International Monetary Fund and World Bank to demand privatization of the world’s infrastructure and dependency on U.S. technology, oil and food exports.
    By “autocracy,” Biden means countries resisting this financialization and privatization takeover. In practice, U.S. rhetoric means promoting its own economic growth and living standards, keeping finance and banking as public utilities. What basically is at issue is whether economies will be planned by banking centers to create financial wealth – by privatizing basic infrastructure, public utilities and social services such as health care into monopolies – or by raising living standards and prosperity by keeping banking and money creation, public health, education, transportation and communications in public hands.
    The country suffering the most “collateral damage” in this global fracture is Germany. As Europe’s most advanced industrial economy, German steel, chemicals, machinery, automotives and other consumer goods are the most highly dependent on imports of Russian gas, oil and metals from aluminum to titanium and palladium. Yet despite two Nord Stream pipelines built to provide Germany with low-priced energy, Germany has been told to cut itself off from Russian gas and de-industrialize. This means the end of its economic preeminence. The key to GDP growth in Germany, as in other countries, is energy consumption per worker.
    These anti-Russian sanctions make today’s New Cold War inherently anti-German.

    Germany’s position in America’s New World Order

    #120036
    John Day
    Participant

    Thanks Jeremy. The whole scheme is laid out here, all of the banks and international agencies with sovereign-immunity from laws, taxes and any oversight, and how they employ it, lays out the framework for the other pieces above, and suggests a mode of regression to identify the “owners” of humanity and Gaia, and maybe sit down for a talk with them some day. Maybe in a secure bunker or something. This piece of timeline caught my eye.
    Laundering With Immunity, The Control Framework, Part 1
    October 1, 1997
    Money began going missing from the Department of Defense and the Department of Housing and Urban Development in the US Federal Government, in large amounts, totaling $21 trillion by fiscal 2015
    September 10, 2000​ (​one year and ​one day before, AHEM…)
    BIS sent a note to its registered shareholders informing them of BIS’ decision to the new restriction on the right to hold shares in the BIS exclusively to central banks, which included details about the mandatory repurchase of all shares, and the amendments of BIS’ statutes that were to be adopted by the Extraordinary General Meeting held on January 8, 2001. Note on BIS’ site.
    May, 2002
    BIS created a subsidiary called the International Association of Deposit Insurers (IADI), whereby the Federal Deposit Insurance Corporation (FDIC) is a member, along with 91 other deposit insurers. The U.S. Treasury, International Monetary Fund, and the World Bank are a few of the partners of IADI.
    August 22, 2019
    BlackRock’s white paper on “Going Direct” reveals that the central bank is moving funds directly into the hands of public and private sector spenders (meaning equity investors), in a laundering scheme. The plan injected more than $5 trillion into the U.S. financial system. The following month, the U.S. Federal Reserve began a repo loan bailout program by “Going Direct” to the trading houses on Wall Street, and in March 2020, hired BlackRock to help implement the “Going Direct” plan.

    Laundering with Immunity: The Control Framework – Part 1

    #120037
    John Day
    Participant

    ​ Dmitry Orlov assures us that M.A.D. is back in force, and protecting all of us, in this world of completely-rational decision-making by rational decision makers who are really all-in-the-same-boat with the rest of us, and would prefer to lose their power and privilege than to risk nuclear annihilation.
    ​ ​The Russian nuclear sub Belgorod recently sailed off into the blue, causing a bit of a panic within NATO. It carries a number of the new Poseidon nuclear-powered drone torpedos, which are all about the number 100. Each of them carries a charge of 100 megatons. Poseidons have almost infinite range, move at around 100 km/h at a depth of 100m (three times deeper than any nuclear sub) and when detonated near an underwater coastal ridge can raise a 100-meter tsunami. Just five of them are sufficient to demolish both costs of the US and all of Northern Europe. These would be underwater nuclear tests conducted in international waters—antisocial, yes, but not exactly direct nuclear strikes on anyone’s territory, so hardly a casus belli. And the ensuing tsunami? Uh-oh! Oopsie-daisy, sorry about that! Nobody is going to write “in case of tsunami destroy Russia” into the US nuclear doctrine. Best of all, Poseidons can lie in wait for years, surfacing periodically to receive new orders. But if Russia is destroyed they will rise up and destroy the rest of the world world, because “What use is the world if there is no Russia in it?” (V. Putin)
    ​ ​We can be sure that the Russians won’t launch a nuclear war because it’s risky and they don’t have to take that risk in order to win. We can be sure that the Americans won’t launch one because it would be suicide. And so we can all sit back and relax while the “Putin’s nuclear blackmail” narrative-mongers bark their stupid heads off.

    The New Cuban Missile Crisis That Isn’t

    ​ ​Those behind a major drone attack on the Russian naval base in the Crimean port city of Sevastopol made active use of a UN-brokered Black Sea grain corridor, the Russian Defense Ministry said in a statement after studying the wreckage of the unmanned combat vehicles.
    ​ ​The ministry’s specialists retrieved the navigational modules of the drones destroyed by the Russian warships and naval aviation, the statement said, adding that the Canadian-made devices stored data on the vehicles’ path to their target.
    ​ ​Most of them were launched from the Ukrainian Black Sea coast, not far from the port city of Odessa, the Russian military said. “The naval drones were then moving within the security zone of the grain corridor before changing course and heading towards the Russian naval base in Sevastopol,” the statement said.
    ​ ​Navigational data from at least one naval drone shows that it was launched from a sea location within the grain corridor security zone, the ministry added. According to Russian specialists, it might have been launched from a civilian vessel chartered by Ukraine or its “western backers” to transport Ukrainian agricultural produce.
    https://www.rt.com/russia/565623-crimea-drone-attack-grain-corridor/

    ​ “Fool me once”? I suspect that Russia has a countermeasure if Ukraine/UK/US/NATO pull the same trick again.​
    ​ ​Russia sa​ys​ it has agreed to return to the Turkey and UN-brokered grain deal to allow for the continued export of Ukrainian grain through a Black Sea ‘safety corridor’.
    ​ ​Moscow said it has returned to the deal after receiving assurances that Ukraine will not use the maritime safety corridor for military purposes. Russia’s Defense Ministry confirmed it has received “sufficient” guarantees from the Ukrainian government that it will demilitarize the humanitarian corridor, following last week Russia saying its ships had come under drone attack.
    ​ ​”Russia considers that the received guarantees are at the moment sufficient and is resuming the implementation of the agreement,” the ministry said. The vital deal is set to be renewed in mid-November after nearly 10 million tons of grains and other foodstuffs have been sent through it since it was implemented in the summer. Russia announced it had pulled out on Saturday, resulting in a diplomatic scramble to find a way forward.
    https://www.zerohedge.com/commodities/ukraine-grain-shipments-resume-russia-rejoins-deal-wheat-futures-tumble

    ​Russia openly derides this “tabloid press” story.​ That’s not a refutation. Presumably, they have their own sources so they don’t have to believe or disbelieve it.
    ​ ​The computers at GAZPROM, which recorded the minutes/seconds the sensor alarms went off, all use Coordinated Universal Time (UTC) for the time stamps.
    ​ ​Exactly one minute after the alarms went off at GAZPROM, iCloud records of Prime Minister Liz Truss iPhone, show that she used her iPhone to send a text message to Antony Blinken, US Secretary of State. The message: “It’s done.”
    ​ ​The iCloud computers also use Coordinated Universal Time for message time stamps. So although Russia and the UK are in different time zones, UTC proves that it was literally ONE MINUTE after the GAZPROM pressure sensor alarms went off, that Liz Truss sent her text message to Blinken.
    https://halturnerradioshow.com/index.php/en/news-page/world/how-the-russians-found-out-it-was-the-uk-that-bombed-the-nord-stream-pipelines

    ​Same source:
    ​ The Russian Army has struck the base of the Ukrainian Navy in Ochachiv, a city in the Nikolaev Region, with missiles. This particular strike took out the Communications Center and Intelligence Department of the British Naval Operations Service.
    We are told by sources in Ukraine that at least one Russian precision missile hit at the actual window sill of the Base Commander Office!
    https://halturnerradioshow.com/index.php/en/news-page/world/russian-missiles-hit-british-operations-center-in-ukraine

    #120039
    John Day
    Participant

    ​ “Fool me once”? I suspect that Russia has a countermeasure if Ukraine/UK/US/NATO pull the same trick again.​
    ​ ​Russia sa​ys​ it has agreed to return to the Turkey and UN-brokered grain deal to allow for the continued export of Ukrainian grain through a Black Sea ‘safety corridor’.
    ​ ​Moscow said it has returned to the deal after receiving assurances that Ukraine will not use the maritime safety corridor for military purposes. Russia’s Defense Ministry confirmed it has received “sufficient” guarantees from the Ukrainian government that it will demilitarize the humanitarian corridor, following last week Russia saying its ships had come under drone attack.
    ​ ​”Russia considers that the received guarantees are at the moment sufficient and is resuming the implementation of the agreement,” the ministry said. The vital deal is set to be renewed in mid-November after nearly 10 million tons of grains and other foodstuffs have been sent through it since it was implemented in the summer. Russia announced it had pulled out on Saturday, resulting in a diplomatic scramble to find a way forward.
    https://www.zerohedge.com/commodities/ukraine-grain-shipments-resume-russia-rejoins-deal-wheat-futures-tumble

    ​Russia openly derides this “tabloid press” story.​ That’s not a refutation. Presumably, they have their own sources so they don’t have to believe or disbelieve it.
    ​ ​The computers at GAZPROM, which recorded the minutes/seconds the sensor alarms went off, all use Coordinated Universal Time (UTC) for the time stamps.
    ​ ​Exactly one minute after the alarms went off at GAZPROM, iCloud records of Prime Minister Liz Truss iPhone, show that she used her iPhone to send a text message to Antony Blinken, US Secretary of State. The message: “It’s done.”
    ​ ​The iCloud computers also use Coordinated Universal Time for message time stamps. So although Russia and the UK are in different time zones, UTC proves that it was literally ONE MINUTE after the GAZPROM pressure sensor alarms went off, that Liz Truss sent her text message to Blinken.
    https://halturnerradioshow.com/index.php/en/news-page/world/how-the-russians-found-out-it-was-the-uk-that-bombed-the-nord-stream-pipelines

    ​Same source:
    ​ The Russian Army has struck the base of the Ukrainian Navy in Ochachiv, a city in the Nikolaev Region, with missiles. This particular strike took out the Communications Center and Intelligence Department of the British Naval Operations Service.
    We are told by sources in Ukraine that at least one Russian precision missile hit at the actual window sill of the Base Commander Office!
    https://halturnerradioshow.com/index.php/en/news-page/world/russian-missiles-hit-british-operations-center-in-ukraine

    But, but, but … “economics is the discipline where the majority is ‘always wrong'”.
    Sergey Karaganov: We are witnessing the birth of a new world order where West will have to live within its means
    It’s time for the Global Majority to take their rightful place at the top table
    https://www.rt.com/russia/565676-karaganov-new-world-order/

    ‘US has no plans to withdraw from Syria or end sanctions’: Official
    Despite claiming its presence in Syria is solely to fight ISIS, US forces​ ​maintain regime change policies against Damascus and illegally loot the country’s oil
    ​ ​US troops in Syria are preoccupied with their persistent and illegal oil-looting operations, the latest of which took place on 26 October. Lately, Washington has even stepped up its looting of Syrian oil in order to alleviate the man-made energy crisis it faces, as well as to ease the effect of the latest decision by OPEC+ to cut output production levels.
    ​ ​According to the Syrian Oil Ministry, US forces have stolen more than 80 percent of the country’s daily oil output.
    https://thecradle.co/Article/News/17506

    #120040
    John Day
    Participant

    ​ Hey, these guys are under one of those sovereign-immunity-umbrellas”​. (I got no flak about hydroxychloroquine from mid-February until early April 2020.)
    CEPI: The Vaccine Cartel’s SPECTRE
    The Global Pandemic Response was a Business Plan
    ​ ​On October 19, 2019, the Johns Hopkins Center for Public Security, in collaboration with the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation and the World Economic Forum, conducted a Pandemic Simulation Exercise.
    ​ ​”The center’s latest pandemic simulation, Event 201, dropped participants right in the midst of an uncontrolled coronavirus outbreak that was spreading like wildfire out of South America to wreak worldwide havoc.”​ …​
    “The Coalition for Epidemic Preparedness Innovations (CEPI) supported the manufacturing of the vaccine candidate for the Phase 1 clinical trial.”
    NIAID’s March 16, 2020 announcement signaled that Dr. Fauci’s institution and CEPI were initiating their business plan of developing the vaccine solution instead of the repurposed drug treatment solution. Treating COVID-19 simply wasn’t in the business plan. This explains why Gates and Fauci and friends weren’t interested in the potential value of repurposed drugs such as hydroxychloroquine—an old generic drug that costs approximately $6.00 for a 5-day therapeutic course.
    https://petermcculloughmd.substack.com/p/cepi-the-vaccine-cartels-spectre

    Luc sends this from Good Citizen, The Unforgiven , which gives a thorough and well organized litany of the crimes against humanity, from human rights and property rights violations to genocide.
    https://thegoodcitizen.substack.com/p/the-unforgiven

    #120041
    John Day
    Participant

    Sorry for the doubling-up overlap there. “Edit” won’t let me edit…

    #120044
    zerosum
    Participant

    Short list, according to TAE

    worst enemy is reality itself.

    1. Western countries are waging an information war not only against Russia but also the entire international community,
    2. Germany and other NATO countries have been told to impose trade and investment sanctions upon themselves
    3. France has a nuclear fleet of 56 reactors. Currently, only 31 units are reportedly operating
    4. Talk to the young people in question and you’ll find that quite a few of them are working very hard on projects of their own. What they’re not willing to do is waste their lives working in abusive and humiliating environments to make someone else rich, in exchange for rock-bottom wages, no prospect for advancement, and no benefits worth mentioning. That their reaction comes as a surprise to anyone is a good measure of just how detached our society’s comfortable classes have become from the reality their preferred policies have created.
    5. Lack of transparency and accountability to taxpayers creates a new tyranny,
    6. https://www.bing.com/images/search?view=detailv2&form=SBIHVR&iss=sbi&q=imgurl:https%3A%2F%2Fautoearth.wpenginepowered.com%2Fwp-content%2Fuploads%2F2022%2F11%2FFDAApproved.jpg&pageurl=https%3A%2F%2Fwww.theautomaticearth.com%2F2022%2F11%2Fdebt-rattle-november-3-2022%2F&pagetl=Debt+Rattle+November+3+2022+-+The+Automatic+Earth&imgsz=599×266&selectedindex=0&id=https%3A%2F%2Fautoearth.wpenginepowered.com%2Fwp-content%2Fuploads%2F2022%2F11%2FFDAApproved.jpg&ccid=3tF%2F%2B1EC&mediaurl=https%3A%2F%2Fautoearth.wpenginepowered.com%2Fwp-content%2Fuploads%2F2022%2F11%2FFDAApproved.jpg&exph=267&expw=600&vt=2&sim=11

    7. https://rwmalonemd.substack.com/p/censorship-and-defamation-weapons
    In a stunning article published in the academic journal “Minerva”, the mainstream academic publisher Springer has allowed truth to be spoken.

    8.

    #120045
    John Day
    Participant

    (CIA-deposed) former PM of Pakistan, populist/Nationalist Imran Khan has been shot n an assassination attempt. Shot in leg. Stable; being moved to hospital in Lahore. Others also shot at scene.
    https://www.zerohedge.com/geopolitical/ex-pakistan-pm-imran-khan-shot-political-rally-assassination-attempt

    #120046
    jb-hb
    Participant

    Amnesty:

    Did you notice the “amnesty” lady SPEIFICIALLY said “we can factor out malicious misinformation spreaders” in any amnesty, forgiveness, live and let live decisions?

    So her article is certainly NOT a request for forgiveness.

    It is ALSO not a plea for dropping any of the things she could have asked forgiveness FOR. No suggestion to stop nor undo.

    Her article is best understood as a plea for TARGET PRIORITIZATION.

    Translation of her Amnesty article “Right now, we need to concentrate all efforts against ‘thought-leaders.’ We can circle back around to everyday normies at a later time. Redouble our efforts on anyone we’ve labeled ‘malicious misinformation spreaders‘”

    How else do you interpret an article that offers to stop nothing, undo nothing and declares “misinformation-spreaders” to be exempt from any amnesty?

    like everything in opposite-land, the article calls for not letting anyone get away while saying the word amnesty. A prominent, renowned doctor losing their accreditation at almost the same time as the article being published is telling.

    The “amnesty” article is saying No Mercy. In response to, at this very late date, a doctor’s life being ruined, it brings up amnesty and says “Not for THOSE guys” Because somebody might look up and say “Why the heck are we still coming after this dude NOW?”

    #120047
    zerosum
    Participant

    reminder:
    When I credit TAE for whatever, It includes the contributions from the comments.
    Thanks for the truth.

    #120048
    jb-hb
    Participant

    I’m particularly interested in this “amnesty” given my own personal situation.

    I was let go by my ginormous employer in April for not divulging my experimental injection which does not vaccinate status. I had worked fully remote for over 2 years. The company exempted all retail employees from the requirement. They fired remote people with no workplace to go to in their entire state. The HR lady who announced the requirement said it was being done “For Clarity”

    In April there was already PLENTY of information showing the ineffectiveneness and unsafety of this thing. I figured this must be the tail end of the panic. I gave it a few months to let things blow over and started applying for jobs in late July.

    Over 70 applications. The only interview I got was with a 50 person company with no government contracts.

    I had a fairly low level job. The kind of job that grinds through employees, has a high turnover. I’m just a peon, but my resume is kickass FOR the peon position I am trying for. I’m well spoken and do well on aptitude tests.

    I’m not talking about getting a job here, I’m talking about getting an INTERVIEW. 70+ jobs that I have painstakingly researched to make sure I was a good fit for, cover letters tailored to the specific position, etc.

    The 50 person company had a ton of applicants vying for one position. I made it through 3 levels of interview before I didn’t get the job. They seemed to think fairly highly of me – they asked me to apply again if another position opens up.

    So I’ve puzzled over why a small company with a MORE rigorous process and higher standards would be the ONE entity that gives me an interview vs the ginormous corporate entities that just need to shovel humans into multiple open positions like cannon fodder. And every single position I have applied for is 100% remote. To hopefully avoid a replay of April.

    Having watched our current president talk about creating a LIST, I do start to wonder.

    Surely occupying me with some crap job 40+hrs a week is preferable to me having all the time in the world to do anything I want, think about things, etc? Maybe the concept is that the Gulag is now everywhere rather than a specific location. Gulag in place. Or I’m supposed to get so mad I do something evil and foolish?

    My wife still views the firing as something I did to her as opposed to something that was done to me or to us. I’ve pointed out she VOTED FOR the dude who openly promised to do this to us. lol that does not go over well at all. The 70+ non-replies mean, to her, that I am doing something wrong and should just get a temp position. Ah yes, just maintain this level of employment uncertainty indefinitely as a way of life.

    In one of the last team meetings, a coworker proposed – vociferously and at some length – that the unvaxxed should be made to wear “special clothing” ….”for safety.” I barely restrained myself from asking, for the sake of environmentally conscious action, if entire suits of special clothing was wasteful and a brightly colored arm band or badge might suffice. Nobody objected. The leadership present on the call did not lift a finger to stop nor refute her rant.

    What do they even mean by amnesty? It appears to consist of NO concrete actions nor statements other than who, on the opposing side, doesn’t get to have it. Oh, amnesty? Really? Oh, so I get my job back with back pay? I can at least get A job maybe? This amnesty stuff is great news.

    #120049
    Figmund Sreud
    Participant

    Heralding Russian war crimes on Canada’s prime network (CBC) tonight. YES!

    https://www.cbc.ca/news/world/russia-ukraine-putin-war-crimes-1.6636688

    F.S.

    P.S.: This shill => https://www.cbc.ca/news/author/terence-mckenna-1.2418586 is the most unbelievable propagandist in service to CBC

    #120051
    Germ
    Participant

    Waning of first- and second-dose ChAdOx1 and BNT162b2 COVID-19 vaccinations: a pooled target trial study of 12.9 million individuals in England, Northern Ireland, Scotland and Wales

    “We found evidence of waning in VE/rVE for Doses 1 and 2 of ChAdOx1 and Dose 1 of BNT162b2, with VE/rVE dropping to zero 60–80 days after the date of administration and becoming negative thereafter. ”

    https://academic.oup.com/ije/advance-article/doi/10.1093/ije/dyac199/6770060

    NEGATIVE!! GET VAXXED, GET COVID”

    ☠️☠️☠️

    Click on the pdf link and check out Table 2.

    ☠️☠️☠️

    #120052
    Germ
    Participant

    #120053
    jb-hb
    Participant

    from Moon of Alabama

    The United States on Wednesday accused North Korea of covertly shipping a “significant number” of artillery shells to Russia to aid its war effort in Ukraine

    Oh no! People shouldn’t sell weapons to nations active in this conflict! That would be wrong!

    The White House’s national security spokesman, John Kirby, said that it was unclear if the artillery munitions, which are being transferred through the Middle East and North Africa, had reached Russia. The United States does not believe that the additional weapons will alter the trajectory of the war.

    It’s definitely happening, but don’t worry. It has no effect. It is useless.

    Additional weapons will surely turn the tide for Ukraine (as we have assured you in wall to wall 24/7 repetitive messaging for 8 months) but additional weapons cannot be useful to anyone else.

    B goes on to show, with a map, how there is a rail line directly connecting the two countries.

    But if Bad Stuff goes through the middle east and north africa through intermediaries, even though it is totally useless, that’s way more spooky. People shouldn’t be big meanies. Not even totally ineffectually. That’s a rule. (unless it is us)

    #120054
    Susmarie108
    Participant

    @jb-hb: am appreciating your extremely sensitive and careful analysis of the “amnesty” article.

    Original thinking with this comment: “Her article is best understood as a plea for TARGET PRIORITIZATION.”

    Regardless of the reason (accidental release, f-up, intentional release), it should be considered a “canary” event – for what lies ahead. In Opposite-Land – there is no amnesty in the amnesty article; this presents a dangerous landscape for the real priority targets.

    Sorry to hear of your challenges finding decent work. Being very good at what you do is rarely valued and or appreciated at this time, so perhaps re-prioritizing expectations relative to reality would be the right exercise?

    Kudos for staying positive.

    #120055
    Germ
    Participant
    #120056
    willem
    Participant

    @jb-hb: Very interesting take on the “amnesty” article. I had to go back and read it again, and I now see what you’re suggesting.

    I pulled the plug on my own job a bit earlier than I had planned (I’d had enough!), and thankfully I missed the big changes that came in the office when the virus hit. A few of my colleagues who were still there told me that virtually everyone not in a physical occupation was put onto remote work (I would have been one of those working remotely), and that lasted for almost two years. Nothing was ever said about requiring employees to get the jabs. Pretty amazing considering that the company in question is a major California public utility.

    Incidentally, I worked under contract at various utilities on stints lasting anywhere from 1 to 3 years for over 15 years before taking a permanent job again toward the end of my career. It was a lot of moving around, and for the first 5 years I only saw my wife & daughter for a long weekend every 3 or 4 weeks. I understand why that wouldn’t be anyone’s first choice.

    #120057
    thomasjkenney
    Participant

    Midwest Doctor’s first paragraph:

    One of the challenges I find with most forms of media is that the creators of it are continually seeking to manipulate you into adopting their position. For this reason, I greatly prefer written content as opposed to audio or visual content as it is much easier for me to rapidly filter out the manipulative rhetoric built into what I am reading. Similarly, this is why, to the best of my ability, I try to avoid inserting manipulative language into my writing (as best as I can I try to follow the Golden Rule and not to do things to other people I don’t like having done to me).

    I have stated exactlythis on this very forum at least once in the past. It is refreshing, and a bit vindicating, to see others organically arrive at this point of view. My wife can’t unsee it, now that I’ve clued her in, and she’s suddenly reading more books than ever!

    ———————-

    @V Arnold re: machinist

    In a healthy society, you’d be treated like royalty. Instead, you get your legs broke and get chained to your workstation. I have had a very good boss for 20+ years. However, even he has to ‘screw me over’ sometimes or he can’t stay in business. I’ve never been very connected to The System. I’m edging closer to cutting those last ties.

    Some hope – I’m seeing smart kids everywhere. They are grasping for knowledge, quite frustrated with the systemic blunting to which they’ve (we’ve all) been subjected. I think some things have been unleashed that don’t bode well for totalitarianism. It feels like a Fahrenheit 451 moment.

    #120058
    Figmund Sreud
    Participant

    Helmer:

    A new report by the International Monetary Fund (IMF) reveals that the Ukraine has become a thieves’ paradise in which corporate loan defaults are written off; embezzlement from banks is not traced; the National Bank of Ukraine (NBU) no longer audits the country’s bank liabilities and reserves; and the IMF admits it cannot tell how much of the $35 billion in foreign cash grants and loans promised to Kiev has been disbursed, or to whom.

    “Disbursements of all committed funds over the remaining months of the year is urgently needed and will make a difference,” declares Kristalina Georgieva (lead image), the IMF Managing director since 2019, “especially in light of the recent horrific damage to energy infrastructure.” Georgieva was speaking in Berlin on October 25.

    … rest at:

    THIEVES’ PARADISE IN KIEV — IMF ADMITS IT DOESN’T KNOW HOW MUCH UKRAINE HAS RECEIVED OF $35 BILLION IN PROMISED FOREIGN CASH, OR WHERE THE MONEY WAS SPENT

    THIEVES’ PARADISE IN KIEV — IMF ADMITS IT DOESN’T KNOW HOW MUCH UKRAINE HAS RECEIVED OF $35 BILLION IN PROMISED FOREIGN CASH, OR WHERE THE MONEY WAS SPENT

    F.S.

    #120059
    Germ
    Participant

    #120060
    John Day
    Participant

    Thanks for the interview with the BMJ Editor, Germ

    #120061
    Germ
    Participant

    “La Mediterranea spends 17.12p per unit of electricity used but from December it is rising to £1.24 per unit.”

    https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-wales-63487469

    “TAKE THAT PUTIN!” 🤣🤣🤣

    #120062
    Germ
    Participant

    It gets worse.

    Another unrelated paper has pinpointed further spike-only damage — that is, harm to the body that comes from the spike protein specifically, not requiring the rest of virus. This one is very nasty, in that it implicates all of the jabs, including the non-replicating ones such as NovaVax, and the location of said potential damage is the brain.

    As with the heart, damage to the brain does not heal. Your brain can “rewire” around damaged areas in some cases but the damage itself is permanent.

    “SARS-CoV-2 drives NLRP3 inflammasome activation in human microglia through spike protein

    https://www.nature.com/articles/s41380-022-01831-0

    This is exactly why vaxxes take 10-12 years to develop.
    And to think – people have turned their bodies into spike factories!
    Ooops!!

    #120063
    jb-hb
    Participant

    I’m a little embarrassed, but let me spell it out – I’m applying for virtual call center jobs.

    Job availability has NEVER been a factor in my job search. For all intents and purposes, there are infinite jobs. I can never get to the end of them.

    The bottleneck that limited me to 70+ thus far were the job listings themselves. Hundreds to thousands of corporatespeak gibberish words. An investigation to parse out the words, research the company, figure out 1. what does the company actually do 2. what do they want me to do for them. 3. what sentence-fragment contradictory to the searchable fields in the job listing shows it’s not a good fit? Where, with what phrasing, has a vax requirement been hidden? I don’t run at windmills, I toss all those aside.

    The listing typically takes you to a website where you need to rebuild your resume from scratch to fit the website form (they won’t take your pdf instead) questionnaires, multiple assessments, virtual recording-based interviews talking to a machine. There’s the cover letter to compose once you figure out who they are and what they want from you. All for a virtual (remote) call center job mind you!

    So to recap – infinite jobs, peon jobs, awesome resume FOR the peon position (and I AM a peon, so that makes sense…), patient and methodical with all the hoop-jumping, bottom feeding, infinite jobs.

    In the McCarthy era, there was blacklisting of celebrites. But they didn’t blacklist people loading packages into delivery trucks, people answering phones, people doing data entry, pet-manicurists, etc. I think it behooves everyone to keep in mind the combination of pettiness AND seriousness in play here.

    Get serious. Make sober, intelligent judgements on what would be pointless, stupid, petty, unreasonable, profitless to do that could nevertheless be done that may affect you. The underlying value system that might be bringing that on. Even if it FEELS as though it is unreal, like a tv show or sports event signifying nothing but eliciting strong emotions. Get serious.

    Consider this thought experiment. Drunk people don’t behave properly. However, if you ask a drunk what a reasonable sober person would do, they CAN tell you most of the time. Weird, right? I experimented with this myself back in college and found that, as an arbitrary act of will, I could do the reasonable thing if I modeled what a sober person WOULD do and was determined to do that.
    Interesting.

    Today, it is as if we are drunk. Whatever I see or think, I FEEL as though it is just another ’08. I FEEL it is as if I am evaluating a TV show or sports event I dislike. As ramped-up as my outrage might get over it, in some sense, I ask, am I actually taking this in as reality or a kind of dream parallel to reality, lining up with it but somehow not actually the thing itself? They can’t be serious. It would be petty, wasteful, counterproductive, pointless? Who the #$#& am I to bother over?

    So bring your emotional determination into the intellectual plane. If you’re drunk, what would a sober, wise person do? If you feel a sense of unreality and absurdity, but intellectually know, then what would a person who intellectually knew that did NOT feel a sense of unreality do? You can model that.

    So, just my own two cents and field report. Maybe I just suck at job searches. But I suspect there’s insight to be gained here, as to where we are really at right now.

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