Dec 122022
 


Paul Gauguin Landscape with black pigs and a crouching Tahitian 1891

 

Musk Says Fauci Lied, People Died (RT)
Zelensky Was Ready For Neutrality In March – Col. Macgregor (RT)
How the Mainstream Media Misses the Money Quote (Antiwar)
Twitter Files: Corporate Media Ignores The Biggest Story Of The Decade (ZH)
Dupe or Designated Defendant? The Criminal Case Against Jack Dorsey (Turley)
Jack Dorsey Defiantly States He Has Never Heard Of Twitter (BBee)
4 Minutes of Undiluted Truth on Mainstream TV (Mike Whitney)
Merkel’s Ukraine Remarks Show Breach Of Trust – Serbia (RT)
China Wants To Drop Dollar In Oil Trade – Reuters (RT)
Western Price Cap Disrupting Global Oil Markets – Economist (RT)
Sanctions On Russia Are Backfiring – Former Austrian Vice-chancellor (RT)
FBI Reveals It Has More Information on Deceased DNC Staffer Seth Rich (ET)
Are We Finally Reaching Peak Climate Hysteria? (Spiked)
Dutch Gov’t Attempts To Forcibly Close 3,000 Farms For ‘Green’ Agenda (ZH)
Viagra Lowers the Risk of Alzheimer’s By Almost 70% (GR)

 

 

 

 

Back to the future?!

 

 

Douglas Macgregor: Zelensky Has Made A Terrible Mistake By Trying To Pin Missile Strikes On Russia

 

 

 

 

 

 

Twitter files on censorship of doctors, and promoting Fauci, should be explosive. If they still exist. Musk has promised them.

Musk Says Fauci Lied, People Died (RT)

The billionaire Tesla and Twitter boss, Elon Musk, has triggered a social media firestorm on Sunday after suggesting that US Covid-19 czar, Dr. Anthony Fauci, should be investigated and prosecuted for allegedly lying under oath about the funding of gain-of-function research at the Wuhan lab in China. In what initially appeared to be an ironic dig, poised to trigger an avalanche of criticism from the left, Musk also posted a meme showing the retiring White House chief medical adviser whispering “Just one more lockdown my king” in President Biden’s ear. But after Fauci’s name was propelled to the top of Twitter trends with over 600,000 mentions, Musk apparently felt forced to elaborate why he thought the controversial face of America’s response to the pandemic should be investigated.

“As for Fauci, he lied to Congress and funded gain-of-function research that killed millions of people,” Musk said in response to one critic, adding “not awesome imo.” The 81-year-old Fauci, who plans to retire by the of the month, led a disjointed US Covid-19 response marked by his flip-flopping on issues such as the efficacy of masks and herd immunity targets. Shortly after Fauci announced that he would step down as Biden’s chief medical adviser and as director of the NIH’s National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases (NIAID) – Senator Rand Paul demanded that the US administration preserve documents and messages that could become evidence in the potential probe.

“Fauci’s resignation should not prevent a full-throated investigation into the origins of the pandemic. He must be required to testify under oath regarding any discussions he participated in concerning the Wuhan lab leak. His policies destroyed lives,” tweeted Paul. The senator previously accused Fauci of directing public funding to gain-of-function research at the Wuhan lab and lying about it under oath in congressional testimony, as the two sparred repeatedly in Senate hearings. Gain-of-function is the modification of pathogens to enhance them in various potential ways, including transmissibility. The rationale is that scientists can study new strains and find ways to stop them before similar adaptations emerge naturally.

The ‘lab leak’ theory – that the coronavirus leaked from a Chinese lab – was popularized by former US President Donald Trump, who made the allegation amid a trade war with China. Major US media organizations and tech platforms initially labeled it as ‘disinformation’ and tried to suppress the theory from public discourse. However, after Musk took over Twitter, the company stopped enforcing its Covid-19 “misleading information policy.”

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“Fiona Hill [..] wrote in September that an “interim settlement” had been agreed in Istanbul. In May, Ukrainian media linked the collapse of these talks to pressure imposed on Kiev by Johnson.”

Zelensky Was Ready For Neutrality In March – Col. Macgregor (RT)

Ukrainian President Vladimir Zelensky was ready in March to meet some of Moscow’s conditions for peace, retired US Army Colonel Douglas MacGregor has claimed in a recent interview. He blamed former British Prime Minister Boris Johnson for preventing a settlement. As Ukrainian and Russian delegations sat down in Istanbul in March, news surfaced of a potential deal that would have seen Kiev renounce its ambition to join NATO and agree to neutrality, in exchange for Russia’s withdrawal to pre-February battle lines. Days later, Zelensky said he had discovered evidence of war crimes in territory evacuated by Russian forces, and negotiations were called off. In an interview with military historian Michael Vlahos, published on Saturday, MacGregor claimed that the UK was responsible for the abrupt end of the peace talks.

“We have evidence that towards the end of March, Mr. Zelensky said ‘well, we could live with neutrality,’ and when that word reached Washington and London, people became incensed,” he said. “Boris Johnson represented Washington’s interests and said ‘absolutely not, we will support you to the bitter end. You must stand your ground and fight for every inch of Ukraine’.” MacGregor is not the first US official to suggest that Zelensky was ready for peace in March. Fiona Hill, a veteran US diplomat who served as the US National Security Council’s senior director for Europe and Russia in the Trump administration, wrote in September that an “interim settlement” had been agreed in Istanbul. In May, Ukrainian media linked the collapse of these talks to pressure imposed on Kiev by Johnson.

The prime minister visited Kiev on April 9, reportedly without warning, and according to the Ukrainskaya Pravda newspaper, told officials that “even if Ukraine is ready to sign some agreements on guarantees with Putin, they [the West] are not.” Now, almost ten months into the conflict, Zelensky has forbidden negotiations with Russian President Vladimir Putin, and has promised to retake all of the regions of Donetsk, Lugansk, Kherson, and Zaporozhye – which voted to join the Russian Federation in September. The Ukrainian leader has also vowed to capture Crimea, which has been a part of Russia since a 2014 referendum. Kremlin Press Secretary Dmitry Peskov has said Russia remains open to talks, but cautioned in October that Western powers must be involved, as an agreement with Ukraine alone could be “instantly canceled upon orders” from the West.

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“..there was a canyon between the leader of the US and the leader of the loyal European opposition. The canyon was so wide that it included disagreement over the causes and solutions of the war.”

How the Mainstream Media Misses the Money Quote (Antiwar)

On December 1, French President Emmanuel Macron went to Washington for the first state visit of the Biden administration. After the pageantry, presents, hand holding and flattering words of fraternity and solidarity, Macron faced the gathered press. “We will never urge Ukrainians to make a compromise that will not be acceptable for them.” “That,” said Helene Cooper of The New York Times, “is the money quote.” But it wasn’t the money quote by several euros. The money quote came days later when Macron was not standing shoulder to shoulder with Biden in front of an American audience, but standing on his own addressing a French audience.

Macron told the French television network TF1, in an interview filmed during his visit to Washington but aired as he left, that “We need to prepare what we are ready to do, how we protect our allies and member states, and how to give guarantees to Russia the day it returns to the negotiating table.” Then Macron made his full meaning clear: “One of the essential points we must address – as President Putin has always said – is the fear that NATO comes right up to its doors, and the deployment of weapons that could threaten Russia.” The money quote was that, despite the display of solidarity, there was a canyon between the leader of the US and the leader of the loyal European opposition. The canyon was so wide that it included disagreement over the causes and solutions of the war.

Biden and Macron both “strongly condemn Russia’s illegal war of aggression against Ukraine.” But for Biden, in the beginning, that war was wholly unprovoked, and, in the end, the settlement must reflect that and protect core US values. For Macron, though the war was illegal, Russia had legitimate security concerns that NATO had been pushing, and the settlement must reflect that too. Macron hinted at that crucial separation at the press conference with Biden. Even then, Macron said “We want to build peace and a sustainable peace means full respect of sovereignty and territorial integrity of Ukraine.” But then, hinting at Russia’s demand to be included in a new European security structure that takes its concerns seriously, he added, “but at the same time [it means] a new architecture to make sure we have a sustainable peace in the long run.” But that didn’t make it into the money quote.

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“Twitter was participating in a form of treason, along with the agencies that they cooperated with. It’s a huge story, and one that should lead to punishment for those involved.”

Twitter Files: Corporate Media Ignores The Biggest Story Of The Decade (ZH)

Twitter has long denied that they “shadow ban” users, but this was a lie. The data shows that small groups within Twitter called “strategic response teams” suppressed up to 200 accounts per day. Usually these were accounts of larger and more influential conservative politicians and celebrities. And, these teams operated in coordination with Democrat officials and agencies like the FBI. In some cases the goal was to mute a particular individual. In other cases the goal was to steer national elections. Internal Twitter communications show that SRT groups spent most of their time fabricating reasons why certain information was subject to TOS. In other words, if Twitter’s rules were not being violated, they made up new rules.

The exposure of Twitter is the biggest story of the decade because it provides proof of a hidden cabal. It shows the ugly mechanics behind the scenes and exposes a network of elites and their errand boys who were involved in direct operations to destroy the 1st Amendment for the sake of ideological supremacy. It’s the classic definition of fascism, a definition that Benito Mussolini reiterated when he argued: “Fascism should more properly be called corporatism because it is the merger of state and corporate power.” And, if this brand of Fascism was happening within the halls of Twitter, then there is little doubt it is also happening at companies like Google/YouTube, Apple, Facebook, etc. Before we had evidence, now we have confirmation.

The corporate media argues over relevance instead of morality because they benefited from the censorship. It’s important to remember that one of the first measures Big Tech companies applied after suppressing the alternative media during the pandemic was to then amplify the corporate media. These companies are floundering with dismal audience numbers and dwindling profits. No one listens to them anymore. Yet, as long as they promote the establishment narrative their opinions and disinformation are given priority on nearly every search engine and social media platform. Of course they aren’t interested in the Twitter Files, liars are often “bored” by honest commentary and factual information.

Also, their continued existence relies on the censorship of their competition in the alternative media. The bottom line is this: According to the Bill of Rights, it is illegal for agents of the US government to obstruct the free speech of law abiding American citizens. It does not matter if the action is done by using “private businesses” as middlemen. And, if a private business is colluding with government to implement political policy then it is no longer a private business. Twitter was participating in a form of treason, along with the agencies that they cooperated with. It’s a huge story, and one that should lead to punishment for those involved.

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“..lying in public is generally not a crime. However, when you repeat a lie to federal investigators or Congress or the courts, it becomes a federal offense.”

Dupe or Designated Defendant? The Criminal Case Against Jack Dorsey (Turley)

The latest Twitter disclosures have raised potential legal liability for Twitter and its executives. No one appears more at risk than Twitter’s former CEO Jack Dorsey It is an ironic turn of events since Dorsey supported the takeover by Elon Musk and has called for all files to be released without filtering. Dorsey has the feel of a “designated defendant,” someone who was pushed forward by others to take any legal hit. On its face, Dorsey has vulnerability after the latest release. He was repeatedly asked by members of Congress about censoring and shadow-banning, which has now been confirmed in these files. In September 2018, Dorsey testified under oath and denied what these files appear to now confirm. Rep. Mike Doyle, D., Pa., asked, “Social media is being rigged to censor conservatives. Is that true of Twitter?”

Dorsey responded, “No.” Doyle then asked “Are you censoring people?” “No,” Dorsey said. “Twitter’s shadow-banning prominent Republicans… is that true?” Doyle asked. Dorsey again said no. Dorsey was also asked about my prior testimony on private censorship in circumventing the First Amendment as a type of censorship by surrogate. Dorsey and the other CEOs were asked about my warning of a “‘little brother’ problem, a problem which private entities do for the government that which it cannot legally do for itself.” In response, Dorsey insisted that “we don’t have a censoring department.” It now appears that the entire company was operating as a censoring department. However, there were in fact super-censors.

Dorsey did not mention the Strategic Response Team-Global Escalation Team (SRT-GET), which operated above what journalist Bari Weiss described as “a level beyond official ticketing, beyond the rank-and-file moderators following the company’s policy on paper.” That group reportedly included Vijaya Gadde, head of Legal, Policy and Trust; Yoel Roth, the global head of Trust and Safety; CEOs Jack Dorsey and Parag Agrawal, and others. Notably, others at the company made similar denials as Dorsey but may not have done so under oath. In 2018, Gadde and head of product Kayvon Beykpour expressly declared, “We do not shadow-ban. And we certainly don’t shadow-ban based on political viewpoints or ideology.”

Even if untrue, lying in public is generally not a crime. However, when you repeat a lie to federal investigators or Congress or the courts, it becomes a federal offense. The question is whether Dorsey was left in the dark on these decisions. He was reportedly a member of SRT-GET. However, some of the files indicate that these decisions may have been made without his knowledge. That includes the decision on the Hunter Biden laptop scandal, which Dorsey called a “total mistake.”

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“I’m not here talking to you right now. My name is not Jack Dorsey. I vehemently deny my own existence at this time.”

Jack Dorsey Defiantly States He Has Never Heard Of Twitter (BBee)

In the aftermath of the second wave of what have come to be known as the “Twitter Files” — in which documented evidence is presented that Twitter engaged in systematic practices to suppress and “shadowban” conservative or otherwise dissenting accounts, despite previous claims to not do so — co-founder and former CEO Jack Dorsey has issued a defiant statement that he has, in fact, never heard of Twitter. “I have no comment on, and indeed, no knowledge regarding anything known as a ‘Twitter,'” Dorsey said. “Any claims to the contrary are untrue and a wholesale misrepresentation. The previous statements attributed to me regarding ‘shadowbanning,’ while made by me, were simply not made by me.”


Furor continues to grow in the wake of new Twitter owner and CEO Elon Musk authorizing the release of large amounts of internal communications and descriptions of practices under the company’s previous regime. “Twitter and its former brain trust have very serious questions to answer,” said Senator Ted Cruz in comments to the media. “Mr. Dorsey testified before Congress and denied that Twitter had engaged in such practices. The American people demand the truth.” “I never appeared before Congress,” Dorsey said in response. “I’m not here talking to you right now. My name is not Jack Dorsey. I vehemently deny my own existence at this time.” At publishing time, investigations into Dorsey’s knowledge of secret Twitter practices were ongoing, as further questions sent to Dorsey remained unanswered as he denied ever providing his previous answers to the first questions.

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“..the best ‘easy-to-understand’ summary of the Ukraine War you’ll hear anywhere..”

4 Minutes of Undiluted Truth on Mainstream TV (Mike Whitney)

The last thing you’d ever expect to hear on a mainstream news channel, is the truth. But—strange as it might seem—that’s exactly what happened on Wednesday night on the Tucker Carlson Show. Carlson interviewed veteran journalist Glenn Greenwald in a 4-minute segment that provided the best ‘easy-to-understand’ summary of the Ukraine War you’ll hear anywhere. And what was so shocking about the interview, was how casually both men veered onto topics that are essential to grasping “How we got to where we are today” but which are entirely banned on all the other cable news channels. You are not allowed to know, for example, that Russia was “lured into the conflict in Ukraine”.


That does not fit the script that has been passed-along from the Biden State Department to their lapdogs at the cable news stations. You’re also not allowed to know that the US does not fight wars “to spread democracy” or that “the US has no vital interests in Ukraine” or that “Russia is not really our enemy”. All of those topics are verboten. You’re not even allowed to think about these things, which is why– for the most part– they have been completely scrubbed from any-and-all discussion of foreign policy in the corporate media.

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The EU also faces another problem with Serbia, which wants troops in Kosovo. Germany says no way. But there is a UN resolution.

Merkel’s Ukraine Remarks Show Breach Of Trust – Serbia (RT)

Former German Chancellor Angela Merkel’s recent comments on the 2014-15 Minsk agreements have cast the Ukraine conflict in a new light, Serbian President Aleksandar Vucic said on Saturday. Merkel stated that Kiev used the ceasefire to rearm its troops. The peace deals brokered by Germany and France eight years ago laid out a path for the Donetsk and Lugansk People’s Republics’ (DPR and LPR) peaceful reintegration into Ukraine. However, they were never implemented because the government of Ukraine argued over the interpretation of the agreements. Former Ukrainian President Pyotr Poroshenko eventually admitted that Kiev mainly intended to use the ceasefire to rebuild its military and the economy. Merkel seemed to confirm this in an interview with German newspaper Die Zeit on Wednesday, saying that by signing the agreements, Ukraine won “valuable time” to muster a stronger army.

“We have witnessed a historically important statement by Angela Merkel. I am surprised and still checking whether it is possible that she has said such a thing,” Vucic told local media. “She is a woman whom I appreciate greatly, but for me this statement is almost unbelievable.” The former chancellor’s words “shed a completely new light” on the history of the conflict, Vucic said. “It cannot change the fact of who attacked whom, but changes a lot in terms of facts and relations inside what has been going on since 2014 … it is a clear sign for me that [they] cannot be trusted.” “It’s a lesson for us,” Vucic added, as his country now faces heightened tensions in Kosovo, Serbia’s breakaway region that the majority of EU and NATO members recognize as an independent state.

Russian President Vladimir Putin said on Friday that he was disappointed by Merkel’s remarks that “nobody intended to fulfill any part of the Minsk agreements.”Earlier, Putin cited Kiev’s inability to stick to the Minsk agreements as one of the reasons Moscow recognized the independence of the two Donbass republics on February 21, three days before launching its military operation in Ukraine. The DPR and LPR, along with two other former Ukrainian territories, became parts of Russia after referendums in late September.

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Oil markets are global. The yuan is not a global currency. And China won’t make it one.

China Wants To Drop Dollar In Oil Trade – Reuters (RT)

Beijing will work to make energy purchases in yuan instead of US dollar signalling another step towards shifting further away from the greenback, China’s President Xi Jinping told Gulf Arab leaders as cited by Reuters. China’s leader highlighted the necessity of the move while speaking at a Chinese-Arab summit that was hosted by Saudi Arabia earlier this week. Xi had held separate talks with the heads of the Persian Gulf states at the summit that reportedly brought together 30 leaders from across the region. The world’s biggest crude importer, China in November ramped up purchases of oil by 12% year-on-year, marking the 10-month high despite the severe pandemic-related restrictions. Chinese state refiners stepped up purchases of US crude oil, while maintaining high imports of Russian oil prior to the December 5 European embargo and imposition of an oil price cap.


China’s independent refiners also moved a record amount of deeply discounted Iranian crude passed off as oil sourced from Malaysia, which is commonly used as a transfer point for oil originating from the sanction-hit Venezuela and Iran. Saudi Arabia was China’s number one oil supplier in the first ten months of 2022, making up 18% of China’s total crude oil purchases, with imports totaling 73.54 million tons, or 1.77 million barrels per day, Chinese customs data showed. Keen interest in the yuan and other currencies from major oil importers have arisen in the wake of unprecedented sanctions introduced by Washington and the allies against Russia, one of the world’s biggest oil producers and exporters over Moscow’s military operation in Ukraine.

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“43% of EU inflation is related to energy prices, while only 17% of US inflation is due to energy prices..”

Western Price Cap Disrupting Global Oil Markets – Economist (RT)

The latest EU sanctions on Russian oil exports will fail to strip the country of its revenues, but are already causing global oil supply disruptions, a senior energy economist at CER-Centro Europa Ricerche told Sputnik news agency on Wednesday. The EU embargo took effect on Monday and was accompanied by a $60 price cap on Russian crude, supported by G7 countries and Australia. Any transactions over this limit are now barred from receiving brokerage, shipping, or insurance services. Demostenes Floros said that although the price cap has not sparked an immediate surge in oil prices, severe consequences lie ahead. The economist predicts rising demand in China, which will inevitably affect the cost of crude. He added that higher energy prices will deal a blow to the EU at a time of spiraling inflation and an unfolding recession.

Floros explained that “43% of EU inflation is related to energy prices, while only 17% of US inflation is due to energy prices and this is a very big difference between the European Union and the United States,” adding that the price cap will deepen the split within the bloc. The sanctions may also result in serious problems with contracting necessary volumes of diesel in the EU once the ban on Russian refined oil products comes into force on February 5, he warned. “I think that prices will increase, especially if other OPEC+ producers will not compensate Russian output,” the economist said, cautioning that the “politicization” of energy supplies could further destabilize a market which has not yet recovered from the Covid crisis.

EU oil sanctions on Russia are already causing setbacks. Dozens of tankers carrying 23 million barrels of crude are currently stuck in the Bosporus and Dardanelles straits, unable to pass, as Turkish authorities demand proper insurance guarantees. Most of the Black Sea crude stuck in the straits was from Kazakhstan, which is not targeted by sanctions, according to EU officials. At the same time, Russian insurance companies have already provided letters of confirmation to Turkish authorities in order to secure passage.

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“If it goes on like this, next year in March and April we will face mass insolvencies and bankruptcies..”

Sanctions On Russia Are Backfiring – Former Austrian Vice-Chancellor (RT)

Western sanctions imposed on Moscow have failed to make a dent in Russia’s economy and ultimately only hurt Europeans, former Austrian Vice-Chancellor Heinz-Christian Strache said on Saturday. He also accused European policymakers of turning a blind eye to the deadly fighting in Donbass, which he said served as a prelude to the current conflict for many years. Speaking at a pro-neutrality rally in Vienna, which was also a protest against sanctions on Russia, Strache claimed that Austria’s decision to join the restrictions had turned out to be a self-inflicted wound. “Austria has shown Europe how the sanctions are damaging itself,” he said, telling his audience that the measures have caused soaring electricity and gas prices, with more and more people feeling the impact.

“If it goes on like this, next year in March and April we will face mass insolvencies and bankruptcies,” he warned, calling the possibility “damn dangerous.” If the crisis is exacerbated and more people get desperate, “this could bring a dangerous development in the form of social tensions that we all do not want,” the former vice-chancellor added. At the same time, Strache continued, the restrictions have failed to undermine the Russian economy. According to him, “this year, the Russians have doubled [their] business,” raking in $220 billion in revenue. Strache also stated that Europe had found itself in the current situation because it had been “looking the other way” for many years when it comes to hostilities in Donbass, which started in 2014 after violent riots in Kiev overthrew the democratically-elected president, Viktor Yanukovich.

After Russia launched its military operation in Ukraine in late February, Western nations imposed new severe sanctions on Moscow, freezing half its gold and foreign currency reserves and targeting its energy exports. The restrictions, however, caused energy prices and living costs to surge, prompting numerous protest rallies across Europe. Earlier this month, hundreds of Italian activists gathered in the center of Milan to protest sending weapons to Ukraine and expanding the sanctions. In late November, Russian Foreign Ministry spokeswoman Maria Zakharova insisted that EU policymakers have only themselves to blame for their ongoing energy crunch.

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”The agent claimed that disclosure of the records would harm an FBI investigation into the allegations that Russians had hacked into U.S. systems.”

FBI Reveals It Has More Information on Deceased DNC Staffer Seth Rich (ET)

The FBI not only has possession of a laptop computer owned by slain Democratic National Committee (DNC) staffer Seth Rich, but a report detailing forensic imaging of what’s being described as Rich’s work computer, the bureau revealed in a new filing. The FBI’s records office located the report while searching for the work computer, Michael Seidel, chief of the office, said in a sworn declaration filed with a federal court in Texas on Dec. 9. He described the document as “a three (3) page forensic report detailing the actions performed by an outside entity to image the work laptop.” The report was among four documents that had never been disclosed by the FBI in relation to Rich’s case.

Journalist Sy Hersh said in or around 2017 that he was told by a source about an FBI report on Seth Rich. He said, according to the source, that Seth Rich’s computer showed the DNC staffer had relayed DNC documents to WikiLeaks, a pro-transparency group. Hersh talked about the source’s claims during a phone call with Ed Butowsky, an investor who later retracted claims about Rich being a WikiLeaks source, and discussed the call during a deposition. Rich was gunned down in the early morning hours on July 16, 2016, near his home in Washington. The killing of Rich, the DNC’s voter expansion data director, remains unsolved. Authorities have claimed that the killing was a robbery gone wrong. Julian Assange, the head of WikiLeaks, has suggested that Rich passed DNC files to the group, which released the DNC files in 2016. U.S. authorities have alleged that Russians hacked into the DNC systems, but those allegations were made before the FBI received images from the DNC’s server to determine their validity.

The Metropolitan Police Department has said it is the lead investigating agency into the death. It has declined to say whether the FBI was helping with the probe into Rich’s death. The new records were found after the records office contacted an unnamed FBI special agent during its search for Rich’s work computer, according to FBI Records Chief Seidel. The other records are a letter from a third-party that accompanied the work computer and two FBI chain of custody forms. None of the records were indexed to Rich inside of the bureau’s central records system and neither the forensic report nor the custody forms mention Rich’s name, according to the FBI. They were also not included in an electronic file created for Rich’s case. The agent claimed that disclosure of the records would harm an FBI investigation into the allegations that Russians had hacked into U.S. systems.

The FBI now wants the court to agree to keep the new records shielded from Brian Huddleston, a Texas resident who filed a lawsuit against the bureau over its ignoring a Freedom of Information request for records on Rich. Bureau officials initially claimed in sworn statements that the FBI had searched for records on Rich but did not locate any. In 2020, for the first time, the FBI admitted it had files from a computer belonging to Rich. Some of those files were then released to Huddleston and made public, including documents that appear to suggest that someone could have paid for his death. The FBI has said it has images from a second computer owned by Rich, which the bureau described as Rich’s personal laptop. A federal judge in September ordered the bureau to hand the images over to Huddleston, finding that the bureau improperly withheld them.

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No way.

Are We Finally Reaching Peak Climate Hysteria? (Spiked)

The madness of the greens is peaking. This week a leading eco-politician in the UK, Caroline Lucas of the Green Party, referred to the building of a new coalmine as a ‘crime against humanity’. Take that in. Once upon a time it was mass murder, extermination, enslavement and the forced deportation of a people that were considered crimes against humanity. Now the building of a mine in Cumbria in north-west England that will create 500 new jobs and produce 2.8million tonnes of coal a year is referred to in such terms. Perhaps the coalmine bosses should be packed off to The Hague. Maybe the men who’ll dig the coal should be forced alongside the likes of ISIS to account for their genocidal behaviour.

We cannot let Ms Lucas’s crazed comments just slide by. We need to reflect on how we arrived at a situation where a mainstream politician, one feted by the media establishment, can liken digging for coal to crimes of extermination. It was in the Guardian – where else? – that Ms Lucas made her feverish claims. On Wednesday, when the government gave the go-ahead to the Cumbria mine, the first new coalmine in Britain for 30 years, Lucas wrote that the whole thing is ‘truly terrible’. This ‘climate-busting, backward-looking coalmine’ is nothing short of a ‘climate crime against humanity’, she said.

It isn’t though, is it? Sorry to be pedantic but it is not a crime to extract coal from the earth. If it were, the leaders of China – where they produce 13million tonnes of coal a day , rather putting into perspective the Cumbria mine’s 2.8million tonnes a year – would be languishing in the clink. I look forward to Ms Lucas performing a citizen’s arrest on Xi Jinping. It certainly is not a crime against humanity. That term entered popular usage during the Nuremberg trials of the Nazis. It refers to an act of evil of such enormity that it can be seen as an assault on all of humankind. Earth to Ms Lucas: extracting coal to make steel – what the Cumbria coal will mostly be used for – is not an affront to humankind. I’ll tell you what is an affront, though: speaking about the burning of coal in the same language that is used to refer to the burning of human beings. That, Caroline, is despicable.

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I still don’t know where the focus on nitrogen came from. Wasn’t it always CO2?

Dutch Gov’t Attempts To Forcibly Close 3,000 Farms For ‘Green’ Agenda (ZH)

Dutch farmers protesting for months over the government’s radical ‘green’ plan to slash nitrogen emissions by 50% – 95% could soon face forced buyouts of their land. “For agricultural entrepreneurs, there will be a stopping scheme that will be as attractive as possible,” Christianne van der Wal, nitrogen minister, recently said in the Dutch parliament. The Dutch government plans to purchase 3,000 “peak polluter” farms via a €24.3 billion ($25.6 billion) fund. Van der Wal said farmers would be offered 100% value for their land, but if voluntary efforts fail, farmers will face forced buyouts. The country is attempting to reduce nitrogen pollution and will make farm purchases if not enough landowners accept buyouts. She added: “There is no better offer coming.”

So, how did this happen? As we explained over the summer, farmers were livid with the Dutch government for following through with their green agenda to reduce nitrogen emissions on farms. Many of these folks took to the streets with their tractors and pitchforks and demanded the government reverse course on crushing the country’s agriculture industry. The Dutch government began implementing new rules on nitrogen activity on farmers and farm buildings as early as 2019. That halted the expansion of dairy, pig, and poultry operations for the last several years, which are significant sources of nitrogen pollution. One Dutch farmer spoke with ‘Fox & Friends Weekend’ to discuss the pressure from the government and their move to close down thousands of farms.

“I don’t know what we can expect. For my own family, I hope that one of my sons can continue farming if he wants,” Dutch Farmer Geertjan Kloosterboer said. The Netherlands is trying to reduce emissions and follow through with a green agenda, but it could jeopardize the nation’s food supply and put the world’s supply at risk. Recent data shows the country, which is the size of Maryland, is the world’s second-largest exporter of agricultural products by value behind the US. Their centrality in the global food supply is indisputable, and so-called green politicians want to destroy the industry in the name of climate change. It seems like the protests aren’t going away anytime soon.

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Brain health.

Viagra Lowers the Risk of Alzheimer’s By Almost 70% (GR)

New research published recently suggests that Pfizer’s erectile dysfunction drug Viagra can decrease the risk of developing Alzheimer’s disease by up to 69%. The research, which was published in Nature, found that the medication has a direct effect on brain health and significantly reduces the toxic proteins that can cause dementia. The study’s findings are so promising that the drug may someday be used to counter dementia. A new team of experts is preparing to conduct another study that builds on this data but tests the generic version of Viagra — sildenafil — in patients suffering from early Alzheimer’s.

The team of researchers arrived at Viagra’s viability as a treatment for dementia after analyzing 1,600 approved drugs hoping to find one that could be repurposed to fight the root causes of dementia. “Sildenafil, which has been shown to significantly improve cognition and memory in preclinical models, presented as the best drug candidate. Sildenafil may have neuroprotective effects and reduce levels of toxic tau proteins,” said Dr. Feixiong Cheng, the lead researcher on the study, which was conducted by the Cleveland Clinic. Despite the excitement surrounding the study’s promising results, some experts are advising people to not get their hopes up quite yet, as clinical trials are still necessary.

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    Paul Gauguin Landscape with black pigs and a crouching Tahitian 1891   • Musk Says Fauci Lied, People Died (RT) • Zelensky Was Ready For Neutrali
    [See the full post at: Debt Rattle December 12 2022]

    #123215
    Germ
    Participant
    #123216
    aspnaz
    Participant

    Russian President Vladimir Putin said on Friday that he was disappointed by Merkel’s remarks that “nobody intended to fulfill any part of the Minsk agreements.”

    Merkel’s statement was a propaganda coup for Putin, she admitted what he has been saying all along. She is obviously very pro-Russian which may be why she had to leave the stage before the Ukraine war.

    #123217
    V. Arnold
    Participant

    TVASF
    Very annoyed; WTF does that mean???
    Stop with the god damned acronyms damnit!!!!
    Some of us don’t hang out with the cool people……

    #123218
    oxymoron
    Participant

    The Vaxxed Are Seriously Fucked I believe V.

    #123219
    oxymoron
    Participant

    I watched this today – really good to see his work discussed.

    Bob Moran Maajid Nawaaz

    #123220
    V. Arnold
    Participant

    The Vaxxed Are Seriously Fucked I believe V.

    Thank you…likely correct…

    #123221
    EoinW
    Participant

    Merkle being pro-Russian? I’m not sure about that one. When it comes to German/European politicians, the question isn’t how pro-Russian they are, it’s how anti-German and anti-European they are. Merkle drowned her country in refugees, setting the stage for a nice, little race war. Calling Charles Martel!

    Merkle’s actions reflect on how infantile our political class really is. I’d say she was simply bragging about how she suckered Putin. “Look at how clever I am! Hooray for me!”

    There’s also the narcissist thing: Merkle Who? She must be wilting away having been out of the spotlight for so long. “Let’s say something to get all the attention back on me again”

    #123222
    Dr. D
    Participant

    “Prosecute/Fauci”

    Here’s a better way to put it: In his deposition “Fauci says “I don’t recall” 174 times, roughly once every 2.5 minutes.”
    https://rwmalonemd.substack.com/p/transcribed-deposition-of-dr-anthony

    He’s 80, I guess he forgets a lot?

    I didn’t forget him, though. Never forget.

    NASA Chief:

    Also seems to forget a lot. Or likes to promote weird conspiracy theories with major press releases. We’ve BEEN to the moon. A lifetime ago. Haven’t we? Do you need to tell us something?

    “Boris Johnson Pens Op-Ed Urging US to Give Warplanes, Long-Range Missiles to Ukraine”

    I’ll sit here on my retirement estate and give 5-figure speeches while y’all pay for that.

    Joke’s on him! If we gave them F-35s they’d lose twice as fast! I hear the wheels can’t stay on our B2 bomber either! Yet another one fell off the runway. Twice this month. Don’t worry it’s the Soviets that have crap gear. Corrupt manufacturers. And the Soviets haven’t existed in a lifetime.

    “The ‘lab leak’ theory – that the coronavirus leaked from a Chinese lab – was popularized by former US President Donald Trump,”

    Huh? EVERYONE knew this. Trump if anything was way BEHIND. Nice making up reality any way you feel like, just ‘cause that suits the argument in my mouth right now. Worse, the next two sentences are also true, but also false. Yes, those events happened, but it’s like saying “After Kennedy went to the moon we started the Star Wars program.” Those two events DID happen. And in that order. But are not related and in fact are attached to different stories. This is becoming one of the most common lies right now.

    …It’s tough, I mean, I do sympathize. When every word of every American HAS to be a lie, it becomes difficult to find new ways to tell lies. You have to get creative. America is the world leader in lies and lie technology right now. I mean, We’re #1.

    (Irony being that site is not American. And has no byline so the writer can hide.)

    “a potential deal that would have seen Kiev renounce its ambition to join NATO and agree to neutrality, in exchange for Russia’s withdrawal to pre-February battle lines.”

    That seems incredibly unlikely. Once Russia crossed, they would have to get paid for the invasion. They’re not going to give up 4 Oblasts, and certainly not Donetsk because Ukraine, France and Germany already demonstrated they would shell until the last Donetsk child was dead.

    …We know this because Russia isn’t in the city, and Ukraine is shelling Donetsk civilians, markets, for no military reason. Now just as before the war. No one reports because it’s the same and not news: Ukraine gets up in the morning, shells children in civilian markets. Donetsk continues their day and goes to bed where they wake up to be shelled again. There are quite a variety of reporters who cover it. The children are Russian, so “It’s worth it.”

    Anyway, the idea that after eight years Russia would just fall back and let this go on for 80 more is a fantasy.

    You know who WAS ready to sue for peace in March? Henry Kissinger. The greatest warmonger of our generation. But he’s a pot-smoking peacenik to them. They only have one play in the book: kill people and double down. Since they’re not a democracy and Ze is not running anything, this is easy. Clearly it’s being run out of London, or Boris wouldn’t have to visit: Kolomoisky would just call Ze himself.

    “ According to the Bill of Rights, it is illegal for agents of the US government to obstruct the free speech of law abiding American citizens.”

    We wouldn’t want to miss that Obama and his Congress passed a law in like 2010 making it legal to force propaganda on the American People. Of course they were doing that before it was legal, but still easy to see how supercharged it became after, with CIA agents as News Anchors, and other FBI/DHS criminals as their guests and advisors. It allowed them to directly target the few remaining journalists approaching the truth, and take them out. Some are in Brazil, some had car crashes, some in jail.

    “Dupe or Designated Defendant? The Criminal Case against Jack Dorsey (Turley)”

    This is interesting. I’m willing to let Dorsey serve the sentence for open perjury. I mean, of course: it’s a crime. We don’t play favorites, sorry. Maybe he knows this which is why he looks mostly unhappy all the time. However, clearly his whole life has been applied to wresting his ill-fated and somewhat unintentional company back out of the hands of the treasonous few and that was damn hard. So serve whatever it is: 30, 60, 200 days because we can’t have that sort of thing. And he can mostly get his reputation back when he tells the truth about how it all happened, because I really doubt it’s him.

    So the key point in my opinion is to make CERTAIN he is not the fall guy as has been arranged by the real criminals. Sure Dorsey should serve 200 days but I refuse to stamp it until all the other guys are jailed first.

    “4 Minutes of Undiluted Truth on Mainstream TV (Mike Whitney)”

    Yes we are at that point. 4 minutes of normal, average truth on TV is front page news. And it should be.

    “We’ll know our disinformation program is complete when everything the American public believes is false.” – CIA Director Casey.

    “Western sanctions imposed on Moscow have failed to make a dent in Russia’s economy and ultimately only hurt Europeans, former Austrian Vice-Chancellor Heinz-Christian Strache said on Saturday. …turning a blind eye to the deadly fighting in Donbass, …served as a prelude to the current conflict for many years. … the restrictions had turned out to be a self-inflicted wound. “Austria has shown Europe how the sanctions are damaging itself,” …soaring electricity and gas prices, with more and more people feeling the impact.

    “If it goes on like this, next year in March and April we will face mass insolvencies and bankruptcies,”

    Speaking of the shock of 4 minutes of truth being spoken anywhere, for any reason.

    “Oil markets are global. The yuan is not a global currency. And China won’t make it one.”

    Certainly. And if they were then they would be destroyed by Triffin’s Paradox like we were, and Britain before us. China is not as retarded as we are. But the real story is that Xi visits MbS personally. During a war. They are NOT going to use dollars, whatever they may use, and that’s both the real story, and an act of war.

    “FBI Reveals It Has More Information on Deceased DNC Staffer Seth Rich (ET)”

    Hold the phone! You mean he WASN’T mugged a day after the DNC leak only he could have done, by a robber who didn’t take anything? Who knew? Like the D.C. bomber they started looking after a year or two. Or maybe never, who knows?

    “Maybe the men who’ll dig the coal should be forced alongside the likes of ISIS to account for their genocidal behaviour.”

    Yes, this is where words have meanings. And consequences. That’s why lying is bad, m-kay. The irony going around right now is that mining all the lithium on planet earth, leveling every mountain to remove direct, persisting human poison – and fire hazard – is NOT a crime against humanity. Leveling those mountains is GOOD, and we kill whoever we must to open THOSE mines. …If you had any doubts about the ability of humans to justify anything, any behavior, no matter how appalling or ridiculous.

    It might be different if lithium worked or Green Energy actually produced net power over pollution costs. Cows bad, casting concrete in rich fields for solar pillars = good. Grass = NOT ecological. Mines = Ecological.

    Such hyperbole is a direct attack on REAL violence, REAL genocide and real victims.

    I still don’t know where the focus on nitrogen came from.”

    Oh! I know! It comes from his brother wanting to steal $1.5 Billion in prime beachfront condo properties surrounding Amsterdam! Does that help?

    …And all we have to do is kill everyone in Europe with starvation. Is that really too much to ask?

    “Viktor Bout gives his first interview since being released, in which he expressed his empathy for the United States.”

    As one ruthless, world-class arms dealer to another.

    …Another pivot point for change this week, but the last two were disappointing. Even FTX which was the biggest deal since “Let’s Go Brandon” is going nowhere.

    #123223
    D Benton Smith
    Participant

    Anyone who thinks Anthony Fauci, personally, had the “juice” to place himself next to Trump and at the apex of the mass murder Covid/Vax event probably also believes that Zelenski runs Ukraine and Joe Biden runs America.

    #123224
    D Benton Smith
    Participant

    Think of the world, modern day civilization as a whole, as an essentially feudal system and you won’t be too far from the mark. Within that hierarchical system of functionaries people like Biden, Zelenski and Fauci are distractions to draw the eyes of the public away from the king makers who appoint or allow the Zelenskis and Fauci’s and Bidens to hold those positions as functioning decoys. Think of the king makers as Dukes, Boyars or Board Directors, of which there is always a Chairman of the Board, Royal Duke or leading Boyar.
    The reign of Ivan The Terrible is an excellent encapsulated example of how it all works & how it falls down.
    Hey, it’s great news that Fauci is getting thrown to the wolves by his bosses, with Zelenski, Dorsey and Clintons soon to follow. But don’t think for a minute that they are themselves very important at all. They aren’t. It ain’t even close to over until the Capos and Capo di Tutti Capo are OPENLY defending their own turf in their own name, with no more ventriloquist dummy “leaders” standing between them and an outraged population.

    #123225
    D Benton Smith
    Participant

    If I was negotiating the prisoner Whelan-Griner-Bout prisoner swap deal for the Russian side I would have made the following offer to the United States:

    If you give us Viktor Bout we will give you your choice from the following menu of choices:

    Choice #1 : You can have Griner alone, but not Whelan.

    Choice #2: You can have Whelan alone, but not Griner

    Choice #3: You can have BOTH Griner AND Whelan, IF you publicly and officially admit in writing that Whelan is indeed a spy working under the command of U.S. Intelligence.

    #123226
    kultsommer
    Participant

    I do enjoy daily dose of “animal world” at the end.
    Well needed after the onslaught of the grim list depicting what we are capable of.

    #123227
    zerosum
    Participant

    The devil made me do it

    “…. towards the end of March, Mr. Zelensky said ‘well, we could live with neutrality,’ (Peace)”
    “…. there is little doubt it is also happening at companies like Google/YouTube, Apple, Facebook, etc. Before we had evidence, now we have confirmation.”

    • Musk Says Fauci Lied, People Died (RT)
    • Zelensky Was Ready For Neutrality In March – Col. Macgregor (RT)
    • Twitter Files: Corporate Media Ignores The Biggest Story Of The Decade (ZH)

    (MSM is still shunning the truth)
    A loyal citizen does not listen to FOX NEWS

    ————-
    Yin and yang is a Chinese philosophical concept that describes opposite but interconnected forces.

    Oil markets are global. The yuan is not a global currency. And China won’t make it one.

    • China Wants To Drop Dollar In Oil Trade – Reuters (RT)
    “43% of EU inflation is related to energy prices, while only 17% of US inflation is due to energy prices..”

    • Western Price Cap Disrupting Global Oil Markets – Economist (RT)

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    Its not my fault. Blame Russia
    • Sanctions On Russia Are Backfiring – Former Austrian Vice-Chancellor (RT)
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    For MSM – Death is not news – The Vaxxed Are Seriously Fucked – TVASF

    #123228
    Kassandra
    Participant

    I too am very confused as the why we are in a space race to the moon, a place we have gone to so many time so long ago.

    I guess it’s like the question of how large buildings just fall down. Or perfectly healthy people just drop dead. I’m clearly too stupid to understand.

    #123229
    zerosum
    Participant

    Replacement/Employment opportunity/elite specialists military operator/trainers/mechanics

    In total, since the beginning of the special military operation, 343 aircraft, 183 helicopters, 2653 unmanned aerial vehicles, 396 anti-aircraft missile systems, 7076 tanks and other armored combat vehicles, 928 combat vehicles of multiple launch rocket systems, 3678 field artillery guns and mortars, as well as 7568 units of special military vehicles have been destroyed.

    #123230
    zerosum
    Participant

    More Employment opportunity for electrical specialists
    Another Consequence of Systematic Fire Attacks on Ukraine’s Energy Infrastructure⚡️
    🔥 Another power transformer burned down in #Kiev. Apparently, there was a switching overvoltage in the device.

    It happened due to the release of overvoltage pulses into the grid from high-voltage line switching caused by the RF Armed Forces’ defeat of autotransformers at city substations and thermal power plants. A breakdown occurs inside the windings, an electric arc ignites and then the oil starts to burn. The gas pressure in the tank increases sharply, leading to a depressurisation and subsequent fire.

    The incident is further evidence of the cumulative effect of Russian missile strikes. Even in the absence of new raids, elements fail on their own.

    🩸 Is this a Clear Sign of the Collapse of Ukraine’s Power System?

    No: The general control points (GCP) of most facilities are still intact, which theoretically allows, see 👉 Recent Comprehensive Assessment, replacing destroyed equipment and assembling back-up circuits.

    But it is not the first time transformer fires have occurred that suggests instability and reduced sustainability of the power system. And if strikes continue, the possibility of rebuilding it in the short term will increase job security.

    #123231
    phoenixvoice
    Participant

    @RIM
    Your comment “ I still don’t know where the focus on nitrogen came from. Wasn’t it always CO2? spurred me just now to look it up. I am a bit floored. Up until a few years ago, I was pretty fluent in the complaints regarding climate change.
    Now, there appears to be an obsession with “nitrogen pollution” — and the word “nitrogen” is used endlessly with little description of the science behind it. (For example, most simply talk of nitrogen, with little mention of N2, nitrous oxide, ammonia, nitrites and nitrates.). Nearly all of the rhetoric is about reducing fertilizer use and animal husbandry. (Hmmm…all about food production….I wonder why.) I remember from years ago reading a little about problems with nitrates and nitrites getting into waterways, causing algae blooms and “dead zones” at the mouths of some rivers — those articles were heavy into the science, used proper terms, and I don’t recall suggestions of widespread discontinuance of fertilizer — only that we needed to be aware and make adjustments. (No specifics on what those “adjustments” should be.) It appears that “the science” around reduction of animal husbandry is more based on “pop-sci” than rigorous science. Of course, animals give off CO2 and methane, and their feed cultivation and transport releases nitrogen, therefore we all become vegans! Another article has the platitude that “plants can’t use the nitrogen in the air” — which is technically true — but legumes (etc.) with the aid of soil bacteria DO utilize nitrogen from the air and fix it to the soil, making the platitude disingenuous at best.

    I have a slim hope…the public schools of late have been obsessing over teaching students to understand technical writing, analysis, persuasion, essay writing, etc. I hope the lessons stick well enough for most students that as adults they will recognize the strategies in use in the writing around them and will be able to see through it and recognize it as fluff and nothing more than a writing technique.

    Meanwhile, most of my garden beds are happily sporting 4” tall pea plants right now. I’m curious how all of this nitrogen fixing will affect spring crops — especially the corn!

    #123232
    D Benton Smith
    Participant

    I can forgive James Kunstler for a lot of things, but there’s ONE thing that nobody can forgive him for even if they wanted to and that is when he is just plain straight up flat ass WRONG.

    Specifically, people CANNOT be “tools of history”.

    People do stuff, for reasons, and then THAT becomes history. NOT the other way around. Bill Gates and Klaus Schwab ain’t no fuckin’ “tools of history.” Like my wife Ruey just pointed out, “It’s like he’s saying effects just sort of ‘happen’ before the cause.”

    My personal theory about why Kunstler keeps back off from the patently OBVIOUS fact that there’s an explicitly collaborating Cabal is that a noticeably disproportionate number of conspirators appear to have Jewish names and heritage, and iterconnection. That freaks Jim out because HE is just a bit Jewish, too, and he’s both embarrassed and terrified of being tarred with the same brush . . . like has happened so many times in history.

    Come ON, James !! Duh !!

    Don’t you get it ?

    Those assholes aren’t faithful God fearing Jews ! They are FAKES who play the “anti-Semite” card (that THEY dreamed up) to HIDE among the real, faithful, legitimate Jews to avoid prosecution. The trouble with you, James, is that your pusillanimous back-pedaling on this “Cabal” issue is actually helping those assholes get away with it. Throw the bums out! Stop letting them hide and harm with impunity behind that hokey “anti-Semite” bullshit.

    There’s nothing “anti-Semite” about collaring a criminal and throwing his ass in jail.

    #123234
    Afewknowthetruth
    Participant

    ‘I still don’t know where the focus on nitrogen came from.’

    I do. The focus on nitrogen came from a team of unelected, unaccountable, scientifically-illiterate, mathematically-illiterate, financially-illiterate, economically-illiterate bureaucrats charged with the task of promoting fictions.

    We see such the results of the efforts of unelected, unaccountable, scientifically-illiterate, mathematically-illiterate, financially-illiterate, economically-illiterate bureaucrats, charged with the task of promoting fictions, every day here on Airstrip Five.

    Who tells the teams of unelected, unaccountable, scientifically-illiterate, mathematically-illiterate, financially-illiterate economically-illiterate bureaucrats which fictions to promote? A cabal of unelected, unaccountable, scientifically illiterate, economically-illiterate psychotic sociopaths who know how to operate global financial scams, of course.

    #123235
    Afewknowthetruth
    Participant

    ‘(MSM is still shunning the truth)’

    Yes, but that is what they are paid to do. That is what they are required to do. -along with promoting propaganda.

    Do you want to publish our lies or do you want to become impoverished (and perhaps be assassinated)?

    Never forget that the governments of NATOstan countries are criminal gangs that will do anything -including starting nuclear war- to retain power.

    #123236
    D Benton Smith
    Participant

    Elections are rigged
    The surveillance police state is rigged
    The Finance system is rigged
    Big Tech Social Media is rigged
    The Justice System is rigged
    Law Enforcement is rigged
    Main Stream Media is rigged
    Censorship is rigged
    The Military Industrial Complex is rigged
    Academia is rigged
    Public Education is rigged
    Scientific research funding and publishing is rigged
    Big Pharma is rigged
    The Health Care system is rigged
    Food production and distribution is rigged
    Energy production and distribution is rigged
    The Internet is rigged

    And the small circle of owners who are doing the rigging are all each others close friends and relatives.

    And they meet and then publish their plans to depopulate and rule the entire world.

    And they march in lockstep to execute every line item of those plans.

    And they silence all opposition.

    Oh, yeah, and one more thing. They are not a centralized conspiratorial Cabal because history rhymes.

    #123241
    Dr D Rich
    Participant

    Evidence of madness:

    “”The agent claimed that disclosure of the records would harm an FBI investigation into the allegations that Russians had hacked into U.S. systems.”

    This statement has all the features of:
    1. Post hoc, ergo propter hoc logical fallacy
    2. Fallacy of causal induction
    3. Medically ‘True, True but unrelated”
    4. Non sequitur

    The level of Loosening of Associations in this quote can be seen as the unraveling of this FBI Agent’s whole ball of yarn. While such pronouncements are laughable, unfortunately for Seth Rich, his family, President Trump and those operating in the Non-Psychotic Realm (NPR) that FBI agent and his/her/it superiors are deadly serious.

    #123242
    davidveale
    Participant

    Regarding the “nitrogen” issue… There is legitimate concern here. The problem is not elemental nitrogen (N2), but rather the various oxides (NOX) that are formed when nitrogen fertilizer oxidizes. It is a very potent greenhouse gas. Manure will offgas NOX as well (thus the focus on animal ag), but the real problem is the haber-bosch sourced fertilizer, because that’s utilized to a far greater magnitude.

    As a farmer myself, I can attest that a lack of synthetic nitrogen would probably cut ag production by about 75%. Circa 2018 I came to the conclusion that we were supremely f’ed due to climate change, as the writing on the wall is patently obvious to any who have been paying attention for decades as I have. I’d be happy to fill in the details for any who doubt me.

    As I remember it, RIM has also expressed concerns over climate change over the years, so it dismays me to see him and others now rejecting such concerns. The WEF’s laughable embrace of the subject is truly a poison pill.

    With that said, I don’t think the WEF gives a rat’s ass about climate change, beyond their ability to use it as an excuse to implement their agenda of enslaving the world’s population.

    When Extinction Rebellion and Thunberg started being placed front and center by a corporate media that had formerly been all but silent on the subject, I knew some shitfuckery was afoot. Now it’s clear why.

    #123243
    jb-hb
    Participant

    If ONLY it was feudalism.

    But feudalism would come with a few things. Ownership, for one. You don’t come home from work in the evening and smash all your own plates – to demonstrate that you have full spectrum dominance over your kitchen – ending with, hands on hips, head thrown back, a long, evil villain belly laugh. Because those plates are YOURS.

    But the Masters Of The Universe definitely DO do exactly that. Are doing.

    It’s as if the quasi satanic principle that one will FULLY indulge oneself leads to indulging one’s BRAIN STEM instead of oneself. Oneself fades in comparison. A bit like the fading if you put on and succumb to The One Ring.

    It’s as if your primitive side says, “All this stuff about stewardship, management, making things work for myself, this is all to complicated. All this give and take and having to understand things. Too much.”

    And so they go into a basic mode of interacting with the world akin to the flat-headed Homo Erectus. A very effective raptor like predator, but its understanding of the world was wandering the savannah extracting resources. There was no sense in which the savannah was theirs in the way that your kitchen, your house, your land, your farm, YOUR barony, dukedom, or kingdom would be.

    There’s just the world and there is stuff in it. Which you wander around and take.

    Once you have full spectrum dominance (ie “we take stuff whenever wherever we find it and want it”) over money, the money is worthless. The moment you have all the money (and if you control it all, whether you “have” it or not, you have it,) the money becomes meaningless.

    If you’re a feudal lord with peasants, freemen, artisans, merchants etc attached to your lands, you don’t think of them as disgusting vermin infesting your land. Obviously. They’re a big, big part of any wealth and power you have. You don’t obsequiously adhere to a new religion that it’s all those common people who ruin everything unless you can’t understand where all the stuff comes from. There’s just stuff in the world and I take it, what’s the problem???

    If you can get a setup going where you wander civilization taking from it like you’re Homo Erectus wandering the serengeti, well, you CAN, so long as SOMEONE keeps managing and maintaining it, but not if you manage to enforce it as a worldwide system, just how things work everywhere.

    For years, I told myself, when looters and whackos infest stuff to do with nuclear safety, we’ll be firmly in a Bad Place, but the people in charge won’t let THAT happen. Having taken control, they’ll have enough of a sense of ownership of what they’ve taken to put competent people in there and maintain a base of competence, even if only as a small island in society. Sigh.

    Have we reached peak “climate” insanity. Probably not.

    I mean, they openly want us to feel so awful that we think we shouldn’t exist, then starve
    and freeze while humiliatingly eating bugs before, on their advice, committing suicide, even depressed children, but yeah probably not peaking.

    Tried to watch a nature show last night. It was about scientists in Antarctica.

    The guy they interviewed for this show talked about the large ice sheet sitting on WATER in the southern hemisphere melting and causing a 42 foot sea level rise, saying “It’ll wipe everyone out.” Uh, hey “scientist” …Archimedes? displacement? He literally said 14 metre sea level rise!

    THEN he went on to say his team was going to be the first ever to explore the Ross Ice Shelf. Like that Hunger Games girl saying she was the first ever female action hero recently.

    At that point I exclaimed “I’m not listening to any more of this religious claptrap!” and turned it off.

    The wife said “hey, I just want to see the nature cinematography”

    Oh ok, how about we find a well-filmed quality show sympathizing with creationists. You don’t mind hearing about how evolution isn’t a thing, the end times, and the 8,000 year age of the earth while we watch scintillating nature footage, do you?

    I’m not having it anymore. I’m not having idiots proselytize their moralistic superstitious nonsense to me anymore. I won’t accept it as a tax I pay to watch footage of nature. There was a “documentary” about big cats we saw a few months ago that explained them ENTIRELY based on marxist theory. Not joking. I was like wtf. No science in it. Just vague nature show ish filler and marxist theory explanations of nature.

    We watched a documentary on Cousteau the other day. As an aside, the 20 year old narrating said Cousteau crusaded and gave talks regarding CLIMATE. Uh, do you realize YOU are older than Climate Change, kid? COUSTEAU was talking CLIMATE CHANGE? What, was he saying the world would get COLDER? because that’s the climate change that was accepted back then. (pretty sure he was concerned about pollution)

    Like, let’s just retroactively hand off all the massive honors due to Cousteau, all his virtue, to Climate Change. Cram Cousteau under that pedestal to make it just a BIT higher.

    And that’s kind of the other thing with Feudalism – a sense of honor, of higher virtues. Based on some sort of reality. But our Masters Of The Universe continually propound anti-honor, anti-virtue. ACTUAL virtue must be handed over to the meme-complex that says everyone is awful and should just be humiliated and then die.

    Within the structure of Feudalism, there typically is SOME sense that the owners ought to try to be better, regularly succeed in being better, which would be what makes the Feudal system worth it. And from ancient Persia to medieval Europe, the idea that virtue lives within the specific virtuous person, exists integrally to them, seems to be a constant.

    Knowing who my Lord is – what specific person – and swearing an oath with him spelling out our specific responsibilities and duties to each other would be a damn relief at this point.

    #123244
    Afewknowthetruth
    Participant

    The best form of nitrogen to stimulate plant growth is the urea that is present in urine as a consequence of the breakdown of proteins in human bodies. Unlike the triple-bonded nitrogen of nitrogen gas [in the atmosphere], the nitrogen in urea is already part-way along the path to becoming ammonium carbonate or ammonium nitrate.

    As phoenixvoice has pointed out, growing legumes is a good way to fix nitrogen…those clever little microbes!!! And lightning splits nitrogen molecules and causes nitrogen radicals to form active nitrogen compounds.

    Nature had it all sorted very nicely for hundreds of millions of years!

    Along came homo colossus.

    Of course, there’s no profit for a bank or corporation in the distribution of diluted urine onto growing plants. So it is discouraged. In ‘civilissed’ nations urine is sent via expensive sewer systems to costly and energy-intensive treatment plants (that often fail) on its way to being discharged into seas and oceans. I recall the arguments I had with a New Plymouth Deceit and Crime over these matters back in 2007, and how, proving them wrong using their own data made no difference. Because, like central government, local government is a vast, bureaucratic criminal organisation.

    As I understand it, the Netherlands has a monstrous problem associated with the generation of shit by humans and industrially-farmed pigs. A few years ago, there were stories about empty barges being filled with pig shit because it was accumulating faster than anyone could handle…the pigs being fed on imported grain of course. Whether the barges were towed out to sea and the contents surreptitiously removed, I cannot say. Very likely, though.

    All we can say for certain is that Plan A, high-energy-input agriculture, is coming to an end rather quickly. And there is no Plan B.

    That said, maybe Plan B is mass murder via toxic jabs, starvation, freezing to death and war etc.

    “You will own nothing because you will be dead.” -Klaus Schwab and the other criminals that constitute the WEF

    #123245
    Afewknowthetruth
    Participant

    ‘Elections are rigged
    The surveillance police state is rigged
    The Finance system is rigged
    Big Tech Social Media is rigged
    The Justice System is rigged
    Law Enforcement is rigged
    Main Stream Media is rigged….’

    Yep.

    A friend commented yesterday that the recent by-election was a slap in the face for the Scorpion (poor result for LINO)

    I commented that the Scorpion could not care less. $690,000 per annum as Pime Minister or $490,00 per annum as leader of the ‘opposition’. It made little difference. The rorts can continue whatever the title.

    I was told yesterday the Scorpion has made a personal fortune of $30 million since being put into office. I thought it was only $24 million.

    One thing these criminals have going for them at the moment is the depression of international oil prices. Brent is currently listed as $78.10 per barrel. A few months ago it was around $118. With the value of the Kiwi dollar being manipulated up, that translates into a small drop in local fuel prices. Cheaper fuel will probably pacify the masses for a while, even as the killing machine keeps on killing.

    I don’t detect the price of anything else dropping -other than houses, which continue to plumet as the criminals continue to demolish the economy.

    It seems to me that we just have to wait for Russia to demolish NATO. And the Russians are working on that but do not seem to be in a hurry and want to do so at minimal expense in terms of lives and expensive equipment.

    #123247
    zerosum
    Participant

    Should all bombmakers be afraid. Looking at you Nato.
    The alleged Pan Am flight 103 bombmaker, Abu Agila Mohammad Mas’ud Kheir Al-Marimi, was taken into custody by the United States, nearly 34 years after the attack, the Justice Department confirmed Sunday.

    #123248
    zerosum
    Participant

    Should all bombmakers be afraid. Looking at you Ukraine.
    https://t.me/RVvoenkor/33802


    70% of the company killed or wounded: paratroopers of the Armed Forces of Ukraine recorded a panic appeal
    “We are passing this appeal to the command of the landing troops and the command of the Armed Forces of Ukraine from the 3rd airmobile company of a separate airmobile battalion of the 25th Secheslav airmobile brigade.

    We were sent to carry out a combat mission to hold individual combat positions. We did not receive proper weapons and artillery support. As a result, 70% of the company was killed or wounded. We did not have and do not have military equipment and proper weapons. We didn’t even have equipment for evacuating the wounded, which is why several of the wounded did not survive.

    We spent more than a month in the trenches, transmitting coordinates on which the artillery never fired. The platoon sergeants fled their positions in the early days, and were transferred by Chief of Staff Kipinach, now serving as battalion commander.

    We demand the transfer of the entire unit.”

    #123249
    zerosum
    Participant

    https://www.rt.com/news/568124-twitter-auctions-furniture-musk-takeover/
    Social media giant Twitter is offloading its office furniture in an auction sale next month, the company announced on Friday. Hundreds of “surplus corporate office assets” from the firm’s San Francisco headquarters will be auctioned off by Heritage Global Partners.

    The sale will take place on January 17 and 18, giving Twitter lovers – and haters – a chance to own a piece of the firm.

    #123250
    jb-hb
    Participant

    Don’t farmers plant giant fields of alfalfa to pull nitrogen out of the atmosphere and into the soil? But they’re going to put the farmers out of business and stop using that land for farming???

    Since you can drive the entire world batty enough to inject themselves with poison, wear useless paraphernalia in ways contraindicated by the written instructions that CAME with it, and generally believe crazy things, couldn’t you, I don’t know, drive the entire world so batty that they want to plant all their lawns with a nitrogen fixer instead of grass? Get all those municipalities and HOA’s to stop stopping people from doing that? Since they got everyone to be crazier at greater expense, yes, obviously yes with metaphysical level certainty.

    Wouldn’t more be accomplished by getting people unreasonably, self righteously, mouth frothingly enthusiastic about passive solar heating and planting trees? Picking up garbage in the neighborhood? Walkable neighborhoods? Apartment buildings with useful things on the ground floor? (as opposed to alternately nothing or filling the ground floor with wine + pottery painting and cupcake shops? or was zoning only for annoying people?)

    #123251
    jb-hb
    Participant

    “The problem is not elemental nitrogen (N2), but rather the various oxides (NOX) that are formed when nitrogen fertilizer oxidizes. It is a very potent greenhouse gas.”

    Ok but here’s the problem I have with that.

    it starts with “Science tells us that gas XYZ has ___ properties and has been found to behave ____ way. This fits our criteria of Greenhouse Gas that we thought of.”

    “we presume there is massive human caused Global Warming. We already decided this has to be because of greenhouse gas. We know what’s happening and we know the cause, now we just need to start finding all the things that match up with our cause”

    “THEREFORE, irrefutably gas XYZ is CAUSING Global Warming and is bad”

    This is like every religious argument I ever got into in my life.

    The choplogic jump from Gas with ___ properties, WE decided to call these properties Greenhouse Gas, We decided massive human caused warming is definitely happening, we decided it is because Greenhouse Gasses CAUSE global warming, ergo, XYZ is CAUSING Global Warming”

    The mere categorization being created and applied somehow proves massive human-caused global warming AND that thing XYZ “causes” it. XYZ gas exists, doesn’t it? And our definition of Greenhouse Gas applies to it, doesn’t it? Ergo massive human caused Global Warming exists, ergo XYZ is causing it.

    If it were real, such underhanded, sneaky, choplogic-y abuse of language would not be necessary.

    If it were real, we wouldn’t keep hearing about “scientists” abusing the scientific method, faking data, manipulating models, etc in the name of “fighting global warming.”

    If it were real, we wouldn’t be seeing people argue the point on a totally religious type basis, moralistic, demanding no questioning, demanding no examination, no doubt, no double checking

    If it were real, it wouldn’t be protected by massive, all encompassing censorship, destruction of careers, etc.

    If it were real, then we’d see practical, easy, common sense solutions being tried and we wouldn’t see self-defeating non solutions that make things worse being tried on a massive basis.

    And if it were real, humanity-wide humiliation, suffering, and death would not somehow be the overarching obsessive solution. If we aren’t concerned with the welfare of humanity as the underpinning motive for “fighting global warming” and are obsessed instead with its opposite? What? We’re now telling children grade after grade their existence is an evil offense against the universe, that’s fine right? Are we concerned for HUMANITY in terms of gradual global warming, therefore we will DEFINITELY starve and freeze right NOW?

    I’m sorry, but I don’t give a damn at this point about wandering around in the weeds over “scientific” minutia. They are going to have to overtly, publicly, repeatedly, walk ALL OF IT back and then start over bearing the burden of proof from scratch if they want me to give them another minute of courtesy after decades of this.

    “but by our own arbitrarily created self recursive criteria, there definitely is massive human caused global warming! it *exists* within our language-construct! by definition! OUR definition!” After 20 years of increasingly mad/malevolent antiscience, suicide pods, eat the bugs, no. just no.

    Start over from scratch with obsequious apologetic courtesy and respect towards anyone who might be listening, having removed the devoutly religious anti science censorship.

    Questioning the science IS the science. I don’t believe a word until science comes back.

    Looking at a temperature chart, I can see we’re coming off a cold period. I can see what temperatures have tended to be for millions of years. Millions. What the #%#^ makes someone think the titanic forces that tend to bring the world to its scientifically verified TYPICAL overall temperature can be resisted? What makes someone think you can halt post ice age warming? Can you jump out of windows and waive the law of gravity as well?

    And what makes people think the titanic forces that keep the world from heating PAST a certain level can be overwhelmed by human activity? Temperature charts on TV in the summer showing colors indicating entire continents must be on fire. Quasi activists everywhere “educating and informing” that it is an immanent “firestorm”

    20 years of the intellectual equivalent of kicking you in the crotch over and over while insulting your mother while pretending to be Joan of Arc. There SHOULD be some outraged rejection at this point.

    #123252
    boscohorowitz
    Participant

    “Know thyself.”

    Let me stoop down a little further to it’s preferred level: I know you are but what am I?

    But that’s far too personal. I prefer: I know it is but what is that?

    #123253
    boscohorowitz
    Participant

    I think it’s safe to say that Merkel liked Russian oil/gas. Hard to run any kind of modern government, good or bad, without adequate fossil fuels.

    ***

    It is interesting watching the changing of horses and jockeying for position relusting (typo stays) from Musk’s Twitter maneuver. A lot of “What’s it gots in its pockets”, a lot of counterpointed bluffmanship, a lot of squirming, and a lot of bullshit desperately trying to dam with damn lies the leakage of truth.

    We should learn some interesting and unexpected things, for such is truth.

    Meanwhile, the swamp trembles with the quivering awakening of demagogues soon to emerge and crawl toward the Oval Orifice (USA punk slang for the White House).

    ***

    Today’s Yogi tea tag says: You are unlimited.

    Relevant tune: Capability

    ***

    Xmas counting down: Count ’em!

    Five dog poop bags! (People are weird about dog poop and plastic bags. Weird.)

    ***

    Xmas roadkill from this morning’s doggie-walkie.

    ***

    In which it is shown that the legendary Led Zep had no clue how to play The Beatles, despite Plant singing his heart out. Not as Fab of a Four

    #123254

    RIM has also expressed concerns over climate change over the years, so it dismays me to see him and others now rejecting such concerns.

    I do not. I merely recognize that we need to ask questions again that have not been asked for a long time. The climate issue has become “The Science”, and that is no longer a valid point after Fauci.

    #123255
    boscohorowitz
    Participant

    Moon race?

    Dr. Dolittle looks at earth from the moon.

    ***

    FOr the kvetchsters among us:

    #123256
    boscohorowitz
    Participant

    If Santa Were a Dog:

    #123258
    zerosum
    Participant

    Sheeps in the slaughterhouse.
    When you look at the faces of the young men at #123248, don’t you feel sorry that they will soon be dead.

    #123259
    Redneck
    Participant

    “Know thyself.”
    I am that I am.

    #123260
    russellnblbs
    Participant

    I was always under the impression that the Dutch policy regarding farmers and nitrogen had more to do with resource depletion that anything else.

    Their agriculture is probably the most energy intensive in the world, and it looks like the messaging from the powers that be is we must stop doing this to ‘save the world’, rather than we have to stop because time is up on the party. Without cheap gas nitrogen fertiliser becomes very expensive. The amount of fossil fuels that intensive Dutch animal ag uses both directly and indirectly is gargantuan compared to say, running cattle on rangeland in Argentina or Australia.

    If this comes with the added bonus of real estate speculation and greater government control well then of course the WEF Dutch government will go for it.

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