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Twitter Is Actually an Intelligence Gathering and Propaganda Tool (CTH)
Twitter Disbands Trust and Safety Council Amid Child Abuse Criticism (ET)
Jack Dorsey Responds To Twitter Files (RT)
Zelensky Aide Accused Musk Of Hiding ‘War’ From Twitter Trends (RT)
White House Defends Fauci From Musk (RT)
Zelensky: Russia Must Withdraw All Forces By Christmas (ZH)
NATO Chief Says Full-Blown War With Russia Is a ‘Real Possibility’ (Antiwar)
US Patriot Missiles to Ukraine: Peace Continues to be Banned in DC (Celente)
Peace Advocates Seen As ‘Traitors’ In EU – Former Austrian Vice-chancellor (RT)
Biden Operatives Plan “Swat Force” on Hunter Biden Scandal (Turley)
After the Ukraine Is Over, Many a European Heart is Aching (Batiushka)
NATO Is Trying To Find A Pretext To Attack Serbia -Again- (Saker)
EU Fails To Agree On Gas Price Cap (RT)
DOJ Faces Questions After Preventing SBF from Testifying in Congress (Turley)
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“DHS doesn’t operate on the backbone of Twitter, Twitter operates on the backbone of DHS.”

Twitter Is Actually an Intelligence Gathering and Propaganda Tool (CTH)

Tucker Carlson hits the bullseye in a late show segment discussing the framework of the Twitter social media company. Stunningly, Carlson is the first person to ask the question that we have outlined for years, it is the essence of how Jack’s Magic Coffee Shop evolved. “It’s all pretty weird. Could it be that while the rest of us imagined that Twitter was a social media site … could it be that Twitter was actually, maybe primarily, a propaganda tool and intelligence gathering apparatus for a variety of intel agencies?” ~ Tucker Carlson. Yes. Exactly this. Yes. It’s not that DHS had a portal into Twitter, it’s that DHS took over the operation of Twitter and controlled every element of it. That’s also why profits and losses were never part of the viability equation. DHS controls Twitter operations, that’s the essential baseline for Jack’s Magic Coffee Shop. Well done Tucker Carlson.

Once you change your reference point and review the data from a different perspective, things make sense. DHS doesn’t operate on the backbone of Twitter, Twitter operates on the backbone of DHS. The information and content on Twitter exist, or not, by the permission and authority of the national security state, DHS. Narratives can be enhanced or throttled. Public perceptions can be uplifted or deemphasized. Candidates can be boosted or dismissed. Control over the public conversation is not simply in the hands of Twitter executives, the platform content is shaped by the guiding hand of the controlling interest – the government. So why did they permit it to be sold? Again, control.

Every non-Twitter, non-DHS controlled, information and discussion site is a watering down of the influence of Twitter. The inability to influence a platform like Truth Social would be particularly troublesome. So, launder the handling of the DHS platform to Elon Musk and create the illusion of a refresh. Twitter 2.0 now rebrands with a renewed ability to influence. Not accidentally, a pro DeSantis shaping is part of the objective. In the eyes of the control state Rumble and Truth Social represent the threat that is Donald Trump, while Twitter and YouTube representing the controlled alternative, Ron DeSantis. There are trillions at stake.

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“As Twitter moves into a new phase, we are reevaluating how best to bring external insights into our product and policy development work…”

Twitter Disbands Trust and Safety Council Amid Child Abuse Criticism (ET)

Twitter has disbanded its Trust and Safety Council, according to an email, after new owner Elon Musk criticized members over a lack of action to rid the platform of child sexual abuse material. In an email to the council’s members, Twitter said the Trust and Safety Council was no longer deemed the best way for the social media platform to “bring external insights into our product and policy development work.” “As Twitter moves into a new phase, we are reevaluating how best to bring external insights into our product and policy development work. As part of this process, we have decided that the Trust and Safety Council is not the best structure to do this,” the email stated.

“Our work to make Twitter a safe, informative place will be moving faster and more aggressively than ever before and we will continue to welcome your ideas going forward about how to achieve this goal,” the email continued. “We will also continue to explore opportunities to provide focused and timely input into our work, whether through bilateral or small group meetings.” The council was informed of the change before it was scheduled to meet with Twitter representatives on Monday night, according to The Associated Press. The webpage for the Trust and Safety Council is now blank. The group was previously made up of around 100 stakeholders, including independent civil, human rights, and other organizations.

The Trust and Safety Council has been criticized by Musk for not taking action to remove child sexual abuse material from Twitter. The council was established in 2016 to address problems such as hate speech, child exploitation, suicide, self-harm, and other issues on the platform. After three members of the council resigned in protest over allegations of increased hate speech on the platform on Dec. 8, Musk declared on Dec. 10 that it was “a crime that they refused to take action on child exploitation for years!” Former Twitter CEO Jack Dorsey replied to Musk, saying: “This is false.” “No, it is not,” Musk replied, adding: “When Ella Irwin, who now runs Trust & Safety, joined Twitter earlier this year, almost no one was working on child safety.”

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“..the right thing for the public company business at the time, but the wrong thing for the internet and society.”

Jack Dorsey Responds To Twitter Files (RT)

Former Twitter CEO Jack Dorsey has issued a response to the recently leaked ‘Twitter Files,’ admitting to a host of major mistakes during his time as chief executive while warning of “centralized control” of the internet by governments and corporations. The tech entrepreneur addressed the leaked internal documents in a Tuesday blog post, acknowledging that Twitter failed to uphold its guiding principles near the end of his tenure, and that he “completely gave up” on his own vision for the site after “activist” investors bought into the company sometime in 2020. Though he did not elaborate on the new investors or how they might have swayed the platform, Dorsey said Twitter’s focus on controlling public dialogue was ultimately one of its greatest errors.

He cited the decision to permanently suspend President Donald Trump in the wake of the riot at the US Capitol in January 2021, saying it was “the right thing for the public company business at the time, but the wrong thing for the internet and society.” “The biggest mistake I made was continuing to invest in building tools for us to manage the public conversation, versus building tools for the people using Twitter to easily manage it for themselves,” he said. “This burdened the company with too much power, and opened us to significant outside pressure (such as advertising budgets). I generally think companies have become far too powerful, and that became completely clear to me with our suspension of Trump’s account.”

Dorsey was reportedly on vacation at the time of the Trump ban and had delegated decision-making to executives Yoel Roth and Vijaya Gadde – as revealed in the Twitter Files – but nonetheless said he bears sole blame for the errors in judgment. “The current attacks on my former colleagues could be dangerous and [don’t] solve anything. If you want to blame, direct it at me and my actions, or lack thereof,” he continued, also insisting “there was no ill intent or hidden agendas” behind Twitter’s more contentious decisions and that the company “acted according to the best information we had at the time.” Tuesday’s blog post also included a lengthy section warning of “centralized” power over the internet, stating that social media platforms should remain “resilient to corporate and government control” while suggesting Twitter had failed to do so under his watch.

The former CEO, who stepped down from the role in November 2021, went on to say that he welcomes the “fresh reset” brought by Twitter’s new owner, billionaire entrepreneur Elon Musk, expressing hopes that the site will become “uncomfortably transparent.” However, he argued that the Twitter Files should have been released “Wikileaks-style,” or in full, rather than being leaked to select journalists by the site’s new management. Spearheaded by reporters Matt Taibbi and Bari Weiss, the documents have been published on a rolling basis with Musk’s blessing, shedding light on a number of controversial decisions made by the company. Five installments have gone public so far, including material surrounding Trump’s suspension, Twitter’s close cooperation with US intelligence agencies, the practice of ‘shadowbanning,’ as well as a site-wide ban on a New York Post report about the foreign business dealings of Hunter Biden, the son of President Joe Biden.

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“..the biggest bot attack I’ve ever seen.”

Zelensky Aide Accused Musk Of Hiding ‘War’ From Twitter Trends (RT)

Mikhail Podolyak, a senior adviser to Ukrainian President Vladimir Zelensky, has accused Twitter of hiding trends related to the ongoing conflict in the country. The official took to the social media platform on Tuesday, blasting the platform’s CEO, billionaire Elon Musk, directly. ‘War in Ukraine’ disappearance from Twitter trends. Radical curtailment of tweets mentioning ru-aggression coverage. Users aren’t allowed to register or log into accounts with Ukrainian phone number,” Podolyak wrote. According to Twitter, its trends are “determined by an algorithm and, by default, are tailored for you based on who you follow, your interests, and your location.” The algorithm “identifies topics that are popular now, rather than topics that have been popular for a while or on a daily basis.”

The presidential aide was apparently referring to Ukrainian media reports that users with Ukrainian phone numbers were no longer able to log in or register on the platform. While the social media giant has not produced any statements on the issue yet, Musk cryptically warned Twitter “bots” were “in for a surprise tomorrow” on Sunday. Podolyak was also critical of the recent release of ‘Twitter files’, which disclosed censorship practices on the platform amid the 2020 US presidential campaign. The official apparently hinted that Twitter’s new leadership was now censoring coverage of the Ukraine crisis. “Elon Musk, I wonder if we will ever see ‘Twitter Files’ about Fall/Winter 2022?” Podolyak wrote. In recent weeks, Musk has repeatedly engaged in a bitter back-and-forth with the pro-Ukrainian crowd on the social media platform, including the country’s top officials.

The spat began with a peace plan, floated by the billionaire, who suggested Ukraine should commit to neutrality and relinquish its claim to Crimea, while Russia “redo” referendums in the Donetsk and Lugansk People’s Republics, as well as in Kherson and Zaporozhye Regions “under UN supervision.” The remarks angered Kiev officials, who raided Musk’s feed in order to vent. The poll on the peace plan itself was subjected to what the billionaire called the “biggest bot attack I’ve ever seen.” The spat has been aggravated by Musk, who threatened to stop payrolling Starlink’s services, which are actively used by the Ukrainian military. In early November, Twitter also began labeling tweets from Ukrainian state-run media – in the same way it does with a number of Russian government-owned outlets – causing a new meltdown among Kiev’s backers.

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“..Fauci told Senator Rand Paul of Kentucky in May 2021 that NIAID and the National Institutes of Health “categorically” never funded such research..”

White House Defends Fauci From Musk (RT)

The US government has come to the defense of President Joe Biden’s Covid-19 czar, saying that Dr. Anthony Fauci is a paragon of public service and that Elon Musk’s suggestions that the octogenarian bureaucrat should be prosecuted are dangerous “personal attacks” divorced from reality. The Tesla and SpaceX magnate took over Twitter in October and has been sharing details of the platform’s operations under the previous management. Teasing revelations about the pandemic-related censorship, Musk tweeted on Saturday that his pronouns are “Prosecute/Fauci.” The post went beyond viral, garnering more than 1.2 million likes so far – and attracting the attention of White House press secretary Karine Jean-Pierre.

“These attacks, these personal attacks that we have been seeing, are dangerous – on Dr. Fauci and other public health professionals as well. They are disgusting, and they are divorced from reality,” Jean-Pierre told reporters on Monday. Fauci has “given his almost entire career to civil service, public service, as a public servant. His work on infectious disease, from HIV/AIDS to Covid, has saved countless lives,” said Jean-Pierre, and America is fortunate he has devoted “his exceptional talent” to public health. “And that’s what should be discussed right now,” she concluded. Now 81, Fauci has been running the National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases since 1984. He will retire from his government job at the end of the year, just before Republicans – who promised to hold hearings about his handling of the pandemic – take over the House of Representatives.

Fauci became an idol of Democrats in 2020, advocating for longer and tougher lockdowns when President Donald Trump wanted to see them lifted. When Biden became president, he named Fauci his chief medical adviser and followed his strategy of “shutting down the virus” through mask and vaccine mandates. Several prominent Republicans have clashed with Fauci in congressional hearings, accusing him of funding gain-of-function research at the Wuhan Institute of Virology in China, where the pandemic supposedly originated. Fauci told Senator Rand Paul of Kentucky in May 2021 that NIAID and the National Institutes of Health “categorically” never funded such research. Documents published in September showed NIH and NIAID giving money to the nonprofit EcoHealth Alliance, which funded experiments with bat coronaviruses in Wuhan. NIH has continued to fund EcoHealth, however.

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N’importe quoi..

Zelensky: Russia Must Withdraw All Forces By Christmas (ZH)

Ukraine now says that it has lost half of its energy system amid recent stepped-up Russian aerial attacks, which have continued to include suicide drones, some of which are believed supplied by Iran. President Volodymyr Zelensky communicated this in a Monday phone call with President Joe Biden, briefing the US leader on “the consequences of the Russian missile terror, as a result of which about 50% of the Ukrainian energy infrastructure was destroyed.” In the mid-afternoon on Tuesday (local time), air raid alerts have reportedly been issued all across Ukraine, with sirens blaring in the capital after Zelensky warned that the next major wave of Russian airstrikes are imminent.

Starting Friday Kyiv authorities began revising their estimate upward from the 40% they had been estimating in statements as of weeks ago. Ukraine’s Prime Minister Denys Shmygal recently described, “Unfortunately, Russia continues missile strikes on Ukraine’s critical civilian infrastructure, fighting against the civilian population and depriving them of light, water, heat and communications during the winter… Nearly half of our energy system is disabled.” The past month has witnessed some of the largest missile barrages targeting energy infrastructure to date, which has left whole cities, including Odesa and a number of cities in the south without power amid frigid temperatures.

Also on Monday Zelensky gave a virtual address before G7 leaders, wherein he urged more arms including “modern tanks” and “rocket artillery and more long-range missiles” while acknowledging his military is running low in the face of the more superior-armed Russian forces. He asked G7 nations for “about 2 billion cubic meters” of additional gas to help the population get through winter. Among the more interesting things he said was that Moscow must withdraw all forces by Christmas. “The occupier must leave. It will certainly happen. I see no reason why Russia should not do it now – at Christmas.” Vowing the counteroffensive will not stop even as the ground freezes, he appealed for Russia to avoid “further confrontation with the world.”

“Very soon we’ll have holidays celebrated by billions of people. Christmas – according to the Gregorian calendar or the New Year and Christmas – according to the Julian calendar. This is the time for normal people to think about peace, not aggression. I suggest Russia to at least try to prove that it is capable of abandoning the aggression. It would be right to start the withdrawal of Russian troops from the internationally recognized territory of Ukraine this Christmas. If Russia withdraws its troops from Ukraine, it will ensure a lasting cessation of hostilities,” the President said, speaking at the G7 Summit.

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“..the continent’s “peace and freedom” would be threatened if Putin wins in Ukraine.”

NATO Chief Says Full-Blown War With Russia Is a ‘Real Possibility’ (Antiwar)

NATO Secretary-General Jens Stoltenberg warned Friday that he fears a full-blown war between Russia and NATO is a “real possibility” in a rare acknowledgment of the dangers of backing Ukraine. “I fear that the war in Ukraine will get out of control, and spread into a major war between NATO and Russia,” he said, according to The Telegraph. “If things go wrong, they can go horribly wrong.” Russian officials have made clear that they believe they are fighting against NATO in Ukraine. Russian Foreign Minister Sergey Lavrov said recently that both the US and NATO are “directly participating” in the war in Ukraine, meaning Russia has the pretext for strikes on NATO bases in Europe if they choose to take that step. Despite the risk, Stoltenberg stressed that NATO countries should continue arming Ukraine and that the best way to deter Russia is to strengthen the alliance’s positions in Eastern Europe.


Stoltenberg said Russian President Vladimir Putin “knows it’s one for all, and all for one,” referring to NATO’s mutual defense commitments as outlined by Article 5. The risk of escalation rose last week after Ukrainian drones struck air bases hundreds of miles inside Russian territory, killing three Russian soldiers and damaging two Russian bombers. Citing unnamed US military sources, The Times reported Friday that the Pentagon has given Ukraine its tacit endorsement to launch such attacks. Stoltenberg said that he understands why some people in Europe are getting tired of supporting Ukraine as they face rising energy and food prices. But the NATO chief claimed that the continent’s “peace and freedom” would be threatened if Putin wins in Ukraine.

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“..It now seems apparent why Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelensky was so giddy after a phone call with U.S. President Joe Biden on Sunday.”

US Patriot Missiles to Ukraine: Peace Continues to be Banned in DC (Celente)

The U.S. is about to approve a Patriot missile battery to counter Russia’s recent missile bombardments despite Moscow’s previous threat that these systems would be “legitimate targets” for its forces. CNN first reported on the Biden administration’s plan that could be announced later this week. The Pentagon and State Department did not immediately respond to emails from The Trends Journal. Washington has already provided Ukraine with short-range NASAMS anti-air systems. Ukraine has been asking the U.S. for these systems for months, but Washington knows that it would be a major escalation and risk a confrontation with Russia. Germany understands the significance of providing these systems.

Berlin refused Poland’s push to put Patriot missiles in Ukraine instead of Warsaw after the Ukrainian missile killed two in the country a few weeks ago. Germany offered Poland the Patriot missile system, and Warsaw insisted that these missiles be sent to Ukraine instead. Germany ended up refusing the idea. Germany presented Poland with these systems on Monday. Michal Baranowski, the regional managing director of the German Marshall Fund in Warsaw, told The New York Times that the brief tussle between Berlin and Warsaw was “like an X-ray of miserable Polish-German relations.” “It’s worse than I thought, and I’ve watched it a long time,” Baranowski said. CNN noted that these missile systems, one of the most advanced from the U.S., are effective in nailing distant targets but it requires about a dozen troops to operate and months of training. Ukraine does not have anyone trained to used the system.

The system is widely considered one of the most capable long-range weapons to defend airspace against incoming ballistic and cruise missiles as well as some aircraft. Because of its long-range and high-altitude capability, it can potentially shoot down Russian missiles and aircraft far from their intended targets inside Ukraine. It now seems apparent why Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelensky was so giddy after a phone call with U.S. President Joe Biden on Sunday. He thanked Biden for the “unprecedented” support from the U.S. “I had a phone call with U.S. President Joseph Biden and thanked for the unprecedented defense and financial assistance that the U.S. provides to Ukraine,” Zelensky said. NATO has been trepidatious to provide these systems because of the risk that Kyiv uses them to fire deeper inside Russia. Ukraine has been blamed for several attacks on Russian territory.

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“..a “global war” between Russia and NATO, into which European leaders have been “drawn.”

Peace Advocates Seen As ‘Traitors’ In EU – Former Austrian Vice-chancellor (RT)

Former Austrian Vice-Chancellor Heinz-Christian Strache has told RT that the EU’s sanctions policy has brought Ukraine no closer to peace, and those who complain are “branded and defamed” as traitors. Strache is a vocal critic of the EU’s sanctions on Russia, which he has repeatedly blamed for destroying the bloc’s economy, triggering rising inflation and unemployment, and potentially bringing a wave of “mass insolvencies and bankruptcies” in the new year. Speaking to RT on Tuesday after addressing a pro-neutrality rally in Vienna last weekend, Strache described the conflict in Ukraine as part of a “global war” between Russia and NATO, into which European leaders have been “drawn.”

“Unfortunately, I do not see any European political leaders who want to approach the negotiating table and call for a negotiated ceasefire agreement and a peaceful solution,” he lamented. “We Austrians in particular should adhere to our neutrality and our neutrality status could also play a decisive mediating role here. So far, this has not been practiced.” “Of course, the media in the European Union are silent about all this,” he continued. “And if you express criticism here today, you are often branded and defamed as a Putin and Russia sympathizer and also as a traitor to Europe.” While Strache condemned the lack of a “strong European peace movement,” he predicted that worsening economic conditions will eventually force citizens to demand an end to the Ukraine conflict.

“People are confronted with the catchphrase that they have to freeze for peace, and then you come to the conclusion: well, freezing doesn’t help, because unfortunately there is no peace…and then you become unemployed and unemployment has not brought peace because there are no negotiation initiatives – people naturally find [this] very, very repulsive and very questionable,” he stated. European leaders have presented the rising price of energy as a necessary cost of supporting Ukraine, with European Commissioner Margrethe Vestager famously telling people earlier this year to say “take that, Putin” as they turn off their hot water. Ultimately, Strache argued that the EU is bearing all the costs of the conflict while the US is “profiteering,” an assessment shared by European Council President Charles Michel and other senior Brussels officials. “More and more people are becoming aware of this,” Strache continued, adding that “Europe urgently needs to implement concrete peace initiatives.”

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“Generally, political operatives lay out scorched-earth campaigns in secret. But someone wanted this campaign to be public before the House can call any witnesses.”

Biden Operatives Plan “Swat Force” on Hunter Biden Scandal (Turley)

Just when you thought our politics could not get more poisonous, a recent meeting in California suggests the past is mere prelude. The Washington Post, which revealed the powwow, described it as Biden family “allies” planning an offensive to blunt any investigation into the Bidens’ alleged multimillion-dollar influence-peddling schemes. Republicans will see it more like the gathering of the Legion of (Democratic) Doom. Some of the most controversial political operatives are involved in the all-hands-on-deck effort to protect the Bidens. The California meeting’s host was none other than Hunter Biden’s friend, agent and lawyer Kevin Morris. After Hunter was placed under investigation for, among other possible charges, tax evasion, Morris reportedly paid off as much as $2.8 million in back taxes for Hunter.

Morris, per The Washington Post, called for a “more aggressive” response to those seeking to investigate the alleged influence peddling. That plan includes hitting critics, such as Fox News, with possible defamation lawsuits. (For full disclosure, I appear as a legal analyst on Fox News.) The paper also reported Morris “outlined extensive research on two potential witnesses against Hunter Biden — a spurned business partner named Tony Bobulinski and a computer repairman named John Paul Mac Isaac.” “Spurned” is hardly the sole or most relevant description of Bobulinski: The businessman was recruited by the Biden family to manage foreign deals and later directly contradicted President Joe Biden’s claims he knew nothing of those dealings. His testimony could present a serious threat in the coming House investigation in establishing not only the president’s knowledge but his possible receipt of proceeds from the deals.

Morris’ plan could easily be taken as a declaration of all-out war on potential witnesses against Hunter Biden. What’s most interesting about the piece is why The Washington Post was given such access and such a detailed account. Generally, political operatives lay out scorched-earth campaigns in secret. But someone wanted this campaign to be public before the House can call any witnesses. For key witnesses like Bobulinski, the message is about as subtle as a two-by-four to the head. The Washington Post is viewed as one of the most pro-Biden newspapers in the country and only recently admitted the Hunter Biden laptop was authentic after pushing the false Russian-disinformation claim. Now the paper is detailing a plan that could create an open season on those who might try to substantiate the Biden family’s influence peddling.

Notably, the article stresses this effort is “operating separately from the White House. [David] Brock said his organization also remains independent of Hunter Biden and his team and is following its own strategy.” The separation is important to deflect any allegations of witness intimidation. Media and political figures leveled such claims against the Trump White House when impeachment witnesses were attacked in the press. Congressional Democrats denounced criticism of the witnesses as an effort to silence or deter witnesses from coming forward. (For the record, I also criticized the targeting of witnesses against Trump even if it did not constitute chargeable witness intimidation).

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“US-exploited Kiev regime territory, 40% of the whole, will be taken back without compensation.”

After the Ukraine Is Over, Many a European Heart is Aching (Batiushka)

Northern Europe, as far south as northern Italy, is now in the grip of a wave of icy cold (no doubt, the result of global warming). As a result, observers are expecting the Russian winter offensive in the Ukraine to start all the sooner, though nobody knows when. This month or next? Maybe a dramatic entry from Belarus, cutting off NATO supplies? Nobody knows. For the moment, Allied forces are content to grind down the undersupplied and freezing Kiev regime conscripts and mercenaries in situ, hoping that perhaps they will simply surrender en masse, despite the regime’s guns poking in their backs. Conditions are such that this could happen with very few Russian losses. There is no hurry. Over 500,000 Allied soldiers and 500 winter camouflage tanks are waiting for their moment to move in and denazify the Ukraine. They will wait for the right moment.s

Russia could no longer allow a hostile, US-controlled, NATO-armed and soon-to-be-nuclear Ukraine to exist. Therefore, it is being liberated. It should have happened long before, but Russia was much too weak to do so before. When the Zelensky regime falls, billions of dollars of Western arms and supplies will fall into Russian hands. The Kiev regime’s Western-incurred indebtedness to the West for arms and supplies over the last nearly nine years will be cancelled. US-exploited Kiev regime territory, 40% of the whole, will be taken back without compensation. This will be a small measure of compensation for the destruction that the US and its European vassals, including the Minsk I and Minsk II liars of Germany and France, have caused in the Ukraine, especially in the much-tried Donbass.

Apart from completing the liberation of the four provinces that it has taken back so far, Russia may also take back four more Russian-speaking provinces, those of Kharkov, Dnepropetrovsk, Nikolaev and Odessa, so joining up with Russian Transdnestria. A coup in Kiev could take place, as the remnants of the Kiev Army collapse and the new Ukraine could then even become a Russian ally, like Belarus, part of the Union State. Whether the five far western provinces of the present Ukraine remain with the new Ukraine, or three of them return to Poland, and one each to Hungary and Romania, remains to be seen. It will all depend on what Russia allows. After this, the whole fragile Western European domino set, hastily stood up by the US-run NATO and its political wing the EU, could begin to tumble.

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“Pavelic, like Bandera, Franco or Petain, was a pure product of the Papacy, unlike Hitler and Mussolini who were, respectively, a pagan and an atheist..”

NATO Is Trying To Find A Pretext To Attack Serbia -Again- (Saker)

Once the NATO defeat in the Ukraine becomes undeniable, the organization will quickly become irrelevant and unable to agree on yet another military operation. As for the USA, having lost the “fig leaf” provided by NATO, they are unlikely to have what it takes to attack Serbia, not after having being comprehensively defeated in the Ukraine (the collapse of NATO will also trigger a major crisis inside the USA). The problem for Serbia is that it will take time (many months, probably a few years) to fully defang NATO while not triggering a fullscale continental war in Europe. And, let’s be honest here, if the Russians can now take their sweet time “demilitarizing” Banderastan, the Serbian minority in Kosovo cannot.

So what can the Serbs do in this situation? Do nothing would only empower the KLA terrorist and their western bosses and leave the long-suffering Serbian minority in Kosovo defenseless. Move in forces, even if fully allowed by the UNSC Resolution, would risk triggering a major economic and military US/NATO/EU attack on Serbia. Evacuate Serbian civilians from Kosovo? In theory that would be an option, but we have to understand that for the Serbian people Kosovo is truly sacred ground and that many would refuse to leave. Also, emptying Kosovo from its Serbian minority would only embolden the KLA and their patrons. Finally, when the Russians evacuated their civilians from Kherson it was at least credible that this was a temporary move and that the Russian military would be back, sooner rather than later. But in the case of Kosovo, Serbia is the weaker party and will remain so until:

1/ Serbia regains her sovereignty (right now Serbia is basically administered by the West, hence the threats from EU politicians like Baerbock) 2/Reunites with historically Serbian lands in Montenegro, Bosnia and Kosovo 3/ The US/NATO/EU are demilitarized and denazified, at least in Europe. This will all happen, the problem is *when*. I sure don’t know. What I do know is that the Serbian nation has survived absolutely horrific and even overtly demonic persecutions by both the Ottomans, the Anglos and the Latins (Pavelic, like Bandera, Franco or Petain, was a pure product of the Papacy, unlike Hitler and Mussolini who were, respectively, a pagan and an atheist).

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“..any price cap must aim to “ensure the stability of the financial markets.”

EU Fails To Agree On Gas Price Cap (RT)

EU nations have failed once again to finalize a bloc-wide gas price cap at a Council of Energy Ministers meeting, Hungarian FM Peter Szijjarto said on Tuesday. Some states want to lower the ceiling, while others say the measure could wreak havoc on the energy markets. “There was a lengthy debate at the Energy Council meeting. No agreement was reached at the plenary, so discussions will continue on a bilateral basis,” Szijjarto wrote on Facebook. Opinions regarding the measure proposed weeks ago differ greatly among the 27 EU member states, with some doubting its effectiveness in fighting the energy crisis, and others calling for the lowest cap possible.

Under the original plan put forward by the European Commission, the gas price cap should be triggered when prices on the TTF exchange, Europe’s gas benchmark, reach €275 ($292) per megawatt hour and are €58 higher than the LNG reference price for two weeks. The plan was met with criticism, with some member states worried it would only worsen market volatility, while others argued that the level was too high to be effective.

Last week, the EU Council proposed reducing the level of the cap to €220 and slashing the timeframe to five days, while also lowering the gap with global LNG prices to €35, according to a draft document seen by Reuters. However, 12 countries reportedly said this cap would still be too high, demanding it be lowered to €160 with a €20 spread. Earlier on Tuesday, France’s minister for energy transition, Agnes Pannier-Runacher, said that an agreement over the cap could be reached sooner rather than later. “I believe we have started to bring our positions closer,” she told the press ahead of Tuesday’s meeting, adding that any price cap must aim to “ensure the stability of the financial markets.”

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They’ve shut him down:

“Sam Bankman-Fried was denied bail. He will be held in this prison until February 8th, 2023 if he isn’t extradited to the US.”

DOJ Faces Questions After Preventing SBF from Testifying in Congress (Turley)

The arrest of Sam Bankman-Fried yesterday was sudden and unexpected in light of Bankman-Fried’s plan to testify before Congress. As a criminal defense attorney, my reaction to the arrest last night remains unchanged: this is the first time that I can recall where prosecutors moved aggressively to stop a defendant from making self-incriminating statements. His testimony would have been entirely admissible and likely devastating at trial. I previously wrote how Bankman-Fried was doing harm to his case by speaking in the media and to Congress. So why would the Justice Department move to stop the self-inflicted damage? You have a major target who was about to voluntarily testify for hours.

That is ordinarily a dream for prosecutors, but the Justice Department moved quickly to prevent that from happening. At that stage, Bankman-Fried was not charged or in custody. He was not protected by Miranda or other constitutional rules from self-incriminating statements. Indeed, some of us had already warned that he was causing himself considerable damage in making such statements. This was a defendant with a large legal team facing possible criminal charges who seemed eager to speak about his actions and motivations. Most prosecutors would sit back, make popcorn, and watch this unfold. The curious move led many to question whether the Biden Administration was eager to prevent questions on Bankman-Fried’s political contributions and associations.

He was the second highest donor to Democratic causes in the last election cycle. His mother, a law professor at Stanford also heads a major Democratic campaign fund. It is also possible that the Justice Department simply wanted to show the public that it was moving aggressively despite his close Democratic ties. It may have secured sufficient evidence (including possible cooperating witnesses) to satisfy the basis for charges and an extradition request. Moreover, the charges are likely to make some Democratic figures uncomfortable as this matter enters the criminal process. Yet, that still does not explain why the Justice Department would not want to hear a full account from Bankman-Fried before effectively shutting him down as a criminal defendant. This is the first time that I can recall where the prosecutors, rather than defense counsel, moved effectively to muzzle a defendant.

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“..the body of Philip Haney, author of See Something Say Nothing: A Homeland Security Officer Exposes the Government’s Submission to Jihad, was “found deceased” in Amador County, California..”

The Seth Rich Case Gets Richer (Billingsley)

The FBI not only has possession of a laptop computer owned by slain Democratic National Committee (DNC) staffer Seth Rich,” the Epoch Times reports, “but a report detailing forensic imaging of what’s being described as Rich’s work computer.” The revelation came in a three-page forensic report about an “outside entity” working on imaging Rich’s work computer, also a laptop. According to the Epoch Times, that report “was among four documents that had never been disclosed by the FBI in relation to Rich’s case.” Seth Rich was the DNC’s voter expansion data director. On July 10, 2016, the 27-year-old was gunned down in Washington, D.C. Police called it a street robbery gone wrong, but the shooters did not take Rich’s wallet, watch, or phone.

Weeks after the murder, as the BBC reported, “Wikileaks published 20,000 emails obtained from Democratic National Committee computers via an anonymous source.” According to prominent Democrats, that was all part of Donald Trump’s supposed collusion with Russia. With that ploy exposed as a hoax, the people have cause to wonder. With Rich’s personal laptop, the FBI wants 66 years—a proxy for “never”—to produce data the bureau previously denied it even possessed. With Rich’s work laptop, the bureau is taking obstructionism to a new level. FBI records boss Michael Seidel is claiming that the computer is only a physical object, not an “actual record,” and therefore not subject to the Freedom of Information Act request from Texas resident Brian Huddleston.

His attorneys want the Obama-appointed Judge Amos Mazzant to order the release of the information from the personal and work computers of murder victim Rich. As it happens, those are not the only devices the FBI is harboring. On February 21, 2020, the body of Philip Haney, author of See Something Say Nothing: A Homeland Security Officer Exposes the Government’s Submission to Jihad, was “found deceased” in Amador County, California. He was killed by a gunshot to the chest. The Amador sheriff “reached out to the Federal Bureau of Investigation to assist in analyzing documents, phone records, numerous thumb drives and a laptop that were recovered from the scene and Mr. Haney’s RV.

Those items and numerous other pieces of evidence were turned over to the FBI. The FBI has performed a forensic examination of these items. We expect to receive these reports within the next few weeks.” Two years later, the Amador sheriff reported no new information on the case, and the FBI has yet to reveal what was on Haney’s laptop, thumb drives, and such. As with Seth Rich, the material could be of great interest to the public. In early 2020, according to Kerry Picket of the Washington Examiner, Haney was “recently in contact with top officials about returning to work for the DHS.” So maybe he had new information on terrorists. The erudite Haney was good at finding such information, but it wasn’t always welcome at the Department of Homeland Security.

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    Pablo Picasso Portrait of Dora Maar 1943   • Twitter Is Actually an Intelligence Gathering and Propaganda Tool (CTH) • Twitter Disbands Trust and
    [See the full post at: Debt Rattle December 14 2022]

    #123375
    Dr D Rich
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    Always a caveat with CTH

    “Yes. Exactly this. Yes. It’s not that DHS had a portal into Twitter, it’s that DHS took over the operation of Twitter and controlled every element of it. That’s also why profits and losses were never part of the viability equation. DHS controls Twitter operations, that’s the essential baseline for Jack’s Magic Coffee Shop. ”

    Or:

    “Yes. Exactly this. Yes. It’s not that DoD/CIA had a portal into Amazon, it’s that DoD/CIA took over the operation of Amazon and controlled every element of it. THAT’S ALSO WHY PROFITS AND LOSSES WERE NEVER PART OF THE VIABILITY EQUATION . DoD/CIA controls Amazon operations, that’s the essential baseline for Amazon Web Services with AMZN Prime being their foot in the door. ”

    Ditto for Lockheed, QTC, Anthony Principi and VA Healthcare.

    Ditto for Treasury, Federal Reserve and Goldman Sachs bidirectional

    Ditto ongoing with MSFT, Gates, Fauci and the “co-optation” of NIH and U.S. Surgeon General

    Ditto Google, DARPA, DoD,

    Yeah I mean Tucker Carlson and Tulsi should always be given the lion’s share credit for creating these thoughts and Sundance for recognizing their genius.

    #123376
    Afewknowthetruth
    Participant

    Denazification 2022

    “Unfortunately, Russia continues missile strikes on Ukraine’s critical civilian infrastructure, fighting against the civilian population and depriving them of light, water, heat and communications during the winter… Nearly half of our energy system is disabled.”

    Denazification 1941, 1942, 1943, 1944, 1945.

    “Unfortunately, Britain and America continue carpet bombing of Germanys critical civilian infrastructure, fighting against the civilian population and depriving them of light, water, heat and communications during the winter… Nearly half of our energy system is disabled.”

    #123377
    Afewknowthetruth
    Participant

    ‘Covid vaccines were developed at a speed never seen before in history.’

    Not really because what were touted as vaccines by big pharma and viciously promoted by the fake governments of NATOstan weren’t vaccines at all.

    Cell biology modifiers were developed a speed never seen before in history.

    Even that may not be true because there is much evidence the cell biology modifiers were developed quite a long time before the fake pandemic was announced and the jabbing commenced…. like 20 years before.

    #123379
    Dr. D
    Participant

    “Yoel Roth Forced to flee…”

    Why? Isn’t he proud of his opinions? Who forced him? If someone was at his house, didn’t he call the police for assault and harassment?

    As none of that is true, Yoel Roth is lying. Because his mouth was open, and James Gordon’s, and the Daily Mail’s.

    Elon/Vax:

    Elon is a very slow learner. Here’s the guy who did four PCR tests back-to-back on camera, with all results coming back different. Proving PCR test was totally false, a scam, and therefore all numbers concerning Covid rates and spread, a scam. Yet knowing pharma companies lie about everything, took the vax. …Allegedly.

    “ Twitter Is Actually an Intelligence Gathering and Propaganda Tool (CTH)”

    Duh. Identify your enemy, erase them. I forget there was an American Army exercise some years ago with that motto: control the digital (human) space. Where they rappelled down and renditioned internet users. In Arizona? Something like that. Step 1 was for resisters to self-identify. Register online.

    “That’s also why profits and losses were never part of the viability equation. DHS controls Twitter operations, that’s the essential baseline”

    Yes. So…next question...why was Elon permitted (ordered, in fact) to buy it? Because the White Hats already had put down DHS, and this is all a puppet show to tell the rest of us.

    “Jack Dorsey admitting to a host of major mistakes during his time as chief executive while warning of “centralized control” of the internet by governments and corporations.”

    Puppet show.

    And obviously, must repeat every time, this is against every Federal Law and agreement. It is unconstitutional tantamount to treason.

    Twitter has disbanded its Trust and Safety Council, according to an email, after new owner Elon Musk criticized members over a lack of action to rid the platform of child sexual abuse material.”

    Sure. It was run by Yoel Roth who apparently approves of all that.

    “Zelensky Aide Accused Musk of Hiding ‘War’ from Twitter Trends (RT)”

    Other way around, Ze. Without Twitter’s false boosting, nobody cares about you or your war. Sorry. And Ze’s attacking the one guy who provided them their entire Army Satellite network for free. Nice. Good plan.

    “Zelensky: Russia Must Withdraw All Forces by Christmas (ZH)”

    Can’t blame him for asking. I think he’s crazy and looks stupid though.

    “This is the time for normal people to think about peace, not aggression.”

    He says as he continues to shell Donbas civilians for the 9th year without ceasing.

    US Patriot Missiles to Ukraine: Peace Continues to be Banned in DC (Celente)”

    Well, they’re not as bad as the F-35, but barely. They stop what? 10% of the incoming, back in the Iraq era?

    “and those who complain are “branded and defamed” as traitors.” –Austria

    FROM who, and TOWARDS who? Sounds important to know who both sides are. “Some things were done by some people” – Ilan Omar on 911 Could you be more specific, because I want to say: YOU.

    “Biden Operatives Plan “Swat Force” on Hunter Biden Scandal (Turley)”

    As usual, everybody knows they DO these kinds of things, but you’re not supposed to ADMIT it. So is this witness intimidation, a(nother) Federal Crime by definition? Even before any actions are taken?

    US-exploited Kiev regime territory, 40% of the whole, will be taken back without compensation.”

    They got the West – or rather a very specific mafia element – to overextend. Then when they can’t take the prize, they go bankrupt and can’t pay all the promises + materials they expended. I’ve remarked over and over through the years, first they needed a Haiti to hypothecate or collapse, then a Cuba. Then a Libya, then a Syria. Then a Taiwan, and now a Ukraine. Without a Ukraine to erase all Russia-sphere claims and hypothecate a country of 40M people 400:1, the West’s debt-compounding Mafia will collapse.

    So when Russia takes it back without compensation, the West collapses. As Jens Stoltenberg said.

    NATO says trust with Russia is irrevocably damaged. Why is that? How do we get Russia back? Stoltenberg explains:

    “They [Russia] can do as many other European countries have done since the end of the Second World War, they can choose peace, choose cooperation, choose to trust their neighbors instead of always being so aggressive and threatening neighbors as Russia has done again and again against Georgia, against Ukraine,” Stoltenberg said.

    Ummmm…Trust? All those European countries are either African colonies, run by Germany, or controlled by London. That’s neither peace nor cooperation, it’s tribute in a fiefdom. Like Merkel, he says one thing, but is dedicated to confirming to Russia that they are entirely correct, they can never have peace or repair European relations. Pro level: They are not stupid so surely they know this. So why? Is it really just Germany obeying MacKinder, or do they want a nuclear war too?

    In “there’s no such thing as pedophiles” category, Chris Cuomo’s producer pleads guilty to paying a mother and her 9 year old daughter to engage in sex acts with him. Not the first time. Indictment cannot be unseen.

    “The FBI not only has possession of a laptop computer owned by slain Democratic National Committee (DNC) staffer Seth Rich, … data the bureau previously denied it even possessed.”

    I believe the FBI denied all of this during a FOIA request. Which was clearly false. I guess they can arrest themselves now?

    This was all relevant many times over the years, including involving elections. I presume they are going to also hang themselves for treason against the United States by installing a unjust administration?

    Intel agencies always take over the government. Always. This is the only truism in all history. So when the FBI owns this and sells said government to Biden, who really owns and controls the government? Wray? Or Wray’s boss?

    Actually the vaccine chart is backward. They had the vaccine patented before Covid was discovered in the wild. Go ahead and disprove me on this. I presume they used John Connor’s time machine to stop T2 before it could be released. It’s the obvious explanation.

    Lithium chart: Lithium is highly toxic and so are the mines. It also doesn’t show if that volume of lithium is recoverable on earth.

    “DOJ Faces Questions after Preventing SBF from Testifying in Congress (Turley)”

    Yes, because SBF can’t shut up and will implicate Gensler and the DoJ. Because they’re both guilty. FTX 50-company matrix has practically every Derp State name anyone’s ever heard of. Oh and Binance is suffering withdrawals today: big surprise. Maybe try blockchain technology next time?

    In SBF saga, already saying he’s about to get Epstein’d since he can’t shut up in public. No Congressional testimony, DoJ covers, no scandal as his disappearance happens in Bermuda not Federal. In the front door, out the back, off to Ken Lay island. Much to watch for.

    “Canadian Doctor Loses License for Not Wearing Mask while Euthanizing Patient” –BBee

    Canada’s medical system is the top cause of death. Actually, merely the SUICIDE part is the top cause of death.

    “Kamala Harris Visits Brittney Griner to Lock Her Up on Marijuana Charges” –BBee

    “Biden Calls for $50 Billion to Help Ukraine Track Down Notorious Russian Arms Dealer” –BBee

    Yes!!! We can release them to pay to catch them again. Like Newsome does!

    Keeping track of items entering or leaving the “Do not discuss” roster:

    Ancient Apocalypse & Graham Hancock’s “Dangerous Ideas” as all the “Good people” go ape s—t on boring old archaeology. Which has zero new facts but DID get a Netflix release this week.

    As of Monday, December 12th Apparently totally obvious and easily provable idea that man lived in civilizations previous to 12,000 years ago became a racist homophobic misogynistic idea. Who knew? Well, that settles it then: if archaeology is racist, that means it didn’t happen! Just like the 3/5ths compromise.

    Okay, “/s” : WHY is the idea of humans being way before 12,000BC suddenly verboten? What POSSIBLE Derp State danger could lurk there? …Unless it’s all true. No, really, even then: “wtf difference would it make at this point?” as Hillary would say. That’s not a rhetorical question for a people who literally believe they are literally the children of the fallen angels. Which is literally the Nazi ethos to literally back-breed the “Master Race”. Let your mind run wild: what could there possibly be true that far back that would cause them to be discredited, lose power, and have to fire the pool boy in 2023 and downgrade to Popov Vodka if humans lived in small cities with books in 13th c B.C.? You know, the way the Indian Sagas report that we did.

    Very odd indeed.

    Also very odd indeed: I admit I have no idea what is going on with China and zero covid. I mean, yes, shut off our supply chain, yes, control their own unrest, but it would have better matched signals for that, those effects seem collateral damage. And the Sinovax worldwide? With big treaties? Why? Officially the Sinovax is merely the common attenuated vax form instead of the mRNA vax form, hardly worth fighting over.

    If I was guessing, I’d propose that the CIA has unusually hard core color revolutions going there (shocking if there weren’t) and an actual deadly virus they keep releasing, perhaps ethnically-tuned like original SARS was. (Or China thinks they will, perhaps they keep punking them to make them act tyrannical and promote #1.) They must collapse China as they sank our ship in the West predicated on pirating China’s ship as their next move. Xi shut that off, and Soros went mental over it: the common criminals will be stateless and exposed. They are parasites and die without a host. That’s not much of a theory but it’s all I’ve got.

    #123380
    Oroboros
    Participant

    Since the ClotShots® have sterilized countless young couples, Science has come to the rescue!

    Introducing: EctoLife®: The World’s First Artificial Womb Facility

    German Molecular Biologist Unveils Concept of World’s First Artificial Womb Facility Which Can Incubate up to 30,000 Lab-Grown Babies a Year!

    Awesomely awesome!

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    #123381
    Oroboros
    Participant

    Seig Heil!

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    #123382
    Oroboros
    Participant

    Under God!

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    #123383
    Oroboros
    Participant

    Jack Dorsey should be roasted on a spit in the town square

    Slathered in special under-aged Twitter BBQ sauce

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    #123384
    oxymoron
    Participant

    Dr D Rich
    Thanks for that comment – agreed. It always comes back to limited government achieved by limited connections to government which means limited consumption. The more you are out ‘doing and making’ the less they know and the less control they have. It’s the main reason why cities are the epicentre of the control-grid Austin Fitts bangs on about.

    Getting my first pig farm operations up and running shortly.

    I forget who said it – an indigenous chief I think from memory – when asked what is the best thing to resolve problems with he said – “You gotta get the meat – then everything is easier”
    Maybe not so true for vegetarians but my oh my it sure is good to turn all that grass and plant material into eggs and meat.

    #123385
    D Benton Smith
    Participant

    If there is one thing that everybody agrees on it’s that anybody who disagree with them is wrong.

    #123386
    D Benton Smith
    Participant

    My favorite metaphorical fable is the one about the seven blind wise men examining the elephant. You’ve all heard it.

    I’m the EIGHTH wise guy, who pisses ALL of them off by asking why is there a goddam elephant in the room.

    #123387
    Oroboros
    Participant

    Stoltenberg is another closeted blood drinking back-bencher Satanist, a Putin term for the West by the way.

    Eurotardistan is metastasizing into a kind of tumor.

    Slow at first, then all at once.

    An Empire of Lies induced tumor I might say.

    Russia will want a New Improved Iron Curtain

    To keep the Eurotard contagion contained.

    Unlike the Empire of Lies which does not believe in border control, Russia is into Boundaries

    Imagine the flood of millions of Nazilensky Ukros pouring into the cold, dark, hunger angry rump continent just -in-time for Winter.

    Open the Pod Bay Doors Hal!

    #123388
    D Benton Smith
    Participant

    I am repeatedly flabbergasted by the fact that it’s same people who bewail the evils of globally centralized power and control who are the most apoplectic in their denial that those collaborating globalist/centralists are literally and actually doing any globally collaborative centrallized planning.

    Howzat work, exactly? The WEF just suddenly POPPED! into hyper-hierarchical existence, only to find that their goals . . . . by pure coincidence . . . . just happened to be an exact match with UN Agenda 2030 (which in turn looks a helluva lot like what a dozen secret societies have been cooking up and promoting (INDEPENDENTLY from each other, mind you) for the past few centuries.

    I think the denialists need to watch more Monty Python and pay more attention to what makes it funny.

    #123389
    D Benton Smith
    Participant

    Speaking about funny, I think it’s both funny and oddly instructive that the words innocent, ignorant and unconscious come awfully dammed close to being synonyms.

    And that the difference between comedy and tragedy is not so much the presence or absence of those three things, but the relative degree of their presence or absence.

    #123390
    Red
    Participant

    Posted on April 20, 2016 by Cathal Haughian

    Our problem is how to retain the “expected return rate” for us, the Dominant Class. Ultimately, there are only two large-scale solutions, which are intertwined. One is expansion of state debt to keep “the markets” moving and transfer wealth from future generations of labour to the present Dominant Class. The other is war, the consumer of last resort. Wars can burn up excess capacity, shift global markets, generate monopoly rents, and return future labour to a state of helplessness and reduced expectations. The Spanish flu killed 50-100 million people in 1918. As if this was not enough, it also took two World Wars across the 20th century and some 96 million dead to reduce unemployment and stabilize the “labour problem.” Is this a rational and humane solution? Well, that depends on which class you’re in.

    Capitalism Requires World War

    #123391
    Red
    Participant

    In the world of people, cars, planes, and factories, increases in consumption, speed, or carrying capacity cause hardware to expand, not shrink. The energy needed to move a ton of people, heat a ton of steel or silicon, or grow a ton of food is determined by properties of nature whose boundaries are set by laws of gravity, inertia, friction, mass, and thermodynamics—not clever software.

    This paper highlights the physics of energy to illustrate why there is no possibility that the world is undergoing—or can undergo—a near-term transition to a “new energy economy.”

    https://www.manhattan-institute.org/green-energy-revolution-near-impossible

    #123392
    Red
    Participant

    Models! Everything is now done with models. All climate projections as all financial futures, weather forecasts, war games and actual battle plans, medical projections such as bird flu, swine flu, covid and on and on. These models have proven themselves wrong more often than right. The banter here, back and forth on the climate issue is based on these models, both ways. I venture to say, they’re both wrong, based on the fact that most model outputs are wrong. Using models built on the past to predict the coming days, weeks, years as if what will happen next will at least mirror the past is a bit short sighted me thinks. A good analogy I have seen describes it like driving your vehicle using the rear view mirror and making decisions on the upcoming road based on what you’re looking at in the rear view. Models are no way to run a civilization. Unless running it backwards is the plan.

    #123393
    D Benton Smith
    Participant

    Elon is now catching aWokened hell for tweeting out the word “Follow” and the emoji of a rabbit.

    The lefties immediately leaped into multi-media frontal assault on Musk by re-circulating his Tweet to their somnolent hoard of aWokened followers, thereby spreading Elon’s message to tens of millions of ignorant people who might otherwise have just gone right on sleeping.

    And to top even that astounding mistake, the hyperventilatting critics (as in ALL of the usual suspects) are dragging back into public view a raft of old scandals (Pizzagate, Clintons, Podesta, etc.) that had been successfully suppressed, buried and forgotten for years.

    The whole debacle belongs in the text books as an example of how NOT to do propaganda.

    I thought the Cabal were supposed to be PsyOp geniuses. They should have stayed awake in class.
    Spreading one’s opponent’s message to your own people ( the TARGET market he was aiming for) is pretty close to being as dumb as it gets in the propaganda biz.

    #123394
    Michael Reid
    Participant


    preparing to weather the storm of the Great Reset, financial collapse, war, famine, digital tyranny, and anything else that might come our way! Mainstream sources are already discussing hyperinflation which is a telltale signal of where we are. He says location is the most fundamental aspect of preparedness. You won’t thrive in an urban environment, you’ll be hanging on by a thread in cities. We’ll see bail-ins, pension funds freeze, social unrest, etc. He discusses what to do with some of your assets. At some point, portions of our life will be forced onto the Algorithm Ghetto, you will have to decide where your red lines are. Mental toughness is key. Make some preparations, but you’ve also got to live and be hopeful.

    Parallel Mike: Weathering the Storm (e.g. Great Reset, Financial Collapse, Digital Tyranny)

    #123395
    Dr. D
    Participant

    FTX saga: SBF in jail, unable to testify. Oops! I guess no one will hear from him again. I guess we know why his two lawyer parents uncharacteristically had him say EVERYTHING on camera, dangerously, without any precedent, up to now.

    Why? Hmmm. Well you think Congress wouldn’t ask at least ONE question that memes? Follow and map all the Derp State companies – ones that can move $200B from Ukraine to DNC bank accounts for instance – but also all the others, like Terra, people like Gary Gensler, and figures like Ze – head of the money laundering center of the world – and Maxine Waters, heads of the Banking Committee, McConnell, and so on.

    Even with an earpiece he can’t be allowed to speak. “…And then a miracle happened…” SDNY did their job! Just as Gensler was on CNN saying “I didn’t know anything about this!” and “I only read about this in the news!” Gary? THAT’S SUPPOSED TO BE YOUR JOB. Gary: “Yeah, this is all interrelated, including a coin I ALSO didn’t prevent from collapsing last month, Solana.”

    …So you knew THAT, you knew you ALREADY didn’t do your job, you know they were related to problems in FTX, and…??? No, let me guess: you went on national TV to proudly tell the American people you knew it was most probably all a fraud and did nothing. This is your official defense. On national TV.

    Got it.

    Okay, writing the last few hours to say this: So…FTX is bankrupt? Yup. IN bankruptcy? Yup. So the Judge is the trustee, who will therefore 1) Audit the books 2) find the assets 3) claw them back with as much as 90 days 4) hand them out to the depositors and 5) be public about it?

    Anyone see a problem here? The Assets are IN THE DNC BANK ACCOUNT. They are in the shell corporations of the CIA. They are in accounts of Arms Dealers in Ukraine, Sudan, and Russia. They are in the Swiss Bank account of Mr. Gensler and Mr. McConnell. They are in the accounts of small-fry who vote-harvested.

    There is only ONE way for the Derp State to stop this, and you’ll be amazed:

    STOP THE BANKRUPTCY AND PAY ALL THE CREDITORS BACK.

    Amazingly, they appear to be trying this right now. I mean, they have the printing press, probably the official printing plates for US Treasury Bonds, money’s not a problem: The TRUTH is the only problem. However, just as they will blow a hole in their credit and sink by losing claim to Ukraine, they will blow ANOTHER hole in their Derp State financial web by having to liquidate everything and force-shuffle that cash into the giant hole that’s been blown in their broadside with FTX.

    This may not happen, but there are motions that show they may attempt it.

    Hahahahahahahahaahaha!!!

    So in a Derp State scam…teheehee…the only people…hahahaha…who get paid out…will be the SUCKERS? The little guys are the only ones who get the money and are made whole, and Lockheed and Pfizer and Paul Pelosi, Mark Zuckerberg are the ones PAYING them?

    Hahahahahahahahahaaha!!!

    This I will have to watch. …Or to NOT pay, and let it all come out as we map every company and every Senator. I don’t care.

    Pronouns: I’ll / Watch

    #123396
    Red
    Participant

    Dr.D they’ve got the money but their credit is no good!

    #123397
    Red
    Participant

    For any with interest:

    Welcome To Jay Hanson’s DieOff Revived
    All contents of this site that are his words are copyrighted by Jay Hanson. Mr. Hanson sadly passed away in April 2019 (click here for more details and discussion). This site is fully secured with HTTPS protocol. More articles at WayBackMachine may be ported to this site in time. Please make suggestions.

    I interacted with Jay for around 15 years, during which time I learned a lot from him and his sources and followers. He was a forerunner who realized that the shrinkage of human activity and impact was coming, most likely unintentionally. We disagreed about predictions, with Jay often expressing certainty while I opted for probability. After a couple of on-list debates, we seemed to come to an agreement.

    I’ve supplied the funds to acquire the files, and maintain the domain name, hosting, and payments to my friend Greg Landry, who maintains and updates this website. If you see any issues or want something added to this site, please Email Steve.

    NOTE: There are three areas at WayBackMachine where we can pull off more content that can be placed on this site. The links are as follows: Link 1; Link 2; Link 3.

    Main Page

    #123398
    Red
    Participant

    https://www.oftwominds.com/blog.html

    Monopolies and Cartels Are “Communism for the Rich”

    #123399
    D Benton Smith
    Participant

    Sam Bankman Fraud was not actually arrested. He was taken into protective custody . . . and I ain’t talking about HIS protection.

    And the reason they’re keeping the jailbird in the cage without bail is not that they were worried about the risk of flight, it was the risk of song.

    #123400
    zerosum
    Participant

    I had a dream or two or three or four ….
    1. change your reference point

    • Twitter Is Actually an Intelligence Gathering and Propaganda Tool (CTH)
    • Jack Dorsey Responds To Twitter Files (RT)
    “(All ), social media platforms should remain “resilient to corporate and government control” while suggesting Twitter had failed to do so under his watch.”
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    2. no “amnesty” for COVID-19 lockdown and mandate proponents, officials who were wrong will not be trusted in Florida

    Gov. Ron DeSantis on plan to investigate potential mRNA COVID-19 vaccine wrongdoing: “It is against the law to mislead and to misrepresent, particularly when you’re talking about the efficacy of a drug.”
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    3. Dr. Anthony Fauci is a paragon of public service and that Elon Musk’s suggestions that the octogenarian bureaucrat should be prosecuted are dangerous “personal attacks” divorced from reality.
    • White House Defends Fauci From Musk (RT)
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    4. Peace on earth
    • Zelensky: Russia Must Withdraw All Forces By Christmas (ZH)
    “..the continent’s “peace and freedom” would be threatened if Putin wins in Ukraine.”
    • US Patriot Missiles to Ukraine: Peace Continues to be Banned in DC (Celente)
    “it requires about a dozen troops to operate and months of training. Ukraine does not have anyone trained to use the system.”

    ————–

    #123401
    D Benton Smith
    Participant

    I’s sorry. I just can’t pass up the chance to push the SBF ornithological metaphor.

    Sam is the perfect stool pigeon: Guilty, stupid, scared and about to be cooked.

    #123402
    zerosum
    Participant

    “Master Race”. Evidence is presented at TAE

    #123403
    Noirette
    Participant

    Figmund, ppl checking out of the work force, not even looking for jobs…

    (USA in the link you posted, but elsewhere as well), is a result of energy inputs sagging, diminishing, dying off, as you know..

    Biz, big and small, facing too high energy bills, stop paying their workers, abd close down.. Too cumbersome to keep up – too expensive to pay for – now regulated by xyz, rationed – and lastly, simply, as not available.

    The bonanza of cheap / affordable, easily piped in, trucked in, and ‘produced’ (e.g electricity) energy was previously spread around, creating ‘good’ paying jobs.

    David Graeber wrote that capitalism created BS jobs, but really it was, is, a kind of ‘surplus’ energy thing.

    A real trickle-down, not from the Rich who of course will never condone such, the servants gotta serve, and stay quiet, submit, and more, etc. but just through the growing demands of tech advances, which require a lot of employees, trained, rushing around in vehicles, working in factories, for ex. producing and installing wind turbines, servicing, controlling them, etc. Or, controlling traffic, with cameras, tech spies, police on the ball in super vehicles, admin, staff with computers sending out fines, etc.

    Without the energy that fuels all this ppl are —> sent home.

    From the employees side, if a job is too taxing and doesn’t pay enough for feeding – housing – clothing 1 person / 2 ppl, depending on job, for some, a family, there is no point to it, better to scrabble around, more benefits can be accrued by whatever other means.

    #123404
    boscohorowitz
    Participant

    Well, don’t everybody rush to misinterpret me at once. Take turns.And please, don’t let me stop you* from having a bad time.

    I hear much talk of Orwell these days. Huxley too, but not so much, even as the concept of mass formation hypnosis, a very Huxleyian concept, is popularly cited to explain why the majority of people obediently submit to their own doom. I remember reading Brave New World at some early impressionable teen age. This passage stayed with me and probably explains the bigger part of why I dropped out of high school and ran away from society with a backpack and an imaginary friend (who? turned out to be me all along! who’da thuunk?):

    “Alpha children wear grey. They work much harder than we do, because they’re so frightfully clever. I’m really awfully glad I’m a Beta, because I don’t work so hard. And then we are much better than the Gammas and Deltas. Gammas are stupid. They all wear green, and Delta children wear khaki. Oh no, I don’t want to play with Delta children. And Epsilons are still worse.”

    There’s a faint bitter pleasure in proving to oneself the accuracy of one’s worse impressions of others, but not nearly so much as being proven wrong. But I shall no longer try to convince y’all to be happy. Not everyone is up for dancing on graves although the entire planet’s surface is just that, especially the ones with fertile topsoil.

    I will continue, however, to seduce you into being happy online despite your inclinations otherwise. TPTB release articles all the time citing studies showing that being online makes people depressed. The evidence is fairly unambiguous. Being online, whether one is mindlessly scrolling Instragram/TikTok or diligently writing meister-screeds at fora like this, makes us unhappy.

    The logical conclusion from this is that being online is more of an addiction than a meaningful pursuit. I figger that since our chronic presence here demonstrates that we all suffer this terrible jones, let’s not entirely abandon ourselves to the downward negative internet addiction spiral of searching for an ever lower low (it’s a weird drug, the internet, jah?), we might as well try a bit of happiness between our bursts of outrage against TPTB, das sheeple, the fucked-who-are-so-vaxxed, and of course, the ever popular Anyone Who Disagrees With Us.

    Hah Pee

    * Everybody Is A Monarch of Pain…… but we can share a bit of happiness between us commoners, maybe? (Just a thought. A mad man’s suggestion.) Don’t let it bring you up.

    #123405
    oldandtired
    Participant

    After Hunter was placed under investigation for, among other possible charges, tax evasion, Morris reportedly paid off as much as $2.8 million in back taxes for Hunter.

    Paid off? Wouldn’t that be a taxable event for Hunter?? You mean “loaned” don’t you? Because the adult child of a sitting President should be given money because they are the adult child of a sitting President? Nothing to see here, folks. You think an attorney in San Francisco has $2.8 million dollars lying (heh,heh) around? 2.8 mill after tax? Or is it part of a retainer from some Ukrainian National? Which probably is not a legal thing to do? I will have to ask Mr. Avernatti about that the next time I see him.

    #123406
    phoenixvoice
    Participant

    Ectopod
    Oh, great.
    The women of the elites are soon no longer going to bother going through pregnancy. Why bother? It makes you tired, causes stretch marks, limits alcohol consumption…(although it can increase the bust.)
    Coming soon to a nation near you…clone wars.

    #123407
    Dr D Rich
    Participant

    @oxymoron

    Compliments are always nice to hear.
    Btw, in my small hometown of 390 western Pennsylvania, the richest guy age 62 played guard on our HS football team and he’s The pig farmer…sells primarily to Chinese in CONUS.

    #123408
    boscohorowitz
    Participant

    The Library of Alexandria must burn every 1,000 years, said some literary smarty pants. Ancient literary smartypants recorded in text their fears that text would erode human memory. That they wrote these thoughts down perhaps displays their fears of an eroding oral tradition.

    Before text, we told and remembered stories, ideas, histories. Considering how regularly the Libraries of Alexandria are burned, one wonders just how much (very, methinks) orally recorded information has been lost?

    Today’s Yogi tea tag: What is yours will come to you. (One of my faves.)

    Relevant song:Wishing On an Unknown Star

    ***

    Xmas wants to know ‘are we there yet?!?… are we…?’ (repeat ad indefinitum)

    Don’t Try and Change My Mind

    ***

    Some might find interesting tangents of social exploration in this wiki article:

    Cottagecore Industries, Inc.

    Today’s benighted youth don’t even get to dream the one house/two-car driveway version of the American Dream. Now they just get to paint the walls of their tinhorn studio apartments like the inside of a Thomas Kincade cottage:

    Why Settle for Ersatz When You Can Have Ersatz Ersatz?

    #123409
    boscohorowitz
    Participant

    ***

    I honor the pain everyone feels here, including myself. I cry every day, often several times, for the countless victims out there. Well, I do. Especially the animals, who don’t even get the illusion of ‘voting rights’ or an American Dream facade painted over the bars of their slavery-for-slaughter cages.

    But I’ll be damned (*literally, both here and now, and probably in some future consequence of being damned here and now, and maybe even in some afterlife scenario), if I’ll bend my knee to the church of Our Lady of Perpetual Outraged Misery. When Don Quixote tilted his lance at those ogreous windmills, I’m sure he was as fierce and angry as many of you here present yourselves. Even if he couldn’t win because a) windmills are huge and hard, and b) only Rube Goldberg could find a way to slay dragons by running into a windmill horseback carrying a big stick, I’m sure that his fierceness wore a great big shit-eating grin.

    Take Me Now, Coppers!

    Until playtime is over, bosco of horowitz wishes you joy and peace despite the darkening rain and the pain in your hearts:

    People Say Love Is a Beautiful Sin…

    “Yes damned if you dont – damned if you do
    I said the playtime is over here come the blues..”

    The act balances itself, SeaBirds. All we can do is accept and act within it. Grace under pressure is the grace that matters most.

    ***

    As for live roasts, some basic cooking guidance:

    Before

    After (a tad overdone… you just want “it” cooked until no red juices come out when you poke deep with a sharp stick)

    #123410
    boscohorowitz
    Participant

    “For any with interest:

    Welcome To Jay Hanson’s DieOff Revived”

    God bless you, sir! I had officially given up hope just yesterday or the day before on ever revisiting that alma mater.

    #123411
    boscohorowitz
    Participant

    In which bosco experiences his own personal messiah complex moment (good buzz, that one, long-lasting after effects that only require one amply hydrate with humility after making a self-glorified arse of oneself, hallelujah!):

    Fire, Another Seriously Good Drug… one we got collectively high on as an uber-species until the 21st century curtailed our supply…

    #123412
    Afewknowthetruth
    Participant

    The oil geologists who in the early 2000s predicted a rapid demise for industrial civilisation following the peaking of extraction of conventional oil missed two important aspects.

    1. The manipulation of interest rates towards zero (or in some circumstances below zero) by central banks. This enabled oil extraction enterprises to borrow money at close-to-zero cost and issue ‘junk bonds’ that could be rolled over repeatedly.

    2. Whilst the Energy Return On Energy Invested for fracking, extraction from tar sands etc. is poor and the environmental cost is huge, the financial return was quite good for a while. Spending $1 million to acquire $10 million worth of oil or natural gas was a sound financial investment, especially when clean-up costs were minimal or non-existent because the environmental ‘regulator’ had been incorporated into the loot-and-pollute system long ago. Spending $5 million to acquire $10 million worth of oil or natural gas made financial sense. Even spending $9 million to acquire $10 million worth of oil and natural gas theoretically made sense.

    Thus, we see why there is an endless supply of fiat currency funneled into the assaults on Russia by NATO.

    The war against the Russian Federation cannot bankrupt NATOstan because NATOstan is already bankrupt. As long as NATOstan energy and resource corporations accept increasingly worthless ‘promises to pay’, energy and resources can be siphoned into the wars-without-end.

    Clearly what can end the NATO assaults on the Russian Federation is the advanced weapons and technology that the Russian Federation has, and the unlimited-in-the-short-term supply of liquid fuels that Russia can access very easily to construct and power its military hardware.

    Airstrip One and Airstrip Two, Airstrip Three, Airstrip Four and Airstrip Five utilised much of their once-only endowments of easily-extracted liquid hydrocarbons to fuel multi-decade-long orgies of ostentatious consumption.

    The ostentatious consumption of liquid hydrocarbons in Oceania will come to an end fairly soon, even if the war with Eurasia and the upcoming war does not. Indeed, under the current Party philosophy, Oceania must not be at war with Eurasia or Eastasia but must be at war with both Eurasia and Eastasia.

    As others have noted, Oceania needs a war economy to keep both the party members and the proles in their positions of servitude. And Oceania needs a war economy to keep its Ponzi financial system from imploding very rapidly.

    Eurasia expresses this reality in the statement: Oceania is not agreement capable. That is to say, in Oceania, 2+2=3, or 4, or 5, or whatever The Party says 2+2 equals. War is peace. Freedom is slavery. Ignorance is strength.

    The Party is putting much effort into empahasising the importance of Ignorance is Strength at the moment via censorship and cancel-culture.

    For many of inhabitants of Oceania, the reality of life is best expressed by Winston’s plea: “Please stop the pain!”

    But O’Brien says: “That is not possible, Winston. Not until you have come to love Big Brother.”

    That’s where I have a serious problem, since I cannot Love Big Brother. I just cannot embrace totalitarian fascism and anti-egalitarianism, particularly when it is delivered by creatures such as The Scorpion, the Black-faced Clown of Canada, the multibillionaire Ravi Sankar impersonator without a sitar and the Demented Walking Corpse.

    #123413
    boscohorowitz
    Participant

    And what have you learned today?, Teacher asks bosco. (And what’s with the eecummings name-spell?)

    I’ve learned what I already strongly suspected but now adamantly believe: 99.9% (give or take a few) of people will double down on anger, blame, shame, depression, and commiseration thereof when challenged to do the opposite. Said double-down doubles down if the challenge attacks their sense of ego in even the slightest way.

    Reliable as an atomic clock running on hot sauce.

    eecummings? It’s an internet thing, Teacher. You wouldn’t understand, bosco replied, hoping to trigger a lightning flashto kill off the army of snow goons encircling the tree fort in his mind…

    #123414
    D Benton Smith
    Participant

    He who must not be named or directly addressed must be having an exceptionally bad day.

    Anybody can have a bad day, but statements like , “. . . 99.9% (give or take a few) of people will double down on anger, blame, shame, depression, and commiseration thereof when challenged to do the opposite. . .” is over the top even for the bummerest of bad days.

    He don’t even believe it his ownself (or won’t tomorrow, after a good nights sleep) so shouldn’t lay it on everybody else. Makes him sound like a septuagenarian Eeyore instead of the eloquently snarky old asshole that we’ve all come to know and love.

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