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Has American Democracy Been a Hallucination for Nearly 60 Years? (Simon)
Xi of Arabia and the Petroyuan Drive (Escobar)
German IC Doctor: Never Seen So Many People Sick (Telegraaf)
US: Ukraine Can Retake Crimea, But May Provoke Nuclear Escalation (Antiwar)
Data Confirm US, Poland’s Involvement In Terror Attacks In Russia (TASS)
Twitter Suppressed Early COVID-19 Treatment Information, Vaccine Concerns (ET)
Musk Makes Decision On Banned Journalists After Poll (RT)
Coordination Between DOJ and FBI Is Not Limited to Twitter: Devin Nunes (ET)
Boston University School of Public Health Stops Using Twitter (Prasad)
EU Threatens Musk With Sanctions Over Suspending Media (Turley)
Musk Wars Part X: Doxxing (Denninger)
EU Branded ‘Fundamentally Corrupt’ (Exp.)
FIFA Rejects Zelensky Request To Address World Cup Final (ZH)

 

 

 

 

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“Oliver Stone’s “JFK”

Has American Democracy Been a Hallucination for Nearly 60 Years? (Simon)

Call it a democracy, call it a democratic republic, call it a constitutional republic, call it anything you want—it doesn’t really matter what America is if there is truth to what Tucker Carlson was reporting the other night via a source who had “direct knowledge” of still-hidden documents concerning the Kennedy assassination, implicating the CIA. If indeed the CIA was in any way involved in the assassination of JFK on Nov. 22, 1963, then anything that has happened in the public sphere in our country since that day has basically been a hallucination created by an intelligence agency far deeper than most of us—certainly me, since I was never much given to conspiracy theories—ever imagined.

The affairs of the day—RNC chief Ronna McDaniel revealed to be a profligate spender on her own luxury travel, not on Republican candidates; Donald Trump releasing self-aggrandizing NFT pseudo-art as a fundraiser (rest in peace, Johannes Vermeer); even Elon Musk’s exposure of the multiple mendacious censoring creeps behind Twitter, although that has an eerie similarity—pale by comparison to CIA involvement and, therefore, massive coverup for decades in the JFK assassination. That former CIA director Mike Pompeo declined to appear on Carlson’s show to discuss this is not insignificant. We all know about 51 intelligence officials—John Brennan and others who fallaciously claimed two years ago the Hunter Biden laptop was Russian disinformation. They have to have known otherwise. Now this?

Why are 3 percent of the Warren Commission documents on the assassination still being hidden after those nearly 60 years with all the major players dead, if not to hide something of serious importance from the American public? It’s time to reconsider Oliver Stone’s “JFK” that, though I admired Oliver’s filmmaking, I originally thought to be a crackpot.

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“Xi of Arabia’s announcement was a prodigy of finesse: it was packaged as the internationalization of the yuan.”

Xi of Arabia and the Petroyuan Drive (Escobar)

It would be so tempting to qualify Chinese President Xi Jinping landing in Riyadh a week ago, welcomed with royal pomp and circumstance, as Xi of Arabia proclaiming the dawn of the petroyuan era. But it’s more complicated than that. As much as the seismic shift implied by the petroyuan move applies, Chinese diplomacy is way too sophisticated to engage in direct confrontation, especially with a wounded, ferocious Empire. So there’s way more going here than meets the (Eurasian) eye. Xi of Arabia’s announcement was a prodigy of finesse: it was packaged as the internationalization of the yuan. From now on, Xi said, China will use the yuan for oil trade, through the Shanghai Petroleum and National Gas Exchange, and invited the Persian Gulf monarchies to get on board.

Nearly 80 percent of trade in the global oil market continues to be priced in US dollars. Ostensibly, Xi of Arabia, and his large Chinese delegation of officials and business leaders, met with the leaders of the Gulf Cooperation Council (GCC) to promote increased trade. Beijing promised to “import crude oil in a consistent manner and in large quantities from the GCC.” And the same goes for natural gas. China has been the largest importer of crude on the planet for five years now – half of it from the Arabian peninsula, and more than a quarter from Saudi Arabia. So it’s no wonder that the prelude for Xi of Arabia’s lavish welcome in Riyadh was a special op-ed expanding the trading scope, and praising increased strategic/commercial partnerships across the GCC, complete with “5G communications, new energy, space and digital economy.”

Foreign Minister Wang Yi doubled down on the “strategic choice” of China and wider Arabia. Over $30 billion in trade deals were duly signed – quite a few significantly connected to China’s ambitious Belt and Road Initiative (BRI) projects. And that brings us to the two key connections established by Xi of Arabia: the BRI and the Shanghai Cooperation Organization (SCO).

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Google translation. Something’s up with immune systems.

German IC Doctor: Never Seen So Many People Sick (Telegraaf)

The number of people in Germany currently suffering from an infection or illness is at a historic high, chairman Christian Karagiannidis of the German Association for Intensive Care and Emergency Medicine told the Rheinische Post. “The disease rate among the population is extremely high at the moment, I have never experienced anything like it.” According to Karagiannidis, almost all IC beds are occupied in many regions. He emphasizes that coronavirus infections are no longer the main problem. “Currently, we are fighting a very wide range of illnesses: flu, RS virus, coronavirus and other respiratory illnesses, plus the usual emergencies.” The IC doctor hopes that the Christmas holidays will provide relief, because the number of admissions often drops then.


In addition to the extremely high number of patients, German hospitals also suffer from absenteeism among staff, high work pressure, attacks aimed at staff and delivery problems of a number of medicines, including antibiotics and heart medication. Pediatrics is also facing shortages of medicines, which could jeopardize the care of young patients with respiratory infections. Karagiannidis calls on local drug manufacturers to produce and stock certain resources in advance so that they are available in sufficient quantities. “I find it worrying for a country like Germany that we have been dealing with such shortages time and time again for a long time and that this shortage has become even more acute due to the many infections.”

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The nukes are in their imagination.

US: Ukraine Can Retake Crimea, But May Provoke Nuclear Escalation (Antiwar)

The White House believes Ukraine’s military could retake the Crimean Peninsula from Russia. However, officials say the offensive may cross Moscow’s “red lines” and prompt a nuclear strike. The Biden administration has radically changed its view of Kiev’s military since Russia invaded nearly ten months ago. The Ukrainians “continue to shock the world with how well they’re performing on the battlefield,” an unnamed official said. The White House now assesses that the Ukrainian armed forces are capable of retaking Crimea, with NBC News reporting that statements to that effect were made to lawmakers during a Congressional hearing last month.

The administration official was attempting to explain to Congress why Kiev still needs American support. The Crimean Peninsula was a region of Ukraine before it was annexed by Russia in 2014. While a referendum of Crimean citizens backed Russian President Vladimir Putin’s decision, Kiev and Washington assert the peninsula still belongs to Ukraine. Sources reached by NBC News said the White House believes Putin will respond sharply to a successful Ukrainian offensive in Crimea. “Putin may react more strongly to Crimea,” one official said, while a former administration staffer added “That’s the red line.”

The White House does not believe Ukrainian military operations in Crimea to be imminent. “A lot would have to happen militarily first” before Ukraine could begin a real offensive to retake Crimea, an official stated. However, the Biden administration has been surprised by some of Ukraine’s most advanced military operations. Two US officials and an American defense staffer said the White House was caught off guard and frustrated after Kiev launched a series of three drone attacks strikes deep inside Russian territory.

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“..preparation and implementation of joint terror attacks on the Russian Federation territory.”

Data Confirm US, Poland’s Involvement In Terror Attacks In Russia (TASS)

Data from intercepted drones confirm the involvement of the US and Poland in preparation of terror attacks on the Russian territory, a source in Russian security agencies told TASS Friday. “Relevant agencies of the Russian Federation analyzed electronic components of the intercepted unmanned aerial vehicles, used by Ukraine for attacks on Russian infrastructure objects – in particular, in Sevastopol, in Crimea, in Kursk, Belgorod and Voronezh Regions,” the agency said. According to the specialists’ assessments, a number of facts “confirm the direct involvement of the US and Poland in the massive military-logistical support of the Kiev regime, in preparation and implementation of joint terror attacks on the Russian Federation territory.”


The agency noted that “the avionics and drone control stations were produced by US’ Spektreworks, a company that performed the initial tuning and check of the drones at the Scottsdale airport in Arizona.” In addition, the relevant agencies pointed out that “the final assembly and flight trials of these drones were carried out on the Polish territory, near the Rzeszow airport, used by the US and NATO as the main supply node for Ukrainian armed forces.” “The installation of payload, flight mission and the launch itself were carried out near Odessa and Krivoy Rog,” the statement says.

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“..there needs to be a “complete overhaul” of social media leadership and a “cleansing” of all forms of censorship on social media sites.”

Twitter Suppressed Early COVID-19 Treatment Information, Vaccine Concerns (ET)

Thanks to Elon Musk, the public is now aware that Twitter suppressed early treatment options for COVID-19, and vaccine safety concerns, Dr. Peter McCullough alleged in an interview that aired on Newsmakers by NTD and The Epoch Times on Dec. 14. Further, thanks to the Twitter Files—a collection of internal emails and communications made public by Musk—the cardiologist said there’s proof that government agencies were working against him (McCullough) personally. “I didn’t violate any of Twitter’s rules,” McCullough stated. “And what we’re learning is that secret emails between government agencies and Twitter were working to, in a sense, shadow-ban me, censor me, and inhibit my ability to exercise my rights to free speech and disseminate scientific information.”

McCullough said Musk’s takeover of Twitter is a “welcome change,” especially for healthcare professionals like himself. “Twitter had become an incredibly biased and censored platform, where the public knew they weren’t getting a fair, balanced set of information on a whole variety of developments—including the early treatment of SARS-COV2 infection and a balanced view of safety and efficacy of the vaccines,” McCullough claimed. The cardiologist further claimed that he was censored and finally suspended for sharing scientific “abstracts and manuscripts,” which didn’t fit the accepted political view. Plus, McCullough remarked, he wasn’t the only doctor targeted. Musk lifted the suspensions of McCullough and mRNA vaccine technology contributor Dr. Robert Malone—suspended from Twitter in 2021 after criticizing the effectiveness of the mRNA vaccines—after completing his Twitter purchase.

According to McCullough, when a social media company has a COVID-19 warning or labels a post “misinformation,” that’s a sign of government censorship and control. “Facebook, Instagram, and the other platforms. … Anytime a message is posted, and it says, ‘See the COVID information center,’ or it labels it ‘COVID misinformation,’ that actually indicates that there’s government interference. There’s government censorship going on,” McCullough asserted. He added that when a user witnesses the above, they need to call out that platform. Moreover, McCullough believes there needs to be a “complete overhaul” of social media leadership and a “cleansing” of all forms of censorship on social media sites.

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“If anyone posted real-time locations & addresses of NYT reporters, FBI would be investigating, there’d be hearings on Capitol Hill & Biden would give speeches about end of democracy!”

Musk Makes Decision On Banned Journalists After Poll (RT)

Elon Musk has unblocked the accounts of several journalists who had been suspended from Twitter for allegedly violating the platform’s “doxxing” policies. The social media boss reinstated the accounts, which had been sharing data on the billionaire’s flights, following massive public backlash and an opinion poll he conducted on Twitter. “The people have spoken. Accounts who doxxed my location will have their suspension lifted now,” Musk tweeted on Friday. The Twitter CEO had earlier held a poll asking the platform’s users whether they wanted the journalists’ accounts to be reinstated ‘now’ or ‘in seven days.’ A total of 58.7% opted for the former option, with almost 3.7 million people taking part in the vote.


On Thursday, Twitter banned the accounts of several high-profile journalists, including CNN’s Donie O’Sullivan, the New York Times’ Ryan Mac, and the Washington Post’s Drew Harwell. According to Musk, these people reported and shared links to ElonJet, an account that had been tracking the billionaire’s flights in alleged violation of Twitter’s “doxxing” policy. The billionaire also argued that journalists had revealed his “exact real-time” location, which he said amounted to releasing “assassination coordinates.” “If anyone posted real-time locations & addresses of NYT reporters, FBI would be investigating, there’d be hearings on Capitol Hill & Biden would give speeches about end of democracy!” he added.

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“.. they were actively sending information on behalf of the government on who to look into, or who to ban, and that sort of thing.”

Coordination Between DOJ and FBI Is Not Limited to Twitter: Devin Nunes (ET)

The social media coordination between the Department of Justice (DOJ) and the FBI isn’t limited to Twitter, former Congressman and current CEO of President Trump’s Truth Social, Devin Nunes, alleged in an interview that aired on Newsmakers by NTD and The Epoch Times on Dec. 14. The Twitter Files, a collection of internal emails and communications made public by Twitter’s new owner, Elon Musk, confirmed what many Conservatives have alleged for years. Namely, Twitter was shadow-banning accounts that didn’t fit a specific ideology and suspending accounts that bucked the chosen political narrative, Nunes claimed. But, the most concerning revelation in the Twitter Files, according to Nunes, is that the DOJ and the FBI had informants—whether paid or volunteers—that put forward a specific directive to Twitter, and that is likely happening on other social media platforms.

“The coordination that the Department of Justice and the FBI clearly had with Twitter? I don’t think it stops there,” Nunes stated. “It seems like they were either running informants, or had paid informants, or had volunteers, where they were actively sending information on behalf of the government on who to look into, or who to ban, and that sort of thing. “The bigger issue is, Twitter is one thing, but what about Facebook? What about Instagram?” According to Nunes, Trump developed Truth Social because, before Musk bought Twitter, Trump recognized that there was absolute control over public discourse in the United States. Furthermore, that control led to shadow banning and suspending social media accounts, so those accounts couldn’t criticize the controlling regime in the proverbial public square.

And while Nunes further stated that he’d recently discussed the Twitter File drops with Trump—and in general, Trump is glad Musk purchased Twitter—Trump still believes Musk needs to release all of the Twitter Files to the public and not go through cherry-picked journalists. “What [do] we really need from Elon Musk and Twitter at this point? Just release all the files. Don’t just have selective journalists look at it. Release all the files so everyone can begin to evaluate them. You never know what you’re going to find [with more people looking at the files].” Nunes said he believes that by releasing all the files, even more will be uncovered by citizen journalists and by Congress. He added he’s not alone in the belief that Musk should release all files and noted that Jack Dorsey, Twitter’s former CEO and founder, also called on Musk to release the Twitter Files to the public.

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You will be so missed. Bye.

Boston University School of Public Health Stops Using Twitter (Prasad)

Boston University School of Public Health’s Dean, Sandro Galea, recently announced that BU has reconsidered its engagement on twitter. Going forward, “we will, as a School, be disengaging from our Twitter account @busph. Relatedly, I will also suspend my personal @sandrogalea account.” Is this decision a rational one— proportionate to challenges on the online platform—or is it performative? The dean himself wonders, “I always worry that decisions like this can seem overly performative. I hope that this is indeed right given the current landscape of Twitter.” Most importantly, does it advance public health’s credibility? Does it help the profession in the eyes of the public? In this essay, I consider these questions. In order to analyze BU’s decision we need to consider two things. First, what platforms will BU remain on, and second, what are the stated reasons for leaving?

BU school of public health has singled out twitter as the social media platform to disengage from, but remains on other platforms, including “email newsletter, SPH This Week, Public Health Post, LinkedIn, Facebook, Instagram, press outreach, our website, as well as other emerging channels.” Scrolling through past stories it is clear that press outreach can include small papers, including the Staten Island Live, and other news outlets that frankly I have never heard of. Thus, there must be something uniquely disqualifying about Twitter that does not apply to all these other venues. Let’s consider those reasons. Dean Galea offers “two key” ones. #1 Dean Galea writes, “First, Twitter has moved from being a publicly held company to being a privately held company, and, in particular, a company controlled by one person who has not been hesitant to impose his personal views on the platform.”

In other words: we are quitting Twitter is because one person makes the decisions. This argument is clearly lacking. Facebook is a publicly traded company, but the desires of the founder and CEO Mark Zuckerberg have tremendous sway over their decisions. Whether public or private— decisions can always be made by one or two people, without transparency and often in illogical and contradictory fashion. How does Linkedin make decisions? Instagram? Staten Island Live? What about all those news outlets I have never heard of? Who knows! Dean Galea senses the obvious weakness of this argument, and thus offers further clarification, “That may well be acceptable if that person shows themselves to be judicious and thoughtful in both their communication and actions, but that has not been the case with Mr. Musk.”

So it isn’t merely that a single person makes the decisions, but that they are not judicious and thoughtful? Yet, even with this clarification, the argument to quit seems thin. BU School of Public Health remains happy to amplify their content in Staten Island Live. That is owned by a company called Advanced Local Media. Who controls this company? Are they judicious and thoughtful? Does BU have obligation to investigate? Rupert Murdoch owns many US papers including the Wall Street Journal, a place where Dean Galea has authored op-eds. In fact, Galea’s bio lists him as a “regular contributor to media, including” the Wall Street Journal. Is Murdoch judicious and thoughtful? I think many at BU public health would disagree.

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“Doxxing has long been subject to suspension. ”

EU Threatens Musk With Sanctions Over Suspending Media (Turley)

Despite my support for Elon Musk’s continuing efforts to reduce censorship and restore free speech protections on Twitter, I have been critical of some of his moves from his use of polls on restoring certain posters to the suspensions of media figures this week. However, this morning, I was struck by the European Union (EU) rushing into the controversy to threaten, again, sanctions against Musk. The EU is apparently aghast that Twitter could suspend media even temporarily after ignoring the bans on conservative media for years under the old management. I understand Musk’s view of such tracking as a form of doxxing (particularly after a man reportedly used the information to attack the car with one of his children inside). Doxxing has long been subject to suspension.

Indeed, figures connected with mainstream media from CNN to the Washington Post have been previously accused of doxxing. Liberal groups were accused of doxxing conservative justices and others, including dangerously posting information on the children of Justice Amy Coney Barrett. It does not seem to matter when the targets are conservative, Republican, or libertarian. Figures who have long advocated the banning of others with opposing views are some of the loudest objecting in the wake of the doxxing controversy. Washington Post Taylor Lorenz expressed fear that she could be next. It may not be a groundless fear since Lorenz has been previously accused of doxxing others and described the reintroduction of free speech protections for others as the opening of “the gates of hell.”

However, it was the appearance of the EU that was most jarring. We have been discussing efforts by figures like Hillary Clinton to enlist European countries to force Twitter to restore censorship rules. Unable to rely on corporate censorship or convince users to embrace censorship, Clinton and others are resorting to good old-fashioned state censorship, even asking other countries to censor the speech of American citizens. It is an easy case to make given the long criminalization of speech in countries like France, Germany, and England. The EU responded immediately by threatening Musk that restoring free speech could result in immediate sanctions or an entire ban.

Now, EU commissioner Vera Jourova warned that the EU’s Digital Services Act was preparing to act to defend press freedom: “Elon Musk should be aware of that. There are red lines. And sanctions, soon.” Jourova’s self-righteous tirade was almost comical given the EU’s long-standing attacks on free speech and silence of prior media suspensions. Jourova insisted “[The] EU’s Digital Services Act requires respect of media freedom and fundamental rights. This is reinforced under our Media Freedom Act.” Really? Where was Jourova and the EU when Twitter was aggressively suspending media like the New York Post for publishing the true story of Hunter Biden’s laptop? How about the slew of conservative writers and experts barred for questioning official accounts on issues ranging from Covid to climate change?

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“What reasonable and lawful purpose is there in knowing where some particular person is on a mass-distribution basis and by what rubric does that meet the “reasonable public purpose” test?”

Musk Wars Part X: Doxxing (Denninger)

Musk claims to have had an incident in which a vehicle carrying his child was accosted by a stalker. In response to this he put forward a rule on Twitter: Publishing the real-time location of any person is a bannable offense. I can argue both sides of that in terms of reasonableness, particularly when it comes to public records, because the usual exception to them (what in many states is called “publication of private facts”) doesn’t really apply. But the reason I argue its not so clear as it used to be, and there is a clean argument for such a policy and perhaps even a law, is that today it is all too easy to gin up a lynch mob using so-called “social media” and other means of mass distribution. This is a relatively new thing; you could always, for example, post a sign on a telephone pole (or tree, before there were telephone poles) but your reach was at least somewhat limited and local. This is no longer true; now you sit in Washington DC and gin up a lynch mob in California at zero cost and trouble.

This isn’t theoretical; “modern media” has been used for this, almost-exclusively by the left, to do exactly that. A sitting Congressperson who lives on a houseboat was relentlessly targeted to the point they couldn’t go get groceries without being harassed. Their decision to live on a boat where ingress and egress is limited for obvious reasons certainly entered into the problem but there’s nothing wrong with living on a boat — plenty of people do and its a perfectly-legitimate choice. Several justices of the USSC have been similarly targeted at their homes and again, this was ginned up by persons all over the United States using capacity that didn’t used to exist. In the latter case the law was broken, yet the government refused to enforce said law.

It is already illegal, by the way, to communicate threats using interstate means or to travel for such a purpose between states. That’s a violation of federal law as it stands today. States also have “anti-stalker” laws with similar provisions. The exact intersection of all of these laws, basic human decency and the generation of “rage mobs” is a worthy matter for public debate. But what’s not under debate is what happened here. This was a pure bad-faith set of actions taken by a bunch of people. Whether they explicitly coordinated their actions is not known and doesn’t matter; the facts are: Musk announced that any real-time “doxxing” of positions was a banhammer offense. These “journalists” did it anyway, in rapid succession from one another, knowing in advance that it was an offense. Musk banhammered them all immediately and refused to apologize. The left went nuts. Good. Let them go nuts.

Tell me what the lawful and legitimate purpose is for real-time information on someone’s location? Is there a perfectly-legitimate public purpose, for example, in disclosing that “Joe X” travels by private jet on a regular basis while advocating that everyone else should be forced to “de-carbon” (e.g. attending some climate confab)? Absolutely; that has a reasonable and possible purpose of exposing hypocrisy. What reasonable and lawful purpose is there in knowing where some particular person is on a mass-distribution basis and by what rubric does that meet the “reasonable public purpose” test?

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“We are definitely one step further away from the amoral, anti-democratic, ever self-empowering mercantilist EU.”

EU Branded ‘Fundamentally Corrupt’ (Exp.)

The European Union is a “fundamentally corrupt” organisation, and easy prey for people with “deep pockets” looking to exert their influence through the continent, a former MEP has warned. Ben Habib, who was one of 29 Brexit Party candidates elected to the assembly in 2019, was speaking after four people, including former European Parliament vice-president Eva Kaili, were charged after a series of raids by Belgian prosecutors. Authorities have not official identified the country suspected of offering cash or gifts to officials but several members of the assembly and some Belgian media have linked the investigation to World Cup hosts Qatar – although the Gulf state denies the allegations.

The European Union’s parliament yesterday voted to suspend work on all files involving Qatar, and called for security passes for representatives of the Gulf country’s interests to be withdrawn until light can be shed on the scandal rocking the assembly. Mr Habib told Express.co.uk: “This doesn’t surprise me at all. The EP is swarming with lobbyists. “It’s inherent in the structure. The Qatari thing is just the surface of it. “I’m sure the same applies to the Commission. The EU itself is fundamentally corrupt.” As such the bloc was a “natural target” for “anyone with deep pockets wanting a favour”, he stressed. Mr Habib remains deeply concerned about the impact on the integrity of the United Kingdom posed by the Northern Ireland Protocol, the mechanism agreed by the UK and the EU as a way of preventing a post-Brexit hard border on the island of Ireland.

However, in consideration of the ongoing corruption claims, he conceded: “We are definitely one step further away from the amoral, anti-democratic, ever self-empowering mercantilist EU.” Mr Habib’s former party colleague Rupert Lowe, who like him sat alongside leader Nigel Farage in Brussels, made a similar point in a post on Twitter today in which he also took the opportunity to take a swipe at British civil servants. The former Southampton FC chairman said: The European Parliament is oozing corruption, from top to bottom. “Packed full of overpaid and incompetent civil servants. Not that unlike Whitehall!”

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“We have to give them a moment when they can forget about their problems and enjoy football.”

FIFA Rejects Zelensky Request To Address World Cup Final (ZH)

This week Zelensky issued a formal request for FIFA to allow him to share a message of “world peace” just before the kickoff to the World Cup final, scheduled for Sunday, but the world governing soccer body promptly rebuffed the request. The Ukrainian government is angered and disappointed, given Zelensky has frequently been invited to make appeals before major public events, even including at the Grammys and Cannes Film Festival. This is when he’s not already busy addressing the G7 or UN-sponsored events, or European Parliament. It goes without saying that the World Cup final will be the single most televised and watched event across the globe this year. According to CNN, Kiev’s lobbying effort is still underway, but Ukraine officials were “surprised” when FIFA quickly reacted negatively:

“The source said Zelensky’s office is offering to appear in a video link to fans in the stadium in Qatar, ahead of the game and was surprised by the negative response. It’s unclear if Zelensky’s message would be live, or taped. “We thought FIFA wanted to use its platform for the greater good,” the source said. Is the Ukrainian leader’s ‘superstar’ status waning? Likely it has more to do with FIFA walking a tightrope in terms of wanting to avoid political topics and public displays at the Qatar-hosted tournament. So far it’s sought to avoid controversy on everything from the proposed ‘One Love’ armbands that some European teams wanted to wear, to imagery in favor of Iranian anti-government demonstrators.

FIFA president Gianni Infantino in a Friday news conference explained that the organization had put a stop to a number of attempts to make “political statements” in Qatar because it must “take care of everyone.” “We are a global organization and we don’t discriminate against anyone,” Infantino explained. “We are defending values, we are defending human rights and rights of everyone at the World Cup. Those fans and the billions watching on TV, they have their own problems. They just want to watch 90 or 120 minutes without having to think about anything, but just enjoying a little moment of pleasure and joy. We have to give them a moment when they can forget about their problems and enjoy football.” Of course, this very rational, straightforward explanation is unlikely to appease Ukrainian officials… but at least they have the consolation that Zelensky was declared Time’s Person of the Year.

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    Paul Gauguin Brooding woman 1891   • Has American Democracy Been a Hallucination for Nearly 60 Years? (Simon) • Xi of Arabia and the Petroyuan Dr
    [See the full post at: Debt Rattle December 18 2022]

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    oxymoron
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    TAE Summary – yesterdays late post inclusion from you was hilarious and thank you especially for this All cause mortality is up but all cause immortality remains disturbingly low
    – What we know of Ivermectin: Designed to combat parasites it doesn’t seem to be working
    – When natural immunity is despised only the despised will have natural immunity

    Dr D – Your thoughts and suggestions on collapse were brilliant like you are.

    Bosco – I agree around the vaxxed are seriously fucked – except I think it can be healing to allow ourselves to hang on to our anger and frustration as long as we need it and Germ keeps us from forgetting the shit show so he gets a full pass from me – however I read Dr D and other comments to her but rarely Germs as she is Vaxxed.

    Also the talk of forests always makes my heart sing. I have dreamed of forest life since a small child and trees will always be our friends and teachers and life support system – we cut them down with appropriate consideration and signature style. We sign our landscapes that way and leave a little wake in time to be flattened out down the track

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    oxymoron
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    Also

    I learned to play five instruments, became a published songwriter and basically lived music for a long time because of the inspired musicality and deep funk of Prince Rogers Nelson.

    You cannot listen to enough Prince if you feel the funk.

    Correction FONK

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    Germ
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    @ Bosco – I appreciate the pass.

    However, keeping the death-vaxxed in ignorance of what has been done to them is the problem.
    There needs to be RAGE – not from the minority unvaxxed who know how the death-vaxxed have been deceived and damaged, but from the majority death-vaxxed themselves.

    And the monsters who have poisoned the population need to be aware of that rage.
    Until then, the shit show will continue.

    TVASF

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    Oroboros
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    Canadian Healthcare System Introduces Punch Card Where On Your 10th Visit You Get Free Suicide

    https://babylonbee.com/news/canadian-healthcare-system-introduces-punch-card-where-on-your-10th-visit-you-get-free-suicide

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    Oroboros
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    Turdeau’s Best Friend

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    Germ
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    Unvaccinated Whistleblower Soldiers Expose The TRUTH About Biden’s Vaccine Mandate!

    https://rumble.com/v20vsxs-unvaccinated-whistleblower-soldiers-expose-the-truth-about-bidens-vaccine-m.html

    Yup – we need some damn TRUTH!

    TVASF

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    Germ
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    CV19 Vax Destroys Hearts & Brains of Billions of People – Dr Sucharit Bhakdi

    https://rumble.com/v1qhs6k-cv19-vax-destroys-hearts-and-brains-of-billions-of-people-dr-sucharit-bhakd.html

    CJD is a bitch!

    TVASF

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    Germ
    Participant

    Data published by spike protein inventors, Barney Graham & Jason McLellan, COVID-19 mRNA vaccines were purposefully designed to not protect against SARS-CoV-2 or variants and cause disease.

    https://karenkingston.substack.com/p/intended-consequences-mrna-vaccines

    Tick … tock … tick … tock ….

    Any RAGE yet?
    Nope, not yet.

    TVASF

    #123738
    aspnaz
    Participant

    This week Zelensky issued a formal request for FIFA to allow him to share a message of “world peace” just before the kickoff to the World Cup final, scheduled for Sunday, but the world governing soccer body promptly rebuffed the request.

    How long has it been since we last thought of FIFA as the good guys?

    #123739
    Dr. D
    Participant

    “US Believes Ukraine Can Retake Crimea, but May Provoke Nuclear Escalation”

    We can retake it. Take is as a smoldering husk as we cause WWIII from Sevastopol to San Diego. Like Madeline Albright said of killing all the children: “It was worth it.”

    I’m not worried about the government, who have always been insane; I’m worried about the People who no longer have the sense or intelligence to restrain them.

    “I need an army, mine is gone.”

    Yet Russia is losing, I guess. Having only just now bothered to mobilize their equivalent tanks, carriers, and artillery.

    ““the avionics and drone control stations were produced by US’ Spektreworks, a company that performed the initial tuning and check of the drones at the Scottsdale airport in Arizona.”

    But we’re not involved in the war. …The war that Joe Biden says we’re in and fighting.

    Omicron Prevention:

    Suicide is 4x higher among men than among women, and rises especially after retirement to a spectacular 18 times higher. That sounds pretty preventable. No one cares. Same with diabetes and several other common diseases that are curable essentially for free. But if we have to poison 10,000 people to save one of them…

    1 in 6 Americans are on mind-altering drugs. That’s what it is, right? Affects their personality, their judgment? As they go on and off them, changing their personalities, then it breaks and changes their relationships? Drugs which officially cause suicide in under 25 – mostly men – only revealed after decades of non-stop deaths + murders? Why is no one talking about it? I think we all know. “Who can stand in the way when on each pill a single dollar can be made?” And the side effect is murder. It causes death, not life. If it accidentally caused beautiful, healthy babies to be born they would have stopped it decades ago.

    I hear there is a “Death Impulse”, same psychological credibility as all humans suffering from a Oedipal Complex caused by bad potty training. Living things don’t have a “death impulse” nor humans either. What they have is when they find themselves in a system of misery and slavery, an impulse to “burn it all down” even at any cost, which happens when they can’t quite grasp what precisely is wrong. What is that about the definition of “Stress”? “Stress is created when your mind overrides the body’s basic desire to choke the living daylights out of some idiot who desperately deserves it”. That is healthy. Please choke the daylights out of those who deserve it. They, ahem, deserve it.

    These drugs called “Soma” put you to sleep so you DON’T choke the daylights out of your overlords, rebel, join up with others and escape the plantation by creating a new and better world.

    That’s your “Death Impulse.” It’s a “Life Impulse” to destroy in-human, in-humane, oppressive, extractive systems. It’s in all of us like an inalienable right. But you have to know it’s not meant to destroy, for example, trees and flowers. It’s not meant to destroy each other. It’s meant to make you fight to understand what’s happening, who’s dicking with you, then to utterly destroy them down to the last brick and scatter ashes on their unmarked grave.

    It takes a lot of work by the slavemasters to make you think otherwise.

    We we grew up and went to school
    there were certain teachers who would hurt the children any way they could.
    By pouring their derision on everything they did
    Exposing every weakness, however carefully hidden by the kid.
    But we don’t need no education, we don’t need no thought control
    [They] created another brick in this Wall.
    Yes, you behind the bikesheds, stand still laddie” …so I can beat you.

    “I hid behind the door, with a loaded .44, now the teacher ain’t a teacher no more!”

    And that’s only the very FIRST contact of “living beings” with the System.

    They’re not SUPPOSED to have a “Death Urge” against such people and behavior? Nor a “Life Urge” to go out and climb forbidden apple trees and walk in forbidden creeks? You’re SUPPOSED to have a death urge towards people and things that harm you, it’s called a “Life Urge” and it’s 2A in the Constitution: the inalienable right to self-defense by any means.

    Now why are they taking antidepressants in a nation of non-stop hair salons and Dollar Stores down by the collapsing Main Street and worn out gas station? In a Town, State, and Nation that says “men are bad, I hope they all get shot”?

    51 intelligence officials—John Brennan and others who fallaciously claimed”

    They are “intelligence officials.” Everything they say is therefore a lie. I don’t know how they get so they only believe slavemasters but never fellow slaves. “Billionaires are not your friends.” Everything the government says is ALWAYS a lie and always has been. Ask the Adams administration.

    Want to do Kennedy? Here you go:

    “Jack Ruby killed Lee Harvey Oswald they were apparently “not connected in any manner”. He had never met Oswald before the assassination, and barely had any idea who he was when he shot him on November 24th.

    This means the current “official story” is that Ruby randomly chose to attend the press conference where Oswald spoke on the evening of November 22nd, despite not being a member of the press.

    During this press conference, Ruby correctly pointed out Oswald had joined the “fair play for Cuba committee” (presumably an inspired guess, seeing as they did not know one another).

    Then, two days later and on a complete whim, he decided to sneak back into the police station carrying a gun and shoot a man he had never met for no reason at all, in the parking lot of a police station, while surrounded by police officers.

    That’s what these “secret files” tell us…the same ridiculous story as the very unsecret Warren Commission.

    Yup! Totally logical! I do not find that suspicious at all, and I’m quite sure “Intelligence Officials” never lie for a living or about anything. Because it’s heir job to tell the truth about everything, right?

    And as any article points out, if the CIA knew ANYTHING. If they withheld ANYTHING. If they adjusted or doctored ANYTHING. They they must have been involved. And the above quote, along with almost all evidence ever presented proves that they did. They were involved. And the size of the refusal = the size of the involvement, which is very, very large to the point of being absolute. The sole actor. The progenitor of the scheme. No one else could. Even LBJ couldn’t have done it without their direct and enthusiastic support.

    That was then. So the new CIA, a generation later, has come clean, right? No. Which means it can only be the same CIA who is running the same government they originally captured control of in 1963. As a party of government, that is the precise definition of “coup d’etat” and therefore “treason” by any definition thereafter.

    And you wonder why “finding” a couple extra voting SIMM cards is no big deal to them? Why they risk felony indictment for evidence tampering by wiping all AZ Diebold machines? Yes, it pales in comparison. As Hillary Clinton said, ““If that bastard wins, we all hang from nooses.” Why is that, Hillary? Why would that be? I’m unclear on the reason for your alarm since you’ve done nothing wrong.

    And so, as Robert F says, here we are today. It’s still unspeakable. Outside of Overton. Why? Do we act the same about the possible arsenic poisoning of Napoleon? It’s just as irrelevant and far in the past, isn’t it? Yet it remains on the list of things we can’t say. …Unless perhaps the poisoner is still living in his house and poisoning new people?

    It speaks for itself, really. I’m just pointing at facts we all agree on and follow from there.

    “German IC Doctor: Never Seen So Many People Sick (Telegraaf)”

    It speaks for itself, doesn’t it? What can I add? What did they say all the vaxxed would be dead in 5 years? Could be wrong, but they seem to be making quite a start of it.

    “If anyone posted real-time locations & addresses of NYT reporters, FBI would be investigating”

    They are not human, therefore incapable of shame, and therefore incapable of recognizing hypocrisy. You can say this all day long, it won’t affect them a bit. To them, it’s as if you’re not even speaking. But they do respond to fines, loss of influence and ego, and imprisonment, so maybe try that. The world’s smallest spanking gives them fits of dramatic apoplexy, so I don’t know why they don’t try it. They act like toddlers so you have to approach them accordingly. Not for our benefit, but because it’s the only thing they understand. As they grow out of this, they can be dealt with as 9 year olds, then pre-teens, until eventually their consequence and discipline has restored them into adult men and women. It’s quite an extreme failure we don’t love them enough to do this. Letting them carry on as infants is not loving or healthy for anyone: it’s selfish and lazy.

    Boston University School of Public Health Stops Using Twitter (Prasad)”

    Merely follows down that they have no logic, no morals, and are hypocrites and toddlers. But we knew that. Telling them does nothing as they don’t care. Does a toddler USUALLY care that they aren’t acting as their adult Mommy does? Not really. As a toddler that is beyond their imagination. They don’t choose it by choice. They ARE it. (Apologies, my jokey turn-of-phrase bin seems to be running low today)

    So she’s an infant, a hypocrite, un-self-aware, illogical, dumb, and unreasoning. But the title said “University Official” so I already knew all that. All American universities are wards for the mentally ill who believe they are diaper- children. They would rather die than cut their own meat, and I’m happy to let them.

    “Musk announced that any real-time “doxxing” of positions was a banhammer offense. These “journalists” did it anyway, in rapid succession from one another, knowing in advance that it was an offense. Musk banhammered them all immediately and refused to apologize. The left went nuts. Good. Let them go nuts.”

    In other words, they are toddlers. All things are Mommy’s fault. Daddy has to fix them for me, or else it gets the tantrum again.

    “We have to give them a moment when they can forget about their problems and enjoy football.”

    If only they would do that here. But I think NFL and NASCAR are still hammered by their foray into “Going Broke”. Whoops, I mean “Woke”.

    “If You Had to Design a Drug for COVID, It Would Look Exactly Like Ivermectin”

    Yes, because they would never release a bioweapon on the population without having a rock-solid cure for themselves. Since the danger of IVM approaches zero, clearly they just let everyone have some and find out, right? 3 years later, 20 tests, multiple publications, they allow us all to get this drug that safer than aspirin, right? No? Golly, that’s interesting, why not? Can they explain?

    Neurons:

    We treat neurons as if they are circuits, memory chips, hardware, but they’re not. It’s quite easy and universal to provide evidence that theory is junk and hundreds of details that demonstrate memories don’t live in neurons. Yet Science continues with a general theory they know is false. When this erroneous theory almost certainly prevents doctors from developing a useful theory that is true.

    This is my “Scienz Every Day” series, where Science tirelessly promotes the #Opposite of their own evidence. On every subject, every year, year after year. Anyone heard of Statins lately? 10 years after statins were confirmed 1) dangerous 2) statin/cholesterol link was finally disproven publicly – 50 years after we knew unofficially – and Statin sales are still brisk. Doctors are illiterate, I guess, unable to read evidence and change. Scienz! “Follow the Science that follows the money.”

    I guess from yesterday I see that 10,000 scientists have read Fermi’s Paradox, and none of them see that it’s a logical fallacy of proving a negative — or else some portion of them DO know it, but refuse to say anything. How could I respect either of those or the intelligence behind them? So are they stupid, or spineless, or both?

    50 straight years of this shifts me into a posture of anything they say, I doubt and expect to be wrong and push the burden of proof to them, while most people in my culture do that far opposite and believe everything with no proof. Continental drift is a myth. Vioxx was tested. Glyphosate is safe as water. Vaccines are safe and effective.

    If everything they say is wrong, burden of proof is so much higher than just “Show me”, it becomes “Prove to me why you’re not lying to me again this time.”

    Because they are. They said it: it’s a lie. Change my mind.

    More polar bears than ever and still Wall Street isn’t underwater. Lord have mercy.

    #123740
    Dr. D
    Participant

    NFL, NASCAR, and Gillette:

    Rzr
    https://i.redd.it/cxwmmkk3evf31.jpg

    PS, I hope you die 18 times, you useless whiners. Now get out of here and get me some money too.

    #123741
    oxymoron
    Participant

    Neil Oliver’s latest round up – not much we don’t know round here but eloquence and tongue are in use.

    #123742
    Dr. D
    Participant

    Time to weigh in on Trump’s NFT fun. So at the same time, he says, “The moment I get inaugurated I will do specific A through Z actions.” Inaugurated? Huh, wouldn’t you expect to be elected first, and quite some years from now? As usual, he releases something else for the media to get distracted on so they report nonsense, chase the cat laser, leave him alone, and he is able to address just the people he’s talking to: Congress, Derp State, and his base. 100% of the time since he hit upon this plan, 1,000 Scaramuccis ago.

    Here’s the clip: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=R6B2vSFQ6mA

    He’s extremely clear, precise, and active. Not crazy or scattered at all. Direct as his “Campaign winning speech” about how there’s an inside club that will do anything, say anything. Like Biden and Kanye and Musk, they are crazy for the media until suddenly they’re perfectly lucid and clear and act to get things done. Like Hamlet or 47 Ronin.

    Okay, next fun: It’s been a phrase for years by his PsyOp, “When do you play the Trump card?” That is, when do you sweep the table and end the game? When do you get out the Army and arrest these morons. Like gematria, this is again a communication to the other side, the other players, to get in their heads and d—k with them. It may also hide radio communications, as I’m sure all sides sweep the internet for verbal chatter, so if you have a second thing going also called the “Trump Card” then this “Trump Card” NFT hides it. His releasing the “Trump Card” is punking them into jumping that he’s releasing the “Trump Card.” Get it? Made you look!

    This just happened with his “Big Announcement” build up. What’s his “big announcement” of him being a “Superhero”? A new sheriff in town, arresting people. Did you see any lone-wolf shootings to distract from it this time? Nope. Does this mean they’re out of ammunition or did they finally learn something? A: they’re Minions, so incapable of learning, only following orders.

    Next, it’s fun of course. It’s amusing, a joke, self-effacing. This is in his release where NFT buyers are eligible to win a dinner with Donald Trump. “Why you’d want that or whether it’s a benefit I’m not sure” he says on camera of the release. C’mon, lighten up. We could all use a little levity, humor, coyote, trickster, a joke. Sarah Jessica Parker walks into a bar. The bartender says, “Why the long face?”

    So $99 dollars? That’s awful high even for a sweepstakes. What does it do? Nothing? Why would he soak his base? The narcissistic creep getting elected to make (actually lose a lot of) money. Hmmm, well one thing he did was get 50 million older Americans to download a crypto wallet and fill it with something. Transfer money in and out. Is the NFT based on XRP or ETH as so many are? If so, they won’t need Trump to win the sweepstakes, the underlying crypto can be stripped back out and is itself a 1,000:1 lottery. $99 = $10,000 for his true supporters. Pretty good lettuce, perhaps, and better as he promises nothing.

    Why Crypto? Wouldn’t it have made a lot more sense to be paper baseball cards? Who is he talking to? At the very moment the US$ is in danger and the Fed is releasing a CBDC? Private groups also issue a widespread crypto for the people first? The Crypto bois are already in: they need to get the older folks in.

    Uh-huh. C’mon we’ve been 7 years of this. Surely no one is mystified by the playbook still. Are we? Use your head. Busy People don’t waste their time and do things for no reason. Pay a million dollars to have a coin developed and released for no reason.

    #123743
    boscohorowitz
    Participant

    “I think it can be healing to allow ourselves to hang on to our anger and frustration as long as we need it”

    It can be useful to hang onto an AK-47 too. I’m all for it. BUT… careful where you point that thing. It’s not an aerosol political disinfectant. It’s a deadly weapon.

    As for rage, it will come — and you’ll wish it hadn’t. I’ll bet my life on it. I’d bet yours too, but it ain’t mine to wager.

    Verbal and physical attacks on health workers surge as emotions boil during latest COVID-19 wave Stressed health workers are now confronting volatile visitors and patients. “The verbal abuse, the name-calling, racial slurs … we’ve had broken bones, broken noses,” said one hospital official in Dallas.

    “When the security guard at Methodist Hospital San Antonio met the visitor at the door of the children’s emergency room on a Saturday afternoon in early August, the officer’s request was simple: The man needed to get a temperature screening to make sure he showed no early signs of COVID-19 before entering the hospital.

    “The man refused, became agitated and began angrily shouting, pulling out his camera to record the guard and hospital staff.

    “The scene got so tense that San Antonio police were called, but the man — whose identity and reason for wanting to enter the hospital weren’t included in a police account of the incident — stormed off in anger before the officer could arrive.

    “It was, relatively speaking, a small blow-up, but Texas hospital workers and health care officials say incidents like it have been rising in both number and intensity this summer as tensions boil during the delta-fueled fourth surge in COVID-19 hospitalizations.

    “Our staff have been cursed at, screamed at, threatened with bodily harm and even had knives pulled on them,” said Jane McCurley, chief nursing executive for Methodist Healthcare System, speaking at a press conference five days after the incident in the children’s ER. “It is escalating. … It’s just a handful at each facility who have been extremely abusive. But there is definitely an increasing number of occurrences every day.”

    “Nurses and hospital staffers are historically vulnerable to workplace violence due to the nature of their jobs, where they deal with people who are having bad reactions to street drugs or mental breaks and often have to give bad news to patients or family already in extreme pain or emotional distress.

    “Half of all Texas nurses reported verbal and physical abuse at work in 2016 – the last year Texas health officials surveyed them about it.

    “But the pandemic has exacerbated the stress that can escalate into threats and violence, as people are now contending with not just the virus but also job loss and other stresses, said Karen Garvey, vice president of patient safety and clinical risk management at Parkland Health & Hospital System in Dallas.

    “Garvey said confrontations at Parkland just this year have included “people being punched in the chest, having urine thrown on them and inappropriate sexual innuendos or behaviors in front of staff members. The verbal abuse, the name-calling, racial slurs … we’ve had broken bones, broken noses.”

    “Visitors and patients assaulting hospital staff “was an epidemic before the pandemic — it was just silent to the public,” she added. “Health care workers have been dealing with this for years, and it’s become more pronounced with the COVID pandemic.”

    “The pandemic-related rise in tensions across the U.S. is not unique to the hospital industry. Airlines are reporting an increase in aggressive passengers as flight attendants take self-defense classes. Police are reporting an increase in violent crime and road rage incidents.”

    History shows that usually, when people rise up against their governments, that mostly means that they stomp the shit out of each other while stealing their stuff and raping anything with a greasy hole.

    I do not share the popular belief that sufficient anger will remedy things. But then, I do not believe the popular faith that we, the people who created disaster after disaster since Cro- met Magnon, can fix the problems we created, mostly by gathering together in large groups to assert group dominance hierarchy, can remedy those problems by gathering together in large groups to assert group dominance hierarchy.

    But rage is so addictively appealing to our primate natures:

    Rage Atop the Machine

    Meanwhile, TUnvaxxedASF:

    “The number of people in Germany currently suffering from an infection or illness is at a historic high, chairman Christian Karagiannidis of the German Association for Intensive Care and Emergency Medicine told the Rheinische Post. “The disease rate among the population is extremely high at the moment, I have never experienced anything like it.” According to Karagiannidis, almost all IC beds are occupied in many regions. He emphasizes that coronavirus infections are no longer the main problem. “Currently, we are fighting a very wide range of illnesses: flu, RS virus, coronavirus and other respiratory illnesses, plus the usual emergencies.” The IC doctor hopes that the Christmas holidays will provide relief, because the number of admissions often drops then.

    “In addition to the extremely high number of patients, German hospitals also suffer from absenteeism among staff, high work pressure, attacks aimed at staff and delivery problems of a number of medicines, including antibiotics and heart medication. Pediatrics is also facing shortages of medicines, which could jeopardize the care of young patients with respiratory infections. Karagiannidis calls on local drug manufacturers to produce and stock certain resources in advance so that they are available in sufficient quantities. “I find it worrying for a country like Germany that we have been dealing with such shortages time and time again for a long time and that this shortage has become even more acute due to the many infections.”

    ***

    Children are our future. Anyone got any plans on helping a few orphans not grow up to become feral heart-wastes?

    Homeless Child

    #123744
    boscohorowitz
    Participant

    Today’s Yogi tea tag advises: Accept the challenge you are facing. It may become your greatest gift.

    Relevant song: Is That the Best You Can Do?

    ***

    Xmas made me a musical offer I can’t refuse: I’ll Fight You for Your Xmas Gifts!

    ***

    #123745
    boscohorowitz
    Participant

    Nor can I fix this sentence — ‘ But then, I do not believe the popular faith that we, the people who created disaster after disaster since Cro- met Magnon, can fix the problems we created, can fix the problems we created, mostly by gathering together in large groups to assert group dominance hierarchy, can remedy those problems by gathering together in large groups to assert group dominance hierarchy.’ — in context, since the edit function thinks it’s a spam filter or maybe a hall monitor.

    So I must fix it here.

    #123746
    boscohorowitz
    Participant

    “Sarah Jessica Parker walks into a bar. The bartender says, “Why the long face?””

    #123748
    boscohorowitz
    Participant

    `”I guess from yesterday I see that 10,000 scientists have read Fermi’s Paradox, and none of them see that it’s a logical fallacy of proving a negative”

    No, you’re wrong. Paradoxes aren’t scientifically provable. Northing in the article citing Fermi’s paradox claims it has been proven: no one has said “there is no life outside of Terra and that’s that’.

    A lot of scientists <em>do </em>agree that it makes a kind of sense relevant to out current situation as a species However, lots of things make sense. That don’t make it true. Why waste anti-echo verbiage on mere journalistic copy? All you do is prove that zero = zero. The one thing worth refuting is this: ” In confirmation of the reality of Fermi’s Paradox……..” but only because it, like much of your rebuttal, is a form of weasel wordsmithery.

    The inability to prove a negative equally applies to your <em>’calm down, dude’ rebuttal</em>: civilizations have collapsed before this one and we’re still here. Each situation is unique and our current one especially so. The past does not equal the future. Rome/Egypt/insert major empire of choice are all fantastically different from ours even though they ride the same fundamental patterns.

    We have never had an imperial structure of global reach before the 21st century. We have never had an imperial structure capable of wiping out the majority of humans in 2 hours of nuclear exchanges. We have never seen anything like homo post-holocene.

    It is therefore quite possible that this collapse will be more lasting than those other tiny civilizations. I won’t call you a weak-hearted Pollyanna if you won’t call afktt (and the author he cites) hysterical Cassandras.

    #123755
    zerosum
    Participant

    I’m ancient
    I don’t use or know how to use twitter.
    Misdirection. This is the search page

    “See the latest COVID-19 information on Twitter”
    https://twitter.com/explore/tabs/covid-19?ref_src=twsrc%5Etfw%7Ctwcamp%5Etweetembed%7Ctwterm%5E1604007901647065088%7Ctwgr%5E38259eb6ef0ab6ac662987a6803b007ee94c40fa%7Ctwcon%5Es1_&ref_url=https%3A%2F%2Fwww.theautomaticearth.com%2F2022%2F12%2Fdebt-rattle-december-18-2022%2F

    Hmm…this page doesn’t exist. Try searching for something else.
    ————-
    Tulsi Gabbard pull no punches in her assessment of ‘autocratic’ Justin Trudeau.
    https://twitter.com/TulsiGabbard?ref_src=twsrc%5Etfw%7Ctwcamp%5Etweetembed%7Ctwterm%5E1604178118352449537%7Ctwgr%5Ec730d98f60c5a8402ad9b522eb957bbd7ba0c5a0%7Ctwcon%5Es1_&ref_url=https%3A%2F%2Fwww.theautomaticearth.com%2F2022%2F12%2Fdebt-rattle-december-18-2022%2F
    ———-
    I didn’t know that a person could decide what to watch on Twitter. ….. the “trends” box.
    ———
    find out …WHY there are reports
    • German IC Doctor: Never Seen So Many People Sick (Telegraaf)
    “Currently, we are fighting a very wide range of illnesses: flu, RS virus, coronavirus and other respiratory illnesses, plus the usual emergencies.”
    ————-
    Is Twitter starting to leak the truth
    • Twitter Suppressed Early COVID-19 Treatment Information, Vaccine Concerns (ET)

    McCullough stated. “And what we’re learning is that secret emails between government agencies and Twitter were working to, in a sense, shadow-ban me, censor me, and inhibit my ability to exercise my rights to free speech and disseminate scientific information.”
    According to McCullough, when a social media company has a COVID-19 warning or labels a post “misinformation,” that’s a sign of government censorship and control. “Facebook, Instagram, and the other platforms. … Anytime a message is posted, and it says, ‘See the COVID information center,’ or it labels it ‘COVID misinformation,’ that actually indicates that there’s government interference.
    ———–
    Just release all the files. (after we see what happens to Hunter)

    • Coordination Between DOJ and FBI Is Not Limited to Twitter: Devin Nunes (ET)

    —————
    OPPPS! You just flashed your elitist position
    • Boston University School of Public Health Stops Using Twitter (Prasad)
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    I just want to repeat
    Read 55 replies

    Dr. Paul Marik: “If You Had to Design a Drug for COVID, It Would Look Exactly Like Ivermectin”
    ———–
    the burden of proof
    believe everything with no proof
    “Prove to me why you’re not lying to me again this time.”
    ————
    It’s starting to look a lot like Xmas.
    ( I think that the big USA mall that I went to won’t be able to survive with only 50% of the stores open)

    #123756
    D Benton Smith
    Participant

    It has been remarked that, “We have never seen anything like homo post holocene.”

    But then, it should be noted that since we ourselves are all PHYSICALLY homo “post-holocene” creatures, with only our selves deemed worthy of observation, it is unsurprising that each other is all that we see. Might maybe possibly get different results by looking a bit more widely and a tad more carefully.

    #123758
    D Benton Smith
    Participant

    A thing just happened which, although it has been publicly remarked, has not been sufficiently publicly acknowledged for its history changing significance.

    TWO universally famous and broadly respected representatives of the civilian non-governmental population (Tucker Carlson and Robert Kennedy , Jr.) have stated as plain fact that the Central Intelligence Agency assassinated the then sitting President, John F Kennedy.

    Their statements have not been denied, and both men are still alive.

    The tide has turned.

    #123760
    Michael Reid
    Participant


    the pseudo-legal foundations for the US Government/DOD/Deep State-led, Covid-19 fraud, murder and theft criminal enterprise

    https://bailiwicknews.substack.com/p/repost-democidal-master-class-v-humanity

    #123762
    D Benton Smith
    Participant

    It has long been my view that the assassination of JFK was far more a deeply evil Psychological Operation directed toward the entire population than it was the removal of a powerful man who other powerful men saw as an obstacle to their nefarious power structure and agenda.

    If all they wanted was a dead obstacle there were innumerable other safer and simpler and less “attention drawing” ways to do it.

    I think the primary intent was to shock, traumatize and intimidate the national population en masse.

    That it was CIA orchestrated and executed is beyond reasonable doubt. That it ORIGINATED at CIA is less certain, but probably not.

    Considering the effect that the crime had on the sum total POWER of the nation (it weakened dramatically) my personal guess is that the source was external to the nation.

    #123763
    D Benton Smith
    Participant

    The best minions are those who already want to do what you want done. After that it’s just a matter of payroll.

    #123764
    Michael Reid
    Participant


    There was much rejoicing last month when Russia—together with its Multipolar friends and its Collective West arch nemesis—signed a declaration in support of “build[ing] on the success” of “digital COVID-19 certificates.”

    https://edwardslavsquat.substack.com/p/one-hundred-years-of-cattle-tagging

    #123766
    Red
    Participant

    Bosco:
    “Garvey said confrontations at Parkland just this year have included “people being punched in the chest, having urine thrown on them and inappropriate sexual innuendos or behaviors in front of staff members. The verbal abuse, the name-calling, racial slurs … we’ve had broken bones, broken noses.”

    When they have spent years lying about the shots and actively driving workers out, the confrontations are likely to get worse. People are going to get ever angrier about the deception by the very people they thought were working to help them. Integrity. Very little on display.

    Michael R:
    I still think Putin is working on the WEF plan and your link just reenforces this thought in my mind. It’s all theatre. Too bad the casualties aren’t like that of the movies. Oh well!

    #123767
    Dora
    Participant

    JFK and the CIA? So many questions, probably never answered. One question: Who or what does the CIA work for?
    This story from Rolling Stone magazine was published last January.

    The Plot Against American Democracy That Isn’t Taught in Schools
    https://www.rollingstone.com/politics/politics-features/coup-jan6-fdr-new-deal-business-plot-1276709/

    #123768
    zerosum
    Participant

    Search FTX Pension Funds
    Did your pension fund get scammed by FTX?

    https://www.bing.com/news/search?q=FTX+Pension+Funds&qpvt=ftx+pension+funds&FORM=EWRE

    #123769
    zerosum
    Participant

    Is this rumors?
    Poland going to do a referendums to annex parts of Ukraine

    Slavyangrad is reporting that the Polish ruling party is making extensive plans to conquer western Ukraine – that they have support in Kiev, that they are building up paramilitaries and plan for referendums in the territories.

    #123774
    boscohorowitz
    Participant
    #123775
    Afewknowthetruth
    Participant

    ‘Has American Democracy Been a Hallucination for Nearly 60 Years? (Simon)’

    No, it has been a hallucination for at least 140 years.

    And of you were female, descended from an original inhabitant, descended from an inhabitant of Africa, a Chinese etc. it was a hallucination from the time overthrow of the British money-lender government around 1779 until the corporations fully established control a century later.

    243 years of deceit and fakery, and counting.

    #123776
    boscohorowitz
    Participant

    (…bamspotula…)

    “When they have spent years lying about the shots and actively driving workers out, the confrontations are likely to get worse. People are going to get ever angrier about the deception by the very people they thought were working to help them. Integrity. Very little on display.”

    The assignment of cause and effect (too often, imo, crudely overlapped with blame’n’shame), is one thing. What to do with the effect of the cause is another. The fact that our hospitals are beginning to turn into vacant-shelved/staffed mini high security zones is something that hurts everyone needing major care, especially emergent care.

    The violence itself is mostly counterproductive and distractful, but that’s how we usually play the game. By the time the citizens are storming the medical bastilles, the hospitals will themselves be more ghost town/morgues than anything.

    Meanwhile, people will have learned that much more to fear, loathe, and attack each other, not The Man.

    The lack of integrity we see is not unique to the med establishment. It’s everywhere. It’s what’s for dinner. We’re soaking in it. It derives most of all from emerging resource scarcity, be it high quality steel, or diesel fuel, or people able to think for themselves or give a damn outside the prescribed media complexes at home and the workplace, or groundwater reserves, or reasonably clement weather, or a place for kids to play that doesn’t require a drive or a mile walk along streets choked with incessant cars… it’s getting to where one needs a traffic light to cross one’s own driveway.

    JUst as for some, Putin/Russia are the primary objects of the Daily Hate, for other groups, the med establishment<>vaxxers, are the primary hate object du jour.

    It’s easier to look for things to blame and shame than actually fix the problems at hand. This is just human nature. We all exhibit and suffer from such behavior. From compliance to crusade to complacency to crusade to… enough crusades and there’s bound to be some Crystallnacht in the bunch.

    Line of Least Resistance

    Some people confuse my attitude with some kind of Pollyannaism. Hardly so. I am far more able and willing to stomp someone’s face in the curb or put a slug in their forehead than anyone I know. I scare myself sometimes. 😉

    But I like to think I know the difference between just stirring up useless trouble and actually addressing the problem at hand… which I very much see as NOT being to Stop the Scam/Plan-demic… that is already happening of its own hyper-virulence. Killing off hosts too fast, our bureaucracies are, to remain bureaucracies wielding power.

    The problem at hand, as I see it, is how to survive the coming mayhem, not become a zombie street-berserker (which will be a surprisingly popular option for awhile, imo), and help others through the fire alive in soul and body, heart and mind. Decent seed stock for What’s Next.

    But then, I’m a flaming optimist. srsly.

    #123777
    boscohorowitz
    Participant
    #123778
    boscohorowitz
    Participant

    “But then, it should be noted that since we ourselves are all PHYSICALLY homo “post-holocene” creatures, with only our selves deemed worthy of observation, it is unsurprising that each other is all that we see. Might maybe possibly get different results by looking a bit more widely and a tad more carefully.”

    I’m talking about things that actually exist.

    #123780
    Afewknowthetruth
    Participant

    Bosco has made a very important, I must say absolutely crucial, point:

    ‘The past does not equal the future.

    Try telling that to a ‘town planner’, a real estate agent, an ‘investment banker’, a shopkeeper, a mechanic, a plumber, truck driver, or any of the other totally uninformed, sometimes good, sometimes bad, people slogging away in ‘The System’, or the absolute clowns and criminals -politicians, lawyers, judges, and government-sponsored ‘experts’ etc. that have found comfortable positions in the currently imploding economic system.

    Rear-vision mirror driving works until there is a bend in the road or large pothole.

    Rear-vision mirror planning works until the energy supply -especially liquid fuel- goes into terminal decline, like it did 2018-2019.

    #123783
    D Benton Smith
    Participant

    And I’m talking about actually seeing.

    #123784
    oxymoron
    Participant

    I don’t know how they get so they only believe slavemasters but never fellow slaves.
    Bothered me with people not planting trees with edible parts now bothers me with friends and relatives who know I have worked hard out in the wilds to gather them good intel for the benefit of the tribe.

    I went to my sister in-law’s 50th birthday on Sat Night in Melbourne the lockdown city. There were mostly people I had never met yet all knew of my little bush paradise of edibles and straw house etc. Why?
    Because they all share and discuss the idea of it and show pictures of it but don’t DO IT!
    Quite the revelation. Like reading kids stories these days where they all have woodstoves and farm animals but we all know kids are on lithium powered devices and junk food under air conditioning.
    BUT STILL THEY LIVE LIKE THAT. My place is one fifth the cost of theirs – or was at least.

    Also why did everyone tell me they knew I was off-grid? Like being away from the gov is the new rock-star or something. BUT STILL THEY SHOP AT COSCO.

    #123785
    oxymoron
    Participant

    Letting them carry on as infants is not loving or healthy for anyone: it’s selfish and lazy. So many truth bombs today Herr Docktor.
    Yes I believe it is something else with me. Fear of minor confrontations. I am good with the big ones. But I struggle with the adult ones where you simply stay in the truth and call out the lying or deception. I think many I know say things that are regurgitations from outside sources and do not stand up to interrogation. I guess I need to practice that art of subtle and minor interrogation.
    So many I know thought Elon was a darling when he was making them ideas for going to the moon but now hate him for showing that maybe they got had. Meaning maybe they were lazy and did not read or think. Like little children. Endless party time like what you get when your body and whole culture lives on abundant oil energy.

    #123786
    zerosum
    Participant

    https://www.rt.com/russia/568457-moscow-record-heavy-snow/
    18 Dec, 2022 15:24

    Record snowfall causes chaos in Moscow (VIDEOS)
    Such downpour has not been seen in 80 years, Russia’s top meteorological official said

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