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Salvador Dali Neo-Cubist Academy (Composition with Three Figures) 1926

 

Elon Musk Releases THE TWITTER FILES (ZH/Taibbi)
Russia’s Lavrov Repeats: US is Participant in War (Celente)
Russia Withdraws From The Western Project (Khramchikhin)
Stop the Empire’s War on the World (Batiushka)
The Bleak Reality Of Service With Ukraine’s ‘International Legion’ (Livshitz)
Finland PM Sanna Marin Says Europe Is ‘Not Strong Enough’ Without The US (G.)
Russian Strikes In Ukraine ‘A Response,’ Putin Tells Scholz (RT)
Scholz Wants Post-conflict ‘Agreements’ With Russia (RT)
The Goldilocks War (Dmitry Orlov)
EU’s Oil Cap May Result In ‘Violent’ Price Spikes – The Economist (RT)
NATO’s Handling Of Ukraine Crisis May End In Disaster – Clare Daly (RT)
Switzerland Considers Electric Vehicle Ban To Avoid Blackouts (OP)
Trudeau Denounces China for its Failure to Allow Covid Protests (Turley)
Rand Paul: Fauci Caused 7 Million People To Die (SN)
Edward Snowden Awarded Russian Passport (Az.)

 

 

 

 

Yoel Roth

 

 

 

 

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Tucker Malhotra

 

 

 

 

Elon Musk gave the files to Matt Taibbi, who turned them ito a 42-tweet thread. More to come. James Woods is gold.

Elon Musk Releases THE TWITTER FILES (ZH/Taibbi)

The release was telegraphed one week ago, when Musk acknowledged that revealing Twitter’s internal discussions surrounding the censorship of the New York Post’s Hunter Biden laptop story right before the 2020 US election is “necessary to restore public trust.” Recall that the Post had its Twitter account locked in October 2020 for reporting on the now-confirmed-to-be-real “laptop from hell,” which contained still-unprosecuted evidence of foreign influence peddling through then-Vice President Joe Biden – including a 2015 meeting with an executive of Ukrainian gas giant Burisma. Users who tried to share the link to the article were greeted with a message saying, “We can’t complete this request because this link has been identified by Twitter or our partners as being potentially harmful.”

Then, days after Musk’s tweet, Twitter’s former head of Trust and Safety, Yoel Roth, admitted it was a ‘mistake’ to censor the Hunter Biden laptop story. In his first public appearance since becoming an ex-employee, Roth suggested that the Hunter Biden laptop story was simply ‘too difficult’ for Twitter to verify. Alternatively, the company could have perhaps simply trusted the Post, one of America’s oldest publications that doesn’t have a reputation for fabricating bombshell stories – like Twitter does with countless anonymous bombshells from other major publications. “We didn’t know what to believe. We didn’t know what was true. There was smoke,” Roth said during an interview at the Knight Foundation conference, as noted by the Epoch Times. “And ultimately for me, it didn’t reach a place where I was comfortable removing this content from Twitter.”

“It set off every single one of my finely tuned APT28 ‘hack and leak campaign’ alarm bells,” he said, referring to a notorious team of cyberspies affiliated with Russian military intelligence. “Everything about it looked like a hack and leak.” When asked whether if it was a mistake to censor the story, Roth replied, “In my opinion, yes.” Would Roth have suppressed the story if it was a Don Jr. laptop full of incriminating evidence?

Finally, it will be very interesting to see which “independent”, “impartial” and “objective” members of the Mainstream Media cover the Twitter Files, which unlike all that Russia collusion bullshit, was a real and actionable attempt to interfere with US democracy by covering up one of the most explosive political stories of a generation, not to mention an event that would have swayed the 2020 presidential election.

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WWIII.

Russia’s Lavrov Repeats: US is Participant in War (Celente)

Russia’s top diplomat said Thursday what The Trends Journal has been saying for months: that the U.S. and NATO are parties to the Ukraine War by providing intelligence, weapons, and training to keep the war going in hopes Moscow emerges a weaker country. Sergey Lavrov, Russia’s foreign minister, told reporters in a video call that it was inaccurate to say that the U.S. and NATO are not “taking part in this war.” “You are directly participating in it,” he said, according to The Associated Press. “And not just by providing weapons but also by training personnel. You are training their military on your territory, on the territories of Britain, Germany, Italy and other countries.”

The U.S. and NATO allies have been pumping Ukraine’s military with an historic amount of artillery. Secretary of Defense Lloyd Austin, a former Raytheon board member, told reporters early in the war that it is his hope “to see Russia weakened to the degree that it can’t do the kinds of things that it has done in invading Ukraine.” In September, Dmitry Medvedev, deputy chairman of the Russian Security Council and the former Russian president, has been critical of NATO’s nearly unlimited support for Ukraine’s war effort. He said it is inevitable that the “military campaign” in Ukraine will move to another level if the support continues. Medvedev took to Telegram and said eventually “everything will catch fire.”

He said the West is intent on weakening Russia by proxy and won’t be able to sit it out. Sergei Ryabkov, Russia’s deputy foreign minister, told state television that Moscow has “repeatedly warned the U.S. about the consequences that may follow if the U.S. continues to flood Ukraine with weapons,” The Associated Press reported in September.

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“The West still has some purely quantitative advantage over today’s Russia in the living standards and quality of life, but even that can be claimed only with very large reservations.”

Russia Withdraws From The Western Project (Khramchikhin)

Half a century ago, the West, with its classical democracy, was qualitatively superior to the then Soviet Union in all respects – both in terms of the living standards and quality of life, and in terms of democratic freedoms (competitive elections, real pluralism of opinions, equality of all before the law). If a Soviet person had the opportunity to emigrate, only two things could stop them – patriotism (in relation to the country and its culture, and not to the system) or sincere adherence to communist ideology (although there has been no smell of communism in the USSR for a long time). Today the situation has changed radically. The West still has some purely quantitative advantage over today’s Russia in the living standards and quality of life, but even that can be claimed only with very large reservations.

As far as the level of democratic freedoms is concerned, the West and we have now became practically equal, and in some ways, perhaps, we even surpassed the West. Therefore, today there are only two rational reasons for emigration – the guaranteed availability of a well-paid job in the West, or a fanatical adherence to the left-liberal ideology with its tolerance, the cult of “identities” and such things as the “cancellation culture” that have nothing to do with the real democracy. So, the Western model (even if taken independently of the current state of relations with the West) can no longer serve as a model or guide for Russia, thus reconciliation with the West becomes meaningless. At the same time, the reconciliation also became impossible due to the intellectual degradation of the Western political elites (which we will discuss later), due to their feminization and a significant presence of the representatives of sexual minorities.

Who are, in fact, hired according to the quotas – as it was practiced in the USSR for workers and peasants. Feminists and the representatives of sexual minorities make negative contribution to the politics of those states where they are allowed into the power structures. Moreover, all such people view Russia not so much as a geopolitical, but as an ideological adversary, reconciliation with whom is fundamentally impossible.In addition, the West has absolutely inadequately assessed its “victory” in the Cold War, assuming Russia was a country which lost and which has to to acknowledge its defeat and live with that knowledge forever, giving up protection of its national interests.

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“One of the reasons for centuries-old Russophobia, the Western elites’ unconcealed animosity toward Russia, is precisely the fact that we did not allow them to rob us during the age of colonial conquests..”

Stop the Empire’s War on the World (Batiushka)

For millennia, civilisations have lived side by side. As we have said, they have from time to time spontaneously clashed and clashed violently about ethnic identity, territory and resources. However, Western Civilisation is quite unique. Western Civilisation, which has basically existed for a thousand years (meaning that it is quite recent in comparative historical terms) is the only one which claims to be unique and which has consistently implemented its supposed infallibility and resulting intolerance on a systematic and institutionalised basis via organised violence throughout its millennial existence. Thus, we had the First Crusade (1096-1099), which began by massacring and robbing Jews in the Rhineland and then went on to massacre Orthodox Christians and Muslims, shedding blood, which flowed up to their knees in what they claimed to be the ‘holy’ city of Jerusalem. Should we mention the Inquisition or the Spanish and Portuguese atrocities in what we now call Latin America?

Of course, in fairness, we cannot avoid mentioning the Protestant-Catholic European ‘Wars of Religion’ (sic), in which millions died. The Protestant sects also fought with each other, no doubt in order to prove which was the nastiest-minded and most bigoted. The Protestants, not the Catholics, had witch-hunts, in which they burned to death thousands of poor women, old and young. This was a form of social bullying of those who were in some way different. The Protestants went on to massacre the natives of North America and park the survivors in concentration camps, which they elegantly masked under the name of ‘reservations’ and enslave millions of Africans to work in their labour camps, which they called ‘plantations’. After all, ‘Arbeit macht frei’, ‘Work makes you free’. Though not if you are white, which is why you kindly allow non-whites to work for you.

Much of the witch-hunting goes back to the Protestant hatred and fear of women and so its obsession with sex (‘the only sin’), which it directly inherited from Papacy-imposed obligatory clerical celibacy in eleventh- and twelfth-century Western Europe. Today the old Puritanism of persecuting women has been transformed into the ‘green’ movement. Here, instead of abstention from sexual uncleanness, we now have the equally fanatical abstention from material uncleanness, sexual purity is replaced by environmental purity – ‘green is clean’, the only sin is not recycling. This is just the new Puritanism of such as the clearly clinically depressed and neurotic Greta ‘Funberg’. (What a laugh she is; it must be the dark Swedish nights). However, the ultimate deviation is the legitimisation of homosexuality: what could be more woman-hating than sodomy?

The great difference between the West and all other civilisations is its unique intolerance because it is convinced that it is infallible. (Papal infallibility may have been dogmatised only in the nineteenth century, but it had already been proclaimed by Hildebrand/Gregory VII in the eleventh century). The West has to impose. Conversely, President Putin accepts all, as did the USSR, as did the Russian Tsars. Listen again to two parts of his speech on 30 September this year: ‘What, if not racism, is the West’s dogmatic conviction that its civilisation and neoliberal culture is an indisputable model for the entire world to follow? ‘You’re either with us or against us’…. One of the reasons for centuries-old Russophobia, the Western elites’ unconcealed animosity toward Russia, is precisely the fact that we did not allow them to rob us during the age of colonial conquests and we forced the Europeans to trade with us on mutually beneficial terms. This was achieved by creating a strong centralised State in Russia, which grew and got stronger on the basis of the great moral values of Orthodox Christianity, Islam, Judaism and Buddhism, as well as Russian culture and the Russian world that were open to all’.

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“..the greatest mystery of all is why he was hired by the International Legion in the first place, let alone sent to the front line on his very first outing..”

The Bleak Reality Of Service With Ukraine’s ‘International Legion’ (Livshitz)

It’s been confirmed that Trent Davis, a 21-year-old US citizen who travelled to Ukraine to fight in the International Legion, has been killed in combat. The tenth American known to have met their end in the conflict, his premature death highlights the enormous dangers facing foreigners joining Kiev’s fight. Davis was an army veteran, having enlisted at just 17. However, he had no actual combat experience, having served as a chemical, biological, radiological and nuclear (CBRN) defense specialist, before leaving in December 2021. He reportedly travelled to Ukraine in March to join the Georgian Legion, a unit so notorious for executing Russian prisoners of war that even the Western media has been forced to acknowledge its savagery. The foreign mercenaries, however, considered Davis incompetent and insufficiently experienced to take part in hostilities, so he was sent home two months later.

Davis returned in October, and two weeks later was overjoyed to inform his mother that he had signed a contract and was now officially part of the International Legion, created on 26 February by Ukrainian President Volodomyr Zelensky to attract foreign fighters. “Anyone who wants to join the defense of Ukraine, Europe and the world can come and fight side by side with the Ukrainians,” Zelensky said in a statement at the time, in which he eased visa restrictions to facilitate their arrival. Davis told his mother he would soon be heading out to fight in a counteroffensive in the south of Ukraine. His mother and father never heard from their son again. On 8 November, he was killed on his very first mission, as Ukrainian forces attempted to recapture Kherson.

The details of how Davis died are murky, although the greatest mystery of all is why he was hired by the International Legion in the first place, let alone sent to the front line on his very first outing. Officially at least, combat experience – which he of course lacked – and a “belief in freedom and democracy” are the basic requirements for enlistment in the unit. When contacted by the Military Times, the International Legion declined to comment on why Davis was sent to the front, only remarking that “recruiting decisions are made by officers in western Ukraine,” and amazingly alleging: “no commander takes on inexperienced soldiers who did not have the appropriate training and skills.” Clearly, a commander did in respect of Davis. And there is no reason to believe he is in any way unique.

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Poor girl.

Finland PM Sanna Marin Says Europe Is ‘Not Strong Enough’ Without The US (G.)

Finnish prime minister Sanna Marin has called for Europe to build its own defence capabilities in the wake of the war in Ukraine, saying that without US help it is not resilient enough. “We should make sure that we are stronger,” Marin said in Sydney on Friday. “And I’ll be brutally honest with you, Europe isn’t strong enough. We would be in trouble without the United States.” Her remarks came in response to a question about China’s responsibility to “rein in Russia”. Marin said that while China could play a role, “We shouldn’t only rely on that.” Marin insisted Ukraine must be given “whatever it takes” to win the war, adding that the United States had been pivotal in supplying Kyiv with the weapons, finance and humanitarian aid necessary to blunt Russia’s advance.

“We have to make sure that we are also building those capabilities when it comes to European defence, the European defence industry, and making sure that we could cope in different kinds of situations,” she said. Marin said that when Russia invaded Ukraine on 24 February, the priority of most Finns changed “overnight” to security. Until Russia invaded Ukraine, Finland’s priorities were to have working bilateral relations with Russia and be close partners with members Nato, but not be a member, she said. “That was the best way to secure our nation.” Finland and Sweden applied to join the alliance in May, but are waiting on Turkey and Hungary to ratify their requests, which have been approved by the other 28 nations in the group.

In June, Putin warned that if Nato installed military infrastructure in Finland and Sweden, Moscow “would be obliged to respond symmetrically and raise the same threats for those territories where threats have arisen for us”. Asked what the likeliest scenario was in terms of threats posed by Russia to Finland, with which it shares a 1,300km border, Marin said: “We have extensive military forces, so we’re not expecting them to engage in that account and we’re not seeing any military action near the Finnish border.” “But of course we are prepared for different kind of hybrid attacks that we might see.” “We are preparing for different kinds of cyber-attacks … we’re preparing for different kinds of hybrid attacks, for misinformation.”

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Scholz is a mental midget representing a once great nation.

Russian Strikes In Ukraine ‘A Response,’ Putin Tells Scholz (RT)

Russian precision attacks against Ukrainian infrastructure are a necessary response to Ukrainian sabotage on Russian soil, including the bombing of the Crimean Bridge, President Vladimir Putin has told German Chancellor Olaf Scholz. The two leaders spoke on the phone on Friday at Berlin’s request, according to a statement released by the Kremlin. Putin explained the logic behind Russia’s military operation against Ukraine and stated that the Western policy of arming and training Ukrainian troops was “destructive,” according to the readout. “It was noted that the Russian Armed Forces had been refraining from conducting precision missile strikes on certain targets in the Ukrainian territory for a long time, but now such measures have become necessary and unavoidable as a reaction to Kiev’s provocative attacks on Russian civilian infrastructure, including the Crimean Bridge and energy facilities,” the Kremlin said.

The “terrorist attack” against the Nord Stream undersea pipelines “stands in the same category” and requires a transparent investigation that would include Russia, Putin told the German leader. Scholz’s office said the conversation lasted for about an hour and that the “chancellor condemned the Russian airstrikes against civilian infrastructure in Ukraine and stressed Germany’s determination to support” Kiev. Russia changed its military tactics in Ukraine days after a powerful bomb damaged the Crimean Bridge in early October. Russian investigators accused Ukrainian military intelligence of masterminding the attack, which killed three people, including the driver of the truck that carried the disguised bomb.

In retaliation, Russian forces started targeting Ukrainian energy facilities, which the Defense Ministry believes to be instrumental for Kiev’s military logistics. The damage forced Ukrainian authorities to introduce rolling blackouts. The Ukrainian government and its Western backers accused Moscow of using terrorist tactics. The blasts that damaged the two undersea Nord Stream pipelines happened in late September, severing links that would have enabled Germany to get natural gas directly from Russia. Moscow said the obvious beneficiary of the sabotage was the US, which had long sought to force Berlin to reduce its energy trade with Russia and replace Russian fuel with more expensive liquified natural gas produced by American companies.

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Parroting Biden, he wants Russia to leave Ukraine and THEN talk. Never going to happen.

Scholz Wants Post-conflict ‘Agreements’ With Russia (RT)

German Chancellor Olaf Scholz has declared that peace in Europe depends on the revival of post-Cold War security agreements with Russia. Despite his apparent willingness to work with Moscow in the future, Scholz ruled out a return to the “partnership” of the past. “We have to go back to the agreements which we had in the last decades and which were the basis for peace and security order in Europe,” Scholz said at the Berlin Security Conference on Wednesday, according to a Times report. The chancellor explained that there was a “willingness” in Berlin to discuss arms control and missile deployment treaties with Moscow, but that building this “peace order” would depend on Russia making some significant concessions. Chief among these would be an acceptance that “there is no aggression coming from NATO.”

Moscow has argued since the 1990s that the eastward expansion of NATO threatens Russia’s security, and that Ukraine’s membership in the alliance – which Kiev insists will happen and NATO has not ruled out – presents an existential threat to the Russian state. Scholz also declared that Germany will “support Ukraine for as long as it takes,” a phrase that US, EU, and NATO leaders have repeatedly used when referring to their multibillion-dollar arms shipments to Kiev. The chancellor admitted that Germany will likely never return to the “strong partnership” it enjoyed with Russia before the conflict in Ukraine. This partnership – in which German industry achieved Europe-wide dominance with the help of inexpensive Russian gas – was scuppered first by Berlin’s backing of the EU’s anti-Russian sanctions regime, and then by the destruction of the Nord Stream pipelines, which preclude an easy return to the pre-conflict status quo.

Citing Germany’s economic reliance on Russia, former British Prime Minister Boris Johnson claimed last month that when Moscow sent its troops into Ukraine in February, the German government reckoned “it would be better for the whole thing to be over quickly, and for Ukraine to fold.” While Berlin has since written Johnson’s claim off as “utter nonsense,” Germany is currently paying a stiff cost for abandoning its partnership with Russia. Unemployment and energy costs have risen, and the German economy is forecast to enter recession next year. With an immediate return to pre-conflict relations with Russia off the cards, Scholz admitted on Wednesday that the EU’s continued support for Ukraine “will mean major adaptations for all of us in Europe.

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“..these Western organizations did whatever they could to drive the Russian people toward eventual biological extinction and replace them with a more docile and less adventurous race.”

The Goldilocks War (Dmitry Orlov)

[..] allow me to introduce Goldilocks with her three bears and her porridge not to hot and not too cold. What Russia seems to be doing is keeping their special military operation moving along at a steady pace—not to fast and not too slow. Going too fast would not allow enough time to cook the various fish; going too fast would also increase the cost of the campaign in casualties and resources. Going too slow would give the Ukrainians and NATO time to regroup and rearm and prevent the proper thermal processing of the various fish. In an effort to find the optimal pace for the conflict, Russia initially committed only a tenth of its professional active-duty soldiers, then worked hard to minimize the casualty rate.

It opted to start turning off the lights all over the former Ukraine only after the Kiev regime tried to blow up the Kerch Strait bridge that linked Crimea with the Russian mainland. Finally, it called up just 1% of reservists to relieve the pressure from the frontline troops and potentially prepare for the next stage, which is a winter campaign—for which the Russians are famous. With this background information laid out, we can now enumerate and describe the various ancillary objectives which Russia plans to achieve over the course of this Goldilocks War. The first and perhaps most important set of problems that Russia has to solve in the course of the Goldilocks War is internal. The goal is to rearrange Russian society, economy and financial system so as to prepare it for a de-Westernized future.

Since the collapse of the USSR, various Western agents, such as the National Endowment for Democracy, the US State Department, various Soros-owned foundations and a wide assortment of Western grants and exchange programs have made serious inroads into Russia. The overall goal was to weaken and eventually dismember and destroy Russia, turning it into a compliant servant of Western governments and transnational corporations that would supply them with cheap labor and raw materials. To help this process along, these Western organizations did whatever they could to drive the Russian people toward eventual biological extinction and replace them with a more docile and less adventurous race.

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That wasn’t the plan?

EU’s Oil Cap May Result In ‘Violent’ Price Spikes – The Economist (RT)

As the European Union’s sanctions on Russian oil are about to kick in next week, the measure could result in price shocks on the global market, The Economist reported on Friday. The EU has agreed on a $60-per-barrel price cap on Russian seaborne oil. According to the report, European insurers and shipping firms have long had a “vice-like hold” on energy markets. Fully 95% of property and indemnity insurance for all oil tankers has been handled by firms from the UK and the EU. This appeared to be a lever with which the West could control the sale of Russian oil globally. However, if Russian oil fails to make it to the market, then global oil prices may spike, hurting Western consumers, the outlet writes.

“Hence America’s Treasury Department has since devised a cunning plan to water it down: to let European firms continue to offer their services, provided the oil involved is bought at a suppressed price set by the West.” Everything depends on how Moscow responds, according to the Economist report, which warns the Kremlin could cut its oil exports, relying on a smaller group of non-Western tankers and insurers, and sending global prices spiraling. “The other uncertainty is how much power the West will ultimately wield over global oil markets.” The report noted that countries such as China, India and Indonesia want to avoid participating in Western sanctions and embargoes.

They are reportedly seeking alternative sources of day-to-day insurance–and, because the ban was announced six months ago, “have had time to prepare.” According to The Economist, the “true balance of power” in oil markets will become apparent after December 5, with a “violent price spike” possible. “Just as financial sanctions have energized attempts to evade the Western banking system, so the war will lead China, India and others to circumvent the West’s energy infrastructure. As weapons, sanctions and embargoes have their limits–and a finite shelf-life,” the outlet concludes.

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You don’t say…

NATO’s Handling Of Ukraine Crisis May End In Disaster – Clare Daly (RT)

Irish MEP Clare Daly accused NATO of bringing “terror, death, lawlessness [and] rape” to Libya, and claimed that the US-led alliance’s strategy in Ukraine will yield similar results. Daly made her declaration after voting against a resolution calling for greater EU involvement in Libya. Daly, along with fellow Irish leftist Mick Wallace, voted last week against a resolution that called on the EU to play “a more active role” in rebuilding war-torn Libya, including by setting up police and military units under the command of the UN-recognized Government of National Accord (GNA). While the EU as a whole supports the GNA, the rival Libyan National Army (LNA) has the backing of France and has reportedly hired private military contractors from Russia to bolster its forces.

Amid this ongoing power struggle, Daly sees NATO’s 2011 bombing campaign as the root of Libya’s problems. “I voted against this report,” she declared, in a video posted to her Twitter page on Wednesday. “Its timing is pretty appropriate coming, as it does, a few short weeks after the 11th anniversary of the day Libyan leader Muammar Gaddafi was killed during the NATO assault on Libya: sodomized with a bayonet and shot in the head.” “The NATO intervention in Libya, carried out in the name of protecting freedom, democracy and human rights, is one we’d do well to remember as NATO plays out its proxy war in Ukraine in the name of, you’ve guessed it, freedom, democracy and human rights,” she continued.

Gadaffi was deposed and tortured by NATO-backed militants in October 2011, with his mutilated corpse left on display in a meat market in the city of Misrata. Once an oil-rich and prosperous nation, Libya descended into anarchy following his murder, with an Amnesty International report earlier this year describing conditions there as “hellish.” “What happens after NATO intervenes in your country on this basis?” Daly asked EU lawmakers. “Terror, death, lawlessness, rape, poverty, starvation.” “Libya is a country riven by conflict, its economy shattered, its population – formerly the wealthiest in Africa – ridden and mired in poverty,” she continued. “Migrants are bought and sold in slave markets. It’s a country of mass graves, of crimes against humanity. This is NATO’s legacy.”

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Coming soon to a town near you. This will be a big story. First in Europe.

Switzerland Considers Electric Vehicle Ban To Avoid Blackouts (OP)

Switzerland could limit the use of electric vehicles (EVs) in cases of electricity supply shortages this winter under a new four-step plan to prevent power cuts and blackouts. To ensure energy security this winter, Switzerland could become the first country to limit the driving and use of EVs, German daily Der Spiegel reports, citing multiple media reports on the Swiss four-stage action plan to avoid blackouts. Driving EVs could be banned in Switzerland unless in cases of “absolutely necessary journeys” in stage three of the power conservation plans. The country also plans a stricter speed limit on highways in the recently proposed action plan, which has yet to be adopted. Switzerland typically imports electricity from France and Germany to meet all its power demand, but this year supply from its neighbors is constrained.

In France, the nuclear fleet availability is much lower than usual, which has led to the country becoming a net importer of electricity after decades of being a net exporter. The French electricity grid is at higher risk of strained power supplies in January 2023 than previously estimated due to lower nuclear power generation. The country could face the risk of power cuts this winter when electricity supply may not be enough to meet demand, Xavier Piechaczyk, the head of grid operator RTE, said earlier this week. In Germany, the situation is similar, as utilities are having to make do with no Russian pipeline gas supply.

Switzerland’s power supply remains uncertain for the winter and troubles with enough electricity capacity cannot be ruled out, the Swiss Federal Electricity Commission, Elcom, said as early as in June. Due to the expected lower availability of French nuclear power generation and of France’s power exports to Switzerland, the Swiss imports of power generated in France is likely to be much lower this winter compared to previous winter seasons, Elcom said. Therefore, Switzerland may need to cover its electricity import needs of around 4 gigawatt hours (GWh) from imports from its other neighbors Germany, Austria, and Italy. However, the power export availability of those countries would heavily depend on the available fossil fuels, mostly natural gas, according to Elcom.

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Trudy, like Fauci, should henceforth only be allowed to speak in a courtroom. Under oath.

Trudeau Denounces China for its Failure to Allow Covid Protests (Turley)

Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau left many of us gobsmacked this week when he denounced China for its crackdown on protesters. Many of us denounced Trudeau for his authoritarian crackdown on truckers protesting Canada’s Covid policies. Trudeau used terrorist laws to freeze bank accounts, treat truckers as terrorists, and treat trucks as effective weapons. This is a continuation of Trudeau’s utter lack of self-awareness (and the media continuing lack of objectivity). He previously was praised for his stance against Cuba’s crackdown on protesters. Trudeau told the media Tuesday, “Obviously everyone in China should be allowed to express themselves, should be allowed to, you know, share their — their perspectives, and indeed protest. We’re going to continue to ensure that China knows we’ll stand up for human rights, we’ll stand with people who are expressing themselves.”

That is coming from the man who invoked the 1988 Emergencies Act for the first time to freeze accounts of truckers and contributions by other Canadian citizens. It was entirely unnecessary and, while the media is largely supportive of Trudeau, the powers have been condemned by civil liberties groups in Canada. The 1988 law is meant to address the greatest national threats when existing laws are insufficient. However, there are ample laws allowing the clearing of roads and bridges. Trudeau is using the Act to intimidate not just the truckers but anyone who supports them. That includes sending lists of names to banks for accounts to be frozen and going to court to prevent donations from reaching the truckers. Ironically, it was Trudeau’s father, who used the predecessor to the Act for the first time in peacetime to suspend civil liberties.

Former prime minister Pierre Trudeau invoked the War Measures Act on Oct. 16, 1970, after separatist terrorists calling themselves the Front de libération du Québec kidnapped British Trade Commissioner James Cross and Quebec Labour Minister Pierre Laporte. The prior Act had never been used in peacetime and only twice before during prior wars. Justin Trudeau, like his father, has never been a strong supporter of free speech. Indeed, he has more often championed its limitations. He previously declared that “freedom of expression is not without limits . . . we owe it to ourselves to act with respect for others and to seek not to arbitrarily or unnecessarily injure those with whom we are sharing a society and a planet.”

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“..Fauci appeared in a fawning Washington Post interview, where he was labeled a “hero,” complained about being a victim, and couldn’t think of anything he did wrong.”

Rand Paul: Fauci Caused 7 Million People To Die (SN)

Senator Rand Paul asserted Thursday that Anthony Fauci is directly responsible for funding dangerous research that likely killed millions of people, and that he “won’t get away.”“Likely there is no public health figure who has made a greater error in judgement than Dr Fauci,” Paul declared in a Fox News appearance, adding “the error of judgement was to fund gain of function research in a totalitarian country.”Fauci funded “research that allowed them to create super viruses, that in all likelihood leaked into the public and caused seven million people to die,” Paul declared.“This is right up there with decisions, some of them malevolent or military to kill millions of people,” The Senator further urged.

The Senator made the comments after Fauci appeared in a fawning Washington Post interview, where he was labeled a “hero,” complained about being a victim, and couldn’t think of anything he did wrong. Paul further noted that “It goes to judgement, talk about errors, you think he might apologise to the world… to support that kind of research then look the other way and say nothing to see here, and to cover it up.”“For the last two years he’s been covering his tracks, but we’ve caught him red handed and he won’t get away,” Paul asserted, adding “historically [Fauci] will be remembered for one of the worst judgments in the history of modern medicine.” Paul also commented on efforts he is leading to overturn the Biden Administration’s COVID vaccine mandate for military personnel.


“They deserve to have their religious freedom, as well as their medical choices and freedom to decide what goes into their body,” Paul noted.He continued, “We know this, and this is a scientific fact, the vaccine does not prevent you from getting an infection, it doesn’t prevent you from transmitting an infection, and for young people there isn’t significant evidence to show that it reduces the severity or hospitalisation.” “The military has become so ‘woke’ and they’re demanding you get a vaccine that you don’t need, so something’s got to change,” the Senator further urged.

Ryan Cole

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Think of the contrast with Julian.

Edward Snowden Awarded Russian Passport (Az.)

Former NSA (National Security Agency) employee Edward Snowden took an oath and was granted a Russian passport, his lawyer Anatoly Kucherena told TASS on Friday. “Yes, he received a passport. He took the oath,” Kucherena said in a response to a question as to whether Snowden has been given a Russian passport, adding that he personally met with Snowden yesterday. The lawyer also said that Snowden’s spouse is currently submitting the required documents for Russian citizenship as well. Snowden and American acrobat and blogger Lindsay Mills married in Moscow in 2017. Snowden’s US passport was annulled in 2013, but the White House explained back then that it was a routine legal procedure following the issuance of an arrest warrant and his citizenship status remained unchanged.


In late September, a Russian presidential decree was published stating that Snowden was eligible to be granted the Russian citizenship. In 2013, Snowden leaked information on the electronic surveillance methods used by American intelligence services, including illegally eavesdropping on foreign leaders’ conversations. Fleeing punitive consequences from US federal authorities, Snowden sent requests for asylum to several countries, including Russia. On August 1, 2014, he obtained a temporary Russian residence permit and later was granted an open-ended residency permit. Back in the United States, Snowden is facing two counts of violating the Espionage Act, and he risks up to ten years in prison on each count.

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    Salvador Dali Neo-Cubist Academy (Composition with Three Figures) 1926   • Elon Musk Releases THE TWITTER FILES (ZH/Taibbi) • Russia’s Lavrov Rep
    [See the full post at: Debt Rattle December 3 2022]

    #122507
    D Benton Smith
    Participant

    About this Twitter thing.
    Lance a boil and you will probably be disgusted by what comes out. But you shouldn’t be surprised.

    #122508
    Red
    Participant

    Here, we describe the cardiac autopsy findings in five persons who have died unexpectedly within seven days following anti-SARS-CoV-2-vaccination, with vaccine-induced myocardial inflammation representing the likely or possible cause of death. Our findings establish the histological phenotype of lethal vaccination-associated myocarditis.

    Standardized autopsies were performed on 25 persons who had died unexpectedly and within 20 days (20 days was the study parameter — they died within 7 days — I.C.) after anti-SARS-CoV-2 vaccination.

    Cardiac autopsy findings consistent with (epi-)myocarditis were found in five cases of the remaining 25 bodies found unexpectedly dead at home within 20 days following SARS-CoV-2 vaccination.

    https://igorchudov.substack.com/p/cdc-lied-about-vaccine-myocarditis

    #122509
    Red
    Participant

    In order to accelerate the transformation of farming over the coming decades, BASF calls for requiring “farmers to decrease their environmental impact” by reducing “CO2 emissions per ton of crop by 30 percent,” and applying “digital technologies to more than 400 million hectares of farmland.” BASF also supports the wide use of a number of new products, including “nitrogen management products,” herbicides, “new crop varieties,” “biological inoculants and innovative digital solutions,” so as to make farmers “more carbon efficient and resilient to volatile weather conditions.” It is estimated that such changes would “contribute significantly to the BASF Group target of €22 billion in sales by 2025.”

    Meanwhile, Syngenta, the world’s second-largest agrochemical enterprise (after Bayer), which is owned by a Chinese state-owned company called ChemChina, focuses on “carbon neutral agriculture” under the pretense of “combatting climate change.” More precisely, it supports “providing technologies, services, and training to farmers,” as well as the further development of new gene-edited seeds that would lower the emission of CO2. According to Syngenta, “gene-edited crops” will be widely used and cultivated across the globe “by 2050.”

    This company also promotes “a transformation toward regenerative agriculture,” which is claimed to “lead to more food grown on less land; reduced agricultural greenhouse gas emissions; increased biodiversity; and enhanced soil health,” though there is scant scientific evidence or long-term data to back up these assertions. Nonetheless, Syngenta argues that the world needs “governments and media … to encourage widespread adoption” of regenerative practices by as many farmers as possible.

    Multinational Agrichemical Corporations and the Great Food Transformation

    #122517
    Germ
    Participant

    Professor Angus Dalgleish MD FRACP FRCP FRCPath FMedSci, is Professor of Oncology at St George’s University of London

    “Now, treating cancer patients at the frontline, he is shocked and dismayed by what he is seeing – and not just in his patients but in relatives and friends too. This includes rapidly growing and fulminating cancers, recurrences among people long cured or in remission from their cancers which, in some instances, had been gone 25 years or more. These cancers are occurring among vaccinated individuals, and in Professor Dalgleish’s opinion are being triggered by the booster injections.”

    https://drtesslawrie.substack.com/p/no-more-boosters-says-top-cancer

    #122519
    Dr. D
    Participant

    “the decision to ban Trump after Jan 6 was impelled by the “trauma” he and other “content moderators” experienced online”

    This is where a real man says, “Trauma? I’ll give you trauma…” Not as an act to actually hurt anyone, but as a b—h slap so you stop saying stupid things and embarrassing everyone, while being so selfish and weak everyone’s in danger. You’re attacking the very existence of people who ACTUALLY have trauma, with your pretend toddler trauma. Just like back when they conjoined “He looked at me funny” with “violent rape”. They are baby people, and should be treated as such. That is, removed from all power and not talked to except through a window.

    James Baker: Actually I don’t think it is Treason unless he was working closely with a foreign nation. But I’m pretty sure he was, so no problem, bring it to military court and we’ll talk at length.

    “Vlad fell downstairs…” Same thing BoJo does weekly and for the same reason: too much vodka at too many parties again.

    Remember this?
    Scienz
    http://www.thisdaytrivia.com/content/Churchill-Alcohol-Prescription.jpg

    And during hard rations where he was taking many times his share. But it’s all cool and a great story, after.

    “I will do all in my power to ensure that we achieve justice”

    Not for the victim suffering, didn’t occur to me yet because all the people who caused it haven’t been tried and hung for murder yet. FIRST we get the serial killer off the street, THEN we deal with repairs.

    Roth suggested that the Hunter Biden laptop story was simply ‘too difficult’ for Twitter to verify.”

    No problem. As Sec230, YOU CANNOT VERIFY. At all, ever. Because to do so, to be involved in editorial in any way, makes you a NEWS agency and PUBLISHER. You lose all Sec230 status then and cease to exist. So many solutions, such absence of will to enforce written law.

    “It set off every single one of my finely tuned APT28 ‘hack and leak campaign’ alarm bells,”

    Whut? To “Hack then Leak” means it’s most probably true. Remember how they said they wouldn’t publish “hacked” materials? (which because they just make s—t up I forget what the justification was for). Then they did. Or the Leaks? But then like Mar a Lago documents, then they did?

    ALL MODERN JOURNALISM IS HACK THEN LEAK. That’s what all Whistleblowers do, unless they print it out on paper at their desk first, I guess.

    He doesn’t know this because like all America, it is just baffled with bulls—t and doesn’t care. Again, “bulls—t” is when you could care less if it’s true or not. Might be, might not be, never occurred to me to check. If it serves my ends, I say it. If it doesn’t serve my pre-established ends, I deny it. Whether it’s true never comes up, not since I was in diapers. Nor have I ever met anyone who behaved differently, being from blue coastal cities and Swarthmore College. The Quakers who established it would be so proud.

    “the U.S. and NATO are parties to the Ukraine War by providing intelligence, weapons, and training”

    Oh, and sinking Russia’s flagship. They openly said they did that, in an attempt to legally force Russia into WWIII. Russia is doing Every Thing. To avoid WWIII.

    “Secretary of Defense Lloyd Austin, a former Raytheon board member, told reporters early in the war that it is his hope “to see Russia weakened to the degree that it can’t do the kinds of things that it has done.”

    The only goal is to attack, conquer, chop up, sell off, and destroy Russia and every Slav in it. But we’re not at war.

    “He said the West is intent on weakening Russia by proxy and won’t be able to sit it out. Sergei Ryabkov, Russia’s deputy foreign minister, told state television that Moscow has “repeatedly warned the U.S. about the consequences that may follow if the U.S. continues to flood Ukraine with weapons,”

    Again, they are showing the world and history they did Every. Thing. At great personal cost, almost to the point of losing, to avoid, oh, say, like the Death Star, pushing one button 5,000 miles away and leveling all NY with a tsunami-drone. You would think this would matter. Since the West no longer has reason, you cannot discuss consequences with them. There is no talk of using weapons, there remains only the use of the weapons to destroy them on the field. Everyone seems okay with this, because as already said, the West and all the people in it have lost all reason.

    Here, let me go down the street and ask the first 100 people what they think. They will be against it of course, but do nothing, consider it unreal, and not think on it ever again. Until they show up at my door after the bombs go off.

    ““The West still has some purely quantitative advantage over today’s Russia in the living standards and quality of life”

    Do they? There’s already no food in British grocers. Russia has heat. They did not declare nationwide martial law for two years. Not far to go.

    “Half a century ago, the West, with its classical democracy, was qualitatively superior to the then Soviet Union in all respects – both in terms of the living standards and quality of life, and in terms of democratic freedoms”

    Yes, but then we feverishly imported all the Soviet Socialist ways. Now we are qualitatively inferior, and well, Russia isn’t near a level of freedom we once had, but the direction of the tide on both sides isn’t good. In the largest sense, the global project was to “bring the people together.” “One world, under poverty. Spread widely.” So we export all work to cut wages, then import all immigrants to cut culture. Now the planet is advanced wildly toward being universally third world. Which is perfect as that is the structure for violent 3rd world dictators such as the Globalists and UN.

    The US is now Brazil, and can have Brazil/Argentine dictators, coups, ruling families, inflation, violence, and poverty while idiotic self-serving families like Kirchner prosper. Perfect. Otherwise we’d have to do work on merit, and we’re incapable of surviving that world.

    “Who are, in fact, hired according to the quotas – as it was practiced in the USSR”

    Yes, any method except merit. Because merit by definition leads to results, any method except merit leads to collapse. It’s not genius: if I keep hiring the person who grows the worst crops, eventually everyone goes hungry and the shelves are empty. Like in Britain. Nepotism as they practice as state religion, is a type of quota.

    “Russia … has to to acknowledge its defeat and live with that knowledge forever, giving up protection of its national interests.”

    Luongo pointed out a valuable thing: Russia and China are CULTURES. Roughly. You cannot defeat a CULTURE with bombs. It just keeps popping up. Look at Ireland. They are using methods and tactics of SYSTEMS on them (to be determined, but you get the idea). So they could collapse the SYSTEM of Russia, the government or rail lines perhaps. But it would just re-form back into the same thing.

    In the West we seem to have merged our legal, economic and cultural aspects, so if you take out our finance for instance, the Culture essentially collapses, or at least falls to a very low and chaotic level. This is especially true in America where our mixed Culture is essentially: “is it illegal?” Law is the culture. So they pass weird laws and the culture just steers willy-nilly, and recently against the people. This is on purpose here, with much trillions and decades of work to create it, but that won’t work on Russia, China, or other cultures.

    “Shedding blood, [in] he ‘holy’ city of Jerusalem. Should we mention the Inquisition or the Spanish and Portuguese atrocities in what we now call Latin America?”

    Again, he’s losing his mind. These two actions are 500 years apart and of strikingly different source and character. Why does “Western” culture start in 1,000AD? He has a (emotional) goal and grabs a bag of data to make it. So the purpose of the essay is a mystery to me; West = Bad? Russia has behaved as the West for most of its existence for some reason, sharing most of our faults.

    “Finland PM Sanna Marin Says Europe Is ‘Not Strong Enough’ without The US (G.)”

    She’s not wrong. But then they would have to follow the Trump Plan, be masculine, and pay 5% GDP for an earnest military. Also we’re leaving, so good luck.

    “Marin insisted Ukraine must be given “whatever it takes” to win the war,”

    That is, Ukraine must be given the entire country of Russia. For free. Same as Britain did for Israel. Then I suppose we give them $6B a year forever to support it too. Must be nice.

    “when Russia invaded Ukraine on 24 February, the priority of most Finns changed “overnight” to security.”

    I most seriously doubt this. Are they all going on war footing, enlisting, and doing the necessary war rationing, creating weapons, caching weapons, mining bridges like Switzerland? I didn’t think so. So the PEOPLE didn’t, and don’t. But wait: the LEADERS and Government doesn’t either, and don’t, as they’ve not taken or pushed those actions either. They’re a joke. A child-nation of child-people.

    Remember – or maybe you don’t – all the tin-pot dictators with a mop brush Epaulettes and a fortress of unearned medals on the WWI “Austrian-type” Generals you might see in Marx Brothers? This is what they are doing now, marching around on a castle square with tin horses aching for real action that turns out to be the mindless trenches of Verdun where horses and sabers are a distant memory. Fake, baby generals in a fake, playroom war.

    “Scholz is a mental midget representing a once great nation.”

    This is on purpose, like Liz Truss. Real politicos all bow out right now as bad timing to preserve careers for later, after the break. Don’t become the captain on a sinking ship. So the people who do apply have to be very stupid indeed.

    “Parroting Biden, he wants Russia to leave Ukraine and THEN talk.”

    First, completely and unconditionally surrender and ““Russia … has to to acknowledge its defeat and live with that knowledge forever, giving up protection of its national interests.” Then we’ll talk. Look at Germany at WWI!

    …Or maybe you don’t know that story. Germany signed a peace with the wretched Anglos and demobilized. The Anglos instantly RE-mobilized and then enforced any peace they felt like, as seen in the ruthless, punishing Treaty of Versailles. If Germany had not trusted them and demobilized by stages instead, WWII need not have happened, as Germany would have retained leverage at the discussions. Just another page in the catalog of crimes.

    Russia seems to be doing is keeping their special military operation moving along at a steady pace—not to fast and not too slow.”

    They are almost certainly trying to avoid a “Pearl Harbor” moment the West so desperately needs. And indeed, the West demands in public.(weird). So they have to bore the West so there is no public support for escalation. America for one never retreats but gets bored and wanders off like a 5-year-old as if the war never happened. If so, then fine, let’s arrange that.

    At the same time, Russia already tried NO war, with Minsk and negotiations. That was a fail, killing 14,000 valuable Russians. So it must be somewhere in-between, with visible progress.

    “Finally, it called up just 1% of reservists to relieve the pressure from the frontline troops”

    Sort of. The Frontline troops were all Donbass, with some Chechens thrown in. We’re only now seeing some number of Russians. Odd, you’d think that would be more publicized, but then we wouldn’t have the “Russia Invades” narrative instead of “Russia helps Ukrainian separatists a little more than usual” narrative.

    “the National Endowment for Democracy, the US State Department, various Soros-owned foundations and a wide assortment of Western grants and exchange programs have made serious inroads into Russia. The overall goal was to weaken and eventually dismember and destroy Russia, turning it into a compliant servant of Western governments and transnational corporations”

    This is not allegation, all those agencies openly say that is their goal. When Russia re-prints their press releases Russia is, of course, crazy.

    “EU’s Oil Cap May Result in ‘Violent’ Price Spikes – The Economist (RT)”

    It’s not uniform, what they say is a lie. One reason and method of control – which is the West’s sole weapon besides media/lies – is market rigging. The world is based on it. It’s the sole force of modern colonialism as Meloni just pointed out. Now, how do you have markets, but also rig them? People have to feel they’re real, or mostly. So allow normal people in. But the normal people can at times interfere with the price-fixing. At those times, you need to contract the market back to just insider participants. 6 insider banks, all cross-trading with each other in an illusion of volume, exactly as done with FTX s—t tokens, a self-issued currency. Where do you think they got it from?

    How to get people in and out of markets on command? In metals, sometimes they just raise margin 5x in a row, 500% in a week for no reason, forcing margin calls. But in oil they will increase or decrease volatility because only larger players can survive high volatility, having as they do, no legal, financial, or monetary requirements. Any amount of leverage is covered by central banks until the escalating bet folds, house wins. Always. Only subsidized players can survive zero volatility either, as there is no motion for profits. Same game.

    So I suspect the price-fixing has some market arcana to do with this since it obviously won’t work as advertised. They can set the cap, then pre-position and break the cap, making billions on the trade they themselves created.

    Note: none of it makes more oil come out of the ground. But it WILL steal more money from anyone productive in the West.

    What happens after NATO intervenes in your country on this basis?” Daly asked EU lawmakers. “Terror, death, lawlessness, rape, poverty, starvation.”

    Yes, and that’s the POINT. “Nice country you got here. Terrible if something should happen to it.” Now buy some mispriced derivatives.

    “Switzerland Considers Electric Vehicle Ban to Avoid Blackouts (OP)”

    We moved to electric cars so we could NOT have electric cars. Got it.

    “Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau left many of us gobsmacked this week when he denounced China for its crackdown on protesters.”

    It has been great to see people notice this for a change.

    “Max Keiser about Bankman-Fried’s conduct at FTX”

    Sound like these guys could use a trustless currency. You know the kind of unique thing that exists only on a “blockchain” so there is no bank or trading house in the middle? To make fraud, own your stuff, and go bankrupt?

    They left the frying pan to go pile up a bonfire with themselves in the middle of it. I can’t cure this, and neither can Bitcoin. We handed them a gun, so they shot themselves in the face with it. I admit I did not see that coming.

    #122521
    zerosum
    Participant

    Deny,Deny,Deny,Deny, the truth
    1. Julian Paul Assange, WikiLeaks in 2006, leaks, in 2010, provided by U.S. Army intelligence analyst Chelsea Manning.
    2. Edward Snowden, leaked highly classified information from the National Security Agency (NSA) in 2013.
    3. -matt-taibbi – Elon Musk, Hunter Biden laptop saga
    Finally, it will be very interesting to see which “independent”, “impartial” and “objective” members of the Mainstream Media cover the Twitter Files, which unlike all that Russia collusion bullshit, was a real and actionable attempt to interfere with US democracy by covering up one of the most explosive political stories of a generation, not to mention an event that would have swayed the 2020 presidential election.

    Musk later tweeted a link to the account of independent journalist Matt Taibbi, who was posting potentially redacted emails from Twitter employees.
    And this is what Taibbi has been tweeting in the past few minutes (link here):

    Reaction of the Mainstream Media
    https://www.tampafp.com/corporate-media-liberals-circle-the-wagon-attack-matt-taibbi-for-unveiling-twitter-files/
    Corporate Media, Liberals Circle The Wagon, Attack Matt Taibbi For Unveiling ‘Twitter Files’

    “Imagine throwing it all away to do PR work for the richest person in the world,” NBC reporter Ben Collins tweeted. “Humiliating shit.”

    “Matt Taibbi…what [a] sad, disgraceful downfall. I swear, kids, he did good work back in the day,” Daily Beast columnist Wajahat Ali posted. “Should be a cautionary tale for everyone. Selling your soul for the richest white nationalist on Earth. Well, he’ll eat well for the rest of his life I guess. But is it worth it?”

    “It’s true: in 2014, I taught Matt Taibbi keyboard shortcuts for copy and paste,” CNN correspondent Elspeth Reeve tweeted. “If I had not done that, maybe all this could have been averted. I am deeply sorry.”

    “Matt Taibbi always was, and still remains, a fraud,” Democratic pollster Matt McDermott posted. “Doing PR for the richest person in the world should come as no surprise.”

    “Forget any ‘Just Say No’ or ‘This Is Your Brain On’ ad, instead show folks the before and after writing & critical thinking skills of Matt Taibbi,” former Biden ad writer Cliff Schecter tweeted.

    https://www.bing.com/news/search?q=taibbi+matt&FORM=EWRE&qpvt=taibbi+matt

    #122522
    Oroboros
    Participant

    Blood Drinking Satanist Yuval Harari says the ‘silent part’ out loud.

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    #122524
    greco
    Participant

    Dali in his painting of 1926 was looking into the future. The woman on the right side of the picture is checking messages on her cellphone.

    #122525
    Oroboros
    Participant

    Scholz is a Putz

    putz
    [ˌpəts, ˌpo͝ots]

    NOUN
    informal:
    a stupid or worthless person:

    idiot
    halfwit
    nincompoop
    blockhead
    buffoon
    dunce
    dolt

    NORTH AMERICAN
    vulgar slang
    a penis.

    .

    #122526
    Oroboros
    Participant

    “Trudy, like Fauci, should henceforth only be allowed to speak in a courtroom. Under oath.”

    Turdeau and his cock-hold faux-father with his real Daddy

    Margaret loved Fidel

    .

    #122527
    zerosum
    Participant

    https://www.rt.com/news/567604-germany-migration-crisis-ukraine/
    In recent months, various European countries have been stocking up on food and other supplies in anticipation of a winter influx of Ukrainian refugees.
    Germany ‘sleepwalking’ into new migration crisis – top MEP
    Berlin is ignoring the challenges linked to Ukrainian refugees, Manfred Weber has said

    #122528
    Noirette
    Participant

    SPLASH (add it to sites to visit..) has an interesting article about the oil price cap. ( -> EU has agreed on a $60 a barrel price cap on R seaborne oil.)

    excerpts:

    Market players manage to evade sanctions on Iranian and Venezuelan oil through ship-to-ship transfers, illicit tanker trade, and crude blending. Refiners and other buyers will probably find ways to beat the proposed requirements for trading Russian oil. They may seek letters of credit from multiple banks or use several subsidiaries ..

    (…)

    Russian shipowners are facing refusals from the Chinese authorities and companies regarding the recognition of insurance documents for ships and cargoes issued by the above-mentioned insurance companies,” he said at the conference on Tuesday as reported by RIA Novosti.

    dec 2 2022. https://bit.ly/3gXk1ZI

    Import of R oil to the EU (non-EU Europe excl.) has sagged but by no means to the degree that ppl imagine. This chart is from Statista (paywalled, link is to pirate copy at Reddit) gives an overall glom.

    https://bit.ly/3ueG94w

    -> in volume. There is def. a trend down in exports from R – note the big rise from Sept. to Oct. 22.

    #122529
    Afewknowthetruth
    Participant

    “Trudy, like Fauci, should henceforth only be allowed to speak in a courtroom. Under oath.”

    It wouldn’t help. Professional liars and psychopaths lie in court under oath just as much as out of court and not under oath.

    Police officers lie. Court officials lie. Witnesses under oath lie. Judges lie. Economists lie. Accountants lie. Advertisers lie. Health professionals lie. CEOs of corporations and banks lie. Politicians lie continuously. Bureaucrats lie continuously.

    The heads of the institutions that supposedly provide ‘checks and balances’ and oversight lie.

    The vast majority of the parasites that infest NATO nations and pretend to be leaders are of the same ilk as Tony B Liar. Rapacious thieves who will say anything to get more money and gain or retain power.

    The only thing that might help detect truth from lies might be a lie detector. But I’m not sure that lie detectors work for reptiles.

    The other problem is that people who are psychotic believe their own lies, so the normal lie response may not be triggered.

    The safest bet is to assume that everything Trudeau or any other of the psychopaths that constitute NATOstan governments say is a lie. Because it is. And that is why they have zero credibility.

    #122530
    The Markster
    Participant

    So nice to see Dmitry Orlov making sense as always, but then again he is the man who saved my life with a single blog post/psychic thunderbolt almost exactly 13 years ago. Back in the days of the Great Recession and grokking peak everything and the looming demise of the petrodollar you suck empire (kudos to Dr. D for the naming). Same time I started following this site. Quite a journey this slowmo collapse thing has been!

    Life in this insane, dying culture may be bleak and lonely sometimes, but is a real kick seeing things unfold with open eyes, in all their horror and banal viciousness, and still being able to laugh and be amazed and grateful for each day.

    Thanks Ilargi for your work here, it is making a difference to me and surely many others. Felt good sending the check last month and I will make it quarterly going forward. ☮️

    #122532
    Afewknowthetruth
    Participant

    The latest fiasco, the new bomber that costs nearly $1 billion each and hasn’t even been properly developed yet.

    Russia has effective bombers produced for a tiny fraction of the cost.

    #122533
    morongobill
    Participant

    Speaking of FTX and that shortpantsed ceo of theirs, Hedge TV had Marc Cohodes on in October 12?
    and he eviscerated the company and the ceo, called them out as a fraud a month before the collapse. I recommend you watch the interview starting around 31:00.

    First, Cohodes hilariously rants about how he is 19/20 winning trading against ceo’s who wear wigs then really goes into FTX. This is a great watch, too good to miss and Marc explains it simply.

    #122535
    Noirette
    Participant

    By Fabio Vighi, long.

    A self-fulfilling prophecy: Systemic collapse and Pandemic simulation.

    Fleshes out the idea that the Pandemic was pushed forward to deal with, and conceal, an economic disaster. excerpt re. one aspect:

    The only thing that matters for the clique directing the health emergency orchestra is to feed the profit-making machine, and every move is planned to this end, with the support of a political and media front motivated by opportunism.

    If the military industry needs wars, the pharmaceutical industry needs diseases.

    It is no coincidence that ‘public health’ is by far the most profitable sector of the world economy, to the extent that Big Pharma spends about three times as much as Big Oil and twice as much as Big Tech on lobbying.

    The potentially endless demand for vaccines and experimental gene concoctions offers pharmaceutical cartels the prospect of almost unlimited profit streams, especially when guaranteed by mass vaccination programmes subsidised by public money.

    Why have all Covid treatments been criminally banned or sabotaged? (…)

    From the Philsophical Salon.

    https://bit.ly/3VQNHGr

    #122539
    boscohorowitz
    Participant

    “Regarding the myth of the great wealth of Russia. The same can be said for Canada too. After all Canada’s north is exactly the same as Rusdia’s north. I have been in both countries’ north and I couldn’t tell the difference. They both are full of black flies and mosquitoes!

    “What most people forget is the vastness of both countries’ northern areas. Distances are so great that most people can’t fathom how far away a given place in the north is. They greatly under estimate the difficulties involved in exploiting any riches found up north.”

    Like everything about life on earth, it all depends on the entropy differential. In 1890, northern Minnesota was way far from Pittsburgh. But the Mississippi/Great Lakes/St. Lawrence waterways/emerging rail networks (themselves built of coal and steel) made it efficient to mine the Mesabi range, manufacture ore in Pittsburgh will Allegheny/Appalachian coal, and turn them into cars in Detroit and skyscrapers all over hell and back.

    Russia’s EROEI on pert near everything kicks global butt these days. It can afford to build railways to inner Siberia and build whole cities if needed, and has a northern waterway opening up as the Arctic ice cap turns into transportationally accommodating slush. It has large export markets just south of Siberia all the way to Australia. But it’s gonna want more people when this WWIII dust-up is over.

    “Another thing people forget is how empty the north really is. There is a bloody good reason why very few people live up north! The land simply can not support very many humans living up north. You can’t grow any food up there. Even if you could grow food up north, there is no top soil to be found!”

    Agriculture is inevitably tied up with climate, as Siberia’s is not the most forgiving or lenient. Siberia does not get warmth from the Atlantic Ocean because of the barriers of Europe and the Ural Mountains, or from the warmer climes of Central Asia because of the mountains to its south and the mountains of the Russian Far East. Therefore, the only side of Siberia which is not blocked off by a geographical barrier is the north, opening up the area to the bitter cold of the Arctic Ocean. To add to these agricultural disadvantages, most of Siberia’s soil is acidic podsol, which is not a good match for agriculture. However, there are rich, fertile black earth belts in the southwest (known as chernozem), as well as scattered pockets of rich land in other parts of southern Siberia.[2] Despite the many drawbacks for cultivating Siberia lands, there exists a multitude of rivers and lakes that can be put to use for irrigation.[3]

    In terms of geographical location, there are two main agricultural centers in the fertile areas of Western Siberia, one being near the Urals in the Tobolsky District and the other located on the upper Ob River around the city of Tomsk.[4] Despite the much more favorable conditions that prevail in these western parts, there do exist, however, pockets of suitable farming lands to the east.[5] All of these combined areas were fertile enough, in fact, to necessitate the “Siberian tariff” of 1897, which was an increased rate on transport of butter and grain by rail to European Russia. This measure, which lasted until 1913, was enacted in order to protect European Russian farmers from the very cheap Siberian agricultural goods flooding in from the newly built Trans-Siberian Railway (which had decreased the price of shipping from Siberia by 5-6 times).[6] Therefore, while the climate and geography posed difficulties for the Siberian farmer, there was still agricultural success to be had in the region.

    It’s not all black and white. Besides, northern podsoils support many large ruminants like reindeer, and meat is a popular food item.

    “Any transportation networks have to be built and supported by relatively small populations. These small populations can only support so much.”

    That’s why immigrants are so popular. An extreme example:
    https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Hashima_Island

    ***

    Looks like Elon has incubated his own private black swan. The man’s a delusional fruitcake but also a genius with titanium testicles and a chromium toilet. He has, with his Twitter move, created a major mediaplex tapping into everything from Julian Assange, the man and his work, to half a decade (at least) of DNC-entric malfeasance of very high and very lurid quality (legitimizing Hunter’s laptop, for example)…

    We now get to watch, I believe, the best laid plans of a buncha mice-men gang agley while a major rat-man of uncanny savvy (Elon) saves his ass from his trail of colossal graft and inevitable failure. For awhile, at least, but probably long enough to be a major kingmaker in whatever USA politics becomes.

    Would any crazy mice-men try to destroy the internet in order to prevent the above from happening? Do they have such power? Is some creep-in-charge working to release the Kraken worm or digicovid onto the internet? Someone on substack will, I’m sure, tell us all about it real soon.

    #122540
    boscohorowitz
    Participant

    As usual (per my money), Orlov’s logic is impeccable. He still won’t address Russia’s disastrous covid policy, but then, he’s a citizen of a nation experiencing existential war with the entities who created the covid nightmare, so I have to respect this info blackout for sake of public morale. In real existential war, one wins the war at home AFTER one wins the war at one’s borders. It’s just how it’s done.

    Stooping to mere gossip, I ask what does Redneck think he is doing with his incessant attempts to make the Russia/China/Iran/India alliance look weak and evil? Evil is universal; weakness is not: and that alliance is much stronger than Euromerica’s Natostani circle-jerk.

    ***

    There was discussion of Dr. Malone suing Dr. Breggin et al. I don’t recall seeing this link posted here:

    Just the facts Robert W Malone, MD, MS vs Peter R. Breggin, MD et al

    ***

    Today’s Yogi tea tag mantra: Inner peace creates peace in the world.

    Relevant song:

    Joe Zawinul wrote/improvised this tune in 5 minutes as some sort of salute to his father who had just passed away. It was meant to be played at his funeral.

    ABout Joe: “Newly married to his wife Maxine (also recognized as the first African-American Playboy bunny), and with a growing family (the couple raised three sons), Zawinul received a tempting offer in the late 1960s: the chance to realize his originally frustrated dream of performing with Ella Fitzgerald. Promoter Norman Granz offered him a salary of $1,400 a week to fill the vacant keyboard spot in Fitzgerald’s band, a substantial raise from the $300 a week he was making with Adderley. But Zawinul by that time was closely following Miles Davis’s new experiments in fusing rock and jazz, and he felt he had original ideas of his own in that vein. He asked Granz for five minutes to consider the offer and consulted Maxine, who, as Zawinul recalled to Walters, said “No. You do what you have to do. I can make do with $300 and I have time to wait until you have your thing.”

    It not only takes a village, it takes a good person with a good person beside them, hetero, homo, interplanetary… a good-pair-bonding tends to make or break our persons.

    ***

    Merry Muzak. You Will Be Merry or Else!

    Mrs. Claus

    I’d do her. She’s a hot old broad:

    #122541
    boscohorowitz
    Participant

    “What I’m saying is that those seriously mentally ill bastards are a Cabal that knowingly and explicitly conspires to kill humankind. That’s not conjecture. The documentation is overwhelming. It’s just so painful to look at that many people would rather die than look.”

    If one replaces “humankind” with “people”, I can agree. They don’t much seem to care who they kill. But this planned depop of humanity thing has been blown as a belief-bubble that is far larger than the evidence will support. Planned population depop is not a reliably established fact just because the likes of Bill Gates reiterate what half the common people have said at some point in their lives: We need to reduce the population. Every other Boomer has said that. Every other Boomer has also said they would never bring babies into a world like this. Most of them procreated anyway.
    There is very reliable evidence that TPTB don’t much care how/how many gets killed, that they start wars just to make money, but there is no firmly established proof that they are deliberately reducing the numbers of slaves on whose existence their verry wealth and power depend.

    I do myself firmly believe that there is ample evidence to support the notion that TPTB are plenty stupid enough, by way of mental illness and the blindness of Gilded Tower lifestyles, to do such a thing (major depop) by sheer incompetence, compulsive greed, rigidly dogmatic thinking, and lives consumed by perverse addictions.

    But that’s just my opinion, and I ain’t in any mood to debate it. Doing so ain’t gonna save a single.starving.orphan to prove me right or someone else wrong in online discussions with little material effect on action. Doing so won’t even soothe the ruffled egos of those debating in order to soothe their ruffled egos. It’s mostly a compulsion we indulge to smooth our existential dreadlocks into less knotty emotional tresses (and granny-knot blackjacked metaphors like that one).

    Besides, I think today’s C&H explains it better than I did:

    #122542
    Oroboros
    Participant

    Empire of Lies B-21 ‘Boondoggle’ is currently guesstimated to cost $753 million EACH

    The Russian S-550s have it’s Official nick name “Bambi McBomberphuck’ chalked on it’s warheads already.

    The S-550 can use them as Skeet Targets!

    #122543
    Oroboros
    Participant

    What if Billie Jean was Irish

    #122545
    Afewknowthetruth
    Participant

    ‘I ask what does Redneck think he is doing with his incessant attempts to make the Russia/China/Iran/India alliance look weak and evil?’

    Fulfilling the terms of his contract with the CIA/WEF/US Deep State/City of London/ NATO Cabal of Psychopaths?

    #122546
    Noirette
    Participant

    “Declassified Australia exposes and analyses a massive secret propaganda operation being run out of the US, that has been buried by Western media.” by Peter Cronau. 22 Sep, 2022

    ‘We believe this activity represents the most extensive case of covert pro-Western IO [Information Operation] on social media to be reviewed and analysed by open-source researchers to date,’ say the researchers from Stanford University and internet research firm, Graphika.

    The researchers found most of the Information Operation ‘likely originated in the United States’. From there it ran a massive, interconnected web of automated ‘bot’ accounts on Twitter, Facebook, and other social media platforms.

    Lots of analysis….

    from declassified australia. https://bit.ly/3FyarWN

    #122547
    Afewknowthetruth
    Participant

    ‘There is very reliable evidence that TPTB don’t much care how/how many gets killed, that they start wars just to make money, but there is no firmly established proof that they are deliberately reducing the numbers of slaves on whose existence their verry wealth and power depend.’

    As I understand it, TPTB don’t need to start wars to make money: that function is assigned to the central banks and their derivatives, ‘the markets’.

    The running of drugs and money-laundering in places like Kiev, along with the fake medical systems and fake education systems, also play an important role. Tourism is an effective way of creating fake wealth and redistributing fiat currencies amongst members if the gang, which is why it is incessantly promoted.

    TPTB start wars to establish or retain control over the flow of resources from poor nations to rich nations, and to redistribute resource-generated wealth amongst members of their gang.

    In order to keep these scams running NATOstan TPTB need to mind-control the populaces of ‘developed nations’ via blatant lies, incessant propaganda and frequent ‘two minutes of hate’ sessions.

    ‘no firmly established proof that they are deliberately reducing the numbers of slaves on whose existence their verry wealth and power depend.’

    I used to think that way, but the TPTB insistence on jabbing young people with lethal jabs -all done under the cover of blatant lies- does suggest they want to kill of a large portion of the populace.

    #122548
    WES
    Participant

    So the goverment head of financial regulations, Gary Gensler, says he needs the power to regulate the FTX scam! No wonder Bankman-Fried is not worried about being criminally charged with fraud! Gensler just publically announced that he isn’t going to investigate the DNC’s swindle (because he doesn’t have the power)!

    I don’t know how those FTX swindled folks are going to take this, but trying to use civil courts to get any of the missing money back looks pretty futile, especially since the crooks involved, the DNC, also run the government, and also make the laws.

    A rock solid legal case for “Rules for you, but not for me”.

    #122549
    Afewknowthetruth
    Participant

    “WEF globalist are trying to kill off small farmers in Peru…”

    #122550
    Dr. D
    Participant

    Redneck’s job is to keep us honest in not perhaps saying Russia is so powerful they can conquer the United States and occupy Europe, and China is not so good we’d all love to move there.

    ““Declassified Australia exposes and analyses a massive secret propaganda operation being run out of the US”

    Secret to who? We all knew these things were CIA front back when AskJeeves was taken out. Glad to hear it, I guess.

    They’re like the UFO guys: “When will there be disclosure?” When will they admit UFOs? They ALREADY HAVE. 25 times. On and on for 50 years. Just last year there was a mass US Navy drop of live videos everyone can watch that were covered by major news outlets. Just the people are dumb as a post and it bounced off their thick, rock-hard heads.

    Same here. There has been disclosure every day since they were founded. Then one intern from the company’s own PR department says, “No it isn’t” and poof, that’s the reality we all go with.

    ‘no firmly established proof that they are deliberately reducing the numbers of slaves”

    Similar to the above in non-stop denial. Yes, and it’s hard to take when we were the one being fooled by nothing. Wanting, deciding, choosing to be fooled with nearly no cover up. Facts wide out in the open for decades, hundreds of statements, papers, court cases. Look THE VP of PFIZER TOLD YOU THIS WAS GENOCIDE. “Yes, but the PR intern they hired last Monday says he’s crazy.” Okay, go wit that then. We all wake up in our own time. I’m not sure why. And try not to be too hard on ourselves and others, but it is a certain mystery.

    Dore covered the FTX, which I missed, here clearly repeating himself to the implanted earpiece of the very expensive legal team that he has answering for him. Gensler’s, Biden’s and his lawyer parent’s from Stanford, I expect. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=OpuRpsxSvN0

    Why not? Same earpiece Biden has: the best money can buy. Repeat, end line.

    Why is he talking? He was asked, as no sane lawyer would advise it? Because he works for the lawyers of the DNC/DoJ’s own DA. Thus he’s so safe and relaxed.

    Missed from last week, the target of that Ukrainian defense missile wasn’t the grain elevator, it was a nearby fertilizer depot that would have gone great on camera AND blown up the evidence. It’s a good thing they’re Nazis and like Stormtroopers can’t shoot straight or we’d all be in trouble.

    #122551
    Afewknowthetruth
    Participant

    The criminals are attempting to play down Ukraine, now that they are out almost of weapons to send.

    Interestingly, (not in this video but in Brian Berletic’s) France is highly dependent on Russia to keep its nuclear reactors generating electricity.

    Criminal-clown world persists a little longer, with their fantasy world getting ever more fantastic as time passes.

    (No ‘elites’, that Alex refers to, just totalitarian fascists)

    #122552
    zerosum
    Participant

    Russia says it will not accept oil price cap
    The cap, approved on Friday, is aimed at stopping countries paying more than $60 (£48) for a barrel of seaborne Russian crude oil.
    No ruble, no oil
    https://www.xe.com/currencyconverter/convert/?Amount=1&From=USD&To=RUB
    1.00 US Dollar = 62.574225 Russian Rubles

    https://oilprice.com/oil-price-charts/#WTI-Crude
    WTI Crude (December Contract)
    US$ 79.98

    #122553
    boscohorowitz
    Participant

    Beijing hoists the flag of surrender Central government weakness is the big unreported story

    ***

    “Redneck’s job is to keep us honest in not perhaps saying Russia is so powerful they can conquer the United States and occupy Europe, and China is not so good we’d all love to move there.”

    I wasn’t aware those ideas were even under consideration.
    ***

    ” Look THE VP of PFIZER TOLD YOU THIS WAS GENOCIDE.”

    Fuck the topic, but truth is truth. He did not say that. He said this:

    Sometimes it’s not just a matter of ‘No, you’re wrong’, it’s a matter of No, you’re lying.

    You do that a lot, Doc. I think you justify it under some ‘all is fair in love and war’ rubric. But oh well. Your ego, my ego, alla samee, whatevs. But I have a thing about truth and it being rep[resented in fidelity to the facts, not one’s personal interpretation, especially that of motive inference.

    ” 1. The Twin-Verses
    What we are is the result of what we have thought,
    is built by our thoughts, is made up of our thoughts.
    If one speaks or acts with an impure thought,
    suffering follows one,
    like the wheel of the cart follows the foot of the ox.

    “What we are is the result of what we have thought,
    is built by our thoughts, is made up of our thoughts.
    If one speaks or acts with a pure thought,
    happiness follows one,
    like a shadow that never leaves.

    “They insulted me; they hurt me;
    they defeated me; they cheated me.”

    In those who do not harbor such thoughts,
    hate will cease.

    “For hate is never conquered by hate.
    Hate is conquered by love.
    This is an eternal law.
    Many do not realize that we must all come to an end here;
    but those who do realize this, end their quarrels at once.”

    As I’ve said before, Jesus said Love Thine Enemies. He didn’t say, therefore, never oppose them. Just to quit obsessing over them and if so, then who knows, maybe the energy that releases might actually improve the situation a bit. Wanna put a bullet in the forehead of a few Pfizer-execs, I’ll understand,. Wanna spend day after day bitching over the Same Old Shit, often exaggerating or falsifying facts in order to be “right” and one earns a resigned oy vey from mr. horowitz.

    #122554
    Sergory
    Participant
    #122555
    D Benton Smith
    Participant

    Homicide investigation (and by extension, GENOCIDE investigations) do NOT begin with the question of whether or not the capacity for deliberate premeditated taking of human life lurks in the human heart.

    It starts with a dead body, and just ONE question: “How did this death come about?”, and works backward in time from there.

    In all my life I have NEVER heard of a Homicide Detective decide to just skip it this time because people are just too nice and logically foreword thinking to have caused that death on purpose

    Notice the dead bodies. Follow the evidence. Avoid ignoring or dismissing facts for prejudicial reasons prior to thorough inspection. Continue on back the causal chain of effects until reaching the only possible conclusion. Arthur Conan Doyle nailed it. Think like that.

    #122556
    Dr D Rich
    Participant

    “WEF advisor Yuval Harari: “We just don’t need the vast majority of the population in today’s world”

    The question isn’t whether WEF Advisor Yuval is a psychopath, malignant narcissist or Industrial-scale, megalomaniacal serial killer since he admits to a callous disregard for the existence, welfare and well-being of several billion people not named him.
    The question is who chose, selected or promoted this malevolent nitwit along the arc of his career given his obvious disqualification. Or as others suggested perhaps the system has been busy concentrating these Antisocial Personality Disordered types among the Leadership class.

    I mean, after all, choosing who should live or die is a pretty f*cking difficult question and we, (the we to whom Yuval refers) shouldn’t allow ordinary human emotions impede our rational thought process.

    Additionally it was Dr. D who made reference to alcohol today:

    Two thoughts on Alcoholic Games.

    1. Does it occur to people that the recent Obama video throwing “shade” on Herschel Walker depicts a “lit” former president as in the Stutterer in Chief could never pull off suave and debonair publicly until he tied one on?

    2. If indeed Musk is playing Antithesis in this outing game with Twitter executives, then the outcome is predetermined. Musk will end up in: A. Court/Jail, B. Emergency room or C. Morgue

    No wonder Barack was out shilling for Warnock. Preachers gotta preach

    #122557
    Dr. D
    Participant

    I think it was this one. Hunter presses him, which may not be entirely proper, but he’s not all that reluctant to say so. https://usawatchdog.com/cv19-virus-vax-about-control-not-health-dr-michael-yeadon/

    This is a VP of Pfizer saying mass death was intentional, there is no other explanation. (Note, this is memory, I didn’t have time to relisten the whole hour)

    I didn’t have any opinion on the other commenters in the matter simply the fact “VP Said.”

    #122558
    D Benton Smith
    Participant

    An open letter to Professor Yuval Harari:

    Dear Yuvie

    I heard you say recently that, “We just don’t need the vast majority of the population in today’s world” .

    That’s funny, because I was thinking pretty much the same thing about quaintly irrelevant haplessly dependent academics and overstaffed duplicative institutionalists such as yourself and your “drinking” buddies. Ah well, we don’t all have to agree. Live and let live is my motto.

    Unless you and your “drinking” buddies (the ones referenced with the pronoun “we” without its antecedent noun) want to renege on that live and let live deal, in which case I’m sure that other arrangements can be made.

    Sincerely,
    The 99.9 %

    #122559
    zerosum
    Participant

    Would vultures be the right name for those that scrounge/pick up useable/valuables items from the battlefield?
    Nigeria’s President Says West-Supplied Weapons In Ukraine Are ‘Filtering’ Into Africa

    #122560
    boscohorowitz
    Participant
    #122561
    boscohorowitz
    Participant

    “This is a VP of Pfizer saying mass death was intentional, there is no other explanation. (Note, this is memory, I didn’t have time to relisten the whole hour)”

    I don’t have time to listen a whole hour either, Doc. And even if I had that hour to spare, your reputation for exaggeration and occasional falsification (be it deliberate or merely credulous) precedes you here.

    Is there massive collusion regarding covid? Of course. Does that mean massive collusion to deliberately wipe out a major chunk of the population? No. Words are silly but they matter immensely in human reality. For this reason, it is wise, imo, not to use our silly words in less than accurate ways, that is, when one is trying to be and be taken seriously. If one is using them to be silly, well, I’m all for that. But not when discussing genocide,

    And still, no orphans are saved.

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