Jan 132023
 


Steve Schapiro Muhammad Ali, Monopoly, Louisville, KY 1963

 

Report Links Hunter Biden To Classified Files Found in Joe Biden’s Garage (KB)
‘This Is Election Interference’: House Oversight Veteran on Biden Files (ET)
Key ‘Russian Bots’ Claim Was False – Twitter Documents (RT)
Ukraine Suffered A Humiliating Defeat In Soledar (Ugolny)
Where Might Russia Commit Forces On An Offensive? (Big Serge)
Russia Reacts To Turkish Support Of Zelensky’s ‘Peace Plan’ (RT)
Nord Stream Attack: The Case Nobody Wants Solved (Celente)
7 Facts Fauci Knew But Hid From the Public (CHD)
Senator Questions CDC on Why It Expected 100s of Vaccine Adverse Events (ET)
Former Employees Sue ESPN After Being Fired for COVID-19 Vaccine Refusal (ET)
A Tale of Two Cultures -America and Russia (Moglia)
Everything Upside Down (Dionísio)
Britain and EU Enter Talks To Settle Brexit Disputes (RT)
Nixon Threatened to Reveal CIA Involvement in Kennedy Assassination (Stone)

 

 

 

 

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Hunter’s garage?! What are the odds Joe is being set up?

Report Links Hunter Biden To Classified Files Found in Joe Biden’s Garage (KB)

President Joe Biden has finally found himself on the wrong side of a special counsel investigation. On Thursday, Attorney General Merrick Garland announced that is appointing a special counsel to investigate the classified documents found in President Joe Biden’s private office and home. “Attorney General Merrick Garland has appointed a special counsel to take over the investigation into President Joe Biden’s potential mishandling of classified documents,” CNN reported. “The special counsel is Robert Hur.” “Two special prosecutors have been appointed,” CNN also reported. In contrast to Donald Trump storing the documents he declassified as president and storing them at a safe storage facility at Mar-a-Lago, Joe Biden took the documents while vice president and they remain classified to this day.

And to make matters worse, it came out that a second batch of classified documents were found at his Wilmington home garage. These are in addition to those found in a think tank closet at the Penn Biden Center office in Washington, D.C. There are even reports of a third batch of classified documents that have been discovered. Biden went off-script talking to Fox News’ Peter Doocy about the security of his garage by claiming that is where he keeps his “Corvette.” “Classified material next to your Corvette! What were you thinking?” Doocy said to the President in response. Biden defended himself by saying, “My Corvette is in a locked garage, OK? So it’s not like they’re sitting out on the street.” Biden was so brazen about his illegal activity that he actually filmed a campaign video with his corvette in 2021. One can see stacks of boxes in the back of the garage where the classified documents were reportedly found.

Legal analyst Jonathan Turley reacted to the development on the documents being found in Biden’s garage. “The President just said that the documents found in his garage are in a ‘locked garage’ like his corvette,” Turley said. “The corvette standard is actually not in classified protocols…” “The corvette statement was remarkably ill-considered,” he added. “It was a cringe-worthy moment. After being given a carefully worded statement by his lawyers and staff, the President ad-libbed and suggested that his locked garage was a secure space for classified material.” Miranda Devine, author of the “Laptop from Hell,” has added a new twist to the story: Hunter Biden claimed he owned the house where Biden kept the classified documents. Devine provides the document showing Hunter Biden claiming to own the house. The address also appears on a copy of Hunter Biden’s driver’s license.

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People suggesting a third batch was found.

‘This Is Election Interference’: House Oversight Veteran on Biden Files (ET)

A House Oversight Committee veteran said the delay in publicizing President Joe Biden’s retention of classified documents from his time as vice president amounts to election interference. “The documents were allegedly discovered on Nov. 2. The midterms are on Nov. 8. To me, this is election interference by omission,” Mike Howell said in a Jan. 11 interview with The Epoch Times.“Does anyone think if this had been President Trump or any other Republican, the news wouldn’t have been leaked immediately for political gain? We needn’t wonder—just look at all the affirmative updates, releases, and leaks in the Trump case,” he said in a Jan. 10 statement.

Howell was an attorney for the Department of Homeland Security under President Donald Trump. He previously worked as a lawyer on the House Oversight Committee as well as the Senate Homeland Security and Governmental Affairs Committee. He now leads the Oversight Project at The Heritage Foundation, a conservative think tank. Heritage Oversight is, in Howell’s words, “suing the Biden administration aggressively” over Freedom of Information Act (FOIA) requests. “We’re gathering as much as we can and hoping that Congress makes use of it,” he said, noting that FOIA lawsuits are just one of the organization’s tactics. Notably, Heritage Oversight obtained an email to Secretary of Homeland Security Alejandro Mayorkas that shows that he knew Haitian migrants weren’t whipped by Border Patrol agents at Del Rio, Texas, by Sept. 24, 2021.

Yet during a press conference that same day, Mayorkas offered no clarification on the whipping allegations, instead saying that the images “painfully conjured up the worst elements of our nation’s ongoing battle against systemic racism.” “He [Mayorkas] chose to ignore the information to preserve the far-left narrative on this whole incident,” Howell said in a 2022 Heritage Foundation interview. Heritage Oversight filed FOIA requests with the Department of Justice and the National Archives and Records Administration (NARA) regarding the classified materials found at the Penn Biden Center. “Why was this information not made public prior [to] the election? It likely would have had substantial electoral salience,” Howell wrote in his FOIA request to the Department of Justice.

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“..one of the greatest outbreaks of mass delusion in US history..”

Key ‘Russian Bots’ Claim Was False – Twitter Documents (RT)

Twitter executives knew that several hashtags denounced by leading congressional Democrats and corporate media as “Russian disinformation” were a product of authentic Americans, but chose not to say so in public, journalist Matt Taibbi revealed on Thursday. Taibbi has been publishing the “Twitter Files,” internal company documents provided by the company’s new owner, Elon Musk, since early December. Evidence published so far shed light on the censorship of key stories ahead of the 2020 presidential election, FBI pressure, direct White House interference on Covid-19 matters, and the banning of Donald Trump – the sitting US president at the time.

Thursday’s revelations concern the events of January and February 2018 and the memo by Republican Congressman Devin Nunes of California detailing how the FBI used the “Steele Dossier” to spy on Trump’s campaign and presidency. Democrats and major media outlets denounced Nunes in what Taibbi described as “oddly identical language,” while attributing the calls to #ReleaseTheMemo to “Russian bots” and “trolls.” Senator Dianne Feinstein and Congressman Adam Schiff – ranking Democrats in the Senate and House intelligence committees – wrote to Twitter on January 23, 2018, claiming that #ReleaseTheMemo “gained the immediate attention and assistance of social media accounts linked to Russian influence operations.”

Another Democrat, Connecticut Senator Richard Blumenthal, followed up with a letter denouncing as “reprehensible that Russian agents have so eagerly manipulated innocent Americans.” Twitter, however, “found no evidence, as in zero, that Russians were anywhere near this story,” Taibbi wrote on Substack. Trust and Safety chief Yoel Roth personally reviewed the accounts that started the hashtag and found “none of them show any signs of affiliation to Russia.” The engagement was “overwhelmingly organic” and driven by prominent real people, Roth found. He also noted that Schiff, Feinstein and Blumenthal all pointed to the same source – the “Hamilton68 dashboard,” run by an outfit calling itself the Alliance for Securing Democracy (ASD). “All the swirl is based on Hamilton,” he wrote.

Documents show that Twitter executives eventually realized that Democrats weren’t looking for solutions, but were just using the Russia accusation to push them further. One executive even compared it to the children’s book ‘If You Give a Mouse a Cookie’. Yet for some reason, the company chose not to say so publicly, allowing Democrats and the media to continue blaming “Russian bots” for any problems in US society – government shutdowns, school shootings, gun control, etc. “By spreading the Russia collusion hoax, they instigated one of the greatest outbreaks of mass delusion in US history,” Nunes told Taibbi when reached for comment, referring to the Democrats. The memo itself was published on February 2, 2018. Justice Department Inspector-General Michael Horowitz confirmed its findings in his report, published in December 2019.

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Detailed history.

Ukraine Suffered A Humiliating Defeat In Soledar (Ugolny)

Soledar is a conglomeration of several settlements established around salt mines and railway stations. In 2001, when Ukraine last conducted a census, around 13,000 people lived here. The town stretches along the right bank of the Bakhmutka River from southeast to northwest. In late 2022, it became an infamous urban warzone. In peaceful times, however, it was known as the largest source of mineral salt in Central and Eastern Europe, covering around 80% of Ukraine’s needs. Deep salt mines have also made Soledar a tourist and leisure destination with tours around the caves. There was, however, a second, military purpose to the city and its industries, as was typical for the Soviet Union. In the case of Soledar, several of its depleted mines were used as spacious and secure military warehouses.

Last year, this previously disregarded aspect of Soledar’s identity became its most prominent feature. Salt production stopped, and the gypsum plant ceased operating; the only visitors around were now Ukrainian soldiers – and developing asthma was the least of their problems. Soledar became the focus of Russian offensive operations last May, after troops seized Popasnaya and breached the first line of Ukrainian defenses. The Ukrainian command turned the town into a major piece of its second defensive line, a stretch of fortifications along the Dzerzhinsk – Bakhmut (Artyomovsk) – Soledar – Seversk line. Up until early August, fighting continued around Soledar: Russian forces were busy cutting off the pocket of Ukrainian forces near Severodonetsk and Lisichansk, and gradually advancing toward Soledar and Artyomovsk, seizing fortifications at Pilipchatino and Pokrovskoye along the way.

Wagner units and the 6th Cossack Regiment of Lugansk gradually moved into the combat area. Russian troops enjoyed uncontested superiority in terms of artillery, but there were some early signs of ‘ammunition hunger’ looming on the horizon. The Russians were unable to penetrate Ukrainian defenses in one burst. The troops, exhausted after a major operation to liberate the entirety of the Lugansk People’s Republic (LPR), simply could not break through the numerically superior Ukrainian forces. Ukrainian defenses in the area consisted of the 93rd Mechanized Brigade, supported by numerous units of the Territorial Defense Forces. The second line was formed by the 24th Mechanized Brigade, which had suffered losses during the earlier fighting in Popasnaya.

Combined, these forces were sufficient to hold off the attacks along most of the Artyomovsk-Soledar-Lisichansk line, a stretch of fortifications that would not be breached until December – a development that would ultimately spell defeat for the Ukrainians.

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Twitter thread – with maps.

Where Might Russia Commit Forces On An Offensive? (Big Serge)

Let’s do a quick parsing of the situation and examine the possibilities. Where might Russia commit forces on an offensive? Let’s do a quick parsing of the situation and examine the possibilities. Right now, the contact line is some 700 kilometers stretching from the Dnieper estuary in the south to northern Lugansk oblast. Troop concentrations and active combat are broadly present on four major axes. (Maps by me). The Svatove axis is where Ukraine’s Kharkov counteroffensive was stonewalled after crossing the Oskil river and struggling to break Lyman in a timely manner. Ukrainian efforts to continue the advance have been repeatedly defeated. The Bakhmut axis has been the subject of most attention lately, but there is a paucity of Russian regular forces in this direction.


Most of the work here is being achieved by the Wagner PMC and LNR forces, assisted by VDV. Most of the Russian army forces currently committed in Ukraine are currently on the Svatove and Zaporozhia axes in a defensive stance. Contrary to the impression given by western sources, the regular Russian Army has not been engaged in widespread attacking activity lately. Much of Russia’s combat power is currently uncommitted, and will be used to renew offensive operations in the coming weeks and months. The question is when and where. There remains a distinct possibility that there will be no “Big Arrow” offensive, and instead we will see lots of “small arrow” attacks with Russia going over to the offensive on all the existing Axes. This would mean forward progress, but no major new fronts being opened. )

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Erdogan playing both sides.

Russia Reacts To Turkish Support Of Zelensky’s ‘Peace Plan’ (RT)

Türkiye’s stated support of the “so-called peace plan” formulated by Ukrainian President Vladimir Zelensky does not change the fact that Russia considers it unacceptable, Russian Foreign Ministry spokeswoman Maria Zakharova said on Thursday. Zakharova was asked about remarks made by Turkish Foreign Minister Mevlut Cavusoglu, who stated that his country backed the ten-point proposal for peace in Ukraine promoted by Kiev. “It is unlikely that Ankara’s support of this project would promote the search for an optimal way towards peace in Ukraine,” she said, citing Russia’s previous rejection of the Ukrainian formula. “I don’t see any sense in any additional comments on it.”

The ‘peace plan’ was presented by Zelensky at the summit of G20 leaders in Bali, Indonesia, in November. It involves a full Russian withdrawal from territories that Kiev considers to be its own and long-term support of Ukraine by international donors. Russian Foreign Minister Sergey Lavrov, who represented Russia at the gathering, called Zelensky’s virtual address “militant, Russophobic and aggressive” and dismissed his ten-point agenda as “unrealistic and inadequate.” The Kremlin called such proposals a non-starter, insisting that if Ukraine wants peace it should take into account “the new realities,” referring to the four former Ukrainian regions that voted to join Russia last fall, after Crimea did the same in 2014 following a coup in Kiev.

Cavusoglu expressed Türkiye’s positive stance towards Zelensky’s proposition on Tuesday during a press conference in South Africa. He touted Ankara’s role as a mediator between Moscow and Kiev and said his government wanted to see a resolution to the conflict “the sooner the better.” Zelensky floated the idea of a UN-sponsored ‘Global Peace Summit’ to discuss his ideas, suggesting that it could take place in February 2023. His foreign minister, Dmitry Kuleba, stated that Russia would have to be tried by an “international court” before being allowed at the table.

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“I, for the life of me, don’t understand why the EU doesn’t want to know who did it..” [..] “Is it because we know the answer? Or is it because it’s the wrong answer?”

Nord Stream Attack: The Case Nobody Wants Solved (Celente)

The attack on the Nord Stream pipelines that run deep under the Baltic Sea in late September has all but disappeared from the Western media’s radar, but now Russia is demanding answers and formally accused Sweden of withholding damning evidence on the identity of the perpetrators. Maria Zakharova, Russia’s Foreign Ministry spokeswoman, said Thursday that Stockholm’s decision not to release the investigation’s findings a a puzzling move and is evidence that they are hiding something from the public. “Russian experts in the course of an objective investigation may come to uncomfortable conclusions and, finally, reveal to the public the ugly truth about who committed these acts of sabotage and terrorist attacks,” she said, according to Russian outlet TASS.

“Sweden’s refusal to set up a joint group to investigate the sabotage of Nord Stream pipelines is perplexing. There are no doubts regarding the nature of the incident – this was an act of sabotage. Thus Swedish authorities clearly have something to hide,” she said. Russia has blamed UK special forces of carrying out the attack. Polish war hawk Radek Sikorski actually thanked the U.S. for the attack in a Twitter post. Mick Wallace, member of the European Parliament, posted a video on his Twitter account where he expressed dismay over the investigation. He said the attack resulted in one of the world’s worst releases of methane gas ever and called the incident “environmental terrorism.”

“I, for the life of me, don’t understand why the EU doesn’t want to know who did it,” he said in the video posted on 5 January. He continued, “Is it because we know the answer? Or is it because it’s the wrong answer?” Wallace also expressed confusion as to how quickly the news story disappeared from the news cycle. “Initially, of course, the Russians were blamed,” he said. “But common sense kind of prevailed and we kind of thought, ‘If the Russians don’t want any gas, they can kind of turn the tap off at their end.” DW, the German news outlet, also raised questions about the blast. The outlet tweeted on Tuesday, “Russia has made an initial estimate of the cost needed to repair the #NordStream pipeline. That raises the question: Why would Russia undergo the expensive process of repairing their own pipeline if they bombed it themselves?”

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“This does not bode well for Fauci and those involved in the cover-up.”

7 Facts Fauci Knew But Hid From the Public (CHD)

House Republicans on Monday commissioned a special investigative panel focused on the coronavirus pandemic during which they hope to press scientists and federal officials, including Dr. Anthony Fauci, about the origin of the public health crisis and the government’s response to it. The following is a paraphrase of the opening round — the warning shot — by U.S. Rep. Jim Jordan (R-Ohio) Tuesday in which he used his time to outline seven facts that Dr. Anthony Fauci knew, and, more importantly, what Fauci did, and did not do, when he was made aware of these facts. This does not bode well for Fauci and those involved in the cover-up.


1/ Fauci understood that American tax dollars went to EcoHealth Alliance and that money was then funneled to the Wuhan Institute of Virology (WIV) lab in China.
2/ Fauci knew EcoHealth Alliance was given an exemption from the pause on gain-of-function research.
3/ Fauci knew that the security standards at the WIV lab in China were deficient.
4/ Fauci knew that EcoHealth Alliance was not in compliance with its grant reporting requirements and wasn’t adhering to the contract.
5/ Fauci knew that gain-of-function research was in fact being conducted in the WIV lab in China.
6/ Fauci knew that the standard P3CO interagency review process wasn’t followed in approving the grant to EcoHealth Alliance.
7/ Fauci knew that the virus likely came from the lab where U.S. taxpayer dollars were sent … the very city where that lab is at, a deadly virus breaks out that would ultimately kill six million people around the world.

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”Without immediately providing complete and reliable information about COVID-19 vaccine adverse events, you are obstructing Congressional oversight..”

Senator Questions CDC on Why It Expected 100s of Vaccine Adverse Events (ET)

A U.S. senator is questioning why a top agency was expecting hundreds of safety signals for the COVID-19 vaccines. Dr. Rochelle Walensky, director of the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), claimed in 2022 that safety monitoring revealed no “unexpected safety signals” for the vaccines. But the results to which she was referring showed hundreds of safety signals, or adverse events potentially linked to the shots. The Epoch Times obtained the results through a Freedom of Information Act after the CDC refused to release them. Sen. Ron Johnson (R-Wis.) is now wondering why the CDC expected so many signals after vaccination. In a Jan. 10 letter citing The Epoch Times article on the results, Johnson demanded the CDC explain how it determined what is and is not an “unexpected safety signal.”

“The American people have a right to know the extent to which your agency was aware of and tracked COVID-19 vaccine adverse events. Your lack of transparency is unacceptable. Without immediately providing complete and reliable information about COVID-19 vaccine adverse events, you are obstructing Congressional oversight and leaving the public in the dark,” added Johnson, who was stonewalled when he requested the monitoring results. A CDC spokesperson told The Epoch Times via email that it received the senator’s letter. “A reply is forthcoming,” the spokesperson said, declining to comment further. The CDC has made multiple false statements on the outcomes found from a type of analysis called Proportional Reporting Ratio (PRR).

The analysis involves comparing the number of adverse events reported to a system co-managed by the CDC after COVID-19 vaccination to the number of adverse events reported after vaccination with other vaccines. The CDC initially said that performing PRRs was outside of its purview, contradicting a government document that stated the agency “will perform” the technique. Dr. John Su, a top CDC official, then claimed it started performing the analysis in February 2021 and continued to do so as of July 18, 2022. Both statements turned out to be wrong. After being pressed by Johnson, the CDC later said that it did not start the PRRs until March 25, 2022, and stopped performing them on July 31, 2022.

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How many of these lawsuits will we see? Probably depends on the success of the first few.

Former Employees Sue ESPN After Being Fired for COVID-19 Vaccine Refusal (ET)

Two former employees are suing ESPN for being fired over COVID-19 vaccine refusal, alleging the company violated their rights and state and federal law in the process. Beth Faber, a former producer with the network, and Allison Williams, a college football reporter, brought the suit on Jan. 11 in federal court in Connecticut, where Disney-owned ESPN is based. Faber was fired on Sept. 9, 2021, after ESPN denied her request for a religious accommodation to the company’s mandate. Williams was fired on Oct. 19, 2021, after ESPN rejected requests for exemptions based on disability and religious beliefs. ESPN officials claimed that no accommodation was possible because venues at which the employees would work would not accept unvaccinated people, according to the suit.


But plaintiffs allege the defendants made no effort to confirm that and pointed to how most NFL and college football teams had unvaccinated personnel, as ESPN itself reported. “Defendants impermissibly took adverse employment against Plaintiffs, including wrongfully terminating them, denying them of financial compensation, and in the case of Williams, pursuant to a contract, and intentionally harming their relationship in their industry, because they complained about the discrimination they suffered based on their religious beliefs, a protective activity,” the suit states. ESPN declined to comment or say how many workers were fired over vaccine refusal. The lawsuit came after the U.S. Equal Employment Opportunities Commission issued “right to sue” letters to Faber and Williams.

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“..what with Clinton was a matter of lying to save his bottom, with Biden lying seems actually a matter of pride.“

A Tale of Two Cultures -America and Russia (Moglia)

As for the USA, the inaudible and noiseless foot of time, along with forgetfulness and dark oblivion, have erased from the collective memory the purportedly original reason that triggered the Vietnam war – and the consequent millions killed, the many maimed and the countless wounded on both sides. Namely the ‘Gulf of Tonkin’ incident. When, allegedly, North Vietnamese torpedo boats fired on a US destroyer that was in international water according to the US, and in domestic waters according to the Vietnamese. Nevertheless those involved on the US side still found it then necessary to invent a plausible cause. But not now. What changed or what happened then between 1965 and the present? And what identifiable original or ideological cause can be found for the Western so-called ‘rulers’ to disregard the Minks agreements and the agreement about the non-expansion of NATO?

Even the often quoted notion of so-called ‘plausible deniability’ has seemingly gone the way of all flesh. One socio-political interpretation may be perhaps found well over 20 years ago. That is, a related pattern-setting event can be traced back to the Clinton-Lewinsky business. When the president of the Unites States had the gall to tell the nation, in prime time, that ‘I did not have sex with that woman’ notwithstanding ample, legal and irrefutable evidence. That the president of the ‘exceptional nation’ would allow himself to be entrapped into an obvious and decidedly bawdy situation, while simultaneously showing himself as the lyingest knave in Christendom, should at least have raised some doubts about his qualifications for the position.

But it didn’t, and at the time various qualified voices expressed concern about the implications of the resolution. For when a preposterous lie to the public and parliament (by the highest representative of the state) is essentially endorsed by allowing the perjurer (for he was under oath) to remain in office, a pattern and precedent is established for others to follow suit in times to come. One obvious, recent and worthy fellow and follower is Giuseppe Biden along with his remarkable family. And we can see clearly an evolution. For what with Clinton was a matter of lying to save his bottom, with Biden lying seems actually a matter of pride. (E.G. “18 FBI agents have verified that Hunter Biden’s laptop is Russian disinformation!”)

Yet already after the Lewinsky business, the list of patent, unrestrained and preposterous lies excreted by subsequent US state department administrations would fill a long row of portable toilets and stink to high heaven. Beginning with Yugoslavia, followed by the very murky 9/11 affair, Saddam’s weapons of mass distraction, Gadhafi’s breach of human rights, Hassad’s ‘chemical poisons’ in Syria, bringing democracy to Afghanistan, Georgia, Ukraine, and the Middle Eastern terrorist groups that are enemies one day and freedom fighters the next, financed and supplied in either case by the exceptional nation.

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“..how is it that a country that spends $800 billion of its military budget [..] has practically the same firepower as a country that spends $65 billion?..

Everything Upside Down (Dionísio)

8 years of fortified constructions, tunnels, bunkers and endless armament depots, two months of repositioning of reserves and military human losses, the structure finally begins to collapse. The human losses are in the tens of thousands of young people, not so young, national and foreign, and after all the inevitable happens. The comedian who is president, in his daily videos from some bunker or mansion, has always resisted in doing what the opponent does when he considers that the effort is too much for the gain: retreat to a more solid line of defense, saving men and equipment. The official narrative, shared endlessly over and over again, about “the most important victories since the second great war” for the domestic side, will not be despising, for the decision to fight to the last man.

After all, any decision, to call this major defensive fortification line as lost, implies a total reversal in the narrative propagated by the North Atlantic corporate press. It´s a must to first prepare the public who are the relentless followers of such narratives. Telling them the truth is not an option, as this would mean effectively saying the opposite of what has been said, namely regarding the inevitable outcome of the conflict. In yet another war used as a cycle of capitalist accumulation, a fact that can be clearly stated in the reversal of the trend in the world arms market until 2014, which placed the two indirect contenders (US and Russian Federation) in direct competition and with very close numbers, this situation has, as it were, reversed, with the USA today being the undisputed leader in world arms sales, with around 2/3 more in sales value than its largest direct competitor (Russian Federation).

It doesn’t mean that they sell more quantity…. They mainly sell more expensive. The data at hand brings light about the use of war and the military industrial complex as an instrument of the capitalist accumulation cycle, or, on the contrary, as an instrument whose fundamental objective is national defense. The “Global Fire Power 2023” which establishes the “Fire Power Index”, places the US in first with 0.0712, Russian Federation with 0.0714 and the RPC with 0.0722. In other words, the top two appear tied and the third is very close. The 4th place, India, is much further away, with 0.1025. What does this tell us about the role of each army?

The first question that comes to mind is, how is it that a country that spends $800 billion of its military budget (and we do not include here the “dark money” of the secret services, nor all the research paid for through federal programs that also goes to military ends), has practically the same firepower as a country that spends $65 billion, and little more than another that spends $290 billion? The answer lies in several aspects: 1) the North American military-industrial complex is private, therefore, it aims to pursue profit, the enrichment of an elite and the concentration of wealth, with the state being an instrument of this accumulation; 2) the other two have a military-industrial complex that is essentially public – not exclusively – mainly in the most sensitive areas, and is not intended to do more than fulfill its public role, i.e., to guarantee an effective national defense capable of defending the country’s sovereignty.

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Tempted to check what decade it is.

Britain and EU Enter Talks To Settle Brexit Disputes (RT)

The EU and UK are gradually moving towards settling a longstanding post-Brexit trade dispute and are preparing to launch intense negotiations next week, Bloomberg reported on Thursday, citing people familiar with the matter. On Monday, London struck an agreement with Brussels to share live data on trade with Northern Ireland, which was described as “a critical prerequisite to building trust and providing assurance” and laid “a new basis for EU-UK discussions.” British Foreign Minister James Cleverly and European Commission Vice President Maros Sefcovic said the deal was an important step towards further talks on the trading rules known as the Northern Ireland Protocol.


The dispute stems from the Brexit deal in which Britain agreed to leave Northern Ireland within the EU’s single market for goods in order to preserve a 1998 peace deal between Northern Ireland, which is part of the UK, and EU member Ireland, thus avoiding instituting a land border between the two. However, the UK has so far failed to implement parts of those agreements and in response the EU has opened several infringement procedures. The aim of next week’s talks between Cleverly and Sefcovic is to prepare the ground for a negotiating “tunnel,” the outlet said, citing people who spoke on condition of anonymity. The CEO of Northern Ireland’s Manufacturing NI, Stephen Kelly, who has been outspoken on a number of Brexit-related issues, expressed hope that the UK and EU would announce “a deep scoping exercise, deep conversation – what’s traditionally known as a tunnel” after the meeting of the UK foreign minister and chief EU negotiator on January 16.

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Roger Stone.

Nixon Threatened to Reveal CIA Involvement in Kennedy Assassination (Stone)

A stunning, long-overlooked Nixon Watergate-era tape shows Richard Nixon warning CIA Director Richard Helms that he knows of CIA involvement in the murder of John F. Kennedy- “I know who shot John.” This shocking new tape depicts Nixon increasingly besieged by Watergate but unaware that at least four of the Watergate burglars were still on the CIA payroll at the time of the break-in, and that the CIA had thus infiltrated the burglary team. Recently declassified documents reveal that Watergate Special Prosecutor Nick Akerman was aware of both the CIA’s advance knowledge and involvement in the break-in — but said and did nothing.

Senator Howard Baker, the Republican Leader on the Senate Watergate Committee and his counsel Fred Thompson himself, a future U.S. Senator from Tennessee, like Baker, stumbled on the CIA’s deep advanced knowledge and direct involvement in the Watergate break-in. Baker and Thompson both knew that at least four of the Watergate burglars were on the CIA payroll at the time of the break-in and that through CREEP Security Director James McCord, had infiltrated the burglary team. Senate Watergate Committee Chairman Sam Ervin stoutly refused to allow Baker and the Committee Republicans including Edward J. Gurney of Florida the right to publish a Minority Report which noted this stunning information regarding the CIA.

Nixon deeply distrusted the CIA because he knew that President Eisenhower had ordered the agency to give top secret briefings to both Nixon and Kennedy after both were the certain nominees of their parties. Nixon was sore that Kennedy utilized the information in their debates, attacking Nixon for being “soft” on communist Cuba, knowing full well that Nixon had chaired a working group as Vice President overseeing preparations for the “Bay of Pigs” invasion. Nixon, of course, could not reveal this upcoming attempt to topple Castro in the details. White House Domestic Policy Chief John Ehrlichman wrote that when he served as the White House Legal Counsel, Nixon ordered him to request that the CIA hand over all documents pertaining to John Kennedy’s murder. Nixon was furious when Richard Helms, the CIA Director, refused his presidential order to hand them over.

This stunning new Watergate-era tape captures an increasingly besieged Nixon desperately seeking to mobilize the CIA in his defense by threatening to expose their greatest secrets. Nixon also knew that Congressman Gerald Ford, as a member of the Warren Commission, had, at the explicit direction of J. Edgar Hoover, the FBI Director, altered the official autopsy diagram for President John F. Kennedy; moving the marking from a bullet in his upper back to his neck in order to accommodate the single-bullet theory and to conceal the fact that Kennedy had been hit with more than the reported three shots.

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The last picture taken of David Bowie. By his wife, Iman, on his birthday, 8th January 2016 – 2 days before his death.

 

 

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    Rising star of rugby Logan Holgate dies suddenly aged just 18

    https://www.leicestermercury.co.uk/news/real-life/rising-star-rugby-logan-holgate-8023045

    TVASF

    #125997
    Germ
    Participant

    What could possibly go wrong!

    Moderna begins trialing mRNA shot that is injected directly into the HEART to treat heart attack patients

    https://www.dailymail.co.uk/health/article-11627695/Moderna-begins-trialing-mRNA-shot-injected-directly-HEART.html

    TVASF

    #125998
    Germ
    Participant

    “Well since my baby left me,
    I found a new place to dwell,
    It’s down at the end of Lonely Street,
    at Schadenfreude Hotel.”

    m

    TVASF

    #125999
    Germ
    Participant

    A 40 Western US Hospital network showed a 61.5% ↑ in myocarditis hospital Emergency Department visits, and a 60.4%↑ in pericarditis hospital Emergency Department visits, with the release of covid-19 vaccines in Jan through May, 2021, compared to the 2019 & 2020 prevaccine period.

    Incredible – but true.

    https://jamanetwork.com/journals/jama/fullarticle/2782900

    FYI – there’s a survival rate of circa 50% after 5 years for myocarditis patients. Heart muscle cannot repair itself – it is scarred for life.

    Your GP won’t tell you that – they say it’s only “mild”.

    Absolute fuckers.

    #126000
    Germ
    Participant

    Balloons!
    ☠️☠️☠️

    TKASF

    #126001
    Germ
    Participant

    QUICK – SHUT HIM UP

    TVASF

    #126002
    Afewknowthetruth
    Participant

    The top priorities of Oceania business managers -otherwise known as governments- are:

    1. The protection and promotion of Ponzi schemes

    2. The creation of opportunities for corporations and individuals to make short-term profits at the expense of the general populaces, the environment and the future.

    3. Lying to the populace in ways that convince the bulk of the [uninformed] populaces that they are not lying.

    Those priorities will not change as long as Oceania persists in its present form, i.e. a collection of businesses, operating as fascistic, totalitarian, police states.

    There is no reason to believe anything of significance will change in Oceania until the Russian Federation and its allied nations bring down the house-of-cards systems of Oceania via successful military action and undermining of the corrupt US-dollar-based financial system. Both are more-or-less certain to occur within 2 years and could occur within as little as 6 months.

    Whatever the time frame for collapse, we can be certain that the managers of the various Airstrip that comprise Oceania will make everything that matters worse faster and will do whatever they can to hold onto power, whatever the cost.

    #126003
    upstateNYer
    Participant

    “Biden took the documents while vice president and they remain classified to this day.”

    This is the most important aspect of the story – which the MSM keep working hard on overlooking. Biden was VP. He had no right to any classified document.

    Kind of like Hunter’s laptop. MSM, now they have to admit it exists, keep saying, “but it’s the President’s son so not important …” It isn’t about Hunter, it’s about the current President being compromised.

    I don’t know as Biden is being “set up.” I think there’s “classified documents” stored in odd places all over the country. Why they’re being found now is an interesting question ….

    #126004

    It is my experience that when bad people are confronted with their crimes, they are not contrite.
    They blow up.

    #126005
    Red
    Participant

    UpstateNYer
    “Why they’re being found now is an interesting question ….”

    It’s always about distraction it would seem. What isn’t being talked about? The WHO’s planned usurping of national sovereignty? Maybe? I don’t see much/anything about this in the mainstream. Just starting to hear about jab reactions. The MSM doesn’t report on the here and now, only about the past. When we start hearing about the WHO’s quiet coup it will be after the damage is done, and we all know the difficulty in getting these types of moves reversed or even stalled.

    #126006
    oxymoron
    Participant

    Aseem Malhotra is being a knight in shining armour right there.

    Legend

    #126007
    Red
    Participant

    The timing for a nuclear war to start is today! If the first few ICBM’s to fly were to land on Davos right now further exchanges would probably be avoided. I expect a lot of white flags may go up after just such a strike.

    #126008
    Red
    Participant

    Many reinsurers “are raising prices, limiting coverage and even exiting some markets to improve returns,” Moody’s analysts including Danielle Reed wrote. “They will need to continue to manage their portfolios effectively, look for new opportunities and price risk appropriately in order to be able to continue to assume these increasing physical climate risks.”

    https://au.finance.yahoo.com/news/reinsurers-retreat-us-disaster-hotspots-135719545.html

    #126009
    Red
    Participant

    It’s going to start hitting the pocket book on both sides.

    UK primary insurer Direct Line has said it no longer expects to declare a final dividend for 2022, as total weather claims for the year are estimated at nearly twice its original expectations.

    The company says it currently expects to pay claims worth around £90 million due to freezing temperatures in December that resulted in burst pipes and other related damage.

    Combine with another freeze event from January 2022 and subsidence related claims over the summer, this means that Direct Line’s total weather claims for they year will be in the region of £140 million, which is well above its 2022 expectation of £73 million.

    Direct Line cancels dividend as weather claims hit £140m

    #126010
    upstateNYer
    Participant

    Red: “It’s always about distraction it would seem. What isn’t being talked about?”

    Could be. Could also be they can’t drug Biden up enough to be semi-functional in public anymore …

    #126011
    Red
    Participant

    What could possibly go wrong?

    ‘Recycling’ plan aims to replace water from Thames with treated sewage

    The abstracted river water will be replaced by treated effluent from Mogden, one of the biggest sewage plants in the UK. But technical documents within Thames Water’s resources management plan show there were still environmental concerns with the water reuse proposal.

    https://www.theguardian.com/environment/2023/jan/12/thames-water-recycling-plan-treated-sewage

    #126012
    Dr. D
    Participant

    “Experts Say They Don’t Know What Thing Is Causing Everyone to Suddenly Collapse, But It’s Definitely Not That One Thing” –BBee

    The thing that shall not be named. Front Page News! We proved a negative! Without even looking!

    Someone posted, I think the 10-year interest rate spike wasn’t U.S., it was Japan. Equally relevant, the currency collapses from the perimeter, not the core.

    On the Madoff movie: “The purpose of this revelation is to serve as cover for the even larger Ponzi scheme that is SBF about to unravel, and eventually, if I suspect correctly, the death blow that will be discovered when BlackRock is finally shown to be the exact same kind of Ponzi scheme as all the others. When the final downturn in our economic collapse goes into full Krakatoa and wipes out every last vestige of economic stability in the Western World.” Yup. Has to happen. On somebody else’s watch. Trump can go 1-1/2 more terms if it’s after the 20th. (Why bother?)

    “Russia Sends Its Biggest Gun To Ukraine – The 240mm nuclear mortar”

    They sent Bradleys, this is both “escalation dominance” and zero-mile supply chain. I didn’t bother to look but I can guess who has more to spare. Russia has 100% because it’s their (claimed) Oblast. The U.S. still has to keep some at home (ready to shoot U.S. Citizens in the street).

    every single one of the people in this video was lying. The entire “Russia gate” was a fake”

    Yes, but they don’t care. They like and support it this way. Low information voters, tied to party not principle, are the problem. Yet they are our countrymen and family.

    “Hunter’s garage?! What are the odds Joe is being set up?”

    Yes but by who? His own people? And it’s sad that you have to earnestly ask this question. And President Kamala? No problem: clearly everyone loves her so much. Next phase: clearly Trump appeared to bait/arrange/set up his document issue last month. Now we know why he arranged the media to cover it: they will never report any failures unless they involve “Bombshell: walls are closing in” on Trump first. So? If that’s how it is, that’s what they do.

    Taking a guess: Joe Biden took home top secret docs. Okay, bad dog. But if we look at the visitor logs to his house, we’re going to find Russians, Chinese, etc, visiting his house to see his “Corvette.” And accidentally stumble over the top docs they gave Hunter $54M for.

    This is exactly why HRC had a home server with that on it: the server was unsecure (to top level Chinese Military hacker standards) and she just posts top secret compartmentalized docs on it that got several hundred of our agents killed there. Plausible Deniability. Orrrr: “I murder people for money.” China paid me to kill top secret U.S. agents it took years and decades to insert, and I took the money from Xi and killed them. But it’s not treason or nothin’, you understand.

    “ ‘This Is Election Interference’: House Oversight Veteran on Biden Files (ET)”

    It clearly is, and this is the important part to me.

    “In the case of Soledar, several of its depleted mines were used as spacious and secure military warehouses.”

    With artillery and hypersonics you have no choice. Yet we report, imply by omission, that we have no undergrounds on planet earth. All military is above ground. Your $40 Trillion missing dollars probably bought some paper clips or something but not a number of nuclear-proof, interconnected underground bases like any of us normal people would order to be built if we were in charge of it since the ICBM 80s.

    Anyway, they’ll need to clean up the mines, take accounting, and re-focus on the frozen attack.

    “Is it because we know the answer? Or is it because it’s the wrong answer?”

    Don’t be silly: we don’t know! That’s how we know we don’t want to know ahead of time! Magic!

    “7 Facts Fauci Knew but Hid from the Public (CHD)”

    I’ll start: 1) He paid for and created the bioweapon. 2) Against an express law of Congress. 3) When it went public, he covered it up 4) By attacking people, doctors, scientists, personally, an open violation of human rights 5) Using his position and money of the CDC, etc. 6) Improperly, as an act of fraud and theft. 7) His wife oversaw and approved the whole thing.

    The 8th fact he knew? The DoD supported and covered for him, and Congress, Media, and the people would support it all with religious fervor.

    ” Senator Questions CDC on Why It Expected 100s of Vaccine Adverse Events (ET)”

    They didn’t expect any cardiac events. That’s why they put cardiac drugs right into the vaccine.

    “The US side still found it then necessary to invent a plausible cause. But not now. What changed or what happened then between 1965 and the present?”

    It’s that nobody cares. The people have no power and it doesn’t matter what we say. If you don’t like it, we’ll arrest you at your doormat, or school board meetings, or for holding a placard and hold you without charges for 2 years, pull your working license, and send you to psych evaluation for not bowing to your Dr. Fauci bobblehead often enough.

    If you protest the treatment of protest, report on it in the news, we’ll have you sent to Belmarsh.

    This makes a strong, vigorous state, not brittle and hollow at all.

    ““…how is it that a country that spends $800 billion of its military budget [..] has practically the same firepower as a country that spends $65 billion?…”

    To be fair, step 1 is that Russia has a zero-mile war and we have a 10,000 mile one. It’s expensive and hard. So, um, WHY ARE WE DOING IT? Still waiting for someone to pitch an explanation to me.

    “ Britain and EU Enter Talks to Settle Brexit Disputes (RT)”

    If you own the time, you own the battlefield. Ireland got to own the time in 1910. They are being patient again now and will be reunified shortly. Adding: this is not good for the “Protestants” there.

    “Nixon Threatened to Reveal CIA Involvement in Kennedy Assassination (Stone)”

    A stunning, long-overlooked Nixon Watergate-era tape shows Richard Nixon warning CIA Director Richard Helms that he knows of CIA involvement in the murder of John F. Kennedy- “I know who shot John.”

    And nobody eeeeevvvvvveeeerrr heard of it before.

    In another total coincidence, Deep Throat, who had to pummel and harangue Woodward and Bernstein, who like “Zoolander” were too dense to comprehend it, was top CIA exec Marc Felt. Who by doing this would be committing treason to the CIA/U.S. and be committing personal/career suicide…unless the CIA knew all about it and approved, which it clearly appears they did. Motive, means, and opportunity.

    Step II? TO OVERTURN A SITTING PRESIDENT. In 1972. Just because. He bugged me. It was inconvenient for them. Imagine how bad now.

    Who’s running the country again? Well, did you set up a secret spy/police agency? Did 10-20 years pass? THEN THEY ARE RUNNING THE GOVERNMENT. History says so.

    Oh, and other thing: Nixon used to talk to Trump about it all. (So I heard)

    One more thing: why did Nixon do the Watergate things? The most corrupt election in 100 years with mafia family Kennedy and the Union/mobs. He was trying to look into/prevent nationwide election fraud. THAT HAPPENED. It’s official history, consensus reality now and going way back.

    Sound familiar? So in that case, how do you get the country back (And prevent the nuclear wars the CIA is constantly recommending)? Nixon, long haired and smoking pot, coordinates intel with the White Hats and they all get together on a plan.

    Other things? EVERYONE KNOWS. I mean why did Nixon do the Watergate things? The most corrupt election in 100 years. Don’t we all know, that bother with such things for even a few hours? Any of this sound familiar? CIA election fraud, CIA takes out sitting president, CIA wiretaps Congress, media, CIA plants evidence, CIA prosecutes useless war, CIA funds it with drug money, CIA has “6 ways to Sunday” to remove a sitting Senator from NY called Schumer.

    “Those priorities will not change as long as Oceania persists in its present form, i.e. a collection of businesses, operating as fascistic, totalitarian, police states.”

    Yes, but we’ve been in rebellion to them since 1775 and captured back and forth several times since then. Don’t worry: we’re going to rebel the f–k out of them again this time too.

    “Mammoth Mountain Closes Because of Too Much Snow”
    Eastern Sierras, 7 feet at a pop.2

    Darn that drought! When will it ever end? At this rate California will be a lush greenscape of prosperous fields! Hate it so much!

    Actually, glaciation is caused by precipitation more than by temperature (roughly). The Ice Age actually wasn’t all that much colder as we can tell by the survival of all tropical plants. The earth didn’t “Cool” exactly, in the sense that the Equator never became St. Louis. Otherwise bananas would be extinct, I mean, duh. It wasn’t even that much colder off the coast of Cali while there was a mile of ice in Oregon. What happened was more precipitation than melt every year for 10,000 years. Just a little, about 6 inches, but it starts suddenly. AFTER the CO2.

    Mammoth could be starting this now, or not, weather is not climate, it takes time to indicate a trend. But this is how such a trend WOULD start, and DOES break any former trend that indicated drying – which the Lake Mead data shows there wasn’t, or not really.

    Your Lake Mead water problem is this:
    BellagioFountains
    Like perhaps the opportunity for a little water usage here, aside from the people eating and washing?

    Las Vegas should look like this:
    ThePaintedDesert
    1948

    https://lasvegasjaunt.b-cdn.net/wp-content/uploads/2016/07/IMG_8463-1.jpg
    https://lasvegasjaunt.b-cdn.net/wp-content/uploads/2016/07/IMG_8472-1.jpg

    Golly, when you’re an idiot, you DO run out of water then hit the wall, but that’s not the climate’s fault; they got mostly the same snow they ever did. The Hopi built a lot of successful cities without installing 22 Million gallon fountains to nowhere. Israel has been especially good at this and is a major food exporter. Lake Mead’s major exports are divorce and porn, so take your pick.

    Now you know why the farms in Arizona are polite but annoyed about why no water’s reaching them anymore. Choices like this.

    #126013
    Germ
    Participant

    @ Dr. JohnDay

    You recently asked why HCQ was now a preferential treatment, as opposed to IVM.

    As you may know, one of the many ways that IVM works is as an anti-viral due to its inhibitory effects towards 3CLpro enzymatic activity in SARS-Cov-2:

    Identification of 3-chymotrypsin like protease (3CLPro) inhibitors as potential anti-SARS-CoV-2 agents
    https://www.nature.com/articles/s42003-020-01577-x

    It appears that these latest scariants have evolved resistance to this protease inhibitor:

    SARS-CoV-2 3CLpro mutations selected in a VSV-based system confer resistance to nirmatrelvir, ensitrelvir, and GC376
    https://www.science.org/doi/10.1126/scitranslmed.abq7360

    This also explains why Paxlovid is now worse than useless.

    But – IVM is literally a miracle drug who’s beneficial effects are myriad, and so I still take it weekly, and I would use it in conjunction with HCQ if infected.

    TVASF

    #126014
    Oroboros
    Participant

    We’re being setup for the public ritual human sacrifice of Presidementia Pedo Joe®

    MSMediawhores all of a sudden shocked at thestupidshit® that was done and obvious 2 years ago.

    Chris Wallace loves it. It makes his nipples hard.

    .

    The Sin Eaters

    Pick someone to absorb all the blame and shame.

    Then publicly ripping them limb from limb to focus the mob’s anger.

    Like a mentally disturbed child pulling the arms off their Raggedy Ann doll or cutting the wings off a fly and letting it walk home.

    Or do something truly insane like ban gas stoves and then send in the Gas Gestapo® to bust you cooking dinner.

    .

    “Hey handsome, got a light”

    .

    #126015
    Germ
    Participant

    Published 2 days ago:

    “Barouch and colleagues also noted no appreciable differences in CD4+ or CD8+ T-cell responses between participants in the monovalent-booster group and those in the bivalent-booster group.4 Neither research group found the bivalent boosters to elicit superior immune responses Why did the strategy for significantly increasing BA.4 and BA.5 neutralizing antibodies using a bivalent vaccine fail? ”

    Bivalent Covid-19 Vaccines — A Cautionary Tale

    https://www.nejm.org/doi/full/10.1056/NEJMp2215780

    Now they tell us this rat juice has failed?!

    Good Grief!!

    TVASF

    #126016
    John Day
    Participant

    Lisa Marie Pressley, born February 1, 1968, had to be the most anticipated and most photographed baby of 1968. I was (almost) 10 when she was born and was already sort of tired of the news by then.
    Cardiac arrest at home 2 days after attending the Golden Globes. Nobody knows if she got “the shots”.
    You are malicious if you think she did, etc…Baby Lisa
    https://people.com/music/lisa-marie-presley-dead-life-in-photos/

    #126017
    Germ
    Participant

    Japan’s Experts Baffled by High ‘Covid’ Deaths From Heart Problems Despite High Vaccination Rate

    Japan’s Experts Baffled by High ‘Covid’ Deaths From Heart Problems Despite High Vaccination Rate

    j

    Experts?

    My arse!

    TVASF

    #126018
    Oroboros
    Participant

    Presidementia’s ‘press zombie’ Karine Jean-Pierre defends his support of Nazilensky

    .

    #126019
    Germ
    Participant

    @ Dr JD – Presley was often seen visiting Testing Centres and Vaxx Clinics.
    She supported the entire narrative.

    To young to die, too dumb to live!

    I’m so beyond politeness now.

    TVASF

    #126020
    John Day
    Participant

    @Germ, #126013 Thanks for the update!

    “As you may know, one of the many ways that IVM works is as an anti-viral due to its inhibitory effects towards 3CLpro enzymatic activity in SARS-Cov-2:

    Identification of 3-chymotrypsin like protease (3CLPro) inhibitors as potential anti-SARS-CoV-2 agents
    https://www.nature.com/articles/s42003-020-01577-x

    It appears that these latest scariants have evolved resistance to this protease inhibitor:

    SARS-CoV-2 3CLpro mutations selected in a VSV-based system confer resistance to nirmatrelvir, ensitrelvir, and GC376
    https://www.science.org/doi/10.1126/scitranslmed.abq7360

    This also explains why Paxlovid is now worse than useless.”

    #126021
    Oroboros
    Participant

    Appeals court blocks Jen Psaki deposition in social media lawsuit

    She’s a Made Woman®

    Nothing will happen to her

    “A federal appeals court has blocked efforts by Republican-led states to force former White House press secretary Jen Psaki to testify about efforts by the Biden administration to urge social media firms to take down certain kinds of posts or bar users from posting.

    The order on Thursday afternoon from the New Orleans-based 5th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals is another not-so-veiled rebuke to District Court Judge Terry Doughty, who has been overseeing the suit the attorneys general of Missouri and Louisiana filed last year claiming that the administration’s pressure on Facebook, Twitter and YouTube was so intense that it amounted to censorship.

    The three-judge appeals court panel said Doughty failed to give adequate weight to longstanding legal principles calling for depositions of current and former senior government officials to be limited to instances where they are truly essential.”

    The Fix Is In®

    .

    #126022
    John Day
    Participant
    #126023
    D Benton Smith
    Participant

    One theory about the Joe Biden document stash is that Joe is being set up as a patsy for the debacle in (and about) Ukraine.

    It seems that the impending stupendously humiliating defeat of Ukraine is so huge, and so imminent, and so malodorous, that they can’t find a rug big enough to sweep it under , so somebody needs to take the fall. That would be Joe, and his kid.

    It won’t work, of course, since so many people are already on to the scam, but it will kick the can down the road for a while (as it is “discussed” at extremely extreme length within the captured main stream media and Halls of of Justice) . That is guaranteed to buy them some time (maybe quite a bit of time, if the discussion of Hunter’s laptop is any comparison) . . . and buying time is what the Clowns are all about these days.

    I’m interested in how that works out for them, because if Joe goes down . . . which seems inevitable at this point, then everybody who materially and knowingly helped them do it is eventually going to go down with him.

    I can say that with confidence BECAUSE the rest of us (a few millions at least, so far, and our numbers grow exponentially) know beyond the shadow of a doubt that the only way to excise the cancer is to track down and dispatch every single last cancerous cell in the body politic, no matter how long that takes.

    That’s what immune systems are for, and that’s who we are, so that’s what we do. We’re not letting go of this one. Ever, until the job is done to the satisfaction of the Crew Chief, and He’s renowned for both attention to detail and godlike perseverance.

    #126024
    John Day
    Participant

    Heartbreaker (at the end of Lonely Street) Really, watch “Tortelvis” do this tribute. The superb ersatz is completely fitting today https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=rAM1MKi7bNU

    #126025
    John Day
    Participant

    @DBS: I see the limited-hangout scaffolding being rapidly constructed these days. The Republicans will do a “Church Committee” and the CIA & associates will be chastised, some like Schiff peeled off and tossed in the can, Fauci, disparaged in public, will admit “mistakes”.
    Joe won’t remember, but will resign…
    Nixon rehabilitation by Stone, with CIA-did-Watergate is a very nice touch!
    Who will be the new VP?

    Owners get somewhat new courtiers, who will have a lot of negotiating to do.

    #126026
    D Benton Smith
    Participant

    @JohnDay

    The guys who came up with that yin-yang symbol were not just doodling.

    #126027
    John Day
    Participant

    AFKTT said:
    “There is no reason to believe anything of significance will change in Oceania until the Russian Federation and its allied nations bring down the house-of-cards systems of Oceania via successful military action and undermining of the corrupt US-dollar-based financial system. Both are more-or-less certain to occur within 2 years and could occur within as little as 6 months.

    Whatever the time frame for collapse, we can be certain that the managers of the various Airstrip that comprise Oceania will make everything that matters worse faster and will do whatever they can to hold onto power, whatever the cost.”

    #126028
    Oroboros
    Participant

    .

    #126029
    John Day
    Participant

    @DBS: Lao Tzu, original Taoist philosopher, tried very hard to get warring kings to embrace the Tao, which has empty (yin) aspects and observable, physical (Yang) aspect. He was never successful and retreated into nature to become a hermit, after committing the physical part of the Tao to writing. The Yin aspect cannot be written, of course… (He may not have existed.)
    https://www.worldhistory.org/Lao-Tzu/

    #126030
    Oroboros
    Participant

    “Classified docs next to Corvette…”

    Biden:

    “No one should be worried, the door to the garage was locked”

    “Chicks love Corvettes and aviator glasses”

    .

    #126031
    D Benton Smith
    Participant

    @JohnDay (with a big nod to @AFKTT, as well)

    John wrote (in reply to AFKTT’s guesstimate of a 6 month to 2 year time bracket for TEOTWAWKI)

    “Whatever the time frame for collapse, we can be certain that the managers of the various Airstrip that comprise Oceania will make everything that matters worse faster and will do whatever they can to hold onto power, whatever the cost.”

    I think both of you are right, and therein is a big clue about what might be an effective survival strategy going forward.
    Every move the bad guys make will fail, and will take some time to fail, and will have fairly predictable sub-failures along the way as it does so.
    The survival strategy is to separate from dependence upon those things that the bad guys control, or maneuver to control, or even touch. These acts of separation will (in the conglomerate) build an alternative system of everything, which as it grows will simply eclipse and replace the failing system that will shrink until virtually nonexistent.
    That is going to be a delicate game, dicey and gradual because the bad guys still do control the gas pumps, electrical grid and all sorts of machinery, but the outcome (in the conglomerate) is as certain as the conclusion of a B Western movie. Good guy wins, marries the girl and lives happily after until the next exciting episode.

    #126032
    John Day
    Participant

    @DBS:
    Bad guys totally control the vast bureaucracy and bureaucratic paychecks.
    Awaiting alternative bureaucracy.
    John-grows-vegetables-without-illusions-of-independent-survival

    #126033
    zerosum
    Participant

    Telling the truth is not an option
    …. the delay


    discovered on Nov. 2. The midterms are on Nov. 8. To me, this is election interference by omission,” Mike Howell

    CNN said it. So it must be true. It cannot be a lie.
    You don’t agree for Batch # 1 in a closet, let’s try again, batch # 2 in the garage, then how about batch # 3 in the office.
    Let’s forget all about unsecured files. Just like we did for Hillary.
    ———–
    It’s not true unless CNN says its true.
    • Ukraine Suffered A Humiliating Defeat In Soledar (Ugolny)
    ———
    Ukraine wants peace it should take into account “the new realities,” referring to the four former Ukrainian regions that voted to join Russia last fall, after Crimea did the same in 2014 following a coup in Kiev.
    ——-
    • Nord Stream Attack: The Case Nobody Wants Solved (Celente)
    “Is it because we know the answer? Or is it because it’s the wrong answer?” Wallace also expressed confusion as to how quickly the news story disappeared from the news cycle.
    —————-

    Its, myocarditis, twice as bad, if you count those who got sick but didn’t die.

    Germ said, “FYI – there’s a survival rate of circa 50% after 5 years for myocarditis patients. Heart muscle cannot repair itself – it is scarred for life.

    Your GP won’t tell you that – they say it’s only “mild”.

    Absolute fuckers.”
    ———

    #126034
    D Benton Smith
    Participant

    @JohnDay

    As a species homo sapiens is observably configured to venture perilously into the yang trap. Our vocal apparatus, fingers with opposable thumbs, even our Brains neurology and endocrine systems are purpose built to design, build and use “devices” to assist us in using abstract reasoning and mechanisms to prevail in the competition for life. Millions, if not billions, of years of development (evolution?) were required to achieve our current repertoire of skills and abilities to put those internal and external tools to best use. By which I mean to say, it weren’t no accident. It were done on purpose . . . . and for a LONG time.

    Balance, NOT total hegemonic victory over an adversary, is the only answer that I’ve ever come up with . . . and I’ve been hard at it for most of my life. But brother, that “balance” thing is one toughie to get the hang of.

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