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Pablo Picasso Interieur au Pot de Fleurs 1953

 

Ukraine On ‘NATO Mission’ – Defense Minister (RT)
Ukrainian Political Scientist: Putin Needs Truce To Prepare New Offensive (Az.)
US To Send Ukraine Dozens Of Bradleys In $2.85b Aid Package (RT)
US To Arm Kiev With Sea Sparrows – Politico (RT)
WWIII HAS BEGUN: Medvedev Wants Hypersonic Missiles Near Washington (Celente)
McCarthy Elected House Speaker After Last-minute Call From Trump To Gaetz (PM)
Senators Make New Demand Regarding FBI, Hunter Biden, Obama White House (CB)
2 Yrs After Jan. 6: 1,000 Arrests; Zero ‘Insurrection’ Charges (Attkisson)
Jan. 6 Comm. Releases Social Security Numbers Of Trump Officials, Allies (Fox)
Adam Schiff’s Assault on the First Amendment (BB)
Ted Cruz Slams Joe Biden for Turning Pharmacies Into Abortion Centers (LN)
Biden Spokeswoman Blames Trump Ahead Of Border Visit (Fox)
Repentance (Kunstler)

 

 

 

 

VSRF

 

 

 

 

‘Unavoidably Unsafe’
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Disturbing trend

 

 

 

 

 

 

What? Has NATO denounced this? Since when can NATO not do its own business?

Ukraine On ‘NATO Mission’ – Defense Minister (RT)

Kiev is shedding blood to carry out the mission NATO set for itself and expects the “civilized West” to provide weapons and ammunition in return, Ukrainian Defense Minister Aleksey Reznikov has said in an interview for a domestic TV channel. Appearing on the 1+1 network’s TSN channel on Thursday evening, Reznikov pointed out that at the Madrid summit last summer, NATO declared Russia the greatest threat to the US-led bloc. “Today, Ukraine is addressing that threat. We’re carrying out NATO’s mission today, without shedding their blood. We shed our blood, so we expect them to provide weapons,” he said.

Reznikov also claimed that his NATO colleagues have told him, both in conversations and via text messages, that Ukraine is the “shield of civilization” and “defending the entire civilized world, the entire West.” Ukrainian officials, from President Vladimir Zelensky on down, routinely make public appeals for tanks, missiles, artillery and ammunition. Russian Defense Minister Sergey Shoigu told the General Staff in December that Moscow was de facto fighting the collective West. By his estimates, the government in Kiev has received almost $100 billion worth of weapons, ammunition and other supplies in 2022 alone. Reznikov has led that effort, boasting to the US outlet Politico in October that he had figured out the Pentagon’s political process. His goal, he said, was to keep raising the bar until Ukraine received main battle tanks.

While that particular threshold has yet to be crossed, on Friday Washington announced the delivery of 50 Bradley infantry fighting vehicles, the most modern armor sent to Kiev so far, as part of a $3 billion weapons package. Earlier this week, France pledged a number of wheeled ‘light tanks’ as well. These shipments are intended to replace Ukraine’s battlefield losses. Last month, Kiev’s top general Valery Zaluzhny told The Economist he would need 300 more tanks, up to 700 infantry fighting vehicles, and 500 howitzers to conduct offensive operations. This is more than the number of such vehicles in British or German inventory. Moscow insists that Western weapon deliveries only serve to prolong the conflict, and has repeatedly warned Ukraine’s backers that this could result in an all-out military confrontation between Russia and NATO.

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Yeah, Putin needs just 36 hours for that.

Ukrainian Political Scientist: Putin Needs Truce To Prepare New Offensive (Az.)

On January 5, Vladimir Putin instructed the Russian Defense Ministry to introduce a ceasefire along the entire line of contact from 12:00 on January 6 to 24:00 on January 7. Kyiv rejected this proposal, calling it a cover and declaring Russia’s intention to bring equipment, ammunition and military personnel closer to the positions of the Armed Forces of Ukraine. The Ukrainian political scientist believes that Vladimir Putin needs this truce in order to prepare a new offensive in Ukraine by February-March. “Russia is now short of shells, and for them this truce was necessary,” Reichel said. According to him, Russia now has only one option for a mediator in the person of Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan, because Western leaders will not talk with Putin: “Negotiations with China made it clear that the country wants to distance itself from the conflict without providing special support either to Russia or to Ukraine.


India is not up to the war in Ukraine now, it already has so many internal and external problems with Pakistan and China. Therefore, Erdogan is now the only person with whom Moscow can talk and whom Kyiv can listen to. Using his mediating experience Turkiye has offered Russia the idea of a truce, thereby taking a step towards future negotiations, in which Putin is very interested,” he added. According to the expert, it was immediately obvious that Kyiv would not agree to a truce. “This truce is nothing but a political cover, Ukraine does not need it,” he said. Yuri Reichel explains this by the fact that any truce is beneficial for Russia, which is now trying to accumulate certain reserves in the Donbas, Zaporizhzhia in order to prevent a possible Ukrainian offensive, which, according to Western and Ukrainian experts, is being prepared in February-March.

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Do US taxpayers now pay twice for these obsolete machines?

US To Send Ukraine Dozens Of Bradleys In $2.85b Aid Package (RT)

The U.S. will send Ukraine nearly $3 billion in military aid, in a massive new package that will for the first time include several dozen Bradley fighting vehicles, U.S. officials said Thursday, in the Biden administration’s latest step to send increasingly lethal and powerful weapons to help Ukraine beat back Russian forces, according to AP. European allies also stepped up their weapons commitments. Germany announced it will provide armored personnel carriers and a Patriot missile battery to Ukraine, and France said it will soon hold talks to arrange for the delivery of armored combat vehicles.


All of the announcements, however, fall short of sending heavier battle tanks, which are more complex to use and have a longer-range gun. The Bradley, an armored carrier used to transport troops to combat, is not a tank but is known as a “tank-killer” because of the anti-tank missile it can fire. The latest U.S. aid — totaling about $2.85 billion and about 50 Bradleys — is the largest in a series of packages of military equipment that the Pentagon has pulled from its stockpiles to send to Ukraine. It is aimed at getting as much to the Ukrainian forces as possible during the winter months, before spring sets in and an expected increase in fighting begins.

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“..fitting US-made munitions onto Soviet-made launchers suggests heavy US involvement in such an upgrade..”

US To Arm Kiev With Sea Sparrows – Politico (RT)

The US may supply Ukraine with RIM-7 Sea Sparrow short-range anti-aircraft missiles, Politico reported on Thursday, citing unnamed officials. The missiles are expected to be fitted onto Soviet-made Buk launchers in an attempt to mitigate a shortage of munitions for the systems remaining in Kiev’s inventory. The missiles, developed in the early 1960s, are expected to be included in a new upcoming military aid package to prop up Ukraine in the ongoing conflict with Russia. “The package will for the first time include radar-guided Sea Sparrow anti-air missiles, which can be launched from the sea or on land to intercept aircraft or cruise missiles. In a bit of battlefield innovation, the Ukrainian military has managed to tweak its existing Soviet-era Buk launchers to fire the Sea Sparrow,” the outlet wrote, citing “two people familiar with the matter.”

Politico did not explain how Kiev came up with this “battlefield innovation,” but given that Ukraine has never been in possession of RIM-7 missiles, fitting US-made munitions onto Soviet-made launchers suggests heavy US involvement in such an upgrade. The missiles in question had previously been successfully fitted onto the Kub anti-aircraft launchers, the predecessor of the Buk system, in a collaboration between Raytheon and the Polish defense manufacturer WZU Sa. The upgrade to Soviet-made launchers was first unveiled in the early 2010s.

The inclusion of unspecified “surface-to-air” missiles into the new massive $3 billion aid package for Ukraine was confirmed by White House officials during a news briefing on Friday. In recent months, Western backers of Kiev have intensified their efforts to bolster Kiev’s anti-aircraft defenses, struggling to deal with a ramped-up bombing campaign against critical Ukrainian infrastructure launched by Moscow in the aftermath of the Crimean Bridge blast. Recent deliveries to Ukraine have included US-made short-range NASAMS systems, German IRIS-T air defense systems, while at least one battery of the US Patriot system, the backbone of NATO’s anti-aircraft defense, is expected to be transferred to Kiev in the near future.

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Seems a bit overdone.

WWIII HAS BEGUN: Medvedev Wants Hypersonic Missiles Near Washington (Celente)

Dmitry Medvedev, the deputy chairman of Russia’s national security council, on Thursday called for Moscow’s hypersonic Zircon missiles to be placed about 100 miles off of the coast of the U.S. in retaliation for Washington’s support of Ukraine. He called for these missiles to be in close striking distance to Washington, D.C. and called them a New Year gift. Business Insider reported that the Kremlin announced Wednesday that it will sail the Admiral Gorshkov warship armed with the Zircons “on a long-range voyage that would pass through the Atlantic Ocean, Indian Ocean, and Mediterranean Sea.” The ship is one of Russia’s most advanced warships. In 2019, the ship docked at a Havana, Cuba, the port.


The AP reported at the time: All of the Russian naval missions to Cuba have been seen as a projection of military power close to U.S. shores, although neither Cuba nor Russian have described them as anything other than routine. His threat came after a U.S. embassy video emerged that supported Russians who oppose the war in Ukraine, Reuters reported. We reported in May that Moscow said it successfully fired its Zircon from a warship in the Barents Sea that traveled 625 miles and hit its target in the White Sea. The missile can reportedly travel nine times the speed of sound. In April, Russia also successfully test fired its new Sarmat superheavy Intercontinental Ballistic Missile that can reportedly deploy 10 or more nuclear warheads on each missile.

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Theater.

McCarthy Elected House Speaker After Last-minute Call From Trump To Gaetz (PM)

California Rep. Kevin McCarthy won a late night vote to become Speaker of the House on Friday night after Donald Trump called Matt Gaetz, a source familiar with the situation confirmed to The Post Millennial. Gaetz was leading the charge to oppose McCarthy along with Rep Lauren Boebert, and had opposed McCarthy in nearly every vote since Monday. This after McCarthy made major concessions to the 20 GOP holdouts who spent the week vocally opposing his leadership. Those concessions, however, were not as key as the head of the MAGA movement insisting its members stop rejecting the victory of a GOP-led House.


The final vote saw the hold-outs Matt Gaetz, Lauren Boebert, Andy Biggs, Crane, Good and Rosenthal not stand in the way of McCarthy’s leadership This after a vote earlier on Friday saw the flip of 14 in the GOP who had been consistently voting against his speakership. Florida’s freshman Congresswoman Anna Paulina Luna posted some of the concessions made by McCarthy. She had offered her vote for McCarthy on Friday, making a note in the House of the successful negotiations between the Trump-backed speaker hopeful from California and the MAGA contingent.

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What investigations will we see?

Senators Make New Demand Regarding FBI, Hunter Biden, Obama White House (CB)

Two GOP senators who have been investigating alleged Biden family corruption for years have stepped up their efforts. After Facebook and Twitter suppressed, to an extent, explosive revelations about Hunter Biden’s laptop in October 2020, Republican Sens. Charles Grassley of Iowa and Ron Johnson of Wisconsin want more answers. Grassley and Johnson have sent a letter to Zuckerberg noting that in October 2020, “when the New York Post published articles based on evidence from Hunter Biden’s laptop, many news and social media organizations inappropriately rushed to censor and discredit the initial reporting and falsely labeled it as ‘disinformation.’” Mainstream media outlets have finally admitted that the information gleaned from the laptop was not Russian disinformation but was in fact real.

“You recently appeared to indicate that the reason why Facebook made the unwise decision to censor articles about Hunter Biden’s laptop was based on an alert from the Federal Bureau of Investigation,” the senators wrote. Whistleblowers have also alleged to Senator Johnson that local FBI leadership instructed its employees not to look at the Hunter Biden laptop immediately after the FBI had obtained it,” the senators noted further, going on to say that Americans “deserve to know whether the FBI used Facebook as part of their alleged plan to discredit information about Hunter Biden.” “Congress and the American people require clarity with respect to the extent the FBI communicated with Facebook during the 2020 election about Hunter Biden-related information,” they added.

Expected incoming House Judiciary Committee Chairman Jim Jordan believes there’s been a seismic shift regarding the ongoing federal investigation of President Joe Biden’s son Hunter Biden. The Ohio Republican suggested “something is up” with the probe because of a new interest in the story by many of the same media outlets that initially dismissed reports of corruption evidence stemming from materials and emails obtained from a laptop he reportedly abandoned at a computer repair store in Delaware in 2019. “It sure looks like Joe Biden was involved,” Jordan added. “So, my, how this story has changed. And now, we find out these text messages and emails that link the entire family, not just Hunter and Joe and — but also uncle, the — Joe’s brother, James Biden, is involved in this as well.”

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“..there was no evidence proving that Byrd did not fear that Babbitt could kill him..”

2 Yrs After Jan. 6: 1,000 Arrests; Zero ‘Insurrection’ Charges (Attkisson)

Two years after the January 6 pro-Trump rally and Capitol riots, the Dept. of Justice has charged nearly 1,000 people with crimes. However, nobody has been formally accused of “sedition,” “treason,” or “insurrection,” according to officials. Sedition is defined as: Conduct or speech inciting people to rebel against the authority of a state or monarch. Insurrection is defined as: A violent uprising against a government or authority. Treason is defined as: Betrayal of one’s own country by attempting to overthrow the government through waging war against the state or materially aiding its enemies. The closest related charge made is “seditious conspiracy,” which is planning or plotting with at least one other person to incite rebellion against the authority; not necessarily, personally, committing an act of sedition.

Several suspects pleaded guilty to seditious conspiracy. At least one of them, a member of the “Oath Keepers” group, was not present at the US Capitol on January 6. To date, it is inaccurate and arguably libelous to refer to January 6 defendants as “insurrectionists.” Most of the defendants, approximately 860, are charged with entering or remaining in a restricted federal building or grounds. Typically, when Congress is conducting business on the House or Senate floor, the public has a right to enter the US Capitol and watch the proceedings. However, members of the public were blocked from attending on January 6, and there would not have been space for the many thousands to observe in the normal gallery seats. So far, the Dept. of Justice reports, about 192 people have been sentenced to jail or prison.

Officials say 52 people have pleaded guilty to federal charges of assaulting law enforcement officers. The only person shot at the US Capitol on January 6 was an unarmed protester named Ashli Babbitt. The US Capitol Police officer who killed her, Lt. Michael Byrd, was not charged with a crime. Officials kept his identity secret for weeks while they investigated the shooting. Prosecutors eventually found there was no evidence proving that Byrd did not fear that Babbitt could kill him. A shooting by an officer in fear of his life is typically considered to be justified. In an interview, Byrd claimed he’d “saved countless lives” by killing Babbitt, even though Babbitt was unarmed, and there was no evidence she attacked or intended to attack anyone.

July 6th
https://twitter.com/i/status/1611491464537862144

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“..inadvertently..”

Jan. 6 Comm. Releases Social Security Numbers Of Trump Officials, Allies (Fox)

When the House Jan. 6 committee released hundreds of documents from its investigation online at the end of the year, it inadvertently made public nearly 2,000 Social Security numbers belonging to high-profile individuals who visited the White House in December 2020, according to a report. The Washington Post reported Friday that the leaked Social Security information was included in a spreadsheet buried within the “massive cache” of records from the committee’s work. Social Security numbers belonging to at least three members of Trump’s cabinet, a few Republican governors, and several Trump associates were reportedly compromised. The data was part of the White House visitor logs published by the committee.


While many Social Security numbers in the logs were redacted, the Post reported that around 1,900 of them were not. The Government Publishing Office (GPO), which was responsible for publishing the file, does not appear to have notified any of the individuals whose private information was released, the report said. Those whose Social Security information was made public include South Dakota Gov. Kristi Noem (R) and her family, Texas Gov. Greg Abbott (R), South Carolina Gov. Henry McMaster (R), former Health and Human Services Secretary Alex Azar, and former Housing and Urban Development Secretary Ben Carson. Others include an unnamed federal district court judge and a federal appeals court judge, at least half a dozen people who testified before the Jan. 6 committee, and a lawyer who represented another witness before the committee, the Post reported.

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“..Sperry’s reporting was never refuted..”

Adam Schiff’s Assault on the First Amendment (BB)

Rep. Adam Schiff (D-CA) violated the First Amendment and, arguably, his oath to uphold the Constitution in 2020 when his office demanded that Twitter suspend the account of Paul Sperry, an investigative journalist. Sperry happens to be the journalist who reported in 2019 that the “whistleblower” who worked with Schiff to engineer the impeachment investigation against President Donald Trump was Eric Ciamarella, a CIA analyst who had worked at the White House. Though Democrats convinced the media and Silicon Valley to suppress the story, Sperry’s reporting was never refuted, and the article remains live at RealClearInvestigations today.

This week, investigative journalist Matt Taibbi revealed in the “Twitter Files” that Schiff’s office at the House Permanent Select Intelligence Committee sent a list of requests to Twitter, including that it suspend Sperry. Schiff claimed, without evidence, that Sperry was spreading “QAnon conspiracy theories.” (Sperry denies he has ever done so, anywhere.) Twitter declined that request, but suspended Sperry in 2022 with no explanation. The attempt by any member of Congress to suppress the freedom of expression of a journalist is a flagrant violation of the First Amendment, which specifically restricts Congress from interfering in a free press. That violation is even more egregious when perpetrated by a congressional leader with unique access to secret information, and who implies that he has evidence no one else does and is acting to protect national security.

Schiff, who is now considering a run for U.S. Senate, is a frequent guest on mainstream media news programs, who have given him wide latitude for years to promote unfounded claims, such as the “Russia collusion” hoax. These journalists, who described Trump as a threat to press freedom merely for insulting the media, have a professional and ethical duty to demand that Schiff explain why he thought he could censor any journalist. It is also worth revisiting Schiff’s egregious record on civil rights in general. Last year, this author outlined five reasons that a new Republican-run Congress should subpoena Schiff — as he has subpoenaed so many others.

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“This decision was not made with the wellbeing and health of women in mind..”

Ted Cruz Slams Joe Biden for Turning Pharmacies Into Abortion Centers (LN)

Senator Ted Cruz, a longtime pro-life Texas senator, is not happy with Joe Biden’s recent ruling from his FDA that essentially turns pharmacies into abortion centers. As LifeNews reported, the FDA will allow pharmacies to sell the dangerous abortion drug that has killed millions of babies and injured thousands of women. Previously, mifepristone could only be dispensed by clinics, medical offices, and hospitals or under the supervision of a licensed physician. Following the decision, Walgreens and CVS announced they will sell the abortion drug that has killed millions of babies. Cruz slammed the decision, saying that not only will it expand abortions that kill babies, it will put women’s health at risk because the mifepristone abortion pill has killed at least dozens of women and injured countless thousands more.


“This decision was not made with the wellbeing and health of women in mind,” he said. “We should all be able to recognize that these pills can cause very serious side-effects, and should never be taken without medical supervision.” Cruz continued: “This is a reckless decision that puts the lives of women and girls in Texas and America in danger in order to push a pro-abortion agenda. This decision is not based on science, but on radical politics, and I am deeply disappointed by the callousness of the FDA.” The FDA has already lifted its in-person requirement for a doctor visit which is a medical necessity because taking the abortion pill in a variety of situations such as an ectopic pregnancy can be fatal for women. The decision will set up the ability of customers to purchase the abortion pill via teleconference — denying women the doctor’s visit they should be getting to avoid potential death or major complications.

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After two years of absence…

Biden Spokeswoman Blames Trump Ahead Of Border Visit (Fox)

White House press secretary Karine Jean-Pierre on Friday blamed the previous administration for the immigration crisis facing the Biden administration, accusing Republicans of making the problem worse by opposing Democratic proposals for comprehensive immigration reform. Ahead of President Biden’s first visit to the southern border as president, Jean-Pierre told reporters that immigration reform is a “high priority” for the administration and that Biden is looking for Congress to act in the face of historic rates of illegal immigration overwhelming resources at the border.

“The president inherited a mess because of what the last administration did. We inherited a mess. And, you know, Republicans in Congress made it worse by blocking comprehensive immigration reform,” Jean-Pierre said at the daily White House press briefing. “And so what you’re seeing from this president is he’s acting. He’s acting to protect, to continue to protect the border, secure the border, and also deal with irregular migration.” Biden announced several changes to his immigration policies Thursday in a major speech from the White House. His speech came after more than 2.3 million migrant encounters were reported in FY 2022, breaking the historic 1.7 million record encountered in FY 2021.

So far in FY 2023, which began in October, the first two months have outpaced the same period last year — with 233,740 encounters in November, compared to 174,845 in 2021 and 73,994 in 2020. To address this crisis, Biden will expand a humanitarian parole program for Venezuelan nationals to include Haitians, Cubans and Nicaraguans, allowing some 30,000 individuals per month from those countries to be paroled into the U.S. for a two-year period if they meet certain conditions. Those who attempt to cross the border illegally will be ineligible for the program.

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“..Something will emergently replace this monster we call “health care.”

Repentance (Kunstler)

And what are they going to do now? Pretend that none of this is happening? Continue to demonize, discredit, and punish the few doctors who won’t pretend? My PC doc doubles as Chief Health Officer of his group practice. He’s fired doctors and others on the staff who refused to take the shots his company mandated. He’s dishonored his Hippocratic oath. He’s in mid-life with, one would assume ordinarily, many working years ahead of him. The information about vaccine deaths and disabilities is going to get worse, and his own behavior around the crisis is going to look worse, probably even to himself. There are hundreds of thousands of doctors like him. As of now, early 2023, there is no general movement among them to explain or apologize for their actions. What will happen?

I’ll tell you what will happen: medicine as we’ve known it is going to collapse, along with most other activities in our society. Apart from ethical offenses against the public in the single instance of the Covid-19 emergency, doctors and their administrative cohorts have stealthily surrendered to a racketeering business model that had already badly damaged the practice of medicine before Covid-19 came on the scene. Remember: as a general principle, organisms and systems often assume their greatest size just before the go extinct or fail. That’s exactly what you’re seeing in the conglomeratization of hospitals in the USA. If the idea was to remove redundancies for the sake of “efficiency,” then they did exactly what destroys ecosystems. Anyway, the net effect of all that hospital consolidation was just to make access to health care much more difficult for the average citizen, and the only benefit was to make multi-millionaires of the executives who run the hospitals.

Then Covid-19 came along and they decimated their own workforce with vaccine mandates. Now, many hospitals can barely function, and many have had to shut down specific services. Quite a few hospitals are going bankrupt, which only feeds the predatory consolidation still ongoing. When the financial, banking, and insurance disorders ahead start to bite later this year, hospitals will be shutting down. In the meantime, a lot of people will lose their lives to the disastrous side-effects of the vaccines. It is already the case, that the vaccine-injured who seek help from the medical system are lied-to, mis-treated, or ignored. Some of these are the doctors themselves and other health professionals who collide with reality the hard way. Something will emergently replace this monster we call “health care.”

Maybe it will still think of itself medicine, but it will operate at a much smaller scale, minus a lot of the expensive and rather miraculous high-tech developed in our time, but also minus a lot of hazardous high-tech interventions, especially pharmaceuticals, that were used as revenue streams despite the adverse blowbacks they induced. Will the doctors recover the trust of the public? It’s going to be a slog for them. They’ll have a long way to go just to recover their own honor and self-respect. Some sort of organized act of apology and repentance will have to happen first.

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    Pablo Picasso Interieur au Pot de Fleurs 1953   • Ukraine On ‘NATO Mission’ – Defense Minister (RT) • Ukrainian Political Scientist: Putin Needs
    [See the full post at: Debt Rattle January 7 2023]

    #125297
    V. Arnold
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    Ilargi:
    You never cease to amaze in the diversiy of your Debt Rattles.
    I so look forward to your 2023 postings…
    Cheers and best to you and yours for the coming year…

    #125298

    Thank you VA. You and yours too, of course.

    #125299
    Germ
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    I second V. Arnold’s sentiments Ilargi.
    What an extraordinary place this is that you have created!

    #125300
    Oroboros
    Participant

    “..M1 Abrams main battle tank is scrap metal..”

    Another example of The Empire of Lies® and the boundless psychotic no-reverse-gear corpulent greed of the Military Industrial Mafia®

    Another shit faux ‘weapons system’ maximized for profit not performance that barely even performs against third world goat herders.

    The M1 is the land version of the F-35 Lardbucket

    The Ukronazis cannot even repair something like the Abrams Lardbucket inside Ukronaziland because the Russians would vaporize the repair facility in a New York Minute®

    The Abrams Lardbucket is a real fatty at 62.5 tons, it would sink right up to it’s turret in the amazing mud of ten foot deep of rich black Ukro mud making it great for Russian artillery target practice.

    • US To Send Ukraine Dozens Of Bradleys In $2.85b Aid Package

    The Bradley Fighting Vehicle, what a turd in the punch-bowl of Not Ready for Prime Time Peer-Peer actual combat vehicles.

    The Bradley Exploding Coffin

    The M2 Bradley Infantry Fighting vehicle is a three million dollar version of the World War II Sherman tank, with room in the back for only six guys.

    It weighs 30 tons, so its too heavy to be picked up by any helicopter and too large to be carried by a C-130, and is not truly amphibious.

    It’s expensive to operate, expensive to maintain, and only carries six infantrymen. Worst of all, its a huge vehicle with little armor and packed with explosive TOW missiles.

    The Bradley is almost 10 feet tall, but can only carry six grunts who are trapped inside with explosive TOW missiles.

    During live fire tests of the Bradley, a hit usually ignited a stored TOW causing massive explosions and killing the entire crew.

    By ALL means, give this exploding coffin to the Ukronazis!

    They deserve it.

    The Russians have the BMPT Terminator

    Time and combat tested in Syria

    Ready to go and working great in Ukronaziland

    #125301
    Red
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    #125302
    Oroboros
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    #125303
    Dr. D
    Participant

    “1598 Athletes” “Trust the Science” Except when there’s data I don’t want. Then I discard it, persecute it, and refuse to pay for it. Ahead of time, because somehow I already know.

    “Kiev is shedding blood to carry out the mission NATO set for itself”

    Huh? Could he clarify a little? The mission NATO set is to destroy Russia? Reminds me of years ago when we were here talking about NATO not having done anything useful in decades and needed to be disbanded. Now we know what they were keeping them around for…while not arming them, apparently, as Germany has no tanks and the U.S. has no artillery.

    Again: “Something’s happening”? Yeah, the whole planet knows Russia mobilized in order to attack when the ground froze, big shock. It hasn’t, so they haven’t. That goes to a second “world’s most amazing coincidence!” that Europe lo! Is the warmest right now ever. And the ground won’t freeze, buying Ukraine another week, or at this rate, a whole winter. Make of it what you will.

    Meanwhile I was promised a 3,000 year drought in California and it’s raining buckets with record snowpack. (Again: Oroville dam) What gives, people? Why are your predictions always wrong? If pop reporters are mischaracterizing the scientific position on this, get it together and issue a rebuttal because having EVERY prediction be wrong EVERY time really doesn’t give us all the feeling you know what you’re talking about. Then even Ivy League chemists don’t believe you.

    (PS, “Deep sea level temperatures”? See: Underwater volcanism, as per the “unusual warming in Antarctica” that turned out to be this. It also releases the world’s largest CO2 right on 100 million year schedule, 30x times in a row. Has it been tracked and quantified? Then how can you refute me?)

    Back to Ukraine, it was very telling that the “West” as Ukraine now calls itself, refused ANY ceasefire. Even for Christmas. Russia doesn’t look tired and after 8 years of shelling civilians didn’t expect it anyway, but this lets Putin/Russia demonstrate what’s going on for the RoW. Why be in a hurry? They send Poles willing to die, and Russia accommodates their wishes.

    Ukraine has never been in possession of RIM-7 missiles, fitting US-made munitions onto Soviet-made launchers suggests heavy US involvement in such an upgrade.”

    But we’re not in the war. I wonder what Redneck thinks of this. Are we in the war? And if so, why? Why should good Australians die for a useless town nobody’s heard of? Why should your petrol be cut off at $100/bbl? I’m not saying there’s not a reason, but they no longer bother to make any argument to us at all.

    “WWIII HAS BEGUN: Medvedev Wants Hypersonic Missiles Near Washington (Celente)”

    I had wondered why they did this. Hypersonic destroyers are just as useless as floating targets as U.S. Aircraft carriers are. This is fine as Russian policy is exclusively defensive and they spend zero on power projection: those destroyers would be fine under a near-coast umbrella of Russian defense. So why risk them out at sea? Well it’s communication, but I don’t know what they get from it. Another pointless attempt to make D.C. feel what they feel? D.C. is made of lizards, guys, they don’t “feel” anything. They’re incapable of this. If you don’t already know that you deserve to lose a Destroyer for it.

    McCarthy: I’m not sure anyone knows fully what’s been horse-traded yet, but I hear at least some of those concessions have been ratified. 1 (GOP) vote to overturn Speaker is a critical one. That makes the Freedom Caucus the constant swing vote, and is exactly what the Squad was supposed to do and often reported they were doing…but didn’t, and sucked Nancy Pelosi’s…well, you get the idea.

    For his part, Trump has to look like the kingmaker and power broker, as if he’s not trying to turn up the tables and overthrow the system. That’s my take. Did he really back McCarthy? I’m not even sure, since McCarthy is now out with one vote. That’s serious leverage. I know he now LOOKS like he does, but who cares what you look like compared to what is real? All remains to be seen, I don’t think I understand it yet. Likewise, I disagree with this approach, I wouldn’t have done it, but I’m not going to be broken up by it, it’s an okay trade. Someone asked what Conservatives thought of it, and Trump, and if I can be called a Conservative, that’s what I think. It sucks, oh well, carry on.

    “You recently appeared to indicate that the reason why Facebook made the unwise decision to censor articles about Hunter Biden’s laptop was based on an alert from the Federal Bureau of Investigation,”

    Yeah, so? You’re talking to the wrong guy. Facebook CAN censor (if we’re already not going to enforce Sec230) and if the FBI said they’d arrest you and sink you company, they WILL censor. Facebook is the victim in that case, not the cause. Go talk to the FBI who destroyed all Human Rights, and that’s YOUR job, Senator. …But like all the impeachments, they only focus on the stuff, events, crimes, that are NOT relevant in order to let off the ones that are.

    That was part of the McCarthy rebellion. Worse than not investigating Hunter and J6 would be having a co-opted committee that PRETENDS to. That’s the GOP specialty for decades. BTW I also don’t know the arcana of why McCarthy is even ELIGIBLE for Speaker. Why isn’t he the same as any other guy? What’s he got that the others don’t? A corrupt history of caving? Is that the requirement?

    “2 Yrs After Jan. 6: 1,000 Arrests; Zero ‘Insurrection’ Charges (Attkisson)”

    2 years solitary for trespass. No trials, no appearance there will ever be one. This is EXACTLY what is in the Declaration of Independence and the Constitution. The Government just ignores every and all of their own laws. So who holds the government to account and stops them?

    P.S. they just provided ANOTHER $25M to NOT arrest and NOT prosecute a few trespassers. Can someone explain this? No: we ignore it.

    Here’s the transcript: https://www.archives.gov/founding-docs/declaration-transcript Let’s see, also:
    Refuses to enforce laws.
    Refuses to enforce borders.
    Refuses legal immigration.
    Refuses to count votes and let officials be seated.
    Refuses to seat judges.
    Corrupts judges by only seating Quid pro Quo.
    Hired 87,000 new officials to eat our substance.
    Keeps expensive standing armies outside of wars.
    Having mock trials that defend government criminality.
    Enacting policies that prevent world trade and shipping.
    By preventing trial by jury whenever they feel like it, to get decisions they prefer.
    Moving people around to try cases only in friendly jurisdictions.
    “[Erasing] our most valuable Laws, and altering fundamentally the Forms of our Governments”
    Both “Abdicating” government by doing nothing to enforce law and protect the people and
    “Wage [active] war against us”
    “He has plundered our seas, ravaged our Coasts, burnt our towns, [poisoned our water] and destroyed the lives of our people.”
    “He is at this time transporting large Armies of foreign Mercenaries to compleat the works of death, desolation and tyranny, [by authorizing the WHO, UN, and small arms treaties, etc] … scarcely paralleled in the most barbarous ages, and totally unworthy the Head of a civilized nation.”
    “He has excited domestic insurrections amongst us.”

    “In every stage of these Oppressions We have Petitioned for Redress in the most humble terms: Our repeated Petitions have been answered only by repeated injury. A Prince whose character is thus marked by every act which may define a Tyrant, is unfit to be the ruler”

    Sound familiar? Ok then.

    “Jan. 6 Comm. Releases Social Security Numbers of Trump Officials, Allies (Fox)”

    I’m sure I could buy their numbers on the Internet. However, “Social Security numbers will never be used as a personal ID tracking, we promise and wrote into law, TRUST US.” – The Government, 1936.

    Uh-huh. And I’m the crazy one for not trusting them. I mean: I concede it’s not EVERY time with EVERY thing they’ve ever said that’s a lie. Just ALMOST every time: Sometimes they fail on accident. And then AFTER 100 years of that, they ALSO release them to the public. “Trust us, we’re only here to help.” Brrrrr.

    “Rep. Adam Schiff (D-CA) violated the First Amendment and, arguably, his oath to uphold the Constitution in 2020”

    In normal times, he should be impeached by Congress, and at the least censured. Since all of Congress clearly agrees with ending 1A, this won’t happen. But that also means all (most) of Congress are guilty of treason. They are breaking the oath of office and undermining the written agreement between the people and government, which is the very definition. What is “The United States”? A couple of jerks in a cube office? Or the written agreement signed by law? If they are violating and rebelling against the written charter and agreement, only then are they in openn rebellion to “The United States”.

    “Ted Cruz Slams Joe Biden for Turning Pharmacies into Abortion Centers (LN)”

    Interesting. But if the people have sovereignty, shouldn’t the woman be able to take her own risks with drugs the same as any other? “We should all be able to recognize that these pills can cause very serious side-effects”. Almost all do, and some of the most common are the most dangerous. Alcohol for instance, or Tylenol which gives you a horrible, lingering death. It’s a normalcy bias. So should Ted make alcohol a doctor’s order, or should he allow other drugs to be legal and put the people in charge? BTW what would be the charge for secretly feeding them to your girlfriend in coffee? 1st degree Murder? Or nothing? That’s quite a range.

    “blamed the previous administration for the immigration crisis”

    …Because Trump was stopping the border? Stopping = starting. Jean-Pierre also said the only reason people were coming was because reporters were covering it. Stop talking about it and it goes away, in true rabbit logic. Also Obama was “Deporter-in-chief,” removing 4x people than Trump. Where does that fit in?

    Probably should study the anthills for use for housing in desert climates. “Everything looks like it was designed by one mind, but of course that isn’t true.” Really? How do you know? Science: discarding the obvious without even testing for it. “We know first THEN find the data, not the other way around.™”

    #125304
    Germ
    Participant

    lion

    #125305
    Oroboros
    Participant

    “..Dmitry Medvedev, the deputy chairman of Russia’s national security council, on Thursday called for Moscow’s hypersonic Zircon missiles to be placed about 100 miles off of the coast of the U.S..”

    At 100 miles off Washington, a Russian Zircon at 7000mph hits DC in about 50 seconds.

    Presidementia Pedo Joe couldn’t wipe his butt in 50 seconds much less react to this missile.

    Russia’s attack submarine fleet is also being fitted with Zircons and they are very hard to track, especially the super quiet diesel electric subs they are making now. Nuclear subs are by nature louder than electric sub because they are powered by steam turbines.

    The US coasts can be surrounded by Zircons 50 seconds off it’s coasts as a calling card reply for the Empire of Lies® trying to encircle Russia with hostile actors.

    Checkmate

    Another variation of the Cuban missile crisis that was precipitated by the CIA putting nuclear missiles in Turkey and not informing President Kennedy of what they had done.

    The Soviets put nuclear missiles in Cuba bitchez as an answer.

    Surprise!

    Empire of Lies ‘foreign policy’

    .

    #125306
    Germ
    Participant

    Sudden cardiac arrest is leading cause of death in young athletes

    https://www.cbsnews.com/minnesota/video/sudden-cardiac-arrest-is-leading-cause-of-death-in-young-athletes/

    TVASF

    #125307
    Germ
    Participant

    Fuck ’em all.

    TVASF

    #125308
    Oroboros
    Participant

    “…They send Poles willing to die, and Russia accommodates their wishes….”

    As a friend told me years ago, Polish joke write themselves

    #125309
    Oroboros
    Participant

    A witty little bitch-slapping of John Bolton

    I enjoyed the humor over coffee this morning

    Drole hippie analysis

    Figures Bolton is grifting his ‘memoirs’ like so many neo-con jobs. Funny

    War Pig John Bolton Goes Insane!: Prepares for 2024 Presidential Campaign


    #125310
    Tree Frog
    Participant

    Dr D –

    You offer…

    This means that more often than we would like to admit, systems thrown together with various parts or pieced together haphazardly are prone to be unreliable. When we try to explain events in terms of cause and effect the bigger picture has a way of getting lost.

    And observe…

    Yes, and that’s a strong argument against conspiracy. What I see instead is interlocking motives.

    No doubt you are familiar with the following quote from The Wealth of Nations.

    People of the same trade seldom meet together, even for merriment and diversion, but the conversation ends in a conspiracy against the publick, or in some contrivance to raise prices.

    I think Smith has it right with his choice of term: conspiracy. Of course, it is not now simply about prices – if it ever was. It is always the few against the many.

    The present is “thrown together”. But conspiracy is obvious and deep, its expressions small (local zoning, etc.) and large (invasion of Iraq, destruction of Libya, subsidies for big agriculture and big oil, etc.). Interlocking motives breed conspiracy.

    True, also, is an inclination of people to “bend to the wind”. But the wind is not itself free of influence, e.g., health insurance tied to employment in the USA. You likely know the roots of that are in an employer conspiracy against national health care. Again, interlocking motives.

    Edward Bernays was very proud of his work as a propagandist. He simply magnified the range and power of “contrivance”.

    The realization of “new, simple and beautiful” is just another manifestation of the conspiracy of the few against the many by which…

    They merely expose that their system serves literally no one but 10 guys at the very top, not even the 1% PMC apparatchiks who run it, and that will become blindingly obvious the minute repairs are made.

    Certainly some (social networks) in Russia, China, India, etc. have been aware of that for a long time – given centuries of exploitation/invasion. It seems a tipping point has been reached – thrown together.

    #125311
    Oroboros
    Participant

    The Faucists Ghost Army of Fake Doctors

    Styxhexenhammer666 speaks from the Netherlands on Bitchute

    Funny rant dude


    #125312
    Oroboros
    Participant

    .

    #125313
    boscohorowitz
    Participant

    “I don’t see it as being among smartypants folks: just folks”

    It was just a style label. We don’t gather physically, only symbo-linguistically, and what we generally seem to most prize about ourselves and each other is intellectual acumen and informational accuracy. But, just for fun, let’s call me ‘smartydress’.

    (One envisions ‘dumb casual’.)

    “I don’t mind the trading of insults, but it’s the hypocrisy that gets me: it’s bad faith. “

    Exactly! Honor is all we can claim to possess in ourselves, imo. Even love, dear love, that thing I believe is the sole purpose of our too often frightful existences, can’t survive without trust, and trust is, while not necessarily built from honor, can only be held together by honor.

    That said, anyone dumb enough to waste their time insulting me is not only an insult more to themselves than to me, but also too dumb to insult me enough to give me serious pause in my direction of expression and exploration. Ultimately it comes down to: If I’m so dumb why are you wasting your time on me?

    How dumb am I? Dumb enough to insult myself at least hourly if not per minute. The ego is not just blinded by vanity but equally and, say I, more blinded by self-loathing. We’re twisted critters, us poor homo saps.

    “I might not “learn” what I need to from that particular comment’s information, but I do learn something about the larger web of interlocking and complementary effects all the participants have”

    Without a target, an arrow is just a pointless point. While I’ve not been insincere here (I abhor insincerity like battery acid in a martini) I have often let others’ perception of me — as something more trollish than not – provide a target so I or they or someone could discern what the point was in the first place… including whatever my point might be.

    Nonetheless, “just shoot me” grows old. 😉

    #125314
    boscohorowitz
    Participant

    “I watch the river, I see who skips stones and who builds docks, who bathes and who pisses, and I see who passes over to the other side, because there is my teacher.”

    Can I use your Cliff Notes?

    “I think it’s a bad sort of propaganda (in the much longer and deeper psyop war) to deprive people of the play of meanings in the Matrix metaphor by getting them to think it’s always about corruption of truth in the form of lying for personal profit. Morpheus, as we learn, was told a lie about the endpoint of their enslavement to the Matrix by the machines and the previous Neo”

    Maybe I should retire as some kind of Voice of Reason and let you do all the heavy lifting, since you’re so good at it. I’d as soon be a magpie jester anyway. It’s fun and I might as well be hung for a sheep as a lamb, eh?

    “you’re not going to see this “control system” crash without people having that kind of love, that kind of singular devotion… that they’re willing to fuck over billions of other people for the sake of The One they love more than any other, willing to ignore all the laws and rules and ethics that say “Maximize the benefits to the many and minimize the costs to a few”

    In short (per my Cliff Notes), the wheel won’t fully turn until one stops submitting to peer pressure, and that kind of revolutionary movement requires a solid spindle – like a lover’s eyes. I’ll note that, because we build huge authority hierarchies with pinnacle control “inflection points” (I was told that trope has become hip with the commentoscenti), it sometimes only takes one, or One (huh: Neo is an amalgam of One) to give the wheel a solid shove.

    “Even if it’s poison, I’ll gladly inject myself and my family, because I do it for love of you all, you ungrateful bastards who only act from hatred.”

    Can I flatter you some more? I’m bored, and you’re making the points that my target wants to receive. (Does that sound erotic?

    “Erotic love for The One: ruthless, uncompromising, and open to whatever happens, including the deaths of everyone and self. That’s how you make True Babies.”

    Doxology, doxology, doxology

    The elder is in bad humour this moment…
    I takes my text from the eleventh of the _______
    “He that is amongst you without sins, let him throw the first rock”
    What it says is: Let him cast the first stone
    But I ain’t taking on your misunderstanding me
    For twenty years y’all been throwing rocks at one another
    But you wasn’t satisfied, you had to commence throwing them at me
    -Uhmm umm
    Umm umm nothing!
    But I ain’t gonna warn you all no more
    But in the language that great prophet Henry Shakespeare
    Watch your step, Watch your step”
    What did nigger demon say, I say “What did nigger demon say?”
    He said “Wash me and I shall be whiter than snow”
    -Amen!
    Uhmm umm. That’s all right too
    There’s a lot of you all here this morning, think you’ve been washed
    You ain’t even been sponged
    -Uhmm!
    T’ain’t no use grunting
    On night before last Thanksgiving, I think it was long about midnight
    A certain brother, he’s sitting right here out there
    This certain brother was coming down the road, toting a bag
    And he sees another brother toting another bag and getting over a fence
    Both bags was “occupied”
    Now neither one of these brothers spoke
    But a sound from the bag of the brother on the fence
    Indicated that he had procured the main article for his Thanksgiving dinner
    -Uhmm umm
    Uhmm umm? Now the other certain brother had in his bag a member of the same family
    But it wasn’t exactly the kind of a bird generally used for Thanksgiving dinner
    -Uhmm umm
    Uhmm umm? And this filled that certain brother’s heart so full of jealousy and malice
    That he goes straight home and tells his wife what he sees
    And that does settle it
    -Be it the truth
    You know it’s the truth, You know it’s the truth!
    His wife tells her sister her sister tells her friend
    And the first thing I knows, every member of this congregation here is whispering around that
    I, me, me huh have stole a turkey!
    -Phew!
    Ain’t no use Phewing!
    In the future, any of you that throws rocks at me
    I’m gonna throw ’em back at you
    And when I starts throwing, Friends I shall miss nobody
    Uhmm umm? There’s Silence!
    Now that certain brother I’ve been talking about, will kindly lead us in prayer
    -There now, the scripture says the food of God would last destroy, they first makes mad
    Oh know now
    -And there will ___ sure acting crazy
    Now there there there there
    -On last Thursday night who was it that I had to almost tote home
    Now wait a minute, wait a minute, wait a minute
    -That I almost had to carry home bodily
    Now hear
    -Yes he was so full of applejack, and who was it?
    Who?
    -Who was it I say stole the largest money I said who was it Lord that stole the largest money
    -And lost it playing fivers down in Sister Mimi Crawfords
    Doxology, Doxology, Doxology
    Use all the doors, use all the doors
    We are all leaving now, all leaving now

    Hallelujah, hellyeah!

    #125315
    boscohorowitz
    Participant

    The visitors of the zoo are petrified because they fear that the animals they imprison will act like the humans who imprisoned them.

    #125316
    boscohorowitz
    Participant
    #125317
    Red
    Participant

    The complexity trap.

    #125318
    zerosum
    Participant

    Democrats don’t believe that change is in the air

    14th vote …. concessions over rules and committee assignments.

    House GOP agenda:
    The GOP has vowed to fight back on narratives around the Jan. 6, 2021, attack, COVID-19 and Joe Biden’s son, Hunter Biden.
    ———–
    • Senators Make New Demand Regarding FBI, Hunter Biden, Obama White House (CB)

    —————-
    • 2 Yrs After Jan. 6: 1,000 Arrests; Zero ‘Insurrection’ Charges (Attkisson)
    The only person shot at the US Capitol on January 6 was an unarmed protester named Ashli Babbitt. The US Capitol Police officer who killed her, Lt. Michael Byrd, was not charged with a crime.
    ———–

    Have you accidently joined a CULL/CULT?
    ———–

    #125319
    boscohorowitz
    Participant

    Lions eat sheep. It’s a predatory relationship. But when the herd kills itself off via das vakzinazion, the lion is kinda screwed, cuz it’s a relationship. Normally, predators cull the weak, helping keep both the predator and the pack strong. The consensus here is that the vaxx syndrome is a form of predation by alpha predators: lions, tigers, bears, ohmies…

    So, if one feels like an alpha predator relative to one’s fellow sheep because they let themselves be killed by Alpha Predators, one is emotionally preparing oneself for cannibalism…

    OK. That was ample seriousness, imo, to justify a dumb joke:

    We sheep-in-lion-clothes are Alfalfa Predators:

    Was that dumb enough? I can do dumber if you like. I enjoy a challenge.

    #125320
    boscohorowitz
    Participant

    A complexity trap mytho-root:

    [3:1] Now the serpent was more crafty than any other wild animal that the LORD God had made. He said to the woman, “Did God say, ‘You shall not eat from any tree in the garden’?”
    [3:2] The woman said to the serpent, “We may eat of the fruit of the trees in the garden;
    [3:3] but God said, ‘You shall not eat of the fruit of the tree that is in the middle of the garden, nor shall you touch it, or you shall die. ‘”
    [3:4] But the serpent said to the woman, “You will not die;
    [3:5] for God knows that when you eat of it your eyes will be opened, and you will be like God, knowing good and evil.”
    [3:6] So when the woman saw that the tree was good for food, and that it was a delight to the eyes, and that the tree was to be desired to make one wise, she took of its fruit and ate; and she also gave some to her husband, who was with her, and he ate.
    [3:7] Then the eyes of both were opened, and they knew that they were naked; and they sewed fig leaves together and made loincloths for themselves.
    [3:8] They heard the sound of the LORD God walking in the garden at the time of the evening breeze, and the man and his wife hid themselves from the presence of the LORD God among the trees of the garden.
    [3:9] But the LORD God called to the man, and said to him, “Where are you?”
    [3:10] He said, “I heard the sound of you in the garden, and I was afraid, because I was naked; and I hid myself.”
    [3:11] He said, “Who told you that you were naked? Have you eaten from the tree of which I commanded you not to eat?”
    [3:12] The man said, “The woman whom you gave to be with me, she gave me fruit from the tree, and I ate.”
    [3:13] Then the LORD God said to the woman, “What is this that you have done?” The woman said, “The serpent tricked me, and I ate.”
    [3:14] The LORD God said to the serpent, “Because you have done this, cursed are you among all animals and among all wild creatures; upon your belly you shall go, and dust you shall eat all the days of your life.
    [3:15] I will put enmity between you and the woman, and between your offspring and hers; he will strike your head, and you will strike his heel.”
    [3:16] To the woman he said, “I will greatly increase your pangs in childbearing; in pain you shall bring forth children, yet your desire shall be for your husband, and he shall rule over you.”
    [3:17] And to the man he said, “Because you have listened to the voice of your wife, and have eaten of the tree about which I commanded you, ‘You shall not eat of it,’ cursed is the ground because of you; in toil you shall eat of it all the days of your life;
    [3:18] thorns and thistles it shall bring forth for you; and you shall eat the plants of the field.
    [3:19] By the sweat of your face you shall eat bread until you return to the ground, for out of it you were taken; you are dust, and to dust you shall return.”
    [3:20] The man named his wife Eve, because she was the mother of all living.
    [3:21] And the LORD God made garments of skins for the man and for his wife, and clothed them.
    [3:22] Then the LORD God said, “See, the man has become like one of us, knowing good and evil; and now, he might reach out his hand and take also from the tree of life, and eat, and live forever”–
    [3:23] therefore the LORD God sent him forth from the garden of Eden, to till the ground from which he was taken.
    [3:24] He drove out the man; and at the east of the garden of Eden he placed the cherubim, and a sword flaming and turning to guard the way to the tree of life.
    <end>

    We all know the formula of ‘monkeys with guns and money’, but the real source code is monkeys with hyper evolved brains that exceed our logico-moral capacity.

    Mortally depraved,we are. I’ve shared this anecdote before. I double down now:

    some 20th century science experiment removed, from an insect feeding, that insect’s back end and placed it in front of the insect. The insect began eating itself. The scientists, being morally depraved monkeys, felt that proved how dumb, insensitive, and morally vacuous insects supposedly are. They neglected to mention in their summary results how morally depraved such experiments are, how such activities reveal far more about the experimenters than their victims.

    Meanwhile:

    #125321
    boscohorowitz
    Participant

    #125322
    boscohorowitz
    Participant

    My thanx to the TAE soul who first shared those powerful cartoons above.

    #125323
    boscohorowitz
    Participant
    #125324
    boscohorowitz
    Participant

    Our Theme Word is Entropy

    My zoo remark above referred to this:

    Dog Among Tigers

    #125325
    boscohorowitz
    Participant

    Switzerland slated to destroy millions of mRNA vaccine doses in 2023, as even the olds have stopped caring, and nobody in the developing world wants the surplus either

    I agree with eugyppius.It’s all smoke and mirrors, damage control, and squeezing the final turnip blood from a stoned (stoned as in high on drugs and media, and stoned as in the relentless blame’n’shame wars that mark any democracy. public.

    #125327
    zerosum
    Participant

    Republicans have prepared15 nails, (concessions over rules and committee assignments), for the democrat coffin.

    #125328
    jb-hb
    Participant

    Just 2 simple requests today regarding Planetary Meltdown

    Please explain how a planetary temperature chart is irrelevant to Planetary Meltdown

    Please explain how ocean surface temperature is irrelevant to discussion of ocean surface temperature.

    …or stop waving a hand and saying “Irrelevant, nothing to do with! (N.T.D.W.)”

    #125329
    Germ
    Participant

    This is what happens when you tamper with a nation’s viral immunity with an experimental gene transfection therapy. Oh Canada – What a disaster.

    flu

    Same in the UK:

    “Britain is suffering the worst flu season for a decade with pressures on A&E leading to hundreds of deaths, new figures have revealed.”

    https://www.dailymail.co.uk/health/article-11605043/UK-suffers-worst-flu-season-decade-weekly-death-toll-soars-levels-not-seen-lockdown.html

    TVASF

    #125330

    There could have been contraction in some smaller, piecemeal ways-
    Adjusting to the tragedies with local rites and manners.
    But our destruction comes from central planning nowadays,
    And gleeful killers ply their trade with poison, bombs, and banners.

    #125331
    Dr. D
    Participant

    How I feel when unvaxxed in public:
    Burdock
    https://otakuhouse.com/images/2012/06/totoro-bus-stop-otaku-house.jpg

    But a fig leaf.

    #125332
    Germ
    Participant

    Geert’s latest:

    Mutation pressure due to Vaccination

    “It’s now 5 past midnight!”

    https://www.voiceforscienceandsolidarity.org/videos-and-interviews/mutation-pressure-due-to-vaccination

    TVASF

    #125333
    jb-hb
    Participant

    boscohorowitz, I just wanted to mention, your constant admonishment about the ego, projection, take the log out of your own eye first, etc sure is annoying. …and that I HAVE returned to pondering it throughout the week when I read a post of yours like that. Week after week gosh darn you.

    I get the sneaking suspicion that there’s some sort of slippery slope SOMEWHERE in there that ends with an Amazon production of Lord of the Rings where a female orc schools Galadriel on how she MUST understand orcs and can never understand them, and from her perspective, the Elves are evil.

    Nevertheless, unlike the-injection-which-does-not-vaccinate (T.I.W.D.N.V.), when I ponder the point you are making and alternate between annoyed and not-annoyed, the burning sensation indicates something is working. Or that I need penicillin. Or both.

    #125334

    I second V. Arnold’s sentiments Ilargi.
    What an extraordinary place this is that you have created!

    Thank you both, and all. But it’s created itself, really. Not me. Which is much better, obviously.

    TAE exists because enough people understand that in order to be open and freely accessible, voluntary donations are needed. No paywalls, no subscriptions, freedom. It’s the only model that works in the end.

    #125335
    boscohorowitz
    Participant

    Be invincible:

    A Flu Bug’s Worst Enemy

    #125336
    Noirette
    Participant

    Germ’s post quoting “Record Ambulances queues at A&E.” re UK, prev. thread,

    https://bit.ly/3GMyi5q

    The Tories (not that Labour would do better, the spin and calendar might vary somewhat) are finally coming close to privatising health care, officially, completely, a long time aim.

    Provoking strikes is part of the plan, the chaos shows the present system is not tenable, something must be done, the system is broken, etc.

    More employees, docs, nurses, lower level, quit in disgust (or thru other mechanisms, blame, no-vax stance, etc.) The more strikes the better..!

    So facilities close down, ambulances don’t show up, triage doesn’t work properly, etc. Let it all rot.. and it does, as complex systems that are not maintained by keen ppl working precisely defined slots in a matrix break down quickly.

    What happens next, watch for it,

    > Health care will be shunted to the responsibility of ‘regions’ – outside of any ‘National’ mandate.

    (Berlusconi did this in Italy, thereby ensuring fractioning, power to local scammers, potentates..)

    The rationale will be, different regions have different health/etc. problems, local control is more sensitive and caring, etc. Then, Funding from the center will be meagre, rationed.

    > Tele-Med will be the first portal to health care. The digitalisation will permit the Private cos. as part of Gvmt. to control all of med care in the UK.

    Poor and sick ppl will have to turn to Gvmt. help to make their cases heard, in front of a functionary who types in stuff.

    see for one ex, https://bit.ly/3imF8Fq

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