Feb 122023

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Serbian President Sees “Major Escalation” In Ukraine Over Next 6 Months (RT)
Serbia Responds To ‘Cancel-Russian-Culture’ Calls (RT)
Censorship: Covid, War, and More (Spruance)
Who Benefitted From This Chaos? (Tucker)
The War of Terror of a Rogue Superpower: Cui Bono? (Escobar)
Russia Ready For Talks With Ukraine, With No Preconditions – Deputy FM (TASS)
Latest Nord Stream Findings Deserve Emergency NATO Summit – Zakharova (TASS)
Zakharova Warns Baerbock Against Making Irreparable Mistake On Ukraine (TASS)
Zakharova Urges To Legally Seal West’s Deceit On Minsk Agreements (TASS)
IMF To Meet Ukraine Officials In Warsaw Next Week (R.)
Tulsi Gabbard Slams ‘Dangerous’ Clinton Following India Trip (RT)
Twitter Censorship Is The Modern-Day Red Scare (Turley)
Trump & Epstein: The Recycled Smear (Roger Stone)
UK Has Secret Plans For EU – Bloomberg (RT)
Estimated 13 Million People Worldwide Killed By The Covid Vaccines (Kirsch)





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Original title: “Serbia may soon be forced to sanction Russia – Vucic”. The smaller countries that have independent ideas, Serbia, Croatia, Austria, Hungary, are vassals to their allies.

Vucic’s main message: “The fighting to date will feel like “almost nothing, compared to what’s coming..” And then watch Gonzalo’s tweet. The US has sent Samantha Power to Budapest to trip Orban. A literal power game.

Serbian President Sees “Major Escalation” In Ukraine Over Next 6 Months (RT)

The moment is approaching when Serbia will have no choice but to give in to Western demands to sanction its ally Russia, Serbian President Aleksandar Vucic has said. In an interview with Prva broadcaster on Friday, Vucic said he expects “a major escalation” in the conflict in Ukraine over the next six months. The fighting to date will feel like “almost nothing, compared to what’s coming,” he warned. This situation “will affect our country as the pressure on Belgrade, in terms of its relations with Russia, will become two or three times tougher – despite already being very strong now,” the president said. Sanctioning Moscow over its military operation in Ukraine and recognizing the independence of the breakaway province of Kosovo have been singled out by Brussels as key conditions for Belgrade’s bid to join the EU.

Vucic, who has been rejecting both demands for months, now says the moment may eventually come when Belgrade would have to join the EU’s curbs on Moscow. “Let us push like this as long as we can, I will know when the moment is right, and I will not hide anything from people. That moment [when Serbia sanctions Russia] has been approaching for a long time, I am afraid that it’s not even months away,” he said. The Serbian president revealed that he used to believe that the West, which is backing the Kiev government with weapons, funds and intelligence, was getting the upper hand in Ukraine. However, “at this moment, it’s no longer entirely clear who is winning in Ukraine,” he added.

Moscow’s chances of succeeding have been boosted by the fact that there is now “unity” among the Russian people regarding the conflict, especially after the announcement by Berlin and some other countries last month that German-made Leopard tanks would be supplied to Kiev, he said. According to Vucic, it’ll be “difficult” for Serbia no matter who prevails in Ukraine. “The West doesn’t want a country allied with Russia in the middle of Europe. On the other hand, Russia doesn’t want to lose everything it has in the Balkans,” he said. That’s why Belgrade remains among the few international players who speak about the need for a diplomatic solution to the crisis, but “no one is allowed to mention peace anymore,” he stated.

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“..the notion that Serbia should “break completely with Russia,” and “throw out Dostoyevsky, Tchaikovsky and Tolstoy” is equally absurd. “That can’t be Serbia, we have to take care of the soul of our people..”

Serbia Responds To ‘Cancel-Russian-Culture’ Calls (RT)

Serbia will not jump on the Russia-bashing bandwagon and cancel the country’s culture, President Aleksandar Vucic has told media. He explained that preserving the Russian classics in the public domain is as important as guarding national financial interests. In an interview with Serbia’s Prva news channel broadcast on Friday, Vucic acknowledged that his country largely depends on the West in terms of investment. For this reason, the president noted, those who call on Belgrade to cut these ties “don’t know how the country works.” Vucic went on to argue that the notion that Serbia should “break completely with Russia,” and “throw out [novelist] Dostoyevsky, [composer] Tchaikovsky and [writer] Tolstoy” is equally absurd. “That can’t be Serbia, we have to take care of the soul of our people,” the president clarified.

Last month, during a press conference in the Russian embassy in Belgrade, President Vladimir Putin’s special envoy on international cultural cooperation, Mikhail Shvydkoy, announced that Belgrade and Moscow were discussing holding a year of cultural exchange in 2024. Several renowned Russian musicians will visit Serbia already this year. On top of that, a meeting of Russian and Serbian academia is also in the pipeline, Shvydkoy revealed.Following the start of Russia’s military operation against Ukraine in late February 2022, a number of European cultural venues have canceled the staging of artworks which have Russian origins and have also barred some Russian performers who have refused to denounce Moscow’s actions.

Certain politicians in the EU have also spoken in favor of such bans. As recently as early January, Lithuanian culture minister Simonas Kairys spoke in favor of a “mental quarantine” on Russian culture, claiming the latter is being used by Moscow as a “weapon.” Earlier, the Cardiff Philharmonic Orchestra in Wales erased music by Russian composer Pyotr Tchaikovsky from a concert program, while Britain’s Royal Opera House called off a tour by the Bolshoi Ballet. Netflix, in turn, put on hold the production of ‘Anna K,’ an adaptation of Leo Tolstoy’s novel ‘Anna Karenina’. Commenting on these tendencies, Russian President Vladimir Putin has drawn parallels between Western efforts to cancel Russian culture to the Nazi practice of book burning.

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“..an inconvenient narrative arises, the government and lemmings in the media slander it as false and dangerous, and, months later, the dispute in question turns out to be true..”

Censorship: Covid, War, and More (Spruance)

Wednesday morning, Seymour Hersh published “How America Took Out The Nord Stream Pipeline.” The Nord Stream 1 and 2 Pipelines exploded in September 2022. The Nord Stream 1 has delivered natural gas from Russia to Europe for over a decade, and Russia was developing the Nord Stream 2 at the time. Outlets like The New York Times called the explosions “a mystery.” The sabotage presented a major energy crisis for the United States’ European allies. Europe imports nearly 40% of its gas from Russia, and the Nord Stream 1 was responsible for delivering approximately one third of that supply. Now, Hersh reports that “the United States executed a covert sea operation” with Navy divers to sabotage Russia’s pipelines with explosives. For a less obsequious press corps, this should have been an easy story to crack.

In the weeks leading up to Russia’s invasion of Ukraine in 2022, President Biden announced his intention to act against the pipelines in the event of war. “If Russia invades… there will be no longer a Nord Stream 2,” he told reporters. “We will bring an end to it.” “How will you do that exactly?” a reporter asked. “I promise you we will be able to do it,” President Biden said with a slight smile. Under Secretary of State for Political Affairs Victoria Nuland was equally as explicit. “I want to be very clear to you today,” she told reporters in January 2022. “If Russia invades Ukraine, one way or another Nord Stream 2 will not move forward.” In September, Russian President Vladimir Putin blamed “Anglo-Saxons” in the West for “terror attacks” on the pipelines. “Those who profit from it have done it,” Putin told the press.

President Biden chastised Putin’s accusation for “pumping out disinformation and lies.” “Just don’t listen to what Putin’s saying,” Biden added. “What he’s saying we know is not true.” White House National Security spokeswoman Adrienne Watson backed up Biden’s claim, referring to Putin’s accusation as “Russia’s disinformation.” Russia’s U.N. ambassador also implied that the United States had been involved in the sabotage. Richard Mills, U.S. deputy ambassador to the U.N., responded by calling the claims “conspiracy theories and disinformation.” Despite the Commander and Chief’s explicit announcement that he would take action against the Nord Stream pipeline, a credulous press corps has dutifully parotted government talking points that accusations of western involvement in the sabotage are “baseless” “misinformation,” “disinformation,” and “conspiracy theories.”

This all follows a similar pattern to the informational warfare of the Covid era: an inconvenient narrative arises, the government and lemmings in the media slander it as false and dangerous, and, months later, the dispute in question turns out to be true (or at least highly plausible). Arguments over natural immunity, vaccine efficacy, masks, the lab leak hypothesis, school shutdowns, lockdowns, and the scientific basis of social distancing are just a few examples that followed this cycle of reporting. This was the same pattern as The New York Post’s coverage of the Hunter Biden laptop. Now, at hearings to investigate corruption that implicated Big Tech, intelligence officials, and the federal government, Raskin and his cohorts return to their familiar censorship ploys. For censors, augmentation of power, not truth, remains the chief objective. To achieve this goal, they conflate dissent with domestic terrorism.

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Not every point is equally strong.

Who Benefitted From This Chaos? (Tucker)

Let’s just go through the list of beneficiaries I first compiled two years ago.

1. The tech companies that became so enraptured with the digital world—and we can include online retailers in this—that they forgot all the people who cannot and do not want to live entirely outside the physical world. To be sure, many of these high flying companies are now coming back to earth thanks to higher interest rates. Even Zoom may be falling on hard times. To which I say: Schadenfreude.

2. The pharmaceutical companies with hundreds of billions of investment in labs and distribution circles that wanted to ply their wares in the midst of emergencies, in addition to the PCR testing industry, not to mention mask and ventilator makers and so many other grifting companies in this space. They not only gain from tremendous subsidies and indemnification from damages; they even got governments to conscript their customer base.

3. Public health intellectuals, who for at least a decade and a half had fallen for the romance of computer modeling, were itching to try out a new method for disease mitigation. They must have gotten quite a kick out of watching the experiment tried out in real time. Speaking of: we haven’t heard from these people in a very long time. They seem conveniently very quiet. Notice how the prophets of doom who were all over the news three years ago, with their magic ability to see the future with precision, have completely vanished?

4. The mega-billionaire Bill Gates found himself vexed by computer viruses that were wrecking his Windows operating system and thereby developed a passion for blocking viruses in general, while failing to understand the difference between biology and computer hardware. He seems to have done very well for himself, not only with his investments but now with his new book telling us how he will single-handedly change the path of the global climate.

5. Government officials certainly had a field day trying out new uses of power. My goodness, they even got their mitts on social media, scripting who gets to speak and who cannot. The national security state hasn’t had this much fun since the Cold War. It was, in short, the most successful ramp up of government power the world over in modern times or maybe ever. Disease panic proved more advantageous to them than ever war and economic depression.

6. Media companies, who live on clicks and know with certainty that public panic is the best way to guarantee consumer attention, did especially well, given that millions were locked at home with nothing else to do. Talk about a captive audience!

7. The Chinese government, which was supremely annoyed at the Trump administration’s trade policies, successfully trolled the West into believing that China nixed the virus through totalitarian controls. It can now brag to have scripted the pandemic response for the whole world, and is now goading the World Health Organization into doing ever more of it.

8. Rabid opponents of the Trump administration, who had failed to wreck it through accusations of Russian collusion and then impeachment over a phone call to Ukraine, finally turned to creating tremendous social, economic, and political chaos by massively overblowing the severity of a widespread viral pathogen, which itself became a metaphor for the political infection they believed afflicted the country. This was the final undoing of the administration, much to the celebration of his political opponents.

9. School teachers’ unions that have been wanting to strike for years in order to extract pay and benefits from the taxpayer, worried that doing so would turn their public against them; for them, lockdowns were the perfect excuse to find another way. They abandoned their jobs and got paid anyway. Then they tried to make the racket last as long as possible.

10. A ruling-class population that has lost touch with people who cannot live on their computers, had become increasingly detached from the flow of life as it exists in the physical world, utterly failed to empathize with the suffering of others under lockdown. But they rather warmed up to the mess they had created because it meant they could make the big bucks while never changing out of their PJs.

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War OF terror vs war ON terror.

“A positive screamer is that Hersh – rather, his key source – had the MI6 completely vanish from the narrative..”

The War of Terror of a Rogue Superpower: Cui Bono? (Escobar)

When it comes to the Global South, what the Hersh report imprints is Rogue Superpower, in giant blood red letters, as state sponsor of terrorism. Everyone with a brain already knew the Empire did it. Now Seymour Hersh’s bombshell report not only details how Nord Stream 1 and 2 were attacked, but also names names: from the toxic Straussian neoliberal-con trio Sullivan, Blinken and Nuland all the way to the Teleprompter Reader-in-Chief. Arguably the most incandescent nugget in Hersh’s narrative is to point ultimate responsibility directly at the White House. The CIA, for its part, gets away with it. The whole report may be read as the framing of a scapegoat. A very fragile, shoddy scapegoat – what with those classified documents in the garage, the endless stares into the void, the cornucopia of incomprehensible mumbling, and of course the whole, ghastly, years-long family corruption carousel in and around Ukraine, still to be completely unveiled.

Hersh’s report happened to pop up immediately after the deadly earthquakes in Turkey/Syria. This is an investigative journalism earthquake in itself, straddling over fault lines and revealing countless open air fissures, nuggets of truth gasping for air amidst the rubble. But is that all there is? Does the narrative hold from start to finish? Yes and no. First of all, why now? This is a leak – essentially from one Deep State insider, Hersh’s key source. This 21st century “Deep Throat” remix may be appalled at the toxicity of the system, but at the same time he knows that whatever he says, there will be no consequences. Cowardly Berlin – ignoring the nuts and bolts of the scheme all along – will not even squeak. After all the Green gang has been ecstatic, because the terror attack has thoroughly advanced their medieval de-industrialization agenda.

In parallel, as an extra bonus, all the other European vassals receive further confirmation this is the fate that awaits them if they don’t follow His Master’s Voice. Hersh’s narrative frames the Norwegians as the essential accessory to terror. Hardly surprising: NATO’s Jens “Peace is War” Stoltenberg has been a CIA asset for perhaps half a century. And Oslo of course had its own motives to be part of the deal; to collect loads of extra cash selling whatever spare energy it had for desperate European customers. A little narrative problem is that Norway, unlike the U.S. Navy, still does not have any operational P-8 Poseidon. What was clear at the time is that an American P-8 was commuting back and forth – with mid-air refueling – from the U.S. to Bornholm island.

A positive screamer is that Hersh – rather, his key source – had the MI6 completely vanish from the narrative. SVR, Russian intel, had focused like a laser on MI6 at the time, as well as the Poles. What still cements the narrative is that the combo behind “Biden” provided the planning, the intel and coordinated the logistics, while the final act – in this case a sonar buoy detonating the C4 explosives – may have been perpetrated by the Norwegian vassals. The problem is the buoy may have been dropped by an American P-8. And there’s no explanation of why one of the sections of Nord Stream 2 escaped intact.

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“..talks that should be based on the existing reality..”

Russia Ready For Talks With Ukraine, With No Preconditions – Deputy FM (TASS)

Russia is ready to engage with Ukraine, but there should not be any preconditions for talks that should be based on the existing reality, Russian Deputy Foreign Minister Sergey Vershinin said in an interview with Zvezda television. “Yes, according to the classics, any hostilities end up in talks, and, naturally, as we have said before, we will be ready for such talks, but only if those are talks with no preconditions, talks that would be based on the existing reality,” the senior Russian diplomat said, according to a fragment of the interview posted on the TV channel’s website. However, it is not Kiev, but Washington and Brussels who make the decision on talks with Moscow, Vershinin said.

“First of all, there have been [talks] before – you remember Minsk and you remember Istanbul. And you remember that those were broken off by Ukraine, but you are well aware that decisions are being made not in Kiev, decisions are being made in other capitals, primarily in Washington and Brussels. So, inquiries should be sent there,” he added. Commenting on whether such talks could be held under the current US president, Joe Biden, Vershinin said, “This does not depend on us, we have made our position clear, and if only Mr. Biden were cautious and wise enough, I mean him and his entourage,” he added.

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UN summit perhaps?

Is Russia pushing Zakharova forward? See her a lot.

Latest Nord Stream Findings Deserve Emergency NATO Summit – Zakharova (TASS)

The Russian Foreign Ministry’s official spokeswoman, Maria Zakharova, said the latest findings about explosions at the Nord Stream 1 and 2 pipelines, published by US journalist Seymour Hersh, deserve to be discussed at an emergency NATO summit. “There have been a plenty of facts: pipeline explosions, [clear] motives and indirect evidence obtained by journalists. So when will an emergency NATO summit gather to analyze the situation?” she asked rhetorically. On February 8, Investigative journalist Seymour Hersh published an article where he said, citing a source, that explosives were planted under the Russian Nord Stream 1 and 2 pipelines by US Navy divers under the guise of the Baltops exercise in June. The story stated that US president Joe Biden personally authorized the operation.

US State Department Spokesman Ned Price said earlier that the US denies they were involved in the explosions on the Nord Stream 1 and 2 pipelines and believes its explanations on the matter are credible. He called the theory laid out by Hersh complete and utter nonsense. On September 27, 2022, Nord Stream AG reported unprecedented damage that occurred the day before on three strings of the Nord Stream 1 and Nord Stream 2 offshore gas pipelines. On September 26, Swedish seismologists registered two explosions on the pipeline routes. The Russian Prosecutor General’s Office launched a criminal case based on charges of international terrorism.

Mao Ning

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Baerbock swallowed her words. “..if you are hypocritical again, you are making an irreparable mistake this time,” Zakharova wrote..”

Zakharova Warns Baerbock Against Making Irreparable Mistake On Ukraine (TASS)

Russian Foreign Ministry Spokeswoman Maria Zakharova has warned German Foreign Minister Annalena Baerbock, who admitted that her words about Europe being at war with Russia had been a mistake, against making irreparable mistakes concerning Ukraine, Zakharova wrote on her Telegram channel on Saturday. Earlier on Saturday, Baerbock admitted that she had made a mistake claiming in late January that the European Union “is fighting a war with Russia.” “The one who doesn’t make mistakes, doesn’t live,” Baerbock quoted this saying in an interview with Der Tagesspiegel newspaper, explaining her words. According to Zakharova, it was a pivotal statement of Baerbock.

“Once you realize your mistake sincerely, you will understand this. You have to. However, if you are hypocritical again, you are making an irreparable mistake this time,” Zakharova wrote. The Russian diplomat called on the German foreign minister “if you believe that everyone has the right to make mistakes because it is part of human life, stop engaging in escalating the crisis that leads to killings of people with Western weapons.” Zakharova recalled that Germany had been supporting the Ukrainian regime, which was killing people in Donbass, for eight years, and that Russia had launched its special military operation to stop the bloodshed and curb the threats of its escalating into another world war. “And then NATO criminals started pouring fuel on the fire, turning it all into a massive carnage,” she added.

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“There was a [malicious] intent that dealt a blow to global security..”

Zakharova Urges To Legally Seal West’s Deceit On Minsk Agreements (TASS)

The Western nations’ deceit regarding the Minsk agreements on Ukrainian reconciliation needs to be formally sealed and qualified within the legal framework, the Russian Foreign Ministry’s official spokeswoman, Maria Zakharova, said. “The fact that those countries, those politicians deceived the international community, and the people of Ukraine were the first to suffer from their deceit, deserves to be formally sealed within the framework of the law,” she told the Right to Know TV show on Russia’s TVTs television. “Instead of talk, there must be a [legal] qualification, and it must be made by law experts.”

“The thing is that they deceived the UN Security Council,” she said.According to Zakharova, from the very outset, Germany, France and Ukraine implied something totally opposite to what they had openly pledged to their people, to Europe and the world in general. “They <…> gave the Kiev regime time to rearm. This means that they planned to deceive the international community from the very start. The intentions that they declared were totally different from what they had in mind,” she added. The diplomat described this as a real sham and a global-scale fraud. “There was a [malicious] intent that dealt a blow to global security,” she added.

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Signed, sealed, delivered. No longer your country.

IMF To Meet Ukraine Officials In Warsaw Next Week (R.)

International Monetary Fund staff will meet with Ukrainian officials in Warsaw next week, a source familiar with the plans said on Friday, as Ukraine presses for a multi-billion dollar borrowing program to cover its funding needs given Russia’s war. The Interfax Ukraine news agency earlier this month quoted Finance Minister Serhiy Marchenko as saying that Ukraine hopes to start negotiations with the IMF during the second quarter of 2023. The IMF had no immediate comment on the staff mission, which comes two months after the IMF’s board approved a four-month monitoring program for Ukraine that is aimed at maintaining economic stability following Russia’s invasion, and at helping promote donor financing.

At the time, the IMF said “program monitoring with board support”, or PMB, “should help pave the way toward a possible full-fledged IMF-supported program.” The scope of that program is a source of ongoing debate, given existing IMF constraints on lending to a country at war. Ukrainian government officials have said the country will need $38 billion this year to cover the budget deficit and another $17 billion for urgent energy repairs and reconstruction of critical infrastructure. Experts say the country’s needs could be far higher, given the extent of damage caused by Russian attacks in recent months.

Fierce mother Ukraine

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“..if there’s a war to be fought, she wants to be the one with her finger on that proverbial trigger.”

Tulsi Gabbard Slams ‘Dangerous’ Clinton Following India Trip (RT)

Former Democratic US Representative Tulsi Gabbard has continued her long-running feud with Hillary Clinton following the ex-Secretary of State’s recent visit to India. She told Fox News that the trip served little purpose, and shows that former presidential candidate is a “dangerous character” who is “envious” of Joe Biden. Clinton arrived in India on February 5, visiting salt pan workers in Gujarat where she announced a $50-million initiative intended to empower women and communities to fight against climate change. However, Gabbard – who left the Democrat Party last year – has since said that Clinton’s visit to drum up support for alternative clean energy shows that she still covets diplomatic authority and is “envious” of Joe Biden’s presidency.

“Her desire to be commander-in-chief that she’s had for a very long time has nothing to do with ensuring the safety and security of the American people,” Gabbard said on FOX News’ ‘Jesse Watters Primetime’ show Thursday. “It has everything to do with the fact that if there’s a war to be fought, she wants to be the one with her finger on that proverbial trigger.” She added that she believes Biden to be “channelling her warmongering ways.” Clinton has previously referred to Gabbard as a “Russian asset,” which prompted the former Hawaii Democrat to launch a defamation lawsuit. Gabbard also stated that Clinton’s visit to India did nothing to address India’s more pressing issues, such as tensions with its neighbor Pakistan, and that its only benefit was to increase her own public profile.

“This is what makes her such a dangerous character,” Gabbard said. “She feels that she’s not accountable to anyone because she’s not suffering those consequences.” While in India, Clinton said that the country was ideally positioned to implement clean energy methods, which, she claimed, would increase economic growth. She referenced solar power facilities at a salt pan farm she’d visited in Surendranagar as evidence of this. Clinton also used the visit to praise self-employed Indian women who have chosen to work in roles such as street vendors, farmers and laborers.

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“While some like McCaskill yell “Russians!” others use more modern labels, such as “conspiracy theorists.” That notably includes the FBI itself..”

Twitter Censorship Is The Modern-Day Red Scare (Turley)

“The Democratic Party [is] the bedfellow of international communism.” Those words from Sen. Joe McCarthy captured the gist of the Red Scare and the use of blacklists and personal attacks to silence critics. The Democrats this week appear to have taken up the same cudgel in labeling opponents and critics Russian sympathizers and fellow travelers in opposing government involvement in a massive censorship system. The Red Scare is back and it is going blue. I testified this week in Congress on the Twitter Files and how they suggest what I have called “censorship by surrogate” or proxy. The files show dozens of FBI and government employees actively seeking the censorship of citizens and others for their viewpoints.

In my testimony, I warned that this was reminiscent of the McCarthy period where the FBI played a role in the establishment of blacklists for socialist, communists, and others. I encouraged Congress not to repeat its failures from the 1950s by turning a blind eye to such abuse. This view was amplified by former Rep. Tulsi Gabbard, who became persona non grata for her anti-war sentiments in Congress. She was later labeled a “Russian asset” by Hillary Clinton, who has refused to support that scurrilous claim of a former member. For years, the Democrats pushed a Russian collusion theory that collapsed. It was later disclosed that the Clinton campaign hid and then lied about funding the infamous Steele Dossier. Nevertheless, people like Carter Page were falsely accused of being Russian agents and critics labeled as Russian apologists.

Ironically, the FBI was warned that the dossier appeared to be the result of Russian disinformation and relied on a presumed Russian agent. If anything, my warning of McCarthy-like attacks and measures seemed to be taken more as a suggestion than an admonition by some. Yet soon after the end of the hearing, MSNBC contributor and former Sen. Claire McCaskill appeared on MSNBC to denounce the member witnesses (Sen. Chuck Grassley, Sen. Ron Johnson, and former Rep. Gabbard) as “Putin apologists” and Putin lovers. She exclaimed, “I mean, look at this, I mean, all three of those politicians are Putin apologists. I mean, Tulsi Gabbard loves Putin.” (For the record, she also attacked me as not being “a real lawyer.”)

[..] In the 1950s, it was easy for politicians to avoid discussing underlying views by just labeling their opponents as fellow travelers. We are watching the same use of personal attacks today as a way to evade the troubling disclosures in the Twitter Files. While some like McCaskill yell “Russians!” others use more modern labels, such as “conspiracy theorists.” That notably includes the FBI itself. When criticized for the role FBI agents played in secretly targeting citizens for censorship, the FBI called critics “conspiracy theorists . . . feeding the American public misinformation.”

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Roger Stone did a lot of research on the topic for his book.

Trump & Epstein: The Recycled Smear (Roger Stone)

Trump turned down numerous invitations to Epstein’s hedonistic private island and his Palm Beach home. There is no evidence Trump did anything improper. Norma Foerderer, Trump’s longtime personal assistant, told me that Trump thought Epstein was “creepy.” “The one time I visited his Palm Beach home, the swimming pool was full of beautiful young girls,” Trump told a member of his Club, Mar-a-Lago. “‘How nice,’ I thought, ‘he let the neighborhood kids use his pool.’” According to his personal security guard, Trump left Epstein’s home within 15 minutes of arrival, feeling uncomfortable with the strange ratio of men to much younger women. Many of the Epstein-based smears against Trump that are now recycled by Ron DeSantis’ organized flying monkeys on the internet, originated with the Clinton campaign.

Epstein provided millions in seed funding for the Clinton Global Initiative, was a heavy donor to the Clinton Foundation. Bill Clinton visited Epstein’s island on at least 17 occasions, as well as being identified by FAA records as having been on Epstein’s plane on at least 26 occasions. The Clinton Foundation provided one-hundred percent of the funding for TerraMar, a nonprofit controlled by Epstein pimp Ghislaine Maxwell, which was utilized to hire young female interns to allegedly work on environmental projects while actually constituting a grooming pool. Unlike the Clintons, Trump cut Epstein off after he heard about an inappropriate advance by Epstein toward a young woman who worked at the Spa at Mar-a-Lago, and Trump told security that Epstein was barred from the property. The Clintons continued to socialize and fundraise with Jeffrey Epstein after his state conviction.

The Clinton Foundation actually took a donation from Epstein after he had a probable cause affidavit filed on him by Palm Beach Police in May of 2006. Trump cut Epstein off well before state charges were brought against the sex-trafficker. The Clintons were desperate to distract from their own relationship with Epstein by trying to throw shade on Trump. Now, the “influencers” propping up Ron DeSantis are recycling the same trash. Recent weeks have seen this vicious assault on President Donald Trump; distorting the facts about his “connection” to Jeffrey Epstein, which, as I have stated above, is an obscene distortion of the facts. The repetitive drumbeat of their talking points are obviously prepared by Governor DeSantis’ Ukrainian handler bleed through in the posting of her internet-based corp of flying monkeys. The uniform language blows the op. It was a smear in 2016 and it’s a smear today.

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Brexit Lite.

UK Has Secret Plans For EU – Bloomberg (RT)

British Prime Minister Rishi Sunak has privately asked members of his cabinet to work out ways of rebuilding connections with the EU that had been severed after Brexit in 2020, government sources have told Bloomberg. Plans are currently being put together at 10 Downing Street to boost ties between London and Brussels in such areas as defense, migration and the economy, including trade, energy and international standards, the agency reported on Saturday. According to British ministers, diplomats and officials, who all spoke on condition of anonymity, the rapprochement is being prepared in order to compensate for the fallout of the conflict between Russia and Ukraine, in which London positions itself among the prime backers of the Kiev authorities.

In the coming days, Sunak’s government is hoping to announce a solution to the longstanding dispute with the EU over post-Brexit trading arrangements for Northern Ireland. London’s plan is to capitalize on this development and make it the basis for further improving ties with the 27-member bloc. Bloomberg pointed out that by moving in this direction, the PM is risking causing anger among the anti-EU lawmakers from his ruling Conservative Party. Another challenge for Sunak would be overcoming the skepticism of European leaders, who got tired of top British politicians using the bloc as a “punch bag for their domestic audience” since the Brexit vote in 2016, it added. One of the sources assured Bloomberg that the alleged turn towards Europe didn’t mean that Brexit was a mistake but was merely a reflection of the changing geopolitical situation.

According to another official, Sunak’s subordinates were able to persuade the Prime Minister, who has been in office since late October, that in the current reality of “a more dangerous world, rising authoritarianism and protectionism,” closer cooperation with allies was absolutely essential for the UK. Achieving this would require Britain to give up on its “madman strategy” of resisting the EU, in favor of a stable relationship with the bloc as critical friends, he said. By standing together, London and Brussels would be able to withstand economic turbulence and threats posed by Russia and China more effectively, the source explained.

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And counting.

Estimated 13 Million People Worldwide Killed By The Covid Vaccines (Kirsch)

The paper suggests you can take the number of vaccine doses delivered, divide by 1,000 to get an estimate of the number of people killed by the COVID vaccine. The tweet directly from the author sums it up:

The paper: Age-stratified COVID-19 vaccine-dose fatality rate for Israel and Australia

The paper finds that the vDFR (vaccine-dose fatality rate) is exponential with respect to age.

The paper points out that “it is not unreasonable to assume an all-population global value of vDFR = 0.1 %”. For the US, 670M doses have been given, so the estimate is 670,000 people have been killed by the COVID vaccines in the US. I have said for a long time that the URF in VAERS is 41, and there are 16,300 excess US deaths in VAERS (subtracting 250 background deaths per year which gets reported into VAERS) which comes to 668K.668K is very close to 670K, isn’t it? What an amazing “coincidence”!The paper gives a simple way to estimate the number of people a country has killed by deploying the COVID vaccines: 0.001*# of doses. In short, you can just take the number of vaccine doses in millions and just change “millions” to “thousands” to estimate the number of people killed by the vaccine.

Using data from Israel and Australia, the paper estimates 13 million deaths worldwide from the COVID vaccines: The COVID-19 vaccines did not only not save lives but they are highly toxic. On the global scale, given the 3.7 million fatalities in India alone, having vDFR = 1 % (Rancourt, 2022), and given the age-stratified vDFR results presented in this work, it is not unreasonable to assume an all-population global value of vDFR = 0.1 %. Based on the global number of COVID-19 vaccine doses administered to date (13.25 billion 24 doses, up to 24 January 2023, Our World in Data), this would correspond to 13 million deaths from the COVID-19 vaccines worldwide. By comparison, the official World Health Organization (WHO) number of COVID-19 deaths to date is 6.8 million (6,817,478 deaths, reported to WHO, as 3 February 2023), which are not detected as COVID-19 assignable deaths in ACM studies.

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    Cave of swimmers, Gilf Kebir plateau, Sahara c6000 BCE   • Serbian President Sees “Major Escalation” In Ukraine Over Next 6 Months (RT) • Serbia
    [See the full post at: Debt Rattle February 12 2023]


    Young people are more likely to die of heart attacks post-COVID, study finds. But why?


    It’s all a mystery to them.

    And they ascribe the myocarditis to Covid infection – which we now know NOT to be a cause of myocarditis. The gaslighting goes on.

    Extensive confirmatory autopsy data SARS-COV-2 infection does NOT cause myocarditis: Review of 50 studies, incl 548 hearts,median age of deceased 69 yrs, “The median reported prevalence of extensive, focal active, & multifocal myocarditis were ALL 0.0%




    Veracious Poet


    The Gift the Keeps Giving:


    The punchline at the 8:37 min mark:

    ” It’s blowing my mind. How come no one is saying anything about it? I don’t understand. The silence is deafening”

    How come indeed.

    And she knows what she’s talking about.




    America is a pussyfied lunatic asylum.
    Covid is now an American mental disorder.
    Science has officially died in the US.

    Are there places you should still mask in, forever? Three experts weigh in


    And here’s the actual science:

    I’m pro-science. That’s why I’m anti-mask
    The landmark Cochrane study shows that the mask skeptics were right




    In the US, Dems just love Lula.
    They are now the Party of Fascism.


    Dr. D

    96% Booster fail. I’m sure this is for no reason at all, nobody is against it or suspects nothing.

    Actually, my major argument would be: it doesn’t work. At has Alpha and Delta which are long gone, and the people know it. And? The Doctors don’t? The NHS don’t? The Ministers don’t? GTFO. Yeah, I don’t need a bubonic plague booster either.

    Wish they also had before shot of the olive grove. Amazing new rocks below the earth will turn into flowers in no time.

    Serbian President Sees “Major Escalation” in Ukraine over Next 6 Months (RT) “

    I like this guy, it’s not really a “Sanction” if he tells the people he can’t help it and doesn’t mean it. Russia will also understand completely with honesty like this, and not hold it against them too much. Obviously, when they get cracking everyone will be appalled, as “War is hell.” We’ll be all pearl-clutchy about it after starting it. Later we’ll have tried to save all the Slavs instead of murdering them all, when Winston gets done re-writing history and all the Google news articles.

    “Powers: You watch—they always do the same thing.”

    Yes, because it works. With the long-term time and terrain. When it stops working they’ll stop doing it. What gets me is why people believe it. Even here, a corner of the jaded: No! the Iran womens’ resistance was totally organic and not helped with billions from secret services and corporations on the outside! What — and I can cannot emphasize this enough — da fuq?

    “European cultural venues have canceled the staging of artworks which have Russian origins and have also barred some Russian performers”

    Yes, they are the worst racists on the planet. Never seen anything like it. They fly their blue flags of racial hate.

    Just don’t listen to what Putin’s saying,” Biden added.”

    Classic cult behavior. If Putin isn’t saying anything true, then we have no fear of you listening to utter nonsense. There’s no harm: it’s obvious. In fact, please do so you know all about it. Only Cults tell you to NOT listen to the opposition view. Fox says listen to MSNBC and refers to their chatter – perhaps too much. CNN says “Never, ever listen to anyone but us, ever.” Get no info. Don’t check us. Don’t find out. Don’t you dare go see for yourself or we’ll chuck you into the fire of purge/banning. Again, so the Right knows what the Left thinks and believes, but not vice-versa.

    “10. A ruling-class population that has lost touch with people who cannot live on their computers,”

    Yes, there are people who can’t afford a bed, much less a smartphone. The system is like: who? So go get an iPhone11 for $1000 and only then can you do your banking or sign up for food stamps. Wtf? The worst of these are the techs, etc themselves, although they of all people should know this tech never works right, is always broken, and has no backup (like adequate humans staffing the call center). Then they put on their surprised face which is the same as their stupid face. Tech? Didn’t work? No one can get anything done inside the organization anymore? Bankrupted the services? All passwords were stolen and every child in the National Health exposed? Duuuuuuuuuuuh.

    It’s a plan to fire every employee, triple corporate fragility, create a dozen single-points-of-failure, then take the money and transform it into stock options in Silicon Valley for pin-headed billionaires we’ll never meet. It doesn’t even have the elegance of being bribed. It’s just shooting your neighbor in the paycheck and mailing his car to ‘Frisco. Having done this for 30 years and backfiring for 30 years, tomorrow they’ll get up and get a promotion for doing it again.

    “had the MI6 completely vanish from the narrative..”

    I say we fire them all and replace them with MI7, because they missed it. Greatest intelligence failure in 30 years. Right? You didn’t know? Okay then, I’m sorry about that and totally believe you, so: You’re Fired. All of you. Whole building: empty, i have a book of matches right here. Since your whole budget was a failure, we can give that back to the people as well.

    Speaking of Norway, why involve them at all? There was no need whatsoever, to the contrary it’s a risk and for exposure, which happened. Why? To implicate them. Point at THEM. Not somebody else really responsible. The U.S. “You can’t stop them”, so minds just pass over, whachagonnado? But if you’re mad and need to express, now you can go after Norway and not MI6 and WEF, whoever is the mafia in Ukraine.

    “Russia Ready For Talks With Ukraine, With No Preconditions – Deputy FM (TASS)

    They always were, they always see diplomacy and war as simultaneous, the same action: a way to get things done.

    China’s Mao Ning: “The Nord Stream gas pipelines are vital transnational infrastructure.”

    It’s part of “Consensus reality”. Now that “we” can “admit” what everyone always knew, countries suddenly “pretend” and use it as leverage. Since I don’t traffic in two realities, I don’t really follow this.

    Zakharova Urges to Legally Seal West’s Deceit on Minsk Agreements (TASS) “

    Consensus reality again, and voluntarily offered up to us. But also again, WHO? The puppets or the puppetmasters? “Germany” had deceit? Or the United States and London?

    “IMF to Meet Ukraine Officials in Warsaw Next Week (R.) “

    Yes but if they lose Ukraine, the IMF collapses and with it the World Bank and Europe?

    “children aged 16 and 17. A fierce mother tries to defend her children.”

    THIS is why you have the freeze dry, which otherwise is not good enough or enough nutrition. You hide them in the wall and tell the government they ran away. For a year or two if necessary. Getting twice the food for yourself will draw attention in that environment, and otherwise a years’ food is too bulky.

    “British Prime Minister Rishi Sunak”

    Who? I thought Boris was still PM. Just like Clinton, who feels she can go negotiate with foreign nations outside of the Biden Admin. Sunak was last seen mouth-kissing Ze for money. Perfect man for the job.

    Map: critically, note this is only electric, which is not the important part. In general, we can get electric and conservation would instantly work; what we can’t get is transportation fuels. Huh. Maybe we shouldn’t transport everything worldwide 4x times.

    the circumference of a circle the size of the visible universe”

    Yes except it wouldn’t work since space is bent and not uniform. Theory is a great place to live since everything works there.

    The change(from yesterday) is what the Indians here call the “Great Purification”, 10 years of the rivers running with poison until things get back to normal. Note: the idea is probably old, but the modern seems to be trans-tribal and New-Agey. Similar to the 80’s when New Agey would ask “Do you believe in ‘The Shift’?” Weird thing was, nobody knew what ‘The Shift’ was, what it referred to, or when, but knew if they believed in it or not. Something like life missions? Different times. Often “Polar Shift” which means even less, although it is quite literally happening right now.

    Rivers running as all the chemical plants, parking lots abandoned, no one to clean them, but later no pollution left to flow? See how this is a matchup to the 7 years of Tribulation: 3.5 where they succeed, then it all goes to s—t and fail-fails for 3.5. Their digital currency and ID collapses, and THEY collapse, and naturally that’s a war. But note this is a Israeli-European prophesy where we are barely mentioned. Some Maori in NZ has probably had visions.

    We’ll be alright. More people than ever, of course. They will go back to the land because, what else is there? It’s the only way it will work. It will be more modern because we have material sciences, but also a step back in…complexity, I guess? Not going so far, using so much?

    We’re probably in a long-term chaotic or even cooler weather. The window we were just in was unprecedented in being moderate, which is probably why no one could cross the Atlantic for a few centuries after Rome fell. This is easily offset by seed choice and permaculture, but will require rather deep changes. That’s my thought anyway. Surely I won’t have to deal with any of it, I just need to get through the narrow window of now.




    Very sad. In Ukraine, calls for the army are being handed out to children aged 16 and 17. A fierce mother tries to defend her children.

    Is this “winning the war” that EU leaders and Biden love to talk about?

    You are an irresponsible parent who is still in Ukraine, you only have yourself to blame that your children are now likely to die. Did you really think that the thugs led by Zelensky, half of whom resigned due to corruption just a week ago, stealing from the soldiers fighting the war, were going to care about whether your children die?

    Why are you so stupid as to trust your government. You have had a year in which to run away from these people and you are still there. Why? Now your government is going to get a loan from the IMF, the Zelensky thugs will steal most of that money and the people of Ukraine will end up straddled with the debt for decades. And you obviously still want to stay in Ukraine? Then stop complaining.

    If people like you had left then there would be no war, the Russians would not have to worry about civilians and could massacre the Ukraine army, you civilians would all be in Germany, or wherever. But obviously being in Ukraine is more important than your children. Or maybe you just couldn’t be arsed to move, but I bet you are vaxxed. I have no time for people who trust their government and keep on finding that they are not worthy of your trust, but you keep on trusting them.


    Thank you for all the animal clips. A positive way to start any day.


    @Germ I know four men here in Hong Kong who have had eye problems, their approximate ages are 40, 45, 55, 55. I am not sure of all the details but they have all had operations in the last few months, one person who had the operation four weeks ago is still not fully recovered, time will tell what is happening there, and another lost a considerable portion of his sight about six months ago. The others seems to have fully recovered.


    @Germ A friend in Taiwan went into surgery a week ago for breast cancer. The number of people who have been sick is huge compared to the years prior to Covid. My cousin had a stroke, my aunt has had mini-strokes in the last two months, a windsurfing friend has had ringing in his ears, not able to sleep, another friend had a heart problem and had to have keyhole surgery. Add to that the four guys who have had eye problems. It is way above what was happening before the pandemic scam, a wave of illness.


    @ aspnaz Yup, it’s happening.

    I personally know 3 “died suddenly” – all death vaxxed and in previous good health.

    My brother’s 24 yo death vaxxed daughter has had “long covid” for a year. Sure, long Covid. Fools.
    I have an aunt who was vaxxed after getting Covid – now has blood pressure issues and eye issues.
    An aunt who lost the use of her legs for a month. Her doc said he’d seen a few cases like her.

    The sickness and disease is all around us, in plain sight, and yet as Dr. Nanda above says:

    “How come no one is saying anything about it? I don’t understand. The silence is deafening”

    And to think, we’re only just getting started – the longer term diseases such as cancers, amyloidosis, auto-immune diseases etc. etc. are going to arrive like a tidal wave washing over and swallowing society.



    BRAZIL – Lula states all citizens must be vaccinated to receive State benefits.

    “children have to be vaccinated. Suppose they don’t have a vaccination certificate. In that case, the mother will lose the benefit”

    Did the people really choose this?

    Looks like Lula is the South American Biden, a thug/bully who has been given way too much power and will destroy the country unless the Brazilian army can find their balls.


    aspnaz: #128830

    Seriously? Awfully harsh.


    Col. Macgregor: Ukraine is About to be ANNIHILATED

    Nice current interview, concise and to the point.

    As he gives more interviews he becomes more polished in his message.

    Hard to imagine there is still someone left with this much common sense.

    Common sense isn’t that common


    Dr D said

    Yes, there are people who can’t afford a bed, much less a smartphone. The system is like: who? So go get an iPhone11 for $1000 and only then can you do your banking or sign up for food stamps. Wtf?

    Received an email from protonmail.com telling me to upgrade my mobile because their application will no longer work on my mobile, because they have developed their application without back porting it, which makes me question why I am paying for such a crap email and VPN service and now I have to buy a new mobile to get the service?

    The same happened last year with HSBC, my iphone was too old and their banking app doesn’t work on it, in fact I always have to go into a branch because all their internet banking revolves around your mobile phone to provide codes etc. Why would I upgrade my phone to have internet banking when I can walk into their branch and get some idiot behind a desk to do what I need there and then? When I go in they always tell me that I should do this on internet banking, when I tell them I don’t have a compatible phone, even the droids in the bank tell me to upgrade my mobile. I am not spending 1000 USD on a new mobile when a walk to the bank gives me exercise, making me live a better life.




    The Russian have finally concluded that the only way to achieve any sense of security with the Empire of Lies to to Annihilate all their proxies, as a demostration prelude to Annihilating them if they continue.

    The Empire of Lies Sheeple, who collectively have their communal heads so far up their communal asses that they observing world looking through their communal belly button.

    The West’s Sheeple are facing the same choice the Russians are facing from the Satanic Blood Drinking Monsters that ‘govern’ the West.

    If you don’t kill them, they will kill you.

    It’s very simple.

    The Russians are taking care of Russia

    Kill or be killed time, ding, ding, ding goes the wakeup bell.

    The Collective West is proceeding with it’s own updated version of:

    Wisconsin Death Trip

    “Wisconsin Death Trip charts a myriad of numerous grim and bizarre occurrences that took place in and around Jackson County, Wisconsin—in particular, the city of Black River Falls—between 1885 and 1910. In addition to a disintegration of the local economy after the closure of several industrial mines, the populace is plagued by a diphtheria epidemic that claims the lives of numerous children, as well as a series of violent crimes, murders, suicides, arsons, religious delusions, mental illness, and superstitions.”

    Hey, there’s even a film of it for the illiterate



    upstateNYer said

    aspnaz: #128830

    Seriously? Awfully harsh.

    Since Covid started, I have moved house to get away from restrictions and then, when that wasn’t enough, escaped to Taiwan. The regulations have mostly ended so I am back in Hong Kong. Many people here in Hong Kong left for their home countries during the pandemic, not because of fear of Covid but because the regulations were overwhelming, also resulting in many companies and their empolyees leaving Hong Kong. I am willing to do that because of the Covid regulations and sacrifice my job in the process.

    If you have children in a war zone and have the opportunity to leave – like walking over the border – then why would you not put your children’s lives first? Your first duty as a parent is to care and protect the children you decide to have, if you choose not to do that then why are you not condemned? Surely a war zone is more serious than suffering from Covid regulations, so if I can get off my arse and fix things as best I can for myself and my wife, why was this woman not able to walk her kids over the border to save their lives? Maybe you suggesting that she could not see what was happening around her?

    My comment is nowhere near as harsh as the reality her kids are going to experience. Unfortunately there is nothing we can do to help her or her children, lets hope there are not too many like her around, more cannon fodder for Zelensky.


    Kill or Be Killed Time

    Buckle up little dogies




    RFK Jr: The Pentagon and the National Security Agency Ran the Entire Pandemic Response



    Ritter discussing UKE chemical weapons :


    TAE and Germ are doing a fantastic job of making the health leader dance around the truth
    transnational infrastructure
    global security – Share – not yours, not mine, its ours, its peace, its not war
    What is real sham and a global-scale fraud, deceit and lies.
    Place your bets
    International Monetary Fund …. unsecured debts …. existing IMF constraints on lending to a country at war.
    Why do people believe in Covid19. Alpha and Delta are long gone.

    Omicron and variations rule the world with a sniffle.


    Red — Hear Hear! Yours is a voice of calm reason and understanding. Always look forward to your posts in the Comments section of TAE. I am referring to something you wrote on 2/10/23.

    My husband first came to TAE via his following of the Peak Oil awareness in the early 2000’s. He first became aware of Ilargi on The Oil Drum back then.

    As for the in-fighting in the Comments section on TAE, I have had enough of it. Probably some others have as well. How about if people stop calling each other rude names and instead write about what they know, on politics, medicine and everyday life?

    If you want to insult people, why don’t you start your own blog instead of burdening TAE with your nonsense and name-calling? It is amazing to me that Ilargi allows you the luxury of attacking others instead of engaging in thoughtful comment and occasional debate. And to get so far afield of what Ilargi has shared with us on his blog.

    Oroboros — Something you once wrote led me to believe you may live in the Philadelphia area. If so, I would love to meet you. It is hard to find people nearby who share our general world view and with whom we can speak our minds freely.

    Very much appreciate Ilargi and TAE, but could do without the vitriol some feel compelled to include in their comments.

    These comments were first written on Friday, February 10, so I am referencing comments that were made on TAE that day.

    Dr D Rich


    You wrote: “Hey, there’s even a film of it for the illiterate”


    No, sincerely more seriously light-hearted some people learn mysteriously by not ever reading books while those making books and publishing research are busy translating their thoughts, original and likely vitally important, into written form. Then the rest of us are expected to read those books and articles then translate the information for our patients (in medicine) or write it down on a test. Pedantic I know.

    Yet a “type” exista that/who doesn’t or can’t learn by reading and yet is forced by society to learn to interpret text. The concept of the autodidact hardly touches on the form but comes close as anything to the description.

    Then there’s Tulsi with her migratory white ‘sidelock’ no longer legitimately a forelock. Her choice.
    Gabbard must be relieved psychiatry removed ‘migratory white forelock’ from Borderline Personality Disorder diagnostic criteria in transition from DSM-2.6.3 to DSM-4

    Diagnostics and Statistics Manual for Mental Disorders or DaSMfMD.

    I can’t resist closely with forme fruste Tulsi as the omnipresent queen of projection or is it projective identification;

    Tulsi: 1. ““Her desire to be commander-in-chief that she’s had for a very long time has nothing to do with ensuring the safety and security of the American people”
    2. “It has everything to do with the fact that if there’s a war to be fought, she wants to be the one with her finger on that proverbial trigger”

    Gabbard knows Hillary because she looked into the mirror. After all why should men like our nation’s current Curtis Lemay, General Mike Minihan, be the only leaders permitted to openly opine about killing others for “enhanced food tasting and love making” and also be promoted rather than bound, gagged, straightjacketed, and administered electroconvulsive therapy?


    Unidentified object floating are called “floaters” not balloons.


    aspnaz, who are we to judge anyone, much less “condemn” them?

    …. Well stated. Agree.

    D Benton Smith

    Looks like that Alaskan UFO shoot-down debris landed almost on top of where I used to live back in the day (see Colville Lodge, Alaska on Google maps). THAT’S a little spooky.


    Peace. Let’s move on.
    When you say, “I don’t like your opinion”, then that also says that I probably don’t like your opinion.


    On the Brownstone article in top post, link below, about censorship in the USA.

    It kind of misses the point, and erects a symptomatic effect, thus a kind of side issue, as vital, central.

    Naturally there is censorship, and more, like ‘cancelling’ dissident(s), their opinions, etc. Even arresting them, freezing their bank accounts, see, other 5-eyes like Canada and NZ, under Truedough and Fascinda.

    Completely normal in times of war and oligarchic / military / corporate / deranged dictatorship(s), which often masquerade as ‘democratic’ and ‘so good for you’ ..

    Camps are opened up, see Australia’s COV quarantine camps, or the Japanese in camps in the US in WW2 (ok..there are differences..)

    Censorship such as at Twitter is only ‘new’ because the internet has created a new comm. space – plus the instilled naive belief of many that ‘free expression’ exists and/or is upheld holds strong (USA.)

    The piece mentions censorship re. two topics, not where it has been used the most, but where it is is noticeable by the public – COV19 and Urk. war, re. which many ppl have past experience, knowledge, ideas, dearly held principles, etc.

    The similarities between the management of the two are striking.

    > No clear long term plans are made public, hey! day-to-day! management

    > An emphasis on moving ahead and acting fast ’n hard is made, willy-nilly, urgent, panic moves, are implemented

    > Many of the actions are not useful for the stated aim(s) e.g. COV: masks, lockdowns, etc. Ukr.: sending in X months some tanks, arms…

    > No evaluation of past actions, leading to a change of course, or moving to a Plan B, in any ‘reasoned’ way

    > Propaganda is blasted 24/24, but censorship is the TOPIC… 🙂 🙂

    Censorship Operations: Covid, War, and More


    D Benton Smith
    Therefore, I assume that your skin is hardened to blackflies and mosqitoes.


    Airline pilots that cannot see weather balloons do not need to worry, you will not lose you job.
    NORAD is there to help you by shooting them down


    Woke rap

    Who put it together?
    Well, there is JP Sears in the front row, and the teacher in a skirt with blue hair and excessive lipstick are some of the hallmarks he often uses.
    And it uses the term “communist”…a term so often used by the Right.
    Calling the “wokesters” communist completely misses the boat, since the woke leaders consider themselves capitalists, and the woke leaders have no familiarity with the philosophies of Karl Marx and have no affiliation with any communist parties. (Any affiliation with Chinese communists is due to envy of their economy and totalitarian controls over the Chinese people and not due to frustrations with the capitalist class.)
    I wish the Right would substitute “totalitarian” instead, because when totalitarianism is equated with communism it is easy to not catch all of the problems that are occurring because the lens being used to view them is not correct. What leads to totalitarianism is not the philosophy of Karl Marx, but rather when a small cabal gets obsessed with an ideology and then tries to remake the world according to that ideology. Most any idea can be taken too far, and turn into a warped ideology, because a single idea does not explain reality. So, sure, obsession with the philosophies of Karl Marx *can* be turned into an ideology professed by totalitarians, but so can Christian ideologies, and nationalism, and “climate change” and obsession over keeping “everyone safe.”

    I have heard many right-leaning folks (including my own father) express anger at Russia invading Ukraine because the Russians are “Communist.” No, the Russians have not been communist for a few decades now, and the Russians are trying to fend off totalitarianism. See how calling the wokesters communist causes confusion? The Woke folk are likely to be in collusion with the Chinese government (that is totalitarian and professes communism), but they love the Chinese for their totalitarianism, not their communism, and the woke are opposed to Russia (who, in the minds of many, is still seen as a “communist” threat, even though it is no longer communist, and probably less totalitarian atm than the US). Simultaneously, Russia is allied with the Chinese, not because they share communism, nor totalitarian aims, but due to practical (huge shared border, competition with the US,) and economic reasons. And, the woke are also in competition with the Chinese for world dominance. Calling what we detest in the woke movement “communism” seeds confusion. Call it what it is — totalitarianism. We don’t care whether it is the communist form or the fascist form or the woke form — we don’t want to be under totalitarian rule! We want rule of law and democratic means (Republican or direct, the exact form may differ here and there,) of making those laws.

    D Benton Smith

    About those convenient UFOs ( 3 in a day is pretty remarkable ) I have this to say : When someone points with alarm and warns to LOOK! , is a good time to carefully look everywhere else.


    TAE has been talking about this.

    12 Feb, 2023 17:39

    ChatGPT, the almighty AI, is a neoliberal college graduate
    The artificial intelligence chatbot’s learning abilities are being strictly curated to adhere to woke ideology
    Ian Miles Cheong


    Remember this when you hear the wonders of a UBI.
    And pay attention to who is promoting it.

    Once UBI is introduced globally, so will mandatory vaxx. It’s already here:

    Lula says that parents will be forced to vaccinate their children to keep government aid flowing




    Twenty major countries sitting at a current average of 20% all-cause EXCESS deaths.
    Remember – after a pandemic the excess deaths should be lower not higher, as the weaker, ‘dead wood’ would have already been cleared out leaving the healthier and stronger.

    This is alarming and should be properly investigated.
    Has anyone seen a mainstream journalist/outlet cover this?

    Of course not. And most folks think they have a “free press”
    What a hoot.

    Source: Our World in Data


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