Feb 142023
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Elaine de Kooning Fairfield Porter #1 1954


When Do The Giant Ants Show Up On Fremont Street In Las Vegas? (Kunstler)
30 Million People May be in Danger by East Palestine Disaster (TP)
US Raises Pressure On Kyiv To Make Significant Gains On Battlefield – WaPo (Az)
Taking Odessa, Kharkov To Help Ensure Russia’s Security – Chechen Leader (TASS)
NATO Sounds Alarm Over Ukraine’s Ammo Consumption (RT)
US Has No Long-Range Missiles For Ukraine – Politico (RT)
Former Pentagon Chief: US Uses Ukraine To Achieve Goals Against Russia (Tass)
EU Has No Plans To Urge Its Citizens To Leave Russia (TASS)
Hungary Must Resist America’s Woke Imperialism (Furedi)
Amid Turkiye’s Rubble Lies Erdogan’s Political Fate (Karan)
Clapper: Letter About Russian Links To Hunter Biden Laptop Was ‘Distorted’ (WE)
Seymour Hersh Speaks About His Nord Stream Report and Media Silence (Celente)
Global Debt & Death Spiral – John Rubino (USAW)
30% Of High School Girls ‘Seriously Considered’ Suicide Last Year (ZH)





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Yes, there is a recent film set in East Palestine that is about an enviromental disaster exactly like the one that happened on Friday







Sorry Jim, I changed the title…

When Do The Giant Ants Show Up On Fremont Street In Las Vegas? (Kunstler)

Didn’t you get the feeling this weekend that we’re living in HG Wells’ classic tale of the earth invaded by sinister alien spacecrafts? Our government is playing the story like a bassoon concerto. “American officials do not know what the objects were, much less their purpose or who sent them,” The New York Times reported, poaching a line from every horror movie of the 1950s. When do the giant ants show up on Fremont Street in Las Vegas? Looks like they’ll keep up the suspense as long as possible, too. Oh, we can’t retrieve that thing up in Alaska due to white-out weather conditions… Oh, that other thing — the eight-sided silver tic-tac — it fell into Lake Huron, glug glug… and that first one, the big balloon payload, lies deep in Davy Jones’ Locker now. You’ll have to stand by, folks….

Let’s face it, all the other mindfucks set in motion by the folks-in-charge are not just losing their mojo — they’re generating a lot of nasty blow-back in the way of widespread distrust of authority and institutional collapse. Even Woked-up Democrat voters begin to suspect that the vaxxes they greeted like a holy deliverance might not be so good for you after all. I’m waiting for Rob Reiner’s head to explode when he starts to notice how many young SAG-AFTRA members are waking up dead in West Hollywood. More to the point, you are now correct to suspect that the entire Covid-19 episode, from the design of the SARS-CoV-2 coronavirus to the gene-modification shots put out by Pfizer and Moderna (erroneously labeled “vaccines”), was a joint Intel-DOD operation, not really a public health crisis. The abiding mystery is… why? Why turn Western Civilization upside down and inside out and then try to pound the whole thing down a rat-hole?

Frankly, the only angle that makes sense is that our government is captive to a hostile force. The WEF, the WHO, and the UN are the most obvious culprits, certainly the most talked-up, the most active on-the-scene. But until a few years ago these organizations had no real influence on the world. They were bad jokes… only pretending to protect the global community’s interests… actually completely incapable, utterly incompetent. Klaus Schwab, Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus? Please! What Muppet factory were they made in? The UN was a mere collective of Third World hustles and rackets. And everybody knew it, but the developed world played along as a sop to these sad-sack nations and their greedy officials because the grift was chump-change.

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BlackRock, Vanguard, and JPMorgan are the biggest stockholders of Norfolk Southern, the train operator that crashed in Ohio, that’s why there has been a major media blackout on the toxic chemical disaster.

They’re actually telling people the water is safe…

30 Million People May be in Danger by East Palestine Disaster (TP)

30 million people, or 10% of the United States population, may be in danger after a train derailed in East Palestine, Ohio that led to the release of toxic chemicals. “We basically nuked a town with chemicals so we could get a railroad open,” said Sil Caggiano, a hazardous materials specialist. As public officials try to calm the public, animals are falling sick and dying. “Out of nowhere, he just started coughing really hard, just shut down, and he had liquid diarrhea and just went very fast,” said resident Taylor Holzer while he explained the mortally ill confition of his foxes. “Smoke and chemicals from the train, that’s the only thing that can cause it, because it doesn’t just happen out of nowhere,” Holzer said. “The chemicals that we’re being told are safe in the air, that’s definitely not safe for the animals … or people.”

According to a new report, the situation may become much more widespread through the Ohio River Basin. As noted by Stew Peters, 10% of the United States population may be in trouble. “10% of the U.S. population, over 30 MILLION PEOPLE, live in the Ohio River Basin!” he tweeted. “The Ohio River itself provides drinking water to over 5 MILLION PEOPLE!” According to Upward News, the dangerous chemicals are making their way as far as West Virginia through the Ohio River. “Toxic chemicals from the train derailment & explosion in East Palestine have reportedly “contaminated” the Ohio River as far as West Virginia, a water source for over 5 million,” they reported. “The Ohio River is one of the nation’s great natural resources. Over 30 million people, or about ten percent of the U.S. population, live in the Ohio River Basin. With numerous public drinking water intakes and industries, the river provides drinking water to +5,000,000 people.”


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“‘As long as it takes’ pertains to the amount of conflict,” the official added. “It doesn’t pertain to the amount of assistance.”

Note that Stoltenberg in the video talks about the THIRD invasion.

US Raises Pressure On Kyiv To Make Significant Gains On Battlefield – WaPo (Az)

As the first anniversary of Russia’s invasion of Ukraine nears, US officials are telling Ukrainian leaders they face a critical moment to change the trajectory of the war, raising the pressure on Kyiv to make significant gains on the battlefield while weapons and aid from the United States and its allies are surging, Report informs, citing the Washington Post. Despite promises to back Ukraine “as long as it takes,” Biden officials say recent aid packages from Congress and America’s allies represent Kyiv’s best chance to decisively change the course of the war. Many conservatives in the Republican-led House have vowed to pull back support, and Europe’s long-term appetite for funding the war effort remains unclear. Several officials noted the strong bipartisan support that has accompanied every Ukraine package, adding that Congress gave the White House more than it asked for, but they acknowledged that was under a Democrat-led House and Senate.

“We will continue to try to impress upon them that we can’t do anything and everything forever,” said one senior administration official, referring to Ukraine’s leaders. The official, who spoke on the condition of anonymity to discuss sensitive diplomatic matters, added that it was the administration’s “very strong view” that it will be hard to keep getting the same level of security and economic assistance from Congress. “‘As long as it takes’ pertains to the amount of conflict,” the official added. “It doesn’t pertain to the amount of assistance.” “Ukraine has expended significant resources and troops defending Bakhmut in the eastern Donbas region. Zelenskyy, however, attaches symbolic importance to Bakhmut and believes it would be a blow to Ukrainian morale to lose the city,” two senior administration officials said.


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“We are fighting for peace, so that we are not killed, not shot at…”

Taking Odessa, Kharkov To Help Ensure Russia’s Security – Chechen Leader (TASS)

Taking control of Odessa and Kharkov will ensure Russia’s security, Ramzan Kadyrov, head of Russia’s Republic of Chechnya, said on Monday. “Although some say that it will take a year, or two, or even three [to complete the special operation], I think that by the end of the year, we will have completed 100% of our task. I believe that the least we must do is take Odessa and Kharkov, which will go a long way in ensuring the security of our state,” he said in an interview with the 60 Minutes program on the Rossiya-1 television channel. According to Kadyrov, up to 200 trained soldiers are sent to the frontline from Chechnya every week. “We are fighting for peace, so that we are not killed, not shot at. All of us must work this way now. Every week, we send 200 soldiers. It is not easy. People are coming from all over Russia and we train them, <…> provide them with outfit and footwear, armor vests and helmets – we give them everything that is necessary,” he added.

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It’s obvious they’re running out. But they can’t admit it.

NATO Sounds Alarm Over Ukraine’s Ammo Consumption (RT)

Ukraine is consuming an “enormous amount” of ammunition, and the West needs to boost production to keep up, NATO Secretary General Jens Stoltenberg told reporters on Monday. Stoltenberg also called on the bloc’s members to increase their intelligence efforts, accusing China and Russia of spying on them with balloons. “The war in Ukraine is consuming an enormous amount of ammunition,” he said ahead of a meeting of NATO defense ministers in Brussels. “This puts our defense industries under strain,” he continued, adding that “we need to ramp up production and invest in our production capacities.” Stoltenberg then pledged, as he has repeatedly since Russia’s military operation in Ukraine began, that “NATO stands with Ukraine for as long as it takes.”

“Standing with Ukraine” has proven costly for NATO, particularly its European members. After decades of underinvestment, the German military rapidly emptied its stockpiles for Ukraine and reportedly has only enough ammunition for two days of warfare. Furthermore, Berlin will not be able to send its full complement of 187 Leopard 1 tanks to Kiev until refurbishment is complete in 2024, and even then, reports suggest that ammunition for these tanks is in short supply. The situation in the UK is similar, with the British Army reportedly having just enough ammunition for days or even hours of full-scale fighting. Meanwhile, multiple European nations have walked back promises of tanks for Ukraine, citing shortages and the vehicles’ state of disrepair.

Stoltenberg has repeatedly called on NATO members to boost arms and ammo production since the conflict in Ukraine began. On Monday, however, he also urged them to increase their intelligence gathering and sharing capacities, claiming that China and Russia are “increasing their intelligence and surveillance activities against NATO allies.” The NATO chief claimed that both nations are using “balloons” to spy on the West, referring to four aircraft shot down over the US and Canada in recent days. One of these airships came from China, while the origin of the other three is unclear. US authorities have not linked any of the four to Russia, and Beijing insists that the first was a “civilian airship” that veered off course.

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“..If Europe were to fight Russia, some countries would run out of ammunition in days.”

US Has No Long-Range Missiles For Ukraine – Politico (RT)

The US will not supply Ukraine with its Army Tactical Missile System (ATACMS) due to concerns it will not have enough for itself, officials told Politico. Kiev continues to demand longer range missiles and other heavy weapons, despite $30 billion in military aid already authorized by the White House. Ukrainian officials were informed that Washington has no ATACMS missiles to offer during a recent meeting in the US capital, with the Pentagon concluding that transfers would “dwindle America’s stockpiles and harm the US military’s readiness,” the outlet reported on Monday. “With any package, we always consider our readiness and our own stocks while providing Ukraine what it needs on the battlefield. There are other ways of providing Ukraine with the capabilities it needs to strike the targets,” a senior military official said on condition of anonymity.

While it is unclear how many ATACMS remain in US stocks, weapons manufacturer Lockheed Martin has produced only about 4,000 units of various makes over the last 20 years, with around 600 used up by US forces during the Persian Gulf War and the Iraq War. A number of those missiles have also been sold to allies, including Bahrain, Greece, Poland, Qatar, Romania, South Korea, and Turkey. Short of obtaining the weapon directly from the US, Kiev is considering whether to ask one of those allied countries to provide the ATACMS instead, a move that would have to be approved by Washington. Arms transfers to Ukraine have stressed US stocks over the last year, with shortages in Javelin and Stinger missiles reported as early as last March, just weeks after the conflict with Russia kicked off. As of February 3, Washington has sent at least 1,600 Stinger systems and more than 8,000 Javelins, in addition to a massive quantity of other arms, including drones, mortars, howitzers, armored combat vehicles, and dozens of HIMARS multi-launch rocket systems.

In addition to concerns about shrinking arms inventories, US officials also fear that Ukrainian forces would use the ATACMS to “attack deep inside Russian territory” given their range of 190 miles, according to Politico. Though the White House has approved increasingly heavy weapons for Kiev – including the M1 Abrams main battle tank – it believes strikes on Russian soil could cross a “red line” with the Kremlin.The NATO bloc has urged member states to “ramp up production” of weapons and ammunition to keep up with Kiev’s needs, with the alliance’s head, Jens Stoltenberg, warning on Monday that the Ukrainian military is consuming an “enormous amount” of materiel. A recent NATO assessment obtained by Reuters found that arsenals across the alliance have been significantly depleted thanks to the conflict, with one official telling the outlet that “If Europe were to fight Russia, some countries would run out of ammunition in days.”

Moscow has repeatedly urged against foreign arms deliveries to Ukraine, saying they would only prolong the fighting without changing the outcome of the conflict. The Kremlin has also warned that the aid creates a greater risk of escalation, especially if Western weapons are used to strike Russian cities or to try to seize Russian territory.

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“The Ukrainian people are doing the dirty work of what we never wanted to do here in the United States..”

Former Pentagon Chief: US Uses Ukraine To Achieve Goals Against Russia (Tass)

The Ukrainian people in the conflict with Russia are ‘doing dirty work’ that the US would not want to do, former US Secretary of Defense Mark Esper told the Russian pranksters Vladimir Kuznetsov (Vovan) and Alexey Stolyarov (Lexus). The pranksters called Esper on behalf of former Ukrainian President Petr Poroshenko and asked the former Pentagon chief for his opinion on US involvement in the conflict in Ukraine. “The Ukrainian people are doing the dirty work of what we never wanted to do here in the United States, which is why we should continue to support you [Ukraine] with everything we can, whether it’s munitions or arms or intelligence,” Esper said.

According to him, the expansion of Russian influence in other countries, including Africa, “is a problem” for the United States. At the same time, the former Pentagon chief expressed concern that US technology could end up in the hands of other countries because of arms deliveries to Ukraine. He stressed that it was important for the US to make sure that its technology would not fall into the wrong hands.

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France just did.

EU Has No Plans To Urge Its Citizens To Leave Russia (TASS)

The EU has no plans to follow the US’ example and recommend its citizens or people with double citizenship to leave Russia, European External Actions Service Spokesman Peter Stano said Monday. “The EU has made no such decision, and we have no discussions in this regard. That is a question for EU member states. Consular decisions are a responsibility of member states, not the EU,” he said. Previously, the US Embassy in Russia called on US nationals to immediately leave the country, claiming that the Russian said can allegedly deny US citizens the recognition of their double citizenship; strip them of access to consular aid; mobilize them to the armed forces or to prevent them from leaving the country.

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Wokeness is a smokescreen. All they care about is Orban not joining the war.

Hungary Must Resist America’s Woke Imperialism (Furedi)

Samantha Power, head administrator of the US Agency for International Development (USAID), arrived in Budapest last week with one mission – to save Central European nations from themselves. Her main target was Hungary. According to a press release issued by USAID to accompany her trip to the Hungarian capital, Power wants ‘to help support democracy in Central Europe’. And she wants ‘independent media to thrive and build new audiences’. ‘[A] free and diverse press is a cornerstone of democracy’, she tweeted, ‘and in Hungary, independent journalists are facing real challenges’. By a ‘free’ and ‘independent’ media, what Power really meant are outlets that freely propagate the worldview of the Biden administration. Central to this worldview, it seems, are LGBT rights.

That’s why USAID’s press release explicitly told the Hungarians that the US will ‘continue to stand as an ally with LGBTQI+ people and all marginalised groups in their struggle for equality’. Power’s attempt to impose the White House’s obsession with LGBT issues on Hungary is not especially surprising. It is worth remembering that one of Biden’s earliest foreign-policy initiatives was to send the State Department a memo ‘to ensure that US diplomacy and foreign assistance promote and protect the human rights of LGBTQ+ persons’. But of course, it’s not just LGBT rights driving the US’s intervention in Central Europe. Last December, when USAID announced its Central Europe programme, it also claimed it was going to support ‘new locally driven initiatives in Central Europe with the goal of strengthening democratic institutions, civil society and independent media, which are all pillars of resilient democratic societies’.

For USAID, these ‘locally driven initiatives’ refers not to any grassroots organisations, but to NGOs. And through these NGOs, USAID claims it is building ‘the watchdog skills of civil society and media to enhance rule-of-law observance, combat corruption and increase access to justice’. The use of the word ‘watchdog’ is telling. As is well known, a watchdog usually has a master – and one does not need a PhD in political science to guess that this watchdog’s master is not a million miles away from 2201 C Street Northwest, Washington, DC – the home of the State Department. USAID’s promise to ‘support democracy’ and ‘strengthen democratic institutions’ is entirely cynical. In practice, USAID wants to use local NGOs and other institutions to translate Washington’s cultural narrative and political priorities into a local language.

This is to create the impression that what’s ‘made in America’ appears as locally grown. In reality, of course, it’s nothing of the sort. This represents a clear attempt on the part of Washington to erode the sovereignty and exert influence over the democratic decision-making processes of Hungary and other nations in Central Europe. The US is effectively assuming the role of a moral guardian of democratic life in Central Europe. The arrogance is breathtaking. It seems that the Biden administration believes it possesses an inalienable right to influence the political and cultural life of Hungary and other Central European nations.

Frank Furedi is the executive director of the think-tank, MCC-Brussels.

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“..the TAF’s ability and capacity to respond to such disasters had been significantly reduced after and even before the 2016 attempted coup…”

Amid Turkiye’s Rubble Lies Erdogan’s Political Fate (Karan)

Turkiye’s Disaster and Emergency Management Agency (AFAD), under the Ministry of Interior, is responsible for handling national disasters and emergencies. Unlike many other countries where disaster response executives are military experts, AFAD executives in Turkiye are mostly Imam-Hatip (religious school) graduates with questionable qualifications. The agency was also criticized for being understaffed and having major coordination issues. In the first critical hours after the earthquake, AFAD officers either never arrived at the wreckage or came to only take notes. The lack of available equipment, such as cranes and construction equipment, made it difficult to reach the affected areas. Experienced miners in the Black Sea region were not dispatched until 48 hours after the earthquake. In contrast, the Turkish Armed Forces (TAF) were deployed within a short period of time during the 1999 Golcuk earthquake, but only 3,500 soldiers were deployed in the first 24 hours this time round.

On 7 February, the Turkish government declared a state of emergency (OHAL) in the disaster zone and a week of mourning. Despite the outpouring of support from the opposition municipalities and civil society, the government faced criticism for its slow response and lack of preparation. In addition, the Turkish Red Crescent was virtually absent on the ground. Erdogan responded to criticism by lashing out and claiming that he would address the “lies” and “distortions” leveled at his administration in due course. However, the very next day, social media, which was being used by civil society to save lives via search and rescue posts, was shut down, causing immense outrage. Access was restored only after celebrated Turkish singer Haluk Levent, known for his charity work, called out the authorities and referred to the social media ban as “equivalent to murder.”

Perhaps the most controversial issue was the response of the Turkish Armed Forces (TAF) to the catastrophe. Despite the presence of 50 thousand Turkish soldiers in Syria, only 3500 troops were deployed in the first 24 hours after the earthquake. Minister of National Defense Hulusi Akar was correct when he explained that Turkish troops were delayed due to weather conditions and destroyed land routes. But the failure of President Erdogan to effectively mobilize the TAF did not go unnoticed. Retired officers who took part in the relief efforts for the 1999 Golcuk earthquake had raised warnings in the early hours of this month’s disaster. Retired Rear Admiral Cem Gurdeniz called for amphibious ships to be sent to the Iskenderun Bay to help Hatay. Meanwhile, teams from countries such as Russia, Spain, and Israel had already established field hospitals.

Experts pointed to the fact that the TAF’s ability and capacity to respond to such disasters had been significantly reduced after and even before the 2016 attempted coup. The closure of the prestigious Gülhane Military Medical Academy (GATA) was cited as an example. Retired Admiral Turker Erturk, former Black Sea commander, emphasized the importance of the army’s role in both responding to natural disasters and external threats, stating: “The government destroyed the health facilities and capabilities of the Turkish army and the field hospitals. They also enacted a law so that the TAF would not interfere in such matters. The TAF had security, public order and aid plans called EMASYA, and the Natural Disaster Relief Plan called DAFYAR. Erdogan made laws and destroyed them. He prevented the military from rushing to the aid of the people.”

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““All we were doing was raising a yellow flag that this could be Russian disinformation..”

Yeah sure. Watch the 2020 video.

Clapper: Letter About Russian Links To Hunter Biden Laptop Was ‘Distorted’ (WE)

The former director of national intelligence for President Barack Obama is blaming Politico for the “distortion” of a letter signed by more than 50 ex-intelligence officials that had baselessly claimed Russia’s involvement in the Hunter Biden laptop saga. Joe Biden’s 2020 presidential campaign quickly dismissed the laptop story as a Russian disinformation operation. After the New York Post published emails belonging to his son, Biden called the story “garbage” and part of a “Russian plan” during an October 2020 debate with then-President Donald Trump. Biden said at the time: “There are 50 former national intelligence folks who said that what he’s accusing me of is a Russian plan. They have said this is, has all the — four, five former heads of the CIA. Both parties say what he’s saying is a bunch of garbage.”

He was referring to a Politico report about the letter in an article titled “Hunter Biden story is Russian disinfo, dozens of former intel officials say.” The title was a bit misleading because the letter never directly called the story Russian “disinformation.” Ex-Director of National Intelligence James Clapper complained about the Politico headline to the Washington Post this week. “There was message distortion,” Clapper told the outlet. “All we were doing was raising a yellow flag that this could be Russian disinformation. Politico deliberately distorted what we said.” Clapper did not speak up about this during the 2020 election, however, despite the Biden campaign exploiting the letter to dismiss the Hunter Biden laptop stories as a Kremlin disinformation operation, and he implausibly claimed in his new interview that he was unaware of how Joe Biden described the letter during the 2020 debate.

“It could have been bad information, false information. But we had no evidence, no inside baseball that it was. The intent of the letter was that this could be Russian disinformation — emphasis on could,” Clapper told the outlet. “It’s a very important nuance … a distinction that people are always ignoring.” Although the October 2020 letter hedged a bit at various times, it did repeatedly contend there was Russian involvement with the laptop stories, arguing that “if we are right, this is Russia trying to influence how Americans vote in this election” and expressing “our view that the Russians are involved in the Hunter Biden email issue.” The letter claimed that the laptop saga “has all the classic earmarks of a Russian information operation” and that “our experience makes us deeply suspicious that the Russian government played a significant role in this case.”

Clapper 2020

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“..they have The New York Times, The Washington Post, MSN, and CNN fronting for them..”

Seymour Hersh Speaks About His Nord Stream Report and Media Silence (Celente)

Seymour Hersh spoke to Radio War Nerd about his recent column on the Nord Stream blast that blames the Biden administration of carrying out the attack. It was his first interview after his story was published that has been largely ignored by the Western propaganda media. Hersh said he was asked about how he found the story, and said his friend told him he is an “expert at deconstructing the obvious.” He said German newspapers have been “nasty” to him and outlets like The Washington Post and New York Times simply ignore him. He said these outlets want him to name his source, which he will not, because the individual will end up in jail. “The problem is, it’s all been cheapened. Because now the New York Times and the Washington Post think an unnamed source can be a press guy, a press secretary, that whispers something to them on the side. I don’t know, they don’t seem to have anyone inside,” he said.

He theorized that mainstream outlets in the U.S. avoided his stories because it gives a “pro-Russian” impression. “The way I look at it, you know, the White House, despite all the criticism of [President Joe] Biden…they have The New York Times, The Washington Post, MSN, and CNN fronting for them,” Hersh said. Hersh said the only reporter to call him was Fox News’s Tucker Carlson. “It’s amazing to be how they fall in line, my colleagues,” he said.

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“Welcome to the end game for the world’s big currencies.”

Global Debt & Death Spiral – John Rubino (USAW)

Analyst and financial writer John Rubino says we’re are in a “debt and death spiral” that will force dramatic changes on the world. Rubino explains, “The debt spiral part of this means things from here continue to get worse and worse for the big currencies of the world until they die. In other words, until people lose faith in them, refuse to use them and hold them anymore until their value falls to their intrinsic value, which is zero. That manifests to hyperinflation. The value of the currency falls as opposed to the things you buy with it. . . . Things feel basically okay for a long time as long as governments could force interest rates down to really low levels. The side effects of that are massive money creation and, eventually, inflation. That’s what we are dealing with now. So, here we go. Welcome to the end game for the world’s big currencies.”

Rubino contends things have gotten so out of control that there is no stopping what is coming. Rubino says, “We are in the part of the cycle now where things just get worse, and there is nothing we can do about it. You are going to see companies that have borrowed huge amounts of money to buy back their stock, and now they see their interest costs explode. Governments around the world have the same problem, and there is nothing central banks can do about this. The next stage of this is when everybody realizes that there is no fix. Daddy is not going to come home and take care of all of this, and there is no adult supervision. The financial markets are basically on their own with so much debt that there is nothing left to do.

You either have mass bankruptcies or inflate away the currencies of the world, and we’re there—finally. 2023 is going to be an amazing year . . . and we make the decision about what kind of a crisis we fall into. We have a 1930’s style deflationary depression, which is what happens if we keep raising interest rates. Or, a Weimar Germany kind of hyperinflation, which is what happens if we try to inflate our way out of our current debt problems. And that’s it. This is not something on the distant horizon anymore. It’s something right here staring us in the face.”

Rubino talks about the threat of global nuclear war and contends our extreme financial problems will seem timid if the nukes fly. In the nuclear war scenario, the global population could get cut in half with “radiation and starvation.” Rubino also talks about ways to be more resilient, and that starts with shedding as much debt as you can. It also includes food, water, cash, defensive investments and precious metals. Rubino thinks the economy is so weak, with so many different financial bubbles, that one bubble pop could bring the entire system down rapidly. Rubino says look out for big European banks to go insolvent as a warning sign of trouble if the trillion-dollar derivative complex blows up. There is much more in the 52-minure interview.

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The CDC is your friend…

30% Of High School Girls ‘Seriously Considered’ Suicide Last Year (ZH)

A staggering 30% of high school girls in the United States who were surveyed by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention said they had “seriously considered attempting suicide” in 2021, up from (a still shocking) 19% in 2011. Panning back, almost 60% of high school girls surveyed said they felt ‘persistent sadness or hopelessness’ in 2021, an increase of roughly 60% over the same time period. “Though both high-school girls and boys reported experiencing mental-health challenges, girls reported record high levels of violence, sadness and suicide risk, the CDC said. In 2021, 57% of high-school girls reported experiencing persistent feelings of sadness or hopelessness in the past year, compared with 36% in 2011. Thirty percent reported they seriously considered attempting suicide in 2021, up from 19% in 2011.” -WSJ

When it comes to boys in high school, 29% reported persistent feelings of sadness and hopelessness in 2021 vs. 21% in 2011, while 14% reported seriously considering a suicide attempt, up from 13% in 2011. Following the survey, federal officials noted a spike in mental health among young people – particularly girls, in new data released on Monday which was gathered from a biennial survey spanning 2011 to 2021, of 9th through 12th-graders across the country. According to mental health experts, girls are particularly vulnerable to anxiety and depression, given higher rates of harassment and discrimination they face compared with boys. And of course, now they’re all competing with TikTok Barbies who set even more unrealistic and unhealthy standards.

And as the Wall Street Journal notes, the evidence suggests that the stress, isolation and loss during the pandemic amplified mental health issues among young people who were already struggling. “These data show our kids need far more support to cope, hope and thrive,” said CDC chief medical officer, Debra Houry. According to the CDC, there LGBTQ teens are showing ‘ongoing and extreme distress,’ with more than half of these students reporting a recent episode of poor mental health, and 22% reporting an actual suicide attempt in the past year.

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Elon bad now







The EU has approved a 4th species of insects for human consumption. From now on, it will be possible to sell food products made out of the larvae of the Lesser Mealworm.





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    Elaine de Kooning Fairfield Porter #1 1954   • When Do The Giant Ants Show Up On Fremont Street In Las Vegas? (Kunstler) • 30 Million People May
    [See the full post at: Debt Rattle February 14 2023]

    Dr D Rich

    Regarding DNI Clapper:

    Clapper is correct… for reasons other than “nuanced”, his word.
    Clapper can’t help himself, you know, the omnipresent Con-man and the con-man NEVER gives up the Con-game.

    However, Clapper is uncharacteristically off his game.
    Notice he blames too many people. That’s sloppy public work.
    He denigrates his audience, never an advisable thing when the 50’s intent WAS to fool the audience. Let’s be clear here those 50 and Clapper could not “know” what wasn’t known and that was “Hunter Biden’s laptop NEVER WASN’T Hunter Biden’s laptop”… is now and ever shall be world without end, Amen.

    So Clapper leaves us with circular arguments, absurd blameshifting and maddening rationalizations that defy logic.

    Mister Roboto

    Regarding suicidal ideation: Here is an eye-opening forty-two minute video on how the USA’s so-called “mental health” system will treat you if a shrink decides (even if they choose to lie) that you’re a suicide risk:


    “classic Soviet Russian tradecraft at work” Ha ha that’s projection, I doubt they have any clue what Russian tradecraft even looks like. If they do I’m sure they wouldn’t tell the public about it.

    Dr. D

    Thanks to autoplay, had to listen to the dismal NORAD presser about Lake Huron. They have digital auto gates about what size objects should appear on their radar screens. Thanks to China, they turned that way down, and are now seeing all objects. The Huron object is “very small” and was “essentially standing still, drifting on the prevailing winds”. While, for comparison, the jets have to go 500mph and can not only not see it, but fly by faster than they can lay eyes on. (They need to go faster at these altitudes and copters are out of the question.) So what is it? A mylar balloon from WalMart if the description is correct. So…why are they posting them in the nightly news now?

    Oh SO many reasons: Hunter’s laptop, Twitter’s investigation, a lost war in Ukraine, so many reasons.

    Kunstler: “Frankly, the only angle that makes sense is that our government is captive to a hostile force.”

    He doesn’t want to go there, and as a Boomer is a good proxy for sort of reluctant middle America.

    “It’s perfectly obvious now that “misinformation” is a synonym for “the truth.” So, what have they got left? A UFO invasion? Is that what it’s come to?”

    They will do everything and things you’ve never heard of. When they posted that Ukraine article yesterday about oligarchs all fleeing I was like, “wasn’t that like 2022, not Feb 2023?” And so it was. But THAT is the kind of activity you should see when things are actually happening, not in this dreadful and stupid holding pattern we’re in.

    Speaking of derailment and the Government helping and encouraging, protecting it, (just posted to yesterday’s comments) if I were Russia, I’d just do this. Plus food plants of course. Well, better than landing long-range missiles with commercial air transponders into US Nuclear bases. The whole U.S. is completely exposed. By design on purpose, to kill us.

    And what I said yesterday about “The Great Purification” with the rivers running poisons until the poisons are gone? It would be like this. So protect yourself, because the government is going to protect the corporations FROM you. But there’s an answer! More Government! Another 30M people at risk of immediate cancers, clearly not enough.

    US Raises Pressure On Kyiv To Make Significant Gains On Battlefield – WaPo (Az) “

    That’s weird: I thought it was THEIR war and we were just supporting them. But now we direct the war?

    “we can’t do anything and everything forever,” said [American Government]”

    But we’re not in the war. Although we’re doing “everything” for them in the war. The war we’re not in.

    Jens: So they are looking for an off ramp. Meaning they are losing and need a ceasefire to re-arm again. After which they will attack again, essentially forever. Got it. And you wonder why Russia can win when they, the NeoCons, WEF just TELL YOU directly, their every plan and strategy. But they should have taken Kissinger’s peace 6 months ago, now they got nothing, and Russia won’t do anything except on their own terms, essentially complete surrender. Jens can’t even say the word “Peace”, it burns his mouth like holy water, so they’re not going to be able to backtrack to those talks in time even in theory, although they will not be credited anyway.

    “NATO Sounds Alarm over Ukraine’s Ammo Consumption (RT)

    That’s okay: Russia ran out last March. Right, InfoGraphics?

    The US will not supply Ukraine with its Army Tactical Missile System (ATACMS) due to concerns it will not have enough for itself,”

    Really? For what purpose do we need them? And even now we can’t make more? How about “The Pentagon refuses to send them and is hanging Biden/NATO/WEF out to dry”? If so, who’s in charge?

    Though the White House has approved increasingly heavy weapons for Kiev – including the M1 Abrams main battle tank”

    Yup. A year from now when the whole thing’s over. And not from the Pentagon, but from Blackwater.

    According to him, the expansion of Russian influence in other countries, including Africa, “is a problem” for the United States.”

    Really? A country with the GDP of Italy? A gas station with nukes? THIS is the country that’s a mortal threat? Sounds to me like you’re not in good shape if that’s the case, maybe you should go fix yourself at home. You know, get drinking water for your people an’ stuff. Is that what missionaries are for? So we’re going to have African missionaries bringing drinking water to Cincinnati? Great look. 1st World Problems.

    As Jimmy Dore would say: remember when Putin refused to give the American people Health Care in a pandemic? Remember when he racked up a trillion in student loan debt over the nations’ children? Remember when he cut off drinking water to Flint and caused medieval diseases in S.F. and L.A.? Yeah, no, that was CONGRESS.

    I do remember when Venezuela was shipping free heating oil to Boston and Congress stopped them though.

    Turkey. #Helping. If they weren’t controlling, the soldiers would have more or less taken leave, come home, and helped on their own time. The Government PREVENTS help. They botched the coordination with interdepartmental turf wars, which isn’t just for fun, the clock is ticking when this happens and every minute is crucial. That’s why when seconds count, the police are 15 minutes away. That’s why when there’s a hurricane in the U.S., FEMA is AWOL, leaving it to the Southern Baptists and WalMart to deliver water. The National Guard is run by the STATES, and the governors even botch that a lot of the time.

    Speaking of, hate to say this, but the damage in NZ looks like a joke. I mean, disasters are placed against what you’re used to, what you’re prepared for, but this is like a zero in American terms, like a bad thunderstorm. All I see is all your trees are still up, all the poles are still standing, the roofs are all intact, houses still up, windows not broken, no plywood, almost all roads are fine and just need the flood to subside. Think of it in terms of how lucky you are and how much you have not what you don’t. The power’s going to be out a little while? And? The power’s out in the U.S. for a week in many places just ‘cause something broke. Recently wiped out the internet for a week at a pop too, and the company didn’t care because they have federal regulators overseeing their enforced monopoly. I’m sure we’ll go all “Digital ID” and “Digital currency” like Ukraine did, tho.

    “The CIA shapes intelligence”

    Yes, but AGAINST the President if necessary. That’s what Kennedy openly said. And that time in a brazen attempt to cause WWIII via the Dulles brothers, who later ran the Warren commission. That’s what Eisenhower warned of only the year before. But who’s Ike? Just the top U.S. general for years who ran and won the war. A kooky conspiracy theorist I’m sure that people and bureaucracies like to promote their own collective interests. That’s just cray-cray. The WEF and BLM said there’s no enlightened self interest and they’re totally looking out for YOU by buying all those million dollar mansions.

    The EU has approved a 4th species of insects for human consumption.”

    Really? Where are their long-term “FDA” studies?

    Clapper and the 50 DID say that. They loaded it with weasel words, which is why the Media is in direct coordination with them and the enemy of the people. Why? As we see in Twitter, they are talking each day, using off-record communications (private cloud servers) and installing paid agents into the newsrooms. If the government does that, it’s against the law, 1st Amendment. But if YOU HELP, YOU are violating U.S. Civil Rights as well. There’s no “Muh Private corporation” if the GOVERNMENT tells you you can’t seat black people in your restaurant and the Arkansas police tell you to enforce it. Then YOU are the civil rights violator as well as the Government. Welcome to hell, moron. Now will anyone enforce it?

    Rather than punch people and chuck them in the canoe to safety, I ran into a much better way to get around them. This New Age guy was talking about the New “Pluto in Aquarius” something something, and the new, “Higher vibrations” and “more sensitivity” our elevating the planet via star seeds and the Galactic Federation would have with the Pleiadians. No, I’m not kidding. But his Tarot reading, automatic writing, download of channeling alien spirit selves (no, not kidding) told him that people should be very careful of their heart health. That was very important right now. Also be be unusually cautious about pharmaceuticals since the higher vibrations are going to make people react much stronger to them than usual. Also perhaps a lot of fainting, or even people leaving the earth plane, so you have to watch for that and decide if you want to go or stay. About 25 minutes of this.

    Thing is he doesn’t hit any of the programmed alarm bells engineered into people of that type. Therefore his advice is quite likely to lead them into safety whereas telling them the physical truth and boring statistics would be rejected and most probably attacked along with the speaker, in the fullness of light and love of course. Personally I cannot do that via my moral code, however I would highly recommend it to anyone who can.

    If your child’s wandering in the street and you can’t grab them, do you ring the ice cream bell so they’ll come home into safety, even if you’re lying? Not so simple.


    BlackRock, Vanguard, and JPMorgan are the biggest stockholders of Norfolk Southern, the train operator that crashed in Ohio

    Blackrock and Vanguard are also the corporates that enforce ESG – Environmental Social Governance – otherwise known as stealing from investors by blackmailing their clients. Kind of ironic that the people so concerned about climate change and all that crap are the ones burning vinyl chloride in Ohio. Maybe Blackrock and Vanguard are trying to kill people to reduce the liabilities of the pension funds they have been robbing through their ESG racket. Maybe they are trying to create new patients for Pfizer. Whatever they are doing, this is not an accident, they are trying to destroy America. You can be sure that Dimon and his minions are milking the ESG racket the same way as Pfizer is milking the vaccination racket.


    He stressed that it was important for the US to make sure that its technology would not fall into the wrong hands.

    All that technology developed by Chinese graduates and researchers? The USA has an endless list of excuses for why they are cowards. The USA tradition of fighting wars in foreign countries has made them incapable of even considering fighting a war that might involve the American people: they have turned their country into cowards.


    What is this problem we are seeing with the difference to authority? Can it be called Stockholm Syndrome? If so how does one go about treating it? I have some friends who are so called “well educated” but follow the perceived authority to the letter! Searching the interweb for ways to counter it I come up empty. All of the sites so far show this as a list of symptoms:

    What are the symptoms of Stockholm syndrome?
    People who have Stockholm syndrome have:

    Positive feelings toward the captors or abusers.
    Sympathy for their captors’ beliefs and behaviours.
    Negative feelings toward police or other authority figures.

    Multiple sites on it have the same list of symptoms. I’ve been looking at sites that predate 2019 as I figure any since then would most likely be corrupt/misleading.
    However what if “Negative feelings toward police or other authority figures” are the captors and managers of the captive? Any and all suggestions would be appreciated on how to move forward on this. I don’t have many/any around me that seem to have open minds. I know from experience that simply showing the facts doesn’t work. The whole thing is surreal. I have no background or idea how to move forward on this, but feel that just ignoring it isn’t the right thing to do.


    Difference should be deference! Damn, always check spell check!

    Doc Robinson

    Eat the mealworms?

    Besides the allergic reactions possible from eating insects (similar to dust mite or shellfish allergies), it turns out that mealworms require as much or more fossil fuels than meat, for each kilogram of edible protein.

    Then why are insects being pushed? They are said to produce less greenhouse gases than livestock, and require less space.

    although the fossil energy needed to mealworms rearing is comparable to or higher than conventional food sources such as milk or different meats, these insects produce reduced GHG—one of the main factors inducing climate changes—and the space required for their rearing is much lower than conventional livestock



    BlackRock, Vanguard, and JPMorgan, by now, pretty much don’t give shit as what you think of them. Given the “theory” circulating around, what prevents them from flying hammer and sickle flag at their headquarters?

    Uninformed asking informed.
    Fast scroll-by will be the answer, I suspect. Or, at best, laborious stretching of a small soc/comm condom over a large butter squash of cold reality.


    The Marxist culture war against American manners and values is unmistakably a re-play of China’s cultural revolution, with all its insults against reason, tradition, custom, common sense, and due process of law.

    in the court of the mad king, only the jester can tell the truth

    apparently Bill Maher has given up on comedy altogether and is just explaining in baby talk so that Americans with 4th grade reading comprehension can understand

    Doc Robinson

    Multiple links aren’t posting, so here’s part 1 of 3:

    Red: “What is this problem we are seeing with the difference to authority?”

    Instead of the Stockholm Syndrome, I think it’s more about the issue of perceived legitimacy.

    “If a person believes that an entity has the right to exercise social control, he or she may also accept personal disadvantages.”

    Doc Robinson

    Part 2 of 3:

    Red: “What is this problem we are seeing with the difference to authority?”

    The following article is behind a paywall, but the abstract has some clues. I interpret it to mean that deference to authorities is related to the resources one gets from that system, and the ways one identifies with certain groups in that system.

    “the psychology of legitimacy involves both instrumental [resource-based] and relational [identification-based] elements”

    The Psychology of Legitimacy: A Relational Perspective on Voluntary Deference to Authorities


    Weasel words are vague, misleading statements that give authors an escape route while allowing them to plead innocent to any intentional dishonesty.
    We are fighting for peace

    change the trajectory of the war

    make significant gains while weapons and aid …. are surging,

    ammunition …. is in short supply

    to decisively change the course of the war.

    “The Ukrainian people are doing the dirty work of what we never wanted to do here in the United States..”
    The best technology will survive
    … important for the US to make sure that its technology would not fall into the wrong hands. (Russian)
    What they are telling you, …we can’t fix it
    …. things just get worse, and there is nothing we can do about it.


    the main horrible thing to me about the ginormous chemical spill is that, apparently, nobody remotely competent was in a decisive position anywhere in the chain — from inspection and safety of the track, the cars, the safety protocols for transport, all the way up and down the line including of course the decision to allow transport by rail in the first place and the decision to not allow pipelines instead. And all the way down to greasing the axle properly.

    And I think of my own unemployment. I was not only trying to act intelligently as if I had a fiduciary duty to my customers and employer for MY work, but I was scrubbing/fixing the work of my fellow employees that did not. (constantly) And the work of the managers and process managers by every official channel and unofficial Call Center Jedi Mind trick I could muster.

    You don’t drop a sucker fish into your aquarium because it’s pretty to look at, but because without being managed or directed, it’s constantly making things better and fixing things.

    As inconsequential as my call center monkey position was, I can extrapolate the same dynamics to things that matter — how good a filter was the injection mandate for removing people like this from the system? How many compounding multi-failure events are we in for?

    Two More Trains Derail Across US After Ohio Catastrophe – “What the heck is happening?”

    Doc Robinson

    Part 3 of 3

    Red: “What is this problem we are seeing with the difference to authority?”

    Another paywalled article says that when the American public doesn’t defer to authority, they generally support the ideals behind the rule of law, but they don’t believe the authorities are acting in accord with those ideals.

    Does the American Public Accept the Rule of Law – The Findings of Psychological Research on Deference to Authority

    D Benton Smith

    The cruelest, and yet most efficient, way for the Good Guys to win this war is to enable, allow and encourage the Bad Guys to just continue doing what they are doing now. . . . because what they are doing now(stating it in the most cold bloodedly accurate terms) is killing off everyone who is either misguided enough to want to do it, or stupid enough to go along with it.

    Those who are stupid enough to take the vax, fight Russians in Ukraine or submit like slaves to people who willfully kill them, are dying in massive numbers, daily. We exhaust ourselves every day, all day, trying to inform and educate and enlighten our fellow people to help them get smart enough to NOT do or submit to those suicidal activities. Unfortunately, some of them remain stupid too long, and die as a consequence. But we will NEVER stop trying to help every single one of them by providing truthful information and advice, because they are all PEOPLE, and we know to the depths of our soul that they are just like us (just more stupid).

    Those who are evil enough to actually WANT to harm (rob, cheat, enslave, kill) others for personal gain will themselves be killed in revenge for what they have done, so in that sense they too are suicidally stupid. That is basically what insanity IS.

    Such activities (lying, stealing, cheating, enslaving, killing) are stupid because when such things are done they ultimately result in the demise of the person stupid enough to do them. That’s because the action attempts to violate natural laws which cannot be violated. The immutable laws of Universe. God’s Law, if you will.

    Better advice is to be less cruel. Continue to say the truth, and encourage and educate others to do the same . . . . and save us all.


    Find out the truth.
    Get a job as a substitute teacher so you can see a broad cross section of the raw materials for your supposed industrial workforce.

    John Day

    “World Safe For Slavery” is up. Happy V. Day https://drjohnsblog.substack.com/p/world-safe-for-slavery
    Daikon bouquet
    Jenny has a daikon bouquet in the new kitchen.

    John Day

    Is this black humor? Obtuse marketing? Nuclear-warhead-bearing ICBMs are as “safe and effective” as Pfizer & Moderna COVID-shots?
    Minuteman III test launch showcases readiness of U.S. nuclear force’s safe, effective deterrent

    ​ War News 24/7 (Greek) says Putin will give 72 hours warning before announcing nuclear strikes if secret peace talks fail (but where?) Thanks Christine

    ​ East Palestine, Ohio trail derailment with extremely toxic tanks full of vinyl-chloride (chemical to manufacture plastics), which boils at 6 degrees F, so becomes a gas when released, is like a nuclear warhead going off, isn’t it? See this story on the TV yet? (Look up in the sky, Aliens!)
    “10% of the U.S. population, over 30 MILLION PEOPLE, live in the Ohio River Basin!” he tweeted. “The Ohio River itself provides drinking water to over 5 MILLION PEOPLE!”

    REPORT: 30 Million People May be in Danger by East Palestine Disaster

    ​ Russia is pulling it’s Mig-29 “Fulcrums (1978-ish design) out of mothballs, to dominate Ukrainian skies.

    Ισοπέδωση της Ουκρανίας με σφραγίδα Σουροβίκιν: Επανέφερε τα σοβιετικά MiG-29 στην ενεργό υπηρεσία – Έτοιμη για εισβολή η ομάδα “Δ” της Λευκορωσίας

    The Mig-29 is highly maneuverable at low speed, and otherwise similar to an F-16.​

    F-16 Vs MiG-29: when the mighty Viper dogfighted with the Fulcrum for the first time

    John Day

    “Combatants”, right? Not combatants?
    ​ ​US military personnel at a European base provide GPS-targeting for Ukrainian rocket systems
    A report from the Washington Post states that “Ukrainian officials say that they almost never launch HIMARS rounds without detailed coordinates provided by U.S. military personnel situated elsewhere in Europe.”

    ​Former UK Ambassador, Craig Murray: Sy Hersh and The Way We Live Now​
    ​ ​It is a clear indicator of the disappearance of freedom from our so-called western democracies, that Sy Hersh, arguably the greatest living journalist, cannot get this monumental revelation on the front of the Washington Post or New York Times, but has to self-publish on the net.
    ​ ​Hersh tells the story of the US destruction of the Nordstream pipelines in forensic detail, giving dates, times, method and military units involved. He also outlines the importance of the Norwegian armed forces working alongside the US Navy in the operation.
    ​ ​One point Sy does not much stress, but it is worth saying more about, is that Norway and the USA are of course the two countries who have benefitted financially, to an enormous degree, from blowing up the pipeline. ​
    [Norway became the top supplier of natural gas to Germany in 2022, displacing Russia.]
    ​ ​Both not only have gained huge export surpluses from the jump in gas prices, but Norway has directly replaced Russian gas to the tune of some $40 billion per year. From 2023 the United States will appear in that list in second place behind Norway, following the opening in the last two months of two new Liquefied Natural Gas terminals in Germany, built to replace Russian gas with US and Qatari supplies.
    ​ ​So Russia lost out massively financially from the destruction of Nordstream and who benefited? The USA and Norway, the two countries who blew up the pipeline.

    ​From October 2022, a detailed military and engineering analysis of precisely what was required to blow the holes in the Nordstream pipelines.
    This leads directly to analysis of what actors would have the capability to perform this task technically and operationally. Not very many…​ Thanks Eleni.
    ​ ​Sabotage of the Nord Stream Pipelines: For Once, the Question ‘Cui Bono?’ Is Not Sufficient
    ​ ​To counter loose speculation on the sabotage of the Nord Stream 1 and 2 gas pipelines, Lt. Col. (ret.) Ralph Bosshard of the Swiss Army has written for EIR an authoritative analysis of the requirements for such a sabotage. An expert on countering cyber war, Colonel Bosshard during 2014-2017 served in the peacekeeping mission of the Organization for Security and Cooperation in Europe (OSCE) in Ukraine. In 2014, as Senior Planning Officer in the Special Monitoring Mission to Ukraine, he was in Kiev, Mariupol, and Dnipropetrovsk. Until 2017 he served as Special Military Adviser to the Permanent Representative of Switzerland to the OSCE, and to the Swiss Ambassador to Kiev. From 2017 to 2020, Colonel Bosshard was Operations Officer in the OSCE High-Level Planning Group, planning for a military peacekeeping operation in the South Caucasus. Subheads are the author’s.​..
    ..Who finds it easier to carry out such an act of sabotage? If it was the Russian Navy that carried out an extensive sabotage operation in the middle of a sea area surrounded by NATO countries or candidate countries, 300 km from the nearest Russian naval base, then the Russians would have made NATO look ridiculous. That would have been an impressive demonstration of Russian seabed warfare capabilities. The Russians could have accomplished the mere destruction of Nord Stream 1 and 2—without any demonstration effect—much more easily on their doorstep in the Gulf of Finland.
    ​ ​In contrast, it were much easier for NATO: Only in June, the U.S. 6th Fleet, together with its NATO partners, carried out exercises just off Bornholm in which unmanned underwater vehicles were also tested.[fn_14] The “BALTOPS 22” exercise could have been used as a test run or as a camouflage backdrop for installing explosive devices on the natural gas pipelines. Of course, there is currently no evidence of authorship by either side, and a truly independent investigation is unlikely to ever take place. But the unbiased observer has a question: Is a thief shouting “Stop, thief”?

    John Day

    Oh no, I’ve done something wrong trying to post comments again…

    ​ Steve Kirsch: ​ New paper: An estimated 13 million people worldwide killed by the COVID vaccines
    ​ ​That’s twice as many as were killed by the virus. In the US, the estimates are 670K Americans killed. Perhaps it’s time to declare that the vaccines are a worldwide emergency?
    ​ ​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.

    ​ Sasha Latypova’s blog: ​Judicial Watch: Records Show U.S. and UK ‘Confidentiality Agreement’ Tied to Vaccine Adverse Events
    ​ ​My summarizing comment: December 2020 Secrecy-Pact between US and UK health authorities, specifically to hide adverse events and deaths from the “vaccines” they were so actively promoting and about to massively release with the goal of total-population-inoculation … Got It!

    The CDC Lied: The mRNA Wasn’t Meant to “Stay in the Arm”
    ​ ​But look at the below picture from a recent presentation on mRNA vaccination at the European Parliament. The picture was posted on Twitter by Virginie Joron, a French member of the parliament. The speaker is no less an authority than Özlem Türeci, the Chief Medical Officer of BioNTech: the German biotech company that developed what has come to be known to most of the world as the “Pfizer” Covid-19 vaccine.
    shot not stay
    ​ ​Far from “staying in the arm” and entering the muscle cells at the injection site, the injection site is only the point of departure for a journey that is supposed to take the mRNA rather to the lymph nodes. The subtitle of the slide is “Bringing mRNA to the right cells at the right places.” The deltoid is not the right place; the lymph nodes are.
    ​ ​Once in the lymph nodes, a specific sort of cell, the dendritic cells, is supposed to manufacture the spike protein: here colorfully described as the “wanted poster” that will help the immune system to identify the SARS-CoV-2 virus in case of subsequent exposure.

    The CDC Lied: The mRNA Wasn’t Meant to “Stay in the Arm”

    John Day

    ​ Jessica Rose, Ph.D.
    ​While everyone was distracted, they added the COVID injections to the childhood vaccine schedule
    No more liability…
    ​ ​Well folks, ‘they’ voted to put these COVID-19 injections into your babies – including the modified mRNA versions – and what that means is that they are free from liability, exclusive of EUA status, forever. What that means is if your baby gets injured by these as yet experimental modified mRNA COVID shots – that your baby doesn’t need: AT ALL – then you are on your own with regard to the product manufacturers being responsible, on any level.

    ​ Meryl Nass MD has this for your action, please:
    CHD and I need all medical professionals and life scientists to sign this letter to legislators, if you agree

    ​ Tessa Fights Robots: ​One Step Closer to Capped Programmable Money​ ​Digital pound cap and other news​ (including Tessa’s interview with me)​
    ​ ​“Britons face 20,000 digital pound cap under Bank of England plan.” At first, this will be sold to the people as “a little extra digital cash” in your “free digital wallet.” And then one day, the regular account will die suddenly and unexpectedly—and the capped and programmable digital wallet will stay. The way I see it, based on the logic of how history usually works in relation to psychology, unless there is massive spiritual upheaval, this is almost guaranteed.

    ​ Everything you need to know about CBDCs, Joe Smalley​ (Note that if you had any cryptocurrency financial dealings last year you have a LOT of documentation to file on your income tax return, or you will be in violation of Federal Law, you uppity-serf!)
    ​ ​In 2023, 11 countries have fully launched a digital currency while more than 20 more will move toward starting one.
    114 countries, which represent more than 95% of global GDP, are looking into CBDC — up from just 35 countries in 2020.
    ​ ​Finance guru Catherine Austin Fitts details 10 practical steps individuals can take to stop implementation of CBDCs.
    Tips include using cash as much as possible and minimizing your use of digital systems, including avoiding biometric technology and QR codes.
    ​ ​Doing business with local people and entities you know and trust, and ditching large, multinational banks in favor of trustworthy local banks or credit unions will also help.
    ​ ​Central bank digital currencies, or CBDCs, are government-backed digital currencies issued by a central bank. They’re being rapidly rolled out to bring about a new economic transaction system that could lead to a new form of modern-day slavery.

    John Day

    ​ The object was apparently not hot, as the heat seeking missile failed to seek it.​ What was the second missile, the one that worked? Same or different?
    ​ ​US military’s first shot at unknown octagonal object over Lake Huron missed, officials say

    ​ Video from the fighter shows the approach to the object, but the Pentagram is bound to have higher detail than this. Where’s the explosion, guys? Debris?

    ​ ​Illuminati plan for Extraterrestrial deception, Dr Wernher von Braun​ (short ​8 min. ​video​ is clear and concise​)
    ​ ​According to Dr. Rosin, von Braun then gave her one supreme assignment: He said a secretive trans-national power, already in existence, would move to permanently take control of this planet thru a hoaxed alien invasion from outer space.


    Thank you Dr.R. The Stockholm syndrome was the only thing I could think of to look up. The wording perceived legitimacy fits much better. I found the full Tom R. Tyler paper @ https://www.researchgate.net/publication/8069224_The_Psychology_of_Legitimacy_A_Relational_Perspective_on_Voluntary_Deference_to_Authorities
    From the paper, (which I’m just starting in on):
    Legitimacy is important because the sense of perceived obligation involved in legitimacy leads to
    voluntary deference behaviour (Tyler,1990).The purpose of this analysis is to explore the psychological dynamics underlying feelings of obligation to obey that is, to examine why people voluntarily defer to authorities . In particular, two theories about why people defer to authorities are compared. Why be concerned about the attitudes which shape people’s willingness to voluntarily defer to social rules?Three psychological literatures suggest that having legitimacy influences the degree to which group authorities are or are not effective .In other words, they link the existence of legitimacy in the minds of group members to the ability of group authorities to lead their group .As Zelditchand H.A.Walker(1984) suggested,”consent is the necessary condition of a stable system of power . Legitimacy is important because it gives rise to consent”(p.1).The first literature examines authority from the authorities’ point of view and considers when authorities are effective in shaping group behaviour. This literature argues that the effective exercise of authority depends in large part on the attitudes and values of group members, because those attitudes and values govern the behaviours that people voluntarily undertake (Rasinski, Tyler,& Fridkin, 1985;Rogowski,1974;Tyler,1990;Weatherford,1992).In particular, authorities need the discretionary power that they gain when group members are willing to voluntarily defer to their decisions, because it is difficult for authorities to function if they can only gain acceptance through rewards and threats of coercion (MacCoun,1993;Tyler,1990;Yamagishi,1986,1988). This power allows them to bridge differences in interests and values, without having to provide all parties to a dispute a “winning out come”(Wrong,1979,p.52).Groups gain when their leaders have legitimacy, because “legitimate authority is more efficient than coercive or induced authority”(p.52).The second literature examines authority from the perspective of disadvantaged group members. It suggests that the nature of people’s behavioural responses to individual and/or group inequality in the distribution of resources and opportunities are shaped by whether authorities are viewed as legitimate. Differences in the allocation of resources and opportunities – that is, social inequality do not provoke anger when the authorities and institutions making such allocations are viewed as legitimate (Azzi, 1994;Major,1994). On the other hand, illegitimate inequality leads to anger and to antisystem behaviours such as sabotage and rioting(Azzi, 1994; Ellemers, 1993; Ellemers, Wilke, & Van Knippenberg, 1993;Hogg&Abrams, 1988;Major,1994;Martin,1986;Tajfel,1981;Tajfel&Turner,1986;Taylor&Moghaddam,1994).Hence, the likelihood that authorities will be resisted by group members depends on their legitimacy and the legitimacy of the rules and institutions they represent.
    Similarly, the literature on obedience to authority suggests that people in groups typically initially accept the legitimacy of existing authority and, as a consequence, social change requires that people “redefine the situation as illegitimate”(Kelman&Hamilton,1989,p.139). Before people are able to break social rules, they need to reframe their thinking by adopting an “illegitimacy” frame (Gamson,1968;Gamson,Fire-man,&Rytina,1982). Hence, the maintenance of perceived legitimacy facilitates the maintenance of social order by providing a frame that justifies the status quo. The literatures outlined look at legitimacy from the perspectives of both group authorities and group members. Both perspectives suggest that the existence of legitimacy is important to the effectiveness of social rules and authorities. Accepting this importance, the key question is why people do or do not accord legitimacy to leaders and voluntarily defer to their decisions. This analysis compares two psychological models that suggest why people view authorities as legitimate. These two models are the resource-based instrumental model and the identification based relational model.


    My spouse keeps telling me, half-jokingly, that if there is mass starvation that I can take the cricket flour that is being handed out by authorities and feed it to my hens. The joke part is that he is correct, and I will likely do that.
    Currently, I have hatched a plan to start raising mealworms again, this time not in the house (they smell bad.) It is too hot for them to survive out in the heat in the summer, but it might work if I buried the container that they are being raised in at ground level.

    Doc Robinson

    John Day: “Note that if you had any cryptocurrency financial dealings last year you have a LOT of documentation to file on your income tax return, or you will be in violation of Federal Law”

    My theory is that one purpose of such easy to ignore laws, like cryptocurrency transaction filings, or draft registration of 18 year old males, is for the federal government to have something that can later be used to pressure these people to ‘talk” if they might have some useful information about somebody else.

    “Cooperate with our investigation, and we won’t file federal charges against you for money laundering, or draft evasion. You wouldn’t like the federal prisons.”


    20 Million Porky Pies



    “Ummm, that’s something I want to stay away from.”

    No kidding. You should have stayed away from “that” in the first place.
    Also, his silence is complicity with the ongoing genocide.



    Hamlin has been instructed not to talk. But by whom? Doctor, team, insurance?


    I’m not sure I’d ascribe the current obedience to a matter of following authority/leadership figures.

    It was impressed on society that there was a great wrong, uncleannesss, shame present, looming, threatening, intolerable.

    Started out with TDS but was easily attached/basketed to racism, covid, etc.

    The injection which does not vaccinate (TIWDNV) was a purification ritual AND a purity test. Both a way to self-cleanse and for others to self-cleanse and as a way of casting out The Unclean, whose fault the wrong, shame, uncleanliness was, into the outer darkness.

    I recall Occupy Wall Street being surrounded, violently attacked, isolated, having every device that could support video smashed, everything they had torn up and ruined, and then news reports saying the police cracked down for “sanitary reasons” and it seemed like every liberal woman I knew in every walk of life immediately was for the crackdown – a coordinated effort between the ginormous banks and federal goverment to have a synchronized crackdown from local law enforcement nationwide.

    The men that were for the crackdown responded in a similar fashion, although the message they took to was “filthy unwashed uhshaven marxist Obama voters”

    If you bombard society with messages that there is a sanitary/shame danger, with people amongst you perpetrating, increasing the shame/filth, you get an effusive approval for a purity ritual/purity test.


    I expect that chatbot can write better valentine poems than me.


    Feb. 2023.

    We are already in WW3, Steven Starr, on Geopolitics and Empire.

    Scary, much about nuke war. Interview, vid 60 mins. Eng.

    Steven Starr: We Are Already In World War III

    The third world war has begun. Emmanuel Todd on Les Crises, Interview, vid 1h 44 mins, in F, eng subs.


    Attempts a broad sweep, many good points.

    A shorter (vid 30 mins) description of Todd’s interview, tailored to US viewers in eng, from Geo. Pol. Econo. Report.

    https://bit.ly/3Ytnqjx (link is to Youtube)


    (Quiet) Working on the railroad.
    Supply line train wreck will create shortages that will result in price increases/increased profits.


    Even though I am not sure if jb-hb’s post is response to my post, but it is indicative of what I’ve just said. Never answer very simple, direct question (that 4 year old can understand) but offer fly-by tangent in the form of Bill Maher’s dribble.
    Not that is not true in some ways, but is not relevant to the US. Period.
    Like couple leaving the divorce court arguing and discussing the neighbor’s marriage.
    Superimposed images of Marx, Mao and Lenin are on the screen next to prick’s smug face but nowhere to be seen, in the famous and familiar large format as in all comm-block countries, on the headquarter buildings of said institutions. Remember, they don’t give shit what you think of them any longer. Kim Yong is still NOT an honor-guest within the US borders.


    Wrong calculation. It was supposed to be Russia.

    Stoltenberg Says Ukraine Using Way More Munitions Than NATO Can Produce

    Stoltenberg Says Ukraine Using Way More Munitions Than NATO Can Produce
    The NATO chief says the war is depleting the alliance’s stockpiles
    by Dave DeCamp Posted on February 13, 2023


    Mind blown!

    COVID-19: The Biodefense Mafia



    @ jb-hb: playing the unclean card is another effective route. “Dirty hippies” comes to mind. And yes there was a revulsion created/generated over the cleanliness/sanitary impact of the Occupy camps – which took the focus off the groups real purpose. Occupy was my first direct experience with the manipulation of TPTB in having them completely occupy our Occupy movement (I was involved in supplying the camps with food/shelter/clothes/blankets/technology/sanitary products) (it was personal – lost my house in 2009, was motivated).

    Occupy was the last peaceful movement? Seems quaint that they removed us on being a sanitary nuisance. Almost nobody objected to the complete destruction of our camps.

    Financial Revolution anyone?



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