Feb 222023
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Banksy Bataclan emergency door 2018 (stolen in 2019, recovered June 2020)


Russia Cannot Be Defeated On Battlefield – Putin (TASS)
‘Big Difference’ Between Arming Ukraine and Russia – Borrell (RT)
China-Russia Relations ‘Rock Solid’ – Beijing (RT)
China Names US As ‘Top Disruptor’ (RT)
Xi Jinping Planning Moscow Trip – WSJ (RT)
Putin Says West’s Goal Is To Tear Historical Regions Away From Russia (TASS)
Neo-Nazis in Ukraine, Failed Sanctions And Key Nuke Deal Suspension (RT)
Zelensky ‘Commanding’ US Military – Congresswoman (RT)
Italy Rules Out Jets For Ukraine (RT)
US Realizes No One Believes Its Nord Stream Story- Zakharova (TASS)
Evidence Of US Guilt For Nord Stream ‘More Than A Smoking Gun’ – Russia (RT)
Duma Supports Bill On Suspending Russia’s Participation In New START (TASS)
Russia Will Defend Itself With Any Weapon, Including Nuclear – Medvedev (TASS)
Anatomy of a Cover-up: The January 6 Tapes (Julie Kelly)



Inevitably after yesterday’s Putin speech, a lot of Russia today, and from Russian sources. Do note how China is coming to the foreground. Both countries insist on being treated as equals. NATO says no.

















“..In this case the existence of our country is on the agenda..”

Russia Cannot Be Defeated On Battlefield – Putin (TASS)

Russia cannot be defeated on the battlefield, Russian President Vladimir Putin said in a message to the Federal Assembly on Tuesday. “They (the elites of the West – TASS) cannot but realize that it is impossible to defeat Russia on the battlefield,” the Russian leader said. As the president pointed out, the West was not trying to conceal its aim of inflicting a strategic defeat on Russia. “The elites of the West do not hide their aim to make Russia, as they say outright, suffer, a ‘strategic defeat.’ What does this mean? What is it for us? It means that they wish do away with us once and for all. In other words, to send a local conflict into the phase of a global confrontation,” Putin stressed. “This is precisely how we understand it all, and we will react accordingly. In this case the existence of our country is on the agenda,” he added.

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“..Sino-Russian relations are “rock solid and will withstand any test of the changing international situation..”

‘Big Difference’ Between Arming Ukraine and Russia – Borrell (RT)

Chinese Foreign Minister Wang Yi asked the EU’s top diplomat, Josep Borrell, why he was so concerned with Beijing potentially giving weapons to Russia when Brussels is funnelling arms to Ukraine, Borrell told reporters. Wang and Borrell met at the Munich Security Conference last week, after which the latter warned on Monday that any Chinese assistance to the Russian military would be considered a “red line” by the EU. Speaking to reporters at a NATO meeting on Tuesday, Borrell said that he and Wang had a “frank conversation” in Munich. During this conversation, Wang made it clear that “China doesn’t provide arms to countries at war,” and had no plans of providing arms to Russia. This, Wang said, “is the principle of China’s foreign policy,” according to Borrell’s recollection.

However, Borrell said that Wang asked him: “Why do you show concern for me maybe providing arms for Russia when you are providing arms for Ukraine?” Borrell said that he responded by explaining the “big difference” between these scenarios, pointing out “what is at stake for us Europeans in the war in Ukraine.” However, he did not share his explanation with the press. Borrell is not the only senior Western diplomat to caution Beijing over its alleged support for Russia’s military. US Secretary of State Antony Blinken claimed last week that Washington was already aware of China’s non-lethal support for Moscow, and threatened “serious consequences” if that support escalated to lethal weapons. China’s foreign ministry responded to Blinken in a similar manner as Wang did to Borrell, urging the US to “seriously reflect” on its role in stoking the Ukraine conflict.

“It is the US, not China, that has been pouring weapons into the battlefield,” a ministry spokesman said on Monday. China has repeatedly called for a peaceful resolution to the conflict, and plans on releasing a peace proposal in the near future. Meanwhile, Beijing and Moscow have stepped up their bilateral trade since the beginning of Russia’s military operation in Ukraine last February, and both countries are currently taking part in trilateral naval drills with South Africa. Ahead of a potential visit to Moscow by Chinese President Xi Jinping this spring, Wang held a meeting in the Russian capital with Russian Security Council Secretary Nikolay Patrushev on Tuesday. Sino-Russian relations are “rock solid and will withstand any test of the changing international situation,” Wang said after the meeting.

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“..According to Wang, the two countries, as members of the United Nations Security Council, are responsible for “keeping the peace on the planet.”

China-Russia Relations ‘Rock Solid’ – Beijing (RT)

Chinese Foreign Minister Wang Yi said on Tuesday that the bond between the two countries was strong and stable. During his visit to Moscow, the diplomat met with Russian Security Council Secretary Nikolay Patrushev to discuss “mutually beneficial cooperation in all fields.” “China-Russia relations are mature in character and rock solid, able to withstand the challenges of the volatile international situation,” Wang stressed. He added that the countries were ready to defend their national interests and dignity. Patrushev responded to Wang by saying the relations between Moscow and Beijing had “inherent value” and “were not swayed by outside trends.” He added that a strategic partnership with China was a priority for Russia as both countries were devoted to creating “a more just world order.”

According to Wang, the two countries, as members of the United Nations Security Council, are responsible for “keeping the peace on the planet.” Wang announced on Saturday during the Munich Security Conference that China had a peace proposal for the ongoing conflict in Ukraine and that “some forces might not want to see peace talks materialize.” He claimed he would present this plan at a later time. Chinese leader Xi Jinping is also planning a visit to Moscow in the coming months for a summit with Russian President Vladimir Putin, as reported by WSJ, citing sources familiar with the plan.

Last week, US Secretary of State Antony Blinken stated that Washington had information that China was mulling over providing “lethal support” to Russia in the military operation in Ukraine and that this would have “consequences.” Chinese foreign ministry spokesman Wang Wenbin said during Monday’s press briefing Beijing would “not accept the US’s finger-pointing or even coercion targeting China-Russia relations.”

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“..US intervention in Ukraine also shows that Washington is “a source of trouble rather than ‘defender of peace’ for the world,” Wang said..”

China Names US As ‘Top Disruptor’ (RT)

China has labeled the United States the “top disruptor” on the world stage, saying Washington seeks “hegemony” over other nations after an American official slammed Beijing for “aggressive” policies. During a Tuesday press briefing, Chinese Foreign Ministry spokesman Wang Wenbin was asked to respond to recent remarks by US Deputy Secretary of State Wendy Sherman, who accused the People’s Republic of attempting to “reshape the rules-based international order.”“Facts have fully proven that the US is the top disruptor of international rules and order. Hegemony is the hallmark of its approach to… international affairs,” Wang said, adding “It is the US, not China, that undermines and tramples on international rules.”

The spokesman went on to cite “abuses” by the US military in Iraq, Syria and Afghanistan, as well as the use of sanctions for “coercion,” “looting” and “exploitation,” saying American foreign policy has been “creating division and stoking confrontation all over the world.” US intervention in Ukraine also shows that Washington is “a source of trouble rather than ‘defender of peace’ for the world,” Wang said, noting that the US has flooded the Ukrainian battlefield with more weapons than any other country.“It makes people wonder… whether the US finds it conscionable to tell the world it wants peace and yet sit and watch its defense industry lining up their pockets,” he continued.

Sherman’s comments on China were made earlier this month at an event hosted by the Brookings Institution, a Washington, DC-based think tank, where the senior diplomat repeatedly spoke of the “challenges” posed by Beijing. “We’ve known that the PRC is the pacing geopolitical challenge of our era, one that will test American diplomacy like few issues in recent memory. We recognize that the PRC is the only competitor with the intent and the means to reshape the rules-based international order,” she said, accusing China of “aggressive” policies abroad. While Sherman also blamed the People’s Republic for “a clear violation of our national sovereignty and international law” after a Chinese high-altitude balloon drifted into US airspace in late January, Wang rejected any suggestion the craft was intended for espionage.

“Despite China’s repeated communication, the US turned a blind eye to the plain facts and weaved the ‘spy balloon’ narrative,” he said, adding that US President Joe Biden “gave the order and US fighter jets blatantly shot down the Chinese airship. This is yet another example of US hegemony.”US-China tensions have significantly escalated over the past year, with relations rapidly deteriorating after a visit to Taiwan by then-US House Speaker Nancy Pelosi last summer. In addition to a new round of sanctions imposed over the balloon incident, the Biden administration has also carried out near-monthly transits of the disputed Taiwan Strait with US warships, despite numerous warnings from Beijing, which considers Taiwan part of its sovereign territory.

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“..some forces might not want to see peace talks materialize..”

Xi Jinping Planning Moscow Trip – WSJ (RT)

Chinese President Xi Jinping will travel to Moscow for a meeting with Russian counterpart Vladimir Putin in the coming months, the Wall Street Journal claimed on Tuesday. Reports of the trip come as Beijing looks to take a leading role in resolving the conflict in Ukraine. The visit will take place sometime in April or early May, the American newspaper said, citing “people familiar with the plan.” The sources claimed that Xi will use the summit with Putin to push for multiparty peace talks aimed at ending the fighting in Ukraine. Successive rounds of peace talks failed last year, with Kiev abruptly withdrawing from negotiations in Istanbul in April.

Russian officials and others elsewhere have claimed that Western powers pressured Ukraine into abandoning the talks, despite an agreement being close at hand. Chinese Foreign MInister Wang Yi announced last week that Beijing will soon release a paper outlining its “position on the political settlement of the Ukraine crisis.” Wang said that the plan will respect the “territorial integrity and sovereignty” as well as the “legitimate security concerns” of both Russia and Ukraine. However, the minister suggested that China’s push for peace may meet the same end as last year’s negotiations did, as “some forces might not want to see peace talks materialize,” in what was seen as a thinly-veiled reference to the West’s alleged intervention in Istanbul.

Wang arrived in Moscow on Tuesday, and the Wall Street Journal said he will discuss Xi’s visit with Russian officials. Wang is scheduled to meet Russian Foreign Minister Sergey Lavrov on Wednesday, but it is still unclear whether he will speak with Putin. China has taken a relatively neutral stance on Ukraine, with its Foreign Ministry repeatedly calling for peace talks while labeling the US the “main instigator” of the conflict. Beijing has refused to join the Western-led sanctions regime against Russia, and has strengthened its trade ties with Moscow since the start of the military operation in Ukraine last February.

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“..in the 1930s, the West actually paved the way for the Nazis to come to power in Germany, and now they have started to turn Ukraine into an anti-Russia..”

Putin Says West’s Goal Is To Tear Historical Regions Away From Russia (TASS)

The West’s project to create an “anti-Russia,” which is now being implemented in Ukraine, aims to tear away from Russia the historical regions that are now called Ukraine, President Vladimir Putin said in his State of the Nation Address to the Federal Assembly on Tuesday. The project to create an “anti-Russia” that the West is now implementing in Ukraine is “not new,” Putin stressed. “Let me reiterate that in the 1930s, the West actually paved the way for the Nazis to come to power in Germany, and now they have started to turn Ukraine into an anti-Russia. The project, in fact, is not new. People who know even the least bit of history know perfectly well, this project goes back to the 19th century,” the Russian president noted.

“It was nurtured in the Austro-Hungarian Empire, [it was nurtured] by Poland and other countries with one goal: to tear away from our country these historical territories, which today are called Ukraine. This is what this goal is all about, there is nothing new here, no novelty, everyone repeats things,” the president stressed. According to Putin, the West expedited this project by “supporting the 2014 coup” in Ukraine. “After all, the coup was bloody, anti-state, anti-constitutional, but it was as if nothing had happened, as if this is the way,” the president pointed out. “They even reported how much money was spent on it.


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“..the West recognizes that it cannot defeat Russia militarily, which is why it is launching increasingly aggressive information attacks against Russian culture, history, the Orthodox Church, and other traditional values.”

Neo-Nazis in Ukraine, Failed Sanctions And Key Nuke Deal Suspension (RT)

Russia not only intends to firmly protect its own interests, but also its belief that the modern world should not be divided into “civilized countries” and “all the rest,” Putin said. He stressed the need for close partnerships without exceptionalism and resorting to aggression. The president insisted that Moscow remains open to constructive dialogue with the West, and continues to call for a united and fair global security system. However, Putin claimed that instead of cooperating, the West has only issued a muddled response and hidden behind the umbrella of NATO, which continues to expand its borders towards Russia[..] Putin asserted that the Ukrainian people have become expendable hostages for Kiev and its Western backers, who have occupied Ukraine in a political, military, and economic sense, devastating the country for the past several decades.

Putin suggested that the West is treating Ukraine as a battering ram against Russia, and is using the battlefield as a test-firing range. However, he stressed that one thing “everyone should understand” is that the longer the range of Western weapons systems being delivered to Ukraine, the farther Russia will be forced to move the threat away from its borders. “It’s only natural,” said the president. Western elites no longer hide their true intentions and are openly calling for a “strategic defeat for Russia,” Putin added. He accused them of trying to transform a local conflict into a global confrontation, but argued that Russia will “react accordingly” to any threats. At the same time, Putin insisted that the West recognizes that it cannot defeat Russia militarily, which is why it is launching increasingly aggressive information attacks against Russian culture, history, the Orthodox Church, and other traditional values.

The West has not only opened a military and information frontline against Russia, but also an economic one, according to Putin. However, its efforts have backfired and ultimately failed, despite attempts to spark inflation, crash the ruble, and blatantly steal Russia’s foreign exchange reserves, he added. “Anti-Russian sanctions are only a tool,” Putin observed, claiming that the goal, as Western officials themselves have stated, is to “force suffering” upon Russian citizens. “But they miscalculated, and Russia’s economy proved much more robust than the West expected,” the president argued. Russia is not just adapting to new realities, but is bringing its economy to new frontiers and working with its partners on establishing a stable and secure system of international settlements, independent of the dollar or other Western reserve currencies, Putin explained.

Putin stated that Moscow is well aware of the West’s involvement in attempts by Ukrainian forces to strike Russia’s strategic aviation. This, coupled with “absurd” requests from NATO to be allowed to inspect Russia’s defense facilities within the framework of the New START nuclear treaty, leaves Moscow no choice but to temporarily withdraw from the agreement, the president announced.

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You sure it’s not the other way around?

Zelensky ‘Commanding’ US Military – Congresswoman (RT)

Ukrainian President Vladimir Zelensky is pushing the US military closer to a global conflict, Republican Congresswoman Marjorie Taylor Greene said on Monday. Her statement followed US President Joe Biden’s unannounced trip to Kiev the same day. “Biden didn’t go to East Palestine, Ohio on President’s Day,” Greene, a congresswoman from Georgia, wrote on Twitter, referring to a small US town where a train carrying hazardous materials derailed earlier this month. “He went to Ukraine, a NON-NATO nation, whose leader is an actor and is apparently now commanding our United States military to world war.” The congresswoman argued that Washington’s support for Kiev has been “like a US proxy war with Russia” that is “now becoming more like a US-China war through the Ukraine-Russia war.” Greene insisted that Biden must be impeached “before it’s too late.”

A vocal critic of Biden’s foreign policy, Greene has been among US politicians calling for an audit of the country’s military and economic aid to Ukraine. Congress blocked a motion on the matter in December. Biden made an unannounced trip to Kiev on Monday, almost a year after Moscow launched its military operation in the neighboring state. He unveiled a new $460 million aid package, which includes ammunition for HIMARS multiple rocket launchers and Javelin shoulder-fired anti-tank weapons. According to the Pentagon, Washington provided Kiev with $30.4 billion in security assistance between February 24, 2022 and February 20, 2023. Russia has maintained that foreign weapons will not change the course of the conflict. The country’s foreign minister, Sergey Lavrov, has said that by helping Ukraine, NATO has been waging “a proxy war” against Moscow. Kremlin spokesman Dmitry Peskov said this month that the US-led alliance’s military infrastructure was “working 24/7” to sustain Ukraine.

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“..Zelensky acknowledged that foreign leaders “have the right to have their own position..”

Meloni may change her stance, but that would torpedo her coalition with Berlusconi.

Italy Rules Out Jets For Ukraine (RT)

Italian Prime Minister Giorgia Meloni has said her country will not supply fighter jets to Ukraine, rebutting local press reports claiming that Rome was preparing to send several aging planes to bolster Kiev’s forces. Speaking alongside Ukrainian President Vladimir Zelensky during a visit to Kiev on Tuesday, Meloni was asked to comment on a recent report in the La Repubblica newspaper, which said Italy was ready to donate five of its older AMX ground attack fighters. “At the moment, the supply of planes is not on the table,” the premier said, adding that such a decision would have to be made “in consultation with international partners.”

Instead, Meloni said Italy is working on a new arms package for Ukraine which will include a number of air defense systems, such as the SAMP/T surface-to-air missile launcher, which will be supplied in coordination with France. While the PM offered few details about the upcoming weapons shipment, Foreign Minister Antonio Tajani said on Tuesday that Italy would send new air defenses “within weeks.” The government has already passed a decree to continue military assistance through 2023, after Defense Minister Guido Crosetto vowed to keep up the flow of weapons indefinitely. While Kiev has repeatedly urged for fighter jets from its Western patrons, it has so far found no takers. Some NATO members, such as Poland and Slovakia, have proposed sending older Zelensky acknowledged that foreign leaders “have the right to have their own position,”Soviet-era MiG-29s from their own arsenals, but have yet to do so, with Warsaw calling on the United States to lead a “wider coalition” of countries to supply aircraft.

Though Poland has been among the most vocal in demanding fighter jets for its neighbor, President Andrzej Duda recently observed that his country has fewer than 50 war planes in its inventory, suggesting Warsaw does not have any to spare. During his joint press briefing with Meloni on Tuesday, Ukraine’s referring to Italy’s refusal to supply jets. The two leaders also signed a joint declaration reaffirming their “support for the principles of international law,” while Rome vowed to promote “strong and effective political and material support for Ukraine” among its NATO and European allies.

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“..I could tell you again about US Secretary of State Colin Powell’s vial hoax, but if you are tired of this story, I have plenty of others..”

US Realizes No One Believes Its Nord Stream Story- Zakharova (TASS)

The United States administration realizes that no one believes that it played no role in the blasts that damaged the Nord Stream and Nord Stream 2 pipelines, the Russian Foreign Ministry’s official spokeswoman Maria Zakharova said. “The Americans claim they “had nothing to do” with the explosions of the Nord Stream pipelines even though the findings by renowned investigative reporter Seymour Hersh are widely available,” she wrote on her Telegram channel late on Tuesday. “We know that they know that everyone knows that this is a lie.” “The problem is not that “the US” is the only logical answer to the oldest question in legal practice, Cui bono (who benefits?) that makes any sense; the problem is that the Americans are simply lying. I could tell you again about US Secretary of State Colin Powell’s vial hoax, but if you are tired of this story, I have plenty of others,” the spokeswoman continued.

As an example, the diplomat cited the situation in the Republic of Haiti, which has remained under the US occupation for decades. “And now a few words about the real assistance from the United States. In 2010, a terrible earthquake occurred on the island, killing hundreds of thousands of people; the total number of victims, including those killed and injured, exceeded half a million. The US allocated $380 million. Does this seem like a lot? But a US presidential election is 15 times more expensive. By the way, Joe Biden promised Zelensky much more than to their ‘allies and friends’ from Haiti during the most terrible period of their history,” she wrote. In this regard, she also recalled the 2021 assassination of Haitian President Jovenel Moise and the failed assassination attempt on Venezuelan President Nicolas Maduro.

“In 2021, Haitian President Jovenel Moise was assassinated; his wife, Martine, was also shot in the attack. And what was found? Suspicions that the Americans were responsible again emerged in the Western information landscape immediately,” Zakharova continued. “Also that week, the US Department of Justice issued a short press release declaring that several Americans associated with American PMC CTU Security had been arrested. Official Caracas reported that CTU had earlier been involved in the failed assassination attempt on Venezuelan leader Nicolas Maduro.” “This is a very thought-provoking story for Zelensky, who so affectionately embraced Joe Biden in the centre of Kiev. How much must one hate their own people to consider a prospect similar to that of long-suffering Haiti for themselves?” she said. “So, to what extent is the US “not responsible” for sabotaging Nord Stream – as much as for the assassination of Haiti’s president? Or for the vial hoax of the invasion of Iraq?” the spokeswoman asked rhetorically.

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“Unless its perpetrators are found and brought to justice, the attack may well usher in an epoch when transnational undersea infrastructure becomes a legitimate target, which would cause “chaos and terrible damage to all of humanity..”

Evidence Of US Guilt For Nord Stream ‘More Than A Smoking Gun’ – Russia (RT)

The destruction of Nord Stream pipelines was an act of international terrorism and needs to be addressed to avoid “chaos” on the high seas, Moscow’s ambassador to the UN, Vassily Nebenzia, told the UN Security Council on Tuesday. Russia has accused Germany, Sweden and Denmark of a cover-up to shield the US, and said it would only trust a UN investigation. The two pipelines carrying Russian natural gas to Germany under the Baltic Sea were damaged by a series of blasts in September 2022. While Moscow has stopped short of openly accusing the US of carrying out the bombing, journalist Seymour Hersh did just that in an article published earlier this month.

Nebenzia referred to Hersh’s article and statements by multiple US officials threatening the pipeline – from president Joe Biden and Secretary of State Antony Blinken, to “godmother of the anti-constitutional coup in Ukraine,” Under Secretary of State for Political Affairs Victoria Nuland. He also brought up the infamous tweet by former Polish foreign minister Radek Sikorski and an alleged text by Liz Truss, the UK prime minister at the time – all suggesting the US and its allies had the motive, as well as means and opportunity, to destroy Nord Stream. “We’re not going to do ‘highly likely’ here,” said Nebenzia, referring to the British accusations against Russia in the Security Council chamber in 2018. The publicly available evidence is “more than a smoking gun” that Hollywood is so fond of, but all Moscow wants is an independent international investigation into the claims in Hersh’s article, the Russian diplomat added.

The attack on Nord Stream involved explosives and qualifies as international terrorism under a convention signed in 1997, Nebenzia noted. Unless its perpetrators are found and brought to justice, the attack may well usher in an epoch when transnational undersea infrastructure becomes a legitimate target, which would cause “chaos and terrible damage to all of humanity,” he added. According to Nebenzia, Russia does not trust the investigations currently conducted by Sweden, Denmark and Germany, as they all refused to share their findings or outright ignored Moscow’s inquiries. “It is quite clear,” he said, that they are “covering up for their American big brother.” If Western countries block Russia’s request for a UN investigation, that will “only shore up our suspicion,” he added.

Before Nebenzia addressed the Security Council, former US diplomat Rosemary DiCarlo – currently the under-secretary-general for Political and Peacebuilding Affairs – argued the world body was “not in position to verify or confirm” anything, urging everyone to “show restraint and avoid accusations that could escalate the already heightened tensions in the region.” The Security Council also heard from professor Jeffrey Sachs and retired CIA analyst Ray McGovern, who both testified to Hersh’s bona fides. While the US government rejected Hersh’s narrative as false, it “did not offer any information contradicting Hersh’s account, and did not offer any alternative explanation,” said Sachs. He also called Nuland’s comments about Nord Stream “not at all appropriate in the face of international terrorism.”


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The US refuses to let Russian investigators in.

Duma Supports Bill On Suspending Russia’s Participation In New START (TASS)

The Russian State Duma Committee on International Affairs on Wednesday recommended to the lower house the adoption of a bill suspending Russia’s participation in the Measures for the Further Reduction and Limitation of Strategic Offensive Arms (START, New START). Russian President Vladimir Putin submitted the document to the State Duma. According to the bill, the New START Treaty will be suspended, and the decision on the resumption of Russia’s participation in the treaty will be made by the President of Russia. The law will go into effect on the day of its official publication. The treaty is an agreement between Russia and the United States which provides for the reduction of the nuclear arsenals of both countries.

Putin announced his decision to suspend Russia’s participation in New START in his State of the Nation Address to the Federal Assembly on Tuesday. The president stressed that Russia was not withdrawing from the treaty, but before discussing the continuation of work under this document, Russia must understand for itself how New START would take into account the arsenals not only of the United States, but also of other NATO nuclear powers: the UK and France. For its part, the Russian Foreign Ministry noted in its statement that Russia’s decision to suspend its participation in New START was reversible and called on Washington “to show political will and make good-faith efforts for general de-escalation and the creation of conditions for the resumption of the full functioning of the treaty”.

The ministry also said that despite the decision to suspend New START, Russia would continue to comply with its quantitative limits for the duration of the treaty’s validity. In addition, the Russian side will continue to participate in the exchange of notifications with Washington on the launch of intercontinental ballistic missiles and submarine-launched ballistic missiles on the basis of the 1988 agreement between the USSR and the US. The Foreign Ministry also added that Russia intended to closely monitor further actions of the United States and its allies “both in the field of New START and in the field of international security and strategic stability in general, and to analyze them with regard to damage to Russian interests” and the need for additional countermeasures on Moscow’s part.

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“..France and the UK. Their strategic nuclear forces were not usually included in the list of nuclear warheads and carriers when preparing agreements between the United States and the USSR (Russia), but it is high time to do so..”

Russia Will Defend Itself With Any Weapon, Including Nuclear – Medvedev (TASS)

The world faces a global conflict if Washington’s goal is to defeat Moscow. Russia will defend itself by any means, including with nuclear weapons, Russian Security Council Deputy Chairman Dmitry Medvedev said. “It is obvious to all the powers that be that if the US wants to defeat Russia, we are heading for a conflict on a global scale. If the US wants to defeat Russia, we have the right to defend ourselves with any weapon, including of the nuclear kind,” he wrote on his Telegram channel on Wednesday. Medvedev recalled that the day before, President Vladimir Putin gave his State of the Nation Address to the Federal Assembly which announced, among other things, the suspension of Russia’s participation in the Measures for the Further Reduction and Limitation of Strategic Offensive Arms (START, New START).

“This decision was long overdue, I pointed to it last year,” the politician said. According to his assessment, the decision, which was due to the war declared on Russia by the US and other NATO countries, will have big reverberations for the world at large and for Washington in particular. “After all, the American establishment’s reasoning so far has been the following: we will interfere in your affairs, we will supply copious amounts of weapons to the Kiev regime, we will work to defeat Russia, we will limit and destroy you, but strategic security is a separate topic. It’s not related to the overall context of the US-Russia relationship. It is almost like a sacred cow,” Medvedev noted.

This conclusion, he continued, is “worse than a crime – it is the Americans’ grave mistake”. According to the politician, this is a mistake “born of their mania grandiosa,” that is, their sense of superiority and impunity. He quoted Putin as saying that it was impossible to defeat Russia on the battlefield and noted that “this is exactly why we have suspended New START (for now)”. “Let the US elites who have lost touch with reality think about what they have achieved. Let’s also watch the reaction of other NATO nuclear powers: France and the UK. Their strategic nuclear forces were not usually included in the list of nuclear warheads and carriers when preparing agreements between the United States and the USSR (Russia), but it is high time to do so,” Medvedev summed up.

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Any time now, Tucker.

Anatomy of a Cover-up: The January 6 Tapes (Julie Kelly)

Tucker Carlson now has the equivalent of nearly five years of surveillance footage captured by U.S. Capitol Police security cameras on January 6, 2021. House Speaker Kevin McCarthy (R-Calif.) turned over the tapes to the Fox News host earlier this month, according to Axios. Carlson’s producers and researchers are already distilling the footage; the first round of clips is expected to air in a few weeks. While some grumble that McCarthy did not fulfill his promise to publicly release the footage—arguably a valid complaint—Carlson’s team undoubtedly will give the massive trove much-needed context and maximum impact. Carlson released a three-part documentary, “Patriot Purge,” in November 2021 that explained how the events of January 6 helped launch a second “war on terror” against American citizens out of step with the Biden regime.

Since early 2021, Carlson has used his nightly show to expose the cruel treatment of Trump supporters suffering pretrial detention orders; raised questions about the use of undercover assets including FBI informants and the mysterious role of Ray Epps; asked why the case of the January 5 “pipe bomber” remains unsolved; and demanded the release of the surveillance video as late as last month. Releasing the video never should have been a political fight; after all, the footage was recorded on a taxpayer-paid closed circuit television system installed on public property to monitor public employees. Contrary to arguments by Capitol Police and the Justice Department, the video belongs to the public, not federal agencies.

But both entities, with the help of D.C. District Court judges, have successfully kept the trove largely under wraps for more than two years. Even the FBI and D.C. Metropolitan Police departments signed agreements a few days after the Capitol protest to acknowledge that the tapes technically belonged to Capitol Police. In a sworn statement filed in March 2021, Thomas DiBiase, general counsel for the Capitol Police, insisted the footage constituted “security information” that required very limited access. “Our concern is that providing unfettered access to hours of extremely sensitive information to defendants who already have shown a desire to interfere with the democratic process will . . . [be] passed on to those who might wish to attack the Capitol again,” DiBiase warned.

The Justice Department subsequently designated the tapes as “highly sensitive” government material subject to protective orders in January 6 prosecutions. It’s been a major battle for defendants and their attorneys to properly access all of the video tied to their cases; defendants cannot watch any clips without the presence of a legal authority and none of the footage can be shared or downloaded.

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    [See the full post at: Debt Rattle February 22 2023]


    So, here’s a “conspiracy theory” for you. This one is about the global-capitalist thoughtpolice and their ongoing efforts to purge society of “insensitivity.” Yes, that’s right, insensitivity. If there is anything the global-capitalist thoughtpolice can’t stand, it is insensitivity. You know, like making fun of ethnic or religious minorities, and the physically or cognitively challenged, and alternatively gendered persons, and hideously ugly persons, and monstrously fat persons, and midgets, and so on.

    The global-capitalist thoughtpolice are terribly concerned about the feelings of such persons. And the feelings of other sensitive persons who are also concerned about the feelings of such persons. And everybody’s feelings, generally. So they’re purging society of any and all forms of literary content, and every other form of content, that might possibly irreparably offend such persons, and persons concerned about the feelings of such persons, and anyone who might feel offended by anything.

    By now, I assume you have seen the news about the “sensitivity editing” of Roald Dahl, the author of books like James and the Giant Peach, Charlie and the Chocolate Factory, The Witches, The Twits, and numerous others. What happened was, Dahl’s publisher, Puffin Books, hired a little clutch of “sensitivity editors” to substantively rewrite his books, purging words like “fat” and “ugly,” and Dahl’s descriptions of characters as “bald” and “female,” and inserting their own ham-handed, “sensitized” language.

    What you may not be aware of is that Puffin Books is a children’s imprint of Penguin Random House, a multi-national conglomerate publishing company and a subsidiary of Bertelsmann, a nominally German but in reality global media conglomerate. Penguin Random House is one of the so-called “big five publishers” that control approximately 80% of the retail book market. The other four are Simon & Schuster, Macmillan, Hachette, and HarperCollins.

    Together, these five corporate behemoths, with their hundreds of divisions, publishing groups, and imprints (e.g., Puffin Books), control the majority of what everyone reads. Pull a few books off your bookshelves at random and look up the imprints to see how many are owned by one of the “big five” publishers or one of their divisions or publishing groups.

    Another thing you may not be aware of is the increasing employment of “sensitivity readers” by these publishing conglomerates and their legions of imprints, and by writers aspiring to be published by these imprints. Writer’s Digest describes their function thus:

    “Publishers and authors hire them to basically cancel-proof their books before they hit the street, hoping to head off any misspoken messages . . . hoping to depict peoples in an accurate light when it comes to genre, race, ethnicity, sexual orientation, and more. Sensitivity edits are a publisher’s or editor’s insurance to protect reputation and ward off profit loss, just in case, and an author’s attempt to depict characters in an accurate light. Entities purchase a sensitivity read when the writing is outside of their expertise or experience, or they are uncertain they depicted details properly.”

    Penguin Random House recommends “authenticity readers” to any of its authors who are “writing outside their personal experience” (i.e., using their imaginations), to prevent them from “perpetuating stereotypes,” or exhibiting their “unconscious or internalized bias” and creating “patterns of harmful representation,” and so on.

    If this sounds to you like some kind of creepy, Orwellian-Ministry-of-Truth-type mindfuckery, that’s because that’s exactly what it is. It doesn’t really affect old farts like me — I wouldn’t let any of the big corporate publishers or their “sensitivity readers” near my writing, which they would never publish in any event, and which would likely cause them to experience seizures, and then stagger around the office looking for differently-abled-Black-transgender colleagues to kneel down in front of and apologize to — but there’s a whole generation of aspiring writers who are being conditioned to accept this as “normal.”

    The Roald-Dahl story is being framed as a “woke/anti-woke” culture-war story. It isn’t. And it isn’t an aberration. It’s part and parcel of the new global-capitalist totalitarianism that I’ve been going on and on about. The entire “Wokeness” phenomenon is. Global-capitalist cultural revolutionaries are hunting down “insensitivity” everywhere. In the arts, schools, TV shows, films, social media, et cetera. “Insensitivity” being any and all forms of deviation from global-capitalist ideology, regardless of where they fall on the left/right spectrum. I have described the process as a new form of Gleichschaltung, the systematic coordination of every element of society — or every element that matters — in conformity with global-capitalist ideology.

    So, what is global-capitalist ideology?

    Well, I told you I had a “conspiracy theory” for you. It is not a very sexy “conspiracy theory,” but it’ll have to do, because it’s all I’ve got. And, forgive me, but I’m just getting started on my second “insensitive” dystopian novel, so I’m going to explain this “conspiracy theory” with a lengthy excerpt from the introduction to The War on Populism: Consent Factory Essays, Vol. II (2018-2019), one of my collections of essays, rather than taking the time to reword it badly. It really is a rather lengthy excerpt, so, if you happen to be reading this at work (i.e., when you are supposed to be working), or if you need to get back to a Twitter-fracas, or if you have the attention span of a gnat, you might want to save it and try to read it later.

    Ready? OK, here we go.


    Dr. D

    Anniversary of horror.

    “Which World Leaders Have Met Zelensky In Ukraine?”

    All of them? No, just the ones he has blackmail on. Ha. Ha. $150 Billion dollars? This is the best blackmail racket in the history of the universe.

    Ze, who is world emperor when he’s not playing piano with his penis, tells China they are not allowed to ally with Russia OR ELSE, mister!!! Or else it’s WWIII with tanks that can’t roll and planes that can’t fly.

    “we do not consider ourselves superior but we inherited our civilization from our ancestors and we must pass it on.”

    Surely merely saying that is a hate crime. You have to love all cultures EXCEPT your own. That culture must be destroyed. In the name of peace and love, of course. When you stab your children they will finally know peace.

    “any Chinese assistance to the Russian military would be considered a “red line” by the EU.”


    Wow, and I thought the world had gone insane before! What are you going to do? Hold your breath until you turn blue?

    At least when the U.S. says dumb, suicidal s—t like this, they have an army. It can’t WIN anything, mind you, but they can sure make a mess of things. Europe doesn’t even have that, clearly, much less march that not-army with no-ammunition 3,000 miles to Asia.

    Man they look so stupid and useless when they do that, if I were in charge I would MAKE them say it all day long. Along with repeating that thing about double-crossing Minsk to start a war. And they do.

    So if China doesn’t get on their knees and obey, it’s WWIII. And what do you plan to do? Putt-putt America’s vast fleet of bass boats across the Pacific to attack them? Comparative to the size of China, the West has no assets in theatre, just like they didn’t in Ukraine. And even LESS chance of delivering any, if such a thing is even possible. We now have minus negative ammunition in stock, and no ships to send it on, even as every ship on the ocean is a sitting duck within 100 miles of the coastline, or even in San Diego harbor.

    This thing of just opening your mouth and thinking reality somehow corresponds his gotten truly out of hand. It’s like they think they’re Hollywood scriptwriters where all you have to have to win is a typewriter. “We’re an empire now, and create reality”. 20 years later, still didn’t notice how that worked in Baghdad. Why? Nobody shot Bush and Rove in the face. It’s the only way to get through their thick skulls.

    We are going to collapse first. Before that happens. No question. Note how calm and level they, both China and Russia have both made the seas to be. No sudden moves. Just the slow squeeze into darkness. If your opponent has a fighting style they are stuck on, why accommodate them? No drama llama. Do what they hate most: tell the truth. It’s like holy water.

    “We recognize that the PRC is the only competitor with the intent and the means to reshape the rules-based international order,”

    Uh. What are we doing in Ukraine then?

    KonstantinKisin explains why Russia is Autocratic. And always has been. “Monarchic” they call it. It’s not for me, but it works for them. It’s quite likely a Federal style would fail there although it (can) work here.

    “The society collapsed around you.” –Kisin

    Yes, like here. In like 35 of 50 States. Or like 95% of counties. The others it isn’t happening “overnight”, but it’s chewing its way up San Francisco and Atlanta now. So we don’t have to “Imagine” it. Everyone except a few reporters talking to the laptop class already lives with drug addiction and prostitution, desperation where people drink themselves to death. How about all the working neighborhoods in D.C.?

    Now to his point, their Plan™ is for us to demand EXACTLY such autocracy and strong men, to beg the central state to save us, granting it all power. But those people are glue-sniffing morons who have never met an American or read American history.

    We ALREADY see this and we ALREADY see the total failure of ANY strongmen to help anyone. Newsome and the trains not only don’t run on time, they’re not even built. Fauci and not only did Covid run unmolested, but now my daughter’s committing suicide too. And they expect we will turn to them as the ANSWER? The FBI, from the highest level, straight from the President, is attacking parents who talk at SCHOOL BOARD MEETINGS. Are you insane? GTFO of here with that stuff.

    We’re not going to go autocratic. We’re going to become UNGOVERNABLE. By anyone. Perhaps ever but for years and years. If nothing happens and Trump gets in in 2024, the people will reject him too, even Republicans, and remain ungovernable. You Americans like VP, correct me if I’m wrong here.

    Oh they’ll TRY to grasp the plan of power. They’re going t make a h—l of a mess. But the more it slips away.

    This time, this 4th Turning, it’s a “Who Are You” test. Nowhere to hide, words mean nothing, who are you really? What will you DO? And we are not a nation that takes orders. We cooperate voluntarily or not at all.

    1st, 2nd, and 3rd level: people have already left all the Autocratic Cities and States and took their money with them, it’s slipping through their grasp. Being ungovernable is the American Way. It means we RETURN to the American Plan, where power HAS to be distributed to the lowest level, and barely then, because nobody within the borders has the money to make every American pull every lever by force and mandate. We just won’t.

    “We know, that they know, that everyone knows, that this is a lie.” She said, channeling Solzhenitsyn.

    “the diplomat cited the situation in the Republic of Haiti, which has remained under the US occupation for decades.”

    Well clearly it’s because Haiti is black and Ukraine is white, and Joe Biden is a White Supremacist, along with Clinton and Obama back years and years. That’s how it all works now, right? Bonus question: so what is Ohio? Unmentionable. Deplorable. Untouchables. Sub-human filth.

    But I guess thanks to that wind map, that includes Buffalo and Toronto too! Welcome to hell, suckers!

    “Duma Supports Bill On Suspending Russia’s Participation In New START (TASS) “

    Take on Lira’s talk was that the West goes hebephrenic and melts down, running around in circles in a seizure whenever Russia uses the word “Nuclear”. So the Start Treaty is a way to introduce the IDEA of nuclear without using the word “nuclear”. Because we now have the mind and souls of 3-year-olds, but access to “the button.”

    Note what he’s saying: yes, it’s dangerous. Nuclear war is closer, even on accident. This can be reversed. The terms for reversal are not hard.

    In short, these are the rhetoric devices invented to speak to a violent, psychopathic lunatic.

    “But both entities, with the help of D.C. District Court judges, have successfully kept the trove largely under wraps for more than two years.”

    This is entirely illegal at every level. They are a dangerous rogue state.

    But I’ve got an answer: More government! In fact, like that lawyer said, we need TWO governments, the second one to hold the first one to account. That’ll fix ‘er.

    Lira and Climate:

    That only goes to 2014, ten years ago. We have another 10 years of continuous failed predictions since then.

    Crypto Lost the Battle” –BIS

    Yesssssss! Finally another Bitcoin obituary. “Bombshell, Walls are closing in!” Hey, how’s that all going for you in Nigeria? CBDC totally failed there, even when you’re handing them out? Bitcoin larger than ever? How about China, where BTC was “outlawed”? More mining rigs there than before? Hmmm, that’s the kind of Losing Ukraine knows so well.

    Still, for now they have a dead-lock on all markets: BTC, ETH, Tether, Silve, Gold, Oil, Wheat, US$. The problem is, whenever they have a problem, they go out to the perimeter and attack and lash on the next thing. Until now you have a system where ALL items, ALL prices, ALL institutions are ALL lashed together in one humongous ball of “Too Big to Fail.” If a single thing cracks, like Bakhmut, the whole thing fails together.

    Again, on the up side: that means markets will FUNCTION again. We will finally have real prices again. In other words: THE TRUTH WILL RETURN AGAIN. The only enemy is Truth. Physics. #Logos. This is their arrow, this is their kryptonite.

    How’s this: a 5GWU, an Information War.

    “Another head hangs lowly
    Child is slowly taken

    And the violence caused such silence
    Who are we mistaken?

    But you see, it’s not me, it’s not my family
    In your head, in your head they are fighting
    With their tanks, and their bombs, and their bombs, and their guns
    In your head, in your head they are crying

    In your head, in your head
    Zombie, zombie, zombie-ie-ie
    What’s in your head? In your head?
    Zombie, zombie, zombie-ie-ie-ie, oh

    Another mother’s breaking
    Heart is taking over
    When the violence causes silence
    We must be mistaken

    It’s the same old theme, since 1916
    In your head, in your head they’re still fighting
    With their tanks, and their bombs, and their bombs, and their guns
    In your head, in your head they are dying

    In your head, in your head, Zombie…” — Cranberries


    The world’s garbage used to go to China, now it is headed to Africa. Nothing changes despite all the eco-crap that comes out of western governments. Recycling textiles as dioxin for Africans … https://www.rt.com/news/571869-used-clothes-pollution-kenya/.


    Well Red,
    It’s time to pick up my tool belt and head to the job. However, I did bookmark and will finish later, ty.
    I spent a few years in the print side of publishing, educational primarily (Silver Burdette Ginn, Macmillan, HBJ, Scott Foresman…). We were caught of guard when our ‘buyers’, folks who understood printing, screens, 4c process, and basis weights and all that, were let go for ‘inventory specialists’, who had zero knowledge of the process. That was in the 80’s.

    This change you speak of is so much worse…so glad I switched “games”, but nice to have this info.

    Dr. D

    Hopkins is right, however he too uses “Global Capitalism” to mean whatever he thinks it means without defining it. And “Democracy” as well.

    So when he says “Democracy” he means “Non-Democracy” even as it’s not EVEN Democracy, which is mob rule, but means “representative democracy” which is also restrained as it is here with things such as “Constitutional Republic”. Got it?

    By “Capitalism” he means “Non-Capitalism” where NO exchanges are voluntary, and ALL are forced, we have no free markets, no bankruptcy, and a complete merger with corporation and state. That’s “Capitalism”, got it?

    …Yeah, I know.


    George Soros moaning about India’s Modi:

    Soros, who runs the Open Society Foundation, defined an ongoing war between so-called open societies and closed societies. He said that India’s Modi is “no democrat” and pointed to “violence against Muslims” as part of his “meteoric rise”.

    then Turkey’s Erdogan

    The billionaire also took a shot at Erdogan, accusing him of mismanaging the Turkish economy while also becoming “more autocratic at home” by “jailing his most powerful political opponents”. He even accused Erdogan’s government of politicizing aid relief in the wake of the devastating earthquake that just rocked the country.

    This from a man who uses his money to override democracy and the will of the voters. Currently trying to install global slavery through his minions at WEF and their many bought politician idiots.

    Soros, the most anti-democratic person on this planet has total self awareness but absolutely no shame, he will happily lie to pretend he has been wronged. The man is a billionaire fool, a complete authoritarian.




    Trump and his followers were unforgiveably naive not to realise there would be provocateurs at the rally. They should have warned their supporters to be wary of anyone urging violence or other illegal actions. In addition they should have asked some supporters to video as much of the event as possible.

    Failing that, when they realised the event was becoming highly politicised they should have asked everyone there to send copies of any videos so they could be stitched together to give a reasonably accurate record of what actually happened.

    The incarceration without trial of many at J6 is worrying. After all it is likely these people will lose their jobs or businesses, plus impacts on their families, so is a huge punishment even though they have not found guilty of anything.

    Judges are supposed to be impartial yet there seems evidence that their decisions are politically motivated. Is there a mechanism such that they can be ‘struck off’ as judges if their judgements are not in keeping with the ‘crimes’.


    “So, to what extent is the US “not responsible” for sabotaging Nord Stream – as much as for the assassination of Haiti’s president? Or for the vial hoax of the invasion of Iraq?” the spokeswoman asked rhetorically.”

    From the TASS article on Nord Stream/USA lying.

    The translation from Russian is probably robotic. Only a robot would confuse “vial” for ‘vile’… although any ardent antivaxxer would understand the confusion.

    But then, most of us “here” feel more comnfortable talking via machines than face-to-face using our bodies.

    “”They actually do talk, then. They use words, ideas, concepts?”

    “Oh, yes. Except they do it with meat.”

    “I thought you just told me they used radio.”

    “They do, but what do you think is on the radio? Meat sounds. You know how when you slap or flap meat it makes a noise? They talk by flapping their meat at each other. They can even sing by squirting air through their meat.”

    “Omigod. Singing meat. This is altogether too much. So what do you advise?”” Terry Bisson

    From the Heart


    Kisin interview
    The US’s first experiment with democracy was also a failure. There is very, very little taught in schools about The Articles of Confederation. The first federal government was weak and in debt. Citizens rebelled against its taxes. Record keeping was so poor that we don’t know the names of the first men who were president during that time period. I remember as a teen finding it very disconcerting to discover that George Washington was not, technically, the first president of the United States,rather, he was the first president under the Constitution. I remember asking the teacher who the presidents were under the Articles of Confederation, and being told “we don’t really know” — I found the response bizarre.

    It has long troubled me that the US feels compelled to try to re-form other countries’ governments in its own image. It seems like a form of conceit. Should not the people of a country be the ones to judge whether or not the form of their country’s government is appropriate?

    Autonomous Unit

    They’re made of Meat!


    Biden called Moscow’s decision to suspend participation in START a “big mistake”

    Biden did not receive a copy – (Here is a Cut & copy Translation for TAE)

    Dmitriy Medvedev:

    “About two performances

    1. Yesterday there was a Message from the President of Russia to the Federal Assembly, in which, among other things, it was announced the suspension of our participation in START-3. An overdue decision, the inevitability of which I noted last year. A decision that was pushed by the war declared by the United States and other NATO countries to our country. A decision that will have a huge resonance in the world in general and in the United States in particular. After all, the American establishment has reasoned so far like this: we will shit on you everywhere and in everything, we will supply huge amounts of weapons to the Kiev regime, we will work to defeat Russia, we will limit and destroy you, but strategic security is a separate topic. It is not related to the general context of relations between the United States and Russia. She’s almost a sacred cow.

    This conclusion is worse than a crime – it is a gross mistake of the Americans. A mistake born of their mania grandiosa. Their sense of superiority and impunity. After all, it is obvious to all reasonable forces that if the United States wants to defeat Russia, then we are on the verge of a global conflict. If the United States wants to defeat Russia, then we have the right to defend ourselves with any weapon, including nuclear weapons. And as Vladimir Putin rightly said: “It is impossible to defeat Russia on the battlefield.” This is the reason for the suspension (for now) of START-3. Let the elites in the United States, who have lost touch with reality, think about what they have achieved. We will also observe the reaction of other nuclear powers participating in NATO: France and Britain. Their strategic nuclear forces were usually not included in the balance of nuclear warheads and carriers in the preparation of agreements between the United States and the USSR (Russia), and it is high time to do this.

    2. Biden addressed the Russian people in front of a crowd of Poles. In fact, he preached a sermon in the traditional Messianic way for America, adjusted for senility. He heaped high words about how important it is to protect democracy, and that the United States is not going to attack Russia. It looked unfair and ridiculous. Who is this strange grandfather, broadcasting with a confused look from Poland? Why does he appeal to the people of another country at a time when he has a lot of domestic problems? Why should we be afraid to listen to a politician from a hostile state that exudes hatred for our homeland? Why should Russian citizens believe the leader of the United States, which unleashed the most wars in the XX and XXI centuries, but reproach us with aggressiveness? A person who directs all his weakening intellectual capabilities only to ensure that Russia suffers a “strategic defeat”.

    And more. To paraphrase a well-known expression, Biden said in Warsaw: “If Russia stops its invasion, it will end right now. If Ukrainians stop defending themselves, it will be the end of Ukraine.” This is a refined lie. The truth is quite different.

    If Russia stops the Special Military Operation, without achieving victory, there will be no Russia, it will be torn apart. If the United States stops supplying weapons to the Kiev regime, the war will end.”

    Forwarded from
    Russian MFA 🇷🇺
    ⚡️ Foreign Ministry statement in connection with the Russian Federation suspending the Treaty on Measures for the Further Reduction and Limitation of Strategic Offensive Arms (#NewSTART)

    ❗️ The Russian Federation found itself in a radically new security environment resulting from Washington’s extreme hostility and efforts to stir up confrontation, as well as its overt commitment to promoting a malicious escalation of the conflict in and around Ukraine.

    The United States is now openly seeking to inflict a “strategic defeat” on Russia, while tensions encouraged by Washington go far beyond the Ukraine crisis with the United States and the US-led West trying to harm our country at every possible level, in every sphere and region of the world.

    There is every reason to argue that the United States policy aims to undermine Russia’s national security, which directly contradicts the fundamental principles and understandings set forth in the New START’s preamble and forming its foundation. It would not have been signed without stating these principles.

    This de facto amounts to a fundamental change of circumstances compared to those prevailing at the time of signing the New START Treaty.

    In this situation, it is no longer possible to maintain business as usual with the United States and the West in general, both as a matter of principle and regarding arms control, which is inseparable from the geopolitical, military and strategic reality.


    ⚠️ The fact that Western countries coalesced around the anti-Russia agenda increasingly impacts their nuclear policy, which constitutes a serious shift in the security landscape. In particular, NATO members have been carrying out the so-called Joint Nuclear Operations for decades, and designated the North Atlantic Treaty Organisation as a “nuclear alliance” at a certain point, while also placing a bigger emphasis on nuclear weapons in NATO’s conceptual documents and stating their commitment to further strengthening and improving the combat readiness of the relevant capabilities that are under NATO control.


    Taking all these circumstances into account, Russia has come to the conclusion that the United States has seriously violated the New START Treaty and that this violation is of fundamental importance for the realisation of the treaty’s objective and goals.

    The decision to suspend the New START Treaty can be reversed if Washington demonstrates the political will and takes honest efforts towards general de-escalation and the creation of conditions for resuming the comprehensive operation of the treaty and, consequently, its survival. This is exactly what we urge the American party to do.

    ☝️ Until then, any steps to accommodate Washington with regard to New START are absolutely out of the question.


    Bit long but just the intro is enough to see host’s clear black and white thinking and mumbling about the “fair market” of the system that resides only in his head (and many other’s).
    Slavoj’s accent is bit hard on ear but not as hard as what he has to say for some.


    Correct me if I’m wrong, but isn’t deploying marines to protect electrical substations in Boise, Idaho illegal unless pre-authorized by Congress? I am glad that it was done — we need to get to the bottom of domestic terrorism by FBI agents, (rogue ones or otherwise) — but, technically, the marine commander who deployed them, and perhaps the marines themselves, should face prosecution. I believe sentencing should be commuted — they did us all a service — but we cannot have “rogue” military units — even super-patriotic ones that want to protect us and our infrastructure, with ideologies that coincide with large swathes of the US public — going around and executing domestic terrorists. That is the job of THE POLICE, not the military — and, ideally, the police should not be executing them either, there should have been an attempt to bring them into custody. Or, at the very least, the two wielding AR-15s could be shot dead, and not the two without weapons. We don’t want our communities turning into war zones.

    Dr. D

    “Trump and his followers were unforgiveably naive not to realise there would be provocateurs at the rally. They should have warned their supporters to be wary of anyone urging violence or other illegal actions. In addition they should have asked some supporters to video as much of the event as possible.”

    They did. Everyone I know heard it. All the way from Bannon to Alex Jones and everyone in between. “Don’t go.” “It’s a setup.” “Be forewarned, they have something planned.” “It’s a Trap.”

    Note what they did though: They carried on AS IF J6 HAD HAPPENED. Subpoenaed Jones and Bannon to appear who were nowhere near it, Jones 1,000 miles away. The bombs were all stopped because they are inside the FBI. They carried on as if the bombs went off. No Congressmen were hurt, even troubled. They continued on and AOC herself said she died. Twice. (exaggeration there, but only a little).

    People DID film. We have film of police removing the barricades. Police taking selfies with the ‘guests’. We have pictures of the 2,000 pound doors being opened from the inside. We have videos of the CNN-paid Antifa camera saying “I can’t believe we made them go inside!” The “Shaman” thing? We have videos of a policeman breathlessly running up to meet them, nobody there. We have photo-ops of Shaman, 10 camera crews in tow, with all his men who all have communist tattoos.

    The thing is: NOBODY CARES. Are you American? Because Americans NO LONGER CARE ABOUT THE TRUTH, not in the slightest, not for anybody, not even themselves, ever. It takes 10 seconds to find this public video, same as it took 10 seconds to upload the whole Covington thing where some random Indian walks up to some random kid waiting for a school bus. Or Kenosha, you can watch the whole thing from 10 cameras, including a professional news crew, end to end 30 minutes after it happened.


    What did Trump do, knowing all this? He said beforehand, “I know that everyone here will soon be marching over to the Capitol building to peacefully and patriotically make your voices heard.”
    Because he knows it’s a setup, his guys in the FBI already told him about Pelosi and the bombs, he’s known for weeks since she and the Mayor and the DoD set it up and refused his request for security. His people NEVER ARRIVED. You can’t walk from the Trump speech to the Capitol Building in that time. He delayed, they got their wires crossed and broke in too early.

    THEY DON’T CARE. They simply report Trump incited them anyway. Easy! When these hick break in, they’ll tear the place apart! Instead of milling between the ropes and taking selfie, pranking the podium and leaving the building unharmed. Never happened. THEY DON’T CARE.

    As it occurs, — that is, the Capitol Police booth buzzes in all the magnetic locks on every door — news of this incredibly-long expected, incredibly obvious setup gets back to Trump, 20 minutes later, he gets on Twitter to tell them to go home. TWITTER ERASES HIS REQUEST TO DISPERSE so no one can hear it. They then say Trump both DID incite, AND did nothing about it.

    Twitter is hauled before Congress. NO ONE CARES. The executives in charge of it claimed J6 were armed and deadly, murderous crowd in an armed insurrection, even AFTER all that was disproved in EVERY way: no arms, no coup, no deaths, no insurrections. THEY DON’T CARE. She didn’t care. She literally believes it happened anyway, referring to this non-event that didn’t occur over and over again, although she can, and did, read it in the paper, the NY Tmes and WaPo that it was all debunked and retracted.

    So WHY then did everyone go through this stupid puppet show? FOR YOU, buddy. All and exclusively for your benefit. If Trump had fully stopped it, YOU would not know what they are capable of. What they are planning. How they act. How deep they run. And how entirely outside every law, custom, morality and reason they are.

    YOU. That’s why he did it, as EVERYONE knew. Everyone from Pelosi and her daughter with he Imax camera crew to Q-Anon, Jones, far-fringes of the Internet planetwide, on tiny islands in the Antarctic. Everyone knew.

    They need YOU to know. They need YOU to know what Every. Day. Criminal justice is like in the Federal courts. 99% conviction, always on plea, no jury. They need YOU to know there is NO rule of law. They need YOU to know, every Judge is crooked from sea to shining sea. And you’re only now knowing, which is kind of surprising actually, both because we report on it and because I say it here Every. Single. Day.

    So about the J6 people? Some didn’t hear I’m sure. Some thought “Well, I won’t do anything bad.” as if that matters at all. Others? Went anyway. Got in anyway.

    THEY ARE THE PATRIOTIC BLOOD SACRIFICE TO FIX IT. To save their country. To reach YOU. They knew this could be a civil war, and even as less than a civil war, it’s still terrible, and no war is won without blood shed, lives committed and laid down. They laid theirs down. So that YOU could know.

    Don’t waste their sacrifice. They are doing it for their fellow citizens, but also for their fellow MEN, worldwide.

    You need to face this, what we’ve become, and not turn away. Make your decisions accordingly.

    Dr. D

    Phoenix: didn’t you get the memo? Obama lifted both Habeus Corpus and Posse Comitatus. This was all done for, and basically initiated by, the Patriot Act for the GWOT by Bush, which law was 2,000 pages and 500 copies laboriously printed the month before 911. It was just written and reinforced by Obama in a long string of abuses by every President, including Trump, right up through Biden.

    The whole PURPOSE is to make you believe we still have former rules of law, actual rights, or indeed, any law at all. That we have no rule of law is further proven every day. So, no, nobody, the CIA, the DoD, the Marines, nobody’s following any laws.

    …But if you want to keep up the fig leaf (and they do), you can say the FBI are “domestic terrorists” and “We have reason to believe they are directed by foreign powers outside of, and hostile to, the United States and it’s critical infrastructure.” Sound good now?

    John Day

    “Family Practice Board-Decertified Blogger” post is up: https://drjohnsblog.substack.com/p/family-practice-board-decertified

    I was able to pick up a piece of registered mail at the post office yesterday, and saw that it was from The American Board of Family Medicine, by which I have been certified since 1990, when I finished Residency in Family Medicine and took my first board-certification exam.
    I am informed by this letter that my Family Medicine Board Certification, renewed last year via extensive medical education, expense, and taking a written all-day examination, is cancelled due to my blog posts containing “false and misleading claims” related to observed and potential harms of COVID-19 vaccines. They cite more than 2 full printed pages of specific articles posted and linked on my blog(s) http://www.johndayblog.com and drjohnsblogsubstack.com .
    I am impressed that somebody did all of that work, reviewing about 2 years of my blog posts, up through “January 27,2023: COVID-19 vaccines killed 278,000 Americans by the end of 2021.”
    I thought to meditate and pray that this extensive review has been of benefit, or will be of benefit to the reviewer, and/or others, as I rode my bike for an hour after opening the letter.
    “ABFM has determined that the published statements, each standing alone and collectively, are not supported by prevailing medical evidence on the standard of care for prevention and treatment of COVID-19 and, as such, represent breaches of your professional obligation to rely on evidence-based standards when providing medical information to patients and the public. ABFM has determined that all of the Published Statements include demonstrably false, inaccurate, and misleading statements about COVID-19, vaccination against COVID-19, and/or treatment of COVID-19 and represent an ongoing pattern of dissemination of health misinformation.”

    If you, the reviewer for the ABFM, happen to read this, I personally wish you well, and hope that you have found value in this information, though it is politically unacceptable and I am now disassociated from that Board, from 2/9/2023 forward.

    This action does not threaten my Texas Medical License. This is merely a specialty-board certification in Family Medicine. I am maintaining my Medical Licensure in the State of Texas.

    John Day

    A friend emailed me about possibly having long-COVID, which is hard to treat, has many manifestations, related to autoimmune disease, micro-and macro blood clotting, cardiotoxicity, neurotoxicity and more. Some of this very broadly overlaps with COVID-19 “vaccine” injuries, through the common factor of spike-protein toxicity.
    FLCCC (Front line COVID-19 Critical Care Alliance) treatment protocols for Long COVID, and discussion are found here: https://covid19criticalcare.com/treatment-protocols/i-recover-long-covid-treatment/
    FLCCC detailed information on COVID-19 Post Vaccine Syndrome is found here, and reading it for understanding is advised before embarking upon treatment for vaccine-injuries of any kind. Most patients with vaccine injuries have multiple manifestations, involving various organ systems and symptoms.
    FLCCC therapies for post vaccine syndrome are discussed much more succinctly in this overview, I-RECOVER
    Notable is that immune system support with vitamin-D and vitamin K2 are fundamental, and that fasting variations from time-restricted eating to 2 or 3 fasting days per week encourage “autophagy” within cells, to clear out intracellular debris from gene-therapy “vaccines”. The anti-inflammatory propr=erties of ivermectin, and its binding to spike protein appear to be synergistic with the limited fasting (intracellular house-cleaning). Nattokinase is also a fundamental treatment for many people, and NAC has a role. NAC/Bromelain, and Nattokinase were mentioned in yesterday’s post here:

    Dissolution of Spike Protein by Nattokinase​ , Peter McCullough MD, MPH The Holy Grail of COVID-19 Vaccine Detoxification​
    ​ ​Nattokinase is an enzyme is produced by fermenting soybeans with bacteria Bacillus subtilis var. natto and has been available as an oral supplement. It degrades fibrinogen, factor VII, cytokines, and factor VIII and has been studied for its cardiovascular benefits. Out of all the available therapies I have used in my practice and among all the proposed detoxification agents, I believe nattokinase and related peptides hold the greatest promise for patients at this time.
    ​ ​Tanikawa et al examined the effect of nattokinase on the Spike protein of SARS-CoV-2. In the first experiment they demonstrated that Spike was degraded in a time and dose dependent manner in a cell lysate preparation that could be analogous to a vaccine recipient. The second experiment demonstrated that nattokinase degraded the Spike protein in SARS-CoV-2 infected cells. This reproduced a similar study done by Oba and colleagues in 2021.
    ​ ​Nattokinase is dosed in fibrinolytic units (FU) per gram and can vary according to purity. Kurosawa and colleagues have shown in humans that after a single oral dose of 2000 FU D-dimer concentrations at 6, and 8 hours, and blood fibrin/fibrinogen degradation products at 4 hours after administration elevated significantly (p < 0.05, respectively). Thus an empiric starting dose could be 2000 FU twice a day.​ ​Full pharmacokinetic and pharmacodynamic studies have not been completed, but several years of market use as an over-the-counter supplement suggests nattokinase is safe with the main caveat being excessive bleeding and cautions with concurrent antiplatelet and anticoagulant drugs.​..
    ​..​It will take up to 20 years to have a fully developed pharmaceutical profile to characterize the safety and efficacy of nattokinase in the treatment of vaccine injury and post-COVID syndromes. Large number of people are sick now and many believe empiric treatment is justified given sufficiently low risk of side effects and potentially high reward.

    ​ This combination also deactivates the spike protein:
    ​ The Combination of Bromelain and Acetylcysteine (BromAc) Synergistically Inactivates SARS-CoV-2
    ..We sought to determine the effect of BromAc on the spike and envelope proteins and its potential to reduce infectivity in host cells. Recombinant spike and envelope SARS-CoV-2 proteins were disrupted by BromAc. Spike and envelope protein disulfide bonds were reduced by Acetylcysteine. In in vitro whole virus culture of both wild-type and spike mutants, SARS-CoV-2 demonstrated a concentration-dependent inactivation from BromAc treatment but not from single agents. Clinical testing through nasal administration in patients with early SARS-CoV-2 infection is imminent…
    (This may be of benefit in vaccine-related illness caused by persistent production of spike protein, by inactivating it in the circulation. These should both be safe for a reasonable period of use, though there have been some concerns about NAC reducing immune-system cancer surveillance in long term use.)

    John Day

    Steve Kirsch (disparaged by ABFM) >20X increase in perinatal death rate at funeral home used by UCSF in H2 2022
    Perinatal deaths are defined as fetal deaths (deaths after 20 weeks) and infant deaths (deaths after giving birth). These deaths are typically sent to a funeral home.
    I talked with one of the funeral homes used by UCSF. In the last 6 months of 2022, they saw the rates of perinatal death cases jump by a factor of over 20X above normal.
    I asked Dr. James Thorp about these numbers and his reaction was, “I’m not surprised.”
    The hospitals aren’t talking and the mainstream media isn’t covering this, but I thought you should know.

    Steve Kirsch again,New Zealand government data shows that the COVID vaccines make you MORE likely to die from COVID (not less)
    ​ ​Warning: The data in this article comes from the results of a New Zealand FOIA request combined with published numbers on the official website (see the entire thread here).
    ​ ​The FOIA request does NOT ask for COVID-related deaths and the results provided were not age-stratified.
    ​ ​Therefore, I am currently unable to replicate these results, even though the results are consistent with other data I have from other sources.
    ​ ​Clearly, the all-cause mortalities are up in New Zealand in 2022 vs. 2021 by 4,500 deaths. Yet there is a high vaccination rate (82% of the entire population of 5.123M people) which they claimed is why they only had 2,331 COVID deaths. So why so many all-cause deaths? Clearly there is something that is killing these people.

    ​ A Midwestern Doctor (anonymous, so protected from Medical Boards of all feather) ​ There is a lot of broad medical pathophysiology context presented here, which I found useful, as it synthesizes some “alternative” approaches with good histories and the mainstream allopathic understanding and treatment approaches.
    The antibiotic-resistance plasmids contaminating the “vaccines” are better discussed here than I have seen, and the potential implications are well presented.
    Dangerous mRNA Vaccine Contaminants Were Just Discovered

    D Benton Smith

    Since there are blessed few who know everything there is to know (present company excepted, of course) the rest of us must resort to getting our knowledge and information from sources other than ourselves. Our choices are limited to three. We can remain ignorant, get information second-hand, or become expert through direct first hand observation, measurement, hypotheses and experimentation.

    No one (not even the experts in one or several fields of knowledge) has the brains, treasure or time to do that for all and every field of vital information. Therefore even the wisest and most knowledgeable experts must turn to others for some or all of their facts.

    When we don’t know something we turn to other people (friend or stranger) who we have reasons to believe are more in the know than we are. Some of these sources of data and wisdom are people that we fully trust implicitly and some of them are people we trust less unconditionally and are consequently less certain about, but in either case it comes down to a matter of trustedness, in varying degrees.

    This raises an intriguing new question, and that question is this: Who do our own trusted sources turn to for their trustworthy information? Certainly they must often turn to someone (many someones, actually,) because no one knows everything.

    From this rhetorically answerable (obvious) question it is therefore also pretty obvious that most of what we know has come to us via networks or hierarchies of trusted sources who themselves look to other trusted sources. And that immediately presents the question of our own personal way of reckoning who or what is trustworthy, and who or what isn’t.

    Is it a coin-toss, or do we have criteria and method to making that call?

    Does that crucial decision pivot on unquestioning belief in what our trusted sources tell us? Or do we question what we receive and compare that received information to certain standards of trustworthiness which we have gradually learned through lived experience?

    Personally, I favor the second method, and the criteria I apply is pretty simple. I trust (to varying degree) sources who have a record of seeking and relaying truth, regardless of where that truth might lead them. In other words, people who favor truth over untruth, even if that truth might seem to not serve their personal interests. Reciprocally, I dispense with self-serving liars very quickly and permanently. Mistakes happen. Lies don’t. Lies are purposefully committed, and so long as the purpose remains the lies will just keep on coming.

    Externally, I observe that some people prefer method number one: unquestioning acceptance of authority. These trusted authorities assert that information is true because they said so, and assert that as experts they unquestionably know more about everything than you do. Their authoritative expertise derives from their accepting unquestionable information from other experts who are themselves experts for the same reason. To them, the value of authority far outranks the value of truth.

    That brain grating circularity boils down to a simplicity.Some folks favor evidenced testable truth (which can be extremely labor and ego-batteringly intensive), and others prefer authoritative diktat (which is typically quick, tidy, lazy and often highly paid.)

    These two preferences produce two very different types of society. One is a slave society, with all of its grisly consequences, and the other is a free society that requires eternal vigilance, courage and hard work.

    The world is presently (and not for the first time!) sorting out which one works better.


    @John Day
    Good that you resisted the glitter call of being some big city doc and stayed close to the farm land.
    You probably miss the practice given the effort that it took to make it possible. On the other hand I see that you have a time of your life (based on photos) doing what you’re doing now.


    A number of ‘fat ladies’ are in the dressing room, making their final preparations to ‘sing’ the finale that ends the show. The names of the most important ‘fat ladies’, in no particular order, are:


    They will ‘sing’ so loudly that the chorus of weak tenors and sopranos -named Politics, Economics, Commerce, Religion and Entitlement- who have commanded the stage for most of the show will be completely drowned out.

    The song that Mathematics, Geochemistry and Geophysics will sing has already been written, of course. Indeed, it was written long ago. It is called Consequences.


    I really am thoroughly sick of hearing talking heads churn out utter garbage about ‘climate change’ and ‘democracy’ and what Russia is or is not.

    Centuries ago, this planet was almost completely overrun by vicious psychopaths, hell-bent on stealing everything they could and enslaving everyone they could.

    Those vicious psychopaths set up fake governments and fake, rigged, political systems and fake, rigged economic systems, to control the populaces they had enslaved and to control the multi-generational progeny of those they had enslaved, so the progeny of the vicious psychopaths could continue to steal and manipulate under the guise of ‘freedom and democracy’, until there was nothing left to steal and the planet was utterly degraded.

    That point has almost been reached.

    The vicious psychopaths who are in control of ‘Oceania’ and ‘NATOstan’ intend to use the last of the resources available to them to protect [in the short-term] the Ponzi schemes that were established by their ancestors centuries ago, even as those Ponzi schemes unravel, to the detriment of everyone and everything.

    War is Peace

    Ignorance is Strength

    Freedom is Slavery

    The psychopaths and sociopaths and eco-vandals in control will have one last try at manipulating the slaves in the concentration camps [before is all collapses] by using the International Medical Mafia because:

    Sickness is Health


    Well said, Dr D.

    Those who bothered looking for the footage of J6 from individuals’ cellphones, etc., know that the pre was no “insurrection.” It was a psyop with a lot of Trump supporters milling around. Oops, protesters entered the sacred Capitol. And didn’t do more harm than petty vandalism.


    The Washington Post has an article out with the brazenly misleading headline “Russian trolls on Twitter had little influence on 2016 voters“. Anyone who reads the article itself will find its author Tim Starks acknowledges that “Russian accounts had no measurable impact in changing minds or influencing voter behavior,” but the insertion of the word “little” means anyone who just reads the headline (the overwhelming majority of people encountering the article) will come away with the impression that Russian trolls still had some influence on 2016 voters.

    “Little influence” could mean anything shy of tremendous influence. But the study did not find that Russian trolls had “little influence” over the election; it failed to find any measurable influence at all.

    Western Journalists Are Cowardly, Approval-Seeking Losers


    In case anyone missed it yesterday.


    John Day’s experience related above should send some shivers through everyone everywhere. Look at the list of shit they dug up and present as “evidence” against him. How much longer before the western deMOCKracies start rounding up all the presenters of “misinformation” for deportation to the
    “re-education” camps. This is long planned for by our less than wise leaders, I fear there will be a long cold darkness before the dawn. My hopes are against such an outcome, my planning and expectations are for it.


    “Attempting to control mucosal respiratory viruses with systemically administered non-replicating vaccines has thus far been largely unsuccessful.” ~ Dr A Fauci (former director of NIAID), 2023, commenting on vaccines for Covid-19.

    Dr. Fauci Comes Clean on Vaccines and Respiratory Viruses


    Some people cannot learn

    “I am impressed that somebody did all of that work, reviewing about 2 years of my blog posts, up through “January 27,2023: COVID-19 vaccines killed 278,000 Americans by the end of 2021.”

    I would send them a letter encouraging them to read TAE and to continue their education.

    Does the vaccine affect the start of puberty??
    There are 3 girls 9 years old in grade 4 that have started.

    Figmund Sreud

    @ Dr. Day – “I am informed by this letter that my Family Medicine Board Certification, renewed last year via extensive medical education, expense, and taking a written all-day examination, is cancelled due to my blog posts…”

    So very disappointing! The world is changing at an alarmingly rapid rate! Truth tellers are dismissed and penalized. It takes courage to make a stand! It takes courage to continue, …

    … thank you!


    Dr. D

    ” 41,000 Hours Of January 6 Tapes Reveal AOC Died 13,941 Times” –BBee

    AOC has weighed in on Twitter, both to praise the network’s “AOC Death Counter” in the lower-left corner of the screen, and to call attention to the root causes of her death. “I wouldn’t have been killed the first 7,918 times if not for these repressed conservatives calling attention to the effects of my policies – it was only a matter of time” she said.


    For DBS on trust. This is a long article about the importance of trust in our society and how it was manipulated.


    The following is from an article posted by Dr. John Day:

    “The current mission of this Substack has been to expose fraud on the vaccine manufacturer’s part. I believe this is the most persuasive point for stopping the addition of new victims to the list of those injured by the COVID vaccines. That is because it gives those who blindly supported the narrative a way to save face if they change their point of view on the vaccines (“it’s not my fault, Pfizer lied to me”), and because demonstrated fraud is the most likely thing to compel governments to act against the manufacturers.”

    Nice to see that someone is thinking strategically without feeling the need to add more outrage to the already beyond-deafening roar screaming for blood and justice.

    Dr. D

    AFKTT: sounds like the Aztecs. Or the Mongols.

    Are we an airstrip? How would you tell? The Anglos are a modern outgrowth of Rome, but as you yourself said, they’re not “English”. It’s “Invasion”, from the “French”, who are really the Norsemen Vikings in 1066 living in “Nor-Man-Dey.”

    Same thing when “they” – who we already can’t define – come to the New World. Where less than half of the immigrants are Anglo, even in the broad sense. A huge number are Irish and Italian. Nearly half in the “Normal” area (that is, not Florida, California, Texas) are “German”. New Orleans is predominantly Creole, Caribbean, and French. Whole states are made of Scandinavians, Minnesota, and the Dakotas, and as well-advertised The entire Southwest, Texas, Arizona, New Mexico, California, and now some other states are widely considered to be Spanish.

    Sooooooo…….. We’re really just “London”? When London itself is not “English” as you say, but Norman? I’m not saying we’re not Anglo, not London, not “Airstrip”, but that’s a very big ask.

    Others argue that while you are still Airstrip 5, the U.S. is really Airstrip One and in charge of the world. London is a nobody. Or co-heads. Or something like that. If so, we’re not the Airstrip: we’re the home planet and everyone else just an outpost. However, since Americans have no interest in anyone, that doesn’t seem appropriate either. Who is “Airstripping” places we don’t want o go and don’t care to hear about?

    What do you think? To me we seem essentially the same as all the “organized” “Roman” type systems, but that includes all of Europe, and I don’t know enough about India, China, Asia, or the Muslim world to tell if they are essentially different in any fundamental way. Obviously “Rome” who we are based on is neither Anglo, nor 1984. It’s not exactly the Babylonian system either, nor an Abrahamic one. It seems very similar to every culture or nation who can get an edge over another. Greeks who colonized everywhere including France and Italy. Iroquois who conquered four states, enslaved and extinguished dozens of peoples for no particular reason and for example, left the entirely of Ohio essentially vacant (perhaps 20,000ppl for 44k sq miles, or half the area of the UK). Are those “Oceania” behaviors or even “Vicious Psychopaths”? Was France, when they did the same thing, north and south of Anglo-land? Not sure.

    It’s because although I know some of my history, I also know the history of many other peoples, and they all seem very similar. They’re all human, and flawed. So the punishment due to Oceania is not special or different from the behavior or consequences for Aztecs or Mongols. We just have the spotlight for a tiny window of time right now, and are not more special or more different, simply more present right now. I wouldn’t make too much of it, because we’re not that important to dwell on.

    Doc Robinson

    Biden DOJ Backing Norfolk Southern in High Court Case

    The Biden administration is taking the side of the corporations (instead of being on the side of people harmed by the corporations), and it’s now up to the Supreme Court.

    Norfolk Southern — the railroad giant whose train derailed and caused a toxic chemical fire in a small Ohio town earlier this month — has asked the U.S. Supreme Court to throw out a 2017 lawsuit filed by a cancer-afflicted former rail worker — and the Biden administration is siding with the corporation, reporting from The Lever revealed last week.

    If the high court, dominated by six right-wing justices, rules in favor of Norfolk Southern, it could be easier for the profitable rail carrier to block pending and future lawsuits, including from victims of the ongoing disaster in East Palestine.

    Moreover, it “could create a national precedent limiting where workers and consumers can bring cases against corporations…”


    Maxwell Quest

    “It has long troubled me that the US feels compelled to try to re-form other countries’ governments in its own image. It seems like a form of conceit. Should not the people of a country be the ones to judge whether or not the form of their country’s government is appropriate?”

    Phoenix, this is the cover story that is blasted out by the media 24/7 to get the masses on board for any military/humanitarian operation… that we are planting the joys of freedom and democracy in backward nations so that they might blossom like inner-city Chicago, Philadelphia, and Allentown. I’m sure you’ve discovered by now that the US “image” of being a representative democracy is also a delusion. I read your comments. You know better than this.

    The Conquistadors operated under the cover story of bringing Christianity the heathens of Central and South America. The price, however, was tremendous slaughter and all the gold and silver Spain could extract using the indigenous as slave labor.

    American interventionism is similar. We ‘re-form’ governments in order attach our wealth extraction tentacles more firmly to the newly subjugated vassal state. Or in the case of Ukraine, to use it for money laundering and as a military proxy (cannon fodder) against Russia. What is it that Kissinger said, that “To be an enemy of America can be dangerous, but to be a friend is fatal”?

    I’m hopeful, though, as it seems that over the past year many things are being stated aloud that were only whispered before. Putin’s latest speech and President Xi Jinping’s remarks being prime examples. The cover has been blown on social media censorship and the Covid plandemic. Ukraine has become an embarrassing albatross, each week pulling NATO lower and lower. The WEF has turned radio-active now that their idiotic philosophies have been unmasked, along with their goals for a planetary Hunger Games.

    Yes, the times are a changin’!


    ‘Republicans push back against accord giving WHO power over US pandemic response.’

    Thank the Lord! Lets hope they push hard enough.
    But where is Trump? Trumpeting about the Maidan uprising. All well and good, but why is his big mouth not speaking out against the fraudulent and deadly vaccines he was wrongly encouraged to coerce/force Americans into to taking, – along with the rest of the world. Where are his principles? Oh what a splash he could make 🙂

    New Zealand excess deaths.
    It’s an effort to keep one’s anger under a lid. Noticing that anything concerning the vaccines is a closed subject. People speak out loud and clear against govt. policies, inflation, massive bureauocracy, misuse of public funds, and on and on, … but introduce anything to do with the vaccines into the conversation, and a door slams shut. Brainwashed, unable to accept that something not right is going on here, – all just ‘misinformation’ and ‘conspiracy theories.’ The grip of the media is absolute. As some at TAE also imply, – it really does test the mentals.

    War in Ukraine
    So much happening, too much to read and never enough time. But a sense that a band is being stretched tighter and tighter, both sides testing brinkmanship to the absolute limit, and that before long, something has to give. Two great Goliaths fighting to the death. Are the Chinese and Russians starting to slowly close ranks against this decadent West, will others quietly fall in behind? We watch the great chess game being played out, and wonder at the times in which we live.

    As always, thanks to all who delve here on TAE and add their thoughts, and of course, to RIM.

    John Day

    Thanks for the kind wishes-wll, dudes and dudesses.



    John Day said

    I am informed by this letter that my Family Medicine Board Certification, renewed last year via extensive medical education, expense, and taking a written all-day examination, is cancelled due to my blog posts containing “false and misleading claims” related to observed and potential harms of COVID-19 vaccines.

    Sorry to hear that. I understand you are no longer practicing so this won’t further impact your career, but a disappointment none the less given the effort you invested in that certification.

    Just Some Randomer

    Anecdotal: Chap came to service my vintage tractor today. His brother came with him and as part of a general chit-chat mentioned that he’d recently had an operation to deal with a blood clot in his leg, involving some serious surgery and 97 staples to close it all up. Was very insistent that it was caused by his first covid vax – says his doctor had seen lots of similar cases recently. I didn’t argue.

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