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Western Leaders Privately Say Ukraine Can’t Win the War (Lauria)
Fewer Americans Think That Ukraine Is Winning – Rasmussen (RT)
Ukraine ‘Most Threatened’ By China – Bolton (RT)
Anti-China Rhetoric Is Off the Charts in Western Media (Nair)
Elon Musk Calls 2014 Ukraine Regime Change A ‘Coup’ (RT)
For the First Anniversary: 24 February 2023 (Batiushka)
Russia Confronted With Whole Empire Of Diverse Enemies – Medvedev (TASS)
Biden Team Has ‘Deeply Rooted Hatred For Russia’ – US Congressman (RT)
What the America got Wrong (Observer R)
Putin’s Collaborators (?) and Distant Echoes of WW2 (Moglia)
The World Has Enough Trouble (Kunstler)
From Special Operation To Full-Scale War (Alexander Dugin)
Ukraine Sees Some Value In Chinese Peace Plan (Le Monde)
Russia Comments On China’s Ukraine Roadmap (RT)
UK Sets Up Secret Task Force To Purchase Ammunition For Ukraine (RT)
Hard Evidence in New Study: Brain, Heart Damage Caused by mRNA Vaccine
Yes, Hate Speech Is Constitutionally Protected (Turley)




 

 

 

 

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“What we shouldn’t do now is inflame the situation further through saber-rattling and warmongering. Whoever believes that a symbolic tank parade on the alliance’s eastern border will bring security is mistaken.”

Western Leaders Privately Say Ukraine Can’t Win the War (Lauria)

Western leaders privately told Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelensky that Ukraine can not win the war against Russia and that it should begin peace talks with Moscow this year in exchange for closer ties with NATO. The private communications are at odds with public statements from Western leaders who routinely say they will continue to support Ukraine for as long as it takes until it achieves victory on the battlefield. The Wall Street Journal, which reported on the private remarks to Zelenksy, said:“The public rhetoric masks deepening private doubts among politicians in the U.K., France and Germany that Ukraine will be able to expel the Russians from eastern Ukraine and Crimea, which Russia has controlled since 2014, and a belief that the West can only help sustain the war effort for so long, especially if the conflict settles into a stalemate, officials from the three countries say.

‘We keep repeating that Russia mustn’t win, but what does that mean? If the war goes on for long enough with this intensity, Ukraine’s losses will become unbearable,’ a senior French official said. ‘And no one believes they will be able to retrieve Crimea.’ French President Emmanuel Macron and German Chancellor Olaf Scholz told Zelensky at an Élysée Palace dinner earlier this month that he must consider peace talks with Moscow, the Journal reported. According to its source, the newspaper quoted Macron as telling Zelensky that “even mortal enemies like France and Germany had to make peace after World War II.” Macron told Zelensky “he had been a great war leader, but that he would eventually have to shift into political statesmanship and make difficult decisions,” the newspaper reported.

At the Munich Security Conference last week, Gen. Petr Pavel, the Czech Republic’s president-elect and a former NATO commander, said: “We may end up in a situation where liberating some parts of Ukrainian territory may deliver more loss of lives than will be bearable by society. … There might be a point when Ukrainians can start thinking about another outcome.” Even when he was a NATO commander Pavel was a realist in regard to Russia. During controversial NATO war games with 31,000 troops on Russia’s borders in 2016 — the first time in 75 years that German troops had retraced the steps of the Nazi invasion of the Soviet Union — Pavel dismissed hype about a Russian threat to NATO.

Pavel, who was chairman of NATO’s military committee at the time, told a Brussels press conference that, “It is not the aim of NATO to create a military barrier against broad-scale Russian aggression, because such aggression is not on the agenda and no intelligence assessment suggests such a thing.” The German foreign minister at the time, Frank-Walter Steinmeier, also embraced realism towards Russia, saying: “What we shouldn’t do now is inflame the situation further through saber-rattling and warmongering. Whoever believes that a symbolic tank parade on the alliance’s eastern border will bring security is mistaken.”

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“..an Associated Press-NORC poll conducted in late January showed that less than half of US adults (48%) still agreed with sending weapons to Kiev. Just 26% said Washington should continue to play a “major role” in the conflict.”

Fewer Americans Think That Ukraine Is Winning – Rasmussen (RT)

Americans are losing confidence that Ukraine is winning its conflict with Russia, a new Rasmussen Reports poll has shown. The latest figures indicate that more than one-third of US voters who were confident of a Ukrainian victory in December no longer expect Kiev to prevail. The poll, which was conducted last week and released on Friday, found that 46% of likely US voters believe the Russia-Ukraine conflict has become a stalemate. Those Americans who believe that one side or the other is winning are about evenly divided, with 21% in Ukraine’s camp and 19% saying Russia has the upper hand. Just two months ago, a Rasmussen poll asking the same questions showed that 32% of Americans believed Ukraine was winning the conflict.

And just as around one-third of voters who were confident in December that Ukraine would prevail no longer expect a victory for Kiev, the percentage of respondents who see Russian forces winning has increased by about the same proportion. Rasmussen’s findings dovetail with recent polling showing that public support for US aid to Ukraine has dropped sharply. For example, an Associated Press-NORC poll conducted in late January showed that less than half of US adults (48%) still agreed with sending weapons to Kiev. Just 26% said Washington should continue to play a “major role” in the conflict.

Middle-aged voters are most likely to say that President Joe Biden’s administration is doing “too much” to help Ukraine, Rasmussen said. Washington has already allocated $113 billion of military and economic aid for Ukraine since Russia began its offensive against Kiev a year ago. During his visit to Kiev earlier this week, Biden vowed “unwavering” support for Ukraine’s defense, pledging to continue backing the former Soviet republic “as long as it takes.” The US and its NATO allies also have declared that Ukraine will win, and must win, to preserve the “rules-based international order.” However, critics of US foreign policy have argued that Ukraine’s battlefield successes have been greatly exaggerated, and US Chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff Mark Milley said last week that the conflict will need to end in a negotiated settlement because neither side can likely achieve victory on the battlefield.

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Where would we be without John Bolton?

Ukraine ‘Most Threatened’ By China – Bolton (RT)

Former top US diplomat John Bolton says he doubts that China can legitimately hold a position of neutrality in the Russia-Ukraine conflict, even as Beijing called for a ceasefire and the resumption of peace talks one year after the launch of Moscow’s military operation in Ukraine. Bolton, who has garnered a reputation for hawkish, interventionist foreign policy stances throughout his political career, has been a prominent critic of China’s policies as it relates to an independent Taiwan and the alleged state-sanctioned theft of Western intellectual property. On Friday, he fired another salvo towards Beijing and the nature of its relationship with Russia. “A lot of so-called experts have said that China was dismayed by Russia’s invasion of Ukraine,” Bolton told the Washington Post. “I think we’ve seen in recent days proof positive that’s not true.”

Bolton added that China had upped its imports of gas and oil from Russian providers to make up for the impact of Western sanctions, and suggested that China’s roadmap to peace in Ukraine would likely have been, he said, signed-off by Moscow. “So, to be clear, I think China’s in this with both feet on Russia’s side,” he said. “And while I certainly don’t diminish the threat that China poses to Taiwan and countries in East and South Asia, I would say the most threatened country in the world today from China is Ukraine.” Bolton, who was a key adviser in the Donald Trump administration for a 17-month spell between April 2018 and September 2019, added that he believes “the Russians and the Chinese are in this together,” referring to the conflict in Ukraine as a “global war.”

“The Chinese have, from the beginning, politically, and I think militarily, had Russia’s back,” Bolton explained. “And the concomitant other side of that is that if China, for example, were to try to attack Taiwan, or throw a blockade around it, they would expect Russia to have their back.” China’s 12-point peace-brokering document, which it issued on Friday, called for an end to hostilities in Ukraine, as well as the removal of Western sanctions on Russia. However, Beijing’s stance has been criticized in the West as being undermined by the country’s diplomatic and economic support for Russia. Various Western officials have also warned that China may be considering providing arms to Moscow – an assertion which Beijing denies.

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“It has become a feature of Western commentary on China to say that its rise is a concern and a threat.”

Anti-China Rhetoric Is Off the Charts in Western Media (Nair)

Typically, the negative stories adhere to three core ideas, which inform the unspoken guidelines within these press rooms when it comes to reporting on China. First is the belief that China is a threat to the world and that this belief must be relentlessly reinforced at every available opportunity. How and why China is a threat is never explored; such is the deep-rooted and almost religious nature of the belief. Sound arguments do not matter. The basic tenets of good journalism are ignored when it comes to a China story. There is no need to explain or give evidence of why China is a global threat. Left ignored is the plentiful evidence that shows China is not a global threat – even if one can point to mistakes and overreach in certain areas. China has not invaded any country in decades, or imposed sanctions that have devasted the lives of millions in poor countries, unlike the West, led by the United States.

Second is that China must be linked to every possible global event that affects the West. This provides an opportunity for the West to bash China while simultaneously burnishing its own credentials as the supposed arbiters of what is right and wrong in international relations. From the pandemic to the Russia-Ukraine war to carbon emissions; from rising sea levels to the scramble for rare earths; from the building of infrastructure in Africa to the production of vaccines – there must be an angle to demonize the country and instill fear in Western nations (and beyond). Indeed, media outlets are reverting to the “yellow peril” of the late 1800s. There is no subtle and nuanced approach to instilling fear like this. It is full-on and very often blatantly racist – but it is now acceptable for one to be racist about the Chinese in Western media, despite the fact that Black-White relations are very carefully described.

The third part of this phenomenon, which is surprisingly not challenged by liberal readers of mainstream media, is the sentiment that everything must be done – even illegal and unfair methods – to arrest the rise of China. Never mind the rights of hundreds of millions of Chinese to have a better life after a century of poverty and deprivation. Headline after headline that capture this sentiment have normalized the view that there is a need to curb the rise of China, and that this is a legitimate geopolitical objective. There is no explanation about why or if it is even morally acceptable. It has become a feature of Western commentary on China to say that its rise is a concern and a threat. With this assumption unassailably in place, the West has the right to galvanize – and even bully – its allies and ask the absurd question, “what should be done about China’s rise?” – as if China does not have the right to carve its own place in the new world.

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“The same way that Fauci was supposed to be protecting us from viruses and then funded gain of function research, Victoria Nuland was supposed to be our chief diplomat with respect to Russia and Eastern Europe and what did she do instead? She ginned up this conflict.”

Elon Musk Calls 2014 Ukraine Regime Change A ‘Coup’ (RT)

Twitter CEO Elon Musk polarized his followers with a tweet declaring there was “no question” that the 2014 change of government in Ukraine was a “coup.” On Saturday, the billionaire tweeted that while “the election” – presumably referring to the 2010 vote that elected Viktor Yanukovych president – was “arguably dodgy,” what followed “was indeed a coup.” The tweet was a response to a post from user @KanekoaTheGreat that featured the front page of an article by University of Chicago Professor John Mearsheimer titled “Why the Ukraine Crisis Is The West’s Fault.” Dating from 2014, the piece – subtitled “The Liberal Delusions That Provoked Putin” – argues that “NATO enlargement” and Western meddling in Ukrainian politics, and not “Russian aggression,” are to blame for Crimea’s accession to Russia.

Mearsheimer states that “for Putin, the illegal overthrow of Ukraine’s democratically-elected and pro-Russian president – which he rightly labeled a ‘coup’ – was the final straw,” an explanation Musk appeared to agree with, at least in part. While the 2010 election that installed Yanukovych as president was deemed an “impressive display” of democracy by the Organization for Security and Cooperation in Europe, the West soured on the Party of Regions politician when he abandoned a 2013 economic cooperation agreement with the EU. Massive violent protests followed, forcing Yanukovych to flee. The US’ hand in the unrest was confirmed in a leaked phone call between then-assistant US Secretary of State Victoria Nuland and US ambassador to Ukraine Geoffrey Pyatt in which they appeared to be plotting to overthrow Yanukovych and install Arseniy Yatsenyuk – who indeed briefly became Prime Minister following Yanukovych’s ouster.

Musk also replied approvingly to a previous post by Kanekoa that featured a video clip of All In podcast host David Sacks claiming that the US “courted” the Ukraine conflict. The video likened Nuland to former Biden administration medical adviser Anthony Fauci, a frequent target of Musk’s ire.“The same way that Fauci was supposed to be protecting us from viruses and then funded gain of function research, Victoria Nuland was supposed to be our chief diplomat with respect to Russia and Eastern Europe and what did she do instead? She ginned up this conflict. How? We backed an insurrection in Ukraine in 2014,” Sacks said in the video, which Musk described as an “accurate assessment.”

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“In 1714 Tsar Peter I opened a window on Europe. Russia never closed it. But in 2014 the West did.”

For the First Anniversary: 24 February 2023 (Batiushka)

Four Christmases ago an ex-British ambassador to a certain European country asked me why the excellent relations between the West and Russia of the 1990s (when he was an ‘attache’ in the British Embassy in Moscow) had so regrettably dissolved. I answered him simply: ‘Because the arrogant West spat in Russia’s face’. He had not been expecting that answer and the only reply of the old spy was astounded silence. I maintain its truth.

In 1714 Tsar Peter I opened a window on Europe. Russia never closed it. But in 2014 the West did. The bad news was that Russia was sick for 300 years with an obsession with the setting sun of the Western world, the Abendland, the Evening land, as the Germans rightly have it. The good news is that Russia is recovering from this obsession, because in 2014 it turned eastwards with its other head, to the rising sun. In 2014 Russia turned eastwards because the arrogant West had spat in its face. And, unsurprisingly, it found daybreak in the east much more pleasant than nightfall. Russia very quickly made friends with China, India, Brazil, South Africa and Iran – to name but a few. In fact, Russia very quickly made friends with seven-eighths of the world, where its real friends had been all along.

As President Putin said in his speech of 21 February, Russia is ‘an ancient, independent and quite distinct Civilisation’. Therefore, just because arrogant Europe spat in its face, Russia does not now have to face an identity crisis. It has refound its identity in being what it is, Northern Eurasia. It no longer has to pretend to be only the Western half of itself, it has reclaimed the double-headed eagle which faces both East and West. But this does mean that the rest of Europe has to face an identity crisis. And this is serious. For it. Because, having renounced its Civilisation, it has lost its identity. And because without Russia, Europe cannot survive. Why else did the US try to destroy and substitute for Ukrainian Civilisation? It was in order to cut little Kiev off from its Russian child, who had become much greater than Kiev, just as it tried to cut off little Europe from Russia, that had become much greater than it. Why else did the US blow up Nordstream? It was to cut off the small north-western peninsula of Eurasia from the other half of Europe and so from all Eurasia, so as to make it a fully dependent invalid of the US.

As we have said a multitude of times, Russia only ever had three aims in this conflict: the Demilitarisation and Denazification of the territory at present known as the Ukraine and the Liberation of the territory at present known as the Donbass. Demilitarisation. Denazification. Liberation. Three words. It is not the tens of thousands of words of the EU directive on the regulatory height of forklift truck seats. (I used to know the author). What has happened after a year is that through Western foolishness the territory to be demilitarised and denazified, the Ukraine, has had to be expanded, and the territory to be liberated, the Donbass, has had to be expanded. As a result of ever-escalating Western aggression and its supply of ‘long-range weapons’, Russia has now had to go further ‘to repel the menace from our borders’. (I quote from President Putin’s same speech). In other words, the Demilitarisation and Denazification of the Ukraine has become the Demilitarisation and Denazification of all Europe, for Europe has been Ukrainianised. It was its own choice. And the Liberation of the Donbass has become the Liberation of all the Ukraine, for the Ukraine has been Donbassised. It was its own choice.

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“..the so-called ‘Western world’ is just a small part of the international community, about 15% of the planet’s population. A rich, over-satiated but still a minority..”

Russia Confronted With Whole Empire Of Diverse Enemies – Medvedev (TASS)

History repeats itself and Russia is again confronted with an empire of diverse enemies 80 years after the victory in the Battle of Stalingrad, Russia’s Security Council Deputy Chairman Dmitry Medvedev said in an article, Year of Defending Fatherland, published in the National Defense magazine on Saturday.”A year after the start of the special military operation, we celebrated yet another very important date in our history in February 2023: the 80th anniversary of the Soviet people’s victory in the Battle of Stalingrad – the chief battle of the 20th century, after which the final rout of the Hitlerite armies became inevitable,” Medvedev said.

“History repeats itself. We are again confronted actually with a whole empire of diverse enemies: Ukrainian and European Neo-Nazis, the United States, other Anglo-Saxons and their minions (about half a hundred of countries),” he said. The enemies have set the task of wiping Russia off from the face of the earth but their attempts will fail, the security official stressed.”We are stronger and this is also obvious now. And the so-called ‘Western world’ is just a small part of the international community, about 15% of the planet’s population. A rich, over-satiated but still a minority,” he added.

The past year of the special military operation in Ukraine has taught the Russians many things and consolidated the country’s citizens in the fight against the common enemy and “has finally helped get rid of the illusions about the ‘democratic’ West whose hypocrisy and frenzied Russophobia have gone beyond all thinkable limits,” Medvedev pointed out. What Russia has gained over that year is its firm confidence in its own strength and in its victory, he said.

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100+ years.

Biden Team Has ‘Deeply Rooted Hatred For Russia’ – US Congressman (RT)

Senior officials at the US State Department are attempting to get the country “involved in another world war” with Russia, Arizona Congressman Paul Gosar tweeted on Friday. Gosar, Twitter CEO Elon Musk, and former president Donald Trump, have all named Victoria Nuland as the most dangerous among this group in recent days. Responding to an RT article on Musk accusing Nuland of “pushing this war” in Ukraine, Gosar declared that the billionaire “is correct.” “Both Nuland and Blinken have a deeply rooted irrational hatred of Russia, and they seek to get the US involved in another world war,” he continued. “These are dangerous fools who can get us all killed.”

In a follow-up tweet, Gosar wrote that “as a non-soldier, Nuland is quite willing to endorse violence and war.” The Republican lawmaker then quoted the article, which stated that Nuland had “endorsed regime change in Russia, celebrated the US’ destruction of the Nord Stream pipelines, and called for the indefinite flow of arms into Ukraine.” As assistant secretary of state for European and Eurasian Affairs in 2014, Nuland was largely responsible for orchestrating the pro-Western coup that unseated democratically-elected president Viktor Yanukovich. Nuland traveled to Kiev and promised military aid to the rioters, and was recorded plotting to install a successor to Yanukovich. As Biden’s secretary of state, Blinken has promised to keep weapons flowing into Ukraine “for as long as it takes,” and advised Kiev in December not to seek the kind of negotiated settlement that would liken to a “phony peace.”

Gosar has been a persistent critic of the Biden administration’s Ukraine policy since Russia’s military operation began a year ago on Friday. However, although the Republican Party now controls the House of Representatives, there is little the Arizona congressman can do to change the administration’s course. A significant bipartisan majority supports continued military aid to Ukraine, with only 11 Republicans, Gosar included, sponsoring legislation that would cut funding for Kiev. These Republicans are all allies of former president Donald Trump. In a campaign video released on Tuesday, Trump blamed the situation in Ukraine on Nuland and “others like her” in the Biden administration. Nuland, he said, was “obsessed with pushing Ukraine towards NATO,” adding that the conflict would have “never happened if I was your president.”

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“..giving rise to the theory that the purpose of the Defense Department is to spend a lot of money, and not necessarily to win wars.”

What the America got Wrong (Observer R)

Going forward it seems past time to consider some significant deficiencies that have become evident in the American quest to remain a great or the greatest military power. Many of these elements have been brought forward recently in pubic discussions and are important considerations in terms of weapons and military force.

The US has continued to procure weapons that many critics perceive as not suited for the modern age, or that are simply obsolete. These weapons are generally very expensive and prevent funds from being shifted to better uses. The usual examples are aircraft carriers, stealth fighter planes, littoral combat ships, and so forth. Instead, the US should have switched funding and effort into hypersonic missiles, electronic warfare, air defense systems, and perhaps more advanced submarines. Thus, the US really does have a “missile gap” to contend with. The bad name that air defense got with the “Star Wars” episode under President Reagan delayed work in that area for many years. Now it appears that at least one foreign country, Russia, is considerably ahead of the US in air defense equipment.

In addition, long ago the US set up approximately 800 military bases around the world. These bases were useful in the days of gunboat diplomacy and when US hegemony required extensive preparation for military action anywhere around the globe. Then and now these bases require a lot of manpower and funding to operate, but it is not clear that they serve an essential purpose in this age. Other countries have taken up the chore of fighting pirates and bombing terrorist dens. The US effort could be greatly scaled back.

The US system for developing new weapons and producing weapons has suffered from not “getting the biggest bang for the buck.” It is often pointed out that the US spends on weapons many times what other countries do, but does not seem to get any more or better weapons as a result. Probably the entire system needs to be rethought. One option would be to go back to having the military run some of its own factories, as in the days of armories. Perhaps a bit of government ownership would provide some competition which is sorely lacking now. The politicians even require the military buy weapons it does not want—essentially giving rise to the theory that the purpose of the Defense Department is to spend a lot of money, and not necessarily to win wars.

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“Hallstein had accompanied Hitler in his state visit to Mussolini in Italy and had established the framework of the notorious ‘axe’ Hitler-Mussolini. Later he set up the legal framework for the ‘new European order’, now renamed ‘European Union’..”

Putin’s Collaborators (?) and Distant Echoes of WW2 (Moglia)

‘Collaboration’ is a word of easy etymological determination. It derives from Latin, meaning ‘to work together’. Historically, ‘collaboration’ referred to the medieval meaning of “shared possessions acquired through work by a married couple.” However, in France, during the German occupation in WW2, it assumed the significance of ‘cooperating with the enemy’. And as if to ensure that the new WW2 meaning could not be confused with the original, the term ‘collaborator’ was shrunk into the shorter and disparaging-sounding word ‘collabo’. The lexical metamorphosis began on October 24, 1940 when, in the little town of Montoire-sur-le-Loire, a meeting was held at the railway station between Adolf Hitler and Marshall Petain, president of France. A historical photo shows Petain shaking Hitler’s hand.

A transcription of the actual conversation is not available, but six days later, Petain, in a radio speech delivered while sitting by his fireplace, gave the French a status report on the situation. It is during this broadcast that he used the term ‘collaboration,’ in a significantly historical paragraph: “It is a matter of honor, in order to maintain French unity, a unity spanning ten centuries – and in the context of a constructive new European Order – that today I have begun on a path of collaboration” (with Germany). One important consideration. As a matter of principle and action, ‘collaboration’ was an integral foundation of Petain’s philosophy, in relation to the ‘new European order’ spoken-of in his radio address.

Meaningfully, Petain’s words ‘new European order’ are omitted from French history texts in schools, referring to that period and event. Why? Because, in the sanctioned interpretation of history, it was/is important to emphasize Petain’s submission (to Germany) rather than collaboration. Which, more objectively, at least in my view, should have been called ‘modus vivendi’ – a sentence whose flavor of neutrality and antiquity, would better represent the condition when people who declared a war on an enemy and lost it, attempt to survive in objectively critical circumstances. Still, given the aftermath of WW2 and the strongly promoted implementation of the European Union, Petain’s ‘new European order’ returned a few years later under a new flag and – we may add – with a vengeance. Ever since, implicitly, explicitly, officially and unofficially the ‘new European order’ has been imposed, not to say forced-upon the seemingly complacent, compliant, beguiled, gullible, undisturbed and unruffled Europeans.

Furthermore, given that the tale of history cannot be told without (often) strategic and convenient omissions, a curious reader may be interested in another remarkably curious piece of news, usually (or strategically) omitted. One important protagonist in the establishment of the current European Union was Walter Hallstein, a jurist most close to Hitler during the regime. Hallstein had accompanied Hitler in his state visit to Mussolini in Italy and had established the framework of the notorious ‘axe’ Hitler-Mussolini. Later he set up the legal framework for the ‘new European order’, now renamed ‘European Union’, including the structure of what would become the ‘Treaty of Rome’ of 1957. Equally, Walter Hallstein became the first president of the CEE Commission (Commission Economique pour l’Europe). In other words he was a pedigreed Nazi, though he successfully managed to hide it.

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“Do you suppose Mr. Zelensky still has the prosecutor’s files in his possession?”

The World Has Enough Trouble (Kunstler)

The USA is falling apart from a combination of mismanagement, malice, and negligence. Our economy is a tottering scaffold of Ponzi schemes. Our institutions are wrecked. The government lies about everything it does. The news industry ratifies all the lying. Our schoolchildren can’t read or add up a column of numbers. Our food is slow-acting poison. Our medical-pharma matrix has just completed the systematic murder and maiming of millions. Our culture has been reduced to a drag queen twerk-fest. Our once-beautiful New World landscape is a demolition derby. Name something that hasn’t been debauched, perverted, degenerated, or flat-out destroyed.

And so, the “Joe Biden” show is busy ginning up nuclear war hysteria because that’s all it has left for manipulating public emotion. The Covid-19 derangement lost its mojo in 2022 and the population has only just begun to grok the all-causes death disaster underway courtesy of Pfizer and Moderna (and the CDC with the FDA). Did you notice, by the way, that the CDC just added those unapproved, still-experimental shots to the childhood vaccine schedule, considered official “guidance” that is followed by virtually every school system in America. Rochelle Walensky did that despite massive evidence that the “vaccines” damage children’s hearts, nervous systems, reproductive systems, and immune systems?

Do you know why Ms. Walensky did that? Because adding the mRNA shots to the childhood schedule supposedly confers permanent immunity from legal liability for the drug companies, even after the current emergency use authorization (EUA) runs out. The catch to that cozy arrangement is if there was any fraud committed on the public in the release and administration of those products, the companies lose their immunity and can be sued until there is nothing left of them but the paperclips. Plus, the executives may be liable for criminal prosecution. Hard time.

One Brook Jackson, a technician involved in the sketchy Pfizer drug trials, and who directly witnessed the procedural violations as they occurred, is currently suing Pfizer under the False Claims Act (31 U.S. Code § 3729) saying that the company defrauded the government. Pfizer’s lawyers have asked the judge to dismiss the case on the grounds, they said in court, that, “We did not defraud the government. We delivered the fraud that the government ordered.” So now, millions of schoolchildren in this land will be subject to compulsory harmful mRNA shots in order to cover the Pharma companies’ multi-billion-dollar asses. Doesn’t that sum up our national predicament nicely? Way to go, Rochelle. Don’t think nobody noticed.

It’s also worth pondering whether we are neck-deep in the Ukraine morass because Volodymyr Zelensky is blackmailing “Joe Biden” over the mysterious Biden Family business operations that took place there directly following the US-orchestrated Maidan revolution that overthrew Ukraine President Viktor Yanukovich in 2014. Remember “The Big Guy’s” earnest efforts to get rid of the Ukrainian state prosecutor who was looking into the affairs of the Burisma gas company that invited Hunter Biden and his associate Devon Archer onto the board of directors. Of all people in Western Civ… these two Americans… with no knowledge of or experience in the natgas industry. Weird, a little bit. Do you suppose Mr. Zelensky still has the prosecutor’s files in his possession?

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“Only a year later, Moscow finally realized that this was not a Special Military Operation, but a full-fledged war.”

From Special Operation To Full-Scale War (Alexander Dugin)

A year has passed since the start of Russian Special Military Operation in Ukraine. It began precisely as a Special Military Operation, it is clear today that Russia has found itself in a full-fledged and difficult war. The war not so much with Ukraine – as a regime, not with a people (hence the demand for political denazification was put forward initially), but first of all with the “collective West”, that is, in fact, with the NATO bloc (except for the special position of Turkey and Hungary, seeking to remain neutral in the conflict – the remaining NATO countries take part in the war on the side of Ukraine one way or another).

This year of war shattered many illusions that all sides of the conflict had. The West, hoping for the effectiveness of an avalanche of sanctions against Russia and its almost complete cut-off from the part of the world economy, politics, and diplomacy controlled by the United States and its allies, did not succeed. The Russian economy has held its own, there have been no internal protests, and Putin’s position has not only not wavered, but has only grown stronger. Russia could not be coerced into stopping military operations, attacking Ukraine’s military-technical infrastructure, or withdrawing decisions to annex new entities. There was no uprising of the oligarchs, whose assets were seized in the West, either. Russia survived, even though the West seriously believed that it would fall.

From the very beginning of the conflict, Russia, realizing that relations with the West were crumbling, made a sharp turn toward non-Western countries – especially China, Iran, Islamic countries, but also India, Latin America and Africa – clearly and contrastingly declaring its determination to build a multipolar world. In part, Russia before tried already to strengthen its sovereignty, but with hesitation, not consistently, constantly returning to attempts to integrate itself into the global West. Now this illusion has finally dissipated, and Moscow simply has no way out but to plunge headlong into building a multipolar world order. It has already achieved certain results, but here we are at the very beginning of the way.

However, in Russia itself, everything did not go the way it was supposed to. Apparently, the plan was not to wait for Ukraine to attack Donbass and then Crimea, which was being prepared during the Minsk agreements with the active support of the globalist elites of the West – Soros, Nuland, Biden himself and his cabinet – but to strike a swift and deadly preemptive blow against Ukraine, rush to besiege Kiev and force Zelensky’s regime to capitulate. After that, Moscow planned to bring a moderate politician (someone like Medvedchuk) to power, and begin to restore relations with the West (as it happened after the reunification with Crimea). No significant economic, political, or social reforms were planned. Everything was supposed to remain exactly as before.

However, it all went very wrong. After the first real successes, huge miscalculations in the strategic planning of the entire operation became apparent. The peaceful mood of the army, the elite, and society, unprepared for a serious confrontation – neither with the Ukrainian regime, nor with the collective West – had its impact on the development of the situation. The offensive stalled, encountering desperate and fierce resistance from an adversary with unprecedented support from the NATO military machine. The Kremlin probably did not take into account either the psychological readiness of the Ukrainian Nazis to fight to the last Ukrainian, or the scale of Western military aid.

In addition, we did not take into account the effects of eight years of intensive propaganda, which forcibly inculcated Russophobia and extreme hysterical nationalism in Ukrainian society day in and day out. While in 2014, the overwhelming majority of eastern Ukraine (Novorossiya) and half of Central Ukraine were positively disposed toward Russia, although not as radically as residents of Crimea and Donbass, in 2022 this balance has changed. The level of hatred toward Russians has significantly increased, and pro-Russian sympathies have been violently suppressed, often through direct repression, violence, torture and beatings. In any case, Moscow’s active supporters in Ukraine became passive and intimidated, while those who hesitated before sided finally with Ukrainian neo-Nazism, encouraged in every possible way by the West (I think for purely pragmatic and geopolitical purposes). Only a year later, Moscow finally realized that this was not a Special Military Operation, but a full-fledged war.

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“I am planning to meet with Xi Jinping,” Zelensky said without saying when or where. “This will be important for world security.”

Ukraine Sees Some Value In Chinese Peace Plan (Le Monde)

Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelensky on Friday, February 24, gave credit to a 12-point peace plan put forward by China as the war between Russia and his country entered a second year, adding Beijing’s interest was “not bad” and might be useful in isolating Moscow. “Our task is to gather everyone to isolate the one,” Zelensky told reporters during a news conference marking the first anniversary of the Russian invasion. “China has shown its thoughts. I believe that the fact that China started talking about Ukraine is not bad. But the question is what follows the words. The question is in the steps and where they will lead to,” Zelensky said, adding he was planning to meet with Chinese President Xi Jinping. “I am planning to meet with Xi Jinping,” Zelensky said without saying when or where. “This will be important for world security.”

China called for a cease-fire and peace talks between Ukraine and Russia in a vaguely worded proposal released on Friday that analysts said was unlikely to deliver results. Beijing claims to have a neutral stance in the war that began a year ago but has also said it has a “no limits friendship” with Russia and has refused to criticize Moscow’s invasion of Ukraine or even refer to it as an invasion. It has accused the West of provoking the conflict and “fanning the flames” by providing Ukraine with defensive arms. Zelensky said there were points in the Chinese proposals that he agreed with and “those that we don’t.” He also said he was doing “everything possible” to prevent China from arming Russia. “I really want to believe that China will not supply weapons to the Russian Federation… It is point number one,” Zelensky said. He also said that he wanted to “believe that China will be on the side of the just world, which means, on our side.”

Russia’s Foreign Ministry also welcomed China’s peace plan and said it remains open to political and diplomatic efforts. The plan released by China’s Foreign Ministry mainly reiterated long-held positions. It calls for the “sovereignty, independence and territorial integrity of all countries” to be respected but does not say what will happen to the territory Russia has occupied since the invasion. It also calls for an end to “unilateral” sanctions on Russia, indirectly criticizes the expansion of the NATO alliance and condemns threats of nuclear force. Speaking after China issued the paper, but without referring to it, Zhanna Leshchynska with the Ukrainian embassy in Beijing said her country does not want peace at any price. We will not agree to anything that keeps Ukrainian territories occupied and puts our people at the aggressor’s mercy,” Leshchynska told a gathering at the European Union mission to China.

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“..recognition of the new territorial realities that have developed as a result of the people’s right to self-determination, the demilitarization and denazification of Ukraine, as well as the elimination of all threats emanating from its territory.”

Russia Comments On China’s Ukraine Roadmap (RT)

China sincerely wants a diplomatic solution to the conflict, but the main obstacles to peace are the Ukrainian leadership and its backers in the West, the Russian Foreign Ministry said on Friday. “We highly appreciate the sincere desire of our Chinese friends to contribute to the settlement of the conflict in Ukraine by peaceful means,” ministry spokeswoman Maria Zakharova said in a statement, commenting on China’s 12-point “roadmap” for peacefully ending the hostilities. Moscow shares Beijing’s position that any sanctions not authorized by the UN Security Council are “illegitimate” and “a crude instrument of unfair competition and economic warfare.”

The two countries also agree on the UN Charter, the norms of international law, and the principle of the indivisibility of security. Those considerations informed Russia’s proposals for security guarantees, made to the US and NATO in December 2021 – proposals which the West rejected, Zakharova noted. When it comes to Ukraine, “Russia is open to achieving its goals through political and diplomatic means,” Zakharova said, laying out the criteria for a “comprehensive, just and sustainable peace.” “This involves the West ending the supply of weapons and mercenaries to Ukraine, the end of hostilities, the return of Ukraine to a neutral non-aligned status, recognition of the new territorial realities that have developed as a result of the people’s right to self-determination, the demilitarization and denazification of Ukraine, as well as the elimination of all threats emanating from its territory.”

All citizens of Ukraine, including Russian-speakers and ethnic minorities, should be guaranteed their inalienable rights, and Kiev must end “all illegal restrictive measures and politicized lawsuits,” Zakharova added. According to the Russian Foreign Ministry, the main obstacle to peace is currently the Ukrainian ban on negotiating with Russian President Vladimir Putin, enacted by the government in Kiev at the end of September 2022. The insistence of Ukrainian leader Vladimir Zelensky on withdrawing Russian armed forces “from our new territories – Donbass, Crimea, Zaporozhye and Kherson,” testifies “to what extent official Kiev is detached from reality,” Zakharova said.

She also noted that the Ukrainian government stopped the peace negotiations with Russia, which Kiev had initiated, in April 2022. According to pro-government media in Ukraine, that decision was made after Boris Johnson – who was the British prime minister at the time – visited Kiev and said the West was unwilling to make peace with Russia. NATO and the EU have rejected the Chinese proposal out of hand, saying Beijing had “no credibility” when it came to Ukraine, because it did not join them in denouncing Moscow.

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No, we are not involved..

UK Sets Up Secret Task Force To Purchase Ammunition For Ukraine (RT)

The UK Ministry of Defense has established a secret task force to purchase ammunition for Ukraine, especially Soviet-made weapons, American media reported, citing documents it obtained and people familiar with the matter, Report informs referring to Sputnik International. The task force is mainly focused on obtaining Soviet-style ammunition through third countries and brokers, according to the report. The US has also financed such deals, the report said. Such deals, however, became harder in recent months as suppliers began running out of stock, the newspaper said. Last June, London reportedly struck a deal to buy 40,000 Pakistani-origin artillery shells and rockets made by the government-owned Pakistan Ordnance Factories.


Under the agreement, the UK would pay a Romanian broker to buy the weapons, which would be transferred from Pakistan to the UK, with no mention of Ukraine, according to the newspaper. The deal was not realized because the Pakistani supplier was unable to deliver the ammunition, the report cited Marius Rosu, the head of exports at Romanian broker Romtehnica, as saying. Rosu noted that his company does not provide weapons directly to Ukraine. However, purchasers may obtain them from Romtehnica and later send them to Ukraine.

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“So if you see spike protein on its own, that means it’s vaccine; if you see spike protein and nucleocapsid protein, that means it’s natural viral infection..”

Hard Evidence in New Study: Brain, Heart Damage Caused by mRNA Vaccine

Scientists in Germany have found that mRNA vaccination, not COVID-19 infection itself, caused brain and heart damage in an older adult with underlying conditions. This study was published in October 2022 in the journal Vaccines: “A Case Report: Multifocal Necrotizing Encephalitis and Myocarditis after BNT162b2 mRNA Vaccination against COVID-19.” It examined the situation of a 76-year-old German man with Parkinson’s disease. The patient died three weeks after receiving his third COVID-19 injection. The first vaccine he received in May of 2021 was the Oxford/AstraZeneca vaccine. That was followed by two more injections in July and then December of the same year. His two subsequent vaccines were both made by Pfizer. After the second vaccine, the patient’s family noticed marked changes in his behavior. He started experiencing more anxiety, became more lethargic, and did not want to be touched. He became withdrawn, even from close family members, and the symptoms of his pre-existing Parkinson’s disease worsened considerably.

Given the ambiguous clinical symptoms prior to his death, his family requested an autopsy. [..] As a former vaccine developer with a Ph.D. in molecular genetics, Joe Wang has questioned the design of these vaccines. At the same time, however, this vaccine design makes it easy to distinguish pathology caused by infection by the virus versus pathology caused by the vaccine. “So if you see spike protein on its own, that means it’s vaccine; if you see spike protein and nucleocapsid protein, that means it’s natural viral infection. That’s the difference between the two,” Campbell explained. In order to conduct an autopsy to determine the cause of death in the 76-year-old Parkinson’s disease patient, researchers processed tissues in his body with formalin, cut them into sections, and stained them with hematoxylin and eosin in order to examine them.

Cancer cells

They compared their samples with controls, both of the cultured cells from SARS-CoV-2 positive COVID-19 patients (that contained both the spike protein and the nucleocapsid), and cultured cells that contained vaccine-induced spike protein expression but no nucleocapsid protein. The autopsy uncovered inflammation in both the brain and the heart. The patient experienced acute brain damage that was unrelated to his Parkinson’s disease diagnosis. There were patches of degeneration and inflammation in the front of his brain and his brain further contained three kinds of pathological findings: neuronal death (dead nerve cells), microglial infiltration (defense cells in the brain), and lymphocytes, which are associated with viral infection.


They found spike protein in the frontal lobe of the brain, as well as in other sections of the brain. But there was no nucleocapsid protein present. They found myocarditis–that is, swelling—in the heart. It was clear from the autopsy that the myocarditis was not caused by natural infection but, instead, by vaccine-induced spike proteins.

Thorp

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“..many politicians and pundits are using this false constitutional claim to defend potentially unconstitutional actions by the government..”

Yes, Hate Speech Is Constitutionally Protected (Turley)

Author Salman Rushdie, still recovering from the latest assassination attempt, once said freedom of speech must include “the freedom to offend” or “it ceases to exist.” Rushdie has risked his very life to support that principle after being put under a death threat by Iran’s then-Supreme Leader Ayatollah Ruhollah Khomeini in 1989 for allegedly insulting Islam. Recently, when Secretary of State Antony Blinken responded to the attack on Rushdie, he notably attacked the role of hate speech as one of “the pernicious forces that seek to undermine these rights.” It was a curious spin. Rushdie has fought limitations on speech and was himself accused of a type of hate speech toward Islam. Due to his alleged blasphemy, his accusers declared not just his right to speech but his right to life as forfeit.

The use of Rushdie to further calls to curtail hate speech may be bizarre but it is not surprising. There is a concerted effort by the Biden administration and many Democrats to censor anything deemed hateful on the internet and social media. That was evident at the start of a recent House hearing on the government’s role in censoring citizens on social media. As one of the witnesses, I was taken aback by the opening statement of the committee’s ranking Democrat, Del. Stacey Plaskett (D-V.I.). Besides opposing an investigation into the role of the FBI and other agencies in such censorship, Plaskett declared that “I hope that [all members] recognize that there is speech that is not constitutionally protected,” and then referenced hate speech as an example.

Hate speech is indeed a scourge in our nation, but it is also protected under our Constitution. Yet many politicians and pundits are using this false constitutional claim to defend potentially unconstitutional actions by the government. Recently, Sen. Ben Cardin (D-Md.), who is a lawyer, said that “if you espouse hate … you’re not protected under the First Amendment.” Former Democratic presidential candidate Howard Dean declared the identical position: “Hate speech is not protected by the First Amendment.” Even some dictionaries now espouse this false premise, defining “hate speech” as “Speech not protected by the First Amendment, because it is intended to foster hatred against individuals or groups based on race, religion, gender, sexual preference, place of national origin, or other improper classification.”

It is not an argument that improves with repetition. Yet, there have been calls to ban hate speech for years. Even former journalist and Obama State Department official Richard Stengel has insisted that while “the First Amendment protects the ‘thought that we hate’ … it should not protect hateful speech that can cause violence by one group against another. In an age when everyone has a megaphone, that seems like a design flaw.” Actually, It is not a design flaw but the very essence of the Framers’ design. The First Amendment does not distinguish between types of speech, clearly stating: “Congress shall make no law respecting an establishment of religion, or prohibiting the free exercise thereof; or abridging the freedom of speech, or of the press; or the right of the people peaceably to assemble, and to petition the government for a redress of grievances.”

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    W.H. Bartlett and J. Appleton The port of Beirut 1838   • Western Leaders Privately Say Ukraine Can’t Win the War (Lauria) • Fewer Americans Thin
    [See the full post at: Debt Rattle February 26 2023]

    #129935
    V. Arnold
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    I hope this signifiesyou are feeling better Ilargi…
    If so…happy days and cheers to you…

    #129936
    userzeroid
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    #129937
    Germ
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    ? = 18

    Glad you’re back RIM!

    #129938
    Germ
    Participant

    Here it comes, right on time!
    Roll up your sleeves, suckers!

    Lateral flow tests being prepared for UK outbreaks of avian flu

    https://www.theguardian.com/world/2023/feb/26/lateral-flow-tests-being-prepared-for-outbreaks-of-avian-flu

    Just imagine how all those wrecked immune systems are going to (not)react!

    TVASF

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    Germ
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    TVASF

    #129940
    aspnaz
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    Western leaders privately told Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelensky that Ukraine can not win the war against Russia and that it should begin peace talks with Moscow this year in exchange for closer ties with NATO.

    So the News is that western leaders are having to face reality? Kind of sad. Does Pfizer have a jab for western leaders, to fix them?

    #129941
    userzeroid
    Participant

    12=156
    11=132

    #129942
    Germ
    Participant

    Increased adverse events following third dose of BNT162b2/Pfizer vaccine in those with previous COVID-19, but not with concurrent influenza vaccine

    “Prior studies suggest that adverse events (AEs) following doses one and two of BNT162b2/Pfizer vaccine are worse in those with a prior history of COVID-19.

    “For all doses of BNT162b2/Pfizer vaccine there was a cluster of systemic AEs that were consistently worse in HCWs with a prior history of COVID-19.

    https://journals.plos.org/globalpublichealth/article?id=10.1371/journal.pgph.0001053

    Recovered from Covid and remaining unvaxxed affords the best level of future protection.
    Recovered from Covid and then getting vaxxed is a fools errand.

    TVASF

    #129943
    aubanel
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    3=12

    #129944
    aspnaz
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    “The Chinese have, from the beginning, politically, and I think militarily, had Russia’s back,” Bolton explained. “And the concomitant other side of that is that if China, for example, were to try to attack Taiwan, or throw a blockade around it, they would expect Russia to have their back.”

    Looks like Bolton is in CYA mode, trying to explain why his, or his colleagues, guaranteed victory in Ukraine has turned into a shit fest. He is not talking to us, he is talking to his owners who obviously no longer want to talk to him, hence the involvement of the press. How the mental have fallen, let’s face it, Bolton was always a paid retard, paid to be the retard in government.

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    userzeroid
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    https://coquindechien.substack.com/p/another-innocent-child-died-of-stroke

    See if you can you spot the death certificate that matches the vaccination certificate in this substack article. It’s not difficult. I think that statistically this 12 year old would be classified as “unvaccinated” based on the squewed metrics that Pfi$€£ have implemented with world governments through VAERS.

    How horrific. Poor innocent kid. When does it stop?

    Ditto Ukraine. I’ve already seen enough footage of yoing soldiers meeting their death to last a lifetime.

    I propose we hold our western pro-Ukraine leaders to be forced to see the documented evidence of the casualties of war until they squirm. Then ask them again if they really want war with Russia. If so, they go to the front line. Take as many weapons with you as you want. And don’t come back until the war is over and there is a clear winner.

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    Dr. D
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    BBC: maybe we should try to draw a conclusion. If that map is correct, what we have is most probably a CURRENCY problem? Like we saw in Miss Trust’s F.M.? That would make sense for several reasons, and there’s no reason to believe it would be reported on. Look at the U.S. and August 2019. Morgan was starting the meltdown for 30-60 days “and then a miracle happened.”

    Ukraine, before and after: It reminds me of the year-end wrap up of Slavia Ukraine (the latest thing) from Esquire. It was “there are thousands and thousands of foreign fighters in Ukraine.” Okay thanks. Here’s what I learned from that long article and why I didn’t forward it: there is no information in it. Here you have a war, an active war zone, fascinating people, vets, war reporters pop up from all over the world, like Hemingway in Paris. Yet they can’t find a single good or interesting story? Esquire? It’s just “Here’s a guy with a name, he did and said stuff.” Greeeeaaaaaat. That’s because of what I said last week: the truth is very granular and specific, it has endless facts and elements that makes quotes, events, and interest. Lies are very hazy and non-granular, all evocative and emotive. That’s why btw English is such a fabulous language to lie in: it has both, a two-track language, (Saxon + Latin) or even three (borrowed words). The world’s top liars.

    If the news story suddenly lacks facts, specifics, you can be pretty sure it’s a lie because it’s actually harder to fabricate sentences with no words in them, no nouns and verbs.

    SNL doesn’t boost me up. Reminds me of the now-universal article form “Why WE feel/Do/Say these things.”How WE grew up with ‘memberberries.” etc. Who is this “WE” stuff? Who ARE you people, as bizarre and twisted wrecks of former humanity as Effie Trinket
    Weirdo

    P.S. “WE” are also “obsessed” with everything.” ‘Cause that’s both totally true and also healthy ‘n stuff. When I eat grilled cheese because I don’t throw up at it, I’m “obsessed” with it. When I watch more than 10 minutes of something on TV, it’s an “obsession.” Naturally Deadly Sins like this are all big, positive things. MOAR. 10 out of 10: would sin again!

    They are literal crazy people. And part of the crazy is they think they’re “We”.

    And no one believes they will be able to retrieve Crimea.’ French President Emmanuel Macron”

    Interview yesterday following re-floating the “Blinken Plan”. When when you hear the words of course means: hahahahahahahaha! Blinken! Whew. But the real joke is his plan says: 1) Ukraine will stage a successful mega-counter attack in order to get good negotiations. 2) They will then freeze the DMZ, not conceding any territory at all. 3) Continue to shell and claim Crimea and 4) Re-arm Ukraine to the teeth with every one of NATOs latest weapons.

    5) of course, Russia just signs up and allows them to do all these things and says “thank you sir”.

    There is so much wrong I can’t even count: first, if the attack is successful why wouldn’t they keep going? If it isn’t, why wouldn’t Russia keep going? But the basic one: WHY would Russia ever do this? Ever ever? To the contrary, Blinken REQUIRES Russia to keep going and occupy Ukraine as the only stated alternative is to RE-ARM UKRAINE AGAIN, and more, so much, much more than 2014-2022. How about NO?

    Blinken. Hhahahahahhehehehehahaha! He’s funnier than Milley!

    And people think Kamala is an idiot. Have they SEEN Blinken? Harris sniffs only half the glue he does.

    Okay, enough mockery, what does this mean? Blinken has required Russia to fight without ceasing and take more Ukraine, perhaps all of it. Thanks Blinken.

    Meanwhile, his dumb-ss comments have made CHINA de-facto declare war, or at least present the long-held legal justification for one when it inevitably breaks out because he’s such a retard. And a war-mongering sycophant. This is like, and probably on the same timeline as, the U.S. presenting its case for Iraq to the U.N. Security Council – back when we used to bother with that sort of thing. So start clocking the months.

    Since we don’t have a single bullet for a one-front war, I’m quite sure we’ll win a TWO front war, against the world’s largest country and factory, dwarfing us probably by a factor of three, but adding a 5,000mi supply chain for good measure.

    ““It has become a feature of Western commentary on China to say that its rise is a concern and a threat.”
    • Anti-China Rhetoric Is Off the Charts in Western Media (Nair) “

    Like Covid, Ukraine, GwoT, and everything else their mouths have ever spoken for 35 years. Where were you in 1994 with “That Sucking Sound”? Where were you in 2000 when Bill signed all tariff and power away to China with Most Favored Nation status, right after handing them Scandia Labs? Where were you with “The China Virus” and “Russia isn’t our greatest enemy, China is”?

    That’s right: totally, totally wrong. Completely derelict of duty and of reason. While the DUMBEST person mopping KFC in Fargo North Dakota got it right.

    But “I support the latest thing.” Which is now – spins wheel – China! Yeah! Don’t you DARE pick on them for Covid, following our 100-year habit of naming viruses by location. But! They’re the people we need to kill today! They hates us for our FREEDOM! …The irony being that the PEOPLE don’t believe this. Only the LEADERS do, but they haven’t cared what we say for 30 years since we’re not a Democracy. It died in darkness, replaced with Bezos and WaPo. The PEOPLE know this – outside of 5 remaining pockets like D.C. and Williamsburg. It’s only the elites and their minions who are sniffing their own farts and think they need to convince us, they’re getting one over on us. They’re not. They’re just “high on their own supply.” Like really, really high.
    Bush

    Good job, Brownie.

    As Dore would say: “Yeah I remember when China shut off our health care during a pandemic. I remember when China made us take out $1 Trillion dollars in student loans. I remember when China made us spend $3 Trillion invading Iraq.” etc ChinaChinaChina.

    Yes, China is a threat, but they’re nowhere near the threat Biden is. If we did half the things a normal nation would do in not destroying ourselves, China wouldn’t be a threat at all.

    “Gosar, Twitter CEO Elon Musk, and former president Donald Trump, have all named Victoria Nuland as the most dangerous among this group”

    Okay: Who gives her her power? Because otherwise she’s just a housewife and a nobody like U. be Lyin’. Doesn’t it strike everybody that the third undersecretary of paper clips doesn’t usually run the president in a Third World War? Who has the kind of power that can clear the way, remove (murder) every obstacle and make that happen?

    On the flip side, they ALL need to be exposed, with their plans, so if I were the good guys, I’d give her everything and say “never stop talking.” Like Schwab, she is comedy gold, straight out of Austen Powers.

    NATO: what is THEIR country doing near OUR military bases?

    And you missed a spot: Switzerland, Austria, Sweden, and Finland are NATO and no longer neutral.

    “new European Order”

    As the Tao te Ching, we can only see that ALL centralization is bad, and all distribution of power is good. “the fewer the laws, the more moral the people”. Does that not tend to be true? And these are merely more examples of it?

    ““Only a year later, Moscow finally realized that this was not a Special Military Operation, but a full-fledged war.”

    Duh. Doubt it. If Moscow thought for a second it was only Ukraine why are 9/10ths of their troops still back home? It’s exactly BECAUSE they are fighting all NATO and knew it – not from 2022, but before 2014 – that they took this approach. Nor is it controversial: EVERYONE said so EVERYWHERE, out loud. Nuland especially. “We are fighting Russia to weaken her and break her apart” over and over all the way back to Brzezinski in 1979. Jesus man, nobody learns that slow. I can take a hint.

    Then Nuland and Blinken take a break from sniffing glue and are STUNNED — Shocked I tell you! – that somehow Russia was previously aware of their plans and didn’t accommodate them. Trump must have told them! It’s the only explanation! Because otherwise we are BRILLIANT! I. Can’t. Even.

    Putin knew all this, so he had to start slowly, let it happen, and let the Russian people come to terms what he already knew. Europe hates Russia and will kill Every. Single. Russian. Forever, if allowed. They are mind-bendingly insane, blood-gore-and-guts-veins-in-their-teeth insane, and not to be emulated. Or even parleyed with. Putin knew this for 10, 20 years? But his people didn’t. Now they do and PUTIN is the straggler as RUSSIA demands he attack and end the war with Europe and NATO.

    You see, the “Great Awakening” is the whole shebang. If you KNOW there’s a conman, how are you conned? Just like here and Ohio.

    “ • Yes, Hate Speech Is Constitutionally Protected (Turley)”

    Uhhh, yes? Because, first problem: what is “hate speech”? Speech I don’t like? Who would define it? “Hate” is an emotion. Are we outlawing emotions here, or just opinions? YOUR opinions. My opinion to hate YOU is pure love really.

    “Rushdie has risked his very life after being put under a death threat for allegedly insulting Islam.”

    See what I mean? Who decides? Trump? Hillary? Yoel Roth? Ayatollah Khomeini?

    Oh and P.S. since EVERY government official was using their official power to shut down EVERY Right or Anti-war speaker, when can we expect mass civil rights prosecutions?

    “Congressman forwarded lists of hundreds for Twitter to ban”.

    “Shanghai Cooperation”

    Thanks to Britain, Asia is finally uniting. Thanks, Britain!

    “NY City pic”

    That’s the real virus and spike protein.

    Yes, but if CO2 LAGS, then you have two choices. Option one: CO2 is not a driver of Global Warming. Because you’re erasing the body of data that gave/supported that idea that the two were ever connected to begin with. That means Two: if so then this is the FIRST time in all geologic history we have to learn from. However, the experiment is only roughly halfway and therefore we have exactly zero data as to how this event ends. That is, the event that WILL give us the data, in the far FUTURE. We have no data.

    So either the data says CO2 does not cause warming, OR we have no data that CO2 is related to warming…yet. That data will be available in 40-100 years, noting however, for the first 30 years of their data, their every prediction has been a near-total failure. Which is it? Either is fine for me.

    Again, I’m on this because like jb-hb, I was raped by their bad, fake, lying science. For years. They damaged years of my life and therefore my prosperity, my relationships with other people. Now it’s the same thing. When we point out 4-6 specific data points, the mind just moves around them like they’re not there. It would end the emotion, that is, the panic, the ‘mission’, the religious intensity. Who wants that? We NEED the emotion, the purpose, the intensity. I can’t let mere truth steal that away from me.

    You ever see the “Gorilla Experiment”? How many times players pass the ball:
    Go-rilla

    Except in this AGW case, it’s like 10 gorillas and one player. You have to work very, very hard not to address the 6 specific objections and contradictions to AGW CO2. Like above: we either have NOT data, or NO data. Take your pick. Take a breath and set aside emotion for just 90 seconds. There no spoon. 1) Everything they’ve said is a lie, as you yourself confer. 2) They have said another sentence. Are they lying?

    #129947
    Michael Reid
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    Pandemic Post Mortem: The Truth Vs. The Narrative with Dr. Robert Malone

    #129949
    zerosum
    Participant

    “You Are My Sunshine” – Johnny Cash
    “I Remember It Well” – Maurice Chevalier
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    Lock in the votes.
    Tell lies

    Don’t spare the expenses
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    Airlift 8 X 60t of tanks.

    Don’t forget the 1.5 million Ukrainian Canadians and the all-powerful Ukrainian Canadian Congress. They control the politicians in Ottawa and Canada’s mainstream news media.
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    https://www.azerbaycan24 .com/en/fewer-americans-perceive-that-ukraine-is-winning-poll/

    “unwavering” support for Ukraine’s defense, pledging to continue backing the former Soviet republic “as long as it takes.” The US and its NATO allies also have declared that Ukraine will win, and must win, to preserve the “rules-based international order.” However, critics of US foreign policy have argued that Ukraine’s battlefield successes have been greatly exaggerated, and US Chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff Mark Milley said last week that the conflict will need to end in a negotiated settlement because neither side can likely achieve victory on the battlefield.
    ————–
    https://thediplomat .com/2023/02/anti-china-rhetoric-is-off-the-charts-in-western-media/

    Anti-China Rhetoric Is Off the Charts in Western Media
    The mass hysteria reflects the biases inherent in the world’s most powerful media outlets.

    By Chandran Nair
    February 21, 2023
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    • What the America got Wrong (Observer R)

    The US has continued to procure weapons that many critics perceive as not suited for the modern age, or that are simply obsolete.

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    The World Has Enough Trouble

    The World Has Enough Trouble
    If you think about it at all, can you come up with any good reasons why our country has involved itself in the Ukraine war? To defend democracy, many say? An emptier platitude does not exist in the vast slippery lexicon of spin. To thwart Russia’s imperial overreach? You apparently have no clue about Ukraine’s history, ancient or modern.

    It’s also worth pondering whether we are neck-deep in the Ukraine morass because Volodymyr Zelensky is blackmailing “Joe Biden” over the mysterious Biden Family business operations that took place there directly following the US-orchestrated Maidan revolution that overthrew Ukraine President Viktor Yanukovich in 2014. R It’s also worth pondering whether we are neck-deep in the Ukraine morass because Volodymyr Zelensky is blackmailing “Joe Biden” over the mysterious Biden Family business operations that took place there directly following the US-orchestrated Maidan revolution that overthrew Ukraine President Viktor Yanukovich in 2014.

    None of the NATO countries with a stake in the North Streams have made a peep so far about the shocking disclosure. Which may lead a casual observer to ask whether Western Civ has gone plumb insane. Maybe so, in which, case perhaps, it deserves to suffer. After a while — not such a long while, either — modern life will be but a memory in northern Europe.
    555 RESPONSES TO “THE WORLD HAS ENOUGH TROUBLE”

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    https://english.almayadeen .net/articles/analysis/from-special-operation-to-full-scale-war
    From special operation to full-scale war
    Alexander Dugin
    Source: Al Mayadeen English
    24 Feb 22:53
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    The west coast is under a blanket of snow.

    #129950
    Oroboros
    Participant

    Cookies Nuland spotted in public bringing her broom to the repair shop

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    #129951
    Oroboros
    Participant

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    #129952
    Oroboros
    Participant

    The Empire of Lies is spreading it’s poison to the young

    Not only has it poisoned their bodies with Spike Protein

    It has poisons their minds with Lies so deep in a Labyrinth they will never see the Light of Day.

    They have to wear the Lies like a covid face mask, like another useless dishonest absurd gesture for Non-Reality.

    “Folly is a child of power”

    ― Barbara W. Tuchman

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    #129954
    D Benton Smith
    Participant

    It’s not a math test. It’s a psychology test.

    Step #1 of the psychological test is to find out if the observer of the presented chart of symbols assumes the presentation to be an invitation (or instruction) to do something with it other than just SEE it. This self-imposed and somewhat voluntary presumption (or the absence of such a presumption) reveals a lot about the observer.

    Step #2 of the psychological test would apply only to the sub-set of observers who assumed (without any explicit request that they do so) that the they were meant to deduce an implied (but not explicitly stated) instruction to “solve” the implied (but not explicitly stated) math problem. How the observer proceeds from that point forward in first delusionally imagining what the problem might be, and then solving that imagined delusional problem, also tells you a lot about the observer’s psychological profile.

    Step #3 (and the least important, so far) of the psychological test consists of evaluating how well the observer solved their math problem that they just imagined for themselves. In other words, how good are they with math. A lot of people think that “good with math” also means “smart”, but in all of these many years still can’t pin down what “smart” really means.

    Step#4 (and this one is REALLY tricky) is to if the observer catches (or misses) the subtle fact that the last equation (“3 = ?”) is sequentially numerically discontinuous from the pattern established in the first four equations ( that is, the initial sequence of 9,7,8,6, inexplicably jumps to 3, thereby destroying the implied formula suggested in those first four line items). One could of course supply the possibly missing equation lines for 5 and 4, but that merely brings us back to delusional assumption that we are “meant” to do anything at all. Nevertheless, I find it remarkable that the designer of the math test meme inserted a little “test lie” into the middle of it. Interesting.

    Anyhow, and like I said before, it ain’t a math test. Its a psych-profiling test, and I’m pretty sure I flunked.

    #129955
    Maxwell Quest
    Participant

    ? = 12

    #129956
    Maxwell Quest
    Participant

    I’m a mediocre mathematician, but pretty good at pattern recognition. When I looked at the table I noticed that the result was a multiple of the number and its increment: x(x+1).

    #129957
    D Benton Smith
    Participant

    The implications of the use of body doubles (as in REALLY doing it, at the TOP of the power elite food chain) has ramifications that will rock the world. Check out
    https://www.zerohedge.com/geopolitical/watch-polish-media-accidentally-captures-zelenskys-body-double-camera

    This official video footage from the Zelensky/Biden meeting in Poland establishes for the first time (that I am aware of) irrefutable PROOF of the practice, which moves it OUT of tin-foil-hat territory, and very very firmly INTO the category of hard material fact.

    Stop and consider for a moment what it means to the stability of a society when the following scenario becomes not just possible, but commonplace factuality. Now that the official use of body doubles by high ranking persons is established as common fact, it is now reasonably, legally and publicly possible to CHALLENGE whether an important person is indeed actually legally present or if they are actually illegally absent, guilty or not guilty of being in a particular place at a particular time, publicly alive or secretly dead.

    These are wild times, and about to get wilder.

    #129958
    Oroboros
    Participant

    @D Benton Smith

    You already don’t know if someone is the ‘real them’ in public.

    How many ‘celebrities’ do you know personally that you could spot a fake.

    Through the years, I’ve met people who were astonishing dead ringers for friends or relatives. I mean really similar.

    Facial recognition allows you to also find people who are body double material for you or anyone else.

    Deep Fake audio is almost perfect and Deep Fake Video will get there in the not to distant future.

    Perfect for the Empire of Lies to deceive with.

    A gift from Satan himself.

    That’s what we collectively need more of right now, total deception X 1000. (no that’s not a math problem)

    As someone said recently, you could have a Deep Fake video of sweet Emma Watson from Harry Potter fame publicly reading Mein Kampf and finishing the a snappy Seig Heil salute and the majority of Duh-mericans and all of the Woketards would swallow it hook, line and sinker.

    #129959
    phoenixvoice
    Participant

    I am curious what the opinion is of those who comment here regarding a situation my daughter has found herself in. It regards freedom of speech, and when/where it is appropriate to curb it.

    My daughter is a freshman in high school. She has a platonic male friend in her grade; they have been friends for 3 years. She recently ran across his “handle” on Snapchat about a week ago, and added it as a “friend” so she can see what he posts and what others post to him publicly. Apparently, via another app, it is possible to post anonymously to someone’s Snapchat profile. She discovered that male peers are inundating her male friend’s Snapchat profile daily with lurid, sexual comments and signing them with my daughter’s first name. This is a clear form of “sexual harassment,” intended towards her male friend, but also intended towards herself, even though prior to a week ago she wasn’t fully aware of it. (It had already spilled over into the real world, she had known for months that he was being teased about being in a secret relationship with her, but she had no idea of the extent of it — the boys doing this say mild things out loud, but post graphically sexual comments online.)

    When is it appropriate to stop verbal (spoken or written) harassment? When is it not appropriate? When is it appropriate to be anonymous online? When is anonymity online not appropriate? (Obviously, online anonymity is emboldening these boys to express things that they are not comfortable with being publicly attributable to themselves.) Do we have a different rule for minors than we do for adults?

    These are issues as a society that we need to grapple with.

    #129960
    userzeroid
    Participant

    I failed mathematics at school. When I left and started work I found I had to stay employed dealing with money as this is invariably where you begin. Working in a shop, a bar, a restaurant or a company handling money and dealing with customers. This is pre-dumbphone in the early 90’s and pre computer tills. So I had to do arithmetic in my head and make sure all the registers were correct. The float was always correct and I kept my employment going through the next decade bouncing from job-to-job.

    Necessity is the mother of invention.

    Are there any points for creativity in mathematics? I would imagine at the doctorate or PHD level there would be scope for it. I just used to find the dry, correct-or-incorrect aspect of mathematics completely tedious and would rather spend my time flirting with girls in my math class.

    Perhaps (as DBS states) this is a psychological test designed to find out what we know/think/extrapolate about patterns and numbers. If we are compliant to a test paper and answer the question or not.

    69 = 4,830!

    #129961
    Oroboros
    Participant

    And don’t forget ‘Epstein’ suiciding ‘himself’

    #129962
    DarkMatter
    Participant

    According to ChatGPT the answer is ? = -1

    Q: f(9) = 90, f(8) = 72, f(7) = 56, f(6) = 42. What is f(3)?

    A: If we assume that f is a polynomial function of degree 3 (i.e., a cubic function), we can use the given values to find the coefficients of the function and then use that function to determine f(3).

    We can start by assuming that the cubic function has the form:

    f(x) = ax^3 + bx^2 + cx + d

    where a, b, c, and d are constants that we need to determine.

    Using the given values, we can set up a system of four equations with four unknowns:

    f(9) = 90 -> 729a + 81b + 9c + d = 90
    f(8) = 72 -> 512a + 64b + 8c + d = 72
    f(7) = 56 -> 343a + 49b + 7c + d = 56
    f(6) = 42 -> 216a + 36b + 6c + d = 42

    We can solve this system of equations using a variety of methods, such as elimination or substitution. One possible way is to use matrix algebra:

    |729 81 9 1| |a| |90|
    |512 64 8 1| |b| = |72|
    |343 49 7 1| |c| |56|
    |216 36 6 1| |d| |42|

    We can solve this system by inverting the matrix on the left and multiplying it by the column vector on the right:

    |a| |729 81 9 1|-1 |90|
    |b| = |512 64 8 1| |72|
    |c| |343 49 7 1| |56|
    |d| |216 36 6 1| |42|

    Using a calculator or computer program, we can find that the solution is:

    a = -1/9, b = 7/3, c = -11, d = 190

    Therefore, the cubic function that passes through the given points is:

    f(x) = (-1/9)x^3 + (7/3)x^2 – 11x + 190

    Finally, we can evaluate this function at x = 3 to find f(3):

    f(3) = (-1/9)(3)^3 + (7/3)(3)^2 – 11(3) + 190 = -1

    Therefore, if f is a cubic function with the given values, then f(3) = -1.

    Pattern matching, shmatter patching.

    #129963
    D Benton Smith
    Participant

    The last time I looked the world was still doing what it does, so I guess one would consequently have to say that in grand balance the “World Government” (Cabal, “Bad Guys”, whatever) is and always has been a fait accompli.

    The only remaining questions therefore are the same two questions as they have always been, too.

    The two questions are, “Just what, EXACTLY, are the details about that “fact” that was accomplished, and what, PRECISELY and accurately, was “accomplished” by that fact.

    Answer those two simple questions adequately and I think we’re good to go.

    #129964
    userzeroid
    Participant

    @DarkMatter

    What’s that got to do with the price of eggs?!

    Seriously though, that’s some deep s#&t right there. Schooled by algebraic, autistic AI. The New Quants On The Block are in trouble no doubt and wall street never had it easier to hire talent for their al gore rhythms

    #129965
    D Benton Smith
    Participant

    Oh, it’s a psychology test, alright. And a damned good one, judging from the results so far. It’s sure got me hooked.

    #129966
    The Markster
    Participant

    3 × 4 = 12. Cool NYC aerial. Ads are discrete and hope they help. TVASF.

    Batiushka has become a personal favorite, will be going back for missed articles in his now apparently wrapped up run at The Saker, having just learned of so many over the last year that I missed! Thank you for the introduction!

    Hope you are feeling better, Mr. Meijer. Please do take time off for yourself. ☮️

    #129967
    Oroboros
    Participant

    @phoenixvoice

    In my day we had the non-digital equivalent with the bathroom stall walls, both boys and girls bathrooms

    It could get very vivid and descriptive.

    Everyone at some point had to use the bathrooms so nothing went unnoticed.

    Sexually graphic comments with illustrations were the norm.

    With some detective work noting writing style, lack of punctuation, grammar and known gossip channels, the culprits could be tracked down.

    I remember one girl who got slagged via the bathroom walls and her brother and her real boy friend tracked down the culprit and beat the ever-lovin’ shite out of him. A real facestomp. Bathroom graffiti slowed down dramatically for the rest of the school year.

    The problem was dealt with ‘informally’.

    As to the digital equivalent of the bathroom stall wall, you still have to identify the perps and that gets you into the Empire of Lies and ‘laws’ land. Be careful not to mis-identify someone.

    The anonymous parties in your daughter’s case are probably from a small set of characters, unless the High School has five thousand kids in it.

    They could be publicly shamed if they were identified and they eventually will brag about their exploits.

    The Woketards are experts at public shaming, maybe hire them as consultants ;>)

    #129968
    Germ
    Participant

    Woody Harrelson: “The biggest drug cartels in the world get together and buy up all the media…”

    Media:

    #129970

    12
    x(x+1)

    I think Chatty Gaffy is using the new woke math.

    “UK sets up secret task force.”
    “This page intentionally left blank.”
    “This sentence is a lie.”

    #129972
    Oroboros
    Participant

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    Nazilensky Body Double

    Leave it to the Poles to screw the pooch on this matter.

    Also note the guy immediately to the right of the body double behind Pedo Joe. He has the identical beard and hair cut as both the double and Nazilensky.

    A regular hall of mirrors

    Welcome to the Matrix

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    #129975
    jb-hb
    Participant

    Thanks for the James Ingram. You might like this

    #129976
    jb-hb
    Participant

    now that it’s been a year, first thing I think of is that poll that determined those most in favor of “risking nuclear war” with the Ukraine situation were also most injected and pro-injection.

    And that rassmusen poll around the same time that 30% of democrats wanted to place uninjected in camps that …help you concentrate.

    Did they take some weird psychological road that led to the opposite of their Democrat beliefs of the 60’s, 70’s, 80’s, 90’s? Pro corporation, pro war, anti working class, anti free speech, anti color-blind society now. Were they just waiting for the moment to self-indulge while posturing as everything opposite, or did they psychologically turn 180 degrees?

    #129977
    John Day
    Participant

    If you arean 11 year old girl in Ukraine the brownshirts may merely celo-wrap you to a lightpost (shown) If you are a captured Russian soldier, they douse you in gasoline and burn you alive after the celo-wrap.

    The Dark Trend Of Martial Law, Vigilantism and Public Humiliation In Ukraine
    https://www.zerohedge.com/geopolitical/dark-trend-martial-law-vigilantism-and-public-humiliation-ukraine
    Ukrainian girl

    #129979
    Afewknowthetruth
    Participant

    Another sunrise (here). Another step ‘down the staircase’ of energy depletion, environmental degradation, collapse of fiat currencies and institutional decay, with maniacs who claim to be in charge promoting and celebrating the descent into ‘hell’ via endless lies, accompanied by a general populace that runs as fast as possible in the other direction (with hands over their ears) when confronted with truth they don’t want to hear.

    This great unravelling is both exciting and scary -especially when scary items I use on a daily basis stop working, like the electric jug (kettle) that stopped working yesterday morning and the fully charged smartphone that suddenly went blank yesterday evening.

    Obviously, I won’t need such items in the not-too-distant future (5 years? 3 years?) but at this point it is nigh-on-impossible to live in this complex society without a smartphone. The controllers have made it that way.

    I got 3 years out of the secondhand electric jug. Fortunately (planning) I had a spare. But no spare smartphone, which worked for 4 years before crapping out.

    So now I have to find a ‘cheap’ replacement. Unlike electric jugs, there are no supplies of second-hand smartphones.

    Bugger. I was hoping to get out of negative bank balance soon.

    I guess the NATOstan financial-economic system will hold together for a few more months, maybe even a year or so, even though it’s all fake and fraudulent and starting to unravel quite quickly.

    As long as industrial humans can keep sucking oil out of the ground and refining it and using it to deliver petroleum energy to places that don’t have any….

    Here’s a great plan. Why don’t we squander a tonne or two of refined petroleum to carry a tank (with an embedded coal debts of several hundred tonnes) to a battlefield, where it can be used by Russia for target practice? And then do it again. And again. After all, the system is predicated on wasting as much energy and resource as possible in the shortest time possible and generating as much waste as possible. Good for GDP, Global Destruction Paradigm.

    #129980

    Aw, c’mon, man- “Chatty Gaffy” is pretty good euphemism!
    My guy thought the chatbot’s response of attempting to fit it to a cubic equation was cool.

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