Apr 102023
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Europe Must Resist Pressure To Become ‘America’s Followers,’ Says Macron (Pol.eu)
Refugees Or Displaced Persons? (Konrad Rekas)
Pentagon In ‘Panic’ After Intel Leak – WaPo (RT)
CNN: Ukraine Changes Military Plans Due To Leaked Classified Documents (Az.)
Ukraine Will Eventually Reveal ‘Horrible’ Losses – Kiev Ambassador To UK (RT)
NATO To Launch Biggest Air Forces Drill In Its History (RT)
US ‘Open’ To Deploying Troops In Taiwan – Lindsey Graham (RT)
Russia Almost Shot Down British Spy Plane In September 2022 – WaPo (RT)
Yemeni Govt Holds Talks With Saudi Arabia To End 3-Year Civil War (CGTN)
Global Economy Outlook Weakest In Decades – IMF (RT)
Ukraine’s Foreign Reserves Hit Record High (RT)
Psychologist Suspended For 2 Years For Warning About Great Reset and WEF (RAIR)
Elon Musk Refuses To Delete Medvedev’s Post On Twitter (TASS)
Albert Camus on the Denial of Freedom (Tucker)
Accurate Measure of US Temperature Shows No Recent Warming But Is Hidden (DS)
Polish MP Proposes Law To Require Labels On Insect-Containing Foods (ZH)
Mexico’s Plan to Slash Glyphosate Imports Triggers Firestorm in US (CHD)





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“I feel at ease with [Xi], including on substance. There’s a mutual attraction between France and China, a fascination, a friendship, a singular journey.”
– Macron

“NATO is an organization that weakens our defense capabilities, instills the idea that defense is inconceivable without it, thus numbing our sense of national independence. NATO is in fact a deception, a camouflage for the US takeover Europe.”
– Charles de Gaulle

Europe Must Resist Pressure To Become ‘America’s Followers,’ Says Macron (Pol.eu)

Europe must reduce its dependency on the United States and avoid getting dragged into a confrontation between China and the U.S. over Taiwan, French President Emmanuel Macron said in an interview on his plane back from a three-day state visit to China. Speaking with POLITICO and two French journalists after spending around six hours with Chinese President Xi Jinping during his trip, Macron emphasized his pet theory of “strategic autonomy” for Europe, presumably led by France, to become a “third superpower.” He said “the great risk” Europe faces is that it “gets caught up in crises that are not ours, which prevents it from building its strategic autonomy,” while flying from Beijing to Guangzhou, in southern China, aboard COTAM Unité, France’s Air Force One.

Xi Jinping and the Chinese Communist Party have enthusiastically endorsed Macron’s concept of strategic autonomy and Chinese officials constantly refer to it in their dealings with European countries. Party leaders and theorists in Beijing are convinced the West is in decline and China is on the ascendant and that weakening the transatlantic relationship will help accelerate this trend. “The paradox would be that, overcome with panic, we believe we are just America’s followers,” Macron said in the interview. “The question Europeans need to answer … is it in our interest to accelerate [a crisis] on Taiwan? No. The worse thing would be to think that we Europeans must become followers on this topic and take our cue from the U.S. agenda and a Chinese overreaction,” he said.

Just hours after his flight left Guangzhou headed back to Paris, China launched large military exercises around the self-ruled island of Taiwan, which China claims as its territory but the U.S. has promised to arm and defend. [..] Xi responded by saying anyone who thought they could influence Beijing on Taiwan was deluded. Macron appears to agree with that assessment. “Europeans cannot resolve the crisis in Ukraine; how can we credibly say on Taiwan, ‘watch out, if you do something wrong we will be there’? If you really want to increase tensions that’s the way to do it,” he said. “Europe is more willing to accept a world in which China becomes a regional hegemon,” said Yanmei Xie, a geopolitics analyst at Gavekal Dragonomics. “Some of its leaders even believe such a world order may be more advantageous to Europe.”

In his trilateral meeting with Macron and von der Leyen last Thursday in Beijing, Xi Jinping went off script on only two topics — Ukraine and Taiwan — according to someone who was present in the room. “Xi was visibly annoyed for being held responsible for the Ukraine conflict and he downplayed his recent visit to Moscow,” this person said. “He was clearly enraged by the U.S. and very upset over Taiwan, by the Taiwanese president’s transit through the U.S. and [the fact that] foreign policy issues were being raised by Europeans.” In this meeting, Macron and von der Leyen took similar lines on Taiwan, this person said. But Macron subsequently spent more than four hours with the Chinese leader, much of it with only translators present, and his tone was far more conciliatory than von der Leyen’s when speaking with journalists.

Macron also argued that Europe had increased its dependency on the U.S. for weapons and energy and must now focus on boosting European defense industries. He also suggested Europe should reduce its dependence on the “extraterritoriality of the U.S. dollar,” a key policy objective of both Moscow and Beijing. “If the tensions between the two superpowers heat up … we won’t have the time nor the resources to finance our strategic autonomy and we will become vassals,” he said.

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Someone forgot to cancel him…

Speech at the international conference “Security policy challenges for Europe 2023: Ukraine conflict, mass migration, energy supply and current developments”, organized on March 30, 2023 in Vienna by the Vienna Association of Academics and the Center for Geostrategic Studies.

Refugees Or Displaced Persons? (Konrad Rekas)

It is with real sadness that we see our Slavic brothers in the Ukrainians, and we observe the effects of many years of Nazi indoctrination among the newcomers. The state cult of Stepan Bandera , Roman Shukhevych and other Nazi collaborators left a lasting mark on subsequent generations of Ukrainians. A terrible harm has been done to these people by raising them to hate their neighbours, ethnic and religious minorities and all non-cult criminals. Ukraine is an area where de-Nazification is absolutely necessary, and while it is regrettable that it is currently taking place in the form of a fratricidal war, this should not blind us toopening up the neo-Nazi nature of the current Ukrainian state and its authorities .

When we talk about the crimes of the Ukrainian Nazis, we do not mean only the Volhynian Massacre, when during the summer months of 1943 the Banderites murdered almost 200,000 of their Polish, Jewish, Czech, Armenian and even Ukrainian neighbors. The crime of Nazi genocide was both the burnt offering in the Trade Union House in Odessa on May 2, 2014, and the attack by Ukrainian troops on defenseless demonstrators in Donetsk, demanding language rights, on May 26, 2014, and the crimes of Azov and other Ukrainian Nazi-Special Battalions in the Donbass in 2014-2022, and finally, the murders of prisoners and civilians perpetrated every day by the troops of the Kiev junta during the current war.

These are Nazi criminals, and their recruitment camps are masses of Ukrainian immigrants to Europe. No one from the outside controls what content Ukrainian youth is indoctrinated with, just like in Poland, all mentions of the crimes of the Ukrainian Nazis were removed from school curricula “because you shouldn’t annoy the guests”. So, 78 years after the end of World War II, we have a Nazi state in the middle of Europe and we ourselves pay for the upbringing and training of its militarized cadres, and at the same time when the governments of our countries persecute their own citizens for even the slightest sign of patriotism, self-defense or a sense of national dignity .

As Europeans, as patriots of our countries and nations, we face an existential threat. The mass migrations of the Ukrainian population to the territory of the European Union threaten to destabilize at least on a macro-regional scale, involve the disorganization of our economies and confront us with an enemy wrongly considered defeated: Nazism. And it is Nazism additionally accumulated through its alliance with Anglo-Saxon imperialism and the interests of international finance. The question is: can we defend ourselves against this threat?





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“..exposed how the US “spies on friends and foes alike,” the report says, suggesting the files could stir diplomatic unease..”

Pentagon In ‘Panic’ After Intel Leak – WaPo (RT)

A recent leak of classified documents on Washington’s war planning in Ukraine has caused turmoil in the Pentagon, forcing officials to step up security, the Washington Post reported on Saturday, citing sources. Several Western officials interviewed by the outlet said they were still trying to assess the damage from dozens of leaked national security papers which grabbed the public’s attention in recent days, with many wondering how the breach had gone unnoticed for so long. While the first media reports on the story emerged only this week, a batch of the documents was shared on the Discord chat platform in late February and early March. The authenticity of the intelligence remains unverified. Two US officials told the Post that the Pentagon leadership has “restricted the flow of intelligence” in response to the leak.

One source described the measures as unusually strict, and a testament to “a high level of panic” among the top brass. Both US officials and their foreign partners were “stunned” and even “infuriated” by the level of detail provided in the documents, which exposed how the US “spies on friends and foes alike,” the report says, suggesting the files could stir diplomatic unease. A senior Ukrainian official told the Post that the leak had caused anger in Kiev, as the files provided insight into information it wanted to keep secret from Russia – namely “vulnerabilities related to ammunition shortages and other battlefield data.” Meanwhile, a European intelligence official reportedly expressed concerns that due to the disclosures, the US could cut back on intelligence sharing with allies.

While some of the documents made public were supposed to be shielded from foreign nationals, others had been cleared for transfer to the Five Eyes intelligence alliance, composed of the US, the UK, Canada, Australia, and New Zealand. The wide-ranging batch of sensitive documents, which made media headlines this week, provides an assessment on Russian and Ukrainian battle readiness and casualties, timetables for training and equipment deliveries, as well as tactical information on the conflict between Moscow and Kiev. However, the true scale of the leak remains unclear, as on Friday the New York Times reported that a new trove of secretive American documents had appeared online, this time covering not only the Ukraine conflict, but also China, the Middle East and terrorism.

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“..expose the extent of US eavesdropping on key allies, including South Korea, Israel and Ukraine.”

CNN: Ukraine Changes Military Plans Due To Leaked Classified Documents (Az.)

Ukraine has already changed some of its military plans due to the leak of classified US documents, Report informs via CNN. The news agency notes that secret Pentagon documents posted online in recent weeks show how the United States spies on both allies and adversaries, which has deeply concerned American officials who fear that the revelations could jeopardise sensitive sources and compromise important international relations. Some of the documents, which US officials say are authentic, expose the extent of US eavesdropping on key allies, including South Korea, Israel and Ukraine.

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“..we have to fight to the very last of them or, very unfortunately, the last of us as well..”

Ukraine Will Eventually Reveal ‘Horrible’ Losses – Kiev Ambassador To UK (RT)

Ukraine will reveal the extent of its “horrible” losses once its conflict with Russia is over, Vadim Pristaiko, Kiev’s ambassador to the UK, said in an interview released on Friday. Asked by British tabloid the Daily Express to comment on casualties among Ukrainian military personnel and civilians, Pristaiko said “it has been our policy from the start not to discuss our losses.” “When the war is over, we will acknowledge this. I think it will be a horrible number,” he added. Pristaiko dismissed any possibility of talks between Moscow and Kiev – at least until Russia withdraws its troops from the territories Ukraine claims as its own. “So, we have to fight to the very last of them or, very unfortunately, the last of us as well,” the envoy said.

The ambassador also commented on the assault brigades that Ukraine says it has assembled for a much-anticipated spring offensive against Russia. “Whoever says there are 40,000 men in these brigades, I would like to point out that we have mobilized a million men,” Pristaiko stated. Both sides of the Ukraine conflict rarely provide data on their losses. However, last autumn, EU Commission President Ursula von der Leyen put Kiev’s fatalities at 100,000, a claim that was disputed by Ukraine and later removed from the official’s website. In December, Mikhail Podoliak, a senior aide to Ukrainian President Vladimir Zelensky, put the death toll among Kiev’s military at between 12,000 and 13,000 people.

Russia has not officially updated its losses since last September, when Moscow’s Ministry of Defense estimated that 5,937 service members had died. Pristaiko’s comments come as Ukrainian and Western officials claim that Ukraine will launch a counteroffensive in the coming weeks. Commenting on statements about a potential Ukrainian push, Kremlin Press Secretary Dmitry Peskov noted that the Russian military “thoroughly tracks all the relevant information” on the matter.

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To impress the home front.

NATO To Launch Biggest Air Forces Drill In Its History (RT)

NATO is planning to hold the largest Air Force exercise this summer, the German Armed Forces – the Bundeswehr – announced in a statement. Dubbed ‘Air Defender 23,’ the drills are scheduled to take place between June 12 and June 24 and are expected to involve hundreds of aircraft from dozens of nations. A total of 10,000 soldiers and 220 aircraft are to be involved in the exercise, the Bundeswehr said, adding that they are to train “in the European airspace.” The US is to supply 100 of the aircraft out of its stocks, the statement said. According to Berlin, the drills are to be held mostly over German territory, although a map published by the Bundeswehr shows that the airspace of Estonia, which borders Russia, and of Romania, which borders Ukraine, could be used as well.

The plan of the drills “is modeled after an Article 5 Assistance scenario,” the Bundeswehr said, calling it “challenging air operations training” for the participating troops. The exercise is aimed at “optimizing” the cooperation between the participating nations and demonstrating the “strength” of the military bloc. A total of 24 nations are to take part in the drills, including Finland, which only joined NATO earlier in April. Sweden, which has yet to join the bloc, will participate in the exercise too. The US Air National Guard will provide around half the aircraft used in the German-led exercise in June. Its commander, Lieutenant General Michael Loh, maintained that there is no set scenario pitting the NATO forces against a particular adversary during the drills. Yet, he still did mention Moscow during a briefing on the matter earlier this week.

“This is now putting the alliance together quickly, with a credible force, to make sure that if Russia ever lines up on the NATO border, that we’re ready to go,” he said on Wednesday. “We’re going to defend every inch.” A similar tone was struck by the German Air Force. “We won’t write [Russia] a letter,” its commander, Lieutenant General Ingo Gerhartz said, adding that he thinks “they get the message.” The drills coincide with a separate US-led exercise called Defender Europe 23. “This annual, nearly two-month-long exercise is focused on the strategic deployment of US-based forces, the employment of Army pre-positioned stocks and interoperability with European allies and partners,” the Pentagon’s deputy press secretary, Sabrina Singh, told journalists earlier this week.

A total of 9,000 US soldiers, together with 17,000 troops from 26 other nations, are to participate in the drills, which would take place across ten European nations, Singh said. Washington had already started shipping the equipment needed for the exercise to Europe, she added. According to the Pentagon, the first pieces of equipment have already arrived in Spain. Some 7,000 pieces of equipment are to be transported to Europe as part of the drills. Around 13,000 other pieces of equipment are to be drawn from pre-positioned stocks, the Pentagon said. The US-led exercise is to kick off on April 22.

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“I believe in a One China policy, but I would be willing to fight for Taiwan because Taiwan is a democracy..”

US ‘Open’ To Deploying Troops In Taiwan – Lindsey Graham (RT)

US Senator Lindsey Graham has declared that he would support a formal defense alliance with Taiwan and would send US troops to fight a hypothetical Chinese invasion. Graham, one of the most hawkish Republicans in Congress, claimed that defending Taiwan is in the US’ national security interest. Speaking to Fox News on Sunday, the Republican lawmaker claimed that the US policy of “strategic ambiguity” on Taiwan – under which Washington recognizes, but does not endorse, China’s sovereignty over the island – is not working, and should be replaced with a formal defense agreement. “So the question for the Congress, should we have a defense agreement with the island of Taiwan?” he asked. “I’d be very much open to using US forces to defend Taiwan, because it’s in our national security interest to do so.

“I believe in a One China policy, but I would be willing to fight for Taiwan because Taiwan is a democracy,” he continued, later adding that the US has an economic incentive to fight China over the island. “90% of the high-end chips are made in Taiwan,” he said. “[China] would have a monopoly on the digital economy.” Graham said he would support the sale of US-made fighter jets to Taipei, and would back the movement of “war forces to South Korea and Japan.” There are currently several dozen US troops stationed in Taiwan, and the Wall Street Journal reported in February that Washington plans to increase this number to between 100 and 200. Graham’s position on Taiwan is hawkish, but in line with that of a growing number of both Democrats and Republicans. House Speaker Kevin McCarthy met with Taiwanese President Tsai Ing-wen in California on Wednesday.

Meanwhile, during a visit to Taipei on Friday, House Foreign Affairs Committee Chairman Michael McCaul told Fox News that Congress would authorize military action against China in the event of an invasion of Taiwan. McCarthy’s predecessor, Nancy Pelosi, flew to Taipei last summer to meet with President Tsai. Defying calls from Beijing, US President Joe Biden did not intervene to stop Pelosi’s trip, and the president suggested on several occasions that he would use military force to deter any attempts by China to invade the island. In a policy paper released last August, Beijing stated that it would strive for a peaceful reunification with Taiwan but would not renounce the use of force to achieve this goal if necessary. Beijing responded to Tsai’s visit to California by launching simulated strikes on Taiwan on Sunday. Graham is a longtime advocate of military intervention and regime change, and called last year for the assassination of Russian President Vladimir Putin.

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“SECDEF Directed Standoff.”

Russia Almost Shot Down British Spy Plane In September 2022 – WaPo (RT)

Russia and NATO were just a step away from a potential all-out war last year after a Russian fighter jet almost shot down a British surveillance aircraft, the Washington Post claimed on Sunday, citing a new document from a trove recently leaked from the Pentagon. The incident, which occurred in late September 2022 was allegedly much more serious than London had previously admitted, the newspaper reported. Back in October 2022, Britain’s Secretary of Defence Ben Wallace told the parliament about the incident, adding that Moscow blamed it on a technical malfunction and London accepted this explanation. The document, seen by WaPo, describes it as a “near-shoot down of UK RJ” – a reference to the ‘River Joint’ moniker common for the RC-135 reconnaissance aircraft used to collect radio transmissions and electronic messages.

The UK said in October that the plane had been intercepted by two Russian Su-27 fighters over the Black Sea, with one of them “releasing a missile” near the British plane. According to WaPo, the incident could have potentially triggered Article 5 of the NATO Treaty, possibly leading to a direct involvement of NATO forces in the conflict in Ukraine, or even a direct conflict between Moscow and the military bloc. Neither has the US or the UK nor has Russia commented on the document’s contents, WaPo said. The same paper also suggested that the US took a more cautious approach towards reconnaissance missions in the Black Sea region and in particular told its Air Force to stay away from the Crimean Peninsula, the newspaper reported.

A map contained in the document shows several lines drawn over sections of the Black Sea to mark the areas where American surveillance aircraft can and cannot fly, WaPo reported. One of them goes about 12 nautical miles off the coast of Crimea – a distance marking the territorial waters of a nation under international law. Another one drawn about 50 nautical miles from the shore is called “SECDEF Directed Standoff.” According to the US media outlet, this line might indicate that US Secretary of Defense Lloyd Austin might have ordered the US Air Force to keep their aircraft away from the peninsula. Unlike France and the UK, which made crewed surveillance flights over the Black Sea, the US relied on drones, including the RQ-4 Global Hawk, the RQ-170 Sentinel, and the MQ-9 Reaper, the document said, adding that several such unmanned flights take place every month.

In March, the Pentagon accused Russian pilots of reckless flying and claimed that one of the Russian jets had clipped the propeller of a US MQ-9 Reaper drone, causing it to go down. Russia denied hitting the drone or using weapons against it. It also said the US aircraft was flying with its transponder switched off in a no-go zone declared by the Russian military. A video allegedly shot by the drone only showed a Sukhoi Su-27 fighter jet buzzing over it and allegedly ejecting fuel in the process. According to CNN, the Pentagon has further rerouted its surveillance drone flights over the Black Sea in the wake of the incident.

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China makes peace.

Yemeni Govt Holds Talks With Saudi Arabia To End 3-Year Civil War (CGTN)

Yemeni government officials have gathered in Riyadh, the capital of Saudi Arabia, to discuss a comprehensive three-year peace plan to end the country’s civil war, a Yemeni diplomat said on Friday. The move signals that regional rifts are easing. A permanent ceasefire in Yemen would mark a milestone in stabilizing the Middle East. “Saudi Defense Minister Khalid bin Salman held a meeting on Thursday with Rashad Al-Alimi, chairman of Yemen’s Presidential Leadership Council (PLC), and other high-ranking Yemeni government officials in Riyadh, during which he presented the kingdom’s plan for peace in Yemen,” the Yemeni diplomat told Xinhua on condition of anonymity.

The proposed plan is based on a series of back-channel negotiations between Saudi Arabia and the Houthi rebels in Muscat, the capital of Oman, that have been conducted for the past few months. It’s focused on a truce between warring factions, a full reopening of Yemen’s ports and airports, payment of wages for public servants, a rebuilding process and a political transition. The plan has three main stages that will be implemented over a period of three years, the diplomat said, adding the Yemeni officials have already shown their initial support for the plan.

The first phase of the plan is “a six-month truce between warring factions in Yemen, during which hostilities will cease and efforts will be made to rebuild trust and lay the groundwork for peace.” The second phase would entail a dialogue to address key issues and grievances among the various Yemeni factions and reopen the closed roads, airspace and seaports. The third stage would be a two-year transitional period during which a new and inclusive government would be established, paving the way for long-term stability and peace in the country, according to the official. If a truce agreement is reached, the parties could announce it before Islam’s Eid holiday starting April 20, according to Reuters.

Meanwhile, another Yemeni government official told Xinhua that Muhammad Al Jaber, the Saudi ambassador to Yemen, along with an Omani delegation, is planning to meet leaders of the Houthi rebels in the Yemeni capital of Sanaa to discuss the “the final arrangements” of the truce. Oman and the United Nations have mediated previous rounds of negotiations between the Yemeni government, Saudi Arabia, and the Houthi rebel group, but previous attempts have failed due to a lack of trust between the warring parties and continued violence on the ground.

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“..restrictions on capital flows and international cooperation, as well as curbs on migration, could slash global GDP by up to 7% or $7 trillion..”

Global Economy Outlook Weakest In Decades – IMF (RT)

The world economy is facing its weakest period of growth since the 1990s in the next five years due to problems triggered by the pandemic and political tensions, International Monetary Fund (IMF) Managing Director Kristalina Georgieva stated on Thursday. A severe slowdown in the global economy last year following the Covid-19 pandemic and the conflict in Ukraine is set to continue in 2023 and could persist for the next five years, she warned. Global GDP will grow at about 3% over the next half decade compared to an average of 3.8% seen in the past 20 years, representing the worst economic performance in more than three decades. The IMF expects global GDP to expand by less than 3% this year, which is in line with its January projection of 2.9%.

Last year, global growth almost halved following an initial post-pandemic rebound in 2021, sliding from 6.1% to 3.4%, Georgieva said ahead of the IMF World Economic Outlook report, which is due to be released on April 11. Up to 90% of advanced economies are likely to experience a decline in their growth rate this year, she warned, with activity in the US and the Eurozone hit by higher interest rates. “With rising geopolitical tensions, with inflation still running high, a robust recovery remains elusive,” Georgieva said. “That harms the prospects of everyone, especially for the most vulnerable people and most vulnerable countries,” she added. The IMF head warned against economic fragmentation stemming from geopolitical tensions and urged countries to take action to boost global productivity.

According to Georgieva, soaring inflation facing most of the world’s wealthy nations will force central banks to continue interest-rate hikes, adding pressure to the banking industry despite financial uncertainty following recent turmoil with lenders in the US and Switzerland. She urged the world community to “be vigilant and more agile than ever,” adding that regulators may come across more complicated choices to protect the financial system amid persistent inflation and challenges in the banking sector. Long-term disintegration in global trade such as restrictions on capital flows and international cooperation, as well as curbs on migration, could slash global GDP by up to 7% or $7 trillion, which is the equivalent of the combined annual production of Germany and Japan, Georgieva warned.


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They have no money but their reserves are at a record high… Now you know where your taxes go…

Ukraine’s Foreign Reserves Hit Record High (RT)

The gold and foreign currency reserves of Ukraine have reached an all-time high of $30 billion, presidential adviser Oleg Ustenko said on Sunday, adding that the funds are enough to pay for Ukrainian imports for at least five months. “Our foreign reserves have reached a decade all-time high of over $30 billion,” Ustenko told Rada TV channel. “The amount would be enough to cover more than five months’ worth of Ukrainian imports.” According to Ustenko, the economic situation is considered to be stable if the reserves are sufficient to pay for the country’s imports for at least three months. The senior official warned that inflation in Ukraine is projected to reach 25% in 2023, adding that the huge number could further increase if warring tensions and attacks on the country’s infrastructure intensify.

The National Bank of Ukraine previously reported that the nation’s international reserves in February 2023 had seen a decline of 3.5% month-over-month, and amounted to about $29 billion. The regulator attributed the drop to its interventions in the currency market. Ukraine’s international reserves decreased by 7.9% over the past year, having totaled $28.5 billion as of January 1, according to preliminary data. In March, the International Monetary Fund approved a four-year $15.6 billion loan program for Ukraine that came as part of a broader $115 billion international support package. The loan is the first major financing program approved by the institution for a country involved in a large-scale military engagement. The country’s previous $5 billion IMF program expired last year.

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This is so 2020.

Psychologist Suspended For 2 Years For Warning About Great Reset and WEF (RAIR)

Belgian Psychologist Steve Van Herreweghe has received a two-year suspension for his statements on social media about The Great Reset and the World Economic Forum. Van Herreweghe intends to appeal the decision made by the disciplinary board of the Psychologists’ Commission, which is an independent body responsible for protecting the title of psychologist and has the authority to take disciplinary action. Van Herreweghe took to Twitter to express his opposition to the suspension, stating that the issue is not about his title but rather the perceived injustice of the decision and the rejection of his right to free speech. He believes that everyone should have the right to express their opinions on matters related to public health and well-being without fear of political or commercial interference.

Van Herreweghe used his social media platform to voice his concerns about The Great Reset and the World Economic Forum (WEF), which he believes are components of a larger effort to establish a “New World Order.” He has singled out virologists Steven Van Gucht and Marc Van Ranst in his posts, referring to them as “ordinary, well-paid, narcissistic hostages commissioned by WEF puppet governments.” Van Gucht is a Belgian virologist who has been a key figure in the country’s controversial Covid response, while Van Ranst is a prominent epidemiologist who has been outspoken about the pandemic and its impact on society. He has strongly advocated for lockdowns and other measures to control the population, which has earned him massive criticism for hurting the economy and citizens’ freedoms.

The Great Reset, a global initiative proposed by the WEF, is a sinister plot to establish a new world order of global governance. Klaus Schwab, the founder and executive chairman of the WEF, has openly stated that crises, such as the Covid pandemic, present “special opportunities” for the establishment of a new global order. This has led many to realize that the Great Reset aims to undermine national sovereignty and individual freedoms in the pursuit of a technocratic vision of the future. Van Herreweghe has also made statements on other topics, linking the energy crisis, the financial-economic crisis, the war against Putin, the climate crisis, and the gender identity propaganda to the “Great Reset.” He describes the transgender movement as a “prime example of how alienated humanity is from its deeper nature.” He warns that the trivialization of sexuality is a dangerous trend that could lead to the normalization of pedophilia.

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Why would he?

Elon Musk Refuses To Delete Medvedev’s Post On Twitter (TASS)

American entrepreneur Elon Musk, who heads Tesla and SpaceX and owns Twitter, refused to delete a statement posted earlier by Russian Security Council Deputy Chairman Dmitry Medvedev on the Twitter social network. One of Twitter subscribers earlier turned attention of Musk to Medvedev’s tweet on Saturday, when he stated why no one needs Ukraine any more. The American billionaire responded that all news is propaganda to a certain degree and people should make decisions on their own adding that the platform at the issue was not intended to restrict or promote accounts of Russian state structures. In April last year, Twitter announced that it would block social network users, who have accounts affiliated with the state authorities that allegedly restrict access to the “open Internet.” A spokesman for the company said back then that the measure would primarily affect the Russian government and would involve more than 300 accounts.

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You can download it or read it for free at Archive.org.

Albert Camus on the Denial of Freedom (Tucker)

Jan Jakielek of the Epoch Times recently conducted an in-depth interview with Robert Kennedy, Jr., and asked him in particular about the relationship between truth seeking and suffering. Kennedy recalled a moment from his childhood when his father gave him a book to read. It was The Plague by Albert Camus, published in 1947. I can see how and why the son was well prepared to deal with the torments of our times. For many people, these last 3 years was their first experience in a full denial of freedom. Locked in their homes. Prevented from traveling. Separated from loved ones. Forced to spend day after day wondering about big things previously unconsidered: why am I here, what are my goals, what is the purpose of my life?

It was a transformation. We are not the first to go through this. It is something experienced by prisoners, and by previous populations under lockdown. Camus’s classic has a chapter that describes the inner life of people who have experienced lockdown for the first time. It came suddenly in the presence of a deadly disease. The entire town of 200,000 closed. No one in or out. It’s fiction but all-too-real. I’m astonished at Camus’s perceptive insight here. Reading it slowly and nearly out loud is an experience. The poetry of the prose is incredible, but more so the depth of knowledge of the inner workings of the mind.

One interesting feature of the narrative is the difference in communication. They could only communicate via telegraph with the outside world, and with limited vocabulary. There were also letters outgoing but one had no idea whether the intended recipient would see it. Today of course we have vast opportunities for digital communication in audio and video, which is glorious, but no real substitute for the freedom to assemble and meet. Here I am quoting this one chapter. I hope it helps you understand yourself as much as it did help me gain awareness of my own experience. The entire book is compelling. You can download it or read it for free at Archive.org.

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“Many stations are compromised by being placed next to air conditioners, jet exhausts and concrete, asphalt and nearby buildings..”

Accurate Measure of US Temperature Shows No Recent Warming But Is Hidden (DS)

Government-controlled surface datasets, the bedrock of climate thermogeddon fears promoting Net Zero, cannot possibly be accurate, and are only “an estimate with high uncertainty”. The claim comes from the noted U.S. meteorologist Anthony Watts, who has spent the last decade highlighting the numerous flaws built into global temperature monitoring systems. Data are collected by government bodies from a weather station network, “that was never intended to detect a ‘global warming signal’”, notes Watts. He goes on to call for a new independent global climate database. Given that governments are spending billions of taxpayer dollars on climate mitigation programmes, “doesn’t it make sense to get the most important thing – the actual temperature – as accurate as possible”, he asks.

To date, continues Watts, there is only one network of climate capable weather stations that is accurate enough to fully detect a climate change signal. This is the U.S. Climate Reference Network (USCRN), started in 2005 as a state-of-the-art automated system designed specifically to accurately measure climate trends at the surface. It comprises 114 stations across North America sited well away from any non-climatic effects, such as urban heat caused by humans.

The USCRN graph above shows that there has been no significant warming trend over the last two decades in the United States. “Unfortunately, the data from the USCRN network are buried by the U.S. Government, and are not publicly reported in monthly or yearly global climate reports. [The network] has also not been deployed worldwide,” observed Watts.

Watts notes that past temperature records were collected to validate weather forecasting. Temperatures were rounded by volunteers to the nearest whole degree of Fahrenheit. When comparing such “coarsely recorded” data to claims of 1.8°F global warming since the late 1800s, “obvious questions” of accuracy arise. Referring to his own recent work, Watts says that even more concerning is the widespread corruption of data by urbanisation. Many stations are compromised by being placed next to air conditioners, jet exhausts and concrete, asphalt and nearby buildings. This happens not just in the USA but in many other territories, including the U.K.

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“If Rafal Trzaskowski wants to eat mazurek [a traditional Polish Easter cake] make of dried insects, he has the right to do so..” “We, as conservatives, as Poles, definitely prefer normal Polish food..”

Polish MP Proposes Law To Require Labels On Insect-Containing Foods (ZH)

A Polish deputy agriculture minister has proposed an “anti-bug law” which would require all food products containing insects to be labeled with a special warning. The move by the member of the ruling conservative party comes amid accusations that if progressive opposition parties win power during this year’s elections, they will push an Orwellian ‘eat the bugs’ campaign to restrict the consumption of traditional meat. The opposition has not formally announced any such plans, according to Notes from Poland. “Dried mealworm larvae, powdered cricket – these are among the insects that the eurocrats and Rafal Trzaskowski [the opposition mayor of Warsaw] call new food,” said Janusz Kowalski, a deputy agriculture minister, while unveiling the plans in parliament on Thursday.

“That is why we, United Poland [Solidarna Polska], have initiated the preparation of legal regulations, following the examples of Hungary and Italy, that will give Polish consumers clear knowledge about food products containing so-called bug additives,” he continued. “This is an anti-bug law.” Under the proposed law from the ruling Law and Justice party (PiS), products containing bugs would be required to include a label on their packaging stating “Warning, this food product contains insect protein.” “If Rafal Trzaskowski wants to eat mazurek [a traditional Polish Easter cake] make of dried insects, he has the right to do so,” said Kowalski, referring to the opposition mayor. “We, as conservatives, as Poles, definitely prefer normal Polish food, Polish meat, Polish dairy products.”

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“There are at least 12 alternatives to glyphosate, “which do not risk the Mexican countryside or the health of the population..”

Mexico’s Plan to Slash Glyphosate Imports Triggers Firestorm in US (CHD)

Amid a high-stakes standoff with U.S. trade officials over favored American agricultural products, Mexico is slashing the amount of glyphosate allowed to be imported into the country by 50% for 2023. The move is no surprise — Mexico issued a decree in 2020 giving its farmers until 2024 to stop using the weed-killing chemical. But coming amid an increasingly heated dispute with U.S. trade officials, the action underscores Mexico’s commitment to free itself from a dependence on the synthetic pesticides and genetically engineered crops promoted by American interests. Along with banning glyphosate, Mexico is ratcheting back imports of genetically engineered corn that is designed to be sprayed with glyphosate. Mexico says the changes are needed to protect the health of its population.

The country has also signaled concerns about other genetically modified (GMO) crops sprayed with glyphosate. Glyphosate is classified as a probable human carcinogen by the World Health Organization’s International Agency for Research on Cancer and is linked to an array of other human and environmental health problems. It was introduced by Monsanto in 1974 and is the world’s most widely used weedkiller, known best as the active ingredient in the Roundup brand. Monsanto developed genetically engineered corn, soybeans, canola and other crops to tolerate being sprayed with glyphosate, a trait that makes it easier for farmers to kill weeds in their fields. Foods made with crops sprayed with glyphosate commonly carry residues of the weedkiller, and people then consume the residues through their daily diets.

Mexico’s retreat from these types of agricultural products has triggered a firestorm of industry opposition in the U.S. In response, the Office of the U.S. Trade Representative (USTR) and other U.S. agencies are fighting Mexico’s efforts, alleging violations of trade provisions of the U.S.-Mexico-Canada trade agreement (USMCA) with respect to Mexico’s restrictions on GMO corn. Mexico’s policies “threaten to disrupt billions of dollars in agricultural trade,” the USTR said in a press statement last month. [..] There are at least 12 alternatives to glyphosate, “which do not risk the Mexican countryside or the health of the population,” Mexico’s health ministry, the Federal Commission for the Protection against Sanitary Risks (COFEPRIS), said in announcing its new glyphosate quota.

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    Camille Pissarro The Boulevard Montmartre at Night 1897 Debt Rattle April 10 2023   • Europe Must Resist Pressure To Become ‘America’s Followers,
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    Must listen.
    An eye opening look into the The Biomedical Security State/ CBDC Algorithm Ghetto being built around us right now, and at our own expense!

    UK-centric, but global.




    mRNA-Spiked Milk Emerges in Push to Vaccinate Food Supply

    mRNA-Spiked Milk Emerges in Push to Vaccinate Food Supply

    They want us dead.




    Military Operation



    Laura Jeffery is a 27-year licensed funeral director who details what she has seen in the embalming process of deceased individuals who got the abomination-shot. She says that she’s never seen these shocking clots before the jab roll-out and describes them as resembling a parasite.
    Jeffery also reveals a massive government cover-up that’s been hiding all the dead babies, stating that the bodies are no longer reaching the funeral homes in big cities while in small communities the number is skyrocketing.

    The National Citizen’s Inquiry that’s being held in Canada, is a commission that’s being held by We The People which is examining all aspects of the Covid-Crime Against Humanity in order to reveal the truth of what happened. Here’s the link to their Rumble channel. Add the dot between rumble and com.



    Shocking European research finds COVID spike protein accumulates in skull-meninges brain axis (mouse models & human post-mortem tissues); accumulation of spike protein in skull marrow, brain meninges
    & brain parenchyma


    TVASF (tick … tock … tick … tock …)


    From what I can find in the literature, the adenoviral vector vaccines also travel throughout the body. But they are designed to do so. In particular, the recombinant adenovirus type 5 is the type that is typically used for vaccines, and was in fact in the SARS-Cov2 vaccines (as well as many predecessor vaccines). But the adenoviral vector targets primarily liver cells, and may also target immune cells and cells in the lymphatic system. So, of course, to get to all of those target cells, it cannot stay in the deltoid muscle where it is injected. It needs to move.

    So I wonder why anyone ever believed that the mRNA innoculations should stay in the deltoid muscle? Because they would be taken up immediately? Perhaps that was a hypothesis. But there is no reason to expect that to be the case.

    As for the fibrous clots, I could not find anything suggesting that these come from the lipid nanoparticle. The only writeups I could find suggest that they are the result of spike protein — which means that they should be evenly represented in mRNA and adenoviral vector patients (assuming the innocuations produce similar amounts of spike protein and there is not another co-factor somehow related to the mRNA shots). Here are two sources that explain the mechanism (though they are both more than 6 months old):


    Dr. D

    “Bank Credit:” I’m sure it’ll all be fine. But do be careful as they’ve changed all the definitions again. Recession of course but they just changed…M2? That one got a mention, did they change the others too?

    “every civilization that’s on the brink of collapse becomes obsessed with gender”

    Already tired – exhausted actually – with bothering with it. Why this correlation? To “collapse” you’d have to stop dealing with reality. Otherwise you’d address it and continue not-collapsing. This comes from denying reality, which humans do by making gender flexible, optional, is the ultimate in denying reality. Probably also says it’s been going on quite a while – from childhood or something, and no one’s mentioned to you that your life isn’t reality. An eminently logical indicator, you can see it often pops up without a collapse though.

    Putin, “destroying family and identity” like this?

    “It’s worth taking a look, if one hasn’t, at the works of the Italian communist Antonio Gramsci who, nearly 100 years ago argued for the “Long march through the institutions” that was later adopted by the German activist Rudi Dutschke and others.

    Unhappy the working class was largely ignoring Marx’s admonition to revolt, they chose a more elitist approach to imposing socialism and communism from the top down by taking over the media, entertainment, and education.
    Throughout the Western world, they have been quite successful in recent years, gaining the adherence of many politicians and government agencies in the process.”

    Is this what you were talking about jb? It’s not a secret.

    “• Europe Must Resist Pressure To Become ‘America’s Followers,’ Says Macron (Pol.eu) “

    Yeah if they don’t look out, something might happen.

    “and must now focus on boosting European defense industries.”

    Great! …How? They have no GDP, no commodities and no energy. Are they going to do that in the style of North Korea, by sacrificing all other aspects of life?

    Hate to say it but France won’t stop until you do something much worse than this. You have to cost them money, and they’ve already built in a buffer for the “expected” protests and burnings.

    Blackrock forces the losses

    They always push/dump/require it on the pension funds because when you steal tens or hundred billions of dollars, you needs somebody equally large to steal it FROM. The problem is there are so many frauds like this, you couldn’t list them all. There is only fraud, uncharged felonies from one end of the system to the other. The system IS fraud.

    That is to say the it is the #Opposite of Capitalism, lacking all property rights. Not only will the government not enforce them, if you enforce them yourself you’ll be arrested.

    It also tells me that, if Blackrock is in a hurry doesn’t have time for more complex frauds, and to buy off Parliament as usual, the collapse of that value is very large and it’s happening fast.

    “They have gathered up to 400,000 personnel according to some sources.”

    Yes, it may still be an overestimate, but it should be taken as seriously as possible. Whenever things are going well in a war, like Bakhmut, it’s a trap. It’s the job of the enemy to make sure every day you have is a terrible day.

    Pentagon In ‘Panic’ After Intel Leak – WaPo (RT)

    Well the leaker has lots of clearance, and everywhere. They can also pull the info out, and they don’t know who it is. That’s a higher level of coordination and sophistication than it appears, and therefore is no disgruntled employee. Therefore we know 1) they are many 2) they are everywhere 3) they are taking out the State Dept, top brass (or they wouldn’t be in a “panic”) 4) they are nationalists and not rebels because of the nature and parameters of what they leak. 5) they are very, very well protected as nothing’s happened, they’re not worried and keep going day after day.

    Gosh, it’s almost like there are White Hats somewhere, working silently for American values.

    “Zelensky, put the death toll among Kiev’s military at between 12,000 and 13,000 people.”

    Sure, like all Leftists, he can’t do math. 500/day – which is a pretty conservative number – x 300 days = 150,000. Ukraine claims one tenth that, like 50 a day – the level of the 2014-2022 non-stop Donbas shelling which wasn’t even considered a “war”.

    So: lied about numbers, lied about definitions. Re-defined words, then goes in public, attacking and gaslighting everyone. Yup. They’re Socialists alright, of the Nazi variety. Racists, mass-murderers, propaganda-based, which as no human will consent having their stuff stolen, are a tyrannical one-party state with no sense of humor who controls all actions and properties within their borders. “The State owns the means of production”, and they allocate it “To each according to their need.” And Ze NEEDS another mansion in Miami, comrade. Don’t you know his wife already jet-setted to Paris for a thousand dollar shopping sprees, like the Soviet Party of old?

    “NATO To Launch Biggest Air Forces Drill In Its History (RT)”

    I see a lack of numbers in that article. “Biggest” in the sense that at the Donbass burn rate, they would last one month against Russia? That kind of “big”? Now remember Russia is the size of Denmark compared to China. But we’re going to gently airdrop the 82nd into the open ocean there and stop them.

    ““I believe in a One China policy, but I would be willing to fight for Taiwan because Taiwan is a democracy..”

    Oh my GOD I can’t take the stupid here. “I don’t think that word mean what you think it mean.” Or: “Things which are the same are also their #Opposites.” A = A A ≠ A. Neither, Both, and “Whadda you lookin’ at?” “Respect my Author-ee-tie” “Don’t you know who I am?”

    “I believe in a One China policy, but I would be willing to fight for Taiwan because Taiwan is a democracy..”

    Russia is a Democracy. Ukraine isn’t. Which are you fighting for again?

    “Russia Almost Shot Down British Spy Plane In September 2022 – WaPo (RT)”

    What? ANOTHER conspiracy theory that turned out to be true? Sorry, my dance card is all punched up for tonight. But I’m sure there’s a logical explanation as Crimea is 2,500 miles from London. That is, further than from NY to L.A. In Britain, when you’re born, they hand you a little card that says you can go anywhere and do anything you like, worldwide.

    as well as curbs on migration,” ??????????

    They mean NOT the 2 Million people crossing the border each year?

    A severe slowdown in the global economy last year following the Covid-19 pandemic totally unnecessary, unmedical, and unscientific lockdown and the totally unnecessary conflict in Ukraine” See? A good Copy Editor can still fix that.

    “Global GDP will grow at about 3% over the next half decade compared to an average of 3.8% seen in the past 20 years”

    Yes, but this is entirely due to the COLLAPSE OF THE WEST. Posting all-negative numbers. China, Russia, and India post all the double-digit POSITIVE numbers that make 3% possible. They have all the oil, they have all the mines, they have all the GDP. Europe has all the coke, and America has all the meth, and they’re smokin’ it as fast as they can.

    “BRICS+ is taking over and there’s nothing the West can do about it.”

    Bah. That’s not true at all. There are a hundred things we can do, and we TELL them to do it every day. Problem is, we have crazies with amputated dicks locked in the nuclear control room and we can’t get them out. The West, America in particular, COULD reverse this is no time flat. Now that’s still +10 years, but that’s overnight in national terms, and we could get a heck of a jump in just 6 months if you repealed Socialism and the “March through the institutions” plans.

    They WON’T do it, although it’s possible, logical, and is entirely self-preservation, EVEN for narcissistic mass-murderers. Why? Do narcissists hate life too? Do they hate money? I don’t think so. So what ELSE is going on?

    “The gold and foreign currency reserves of Ukraine have reached an all-time high of $30 billion,”

    Don’t be ridiculous – it’s just a book entry in London. Like some random Guido, London just erases that entry whenever they feel like it and the $30B disappears again. They have already, when London stole all national gold in an open bank heist and flew it out of Kiev. Suuuuuuuure it’s in London, right here in this vault you can’t visit. Trust us.

    “Psychologist Suspended For 2 Years For Warning About Great Reset and WEF (RAIR)

    That is pretty amazing. They even lacked the self-awareness of hindsight. But they are psychologists, so no wonder.

    “Polish MP Proposes Law To Require Labels On Insect-Containing Foods (ZH)”

    You know when they refuse to label, that is “Tell the Truth” they definitely must only have your best interests in mind.

    Mexico is ratcheting back imports of genetically engineered corn”

    I’ve mentioned the GMO corn is bad even without glyphosate, which is deadly. Some GMOs put the pesticide IN EVERY CELL of the whole plant, mRNA-style. You can’t even stop pesticide, or wash it off, neither of which actually happens as they spray glyphosate on wheat THE DAY THEY HARVEST to make sure of maximum contamination with this metal-stripping industrial boiler cleaner. Yum yum.

    Pelosi: if you speak, you are arrested. “They hate us for our freedoms”.

    Like France, there are methods to this, and the pattern of the herd is different from the pattern of the predator. I’m pretty sick of both right now. Where were you 21 years ago when I told you to start shouting like this? Now like Rhett Butler, I don’t give a d–n.


    A Manitoba family has launched a lawsuit alleging their 23-year-old son had a stroke days after receiving a dose of a COVID-19 vaccine, leaving him legally blind.






    Dr D Rich


    “Safe harbor”

    Go ahead and expound upon the seminal brilliance of certain ‘economists” and their supposed understanding of markets, selling debt and fanciful models predicting the future(s)

    Spare me the politicians’ and sociologist’s nonsensical prescriptions about human behavior around money.

    No need to ever talk ever again about the Feds prime rate, the interest rate on 15yr/30yr home mortgages nor LIBOR.

    Barney Frank, he of the Todd-Frank Wall Street Reform and Consumer Protection Act, said it best and honestly when he finally wasn’t confabulating to the masses on behalf of the banks.
    “I need to make money”

    Don’t we all….need.

    So, show me who enjoys the status conferred by the two aforementioned terms, “super-priority” and “safe harbor”, and I’ll show you The Winners, as in guaranteed winners. So, when REPO operations are publicly announced again as in September 2019, this fanciful term will again be used as cover for Big Boy Bank Bailouts,. Those (((individuals))) will cut and run with (((their))) money at the expense of bankrupting ordinary people and small banks greased, oops I meant indemnified against loss by their ((friends)) at The FED and Treasury. The rest might get up to $250,000 FDIC dollars or 1/4000 of a billion. I digress.

    Bankruptcy is the faster way to the payout rather than waiting for a debtor to make interest payments. Imagine you can do that with impunity, safe harbor and the other guys are subject to the tender mercies of bankruptcy law.

    So, REPO and derivatives come first and those individuals making those ((calls)) not only can force default, foreclosure and/or bankruptcy on the lesser/debtor. They ruin others with impunity (((again safe harbor))) AND also indemnified for any potential losses by the (((Janet Yellen))) and ((The Federal Reserve/Treasury))).

    BlackRock ejoying the same position, safe harbor and super-prioroty, is engaged in the same behavior in France while attempting to bankrupt an entire class of people. French retirees.

    I suppose Sam Backman-Fried is presently invoking the same (((safe harbor, super-priority))) in the Silicon Valley Bank scheme.

    “…(((chairman of the FDIC))) (((Martin Gruenberg))), revealed (emphasis addedThe FDIC estimates that the cost to the DIF [Deposit Insurance Fund] of resolving SVB to be $20 billion. The FDIC estimates the cost of resolving Signature Bank to be $2.5 billion. Of the estimated loss amounts, approximately 88 percent, or $18 billion, is attributable to the cost of covering uninsured deposits at SVB while approximately two-thirds, or $1.6 billion, is attributable to the cost of covering uninsured deposits at Signature Bank.”

    The latter is confabulation as is most of these musings on economics. This Gruenberg guy might very well be low on thiamine. It’s in beer after all. Just ask John Day about the miracle of thiamine.

    Confabulation: “In general, [people who confabulate] are very confident about their recollections, even when challenged with contradictory evidence.”

    Define the financial terms “cost of covering” and “resolving”.

    Something, some ruse had to be concocted to distract the unwashed masses from the grand theft. In 2001 to 2011, it was 911, the Iraq Wsr, Anthrax, Summary Execution by Presidential decree and Torture. So far since Sept 2019, we have Wuhan lab leak, COVID non-pandemic, Gottlieb/Fauci inspired medical Insurrection, the J6 Non-riot Non-insurrection and the Ukraine War.

    All in all the ((Gov’t))) is in bed with some genuinely bad actors. ((they)) indemnify the worst calling to mind the bill for legal services presented by Torturers Mitchell and Jessen to the Federal Government. And it was honored.

    “…defendants’ contracts contained “an indemnity provision . . . under which the CIA has paid the considerable defense litigation expenses for this action,” see Mem. Op. at 20, in retrospect, Mitchell and Jessen would have been well-advised to avoid “personally administering” any of the EIT, a factor which seemed to drive many of the court’s negative findings. Knowing when to say “no” is especially important when the government asks contractors to exercise significant discretion in high-risk situations because many so-called ‘indemnity provisions’ in government contracts contain exceptions for “willful misconduct or lack of good faith.”

    Safe Harbor
    Sovereign Immunity

    John Day

    “Eater Weekend Retreat” is not about war https://drjohnsblog.substack.com/p/easter-weekend-retreat

    Our small Buddhist Sangha had a 2 day retreat in the country near the edge of Austin this Easter weekend. It had been a little over 3 years since we had any retreat to sit, meditate, chant and reflect upon teachings from Anam Thubten, our Tibetan teacher. http://www.dharmata.org/teachers/
    If there was a theme, it was becoming human in difficult times. Anam Thubten grew up in Chinese-occupied Tibet, where the monasteries were closed from 1960 until 1978, and the monks, nuns and Lamas were imprisoned in re-education/concentration camps. Though he did not dwell upon this, he told the story of his heart-teacher having lived in one of those camps a long time, and how he approached it as a chance to be of service to everyone else in the camp, including the guards. He did his assigned work the best that he could, rather than doing it reluctantly and shirking it. One evening after work the guards came to say that the prisoners could have a “treat” to watch a movie in the hall. Out of 1000 monks at the camp, he was the only one who went to the Chinese-Communist propaganda movie (deadly dull lies), and sat alone there for the film. When he returned to opprobrium he related having been at something like a transcendent display of the spiritual truth of life.
    This Buddhist monk saw everything as the manifestation of his own path to awareness and service to others, broadly and in every specific.

    Anam also spoke of Viktor Frankl https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Viktor_Frankl , who wrote “Man’s Search For Meaning” , an autobiographical journey through his life as a psychoanalyst, Neurologist and concentration camp inmate,, which he wrote in 9 days following the end of the war. Frankl’s wife and most family members died or were murdered in the concentration camps. Breaking from both Freud and Adler, Frankl posited that the search for meaning was core to human existence, and the key to becoming fully human.
    Becoming fully human is not to transcend human experience, but to fully engage it, to be fully aware, fully experiencing, neither grasping in desire, nor rejecting in revulsion, but living fully, living every aspect of human experience willingly and in service to others.

    That can seem disappointing, that there is not some higher-plane of transcendence, because there is so much that we really would like to transcend, realizing somehow that suffering is not real or necessary, but suffering is core to the nature of life itself. Anam gently returned to the times being more stressful, and he certainly has a broader context for this than most people in our society. He was a boy who wanted to be a Buddhist monk when the monasteries were allowed to re-open in 1978. He studied hard, and meditated diligently, seeking to know and experience all of his life on a higher plane, as transcendent wisdom. This was very difficult for the earnest boy-monk. He felt unsuccessful to be experiencing life ordinarily so much of the time. Through several other stories of “awakening” experiences of Buddhist monks and lamas, Anam portrayed the realization, so long sought, to be the complete experience of life itself, realized at some opportune moment of not searching for it. The “awakening” is to being-a-living-human, working to fully engage life through helping others, not only in some specialized way, but through doing whatever needs to be done in the moment, freely in the giving.

    Some of us stayed and cleaned up, taking up the cushions and the large tarps under the rented tent, folding them, being human together in the unpressured cooperative work. We got to practice a little bit. We were feeling pretty human.


    The fact that jellyfish have survived for 650 million years despite not having brains.

    This gives hope to many Sheeple & their Neoconjob Overlords



    Bill Gates: Failing to deal with viruses since 1985



    Oh, looky, Texas has the most Satanic Soros Procecutors in the Empire of Lies

    That will make it so much easier to implement 15 Minute Concentration Camps® in all the major cities, especially ever so woke Austin




    The Daniel Perry Farce Trial from Austin’s Soros Procecutor: Greg Abbott Vows to Pardon

    Daniel Perry’s car was surrounded and attacked by BLM Rainbow Thugs® and one pointed an A-47 assault weapon at Perry and judging his life was in danger at that shot the thug dead. Perry is an Army veteran.

    Austin is Woketard Central for Texas.

    Gov Abbot’s career is over if he fails to pardon Perry.

    Austin needs to be ‘Ring Fenced’ like Sarajevo in the 1990’s, like many other Empire of Lies Big Shitties


    Davos is a cult. Repeat the mantra: Build Back Better.


    At one time there was a video on Youtube….. The video on Youtube was with a successful man who has worked in creating computer systems and software for the US DOD, the name Ernst seems to have been associated with the man. The person being interviewed related how Steve Jobs and Bill Gates were brought into one project to test one of the systems. The software engineers created a GUI for the testing that allowed manipulation of the underlying database without revealing what was being tested. The system was to have wide use and the idea was to see if Jobs or Gates, as regular users, could “break” the system. One of the takeaways the person gained during the testing was, “Gates just isn’t that bright”. ….. seems to no longer be there.

    just between you and me – anyone who utters the type of statements in public that Gates does, just isn’t that bright. as in the software testing the man is a useful idiot. Were you ever impressed that ole Bill was the World’s Richest Man? Here’s your sign


    It only costs $20-$30 to recycle a solar panel? We already have the solution, it has been present for years with other devices, such as car batteries. When they are sold, a “core charge” or recycling fee needs to be added. Turning in an old one refunds the charge.

    [email protected]

    Re: MRNA in food:

    Someone who knows what they are talking about needs to explain how MRNA survives the digestive process intact (both in farm animals and in humans) before I start thinking this is a problem. Last time I checked, stomach acids break proteins and other things down, which is why most medicines have to be administered intravenously or in the deltoid or gluteus maximus.

    Then there’s the question how MRNA survives at normal refrigeration temperatures in food without breaking down. I thought that the covid “vaccines” had to be kept ultra-cold to maintain MRNA integrity before being administered.

    This sounds like some sort of scam

    [email protected]

    Addendum: OR survive the process of cooking!


    Someone who knows what they are talking about needs to explain how MRNA survives the digestive process intact (both in farm animals and in humans) before I start thinking this is a problem.

    ingesting things with Acidophilus helps renew digestive flora. Why doesn’t the digestive process kill it?

    If MRNA doesn’t get to YOU via ingestion, maybe the idea is that enough of it can survive long enough to invade your natural flora/fauna that DOES survive the digestive process and THEY manufacture spike

    OR they give MRNA to stuff like acidophilus and THEN introduce it into your digestive system.


    “It’s worth taking a look, if one hasn’t, at the works of the Italian communist Antonio Gramsci who, nearly 100 years ago argued for the “Long march through the institutions” that was later adopted by the German activist Rudi Dutschke and others.

    Unhappy the working class was largely ignoring Marx’s admonition to revolt, they chose a more elitist approach to imposing socialism and communism from the top down by taking over the media, entertainment, and education.
    Throughout the Western world, they have been quite successful in recent years, gaining the adherence of many politicians and government agencies in the process.”

    Is this what you were talking about jb? It’s not a secret.

    There’s a weird problem with communicating this, though. It is assumed that one is supposed to look for some sort of secret society type conspiracy theory – and then say, that’s whacko, I don’t see it.

    But of course the principles of guys like Marcuse and Gramsci are being trumpeted wall-to-wall in the clear all day long. You go to practically any corporate web page, they’ll have an ESG-DIE section proclaiming “values” based on their thinking. Fischer-price versions of it being proclaimed across every medium. And people who think there’s something a bit Marxist happening are “conspiracy theorists” because it is assumed they believe some secret thing is happening.

    You take each of these The Current Things as simplified and repeated via corporate HR trainings, twitter, the typical news cycle, etc, and you can draw a line back to the people who coined them – they DID come from people, after all. Those people will have, in the past, cited their influences, their education, which teachers mentored them, what marxist thinkers they referenced in their school papers, etc are there, it’s not THAT secret.

    Like, you can listen to anybody doing the wokeist, marxist critical theory stuff – fischer price version – and say oh now he is doing Marcuse, now he is doing Gramsci and so on. Not only is it recognizable on its face, but it takes a one-time 15-30 minute investment, usually on wikipedia, to trace the origins.

    It’s stupidly simple. We won’t look for what we know will be there so we can say “I don’t know why you’re so obsessed with some sort of secret Marxist takeover” no, not that. I’m pointing out at publicly available messaging, in the clear, and its obvious, verifiable origins. Which apparently cannot be apprehended, because it translates into “shady conspiracy theory about a secret society” before it can hit the frontal cortex.

    I’ve been looking at various moments in contemporary US history thinking, when did the US start to go nuts, when did the culture get crazy?

    I think it started with the election and re-election of Obama

    Intersectionalism was going to be a main marxist battering ram in combination with critical theory. The election of a black man to President of the US signaled a kind of victory over racism in the USA. Are there still assholes in the world? Yes, but the entire system and entire populace aside from statistical noise, was systemically (actually) anti racist.

    I suspect this caused a feeling of urgency in certain parties. If they lost racism, they’d NEVER be able to fulfil the current theory’s – well, “theory” – prophecies. It’d be yet ANOTHER case of Historicity not coming true. Thus the strident campaign insisting that everything now and everything in the past is racist, built on racism, etc. BECAUSE a black man was twice elected to the US Presidency.

    There was no time to waste! Another election cycle or two and people would accuse marxists of being conspiracy theorists when they spoke of some secretive “white supremacist” domination of “The system”

    Thus all the efforts to enrage the general populace.

    I look at the events of the past week or so:

    –whacko trans school shooter (with memory-holed manifesto)
    –“day of trans vengeance” shortly on its heels – not cancelled, no self awareness
    –president to speak on tragedy, talks about fridge full of ice cream, interested in the kids at the back of the room
    –champion female swimmer attacked by a dude in a dress while police passively watch, university issues thanks to the “protestors” no sympathy for the WOMAN
    –Bud Light with hilarious over the top can designs + insane Nike campaign

    All in the space of a week. They really, REALLY want the other side (normies) to be everything they pretend normies are. They REALLY seem to think they can piss normal people off, get THEM to act like violent whackos if they shove enough absurdity in their faces. I am constantly impressed that pretty much everyone gets it. Hell no we are not going to make ourselves a mirror image of your malignant insanity

    Same with all the 2020 BLM stuff. In endless variation. Cmon we KNOW you are secretly as bad as us, you MUST be, everyone MUST be (because we’re Losers, Narcs and Sociopaths, it’s all we can imagine) If we just stress you out enough, SURELY you’ll reveal your “true” nature. So they keep trying. And normal people STILL aren’t narcs and sociopaths. But they need normal everyday people, decent working class people, to act out like they do, NEED it like just one more hit of meth. It comes off as more than just a strategy, but a psychological crutch for the depraved, the weak.

    And this particular current year brand of Marxism, mixed with postmodernism, deconstructionism, and mystery-cultism, seems tailor made as a recursive mental trap for the narcs, the weak and grandiose.


    Bill Gates stated at the Lowy Institute in Australia, before the start of Russia’s Special Military Operation: “The Ukrainian government is one of the worst in the world. Corrupt and controlled by a few rich people.”

    US, Canada, and NATO are worst for knowing and joining the corruption.
    Whjy Canadians were never taught the real history of Europe.

    Rękas: Uchodźcy czy przesiedleńcy?

    Rękas: Refugees or displaced persons?
    “I came to see a warmonger, but you’re a sad old drunk”

    Pelosi was reminded of Nord Stream sabotage,about Iraq, Iran, Libya and Syria,asked why she went to Taiwan…
    In the last 2 days, i’ve been able to swallow and drinking 3 “boost”

    Autonomous Unit

    a “core charge” or recycling fee needs to be added.

    C.O.R. “cash on return” – bring the broken replaced item back, and get some money back. Originally from auto part stores that took parts like starter motors, alternators, etc., to recycle the copper wires, or rebuild them.

    One of my earliest memories is of receiving the oral polio vaccine in a little paper cup filled with water. I was of pre-school age, early 1960’s.


    what’s so great about civilization? how about this:


    Negative connotation, as reaction to this new lunatic plan, is on 15 minutes instead being clear that problem is restricted or forbidden movement beyond 15 minutes range. In addition to a small comment that I placed yesterday, one more time: there is nothing wrong and it is actually beneficial to have most of the basic needs covered within that range.
    To crank a car, again, just you forgot the carton of milk is becoming evidently more and more ridiculous.


    Thanks for the “Capricornia”. Great tune while I never heard of the band before.
    One think that I may add that all (8 mm) films are proverbial footage of their parents if not grandparents.


    ‘The world economy is facing its weakest period of growth since the 1990s

    That’s excellent news, since growth is the problem!


    If not for Bill Gates’ “espousal” of commodity hardware, we would probably still have a chip fab industry in this country. DEC was among his early victims.


    Wild temperature swings on land masses are irrelevant when evaluating the rate of Planetary Meltdown. Indeed, the more Planetary Meltdown proceeds, the greater the swings in temperature of land masses is expected to be.

    What matters is the heat content of the oceans and the amount of ice left to be melted.

    Every year that passes, the heat content of the oceans increases, and the amount of ice left to be melted decreases.

    Changes in ocean heat content have far-reaching consequences for the planet’s marine and terrestrial ecosystems; including multiple impacts to coastal ecosystems and communities. Direct effects include variations in sea level and sea ice, shifts in intensity of the water cycle, and the migration and extinction of marine life.[10][11]

    In 2022, the world’s oceans, as given by OHC, were again the hottest in the historical record and exceeded the previous 2021 record maximum.[12]’


    Those who wish to deny that Planetary Meltdown is occurring focus attention on the irrelevant.


    As for the “Marx themed”, I still stick to my hypothetical image of you and Dr D preaching “your shtick” somewhere in the former communist block countries and being laughed-off by the people who actually lived in that system.
    Tyranny existed in many forms before 1917 and is evolving into something different and new post 1990.
    otherwise what were the Korean and Vietnam wars for? Or the destruction of Easter block. Why destroy the ” good stuff”
    that is already secured in place?
    I could go on but is getting tiresome.


    Things are heating up more than fake Global warming for the cultists.

    fake vaxs, fake genders, fake care, fake democracy, fake laws… Real death coming for every one of them.

    “She can’t have one”

    “who says I can’t? I want one, Give it to me ! Now ! I want the World, I want the whole World.
    I want to lock it all up in my pocket, it’s my bar of chocolate.

    Give it to me Now !

    I want today, I want tomorrow. I want to wear ’em like braids in my hair, and I don’t want to share. “

    I want a DICK and I want it now! Give me a dick. I don’t want my dick, cut it off. I want tits NOW, give me tits. I don’t want my tits, cut them off, NOW !

    NO ! I want to shit in that room, not this room. Give me their room now ! I want to stand up and piss in the sit down ladies toilet. I want what I want because it’s not what I have- and I want it NOW ! Give it to me NOW !

    Fuck Govern me harder Daddy, give it to me Daddy Govt, harder Daddy Joe. Tell me what to think, not how to think.

    Ahhh Libtards, Transtards, Cult tards….

    Kill them all

    – Yeadon

    Pelosi- needs moar ice scream bitch, drown that skank in cream.

    Ahhhnold- Fuck you Arnie, too late to retract your irrational fear faggot. You’re cancelled. Did your Daddy run concentration camps Arnold?


    much higher CO2. much higher temperature. Earth chock full of life. Didn’t turn into Venus.

    When very large animals as well as any other type of animal were roaming verdant forests at -40 degrees and 40 degrees latitude, the equator was ALSO full of life.

    ie MORE co2, warmer temperatures, MORE STABLE climate. From actual scientific data. Millions of years of it. As opposed to “scientific data” comprised of faked models, faked data, conjecture, and religious faith

    Your apocalyptic religion is nuts.


    Wild swings in temperature (due to destabilisation of the Jet Streams) are not entirely irrelevant, since they cause major damage to crops and can kill trees, and can cause major damage to infrastructure.

    Airstrip Five experienced the worst ever tornado events recently. This follows on from the worst ever cyclone events of a few months ago.

    We can be certain that The Controllers will continue to make everything that matters worse faster, whilst at the same time operating financial scams described as climate change mitigation etc. that do no mitigation whatsoever but do allow Ponzi Schemes to be perpetuated a little longer.


    The slippery slime ball Macron will say and do anything to keep his snout in the public feeding trough. What’s new? They -the psychopaths at the top- are all tarred with the same brush.


    Thew same old worn-out, tedious, thoroughly discredited arguments from the fuckwit brigade.

    And indirect ad hominem attacks, with zero supporting evidence, as usual.


    Wild swings in temperature (due to destabilisation of the Jet Streams) are not entirely irrelevant

    Gee, so when there were giant dinosaurs roaming antarctica up to 40s latitude… what does your religion say would happen?

    The equator was lifeless, waterless, too hot, unlivable?

    NO, no the newest belief says it caused EXTREMES – nothing but the small hardiest of animals could live in the equatorial zones, due to all others being wiped out by too much water, not enough, F1,000 tornadoes, cat2000 hurricanes, heat waves, massive blizzards, mud slides, etc – all the animals had to be just dying and dying in the equatorial zones when antarctica had verdant forests full of animals, PER YOUR RELIGION

    oh wait no, it was full of life, doing quite well. Strangely, up to 40s latitude AND YET doing fantastic in the equatorial zones as well. Not Venus. Not catastrophic extremes.

    Surely if we are experiencing catastropic extremes now and we can blame that on global warming, then supermassive global warming putting triceratops in antarctica would cause orders of magnitude more extremes! (hint – scientists already studied this and found out the climate DOES NOT work that way)


    Fatal seizures in young people: COVID-19 mRNA vaccine spike protein in the brain causes inflammation that can lead to potentially fatal seizures



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