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RFK Jr. Explains How He Began Investigating the Vaccine Industry & Uncovered 'Agency Capture on Steroids'
"All of my conspiracy theories have about a 3 month shelf life before they become reality"@RobertKennedyJr @Hillsdale pic.twitter.com/4vHVm2mQFp
— Chief Nerd (@TheChiefNerd) April 9, 2023
Kill them all, I can't say I disagree with him.
"Previously, I was against capital punishment. So this shows the magnitude of the offenses against humanity. That's why they cannot be allowed to roam free and do it… pic.twitter.com/EfUpOyAHb6
— notapianokey (@notapianokey) April 7, 2023
50 years of bank credit
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." pic.twitter.com/rmz2ousQ7W
— Mark Alan Pearce (@PearceAlan1962) April 9, 2023
Joe Rogan on Douglass Murray’s theory that every civilization that’s on the brink of collapse becomes obsessed with gender#mentaldisorder pic.twitter.com/HPW8LcHe7F
— • ᗰISᑕᕼIᗴᖴ ™ • (@4Mischief) April 8, 2023
Putin Holy Book
We have been messaging our concerns over safety and lack of informed consent throughout the campaign. Heart breaking to see young people with @moderna_tx @pfizer MIS resulting in disability tracheotomy etc. Warn others. #courageousdiscourse @NurseFreedom @Kimberly_NFN pic.twitter.com/pTrsc9IekV
— Peter A. McCullough, MD, MPH™ (@P_McCulloughMD) April 10, 2023
“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.”
“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.
Pour une dynamique réciproque.
De paix, de stabilité et de prospérité. pic.twitter.com/88onfS4W9m
— Emmanuel Macron (@EmmanuelMacron) April 9, 2023
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.
Paris April 8
FRANCE – In Paris protestors are out in force and will not stop.
Silence from Macron, silence from the media.
Vive la France 🇫🇷 pic.twitter.com/viJ75A3ePc
— Lawyers For Justice Ireland (@LFJIreland) April 8, 2023
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?
“..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.
“..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.
“..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.
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.
“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.
“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.
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.
“..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.
BRICS+ is taking over and there’s nothing the West can do about it. The US dollar won’t be the worlds reserve currency and the US Govt won’t be able to print money on the backs of other nations. US Govt bonds will be junk because of insane US debt. The End https://t.co/DTl8nIEuhE
— Kim Dotcom (@KimDotcom) December 18, 2022
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.
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.
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.
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.
“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.
“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.”
“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.
13 years ago – Collateral Murder
13 years ago this week Julian Assange published the Collateral Murder video showing the killing over a dozen people in Iraq, including 2 @Reuters journalists, seriously wounding 2 children
He faces a 175 year sentence if extradited for truthful publishing https://t.co/GTT00ttQMp pic.twitter.com/RXCIBs0lrd
— WikiLeaks (@wikileaks) April 9, 2023
Make a joyful noise unto the Lord this Easter Sunday. pic.twitter.com/oNINB7Y0pU
— George Webb – Investigative Journalist (@RealGeorgeWebb1) April 9, 2023
Dark side of clean energy: Solar panels leaving behind toxic trash
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