Apr 112023

Paul Cézanne River Bend (Coin de rivière) 1865


The Pentagon Leaks Charade (Pepe Escobar)
Explosive Pentagon Leak May Be An Insider Job – Reuters (RT)
Secret Pentagon Documents First Surfaced On Internet In January – WSJ (TASS)
Leaked Documents A ‘Serious Risk’ – Pentagon (RT)
What’s Known So Far From The Leaked Intelligence Files (ZH)
US Military Pilots Apparently Told To Fly Farther From Crimea – WaPo (RT)
US Spying On Zelensky – CNN (RT)
Leaked Pentagon Documents: Scenarios For Israeli Arms Pipeline To Kiev (TASS)
Ukrainian Air Defense Missiles To Run Out By May – WSJ (RT)
Zelensky Losing Control Of Intelligence Agents – Media (RT)
The Future of US Nuclear Strategy (Scott Ritter)
London Wants To ‘Scorch’ Ukraine Earth With Uranium Shells – Zakharova (TASS)
The Tik Tok President (SN)
India and China To Drive Half Of World’s Economic Growth – IMF (RT)
Musk Responds To Criticism Over Medvedev Tweet (RT)
Lawmaker Proposes To Unblock Twitter In Russia (TASS)
A Nervous Hiatus (Jim Kunstler)
The Three Most Important Lessons from Three Years of Hell (Kory)





We must win




















Lots about the leaked files today, inevitably. Are they real? Who leaked them? What does it mean that they were first leaked 3 months ago? Why didn’t anyone say something then? Let’s start with Pepe.

“It oozes the impression it was redacted based on open data, and not actual intel. And all that packaged by some quite shoddy work.”

The Pentagon Leaks Charade (Pepe Escobar)

The script reads like a spoof straight out of legendary Mad magazine 1960’s cartoon “Spy vs. Spy”: Secret Pentagon Documents Fall in the Hands of Malign Russia. Well, actually in the hands of millions accessing Twitter and Telegram. So here, at face value, we have a major leak essentially detailing Pentagon planning for the next stage of the NATO vs. Russia proxy war in Ukraine: the interminably debated Spring “counter-offensive” that may, or may not, start in mid-April, as well as war plans shared with FVEY – the Five Eyes. The leaked intel might – and the operative word is “might” – be advantageous to Russia were this not to be misdirection: and the possibility is quite real.

The inestimable Ray McGovern, who knows one or two things about the CIA, noted whether the Pentagon is “falsifying kill-ratio to gild Easter lilies in Kyiv? Recent leak of an apparently official NATO document shows 71,500 Ukrainians KIA and only 16,000 to 17,500 Russians, a far cry from earlier Pentagon ‘estimates’. All sounds so Vietnam-déjà vu!” So this may be Vietnam all over again – never count on the Pentagon learning from their mistakes – but could be something way more alarming, according to a top Beltway intel source, retired: “Our interpretation of this breach is that intel sources in the United States have released critical intel data in order to avoid a nuclear war with Russia.”

As it stands, the only certainty is that the spin war has gone berserk. So the leaker may have been a – disgruntled – U.S. insider. No, wait: the whole thing may be fake, as the Pentagon insists. In spin speak, that would be an attempt to “spread false information that could harm the U.S.”. Tweaked or not, the “secret” Pentagon comparative war dead ratio between Russians and Ukrainians still does not make sense. The numbers appear to reflect Bakhmut/Artemovsk casualties, where Russian casualty ratios were highest. Yet reliable on the ground Russian military correspondents assure the ratio is really 10 to 1, with the Russians employing the snail technique combined with a formidable artillery mincing machine.

[..] From the point of view of valuable military information, the indispensable Andrei Martyanov summed it all up: these “documents” contain none, apart from confirming that the Pentagon is absolutely clueless on the SMO: why is it happening, what is the modus operandi and what it plans to achieve. Kremlin spokesman Dmitri Peskov did cut to the chase: “We don’t have the slightest doubt about direct or indirect involvement of the U.S. and NATO (…) it cannot influence the final outcome of the special operation.” As Martyanov stresses, Russia maneuvers an extremely advanced ISR (Intelligence, Surveillance and Reconnaissance) complex, including human intel on the ground, electronic warfare and satellite constellations: “In terms of war correlates and combat statistics – I wouldn’t touch anything coming from Pentagon with a long stick.”

There are indeed several serious issues with the Pentagon “top secret” intel. It oozes the impression it was redacted based on open data, and not actual intel. And all that packaged by some quite shoddy work. For instance, the insistence to “re-equip” Ukrainian air defense with missiles is not supported by data on where such missiles will be coming from. The name of the NASAMS – the middle range, ground based air defense system co-developed by Raytheon – is misspelled. In official NATO documents, weapons from the USSR and from Russia are indicated in NATO codification. There is no style uniformity: it’s a messy mix of official code designations and transliterations from Russian into English.

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They range from a “disgruntled employee to an insider threat who actively wanted to undermine US national security interests..”

Couldn’t have been someone who doesn’t like the risk of a nuclear war…

Explosive Pentagon Leak May Be An Insider Job – Reuters (RT)

The Pentagon suspects that a US citizen rather than a foreigner may have been responsible for the apparent leak of classified information containing several bombshell revelations, Reuters has reported. Officials offered several explanations of what may have motivated the leaker. Photos of documents appearing to originate from the Pentagon, with many marked as highly classified, were posted online in March. However, Western media reported that they may be authentic only last week. There are four of five theories on why the person or the group behind the leak did it, one of the US officials interviewed by Reuters said on condition of anonymity. They range from a “disgruntled employee to an insider threat who actively wanted to undermine US national security interests,” the news agency said on Sunday. Part of the ongoing investigation focuses on looking into how widely intelligence is shared internally to limit the sample of possible culprits, according to the sources.

Reuters stressed that it could not independently authenticate the leaked materials. US investigators claimed they could not rule out that some of the documents could have been doctored to mislead the inquiry or to disseminate false information. Media outlets produced a number of explosive reports based on the leak, some of which indicate that the US is spying on its closest allies, such as South Korea or Israel. One story asserted that the Israeli spy agency Mossad was fueling protests against Benjamin Netanyahu, a claim that the serving prime minister rejected as false. Several of the documents purportedly show the Pentagon’s perception of and actions regarding the conflict in Ukraine. The Ukrainian president, Vladimir Zelensky, was one of the targets of US espionage, CNN has reported. Another story by The Washington Post claimed that in late September 2022 Russia “almost shot down” a British spy plane.

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Wait. They’re 3 months old?! What happened in the meantime?

Secret Pentagon Documents First Surfaced On Internet In January – WSJ (TASS)

The classified Pentagon and US intelligence documents that recently appeared on the Internet first surfaced online in January, weeks before setting off alarms in the international community, the Wall Street Journal reported on Sunday. According to the newspaper, the documents were posted “to a small group on a messaging channel that trafficked in memes, jokes and racist talk.” In January, an anonymous member of the chat posted files containing info on the Ukrainian conflict and intercepted messages on US allies, including Israel and South Korea, most of which were marked as classified. Hundreds of documents remained available to a narrow group of users of the Discord platform until early last month, when one of them posted some files to platforms with a wider audience. As soon as the leaked files attracted wider attention, the users rushed to delete their accounts and wipe the servers, fearing prosecution by US authorities or scrutiny from foreign intelligence agencies, the WSJ added.

US media reported earlier that the departments of Defense and Justice were investigating a leak of secret documents revealing American and NATO plans to build up Ukrainian forces before a counteroffensive. Numerous tranches of documents disclosing sensitive information about weapons delivery timeframes and troop strengths were posted on Twitter and Telegram. On Friday, the New York Times reported that another batch of classified US documents on Ukraine had been leaked on the Internet. The materials include sensitive briefing slides on the Middle East and China, the newspaper said. Those documents that appeared on the Internet may have been doctored, Reuters said. According to the news agency, the leak is seen as one of the biggest breaches of secret data since more than 700,000 documents, videos and diplomatic cables were released through WikiLeaks in 2013.

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“..the photos circulating on various social media platforms “appear to show documents similar in format to those used to provide daily updates to our senior leaders..”

Leaked Documents A ‘Serious Risk’ – Pentagon (RT)

In the first official comment on the online publication of classified military intelligence documents, a spokesman for the US Department of Defense said on Monday that this represented a “very serious risk” to Washington. The documents pose “a very serious risk to national security and have the potential to spread disinformation,” Chris Meagher told reporters. A Pentagon team is working to assess whether the documents are genuine, but the photos circulating on various social media platforms “appear to show documents similar in format to those used to provide daily updates to our senior leaders on Ukraine and Russia-related operations, as well as other intelligence updates,” Meagher added, while insisting that some “appear to have been altered.”

While the initial revelations concerned the Ukraine conflict, the latest batch of files that appeared on Friday contained information about China, South Korea, the “Indo-Pacific military theater,” the Middle East, counter-terrorism operations, and Israel. “We’re still investigating how this happened, as well as the scope of the issue,” Meagher said, adding that “there have been steps to take a closer look at how this type of information is distributed and to whom.” The crackdown has restricted the flow of intelligence at the Pentagon and indicates “a high level of panic” at the military, the Washington Post reported over the weekend, citing anonymous sources inside the DoD. One official told Reuters there were four or five theories as to who could have been a source, ranging from a “disgruntled employee to an insider threat.”

Both Russia and Ukraine have brushed off the documents’ significance. According to the Kremlin, Moscow has long known about Washington’s direct involvement in the conflict. Meanwhile, Russian military analysts speculated the information in the Pentagon briefings may have been falsified to mislead Russia about the upcoming Ukrainian “spring counteroffensive.” Ukrainian President Vladimir Zelensky’s adviser, Mikhail Podoliak, had initially dismissed the documents as fake and accused Russia of spreading disinformation. By Sunday, however, CNN was reporting that Kiev had already changed some of its military plans in response to the revelations. Aleksey Danilov, the secretary of Ukraine’s National Security and Defense Council, tweeted on Monday that there was no “magic date” for the Ukrainian attack, and that it was actually taking place “every day” on the battlefield.

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More on the way.

What’s Known So Far From The Leaked Intelligence Files (ZH)

Here are 14 more major revelations contained within the leaked intel document trove based on various media sources:

• Locations of CIA recruitment efforts focused on human agents which have access to closed-door conversations of world leaders
• Russia’s Wagner Group tried to obtain weapons from a NATO member: Turkey. Also, some of the internal future plans of Wagner are apparently known to US intelligence
• Details of sensitive satellite technology used to track Russian forces, namely the “LAPIS time-series video” – described as an advanced satellite system, which up until now has been a closely guarded secret
• Ukraine battlefield assessments prepared by the Pentagon
• The Guardian: “One slide suggested that a small contingent of less than a hundred special operations personnel from NATO members France, America, Britain, and Latvia were already active in Ukraine.”
• Descriptions of intelligence collection activities by the CIA, NSA, the Defense Intelligence Agency, law enforcement agencies and the National Reconnaissance Office (NRO)
• One Feb. 23 review of the battlefield situation in Ukraine’s Donbas forecasts a “grinding campaign of attrition” by Russia that “is likely heading toward a stalemate, thwarting Moscow’s goal to capture the entire region in 2023.”
• WaPo: “The U.S. intelligence community has penetrated the Russian military and its commanders so deeply that it can warn Ukraine in advance of attacks and reliably assess the strengths and weaknesses of Russian forces.”
• WaPo: “A single page in the leaked trove reveals that the U.S. intelligence community knew the Russian Ministry of Defense had transmitted plans to strike Ukrainian troop positions in two locations on a certain date in February and that Russian military planners were preparing strikes on a dozen energy facilities and an equal number of bridges in Ukraine.”
• WaPo: A summary of analysis from the CIA’s World Intelligence Review, a daily publication for senior policymakers, says that Beijing is likely to view attacks by Ukraine deep inside Russian territory as “an opportunity to cast NATO as the aggressor,” and that China could increase its support to Russia if it felt the attacks were “significant.”
• Ukraine’s robust Soviet-era air defenses — which have thus far minimized the participation of Russian aircraft – could run out of ammunition in next several weeks.
• A purported CIA intelligence update — claims Israel’s Mossad supported protests against Prime Minister Netanyahu’s Supreme Court reform scheme.
• One report says internal discussions show that South Korean officials are wary of requests to hand over artillery shells to the United States to replenish American stockpiles, out of concern they’d end up in Ukraine.
• Another report says that Ukrainian Air Defense is in peril if it’s not reinforced by Western allies

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“The MOD stated that the MQ-9 crashed on its own after going “into uncontrolled flight.”

US Military Pilots Apparently Told To Fly Farther From Crimea – WaPo (RT)

The US has apparently instructed its military to fly surveillance aircraft much farther from Crimea, Russia than they are allowed by international law, the Washington Post reported on Sunday, citing a leaked Pentagon document. The report comes after a trove of US classified files on the Ukraine conflict was dumped online last week. According to the newspaper, one document contains a map of an area where US spy planes may fly. It reportedly shows a boundary that starts around 12 miles (19.3 km) off the coast of Crimea, which is in accordance with international law, and a second line about 50 miles (80.4 km) from the shore marked as ‘SECDEF Direct Standoff’.

The map indicates that Defense Secretary Lloyd Austin “may have ordered US pilots to keep aircraft farther from the peninsula,” the Post wrote. On March 14, the US European Command (EUCOM) said Russian fighter jets forced it to bring down its own MQ-9 Reaper surveillance drone that was flying in international airspace above the Black Sea. According to EUCOM, Su-27s dumped fuel on the UAV and one of the Russian planes struck its propeller. The Russian Defense Ministry said the drone had entered a restricted area outlined by Moscow for its military operation in Ukraine.

The MOD stated that the MQ-9 crashed on its own after going “into uncontrolled flight.” Moscow also denied that there was physical contact between the drone and the planes dispatched to intercept it. Last week, the Pentagon and the Department of Justice launched separate probes into the leaks of top-secret files. One document circulating on social media appears to be a daily dispatch from the battlefield and shows the disposition of Ukrainian forces, as well as their training schedule. Another document seen by the Post claims that Russian jets nearly shot down a British reconnaissance aircraft over the Black Sea in September 2022.

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US Spying On Zelensky – CNN (RT)

The US has been spying on Ukrainian President Vladimir Zelensky, CNN reported on Sunday, citing alleged intelligence reports that were leaked online last week. The supposed classified files are related to the Ukraine-Russia conflict, including a daily dispatch from the battlefield. The US allegedly surveilled the Ukrainian leader using signals intelligence, which the National Security Agency defines as communication intercepted from electronic devices. A source close to Zelensky was quoted as saying that the news is “unsurprising,” adding that officials in Kiev are “deeply frustrated” about the leak. According to CNN, a US intelligence report said that in late February, Zelensky “suggested striking Russian deployment locations in Russia’s Rostov Oblast” with drones because Kiev does not have long-range weapons that can hit targets that far.

US Secretary of State Antony Blinken said last year that Kiev promised not to use American-made HIMARS multiple rocket launchers to strike targets deep inside Russia. Several newspapers reported at the time that, in order to avoid additional escalation with Moscow, Washington modified the launchers delivered to Ukraine so they could not fire longer-range projectiles. Drones have been used to attack airfields, oil depots, and other targets inside Russia after Moscow launched its military operation in the neighboring state in February 2022. The Russian Defense Ministry said last month that a Ukrainian modification of a Soviet-made Tu-141 Strizh (Swift) UAV was downed in Tula Region, 250km from the border with Ukraine.

Moscow claims that Kiev has used HIMARS and Western-supplied howitzers to kill civilians in Russia’s newly incorporated territories, which most countries still consider parts of Ukraine. The Donetsk and Lugansk People’s Republics, as well as Kherson and Zaporozhye Regions, joined Russia after holding referendums in September. Other leaked documents show that the US has also been spying on state officials in South Korea and Israel, two key allies of Washington. South Korean President Yoon Suk-yeol’s office said Seoul plans to discuss the “issues raised” as a result of the leak with the US. The Israeli government, meanwhile, rejected the “mendacious” claim from a leaked Pentagon document that the country’s intelligence agency, Mossad, was encouraging its staff and citizens to participate in street protests against the planned judicial reform.

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Trying to draw in israel… as China and Russia are uniting the Arab world…

Leaked Pentagon Documents: Scenarios For Israeli Arms Pipeline To Kiev (TASS)

The classified Pentagon and US intelligence documents that were recently leaked and appeared on the Internet sketch out potential scenarios in which Israel would supply Ukraine with lethal weapons, CNN reported. According to the media outlet, one of the documents, titled “Israel: Pathways to Providing Lethal Aid to Ukraine,” says that the Jewish state “likely will consider providing lethal aid under increased US pressure or a perceived degradation” in its relationship with Russia. NBC News, in turn, specified that a February 28 document assessed hypothetical situations that might drive Israel to provide military aid to Ukraine, as well as the types of weapons that could make up such deliveries to Kiev.

The so-called Turkish model is regarded as the most likely scenario, wherein Israel “sells lethal defense systems or provides them through third-party entities,” while openly advocating for peace and “offering to host mediation efforts.” Under an alternative scenario, Moscow’s support for Iran and Syria may prompt Israel to provide Ukraine with lethal aid. Earlier, Deputy Pentagon Press Secretary Sabrina Singh stated that the US Department of Defense “continues to review and assess the validity of the photographed documents that are circulating on social media sites.” According to her, “an interagency effort has been stood up, focused on assessing the impact these photographed documents could have on US national security and on our Allies and partners.”

According to Reuters, the leaked documents may have been doctored. They concern plans by the US and NATO to prepare the Ukrainian armed forces for a counteroffensive. Numerous files revealing information about weapons supply schedules and the number of troops were posted, particularly to Twitter and Telegram. The news agency points out that this could be the biggest leak since over 700,000 files, videos and diplomatic cables appeared on the Wikileaks website in 2013.

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“..Ukraine needs 16 Iris-T or NASAMS batteries and 12 Patriot or SAMP-T batteries. US President Joe Biden has authorized the deployment of one Patriot battery, while Germany has pledged another..”

Ukrainian Air Defense Missiles To Run Out By May – WSJ (RT)

Ukraine will run out of most of its anti-air missiles by May, the Wall Street Journal reported on Monday, citing classified Pentagon documents leaked on social media. Facing the prospect of Russian air superiority, Kiev has been asking for more air defense systems from the West for months. According to a purported Pentagon presentation dated February 28, Ukraine is expending around 69 Buk missiles and 200 S-300 missiles per month, the newspaper reported. At this rate of fire, Kiev’s forces will be out of Buk ammunition by the end of this week, and will deplete its S-300 stockpile by May 3, it said. Sourcing missiles for these Soviet-built platforms is proving difficult for Kiev and its Western backers.

In their place, Ukraine has received three German Iris-T and eight American NASAMS anti-air systems. However, these systems consume around 64 missiles per month, and their limited number cannot cover as much territory as Ukraine’s S-300s, according to the document. To cover the shortfall, American military planners reportedly estimate that Ukraine needs 16 Iris-T or NASAMS batteries and 12 Patriot or SAMP-T batteries. US President Joe Biden has authorized the deployment of one Patriot battery, while Germany has pledged another and France and Italy have promised one SAMP-T system. None of these have reached Ukraine yet, a Ukrainian military spokesman told the Wall Street Journal.

Ukrainian President Vladimir Zelensky has been asking the US and its allies for more air defense systems since last year, calling this equipment his “number one priority.” Zelensky and his aides have also pleaded for Western-made fighter jets like the American F-16, and while some European countries have said they are open to the idea, the US has thus far refused. The Pentagon has not yet confirmed the authenticity of the presentation, which is part of a trove of secret documents leaked and posted on social media over the last week. Other files in the leak detail the US’ war plans in Ukraine, its surveillance of its allies, and other “sensitive” material related to Ukraine, China, the Middle East, and terrorism.

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“..a bunch of rogue elements inside the [Ukrainian] government that are basically doing whatever they want..”

Zelensky Losing Control Of Intelligence Agents – Media (RT)

The US believes that elements of Ukraine’s intelligence service carried out a cross-border attack on a Russian spy plane in Belarus without approval from the Ukrainian government, Breaking Points journalist Saagar Enjeti reported on Monday, citing leaked documents. The attack saw a drone inflict minor damage to a Russian A-50 early warning and control aircraft stationed at the Machulishchy air base in Belarus last month. Belarusian authorities arrested a number of suspects, one allegedly linked to the Ukrainian secret police organization, the SBU, which Belarusian President Alexander Lukashenko accused of orchestrating the attack with help from the CIA. The Ukrainian Foreign Ministry “categorically” denied any involvement by Kiev, while Ukrainian presidential adviser Mikhail Podoliak blamed the attack solely on “local partisans.”

The Pentagon, however, assessed that the SBU carried out the attack without seeking the approval of President Vladimir Zelensky or his officials, Enjeti said in a video report on Tuesday. The alleged Pentagon documents containing the assessment were leaked on social media last week, and have since received considerable media attention. The report on the plane attack raises the question of “how much control does Zelensky actually have” over his own intelligence apparatus, Enjeti said. “Perhaps this lends credence to the idea that there are a bunch of rogue elements inside the [Ukrainian] government that are basically doing whatever they want,” he continued, citing a string of terrorist attacks within Russia as potential SBU operations. The Kremlin has repeatedly blamed Ukraine and its intelligence services for these attacks, which include the bombing of the Crimean Bridge and the assassinations of journalist Daria Dugina and military blogger Vladlen Tatarsky.

“Whenever Ukraine does something, who is doing it?” Enjeti asked. “Zelensky presents himself as the leader … but obviously there are elements of the government there that don’t listen to him. Who knows what they’re going to drag us into.” The US Department of Defense has not confirmed the authenticity of the leaked documents, although a department spokesman told reporters on Monday that the files posted on social media were “similar in format” to those used in Pentagon briefings and intelligence updates. The leak presents “a very serious risk” to Washington, he added. Other files in the leak detail the US’ war plans in Ukraine, its surveillance of its allies, Kiev’s rapidly depleting ammunition situation, and other “sensitive” material related to Ukraine, China, the Middle East, and terrorism.

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“Any man who draws upon the wisdom and patience displayed by President Kennedy to defuse the Cuban Missile Crisis would be on the right track when it comes to arms control.”

The Future of US Nuclear Strategy (Scott Ritter)

The harsh reality today is that neither of the two potential sources of viable presidential candidates for the 2024 election — Democratic National Committee or MAGA Republicans — are positioned to effect meaningful, positive change regarding either U.S. nuclear posture or underlying arms control policy. That leaves the American people, and the world as a whole, with the inevitability of a massive nuclear arms race between the U.S. and Russia, which will unfold unconstrained by meaningful arms control treaty-mandated limitations. This is nothing short of a recipe for disaster, a witch’s brew of ignorance-based fear magnified by the lack of inspections designed to mollify concerns over the respective nuclear threats posed by two nations no longer willing to engage in meaningful dialogue and, as a result, perched on the precipice of an apocalyptic abyss.

In short, a vote for either Biden/the Democratic establishment or Trump/MAGA Republicans is a vote in favor of continuous nuclear-armed Russian roulette, where there exists only one certainty — eventually the pistol will go off. But in this case, it’s not a pistol, but a nuclear weapon that leads to general nuclear war and the termination of life on planet earth as we currently know and understand it. The rally held in Washington, D.C., on Feb. 19 provided a platform for some voices of sanity who have presidential potential, either as independent candidates, or rogue outliers within their respective party establishments. Tulsi Gabbard, Dennis Kucinich, Ron Paul, and Jimmy Dore all addressed the threat posed by nuclear weapons and the need to control them through meaningful arms control.


But none who spoke have put anything in writing that would remotely constitute an arms control “standard” that could compete with either Biden or Trump — or their proxies — on the public stage. Moreover, other than Dore, a comedian, none of these individuals has announced an intention to run, making moot, for the moment at least, the notion of a third option on arms control and American nuclear posture. Robert F. Kennedy, Jr., the nephew of former President John F. Kennedy, has announced his intention to challenge Biden for the Democratic nomination. While Kennedy, at this juncture, appears to be a long-shot, the likely mental and physical deterioration and possible incapacitation of Biden between now and November 2024, combined with the inadequacy of Vice President Kamala Harris as a presidential candidate, means the Democratic field could be thrown open.

Kennedy’s announcement puts him in position to be either the candidate himself, or to challenge whatever establishment figure the Democratic Party selects for the job. The question is whether Kennedy is willing or able to articulate a new American standard on arms control, one that embraces the best of the Trump Standard without the pugilistic arrogance Trump brings with it. Kennedy has not published a detailed position on arms control and the U.S. nuclear posture. But in a recent conversation with me, he spoke about the legacy of his uncle, Jack Kennedy, and how he took guidance from that legacy. Any man who draws upon the wisdom and patience displayed by President Kennedy to defuse the Cuban Missile Crisis would be on the right track when it comes to arms control.

Ritter US Army

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“The Serbs were the first victims and the Italians second in line, studying how depleted uranium affects the personnel using it..”

London Wants To ‘Scorch’ Ukraine Earth With Uranium Shells – Zakharova (TASS)

The United Kingdom wants to turn the territory of Ukraine into a “scorched earth” by supplying Kiev with depleted uranium munitions, Russian Foreign Ministry spokeswoman Maria Zakharova said. The diplomat drew attention to statements from the UK Ministry of Defense, which said the day before that the impact of depleted uranium munitions on the health of military personnel and the environment would likely be “small.” “The UK, by supplying depleted uranium munitions to Ukraine, wants to turn its territory into a scorched and desolate land. No Russian will be spoken there, no Ukrainian will be spoken there, there will only be silence. Like in Pripyat and Chernobyl,” she wrote on her Telegram channel on Monday.

Zakharova recalled that depleted uranium munitions were mass-produced and used in NATO operations. “To a large extent, operations with such munitions in the NATO contingent were carried out by Italian servicemen. <…> Italian soldiers’ area of responsibility in Yugoslavia included territories where more than half of all the depleted uranium munitions were fired,” she added. “The Serbs were the first victims and the Italians second in line, studying how depleted uranium affects the personnel using it,” Zakharova said. She pointed to the growing number of lawsuits filed by Italians against the country’s defense ministry. “The underlying reason is the same – cancer. Cancer from handling depleted uranium munitions,” she said.

British Parliamentary Secretary of State Baroness Annabel Goldie said in a written response to a question by a member of the House of Lords in March that the United Kingdom would supply Ukraine with shells containing depleted uranium and having increased efficiency in destroying armored vehicles. The British Defense Ministry described depleted uranium as a standard component of armor-piercing ammunition, which has been used for decades. Commenting on the decision of the British authorities, Russian President Vladimir Putin said that Russia would be forced to respond accordingly to the fact that “the West is already starting to use weapons with a nuclear component.” The Russian embassy in the UK warned London against transferring depleted uranium ammunition to Kiev. The diplomatic mission’s commentary stressed that the move was fraught with an escalation of the conflict, while the use of such munitions in Ukraine would affect the health of the local population.

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“The White Host brought more than a dozen influencers to a State of Union watch party and was asked by one “when are we going to get press briefing passes?”

The Tik Tok President (SN)

According to an Axios report, Joe Biden’s campaign team is readying an “Army” of social media influencers and intends to station them within a briefing room at the White House. Biden’s handlers have apparently decided that the only way he’s going to win another election against Donald Trump is by securing the youth vote, a tough task given that he’s the oldest President ever. Deputy chief of staff Jen O’Malley Dillon said, “We’re trying to reach young people, but also moms who use different platforms to get information and climate activists and people whose main way of getting information is digital.” Going after the brainwashed Tik Tok obsessed woke crowd then, essentially. The report further notes that in February The White Host brought more than a dozen influencers to a State of Union watch party and was asked by one “when are we going to get press briefing passes?” prompting the administration to become “actually very responsive to it.” It’s like something out of Idiocracy:

Biden’s handlers have done this before, back in March last year they hosted around 30 TikTok stars and gave them a briefing on events in Ukraine. White House director of digital strategy, Rob Flaherty decried that the influencers should be getting information from “an authoritative source.” The news also comes amid revelations that George Soros’ son is a regular visitor to the White House, having been invited 14 times since Biden took office. Why? As we highlighted last week, Biden is drowning with voters on every issue, and only one third want to see him win another term. When it comes to Democrats or Democratic-leaning independents, a majority, 54 percent, said they would prefer a different candidate, with only 44 percent giving approval of Biden as the nominee. Among voters under the age of 35, Biden is favoured as a candidate by just 26 percent

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It won’t come from the EU. Or the US.

India and China To Drive Half Of World’s Economic Growth – IMF (RT)

The global economic slowdown will continue this year, but Asia will remain “a bright spot,” says the International Monetary Fund (IMF). India and China will account for half of the global growth, with “some momentum” expected to come from emerging economies, according to IMF Managing Director Kristalina Georgieva. The IMF chief forecast the world’s economy to grow at less than 3% in 2023, in line with the fund’s January estimate of 2.9%. Georgieva said the pattern would remain over the next five years, since the period of slower economic activity should be prolonged. She stated that the projections represent the IMF’s “lowest medium-term growth forecast since 1990, and [are] well below the average of 3.8% from the past two decades.”

Some 90% of advanced economies are expected to witness a decline in their growth rates in 2023, Georgieva said. She also said that low-income nations were being handicapped by sluggish demand for their exports, with their per-capita income growth remaining below that of emerging economies. According to IMF projections, poverty and hunger, which measurably increased during the Covid-19 pandemic, could still grow further. Georgieva’s comments come ahead of this week’s spring meetings of the IMF and the World Bank, where policy-makers will convene to discuss the global economy’s most pressing issues.

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“All news is to some degree propaganda. Let people decide for themselves..”

Musk Responds To Criticism Over Medvedev Tweet (RT)

Twitter CEO Elon Musk has rejected calls to crack down on the account of former Russian President Dmitry Medvedev after the latter posted that Ukraine would eventually vanish from the world map. One user asked the billionaire why he allowed “Russian leaders back on the platform” and why he did not abide by the Western sanctions while attaching Medvedev’s tweet. In a post, the ex-Russian president claimed that Ukraine would sooner or later disappear because neither the global community nor its own citizens have a need for it. “All news is to some degree propaganda. Let people decide for themselves,” Musk replied on Sunday. Later, he also tweeted that the social media platform “will neither promote nor limit their [Russian officials’] accounts, but we will rapidly address any attempts at gaming the system.”

“It is a weak move to engage in censorship just because others do so. Letting our press be free when theirs is not demonstrates strength,” he added. In April 2022, after Moscow started its military campaign against Ukraine, Twitter slapped restrictions on Russian state-affiliated accounts, including the Kremlin official account. At the time, the social media platform said it would “not amplify or recommend government accounts belonging to states that limit access to free information and are engaged in armed interstate conflict.” Russia blocked Twitter in early March 2022 after the nation’s media watchdog, Roskomnadzor, accused the platform of spreading misinformation about the Ukraine conflict.

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“I think it’s time to review this measure, given the new policies of the new leadership..”

Lawmaker Proposes To Unblock Twitter In Russia (TASS)

Anton Gorelkin, deputy head of the State Duma Committee on Information Policy, suggested looking into the possibility of unblocking Twitter in Russia after the social network reinstated the accounts of a number of Russian state agencies. On Friday, Twitter once again restored the accounts of the Kremlin, the Russian Foreign Ministry, the Defense Ministry and other ministries, as well as Russian embassies abroad. “As for lifting restrictions on government agencies, many of them are in no hurry to reactivate their accounts, especially since Twitter is officially blocked in Russia. But I think it’s time to review this measure, given the new policies of the new leadership,” the lawmaker wrote on his Telegram channel on Monday.

According to him, if the social network is now aimed at neutrality, it is necessary to resume dialogue with it and continue working within the framework of the legislation of the Russian Federation. “For our government departments, Twitter can once again become a convenient platform to explain Russia’s position to Western audiences,” Gorelkin added. Access to twitter.com was restricted in Russia by order of the Prosecutor General’s Office dated February 24 [2022] .

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“..they are carrying out plans that were made years ago when conditions and assumptions were different. Those plans have implacable momentum. You can see how all this is going to end badly.”

A Nervous Hiatus (Jim Kunstler)

[..] my more pertinent point du jour is about the journey from where I live in upstate New York to Washington DC and back. I made the trip by car because the affordable airplane routes all involved absurd hours-long connecting layovers in far-flung cities at fantastic prices, and there were no seats left on the soviet-grade Amtrak train service at any times that worked. It’s been a while since I traveled the New York to Washington corridor on-the-ground in a car, and the experience was maximally horrifying. The various Departments of Transportation of New York, New Jersey, Pennsylvania, Delaware, and Maryland are working out there at heroic scale to upgrade their stretches of the interstate highways involved. The amount of concrete, steel, and asphalt getting laid down now boggles the mind, considering the essential bankruptcy at all levels of government. But more to point, they are doing this at the very time when the age of mass-motoring is drawing to close.

Government itself is now militating against it, with its poorly thought-out crusade against the internal combustion engine and its promotion of electric cars that Americans can’t afford to buy, while the electric grid can’t possibly support all that proposed battery-charging at the mass scale. (Let’s leave aside for now whatever nefarious influence the World Economic Forum exerts on all this). In any case, the standard of living is crashing in Western Civ now. Incomes are down, or lost altogether, inflation is up, and with it the price of cars. The car industry has reached its limit for trick loan schemes that enable the tapped-out middle-class to regularly replace their vehicles. Not to put too fine a point on it, the system is fucked.And yet, here we are, building ever more motoring infrastructure as if none of this is happening. The reason, naturally, is that immense bureaucracies like the DOTs have minds of their own. They are not responding to conditions as they are; they are carrying out plans that were made years ago when conditions and assumptions were different. Those plans have implacable momentum. You can see how all this is going to end badly.

Now, I planned my return trip with a layover night outside Philadelphia, so I could leave before the crack-of-dawn Easter Sunday, when few other cars would be on the road. That proved to be the case. But even nearly alone on the highway, and with pretty good navigational skills of my own, plus the help of GPS, I made several wrong turns. This was mostly because the signage contradicted the lady robot’s voice issuing instructions, as well as my own geographical heuristics, especially in the long stretch north up the whole length of New Jersey. There were a few times I felt I barely escaped getting killed making last-second turns. There were extended moments when I thought: I’m in Hell.

Anyway, I made it home alive and undamaged. I’d never want to do that trip again, and the way things are going, I may not have to. The Easter holiday was a strange hiatus in a year that promises fantastic turbulence in public affairs, including especially American politics and our wobbling economy. Financial markets and banks managed to levitate through the first weeks of springtime, but there is a bad odor of imminent failure in the air, at the same time that government’s war against its own citizens shows signs of hardening into the threat of digital currency, renewed efforts at censorship, persecution of political opponents, and a growing awareness of “vaccine” caused death. The natives are restless, the animals are stirring. Events creep toward criticality.

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“This risk of a treatment is unprecedented in the history of modern medicine.”

The Three Most Important Lessons from Three Years of Hell (Kory)

Three years after COVID-19 hijacked the world, Hollywood celebrities are mocking the vaccine on “Saturday Night Live,” Bernie Sanders is hauling Moderna’s CEO before Congress, and a member of the Kennedy family is launching a primary challenge to President Joe Biden by railing on the vaccines that the White House continues to promote. How times have changed. In 3 short years, many perspectives dismissed as “fringe” or “anti-science” in 2020 have become obvious and even mainstream. As a doctor whose livelihood has been threatened for challenging some of these points of view, these developments give me no pleasure. Wherever else we may disagree, we must look to the future and prepare for the next public health emergency. Here are three places to start.

First, when a crisis hits, public health leaders should prioritize transparency and promote open debate. Throughout the pandemic, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) restricted the flow of information and only published data that supported its narrow political objectives. But as we’ve seen, facts will eventually come to light, and the cover-up is always worse than the crime. Nowhere is this principle clearer than the origins of the COVID virus. Dr. Anthony Fauci is still saying it’s “very tough to tell” if the FBI and Energy Department are correct about the lab-leak theory. He is standing by his claims of “natural occurrence,” and lashing out at those who disagree as “insane.” Fortunately, his days of running amok with no accountability are over. The House of Representatives voted 419-0 to force the Biden administration to declassify all information about COVID’s origins. Former CDC Director Dr. Robert Redfield has called for a moratorium on gain-of-function research. These are two important places to start.

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Second, don’t pretend there is a silver bullet. Complex public health problems demand complex solutions — every time. Biden, Fauci, and crew hung their entire COVID strategy on lockdowns followed by vaccines. In doing so, they made promises they could not keep and used absurd claims — like CDC Director Dr. Walensky insisting that vaccinated people couldn’t spread COVID or even get sick — to force an agenda that only set Americans against one another. Of course, Walensky was forced to admit she was wrong on this (and plenty more). Yet the US still requires international visitors to be vaccinated against COVID-19, and the world number one tennis player (Novak Djokovic), my favorite athlete, cannot enter our country to participate in upcoming tournaments. Florida Gov. Ron DeSantis deserves credit for suggesting he could “run a boat from the Bahamas” for Djokovic to compete in the Miami Open tennis tournament that took place month, but it should not come to that. There are other options to treat COVID, including repurposing existing generic drugs. This is no longer a fringe cause. Russell Brand generated national headlines for taking the mainstream media to task for dismissing drugs like ivermectin, which have been promoted by the likes of Joe Rogan and Aaron Rodgers.

Third, policymakers must recognize that snap crisis decisions can leave people hurt. No one expects a perfect public response, but there must be safety net for those who get caught up in the single-minded approach. Consider vaccine associated enhanced disease (VAED), the ghastly scenario where a vaccine not only fails to prevent transmission but creates a more serious illness in a vaccinated person than one who is unvaccinated. According to the CDC’s “V-safe” safety monitoring system, 33 percent of people who received a COVID vaccine experienced severe adverse effects, and 7.7 percent have required hospitalization. I have never in my career prescribed any medicine or administered any therapy which even came close to a 1 percent risk of requiring medical attention as a result of that therapy. This risk of a treatment is unprecedented in the history of modern medicine.

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    Paul Cézanne River Bend (Coin de rivière) 1865   • The Pentagon Leaks Charade (Pepe Escobar) • Explosive Pentagon Leak May Be An Insider Job – Re
    [See the full post at: Debt Rattle April 11 2023]


    RT: “ Kiev has dismissed the entire trove of documents as a Russian disinformation operation.”

    If any of it is useful, Russia would be crazy to make it public


    Life is full of surprise, my day starts out wondering if dinosaur tastes like chicken.

    Dr. D

    “Baltimore Mayor Calls For Citywide Curfew After All Hell Breaks Out”

    Is it possible to find a Red city where this happens? For that matter, a non-Socialist city? I mean these are not Blue Dog Democrats, they are way, way further Left to get these problems.

    We’re also…gee I’m beginning to forget – 32 of 37 leftists with the Trans gal and the prevented shooter? Maybe the new one in Louisville Bank can finally break the streak.(Probably not).

    And speaking of being completely, absent-of-all-reality insane: ““Either they [the kids] don’t care about consequences or don’t believe the consequences, and they have no respect for human life or the sanctity of life or authority to pull off that brazen cowardly act right there in the presence of police officers,” said Harrison.”

    Cowardly. Draw a gun in front of American police and fire. That may be a lot of things but cowardly is clearly not one of them. More like the #Opposite in #Oppositeland. Which it is, city and police commissioner alike. “#Oppositeland: It’s more than a place to live, it’s a way of life.”™

    “Movement Celebrated By Hollywood, Academia, Corporations, And Government Tired Of Being Marginalized “ –Bbee

    “Raytheon Unveils New Dylan Mulvaney-Branded Patriot Missile “ –BBee

    But it comes with a free rainbow flag! Buy now and get a free train derailment!

    “DOJ Races To Find Source of Leaked Pentagon Documents”

    Definitely one solution to this: pick someone you don’t like and railroad them! How’s everyone with creating anthrax in scuba gear at the bottom of a 6 foot pond? Still too plausible? That’s the DoJ, workin’ for you!

    Kunstler describes his recent road trip anywhere, through any city, on any highway, as “hell”. I can soundly confirm this.
    Yes, that would make for a fine 15 minute city, with small, low-mile battery cars and State-sponsored Amtrak, if any of that were possible, would function, and wouldn’t be an open-air concentration camp.

    Getting rid of cars? Great idea. Those Fox footage of highways is clearly hell on earth, and the “greatest waste of resources in the history of earth” as Kunstler would say. However, I don’t ask a convicted poisoner to cook me dinner, regardless of how hungry I am. I’d suck the tailpipe before I’d let them and their plans anywhere near me.

    “Turkey Says Its Black Sea Natural Gas Discoveries Are Worth Over $500 Billion: The huge gas finds would be enough to supply all households in the country for 35 years”

    Once again, a little looking and energy problems set back and delayed for another whole generation. Probably with efficiency this could be doubled.

    Club of Rome, and also the founders of Greenpeace said the same thing: it’s a sham. Now unlike some other political movements, they haven’t been astonishingly and lavishly open about it, printing each line about how they’ll kill you. However, there have been a steady, solid stream of leaks over the years that can be substantiated in person and in action. We needed a boogeyman to, as Kult says, enforce a very old (neofeudal) tyranny. So they grabbed whatever they could get people to respond to. Just made it up. In this case with THEIR companies CAUSING the pollution the very same people would complain about and need to “solve”. That’s Disaster Capitalism 101: first break everything. Then sell hammers. That’s not even 101, that’s so dumb it’s like the student paper-mache volcano for the class. Yet it still sells as if it’s real.

    …And the pollution is real, boy-howdy. But it’s all voluntary. Without a problem, how can they sell you the solution?

    “GOP House Speaker Kevin McCarthy pledges his full-scale support for Biden’s war policies in Ukraine, says “we” must win there.”

    Definitely time to make fun of Republicans and drum them out of the Party, if not the Country. Tell me again how any of these Guys get elected. Graham? Aren’t some of these statements and actions impeachable? Can we get on that?

    The Pentagon Leaks Charade (Pepe Escobar)

    I agree and it pays to be suspicious, but where? The thing that marks it, as usual isn’t the THING, but their behaviour around the THING. That is, they just let this get published day after day, no resistance? Really? Haven’t we established that they have near-total control over the media? So when it first breaks, sure it’s big news, I can see them being unable to avoid it, esp if they’re setting up “Here’s why Ukraine isn’t going to win next week” stories. But 7 days in? Who’s pushing it and telling reporters to keep going? A lot of the data is good, and while that’s no surprise to Russia who already knows these low-level things, who’s the game FOR then?

    One thing that stood out was that the Russian military was so soundly infiltrated. Probably true, even if more than expected. This is why they created and used the Wagners and can later roll in the military to Wagner with good, working habits. This may be why the West over-estimated their success against Russia, I mean if you have direct lines to every Russian General who will tip cards to help the West (or else?) then…? But the release could be the other way: what if they release it to put Russian Generals on notice “We know and are on to you.”? Isn’t that a big help to Russia (again)?

    Lot going on here and probably it’s not one thing.

    They follow on Reuters suggesting there are anti-worldwide-nuclear war faction of White Hats. But even so, they are MilIntel and don’t release the real goods but “fake” ones. Does that itself demonstrate it has to be an “official” leak?

    “Secret Pentagon Documents First Surfaced On Internet In January – WSJ (TASS)

    Okay, so again, WHO told the reporters they should report, but 3 months after the fact? Then keep on reportin’? Several parts are odd.

    Here’s another part to test: one of the clear releases was Ukr is out of anti-aircraft. Is that a trap? Russia would take quite a black eye for their new super-planes to be taken down by a 1981 Buks, even though that’s reasonable to happen. How can we test it?

    ““Whenever Ukraine does something, who is doing it?” Enjeti asked. “Zelensky presents himself as the leader … but obviously there are elements of the government there that don’t listen to him. Who knows what they’re going to drag us into.” …Department of Defense…

    …And with every other nation on earth. W in Iraq knowing no President could extract himself any better than from ‘Nam. Cheney was only narrowly stopped from attacking Iran a month before the end on the same premise. Can’t think of it like “France”, or even “Raytheon”. WHO in France? WHO in Raytheon?

    Our army is not as strong as it was in the Cold War era, and we will not be able to fight a land war in Europe,”

    Actually, this was true in 1944, and in 1954, although we were frighteningly stronger then. With only 200k casualties, America barely showed up. +2/3rds of the Wehrmacht was in Russia, Italy and Normandy were barely holding actions and they’d voluntarily evacuated Africa. That’s not to undervalue American power or military at that time, but to keep it within reasonable limits. That is to say, there was never a time we could have invaded Russia, not in 1954 with the U.S. and all of Europe. How do I know? If we could have, they would have tried it.

    “Musk Responds To Criticism Over Medvedev Tweet (RT) “

    It’s the same as not allowing Congressmen or Presidents to speak. They are relevant public policy figures. Even if you don’t like free speech it’s hardly tactical or practical to ban them. You only damage yourself and all your followers. But of course that was the point.

    “How times have changed. In 3 short years, many perspectives dismissed as “fringe” or “anti-science” in 2020 have become obvious and even mainstream.”

    They were always obvious to us. Or mostly always. Like 3-6 months in as soon as the (CDC) data arrived and confirmed.

    Astra is now “Swedish” Astra, not really all that Anglo at all. Oh! Who knew?

    Jsnyder: How about they mRNA the host animal, which then gets a virus that renders the entire food unfit to eat? Made entirely of spike proteins for instance. So most would be destroyed, but all? How about has a virus? The virus gives them a virus this happens frequently with old vaccines. There’s a reason people are infected with nearly anything, e coli, trichinosis, tularemia, when you can not assume good faith, but quite the contrary, can assume complete, high-scientific BAD faith, really there’s so many ways to screw up using this method I couldn’t list them all on a page. And there is no good faith.

    Dr. D

    Maybe not, but chicken tastes like dinosaur…


    “Nuclear arms race” – No! It’s over – the Russians won.

    Nuclear missiles are currently ICBMs. ‘B’ stands for BALLISTIC. It is like throwing a rock to hit a target several thousand miles away! Ballistic also means a fixed path so interceptor missiles can be positioned along the expected flight path.

    SARMAT2 changes all that. The missile can take an indirect route, and the nuclear warheads are steerable and so improving accuracy and evading defense missiles. In short it is almost impossible to intercept and has greater accuracy.

    This means that far fewer nuclear warheads are needed – a few thousand at most instead of 40,000! In many cases an ordinary Kinzhal would be more effective – for destroying bunkers, silos, power stations, dams, etc.

    Rather than a proliferation of nuclear weapons it is more likely to result in a vast reduction.


    T-Rex on the witness stand was wonderful humor. Thanks for the chuckle.


    Blinken Asks MBS if He Wants to Suck His Tongue

    MBS declines, “Not after Nazilensky did”


    Xi is shaking in his boots



    Distorting language to distort culture to distort Reality

    I get it, The Virtuous Cycle®

    Now we have “Drug Workers”, I guess to keep “Sex Workers” company.

    Sweet, Craptastic!



    Reading this isn’t really anything most here don’t already know/see. What got me thinking is the wording used. As Oroboros states above the virtuous cycle the article reads:

    “The role that banks have played in this ecosystem, not only as lenders but also as buyers,” will compound the wave of refinancing coming due, the analysts wrote.

    The word that caught my eye was “ecosystem” as if the banks were as natural as rain. I’m in no rush for a collapse however, it would seem our only choice is the path we take to get there, if there are any choices at all.

    AFKTT take it easy brother/sister you’re going to give yourself a stroke or ulcer. If planetary warming is caused by industrial civilization then it is way too late already. Changing our ways now will have little to no effect, the ending is baked in. On the other hand if these changes are being caused by the weakening magnetic field then that too is baked in and anything we do collectively is a waste of time and resources. So go on prepping for the worst, I am, if things hang together long enough to see me out than great if not, well you get it. Treading lighter on the planet isn’t a bad thing nor is trying to leave it a little better after we shuffle off, also a greater good. Following the climate science isn’t wrong or right we just don’t know. That said don’t close the door and say it’s settled, this is how we got lockdowns and we are well aware of were that has led us. It’s a fight for our hearts and minds, mostly minds, we can’t give our minds away it’s a very precious thing and we may find a better use for them yet.


    Switzerland not recommending COVID-19 vaccine, including for high-risk individuals


    Why did Anheuser-Busch decide to destroy its own brand? The timing – right after that shooting amongst other things, make it look like they were TRYING to do this to themselves

    Why did it put a woman in as head of marketing who clearly valued quasi-religious beliefs over any and all business concerns, had a tenuous grip on reality, and hardly any business and/or marketing experience?

    At stake is their Corporate Equality Index – or CEI – score, which is overseen by the Human Rights Campaign, the largest LGBTQ+ political lobbying group in the world.

    On a whim, I googled “Blackrock Corporate Equality Index” and then “Vanguard Corporate Equality Index” and found they are scoring 100% per the Corporate Equality Index.

    Corporate Equality Index is a subset of Human Rights Campaign – at first, looking at HRC.org, I thought Hillary Clinton ha. (not so, that I can find anyway)

    They have a number of Advisory Councils (soviets) and boards. A list of platinum, Gold, Silver, and Bronze member corporations. I assume the medal type listings correspond to size of donation.

    I’d love to do a cross-check of, for instance, Vanguard and Blackrock ownership of these corporations vs injection which does not vaccinate requirements. A cross check on various parameters on the people working for them, board members, council members would probably be enlightening as well.

    Anyway, for years now, it appears many, MANY corporations are leaping to do this organization’s bidding, whether they blow their own head off or not, to get a better % score from them.

    After a few bouts of my ginormous employer – listed on the website, incidentally – had me listen to several multi-hour lectures by Ibrihim X Kendri on how I was an awful evil animal, saying to my black coworkers I worked side by side with for decades that if a white coworker, friend, or family member is compassionate, sympathetic, etc, they’re just trying to hide their racism. So I looked into it, read his stuff.

    Americans ALREADY hated racists, all the institutions be it corporate or government were ALREADY against racism. So wtf do you WANT, man? Kendri states that he wants a COUNCIL, neither elected nor appointed by elected officials, with authority over both government and business.

    I look at this HRC group. It’s got money going to every continent. It’s funneling money into various subgroups around the world. It’s got advisory councils, boards, and other groups for every segment and facet of human society. Councils, sub-councils, and subsub councils, basically. So this would appear to be the big dream – councils ordering everyone around, not elected, not appointed by elected officials.

    Read about what’s been happening at Disney? Huge layoffs, axing of major figures, and an interesting shareholder meeting. The CEO was directly challenged to recognize it was the insane Woke ideology/religion that was destroying the company and when will they stop. From ruining their entertainment content to destroying unique legal/financial advantages they used to had, and the general trust in their brand. (ie its actual long term value) The CEO stated he said “parents should be able to trust Disney” and then affirmed Woke Steam Ahead anyway. So apparently the responsibility is on parents to just trust. Good luck with that.

    Companies destroying themselves as if they were standing under a neverending massive waterfall of free money, as if either things like revenues or profits had been made obsolete – or they believe there IS no tomorrow.

    I can see why Russia is taking things at a slow grind. From their perspective, the dollar has to die.

    However it is that infinite dollars keep pouring into insane irrational self defeating activities year after year after year, it won’t stop until the dollar itself is horribly broken. Even inflation is “useful”- it creates more desperate people, some of whom will be willing to do whatever you want for even MORE dollars. Worried about gold? Just print even MORE dollars to bid the price DOWN. Basically, everything is broken until the dollar breaks.



    Oikos nomos


    Had a good night of sleep. I’ll take a test later, but I feel normal. I’ll report if/on long term effects
    (I expect acceleration of “due to old age” 🙂

    Re.: AFKTT
    Wrong argument. Your skills have been diverted. The truth will not affect what is happening.
    Secret, leaked files

    Effects – truth/lies – no effect, too late, too early, cannot change the trajectory what is happening.
    Why is the Pentagon trying to convince the USA public that “Its all lies”
    The public doesn’t care. The public has got bigger problems to take care
    Biden is hiring 30 TikTok Influencers


    from Polemos yesterday –

    I am not sure what the argument is supposed to do, to make me say “Well, since it once was a hot and lively world, it’s okay this next time?” But you are old guys, some of you long since retired, right? You know very well that the days of your youth are never coming back

    This presumes that disaster unfolds as a result of CO2, then concludes that anyone on the other side of AFKTT is saying “I got mine! You get yours! I’m out!”

    We’re saying the exact opposite. None of that shit is going to happen, clearly, based on the scientific record of hundreds of millions of years.

    Why would you treat the 2 sides as equally-weighted, let alone assume the asserted disaster? It has been demonstrated that its proponent cannot construct logical arguments, cannot respond logically to information.

    His last post yesterday was to basically put a flashlight under his chin and yell BOO!! by listing off things he things all follow FROM CO2 – when he was JUST TOLD that CO2 was many times higher than his highest predictions of doom.

    (The Acidity! onoes! dude, you said acidity comes FROM co2 and we JUST told you about higher CO2 leading to a more stable climate full of MORE life, have you NO short to long term memory conversion?)

    oh, so then the ocean was super duper super acidic! Plesiosaurus was digested by the ocean as were all the other ocean animals. Poor ichthyosaurs. Nothing could live in a super DUPER acidic ocean 20x acidic as AFKTT’s dire predictions! Jesus Christ. His basic premise has totally failed the burden of proof but he screeches about his presumed CONCLUSIONS as his support for the premise they are BASED on. (or fine, there was a saturation point, which AFKKT says is disastrous to reach and they died that way. not as much fun)

    On the one hand is a legitimate science – geology – with hundreds of millions of years of scientific data behind it. On the other is a “science” known to fabricate data, create models to create the desired outcome, and which keeps NOT giving logical answers to basic questions.

    Why would you assume he DOESN’T have to bear the burden of proof on this? Especially as they keep having to take down the signs at Glacier national park, the rich folks that fund his message are still living happily on the Martha’s Vineyard seaside and buying 4th homes on the Florida coast and 5th homes on low lying private Caribbean islands, flying around in personal jets. Sheesh.

    And then again why would you presume that anyone on the side of ESTABLISHED REAL SCIENCE doesn’t care about the future? Why would that be your automatic way of viewing it? lol my apartment ranged from the high 50’s to low 60’s all winter, for instance. I have no obligation to prove my virtue to discuss science, but I may as well mention it in passing. If you picture idunno a Rush Limbaugh clone driving a gigantic SUV around while puffing on a cigar and dictating his posts to his iphone er, no.

    I’m not really even a fan or fellow of the Afewknowthetruth, just a reader who has noticed that his point is not just “it’s high” but “it’s the acceleration.”

    What event divides the Jurassic from the Cretaceous periods? Kinda weird that it is there, isn’t it?

    Both periods are super warm and chock full of high CO2 levels, both have massive amounts of plants and animals, lots and lots of dinosaurs on both sides of the divide. Huh. What divided them?

    An Anoxic Event. You are NOT going to get a warming event more sudden than that, unless the Earth is hit with a supernova. EVEN THEN with a planetary anoxic event a Climate Meltdown turning the Earth into Venus due to runaway heat DID NOT occur and there were dinosaurs on both sides of the event.

    In fact there have been a bunch of planet-wide anoxic events. And yet the Earth, heating far far far far more than AFKTT’s worst predictions x100 STILL did NOT experience his predicted Runaway Planetary Meltdown turning Earth into Venus. Even then.

    You painted a picture of a warmer earth as miserable if survivable – were the dinos in the Juraissic period miserable? Was it all ruined for them?

    And for the millionth time on this site, why would you think the earth will get warmer at ALL? What does actual real science tell you is about to happen?


    Dr. D

    The only explanation I can think of is that dinosaurs didn’t exist. It’s the great Plesiosaur conspiracy.

    Why do we do this? Every day have the same conversation? It’s like being a doctor or nurse, patient wakes up, says they’re dying, and you explain, no, you’re not dying, you’re in the hospital, everything’s fine, X disease is just making you FEEL like you’re dying. Next time they wake up, forget everything and you explain it all over again. Day after day.

    Why? Because I guess that’s just the way humans communicate. It’s just because we care. Not caring would be not engaging, letting others suffer. But since suffering is mental, a condition within private consciousness, there’s a big limit to what we can do. So we try different things, and we do it. That’s being human. That’s caring.


    Don’t let a Lib become an absolute waste of a human being…

    Too Late

    China is “ghosting” the US, ignoring American attempts to re-establish diplomatic communications after they broke down in February.

    Beijing has likely arrived at the conclusion that it is a waste of time to pursue dialogue with Washington, which has failed to demonstrate any good faith whatsoever. Instead, the administration of President Joe Biden has shown itself to be easily susceptible to outbreaks of anti-China hysteria on the domestic political arena, which makes normal diplomacy impossible.

    Liberal hysteria, plenty to go around. Trump hysteria, Virus hysteria, Censorship hysteria, War hysteria, Gender mental illness hysteria, Climate hysteria. Liberals are hysterical emotional retards, panicky anxious illogical fucking retards. RF and China get it- the US regime are agreement incapable hysterical hypocritical murdering scum. Why bother trying to communicate with them? Cut off their air supply, bowl of popcorn, enjoy the show from afar. US regime imploding countdown….

    GOP House Speaker Kevin McCarthy pledges his full-scale support for Biden’s war policies in Ukraine

    GOP scum. Who will liberate Americans from the Regime? Americans?

    Disarming law abiding, Constitution supporting, logical reality based and effective citizens who loathe Tyranny and Govt abuse… unwise. As is antagonizing the Bear and Dragon when you’re a transgender Eagle with busted wings full of experimental toxic poison unable to define a ‘woman’.

    When Ivan meet G.I. Joe

    Now it was G.I. Joe’s turn to blow
    He turned it on – cool and slow
    He tried a payphone call to the Pentagon
    A radar scan – a leviathan

    He wiped the Earth – clean as a plate
    What does it take to make a Ruskie break?
    But the crowd are bored and off they go
    Over the road to watch China blow!

    When Ivan meets G.I. Joe


    Framing Reality for Sheeple 101



    Bill Gates Will Keep Flying in Private Jets Campaigning on Climate Change Because He’s Part of the Solution.



    Tongue Sucking Club

    It’s a small club and they’re in it



    Trans-parent Propaganda

    Lone Star Beer is taking a different approach to vacuum up Bud-Lite’s fleeing consumer base.

    Invest in Lone Star

    Go Woke, Go Broke®



    John Day

    Shiner Beer is the only real independent, original Texas beer since the Pearl brewery in San Antonio shut down. Shiner’s Spoetzl Brewery is about 12 miles from our Yoakum homestead.


    Spoetzel Brewery
    Lone Star is as “Texan” as George W. Bush (IMHO).

    John Day

    How to adapt to anticipated climate change when you are not the US military, and can’t directly manipulate it, or even get unmanipulated information?

    This is a tough one, and I am trying to adapt to hotter, colder, bad-space-weather-carrington-events, and especially more-erratic. My “cold tolerant” Mexican avocado trees should be ok in climate zone 9a, and they were until Yoakum got climate zone 6-7 hard-sudden-windy freezes for 3 winters in a row.

    Thanks Polemos, for pointing out that rapidity of change matters. Dropping 60 degrees F overnight with a 25 mph wind is just deadly to temperate trees. Even the olive trees were killed back to the roots again this winter. Oranges, grapefruit, tangerines … gone.

    We might get sudden global warming (MIA for 2 decades, but…) for a few decades, then an ice age. Those geologic graphs are contextual in a way, but they are not the mammalian lifestyle context. We don’t adapt fast without planning, we the most-adaptable mammals, and we don’t know what to plan for.

    I really am thinking it’s a matter of time until we get another Carrington Event, but I don’t know when, or which side of the planet it’ll hit this next time.


    Great, Shiner can capitalize on the wholesale abandonment of Bud-Lite and give a local brew the market share it so richly deserves.

    Kill off national beer!

    Promote local ones!


    Also not gay.

    John Day

    “Informed Dissent” https://drjohnsblog.substack.com/p/informed-dissent

    Big Serge has an assessment of the leaked DoD briefing papers, which do appear to be real, though one site photo-shopped some numbers about Russian casualties before re-posting the photographs of the folded and unfolded papers.
    Some Points: The US intel on Russian troop movements and locations is better by far than the US intel on Ukrainian troops, and equipment.
    The information on Ukrainian brigade formation for the spring offensive is that they are mostly untrained, and so grossly under-supplied with tanks, artillery and other combat vehicles as to be 1/2 brigades at best, and unfamiliar with their new western tanks and other weapons.
    Ukraine fires 1000 artillery shells per day. That’s all that is being supplied by NATO. There is no stockpile.
    Russia fires 20,000 artillery shells per day.
    Ukrainian air defenses are Soviet era, mostly depleted, and the new western air defenses are already used-up. There are no replacements.
    If a spring offensive is mounted by Ukraine, presumably in May, it will expend the equipment on hand. The original equipment from before the war has mostly been expended already. Re-supply will be problematic politically for the west, and the manufacturing capacity is non-existent.
    Yet the leak as an act of subterfuge or treason is less significant than what the documents show. They show a conspicuous lack of alertness or long-range planning on the part of the Pentagon. American leadership seemingly has to contend with Ukraine as a black hole which sucks in money and munitions and gives nothing back; there is no strong sense of Ukrainian frontline strength, losses, or planning, and the Pentagon seems to lack any sort of independent intelligence streams.
    ​ ​Meanwhile, the material situation in Ukraine is degrading rapidly. Their artillery arm is running on fumes, with a miniscule shell ration and no reserve stocks to speak of, fed by a trickle of deliveries from the USA. Air defense is similarly worn thin, and the plan to repair this crucial umbrella threatens to quickly become vampiric and drain NATO interceptor stocks. The entire strategic logic of Ukraine has reversed. Rather than becoming a cheap way to drain the Russian military, NATO finds itself drawing down its own stocks to prop up the hemorrhaging Ukrainian state, with no clear endgame in sight. The proxy has become a parasite.
    ​ ​There does not seem to be any long term plan to sustain Ukraine’s war. The Pentagon’s procurement plans do not indicate any real intent to ramp up production of key systems. For FY2024, they have ordered a modest 5,016 GMLRS – the missiles launched by the famous HIMARS system. Ukraine has already fired nearly 10,000 GMLRS, making this yet another system where Ukrainian expenditures vastly exceed supply.
    ​ ​To salvage the situation, Kiev must place its hopes on one desperate dice roll with a mechanized attack package comprised of half-strength brigades wielding a disparate inventory of different vehicles and systems. This Frankenstein’s monster of armies – sewn together with a bevy of different tanks, IFVs, APCs, and artillery systems drawn from all corners of the NATO alliance, will likely be asked to smash through the heavily fortified and robustly manned Russian lines in the south, where it will be pulverized.

    ​ “Western interests” seek to hold the EU, US, UK and other English speaking countries together as an economic bloc, while maintaining neo colonial control over Latin America and Africa​, through the $US being the big financial club where everybody invests and borrows. I have recently seen several detailed articles which explain the depth of $US markets, and how there is no other option open to global investors, except if they accept a lot of constraints and fewer options. This is because the $US markets, particularly in the US, have allowed the vast purchase of American “assets”, mostly debt and property, to be bought by foreign interests, and without “capital controls”, which China maintains, to limit the flow of money across borders.
    The appeal of defaulting on $US denominated debt, or at least writing-it-down, is not mentioned in these articles. New arrangements would facilitate that, if countries transferred trade into a BRICS or Shanghai Cooperation Organization format without penalty.
    The argument is basically that “things are like this so they can’t change”.
    The Yuan is not set up to take on global reserve currency status, but a global reserve currency is not necessary the way it was in 1945, because all currencies float against each other, gold and oil, tracked by computers. The Yuan/Renminbi is already the main foreign currency in Russia, and many bilateral trade deals with Yuan/Renminbi are being signed and implemented, including with France.
    We are aware of the street-democracy taking place in France, against the autocratic pension age change from 62 to 64, by Rothschild Banking alumnis Macron. However, BlackRock managing French pensions, by “investing” them in high risk assets it needed to unload before they collapsed in value, is not announced. The cookie jar is full of bad IOUs, and the French know it. French popular aversion to the risks and costs of NATO membership is also very high. The French do not want to fund war in Ukraine, nor Taiwan, and are averse to those risks.
    Macron, loathed in France for being loyal to banking/finance, not the people, decreed the broadly unpopular delay in pension age because the pension system is stressed financially already. Reducing NATO bills, favorable trade deals with China, and being the first major EU country to break ranks from the self-harming sanctions against Russia, would all benefit French workers and the French economy, and would forestall failure of the French pension system.
    Macron represents the Rothschild banking interest which recently employed him and brought him to “power”. It is fair to assume that his siding with China, against US/NATO and the common EU bloc, represents a diversification of Rothschild interests away from the $US only-game-in-town financial bloc. Rothschild interests are preparing for global trade and finance multipolarity.

    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.”​ (Hmmm, Russia, US and China are already “superpowers”, right?)

    ​Katherine Watt, ​ On enforcement mechanisms wielded against non-compliant nation-states​.
    ​ Some national leaders have been assassinated. The most obvious was the President of Tanzania, John Magufuli, killed in March 2021 shortly after he began demonstrating and talking about some of the core frauds supporting the globally-coordinated mass murder and enslavement campaign disguised as a public health emergency.
    Those assassinations, like most assassinations, send a very clear message to other national leaders not to step out of line.
    But the primary enforcement mechanism, as I understand the structure of the global extortion system, is financial.
    National governments that don’t comply lose access to international banking systems: transaction processing; loans; manageable interest rates on borrowing; currency stability; aid packages. Everything. The lifeblood of their economies is drained.
    At the top tier, the Bank for International Settlements owners do it, through their control of private central banks and treasury secretaries in each country; through World Bank, IMF, World Trade Organization, and WEF programs; and through BlackRock and similar transnational, parasitic financial/technology firms.
    The same extortion mechanism works on smaller scales, to enforce the compliance of commercial banks, state governments, hospitals, schools, counties, towns, private businesses subject to state licensure, families and individuals, and has been used extensively during the last three years…
    ..We’re currently living through a global demonstration of the extortion/enforcement system, with one salvo fired in 2007-2008 with the Great Financial Crisis, and a second salvo launched in August/Sept. 2019 with the overnight repo rate crisis followed immediately by the falsified “pandemic” as the massive systemic shock pseudo-justifying implementation of long-prepared economic and political centralization plans. (The criminals call it “policy coordination.”)…
    …The salvo that started in late summer 2019 is still going on, and poised for an intensification as the dollar is being forced out of its reserve currency status, the injections continue to kill off populations, and sovereign governments continue to be hollowed out through infiltration, corruption, bribery, extortion, blackmail, censorship, propaganda and demoralization.
    Many of those things are very old methods for overthrowing enemy nation-states, repeated throughout history.
    The difference is that for the past century or so, those methods have been used with far greater precision, coordination and durable effects by non-State actors (central banking families) to destroy all of the national governments, countries and populations around the world simultaneously.

    Presidential candidate Robert F. Kennedy Jr. expresses strong disapproval of CBDCs and Digital IDs

    Presidential candidate Robert F. Kennedy Jr. expresses strong disapproval of CBDCs and Digital IDs


    ‘We’re not antivaxxers… we have lost loved ones’: Widower of BBC presenter who died from Covid-19 vaccine complications launches legal action against AstraZeneca on behalf of 75 people whose ‘relatives passed away or suffered jab-related injuries’

    Just 75?



    John Day

    Yemeni govt holds talks with Saudi Arabia to end 3-year civil war
    ​ ​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.

    ​Erdogan needs re-election on May 14. ​This might provide most of Turkey’s gas needs for decades. Coming online soon.
    Turkey Says Its Black Sea Natural Gas Discoveries Are Worth Over $500 Billion
    ​ ​Last week, Turkish Petroleum (TPAO) said on Twitter that the installation of the pipes connecting the energy base in the Black Sea to the Sakarya Gas Field Land Facility had been successfully completed. The company said the inauguration of the start of the gas transmission from the field is expected to take place on April 20 in the presence of Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan.
    ​ ​The Sakarya gas field is set to initially produce around 10 million cubic meters per day, before reaching a peak within three years to pump some 40 million cubic meters per day in 2025, Dönmez told CNN Türk.
    ​ ​The field inauguration could be the beginning of the Turkish plan to become less dependent on imports of natural gas, which account for 99% of consumption at present.

    Cynthia Chung, ​ The Curse of Game Theory: Why It’s in Your Self-Interest to Exit the Rules of the Game​ Thanks for the lead, Luc.
    ​We are taught never to question the rules given to us in these game theory scenarios, but to react accordingly to what has been defined to us as a limited set of options in an artificial scenario.
    ​ ​Perhaps the best indicator to this is, ironically, the very creator of the prisoner’s dilemma, John Nash. Nash had won the Nobel Prize for Economics in 1994 for his “landmark” work beginning in the 1950s on game theory…​
    ..​In 2007, he was interviewed while still working at Princeton. Here is his very unselfish offering of his “enlightenment” (his words) on game theory after over 50 years of work in the field. Keep in mind he is using the definition of rational behaviour according to game theory, which is defined as a selfish self-interest:
    ​ ​“I have had some trouble myself on the psychological level; I’ve been in mental hospitals…I realise that what I had said at some time may have overemphasized rationality…And I don’t want to overemphasize rational thinking on the part of humans…Human beings are much more complicated, the human being as a businessman….Human behaviour is not entirely motivated by self-interest of each human…game theory works in terms of self-interest, but…some game theory concepts could be unsound. There is over-dependence on rationality. That is my enlightenment.”

    John Day

    ​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 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.”

    Psychologist Suspended For 2 Years For Warning About Great Reset and World Economic Forum

    ​Peter McCullough MD, ​ Fatal Massive Multiorgan Inflammation in a Teenager after COVID-19 Booster
    Insights from Autopsy Study Help Explain Thousands of Unexpected Deaths from “Unknown Causes”
    ​ Who is the next to die after COVID-19 vaccination? This is a question that parents of a 14-year old Japanese girl wished they would have asked before she rolled up her sleeve for her third BNT1262b2 mRNA COVID-19 vaccine/Pfizer (Comirnaty®) which was not medically necessary nor clinically indicated.

    ​ “Vaccine” products, which cause human cells to produce and release spike protein for months, are not specifically mentioned, but …
    ​ SARS-CoV-2 Spike Protein Accumulation in the Skull-Meninges-Brain Axis: Potential Implications for Long-Term Neurological Complications in post-COVID-19

    Huge Veterans Study: COVID and Flu Vaccines are Useless at Preventing Hospitalization

    ​ Peter McCullough MD, ​ VIZIR (Viral Infection treatment with oral ZInc: a Randomized controlled trial in COVID-19)
    ​ ​2022 Omicron Era Trial Found Twice Daily Zinc Reduced Need for ICU or Death
    ​ ​Ben Abdallah et al from Tunisia recently published the VIZIR trial (viral infection treatment with oral zinc: a randomized controlled trial in COVID-19) which randomized a spectrum of acute COVID-19 patients to zinc 25 mg po bid versus placebo. Zinc has been known for decades to be an inhibitor of RNA-dependent polymerase. There was a 42% reduction in the primary composite of needing ICU admission or death. It is noteworthy, that the two most common companion drugs for zinc, hydroxychloroquine and ivermectin were not mentioned anywhere in the paper.

    John Day

    I am glad that you are improving further, zerosum.
    It is prudent to continue treatments and supplements for 48-72 hours of feeling completely normal.


    MQ-9 Reaper

    I keep thinking back to WWII. To fight V1 rockets when they ran out of ammunition RAF pilots would come alongside a V1 flying bomb and position their wing under the wing of the V1. They would then flick the wing of the V1 so it tipped on its side and it would then crash to the ground.

    The effect seems similar to what happened with the Reaper, although I would have thought it would automatically correct to normal flight. Just speculation!


    Ukrainian woman lost her brother in Bakhmut, Was wounded and not evacuated, died from wounds.

    The Ukros were sent to Bakhmut with hardly any weapons, they were cannon fodder.

    From someone with skin in the game

    John Day

    Substack partly reinstated by Twitter. Format war: Substack’s Easter Miracle

    The Times reported the specific method Elon chose for Substack’s suppression was the same method employed by Twitter’s previous management when targeting President Trump for “misinformation.” This is to say, sure, he can post, but his posts can’t be liked or shared, which means they die. The tone, here, seemed to imply the following: a once important tool for the ‘good and healthy’ suppression of political dissidence was now being used for Elon’s personal gain, which is bad. But that flashback to the Before Times hit hard.


    My morning test is NEGATIVE.
    I’ll keep you informed of my condition.
    Since I could not swallow, I did not eat, I lost 3 lbs.
    I’m producing a lot of phlem,(old man drippy nose)
    I’m capable of continuing my pills, aspirin, D3, Zinc, + statin, blood pressure
    I ate 1/2 a bowl of cherrio.s
    Noted changes
    I still get cold shivers
    Shakes worst and difficult to use a spoon to eat
    My balance is worst. I now find that I “suffle” like an old man.
    No pain.
    I’ll take another test this afternoon


    The US must be horrified at the thought of peace breaking out in the Middle East, after all their effort!

    I suspect Saudi Arabia will find that their Patriot missiles will not work when they need them, as Saddam Hussein and Erdogan found out. I wonder if it is possible to find and disable the remote control kill switch?


    what’s so great about civilization?


    Jennifer Bilek has some stuff on how “T” got added into “LGB”, and points to a number of companies and foundations. There’s also an interview of her talking about how it took only ten years to drive it to the forefront.
    There’s a reason its called “trans”- trans humans are Transhumans. I guess the WEF are that far along to push the me-robot agenda.
    BigMed was running out of steam. “Trans” is really, really, really big money.


    The illusion – for that is all it is – which we are being sold is little more than the digital version of the eternal life that humans have pursued ever since we began to notice that our days on this planet are numbered. It is largely a geek version of the cosmetic medicine industry’s claim to offer us – at huge cost – the façade of eternal youth. And there too, enhanced beauty, it turns out, is also a bell curve. Certainly the post-First World War development of cosmetic surgery allowed many survivors to go about in public. And even today, those with disfigurements benefit hugely. But that good is all too easily undone when those without disfigurement seek to improve that which was already good enough. Sure, a small amount of cosmetic enhancement may work. But the ever-present danger is that you end up ruining everything.

    The same goes for the proposed Great Reset. Not only will the digital technology fail to deliver – because what is promised won’t work in the real world – but it will destroy all that we previously had in the attempt. We will certainly end up owning nothing… but I doubt anyone is going to be happy about it. Because the end result will be a real world so profoundly broken that even the technocrats themselves will finally understand the folly of pursuing their fourth industrial simulacrity… most likely when they face the same fate as the last cabal of corporatists to attempt to shape the world according to their fantasy utopias.

    Counterfeit World – Part Three – Hubris



    It is extremely poor composition of the daily update when you insert an unreferenced graph of supposed Earth temperature hundreds of millions of years ago that fails to identify who generated it, or identify what proxies were used to generate it; you also link a bought-and-paid for lair as an expert whilst totally ignoring what real experts on the matter.

    ‘The downward linear trend for Arctic sea ice extent in March over the 45-year satellite record is 38,900 square kilometers (15,000 square miles) per year, or 2.5 percent per decade relative to the 1981 to 2010 average. Based on the linear trend, since 1979, March has lost 2.28 million square kilometers (880,000 square miles). This is roughly eight and a half times the size of Colorado or six and a half times the size of Germany.’


    Meanwhile, ice continues to melt, sea level continues to rise and overheating catastrophes increase by the month, if not by the day.

    Damaging cyclones and tornadoes were very rare in New Zealand. In the first three months of 2023 there have been two major cyclone events -both catastrophically damaging, and a plethora of tornadoes that have cause significant damage in Auckland, Nelson, Kapiti Coast and now Bay off Plenty. Unprecedented!

    We note that there is no reporting of current geochemical or geophysical data on TAE and assume this is because such data does not fit the false narrative the TAE team wants to promote.

    In the last round of idiotic ranting by the deniers of reality, I pointed out that ocean heat content -the best measure of Planetary Overheating- is at a record high, and is increasing by the day.

    I also pointed out that the full effects of desequesting previously sequestered carbon do not manifest immediately and that there is a considerable time lag between emissions and the dire effects of those emissions because it takes a while for the earth to stabilise after a major disturbance to its chemical stability.

    I have repeatedly pointed out that the current rate of disturbance to chemical stability is occurring at a rate more than one thousand times that of any previous Mass Extinction Event, the most notable being the Permian Mass Extinction Event, i.e. atmospheric CO2 is up by approximately 140 ppm from the pre-industrial level of 280 ppm. A few weeks from now (end of May) it will stand at a new record high in terms of the existence of the human species of 422 ppm.

    Next year it will be 425 ppm.

    Whilst the consequences of use of fossil fuels are already extraordinarily bad -oceans littered with plastics and more microplastic than plankton in a lot of regions; beaches littered with plastics; microplastics detected in human bodies; major disruption to Jet Stream stability; increasing loss of land to sea level rise; droughts and inundations of an unprecedented nature [within the time frame of existence of our species] it is our children and grandchildren who will suffer the utterly catastrophic effects of the fossil fuel insanity and the completely fake, entirely false narratives of governments on the matter. Asd with everything else, government polices make matters worse faster.

    Nobody cares.

    And what a pity that rather than being noted as a source of good information, TAE has become noted as a source of false narratives and can no longer be recommended.

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