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 April 21, 2023  Posted by at 8:45 am Finance Tagged with: , , , , , , , , ,

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Dollar Finished – America in Danger – Charles Nenner (USAW)
NATO Chief: Ukraine’s ‘Rightful Place’ Is In The Alliance (AP)
British Depleted Uranium A ‘Terrible Thing’ For Ukraine – Ambassador (RT)
EU ‘Done’ With Russia Sanctions – Official (RT)
Europe is American Pawn – Türkiye (RT)
People In New Regions Fought For Many Years To Be Part Of Russia – Putin (TASS)
Whither Multipolarity in a Changing World Order (CP)
Blinken Played Central Role In Covering Up Hunter Biden Laptop Story (SAC)
The Digital Euro Could Usher In Total State Control (Glavinic)
Western Media Suddenly Hates Twitter’s ‘Government-funded’ Labels (Marsden)
“Why Does Brussels Hate Us?” Livid EU Farmers Hit Back At Green Agenda (ZH)
TikTok: Chinese “Trojan Horse” Is Run By US State Department Officials (MPN)
CDC Director Rewrites History Of Covid Vaccines (JTN)
Twitter Files: Dr. Anthony Fauci “Lied Under Oath” (ZH)

















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“Nenner is predicting “30% of the people on Earth will die in the next war cycle. . . . We are like at the end of civilization of the United States.”

Dollar Finished – America in Danger – Charles Nenner (USAW)

Renowned geopolitical and financial cycle expert Charles Nenner has been warning his war cycles are going up. Nenner also predicted a few years back that, at some point, the U.S. dollar cycle would be headed down—way down. The future is here, and Nenner explains, “We have known each other for many years, and I said the dollar is going to hold up, but not anymore, not anymore. It is really in trouble. There is actually no reason to be in the dollar. They especially underestimate this BRICS situation, and all the countries will be forming an anti-dollar. . . . Saudi Arabia is coming onboard, and that means the end of the dollar as the reserve currency.” Nenner says his cycles see, “The dollar going down to 70 on the dollar index.” It’s a bit over 100 now, but it gets worse.

Nenner points out, “I don’t want people to get depressed, but I am really worried. If the U.S. does not rule the world any more. . . . They think they can still tell the world what to do. Physically, the Americans are in danger, and they don’t seem to understand that. . . . The economy is really going to suffer. If the dollar goes really low, we could have a small bounce in the economy because it’s good for exports. That’s just a fooling bounce for people. Longer term, it’s just finished.” Nenner says the signs are clear in the cycle that “America is at the end of empire. . . . The United States is going backwards, and it is not number one anymore.” On the war cycle, Nenner has been forecasting a huge loss of life coming. Nenner is predicting “30% of the people on Earth will die in the next war cycle. . . . We are like at the end of civilization of the United States.

It’s not that we are all going to drop dead, but it’s the end of civilization. The same issues that finished other countries like bad education, too many outstanding loans and people will become too lazy to really do hard work. That usually means the end of an empire.” Nenner also talks about the top in the real estate market and why commercial and residential are on their way down for a long time. Nenner also talks about a “coming Great Depression style crash” in the no-so-distant future. Nenner also brought up that big banks are contacting him to consult on buying physical gold because “they want to survive what is coming.” Nenner says big banks are building their own vaults to make sure governments do not confiscate their yellow metal. Nenner gives a sign to look for when the economy is going into a recession that has a 100% track record.

Finally, Nenner predicts, “We are going to have a bad dollar. That usually means people are going to dump their securities. . . . If you have China and Russia dumping their U.S. bonds, you are going to have a problem. What I see on my cycle is . . . . The rates that went up stop in June. . . . I am getting very worried because there might be a run for safety.” Nenner is worried about war, and not just in Ukraine. Nenner is looking at war in Taiwan, South Korea, and the Middle East with Iran. Nenner says, “I think you could have all these wars at the same time. . . . It’s endless possibilities. . . . I think they will all act at the same time. Wouldn’t you? You are waiting for the right moment, and if the United states get weaker and busy. . . . That’s the time to do whatever you want.”Nenner points out, “Warren Buffett sold most of his Taiwan semiconductor manufacturing shares last week.”

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This is a declaration of war.

NATO Chief: Ukraine’s ‘Rightful Place’ Is In The Alliance (AP)

NATO chief Jens Stoltenberg defiantly declared Thursday that Ukraine’s “rightful place” is in the military alliance and pledged more support for the country on his first visit to Kyiv since Russia’s invasion just over a year ago. Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelenskyy urged Stoltenberg, who has been instrumental in marshaling support from NATO members, to push for even more from them, including warplanes, artillery and armored equipment. The Kremlin has given various justifications for going to war, but repeated Thursday that preventing Ukraine from joining NATO is still a key goal of its invasion, arguing that Kyiv’s membership in the alliance would pose an existential threat to Russia.

NATO leaders said in 2008 that Ukraine would join the alliance one day, and Stoltenberg has repeated that promise throughout the war, though the organization has established no pathway or timetable for membership. “Let me be clear, Ukraine’s rightful place is in the Euro-Atlantic family,” Stoltenberg told a news conference. “Ukraine’s rightful place is in NATO.” Zelenskyy said he was grateful for an invitation to a NATO summit in July in Vilnius, Lithuania, but said his country needs a roadmap for becoming a member. “The time has come for the (alliance’s) leaders to define the prospects of Ukraine’s acquisition of NATO membership, to define the algorithm of Ukraine’s movement towards this goal, and to define security guarantees for our state for the period of such movement — that is, for the period before NATO membership,” he said.

Stoltenberg said he and Zelenskyy discussed a NATO support program for Ukraine. “This will help you transition from Soviet-era equipment and doctrines to NATO standards and ensure full interoperability with the alliance,” Stoltenberg said. “NATO stands with you today, tomorrow and for as long as it takes.” He noted an announcement Thursday by Denmark and the Netherlands that they plan to provide Ukraine with at least another 14 refurbished Leopard 2 battle tanks by early 2024. He added that he expected countries to “make new announcements of concrete military support to Ukraine” at a meeting Friday in Germany.

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“That such a prominent paper as the Times found itself under “serious pressure” to remove the article shows the extent of censorship in the UK..”

British Depleted Uranium A ‘Terrible Thing’ For Ukraine – Ambassador (RT)

London’s decision to supply Kiev with depleted uranium (DU) ammunition will hurt the Ukrainian people the most, as they will have to live with the consequences of the toxic metal for generations, Andrey Kelin, the Russian ambassador to the UK, told RT on Wednesday. In addition to sending Ukraine main battle tanks, the British government has promised to deliver armor-penetrating ammunition made with DU, and has already trained some Ukrainian troops in its use. Ambassador Kelin told RT that he will “continue to explain” the harmful effects of the ammunition, including the drastic increase in cancer rates, birth defects, and the contamination of the water and the soil “for at least six generations.” “This is a terrible thing, and if it happens in Ukraine, it will be big trouble, for the agriculture and for the people that are living over there,” Kelin told RT. He admitted there is little chance that London will change its mind, because that would mean admitting a mistake.

Kelin made headlines recently when The Sunday Times published an extensive interview with him, only to quietly delete it several days later, without an explanation. The Russian Embassy subsequently published a copy of the article in full, to protest the censorship. “I have very controversial experience with dealing with British journalists,” the ambassador told RT, noting that sometimes they are “very aggressive” and ask loaded questions. The Times sent “a very experienced political observer”who spoke with him for an hour, and produced an article “reflecting in fact what I have said, without distortions or phrases taken out of context.” That such a prominent paper as the Times found itself under “serious pressure” to remove the article shows the extent of censorship in the UK, Kelin said.

Relations between Russia and the UK were dismantled by London, and Moscow intends to wait for the British to come to their senses before attempting to rebuild them. Normalization of contacts “is not an issue for today or tomorrow,”Kelin told RT, but for some point in the future. Anglo-Russian relations go back 450 years, he noted, and the full disruption “happens only when two countries are in a state of war.”This is not yet the case, even though the UK is getting more involved in the Ukraine conflict by the day “So far we haven’t seen any revelations of common sense on the part of official London,” Kelin said. However, even the British authorities recognize that it is important to maintain channels of communication, so the embassy’s work continues.

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“..Putin has likened the bloc’s attempts to cut itself off from Russian fossil fuels to economic “suicide.”

EU ‘Done’ With Russia Sanctions – Official (RT)

The European Union has exhausted its options for further economic restrictions against Russia, the Financial Times reported on Thursday, citing EU officials. The bloc has so far adopted ten rounds of sanctions in response to the Ukraine conflict and is currently working on an eleventh package of punitive measures against Moscow. Meetings between the European Commission and member state officials to informally discuss new actions will start on Friday, FT wrote. Officials working on further sanctions told the outlet that they are likely to be limited to expanding the list of individuals subject to asset freezes and travel bans, as well as steps to scale up existing measures by closing loopholes.

Most officials reportedly admitted that those parts of the Russian economy that were left unsanctioned are parts that one or more EU member states “can’t live without,” and thus measures targeting them would be vetoed. “We are done,” one of the officials told FT, adding: “If we do more sanctions, there will be more exemptions than measures.” New restrictions could reportedly target Russia’s nuclear fuel and services exports, but those would be opposed by some member-states, such as France, Hungary, and others. Sweeping EU sanctions have targeted various sectors of the Russian economy as well as individuals and entities. According to FT, almost 1,500 people and more than 200 entities are currently subject to asset freezes and travel bans.

The report indicated that the bloc’s restrictive measures have banned bilateral trade flows worth more than €135 billion ($148 billion), including energy imports from Russia, as well as exports of technology, machinery, and electronic goods. Some €21.5 billion worth of assets belonging to sanctioned individuals and entities has been frozen, alongside €300 billion of Russian central bank reserves. Many economists and politicians, however, have argued that the embargos harm the West more than Moscow. Hungarian President Viktor Orban has repeatedly called for “the failed policy of Brussels” to be changed, noting that the sanctions “didn’t fulfill the hopes that were pinned on them,” while Europe is “slowly bleeding.” Meanwhile, Russian President Vladimir Putin has likened the bloc’s attempts to cut itself off from Russian fossil fuels to economic “suicide.”

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Soylu is campaigning for Erdogan.

Europe is American Pawn – Türkiye (RT)

Europe’s influence is waning and it is nothing but a “pawn” of the US, Turkish Interior Minister Suleyman Soylu has claimed. The official delivered the remarks as he met members of a youth association in Istanbul on Tuesday. Soylu argued that European leaders are becoming more and more discredited, while the continent is facing numerous issues, ranging from an aging population to dwindling economic output. He also alleged that Europe lost any international clout long ago, and has become nothing more than an American pawn. Known as an outspoken critic of Washington, Soylu asserted that the US itself continues to lose credibility. Washington is universally “hated” all around the globe, while Europe is facing a similar attitude – largely due to its subordination, according the minister. Europe is now particularly “hated” all across Africa, as local nations justifiably despise those who exploit them, Soylu claimed.

Ahead of a general election in Türkiye scheduled for May 14, the minister also criticized the Western model of democracy, insisting it has been damaged by ongoing turmoil in numerous Western countries. Soylu specifically pointed to political upheaval in the UK, which saw three prime ministers in quick succession last year. “We’re seeing that the [democracy] paint of Europe and America has peeled off,” Soylu stated. The dominance of the collective West no longer exists, yet the US and Europe are still trying to persist with old habits, Soylu claimed, before praising Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan’s efforts to secure “full independence” for his country.

“What our President Recep Tayyip Erdogan is doing is to turn the history of the world,” the minister asserted. “Türkiye’s biggest goal is full independence, and Türkiye will reach that goal together with Erdogan.” Erdogan, who has been in power since 2003, first as prime minister and later as president from 2014,is seeking to secure a third term in May’s elections. He is opposed by Kemal Kilicdaroglu, who was selected by a broad alliance of six opposition parties. The incumbent president and his ruling AK Party are expected to face a stern challenge, particularly in the wake of the devastating earthquake that killed over 50,000 people across Türkiye’s in early February.

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“They are an example of loyalty to the Motherland and its interests and are now defending our historical territories..”

People In New Regions Fought For Many Years To Be Part Of Russia – Putin (TASS)

People in the Donetsk and Lugansk people’s republics, as well as the Zaporozhye and Kherson regions have fought for many years for the right to be a part of Russia, Russian President Vladimir Putin said on Thursday. People in the new territories “have fought for many years for the right to be with Russia,” he said at a meeting of the Local Self-Government Council. “For many years they have lived in absolutely different conditions of regional and municipal government, which are not like the conditions in Russia,” he went on to say.

The president said municipal officials working in the new territories should be treated with warmth and consideration and provided with “all the necessary assistance for the integration of the new regions into the unified system of Russia’s public government.” Putin also said “there are many volunteers among the municipal community, who decided for themselves to be there (in the area of the special military operation – TASS), where things are tough.” “They are an example of loyalty to the Motherland and its interests and are now defending our historical territories, protecting people in these territories,” the president continued.

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“The US juggernaut is lurching to war. Once pivoted to Asia, it does not appear to be equipped with a steering wheel, let alone brakes.”

Whither Multipolarity in a Changing World Order (CP)

A majority of the world’s population has remained neutral in the Ukraine conflict, despite strong US/western pressure. A host of non-western-aligned economies are making tentative steps to transacting commerce in currencies other than dollars, pounds, yens, or euros. A so-called Pink Tide in Latin America has replaced a number of conservative regimes. China is emerging not only as an economic power, but diplomatically has helped broker closer relations between traditional adversaries Iran and Saudi Arabia as well as floated a peace proposal for Ukraine. All these favorable developments foreshadow a change in the geopolitical climate. The vision of a multipolar world informs the progressive impulse for a better world. Such a world is possible only if the centrality of US imperialism is replaced by a new order.

Such a reordering is a necessary pre-condition for a better world. Currently a realignment is being led by major counter-hegemonic powers such as China and Russia and more regional powers such as Brazil and Iran (and before its dismembering by Libya in Africa). Multipolarity is not the ultimate goal, but it is an intermediary step in the struggle against imperialism. More than just a reshuffling of the deck of world power relationships is needed. Overarching the interregnum is the specter of US preparations for a war with China, perhaps as soon as the turn of this decade. The quasi-governmental RAND Corporation prepared the strategic planning document, War with China – Thinking the Unthinkable, commissioned by the US Army. Released in 2016, such a confrontation does not appear so unthinkable today. Even some mainstream sources recognize that the Ukraine conflict is but a prelude to war with China.

The US juggernaut is lurching to war. Once pivoted to Asia, it does not appear to be equipped with a steering wheel, let alone brakes. Opposition to such a confrontation is virtually absent at the elite level. Both parties of capital compete with each other over which can be more Sinophobic. The Democrats, in particular, used to have dissenting voices, but now have embraced neo-conservatism. They exhibit an imperialist unity that is the envy of the Tea Party Republicans. Meanwhile, a mass peace movement is AWOL. Oddly, the libertarian right is sounding more like peaceniks than some putative liberals who are shrieking “Slava Ukraini.” War with China is not inevitable; China could be blackmailed into accommodation. The US, meanwhile, is crazy enough to precipitate a nuclear apocalypse. Remember that just two days after Hiroshima came the capricious genocide of Nagasaki.

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Sue them all. Start with the 51 former intelligence officials, then work your way up.

Blinken Played Central Role In Covering Up Hunter Biden Laptop Story (SAC)

Secretary of State Antony Blinken is being investigated by the Committee on the Judiciary and the Permanent Select Committee on Intelligence for his prominent role in persuading 51 former intelligence officials to falsely discredit the “New York Post story regarding Hunter Biden’s laptop as supposed Russian disinformation” during the 2020 Presidential election. The intelligence assessment led to a nearly blanket censorship of investigative stories exposing the alleged corruption of President Joe Biden and his family and kept the truth hidden from the American people before the election, according to a letter released Thursday night by the committees and obtained by SaraACarter.com. During the campaign, Blinken was a senior campaign advisor to then former Vice President Joe Biden and recruited the direct assistance of then former Deputy Director of the CIA Michael Morell, who was one of the 51 signatories of the public statement.

Biden used this false letter signed by former senior intelligence officials, including five former heads of the CIA, from both parties, on October 22, 2020 to disparage President Donald Trump During the final presidential debate. Biden used the intelligence assessment that the Hunter Biden laptop story was Russian disinformation against President Trump during the campaign. Despite legitimate calls by Trump to have the FBI investigate Biden’s deeply concerning family business ties with China and Ukraine, as well as other allegations contained in the laptop that did belong to his son Hunter Biden, the Biden campaign used its connections within the intelligence apparatus to cover up the evidence, the truth and keep it from the American people. Biden used the assessment signed by the intelligence officials to target Trump during the campaign’s last debate.

“They have said this has all the characteristics—four—five former heads of the CIA, both parties, say what he’s saying is a bunch of garbage. Nobody believes it except him and his good friend Rudy Giuliani,” said Biden during the debate and reiterated in Jordan’s letter to Blinken. The committees letter was sent to Blinken on Thursday and it contains transcribed parts of a recent interview the lawmakers had with Morell. [..] Former CIA chief Morell stated during his testimony to the lawmakers that he worked with Blinken in the hopes that then Vice President Biden would be elected to the presidency and not former President Trump.

“The Biden campaign and Anthony Blinken put together the bogus Hunter Biden letter and then used it during debates to ‘prove’ that the Hunter Biden story was fake. Have American voters ever been more blatantly lied to?” stated the Senior GOP Aide. The transcribed interview with Morell is stunning. According to sources who spoke with this reporter, Morell frequently had spoken both publicly and privately against former President Trump and according to one source, “his actions don’t surprise me in the least. It’s disgusting how someone of his stature and Blinken’s have trashed the American people and the Constitution.”

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“The authorities can and will collect information about anyone who sends money to your wallet, who you send money to, how much money you spend, when you spend it, where you spend it, and on what.”

The Digital Euro Could Usher In Total State Control (Glavinic)

I recently heard one of the most bizarre remarks by European Central Bank (ECB) chief Christine Lagarde that gave me migraines. She said that the eurozone could not go bankrupt, that this is technically impossible because the ECB can provide unlimited liquidity at any time. In plain English, when we run out of money, we print what we need. I admit I am probably a bit oversensitive. Counterfeiting is the very basis of our financial system, and the fact that the money we have right now is losing more and more purchasing power due to newly printed money need not concern me because I have none anyway. CBDC stands for “Central Bank Digital Currency.” PR consultants and journalists prefer to use the term “digital euro,” which is easier to remember and sounds nicer, but the trivialization of the term does not change the fact that behind all of this, total surveillance awaits.

The ECB’s planned digital euro works like Bitcoin on the basis of blockchain technology, but with a few key differences. Provided you have some, you can protect your money from inflation by holding it in the form of Bitcoin, you just need to have some tolerance for volatility. The Bitcoin blockchain is public and resistant to censorship because it is managed in a decentralized manner by a worldwide network of tens of thousands of computers, with no need for a central authority. Thus, unlike the fiat system, the amount in circulation cannot be increased by command. Bitcoin is transparent because every transaction is recorded in the public blockchain and can be viewed by anyone on the network. At the same time, the anonymity of the sender and receiver is preserved, as transactions are only tied to public addresses, not to individuals.

In contrast, the blockchain on which the digital euro is based is not public and is managed centrally. All transactions go through the European Central Bank (ECB) network, which means there is no transparency whatsoever. Already, no one really knows how many euros are in circulation because they can be printed at will by the ECB. The digital euro will not change this. Since almost all transactions already take place digitally, the question arises as to what benefit a euro on a private, centrally managed blockchain will have for the population. It is unclear who will benefit from the digital euro at all. Well, if you think about it a bit, it’s not so unclear anymore.

In the future, each of us will have a personally assigned account with the central bank. Every transaction can be tracked by the central bank and its associated authorities. The authorities can and will collect information about anyone who sends money to your wallet, who you send money to, how much money you spend, when you spend it, where you spend it, and on what. The authorities will know how often you go to the hairdresser, whether you have a subscription to the gym, whether you like to eat bananas, and how much money you spend on cat food.

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“The Western media outlets object to these tags being applied to them because they’ve long accepted the negative connotation that such tags carry..”

Western Media Suddenly Hates Twitter’s ‘Government-funded’ Labels (Marsden)

Recently, some media outlets have quit Twitter over what they see as unjust labeling, which leads to the question – where was their outrage when the same rules were being applied to their competition? Where was the Western fury when the social media platform was slapping labels of state affiliation or funding on media linked to Russia and China, like RT? Nowhere to be found. How about when the platform was extending that same labeling to individual journalists contributing to those platforms? Again, silent. It’s only now that they can’t object strongly enough. So what changed? The platform’s ‘newish’ owner, Elon Musk, woke up one morning recently and decided to level the playing field by slapping Western media recipients of state funding with the “government funded” label.

Britain’s BBC has protested its tagging, America’s National Public Radio rage-quit the platform over its new designation, and Canada’s CBC (Canadian Broadcasting Corporation) suspended posting. “Twitter can be a powerful tool for our journalists to communicate with Canadians, but it undermines the accuracy and professionalism of the work they do to allow our independence to be falsely described in this way,” CBC spokesman Leon Mar said. The Western media outlets object to these tags being applied to them because they’ve long accepted the negative connotation that such tags carry when they are exclusively applied to media or journalists linked to Russia or China. They didn’t care that the integrity of those journalistic competitors was smeared by a scarlet letter. They didn’t appreciate or support the coverage offered by those labeled platforms that offer alternative information and analysis to the mainstream Western establishment agenda and related narratives.

It apparently never occurred to the Western press – even to the CBC, which received $1.24 billion in 2021-2022 from the Canadian federal government – that they could be next in line for this kind of labeling. At least not enough for them to stand up against such labels. Why? A likely explanation is that they felt that social media platforms like Twitter would always fall in line with the Western establishment agenda and narrative. Also, that it was just an extension of the ongoing efforts to marginalize geopolitical competitors and alternative sources of information that might challenge them. Labeling of Western media makes no sense in that context, so they likely presumed that they were safe. However, Musk came along and opened Pandora’s Box, with Western media now haggling with him over precisely how much funding they ought to be able to get from the state without being slapped with a “state-affiliated” moniker. “Canadian Broadcasting Corp said they’re ‘less than 70% government funded,’ so we corrected the label,” Musk tweeted, stating that he had amended CBC’s label to “69% Government-funded media.”

Musk has also managed to make Western politicians denounce the tags, which they previously supported when it was used against press sources that they didn’t like. Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau hysterically played the class warfare card in defense of the CBC, accusing Conservative Party opposition leader Pierre Poilievre of cozying up to US billionaires (an obvious reference to Musk). Poilievre had written a letter to Twitter drawing attention to the fact that the CBC shouldn’t be left out of the labeling spree.

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“After the Russian invasion of Ukraine, the EU almost immediately unveiled ‘Farm to Fork’ pollution targets..”

“Why Does Brussels Hate Us?” Livid EU Farmers Hit Back At Green Agenda (ZH)

European farmers are furious over a bullshit plan by the European Union which would force then to be treated as industrial plants, similar to steel mills or chemical works, in order to force them to cut greenhouse gas emissions and other pollution, the Financial Times reports Greek farmer Takis Kazanas, 66, and his four sons run a 230-acre ranch with 300 cattle ranch in the mountains overlooking the Thessalian Plain. While the farmers already capture biogas from cow dung, and use homemade manure vs. chemical fertilizer, Kazanas is one of many farmers up in arms over environmentalist bureaucrats who want to impose crippling new rules on them in order to cut emissions by 55% by 2030 vs. 1990 levels. “That’s what the EU says and that’s what I do,” says Kazanas, regarding the ‘earth-friendly’ measures he already employs. “Today, everyone blames cattle for methane production and pollution . . . I have a different opinion.”

“The sheer scale of the transformation that the European Commission is asking for in its Farm to Fork strategy — halving the amount of pesticides applied by 2030, cutting the use of fertilisers, doubling organic production and rewilding some farmland — would be remarkable even in less urgent times. Yet it comes as the war in Ukraine has upended global food markets, and as farmers face a cut in subsidies in the Common Agricultural Policy, the €55bn-a-year programme that has underwritten Europe’s food security since 1962. The EU argues that the agriculture sector is badly in need of environmental reforms. One senior EU official working on climate policy calls it “our problem child”. -FT According to Brussels, nitrous oxides found in fertilizer, as well as animal urine and poop, are a large part of the problem.

One problem facing farmers is thin margins between organic producers who survive on local trade, to pig farmers whose profits are being whittled away by international competition. As the Times notes, “even a small increase in the price of feed can wipe out annual profits.” After the Russian invasion of Ukraine, the EU almost immediately unveiled ‘Farm to Fork’ pollution targets. According to a senior commission official, “the debate has changed.” The goals of the program, via FT, are to: • Cut the use of chemical and hazardous pesticides by 50% by 2030 • Reduce fertiliser use by 20% by 2030 • Lower by 50% the sales of antimicrobials for farmed animals and in aquaculture • Increase the amount of land devoted to organic farming to 25% in 2030 from 9.1% in 2020 • Bigger livestock farms to comply with clean air and water regulations that apply to heavy industry That said, farmers have banded together – and thanks to organized, well-funded campaigns, EU governments have softened their tone over what is becoming a new battleground over green ambitions.

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They’re everywhere.

TikTok: Chinese “Trojan Horse” Is Run By US State Department Officials (MPN)

For quite some time, TikTok has been recruiting former State Department officials to run its operations. The company’s head of data public policy for Europe, for example, is Jade Nester. Before being recruited for that influential role, Nester was a senior official in Washington, serving for four years as the State Department’s director of Internet public policy. Mariola Janik, meanwhile, left a long and fruitful career in the government to work for TikTok. Starting out at the Bureau of Western Hemisphere Affairs, Janik became a career diplomat in the State Department before moving to the Department of Homeland Security. In September, however, she left the government to immediately take up the position of TikTok’s trust and safety program manager, a job that will inevitably include removing content and reshaping algorithms.

While there is no suggestion that Janik is anything other than a model employee, the fact that a U.S. government agent walked into such an influential position at the social media giant should be cause for concern. If, for instance, a high Chinese official was hired to influence what the U.S. public saw in their social media feeds, it would likely be the centerpiece of the TikTok furor currently gripping Washington. Janik is not the only former security official working on TikTok’s trust and safety team, however. Between 2008 and 2021, Christian Cardona enjoyed a distinguished career at the State Department, serving in Poland, Turkey and Oman, and was in the thick of U.S. interventionism in the Middle East. Between 2012 and 2013, he was an assistant to the U.S. ambassador in Kabul. He later left that role to become the political and military affairs manager for Iran.

In the summer of 2021, he went straight from his top State Department job to become product policy manager for trust and safety at TikTok, a position that, on paper, he appears completely unqualified for. Earlier this year, Cardona left the company. Another influential individual at TikTok is recruiting coordinator Katrina Villacisneros. Yet before she was choosing whom the company hires, Villacisneros worked at the State Department’s Office of Human Rights and Humanitarian Affairs. And until 2021, she was part of Army Cyber Command, the U.S. military unit that oversees cyberattacks and information warfare online. Other TikTok employees with long histories in the U.S. national security state include: Brad Earman, global lead of criminal and civil investigations, who spent 21 years as a special agent in the Air Force Office of Special Investigation and also worked as a program manager for antiterrorism at the State Department; and Ryan Walsh, escalations management lead for trust and safety at TikTok, who, until 2020, was the government’s senior advisor for digital strategy. A central part of Walsh’s State Department job, his own résumé notes, was “advanc[ing] supportive narratives” for the U.S. and NATO online.

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Twist: the vaccines were great, but the virus evolved. Don’t mention the injuries and deaths.

CDC Director Rewrites History Of Covid Vaccines (JTN)

As the feds abandon a one-size-fits-all COVID-19 vaccine strategy in the face of plunging booster uptake, growing research on serious adverse events and the first government payments to victims of the novel therapeutics, the CDC’s director is trying to rewrite history. In a hearing Wednesday, Rochelle Walensky told the House Appropriations subcommittee that funds her agency that COVID vaccines only stopped preventing transmission of the virus due to “an evolution of science,” contradicting her own agency’s uncertainty about the products during the early mass vaccination campaign and its contemporaneous data.

The exchange was prompted by Rep. Andrew Clyde (R-Ga.) reminding Walensky that she told MSNBC host Rachel Maddow March 29, 2021 that CDC data suggest “vaccinated people do not carry the virus” or “get sick,” based on both clinical trials and “real-world data.” Walensky responded that the statement was true at the time, when the “wild-type” virus was dominant, but then revised it by saying “even if they got sick” infected people could not transmit COVID. Because of the “evolution of the virus” that’s no longer true, she told Clyde. Hearing watchers quickly noted the CDC pulled the rug out from Walensky three days after her Maddow interview in a statement to The New York Times. “The evidence isn’t clear” on transmission by “fully vaccinated” people, which is “possible,” the agency said.

Not only did Walensky falsely invoke the vaccine trials, which didn’t test for transmission, but the CDC may have been aware of breakthrough infections when its director denied they were possible. The CDC showed the Times a study that found “the vast majority” — not all — of nearly 4,000 vaccinated people remained uninfected two weeks after vaccination. It set up a breakthrough infection page as early as April 16 that reported about 5,800 cases “so far,” but didn’t tell CNN when it started receiving them. The number crossed 10,000 by month’s end. The FDA threw out a major pillar of its COVID strategy this week in its attempt to “simplify” vaccine recommendations, belatedly joining an international consensus that does not recommend vaccination across ages and risk levels.

It withdrew authorization for the original Pfizer and Moderna two-dose mRNA vaccines and told “most” vaccinated and even unvaccinated people they “may receive” a single bivalent dose. Among those already boosted with a bivalent, only elderly and immunocompromised people for now can get another dose. Unvaccinated children up to age 5 can get a two- or three-dose bivalent, while the number of bivalent doses will depend on monovalent vaccination history for other children, the FDA said. Peter Marks, director of the FDA’s Center for Biologics Evaluation and Research, cited the high rate of natural and vaccine immunity in the general public in explaining the revision, while still recommending everyone “consider staying current” with bivalent doses.

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Fauci, on purpose, had no personal Twitter account.

Twitter Files: Dr. Anthony Fauci “Lied Under Oath” (ZH)

“A lot of people are spouting out a lot of things about me and Twitter,” Fauci told Fox News. “I’ve never had a Twitter account. I don’t intend on having a Twitter account, and I’ve had nothing to do with Twitter. So I don’t know what they’re talking about when they say that.” Fauci made similar claims during an almost 7-hour deposition. While under oath, the then-medical advisor to President Biden denied using Twitter or even paying attention to social media. “I don’t do social media.” “Since I don’t have a Twitter account, I don’t see tweets.” “I’m so dissociated from social media … I’ve never gotten involved in any of that.” “The social media and Twitter, I told you, I don’t have a Twitter account. I don’t tweet. I don’t do Facebook. I don’t do anything.”

Not true according to a new Twitter File uncovered during a visit to Twitter’s San Francisco HQ that shows Anthony Fauci…taking over the White House’s Twitter account. “Dr. Anthony Fauci did an account takeover for @WHCOVIDResponse,” reads a Twitter internal COVID-19 monthly update. Twitter’s monthly update also documented work they did with Johnson and Johnson on “messaging strategy” to help market the pharma company’s COVID-19 vaccine—action that happened only months after Twitter began removing and labeling tweets that they deemed vaccine “misinformation.” By the summer of 2021, Johnson and Johnson began a full court press, marketing multiple pharma products on Twitter. In a separate Twitter File, a senior Twitter attorney, who interfaced with the FBI on enforcement and removal of “disinformation,” praised Fauci to Twitter’s lawyers as America’s “leading trusted voice” on COVID-19.

A peek behind the paywall… “The Louisiana and Missouri attorney generals sued the federal government in May 2022 claiming agencies were colluding with social media companies to “censor and suppress free speech—including truthful information—related to COVID-19, election integrity and other topics under the guise of combating ‘misinformation.’” After a fierce legal battle, Louisiana and Missouri were allowed to depose Anthony Fauci under oath, during which he constantly claimed he could not recall information. The Biden administration has sought to keep the legal proceedings secret. Emails show that when a reporter contacted Fauci to ask why he could not recall key details about his handling of the pandemic during his deposition, Fauci emailed NIH colleagues, “So much for confidentiality.” The states released Fauci’s deposition last December, noting that Fauci said “I don’t recall” 174 times, including when asked about emails that he sent, interviews that he gave, and important documents he was shown.”

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    Pierre-Auguste Renoir Dance at Bougival 1883   • Dollar Finished – America in Danger – Charles Nenner (USAW) • NATO Chief: Ukraine’s ‘Rightful Pl
    [See the full post at: Debt Rattle April 21 2023]

    Dr. D

    “Republicans Will Continue To Express Concerns Harder Until Things Improve” –BBee

    “White House Says ‘Extreme MAGA Republicans Holding The American Economy Hostage’ With Debt Plan

    If you don’t put more whiskey in the punchbowl, I’ll burn down the house with everyone in it! Or translation: since it’s going down, all that matters is who gets the blame. So when the GOP even HESITATES to raise the debt another $12 Trillion/year, with another $150B every 6 months for Ze’s Russian oil embezzlement, we’ll crash the stock and bond market.

    So that’s your play? Release the big green guy? Thanks for your cooperation.” — Black Widow, Avengers.

    You do you, but you do know that without the Fed, there is no bribe money for Congressmen and no Hush money for everyone who knows about it, right? Just checking.

    So when this blows, you somehow think the GOP is going to take the ding when 500 people involved with direct payments from China and Russia to Biden appear? Sure there’s plenty in the GOP, McConnell foremost, but I don’t think that’s going to be the people’s takeaway here.

    “Biometric data – DNA and iris scans – of over a million Tibetans have been harvested and stored by the CCP…”

    I’m sure that’s fine and China is the good guy. Speaking of, where’d Sri Lanka go? Down the memory hole forever, it seems. #1 ESG DIE!!!! Ah, they don’t even hide the name anymore.

    “CitiBank Says Ukraine War Must Be Won So That ‘Private Capital’ Can Be Put Into the Country”

    Exactly. Just keep talking, we’ll get it all out if you lie long enough. Now add the important part: if you DON’T put money in to the country, you collapse. Just like if you don’t spend $100 Trillion on Climate Change, or $100 Trillion on war, OR $100 Trillion on the IMF’s Bancor…well you get the picture, they’ve floated 3-5 options, just pick any one of them that keep them in power and derailing murderous trains and spreading Fentanyl nationwide.

    Everyone wants that, right?

    “Anti-Meat Propaganda Roundup: Drinking Milk Is ‘Unsettling’ and Racist” = Eet ze bugz!

    I’ve been fascinated by this. What on EARTH are they up to? Since you can DEFINITELY feed chickens bugs 100x easier, people hate their guts, all the food shortages are THEM, on purpose, and this is clearly the quickest way to get people to haul them out of power and stomp them in the street. Soooo….What gives?

    Why ask? Never stop. Please do this 100% harder, faster.

    “Dollar Finished – America in Danger – Charles Nenner (USAW) “

    Although Nenner’s cycles have been good, I’m sus when he can’t see a 100 year cycle, then suddenly appears 6 feet in front of him. This interview was not very technical (Hunter’s fault) and he did not elaborate. Like others, and as a newsman, Hunter constantly asks them about news, which they know little about compared to the rest of us, instead of his area of expertise.

    Chilling, and not surprising. I was following Nenner and wondering WTF, how can all this happen with no dollar change. One problem is, like the U.S. “Breaking up” when States are supposed to be independent, what do you MEAN by “US Dollar”? It’s likely to tank, but against what? The Euro? Nope. If the Fed collapses, or rather people are Fed Up with it, they will merely erase the Fed – and therefore the Federal Reserve Note, aka the “Dollar”. BUT! As gold, silver, etc will go back to the baseline, they’ll simply float a Constitutional Treasury Note and call THAT the “Dollar”, which will be strong.

    So the dollar both collapses and increases depending on when and what you mean by the “word”. …Word which has no meaning, we just change the meaning at will. Not lying this time, but a function of human use of language.

    “NATO Chief: Ukraine’s ‘Rightful Place’ Is in the Alliance (AP)

    He’s not done yet. He just galvanized all Russian public support for the war. Never stop speaking Jens, you’re a natural wonder. As in, we wonder how you get your pants on after sniffing that much glue.

    There is little chance that London will change its mind, because that would mean admitting a mistake.”

    Ego more important than the lives of thousands. Luckily, they don’t have any, so even if they shot it all it would hardly matter. Those 6 tanks and all their artillery would be 0.000000000001% of Ukraine.

    “So far we haven’t seen any revelations of common sense on the part of official London,”

    That’s because, as above, the City of London would collapse and cease to exist as a banking center. But nothing can stop that, really.

    “Europe is American Pawn – Türkiye (RT)

    Yes but America is a Davos pawn. Look at their policies. It’s almost like there’s a third, supra-national organization that crosses borders and influences things. Maybe the one Putin was talking about, that self-funding using hundred-billion drug running and oil thefts?

    “lurching to war. Once pivoted to Asia,”

    I’m still astonished by this as we have no ships, no missiles, no men, and no artillery. We’re going to write China a sternly written letter and post memes of them on social media? Maybe we’ll let loose our awesome porn army? Even article writers seem to fail to grasp the gravity of “Asia”. It’s like saying we’re doing an amphibious landing on Mars. We got out some refrigerator boxes and drew rockets on the sides.

    “The intelligence assessment led to a nearly blanket censorship of investigative stories”

    That’s very generous. They claimed they didn’t have the laptop, so they didn’t “assess” much. They gave an uninformed, outsiders opinion. Most were also well-known partisans. It’s only because the media and state have merged it was given any credit at all, and is open election tampering, as well as illegal like-kind campaign donations in the billions.

    “The Digital Euro Could Usher in Total State Control (Glavinic)

    Not only will they have it, when Ukraine is lost they may have “no choice.” The institutions of oppression are much more mature and deeply established than here. Alternately, everything will now be run through a criminal blackmarket, empowering 100 Sudanese and Ukrainian Al Capones. Why? Apparently you Frenchmen didn’t want to resist the state and have been slow to set up your own.

    “where was their outrage when the same rules were being applied to their competition?”

    The only thing they’re mad about is the #Truth is being spoken. That burns them like holy water and keeps them awake nights with the dread fear, somebody, somewhere, is expressing Free Speech.

    “in order to force them to cut greenhouse gas emissions and other pollution,”

    Yes, but farms have practically no greenhouse gas emissions compared to other industries, and 1/1,000th of that of EU Parliament members. Also as McDick says, they ALREADY reduced more than 2/3rd with efficiency, because that s—t is expensive and they like money. Do they get any credit for ALREADY being green, decades before now? Nope. Then they couldn’t steal a few Billion dollars of prime seaside farmland.

    Again: emissions? Cows release the CO2 that was sequestered in grass a month ago. That’s not a “release” that’s a net-zero. As we well know, even if CO2 was real, was a threat, and China cared, their responses would make no sense and are merely the installation of NeoFeudalism, beginning with billion-person mass murder like Sri Lanka.

    Not true according to a new Twitter File”

    So we’re going to arrest Fauci for perjury when? When his lies reach the hundredweight, or what? He’s already killed a couple million people. Too few?

    ““What is space travel going to do for man?”, Ray Bradbury”

    Well they believe the earth is cataclysmic, and overdue for a pole shift (which in the magnetic sense is happening now). Therefore, the “Really Important People” need to be on Mars with their bikini babes. It’s their civic duty to repopulated the earth. You know, like Epstein Ranch!

    That’s why you’re poor, trains derail, and all Ohio’s toxic. We needed that $40 Trillion to Mormon-Father it in space! Bet those women can get pretty compliant when you shut off their air. These guys are lunatics and should be put in a home. I want nothing to do with Bezos’ flaccid Dick Rocket.


    RT quotes a Ukraine source:

    Russia’s losses in Ukraine exceed 185,000 soldiers

    The Ukrainian army has liquidated 630 Russian soldiers over the past day, the General Staff of the Armed Forces of Ukraine said, Report informs via RBC-Ukraine. Besides, the Armed Forces of Ukraine destroyed 6 armored fighting vehicles and 8 drones.The total number of losses of the Russian army since the beginning of the war is 185,050 soldiers.

    This has no credibility. If only because, as Doug Macgregor has been saying for a long time now, and Bobby Kennedy confirms in the video below, 7-8 times more Ukrainian troops die than Russians. And I don’t believe 1.2-1.5 million Ukrainians have died to date. Better to stick with, also from the video, the 300,000 number Kennedy mentions. So ± 40,000 Russians. And I do realize we’re not talking numbers here, we’re talking sons and fathers etc. Real people, with hopes and expectations and futures.

    Mr. House

    Didn’t Fauci’s daughter work at twitter during covid?

    Mr. House
    Dr. D

    “A silent crisis in men’s health gets worse” Across the life span — from infancy to the teen years, midlife and old age — boys and men are more likely to die than girls and women” -WaPo

    I presume this is an article professing heartfelt approval.

    ““Men are advantaged in every aspect of our society, yet we have worse health outcomes for most of the things that will kill you,” said Derek Griffith, director of Georgetown”

    Uh-huh. You might want to look into that. Men are universally advantaged, which is why they die first, at every age, by almost 10%? What happens, do they fall off a yacht or success-party themselves to death? Maaaaaaaaaybe your other assumption is therefore transparent bulls—t, overwhelmingly disproven by your own data? ‘Cause in my world, when people are “advantaged” they use their every advantage to keep themselves alive. This data says men are the LEAST advantaged, by almost 10%.

    Any other sign maybe they’re not “advantaged,” not having a great time? “Men die by suicide nearly four times more often than women,” Huh. What a bunch of crumbs. They have every advantage and yet they still kill themselves 400% more. How ungrateful! We should probably round them up and put them in work camps. …Oops! Too late. They already invented Divorce Court.

    “Men are socially programmed to not complain.”

    Really? Passive tense. WHO programs them? Men program themselves to kill…themselves? That seems unlikely. Yet if the programming doesn’t come from men, wherever can it be from?

    “An oft-cited concern is that men are also less likely to visit the doctor.”

    Sure. Except doctors and iatrogenic error is a major cause of death. Like 10x gun violence. The other is properly-prescribed pharmaceuticals, followed by surgeries. I don’t know you want to look into the real roots of Doctors vs Death, you might get your profession banned.

    ““There is an empathy gap,” Henry said. “There are people who shrug and say, ‘Yes, men die younger. That’s the way the world is.’

    Every time a man is murdered, an angel claps their hands and gets their wings. Yay! Life is better on earth. Ask anyone.

    Fun fact: “Even though estrogen appears to be protective [against heart attacks] in women, studies in the 1970s showed that when estrogen was given to men, instead of being protective, it caused double the rate of heart attacks”

    Sooo…you’re saying you’re murdering 50% of transgender men? Figures. Should have known. It also does not relieve depression and disphoria, as their suicide rates are if anything higher after transition. More money, worse outcomes = Yesssss! We double-dog do this thing!!!

    Well, there’s one man who’s not afraid to complain. That’s because I don’t care that everyone will laugh, point fingers, accuse me, and call me a liar while dancing on my 5.9 year earlier grave.


    Col Douglas MacGregor mentioned the current thing going around about the US Navy, especially in relation to phucking with China over Taiwan.

    Being an Army guy it’s funny but true

    He said, “There are only two type of ships in the US Navy today, submarines and targets”


    Ain’t that the truth, the surface fleet is toast.

    General Billy Mitchel was court marshaled in the 1920’s for telling the Navy their ships were in grave danger because he could sink them with Army Air Corp aircraft.

    WWII in the Pacific proved him right

    MacGregor is stating the obvious after the Empire of Lies Military Industrial Mafia® has sunk trillions into very expensive floating targets for Hyper Sonic Missiles.



    This must be Obvious Headline Day at TAE

    •The Digital Euro Could Usher In Total State Control (Glavinic)


    • Europe is American Pawn – Türkiye (RT)

    Double Duh

    • British Depleted Uranium A ‘Terrible Thing’ For Ukraine

    Triple Duh

    Hat Trick in hockey

    The Collective West has had some type of induced Cerebral Aneurysm

    It can not rationally function at an everyday survival level of mental competence.

    I mean that for real, not figuratively, not in a snarky manner.

    The Collective West’s public Avatar to the world is heading for a grotesque spectacle of a twitching, groaning She/uh? – He/haw individual in a fetal position foaming from the corner of the mouth having lit it’s collective hair on fire and then putting it out with a hammer.

    It’s sooo sick

    Collapse seems the only avenue left



    US Dollar Reserve

    It has often been pointed that economists are not as intelligent as they think they are. A snippet a few days ago had a White House economist saying “control of the world’s reserve currency offered benefits, including the ability to impose sanctions”

    The question should be “What do countries want from a reserve currency?” They DO NOT want to have their economies damaged by sanctions on the whim of the US. They DO NOT want the threat of having their dollar assets frozen and possibly seized if they are deemed to have upset the US.

    In fact the US, EU and UK have frozen assets of Russia AND Russian individuals which makes the dollar, euro and pound undesirable.

    It has been pointed out there is no good alternative to the dollar so it should worry the US that so many countries are desperate enough to actually look for an alternative.

    BRICS+ gives a trading area which can be dollar free. Using local currencies seems to be on the rise which could make them much stronger, as it did the rouble.

    By weaponising the reserve currency it seems the US will lose out. I remember when Trump told China that the US could freeze China’s 3 trillion dollars overnight! Really not a good move!


    Mind your own business
    Life or death is my choice/decision.



    I am 70 and until recently I had only known one person with shingles. Then the 20 year old daughter of a friend had shingles last year, and now the British NHS has regular adverts on TV about shingles.

    Does anyone know if this is a side-effect of the vaccine?



    Yes it is, I know several people who got shingles shortly after the Clotshot


    John Campell: the WHO pandemic treaty and debate in UK.


    The Third Man


    This post is intended as a public service announcement for my fellow TAE’ers.

    A few things to think about as the weather gets warmer in the northern hemisphere – I’m speaking from a US perspective, but some of these things may be relevant elsewhere.

    I have been watching my own neighborhood get worse and worse over the past few years so it is on my mind. It’s weird how a person can tell intuitively if a neighborhood is “Bad” or getting bad. And I keep seeing evidence that all our urban areas are looking the same way. I remember watching livestream footage of downtown Denver in 2020 and saying to my wife “They are making 50 new Detroits. That’s the destination they are pointing at.”

    Chicago illustrates the point and even this early in the Spring, it’s looking like this TYPE of thing will be a major newsworthy trend this year. We’re going to be discussing it anyway, so here’s my 2 cents.

    2 suggestions:

    1. Look into carrying something for self defense. Pepper spray is not at all a bad option. (guns are effective, but you are entering into a particular legal realm upon using them – there’s tradeoffs)

    Reviews of pepper spray online seem dumb. Reviewers seem to focus on RANGE above all else with diffusion at-range in wind being a close 2nd. Really? When I use pepper spray, I care about standing off an enemy at 15ft? In what universe do I start spraying someone who is 15ft away? The whole problem in an urban setting is that you are always passing close by to people and hostility is going to be revealed at close to punching range.

    So here’s the criteria I think you should look at:

    1. Can I deploy it quickly and without screwing up? Am I likely to pull it out of my pocket aimed backwards? How long am I likely to fiddle with the safety mechanism before being able to start squirting? Does it have a clip to put it in a particular always-the-same carrying position so I can grab it and know where it is pointing and where the safety and button are?

    2. Can I get it on target immediately? If it is a thin, laser-like stream and a guy is already in my face AND it’s not that easy to be exactly sure of the aim, I’d have one chance to get him in the face and I if miss my chance…. a cone dispersion might catch a bad guy where a stream would not.

    So things that are intuitively aim-able, have a good pattern of dispersion for being CLOSE, and have an effective safety that does not screw you up seem to be key. NOT range nor dispersion in wind. Who is going to have a pepperspray duel at 15ft?

    here’s some examples to look at

    Bear Spray – there’s 9.2oz and 7.9oz versions. The smaller one fits in a cargo pants/shorts side pocket, barely. Easy to identify/grab/aim spray mechanism, easily used safety, puts out a large volume quickly. Can be used to create a wall/fog barrier if you want. Significant risk of catching some yourself spraying upwind or indoors. Indoors you could fill a room with it, which could be useful, although you’d probably want to close a door on that room so you don’t choke yourself. Useful if you’re dealing with a group. Bulky.

    Mace Police Model Triple action (CS/OC – both pepper and tear gas components) Has a clip which helps with carry/draw. Pretty easy to feel which way it is aiming in your hand. Good safety but still easy to get your finger on the button. Couldn’t find a cone-dispersion version though, so this is a stream.

    Redd Pepper Spray OC/CS (so again, BOTH pepper and tear gas) flip top, CONE dispersion – the safety/button are just as good as the mace. No clip for carry, so there’s nothing to keep it in a particular predictable position while you carry it. A perfect cylinder, so you would only feel which way to hold it by the top, where the actuator/safety is. Cone dispersion gives you a better chance of hitting an attacker in the face quickly – it also potentially lets you set up a deterrent fog between you – I could not find ANY pepper spray that had good ergonomics for carry/draw, pepper AND tear gas, a cone dispersion, AND a good safety.

    Kimber PepperBlast – A gun-ish form factor. Red one looks like a squirtgun, which should help with not running into misunderstandings with the police. Cannot aim/draw wrong due to form factor. Good and easily used safety. Effective ingredients. Sights DO work for aiming within its range. 2 shots. Considering how quickly you can grab and deploy this and its flat carryable form factor, it wouldn’t hurt to have one or two, although I would not want it as a sole means of defense.

    Don’t get one of those dumb pepper ball glorified paintball guns. The balls don’t appear to always work and the “guns” aren’t consistently dependable. Plus, a thing that looks like a gun will be seen by cops as a gun. And brandishing something that looks like a gun might be looked on the same as if you had a real one. Why bother with this.

    Keep in mind most stun guns do NOT incapacitate but cause enraging pain.

    The taser shot that involves barbs and filaments actually DOES incapacitate, but you get either one or two shots depending on the model. And the backup stun gun feature is the same as any other stun gun. There is a one shot taser model that looks kinda like a flashlight. I could see that being KINDA handy for a carry situation. Maybe.

    Generally, the thing you are willing to carry all the time makes you safer than the thing you are reluctant to carry. If the PepperBlast is something you will stick in a pocket as you head out the door and the bear spray is something you’ll leave at home because you can’t be bothered, then the PepperBlast IS the most effective product because it’s the one that will actually be present when you need it.

    Ferfal (anyone from the doom-o-sphere knows he’s the guy who wrote/blogged about living in post 2001 collapse Argentina) constantly would admonish if you are carrying – your means of defense should ALREADY be in your hand BEFORE an altercation takes place. He often commented that entering and leaving your home is the MOST likely time that something will happen, so he would simply have his gun, concealed, IN his hand already as he would leave and arrive.

    What you are willing to carry with you and its form factor should be considered in the context of – HOW will you be carrying it, how might you have it already in your hand, say, in a front or back pocket, the side pocket of a light jacket, etc. We are all polite, civil people. We don’t want to be obviously, rudely reaching for even a nonlethal weapon because someone walking past us looks a little sketchy. If there’s a casual way to be holding it already or have your hand close to it, that’s optimal.

    Whatever your plan for defense, a super powerful flashlight is a thing some people overlook. Consider the Fenix LR35R. A hand held flashlight. 10,000 lumens at highest mode. Like staring into the surface of the sun from 5 feet away. Why play “fair”?

    2. Your door – if you’re an American, your front door is held closed by about 1/2 inch of soft pine. Kick-ins are the #1 type of home invasion.

    You can pry off the interior trim and see that the trim is a thin pine box built around the door. If you insert and glue a slab of oak into the areas around the deadbolt and hinges, you can then drive LONG screws through that wood and into the 2×4’s behind them to hold your hinges and a SECURITY strike plate for your deadbolt. You should also have the metal wraparound reinforcement around your deadbolt for the door. There are a variety of solutions to further keep your door shut when you are home. Door Club, Door Reinforcement Locks, etc.

    You can buy Door Armor instead of doing a DIY reinforcement.

    If you have a garage, someone can most likely get into it in 60 seconds with a coathangar. Look into fixing that.

    I predict this spring and summer will be worse than previous springs and summers in recent memory. Get something – preferably at least 2 somethings – that you will be willing to carry on your person and at least fix your door so it cannot be casually kicked in.

    I hope, if somebody decides to give you a bad night sometime, they break their ankle on your door, limp into a room suddenly filled with a choking cloud of bear spray, then hobble coughingly forward to be blinded by a handheld searchlight, only to meet with whatever final form of defense you had available next.


    Germ will probably appreciate this
    If Celebrating Celebrity COVID Vaxx Injuries Is Wrong, I Don’t Want to Be Right

    If Celebrating Celebrity COVID Vaxx Injuries Is Wrong, I Don’t Want to Be Right


    Complicated Ukraine. Movie is themed at the time before and during the WWII.
    English subs denote in parenthesis which language is spoken (POL), (UK) or (RUS).
    Interesting folk tradition depicted among the clusterf**k.

    Mr. House

    I’m still waiting for deflationista to check in on us since she thought we were all going to die.

    John Day

    I’m experiencing technical difficulties with Substack today. My laptop crashed and I can’t complete the post on this 15 year old iMac. However, my Google mirror blog is up.
    “Reality Based Kennedy: https://www.johndayblog.com/2023/04/reality-based-kennedy.html

    We all have simplified working models of the world in our minds. We must navigate the world, and none of us can fully comprehend it, so our models must be simpler than reality. Some work better than others to predict the near future.
    None of them is very good at predicting the more distant future, except in certain mechanical details, like where the Earth will be in its orbit on any given future date, or the depletion of known mineral reserves, based upon certain rates of consumption. Hubbert’s Peak of US oil production, predicted in the mid 1950s, by America’s premier oil geologist, happened in 1971, as he predicted. It was easier than it would seem, as he had fairly good data, a slide-rule and knew calculus.
    In 1972 a book was published that extended this prediction to the larger global context of human industrial civilization using oil, coal, iron ore and industrial processes, based on their availability and 20th century historical trends, not economics. This book was The Limits To Growth. It predicted a peak of industrial output some time around 2020, based on the famous “Business As Usual” graph here: https://ourfiniteworld.com/2021/02/03/where-energy-modeling-goes-wrong/
    I am certain that the line is drawn in the wrong place. One might easily divide between 2000 and 2050 by our current year to properly place it.
    My best estimate, using a pen and paper is that 2023 is at the point where the declining orange line of “services per capita” intersects the brown line of “population”. It is evident that life is projected to get harder for people until population begins to decline after 2050. Then it will continue to get harder…
    BAU graphic
    I addressed this in posts:
    Build Back Never https://www.johndayblog.com/2021/06/build-back-never.html
    and World-3 War https://drjohnsblog.substack.com/p/world-3-war

    This model of “business as usual” assumes that society does not intervene in the depletion process, the pollution it creates, or in rates of death and reproduction.
    An update a few years ago showed that birth rates and death rates had both declined slightly from predictions, and that population growth was about as predicted.
    That reflected changes in family planning and improved global health. We have seen a campaign in recent years to address global-warming, now “climate change”, which follows on the successful movements in the 1960s and 1970s to reduce and clean up industrial pollution. By the 1990s industrial pollution was being outsourced from the US to China and Mexico at lower cost, producing higher profits.
    The Limits To Growth model is robust over time, particularly so now. Nuclear sub commander Jimmy Carter embraced the predictions, which were easily understood in Arab Oil Embargo years. President Ronald Reagan politically refuted the assertion “that there were any limits on America”. That was more popular than Carter’s sweater speech about turning down thermostats, but dishonest.
    “Happy Days Are Here Again” set the tone for the future. Lies would be used to direct the American people and economy along a chosen path.

    My hypothesis, which I keep testing against developing events, is that peak industrial economy, roughly mirrored in net oil consumption and/or CO2 production, peaked in the second half of 2019. This was the same time as COVID was beginning to spread, Event 201 was held in NYC to plan response to the pandemic, and the “Repo-Crisis” was being dealt with by the Federal Reserve stepping in to cover critical overnight lending between the biggest global banks, which could not trust each other until the next morning for some reason.
    The financial crisis was managed by “going direct” to massively infuse the biggest banks and financial institutions with $US during the MArch 2020 COVID crash, but also in September 2019. The ongoing systemic financial stress is that economic growth is over and that is how finances are managed. Growth is assumed.
    What we keep seeing is government policies which claim to do one thing, but which result in another thing. The thing they result in is economic contraction. Mandating such tight pollution controls for US cars by 2035 as to force 3/4 of them to be electric will not really do that. It is already increasing new car prices, reducing availability, and has doubled used car prices as a result. It is pricing people out of car ownership, which will be rapidly progressive.
    Depleting the Strategic Petroleum Reserve to its lowest level since 1983 provides political cover, but it will soon be part of the kind of oil crisis Americans knew in the 1970s. The solutions will all make that worse. The solutions will all lead to structural reductions in oil and gas by Americans. California wants to outlaw gas stoves and gasoline powered cars to reduce CO2. The electric grid will be the sole limit on that, and it will be a very hard limit. It is easy to constrain electrical generation in California.
    This central choke hold on usage, aided by “smart meters” provides centralized choke controls on what were once known as “citizens”.
    When I look at so many current themes I see reductions in population, reductions in personal wealth, increases in regulations, and climate-mitigation strategies as being aimed at the coercive reduction in “consumption” by humans, still generally referred to as “consumers”. Social Security doesn’t keep up with inflation? Consume less. Transgender now? Don’t have kids. Can’t afford a new or used car? It will be impossible in a few years. Still burning fossil fuels? How backward; go all-electric!
    Tragically, people who have been injected with mRNA and viral-vector DNA COVID “vaccine” products, which induce their cells to produce spike-protein, and release it into their bloodstreams for months, have increased mortality, not just from COVID, but from various cancers, heart attacks, strokes, autoimmune disease and more. Life insurance companies first noticed this in late 2021, and it continues.
    The numbers we have all seen over the years are that a human population of 500 million is a long term sustainable number for planet earth, not relying on fossil fuels for agriculture, transportation, food storage and climate control in our homes.
    My hypothesis is that our “owners” are helping us all get there faster, now that the crisis of terminal oil decline is already here. It’s a bit of a rush. Nuclear holocaust is the fall-back solution. These offers are from the “good cops” as they see it. Please keep moving forward in your lines…

    John Day

    Robert Kennedy Jr’s son Coner secretly went to Ukraine last summer to fight in the Ukrainian Foreign Legion, without telling anybody where he was going or what he was doing. He operated drones, then a machine gun in the Kherson area, before returning alive after a couple of months. (I’m sure there is more to that tale.)
    “He had just landed,” Robert remembers. “He promised that when he came back he would tell me what he was up to.”
    Robert — who has spoken passionately about his thoughts on the military industrial complex — admits that he and Conor haven’t seen eye to eye on the war in Ukraine.
    “When he got back, I kind of expressed some — I don’t know — whether it’s anger or whatever,” Robert tells PEOPLE. “He said to me, when he heard maybe a little bit of anger and concern, ‘Dad, this is what you taught me to do: to stand up for what I believe in.’ And I was like ‘Okay.'”
    Robert continues: “I’m very proud of this. Of my son. And I knew his views about the war were not aligned with mine. Although he’s not naive at all about it. He knows Ukraine has problems and he understands … that there’s corruption. But he doesn’t like Putin. He thinks he’s a gangster and a bully and he doesn’t like bullies.”


    From Today News Africa, Kennedy Jr. shared his stance on the ongoing war in Ukraine, which he believes is driving the Russians closer to the Chinese and is the worst thing for the United States from a geopolitical standpoint.
    Kennedy Jr. stated that while Americans care about the suffering of the underdog, they need to question why the US is in Ukraine. He argued that if the US is there to depose Vladimir Putin, as President Biden has said, or to exhaust the Russians, as Secretary of Defense Lloyd Austin has stated, then killing Ukrainians as pawns in a proxy war between two great powers is not justifiable.

    Robert F. Kennedy Jr. asserts Ukraine war brings Russia closer to China, posing a significant geopolitical threat to the United States

    Robert Kennedy Jr. gave a presidential candidacy announcement Wednesday night in Boston. Fox News has the most complete and least sneering description of his political platform that I can find. Bobby describes himself as “pro-safe-vaccines”, and ha consistently taken that stance. He is against corporate capture of government, and the current complex deep-state-military-industrial-media-AI-complex version of that (“techno-fascism” , anybody?).
    Bobby had a long career as an environmental lawyer, getting the Hudson River and others cleaned up by reporting and suing illegal polluters. Mercury poisoning was the transition into his founding of Children’s Health Defense, which has been a defender of human rights in the pandemic and vaccine-mandate epoch.
    He took a standard anti-pollution position on global warming in the early 200s, as did I. It seemed straightforward, another kind of pollution problem. In recent years I have kept tracking the data, and for the past decade it just does not show progressive warming or loss of polar ice mass. Additionally, I have become aware of more CO2 emissions naturally, as from deep oceanic volcanic rifts, and of what might be overriding climate effects of solar emission cycles and “space weather”. Recurrent climate catastrophes have occurred even in written human history, and more extremely in the fossil record. It seems to me that “climate change” is a convenient stalking-horse for forcing a reduction in oil consumption upon people without telling them the truth. “Climate Change”, to whatever degree it is true or false, is primarily a control narrative, employed to force our compliance with the decisions of the powerful.
    Bobby has softened his position on climate change.
    “There’s no daylight between good environmental policy and good economic policy,” Kennedy said. “Good environmental policy is good economic policy.”
    Kennedy’s speech did not mention climate change, and his webpage does not either. Instead, The Democratic candidate emphasizes supporting sustainable agriculture with subsidies, incentivizing a transition to clean energy sources, and protecting wild lands from mining, logging, oil drilling and suburban sprawl.


    Some video clips from RFK Jr’s announcement speech, and the tone:
    Kennedy asserted that “my mission over the next 18 months of this campaign, and throughout my presidency will be to end the corrupt merger of state and corporate power that is threatening now… to impose a new kind of corporate feudalism on our country. To commoditize our children, our purple mountains’ majesty, to poison our children and our people with chemicals and pharmaceutical drugs, to strip-mine our assets, to hollow out the middle class, and keep us in a constant state of war.”

    Video: RFK Jr. Tells Deep State “Nice Try” As Fire Alarm Interrupts His Presidential Announcement

    John Day

    Dan sends this article about the mechanisms by which American military equipment costs about 15X as much as the equivalent equipment costs Russia and China. There was a large DoD audit of defense contractors which greatly clarifies reality. Not everybody in the Pentagon is satisfied with the corrupt management which does not even deliver.
    The Military-Industrial Stock Buyback Complex
    Why is the US military ceding ground to China? As a new DOD report shows, big defense contractors are middlemen whose main purpose is stock buybacks and dividends.

    Biden’s DOJ Indicts Four Americans for Their Political Views on Russia
    The allegation is that members of the African People’s Socialist Party were involved in a ‘foreign malign influence campaign’.

    The DOJ claims that Ionov used the AGMR to conduct Russia’s “malign influence campaign” and recruited Americans to spread “Russian propaganda.” The indictment alleges the Russians were involved in a 2019 local election in St. Petersburg, Florida (not Russia), one city where the APSP is based…
    ..Offices and homes affiliated with the APSP were raided by the FBI in 2022 over the group’s connections to the AGMR. Omali Yeshitela, the leader of the APSP who was indicted by the DOJ, pointed out after the raid that his group has worked with organizations around the world for decades.
    “At our First Party Congress held in Oakland, California in 1981, we received solidarity statements from organizations and governments from around the world,” Yeshitela wrote in an article published by Antiwar.com in March 2023.
    “This helps to give lie to the notion that our connection to a Russian NGO is evidence of an illicit relationship that we would have with a ‘foreign power,’” he said.
    Yeshitela strongly denied that his group was working for Russia, and they appear to have been targeted for their political beliefs. The APSP has expressed support for Russia and denounced US involvement in Ukraine, but the group has been speaking out against US foreign policy since it was formed in 1972.
    Yeshitela said in the article that he expected to be indicted and that the government would likely use the Foreign Agents Registration Act (FARA) to go after him and his group.
    “This is selective prosecution. The American Israel Public Affairs Committee and other Israeli lobbying organizations are seemingly immune from prosecution under the FARA law despite their obvious public function as agents of the Israeli government,” he wrote.

    Biden’s DOJ Indicts Four Americans for Their Political Views on Russia

    UK police arrests French publisher from work trip in London over anti-Macron protests in Paris Thanks Christine
    In a bizarre incident, two plainclothes Scotland Yard detectives stopped a well-known French publisher as he was on his way to the London Book Fair in Kensington and questioned him about his involvement in anti-government protests back in his country.
    Ernest Moret, works as foreign rights manager for Éditions La Fabrique in Paris.
    Moret was reportedly stopped by ports officers and questioned for six hours under terrorism laws when he arrived at St Pancras station on the Eurostar from Paris at 6.30pm on Monday.
    He was searched and his phone and laptop were confiscated, and demanded his passwords; according to coworkers, he refused to comply…

    His detention is believed to be the first time a French person has been detained in the UK due to protests in his own country, though the Metropolitan Police has not confirmed this.
    It was revealed last night, as a diplomatic battle over his incarceration erupted, that the 28-year-old publisher is still being held after being arrested for refusing to reveal the passcodes to his computer and phone.
    The editorial director of the Paris-based publishing house, Stella Magliani-Belkacem, who was with him when he was arrested, told the Guardian: “When we were on the platform, two people, a woman and a guy, told us they were counter-terrorist police.”
    They claimed they had the right to question him about protests in France and displayed a document called Section 7 of the Terrorism Act of 2000.
    “I’m still shaking,” she continued, “and we are still in shock over what happened.” …
    ..On suspicion of willfully impeding a Schedule 7 examination in violation of section 18 of the Terrorism Act 2000, Moret was additionally detained the following day.
    La Fabrique referred to the arrest as a “assault on freedom of expression” and asserted that the British and French governments conspired to imprison Mr. Moret.
    ‘The police officers claimed that Ernest had participated in demonstrations in France as a justification for this act, a quite remarkably inappropriate statement for a British police officer to make and which seems to clearly indicate complicity between French and British authorities on this matter,’ said a spokesman for the publisher, calling his arrest’scandalous’.

    French Poll Finds Le Pen Now More Popular Than Macron (but she’s the French Trump!)

    Stop feeding Europeans. Save the planet for the “owners”!
    European farmers are furious over a bullshit plan by the European Union which would force then to be treated as industrial plants, similar to steel mills or chemical works, in order to force them to cut greenhouse gas emissions and other pollution.


    Mr. House:

    One of two things happened to poor deflatjonista.

    1. She/he died from the clot shot, or
    2. The money dried up killing deflationista.

    John Day

    A Midwestern Doctor sees the same thing I see and remembers what happened to Jewish family members in Germany. Peek at the comments section.
    Don’t Be a Sucker , Medical Apartheids Lead to Very Dark Places

    Sasha Latypova looks at the Moderna “vaccine” contracts, which are different from the Pfizer contracts. A few excerpts:
    First study ordered – Development and Reproductive Toxicology (DART), the only GLP or Good Laboratory Practice-compliant study required in the entire program. Clearly, pregnant women and unborn babies were the target right from the start. The US Government wanted to see whether sterility and fetal death/malformations could be achieved after 5 doses or so, using the rat as a model. The Government ordered GLP-grade work to make extra sure that the results would be validated, i.e. reliable: …
    ..Next comes the reference to the studies to be done by the Vaccine Research Center of the NIH (VRC): “continues to support nonclinical…” = they are running animal experiments for Moderna in their labs. They also clearly know this mRNA concoction will induce “disease enhancement”, aka VAIDS, aka “breakthrough” covid, maybe more severe deadly covid in the injected population. They want this studied and confirmed!

    Medical opinions contrary to government policy are illegal to express. Carry on.
    British Columbia’s dissenting physicians silenced as ‘bylaws mandating vaccines for any condition the government determines necessary’ are going into effect

    British Columbia’s dissenting physicians silenced as ‘bylaws mandating vaccines for any condition the government determines necessary’ are going into effect


    Walensky / CDC / Fauci / Establishment

    ” an evolution of science ”

    ” speed of science ”

    ” trust our science ”

    translation- “trust our expert lies, you can’t keep up with how fast we tell them or how quickly they evolve into more lies…”

    It’s poetry in motion
    She turned her tender eye to me
    Deep as any ocean
    As sweet as any harmony
    She blinded me with science
    And feminine biology

    Ha! It’s poetry in motion
    Now she’s making love to me
    The spheres are in commotion
    The elements in harmony
    She blinded me with science
    And hit me with technology

    I don’t believe it!
    There she goes again!
    She’s tidied up, and I can’t find anything!
    All my tubes and wires
    And careful notes
    And antiquated notions
    But it’s poetry in motion
    When she turned her eyes to me
    As deep as any ocean
    As sweet as any harmony
    Huh, she blinded me with science

    Transgender lawmaker silenced by Montana House speaker


    Dear TransgenderVestite- STFU

    HELENA, Mont. (AP) — Montana’s House speaker on Thursday refused to allow a transgender lawmaker to speak about bills on the House floor until she apologizes for saying lawmakers would have “blood on their hands” if they supported a bill to ban gender-affirming medical care for transgender youth, the lawmaker said.

    Rep. Zooey Zephyr, who was deliberately referred to using male pronouns by some conservative lawmakers demanding her censure, said she will not apologize, creating a standoff between the first-term state lawmaker and Republican legislative leaders.

    John Day

    @WES: I think “Deflationista” was a construct, a paid position manned by various human “information warriors” and a lot of bot action, in support of Pfizer/Moderna narratives exclusively.

    The original Deflationista circa 2010 was obviously a regular human.

    John Day

    @jb-hb: Take martial arts classes and keep it up until they let you practice-fight with other people. Then you will have the feel of fighting and the body-memory, and the automatic moves in a fight.

    John Day

    @Anticlimatic: Yes, Shingles is a COVID vaccine side effect. It is caused by immunosuppression, which allows dormant varicella zoster virus from childhood chicken pox to activate and erupt along a nerve root, causing a painful eruptive rash.

    John Day

    Dr D wrote:
    “Europe is American Pawn – Türkiye (RT)
    Yes but America is a Davos pawn. Look at their policies. It’s almost like there’s a third, supra-national organization that crosses borders and influences things. Maybe the one Putin was talking about, that self-funding using hundred-billion drug running and oil thefts?”



    Urgent – Help Ukraine Privatize!

    If you are feeling very lucky, I have a great business opportunity just for you!

    The Ukraine State Property Fund is trying to privatize 3,600 state owned companies. The executive of the fund is currently not funded but is expecting to correct this situation shortly.

    You can help fund the Ukraine State Property Fund’s executive by purchasing one of their 3,600 State owned companies at fire sale prices! This is a once-in-a-lifetime guaranteed get rich quick opportunity issued by the time-limited executives of the unfunded Ukraine State Property Fund.

    Do your part to help support the efforts of these Ukraine State Property Fund’s Nazi executives to get properly funded before the war ends! The war might end anytime, so act quickly before all 3,600 companies are sold!


    Dr. John Day:

    In regards to deflationista, I 100% agree with you!
    Sadly, the “artificial” in deflationista’s AI couldn’t create any more free “real” money to continue to survive!

    Dr D Rich

    Blinken was always the obvious jazzy-assed fraud in the mould of Buh-Rock Obama.

    Friday dump from the House Judiciary committee.

    “Mike Morell admits to receiving a phone call from current Secretary of State Anthony Blinken, with a request to create disinformation and protect Joe Biden from scrutiny over the Hunter Biden laptop revelations.  Morell then coordinated with 50 intelligence officials to fabricate a claim that Russians had created the Biden laptop story as a disinformation campaign.”



    @jb-hb: Take martial arts classes and keep it up until they let you practice-fight with other people. Then you will have the feel of fighting and the body-memory, and the automatic moves in a fight.

    Denver is fortunate to have a dojo run by the last living disciple of the man who started Aikido

    It also has a wonderful attached restaurant called Domo – the servers are all students there.

    Anyway, I was definitely no better than beginner level. There was a point at which a blackbelt barrel-chested fellow 2-3x my mass decided to throw an extra twist – for fun – into a move involving the head and neck. My neck has never felt the same.

    I reflected and decided that giving randos of unpredictable attitude and mental state regular access to inflict life-affecting injuries for lols along with a perfect excuse of Accepted Risk and a waiver was not a good combo. I further reflected that while a rando Aikido person can twist your neck, a firearms instructor cannot shoot you. So I went with that.

    I didn’t want to start a gun conversation, but I think everyone should at the least carry 2 forms of nonlethal protection in this day and age.


    Pierre-Auguste Renoir Dance at Bougival 1883

    Fancy-boy hipsters were around in 1883? Nice shoes, shame about the tee shirt.


    Chicago Workers who Refused Covid Vaccines to be Reinstated with Back Pay

    The laid-off unionized Chicago employees will receive back pay, a 7% interest, and will be fully reinstated with seniority.

    Unionized City of Chicago employees fired or disciplined for violating COVID-19 vaccination requirements must be reinstated and repaid for any loss of wages or benefits, a state hearing officer has ruled.

    Administrative Law Judge Anna Hamburg-Gal said the city violated the Illinois Public Labor Relations Act by not bargaining in good faith over vaccine requirements and changes in sick leave policies. Her ruling, issued Wednesday, requires the city to “make whole” workers who lost pay and benefits, plus 7% annual interest.


    Lori Lightfoot – Liberal, Politician, of Color, Gay/ Lesbian whatever, Covid Cult Ghoul = I see a pattern.
    Just another mentally ill Liberal hypocrite who should never have been in power… who should be in jail.

    Vax side effect oddities- there has been plenty of discussion regarding vaxd brain damage. Prion like mad cow disease, neurological dmg, blood brain barrier spike dmg etc.. motor skills, cognitive logic.

    I have seen enough “oddities” in behavior these past 2 years post vax to believe it may be occurring in lots of people… their brains turning to mush and incredibly nonsensical behavior. Potentially leading to aggressive, violent temperaments.

    Had an interesting long conversation with a Gang/ Drug task force cop some years ago. She recommended tasers as the best option for a carry street defense tool. She said pepper spray can have zero affect on jacked up crims, you can spray yourself, moisture, lighting etc.

    I strongly recommend everyone take some Self defense classes, Martial studies even better.

    General protocol for martial studies begins with empty hand training and builds to weapon training later- sticks, staff, short blades to longer blades, spear etc.

    A weapon is a tool to be trained with properly before trying to use it in a serious defense scenario. Empty hand training, sparring, partner exercises build awareness sensitivities- distance, timing, footwork coordinated with hands, basic body structure, how NOT to get hit, flanking, body language…

    Anyone owning and intending to use a firearm for SD had damn well better have training in the above before picking up a firearm…followed by lots of proper training with. Know the critical 4 rules of handling a weapon to keep yourself safe. Safety First.

    I highly recommend getting a good lightweight flashlight that you can carry always ! Simple example-

    Enough light to take someones vision away…long enough to be used as an impact striking tool, easily carried and inconspicuous all the time.

    Prepare, train, have fun doing it, take it seriously, stay healthy.



    Contact Ken Cohen in Nederland. Pretty sure he’s still teaching or may be able to lead you in that direction. Internal Arts are a great path- make sure they are actually trained in applications, not just waving their arms around.

    Great resource- Tom Bisio is the real deal, no bs.


    Lots of goods here from Ian Sinclair

    Tim Cartmell- excellent stuff-

    Happy Training


    Singaporean diplomat and scholar Kishore Mahbubani on the main reason for the Ukraine war:
    “The absence of the culture of pragmatism in European cultures.
    ALL they had to do was reach a compromise with Russia”

    The Ukraine war was started simply as the excuse to sanction Russia and to defeat it economically. The USA is aware that it cannot beat Russia militarily, it would all end in a nuclear war. However, they were certain that they could defeat the Russians economically. Once the war started they had their excuse and applied an obscene amount of sanctions and applied huge pressure to their allies to do the same. This was never about winning militarily, which is why the west did not roll out their best weapons on day one, they did not train the Ukraine army to use their best weapons, despite having eight years between 2014 and 2022 in which to do so. No, this was always about the sanctions.

    Those people who think that this makes NATO look hopeless are really fooling only themselves, hopium. NATO is not using anything like its full might not because it is afraid of Russia but because it does not want to start a nuclear war. The fact that this did not defeat Russia economically now leaves NATO without any way of forcing Russia to do anything, they have been seen to have lost their economic power. There is a new kid in town.

    The sad thing is that they continue this war in the hope that Russia is still going to eventually collapse and they will be able to eventually steal all the Russia resources. All those idiots that stayed in Ukraine to fight for their country should be fighting the USA but instead are fighting the Russians: ironic. Well, in the end there will be no independent Ukraine, it will be part of Russia for the next 100 years, it will be a casualty of the sanctions war and its own corruption. The world has seen that US sanctions are now ineffective for any country happy to join the China-Russia axis.

    Veracious Poet



    Bear wanders into cat’s territory.

    Winning is all about attitude.


    re. carbon dioxide is not a pollutant

    Water cannot harm you, you cannot drown and waterboarding is a fabrication.

    “Without it trees and plants would die and so would you.”

    Can we please have less of the blatant crap masquerading as fun?

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