May 132023
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Zelensky ‘Will End Up Like Hitler’ – Medvedev (RT)
Ukraine Wants To End War By Winter, Says Oleksii Danilov (RT)
False Claims About Russia Continue To Cloud The ‘West’s’ Vision (MoA)
Beltway Mediocrities Bumble Toward Armageddon (Eve Ottenberg)
People In West Are Paying For Their Leaders’ Mistakes – Peskov (TASS)
‘Migrant Village’ For Conservative Americans To Be Built In Russia (RT)
Pentagon Acknowledges Uncertainty in Defending Against Hypersonic Missiles (ET)
EU Warns China To Use Influence With Russia To End War In Ukraine (SCMP)
Grain Deal Extension Possible Only If Russian Part Implemented – Peskov (TASS)
The Smell of Goose Cooking (Jim Kunstler)
James Woods Rips McCarthy Over Biden Border BS (AW)
Open Border Catastrophe is the Cloward-Piven Plan to Destroy America (Wayne Root)
Comer’s Presser And Biden’s Family (Denninger)
Who Is Linda Yaccarino, Elon Musk’s Pick For New Twitter CEO? (Ghaffary)
“Veganism is Bad for You – Now I Only Eat Red Meat” – Bear Grylls (DS)





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“The creature in green wished death on everyone in the Kremlin. And not by hand. Who will die how, we do not know, because the ways of the Lord are inscrutable. But the drug addict in Kyiv just has a chance to disappear from his own hands. Go nuts by committing cowardly suicide. Like Hitler swallowing dog poison.”

Zelensky ‘Will End Up Like Hitler’ – Medvedev (RT)

Ukrainian leader Vladimir Zelensky could suffer the same fate as Nazi dictator Adolf Hitler, former Russian President Dmitry Medvedev has claimed. The comments came in response to Zelensky’s suggestion that Kremlin officials would meet a “sad end.” “We do not know who will meet which end,” Medvedev wrote on Telegram, before comparing the Ukrainian president to Hitler, who committed suicide during the final stages of World War II as Soviet troops stormed Berlin. The former Russian leader also accused Zelensky of “wishing death to everyone in the Kremlin.” His remarks came in response to an interview published by the BBC on Friday, in which Zelensky stated: “Believe me, those in the Kremlin… it will end badly for them.” The Ukrainian president expressed his desire for the rapid demise of the current Russian leadership, claiming that they “will certainly not die a natural death.”

The interview with Zelensky comes less than two weeks after a drone attack on the Kremlin, which Moscow described as an assassination attempt against President Vladimir Putin and an act of terrorism. The Russian leader was not at the Kremlin at the time of the incident. Russia accused Kiev of orchestrating the attack and said it reserves the right to respond as it sees fit. Ukraine denied any involvement in the incident, although the attack prompted Medvedev to call for the “physical removal” of Zelensky. Kiev’s intelligence chief, Kirill Budanov, later vowed to “keep killing Russians anywhere” until Ukraine’s “complete victory.” The Kremlin branded the statement “truly heinous,” and said it was confirmation that Kiev was involved in orchestrating terrorist attacks.

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Talk is cheap.

Ukraine Wants To End War By Winter, Says Oleksii Danilov (RT)

By winter, we want to end the war completely, Oleksii Danilov, secretary of the Security and Defense Council of Ukraine, told Report. According to him, the Ukrainian military knows exactly what they have to do: “They are experts and have proven to the whole world that our army is ready for battle, moreover, it is fully creative, and we strike at the enemy from where they least expect it. I think it will be the same this time.” Danilov noted that the main thing is the result: “We must liberate our territories. Taking into account all the factors, the measures will start at the necessary time. We must start on time, not early or late. We have a common plan – to liberate all our territories from the terrorists who attacked us. The only thing left is time. Whether it will be one or more operations depends on many circumstances. We will not be limited by time. We will fight as long as it takes.”

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“Only a realistic assessment and more respect for Russia’s capabilities can correct the mistake of waging and losing a proxy war against it.”

False Claims About Russia Continue To Cloud The ‘West’s’ Vision (MoA)

The pro-Ukrainian Spectator states correctly that the sanctions on Russia have failed. But its reasoning is dubious: “The West embarked on its sanctions war with an exaggerated sense of its own influence around the world. As we have discovered, non-western countries lack the will to impose sanctions on either Russia or on Russian oligarchs. The results of the miscalculation are there for all to see. In April last year, the IMF forecast that the Russian economy would contract by 8.5 per cent in 2022 and by a further 2.3 per cent this year. As it turned out, GDP fell by just 2.1 per cent last year, and this year the IMF is forecasting a small rise of 0.7 per cent. And that is all in spite of the war in Ukraine going much more badly than many imagined it would in February of last year. The Russian economy has not been destroyed; it has merely been reconfigured, reorientated to look eastwards and southwards rather than westwards.”

Yes, the ‘West’ had an “exaggerated sense of its own influence around the world”. But that is only a part of the problem. The ‘West’ still thinks it is superior to other countries even as at least some other countries have caught up with it and are, in parts, superior in the use of science and technology. Moreover the ‘West’ thought that Russia was inferior to it. In 2015 the late Senator John McCain called it a “gas station masquerading as a country”: “Look, Russia is a gas station masquerading as a country,” McCain said. “It’s kleptocracy. It’s corruption. It’s a nation that’s really only dependent upon oil and gas for their economy, and so economic sanctions are important.” In the early 1990s Russia surely was down. But it wasn’t out. It had a heavy industry and everything it needed to feed it. It had well educated people and large scientific community.

When McCain spoke, 25 years after Russia’s downfall, the country was largely back in the upper league. Its per head production of steel, cement, energy and food was and is higher than in most ‘western’ countries. Those are the basics numbers one needs to judge an industrial country and its capabilities, not some dubious number like the Gross Domestic Product which includes ‘services’ of dubious value. (For example the share of health expenditure in the quite high U.S. GDP is 16.8% with a worse outcome for the general population than in less spending European countries.) As it has now become clear even to the Spectator that the sanctions on Russia have failed one would hope that the ‘West’ would come to a more realistic view of itself and of Russia economic capabilities. Unfortunately that is not yet the case.

Witness Florida’s governor Ron DeSantis who in March 2023 basically repeated McCain’s false claim: “… DeSantis said of Putin. “And so, he’s basically a gas station with a bunch of nuclear weapons and one of the things we could be doing better is utilizing our own energy resources in the US.” The ‘West’ will continue to underestimate Russia’s capability as long as such false claims are still believed. Only a realistic assessment and more respect for Russia’s capabilities can correct the mistake of waging and losing a proxy war against it.


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“This very unfortunate and wildly provocative legislation mandates “the restoration of Ukraine’s 1991 borders and to bring Ukraine into NATO after the war is over..”

Beltway Mediocrities Bumble Toward Armageddon (Eve Ottenberg)

Our government is run by second-raters. Mediocrities in the state department and national security apparatus have seized the political steering wheel, because president Joe Biden, like senator Dianne “No Show” Feinstein and many others in our extensive gerontocracy do not inspire confidence. And the results are disastrous for Americans. De-dollarization across much of the planet and the possibility of a two-front, conceivably radioactive war against China and/or Russia. You think these two developments sound far-fetched? Well, the former is already underway, and as for the latter, rabid neo-cons and jingoistic four-star generals have stepped into the vacuum at the top and on your TV screen, and these dimwits can’t imagine losing, so now we move closer than ever before, even during the Cuban Missile Crisis, to igniting nuclear Armageddon.

Just picture the Ukrainian drone that struck the Kremlin May 3 and ask yourself what would have happened had a Russian drone collided with the roof of the white house? The U.S. might well have launched nuclear missiles – amirite? We denizens of planet earth are all very lucky, and especially those of us who reside in American cities, that Russian leaders were rational enough not to target western metropolises with nuclear warheads. They have made clear that they won’t be further provoked, even by preposterous U.S. media claims that the Kremlin droned itself, claims that reveal yet again two sorry facts: first, our press outlets think we are morons and second, they parrot CIA talking points.

That’s the hot war. Then there’s the economic one. Dollar boosters like Treasury secretary Janet Yellen like to note that it would be very difficult for any other country’s money to replace the greenback as the world’s reserve currency. True enough. But who says the world has to HAVE a reserve currency? What China, Russia and the Global South show, as they stop trading in dollars and dump U.S. Treasuries, is that they can conduct business in their own currencies and will do so, having witnessed Washington’s idiotic sanctions on numerous nations and thus having been terrorized by the imbecilic weaponization of the dollar. So most of the world, aside from the west, now takes steps to abandon the U.S. financially. The dollar’s reign is ending, and soon we Americans will face a radically altered and indisputably grimmer future. All thanks to the stupidity of the very pedestrian people at the top in Washington, starting back in the Clinton administration.

As for the China-Russia alliance, anyone with a brain could see that coming. But not our congressmembers. And those forewarned had not a care in the world. As long ago as 1997, senator Joe Biden proclaimed: “And then the Russians say to me ‘You keep expanding NATO, we’re going to make friends with China.’ I almost burst out laughing. I could barely contain myself, I said ‘Good luck to you guys. If China doesn’t work out, try Iran.’” Well, who’s laughing now? Not the U.S. president, who can’t even get China’s leader to answer his phone calls. Not the American people, who, according to some polls (58 percent, said a Reuters-Ipsos poll in October), worry that this administration of very unexceptional people will enrage the Russia-China colossus and thus stumble into a nuclear holocaust.

Meanwhile congress throws gasoline on this political dumpster fire with its Ukrainian Victory Resolution. In the House, Tennessee Dem Steve Cohen and South Carolina Republican Joe Wilson sponsored this bill. A companion resolution, introduced by senators – Connecticut Dem Richard Blumenthal, liberal darling and Rhode Island Dem Sheldon Whitehouse, and South Carolina Republican Lindsay “Bombs Away” Graham – now percolates through that chamber of the capitol. This very unfortunate and wildly provocative legislation mandates “the restoration of Ukraine’s 1991 borders and to bring Ukraine into NATO after the war is over,” according to Daniel Larison in Responsible Statecraft April 28.

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But their media won’t tell them..

People In West Are Paying For Their Leaders’ Mistakes – Peskov (TASS)

People in the West should understand that they are paying the erroneous and ineffective policy of their leaders, Russian presidential press secretary Dmitry Peskov said on Friday. “More and more analysts [in the West] begin to elaborate on the topic of the efficiency of the collective West’s policy, on the topic of the efficiency of the [anti-Russian] sanctions,” he said. “It is rather good than bad.” “We would like people in the collective West to know that they have to reap the consequences of the erroneous, wrong and ineffective policy of their leaders,” the Kremlin spokesman stressed.

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“Today they have 70 genders, tomorrow who knows what,” Beslangurov told the conference. “Many normal people do not understand this, and they want to emigrate..”

‘Migrant Village’ For Conservative Americans To Be Built In Russia (RT)

Construction of an “American village” for 200 families of conservative immigrants will start in Moscow Region in 2024, immigration attorney Timur Beslangurov has revealed. Beslangurov, a partner in the Vista law firm, brought up the new settlement at a session of the St. Petersburg International Legal Forum on Thursday. “Basically, they are Orthodox Christians, Americans and Canadians who, for ideological reasons, want to move to Russia,” he said. The regional government approved the construction, but the prospective immigrants are funding the settlement themselves, according to Beslangurov. It will be built in the Serpukhov district, due south of the Russian capital. Tens of thousands of Westerners would like to move to Russia, the attorney claimed, including people with no Russian roots.

“The reasons are known, it’s the imposition of radical left-liberal values in the West, which basically have no limits. Today they have 70 genders, tomorrow who knows what,” Beslangurov told the conference. “Many normal people do not understand this, and they want to emigrate. Many choose Russia, but face a huge number of bureaucratic problems related to the imperfection of Russian immigration laws.” One potential group of immigrants are traditionalist Catholics who are “white Americans with many children,” said Beslangurov, adding that the US government considers them “domestic terrorists.” A FBI memo made public in February referred to “radical-traditionalist Catholic” believers as potential “racially or ethnically motivated violent extremists.” After 19 Republican state attorneys-general demanded of the federal government to stop its “anti-Catholic bigotry,” the FBI disavowed the document.

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In short: they have no idea. For one thing, they can’t test it.

Pentagon Acknowledges Uncertainty in Defending Against Hypersonic Missiles (ET)

The United States Department of Defense (DOD) is seeking nearly $30 billion in its $842 billion Fiscal Year 2024 (FY24) budget request for missile defeat and defense programs across all branches of the military. Right now, the DOD is in a race to develop its own hypersonic missiles and engineer effective defenses against the high-velocity, maneuverable missiles being developed by Russia and, particularly, by the Peoples Republic of China (PRC). During questioning by Senate Armed Services Committee’s Strategic Forces Subcommittee Chair Sen. Angus King (I-Maine) in a May 9 budget hearing, four flag officers said some existing systems have “capabilities” against hypersonic weapons but did not know for sure until they are tested against the evolving missile systems.

King was not happy. “It seems to me that we are spending a lot more money to developing hypersonic missiles than we are developing capabilities to defend against them,” he said. King asked Missile Defense Agency Director Vice Adm. Jon A. Hill if an aircraft carrier could be defended against a hypersonic missile attack. “We have the capability to stop it in two places, in the boost-glide phase” and when the missile re-enters the atmosphere, Hill said, noting the Navy’s SM-6 missiles are “cruise missile killers” designed to track and kill fast-moving, maneuverable targets that can fly high and skim the surface. “It would be defeated by a destroyer defending a carrier.”

Noting Ukrainians claim they shot down a Russian hypersonic weapon last week with a Patriot anti-air missile provided by the U.S., Hill said the Patriot systems, Terminal High Altitude Area Defense missiles (THAAD), and Aegis ballistic defense system all have “capability” demonstrated in tests against hypersonics. “THAAD operates on the edge of the atmosphere,” he said. “We haven’t tested it against hypersonic, but I’m willing to bet there are capacities that we can leverage there.” [..] King said these ant-missile systems are based on technologies from the 1980-90s and asked why DOD is not experimenting with using direct energy weapons to knock down missiles. At $4 to $10 million each, using missiles in a “bullet on bullet approach is an expensive proposition” in defending against other missiles.

Developing a “directed energy” weapon for missile defense has been “a target for a period of time,” Hill said with prototypes being tested in the fleet. “It is scaling its way there. That work is being done today.” King said he’s been lobbying to aggressively ramp up direct energy weapons development for five years without “any sense of urgency” from the DOD. Direct energy is “clearly preferable to a $4 million bullet,” he said. “More investment is required,” Hill said. “It is all science and engineering right now.”

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“EU Warns China” equals: they have no idea what their place in the world is. What are they going to do? Stop imports from China?

First time I’ve seen Borrell claim that “what is happening in Ukraine is an existential threat for us..” He stole that line from Putin. But it obviously doesn’t work. The existence of Russia is not the same as the “existence” of a fleeting political and economic bloc.

EU Warns China To Use Influence With Russia To End War In Ukraine (SCMP)

The European Union has warned China again to use its influence to end Russia’s war in Ukraine, or their already strained relations will worsen. “Life is complicated,” said top diplomat Josep Borrell at a press conference in Sweden on Friday evening. “If I don’t like your behaviour, you cannot expect to be good friends. It is as simple as that.” He welcomed the news that China’s special envoy for Eurasia would embark on a trip to Ukraine, Russia and other European capitals next Monday in a bid to help resolve the 15-month armed conflict. “It is so important that China understands that what is happening in Ukraine is an existential threat for us, and we expect that China will use its role and its responsibilities. If this is not the case, our relationship will not be so good.”

“We had been asking China to get involved with Ukraine, and this phone call with President Xi [Jinping] was the first small step. And this special envoy is another step towards China using its influence to stop this war,” Borrell told the Post, in a separate conversation. But he added that “we know China is practising pro-Russian neutrality”. “So this [peace] initiative is important for us, because we cannot have a good relationship with China if China is clearly supporting Russia.” Borrell spoke to the Post on the eve of a debate focused on China involving the bloc’s 27 foreign ministers. Wary of leaks and security breaches after a morning discussing Ukraine, ministers were bused off to a 17th century castle on the outskirts of Stockholm. There they were locked in a room with no phones or other electronic devices for four hours to discuss how to recalibrate ties with China.

The conversation was guided by a position paper on China policy written by the bloc’s foreign service, which was sent to member states on Thursday after intense internal haggling about its content. The Spaniard claimed members stood united behind the nine-page document, which calls for continued engagement with Beijing, even as it warned of the growing threat from an increasingly “nationalist and ideological” rival. “The 27 are united behind the music of this text,” Borrell said. “I haven’t seen any concrete disagreement.” [..] However, behind the scenes some diplomats were already pushing back against the assertion that the 27 were on the same page. “It seems that somebody is tone-deaf,” said one, adding that the document conveyed an “apologetic tone” suggesting Brussels was not seriously committed to revamping ties with Beijing.

A second described it as “meandering”, but believed such as the price the EU would pay for trying to accommodate members with such competing interests. “It is a big tent. It has to suit everyone from Lithuania to Hungary,” the official said, referring to the most hawkish and dovish of the bloc’s members regarding China. Arriving at the Stockholm summit on Friday morning, ministers offered mixed reviews on the report. “I underline that unfortunately systemic rivalry has risen significantly in recent years. We have to make that clear together here, we as Europeans can only speak with one voice, which is then heard in foreign policy,” said German Foreign Minister Annalena Baerbock, ostensibly approving of the text. “We as Europeans do not want decoupling. We do not want distraction. But we want to minimise our own risks that endanger our security,” she said, highlighting one of the document’s leading themes.

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“..the grain deal will cease to be effective if Moscow does not receive guarantees that its demands will be met by May 18..“

Grain Deal Extension Possible Only If Russian Part Implemented – Peskov (TASS)

The only chance of the grain deal being extended is if the Russian part of the agreement is implemented, regardless of any phone conversations that take place between the Russian and Turkish presidents, Vladimir Putin and Recep Tayyip Erdogan, Russian Presidential Spokesman Dmitry Peskov told journalists on Friday. “For a [grain] deal to take place, a conversation between the two presidents will not help. In order to seal the deal, the second part of the agreement, which concerns promises to us (the Russian Federation – TASS), must be implemented,” the Kremlin spokesman stressed. Speaking in general about the possibility of a conversation between Putin and Erdogan, Peskov said that it is not on the schedule now, “but it may be penciled in within a few hours if necessary.”

Agreements to enable the export of food and fertilizers to world markets were signed on July 22, 2022 in Istanbul. They were originally meant to last 120 days and were extended for another 120 days in November. Russia announced on March 18 that the deal had been extended for another 60 days, saying this would be enough time to assess the effectiveness of the memorandum signed with the UN. Moscow has said repeatedly that any further extension of the deal hinges on whether the Russian part of the deal is implemented. The lack of progress on this issue jeopardizes the future of the entire initiative.

On May 10-11 representatives of Russia, Turkey, Ukraine and the UN met in Istanbul to discuss a potential extension of the grain deal and the implementation of the Russian part of the agreement for supplies of grain and fertilizers. Russian Deputy Foreign Minister Sergey Vershinin told journalists after the negotiations that the grain deal will cease to be effective if Moscow does not receive guarantees that its demands will be met by May 18. They concern the export of agricultural products and fertilizers, the reconnection of the Russian Agricultural Bank to the SWIFT system and some other issues.

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“Here’s an interesting take from a reader of this blog for your consideration: “I have had a theory that the FBI made Hunter Biden a Confidential Human Source..”

“Rep James Comer (R-KY) formally requested it from FBI Director Chris Wray, who has declined to furnish it on the grounds that the doc contains info from a “confidential human source”..”

The Smell of Goose Cooking (Jim Kunstler)

“Joe Biden could go to jail and The New York Times wouldn’t tell anybody he was no longer president.” — Peter A. Golden

Reality has become so elastic in America now that it stretches to a cosmic event horizon deep in the Twilight Zone where everything is magically transformed into its opposite. Note The New York Times report on Thursday saying that the House Oversight Committee showed “no proof” in its disclosures of the Biden Family’s international money laundering and racketeering operations. In fact, the committee outlined a shit-ton of documentation in the form of bank records detailing exactly how gobs of money from foreign lands were washed and rinsed through a dozen shell companies and disbursed to everyone in the immediate Biden family down to the president’s grandchildren. The committee’s preliminary report was precise as to the money’s exact origins, its journey through the laundering apparatus, and the owners of the bank accounts it landed in. Thus: “No evidence of wrongdoing.”

Meanwhile, another whistleblower from the FBI emerged claiming that an unclassified FBI document called an FD-1023 report exists detailing the Biden Family moneygrubbing scheme. Rep James Comer (R-KY) formally requested it from FBI Director Chris Wray, who has declined to furnish it on the grounds that the doc contains info from a “confidential human source” (CHS), and the bureau can’t compromise an investigation, blah blah…. Here’s an interesting take from a reader of this blog for your consideration: “I have had a theory that the FBI made Hunter Biden a Confidential Human Source. They can pretend that they were monitoring CCP figures in the US and that Hunter was in a position to provide them with counter intelligence. As with Whitey Bulger, the whole business was just a scam to keep him out of jail on legitimate charges.

This would explain why the FBI’s Wray is claiming national secrets now that Comer is closing in on Biden family corruption and influence peddling.” It would also help to explain why Hunter Biden has been untouchable despite clear evidence of firearms felonies, money laundering and influence peddling crimes. All in plain sight for years. This CHS bullshit has been used repeatedly by the FBI and DOJ to shield Democrats and their henchmen from legal jeopardy. Stephan ‘Hamburger’ Halper, Christopher Steele and various other foreign election meddlers have been shielded by the FBI under the pretense of protecting sensitive intelligence, methods and foreign sources. Would they dare pull this one with Hunter? Why not? The DOJ and the FBI spent years sitting on his laptop stuffed with incriminating docs and videos, obviously shielding him.

The people running these agencies must be liable now for a range of crimes running from obstruction of justice to interfering in a presidential election, to acting as accomplices in the Biden Family bribery crimes. Mr. Comer’s Oversight Committee has only just started. Soon, they will be hauling in witnesses, and even if the cable news networks and the big newspapers don’t report about them, there are too many alt-news outlets that can only be stifled by a Carrington Event.

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“Just stop talking, for the love of God, and DO SOMETHING.”

James Woods Rips McCarthy Over Biden Border BS (AW)

Now that Title 42 has officially ended, the humanitarian catastrophe at the nation’s southern border is set to dramatically intensify as hundreds of thousands of illegal immigrants are expected to swarm into the country, overwhelming already stressed to the extreme Customs and Border Protection agents with the responsibility for the unprecedented mass invasion solely belonging to President Joe Biden, at least according to the union that represents the CBP. Harrowing videos of the sea of humanity descending upon and pouring over the border into El Paso, Texas have been posted to social media, images reminiscent of a third-world country which the nation is now becoming under the stewardship of the nation’s 46th president and CBP professionals are bracing for the situation to become far worse now that the Trump era policy put into place to mitigate the spread of COVID is no more.

On Thursday, the union that represents Border Patrol agents didn’t hold anything back as it laid the blame for the crisis solely at the feet of the Democrat career politician who has repeatedly lied about the consequences of his open borders policies. “This is by far the worst sustained disaster that any BP agent, active or retired, has ever seen at our border,” the NBPC tweeted along with a picture of smiling Joe on Thursday. “And one man is responsible for every single bit of it, with the worst still to come.” “The Biden Administration is absolutely corrupt to its core,” the NBPC stated in another Thursday tweet.

Also singling out Biden was conservative actor James Woods, a legendary Twitter warrior who turned up the heat on feckless Republican Speaker of the House Kevin McCarthy (R-Calif.) whose tough talk has yet to amount to the decisive action that many feel is necessary to right the ship. “Either impeach him or shut up,” the exasperated Woods said in response to a McCarthy tweet. “Just stop talking, for the love of God, and DO SOMETHING.”

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“..My classmate Barack Obama and I graduated on the same day in Spring of 1983..”

Open Border Catastrophe is the Cloward-Piven Plan to Destroy America (Wayne Root)

This open border disaster is not a “Johnny-come-lately” story. It is a plan that was created many decades ago by leftist radicals intent on destroying America. I should know. I was there. I am a witness. I am a blue collar S.O.B. (son of a butcher) from the wrong side of the tracks- a poor majority-black town on the Bronx borderline. I attended almost all black middle school and high school in Mt Vernon, New York. After I graduated Valedictorian, I was accepted at prestigious Ivy League Columbia University. What I found there shocked me to the core. Columbia University was filled with spoiled-brat, “Lucky Sperm Club,” privileged white kids who were obsessed with hatred for America. These radical nutjobs bragged about being communists and Marxists. They bragged about their hatred of white people (even though they were white themselves).

They bragged about hating rich people (even though they were from rich families themselves). This was one gigantic guilt trip. My classmates hated themselves, their country, their parents, their wealth, and most of all- their whiteness. They talked all day long about their plans to bring America down; destroy the economy; bankrupt white businessmen; and create “equality and fairness” by turning America into a socialist/Marxist/communist country. It’s important to note that one of my classmates at Columbia was Barack Obama. My classmate Barack Obama and I graduated on the same day in Spring of 1983. This very month is the 40th anniversary of our Columbia graduation. These Columbia University radicals (and traitors) had a plan named Cloward-Piven. It was named after two Columbia University professors- the husband-and-wife team of Richard Cloward and Frances Fox Piven.

The plan was actually simple- get everyone possible in America on welfare, food stamps and a hundred other government welfare programs. Get so many on the government dole that the economy is overwhelmed, destroyed and collapses under the weight of the exploding national debt. Basically, America goes bankrupt. At this point, Americans would be in so much pain and so frightened, they would beg government to save them. And that is how they would “fundamentally change America forever.” Remember those words? They came out of the mouth of Barack Obama. He learned those words and this plan at Columbia. Because of the collapse of the economy and society, Cloward and Piven believed America would be ready for socialism- bailouts, a permanent welfare state, and a monthly universal income check. The goal? Equality, equity, social justice. Recognize those words? Everyone would be in the same boat- dependent on Big Brother for survival.

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“..every member of the Biden family that received any of the funds is implicated AND MUST BE INDICTED..”

Comer’s Presser And Biden’s Family (Denninger)

Cormer claims that the House Oversight Committee has uncovered a network of of roughly a dozen shell companies that moved money around in various transactions and had no business purpose at all. In other words, other than taking in cash from someone — foreign entities — and distributing those funds through a series of smaller transactions the firms had no offices, no people, conducted no business and produced nothing, whether at a profit or loss. The beneficiaries, that is the final persons, all in Biden’s family, who received the funds did not produce anything in return for same and couldn’t have given the convoluted path the funds took.

The structuring of transactions for the purpose of concealing the source or destination of funds is money laundering — also known as “structuring.” It is a serious felony even if no other criminal charge is proved; the intent is to evade reporting requirements. In these cases the attempt to evade the reporting failed as SARs were filed anyway, but that doesn’t matter. The attempt is illegal. FCPA prohibits taking funds from a foreign entity for corrupt purpose; that is, an effective bribe in exchange for anything of value where the other end of the transaction is outside the United States is illegal. That is also a serious criminal felony and has applied to all US persons since 1977 and, since 1998, to foreign entities as well if the funds or acts touch the United States.

“Specifically, the anti-bribery provisions of the FCPA prohibit the willful use of the mails or any means of instrumentality of interstate commerce corruptly in furtherance of any offer, payment, promise to pay, or authorization of the payment of money or anything of value to any person, while knowing that all or a portion of such money or thing of value will be offered, given or promised, directly or indirectly, to a foreign official to influence the foreign official in his or her official capacity, induce the foreign official to do or omit to do an act in violation of his or her lawful duty, or to secure any improper advantage in order to assist in obtaining or retaining business for or with, or directing business to, any person.”

This is black-letter law folks. Being VP at the time is no defense. There is zero exemption available to anyone irrespective of their position when it comes to this law; indeed, the entire point of it is to prevent US businesses from bribing foreign government entities and to prevent foreign entities from bribing US Government officials and instrumentalities. The structuring of transactions so as to “break them up” and conceal is otherwise a straight-forward payment from one person to another is evidence of knowledge that the act is in fact corrupt and illegal; nobody bothers to conceal a lawful transaction as there is simply no purpose to it. These findings demand a hearing in open court with all the evidence. The FBI apparently has hard evidence backing this they refuse to turn over, although House Oversight has obtained many SARs and bank records and those, standing alone, appear to make a prima-facia case that Biden family members received funds in size in exchange for……. nothing.

What sort of legitimate claim could someone make here that isn’t a criminal enterprise? Are you really going to tell me that unrelated foreign entities gave gifts to a whole list of Biden family members with no expectation of anything in return? Really? C’mon folks. This looks like wild-eyed bribery by foreign entities buying influence from the Vice President of the United States. Calling that “Treason” is factually wrong; Treason is defined in the Constitution and in fact is the only crime that is. However, it is evidence of a series of serious felonies and every member of the Biden family that received any of the funds is implicated AND MUST BE INDICTED. In addition the foreign entities forced to divulge what they were attempting to obtain from the United States Government in exchange for those funds.

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“He’s running product and technology for a 100% software company. What is the CEO in charge of: not paying the vendors?”

Who Is Linda Yaccarino, Elon Musk’s Pick For New Twitter CEO? (Ghaffary)

Elon Musk said he has picked NBCUniversal advertising executive Linda Yaccarino to be the new CEO of Twitter. Musk announced on Thursday that he had chosen his replacement as the chief executive of Twitter and its parent company, X, and that “she” (without naming who) will be starting in about six weeks. Musk confirmed his selection on Friday morning. Yaccarino is a seasoned media executive who could help repair Twitter’s relationship with its advertisers, many of whom have quit or cut back from the platform recently because of Musk’s perceived volatility. She has a reputation for being a tough negotiator and was key in the launch of NBCUniversal’s digital Peacock streaming service, according to the Wall Street Journal. She’s also a known Trump supporter, according to sources. In the past few months, Yaccarino has publicly praised Musk, and she interviewed him at a major advertising conference in April — paving her way, in the eyes of media insiders, to take on the role.

[..] But if you think that means the Elon-Twitter story is over, don’t hold your breath. Musk is still very much in control. He will still be the owner of Twitter. Unless he sells the company — or a controlling share of it — he’s the one calling the shots. How much power he gives Yaccarino is entirely at Musk’s discretion. “I can think of no finer way to restore trust in the advertising community than by recruiting Linda Yaccarino for the CEO role,” said Lou Paskalis, longtime ad executive and CEO and founder of AJL Advisory. “But the only way that would work is if she has autonomy from the erratic behaviors of Elon that have undermined his efforts thus far.” Although Yaccarino is not vocal about her political beliefs, it’s well known in the advertising community that she’s conservative, according to several sources. She served on former President Donald Trump’s Council on Sports and Nutrition, and many have noted that she likes and follows conservative accounts on Twitter.

But she’s also drawn flak from the right. Some of the more extreme right-wing Twitter influencer accounts have criticized her for praising diversity in the workforce and for being chair of the Taskforce on the Future of Work at the World Economic Forum’s (WEF), which they view as an elitist organization. Even if Musk follows through with this plan and actually gives up his job as CEO — and this is not at all guaranteed to happen until it happens — the billionaires’s ownership of Twitter means he can essentially hire or fire a new CEO as he pleases. Twitter is now a private company, so Musk has virtually no outside accountability from an independent board of directors to question his decisions.

In a tweet announcing the leadership change, Musk said he “will transition to being exec chair & CTO, overseeing product, software & sysops.” These roles still represent a major part of the business’s operations. So while Musk could decide to give a new CEO control over some parts of Twitter’s day-to-day business, just how much control he gives up is entirely his choice. In other words, Musk’s critics may be celebrating at the prospect of a new person in charge at Twitter, but it’s not guaranteed how much — especially on the product side — will change, even with someone new at the top. “He’s running product and technology for a 100% software company. What is the CEO in charge of: not paying the vendors?” Jason Goldman, Twitter’s former board member and first head of product, told Vox in a text.

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“Veganism is Bad for You and I’m Embarrassed I Promoted it – Now I Only Eat Red Meat,” Says Bear Grylls..”

“Veganism is Bad for You – Now I Only Eat Red Meat” – Bear Grylls (DS)

Bear Grylls has said he is “embarrassed” by his past support of veganism, which he now says is bad for you and that his health has been transformed by only eating red meat, in the latest blow for the woke fad. The Telegraph has more. The adventurer, whose diet is now mostly composed of red meat and organs, has claimed he was wrong to think that eating a plant-based diet was good for the environment and his health. “I was vegan quite a few years ago – in fact, I wrote a vegan cookbook – and I feel a bit embarrassed because I really promoted that,” the 48-year-old said in an interview with PA. “I thought that was good for the environment and I thought it was good for my health. And through time and experience and knowledge and study, I realised I was wrong on both counts.”

The television star published a cookbook in 2015 called Fuel for Life, which promoted achieving “maximum health with amazing dairy, wheat and sugar-free recipes”. He wrote in the book: “To satisfy our insatiable appetite for meat we have developed very unnatural ways of breeding, keeping and killing animals. This far exceeds our nutritional needs for the health of myself and my family.” But the father-of-three has made quite the U-turn since then, and now completely avoids vegetables as part of his “ancestral way of living”. “For a long time, I’d been eating so many vegetables thinking it was doing me good, but just never felt like it had given me any good nutrients compared to the nutrient density I get from basically blood or bone marrow – red meat,” he said. “I’ve tried to listen to my body more, tried to listen to nature, and I don’t miss vegetables at all. I don’t go near them and I’ve never felt stronger, my skin’s never been better, and my gut’s never been better.”

And despite his once proud advocacy of veganism – he reportedly used to turn his nose up when his filming crew were eating sausages for lunch – Grylls says that embracing red meat and organs has been the “biggest game-changer” for his health. “I’ve found a counterculture way of living, of embracing red meat and organs – natural food just like our millennia of ancestors would have eaten for hundreds of thousands of years. “And out of all the different things I do for my health, I think that’s probably been the biggest game-changer, in the sense of improving my vitality, wellbeing, strength, skin and gut. “It’s just been getting away from the processed stuff and making the predominant thing in my diet red meat and liver and the natural stuff – fruit, honey, that sort of thing. It’s just about finding a more ancestral way of living,” he said.


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    William Adolphe Bouguereau Girl with a pomegranate 1875   • Zelensky ‘Will End Up Like Hitler’ – Medvedev (RT) • Ukraine Wants To End War By Wint
    [See the full post at: Debt Rattle May 13 2023]

    V. Arnold

    OH common!
    What the hell is that Meercat w/sunglasses doing???

    Dr. D

    Kunstler also got an interview with Kennedy. What a coup. Good questions, but what can he say? We already know.

    “40% of total excess deaths” That doesn’t sound right. So what would the other 60% be? Too many Cheetos?

    Being productive, some would be the lockdown (reasons long stated) but that would still be your fault: lockdowns failed with the same, or even higher death rates than places that didn’t.

    “NY Times” Sometimes it’s kind of breathtaking isn’t it? “No matter how cynical you are it’s hard to keep up.” –Lily Tomlin. As Kunstler reported “On the contrary there seems to be a s—t ton, easily found…”

    “comparing the Ukrainian president to Hitler, who committed suicide during the final stages of World War II”

    Apparently Hitler was transgender. That burned body was the DNA of a woman. (proven in the 1990s?) Then remember we know/we don’t know, we know/we also don’t know? All things are true, and false, at the same time! …The declass Trump did in office, mostly useless, said the CIA thought Hitler was still alive and in retirement. — I – didn’t say that: THEY did. I guess like the President, the CIA doesn’t know what they’re talking about then, Poof! Somebody gets a memo and they all believe them again.

    Trust the Science™! Unless the Science says there are two genders, then discard it. Who would have thought it could go this far? This is what happens when you only protect people from their actions.

    “the Ukrainian military knows exactly what they have to do:” Defeat Russia from Moscow to Vladivostok. Easy! Everyone knows that. Now that we’ve decided, the problem is practically solved.

    Apparently they tried an offensive yesterday – it’s hard to tell – and nothing happened because they have no men. 1,000 men!!! Trains of armored vehicles! …Across 100km of line.

    “False Claims About Russia Everything. Continue To Cloud The ‘West’s’ Vision (MoA)

    “In the early 1990s Russia surely was down. But it wasn’t out. It had a heavy industry and everything it needed to feed it. It had well educated people and large scientific community.”

    We in America don’t have either. And no home ownership, no nearby gardens, and no mass transit. “Closing the Collapse Gap with the Soviet Union.” We do have a lot of guns, so what do you think will happen?

    “DeSantis said of Putin. “And so, he’s basically a gas station with a bunch of nuclear weapons”

    This is why everyone is cooling on DeSantis and not Trump, bad as Trump is. And they say the Right wants war, or both want war? If so then why wouldn’t this be a “go”, instead of a “go away”? And honestly it does surprise me a little bit. I knew the party at large wasn’t for war (anymore) but this level has got to be like 90%.

    ““I will tell you a secret. The US lied”

    That’s not a secret. Heck, Brzezinski said it –printed it — in 1975? And honestly, this is all written in the Nazi credo by all the same Nazis who run the West, and Ukraine, now. The “Slavs” are rightfully “Slaves” (where we get the word from) and untermensch only fit to be animal labor to extract resources for “The Garden” of true men, the Ubermensch in Europe. They had it all worked out, read it if you like. They go on and on and on and on about out, before getting their -sses kicked all around the planet over and over by “Slaves” and “Cattle”. So if subhumans can kick your -ss without issue, all the time, what does that make YOU? You’re the subhumans of subhumans? I mean, if you’re dumber than a cow, which is what you said, right?

    Anyway, conquering Russia to exclusively serve Europe is the core premise of Nazis, or Europe for 500 years, take your pick.

    They are racists: They hate slavs. Primarily. They also happen to hate black people the way only Biden hates black people in Africa and at home, but that’s really a rounding error. YOUR country is run by these people. So is Sachs a bit of an understatement here?

    “Our government is run by second-raters. Mediocrities in the state department and national security”

    Mediocrities by definition can’t seize the steering wheel from better men. As yesterday, they are FORCED into place, like Kamala, while better men are FORCED OUT of place, like Kennedy. “Six ways to Sunday” or should we not believe the head speaker and like-long Senator? So…by whom? They do this when they want a nation to fall, so they can eat it. Disaster Capitalism. Also illegal and mostly by citizenship, traitorous.

    Anyway, it’s not them, the very premise is laughable.

    our press outlets think we are morons and second, they parrot CIA talking points.”

    The people believe them or shrug. They are morons. So are they supposed to save us from ourselves, our own indifference and bad actions? Is God supposed to swoop in and intervene while we’re still ‘sinning’? No, you have to ASK for that, (Absolution) CHANGE for that to happen (repent). We won’t. We’d probably choke to death on the mere thought of it.

    “In the House, Tennessee Dem Steve Cohen and South Carolina Republican Joe Wilson”

    I don’t need to take that back; by “The Party” I meant the people, the constituents. We all know the leaders are war-mongering maniacs we’d all like to turn out in the street. Look at Graham. Anyone check for his election integrity? We know McConnell’s is legendary. I notice Hillary & co never worried about that. Only RussiaRussiaRussia.

    “‘Migrant Village’ For Conservative Americans To Be Built In Russia (RT) “

    Orlov said emigration was very difficult, starting with a strong knowledge of the (difficult) Russian language. I wonder if all the normal rules apply here. If I were picking, I’d say yes, as the rules are obvious and for a reason.

    “DOD is in a race to develop its own hypersonic missiles”

    That’s what happens when the Dept of Education runs things to dumb down the people until “Everything they believe is a lie” – CIA Director Casey: No engineers. Nobody with sense. No one left with practical experience. I hear regularly about one public school or another, graduates football stars, ‘A’ students, who then can’t do any jobs at all. The actual workforce, entrepreneurs, to say nothing of say, roofers and ditchdiggers, are aghast. Like as far as they can tell, ZERO competency, ZERO possibility of work. From anyone In fact, the beer-swilling nothings are better. …And roofing is not exactly being a rocket scientist, is it?

    I’m sure if we tell men they all suck and should probably die some more, it’ll all change. Especially the Eagle Scouts and Christian ones. Brrrr. Can you even IMAGINE a worse crew than them? I can’t. Next thing you know they’ll be singing the National Anthem at the tables in local restaurants. The nation would end then, I’m sure.

    Nope, speed-texting, bones-in-the-nose, $10,000 in tattoos, black-wearing, drug-using, cross-dressing, sue-happy employees for me, thank you very much. That’s the only way to get things done around here. So call them up and ask them to use a slide rule to fix your hypersonic defense problem, why don’t ya? Always here to help.

    “asked why DOD is not experimenting with using direct energy weapons to knock down missiles.”

    Speaking of complete morons who have their mommies dress them, because of “Clouds”. That’s why. There’s a thing called “Clouds”: you may have heard of them. That means you’re helpless every time it rains – like the F-35 actually! There’s also a thing called the “Horizon”, maybe you’ve heard of that too. It means that about every 30 miles the laser won’t work. A Kinzal is about 3,000mph for you neanderthal Yanks, and that’s about a mile per second. So you have 30 seconds to know, find, target, and vanish X number of missiles. Let’s say 30. So one missile, one second, every time, no misses. Because of the horizon. (P.S. Russia will also be blinding your radar defenses, and it’s arguable if Kinzals have a radar signature) If your carrier group can stop 20, like the Sunburn missile, then Russia just shoots 21.

    But when nobody, not even journalists know math or science – and certainly not their readers – we can go around and ask why we don’t shake Tinkerbell and use her magic dust as a solution.

    I’ve got a better idea: Don’t piss off Russia to make her fire them. It’s a lot cheaper and more certain. But to do that we’d have to stop killing (black) people. Never.

    ““what is happening in Ukraine is an existential threat for us..” He stole that line from Putin.”

    I see this all the time now. Whatever line – or to them, ‘Propaganda’ – works for the other side, they just repeat it as if it’s theirs. And it doesn’t fit, just like this one doesn’t, so you just stop like hearing a monkey speak. Words are like some kind of talisman to them, like a cargo cult? Make the wooden plane and the real plane appears? I noticed this most in – after a year of this realization getting traction along with ‘mass formation’ – that the “Right is a Cult”. Blew my mind. Like….howwwww????? The Right doesn’t agree on anything. Their WHOLE SCHTIK is to doubt and not believe anybody, it’s their main weakness. Do they even know what “cult” means? Look it up. …But it sounded cute, so they say it, made bumper stickers, and repeat it widely. If THEY don’t notice – and you’ll be shot if you ever talk to any out-groups – then it doesn’t matter if it’s true or not, does it? Truth is whatever Great Leader (the blue, unblinking eye) says it is in a given click.

    Anyway, Minions: only repeat things, incapable of creative thought. There’s a funny part of this in “Glass Onion.” if you can call it funny. It’s sad.

    Europe is sort of repeating something from somewhere as if they are relevant and can boycott China. China won’t even take United States’ calls because we’re already too irrelevant to bother with. They’re not wrong: they’ve toppled us nicely and we’ll be in a total mess for decade(s). Like Russia, doesn’t mean they can take us over though.

    ““I have had a theory that the FBI made Hunter Biden a Confidential Human Source..”

    I can’t see why not: don’t they always do this? Isn’t this standard procedure? When’s the last time they did NOT do this? “National Security”. Oops! That’s overseen by Congress.

    “the humanitarian catastrophe at the nation’s southern border is set to dramatically intensify as hundreds of thousands of illegal immigrants are expected to swarm into the country,”

    Repeat after me: that’s because America is so violent, terrible, and very very racist. That’s why millions of people risk their lives to come here! Do we say “It’s a Koch Brothers conspiracy to kill workers and ruin wages” or was that 5 minutes ago? Nope? Now it’s not. The Koch Brothers are love incarnate, Joe says, he’ll do anything they ask.

    “Open Border Catastrophe is the Cloward-Piven Plan to Destroy America (Wayne Root) “

    Yes. And they said so many times. China would love to dissolve the U.S. and they’re on the same page as Davos.

    They bragged about their hatred of white people (even though they were white themselves).
    They talked all day long about their plans to bring America down; destroy the economy; bankrupt white businessmen;

    Actually they talk about murdering them now. But: Your wish is my command. You don’t like wealth or white people like yourselves? Done. Now you are poor and live in dead-end apartment ghettos, or homeless across America in your tiny houses, unable to get a job. Don’t have to worry about all that ‘money’ stuff any more, nor anybody like you. “You’ll own nothing” and vote for it.

    “..every member of the Biden family that received any of the funds is implicated AND MUST BE INDICTED..”

    By whom? By an FBI and DoJ who’ve committed far more, far more serious, far more violent crimes than the Bidens themselves?

    “Veganism is Bad for You and I’m Embarrassed I Promoted it – Now I Only Eat Red Meat,” Says Bear Grylls..”

    Does this show you can live on both? And yes, there’s a Narrative, and then you can look into how it’s done and see that it’s not worse and is possibly better. Could be much better with a few changes to pasturing, etc. City people (dreadful) have no idea how barren, catastrophic their soybean fields are. You want your barren, surface of the moon, there you are, and they require pesticides, refusing to eat a bruised apple too.

    What’s “NeuroDivergent”? Because so far as I can tell from the articles EVERYONE is neurodivergent. They’re all special snowflakes, each and every one. You have no value unless you’re “disabled” in some way, a victim of life, whereby YOU MUST ACCOMMODATE ME, MISTER. We are “reallocating” resources and it’s to ME. All I have to do is make up words. Easy! I learned it in school. I’m — something I just made up – and YOU are too busy working to keep track, so you’re therefore “normal”. FROM each according to his Ability. TO each according to their need. And I have all the needs. I make up new needs probably every day.

    Anyway, the reading? Yeah, it’s an EXTREMELY COMMON way to read. Possibly even the most common, but certainly not the only way. Now you can go FIRE everyone in school for teaching everyone the SAME way, when for reading, math, etc, you’re going to have 2, 3, 5 different styles that will make most students a star, or at least natively competent without effort. They refuse. Suck it and die, peasant, you failed, worthless child. You are a cog in our machine. Do it our way or DIE. Drug dealers standing by in the cafeteria for that offer, and if you don’t like it you can sleep with a teacher, which happens pretty regularly around here.

    That’s what you learn in school, because with 0% graduating competency in many cities, they sure aren’t teaching math or reading. They major in drug dealing and prostitution. …If only I were kidding. Please let me be kidding. Come to America and you tell me.

    Dr. D

    Guess I’m in a bad mood today.


    Ahh food.

    Corcoran, California — California’s Central Valley produces a quarter of the nation’s food, but a parade of atmospheric rivers this winter caused severe storms that destroyed thousands of acres of crops.

    The storms, which have been linked to climate change, swamped 150,000 acres in the region, according to numbers from Kings County officials.

    America’s wheat fields have become so plagued by drought that farmers are now poised to abandon crops at the highest rate in more than a century.

    Producers are expected to harvest about 67% of their planted acres, the US Department of Agriculture said Friday. If realized, that would be the lowest harvest ratio since 1917, the agency said in a monthly report.


    What else does the Canadian gov. know and is lying and are not telling you to justify depopulation by using war since ?

    Are we being led by “white supremacists?
    Ukraine Neo-Nazis are a tool for depopulation.

    Operation UNIFIER is the Canadian Armed Forces’ (CAF) military training and capacity building mission in support of the Armed Forces of Ukraine. It was launched in 2015 at the request of the Ukrainian government, and in 2022, was expanded and extended until March 2025.

    Since the start of Op UNIFIER, the CAF has trained over 36,000 Ukrainian military and security personnel in battlefield tactics and advanced military skills. As the mission progressed, much of the direct training undertaken by CAF members transitioned to members of the Armed Forces of Ukraine, with Canadians acting as advisors and mentors as well as assisting in the development of courses.

    From 2019-2022, members of Op UNIFIER also played a leading role in the Multinational Coordination Cell (MCC), which facilitated coordination with the training missions of partner nations in Ukraine. This included planning training priorities among multinational partners such as Canada, Denmark, Lithuania, Poland, Slovakia, Sweden, Ukraine, the United Kingdom, and the United States. Canada was the first nation to provide full time staff to the MCC.

    Aspects of the mission were temporarily paused following the February 2022 full-scale invasion of Ukraine, with a commitment to resume training when and where conditions permitted.

    Training of Ukrainian recruits has since resumed. Canada is participating in UK-led efforts to train recruits for the Armed Forces of Ukraine, as well as the training of Ukrainian combat engineers and crewmembers in Poland.

    Canada remains committed to continuing to provide Ukraine with the military equipment and training it needs to defend its sovereignty, freedom, and independence.

    How many people are deployed?
    Approximately 320 CAF personnel are currently deployed on Op UNIFIER.

    Since August 2022, approx. 170 CAF have been deployed to the UK to support the training of Ukrainian recruits.

    Since October 2022, Canada has deployed approximately 40 combat engineers to Poland to assist in the training of Ukrainian sappers.

    Since February 2023, CAF has deployed approximately 20 armored soldiers to Poland to assist in the training of Ukrainian crews.

    Since March 2023, CAF has deployed approximately 10 medical personnel to Poland to assist in the provision of lifesaving skills to Ukrainian soldiers.

    Other personnel are currently stationed in Europe working with Allies on a range of topics including the facilitation of military aid, alignment of future donations, as well coordination for the immediate and longer term training needs of the Ukrainian Forces.

    What are they doing?
    In the UK, the CAF is working with allies training Ukrainian recruits in soldiering skills, such as weapons handling, battlefield first aid, fieldcraft, patrol tactics, and the Law of Armed Conflict.

    In Poland, the CAF will provide training on a range of basic and advanced engineering skills, engineering reconnaissance, the use of explosives for demolition work, demining and skills relating to the use and operation of the Leopard 2 MBT in combat .
    False Claims About Russia Continue To Cloud The ‘West’s’ Vision
    The ‘West’ will continue to underestimate Russia’s capability as long as such false claims are still believed. Only a realistic assessment and more respect for Russia’s capabilities can correct the mistake of waging and losing a proxy war against it.
    Immigration is another depopulation tool
    We need a tutorial on “Because of the Horizon.”

    Mister Roboto

    WRT Bear Grylls, I agree that a vegan diet, while laudable in its concern for the environment, is more likely to cause harm than health for the people that take it up, I’m a bit dubious about the idea of a diet that consists entirely of red meat and organs. One of the things that makes veganism a bad idea is that most vegan diets are imbalanced, and while a solely carnivorous diet is less likely to hit a hard wall, I think it’s still a bad idea because that also is an imbalanced diet.


    Re central valley floods, look up great flood of 1862 which turned the central valley into a lake. This was before the current warming and seems to occur every 140 years or so. CA went bankrupt. Farming is a crapshoot, facilitates population growth which in turn sets the stage for great famines when it fails. Without farming, famines don’t exist because there’s no one to record them, except orally in local lore.


    My daughter’s friend came over yesterday afternoon. The friend is clearly a biological female, but wants they/them pronouns and wants to be called by a gender-neutral nickname. Fine. Before we picked up the friend, my daughter says that, today, we are to call the friend by a different, clearly feminine, name, still using they/them. She went on to explain that the friend believes that she has multiple personalities inside—“multiple personality disorder,” I interjected—“yes, something like that,” she replied.

    I pointed out that, typically, people with multiple personality disorder don’t know that they have it. My daughter agreed that the best course of action was to accept these identity labels at face value and call people as they wish — especially friends.

    I don’t fault the young people — even 20-somethings — for these odd identity beliefs, because I believe the blame lies in the older adults promoting these ideas, suggesting to *all* young people that “identity” is some elusive thing the emerges from within, and needs to be declared on the outside by one of these ever-multiplying labels. This is wrong. Humans *are* complex and our minds take a very long time to develop. Adult human minds are needed to give references, framing, and structure to young minds. Identity is a hybrid, a synthesis, formed partly from the structure imposed on the young by adults and partly from the individual. There is no “perfect formula” for the amount of structure that needs to be provided by the adults. (Of my children, one requires little outside structure and chafes at such structure easily. One can function well with many structural modalities. The third requires extensive structure, but it has to be arranged a specific way or his anxiety causes him to explode emotionally.)


    Greco: Farming is a crapshoot, facilitates population growth which in turn sets the stage for great famines when it fails.

    Hence, the lesson Joseph of Egypt: don’t eat your entire harvest each year, it is important to store food for times when weather is uncooperative.
    And to rulers: lean times are great opportunities to leverage resources and enslave others who don’t have access to your resources.


    I am still fascinated by the Kinzhal and speculate how it could be built.

    I do not see how explosives would be much use so I would think it would have a solid warhead using kinetic energy to do the damage. Tungsten would be ideal in such a warhead, not only is it heavy but has a melting point of 3410C.

    Could it be intercepted? Not really – at mach 10 it would be travelling at 3 km/sec! You would have about 30 seconds to detect it, fire a missile, and guide it to the target which is travelling at 3 km/sec. If it is solid then there is nothing to ‘blow up’, it may be possible to deflect it slightly.

    Even beam weapons would have little effect. You might destroy the engine but it is mainly ‘powered’ by gravity so would have little effect. Even partially melting the warhead would make little difference.

    When it hits the ground it would penetrate quite a distance, but not 200 feet! I suspect damage is caused by the shockwave which may propagate as a narrow cone.

    It’s like having your own meteorite.



    It seems that most of the Ukrainian grain ends up in Europe, to such an extent that it destabilising the price of grain in surrounding countries.

    A big problem for Europe is obesity. The gluttons of Europe are taking the grain from those in Africa and elsewhere who are actually starving.

    John Day

    Interesting consideration about energy beam weapons and Kinzhal missiles.
    Radar can’t see the Kinzhal,and neither can we, because there is a plasma around it.
    The missile skin tolerates a superheated pasma which bends/deflects radar and light.
    An energy beam dumps energy into something in a direct line. It heats it up and disintegrates it.
    What energy beam is not like light or radar?
    Get back to me on how this might work.

    John Day

    @Anticlimactic: You’ve got me thinking now. The Kinzhal can be dealing with the tremendous heat bu sinking it internally. So you have a tungsten skin/armor layer, and the inside of the thing can just be solid metal. Pick your metal. Magnesium and aluminum are fairly light and strong, and both combust like crazy in a vapor, which impact will create. Uranium is heavy/dense and combusts when vaporized, which is why the anti-tank rounds work so well. They pierce armor with inertia and the vapor explosively burns inside the tank. Aluminum/magnesium would be easier to carry on an airplane. These things are 5 ft in diameter.


    High ground lets you see over the horizon.

    John Day

    @Phoenixvoice: Multiple personality disorder got re-named for ideological reasons.
    That’s OK. Ignore it. I like “Multiple Personality Disorder” just fine.
    I used to do State Hospital work in Texas, people on acute psychiatric admissions and some on extended admissions. I worked as an inpatient-psyhiatrist for 3 years in this setting, based on my good luck, talent and inclination. I was going to do a psych residency, but halfway through my rotating-intern year I decided that I could not give everything else up. I was delivering babies at that time.
    I called the Austin State Hospital right after 2 psychiatrists who were supposed to start in 3 weeks called to cancel. I got one of their jobs. I promised to be a psychiatrist within 1 month and obey all the rules. I knew I could do it the first day. I excelled in that setting. (“When the going gets weird…”)

    The next 2 years I worked weekends at the Big Spring State Hospital in West Texas. 320 beds. Middle of nowhere. One doctor all weekend, often me. Anything could happen.
    I admitted a woman in her mid 20s and diagnosed her with Multiple Personality Disorder. It was fascinating. Her diffeerent personalities had different genders, different movement patterns and skills, did not look like the same person in the common area, because of it, and some knew more than others. Her core personality was pretty reasonable and intelligent. One of the young-male personalities with a lot of anger had gotten her committed through violent acts. Another personality (male) was prone to suicide attempts. A particular young male personality had a lot of energy and was really-good at ping-pong, I mean excelent. I saw that personality in the day room and asked who that new patient was, after spending between 2-3 hours admitting the core personality the day before.
    Some of the personalities knew about the others. The core personality seemed to know the others, but how would one be certain she knew all of the others.
    I kept going back on weekends and kept ordering “Long term Integrative Psychotherapy” consults, which the State really didn’t ever do, and another psychiatrist, and good/competent psychiatrist kept canceling them and saying that Multiple Personality Disorder did not exist.

    How does Multile Personality Disorder come to exist?
    Paging D Benton Smith…


    Joseph of Egypt. Yes he stored the surplus but he bought low and sold high. When the famine hit the very farmers who had grown the surplus traded their money, then their animals, then their land and then became perpetual share croppers to get fed. Joseph’s relatives however got fed for free. Joseph was a proto-billionaire. It’s all there in chapter 47 of Genesis.


    @anticlimactic re: kinzhal warhead

    It is my belief that gold is the optimum material for a warhead, 100kg. It’s effective, mostly non-poisonous (lead, uranium, tungsten, many other metals are problematic), and would send a multi-faceted message.


    Hate is easier to initiate/raise/manipulate/activate than love.
    eg. MSM can do it with one word (illegal) immigrant.


    I think most of what is being focused on in American political criminality -basically the same thing, i.e. American politics is criminality (as is New Zealand or British or Candian and EU etc. politics, = criminality)- is something of a side show and that the real action is taking place in and around Ukraine/Syria/Taiwan.

    Apparently the biggest explosion in Ukraine history occurred yesterday, as a NATO ammunition depot was hit by the Russians.

    Meanwhile, Britian is ramping up its war with Russia to an even higher level, having announced the supply of long-range missiles to Ukraine shortly before they were used by Ukraine to attack Russian territory, i.e. the long-range missiles were sent to Ukraine a while ago., along with toxic DU ammunition.

    Britian has managed to take down two Russian helicopters, one Russian bomber and one Russian fighter jet using Ukrainian proxies.

    Expect a measured retaliation from Russia some time over the next week or so.


    Industrial agriculture is a mechanism for converting into food (Albert Bartlet). Now that global extraction of oil is in terminal decline, humanity -in its state of gross population overshoot that was facilitated by industrial agriculture- is destined to experience both a fall in material living standards and widespread starvation.

    The fall in living standards and availability of food will be accompanied by the meltdown of Ponzi currencies and the meltdown of Ponzi ‘economics’ -a travesty of real economics. Like everything else, Ponzi ‘economics’ is dependent on oil.

    This is all occurring to the backdrop of Planetary Meltdown due to excess atmospheric CO2 -which came from overuse of fossil fuels that triggered the population overshoot and the facilitated the destruction of natural systems that make life-as-we-know-it possible.

    No wonder ‘no one’ wants to talk about any of it when denial of reality is so much easier and so much more comforting.

    We hit the seasonal atmospheric peak in a couple of weeks, setting a new record for atmospheric CO2 that has not occurred in millions of years.

    May. 12, 2023 424.16 ppm
    May. 12, 2022 421.87 ppm
    1 Year Change 2.29 ppm (0.54%)

    The war in Ukraine can only be conducted via the use of stupendous quantities of fossil fuels every day.

    Meanwhile, the conversion of trees into CO2 and smoke in Canada will have some ‘interesting’ effects.

    Nearly two decades ago we conjectured that the last of the easily-accessible fossil fuels would be used in wars to acquire fossil fuels. Airstrip Two is desperate to hang on to its last foothold in Syria and keep stealing oil.

    With most components of the City of London Ponzi scheme falling apart, the managers of Airstrip Five are cashing in on the desperation of ‘refugees’ to climb aboard the sinking lifeboat: a surge in immigration to an annual rate around 65,000 now.

    That’ll prop up the rapidly sinking housing market Ponzi scheme slightly…well make the situation less dire than a loss of 65,000 people a year. would.


    The whole of the traitors called Western leaders take orders from the Gangster Tribe. Christkillers, who, as they murder you, bring in more complacent human meat to fill the void. Open up your eyes. Unlock your mind. Protect your Soul.

    Veracious Poet

    *Real* reality unfolding from Sea-To-Shining-Sea, as the minds of recent generations of “Americans” have been twisted beyond-the-pale, into a state of actuality that can only be defined as *evil* incarnate (it is far, FAR beyond just mental, emotional illness):

    Somewhat rational & reasonable “citizens” are grasping the severity concerning this emergence of a CULTural insane feral community within, as the situation unravels into chaos, lawlessness & mayhem…

    This comment (from the video) lays it out:

    It’s abundantly clear that having access to so much information that’s clearly mature content, from explicit lyrics in murder rap to porn & unlimited online access demonstrates just how poorly those with an immature, underdeveloped brain are able to process and deal with it resulting in catastrophic consequences they make based upon this mature content they absorb without the mental capacity and maturity to be able to separate reality from fiction.

    When I listen to murder rap as I call it as that’s exactly what it preaches and watch their visual content, I know the vast majority are cappin’, have likely never owned much less discharged a firearm before and never been in a ballistic fight or “murked” the 5 or 6 opps (opposition) they routinely brag about killing, however, when kids and their undeveloped brains watch that crap, they take it as gospel and envisage their favorite rappers sitting in trap houses selling dope, running from the law and in shoot outs daily lol and believe that doing anything less than the extreme violence they’re exposed to daily is somehow frowned upon.

    They hear about rappers in gun battles & living criminal lives etc without any consequences because here they are in a new video with even more riches and think that’s how they’ll be, it’s only when teenagers getting the rest of their natural life prison sentences does the penny drop.

    Similar to taking 7 & 8 year olds to sexually explicit drag shows we’re seeing happening up and down the country , it blurs the lines for them making it incredibly difficult to distinguish between acceptable and highly unacceptable behaviour from adults around them with less than the best intentions for them placing them in dangerous situations of coercion when an adult says, “its OK don’t be uncomfortable, it’s nothing bad , I’m only doing what the drag queens did when they dry humped the floor and mimicked sodomy with the dildo’s and butt plugs they handed to you kids in the audience at the drag queen shows your parents took you to” smdh.

    Exposing children to inappropriate, violence and mature content at a young age most certainly has far reaching consequences.

    I wasn’t going to post for awhile, but I got an overload of the *real* reality over the past 24 hours, specifically the *large* numbers of what can only be described as wantonly *evil* run amok in my brothers & sisters 😐

    From the top down, the U$ofA has *never* been as full of *evil* as it is now, but worse it is clearly accelerating towards…who knows?

    My wife mentioned that criminality, theft & violence is “normal” for humanity 😐

    I reminded her that “normal” is far from what we’re seeing, that we have to *reject* the NPD “leaders”, who have fostered, coddled & cherish this *mania*, that we need to keep praying & working for a return to The Loving, Healing, Creative Power of the Infinite, that we can never surrender to this violently malevolent madness, or *they* win…

    To note: My wife is one of the most honest, loving & giving woman I have ever known (she literally won’t hurt a fly), so it was actually painfully sad when I realized she has lost *all* hope, something she *never* has done before in her 63 years on this planet.

    God bless all of the law enforcement officers trying to keep law, order, civility while doing a nightmare job to protect what’s left of the *truly* innocent ~ They’re on the front-lines of a war against We The People, like we’ve never witnessed before 🙄

    I honestly don’t know, given the anti-spiritual state of modernity, how America can survive another 10 years…

    Peace Be With You.

    John Day

    Texas Governor, Greg Abbott is not a guy I persnally like, but I do respect, and soometimes admire his ability to play politics.
    Texas Governor Buses More Illegal Migrants To Kamala Harris’ House

    Veracious Poet

    Veracious Poet

    Multiple choice:





    Veracious Poet

    Children are “Our” future…

    If you look for truth, you may find comfort in the end; if you look for comfort you will not get either comfort or truth only soft soap and wishful thinking to begin, and in the end, despair ~ C. S. Lewis

    What is “Our” future?!?


    Veracious Poet

    D Benton Smith

    @John Day

    How does Multiple Personality Disorder come to exist?
    Paging D Benton Smith… ”

    I’ll give it a try, but that’s one whopper of a question. Whole books have been written trying to explain that one, and some do a fairly good job of it (for example psychiatrist Colin A Ross, MD) but to do the question justice would take a lot more than a book, because the answer essentially encompasses all that it means for soul to be a human being, and extends far beyond mere mental arts and sciences.

    Our awareness of the world and what we come to believe is in that world (in other words, “What is this place, and what the hell is going on all around me?”) is a complete package of literally everything we have thought, believed and experienced. We have a very strong propensity to identify ourselves with that package and many people consider it to be their self.

    The purpose of that package is the enablement of continuation of existence as that self. In order to survive and continue to exist as our selves (as that identity) requires all sorts of skills, and knowledge, memory, and abilities so that we can handle whatever we reckon could be coming at us next. In other words, the purpose of the identity (ironically) is simply the successful continuation of that identity, for as long as possible (or desirable). What that identity “wants” and tries to do are those things which that identity reckons will enable doing that.

    But what happens when that survival becomes absolutely intolerable, or ideologically impossible, and yet there is no death or release? At that point the person can sometimes dissociate from the identity that has become absolutely intolerable (or ideologically impossible) and try for one that might work “better”.

    From the outside it looks like one person with multiple personalities, but from the inside it is actually something profoundly different. It is dissociation of from an existing identity because it can no longer be experienced, from the whole and entire package of who one believes themselves to be because it is too painful or horrible, and replacement of that package with a new one which will hopefully serve to enable survival of the self, somehow.

    The trauma required to force such a profound change is typically an event so completely and utterly intolerable that it literally breaks individual’s relationship with their existing identity, hence the term Dissociative Identity Disorder.

    The real shocker, when encountered in someone else, is the realization that the new identity is very bit as authentic as the original. The individual actually is now being the new identity (even if temporarily) and is not the narrower version that they used to be. Same soul, different personality package of world view, memory, wants, abilities, etc.

    In my experience that’s not an encounter you’ll soon forget. I found it to be very deeply disturbing but it IS “curable” in the sense that they ARE still they same spiritual being, and thus ultimately capable of coming to terms with everything that they are or have ever been.

    Doc Robinson

    Some proposed defenses against the Kinzhal (wishful thinking?) include “wall of dust” particle clouds, high-powered microwave weapons, and “constellations” of low earth orbit satellites (“at minimum around 50 small satellites to stereoscopically track hypersonic weapons”).

    However, “it will be impossible to defend everything,” and “hypersonic defense efforts should prioritize the defense of forward-deployed forces and a limited number of critical homeland assets.”

    Complex Air Defense: Countering the Hypersonic Missile Threat

    Dr. D

    Mister Roboto: Agree. I think one problem is what suits one person, or one gender (men) doesn’t suit others well and makes them unhealthy. I’ve met people who I feel eat an exaggerated amount of meat and do okay on it (for now). But how can you tell who is who? More like moderation in all things, to me. Perhaps one day we’ll have tests for it.

    Phoenix: Agree. Look inside any of OUR minds and you’ll find there’s no easy single “identity” with easy, unchanging characteristics. More like a crowd all shouting at once. And that’s in the normal of normal (whatever that is). But since we all have this in us, it sort of changes what these ‘other’ problems and symptoms are, since they’re also ‘normal’ and ‘our’ problems too. Wouldn’t that suggest that you can either exaggerate these issues or minimize them?

    MPD: this is a serious problem since as Smith says, it requires knowing what a “person” or a “soul” is. …Which doesn’t exist for Science and therefore Medicine. That’s why it can’t seem to be solved by them. If you even THOUGHT about what a soul is, or applied it, they’d pull your license but quick. That would be because of “unapproved” methods, but it illustrates that they are or must be, atheistic in essence, which is a pity and causes other problems.

    Joseph: we don’t have the food reserves, and no longer even the silos, railroads, and now apparently, food facilities. So I guess you’ll have to store the amount that you can, that’s right for you at home. This we see in Ukraine: centralized trucks, air, men, ammunition, all get blown up: too much power. The only way forward is distributed weapons, people…and food.

    If the ‘warhead’ is gravity, then the energy weapons would be way, waaaaaaay less effective, impossible even. Melt the tungsten? That’s already on fire? In a plasma bubble that distorts light? Lasers work because of coherence of light: if it de-coheres it the laser becomes a light bulb.

    “Britain has managed to take down two Russian helicopters, one Russian bomber and one Russian fighter jet using Ukrainian proxies. Expect a measured retaliation from Russia some time over the next week or so.”


    “Industrial agriculture is a mechanism for converting [oil] into food (Albert Bartlet).”

    They’re still paving good farmland as fast as they can find it, and mowing more lawns, so cry me a river. We could triple food production using this ‘one weird trick’ at home.

    “The war in Ukraine can only be conducted via the use of stupendous quantities of fossil fuels every day.”

    Yes but at a deeper level, because of the centralization oil allows. Liquid hegemonic power.

    Murder rap: there is a process to this. If you actually grew up with that, with guns, violence, you’d develop the sense of what it ‘means’, and like bouncers and street fighters learn this is not great and do LESS of it. Like it LESS. It’s the hot-talk of neophytes who haven’t been shot back at, gone to prison or all the other consequences that allow this to even look cool. That’s the ‘unconsciousness’ of it and we’re all in that boat to some extent.

    This is why when you grow up with responsible adults, and the gun over the mantle, used many times in many ways with father and the kids, they don’t become mass shooters, as per since the 1750’s. You’ve got a backlog of stories, rabid raccoons, dogs you put down, close calls, sunny practice days, cold hungry hunting days of fail. That is, you back-support the fantasy with reality. You realize what it’s for and what it can and can’t do.

    …That’s also the problem we’re seeing with even ‘normal’ gun culture now, as everyone works office jobs and are urbanized. They MEAN to be like this, male heroes or whatever, but really they’re just on the gun range for a weekend in safe, perfect conditions, shooting for nothing, and possibly training for no goals. That’s different than – like the bar bouncers – a horse pack guide in the upper Washington, with injured horses and grizzlies week on week. So even with good stories, by the book gun training, it’s beginning to mean nothing and not be paid attention to.

    I find this pretty disturbing as, if you’re already giving good training and it’s failing, your people are being lifted off the ground and out of their roots, where do you go? I’d say you need a “vision quest” plan where you toss them out in the woods with only a blanket and an M6 with 20 rounds. Then the gun, and the risk, means something they won’t forget.

    But who wants that? It’s not a joke, it literally IS risky. Which means by definition, some of the people WILL, with absolute certainty, die. This is the same as risk for children, where they have to have close calls, be exposed to danger, bad people, in order to know what to do and who they themselves are. But it remains very risky as actual fact, and no parent knows how much risk to allow. However, the only truly risky fail is no risk at all. Like Trust Fund kids.

    That goes with my credo, which is that life is not risk free. You can’t get around it, so you’ll have to choose which risk you prefer.


    @Doc Robinson The best defence against Kinzhal is a mid-air nuclear explosion: simple and effective. As long as the weapon can be launched within 3 seconds (air defence missile), it can reach an effective height by 6 seconds and defeat the Kinzhal. This is what I like about these Kinzhal weapons, they will force the USA to nuke their own citizens in order to defend their own citizens.


    I’m a supporter/giver of life …. I watered my garden….. new death, compose supplied the other needed source of needed energy.

    D Benton Smith


    I’ll go with choice D.

    And that’s my Good side.

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