May 242023
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Leonardo da Vinci Ginevra de’ Benci c. 1474-78


‘Counteroffensive’ Will Begin ‘Very Soon’ – Ukrainian Intelligence (RT)
Ukraine Can’t Win Against Russia – Orban (RT)
“Obvious” There Will Be “No Victory For The Poor Ukrainians”: Orban (ZH)
US Must Make Security Deal With Russia – Hungary (RT)
Orban Thinks NATO Reluctant To Deploy Own Troops To Ukraine (TASS)
Kremlin Spokesman Sees No Prerequisites For Ukrainian Peace Process (TASS)
Serb Leader Explains Why West Doesn’t Like Russia (RT)
Russia Continues To Supply Gas To EU Via Ukraine – Gazprom (RT)
Beijing Decries ‘Biggest Threat’ Label (RT)
China Hopes World Adequately Immune From Debt-Driven US Finance Risks (TASS)
Pentagon Loses A Million F-35 parts (RT)
Pentagon Can’t Account For 1000s Of Ultra-Expensive F-35 Parts Globally (ZH)
Why the Conspiracy Theory About Trump and Russia Won’t Go Away (Chris Hedges)
Whistleblower Says DOJ Interference In Hunter Biden Probe Dates Back Years (JTN)
First COVID Vaccine Injury Lawsuit in US Targets Gov’t, Social Media Giants (CHD)










No Ukraine





Minsk 2019



M2 data was released today — it is down -4.63% since last year, the fastest pace of money supply destruction since January 1933. The Fed eased at 100 mph, now it is slamming on the brakes and credit markets are about to fly through the windshield.



Vladimir Putin : For 9 years, the enemy has been waging war against our people. We are told that Russia started the war. No, Russia, with the help of the SMO, is trying to stop this war against our people, who, due to historical injustice, found themselves outside the borders of our Motherland





Zero chance of winning, 100% chance of killing more young Ukrainians. No able bodies will be left to rebuild what’s left of the nation after Russia and Poland take their parts. Halliburton will have to come in to do the rebuilding. If Russia lets them.

They’re going to fire missiles into Crimea. The US just gave them the go-ahead..

‘Counteroffensive’ Will Begin ‘Very Soon’ – Ukrainian Intelligence (RT)

Ukraine has the weapons it needs to start its much-anticipated “counteroffensive,” but actually defeating Russia will require more, the head of Ukraine’s Main Intelligence Directorate (GUR), Kirill Budanov, said in an interview on Tuesday. “We already have the necessary minimum of weapons” for the attack, Budanov told the Japanese state broadcaster NHK. “I can only say that it will begin soon.” To successfully pursue a long campaign against Russia, however, Ukraine needs even more, according to Budanov. “We need a large stockpile of weapons and ammunition to successfully continue the operation,” he said. “We need more weapons. We need fighter jets. I hope the international community is ready to really help Ukraine.”

Kiev’s top spy added that he would pay close attention to the progress of military aid from the West after the G-7 summit in Hiroshima, where President Vladimir Zelensky made an appearance as a surprise guest. Over the weekend, Zelensky acknowledged the loss of the Donbass fortress of Bakhmut, known by Russians as Artyomovsk. Kiev responded by launching a raid into Russia’s Belgorod Region, which garnered a lot of social media attention but achieved nothing of military importance. Zelensky has assured his Western backers that the long-anticipated “counteroffensive” would be launched as soon as Kiev had accumulated the minimum of weapons and ammunition necessary for the effort, and that Ukraine needed just a bit more time.

Foreign Minister Dmitry Kuleba has sought to manage expectations as well. Last week, Financial Times reported that Kiev has about “five months” to impress Washington, at which point President Joe Biden’s government will be under too much pressure to negotiate. Multiple Western outlets and experts have warned that Russia’s air campaign targeting Ukrainian supply depots and troop concentrations has already affected the planned offensive, going so far as to describe it as a “game changer.” Budanov waved off the campaign by telling NHK that Kiev had shot down 90% of the incoming missiles. He did not comment on last week’s destruction of the US-supplied Patriot air defense system in Kiev.


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Some partially overlapping articles today. First, on Orban’s speech in Qatar. Later, on Lockheed and the Pentagon working together to fleece the taxpayer.

“Emotionally, it’s tragic, all of our hearts are with the Ukrainians. But I’m speaking as a politician who should save lives..”

Ukraine Can’t Win Against Russia – Orban (RT)

It’s “obvious” that Kiev can’t win the war against Moscow, Hungarian Prime Minister Viktor Orban has said, urging for a diplomatic solution to the crisis instead of the West continuing to pour military aid into Ukraine. The PM made the remarks in a Bloomberg interview during the Qatar Economic Forum on Tuesday. “Emotionally, it’s tragic, all of our hearts are with the Ukrainians. But I’m speaking as a politician who should save lives,” Orban stated, noting that Hungary views the ongoing hostilities from a “special angle” that differs from the “mainstream” European position. Hungary itself is “losing lives” daily as well due to the conflict, Orban explained, referring to members of Ukraine’s Hungarian ethnic minority that have been “conscripted” to fight Russia.

He abstained from condemning Moscow for the “invasion” of Ukraine, stating only that the hostilities were due to a major failure in diplomacy. “[The] position of Hungary was, from the very first moment, that this war is the failure of diplomacy, it should have never happened,” Orban stated. “For us it’s obvious that the battlefield solution does not work.” Pressed further on whether, in his opinion, Kiev was able to win the conflict, Orban replied that the course of the hostilities had clearly shown it “obviously” was not possible. The PM also implied neither side could actually win the conflict, adding that it can only end in a “ceasefire” followed by peace talks. “My position is that, looking at the reality, looking at the figures, looking at the surroundings, looking at the fact that NATO is not ready to send troops, it’s obvious that there’s no victory for the poor Ukrainians on the battlefield.”

Orban’s remarks come as Hungary has opted to block a new €500 million ($544 million) military aid package from the EU’s so-called European Peace Facility (EPF). The fund – which is designed to reimburse the bloc’s own members to send arms and equipment overseas, as well as to finance foreign militaries directly – has been used almost exclusively to pour weaponry into Ukraine. Hungary has taken a neutral stance on the ongoing hostilities between Russia and Ukraine, consistently refusing to provide military aid to Kiev or even allow the transport of military shipments through its territory. Budapest has also opposed the EU’s anti-Russian sanctions, particularly those that would have damaged the country’s own economy, including its nuclear and conventional energy sectors.


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“The war can be stopped only if the Russians can make an agreement with the US. In Europe, we are not happy with that, but it’s the only way out.”

“Obvious” There Will Be “No Victory For The Poor Ukrainians”: Orban (ZH)

Hungarian Prime Minister Viktor Orban has once again spoken the quiet part out loud, as he continues to be a thorn in the side of NATO and the EU regarding continually escalating arms deliveries to Ukraine, with F-16 fighter jets poised to be delivered to Kiev in the near future. The first day of the annual Qatar Economic Forum (QEF) included a speech and on-stage interview by Orban wherein he bluntly stated that Ukraine can’t win the war against Russia, short of NATO directly sending troops – which it isn’t willing to do, and which Hungary stands against. He also reminded the West that the Hungarian government isn’t part of the “mainstream” European Union approach to the war, but has pursued attempts at peaceful negotiations.

“The only solution is ceasefire, and then after the ceasefire, peace talks should start,” he said. He explained this is the only path forward given Kiev can’t win. As Bloomberg reports, “Hungary was in talks with Qatar to buy gas in an effort to reduce its reliance on Russia for energy and for help to buy Budapest airport,” according to Orban’s words. He had been pressed over the question of Hungary blocking more defense aid to Ukraine, and in that context asserted that ultimately Russia and the US must make a deal to end the war, which is “the only way out”: “Looking at the reality, the figures, the surroundings, the fact that NATO is not ready to send troops, it is obvious that there is no victory for the poor Ukrainians on the battlefield. That’s my position,” he said, offering an outlook few European leaders would publicly agree with, given their solidarity with Kyiv.

“The war can be stopped only if the Russians can make an agreement with the US. In Europe, we are not happy with that, but it’s the only way out.” His assessment, which is likely going to be deeply unpopular and somewhat divisive in terms of public reception, comes just on the heels of the weekend Russian capture of Bakhmut, which was announced by Wagner Group raising the Russian flag over the strategic city. Despite initial Ukrainian officials rejecting that Bakhmut had fallen, at this point there’s widespread acknowledgement both in international press reports and among Western officials that Russia exercises effective control of the city. Wagner is due to hand captured territory over to regular Russian military forces by June 1.

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“Orban has repeatedly accused EU leaders of serving American, rather than European, interests by continuing to bankroll Kiev..”

US Must Make Security Deal With Russia – Hungary (RT)

An agreement between the US and Russia is the only thing that can end the conflict in Ukraine, Hungarian Prime Minister Viktor Orban stated on Monday. Orban has repeatedly accused EU leaders of serving American, rather than European, interests by continuing to bankroll Kiev. Speaking at the Qatar Economic Forum in Doha on Tuesday, Orban reiterated his position that Ukraine cannot win on the battlefield, and that Kiev and its Western backers must pursue peace talks with Russia. “First we should have a ceasefire,” he said. “Then let’s talk about the new security architecture of the European continent.” “The only peace agreement that could close this whole conflict is if it is between Russia and the United States,” he elaborated.

“What is at stake is the future security of Europe. It’s obvious that without the US there is no security architecture for Europe, and now the war can only be stopped if the Russians can make an agreement with the United States.” “As a European I am not happy with that,” he added. “But this is the only way out.” Throughout the conflict, Orban has repeatedly spoken out against the West’s twin policies of military aid to Kiev and sanctions on Moscow, arguing that the former risks escalating the conflict to a global war and the latter harms Europe’s economy more than Russia’s. The Hungarian prime minister has also argued that only Washington has the power to pressure Kiev into peace talks, and that decisions made in Brussels “reflect American interests more often than European ones.”

With the US dragging Europe into a conflict it cannot win, Orban has suggested that “the solution would be a European NATO” without the US as a member. Hungary is currently blocking a €500 million ($540 million) EU military aid package for Ukraine. Apart from his long-standing opposition to escalating the conflict, Orban cited Ukraine’s sanctioning of a Hungarian bank as a reason for the hold up. “If a country like Ukraine would like to get our financial support, they can’t put our companies on a blacklist,” he said on Tuesday. “If you need our money, please respect us.”

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“We must think of how to save people’s lives. This is my position,” Orban asserted.”

Orban Thinks NATO Reluctant To Deploy Own Troops To Ukraine (TASS)

Ukraine will not be able to prevail in the conflict with Russia, Hungarian Prime Minister Viktor Orban said on Tuesday, noting an unwillingness by NATO to deploy alliance troops to Ukraine and urging that a peaceful settlement be reached as soon as possible. Addressing a public debate at the Qatar Economic Forum in Doha on Tuesday, the head of Hungary’s government said, “If you look at how things stand in reality, at the figures, the situation in general, and the fact that NATO is reluctant to send its troops [to Ukraine], you will clearly see that the Ukrainians will be unable to win a victory on the battlefield.” His comment came in response to a question about whether he actually thinks that Ukraine stands no chance of success.

Orban’s speech in Doha, in essence, morphed into an interview with the forum’s moderator and was streamed live on the Hungarian government’s page on Facebook (prohibited in Russia due to its ownership by Meta, which has been designated as an extremist organization). When asked about the conflict in Ukraine, the Hungarian prime minister reiterated that Budapest has favored a peaceful solution from the very start of the conflict while consistently calling for an immediate ceasefire. “We must think of how to save people’s lives. This is my position,” Orban asserted.

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Talking to Zelensky is no use to begin with.

Kremlin Spokesman Sees No Prerequisites For Ukrainian Peace Process (TASS)

It would be too early to speak about a peaceful solution of the Ukrainian conflict because no prerequisites for this scenario are currently in place, Kremlin spokesman Dmitry Peskov has told TASS in an interview. When asked which one of various reconciliation plans, put forward by other countries, would be preferable for Russia and whether Moscow has its own variant, the Kremlin press secretary replied: “It is too early to speak about it. No prerequisites for a peace process are yet in place, evidently.” “The special military operation continues,” he added. Answering to a question of whether the Kremlin was ready to negotiate with anyone from the incumbent Kiev government, Peskov replied: “This is hardly possible, because any negotiations with Russia are prohibited [in Ukraine].” Last October, Ukrainian President Vladimir Zelensky issued a decree banning any talks with Moscow stating that he was not interested in interacting with his Russian counterpart Vladimir Putin.

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Not “the”, but “a” Serb leader, the president of Republika Srpska, Milorad Dodik. He met with Putin yesterday.

Serb Leader Explains Why West Doesn’t Like Russia (RT)

Russia has fallen out of grace with the West because it wouldn’t play ball with Europe any longer when it comes to supplying the continent with cheap gas, the president of Republika Srpska, Milorad Dodik, said in an interview released on Monday ahead of a meeting with President Vladimir Putin. Speaking to Russia’s NTV channel, Dodik, who heads one of the regions within Bosnia and Herzegovina that is predominantly populated by Serbs, offered his take on the ongoing Ukraine conflict. He said that “the Russians have been giving cheap gas to Europe and Germany for an unreasonably long time, for years, strengthening their economy.”

“Of course, the West doesn’t like [Russian President Vladimir] Putin. How could they like him when he doesn’t give them resources?” he said, adding that the international community should “respect” Russia and understand the role it plays globally. Against this backdrop, Dodik noted that when the hostilities between Moscow and Kiev started over a year ago, Berlin was willing to deliver “only helmets” to Ukraine, but ended up sending Kiev Leopard main battle tanks. “Why should we believe in their good intentions now?” he asked. Dodik went on to point out that while the West is trying to portray itself as a “defender of ordinary people in Ukraine,” it never really cared to protect the population in countries such as Syria, Libya or Yugoslavia. The latter came under “baseless” air strikes conducted by Western countries themselves, he claimed.

Dodik’s remarks come after he held a meeting with Russian Security Council Secretary Nikolay Patrushev in Moscow, during which the two discussed regional security. According to the Serb leader, he also informed Patrushev of the challenging conditions Republika Srpska has found itself in due to Western pressure over its refusal to join the sanctions against Russia. Meanwhile, the Republika Srpska leader, who has long promoted his region’s independence, was himself hit by US sanctions in 2017 after Washington accused him of obstructing the 1995 Dayton Accords, which put an end to the civil war in Bosnia and Herzegovina. On Tuesday, Dodik is set to sit down with Putin in Moscow, with the agenda expected to revolve around economic cooperation, according to Republika Srpska officials. Dodik said he planned to discuss with the Russian leader “how the world would look in the future.”

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And Ukraine continues to be paid.

Russia Continues To Supply Gas To EU Via Ukraine – Gazprom (RT)

Russian energy giant Gazprom continues to supply gas for transit to Western and Central Europe through Ukrainian territory via the Sudzha gas pumping station in amounts approved by Ukraine, the company said on Tuesday. Supplies rose to 41.2 million cubic meters (mcm) on May 23, compared to 40.9 mcm pumped the previous day through the Sudzha entry point, which remains the only operating interconnector in Ukraine. “Gazprom supplies Russian gas for transit through the territory of Ukraine in the amount confirmed by the Ukrainian side through the Sudzha… Application for ‘Sokhranovka’ was rejected,” Gazprom spokesperson Sergey Kupriyanov told reporters.

Ukraine shut down transit through the Sokhranovka station, a key gas transit route which handled around a third of the Russian gas flowing through the country to the EU, in early May, citing “interference by the occupying forces.” Russian gas deliveries to the EU via Ukraine were slashed last May in the aftermath of the bloc’s sweeping sanctions, with shipments plunging to 24 mcm in January this year. Since February, however, daily transit volumes have been gradually increasing. Gas transit through Ukraine remains the only route for Russian supplies to the countries of Western and Central Europe after sabotage attacks in September rendered the Nord Stream pipeline inoperable. Gazprom also exports gas via the TurkStream and Blue Stream pipelines to Southern and Southeastern Europe.

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“If China is a threat, then what are some G7 members that go for wars on sovereign states, overthrow legitimate foreign governments, exit multilateral treaties and coerce other countries to sever supply chains?”

Beijing Decries ‘Biggest Threat’ Label (RT)

The G7 countries will not be able to trick the world into believing that Beijing is undermining global stability, Chinese foreign ministry spokeswoman Hua Chunying said on Monday. In a series of posts on Twitter, Hua blasted such a stance, writing: “Some G7 members called China ‘the biggest threat to global security and prosperity’. Seriously?” She was apparently referring to remarks by British Prime Minister Rishi Sunak, who said during the group’s summit in Hiroshima, Japan, that “China poses the greatest challenge to global security and prosperity in our time,” as he called for decreasing dependence on Chinese supply chains. He added that the UK and G7 were taking steps to prevent Beijing from using “economic coercion to interfere in the sovereign affairs of others.”

“If China is a threat, then what are some G7 members that go for wars on sovereign states, overthrow legitimate foreign governments, exit multilateral treaties and coerce other countries to sever supply chains?” Hua asked. The spokeswoman went on to emphasize China’s place as “the No.1 engine of global economy,” and that Beijing was contributing to global growth more than all G7 members combined while being the second largest donor to UN peacekeeping funding. “The real world will not be brainwashed and fooled,” she said. Sunak’s rebuke of China appeared to be much tougher than G7 joint communique outlining challenges posed by Beijing.

The group’s members, in particular, insisted that they are “prepared to build constructive and stable relations with China,” adding that “we are not decoupling or turning inwards” when it comes to economic ties with the Asian giant. However, the G7 stressed the need for what it called “de-risking and diversifying” and reducing “excessive dependencies in our critical supply chains.” The group also scolded Beijing for “non-market policies and practices, which distort the global economy,” vowing to build resistance to what it termed economic coercion. China’s foreign ministry was not convinced, however, stating that “massive unilateral sanctions and acts of ‘decoupling’… make the US the real coercer” while urging the G7 not to become Washington’s “accomplice” in this regard.

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“Beijing also hopes that “the United States will refrain from harvesting yields around the globe in order to protect its own interests..”

China Hopes World Adequately Immune From Debt-Driven US Finance Risks (TASS)

China has expressed the hope that the United States, as the world’s largest economy, will not attempt to shift its financial risks onto the international community, Chinese Foreign Ministry Spokesperson Mao Ning said at a news briefing on Tuesday. “The debt issue is an internal affair of the United States, but given that [the US is] the world’s largest economy, their own situation and political decisions may have critical knock-on effects for the global economy,” Mao said, when asked by a TASS reporter to comment on the ongoing political debate in Washington over raising the US debt ceiling. “Hopefully, the United States will maintain a responsible fiscal and monetary policy and will not shift US risks onto the entire world,” she added. Beijing also hopes that “the United States will refrain from harvesting yields around the globe in order to protect its own interests,” the Chinese diplomat said.

The Global Times reported in March that, as of late January, China was the second largest foreign holder of US debt ($843.7 billion), trailing only Japan, which holds $1.104 trillion in US government securities. The publication mentioned that China has been reducing its holdings of US government debt in recent years. The US government may find itself unable to meet all of its obligations unless Congress agrees to raise the debt ceiling later this month, with technical default otherwise occurring “potentially as early as June 1,” US Treasury Secretary Janet Yellen warned on Monday. Unless a bipartisan compromise on the debt ceiling is hammered out on Capitol Hill in time, she has repeatedly warned, the country may default, which would lead to an “economic and financial catastrophe” for the US that would reverberate across the global economy.

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Two articles on the same topic that -only- partically overlap.

“Only about 30% of America’s F-35 fleet is “fully mission capable” on any given day.”

Pentagon Loses A Million F-35 parts (RT)

The US Department of Defense (DOD) has been unable to account for about 1 million missing spare parts for its F-35 Lightning II fighter jet, the costliest weapon system in the nation’s history, a government review has found. The lost parts, which include such items as bolts, tires, and landing gear, are valued at about $85 million, the Government Accountability Office (GAO) reported on Tuesday. Since 2018, the Pentagon has reviewed the circumstances surrounding only 2% of identified parts losses. “Without DOD taking steps to ensure that these spare parts are accountable under a contract, the F-35 Joint Program Office (JPO) will be unable to either gain or maintain accountability over these spare parts and will not have data, such as locations, costs, and quantities, needed for financial reporting or to ensure that government interests are protected,” the GAO said.

The spare parts are stored around the world for use on the F-35 by the US military and allied nations that have purchased the aircraft, which is made by defense contractor Lockheed Martin. Because the Pentagon’s F-35 JPO lacks a process for tracking losses, Lockheed Martin hasn’t reported on over 900,000 additional spare parts valued at more than $66 million for review, the GAO said. The GAO’s report marks just the latest black eye for the $1.7 trillion F-35 program, which has been plagued by reliability struggles, including an issue with engine vibration that led to a global recall order in March. Only about 30% of America’s F-35 fleet is “fully mission capable” on any given day. US Air Force Lieutenant General Michael Schmidt warned last month that a thin supply of spare parts could jeopardize the ability of American forces to keep the aircraft in service during the country’s next major war.

The GAO report blamed the parts losses partly on the Pentagon’s failure to oversee components that are owned by the DOD and managed by contractors. DOD officials and the contractors haven’t reached an agreement on whether the parts should be categorized as government-furnished property, which hinders the processing of lost inventories. As of last October, the Pentagon had over 19,000 spare parts globally that had been awaiting disposition instructions from the F-35 JPO – for as long as five years in some cases. The GAO said the DOD agreed with its four recommendations on beefing up accounting for the parts pool.

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This is Lockheed’s business model. Nothing is audited, nobody knows where all the parts are, so they have to order again.

Pentagon Can’t Account For 1000s Of Ultra-Expensive F-35 Parts Globally (ZH)

Just three weeks ago Defense News published an extensive investigative report which posed the question in its headline, Lockheed eyes new F-35 parts deal, but can it handle wartime demands? The report introduced: By the end of the year, a new and unusual deal for the F-35 fighter’s spare parts could be in place — one that would flip the current supply model on its head. If the proposed performance-based logistics contract works the way F-35 manufacturer Lockheed Martin has promised, it will save the government money, improve the availability of spare parts and give the company greater flexibility on how it assists repairs, such as making it easier to fix a broken part without fabricating a new one. Fast-forward to Tuesday, and the congressional watchdog Government Accountability Office (GOA) released a devastating report which reveals the entire question of “saving the government money” to be laughable and way off.

Bloomberg writes based on the new GOA findings that “The Pentagon can’t account for hundreds of thousands of spare parts worth millions of dollars that are stored worldwide for the US and allies for its costliest weapon, the F-35 jet, according to congressional auditors.” So perhaps the Pentagon should think about simply locating the missing ones first before a giant Lockheed parts overhaul is put into place. Even long before this, going years back, the controversial program to develop the ultra-costly stealth multirole combat aircraft produced periodic headlines like the following in 2020: The Pentagon’s $35 Trillion Accounting Black Hole. The fact that the Department of Defense has failed to pass a DOD-wide audit for the fifth consecutive year has compounded the problem which has been months or years in the making, to the tune of billions lost – which could eventually add up to a one-and-a-half trillion dollars black hole.

This as the GOA report has confirmed the Pentagon’s F-35 program office doesn’t provide oversight for the parts: “Unlike scores of GAO reports and other assessments that analyze the fighter jet’s cost, schedule and flying performance, the new audit delved into the more mundane and largely invisible work of supporting the aircraft once it’s delivered to international customers. The operation and support bill for the F-35 may reach an estimated $1.4 trillion through 2088. Allies don’t own parts and tap into the Defense Department’s worldwide shared pool of spares, including engines, tires, landing gear and items such as bolts, screws and fasteners. The Pentagon’s F-35 program office doesn’t maintain accountability over the parts, “the total value of which is unknown,” the GAO said.” It is manufacturer Lockheed Martin which solely “tracks” the records (supposedly), given the Pentagon has been “unable to provide the cost, total quantity, and locations of spare parts in the global spares pool.”

According to the GOA report: The lack of visibility into the inventory “increases the risk of misstatement on DOD’s financial statements and the risk of mismanagement of the F-35 global spares pool,” it said. All of this comes the same week that multiple media reports and former top US officials have highlighted that contractor price-gouging is common and routine when it comes to the gargantuan defense budget, at taxpayer’s expense of course. For example, former Pentagon insiders told Newsweek that the Biden administration’s ‘blank check’ approach to Ukraine has resulted in a massive arms flow to Kiev “no matter the expense.” Naturally this has resulted in diminished incentive to engage in serious and timely audits for things like expensive jet parts, and to determine where they are globally. Lockheed continues to be front and center in these whistleblower and former DoD official tell-alls…

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“Salacious allegations such as this one would be passed by the Clinton campaign to the FBI and then leaked to the press which would report on the FBI investigations, giving the fabrications credibility.”

Why the Conspiracy Theory About Trump and Russia Won’t Go Away (Chris Hedges)

All the investigations into Trump’s ties with Russia are unequivocal. There was no collusion. The Steele dossier, financed at first by Republican opponents of Trump and later by Hillary Clinton’s campaign, and compiled by former MI6 British intelligence officer, Christopher Steele, was a fake. The charges in the dossier — which included reports of Trump receiving a “golden shower” from prostituted women in a Moscow hotel room and claims that Trump and the Kremlin had ties going back five years — were discredited by the FBI. Sources, including the one that claimed Trump had long-held ties to the Kremlin, turned out to be fabricated. Special Counsel Robert S. Mueller concluded that his investigation “did not establish that members of the Trump Campaign conspired or coordinated with the Russian government in its election interference activities.” Mueller did not indict or accuse anyone of criminally conspiring with Russia.

Durham’s 306-page report, sent to Congress by Attorney General Merrick Garland earlier this week, is even more excoriating. It concludes that the FBI engaged in a witch hunt — code named Crossfire Hurricane — orchestrated by Hillary Clinton’s campaign that was aided and abetted by senior FBI officials who loathed Trump. The Clinton campaign provided bogus information to the FBI about ties between Trump and Russia, including a charge made by Michael Sussmann and Marc Elias, the General Counsel to the Clinton campaign, that there was a secret channel between the Trump Organization and the Russian Alfa Bank. Salacious allegations such as this one would be passed by the Clinton campaign to the FBI and then leaked to the press which would report on the FBI investigations, giving the fabrications credibility.

For example, the Clinton campaign posted a tweet through Clinton’s Twitter account on Oct. 31, 2016 that read: “Computer scientists have apparently uncovered a covert server linking the Trump Organization to a Russian-based Bank.” The tweet, Durham’s report notes, “included a statement from Clinton campaign advisor Jake Sullivan that made reference to the media coverage of the article and stated, in relevant part, that the allegations in the articles ‘could be the most direct link yet between Donald Trump and Moscow[,]’ that ‘[t]his secret hotline may be the key to unlocking the mystery of Trump’s ties to Russia[,]’ and that ‘[w]e can only assume that federal authorities will now explore this direct connection between Trump and Russia as part of their existing probe into Russia’s meddling in our elections.’” The FBI later determined there were no ties between the Trump organization and Alfa Bank.

Tammy Bruce

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The FBI whistleblowers are angry.

“They r being treated like skunks at a picnic under ur watch UNACCEPTABLE u must protect them from retaliation it’s the law.”

Whistleblower Says DOJ Interference In Hunter Biden Probe Dates Back Years (JTN)

An IRS agent working with federal prosecutors and investigators on the Hunter Biden tax probe is alleging the agency ignored his team’s warnings about years of improprieties by Justice Department officials supervising the case. The allegation appeared in a May 18 letter the agent sent to IRS Commissioner Daniel Werfel, and it was made public Monday evening as part of a whistleblower package his supervisor sent Congress and the Office of Special Counsel, the government’s official whistleblower protection agency. Last week, attorneys for an IRS supervisory special agent (SSA) informed Congress that the DOJ had removed their client and his entire team from the investigation in what they deemed an act of retaliation.

The SSA came forward in late April, alleging that federal prosecutors had engaged in “preferential treatment and politics” to prevent charges from being filed against Hunter Biden, the son of President Joe Biden. The whistleblower further alleged that his entire team had been sidelined after he made protected disclosures. He also asserted that Biden appointees had limited the ability of Delaware U.S. Attorney David Weiss to pursue charges against his son by refusing to grant Weiss permission do so within their jurisdictions. That claim appeared to undercut testimony from Attorney General Merrick Garland, who had contended that Weiss enjoyed full freedom to pursue the investigation and to bring charges in another jurisdiction should the need arise.

The whistleblower approached IRS internal watchdog late last year with the help of attorney Mark Zaid, who previously represented whistleblowers whose disclosures led to the first impeachment trial of former President Donald Trump. A May 20 letter from the whistleblower’s current counsel to Werfel, however, references the May 18 letter sent by one of the supervisory agent’s subordinates. That communication suggests IRS agents have been concerned for years about the DOJ’s conduct in the Hunter Biden probe and felt left “out on an island” because the agency brass would not intervene. Former DOJ lawyer Mark Lytle and former congressional investigator Tristan Leavitt, who now serves as president of Empower Oversight, currently represent the unidentified whistleblower. In the letter, the pair pointed to a protected disclosure from one of the IRS supervisory special agent’s subordinates made directly to Werfel following the team’s removal from the case.

In the disclosure, the case agent, a subordinate of Lytle and Leavitt’s client, recounts his extensive, but unsuccessful efforts to highlight the issues, before contending the agency’s decision to remove him and the team meant the IRS had sided with the officials facing allegations of impropriety. “For the last couple years, my SSA and I have tried to gain the attention of our senior leadership about certain issues prevalent regarding the investigation,” he told Werfel. “I have asked for countless meetings with our chief and deputy chief, often to be left out on an island and not heard from. The lack of IRS-CI senior leadership involvement is deeply troubling and unacceptable.” [..] The latest revelations generated an immediate rebuke of the IRS from Republican Sen, Charles Grassley of Iowa, a longtime champion of whistleblowers. “IRS commissioner Werfel: what r u doing to protect IRS whistleblowers??” Grassley tweeted Monday evening. “They r being treated like skunks at a picnic under ur watch UNACCEPTABLE u must protect them from retaliation it’s the law.”


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Many more will follow. And Big Pharma has immunity.

First COVID Vaccine Injury Lawsuit in US Targets Gov’t, Social Media Giants (CHD)

Five people injured by COVID-19 vaccines, along with a father whose 16-year-old son died from vaccine-induced cardiac arrest, are suing the Biden administration and top U.S. public health officials. In a lawsuit filed Monday, the plaintiffs — including Brianne Dressen who suffered severe nerve damage after taking the AstraZeneca COVID-19 vaccine — allege the U.S. government colluded with social media companies to censor them when they posted stories about their personal vaccine injury experiences. Defendants include President Biden and top-ranking White House officials, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention and the U.S. Department of Homeland Security. This is the first lawsuit brought by U.S. citizens injured by the COVID-19 vaccines [..]

Dressen — a preschool teacher from Saratoga Springs, Utah — volunteered to participate in AstraZeneca’s clinical trial for its COVID-19 shot. Now, she says, she is “collateral damage of the pandemic.” Dressen co-chairs React19, a “science-based non-profit offering financial, physical, and emotional support for those suffering from longterm COVID-19 vaccine adverse events globally.” After receiving the AstraZeneca shot, Dressen experienced extensive adverse effects — including doubled and blurry vision, severe sensitivity to sound and light, heart and blood pressure fluctuations and intense brain fog — that worsened over time. She said Facebook, YouTube, TikTok, GoFundMe, Reddit and Instagram removed content she posted about her injuries.

According to Dressen, the plaintiffs’ experiences of censorship “pale in comparison to the thousands of Americans we know who all have experienced the same thing.” “There is nothing scarier than reaching out for help only to be silenced,” Dressen told The Defender. “It was as scary as the vaccine reaction itself. “Our constitutional freedoms must be protected, regardless of whether or not we are in a national emergency,” Dressen added. Dressen — who now experiences “permanent disability” with “ups and downs” — said she and the other plaintiffs are “not fighting this fight for a select few” but are fighting on behalf of the “tens of thousands who are experiencing the same kind of censorship.”

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    Leonardo da Vinci Ginevra de’ Benci c. 1474-78   • ‘Counteroffensive’ Will Begin ‘Very Soon’ – Ukrainian Intelligence (RT) • Ukraine Can’t Win Ag
    [See the full post at: Debt Rattle May 24 2023]

    Dr. D

    “No. The Fed is losing its fight with inflation. That’s why it’s going to try harder. But it’s going to be ineffective. If they couldn’t beat inflation with 5%, they’re not going to beat it with 5.25%.”

    Look at the chart for the 10-year.

    Rates have stopped, which is why I stopped posting them. But what is that? We built a big flag at 4%, a continuation pattern. What’s 0% to 4%? Well, either 8% to the next stop or +400%, which is 16%. (It will be the former, but that doesn’t mean we won’t far exceed the latter.)

    Armstrong and Nenner say rates will rise secularly. Like 30+ years. That’s loss of faith in the “government” or more their ability to pay anyone back. That doesn’t mean the Dow will drop, because if you pull your money out of bonds, were can it go? Not too many places and Stocks is one of them, 10th the size of the bond market.

    But even so, look at the Dow: or

    Dow Jones Long Term Chart On 20 Years

    Topping, all new highs relentlessly fail, doming over, Loooooong timescale. Same as other crashes. Where’s the bottom? In a normal world, 7,000. In a worse world, the charts don’t really exist, like tracking the Nikkei before and after WWII. You can write them, but are they the same?

    Anyway, that suggests that ALTHOUGH the 10-year is going to 18%, the Dow is dropping 80%. Is that crazy? Nope, that’s what happened in 1979. That’s the GOOD outcome. Best case.

    Are You Ready For a Real Recession?

    In a real recession, growth doesn’t dip slightly for a few months. It drops for years. In a real recession, employment doesn’t dip for a quarter or two, it plummets hard and keeps dropping, quarter after quarter. In a real recession, borrowing doesn’t dip for a quarter, it goes downhill for years. In a real recession, spending and consumption don’t dip for a few months, they fall off a cliff and then stumble further down the ravine.

    In a real recession, the Fed’s tricks no longer work.”

    In a real recession, THERE’S CAPITULATION. That is, the Fed doesn’t raise rates and the market just keeps going up.

    In 1981, the Stock guys were shooting paper airplanes across the trading floor from each other.

    What else is on that Dow chart? It was happily in the lower channel for decades. When did it get out? Go into Dangerland? 1994. Greenspan prints money for Clinton’s election, Summers breaks the thermometer by rigging gold prices. — All official, admitted, no conspiracy. So they printed money and…Yeah, that’s right, printed money out of nothing, suspended all laws and rules, and intentionally caused a boom and bubble. That by definition must explode and collapse.

    On that chart, if NORMAL, RESPONSIBLE people were in charge, what would have happened? Dow 2,000 by 2000. Just like the “Dow Theory” “Elliot Wave” guys said. This would have all been over, NORMAL cycles. NORMAL lives. But too bad, so sad, we’re now going to collapse the entire U.S. AND the Dow, AND the Banks, AND the economy as a going concern. Too late for society and culture, that was murdered years ago now.

    “DeSantis To Launch 2024 White House Campaign On Twitter Livestream With Elon Musk

    I thought he said he wasn’t running. Does anyone know what they’re doing around here?

    “Former Deputy Nat’l Security Adviser: FBI, CIA & DOJ Will Rig 2024 Election”

    Armstrong says it doesn’t matter what happens or who wins: no one will believe the results of the election. Devolution, in a way.

    “New York Democrats Urge Biden To Fast-Track Illegal Alien Work Permits”

    What part of illegal…? Oh, nevermind. If they muled 100kg of fentanyl do they get double preferential treatment? What if the illegal crime they committed was in the borders of NY? Same thing? Only if you commit 36 robberies can you get out with no bail for the 37th. If you held a sign supporting enforcement of immigration law, the Slamma! Life without parole. Or if you’re Jewish and want to sit on the swing set in Brooklyn. Jail.

    “Crashed with a Nazi flag in it”.

    Apparently that’s all bulls—t. …Which you knew because it was reported. The Uhaul lifted over the curb at 1mph, striking nothing. Then nothing happened. The police then took the flag (was it really inside?) and spread it out on the ground for half an hour to create a media photo-op. Whiskey. Tango. Foxtrot. Do Capital Policemen just keep a Nazi flag in their back pockets now? Like the old unregistered .38 revolver?

    There are so many things wrong with this. Like it was CLEARLY created for the EXPRESS purpose of passing the threshold where reporting it as an “Event” at all wasn’t a direct lie. However, we have the camera footage. There was nothing to report. A guy ran out of gas and safely pulled off the highway? …Go on…keep talking I guess. Maybe there’s something here.

    And the “Explosives”? Jesus and Mary, it’s FERTILIZER. It’s primary usage of fertilizer is … FERTILIZER. …Which is really expensive right now and a perfect target, I only wish I had stolen some myself, I’d be rich. Only hopped-up drug fiends with a trigger finger to kill, would just SAY (“We make s—t up!”) that fertilizer is “explosives”. Is aluminum foil thermite now? Is lawn mower gas “Chemical weapons”? What. The. Hell.

    BTW, this is how they “We Make S—t Up” on the Guilford Four. There was some gasoline and draino under the kitchen sink in an apartment they were in. It suddenly became “IRA terrorist bomb equipment”. THey kept them in solitary for….oh wait, like a few days. Pikers! They got nothin’ on us, keeping trespassers in solitary for YEARS without charges at all!

    “surveillance over 278,000 times”

    That can’t be right: they said the Secret FISA court was only used in emergencies. And like the AZ election, they would have to review and approve a new warrant case every 1 ½ seconds. Oh wait: they said that was reasonable and legal! “That 200,000 signatures were checked by hand in less than than 1 second a piece is no reason to think they weren’t all done accurately by design!”

    “Who lost Saudi Arabia?’

    I guess they shouldn’t have tried to murder MBS in Vegas that one night. It all went very, very bad. Alwaleed, the CIA Prince to plant in there then found himself hanging from the Carleton Ritz and I think later got into an unexpected helicopter accident. Maybe something like that? And Erdogan too, saved by Russian warning?

    M2 again: Yes, but look at Europe, nothing’s crashing, so kudos to them. They are rotating banks here, but one by one, under control. …NY control, removing it from Davos colonies like the SF Fed. Thus why they need $150B for the “war” which is really doing nothing but filling holes of the Derp State Mafia Op to keep Europe from imploding.

    “They’re going to fire missiles into Crimea. The US just gave them the go-ahead..”

    Slow escalation to total war to get around having solid opposition throughout the West. Yesterday’s Invasion into Russia was all U.S. army vehicles, I hear. Now all 50 guys were instantly liquidated, but all that’s on purpose. For the 100th time, they want and need WWIII or they’ll all collapse and be exposed.

    “We need a large stockpile of weapons and ammunition”

    What happened to the LAST1,000 tanks you started with? What happened to the LAST weapons and ammunition we gave you? That’s right, one was blown up the first day, the second one blown up yesterday. It’s not theirs, why should they worry? We’re the ones who paid for it.

    “The war can be stopped only if the Russians can make an agreement with the US.”

    I’m confused. He seems to be saying the U.S. is at war with Russia. But surely that would be WWIII? Somebody would have to discuss and authorize that?

    ““the solution would be a European NATO” without the US as a member.”

    That would be a Pan-European army, beholden to no government. Then Macron could import all the Poles to shoot French Women in the face, and visa-versa. Classic Praetorian guard stuff, import the Vandals, the Hessians.

    Serbian Map: this is what they want for Russia. That’s why they Beta tested it there and it worked great. That’s why the beta test was run at that time: ready to implement with Hermitage in 1994.

    “Russia Continues To Supply Gas To EU Via Ukraine – Gazprom (RT)

    Where did they get the money? Let me guess: it’s European and American money, via Euro and American Banks. Nice sanctions you got there: entirely optional! The law is whatever I just did. If I did it, it’s Legal! If YOU did it, it’s illegal. Simple. All your things are belong to ME.

    ““If China is a threat, then what are some G7 members that go for wars”

    Easy. A “Threat” is something that hasn’t happened yet. The G7 are in an active, perpetual WAR against all humans on the planet to subjugate the world for Fascism: the perfect merger of corporation and state.

    So how many nations has China invaded in the 20th and 21st centuries? How many millions killed? What, the U.S. has murdered 6M people — many women and children since 2001? Gosh, we’ve outpaced the Reich.

    • Pentagon Loses A Million F-35 parts (RT) “

    Too bad that accounting office got blown up on 911. Those parts are all straight fraud. They bill them for empty boxes. The parts never arrived, are not on the shelf, and therefore “missing”. Must be some Buck Private what took that jet axle home in his pocket! And yes, some is probably stolen and who could possibly buy it? Julio doesn’t have an F-35 to hot rod in Edwards AFB. Stolen parts can only be sold back to Lockheed, cheap, and sold back to Edwards AFB again. C’mon, this isn’t rocket surgery, there are only a few POSSIBLE frauds that could POSSIBLY be run here. There are parts, and there is money. Put the two together and any hick sheriff could crack the case in a few days.

    P.S. that’s also all the “$6 Billion Left” in F-Stan. No, hardly anything was “Left” because of 90% fraud, none of it was delivered in the first place. Americans do what they do best: accounting fraud. Bulls—t. Where you could care less if what you say, or write, is true or not. We know we can do this because the auditor also doesn’t care.

    “Naturally this has resulted in diminished incentive to engage in serious and timely audits”

    The GOP was trying to get any sort of audit or oversight, as is required by the Constitution and Law. Nope. But what’s happening is the Mafia Derp State is out of money and cut off from drug trafficking from F-Stan, Turkey, Ukraine, etc, and need to fill their revenue holes. They have wildly upped human trafficking and r—, child sales, Pharma no-bid, no-work contracts, and here, hundred billion into MIC.

    You didn’t think this would be easy, did you? We all wonder why they haven’t released smallpox yet. Is $10B enough for Bill to get a vial of the stuff and break it on 5th Avenue? And still have $100B left over?

    “Why the Conspiracy Theory About Trump and Russia Won’t Go Away (Chris Hedges) “

    Because nobody wants them to. There are an endless variety for HRC, Biden, etc that hover around too, easy to prove but are never reported on.

    “meant the IRS had sided with the officials facing allegations of impropriety.”

    This is the whole PURPOSE of government. What’s to understand? Government EXISTS to help friends and destroy enemies. It isn’t that the government had another purpose, like paving roads and was diverted from that laudable end: this is its ONLY goal, from the beginning, middle, and end, it just paves a road badly once in a while as a distraction. This is ALL it does. Every dollar sent to it HELPS injustice, fraud, and nepotism. Remove its powers down to the lowest possible level. A school board gets into non-stop trouble, arresting opposition, yes they do that every day at all the meetings I’ve attended and the sheriff helps, but that’s TINY trouble and fraud compared to sending $150B to the most corrupt location on the planet in pursuit of world war.

    Then if WE are not moral, why would you expect people with more power over you to be more moral than you are? If you can’t control yourself, you think somebody else can? You’re only who you are: you’re only as good as you can be. This is the reverse impulse of “Everybody can live at everybody else’s expense”, which is that “we are all better then we ourselves are, honest.” As long as we create a COMMITTEE, a Collectivist. No, hidden and protected by government, handed power with no oversight, you obviously become WORSE. Duh. When has it ever been otherwise?

    They make fun of Ayn Rand saying the combined greed of all buinessmen leads to perfect morality? This is the samer, only stupider-er.

    Bill Gates, “I regret doing that” …as he grabs his empty wedding ring finger. Again “Well he’s dead, so you always have to be careful.”

    Dr. D

    They are now getting info and tracking exactly who was at J6.

    It was HUNDREDS of Feds. Hundreds. Like 20% of the Oathkeepers were Feds. The head of the Proud Boys was a Fed along with six of his top people.

    These are still only the ones we KNOW about, legally and officially. We’re already past 100, easy, and of every department, departments we never heard of before now.

    Now get something else: it’s possible that none of the Feds had any idea that everyone else there was ALSO a Fed. Compartmentalizaton. So the “government” so to speak, PAYS, literally, all 1,000 members to show up there as “undercover” “informants”. We have their pay stubs. They are unaware that there are only 20 guys who wandered in off the street and 980 “insurgents” are also W2 employees.

    ...This is not unusual. This is NORMAL. In Vietnam era, Feds showed up to a small-town college peace rally meeting. There were like 10 people. One of them was a Fed, and he recognized the OTHER guy at the meeting as another law enforcement Fed. That’s 20%. 50 years ago.

    Do you get the idea of why Americans don’t protest much?


    Thanks Raul. Thanks Dr. D
    Good stuff. I watched the covid European parliament thingy with Dr David Martin etc. I’m still blown away by the lack of agency good people had on the side of common sense and how many bad actors had sway.


    What was your favorite form of perverting justice?



    Here’s your t-shirt to go with that


    You want fries with that?



    And who could forget Wall St


    Pro Tip:


    Michael Reid

    There is no democracy in the West, if you challenge the system, they throw you in invisible economic jail, you’re done. Telling the truth is important, keep speaking out.

    Kevork Almassian: MidEast Balance of Power Shifting, Pax Americana in Last Phase of Decline






    Is it just me, or do the mystery sicknesses and deaths just keep coming?

    This week one of the board members of the non-profit I serve on resigned due to mystery seizures. She’s late 30s, 3 small children. Another one of my staff is down with a nasty case of “covid”, at least he’s tested positive via one of those tests and is very sick.

    I was also on a retreat this past weekend and one of the women has been vaccinated 4 times (per her) but got covid and lost all her hair. The good news about that situation is no one said anything except “sorry” when she mentioned she believes in vaccines but got sick anyway.

    It all seems so weird, like some shoe has got to drop at some point. It seems obvious to me that most people just want to forget this all happened.


    @ Kassandra
    Hear you. A music student yesterday in his late sixties commented that he has had 5 Covid vaccinations and had Covid three times! Survived them all, though….

    I replied that I wasn’t impressed with the Covid vaccine. Back in spring ‘21 there were all of these claims about it but I looked at the study, and the study didn’t support the claims. Besides, I had Covid before the vaccine came out, so getting vaccinated for a disease I’d already had didn’t make much sense. I never got the chicken pox vaccine either, because I had chicken pox as a child. And by now, the claims about the vaccine from spring 2021 have all been proven false.

    Chipping away at the mass formation, one bit at a time. Oh, BTW, this student was recently diagnosed with Parkinson’s disease.


    Mike Tyson said Jamie Foxx suffered a massive heart attack. That was fact- checked down in seconds: nobody knows what happened.


    I could almost make a case that Zelensky (the actor) is being handled by Russian secret services and is doing a bang-up job of disarming Europe and depopulating Ukraine of its (nazi) manpower. He’s also strumming “ban-Joe Biden” pretty neatly, as well.
    Belly-up America! Have another shot!


    Here’s a scary one I’ve seen from different writers:
    Russian Nukes Don’t Work
    So bomb Crimea or even Moscow. No worries. Russian nuclear weapons are impotent.

    D Benton Smith

    Clearly, we are living in a feudal system, complete with Lords, Serfs, and Primae Noctis (check out the sex lives of our so-called “elites” if you don’t believe me). An interesting positive aspect of Feudalism, however (and the feudal structure of governance has been around for a LONG long time) is that it is a self healing system, provided only that the King remains sufficiently powerful to put down rebellions and reinstall the traditional arrangement in places where it has been successfully challenged. Rising up and overthrowing a particular manor of some landed Knight or minor Baron is no big deal if the Duke or King can eventually roll in with powerful troops and put it all right, behead a few uppity serfs, and get the manor house or Barony back on track under new management (or even the old Baron himself, if the serfs hadn’t killed him).

    Such challenges (successful or otherwise) can be started from either the inside or the outside, but in either case usually both are involved by the time the rebellion gets big enough to become serious.

    And it only becomes serious (speaking in terms of routine day-to-day feudalism) if the King and his allies and minions become too weak to keep the serfs in harness and properly OWNED. All Hell is out for breakfast if THAT happens, because when the slaves cannot be forced or tricked back into their chains the first thing those slaves do is what they’ve always had it in mind to do: own themselves and direct their own activities to the benefit of whomever they choose. No more working and paying and dying for the Lord of the Manor without fair compensation or rights of refusal against the rapacious orders of the useless piece of shit who thinks his serfs , slaves and minions owe him a living, for free.

    You can easily conclude how the Lord of the Manor would feel about such a development as that. It would mean no more free lunch, loose women or non-expiring get out of jail free card. Bad. Very very bad.

    So if you’re wondering about the nature of the relationship we have with our masters, there you have it. They believe they own us. It is as gob smackingly simple as that. It was and is the way they were born raised and paid to think (and BELIEVE!) , so don’t expect them to change their minds about it anytime soon.

    What a Scary-Go-Round of repetitious cycles this world is. It’s bloody Ground Hog Day.

    Here is my advice to those dumb shit elites who wants to mistreat people and turn them into slaves and serfs: If you want to assume the status of a “demi-god”, then you better make DAMN sure you’re in close touch with and in humble subservience to the REAL God. Otherwise (i.e. if you forget that you are NOT God, and that He is) then the consequences are going to be more personally gruesome than your shriveled up little mind can imagine. He has rules (called REALITY) and to break those rules results in death, EVERY time. No exceptions.

    Oh, and if you’re a slave or serf I’ve got some advice for you, too. The rules is the rules. In other words, the same things that are true for the miscreant “Lord of the Manor” elites are true for you, because in the final analysis it was your complicity that let them do it. You probably accepted a tempting offer of something-for-nothing protection from danger, crime or privations . . . and it was off to the races after that. It’s always the same story. Like I said, a Merry-Go-Round of repeating cycles.

    Michael Reid

    Russia’s top spy argued that Western powers could play a role in ensuring global security and prosperity, but only as one of numerous centers of a multipolar world.
    and predicted that America and Britain’s fate “will be sad.”



    TAE and the blogsphere are communicating/aware/sharing/
    reacting to what those in power are doing.

    Expect the blogsphere to be attacked by the A.I.


    Even though I agree with his stance when it comes to NATO and the West in general, Republika Srbska’s prez Dodik climbed to highest level of power from humble beginning as a war profiteer, mainly cigarettes smuggler, thus earning the nickname “Ronhill”. Just as in US, he’d stolen the election last year. Aside from old fashion staffing of bags and bags of fraudulent voting ballots, there are videos of him visiting job sites and handing 50 KM ($25) notes to workers prior to election. Cash money was from the State budget and driven in the trunk of the car during the “campaigns” – which is to say that Balkan politicians are more blunt, or “honest” if you will, compared to “civilized white-glowed” in the West.
    His dream is separation from Bosnia’s federation where, aside from ridiculous shape of his new kingdom as shown as dark orange fields on the map, border at some places would literally run at streets of the Sarajevo.


    Always liked this idea:

    Ribbon Power


    A dear friend of mine:

    Jay Bird


    “I’m still blown away by the lack of agency good people had on the side of common sense and how many bad actors had sway.”

    And people wonder why I stress adamant individual focus and mostly dismiss the usual Stand Together stuff.

    The traditional modes are these:

    Broadcast/Centralized Power

    Mob Cheese Grater

    Then there are radical theories like:


    And just plain standard weirdness:

    Muzzle Not the Muzzein
    Real Life

    Formerly T-Bear

    Sad day.

    Tina Turner dies at 83 in Switzerland after a long illness.

    John Day

    A friend of mine is visiting DC. He flew in.
    Lots of unmarked military with duffle bags and little unit numbers. he looked up the numbers. Chemical warfare specialist uniits.
    Lots of white plains landing, taking off, with small numbers on the tails, too small to read.
    Unmarked soldeirs have dour expressions,he says.

    Michael Reid

    In practically every country, the allowable limit for cash withdrawals and transactions continues to be lowered.

    Further, rampant currency debasement is lowering the real value of these ridiculous limits.

    Why are governments so intent on phasing out cash? What is really behind this coordinated effort?

    Doug Casey on the Death of Privacy… and What Comes Next


    If we must kill a thousand to keep just one from dying;
    If we must be mendacious to stop someone from lying;
    If we must crash the system to halt someone from trying-
    We’ve done just as intended: so thank you for complying.

    I’m feeling a bit snarky today.




    “FORT LEONARD WOOD, Mo. — About 50 Soldiers with the 82nd Airborne Division at Fort Bragg, North Carolina, visited Fort Leonard Wood this week to conduct a Chemical, Biological, Radiological and Nuclear training event called Operation Steel Box, and speak with Soldiers here about opportunities in the Army Airborne community.”

    link (from over two months ago.

    Probably lots of nervous nellie nonsense going on more than anything.

    After Nord Stream, false flags will be unusually transparent. Of course, “they” are dumb and nuts enough to do something dumb and nuts.



    Empire of Lies and Collective West whitewashing the news feed on Ukronaziland

    It won’t end well as 80%+ of the planet’s actual population sees through them and hates them.



    “Over the course of the seven-day exercise, the unit mobilized, processed, deployed, sustained, and redeployed hundreds of Airmen; moved all of the equipment and cargo needed for the operation; collaborated with allied nation forces and U.S. European Command organizations; maintained and operated four aircraft, launching 19 sorties across the European Theater; simulated aeromedical evacuation operations; and tested the abilities of Airmen to operate in new and uncertain circumstances, including simulated chemical warfare environments.”



    Child molesting is the actually curriculum now

    Empire of Lies perversions for the coming school year via Babylon Bee

    Duh’merica descend into Hieronymus Bosch Tik-Tok channel

    1 How the Founding Fathers Were Literally Hitler: Though this has been taught as part of history classes for decades, it will now officially have its own separate subject.

    2 How to Make Huge, Life-Changing Decisions Without Telling Your Parents: From abortions to changing genders, this class will make it happen without Mom & Dad ever having a clue.

    3 Furry Fetish Biology: Replacing the study of actual animals, this subject will teach children that they essentially are animals and should act accordingly.

    4 Antiracist Math: Don’t believe thousands of years of white colonial lies. 2+2 can be whatever you want it to be.

    5 Home Economics (Boys Only): You can’t teach girls how to cook or sew anymore. That would be sexist.

    6 Advanced Peaceful Protesting: Masks, bricks, and Molotov cocktails will be provided.

    7 TikTok Influencer 101: Preparing your kids for the only job they will ever be qualified for.

    8 Tucking 101: No matter what part of your anatomy you’re pretending to not have, you can learn to hide it.

    9 Biological males competing in girls’ PE: In this class, the boys will just mercilessly destroy the girls at everything, preparing them for higher-level athletics.

    10 Anatomy: but just the weird sex stuff: Ew, that’s so sticky!

    Hieronymus Bosch, Tryptich and Party animation

    It’s where were headed, Dig It!


    The correct translation is “Standing Goose”, not “Business Goose” … fake news everywhere.

    John Day

    @Boscorowitz et al: My friend says the chemical warfare sodiers were flying towards East Asia and/or Asia-Pacific area, not Europe.

    V. Arnold



    Public Schools and Hospitals are frontlines of Endemic COVID-19. Oligarchical capitalism kills humans for profit. The proxy World War III in Ukraine is an existential war between Ukraine (supplied by NATO) and Russia. Unless there is an Armistice and a new Cold War II with the DMZ along the Line of Contact, the Western and/or the Russian Empires will collapse. Debt default date is June 1st. China will be the only winner if a Nuclear Winter is avoided.

    This is simply insane. It is no wonder why kids don’t want to go to school or adults get dental care. You have to pay to play Russian Roulette. After serving a year in Vietnam, long ago, this century is the ultimate wartime “Catch-22”. If you realize that this is a crazy world with psychotic rulers that means that you are sane.


    Goodness! Hey, Raúl Ilargi Meijer! I read your “War” piece on ZH this morning, and here is one comment:

    “Probably the best and most accurate article on the topic that I read in a time.”
    Thanks, RIM.

    V. Arnold

    “Probably the best and most accurate article on the topic that I read in a time.”

    I’d have to second that…
    Thanks MPSK


    “My friend says the chemical warfare sodiers were flying towards East Asia and/or Asia-Pacific area, not Europe.”

    Probably Guam.

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