May 292023
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Paul Gauguin Apatarao 1893



Russia Ready For Ukraine Peace Talks, But On Its Conditions – Envoy (Tass)
Russia Outlines Conditions For Ukraine Peace Deal (RT)
Lavrov: West’s Plans To Send F-16s To Kiev Unacceptable Escalation (TASS)
West Waging Its War Against Russia ‘On All Fronts’ – Kremlin (TASS)
Moscow Warns West Against ‘Playing With Fire’ (RT)
F-16s For Ukraine Won’t Be A Game Changer – Bloomberg (RT)
State Department Won’t Say If It’s Working to Free Gonzalo Lira (Antiwar)
DeSantis Superpac Plans To Spend $200 Million In 4 States (CTH)
DeSantis Says He Would Sign Legislation to Defund ‘Corrupt’ IRS (ET)
Russia Condemns Sen. Lindsey Graham’s Comments on Dead Russians (Antiwar)
Europe’s Largest Air Force Drills Start In Finland, Norway, Sweden (Az.)
Kosovo PM Dreams Of Becoming New Zelensky – Serbian President (RT)
Saudi Arabia Calls Russia Out Over Oil Output – WSJ (RT)
EU Commissioner Reprimands Elon Musk Over Disinfo (RT)
Kissinger vs. ‘The Most Dangerous Man in America’ (Gosztola)





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Two different voices on the same topic, the Ambassador to Great Britain and the Deputy Foreign Minister.

“He dismissed thinking that Ukraine may prevail as “a big idealistic mistake.”

Russia Ready For Ukraine Peace Talks, But On Its Conditions – Envoy (Tass)

Russia is ready for peace talks with Ukraine but it will not give up its conditions, Russian Ambassador to Great Britain Andrey Kelin said in an interview with the BBC on Sunday.”We want peace, but on certain conditions, of course. For us, two things are important. That there will be no threat from Ukraine to Russia – this is one thing. And second, that Russians in Ukraine will be treated like all other nations in the world. Like French people are being treated in Belgium, or like Italians and Germans are being treated in Switzerland, not differently. <…> That’s a grave violation of the Human Rights Declaration and of all documentation,” Kelin said, as he described the developments in Ukraine in recent years as “extreme nationalism.”

According to Kelin, Russia’s current military purpose is to liberate the Donbass from the occupation. He dismissed thinking that Ukraine may prevail as “a big idealistic mistake.” “We can make peace tomorrow, if the Ukrainian side is prepared to negotiate, but at the moment there are no preconditions for that, I am afraid, because the president of Ukraine has prohibited any negotiations,” the Russian diplomat maintained, adding that he didn’t believe that simply freezing the conflict was a good idea. “It will not make a platform for a stable and long-term peace in Europe,” Kelin explained. The envoy reiterated the Russian nuclear doctrine does not envisage using nukes in the conflict in Ukraine. However, Kelin said that he was worried about a continued escalation of the conflict as he referred to weapons supplies to Kiev currently being ramped up.


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“Ukraine “must return to a neutral non-aligned status” and “refuse to join NATO and the EU..”

Russia Outlines Conditions For Ukraine Peace Deal (RT)

The Ukraine conflict could be settled if Kiev were to re-commit to its neutral status, recognize “new territorial realities,” and declare Russian as a state language, Russian Deputy Foreign Minister Mikhail Galuzin said in an interview released on Saturday. Speaking to TASS news agency, the diplomat said Moscow “is convinced that a peace settlement will be possible only if the Ukrainian armed forces cease hostilities, and Western weapons shipments are stopped.” He also stressed that to achieve a durable peace, Ukraine “must return to a neutral non-aligned status” and “refuse to join NATO and the EU,” adding that Kiev should recognize the “new territorial realities” that emerged after people exercised their right to self-determination.

The diplomat was referring to four former Ukrainian regions that overwhelmingly voted to join Russia in public referendums last autumn, as well as Crimea. Galuzin noted that another crucial element of any peace settlement is Kiev’s commitment to respect the rights of the country’s Russian-speaking population and other minorities. “Russian should be designated as a state language at the legislative level. It is necessary to ensure that basic human rights, including freedom of faith, are observed in Ukraine,” he stressed.

On Saturday, Mikhail Podoliak, an aide to Ukrainian President Vladimir Zelensky, dismissed Moscow’s conditions, issuing Kiev’s own list of demands. Those include the immediate withdrawal of all Russian troops from territory Kiev claims as its own, the “extradition of war criminals,” the creation of a “buffer zone” on Russian territory, as well as “voluntary renunciation of Russian assets seized in other countries in favor of Ukraine”. Earlier this week, Kremlin Press Secretary Dmitry Peskov said that while Moscow does not want the Ukraine conflict to be frozen, there are no prerequisites for a peace settlement yet, pointing out that Kiev has prohibited any talks with the current Russian leadership.

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“I hope reasonable people will step away from unconditional support for the neo-Nazi regime that the West itself created..”

Lavrov: West’s Plans To Send F-16s To Kiev Unacceptable Escalation (TASS)

Russian Foreign Minister Sergey Lavrov slammed plans by Western countries to send F-16 fighter jets to Ukraine as an unacceptable escalation. “Certainly, this is an unacceptable escalation. I hope there are sensible people in the West who understand that,” Lavrov told the “Moscow. Kremlin. Putin” TV show, an excerpt of which was posted by reporter Pavel Zarubin on Telegram on Sunday. According to Lavrov, “Western political analysts have been discussing how to decolonize Russia.” “They mean dividing our country. I hope sensible people will abandon their reckless support for the neo-Nazi regime which was created by the West itself,” Russia’s top diplomat added. On May 21, US President Joe Biden said at a news conference following the G7 summit in Hiroshima that the West will start training Ukrainian pilots on F-16s and other fourth-generation Western combat aircraft.

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“ tough but open to what could help us clearly communicate our concerns..”

West Waging Its War Against Russia ‘On All Fronts’ – Kremlin (TASS)

Western countries are waging their war against Russia in all domains, Kremlin Spokesman Dmitry Peskov said in an interview with the “Moscow. Kremlin. Putin” TV show on Sunday. “War is being waged in a broader sense. A war is being waged against us on all fronts, be it the economy, international relations, or in terms of ownership,” he explained. Peskov urged Russia not to succumb to emotions and keep a sober mind in these circumstances. “We should remain focused and strong, and do <…> what best suits our interests, be tough but open to what could help us clearly communicate our concerns, and what we find unacceptable for ourselves, what will be fighting against,” he maintained.

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“ is Poland and the Baltic States – Latvia, Lithuania, and Estonia – that are “executing on the ground the aim set by the US to weaken Russia, deliver it a strategic defeat.”

Moscow Warns West Against ‘Playing With Fire’ (RT)

The US and its allies are “playing with fire” by doubling down on their support for Kiev amid the conflict with Moscow, including by planning to provide Ukraine with F-16 fighter jets, Russian Foreign Minister Sergey Lavrov has said. “Of course, it’s an unacceptable escalation” Lavrov said regarding potential deliveries of American-made warplanes to Kiev in an interview with Russia 1 TV on Sunday. “I think there are reasonable people in the West who understand this. But everything is being dictated by Washington, London, and their satellites inside the EU.” According to the minister, it is Poland and the Baltic States – Latvia, Lithuania, and Estonia – that are “executing on the ground the aim set by the US to weaken Russia, deliver it a strategic defeat.”

Some in the West “are already discussing ‘decolonization’ of Russia, meaning the dismembering of our country,” Lavrov said, warning that “this is playing with fire. There can be no doubts about that.” “I hope reasonable people will step away from unconditional support for the neo-Nazi regime that the West itself created,” he added. The foreign minister suggested that the words of the chairman of the US Joint Chiefs of Staff, General Mark Milley, who acknowledged earlier this week that “in the near term,” Ukraine will not be able to recapture the territories it lost to Russia, were a “step forward to understanding the reality on the ground.” Ukrainian President Vladimir Zelensky has been pressing his Western backers for F-16 warplanes for months, arguing they are crucial for defending Ukrainian airspace amid Russia’s missile campaign targeting military facilities and energy infrastructure.

At the G20 summit last week, US President Biden Joe Biden said that Washington would support efforts by the UK, the Netherlands, and other European countries to train Ukrainian pilots to fly the F-16. White House National Security Advisor Jake Sullivan stated at the event that the US “will work with our allies to determine when planes will be delivered, who will be delivering them, and how many.” Several outlets reported that the jets will not be provided by the US, but that the Biden administration would instead allow its allies to transfer their F-16s to Kiev. Moscow has repeatedly warned that deliveries of more sophisticated weapons to Ukraine by the US and its allies could cross its ‘red lines’, leading to a major spike in the hostilities. Russia has said that the provision of arms, intelligence sharing, and training to Kiev’s troops makes Western nations de facto parties to the conflict.

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They will get maybe 50. Russia has 1,000 better jets.

F-16s For Ukraine Won’t Be A Game Changer – Bloomberg (RT)

While potential Western deliveries of US-designed F-16 fighter jets to Ukraine will help enhance Kiev’s combat capabilities, they won’t be a “game changer” in its conflict with Russia, Bloomberg reported on Sunday, citing several pilots who had flown the aircraft. According to the agency, the F-16s that could be sent to Ukraine “will still have inferior radar and shorter range missiles” than many of Russia’s modern aircraft and air defense systems. This means that those planes will either be deployed defensively, or used as part of high-risk operations, the report says. Brynn Tannehill, who designed simulators for the planes, told the outlet that for Ukrainian pilots switching from Soviet-era aircraft over to F-16s would be as if “they pushed the easy button.” However, “you can’t overcome the laws of physics,” she added.

According to John Venable, a former F-16 pilot with the US Air Force, should Ukrainians fly close to the front line, they would receive a signal that they had been detected by Russian radars long before they would be in position to fire on their targets. He added that Ukrainian pilots may use hilly terrain to sidestep detection – and thus destruction – while approaching their targets, but they would have to quickly climb at a steep angle, shoot, and then duck for cover again. However, such tactics mean that the F-16s “aren’t going to be hitting anything,” Venable said. Moreover, according to Dan Hampton, another veteran combat pilot, it would also be impractical to use F-16s to shoot down Russian cruise missiles, as there would only be a small window after the projectile is fired and detected but before it reaches its target.

Deployment of F-16s in this capacity would require them to stay in the air for hours while waiting for the right moment, he explained. The pilots’ assessment echoes a statement by US Air Force chief Frank Kendall, who said earlier this month that F-16 deliveries would not mark a turning point in the Ukraine conflict, given that air power has not played a crucial role in the hostilities. However, Yury Ignat, the spokesman for the Ukrainian Air Force Command, has insisted that Kiev “will win this war” if it were to receive modern Western jets. Commenting on potential F-16s deliveries to Ukraine, Russian Foreign Minister Sergey Lavrov warned that such a move would lead to “an unacceptable escalation” of the conflict.

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The value of a US passport.

State Department Won’t Say If It’s Working to Free Gonzalo Lira (Antiwar)

The State Department has refused to say if it’s engaging with the Ukrainian government over American citizen Gonzalo Lira, who was detained by the Security Service of Ukraine (SBU) due to his political views on the conflict with Russia.Lira has a popular YouTube channel and a large following on Twitter and Telegram. He is also a writer who has contributed to several media outlets, including Business Insider. Lira was born in California and is a dual citizen of the US and Chile and had been living in Kharkiv, Ukraine, throughout the war.Lira is a critic of the Ukrainian government and was arrested by the SBU on charges of justifying the Russian invasion. “After the start of the full-scale invasion, the blogger was one of the first to support the Russian invaders and glorify their war crimes,” the SBU said in a press release referring to Lira.

The SBU also accused Lira of “discrediting the top military and political leadership and the Defense Forces of our state.” He was charged under sections 2 and 3 of Article 436-2 of Ukraine’s criminal code, which outlaws the “distribution of materials” that justify Russia’s actions going back to 2014. Epoch Times reporter Liam Cosgrove asked State Department spokesman Matthew Miller if the administration was aware of Lira’s detainment and how the US feels about Ukraine arresting an American for speech.“So I will say in general that we’re aware of the report. We obviously support the exercise of freedom of speech anywhere in the world, and I’ll leave it at that,” Miller said.When asked if the administration was working to secure Lira’s release, Miller said, “I’m going to leave my comments where I just left them.”

Cosgrove also asked Reps. Ted Lieu (D-CA) and Marjorie Taylor Greene (R-GA) about Lira’s detainment. Lieu said that he wasn’t aware of the case but said US citizens should “have the ability to express their thoughts and views” and that he would look into the arrest. Responding to the news, Greene told Cosgrove: “America is providing weapons, equipment for the defense of their country, but the Ukrainian government is not going to defend any American’s freedom of speech, and that’s a real problem.” Lira’s arrest received virtually no attention in Western media. One of the few outlets to cover it was the Daily Beast, which smeared the American instead of questioning the charges. According to the Beast, Lira is facing five to eight years in prison.

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“ plans to knock on the door of every possible DeSantis voter at least four times in New Hampshire, Nevada and South Carolina — and five times in the kickoff Iowa caucuses..”

DeSantis Superpac Plans To Spend $200 Million In 4 States (CTH)

2,600 people at $15/hr is $39,000 per hour. Anticipating 1,000 hrs per campaign worker, that’s $39 million. At $25/hr that’s $65 million. At $40/hr that’s $104 million. This is the scale of spending that Ken Cuccinelli and Jeff Roe have for the Never Back Down SuperPAC to support Governor Ron DeSantis in Iowa, New Hampshire, South Carolina and Nevada on behalf of the Sea Island billionaires who want to manipulate the 2024 election. That’s just payroll for new hires. Overall, the New York Times is reporting a campaign support spending plan of more than $200 million. Essentially, these are payments from the billionaire Wall Street donors and multinationals, funneled through the SuperPAC, to influence the ’24 election. The context of the New York Times report sounds accurate.

NYT – “A key political group supporting Ron DeSantis’s presidential run is preparing a $100 million voter-outreach push so big it plans to knock on the door of every possible DeSantis voter at least four times in New Hampshire, Nevada and South Carolina — and five times in the kickoff Iowa caucuses. The effort is part of an on-the-ground organizing operation that intends to hire more than 2,600 field organizers by Labor Day, an extraordinary number of people for even the best-funded campaigns. Top officials with the pro-DeSantis group, a super PAC called Never Back Down, provided their most detailed account yet of their battle plan to aid Mr. DeSantis, whom they believe they can sell as the only candidate to take on — and win — the cultural fights that are definitional for the Republican Party in 2024.

The group said it expected to have an overall budget of at least $200 million, including more than $80 million to be transferred from an old DeSantis state political account, for the daunting task of vaulting the Florida governor past former President Donald J. Trump, who has established himself as the dominant early front-runner. […] “No one has ever contemplated the scale of this organization or operation, let alone done it,” said Chris Jankowski, the group’s chief executive. “This has just never even been dreamed up.” […] At the helm of the DeSantis super PAC is Jeff Roe, a veteran Republican strategist who was Mr. Cruz’s campaign manager in 2016. In an interview, Mr. Roe described an ambitious political apparatus whose 2,600 field organizers by the fall would be roughly double the peak of Senator Bernie Sanders’s entire 2020 primary campaign staff.

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“I think it was basically just a middle finger to the American public that this is what they think of you.”

DeSantis Says He Would Sign Legislation to Defund ‘Corrupt’ IRS (ET)

Florida Gov. Ron DeSantis called IRS a “corrupt organization” and said he would welcome a bill abolishing the agency if elected president in 2024. DeSantis made the comments during an interview with conservative radio host Dana Loesch on May 25, a day after the governor announced his White House bid on Twitter. “If Congress defunded the IRS and sent such a bill like that to your desk, number one, would you sign it?” Loesch asked. “And then what would you replace the system with? Are you for like a fair tax? A flat tax? Where do you stand on that?” “So, the answer’s yes,” DeSantis said in response. “I think the IRS is a corrupt organization and I think it’s not a friend to the average citizen or taxpayer. And so we need something totally different.”

“I’ve supported all of the single rate proposals, I think they would be a huge improvement over the current system,” the governor added. “And I would be welcoming to take this tax system, chunk it out the window, and do something that’s more favorable to the average folks.” The governor has long spoken favorably of a flat tax system. In a Q&A published by Palm Coast Observer in 2012, months before DeSantis won his first term as a House lawmaker from Florida, DeSantis said he believed the federal tax code should be overhauled. “I think the federal tax code is an affront to a free society in the sense that it’s 70,000 pages,” DeSantis stated. “I am in favor of a complete overhaul; my principle is that consumed income should be taxed one time at a low, single, flat rate.He added, “Now whether that’s at the point of after savings and investment income on a flat tax, or on the point of consumption which people talked about a fair tax, I think you need to repeal the 16th Amendment for that because I don’t think you want a sales and an income tax.”

Last year, DeSantis criticized the Biden administration’s nearly $80 billion in funding for the IRS, which Republicans argue would pave the way for the hiring of 87,000 tax agents, as giving a “middle finger to the American public.” The funding to the IRS was part of the Inflation Reduction Act that President Joe Biden signed into law in August 2022. “I think of all the things that have come out of Washington that have been outrageous, this has got to be pretty close to the top,” DeSantis said at the time. “I think it was basically just a middle finger to the American public that this is what they think of you.” He continued, “All these problems we have to deal with, and they think the way is to do 87,000 IRS agents. There’s going to be more people in the IRS than in a lot of these other agencies combined now.”

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“Kremlin spokesman Dmitry Peskov said, “It is difficult to imagine a greater shame for a country than having such senators.”

Russia put Graham on a wanted list this morning.

Russia Condemns Sen. Lindsey Graham’s Comments on Dead Russians (Antiwar)

Russian officials have condemned Sen. Lindsey Graham (R-SC) for calling the US funding of Ukraine the “best money we’ve ever spent” after noting Russians are dying in the conflict. Graham made the comments during a meeting with Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelensky in Kyiv on Friday. A video released by the head of Ukraine’s presidential office showed Graham say the “Russians are dying” and then cut to a different angle where the senator said it’s the “best money we’ve ever spent.” It’s not clear from the video if Graham said anything between the two quotes, but the senator has made extremely provocative statements throughout the war. He has called for the assassination of Russian President Vladimir Putin and has said the US should start shooting down Russian planes, an action that could spark World War III.

Responding to Graham’s comments, Kremlin spokesman Dmitry Peskov said, “It is difficult to imagine a greater shame for a country than having such senators.” Dmitry Medvedev, the deputy head of Russia’s Security Council and former president, called Graham an “old fool.” Graham was asked by Reuters to reply to Medvedev’s comments. “Mr. Medvedev, if you want Russians to stop dying in Ukraine, withdraw. Stop the invasion. Stop the war crimes. The truth is that you and Putin could care less about Russian soldiers,” he said. Graham also appeared on Fox News on Sunday and called for the US to send Ukraine whatever it wants, including longer-range weapons and widely-banned cluster munitions.

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What a joke.

Europe’s Largest Air Force Drills Start In Finland, Norway, Sweden (Az.)

Finland, Norway, and Partner Sweden will host the multinational Arctic Challenge Exercise 2023 from May 29 to June 9, 2023, Report informs referring to the NATO website. This year’s Arctic Challenge Exercise (ACE 23) is the sixth of its kind which Finland, Norway, and Sweden have hosted together. The Finnish Air Force is responsible for planning and directing the training event that is conducted every second year since 2013. About 3,000 military and 150 aircraft from the armed forces of 14 countries will take part in the exercises. The Arctic Challenge Exercises is part of the NORDEFCO cooperation between Finland, Norway, Sweden, and Denmark. Their Air Forces regularly carry out combined air combat-related Cross Border Training operated from their home bases.

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Useful for NATO: a powder keg.

Kosovo PM Dreams Of Becoming New Zelensky – Serbian President (RT)

Tensions in Serbia’s breakaway province of Kosovo may spiral out of control because of the actions of its prime minister, Albin Kurti, warned Serbian President Aleksandar Vucic in an interview released on Sunday amid violent clashes between local police and Serb protesters. Speaking to the Serbian TV channel Pink, Vucic said that “the most difficult situation in Kosovo and Metohija is yet to follow. Something we have not seen until now, all thanks to the provocative actions and terribly irresponsible behavior of Albin Kurti.” The Serbian leader went on to say that he was “afraid of general insecurity, instability” and of “big conflicts” in the breakaway province. “I know that this other one [Kurti], who caused everything, doesn’t want to retire for a living, because he longs and dreams of being a [Ukrainian President Vladimir] Zelensky,” he added.

Vucic noted that he had been contacted by several European envoys who voiced concern over the ongoing situation in Kosovo, which has been marked by violent clashes between local police and ethnic Serbs, who make up the majority in the northern part of the region. Law enforcement officers fired tear gas in one of the municipalities to disperse protesters who had tried to prevent a newly elected ethnic Albanian mayor from entering his office, resulting in several people being injured. The unrest came after local Serbs mostly boycotted elections in four northern municipalities, which saw a total turnout of just 3.47%, arguing that they would not work with new mayors from ethnic Albanian parties who do not represent their interests.

Amid the clashes, Serbia placed its army on high alert, moving some units closer to the region’s border. Defense Minister Milos Vucevic said that “it is clear that terror against the Serb community in Kosovo is happening.”Meanwhile, a number of Western countries, including the US, France, Italy, Germany, and Britain, issued an unexpectedly harsh public rebuke of Kosovo, condemning the use of force and calling on the local authorities “to immediately step back and de-escalate.” Kosovo unilaterally declared independence in 2008 with the support of the US and many of its allies. The breakaway region is not recognized by several countries, including Russia, China, and Serbia itself.

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Trying to drive a wedge in between new found friends?

Saudi Arabia Calls Russia Out Over Oil Output – WSJ (RT)

Saudi Arabia has accused Russia of not entirely fulfilling its pledge to curb oil production in response to Western sanctions, the Wall Street Journal reported on Saturday, citing people familiar with the matter. Riyadh has reportedly complained to senior Russian officials about the matter and asked Moscow to honor the output cuts of 500,000 barrels per day (bpd) that the two biggest oil producers in the OPEC+ group agreed in April to make.The curbs, which took effect in May and are set to last until the end of 2023, were aimed at supporting global oil prices. The total volume of oil taken off the market was expected to be 1.66 million barrels per day. The decision came as an additional step following the OPEC+ agreement to collectively reduce oil output by 2 million bpd that came into effect in November 2022.

In February, Russian Deputy Prime Minister Aleksandr Novak said that Russia would voluntarily reduce oil production in March by 500,000 barrels per day as the nation halted sales to buyers that complied with a Western-imposed price cap. The measure was then extended until June, and later until the end of the current year. Since then, the official has reportedly said that Moscow is abiding by its voluntary pledge to cut oil output by 500,000 barrels a day from March until the end of 2023. “Taking into account the unfounded speculation in the press regarding oil production levels, Russia reaffirms its full commitment to and implementation of voluntary oil production cut levels,” Novak said in a statement earlier this month.

Meanwhile, the International Energy Agency had previously reported that Russian oil exports reached a 14-month high in April, with the lion’s share going to Asian markets amid Western sanctions. The report also suggested that Russia hadn’t fully implemented the planned production cuts. The agency estimates that the country’s oil trade revenues amounted to $15 billion in April, an increase of $1.7 billion on the month.

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Civil servants with small minds.

EU Commissioner Reprimands Elon Musk Over Disinfo (RT)

European Commissioner Thierry Breton threatened Twitter CEO Elon Musk with “enforcement” in a tweet on Friday after Musk announced he was pulling Twitter out of the EU’s voluntary Code of Practice on Disinformation, warning he was not getting away so easily. Confirming Twitter had left the anti-disinformation body, Breton tweeted, “You can run but you can’t hide,” promising “our teams will be ready for enforcement.” “Beyond voluntary commitments, fighting disinformation will be legal obligation under [the Digital Service Act] as of August 25,” the official reminded Musk, referring to incoming legislation that will require Twitter and seven other social media platforms to “fight disinformation” in the EU or face massive fines as high as 6% of the company’s annual revenue.

Twitter joined the CPD in 2018 under former CEO Jack Dorsey. The DSA incorporates the (voluntary) Code of Practice into a mandatory code of conduct for very large online platforms, arguing they must take responsibility for keeping the internet safe for democracy or face ruinous financial consequences. Twitter has three months to comply with its obligations. While Musk and Breton reportedly saw eye-to-eye regarding Twitter’s implementation of the DSA ahead of the billionaire’s purchase of the platform last year, Breton warned the Tesla tycoon that Twitter faced “huge work ahead” to comply with EU regulations after the deal was completed in November, demanding he significantly beef up content moderation and “tackle disinformation with resolve.”

As of February, Twitter was still falling short of Breton’s expectations, reportedly receiving a warning from EU officials following a poor performance evaluation on the CPD accompanied by complaints that the platform “didn’t take it seriously enough.” Musk has struggled to convince Twitter users of the sincerity of his free speech absolutism since hiring NBCUniversal ad maven and World Economic Forum member Linda Yaccarino as the platform’s new CEO earlier this month. This comes despite his taking a gratuitous swipe at liberal bogeyman and fellow billionaire George Soros and hosting Republican presidential candidate and anti-woke crusader Ron DeSantis’ announcement of entry into the 2024 race. Twitter has complied with 80% of all government takedown requests in the first six months since Musk took over as CEO, a significant increase from the 50% rate that characterized the pre-Musk era.

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“He couldn’t be counted on not to carry out a threat to do something crazy, mutually destructive..”

Kissinger vs. ‘The Most Dangerous Man in America’ (Gosztola)

In 1970, before whistleblower Daniel Ellsberg shared copies of the Pentagon Papers with several newspapers in the United States, Ellsberg was invited by his friend Lloyd Shearer, who was the editor of Parade magazine, to attend a lunch with President Richard Nixon’s national security adviser Henry Kissinger. Ellsberg recounted the lunch in his book, Secrets: A Memoir of Vietnam and the Pentagon Papers. Kissinger knew Ellsberg from his work at the RAND Corporation, and what Ellsberg recounted is vital to understanding the festering and unrepentant diplomat as the world marks his 100th birthday. The contrast between the two could not be more stark. Ellsberg has spent the past 50-plus years constantly atoning for the part he played in the Vietnam War while Kissinger has shirked accountability for the vast amount of bloodshed that he enabled.

Kissinger’s reaction to Ellsberg and the Pentagon Papers exposed more about who he was deep down than his philosophy or any advice he ever offered on U.S. foreign policy. On a small patio, Kissinger was seated with General Alexander Haig, his aide. Kissinger said hello to Ellsberg and Shearer, and he told Shearer, “You know, I have learned more from Dan Ellsberg than from any other person—” Ellsberg believed Kissinger would say “Vietnam,” but Kissinger said “—about bargaining.” That did not make a whole lot of sense to Ellsberg until he remembered the talks that he gave to Kissinger’s seminar at Harvard in 1959. They were part of a lecture series called “The Art of Coercion.” Since that was eleven years ago, Ellsberg responded, “You have a very good memory.”

With a “guttural drawl,” Kissinger added, “They were very good lectures.” “Nice. Except that when I thought about it later, it made the hair on the back of my neck stand up,” Ellsberg shared. “The lectures I had given to his class had had to do with Hitler’s blackmail of Austria and Czechoslovakia in the late thirties that had allowed him to take over those countries just by threatening their destruction.” “One of the talks was titled, “The Theory and Practice of Blackmail,” and the other was “The Political Use of Madness.” Hitler had deliberately cultivated among his adversaries the impression of his own irrational unpredictability.”

Ellsberg continued, “He couldn’t be counted on not to carry out a threat to do something crazy, mutually destructive. It worked for him, up to a point, because he was crazy, madly aggressive, and reckless. But after a certain point it brought the world down around him.” “It wasn’t a tactic I was recommending for the United States, or anyone else, for that matter. Far from it. For someone to imitate Hitler in this respect was to cultivate madness and court disaster,” Ellsberg contended.

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In 1958, in Palisades, New Jersey, a performer named Jimmy Armstrong, known as The Dwarf Clown, entertained the audience at Clyde Beatty Circus. This moment was captured by photographer Bruce Davidson as part of his renowned ‘Circus’ series. “He was standing alone outside the tent, smoking a cigarette,” Davidson said upon seeing Armstrong for the first time. Dressed in a tuxedo and a top hat, he held a small bouquet of paper flowers and stood there pensively, immersed in the privacy of his inner thoughts.”

“He seemed to know that it was the inner moment I was drawn to and not his clown face or physical appearance. We became friends, although we seldom spoke to one another.” “I found something in Jimmy that was more than loneliness, it was a story about surviving” – Bruce Davidson.





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    I guess the vaxxed still watch CBC. I could be nasty and point out how brainwashed they are. Or say they are too trusting of government/media.

    However I think the issue is simply that they are too involved in their own lives and don’t want to be bothered with medical/political issues. The easiest way to make them go away is to do what you are told to do then forget about it.

    Seeing this shortsightedness among people with children and grandkids really does amaze me. Actually it is incredibly irresponsible. We don’t have to worry about the future nor serious issues because Big Brother government will do it all for us

    How’s the trannie movement and governments considering children in the public school system to now be their property going? Ancient Sparta anyone?

    Dr. D

    “Target Stores Hit With Bomb Threat After ‘Turning Its Back’ On LGBTQ+ Community:
    “We will continue to bomb your Targets until you stop cowering and bring back your LBGT merchandise.”

    I don’t think I can come up with a better description of who is who. Target said a bunch of things about WHY they pulled the gear. Journalists said, “Really? Do you have any examples?” Of threats, violence, even people being mean? — Crickets – Okay, so you have NO examples of any bad behavior, anywhere, even once, nationwide. But you still felt “unsafe” for some reason, for reasons you can’t express? As like factual things that happened and not a fit of the vapors? The Feelz?

    Yet not even a few days go by and already and ACTUAL bomb threat that ACTUALLY was written down and therefore ACTUALLY happened.

    And also amazing I have to be so verbose and specific to place a very simple, 1-fact point.

    Speaking of national threats: “’Kevin Caved’: McCarthy Savaged Over Debt Ceiling Deal

    McCarthy gave 99% of the Biden plan, getting nothing in return…the one thing he did get is easily reversed and certainly would be. So…prettymuch he’s everything we expected, and the GOP as a Party, excluding, what? 10 Congressmen now? Out of 500? Whooo. Be still my heart.

    “Gingrich: Where Are Woodward And Bernstein When We Need Them

    Where’s Gingrich when we need him? He had a “Pact with America”, has yet to keep a word of it, yet hasn’t retired. So…whatcha been doin’ Newt? I bet if you had a spoon and a teacup you could have dug pretty far by now…if you’d tried. New meaning to the word “despicable.”

    Bud Light Offers $2.99 18-Pack After Sales Tumble Accelerates: “17 cents per beer is cheaper than water…”

    “Yes, but then I’d have to DRINK the Bud Light. No thanks.”
    Note this far-left show is ANTI Bud Light only a year previous.

    “Texas High School Delays Graduation After 85% Of Class Failed Requirements”

    Sorry, Doc, I guess I’ll have to add Texas to the list of entirely failed schools. Move over Baltimore, Philly, NY…

    US Builds New Base In Northern Syria, Signaling Indefinite Occupation”

    McCain promised a 100 year war, he’s been dead for 5 years. So who’s running things? Not Congress, I guess, and also not the President. Anyone check the FBI? They seem to have complete power over all government, maybe they know what we’re doing there.

    Occurs to me that building a U.S. Army base costs “money”. This “Money” thing is appropriated by Congress, in the House. Any word on that? Or is it being donated by Amazon or SpaceX as a complete merger of corporation and State?

    “Lululemon Fires Two Store Employees For Calling Police On Masked Robbers”

    They will kill you for defending yourself. If they read the room correctly and these are masked robbers, WHY on earth would you not consider your life in danger and your safety at risk? Lululemon cares more about the ‘look’ than if their cashier is shot, and I suspect that will have to do with the race of the people involved. Removing all doubt Lululemon is racist. And violent about it.

    “The Ukraine conflict could be settled if Kiev were to re-commit to its neutral status, recognize “new territorial realities,” and declare Russian as a state language,”

    They must have evidence that this will not be accepted, as this is merely Minsk III which is pointless.

    “Lavrov: West’s Plans To Send F-16s To Kiev Unacceptable Escalation (TASS) “

    They’re not all the same. Russia distinguishes F16s that can send nukes and those that can’t. You can see why nukes in the air might be dealt with differently. But that leaves the question of WHAT to do.

    “F-16s For Ukraine Won’t Be A Game Changer – Bloomberg (RT) “

    So the point is to CAUSE this escalation, and hopefully, the Russian response. That is to say, Biden’s plan is to nuke us. “Biden Nukes America.” The people don’t mind, there is no reality here.

    “State Department Won’t Say If It’s Working to Free Gonzalo Lira (Antiwar)

    It’s been a month, I was going to ask about this again. Don’t know why some get memory-holed, Alex and so on say nothing about it in Vlogs. I’d mention it every time just to keep pressure and interest. I guess they feel his life has no value.

    “the Ukrainian government is not going to defend any American’s freedom of speech, and that’s a real problem.”

    It’s complicated, as cross-border things are. If Ukraine didn’t like Lira, they could DEPORT HIM. They did the opposite, DEMANDING he stay in the country. Part of the plan, or carelessness of Lira may have been if he became a pain in the -ss enough they would deport him as a citizen and he could go. That backfired as one would expect. So Ukraine more or less MADE him into a spokesman, CREATED him, and MADE him famous, because if he was on the beach in Malibu and not the war zone, he’d just be some guy. But Nazis are dumb like that.

    They COULD, of course, deport him NOW, and not have to…um, feed an American citizen in prison while food and prison guards are in short supply? Nope. Nazis are idiots like that. Why? Because both Ukraine and America WANT it that way. If America could arrest ALL the Vloggers, the Duran, MacGregor, both Alexes, and Berletic, and execute them live on Twitter, they would. They have. But happily, Congress just calls Ze and asks him, green lights him, to shiv a guy for them.

    And does Congress ask for him back? Absolutely not. If they made the world’s mildest diplomatic spat, with $150B and touchy, illegal F16s in play, they would cough him up in hours. “Well son of a bitch” they did it, before the plane was in the air.=. So we can be sure both Congress and Biden WANT Lira dead.

    And no comment from the comment gallery. Really pal? Because “You’re Next.”

    ““I think it was basically just a middle finger to the American public that this is what they think of you.”

    McCarthy then sat on the dirty finger, funding the entire armed, IRS expansion. (as expected)

    McCain “He dead already”. Yes, after mouth-kissing ISIS and doing a reach-around for the Nazis of Ukraine. But that the kind of guy he was.

    “European Commissioner Thierry Breton threatened Twitter CEO Elon Musk with “enforcement”

    This is how it’s done. “Everything is illegal”. We enforce only on our enemies and help our friends. Then Corporations become a wing of government. And vice-versa, it’s a merger. This is why Regulate” is so dangerous, besides it never worked. Look at Madoff, MBS, S&L, and all.

    “We’ll change human nature with one stroke of the pen…” You go with that.

    Mister Roboto

    WRT to the <i></i> article on Gonzola Lira: My own personal suspicion is that the Ukrainian state security service arrested Lira at the behest of the “Joe Biden” Administration, so of course they’re not lifting a finger to bring about his release. And The Daily Beast along with The Huffington Post are among the family of US publications, pretty much all of them based in Boston, New York City, or Washington, DC, that I call “Manginas For Missiles”.




    The poll up top on how Canadada® should respond to Ukronaziland based on vax status

    Sure looks like the Clotshot rotted the Sheeple’s brains

    Quite dramatic how the vax destroyed common sense and the basic ability to Reason.

    Gee, think that’s a feature not a bug?




    That dwarf photo framed something kind of un-frameable. Incredible






    Remember, one of the people on the “kill list”, was Gonzalo Lira – who was picked up in Kharkiv for questioning by the SBU in April 2022 and released perfectly unharmed a few days later.

    Here is what was reported of him after his initial catch and release.

    “Lira is a Chilean-American citizen currently in Kharkov in north-eastern Ukraine where he has lived with his Ukrainian wife and children for some years. Lira rose to prominence as an online citizen journalist with the outbreak of hostilities in late February after Russian forces entered Ukraine for reporting what was actually happening around him in Kiev (where he happened to be at the start of hostilities) and then later in Kharkov on his YouTube channel. Western audiences aware of the disinformation being pushed on them by Western MSM outlets began following Lira and soon alternative news media websites began featuring his reports and interviewing him. His profile rose even more when he failed to turn up to a Zoom interview with British journalist George Galloway on 17 April 2022 and for several days he did not post anything to YouTube or Twitter, causing alarm among his audience who feared he had been arrested, tortured and even murdered by the feared Ukrainian SBU or neo-Nazi gangs. The Chilean Ministry of Foreign Affairs confirmed his disappearance after searching for him. On 22 April 2022, Gonzalo Lira announced through an interview conducted by Alex Christoforou of The Duran that he was alive and well, and had been detained by the SBU since 15 April 2022.”

    Fast forward to this year and he has been arrested again, essentially for the same reasons. Did that bachelor pad shithole have any evidence of the female touch? Children? He has a self funded a safehouse for his family? There was an “obvious table” with Putin books with Putin’s face for the camera to capture. Kinda looks like he needed cover to exit a role scripted for him, CIA perhaps.

    Uncanny that this happens at the same time Ritter on Russian state media, as part of his book tour in Russia telling the Russians that Americans think Russia is winning. More CIA hijinks?


    My disjointed, confused, irrational comments

    THEY didn’t look because ….
    Dr. D

    From last night

    THEY didn’t look because THEY got the election results that THEY wanted.
    (Except for Hillary, Liz and etc.)
    Very remarkable
    Response to war in Ukraine – vaccinated vs unvaccinated
    (THEY didn’t look because – Response to getting vaccinated – vaccinated vs unvaccinated)
    THEY didn’t look because ….

    Hunter Biden is called out by Russian news media for filming himself in dozens of sex tapes with under age girls while measuring and using crack cocaine.

    THEY didn’t look because ….
    Tell/political interference with China/Ukraine/opposition to USA
    THEY didn’t look because …..
    support for the neo-Nazi regime
    THEY didn’t look because …..
    • Russia Condemns Sen. Lindsey Graham’s Comments on Dead Russians (Antiwar)
    the US funding of Ukraine the “best money we’ve ever spent”


    Memorial Day reflections

    Russian forces destroy Ukrainian military airfields by precision weapons — top brass

    At night, Russian forces delivered a multiple strike by air-launched long-range precision weapons against enemy facilities at airfields

    MOSCOW, May 29. /TASS/. Russian forces delivered a strike by high-precision weapons against Ukrainian military airfields, destroying enemy command posts, aircraft, armament and ammunition depots in the past day during the special military operation in Ukraine, Defense Ministry Spokesman Lieutenant-General Igor Konashenkov reported on Monday.

    “At night, Russian forces delivered a multiple strike by air-launched long-range precision weapons against enemy facilities at airfields. The goal of the strike was achieved. All the designated sites were destroyed. The strike wiped out Ukrainian command and radar posts, aircraft, armament and ammunition depots,” the spokesman said.

    Russian forces neutralize two Ukrainian subversive groups in Kupyansk area
    Russian forces neutralized two Ukrainian subversive groups in the Kupyansk area over the past day, Konashenkov reported.

    “In areas near the settlements of Sinkovka in the Kharkov Region and Rozovka in the Lugansk People’s Republic, the activity of two Ukrainian subversive/reconnaissance groups was thwarted,” the spokesman said.

    The enemy’s losses in the Kupyansk direction in the past 24 hours amounted to “65 Ukrainian personnel, three motor vehicles, D-20 and D-30 howitzers,” the general reported.

    Russian forces eliminate 55 Ukrainian troops in Krasny Liman area
    Russian combat aircraft and artillery struck Ukrainian army units in the Krasny Liman area, destroying roughly 55 enemy troops and a motorized artillery system in the past day, Konashenkov reported.

    “In the Krasny Liman direction, operational/tactical and army aviation and artillery of the battlegroup Center inflicted damage on the enemy units in areas near the settlements of Makeyevka and Chervonaya Dibrova in the Lugansk People’s Republic and Grigorovka in the Donetsk People’s Republic,” the spokesman said.

    “As many as 55 Ukrainian personnel, two pickup trucks, a D-20 howitzer and a Gvozdika motorized artillery system” were destroyed in that area in the past 24 hours, the general reported.

    Russian forces destroy 145 Ukrainian troops in Donetsk area
    Russian forces destroyed roughly 145 Ukrainian troops in the Donetsk area over the past day, Konashenkov reported.

    “In the Donetsk direction, as many as 145 Ukrainian personnel, two armored combat vehicles, two pickup trucks and a D-30 howitzer were destroyed in the past 24 hours as a result of active operations by units of the southern battlegroup, air and artillery strikes,” the spokesman said.

    In the area of the settlement of Orlovka in the Donetsk People’s Republic, a US-made AN/TPQ-50 counter-battery radar was destroyed, the general said.

    “In the area of the settlement of Maksimilyanovka in the Donetsk People’s Republic, two ammunition depots of the Ukrainian army’s 79th air assault brigade were destroyed,” Konashenkov reported.

    Russian forces eliminate 140 Ukrainian troops in southern Donetsk, Zaporozhye areas
    Russian forces eliminated roughly 140 Ukrainian troops and an ammunition depot in the southern Donetsk and Zaporozhye areas over the past day, Konashenkov reported.

    In the southern Donetsk and Zaporozhye directions, aircraft and artillery of Russia’s battlegroup East struck the Ukrainian army units in areas near the settlements of Ugledar in the Donetsk People’s Republic, Malinovka, Belogorye and Kamenskoye in the Zaporozhye Region, the spokesman specified.

    “As many as 140 Ukrainian personnel, 10 motor vehicles and two D-30 howitzers were destroyed in those directions in the past 24 hours. In addition, a Ukrainian ammunition depot was obliterated near the settlement of Otradnoye in the Donetsk People’s Republic,” the general reported.

    Russian forces destroy 20 Ukrainian troops, three artillery guns in Kherson area
    Russian forces destroyed about 20 Ukrainian troops and three artillery guns in the Kherson area over the past day, Konashenkov reported.

    “In the Kherson direction, as many as 20 Ukrainian personnel, three pickup trucks, a D-30 howitzer and two Gvozdika motorized artillery systems were destroyed in the past 24 hours as a result of damage inflicted by firepower,” the spokesman said.

    Russian forces wipe out Ukrainian arms depot in Kherson area
    Russian forces destroyed a Ukrainian armament depot in the Kherson area over the past day, Konashenkov reported.

    “In the area of the settlement of Berislav in the Kherson Region, a hangar storing armaments and military equipment of the Ukrainian army’s 126th territorial defense brigade was destroyed. In addition, a command/observation post and an artillery armament depot of the Ukrainian army’s 110th mechanized brigade were destroyed in the area of the settlement of Avdeyevka in the Donetsk People’s Republic,” the spokesman said.

    During the last 24-hour period, operational/tactical and army aviation and artillery of the Russian group of forces struck 87 Ukrainian artillery units at firing positions, manpower and military equipment in 124 areas,” the general reported.

    Russian air defenses intercept three Storm Shadow missiles
    Russian air defense forces intercepted three Storm Shadow cruise missiles and 13 HIMARS rockets and shot down 14 Ukrainian unmanned aerial vehicles over the past day, Konashenkov reported.

    “During the last 24-hour period, air defense capabilities intercepted three Storm Shadow cruise missiles and 13 rockets of the HIMARS multiple launch rocket system,” the spokesman said.

    In addition, Russian air defense systems destroyed 14 Ukrainian unmanned aerial vehicles in areas near the settlements of Verkhnekamenka, Novodruzhesk and Pshenichnoye in the Lugansk People’s Republic, Yasnoye in the Donetsk People’s Republic, Vasilyevka, Lyubimovka and Konstantinovka in the Zaporozhye Region, the general reported.

    In all, the Russian Armed Forces have destroyed 429 Ukrainian warplanes, 235 combat helicopters, 4,371 unmanned aerial vehicles, 424 surface-to-air missile systems, 9,324 tanks and other armored combat vehicles, 1,100 multiple rocket launchers, 4,934 field artillery guns and mortars and 10,527 special military motor vehicles since the beginning of the special military operation in Ukraine, Konashenkov reported.



    More Memorial Day reflections

    Massive Missile & Drone Strikes | Iranian-Afghan Border Conflict. Military Summary For 2023.05.29


    My own point from yesterday – about, if there are many many instances of fraud and each one in and of itself is not enough to swing a national election, then nevermind…

    I’m talking about the weird one nihilist trick of reducing a thing to its bits, and then saying it is only bits.

    It shows us something that someone thinks this is a totally viable argument to make.

    …and it shows something else that some people seem to actually accept and parrot it.


    Another American institute bows to the Great Green Sweatshirt and proves their administration is filled with idiots:

    “Before Johns Hopkins University graduates moved their tassels to the left on Thursday, they were sent off with a virtual livestream from a surprise commencement speaker: Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelenskyy. […]

    “Following the address, Zelenskyy was awarded with an honorary Doctor of Humane Letters degree from the university. [Teri’s note: A Doctor of Humane Letters is an honorary degree, generally awarded for significant contributions to society. Given that ‘humane’ can be defined as showing compassion, understanding, mercy, and tolerance, one can only marvel at Zelensky receiving such an honor.]

    “It’s Zelenskyy’s first commencement speech since May 2022, three months after Russia invaded his country. In a video address to Stanford graduates [at that time], he outlined how the West can support Ukraine and urged students to pursue their passions, as many draftees into the war won’t have the chance to attend college.”

    Stanford and Johns Hopkins invited this mush-head grifter to address their graduates. That’s just dismal.


    When the victim becomes inured to the inculcation of fear,
    The level of panic must rise for the overly deafened ear.
    Another red alert? The people blank their minds and scoff-
    But they will pay attention when The Bomb siren goes off.


    Oh, yeah, that’s going to work well. And when the IRS makes a mistake and no one can speak to a real person? The IRS cashed my business’s check for 2022 unemployment tax, but claims to not have received the paper return present in the same envelope. I have to get a copy of the deposited check from my credit union. The check was converted to an electronic transaction, so my credit union has to request the paper check from the federal government. I filed my corporate taxes electronically with HR Block software. The software received confirmation that the return was received. The IRS claims that they never got it. Instead, the IRS claims that they received the FUT return, the one on paper that came in the en elope with the check, electronically.

    The IRS needs to drop partisanship and focus on the business of correctly handling federal tax and the associated data, etc. “Defunding” it doesn’t help the situation and is likely to make it worse. The IRS needs proper management.


    Anybody else outraged by that Hunter Biden video?


    …and you can’t just “abolish” the IRS. Then its many mistakes would never become resolved. The people who actually committed gross tax fraud would get off Scott-free. If it were allowed to fade away, just tying up all of the loose ends would be a monumental task — what about all of the folks slowly paying off their accepted “offers in compromise”?


    Ron ‘Meatball’ DeSantis has a new fashion line out in addition to running for President


    @ Morongobill
    Yes. It is utterly revolting.

    However…I want more information. What we saw there were compromising photos plus a translated allegation. They are collected together in a way to suggest a specific narrative. There is no information regarding the source — other than it being “Russian.” It could be 100% real. It could be fake. In Russia, it works well as propaganda — stoking an emotional response from the people of Russia as they sacrifice to fight The West in Ukraine, Hunter standing as a proxy for his father, who represents the US, who represents the fight in Ukraine. For the Russian people, the Biden family influence-peddling scheme is likely to sound like “business-as-usual” political corruption. In the US, the Biden money-laundering alone can cause anger in the people. If it is real, there are many in the US who carry no love for the Biden family, and more information will come out.

    One of the first questions that I have about the images is what is the significance of the headband things that the girls are wearing? I think that may shed some more light on authenticating the images.

    Figmund Sreud

    Alastair Crooke today:

    The recent G7 summit should be understood as firstly, the shaping of a battlespace in the ‘War of Narratives’ whose principal ‘front’ today is the Team Biden insistence that only one ‘reality’ — the US-led ‘Rules’ ideology (and it alone) – can predominate. And, secondly to underline pointedly that the West is ‘not losing’ in this war against the other ‘reality’. This other reality is the multivalent ‘otherness’ that self-evidently is attracting more and more support around the world.

    Many in the West are simply unaware of how fast the geopolitical tectonic plates are shifting: The original plate bifurcation (the failed financial war declared on Russia), already has led to a building wave. Anger is growing. People now no longer feel alone in rejecting western hegemony – they “no longer care”. […]

    … continues at:

    Believing Impossible Things


    John Day

    Russia Issues Arrest Warrant For Lindsey Graham Over ‘Killing Russians’ Remarks

    : Catching your comments after busy weekend Sorry to leave you “speechless”.


    thin k …. increased offensives …. Its already happening ….

    “Ukraine is not ready for its big offensive, but it has no choice” – this is the headline of a long article in today’s issue of The Times.

    John Day
    John Day
    Battlefield Update – 2023-05-29 (1)

    MAY 29, 2023

    Veracious Poet


    Radio Silence Concerning FDR’s Repudiation of Debts

    Well, that was a nauseatingly circumlocutory mechanism of propaganda to substantiate & legitimize FDR’s socialist confiscation of private property, flipping 500+ years of contract law on it’s head, “for the greater good” 🙄

    Par for the course from a typical born, bred & indoctrinated EU Imperial drone…

    Of course a Frenchmen would never repudiate any mob tyranny manifested by Direct Democracy, which is no doubt why Toussaint glossed over the most damaging expects of FDR’s ruthless reign of terror…

    Mange Les Riches!

    Confiscating We The People’s *wealth* was, although insanely despotic & capricious, FAR eclipsed by the *permanent* establishment of *EMERGENCY POWERS* for executive branches of .GOV, a nightmare still in effect (non-stop), to this day 🙄

    I don’t know if Toussant is even cognizant (highly doubtful as a EU cheerleader), but the *entire* legal foundation of America was upended & re-codified under *EMERGENCY POWERS*, first at .FED level, then filtering down across the country ( > > within 2 decades), the sole empowering factor metamorphosing America from a Democratic Republic > Fascist Banking/MIC Empire.

    Natural Law (sovereign rights + private property) was abandoned & replaced with Equity (Corporate) + Admiralty (State) jurisprudence as America’s defacto vexillum…

    March 1933 was America’s Crossing The Rubicon moment, greeted with We The People’s thundering approval…

    Imperial sentiment is everywhere, across strip malls from Sea-To-Shining-Sea, where We The People get *exactly* what they *think* they want, good & hard!

    …and you can’t just “abolish” the IRS.

    This is the last time I will relay such *HARD TRUTHS*, as I grow weary of fruitless endeavors to spread *solutions* almost no one wants…

    Ave Caesar, morituri te salutant!


    For anyone who thought the movie “The Producers” was too over the top I give you C. J. Hopkins latest.
    The Anti-Anti-Semitism Follies

    The Anti-Anti-Semitism Follies

    Veracious Poet

    All Hail Big Brother!

    Vale et bona fortuna morons…


    Oh Pshaw!

    “Presidential candidate Ron DeSantis’s spokeswoman, Christina Pushaw, has doubled down on her historic support of Volodymyr Zelensky, suggesting that critics skeptical of her pro-war stance want her to ‘support Putin’.”


    V. Arnold

    A wonderful article on “gaslighting” today in Zero Hedge:
    It highlights a lot of what’s going on today in the world of dis/mis-information…
    A must read IMHO…

    John Day

    @Oroboros: Good find on the Beavis look-alike!

    @Figmund Sreud: Alastair Crooke piece is very good (Did he ever drop acid?)

    John Day

    Sustaining Impossible Beliefs

    Vanessa Beeley , NATO’s dirty war in Ukraine.
    Are Ukraine’s neo-Nazi divisions deploying NATO-supplied chemical weapons? A recent report published by the Russian Federal News Agency suggests that NATO is preparing wide scale use of chemical weapons against civilians in Donbass and in ongoing military campaigns..
    According to the article during the defence of Artemovsk (Bakhmut) Ukraine used drone-delivered ammunition containing toxic substances. The neo-Nazi ‘Birds of Madyar’ air reconnaissance team were identified as deploying these weapons. Since April 2023, Ukrainian-manufactured Teren 6 gas grenades have also been delivered by UAVs…
    ..Flechette darts kill and maim indiscriminately as do the “petal” mines that are often trodden on by unsuspecting children causing terrible mutilation…
    ..We must understand that Ukraine in this war has no limiters at all, no “ stops ”. Great Britain supplied depleted uranium shells. And what did it lead to? To the mass flight of citizens from those areas where warehouses with these ammunition were destroyed. And this is not we measuring the radiation background in Ukraine, it is the citizens themselves who measure it and see that the level has risen.

    Ukraine claims Russia planning ‘massive’ incident at nuclear site
    Ukraine’s defence intelligence directorate warns Russia will simulate an attack at the Zaporizhzhia nuclear power plant.
    (Huh?) Ukraine’s defence ministry has warned that Russia plans to simulate a major accident at the Zaporizhzhia nuclear power station, which is under the control of Russian forces, in a bid to thwart the expected counteroffensive by Ukraine to retake its territory captured by Moscow.

    The predominant average hourly wind direction in Zaporizhia varies throughout the year.
    The wind is most often from the east for 4.4 months, from January 28 to June 9 and for 3.4 months, from September 3 to December 16, with a peak percentage of 35% on March 22. The wind is most often from the north for 2.8 months, from June 9 to September 3, with a peak percentage of 39% on August 5. The wind is most often from the west for 1.4 months, from December 16 to January 28, with a peak percentage of 29% on January 1.

    Believing Impossible Things, Alastair Crooke
    The endless bitter antagonism to Putin and to Russia has allowed a self-imagined reality to detach, ultimately becoming a delusion.
    The recent G7 summit should be understood as firstly, the shaping of a battlespace in the ‘War of Narratives’ whose principal ‘front’ today is the Team Biden insistence that only one ‘reality’ — the US-led ‘Rules’ ideology (and it alone) – can predominate. And, secondly to underline pointedly that the West is ‘not losing’ in this war against the other ‘reality’. This other reality is the multivalent ‘otherness’ that self-evidently is attracting more and more support around the world.
    Many in the West are simply unaware of how fast the geopolitical tectonic plates are shifting: The original plate bifurcation (the failed financial war declared on Russia), already has led to a building wave. Anger is growing. People now no longer feel alone in rejecting western hegemony – they “no longer care”.
    In just the week that preceded the G7 summit, the Arab League literally ‘went multi-polar’; It quit its former pro-US automaticity. The embrace of President Assad and the Syrian government was both the logical consequence to the secondary tectonic-plate shift set in motion by China with its Saudi-Iranian diplomacy…
    ..For the West, it is ontologically impossible to tolerate their reality being disassembled: to see their society and the world split in two. The narrative reality is so embedded via the well-honed effectiveness of MSM messaging however, that politicians have become lazy. They do not have to argue their case, and have no incentive to hold back on untruths either.
    The dynamics are exorable: an over-hyped ‘monolithic reality’ evolves into a Manichaean fight to the death. Any backsliding by ‘principals’ could result in the collapse of the Media narrative ‘house of cards’. (This notion of a monolithic reality is not one shared by most other societies who see reality as multi-faceted).
    Denial becomes endemic. So, we witness a hawkish G7, diverting from the narrative setback (of Bakhmut falling) by the casual embrace of a ploy to supply F-16s to Ukraine; chastising China for not making President Putin ‘back off’ in Ukraine; and using the meeting to set a narrative framework for the coming confrontation with China on trade issues and Taiwan…
    ..China angrily responded to the G7 summit allegation that it had become a workshop for “smearing” and slandering China.
    This extensive narrative-shaping for China confrontation is seen to be necessary by the G7 as the rest of the world does not view China as a genuine ‘threat’ to the US: Rather, they understand that the true ‘threats’ to the US derive from its internal divisions, and not from external sources.
    The G7 salience lies not so much with the anti-China narratives launched, but, plainly said, because the entire episode expresses a western hubristic denial, which portends extreme danger in respect to Ukraine. It speaks to the reality that the West — in its present mental mode — will be unable to put forward any credible political initiative to end the Ukraine conflict…
    ..The G7 language abjures all serious diplomacy, and signals that the imperative remains to stick with the ‘not losing’ mantra: The fall of Bakhmut is no defeat for Kiev, but a Pyrrhic loss for Putin; Ukraine is winning, Putin is losing, was the G7 messaging…
    ..That President Xi could – or would – pressure Putin ‘to back-off’ in Ukraine, and accept a ceasefire on EU terms — which are the ‘Zelensky terms’ — is delusional. Yet some key EU leaders genuinely seem to think Putin can be arm-twisted by Xi or Modi into exiting Ukraine on terms wholly favourable to Kiev. These European leaders simply are dangerously hostage to the psychological processes fuelling their denialism.
    Russia is ‘winning’ on the financial war front, and on the global diplomatic front. It has the overwhelming advantage in force numbers; it has the advantage in weaponry; it has the advantage in the skies and in the Electro-magnetic sphere. Whereas Ukraine is in disarray, its forces decimated and the Kiev entity is crumbling fast.
    Don’t they ‘get it’? No…
    ..What next? Russia likely will wait to see whether Kiev is able to mount an offensive — or not. If Kiev does launch an offensive, it would make sense for Russia to let the Ukrainian forces throw themselves upon the Russian defensive lines, and expend their forces further, in a new ‘meat grinder’. Moscow will test whether Kiev’s patrons are then ready to acknowledge ‘facts on the ground’, rather than some imagined reality, by acquiescing to Moscow’s terms…
    ..Col Davis says “there is little likelihood the [the F-16] fighters will see combat over the skies of Ukraine this year”. So, Biden just casually extended the war well beyond September.
    If Europe wants an early end to the war, it must hope for the Kiev ‘project’ to implode soon. (And it might do just that, F-16s notwithstanding.)

    Believing Impossible Things

    John Day

    Taiwan Says It’s in Talks on Being Brought Under US Nuclear Umbrella , Taiwan’s foreign minister declined to share details about the talks

    Taiwan Says It’s in Talks on Being Brought Under US Nuclear Umbrella

    ​ ​US Building New Base in Northern Syria , The construction demonstrates that the US has no plans to leave Syria
    The US-led anti-ISIS coalition is building a new military base in Syria’s northern province of Raqqa, The New Arab reported, citing a source close to the Kurdish-led Syrian Democratic Forces (SDF).
    The US backs the SDF and keeps about 900 troops in eastern Syria, allowing the US to control about one-third of Syria’s territory. The report said there are currently about 24 US-led military sites spread throughout eastern Syria.
    While the US says it’s in Syria to fight ISIS, the presence is part of Washington’s economic war against Damascus, which includes crippling economic sanctions. ISIS also holds no significant territory, and the Syrian government and its allies would continue to fight the remnants of the terror group if the US withdrew.
    But the construction of a new base demonstrates the US plans to continue the occupation indefinitely.
    In March, the House voted down a resolution introduced by Rep. Matt Gaetz (R-FL) that would have ordered President Biden to withdraw from Syria.

    US Building New Base in Northern Syria

    Among 25,000 likely voters, Robert F.Kennedy polling 26.6% against “Joe Biden’s” 50%. (Why can’t I find this poll anywhere, Google?)

    John Day

    Those vaccinated against COVID-19 have a 26 percent higher mortality rate on average compared to those who declined the jab – and the death toll is even more staggering for vaccinated people under 50 years old, where mortality is 49 percent higher than for those unvaccinated..
    ..“Worst of all – the people who only took one dose of the vaccine have an approximately 145 percent worse mortality rate,” Stirling said and explained that this even higher death rate applies to those who took the first shot and then had adverse reactions, making them stop the planned vaccination schedule.

    600,000 Americans Per Year Are Dying From COVID Shots Says Top Insurance Analyst

    A Washington state appeals court has granted an emergency injunction to a retired doctor facing disciplinary action from the Washington Medical Commission (WMC) over articles he wrote against the official COVID-19 narrative in 2021.
    Dr. Richard J. Eggleston, a retired ophthalmologist in Clarkston, Washington, faces disciplinary action over articles published in the Lewiston Tribune he wrote challenged the prevailing information and guidance regarding the pandemic.
    During the pandemic, doctors could be accused of spreading misinformation if they provided advice contrary to the official information. This included, for example, advocating or prescribing treatments such as ivermectin or disagreeing with the effectiveness of face masks and vaccines…
    ..The WMC filed charges against Dr. Eggleston, accusing him of unprofessional conduct, including spreading false information and misinformation about the SARS-CoV-2 virus and its treatments. They assert that his actions violated state laws related to moral turpitude, misrepresentation, and interference with an investigation.
    In response to the charges, Dr. Eggleston has maintained his innocence and has argued that his articles are protected under the First Amendment’s guarantee of free speech. He sought to have the disciplinary proceedings dismissed on the grounds that the statutes applied by the WMC infringed upon his constitutional rights…
    ..[Judge] Landrus favored the retired doctor’s argument, saying public dialogue by professionals receives strong First Amendment protection, and the mere fact of prosecution can have a “chilling effect” on the exercise of these rights for Dr. Eggleston and other medical professionals.

    Steve Kirsch, COVID vaccines have likely caused over 25,000 new cases of multiple sclerosis (MS)
    ​ ​A paper abstract that appeared on the WHO website created quite a stir because it showed the biological mechanism for how COVID vaccines can induce multiple sclerosis…What the paper didn’t say is how common this is or whether it is causal. It certainly looks causal, but causality requires more than just biological plausibility…​ [The mechanism is explained in the next ​link. Spike protein has some antigenic areas that resemble myelin sheath constituents.]
    ​..​This also shows the CDC is corrupt that they are hiding this information. They could have easily done the same research I did and verified all five causality requirements were satisfied. Are you surprised they didn’t do this?
    ​ ​The observations (in VAERS and in the papers cited below) cannot be explained any other way.
    ​ ​If someone has a more plausible explanation for the 28X increase in reporting rates in VAERS, I’m all ears (for symptoms unrelated to the vaccine, reporting rates in the queries are comparable).
    ​ ​Multiple papers support the hypothesis that COVID vaccines cause MS

    ​ Nursing Educator, Dr.John Campbell explains the WHO paper mentioned above (which he could still find)​, so he won’t be censored for explaining how COVID mRNA “vaccines” can cause an autoimmune response against Myelin Basic Protein and Myelin Oligodendrocyte Glycoprotein, which are necessary for normal nerve conduction. Damage tothe myelin sheaths in the nervous system is the proximalcause of Multiple Sclerosis.

    ​ ​The US COVID mitigation measures resulted in 23X higher COVID deaths​ , Steve Kirsch​
    ​ ​The unvaccinated Amish were the control group. Their infection fatality rate from COVID was 23X lower than the surrounding community.
    Their secret? They ignored ALL the CDC’s recommendations.

    John Day

    ​ Steve Kirsch, Parent survey results: vaccines increase the risk of autism, autoimmune disorders, etc.
    Preliminary analysis of the results of my 10,000 child survey show that Andrew Wakefield was right: vaccines cause autism. There is simply no other way to explain these results.
    Nobody could find a Bradford Hill criteria that is NOT satisfied. Some people said that there are autistic kids who weren’t vaccinated, but I never claimed it was the only cause of autism, but it is, by far, the major cause of autism.
    Parents were right about vaccines causing autism…
    ​..​How do you know it is the vaccines and not office visits?​ ​
    In this 1998 paper in Pediatrics, you can see that in this study, only the measles vaccine caused autism cases, not the mumps or rubella vaccines.
    So it is vaccine-type dependent.
    How do you explain that? The paper has been out for 25 years and never been retracted. Uh oh!
    They can’t explain it. It’s been in public view for 25 years and NOBODY can explain it.

    ​ More Steve Kirsch, ​ Key paper showing “no link between vaccines and autism” is fatally flawed
    ​ ​Study of Measles, Mumps, and Rubella Vaccination and Autism in 2002 in NEJM that has been widely cited by others (over 1,000 other papers) as strong evidence that vaccines don’t cause autism.
    ​ ​Hviid and his colleagues chose a study design that was designed to look credible but obscure any signal. So when they found no signal they could claim victory, that there was “no association.”
    ​ But the real meaning of what they found is that “the study design we choose is unable to find a signal.” That can either mean:
    ​ ​The methodology was inappropriate to find a signal
    ​ ​The data was corrupted
    ​ ​There were confounding factors such as a change in reporting requirements that obscured a signal
    ​ ​There is no signal
    In Hviid’s case, the first three were true.

    ​ ​Covid and Marburg Weapons Systems​ , Sasha Latypova Tomahawk missile systems are not tomahawks.
    ​I received a number of questions about “Marburg virus”. I will try to summarize everything I was able to find on it, and also provide some current working theories.​ [Marburg Virus is like Ebola.Itmakesa personvery sick and beed everywhere.]​
    ​ ​Three years of non-stop propaganda of “covid” everything, but few people realize that in fact, we have had 2 “scary scary virus” epidemics since 2020: covid AND Marburg! Did you know that? …​ ​
    ​..Yet, as the Federal register shows, we have had a Marburg epidemic in the US since December 2020. The PREP act declarations and EUAs remain in place for both Covid and Marburg. To keep the money and weapons and psy-op cycles flowing.
    ​ ​I read a Department of Homeland Security memo on Marburg, basically stating we don’t really know anything about it, but it’s definitely a scary scary virus, and here are some numbers that we made up just to generate some official sounding text. Statistics on lethality are all over the place. Some sources claim 90%+, ​ ​WHO says 88%, but calculating from the 25 primary cases/7 deaths – 28%, some other sources claim 50%.
    ​​Whatever that Marburg thing is – it needs to be injected to “work”. Highly lethal = it doesn’t really spread.

    ​A Midwestern Doctor, ​Emotional Health in the Age of Disconnection , Perspectives on emotional integration and holistic psychiatry.


    In the realm of pedophilia-
    Where humans act like slime-
    It’s tough to nail the monsters
    ‘Cause the evidence is a crime.

    And no one wants to think about it- it is too disturbing. And parents want to protect family status instead of deal with it. (Not our priest! Not Uncle Chuck! Not our neighbor!…)
    And no one wants to talk about stuff from long ago. And no one wants to recognize that they wouldn’t get turned on by (….) if they hadn’t been (….) by that priest when they were eight.
    It is one of the ugliest things in this ugly turn of events world right now.
    And all the evidence is itself a crime.

    Depravity, depravity,
    reliable as gravity.


    More info
    SITREP 5/29/23: Kiev Rocked as New Satellite Photos Prove Patriot Destruction

    Dr. D

    I’m talking about the weird one nihilist trick of reducing a thing to its bits, and then saying it is only bits.”

    You’ve got the religion of modern scientific materialism in a nutshell. I think it’s in Hamlet “To what base uses we may return, Horatio! Why may not imagination trace the noble dust of Alexander the Great, till he find [his atoms] stopping a bung-hole?

    Horatio: Twere to consider too curiously, to consider so.

    Reduce Alexander from the Big Bang, down a billion years, THEN a few short centuries into dust. Why then! His death or mine or my killing him hardly matters now does it?

    Hamlet does exactly this: he reduces, and philosophizes to avoid DOING HIS JOB, which will be to kill the king and return justice out of the hands of a wicked, thieving, murderer. “It’s only dust, why bother?”

    This is the peculiar thinking of “new” science, that removes all God – or even question of philosophy, of “what things are” from science, and from science, from any daily thought or question. We have banished him. “God is Dead” haven’t you heard? Ha ha ha: we so smart! So far as I know, no one else yet had the pinnacle of hubris to try this, but there’s always a first time. So “god” is just Atoms, banging blindly, as Piroia says. It’s the “little pebbles” theory. There is no God and no meaning. Why?

    THEREFORE NOTHING I DO IS WRONG. It’s all for me. You can’t judge me. It’s all relative. Why not?
    Here’s why not: if it’s all so relative and you have no right or wrong, why are you attacking ME over YOUR guilty conscience? Why do you care what I think? To you, I’m a maggot, or the same, a bunch of babbling, banging atoms. YET YOU DO.

    You do go bananas if I, or someone like me, doesn’t APPROVE of your gay lifestyle or your drug use or heaven knows what. I’m all the way across the country, hiding in my house, never met you, never will, yet YOU can’t stand it. Why is that? Why is that except a guilty conscience because actions DO have meaning. They DO. And there IS right and wrong. There IS. And there IS a God, and you can smell him out there somewhere, hovering over you, judging you. It’s not me. And it’s not “God” either, White Bearded Sky-Father, it’s YOURSELF. YOU know it’s wrong.

    If there really weren’t, it would never cross your mind ever, like aliens so small they can dance on a pin, or wavelengths of light you can see. But it DOES bug you, always and forever, because it’s not FROM ME, you fools, the fear, the guilt, the right and wrong is coming up out of YOU. It’s YOU. Your conscience, your God-source. Not me. That’s why you feel guilty. I just say it online as a responsibility to tell you, “if you do this thing, it won’t proceed well, and ALSO make you feel bad (guilty).” They’re mad at me like I caused it. If you jump off a building and I tell you not to, I didn’t cause gravity folks. That’s not “hate” to warn you. It’s love.

    But if you believe there is no action, no intelligence, no meaning, no goals, no creator, then that will all drive you quite crazy, won’t it? As indeed it’s driven our whole culture crazy, to within an inch of its life.

    That’s the “Tiny Rocks” theory of Nothing. Of breaking it all into its parts so you can dissolve the meaning, and therefore your responsibility, and your morality. And as you say, the belief and support of that psychopathy is widespread indeed and goes everywhere, even to elections.
    Article on gaslighting, which again shows nothing about us, but everything about how they are psychologically constructed. If you can see through it, it becomes so obvious it’s painful, and terribly simple to respond.

    Naturally this is about the “leaders” who are running via Bernays, and the rest of us of whatever stripe. Following with specific, textbook examples from every mainstream media, yesterday.

    My problem is, I can and do tell the abused (woman) this. However, it has no value in the slightest: she believes the abuser and not me. I could save myself a lot of effort. Fits with the expression of universal mental illness, as “Science” above: the last refuge of the deeply mentally ill. IYI, Intelligent, yet un-WISE. Wisdom comes from re-adding heart so you don’t hand nuclear bombs ‘n stuff off to unrestrained toddler-children like Congress.

    Have Scientists never seen a “Movie”? They’re the villains in all of them. Like Jurassic Park.

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