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Standoff Between Russia And West Is ‘War Of Worlds’ – Lavrov (RT)
What Happens In Russia After The Longest Day? (Pepe Escobar)
US Hawks Lose Momentum Amid Faltering Ukrainian Counteroffensive (Sp.)
West’s Foolish Regime Change Policy Only Drives Russia and China Closer (Sp.)
Russia Can’t Give Up Goals Of Special Military Operation – Lavrov (TASS)
Russia Asks States To Boycott Zelensky’s ‘Peace Forum’ (RT)
Will US Use New Pretext to Prolong Proxy War in Ukraine? (Sp.)
Europe Must Break Out Of Its War Psychosis – Hungary (RT)
Russian General Arrested Following Wagner Mutiny (MT)
RFK Jr: Bill Gates, WEF Use Climate Narrative For Totalitarian Controls (JTN)
Pfizer Vaccine Batches in the EU Were Placebos, Say Scientists (DS)
Comer: Overseas Payments To Biden Family Could Exceed $40M (NYP)
New Source in Hunter Biden Probe Points Finger at AG Garland (Sp.)
Pressure Grows On Judge To Reject Hunter Biden Plea Deal (JTN)
Kamala Harris Worst VP in Polling History – NBC (Sp.)








Biden: Putin “is clearly losing the war in Iraq.”














“Ukr sources report that the entry of PMC Wagner into Belarus is directed against the plans of Ukraine/Poland/Lithuania to deploy a corps on the borders of Western Ukraine. British intelligence warned Zelensky’s Office that a new military unit of 30-40 thousand people will be formed in Belarus, the main task of which will be a new campaign against Kyiv at the time of difficulties of the Armed Forces of Ukraine on the southern front. The equipment for these units has long been in Belarus, it was filled up during 2022-2023.”





“When it comes to our former Western partners, though, we cannot rely on any agreements with them, including those of a legally binding nature..”

Standoff Between Russia And West Is ‘War Of Worlds’ – Lavrov (RT)

Washington and its allies will never allow any nation to pursue a sovereign policy based on national interests if it conflicts with their own plans, Russian Foreign Minister Sergey Lavrov said on Wednesday. The ongoing standoff between Russia and the Western nations is a “war of worlds” involving incompatible approaches to international politics, he added. “Should any other nation try and defend its national interests just as staunchly and decisively, the West would turn against it as well,” the minister told the Great Game show aired on Russia’s Channel 1. The US and its allies still treat the “threat” posed by Russia to their plans as a “tactical” one but believe that Moscow’s victory would make this threat “unacceptable.” Western nations claim to defend a supposed “rules-based order,” the Russian minister said, adding that such an order is nothing but a dictate by Washington and its allies.

“It is when they [the West] decide on which globalization system applies to the world, what are its mechanisms… how trade disputes are resolved,” Lavrov said. The top Russian diplomat also said Washington and its allies had easily exploited principles they had previously declared to be inviolable. “The West has trampled on all its principles in an instant… free trade, fair competition, presumption of innocence… were all turned into weapons when they [the West] needed to punish the Russian Federation,” he said. “When it comes to our former Western partners, though, we cannot rely on any agreements with them, including those of a legally binding nature,” Lavrov maintained. The US and its allies have repeatedly bent the rules of the “order” they were supposedly defending and neglected their commitments under agreements struck with Moscow, the minister stated.

Washington and many Western nations recognized Kosovo’s independence without any referendums on the basis of a unilateral declaration by Pristina, Lavrov said, adding that the same countries dismissed the results of the referendum in Crimea, arguing that the principle of the territorial integrity of Ukraine supposedly takes precedence in this particular case. In February 2014, when the Ukrainian opposition broke their obligations under a deal struck with then-president Viktor Yanukovich, none of the Western guarantors of the agreement “lifted a finger,” Lavrov said, adding that the list of guarantors included France, Germany and Poland at that time. Now, the West is trying to pin all the blame on Russia, accusing it of “unprovoked aggression,” the minister said, describing this as nothing but an attempt to shift the responsibility from Washington and its allies.

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“The rebellion” turned out to be a Western P.R. stunt, a series of (ultimately faded) pictures for global consumption.”

What Happens In Russia After The Longest Day? (Pepe Escobar)

The first draft of the extraordinary events that took place in Russia on The Longest Day – Saturday, June 24 – leads us to a whole new can of worms. The Global Majority badly wants to know what happens next. Let’s examine the key pieces in the chessboard. Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov is cutting to the chase: he has reminded everyone that the Hegemon’s modus operandi is to back coup attempts whenever it can benefit. This dovetails with the fact that the FSB is actively investigating whether and how Western intel was involved in The Longest Day. President Putin could not have been more unequivocal: “They [the West and Ukraine] wanted Russian soldiers to kill each other, so that soldiers and civilians would die, so that in the end Russia would lose, and our society would break apart and choke on bloody civil strife (…) They rubbed their hands, dreaming of getting revenge for their failures at the front and during the so-called counter-offensive, but they miscalculated.”

Cue to the collective West – from Secretary of State Anthony Blinken on down – frantically trying to distance itself even as the CIA leaked, via its trademark mouthpiece, the Washington Post, that they knew about “the rebellion.” The agenda was painfully obvious: Kiev losing on all fronts would be ritually buried by wall-to-wall coverage of the fake Russian “civil war.” There’s no smoking gun – yet. But the FSB is following several leads to demonstrate how the “the rebellion” was set up by CIA/NATO. The spectacular failure makes the upcoming NATO July 11 summit in Vilnius even more incandescent. The Chinese, much like Lavrov, also cut to the chase: the Global Times asserted that the idea of “Wagner’s revolt weakening Putin’s authority is wishful thinking of the West,” with the Kremlin’s “strong capacity of deterrence” further increasing its authority. That’s exactly the reading of the Russian street.

The Chinese reached their conclusion after a crucial visit by Deputy Minister of Foreign Affairs Andrei Rudenko, who promptly flew to Beijing on Sunday, June 25. This is how the iron-clad strategic partnership works in practice. Arguably the best explanation so far of the nuts and bolts of The Longest Day has been offered by Rostislav Ischenko. The Global Majority will rejoice that Prighozin’s theatrics, in the end, left the collective West dazed, confused, and shattered: wasn’t the whole thing supposed to unleash total chaos inside Russian society and the army? Even as the fake, lightning-quick “mutiny” was in progress, Russia continued to pound Kiev’s forces – which, by the way, were spinning that the main phase of the “counter-offensive” was being launched exactly on June 24 at night. That was, predictably, yet another bluff.

Back to the Russian street. “The rebellion” – inbuilt in a very convoluted plot – in the end was widely interpreted as just another military demonstration (by master of ceremonies Prighozin, not by the overwhelming majority of Wagner soldiers). “The rebellion” turned out to be a Western P.R. stunt, a series of (ultimately faded) pictures for global consumption.

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“..it will be difficult for the Biden administration to justify increased military aid packages to Ukraine without some success story to tell the American people..”

US Hawks Lose Momentum Amid Faltering Ukrainian Counteroffensive (Sp.)

Ukraine has failed to demonstrate much progress in its counteroffensive so far, putting the brakes on those US lawmakers who agree that new funding should depend on such. “I agree with most observers that it will be difficult for the Biden administration to justify increased military aid packages to Ukraine without some success story to tell the American people,” retired US Air Force Lt. Col. Karen Kwiatkowski, a former analyst for the US Department of Defense, told Sputnik. “At this point, the Ukraine project is easily portrayed as a waste of time and money, and is something that NATO countries may not be able to support without continued massive US domination in the provision of aid and cash,” she said.

Currently, US military assistance comes to Ukraine via two main routes: first, direct supplies from the Pentagon stockpiles under the Presidential Drawdown Authority; second, the Ukraine Security Assistance Initiative (USAI) – a Pentagon-led funding program to increase Kiev’s military prowess. However, “there’s no additional money in the base budget,” as per defense officials as quoted by the US media. As per the Pentagon, the US has invested $41.2 billion in security assistance to Kiev since January 2021 which includes more than $40.5 billion since the beginning of Russia’s special military operation to demilitarize and de-Nazify Ukraine. For its part, the Kiel Institute for the World Economy estimates that since the start of the Ukraine conflict, the Biden administration has directed over $76 billion in humanitarian, financial and military assistance to Ukraine.

Around $47 billion of that has been allocated to Kiev’s military needs, including $18.5 billion (through USAID); $23.5 billion (through the presidential drawdown authority); and $4.7 billion (through the Foreign Military Financing program). The generous military packages for Ukraine included: numerous infantry arms and equipment; artillery (hundreds of howitzers, 38 HIMARS systems, in particular); tanks and armored carriers (109 Bradley infantry fighting vehicles, 31 Abrams tanks, 45 T-72B tanks, 90 Stryker carries, etc.); ground support vehicles; air defenses (one Patriot air defense battery, 12 Avenger air defense systems, 8 NASAMs, and 1,600 Stingers, in particular); air-to-ground missiles; manned aircraft (20 Mi-17 helicopters); explosive and surveillance drones; coastal defenses (including two Harpoon defense systems and 62 coastal and riverine patrol boats); radars and communications; as well as satellite services, as per Council on Foreign Relations (CFR) chart.

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“..a stable and successful Russia is important for China because without Russia on its side, the Western powers would be able to totally isolate China.”

West’s Foolish Regime Change Policy Only Drives Russia and China Closer (Sp.)

In the wake of the aborted mutiny by Wagner PMC chief Yevgeny Prigozhin, China has voiced its support for the Russian Federation and Moscow’s efforts to stabilize the situation. “As Russia’s friendly neighbor and comprehensive strategic partner of coordination for the new era, China supports Russia in maintaining national stability and achieving development and prosperity,” a Chinese Foreign Ministry spokesperson said in a Sunday statement. Thomas W. Pauken II, a Beijing-based geopolitical consultant with expertise in crisis management, told Sputnik that China has “an understanding that for their very own survival, they need Russia to succeed.”

“China supports a strong and stable Russia for many important reasons, obviously, because Russia is north of China and Russia and China are both facing pressure from the Western powers in regards to sanctions, while the US and other European countries are increasing their pressure on China,” he explained. “So because of this pressure, basically, China needs to rely more on its real partners, including Russia, because they can work together to strengthen both sides. If Russia and China split apart, that will not only create hardships for Russia, but will also create hardships for China.” Pauken explained that a stable and successful Russia is important for China because without Russia on its side, the Western powers would be able to totally isolate China.

“Political stability in Russia is important to China for a key reason: China has become a major manufacturer in the world. It is a major exporter to the world. But currently, there are many Western powers who are trying to contain China and contain China’s rise. Therefore, the Western powers are pushing and pressuring China to move against Russia. But China does not support this because they realize that if the Western powers are successful at knocking out Russia, then they will simply move on to China and attack China. So China does itself no favors by turning against Russia or by supporting instability in Russia. Obviously, they would want to see Russia succeed and for Putin to succeed, and for the mutiny that was led by Prigozhin to fail. It’s very logical for them. And it makes common sense,” he said.

On Sunday, after the situation had been defused, Russian Deputy Foreign Minister Andrey Rudenko flew to Beijing to meet with Chinese leaders and reaffirm their close partnership and political trust. Pauken said it was “very significant” and sent a message to the Western powers that the Prigozhin affair had not created any “friction or tensions” between the two states. The official underscored that the recent meet between Chinese and Russian figures proved a “very important event because it shows their close relationships, and that they are not going to be driven or come apart over recent events, and the West is going to be unable to drive them apart.” “Instead, what’s really going on is that China and Russia are drawing closer together and we will see their relations get even stronger in the months to come,” he added.

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“..the destruction of all things Russian in Ukraine continues to be their stated goal.”

Russia Can’t Give Up Goals Of Special Military Operation – Lavrov (TASS)

Russia can’t give up the goals of its special military operation in Ukraine, Russian Foreign Minister Sergey Lavrov said. The minister said Russian President Vladimir Putin “in the past few days has spoken at length to give an assessment of the current situation, especially stressing that, as we overcame the attempted mutiny, we haven’t made the slightest concessions with respect to the goals of the special military operation and haven’t lost any positions on the battlefield. <…> It’s impossible to give them up – the goals that have been set,” Lavrov said on Channel One. The minister said that Russia cannot change its approaches to the conduct of the special operation as long as the West is purposefully creating threats to Russia’s security, funneling lethal weapons into Ukraine, and as long as “the destruction of all things Russian in Ukraine continues to be their stated goal.”

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..a “document that combines all the nonsense their propaganda has promoted in one place.”

Russia Asks States To Boycott Zelensky’s ‘Peace Forum’ (RT)

Countries of the Global South should not dignify with their presence the so-called peace summit the West wants to hold without Russia, the country’s Foreign Ministry spokeswoman Maria Zakharova said on Wednesday. During the regular briefing at the ministry, Zakharova pointed out the “wild logic” of holding a peace summit without Moscow, calling it an attempt to “ritually discuss” the Western agenda and get moral and propaganda support from the rest of the world. “We call on responsible states, those that truly strive for peace and express the desire and readiness to play a constructive role in finding a political and diplomatic solution to the conflict, not to participate in this provocative scheme,” Zakharova told reporters.

“The West needs you at the ‘summit’ only to create the impression its policy has widespread support. This very thing will make the prospects for peace that much more distant.” The Russian diplomat pointed out that the West is trying to push the so-called peace formula of Ukrainian President Vladimir Zelensky as the only path to resolving the conflict. However, Moscow has repeatedly pointed out that the ‘formula’ has nothing to do with peace, but is a propagandistic set of demands based on absolutely false pretenses. Zakharova reminded reporters that Zelensky’s formula envisions Russia withdrawing from its own territory – including Donbass, Kherson, Zaporozhye and Crimea – paying reparations to Ukraine and submitting to ‘war crimes tribunals,’ among other things. She described it as a “document that combines all the nonsense their propaganda has promoted in one place.”

She compared the ‘peace summit’ with the countless round tables the US has organized over the years regarding the conflict in Syria, none of which produced any results whatsoever. To make peace, one must end the bloodshed and stop the supply of weapons, the diplomat noted, but the US and its allies continue to fuel both.“Attempts to determine the outcome of the Ukraine conflict without Russian participation are doomed to failure. Otherwise this would have been done long ago,”Zakharova pointed out. She also pointed out that Kiev has a history of reneging on its international obligations, mentioning specifically the Minsk Agreements concerning Donbass, which were even endorsed by the UN Security Council. “One can’t believe a word they say,”Zakharova said.

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“Ukraine still remains nothing short of being a “testing grounds” for the US military-industrial complex and justifies huge future investments in the militarization of Europe..”

Will US Use New Pretext to Prolong Proxy War in Ukraine? (Sp.)

The Biden administration needs a new pretext to enhance support to Kiev. Even though there is some bipartisan consensus in the US Congress on the “necessity” to back Kiev, there is opposition from the right-wing Freedom Caucus to further spending. US national polls also show that the US public is steadily losing appetite for prolonging the conflict. Two Republican presidential front-runners – Donald Trump and Ron DeSantis – as well as Democratic candidate Robert Kennedy, Jr., who commands the support of at least 15-20% of Democratic voters, openly express their opposition to Biden’s adventurism in Ukraine. Previously, Washington substantially stepped up military spending on Ukraine in the wake of the Bucha events groundlessly pinned on Moscow, as well as the derailment of the Russo-Ukrainian preliminary peace agreement of March 2022.

The Russian forces’ partial retreat in autumn 2022 also provided Team Biden with an opportunity to renew calls for further arming of Kiev under the pretext of Ukraine’s “imminent” victory. As Ukraine’s much-anticipated counteroffensive largely stalled in summer 2023, it appears that the Democrats are trying to capitalize on the Wagner mutiny of June 23-24 even though its quick settlement has seemingly caught Team Biden off guard, according to Paul E. Vallely, retired US Army major general and chairman of Stand Up America US Foundation. The US mainstream press expressed hopes that Kiev would be able to benefit from Russia’s “unrest”. However, despite Wagner’s mutiny, the Russian army has managed to keep the situation on the frontlines stable, repelling several Ukrainian attacks over the weekend.

“I don’t think Ukraine was going to be successful in the counter offensive anyhow,” Vallely said. “So I think the Wagner group, what they tried to do, probably surprised Ukraine as well. But I don’t think Ukraine was in a position to do anything to take advantage of it.” For her part, Karen Kwiatkowski noted that Washington was apparently hoping that “the Ukrainian forces would achieve at least one breakthrough along the lines of control, something to justify the massive Biden investment in Ukraine’s political leadership.” “Hope, as they say, is not a strategy, and I do believe that the Biden Security Council is and has been preparing plans for the post-combat phase, with talk of an Israel-like ‘outpost’, of a ‘green’ rebuild of western Ukraine, and a NATO practice arena over the long term.

Plans for hundreds of billions of US taxpayer money administered by Blackrock in the rump state of Ukraine have been in place for over six months at this point,” she continued. Nonetheless, despite the much-advertised counteroffensive having failed so far, what’s left of Ukraine serves NATO’s mission needs for the foreseeable future, Kwiatkowski noted. Ukraine still remains nothing short of being a “testing grounds” for the US military-industrial complex and justifies huge future investments in the militarization of Europe, according to the ex-Pentagon analyst. “I think we’re going to see a crescendo or some kind of, I don’t know whether they’re going to cease operations, but we think at the end of July, August, there’s going to be a new phase in this conflict,” Vallely said.

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“Ukraine is no longer a sovereign country. They don’t have any money. They have no weapons. They can only fight because we in the West support them.”

Europe Must Break Out Of Its War Psychosis – Hungary (RT)

Europe is moving closer to “catastrophe in every sense,” Hungarian Foreign Minister Peter Szijjarto declared on Monday, before extending Budapest’s veto on EU arms transfers to Ukraine. “Europe is moving closer to a catastrophe – in every sense, unfortunately,” Szijjarto wrote on Facebook before meeting with EU foreign ministers in Luxembourg on Monday. “Now even bigger trouble could be prevented and many thousands of lives could be saved,” he continued, “but to do this one would have to break out of the war psychosis.” “I have no illusions that this will happen at the meeting of the EU Foreign Ministers in Luxembourg today,” he concluded. Szijjarto’s prediction played out on Monday. After an address by Ukrainian Foreign Minister Dmitry Kuleba, the bloc’s top diplomats voted to increase their joint weapons fund for Ukraine by an additional €3.5 billion ($3.85 billion).

Known as the ‘European Peace Facility’ (EPF), the fund is a €5.6 billion ($6.08 billion) purse that the bloc uses to finance foreign militaries and reimburse its own members who send arms to foreign conflicts. Before the conflict in Ukraine, the ‘Peace Facility’ had only been used to supply non-lethal equipment to Georgia, Mali, Moldova, Mozambique, and Ukraine, for a total of less than $125 million. While the EPF’s ceiling will be increased, Szijjarto confirmed on Monday that Hungary will maintain its veto on the latest €500 million ($546 million) tranche of arms from the fund for another month. Budapest is currently blocking the transfer of EU weapons to Ukraine due to Kiev’s blacklisting of Hungarian companies doing business in Russia.

Szijjarto and Hungarian Prime Minister Viktor Orban have both repeatedly called for a ceasefire and peace deal in Ukraine, while insisting that anti-Russia sanctions hurt Europe more than they hurt Russia. In an interview with German tabloid Bild on Tuesday, Orban stated that the idea of a Ukrainian victory on the battlefield is “impossible” and that without an immediate ceasefire, Ukraine will “lose a huge amount of wealth and many lives, and unimaginable destruction will occur.” “What really matters is what the Americans want to do,” Orban said, explaining that “Ukraine is no longer a sovereign country. They don’t have any money. They have no weapons. They can only fight because we in the West support them.”

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Can’t find this in the Russian press, other than this in Moscow Times.

“Kremlin spokesman Dmitry Peskov on Wednesday dismissed the report as “speculation” and “gossip..”

Russian General Arrested Following Wagner Mutiny (MT)

Russian General Sergei Surovikin has been arrested, The Moscow Times’ Russian service reported Wednesday, citing two sources close to the Defense Ministry who spoke on the condition of anonymity. The Defense Ministry has yet to comment on the alleged arrest of Surovikin, who has not been seen in public since Saturday, when Wagner Group chief Yevgeny Prigozhin launched an armed rebellion against Russia’s military leadership. “The situation with him was not ‘OK.’ For the authorities. I can’t say anything more,” one of the sources said. According to the second source, the arrest was carried out “in the context of Prigozhin.” “Apparently, he [Surovikin] chose Prigozhin’s side during the uprising, and they’ve gotten him by the balls,” the source said.

When asked about the general’s current whereabouts, the source replied: “We are not even commenting on this information through our internal channels.” Earlier Wednesday, pro-war military blogger Vladimir Romanov said Surovikin was detained Sunday, the day after Prigozhin’s aborted mutiny. Romanov claimed that Surovikin is now being held in Moscow’s Lefortovo detention center. Alexei Venediktov, editor-in-chief of the shuttered Ekho Moskvy radio station, wrote on Telegram that Surovikin has not been in contact with his family for three days and that his guards are not responsive. The New York Times reported Tuesday, citing unnamed U.S. officials, that Surovikin had prior knowledge of Prigozhin’s plan to instigate a rebellion against Russia’s military leadership.

Kremlin spokesman Dmitry Peskov on Wednesday dismissed the report as “speculation” and “gossip,” suggesting that Putin had not given in to Prigozhin’s demands for an imminent reshuffle of the Russian military’s top brass. Wagner’s uprising set off Russia’s most serious security crisis in decades before Prigozhin agreed to stand down Saturday night in exchange for immunity in exile, as part of a deal brokered by Belarusian President Alexander Lukashenko. Surovikin commanded Russia’s forces in Ukraine for three months between October 2022 and January 2023 until he was replaced by Chief of the General Staff Valery Gerasimov.

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“..we should reward the cheapest, most efficient energy sources,” which he “generally” feels to be renewables..”

RFK Jr: Bill Gates, WEF Use Climate Narrative For Totalitarian Controls (JTN)

Robert F. Kennedy Jr., who is running for the Democratic presidential nomination in 2024, didn’t mince words when discussing certain “elites” like Bill Gates and leaders of the World Economic Forum (WEF), whom he accused of using the “climate narrative” to gain “top-down totalitarian controls” of societies. Kennedy made his remarks in a Tuesday “Virtual Health Policy Roundtable” on Zoom, which featured several doctors and others Kennedy described as “critics of prevailing health policy.” During the round table, Kennedy was asked how he would ease the minds of the next generation surrounding climate change, to which he responded by criticizing those he views as responsible for the climate hysteria.

“I think that the climate narrative has been hijacked by the World Economic Forum and by Bill Gates,” Kennedy said. “Crises are used by elites within societies to consolidate their power, to diminish democracy, to constrict civil rights and human rights, and to impose top-down totalitarian controls.” “I think the climate crisis is being used in that way by those people,” he added. Kennedy proceeded to offer his solution to climate issues. “My approach to climate has always been a free market approach… we should use marketplace rules rather than top-down controls, we should reward the cheapest, most efficient energy sources,” which he “generally” feels to be renewables. He then said he doesn’t try “scaring people” with CO2 emissions but has focused on “getting off of coal.”


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Not sure why this happened the way it did.

Pfizer Vaccine Batches in the EU Were Placebos, Say Scientists (DS)

Scientists have uncovered startling evidence that a substantial portion of the batches of the Pfizer-BioNTech COVID-19 vaccine deployed in the European Union may in fact have consisted of placebos – and that the German regulator knew this and did not subject them to quality-control testing. The scientists, Dr. Gerald Dyker, Professor of Organic Chemistry at the Ruhr University Bochum, and Dr. Jörg Matysik, Professor of Analytical Chemistry at the University of Leipzig, are part of a group of five German-speaking scientists who have been publicly raising questions about the quality and safety of the BioNTech vaccine (as it is known in Germany) for the last year and a half. They recently appeared on the Punkt.Preradovic online programme of the German journalist Milena Preradovic to discuss batch variability. Their starting point was the recent Danish study showing enormous variation in the adverse events associated with different batches of the Pfizer-BioNTech vaccine, or BNT162b2 per its scientific codename. The below figure from the Danish study illustrates this variation.

It shows that the batches used in Denmark, which are represented by the points in the graph, essentially break down into three groups. The ‘green batches’ clustered around the green line have a moderate or moderately-high level of adverse events associated with them. In the discussion with Preradovic, Gerald Dyker takes the example of the green point furthest to the right. As he explains, it represents the batch that was the used the most in Denmark, with somewhat over 800,000 doses having been administered. These 800,000 doses are associated with around 2,000 suspected adverse events, which gives a reporting rate of one suspected adverse event per approximately 400 doses. As Dyker puts it, “That’s not a small amount if we compare to what we know otherwise from influenza vaccines.” According to Dyker’s calculation, the green batches account for more than 60% of the Danish sample.

There are then the ‘blue batches’ clustered around the blue line, which are obviously associated with an extraordinarily high level of adverse events. As Dyker notes, no more than 80,000 doses of any of the blue batches were administered in Denmark – suggesting that these especially bad batches may perhaps have been quietly pulled from the market by public health authorities. Nonetheless, these batches had as many as 8,000 suspected adverse events associated with them. Eight thousand out of 80,000 doses would give a reporting rate of one suspected adverse event for every 10 doses – and Dyker notes that some of the blue batches are indeed associated with a reporting rate of as high as one suspected adverse event for every six doses! On Dyker’s calculation, the blue batches represent less than 5% of the total number of doses included in the Danish study.

Nonetheless, they are associated with nearly 50% of the 579 deaths recorded in the sample. Finally, we have the ‘yellow batches’ clustered around the yellow line, which, as can be seen above, barely gets off the x-axis. On Dyker’s calculation, the yellow batches represent around 30% of the total. Dyker notes that they include batches comprising some 200,000 administered doses which are associated with literally zero suspected adverse events. As Dyker puts it, “malicious” observers might note that “this is how placebos would look”. And malicious observers might be right. For Dyker and Matysik compared the batch numbers contained in the Danish study with publicly available information on the batches approved for release, and they made the startling discovery that almost none of the harmless batches, unlike the very-bad and not-so-bad batches, appear to have been subject to any quality-control testing at all.

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“This was organized crime. There’s no other way to define it,”

Comer: Overseas Payments To Biden Family Could Exceed $40M (NYP)

Members of President Biden’s family may have accepted in excess of $40 million from foreign nationals in exchange for favorable policy decisions, House Oversight Committee Chairman James Comer suggested Wednesday. The Kentucky Republican said that his panel has identified “six specific policy decisions” where Biden, 80, took actions that indicate he may have been “compromised,” during an appearance on John Catsimatidis’ “Cats & Cosby Show” on WABC 770 Wednesday. Comer noted that of the six policy decisions, four of them “were made while Joe Biden was president early on — [where] we cannot come to any other conclusion as to why these decisions were made, other than the fact that this president is compromised.” “This was organized crime. There’s no other way to define it,” Comer alleged.

The Oversight Committee chairman explained that as recently as “in the last five days” his panel has obtained banking statements and suspicious activity reports that show “more bank accounts, more shell companies and more Bidens” being involved in the family’s overseas influence peddling scheme. “We’re going to try to determine how much money the Bidens took, and what role Joe Biden played in all of this … It’s a huge puzzle,” Comer said of the GOP-led committee’s investigation. “Around 30 to 40 different banks, and about that many different shell companies. This is an organized attempt by the Biden family to hide the source of money going into these shell companies, and to distract from the IRS so they wouldn’t have to pay taxes on it. And that’s exactly what the IRS whistleblowers alleged in the transcribed interview with the Ways and Means Committee — that the Biden family never paid money on any of these wires that came into these shell companies,” he added.

IRS whistleblower Gary Shapely told Fox News host Bret Baier on Wednesday that in 2017 and 2018 alone, first son Hunter Biden ducked a $1.2 million tax bill, and that there is likely hundreds of thousands of dollars more in income from previous years that he failed to report. “I mean to this day, there’s still around $400,000 of unreported income from Burisma [Holdings] in 2014,” Shapley said. “Hunter Biden was told by his partner, Eric Schwerin, that he needed to amend his returns, and he never did.” Comer told Catsimatidis that he’s “confident” his investigation will prove the Biden family raked in “at least $17 million” from overseas, but that the “transactions could exceed $40 million-plus.”


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Garland should testify before the House. Simple.

New Source in Hunter Biden Probe Points Finger at AG Garland (Sp.)

The New York Times has revealed that it had a new source confirming an IRS whistleblower’s claim about the Justice Department’s meddling in the Hunter Biden probe. While the US mainstream press has a record of ignoring reports concerning alleged misdeeds by the president and the first son, the NYT has claimed it has a source backing some of accusations voiced by IRS supervisory agent-turned whistleblower Gary Shapley. One of Shapley’s bombshell claims is that US Attorney David Weiss – assigned to conduct an investigation into Hunter Biden’s alleged tax crimes – was reportedly told by the DoJ that he could not bring charges against Hunter in California and Washington DC. Shapley’s former subordinate, who came forward as a second IRS whistleblower, made the same claim.

This story runs contrary to Attorney General Merrick Garland’s earlier assertions to the US Congress that Weiss has his hands untied when it comes to the Hunter probe in various state jurisdictions. Back in April, the IRS whistleblower placed emphasis on a false testimony to Congress made by a “senior political appointee.” Later, the New York Post reported that Garland was the appointee whose sworn testimony to congress is being challenged. Garland repeatedly denied having thrown any sand in Weiss’s gears. The attorney general even offered to ask Weiss himself to comment on the matter. “As I said at the outset, Mr. Weiss, who was appointed by President Trump as the US attorney in Delaware and assigned this matter during the previous administration, would be permitted to continue his investigation and to make a decision to prosecute any way in which he wanted to and in any district in which he wanted to,” Garland told reporters last week.

“Mr. Weiss has since sent a letter to the House Judiciary Committee confirming that he had that authority. He was given complete authority to make all decisions on his own behalf.” However, the US mainstream newspaper has recently confirmed that Weiss indeed complained about being rebuffed by justice department officials. “In mid-2022, Mr. Weiss reached out to the top federal prosecutor in Washington, Matthew Graves, to ask his office to pursue charges and was rebuffed, according to Mr. Shapley’s testimony,” the newspaper wrote on Tuesday. “A similar request to prosecutors in the Central District of California, which includes Los Angeles, was also rejected, Mr. Shapley testified.

A second former IRS official, who has not been identified, told House Republicans the same story. That episode was confirmed independently to The New York Times by a person with knowledge of the situation.” US conservative outlets have drawn attention to the fact that the newspaper hid this very important piece of information concerning not just Hunter Biden but also AG Merrick Garland in the 21st paragraph of its lengthy report.

Shapley’s colleague, IRS whistleblower 2, the lead case agent, itemized the money precisely in his testimony

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“..and demands on an honest investigation and an honest prosecution as well.”

Pressure Grows On Judge To Reject Hunter Biden Plea Deal (JTN)

Pressure is growing in congressional, legal and media circles for the federal judge in the Hunter Biden case to reject a plea deal that would spare the first son from serving prison time after evidence has emerged from two IRS whistleblowers that a more serious criminal tax case was sabotaged by the Justice Department. “I don’t understand how any judge could bless this plea agreement now that all of this evidence of obstruction and DOJ and FBI wrongdoing has surfaced,” Sen. Ron Johnson, R-Wis., told Just the News. “So I hope this judge does reject this, and then insists and demands on an honest investigation and an honest prosecution as well.”

Johnson, who with Sen. Charles Grassley led a two year probe into Hunter Biden’s overseas business dealings, was reacting to testimony and evidence from IRS supervisory agent Gary Shapley and another whistleblower that federal prosecutors blocked search warrants, interviews and more serious criminal charges. Shapley first made the allegations to the Justice Department inspector general and the House Ways and Means Committee. And in an interview to be aired Thursday on the John Solomon Reports podcast he detailed how career agents, career prosecutors, the DOJ tax division and lead U.S. Attorney David Weiss supported charging Hunter Biden with felonies alleging tax evasion and avoidance all the way back to 2014 totaling $2.2 million, including failing to pay taxes on $400,000 in income he got from the Ukrainian energy firm Burisma Holdings.

Shapley said President Joe Biden’s son was spared the more serious charges when the U.S. Attorneys in Washington D.C. and Los Angeles – both appointed by Biden – declined Weiss’ request for an indictment and then the statute of limitations on the older alleged offenses were allowed to expire. Hunter Biden has now struck a deal with Weiss to plead guilty to two misdemeanors tax evasion charges from 2017-18 and to enter a probation program that would result in a federal felony gun charge to be dismissed. Hunter Biden, 53, is slated to appear July 26 in federal court in Delaware before U.S. District Court Judge Maryellen Noreika, an appointee of former President Donald Trump.

Famed Harvard law professor emeritus Alan Dershowitz, an unabashed supporter of Joe Biden, agreed there is good reason for Noreika to set aside the plea deal and seek to investigate the whistleblower allegations. He said it was concerning that the whistleblowers’ testimony directly conflicts with Attorney General Merrick Garland’s testimony there was no interference in the probe. “If I were the judge on the Hunter Biden case, I would refuse to accept the plea bargain unless and until Garland and Weiss testify,” Dershowitz told the John Solomon Reports podcast on Tuesday. “What they’ve said is utterly incompatible.”

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Better be quick about replacing her.

Kamala Harris Worst VP in Polling History – NBC (Sp.)

Nearly half of Americans have a negative view of Kamala Harris and only 32% of them have a positive opinion of the US vice president, a new poll by the US’ NBC News broadcaster has revealed. The survey showed that 49% of respondents are critical of Harris, of which 39% have a “very negative view” with respect to the 58-year-old politician. Only 11% said they have a “very positive” opinion of Harris. She received a net negative rating of -17, which NBC News said is “the lowest for any vice president in the poll’s history.” The poll was carried out from June 16 to June 20 with a total of 1,000 respondents participating in the survey. The poll’s margin of error was 3.1 percentage points. For comparison, Harris predecessor Mike Pence’s ratings sat at 34% positive vs. 38% negative (-4%) in October 2019.

Views of Joe Biden were at 34% positive to 33% negative (+1%) when he was Barack Obama’s vice president in December 2010, while then-US Vice President Dick Cheney checked in at 47% positive and 24% negative (+23%) in May 2003. Earlier this year, media reports quoted an unnamed White House official as saying that US President Joe Biden is reportedly growing increasingly annoyed that his second-in-command, who allegedly refuses to take on more responsibility over a fear of potentially “messing up.” “A point of tension in their relationship is that I don’t think that the president sees her as somebody who takes anything off of his plate” due to a “fear of messing up,” the official said. The US vice president, who adheres to a hawkish stance on the Ukraine conflict and calls for more hefty military packages, has in particular repeatedly been criticized for sitting on her hands when it comes to tackling the US migration crisis.

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    Gustav Klimt Lady with a fan 1917-18 (sold for $108.4m June 27 2023)   • Standoff Between Russia And West Is ‘War Of Worlds’ – Lavrov (RT) • What
    [See the full post at: Debt Rattle June 29 2023]


    Are you fucking kidding me! I’d like to think this is bs, but in light of the recent decent of our society into some sort of mass psychosis over this alphabet shit I fear it to be too real. Maybe surreal.
    Only a few minutes.

    Dr. D

    Klimt: It’s all about the name and status. There were many unknowns in the Art Nouveau movement better than Klimt whose works now have the value of movie poster.

    “Switzerland Cites Neutrality In Blocking Nearly 100 German Tanks For Ukraine

    Not neutral unless it comes to money, then they morally can’t be involved. I need to follow this! That is, I’ll have ethics exactly up to the point where they cost me something.

    “Sweden Allows New Quran-Burning Demonstration Ahead Of NATO Summit

    I mean, I agree but Turkey won’t.

    “$200 Billion In SBA Covid Relief Money Went To Fraudsters, Inspector General Reports

    Math anyone? $1,000 in fraud per adult? Meh. Let’s not be hasty. If we don’t look out something bad will happen.

    “Ukraine will “lose a huge amount of wealth and many lives,”

    Sort of. Most of the wealth isn’t lost at all, it’s transferred. Just like market crashes. Don’t let them off the hook.

    “• Russian General Arrested Following Wagner Mutiny (MT)

    It’s certainly interesting and is just the sort of thing they were trying to flush out before launching their offensive. However, Surovikin? Could be more games, as the whole thing is run by FSB I’m sure. Why not make the Derp State think the Kremlin is paranoid and turning on each other, they’ve got the wrong man while their NATO-paid General-traitor is safe? I would. But at some point they would have to sideline the real threat, perhaps even without letting him know, or letting NATO know: just “Well, we re-shuffled the military brass, sorry but you’ve been moved to Archangel” then watch him there. Could be though. Generals are psychos who only think strategy and he may have felt his loyalty was to “Russia” and Putin was betraying Russia by pussy-footing around.

    “RFK Jr: “I’m proud that President Trump likes me … I want to bring people together.”

    Voting the greater of two goods. Between two White Hat teams, arranging so Trump voters can defect to vote in RFK. There are many peculiar items here. Ever hear the theory JFK Jr is alive? Was around the world for years off and on to demonstrate there was a White Hat initiative to select people and get them to sign on? Friends with Donald. Although the best choice, neither he nor especially his wife ever wanted anything to do with publicity. And would get killed by Hillary a 2nd time. So handing to somebody already there, a relative and Congressman, is next-best. Just a thought. If you follow the Hunger Games, he’s Finnick, an Irish name, handsome and popular, with a retiring wife he protects by trafficking in the only thing of value in a Commie-Capital world: Secrets.

    Second, as everything is a lie, we have the problem that DHS sent a report to all 14 branches about the 2020 election. It reportedly says the election was tampered (involving China aka Treason) and arguably Biden is not President. So like so many nations, we have a “real” government and a “Vichy” “Quisling” one. The military very obviously has a whole book of contingency plans for such events. Here’s the modern world though: WHY ADMIT IT? If you admit it, then Trump has to go on, through the expectant fences and barriers Pelosi put up in D.C. and start leveling American Cities which would spread. So why admit it at all? Unless you want 30 million people dead in 3 years. We did that last time in 1860: take a lesson.

    But IF, under this premise, THEN Trump is actually President and is supported only by a very small subset who has no need to admit it either. However, as legitimate government, they have to follow the legal rules the bad guys won’t. That’s what makes you “Good”. Now term limits has never been truly tested by USSC, but if I were him, and at his age, I’d use my potential to run dum-dums around the chessboard chasing their tails and expending their ammunition over me, exposing themselves, yet having no real intention of becoming President 3rd term. That means you need to hand it to somebody who will keep the game going without open war. RFK.

    Ideas. You do what you want.

    “Pfizer Vaccine Batches in the EU Were Placebos, Say Scientists (DS)

    It’s a straight-up depopulation program, but by honest lottery, which is what they tell themselves. They are the Alien Ant Farmers, saving the world of stupid people from themselves. (going into the upcoming Ice Age and CME) My thought is: “are you sure? You’re sure they didn’t tweak a leeeeeetle but more death-doses in Red States?” Exempt themselves like Newsome and Moosilini? (Needle never touched him on camera)

    ““This was organized crime. There’s no other way to define it,”
    • Comer: Overseas Payments To Biden Family Could Exceed $40M (NYP)

    No one cares. They like and support it. Hunter could screw little children on camera and have it published by the NY Post and…Oh. Wait.

    Garland should testify before the House. Simple.”

    I’ve got a better idea: Congress should stop flapping their useless gums and do something. Like AOC they’ll probably say, “Well, I don’t have any power.” Da fuq? What’d we send you for? Who DOES have the power then? What am I wasting time with you for? I’ll go talk to them.


    The Wreck of the Titan – no, not that one – was an 1898 book by Morgan Andrew Roberson in which a passenger liner, the Titan, struck an iceberg some 400 miles off Newfoundland and sank with all hands. In an eerie coincidence, fourteen years later an ocean liner called the Titanic struck an iceberg some 400 miles east of Newfoundland and sank, taking some 1,500 of its 2,208 passengers and crew to the bottom of the Atlantic. And so, Roberson’s book entered the panoply of strange tales, mysteries and conspiracy theories surrounding the ill-fated vessel.

    Was Roberson’s book a premonition? Almost certainly not… at least in the occult sense of the term. More likely, Roberson was just one of the few of his generation to be bright enough not to fall for the media hype of the time, and observant enough to understand that the “arms race” between a handful of transatlantic passenger shipping corporations was bound to end in tragedy sooner or later.

    Importantly though, ocean liners were a tried and tested technology. What did for the people on the Titanic was the age-old combination of cost-cutting and human error. Cost-cutting, especially, in the use of low-quality rivets which sheared on contact with the iceberg. And most fatal among the long list of human errors was that the crew had not been drilled to avoid the reflex instinct to steer away from any obstacle – if the ship had struck the iceberg head-on it would have survived.

    Fast-forward 111 years, and we have a new Titan. A home-brewed carbon fibre coffin just waiting for some uber-rich would be corpses to stump up the quarter of a million-dollar asking price for a one-way trip to the wreck of the Titanic. This was a level of lunacy above and beyond anything seen during the ocean liner frenzy at the end of the nineteenth century. Lunacy which without doubt stems from a deranged faith in technology which is a by-product of what used to be called information and communications technology (ITC) but is currently being hyped as AI.

    In any sane world, someone would have taken Stockton Rush to one side and told him to stick to making model aeroplanes. Except that someone – one of the few people employed by Rush who actually knew about submersibles – did try to do that and was fired for “mansplaining” or “whitesplaining” or some such. Because today, technologies don’t have to conform to the laws of physics or even have the slightest chance of actually working… all that is required is that we believe in them. And when – like Zuckerberg’s fast sinking metaverse – the technology doesn’t work, well:

    It’s just a prototype
    It will improve
    It is inevitable.
    There’s a fair chance that Rush said something along these lines every time water started dripping in through that rickety observation hatch or whenever that cheap game controller stopped working. And the media loved him for it. Because ever since Jeff Bezos started selling books online while Steve Jobs was paying slave labour in China to cram miniaturised ex-military technology into smartphones, we have fallen for the idea that supposedly visionary individuals can break through the wall of doubters to make the impossible come true.

    Never mind that it is impossible to take blood without a needle, the media loved Elizabeth Holmes. And the billionaires and ex-politicians fawned over her. Never mind that plenty of engineers have explained the stupidity of using solar panels to surface a road, the media fell in love with the Brusaws. Elon Musk’s hyperloop may be an engineering non-starter, but the media continues to tell us that it is just around the corner. Same goes for Musk’s battery electric haulage truck which, because of the battery weight-to-power problem, will never replace diesel trucks for big loads and/or long hauls.

    If, like Stockton Rush, these were just eccentric characters desperate to earn a Darwin Award, we might benefit in some small way from them. Except that far too many of them have reached positions of power and influence at the apex of the western stakeholder capitalist version of corporatism which bases its entire plan for the future upon a series of internet-based technologies which – like Rush’s self-identifying submersible – have absolutely zero chance of working in practice.

    Consider Ida Auken’s now infamous article:

    “First communication became digitized and free to everyone. Then, when clean energy became free, things started to move quickly. Transportation dropped dramatically in price. It made no sense for us to own cars anymore, because we could call a driverless vehicle or a flying car for longer journeys within minutes…”

    Set aside the impossibility of flying cars as anything more than an expensive novelty and the infantile idea that the infrastructure required to digitise everything could ever be free, and consider the Underpants Gnomes plan which is required to get us from where we are to those driverless cars. For the moment, most cars are privately owned and – as Auken and her colleagues are quick to point out – spend most of their time parked. We use cars as taxis for a public transport version of the same thing. And the big ITC revolution was the development of platforms like Uber and Lyft which allow someone with a smartphone to hail a cab at a moment’s notice.

    It is this “digitisation” of the taxi business, no doubt, that Auken imagines will lead us to the nirvana of self-driving cars. And, of course, many in the establishment media promote this view too. Except that this ignores two obvious truths about the Uber/Lyft platforms. The first concerns the nature of the internet itself, since it hasn’t really changed much from the days when it mostly involved geeks sharing pornographic images… not in the sense that it is all about porn, but more that what those geeks were doing is essentially what we all still do – connecting people who desire something with people who can supply it. Go right back to Amazon setting up its online bookshop to supply a far broader range of books than even the biggest bookshop of the day could have offered. Or the early Google understanding that what people needed was a means of connecting to the things they wanted… a search engine, if you will. Even Facebook connecting people to like-minded people was bound to emerge in some form or another. And that’s the point, in essence, the internet was – and is – a global-scale dating agency.

    What about the second truth? That is the one which Uber rose to prominence on the back of… cheap labour. The internet has always involved a race to the bottom, in which we seek out the best bargains while the corporations go about finding the cheapest means – which usually involves sweatshops in Asia or Sub-Saharan Africa – of meeting our requirements. The beauty of the Uber business model was that it was a taxi firm which didn’t own any cars. And its real customers weren’t the passengers but rather the desperate gig workers in a growing precariat who – once owning and maintaining their own cars was taken into account – earned far less than the minimum wage.

    Somehow, in the Auken/WEF transition to the brave new automated communist future, internet platforms whose success comes precisely from not owning the things they supply – think Airbnb – have to turn full-circle an invest in what are still (far) over-the-horizon technologies. But why would they? Currently a top of the range Tesla costs around £60,000. Add perhaps another £20,000 for the self-driving technology – assuming they can ever get it to the point that it doesn’t indiscriminately slaughter cyclists and pedestrians – and then multiply that by the 260,700 cars currently operating for private hire in the UK, and that’s a £20bn bill just to purchase the self-driving cars. On top of that is the cost for insurance, tax and maintenance. Why would anyone in their right mind even contemplate such an outlay when you can simply pay a gig-driver next to nothing to drive people around in their own car?

    This is the fundamental point about internet-based businesses… they’re cheap to set up, and so require relatively little investment when compared to making things happen in the real world. This is the flaw at the heart of the technocratic green new deal/internet/AI project. It fails to consider the steps – and cost – involved in getting us from where we are to where we are intended to be. In the real world, it takes more than a decade to bring a gigawatt of electricity capacity – whether windfarm or nuclear plant – online, whereas politicians seem to believe that terawatts can be conjured up within a single electoral cycle. Worse still – particularly here in the UK – more generating capacity is being taken offline as it reaches the end of its lifespan than is being added, so that we are increasingly dependent upon imported energy from a Europe which has a growing energy crisis of its own.

    It is for this reason that, in the end, Herr Schwab’s promised internet-connected refrigerators, Auken’s self-driving flying cars, BlackRock’s digital social credit scoring, and the central bankers’ programable digital currencies are all going the same way as Stockton Rush’s imploding submersible. Because the virtual world turns out to be a place where impossible dreams appear to work even as the energy-starved infrastructure which allows it to exist crumbles to dust.



    The Irish slave past was lost on none of the Kennedy’s. The murder of powerful Irish by deep state operatives from the Anglo aristocrats has a possible re-boot but I hope not.

    Kerry Wilson

    The Darwin Awards are about to open up a new category!


    @ Voracious Poet

    I laugh at it all, because it really is so damn funny.
    You have to laugh, or you’d cry.
    We hairless apes are so fucking dumb.

    We inject ourselves with poison, we eat poison, we’re literally swimming in poison.

    You know it’s carcinogenic, I know it’s carcinogenic, but the WHO only says ‘possible’.
    What a hoot!

    Drink up!

    Aspartame sweetener to be declared possible cancer risk by WHO, say reports



    Its true
    I saw it on TV
    (Manipulation of facts)
    Putin “is clearly losing the war in Iraq.”- Biden
    “Ukraine is winning”
    I didn’t see it on TV
    • US Hawks Lose Momentum Amid Faltering Ukrainian Counteroffensive (Sp.)
    It must be a Russian lie

    Fact Check: What Was Real Spot of Russia’s Strike in Kramatorsk


    Vaccines fuck you up.



    The Clotshot has produced wide, wide spread cognitive disorders, mind fog, etc on top of the highest consumption of anti-aniety drugs on planet earth in the Empire of Lies

    This is getting typical



    Anxiety not aniety, see I’ve got some too!




    Holding IMPOSING a peace summit without Moscow


    The Basic Rule of Law

    It’s Gone Baby in the Empire of Lies

    Nice touch flipping the finger to the cops at the end



    I left my heart in San FranShitsco

    Imagine every car in the parking lot




    With Pedo Joe’s blend of senility and criminal venal sin, Rope a Dope Pope Francis tips his Satanic hand to a real artist and Fellow Traveler




    Nothing will function going forward in the Empire of Lies until the basic rule of law is Restored


    What they can look forward to in jail



    So they DO plan to say- hey, Trump can’t serve a third term!

    The placebos are there to confuse observers and keep the adverse events down. I also maintain that they couldn’t possibly have manufactured enough real stuff to put into billions of doses. (See Sasha Latypova). People have wondered -why have so many escaped seemingly unharmed? Now we know. Also, saline would have made it easier to give the second, third, fourth… shots, as well as create the gang of recipients who smugly state that THEY haven’t had any adverse effects, so what’s the big deal?


    ON, “I’m proud that President Trump likes me … I want to bring people together.” R F Kennedy, at top post.

    There might be some hope for ‘democratic’ ppl ‘power’ wins in the USA, if, for example, the populist appeals of RFK Junior (horribly confused, to put mildly, imho, other story) and those of Trump (more consistent on BIZ, competition, but not tops on much of anything.. other) joined together.

    Kennedy could clarion, my VP will be Trump.

    Trump could declare, I will consider Kennedy for VP, watch this show, 3 days later, YAY! Kennedy is my pick…

    Of course that will never happen, as the ‘fabricated’ opposition between factions serves to keep maybe about, idk, 150 + million people (USA adults.. just off the cuff) d-ee-lighted to sit and watch TV and blame and hate, Trump, or Kennedy, or some local pol, and never take any political action at all.

    The good news is that US hegemony is crumbling.


    Putin got the message.

    Canada to add 15 Leopard tanks, 130 troops to NATO battlegroup in Latvia

    Canada to add 15 Leopard tanks, 130 troops to NATO battlegroup in Latvia
    By Sarah Ritchie

    The Canadian Armed Forces will deploy 15 Leopard 2 battle tanks and about 131 personnel to a NATO force in Latvia by next spring, Defence Minister Anita Anand said Friday.

    Anand made the announcement from Brussels, where she was meeting with defence ministers from countries that support Ukraine’s efforts to fight Russia’s invasion.

    The tanks and support vehicles will come from Gagetown, N.B., and Edmonton.

    “There will be 15 Leopard 2 A4M tanks, two armoured recovery vehicles and then a variety of maintenance and fuel and supply and transport vehicles,” Anand said, adding the deployment will consist of a total of 50 vehicles, including the tanks.

    Canada already leads a 10-country NATO battlegroup in Latvia, with about 700 Canadian troops.

    The military alliance has battle groups in Bulgaria, Estonia, Hungary, Latvia, Lithuania, Poland, Romania and Slovakia in response to Russia’s invasion of Ukraine. Members agreed at the 2022 summit in Brussels to a new model that will involve more high-readiness troops and brigade-size formations in the area.

    At the time, Anand announced that she had signed a deal with Latvia to scale up the 2,000-person battle group to a deployment-ready brigade of about 4,000 troops. The details of those contributions have not been finalized, more than a year later.
    Stoltenberg says summit won’t invite Ukraine to join NATO
    06/19/2023June 19, 2023
    The talks focused on the upcoming NATO summit, scheduled to take place on July 11-12 in the Lithuanian capital, Vilnius.

    The summit will largely be focused on the Russian war of aggression in Ukraine.
    NATO chief offers Vilnius summit preview at White House
    Secretary-General Jens Stoltenberg vowed to ‘sustain and step up’ support for Ukraine as it faces Russian invasion.

    13 Jun 2023
    Outgoing NATO Secretary-General Jens Stoltenberg has met with top United States officials at the White House, offering a preview of topics for an upcoming alliance summit in Vilnius, Lithuania.

    He also underscored the need to send a strong message to Russian President Vladimir Putin, who has championed his country’s full-scale invasion of Ukraine since its launch in February 2022.


    Last night/late post offered at #137977 by VP – The David Lynch video (16 minutes) on Transcendental Meditation, is excellent. It clearly presents a solution/Way forward in response to our current condition(s).

    It would be beneficial to hear your comments on the content of this contribution. We spend lots of time identifying the impact(s) of the problem(s) and not so much on what WE can do to change course.

    What if – the process of TM (Transcendental Meditation) resulted in TRANSFORMATION as the video describes? Can you see how that is possible?

    Access to/awareness of your TRUE NATURE (my words), goodness/creativity/LOVE – is yours by releasing the forces of fear. The video says that we are powerful when we are not in fear. TM is a practice that helps you experience infinite goodness, creativity, and LOVE.

    The video also makes it clear that your inner reality is your outer reality. Your thoughts?

    TM is for everyone – but almost no one will initiate and sustain the effort needed. No one can do it for you, you have to do it for yourSELF. Personally, I find the challenge + the potential of transformation compelling. My own experience reveals that it works.

    LOVE to all WISDOM Seekers.


    Lady With A Fan

    While the fire light’s aglow
    Strange shadows from the flames will grow
    Til things we’ve never seen
    Will seem familiar…


    France is burning up again, Riots, after a 17-yr-old was shot and killed by Police.

    This brief ‘view’ from the MSM “Le Monde” shows that explosions of violence happened all over the country. This was all last night, 28 – 29 June. Video.


    This isn’t terribly new, far more disturbances — Huge damages to property, ppl injured for life, and more, from the Gilets Jaunes protests, and even well before, burning up cars in the banlieues is a tradition.

    But now things are coming to a head, mostly because the Macron Gvmt. is clueless and can’t deal with the violence.

    They can’t up *Repression* though some trials and more arms etc. are floated, and some factions want that, but then, heh, you have to admit that France is a police state with vicious controls. arbitrary detention, etc.

    As for appeasement and negotiation, Macron has toed that line with Gilets Jaunes up to a point (imho none of the concessions won by the G. J. were of any use) and this success on the part of Macron, at a fakey throw to the peasants, was felt like a victory by the Gvmt. Of course, that was only a temporary stay, until the next wave of protests, like now.

    So the Macron Gvmt. will limp along, between Repression and State violence, and Concessions to Appease, it has no consistent analysis, no plan, map, for doing the best for its citizens.


    All in today’s news.
    Are you kidding me ……?

    Tributes pour in for much-loved Scots singer who died suddenly on way to bed

    Brit tourist, 37, dies in Menorca after suddenly falling ill next to his girlfriend in hotel bed

    Police were called to Wood Street as 11.30am today (June 29) to reports of a sudden death.

    TVASSF (all slain in their youth)


    Germ is demonstrating (a non-action word)

    Synonyms for suddenly
    on a sudden
    all of a sudden
    right away
    right off
    full tilt


    IgG4 Antibodies Induced by Repeated Vaccination May Generate Immune Tolerance to the SARS-CoV-2 Spike Protein

    Less than a year after the global emergence of the coronavirus SARS-CoV-2, a novel vaccine platform based on mRNA technology was introduced to the market. Globally, around 13.38 billion COVID-19 vaccine doses of diverse platforms have been administered. To date, 72.3% of the total population has been injected at least once with a COVID-19 vaccine. As the immunity provided by these vaccines rapidly wanes, their ability to prevent hospitalization and severe disease in individuals with comorbidities has recently been questioned, and increasing evidence has shown that, as with many other vaccines, they do not produce sterilizing immunity, allowing people to suffer frequent re-infections. Additionally, recent investigations have found abnormally high levels of IgG4 in people who were administered two or more injections of the mRNA vaccines. HIV, Malaria, and Pertussis vaccines have also been reported to induce higher-than-normal IgG4 synthesis. Overall, there are three critical factors determining the class switch to IgG4 antibodies: excessive antigen concentration, repeated vaccination, and the type of vaccine used. It has been suggested that an increase in IgG4 levels could have a protecting role by preventing immune over-activation, similar to that occurring during successful allergen-specific immunotherapy by inhibiting IgE-induced effects. However, emerging evidence suggests that the reported increase in IgG4 levels detected after repeated vaccination with the mRNA vaccines may not be a protective mechanism; rather, it constitutes an immune tolerance mechanism to the spike protein that could promote unopposed SARS-CoV2 infection and replication by suppressing natural antiviral responses. Increased IgG4 synthesis due to repeated mRNA vaccination with high antigen concentrations may also cause autoimmune diseases, and promote cancer growth and autoimmune myocarditis in susceptible individuals.



    According to the NYT the missile that hit Kramatorks destroyed the Ria Lounge Bar. You can find the Ria Lounge Bar on google maps and see the surrounding buildings.
    Here is a NY Times Picture of the missile strike. Something doesn’t add up.

    John Day

    Testing, testing ..Can’t upload.

    That uploaded. I’ll try this: https://drjohnsblog.substack.com/p/moral-agency-in-the-days-of-covid

    John Day

    This is most odd. I can’t upload a simple essay without any links…

    John Day

    half an essay:

    Wikipedia: “Moral Agency is an individual’s ability to make moral choices based on some notion of right and wrong and to be held accountable for these actions.”
    “A Moral Agent is ‘a being who is capable of acting with reference to right and wrong.'” https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Moral_agency

    A moral-agent will be at odds with an autocrat at the point where the autocrat commands the moral agent to perform an immoral act. This antagonism between individual morality and hierarchy was examined at the Nuremberg Trials and at the Trial of Lieutenant William Calley, following the Mai Lai Massacre in Vietnam.

    For a hierarchy or an autocrat to gain powers over life, death, property and to enslave free people it is necessary for moral agents to relinquish their decision-making about the morality of commands to the commanding authority. The commanding authority, such as a government or religious organization typically cites a “higher moral purpose” or “divine authority” to absolve the subservient-moral-agent of responsibility for actions which would be immoral in typical human interactions.

    Murder has historically been justified on religious grounds, with the souls of the murdered either being “saved” or remitted to “god” for judgement of their “sins against god”. Murder and theft of property and land are also justified by nation-states by saying that the human victims were plotting the murder of the citizens of the nation-state, and had also stolen what was rightfully-theirs. The crimes are cast as “self defense”.

    These calls upon higher-authority absolve the former-moral-agent of responsibility for selfish and unjust actions, because they are not-personally selfish, but are “unselfish”, serving the “highest good”, which happens to profit the hierarchy. The moral-hazard to actors in the hierarchy, autocrats and bureaucrats, is that they profit from immoral acts, which are abstracted in their thoughts, far removed from any personal experience of their horrors.

    Human moral-agents may resist calls to higher moral authority, particularly if they are accustomed to acting morally, valuing the freedom, well-being and personal possessions of others as highly, and in the same way as they would value their own.

    Hierarchies typically seek to diminish human moral agency by abstracting it, and reducing it to bureaucratic protocols, which appear arbitrary, if not strictly “fair”. “Just-going-by-the-book” is the position of a human who has relinquished moral agency in the work setting. Another technique to disengage moral agency is to nudge humans towards dishonest acts, perhaps as trivial as marking a 20 page legal document as “read”, when given 30 seconds to do so.

    Within a rules-based bureaucracy, some humans may be re-defined as “suspects”, a form of sub-human, devoid of usual human rights, or as “unvaccinated”, and therefore subject to firing and exclusion from society.

    The naming of classes of sub-humans, to be shunned, disparaged by upright citizens, then denied basic rights to due-process under the law, and bodily autonomy, become critical when a member of society is forced to choose a favorable designation, or to accept losses for choosing the unfavorable designation.
    With the COVID vaccine-mandates, people were subjected to a greater-good moral argument for a year before the blaming of “the unvaccinated” began. This was phased in faster in some places than others, but media virtue-signalling of the “vaccinated” was pervasive.

    John Day

    I have tried multiple times to upload the second half of that essay, with no links. I’ll break it up into little bites…

    The “unvaccinated” were guilt-tripped for “killing grandma”, and were blamed as leper-pariahs when the “vaccines” failed to protect good “vaccinated” people from the COVID contagion. In the US people with jobs were more likely to receive COVID “vaccines”, often offered to them at work, or as a condition of continued employment, and without “informed consent” regarding side effects including myocarditis, miscarriage, autoimmune disease, neurological disorders, bleeding disorders and death, which were already well known to the manufacturers, the CDC and the Defense Department in the US. This was a nudge to relinquish bodily autonomy as if accepting a “gift”.

    Once the decision had been made to accept the injections, the recipient was made to feel more moral than those selfish cowards who had rejected the “gift” through moral weakness. This was broadly effective, particularly in the medical professions, except for a small minority who chose to be fired for the principle of bodily-autonomy. These people, like the Nurses at Methodist Hospital in Houston, took a Gandhian stance of principled civil-disobedience. Overnight they went from being “heroes” to “deplorables”. Many people who had reservations about the rush to “get a needle in every arm” saw this as unjust, which weakened the control-narrative of the bureaucracy and the media.

    John Day

    The last 3 paragraphs just won’t upoad. Let’s try one…

    Also weakening the vaccine-only control-narrative was the growing population of people who had received ivermectin or hydroxychloroquine based early treatment for COVID, or the cases when courts forced hospitals to allow ivermectin provision to hospitalized patients on ventilators, who “were expected to die anyway”, and they survived to return home.

    John Day


    Tractor Supply Company sold vast quantities of ivermectin “horse paste” since fall of 2021, and is still selling it, for all of those 160# horses that Americans love so much. This silent civil-disobedience illustrates a strong undercurrent of growing distrust of governmental control-narratives, perhaps similar to that which formed against the Vietnam War in 1968. The Tet offensive in Vietnam at the beginning of that year crystallized the resolve of quiet Americans who had been suspicious that the war was immoral, and that they were being lied to by President Johnson. Will another morally crystallizing event arise this year?

    John Day

    “thuree” …

    Dr. Marian Laderoute asks “When will the Sudden Adult Death Syndrome (SADS) End?” and adds that “the excess all-cause mortality remains high even when by June 19, 2023 there are zero COVID-19 deaths per million for these 5 countries”. https://hervk102.substack.com/p/when-will-the-sudden-adult-death

    John Day

    Will it take one link at a time?

    Charles Hugh Smith asks (and explores in detail) How Did Someone Like Me Get Shadow-Banned?
    Given my adherence to journalistic standards, I wonder: how did someone like me get shadow-banned?
    The standard cause (or excuse) for being overtly banned is “distributing misinformation.” This charge is never specific; something you posted “violates our community standards,” or equivalent broad-brush language.
    Shadow-banning is even more pernicious because you’re not even notified that your visibility to others has been restricted or dropped to zero. You see your post, but nobody else does.

    John Day

    Will even this one excerpt and link load (trying, trying, trying..)

    ​The European Media Freedom Act envisages installing spyware on journalists’ phones for the sake of “national security”.
    ​ ​”There is no legitimate reason to spy on journalists,” Lucy Komisar, an investigative journalist based in New York, told Sputnik.
    ​ ​”Remember, this law targets people identified as journalists, not as spies or terrorists or criminals. Journalism is not a crime, unless Julian Assange does it. The real reason is to protect government officials from journalists reporting on officials’ misguided policies, abuses and corruption. It’s quite ironic in view of the EU’s self-congratulatory rules trumpeted as protecting peoples’ data from tech companies.

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