Jul 232023

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Zelensky Carries Out ‘Polonization’ Of Ukraine – Duma Speaker (TASS)
Russia on the Grain Deal at the UN Security Council (Combate)
Kiev Used Grain Deal To Stock Up On Military Supplies – Russia (RT)
West Driven By “Impotent Rage” – Moscow (RT)
China Overtaking US – Orban (RT)
Western Firms Reluctant To Pull Out Of Russia Despite Sanctions – Orban (TASS)
Washington Becoming Weary of Zelensky’s Never-Ending Demands For Aid (Sp.)
Japan Doesn’t Want to Fight for Taiwan and Neither Do Other US Allies (Sp.)
Lockheed Martin Predicts Strong Profits as Global Instability Rises (LI)
Hunter Biden Expected To Face Up To 10 Criminal Referrals (ZH)
New BRICS Currency Boosts Gold & Destroys Dollar – Jim Rickards (USAW)
Tyranny of the Minority (Turley)
The Downfall of Blobism (Kunstler)





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Will he give it away before they come take it?

Zelensky Carries Out ‘Polonization’ Of Ukraine – Duma Speaker (TASS)

Ukrainian President Vladimir Zelensky is carrying out “polonization” of Ukraine in hopes that this would allow him to stay in power for longer, Russian State Duma Speaker Vyacheslav Volodin said on his Telegram channel. “Zelensky is carrying out a process of polonization [capture of Ukraine by Poland – TASS] of his country, hoping that, in return, his masters [Washington and Brussels – TASS] will allow him to stay in power for longer,” he said. To that extent, a law was adopted that effectively equals Poles to Ukrainians, providing them with the same set of rights – stay without permission, employment, education, medical service and even some allowances, the official added.

According to Volodin, Ukrainians are being expelled from their homes in Sumy and Chernigov regions, which border Russia, as the authorities seek to replace them with Polish migrants, loyal to the neo-Nazi regime. Ukrainian citizens are also being forced to use Polish language instead of Russian; orthodox Christianity is being persecuted, with Ukrainians being converted to Catholicism, the Duma Speaker underscored. “Meanwhile, a 25-thousand military force comprised mostly of Polish and Lithuanian armed soldiers, ready to occupy Western Ukraine, has been established. The Poles want to take back what they consider their historic lands – the Eastern Borderlands. They do not need Ukrainian citizens on these territories,” Volodin noted.

He stated that, according to the ideology of Washington and Brussels, hundreds of thousands of Ukrainian people must die at the frontline (with growing amounts of weapons being shipped to Ukraine to that extent), while the rest must lose their national identity. In order to meet this goal, “Poland’s imperial ambitions” are being used. “Washington and Brussels will continue waging the war until the last Ukrainian,” Volodin concluded.

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Twitter thread. More land given away:

“..the owners of a significant part of Ukrainian arable land (more than 17 million hectares) are Western corporations Cargill, DuPont and Monsanto.”

Did they pay Zelensky personally?

Russia on the Grain Deal at the UN Security Council (Combate)

“Most of you expressed, in one way or another, disappointment at the termination of the so-called grain deal that provided for exports of Ukrainian grain to global markets. I have a question to you. What was it that you expected? From the very start, we have been drawing everyone’s attention to the fact that the initiative did not meet the initially proclaimed goal and was gaining a well-defined commercial nature. In fact, from the very beginning, developed countries have taken the lead among those buying food from Ukraine. However, no steps were taken to remedy this trend. During the Black Sea Initiative, a total of 32.8 million tonnes of cargo was exported, of which more than 70% went to high- and upper-middle-income countries, including the European Union. The poorest states, notably Ethiopia, Yemen, Afghanistan, Sudan, and Somalia, accounted for less than 3%…

Such geography and commercialization of an initially humanitarian initiative is easily explained by the fact that the owners of a significant part of Ukrainian arable land (more than 17 million hectares) are Western corporations Cargill, DuPont and Monsanto. They bought up Ukrainian land after Kiev lifted a 20-year moratorium on its sale at the request of the IMF and became the main beneficiaries of Ukrainian grain exports. On the other hand, the Europeans who buy Ukrainian food at dumping prices then process it at home and resell as ready-to-consume goods with high added value. In other words, they earn twice. What does this have to do with the task of getting food delivered to the poorest countries, about which we have heard again today?”

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“A large number of Ukrainian soldiers and foreign mercenaries have also been stationed in the areas protected under the deal..”

Kiev Used Grain Deal To Stock Up On Military Supplies – Russia (RT)

Ukraine has used the Black Sea grain deal to accumulate sizable military and fuel supplies, Russian Deputy Ambassador to the UN Dmitry Polyansky told the organization’s Security Council (UNSC) on Friday. EU nations have also exploited the agreement to reap profits from cheap Ukrainian food products, he said. Since the UN-facilitated deal was introduced a year ago, “the Kiev regime has built up significant military and industrial [supplies], as well as fuel… storage capacities in the areas near its Black Sea ports,” the diplomat said during a UNSC meeting convened after Russia’s decision to withdraw from the agreement.

A large number of Ukrainian soldiers and foreign mercenaries have also been stationed in the areas protected under the deal, he said, adding that Russia could “remedy this situation” now that it has left the deal. The Ukrainian military did not hesitate to use the humanitarian corridors reserved for the grain shipments to launch attacks on the Russian military and civilian targets, Polyansky said, adding that neither the UN nor Western nations had reacted to such attacks in any way. “Do you just want us to put up with it?” asked the envoy. The Russian military repeatedly reported on Ukrainian attempts to strike targets in Crimea with both aerial and naval drones, which were mostly thwarted by Russian defense systems.

In May, Moscow stated that the Ukrainian forces had taken advantage of the grain corridors to stage attacks on Crimea. The deal itself, which was initially touted as a humanitarian initiative aimed at helping the poorest nations to avoid a food crisis, was ultimately “commercialized” by the West, Polyansky said. “Europeans, who buy Ukrainian food products at give-away prices, then process them and re-sell them as manufactured goods with high added value,” he continued, adding that EU nations are “benefiting twice” from the deal. “Tell me, where is the goal of providing the poorest nations with food here?” he asked.

Moscow has repeatedly stressed that only a tiny percentage of the grain exported from Ukraine as part of the agreement has been shipped to such nations, while the bulk of it has ended up in Europe. On Friday, Italian Defense Minister Guido Crosetto also stated that “95% of exported Ukrainian grain does not go to Africa.” He blamed this for rising food prices on the continent, which were “destabilizing regions that are already in difficulty.” The US Department of Agriculture also said in its July report that almost half of all Ukrainian wheat exports ended up in the EU after the grain deal was struck. Türkiye imported almost a quarter of Ukraine’s wheat over the same period, and only roughly one-fifth went to the “rest of the world,” the report showed.

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“Western leaders are suffering from “megalomania and inferiority complex” at the same time, which is a “dangerous mix..”

West Driven By “Impotent Rage” – Moscow (RT)

The geopolitical decisions of the US and its allies are being dictated by “impotent rage” over the West’s dwindling influence on the global stage, Russia’s Deputy Foreign Minister Sergey Ryabkov has stated. Following his meeting with members of the Alexander Gorchakov Public Diplomacy Fund in Moscow on Friday, Ryabkov was asked to comment on this week’s hearing at the US House Committee on Foreign Affairs, during which some participants suggested that the strengthening of Russia’s ties with Africa was a result of mistakes committed by Washington. In response, the deputy foreign minister broadly criticized the policies pursued by the US and its allies on the international arena, suggesting that the Western countries have been “making one mistake after another.”

“Their path over the past few years is a path of mistakes and suffering – suffering from their own deficiency in international affairs – from their inability to combine their ambitions, their high expectations that everybody around should obey them, with what they see in reality,” he argued. Ryabkov went on to describe the West’s behavior on the international stage as being driven by “impotent rage.” The diplomat said he senses “deep geopolitical volatility and offendedness” in the decisions made by the US and its allies. Western leaders are suffering from “megalomania and inferiority complex” at the same time, which is a “dangerous mix,” Ryabkov stressed.

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“..today, instead of American dominance, there are two suns in the sky..”

China Overtaking US – Orban (RT)

The world is facing the biggest power shift in decades, with the US poised to lose its leading position to China, Hungarian Prime Minister Viktor Orban said on Saturday. This could result in a major conflict between Washington and Beijing unless the US accepts that it cannot be the “winner” forever, he warned. “[China] has become a manufacturing powerhouse and is now overtaking America,” Orban said in his annual speech in the town of Baile Tusnad in Romania’s Eastern Transylvania. In just 30 years, China has undergone the industrial revolution that took the West around three centuries, the Hungarian prime minister said, adding that America is about to say ‘goodbye’ to its status as the world’s only superpower.

Beijing is also challenging the values Washington seeks to portray as universal, Orban said. China considers American values to be a “hostile ideology,” he said, adding that “there is some truth in it.” Such a development would certainly not sit well with Washington, which will want to remain “on top of the world” forever, Orban warned. He said attempts to challenge existing hegemony had led to major conflict on multiple occasions in human history. “There are no eternal winners and eternal losers,” he added. A conflict between the two great powers is likely but not unavoidable, the Hungarian leader believes. The world needs to find a new balance, and the two opposing parties should recognize each other as equals, he said.

Major nations have to “accept that, today, instead of American dominance, there are two suns in the sky,” Orban added. He also painted a grim picture of Europe’s future by saying it’s about to lose its dominant position in the global economy. Orban blamed the West’s anti-Russian policies for this development. The EU is already “rich but weak,” he said, adding that it would further lose its competitive advantages as a result of its determination to impose sanctions on Russia. The idea that Russia can be separated from the world economy through various restrictions is an “illusion,” he warned. The EU has already witnessed the results of its erroneous decisions, Orban said, adding that “others buy Russian energy instead of us, and we pay more for energy than ever before.”

According to Orban, the UK and Italy would drop out of the world’s top ten economies, and Germany would fall to 10th place, down from its current fourth position. A significant part of the European economy is still linked to Russia despite all the rhetoric about sanctions, he said. Hungary has emerged as one of the major critics of Western policies amid the ongoing conflict between Moscow and Kiev. Budapest has repeatedly called for a ceasefire and peace deal in Ukraine, and has criticized the EU for sending arms to Kiev. In June, Orban told the German tabloid Bild that a Ukrainian victory on the battlefield was “impossible.” Hungary has also insisted that anti-Russia sanctions are hurting Europe more than they hurt Russia.

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“..the European Union countries had annually paid about 300 billion euros for oil and gas, whereas they paid 653 billion euros last year..”

Western Firms Reluctant To Pull Out Of Russia Despite Sanctions – Orban (TASS)

Western companies are not willing to leave Russia despite the sanctions, as they understand that Russia’s economy will still remain part of the global one, Hungarian Prime Minister Viktor Orban said on Saturday in his speech at the Free University and the summer student camp in the Romanian town of Baile Tusnad (Harghita County) in Transylvania. The prime minister said that, according to his information, 88% of pharmaceutical, 79% of mining, 70% of energy and 77% of other European industrial companies that were operating in Russia at the beginning of 2022 were still staying in the country. “Of the 1,400 major Western companies, only 8.5% have left Russia,” said Orban, whose speech was aired by Hungarian television channel M1. According to the prime minister, foreign companies paid $3.5 billion to the Russian budget in 2022.

The prime minister said that there is an attempt to “disconnect Russia” from the European economy through sanctions in order to exert political pressure on Moscow. However, he is convinced that this will not have the desired effect, since Russia’s economy is intertwined with the rest of the world, including in the energy sector. “Somebody else is buying Russian raw materials, while we are suffering from military inflation and losing our competitiveness,” he said. Orban pointed out that before sanctions were imposed on Russia, the European Union countries had annually paid about 300 billion euros for oil and gas, whereas they paid 653 billion euros last year. Europe will not be able to compete with the rest of the world as long as energy supplies are twice as expensive as they used to be, Orban believes.

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“..while also deciding to view Zelensky at ground level instead atop a pedestal.”

Washington Becoming Weary of Zelensky’s Never-Ending Demands For Aid (Sp.)

American officials are growing tired of the demands that Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelensky continues to make with regard to Western support for Kiev, Douglas MacKinnon, a former special assistant for policy and communications at the Pentagon, wrote in an opinion piece for a US media outlet. MacKinnon pointed out in his Saturday article for The Hill, citing sources, that US President Joe Biden “lashed out” at Zelensky in June 2022, yelling that the Ukrainian leader “should be showing more gratitude for the billions in aid he was getting from the United States via the American people.” Asked about Zelensky’s never-ending demands for US aid, a former high-level Pentagon official told MacKinnon that Western support is not infinite.

“Zelensky is acting like a spoiled, petulant child who gets everything he wants and it’s still not enough. Many in the U.S. government and many of our citizens are growing tired of his act. I can assure you he is burning bridges in Europe as well. There is only so much money and good will to go around,” the former Pentagon official said. MacKinnon emphasized that more and more Americans are becoming unsupportive of the continued US aid to Kiev and this trend is likely to grow, “as the American people take a harder look at the horrific consequences of the war while also deciding to view Zelensky at ground level instead atop a pedestal.”

Earlier this week, media reported that Washington was planning to announce a new package of military assistance for Ukraine worth up to $400 million. The new package, which could be announced as early as next week, could include artillery munitions, air defense missiles and ground vehicles for Ukraine’s ongoing counteroffensive. Earlier this month, the US Defense Department announced a new security assistance package to Kiev worth $1.3 billion that for the first time included 155mm cluster artillery rounds.

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Japan risks becoming both the rock and the hard place.

Japan Doesn’t Want to Fight for Taiwan and Neither Do Other US Allies (Sp.)

Despite Japan bolstering its military capabilities under the nation’s new Defense Buildup Program, it appears to have zero appetite to engage in direct confrontation with China over Taiwan, Western media and think tanks say. US military facilities in Okinawa, Japan, might play a central role in any Taiwan crisis, according to the Western press. Moreover, American military analysts have almost unanimously agreed that Japan is “the most likely US ally to contribute troops” in a potential US conflict with China over the island. Back in October 2021, War on the Rocks, a US online media outlet, quoted a Japanese poll which appeared to indicate that 74% of respondents would support their government’s military engagement in the Taiwan Strait against China.

The report further speculated about the possibilities of circumventing the country’s Constitution, which limits Japan’s ability to participate in conflicts. Bold statements made by some Japanese officials also seemed to confirm Tokyo’s resolve. One of them, former Minister of Defense Yasuhide Nakayama, insisted in June 2021 that Taiwan is a “red line” and that “we have to protect Taiwan as a democratic country.” Japan and Taiwan are geographically close and any possible military actions over the island could potentially affect Japan’s Okinawa prefecture, Nakayama argued at the time. The People’s Republic of China, which considers Taiwan its inalienable part, has repeatedly stated that it is going to reunite with the island peacefully, referring to years of fruitful collaboration with the former Taiwanese government formed by members of Kuomintang Party.

The Kuomintang can make a spectacular comeback during the Taiwanese general elections, scheduled for January 2024. The party’s victory could nip the fuss around Taiwan’s secessionism and potential conflict in the bud. Even US lawmakers admit it, considering the Kuomintang’s win a potential “threat” to Washington’s plans in the Asia-Pacific. [..] The unfolding situation has apparently given shivers to the Japanese leadership. The Wall Street Journal broke on Monday that the Japanese government is ready to give permission to the US to use bases in Japan in the case of conflict over Taiwan, but Tokyo’s own participation is unlikely. Per the report, Washington invited Tokyo to consider using its Self-Defense Forces, especially the Maritime Self-Defense Force for hunting for Chinese submarines around the island of Taiwan and for other military missions.

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What Ukraine is really about.

Lockheed Martin Predicts Strong Profits as Global Instability Rises (LI)

Lockheed Martin believes global instability is driving demand and sees an increase in annual profits. Washington’s proxy war in Ukraine has caused an increase in arms spending among NATO members, boosting weapons makers’ stock prices. On Tuesday, Lockheed raised its annual profit and sales outlook on strong demand for military equipment. After making the announcement, the company’s stock price increased by one percent. Reuters reports, “[Lockheed] expects full-year net sales to be between $66.25 billion and $66.75 billion, up from its earlier forecast of $65 billion to $66 billion.”

The billions in profit are driven by sales of big-ticket systems like the F-35. However, Lockheed has struggled to produce F-35s that can perform its promised abilities. In May, the government found the planes’ engines have a serious problem dealing with heat. “The F-35’s engine lacks the ability to properly manage the heat generated by the aircraft’s systems,” POGO reported. “That increases the engine’s wear, and auditors now estimate the extra maintenance will add $38 billion to the program’s life-cycle costs.” The arms maker has additionally experienced a boost in demand for smaller systems, like the Javelin anti-tank missile. The White House has shipped thousands of Javelin systems to Kiev since Joe Biden took office.

As well as predicting future success, Lockheed announced it beat expectations regarding quarterly sales. According to Reuters, “Quarterly net sales rose 8.1% to $16.69 billion, beating expectations of $15.92 billion.” Last year, Ian Bond, director of foreign policy at the Centre for European Reform, described the surge in the market for weapons as the highest since the Cold War. “This is certainly the biggest increase in defense spending in Europe since the end of the Cold War,” he said. Prior to the Russian invasion of Ukraine, Lockheed’s stock price traded below $340 a share, the price increased to over $450 within a few months. On Thursday, Lockheed’s stock was valued at $456 per sale.

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How do you keep Joe out of the story?

Hunter Biden Expected To Face Up To 10 Criminal Referrals (ZH)

The Chairman of the House Oversight and Accountability Committee, James Comer (R-KY), says he plans to file “between six and 10 criminal referrals” against Hunter Biden once his committee finishes its investigation into the Biden family’s business dealings. According to the NY Post, the charges would include sex trafficking a woman across state lines for prostitution. “The Democrats kept saying, ‘Oh, we don’t have any evidence. You don’t have any evidence.’ Well, [Rep. Marjorie Taylor Greene] showed them evidence,” Comer told Fox Business in an interview, referring to a sexually graphic image printed on a poster from Hunter Biden’s laptop, in which he’s stuffing his manhood into a prostitute’s mouth who was allegedly paid for with company funds.

“She showed them evidence of the president’s son committing a crime, violating the Mann Act,” said Comer, adding “She showed the plane tickets, she showed the pictures, she showed the evidence. You know, there’s no question he violated it. That’s another thing that he could have been charged with.” Comer also said that the referrals could include violations of the Foreign Agents Registration Act (FARA). “He was money laundering,” said Comer. “He was racketeering. He committed wire fraud. He violated the Mann Act. The list goes on and on and on.”

Meanwhile, Sen. Chuck Grassley (R-IA) on Thursday released an unclassified FBI document in which a confidential human source lays out an alleged bribery scheme involving Joe and Hunter Biden, in which a Ukrainian gas giant, Burisma, hired Hunter to gain access to his then-VP father. “The House Oversight Committee previously issued a subpoena to obtain the document, with which FBI Director Christopher Wray did not comply. Though he ultimately permitted the committee members to view the FD-1023 in a secure location, the contents remained unpublished until Grassley’s Thursday release. The document shows that the bureau had a trusted source privy to Burisma’s efforts to quash a probe from then-Ukrainian Prosecutor General Viktor Shokin and its plans to expand to the U.S. and secure a company for IPO purposes. -Just the News

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“You don’t need dollars and you don’t need gold. You just need to be smart enough to anchor your currency to gold..”

New BRICS Currency Boosts Gold & Destroys Dollar – Jim Rickards (USAW)

Seven-time, best-selling financial author James Rickards predicted in his most recent best-seller called “Sold Out” why broken supply chains would cause big inflation. He was right, and he still contends, “Supply chain problems and inflation are not over.” For an example of the supply chain still being in fragile shape, look no further than the failed grain deal between Ukraine and Russia last week. Rickards points out, “Putin has been very patient about this. He had a deal. Ukraine was not living up to their end of the deal. Putin says we are the ones getting attacked, so, screw the deal. What’s that going to do to the price of grain? It’s going to send grain prices up, and it’s already up 10% just in a matter of days.”

This brings us the new BRICS gold-weighted currency (Brazil, Russia, India, China, South Africa) that might be announced in the middle to the end of next month. Rickards calls one unit of currency a “BRIC.” This is a competitor to the U.S. dollar, but Rickards says, “It’s not a reserve currency. . . .I think it may be 8 grams of gold to one “BRIC” (currency), but I don’t know. What I do know is it does not matter. What does matter is they are going to anchor it to a weight of gold. . . . It’s NOT redeemable in gold, it is anchored to it. . . . Let’s says a “BRIC” is worth one ounce of gold. Today that is $1,970 per ounce, except the “BRIC” is NOT anchored to the dollar. It is anchored to gold, which stands in the middle of this equation.

So, the dollar price of gold is going to be going up and down all the time, which means the dollar/“BRIC” exchange rate is going to be going up and down all the time. They don’t have to defend the “BRIC.” They have gold, but they don’t have to back it up with gold. . . . They actually don’t need any gold. . . . If you have made your currency anchored to gold . . . do you want the price to go up or down? You want the price of gold to go up because that means the “BRIC” is worth more dollars, and the dollar is crashing. It’s a way to destroy the dollar. You don’t need dollars and you don’t need gold. You just need to be smart enough to anchor your currency to gold, and when dollar inflation starts to go up, your currency is going to be worth more because of how you pegged it, not to dollars, but how you pegged it to gold.”

Rickards goes on to say, “So, if I were a BRICS member, and I were Russia in particular, and I had this currency tied to gold, and I wanted my currency to be more valuable and your currency (U.S. dollar) less valuable, one of the ways to do that is mess with the supply chain and drive up the price of oil, gasoline, grain . . . which drives up pork prices and chicken prices, and the list goes on. That’s one way to do it.” Rickards also talks about deflation this year and big inflation coming after that. Rickards is predicting big inflation coming for people using dollars, and with his track record, you would be a fool to bet against his analysis.

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“I shall resist any illegal federal court order.”

Tyranny of the Minority (Turley)

“I shall resist any illegal federal court order.” When “the Court’s interpretation of the Constitution is egregiously wrong,” the president should refuse to follow it. Those two statements were made roughly 60 years apart. The first is from segregationist Alabama Gov. George Wallace (D). The second was made by two liberal professors this month. In one of the most chilling developments in our history, the left has come to embrace the authoritarian language and logic of segregationists in calling for defiance and radical measures against the Supreme Court. In a recent open letter, Harvard law professor Mark Tushnet and University of San Francisco political scientist Aaron Belkin called upon President Joe Biden to defy rulings of the Supreme Court that he considers “mistaken” in the name of “popular constitutionalism.”

Thus, in light of the court’s bar on the use of race in college admissions, they argue that Biden should just continue to follow his own constitutional interpretation. The use of the affirmative action case is ironic, since polls have consistently shown that the majority of the public does not support the use of race in college admissions. Indeed, even in the most liberal states, such as California, voters have repeatedly rejected affirmative action in college admissions. Polls further show that a majority support the Supreme Court’s recent decisions. So despite referenda and polls showing majority support for barring race in admissions, academics are pushing to impose their own values, regardless of the views of the public or of the courts.

However, even if these measures were popular, it would not make them right. It is precisely what segregationists such as Sen. James Eastland (D-Miss.) argued, that “all the people of the South are in favor of segregation. And Supreme Court or no Supreme Court, we are going to maintain segregated schools.” Tushnet and Belkin cite with approval Biden’s declaration that this is “not a normal Supreme Court.” Biden’s view of normalcy appears to be a court that agrees with his fluid view of constitutional law, by which he can forgive roughly a half of trillion dollars in loans or impose a national eviction moratorium without a vote of Congress.

Tushnet and Belkin know their audience. Biden has previously evinced little respect for the Constitution or the courts. Take the eviction case. In an earlier decision, a majority of justices had declared that Biden’s actions were unconstitutional, confirming what many of us had said for months. Even after the majority declared it unconstitutional, Biden wanted to reissue the national moratorium. White House counsel and most scholars told him the move would be blatantly unconstitutional and defy the express ruling of the court. Instead, he consulted the only law professor willing to tell him what he wanted to hear and did it anyway. It was quickly again declared unconstitutional.

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Good point:

“..who would even want to win the support of such vile creatures as Debbie Wasserman Schultz, Jerrold Nadler, and Adam Schiff, let alone be associated with them in the same club?”

The Downfall of Blobism (Kunstler)

You might not know it these lazy, hazy, muggy days of midsummer, but things are getting pretty wildly out-of-hand in our republic. Robert F. Kennedy, Jr. blew up the Democratic Party yesterday in the House Subcommittee on Weaponization of Government hearing, acting like a normal human while being set upon by a flock of harpies desperately screeching “Russia, Russia, Russia,” as if that means anything anymore. He branded them as worse than the McCarthyites of the 1950s, rebuked their insane scurrilities supporting censorship, and left them in a state of exhausted disgrace.

It happens that he is running for the nomination of that very party knocking itself out to destroy him. To win that prize he would have to put a thousand top Democrats through some grueling act of repentance and contrition — and then you’ve got to ask yourself: who would even want to win the support of such vile creatures as Debbie Wasserman Schultz, Jerrold Nadler, and Adam Schiff, let alone be associated with them in the same club?

Elsewhere around the scene this week, we have the ever more degenerate antics of the FBI on view as whistleblowers pour out of the woodwork disclosing the rot behind Director Chris Wray and his boss AG Merrick Garland. This Deep State Blob of turpitude has been growing and festering with so many overlapping cover-ups that they’ve run out of rugs to sweep their crimes under. The massive moneygrubbing misdeeds of Hillary Clinton from Skolkovo and Uranium One beat a direct path through the Ukraine coup of 2014, to RussiaGate, to the Biden Family’s global influence-peddling operation and every mendacious act in-between including the FISA falsehoods, the J-6 entrapment caper, hundreds of malicious and deceitful prosecutions, the Covid-19 fraud, the censorship and medical tyranny, and God-knows how many ensuing deaths from a poisonous vaccine… and now, a brain-dead government trifling with nuclear war.

And whose brilliant idea was it, anyway, to install this disgusting and incompetent grifter, “Joe Biden,” as our head-of-state? They surely knew well before 2019 that his bag-man son was rooting out bribes in Ukraine, China, and elsewhere, at the same time he was consorting with whores and trafficked children while destroying his brain with crack and downing a fifth of vodka a day. And you’re telling me that the CIA and FBI did not know about any of this, even before October 2019 when Hunter’s laptop stuffed with graphic evidence fell into their hands? If they didn’t know any of this, then what’s the point of having an intel community?

My guess is that it was Barack Obama’s idea to stick “Joe Biden” in the White House in the vain effort to use this captive criminal to stave off any accounting for the aforesaid villainies that occurred during Mr. Obama’s two terms. The mission was originally Hillary Clinton’s — she had plenty at stake herself — but she botched the job in 2016 and allowed the Golden Golem of Greatness to slip into power. It is amazing to look back and see how the mighty Blob congealed after that election — like a giant rogue macrophage — to surround and eliminate Mr. Trump, who apparently did not know for many months what he was up against: the entire permanent bureaucracy.

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    correction: symbiosis as much as parasitism. Flippant != accurate


    re: “I look inside of myself – where am I stuck, and what can I do about it? What kind of opposition am I mounting in my daily living of life?”

    I could not imagine not having these thoughts. Unexamined life not worth living. How could someone without these kinds of thoughts be at all ‘agreement capable?’ 🙂 How can you avoid the fearsome shoals without that sounding line?

    Figmund Sreud

    ICYM(ising)I, … Wrinklenomics, Canadian version!


    … fwiw,



    Look! Scrap metal inventory. Only since February 24, 2022.

    Fact Sheet on U.S. Security Assistance to Ukraine
    July 7, 2023
    In total, the United States has committed more than $42 billion in security assistance to Ukraine since the beginning of the Biden Administration, including more than $41.3 billion since the beginning of Russia’s unprovoked and brutal invasion on February 24, 2022.

    John Day

    @ D Benton Smith: About 1978, when I was in college, visiting my grandparents at their cattle ranch near Bandera, where I had lived before, I was getting a ride to church on Sunday, from a neighbor, a retired USAF Colonel, a pilot. He told me as if I should maybe already know it, that there were alien bodies in cold storage in a mountain base in Colorado, which he had seen. I’m not sure why he took that moment to tell me that. It’s clearly not on any record. Maybe he wanted to tell somebody and still not-have-told-anybody.
    I was that recipient. I can’t prove anything, and he has probably died by now.

    Anyway, I actually watched that whole video. It’s not “evidence” by itself. It is plausibly “real” and plausibly “staged”, but I think the Colonel was for real.


    I’m re-reading Massie’s Castles of Steel. I’m still in the opening month of the war.

    When the British move to put their army in Belgium, the German navy asks if they should try to intercept the troop transports. The Kaiser responds – “The more English, the better.”

    ie the more British troops reaching the continent, the more the German army can chomp up. Sound familiar?

    And in Mosier’s The Myth of of a Great War, he refers to successive British armies being annihilated. In distinct phases – their “first army,” their “second army, their “third army”

    Any of that sound familiar?

    Additionally, I see references to NATO’s plans for Ukraine offensives failing due to obsession with Combined Arms warfare, which “doesn’t work” in positional warfare?

    This is a misconception that mechanized warfare of WW2 and Combined Arms warfare are synonymous. Untrue. Combined Arms Warfare was born in WW1, not WW2. It was born of German efforts to provide every level of their forces with firepower and to devolve control of that firepower to the lowest reasonable level.

    The Entente powers kept lying to themselves about what was going on at the front – the Germans must be using human wave attacks, the Germans must be using really big artillery pieces. Kept manufacturing and drinking their own coolaid.

    Germans were using EVERY form of firepower available and distributing it to the lowest levels possible. Not just riflemen. Machine guns, flamethrowers, grenades, mortars (“mine-throwers”), small artillery pieces, howitzers instead of guns.

    While the Entente kept creating new bureaucracies for the new weapons as they realized they existed – a “machine gun” corps for machine guns in the same way the US army had an Army Air Corps – the Germans were busy giving every tool possible to the lowest level possible – the people interacting with the grittiest reality having greatest possession of the tools being used.

    That’s how the Ukraine conflict works and that’s how all of reality works. That’s how WINNING works in every reality. You devolve possession and control of the most powerful things to the people that most interact directly with reality. That’s how real combined arms warfare works and that’s how real capitalism works — emphasis on WORKS – proven comprehensively by the observable fact that even PARTIAL adoption of this method leads to WINNING. It is so, SO powerful that it does not require perfect adherence. Even partial, even less than 50% adoption STILL wins.

    And it’s the same thing with Central Bank Digital Currency, AI management of everything. The dream that finally, FINALLY we can stop having to put our fate in the hands of those filthy individual deplorable plebes. Whether it be individual citizens or individual soldiers. Surely using satellites and networks to tell Ukrainians from 10,000 miles away what to do is better? surely?

    But we fail, so then we think it’s NATO insistence on “combined arms warfare” – but combined arms warfare was invented in WW1 and gave a 3/5 casualty advantage to the ones using it. It was developed by overtly, purposely giving all the latest weapons into the hands of the lowest levels possible and then letting them figure it out. And then taking all those lieutenants figuring it out and re-assigning them around the conflict- cross-pollinating their various findings. Centralized nurturing of non-centralized competence.

    Somehow I see a connection with thoughts of a gold standard. We don’t have full capitalism to a great extent because when you print money, you can bid whatever you want up or down. You print money and then just print more money to bid gold down hard. No problem. Except you now have a centrally planned economy. Whoever prints the money decides the price of everything. Including the price of every supposed inflation hedge.

    You COULD allow semi-reality-based pricing on inflation hedges at a cost. OR you could tightly control their prices, bidding them down. This is like a submarine descending past its crush depth. Rather than blowing the ballast tanks, you just keep welding different things shut, whatever looks like it would be most likely to burst from the pressure. No, sir, you’ve got to blow the ballast tanks and rise. Nope, let’s keep going down while welding individual failure points.

    D Benton Smith


    The number of snippets of veracious information held by millions of people who don’t share that information (for a variety of good and bad reasons) is incalculably enormous. I have never met and talked with a persons who does not have at least one snippet that they personally consider to be absolutely true, and most people have several.

    If only ONE of those snippets are true then the point is proved.

    And once the point is proven then the globe spanning Pandora’s box of inescapably derivative implications are therefore ALSO true. At which point we are off to the races.

    For example. What we saw in that video (whether faked or real makes remarkably minor difference ) was a roomful of people who were totally unconcerned that a fellow living persons was dying right there in front of their eyes, and no one tried to save that persons life. Not one of them seemed to give it a thought, or try to ease its obvious suffering during its life and death crisis taking place within arm’s reach.

    So my question to those people, and to the people aware of the situation before and after then, and even including the millions of people now seeing the video is this:

    “Why is no one trying to save the life or ease the intense suffering of a consciously aware fellow intelligent living being? Why does no one act to save that individual’s life?”

    The answer to that rhetorical question should be all too clear, and it is more than chilling in its implications. C’mon people, THINK!

    Dr. D

    Because it’s all staged and no one is actually being hurt? Like we found out the Milgram Experiment was?

    If I were watching a movie shoot, I wouldn’t jump up and stop it. Would I?

    D Benton Smith


    Because it’s all staged and no one is actually being hurt? Like we found out the Milgram Experiment was?
    If I were watching a movie shoot, I wouldn’t jump up and stop it. Would I?”

    If it is the case that the movie is faked then the question still remains, exactly as I worded it, “Why does no one act to save that individual’s life?”

    Bad script writer? Lousy director? Then who IS that bad script writer and lousy director and why did they make a fake movie at great expense and then hide it for decades and make no money from it?

    The video is an actual video (whether it’s legitimate or a special effects extravaganza doesn’t change the fact that the video does exist as a thing). That means the thing had to have been produced into existence by some means or another. Which brings us back to the original question (along with its beyond scary implications), “Why does no one act to save that individual’s life?”

    If you’re ambivalent on the “Fake?-or-Real?” question then answer it first on one basis and then again on the other basis. The answer is almost equally unsettling either way.

    Michael Reid

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    their “you will own nothing and you will be happy” end game:
    the Chinese Social Credit System.


    Michael Reid

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    Digging in the ash pit
    Poking through the trash
    Looking for some treasure
    Hoping for some cash

    This is how the world turned
    This is what we did
    Oh my god a plastic jar!
    Hope I find the lid!

    John Day

    @DBS: Several things about the video. They explained tht there was something like congestive heart filure, though the heart-lung-sack was one-thing. They explained that there were mechanical and biological comonents to this entity. There were a couple of guys with masks wiping the mouth and supporting the head. There was supportive activity, but taking the final statement appeared to be the main goal. They say the entity died shortly thereafter.

    So Why? This is a world of expert selfishness and compartmentalized knowledge and duties. Secrets are kept to the grave as a matter of duty and honor.
    We’re not that way. I was thinking I could make better ESP contact if I was there. Who knows?

    I have not met an extraterrestrial, but I have alwys been interested. They say there are nice ones like this “Grey”, and not-nice “Reptilians”. They say Harry Truman knew about them, even had a meeting.
    I don’t know. I can’t tell.
    “What” is “God”? What is my essential nature?
    It’s not just that we can’t agree, but I’m still trying to even “know” for my own understanding.

    Michael Reid

    I wonder if this image will post. It made me think of AFKTT


    The Kuomintang can make a spectacular comeback during the Taiwanese general elections, scheduled for January 2024. The party’s victory could nip the fuss around Taiwan’s secessionism and potential conflict in the bud.

    I certainly hope this happens, it will put the adults back in charge and hugely benefit Taiwan. As a result of past agreements by the KMT, many Taiwanese work remotely in China, returning to Taiwan to see their families. This sort of engagement should be encouraged and extended, with further investment by China in the Taiwanese economy. Making Taiwan richer is the carrot that most of the KMT will be hoping for, in return the people will see the Chinese CCP in a better light and will keep the KMT in power. However, this all comes down to how the CCP negotiates with Taiwan, and the CCP can be fairly inept at times.

    After all, this is posed as a fight for democracy, and there are a lot of people stupid enough to believe it. In reality it is a fight over who is the boss; the CCP or the USA. Just because the USA allows their people to say stupid things, challenge the government and be idiots does not make them the best boss. After all, nobody in the USA really chalenges the government, that is all the pretense of democracy; you can elect people to represent you to the boss, but you cannot elect the boss.

    The other hurdle is all the brainwashing that is going on at the moment, persuading the youth of Taiwan that the USA is the best, that everything good and wholesome comes from the USA; PR is one of the USA’s great strengths, after all, it is the empire of lies. The Great Firewall has prevented this in China, the people there are still loyal to China. The Taiwanese youth are the ones being persuaded that Taiwan can fight China and win, so they are becomming keener to stand up to China. Just like they were all persuaded to take the vax, they are hurting themselves through their tendency to be sheep.


    In a recent open letter, Harvard law professor Mark Tushnet and University of San Francisco political scientist Aaron Belkin called upon President Joe Biden to defy rulings of the Supreme Court that he considers “mistaken” in the name of “popular constitutionalism.”

    The tribe is after the Supreme Court, is there anything in America that they do not want to destroy?

    Autonomous Unit

    if the aliens from the UFOs are so smart, why do their vehicles crash so often?


    Invisible and silent, so people think it can be ignored, and politicians and bureaucrats think it can be exploited for political purposes.

    An unusually high annual difference today (normally around 2.7 ppm year on year, up substantially from the below 1 ppm year-on-year increase initially reported by Keling in the late 1950s.)

    Jul. 22, 2023 422.64 ppm
    Jul. 22, 2022 417.10 ppm
    1 Year Change 5.54 ppm (1.33%)

    Since we are in a unique period on geological history of having desequestered a huge portion of the carbon that was sequestered naturally hundreds of millions of years ago and transferred into the atmosphere and ocean, references to events such as the overstated ‘medieval warming’ (when all that carbon was still underground) have no relevance whatsoever.

    What matters is the set of conditions of present times, i.e. atmospheric CO2 around 140 ppm above the preindustrial level of 280 ppm and the accelerating meltdown that ensues from that highly elevated level (sufficient to overwhelm the natural processes that recycled CO2 in the past via rock formation).


    Overheated oceans and messed up Jet Streams (amongst many dire consequences of highly elevated CO2).

    It is interesting that no amount of presentation of data or even the daily realities of life alters the unscientific opinions of some of the ideologues who post on TAE.

    Thus, humanity is doomed, firstly via its addiction to fossil fuels and secondly via its refusal acknowledge the devastating effects that using enormous quantities of fossil fuels has. Additionally, there are the various scams initiated and operated by politicians and bureaucrats that are making all aspects of the predicament worse, in futile attempts to prop up disintegrating Ponzi schemes.

    It is all playing out much as I suggested when I first began writing [published] books on the matter, when atmospheric CO2 was around 360 ppm, but a t a somewhat worse faster than I imagined 25 years ago. Back then I was not as aware as I am now of the totally corrupt and manipulated nature of the western political system; I believed there had to be some people in power who would respond sanely to irrefutable facts: Not so at all.

    Burn Baby, Burn!

    Indeed. But not just tanks. Forests and plantations too. And houses and electricity grids.

    Periods of intense heat and combustion interspersed with period of intense rainfall, both being made worse by ‘the system’. (We have just experienced another of those extended rainfall periods but at a moderate rate that has caused surface flooding rather than washing away of infrastructure.)

    How long before the insurance sector raises premiums to unaffordable levels or denies cover altogether across large swathes of suburbia and tips the balance of the already fragile housing sector? Not long, it seems, judging by the whispers now coming through reported by Michael Bordenaro and others..

    John Day

    Control Freaks Out https://drjohnsblog.substack.com/p/control-freaks-out

    Michael Hudson , The Looming War Against China [I’m skipping that “war” part, because nobody can tell, and going to the last part about global economics.]
    ​ The problem lies in what the word “capitalism” has come to mean in today’s world. Back in the 19th and early 20th century, industrial capitalism was expected to evolve toward socialism. The U.S. and other industrial economies welcomed and indeed pressed for their governments to subsidize a widening range of basic services at public expense instead of obliging employers to bear the costs of hiring labor that had to pay for basic needs such as health care and education. Monopoly pricing was avoided by keeping natural monopolies such as railroads and other transportation, telephone systems and other communications, parks and other services as public utilities. Having governments instead of business and its employees pay for these services increased the global competitiveness of national industry in the resulting mixed economies.
    ​ China has followed this basic approach of industrial capitalism, with socialist politics to uplift its labor force, not merely the wealth of industrial capitalists – much less bankers and absentee landlords and monopolists. Most important, it has industrialized banking, creating credit to finance tangible investment in means of production, not the kind of predatory and unproductive credit characterized by today’s finance capitalism.
    ​ But the mixed-economy policy of industrial capitalism is not the way in which capitalism evolved in the West since World War I.
    ​ Rejecting classical political economy and its drive to free markets from the vested rent-extracting classes inherited from feudalism – a hereditary landlord class, a financial banking class and monopolists – the rentier sector has fought back to reassert its privatization of land rent, interest and monopoly gains. It sought to reverse progressive taxation, and indeed to give tax favoritism to financial wealth, landlords and monopolists.
    ​ The Finance, Insurance and Real Estate (FIRE) sector has become the dominant interest and economic planner under today’s finance capitalism. That is why economies are often called neofeudal (or euphemized as neoliberal).
    ​ Throughout history the dynamics of financialization have polarized wealth and income between creditors and debtors, leading to oligarchies. As interest-bearing debt grows exponentially, more and more income of labor and business must be paid as debt service. That financial dynamic shrinks the domestic market for goods and services, and the economy suffers from deepening debt-ridden austerity.
    ​ The result is de-industrialization as economies polarize between creditors and debtors. That has occurred most notoriously in Britain in the wake of Margaret Thatcher and the New [Anti-]Labour Party of Tony Blair and Gordon Brown’s “light touch” deregulatory approach to financial manipulation and outright fraud.
    ​ The United States has suffered an equally devastating shift of wealth and income to the Finance, Insurance and Real Estate (FIRE) sectors in the wake of Ronald Reagan’s tax cuts for the wealthy, anti-government deregulation, Bill Clinton’s “Third Way” takeover by Wall Street. The “Third Way” was neither industrial capitalism nor socialism, but finance capitalism making its gains both by stripping and indebting industry and labor of income.
    ​ The new Democratic Party ideology of deregulated finance was capped by the massive bank-fraud collapse of 2008 and Barack Obama’s protection of junk-mortgage lenders and wholesale foreclosures on their financial victims. Economic planning and policy was shifted from governments to Wall Street and other financial centers – which had taken control of in government, the central bank and regulatory agencies.
    ​ U.S. and British diplomats are seeking to promote this predatory pro-financial and inherently anti-industrial economic philosophy to the rest of the world. But this ideological evangelism is threatened by the obvious contrast between the US-British failed and de-industrialized economies compared to China’s remarkable economic growth under industrial socialism.​ ​ [Not perfect,​ as we see, but point taken, Michael.]
    ​ This contrast between China’s economic success and the NATO West’s “garden” of debt-ridden austerity is the essence of today’s campaign by the West against the “Jungle” countries seeking political independence from U.S. diplomacy so as to uplift their living standards. This ideological and inherently political global war is today’s counterpart to the religious wars that tore European countries apart for many centuries.
    ​ We are witnessing what seems to be an inexorable Decline of the West. U.S. diplomats have been able to tighten their economic, political and military control leadership over their European NATO allies. Their easy success in this aim has led them to imagine that somehow they can conquer the rest of the world despite de-industrializing and loading their economies so deeply in debt that there is no foreseeable way in which they can pay their official debt to foreign countries or indeed have much to offer.
    ​ The traditional imperialism of military conquest and financial conquest is ended​.
    ​ There has been a sequence of tactics for a lead-nation to carve out an empire. The oldest way is by military conquest. But you can’t occupy and take over a country without an army, and the US has no army large enough. The Vietnam War ended the draft. So it must rely on foreign armies like Al Qaeda, ISIS, and most recently Ukraine and Poland, just as it relies on foreign industrial manufactures. Its armaments are depleted and it cannot mobilize a domestic army to occupy any country. The US has only one weapon: Missiles and bombs can destroy, but cannot occupy and take over a country.
    ​ The second way to create imperial power was by economic power to make other countries dependent on U.S. exports. After World War II the rest of the world was devastated and was bullied into accepting U.S. diplomacy maneuvering to give its economy a monopoly on basic needs. Agriculture became a major weapon to create foreign dependency. The World Bank would not support foreign countries growing their own food, but pressed for plantation export crops, and fought land reform. And for oil and energy trade, U.S. companies and their NATO allies in Britain and Holland (British Petroleum and Shell) controlled the world’s oil trade.
    ​ Control of world oil trade has been a central aim of US trade diplomacy.
    ​ This strategy worked for US assertion of control over Germany and other NATO countries, by blowing up the Nord Stream pipeline and severing Western Europe from access to Russian gas, oil, fertilizer and also crops. Europe has now entered an industrial depression and economic austerity as its steel industry and other leading sectors are invited to emigrate to the United States, along with European skilled labor.
    ​ Today, electronic technology and computer chips have been a focal point of establishing global Economic Dependency on U.S. technology. The United States aims to monopolize “intellectual property” and extract economic rent from charging high prices) for high-technology computer chips, communications, and arms production.
    ​ But the United States has deindustrialized and let itself become dependent on Asian and other countries for its products, instead of making them dependent on the US. This trade dependency is what makes U.S. diplomats feel “insecure,” worrying that other countries might seek to use the same coercive trade and financial diplomacy that the United States has been wielding since 1944-45.
    ​ The United States is left with one remaining tactic to control other countries: trade sanctions, imposed by it and its NATO satellites in an attempt to disrupt economies that do not accept U.S. unipolar economic, political and military dominance. It has persuaded the Netherlands to block sophisticated chip-engraving machinery to China, and other countries to block anything that might contribute to China’s economic development. A new American industrial protectionism is being framed in terms of national security grounds.
    ​ If China’s trade policy were to mirror that of U.S. diplomacy, it would stop supplying NATO countries with mineral and metal exports needed to produce the computer chips and allied inputs that America’s economy needs to wield its global diplomacy.
    ​ The US is so heavily debt-laden, its housing prices are so high and its medical care is so extremely high (18% of GDP) cannot compete. It cannot re-industrialize without taking radical steps to write down debts, to de-privatize health care and education, to break up monopolies and restore progressive taxation. The vested Financial, Insurance and Real Estate (FIRE sector) interests are too powerful to permit these reforms.
    That makes the U.S. economy a failed economy, and America a Failed State.
    ​ In the wake of World War II the United States accumulated 75% of the world’s monetary gold by 1950. That enabled it to impose dollarization on the world. But today, nobody knows whether the U.S. Treasury and New York Federal Reserve have any gold that has not been pledged to private buyers and speculators​. The worry is that it has sold European central-bank gold reserves. Germany has asked for its gold reserves to be flown back from New York, but the United States said that it was unavailable, and Germany was too timid to make its worries and complaints public.
    ​ America’s financial quandary is even worse when one tries to imagine how it can ever pay its foreign debt for countries seeking to draw down their dollars. The United States can only print its own currency. It is not willing to sell off its domestic assets, as it demands that other debtor countries do?
    ​ What can other countries accept in place of gold? One form of assets that may be taken as collateral are U.S. investments in Europe and other countries. But if foreign governments seek to do this, U.S. officials may retaliate by seizing their investments in the United States. A mutual grabbing would occur.
    ​ The United States is trying to monopolize electronic technology. The problem is that this requires raw-materials inputs whose production presently is dominated by China, above all rare-earth metals (which are abundant but environmentally destructive to refine), gallium, nickel (China dominates the refining), and Russian helium and other gasses used for engraving computer chips. China recently announced that on August 1 it will start restricting these key exports. It indeed has the ability to cut off supplies of vital materials and technology to the West, to protect itself from the West’s “national-security” sanctions against China. That is the self-fulfilling prophecy that U.S. warnings of a trade fight has created.
    ​ If U.S. diplomacy strongarms its NATO-garden allies to boycott China’s Huawei technology, Europe will be left with a less efficient, more expensive alternative – whose consequences help separate it from China, the BRICS and what has become the World Majority in a self-reliant alignment much broader than was created by Sukarno in 1954.

    The Looming War Against China

    John Day

    Well, I can’t seem to upload another story, let alone the rest of the data-dump.
    Please do look at :


    Empire of Lies weapons system are designed to generate profit, not perform,

    The Empire of Lies Military Industrial Mafia is only good at picking on third world countries, kicking kids in wheelchairs is about all it can do.

    Russian weapons systems are designed to kill.

    As economically and efficiently as possible.

    They are not delicate snowflakes like the F-35 Lardbucket

    Mig-31K Takes Off Carrying Kinzhal Hypersonic Missile

    Designed to terminate.


    I confess, I never get tired of seeing Empire of Lies Military Mafia M2 Bradley go to Stepan Bandera Hell

    Bradleys Hit Minefield In New Assault

    That a $4,122,000 per vehicle (2022) being totally destroyed a a thousand dollar land mine.

    What a bargain!


    Have you heard? Wagner is TRASH TALKING Poland. is disparaging, taunting, or boastful comments especially between opponents trying to intimidate each other.


    Actually, its been LIED before, but I agree with you, wholeheartedly.

    Michael Reid

    It’s all bullshit and lies….you’re being played, Goyim, wake the fuck up.

    Okay. I am awake. How should we proceed?

    John Day

    Trying again from back in Austin. Didn’t work. I’ll deactivate Russian links.:

    ​ C’mon “Chinks”, buy US Savings Bonds! We won’t cancel them, like we did to Russia.
    ​ Biden Needs China to Bail Out US Economy: Here’s Why
    US Treasury Secretary Janet Yellen’s trip with Beijing was widely ridiculed in the media. But geopolitical and financial analyst Tom Luongo, publisher of the newsletter ‘Gold, Goats ‘n Guns’, said her real mission was to beg China for economic aid.
    https://sputnikglobe. com/20230721/biden-needs-china-to-bail-out-us-economy-heres-why-1112006490.html

    ​ Pepe Escobar, Mirroring meticulous Chinese attention to protocol, they met at Villa 5 of the Diaoyutai State Guesthouse – exactly where Kissinger first met in person with Zhou Enlai in 1971, preparing Nixon’s 1972 visit to China.
    ​ The Mr. Kissinger Goes to Beijing saga was an “unofficial”, individual attempt to try to mend increasingly fractious Sino-American relations. He was not representing the current American administration.​ [Henry ​Kissinger has always represented Rockefeller interests.]​ ..
    ​..Everyone involved in geopolitics is aware of the legendary Kissinger formulation: To be the US’s enemy is dangerous, to be the US’s friend is fatal. History abounds in examples, from Japan and South Korea to Germany, France and Ukraine.
    As quite a few Chinese scholars privately argued, if reason is to be upheld, and “respecting the wisdom of this 100-years-old diplomat”, Xi and the Politburo should maintain the China-US relation as it is: “icy”.
    After all, they reason, being the US’s enemy is dangerous but manageable for a Sovereign Civilizational State like China. So Beijing should keep “the honorable and less perilous status” of being a US enemy.
    https://sputnikglobe. com/20230721/pepe-escobar-neocons-want-war-with-china-1112033985.html

    ​ Ukrainian President Vladimir Zelensky is carrying out “polonization” of Ukraine in hopes that this would allow him to stay in power for longer, Russian State Duma Speaker Vyacheslav Volodin said on his Telegram channel.
    ​ “Zelensky is carrying out a process of polonization [capture of Ukraine by Poland – TASS] of his country, hoping that, in return, his masters [Washington and Brussels – TASS] will allow him to stay in power for longer,” he said.
    ​ To that extent, a law was adopted that effectively equals Poles to Ukrainians, providing them with the same set of rights – stay without permission, employment, education, medical service and even some allowances, the official added.
    ​ According to Volodin, Ukrainians are being expelled from their homes in Sumy and Chernigov regions, which border Russia, as the authorities seek to replace them with Polish migrants, loyal to the neo-Nazi regime. Ukrainian citizens are also being forced to use Polish language instead of Russian; orthodox Christianity is being persecuted, with Ukrainians being converted to Catholicism, the Duma Speaker underscored.
    ​ “Meanwhile, a 25-thousand military force comprised mostly of Polish and Lithuanian armed soldiers, ready to occupy Western Ukraine, has been established. The Poles want to take back what they consider their historic lands – the Eastern Borderlands. They do not need Ukrainian citizens on these territories,” Volodin noted.
    https://tass. com/politics/1650465

    ​ During Friday’s meeting, the head of Russia’s Foreign Intelligence Service (SVR), Sergei Naryshkin, also alleged that Warsaw was considering capturing western territories of Ukraine by deploying its own troops to the region as part of a Polish-Lithuanian-Ukrainian security initiative.
    ​ According to Naryshkin, Polish officials are gradually coming to the realization that “the issue of Ukraine’s defeat is only a matter of time,” regardless of the amount of Western military assistance sent to Kiev.
    ​ Commenting on the SVR report, Putin suggested that the true purpose of such a coalition would only be to occupy Ukrainian territories. “The prospect is obvious – if the Polish units enter, for example, Lvov or other territories of Ukraine, then they will remain there. And they will remain there forever.”
    ​ Putin also noted that it is “well known” that Warsaw “dreams” of also claiming parts of Belarusian territory as well.
    ​ The Russian leader warned, however, that while Ukraine has the right to sell off as much of its own territory as it wants, when it comes to Belarus, any aggression against a part of the Union State would mean aggression against Russia.​ “We will respond to this with all the means at our disposal,” Putin stated.​ [This sounds to me like Putin is saying that Ukraine can cede Galicia to Poland under the current administration.]
    https://www.rt. com/russia/580080-poland-western-ukraine-putin/

    ​John Helmer on the end of the grain-deal.
    ​ White House officials claimed the Russians are weaponizing food. “Russia’s decision to resume its effective blockade of Ukrainian ports and prevent this grain from getting to markets will harm people all over the world,” National Security Council spokesperson John Kirby said at a White House briefing.
    ​ These claims aren’t true. They are “clashes with shippers’ reality”, a Bloomberg report acknowledged. Like almost every scheme the corruptly clever Zelensky (lead image, left) and the corruptly stupid Joseph Biden (right) have devised in the current war, the conversion of the fight for Odessa and Ukraine’s other Black Sea ports into a war to starve the hungriest peoples of the world is failing.
    ​ Instead, the battle for Odessa has begun where the electric war to turn off the city’s lights left off. The end of the Black Sea grain initiative will profit the Russian grain and fertilizer exporters by a big margin, compared to the past year; the neediest country importers will gain from direct Russian shipments at low to zero price; and the Ukraine will lose, not only its remaining ports and their trading and shipping infrastructure, but also its sea lanes southward.
    ​ At the same time, Ukraine’s neighbours in the European Union (EU) are closing the river lanes, roads, and rail lines to Ukrainian grain exports northward and westward. That’s weaponizing food – but the Europeans are doing it to protect their own farmers.​
    ​ The Russian naval blockade was officially announced by the Russian Defense Ministry on July 19.​..
    ​..““No sane owners will call there uninsured,” Bloomberg quoted the Greece-based Doric Shipbrokers SA, which has been sending vessels through the UN sea lane for the year of the grain agreement. Without the protection of the safe corridor “the Ukraine trade is dead.” “I don’t think shipowners will go to the Ukrainian ports until the corridors are reestablished — it’s not safe to do so,” another Bloomberg shipping source announced.​..
    [This is like blowing up Nordstream pipelines to lock Germany in to the NATO plans.]​.. The new Russian military campaign, combining blockade at sea with targeted destruction of port infrastructure is aimed at landlocking the Kiev regime. Zelensky “can at least beg an aircraft carrier group from Biden to escort grain carriers and drag her into the Black Sea, spitting on the Montreux Convention,” commented Nikolai Storozhenko in Vzglyad. “But what’s the use of it if the ports can’t ship?” ​…
    ​..“The termination of the grain deal makes it possible to carry out the necessary restructuring of logistics routes and use the North–South route with maximum load with access to Asian and African markets through Iran. The development of this direction seems to be key for the level of food exports from Russia. This scenario will not only preserve the level of export earnings, but also supply grain, food and fertilizers to the poorest countries of the world. That is, to realize the same goals that were laid in the foundation of the grain deal, but were shamelessly ignored by our former partners”, says Maximov.​
    As for the export of Russian mineral fertilizers, this has decreased by about 15% due to the general sanctions restrictions. However, in 2023 Russia is gradually restoring fertilizer exports, and this year it may reach supply levels comparable to the record figures of 2021 of almost 38 million tonnes, Andrei Guriev, head of the Russian Association of Fertilizer Producers (RAPU) said in May. And again, it’s not just been the grain deal, but the fact that fertilizer producers needed more effort and time to change buyers from unfriendly to friendly, to agree on payment, logistics and insurance. There was a tougher situation with delivery restrictions, for example, via the ammonia pipeline.


    John Day

    Deactivating Sputnik, Tass and RT links let me upload. It wouldn’t evan take one of them.

    ​ The US military is broadly involved in setting up integrated networks of information access, integration, evaluation, decision-making and command, so as to respond quickly, accurately and decisively, but… Michael Klare, The Military Dangers of AI Are Not Hallucinations​
    It doesn’t require great imagination to picture a time in the not-too-distant future when a crisis of some sort — say a U.S.-China military clash in the South China Sea or near Taiwan — prompts ever more intense fighting between opposing air and naval forces. Imagine then the JADC2 ordering the intense bombardment of enemy bases and command systems in China itself, triggering reciprocal attacks on U.S. facilities and a lightning decision by JADC2 to retaliate with tactical nuclear weapons, igniting a long-feared nuclear holocaust…
    ..As early as 2019, when I questioned Lieutenant General Jack Shanahan, then director of the Pentagon’s Joint Artificial Intelligence Center, about such a risky possibility, he responded, “You will find no stronger proponent of integration of AI capabilities writ large into the Department of Defense, but there is one area where I pause, and it has to do with nuclear command and control.” This “is the ultimate human decision that needs to be made” and so “we have to be very careful.” Given the technology’s “immaturity,” he added, we need “a lot of time to test and evaluate [before applying AI to NC3].” …
    ..Such a prospect should be ample cause for concern. To start with, consider the risk of errors and miscalculations by the algorithms at the heart of such systems. As top computer scientists have warned us, those algorithms are capable of remarkably inexplicable mistakes and, to use the AI term of the moment, “hallucinations” — that is, seemingly reasonable results that are entirely illusionary. Under the circumstances, it’s not hard to imagine such computers “hallucinating” an imminent enemy attack and launching a war that might otherwise have been avoided.
    And that’s not the worst of the dangers to consider. After all, there’s the obvious likelihood that America’s adversaries will similarly equip their forces with robot generals. In other words, future wars are likely to be fought by one set of AI systems against another, both linked to nuclear weaponry…
    ..Not much is known (from public sources at least) about Russian and Chinese efforts to automate their military command-and-control systems, but both countries are thought to be developing networks comparable to the Pentagon’s JADC2…
    ..China is said to be pursuing an even more elaborate, if similar, enterprise under the rubric of “Multi-Domain Precision Warfare” (MDPW). According to the Pentagon’s 2022 report on Chinese military developments, its military, the People’s Liberation Army, is being trained and equipped to use AI-enabled sensors and computer networks to “rapidly identify key vulnerabilities in the U.S. operational system and then combine joint forces across domains to launch precision strikes against those vulnerabilities.”​…
    ​..Though this may seem an extreme scenario, it’s entirely possible that opposing AI systems could trigger a catastrophic “flash war” — the military equivalent of a “flash crash” on Wall Street, when huge transactions by super-sophisticated trading algorithms spark panic selling before human operators can restore order.

    AI Versus AI

    ​ FBI told Twitter Hunter Biden laptop was real on day of Post scoop, official says
    ​ “Somebody from Twitter essentially asked whether the laptop was real. And one of the FBI folks who was on the call did confirm that, ‘yes, it was,’ before another participant jumped in and said, ‘no further comment,’” Laura Dehmlow, section chief of the FBI’s Foreign Influence Task Force, recollected in a closed-door deposition Monday, according to a release from the Republican-led committee.

    ​ The weeks after “vacine” injecton are the most dangerous in yet another way, much higher risk of both kinds of stroke if COVID is contracted in this defenseless period, which is a time of much higher susceptibility to catching COVID.
    ​ Nahab and coworkers from Emory analyzed a statewide database of COVID-19 vaccine recipients. Approximately 5 million adult Georgians received at least one COVID-19 vaccine between December 2020 and March 2022: 54% received BNT162b2, 41% received mRNA-1273, and 5% received Ad26.COV2.S. Those with concurrent COVID-19 infection within 21 days post-vaccination had an increased risk of ischemic (OR = 8.00, 95% CI: 4.18, 15.31) and hemorrhagic stroke (OR =5.23, 95% CI: 1.11, 24.64).

    ​Extensively detailed article from A Midwestern Doctor: How Do Vaccines Cause Autism?

    Drink R.O. Water. The membrane filter removes these compounds well.
    Almost Half of U.S. Tap Water Contaminated With ‘Forever Chemicals’
    A U.S. Geological Survey found 45% of U.S. tap water is contaminated with per- and polyfluoroalkyl substances (PFAS) chemicals, with measured concentrations in both private wells and public water sources.

    Almost Half of U.S. Tap Water Contaminated With ‘Forever Chemicals’

    John Day

    One of our recurrent topics got a bit more fleshed-out.

    CIA, DoD & Rockefeller Foundation confirmed as architects of Deagel .com 2025 Depopulation Forecast & current Mortality Rates imply Covid Vaccination has made it a target that could be hit

    CIA, DoD & Rockefeller Foundation confirmed as architects of Deagel .com 2025 Depopulation Forecast & current Mortality Rates imply Covid Vaccination has made it a target that could be hit

    Maxwell Quest

    “if the aliens from the UFOs are so smart, why do their vehicles crash so often?”

    Those flying these things are not Klingons or Romulans, but highly evolved science geeks doing research and looking after the health of the planet and its life forms.

    On the other hand, the MIC has no qualms about shooting at alien craft in attempts to get their greedy little hands on ET’s tech. And it would not surprise me if some crash survivors have been tortured in order to get them to reveal how their tech works.

    That would explain all the warning beacons placed outside the solar system, broadcasting the same message over and over.

    Warning Beacon: “Violently insane species on Sol 3, enter at your own risk.”

    Alien Researcher: “Oh come on, how bad could it be?”

    Veracious Poet

    Another day, another ratcheting up concerning the atomization of any & all “shared” ethics, morals & ideological “norms”, which would be necessary for *innocent* humanity to find common ground with which to unite against the confederated pathology (Global, now with AI!), which wields *all* relevant wealth, power, control & narratives empowered by the Emergency State aka the UniParty GlobalCap Empire

    Have you viewed your mandatory broadcast dose of Global Warming, LBGTQxyz, Russia! Russia! Russia! Trump!, white fascist privilege crimes, doublethink/doublestandard et al. presented by The Experts aka The Science?!?

    How’s your *evolved* newspeak coming along?…

    Ready to surrender *all* fantastical claims of individual needs, thoughts, reproductive rights & sovereignty yet?

    C’mon man! You know you want to 😉

    It is clear to anyone with a historical view of real reality that any sort of sane conceptual premises, that might intersect & align “free” people to rebel against the ongoing emergence of totalitarian repression, is long, long gone ~ The only thing remaining is the whinging, rants, + emotional & mental disturbances of cognitive dissonance…

    The object of persecution is persecution. The object of torture is torture. The object of power is power ~ O’Brien

    Avē Imperātor, moritūrī tē salūtant.

    Veracious Poet

    Thanks Christine! 😉

    D Benton Smith

    Having trouble trying to post a comment after trying to repair some typos using the “edit” function.
    Maybe posting this completely different text will clear its registers so my efforts will work on the NEXT try.

    D Benton Smith



    Everybody are still communicating, therefore, I assume that the extreme weathers have not killed you.
    Take care.

    D Benton Smith

    The evil computer wins this round, but I’ll be back tomorrow, refreshed and ready to battle the the AI once again. Death to the silicon monster! Viva La Pointless Perseverance!


    @DBS said

    Aspnaz, the question that needs to be resolved (free of all apparently paradoxical contradictions) is, “WHY am I accepting, within my own cognitive paradigm, a thought that I personally KNOW and believe to be bad?”

    The text you refer to is:

    I know, that is a bad thing to think, but I think the same about the vaxxed.

    The phrase “I know, that is a bad thing to think, but …” is a non sequitur addressing the reader, hence the punctuation. I am showing empathy with the reader by accepting that many will probably consider this a bad thing to think. I am expressing my recognition of the fact that you may think it is bad, but I am also letting you know that I think this way, so obviously I do not care or even agree that it is bad.

    Maybe non sequitur is not the correct name, I am not an expert in this area.


    Good to see that some young people can observe, count and think.


    @DBS Is killing an animal bad? Is an animal killing another animal bad? What is a bad thought? When I think I want to kill a mosquito flying in my face, is that bad? If my readers were Buddists then I would expect them to say yes, bad. Westerners do not care about nature, so who knows what they will say. Buddists catch mosquitos then release them outside. Life is complicated, good and bad is complicated, you need to view the world through the eyes of others to get the balance.

    D Benton Smith


    Life is complicated, good and bad is complicated, you need to view the world through the eyes of others to get the balance.”

    Right you are. I just knew that renewing conversation with me would do you some good, and that ain’t bad, but it sure is complicated.


    @DBS Wanna get a room?

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