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‘Nothing Is Enough’ For Ukraine – Zelensky (RT)
Mexico Refuses Ukraine Peace Talks Without Russia (RT)
Russia Is Making Its Biggest Geopolitical Shift In 300 Years (Trenin)
Syria: A Tale Of Plunder And Resurrection (Pepe Escobar)
Gonzalo Lira Resurfaces, Talks Torture (RT)
Ukraine War Is A Long-term Danger (Maté-Mearsheimer)
Devon Archer Shows ‘Real Quid Pro Quo’ In Ukraine Was Joe Biden – Comer (JTN)
The Biden Presidency Is Unsustainable (Victor David Hanson)
Will Hunter Biden and Devon Archer ‘Get Last Laugh’? s(Sp.)
Blobulation (Kunstler)
“There Must Be a Reckoning” (Trump Op-Ed)





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That comes very close to saying you might as well stop helping us.

‘Nothing Is Enough’ For Ukraine – Zelensky (RT)

The assistance that has been provided by the US and its allies to Ukraine is not enough, President Vladimir Zelensky told Brazil’s Globo News broadcaster in an interview last week. As long as Kiev’s conflict with Moscow carries on, no amount of help will be sufficient, he added. “As long as the war continues, nothing can be enough,” Zelensky told Globo, as reported by Russia’s RIA Novosti. According to Zelensky, Ukraine does not only need weapons. It also needs assistance in what he called an “information war” and more humanitarian aid. He called on Brazilian President Luiz Inacio Lula da Silva to supply Ukraine with demining equipment to clear the farm lands he said had been “mined” by Russian forces and later re-taken by Ukrainian troops.

He also suggested Lula could help Kiev by organizing a meeting between Zelensky and Latin American leaders in which they could “talk.” Zelensky admitted he would never ask Lula for weapons because he knew the Brazilian president would “not provide it” to Kiev. The US and its allies have sent Ukraine over $100 billion worth of weapons, ammunition, and equipment since hostilities with Russia escalated in February 2022, while insisting they are not actually a party to the conflict. The total amount of Western aid to Kiev added up to €165 billion ($185.6 billion) by early summer 2023, according to data from the Kiel Institute for the World Economy (IfW). Some of Kiev’s Western backers shouldered additional costs due to the need to accommodate refugees coming from Ukraine, the IfW reported.

Poland, which spent 0.6% of its GDP on bilateral aid to Ukraine, had to spend another 2.2% on Ukrainian refugees, according to the data. The accumulated costs of helping Ukraine exceeded 2% of GDP in Latvia and Estonia as well. Last week, the Pentagon announced another security assistance package for Ukraine worth $400 million, including air defense and anti-tank missiles. Kiev’s constant need for more aid from the West has led to some tension between Ukraine and its Western backers. Ahead of the July NATO summit in Vilnius, Zelensky lashed out at the US-led military bloc on social media, blasting its “indecisiveness” on Kiev’s membership bid and calling it a “weakness.”

British Defense Secretary Ben Wallace then told journalists on the sidelines of the summit that allies “want to see gratitude” from Ukraine for the military assistance that has been provided. He also recalled how he told the Ukrainian officials during his visit to Kiev last year that Western nations “are not Amazon.”

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“Discussions are expected to be based on the ten-point “peace formula” proposed by Ukrainian President Vladimir Zelensky, which in practice amounts to Russia’s unconditional surrender.”

Mexico Refuses Ukraine Peace Talks Without Russia (RT)

Discussing peace in Ukraine makes sense only with the participation of both Kiev and Moscow, Mexican President Andres Manuel Lopez Obrador said on Monday. Because that is not the case with the upcoming talks in Saudi Arabia, he added, his country does not intend to participate. “If both Ukraine and Russia agree to seek options to achieve peace in this conflict, we will participate, if the parties in conflict agree and convene for that purpose,” the president, known as AMLO, said at his regular press conference. “We do not want the war between Russia and Ukraine to continue,” AMLO added. “It is very irrational, people suffer a lot, people are dying, and the only benefits go to the war industry, the makers of weapons.”

High-ranking officials from some 30 countries will meet in Jeddah, Saudi Arabia on August 5-6, to discuss peace in Ukraine, according to the Wall Street Journal. Russia was not invited, however.The Journal described the Jeddah event as a follow-up to a similar meeting held in June in Copenhagen, where Kiev and its Western backers attempted to persuade countries that had so far chosen to remain neutral to support Ukraine. Discussions are expected to be based on the ten-point “peace formula” proposed by Ukrainian President Vladimir Zelensky, which in practice amounts to Russia’s unconditional surrender.

Russia has laughed off Zelensky’s “formula” as unrealistic and delusional. Foreign Minister Sergey Lavrov has said that Moscow intends to negotiate with the US, which he described as pulling Zelensky’s strings. Kremlin spokesman Dmitry Peskov has said that any attempts to contribute to a peaceful settlement “are worthy of a positive assessment,” and that it “remains to be seen” what happens in Saudi Arabia, however. Meanwhile, Russian Foreign Ministry spokeswoman Maria Zakharova told reporters on Monday that talks in Saudi Arabia “will not be useless” if they “help the West understand that Zelensky’s plan has no prospects.”

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Africa. On top of BRICS.

Russia Is Making Its Biggest Geopolitical Shift In 300 Years (Trenin)

Last week’s Russia-Africa summit in St. Petersburg was a landmark event in Moscow’s foreign policy concept and practice. Not so much because it brought scores of African leaders and senior officials to the country. The first summit, four years ago in Sochi, featured even more African heads of state. Also, it is not solely because its agenda expanded beyond economics and included a humanitarian dimension: this is important, but this isn’t all. Essentially, the meeting, with the bureaucratic preparation and the wide public coverage it has received within Russia, testifies to a sea change in Moscow’s worldview and international positioning toward the world’s rising non-Western majority, as laid down in the recently adopted Foreign Policy Concept. St. Petersburg was founded by Peter the Great in the early 18th century as a ‘window to Europe,’ and last week, it served the same purpose for Africa.

Eurocentrism, of course, is still deeply embedded in the Russian elite’s thinking and aspirations. Nevertheless, the failure of Russia’s long travails of Western integration in the wake of the demise of the Soviet Union has now exploded into the proxy war against the United States and NATO in Ukraine. This has produced a historic shift in Moscow’s policies, comparable to the time of Peter the Great in its significance, though in a wholly different direction. For the foreseeable future, the universe of Russia’s foreign policy will remain divided in two large parts: the house of foes including Europe, North America, and the rest of the Anglosphere, and the house of friends elsewhere. The dividing line between the two is a country’s position in relation to the sanctions regime against Russia.

Africa, in this regard, is largely on the right side of that divide. 49 nations out of the continent’s 54 were represented in St. Petersburg. True, only 17 of them participated at the top level. No longer a curious and skeptical observer, as during the Sochi summit four years ago, the West this time made a determined effort, advising, cajoling or threatening African leaders against going to Russia and dealing directly with President Putin. As a matter of fact, Western pressure scored some points (the number of top leaders in St. Petersburg was about half of what it was in Sochi), but failed to undercut the event. What was lost in the status of representation was compensated in intensity of interaction. The amount of time Vladimir Putin personally invested in the event – that actually lasted three days rather than two – was impressive and noteable.

The need to counter Western accusations of Russia’s responsibility for the spike in food prices following Moscow’s withdrawal from the Black Sea grain deal (while conveniently ignoring the fact that promises to Moscow to end the Western blockage of Russia’s agricultural exports were never kept) made the Kremlin go beyond the usual verbal rebuttal. At the summit, Putin not only promised to deliver grain free of charge to five of Africa’s poorest nations, but announced plans to expand commercial shipping and to build logistics by sea and air linking Russia to Africa, create a hub in Africa for Russian trade, and expand Russia’s share of African food imports. As for dealing with Western propaganda, Moscow envisages a major expansion of the Russian media presence on the continent. The idea is that Russians and Africans need to have the means of learning about each other directly, rather than through non-neutral intermediaries in London, Paris, or New York.


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“..more than 80 percent of Syria’s daily oil production was stolen and smuggled by the Americans and its proxy “democratic” forces – only in the first half of 2022.”

Syria: A Tale Of Plunder And Resurrection (Pepe Escobar)

[..] Russia remains excessively diplomatic on the issue. Mikhail Bogdanov, Putin’s special representative for the Middle East and Africa, recently told al-Arabiya, “Washington uses the pretext of combating terrorism to be present east of the Euphrates in economically important areas, where crude oil and strategic natural reserves are abundant.” He highlighted US troops deployed at al-Tanf in southern Syria and American “support” for the SDF in northern Syria. Yet that’s not exactly a ground-breaking reveal that would light a fire under the Americans. According to Damascus, Syria’s energy sector as a whole was robbed by an astonishing $107 billion between 2011 and 2022 by a toxic mix of US occupation, “coalition” bombing, and theft or looting by terrorist and separatist gangs.

There are no less than a dozen US military bases in Syria – some bigger than the proverbial lily pads (less than 10 acres, valued at less than $10 million), all of them de facto illegal and certainly not recognized by Damascus. The fact that 90 percent of Syria’s oil and gas is concentrated east of the Euphrates in areas controlled by the US and its Kurdish proxies makes Empire’s job much easier. The de facto occupation hits not only energy-rich areas but also some of Syria’s most fertile agricultural lands. The net result has been to turn Syria into a net importer of energy and food. Iranian tankers routinely face Israeli sabotage as they ship much-needed oil to Syria’s eastern Mediterranean coast.

Complaining does not register a whit with the Hegemon. Earlier this year, the Chinese foreign ministry urged the Empire of Plunder to give Syrians and the “international community” a full account of the oil theft. This was in connection to a convoy of 53 tankers transporting stolen Syrian oil to US military bases in Iraqi Kurdistan in early 2023. At the time, Damascus had already revealed that more than 80 percent of Syria’s daily oil production was stolen and smuggled by the Americans and its proxy “democratic” forces – only in the first half of 2022.

Syria’s permanent representative to the UN, Ambassador Bassam Sabbagh, has repeatedly denounced how the Empire of Plunder’s “theft of resources, oil, gas, and wheat” has plunged millions of Syrians into a state of insecurity, reducing a large part of its population to the status of displaced persons, refugees and victims of food insecurity.The prospects for Syrian reconstruction are slim without expelling the western marauders. That will have to happen via detailed, concerted cooperation between Russian forces, the Syrian Arab Army, and the IRGC’s Quds Force units. By itself, Damascus can’t pull it off. The Iranians constantly attack the Americans, via their militias, but results are marginal. To force the Empire out, there’s no other way apart from making the human cost of stealing Syrian oil unbearable. That’s the only message the US understands.

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Good luck in Hungary my man.

Gonzalo Lira Resurfaces, Talks Torture (RT)

Chilean-American blogger Gonzalo Lira, arrested by the Ukrainian intelligence in May on charges of pro-Russian sympathies, reappeared online on Monday and told a sordid tale of beatings and extortion while awaiting a show trial. “I was tortured in two of the four cells I was in—by the other prisoners,” Lira posted in a 25-tweet thread on Monday evening, noting that all the torture in the pre-trial detention center (SIZO) was outsourced to the inmates. “I got a cracked rib in my first cell, but it wasn’t too bad. The worst stretch was in my fourth cell. From 1pm on June 21 until 7pm the next day—30 hours” two inmates tortured him and at one point “used a toothpick to scratch the whites of my left eye, while asking me if I could still read if I had just one,” Lira wrote.

One of the torturers was allegedly reprimanded for bruising the 55-year-old blogger’s chest, because the instructions were to leave no marks. Lira posted photographs of the documents laying out the charges against him, suggesting that he was being imprisoned over social media posts and YouTube videos. He said the one video in particular that got the authorities’ attention was “Ukraine: A Primer,” his explanation of the background of the current conflict with Russia, which blamed Kiev for provoking it. According to Lira, he was beaten and tortured because the Security Service of Ukraine (SBU) figured it could extort him for all his savings – amounting to some $100,000 when factoring in the confiscated computers and phones.

Told he would be found guilty and sentenced to 5-8 years in a labor camp at his upcoming trial, Lira decided to flee Ukraine and seek asylum in Hungary. “I’m posting this thread just as I’m getting to the border checkpoint,”he tweeted. “If you don’t hear from me in the next 12 hours—whelp! I’m on my way to a labor camp! Wish me luck.” He credited the Chilean embassy for any care he received in jail, noting that the US embassy “called me three times, but gave me nothing but ‘support’—empty bromides.” He also suggested that the US would extradite him back to Ukraine, because Acting Deputy Secretary of State Victoria Nuland “hates my guts, or so I’m told.”

The SBU detained Lira on May 1, accusing him of “producing and distributing materials justifying the armed aggression” of Russia. A judge ordered him to stay in jail pending trial. The first time the SBU detained Lira, in April 2022, he was released without charges after a week, presumably due to public pressure.

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“I think that we believed that if a war broke out, we had trained up the Ukrainians and armed the Ukrainians up enough that they would hold their own on the battlefield..”

Ukraine War Is A Long-term Danger (Maté-Mearsheimer)

JOHN MEARSHEIMER: [..] The Secretary General of NATO, Jens Stoltenberg, made it very clear that Ukraine would not be admitted into NATO until it had prevailed in the conflict. In other words, Ukraine has to win the war before it can be brought into the alliance. Well, Ukraine is not going to win the war, and therefore, Ukraine is not going to be brought into the alliance. This war is going to go on for a long time. Even if you get a cold peace, it will linger right below the surface and there will be an ever-present danger that a hot war will break out. And in those circumstances, I find it hard to imagine the United States or any West European country agreeing to bring Ukraine into NATO.

And the simple reason is that if you bring Ukraine into NATO in the midst of a conflict, you are in effect committing NATO to defending with military force Ukraine on the battlefield. And that’s a situation we don’t want. We do not want NATO boots on the ground, or to be more specific, we don’t want American boots on the ground. So, it makes perfect sense for Stoltenberg to say that Ukraine has to win. In fact, Ukraine has to win a decisive victory over the Russians within the borders of Ukraine. That is not going to happen, in my opinion, and therefore, as you were saying, Ukraine is not going to become part of NATO.

AARON MATÉ: So, given that, I mean, do you think it’s fair to speculate that the US policy in Ukraine was even more cynical than it appeared? Because basically this war was largely fought because the US refused to agree to neutrality for Ukraine, saying that, ‘Well, we have an open door for NATO; we don’t take people’s membership off of the table.’ But yet, when given the opportunity, the US won’t commit to granting Ukraine a road map to joining NATO, which leads me to conclude that, possibly, what if the aim was never to actually admit Ukraine into NATO but just use the future pledge of NATO membership to de facto turn Ukraine into a NATO proxy, without the obligation, the part of the US and its allies, to actually defend it?

JOHN MEARSHEIMER: It’s possible that’s true. It’s hard to say without a lot more evidence. I have a slightly different view. I don’t think it was so much cynicism. I think it was stupidity. I think you can’t underestimate just how foolish the West is when it comes to the whole question of Ukraine—and all sorts of other issues as well. But I think that the West believed—and here we’re talking mainly about the United States—that if a war did break out between Ukraine and Russia, that the West plus Ukraine would prevail, that the Russians would be defeated. I believe we thought that was the case.

If you look at the run-up to the war in early 2022, what’s really striking to me is that it was quite clear that war was at least a serious possibility, yet the United States and the West more generally did virtually nothing to prevent the war. If anything, we egged the Russians on. And I find this hard to imagine. What was going on here? And I think that we believed that if a war broke out, we had trained up the Ukrainians and armed the Ukrainians up enough that they would hold their own on the battlefield. Number one. And number two, I think, we felt the magic weapon was sanctions, that we’d finished the Russians off with sanctions, and the Ukrainians would end up defeating the Russians, and they would then be in a position where we could admit them into NATO. That is what I think is going on. I don’t think it’s really a case of cynicism as you portray it. It may be. Again, this is an empirical question. We just need a heck of a lot more evidence to see whether your interpretation is correct or mine is. But my sense is, this is worse than a crime. This is a blunder, to put it in [French diplomat] Talleyrand’s famous rhetoric.

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Comer should have much more.

Devon Archer Shows ‘Real Quid Pro Quo’ In Ukraine Was Joe Biden – Comer (JTN)

Devon Archer’s explosive testimony to Congress could further unravel a narrative about Ukraine corruption that was first cemented during the impeachment case against former President Trump in 2019, House Oversight Committee Chairman James Comer tells Just the News. Archer, Hunter Biden’s former business partner, reportedly revealed in the closed-door testimony Monday that Hunter Biden was being pressured back in December 2015 to do something about Viktor Shokin, the Ukrainian prosecutor who was investigating Burisma. In the same month, Hunter’s father, Joe Biden, had helped get the Ukrainian prosecutor fired while Biden was serving as vice president. Archer also said Burisma would not have survived had it not been for the influence of the Biden family.

“It’s just unbelievable,” Comer said Monday, after Archer testified, on the “Just the News, No Noise” TV program. “We’ve brought forward, a few weeks ago, an FBI document that alleges that Joe Biden was involved in a bribery scheme for this very scenario,” he also said. “Now we know, despite Joe Biden saying he never had any knowledge of any of this, that he regularly spoke on the phone with the owners of these companies.” Comer also said: “When in American history has a vice president ever taken an active role, and demanded that a prosecutor be fired in a foreign country for simply investigating a business that was domiciled in that foreign country? Never. The evidence continues to mount that the real quid pro quo pertaining to Ukraine in Burisma was Joe Biden.”

Comer argued that Biden helped get the prosecutor fired because “he was closing in on his son.” “I think that was basically what we learned today and, you know, more and more people are going to come forward now,” he said. Biden said on the campaign trail during the 2020 election that he never discussed foreign business dealings with son Hunter. Archer testified that President Biden, the vice president in the Obama administration, was on the phone about 20 times with individuals that Hunter was doing business with at the time, according to a lawmaker in the room. Democrats in Congress in 2019 argued that Trump had no basis to ask Ukraine’s president to investigate Hunter Biden over his ties to Burisma and the firing of the prosecutor.

“President Trump, he was impeached over what the Bidens actually were doing,” said Trump spokeswoman Liz Harrington, while also appearing on “Just the News, No Noise.” “Just think of that: a perfect phone call and here we have 20 phone calls, at least, of Joe Biden being involved with, obviously, his son’s business dealings because Hunter, by his own admission, had no business being on the board of Burisma.”Harrington predicted that Trump would eventually be “completely vindicated.”

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Only reason Joe’s still in office is Kamala.

The Biden Presidency Is Unsustainable (Victor David Hanson)

Imagine if Gavin Newsom was currently Vice President amid the final meltdown of the Biden family consortium. Does anyone doubt that Biden would then either be forced to resign by Democratic politicos (for reasons in addition to his escalating dementia), or would be impeached and perhaps abdicate Nixon-style? The presence of the now predictable mediocrity of Kamala Harris and the impossibility, given her race and gender, of removing her, for now is about all that keeps a cognitively declining Biden still in office. The Left fears what she could do as president to the Democratic Party; conservatives are terrified of what she could do to the country.

Joe Biden’s bewilderment exempts his embarrassments from accountability in the way that Hunter Biden’s addictions excuse his past serial criminality. But the passes granted to both father and son would be now unsustainable with a viable Vice President in waiting. Indeed, the Harris problem explains some of current Democratic strategy. Backroom leaks and growing insider rumors of Biden dementia confirm the portrait of an often befuddled president whom the public by now knows all too well. The aimless House Democrats’ “how-dare-you-even-consider-an-impeachment inquiry” furor, coupled with their half-hearted efforts, along with the media, to refute the actual charges of corruption of the Biden family, suggest that he will not run for reelection—but also not be impeached much less convicted or removed under the 25th Amendment.

So the Harris dilemma explains a lot: finding a way to keep her out of current power until Biden somehow finishes his first term, and thus letting the Democratic 2024 primary candidates organically abort her presidential aspirations. There are a few problems, however, with this strategy. One, can Joe Biden finish his first term? That would require his staff to shorten his already truncated workday for the next 18 months to about 2-3 hours of work per day. He would have to be kept away from photo-ops with young (especially female) children, lest he turkey-gobbles the cheek of another victim to a worldwide audience. He can no longer read off a teleprompter without slurring his words, losing his place, or going off extemporaneously on to topics such as “Vladimir” Zelenskyy, the “Iraq” war in Ukraine, or relief over the curing of cancer.

He cannot hold half-hour press conferences given his incoherence and his angry prevarications. He still insists incredulously that he never discussed the Biden family business with Hunter, although we may soon see transcripts, recordings, and affidavits that he was in fact intimately involved in and profited from it. Hunter is toxic and capable of leaving behind incriminating evidence or engaging in surreal behavior anywhere and anytime. Why would a former crack cocaine addict be brought into the White House, after which a bag of cocaine was for the first time in presidential history found abandoned in the West Wing? (Partial answer: why and how would an addict leave an incriminating crackpipe in a rental car, simply abandon a laptop at a repair shop with evidence of his own felonious behavior on it, or allow his illegally registered handgun to turn up in a dumpster near a school)?

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“He has an opportunity to be a hero, like the two whistleblowers were, like the judge in Delaware was, who rejected the sweetheart plea deal from the Department of Justice to Hunter Biden..”

Will Hunter Biden and Devon Archer ‘Get Last Laugh’? (Sp.)

Devon Archer, a long time business partner of Hunter Biden, is expected to testify before Congress on July 31 about President Joe Biden’s apparent knowledge of his son’s dealings. On the eve of the hearing, the US mainstream press released a text exchange between Devon and Hunter dated November 15, 2018 concerning Archer’s conviction for his role in a conspiracy to defraud a Native American tribe. Having been convicted in June 2018 by a jury, Archer saw his conviction quickly thrown out by a federal judge in November 2018. “The judge threw out my conviction today,” Devon wrote to Hunter on November 15. “Thank f***ing god! First good news in way too long my friend. I am so happy for you. I know its (sic) been a living hell but put it behind you now and take great steps forward,” responded Hunter, referring to the DoJ as “motherf***ers”. “I swear to god we’ll have the last laugh,” Hunter added.

However, in 2020 the Second Circuit Court of Appeals in New York reinstated Devon’s conviction. He was sentenced to a year and a day in prison in February 2022. Per the US press, the US Attorney’s Office for the Southern District of New York on July 29 requested that the judge schedule a date for Archer to report to prison. On July 31, Devon is due to appear before the House Oversight Committee. Archer has a long record of cooperating with the Bidens. He and the younger Biden co-founded investment firm Rosemont Seneca Partners in 2009 and later established BHR Partners in 2013, a joint-venture between Rosemont Seneca Partners and Chinese investment firm Bohai Capital. Both had also worked on the board of directors of Ukrainian gas firm Burisma. The timing of their business success coincided with Joe Biden’s vice presidency.

Between 2009 and 2014, Archer visited Hunter’s father, then-Vice President Joe Biden, at least twice. Devon played golf with Biden and Hunter at least once in August 2014 in the Hamptons, just months after he and Hunter joined Burisma. All in all, Joe Biden is believed to have met at least 14 of Hunter’s business associates during his vice presidential tenure. It is expected that Devon would shed some light on Joe Biden’s apparent knowledge and even involvement in his son’s business dealings. The elder Biden has repeatedly denied being aware of his son’s financial and business activities. “I don’t want to put words in Devon Archer’s mouth, but I’ll say this: He has an opportunity to come tomorrow to the House Oversight Committee and tell the truth,” House Oversight and Accountability Committee Chairman James Comer told a US broadcaster on July 30.

“He has an opportunity to be a hero, like the two whistleblowers were, like the judge in Delaware was, who rejected the sweetheart plea deal from the Department of Justice to Hunter Biden. Devon Archer could be in that category of Americans that just come and tell the truth. That’s all we want.” As per sources of independent US media, Just the News, Devon would be neither a GOP “hero” nor “Biden protector,” but just a “fact witness” who would answer questions as precisely as he could. “And that makes the line of questioning and follow-ups key to the value of the interrogation,” award-winning investigative journalist John Solomon highlighted in his op-ed concerning the matter. Per the journalist, House Republicans may get “a bonus in the weeks ahead if they can acquire, via subpoena, a cache of documents the FBI gathered from Archer during his 2016 arrest that are currently sitting in a digital storage firm.”

The House GOP’s probe into the Bidens originated during the Trump presidency. In October 2020, the Republicans obtained the so-called “laptop from hell,” a hard disk with a copy of all materials and documents found on Hunter’s laptop abandoned in a Delaware repair shop and then handed over to the FBI. The damning documents raised questions about Joe Biden’s apparent awareness of his son’s business dealings. Some message exchanges even suggested that the then-vice president got hefty bonuses in various pay-to-play schemes. House Speaker Kevin McCarthy has recently assumed that the congressional Republicans may kick off an impeachment inquiry into the elder Biden based on the emerging evidence.

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“Really? Him? This ghastly load of damaged goods?”

Blobulation (Kunstler)

So, Saturday night when the lights were supposedly off at the DOJ, and much of America was tuned out — getting new tattoos, arguing with the re-po man, watching the Orioles — the Blob told a lawyer from the Southern District of New York, one Damian Williams, to send a letter to Federal Judge Ronnie Abrams asking her to set a date for one Devon Archer to report to prison on a bond fraud conviction that Mr. Archer is appealing on the grounds of DOJ sentencing misconduct. Like, can you hurry that up, please? Devon Archer, you recall, was the college room-mate and later close business associate of R. Hunter Biden, First Son, who is in a bit of trouble for laundering money from foreign companies and governments through a score of shell companies that then made large payouts to Biden family members, including the so-called Big Guy currently living in the White House.

Mr. Archer, who has been in hiding (wonder why?) is scheduled to be deposed by the House Oversight Committee today. It is believed that he knows a thing or two about the Biden family business doings, enough, say, to corroborate the shit-ton of documentary evidence already in the Committee’s possession that lays out a pretty stark template of bribery with adumbrations of treason. Sounds serious, a little bit, especially since it’s become ever more obvious that the whole federal law enforcement apparatus has been aware of the Biden family’s activities since well before “Joe Biden” was selected to be elected president.

Of course, Mr. Archer’s testimony would only be the cherry on a well-baked cake. Chairman James Comer (R-KY) of the Oversight Committee says his investigators have rooted out new banking shenanigans on top of the over one hundred suspicious activity reports already in their files, despite obstruction and obfuscation from the Blob’s IRS and FBI arms. He seems determined to press forward and I daresay the Blob will find it very difficult to stop him. Speaker Kevin McCarthy declared last week that all this roguery was “rising to the level of an impeachment inquiry.” D’ya think? What I wonder is: would such an inquiry begin to unravel the secret of who has been running “Joe Biden” lo these many months of face-plants, preposterous utterances, morning “lids,” and other indications that the commander-in-chief of the USA is not much more than a media apparition? One might also ask: was this really the best that Blob could come up with? Really? Him? This ghastly load of damaged goods?

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The Real Victim of the Russiagate Hoax Wasn’t Me. It Was the American People

“There Must Be a Reckoning” (Trump Op-Ed)

“The report by Special Counsel John Durham makes clear beyond a shred of doubt that the Russia Hoax was the most atrocious weaponization of our government in American history. It was a crime like no other. Seven years ago, I ran for office taking on all the most corrupt forces and entrenched interests in our nation’s capital. My agenda was an existential threat to a Washington establishment that got rich and powerful bleeding America dry. I vowed to stop mass illegal immigration, terminate globalist trade deals, end the sellout of our country to Communist China, stand up to the permanent bureaucracy and the corporate media, and break the neocon addiction to endless foreign wars.

In response, an unelected cabal in the senior ranks of our government, in concert with their chosen candidate, Hillary Clinton, and their allies in the media, launched the de-facto coup attempt known as the Russia Hoax. Their goal was to prevent my election, and failing that, to throw me out of office or sabotage my presidency, undercut my agenda in Congress, block my domestic reforms, and interfere with my foreign policy. For nearly three years, they carried out a massive disinformation campaign and lawless persecution based on the monstrous lie that I was a traitor to my country. These Deep State plotters spied on my campaign. They forged false evidence to get illegal surveillance warrants and smear innocent people through leaks to the media.

They offered $1 million for a fictitious dossier written by a foreign spy to try to frame me with treason. They shattered countless lives. The Durham Report proves that the key figures involved knew from the start that the Russia Collusion conspiracy theory was a lie. The FBI launched their witch hunt without a scrap of legitimate evidence—and when they came upon exonerating information time after time, they covered it up and kept the hoax going forward. The sickness was driven from the very top. FBI Director James Comey constantly pressured agents for more surveillance and warrants, demanding to know over and over “Where is the FISA, where is the FISA?”

Barack Obama and Joe Biden were in on it, too. They were briefed in August 2016 on reports that Clinton planned to “vilify Donald Trump by stirring up a scandal claiming interference by the Russian Security Services.” They knew the truth, yet they put our country through hell. As savage and cruel as the Russia Hoax was for me, my family, my staff, and so many innocent bystanders, the real victims were the American People. [..] There must be a reckoning. Accountability now lies in the hands of the voters. The Durham Report has made the stakes abundantly clear, and now the choice is ours: either the Deep State destroys America, or we destroy the Deep State.”

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    [See the full post at: Debt Rattle August 1 2023]


    “As long as the war continues, nothing can be enough,” Zelensky

    …and nothing you shall have.


    A thread reader can unroll the tweet from Gonzalo using this twitter address: gonzalolira1968/status/1686140558803140608

    Free Julian Assange

    Formerly T-Bear

    I have deleted over fifty “” found there.

    What other trojan horse items might there be?

    The idea that such entities can interfere with exchange of ideas and censor should be offensive to all, but there aren’t even crickets. Such operations, their executive staff, their owners and directors should be destroyed to where they can never effect their agenda again.


    I have more and more close contact with ‘Normies’ these days with work etc. Conversations are difficult because although I don’t feel the need to win the argument around what was done to small business and families and the social fabric in Victoria, it is still troubling.
    That people are 100% locked in to this idea that no one knew anything and we just had to react and the government was doing it’s best with the available info at the time. No argument to the contrary is permitted and to remain at peace with my fellow citizens I have to choose to let it go. I have to say I am a tin foil hat and what do I know etc.
    Fuckin’ weird times I tell ya.
    I’ve decided to run with it and launch my new single on the 25th of August – ‘Doomsday Prepper’ I feel that being heard as “that nut-job guy’ is better than not saying anything at all. Looking to book gigs and promote the shit out of it so will call on help to spread the nut-job word when the time comes.
    Go Lira Go!!!


    oxymoron the “Normies” know their entire world would collapse without their part of the skim. My friend where will the funds to support your promotion and gigs come from? The skim. Where did the funds to colonize Australia originate? The skim.

    What is happening in the U.S. Congress right now is perhaps the most cynical protection of the skim ever. The citizens of the United States have been informed about “missing funds”, expensive hammers and unaccounted for military equipment for decades. We know that our public servants, beggars mounted, insure corruption for their part of the skim. What little i have is my part of the skim. I know that i have been completely ineffective in my protests over the last fifty eight years. I am still breathing, that is all the proof needed.

    Do you think that someone who believes they need a $60,000.00 dollar automobile to drive two miles to purchase a $5.00 cup of coffee is going to renounce corruption or imperial colonialism? Still, it is better to light a single candle than to curse the darkness.

    Dr. D

    “Germans Have “Moral Obligation” To Sacrifice Living-Standards & Wealth, Claims Green Party MP
    So China can enjoy them instead. No wonder China likes this plan so much.

    “South African Black Party Chants ‘Kill The Boer (White), Kill The Farmer’

    Like the Democratic Party, I see no racism here. If they don’t want this kind of thing happening, they shouldn’t have been born White! Serves you right. That’s what DiAngelo and Ibram X say.

    “Canadian Pastor Convicted Of Inciting Mischief In Trucker Protests Facing Up To 10 Years Prison

    “Mischief”? You Canadians should be so proud. Should have raped them instead, I guess.

    “Too Big to Hide” – Ed Dowd Slams COVID Vax Injuries “Cover-Up… It’s a Crime”

    Too big to hide? It’s being hidden extremely well. No one I’ve met yet notices a thing. They should have killed 5x the number (and planned to, I’m sure).

    Opening TikTok: Finally somebody saying it directly like I would. There are other lines, but these are the ones that are proven, inarguable, and the people will understand.

    “No such thing as a free hospital”? That’s exactly what we tell UK and Canada all the time. Then Canadians crow about their health care and spend the year in Florida not paying their high taxes of PST and GST.

    “• Mexico Refuses Ukraine Peace Talks without Russia (RT)

    In the “Holy Duh” moment. Can’t. Stop. Intervening. Telling everyone what to do. So they’re all going to have a peace treaty and decide among themselves what Russia and Ukraine will do. This is considered baseline sense for them. …Man they are way behind on ass-kicking. Getting your ass kicked regularly really takes this stupid off the table and you get a clue. Happily, it’s not the ‘nation’ that needs the kicking, just kicking all our leaders from Prep school, through Yale, straight up through State and DoD will do the trick. A heaping big can of whoop-ass for all. We can do it in shifts. I volunteer. “Save the Planet”.

    Want an example? How about Musk and that British reporter? The reporter HAD NEVER SEEN anyone ask him a question or push back before. Ever. So when Musk said “Hey can you provide an example?” He not only didn’t have any, he DIDN’T KNOW WHAT TO DO. He thought he was being attacked instead of being a normal, average, human event. The very idea of anyone asking normal questions, you would just normally respond to is outside his experience. Questions like: “If 450ppm cause runaway warming, how come CO2 was 6 TIMES that for 300 million years and nothing happened?” You know: normal.

    If you can’t – or won’t – answer normal questions is when the American Whoop-ass comes out. Until then, we’re just curious what you think, leaving you alone.

    ““..more than 80 percent of Syria’s daily oil production was stolen and smuggled by the Americans and its proxy “democratic” forces – only in the first half of 2022.”

    Sure, the CIA/Derp State is self-funding. They’re collapsing and desperate for revenue to fill the gaps, such as the billions in no-bid vaccines for strains that no longer exist. But we’re missing a bunch. Ukrainian women trafficking as suggested yesterday, and this: Jimmy Dore interviewed RFK for hours last night but doesn’t seem to be posted anywhere.

    In it, RFK spent days at the border, unlike Kamala, and at his point, 300 people came through NONE OF WHICH FROM MEXICO. And only two from Latin America at all. I guess we should have known. SEVEN MILLION people have entered, and that would long since have run out of Mexicans to come.

    The Cartels are using million-dollar advertising worldwide, to FLY them here, for $10,000 apiece, then get Visas by “arranging” (bribing) with government, then BUSING them in a million-dollar fleet of new modern buses. Then WALKING THEM…. Oh wait: Oops! ROBBING them, so they won’t have any money for the crossing, then

    ENSLAVING THEM, to the Cartels, to mule and/or work for them in a Cartel Shop in L.A. or somewhere, (Probably sex trades, even men of course), THEN walking them, crossing the border to…come to America? According to everyone, the most racist nation on earth? So they’re Uzbek, Azerbaijani, Syrian, Armeni, and had TEN THOUSAND DOLLARS or more. That is, they were WEALTHY back home, AND crossed like 50 nations of safe harbor first.

    300. One night. One city. For Liberals who can’t count to “One”, that’s THREE MILLION DOLLARS. A DAY. $365 Million dollars a year. In ONE city. Times I dunno, 50 border cities?

    The “Cartels”. WHO ARE THE “CARTELS,” PEOPLE? Since Papa Bush set them up, THEY ARE CIA. All of them. Exclusively. Watch “Narcos”. Franchises and protectorates of the CIA, for which we buy them jets, run them guns, and move their multi-hundred Billions ON those jets via US banking. Everywhere. It was HSBC that BOUGHT the jumbo jet for them out of their bank account. …But you can’t take $600 in cash from eBay without being investigated. Or talk at a school board.

    Being desperate, THIS is how the Derp State is self-funding for now. THAT is why the border is open and must remain so, EVEN IF THE WHOLE U.S. COLLAPSES because of it, which is likely. Likely, because it’s The Plan.

    The border is mentioned, but in like a “…Can you believe…?” sense. SEVEN MILLION people so far. At HUNDRED BILLION profits. Direct to mass-murdering drug cartels. If only they WEREN’T run by the CIA, at least them you could reason with them. They’re controlling the whole border, including large swaths of the United States. No? They’re controlling areas of CHICAGO, 1,500 miles from the border, and you’re going to tell me the don’t control the border right on top of their home base?

    Syrian oil is a rounding error to that. It’s just easier and higher profit. YOU, your town, is the real extraction, slavery, rape, murder farm, and power base. And everyone approves.

    Good to see Lira again. Unexpected to be in such good condition. Pretty serious situation though, as I’m sure he knows. It’s the same serious situation he was in before, but further on in time. U.S. = Useless as usual, and hates its citizen’s GUTS. As usual. No surprise. As RFK said, they invented a whole new category for him in order to censor. “MALinformation”. That is, info that’s totally true, but the government just doesn’t like it. OF COURSE they censor that, immediately and instantly. Censor it FIRST. There’s not an laws against that, are there? Right?

    the West more generally did virtually nothing to prevent the war. If anything, we egged the Russians on.”

    But he refuses “the more cynical view”. Why? That’s against his own argument and evidence.

    ““Just think of that: a perfect phone call and here we have 20 phone calls, at least, of Joe Biden being involved with,[million dollar briberies]”

    Yes and no one cares. It’s not corruption when it’s our side. You’re just mean. The American people may care, but they don’t bother as nothing’s going to happen. Why waste your breath? It’s just depressing. …I don’t adhere to that view, nor, as RFK said in long discussion of Biden specifically denying him security, everyone says “You’re going to be killed.” “It’s Inevitable, Mr. Anderson”. That’s the sin of “Sloth”, or from the Latin sense, “Depression” or “Fatalism”. A lack of manly virtue in doing your duty. Yeah, probably you lose, so make them pay dearly. Very, very dearly, as a warning to others. Both that they can’t roam around free, AND that there are allies out there, ready to join in. That’s the point of owning media, force-feeding Trans worship, etc, to BREAK this, psychologically.

    “Joe Biden on Camera” – Hanson.

    No one cares. The media just covered up, multi-decade, multi-ten million dollar political bribery scheme from a guy who is a career-long known plagiarist, a child-sniffer, a daughter-showerer, a racist anti-buser, AND the top promo of “Superpredators” and “Black crime bill” that put a generation in prison. THAT who Malcolm X was taking about with the “Great White Liberal” “Helping” out.

    They LOVE it. They don’t even break a sweat defending him. WWIII? Bring it on, as long as it Joe at the head, we’ll follow him anywhere and “We’ll all go together when we go”.

    Speaking of Leher, the U.S. going around like this is a lot older than we pretend. Send the Marines to topple governments and vote in our guys, 1965.

    “I vowed to stop mass illegal immigration, terminate globalist trade deals, end the sellout of our country to Communist China, stand up to the permanent bureaucracy and the corporate media, and break the neocon addiction to endless foreign wars.”

    Promises, promises. Then did nothing and hired all the same people. (I’ve written on why, but no need to let him off)

    “Yet another doomsday prediction failing to come true. I’m shocked… Great Barrier Reef no longer classified as ‘in danger’”

    What? Again??? Not EVERY. SINGLE. TIME. Gosh, it’s almost like Scientists need to read data or something, we all knew this since 2000.

    Sea Cows.

    Somebody finally figured out the monorail. And it wasn’t Americans.

    “What does the world, told a truth, but lie the more?” — Browning.

    Formerly T-Bear

    At Oxymoron #140411

    Most all the population spend their existence well within the small boxes of their lives, never venturing much beyond the immediate horizon of that box. Alien to them is anything beyond that horizon and alien is equivilent, well , to alien, foreign, unknown or unknowable, dangerous. This is hardwired into the species’ genetic foundation. It is education that creates this phenomenon, and it is education that breaks the hold of the genetic inheritance. This may be the monstrosity of which you are speaking and if so, it will be education that is the key.

    One of the most memorable evenings in my life was the night I worked a follow spot at a Tina Turner concert. That night she did something unexpected and while acknowledging the band members she added the lighting desk techies to the list. I understand this continued throughout all her remaining tours until retirement. That lady used ‘education’ to inform her performances like few others have ever done, the key being the ability to entertain well. The musical revolutions of the sixties and seventies attest to this ability of entertainment to transcend the boxes of our lives and may be the key to your goals.


    The Markster

    The NSA glitchiness has subsided for now, and if this comment posts it worked on the first try like the old days (ie. ten days ago).

    Surprised to see that Trump op-ed in Newsweek. Yes we need accountability, but Trump will not be allowed to succeed at his de-blobbing, just like Hunter and Joe will get a slap on the wrist and a return ticket to one of their mansions. Nice reminder from Kunstler about the current government not being the country.

    The empire must hit the brick wall and fall apart in order to save not just this country, but all of of God’s creatures here below. ☮️


    A tale of two futures ( doomsday prediction)

    1. • Syria: A Tale Of Plunder And Resurrection (Pepe Escobar)

    2. • Russia Is Making Its Biggest Geopolitical Shift In 300 Years (Trenin)


    Proxy War, Mercenary War
    <strong ….lying runs in the family

    !. Joe Biden’s bewilderment, forgetfulness, sees no evidence of wrongdoing

    2. Hunter …. a bag of cocaine, why and how would an addict leave an incriminating crackpipe in a rental car, simply abandon a laptop at a repair shop with evidence of his own felonious behavior on it, or allow his illegally registered handgun to turn up in a dumpster near a school.


    Dr D, on the immigration circumstance. Keep your friends close keep your enemies closer. The humans who would stand up and resist are being brought to the United States to prevent resistance to the wholesale rape of their nation of origin. Much cheaper to place the immigrants among a docile and passive population, who are already betrayed, than to have your bidness men shot on site on sight.

    to paraphrase Rodney Carrington, It has happened here once, a lot of times


    My friend where will the funds to support your promotion and gigs come from? The skim. Where did the funds to colonize Australia originate? The skim.

    I’d tend to say it is the other way around.

    Look at how live music was in the 80’s and 90’s vs after Ticketmaster and similar ventures took control. Or music on the radio post-Clearchannel.

    Even further back, all the live music and dancing that could support 10-20 piece bands. With fast and slow couples’ dancing, essentially gone. In far, far more smaller venues, no stadium tours for King Oliver or Tommy Dorsey. Watch Swing Kids and then Footloose back to back and the loss becomes more starkly highlighted.

    Music, both live and just…. MORE musicians in general, were integral to society for quite awhile.

    Starbuck’s wiping out thousands of mom and pop coffee shops across the nation and then raising the price of coffee to $6 a cup – kind of like 2001 Argentina when your electric company gets bought by a multinational corp and suddenly your electricity prices quadruple but they stop doing maintenance and you get power surges and blackouts constantly.

    Or Uber wiping out all the thousands of cabbies while having desperate or clueless people grind down their cars to collect the depreciation as cash, essentially.

    It strikes me as strange, seeing a private musician composing and performing as taking the skim – like is it presumed that’s oppressive capitalism or colonialism or something? Considering it is compared almost in the same breath as colonizing Australia. What???


    jb-hb when one looks at the debt load carried by all western economies it is clear there is not enough value added production to sustain any of those economies. When a person looks at debt to earnings ratio in the mainstream economy as well as any government economy all that one sees is debt. Going along to keep the get along going is skim. I certainly am not innocent. Every plan set i produce for residential or light commercial projects is paid for by debt skim. Real estate, construction and mortgage lending are all based on upfront skim of the underlying debt. The United States economy has been non-productive far longer than most care to admit. Nixon and the Petrodollar noted the end of any recognizable productive activity in the US. The Petrodollar is the most recognizable face of the skim. Living in a western society means you are part of the skim. That “public relations” ,as discussed yesterday, has painted a noble face on consorting with the devil that in no way changes the reality of going along to get along.

    The larger your personal debt load, the greater your part of the skim. No matter that oxy is a noble man, the economy he lives within is bankrupt and depends on skim of debt. Why do you think over 500,000 human beings have been murdered in the last eighteen months? Without that skim you, i and everyone in western culture is a pauper.

    thank you for responding,


    jb-hb the skim from the English colonial system is what financed all of Victoria Queen of the Ocean and the colonization of Australia as a penal colony.

    yes human beings are as brutal as they appear to be, every single one of us, without exception


    jb-hb when one looks at the debt load carried by all western economies…

    checking back with what you said before

    My friend where will the funds to support your promotion and gigs come from? The skim. Where did the funds to colonize Australia originate? The skim.

    No, I don’t think you were making an observation about debt to gdp ratios.

    You were saying oxymoron’s indie music is complicit in a system of oppression and exploitation.

    If not explain how an indie musician composing, recording, and touring IS similar to colonizing Australia but is NOT colonizing, oppressing, or exploiting?

    The Petrodollar is the most recognizable face of the skim. Living in a western society means you are part of the skim.

    Things of value don’t skim, they GET skimmed.

    Coffee shops, cabs, music, electric companies.

    Mining coal, harvesting wheat, laying bricks. These are not emergent from debt. They are not hypothetical things like a synthetic CDO.

    Composers and musicians make music

    Music is kind of intrinsic to being alive and human. A flute made from a vulture bone tuned to the pentatonic scale 30,000 years old was found in a European cave. It is not a debt based derivative. It is not exploitative.


    I’ll take fair turns at batting – 2 replies gets 2 replies

    Fake Environmentalism
    Everything since people started planting seeds for food is bad and wrong. Evil. ALL civilization. Any living in it are collectively dependent on that system and guilty of its inherent evil and of destroying the planet. CO2 will calls a meltdown the planet into Venus and you are ALL DOOMED.

    Fake Economics
    Everything in The West is based on exploitation and debt, which is bad and wrong. Evil. All Western Civilization. Any living in it are collectively dependent on that system and guilty of its inherent evil and destruction. Debt will cause a meltdown of the economy and you are ALL DOOMED

    An economic proposition that any value creation occurring in the west stems from, is based ON debt and exploitation is as crackpot as AFKTT’s Fake Environmentalist anti agriculture anti CO2 schtick. We’re all working hard making non exploitative VALUE, tboc. Start from that premise and see what new worldview it leads you to.

    In BOTH cases, Fake Environmentalism or Fake Economics, in the end, the mechanics of the thing do not even matter. They do not have to make sense.

    It’s the underlying guilt and shame that matter. That’s the assumed magical layer of reality BENEATH -not above – the physical reality – that’s why I got not 1, but 2 replies when I questioned it. That’s supposed to be the UNQUESTIONABLE part.

    Oh, are you excited about a new single and a tour? Well, let me tell you sir, that’s all filthy and despicable with collective guilt, shame, and doom – doomed!

    Let me show you how a normal, baseline decent human being responds to oxymoron’s news

    Hey man, that is GREAT that you’re getting new material out there and are going to play live for people. It must have been extra brave to go ahead and make new music in our current paradigm, when it almost feels like culture itself got nuked, as if you could be throwing your art into a void – respect man, art and culture matter now more than ever.

    Best of luck with the single. Hope the tour brings some entertainment and joy to the musicians and the crowd. Don’t forget to share the single with us when it is ready for launch.

    (and I mean that sincerely)

    As opposed to, in response, you know, hissing in their ear that everyone is horribly and collectively guilty, your civilization and culture suffused with it and based on, dependent on it, your little thing you were happy about and looking forward to is complicit in evil, you’re all doomed.

    D Benton Smith

    The Cabal is an organism dying of auto-immune disease. This is evidenced virtually everywhere you care look, as the government (a wholly owned subsidiary of the Cabal) uses its broad global power to nullify or destroy every effort to rid the government of the crime, corruption and turpitude that is the core of the fatal disease.

    In other words, the immune system is trying to cure the organism, but the organism is seeking to wipe out the immune system which is its last and only hope of survival. Quite a conundrum.

    This is nowhere more crystal clear, exhaustively documented and unimpeachably witnessed than the so called “UFO/UAP Disclosure Hearings”, chaired by Congressman Tim Burchett, but DRIVEN by a myriad of persons and organizations that technically (at least) outrank him by a country mile.

    There are two sides (roughly speaking), which consist of a whole gaggle of smaller fry who are lining up behind either one side or the other. One side is the one that has been illegally asserting the authority to keep secrets, and the other side is the one which says such authority resides ONLY in the duly elected and Constitutionally observant public servants of the citizens of the country.

    The primary issue is NOT the sexy headline subject of the hearings (i.e. UFO’s and aliens are a secondary, though still ultra important, issue.) The BIG issue that is becoming more and more visible and openly discussed, is the subject of SOVEREIGNTY, and the question of who, specifically, is the final arbiter of authority in this country (and, frankly) many other countries as well.

    The Cabal is on the wrong side, and is indeed the organization which has arrogated to itself ILLEGAL powers which is attempting (largely successfully so far) to impose over the top of the LEGAL (voted on) powers as described in numerous foundational legal codes, and most especially as unambiguously written into the US Constitution.

    This is a really, REALLY, big fight that has been brewing for a LONG time in MANY theaters of conflict (Covid, Vaccines, Ukraine, Dollar Hegemony, Wokeism, Censorship vs Free Speech, Academia, Depopulation, Slavery, Science, etc etc etc) and amazingly the place where this enormous battle seems to be spilling out into the streets are those UFO hearings. Who woulda thunk it?

    Try not to be distracted by the little green men. Keep your eye on the men behind the curtain. The ones with the “authority” to tell everyone else what they can or must do, and what they can or cannot be told, about what is or is not tangibly true.

    The way things have been going those men behind the curtain might just turn out to be small and green

    John Day

    @Oxymoron: “Organic Prepper” is sort of taken already. “Humanure Prepper” might pack some punch, and not so much put people off as completely destabilize them, which might be better, or not.
    Just thinking out loud with my fingertips on the internet.
    (Avoid: “Satanic Leaf Tailed Gecko”!)


    Don’t look up and for the love of your god don’t look back! Why not? says I.

    European heatwaves: Soldiers died in the heat in 1160, Rivers ran dry in 1303, animals fell dead in 1393
    By Jo Nova

    Medieval “climate change” was filled with heatwaves, droughts, and crop failures
    One thousand years ago, “rivers ran dry under the protracted heat, the fish were left dry in heaps and putrefied in a few hours.” Men and animals venturing in the sun in the summer of 1022 fell down dying.”

    It was so hot in 1132 that the rivers ran dry and “the ground was baked to the hardness of stone”. Around 1200 at the Battle of Bela “there were more victims made by the sun than by weapons”. In 1303 and 1304, the Seine, the Loire, the Rhine, and the Danube could all be crossed with dry feet, and they dried up again in 1538-1541. In 1393 and 1394 the crops were “scorched up” and “great numbers of animals fell dead”. In 1625 in Scotland, it was so hot “meat could be cooked merely by exposing it to the Sun.”

    And so it goes — history that was known in the 1800’s appears to be disappearing, leaving us with a generation of snowflakes who think they are the only humans who ever faced hot weather. They with their air-conditioned bedrooms, mobile phones and filtered water.

    In 879, agricultural laborers, who must have been as tough as nails, were struck down after “just a few minutes in the sun”.


    When people said they were storing seed at Svalbard, they thought it was plant seeds. hahahahahaha
    As the pale male westerners sink into the sea:
    take yer pick, ladies! soros gates biden(s) zuck mike kissssinger (yes, indeed, and other older vintages as well!)……..we gotcher brand right here!


    That gecko is beautiful and sweet. I love lizards! whether or not this will put me in good with the reptilians (I love chelonians as well) I don’t know, but I’ll probably get along with them better than most. 😉

    Dr. D- on a roll again today. In fact, everyone seems to be contemplative instead of itchy. I like it.


    Ukrainian SIM Card Deaths – Counting Ukrainian’s War Dead By Other Means

    Ukrainian cell phone companies say that they have experienced the lost of about 1.1 million SIM cards mostly in eastern Ukraine.since the war began. Since July, they are experiencing about 5.5K SIM card losses per week.

    There are about 1.2 SIM cards per Ukrainian. So dividing 1.1 million lost SIM cards by 1.2 SIM cards per Ukrainian supposedly equals about 900K Ukrainian war deaths.

    One flaw in this indirect calculation is how many SIM cards were just abandoned by Ukrainians leaving the country?

    None-the-less this war death calculation is probably closer to reality than anyone wants to admit.


    Lira (3/26/2022) before his first catch and release.

    “Do you want to know the truth about the Zelensky regime? Google these names:
    Vladimir Struk
    Denis Kirev
    Mikhail and Alexander Kononovich
    Nestor Shufrych
    Yan Taksyur
    Dmitry Djangirov
    Elena Berezhnaya
    If you haven’t heard from me in 12 hours or more, put my name on this list.

    Lira (7/31/2023) after 2nd catch and release.

    “Right now, I’m about to try to get out of Ukraine, and seek political asylum in Hungary.

    Either I’ll cross the border and make it to safety, or I’ll be disappeared by the Kiev regime.

    Kiev has had a chance to disappear this guy for over a year. I wonder how long his followers will have to wait to hear that he is safe? Political asylum from who? Why not catch a plane to Chile or the US?

    Seems like psyop bait.

    D Benton Smith


    [Gonzalo Lira] “Seems like psyop bait.”

    I try to be as cynical and suspicious as the next guy, Chooch, but you, on the other hand, have some REAL trust issues. You think Lira is a liar? Working for whom? At least suggest a motive or plausible rationale for his actions, instead of just throwing shade on a guy who is literally risking his life to help ungrateful armchair pundits heckling from the cheap seats safely distant from the war zone.


    Heat waves …
    You forgot Egypt,
    It was so bad that the slave left Egypt.

    Just Some Randomer

    “Kiev has had a chance to disappear this guy for over a year. I wonder how long his followers will have to wait to hear that he is safe? Political asylum from who? Why not catch a plane to Chile or the US?”

    Indeed. And if he were a local he’d have been bundled off to the front lines post-haste. Being a US citizen however I guess things are a bit more complicated.



    “Do you want to know the truth about the Zelensky regime?”

    You should be glad that it was a Democratic/freedom/liberty political system.

    Here is the link to the article on Volodymyr Zelensky in the Panama Papers:
    Credit: James O’Brien/OCCRP


    Proof …. F0-1023 the FBI would not investigate…..

    Patrick Lawrence: The Bidens’ Burisma Bribery

    Patrick Lawrence:
    The Bidens’ Burisma Bribery
    July 31, 2023

    The just-released document,
    F0-1023 FEDERAL BUREAU OF INVESTIGATION ), now tells us pretty precisely what happened when the son of a bitch, (Joe), serving as Obama’s point man in Kiev made full use — fully corrupt use, I mean — of Washington’s leverage in post-coup Ukraine.

    Taking Care of the Shokin Matter

    Zlochevsky, as he recounted the Bidens’ bribery scheme, told the F.B.I. informant he had 17 recordings of conversations he had with Hunter and Joe as they arranged to take care of the Shokin matter and take Zlochevsky’s money for the favor.

    This is a smart guy. Zlochevsky also told the F.B.I. man he had “many text messages” and two written documents, financial records of the payments the Bidens received. Zlochevsky, by the F.B.I. informant’s account, considered this documentary proof of his “coercion.” There appears, then, to be a body of evidence awaiting examination and verification.

    Today, the talk from MSM is all about Trump getting indicted again.


    Another shitbox asswipe M2 Bradley taken as a trophie by the Russians

    When they put in front of the Empire of Lies Gangster Nation’s Moscow Embassy, they can light it on fire and sell hot dogs to the crowd!


    The Empire of Lies Gangster Nation will never send Abrams ‘Boondoggle’ tanks to Ukronaziland cause they will all end up like THIS


    Super Sweet

    Two out of three little pig M2 Bradley’s vaporized.

    Next time it will be a Hat Trick and snuff all three


    I used to think Jim Kunstler was a sharp guy. Read his books back in the day. He actually thinks these corrupted, morrally bankrupt, jew infested institutions are going to police each other. He’s delusional. When you decide to poison and kill a few billion people, you dont give a fuck about Constitutions.


    I finally got around to looking into the TAE site hacking that we all experienced this past week. As many of us noted, clicking on any page element resulted in a new browser tab opening, with the initial URL of the new tab being “”. The new tab then quickly switched to another site, often one that appeared to try and convince you that your device had malware.

    So first we look up on, and learn that the site IP address is Then we take that IP address and pop it into; here is what comes out:

    OrgName: Webzilla Inc.
    OrgId: WEBZI
    Address: 110 E. Broward Blvd., Suite 1700
    City: Fort Lauderdale
    StateProv: FL
    PostalCode: 33301
    Country: US
    RegDate: 2023-01-20
    Updated: 2023-01-30

    (along the way I also did a DNS lookup, but that was a dead end; their DNS records are from, and the relevant owner info is shielded by a third party organization called “Withheld for Privacy” out of Iceland)

    If you do an online search for webzilla among the links that comes up is this one: South Florida Web Firm May Have Facilitated Russian Hacking, Court Records Reveal. So, not a surprise that shady things happen at webzilla, but it seems definitely out of character for Russian hackers to go after TAE. I would have thought that it was The Cabal trying to squash truth-seeking sites.

    D Benton Smith


    When Google informs the inquisitive that “a Web firm may have facilitated Russian Hacking” then it is a very safe bet that the web firm in question is working for the same guys that Google works for, and who created the absurdly false narrative of imaginary “Russian Hackers” successfully boosting an undesirable orange man into the oval office.

    In other words, our recent hacking experience was a tame, but unmistakable shot across the bow that they can fuck with us any time they want, and that they’re lurking.

    None of that is actually news to anyone, but I find it mildly encouraging. If they read carefully enough maybe some of them will learn something truthful for a change.


    Ukraine is not the Enemy | Dmitry Orlov

    Dmitry gently bitch slaps the Empire of Lies Gangster Nation with sardonic Russian wit.

    D Benton Smith

    At first I thought that the photos of Special Counsel Jack Smith were chosen for their quality of capturing his face at a particularly unflattering moment. But now that I’ve seen a dozen or so photographs of him in various settings, and published by his friends as well as his his detractors I have come to a different conclusion. He has the most consistently hostile facial expression and malevolent eyes that I’ve ever seen outside of a horror movie. I know better than to judge people’s character based on their looks, but in his case I’m going to make an exception. He has the face of a hate filled remorseless killer.

    V. Arnold

    @ T-Bear #140414
    Most all the population spend their existence well within the small boxes of their lives, never venturing much beyond the immediate horizon of that box. Alien to them is anything beyond that horizon and alien is equivilent, well , to alien, foreign, unknown or unknowable, dangerous.

    Boy oh boy; you nailed it!
    As with you, I know first hand the truth of that.
    Fear rules most of the western populations as near as I can tell…
    Fear is the ultimate tool of control and the object of that fear doesn’t even need to be tangible…

    John Day

    @Rototillerman and D BentonSmith: The censors keep practicing new AI techiniques while watchng if they affect the views a little or a lot.
    How much dialed-in frustration makes 90% of people not bother to stay and read?
    How persistent are commenters to upload a few links?

    John Day

    Well hopefully “grandiose” is now permanently roaming the “happy hunting grounds” where it belongs!

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