Aug 162023
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Hunter Biden’s Lead Criminal Defense Attorney Asks To Withdraw From Case (ZH)
Trump Attorneys Slam ‘Flawed, Unconstitutional’ Fulton County Indictment (Sp.)
Justice Shrugged: The Persecution of Donald Trump (Miele)
The Criminalization of Election Controversies (Turley)
Trump Must Turn Himself In At Georgia Jail – Sheriff (RT)
Ukraine Matters To Biden More Than Hawaii – Ron Paul (RT)
Team Biden Hurts US Prestige and Credibility By Walking Into Ukraine Trap (Sp.)
Ukraine Could Give Up Territory To Russia – NATO Official (RT)
If Ukraine Agrees To Give Up Territories, It Will Lose Kiev – Medvedev (TASS)
Western Military Dominance ‘Has Ended’ – Moscow (RT)
Ukraine’s Military Resources Are “Almost Exhausted” – Shoigu (ZH)
Shoigu Hails High Level Of Contacts Between Russia, Chinese Military (TASS)
Why US Drones Prove Useless in Ukraine (Sp.)
MI6 Plans To Send Ukrainian Mercenaries To Africa (RT)
How Charities Secretly Help Win Elections (Thayer)










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Longtime Hunter attorney (let’s see who paid his bills!) Christopher Clark for 5+ years got used to anything he wrote being accepted. But when he went for the ultimate sweetheart deal, where Hunter could have shot someone on 5th avenue (the Trump thing) without facing punishment, Judge Maryellen Noreika said: “I don’t like these terms”. Which were in the small print of the deal, of course. And neither Hunter nor Clark ever expected her to read them. She put their world upside down. Now Christopher Clark is trying to sneak out of the building, hoping no-one will notice he wrote the whole thing. Oh, and he may be called as a witness now….

Here’s Clark’s way out ?! “Biden attorney Abbe Lowell blamed prosecutors for drafting the agreements the judge wouldn’t approve..”

Hunter Biden’s Lead Criminal Defense Attorney Asks To Withdraw From Case (ZH)

Hunter Biden’s top criminal defense attorney has asked a federal judge for permission to withdraw from the case after a plea deal unraveled in late July. Christopher Clark, Hunter’s longtime defense attorney, filed a motion with the Delaware judge overseeing Hunter’s case on the grounds that he could now be called as a witness in future proceedings, CNN reports. “Based on recent developments, it appears that the negotiation and drafting of the plea agreement and diversion agreement will be contested, and Mr. Clark is a percipient witness to those issues,” reads the Tuesday filing. Last week federal prosecutors announced that the had reached an impasse on Hunter’s plea deal related to tax offenses and a “diversion agreement” to take care of a gun possession charges.

After the deal unraveled, the feds asked Judge Maryellen Noreika to withdraw a late August deadline to renegotiate the plea deal, after she said she was not ready to accept it & asked both sides to file additional briefs explaining the legal structure of the revised deal. Noreika also called the deal federal prosecutors reached with Hunter over his gun possession offense “unusual,” and that it contained some “non-standard terms,” such as “broad immunity” from other potential charges. Under the original plea agreement, Biden intended to plea guilty to two misdemeanor tax crimes committed in 2017 and 2018, and would avoid prison on the gun possession charge. As part of the conditions for Hunter’s release, he must not consume alcohol or prohibited drugs, or possess a firearm, must submit to random drug tests as required, must actively seek employment and not violate any laws.

On Sunday, Biden attorney Abbe Lowell blamed prosecutors for drafting the agreements the judge wouldn’t approve. Biden’s lawyers said Sunday they believed the gun diversion deal was still “valid and binding.” Abbe Lowell, one of the attorneys, placed blame on prosecutors for drafting the agreements the judge took issue with. -CNN. After the plea deal unraveled, US Attorney David Weiss requested and was granted “special counsel” status by Attorney General Merrick Garland. According to prosecutors, there is still an ongoing investigation which may carry future charges outside the scope of the plea deal. Biden pleaded guilty to two misdemeanor tax crimes, and will avoid prison charge for possessing a gun while addicted to an illegal drug. The deal sought to cap a five-year investigation into Hunter’s tax affairs and business dealings, which federal prosecutors say Hunter failed to pay over $100,000 of income tax on at least $1.5 million in income between 2017 and 2018.

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“We look forward to a detailed review of this indictment which is undoubtedly just as flawed and unconstitutional as this entire process has been..”

Trump Attorneys Slam ‘Flawed, Unconstitutional’ Fulton County Indictment (Sp.)

A 41-count indictment, including against former US President Donald Trump, approved by a Fulton County grand jury in the state of Georgia in an election interference case, is “flawed and unconstitutional,” Trump attorneys said, adding that they look forward to a detailed review of the indictment. A Fulton County grand jury indicted Monday night Trump with 13 criminal charges related to an investigation alleging he attempted to overturn the results of the 2020 presidential election, according to a court document. Fulton County District Attorney Fani Willis later told reporters that the grand jury had issued arrest warrants for the 19 defendants named in the indictment, but they all have until August 25 to voluntarily surrender.

“This one-sided grand jury presentation relied on witnesses who harbor their own personal and political interests— some of whom ran campaigns touting their efforts against the accused and/or profited from book deals and employment opportunities as a result. We look forward to a detailed review of this indictment which is undoubtedly just as flawed and unconstitutional as this entire process has been,” the attorneys noted in a statement distributed by the ex-president in an email to his supporters.

The process leading up to the decision was “shocking and absurd, starting with the leak of a presumed and premature indictment before the witnesses had testified or the grand jurors had deliberated and ending with the District Attorney being unable to offer any explanation,” they stressed. “In light of this major fumble, the Fulton County District Attorney’s Office clearly decided to force through and rush this 98-page indictment,” the attorneys emphasized. The former US president was previously indicted on charges related to his supporters’ storming of the Capitol in January 2021, financial fraud in payments to porn actress Stormy Daniels and mishandling of classified government documents.

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“You either agree with the government’s interpretation of election results or else you risk going to jail.”

Justice Shrugged: The Persecution of Donald Trump (Miele)

Trump’s refusal to accept the election results turns on his deep sense of individualistic ambition, his willingness to challenge societal norms, and his determination not to surrender his principles, even at the expense of public ridicule, political persecution, and now potentially years in prison. But you can’t view the 2020 election in a vacuum. Trump was no different than Rearden in fighting what he knows is a rigged system. For the preceding five years, Trump had been the victim of a series of vicious attacks by the Deep State and the media who never really accepted him as president. So Trump had no reason to accept the election results parroted by the same actors who had already tried to destroy him multiple times. And now, two and a half years after the 2020 election, as Trump has a fighting chance of returning to the White House in the greatest political comeback in history, his enemies have come for him again, with three separate indictments and soon to be a fourth.

The four-count indictment most recently brought against Trump by Special Counsel Jack Smith is intended to make a victory in 2024 nearly impossible. The Deep State in this case represents the entrenched bureaucracy of the federal government as well as the individual states’ election officials. This is the same Deep State that gathered up 51 national security officials to sign a statement prior to the 2020 election that falsely claimed that Hunter Biden’s laptop “has all the classic earmarks of Russian disinformation.” It had none of them. No wonder Trump was disinclined to accept their conclusions that the election was secure and fair. Trump sought to prove his concerns about the legitimacy of the 2020 election by pursuing a vigorous legal strategy as was guaranteed to him under the First Amendment’s right “to petition the government for a redress of grievances.”

Biden’s weaponized Department of Justice is determined to deny that right to Donald Trump, and by extension to the rest of us. You either agree with the government’s interpretation of election results or else you risk going to jail. The indictment brought against Trump acknowledges that everyone has a First Amendment right to speak their minds and even to “formally challenge the results of the election through lawful and appropriate means,” but it then avers that Trump’s right to believe he won the election is abrogated by a string of court losses and equally pessimistic assessments from so-called experts.

Here’s where it gets interesting, and where the Department of Justice has overstepped. The four counts in the indictment are based on what prosecutor Jack Smith calls three conspiracies: “A conspiracy to defraud the United States” by seeking to stop the counting of electoral votes on Jan. 6, 2021; “a conspiracy to corruptly obstruct and impede the Jan. 6 congressional proceeding at which the collected results of the presidential election are counted and certified; and “a conspiracy against the right to vote and to have one’s vote counted.”

All of these alleged conspiracies and the resulting four charges are directly related to the joint congressional session on Jan. 6, when the Electoral College votes were opened and debated to determine whether they should be counted. Moreover, when Jack Smith announced the indictment, he suggested that Trump was responsible for the riot that occurred at the U.S. Capitol on that day, yet none of the charges hold Trump responsible for the violence. Every charge in this dubious indictment could have been brought even if the protesters had marched “peacefully and patriotically” to the Capitol as Trump had requested. The charges in the indictment have nothing to do with the violence; they only relate to Trump’s insistence that he won the election, and that he would do whatever it takes to prove it.

In other words, these are not real crimes like insurrection or sedition; they are thought crimes. Smith’s “conspiracy” charges simply reflect that Trump consulted his lawyers to develop a legal strategy on how to right the wrong that he perceived. In its substance, from paragraphs 8 to 123, the indictment merely alleges over and over again that Trump refused to accept the conclusions of others that the election of Biden was legitimate, and that he had help from like-minded attorneys. How infuriating that must be to prosecutor Smith, who believes with all his heart that no one could doubt the veracity of what government officials (like him!) tell us.

Tucker 2020

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Every single word, even every thought, becomes a crime..

The Criminalization of Election Controversies (Turley)

The long-anticipated indictment by Fulton County District Attorney Fani Willis is expected in the coming days and will focus on alleged election tampering and related offenses in the 2020 presidential election. If indictments were treated like frequent flyer miles, Donald Trump would get the Georgia indictment for free. However, it will be anything but costless. Regardless of the merits, it will magnify both the cost and complications for Trump. Like the New York indictment, a Georgia indictment would not be subject to a presidential pardon. Not only have GOP candidates indicated that they would pardon Trump on any federal charges if elected to the presidency, Trump could pardon himself (including a preemptive pardon before trial) if elected — but that power does not reach state convictions.

As with Manhattan District Attorney Alvin Bragg, many view Willis as a Democratic prosecutor pursuing the highly unpopular former president. However, given the three grand juries and the three years that have passed, Willis may have found new evidence or witnesses that could tie Trump to criminal conduct in seeking to challenge the results in the election. Thus far, the focus has been on the controversial call that Trump had with Georgia officials — a call widely cited as indisputable evidence of an effort at voting fraud. Yet, the call was similar to a settlement discussion, as state officials and the Trump team hashed out their differences and a Trump demand for a statewide recount. Trump had lost the state by less than 12,000 votes. That might be what he meant when he stated, “I just want to find 11,780 votes, which is one more than we have because we won the state.”

Mark Meadows was charged for asking for a politician’s phone number…

While others have portrayed the statement as a raw call for fabricating the votes, it seems more likely that Trump was swatting back claims that there was no value to a statewide recount by pointing out that he wouldn’t have to find a statistically high number of votes to change the outcome of the election. It is telling that many politicians and pundits refuse to even acknowledge that obvious alternate meaning. For Trump’s part, he is not helping with his signature, all-caps social media attacks. In addition to attacking Willis for a supposedly “racist” and “unethical” past, Trump recently declared that Willis “wants to indict me for a perfect phone call; this was even better than my perfect call on Ukraine.” I have previously disagreed with the claimed perfection of that Ukraine call, the subject of Trump’s first impeachment. However, neither call needs to be “perfect” to be protected.

The importance made of the call in the likely Georgia indictment will be one of the greatest “tells” as to what Willis has in terms of evidence. If the call is a critical linchpin to the prosecution, it will look like a political stunt out of the Bragg-school of prosecution. There have also been stories indicating that Willis is focusing on connections of Trump team members like Rudy Giuliani to a “breach” of the voting system on Jan. 7, 2021. The team was seeking access to the voting machines to show that they could be compromised or manipulated. Text messages state that the team secured an “invitation” to examine the machines in Coffee County.

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Trump Must Turn Himself In At Georgia Jail – Sheriff (RT)

Former US President Donald Trump and 18 co-defendants on his racketeering case are set to be booked on their charges at a county jail in Georgia, a departure from the courthouse processing seen in his three other criminal cases. The Fulton County Sheriff’s Office announced the decision on Tuesday, saying that Trump and the other defendants could appear at the local jail to turn themselves in “at any time,” though noted the plan is still subject to change due to the “unprecedented nature” of the case. “At this point, based on guidance received from the district attorney’s office and presiding judge, it is expected that all 19 defendants named in the indictment will be booked at the Rice Street Jail,” the sheriff’s office said in a statement, pointing out that the facility is “open 24/7.”

That procedure would differ from Trump’s other ongoing criminal litigation, in which he has been processed inside courthouses. During booking, defendants are typically photographed and fingerprinted, and while Trump was not required to provide mugshots for his other lawsuits, Fulton County Sheriff Pat Labat said he planned to snap a photo of the ex-president for the racketeering case. “It doesn’t matter your status. We have a mugshot ready for you,” Labat told reporters ahead of the latest indictment. “Unless someone tells me differently, we are following our normal practices.” Trump and a long list of his current and former allies were hit with a sweeping 41-count indictment earlier this week, with prosecutors alleging they worked to invalidate Joe Biden’s victory in the 2020 presidential race.

Among the charges is a felony racketeering count, as well as several counts for conspiracy to interfere in an election, perjury, and soliciting a public official to violate their oath. The latest round of charges mark Trump’s fourth criminal indictment this year alone, with federal prosecutors previously slapping him with dozens of felony counts for the alleged mishandling of classified material after leaving the White House in 2021. He has also been charged in New York for an alleged hush-money scheme with porn actress Stormy Daniels during his 2016 campaign, and faces a separate election-interference case led by special counsel Jack Smith, who is also spearheading the classified documents trial. Trump, who has announced his candidacy in the 2024 presidential contest, has denied all wrongdoing in each case, insisting he has been unfairly targeted in a politically motivated “witch hunt” which began during his own presidency.

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“..$900 from each and every US household, at a time when most Americans say they can’t afford a $1,000 emergency.”

Ukraine Matters To Biden More Than Hawaii – Ron Paul (RT)

President Joe Biden is demanding another $24 billion for Ukraine while the US “disintegrates,”former Texas congressman Ron Paul wrote on Monday, pointing out the unprecedented devastation from the Hawaii fires. It’s “hard to look at recent footage of the devastation in Maui and then hear President Biden tell Congress that he needs another $24 billion for Ukraine,” Paul said. “How can this Administration continue to justify tens of billions of dollars for this losing war that is not in our interest while the rest of the United States disintegrates?” The US has poured “well over $120 billion” into the “proxy war on Russia,” Paul added. He cited a Heritage Foundation analysis that calculated this comes out to $900 from each and every US household, at a time when most Americans say they can’t afford a $1,000 emergency.

“How many Americans would rather have those $900 dollars back in their pocket rather than in the pockets of Lockheed-Martin, Raytheon, and Ukraine’s oligarchs?” Paul asked, noting that even the establishment media is now admitting that “Ukraine is not winning and cannot win.” “Continuing to pour money into a losing cause will just result in bankruptcy at home and more dead Ukrainians overseas,” Paul concluded. The Texas physician served in Congress for a total of 23 years and ran for president three times – as a Libertarian in 1988, and in Republican primaries in 2008 and 2012 – before retiring in 2013 to found the Ron Paul Institute for Peace and Prosperity. Multiple fires broke out in Hawaii last week, devastating the island of Maui and practically destroying the historic town of Lahaina.

As of Sunday, the death toll was reported at 96, with at least 1,000 more people still missing. “This is the largest natural disaster we’ve ever experienced,” Hawaii Governor Josh Green said at a news conference on Sunday. Damages to homes alone were estimated at $6 billion. Biden spent the weekend on the beach in Rehoboth, Delaware. He said “no comment” when asked about Maui. White House press secretary Karine Jean-Pierre on Monday confirmed there were no plans for the president to visit Hawaii. Last week, Biden sent Congress a request for $13 billion in “security assistance” and $7.3 billion for “economic and humanitarian assistance” for Ukraine, which has included paying the salaries of government employees in Kiev.

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“hyperbolic rhetoric”

Team Biden Hurts US Prestige and Credibility By Walking Into Ukraine Trap (Sp.)

US observers have raised the question whether President Joe Biden could shift from his maximalist aims in Ukraine which threaten to turn into a trap for Washington. Prior to the much-anticipated 2023 Ukrainian counteroffensive, American politicians and mainstream press had drawn a picture of what the endgame in Ukraine should look like, with Kiev forces seizing as much territory as it could to gain the upper hand in negotiations. Citing White House officials, the US media suggested that by the end of summer, Ukraine would tip the balance in its favor. However, the reality on the ground does not match expectations. The Quincy Institute for Responsible Statecraft, a DC-based think tank, has raised the question as to whether Team Biden has a Plan B for a face-saving exit after it persuaded everyone in the West that anything short of Kiev’s victory would be a global catastrophe.

In fact, the Biden administration set a trap for itself by employing a “hyperbolic rhetoric” in order to sell the idea of Washington’s Ukraine war to the American public and the world’s community. President Biden raised the stakes as high as possible while claiming in February 2023 during his speech in Poland that “what literally is at stake is not just Ukraine, it’s freedom.” Another talking point of the US foreign policy establishment, lawmakers and academia was that Russia’s victory would not only “embolden” Moscow for new “invasions” but also encourage Beijing to “take military action” against Taiwan – something that has been repeatedly denied as nonsense by China which has always seen the island as its inalienable territory.

Republican presidential contender Chris Christie has even gone so far as to claim that China’s potential “invasion” of Taiwan would inevitably necessitate putting American boots on the ground. As a result, the hyped-up narrative deprived Team Biden of room for maneuver: should the US president decide to pull out, he would have to explain to the international community why he is “giving up” on democracy and human values, bowing down to “dictators”, and leaving the world in “danger.”

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Ukraine Could Give Up Territory To Russia – NATO Official (RT)

Kiev could end up relinquishing some of its former territory in exchange for NATO membership, Secretary General Jens Stoltenberg’s chief of staff, Stian Jenssen said at a debate on Tuesday. In his own statements on the issue, Stoltenberg has insisted that Kiev will set its own terms for “victory.” “I think that a solution could be for Ukraine to give up territory, and get NATO membership in return,” Jenssen said at the debate, according to Norway’s VG newspaper. This discussion is already underway within NATO, he said, suggesting that it could be a “possible solution” to the conflict. No NATO leaders have publicly endorsed the idea of Kiev giving up its claims to the territories of Donetsk, Lugansk, Kherson, or Zaporozhye, which were incorporated into the Russian Federation following referendums last September.

Likewise, while Western officials have cast doubt on Ukraine’s ability to seize Crimea – an historical Russian territory which rejoined the Russian Federation in 2014, none have urged Kiev to abandon its claim to the peninsula. Such an idea has apparently been floated behind the scenes, however. Swiss outlet Neue Zürcher Zeitung claimed in February, citing sources, that CIA Director William Burns had offered Russia a “land for peace” deal in which Moscow would keep “20% of Ukrainian territory.” The White House, the CIA, and the Kremlin all denied that such a proposal had been made. Whether such a deal would be accepted by Kiev or Moscow remains doubtful. Russian President Vladimir Putin stated last year that securing the military neutrality of Ukraine was a key factor behind his decision to send troops into the country, and that having a NATO-aligned Ukraine on Russia’s borders would present an unacceptable security risk.

Ukrainian National Security and Defense Council chief Aleksey Danilov stated on Tuesday that Kiev will never negotiate with Putin’s government, that none of Ukraine’s Western backers are pushing for peace, and that “Russia must be destroyed like a modern-day Carthage.” Achieving this goal is proving extremely difficult for Kiev. Two months into its long-anticipated counteroffensive against Russian forces, the Ukrainian military has lost more than 43,000 men and nearly 5,000 pieces of heavy equipment, according to the latest figures from the Russian Defense Ministry.

Stoltenberg insists that NATO will “ensure that Ukraine gets the weapons it needs to be able to retake territory, liberate the lands and win this war and prevail as a sovereign, independent nation.” While he has delivered variations on this statement throughout the conflict, NATO has been more evasive on when Ukraine can join the military bloc. After a summit in Lithuania last month at which Kiev was denied an offer of membership, NATO’s 31 members put out a joint statement explaining that Ukraine can join only “when allies agree and conditions are met.”

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“..To enter the bloc [NATO], the Kiev authorities would have to give up even Kiev itself, the capital of Ancient Rus..”

If Ukraine Agrees To Give Up Territories, It Will Lose Kiev – Medvedev (TASS)

Should Ukraine agree to relinquish disputed territories for the sake of joining NATO, it will have to give up even Kiev, the deputy chairman of Russia’s Security Council, Dmitry Medvedev, said on his Telegram channel. While commenting on a remark by the director of NATO’s Secretary-General’s Private Office, Stian Jenssen, to the effect that Ukraine might become a member of the alliance in case of territorial concessions to Russia, Medvedev wrote: “Why? The idea is curious. The only question is that all of allegedly ‘their’ territories are highly disputable. To enter the bloc [NATO], the Kiev authorities would have to give up even Kiev itself, the capital of Ancient Rus,” he added.

“Well, they (the Ukrainian authorities – TASS) would have to move the capital to Lvov then. If, of course, the Poles agree,” Medvedev remarked. The director of NATO Secretary General’s Private Office, Stian Jenssen, said earlier on Tuesday that Ukraine could become a NATO member if it agreed to cede territories that it currently refused to recognize as part of Russia.

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“..Kiev’s foreign advisers are essentially using the Ukraine conflict as a testing ground for various military strategies involving Western weapons, while President Vladimir Zelensky supplies the manpower for these experiments…”

Western Military Dominance ‘Has Ended’ – Moscow (RT)

Asian, African and Latin American states have seen their role in the global arena increase as Western military dominance has started to wane, Russian Defense Minister Sergey Shoigu has said. Speaking at the 21st International Security Conference in Moscow on Tuesday, the minister argued that Russia’s military operation in Ukraine has “put an end to the dominance of the collective West in the military sphere.” “Just as the defeat of fascism by the Red Army in Europe in the last century gave a powerful impetus to anti-colonial movements throughout the world, so will the defeat of the Ukrainian neo-fascists supported by the West serve as a factor in counteracting modern neo-colonialism,” Shoigu said.

The minister noted that Russia is currently fighting “not just the armed forces of Ukraine, but the entire collective West,” which, he added, has recently been joined by several states from the Asia-Pacific region. In its confrontations with Kiev’s forces, which have been provided with foreign weaponry worth billions of dollars, Russia has dispelled many myths about the superiority of Western military standards, Shoigu said. It has become clear that the use of Western weapons and supposedly advanced NATO tactics and training “cannot ensure superiority on the battlefield,” he added. The minister also claimed that Kiev’s foreign advisers are essentially using the Ukraine conflict as a testing ground for various military strategies involving Western weapons, while President Vladimir Zelensky supplies the manpower for these experiments.

Shoigu said the losses among Ukrainian military personnel are being disregarded by Ukraine’s Western backers. The Russian minister also claimed that Ukraine’s military resources are almost completely exhausted, according to preliminary estimates. Russia’s Defense Ministry had previously reported that since launching their counteroffensive operation in early June, Ukraine’s forces had lost some 43,000 soldiers as well as nearly 5,000 pieces of heavy equipment, including dozens of Western tanks and combat vehicles. Shoigu suggested that the US is using the Ukraine conflict to line the pockets of its defense industry by forcing its partners in Europe to procure new products to replace those they have sent to Kiev.

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“Under these conditions, bilateral relations between Russia and China have surpassed the level of strategic ties in all respects, becoming more than just allied.”

Ukraine’s Military Resources Are “Almost Exhausted” – Shoigu (ZH)

Russia’s defense minister Sergei Shoigu in fresh remarks before a security conference in Moscow acknowledged that while the special military operation in Ukraine has been a real test for Russia, the reality is that Ukraine’s ability to fight and its resources have been “almost exhausted”. He further said the Russian military has learned much about the West’s advanced weapons systems in the process. “In the special military operation, the Russian army has debunked many myths about the superiority of Western military standards,” he said in the rare public speech, as cited in Reuters. “The preliminary results of combat operations show that Ukraine’s military resources are almost exhausted,” he emphasized at one point, but without providing further specifics.

Importantly, China’s own defense chief, Li Shangfu, was in the audience for the event. The Kremlin has recently said that a Putin trip to Beijing to meet with President Xi Jinping is “on the agenda”, to happen by year’s end. Shoigu during the speech touted the large numbers of Western-supplied tanks and armored vehicles that have been taken out on the Ukrainian battlefield. “We have data on … the destruction of German tanks, American armored vehicles, British missiles and other weapons systems,” he said. “We are ready to share our assessments … with our partners.” Likely he had China in particular in mind, also as he followed by comparing the West’s deep involvement in Ukraine to the Taiwan situation. He then said: “Under these conditions, bilateral relations between Russia and China have surpassed the level of strategic ties in all respects, becoming more than just allied.”

While time may soon tell whether or not Ukraine’s defenses are “almost exhausted” – it has become very clear that the counteroffensive is not going well, and Biden’s ‘all in’ support to Kiev is becoming politically unpopular and an additional liability for Democrats going into the 2024 presidential election. Another key part of the Russian defense chief’s speech touched on nuclear weapons. He blasted allegations by the West that Putin is ready to use them: “From a military point of view, there is no need to use nuclear weapons in Ukraine to achieve the set goals,” Shoigu said at an international security conference in Moscow. He slammed media speculation that Russia could potentially use nuclear or chemical weapons to compensate for slow progress in its nearly six-month military campaign in Ukraine as “absolute lies.”

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As NATO eyes the Pacific.

Shoigu Hails High Level Of Contacts Between Russia, Chinese Military (TASS)

Russia and China maintain communication between the two countries’ military at a high level and conduct joint land, naval and air drills, Russian Defense Minister Sergey Shoigu said on Tuesday. “We are maintaining contacts at a high level, exchanging delegations, conducting joint exercises and drill – this is shown on all global channels – about our joint patrols on land, at sea, and in the air,” he said during a working meeting Chinese Defense Minister Li Shangfu on the sidelines of the 11th Moscow Conference on International Security. The Russian defense minister noted that cooperation with China is developed both bilaterally and within multilateral formats, such as the Shanghai Cooperation Organization (SCO) and the ADMM-Plus (ASEAN Defense Ministers’ Meeting Plus).

“Russia and China are strategic partners, good neighbors and close friends,” he stressed. “During Chinese President Xi Jinping’s visit to Russia this March, the leaders of our countries reiterated that Russian-Chinese comprehensive partnership and strategic cooperation have reached the highest point ever in the entire history of bilateral relations. We are implementing our leaders’ agreements in practice.” Shoigu thanked his Chinese counterpart for taking part in the Moscow security conference, noting that Li’s speech at the conference opening and the analysis of international situation “deserve closer attention.”

The Russian defense minister noted that China traditionally takes an active part in the Army international forum and China’s products traditionally attract specialists’ interest. “Yesterday, I visited your exposition, which broadly represents China’s defense sector. I saw many new and promising things,” Shoigu said, adding that since the previous exhibition, where China also took part, “a serious step forward had been taken.” “Today, all companies, all countries taking part in the exhibition take into account the experience of the latest development, including in the zone of the special military operation,” he said. The Russian minister said he is confident that today’s meeting will help strengthen the traditionally friendly ties between the two countries’ defense ministries and enhancing regional and global security.

He noted that this is his third meeting with his Chinese counterpart this year and congratulated him on the 96th anniversary of the establishment of the Chinese People’s Liberation Army, which was marked on August 1. The Army 2023 international military-technical forum is running at the Patriot Congress and Exhibition Center, the Alabino training ground and the Kubinka airfield outside Moscow on August 14-20. About 1,500 leading Russian defense enterprises and 85 foreign companies and businesses from seven countries are participating in the forum’s expositions and business program. The forum has been organized by the Russian Defense Ministry. TASS is the forum’s strategic media partner.

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“..despite “outstanding performance characteristics” their highly-sophisticated equipment couldn’t perform appropriately in Ukraine’s tough battlefield conditions.”

Why US Drones Prove Useless in Ukraine (Sp.)

After China banned exports of long-range remotely-piloted aircraft to Ukraine, US military experts found that American arm-makers have nothing to offer the Ukrainian military to fill the gap. On one hand, US defense-tech firms produce drones with a price tag starting from $16,000, well above China’s DJI Mavic UAVs that cost around $2,000 or even less. What’s more, according to the US mainstream press, some US defense contractors who have spent months testing their drones in Ukraine have now decided to leave their drones in storage. The crux of the matter is that despite “outstanding performance characteristics” their highly-sophisticated equipment couldn’t perform appropriately in Ukraine’s tough battlefield conditions.

American arms manufacturers have long been focused on qualitative superiority of their systems while their Russian and Chinese peers concentrated on functionality and quantity, as per David T. Pyne, an EMP Task Force scholar and former US Department of Defense officer. “During the latter stages of the Cold War between the US and the Soviet Union, the US focused on producing more expensive high-tech weapon systems that were qualitatively superior to Soviet systems in most areas while the Soviets more than compensated for US technological superiority by outproducing the US and its NATO allies by a wide margin. While Russia has caught up with the US technologically, I think the same Cold War-era mentality that quality is more important than quantity continues to hold true here in the US as we continue to prioritize more high-tech equipment even though it costs a lot more money to produce,” Pyne told Sputnik.

According to Pyne, Russia appears to have a much more cost-effective military budget than the US has “because its procurement, manufacturing and personnel costs are lower.” Russia’s electronic warfare (EW) systems, air defenses and aircraft reportedly pose yet another challenge to NATO-grade unmanned vehicles. “Russian electronic warfare capabilities remain the best in the world across the electromagnetic spectrum,” the EMP Task Force scholar stressed. “I think that Russian EW systems remain highly effective against US-built drones although media reports indicate that the US is helping Ukraine learn how to more effectively counter Russian GPS jamming equipment, likely reducing the percentage of Ukrainian drones it can successfully jam down to perhaps eighty percent.”

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“..a “sabotage hit squad” consisting of some 100 Ukrainian “nationalist and neo-Nazi militants..”

MI6 Plans To Send Ukrainian Mercenaries To Africa (RT)

The UK foreign intelligence service MI6 has allegedly prepared a group of saboteurs to disrupt Russia’s growing economic cooperation with African states, a military-diplomatic source told the RIA and TASS news agencies on Wednesday. The British spy agency created a “sabotage hit squad” consisting of some 100 Ukrainian “nationalist and neo-Nazi militants,” the source claimed, citing “information confirmed by several sources.” London reportedly asked Kiev back in July to “provide maximum and prompt assistance to representatives of the British intelligence MI6 and SAS special unit” in order to select fighters with “significant combat experience on the ‘eastern front’.”

The source, cited by both RIA and TASS, claimed that the British-Ukrainian unit will be tasked with “sabotage of infrastructure in African countries, as well as the elimination of African leaders oriented towards cooperation with Russia.” The militant group, alleged to be headed by Kiev’s Main Directorate of Intelligence officer Lt. Col. Vitaliy Prashchuk, is expected to be deployed to the Sudanese city of Omdurman from the Ukrainian port of Izmail by a “chartered civilian ship” sometime during the second half of August, the source added. London has been deeply involved in the Ukraine conflict since its escalation in February 2022, supplying domestically produced and foreign military hardware to Ukraine, training Ukrainian troops in Britain and elsewhere in Europe, and sharing intelligence.

The Wall Street Journal reported in May that British special forces “are operating very close to the front lines” and that their “guiding influence on Ukrainian special-forces activity is evident in the sabotage operations Ukraine has conducted against Russian railway, airfield, fuel and other logistical nodes.” “We can’t rule out that the British participated in the planning, organization and support of terrorist attacks carried out by the Kiev regime on the territory of Russia,” the Russian Foreign Ministry said at the time, adding that Moscow reserves the right to respond to such conduct by the UK at a time and place of its choosing.

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“..charities and foundations are strictly forbidden by law to operate with the effect, much less the intent, of benefiting a political party..”

How Charities Secretly Help Win Elections (Thayer)

This investigation reveals the shocking true story of the Everybody Votes campaign—the largest and most corrupt “charitable” voter registration effort in American history—that may have decided the 2020 presidential election and could decide 2024. Commissioned by Clinton campaign chairman John Podesta, funded by the Democratic Party’s biggest donors, and coordinated with cutthroat Democratic consultants, the Everybody Votes campaign used the guise of civic-minded charity to selectively register millions of “non-white” swing-state voters in the hopes of getting out the Democratic vote for a 2020 presidential win. It worked. Our exclusive research reveals how a little-known organization called the Voter Registration Project (VRP) leveraged connections with billionaire private foundations, Sam Bankman-Fried’s mother, and foreign billionaires with a history of breaking U.S. election law to raise $190 million for the Everybody Votes campaign and register 5.1 million people.

Using data from leaked copies of the campaign’s secret plans, as well as 2020 exit polls, our researchers have discovered that the VRP’s 5.1 million new registrations provided Democratic presidential candidate Joe Biden with somewhere between 1 million to 2.7 million votes across eight specially chosen swing states during the 2020 election. If the state-by-state projections of the campaign’s Democratic consultants held true into 2020, the Everybody Votes campaign’s “massive registration surge” would have provided Democrats more votes than the total margins of victory in Arizona, Georgia, Nevada, and Pennsylvania. Biden ultimately won each of these states in 2020, netting him 53 electoral college votes.

Our investigation proves, once and for all, that Democrats used truckloads of money from private foundations and public charities to give their donors enormous tax breaks and pad their electoral margins in 2020, even though charities and foundations are strictly forbidden by law to operate with the effect, much less the intent, of benefiting a political party. The investigation also proves that the campaign’s supposed concerns for the “civic participation” of “underrepresented communities” were nothing more than a convenient lie. Unearthed drafts of the Everybody Votes campaign’s original partisan schematics prove that the campaign was designed to win elections first and worry about “civic participation” later. Changing the electorate’s racial composition was only ever a secondary concern.

If the Everybody Votes campaign was a political action committee (PAC) or a 501(c)(4) “dark money” group and if the organizers had just admitted they cared more about electoral results than inequality, then there would be no scandal. But it wasn’t, and they didn’t, and the result is an enormous scandal entangling some of the Left’s biggest political donors and many of its most powerful nonprofit activist groups. It’s not just a scandal of the past either. The operation was so successful in 2020 that the Everybody Votes campaign has announced it will continue on through 2024, registering millions more. New job listings suggest that this cycle’s operations will target Florida, Georgia, Michigan, Nevada, Arizona, Pennsylvania, Texas, and Wisconsin—each a must-win presidential swing state. Only time will tell if the campaign is a repeat success.

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    El Greco Dormition of the Mother of God 1565-1566   • Hunter Biden’s Lead Criminal Defense Attorney Asks To Withdraw From Case (ZH) • Trump Attor
    [See the full post at: Debt Rattle August 16 2023]



    Yay Wikipedia hasn’t had the spook treatment on this page yet…
    Note this bit
    The town set a world record of most consecutive days of 100 °F (37.8 °C) or above, during a period of 160 days from 31 October 1923 to 7 April 1924.

    You read that right. 1924. OCEANS BOILING – so hot that north west oz was an oven for nearly 6 months!
    You can take your hottest ocean temp ever and shove it.
    Weather Climate
    Couldn’t give a shit
    Trust Horizon reaches to my vegie patch

    Armenio Pereira

    TPTB doesn’t even care to pretend anymore:

    Dr. D

    “Awkward: Rachel Maddow Calls Out ‘Election Deniers’ as Hillary Clinton Offers Blank Stare”

    I was more interested in this being the 55 year old Clinton this time. She’s 76. Also didn’t they have this interview like an hour after the indictment? As if they knew something and the case was posted to the court to begin before the Grand Jury convened?

    Ramaswamy: Indicting the opposing candidate…

    Again, if he’s guilty of something you should. That’s what we did when Biden was (not) a candidate, etc. It’s equal under the law. Now, I’m afraid I am indeed practical and as others have said (Turley, Dershowitz) that case had better be the best and strongest case anyone ever saw. Because the effects are unusually high.

    Cavuto is interesting, revealing the media argument: “Well if there are NINETY-FIVE surely there must be SOMETHING…” I hear people use this one all the time. It’s an “Appeal to Authority” because if a corrupt government would bring ONE charge against an candidate, surely they wouldn’t illegally charge him a SECOND time, or 95 times. Duuuuh. He then moves on to the pardon, because that demonstrates proof of something to be pardoned of, etc.

    Like we don’t want Desantis removing any prosecutor he feels like, we also don’t want to say we can’t arrest crimes just because you’re a candidate. Or maybe we can. I declare my candidacy for the 2024 Presidential Election.

    …Of course I don’t have to. I can go into any gucci shop or any WalMart with a rolling garbage can and steal anything I want. Not only will the police not stop me, any employee that tries will be fired.

    …On an unrelated note, crime is suddenly way up.

    “”You would think the fact that Joe Biden just made as his Deputy Secretary of State… the person who was Dick Cheney’s top advisor for the Iraq War,”

    Yes but they love Dick Cheney. I mean, they love W Bush now. He’s their bestest friend. Albright said it was all worth it.

    To be more productive: Greenwald said there aren’t two parties, it’s now only the Insiders and the Outsiders. Yes, Finally. Been since Gingrich did nothing in congress in 1994, then nothing in impeachment later, that it was obvious. Or even before.

    “Now Christopher Clark is trying to sneak out of the building, hoping no-one will notice”

    I’m lost on this thing. As above my paradigm is that the prosecution and defense are the same people, working to the very same goals. If so, why work at all, why not edict? Who’s their audience? A: YOU. You are the people they are prosecuting against and need to convince. They don’t need convincing, they all agree their friends should do whatever they want!

    It is a good sign that they still have the need to do this, put on this elaborate charade. I appreciate the thought.

    Also, if Clark is sneaking away, who is he sneaking away FROM? Is there anyone, anywhere who will come down on him and punish him? If so, that would also be good and unexpected news. It’s always good when criminals still have enough sense to be fearful and ashamed.

    “Trump Attorneys Slam ‘Flawed, Unconstitutional’ Fulton County Indictment (Sp.)

    Speaking of Clark and Trump’s attorneys, perhaps you don’t know what the real indictment is here. Georgia indicted all of Trump’s LAWYERS. That is, “anyone who gave Donald Trump legal advice”. Put another way, “Giving plausible legal advice is now a crime”. If it’s against what WE WANT to be true. Today, all which changes tomorrow. Like first denying elections is good and the only legal thing, now it’s bad and the only ILLEGAL thing.

    So in the hierarchy of power, they are now down to Captains, that is, any officers of the courts. I suppose this means they’ve already captured all the Judges, the next level up. Nor is this unusual: in J6 and a few previous cases, they both made lawyers quit, and actively attempted to disbar them. Actually did in some cases, was it Guiliani? So no ordinary citizen can get, or will be allowed, to have legal council. Who will say anything the State doesn’t want them to say. Which is already happening, this is just formalizing it, sending it to the Supreme Court. Add a Socialist, Soviet System, get a Socialist, Soviet result.

    So: all lawyers who don’t obey will be rounded up and jailed for life like J6. How about the rest of us? Influencers, then just, all voters? …Yeah, I already thought we were doing that too. Good to know we’re not quite there yet, or not really. You see why this is the last battle and they had to own the court?

    You either agree with the government’s interpretation of election results or else you risk going to jail.”

    You agree on everything or go to jail.

    And here’s their argument:

    Yup, that’s the “Overturning elections”. That’s the “Coup”. 100 guys with no guns, completely surrounded by FBI agents having no plan, visited one building for a few minutes. Not an armory. Didn’t take a military base. THAT, my friends, is how you topple a government. Now excuse me, I’m going to tour the Eiffel Tower without any weapons and take over France without a plan. It will be the worst attack in the history of Europe.

    In any case, back to reality: All American movies end up in a courtroom drama (sadly). Now Trump can be on the nightly news demonstrating the election rigging they wouldn’t hear – or more accurately, wouldn’t report. The courts can RULE it, but they’ll just say that’s one corrupt guy who we know is corrupt because of his ruling. QED Because I already know without looking, reading, or asking anything. I got “The Memo”. (P.S. this month’s memo is now Florida is bad. All things Florida, and Florida has always been bad and we all always knew that.) So IF EVEN legal rulings, Supreme Court rulings, don’t matter and don’t have any effect on the Civil War, then what?

    …You need to get on TV. How? How can you get on TV with a captured media? A: You indict Trump. “We got him this time!!! Bombshell, walls are closing in!”

    So the media is now not going to report on the indictments they themselves created? I mean, probably, why not? Nothing else makes sense. But no, they’ll have to report something. Like Hunter it will break through until “We now all already knew that, and like Florida, we now always already knew that Hunter’s laptop was real BUT…it doesn’t mean anything.”

    Narcissist’s Handbook. “I didn’t do it” “You’re crazy” “Everyone says I didn’t do it.” “If I did, it’s your fault”. “If I did do it then it doesn’t matter anyway.” etc. Like Russian defense lines, one after another after another in an endless line to the horizon of denial.

    And so here. To avoid a Civil War, they have to get on TV and UN-DO what TV did to everyone for 40 years. With the TV guys still in control of that whole system. Well, problem solved. Hunter’s laptop is real, and the election is about to be reviewed in the court. …Of public opinion, the only court that counts.

    “these are not real crimes like insurrection or sedition; they are thought crimes.”

    Gosh there is so much new legal theories in all these indictments, I can’t keep up. Yes, that’s the other one here. Of course the Feds ALWAYS charge “conspiracy” since you don’t have to prove anything. But because they own the courts, 99% of people plead out, which is higher conviction rate than Hitler. So that’s not new. But this total thought crime, completely generalized with no actions at all, and from sea to sea, and on every single attorney is new.

    …And unlike the general mass, don’t think they don’t know it. I know attorneys and they will understand this before the sentence is finished. They’ll also comply because they have no spine or standards, only expedience. I don’t know how many attorneys the U.S. has, but all 250 million of them will understand immediately.

    “”It now appears there actually was meaningful voter fraud in Fulton County, Georgia last November.”

    Timing: wot a coincidence.

    It is telling that many politicians and pundits refuse to even acknowledge that obvious alternate meaning.”

    Yes, on the case, here’s another interpretation: the election was so solid we have to have court cases and indictments about it. If someone says, “You stole my donkey” do we arrest him? No, we send the police over there, search the house with him, find no donkey and the thing is over. So why are we doing everything BUT that this time? Why doesn’t this end somewhere?

    It’s because their case, the election, the recount was so amazingly accurate, honest, and strong, isn’t it? I always have the other guy arrested when I don’t have his donkey and it’s not right here in my yard.

    “Trump Must Turn Himself in at Georgia Jail – Sheriff (RT)

    The sheriff promises, honest injun, to have a mug shot this time. Somehow they arrested and indicted Trump all legal like, all over everywhere, without any handcuffs, fingerprints, or mug shots. Because it’s all totally, totally real. Because there’s one justice system for all and we don’t play favorites. I’m sure when I go, if I ask nice, they won’t for me either.

    Anyway, remains to be seen. Epic shot they actually had to have AI fabricate last time. Like David Bowie and Jimi Hendrix mug shots. Rock Stars.

    “How can this Administration continue to justify tens of billions of dollars for this losing war”

    That’s easy: Maui will pay for itself. They are refusing all aid, stopping all permits, and will run out all occupants like Peabody Mines. The will tie it up for 1,000 years, allowing ONLY the State of Hawaii to be a legal purchaser. No, really. They already said you can sell to anybody you want, as long as it’s the State of Hawaii, and BlackRock (need to check this) to make their 15-minute city, that is an open-air concentration camp as beta-tested on Gaza.

    …Or you can refuse, have no house, still pay taxes, can’t use the land, it’s worthless, no prospective buyers, and pay $100 million in legal fees over the next 50 years to get the title you already have. Your choice. Like Trudeau said: we’re not MAKING you do it or anything. It’s all voluntary. Narcissist’s Handbook. I mean, if you don’t get me a sandwich, I’ll punch you senseless, so: free choice.

    Anyway, Maui will be burned out, stolen out, and chopped up and sold by BlackRock. Who like Ukraine pays 80% in bribes. That’s a net profit. But having the Army shoot anyone who tries to bring aid or stop the looting and rapes is a nice touch. Like W: “Good Job Brownie”, my work here is done. God’s work.

    “• Team Biden Hurts US Prestige and Credibility By Walking Into Ukraine Trap (Sp.)

    A trap where the U.S. loses empire, leaves Europe, and Russia solves the Ukraine problem by annexing it.

    “• Ukraine Could Give Up Territory To Russia – NATO Official (RT)

    DMZ line. Okay, great: did anyone ask Russia? A: No, because Russia already said they’d immediately start WWIII with NATO and nuke London. NATO is not in control here. That’s the difference everyone is having trouble with.

    P.S. we already had three treaties on this. NATO broke all of them.

    “Vladimir Zelensky supplies the manpower for these experiments…”

    That is, live human experimentation. They have a long history of it, I don’t see why they’d be bothered. “European values”

    “outstanding performance characteristics” their highly-sophisticated equipment couldn’t perform appropriately in Ukraine’s tough battlefield conditions.”

    Oh wait: You wanted BATTLEFIELD drones for the war? Those are going to cost much, much more. The drones we have now fail in light rain and dust. That’s our level for “Outstanding Performance”, gold medal, best-in-class.

    “MI6 Plans To Send Ukrainian Mercenaries To Africa (RT)

    Well that makes sense….wait, what? Everyone in Ukraine is dead. So you’re losing the war for lack of men, you’re going to win it by removing more men? And listen: all the mercenaries worldwide are dead too. First in ISIS that we paid for, then in Ukraine. And they’re going to fight with what? We just took all the weapons FROM Africa and sold them to Ukraine, now we’re air-lifting them BACK?

    …It’s like you guys don’t know what you’re doing.

    ““sabotage of infrastructure in African countries”

    Um that’s illegal in like 6 ways. No declaration of war, but ALSO, attacking civilian infrastructure as the opening, very first, almost only, go-to act. Attacking civilians and their infrastructure is an open war crime. …Which the UN heartily approves, it seems. Britain attacking hospitals and water treatment plants in Nirobi just shows that they’re the good guys. Rally round, huzzah!

    “Greenpeace co-founder, Dr. Patrick Moore: Net Zero policies will result in the genocide of half the population.”

    Always framing as the FUTURE. If we don’t look out this MIGHT happen, someday, but never now. Although we are doing 100% of all those policies in some measure. There are no eggs in the store, all CA and HI are living in tents, and still this will happen “someday”. Okay man, tell me when you’re serious.



    John Day

    @Oxymoron: Thanks for the thoughtful comment last night, with gentle, self-deprecating humor, Brother-down-under.

    : Thank you for clarifying the wind direction which stoked the Lahaina fire on Maui and the North Kohala fire on Hawaii (Big Island). It was not apparent in news stories I found. Coming oer the mountain and remaining fast on the leeward side, but squeezed dry, makes sense.

    I don’t think of throwing cigarettes butts as arson, but a lot of fires by highways start like that, when conditions are sustained hot/dry/windy. I suspect the Kohala Ranch fire, along Akoni Pule Hwy. in North Kohala was like that. The one from around 2007-2008 was like that, I think. It happened just before I worked there the first time.




    Maui – Plans for A High Tech Prison Island?

    The government of Hawaii states goal for rebuild is to make the entire island of Maui the first Smart Island.

    They want the entire island governed by AI as outlined in the Hawaii Digital government summit of 2023 that they have planned to host next month Monday, September 25, 2023 on Maui.

    “Hitachi recently announced that it has begun operations on the demonstration site for the “Japan-U.S. Island Grid Project” (commonly referred to as the “JUMPSmartMaui”) on the island of Maui, Hawaii, in collaboration with the New Energy and Industrial Technology Development Organization (NEDO), Mizuho Bank, Ltd. and Cyber Defense Institute, Inc. An opening ceremony was held on Maui to coincide with the launch of site operations.”

    Last January of 2023 there was a Smart City Conference in Maui to turn Maui in an entire smart city ISLAND. Pushing everything electric and making 15 minute smart cities

    Lastly there was a contract last year that was signed to build high rise condos and businesses in Lahaina. which was a historical town that couldn’t have any new development done to it… but now?

    It can.


    .This investigation reveals the shocking true story of the Everybody Votes campaign—the largest and most corrupt “charitable” voter registration effort in American history—that may have decided the 2020 presidential election and could decide 2024. Commissioned by Clinton campaign chairman John Podesta, funded by the Democratic Party’s biggest donors, and coordinated with cut-throat Democratic consultants, the Everybody Votes campaign used the guise of civic-minded charity to selectively register millions of “non-white” swing-state voters in the hopes of getting out the Democratic vote for a 2020 presidential win. It worked

    D Benton Smith

    While we were engrossed in debating how many angels could dance on the head of a pin the following news item managed to be semi-released to a roar of deafening silence. .

    The source is Michael Yon, who has a world renowned record for zero-bullshit accuracy. Essentially, for the past couple of years the US Govt has been operating underage prison camps, populated by THOUSANDS of parent-separated children, from which children are delivered in groups of 5 to 10 to wealthy households in elite neighborhoods throughout the United States.

    These commercial sex & slavery operations are an open secret where they’re located in re-purposed Walmarts in financially strapped (and economically desperate) communities where so many stores were closed and virtually abandoned due to lockdown induced unemployment and local recession.

    It is IMPOSSIBLE for these human trafficking hell-holes to not be anything less than fully known and understood by ALL levels of “law enforcement” , utilities services, commercial supply and government agency from the local level all the way up to the Governor’s Office in every single place where this is going on.

    THOUSANDS of children, people. It’s operating NOW. This is light years beyond shameful.


    Maybe someone should ask these Georgia republicans if they have “challenge coins”?


    The good and the bad.
    “Children pouring across our southern border and now being kept in concentration camps.”

    Just like Residential schools for natives.
    To help, to educate, to immerse, to learn english, to adapt to society, teach them basic skills of living in an advanced social environment, giving financial support.

    Farmer McGregor

    Stepping up for @Germ:

    Former Olympian Helen Smart passes away at 42 as family and colleagues mourn her ‘sudden death’.
    Former Olympian Helen Smart passes away at 42 as family and colleagues mourn her ‘sudden death’

    Pennsylvania man, 21, collapses and dies while hiking in New Hampshire’s White Mountains.
    Pennsylvania man, 21, collapses and dies while hiking in New Hampshire’s White Mountains

    Greetings to you, Germ. Hope all is well with you down south.
    And, of course, TVASSF!

    John Day

    Filling in for Germ:

    A LATAM Boeing 787-9, registration CC-BGI performing flight LA-505 from Miami,FL (USA) to Santiago de Chile (Chile), was enroute at FL370 about 120nm north of Panama City (Panama) when the aircraft set course to divert to Panama City reporting one of the captain’s on board had been incapacitated. The aircraft landed safely on Panama City’s runway 03L about 28 minutes later. The captain was pronounced dead upon arrival.


    mRNA Vaccine Can Spread Through Physical Contact ADMITS Pfizer!

    Jimmy Dore video, 6 minutes:


    War talk/Peace talk
    Word salad from GEM:

    1. The question of whether peace can be achieved if there are still people alive who want peace is a complex and challenging one. There are many factors that influence the possibility and sustainability of peace, such as the sources and nature of conflicts, the interests and motivations of the parties involved, the role of third-party mediators and international organizations, the availability and distribution of resources, the respect for human rights and the rule of law, and the cultural and religious diversity of the world.

    One possible perspective is that peace is not a static or absolute state, but a dynamic and relative process that requires constant negotiation and compromise among different actors and stakeholders. Peace is not something that can be imposed or enforced by external forces, but something that must be built and maintained by the people themselves, through dialogue, cooperation, and mutual understanding. Peace is not only the absence of violence or war, but also the presence of justice, security, development, and dignity for all.

    Another possible perspective is that peace is an ideal or a goal that can never be fully realized or attained in a world that is inherently conflictual and competitive. There are always people who have different views, values, beliefs, needs, and aspirations, and who may resort to violence or coercion to achieve their objectives or defend their interests. Peace is not a natural or inevitable outcome of human interaction, but a rare and fragile exception that can be easily disrupted or destroyed by internal or external factors. Peace is not a realistic or pragmatic option for many people who face oppression, injustice, poverty, or insecurity.

    These are just two of the many possible ways to approach the question of peace. There is no definitive or universal answer to this question, as different people may have different definitions, expectations, and experiences of peace. The best we can do is to try to understand the complexity and diversity of the world we live in, and to engage in constructive and respectful dialogue with others who may have different perspectives or preferences. Peace may not be easy or simple to achieve or maintain, but it is certainly worth striving for.
    2. Can peace be obtained if there are still people alive who want war?
    This is a question that has troubled philosophers, politicians, and ordinary citizens for centuries. There is no simple answer, as different perspectives may have different definitions and criteria for peace and war. Some may argue that peace is possible even in the presence of conflict, as long as there is dialogue, cooperation, and respect among the parties involved. Others may contend that peace is impossible as long as there are people who seek to impose their will, ideology, or interests on others by force or violence. Ultimately, the question may not be whether peace can be obtained, but rather how we can strive to create the conditions and institutions that foster peace and prevent war.


    I definitely feel that the recent illness running through our entire house is unnatural. I have never had a sickness where the chest rattled like full of phlegm but no mucus can be coughed up. What is going on?
    Headaches, lethargy, coughing. Coughing with no conclusion.

    No snot. No mucus. No phlegm. No runny nose.

    I am convinced that what we all have is a bio-weapon.
    I’m not being paranoid and really I don’t care that much – I have some peace of God in my mental and on the other side of 50 I firmly grasp EVERYTHING dies that is a thing.
    But still, it is just weird.

    Also that the US has 36000 full time trained scientists who currently do nothing else at work but develop the enhanced pathogenicity of biological agents to inflict sickness on humans is the highest level of insanity I can imagine.
    But you know – you do you. If that is what gives you a good solid income and pays the mortgage and gives you high fives with the ‘disease crew’ in time for knock-off drinks, then you go girl.
    Fuckin’ idiots.


    Trudeau gov’t to respond to ‘Freedom Convoy’ commission findings; here’s a refresher on the recommendations
    When the Public Order Emergency Commission released its five-volume report concluding that ultimately the federal government met the threshold for invoking the Emergencies Act, Prime Minister Justin Trudeau promised to present a plan to respond to the report’s findings within six months.

    The deadline on that pledge, made on Feb. 17, is this Friday.

    Veracious Poet

    Watching the UniParty’s drug demented proglodytes lie, cheat & steal their way through their miserable lives was horrifically sad enough (I stay as far away as possible), but when demented libtards *publicly* stole the 2020 U$ election(s), it became apparent that GlobalCap imperial citizenry no longer even required the illusion of 2+ candidates to submit, that in fact the *majority* of huddled masses didn’t seem to care and/or notice…

    Having spent my career(s) dealing with .gov NPD zombies, from .mil & .doj bureaucratized syndicates that would have Ephialtes blush, I was accustomed to politically driven quislings, nutjobs & malcontents, but the level of malodorous bilge infesting *all levels* of U$ officialdom has reached historically ludicrous levels with the political prosecution(s) of Trump et al. 😐

    “Mainstream” CULTure, politics, journalism & media et al. has devolved into such a twisted cesspool of dissembling psychopathology, it makes goofy, low talent programming from *before* the real reality of brain damage within the aggregate of We The People seem like the “normal” good ol’ days:

    We The People were warned, with plenty of time to “self-correct”, too bad SOOO sad the bill is here, time to reap the whirlwind 😐

    Ave Imperator, morituri te salutant.

    Veracious Poet

    Also that the US has 36000 full time trained *DEATH* scientists, who currently do nothing else at work but develop the enhanced pathogenicity of biological agents to inflict sickness on humans is the highest level of *FASCIST* insanity I can imagine.

    Cum eo, perventum est ad finem.


    ZOG, Welcome to Hell. They want you dead, or enslaved. For a 100 years they’ve been telling you, but no one reads anymore, so here we are. You can die fighting on your feet, or begging on your knees, which is it going to be?


    Hard Times Comin’ in the Empire of Lies Gangster Nation



    Country Music Industry Confused By Man Actually From Country Making Actual Music





    Thanks for filling in Farmer McGregor and John Day.

    Currently in Mazunte, Oaxaca.
    Hot. Hot. Hot!

    Was snorkeling with 100s of dolphins yesterday.
    Sadly, all the coral here is completely bleached-white dead

    Experienced surprisingly efficient issuance of my residence id card.

    The Mexican peso is ludicrously high – feels like I’ve arrived with English Rupees! For Europeans and USA’ns prices will feel as if they have doubled in the past 3 years.

    Finally, just a couple of “suddenlys” for the record:

    And wecome to what is now a regular occurrence in the UK:

    “The 12-year-old’s family said: “While no amount of support can fully heal their hearts …”

    Well, that’s certainly true!



    Worth a listen.
    Incredible what we’ve been through these past 3 years.

    “Denying Liberty, Eroding Democracy With Thierry Baudet, John Laughland And Alexander Mercouris by The Duran”


    And some folks ask me why I applied for my Mexican residency.


    LGBTQIA+ activists try hold a protest in Russia…

    Get the ever lovin snot beat out of them



    @ Celticbiker
    …. which is it going to be?

    Think …. we are all paid servants …. In other words …MERCENARIES in the execution of depopulation.


    Darn it …. Justin can’t figure out why China is not recommending Canada for Chinese tourists.

    D Benton Smith

    Humans have been trying to fix things with real bombs for hundreds of years (maybe longer) and it worked for shit. The Baddies just got more powerful, and worse, and so did their actions against us.

    Then someone came up with the idea of trying to fix things with truth. Nothing too fancy. Just plain old, unadulterated factual information, shared with each other. Surprisingly, this bright new idea seems to be working even better than hoped for. The baddies are now running scared and in their rising panic are making bigger and ever more flamboyantly obvious mistakes which only serve to make more people more aware (and pissed off) of how bad the baddies have been. Our side’s ranks increase by the millions per day, and the Bad Guys lose ground and power at a commensurate rate.

    exhorts us to go back to the first method. Now why in the Hell would someone want us to switch from a winning strategy back to a losing one? Beats me. Maybe we should ask him (or his handlers).


    “You can leave it all behind
    Sail to Lahaina
    Just like the missionaries did
    So many years ago
    They even brought a neon sign
    “Jesus is coming”
    Brought the white man’s burden down
    Brought the white man’s reign
    Who will provide the grand design?
    What is yours and what is mine?
    ‘Cause there is no more new frontier
    We have got to make it here
    We satisfy our endless needs
    And justify our bloody deeds
    In the name of destiny
    And in the name of God
    And you can see them there
    On Sunday morning
    Stand up and sing about
    What it’s like up there
    They call it paradise
    I don’t know why
    You call someplace paradise
    Kiss it goodbye”

    I’m a sucker for these sorts of songs. This one’s been going through my head a lot these days.
    I hope Pele is very angry.


    oops- sorry- the eagles. “The Last Resort”

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