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Trump Indictment Shows Free, Fair 2024 Election No Longer Possible (Sp.)
Ukraine Discovers ‘Massive’ Draft-Dodging Conspiracy (RT)
Lukashenko Wants To Incorporate Wagner Fighters Into New Contracted Army (TASS)
Kremlin Doubles Down On Grain Deal (RT)
Brazil Sets Terms For Expansion Of BRICS – Reuters (RT)
Niger Bans Uranium And Gold Exports To France (RT)
First We Go for Moscow, Then We Take Beijing (Pepe Escobar)
Twitter Sues Censorship Advocate (RT)
Russiagate To Blame For Ukraine Conflict – Trump (RT)
Jill Biden’s Ex-Husband Talks About “Very Dangerous Biden Crime Family” (ZH)
Devon Archer Reveals the ‘Niceties’ of Influence-Peddling (Turley)





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‘We will put you in jail if you dispute elections..’

Trump Indictment Shows Free, Fair 2024 Election No Longer Possible (Sp.)

The new charges against Donald Trump offer conclusive proof that there can be no talk of a free and fair election in 2024, Tom Fitton, president of conservative legal and election watchdog group Judicial Watch believes. “This indictment is a naked threat and act of intimidation by the Democratic Party against any and all of their political opponents. The message from the Biden regime is: ‘We will put you in jail if you dispute elections’. A free and fair 2024 election is officially impossible,” Fitton wrote in a release following Tuesday’s indictment. “The Biden administration has left the rule of law and the US Constitution behind with its latest indictment of President Trump for daring to dispute the 2020 presidential election, as is his God-given right as a president, a citizen, and a candidate under state, federal and constitutional law,” Fitton added.

The non-profit head accused President Biden and Justice Department chief Merrick Garland of “trying to jail” Trump and turn him “into a political prisoner” to distract the public from “conclusive evidence” of President Biden’s “personal corruption” related to his and his son’s alleged pay-to-play political influence peddling scheme. Fitton called on Congress to “do everything under the law to undo this attempt to wreck our republican form of government,” and called on the courts to “finally step up and shut down this unprecedented prosecutorial abuse.”

Donald Trump is the first president in US history to face felony indictment, and now has three outstanding sets of charges against him – including 34 felony counts of falsifying business records related to an alleged payoff to a former adult film star, and 31 counts related to “willfully retaining national defense information under the Espionage Act” over his storage of classified documents at his Florida estate. The latest indictment features four counts for alleged attempts to overturn the results of the 2020 presidential election, including: conspiracy to defraud the United States, conspiracy to obstruct an official proceeding, obstruction of and attempt to obstruct an official proceeding, and a conspiracy against rights.

If convicted on all counts, the former president of the United States could get up to 641 years in jail (i.e. over 25 consecutive life sentences). Trump has dismissed all charges against him as a “witch hunt,” with his attorneys characterizing the attempts to prosecute him as a politicized “clown show.” His supporters believe the charges are a bald-faced attempt to pressure and intimidate him out of running for office for a third time in 2024 after the collapse of Russiagate (the claim that Trump was a secret Kremlin agent) and twin impeachments (the first related to an attempt to get Kiev to reopen a probe into Hunter Biden’s dealings in Ukraine, the second to the January 6, 2021 unrest at the Capitol).

Indictment timing

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In Ukraine, police don’t arrest such guys, they demand part of the take.

Ukraine Discovers ‘Massive’ Draft-Dodging Conspiracy (RT)

Ukrainian police and Security Service (SBU) said on Tuesday they had discovered a widespread conspiracy in 11 regions and the capital to issue fraudulent medical exemption certificates to men seeking to avoid mobilization. The Prosecutor-General’s Office announced that 100 offices and residences in Kiev, Kiev Region, Odessa, Transcarpathia, Poltava, Vinnitsa, Cherkasy, Chernigov, Lviv, Zhytomyr, and Ivano-Frankovsk had been searched as part of the investigation into the scheme. Prosecutors say that officials of regional recruitment centers teamed up with members of military-medical commissions to create “a scheme for issuing certificates declaring men unfit for military service due to their health”and had them removed from the draft register.

The conspirators allegedly charged an average of $6,000 dollars for the “service” and their customers did not even show up for their medical exams, based on the absence of any electronic medical records, the prosecutors said. The recipients then used these fraudulent medical exemptions to travel outside Ukraine. During the searches of doctors’ offices, recruitment centers and residences of suspected draft dodgers, the police seized “medical records, logs of registration of medical findings, patient certificates, [and] other medical and accounting documents.” The entire conspiracy was allegedly “mediated by third parties,” who remained unnamed. Ukrainian national police and the SBU are involved in the investigation. There have been no arrests as of yet, but “notices of suspicion” have been issued to several individuals.

The government in Kiev has ordered several waves of conscription since the hostilities with Russia escalated in February 2022. In late June, recruitment centers in several regions stopped sending individual summons, issuing instead blanket notifications to all men of military age to report in. Ukraine does not publish official casualty figures for its military, but photos posted on social media in recent months have shown cemeteries across the country rapidly filling up amid a grinding offensive against prepared Russian positions in the south. During the month of July alone, the Ukrainian military lost almost 21,000 soldiers and 2,227 units of military equipment, 10 German-supplied Leopard tanks, 11 US-made Bradley infantry fighting vehicles, and 50 self-propelled guns from several Western countries, according to a report by Russian Defense Minister Sergey Shoigu on Monday.

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The state’s private army.

Lukashenko Wants To Incorporate Wagner Fighters Into New Contracted Army (TASS)

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Time warp.

Kremlin Doubles Down On Grain Deal (RT)

Russia has said it is prepared to “immediately” resume the defunct Black Sea grain deal, but insisted it would only do so after its conditions are met. Brokered by the UN and Türkiye last year, the agreement allowed agricultural goods to continue flowing through Ukrainian ports.Speaking after Washington’s United Nations envoy, Linda Thomas-Greenfield, claimed that the Russian government might be “interested in returning to discussions” about the grain deal earlier on Tuesday, Kremlin spokesman Dmitry Peskov clarified the Russian stance in comments to Sputnik. “Moscow is ready to immediately return to the grain deal. But this will take place only after the conditions concerning Russia are fulfilled,” he told the outlet on Tuesday.

The Kremlin outlined the circumstances under which it would return to the grain deal on multiple occasions in recent weeks, with Russia’s deputy permanent representative to the UN, Dmitry Polyansky, citing several distinct conditions. These include lifting Western sanctions on Russian grain and fertilizer exports, reconnecting Russian financial institutions to the SWIFT payment system, and ending restrictions on Russian imports of spare parts for agricultural machinery. Polyansky also insisted the grain deal “must recover its initial humanitarian nature” and help to alleviate food scarcity in developing nations, rather than making rich countries even more wealthy. Yury Ushakov, the foreign policy adviser for Russian President Vladimir Putin, has also expressed willingness to continue the deal. Not long after the agreement was voided by Moscow in mid-July, the adviser argued that the pact “is not fully done for, but simply suspended, because the Russian part of this package decision was not implemented.”

Russian Deputy Foreign Minister Sergey Vershinin also explained that the grain deal is still technically in effect, but noted that the Western sanctions relief mandated under the arrangement had not come to fruition. “We have been receiving promises for an entire year,” he said regarding the economic penalties. Mediated with help from the UN and Ankara, the agreement was established in July 2022, creating a humanitarian corridor through the Black Sea to allow grain and fertilizer shipments to leave Ukraine’s ports. Moscow repeatedly complained about its unmet conditions before allowing the deal to expire on July 18, also insisting that Kiev had exploited the safe corridor to launch military attacks on Russia.

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Not Brazil’s call.

Brazil Sets Terms For Expansion Of BRICS – Reuters (RT)

Brazil is worried that a rapid expansion of BRICS, an intragovernmental economic forum in which it is a founding member, would destabilize the organization and diminish the roles of the current member states, government sources told Reuters. “An expansion could transform the bloc into something else,” an anonymous Brazilian official was quoted by the news agency on Wednesday as saying. “Brazil’s position has been concerned with the cohesion of the group and preservation of our space in a group of important countries.” BRICS currently includes Brazil, Russia, India, China, and South Africa, with the latter joining the original four members in 2010. The club touts itself as counterbalancing global Western influence as the world transitions to a multipolar political order.

It currently accounts for around 40% of the global population and nearly a quarter of its economy, and is developing alternatives to entrenched international financial institutions, such as the International Monetary Fund and World Bank. Dozens of nations have announced their interest in joining BRICS, with Bolivia doing so on Monday, and 22 have formally applied for membership. Current members are discussing what formal criteria candidates should meet, in hopes that they can come to a consensus in time for the upcoming summit of leaders in Johannesburg on August 20-22.China and Russia have expressed support for expanding the organization, and South Africa favors the move provided that the rules are carefully considered. India “has reservations,” but has largely abandoned its past reluctance, according to Reuters, leaving Brazil as the “main holdout.”

“Brazil is going to have to give in at some point because we are realistic and it is not in our nature to block things,” a Brazilian official told the agency. “But it won’t be good for us.” Brasilia advocates gradual growth to maintain regional balance and keep pre-eminent roles for the five current members, the sources explained.

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“Africa is preparing for war
After the coup d’état in Niger and the removal of the French puppet from the presidential position, the West African organization ECOWAS, which is under the full control of the United States and France, announced that it would attack Niger. Yesterday, Mali, Burkina Faso and Guinea jointly declared that the attack on Niger is an attack on all of them and that they will intervene militarily. But the most interesting part is Algeria’s statement that it will also intervene militarily if Niger is attacked. Today the Chief of Staff of the Algerian Army arrived in Moscow for a meeting with Shoigu. Algeria is likely to receive heavy weapons from Russia and Iran through its ports. The USA and France have confirmed that they support military intervention by ECOWAS, de facto confirming that they are creating a new war in the world like in Syria and Ukraine. The same scheme worked for them when they destroyed Libya, but today Niger has powerful support..”

Niger Bans Uranium And Gold Exports To France (RT)

Niger’s military authorities, which seized power from President Mohamed Bazoum in a coup last week, banned uranium and gold exports to France on Sunday with “immediate effect,” multiple reports suggested on Monday. General Abdourahamane Tchiani, the leader of the newly formed transitional council, announced the decision, according to the Al Mayadeen news portal. Thousands of junta supporters applauded the move on Sunday during anti-French protests in the capital, Niamey, and burned French flags, local outlet Wazobia reported. “We have uranium, diamonds, gold, and oil, and we live like slaves? We don’t need the French to keep us safe,” the portal quoted one of the protesters as saying. Niger is the world’s seventh-largest uranium producer, accounting for 5% of global output, according to the World Nuclear Association.

French media reports say the country accounts for 15%-17% of uranium used in France to generate electricity. Euratom – the European Atomic Energy Community – told Reuters on Tuesday that the West African country was the second-largest supplier of natural uranium to the EU bloc last year. According to the agency, there is no immediate threat to nuclear power production if Niger suspends supplies because utilities in the EU have enough uranium stocks to fuel nuclear power reactors for three years. Alexander Uvarov, editor of Russian nuclear news website Atominfo, told TASS that the immediate impact of Niger’s uranium export cut on the French nuclear power sector will be insignificant, but global uranium prices are likely to rise. The French state-owned company Orano, which operates a uranium mine in Niger, said on Tuesday that it is keeping an eye on the security situation in the former French colony.

“The group closely follows the instructions given by the French Embassy to give the opportunity to employees to leave Niger if they wish,” Orano stated. Earlier, the company stated that mining operations would continue despite ongoing “security events.” France announced on Tuesday that it would evacuate French and European citizens from Niamey, citing attacks on its embassy in the aftermath of the July 26 coup. The junta claimed that French security forces assaulted demonstrators who marched in support of the coup and protested against France’s presence in the country on Sunday. Six people were injured as a result of the French intervention, according to the coup leaders. The French foreign ministry has denied using lethal force against the protestors.

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“..pan-Africa should go all-out creating their own brands and value-added products, without waiting for “approval” from the West.”

First We Go for Moscow, Then We Take Beijing (Pepe Escobar)

The Global Majority is free to choose two different paths to counteract the rabid, cognitive dissonant Straussian neocon psychos in charge of imperial foreign policy; to relentlessly ridicule them, or to work hard on the long and winding road leading to a new multipolar reality. Reality struck deep at the Russia-Africa summit in St. Petersburg, with its astonishing breadth and scope, reflected in the official declaration and key facts such as Russia writing off no less than $23 billion in African debt, and President Putin calling for Africa to enter the G20 and the UNSC (“It’s time to correct this historical injustice.”) Three interventions in St. Petersburg summarize the pan-African drive to finally get rid of exploitative neocolonialism.

President of Eritrea Isaias Afwerki: “They are printing money. They are not manufacturing anything at all, it’s printing money. This has been one of their weapons globally – the monetary system… sanctions here, sanctions there… We need a new financial architecture globally.” President of Burkina Faso, Ibrahim Traoré, the face of a resurgent Global South and the world’s youngest leader: “A slave that does not rebel does not deserve pity. The African Union (AU) must stop condemning Africans who decide to fight against their own puppet regimes of the West.”

President of Uganda Yoweri Museveni: “One facet of neo-colonialism and colonialism was Africa being confined to producing only raw materials, crops, like coffee, and minerals (…) This issue is the biggest factor why the African economies are stunted; they do not grow, because all the value is taken by other people (…) So, what I want to propose to Russia and China is to discourage as a policy the importing of raw materials from Africa, to instead work with the Africans to add value at source.” In a nutshell: pan-Africa should go all-out creating their own brands and value-added products, without waiting for “approval” from the West.

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Center for Countering Digital Hate

Twitter Sues Censorship Advocate (RT)

X Corp – the company formerly known as Twitter – filed a lawsuit against the UK-based nonprofit Center for Countering Digital Hate (CCDH) on Monday, accusing the NGO of seeking to stifle free expression and open discussion on X’s platform by scaring away advertisers. Describing the CCDH as an “activist organization masquerading as [a] research agenc[y], funded and supported by unknown organizations, individuals, and potentially even foreign governments with ties to legacy media companies,” the suit accuses the group of initiating a “scare campaign to drive away advertisers” – whose funding X requires to continue to operate its platform as a free service.

In a blog post accompanying the suit, X also accused the CCDH of “targeting people on all platforms who speak about issues the CCDH doesn’t agree with, attempting to coerce the deplatforming of users whose views do not conform to the CCDH’s ideological agenda, targeting free-speech organizations by focusing on their revenue stream to remove free services for people, [and] attempting to illegally gain unauthorized access to social media platform data and to misuse that data.”

The censorship advocate also “scraped” X’s platform, slurping up all available data – something X’s terms of service forbids – and illegally accessed X’s data via a borrowed login from advertising analytics platform Brandwatch, according to the suit. This data was then used “out of context” to claim a “surge in harmful content” had driven advertisers away from X, it states. The unnamed Brandwatch user who assisted the CCDH is among the 50 ‘John Doe’ defendants listed in the suit – co-conspirators X claims is working with CCDH to sabotage X, explaining their real names will be added as their true identities are discovered. X does not put a dollar value on the amount CCDH’s “research” has cost it, referring only to “at least tens of millions of dollars” and demanding that the censorship advocate cease using the stolen data.

CCDH CEO Imran Ahmed dismissed Musk’s claims, telling CNN the lawsuit “sounds a bit like a conspiracy theory to me” and accusing the billionaire of blaming Ahmed for “his own failings as a CEO.” The CCDH has repeatedly alleged that Musk has made X a haven for bigotry, most recently airing its claims in a July 19 Bloomberg article that asserted: “hate speech towards minority communities increased” under his leadership. The lawsuit came less than 24 hours after the CCDH published a letter from what was then known as Twitter, dated July 20, accusing the NGO of “regularly” making “inflammatory, outrageous, and false or misleading assertions about Twitter and its operations,” while positioning such assertions as scientifically-rigorous “research.” The CCDH countered that Twitter was trying to “silence honest criticism” via legal intimidation.

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Big part.

Russiagate To Blame For Ukraine Conflict – Trump (RT)

A probe into alleged Russian interference in the 2016 American presidential election undermined relations with Moscow which ultimately led to the Ukraine conflict, former US president and current candidate Donald Trump said in an op-ed published on Monday. Writing for Newsweek, Trump slammed the congressional investigation into his campaign’s purported ties with Russia, claiming that the report by special counsel John Durham proved that “the Russia Hoax was the most atrocious weaponization” of the US government in history. The long-awaited document, which was released in May, found that the FBI should have never launched a probe into Trump’s ties with Russia as it was based on biased sources.

The ex-president insisted that “an unelected cabal” of senior US officials acting in concert with former Democratic presidential candidate Hillary Clinton sought to stop his election in 2016 and then undermine his term in office. According to Trump, their disruptive efforts came “at a critical moment when we should have been reducing tensions with Russia” but instead “the Russia Hoax stoked mass hysteria that helped drive Russia straight into the arms of China.” “Instead of having a better relationship with Russia as I worked to build, we now have a proxy war with Russia, fueled in part by the lingering fumes of Russiagate delirium. Ukraine has been utterly devastated. Untold numbers of people have been killed. And we could very well end up in World War III.”

US authorities accused Russia of interfering in the 2016 presidential election to hurt Clinton and to boost the Republican candidacy of Donald Trump, an allegation which has been vehemently denied by Moscow. Trump and his campaign were also investigated for potential collusion with Moscow, but US authorities failed to find evidence to bring any conspiracy or coordination charges.Meanwhile, Trump, who is running for re-election in 2024, has repeatedly said that he could end hostilities in Ukraine in 24 hours should he become president again. He has also criticized the way the administration of US President Joe Biden is handling the conflict, noting in May that Washington is “giving away so much equipment” to Kiev while it does not have enough munitions for itself.

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Sorry, I don’t see Hunter or Joe Soprano.

Jill Biden’s Ex-Husband Talks About “Very Dangerous Biden Crime Family” (ZH)

The ex-husband of First Lady Jill Biden has broken his silence to speak out against the “Biden crime family” for “targeting” he and Donald Trump. Bill Stevenson, who was married to Jill Biden between 1970 and 1975, told Newsmax last week that the president’s brother, Frankie Biden, tried to intimidate him during his divorce with Jill, and claimed the family threatened him with repercussions.”Frankie Biden of the Biden crime family comes up to me and he goes, “Give her the house or you’re going to have serious problems,”” Stevenson said. “I looked at Frankie and I said, “Are you threatening me?” and needless to say, about two months later, my brother and I were indicted for that tax charge for $8,200.”

When asked to clarify whether he thinks Joe Biden was behind the tax charge, Stevenson told host Greg Kelly: “I not only think it, but I know it,” adding that he “could not believe the power of Joe Biden and the Department of Justice. I couldn’t believe it.” Kelly also noted the parallels between Stevenson’s case and Hunter Biden’s ongoing tax troubles – noting that Hunter was hit with just two misdemeanor counts for $2.2 million in unpaid taxes, while Stevenson and his brother were slapped with two felonies for just over $8,000 in unpaid taxes. “It’s hard to believe what they’re doing to President Trump right now, and that’s why I came to you,” said Stevenson, 75. “He is doing the exact same thing.”

“I was on the wrong side of them, and they have literally come after me for 35 years in a row. One little thing after another,” he continued. “I can’t let them do this to a president that I love and respect. I can’t let them do this to our country.” “This is the only reason I’ve come forward. It’s like I said, nothing about the divorce, no bitterness, but Jimmy, Frankie, and President Biden are very dangerous, and it’s tragic. I can’t let them do what they did to me to President Trump. I can’t do it,” he added.

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FARA all the way. No way out. The foreign contacts want to see Hunter produce Joe. That’s all, the first time.

Devon Archer Reveals the ‘Niceties’ of Influence-Peddling (Turley)

There were niceties.” That description by Rep. Dan Goldman (D-N.Y.) of calls between President Joe Biden, his son Hunter, and Hunter’s foreign business associates may, strangely, be the most accurate thing the freshman congressman has ever said. The almost-two-dozen calls — detailed by Hunter Biden’s close friend and former business partner, Devon Archer, during a closed-door interview Monday with House Oversight Committee investigators — were indeed “the niceties” of influence-peddling. The calls presumably were intended to show that Hunter Biden could deliver his father and to support what Archer called “the brand.” Hunter had no relevant experience or appreciable business skills, but he had the vice president of the United States on speed-dial.

The selection of Goldman as the only committee Democrat in the interview was ironic. Goldman was a Democratic staff attorney when the House impeached Donald Trump in 2019 largely on the basis of a single telephone call to the president of Ukraine. Now, however, Goldman is calling for an immediate cessation of any further investigation, in an almost comical display of denial and deflection. Goldman helped demolish Biden’s long-standing defense in another hearing just a week earlier. In an effort to defuse the testimony of two IRS whistleblowers, who said Hunter received special protection from their criminal investigation, Goldman tripped the wire and elicited testimony that Joe Biden may in fact have spoken with his son about foreign dealings — something the president has denied for years.

Goldman said that “Joe Biden came to say hello at the Four Seasons hotel to a lunch that he [Hunter Biden] was having” with Chinese energy company executives. He then read from the record how another Hunter associate, Rob Walker, described the origins of that meeting with the Chinese to get his father to stop by: “Hunter told his dad that ‘I may be trying to start a company or try to do something with these guys.’” As with the twenty-some phone calls, Goldman dismissed Joe Biden’s sudden appearance as a fatherly drive-by. On Monday, Goldman tried to dismiss a trusted Hunter Biden partner who was detailing how the then-vice president was critical to selling “the brand.”

The new spin was to admit that the senior Biden did speak with Hunter’s business associates but only to exchange “niceties” when he was put on speakerphone at meetings and dinners. Goldman noted that Archer testified the elder Biden did not discuss “any business dealings or transactions” and said it would be a “preposterous premise to think that a father should not say hello to people that the son is at dinner with.” What is truly preposterous is Goldman’s suggestion that these figures would have discussed corrupt deliverables on a speakerphone in restaurants. That was not the point of the calls. The point would have been that Hunter and his team were selling access, and the calls with his vice president/father confirmed that he was deliverable.


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    Claude Monet Le Grand Canal et Santa Maria della Salute 1908   • Trump Indictment Shows Free, Fair 2024 Election No Longer Possible (Sp.) • Ukrai
    [See the full post at: Debt Rattle August 2 2023]


    Folks – this is my final post.

    My family and I leave today for Mexico.

    No more Covid postings from me.
    Only looking forward now, no rear view mirror.

    I shall, of course, continue to enjoy this wonderful site and all the commentators.

    Stay well all.

    Germ xxx

    V. Arnold

    The electric car is a scam..
    You couldn’t get me to give up my diesel/gas vehicals unless you put a gun to my head!
    …and even then I would resist………
    Good luck suckers………

    Formerly T-Bear


    go raibh míle maith agat *

    Safe journey. Be well.

    * Gaelic for ‘many thanks’

    those darned kids

    germ: ¡que te vaya muy bien! yo viví diez años en méxico, y mi esposa y hijo son mexicanos. no pasa ningún día que no extraño la gente, la música, la comida, la libertad..

    creo que vas a descubrir mucho del mundo y de tí mismo. te deseo buena fortuna y ¡que la fuerza te acompañe!


    Denial and deflection – lying – a defense mechanism that involves redirecting focus, blame, or criticism from oneself onto another person.
    The new spin was to admit that the senior Biden did speak with Hunter’s business associates but only to exchange “niceties”
    Depopulation – Germ saw/showed/illustrated the road created by Pharma.
    Power – Democracy/freedom/liberty/Ukraine/USA – My Way or the highway


    Meritocracy is a social system in which success and status in life depend primarily on individual talents, abilities, and effort.
    It is a social/political/economic system in which people advance on the basis of their merits.
    A meritocratic system contrasts with aristocracy/democracy/dictatorship, for which people advance on the basis of the status and titles of family and other relations.


    ‘Leader’ of the Free World




    Just in time for complete Eurotardistan financial collapse

    The Zero denominated digital Euro

    For all those important purchases




    John Day

    TAE Summary was not so light-hearted last night, and appropriately somber…
    Is Niger part of an assymetric response to Nordstream?


    Middle class/generational/disappearing tools

    Home Kitchen & Cooking Utensil


    Germ, bueno suerte

    V. Arnold, our resident mining engineer can probably help with some of the electric vehicle quandries. Commercial trucking is what catches my attention. The amount of copper that would be needed to bring fast charging for commercial vehicles along the US interstate highway system into being is not on hand. Copper is the “One” for high ampacity transmission and that is fast charging. The second problem is the added weight of the battery and the extra ton allowed for electric commercial vehicles. The road beds are designed to weight per travel mile. Reduce the payload of the vehicle means increase the traffic. Catch 22 for aging roadbeds. Manufacture of cement is one of the most energy comsumptive human activities and as we are told petroleum and thus asphaltic concrete are on the way out. No copper, no inexpensive limestone based concrete and no asphalt. Over simplification of the situation, my specialty. I just know that you need a piece of string to fly a kite.
    Transportation in the west needs to be rethought. I am not as pro automobile


    Oxymoron – single
    Kudos! I would love a listen when it is ready. 🙂 I finished a song last week myself…I’m not yet ready to share it here…I’m still growing accustomed to the chord progressions and don’t play them flawlessly yet, lol. It’s about how fear is used to control us….


    Regarding music
    It isn’t just that there are fewer jobs and opportunities for performing musicians.
    Music has become something consumed rather than something created.
    I played a few times as a substitute for the usual duo for happy hour at a room adjacent to the tiny bar at the local retirement community. They especially like songs that they can sing along with. Most of the songs are copyrighted, popular songs from the 1950s and forward. I realized as they hummed or sang along that these songs are what people know — they essentially are the “folk music” of the 20th century — but they are owned by corporations instead of being the birthright of the people. And all most folks can do with them is sing along, because the creation of music has been outsourced to a small-ish number of people.


    The Democrats have turned the legal system into a kangaroo court·
    Definition of Kangaroo Court. Noun. A bogus court, the intention of which is to provide the illusion of a fair justice system where none exists.


    The smart people on MSM are continuously telling/repeating the Kangaroo Court message.
    (of course, they know what they are doing.)

    John Day

    @Germ: Vaya con Dios, Amigo!
    You are getting closer to me.

    D Benton Smith

    Maybe you could post news and realizations to us about how things are going with your new beginning.


    went back and read through yesterday and TAE summary from last night.

    Hope everyone here will forgive my bringing forth an ill wind

    phoenix the reason i am a carpenter and not working playing popular music is i could not properly support my children in the night club scene and those were the gigs available. When i was fifteen and attempting to self teach myself piano my mother stood behind me for a moment as i struggled with one of the Inventions and commented “your taste is all in your mouth”. On the path it takes a long time from the moment you are introduced to Piston and music as math for the benefit to appear in your playing, that is my experience. I am a mechanic not a musician, as a mechanic value is in the music not in one’s ability. “I’ll See You in My Dreams” is one of those 20th century folk music pieces that remains. The Chet Atkins, Mark Knopfler recordings are quite nice. Yes most popular music is produced and consumed. Rascal Flatts is one example of a studio/label producing music and then marketing a band as the creators. The Monkees were perhaps the earliest open example of such activity. One of my friends worked as a stable drummer for a man that owned a small label. My friend was with the same players under differing names over the course of each month based on regional sales of records. None of those players were on any of the promoted recordings.
    i didn’t quite graduate from the John Prine Academy of Travis Picking


    Germ- all the best for you and your family in your new lives!



    You seem to wear cynical well but don’t paint too broad a brush. I tend to prefer curiosity over suspicion.

    I think it is safe to assume there are pro Russian individuals in Ukraine. How would you go about ferreting out those that might be a threat? It seems Lira’s subscriber list or IP address heat map might be useful to the SBU. Maintaining his popularity would be paramount as would keeping a safe distance from spooks like Ritter.

    Therefore, I think a case could be made that he is a spook for the side that you so valiantly fight against, quite possibly from the comfort of your armchair. Irrespective of his spook status, do you seriously believe Lira is risking his life to get the truth out?

    Interestingly, a few months before Lira’s last arrest, a YouTuber, “The Facts Hunter” starting posting content calling out Lira as a bullshitter/con artist. It appears a lot of work and creativity went into these productions. Here is one,

    I find the timing curious as well.

    Anyway, at times you can come across as the Commentariat Cop, would you mind if I refer to you as Sheriff Buckaroo Bonzai? Did you catch the alien tie in? All kidding aside, I wish you and Lira no ill will.

    It’s all one big psy-op and I thought this place was like a psy-op buster central or something to that effect.

    D Benton Smith

    Deception is the oldest trick in the book, and the reason that it is the OLDEST trick , is that deception (lying, basically) is the best trick. It’s the trick that most often succeeds in deceiving the victim. It works so well in providing the liar with the objective they’re seeking that the liar does not usually notice that the objective they seek is itself just another lie.

    Eventually they achieve that lie, and they are dead from it, because the objective of a lie is the elimination of a truth, and the elimination of all truth is the elimination of all Life. In other words, the absence of truth is simply the absence of life. Total absence of truth would thus be the total absence of Life, which is the condition of non-existence called death.

    That is NOT a winning strategy. Would-be masters of deceit should take note of that fact, but of course they will not. They’re just going to have to experience it for themselves. Which is being arranged as we speak.

    Dr. D

    Yes something about Lira does not, and can not, add up. I was working up a fictional life story for how he get there, but that is just made up.

    He cannot possibly be standing there in full view WITHOUT local secret service being aware and monitoring him. But unlike a honey trap, he actually has good information and honest opinions. I don’t think he’s on the Ukie side, I think he was there, his family is there, and if you’re there everything is run by (a) mafia. He got his family “out” (though they can still kill them in Holland) If they sniff money they’ll kill everyone in his wife’s family if he isn’t very, very nice. The government is worse. So…he is there, has opinions, and the SBU finds out and monitors him. And he knows that they monitor him. OBVIOUSLY all normal Ukrainians know even better than him that they monitor him, but they hope the sympathizers will be careless sometime. And THEY know that HE knows, that THEY know they’re monitoring him.

    But because he’s a beacon, they let him go on if he doesn’t make too much trouble. And HE knows that THEY know and have limits. But….he still crossed the limits, perhaps from criticizing Biden and Nuland, not Ukraine, who knows? So they’re like: the dozen loose canons we got aren’t worth the bother of letting him slap us all day. So haul him in.

    Haul him in, what do they want? The moral right? No! European values? God no! To get back at some individual dummy when they’re murdering people by the ten thousands? No! …So they shake him down for a “small” amount of money and suggest he hit the road. And in a bad, illegal way both so deniability, to give him entertaining problems, and to make sure he can’t come back with a standing warrant. That’s both nice (Telling/arranging to hit the road) and not-nice (torture/shakedown). Pretty typical in all-muddy, all-illegal, all-corrupt areas.

    Now I’m sure the REAL story is far, FAR more complicated than this. But that’s intel for you. Still, there’s no way he’s a complete invention, nor does he not believe what he says. He’s just immoral generally and dgaf. So if he knows he’s a candlemoth getting people picked up and killed, well, that’s the way it goes, right? They should have been more careful. Unlike some of us, perhaps, but we wouldn’t have survived, maybe, but then we wouldn’t have gone to Ukraine under any circumstances in the first place because of it.



    Hope your journey to Mexico goes smoothly.

    John Day

    Neocolonialism And LK-99

    Pepe Escobar presents: Syria: a tale of plunder and resurrection
    ​ While the wholesale theft of Syria’s natural resources continues under the watch of illegal US troops, the Russian project of resurrecting ISIS-destroyed Palmyra stands as a stark reminder that ruins can rise again.

    ​ The war on Syria has vanished from the collective West ethos. Yet it’s far from finished. Multitudes across the Global Majority may feel the deepest empathy towards Syrians while acknowledging not much can be done while the Western Minority refuses to leave the stage.​..
    ..Under the lame excuse of “degrading the position for ISIS,” the US State Department de facto admits that the Empire’s illegal occupation of a third of Syria – the part rich in oil and minerals currently being stolen/smuggled – will persist, indefinitely…
    ​..As if the non-stop looting of oil was not enough, the Pentagon keeps dispatching truckloads of ammo and logistical equipment to Hasakah…
    ..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…

    ..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…
    ..Countering so much doom and gloom, something nearly magical happened on July 23. Six years after the liberation of Palmyra – the legendary Silk Road oasis – and overcoming all sorts of bureaucratic hassles, the restoration of this pearl in the desert has finally started…

    ..Russian specialists unearthed and reset the ancient source of Efka, which used to irrigate the gardens of Palmyra since the Bronze Age.
    ​ They also managed to find the Roman aqueduct that once fed Palmyra with potable water, 12 km away from the city. The Romans had dug a tunnel of nearly human size, then covered it in stone, and the ensemble was buried. It was found nearly intact…
    .​.Plans for Palmyra include the restoration of the legendary theater before the end of 2023. The restoration of the arch, blown up with dynamite by ISIS, will take two years. The 1st century AD temple of Bel and other historical infrastructure will be restored…

    ​..Of course, the restoration of Syria as a whole is an enormous challenge.

    ​ Mexican President Andres Manuel Lopez Obrador ​(AMLO) said Monday that his country would attend talks on Ukraine that are set to be held in Saudi Arabia this weekend only if Russia is invited.
    ​ “If there’s acceptance from both Ukraine and Russia to look for solutions to achieve peace, we’ll participate,” Lopez Obrador said, according to Reuters. “We don’t want the Russia-Ukraine war to continue, it’s very irrational … The only thing that benefits from it is the war industry.”

    Mexico Calls for Russia’s Participation in Saudi-Hosted Ukraine Talks

    ​ The Hegemon Begins to Unravel , Simplicius (briefly summarized)
    There has been a military coup in Niger, which provides 25% of EU uranium, and up to 40% of French uranium. The coup leders have halted uranium and gold exports, presumably to negotiate a better deal with French companies. Burkina Faso and Mali have said that any military intervention would be treated as an act of war upon their neighbor.
    There are rumors of Russia being “behind” this, but it is only necessary for Russia to be a regional friend of Africa, as just demonstrated at the Russia-Africa summit, where free grain was pledged and vast debts forgiven. The timing is notable…
    China has restriced germanium and gallium exports, critical silicon-doping agents for semiconductor production, which will potentially choke new Amercan chip plant production. China and Russia are working together to restrict critical components of the global production chain. It is hypothesized that restricting uranium from Niger is an assymetric response to the Nordstream pipeline destruction by US/NATO last year.
    What is clearly different is that fear of western financial sanctions is fading away, and fear of western military intervention is very much diminished. Landlocked Niger has clearly considered this, and has neighborhood support.
    Consider the debacle in Afghanistan, which was to be answered by bleeding Russia white in Ukraine, and choking the Russian economy into submission and revolt. It is doing the opposite.
    A successful denial of uranium to France/EU-NATO by Niger would be an example to other countries, which have had their resources cheaply extracted by neo-colonialism to force negotiations for better deals, reducing globalist profits. It is globalism, after-all, which is the pervasive enemy of small nations, and now the citizens of larger nations, as well.
    An update of the Ukraine-War follows, with details of the meat-grinding and equipment-grinding war of attrition, which is still much more destructive for Ukraine than for Russian/Novorussian forces. Summer progresses towards September mud. There has been great loss of life, but the lines remain where they were.
    The end of the year, and armistice negotiations will follow that. Who can/will negotiate for the non-Russian side?

    ​ Gilbert Doctorow has depth and subtlety regarding Niger: Russia and the military putsch in Niger
    ​ This evening’s edition of Sixty Minutes offered an interesting perspective on the military putsch in Niger: that it followed directly from the principles of anti-colonialism which were the overriding theme of the just concluded Russia-Africa Summit in St Petersburg. What they did not say, but I will consider here, is whether there is more than just an idea nurtured in Russia to explain what is going on in Niger and its neighbors today. Is there a helping hand?​ …

    ​..Meanwhile the leaders of the coup accuse the former colonial power France of plotting their overthrow. Export of uranium, the main strategic commodity that binds France to this country has been suspended.
    ​ Niger happens to represent 5% of the world’s supply of uranium and accounts for a much higher percentage, perhaps 50% of French needs for its nuclear power plants. This assumes a pan-European importance given the key position France occupies in Europe’s overall power generation from nuclear fuels…
    ..Western analysts have said that France and Europe have enough reserves of uranium to cover power generation needs in the short term. However, in the medium and long term that becomes more problematic…
    ..A couple of days ago, the Economic Community of West African States, headed by Nigeria, demanded that the constitutional authorities be reinstated in Niger within a week, threatening to take action by force if necessary. This prompted Niger’s neighbors Mali and Burkino Faso to warn ECOWAS and any others considering intervening in Niger that they would come to the defense of the leaders of the putsch. The military forces of these two countries are not inconsiderable…
    …Both countries, the FT reminds us, also have leaders who came to power by coup d’état. However, it is just a question of days before the FT sees what I do in front of our noses: both Mali and Burkino Faso have close relationships with Russia and are well attuned to the anti-colonial message coming from the Kremlin.
    ​ Mali has over the past year booted out French security forces and replaced them with Wagner Group mercenaries. Burkino Faso was named last week as one of the five neediest African countries which will receive between 25,000 and 50,000 tons of Russian wheat free of charge.
    ​ And so, while Russia may have puny economic investments and trade in Africa compared to Europe, it is hitting well above its weight in the geopolitical power game even now, before it implements its ambitious plans for Soft Power projection outlined at the Summit.
    ​ In closing, it is worth mentioning that Russian news today also speaks about the start of negotiations with several North African states which participated in the Summit to arrive at free trade agreements.

    Russia and the military putsch in Niger

    John Day

    Robert Kennedy Jr. presents his policies to restore the American middle class.
    There is something not directly addressed here, wich is that the “price” of the $US is sustained partly through its necessity (declining) to purchase oil internationally, partly through its role as a reserve-currency, held in quantity to protect a national currency from speculative attacks, such as caused the Asian Economic Crisis, and partly through its greater than zero return on investment for global financial elites. This return on investment is more than can be sustained through industrial and infrastructure returns. It must be aid through wealth extraction of existing companies, and through bubble-valuations of stocks and other investments. This return on $US investments bleeds productive economy, and blows speculative bubbles which will eventually do what happened in 2008, but irreversibly, since the causes have been exacerbated, not remediated.
    ​ RFK Jr.: Here are some of the things I’ll do as President to improve the lives of the middle segment of society.
    ​ Renegotiate free trade agreements and impose compensatory tariffs on imports from low-wage countries.
    ​ Rein in military spending. A family of four’s share of current defense spending is at least $10,000 a year. Imagine if that money was devoted to free childcare or child tax credits.
    ​ Cut healthcare costs with Medicare-for-all, restrict pharmaceutical companies’ profiteering, and redirect a portion of medical research toward inexpensive natural, holistic, and alternative therapies.
    ​ Implement some form of student debt relief. Allow student debt to be dischargeable in bankruptcy. Cut interest rates on student loans to zero.
    ​ Raise the minimum wage to $15 an hour – about the level it was in 1968 – which will raise the floor on all wages and return a share of productivity growth back to workers.
    ​ Close loopholes and tighten enforcement against illegal corporate union-busting activity.

    ​ Yields Surge After Treasury Boosts Auction Sizes More Than Expected, Sees Debt Issuance Tsunami On Deck​
    The US predicted a near-record $1 trillion in debt sales in the current quarter (up from $$733BN forecast previously) and $852 billion in Oct-Dec quarter, numbers so staggering they are usually associated with economic crises.

    ​ Worst US Treasury debt-risk since 2009. At some point the US will have to nationalize the banking system, including the “Federal Reserve”.
    ​ Fitch’s downgrade of US sovereign debt tells us little we don’t already know about the US’s deteriorating fiscal outlook, explaining the muted reaction from Treasuries and the dollar.
    ​ Fitch cited the rising total debt load, ongoing issues with debt-ceiling standoffs, and the possibility of a recession as reasons behind its downgrade.

    ​ Jacob Siegal, linked by Meryl Nass MD: Digital oligarchs have weaponised the banks . Corporate behemoths are adopting the Chinese approach
    ​ The debanking of Nigel Farage demonstrates the power of a law that is already being enforced without having been formalised. Found guilty of crimes by state censors, secret committees of bureaucrats, or inscrutable algorithms, individuals can be disconnected and de-personed by institutions that they didn’t realise possessed such powers. Today it is banks terminating customers for their beliefs; tomorrow it may be primary schools and hospitals. The powerful consensus that once upheld the neutrality of key institutions as essential to maintaining peace in liberal societies is collapsing.
    ​ Belief in the value of neutrality was a hard-won product of bourgeoisie political revolutions and religious wars. Having lasted for centuries, it is teetering today under attack from two directions. On one side, a brand of political activism condemns the very idea of remaining neutral as being a cover for subjugation and exploitation. In this view, the passive act of not denying someone banking services is recast as an affirmative endorsement of their entire political outlook. Simultaneously, digital networks are thrusting formerly apolitical institutions into the general arena of public surveillance, where failure to affirm new ideological mantras is seen as an act of treason against the whole system.​.. [​globalist, n​eoliberal neo-bolshevism]
    ​..Ultimately, the driver of this new social reality is not radical activism but the power of the tech monopolies. Moralistic fervour is burning away centuries of tradition, leaving the digital oligarchs to claim the new territory. The world we are living in is the one they have authored. In the same way that railroads once changed the world by collapsing physical distances, social media has collapsed the spaces that once differentiated private from public, as well as separating institutional spheres of power. Thus financial disconnection can be used as a tactic of warfare against Russia as well as a domestic tool in every country where digital networks predominate.
    ​ In the US, the unprecedented coordination between the various sectors of the ​”counter-disinformation complex​”, which includes the media, intelligence agencies, non-profits, and universities, testifies to the same principle at work. Connected by a lattice of digital networks, they reinforce the same belief system while wielding their power to attack people accused of wrongthink and spreading disinformation. Political censorship and financial disconnection are two sides of the same coin.
    ​ Today, organisations such as the World Economic Forum and World Bank are promoting global digital IDs as a progressive cause to help lift “unbanked” people out of poverty. Their solution would herd billions of people into globalised surveillance databases where their every transaction, movement, and sentiment can be monitored and analysed. If the spread of debanking shows that the danger today comes from an interconnected digital web reaching into the foundations of privacy and neutrality, the response of the global elite is to insist we build a bigger bank.

    Meryl Nass MD , How the government wants to take over your child’s health (and mind)
    The aim is to provide doctors in schools, bill Medicaid and hide it from the parents. It’s not the nanny state any more; it is the kidnapper state.

    John Day

    Elon Musk’s “X” has filed a lawsuit against the pro-censorship group, Center for Countering Digital Hate (CCDH), which it has accused of “actively working to assert false and misleading claims encouraging advertisers to pause investment on the platform.”
    ​ “X is a free public service funded largely by advertisers,” reads a Monday night Twitter blog entry. “Through the CCDH’s scare campaign and its ongoing pressure on brands to prevent the public’s access to free expression, the CCDH is actively working to prevent public dialogue.”
    ​ X also claims that “the CCDH has recently scraped X’s platform, which is a violation of our terms of service.”
    That’s why X has filed a legal claim against the CCDH and its backers. X not only rejects all claims made by the CCDH, but, through our own investigation, we have identified several ways in which the CCDH is actively working to prevent free expression. That includes:
    ​ Targeting people on all platforms who speak about issues the CCDH doesn’t agree with.
    ​ Attempting to coerce the deplatforming of users whose views do not conform to the CCDH’s ideological agenda.
    ​ Targeting free-speech organizations by focusing on their revenue stream to remove free services for people.
    ​ Attempting to illegally gain unauthorized access to social media platform data and to misuse that data.​ (aka “scraping”)

    ​ Trump had to be impeached for being right. Biden is “better” than Harris, though. Patrick Lawrence , The Bidens’ Burisma Bribery​
    Seven years ago, the DNC email leak set Russiagate in motion. Now comes FD–1023, an F.B.I. document exposing Biden making fully corrupt use of Washington’s leverage in post-coup Ukraine.​

    Patrick Lawrence: The Bidens’ Burisma Bribery

    Watch: Tucker’s Explosive Devon Archer Interview, Admits Joe ‘Knew That Business Associates’ Were On Call

    ​ Biden Blames USA Downgrade On Trump
    Except that’s the exact opposite of what happened. According to the 100% non-partisan “market”, the creditworthiness of US Treasury debt improved almost constantly under President Trump and worsened dramatically almost immediately upon President Biden’s inauguration.

    ​ Presidential candidate Robert F. Kennedy Junior has charged that he may have been denied a Secret Service protection by Alejandro Mayorkas, the Head of the Department of Homeland Security, following public criticism of wide open borders.
    ​ Kennedy made the assertion in an interview with Jimmy Dore, noting “It may explain why Mayorkas doesn’t want to give me Secret Service, because I was very critical.”

    RFK Jr. Says He May Have Been Denied Secret Service Protection After Criticising Open Border

    John Day

    Trouble trying to upload and got kcked out. Will deactivate RT link..

    ​I saw one unofficial report that Israel had sent a ship to this port, passing through Russia’s blockade. That ship might have carried combat drones to Ukraine
    ​ Russian Strike On ‘Defenseless’ Danube Port Takes Out 40,000 Tonnes Of Ukraine Grain
    ​ Drones hit several sites before sunrise and through the early morning hours on Wednesday, including a major attack on Ukraine’s Danube port, sending global grain prices higher. A large fire engulfed some 40,000 tonnes of grain at the Danube location, according to Ukraine government sources.​..
    ​..”Ukrainian officials have said Moscow has hit 26 port facilities, five civilian vessels and 180,000 tonnes of grain in nine days of strikes since quitting the grain deal,” Reuters noted based on Ukrainian official sources.

    ​ No further word on Gonzalo Lira for over 48 hours. Sunday night here he was about to attempt crossing the border from Ukraine to Hungary. He calculated that “no-news-is-bad-news”, and would mean that he had been arrested on the Ukrainian side.
    ​ US-Chilean journalist describes torture in Ukrainian prison
    Gonzalo Lira has reappeared three months after his arrest by the SBU
    https://www.rt. com/news/580645-gonzalo-lira-ukraine-torture/

    ​ LK-99 is a purported room temperature superconductor, devised by a team in Korea, continuing the work of their deceased mentor. It is primarily composed of lead, phosphorous and copper, nothing rare. It has been recreated by a team in China. ILK-99 may or may not quite be a superconductor, but behaves that way as a small flake, partly levitated by a magnet. Alternatively, it may be a completely novel form of semiconductor. This may revolutonize power circuitry, electric (and maglev) trains, computing, and may eventually enable nuclear fusion magnetic containment devices to be made commercially.

    John Day

    Something is giving Ben Davidson an acute sense of urgency regarding the approaching solar-micronova event, which should coincide with the accelerating magnetic polar excursion and magnetic field decay which earth is experiencing. He states that it is coming within a year, but does not prove that.
    By the electromagnetic-universe model which Ben uses and refines, the vast galactic current sheet sweeps across our solar system about every 12,000 years, inducing magnetic field changes upon the earth, sun and other planets, and brining dust, which may deposit upon the sun.
    Magnetic field and current changes, and deposition of material upon a star, can induce micronova eruptions, which eject high energy debris and particles.
    There is evidence that this has periodically happened to earth, and some of the evidence is isotopic. There is no other way for isotopes associated with nova events to have arrived at earth and to have been distributed widely in geologic strata, since they would decay in the time required to arrive from any distant event.

    Also covered in the second video is preparations to take for this, especially food and water, but also fuel, and things that would be needed to survive for a year without economic support.

    The third video looks at the effects of cosmic rays on earth’s mesosphere when the magnetic fields are much reduced and the rays enter the atmosphere, causing cascades of charged particles to be formed, creating super-lightning, and destroying ozone, so that ultraviolet rays also penetrate to the surface. This appears to have caused species extinctions and massive human losses in prior such events.

    Veracious Poet

    Just released, for your entertainment…

    Are You Not Entertained?

    Are You Not Entertained?

    Is This Not Why You Are Here?!?

    Since 9/11 the fabric of western civ has been unraveling at a growing pace, with concentration of wealth, power & control the unassailable real reality that humanity has either noticed, or chosen denial mechanisms to reconcile their CULTure’s descent into what, can only be termed as, utter madness

    When the Change You Can Believe In! generation got their “man” in 2008, did they *not* notice that Obama/Biden/Hilary more-or-less carried out the same *exact* policies of Bush I/Clinton/Bush II/Cheney?!? ~ Especially the second half of wantonly looting the public trough @ historically unprecedented amounts in order to bail out TPTB/TBTF?!?

    Why of course they did!

    But, We The Sheeple “Hoped” that *they* too would somehow, someday benefit from The Bezzle ~ After all, that’s the “American Way” 🙄

    Behold! The stupidity of Mice & Men, who are so stupid that they have no idea how stupid they are

    FWIW: I’ve been a guitarist/songwriter for over 50 years, have worked with/know numerous “famous” people that made their millions before the SillyCon Totalitarians & Napster Kids sucked the air out of the room…

    Once Upon A Time there was a vibrant community of professional song writers that lived comfortable middle class+ lives, but that entire demographic was murdered by the advent of “free” music, along with the the hierarchy that rewarded hard-working “creatives” that survived from ASCAP/BMI residuals, slowly at first, now down to a trickle via streaming services ala Spotify et al. ~ Now the only real venue for cash flow is “live” performance (ticket prices reflect this factoid), where in the past 80 years or so the primary concert performances was to advertise recorded songs to boost sales.

    That’s not to say there isn’t money still to be made from recorded media, as the SillyCon pirates have/are making billion$, but the entire industry has *mostly* shifted from “creatives” supported by recording labels to “talent” manufactured by entertainment conglomerates, which is more visual than creative.

    Long gone are the days where a whole swath of civilization is making a “living” from residuals, comme ci comme ça!

    While Western Civ was Hoping For The Best, the narcissists, sociopaths & psychopaths have seized the Checks & Balances apparatus, selling access to the highest bidders, which shouldn’t be a surprise to *anyone*, as the *data* has been publicly available the entire time…

    Stultus est sicut stultus facit.

    Veracious Poet

    Verba cum monstris et stultis loquentes deficient.


    Once Upon A Time there was a vibrant community of professional song writers that lived comfortable middle class+ lives, but that entire demographic was murdered by the advent of “free” music, along with the the hierarchy that rewarded hard-working “creatives” that survived from ASCAP/BMI residuals, slowly at first, now down to a trickle via streaming services ala Spotify et al. ~ Now the only real venue for cash flow is “live” performance (ticket prices reflect this factoid), where in the past 80 years or so the primary concert performances was to advertise recorded songs to boost sales.

    There’s another way, which is to very, VERY actively engage with your audience – such as being a youtuber

    Ethan Van Sciver was driven out of the comic book industry by wokeism, so he started youtubing, heavily engaged with his audience, and then became the highest paid comic artist by launching his own book series through indiegogo. They burnt his life down, so he just pulled his own wagon across the country his own damn self. By the time his book was ready, his audience existed and knew him. He’s now doing better than literally ANYONE else in the comic book industry.

    Or Eric July/Young Rippa is another example. A sort of rapper-metal musician-artist-disciple of Thomas Sowell. Built up his own audience via constant youtubing, made over 1 million with his first comic book.

    KLR Productions , which is awesome does this with music. A weird hybrid of animal voiceovers, live vlogging, and music.

    It would just be a very intense, constant thing creating new content, being a personality, engaging with people while growing your channel and praying the platform doesn’t ban or suspend you.

    With the advent of Bandcamp, Distrokid, Tunecore and of course CDBaby and so on, I thought what a wonderful world for music it is going to be – but as Bill Bruford says, the trouble is that anyone can make an album now.

    So then I thought, the future belongs to curators – mavens who wade through masses of crap to find all those bedroom recording geniuses that in any other age would never have made an album – a golden age, we will be led there by the curators. But it is really hard to find a good curator. So now we need curators of curators.

    Anyway, it sounds like TAE could easily put together a rock opera or something.


    ” Now the only real venue for cash flow is “live” performance (ticket prices reflect this factoid)”

    Where do the young people get the hundreds of $ to buy the tickets when they are still students or on minimum wages.?


    Who prints the money? Who own the media? Everyone knows, but no one says, as if appeasing your master will spare you, it won’t. Your replacements are coming over the border, arriving on boats. They will be easily placated with money, while you die off from vaccinations.. Take a real good look around you at the ugliness, depravity and despair. Welcome to jeworld, the new world order, like it so far?


    This is just a sample of how incompetent Ukronazi armored columns are getting routinely dismantled on a daily basis

    But the LIESLIESLIES of the Empire of Lies Gangster Nation spoon feeds it’s Duh’sheeple the hallucination that Russia is losing.

    The Russians are just dissecting the Ukronazis as the NeoConJobs just make shit up and puke it on the Masses





    It nice to see someone finally receive some consequences for their actions

    The lawlessness sweeping Duh’merica needs to stop.

    Nice to see hard working LEGAL Indian immigrants protecting their hard earned labors.

    Hope they broke that dip-shit’s ankles, legs and feet so he can crawl around the hood the rest of the summer on all fours.

    America: Robbing Indian Gas Station Goes Wrong

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