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Russia Will Ask Canada to Explain Decision to Honor Nazi Veteran (Sp.)
“They’re All Afraid” (
US Government Stopped Me From Interviewing Putin – Tucker Carlson (RT)
Dossier To Accuse Russia Of Deliberately Causing Starvation In Ukraine (G.)
Zelensky’s Vow to Continue Offensive Through Winter is Wishful Thinking (Sp.)
Western Officials Pressuring Zelensky To Hold Elections – WaPo (RT)
Brussels Should Buy Ukrainian Grain For Africa – Lavrov (RT)
Russell Brand, Another Truth Warrior ‘Guilty Until Proven Innocent’ (Bridge)
Is Censorship a Partisan Issue? (RCP)
Trump Leading Biden By Double Digits – Poll (RT)
Biden Scapegoats ‘Extreme’ Republicans For Looming Government Shutdown (Sp.)
My Addiction: A Playlist in Three Acts (Scott Ritter)






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For the Russians, this is the same as supporting the Azov batallion.

“ is impossible to do business with the current Trudeau cabinet, which is the personification of neoliberal fascism..”

“I believe that this is not a mistake. This is simply a consequence of the impunity of former Nazi criminals, the impunity of the activities of the Canadian Ukrainian Congress..”

Russia Will Ask Canada to Explain Decision to Honor Nazi Veteran (Sp.)

Russian Ambassador to Canada Oleg Stepanov told Sputnik that on Monday he would request explanations from the Canadian Foreign Ministry and the Prime Minister’s office in connection with the invitation and honoring in the country’s parliament of Ukrainian Nazi veteran Yaroslav Hunka. On Friday, Hunka, a 98 years-old Ukrainian Nazi veteran who fought in the ranks of the 14th Waffen Grenadier Division of the Nazi SS during the Second World War, was given a standing ovation by the entire Canadian legislature. Hunka’s recognition happened as the Speaker of the House of Commons, Anthony Rota, was giving introductory remarks prior to Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelensky’s address to the Canadian parliament.

“The embassy will take appropriate official steps. We will, of course, demand clarification from the Canadian government,” Stepanov said, adding that the notes would be sent on Monday to the Foreign Ministry and the office of the Prime Minister. At the same time, Stepanov noted that he has no illusions about the response of the Canadian government as it has become “a nest for Nazi criminals.” “We, of course, will make the necessary demarches, but I have no illusions because it is impossible to do business with the current Trudeau cabinet, which is the personification of neoliberal fascism,” Stepanov added. But Stepanov does not believe the invitation was the merely the result of negligence, but rather stems from Canada’s policy towards former Nazi party members.

“I believe that this is not a mistake. This is simply a consequence of the impunity of former Nazi criminals, the impunity of the activities of the Canadian Ukrainian Congress, which consists of children and grandchildren, who are mainly descendants of these Nazi henchmen, punishers, SS men,” Stepanov said. He also recalled the process of the extradition of Helmut Oberlander, which was dragged out until the death of this Nazi collaborator “in the comfort and care of Western medicine,” about the monuments to the punishers of the 14th SS-Volunteer Division “Galicia” and the Nachtigall Battalion in Canadian cemeteries, etc.

“The fact that in our time this is possible in a country that was a member of the anti-Hitler coalition, which is considered civilized, tolerant, and a supporter of respect for all human rights, the fact that neo-Nazism lives and flourishes here is simply unacceptable, but apparently Canada, under the auspices of the United States, is getting away with everything,” Stepanov added. On Sunday, Rota apologized for his decision to invite Hunka. Trudeau’s office said, in turn, that neither the Canadian prime minister nor Zelensky’s delegation were notified in advance of the invitation of Hunka.

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“They’re trying to put Trump in prison for the crime of running against Joe Biden … That’s what this election’s about.”

“They’re All Afraid” (

Tucker Carlson is unstoppable. Since his sudden departure from Fox News he scores record viewer ratings. In an exclusive interview with Weltwoche, the political media star demolishes the mainstream media’s manipulation machine, reveals his concerns about a potential Donald Trump Restoration, he speaks about the disturbing state of the Biden family and discusses what’s next for him in a Post-Fox News Order. When Tucker Carlson departed the Fox News Channel in April, his enemies cheered. But if they thought the happy warrior had finally been defeated, their judgment was as dismal as their approval ratings. With an assist from Elon Musk, Carlson is reaching an even larger, global audience with his new show, “Tucker Carlson on Twitter (now known as ‘X’).”

The veteran newscaster has expanded his mission: to defeat the mainstream media’s suffocating bias and incuriosity not just about critical events at home but in capitals around the world. When we reach him, Carlson has just returned from the United Arab Emirates where he met with its president, Mohamed bin Zayed. Carlson pronounces the sheikh “the most interesting, wisest leader I’ve ever spoken to” — a provocative assessment given that the talk show host sat across from Donald J. Trump last month. Of the Arab leader, Carlson enthuses, “I’ve never met a more humble leader, ever — and I believe humility is a prerequisite for wisdom.” Carlson is far less kind about his colleagues in the press. “They’re all fearful people,” the 54-year-old scoffs. Instead of holding the powerful to account, “they do exactly the opposite.” Indeed, “they do their bidding.”

Looking ahead to the Presidential elections in 2024, he says: “They’re trying to put Trump in prison for the crime of running against Joe Biden … That’s what this election’s about. Are we going to allow that, or aren’t we? And I just don’t think we can.”

Weltwoche: Since leaving Fox and going solo with your new show, “Tucker Carlson On Twitter (now known as ‘X’),” your posts have logged tens and sometimes hundreds of millions of views. You’re taking off like Buzz Lightyear. Are you feeling the freedom? To explore more topics and ideas? To express your views?” Tucker Carlson: “Well, definitely. If anything, I’ve expressed my views less. I haven’t done many straight-to-camera scripts where I write the script and give my opinion. I’ve done what I’ve wanted to do for a long time but couldn’t, which is get on an airplane and go see the rest of the world. I couldn’t because I had a daily show I had to do.

I’ve become convinced over the past several years — particularly since the war in Ukraine began — that the world is changing much more quickly than most Americans understand. And because there’s virtually no coverage of the rest of the world in American media, Americans don’t have a good sense of it. What we, in this country, refer to as the “Post-War Order” — the institutions set up in the wake of World War II to keep the world peaceful and prosperous and the United States at the top of the pyramid, and that would include the dominance of the dollar, the SWIFT system, NATO — all of that appears to me to be crumbling. That’s my view of it. I’ve wanted to travel and see if that is, in fact, happening — and it is.

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“I’m a much more loyal American than, say, Joe Biden or Kamala Harris, who didn’t even grow up in this country; she grew up in Canada. And they’re telling me what it is to be a loyal American?”

US Government Stopped Me From Interviewing Putin – Tucker Carlson (RT)

Former Fox News host Tucker Carlson has alleged in a recent interview that unnamed figures in Washington obstructed his attempts to interview Russian president Vladimir Putin. “I tried to interview Vladimir Putin, and the US government stopped me,” Carlson claimed in an interview with Swiss publication Die Weltwoche published on Thursday. He also explained that he felt let down by the lack of support for his situation that he says he received from US news media. He said: “I don’t think there was anybody who said ‘wait a second. I may not like this guy but he has a right to interview anyone he wants, and we have a right to hear what Putin says’.” The 54-year-old added: “You’re not allowed to hear Putin’s voice. Because why? There was no vote on it. No one asked me.”

The often-controversial media personality didn’t elaborate on the circumstances under which he says there was government intrusion into his plans to interview Putin but it appeared to suggest that it was the current Biden administration which was behind the meddling. Carlson also didn’t mention when the interview with the Russian leader was supposed to take place. “I’m an American citizen,” Carlson told Die Weltwoche. “I’m a much more loyal American than, say, Joe Biden or Kamala Harris, who didn’t even grow up in this country; she grew up in Canada. And they’re telling me what it is to be a loyal American?” Carlson –previously Fox News’ biggest star– parted ways with the broadcaster in April shortly after the news network settled for $787.5 million a lawsuit with voting-machine company Dominion Voting Systems. Fox News had regularly discussed claims on some of its shows that Dominion’s machines were involved in ‘rigging’ the 2020 US presidential election.

Carlson’s show Tucker Carlson Tonight, during which he frequently discussed issues like gender, race, sexuality and ‘woke’ ideology, was specifically referenced in the Dominion lawsuit. Since leaving Fox News, Carlson has broadcast abridged versions of his news show on X (formerly Twitter) which regularly draw tens of millions of views. Meanwhile, Russia TV news channel Rossiya 24 has aired a teaser trailer for a weekend show it says is to be hosted by Carlson. The promo was first broadcast earlier this month and again on September 22 along with the words “at the weekend.” It adds that the “high-profile American presenter is moving to another level. Here.” Rossiya 24 didn’t state when the show will debut or if it will be original content or translated versions of Carlson’s X broadcasts.

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Shut up, Guardian.

Dossier To Accuse Russia Of Deliberately Causing Starvation In Ukraine (G.)

Human rights lawyers working with Ukraine’s public prosecutor are preparing a war crimes dossier to submit to the international criminal court (ICC) accusing Russia of deliberately causing starvation during the 18-month-long conflict. The aim is to document instances where the Russian invaders used hunger as a weapon of war, providing evidence for the ICC to launch the first prosecution of its kind that could indict the Russian president, Vladimir Putin. Yousuf Khan, a senior lawyer with law firm Global Rights Compliance, said “the weaponisation of food has taken place in three phases,” starting with the initial invasion where Ukrainian cities were besieged and food supplies cut.

Among the incidents documented was when 20 civilians were killed in Chernihiv in the early morning of 16 March 2022, when Russian fragmentation bombs exploded outside a supermarket in the city where Ukrainians were queueing for bread and food. Investigators are also focusing on the siege of Mariupol, Khan added. Food supplies were cut to the city and humanitarian relief corridors blocked or bombed, making it very difficult or impossible for desperate, starving civilians to escape. The second phase includes the destruction of food and water supplies as well as energy sources across Ukraine during the fighting, which the lawyer described as “objects indispensable to the survival of the civilian population”.

Such attacks, Khan argued, were “not crimes of result but crimes of intent” because “if you are taking out objects that civilians need, like energy infrastructure in the dead of winter, there is a foreseeability to your actions”. Cities such as Mykolaiv in the south were left without drinking water from early in the conflict after Russian forces captured the pumping station that supplied it. The remaining residents were forced to rely on water being driven in daily to ensure they could drink and wash safely. The third element is Russian attempts to prevent or restrict exports of Ukrainian food. “Then we’ve seen Russia attack grain facilities on the Danube and engage in muscle flexing on the Black Sea,” Khan said, citing reports from Ukrainian officials that 270,000 tonnes of the foodstuff were destroyed in late July and early August.

Fresh accusations that Russia sought to starve Ukrainians are particularly emotive in the light of the two countries’ history: in 1932-33, millions died of hunger in the Holodomor, an enforced famine engineered by Joseph Stalin’s Soviet government. But they have been given a renewed emphasis after the passage of a UN security council resolution in 2018 which condemned the use of starvation as a weapon of war, and revisions to the ICC’s governing Rome statute in 2019, to expand the type of cases that can be brought.

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“Who will they send to the frontline? In reality, they can assemble a new army by spring, train it at the training grounds, teach it to shoot, teach it to use equipment..”

Zelensky’s Vow to Continue Offensive Through Winter is Wishful Thinking (Sp.)

The Kiev regime is reportedly going to continue its “counteroffensive” in autumn and through winter, as per President Volodymyr Zelensky. But does Ukraine have enough resources for that? Ukraine’s president has argued that the country made a mistake by taking a pause last year after gaining some of the territory previously liberated by Russia. Speaking to the US press, after a day of meetings on Capitol Hill and the White House, Zelensky pledged to keep fighting through the autumn and winter this year. He also vowed to take Artemovsk (also known as Bakhmut) and a couple “more cities”. He said that US assistance should keep flowing to Ukraine, despite growing calls in the US Congress to reduce or halt the financial assistance altogether.

Zelensky’s vows appear to be nothing but wishful thinking: it’s unclear where he would get more troops and munitions for the protracted fighting according to Aleksey Borzenko, a military journalist and deputy chief editor of the “Literary Russia” newspaper. “Who will attack? Over the past two or three months, the Russian Army has crushed a large number of [Ukrainian] personnel, armored vehicles and howitzers. So who will attack? This question is very important. Who will they send to the frontline? In reality, they can assemble a new army by spring, train it at the training grounds, teach it to shoot, teach it to use equipment,” Borzenko told Sputnik. It’s unlikely that they would come with some sort of a sophisticated offensive strategy, according to the expert.

They have already used both Western and old Soviet tactics to attack Russia’s positions; they tried to push through Russia’s defenses in large groups and in small groups. However, they got bogged down, sustained heavy losses, and eventually failed to move through Russia’s multi-layered defenses, Borzenko noted. Likewise, they are unlikely to use NATO-grade heavy tanks during autumn and winter, since these heavy armored vehicles are not meant for dire weather conditions, the expert continued. He suggested that the Ukrainian military will use what it has left of its Soviet-era T-72 stash. “What other weapon [could be used]? They are waiting for aviation, but the F-16 will not change much,” he said. “[Russian forces] will hunt for them and shoot them down.

But they also need F-16s not so that they can organize air battles on the line of contact with [Russian] fighters, but in order to launch tactical missiles. These are all the latest missiles that they received in a few months, and they are waiting for ATACMS. Still, Zelensky specified during his recent interviews with US media that those long-range missiles would be used to “strike targets deeper” in Russia’s territory. This fits into Kiev’s terrorist tactics of launching strikes against civilian areas, nuclear power plants and infrastructure facilities in Russia. Yet this does not have anything to do with the balance of power on the battlefield. When it comes to the battleground, artillery duels and counter-battery combat, Ukrainians don’t have enough munitions, per the analyst. They are expecting to get more 155 mm shells from NATO but it will take time. Their 152 mm ammo stockpiles have been depleted too, he noted. “How many 152 mm shells do they have left? They receive them from the countries of the former Warsaw Pact. These are still old stock from the 1980s,” Borzenko said.

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To show how popular he is? There’s nobody left to run against.

Western Officials Pressuring Zelensky To Hold Elections – WaPo (RT)

Ukrainian officials are resisting calls from Kiev’s Western backers to hold parliamentary and presidential elections, even as martial law prohibits such processes, the Washington Post reported on Sunday. Several Western politicians, including Tiny Kox, head of the Council of Europe’s Parliamentary Assembly, and Democratic US Senators Richard Blumenthal and Elizabeth Warren, have urged Kiev to hold elections, the report says. Their efforts were also supported by Republican Senator Lindsey Graham, who described a ballot in Ukraine not only as “an act of defiance against the Russian invasion, but an embrace of democracy and freedom.” However, according to officials in Ukraine and experts interviewed by the Post, holding elections in a country embroiled in a major conflict “is virtually impossible and also ill-advised.”

The conundrum stems from the Russian military presence in regions that Ukraine claims as its own, as well as from the fact that millions have fled the country and tens of thousands of soldiers are deployed. Officials in Kiev reportedly believe that a major vote would require local authorities to overcome enormous financial, logistical, and legal hurdles. Some are said to be wary that Russia could exploit the elections by fomenting division, infiltrating its assets and weakening Ukraine from within. “The Russians are pushing for this through their secret channels,” an anonymous Ukrainian security official told the outlet. “There is no situation in which it is possible to have a democratic election during the war.” However, according to the Washington Post article, Kiev cannot dismiss out of hand the calls for elections without risking alienating its Western backers, who have emerged as crucial sources of financial and military support.

However, the Biden administration is said to be sympathetic to the obstacles facing Kiev and is not pushing for elections. Martial law, first imposed shortly after the start of Russia’s military campaign in February 2022 and repeatedly extended since then, prohibits the holding of presidential and parliamentary elections in Ukraine. In June, President Vladimir Zelenksy said that the vote could take place only after the end of hostilities. In August, however, he conceded that an election could take place but on condition that the parliament quickly change national legislation and the West provide an additional $135 million in funding. The latter statement was denounced by US Republican presidential hopeful Vivek Ramaswamy as a “ballot-box shakedown.”

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Good idea.

Brussels Should Buy Ukrainian Grain For Africa – Lavrov (RT)

The European Commission should buy the Ukrainian agricultural produce that the bloc says it doesn’t need and ship it to African countries, Russia’s foreign minister Sergey Lavrov has said at the UN General Assembly (UNGA). Western allies have repeatedly accused Moscow of trapping millions of tons of grain in Ukrainian Black Sea ports and of exacerbating a global food crisis, particularly across the African continent. “Since the European Commission is wasting tens of billions of dollars on Ukraine… it can buy the grain that Ukraine wants to sell and EU countries don’t want [to buy] for reasons of competitiveness, and send it to Africa,” Lavrov told the UNGA.

According to Russia’s top diplomat, Ukrainian agricultural produce is “being supplied to European countries in abundance” but many of them don’t want to buy it, because “they have their own farmers and don’t want them to go bust due to competition.” He also questioned the integrity of last year’s grain deal, pointing out during his speech at the UN that only 3% of the grain that was moved under this deal had reached the poorest countries in Africa. In addition, Lavrov said that some 260,000 metric tons of Russian fertilizers have been impounded in EU ports since 2022 and that Moscow was ready to ship these fertilizers to African nations for free. Russian fertilisers became the crucial point in talks over resuming the Black Sea Grain Deal that was clinched last year between Russia and Ukraine and brokered by the UN and Türkiye.

The deal was aimed at allowing Ukraine to export grain from its ports to countries in Asia, the Middle East and Africa, in exchange for lifting Western sanctions that prevented Russian agricultural exports. However, Moscow withdrew from the agreement in July, saying that the West was still making it impossible for Russia to ship food and fertilizer. Lavrov said that the Deputy Foreign Minister of Russia, Sergey Vershinin, is currently discussing the key issues related to the deal with UN representatives. He stressed also that Western states would be misleading UN Secretary-General Antonio Guterres by saying that the grain deal was about to resume. According to the minister, the deal can resume once Russia’s demands regarding its agricultural exports are fulfilled.

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“It’s a sick reality, but that’s the depraved sort of ‘journalism’ Western audiences can expect to receive – until they demand better.”

Russell Brand, Another Truth Warrior ‘Guilty Until Proven Innocent’ (Bridge)

Imagine what a wonderful world it would be if journalists dug into stories like ‘Russian election collusion’ and ‘Hunter Biden’s laptop’ with the same amount of gusto as they do with stories involving the sordid sex lives of celebrities. And not just any celebrities, but specifically those who have touched the third rail, so to speak, exposing the establishment for their egregious crimes against humanity. Russell Brand is/was that sort of spirited and fearless individual. While initially part of the Hollywood circuit, appearing in films and performing stand-up comedy, the loquacious Brit eventually found himself ostracized from tinsel town after pointing out during the 2013 GQ Awards that the sponsor of the event, Hugo Boss, manufactured uniforms for the Nazi Party during World War II.

Having successfully torched his Hollywood career, Brand began to focus attention on his YouTube channel, where his fierce wit, intelligence and machine-gun-style delivery saw his number of subscribers climb to almost 7 million in 10 years. These are the sort of figures that land social media personalities on the ‘truth radar,’ a system backed by an army of left-wing fanatics and civil rights nut jobs devoted to enforcing ‘community standards’ with pure fascist fervor. Brand fell so far afoul of the mainstream media narrative that he was playing in an entirely differently stadium. It’s hard to say exactly when the powers-that-be decided to take down the YouTube sensation, but his March 2023 appearance on the Bill Maher show would be a safe bet. Appearing alongside John Heilemann, a national affairs analyst with MSNBC, and Democratic Senator Bernie Sanders, Brand went on a tangent about the Covid-19 pandemic and the pharmaceutical industry.

“The pandemic created at least 40 new Big Pharma billionaires; pharmaceutical corporations like Moderna and Pfizer made $1,000 in profit every second from the Covid-19 vaccines; more than two-thirds of Congress received campaign funding from pharmaceutical companies in the 2020 election; Pfizer Chairman Albert Bourla told Time magazine in July 202 that his company was developing a Covid vaccine for the good of humanity, not for money, and of course Pfizer made a $100 billion dollars in profit in 2022.” Maher, desperately trying to get a word in edgewise on his own show, reminded Brand that “a lot of people would be dead without the vaccine.” To which Brand snapped back: “If you have an economic system in which pharmaceutical companies benefit hugely from medical emergencies, where the military industrial complex benefits from war, where energy companies benefit from energy crisis, you are going to generate states of permanent crisis where the interests of ordinary people separate from the interests of the elite.”

Ever since the emergence of the #MeToo movement, the legacy media and social media have developed a mob justice mentality, refusing to allow for the possibility that the accused (male) may actually be innocent. In fact, that’s the agenda from the start. And it goes without saying that the media are in the extremely powerful position to mold public opinion to their will. This was evident in a Channel 4 video of the anonymous victims, some of them portrayed by actual actors, discussing their experiences. The production is complete with ominous background music and close-up silhouettes of the emotional women. This is cinematic manipulation that would certainly help to sway the public, not to mention some future jury, and not in a way favorable to Russell Brand’s defense team. Why is the media, which is supposed to take an unbiased approach to its reporting, resorting to manipulating the emotions of their audience? The answer is obvious.

Much like was the case with Julian Assange, who faced similar age-old charges after releasing information damning to the U.S. establishment, Brand is a very articulate individual who is not afraid of speaking truth to power. Much like Alex Jones, Tucker Carlson, and hundreds of other dissident voices, his anti-establishment opinions could not be tolerated, and once again the mainstream media was activated to do the dirty work of character assassination. It’s a sick reality, but that’s the depraved sort of ‘journalism’ Western audiences can expect to receive – until they demand better.

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Fear of freedom.

Is Censorship a Partisan Issue? (RCP)

[..] the most glaring gap is between conservatives and liberals, i.e., between Republicans and Democrats. On the issue of free expression, at least, Republicans are not the authoritarian party. That distinction belongs to the Democrats, the party launched by Thomas Jefferson — the Founding Father who famously said that if he were forced to choose between “a government without newspapers or newspapers without a government, I should not hesitate a moment to prefer the latter.” This is a relatively new development.

Traditionally, opposing censorship — whether imposed by government or corporations — was a bedrock principle of liberalism in this country. The American Civil Liberties Union was founded in 1920 to promote and defend free expression. And this ideal was at the heart of liberal thought, liberal lawmaking, and liberal jurisprudence during most of the 20th century. But times change. And notwithstanding the controversial current push by social conservatives to denude public school libraries of content they dislike, the new RealClear Opinion Research poll is the latest to document the gradual change that has taken place on the left when it comes to this free expression. Here are some of its findings:

• Republican voters (74%) and independents (61%) believe speech should be legal “under any circumstances, while Democrats are almost evenly divided. A bare majority of Democrats (53%) say speech should be legal under any circumstances, while 47% say it should be legal “only under certain circumstances.”

• Nearly one-third of Democratic voters (34%) say Americans have “too much freedom.” This compared to 14.6% of Republicans. Republicans were most likely to say Americans have too little freedom (46%), while only 22% of Democrats feel that way. Independents were in the middle in both categories.

• Although majorities of Democrats, Republicans, and independents agree the news media should be able to report stories they believe are in the national interest, this consensus shifts when it comes to social media censorship. A majority of Democrats (52%) approve of the government censoring social media content under the rubric of protecting national security. Among Republicans and independents, this percentage is only one-third.

• Poll respondents were read this statement: “I disapprove of what you say, but I will defend to the death your right to say it.” Only 31% of Democratic voters “strongly agreed” with that sentiment, compared to 51% of Republicans.

• Fully three-fourths of Democrats believe government has a responsibility to limit “hateful” social media posts, while Republicans are more split, with 50% believing the government has a responsibility to restrict hateful posts. (Independents, once again, are in the middle.)

• Democrats are significantly more likely than Republicans to favor stifling the free speech rights of political extremists. Also, Republicans don’t vary by the group: Only about half of GOP voters favor censorship — whether asked about the Ku Klux Klan, Nazis, or the Communist Party.

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WaPo doesn’t like its own poll.

Trump Leading Biden By Double Digits – Poll (RT)

If an election were held today, former US President Donald Trump would defeat President Joe Biden by a 10% margin of the popular vote, a Washington Post/ABC News poll has found. The result shows the strongest lead for Trump since both men declared their candidacy for the 2024 election. Published on Saturday, the poll found that 52% of respondents would choose Trump and 42% would side with Biden, while the remainder are either undecided or would not vote. When the Post/ABC pollsters asked the same question in February, Trump led Biden by four points, at 48% to 44%. The result is at odds with a slew of recent polls, all of which placed Trump and Biden in or near a statistical dead heat.

An NBC News poll, also published on Saturday, showed Trump and Biden tied at 46%, while a Fox News survey last week placed Trump ahead of Biden at 48%-46%, and a Quinnipiac University poll put Biden in the lead by 47%-46%. Before facing off against Biden for a second time, Trump will have to defeat an ever-expanding group of Republican challengers hoping to clinch the party’s nomination. However, every major poll shows the former president with a commanding lead over the pack, and Biden told donors on Wednesday that he thinks Trump “is destined to be the nominee again.” According to the Post/ABC survey, Trump has an almost 40-point lead over his nearest Republican rival, Florida Governor Ron DeSantis, at 54% to 15 %. No other GOP challenger managed to break double digits in the survey.

Biden and Trump both face significant obstacles in their respective bids for the White House. Trump will enter election season next year fighting more than 90 felony charges in four separate cases, stemming from his alleged attempts to overturn the results of the 2020 election, mishandling of classified documents, and improper reporting of ‘hush-money’ payments to porn star Stormy Daniels. Trump maintains that the indictments against him are politically-motivated, and that Biden’s Justice Department is engaged in a “Stalinist” attempt to take him out of the 2024 race.

For Biden, a key concern will be convincing voters that he is fit for office. According to the latest poll, three quarters of respondents, regardless of political persuasion, said that Biden is too old to serve a second term. Biden has long been attacked by Republicans for his apparent cognitive decline, but concerns over the president’s mental fitness have surfaced in most recent polls. According to a a CBS News poll published last Sunday, 34% of US voters believe that the 80-year-old president would finish a second term in office, while the same number believe that Biden lacks the mental and cognitive health necessary for the job.

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Just separate Ukraine from the main budget. Problem solved.

Biden Scapegoats ‘Extreme’ Republicans For Looming Government Shutdown (Sp.)

US President Joe Biden said that all citizens of the country would “pay the price” if “extreme” members of the Republican Party do not vote on the new budget and allow the federal government to shut down. “Just a few months ago, after long negotiations between myself and the new [House of Representatives] speaker [Kevin McCarthy], we agreed the spending level of government will fund essential domestic and national security priorities while still cutting the deficit by $1 trillion over the next decade. Now, a small group of extreme Republicans don’t want to live up to the deal, so now everyone in America could be forced to pay the price,” Biden said addressing the Congressional Black Caucus Foundation.

He warned that the government shutdown will affect “everything from food security to cancer research.” “It’s time for the Republicans to start doing the job America elected them to do,” he added. The inclusion of funds intended for Ukraine in the US defense budget faced strong opposition from a number of members of the House of Representatives and became a stumbling block to its adoption. Republican Congresswoman Marjorie Taylor Greene said earlier this week that she would vote against Pentagon bill as long as it includes Ukraine aid funds. The US Congress needs to adopt a full or short-term budget before October 1, the end of the current fiscal year, in order to avoid a government shutdown.

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Sort of Ritter’s diary. Good read.

My Addiction: A Playlist in Three Acts (Scott Ritter)

On April 23, 1910, Theodore Roosevelt, less than a year removed from serving as the President of the United States, delivered a speech at the Sorbonne in Paris, France. Entitled “Citizenship in a Republic,” the speech has gone down in history as “The Man in the Arena speech,” largely on the weight of the words contained in the following passage: “It is not the critic who counts, not the one who points out how the strong man stumbled or how the doer of deeds might have done them better. The credit belongs to the man who is actually in the arena, whose face is marred with sweat and dust and blood; who strives valiantly; who errs and comes short again and again; who knows the great enthusiasms, the great devotions, and spends himself in a worthy cause; who, if he wins, knows the triumph of high achievement; and who, if he fails, at least fails while daring greatly, so that his place shall never be with those cold and timid souls who know neither victory nor defeat.”

I have often drawn upon this passage when reflecting upon my own life, especially when trying to come to grips with my failure to prevent the US invasion of Iraq in 2003. I still struggle with the fact that, despite being empowered with the experienced-based knowledge that there were no viable weapons of mass destruction in Iraq. (I had served as a weapons inspector with the United Nation in Iraq from 1991 until 1998, where I participated in more than 45 inspections—14 as Chief Inspector—involved in accounting for Iraq’s chemical, biological, nuclear, and long-range ballistic missile weapons—collectively referred to as “weapons of mass destruction”, or WMD.) Roosevelt’s words helped bring me some solace—at least I had stood in the arena in pursuit of a worthy cause.

In 2008, I was asked to participate in a panel of military veterans who would provide commentary and take questions from the audience in response to a theatrical adaptation of Tim O’Brien’s classic war novel, The Things They Carried. As I watched the play, I became increasingly agitated. This was a story about war, and the cost of war. Looking around me, I saw a theater full of people who knew nothing about war, and the cost it took on those who waged it. I resented the fact that I had agreed to allow myself to be put on display as some sort of zoo exhibit—“Here is a veteran; let’s ask him about the emotional trauma of war.” When the play ended, I took my place on stage, flanked by several other veterans of America’s many wars. I was well known at the time, and so I was picked to answer the first question, “Did the play trigger any memories for you of war?”

My response stunned even me. “As I look out among the audience, I see people who lack any military experience. People who know nothing of war. This play talks about the most intimate aspects of a soldier’s life—the things he carried at the time of his death. This is a conversation I can have with the men sitting here with me on stage. But it’s not a conversation I’m going to have with you. You haven’t earned that right.” I got up and left. I justified my actions by reflecting on Roosevelt’s speech. I had spent my time in the arena of conflict. They had not. They did not have a right to peer into my soul about issues of this emotional magnitude.

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    Vincenzo Camuccini La Morte Di Cesare 1804   • Russia Will Ask Canada to Explain Decision to Honor Nazi Veteran (Sp.) • “They’re All Afraid” (Wel
    [See the full post at: Debt Rattle September 25 2023]

    Dr. D

    “Ski Resorts Are Giving Up on Snow
    With natural snow becoming scarcer and artificial powder woefully unsustainable, Europe’s mountain resorts are starting to look at life beyond downhill skiing.” — Wired

    With 75 feet of snow in the American West, Wired news is reaching new heights of reporting the #Opposite of all truth worldwide.

    But then Wired is dead, as right next this is an “Article” on the “Best Mattresses” to buy, 2023. Get Woke, Go Broke, the Not News Network.

    “Zelenskyy, Trudeau Honor Actual 3rd Reich Nazi With Standing Ovation
    Yaroslav Hunka, 98, fought in a Third Reich military formation accused of war crimes.

    Pepe Escobar on being left alone: “Never forget: the Hegemon’s Plan A is yet another Forever War. There is no Plan B.”

    “Scarcity Is Not Enough
    When the price of gold is high relative to its cost of production, there is an incentive to hunt for new gold reserves to mine. Supply rises. It’s a law of any market. Bitcoin has no supply response.”

    Sure, but it also has no price response. Nor anywhere else in the Western Capitalist system. No workers? Wages fall. No gas? Prices fall. Cars sitting on the lots for miles? (Stock) prices rise.

    ““ is impossible to do business with the current Trudeau cabinet, which is the personification of neoliberal fascism..”

    A guy in a turban and blackface is a racist? Boy, who could have seen that coming?

    My thought is, “So now we have to watch the northern border and perhaps prepare for war there too?” Well, maybe. It would be a really short war, though. I won’t list all the problems but they’ve outlawed guns and all their cities are in shelling distance from the border.

    “They’re All Afraid” (

    What was notable about this is that it’s a level and straightforward article. The kind we can’t conceive of in 2023, but would have been normal in…last year? Most of our adult lives?

    “Russian fragmentation bombs exploded outside a supermarket in the city where Ukrainians were queueing for bread and food. Investigators are also focusing on the siege of Mariupol, Khan added. Food supplies were cut to the city and humanitarian relief corridors blocked or bombed”

    They’re kidding, right? No nation has ever tried to prosecute a war without bombing anything, leaving the entire national infrastructure, all the lights, the water turned on the way Russia has. We know as policy they have corridors since they were done in Mariupol specifically. Since there are always isolated incidents in every war, they must expand and coordinate into the picture of a national policy on the matter. Is keeping Ukraine’s train system on for like a year not a pretty good example?

    Meanwhile ACTUAL prevention of food to ACTUAL starving people: Europe and the EU. Not only preventing it from reaching Africa, but diverting it to feed Spanish pigs. Stay classy, Europe. Never change. Always some darkies somewhere you have to starve out, it’s the White Man’s Burden.

    “not crimes of result but crimes of intent”

    Wait, so they WEREN’T starving in the slightest? Because there are eggs in Ukraine but not in Lancashire? So this is a hypothetical war crime, they THOUGHT about committing, maybe later, if they could?

    When you’d thought you’d seen it all…

    “• Western Officials Pressuring Zelensky to Hold Elections – WaPo (RT)

    Like America, they will have a one-party election. They are our capital after all.

    “Western politicians, including Tiny Kox,”

    Uhhh, whut? Am I guessing his parents aren’t English speakers? I thought they were all Tiny Kox.

    “Some are said to be wary that Russia could exploit the elections by fomenting division, infiltrating its assets and weakening Ukraine from within.”

    You’re fired. Every word in this sentence has no meaning and communicates no information. “Some People”? Who? “Fomenting division”? Otherwise known as “Having a Party System”? How do you define Ukraine as being weaker or stronger? If it’s weaker under a Party System holding debates, then it’s clearly stronger under a one-party dictator. What do you mean?

    Thanks RT. As bad as The Guardian, but in a completely different way. This gets through as they are all the former NPR reporters that were fired. …The Male ones, I presume.

    “However, the Biden administration is said to be sympathetic to the obstacles facing Kiev and is not pushing for elections.”

    They are an independent country, fighting their own independent war that doesn’t involve us. So why would this sovereign nation care what Biden thinks of him any more than he cares what Bongo or Võ Văn Thưởng thinks of him?

    Oh that’s right: because every word of every sentence of every news article is a lie.

    ““ Only 51% of Republicans.” ““strongly agreed” with that sentiment,” I disapprove of what you say, but I will defend to the death your right to say it.”

    51% of Republicans are still complete failures. Well that explains a lot.

    “with 50% believing the government has a responsibility to restrict hateful posts.”

    “Only about half of GOP voters favor censorship — whether asked about the Ku Klux Klan, Nazis, or the Communist Party.”

    Odd choice: They’re not the ones primarily being censored. They’re also the same people. For example, scandal this week as (again, and for 50 years running) documents were leaked that the American Socialists, a Neo-Nazi group, were all established and run by the FBI. …Sort of like Torrio, right? This was a movie joke since back as far as “Blazing Saddles” or so, already well-known then. Why bring it up? Besides being interesting news – if you can even call it that “Francisco Franco is Still Dead” – I was struck by the group being the “Socialists”. Not the “WhiteHeads” or something. As in of course for them, the “National Socialists.”

    Cue everyone saying how although they call THEMSELVES Socialists, they’re not REALLY Socialists, they’re amazingly illiterate or something and picked the name from a fortune cookie, having no idea what it means. Actual National Socialism has never been tried, so this is not “Real” National “Socialism.”

    Anyway, they’re the same ppl in the KKK, are Nazis, and are also “Socialists” AKA “Communists”? Same people, all three. Don’t we usually make lists of different things and not near-synonyms?

    As they say, “Socialism is the merger of State and Corporation,” while “Capitalism is the reverse.” That is, the merger of “Corporation and State.” Totally different, you see.

    That goes with the other joke. “Capitalism is a system of “Work or Starve.” While Socialism is a system of “Work AND Starve.”

    “If an election were held today, former US President Donald Trump would defeat President Joe Biden by a 10% margin of the popular vote,”

    That’s why they won’t hold an election. …Wait for it. “And Then a Miracle Happened…” “I would have held it too, if it weren’t for that nosy asteroid!” Don’t worry, I’m so wrong I can predict it a year or three years ahead of time. Then when it happens, I’m still an idiot and “nobody coulda knewd”. 1994 boom, Tech bust, housing boom, housing bust, Covid inflation, no reversing rates, not temporary, Subprime was not contained…


    When Trudeau first came to power, the first thing he did was use taxpayer’s money to buy all of Canada’s mainstream media via huge tax credits. So naturally Canadian media’s first job is to protect Trudeau from the truth. So Trudeau isn’t a Nazi, for supporting Nazis!

    Of course Mr. Z and his corrupt buddies in the Ukraine aren’t going to stop the war. The war is their biggest “once in a life time” money making scam! They are only paid if the war continues. As soon as the war stops, their source of money also stops!

    This is how the deep state ensures that their proxy wars continue for a long time. It will be a long war in the Ukraine with no end in sight. The deep state exempts itself from a US government money 8shutdown. That is all you need to know about who is your master. He who controls the money. Money doesn’t care if you die. Money has no feelings. Those who control the money, share the exact same traits.

    Michael Reid

    @ Celticbiker

    I am not an egghead but I am a seeker of knowledge articulated in a way that I may understand.

    I am currently watching THE SEQUEL TO THE FALL OF THE CABAL
    so far I am at PART 4, THE PROTOCOLS OF ZION
    on rumble
    and at this point
    I understand
    what the Cabal is and
    what the Goyim is and
    the Cabal is interested in killing out the Goyim

    John Day

    Our internet goes out a lot in rural Yoaku, as happened yesterday. They have been having to do a lot of work on the system this past couple of weeks.

    I have been getting ribbed about this in recent years, but seeing D.R’s “John Wick” post from yesterday prompts me to reveal my full name: John Wickliffe Day.
    The running joke I have with some of the guys who worked with me to build my “dream house” last year is that I look them in the eye, get very serious and sternly reiterate that “I don’t kill people, OK? I just don’t do that.”


    Three-time war veteran and longtime JTA correspondent Tom Tugend dies at 97

    Three-time war veteran and longtime JTA correspondent Tom Tugend dies at 97
    DECEMBER 8, 2022

    Canada admits letting in 2,000 Ukrainian SS troopers

    Canada admits letting in 2,000 Ukrainian SS troopers

    Littman, who has been researching Nazis in Canada since 1980, said the 14th Volunteer Waffen-SS Grenadier Division, aka the Galicia Division, largely comprised Ukrainians who served with Nazi police battalions and death squads.

    The surviving 9,000 division members surrendered to the British at war’s end, and were taken to England.

    He said that longtime Prime Minister Pierre Trudeau once told him his government did not pursue war criminals “because they were afraid of exacerbating relationships between Jews and Eastern European ethnic communities.”

    But John Sims, the Canadian official in charge of prosecuting war criminals, told “60 Minutes” that this “is going to be an important year, in which…considerable progress will be made in ridding this country of Nazis.”

    Recent reports of suspected war criminals living openly in Canada follow a November Jerusalem Post series calling Canada a “near-blissful refuge” for Nazis.

    Steven Rambam, a New York private detective working with two Post reporters, located about 150 suspected war criminals in Canada, often by looking them up in phone books.

    Masquerading as a professor from a fictitious American university, Rambam, a former member of the Jewish Defense League, secretly taped interviews with a former Lithuanian police chief who described in chilling detail his part in the execution of 5,000 Jews.

    Meanwhile, the German TV program “Panorama” reported last week that 50,000 war criminals and members of army units who participated in atrocities were receiving monthly bonus pensions, ranging from hundreds to thousands.

    The so-called “victim pensions” are added to the pensions of those who suffered World War II-linked disabilities, or to their dependents.

    Although a 1950 German law excludes war criminals living abroad from getting such pensions, the law is apparently not enforced in Canada or the United States.
    • Russia Will Ask Canada to Explain Decision to Honor Nazi Veteran (Sp.)
    “We, of course, will make the necessary demarches, but I have no illusions because it is impossible to do business with the current Trudeau cabinet, which is the personification of neoliberal fascism,” Stepanov added.

    Explanations are not necessary.
    Canadians leaders have just been proven to be Nazi sympathizers.
    Neo-Nazism comprises the post–World War II militant, social, and political movements that seek to revive and reinstate Nazi ideology.
    Neo-Nazis employ their ideology to promote hatred and racial supremacy (often white supremacy), to attack racial and ethnic minorities (often antisemitism and Islamophobia), and in some cases to create a fascist state.[1][2]

    Neo-Nazism is a global phenomenon, with organized representation in many countries and international networks. It borrows elements from Nazi doctrine, including antisemitism, ultranationalism, racism, xenophobia, ableism, homophobia, anti-communism, and creating a “Fourth Reich”. Holocaust denial is common in neo-Nazi circles.

    Neo-Nazis regularly display Nazi symbols and express admiration for Adolf Hitler and other Nazi leaders. In some European and Latin American countries, laws prohibit the expression of pro-Nazi, racist, antisemitic, or homophobic views. Nazi-related symbols are banned in many European countries (especially Germany) in an effort to curtail neo-Nazism.[3]


    Could Saturday Night Live do a skit like this today?


    Foreign Ukrainian Political Interference by Chrystia Freeland

    In previous articles, Thierry Meyssan has shown how the Banderites, collaborators of the worst Nazi exactions in Ukraine and Poland, came to power in Kiev, in the young independent Ukraine. He shows here that, for eighty years, Banderite immigrants have been embedded in the Canadian Liberal Party to the point of occupying the number two position in Justin Trudeau’s current government.

    In this article, I will show that all Canadian Liberal governments have supported the Ukrainian Banderites since the beginning of the Second World War. They had it both ways during that war, fighting the Nazis, but supporting the Banderites. Worse still, the current Canadian government is composed of Liberal Prime Minister Justin Trudeau, flanked by a Banderite deputy, Chrystia Freeland.

    In spite of its declarations of principle in favour of the equality in right of all men, Canada supports without reserve the Banderites, heralds of the racial superiority of the Ukrainians over the Russians.

    Thierry Meyssan
    Roger Lagassé

    D Benton Smith

    I yearn for the days when normal meant average.


    Last sentence of the article:
    If we ponder that relationship for a moment, we might conclude that many of the things that we believe we control are really on loan as a means of controlling us.

    As someone working in IT, during the last decade I have noticed increasingly how devices for users have fewer and fewer controls offered to the end user. Previously, devices tried to come up with interfaces that helped end users to understand what they were controlling. Now, it’s as if manufacturers are telling users: “Don’t worry about it. All of this tech stuff is too difficult and hard for you to understand. I’ll note your preferences and manage it all for you.”



    You are so correct! The Boeing Max comes to mind!


    If the gov. controlled all info we would not be informed
    by Ellie Tesher Toronto Star | November 12, 1997
    Alex Constantine – October 4, 2010

    ” … Canada’s do-nothing policy about Nazis over the next 40 years was influenced by a persistent anti-Jewish bias within the federal bureaucracy. … As war criminals were being let into Canada, their Jewish victims who barely survived the Nazi Holocaust were strenuously kept out. … ”
    canadian nazi – How Nazi War Criminals Got Into Canada by Ellie Tesher Toronto Star | November 12, 1997

    As the nation honoured its war dead this week, some who gave their lives for freedom were still left with an ironic injustice. Though Canada played an outstanding role in the Allies’ success in World War II, a number of Nazis who committed war crimes against Canadians fighting overseas were allowed later to immigrate here and remain unpunished.

    The Canadian Armed Forces held post-war trials in Germany. But further prosecutions were to be handled by the British military. They were soon stopped. And Canada failed to bring to justice any of those accused against the Canadian military even when some were later found living here.

    Historian Alti Rodal says this is part of “Canada’s complicity in crimes against humanity.”

    Strong charges, especially since Rodal was chief historian for the 1986 Deschenes Commission of Inquiry on War Criminals. She wrote a 580-page report on how Nazis were virtually welcomed into Canada and how successive governments ignored allegations of war criminals among them.

    A federal government consultant, Rodal is currently writing a book based on her findings and new research – Other Priorities, to be published by Malcolm Lester Books.

    Though Justice Jules Deschenes called for wide distribution of her report, Ottawa first buried it, then released it heavily censored. Even the bureaucrats must have been ashamed of its evidence of authorities caving in to pressure, of racist political decisions, and of investigators’ incompetence. Other historians have since pursued the story. Here’s just part of what Rodal and others uncovered:

    In 1948, the government agreed to a top-secret deal with Britain to stop all war crimes trials and turn their focus to the Cold War with Russia.

    According to John Loftus, former prosecutor for the U.S. Nazi-hunting unit, the idea of bringing Nazis to North America came from double agent Kim Philby, a Communist mole highly placed in British intelligence.

    Philby’s scheme was to create an anti-Communist network in the West, then to sabotage their efforts by reporting their plans back to Moscow. Canada was the destination for the Nazis, wrote Loftus as 1991 co-author of Unholy Trinity.

    Politicians were successfully lobbied to accept Nazis as immigrants by an umbrella group of Canadians of German background, says Rodal.

    By 1951, former members of the Nazi party were admitted to Canada. By 1955, members of Hitler’s murderous elite SS force were accepted. Other groups of immigrants were granted waivers by the immigration minister, again following intense pressure from people representing huge voting blocs in Canada, says Rodal.

    Latvians, Lithuanians and other East Europeans were accepted under “bulk labour programs” with no attention to their wartime military activities.

    Special dispensation was granted to former members of Waffen SS groups who fought alongside the German Wehrmacht – without scrutiny.

    A number of alleged French Nazi collaborators got ministerial waivers after a campaign by influential members of the Quebec elite, Rodal says.

    Bob Keyserlink, a University of Ottawa history professor who did immigration screening in Bonn, Germany, in the early 1950s, says officers were given the attitude to “forget the past” when interviewing applicants.

    “If he told you he was an SS officer and the regulations allowed members of the SS, that’s all we asked. It was up to the Royal Canadian Mounted Police to do a security screening.”

    But RCMP staff sent for the task had, Keyserlink says, “a Grade 10 or 11 education” and backgrounds in jobs like highway patrol. “They didn’t know a Hungarian from a Bulgarian. They didn’t ask the right questions.”

    Canada’s do-nothing policy about Nazis over the next 40 years was influenced by a persistent anti-Jewish bias within the federal bureaucracy, Rodal says. As war criminals were being let into Canada, their Jewish victims who barely survived the Nazi Holocaust, were strenuously kept out – blatant discrimination documented by historians Irving Abella and Harold Troper in their book None Is Too Many.

    Rodal also speaks of the “prominent role Pierre Trudeau played as justice minister and as prime minister in making sure no action was taken against war criminals, all the while promoting a “Just Society.”

    For Canadian veterans who were war crimes victims, getting out the story of why justice was denied them is an appropriate tribute for future Remembrance Days.


    Normandy Massacres WWII

    So I guess Canuckistan is AOK now with being Nazis collaborators with modern day Ukronazis.

    Spit on your grandfathers graves

    “The Normandy massacres were a series of killings in-which approximately 156 Canadian and two British prisoners of war (POWs) were murdered by soldiers of the 12th SS Panzer Division (Hitler Youth) during the Battle of Normandy in World War II. The majority of the murders occurred within the first ten days of the Allied invasion of France.[1] The killings ranged in scale from spontaneous murders of individual POWs, to premeditated mass executions.[2] Colonel Kurt Meyer, a commander in the 12th SS Panzer Division, was the only perpetrator charged for his role in the atrocities.[2]

    The massacres are among the worst war crimes committed against Canadian soldiers in Canada’s history.[2] One out of every seven Canadian soldiers killed between June 6–11 were murdered after surrendering — a figure that rises to one in five if the range is reduced to June 7–11, when Canadian units started engaging with elements of the 12th SS Panzer Division”


    Canadians landing on Juno beach Normandy 1944







    The apologies are hiding the truth

    Canada’s immigration minister delivers pro-war speech to right-wing Ukrainian audience in Toronto

    By New Cold editors, March 13, 2015

    Canada’s minister of immigration and citizenship, Chris Alexander, was one of the featured speakers at a fundraising dinner in Toronto on February 22, 2015 organized by the extreme-right Ukrainian Canadian Congress. The minister delivered a pro-war rant.






    Below is a transcript of excerpts of Chris Alexander’s four-minute speech to the Toronto event. His speech can be viewed (beginning at the 10′ mark) as part of a one-hour Ukrainian-language news program, ‘KontaktUkrainian TV2’,
    published here on You Tube.

    The program episode was posted to YouTube more than two weeks ago and has garnered a mere 71 viewers. It includes portions of Andriy Parubiy’s speech to the dinner as well as a nine-minute interview with him.


    I’ve been telling gay friends they had better distance themselves from the ‘trans’ perversion.

    They will be stuffed back into the ‘closet’ in a New York minute when the tide finally goes out on the whole woke gender insanity. It’s coming, like winter. The gay community’s reputation will be sucked down the sewer with this degeneracy.

    Finally a pinch of clarity



    Now, I know who I will not vote for.



    Thirty Five Years Later

    He survived but with brain damage.

    Riding a motorcycle without a helmet but he’s got his ‘magic’ mask on to protect him from the Coof


    John Day

    Terrestrial Threats

    Presented here by a newscaster are 3 minutes of coincidences about whose houses burned in Lahaina (poor), whose did not (wealthy), police actions that trapped residents in fires, fires that jumped over wide, dry roads to burn boats in the harbor, and emergency powers of housing control granted to Governor Josh Green just days before the sudden and mysterious fires. (I am saddened to see the stonewalling by government, FAA, US Military, and mainstream media. They are determined to keep all of the actual events a secret, presumably so that they may survive and prosper.)

    WATCH! MSM Investigative Journalist Totally Exposes The MAUI MASSACRE During Prime Time (Video)

    Gilbert Doctorow , Latest news on the war: these past two days we have advanced considerably to a full-blown Russia-NATO war
    This, coming from Turkish sources, says that the Russians retaliated to the Sevastopol destruction by staging their own cruise missile attack on the Kremenchug Airport, the launch site used by the Ukrainians. “Both SCALP and Storm Shadow missiles, which were stationed at the airbase, along with the SU24M/MR bombers responsible for today’s attack, have been detroyed. A substantial number of firefighters and ambulances have been dispatched to the airfield. There are significant casualties among pilots, ground personnel and even NATO personnel, including Poles, who were involved in coordinating the operations and maintaining the missiles.”
    This all suggests an additional reason for Biden to consent to shipment of the ATACMS missiles to Ukraine now: unlike the Storm Shadow, they are launched from the ground on mobile launchers similar to HIMARS. Therefore the loss of airfields and bombers and pilots does not constrain their use and holds the promise of more destuction of Russian assets in Crimea. I would also wager that US forces will be sent not just to maintain but to target and launch the ATACMS.

    Latest news on the war:  these past two days we have advanced considerably to a full-blown Russia-NATO war

    LUGANSK (Sputnik) – A Russian reconnaissance team has destroyed a German-supplied Leopard tank of the Ukrainian military with a crew comprised of Bunderswehr soldiers.
    “The mechanic repeatedly stated that he was not a mercenary but a Bundeswehr serviceman, and that he and the rest of the crew were members of the same unit of the German army,” the Russian fighter said, adding that while receiving medical aid, the German soldier named his brigade and its dislocation site.
    The tank’s driver died from wounds minutes after he was found despite efforts to save him.

    John Day

    More Doctorow , Dispensing war news with an eye-dropper
    Both Russia and the West have released only carefully selected news about military developments this past week. The omissions distort perceptions of the decision-making processes that are carrying us along to WWIII…
    ..This past week witnessed a successful Ukrainian attack on the general staff building of the Russian Black Sea Fleet in Sevastopol, Crimea. The building was set alight and the destruction was apparently extensive. We can only guess at how extensive from terse statements made by the civil Governor (effectively the mayor) of Sevastopol, which is by itself a ‘subject’ or region of the Russian Federation. He said that firefighters had worked for several hours to bring the fire in the building under control. Moreover, debris from the missile strike was spread to a distance of several hundred meters. The Governor warned city residents to stay away from the city center, so as not to hamper the work of emergency crews and not to fall victim to possible follow-up missile attacks. One clue to the level of destruction was a small article on today’s Russian news ticker that a miracle-working icon in the staff building had itself miraculously survived the attack. As for human casualties, the Governor mentioned only one serviceman who is not accounted for. The Russians did officially identify the attacking missiles as British manufactured Storm Shadow air-to-ground cruise missiles.
    A devastating attack on staff headquarters and only one victim? That should tip you off to what you will find only on a very few essentially underground Russian websites: namely that the Russian naval staff had been evacuated from the museum-like headquarters building long ago and is working normally from underground premises at unknown locations.
    So far, up to the present, Russian state television has had no coverage of the missile attack on Sevastopol. We shall see whether it is discussed in the News of the Week program hosted by Dmitry Kiselyov this evening.
    As for the West, it took two days for government news managers and editors of the mass media to decide on the ‘spin’ to give their publics with respect to the missile attack on Sevastopol and the separately reported surprise decision of the Biden administration to ship to Kiev the long demanded ATACMS medium range cruise missiles. As recently as midweek, during Zelensky’s visit to Congress and to the Oval Office, Jake Sullivan told reporters that this issue has been withheld for the indefinite future. Is there no connection between the Sevastopol attack and the go-ahead for ATACMS to Kiev? That means the public has no understanding whatsoever of how and why the United States is being drawn deeper and deeper into the Ukraine quagmire…
    ..A subtitle to this article informs us that “Washington will send a version of the weapon that uses cluster munitions, according to people familiar with the matter.” Now what is the fairly transparent message here? It is that Washington is supplying Kiev with rockets suitable for continuation of its terrorist attacks on residential neighborhoods in the Donbas as the Ukrainian forces are pushed further West by Russians in the coming Russian offensive that Pentagon officials understand is coming now that the Ukrainian counter-offensive is kaput. These cluster bombs are not going to sink Russian naval vessels in Sevastopol harbor…
    ..“ATACM have an advantage over the British and French missiles because they can be fired from Himars launchers rather than Ukraine’s ageing Soviet-era fighter jets.”
    “Ageing Soviet-era fighter jets!” My hats off to the FT editors for formulating an explanation of the situation that avoids telling the simple truth, namely that those Soviet-era fighter jets are being hunted and destroyed by the Russians so that shortly they will be no more.
    I say this with reference to the Russian response to the Storm Shadow attack in Sevastopol that occurred within hours of the blast at the staff headquarters: namely they used a swarm of nearly invisible and unstoppable cruise missiles to devastate the Kremenchug airfield from which the attack on Crimea had been launched…
    ..“On the night of 23 September, the airport of Kremenchug was attacked by a large number of Russian cruise missiles. At the time no air raid alarms went off. The Ukrainian public supposes that these were ‘the hardly noticeable’ X-50 cruise missiles.
    “The Russians destroyed valuable cargo: SCALP and Storm Shadow rockets which were delivered to the air base. They also destroyed several SU-24M bombers.
    “There is a huge number of fire fighting and first aid vehicles now at the air base. They write that there have been big losses of pilots and maintenance personnel, as well as dead NATO officers, including from Poland, who had arrived to coordinate the rocket launches.”
    I acknowledge that Tsargrad is denounced by Western governments as a disseminator of fake news and its website is inaccessible from some countries in Europe. However, what I quote above has also been issued by other portals…
    ..So now the United States is crossing its own red lines and risking escalation of the war and finger pointing of the Russians to its co-belligerent status by sending the ATACMS to Ukraine. We can be sure that U.S. military will be sent with the hardware.
    Finally, I come back to the news item I mentioned yesterday on Russians finding the crew of a Leopard tank they destroyed in the battlefield this past week to have been regular Bundeswehr servicemen. My colleague in Germany informs me that as of today there has not been a word about this in Germany. However, there soon will be. From the unofficial news portals in Russia, I see that the Kremlin has every intention of bringing this scandal to the attention of the broad German public in the hope that it will touch off popular demonstrations against Scholz.

    Dispensing war news with an eye-dropper

    More Doctorow here, but I want to shade his assessment differently. Europe is being starved of Russian fuel and forced to adapt to that. Plastics manufacture and chemical plants have had to shut down without natural gas, and everything costs more. Oil and diesel from Russia are being purchased through India at higher prices. It seems to me, and I can only speculate, that after Russia failed to collapse economically a lot of things have happened which may not have been planned ahead by anybody who lay the initial bear-trap.
    As to the destruction of European agriculture, I don’t think that is the globalist business plan, either. Monsanto owns something like 28% of Ukrainian farmland by a recent estimat (there are others). Much of Ukrainian grain is now owned by globalist and US interests. Their usual business model would be served by driving Polish and Czech farmers out of business, maybe buing their land at some deep markdown, rinsing and repeating. They would want to monopolize, supersize and “modernize” European farming.
    With the acquiescence of the EU’s comprador elites, the US is de-industrializing Europe. Next on the agenda, to destroy European agriculture
    I have in mind the dramatic spat between Poland and Ukraine over that country’s grain exports which was brought before the world media and diplomatic community at the United Nations General Assembly this week.
    On the dais of the General Assembly, President Zelensky slammed unnamed East European countries which a week ago defied the EU’s lifting of a temporary ban on Ukrainian grain entering the EU on the 15th and said they will unilaterally continue to refuse entry of these commodities. Even before his UN appearance, Ukraine had said it will take the offenders, Poland, Slovakia and Hungary, to court at the World Trade Organization for violation of trade rules.
    For his part, Polish Prime Minister Mateusz Morawiecki responded on Polish television, saying that his country will no longer supply weapons to Ukraine. Jaws at the editorial board of The Financial Times and other mainstream Western media dropped upon hearing this decision. As we all know, Poland has been the most ardent supporter of the Ukrainian war effort, prodding other EU members to do their part.
    Poland has taken in by far the largest number of Ukrainian refugees from the war. It has supplied substantial amounts of military materiel to Kiev from its own arsenal. And Poland has been the main transit country delivering NATO weapons and munitions to Ukraine from its domestic marshalling points across the border from Lviv.
    No one had any doubts why the Polish government has done this policy reversal: it is facing a close election in less than a month and it needs the full support of Polish farmers to achieve a win. Those farmers have been demonstrating vociferously against the Ukrainian grain entering the country ostensibly for destinations abroad but de facto remaining on their home market and being sold at prices far below the Polish farmers’ production costs…
    ..It is especially interesting that in his fury over the impertinent and insulting speech of Zelensky, Morawiecki let out an observation that you otherwise would not have heard or seen in Western media: namely that the grain Ukraine is exporting is on behalf of the Ukrainian oligarchs who own the farmland.
    Though he was incensed, Morawiecki nonetheless did watch his words, because he omitted saying that the Ukrainian grain being exported is also substantially produced by American agricultural behemoths who now own about 28% of the farmland in Ukraine and are raising their stakes all the time.
    It would be fair to say that the whole scandal over Ukrainian exports of grain via its EU neighbors is not that the grain does not end up in the ports of the world’s neediest countries, it is that the beneficiaries of the exports are US corporations and Ukrainian crooks, not the Ukrainian people and its small holding farmers in particular. The main losers are the farmers of small, medium and large holdings in the EU, who cannot compete on price with the Ukrainians both because of the natural advantages of their ‘black earth’ lands, the most fertile in Europe, and because of the industrial scale that has been introduced in Ukraine by the new corporate owners, domestic and foreign.
    In the midst of the dispute over Ukrainian grain, Western media have picked up tidbits of information about other Ukrainian agricultural commodities that have raised hackles among EU farmers. The longest list probably has been compiled by Hungary, which seeks to ban virtually all produce from Ukraine. For their part, Bulgaria and Romania have complained over cheap Ukrainian honey.
    And yet the complaints over predatory pricing of Ukrainian farm products have come from as far west as France, where the main issue is Ukrainian poultry meat, priced at less than half producer costs in France. In part, this is due to the same cheap grain issue, since chickens are walking sacks of grain: two kilograms of wheat give you one kilogram of broiler chickens. But the additional driver of Ukrainian export prices is scale of production. French television recently brought out the fact that the biggest exporter of poultry meat to France that is being purchased by the school lunch programs as well as by major retail grocery chains is a Ukrainian complex that raises one million chickens at a time and has vertical integration from the grain inputs, to the hatcheries, to the slaughter and chilled packaging of eviscerated chickens. By contrast, the average chicken farmer in France keeps just 50,000 birds. It would be interesting to know who exactly owns that industrial scale chicken complex in Ukraine.

    With the acquiescence of the EU’s comprador elites, the US is de-industrializing Europe. Next on the agenda, to destroy European agriculture

    Russia Will Ask Canada to Explain Decision to Honor Nazi Veteran [A real WW-2, Waffen SS Nazi]
    Russian Ambassador to Canada Oleg Stepanov told Sputnik that on Monday he would request explanations from the Canadian Foreign Ministry and the Prime Minister’s office in connection with the invitation and honoring in the country’s parliament of Ukrainian Nazi veteran Yaroslav Hunka. On Friday, Hunka, a 98 years-old Ukrainian Nazi veteran who fought in the ranks of the 14th Waffen Grenadier Division of the Nazi SS during the Second World War, was given a standing ovation by the entire Canadian legislature. Hunka’s recognition happened as the Speaker of the House of Commons, Anthony Rota, was giving introductory remarks prior to Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelensky’s address to the Canadian parliament.

    John Day

    Meryl Nass MD , “Pharmacovigilance and Biostatistics” for vaccines at FDA: 7 of 18 positions are vacant. And desperately [not] seeking Myocarditis. Is this the excuse for not looking at all their databases on COVID vaccine safety? Who is looking at the info on over 100 million Americans allegedly collected to assure vaccine safety?…

    ..Here is what has obviously occurred. All these agencies were told they had to keep quiet on vaccine problems (and perhaps problems of other COVID treatments), and they had to fiddle with their data or their analytic methods, or both, to get the required results. And there was to be NO BAD NEWS, no matter what. And no good news regarding generic treatments.

    As we have seen, the so-called scientists and physicians working as bureaucrats in these agencies all caved, sucked it up, did the dirty work, kept their jobs, and betrayed their oaths and the trust of the people of the USA and the world..Yet here is what her own agency found 6 months ago:

    Meryl Nass MD again, with a very detailed and impressive list of scientific reports of myocarditis from COVID “vaccine products”. I’m saving this for when we get into a courtroom over these vaccines: the myocarditis timeline Zachary Stieber confirms what I have long said: the fed agencies knew about myocarditis and hid it and pushed covid vaccines on tens of millions of American (and foreign) kids at high risk

    US statistics from VAERS (Vaccine Adverse Event Reporting System) show. VAERS is a voluntary reporting system that records only 1% of vaccine side effects, as VAERS itself states on its website.

    Miscarriages and stillbirths after vaccinations: « imaginary »…

    John Day

    To go with Dr Nass’ article about COVID-vaccine adverse event stats:

    John Day

    Another, complimentary miscarriages & stillbirths after COVID-vaccination graph from the same source:

    John Day

    Our Sun is currently still in the ascending leg of the current Solar Maximum event, which will not begin to decline until the solar magnetic poles flip, At the same time, Earth’s magnetic field is much weakened, so that when coronal mass ejections of charged particles impact Earth, they have much more charge penetration than would usually be expected from their magnitude. The “Carrington Event” of September 1-2, 1859, during Solar Cycle 10, caused electric current to flow in telegraph cables and fires and massive sparking in telegraph stations, which were the only electrical infrastructure of the day. Telegraphy was carried out between Boston and Portland by disconnecting the batteries, as they were interfering with signal transmission via induced current anv voltage, which were fluctuating and bucking the batteries.
    Boston: “Mine is disconnected, and we are working with the auroral current. How do you receive my writing?”
    Portland: “Better than with our batteries on. – Current comes and goes gradually.”
    Boston: “My current is very strong at times, and we can work better without the batteries, as the aurora seems to neutralize and augment our batteries alternately, making current too strong at times for our relay magnets. Suppose we work without batteries while we are affected by this trouble.”
    Portland: “Very well. Shall I go ahead with business?”
    Boston: “Yes. Go ahead.”,fires%20in%20multiple%20telegraph%20stations.

    The magnitude of the solar flare associated with the Carrington Event is estimated at X-56 to X-80.

    Since the last officially released magnetic field strength of the Earth was at least 15% reduced in 2010, the currents induced at the planetary surface would be much greater. There was a fall of Terrestrial Magnetic Field Strength of 10% between 1900 and 2000, so it was measured again by NASA in 2010, and found to be a further 5% weaker in only one decade.
    Terrestrial Magnetic Field Strength was to be measured and reported again in 2015 and 2020, but instead of being published, existing data was made more difficult to access by NASA and the European Space Agency. It is fair to assume further and more rapid field strength degradation, based upon aururae of fairly mils solar flares being visible as far south as Arizona regularly, including with the mild flaring which imacted yesterday afternoon, into the night, as described in this morning’s Space Weather News:

    This news was of increased interest to me, as I had been awaiting the arrival of the mass ejections from the mild flares, but had a loss of internet service in (rural) Yoakum from 3:10 PM yesterday until just before midnight, correlating to the induced geomagnetic disturbances. The outage may have been coincidental, but causes are never divulged.

    An equivalent electrical disruption to the Carrington Event might occur today with flare magnitudes under X-30, if the solar flare were Earth-facing, which most are not.

    Geomagnetic storms have the potential to wreak havoc on Earth. In 1989, a geomagnetic storm blacked out the entire Canadian province of Quebec in 90 seconds, leaving 6 million customers in the dark for nine hours, according to NASA. It also damaged transformers as far away as New Jersey—including one at a nuclear power plant—and nearly took down U.S. power grids from the Eastern Seaboard to the Pacific Northwest.
    Geomagnetic storms can also disrupt radio communications and GPS navigation by warping the atmosphere in ways that modify the paths of radio signals, NOAA noted. For instance, the Halloween Storm of 2003 prevented the Federal Aviation Administration from providing GPS navigational guidance for roughly 30 hours, according to a 2011 study for the U.S. Department of Homeland Security.
    Solar plasma can also heat the planet’s upper atmospheric layers, making them swell and potentially drag down satellites in low Earth orbit, NOAA said. (As recently happened to some of Elon Musk’s Starlink satellites.)

    John Day

    March 10-12 1989 Geomagnetic Storm (a closer look)
    The geomagnetic storm causing this event is believed to be the result of two separate events known as coronal mass ejections (CME) on March 10 and 12, 1989.[2] A few days before, on March 6, a very large X15-class solar flare also occurred. Several days later, at 01:27 UT on March 13, a severe geomagnetic storm struck Earth. The storm began on Earth with extremely intense auroras at the poles. The aurora could be seen as far south as Texas and Florida. (Which now happens with sub-X-Class flares.) …
    ..The storm caused significant interference to the United States power grid.
    Substantial communications blackouts occurred. The burst caused shortwave radio interference, including the disruption of radio signals from Radio Free Europe into Russia. It was initially believed that the signals had been jammed by the Soviet government.[citation needed] As midnight came and went, a mass of charged particles and electrons in the ionosphere flowed from west to east, inducing powerful electrical currents in the ground…
    ..The variations in the Earth’s magnetic field also tripped circuit breakers on Hydro-Québec’s power grid. The utility’s very long transmission lines and the fact that most of Quebec sits on a large rock shield prevented current flowing through the earth, finding a less resistant path along the 735 kV power lines.
    The James Bay network went offline in less than 90 seconds, giving Quebec its second massive power outage in 11 months.

    A 21st Century View of the March 1989 Magnetic Storm
    This paper reexamines the information available about the March 1989 event and uses this to construct a timeline and description of the space weather phenomena and how they caused the power system effects. The evidence shows that the disturbance was caused by two coronal mass ejections (CMEs): the first associated with a X4.5 flare on 10 March and the second linked to a M7.3 flare on 12 March.

    ​ 2003 Halloween solar storms​ [​T​he largest X45 CME was fortunately not directly Earth-facing, but ​a “glancing blow”.​ It would have been another Carrington Event.]
    ​ The Halloween solar storms were a series of solar storms involving solar flares and coronal mass ejections that occurred from mid-October to early November 2003, peaking around October 28–29. This series of storms generated the largest solar flare ever recorded by the GOES system, modeled as strong as X45 (initially estimated at X28 due to saturation of GOES’ detectors).​..
    ..Satellite-based systems and communications were affected, aircraft were advised to avoid high altitudes near the polar regions, and a one-hour-long power outage occurred in Sweden as a result of the solar activity. Aurorae were observed at latitudes as far south as Texas and the Mediterranean countries of Europe. Twelve transformers in South Africa were disabled and had to be replaced, despite the country’s low geomagnetic latitude.​..
    ​..One of the solar storms was compared by some scientists in its intensity to the Carrington Event of 1859.​ [It was not Earth-facing, a great relief, as you may also recall.]
    ​..These events occurred during solar cycle 23, approximately three years after its peak in 2000, which was marked by another occurrence of solar activity known as the Bastille Day event.​ [This was a surprising flurry of solar activity during a period expected to be much calmer.]

    Michael Reid

    @ Celticbiker

    I am moved by reason and humanness.


    I read it on TAE
    Canada is ruled by Nazi and nazi sympathizers


    Look at what speaker Rota’s apology is hiding from the point of view of sputnik.

    Untold Story of How Canada Became a Safe Haven for Ukrainian WWII-era Nazis

    Russian Ambassador to Canada Oleg Stepanov told Sputnik Monday that he would ask for explanations from Canada’s Ministry of Foreign Affairs and the Prime Minister’s Office over the Hunka incident, but said that he has “no illusions” about the possibility of working “with the current Trudeau cabinet, which is the personification of neoliberal fascism.”


    God bless you, Micheal Reid. We’re all basically lost souls looking for truth in a satanic world. Pure Evil is running this shitshow, no denying that. All Hell is breaking loose, we are all walking, slowly, thru landmines. They want us dead, we just want to be left alone. The same decadence and perversion they brought to Germany is here now. How will we respond? Honor or subjugation?


    Justin Trudeau blames Russian propaganda for Canadian Parliament honoring a Nazi.
    “Obviously, it’s extremely upsetting that this happened… this is something that is deeply embarrassing to the Parliament of Canada…
    It’s going to be really important that all of us push back against Russian propaganda, Russian disinformation, and continue our steadfast and unequivocal support for Ukraine.”


    Ukrainian officials are resisting calls from Kiev’s Western backers to hold parliamentary and presidential elections, even as martial law prohibits such processes, the Washington Post reported on Sunday.

    Looks like Zelensky has an exit plan, a way to take his stolen riches and exit the Ukraine fuck up without the Nazis killing him.


    Trudeau go Look at what MSN is saying. (you are a liar.)

    Witold Dzielski, Poland’s ambassador to Canada, demanded an apology in a post on X, formerly known as Twitter, on Sunday. He said Poland is the “best ally” Ukraine has, but that it “will never agree on whitewashing such villains.”

    Meanwhile, the episode plays into the narrative promoted by Russian President Vladimir Putin that he sent his army into Ukraine last year to “demilitarize and denazify” the country, a European democracy whose Jewish president lost family members in the Holocaust.

    Western nations have refuted this, saying Putin’s invasion is an imperialistic-style land grab.


    If nobody knew that the old veteran was a Nazi they hadn’t read his blogs omn which he leaves no doubt:
    Matt Taibi has something to say
    Justin Trudeau’s Nazi Hot Take Flexibility
    Warning of “Russian disinformation” after a clear political own goal, Canada’s Prime Minister solidifies his status as the world’s most nauseating pseudo-intellectual
    SEP 25, 2023

    Michael Reid

    @ Celticbiker

    I will respond by refusing to comply.


    Just in from Canazida© :

    Canadian Deputy Prime Minister Chystia Freeland issues a preemtive protest to the statement by Canada’s Speaker of the House that yesterday’s invitation and standing ovation to the Waffen SS vetern Yaroslav Hunka was actually an embarassing blunder.


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