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Pierre Bonnard Nude in an Interior c1935

 

IDF Resumes Gaza Strip Bombing, Says Hamas Violated Truce (Sp.)
US Lectures Israel Over Gaza War – Leaks (RT)
Israel Had Actual Hamas Attack Plan A Year Before Oct. 7 Assault (Week)
What Arab States Can Do To Punish Israel (Shami)
Ukrainian Authorities Prepare People For Truce With Russia (Sp.)
Stoltenberg Prepares NATO to Accept Russian Demands (Sp.)
US Offers NATO Reality Check To Ukraine (RT)
Germany Warns Against ‘Fatal’ Ukraine Fatigue (RT)
World Laughing At Germany’s Leaders – Putin (RT)
Ukraine Is Not Fighting For Europe – Hungary (RT)
Bank Raised Red Flags About Biden Family’s $5m China Loan (JT)
Texas Sues Pfizer For “Misrepresenting COVID-19 Vaccine Efficacy” (ZH)
Trump Gag Order Reinstated By NY Appeals Court (ZH)
House Panel Chairman Says J6 Videotapes Of Witness Interviews Missing (JTN)
Time To Boycott Elon’s Boycotters (ZH)

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Netanyahu is Deadly Wrong | Col. Larry Wilkerson

 

 

Macgregor: Turkey sends an ultimatum to Netanyahu, 2M soldiers are ready to flatten Israel

 

 

Nap/Macgregor

 

 

 

 

Evil done for its own sake
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Rudy Havenstein:

“People are moving out of cash,”

Mostly into rent, food and healthcare.”

 

 

 

 

“It’s all their fault..”

IDF Resumes Gaza Strip Bombing, Says Hamas Violated Truce (Sp.)

The Israel Defense Forces (IDF) said on Friday that it had resumed fighting against Palestinian movement Hamas in the Gaza Strip, as the latter violated the humanitarian pause by opening fire on the Israeli territory. “Hamas violated the operational pause, and in addition, fired toward Israeli territory. The IDF has resumed combat against the Hamas terrorist organization in the Gaza Strip,” the IDF wrote on Telegram. Israeli fighter jets are currently hitting Hamas targets in the Gaza Strip, the Israel Defense Forces said. “The Wall Street Journal reported late on Thursday, that the two sides had agreed to extend a temporary humanitarian pause for an eighth day.

Last week, Qatar mediated a deal between Israel and Hamas on a four-day truce and the exchange of some of the prisoners and hostages, as well as the delivery of humanitarian aid into the Gaza Strip. On Monday, Qatar announced that an agreement had been reached between Israel and Hamas on a two-day extension of the truce on the same terms as the previous one. Earlier on Thursday, the ceasefire was extended for a seventh day.

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“They have a our full support, but we told them to be nice about it..”

US Lectures Israel Over Gaza War – Leaks (RT)

Israel lacks “credit” to keep the fight against Hamas going for months and needs to change its tactics in the south of Gaza, US Secretary of State Antony Blinken said at a war cabinet meeting on Thursday, according to Israel’s Channel 12. Blinken was in Jerusalem for meetings with Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu and the cabinet overseeing the war on the Palestinian militant group. Some of the quotes from the meeting somehow made their way to Channel 12, Israel’s most popular commercial TV station, which aired them on Thursday evening. “You can’t operate in southern Gaza in the way you did in the north. There are two million Palestinians there,” Blinken said at one point, according to a translation from Hebrew posted by the Times of Israel.

“You need to evacuate fewer people from their homes, be more accurate in the attacks, not hit UN facilities, and ensure that there are enough protected areas,” the US diplomat added. “And if not? Then not to attack where there is a civilian population.” When Defense Minister Yoav Gallant said that the entire Israeli society was united behind the objective of dismantling Hamas, “even if it takes months,” Blinken replied, “I don’t think you have the credit for that.” The leaked quotes also revealed that Israel does not want the Palestinian Authority to ever rule Gaza, because it “supports, educates, and finances terror,” according to Netanyahu. Blinken said the US understands that, but “other states in the region need to know what you are planning,” because “The best way to kill an idea is to bring a better idea.” Washington has backed Israel’s offensive against Gaza after the October 7 raid by Hamas that resulted in the deaths of an estimated 1,200 Israelis.

Since then, however, the US government has faced public backlash over the deaths of some 16,000 Palestinians in the enclave, many of them women and children. According to a statement issued by the State Department, Blinken has “reaffirmed the United States’ support for Israel’s right to protect itself from terrorist violence in compliance with international humanitarian law and urged Israel to take every possible measure to avoid civilian harm.” Blinken also urged “immediate steps to hold settler extremists accountable for violence against Palestinians in the West Bank” and said the US “remains committed to tangible steps to advance a Palestinian state living in peace, freedom, and security alongside Israel,” according to State Department spokesman Matthew Miller.

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Option 1: Israel didn’t take it serious.
Option 2: Israel had a year to prepare its response…

Israel Had Actual Hamas Attack Plan A Year Before Oct. 7 Assault (Week)

Israel possessed what turned out to be remarkably accurate Hamas plans for an attack on southern Israel for more than a year before the Palestinian militants launched their Oct. 7 terrorist incursion, The New York Times reported Thursday. “But Israeli military and intelligence officials dismissed the plan as aspirational, considering it too difficult for Hamas to carry out” and out of step with Israel’s view that Hamas wasn’t interested in war. The roughly 40-page document was “circulated widely among Israeli military and intelligence leaders,” who code-named it “Jericho Wall,” the Times reported. It “outlined, point by point, exactly the kind of devastating invasion that led to the deaths of about 1,200 people.”The Israeli military officials in charge of the Gaza sector initially said they weren’t sure what the document revealed about Hamas’ intentions, the Times reported.

But on July 6, three months before the attack, a veteran Israeli signals intelligence analyst warned that Hamas was conducting training exercises that matched the “Jericho Wall” plan, and that its military capabilities were more advanced than believed. A colonel in the Gaza division brushed off her analysis, writing in an encrypted email that the training exercise was part of a “totally imaginative” scenario and Israel should “wait patiently,” the Times reported. “It is unclear whether Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu or other top political leaders saw the document,” the Times said, but Israeli and U.S. media reported that Egypt warned Netanyahu’s government repeatedly that Hamas was planning something big. “We know that Egypt has warned the Israelis three days prior that an event like this could happen,” Rep. Michael McCaul (R-Texas) told reporters after an Oct. 11 closed-door intelligence briefing.

Israel’s failure to heed the warnings and connect the dots before Oct. 7, which ended up being the deadliest day in Israeli history, is considered the country’s greatest intelligence failure since missing the surprise attack that started the 1973 Arab-Israeli war. Israel has vowed to destroy Hamas so it can never threaten Israel again. That includes an order by Netanyahu “to kill Hamas leaders around the world when the nation’s war in the Gaza Strip winds down,” The Wall Street Journal reported, and Israeli spies are already plotting to assassinate Hamas leaders living in Lebanon, Turkey and Qatar. Israel has a long, checkered history of secret assassinations, but Netanyahu “telegraphed his intentions” in a Nov. 22 nationwide address, the Journal noted.

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A lot more than they have so far..

What Arab States Can Do To Punish Israel (Shami)

Despite widespread sentiment against Israeli aggressions across West Asia and the wider Islamic world, the summit, as many expected, concluded without concrete actions against Israel, underscoring the weakness and unwillingness of 22 Arab leaders to confront Israel and its western allies. It raises a pivotal question: In lieu of a collective decision by the Arab League, what can individual Arab nations do to support Palestine, and why haven’t they done these things already? To unravel the complexities of Arab geopolitics, and for the sake of simplifying the region’s various world views and priorities, Arab states can be categorized into three main political groupings – each influenced by non-Arab actors: the US, Turkiye, and Iran.

The foreign policies of Saudi Arabia, the UAE, Kuwait, Bahrain, Oman, Jordan, Egypt, Morocco, and Djibouti – most governed by hereditary monarchies – align closely with the US and the west. Despite hosting numerous US military bases, these states, paradoxically, could play a substantial role in supporting Palestine without resorting to conflict. Morocco, the UAE, Bahrain, Sudan, Egypt, and Jordan all have economic, political, and security relations with Israel. Yet, unlike distant Latin American countries, none have severed ties, although Bahrain did suspend its economic ties. Instead, the Israeli embassies in Jordan, Morocco, Egypt, and Bahrain were evacuated by the order of Foreign Minister Eli Cohen and the Ministry’s Director-General due to massive protests in support of Palestinians. The most strategically important states in this grouping are Jordan and Egypt, both of which share borders with Israel, and have the longest-established relations with Tel Aviv.

Egypt, a key player since the Camp David Accords were signed in 1979, has the ability to immediately influence events in Gaza. But from presidents Anwar Sadat to present day’s Abdel Fattah el-Sisi, Cairo has instead worked overtime to safeguard Israel’s southern border and actively engages in energy deals to boost their mutual economies. If it chooses to do so, Egypt can block Israeli ships in the Suez Canal, open the Rafah Crossing to Gaza to flood the besieged territory with essential aid, and halt intelligence cooperation – today, and bloodlessly. Jordan, which shares the longest border with the occupation state, lacks substantial means to counter Israeli influence. However, Amman could cut ties with Israel and threaten Tel Aviv that it will loosen its border controls – potentially allowing foreign fighters and weapons to infiltrate into the occupied West Bank – a scenario that Tel Aviv fears greatly.

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“..Russia has never refused talks, but the other side must make it clear that it is ready for them.”

Ukrainian Authorities Prepare People For Truce With Russia (Sp.)

The West and some Ukrainian politicians are beginning to prepare the people for a peaceful settlement of the conflict with Russia, said Ukrainian political scientist Ruslan Bortnik. “Western media and some of our politicians are already hanging this gun on the wall so that we can see it, so that we can get used to the sight of it. Obviously, certain preparations need to be made for possible negotiations,” the expert said. According to him, two factors are influencing the approach to the negotiations – a decrease in the amount of aid from the West and a failed attempt to bring the countries of the South to Kiev’s side.

The analyst added that the unstable state of the West forces Kiev to reconsider its general strategy of fighting Russia and return to the issue of peace. Russia has repeatedly expressed its readiness for negotiations, but the Kiev authorities have imposed a ban on them. The Kremlin also noted that now there are no preconditions for the situation to move in a peaceful direction, and the special operation’s goals remain a priority for Moscow. According to President Vladimir Putin, Russia has never refused talks, but the other side must make it clear that it is ready for them.

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“..make it easier for alliance members to accept that Russia’s demands for Kiev’s neutrality will likely to be accepted in future peace talks..”

Stoltenberg Prepares NATO to Accept Russian Demands (Sp.)

NATO Secretary General Jens Stoltenberg has changed his rhetoric with regard to Ukraine to make it easier for alliance members to accept that Russia’s demands for Kiev’s neutrality will likely to be accepted in future peace talks, Belgian military expert Pierre Henrot told Sputnik. Earlier in the week, Stoltenberg acknowledged that Ukraine had failed to advance its front line in the conflict with Russia over the past year even with NATO’s “significant” support, urging the alliance not to underestimate Russia’s defense capabilities. “It has been made repeatedly clear that the first demand by Russia, if and when negotiations start, would be that Ukraine remain neutral and never enter NATO,” Henrot said.

“Now that it becomes evident that Ukraine is going to lose this conflict, Stoltenberg prepares the allies, especially European public opinion, to the fact that this condition of strict neutrality of Ukraine that has been continuously demanded by Russia since the early 1990s will have to be applied.”The expert to Stoltenberg repeatedly and on multiple occasions saying that Ukraine could potentially join the alliance only after the conflict. At the same time the NATO headquarters understands any negotiation will have to deal first with Russia’s demand of Kiev’s strict neutrality, according to Henrot. The NATO foreign ministers’ meeting took place in Brussels from Tuesday to Wednesday to address the situation in Ukraine and the Palestine-Israel conflict.

As a result of the NATO Summit in Vilnius from July 11-12, NATO leaders agreed on a package of three elements to bring Ukraine closer to the alliance. The first element is the creation of an assistance program for Ukraine that will facilitate its transition to NATO standards, training and doctrine. The second element is the establishment of a NATO-Ukraine Council, and the third is the cancellation of the Membership Action Plan for Ukraine, which will allow Kiev’s accession process to be shortened from two steps to one. However, the bloc has not extended an official invitation to Kiev.

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“Ukraine is well on the path of NATO, as well as to the European Union, with the accession process, uh, beginning..”

US Offers NATO Reality Check To Ukraine (RT)

Ukraine will join the US-led military alliance only after it meets all conditions and secures the consent of every member, US Secretary of State Antony Blinken repeated on Wednesday when asked about a proposal to fast-track the process. Blinken and Ukrainian Foreign Minister Dmitry Kuleba made a short press appearance on the sidelines of a NATO ministerial meeting in Brussels, painting an optimistic picture of Kiev’s current situation. “We reaffirm the commitment made in Vilnius that Ukraine will become a member of NATO when allies agree and conditions are met,” Blinken said. “Ukraine is well on the path of NATO, as well as to the European Union, with the accession process, uh, beginning,” he added.

Kuleba described the meeting with Blinken as “a clear no to fatigue, a clear yes to continued and increased support to Ukraine.” Blinken was quoting the joint communique from the July summit in Lithuania, which said that NATO “will be in a position to extend an invitation to Ukraine to join the alliance when allies agree and conditions are met.” Ukrainian President Vladimir Zelensky had reacted to the communique by calling NATO weak and its behavior “unprecedented and absurd,” drawing the ire of Washington. Earlier this month, former NATO Secretary General Anders Fogh Rasmussen – now an adviser to the government in Kiev – proposed admitting Ukraine within the boundaries of territory it currently controls, thereby making it subject to the bloc’s Article 5 security guarantees.

Zelensky’s chief of staff, Andrey Yermak, rejected Rasmussen’s offer within days, saying there could be no compromise on Ukraine’s “independence, territorial integrity, sovereignty.” Russia has repeatedly made clear that no form of Ukraine’s membership in NATO would be acceptable to Moscow. Zelensky’s top MP and former head negotiator in Istanbul, David Arakhamia, admitted last week that Kiev could have stopped the conflict in April 2022 by agreeing to the Russian demand for neutrality, but said that the West urged Ukraine to keep fighting.

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“The view of Ukraine is currently disappearing from the public – that is fatal..”

Germany Warns Against ‘Fatal’ Ukraine Fatigue (RT)

Dwindling public attention to the Ukraine conflict will be “fatal,” German Foreign Minister Annalena Baerbock has said, in the run-up to a key NATO meeting in Brussels on Wednesday. The first meeting of the NATO-Ukraine Council on the level of foreign ministers took place amid a “stalemate” on the frontline, as described by the top Ukrainian general, Valery Zaluzhny, earlier this month. Dmitry Kuleba, Kiev’s top diplomat, rejected the assessment ahead of the meeting.Western fatigue with Ukraine and its problems topped the agenda during the session, but according to German news program Tagesschau, the ministers offered no concrete solutions. “The view of Ukraine is currently disappearing from the public – that is fatal,” Baerbock warned, as quoted by the German Foreign Ministry on social media.

“We all have to work to further extend the winter protection umbrella for Ukraine,” she added, referring to bolstering Ukraine’s air defenses against Russian attacks. A short communique released by NATO after the meeting said the council has “proven to be a reliable crisis consultation mechanism.” Ukraine and members of the bloc are developing “a roadmap for Ukraine’s transition to full interoperability with NATO” – that is, switching Ukraine from Soviet to Western weapons and military tactics. Western media has reported numerous complaints by Ukrainian troops that the training they receive from NATO states is not applicable to the conflict with Russia.

Kuleba reiterated Kiev’s pitch for unrestricted support of his nation, touting the Ukrainian army as a proxy force prepared to sacrifice their lives fighting against the Russians. “The best way to avoid sending your own soldiers into a war is to help another country fight its own war,” the minister told the press. “This is what makes us very different from others. Our deal is very fair. You give us all we need, we fight.” The premise that Ukraine serves as a shield for Europe was openly criticized by Hungary, which has refused to send arms to Ukraine and has been pushing for a negotiated truce. Foreign Minister Peter Szijjarto called Kiev’s claim “an exaggeration,” and said Budapest rejects any approach to the conflict based on this notion. “This is not our war,” he added.

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“Germany is being bossed by its Western partners because it lacks sovereignty, and its policymakers demonstrate poor leadership skills..”

World Laughing At Germany’s Leaders – Putin (RT)

Germany is being bossed by its Western partners because it lacks sovereignty, and its policymakers demonstrate poor leadership skills, Russian President Vladimir Putin stated at a meeting with young Russian scientists on Wednesday. Putin weighed on the EU’s push to wean itself off Russian energy following the escalation of the Ukraine conflict, arguing that by implementing the measure, Germany was only hurting itself. The president noted that either European countries are turning their backs on cheap energy on their own accord, or the decision-making is being “done by their allies from the United States due to political reasons.” In this sense, the EU’s energy security took a hit when Poland and Ukraine cut off Russian gas supplies through their territory and the Nord Stream pipelines were blown up, he added.

According to Putin, who had maintained close working relations with Berlin for most part of his political career, Kiev “receives money from Europe, from Germany… while the gas they need from Russia has been cut off.” “The Germans swallow all this because… they lack sovereignty. And some government leaders apparently lack sufficient professional skills to make adequate and professional decisions. Everyone knows who that is, they are being laughed at by the whole world.” Shortly after the Ukraine conflict escalated in February 2022, the EU unveiled a plan to wean itself off Russian energy “well before 2030.” In April 2022, Russian energy giant Gazprom announced that it would stop delivering gas via the Yamal-Europe pipeline, which runs through Poland, because the country had refused to pay for the energy using rubles due to sanctions against Moscow.

At the same time, Western restrictions launched as a response to the Ukraine conflict – including those on fossil fuel imports – were among the main culprits which led to last year’s energy crisis. The situation was exacerbated by the September 2022 bombing of the Nord Stream 1 and 2 gas pipelines, which connect Russia and Germany under the Baltic Sea. While several Western media outlets have suggested that the energy pipelines were blown up by Ukrainian-linked saboteurs, Pulitzer Prize-winning investigative journalist Seymour Hersh alleges that the attack was orchestrated by US intelligence agencies. Putin has agreed with Hersh’s conclusions, arguing that a sabotage of this magnitude would have been impossible to pull off without state support.

Lavrov

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“You can’t lead us or mislead us with statements..”

Ukraine Is Not Fighting For Europe – Hungary (RT)

Hungary rejects any approach to the Ukraine conflict that suggests that Kiev is somehow fighting to protect peace and democracy in Europe, Foreign Minister Peter Szijjarto has said, adding that the conflict is only about Ukraine’s own territorial integrity. Speaking at a press conference following a meeting of foreign ministers of the NATO-Ukraine Council, Szijjarto called for an end to deliveries of lethal aid to Ukraine, warning that such assistance has the potential to spark an escalation of the conflict. He noted that while Hungary supports the territorial integrity and sovereignty of Ukraine, the ongoing conflict between Moscow and Kiev is “not Europe’s fight” and is not about peace and democracy in Europe.

“Ukraine is fighting for itself, for its own territorial integrity, its own sovereignty and its own independence, which we value very much, because it is a heroic fight, of course, but I say again, this is not our war, which is why we reject any approach that starts from this,” Szijjarto said. He added that NATO membership for Ukraine should be out of the question given the current circumstances. He noted that Kiev’s accession to the bloc is not even an option given that countries at war cannot be accepted. Such a move would put the alliance itself in danger and could potentially spark a world war, the minister said. The second reason, according to Szijjarto, is the fact that NATO is a “community of values,” which has no place for a state that “constantly suppresses the rights of national minorities.”

Budapest has repeatedly accused Kiev of suppressing the right of the nearly 150,000 ethnic Hungarians living in Ukraine to speak their own language by introducing laws requiring that Ukrainian be spoken in public life, school, the media, as well as in offices. Despite assurances from Kiev that a bill has already been drafted to address the issue, Szijjarto insisted that simple promises are meaningless and that Hungary only believes in fully adopted and implemented legislation. “You can’t lead us or mislead us with statements,” he said. Szijjarto’s statement comes after NATO promised on Wednesday that it will “develop a roadmap toward Ukraine’s full interoperability” with the bloc’s militaries but stopped short of offering any membership prospects for Kiev.

Russia, meanwhile, has repeatedly made it clear that Ukraine’s membership in NATO would be unacceptable to Moscow. President Vladimir Putin has also cited Kiev’s potential accession to the US-led bloc as one of the key reasons for the military operation against Kiev.

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“A money laundering investigator for a bank raised serious concerns in 2017 about a $5 million loan that the Biden family received from the arm of a Chinese energy firm..”

Bank Raised Red Flags About Biden Family’s $5m China Loan (JT)

A money laundering investigator for a bank raised serious concerns in 2017 about a $5 million loan that the Biden family received from the arm of a Chinese energy firm, flagging the transaction as “high risk” and possibly tied to efforts by the communist government to gain influence through Hunter Biden, according to an explosive new memo released by congressional investigators Wednesday. The unnamed investigator specifically raised concerns that the loan had no paperwork, that a Biden family firm distributed large sums of the money to a Hunter Biden law firm and that the recipient firm inside the Biden family did not appear to have any investments in need of a loan, the memo released by House Oversight Committee Chairman James Comer stated.Comer noted Wednesday that the complex $5 million trail of transactions also resulted in a $40,000 check landing in Joe Biden’s account.

The memo shows that the bank investigator identified Hunter Biden as a Politically Exposed Person (PEP), which is a widely used term in financial industry money laundering reviews to classify a person who is either “entrusted with a prominent public function” or a family member of one who is, according to The Federal Financial Institutions Examination Council. “We have been monitoring the subject customer due to the PEP designation and observations on the account activity as well as recent negative news indicate this entity to be high risk,” the money laundering investigator wrote bank officials as he traced the money from Northern International Capitol Holdings (HK) Limited, a firm tied to China CEFC Energy, through the Biden family’s Hudson West III firm and to Hunter Biden’s Owasco PC law firm.

“These payments were indicated as management fees and reimbursements. We find It unusual that approximately 58% of the funds were transferred to the law firm in a few months and the frequency of payments appear erratic,” the investigator’s memo noted. “It was also previously indicated Hudson West III LLC does not currently have any investment projects at this time, which raises further concerns as millions in fees are being paid but does not appear to have any services rendered by Owasco PC.” The memo also noted that the transmission of the $5 million loan from China has “no loan agreement document submitted” and that there was public news reports that Hunter Biden was in the midst of financial difficulties.

“There has been negative news regarding the beneficial owner of Owasco PC, Robert Hunter Biden (son of former U.S. Vice President-Joe Biden) regarding allegations by his ex-wife that there were financial concerns about his extravagant spending on his own Interests (drugs, strip clubs, prostitutes, etc,) which may put his family ln a deep financial hole,” the examiner wrote. “More recent negative news indicate China targeting children of politicians and purchase of political influence through ‘sweetheart deaIs,'” the examiner added.

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“Had Pfizer used the FDA’s preferred metric — absolute risk reduction — it would have instead informed the public that “the vaccine was merely 0.85% effective..”

Texas Sues Pfizer For “Misrepresenting COVID-19 Vaccine Efficacy” (ZH)

The Texas attorney general is suing pharmaceutical giant Pfizer for misrepresenting the effectiveness of the company’s Covid-19 “vaccine” and for conspiring to censor those who questioned its claims. The suit, filed Thursday, alleges that Pfizer violated the Texas Deceptive Trade Practices Act by engaging in false, deceptive and misleading acts as it promoted the drug.“The facts are clear. Pfizer did not tell the truth about their COVID-19 vaccines,” said Attorney General Kenneth Paxton in a statement revealing the suit. “We are pursuing justice for the people of Texas, many of whom were coerced by tyrannical vaccine mandates to take a defective product sold by lies.” The suit comes about eight months after Paxton announced an investigation of Pfizer, Moderna and Johnson & Johnson for potential misrepresentations about Covid-19 vaccine efficacy and “potential manipulation of vaccine trial data.”

He has accused the company of “unlawfully misrepresenting the effectiveness of the company’s COVID-19 vaccine and attempting to censor public discussion of the product,” according to a press release. “Pfizer engaged in false, deceptive, and misleading acts and practices by making unsupported claims regarding the company’s COVID-19 vaccine in violation of the Texas Deceptive Trade Practices Act,” the release continues Much of Paxton’s 54-page-complaint focuses on Pfizer’s December 20, 2020 claim that its vaccine was “95% effective.” However, according to the complaint, “more Americans died in 2021, with Pfizer’s vaccine available, than in 2020, the first year of the pandemic.” He also cites government reports concluding that in some places, deaths among vaccinated people outpaced those among the unvaccinated, even on a percentage basis.

Pfizer’s claim of 95% efficacy rested on deceptive framing of clinical trial observations, says the complaint: That number was only ever legitimate in a solitary, highly- technical, and artificial way—it represented a calculation of the so-called “relative risk reduction” for vaccinated individuals in Pfizer’s then-unfinished pivotal clinical trial. But FDA publications indicate “relative risk reduction” is a misleading statistic that “unduly influence[s]” consumer choice. Indeed, per FDA: “when information is presented in a relative risk format, the risk reduction seems large and treatments are viewed more favorably than when the same information is presented” using more accurate metrics. The critical 95% claim came at a point when Pfizer only had an average of two months data on participants, says Paxton.

Specifically, the Texas AG says that of the 17,000 who received a placebo, only 162 contracted the illness, which makes for a poor baseline from which to judge the efficacy of the so-called vaccine. Had Pfizer used the FDA’s preferred metric — absolute risk reduction — it would have instead informed the public that “the vaccine was merely 0.85% effective,” writes Paxton. “Moreover, according to Pfizer’s own data, preventing one COVID-19 case required vaccinating 119.”

NZL 30% death rate

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How to spell banana republic.

Trump Gag Order Reinstated By NY Appeals Court (ZH)

Color us less than surprised; but a New York appeals court reinstated Thursday the gag order imposed on former President Donald Trump by the judge overseeing his civil fraud trial. The gag order was initially imposed by Judge Engeron on Oct. 3 (after President Trump accused the judge’s top clerk of political bias in a post on social media). An appeals court judge temporarily paused the gag order on Nov. 16 while the former president appealed the order. But now, in an order issued on Nov. 30, a four-judge panel of the Supreme Court of the State of New York, Appellate Division, overturned the temporary suspension of the gag order:

“Now, upon reading and filing the papers with respect to the motion, and due deliberation having been had thereon…it is ordered that the motion is denied; the interim relief granted by order of a Justice of this Court, dated November 16, 2023, is hereby vacated,” the appeals court’s order states. Trump’s legal team filed a mistrial motion earlier this month purporting that Engoron and his clerk have “tainted” the trial with their bias against Trump. Engoron denied the motion, calling it “utterly without merit.” President Trump has not publicly commented on the latest development. Trump also faces a gag order in his federal 2020 election subversion case. That order is currently on pause as a panel of federal judges weighs its merit.

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“All of the videotapes of all depositions are gone..”

“House Republicans have no records of who the witnesses were, what they said, or why it is being used by the federal prosecutor in their case against Trump..”

House Panel Chairman Says J6 Videotapes Of Witness Interviews Missing (JTN)

Videotapes of witness interviews that the Democrat-led Jan. 6 congressional committee conducted have vanished, raising concerns for the chairman of the successor House panel that is now examining security failures related to the Capitol riot as well as possible implications for upcoming criminal trials. “All of the videotapes of all depositions are gone,” Rep. Barry Loudermilk, R-Ga., chairman of the House Administration oversight subcommittee, told the “Just the News, No Noise” television show Thursday night. Loudermilk said he believes under the House rules the videotapes qualified as congressional evidence because some clips were aired at hearings, and all the tapes should have been preserved by the now-defunct J6 committee and its chairman, Rep. Bennie Thompson, D-Miss.

“We found out about this early in the investigation when I received a call from someone who was looking for some information off one of the videotapes, and we started searching, and we had none,” Loudermilk explained. “I wrote a letter to Bennie Thompson asking for them. And he confirmed that they did not preserve those types. He didn’t feel that they had to. “But according to House rules, you have to preserve any data and information and documents that are used in an official proceeding, which they did, They (J6 Democrats) actually aired portions of these tapes on their televised hearings, which means they had to keep those. But yet he chose not to, I believe they exist somewhere. We’ve just got to find where all these videos are.” The revelation also could have implications for criminal trials being conducted in state court in Georgia and federal court in Washington where former President Donald Trump and allies are charged with crimes related to the Jan. 6, 2021 events.

Trump’s legal team recently was turned down by a judge when he requested certain evidence from the Jan. 6 committee.Loudermilk also revealed another tantalizing twist in the J6 committee evidence: the Democrat-led House committee sent certain evidence such as transcripts to the Biden White House and Homeland Security Department and now the transcripts have been returned to Loudermilk’s GOP-led subcommittee nearly fully redacted so their contents can’t be read. House Republicans have no records of who the witnesses were, what they said, or why it is being used by the federal prosecutor in their case against Trump, Loudermilk said. The documents “belong to the House. They should have never been sent. And second of all, do not send them back to me this heavily redacted. Those are our documents,” the chairman said. “But my question is, why was it okay for a Democrat-run House of Representatives to have unredacted documents but not when there’s a Republican committee that’s looking into this. What is it that the committee and or the White House is trying to hide?”

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Zero Hadge knows what this is like. So does the Automatic Earth: “..precisely what ad demonetization is: a not so subtle way of pushing content and editorial direction in exchange for a monthly stipend..”

Time To Boycott Elon’s Boycotters (ZH)

It was about four years ago that ZeroHedge went through ad monetization hell, having lost most of our advertisers because they did not approve of the content on this website and as a result they – together with such members of the Censorship Industrial Complex such as Newsguard, Sleeping Giants and CheckMyAds and various three letter US government agencies – did everything in their power to kill the site by starving it of ad revenue (it’s what prompted us to launch a premium, subscription-supported version without which we would not have survived, and therefore we wish to personally thank all of our premium subscribers). Fast forward to today, when Elon Musk is going through the same hell, as a growing group of companies are trying to do to X/Twitter what they tried to do to us by targeting the social media network and trying to starve it of ad revenue (their stated trigger of responding to the Media Matters fake news “report” was just a red herring: if it hadn’t been for Media Matters, they would have found some other point of “virtue” to rally around, and pull their ads).

Of course, there is one key difference: Elon is the world’s richest man, and if Twitter does not generate even one additional dollar of revenue, Elon will still be a multi-billionaire, and X can continue to operate for a long, long time if not in perpetuity (if costs are trimmed enough). It’s also why Elon yesterday had some choice words for those advertisers who had halted advertising, telling them “go fuck yourself” (with a shout out to Disney chief Bob Iger) if they think they can blackmail Musk… which is precisely what ad demonetization is: a not so subtle way of pushing content and editorial direction in exchange for a monthly stipend. Here, a brief tangent: for the most part, advertising spending is rarely about actual “advertising” and instead it is about endorsing, encouraging and funding certain ideologies and party lines which corporations agree with, encourage and seek to make default. It is about influencing the content decisions and editorial slant by implicitly threatening that the ad money can disappear at a moment’s notice if something is published the company disagrees with.

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    Pierre Bonnard Nude in an Interior c1935   • IDF Resumes Gaza Strip Bombing, Says Hamas Violated Truce (Sp.) • US Lectures Israel Over Gaza War –
    [See the full post at: Debt Rattle December 1 2023]

    #147673
    Red
    Participant

    @jb-hb #147623
    Spot on commentary. You can lead a horse to water but you can’t make any money at it!

    “You purposely put out product you knew people didn’t want, but which you thought they OUGHT to want, sir. Or you thought the unwanted product could force them to want the unwanted product or something. But you don’t have any way to force them to agree with you.”

    #147674
    tboc
    Participant

    “You will own nothing” almost everyone i speak to who has heard that phrase considers themself happy. Divide the value of your debt by the value of your free and clear assets (true net worth). Are you happy?

    “Useless eaters”, a happy term spread by the Wicked Messenger, might easily be one of the most misunderstood phrases since it came upon the stage. Almost everyone i know thinks the laborers and the poor are the “useless eaters”. In a deindustrialized world just exactly what is it the lower through lower upper level managers manage? A world driven by financializtion and digital wealth extraction has no need for main street managers. Most of those “will not work” people are unemployed managers. They have never actually worked and they have no commercial potential. There is a point, at which time all of the collateral that has been the basis for the debt of the middle class will be captured. Superfluous is a nice way to say “useless eater”.

    At the top of this page are three links to videos. The sages bringing us their deep wisdom and insight are company men. My interpretation of their message is; if this doesn’t stop it’s going to fuck up my gig. The two of them are high level assistants to murderers of the innocent. Killing children on the sly is much more profitable than killing children and having it broadcast live around the world. Ask any corporate shill about “proprietary information”. The two of them are knowledgeable men in the ways and means of terror, murder, humiliation, extortion, subjugation and wealth extraction. Do you have any doubts concerning the popularity of their videos? When you watch one of their videos you looking into the face of William Calley.

    Are you sure you want to save the village?

    #147675
    oxymoron
    Participant

    From las night – yes VP I’m aware of Juice Media and their angles but this one was over the target so why not?

    Mr House, thanks for the link to Fabio’s piece – reposting here in case anyone missed it – brilliant.
    Welcome to ‘Low Energy Capitalism’; or, Proletarians of the World, Wear Facemasks!

    Welcome to ‘Low Energy Capitalism’; or, Proletarians of the World, Wear Facemasks!

    Birds and marsupials eating my food forest and giving me the shits. Hate Nature sometimes! Fuck. Netting and fencing next week! Cherries are secure as are the persimmons and nothing eats citrus thank God. The honeyeaters are leaving some of the blackberries, raspberries and Loquats to me. Also what is so yummy about plum tree foliage? I swear it is Crack cocaine to black wallabies. If the gov and rules based order shifts in darker times I am gunna eat my problems. Wallaby and red wine reduction with pepper berry and thyme crust.
    No possums on this old gold mine site yet.
    Busy. Busy.

    #147676
    Dr. D
    Participant

    “China Leads ‘New Axis’ In Harvesting DNA From Pregnant Women, Fetuses: British MP

    Are you kidding, we’ve been doing this since 1971, that was the whole point? You don’t think cloning was on TV at that time whole movies like “Boys from Brazil” because we didn’t know nuffin?

    That’s why they’re nutso on it now, and how – somehow – they’ve gotten all American women to support murder and organ harvesting. …But only if it’s in service to billionaire corporations and MiccMac. That’s where they draw the line.

    “Gun Control Advocates Flood Comments Section in Support of Proposed ATF Rule to Restrict Gun Sales

    We only follow laws that are never passed. There would be no “Comments section” of a LAW, passed by CONGRESS. Yup, that’s life: Hammer Time! For every law that ISN’T passed, No Time for breaking every law that IS passed. Like Bribery.

    Virus Watch: “We cannot allow the CCP to block the CDC from accessing the information it needs to protect Americans,” the Republicans wrote.”

    That’s funny: I don’t realize all of China was the 51st state you had jurisdiction over. And all the Parties IN that State. And al the PEOPLE of all the Parties, of all the States that aren’t us.

    Let me put it this way: Suppose – I – have information regarding a virus and I don’t wanna tell you. MAKE ME. That’s called “Plead the 5th”. Now would you like to try again more nicely? A: they don’t know how. All things on earth are either compulsory or illegal. All actions must be at my express command and no action may exist outside it. For I Am God.

    “Texas Sues Pfizer for “Misrepresenting COVID-19 Vaccine Efficacy” and “Conspiring to Censor Public Discourse”

    That seems like a lock. No matter what happens, Texas can sure fill that budget hole with Pfizer’s being a dick. They ask why us normal people don’t do the same: well it takes 4 years and several million dollars. Probably get a good return on investment to sue everyone, but it’s not like you can get a business loan for it.

    Trump Quote: The only jury that matters is us.

    Carlson really is headed for VP here it seems. Backup plan 14B.

    3rd Winter of Death: And still scared and under attack, misspelling key trigger words.

    Aspnaz on “batches” excellent point as I had Covid (I think) and still don’t see the vaxxed dropping dead in numbers as advertised. Yet that’s in the stats. So they “Batched” to Arizona and Texas but not Tel Aviv? I can’t prove otherwise, but they certainly whack’d England.

    “• IDF Resumes Gaza Strip Bombing, Says Hamas Violated Truce (Sp.)

    Bombing civilians with zero regard is NOT a violation. That’s just Wednesday in Israel.

    “But Israeli military and intelligence officials dismissed the plan as aspirational, considering it too difficult for Hamas to carry out”

    It is. ...Unless the Prime Minister personally calls a national military stand down for them. “Not a grain of rice can cross the border” one IDF soldier said. …Yet somehow ALL people crossed and nobody knewd? Just that one hour? Like Epstein every camera broke at the same time, every guard was sleeping, and every check was missed…just that one hour? Not in one cell block but over the whole country?

    Uh-huh.

    So is conspiring with Hamas to help kill several hundred of your own people treason?

    “what can individual Arab nations do to support Palestine, and why haven’t they done these things already?”

    An excellent question. We’re past the surprised and patient period. The Arab PLAN is to do nothing? Explain because I don’t understand it. THEY can be patient and wait for Israel to hang themselves, but all of their PEOPLE will unseat them for it.

    “We reaffirm the commitment made in Vilnius that Ukraine will become a member of NATO”

    Blinken demand Russia take all of Ukraine permanently. Thanks! It’s nice to be able to do that with no blame.

    “Dwindling public attention to the Ukraine conflict will be “fatal,” German Foreign Minister Annalena Baerbock has said,”

    Oh well then, too late. I’ll take your word for it then. Since we lost according to you, next issue?

    “Ukraine and members of the bloc are developing “a roadmap for Ukraine’s transition to full interoperability with NATO” – that is, switching Ukraine from Soviet to Western weapons and military tactics.”

    Great, great. Cool. With what men? Training who?

    “Western media has reported numerous complaints by Ukrainian troops that the training they receive from NATO states is not applicable to the conflict with Russia.”

    Yes all their gender identity and racial sensitivity training. That’s about 80% of all time spent in the military I hear. That and browsing catalogs of what gender you want to be, free of charge.

    “Our deal is very fair. You give us all we need, we fight.”

    Boy are they f’n stupid. So we send one rifle at a time, with a promise of another, and get you killed because of the trickle-in problem. Then killed because of arms integration problem. Then killed because of training problem. Then killed because of tactics problem. Like no air support. And you say “thanks”??? No wonder Russians mock Ukrainians as retards. Stupid is as stupid does.

    If you think I’m being hard on them, we’re still “Protesting” here that hasn’t worked in 50 years. We’re still “a-gonna get ’em in that next election” and have revolutionary change. This time is different! While we sell out for 50c and all stab each other in the back. Stupid is as stupid does.

    “Germany is being bossed by its Western partners because it lacks sovereignty,”

    But only for 80 years. Actually it’s more complicated. They’ve been hijacked by the Green Party, who is AntiGreen being hijacked by the WEF and Derp State. Arcana in their system means a micro-minority party can rule in the right positions.

    Since the Greens are clearly AntiEnvironmental in every way, and totally Pro War, I want to know who’s running them, since that’s just not plausible, and “they” only need to buy out a few weak players to make it happen.

    Putin is being too nice still in not saying Germany is buying all the gas from Russia anyway. And lying about it. They’re just paying more.

    “Lavrov says U.S. destroying Europe on purpose to get rid of competition”

    Great, great. So…who’s destroying the United States then? ‘Cause it sure looks like the same people to me. We’re taking all this time and trouble of getting rid of our competition so we can fail faster than Europe? Pancake, Bunny. Your argument is invalid. Let’s talk about what’s really going on, ‘cause this ain’t it. See Luongo.

    ““A money laundering investigator for a bank raised serious concerns in 2017 about a $5 million loan that the Biden family received from the arm of a Chinese energy firm..”

    2017. And nobody cared then, and nobody cares now. The IRS, FBI, DoJ, all spend fortunes on defending it and avoiding enforcing the law. Even to the extent of shutting down the nation’s oldest newspaper, founded by Alexander Hamilton himself. So. Proud.

    So who’s going to act on this? Not Congress clearly. Not the DoJ. Not the States. Wake me when any of you are serious and become adults.

    “One vaccination site, had 253 reported deaths from just 837 Covid vaccinations”

    Speaking of “And nobody cares”. At this point I’d assume 100% of all people died, you’re watching them get drug out by their heels, and there’s a line out the door and Black Friday fights breaking out to get jabs…for their infants. Change my mind.

    “All of the videotapes of all depositions are gone..”

    Oopsie!!! We just lose ALL evidence, EVERY time. It wuz ur accident!

    Okay, wow, so sorry about that: You’re all Fired. And investigated for which there is jail time and losing your pensions. All people whose cases depend on this are freed. Bye. Next? Nope. No one, not Congress, DoJ, their own departments, any State AGs, no one will lift a finger. Too soon? Is 100% of all evidence not enough evidence lost yet?

    I’d guess not: 100% failed competency rates weren’t enough to change Maryland schools, so why should this be?

    “why was it okay for a Democrat-run House of Representatives to have unredacted documents but not when there’s a Republican committee that’s looking into this.”

    And why do you mope around and take it up the crapper getting mud-f’d in your eye instead of doing something about it? Are you waiting for Congress? Someone with subpoena power? Maybe you’re waiting for the group that can defund them? Or maybe the people who can impeach. Boy! If we ever find those guys, you sure will be in trouble mister!

    Puh-lease. Spare me. If you’re not in charge, tell us and we can all stop pretending. And stop paying you…for doing absolutely nothing.

    s pointed out with Twitter this week, you have to cut off the Money. Don’t cut off the money and nothing happens. As the quote goes, “I care not” and “I will re-write it into existence with the flip of a pen”. But as Austin Fitts says, No one will push the Red Button. But Muh Pension! Dude: YOUR PENSION IS ALREADY GONE. We’re trying now to save your LIFE. Get a grip.

    I’m curious about those #Wilde boots.

    #147677
    aspnaz
    Participant

    Wow, I knew our “leaders” are stupid, but this is “can’t make it up” stuff …

    In fact, the dismissed Paraguayan official was not the first to fall for the ‘United States of Kailasa.’ In January, Newark, New Jersey signed a sister-city agreement with the fictitious entity. When the local government found out in March that they had been duped, they rescinded the accord.

    https://www.rt.com/news/588321-paraguayan-official-dismissed-fake-country-accord/

    #147678
    Oroboros
    Participant

    Ireland Declares Asking An Immigrant To Stop Stabbing You A Hate Crime.

    Via The Babylon Bee

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    DUBLIN — “Ireland’s Prime Minister Leo Varadkar announced that under the nation’s new hate speech laws, asking an immigrant to stop stabbing you will now be considered a hate crime….

    Prime Minister Varadkar also announced that for next Saint Patrick’s Day the government will hand out stickers to citizens reading, “Kill me, I’m Irish.”

    #147679
    Oroboros
    Participant

    Ah, the bright electric future….

    I came across a very instructive video about your future inevitable EV car when it gets into an accident.

    There seems to be a few issues in electric car batteries after ‘fender benders’ to consider before you by into the dream…..

    It’s about a minute.

    I’ve got a little minute
    Sixty seconds in it
    Forced upon me can’t refuse it
    Didn’t seek it, didn’t choose it…..
    Just a tiny little minute
    but eternity is in it.

    #147680
    Oroboros
    Participant

    Wow, it looks and sounds like a war zone

    #147681
    Oroboros
    Participant

    BREAKING: Senator Dick Durbin just BLOCKED Senator Marsha Blackburn’s request to subpoena Jeffrey Epstein’s flight logs!

    Well, Dick the Durbin probably is afraid of those videos of him screwing five year olds, that’s why he blocked Epstein’s pedo logs, most likely half of Congress is on those logs.

    From the artist Jacob Epstein: St. Michael subduing the devil (1959)

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    #147682
    Oroboros
    Participant

    Someone sure is sneaky

    Nothing to see here, keep moving

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    #147683
    tboc
    Participant

    D from your post: “For I Am God”. As western minds turned to Eastern religion and mysticism western finance and management turned to TQM. The girl and boy genius could not fathom either. The concept of a drop in the ocean of consciousness, that the individual is a facet of the divine, was just a little too deep for western intelligentsia. This same strata of western intelligence could no more grasp TQM than they could grasp Eastern mysticism. The idea that the entire organization had to improve every moment as an organism is out of their ken. How does one improve perfection? Maharishi Mahesh Yogi says I am God, so there you have it, improvement is for you. There really is delicious irony in watching would be monotheists worshiping at the feet of the pantheon of intelligentsia.

    “The highest good is like water, it flows in places men reject” – Lao Tzu. There are some who consider that the Colorado River did not cut through the terrain but stayed in place as faulting and folding progressed. Try to explain to anyone you know “nothing is done and yet nothing is left undone”. I bet you the God you are speaking to does not have the power to process that thought. “Destroyer of worlds” is the work of lesser gods.

    #147684
    John Day
    Participant

    Russia’s Supreme Court Designates The “International LGBT Movement” As An Extremist Organization – Here’s What’s Next For The LGBT Movement In Russia

    BREAKING: Russia’s Supreme Court Designates The “International LGBT Movement” As An Extremist Organization – Here’s What’s Next For The LGBT Movement In Russia

    #147685
    Oroboros
    Participant

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    #147686
    Oroboros
    Participant

    I’m no financial genius or nothing but….

    Is that what an iceberg looks like..

    Or a signal from a higher plane of consciousness

    Unrealized loses, sounds very spiritual

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    #147687
    zerosum
    Participant

    Paths to peace in Israel

    https://new.thecradle.co/articles/what-arab-states-can-do-to-punish-israel
    What Arab states can do to punish Israel
    A unified OPEC stance to defy the US and reduce oil production levels gained Arab leaders global clout.
    So too would a unified stand against Israel’s Gaza carnage.
    Karim Shami
    NOV 30, 2023
    Arab states can be categorized into three main political groupings – each influenced by non-Arab actors: the US, Turkiye, and Iran.

    (INTERFERE: influence, mess, snoop, intervene, poke, meddle, intrude, butting in, barging in, meddling)
    1. to prohibit the use of regional US military bases
    2. to prohibit/impede to supply arms to Israel,
    3. suspend all Arab relations with Israel,
    4. and impose an oil embargo against the occupying entity.
    5. or blocking airspace to Israeli and US aircraft.

    Egypt can block Israeli ships in the Suez Canal, open the Rafah Crossing to Gaza to flood the besieged territory with essential aid, and halt intelligence cooperation – today, and bloodlessly.

    Jordan, which shares the longest border with the occupation state, lacks substantial means to counter Israeli influence. However, Amman could cut ties with Israel and threaten Tel Aviv that it will loosen its border controls – potentially allowing foreign fighters and weapons to infiltrate into the occupied West Bank – a scenario that Tel Aviv fears greatly.

    Qatar, the world’s largest exporter of liquefied natural gas (LNG), could significantly impact global gas markets, causing energy-dependent Europe to rethink some of its dated policies against Palestine.

    The crucial solution is for Arab nations to overcome internal divisions and forge a unified front to collectively exert influence to halt the Gaza war. Just as key Arab OPEC states developed oversized clout when they defied Washington to cut oil production, they are likely to find that a hard, collective stand against Israel will only confirm their strength on the world stage.

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    Paths to peace in Ukraine

    https://sputnikglobe.com/20231129/stoltenberg-preparing-nato-to-accept-russian-demands-for-ukraines-neutrality—expert-1115285850.html
    “Now that it becomes evident that Ukraine is going to lose this conflict, Stoltenberg prepares the allies, especially European public opinion, to the fact that this condition of strict neutrality of Ukraine that has been continuously demanded by Russia since the early 1990s will have to be applied.

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    https://www.zerohedge.com/medical/texas-sues-pfizer-misrepresenting-covid-19-vaccine-efficacy-and-conspiring-censor-public

    Texas Sues Pfizer For “Misrepresenting COVID-19 Vaccine Efficacy” And “Conspiring To Censor Public Discourse”
    BY TYLER DURDEN
    THURSDAY, NOV 30, 2023 – 02:20 PM

    https://www.texasattorneygeneral.gov/news/releases/attorney-general-ken-paxton-sues-pfizer-misrepresenting-covid-19-vaccine-efficacy-and-conspiring
    November 30, 2023 | Press Release
    Attor­ney Gen­er­al Ken Pax­ton Sues Pfiz­er for Mis­rep­re­sent­ing COVID-19 Vac­cine Effi­ca­cy and Con­spir­ing to Cen­sor Pub­lic Discourse
    The pharmaceutical company’s widespread representation that its vaccine possessed 95% efficacy against infection was highly misleading.
    When the failure of its product became apparent, Pfizer then pivoted to silencing truth-tellers.
    https://www.texasattorneygeneral.gov/sites/default/files/images/press/Pfizer%20Vaccine%20Petition%20Filed.pdf

    a vaccine recipient’s absolute risk reduction—the federal Food & Drug
    Administration’s (FDA) preferred efficacy metric—showed that the vaccine was merely 0.85% effective.

    First, duration of protection:
    created the false impression that its vaccine had durable and sustained protection,

    • Second, transmission:
    Pfizer instead engaged in a fear-mongering campaign, exploiting intense
    public fears over the year-long pandemic by insinuating that vaccination was necessary
    for Americans to protect their loved ones from contracting COVID-19.

    Third, variant protection:
    The vaccine performed remarkably poorly against the Delta variant, and Pfizer’s own
    data confirmed this fact. Nonetheless, Pfizer told the public that its vaccine was “very,
    very, very effective against Delta.

    Granular data collected by governments worldwide revealed that upon Delta’s introduction, the number of deaths among the fully vaccinated spiked for months. Indeed, certain jurisdictions reported negative vaccine efficacy in late 2021 and early 2022—meaning a greater percentage of vaccinated persons contracted, and even died from, COVID-19 than unvaccinated.
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    #147688
    jb-hb
    Participant

    About Elon Musk’s “Go Fuck Yourself!”

    Uh, yeah. First of all, Disney, you aren’t the New Catholic Church in the New Dark Ages, sent to tell us all the One True Thing to believe, which you will be the sole arbiter of, via your media content.

    You’re a dancing monkey I throw money at to entertain me. A dancing monkey wearing a pope hat to an organ grinder backdrop WAS funny for awhile, but 10 years down the line it does get old. DANCE, monkey.

    EVEN MORESO, it is not Disney’s job to order other companies to autocratically tell me what I can and cannot say FOR Disney.

    I’m not going to give you money to blackmail twitter to police me on wrongthink according to your stupid whacko ideas that generally amount to that you hate me.

    Other things in the catagory of Stuff I Won’t Pay You For:

    Entire Board Of Major UK Charity Sacked For Being White

    After offing the entire board based on their skin colour, remaining staff have been mandated to to undergo training in ‘racial justice’ and ‘white supremacy culture’, according to the report.

    White staff were reportedly separated from black, Asian and other minority ethnic staff and given separate training on “the different characteristics of racism born of Britain’s colonial history, as well as the white supremacy culture that prevails”.

    The charity, founded in 1955, conducted an internal “anti-racist review” overseen by interim director Raji Hunjan (pictured above) and issued a press release describing the move as “a journey towards a better understanding of the history of racism”.

    A statement by the Tudor Trust noted “We recognise that we live in a society that is shaped by white privilege and racism. We also acknowledge that being a family Trust has given rise to a trustee board that is almost entirely white and privileged. While the profile of the staff of the trust is more diverse, we recognise that, throughout the organisation, most of us do not have experience of what it means to be discriminated against because of our colour.”

    holy fuck, a charity in England was made up of English people – get that trash out of here!!! Everyone know show profane and disgusting THAT is. Ew. Ugh. Gonna vom.

    PS you are living in a mccarthyist fantasy/past. nothing is happening.

    #147689
    Noirette
    Participant

    WES posted:

    I haven’t commented much on the Gaza war because everything happening there is obvious and there is nothing new happening. Same 100 year old plus stuff happening inside.

    But outside something has changed.

    So, US navy carrier assets in the Mediterranean are positioned well out of the reach of Iran’s proxies in Gaza, Lebanon, and Syria.

    But, US navy carrier assets are well within range of Iran!

    What does that tell you? So who is winning/losing?

    Some comments, additions..

    In the past 2 years:

    The war in Yemen ended, more or less. MBS called it off (?) Sure, see footnotes, not a happy jamboree.

    KSA has effected *rapprochements* with Iran, Quatar, and Syria. Turkey and Syria have also been in touch.. (Idk the details. Bashar Al-A. is now welcome all over the ME.)

    In the ME, efforts to re-stabilise the Region, via aliances, accords, agreements, to render it resistant to *divide and conquer* moves by the USA (effected via corruption, funding of XYZ, military moves, social manipulation..) is taking place.

    This shifting geo-pol landscape spurred Hamas attack on Israel. Planned for a long time, one of its aims was to provoke the support for Palestine we see now.

    The US loosing power all over the world is the primary cause. See Afghanistan, Biden a senile stumbler, and more, all this makes Israel fragile, their Super Protector is kinda leery of going all out as that might inflame the whole ME and waken Iran.

    Ok that was a potted analysis…

    #147690
    tboc
    Participant

    to paraphrase Mr. Ron White
    if you come down here and hate me I’ll hate you back

    will leave you to your peace for the day

    #147691
    Susan C
    Participant

    Every so often I’m on the point of being fooled by some piece with a dubious quote. Maybe it’s just me and everybody else recognizes these things as jokes long discounted by those in the know. If so, I apologize for noticing and mentioning that the above quote attributed to Henry Kissinger is false.

    Here is the body of the speech he made that day in a transcript from The Atlantic Council: https://www.atlanticcouncil.org/commentary/transcript/transcript-kissinger-s-remarks-at-2009-makins-lecture/
    There are any number of legitimate reasons to despise the man for what he actually did say and do.

    TAE is so valuable because we can trust the information found here. Thanks for all you do and to your knowledgeable commenters.

    #147692
    jb-hb
    Participant

    I did search for the source on that Kissinger meme yesterday, and the extraordinary thing was the search results – the entire internet, the entire universe appears to be screeching, screeching, screeching in a single voice “DEBUNKED!!! NOOO! HE NEVER SAID THAT!!!!”

    And he HAS been a proponent of depopulation.

    So I take the meme to be like a political cartoon, a caricature summing up his attitude. Like when the Babylon Bee does a humorous satirical story that nevertheless is bitingly true at its core – the best jokes are – and CNN and the New York Times exclaim that it is fake news and debunked.

    #147693
    Oroboros
    Participant

    This isn’t a misquote

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    #147694
    Oroboros
    Participant

    The Professional Managerial Class (PMC) are Insects

    We could easily grind them all up in an industrial wood chipper and add them to the protein component of the human diet.

    They would probably be more nutritious and better for health than Soylent Green

    #147695

    Igor points out the next bugaboo of the …oh, I don’t even know what to call them anymore.
    If laughter is the best medicine, I guess it will have to be banned.
    Clown world. Scary, Gacy clowns.

    #147696
    Oroboros
    Participant

    Elon’s meme is spreading

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    #147697
    Noirette
    Participant

    20 years ago…: Ali Abunima. 28 Oct. 2003. Electronic Intifada.

    Because of the Oslo process, the basis for a viable and minimally fair two-state solution has been completely destroyed. The Israeli “peace camp” and the Palestinian leadership ought to have learned from the calamities they helped bring about and changed their ways. The so-called “Geneva Accord,” an informal agreement prepared by Israelis, led by former Labor Justice Minister Yossi Beilin and other Oslo-era luminaries, and Palestinians close to Yasser Arafat, demonstrates a determination to repeat the tragic errors of the past. (…)

    Oslo allowed Israel to double the number of colonists on occupied Palestinian land, while the PLO transformed itself into a Palestinian Authority whose mandate was to protect Israel from the victims of the ongoing colonization.

    (….)

    https://electronicintifada.net/content/disastrous-dead-end-geneva-accord/4847

    #147698
    zerosum
    Participant

    This piece was written in November 2019 by Lara Marks and Jakrin Bamrungthai with generous input from Martha Clokie, Antonia Sagona and James Soothill.

    https://www.whatisbiotechnology.org/index.php/science/summary/phage-therapy/phage-therapy-uses-viruses-that-attack-bacteria-to-treat
    Phage therapy
    Definition
    Phage therapy involves the use of viruses that attack bacteria to treat pathogenic bacterial infections.
    The advantage of such viruses, known as bacteriophages or phages, is that they selectively target and destroy certain bacteria without harming the host organism or other beneficial bacteria, such as gut flora, thereby minimizing the possibility of complications. Most therapies use lytic phages, which take over the machinery of the bacterial cell and then destroy the cell.

    The diagram shows how a phage infects a bacterial cell. Once a phage infects a bacterium, it takes over its cellular machinery to shut down its defence mechanism and synthesise new phage particles. The number of phage particles synthesised eventually reaches a point where they rupture the bacterial cell which allows them to be released into the environment to infect a new host.

    Importance
    Phage therapy is now seen as a major alternative treatment to the use of antibiotics.
    Spurred on by the rising incidence of antimicrobial resistance (AMR) in recent years, phage therapy is now considered an important means to treat various bacterial infections not amenable to antibiotics. With AMR predicted to cause up to 10 million deaths by 2050, far exceeding any other infections or even cancer (O’Neill), phage therapy is one of several approaches scientists are intensively exploring to treat bacterial infections. Indeed, as Table 1 shows phage therapy offers some advantages over the use of antibiotics.
    Read more ……

    #147699
    Oroboros
    Participant

    Lavrov Destroys Zionist Dog Yair Lapid

    #147700
    Oroboros
    Participant

    Desantis “Goes There” in Humiliating em>Gavin Nuisance with a chart in Fox Debates

    Desantis holds up a plotted map from a smart phone app that plots the areas of San Franshithole with the most human feces on the sidewalks.

    Hahahahahahahahaahahaa!

    This is the caliber of Duh’merican presidential debates.

    They are both Turds in the Punch Bowl

    But Desantis floats and Gavin Nuisance sinks!

    Hahahahahahaha!

    #147701
    Oroboros
    Participant

    Another Fourth Reich Leopard II tank snuffed out like a Candle in the Wind

    #147702
    jb-hb
    Participant

    Not all middle managers are bad.

    I had a middle management team back in Nextel that established a glossary of company terms, which they ruled with an iron fist. Then they had a set of policies based on those terms, phrased with no wiggle room. And they would sit down in a cubicle and take calls periodically.

    This left weasely middle managers no wiggle room to manipulate performance stats – “deliverables” They knew what was happening, they cared what was happening, and they recognized their own responsibility to intervene in what was actually happening. You did specific measurable things that mattered or bad things happened – it was awesome.

    1 merger and 1 outsourcing later, I found myself under a supervisor obsessed with moving up into middle management. All she dreamed of. Total slavedriver, but of total chickenshit. She would fuck over 1,000 customers and her employer to make ONE particular deliverable stat to go up so she could claim “I’m duh bestest at duh _____ thing” She’d even invent HER OWN deliverables that no one asked her form so she could then claim being the bestest at THAT in her next review. Her demands created weird, surrealistic, nightmare situations in which we would be trying to explain the irrational and unexplainable to customers over and over – like, why can’t you do the obvious right thing? Well, you see, there’s this useless chick 6 feet directly behind me that’s been gunning for a middle management position for 6 years straight and never cares about anything else, I can feel her eyes boring into the back of my neck right now, sir? How do you embezzle from the company when you don’t have access to their accounting? Like this. Get raises based on screwing over the customers, employer and your underlings.

    Had a dept manager who revised all our processes just to offload credits to other cost centers while re-imagining credits to her bosses as “expenses.” No you dumb shit, when we credit something, we are wiping out a charge we should never have charged in the first place.

    But she managed to offload a whole bunch of functions – and then lock us out in our system profiles from doing it ourselves – to force other departments to do all the credits our dept was supposed to be issuing as part of our normal customer care job. And of course other departments, deluged with our requests and benefiting not at all, would play all kinds of passive-aggressive call center mind trick games – the work couldn’t get done through requests and we couldn’t do them ourselves. But in the all-hands, she proudly presented graphs our our dept budget compared to other budgets, with “credits” displayed as an “expense”

    You’re supposed to be negating erroneous charges you dumb fuck. It is probably THE primary function you were supposed to fulfil.

    #147703
    Oroboros
    Participant

    Instead of weakening Russia, the Empire of Lies has made it into one of the most stunning efficient, innovative and powerful armed forces in world history.

    And Russia is going ‘balls to the walls’ trying out new creative weapons systems under live test conditions.

    One of their genius innovations is taking old aerial ordinance without any ability to steer or guide to the target and outfitting this old ordinance into ‘glide bombs’

    Strapping wings, and now small jet engines to 250, 500,1000, and 1500lb aerial bombs and making them able to glide 100km from the release point to the target within a 5 meter accuracy.

    Russia has ten of thousands of these old bombs in storage and can now make them into incredibly accurate weapons for very little addition adaptive cost.

    Meanwhile the Empire of Lies Military Mafia cant pull it’s thumb from it’s ass with any weapons system.

    The F-35 Lardbucket, the ‘Patriot’ missile Putz, the list goes on and on and on……..

    New Russian Glide Bombs Unveiled

    https://www.bitchute.com/video/vLrDeWqF3JOO/

    #147704
    Oroboros
    Participant

    They think it’s like a TikTok video post

    It’s not

    An Increasingly Common Sight in Ukraine

    #147705
    Celticbiker
    Participant

    Our overlords are the Bear, hopefully hopefully we can be as brave and calm as the Dog What a wonderful example from Nature/God in how to deal with malicious intent.

    #147706
    Dr D Rich
    Participant

    Debunking a lie about the antichrist, Hank Kissinger, is such an important waste of time.

      Taking the time to debunk a lie about Hank Kissinger The Antichrist to protect the reputation of this The Automatic Earth website IS priceless.

    #147707
    Dr D Rich
    Participant

    Here’s a few thoughts from the past which help explain why The Hank Kissinger Protection Project is so unnecessary and the process opposed is belated and was necessary a long time ago for Hank, The Monumental Schitt.

    Mimetic desire vs Mimetic rivalry leads to violence

    Doesn’t have to precipitate violence, but it does often enough. Memetic versus Mimetic…so close. Think Berne’s Alcoholic Games theory.

    Scapegoat Mechanism is the process by which group hostility is transferred onto a single VICTIM-SCAPEGOAT and group unity is restored.
    Unite around a Common Cause to eliminate the cause of all divisive violence from the group. Equilibrium is restored.
    Problem is it’s Temporary

    It’s about time Hank Kissinger Antichrist was Scapegoated AND eliminated for time immemorial.
    Right, Dr D? There’s no harm in telling lies about dead people. After all scapegoating is all about the big lie and Antichrist Hank was spared it while alive for reasons Dr D will explicate or not.

    Obscurantism exists JUST TO MISLEAD and CONFUSE…
    Deliberately

    What say you about the ‘obscurantists’ Dr D?
    Are these the guys like The Spellbinders that Lobaczewski predicted in political Ponerology would reach a concentration detrimental to the entirety of Mankind?

    #147708
    WES
    Participant

    MoA/Down South – Skewered Facts

    Grift is Ukraine’s biggest national industry.
    Laundrymats are just the political money cleaning operations of their grift!

    The latest grift is the sudden Ukrainian desire to go on the defensive and build a new defensive line called the “Zelensky Line”. The name has a nice hollow ring to it, does it?

    Obviously “grift free” peace doesn’t stand a chance in the Ukraine.

    Macron is busy trying to sell the Ukrainians the slightly used Magnot line instead. But Israel is offering their newer failed defensive line cheaper!

    So don’t be surprised to see your government leaders falling all over themselves in excitement to fund this new grift with your money!

    Sadly, Russia will be forced to preload all their drones with images of shovels, bags of cement, portable cement mixers, concrete trucks, backhoes, and bulldozers! Now Ukrainians will die trying to make cement shoes!

    The only thing the Ukrainians don’t need are shovels! They have plenty of these from all those under-armed dead Russians who fell, bringing a shovel to a gun fight.

    Of course the Russians can be expected to help by laying down minefields wherever the Ukrainians decide is a good spot to build their “Zelensky Line”. Can I recommend Switzerland?

    #147709
    WES
    Participant

    Noirette:

    It comes as no surprise that Israel is agreement incapable.
    The only question is who is the little/big brother in this, Israel or US?

    Zerosum:

    Good find about phage. I had never heard of this field of study before.

    #147710
    Dr D Rich
    Participant

    Regarding the heartbreaking post on Ukrainian women in uniform, here’s the heartwarming Antithesis in the U S. Military, Lisa Franchetti and my very own Michelle Howard, that Michelle who ranked me dead last in her USNA platoon when my academic performance 4.0 in chemistry and no.1 rank professionally placed me at the top in the class. So, you can see that “talent” was always in her 4′ 10″ #150 body…Machiavellian elimination of competition. A Catholic white guy she suspected some time in the past enslaved her ancestors.

    Who’s to argue with success!
    I present Lisa and Michelle, defendresses of freedom.

    https://en.m.wikipedia.org/wiki/Lisa_Franchetti

    https://en.m.wikipedia.org/wiki/Michelle_Howard

    #147711
    Veracious Poet
    Participant

    @oxymoron

    From las night – yes VP I’m aware of Juice Media and their angles but this one was over the target so why not?

    “Why not”?

    When you lay down with dogs, you wakeup covered in bloodsucking parasites (see Dr. D Rich’s above comment).

    Something “Americans” still haven’t learned regarding the DnC/GoP duopoly…


    @Celticbiker

    Our overlords are the Bear, hopefully hopefully we can be as brave and calm as the Dog What a wonderful example from Nature/God in how to deal with malicious intent.

    Wow, you’re actually unable to read a situation at all, aren’t you?

    Clearly “the Bear” is domesticated, probably raised from birth with the older dog, it’s Alpha 🙄

    That’s the only scenario where a dog would be *superior*, and not threatened, by “the Bear” (even that young), outside of a pack

    That cub most likely has never seen another bear, is only accustomed to youthful play with canines & possibly humans, would never intentionally hurt another “family” member.

    Interesting no one else has grokked the “situation”, or commented on the video, implying inability of many (most) to counter the implied meme where super dog shrugs off the “wild” alpha predator diegesis 🙄

    Not surprising, not in the least…

    Facta, Non Verba.

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