Jan 022024
 


Joan Miro The tilled field 1924

 

How Congress May Select Our Next President In 2024 (Laura Loomer)
Secretary Of State That Kicked Trump From Ballot Wants ‘Better Leaders’ (ZH)
Who Are the Real Insurrectionaries? Part One (Victor Davis Hanson)
Jack Smith: Trump’s Immunity Defense Could Allow President To Murder (JTN)
Jack Smith Disputes Trump’s Claims in Appeals Court (ET)
Israel’s Genocide Betrays the Holocaust (Chris Hedges)
Israeli Supreme Court Strikes Down Bibi’s Judicial Overhaul Law (Axios)
How Russia and The Arab World Defied Western Pressure In 2023 (Sadygzade)
Zelensky is ‘Scum’ – Medvedev (RT)
Congressional Nincompoops Saddle The US With NATO Forever (CP)
Britain’s Arms Stockpile Reduced To ‘Nothing’ – The Times (RT)
Pushback to Tyranny & Control Increases in 2024 – Catherine Austin Fitts (USAW)
Bill Clinton To Be Identified Over 50 Times In Jeffrey Epstein Doc Dump (PM)
The Great Clarification (Kunstler)
10 Vital Quotes From The Late John Pilger (Vitacchi)

 

 

 

 

John Oliver

 

 

 

 

 

 

Count the vote

 

 


January is named after the Roman god Janus, protector of gates and doorways. Janus is depicted with two faces, one looking into the past, the other into the future.

 

 

 

 

X thread. ” If there are more than two candidates and no one hits 270, that triggers a contingent election..[..] where the House of Representatives selects a president and the Senate selects a vice president.”

How Congress May Select Our Next President In 2024 (Laura Loomer)

Did you know that a winner of the 2024 Presidential election may not come to fruition due to a “contingent election”, which would then let Congress select the next President and Vice President? This is what @RobertKennedyJr is trying to accomplish by running as an Independent. He’s trying to create a contingent election in which neither candidate gets 270 electoral votes. RFK’s plan is to create a contingent election, as was admitted by his own PAC. An article outlining the PACs $15 million plan said, “A statement outlining the new plan also said it’s confident that Kennedy could win a contingent election, a possible scenario where no presidential candidate gets 270 electoral college votes.” This is why RFK switched from running as a Democrat to an Independent.

Recently, it was announced that “American Values” @AmValues2024, a Super PAC which was created to support RFK’s presidential campaign, is planning to spend $15 MILLION to get him on the ballot in 10 key states that collectively carry 210 electoral votes that are needed to win the 2024 election, including: Arizona, California, Colorado, Georgia, Illinois, Indiana, Michigan, Nevada, New York, and Texas. If RFK is able to pick up enough electoral votes to the point where neither Trump or Biden gets 270, then under the US Constitution, we would have what is called a “contingent election”, which is what happens if no candidate gets a majority in the Electoral College. To win the Electoral College, a candidate needs a majority — at least 270 electoral votes. If there are more than two candidates and no one hits 270, that triggers a contingent election, a fallback process created by the Twelfth Amendment where the House of Representatives selects a president and the Senate selects a vice president.

HOW WOULD THIS HAPPEN? House members vote as state delegations. Each state delegation gets a single vote, and a candidate becomes president with the support of a majority (26) of state delegations. If no candidate wins 26 state delegations by January 20th, then the vice president-elect becomes acting president. And if the Senate fails to select a vice president, then under the Twentieth Amendment and the Presidential Succession Act of 1947, the next eligible person in the presidential line of succession (potentially the speaker of the House) becomes acting president.

This could be disastrous, given the fact that Republicans only hold a 1 seat majority in Congress right now with the early retirement of @SpeakerMcCarthy, several other GOP members of Congress, and the ousting of George Santos @MrSantosNY. It will only take one more House GOP rep to retire early, and then Dems will have control of the House again before the 2024 election. I predict Dems take control of the House by March, and when they do, we will be one step closer to having a contingent election. This is all part of their plan to make sure Trump and Biden aren’t the next President. Congress would then be able to install their own President and Vice President if this happens. Hopefully you now see why @RobertKennedyJr is so dangerous. This could very well happen.

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“Isn’t it the job of the American public to decide what leaders are “better leaders?”

Secretary Of State That Kicked Trump From Ballot Wants ‘Better Leaders’ (ZH)

The precedent being set by states like Colorado and Maine could change the political landscape of America forever if allowed to go unchallenged. Removing presidential candidates from the ballot based on unilateral opinion rather than any kind of legally arbitrated decision or criminal conviction is the most slippery of slopes for a number of reasons. The most dangerous implication being that a handful of officials can decide for the entire population of their states (or the entire population of the country) what leaders they are allowed to vote for based on a “guilty until proven innocent” ideology. Meaning, all they have to do is make accusations of criminal behavior or criminal intent and then remove a candidate based on those accusations alone. No person or group should have that power.

“One could argue that this is already the case and that the two party system filters out candidates on a regular basis. However, the notion of state ballot removal is a decidedly leftist/Democrat affair clearly engineered to benefit the progressive power structure for many years to come. It’s not only about Donald Trump – Woke bureaucrats could use this trend in the future to deny ballot access to any conservative candidate on the grounds that they “might” represent a “threat to Democracy.” This is essentially the message conveyed by Secretary of State Sheena Bellows, now well known as the person responsible for single-handedly removing Trump from the 2024 election ballot in Maine. She argues “better leaders” must be put in positions of power to prevent “election sabotage” and the end of Democracy. The hypocrisy is mind blowing, and of course we have to ask: Isn’t it the job of the American public to decide what leaders are “better leaders?”

Bellows laces her argument with social justice platitudes about protecting minority voting rights, which she insinuates are under threat from “white supremacy.” This is a common claim among Democrats when referencing Republican efforts to require proof of citizenship for voters, which has nothing to do with “intimidation” or race. The diatribes of woke officials are not as random as they seem. Each buzzword is carefully chosen to elicit an emotional knee-jerk response and to create false associations. In this case, Bellows is falsely associating voter suppression with Republicans while Democrats are, in fact, engaging in voter suppression.

Not only that, but she is connecting Republican election suppression (which isn’t happening) to racial motivations (that don’t exist). It’s not surprising to discover that this effort is being headed by people with career ties to far-left organizations like the SPLC and ACLU. It has become exceedingly obvious in recent years that progressive institutions are a driving force behind national division, but they are also directly attempting to manipulate election outcomes. It’s no longer a matter of influencing citizens with arguments or propaganda, they want to dictate the mechanics of the system; elevating themselves as the arbiters of who is acceptable as a candidate and who is not.

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X thread. “Bellows has no law degree. She was appointed by a majority vote of the Democratic-controlled Maine legislature, not through a popular ballot.”

Who Are the Real Insurrectionaries? Part One (Victor Davis Hanson)

Maine Secretary of State Shenna Bellows just ordered Trump’s name removed from the primary ballot in May. She claimed he is guilty in her view of “insurrection”—a crime Trump has never been charged with, much less convicted of. Her evidence, mostly gleaned from popular news accounts and video reports, would not stand up in a court of law. Bellows has no law degree. She was appointed by a majority vote of the Democratic-controlled Maine legislature, not through a popular ballot. Her legal expertise seems to be derived from years of political activism with the ACLU. We can see where the ultimate trajectory of this usurpation is going—once a single official decides to remove the leading primary and general election candidate of the opposition from the ballot by fiat. Tit-for-tat will likely follow and would unwind the republic.

Take Bellows’ action and then apply it to any future candidacy of Hillary Clinton. And by these new rules she surely would fail to qualify to have her name on a state ballot. Remember, in 2016 Hillary Clinton illegally hired a foreign national (by law forbidden to work in presidential campaigns), Christopher Steele, to create a “dossier” of smears and fake-news accounts, aimed at destroying her presidential opponent Donald Trump by extra-legal means. Clinton hid her illicit payments to Steele behind the paywalls of the DNC, the Perkins-Coie law firm, and Fusion GPS. Her leftwing associates and partisans in the waning Obama administration, the DOJ, State Department, FBI, and CIA worked hard to brand the slurs as credible, as they variously passed them off and leaked to the media on the eve of the election.

They and Democrats in congress later engineered the appointment of a special counsel, whose investigations consumed two years of the Trump administration’s term, before finding no “collusion”. Even three years after the election in 2019 and the special counsel’s findings, Clinton could still persist that Trump was an “illegitimate” president: “He knows he’s an illegitimate president”. She also declared that year that the 2016 election had been “stolen”: “I think it’s also critical to understand that, as I’ve been telling candidates who have come to see me, you can run the best campaign, you can even become the nominee, and you can have the election stolen from you”—de facto asserting the balloting was fraudulent. She was prepping the battlefield for 2020. So Clinton continued her denialism right up to the eve of the 2020 election, further claiming the 2016 election was rigged, “There was a widespread understanding that this election [in 2016] was not on the level.” To be continued…

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Two articles on the same topic, but very different.

Jack Smith: Trump’s Immunity Defense Could Allow President To Murder (JTN)

Allowing former President Donald Trump to use the presidential immunity defense could pave the way for a president to claim immunity from numerous charges such as murder and the sale of nuclear secrets so long as it was done under the claim of official activities, according to special counsel Jack Smith. Trump has argued that he is immune from criminal prosecution for activities that fall under his official presidential responsibilities, but Smith’s office, which charged Trump with allegedly attempting to overturn the 2020 election in his favor, vehemently denied such claims in an 82-page court filing Saturday.

Trump’s “approach would grant immunity from criminal prosecution to a President who accepts a bribe in exchange for directing a lucrative government contract to the payer; a President who instructs the FBI Director to plant incriminating evidence on a political enemy; a President who orders the National Guard to murder his most prominent critics; or a President who sells nuclear secrets to a foreign adversary,” Smith argued. Prosecutors said that in all of those examples, “the President could assert that he was simply executing the laws,” and thus be immune from prosecution. Smith made the filing in the D.C. Court of Appeals after the Supreme Court earlier this month rejected his request to rule on Trump’s immunity claims before an appeals court made a decision on the arguments.

If Trump prevailed on presidential immunity claims, the case against him still should not be dismissed because the charges against him fall beyond his official responsibilities, Smith also argued. “Even if a former President could claim immunity from criminal prosecution commensurate with his immunity from civil damages liability for official conduct, dismissal would be unwarranted because the indictment contains substantial allegations of a plot to overturn the election results that fall well outside the outer perimeter of official Presidential responsibilities,” prosecutors wrote.

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The double jeopardy claim is crucial.

Jack Smith Disputes Trump’s Claims in Appeals Court (ET)

Special Counsel Jack Smith Saturday urged the U.S. Court of Appeals for the D.C. Circuit to reject President Donald Trump’s immunity and double-jeopardy claim that he will be retried for similar charges on which he has already been acquitted. President Trump is not entitled to immunity in the election case and the criminal charges against him also didn’t violate the principle of double jeopardy, the prosecutors argued. Immunity for a U.S. president applies to civil liability only and not criminal, the special counsel’s office claimed. “The defendant, a former President, does not enjoy immunity from federal prosecution for the offenses charged in this case. Under separation-of-powers analysis, the President’s unique constitutional status provides immunity from civil liability for official conduct … but it does not render a former President immune from criminal liability when charged with violations of generally applicable federal criminal statutes,” reads the filing.

Meanwhile, although President Trump has been acquitted after being impeached over an event connected to Jan. 6, the special counsel’s office argued that its criminal charges filed against him don’t violate the principle of double jeopardy because the only remedies in an impeachment proceeding are removal from the office and disqualification. Mr. Smith argued those likely don’t meet the term “jeopardy.” Even if President Trump was put into jeopardy during the impeachment proceeding, the indictment charges filed by his office are different from what President Trump was impeached for, the special counsel argued.

Accordingly, Mr. Smith asked the appeal court to reject President Trump’s immunity and double-jeopardy defenses and affirm the district court’s ruling. Mr. Smith also pushed the court to rule on this promptly. “For the foregoing reasons, the Court should affirm the district court’s order denying the defendant’s motions to dismiss on Presidential-immunity and double-jeopardy grounds,” the prosecutors wrote. “The Government respectfully requests the Court to issue the mandate five days after the entry of judgment. Such an approach would appropriately require any party seeking further review to do so promptly.”

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“..In the Warsaw Ghetto, the Germans handed out three kilograms of bread and one kilogram of marmalade to anyone who “voluntarily” registered for deportation..”

Israel’s Genocide Betrays the Holocaust (Chris Hedges)

Israel’s lebensraum master plan for Gaza, borrowed from the Nazi’s depopulation of Jewish ghettos, is clear. Destroy infrastrutrue, medical facilities and sanitation, including access to clean water. Block shipments of food and fuel. Unleash indiscriminate industrial violence to kill and wound hundreds a day. Let starvation — the U.N. estimates that more than half a million people are already starving — and epidemics of infectious diseases, along with the daily massacres and the displacement of Palestinians from their homes, turn Gaza into a mortuary. The Palestinians are being forced to choose between death from bombs, disease, exposure or starvation or being driven from their homeland. There will soon reach a point where death will be so ubiquitous that deportation – for those who want to live – will be the only option.

Danny Danon, Israel’s former Ambassador to the U.N. and a close ally of Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu, told Israel’s Kan Bet radio that he has been contacted by “countries in Latin America and Africa that are willing to absorb refugees from the Gaza Strip.” “We have to make it easier for Gazans to leave for other countries,” he said. “I’m talking about voluntary migration by Palestinians who want to leave.” The problem for now “is countries that are willing to absorb them, and we’re working on this,” Netanyahu told Likud Knesset members. In the Warsaw Ghetto, the Germans handed out three kilograms of bread and one kilogram of marmalade to anyone who “voluntarily” registered for deportation. “There were times when hundreds of people had to wait in line for several hours to be ‘deported,’” Marek Edelman, one of the commanders of the Warsaw Ghetto uprising, writes in “The Ghetto Fights.”

“The number of people anxious to obtain three kilograms of bread was such that the transports, now leaving twice daily with 12,000 people, could not accommodate them all.” The Nazis shipped their victims to death camps. The Israelis will ship their victims to squalid refugee camps in countries outside of Israel. Israeli leaders are also cynically advertising the proposed ethnic cleansing as voluntary and a humanitarian gesture to solve the catastrophe they created. This is the plan. No one, especially the Biden administration, intends to stop it. The most disturbing lesson I learned while covering armed conflicts for two decades is that we all have the capacity, with little prodding, to become willing executioners. The line between the victim and the victimizer is razor thin.

The dark lusts of racial and ethnic supremacy, of vengeance and hate, of the eradication of those we condemn as embodying evil, are poisons that are not circumscribed by race, nationality, ethnicity or religion. We can all become Nazis. It takes very little. And if we do not stand in eternal vigilance over evil — our evil — we become, like those carrying out the mass killing in Gaza, monsters. The cries of those expiring under the rubble in Gaza are the cries of the boys and men executed by the Bosnian Serbs at Srebrenica, the over 1.5 million Cambodians killed by the Khmer Rouge, the thousands of Tutsi families burned alive in churches and the tens of thousands of Jews executed by the Einsatzgruppen at Babi Yar in Ukraine. The Holocaust is not an historical relic. It lives, lurking in the shadows, waiting to ignite its vicious contagion.

[..] The German playwright and revolutionary Ernst Toller, unable to rouse an indifferent world to assist victims and refugees from the Spanish Civil War, hanged himself in 1939 in a room at the Mayflower Hotel in New York City. On his hotel desk were photos of dead Spanish children. “Most people have no imagination,” Toller writes. “If they could imagine the sufferings of others, they would not make them suffer so. What separated a German mother from a French mother? Slogans which deafened us so that we could not hear the truth.” Primo Levi railed against the false, morally uplifting narrative of the Holocaust that culminates in the creation of the state of Israel — a narrative embraced by the Holocaust Museum in Washington D.C. The contemporary history of the Third Reich, he writes, could be “reread as a war against memory, an Orwellian falsification of memory, falsification of reality, negation of reality.” He wonders if “we who have returned” have “been able to understand and make others understand our experience.”

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Raw power fight.

Israeli Supreme Court Strikes Down Bibi’s Judicial Overhaul Law (Axios)

Israel’s Supreme Court on Monday narrowly struck down a controversial law that’s part of the Netanyahu government’s judicial overhaul and limited the court’s ability to review government decisions. The dramatic ruling could thrust Israel back into a constitutional and political crisis amid the war in Gaza and concerns about a potential war with Lebanon. A strong reaction by Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu and his radical right-wing political allies could push former Defense Minister Benny Gantz to leave the emergency unity government that was formed after the Oct. 7 attack. If Gantz, who is part of the opposition National Unity alliance, left the war cabinet, it would leave Israel with a radical right-wing government to make decisions about the war, which could have implications for U.S. support of the war in Gaza.

Netanyahu’s Likud Party said in a statement that it is “unfortunate” that the court decided to publish a ruling that deals with a central disagreement in Israeli society amid the war in Gaza. “The court’s ruling is opposed to the people’s will for unity, especially in times of war,” the party said. Gantz said in a statement that everyone must abide by the court’s ruling. “There are no winners and losers today. We have one mutual goal – to win the war,” he said. “After the war we will need to settle the relationship between the different branches of power through dialogue and broad consensus.”. Opposition leader Yair Lapid said the court upheld its duty to protect the citizens of Israel. “If the government resumes the fight over the Supreme Court it will show they didn’t learn anything from Oct. 7,” Lapid said

The legislation the court struck down was passed last July. It limits the Supreme Court’s oversight of government actions and policies and ends the court’s ability to strike down government decisions and appointments on the basis of “reasonability.” The law was the first piece of legislation of Netanyahu’s judicial overhaul — a plan that destabilized Israel’s economy, military and foreign relations. The Supreme Court struck down the law in an 8-7 vote. The court ruled that the law should be canceled because it seriously and unprecedentedly damages Israel’s democratic character. Twelve out of 15 Supreme Court judges ruled that the court has the authority to conduct judicial oversight on basic laws and intervene in extreme cases when the Knesset oversteps its legislative authority.

A draft ruling was leaked a few days ago to Israel’s Channel 12 in an unprecedented way that resembled the leak of the 2022 Roe v. Wade ruling in the U.S. After the leak, Netanyahu and his political allies called on the court not to publish the ruling, claiming it would be divisive if it happened in the middle of the war in Gaza. Some also hinted that they believed the ruling would be illegitimate because two of the judges who supported striking down the law had already retired. President Biden called for the Israeli government to come to a broad consensus on judicial reform instead of pushing the plan unilaterally.

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“..at the global level the situation is aggravated by the fact that the escalation in Gaza has become another fault line in the confrontation between the West and the world majority..”

How Russia and The Arab World Defied Western Pressure In 2023 (Sadygzade)

On October 7, media around the world reported on Operation Al-Aqsa Flood, which was initiated by the Izz ad-Din al-Qassam Brigade, a radical paramilitary group affiliated with Hamas. The horrific attack on Israeli territory left many civilians dead and more than 250 others taken hostage. In response, the Israeli government announced the launch of a ground anti-terrorist operation in Gaza, which was aimed at completely eliminating Hamas and other groups in the Palestinian exclave. This new escalation in the Middle East is still ongoing, and judging by the statements of Israeli officials and the scale of the clashes, the conflict will be long. Already the number of dead in Gaza has exceeded 21,000, while on the Israeli side the death toll is around 1,200.

The military action has shaken the already troubled region, disrupting the emerging normalization of relations between Saudi Arabia and Israel, as well as leading to a diplomatic “cooling” of relations between the Jewish state and Türkiye, as well as a number of other states in the region. Russia, which has traditionally been a mediator and a member of the quartet on Middle East settlement together with the EU, US, and UN, has not stood aside. Since the first days of the escalation, Moscow has been calling on the parties to stop the violence and resume diplomatic negotiations on the basis of UN General Assembly resolutions. Moscow believes that a solution to the conflict is possible only through the establishment of an independent Arab state of Palestine and full recognition of the Jewish state of Israel by the Palestinians and other Arab states.

While Western countries and representatives of the Kiev authorities blamed Russia for instigating the hostilities, Moscow was actively consulting with the parties to the conflict and the main regional players. Russian diplomacy was also active within the UN, trying to initiate in the Security Council a resolution on the situation and calling for an immediate ceasefire, but all such attempts were blocked by Western countries. The conflict is still not over – there will be many more casualties on both sides – but at the global level the situation is aggravated by the fact that the escalation in Gaza has become another fault line in the confrontation between the West and the world majority. Moscow’s actions are viewed positively by the Arab Street and states that consider Russia to be the most unbiased and decisive player in the case. There are not many opportunities for settlement in the current situation, but Russian diplomacy will continue to try to bring the parties to the negotiating table one way or another.

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“.. probably some scum like Zelensky is dreaming of our armed forces turning Kiev city center into some semblance of the Gaza strip.”

Zelensky is ‘Scum’ – Medvedev (RT)

Ukrainian President Vladimir Zelensky is “scum” who would love to see his own civilian population killed, former Russian President Dmitry Medvedev has claimed. The official, who currently serves as deputy chairman of the Security Council, was commenting on a deadly strike on Belgorod, insisting that Moscow’s forces only hit military targets, in contrast to Kiev’s army. On Saturday, Ukraine unleashed an artillery barrage on the Russian city, which is located around 40km from the border. The attack came shortly after a Russian bombardment of multiple Ukrainian cities, and left 24 people dead and 108 injured, Belgorod Governor Vyacheslav Gladkov reported. In a post on the Russian VK social media platform on Saturday, Medvedev wrote: “It is obvious that the terrorist strike on Belgorod and the death of our citizens is a bloody crime at the hands of the Banderite bastards [caused by their] powerlessness to change anything on the front line.”

He went on to say that “probably some scum like Zelensky is dreaming of our armed forces turning Kiev city center into some semblance of the Gaza strip.” Medvedev suggested that the Ukrainian leadership might be secretly wishing for such an attack by Moscow, as it would make it easier for them to “beg their masters” for more weapons. The office of UN Secretary-General Antonio Guterres condemned the Ukrainian strike as a “violation of international humanitarian law,” as quoted by RIA Novosti. An anonymous Moscow security source told RT’s Russian-language service that Zelensky had personally ordered his forces to target the Russian city.

Russian Foreign Ministry spokeswoman Maria Zakharova said on Saturday that “Britain is behind the terrorist act,” with the US and EU also bearing responsibility. Ukrainian defense officials claimed that their forces had targeted exclusively military facilities, with any destruction of civilian infrastructure resulting from the “inefficient work of Russian air defenses.” Apart from condemning Kiev’s actions on Saturday, Medvedev wrote in his VK post that a day before, the “Russian army inflicted considerable damage on the Nazi regime’s military and other infrastructure.” According to the Ukrainian authorities, the Russian bombardment of several major cities, including the capital, Kiev, left 39 people dead and nearly 160 injured. The Russian Defense Ministry insisted that its drones and missiles strictly targeted “military facilities and infrastructure.” Any civilian casualties were attributable to the unprofessional performance of Ukrainian air defense forces, Moscow explained.

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This made it through a GOP controlled House…

“..It’s aimed at Trump and one of the few decent things he might do if elected president..”

Congressional Nincompoops Saddle The US With NATO Forever (CP)

Nobody in their right mind wants to be obliged to send their kid off to war in Eastern Europe if Romania and Moldova start bombing each other. Yet NATO membership requires just that. And courtesy of the best congress money can buy, now power to withdraw from NATO has been removed from the U.S. president and enshrined in the well-greased palms of our legislators. More specifically, on December 16 congress approved a bill barring the president from unilaterally exiting NATO without legislative approval. This is a disaster. It’s aimed at Trump and one of the few decent things he might do if elected president, namely ditch that trouble-making albatross, NATO. Naturally president Joe Biden did not delay signing the National Defense Authorization Act, which includes this new NATO provision; so we’re stuck with it.

You doubt this is bad news? Just look at NATO’s track record: bombing Yugoslavia, Afghanistan, Libya and currently the abattoir NATO has made of Ukraine – or rather the disaster caused by NATO’s promise to absorb Ukraine. In Afghanistan, NATO performed with its usual, incomparable mediocrity, so the U.S. withdrew, convinced its puppet regime could hold off the Taliban for months. After all, the U.S. and NATO had bombed the country and the Taliban to smithereens – right? Well, it turned out our puppet couldn’t restrain the Taliban long enough for retreating U.S. jets to lift off from the tarmac. And what was NATO doing in Afghanistan for 20 years anyway? Don’t ask any of our military geniuses like David Petraeus, who kept telling us victory was just around the corner, and who even argued in the Atlantic, August 8 2022, that “we could have won.” Ha!

As for NATO’s 2011 military intervention in Libya, that was a debacle that transformed Africa’s most prosperous nation into a stone-age pit with open-air slave markets. The NATO 1999 bombing of Yugoslavia wasn’t much better, in that it should never have happened and arguably the only reason it did was so then President Bill “NATO Uber Alles” Clinton could distract the public from the lurid details of a sex scandal and impeachment. Thus the noble enterprises in which NATO has engaged, spreading mayhem, misery and murder across the globe in the name of freedom and democracy. What has NATO learned from these fiascos, seriatim? Arguably nothing.

Take NATO’s plans for the South China Sea and for Finland, plans which slate Taiwan for the cemetery and leave Finland bristling with U.S. bases from Helsinki in the south to Utsjoki in the north. You disagree that Taiwan’s headed for the grave? Well, numerous U.S. bigwigs have bandied about the notion of bombing Taiwan’s computer chip industry, rather than letting it fall into China’s hands. That’s American homicidal love for Taiwan. Meanwhile, back in July, NATO infuriated Beijing by portraying China as a major challenge to…you got it, NATO! What is NATO doing in the China Sea, you ask? Whatever Washington tells it to do. Lately, that means stirring up trouble and painting Beijing in the garish colors of a supervillain. NATO did so by announcing, according to Al Jazeera July 12, that China “challenged the alliance’s interests, security and values with its ‘stated ambitions and coercive policies.’”

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The industry is salivating..

Britain’s Arms Stockpile Reduced To ‘Nothing’ – The Times (RT)

Britain’s weapons stockpiles have been nearly completely emptied out by almost two years of deliveries to Ukraine, The Times has claimed. The British newspaper also reported that the UK, together with other European nations, is scrambling to ramp up arms production ahead of the 2024 presidential election in the US. While London has spent more than £4.6 billion ($5.7 billion) on arming Kiev since February 2022, NATO’s deputy supreme allied commander for Europe, Gen. Tim Radford, warned in July that the UK was running the risk of losing its status as a major power within the US-led bloc. The general cited personnel shortages, among other issues. In its article on Sunday, The Times quoted an anonymous Ukrainian military source as saying that Britain had “nothing” left in terms of weapons it could donate.

The unnamed official added, however, that London was still playing a crucial role in persuading other nations to ship their own arms to Kiev. According to the newspaper, citing an unnamed staffer from Prime Minister Rishi Sunak’s office, Britain and several other European countries are “cranking through the gears” to make sure Ukraine has enough military supplies to fall back on in case a new US administration decides to withhold or drastically diminish defense aid. Britain and other Western nations are allegedly seeking to extend the conflict into 2025, and possibly beyond, the source said, in the hope of stretching Russia’s resources and forcing it to eventually relent. The Times also claimed that a growing number of Ukrainians are becoming weary of the conflict, with the idea of sealing a truce with Russia presumably gaining traction among the population.

This sentiment is in part fueled by the political impasses in the US and the EU, which have left a massive amount of aid for Kiev hanging in limbo, the paper reported, citing an anonymous Ukrainian military source. A similar report was published back in early October by the Telegraph, which at the time quoted an unnamed senior British military official as warning that the UK had “given away just about as much as we can afford.” Meanwhile, back in August, British MP Andrew Murrison, who serves as Parliamentary Under-Secretary of State for Defence People and Families, floated the idea of allowing the British military to recruit candidates with such conditions as autism, Asperger’s, and ADHD. The lawmaker cited “serious” staffing shortages, adding that to tackle the problem London may also want to extend the retirement age for military personnel.

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“..We have to push back because there is no going along with this. They are trying to kill us, number one. Then they are trying to take all of our stuff, and we can’t let them..”

Pushback to Tyranny & Control Increases in 2024 – Catherine Austin Fitts (USAW)

Catherine Austin Fitts (CAF), Publisher of The Solari Report, financial expert and former Assistant Secretary of Housing (Bush 41 Admin.), says the top story (out of 20 top stories) of 2023 was massive, documented pushback to tyranny and control by the evil Deep State globalists. CAF explains, “Our top story of 2023 is ‘The Year of Pushback.’ It was so long, and it was so big, we had to make a special page and move the other 19 top stories to a whole different section on another page.” Just a few of the 2023 stories that documented this massive pushback, according to CAF, are, “Stories on Constitutional protections, different litigations on the First Amendment and the Second Amendment, and we have one on information sovereignty and infrastructure. We have stories on all the pushback against the media, including litigation to hold people accountable and stopping emergency powers. We have culture wars about saying no to international organizations.

Woke capital controls and ESG (Environmental, Social and Governance investing) is toast. The state AGs have gone after ESG and Larry Fink (BlackRock CEO), and he’s had to publicly backpedal. They are steamrolling him. We had another story about taking it to the streets and have a whole section on ‘Pushback Heros.’ . . . In 2023, people started to realize that it is kill or be killed. We have to push back because there is no going along with this. They are trying to kill us, number one. Then they are trying to take all of our stuff, and we can’t let them. CAF also talks about what she calls “massive collateral fraud.” CAF goes on to say, “The collateral fraud is enormous, and we have talked about the money (trillions of dollars) that has gone ‘missing’ for years from the federal government.

This is what’s been going on in the United States and around the world for years. You issue debt, you get a whole bunch of money, and then the money disappears. . . . So, there is an extraordinarily fraudulent system going on around the debt markets. The reality is if you are going to run a bubble like that, you need very strict control of the collateral. This is what “The Great Taking” is all about. 2024 is the year the pushback can put us over the top.” CAF thinks gold is a “must have” investment for the coming years. The US dollar is being weakened, but it is still “dominant and dangerous.” In closing, CAF says, “I think we are going see collisions at a spiritual, legal, financial and physical level increasing all over the planet. This is a real war, and we are in World War III now. The US is going to defend the dollar. . .”

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“..Clinton has denied ever being on the island..”

Bill Clinton To Be Identified Over 50 Times In Jeffrey Epstein Doc Dump (PM)

In an upcoming release of court documents related to the late Jeffrey Epstein, former President Bill Clinton will reportedly be identified as “John Doe 36,” as disclosed in a recent report by ABC News. The documents, pertaining to a 2015 lawsuit filed by Epstein accuser Virginia Giuffre, mention Clinton over 50 times, with speculations suggesting that these references are linked to Giuffre’s efforts to compel the ex-president to testify against Epstein and his alleged accomplice Ghislaine Maxwell. Some mentions of Clinton are also anticipated to involve joint endeavors by Maxwell and Giuffre to press Epstein to disclose information in 2016, following his repeated invocations of the Fifth Amendment during a deposition in the same lawsuit.

“U.S. District Judge Loretta Preska ruled earlier this month there was no legal justification for continuing to conceal the ex-president’s name and more than 150 names other ‘John and Jane Does’ mentioned in the records. Preska ordered the unsealing to begin after Jan. 1” ABC reports. Individuals mentioned in the documents have already had their connections to Epstein and his abhorrent sex-trafficking network revealed. The forthcoming release is anticipated to disclose the identities of numerous accusers, alleged victims, former associates of Epstein, members of his inner circle, and individuals purportedly involved in his criminal activities. Among those mentioned is Prince Andrew, who, according to allegations, Giuffre was instructed by Maxwell and Epstein to engage in sexual activities with on multiple occasions.

Giuffre sought to issue a subpoena for Clinton’s testimony in her legal proceedings, asserting that she encountered the ex-president on Epstein’s secluded Caribbean island, Little St. James. Clinton has denied ever being on the island. The impending release is set to unveil the identities of more than 170 individuals, previously known as John and Jane Does, connected to Epstein. Judge Preska ruled for the unsealing of these documents just before Christmas, and they are slated to be made public starting January 2, after the New Year’s Day holiday.

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“..The election of 2024, whether it is actually allowed to happen or not, will probably commence the extinction of the DC blob..”

The Great Clarification (Kunstler)

I’m already liking 2024. Consequence is itching to return to the American scene. Somewhere around 2016, cause and effect got a divorce. After that, things just happened or unhappened with no further orders of effect, like some brute existence without purpose, meaning, or even awareness, except for the feeling of the lash on your back. After a long journey through a dark place, treading ever-deeper into the unknown, knowing you are in the presence of demons from one footstep to the next, worrying incessantly that God has abandoned you. . . the alarm bell is ringing, the light is shining through, your eyes roll up like window-shades, and it’s time to get your mind right! Yes, even nations have bad dreams. Welcome to the Great Clarification.

We are waking to the stupefying criminality of public life, to the immersive obvious bullshit of people in charge who don’t deserve your respect or compliance. How they got into these positions is only another feature of that totalistic criminality. What was hidden in plain sight will be revealed to those suffering mere hysterical blindness. It was fitting that the last extravagant political act of ’23 was Maine Secretary of State Shenna Bellows chucking Mr. Trump off the ballot there because. . . she felt like it. To save our democracy, you understand. That might be the terminal absurdity of the derangement we are leaving behind, the signature for much that has gone down in this country the past three years: women on the verge of a nervous breakdown throwing the crockery of law around the room at Daddy.

All this accomplishes, of course, is to disgrace authority in general and to turn America into one big broken home, making us a population of frightened runaways clinging desperately to a few square feet of ground, alone under the freeway ramp in the rain. That is no way to live. The way to live is to make yourself useful to your fellow humans and to get paid for it, and to find some joy and meaning in that human fellowship based on fair, consensual transactions — a pretty simple formula that has been supplanted by the evil idea that life is nothing but a shakedown. The election of 2024, whether it is actually allowed to happen or not, will probably commence the extinction of the DC blob. This entity has made itself malignantly inimical to the proper functioning of self-governing people, and everybody knows it. The blob will die of irrelevance and impotence as the “trust horizon” devolves downward and we are thrust back into the awesome task of reconstructing our local communities. There is so much to do.

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“Journalism is nothing if it’s not about humanity – it has to be about people’s lives.”

10 Vital Quotes From The Late John Pilger (Vitacchi)

John Pilger, the investigative anti-war journalist who spoke up for China and humiliated the western corporate media, had died—and every single report on this in the western media I have seen has carefully omitted this fact. Here are ten things he said that the world needs to know about the legendary journalist who died in London on Saturday, at the age of 84.

1) The west demonizes China to punish it for being good at business, Pilger said in a documentary, The Coming War Against China. Standing in modern Shanghai, he says to the camera: “Today, China has matched America at its own great game of capitalism – and that is unforgivable.”

2) After his film was shown in 2016, he said: “The true story of China and America needs to be told, especially in Australia, where, fuelled by America, an anti-China propaganda campaign seems to be inviting a military reaction.” However, the western corporate media refused to follow his lead, instead choosing to double down on their part in what he saw as a global scam in which the US stirs up conflicts in places such as Taiwan, Hong Kong, and the South China Seas, while the western media makes sure China is blamed for everything.

3) The Sinophobia of journalists and politicians in the global west was rooted in racism, he said. “The elite salivates for a deeply racist war against China,” he tweeted on a visit to Australia in March, 2023.

4) His main message in recent years has been about the importance of people developing scepticism about the narrative that the world is fed, and instead, realise we are being taught to hate the people America wants us to hate. “The United States dominates the Western world’s media. All but one of the top ten media companies are based in North America. The internet and social media – Google, Twitter, Facebook – are mostly American owned and controlled,” he told a conference audience in Norway on 6 September, 2022. Pilger regularly said that it was vital that the world’s public abandoned the western corporate media and turned to the new, small, independent voices rising up, using the internet to tell the truth about the world.

5) The Australia-born journalist was a major supporter of Julian Assange, whose Wikileaks organization in 2011 revealed a set of diplomatic cable messages which showed that there was no Tiananmen Square massacre in Beijing in 1989. While fighting occurred elsewhere in the city, the protesters left the square peacefully, diplomats on site reported to their masters. Pilger regularly reminded the world how western leaders reacted when Assange revealed a series of important truths that punctured the “official” narrative. “Vice President Biden called him a ‘hi-tech terrorist’,” Pilger noted. “Hillary Clinton asked, ‘Can’t we just drone this guy?’”

6) In the 2022 speech, Pilger explained how the real China, an industrious community focused on itself, had been turned by the media into a fantasy-based monster trying to take over the world. “In less than a decade, a ‘good’ China has been airbrushed and a ‘bad’ China has replaced it: from the world’s workshop to a budding new Satan.”

7) He warned that journalists were leaving the most important elements out of their reports about China. “News about China in the West is almost entirely about the threat from Beijing. Airbrushed are the 400 American military bases that surround most of China, an armed necklace that reaches from Australia to the Pacific and south east Asia, Japan and Korea. The Japanese island of Okinawa and the Korean island of Jeju are loaded guns aimed point blank at the industrial heart of China. A Pentagon official described this as a ‘noose’,” Pilger said.

8) The independent Australian journalist railed against the fact that the astonishing story of China’s successful battle to lift its people from extreme poverty was almost never mentioned in the mainstream narrative, a fact that left him disgusted. “Epic achievements, such as the eradication of abject poverty in China, are barely known. How perverse and squalid this is,” Pilger said in his 2022 speech in Norway. He told a UK radio interviewer: “Journalism is nothing if it’s not about humanity – it has to be about people’s lives.”

9) The problem was not just that the media was pushing a false narrative about countries in the east, like China and Russia, but that it was doing so at the behest of the world’s most dangerous nation. “In my lifetime, the United States has overthrown or attempted to overthrow more than 50 governments, mostly democracies,” he told a conference audience. “It has interfered in democratic elections in 30 countries. It has dropped bombs on the people of 30 countries, most of them poor and defenceless. It has attempted to murder the leaders of 50 countries. It has fought to suppress liberation movements in 20 countries.” And yet the western corporate media still shoehorns every story to reinforce the “west is best” narrative.

10) In one of his last major speeches, in Sydney in March 2023, Pilger railed against the ridiculous diversion of hundreds of billions of dollars of Australian public money to the US war machine to protect the country against a non-existing invader. “China as the Yellow Peril fits Australia’s history of racism like a glove,” he said. True to form, the very western media groups he condemned for leaving out key facts, are this week printing obituaries about his death—and leaving out the very insights that made him respected by the public as a man not afraid to speak truth to power.

John Pilger will be missed. But his mission will be carried on by a thousand independent voices.

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    Joan Miro The tilled field 1924   • How Congress May Select Our Next President In 2024 (Laura Loomer) • Secretary Of State That Kicked Trump From
    [See the full post at: Debt Rattle January 2 2024]

    #149592
    aspnaz
    Participant

    Netanyahu’s Superstars

    Oh, it’s Netanyahu’s fault … give us a break, have you seen who is doing the killing, who was doing the killing of innocent people even before the latest prison riot. Did you notice that Biden is supporting Netanyahu yet John Oliver supports Biden …. when does the bullshit end? Just accept that the Jewish Israel monstrosity needs to be removed from the planet in its entirety, then you will be talking sense.

    #149593
    aspnaz
    Participant

    This is what @RobertKennedyJr is trying to accomplish by running as an Independent.

    The Jews already run the USA and RFKjr is the Zionist Terminator – channelling Arnie. RFKjr must have further “talents” that the Jews need, why else would we need Terminator 2. They made the vax, you have to assume they backed RFKjr’s campaign against the vax, priming the monster so that they can impose the will of the few on the Goyim. No change there, they obviously need a stooge to knobble the Trump. Jews for democracy my ass, Jewish democracy is Israel and Gaza.

    #149594
    aspnaz
    Participant

    The current argument seems to be “Hitler did it, so it is okay for the Jews of Israel to do it”. Okay, taking this one step further; we are equating the Jews of Israel with Hitler, the Jews are arguing that they should be treated the same as Hitler and his Nazis. You see how confusing this gets:
    1. We are victims because of the Holocaust.
    2. We should be allowed to do our own Holocaust because Hitler did it.
    3. You should not treat us as bad people the way you dealt with the Nazis who did their Holocaust.

    Having your cake and eating it; the Jews really are the ultimate psychopathic serial killing animals.

    #149596
    Dr. D
    Participant

    Yup, pics again, breaking:

    “Bibi’s Cabinet:”

    Oliver doesn’t have all day to cover everything, but I believe Israel’s additional party here is actually Right-Wing, unlike almost every single person accused of that in America. That is, they are both Conservative, and Pro-State Authoritarians preferring military and violent solutions (among other such definitions). However, what he doesn’t elaborate on is, in a Parliamentary system, why are they there in the first place? Who is voting for them? And they are indeed a fringe party, but if you need to form a coalition, ALL the parties are equally involved, from Left to Right and Center. Any one of them can say “You add them, you lose me.” They didn’t.

    Meaning unlike his suggestion here, they’re not all that far-right to the Israelis. (PS just like how people perceive Hamas in Gaza) Both the people support and elect them (presumably) and all the moderate parties feel they’re not all that extreme, only a little, or they would leave instead. Got it? I know all you world readers with Parliamentary systems get this, but many of us Yanks may not, which is the “lie” in his presentation to us, intentional (probably) or not.

    Rand Paul Donations: Was covered yesterday: (box includes more than one meme)
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    Yup, all invisible now! Like SBF’s charges! No multi-billion dollar bribery was involved to the DNC (and others) and certainly not to Ukraine. It’s the greatest invisibility field known to man!

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    “” If there are more than two candidates and no one hits 270, that triggers a contingent election..[..] where the House of Representatives selects a president and the Senate selects a vice president.”

    Speaking of we don’t know foreign, parliamentary systems, foreigners may not know our system. …Although why anybody cares or follows our system is a mystery to me. Here, worldwide, people care about and can cite what’s going on with our most arcane (mass media) news and politicians. My God if I didn’t have to follow it as a citizen, you’d never see that out of me. Don’t yo uhave your own problems in Britain and Australia without bothering with Donald Trump?

    Yes, and that’s why they wanted RFK there, as a contingency. I think it’s too complicated now to be the direct plan. It’s so complicated all plans are “many plans” now. However, if Trump has the accident they’re suggesting it will be a two-man race from the same party right? Problem solved!

    “Secretary of State That Kicked Trump from Ballot Wants ‘Better Leaders’ (ZH) “

    There’s nothing you can say about this except they keep finding new ways to be truly shocking and disappear further over the horizon. Less choice = more choice. Just like No Speech = Free Speech. There’s a whole page of legal reasons this is nonsense, another page of moral reasons, both of which will be expanded to encyclopedias of upcoming court testimonies, and no one cares. The Sec herself is in the line of fire, probably will be overruled, and doesn’t care. She stayed her own order, and if Trump is removed he’s 100% certain to be elected via the House process above, and doesn’t care. Half the country who reads it doesn’t care, and as Kunstler said,

    “I’m already liking 2024. Consequence is itching to return to the American scene. Somewhere around 2016, cause and effect got a divorce. After that, things just happened or unhappened with no further orders of effect, like some brute existence without purpose, meaning, or even awareness, except for the feeling of the lash on your back.”

    So no cause, no effect, no consequences, no memory, events and history just unhappen, and we were always at war with Eurasia.

    “Jack Smith: Trump’s Immunity Defense Could Allow President to Murder (JTN) “

    Um, has Jack Smith not seen the last TEN Presidents? Twenty? To Wilson? “Remember the Maine!”? As Jimmy Dore says, “Trump is the first President in my lifetime not to start a new war.” Maybe that was the problem. …That doesn’t mean he didn’t keep the existing wars going though, nor setup the arms and training of Kiev.

    Every President since before Nixon has killed with perfect impunity. Where has he been? Pretty sure that’s before he was born.

    “Liz Cheney destroyed evidence” Duh. That is the PURPOSE of all “investigations”. And all “Special Councils” (also a non-special council, both, neither, aii) like Jack.

    “Immunity for a U.S. president applies to civil liability only and not criminal, the special counsel’s office claimed.”

    More law than anyone can follow. It still hasn’t been settled if he needs to be impeached first, though out of office. He doesn’t try to bring that up because it’s not the point. The point was to wait three years then rush to trial the day of election. They know since J6 was NOT what they planned, the bombing was stopped (where is that DC Bomber???), and everyone knew it was going to happen ahead of time, even Alex Jones said so on TV, and all actions point to Nancy Pelosi, they have essentially no hope of their former plan to take him out with this. But “The Plan” is their God and they go with it anyway, best they can, despite no Insurrection, no guns, no violence, no convictions, 1,000 FBI agents doing it, and no law. “We Make s–t up!”

    “Israel’s lebensraum master plan for Gaza, borrowed from the Nazi’s depopulation of Jewish ghettos, is clear.”

    They do it because it works. It worked then, it works now, because we are no different and probably worse than before. The Left does just what they did then as well, ignoring it and putting Stalin as a Hero on the front page of NYT and “Time”. When it stops working on you (us) idiots, they’ll stop doing it. I don’t care what I have to SAY to make you do what I want. I’ll say “Nana nana peepee” if it works. “You never give me all your money”

    “Israeli Supreme Court Strikes Down Bibi’s Judicial Overhaul Law (Axios)

    I don’t know, but I heard the Parliament can just override them. And that was the point of the “Far Right” there…who have to be elected anywhere, with or without their Bibi cabinet positions. We can do that too and the Democrats just demanded that 60 seconds ago when they said they would pack the court with 15 or 31 judges, “Whatever it takes” to “Fundamentally change America”. Like impeachment this happens from the DNC 100% of the time, every year since Jackson? FDR was only narrowly prevented from it, but it really depends on the legitimacy and the tolerance of the people, and we ain’t feelin’ tolerant. Since before Jackson. That’s why these things fall to the military, and why they imported 10 million people to insure the military falls. They need to make that fully obvious, apparently but we own more guns than the military, so…

    “Ukrainian President Vladimir Zelensky is “scum” who would love to see his own civilian population killed, former Russian President Dmitry Medvedev has claimed.”

    “Claimed”? RT reporter from NPR? It’s “He Said.” Always “he said”, there is almost no condition in journalism where you should not use “he said.” You’re fired. In this case and why I bring it up, your using “claimed” implies no one was killed at all. As if Medvedev is “claiming” that Ukraine has lost any people. THAT’S NOT A CLAIM. That’s a agreed-upon fact, whether it is 40,000 (too many) or 500,000 (more accurately). WTF do they find these people and why don’t they beat them senseless with the Copy Editor’s whiskey-stained coffee cup? If you don’t come back with a black eye, don’t come back at all.

    “Russian Foreign Ministry spokeswoman Maria Zakharova said on Saturday that “Britain is behind the terrorist act,” with the US and EU also bearing responsibility.”

    Thank you. At least one public official on planet earth can tell the truth here. Is that crazy? The only official, proven, open election rigging was Steele out of MI6. Why does that not matter? ‘Cause, reasons?

    “Britain’s Arms Stockpile Reduced to ‘Nothing’ – The Times (RT)

    The weapons industry is cheering? Sounds like time to invade to me. We haven’t added a useless state in quite a while and it’s impossible we could run it worse than they do.

    “…We have to push back because there is no going along with this. They are trying to kill us, number one. Then they are trying to take all of our stuff, and we can’t let them..

    Just what I was saying, the “Leave Me Alone, 2024” party. If you won’t leave me alone, then I can’t stop f-ing with you. Ever. And you’re way, way up my list now. Leave me alone and I won’t have to screw with you every day in every way and “push back.” You guys are stupid and boring and believe me, it’s the last thing I want to do.

    …But they can’t.

    “…Of all tyrannies a tyranny sincerely exercised for the good of its victims may be the most oppressive. It may be better to live under robber barons than under omnipotent moral busybodies. The robber baron’s cruelty may sometimes sleep, his cupidity may at some point be satiated; but those who torment us for our own good will torment us without end for they do so with the approval of their own conscience. They may be more likely to go to Heaven yet at the same time likelier to make a Hell of earth.

    Their very kindness stings with intolerable insult. To be “cured” against one’s will and cured of states which we may not regard as disease is to be put on a level with those who have not yet reached the age of reason or those who never will; to be classed with infants, imbeciles, and domestic animals. But to be punished, however severely, because we have deserved it, because we “ought to have known better”, is to be treated as a human person made in God’s image.” –CS Lewis

    And “Helping” all Black People who they see as “Domestic Animals” as above. They see us that way too, but that’s particularly egregious.

    As Kunstler says though, “looking forward to 2024 and the “Great Pushback” that’s really got going.

    #149597
    Dr. D
    Participant

    For me, it’s like this: The Social Engineers know how to do this, get this immense petty Hitler busybodies going, to abuse and steal their power as children to set the conditions. Then they put out a dual branch: BOTH you are a “GOOD Person” for “Helping” (attack and abuse others) AND you can revel in the intoxicating feeling of pure petty POWER while doing it. WIN-WIN!!! And all you have to do is kill 100 million people like you did in the 20th century. Old hat. Done it a million times before (literally).

    So the White Hats ALSO know all this and nobody’s found a way to stop them before. K-Pop. So what do they do, how do they respond the already-long-since-created now-post-tense attack and how to preserve the United States? Well they tried ALL KINDS OF THINGS. The ones we thought would work: like honesty, taking the mask off, didn’t work at all. Showing their own level of appalling racism, abuse, them creating and rolling around like Scrooge McDuck in poverty and drug abuse and embezzlement in their own cities, not the slightest effect. Attacking, erasing, sniffing, trafficking, sterilizing, amputating children, applause all around. Huh. Did not see that coming. Even from Democrats.

    Here’s what DID work though: There is a TIME WINDOW for such behavior. You can be an addict (closest parallel) when you’re young and strong and hopeful. They hand you this out the window and you can do MOAR. Work that double-shift in a 4 star restaurant while on coke. Not so when you’re broken and old and tired and small. There’s still addiction when you’re old, but you know what you’re doing, why you’re taking it, and what you’re escaping. It’s not the same at all. To drive and RIDE the population, a nation, you need them to be ENERGIZED and “moral”, and optimistic and idealistic, easy to steer, not mad, suspicious, and tired.

    Trump getting in – although we tried all the other things too – merely delayed the time window in which that sort of control and fascism was possible. That’s it. That was the only win we got. Now – and it took 10 years – NO ONE IS IN THE MOOD. Propose ANYTHING and you’ll get a “Hard No”.

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    Heck, you can propose some new “Save the Earth” “Fascists are under my bed” plan TO THE LEFT and THEY will all say “No”…or at least be unable to agree. And part of that is yes, like the addict, they’ve now seen too much, gone too far, and are at the very least, not ENTIRELY confident. Like MAYBE there’s a niggling fear that – although I’m most obviously still Right – still I COULD be wrong. But probably aren’t. But maybe.

    You can’t load people in cattle cars and kill all 150 Million Flyover states on “Maybe”. You need Zealots. Not like “Zealots would be preferable” I mean – Literally – such actions cannot even be attempted, much less done, without perfect, totally mindless, jacked-up, crack-fueled zealots. …Which they had in 2016, I’m sure we all remember. I read pages and pages and pages and pages of comments on “Slate” and “MSNBC” about how they needed to round up and kill every ruralite in Michigan for the greater good. Not a peep. All on board, ready to start tomorrow. NPR led the charge.

    But their EMOTION is what has finally subsided. They raged against Orange Daddy not giving them everything for free, like in Disney’s “Wish”, and now they’re just tired. You BUILD emotion, and THEN you release it. That’s how life works – or for mammals anyway. They just RELEASED all that emotion – all those 20 years of non-stop psychological torture and abuse in (socialist) public school — and you can’t just whack a button and get it back again.

    So that’s that. And it’s still fading. And will fade a long time. But at this point there is now zero chance of getting an American population both emotional and compliant ever again, or at least 70 years, a lifetime. You could probably nuke us and not get a response right now, as with other tired, used-up addicts.

    Outcome: Meh. Not my preference, but if it ends, that’s okay with me, I can put up a Stoic’s Walled Garden and endure, or enjoy.

    Next problem: As in Israel and Ukraine, everybody, 100% of all plans depended on the United States fighting all wars with United States providing all money, all arms, all cannon fodder MEN. Oops. Don’t see that happening now either, so all their OTHER plans, in Brussels, Kiev, down to the Red Sea, are blown. That means Africa is a no-go and have to stop our slave-market colonization there. So sad! Then Asia gets to do what they want and follow their own path too. Oh well.

    I guess the “Age of Globalization is over” as that guy said. But what does he know? He just said he was returning the nation to the people by exposing the mechanizations of the Swamp.

    “• Bill Clinton to Be Identified over 50 Times In Jeffrey Epstein Doc Dump (PM)

    Speaking addicts. Seriously, what could be so compelling for 50 times?? Meme above: Now he’s the Invisible man! Clinton and President who??? Never heard of him before. …Think this is a joke, an exaggeration? Dore was just clipping Bill Maher, who was claiming this week he’s never heard of Klaus Schwab or the WEF. Yup! “What is this WEF of which you speak?” I’ve only had multiple guests on from them, ABOUT them, and others who DISCUSSED them. But now there’s no WEF anymore. Invisible! Just like the Mafia of the 1950s. Didn’t exist! Nopey-nope-nope! Although EVERY man in EVERY city in EVERY State in America knew a bookie who worked for them. But other than EVERYONE, NO ONE was involved. See how that works? …Until one day the NY Times got up and said “We’ve always been at war with Eurasia” and then Poof! The Mafia ALWAYS existed, and they made major movies about it. Yup!

    Again and again and again and again and again. They’re almost like Scientists, who do the very same thing each year. Step 1: It doesn’t exist. Step 2: It Always existed. Step 3: Profit!

    “Journalism is nothing if it’s not about humanity – it has to be about people’s lives.”

    A real journalist, and I’m assuming a real Leftist, meaning he actually cares. I could comb 10 counties and not find 5 of these real FDR, Union, Jimmy Dore leftists remaining, who would tell the truth to support the working man. Drives me crazy. You can be on the Left, I deeply respect that although I’m voting against your continually failing policies. But you can’t be on the FAKE Left and kiss billionaires all day, flying jets while getting their workers on food stamps as corporate policy.

    Oscar Wilde: “Grand intentions”

    …Are the Road to Hell and god did we see that this past decade. Very nearly dead from it if not for IMMEASURABLE forbearance of their countrymen. I’d rather an Honest Crook any day than someone with good intentions, and CS Lewis agrees. From Oxford, an “expert”, but I will try not to discount him for that offense.

    #149598
    oxymoron
    Participant

    Thanks for the Miro. My first true love of art from maybe 5 years old.

    #149599
    Dr. D
    Participant

    Our new Motto:

    KilledKenny
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    Imported from Canada, like all our other comedy.

    #149600
    oxymoron
    Participant

    Here is John Oliver spitting on the unvaccinated and referring to Tucker Carlson and Joe Rogan as dumbasses

    https://www.vulture.com/2021/05/john-oliver-vaccines-joe-rogan-tucker-carlson.html

    I think I’ll continue to ignore him and his information around politics thank you very much.

    #149601
    Dora
    Participant

    Matt Taibbi substack article
    The War Party Tantrum.
    Voters keep rejecting the colonial project, but institutional America won’t take no for an answer.
    https://www.racket.news/p/the-war-party-tantrum

    From the longer article:
    [Niall] Ferguson might have been right, but Americans never consented to fight and die for “colonial rule,” and had every right to refuse to do so once it became clear that was the motive. They’ve rejected the colonial project at the ballot at least twice, first in 2008 with Barack Obama, whose “meteoric rise” according even to Ferguson was “based on not having supported the war,” then again — this is true, there’s no way around this — in 2016, when Donald Trump began promising to “keep America out of these endless, ridiculous, stupid, foreign wars in countries that you’ve never even heard of.”

    Trump wasn’t any kind of traditional antiwar figure, but his running commentary on America’s interventionist plan was hilarious and exactly what the average person would say, if shown the ledger of recent Pentagon “accomplishments.” He had a talent for puking on Beltway war pieties, saying, “They can do what they want there, frankly” about Iran in Syria, or tweeting that the Kurds fought with us, but “but were paid massive amounts of money and equipment to do so.” This behavior inspired fits among foreign policy wonks accustomed to having even their most idiotic pronouncements hailed as Timeless Wisdom, but Trump capturing votes of war-weary Americans in 2016 showed how the public felt about such people, and his recent campaign to stall the Ukraine project has been successful for the same reason.

    #149602
    Oroboros
    Participant

    St Augustine

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    Bob Dylan – I Dreamed I Saw St. Augustine (Take 2 – Alternate Version)

    #149603
    tboc
    Participant

    could someone please point to the Article or section of The Constitution of the United States of America where a political party or parties are assigned any powers or duties? There is of course a path to demolish attempts at party dominance and force congress to carry out their constitutional duty without regard to party. We could of course have an insurrection carried out by the sitting members of The House and Senate, refusing to accept the results of a federal election, and then rediscover who the Government of the United States truly is. That would be too much like by the people for the people so such a path is totally out of the question.

    ooops forgot for a minute it’s football playoff season, as Emily Litella used to say, “Never mind”

    just let it all go to hell, and complain about it
    i have resolved to stop making any attempt to be nice and go along to get along, thusly a paraphrase for Patrick Henry’s famous line has been created. only to by used in personal conversation and in moments of confrontation.

    “Fear is the mind killer” which explains perfectly the state of our nation. A herd incapacitated by the fear of non-conformity. Do i hear the theme from the Jefferson’s tv show playing in the background? Movin on Up

    #149604
    zerosum
    Participant

    My AI is attempting to stop my posting.

    In your dream.
    Hate Election, 2024

    Hillary Clinton
    Liz Cheney
    Robert Kennedy Jr

    This is a plan to make sure Trump and Biden aren’t the next President.

    Kennedy could win a contingent election, a possible scenario where no presidential candidate gets 270 electoral college votes.” This is why RFK switched from running as a Democrat to an Independent.
    Congress would then be able to install their own President and Vice President if this happens.
    Hopefully you now see why @RobertKennedyJr is so dangerous.
    This could very well happen.

    • How Congress May Select Our Next President In 2024 (Laura Loomer)
    by https://
    twitter.com/LauraLoomer/status/1741316372229919173

    #149605
    zerosum
    Participant

    Is this democracy?

    They, (elites), are also directly attempting to manipulate election outcomes.
    It’s no longer a matter of influencing citizens with arguments or propaganda, they want to dictate the mechanics of the system; elevating themselves as the arbiters of who is acceptable as a candidate and who is not.
    ——–
    Every time you see “Pro-Palestinian Demonstrations”, remember that you are being manipulated to hate.
    Those demonstrations are for “Peace” and “Cease Fire”.

    Israel is operating a Palestinian ghetto/prison, (Gaza and West Bank).
    Israel is offering Voluntary migration by Palestinians who want to leave or stay in Gaza, (a death camp)
    ———-
    We become the evil we abhor. We consecrate the horror.

    The dark lusts of racial and ethnic supremacy, of vengeance and hate, of the eradication of those we condemn as embodying evil, are poisons that are not circumscribed by race, nationality, ethnicity or religion. We can all become Nazis. It takes very little. And if we do not stand in eternal vigilance over evil — our evil — we become, like those carrying out the mass killing in Gaza, monsters.

    https://
    scheerpost.com/2023/12/31/israels-genocide-betrays-the-holocaust/
    Chris Hedges: Israel’s Genocide Betrays the Holocaust
    December 31, 2023
    ———–
    I have no reason to hate or/and want to kill China and Russia.
    Why is the western news media trying to brainwash me?

    https://
    twitter.com/NuryVittachi/status/1741645151263699346
    • 10 Vital Quotes From The Late John Pilger (Vitacchi)

    John Pilger, the investigative anti-war journalist.
    ———

    #149606
    zerosum
    Participant

    (Links to Laura Loomer is not allowed)

    #149607
    John Day
    Participant

    Last night Wes mused:
    “Maybe as a result of the covid vax, more people will become wary of taking so many vaccines that we will in the long run end up becoming healthier?”

    Add vitamin-D, a vegetable garden and walking/biking.
    🙂

    #149608
    Oroboros
    Participant

    • Congressional Nincompoops Saddle The US With NATO Forever

    Dmitry Orlov in interview with Nimi at Dialog Works lays it out for even a NeoConJob numbskull

    NATO can’t Survive as an Organization | Dmitry Orlov

    #149609
    Oroboros
    Participant

    Courage in the present has faith in the future

    .

    #149610
    Oroboros
    Participant

    Footage of Jeffrey Epstein’s brother trying to get his records

    They ‘lost’ the records of a high profile prisoner ‘suicide’ death in a max jail cell.

    Sounds reasonable for New York Shitty

    #149611
    Oroboros
    Participant

    As if Californicate wasn’t already a cesspool of perversity and corpulent depravity, we have a teenager being sworn in as a lawyer in the ‘Golden State’

    .

    I regard lawyers as just about the sleaziest ‘occupation’ ever conceived, barely an iota above whores and child molesters.

    They are a Shrine to Lying

    It’s actually a Faith and a religion to them.

    In Californicate, you don’t need a lawyer degree to practice law, you just need to pass the bar exam.

    If you can do that you’re a lawyer, even if you are a pimple faced pubescent teenager.

    Lawyers lie for a living.

    They spend half their waking hours obfuscating the Truth for one client for money…

    …then spend the other half of their waking hours revealing the Truth for money, often times for the same client.

    Lawyers in Love

    #149612
    Oroboros
    Participant

    Lawyers in Love

    I can’t keep up with what’s been going down
    I think my heart must just be slowing down
    Among the human beings
    In their designer jeans
    Am I the only one who hears the screams
    And the strangled cries of lawyers in love?

    God sends his spaceships to America the beautiful
    They land at six o’clock and there we are, the dutiful
    Eating from TV trays
    Tuned into Happy Days
    Waiting for World War III while Jesus slaves
    To the mating calls of lawyers in love

    Ooh, sha-la-la, ooh
    Ooh, sha-la-la, ooh
    Ooh sha-la-la (Ah)
    Ooh sha-la-la

    Last night I watched the news from Washington
    The capital
    The Russians escaped while we weren’t watching them
    Like Russians will
    Now we’ve got all this room
    We’ve even got the moon
    And I hear the USSR will be open soon
    As vacation land for lawyers in love

    Ooh, sha-la-la, ooh
    Ooh, sha-la-la, ooh
    Ooh sha-la-la (Ah)
    Ooh sha-la-la

    #149613
    Oroboros
    Participant

    From the state of Duh’merica’s next installed ‘president’ Gruesome Newsom

    .

    #149614
    Bam_Man
    Participant

    “Lawyers in Love” – what a brutally prescient vision of what this nation has actually become. From 40+ years ago. Bravo, Jackson Browne.

    #149615
    phoenixvoice
    Participant

    Bird box studio Perspectives
    …and that is why when someone cannot see that it is a dangerous crocodile, and not a log, (or a poison injection, rather than a “stay well shot,”) the wise response is to shrug one’s shoulders and walk away. I tried to show what I could see to another.
    Seeing is believing…but, sometimes, we cannot see until we believe.

    #149616
    phoenixvoice
    Participant

    I think that a lot of the mental shenanigans that are occurring on the left are because a lot of these people have spent their lives perfecting the process of researching things that “authorities” state in one field or another, and then creating arguments based on authoritative material. In the process, they have become so adept at doing this that they have come to completely discount their own gut instincts, generative thought, and creative processes as well as the instincts of others. (This phenomenon is not something that only happens to “liberal types” — all humans are susceptible to this.). I noticed this during Covid, summer of 2021 when I shared my concerns about the vaccine with a couple of retired friends, and the spouse of one — a college professor — attempted to blow my concerns out of the water with platitudes derived from official sources. In his view, his sources — because they were “official” — negated my concerns because my concerns were not derived from authoritative sources, but rather from my own logic and observations and research into others’ logic and experience.

    #149617
    Oroboros
    Participant

    Political Insider Trading Index.

    OMG the Whore Pelosi barely made the Top Ten

    Just released the full report on politicians trading in 2023.

    Like every year since 2020, US politicians beat the market.

    And many in Congress made unusually timed trades resulting in huge gains.

    Here are the top performers of 2023.

    .

    #149618
    Oroboros
    Participant

    The Statue of Liberty photographed in Paris just before it was disassembled and shipped to New York. 1884.

    It should be dissembled again in New York Shitty and sent to Moscow where it would actually be relevant.

    .

    #149619
    Dr. D
    Participant

    “could someone please point to the Article or section of The Constitution of the United States of America where a political party or parties are assigned any powers or duties?”

    It’s right there in tilting towards needing 51% to be elected. Second part was that the Federal level was supposed to be nearly irrelevant, and they missed the basic problem when they believed each State would attempt to push their own President. Still, your sentiment is exactly that of George Washington and others, whose entire farewell address was based on it (aside from avoiding foreign wars) and was Ironically written by Hamilton, one of the foremost partisans.

    No sadly, the system sort of makes it inevitable, and I wouldn’t give a nickel for them to solve it: last time they did, they removed the States as a bulwark against the Feds, as they forced Senators to be directly elected (popular) instead of “Appointed” (sort of) by the States themselves.

    Now we have a two-party system run by the mob (def1) and both houses of Congress are elected by the mob (def2).

    Phoenix, yes, that is definitely so, and it’s part of the orientation of the minds, but also can be greatly enhanced over life by choosing one or the other, usually School. The part I can’t stop harping on is BY believing the authorities, they think they are “rebels”, “resisting” and being the anti-authorities. And by doing your own research you are a dangerous rebel who is resisting authority, but ALSO a person who believes anything they read on the internet, that is, a anti-rebel who loves authority, at the same time.

    Neither position makes any sense, and when pointed out, neither observation makes any impact. I don’t get it. If you want to just obey authority, fine, I understand, but…whut? You’re an anti-capitalist because you joined Disney and Nike?

    #149620
    John Day
    Participant

    @Phoenixvoice: I can see that you don’t gaslight so good.
    What’s wrong? Have you seen a thurpist ’bout this?
    Maybe you need a lobotomy?
    😮


    @Oroboros
    :Bearing with you…

    @Jackson Browne: I still miss you, Man.
    ;-(

    #149621
    Dr. D
    Participant

    “Harvard’s Gay Resigns Following New Allegations Of Plagiarism, Shortest Presidential Tenure In History”

    Yes!!! You really can “Pray the gay away”! Next problem: everyone around her is just as bad. Or they wouldn’t be there.

    Example of what that looks like, look at this NYT reading list I was following for another reason: https://www.nytimes.com/by/jennifer-szalai
    Every checkbox ticked, every time, for every article. Gets up in the morning, “Brasil” delivers “the latest thing” by pneumatic tube, and she sits down at a broken black and white typewriter and posts it. This is the kind of “rebel” we’re talking about here.

    #149622
    Celticbiker
    Participant

    Chris Hedges, Harvardidiot, still believes the Holyhoax. Even ole Larry Loomer knows thats a fantasy tale to mindfuck the goyim. When you build a gangster parasite empire on a foundation of lies…sooner or later, the whole rancid edifice falls apart. Now is later, even the gargantuan propaganda machine will not save it. Liars, thieves and murderers for 3000 years.

    #149623
    John Day
    Participant

    @Dora: Americans really voted against war in 1968, too.

    #149624
    zerosum
    Participant

    Slavyangrad posted information from Telegram channel Правда Шурави on the results of the Russian strikes over the last day.

    – Three warehouses and a hangar storing Harpoon anti-ship missiles and missile launcher were destroyed in Odessa.
    At this time, it is known for sure that a huge number of command posts with British and Polish military personnel have been destroyed.

    – There is no disaster in Kyiv. There is light, there is water, there is sewerage. The city authorities themselves turn off the electricity to create a nightmare for the people. Although there is no need for this. Everyone is frightened enough.

    – According to the reports from ground the SBU is chasing everyone who takes videos of the arrivals and recording the work of the air defense, as their missiles, leaving a contrail, are demolishing penthouses and higher floors of new multistorey buildings.

    – 8 “Kinzhals” were fired, hit all targets and destroyed the Patriot air defense system, underground warehouse with AtacMS missiles, and an underground command post of the Ukrainian Armed Forces. According to some reports, and the Turks confirm them, 9 generals were killed, one of them was Zaluzhny’s deputy.

    – In the Kharkov region, two Iris T air defense systems, 4 Gepard tanks, two command centers and about 65 officers were destroyed.

    – In the Kyiv region, in addition to the Patriot air defense system, 4 command centers and two hotels with mercenaries from Sweden, Denmark, Lithuania and Estonia were destroyed. More than 78 people were killed, about 1000 missiles for Iris T and NASAMS were destroyed in the Goloseevsky district of Kyiv.

    – A warehouse with Storm Shadow missiles was destroyed in Krapivnitsky. More than 25 missiles. Plus two SU-24 aircraft and a repair base.

    Posted by: Belle | Jan 2 2024

    #149625
    Maxwell Quest
    Participant

    “I noticed this during Covid, summer of 2021 when I shared my concerns about the vaccine with a couple of retired friends, and the spouse of one — a college professor — attempted to blow my concerns out of the water with platitudes derived from official sources.”

    Hey, phoenix, we’ve all been there. My favorite is when you tell them something and before the day ends you receive an email about how some fact-checking website has already debunked it. They don’t realize that fact checkers are just another layer of deception meant to trap those suckers who accidentally stumbled upon a glitch in the Matrix.

    But I found it interesting that the biggest vax proponents were the educated PMC’s. You know, the ones that became overnight virology experts by watching YouTube videos and taking online classes. They had all the answers, being lickspittle slaves to authority, knowing how to please teach for that A+. They reek of pride and self-assurance.

    Also, leading up to the plandemic, the establishment had put forth a great deal of effort to discredit the internet as being fringe, untrustworthy, and full of cockamamie conspiracy theories. Essentially, priming the public mind to shy away from non-authoritative sources in a crisis.

    My favorite example is from the 2011 movie Contagion, where Jude Law plays a sleazy internet vlogger who misleads his audience by steering them toward a snake-oil cure from forsythia. He is eventually exposed as a charlatan who was profiting from his false advice. Meanwhile, the authorities (politicians, scientists, big pharma, other “experts,” etc.) turn out to be the heroes by coming up with a vaccine in time to save humanity.

    #149626
    ezlxa1949
    Participant

    @Dr. D: “Don’t yo uhave your own problems in Britain and Australia without bothering with Donald Trump?”

    Too right we do, and I for one am utterly fed up and bored with talk and reports and analyses of the disorganised kindergarten of US politics. Trouble is, because Oz has hitched its wagon to the US oxen, we get dragged wherever the US goes.

    No need to worry, nothing will turn out all right.

    Gag.

    #149627
    WES
    Participant

    I think it is pretty obvious that in regards to the 2024 election we are all being slow cooked like frogs to the fact that Trump won’t be on on the 2024 voting ballot one way or another.

    The Uniparty clearly has everything under control. Biden isn’t worried by his low poll popularity numbers because that is not the poll that counts. It is the poll of the counters that counts.

    All Trump can do is expose the Uniparty corruption for the powerless American voters to (not) see.

    #149628
    Oroboros
    Participant

    Duh’merican Stryker Vehicle in Ukronaziland Winter Wonderland

    Wowie zowie, the MIC makes real crap that can’t handle winter on the steppes.

    Imagine how thiscarries over to other NATO=ZATOtard equipment.

    Not gonna make a hasty retreat with this turd of a vehicle

    Run, run….Kaboom

    Too late

    #149629
    Oroboros
    Participant

    Amber ALERT, Amber ALERT

    Empire of Lies military spokes-them / it / huh / what announces with baited breath the “REAL” threat to Duh’merica

    Hahahahahaahahahaha!

    Stop pussyhat, you’re killin’ me!

    #149630
    WES
    Participant

    Phoenixvoice is so correct in pointing out how supposedly well educate intelligent people constantly refer to “trusted” government controlled media as the final arbitrators of the “truth”.

    When one mentions that these “trusted” authorities are lying, the response is always “That is impossible! ,” ending all further discussion.

    In Canada, the final “Truth” authority is the CBC.
    In Australia, it is the ABC.
    In Britain, it is the BBC.

    All these people all simply refuse to believe how easy it is for their government to lie.

    #149631
    ezlxa1949
    Participant

    Taking the video of the Stryker vehicle at face value, we can see clearly the design principles behind Russian mobile equipment. Their country becomes a vast quagmire in the warmer months. Their civilian and military vehicles are designed to cope with this. Ukraine has splendid, deep soils for agriculture but not for military vehicles to churn up.

    Seems to me the Stryker would be very effective in Arizona. Maybe it should stay there.

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