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Trump ‘Honored’ By New Hampshire Win, Says Republican Party ‘Very United’ (Fox)
Israel Risks Dragging Egypt Into War (Blade)
Russia Will Do Everything to Integrate Egypt Into BRICS – Putin (Sp.)
UN Agency Says 570,000 People in Gaza Strip Face Dire Hunger (Sp.)
No Direct Threat From Russia – NATO (RT)
Germans Told To Prepare For Another War With Russia (RT)
Germany Can’t Afford Rearmament, Let Alone a ‘War’ With Russia (Sp.)
Davos Admits Possibility Of Ukraine Defeat (ZH)
Ukraine Spy Chief: Win “Not Even Conceivable” Without Mass Mobilization (ZH)
The German Establishment Wants To Ban AfD (Amar)
Pelosi’s J6 Committee Deleted Over 100 Encrypted Files (PB)
No One Is Safe in an Era of Kafkaesque Absurdity (Brooks)
Mayorkas Says Border Is Secure But Biden Says It Isn’t (MN)
Supreme Court Rules Texas Must Replace Barbed Wire With Giant Red Carpet (BBee)
Supreme Court Rules It’s Illegal For National Guard To Guard Nation (BBee)

 

 


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Trump ‘Honored’ By New Hampshire Win, Says Republican Party ‘Very United’ (Fox)

Former President Trump said he is “very honored” by his New Hampshire primary win Tuesday night, telling Fox News Digital that the Republican Party is “very united” behind his candidacy. Trump won the first-in-the-nation primary Tuesday night, defeating former South Carolina Gov. Nikki Haley. Trump also won the Iowa caucuses last week. During an exclusive interview with Fox News Digital shortly after the race was called, Trump said he was honored. “I’m very honored by the result,” Trump said. Trump also said he is “looking forward to going against the worst president in the history of our country.” New Hampshire – where independent voters who make up roughly 40% of the electorate can vote in either major party’s contest and have long played an influential role in the state’s storied presidential primary – was considered fertile ground for Haley.

And Haley spent plenty of time and resources in the state, securing the influential endorsement of popular Republican Gov. Chris Sununu. But Trump dominated for a second week in a row, cruising to victory in both critical early voting states. When asked if he felt Haley would suspend her campaign, he said, “I don’t know. She should.” “She should because, otherwise, we have to keep wasting money instead of spending on Biden,” Trump said. “If she doesn’t drop out, we have to waste money instead of spending it on Biden, which is our focus.” Trump, who was joined at a rally Monday night in New Hampshire by his former opponents who then endorsed him, including Sen. Tim Scott of South Carolina, entrepreneur Vivek Ramaswamy and Gov. Doug Burgum of North Dakota, said the party is united.

Florida Gov. Ron DeSantis suspended his campaign on Sunday and endorsed Trump. “The party is very united except for her,” Trump said. “The party is very united, and we’re looking forward to going against the worst president in the history of our country,” he said. But Haley, during a speech after the race was called, noted that she got close to half of the vote in New Hampshire. She said she is “the last one standing next to Donald Trump” and added that the race is “far from over.” “New Hampshire is the first in the nation, not the last,” Haley said. She is now looking ahead to South Carolina’s primary on Feb. 24.

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“..Netanyahu understands the importance of these strategic relations with Cairo and he will not damage those ties..”

Israel Risks Dragging Egypt Into War (Blade)

It’s been more than a hundred days since Israel kicked off its Iron Swords operation in Gaza following the bloody attack of October 7, when more than 1,200 Israelis were brutally murdered at the hands of Hamas militants. Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu vowed to punish those responsible for the massacre, which also left more than 5,000 people wounded. He further promised to eliminate the Islamic group that controls Gaza, and to de-militarize the enclave that has posed a threat to Israel’s security. But more than three months down the line, officials in West Jerusalem still seem to be scratching their heads over how to achieve those goals. The main challenge is the continuous flow of arms, technology, and money to Gaza, from which the militants of Hamas and the Palestinian Islamic Jihad continue to fire rockets. And Israel believes it is coming from the Sinai Peninsula, smuggled through the border via the so-called Philadelphi Route.

The term emerged in 1982 following the peace treaty between Israel and Egypt and the subsequent demarcation of the border. According to that agreement, both sides deployed troops on their respective sides along the 14km line, a move that promised stability and security. But several years later, in 1987, during the First Intifada, Palestinians started digging tunnels under the axis, through which they smuggled goods and weapons, as well as militants and money. By 2005, when Israel evacuated its 17 settlements from Gaza and handed over control of the axis to the Palestinian Authority, the Islamic group already had hundreds of such tunnels, and their numbers continued to grow – especially after Hamas seized power in the enclave in 2007. “Initially, Egypt didn’t exert any significant efforts into stopping that smuggling, simply because it brought a lot of economic benefits to both sides,” said Dr. Ely Karmon, a senior research scholar at The International Institute for Counter-Terrorism.

“It was during this time that Hamas boosted its arms arsenal, smuggling in weapons, money and technologies. It was also then, when Iranian and Hezbollah experts and technicians arrived in Gaza and taught Hamas engineers on how to develop their own industry,” he added. Then, in 2011, came the Arab Spring. The long-term ruler of Egypt, Hosni Mubarak, was deposed, and the radical elements in Sinai started rearing their heads. Terror attacks have become a regular phenomenon, especially after 2014, when Daesh (Islamic State/IS) took control over most jihadist groups on the peninsula, establishing the so-called Wilayat Sinai. “These groups were against the newly established government of President Abdel Fattah A-Sisi. They were targeting the army and killing civilians across the country, so Cairo came to realize that there was cooperation between Hamas and those terrorists and it decided to break that link,” said Karmon.

Over the years, Cairo exerted multiple efforts into fighting the threat emanating from Sinai. It boosted its military presence on the peninsula, launched counterterrorism operations, and flooded hundreds of tunnels that linked Gaza to Egypt. But experts in Israel believe not all the loopholes were eliminated. Even more so, they are still being used to smuggle militants, weapons, and potentially Israeli hostages. This is why in recent weeks, a number of Israeli politicians, including Netanyahu, have stated that the Philadelphi Route should be recaptured, with Israel establishing full control over the territory. Karmon maintains Israel has no intention of occupying the area. Instead, the idea is that his country would just beef up its military presence in the region to maintain security. “Recapturing the area would be very difficult to execute, simply because we have a peace agreement with Egypt. Of course, there are right-wing voices who are calling for the occupation of Gaza or the building of settlements there, but Netanyahu understands the importance of these strategic relations with Cairo and he will not damage those ties,” the expert asserted.

However, in Egypt some are still worried. Hany Soliman, executive director of the Arab Center for Research and Studies (ACRS) in Cairo, says Netanyahu’s words are backed by actions. These include negotiations with the Americans on the construction of an underground wall on the Egyptian side. The project, which promises to be 1km deep and 13km long, will be equipped with sensors and other technology, enabling digging to be detected, and as such deterring radicals from trying their luck. The project is set to be funded by the US. But the possibility of such an endeavor taking place depends largely on the will of the Egyptians, says Soliman, and they might not want to rush it. “Firstly, on the political and security levels, Egypt will not sign such a protocol, especially at a time when there is a lack of clarity on Israeli intentions and when there are concerns about Israeli attempts to pass and impose their displacement plan,” he said. “And, secondly, let’s not forget the Palestinian Authority. It has full rights to object to this project. They can claim that the occupation of the Philadelphi axis is inconsistent with the Oslo Accords and that it infringes on their sovereignty”.

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“During the Russian presidency of the BRICS this year, we will try to do everything possible for Egypt to effectively integrate into the work of the group..”

Russia Will Do Everything to Integrate Egypt Into BRICS – Putin (Sp.)

Russia expects that Egyptian President Abdel Fattah Sisi will attend the BRICS summit in Russia’s Kazan scheduled for later in the year, Russian President Vladimir Putin said on Tuesday. “We are waiting for you, dear Mr. Sisi, at the unification summit [of BRICS] in Kazan in October this year,” Putin said during the ceremony of the start of the construction of the fourth power unit of Dabaa nuclear power plant (NPP). Russia has planned more than 200 BRICS events, and Moscow expects that representatives of Egypt will take an active part in them, the president said. “New promising opportunities for building up our fruitful cooperation are opening up in connection with Egypt’s accession to the BRICS. I would like to emphasize that from the very beginning, Russia sincerely supported the desire of the Egyptian side to become a full member of this association. During the Russian presidency of the BRICS this year, we will try to do everything possible for Egypt to effectively integrate into the work of the group,” Putin said.

Russian President Vladimir Putin and Egyptian President Abdel Fattah Sisi launched on Tuesday the construction of the fourth power unit of the Dabaa nuclear power plant (NPP) in Egypt via videoconference. Pouring the first concrete into the foundation of the building where the nuclear reactor will be located means the start of the construction of the entire new power unit. After this, the project will be implemented to full capacity — all four blocks of the nuclear power plant will be built simultaneously. Speaking about the Palestinian-Israeli conflict during the launching ceremony, Russian President Vladimir Putin said that he is in constant contact with his Egyptian counterpart on the issue.

“And in general, Sisi and I are in constant contact … we regularly discuss all the most significant issues on the international and regional agenda for our countries. In particular, we exchange opinions and coordinate positions in connection with the tragic development of the situation in the Palestinian-Israeli conflict, and resolve issues of a humanitarian nature,” Putin said during the ceremony to launch the construction of the fourth power unit of the Dabaa nuclear power plant.

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“..catastrophic hunger. Intense fighting, access denials & restrictions + communications blackouts..”

UN Agency Says 570,000 People in Gaza Strip Face Dire Hunger (Sp.)

About 570,000 people in the Gaza Strip face dire hunger, and the work of humanitarian organizations is difficult due to access and communication problems, the UN Relief and Works Agency for Palestine Refugees in the Near East (UNRWA) said on Tuesday. “570,000 people in Gaza face catastrophic hunger. Intense fighting, access denials & restrictions + communications blackouts are hampering UNRWA’s ability to safely & effectively deliver aid. As risk of famine grows, UN calls for a critical increase in humanitarian access,” the UNRWA said on X . On October 7, 2023, Hamas launched a large-scale rocket attack against Israel from the Gaza Strip, while its fighters breached the border and opened fire on the military and civilians.

As a result, more than 1,200 people were killed in Israel and some 240 others were kidnapped. Israel launched retaliatory strikes, ordered a complete blockade of Gaza, and launched a ground invasion of the Palestinian enclave with the stated goal of eliminating Hamas fighters and rescuing the hostages. More than 25,000 people have been killed in Gaza so far as a result of the Israeli attacks, according to local officials. On November 24, Qatar brokered an agreement between Israel and Hamas for a temporary ceasefire and the exchange of some prisoners and hostages, as well as the delivery of humanitarian aid to Gaza. The truce was extended several times and expired on December 1.

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“At the same time, he stressed that the bloc nevertheless “closely monitors what Russia does”..”

No Direct Threat From Russia – NATO (RT)

NATO sees no threat from Russia toward any of its members, the US-led bloc’s Secretary General Jens Stoltenberg told reporters on Tuesday during a press conference in Brussels. His comments come as several countries, including Germany and the Baltic states, have raised concerns of a potential future Russian attack. Answering questions from journalists following the signing of major new investments in artillery ammunition productions, Stoltenberg stated that, “We don’t see any direct or imminent threat against any NATO ally.” At the same time, he stressed that the bloc nevertheless “closely monitors what Russia does” and has increased its “vigilance and presence in the eastern part of the alliance,” in order to prevent any attacks on allied nations.

Meanwhile, German news outlets have reported in recent weeks that Berlin was preparing for a scenario in which Russia launches an “open attack” on NATO as early as the summer of 2025 after securing a major victory in Ukraine. German Defense Minister Boris Pistorius also warned on Monday that his country should be ready to respond to a possible Russian attack even though there is no real threat as of now. “Deterrence is the only effective means of positioning oneself against an aggressor from the outset,” Pistorius told ZDF, calling on Germany and its NATO allies to commit to strengthening their military capabilities. Similar concerns have been voiced by other NATO members, such as Estonia, whose Prime Minister Kaja Kallas suggested last week that the bloc has three to five years to prepare for a possible direct confrontation with Russia.

Moscow has dismissed any claims that it intends to attack any NATO members as “complete nonsense,” with President Vladimir Putin arguing that Russia has “no geopolitical, economic … or military interest” in doing so. At the same time, the Kremlin has for decades voiced concerns that it was the US and its NATO allies’ continuous expansion to the east that posed an existential threat to Russia. Moscow has cited this expansion, which it believes threatens its national security, as well as the refusal to rule out Ukrainian NATO membership in the future, as some of the key reasons for launching its offensive against Kiev in February 2022.

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There are more EU countries that tell these absurd stories.

Germans Told To Prepare For Another War With Russia (RT)

Germany should be ready to respond to a possible Russian attack, Defense Minister Boris Pistorius has warned. He said that to prepare for such a scenario, Germany and its NATO allies must commit to strengthening their military capabilities. In an interview with German public broadcaster ZDF on Monday, the defense chief pointed out that while Germany is not currently under a direct threat of attack, the country should do its best to be prepared for it. If Germany wants to be ready for an attack “that you don’t know if and when it will occur, then that means you have to arm yourself – and that’s what we’re currently doing together with allies in NATO,” he explained.

Pistorius went on to say that “deterrence is the only effective means of positioning oneself against an aggressor from the outset” as it signals to a potential adversary that the target is capable of striking back. To achieve such a posture, however, Germany must have “a credible deterrent” and be able to “wage a war that is forced upon us,” he noted. Commenting on a potential scenario in which Russia attacked the Baltics, Pistorius remarked that Berlin was setting up its “Lithuania Brigade” specifically to address those concerns. The unit, composed of about 4,800 soldiers is expected to be ready by 2027 and will be the first German force to be permanently stationed abroad since World War II. Pistorius suggested that amid the Ukraine conflict it would take Russia at least several years to be ready for a full-scale offensive, and that Western countries should use the time to intensively arm themselves.

The German tabloid Bild reported earlier this month, citing a classified document, that Germany is preparing for a scenario in which Russia launches an “open attack” on NATO in mid-2025, following major victories in Ukraine. Moscow mocked the prediction as a “zodiac forecast.” Russian President Vladimir Putin has dismissed claims that Russia could attack NATO as “complete nonsense,” arguing that Moscow has “no geopolitical, economic… or military interest” in doing so. Still, the Kremlin has for decades voiced concerns about the US-led military bloc’s expansion towards Russian borders, viewing it as an existential threat.

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“Not only is Germany’s justification for rearmament in question but also the nation’s ability to afford it..”

Germany Can’t Afford Rearmament, Let Alone a ‘War’ With Russia (Sp.)

Germany must take into account the possibility of a military conflict with Russia and prepare for it over the next three-five years, Defense Minister Boris Pistorius told ZDF on January 22. He insisted that the German Bundeswehr armed forces should become “a credible deterrent,” and that a German combat brigade would be deployed in the Baltics to become “fully combat-ready” by 2027. In December, Pistorius signed an agreement for the permanent deployment of a Bundeswehr brigade to Lithuania. and announced that the reintroduction of compulsory military service in Germany is now on the table. Does Russia really present an imminent threat to German national security? “If you ask me, and if you ask most people in my party, the answer is unequivocally no,” Gunnar Beck, Member of the European Parliament for the Alternative for Germany (AfD) party who is currently Vice-President of the Identity & Democracy Group in the Parliament, told Sputnik.

“Ever since 1990, at the end of the Soviet Union, the Russian government has gone out of its way to intensify economic relations between Russia and Germany. We had extremely favorable energy contracts with Russia. And Russia was a growing export market for our agricultural and industrial goods. It’s due to our government’s policy, vis-a-vis Ukraine conflict that relations with Russia are now almost at an all time low. So, on the one hand, I think, German policy and EU policy has been a provocation. Nonetheless, I think that the Russian reaction to the sanctions in particular has been tough, but at the same time measured. So in my view, Russia is no immediate security threat to Germany. Categorically not.” Not only is Germany’s justification for rearmament in question but also the nation’s ability to afford it, according to Beck. German industry is in a dire state as a result of the government’s policies, he stressed.

“Germany currently finds itself in what is probably the most serious economic crisis since the Second World War,” Beck said. “The government’s policies (…) are affecting all leading branches of German industry, which is suffering from high inflation, lack of qualified labor, bureaucracy and high tax levels. As a result, our exports have declined significantly. So we are in crisis, and German industry, which has always been the backbone of German prosperity, in particular, is in crisis.” He listed three major reasons for the new talk of militarization: First, the German government’s energy and climate change policy; Second, unprecedented migration into Germany from outside Europe of unskilled workers and the astronomical cost to German public finances; Third, Germany’s policies on Ukraine and sanctions imposed on the Russian economy.

Berlin’s decision to follow Washington’s lead and slap sweeping sanctions on Russia has backfired on Germans on a much greater scale than on any of their Russian counterparts, according to the politician. “In my view, Germany is in no fit state economically and financially to embark upon a massive rearmament program,” Beck said. “If the German government seriously did so, the consequence would be a further significant worsening of the economic crisis. The only way to finance such rearmament would be through a complete reversal of all the other policies and massive remigration of migrants from Germany. The government has given no indication that it is prepared to do so. In other words, I think these declarations are probably largely symbolic. Germany simply cannot afford it.”

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“The situation is becoming undeniable and the fact that the elites are allowing discussion about a Ukraine loss suggests that defeat might be closer than we know..”

Davos Admits Possibility Of Ukraine Defeat (ZH)

In a move that would have been unthinkable a year ago, the WEF has formed a discussion panel at their annual Davos conference titled “What If Ukraine Loses?” The panel represents, at the very least, an admission by the globalists that Ukraine could be defeated by Russia despite the deluge of money, armaments and intel assets that Ukraine has been given access to by western governments.Since 2022, the narrative has shifted from talk of complete victory over Russia including the retaking of the Donbas and even Crimea, to merely holding the current front and keeping a steady supply of ammo and recruits. The realities on the ground cannot be denied. The long vaunted “counter-offensive” that was supposed to crush Russian forces was a complete failure. No significant ground was gained and no significant victories have been won. It was a considerable propaganda error to hype up the counter-offensive the way Ukraine did, because when it turned out to be a dud all their other claims quickly came under suspicion.

At the end of 2023, the average age of Ukrainian soldiers was older than 40 (compare this to the US where the average age is 27). Rumors out of Ukraine abound that most younger soldiers are dead and that collection teams (government enforcers) now prowl the streets of cities like Kiev. They search for and kidnap any fighting age men they find, only to send them to the front with little or no training. These are the kinds of stories that go mostly ignored by the wider western media. When they are mentioned, it is usually in support of the Ukrainian government, chastising people who don’t want to fight and die in a globalist proxy war as “draft dodgers.” The level to which journalists have acted as a propaganda arm of NATO and Ukraine has been grotesque, but it does help to explain why so many Americans and Europeans were deluded about the war for so long. All they have heard about for the past two years is that Ukraine is on the verge of imminent victory.

It’s simply not true. This is likely why the WEF is now forced to address the issue at Davos – The situation is becoming undeniable and the fact that the elites are allowing discussion about a Ukraine loss suggests that defeat might be closer than we know. The panel itself is largely made up of Ukrainian representatives who are there to spin the facts, not have a frank discussion about the realities in the trenches. Journalist Niall Ferguson seems to be the only member with a modicum of honesty on the panel, as he admits the situation in Ukraine has degraded dramatically. He does, however, join with the Ukrainians in admonishing the American public’s growing opposition to monetary and military support. The underlying message? If Ukraine loses, it will be your fault.

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Make peace you fools.

Ukraine Spy Chief: Win “Not Even Conceivable” Without Mass Mobilization (ZH)

“The shortage [of manpower] is palpable,” Ukraine’s military top spy chief, Lieutenant General Kyrylo Budanov, told Financial Times in a new interview, describing the most pressing situation facing the country after nearly two years of war.He warned that “it is not even conceivable to think that we can do without mobilization” — which reflects the consensus of the military’s leadership, and strongly points to staggering losses by the Ukrainian side, though an official running casualty count has never been revealed. Russia has also likely suffered immense losses, but can tap into much greater manpower and artillery, which is also allegedly being supplied from such nefarious actors as North Korea. As part of its report, FT has reviewed that Zelensky recently revealed that his army chiefs requested him “to mobilize about 400,000 to 500,000 new soldiers to replace those killed or wounded, and to rest those involved in the most intense fighting.”

Still, Budanov tried to paint an optimistic picture at a moment that even mainstream US press has lamented the current state of the war as a total failure and disaster for Ukraine: Ukrainian troops never managed to decisively breach Russia’s heavily fortified defences: the frontline remains almost the same as it looked a year ago. But Budanov maintains he was not wrong. “Although the original plans suggested something different, we kept our promise. This summer, our units repeatedly entered Crimea,” he said, referring to his commandos sneaking on to the peninsula to carry out raids on Russian bases. Not only have Ukrainian operatives done brief but ineffective raids into Crimea, but the last several weeks have seen stepped-up cross border drone and rocket attacks against Russian border regions, particularly targeting Belgorod city, resulting in dozens of casualties over months of sporadic waves of strikes.

Many war analysts have looked upon these attacks on Russian territory as a sign of increasing desperation. The Ukrainian strikes have been focused on civilian areas of Belgorod, and have little or no strategic value, but is more an act of ‘revenge’ and perhaps part of seeking to impose a “cost” on the Russian population in hopes of pressuring the Putin government. Kiev has been mulling a new mass mobilization since at least December, when media reports first cited Zelensky as saying, “This is a serious number,” while explaining further he has to look at more arguments to support this direction.” He added at the time, “I need concrete information on what will (then) happen with the one-million military of Ukraine,” according to The Kyiv Independent.

Any new mass mobilization is likely to be met with fierce pushback among the population and some government officials. Already there have been signs of fracture within the government over what to do as it’s increasingly clear Ukrainian forces are ‘losing’ – especially in manpower, arms, and ammo. Zelensky’s security services and military recruiters have also been accused of abusing their power under martial law, also amid allegations of corruption, with The New York Times having previously reported Ukrainian army recruiters have become “increasingly aggressive in their efforts to replenish the ranks, in some cases pulling men off the streets and whisking them to recruiting centers using intimidation and even physical force.” There have even been reports of men with diagnosed mental disabilities being subjected to attempted drafts. Currently, men ages 18-60 may be mobilized and still have no right to leave Ukraine, per the stipulations under martial law.

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On its way to first place.

The German Establishment Wants To Ban AfD (Amar)

With really bad ideas, you can often ask two pertinent questions. First, why will it not work? Second, why would it be harmful if it did? That rule holds in Germany, where the really bad idea of banning the party Alternative für Deutschland (AfD) is currently getting much debate. The background of this debate is simple. Founded a decade ago, the AfD has established itself as a lasting feature of the political landscape. A populist right-wing party (roughly comparable to, for instance, the Austrian FPÖ), it brings together politicians and voters across a spectrum of positions. In the AfD, this spectrum ranges from very solidly conservative to far right. Still comparatively small, the AfD is significant. With currently just over 40,000 members, it holds 78 of 736 seats in the Bundestag, the central parliament in Berlin.

Importantly, it is also well-represented in 14 of 16 regional parliaments, where it occupies 242 seats of 1898 (for all regional legislatures taken together). In terms of its impact on national debates, it clearly punches far above this quantitative weight. Most importantly, however, the AfD is on a roll, on both the central and regional levels. If Germans were to vote for the Bundestag now – and thus in effect the chancellor’s office – the AfD would net 23%. That can be compared with the traditional center-left SPD, leading the hapless coalition government, at 14%. All parties from the ruling coalition (SPD, Greens, and the market-liberal FDP) together muster just 31% approval. On the regional level, the picture is largely the same, with particularly pronounced AfD advances in the area of the former East Germany.

For the Land of Brandenburg, for instance, a poll has the AfD in the lead with 28%, easily beating both the CDU mainstream conservatives (18%) and the SPD (17%). Adding insult to injury, AfD co-leader Tino Chrupalla is also surpassing the SPD’s Chancellor Olaf Scholz on the personal-popularity scale, which is admittedly a low bar, as Scholz has managed to become one of the most disliked German politicians ever. No wonder that Germany’s under-qualified and somewhat hysterical minister of the economy, Robert Habeck, in whose head all of Russia seems to live rent-free, is publicly hallucinating that the AfD wants to make Germany like Russia. (The irony is, of course, is that with Habeck’s own mismanaged ministerial portfolio, quite a few Germans would welcome having Russia’s growth rates.)

Such rhetoric, as well as the timing of when the idea of an AfD ban is being floated, betrays the fact that the attempt to popularize the idea of outlawing the AfD is an opportunistic response to its increasing electoral clout, which of course cannot be openly admitted. So, those in favor of a ban argue that the AfD is an extremist party. But crucially here, extremism has a specific, legally (and narrowly) defined meaning. According to the German Constitution (Article 21.2), the Constitutional Court (and only that court) can prohibit a party when it substantially endangers the constitutional order of the Federal Republic or its existence itself. An important and often overlooked caveat, is it is not enough for a party to display hostility to the constitutional order. A prohibition is only an option if the party does so in an “active-combative, aggressive manner,” as Germany’s Ministry of the Interior puts it.

Only two parties have ever been banned, a far-right one in 1952 and a far-left one in 1956. Other attempts to proscribe parties (or to be precise, the same party) have also failed twice: In 2003 and again in 2017, the Constitutional Court refused to outlaw the very far-right NPD (Nationaldemokratische Partei Deutschlands).

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Half the “evidence” is gone. How convenient.

Pelosi’s J6 Committee Deleted Over 100 Encrypted Files (PB)

It has been confirmed that the House Select Committee on Jan. 6 deleted more than 100 encrypted files from their investigation just days before Republicans gained control of the House. The House Administration Committee’s Oversight Subcommittee, chaired by Republican Barry Loudermilk of Georgia, is conducting an inquiry into January 6, 2021. The panel is looking at the security shortcomings that day, as well as the “actions” of the previous select committee investigating the Capitol riot. Loudermilk told Fox News Digital last week that his inquiry has entered a “new phase” with increased backing from House Speaker Mike Johnson (R-LA) who has pledged extra resources to the panel’s investigation. According to sources familiar with Loudermilk’s investigation, the former J6 select committee, chaired by Rep. Bennie Thompson (D-MS) was required by House rules to turn over all documents from its investigation to the new, GOP-led panel after Republicans took control of the House of Representatives following the 2022 midterm elections.

According to Fox News Digital, Thompson promised Loudermilk that the J6 select committee would give over four terabytes of archival material, but the new committee got just around two terabytes. Loudermilk’s committee hired a digital forensics outfit to search hard drives for material they were not provided. According to people familiar with the investigation, the forensics team discovered 117 files that had been erased and encrypted. The sources revealed that the files were erased on January 1, 2023, just days before Thompson’s staff was scheduled to transmit the material to the new committee. The forensics team has successfully retrieved all 117 deleted and encrypted files. Loudermilk is now requesting answers and passwords to get access to the material. Loudermilk issued to Thompson asking access to his forensic team’s retrieved digital data.

“As you acknowledged in your July 7, 2023 letter, the Select Committee to Investigate the January 6th Attack on the United States Capitol (Select Committee) did not archive all Committee records as required by House Rules,” Loudermilk wrote. “You wrote that you sent specific transcribed interviews and depositions to the White House and Department of Homeland Security but did not archive them with the Clerk of the House.” Loudermilk added that Thompson “claimed that you turned over 4-terabytes of digital files, but the hard drives archived by the Select Committee with the Clerk of the House contain less than 3- terabytes of data.” The Republican Congressman said that after doing a forensic study of the data and archived hard drives, he was able to retrieve “numerous digital records from hard drives archived by the Select Committee.”

“One recovered file disclosed the identity of an individual whose testimony was not archived by the Select Committee,” Loudermilk wrote. “Further, we found that most of the recovered files are password-protected, preventing us from determining what they contain.” Loudermilk requested that Thompson provide him “a list of passwords for all password-protected files created by the Select Committee” so that his committee could “access these files and ensure they are properly archived.” Meanwhile, the congressman sent letters to the White House general counsel and the General Counsel of the Department of Homeland Security, asking for “unedited and unredacted transcripts” of White House and DHS testimony before the old select committee. Loudermilk’s committee is aware that transcripts of these interviews exist, but claims they were not given over by the Thompson-led investigation.

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“..the man Americans elected as the 45th president—and his team members—has been subjected to more bizarre allegations, secret investigations, partisan impeachments, preposterous indictments, and prejudiced legal proceedings than even Kafka could have imagined..”

No One Is Safe in an Era of Kafkaesque Absurdity (Brooks)

“Someone must have been telling lies about Josef K., he knew he had done nothing wrong but, one morning, he was arrested.”—Franz Kafka, “The Trial.”

In Kafka’s early-20th-century novel, a reputable bank clerk is caught up in a prosecutorial nightmare. The story of Josef K. begins when court authorities suddenly arrive at his residence to tell him he’s to be indicted, but they can’t or won’t explain the exact nature of the charges against him. Josef K.’s accusers leave him with feelings of apprehension and anxiety. Throughout the novel, he struggles to defend himself within a hostile and complex legal process. At the end of the story, he’s led away to a summary execution. During the entire ordeal, the accused never really understands the reasons behind his mysterious prosecution. This dark story about the destruction of an innocent man led to the term “Kafkaesque” entering the English language as a way to describe situations in which honorable people are threatened by unfounded allegations. Kafka had a special talent for identifying the convergence between reality and absurdity.

A hundred years after “The Trial” was first published, the West has descended into an era in which absurd allegations are the new normal. In the Rainbow Reichs of the woke, witch hunting has become the order of the day.
One of the most notorious Kafkaesque events in modern history developed around the unforeseen political success of President Donald J. Trump.Over recent years, the man Americans elected as the 45th president—and his team members—has been subjected to more bizarre allegations, secret investigations, partisan impeachments, preposterous indictments, and prejudiced legal proceedings than even Kafka could have imagined. President Trump has endured some of the most savage and desperate partisan assaults in U.S. history. Despite it all, he has retained the loyalty of legions of ordinary citizens and is the leading candidate for reelection in 2024. Individuals throughout North America are praying that President Trump’s landslide victory in Iowa will lead to a decisive victory for the “Make America Great Again” movement.

[..] Few drag queen story hours feature the novels of Kafka, but the author’s insights remain valuable. Kafka understood that corrupt authorities have the capacity to ruin almost anyone they disapprove of. “The Trial” shows how Orwellian legal institutions can isolate individuals, make them appear guilty, and render them helpless. So far, President Trump has overcome the moral failures of the American judicial system, and he has an excellent chance of winning back the White House in 2024. Donald T. isn’t likely to suffer the same fate as Kafka’s Josef K. Francine C.’s future is considerably less certain. Without political support, financial resources, and professional help, challenges to the left by intrepid citizens are unlikely to continue. That’s why the suffocating nature of our Kafkaesque culture must be forthrightly resisted by honorable men and women.

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“The president’s been clear, he’s been clear that we need to move on the border, he needs resources to deal with the situation at the border.”s

Mayorkas Says Border Is Secure But Biden Says It Isn’t (MN)

During the White House press briefing Monday, a reporter asked Press Secretary Karine Jean-Pierre to explain why Joe Biden and DHS head Alejandro Mayorkas give conflicting answers when asked if the border is secure or not. As we highlighted, last Friday Biden admitted that the border is not secure and stated that has has not believed it has been secure for a decade, despite the fact that Mayorkas has stated and testified multiple times that he believes the border is secure. “On Friday, President Biden said that he does not believe the border is secure, which is different from what Secretary Mayorkas has testified multiple times on the hill, why do they have two different views of the security of the border?” the reporter asked during Monday’s briefing.

Jean-Pierre used the tired excuse that Biden is waiting on Congress to provide more funding for border security. “The president’s been clear, he’s been clear that we need to move on the border, he needs resources to deal with the situation at the border. That’s why they’re having this conversation at the Senate, on the senate level and that’s why he’s asking for more resources,” Jean-Pierre said, adding “There’s an issue at the border, we need to deal with it and we have to act now. There’s an urgent need to act now.” The claim that Biden is waiting for funding for more security is laughable considering that he is ordering Border Patrol to actively take down barriers erected by Texas state authorities and the National Guard:

Elsewhere during the briefing Monday, Fox News reporter Peter Doocy pointed out that “authorities in Fairfax County, Virginia, ignored an ICE detainer. They released an illegal immigrant from Honduras, who was charged with sexually assaulting a Virginia minor and production of sexual abuse material.” He then asked Jean-Pierre “Doesn’t that go to show that, as record numbers of people appear at the border, you guys have no idea what kind of people are coming into this country?” Jean-Pierre, of course, denied the charge and again blamed Congress. She also claimed that Biden has recently visited the border, when in reality he hasn’t been there for over a year, and even that only visit was little more than a pit stop.

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“..It says that in the Constitution somewhere. Like, in Section 3 Article B or whatever.”

Supreme Court Rules Texas Must Replace Barbed Wire With Giant Red Carpet (BBee)

In yet another 5-4 decision, the United States Supreme Court has ruled that Texas must remove all barbed wire along the border and replace it with a massive, plush red carpet. “How will migrants be able to get in the country if there’s barbed wire in the way?” said a visibly confused Justice Sotomayor. “They might get hurt! An elegant red carpet makes much more sense. It’s soft and red and can helpfully point the way to gaps along our border and make our new migrants feel welcome. It says that in the Constitution somewhere. Like, in Section 3 Article B or whatever.”

The border patrol responded to the ruling immediately and is now hard at work cutting gaps in the barbed wire fence and rolling out a red carpet across the border. “Hooo boy! This is just like in the Hollywood picture shows!” said one officer while rolling out a carpet for a small band of Al Qaeda operatives and Somali pirates. “Welcome to America, friends! You’re all stars to us!” The ruling also specified that migrants be supplied with limousines, bodyguards, and expensive gift bags filled with face creams and jewelry. “It’s the least we could do,” said Justice Ketanji Brown Jackson. “It says that in the fourth paragraph of the 38th Amendment, I’m pretty sure.” At publishing time, Texas Governor Greg Abbott had desperately attempted to deter migrants by lining the red carpet with bear traps.

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“Texas is being ordered to open its border completely and let millions of people flood the state and the rest of the country until everything Americans hold dear is left a smoldering ruin..”

Supreme Court Rules It’s Illegal For National Guard To Guard Nation (BBee)

In a 5-4 decision, the Supreme Court has ruled that it’s now illegal for the Texas National Guard to guard Texas or the nation. “Using the National Guard to guard the nation is an egregious misuse of the National Guard,” wrote Justice Ketanji Brown Jackson, who sided with the majority. “When the federal government has decreed that the nation not be guarded so that millions of illegal immigrants will swarm the border and settle in cities across the nation to swing the 2024 presidential election for Biden, states have no right to disobey that decree by guarding their states.” As a result of the ruling, Texas is being ordered to open its border completely and let millions of people flood the state and the rest of the country until everything Americans hold dear is left a smoldering ruin. “It’s the compassionate thing to do,” said Jackson. At publishing time, the government had asked the National Guard to return to its normal task of fighting endless foreign wars.

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    Nicolas de Staël Paris la nuit 1954   • Trump ‘Honored’ By New Hampshire Win, Says Republican Party ‘Very United’ (Fox) • Israel Risks Dragging E
    [See the full post at: Debt Rattle January 24 2024]

    #151031
    Veracious Poet
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    I’m so looking forward to this year’s State Of The Union Empire Show, aren’t y’all?

    Here’s a recap of last year’s award winning event!

    Nothing’s Gonna Stop Us Now ~ The Big Guy

    #151032
    Dr. D
    Participant

    Sen. Bernie Sanders (I-VT) [who is Jewish himself] has proposed a resolution to potentially freeze U.S. military aid to Israel and mandate the Biden administration to investigate war crimes in the Gaza Strip.”

    Good on Bernie. Every prop and accolade. He needs to round up his associates, the Squad and get them to veto all Democratic business until the DNC whip complies.

    Speaking of blinding white racists:
    “The Forgotten Story of America’s First Black Superstars
    In the 1920s US, glamorous, funny black female singers were the blues’ first – and revolutionary hitmakers.” BBC Culture · 11 min

    Except for all the Black superstars going back before 1922, there weren’t any black superstars or representation in America in 1922. …Except the superstars of course. Who exist, but also don’t exist. They exist then, but not now of course, as we are miles behind 1922 in Civil Rights, correct?

    Okay, you win: America isn’t racist. Hasn’t been since 1922. According to the BBC fixing the record.

    “ZH Geopolitical Week Ahead: Brushfires Becoming Raging Wildfires That Biden Can’t ‘Manage’

    They don’t want to “Manage” it, they want a Third World War of all against all to emotional exhaustion. Only then will the common people adore their angel of light and his church when they trot him out. Lo! All the wars and problems are settled! ….When they stop paying trillions to cause it, liquidating whole companies like Disney, Bud, Google, and CNN to do it.

    “”Texas Will Not Back Down”: Gov. Abbott Slams Supreme Court Order, Reportedly Installs More Razor Wire”

    …Aaaaaaaaand that’s your Civil War, right there. Two governments, issue opposing orders, and each issues armed men to enforce them. If a court “Settles” it, no one listens to them.

    But isn’t that what the Left said? You don’t have to listen to the Supreme Court if Barrett is on it. You win!

    It is between those of us who love this country and a fringe minority who hates the United States of America.”

    He’s got a great way with words.

    Kash vid is: the called to ask if they canceled the illegal FBI censorship contracts that are a human right violation. Of course not. All the companies are still getting paid to censor all political speech according to the preferences of the FBI.

    …Oh and no rules, no oversight. Not Congress, not public. Just “Whatever they want.”

    Every American needs to watch this and retweet it so that all can see and understand the stakes of the 2024 election.”

    I mean yes? But when Trump’s elected he’ll also do nothing just like he did last time, and like every other Republican does, as per the several committees right now? 3 years of Wray and Mayorkas, zero impeachments of Biden officials. $30M in bribes, culminating in world war? Zero impeachments of Biden. That’s what Republicans are for, and why they exist: ask Gingrich.

    “Arizona Republican Party chair Jeff DeWit” election tampering, a felony, using bribery, a felony. Zero charges or impeachments.

    “Trump ‘Honored’ By New Hampshire Win, Says Republican Party ‘Very United’ (Fox)

    Huh. I had not thought of that, but he’s right. First time, he was the designated loser, as ordered by Hillary and her “Pied Piper” plan with Podesta (Wikileaks facts). GOP was 100% behind him to lose. Last time, he was fought quite diligently, with the entire GOP organization refusing to spend a nickel, and also in the midterm, attacking him more than the Democrats at every turn. So he’s right, this is the first time the Party is nearly done consolidating under a “Populist” (meaning aligned with the people’s needs and wishes) plan with certain platform planks I won’t go into here, but basically peace and prosperity, jobs and business.

    “noted that she got close to half of the vote in New Hampshire.”

    Apparently not, 30%. Can’t stop lying. And I don’t like to pick on people’s appearance, but her interview with that guy asking about veterans yesterday was disturbing. I’m like, is there something wrong with her? She looks disturbing and awful. A skeleton-vulture with weird motions as if she’s only imitating a human and isn’t one. Like Ann Coulter, same thing.

    “• Israel Risks Dragging Egypt Into War (Blade)”

    They didn’t “Risk” it, they specifically attempted to create it. What do you think driving all 2M Gazans into Egypt against both their wills would be?

    Apparently Israel continues to lose everywhere, after retreating from Gaza city, and lost more tanks around the new hospitals they’re shelling because Hamas was waiting for them. IDF are trying to leave, refuse orders, retire. I don’t blame them: what are we doing here? And won’t I be on the hook for war crimes? Either legally or when I sleep at night? I too was “just born” here in Israel, service is mandatory, and now I’m in the exploded streets of Gaza shooting children? …Sounds like Vietnam.

    “Russia Will Do Everything to Integrate Egypt Into BRICS – Putin (Sp.) “

    Their first attack on BRIICS was Africa, which was so stupid it was shut down before it started. So they moved a few miles north, to “Africa”, where they made a second offensive attack on BRIICS again. Seen this way, it all makes sense and is predictable. they think one of the core weights is Iran, which is why they surrounded it. “IT” is the “World Island” of Asia, and “IT” is MacKinder. Who is surrounding it and promoting these plans? London. The Anglos.

    “Stoltenberg stated that, “We don’t see any direct or imminent threat against any NATO ally.”

    Oh good. Then you can disband like in 1994 and save us a ton of money.

    ““Deterrence is the only effective means of positioning oneself against an aggressor from the outset,” Pistorius told ZDF,”

    Yes, we saw that from the NeoCons already. We have to attack Iraq so we won’t have to attack Iraq. And attacking them causes peace to break out.

    I said that was Stoooopid, and they were totally wrong, boy is there egg on my face now! That Iraq, F-Stan thing went great and nothing but peace anywhere now! They are both solid allies and the nations are prosperous and happy. You have my full, heart-felt sincere apology for ever doubting you.

    “Germans Told To Prepare For Another War With Russia (RT)

    Um. They know that they LOST every war with Russia, right? So every German who hears this then thinks…??? Yes, that the leadership of Germany needs to leave as soon as possible.

    “Germany Can’t Afford Rearmament, Let Alone a ‘War’ With Russia (Sp.)

    “Afford” has nothing to do with it. Your money means nothing to me. They don’t have the “Steel”, “Explosives”, “Neon”, “Titanium”, “Chips”, or “Energy” to make a “Rearmament”. Thanks to you morons erasing every factory and stopping every worker so there is no manufacturing experience or expertise.

    “a German combat brigade would be deployed in the Baltics to become “fully combat-ready” by 2027.”

    Otherwise known as “Hostages”. The Baltics are NOT BIG ENOUGH to stop Russia, even if every NATO soldier and weapon on earth was inside them. Duh. I know you’re illiterate but I thought you could read a map, since it’s in pretty pictures.

    Beck’s quote there is highly measured and accurate. “So we are in crisis, and German industry, which has always been the backbone of German prosperity, in particular, is in crisis.”

    Since most things there rest on that foundation, Germany is nearly dead. Their only option is to “leave” NATO and the EU and rejoin with Russia. They won’t SAY that, but the events will happen, and slowly over 10 years you’ll see it in direct and perfect hindsight. The question is when will it break, but it won’t be obvious event, and the existing parties are already overrun.

    Speaking of, Armstrong interview — who speaks mostly to high-level people — said that the Anglos hushed Germany and told them to eat it because they were running a gas pipeline from Nigeria to Germany. YGTBFKM. How’s that working out for you? Africa look like it’s in the bag for total Anglo control and cheap gas? Ready to pipe up and defect yet? And Nigeria? Why not the South Pole, it’s closer. AND you’ll be beholden to Italy.

    “Davos conference titled “What If Ukraine Loses?”

    With these deniers, that means they’ve already lost. So did they come up with anything? Because there’s nothing to come up with.

    “Germany, where the really bad idea of banning the party Alternative für Deutschland (AfD) is currently getting much debate.”

    Is that like the DNC plan of 1) Banning all GOP candidates and 2) Banning all DNC candidates who aren’t Biden? No, literally. Then we can “Save Democracy”. Everyone knows we have the best Democracies with one candidate and one party, and the freest, most secure elections that way. Look at Saddam and the USSR! Stalin is our goal and poster child, and the NY Times said they support and prefer this North Korean administrative and election style.

    “extremism has a specific, legally (and narrowly) defined meaning. According to the German Constitution”

    Same here. So the party that is pro-Constitution in both word and deed – that is, “The Law” — is considered the “extremist” party, while the one against the Constitution and everything written in it are the…I dunno, Normals? The “Norms-based order”? We haven’t followed the Constitution in 100 years, that’s Normal, and we’re not going to start now!

    #OppositeLand. Words have meanings. That’s why the first thing they attack is the language itself. That’s your tell right there. They are against Reason and Logic or that wouldn’t be necessary, and certainly not as the very first act.

    “Constitutional Court refused to outlaw the very far-right NPD”

    Are they actually far-right, or being Europe are they about as far right as the DNC moderates, Blue-Dog Democrats?

    Wiki: “The Homeland has recently[when?] supported the green movement.” Yes, sounds very NeoNazi. “The NPD’s economic program promotes social security for Germans and control against plutocracy. They discredit and reject the “liberal-capitalist system”. Oh noes.

    “Voigt envisions future collaboration and continued friendly relations with other nationalists and European nationalist parties.” That is, they’re fine with the French being French, or the Dutch being Dutch. Live and let live. The horror. If only they would invade Iraq and kill 6 Million in order to make them a “Liberal Democracy” like we are would it be safe.

    “The Homeland …frequently criticizing the policies and activities of Israel.” Oh noes. You mean when they jail children for years without trial, or maybe kill 10,000 women and children at a pop? Clearly the enemy.

    I dunno Wiki, maybe that’s true but you’re not making a very strong case here.

    “• Pelosi’s J6 Committee Deleted Over 100 Encrypted Files (PB)

    Stop d—ing with me. The Internet is forever. Not all copies are missing, and they just made it easier to go find the originals of what they’re most afraid of and is most damaging to them.

    Same as all the other 10000 records, Seth Rich, Assange, Mueller, Hillary, over and over and over. It’s in the NSA, as they are sweeping the Cisco routers in every closet. Go ask. Don’t tell you don’t have it: you do. Like the “Comey” docs all precisely misspelled “Corney” with “Find and Replace”? Like 100x we do FOIA, and they say there are no records, no “Comey” gentleman ever worked for us, ever in 100 years, and then go, “Oh THAAAAAT Comey! Yeah, we have ONE record on it. No two. No, more than two. No, 10,000. But not the one you’re looking for.”

    And no one is arrested, because: Republicans. They approve every budget increase because: Limited Government.

    “President Trump has endured some of the most savage and desperate partisan assaults in U.S. history.”

    Okay, fine. What I want to know is, when the 10,000th allegation is ALSO false, why does the 10,001st still work perfectly? What’s going on there? Because I would like to stop bringing it up as much as you would like to stop hearing it.

    “That’s why the suffocating nature of our Kafkaesque culture must be forthrightly resisted by honorable men and women.”

    We don’t have any of those, that’s why it’s widely supported. What makes you “moral” and “honorable”? Referring to something outside yourself, i.e. “Religion.” If you are self-referential, all men can justify all actions they wish to themselves, and do. Bombing 10,000 women and children is “Self defense” and I’m the victim.

    #151033
    oxymoron
    Participant

    VP – thanks I nearly peed the bed. just so many layers going on.

    #151034
    The Markster
    Participant

    Appreciate the Trump speech in New Hampshire, but still neither sure of who I will vote for, nor if the Kafkaesque powers that be will allow a peasant vote such as mine to count. Orlov says the US plebiscite is meaningless at this stage in the ongoing slowmo imperial/industrial collapse we are all living through, and I tend to believe the man. With all viable candidates in the Zionist camp, for me it is a choice between putting bioweaponry and corporate fascism (Kennedy) or weaponized DC Uniparty monsters (Trump) at the top of the issues list.

    But increasingly it feels like a pointless side show, a distraction from what could really help. Corruption and careerism and cowardice reigns at all levels of government in this country; at least in blue states like here in Oregon, there are very few of any beacons of hope at the federal, state, county or city levels.

    I get the same sick feeling in my stomach from parts of that Trump speech that I get all the time when reading the stories on Zerohedge, etc. The US is no longer in a position to either “allow” or disallow China or Iran or Russia to do or not do anything they want. We have already squandered any.moral authority and any position as benevolent global actor that we may have once had, and are just now in the painfully slow process of waiting for the other shoe to drop. Like something from Sun Tzu, it feels like the best way forward would be to take a step back, but the US Imperial Machine has no neutral or reverse gear.

    I will pray that the disruptors and Lake and Trump and Kennedy types will have some impact, but try like many others to make movement in the things I can control on a local scale instead. There was a standing room-only crowd at our small town city council meeting last night, and 90% of the speakers were 180 degrees off from the consensus of the politicians. Eventually, there will be a mass of suc events that will turn the page, but will we still have the integrity and decorum to work together on solutions instead of just tearing each other down? What forces can arouse such things in a mob of justifiably angry people?

    I’ll shut up now, don’t wanna go all Dr. D and n your asses. Be well my TAE brothers and sisters!

    ✌️♥️☮️

    #151035
    Red
    Participant

    integrity | ɪnˈtɛɡrɪti |
    noun [mass noun]
    1 the quality of being honest and having strong moral principles: a gentleman of complete integrity.

    #151036
    Celticbiker
    Participant

    If you replace a straight line with a TV…..humans are no different than chickens.

    #151037
    zerosum
    Participant

    Secrets are required by liars

    ————
    Trudeau was wrong about covid and the vaccine.
    Trudeau was wrong to refuse a meeting with the truckers. (Freedom Convoy)
    Trudeau was wrong not to admit that he was wrong.
    Trudeau is wrong to abuse the Emergency Act.
    Trudeau is wrong.
    About the use of Power
    About Ukrainian war
    About the Nazis
    About Israel war
    About genocide
    About Insulting China
    About insulting India
    About Peace and Prosperity
    About choosing his friends.
    About truth, lies, misinformation, manipulation, foreign influence, absurd stories/ absurd allegations.
    Trudeau is wrong and so are the MSM wrong.
    People need to hear an apology for the wrong that they did to the people.
    ———–
    Democracy
    People power/control was handed to Trudeau to help the people.
    Trudeau misused/abused the People Power/control.
    Elections will remove the People Power/control and be given to someone else.
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    excess deaths
    “you have to be really stupid to not see the correlation!” Dr. Augusto Zimmermann


    ———–
    DR. PIERRE KORY: “We’re Witnessing a Humanitarian Catastrophe Unleashed By These Vaccines”


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    #151038
    poppie
    Participant

    The Markster speaks for me. I wish to add that I am starting to agree with others that the current system must fail forward. I do think we can affect that by bringing the fail threshold to meet them. Conduct yourself accordingly.

    #151039
    Figmund Sreud
    Participant

    And so, it’s all about Trump, … yet another round, once again!

    … from my in-Box this a.m. (via TD WebBroker)

    David Rosenberg: What another Trump term could mean for markets

    Former President Donald Trump may well have created a chaotic environment within his administration, but there is no doubt that his four years in the White House from 2016 to 2020 juiced up investors’ “animal spirits.”
    Who knows what his economic vision is going to be, assuming he emerges victorious this coming November, but what we do know is that:
    • He measures his success by the direction of the equity market.
    • He will use executive order to deregulate.
    • He doesn’t give a hoot about fiscal deficits and is sure to boost spending and either extend his prior tax cuts or reduce them even further, especially for businesses (Trump added US$8 trillion to the national debt in his four years… he is a classic fiscal expansionist).
    • He had no problem pursuing a soft U.S. dollar policy.
    • Tariffs and other trade protectionist initiatives are sure to rear their heads (little difference from Joe Biden here).
    • He loves inflation and low interest rates (he is, after all, a real estate guy).
    • He has made no bones about getting rid of Jay Powell at the Federal Reserve.
    No wonder gold did so well in his previous tenure, especially in his last two years when the yellow metal soared nearly 50%. True to form, in his first two years in office, the total return in the S&P 500 was 23%, even with a ton more volatility. The combination of the tax cuts and the Fed’s tightening program caused a bear flattener in the Treasury market – when short-term interest rates rise faster than long-term interest rates – and moderately negative returns. But the risk-on trade was underscored by the vast outperformance of corporate bonds.
    The dollar was weak, and gold held its value.
    And with all the drilling, oil prices remained broadly stable.
    What’s interesting is that in Trump’s last two years where the GOP lost its grip on Congress, the stock market did even better. The S&P 500 soared 50% — gridlock is obviously good. But even bond yields fell sharply, and Treasury returns were spectacular — the long bong rose by nearly 40%. Not even his tax cuts, immigration policies, tariffs, and a 3.5% unemployment rate could muster up much, if any, inflation. And the Fed spent 2019 cutting rates. But one common theme was U.S. dollar depreciation and strength in both gold and oil.
    Nothing is saying that if Trump wins the election, we will necessarily see a repeat. But what we do know is that he is a big fan of debt and loves a weaker dollar.
    The fact that he grades his performance based on the S&P 500 means we probably will need to shift to a more constructive stance on the market if he wins and add some gold to the portfolio while screening all the holdings against U.S. dollar weakness.

    David Rosenberg is founder of Rosenberg Research, and author of the daily economic report, Breakfast with Dave.

    F.S.

    #151040
    zerosum
    Participant

    So far, there are two versions of the fall of the Il-76 near Belgorod – either a downing or a technical malfunction.

    Given the fact that yesterday two IRIS-T air defense systems, which Ukrainian formations dragged to the border, were hit near Suja, it is hard to believe in a technical malfunction. The Armed Forces of Ukraine began to saturate the border area with anti-aircraft missile systems since the beginning of the year.

    Margarita Simonyan has published a list of Ukrainian prisoners of war who were on board the crashed Il-76
    https://t.me/s/boris_rozhin

    There were 65 Ukrainian prisoners of war on board, who were being prepared to be exchanged today as part of the planned exchange with the Ukrainian side.

    The exchange was delayed for a long time and sabotaged by the Ukrainian side. A total of 192 people were to be exchanged.

    The Ukrainian side repeatedly sabotaged it and tried to slip other people in. Now the Main Intelligence Directorate and the Security Service of Ukraine are probably using the story of the downed Il-76 to accuse the Russian side of deliberate provocation and disruption of the exchange process.

    @rybar
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    Colonelcassad
    Debris of the Il-76 in the Belgorod region.
    The car fell about 5 kilometers from the village of Yabloneve.

    #151041
    Dora
    Participant

    Haley’s camp says she’s electable, unlike Trump. Wait. Wasn’t that Hillary’s sales pitch?

    #151042
    Dr D Rich
    Participant

    Not so small point.
    The “excess deaths started” before vaccine mass roll out because the data and observations were made even before anyone knew about vaccine mass rollouts notwithstanding the observation mRNA vaccines caused their own increase in excess deaths. Even Fauci’s crew refused to explain this phenomenon in perpetuity.

    Talk about kafkaesque…
    25 million!!!!

    #151043
    SeaBirds
    Participant

    German establishment:
    What if the AfD leadership teamed up with the firebrand Wagenknecht, found the common ground, and made it their business to squeeze Scholz and co right out onto the sidelines. Show us what two brilliant women and their teams can do when they work together for the good of their country, and (greater) Europe. There may be more than Orban and Fico watching, and waiting…

    Vivek: Well positioned, and happily so! as Trump’s right hand man.

    From yesterday: The Queen of the Netherlands. A pathetic soul spouting her lines at Davos. – Digital health passes engendering poison for everyone, after knowing that her own subjects had firmly rejected the idea. How low these people stoop to keep their riches, their palaces, their tiaras and luxe lifestyles. What a hypocrit. Is there no shame, no conscience?

    #151044
    John Day
    Participant

    Implications Of Energy Cannibalism https://drjohnsblog.substack.com/p/implications-of-energy-cannibalism

    Periodically I revisit the 1972 “The Limits To Growth” systems-analysis work, not an economic analysis, but an analysis of the human global industrial economic system within the finite context of our planet. I learned about this almost exactly 50 years ago in 10th grade Sociology class. The Arab Oil Embargo to the US was underway from the 1973 Yom Kippur war, greatly affecting the US. I was in Japan, but everybody was fully aware that there was not enough oil, that it was finite, and that industrial economy depended upon it.
    The Honest Sorcerer looks at a 2023 update of that analysis, through the World-3 model, and includes the familiar B.A.U. (business as usual) graph of global inputs to and outputs from human industrial economy.
    I will point out that the global industrial output seems to have peaked in late 2018 or early 2019, both from the graph, and other analysis I have seen. This was likely a contributor to the September 2019 “Repo-Crisis”, and the “necessary” going-direct cash infusion to TBTF financial institutions like BlackRock (which managed it) during COVID lockdowns.
    The power/financial elites need to maintain their own control of the system as a first priority. We need the system, declining in total energy inputs, to continue to feed us, provide heat, fresh water, cooking fuel electricity and complex communications systems to coordinate all of that. 2024 may bring the return of the GFC, which was never repaired in 2008. The elites “need” to cull a lot of the human population without incapacitating industrial economy. War breaks too much, which can’t be rebuilt this time, so wars should only be carried out on the territory of competitors. Disease and famine, as well as cutting off communications, electricity, water and fuel to one area at a time are all in use already. Financially, the comfortable 10% will take a massive hit with the resumption of the financial crisis. We have seen how nobody “owns” their stocks and bonds, and that it is a Ponzi scheme, with derivative-casino gamblers having super-seniority claims upon collateral-assets (“your” wealth). Get out of debt in order to “own” anything.
    ​ 2025: A Civilizational Tipping Point
    ​ There is a growing body of evidence that the 2024–2030 period will present us with a critical juncture, upending a centuries long era of economic growth. No, it will have nothing to do with climate change or novel viruses: those two will come somewhat later. Missing entirely from mainstream discourse there is a greatly overlooked side of our predicament, which will set a nice little ‘game of musical chairs’ in motion most probably around 2025.
    ​ We live in a supermassive complex system, often referred to as modernity, industrial civilization, or the world economy. This enormous organism has a life of its own, with its own inputs (resources) and outputs (pollution), as well as its own lifecycle. It is something best understood through the lens of systems dynamics, a modelling method developed in the late 1960’s. The first results were published in 1972, in a study titled Limits to Growth…
    ​..The latest iteration of these follow up studies was titled Recalibration23, published in November 2023.
    BAU
    ..Just concentrate on the continuous lines: as resources (pink) go down and deplete, both industrial output (red) and food production (green) goes through a tipping point and starts to decline. As a result world population (orange) peaks and dwindles. Pollution (blue) will keep rising though as people go back to less clean​ technologies and burn just about everything they can put their hands on to stay warm in the winter…
    ​,,The authors of the study conclude:
    ​ Like the [Business As Usual] scenario of the [Limits to Growth] publication, the new scenario Recalibration23 reflects the overshoot and collapse mode due to resource scarcity. […] Here, the model results clearly indicate the imminent end of the exponential growth curve. The excessive consumption of resources by industry and industrial agriculture to feed a growing world population is depleting reserves to the point where the system is no longer sustainable. Pollution lags behind industrial growth and does not peak until the end of the century. Peaks are followed by sharp declines in several characteristics. This interconnected collapse, or, as it has been called by Heinberg and Miller (2023), polycrisis, occurring between 2024 and 2030 is caused by resource depletion, not pollution. The increase in environmental pollution occurs later and with a lower peak.​..
    ..Oil is still the master resource, making all other energy and mineral resources available. Mining, agriculture, construction, long distance transport, plastics, all hopelessly depend on petroleum. Hydro, nuclear and “renewables” are also made possible by using diesel and gasoline burning vehicles to bring people, raw materials and equipment on site. Should the availability of oil decline, it would eventually bring all other resources and energy production down with it…
    ​..The Journal of Petroleum Technology, the Society of Petroleum Engineers’ flagship magazine has published an article in 2023 saying just that:
    ​ “Energy necessary for the production of oil liquids is growing at an exponential rate, representing 15.5% of the energy production of oil liquids today and projected to reach a proportion equivalent to half of the gross energy output by 2050 (Delannoy et al. 2021).
    ​ When the energy required for the extraction and production of these liquids is taken into account, the net-energy peak is expected to occur in 2025 at a level of 400 PJ/d [1]. In the foreseeable future, the energy needed to produce oil liquids could approach unsustainable levels, a phenomenon called “energy cannibalism.”
    ​ The concept of energy cannibalism is becoming increasingly relevant, as mounting energy use in oil production means the very resources needed for the transition to renewable energy may be constrained, particularly when viewed from a net-energy perspective and in terms of economic growth.”​…
    ..And it’s not only about net energy, but the overall availability of oil (3). For most of the second half of the 20th century, oil companies were finding more crude than global consumption, around five times the demand volumes. This ratio of discovered resources versus demand has dropped in recent decades, and is now at around 25%. (This means, that we burn four times as much oil every year than what we find.)​…
    ..Knowing how petroleum output affects everything we do, the significance of passing this civilizational tipping point cannot be overemphasized. Again, this has very little to do with subsidies or finance: we are about to pass a point of diminishing returns from an energetic and geological perspective…
    ​..We will be in completely uncharted territory. Once again to cite the authors of the Recalibrate23 study:
    “However, it is important to note that the connections in the model and the recalibration are only valid for the rising edge, as many of the variables and equations represented in the model are not physical but socio-economic. It is to be expected that the complex socio-economic relationships will be rearranged and reconnected in the event of a collapse. World3 holds the relationships between variables constant. Therefore it is not useful to draw further conclusions from the trajectory after the tipping points. Rather, it is important to recognize that there are large uncertainties about the trajectory from then on.”
    ​ Talking about the “rearrangement of complex socio-economic relationships…” How about the end of the unipolar world, and the rise of new trading blocks (BRICS+)? Perhaps a global conflict over who gets to burn the last barrels of oil available for export? Or a major financial meltdown upending the current financial system?​ …
    ..After a few years perhaps a decade into this crisis-mode, it will no longer be possible to uphold current institutions and large political structures. The reasons, as always: the gap between interests too wide, the costs of maintaining central control too high…
    ..Every civilization — ours included — grew by living up its one time inheritance, be it fertile topsoil or petroleum, overshooting both the natural carrying capacity of its environment and the non-renewable resource base it relied on. Then, as resources got depleted below a critical level, they all went through their respective phases of collapse.
    https://thehonestsorcerer.substack.com/p/2025-a-civilizational-tipping-point

    #151045
    John Day
    Participant

    Utility Bill Debt For Americans Hits Record As Heating Homes Now Seen As Luxury​ (It’s a really-good luxury. Might die without it.)
    https://www.zerohedge.com/personal-finance/utility-bill-debt-americans-hits-record-heating-homes-now-seen-luxury

    ​Surplus Energy Economics looks at one aspect of the unfinished global financial crisis, which is the dependence upon $US for global trade and investment flows. The US extracts value from the rest of the world through this neocolonial financial system. This is being bypassed, and will be bypassed more and more as the rest of the world acts to reduce their own losses to the trade and investment system. A BRICS-Currency is not required. This already happened with Russian oil and gas. It is progressing.
    ​ How will “exorbitant privilege” end?​ THE WHY AND HOW OF DE-DOLLARIZATION
    Geopolitics aside, the critical issue is the flip-side of “exorbitant privilege”. This is the cost imposed, through the market dollar under-valuation of their output, on other countries in general, and EM economies in particular.
    ​ As we shall see, it can be calculated that the rest of the world gets only $0.54 for each dollar-equivalent of economic value that their countries produce. Put the other way around, we can calculate that the market dollar is over-valued by about 85% in relation to underlying value in the world outside the United States.
    ​ What we should expect to see is a rolling shift towards bilateral and multilateral trade and investment in currencies other than the dollar. Beginning with oil, this can be expected to move on to natural gas, chemicals, minerals and agricultural commodities.

    #269: How will “exorbitant privilege” end?

    #151046
    John Day
    Participant

    ​”Israel” has been a colonial outpost of the western financial order put in place at the end of WW-2, keeping oil-producing countries in disarray, subject to price and production controls imposed by the US and allied interests. There is now a strong desire in the neo-colonialized world to break this point of leverage by ending the apartheid state arrangement of “Zionism”. This is complicated by the political and financial power, especially spy-power, wielded by Israel in the western system, and by Israel’s nuclear weapons policy, the Samson Option, to nuke all regional and global centers of power if their regime is about to be defeated.
    ​ Russia’s Push for Palestinian State Can Help Stop Endless ‘Loop’ of Regional Violence
    ​ A lasting resolution of the Palestinian-Israeli crisis is the keystone to regional stability, Foreign Minister Sergey Lavrov has said.
    “The main focus of efforts should be the creation of a Palestinian state in full compliance with the resolutions of the United Nations Security Council. The state described in these decisions would be competent and would exist in security and good neighborliness side by side with Israel and other countries in the region… I hope that the Israeli leadership will eventually come to this conclusion…Without the establishment of a Palestinian state, there can be not reliable security for Israel.”​…
    ​..Washington’s intransigence and blind support for Tel Aviv is another problem, Al Ibrahim said, pointing out that unlike in the case of Iran-Saudi normalization, where China was able to swoop in last year and mediate a surprise normalization deal, in the case of Palestine-Israel normalization a third country coming in and finding a resolution seems impossible. This will be the case so long as the US decides that it “cannot let their favorite ally, Israel, go,” even if it means jeopardizing their position and moral standing vis-à-vis the rest of the world.​..
    ..“So if there is anybody that you can talk to on the street over here in Riyadh and you tell them, do you trust the United States’ diplomatic efforts in solving this issue, they would definitely say, ‘we don’t’. So it’s time for somebody to fill this vacuum, if the United States and Britain would let them in and solve this file. And it needs to start with the mindset of the Israelis,” Al Ibrahim summed up.
    https://sputnikglobe.com/20240118/russias-push-for-palestinian-state-can-help-stop-endless-loop-of-regional-violence-1116253156.html

    ​ Lavrov calls for halt to Israeli violence in West Bank
    ​ It is necessary to halt Israel’s violence in the West Bank immediately, Russian Foreign Minister Sergey Lavrov said at an open debate of the United Nations Security Council (UNSC) on the Middle East.
    ​ “It is necessary to halt immediately the violence that is coming en masse, from the side of the Israeli army and settlers in the West Bank,” he said.
    ​ Focusing on “such disgusting ideas as the forced displacement of all Palestinians from their permanent places of residence” is particularly worrisome, the minister said, adding that “such a scenario is unacceptable.”
    https://tass.com/politics/1736371

    ​ Russian Foreign Minster Sergey Lavrov, in an interview with CBS, said that the US must stop its hostilities and stop vetoing UN ceasefire resolutions in order resolve the crisis in the Middle East
    https://sputnikglobe.com/20240123/russia-says-us-must-stop-hostilities-ceasefire-vetoes-in-order-to-stabilize-middle-east-1116338548.html

    Lebanon wants Russia involved in forging Middle East peace
    Beirut’s foreign minister has said he is confident Moscow will work towards easing tensions in the region
    https://www.rt.com/news/591155-lebanon-lavrov-gaza-israel/

    #151047
    John Day
    Participant

    Israeli Military Now Says It’s “Impossible” To Destroy Vast Hamas Tunnel Network​ Extent now assessed to be close to 450 miles of tunnels…
    https://www.zerohedge.com/geopolitical/israeli-military-now-says-its-impossible-destroy-vast-hamas-tunnel-network

    Israel to fight until total victory, Netanyahu says after one-day IDF death toll hits 21
    https://tass.com/world/1736047

    ​ About 570,000 people in the Gaza Strip face dire hunger, and the work of humanitarian organizations is difficult due to access and communication problems, the UN Relief and Works Agency for Palestine Refugees in the Near East (UNRWA) said on Tuesday.
    https://sputnikglobe.com/20240123/un-agency-for-palestine-refugees-says-570000-people-in-gaza-strip-face-dire-hunger-1116327573.html

    Iraqi Militia Coalition Targets Israeli Port, US Troops at Syrian Gas Field
    https://sputnikglobe.com/20240123/iraqi-militia-coalition-targets-israeli-port-us-troops-at-syrian-gas-field-1116329554.html

    #151048
    John Day
    Participant

    ​ Money-laundering between politicians, global financial institutions (BlackRock) and the military industrial complex.
    ​ US sees Ukraine as a ‘business project’ – Lavrov
    ​ Recent statements from the US suggest it regards Ukraine as nothing but a “lucrative business project,” one that it is profiting from, Russian Foreign Minister Sergey Lavrov told the UN Security Council on Monday.
    ​ The minister was referring to earlier statements made by US State Secretary Antony Blinken. Last month, the top US diplomat claimed that 90% of the money allocated for Ukrainian aid ends up getting funneled back to the US “to the benefit of American business, local communities, and strengthening the US defense industrial base.”
    https://swentr.site/russia/591101-lavrov-un-speech/

    ​ AfD Leader Calls for German ‘Dexit’ Vote to Break From EU
    ​ Britain was “dead right” to leave the European Union and Germany should consider its own “Dexit,” the leader of the right-wing populist party Alternative for Germany (AfD) Alice Weidel said in an article published in US media on Monday.
    ​ “If reform isn’t possible, if we fail to rebuild sovereignty of the EU member states, we should let the people decide, just as Britain did,” she said, adding that “we could have a referendum on ‘Dexit’ – a German exit from the EU.”
    A recent poll found that only 45% of AfD members would currently vote to leave the EU and only 10% of the general population said they would.
    https://sputnikglobe.com/20240122/afd-leader-calls-for-german-dexit-vote-to-break-from-eu-1116321159.html

    Attempts to prohibit the AfD, a growing thorn in the government’s side, are unlikely to work – and if they do, it’ll cause more harm than good
    https://swentr.site/news/591146-attempts-prohibit-afd-germany/

    ​ Trudeau’s Orwellian Attack On Canadian Truckers Declared Unconstitutional
    ​ Canada’s Federal Court ruled on Tuesday that Prime Minister Justin Trudeau’s use of the Emergencies Act in 2022 to punish protesting truckers was both unreasonable and unconstitutional.
    ​ “I have concluded that the decision to issue the Proclamation does not bear the hallmarks of reasonableness — justification, transparency and intelligibility — and was not justified in relation to the relevant factual and legal constraints that were required to be taken into consideration,” wrote Justice Richard G. Mosley in his ruling…
    ​ According to Mosley, Trudeau’s regulations had violated Charter rights – particularly against freedom of thought, opinion and expression. The Emergencies Act order was also found to infringe on the right to security against unreasonable search and seizure.
    https://www.zerohedge.com/geopolitical/trudeaus-orwellian-attack-truckers-declared-unconstitutional

    ​ Queen Maxima of the Netherlands took to the Davos stage to declare that digital IDs are necessary for nearly every aspect of social engagement. The Dutch queen told the World Economic Forum (WEF) that they can no longer trust the people, and digital IDs will provide governments with a clear way to track our behavior.
    ​ Vaccine passports are necessary to tell “who actually got a vaccination or not,” highlighting how those at the top do not trust the public. They want complete unilateral control. In fact, she believes that children should not be allowed to enroll in school unless they have a digital ID that includes their vaccination passport. “It [digital ID] is also good for school enrollment; it is also good for health – who actually got a vaccination or not; it’s very good actually to get your subsidies from the government,” she said to a room of nodding heads.

    Netherlands Promotes Digital ID at Davos

    #151049
    John Day
    Participant

    Autopsies confirm Covid-19 “Vaccines” cause Myocaditis and Death​ , New study from doctors: Peter McCullough, Roger Hodkinson, William Makis, and Nicolas Hulscher.
    https://drtrozzi.substack.com/p/autopsies-confirm-covid-19-vaccines

    ​ Steve Kirsch , The New Zealand data leaked by whistleblower Barry Young is unassailable proof the COVID vaccines increase your risk of death
    ​ Barry Young is a hero.​ Not only did he publicly expose the data that definitively shows the COVID vaccines are killing people, but he also gets to compel these epidemiologists to finally explain how I got it wrong…
    ​..It’s a shame that Barry had to be arrested for us to get answers, but it’s clear that a court hearing is simply the only way to compel qualified scientists to answer questions nowadays.
    https://kirschsubstack.com/p/the-new-zealand-data-leaked-by-whistleblower

    ​ From Jane Orient MD at AAPS: COVID-19: What Was the Effect on Disability?
    ​ As the graph shows, the proportion of Americans over age 16 with a disability has increased sharply since 2021: from about 115 in 100,000 (projected, shown by blue line) to nearly 125 in 100,000 (black line). During the height of COVID, the proportion was lower.

    ​ According to the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics, the rate is up 33% since the spring of 2021…
    ..The increase happens to coincide with COVID-19 vaccine rollouts, in conjunction with the similar magnitude of the rate of serious adverse events (SAEs) from the clinical trials.

    COVID-19: What Was the Effect on Disability?

    ​ Sperm Is Replaced Completely By Spike Protein In “Vaccinated”​ (​Probably not completely, not in all men, right?​ This likely just represents the worst-case.)
    Dr. Arne Burkhardt shows a medical slideshow of two individuals that confirmed spike proteins replacing sperm entirely or almost entirely in the testes.
    https://gab.com/DavidJensen/posts/111796424931426260

    #151050
    John Day
    Participant

    disability

    #151051
    Dr D Rich
    Participant

    Even now, the COVID disaster is one big marketing scheme. A failed one at that because The Gurus dire predictions for predicted deaths (marketing) hit a bad flu year level and didn’t proceed apace in 2020, again, as Fauci et al marketed, er ah, scientifically predicted.
    Please explain why The Gurus didn’t simply roll the “increase in excess deaths” by the end of 2020 into their ‘already enhanced’ COVID DEATH count when they decided at pandemic inception to lump flu deaths, pneumonia deaths and COVID deaths all into THE ONE BIG NUMBER.

    The alliteration was for dr D.

    And this worldwide marketing scheme is no different than Doris Birk’s scarf, Tulsi’s meandering white forelock and Tone Fauci’s shoe lifts promoting their personal brAnd to say nothing of Tik-Tokking nurses, bodies stacked like cordwood, mobile military hospital erected in a U.S. City, mobilization of a Navy fleet hospital ship, and The Brothers Cuomo.

    Bernays would be proud.

    #151053
    jb-hb
    Participant

    Supreme Court vacates ruling restricting president’s right to issue federal workforce mandates
    The high court ended the case against President Biden’s vaccine mandate, calling it moot.
    https://www.govexec.com/workforce/2023/12/supreme-court-vacates-ruling-restricting-presidents-right-issue-federal-workforce-mandates/392636/

    The Supreme Court on Monday ended the case against President Biden’s COVID-19 vaccine mandate for federal employees, issuing a summary judgment instructing a lower court to dismiss the case as no longer relevant.

    #151056
    Oroboros
    Participant

    Arizona Republican Party chair Jeff DeWit caught on secret recording trying to bribe Kari Lake not to run for the Senate.

    .

    Jeff DeWit is quite the slimy pecker-head but a totally out-in-the-open corrupt RINO.

    For his screw up of blowing a simple bribery task, I sincerely hope that his Satanic Cabal Masters place a pipe bomb in his family car and that it gets his wife and kids instead of him.

    He needs the humility of living with the guilt of not manning up and having his loved ones take the punishment for his ‘mistake’ in not successfully bribing Kari Lake.

    It should all fall on his family.

    He’s a cowardly maggot and not capable of just hanging himself from a tree in the woods or sucking on a Glock and blowing his peanut sized brains out.

    Short of that his kids should be tormented and mercilessly beaten up everyday in school and his wife at least lose her job and be socially shunned and outcast as a Typhoid Mary.

    These Satanic monster errand boys need to pay for their actions.

    Jeff DeWit is a low level Tool, a political equivalent of a lubricated buttplug, a Man Whore apparently not even capable of carrying out simple bribery.

    A curse on his house, a plague on his clan, a stain on his soul.

    Mors proditoribus

    Death to Traitors

    .

    #151058
    Oroboros
    Participant

    More honor for the Empire of Lies Military Mafia

    Only capable of “Kickin’ kids in wheelchairs” and shooting goat herders……

    American mercenary Benjamin Reed exposes war crimes committed by “The Chosen”, a unit led by fellow US mercenary Ryan O’Leary, in Ukraine.

    #151059
    Oroboros
    Participant

    More maggot brained Zionism….

    Klaus Schwab advisor Yuval Harari says human rights and countries’ borders are FICTION…..

    #151060
    Veracious Poet
    Participant

    Due to *biases* too numerous to count, the proglodyte asshat reporter (AP) completely missed the elephant Cockaroach-In-The-Room.

    Q.E.D.

    #151061
    Oroboros
    Participant

    The Brainwashing of Israeli School Children is Next Level

    The new Nazis

    How ironic

    #151062
    Oroboros
    Participant

    Arizona GOP Chairman Jeff DeWit steps down after Kari Lake tape leak.

    Maggot manwhore DeWitt will get a cushy corporate job or ‘book deal once he cuts n runs

    “This morning, I was determined to fight for my position. However, a few hours ago, I received an ultimatum from Lake’s team: resign today or face the release of a new, more damaging recording. I am truly unsure of its contents, but considering our numerous past open conversations as friends, I have decided not to take the risk,” DeWit said….”

    That’s a pile of warm dog turd on his head

    .

    #151063
    Oroboros
    Participant

    The phucking Ukronazis just shot down a plane carrying 69 of their own POWs being returned to Ukronaziland.

    Pure Evil or stupid phucking useless turds?

    IL-76 with 65 VSU POWs for exchange.

    About IL-76 with 65 VSU POWs for exchange.

    “On Wednesday at 11:15 Moscow time, reports came in that an IL-76 military transport plane carrying Ukrainian POWs had crashed and exploded in a field near the village of Yablonovo in the Korochansky district of Belgorod Region, which neighbors Ukraine.

    The salvo of two Ukronazi Air Defense missiles which downed this plane whose schedule (time of departure, flight plan etc.) was known in advance by Kiev regime came from the village of Liptsy, which is about 40 kilometers from Belgorod proper and the range of intercept was likely even less–the range for any medium-range AD system. The names of 65 VSU POWs are known now and the list has been published. “

    #151064
    Oroboros
    Participant

    Nima and Dmitry Orlov

    Deconstructing Russia vs. NATO: How Would Trump Face It?

    I personally don’t have a lot of confidence in Trump.

    NeoConJob Nikki was his pick for UN Ambassador

    She must having givin’ the Donald one incredible Hand Job

    Lavrov in latest intiew brushed off Trump as just another in a long, long line of Empire of Lies liars who routinely break treaties nd promises. Lavrov had no faith in Trumps ability to keep his word.

    Lavrov one of the best and skilled Foreign Ministers in history as farther as I’m concerned.

    #151065
    zerosum
    Participant

    What’s the message.
    Ukraine shot down the downed IL-76 carrying prisoners.

    #151066
    WES
    Participant

    Zerosum:

    The message I get is the CIA knew a head of time about the prisoner exchange and wanted to prevent any future talks between the Ukrainians and Russia of any kind.

    These prisoner exchanges have kept a back channel door open between the two countries. That back door has now been slammed shut for good just like the US cutting Germany off from Russia by blowing up NS2.

    By the way there was a second plane carrying 80 POWs right behind the first plan e but managed to escape.

    So yes the CIA 100% knew all of this ahead of time. The prisoner exchange protocol required the Russians to advise the Ukrainians of these flights, time, place, so to be openly transparent about what they were doing.

    It is this loss of “trust” that was targeted by the US. This was no mistake. It was very intentional.

    This was another escalation by the US. This war is not going to end anytime soon.

    #151067
    Oroboros
    Participant

    Danny Haiphong

    Mark Sleboda: Putin just changed EVERYTHING as Russia’s Military OVERWHELMS Ukraine

    Good run down of how Russia has completely destroyed Ukronazis military industrial capacity.

    They have located all war production facilities in Ukronazilland including repair facilities and destroyed them beyond fixing them.

    Russian is accumulating an amazing amount of actual heavy combat experience against peer power, something the Empire of Lies Military Mafia is incapable of cause all they know for the past several decades is kicking kids in wheelchairs and bombing goat herders. Not exactly peer warfare.

    #151068
    zerosum
    Participant

    I thought that the message was,
    “You should not have given up and became a prisoner.”
    Bang

    #151069
    Oroboros
    Participant

    Jeff Dewit Bitch Slapped

    What a corrupt little pussy

    .

    But in true appalling lack of judgement by Trump and his appalling inability to judge to someones true character….

    Ta-Da

    DeWit and wife Marina in a threesome with the Donald

    Expect this lack of judgement from Trump in a second term, he is about ego, not good government

    .

    #151070
    Celticbiker
    Participant

    At least Attila the Hun or Ghengis Khan had some fuckin style. These are just boring shitheads in suits, following jewbanker orders to kill everyone and steal everything. It’s anticlimatic, even though the worst is yet to come. Tools like Gates, Fauci, Schwab, Biden, Musk, Harari, an endless parade of faggots and kiddiefuckers. C’mon man. This is dismal theatre. Shittier than the movies out of hollywood. All the money in the world can’t buy creativity or excellence. Takes some fuckin integrity for that, don’t it?

    #151071
    BoomerDoomer2
    Participant

    Re; yuval harari border theory… I’m assuming that this means that his home is open to anyone who breaks down his doors/windows… Perhaps some of those that his tribe has been bombing for the last few months — decades? If he is not permitted to leave the house due to the “invaders,” I am sympathetic if he decides to attempt to break out.

    #151072
    Oroboros
    Participant

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    #151073
    Oroboros
    Participant

    NeoZioCon blackmail control grid in action

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