Jan 092024
 


René Magritte Youth 1924

 

Ukraine Has Lost 500,000 Troops – Ex Prosecutor General (RT)
Ukraine May Resort to Printing Money if Western Cash Dries Up (Sp.)
Russia Must Be Asia’s Peace Maker (Hayes)
Poland Covered Up For Nord Stream Attackers – WSJ (RT)
Biden Refills Strategic Petroleum Reserve At Twice The Historic Average (Sp.)
Biden Is Asking For Mexican Help To Stop The Record Surge Of Migrants (NBC)
27 States File to Oppose Colorado’s Disqualification of Trump (Turley)
Donald Trump Will Attend Tuesday Arguments For Immunity Motion In J6 Case (PM)
Trump Co-Defendant: Improper Relationship Between Georgia DA, Prosecutor (NYP)
Musk Responds To WSJ ‘Hit Piece’ (RT)
Hunter Biden Contempt Resolutions Introduced In House (ZH)
Most Germans Want Scholz To Step Down – Poll (RT)
House Freedom Caucus Slams Speaker Johnson’s Proposed Spending Deal (JTN)
“It’s Okay to Be Fat” and Obesity Should be “Normalized” (MN)

 

 

 

 

Tucker Jan 6

 

 

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Biden plagiarism

 

 

“They plunder, they slaughter, and they steal: this they falsely name Empire, and where they make a wasteland, they call it peace.”
– Tacitus

 

 

 

 

To achieve what?

Ukraine Has Lost 500,000 Troops – Ex Prosecutor General (RT)

Ukraine’s leaders should frankly admit that they have lost 500,000 service members since the start of the conflict with Russia, and that the monthly casualty rate is at around 30,000, former prosecutor general Yury Lutsenko has said. President Vladimir Zelensky’s goverment could convince reluctant citizens to join the fight by publicly admitting the heavy losses on the battlefield and declaring that the country’s very existence is in jeopardy, he believes. Ukrainians “must know how many have died, and then all debates about the mobilization will be settled,” he added. Speaking to the country’s media on Wednesday, the former official proposed a number of steps to address the draft-dodging and corruption that is hampering the country’s conscription efforts.

He suggested that new legislation must be introduced by Ukrainian President Vladimir Zelensky, the country’s defense minister, and top army general to emphasize the seriousness of the situation. “They should say how many Ukrainians have died. I know that this news will be received badly. But there is no other way to bring out of the comfort zone millions of those who hide behind bogus stories that everyone can serve except me,” Lutsenko said. According to Lutsenko, this “shock” would lead to large queues at recruitment offices, as had occurred in February 2022. Another important measure, according to the former official, would be the campaign to send members of the Ukrainian elite to the frontline.

“The army should not be all workers and peasants. Everyone should fight for Ukraine,” he stated, arguing that this would encourage ordinary citizens who he said have a very strong sense of justice. Zelensky said in December that the Ukrainian military had asked him to mobilize another 450,000 or 500,000 soldiers to make up for battlefield losses. Later that month, the government introduced a mobilization bill proposing to lower the recruitment age from 27 to 25 and eliminate exemptions for some categories of disabled people. The initiative comes after Ukraine launched a large counteroffensive in early June, which failed to gain any substantial ground. Moscow has described Kiev’s losses as catastrophic, estimating them at around 160,000 since the start of the push. Ukraine, however, has been reluctant to officially publish data on its casualties.

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“The West reportedly pays for a whopping 70 percent of the Ukrainian government’s expenses..”

Ukraine May Resort to Printing Money if Western Cash Dries Up (Sp.)

The Wall Street Journal has crunched some numbers on the Ukrainian crisis and concluded that Ukraine might have to resort to drastic measures if Western support stops flowing. Pointing to “dwindling” Western financial assistance; lesser interest in continuing to fund the proxy crisis; and Russia outguning Ukraine militarily and economically, the outlet warned that “without sufficient support, Ukraine may have to resort to painful spending cuts or even printing money to fill its deficit” to keep the lights on and the war effort going. Such a policy “would pose a grave risk to the health of its economy,” the newspaper said, hinting at the danger of hyperinflation which traditionally hits countries that print money to try to fill budget gaps.

The analysis likewise showed that Russia’s military budget and weapons manufacturing capacity has expanded dramatically. On the other hand, Ukraine’s production has been stagnant since 2022 and today is “no match for a much larger Russian military-industrial complex running at full steam.” The study found, for example, that Russian forces are presently producing and using five times more shells than Ukraine on the front. Politically too, the paper’s analysis pointed to dropping support for the proxy war in both the US and Europe. Meanwhile, in Ukraine, there have been “some declines” in “trust levels” for President Zelensky’s government. Internal polling conducted late last year found Zelensky’s approval rating had sunk to just 32 percent.

US lawmakers have been wrangling with the White House over President Biden’s request to commit another $61 billion in military backing to Kiev. Ukrainian officials have admitted they “don’t have a plan B” if the support, which they insist is “not charity” but “an investment in the protection of NATO,” falls through. In Europe also, deliveries of fresh military and economic support have dropped dramatically in recent months, with the Kiel Institute for the World Economy’s Ukraine Support Tracker showing nearly a 90 percent drop in Western assistance overall between August and October 2023 compared to the same period a year earlier. Western officials have repeatedly warned that Ukraine would be “certain to fail” without a renewed IV drip of financial and military support – confirming nearly two years of statements by Russian officials that the NATO-backed regime would collapse without Western backing.

Ukraine’s deputy prime minister warned last month that salary and pension delays were imminent if Western support was not immediately forthcoming. At the front, foreign mercenaries have reportedly been trickling out of the country after payments to them were halted and they found more lucrative opportunities elsewhere. The West reportedly pays for a whopping 70 percent of the Ukrainian government’s expenses, with Kiev racking up a record-high debt of $157 billion in 2023 – less than ten percent shy of the 100 percent of GDP mark. Debt is forecast to grow precipitously in the coming years, reaching up to $313 billion by 2028.

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“Contrary to what our Nazi-saluting, cat-strangling, welfare cheque-cashing friends in Kiev might think, there is no other power beside Russia in a position to get all sides in Asia to come together to cool things down..”

Russia Must Be Asia’s Peace Maker (Hayes)

Although China and its adversaries have a number of symmetric and asymmetric options available to them that range from Nordstream style no claim no blame attacks on hostile shipping to blowing up, in pre-emptive strikes, the Three Gorges Dam and thereby drowning the 1 billion or so Chinese unfortunates who live in the Lower Yanzgtse Valley, outside the lunatic asylums of Washington, most of those are not realistic choices. That said, China’s reaction to the results of Taiwan’s pending 13 January elections might bring unwanted fireworks to bear on what already is a tense tinderbox. Should William Lai Ching-te, the incumbent vice president and the candidate of the ruling Democratic Progressive Party (DPP), prevail over Hou Yu-ih from the opposition Kuomintang (KMT) Party, China will most likely spit the dummy again and launch massive military drills around the island or even grab Penghu Island as a sign it is serious about subjugating Taiwan.

Though China certainly carries a big stick, it doesn’t yet seem to grasp the notion that one should speak softly and only wave or use the stick as a last recourse. That is where the diplomats of Russia, which currently chairs the loose and untested BRIICS alliance, comes in. As a long standing ally of Vietnam, China and India, and as one which understands the nuanced goals of all three of those countries, Russia can bring a lot to the table. Not only did Russia help broker peace in the 1965 2nd Kashmir war between Pakistan and India but Russia fully understands that India and Vietnam both want strategic autonomy, and that neither will ever submit to being a vassal of a revanchist China. Taiwan currently leads the world in the crucial field of semiconductors and that is unlikely to change any time soon.

And nor is Taiwan’s status as, for Taiwan to revert to the 1683-1895 era when it paid tribute to the Qing Dynasty, would mean empowering China to annex the entire region as Imperial Japan did in late 1941 from its Taiwanese/Formosan base. Because Japan, India, Vietnam and even the Philippines cannot accept that, China is thereby opening up the door for NATO’s carrier groups and sundry other legacy defence systems and that is far from being an optimal state of affairs if peace and trade, rather than war and all it entails are the goals. There are two or even three ways out of this morass, only one of which is really acceptable. The first of these is to duke it out across the Taiwan Strait and every other strait or reef that is deemed important along the String of Pearls from Siberia to Somalia.

The second way is for China to goose step ahead with its neomercantalism until the global economy revolves around it and it alone. The third and best way is for the BRIICS and allied countries to take the opportunity Russia’s chairmanship of that group offers and chart some way through all the straits and reefs they might sink or run aground on. Contrary to what our Nazi-saluting, cat-strangling, welfare cheque-cashing friends in Kiev might think, there is no other power beside Russia in a position to get all sides in Asia to come together to cool things down. And, because there is still a pivotal role not only for diplomacy but for those like Russian Foreign Minister Lavrov and his standing army of fellow Russian diplomats who retain those vital skills the West so stupidly jettisoned, there still mind be time to avoid this looming Armageddon of the Eastern Seas and all it entails.

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The story of the little yacht must be kept alive. It is used to cast doubt on US involvement.

Poland Covered Up For Nord Stream Attackers – WSJ (RT)

Polish officials have withheld evidence and attempted to stall an international probe into the bombing of the Nord Stream gas pipelines, making investigators “suspicious of Warsaw’s role and motives,” the Wall Street Journal reported on Monday. The Nord Stream 1 and Nord Stream 2 gas lines – which linked Russia with Germany through the Baltic Sea – were destroyed in a series of explosions near the Danish island of Bornholm in September 2022. A joint inquiry by Germany, Denmark, and Sweden is ongoing, with investigators theorizing that a Ukrainian team rented a yacht in Germany from a Polish company, which they used to transport explosives to the blast sites. When these alleged leads were chaned in Poland, investigators were stonewalled by government officials and law enforcement agents, the Journal reported, citing sources within the investigation.

Polish authorities failed to turn over testimony from eyewitnesses who allegedly encountered the yacht’s six-person crew in the Polish port of Kolobrzeg until pushed to do so by German police, the sources said. CCTV footage from the port was then withheld, and Poland’s internal security agency, the ABW, “failed to answer queries, obfuscated or gave contradictory information,” the newspaper stated. Polish prosecutors said they found no traces of explosives on the yacht, despite never having boarded it to check, the investigators claimed. The investigation would later find explosive residue on the vessel, according to media reports. The prosecutors reportedly told European investigators that the boat arrived in Kolobrzeg at 4pm September 19, when it actually moored seven hours earlier. Later in the investigation, the ABW told its sister agencies in Europe that the yacht “had links with Russian espionage,” the newspaper reported, adding that investigators considered this “disinformation.”

According to all available information, no Western governments or intelligence agencies suspect that Russia was behind the bombings. Gas sold to Europe via the Nord Stream lines was a lucrative source of revenue for Moscow, and was seen as a powerful instrument of leverage for the Kremlin. Poland’s efforts to hinder the investigators have made them “increasingly suspicious of Warsaw’s role and motives,” the Wall Street Journal noted. All of the alleged misdirection and obfuscation took place under Poland’s previous government, however, and unnamed “senior European officials” told the newspaper that they are considering contacting Poland’s new prime minister, Donald Tusk, in the hope that he will grant them access to police and security personnel who may have previously been pressured to stay silent.

According to an alternate theory put forward by American journalist Seymour Hersh, the CIA was responsible for the Nord Stream blasts. Citing sources within the intelligence community, Hersh argued that CIA divers working with the Norwegian Navy planted remotely-triggered bombs on the lines last summer, using a NATO exercise in the region as cover. Bolstering this theory was a tweet by former Polish Foreign Minister Radoslaw Sikorski, who within hours of the explosions shared an image of a giant gas leak at the blast site along with the caption “Thank you, USA.” Russian President Vladimir Putin has backed this explanation, stating last month that the sabotage operation “was done, most likely, by the Americans or someone at their instruction.”

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“They could have picked up several hundred million barrels at $15, but because it was what President Trump wanted, Congress said no..”

“..it will take a whopping 75 months to bring the SPR back to the level at which it was before US President Joe Biden started draining it..”

“..the Biden administration is buying oil at twice the historic average to replenish the SPR..”

Biden Refills Strategic Petroleum Reserve At Twice The Historic Average (Sp.)

The US Department of Energy (DOE) is currently buying three million barrels a month to refill the nation’s SPR in the wake of Joe Biden’s release of over 225 million barrels of oil between March 2022 and August 2023, dumping levels in the reserve to the lowest in 40 years. Tim Stewart, president of the US Oil and Gas Association, alleges that Team Biden is doing nothing short of damage control ahead of the 2024 election given that the nation’s depleted SPR has recently become the public’s concern. “Prior to 2022, the average person knew nothing about the SPR. That has completely changed. When the lovely 75-year-old blue-haired lady at church complains to me how Biden has drained the SPR – they must have caught the public’s attention,” Stewart told Just the News, an independent US media outlet founded by award-winning investigative journalist John Solomon.

Apparently, the Biden administration would have bought “refill barrels” at a greater pace, but it is facing limits on how much crude can be funneled into the reserve per month. That means it will take a whopping 75 months to bring the SPR back to the level at which it was before US President Joe Biden started draining it. To sweeten the pill, the US administration triumphantly claims that it is buying oil for the SPR at an average price of $77.31 per barrel, which is considerably below the average of $95 per barrel it was in 2022. Per Stewart, it’s by no means “a good deal for American taxpayers”: one should bear in mind that the average price paid per barrel in the SPR has been $29.70 per barrel, the expert pointed out. It appears that the Biden administration is guided by its own political interests rather than those of the nation.

It began draining the SPR in spring of 2022, ahead of the midterm election: at the time gasoline prices went up and American voters were not happy with that. Still, Just the News failed to mention that the hike in prices was partially caused by Team Biden’s energy sanctions slapped on Russia over Moscow’s special military operation in Ukraine. If one digs deeper, one would learn that the special military operation started after the Biden administration snubbed Moscow’s draft security agreement aimed at safeguarding Europe’s peace, protecting Russia’s borders and restoring the balance of forces vis-à-vis NATO. Now, the Biden administration is buying oil at twice the historic average to replenish the SPR before the 2024 presidential election in a bid to look good in the eyes of the US voters.

The crux of the matter is that the US administration and the Democratic Party in general may have avoided this tricky situation ahead of the election if it had green-lighted Donald Trump’s initiative to fill the SPR at the time when oil prices were extremely low, per Stewart. Back in 2020, in the midst of the COVID pandemic, then US President Donald Trump moved to buy oil for the SPR when West Texas Intermediate (WTI) oil prices were under $25 per barrel. Trump requested $3 billion from the US Congress to jump at this lucrative opportunity, but Democratic lawmakers nipped the president’s endeavor in the bud. Per Just the News, Democratic lawmakers bragged at the time that they had “eliminated a $3 billion bailout for big oil.” “They could have picked up several hundred million barrels at $15, but because it was what President Trump wanted, Congress said no,” Stewart told the media outlet.

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At the same time that they’re suing Texas for trying to… “Stop The Record Surge Of Migrants..”

Biden Is Asking For Mexican Help To Stop The Record Surge Of Migrants (NBC)

The Biden administration is increasingly leaning on Mexico to curb the record flow of migrants crossing into the U.S., but Mexico has its own lists of ambitious asks for the U.S., say officials from both governments familiar with the discussions. Previous measures taken by the Biden administration to stem the migrant surge have led to only temporary dips in the numbers, and in late December, Homeland Security Secretary Alejandro Mayorkas and Secretary of State Antony Blinken went to Mexico to meet with Mexican President Andrés Manuel López Obrador to ask for greater assistance. Those conversations were “preliminary,” the officials said, and did not result in hard promises from either side. In a press conference on Friday, López Obrador called on the U.S. to approve a plan that would deploy $20 billion to Latin American and Caribbean countries, suspend the U.S. blockade of Cuba, remove all sanctions against Venezuela and grant at least 10 million Hispanics living in the U.S. the right to remain and work legally.

All of those are extremely tall demands of an administration headed into a re-election campaign that may hinge on how firmly Biden is able to get control of the southern U.S. border, which saw a record 300,000 migrants processed by Customs and Border Protection in December. Responding to those requests, a senior Biden administration official told NBC News that AMLO, as López Obrador is commonly called, “has a very ambitious agenda. For some of these things, we would need Congress to act. We share the vision that we need to lift up the region.” The two countries are expected to continue talks in Washington later this month. Mexico brings significant leverage to the negotiations, the U.S. and Mexican officials said. López Obrador’s administration would prefer that President Joe Biden win re-election in November, given Donald Trump’s rhetoric and actions during his time in office.

But Biden is quickly running out of options to fix a problem that is driving down his poll numbers without increased support from Mexico, three U.S. officials told NBC News. On Capitol Hill, negotiations over border security measures between Republicans and Democrats continue into their second month with no clear breakthrough. And new asylum policies introduced by the Biden administration in May failed to deter migrants, as evidenced by the record surge. To bring the numbers down, the Biden administration needs Mexico to let it push more non-Mexican immigrants back across the U.S. southern border, as the U.S. was able to do through early 2023. During the Covid pandemic, the Trump and Biden administrations used a public health order known as Title 42 to push migrants back into Mexico without an asylum screening. During that policy, which ended in May, Mexico took back migrants over 1 million times each year for three years. Under current policies, Mexico has agreed to take back 30,000 migrants per month, but that is only 10% of December’s tally.

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“.. The Western elites have become a symbol of total, unprincipled lies.”

DC Has Resurrected the Specter of Nuclear Armageddon (Paul Craig Roberts)

The US and Israel have isolated themselves as the two most evil governments on earth. By complying with Washington’s foreign policy, the European puppet governments find themselves despised by their citizens. Eleven months ago Russia’s president Vladimir Putin described the West to the Russian Federal Assembly: “They behaved just as shamelessly and duplicitously when destroying Yugoslavia, Iraq, Libya, and Syria. They will never be able to wash off this shame. The concepts of honor, trust, and decency are not for them. Over the long centuries of colonialism, diktat and hegemony, they got used to being allowed everything. They grew accustomed to spitting on the whole world.

“It turned out that they treat people living in their own countries with the same disdain, like a master. They cynically deceived them too, tricked them with tall stories about the search for peace, about adherence to the UN Security Council resolutions on Donbass. The Western elites have become a symbol of total, unprincipled lies.” It took Russian politicians and journalists a long time to recover from their delusion that with the demise of communism the world was a community governed by agreed-upon rules. Many Russian intellectuals and journalists had an idealized picture of the United States which kept the Russian government off balance in understanding Washington’s intentions toward Russia. How else to explain Russia’s lack of preparedness when Washington overthrew the elected government of Ukraine and when Georgia invaded South Ossetia?

As Putin now understands, the consequences of the Russian government’s mistaken expectation of fair and honorable relations with the West have been severe. Unless the West’s degradation results in collapse, war is inevitable. American and European peoples have no impact on their governments who serve the agendas of the financially powerful. Now that the West has demonstrated for all to see that the West suffers no shame from participation in genocide, even the most westernized Russians are likely to keep a safe distance from Washington’s snares. Now that the West has completely shattered the trust built during the Soviet era, the threat of nuclear Armageddon again holds sway over the Earth. In the face of this threat, all other threats recede into nothingness.

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“The attorneys general of Indiana, West Virginia and 25 other states, warn the court that this novel theory will produce “chaos” in the country.”

27 States File to Oppose Colorado’s Disqualification of Trump (Turley)

The majority of Americans oppose the decisions in Colorado and Maine to disqualify former President Donald Trump from the 2024 ballot. Other polls put the balance slightly in favor, but all polls show a deeply divided country on this effort. The Maine decision will now be reviewed by the Maine state courts, but the Colorado decision is scheduled for oral argument in a matter of weeks. A reversal of the Colorado decision is now supported by 27 states, which filed with the Supreme Court to oppose the underlying theory under the Fourteenth Amendment. It is relatively rare to see states opposing the expansion of their own authority vis-a-vis Congress. The brief reinforces the view of states like Colorado as outliers in the country in embracing this anti-democratic theory. The attorneys general of Indiana, West Virginia and 25 other states, warn the court that this novel theory will produce “chaos” in the country.

“The Colorado Supreme Court has cast itself into a ‘political thicket,’ Evenwel v. Abbott, 578 U.S. 54, 58, (2016), and it is now up to this Court to pull it out. ‘Confidence in the integrity of our electoral processes is essential to the functioning of our participatory democracy.’ Purcell v. Gonzalez, 549 U.S. 1, 4 (2006) (per curiam). If the Colorado decision stands, that critical confidence will be harmed. Many Americans will become convinced that a few partisan actors have contrived to take a political decision out of ordinary voters’ hands.” Advocates are pushing this dangerous theory at a time of deepening divisions in our country. As I have previously said, the four Colorado justices are recklessly throwing matches at a powder keg. That is why I am hopeful that at least one of the liberal justices will follow the lead of the three democratically appointed Colorado justices, who dissent from this anti-democratic decision.

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Federal appeals court.

Donald Trump Will Attend Tuesday Arguments For Immunity Motion In J6 Case (PM)

Former President Donald Turmp will be attending Tuesday’s arguments regarding his presidential immunity motion in the Jan. 6 case being led by Jack Smith. In a post to Truth Social, Trump made the announcement that he would be attending the arguments come Tuesday.

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Crazy story of the day.

Trump Co-Defendant: Improper Relationship Between Georgia DA, Prosecutor (NYP)

Fulton County District Attorney Fani Willis had an “improper” and “clandestine” relationship with the married special prosecutor who assisted in securing the Georgia grand jury indictment against former President Donald Trump, a co-defendant in the election interference case alleged Monday. The bombshell court filing made by former Trump 2020 campaign official Michael Roman argues that Willis should be disqualified from the case and the charges against him dropped because “the district attorney chose to appoint her romantic partner, who at all times relevant to this prosecution has been a married man” to the case.

Roman contends that Nathan Wade, a private attorney with the Atlanta-based Wade & Campbell Firm, used some of the nearly $654,000 in legal fees that he’s been compensated for by the Fulton County DA’s office for his work on the Trump case to take Willis on lavish vacations to “Napa Valley, California, Florida and the Caribbean.” “Mr. Roman … moves the Court for an order disqualifying the district attorney, her office, and the special prosecutor from further prosecuting the instant matter on the grounds that the district attorney and the special prosecutor have been engaged in an improper, clandestine personal relationship during the pendency of this case, which has resulted in the special prosecutor, and, in turn, the district attorney, profiting significantly from this prosecution at the expense of the taxpayers,” the 127-page filing states.

“Accordingly, the district attorney and the special prosecutor have violated laws regulating the use of public monies, suffer from irreparable conflicts of interest, and have violated their oaths of office under the Georgia Rules of Professional Conduct and should be disqualified from prosecuting this matter,” it continues. Roman’s filing claims that “sources close to both the special prosecutor and the district attorney” have confirmed that Willis and Wade had an ongoing fling, and that Wade filed for divorce in Cobb County, Ga., “a day after his first contract with Willis commenced” in November 2021. “In addition, the district attorney and the special prosecutor have been seen in private together (in a personal relationship capacity) in and about the Atlanta area and believed to have co-habited in some form or fashion at a location that neither of them owned,” the filing alleges.


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“@WSJ is not fit to line a parrot cage for bird,” he concluded, adding a “poop” emoji.”

Musk Responds To WSJ ‘Hit Piece’ (RT)

SpaceX CEO Elon Musk hit back at the Wall Street Journal in a post on his X platform (formerly Twitter) on Sunday, a day after the paper published a lengthy article detailing company executives’ purported concerns over his use of illegal drugs. Referring to an infamous 2018 interview with podcaster Joe Rogan, during which Musk smoked marijuana on camera, the Tesla tycoon explained: “after that one puff with Rogan, I agreed, at NASA’s request, to do 3 years of random drug testing. Not even trace quantities were found of any drugs or alcohol.” “@WSJ is not fit to line a parrot cage for bird,” he concluded, adding a “poop” emoji.

In its article, headlined: “Elon Musk Has Used Illegal Drugs, Worrying Leaders at Tesla and SpaceX,” the Journal claimed multiple company executives and board members at both companies were concerned that what they viewed as Musk’s erratic behavior was caused by the use of illegal drugs. These supposedly included not only the cannabis he was seen smoking with Rogan, but also ketamine – for which he has claimed to have a legal prescription – LSD, cocaine, ecstasy, and magic mushrooms. Musk’s brother Kimbal and at least one current SpaceX board member reportedly took drugs with Musk, though it was not stated whether they were among those supposedly concerned about the billionaire’s habits. Musk has allegedly used drugs at “private parties around the world,” where attendees were made to sign non-disclosure agreements or turn in their phones.

While “people close to Musk” were said to be “concerned [his drug use] could cause a health crisis,” the Journal focused more on the potential implications for his businesses, specifically the fate of $14 billion in government contracts enjoyed by SpaceX. “Drug abuse” – the use of controlled or illegal substances “in a manner that deviates from approved medical direction” – could jeopardize Musk’s security clearance and would violate federal contractor requirements. Following the Rogan incident, SpaceX randomly deployed drug-sniffing dogs on company property and executives “began warning employees to follow company rules at all times, including to not use illegal drugs even outside of the office,” insider sources told the WSJ.

Despite focusing on drugs, the report acknowledged that even those concerned about Musk’s behavior were not sure whether to attribute it to substance use or other issues like his “consistent lack of sleep,” being on the autism spectrum, or (self-diagnosed) bipolar disorder. Few investors complained about his behavior when his companies were performing as well as they were in recent years, it admitted. Musk fans on X have condemned the “hit piece,” which think-tank director Jeffrey Tucker decried as “the kind of vicious thing you would expect to see in East Germany or the old Soviet Union.”

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“..by pulling a Bannon, Hunter now faces the expectation in many circles that he will get the full Bannon treatment from Garland.”

Hunter Biden Contempt Resolutions Introduced In House (ZH)

House Republicans on Monday introduced contempt resolutions against Hunter Biden, recommending that he be held in Contempt of Congress for failing to comply with subpoenas and appear for testimony in front of the House Oversight and Judiciary Committees on Dec. 13. Hunter, who was handsomely compensated for doing nothing on the board of Ukrainian energy giant Burisma (right before his father strong armed the Ukrainians into firing their chief prosecutor – who was investigating Burisma), skipped out on his closed-door deposition, and instead said he would only appear for public testimony – where questions would be far more limited. According to the committees, “Biden has violated federal law, and must be held in contempt of Congres.”

The committees said they want to get information from Hunter Biden to determine whether his father, President Joe Biden, was involved in any bribery schemes, abused his positions of political power as president or vice president, or knowingly participated in any scheme to enrich himself or his family, including through contact with foreign entities. -Just the News. As Constitutional law professor Jonathan Turley noted in December; “Few people expected Hunter to testify in the deposition. The evidence against him is overwhelming, as shown in his second federal indictment on tax charges. He and his uncles were allegedly engaged in one of the largest influence-peddling operations in history involving millions of dollars from various foreign sources. Hunter simply could have done what prior witnesses have done: Go in and take the Fifth. That is what attorney and former IRS official Lois Lerner did — twice — when House Republicans wanted to ask her about the Obama administration targeting conservative groups.”

It was a no-brainer that someone appears to have radically over-thought on the Hunter Biden legal team. Hunter can now be held in contempt of Congress. That will force the hand of Attorney General Merrick Garland, who aggressively pursued Trump figures for contempt, including former Trump adviser Steve Bannon. Despite some of us writing to the contrary, Bannon claimed his lawyers told him he did not have to appear before a House committee. He was swiftly charged and convicted by Garland’s prosecutors. In this instance, the contempt case would go to the U.S. Attorney in D.C., Matthew Graves, who previously declined to assist in bringing tax charges against the president’s son. Yet by pulling a Bannon, Hunter now faces the expectation in many circles that he will get the full Bannon treatment from Garland.

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Sounds like Biden: “Bild described Scholz as “the most unpopular chancellor of all time.”

Most Germans Want Scholz To Step Down – Poll (RT)

Public support for German Chancellor Olaf Scholz has fallen to record lows, the tabloid Bild reported on Monday, citing a fresh survey conducted by the INSA polling institute. Almost two-thirds of Germans want him to resign before the next federal election, scheduled for October 2025, the data suggests. As many as 64% of respondents told INSA that Scholz should vacate his position and hand it over to Defense Minister Boris Pistorius, who is a fellow Social Democrat. Less than a quarter of Germans opposed that prospect. Scholz would also lose an election versus any of his major rivals, the poll showed. Only 23% of Germans would support the current chancellor against Friedrich Merz, the leader of the opposition Christian Democratic Union (CDU). Merz himself would enjoy the backing of 26% of voters.

Should Scholz face off against Markus Soeder, leader of the Christian Social Union (CSU) – the traditional CDU ally in Bavaria – Soeder would secure a clear victory with 36% to 20%. Pistorius would claim a narrow victory against Merz with 25% to 23%, but would still lose to Soeder 25% to 34%, the survey said. Under German law, the chancellor is confirmed by MPs on the proposal of the federal president. Soeder currently serves as governor of Germany’s most populous state and is known for his criticism of Scholz’s policies. In November, he warned that Germany was in a “serious crisis,” particularly slamming the chancellor’s cabinet over its budget and police failures, adding that the “government has gone bankrupt.” The Bavarian politician also criticized the federal government’s strategy of using only subsidies to combat price hikes resulting from forgoing Russian energy supplies. He also criticized Berlin for, as he said, prioritizing military aid to Ukraine over the nation’s own security.

The INSA poll showed that Olaf Scholz’s Social Democratic Party (SPD) had the support of just 16% of Germans, 15 percentage points behind the CDU and seven percentage points behind the right-wing Alternative for Germany (AfD) party. Scholz has been losing public support for quite some time. In early December, a YouGov poll showed that 74% of Germans believed he was doing a poor job as chancellor, with only 20% seeing his performance in a positive light. As many as 73% said they were unhappy with his entire cabinet. Some 77% said they placed little or no trust in the way Scholz is governing Germany. Even among SPD supporters, this figure reached 60%. Later in the month, Der Spiegel reported that Scholz’s personal approval had slipped to just 30%, down from 44% in June 2023. On Monday, Bild described Scholz as “the most unpopular chancellor of all time.”

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“This is total failure.”

House Freedom Caucus Slams Speaker Johnson’s Proposed Spending Deal (JTN)

The conservative House Freedom Caucus slammed House Speaker Mike Johnson’s proposed top-line spending deal with Senate Democrats as a “total failure,” arguing the potential agreement costs about $68 billion more than the Louisiana Republican said it would.Johnson told members of Congress on Sunday that he reached a $1.590 trillion spending deal with the Senate and White House, but the Freedom Caucus slammed the proposal later that evening in a post on X, formerly Twitter. “It’s even worse than we thought,” the caucus wrote. “Don’t believe the spin. Once you break through typical Washington math, the true total programmatic spending level is $1.658 trillion — not $1.59 trillion. This is total failure.”

At the end of last month, the Freedom Caucus released a statement titled, “House GOP’s New Year Resolution Must Be Cutting Spending,” which stated that the U.S. is “on the path to fiscal ruin” but that Congress has “done little to force a course correction from this calamity.” With a slim Republican majority, the 45-member Freedom Caucus holds a significant amount of sway in the 435-member House, and most recently played an integral role in deciding the House speaker. Now, the House needs to pass a deal before government funding completely expires on Feb. 2.

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“The medical field is determined to kill whatever shred of credibility it still has left. And it is succeeding.”

“It’s Okay to Be Fat” and Obesity Should be “Normalized” (MN)

A doctor at Cedars-Sinai posted a TikTok video saying “it is okay to be fat,” and that being fat “needs to be normalized,” despite obesity-related diseases being the biggest killer in America. Yes, really. “Here’s my hot take as a doctor, I totally agree, it is okay to be fat, we don’t say that enough, but it needs to be normalized,” remarked Dr. Nicole Vangroningen. Vangroningen went on to claim that being fat is “typically not a problem that requires immediate solving.” Presumably, it only needs “solving” once an obese person has developed numerous fat-related diseases that greatly increase their risk of dying. Perhaps even more ludicrously, the doctor said “it is okay to not be healthy,” suggesting that people who suggest otherwise are engaging in “healthism,” adding “a good doctor will not judge you for being fat, they will not judge you for being unhealthy.”

Vangroningen completely removes any responsibility from the equation, telling potential patients, “We are also here to help you if you decide to not make any changes at all”. God forbid anyone end up under her “care”. According to the CDC, “In the United States and worldwide, obesity is also associated with the leading causes of death, including deaths from diabetes, heart disease, stroke, and some types of cancer.” “We now have doctors speaking out against “healthism,” commented Matt Walsh. “The medical field is determined to kill whatever shred of credibility it still has left. And it is succeeding.” As we document in the video below, the ‘body positivity’ movement has been triumphed by the culture and the establishment despite literally killing some of its leading advocates.

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Reminder that experiencing awe quite literally improves your health.
Awe, which has only been studied properly in the last two decades, has been shown to:
• Reduce stress
• Trigger the release of oxytocin
• Lower levels of inflammatory cytokines

Being made to feel small (experiencing “self-diminishment”) even quells our negative self-talk, by deactivating the part of the cortex involved with how we perceive ourselves. Through awe we become less attuned to ourselves and more attuned to the wider world. Dacher Keltner at UC Berkeley said: “We are at this cultural moment of narcissism and self-shame and criticism and entitlement; awe gets us out of that.” Neuroscientists define awe it as the emotional response to something vast that defies (and changes) our existing frame of reference of something.

What’s one way to experience it? Travel to your nearest cathedral and gaze upwards. Gothic architecture was built for this very purpose – through maximum height and maximum light. Achieving this at vast scale was a critical breakthrough by medieval engineers, who pioneered the flying buttresses, the pointed arch, and various other innovations which made taller and thinner walls possible. Those builders also believed that light itself was divine, and that when it poured in through the great windows it elevated one’s consciousness to the heavens. As English poet Samuel Taylor Coleridge said: “The principle of the Gothic architecture is infinity made imaginable.”

 

 

 

 

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    René Magritte Youth 1924   • Ukraine Has Lost 500,000 Troops – Ex Prosecutor General (RT) • Ukraine May Resort to Printing Money if Western Cash
    [See the full post at: Debt Rattle January 9 2024]

    #150001
    aspnaz
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    Good to be fat and unhealthy, bad to be unvaxxed and healthy. The delusion of the “caring” professions. They will help you to kill yourself, they will demonise you for trying to save yourself; they want you dead.

    #150002
    aspnaz
    Participant

    “I love the culture of victimhood”

    Calvin is a wannabe Jew.

    #150003
    aspnaz
    Participant

    First time Gorilla mum kisses her baby son

    Given modern technology, is there really any excuse to keep animals in concrete zoos? Tis video makes me sick, a gorilla surrounded in concrete; I would do it to humans, not to animals. Greens claim they care about animals, it is obvious that they only care about power. Where are the people pushing governments to eradicate zoos and set up natural environments where animals can be kept both in safety and in nature.

    #150004
    aspnaz
    Participant

    She is amazing, like a solo orchestra

    Wow, amazing, so good to see something creative, original and requiring genuine skill. She is not quite at the level of the best unique talents, such as Frank Zappa, but she has that spirit.

    #150005
    Red
    Participant

    Hmmm….

    Criminal Secretary of Defense Lloyd Austin was allegedly killed in Kyiv on January 3 when Russian cruise missiles peltered a command bunker where Austin and Lieutenant General Valerii Zaluzhnyi, commander in chief of the Ukrainian Army, met secretly to discuss mounting an asymmetrical offensive to “bring Vladimir Putin to his knees,” claims a Russian FSB source known for providing invaluable intelligence and the truth behind Putin’s Special Military Operation in Ukraine.

    FSB agent Andrei Zakharov’s tale, however, directly contradicts an administration narrative about Austin clandestinely hospitalizing himself for an unknown ailment at Walter Reed Hospital. Friday evening, a frenzied media went haywire after Politico ran an article about Austin admitting himself to the hospital and staying there an entire week without notifying his criminal in chief, pResident Joseph R. Biden. The report quickly spiraled into undreamt of drama that engulfed all levels of government, with several lawmakers calling for Austin to resign for poor judgment and lack of transparency at once. Austin’s unannounced absence has embarrassed a criminal regime struggling to stay afloat.

    Zakharov refutes the hospital story because, he insists, Austin and a bevy of Ukrainian brass were tucked away in what they thought was a secure military command center 20 feet beneath the streets of Pecheskry District in central Kyiv.

    Russian intelligence, he added, had marginal luck tracking Austin’s trips into and out of Ukraine since early 2023. Austin had spent so much time in Kyiv he ought to have applied for Ukrainian citizenship, Zakharov joked, adding that the secretive and self-admittedly reclusive Austin had traveled to Ukraine from Poland eight times in 2023.

    In early November, a Spetznas “hunter-killer” team entered Kyiv undetected after learning that Austin had arrived in Ukraine to personally deliver fantastic news to Zelenskyy: the U.S. and U.K. had voted to give him even more free money and arms. The Spetznas had eyes on Austin and Zelenskyy and came close to killing them, but the team aborted the mission at the last moment due to unforeseen and unspecified complications.

    Vladimir Putin, Zakharov said, had bestowed upon Austin the title of “war criminal.”

    Putin, he added, delighted in Austin’s demise.

    “We knew Austin was in Ukraine, and we discovered their rendezvous point. We also know the pig Zaluzhnyi, and he is killer of the women and the children, was to meet his lieutenants to learn them about new drone warfare. They were our intended targets. Austin was a bonus.”

    Twenty cruise missiles, he said, destroyed surface buildings and collapsed a labyrinth of interconnecting chambers underground. A battle damage assessment revealed the strike had razed the structures and cratered what lay beneath. Only rubble remained.

    “Nothing on this earth could survive what we sent. Yes, he is dead. He must be dead,” Zakharov said.

    Real Raw News’ American sources in the White Hat community, while stopping short of dismissing Zakharov’s story as wishful thinking, said they want to see irrefutable proof of Austin’s death before scratching his name off their own “most wanted” list. However, they’ve called the official narrative a blatant lie, for if Austin had gone to Walter Reed, their sources would have taken notice and informed General Smith’s office.

    “We don’t know if that Russian story is baloney or not. Our sources at Reed are unimpeachable and they say he was never there. And as far as your other question, Mike, we don’t have him. If I learn more and can share, I’ll let you know,” a source in the general’s office said.

    Russian Claim: Austin Dead In Ukraine

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    Red
    Participant

    And then we have this making the rounds:

    The Next Crisis “Bigger than Covid”: Paralysis of Power Supply, Communications, Transportation. The WEF “Cyber Attack” Scenario, “Usher In the Great Reset”

    False flag? Civil war started pack? Perhaps somewhere around Oct/Nov. Election stopper? Who knows for sure what to believe?
    Oh what a tangled we weave
    When at first
    We practice to deceive

    #150007
    Just Some Randomer
    Participant

    I don’t buy the ‘Putin killed Lloyd Austin’ story at all. While I can certainly believe that he might inadvertently have been caught in a strike on an underground bunker in Kiev it’s just highly unlikely that such an escalatory strike would have been ordered if Russia knew he was there. Totally inconsistent with how the SMO has been run so far.

    #150008
    Dr. D
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    “J6” We are still reacting to them. That makes us the punks and slaves. Why are we doing that? OUR actions need to be the ones THEY are forced to react to, like the Trucker Protest. Do you all just LIKE being in a passive frame of mind and acted upon by others so you won’t have to think for yourself? You keep debunking, but that means you also keep referring to them as the experts and source. THEY are in control and can keep this 1,000 years in this case.

    “Biden plagiarism”

    Yes, but they like plagiarism. Defend it to the death, this is the hill they want to die on. My question: why? How did you all get here, to this point? How does that work for you? What is the train of logic that makes that good? When I plagiarize in front of you, that’s also bad. Why is that bad for me and good for everyone else?

    A: Essentially “racism”. Not Racism itself, but the same mechanism of bigotry and collectivism. We don’t exist as individuals, people only exist as groups. Those aggregate groups have certain attributes. Asians are good at math and can’t be allowed into Harvard. Blacks are bad at math and therefore need a no-standards math graduation in WA, Baltimore, etc. They are also innately criminal Liberals tell me, and need to be compensated in the legal system for that. White people are born superior in every way and therefore are anti-compensated, having to provide all these handicaps and compensation. So EVERYTHING is okay, if you can designate yourself in a “Special Group”, and nothing is okay if you are in the aggregate group of designated power. Therefore, for example, the poorest white person is worse and more powerful than the richest black person, etc. If you have POWER, all things are legal. If you have no POWER, all things are a crime. We’re just righting that wrong.

    Once you internalize this lie of collective bigotry, it’s merely a matter of infinitely increasing the groups entitled, which does itself because obviously everyone want to receive and nobody wants to give. I.e “Socialism”. Then because there are no logical foundations, you just make yourself one of the “Special Groups”, that is, the “Leaders and apparatchiks”, who can’t be working in the Siberian Uranium mines, but naturally have to sit in warm, heated offices, and eat jam, sip $10 coffee, and go to 5-star dinners at night. That’s just the way things are you understand, because somebody has to do it. SOMEBODY has to sit around and tell everybody else what to do, right? And that somebody is ME.

    Otherwise, we’d all be individuals pursuing our own goals WITHOUT somebody telling us what to do, and that’s anarchy. If you don’t want anarchy, you need a King. It’s huge sacrifice, but — I — am that king. (and “It’s good to be da King” as Mel Brooks said)

    So the root lie is “Collectivism”, to erase the individual and deal with all people as abstractions, as part of groups. Like the Jews. If one Jew does something, it ipso facto requires that ALL Jews do an did that same thing. Every morning at 6 when they get up. Because they’re all the same, all one, there is no distinction. If ONE black child can’t pass a test, then it logically follows that none of them ever can. And if ONE Black adult becomes a Billionaire, or a Supreme Court Judge, well, that’s just an exception …you understand. The reverse is NOT true. When they – your fabricated abstract aggregate — can be Nobel Prize winner, millionaire land developer, Senator, President, it does NOT mean they are innately superior and we must INCREASE those math tests on “their kind” instead. Or if 5,000 Jews protest Israel’s behavior, they are not “real” Jews, and they are the “exception” and the understanding of the “Group” and their required, enforced stereotype and expectation doesn’t change. Only in one direction, never the other.

    Thus “Collectivism” is inherently racism, and has an inherent immune system against accuracy and reform.

    …Technically, it’s the “One True Scotsman” Fallacy. “Fallacy” as in “error”, “wrong”, “lie”. If a black presidential candidate becomes a neurosurgeon, “he’s not really black”. If he doesn’t vote for Biden, “he’s not really black”. No literally, if only I weren’t being totally serious right now, this is how it works and you can see it about hourly.

    So the “Very Special Leaders” have created this root error, and now are part of a group, a collective, that is allowed to do these things because of their participation in the aggregate. Their aggregate is “the controllers” and ya gotta have them, amirite???

    That’s what happens when you don’t have “All men are created Equal”, and “Liberty and Justice for all”. It is literally inevitable, and will happen very fast.

    And that’s why Biden can plagiarize and be not just tolerated, but supported. Not a shame we hide from, but an actively GOOD thing. And Gay for the same reason, but different category.

    Can we add doctors to that category, so that they don’t have to work so hard? It’d be really great if they could just, you know, not have to learn all that boring stuff in school and practice medicine anyway. Oh they CAN? If they’re overweight transgenders like Levine? Rightie then! Sign me up for an appointment!

    Then follow with the “Collective Groups” that are “Fat” or “Unhealthy”. That is now their collective group, they are now required to behave as that collective, and it cannot be added, removed, or altered. If you are part of this collective group – a caste, if you will – then you can only behave as that caste, that family. Or ELSE, you will be ostracized and severely punished. Let’s say your father was a baker, or a serf. Or a Lord. Then you have no choice but you have to also be a baker, a serf, or a lord — or fat – because they are. That’s how “Collectives” work. Because otherwise there would be “Individuals” who had “will” and “choice” and “Free agency”. We all know groups do NOT have that, but are victims of their collective. …The Collective YOU created and believe in, in your mind. I too have no “Will” or “Agency” because I am a victim and must embrace my fat, like the cow selling steaks in “Restaurant at the End of the Universe”.

    So your lot can never be better. Kids, if you don’t own a house now, it means you’re a serf and never will (lookin’ at you Australia), and it’s never you, you can only Inherit one, according to your bloodline and lineage. Or if you’re Harry Potter, you can only inherit. Or Percy Jackson. Or Superman. You cannot MAKE yourself anew like Spider Man and have a moral code. You cannot choose between options like The Hunger Games.

    Anyone know what group now designed the 737MAX? Same designated collective groups that designed the TitanIC?

    Writing those paragraphs makes me ill, these sick racists are repugnant to me and I hope all free men. I am not a collective made of only my Critical Race Theory Intersectional attributes. Nor are they, for all their screaming. We’ve been reduced to “The Life of Brian”, “You are all unique individuals…” the Republican “Palestine Suicide Squad” and “Where is he going to keep the fetus? In a box?”

    Calvin and Hobbes Victimhood: Do you have any idea how long ago this was? And we, they, were popping it and pointing out how ludicrous and unworkable it was then? 1990, 35 years ago? And had no traction among nearly anyone? So…how’d that all happen, then? Is it anything like then they added race and misandery laws to slave colonies under Napoleon such that it would divide the people and make them MORE equaler than others, then fight, then infinitely re-divide, too busy to ever rebel again and stop paying the Home Empire in Paris? That sort of thing? And worked so well they installed it here? (I mean after our Revolution, but today too)

    “Ukraine’s leaders should frankly admit that they have lost 500,000 service members since the start of the conflict with Russia, and that the monthly casualty rate is at around 30,000, former prosecutor general Yury Lutsenko has said.”

    Another conspiracy theory true. Another day all governments lied to us for years. Another day we were all right. Must be a day ending in “Y”. But, but no lie like that could persist in public for 3 years! Think of the coordination, how many people would have to be involved!!!

    You mean, like the same number of people who keep everything secret at Lockheed Skunk Works for 50 years? That kind of secret? The same number of people that kept radar and the enigma cracking secret for years? Yeah, good thing no body of powerful people ever kept anything secret before.

    Ukraine losing: It makes me ill to listen to him, and these reports, knowing what is going on out there, ruthless, gruesome, and pointless. Yet as I say, they would rather DIE than change their minds, literally. They would rather DIE than reduce their ego. They would kill one man, 100 men, the whole world – doesn’t matter, same thing – then admit they were wrong and need a change of course. A teeny, tiny change of course, of strategy.

    And here in America those same people are drinking lattes and goofing off half the day on spreadsheets while shopping their new Tesla or Tahoe. If Ukraine can’t admit they were wrong while everyone gets shot in the face in dark, frozen mud, what are the odds our PMCs will admit they’re wrong and change when utterly safe – almost dangerously insulated and safe – and lavishly rewarded?

    Maybe it’s easier somehow. Certainly some minority of them have changed so it must be possible. Somehow, somehow guys, it is possible to stop supporting plagiarism, incompetency even. I’m rooting for you.

    Anyway, I linked the Title to point out that THEY have free health care nationwide. THEY have social welfare to take care of their displaced and homeless. Ukraine does. We pay it for THEM, but never for ourselves. I guess Americans are one of the Power Groups who therefore have to GIVE all things, while every other group is required to TAKE all things from us. Because: collectivism. You see, Some Animals Are Morer Equalllller than Others. We’re rich and powerful, and rich and powerful people always live in tents, have medieval diseases and no drinking water. That’s what “Rich” means!

    “investigators theorizing that a Ukrainian team rented a yacht in Germany from a Polish company,”

    This is literally a Conspiracy Theory, but some Conspiracy Theories are more equal than others. This is the GOOD conspiracy theory, from the RIGHT people. Look: all you need to know is: you need like 4 divers with a decompression bell. Unless somebody’s invented new laws of physics, that’s what it takes. We also know the exact size and weight of such chambers and they are the SIZE of a yacht, they don’t FIT on a yacht like a deck chair, and you can’t just pop the cork of the “Acme” box and have it inflate itself like a blow-up doll. You’d need cranes and welders, etc.

    The Words have no meanings to these people, or most of us, I guess. When Journalists read that, their minds don’t immediately go “Yeah, but how would that work, exactly? I’m curious. I want to know.”

    Like when ISIS appears and their first stop is a T-Shirt and Flag printing company and a central bank, and somehow the entire U.S. Marines-level weaponry just POPS out of the rocks and the sand like in “The Mummy”. No supply chains, no trucks. And although water is a critical thing mentioned in all the AGW articles, these soldiers don’t need any water or food or doctors or gas. Nope! They just exist, then they don’t exist, like any 30-minute TV show. You get up, your house is in the many streets of a town of 6,000, then you get up the next day, and it’s all cornfields again. Yup, yup, yup.

    How EXACTLY did you think this happened, sirs? I’ll book the whiteboard, we can talk it out. Sure the Yacht CAN bring the explosives. But WHICH explosives? Using WHICH detonators? …And they CAN bring those explosives TO THE U.S. NAVY very deep, very high-tech diving corps, which keeps a deep-sea submersible handy on the side. But that doesn’t seem very likely, does it? “The Explosives” will be brought using U.S. Navy ships in that case, with guys with guns on top so nothing is stolen.

    “According to an alternate theory put forward by American journalist Seymour Hersh, the CIA was responsible for the Nord Stream blasts.”

    An “Alternate theory” as in “A theory that is remotely plausible, unlike our theory which isn’t.”

    “• Biden Refills Strategic Petroleum Reserve At Twice The Historic Average (Sp.)

    From where and how? Prices didn’t rise. (he says, while pointing out that markets haven’t been real in decades)

    “• DC Has Resurrected the Specter of Nuclear Armageddon (Paul Craig Roberts)

    They’ve been methodically doing that step by step since Clinton. They had to because they wrote, in public, to the Russians, that they needed first strike nuclear capability on Moscow, and Cheney said we should have used it. Then they moved NATO and NATO’s nuclear and missile-delivery systems 1,000 miles east. You do know Russians can read, right?

    Anyway, every step by step, START and SALT, the monitoring, the flyovers, the smaller new systems, one by one targeting today, when they are ready to nuke Moscow in the WWIII Hillary Clinton promised us on national TV if she got elected. …Don’t make me go find the video.

    Russia responded, and it isn’t like “Putin JUST figured it out”, Russia just was one foot behind because of hope beyond hope for-the-love-of-God that the West didn’t really mean this, because of the war – and the expense – they are forced to foot now. I mean, SHOULDN’T you position and hope we’re not going to replay WWII, the war they lost, imitating the same Nazis and the same tactics that all LOST last time? WTF who is dumb enough to do that? (Nuland, Cheney, and Blinken… Boris, Merkel, and Freeland…)

    “Trump Co-Defendant: Improper Relationship Between Georgia DA, Prosecutor (NYP)

    Is half a million dollars and … certain anatomical acts … enough to get you to prosecute? No? $154,000 more? AND you want me in the bum? Done.

    “Musk Responds to WSJ ‘Hit Piece’ (RT)

    Pot with Rogan = bad. Crack with child prostitutes = Good. Some Animals Are Morer Equaller than Others. This means Musk has been expelled from “The Collective” but Hunter and his dad, showering with little girls, is still in the “Special Group” that is More Equaller.

    “• Hunter Biden Contempt Resolutions Introduced In House (ZH)

    Let’s not be hasty; surely Hunter can retire to a nursing home before you do this. You know: like the last 30 years, and the last 50 years with his dad. You definitely, definitely want them to be at least 100 before we indict. Like Soros and Kissinger.

    “Most Germans Want Scholz To Step Down – Poll (RT)

    Apparently they are trying to rebrand by fabricating a “New” SPD party, identical to the old one? Like the Boris Johnson or Barack Obama treatment. Hey, worked with Milei.

    “the true total programmatic spending level is $1.658 trillion — not $1.59 trillion. This is total failure.”

    Okay, but Um, what? I can’t stand back far enough across the universe to see the difference between those two numbers. We were spending $1T in 1990 and $7 Trillion now. Were we not doing enough in 1990? Something really important wasn’t getting done? We added oversight and defense on those extra planets on Mars and Titan?

    Okay, let’s compromise: We can all agree we’ll just dust off Obama’s budget and use that. A DEMOCRATIC budget. $3.77 Trillion HALF of today’s budget only 8 years ago, with FIVE new wars. No? Why not, I’m confused.

    https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/2023_United_States_federal_budget#/media/File:Federal_Government_annual_spending_and_revenue.webp

    Awe: is that why they hate good architecture so much and tear it down wherever they can? It makes their egos feel impinged, small?

    This is an orientation: Christ, or AntiChrist. Towards God, or away. My guess is their orientation just might be away from God.

    #150009
    John Day
    Participant

    And So It Begins …
    Substack’s been accused of being a haven for Nazis. Is this the beginning of a coordinated effort to staunch the influence of Substack?
    https://billricejr.substack.com/p/and-so-it-begins

    #150010
    John Day
    Participant

    There are no pictures of Lloyd Austin in 2024:
    https://apnews.com/article/defense-secretary-lloyd-austin-hospitalized-biden-859cc79631d6c96dbdff161faf8e4f96
    TIMELINE: When key figures found out about Lloyd Austin’s hospitalization
    The Pentagon says Austin was transported to the hospital on New Year’s Day.
    https://abcnews.go.com/Politics/timeline-key-figures-found-lloyd-austins-hospitalization/story?id=106194114
    War Pig Buried in Kiev?
    Inquiring minds want to know
    😮

    #150011
    John Day
    Participant

    Research in the 1990s indicated that fat people with good exercise stress test performance had the same low risk of heart attack and stroke as lean people with good exercise stress test performance.
    There just were not as many Fat-&-Fit people…
    Excess body fat is also an inflammatory state and changes hormonal balances.

    What I think is missed is the ways people get fat, and think it is important.
    Some people clearly inherit “thrifty genes”. They are more prone to type 2 diabetes from that.
    If they eat a healthful diet of largely fresh vegetables, avoiding chemicals, smoked meats/cheeses, grilled meats, sodas, sugar, processed foods, etc. and get daily activity, and don’t sit for hours, then they may be healthy.
    People who are fat for all of those risk factors are very unlikely to remain healthy as decades pass.

    #150012
    tboc
    Participant

    in an attempt to reconcile personally divergent responses to current events took a look in the rear view mirror yesterday in this order:
    Marshall McCluhan, Konrad Lorenz, Immanuel Kant, David Hume and Rene’ Descartes. First a moment of levity,

    “When I hear that a man is religious, I conclude he is a rascal!” ~ David Hume

    and then a reminder of why empiricism is so detestable from the same pen:

    “Justice is a moral virtue, merely because it has that tendency to the good of mankind,
    and indeed is nothing but an artificial invention to that purpose…….Hume”

    follow this thread of thought and it will lead to an unravelling cuff of Boris Johnson’s trousers. This morning’s highlight of thoughts on obesity is right in line with Hume’s celebration of Caeser’s affinity for fat men.
    Lorenz’ view of learning more and more about less to the point of knowing everything about nothing stands solid and intact. Descartes understanding that all paths lead to mathematics remains unassailed. What was looked for was found in the thoughts of Immanuel Kant. The following quote does not bring peace but a sword.

    “Even if a civil society were to be dissolved by the consent of all its members
    (e.g., if a people inhabiting an island decided to separate and disperse throughout the world),
    the last murderer remaining in prison would first have to be executed,
    so that each has done to him what his deeds deserve and blood guilt does not cling to the people
    for not having insisted upon this punishment; for otherwise the people can be regarded
    as collaborators in his public violation of justice.” ~ Immanuel Kant

    shines a light on the death wish

    Ukrainian battalion commander: “If we talk about all fronts, including media & military, then we are losing everywhere.” Our man at the front.

    #150013
    Oroboros
    Participant

    Poland Covered Up For Nord Stream Attackers

    Poland, not very bright Poland, is actively aiding and abetting an Act of War

    I know Polish jokes write themselves, but the Poles are actually accomplices in dooming the German economy to disaster.

    Sounds like enough of a basis to have Germany invade Poland once again. ;>)

    Ideally, Poland is between two industrial super powers, they should have been able to get a little cake from their location.

    But alias, they became the Turd in the Punch Bowl, once again…..

    Instead of potential prosperity the Russians will treat the Poles after their support for the Ukronazis like pack animals, a strong back and a weak mind.

    Strong as a fox, smart as an ox.

    Sources I trust have been saying that the recent massive Russian missile strikes on Ukronaziland killed a very large number of Polish officers and military advisers.

    Gee, think that was a mistake?

    Echos of the Katyn massacre .

    Ouch, that’s gotta sting.

    .

    .

    #150014
    Oroboros
    Participant

    Vader the Darth Lloyd died from too many Clotshots

    What are the chances?

    .

    #150015
    Oroboros
    Participant

    How about some cheerful news?

    iPhone that got sucked out of Alaska Airlines plane and fell 16,000 feet is found on the ground – and still works

    What a promotional bonanza for Apple!

    Like the old Timex watch ads, Takes a Lickin and Keep on Tickin!

    #150016
    Dr D Rich
    Participant

    Awe is good.

    “Shock and awe.”
    As they say in this neck of the woods:
    “Then there’s that.”

    #150017
    zerosum
    Participant

    CONTROLLING THE NARATIVE.
    1. MAKE SURE THE INFO IS NOT RELEASED.
    2. MINIMISE THE RELEASE OF INFO.
    3. HIDE THE INFO IN WHITE NOISE.
    4. DISCREDIT THE INFO
    5. HIDE THE TRUTH IN/WITH “BIG WORDS/ELITIST LANGUAGE”

    The truth is buried in lies.
    Secrets requires lies.
    The narrative fails the truth test.
    Peace and cease fire are the enemies of hate and killing/depopulation/genocide.
    ————-
    stem the migrant surge

    https://www.nbcnews.com/politics/immigration/biden-asks-mexico-help-stop-record-surge-migrants-rcna132711
    Biden is asking for Mexican help to stop the record surge of migrants. Here’s what Mexico wants in return.
    Jan. 8, 2024, 3:30 AM PST
    By Julia Ainsley

    In a press conference on Friday, López Obrador called on the U.S. to approve a plan that would deploy
    1. $20 billion to Latin American and Caribbean countries,
    2. suspend the U.S. blockade of Cuba,
    3. remove all sanctions against Venezuela
    4. and grant at least 10 million Hispanics living in the U.S. the right to remain and work legally.

    In return for its cooperation, the officials said, Mexico wants more financial aid for policing its borders. But Mexican officials said Mexico also wants the U.S. to show good faith about addressing the root causes of migration by investing more in programs to help Central and South American countries escape poverty.
    ————-
    “BIG WORDS/ELITIST LANGUAGE”

    Washington Has Resurrected the Specter of Nuclear Armageddon


    Washington Has Resurrected the Specter of Nuclear Armageddon

    Paul Craig Roberts
    —————
    “Don’t believe the spin.
    Once you break through typical Washington math, the true total programmatic spending level is $1.658 trillion — not $1.59 trillion. This is total failure.”
    ———–
    Depopulation tool
    • “It’s Okay to Be Fat” and Obesity Should be “Normalized” (MN)
    ———–

    #150018
    Oroboros
    Participant

    Great message from the guy who found the iPhone on the side of the road

    “I found an iPhone on the side of the road…

    Still in airplane mode with half a battery and open to a baggage claim for Alaska Airlines ASA1282

    Survived a 16,000 foot drop perfectly in tact!

    When I called it in, Zoe at @NTSB said it was the SECOND phone to be found.

    No door yet

    Hahahahahahahahaaha!

    No door yet!

    Boeing Technology at work!

    No wonder their ‘defense’ stuff is gobshite

    Coulda been worst

    From back in the day………Boeing 737 Aloha Airlines Flight 243

    .

    #150019
    John Day
    Participant

    Metro DC Police Officer Identified who Fired Stinger Ball Munitions into Crowd of Trump Supporters on Jan. 6 Without Warning
    J6Truth confirmed that at approximately 1:24 PM after Metropolitan Police Inspector Glover ordered painful Stinger Ball munitions to be thrown into the unaware & peaceful crowd. The crowd had NOT been given a lawful order to disperse.
    For three years now The Gateway Pundit has reported on the Washington DC and Capitol Hill Police dangerous assault on the thousands of Trump supporters who gathered outside the US Capitol that day.

    Metro DC Police Officer Identified who Fired Stinger Ball Munitions into Crowd of Trump Supporters on Jan. 6 Without Warning – Igniting a Riot (VIDEO)

    #150020
    John Day
    Participant

    Law firm registers as foreign agent for Hunter Biden-linked company 8 years later
    Cravath says the filing was prompted by talks with the Justice Department over the scope of the Foreign Agents Registration Act.
    https://www.politico.com/news/2024/01/08/cravath-hunter-biden-foreign-agents-00134307

    #150021
    Oroboros
    Participant

    The Jan 6 is so obviously set-up, it qualifies as another example of Ritual Humiliation that the NeoConJobs are blatantly stuffing down Duh’merica’s throat with Total Impunity.

    Primarily because of a weaponized Just-US department..

    Whore judges

    Whore lawyers

    Operating outside the rules of existing laws in broad daylight.

    The War Whores continue to prosecute illegal wars

    The Legal Whore continue illegal prosecutions.

    It’s simple and straightforward criminal behavior.

    Nothing will change because the legal system itself is irredeemably corrupt.

    The Supreme Clowns are whores and cowards.

    They will be too little too late

    Who you gonna call?????????

    Ghost Busters!

    Hahahahahahaahaha!

    Duh’merica the Pitiful

    #150022
    Oroboros
    Participant

    The Collective West is Dead.

    Like a Norwegian Blue parrot nailed to the perch.

    Alastair Crooke’s utterly fabulous tagline:

    From Plato To NATO

    It’s over baby…

    Andrei Martyanov Man-plains:

    “..It is over for the West and was warned about for years. The reckoning is upon us and no narrative can change it….

    ….Warfare is a geopolitical tool of the first order.

    In fact, geopolitics as a field of interaction of nations cannot exist without it.

    Warfare, in the end, formed and continues to be anchored in the human condition, and as a result, in our political, social, economic and cultural institutions.

    No understanding of warfare is possible without understanding its most important tools, weapons and people, tactics and operational art.

    It is precisely the field in which American political class has zero competencies—they simply do not teach nor grant degrees in what amounts to military science in the United States.

    It took Russia, again, to start dismantling what today has become the house of demons and horror in the West…….

    and she is doing it again in a Russian way — by defeating it on the battlefield.

    #150023
    jb-hb
    Participant

    iPhone that got sucked out of Alaska Airlines plane and fell 16,000 feet is found on the ground – and still works

    Still in airplane mode with half a battery and open to a baggage claim for Alaska Airlines ASA1282

    It must have been made out of passports

    #150024
    Oroboros
    Participant

    This is the Smell of Ukronazi desparation

    The Russians have already completely destroyed THREE Ukronazi army, to the tune of 500K KIA.

    And this asswipe clowns has a plan to change that:

    Top Ukrainian MP Goncharenko: “Children should be building our shells in factories like in WW2”

    Yeh, that’s a plan….

    #150025
    Oroboros
    Participant

    The Tale of the Abrams Wonder Weapon

    “American junk doesn’t work!”

    Angry AFU soldiers answer why their M1 Abrams junk has not been seen on the frontline.

    Most of them don’t even work, and they demonstrate the damaged gun which shakes and rattles.

    American made “supreme weapon” and ‘game changer’ in one!

    The American magazine “Forbes” recently looked for tanks that the United States transferred to Ukraine and could not find.

    Dear journalists of Forbes magazine, next time you ask us. We’ll tell you everything.

    First, look at exactly which tanks were handed over – a very outdated model (early 1990s), incomplete and in unclear technical condition.

    And yes, the tanks really arrived in Ukraine, but they have not yet reached the front line due to some technical problems.

    As proof, we provide a video of the M1A1 “Abrams ” tank with a Ukrainian crew that has already broken the gun.

    Awesome!

    We have friends in the Armed Forces of Ukraine who help us receive videos. They were dumbfounded by the state of the vaunted American technology.

    Abrams tank in Ukronaziland

    more like …….Alice in Wonderland

    https://www.bitchute.com/video/Qc9LfUauooFe/

    #150026
    Noirette
    Participant

    L. Austin was hospitalised in Emergency Care, ICU, for what? is not divulged, afaik.

    > After a 3 min goog search, so idk? More details?

    Why hide whatever it is? Why claim the primary cause was ‘elective surgery’? Heh, because it signals ‘whatever op’ was planned well in advance, normal, dont’cha know, he was just getting a nose-job, belly reduction, removal of some trivial viral ugliness (or some such thingie)..

    So why were other officials not informed in time and proper procedures not put in place for his handing over / replacement, as is reported in the MSM ?

    My guess is effects of the jibby-jab are being covered up in panic, with clashing narratives being put out. What was, is, his ‘illness’? How does one end up in the ICU for ‘elective surgery’ when one is a Top Guy?

    Other scenarios are possible see above (Red, John Day) – who knows, I don’t claim to.

    However a Defense Sec (or Min in other countries) being AWOL as ‘ill’ and such confusing and contradictory stories being put out is indicative of a *Failed State* (to put it very mildly.)

    #150027
    D Benton Smith
    Participant

    It’s looking more and more likely that Lloyd Austin is dead from complications that arose from being blown to smithereens by Russian missiles in a Ukrainian bunker.

    If this is the case, then the American Empire has a WHOLE LOT of ‘splainin’ to do, to a world that is increasingly indifferent to the bullshit spewing out of Washington.

    #150028
    Dr. D
    Participant

    “Ray Epps Dodges Prison Sentence – Gets Probation, Community Service For Telling J6ers to Go “Into The Capitol”

    Wow. So. Shocked. Not. What are the odds? 100%?

    “Here We Go: Michelle Obama Says She’s “Terrified” of Trump Winning

    She’s “Terrified” of nothing happening. Like last time. That’s what I want out of my Presidents, that they’re afraid of everything.

    “Substack’s been accused of being a haven for Nazis.”

    Substack’s competition reports Substack is a poopy-pants. What are the odds?

    “Immanuel and Justice”: I. Just. Kant.

    Found out the new Russian tank also has a gas turbine like the Abrams does. Power-to-weight and all that. …Except their turbine works, based on well-tested helicopter technology.

    Hey, the Abrams was fine. …For 1990. Too heavy, too expensive, but they all have their drawbacks. Today we would need a new one, and the age of tanks is most probably over. Is a new tank every 40 years too much to ask?

    #150029
    D Benton Smith
    Participant

    If geopolitics is akin to the game of chess then what sort of a piece does Lloyd Austin represent? A pawn posing as a rook, maybe? In any case, he’s off the board and checkmate against his side is a couple of moves away. Good time to toss the board, tip the king, or just shut up and go away.

    #150030
    WES
    Participant

    Since the military under Lloyd Austin was responsible for covid and the vaccine, somehow it would be poetic justice if US medical malpractice were to claim Lloyd Austin, rather than a precise Russian missile!

    #150031
    Dr. D
    Participant

    I’m officially suspicious: no one can tell what he went in for? Or what is “complications” were?

    This ain’t f’g rocket science, it’s written on his chart. And officially Walter Reed hasn’t seen him? Do they usually take patients but keep no records of them?

    3rd, although this may or may not be in play: Austin is at the level where it’s reasonable for him to have a body double on hire. So they were hoping beyond hope that someone survived in NATO HQ in Kiev? They’d dig him out and put a bandage on his head like in the movies?

    These sort of things happen when you’re in a war you’re not in.

    #150033
    John Day
    Participant

    Trump Will Be “The Winter Coat” – Charles Nenner Warns “The Cycle Is Turning Down Very Fast”

    Trump is the Winter Coat – Charles Nenner

    #150034
    D Benton Smith
    Participant

    I am very annoyed by the lack of information about Lloyd Austin’s whereabouts and CURRENT state of health. I mean. how hard is it to shove a video chat camera in front of his face? Inquiring minds want to know.

    Of course the dearth of data suggests that it’s death in the dark. . . but there are of course numerous other possible explanations for the lack of other explanations, and I expect they’re going to try all of them before it finally “leaks” (in dribs and drabs over a year or three) that he’s been dead as a box crackers since January 2024.

    Sure is a lot of loud noise out there, I can hardly hear myself theorize..

    #150035
    zerosum
    Participant

    Lost Control of the narrative of Lloyd Austin.
    Check the boxes.

    1. MAKE SURE THE INFO IS NOT RELEASED.
    2. MINIMISE THE RELEASE OF INFO.
    3. HIDE THE INFO IN WHITE NOISE.
    4. DISCREDIT THE INFO
    5. HIDE THE TRUTH IN/WITH “BIG WORDS/ELITIST LANGUAGE”

    The truth is buried in lies.
    Secrets requires lies.
    The narrative fails the truth test.
    Peace and cease fire are the enemies of hate and killing/depopulation/genocide.
    ———–

    #150036
    D Benton Smith
    Participant

    @zerosum
    “Lost Control of the narrative of Lloyd Austin.” comment #150035

    You’ve nailed it. Really concise. Good job, man.

    #150037
    Oroboros
    Participant

    My Dream Scenario for Darth Austin

    He got caught in a bunker during a Russian missile attack and was so scared…

    Wait for it…

    Because he was so Vaxed up, his seriously weakened heart gave out from the stress of Fear….

    Craptastic!

    A two-fur-one, Covid and Ukronaziland, blended into one PR nightmare!

    Main Street in Kiev where the Russian missile strikes have ruptured main sewage lines and flooded the winter Ukronazi streets with raw sewage. Nice

    Attacking Russian civilians in Belgorod during Christmas is paying dividends!

    Bagging affirmative action Darth Lloyd would just be icing on the cake.

    Extra Brownie Points for the shear Ritual Humiliation of the Nation pulling off such a PR stunt.

    Especially because the Empire of Lies can’t admit anything to it’s Duh’merica Sheeple.

    Putting the “Duh’ in Duh’merica…..

    .

    #150038
    John Day
    Participant

    Schrodinger’s Generals https://drjohnsblog.substack.com/p/schrodingers-generals

    Red found this: Russian Claim: Austin Dead In Ukraine
    ​ Secretary of Defense Lloyd Austin was allegedly killed in Kyiv on January 3 when Russian cruise missiles peltered a command bunker where Austin and Lieutenant General Valerii Zaluzhnyi, commander in chief of the Ukrainian Army, met secretly to discuss mounting an asymmetrical offensive to “bring Vladimir Putin to his knees,” claims a Russian FSB source known for providing invaluable intelligence and the truth behind Putin’s Special Military Operation in Ukraine.
    ​ FSB agent Andrei Zakharov’s tale, however, directly contradicts an administration narrative about Austin clandestinely hospitalizing himself for an unknown ailment at Walter Reed Hospital.​..
    ​..Austin had spent so much time in Kyiv he ought to have applied for Ukrainian citizenship, Zakharov joked, adding that the secretive and self-admittedly reclusive Austin had traveled to Ukraine from Poland eight times in 2023…
    ​ Vladimir Putin, Zakharov said, had bestowed upon Austin the title of “war criminal.”​ Putin, he added, delighted in Austin’s demise.
    ​ “We knew Austin was in Ukraine, and we discovered their rendezvous point. We also know the pig Zaluzhnyi, and he is killer of the women and the children, was to meet his lieutenants to learn them about new drone warfare. They were our intended targets. Austin was a bonus.”
    ​ T​wenty cruise missiles, he said, destroyed surface buildings and collapsed a labyrinth of interconnecting chambers underground. A battle damage assessment revealed the strike had razed the structures and cratered what lay beneath. Only rubble remained.
    ​ “Nothing on this earth could survive what we sent. Yes, he is dead. He must be dead,” Zakharov said.
    ​ Real Raw News’ American sources in the White Hat community, while stopping short of dismissing Zakharov’s story as wishful thinking, said they want to see irrefutable proof of Austin’s death before scratching his name off their own “most wanted” list. However, they’ve called the official narrative a blatant lie, for if Austin had gone to Walter Reed, their sources would have taken notice and informed General Smith’s office.
    ​ “We don’t know if that Russian story is baloney or not. Our sources at Reed are unimpeachable and they say he was never there. And as far as your other question, Mike, we don’t have him. If I learn more and can share, I’ll let you know,” a source in the general’s office said.

    Russian Claim: Austin Dead In Ukraine

    TIMELINE: When key figures found out about Lloyd Austin’s hospitalization , The Pentagon says Austin was transported to the hospital on New Year’s Day.
    https://abcnews.go.com/Politics/timeline-key-figures-found-lloyd-austins-hospitalization/story?id=106194114

    ​No pictures of Austin or Zaluzhny in 2024…
    Commander-in-Chief of the Armed Forces of Ukraine Valeriy Zaluzhny congratulated the military personnel on the past 2023 and noted that the coming 2024 will not be easy.
    https://en.interfax.com.ua/news/general/957846.html

    ​ Celia Farber , Explaining What Monarch Means In The Context of All We Are Enduring
    A few have asked, here: What is Monarch programming? What do I mean exactly when I invoke it?​
    ​ This is a vast field of study and analysis. I’ve quoted Serge Lang before, one of the patron saints of clarity (as ethics), who posed this question:
    “How do you address a morass without becoming part of it?”​ (AIDS=Morass, Covid-19=Morass)
    ​ If I had to put it very simply I would say that “Monarch Programming” is an engineering program of human minds, designed to undetectably detonate meaning, structure, truth, clarity, consequence, resolution—basically what we once thought of as “Western Civilization.”
    ​ That feeling, so common of late, that the mind is being assaulted, and the “normal”responses are fleeing into the sub-conscious/repressed, where shame grows.
    What is worse, or more degrading, than being told (repeatedly) that what is clearly happening is clearly not happening?
    https://celiafarber.substack.com/p/explaining-what-monarch-means-in

    #150039
    Oroboros
    Participant

    From Russia with Love…

    Main Street in Kiev where the Russian missile strikes have ruptured main sewage lines and flooded the winter Ukronazi streets with raw sewage…

    .

    #150040
    John Day
    Participant

    ​Caitlin Johnstone , Westerners Have An Absolutely Psychotic View Of Airstrikes
    ​ In response to multiple complaints from a retired Humber College professor about the wildly biased language that Canada’s state broadcaster has been using to describe Israel’s war on Gaza, Waugh acknowledged that the CBC routinely uses words like “murderous,” “vicious,” “brutal,” “massacre,” and “slaughter” to refer to the October 7 Hamas attack while using far less emotionally charged words like “intensive,” “unrelenting,” and “punishing” to describe Israel’s actions in Gaza over the last three months.
    ​ Waugh defended this extreme discrepancy by saying that Israel’s attacks in Gaza differ from the Hamas attack on Israelis in that Israel’s killings are done “remotely”.
    ​ “Different words are used because although both result in death and injury, the events they describe are very different,” Waugh wrote. “The raid saw Hamas gunmen stream through the border fence and attack Israelis directly with firearms, knives and explosives. Gunmen chased down festival goers, assaulted kibbutzniks then shot them, fought hand to hand, and threw grenades. The attack was brutal, often vicious, and certainly murderous.”​ [or Israeli choppers, tanks and troops did…]
    ​ “Bombs dropped from thousands of feet and artillery shells lofted into Gaza from kilometers away result in death and destruction on a massive scale, but it is carried out remotely,” Waugh continued. “The deadly results are unseen by those who caused them and the source unseen by those [who] suffer and die.”​ …
    ​..Military explosives rip human bodies apart. They burn people alive. They trap them under rubble where they die excruciatingly slowly in one of the most horrifying ways imaginable. They leave people without limbs. They dismember and disfigure children for life.​..
    ​..A UNICEF report released last month said that more than a thousand children had had one or both legs amputated since October 7 as a result of damage received by US-sponsored Israeli airstrikes, a number which would be significantly higher by now. We know that many such amputations have occurred without anaesthesia, because Israeli siege warfare has cut off Gaza’s healthcare system from the necessary supplies.
    https://www.caitlinjohnst.one/p/westerners-have-an-absolutely-psychotic

    ​ ‘Operation Al-Aqsa Flood’ Day 94: Israeli forces kill four-year-old girl in occupied West Bank; Gaza’s children face brunt of the genocide
    Ten children in Gaza are losing a limb every day in Gaza to Israeli airstrikes, as Israeli politicians say the Gaza onslaught will last at least another nine months.
    ​ Israeli soldiers shoot dead 4-year-old girl at military checkpoint in occupied West Bank
    Israeli military says the war on Gaza could last more than nine months.
    ​ Save the Children: Over ten children lose limbs a day in Gaza.
    The Israeli army forces Al-Aqsa Martyrs Hospital to evacuate and abandon sick patients.
    ​ Doctors Without Borders: Israel appears to have directly targeted deceased Al Jazeera journalist Hamza Dahdouh after “a single rocket” hit his car.
    Palestinian Ministry of Health: 249 Palestinians killed and 510 wounded in Israeli attacks on Gaza over 24 hours.
    ​ Euro-Mediterranean Human Rights Monitor: “Systematic torture and inhumane treatment” of Palestinians detained in Israeli army camps.
    US Senator blames Israel’s ‘political decisions’ for the inadequate amount of aid reaching Gaza.

    ‘Operation Al-Aqsa Flood’ Day 94: Israeli forces kill four-year-old girl in occupied West Bank; Gaza’s children face brunt of the genocide

    NARRATIVE COLLAPSE: Washington Post retracts Israeli Defense Minister Yoav Gallant’s Oct. 7 Hamas rape claims
    https://www.naturalnews.com/2024-01-08-wapo-retracts-yoav-gallant-false-hamas-claims.html

    US Officials Think Netanyahu Might See War in Lebanon as Key to Political Survival
    A DIA intelligence assessment found Israel would probably not be able to beat Hezbollah if there’s a significant escalation in Lebanon

    US Officials Think Netanyahu Might See War in Lebanon as Key to Political Survival

    ​ Israeli MK Comes Out in Support of South Africa’s Genocide Case Against Israel​ , Other Knesset members are calling for Ofer Cassif to be removed
    ​ MK Ofer Cassif, a member of the left-wing Jewish and Arab Hadash-Ta’al party, and around 200 other Israelis have signed a petition supporting South Africa’s 84-page filing that will be submitted to the ICJ later this week.
    ​ “The information that emerges from the lawsuit is both horrific and credible. Israel is indeed taking systematic and thorough steps to wipe out the population of Gaza; to starve, abuse, and displace it. It has implemented a policy of erasing options for livelihood, which is leading to genocide,” the petition reads, according to Haaretz.
    ​ Explaining his reasoning for signing the petition, Cassif wrote on X: “My constitutional duty is to Israeli society and all of its residents, not to a government and its coalition members who call for ethnic cleansing and even actual genocide. They are the ones that harm the country and its people; they are the ones who led South Africa to approach The Hague, not me and my cabinet members.”

    Israeli MK Comes Out in Support of South Africa’s Genocide Case Against Israel

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