Feb 052024
 


Giovanni Battista Tiepolo Allegory of the Planets and Continents 1752

 

Beijing Powerless As Chinese Stocks Crater (ZH)
Brzezinski’s Barbaric Dream. A Broader War, “Spreading Towards Iran” (Stea)
US Not Prepared for War Against Iran and ‘Axis of Resistance’ (Sp.)
EU Needs An Enemy – Kremlin (RT)
EU Gives Zelensky Life Support for Himself and His Regime. But .. (Jay)
EU Citizens’ Taxes Going To Terrorists – Moscow (RT)
Possible NATO Corps Deployment to Ukraine May Become ‘Suicide Mission’ (Sp.)
What Powerful Force Prevents the US from Defending its Borders? (PCR)
Shrinking Populations Fuel Divisive Politics (NYT)
Facebook: Tool for State Censorship, Goldmine for US Intel (Sp.)
Get The Zuck Out Of Here: 20 Years Later (RT)
Novichok Public Inquiry Turns Into A Secret Farce Before It Begins (Helmer)
E Jean Carroll Lawyer Says Trump Used Coded Version Of C-Word Against Her (G.)
Musk Took Drugs With Tesla, SpaceX Execs – WSJ (RT)

 

 

Congresswoman Luna about the new bipartisan Senate bill:

 

 

Farmers

 

 

 

 

Weinstein Border

 

 

RFK Jr

RFK/Smith

 

 

Elon Musk: “In the “bet-you-didn’t-know” category,
Homeland Security Secretary Mayorkas issued written guidance making it clear that:
1. Illegal presence alone is not grounds for deportation.
2. Criminal charges, convictions or gang membership alone are not enough for deportation.
You basically have to be a convicted axe murderer to be deported! That’s because every deportation is a lost vote.”

 

 

 

 

Not much to do with Trump’s promised new tariffs, I would think. This has been coming for a while.

Zerohedge thinks it’s serious though: “..every day that Beijing is just more talk and no action brings us closer to the world’s biggest and most violent social revolt seen in history…”

Beijing Powerless As Chinese Stocks Crater (ZH)

The China Securities Regulatory Commission vowed on Sunday to prevent abnormal fluctuations, saying it would guide more medium- and long-term funds into the market and crack down on illegal activities including malicious short selling and insider trading. The brief statement followed a sudden plunge of as much as 3.4% in the benchmark CSI 300 Index on Friday — and an outpouring of frustration on social media from individual investors just days before families across the country gather to celebrate the Lunar New Year. “The statement sought to stabilize investor sentiment, but didn’t touch on fundamental problems including a lack of confidence and huge economic uncertainty,” said Shen Meng, director at investment bank Chanson & Co. “Those issues are the causes of abnormal market fluctuation.”

While authorities have taken piecemeal steps to support the economy and markets in recent months and have discussed a potential stock stabilization fund, they’ve yet to announce any major moves to stop the selloff. Weak economic data, simmering geopolitical tensions with the US, a worsening property crisis and an opaque crackdown on the financial sector have all weighed on investor sentiment. As reported last week, China’s CSI 300 tumbled 6.3% in January, a record sixth straight month of losses. Shares then rallied briefly toward the end of the month after Bloomberg reported that authorities were seeking to mobilize about 2 trillion yuan ($278 billion) for a stabilization fund, but the market has since renewed its decline, reaching the lowest level since January 2019 as once again the Beijing trial baloon was just that, and nothing more. .

Meanwhile, the hail mary media bullshit and lies continued, and over the weekend, 21st Century Business Herald daily newspaper reported that authorities should set up a stabilization fund as soon as possible to boost market confidence, with an aim to get its size to 10 trillion yuan or more. Next up it will be 100 trillion in promises, then 1 quadrillion, only by then the SHCOMP will hit 0. Meanwhile, in a sign of how exasperated some investors have become, thousands flocked to a social media account of the US embassy in Beijing to vent their frustrations over the economy and slumping share prices. In the comment section of the embassy’s Weibo post on giraffe protection on Friday evening, some 53,000 users added remarks by Saturday evening, winning over 300,000 likes. China’s internet users often struggle to find a venue to air grievances about the economy or government performance, with official accounts of Chinese state agencies or media usually either disabling the comment function or only showing selected feedback.

In the end, the outcome is a clear one: either Beijing will watch powerless as 1 billion furious Chinamen start rioting in the streets as both the real estate and capital markets crater – and only then, after countless are dead, will it inject trillions into the economy, or someone in Beijing will come to their senses and do so before there is bloodshed… Not that that’s a viable solution of course: at best, that’s kicking the can by a few years, but in the grand scheme of things, can kicking is all the world has left. And now all eyes are now on China and every day that Beijing is just more talk and no action brings us closer to the world’s biggest and most violent social revolt seen in history.

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It was Brzezinski who invented the plot of a war between Ukraine and Russia.

Brzezinski’s Barbaric Dream. A Broader War, “Spreading Towards Iran” (Stea)

In a recent interview, Paul Craig Roberts, former economic adviser (US Department of the Treasury) to the late President Ronald Reagan, outlined, with astonishing foresight, the trajectory that the current Middle East crisis may follow, and his insight is both brilliant and terrifying. To paraphrase Roberts’s analysis, the Israeli-Gaza conflict is merely the beginning of a widening conflict in the Middle East, spreading toward the neocon’s main target, Iran. Though Iran is extremely powerful now, the conflict will greatly weaken the country, making possible the West’s stealthy infiltration of jihadists into the Central Asian countries which border Iran and extend to both the Russian borders and, indeed the Chinese border, with Xinjiang, bordering Kazakhstan. Though Roberts does not mention China, the logic of his thesis would extend to China.

The purpose of these jihadists, infiltrated into countries neighboring Russia, with large Islamic populations which have, historically lived in peace with citizens of very diverse ethnic and religious identities, including Russian, Catholic, Jewish citizens, often intermarrying, will be, as Brzezinski planned. This purpose will be,[..] to incite violent, extremist religious separatist movements, destabilizing these peaceful Central Asian countries, fomenting “color revolutions” (as was tried, but failed in Kazakhstan recently), and engineering bloody putsch, in these countries, similar to the one incited in Ukraine in 2014 with the ensuing devastating wars. These infiltrated jihadists would spread and continue inciting violent separatist movements, next, within the Russian Federation itself, with Bashkortostan and Tartarstan on the Volga, with large Islamic populations, again, also hitherto living peacefully with other extremely diverse religious and ethnic citizens.

If successful in inciting separatist movements on the Volga, Russia could be isolated from the enormously rich resources in Siberia, and reduced in size to less than the area of France, and impoverished, accordingly. Though Russia may be aware of this lethal Western agenda, the militarization of the rabidly Russophobic Baltics, to the North, Latvia, Lithuania and Estonia, and the recent accession of Finland and Sweden into Nato, with planned “Steadfast Defender 2024, including 31 NATO participants, will threaten Russia from the north and west, reducing its ability to protect itself from threats from destabilized Central Asian neighbors, and demanding that Russia fight for its survival on two fronts.

Although Brzezinski, in “The Grand Chessboard”, describes a partnership between Russia and China as a disaster to be avoided at all costs, NATO’s provocation of Russia has forced a war between Russia and Ukraine, which Brzezinski fiercely advocated in order to isolate Russia from Europe. Though the Russia-China friendship would appear to protect Russia from the aforementioned crisis, at least now, if the deadly agenda Paul Craig Roberts describes becomes a reality, the infiltration of jihadists would likely spread to China, which has, also, a large Islamic population, hitherto living peacefully with diverse citizenry.

However, as violent, externally engineered separatist movements have already occurred in Xinjiang, in the West of China, these could be exacerbated by further outside infiltration of jihadists, and could metastasize throughout China. Further, the eastern part of China could be existentially threatened by the new “Axis” of Japan, South Korea and the United States, menacing China’s survival, and again forcing China to divert its defenses from the West to the East, increasing its vulnerability, and diminishing its ability to assist Russia, amidst the rampant chaos created by the Brzezinski plan, and Washington’s current neocon agenda, world domination.

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“The United States, its assets across Iraq would be crushed. It would be overrun and by extension Syria as well and Lebanon. The world has changed. This is not just Iran, by the way. This is the whole of West Asia.”

US Not Prepared for War Against Iran and ‘Axis of Resistance’ (Sp.)

US officials have reportedly signaled that plans have been approved for a series of strikes against targets in Iraq and Syria. That would be in response to a recent drone attack on US personnel in the Middle East — which claimed the lives of three soldiers and left 34 wounded. In the wake of the strike Bloomberg claimed the Biden administration was considering a covert strike on Iran or Iranian officials as possible options. But University of Tehran Professor Seyed Mohammad Marandi told Sputnik that directly targeting Iran would be a major mistake and a major miscalculation by Washington. He suggested that scenario was very unlikely, given Iran’s missile defense and drone capabilities, as well as the vulnerability of US bases which are scattered across the Middle Eastern region.

“Let’s assume that the United States strikes Iran,” Marandi said. “The United States has bases all across the Persian Gulf. The Iranians will hit out at those bases, and then the Iranians will also punish those countries that host those bases.” The professor warned the fallout from the tit-for-tat attacks would send oil and gas prices “through the roof.” “The Red Sea would no longer be safe for oil and gas. The Western economies would collapse if there was a major escalation in our region,” Marandi underlined. “The United States, its assets across Iraq would be crushed. It would be overrun and by extension Syria as well and Lebanon. The world has changed. This is not just Iran, by the way. This is the whole of West Asia.” Given the latest US media reports, it appears far more plausible that the US would attack targets in Iraq and Syria, Marandi continued.

“[The US] will claim some sort of ‘victory over terrorists’ and that sort of nonsense which they usually say,” the professor said. “But it will be like in Yemen, they will have very little impact because the resistance to the US occupation, the illegal occupation in Iraq and Syria is very well hidden. Their assets are underground, they are spread out. And all the United States would do would be to make people angrier and make the resistance more popular, both at home and abroad. That’s exactly what we saw in Yemen.” Marandi noted that most recently instead of pushing the Israeli regime to end the slaughter in the Palestinian Gaza Strip, the US tried to facilitate the genocide by attacking Yemen. Since early January the US and its allies conducted a series of strikes against the Ansar Allah-led government in the Yemeni capital Sana’a, also known as the Houthis after their leader.

“They launched many missiles, wasted a lot of money, but they were incapable of changing the balance of power. And Yemen continues to easily strike ships. Why?” the professor asked. “Because all of their assets are underground. Their mobile radar is well-protected underground. Their missiles and drones are well protected underground. They come out, strike the target and go back underground. So the Americans failed in Yemen. They made ‘Ansar Allah,’ or what the West likes to call the Houthis, very popular across the region and across the world, and they’ll only do the same in Iraq and Syria.”

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Just like the US..

EU Needs An Enemy – Kremlin (RT)

Recent statements by EU politicians about the possibility of a war with Russia serve their own domestic interests and distract the population from internal issues like tanking economies, Kremlin spokesman Dmitry Peskov has suggested. At the same time, claims of an allegedly imminent conflict with Moscow also help to justify continued funding for Kiev, he said. On February 1 EU leaders signed off on a €50-billion ($54-billion) package of economic aid to Ukraine. This followed months of back-and-forth on the matter. “They [politicians in EU countries] need to continue to construct an image of the enemy, to do it in a textured, prominent way, in order to justify the increase in spending. And, you see, the allocation of 50 billion – on the one hand, for the EU this amount is not a very big deal, but on the other hand it is still noticeable against the backdrop of the crisis markers manifesting themselves in the economies of EU countries,” Peskov told journalist Pavel Zarubin on Sunday.

This effort to distract populations from domestic problems with talk about a purportedly looming conflict with Russia has been undertaken by multiple countries of the bloc, the spokesman pointed out. In particular, Germany has clearly taken such an approach to hide the internal issues it has been facing lately, he suggested. “Germany is an economic engine of the EU, and now whole sectors of the German economy are losing their attractiveness and competitiveness. And, of course, against this backdrop, it is best to divert attention by creating some kind of enemy and maintaining its image. And for this there is probably no one better than [Russia] in their opinion,” the spokesman explained.

In recent months, senior officials from various EU countries have been urging their citizenry to brace for an allegedly inevitable conflict with Russia, with governments redirecting funding towards their militaries. Berlin has actively taken such a route, adopting a new military and strategic doctrine late last year that aims for “war-ready” forces. At the time, Chancellor Olaf Scholz claimed the country needed “a long-term, permanent change of course,” with the goal of creating “a powerful Bundeswehr” actually able to fight in the war that has been flagged as imminent. Russia has repeatedly dismissed claims that it is somehow seeking to attack any EU or NATO countries, describing such allegations as “absurd.” Late last year, for instance, Russian President Vladimir Putin reiterated that Moscow has “no interest… geopolitically, economically or militarily… in waging war against [the US-led NATO bloc].”

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“..They don’t actually believe there will be a war with Russia but it’s a great story to put out there which pays dividends…”

EU Gives Zelensky Life Support for Himself and His Regime. But .. (Jay)

So by hook or by crook, the EU got its funding for Ukraine agreed. But before you get too excited, perhaps it’s worth pondering the amount. A pathetic 50bn euros spread over four years! Is this money really for Zelensky and his cabal to keep the war going though, or simply a massive bribe for him to pass most of it on, in order for him to stay in power? What is the West worried about with Zelensky leaving office too early, some astute analysts will no doubt ask. From a military perspective it would be too little too late and so it’s all destined for public services and what some EU apparatchiks are calling “keeping the lights on”. But EU leaders should be aware that a good part of this money – probably at least half of it – will go directly to Zelensky and his circle of close aides and ministers whose only job is to keep him in power.

As president, he has control over the budgets of the government ministries including the finance ministry and it would be absurd to assume that most of this money will not be diverted in a regime which redefines the scales of corruption and embezzlement. Even the CIA chief Bill Mad Dog Burns had to fly in recently to Kiev to tell Zelensky personally to “not steal too much” from the next bundle which the Biden administration is expected to sign off in the coming weeks, which is expected to be around 65 billion dollars in military aid. And so the Americans appear to be ready to continue to give the military kit, despite much of it, according to my own investigation is ending up on the black market in Libya, while the EU is happy to pay the bills of the government and salaries. The Atlantic Council sums it up thus:

“This agreement is also an important signal to Washington that Europe is stepping up and is with Ukraine for the long run. Coincidentally, debates over aid packages to Ukraine on both sides of the Atlantic unfolded at the same time last year in December and now”. “Europe missed an opportunity to better impact the U.S. debate then. The EU hit the mark this time, showing Washington that Europe is doing its part”. But doing what part exactly? The EU default position on Ukraine is to blindly follow the Biden administration and its fatalistic support of the Ukraine regime until the abyss approaches. Indeed, most of last year Biden could only repeat the mantra over and over again “whatever it takes” and the EU followed, with many member states devastated by the decision. Germany’s economy is looking like a basket case while folks in the UK pay sky-high utility bills which in most cases look like a zero has been incongruously added by mistake.

Most EU countries have no military stock left to defend themselves against any threat – which does tend to take away the credibility of the absurd narrative that Russia is about to invade at any moment. And the EU itself continues to borrow money that has to be paid back by the next generation of taxpayers long after corrupt elitists like Ursula von der Leyen have left office and only have their dirty vaccine deals to fund their retirement plan while Europe starves. There is much talk in Brussels and on member state level that more money needs to be found for the EU project and that it needs to develop its own defence policy, without using the words EU army. Even in Britain, the conservative party are preparing for war with Russia. Well, strictly speaking senior officials are preparing the media narrative. They don’t actually believe there will be a war with Russia but it’s a great story to put out there which pays dividends.

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When you bomb bakeries, yes…

This is what Ukraine will switch to: targeting civilians.

EU Citizens’ Taxes Going To Terrorists – Moscow (RT)

The West is complicit in the Ukrainian military’s killing of civilians in Donbass, Russian Foreign Ministry Spokeswoman Maria Zakharova has claimed. The diplomat was referring to a Ukrainian attack on a bakery in the city of Lisichansk, apparently involving weaponry provided by Kiev’s allies, which claimed the lives of at least 28 civilians. Following the attack, the acting head of the Lugansk People’s Republic, Leonid Pasechnik, accused the Ukrainian military of deliberately targeting the building on a weekend to maximize civilian casualties. In a post on his Telegram channel, he added that “emergency services have managed to rescue ten people from under the rubble,” with doctors doing their best to save their lives. In a statement on Saturday, Zakharova said that “according to preliminary information, the strike was conducted using Western weaponry.”

She described the shelling as a “terrorist attack” meant to convey Kiev’s “gratefulness for the ‘generous’ financial support by EU countries.” The foreign ministry spokeswoman added that the EU nations’ citizens should be cognizant of what their taxes are being spent on, namely “deadly weapons systems” used by the Ukrainian military to “kill civilians.” “We suggest that Parisians imagine how they go in the morning for a baguette, and Rome’s residents – to have a cup of coffee with cornetto – but instead of freshly-baked pastry return home with relatives wounded or killed by Ukrainian terrorists,” Zakharova charged. Echoing Pasechnik, the diplomat alleged that Kiev’s forces had been well aware that civilians, including families with children and the elderly, would typically flock to the bakery on Saturdays. She added that the building had been razed to the ground as a result of the shelling.

According to Zakharova, the deadly incident is “further proof of the criminal nature of the Kiev regime.” She went on to quote Russian President Vladimir Putin, who on Friday characterized the Ukrainian military as a “terrorist organization that attacks ambulances.” He was referring to several attacks on paramedics working in Donbass last month. The foreign ministry spokeswoman concluded by saying that Moscow will inform “international organizations of yet another terrorist attack on the part of Zelensky’s gang.” The official noted that Russia expects a swift and unequivocal condemnation of Kiev’s actions. Authorities in the LPR declared Sunday a day of mourning for the 28 victims of the attack on the bakery, which include one child. Pasechnik vowed that those responsible would eventually be brought to justice “for this horrible tragedy, for every death.”

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“..Russia has complete air dominance, escalatory dominance, logistical dominance, ammunition dominance..”

Possible NATO Corps Deployment to Ukraine May Become ‘Suicide Mission’ (Sp.)

The UK has urged its NATO allies to consider sending the alliance’s expeditionary force to Ukraine, an informed source told Sputnik. According to the source, the alleged move came “in connection with the unfavorable developments in the Ukrainian theater of military operations for Kiev”. The insider added that Britain also called on NATO to consider imposing a no-fly zone over the territory controlled by the Zelensky regime and to increase military aid to Ukraine. ”The UK’s reported plans about deploying NATO’s expeditionary corps to Ukraine is “a fantastical delusion on the part of the Brits and has no foundation in reality,” retired CIA intelligence officer and State Department official Larry Johnson told Sputnik. “But just because the Brits are insane does not mean Russia can ignore them. It is a serious proposal,” he added.

Johnson was partly echoed by Matthew Gordon-Banks, an international relations consultant, former member of Parliament and retired senior research fellow at the UK Defence Academy, who said he didn’t think the rumors of a NATO force in Ukraine should be taken seriously. “The suggestions I have heard are quite unrealistic at present,” Gordon-Banks stated. Asked to comment on the “unfavorable development of events” for Kiev on the battlefield, he emphasized that “things are collapsing in Kiev quite quickly”. “[Ukrainian President Volodymyr] Zelensky has not been able to fire his top general, and I think he is now very much a ‘lame duck’ president,” Gordon-Banks argued, referring to the commander-in-chief of Ukraine’s armed forces, Valery Zaluzhny.

The same tone was struck by Earl Rasmussen, a retired US Army lieutenant colonel turned geopolitical and military affairs consultant, who warned that if the information about London’s plans is true, and “if this is somebody’s dream, it could quickly become a nightmare for British and NATO forces.”But it is not a realistic solution or proposal. Russia has complete air dominance, escalatory dominance, logistical dominance, ammunition dominance. This would be catastrophic for any UK forces and definitely would show a symbol of direct NATO involvement, which could really be dangerous, as far as escalation goes,” Rasmussen emphasized, noting that “the British forces would probably be wiped out, fairly rapidly.” The US Army veteran suggested that someone in the UK military might be having “some type of delusional experience” for even suggesting such a scenario. “It’s a suicide mission for those troops. And it definitely would pull NATO into a much more dangerous situation and direct confrontation [with Russia],” Rasmussen concluded.

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“When the Western Roman Empire was overrun, Rome ceased to exist. How can it be any different for America?”

What Powerful Force Prevents the US from Defending its Borders? (PCR)

Israel can evict Palestinians from the the Palestinians’ villages in Palestine. Tiny Latvia can deport Russian ethnics born in Latvia for not learning to speak Latvian, but mighty America cannot prevent millions of immigrant-invaders from illegally entering the US each year and remaining. How can this be? Clearly the US government is in a conspiracy with the NGOs that are recruiting and funding the invasion in order to replace the white American population. Why is the US government cooperating with anti-American NGOs to steal America from Americans? Why do Americans sit on their butts and permit their country to be stolen? Why do a majority of American women vote for the Democrats who are aiding and abetting the theft of America? When Washington speaks of “American national interests,” whose interests is meant?

The military/security complex’s interest? How does a tower of babel have a national interest? Why is it in America’s national interest to be overrun by invaders? Why is Washington worried about attack from Russia and China but not from the vastly larger army of the anti-American NGOs? Does the US military have any role other than protecting the profits of the military/security complex? How can the United States be a country when it has no borders? How can something as abnormal as a country without borders continue to exist? When the Western Roman Empire was overrun, Rome ceased to exist. How can it be any different for America? Why are voices that speak for American identity, such as VDARE, suppressed by American prosecutorial authorities?

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3rd day in a row that we’re talking about birth rates.

Shrinking Populations Fuel Divisive Politics (NYT)

In the 2000 film “Almost Famous,” Cameron Crowe’s comedy-drama about rock musicians in the 1970s, the character played by Zooey Deschanel gives her younger brother some advice. “Listen to ‘Tommy’ with a candle burning, and you’ll see your whole future,” she says. I’m going to borrow that thought: Stare at the map accompanying this article with — or without — a candle burning, and you’ll see your whole future. The map shows how the number of working-age people around the world is forecast to change by 2050. Europe’s working-age population will shrink. So will that of Brazil, China, Chile, Japan and Russia, among others. And that change could have extremely negative consequences for those societies, without mitigation. “Working-age population” can sound technical and abstract. But these are the people who staff our offices and factories, work farms, treat the sick, care for the very old and the very young.

They are the ones who have children and raise them; who build new things and fix old ones. When that population shrinks, those activities become more difficult, more expensive and less frequent. The economy slows down. Fewer workers getting paid generates less tax revenue. As the population ages, more people rely on government social security programs to fund their retirements and health care, putting those vital programs further under strain. This is mostly a story about birthrates. As countries get richer, people have fewer children; and it turns out that once birthrates fall, it’s really hard to get them back up again. Although a number of countries have tried to boost fertility through tax breaks, cash bonuses and even awards for heroism given to women who bear many children, none of those programs have made more than a marginal difference.

But look at the map a little longer, and you see the phenomenon that has allowed a few wealthy countries to cushion the blow of demographic change: immigration. Australia, Canada and the United States have small green dots, denoting modest growth in their working-age populations. That’s largely because those countries take in relatively high numbers of immigrants, who not only bolster population numbers directly when they arrive, but also tend to have more children than the native-born population. In the United States, for instance, the modest increase in births since the 1970s was entirely driven by births to immigrant mothers. In Canada, immigration is the sole driver of population growth, according to government statistics.

Immigration, to be clear, can only ever be a partial solution to this demographic shift. To put the numbers in perspective, just to stay level by 2050, Europe would have to absorb about half of the entire working-age population growth in India, the world’s most populous country. China, facing an even bigger shortfall, could take all the growth of Pakistan and all that of Nigeria — Africa’s most populous country — and still be 2 million short of where it stands now. At the same time, this map strongly suggests that being able to attract and integrate large numbers of immigrants will be an important competitive advantage for countries in the coming decades. Doing so, however, will require overcoming political barriers that arise, partly, out of the same demographic shifts.

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Gretarded.

Facebook: Tool for State Censorship, Goldmine for US Intel (Sp.)

As Americans, Europeans and others around the world signed up, logged on and voluntarily offered up private information that companies and intel agencies would have paid a fortune to get their hands on just a few short decades ago, powerful forces quickly realized the importance of collecting and engineering this new form of online human interaction. “It is clear that intelligence agencies throughout the world, not only the US, can use Facebook to their advantage,” Ryan Hartwig, Facebook contractor-turned whistleblower and co-author of ‘Behind the Mask of Facebook: A Whistleblower’s Shocking Story of Big Tech Bias and Censorship,’ told Sputnik in an interview. “The government launders their censorship through various NGOs and institutions on behalf of the US government,” Hartwig said, pointing, for example, to a 2021 report by the Stanford Internet Observatory entitled “Combating Information Manipulation: A Playbook for Elections and Beyond,” which plainly outlines tools the company uses to “remove the spread of malign information” from social media.

In his book, coauthored with attorney Kent Heckenlively, Hartwig documents how, while working as a content moderator for Facebook in the 2010s, he had witnessed the platform’s disturbing transformation after the 2016 US elections into a tool for systematically suppressing conservative viewpoints while elevating liberal ones, and cracking down on some forms of suspected hate speech while amplifying others. Of course, conservatives aren’t the only ones targeted by the social media giant’s censorship leviathan, with non-liberal left groups, critics of the US military-industrial complex, Big Pharma, Big Tech and other elite forces which run America and much of the world also falling victim. Documented instances of censorship by Facebook include the scrubbing of criticism of US and European immigration policy, climate policies, vaccines and vaccine mandates, criticisms of Facebook itself, and the vagaries of US foreign policy, with posts on these issues occasionally deleted outright, but more often hidden or deranked without users being informed using the platform’s complex, non-open source algorithm.

In 2022, Facebook rolled out a special carve-out of exceptions to its anti-hate speech rules to allow users to make explicitly Russophobic posts, issue death threats against Russian officials, use dehumanizing language to refer to Russian troops, and even offer praise for the neo-Nazi Azov** Regiment, despite the social media giant’s ban on content featuring Nazi and neo-Nazi ideology. “Facebook manipulates public opinion by suppressing unpopular opinions, or allowing newsworthy exceptions for the people they like,” Hartwig explained, noting this extends not just to big name issues, but even extremely minute details bordering on psychopathy. “For example, they made a specific rule to protect Greta Thunberg from being attacked or called ‘Gretarded’,” the former content moderator recalled, referring to the WEF-promoted climate activist. “Normally, public figures, even young individuals like Greta are allowed to be called retarded. Facebook made an exception to protect her,” Hartwig said.

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I heard a similar story last year about another company 🙂 : “The company’s headcount decreased by 22% year-over-year, following layoffs, indicating a strategic shift in its workforce.”

Get The Zuck Out Of Here: 20 Years Later (RT)

As Facebook approached its adolescence and entered the realm of maturity, its impact on society became increasingly significant. The platform, once a college-focused social hub, had evolved into a global information-sharing powerhouse, shaping not only individual interactions but also influencing broader societal dynamics. Despite the controversies, Facebook’s financial triumphs were undeniable. Meta’s Q4 2023 earnings report showcased a strong rebound in its online ad business, with a 25% year-over-year increase in sales. The company’s expenses decreased, and its operating margin more than doubled, reflecting successful cost-cutting measures. Net income also saw a significant increase, reaching $14 billion.

In addition to the positive financial results, Meta announced its first-ever dividend payment and a $50 billion share buyback, signaling confidence in its financial standing. However, the financial success was not without challenges. Meta’s Reality Labs unit, responsible for virtual reality and augmented reality technologies, generated over $1 billion in sales but recorded a $4.65 billion loss, highlighting the risks associated with cutting-edge technologies. Looking ahead this year, Meta anticipates first-quarter sales in the range of $34.5-37 billion, with expenses in 2024 projected at $94-99 billion. The company’s headcount decreased by 22% year-over-year, following layoffs, indicating a strategic shift in its workforce.

Zuckerberg has trumpeted the role of artificial intelligence in the company’s growth trajectory, emphasizing continued investments in AI and computing infrastructure. However, he has also acknowledged the company’s commitment to maintaining a relatively lean workforce, balancing technological innovation with operational efficiency. The confluence of financial triumphs, persistent challenges, and controversies marked the pivotal phase in Facebook’s transformation into Meta. The rebranding aimed to thrust the company to the forefront of the metaverse. However, this strategic maneuver encountered skepticism and formidable challenges, notably in light of substantial losses associated with metaverse-related technologies.

During its adolescent years, Facebook endeavored to stay relevant among younger generations. By introducing features like ‘Reels’, it sought to emulate the success of competitors such as TikTok. Yet, these initiatives met with only limited success, as the platform’s user base continued to age, resulting in diminished engagement, particularly from Generation Z. The challenges extended beyond shifting demographics. Facebook’s reputation suffered amid data privacy controversies. Younger users, in particular, perceived the platform as less trustworthy, further impinging on engagement. In response, the company embarked on a broader identity shift.

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He can’t seem to decide if Skripal is alive or not. But certainly strange that we’ve never seen father nor daughter again.

Novichok Public Inquiry Turns Into A Secret Farce Before It Begins (Helmer)

In a London courtroom on Friday, Lord Anthony Hughes, the retired judge whom the British government has appointed to run a public inquiry into the alleged Novichok poisonings of March and June 2018, collapsed into a farce of state secrecy. Not even the open hearings which are now scheduled to start later this year, on October 14, will in fact be open, Hughes told lawyers for the Home Office and for the family of Dawn Sturgess. This is because the police and the security services have told the judge they want a livestream default or broadcasting delay of at least fifteen minutes, possibly longer when “the police will decide if any disclosure at all will be made”, a government lawyer told the judge.Hughes announced: “I absolutely accept how difficult it is when you are batting in the dark…but it is a situation which has simply got to be coped with.”

Follow the archive on the official investigation of the cause of Dawn Sturgess’s death in June 2018, allegedly from a Novichok poison which Russian assassins left behind after they had attacked Sergei and Yulia Skripal the previous March. The Skripals have been assigned a lawyer, Adam Chapman, to represent them in the Hughes proceeding, but he wasn’t present in court on Friday. To date, Chapman hasn’t asked a question, made a written submission, or reported what the Skripals want to say about the Novichok affair. Chapman’s silence confirms that if the Skripals are still alive, they are being held by the British government incommunicado. Hughes has yet to rule on whether they will be called to testify as witnesses, and if so, whether their testimony will be given in open or secret session.

Hughes ran Friday’s hearing to just under 90 minutes. A switch of stream engineering companies and a failure by Paul Dunlay, the judge’s technician in charge of live-streaming, excluded reporters who had registered to hear the proceeding from their offices. Hughes’s spokesman apologized for the “confusion”. Dunlay said “we are not responsible for your IT systems security which may have blocked this auto response.” “My starting point,” Hughes claimed, “has always been that this is a public hearing and everything is in public unless there is a necessity for it not to be. But given the circumstances of this Inquiry – involving as it does the use of a chemical weapon on British soil – it will be of no surprise that there will inevitably be some material that will be CLOSED. Indeed that was the reason for the conversion of the original Inquest to a public Inquiry.”

Just how little will be open — and just how large “the necessity for it not to be” — were revealed in Friday’s hearing. Closed circuit television (CCTV) tapes from Salisbury and Amesbury which the police seized after the Skripal attack and the Sturgess death, and which have not been released to date, are to be allowed in evidence in the open hearing, but only, Judge Hughes has conceded, in the form of a “compilation”. What has been withheld will remain a state secret. A police report combining the Skripal incident in Salisbury of March 4, 2018, and the Sturgess incident in Amesbury four months later, on June 30, 2018, has been partially released to the Sturgess family’s lawyers, led by Michael Mansfield KC. But on Friday he told Hughes the evidential value of the report has already been compromised.

“There are 17 pages of redactions,” Mansfield said, “not all of them total pages, although the further you go into the report, starting at page, for example — it should be the same on yours, so that is page 53 onwards. There is nothing visible there, or the 20 succeeding pages. Altogether 17 pages in which, again, if we can just say, there must be questions arising there and in relation to the open and closed divide, it would be of great help if we did have a gist.” Mansfield went on to refer to a section he has read in the police report entitled “Target”. “I hope I am not exaggerating it, there are some pretty astonishing observations in this section alone and if what is said in this section alone about the target, there is and must be very much more material, or absence of material.”

Mansfield was intimating in public that the police report he has seen is missing the key elements of how the alleged Russian-made Novichok got into Dawn Sturgess’s hands and killed her, as well as the police account of how their searches of Sturgess’s house failed to detect the Novichok in a perfume bottle standing on the kitchen table until July 11, 2018 – eleven days after Sturgess had collapsed and been taken to Salisbury District Hospital, and after police reported their search of the house for suspected narcotics.


Dawn Sturgess, died between June 30 and July 8, 2018; Sergei Skripal, died in British custody at an unknown date after his last telephone call to Russia on June 19, 2019; Adam Chapman, the London lawyer appointed by the British government on March 25, 2022 — without evidence of Skripal consent.

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What am I supposed to make of this?

E Jean Carroll Lawyer Says Trump Used Coded Version Of C-Word Against Her (G.)

E Jean Carroll’s attorney says Donald Trump used a coded expression to call her the C-word during a deposition before she helped the magazine columnist win an $83.3m verdict in her defamation case against the former president. Roberta Kaplan shared the anecdote during an appearance Friday on the George Conway Explains It All podcast, saying it happened while Trump was deposed at his Mar-a-Lago resort as part of an unrelated, since-dismissed case in which he faced accusations of collaborating with a fraudulent marketing company. As Kaplan told it, at the end of the questioning, Trump’s attorneys ensured the two sides were no longer on the record before he looked at her and remarked: “See you next Tuesday.” The phrase is well-known, thinly veiled code for perhaps the most offensive misogynistic insult that can be directed at a woman, combining words that sound like the first two letters of the slur – “C” and “U” – along with words that start with the letters “N” and “T”.

Kaplan told Conway that she initially didn’t understand the meaning of what Trump said because the opposing sides weren’t scheduled to meet that upcoming Tuesday. “I, thank God, had no idea what that meant, so I said to him, ‘What are you talking about? I’m coming back on Wednesday,’” Kaplan remarked. “Literally, it was an honest answer. I had no idea what he’s talking about.” Colleagues of Kaplan informed her what the former president had meant by saying “see you next Tuesday” once they were all in their car driving away from Trump’s property, she said. “That is a teenage boy-level joke,” the podcast co-host Sarah Longwell said. Kaplan replied: “Had I known, I for sure would have gotten angry … I looked like I was being above it all, which I wasn’t. I just did not know.”

Conway – a conservative attorney formerly married to Trump’s White House counsellor Kellyanne Conway – punctuated Kaplan’s recollections by saying: “So that’s just an amazing story.” According to Kaplan, Trump had also thrown a temper tantrum that day when his legal team offered to provide lunch to Kaplan and her associates. “There was a huge pile of documents, exhibits, sitting in front of him, and he took the pile and he just threw it across the table – and stormed out of the room,” Kaplan said. That claim about Trump throwing papers across a table in particular called to mind another anecdote produced by testimony to the congressional committee that investigated the Capitol attack staged by the ex-president’s supporters after he lost the 2020 election to Joe Biden. A former White House aide testified that Trump angrily threw a plate of food at a wall in the White House – smearing it with ketchup – after his attorney general at the time publicly denied Trump’s lies that there had been voter fraud in the race won by Biden.

Friday’s remarks from Kaplan were also sure to open Trump to renewed criticism over his mistreatment of women. Conway went on CNN later Friday and said Trump was “a pig” for how he addressed Kaplan, according to the attorney. Kaplan represented Carroll in a separate legal matter that saw the former Elle magazine writer sue Trump on accusations that he sexually abused her in a department store changing room in the mid-1990s. Carroll’s lawsuit asserted that Trump then defamed her as he attacked her credibility.

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If and when you say about an outlet that takes itself very seriously that it “..is not fit to line a parrot cage for bird [poop emoji]..”, then you get this. Which sorta proves your point. And the rest will chime in, too.

Musk Took Drugs With Tesla, SpaceX Execs – WSJ (RT)

Tesla and SpaceX CEO Elon Musk has been taking illegal drugs for years, on many occasions alongside the board members and directors of his companies, the Wall Street Journal reported on Saturday, citing sources who claimed to have either witnessed the drug use or had knowledge of it. According to the report, Musk has attended a number of social gatherings in recent years with Tesla board member Joe Gebbia, where he recreationally took ketamine, an anesthetic commonly used to euthanize house pets. Other directors, Antonio Gracias, Kimbal Musk and Steve Jurvetson, have reportedly consumed drugs like ecstasy and LSD with him at several parties, including those held at Hotel El Ganzo, a boutique hotel in Mexico allegedly known for its drug-fueled events.

According to several sources, some of the directors felt pressured to consume drugs with Musk either because refraining could upset the billionaire, or result in them “losing the social capital” of being in the CEO’s circle. Sources told the news outlet that Musk’s drug use was common knowledge among several current and former Tesla and SpaceX officials, and the volume of his consumption has become concerning in recent years. However, the companies’ boards haven’t investigated Musk’s alleged drug use nor documented any claims. On the one hand, the use of illegal substances violates antidrug policies at both firms, while on the other, official board minutes could become public, and if they mentioned Musk’s drug problems, it could put SpaceX’s federal contracts and Musk’s security clearance at risk, the report notes.

The WSJ already reported on Musk’s alleged illegal drug use last month, claiming that the CEO has a history of using drugs including cocaine, ecstasy, LSD and psychedelic mushrooms. In response to that news piece, Musk lashed out at WSJ on X, saying that the news outlet “is not fit to line a parrot cage for bird [poop emoji].” Musk noted that he regularly took random drug tests at SpaceX, which he never failed. This claim was backed by his lawyer, Alex Spiro.Later, Musk also tweeted: “If drugs actually helped improve my net productivity over time, I would definitely take them!”

https://twitter.com/i/status/1754340103873564988

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FREEMAN DYSON Emeritus Professor, Princeton Institute for Advanced Studies (2009)


THERE IS NO GLOBAL WARMING, THERE IS ONLY REGIONAL WARMING (AND IT’S A GOOD THING!):

“The change that’s now going on is very strongly concentrated in the Arctic. In fact in three respects, it’s not global, which I think is very important. First of all, it is mainly in the Arctic. Secondly, it’s mainly in the winter rather than summer. And thirdly, it’s mainly in the night rather than at the daytime. In all three respects, the warming is happening where it is cold, not where it is hot. The people in Greenland love it. They tell you it’s made their lives a lot easier. They hope it continues. I am not saying none of these consequences are happening. I am just questioning whether they are harmful. There’s a lot made out of the people who died in heat waves. And there is no doubt that we have heat waves and people die. What they don’t say is actually five times as many people die of cold in winters as die of heat in summer. And it is also true that more of the warming happens in winter than in summer.

So, if anything, it’s heavily favorable as far as that goes. It certainly saves more lives in winter than it costs in summer.So that kind of argument is never made. And I see a systematic bias in the way things are reported. Anything that looks bad is reported, and anything that looks good is not reported.A lot of these things are not anything to do with human activities. Take the shrinking of glaciers, which certainly has been going on for 300 years and has been well documented. So it certainly wasn’t due to human activities, most of the time. There’s been a very strong warming, in fact, ever since the Little Ice Age, which was most intense in the 17th century. That certainly was not due to human activity.

And the most serious of almost all the problems is the rising sea level. But there again, we have no evidence that this is due to climate change. A good deal of evidence says it’s not. I mean, we know that that’s been going on for 12,000 years, and there’s very doubtful arguments as to what’s been happening in the last 50 years and (whether) human activities have been important. It’s not clear whether it’s been accelerating or not. But certainly, most of it is not due to human activities. So it would be a shame if we’ve made huge efforts to stop global warming and the sea continued to rise. That would be a tragedy. Sea level is a real problem, but we should be attacking it directly and not attacking the wrong problem.”

 

 

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    Giovanni Battista Tiepolo Allegory of the Planets and Continents 1752   • Beijing Powerless As Chinese Stocks Crater (ZH) • Brzezinski’s Barbaric
    [See the full post at: Debt Rattle February 5 2024]

    #151918
    aspnaz
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    X is serving the truth

    Unless you oppose the Jewish genocide of Gazans, then they block the truth. Musk claims free-speech absolutist, but he is another “shades of gray” kind of guy, where “absolutism” really means “when I feel like it and it does not hurt my pocket”, in other words he is a free-speech coward.

    #151919
    aspnaz
    Participant

    Elon Musk: “In the “bet-you-didn’t-know” category,
    Homeland Security Secretary Mayorkas issued written guidance making it clear that:
    1. Illegal presence alone is not grounds for deportation.
    2. Criminal charges, convictions or gang membership alone are not enough for deportation.
    You basically have to be a convicted axe murderer to be deported! That’s because every deportation is a lost vote.”

    They are illegal immigrant absolutists, like Musk is a free-speech absolutist, in other words they are not absolutists at all, they are “shades of gray” people, like Musk. They say one thing, pretend one thing, mean one thing and all those things are different, because these people have no principles, their guiding light is doing the best for number one, and you are not number one to them.

    #151920
    aspnaz
    Participant

    Zerohedge thinks it’s serious though: “..every day that Beijing is just more talk and no action brings us closer to the world’s biggest and most violent social revolt seen in history…”

    Very unlikely, incredibly unlikely. Social revolt would have to occur in the lower classes, because the upper and wealthy classes depend on the CCP for their incomes and they know that, historically, whenever there has been turmoil, it is the wealthy upper classes that end up being killed in huge numbers.

    Are the lower classes the ones losing out on the stock market, losing out on their property portfolios? I don’t think so, so the CCP is safe, the people losing are not the people who could bring down the CCP.

    As long as the man on the street sees a regular income and stable prices then the CCP has nothing to fear, they are providing what they promised.

    Of course, this may make Xi weaker within the internal politics of the CCP, but it does nothing to weaken the CCP, it is simply an opportunity for another clique in the CCP to try to usurp the power of the emperor.

    #151921
    aspnaz
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    if the deadly agenda Paul Craig Roberts describes becomes a reality, the infiltration of jihadists would likely spread to China, which has, also, a large Islamic population, hitherto living peacefully with diverse citizenry.

    The USA may be experts in creating and infiltrating jihadists, but only against other goat herders. You first need to understand what the Chinese are capable of in terms of removing unwanted people from their population. Do you seriously think that the CCP that has murdered millions of Chinese could not deal with a few hundred thousand jihadists, then you are in fantasy land. Not only is the whole of China covered in a facial recognition system, so they track everybody, but they are also perfectly happy picking people up without “warrants”. The USA has no chance of “turning” China using jihadist, especially knowing that China is perfectly aware of the filth that occupies the USA. They will need a better plan than something so basic.

    #151922
    aspnaz
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    For anybody interested in the western relationship with China, on an individual level, then try reading “Thought Reform and the Psychology of Totalism: A study of Brainwashing in China.”

    https://archive.org/details/ThoughtReformAndThePsychologyOfTotalism

    I live in China, so it was of interest to me, but maybe not to others. One interesting aspect is how people cling to their prior beliefs and how they abandon their prior beliefs, when subjected to torture.

    Similar psychology will be valid for the people imprissoned in guantanamo, except that guantanamo appears to be more vengeance based, rather than an attempt at brainwashing. The Chinese only imprissoned them for a few years, the Americans like to punish, as if they are god, so they keep their prisoners for life.

    #151923
    aspnaz
    Participant

    Why do Americans sit on their butts and permit their country to be stolen? Why do a majority of American women vote for the Democrats who are aiding and abetting the theft of America? When Washington speaks of “American national interests,” whose interests is meant?

    They are the slobs of the western world. When was the last time Americans protested for anything other than Soros-funded causes, such as BLM? Of course there was the Vietnam protests half a century ago, so they could do it back then but they can’t do it now. It is not as if they have too much to lose, their income levels are rubbish, their government services are rubbish, the infrastructure is a joke, the conomy – well who knows what is happening to the economy, the stats are more imaginitive that the Chinese stats. People of America are comatose, they have no life in them, they are only willing to speak harsh words, write a few stern sentences in response to people who are trying to destroy the country in which their children are destined to live; basically they don’t care. The people of the west need to understand that the Americans are not saving anyone, not even themselves, they are too busy watching TV and jacking off to porn.

    #151924
    poppie
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    Those are some very clear observations. That clarity has extensions. It is the same reason american people will not revolt. And whats a warrant if anyone can get one for anything? Flipping that clarity over, that is why the domino theory comes from liars. The lower classes no longer want to join the military.

    #151927
    tboc
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    “The so-called border security provisions codify amnesty and would force future presidents to allow illegals across our border.”

    The person who wrote the above is either one of the greatest morons on the stage or a lying son-of-a-bitch.

    Laws can be repealed, Constitutional Amendments can be reversed – Eighteenth and Twenty-First Amendments-, bureaucratic regulations have a specific gravity of zero, a hydrogen atom being the reference material, and are and can be changed at will. (consider your local school board)

    The majority of the unlawful immigrants have been lied to and promised a future that will remain non-existant. Every citizen of the United States has been lied to their entire life and are being lied to at this very instant.

    The greatest tragedy in the history of the United States is the willingness of the citizens to lie to themselves. The belief that this group or that group is justified in ignoring the basic tenets of The Declaration of Independance and The Constitution of the United States of America whenever it is personally “profitable” runs deep. A cult of superiority runs at an even greater depth in The United States. This cult of superiority pulls one thread after another from the fabric of the nation. The fabric of my nation is becoming threadbare at the hands of the citizenry, one personal lie at a time.

    “There is nothing I can do, my credit rating and the property values in my neighborhood would suffer.” NIMBY
    I once thought it hard to be that hateful, I was wrong. Stop for a moment and consider a Moral Majority and a Tea Party. Mono-gamete bovine pasture enrichment is money from the penny on your dresser to the security of any bank account or financial security you “believe” you own.

    and the rallying cry of the lying citizens of deceit?

    “It’s Their Fault”.

    has anyone asked the immigrants living in airports, police stations, schools or on the street if what they have at the moment is what they were promised? Have they been asked if they still have hope? Gift cards can be emptied, debit cards cancelled or refused and cell phones disconnected from the network, do you think all of the pissin and moanin is gonna help when those become reality?
    Why not organize and tell the immigrants they, just like the citzens of the United States will be abandoned. Tell them, “You were brought here to be a slave”. Tell the unlawful immigrants, “You will insure your slavery and then be abandoned if you vote in the next federal election”.
    Have each church and civic organization set up polling stations where the immigrants have the opportunity to express their hopes and their position.

    use your head for something beside a hat rack

    #151928
    tboc
    Participant

    “Truckin’, like the do-dah man
    Once told me “You’ve got to play your hand”
    Sometimes your cards ain’t worth a dime
    If you don’t lay’em down” Hunter

    #151930
    John Day
    Participant

    @tboc: Truckin’ always applies. “What a long strange trip it’s been…”

    I tried this at the end of yesterday’s comments. It worked. Kennedy sells MAGA Hats now:
    MAGA-RFK

    #151931
    John Day
    Participant

    @Aspnaz: I grew up for almost 7 years in the sphere of influence of my Grandmother Day, a small, but intellectually commanding woman, who had grown up in China. The term “Brainwashing” was an everyday word in that realm, quite an ongoing topic of conversation, particularly regarding Korean War POW stories. I later read her loose paperback, “Brainwashed”, lying on the coffee table, during a visit…

    #151932
    Oroboros
    Participant

    Chief Nerd
    @TheChiefNerd

    NEW – Pfizer Beats Earnings Estimates as COVID Constriction Continues, Eyes Big Oncology Push

    They make a killing on the fake-vax Clotshot which precipitated a turbo cancer event that they then pivot to to rake in more mega-bucks.


    Just like a fireman who’s an arsonist

    #151933
    Dr. D
    Participant

    “Mechanical Issue Dooms One of Two UK Aircraft Carriers Ahead of Massive NATO War Drill

    That’s okay: they had no sailors to put on it, nor planes that could fly. Only the F35 “Paperweight”. Or bombs to put on the plane that’s put on the carrier that’s put on the ocean by the Sailors who swallowed the fly.

    But I don’t know why. Perhaps they’ll die.

    “The Ninth Circuit: Enemy of Cities Trying to Shut Down Homeless Camps

    That’s okay: we’ll send them to your house. Right Mrs. Barrett? With duct tape.

    “Senior BBC Employee Branded White People a “Parasitical Deviant Breed”

    If you oppose this or discuss it, you’re a racist. While the majority of poor people are white. No doubt in the UK too. Definition of “Punching Down”, via “Race.” So. Proud. This is the kind of England we’re (being forced to) paying for!

    “The EU Has Already Provided $96 Billion In Aid to Ukraine

    Probably $9.6 Billion. The other 90% is in Brussels. While the arms they sent are now in Gaza.

    “Oregon Supreme Court Blocks 10 Republicans from Running For Reelection

    Such an inflammatory headline. THEY passed the law. They knew it existed. They knew their enemies would use it. They know that unlike Federal House of Congress, it’s not like 10 out of 500 people, but 10 of 30. Life is hard, but it’s harder when you’re stupid. Hey, show up for work and don’t make excuses…Republicans.

    “Report: ‘Don’t Tread On Me’ Flags Not Working”


    “FBI Investigating Extremist For Not Clicking On ‘Black Voices’ Section Of Prime Video” –BBee

    “Gaza Votes for Ceasefire In Chicago” — BBee. Oh well. Don’t ask the UN to help. Chicago is a gun-free zone and they’d be shot to h–l in no time.

    “US Establishes New Stockpile in Australia to Prepare for War Over Taiwan”

    Oh so we DO have weapons for Kiev: they’re just in Israel and Australia because we want dead Slavs. What better way to kill every Slav than to promise them the F35 and send them out with a 1939 .38 revolver? …With one shell. Not kidding, that’s what we’re doing there. And in Oz? We have no ships to get them from there to Taiwan, are we using telepathy?

    Again, they say we CAAAAAAAN’T make more shells, etc. Oh yes we can. By now we surely can. We just won’t because it would employ Americans and force us to fix railroads, employ railroad workers, open steel mills, employ steel workers, and so on.

    THAT is how much they hate Americans. They’re trying to kill every Slav by ethnicity on the planet but somehow still hate us moar.

    “Beijing Powerless as Chinese Stocks Crater After Trump Confirms He Will Impose 60% Tariffs”

    Like that. Hey, would we equalize the fears over China’s ascendance AND solve our national security deficit AND make ourselves rich by moving manufacturing home again? Or at least a lot of it? Why yes. We want a fair chance to compete against the world and we’ll do just fine. Everybody knows it. One problem: the too-high US reserve currency prevents that fair chance and has to collapse sharply…under somebody else.

    It’s mostly not “NAFTA” not “Most favored nation” for China, not “TPP” etc, it’s mostly the CURRENCY. That’s why the gutting and annihilation started the day after 1971 and the gold standard and hasn’t stopped since. Same thing in Germany, actually, and why they joined the Euro to the EuroSouth to improperly lower their currency value, prevent the Deutschemark overvaluation, and buy more years. …Knowing the same process would destroy the Global South, which it has. Using us in the 70s as an example though, the EU did far better and mitigated it much more. Can’t be stopped though: the currency value is a self-corrector, a limiter, and if you remove the auto-safety the pressures just build to collapse. “Disaster Capitalism”. They WANT it to collapse and “Build Back Bitter.” Not like this though: their plans are all screwed up. They’ll be lucky to survive.

    French Protests: Oh My God is that the Gay flag of hatred and exclusion in the public square there? If you wonder what the Nazi flag felt like when it was first put up, it’s this. You see, we can’t see it like they did. It did not mean “Nazi” then. It meant “Happy” it meant “Progressive”, it meant “Family,” Kinder Kuchen, when women wouldn’t have to sell themselves as pole dancers in the streets of Berlin like the 20s. It meant “New”. New spirit, an “East Wind” like oriental Zen and Tibet. It meant “Action.” Happy happy happy flag. It didn’t mean “Hate”. It didn’t mean “Us and them”. It didn’t mean “War” then, hardship, totalitarianism. Why do you think someone would sign on? Because it meant “hate”? No!

    And so EXACTLY today. We can see the seeds of hate, exclusion, one-party rule, enshrined special classes, war, totalitarianism in the new rainbow and especially this flag which even has the “white power” stripe on it. — I Particularly like the butt-brown circle as its main feature, I wonder what that means? They are clearly top dog. And so today, WHO posts these Anti-American flags of hatred, division, and exclusion? Art districts. Colleges. Corporations. And of course governments.

    And it’s a world-wide flag, for the worldwide eternal revolution. Always dreamed of by the world Socialists like Trotsky, and not the National Socialists like Himmler.

    So proud I’m paying for it while our citizens are dying in the streets.

    “Bret Weinstein recalls his experience witnessing the mass migration of people making the ‘treacherous’ journey through the Darién Gap crossing.”

    Completely baffled by the Darien Gap. CLEARLY these guys are nation states and CLEARLY they have essentially unlimited money. It costs MORE money to drop them south and go THROUGH the Darien Gap than land at the airport in Mexico City and take a limo. So what gives except PR? We’re fighting an enemy that’s totally retarded and we’re supposed to be demoralized by that? Who’s giving us the snow job, so long, and why?

    Yet it doesn’t end and no one notices. I just thought a few people started further south for “reasons” and it was more sensational for the cameras because journalists are anti-reality. Apparently not.

    “1. Illegal presence alone is not grounds for deportation.”

    Mayorkas says “Committing a crime is no grounds for arrest”. Yup, you’re impeached. Oh wait: Republicans. “Let’s not be hasty!™” Surely if we ASK the Democrats nicely to stop killing babies for 50 years, eventually they’ll just say “yes.”

    “‘We Would Prefer If 3000 Babies Weren’t Murdered Every Day,’ Says Crowd of Deranged Extremists” –BBee (“No” they answer. Those are BLACK babies. Our answer is clear.)

    “Criminal charges, convictions or gang membership alone are not enough for deportation.”

    Rape, murder, bank robbery, not grounds for arrest. EVER AGAIN. Some Animals are More Equaller than Others!”

    What did I say above. EVERY nation on earth gets billions from us. We arm all sides in every war: 1980 Iraq-Iran and Israel war being a prime example. We defend EVERY border and if three people are killed we start WWIII. ….EXCEPT if they’re American citizens. Then we do the OPPOSITE. Every nation, race, border, economy, event is then MORE important than we are. 40,000 dead Americans a year from open border Fentanyl is called “a good start.”

    “• Beijing Powerless as Chinese Stocks Crater (ZH)

    As good an entry here as ever. Yes China has problems and they’ve predicted 100 out of the last 1 recessions there. But this isn’t the 40 year Bull Run period when everything just goes smoothly. There are huge tidal forces out there. For example, Armstrong points out that there’s a collapse, sure, but the collapse is in bonds, which are 10x the size. Worse, it’s not in “Bonds” it’s in “Government” as we shift from a 70 year government-centered reality to one where no one trusts government and removes their power and trust. …Which are “bonds”.

    If you leave UST’s, which are the majority of assets on the planet, backing all other nations, banks, and even corporations, where do you go? Dow Stocks? Do Dow and S&P stocks suck? Have a terrible economy? Are wildly overpriced? Yes. But that doesn’t matter if the other tidal force is strong enough like “If I get 2% dividends in GE at least I won’t lose 100% of my money in City of Detroit Municipal Bonds”.

    We have the same massive adjustments in China, but they’re at a different point of the cycle. Like 1970s probably. Russia is as well, they’re like 1959 in the cycle: young, dynamic, relatively honest, churchgoing, patriotic. We’re like England before WWI or worse, France in 1785.

    What does China “down” mean? China treads water for 10 years since they over-bubbled ‘til now? And? The Dow may not go “Down” – it might DOUBLE – but in PPT, in cost of bacon terms it’s almost certain to drop 90%. Because at the end of a stock bull you get a 30-year commodity bull and it ALWAYS drops 90%. And we HAVE commodities, we’re a commodity country, but the Dow and Wall Street isn’t.

    Comparing, Japan just lost half a trillion in US Commercial Real estate (or so they’re blaming) on their way to losing $1 Trillion PLUS in the worldwide commercial crash. Evergrande is the same both China Domestic, and with us. Lots of BIG forces.

    But where would you put your money? In China, where they make things? Or in Europe where they don’t make, don’t have energy, have a world war, and are about to lose all their banking collateral worldwide from Ukraine, Russia, Africa? If all the money in Europe flees, it doesn’t go to China, it goes…???

    Problem with predicting right now. Like Nenner, who is Dutch, pick “Not losing money.” We suck so bad China might go UP despite all that.

    “It was Brzezinski who invented the plot of a war between Ukraine and Russia.”

    Sort of not, he just sold it to the Americans. Since it’s a British idea, and the West has been trying this for 300 years.

    “Weaken the country, making possible the West’s stealthy infiltration of jihadists into the Central Asian countries which border Iran and extend to both the Russian borders and, indeed the Chinese border”

    That is terrifying, and I’m sure they’ll try it. Like Iraq-Iran, they don’t care who wins. There are dead people, and both are weak or their attention is off building and competing with London. Dead people is always 100% a natural good. You know, like in Texas, Iowa…or Baltimore. DC I think is the death-city capital of America. Non-stop shootings since it’s a gun-free zone. All run by Congress, so they approved a crackhead mayor. Professional courtesy.

    Cool story, bro. Problem: THERE ARE NO JIHADIS LEFT. You had SAUDI build them. Saudi is against you. You made them to kick Russia, but Russia happily ground up every one in Chechnya, then they ran away like girls to the muster call in Syria. Then all the remnant was killed there with joy in our little hearts. IRAN is the major backer of “Jihadis” but Iran is not gong to attack Iran, you can just say that the Jihadis remaining tend to be Shia. WHO ARE SHOWING SOLIDARITY with Gaza and Hamas. Yemen is … Shia, Iran. So…explain?

    I’m sure they HAVE this plan, and are dumb enough to shoot some Tomahawks at it, sink a few aircraft carriers themselves over it, but like fighting a war with no men, no tanks and no shells, I don’t see this going well for them. They’re glue-sniffing retards who can’t get a single thing done. Neither the US nor UK have an army, and Europe is about to collapse. 2 goatherders in Saana just brought all NATO to heel. Then farted in thy general direction. Great plan bro!

    Much better plan in looking BACKWARD. This is what we ALREADY did, and that’s why Russia is pissed at us and going to take all Ukraine, that is, all European Banking Collateral.

    How do we know? Ze, being an actor and moron (but I repeat myself) said like Dr. Evil, they are taking “One TRILLION dollars. Bwahahahaha.” …AND THEIR GOLD. Specifically added, specifically felt the need to add that, on camera, to the world. And in today’s world of lies, gold isn’t “money”, gold is COLLATERAL. Where you lever it 1,000:1 with lies to make 1000:1 paper money.

    So Europe is short on collateral due to the Ukraine war? Very short? Thanks for the info Loki. You’re a f’n super-genius.

    “Then he starts monologuing! About how feeeeeble I am, about how inevitable my demise is…”

    Anyway, other than stealing everyone’s gold – again (so boring) – what is London up to now?

    “THE MINISTRY OF UNGENTLEMANLY WARFARE” Movie, 2023

    Right. Yup. In which NATO realizes you’re the Hero when you don’t follow the rules, save civilians, keep your word, don’t do like genocides and terror attacks. Yup! This the NEW hero, like Captain Marvel. Commit genocides with Pride gurl! Don’t let no man hold you back from murdering refugees across the universe! That would be “Gentlemanly” and we’re post-Gentlemanly now, and are discarding those boring rules of war, Geneva conventions, and we blow dams and shell nuclear power plants now! Brown Circle Power!

    Yeah, um, thinking those guys in Lexington aren’t going to sign up. Or Blackpool. Look at your empty ships, no sailors, broken ships, no steel. Your Scotmen aren’t Jack Churchill and Bill Millin landing Normandy with a broadsword and pipes, but Sick Boy, Spud and Begbie who are so coked out they can’t walk one mile from the train station to Ben Nevis and give up.

    Anyway, thanks for monologuing. Never stop talking, drop by anytime. What did Ze just tell us? Tick Tock.

    ““Let’s assume that the United States strikes Iran,” Marandi said. “The United States has bases all across the Persian Gulf. The Iranians will hit out at those bases,”

    Iran has been planning this at leisure, with nothing else to do. We have no ships, no planes, no missiles, no shells. They can close Hormuz in 60 seconds and have 1,000 miles of coast to shoot from. Any ship we shell back from will be sunk in 10 minutes. As I said, our guys are going home from Syria and Iraq on a city bus. With donations from home. Right now they’re just being very, very nice to us and giving us a chance. Letting us know our position is unsupportable in every possible way. Luongo-Larry Johnson interview covered it this week, but only for 5 minutes in the hour, because, what is there to say? They only add, like Ukraine, it’s an escalation dominance problem: we have nothing between pea-shooters that hit a camel and nukes. This is on purpose as the Social Engineers need nukes, need WWIII and have been doing everything, like erasing all arms treaties, to make sure we have to go there, start WWIII and cover for their escape.

    “In recent months, senior officials from various EU countries have been urging their citizenry to brace for an allegedly inevitable conflict with Russia,”

    Yes, and OTHER top officials have been saying that’s ridiculous and there’s no evidence whatsoever. Like the NATO head. But Reality a la Carte. Everything and its #Opposite is true at the same time.

    “• EU Gives Zelensky Life Support for Himself and His Regime. But .. (Jay)

    Wait: it’s still worse? Not $54B in arms, but money, and now not $54 Billion AT ALL? But over 4 years? So $10B? No wonder they didn’t want to admit that, that means the war is over AND they’re throwing all the Farmer’s good money in after the bad. For their egos.

    ““This agreement is also an important signal to Washington that Europe is stepping up and is with Ukraine for the long run.”

    Stepping up by REDUCING their support. Got it.

    “Most EU countries have no military stock left to defend themselves against any threat – which does tend to take away the credibility of the absurd narrative that Russia is about to invade at any moment.”

    Um, yeah. And like us, by now they COULD HAVE. I’m not saying it’s enough, there’s a ramping curve, but with 10-20 nations they could easily have 5 new Shell factories opening, doing 20 a day and slowly moving up to an amount that isn’t embarrassing. THEY DIDN’T. They HATE MONEY. They hate winning too, I guess? You do you, man.

    “EU Citizens’ Taxes Going To Terrorists – Moscow (RT)

    When I read that, I’m like “Which ones?” Like the ones importing MS13 baby-rapists into Kansas City? Or maybe the ones in South Europe? Maybe supporting Boko Haram and ISIS again, (#Hashtag)? Or the terrorists doing a civilian genocide on children in Gaza? So many to choose from, Europe is now the Terrorism-exporting capital of the world. So. Proud.

    “a “terrorist organization that attacks ambulances.”

    Yes, and UKRAINE doesn’t attack ambulances. Because they don’t have the arms. EUROPE AND THE UNITED STATES attack ambulances, because it can’t happen without us, at our express direction. Just like every hospital in Gaza. Specifically attacked, with gravity bombs, AND dressing up like doctors to shoot people.

    Anyway, this tells us what Putin is up to. He is highlighting this and stamping it on paper which means he is planning to CHARGE specific individuals in Ukraine with it during their War Crimes trial. That means at a minimum he’s decided to take half the country, and probably all.

    “The UK has urged its NATO allies to consider sending the alliance’s expeditionary force to Ukraine, an informed source told Sputnik.”

    Britain is planning to go but at the last minute will find itself super-busy and miss the bus. Just like they—and we– did with the Leopard vs Challenger/Abrams tanks. “Let’s you and him fight!”

    “”The UK’s reported plans [are]“a fantastical delusion on the part of the Brits and has no foundation in reality,”

    Johnson said the same thing in detail with Luongo. So…suppose Zu gets the 40,000 A MONTH they need to, you know, NOT LOSE INSTANTLY. That’s just treading water, every day, forever. WHERE DO THEY TRAIN THEM? Well not in Lviv! In Britain. So…the UK is planning to train 40,000 a MONTH?

    THAT’S THE SIZE OF THE WHOLE BRITISH ARMY. How does that work exactly? Russia is destroying i.e. ONE British army EVERY MONTH for two years. And they don’t NEED 40k/mo, Ukraine NEEDS all 400k RIGHT NOW to make any difference, get some options.

    So we’re going to train the ENTIRE U.S. ARMY every year, forever? How’s that supposed to work? Say, um, old chap, do you have enough seats on the 5 boats you have remaining to even GET them there? No? You own essentially nothing and aren’t going to commandeer United Airlines either? Okey-dokey then. Stick with your crayons. Be right back, have to warn your mother you shoved the glue stick up your nose again.

    I mean, there’s “I was wrong”, and there’s “This man is delusional and thinks he’s a pancake”, and then there’s THIS.

    They should try it. I think NATO troops, from the 1-star Generals down to the Privates, would all disobey orders and defect. Which they should.

    ““When the Western Roman Empire was overrun, Rome ceased to exist.”

    Kind of weird. No, Rome still exists. We’re Rome. Rome also didn’t’ “Fall” as we’ve come to find out everything we learned is a lie and that pretty history was all made up. Rome was still increasing in ability and technology into 400AD. But it “fell”? When? And it fell bc of Julius Caesar, 400 years previous? Talk about a sneak play. And it “Fell”? What the heck is “Byzantium” then? And it fell but they called it the “Holy Roman Empire” from 800AD to 1800AD and straight on through 1930, which is why it was the “Third Reich”? (Again, their thought of “flag” and “Reich” had a very different meaning at first.)

    America put up Roman buildings, and Greek, and called it a “Senate”? I mean, okay, we know what you mean, but what do you mean? “America” was “Overrun” with the Irish and Italian immigrations. Yet here we are! It changed us? Yes, it did, just like they said in would 1850 and 1880 yet here we are!

    “When Washington speaks of “American national interests,” whose interests is meant?”

    Well we DO know the answer that that one. 99% of people and 99% of counties are opposed. So it’s the 1%, or even the 1% is just obedient to the 0.01% ‘cause they’re sycophantic, butt-licking suck-ups. The kind of borwn-nosing tattle-tale kids you hated in school. Who get very, very rich doing it. Then scold and berate their neighbors like Karens on Crack.

    Statistically, by every measure, Americans are opposed, and more opposed every month.

    “Europe’s working-age population will shrink.”

    “Demographics is Destiny”. Human = GDP. No joke! .: Reducing humans = reducing GDP. Right. Problem: debt-based system can never have a reducing GDP without total collapse. It can’t even have a reducing RATE of increase. Therefore the system we are going to is “gold” based, or more openly “Hard” money? The geniuses with the glue stick up their nose thought they would go to a “CO2 Carbon Credit” the Technocratic “BTU” currency from the (famous) 1930s of Stalin and Hitler, technocrats extraordinaire. Yeah: no. The thing about “Causing Chaos” is that it “Causes Chaos” which is the definition of “Chaos” meaning “Uncontrolled.” Try a dictionary next time. No one yet has had a collapse caused by a lack of faith and then signed up to a currency run by those we are having the lack of faith in. Check a book.

    Anyway, the “Reducing population” is fine and probably a good thing, done well (it isn’t). And we have no problem at all with a solid state system, or fluctuating up and down around a zero-point. We had that for centuries. But this system isn’t one of them. They HAVE to know this, so they HAVE to be planning a “Hard Money” states, which makes all existing debts far worse. Since they are the creditors, they think they can take an existing, bankrupting, unpayable debt and DOUBLE it yet again. Gold-backed money is “Thick” money, it gets stronger and harder every year, Opposite of Fiat inflation. Take the collateral, and everyone will be happy and just let them. This is why in the WEF papers, “Things will get rocky planetwide” and “You’ll own nothing” (Because we will have repossessed everything).

    Uh huh. Pull the other one. More likely you’ll be tossed off Canary Wharf or hung from the Brandenburg Gate and we’ll own plenty of guns we took from the Catterick Garrison in York. But go on. FAFO.

    “explicitly Russophobic posts, issue death threats against Russian officials,”

    Death threats = love and tolerance. Just like the New Age flag of love and dynamic action those guys with funny mustaches had.

    “Facebook made an exception to protect her,”

    Because women aren’t equal to men but are so weak, stupid, and helpless, they have to be protected. Also “Exceptions” are for my friends and “Rules” are for my enemies. Everything’s an Exception! Every single thing. I just make up “exceptions” in my head, a minute ago! Calvinball rulz!

    “The platform, once a college-focused social hub”

    Yes, it was created to rate whether a chick was a good lay and would put out again. Total support!!!!!!! You rule, Zuck!!! I will DIE on this hill for men like you!

    “• Novichok Public Inquiry Turns Into A Secret Farce Before It Begins (Helmer)

    You’re kidding: this is still going on?

    A “Public” inquiry that is completely, 100% “Private”. Got it!

    ““I absolutely accept how difficult it is when you are batting in the dark…but it is a situation which has simply got to be coped with.”

    Why? Why does it have to be coped with? Russia sent two guys on a public airplane, with their own passports, to lick the doorknob of the Skipal’s home, then flew back again also public with their own personal passports. MI6 had no trouble finding them and published the whole thing. What could there possibly be to hide in a story like that? Couldn’t be simpler. Literally nothing anti, or embarrassing to government in there, and considering our war with Russia, should be made front page news all month!

    “What am I supposed to make of this?
    • E Jean Carroll Lawyer Says Trump Used Coded Version Of C-Word Against Her (G.)

    Exactly. Why am I reading this? If I was being sued and thought I was innocent, I’d lash out too. So I approve. …And I’m not even sure that’s what happened. Are they working overtime to humanize an underdog Trump? Because that’s what it’s doing to me.

    But “The Guardian” so not only guaranteed false, but as Alexander says, they 100% of the time misread Americans for 250 years in a row and never adjust. We do NOT as a baseline trust wealthy, privileged Eton-screwing boys. Saying Bow-tie wearing professors and “Senators Say” to us means it’s false, or if not false, it means I’d rather be wrong if it means I can screw them for lols. Just ‘cause. Let’s Go Brandon!

    The Guardian is Trump’s Campaign wing, I guess.

    “• Musk Took Drugs With Tesla, SpaceX Execs – WSJ (RT)

    And now they’re Musk’s Campaign and PR wing. Musk was going down, but this will make him far more popular in America. Thanks!

    And “You’re not a horse. Don’t take horse dewormer”. …Which is a Nobel Prize winning human medicine safer than Aspirin. “You’re not a cat. You’re not murdering cats…” Ketamine has a new article monthly IN THE WSJ about how it’s been a revolutionary cure for long term depression, etc and has worked so well it’s mainstreaming. Like psilocybin has been for PTSD, only better and has been developed further. THANKS FOR READING YOUR OWN PAPER, Sir. So do I believe the WSJ? Or the WSJ? They print the #Opposite.

    Who is this for? ALL of Silicon Valley are already on drugs – look at how they act. All of Wall Street has ALWAYS been on drugs – they’re the cocaine capital of America. The rest of America is ALSO on drugs – 2/3rds were taking some Zoloft or similar, and the other third are on Pot and Meth. So…????????

    Calling Planet Earth? Anybody home?

    “THERE IS NO GLOBAL WARMING, THERE IS ONLY REGIONAL WARMING (AND IT’S A GOOD THING!)”

    Not necessarily. But we do know THEIR story is totally dead wrong by their own facts. Sap in Canada. Yes, that’s a problem, but trust the trees, they’ve done this before. Here’s the other half: IT’S FREEZING IN FLORIDA. That’s not in the news. Because i.e. “Lies”. Same temp in Ontario as Tampa, 2,000 miles.

    What we seem to have is a break of weather normalcy, with more variation. This is easily seen as related to the now non-existent jet stream. Air in Canada used to stay in Canada, and the pole stream as well. Then the Jet stream slowly began to dip into Texas, once at first, then more and more, until it almost doesn’t exist anymore. We have the same weather FROM the Poles TO Miami. So it’s not “Warmer.” It’s colder. Then in summer, same thing: we have 80f FROM Miami TO the Poles. What does that mean? Well, it ain’t Global Warming since on average it hasn’t changed that much. Nor does that behavior follow their theory.

    It happened exactly the time that the magnetic field critically weakened and the magnetic North started to move, and is moving ever faster toward Russia to this day, so I would suppose the ELECTRIC magnetic force was related to locking the jet streams in place, which makes sense. We did not, and can not effect this which is earth and sun, EXACTLY as you see in the record. Warm and cold occur millions of years before us. The pole moving is related to the timing. It is therefore predictable and was indeed predicted in the 70s although you have a significant digit error zone of like hundred(s) years because the cycles run in the ten-thousands. However, we were overdue.
    Cold
    https://img.lemde.fr/2015/09/28/0/0/400/527/1328/0/45/0/6ee5506_24389-gdh0i3.jpg

    So Canada: STOP EXPORTING YOUR COLD TO MIAMI. Don’t be selfish like that.

    And Russia: STOP STEALING OUR NORTH POLE. Can’t trust the Russians with anything.

    #151934
    zerosum
    Participant

    TAE SAYS …. READ MORE ….

    Control
    prevent abnormal fluctuations,
    to stabilize
    media bullshit and lies continued,
    grievances about the economy or government performance,
    a viable solution
    can kicking is all the world has left
    more talk and no action brings us closer to the world’s biggest and most violent social revolt seen in history.
    (PEOPLE POWER)

    • Beijing Powerless As Chinese Stocks Crater (ZH)
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    Brzezinski’s Barbaric Dream. The Israeli-Gaza Conflict is the Beginning of A Broader War, “Spreading Towards Iran”: Dr. Paul C. Roberts


    • Brzezinski’s Barbaric Dream. A Broader War, “Spreading Towards Iran” (Stea)

    Although Brzezinski, in “The Grand Chessboard”, describes a partnership between Russia and China as a disaster to be avoided at all costs,
    the rampant chaos created by the Brzezinski plan, and Washington’s current neocon agenda, world domination.

    https://www.cia.gov/library/abbottabad-compound/36/36669B7894E857AC4F3445EA646BFFE1_Zbigniew_Brzezinski_-_The_Grand_ChessBoard.doc.pdf
    For my students — to help them shape tomorrow’s world
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    https://sputnikglobe.com/20240202/us-not-prepared-for-war-against-iran-and-axis-of-resistance-1116562586.html
    US Not Prepared for War Against Iran and ‘Axis of Resistance’

    Attacking Iran would be a catastrophic mistake for Washington, as the US is too internally weak to wage a new major in the Middle East, University of Tehran professor Seyed Mohammad Marandi told Sputnik’s New Rules podcast.

    But the truth is that the United States is not the United States of the past. They can launch an attack on Iran. But the price would be extremely high and the United States wouldn’t win.”
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    https://swentr.site/russia/591824-peskov-eu-war-scare/
    • EU Needs An Enemy – Kremlin (RT)
    Talk about imminent war with Russia helps bloc members divert attention from domestic troubles, spokesman Dmitry Peskov says
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    EU Gives Zelensky Life Support for Himself and His Regime. But What Are We Missing?

    A pathetic 50bn euros spread over four years! Is this money really for Zelensky and his cabal to keep the war going though, or simply a massive bribe for him to pass most of it on, in order for him to stay in power?
    It would be absurd to assume that most of this money will not be diverted in a regime which redefines the scales of corruption and embezzlement.

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    #151935
    jb-hb
    Participant

    The UK has urged its NATO allies to consider sending the alliance’s expeditionary force to Ukraine, an informed source told Sputnik. According to the source, the alleged move came “in connection with the unfavorable developments in the Ukrainian theater of military operations for Kiev”. The insider added that Britain also called on NATO to consider imposing a no-fly zone over the territory controlled by the Zelensky regime and to increase military aid to Ukraine.

    I’m pretty sure we call this: Going To War With Russia

    #151936
    phoenixvoice
    Participant

    Az voting law…
    Perhaps…but only because federal courts watered down voter ID laws, which led to the current law…which could permit undocumented folks to vote, but only for federal office.. Federal courts insisted that people who only attest citizenship not be excluded from voting for federal office. So AZ wrote the law so that those who attest their citizenship, but don’t bother providing documentation to prove it, are a special type of registrants who are provided a ballot that only allows them to vote for federal offices.

    Federal judge strikes down 2 Arizona voting proof-of-citizenship laws

    And now all eyes are now on China and every day that Beijing is just more talk and no action brings us closer to the world’s biggest and most violent social revolt seen in history.
    This could have something to do with the Chinese migrant camp near the Darien Gap.

    Dr D: It costs MORE money to drop them south and go THROUGH the Darien Gap than land at the airport in Mexico City and take a limo.

    Apparently, Ecuador has the most loose visitor policy — no visa required to enter Ecuador.

    From Wikipedia: Most visitors to Ecuador can enter the country without a visa.
    However, visitors from certain countries must first obtain a visa in advance before being allowed to enter.
    Visitors may stay up to 90 days, except citizens of Peru, who are allowed a maximum stay of 180 days, and citizens of China who are allowed to stay for 90 days per calendar year.
    All visitors must hold a passport valid for 6 months, except for citizens of Argentina, Bolivia, Brazil, Chile, Colombia, Paraguay, Peru and Uruguay. Citizens of those countries can also enter Ecuador with a national ID card.[1]

    Apparently, the details of entry laws change frequently in Ecuador, but they tend to be generally liberal: https://cuencahighlife.com/new-immigration-law-expands-rights-foreigners-ecuadorians-living-abroad-extends-visitors-stay-90-180-days/ (from 2017)

    It is my view that the powerful interests funding the mass migration from Ecuador and to the north, with the exception of the Chinese, have little interest in the individual lives of those making the trek. They care little about how many migrants die in the Darien Gap, how many women are raped along the way, nor how many children stolen from their families and trafficked. Instead, they furnish them with maps, inadequate supplies, and hope. Once the migrants reach the US border, on one side or the other, those who have navigated successfully are given gift cards, cell phones, and plane or bus tickets.

    #151937
    Oroboros
    Participant

    The Empire of Lies has no diplomacy

    This is what passes for diplomacy in the Collective West

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    #151938
    Oroboros
    Participant

    Duh’merica’s West Asian “Policy”

    Not sure of the Big Picture here.

    STEP BACK we’re working on a Fix

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    #151939
    Oroboros
    Participant

    Allegory of the Day

    Global South’s response to Empire of Lies Gangster Nation Overtures

    Bitch Please

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    #151940
    Oroboros
    Participant

    Speakin’ of witches an shit

    From and allegory about the Federal Reserve

    The Wicked Witch of the East

    “She be gone Babe”

    Her old and withered body turned to dust, leaving behind the magical Ruby Slippers

    Dorothy got some Bling!

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    #151941
    Oroboros
    Participant

    As a note about humor at TAE, a suggestion:

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    #151942
    jb-hb
    Participant

    Just remember: An artist respects the silence that serves as the foundation of creativity

    #151943
    John Day
    Participant

    @Dr. D: I considered this. The Darien Gap selects for rugged fitness, doesn’t it?

    “Completely baffled by the Darien Gap. CLEARLY these guys are nation states and CLEARLY they have essentially unlimited money. It costs MORE money to drop them south and go THROUGH the Darien Gap than land at the airport in Mexico City and take a limo. So what gives except PR? We’re fighting an enemy that’s totally retarded and we’re supposed to be demoralized by that? Who’s giving us the snow job, so long, and why?”

    #151944
    D Benton Smith
    Participant

    So maybe we all would possibly benefit from the wisdom coming from China on matters of the comportment of Empires.. They are the experts, ya know? If ever there was a nation that should know about the rising and falling of Empires, China has got to be it because they’ve built and burned to ground so many empires that they’re lost count. It’s got to be a couple of dozen that we know of, and probably that many more that have just been forgotten altogether.

    Of course there is that annoying little question that if they’re so damn smart about how to do it properly, then why do those previous attempted keep on burning to the ground every time, and WHY in God’s name do they keep on doing it anyway? Isn’t that the definition of insanity?

    In their favor, though, at least one good book resulted from all of those abysmal (and repeated) failures and violent deaths (measured in the BILLIONS, not millions, surely.) I speak of “The Art of War”.

    My only further comment about that wonderfully concise little treatise on the proper management of mayhem is that it needs a more descriptive name. Instead of calling it “The Art of War” it should more accurately be entitled, “Professional’s Handbook on How to Obtain and Retain Personal Power By Deceiving, Enslaving and Killing People in Large Numbers.” That’s a bit cumbersome for a book title, I suppose, so let’s shorten it down to something a bit more catchy, like “User’s Manual for Psychopaths”

    Absolutists in the audience should really go for that one. I know Genghis Kahn sure did, and he was a real whiz-bang at murdering innocent women and children for fun and profit. Chairman Mao was no slouch, either.

    #151945
    John Day
    Participant

    King Charles has been diagnosed with a form of cancer, says Buckingham Palace.
    It is not prostate cancer, but was discovered during his recent treatment for an enlarged prostate.
    https://www.zerohedge.com/geopolitical/king-charles-diagnosed-cancer

    Pancreatic cancer is popular these days. 😮 Who knows? Colon cancer is increasingly common, too.
    Did he get the real jabs?

    #151946
    Oroboros
    Participant

    The down trodden immigrants going through the Darien Gap are props in the Hunger Game’s narrative of “Give me your tired, your poor, Your huddled masses yearning to breathe free……”

    The vast majority of them are not fleeing political persecution, which is welcomed in the immigration laws.

    They are fleeing economic conditions and economic collapses which are NOT covered by immigration laws.

    But the Satanist Cabal needs a good sob story to wave like a bloody shirt in front of the Duh’merican Sheeple to sell the Grift.

    The Drug Cartels, the human and child trafficking concerns, the secretive Chinese Operatives, Hezbollah cells, etc…they are the poison pill slipping in under the cover of the “Beard” of the masses of ‘down trodden’.

    Look over there, squirrels!

    The ‘tired, poor, huddled masses’ will be used for vote rigging the elections and filling in the military with soldiers that have no moral scruples to follow orders and kill Joe Sixpack for jaywalking.

    Just sayin’

    The hordes of illegal immigrants are also ‘breeders’ to replace the job Duh’merican women don’t do anymore because they are are too woke and ‘liberated’ to want to ‘bother’ with actual children, they’re sooo messy and ‘unfulfilling’.

    Kids would Harsh Their Mellow

    And kill their career paths.

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    #151947
    D Benton Smith
    Participant

    Good to hear about King Chuck’s cancer. It’s well past time for Charley to take a break in Hell for some remedial lessons in human decency before returning to the world stage (as a wharf rat, perhaps). Civilization, like Science, tends to advance one death at a time.

    #151948
    Oroboros
    Participant

    King Charles

    “Did he get the real jabs?””

    Didn’t need to, inbreeding covers a lot of medical bases.

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    #151949
    Oroboros
    Participant

    A decade or so late and a trillion dollars short….

    Cue the cowbell

    Coincidence Theory straight ahead Sir!

    Imagin it took an Empire of Lies MAJOR GENERAL this long to connect the dots.

    I beg your pardon Sir, square pegs don’t fit in round holes….

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    #151950
    Oroboros
    Participant

    Not a good look for the Military Mafia trying to leverage air shows for more budget boondoggles

    “Aim High… Fly-Fight-Win” -U.S. Air Force Official Motto

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    #151951
    WES
    Participant

    Boeing finds mis-drilled holes in their financial statements!

    Soooo our western slavemaster bankers need the west’s GDP to grow every year so their Ponzi banking scheme doesn’t collapse. So the bankers are importing (slave) immigrants. However, they don’t seem too concerned about destroying collateral in non-western countries though.

    The US says it wants to stabilize west Asia and maintain peace!
    The US military are bombing west Asia to destabilize and spread war!

    Well we know the Queen received the real jab! It turbo charged the cancer she had, thus shortening her reign by months/years?

    So King Chucky likely got the real jab too and is now a turbo cancer victim. Wonder how long he has left?

    Since one of the WEF’s goals is to destabilize our institutions, obviously killing off the British monarchs would be one of their goals.

    Dr. D: Good news!
    Your wish is being granted!
    Canada will be keeping it’s cold air up here in Canada for the next 2 weeks or so.

    Accordingly, due to the sudden deep freeze up here, I have suspended my maple syrup operation and turned off the sap taps on my sugar maple tree.

    #151952
    SeaBirds
    Participant

    John Day, DBS, Orob.
    Re King Charles. I wonder if we’re hearing the full story on Kate, the Princess of Wales. A fit woman seemingly a ball of health, suddenly admitted for major abdominal surgery with a 14 day hospital stay. Back in the roll out days, she pulled a publicity stint being jabbed with the clotshot, with the world’s press in attendance, inspiring young women and kids in the UK to follow suit. Maybe she also got the real thing. They say her illness is not cancerous, but would you believe them?

    #151953
    Oroboros
    Participant

    I think that electric cars don’t pencil out balance sheet wise, wait until you drill into the number on AI robots.

    They are not cost effective in small numbers and the Empire of Lies industrial base is too fragmented and wimpy to produce them in the numbers and standardization of design and repair parts to make them viable.

    AI robots would have to be manufactured in the same bastard spin-off boutiques of the Military Industrial Mafia which has consistently shown itself to be incapable of efficient cost effective products. Too many bribes and grifts and payoffs, no money left for the actual stuff to be made properly.

    Self driving cars in San Franshithole are hated by the peasants who vandalized and sabotage them regularly. AI robots walking around will be jumped, boosted and sold for parts and scrap.

    The Sheeple will eventually devolve to the Flesh Fair like in A.I. the movie where the crowd loves to see AI robots torn to bits for entertainment like the Colosseum.

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    #151954
    John Day
    Participant

    Complicit Or Revolting https://drjohnsblog.substack.com/p/complicit-or-revolting

    Caitlin Johnstone asserts: “However Bad You Think Israel Is, It’s Worse”
    The IDF has been running a Telegram channel featuring homemade snuff films in which Gazans are brutally murdered by Israeli forces, captioned with celebrations of the gore and pain therein like​ “Burning their mother… You won’t believe the video we got! You can hear their bones crunch.” ​ The IDF had previously denied any association with the channel, but Haaretz now reports that it was directly run by an IDF psychological warfare unit.
    https://www.caitlinjohnst.one/p/however-bad-you-think-israel-is-its

    ​Professor Anthony Hall explores this question. The fox is due to report back about the chicken house in a month. Who might be “We”?
    Are We Turning the the Corner Away from Genocide and the Criminality Inherent in the Rules-Based International Order?
    Why Did the ICJ Put the Netanyahu Government in Charge of Preventing and Punishing the Gaza Genocide?
    ​ I’m old enough to remember hearing and seeing frequent references to something called “the rule of law.” Then in the post-9/11 era this vital phrase seemed to go the way of our dwindling freedoms, civil liberties and the tattered remnants of our democratic institutions. In the process of aborting the promise of decent human futures for most of the world’s people, the word, “law,” was pushed to the sidelines.
    https://anthonyjhall.substack.com/p/are-we-turning-the-the-corner-away

    ​ Strikes Against Anti-ISIS Militias in Syria and Iraq Prove US War on Terror is a Sham
    ​ Local media estimated that at least 23 people were killed in Syria and 16 in Iraq in Saturday’s attacks, with Damascus and Baghdad blasting Washington for its flagrant violation of the two countries’ sovereignty. Syria’s Foreign Ministry said it was “not surprised” to see American forces attack targets in the country’s east, “where our forces are fighting against the remnants of the ISIS terrorist organization, while the United States is working to revive ISIS terrorist activity.”
    https://sputnikglobe.com/20240203/strikes-against-anti-isis-militias-in-syria-and-iraq-prove-us-war-on-terror-is-a-sham-1116574680.html

    ​ Is Bobby Jr. inching closer to condemning Israeli genocide? When would he be able to “go there”? RFK Jr slams American attacks on Syria and Iraq
    The US presidential candidate urged Washington to get “unwelcome” troops out of the Middle East
    https://swentr.site/news/591769-kennedy-slams-usa-strikes-iraq-syria/

    #151955
    John Day
    Participant

    ​Celia Faber, Gaza In Pictures: How Can Anybody In Their Right Mind Support This? “This Is A War Against Children”
    https://celiafarber.substack.com/p/gaza-in-pictures-how-can-anybody

    To End ‘Nightmare’ in Gaza, Sanders Moves to Block Funding for Israeli Weapons​ [Bernie Sanders is still the “lesser evil”. I would have voted for him as such in 2016.]
    “Twenty-seven thousand dead—two-thirds of them women and children,” said the senator. “This is unacceptable.”
    https://www.commondreams.org/news/sanders-israel-funding

    ​ U.S. admits it hasn’t verified Israel’s UNRWA claims, media ignores it
    Secretary Blinken admits that the U.S. has been unable to investigate the “evidence” presented by Israel claiming 13 of UNRWA’s 13,000 Gaza employees participated in October 7. Biden took Israel’s word for it anyway.

    U.S. admits it hasn’t verified Israel’s UNRWA claims, media ignores it

    ​ ‘Operation Al-Aqsa Flood’ Day 122: Endless killings and despair in Gaza
    Biden urges Congress to “swiftly pass” a $118bn bipartisan deal that includes $14.1bn in military aid to Israel after the ICJ ordered Israel to halt its ongoing attacks on civilians in Gaza.
    ​ 27,365+ killed* and at least 66,630 wounded in the Gaza Strip.
    380+ Palestinians killed in the occupied West Bank and East Jerusalem

    ‘Operation Al-Aqsa Flood’ Day 122: Endless killings and despair in Gaza

    Chris Hedges, Our leading humanitarian and civic institutions, including major medical institutions, refuse to denounce Israel’s genocide in Gaza. This exposes their hypocrisy and complicity. [Don’t forget to get your boosters!]
    ​ The deans of U.S. medical schools and leading medical organizations, especially the American Medical Association (AMA) have joined the ranks of universities, law schools, churches and the media to turn their backs on the Palestinians. The AMA shut down a debate on a ceasefire resolution among its members and has called for “medical neutrality,” although it abandoned “medical neutrality” to denounce Russia’s invasion of Ukraine.
    ​ There is a cost to denouncing this genocide, a cost they do not intend to pay. They fear being attacked. They fear destroying their careers. They fear losing funding. They fear a loss of status. They fear persecution. They fear social isolation. This fear makes them complicit.
    ​ And what of those who do speak out? They are branded as antisemites and supporters of terrorism.
    https://scheerpost.com/2024/01/31/chris-hedges-the-silence-of-the-damned/

    #151956
    John Day
    Participant

    The Gulf Arab Dilemma: Countering Geostrategic Encirclement. Geographic Pivots of Global Trade​ (​Isolated and colonized by the Sea-Powers, to this day.)
    Despite reaping trillions in oil and gas revenue over the decades, Gulf Arabs nations have failed to construct infrastructural lifelines in any direction

    The Gulf Arab Dilemma: Countering Geostrategic Encirclement. Geographic Pivots of Global Trade

    ​ Houthis Vow ‘Escalation’ Despite US Strikes, Could Sabotage Western Internet Cables In Red Sea
    ​ Despite more weekend rounds of US heavy strikes on Houthi positions in Yemen, the militant group aligned with Iran is vowing more attacks on vessels in the Red Sea…
    ..A Houthi spokesman, Yahya Saree, responded soon after on Sunday, saying “These attacks will not deter us from our moral, religious and humanitarian stance” in support of Palestinians in Gaza. He vowed that it won’t pass “without response and punishment.”​ …
    ​..”Telecom firms linked to the UN-recognized Yemen government have said they fear Houthi rebels are planning to sabotage a network of submarine cables in the Red Sea critical to the functioning of the western internet and the transmission of financial data,” The Guardian reports.
    According to the specific Houthi threat:
    ​ The warning came after a Houthi-linked Telegram channel published a map of the cables running along the bed of the Red Sea. The image was accompanied by a message: “There are maps of international cables connecting all regions of the world through the sea. It seems that Yemen is in a strategic location, as internet lines that connect entire continents – not only countries – pass near it.”
    https://www.zerohedge.com/geopolitical/houthis-vow-escalation-despite-us-strikes-could-sabotage-western-internet-cables-red

    ​ Could the Houthis sabotage international internet cables in the Red Sea?
    Yemeni telecoms companies have warned that the Houthis are planning to target the Red Sea’s internet cables.
    ​ “While the Houthis have access to advanced drones and missiles, they likely do not have the technological capabilities to reach cables that are hundreds, if not thousands, of meters underwater,” Pinto tells Army Technology. “They could maybe target one or two of the shallowest cables.”
    ​ The Red Sea has an average depth of 490m, with some cables lying at just 100m.
    ​ “The Houthis certainly don’t have submarines,” Jones acknowledges. “But they could use some kind of depth charge, explosive or remote-controlled underwater mine, or send someone in scuba gear with wire cutters.”
    https://www.airforce-technology.com/features/could-the-houthis-sabotage-international-internet-cables-in-the-red-sea/?cf-view

    ​ The Honest Sorcerer, We Are Not Mining with Renewable Energy…and when we do, shit is going to get real​
    So, what sort of technology will be available in the late 21st century? Following the logic of energy and resource cannibalism it is not terribly hard to see where things are headed. It increasingly looks like to me that we are hurtling towards a steadfast deindustrialization of the entire world economy, and a radical re-localization of the production of essentials. Even though we still might have abundant iron or aluminum (bauxite) reserves, we are already in the process of running out of affordable energy to process them. Iron ore represented 93.4% of all metals mined in 2021, and all of it was delivered and smelted using fossil fuels — mostly coal. Without enough diesel fuel though, the remaining vast iron and coal reserves will remain under ground, as there will be no way to haul away the miles of rock covering them. Sorry, but no diesel, no coal. And no coal, means no steel. And with a drastically diminished steel production, it would be even harder to build more mines, railroads, processing plants, wind turbines, you name it. No steel, no manufacturing, no construction, no complex society.
    https://thehonestsorcerer.substack.com/p/we-are-not-mining-with-renewable

    ​Newt Gingrich (ack) describes the class which manages for the elites, here. The Elite 1 Percent Behind the Cultural Civil War
    ​ While doing their two weekly national surveys, Rasmussen and his team noticed an anomaly. Out of every 1,000 or so respondents, there would always be three or four who were far more radical than everyone else. After several months of finding these unusual responses, Rasmussen realized they all shared three characteristics.
    ​ The radical responses came from people who had graduate degrees (not just graduate studies), family incomes above $150,000 a year, and lived in large cities (more than 10,000 people per zip code).
    ​ When Rasmussen aggregated the responses from more than 20 surveys, he realized these people made up a unique elite 1 percent.
    ​ He then did a national survey of only people with these characteristics – and found some astonishing results. He briefed me and our team on the findings – and joined me on Newt’s World to talk about it further.
    ​ When all other voters gave President Joe Biden a 41 percent job approval, the elite 1 percent rated him at 82 percent approval.
    ​ The elite 1 percent are surprisingly young. Sixty-seven percent are between 35 and 54 years old. They are 86 percent white. Almost half of them (47 percent) favor “Sanders-like policies.” They are overwhelmingly Democrats (73 percent).
    ​ The gap between the elite 1 percent and the rest of America is startling. While 57 percent of all voters say there is not enough individual freedom in America, 47 percent of the elite 1 percent say there is too much freedom.​ 77 percent of the elite 1 percent would like to impose strict restrictions and rationing on the private use of gas, meat, and electricity.​
    72 percent of the elite 1 percent favor banning gas powered vehicles.
    69 percent of the elite 1 percent favor banning gas stoves.
    58 percent of the elite 1 percent favor of banning sport utility vehicles.
    55 percent of the elite 1 percent favor banning non-essential air travel.
    53 percent of the elite 1 percent favor banning private air conditioning.
    https://realclearwire.com/articles/2024/01/29/the_elite_1_percent_behind_the_cultural_civil_war_1008104.html

    #151957
    John Day
    Participant

    ​ Polish Farmers Plan General Strike, Blockade Of Ukraine Border
    ​ The presiding officers of the farmers’ trade union “Solidarity” unanimously adopted a resolution on Wednesday announcing a general strike of farmers throughout the country, according to a union’s statement.
    ​ The strike will begin on February 9 with a blockade of all border crossings between Poland and Ukraine, along with blockades of roads and highways across the country between Feb. 9 and March 10, the trade union said in the statement on Thursday.​ “Our patience has run out. Brussels’ position on the last day of January 2024 is unacceptable for our entire agricultural community,” the trade union said in the statement.​ “Additionally, the passivity of the Polish authorities… regarding the import of agricultural produce and food products from Ukraine leave us with no other choice but to declare a general strike.”
    https://www.zerohedge.com/political/polish-farmers-plan-general-strike-blockade-ukraine-border

    EU citizens’ taxes going to terrorists – Moscow​ , Maria Zakharova reacted to the Ukrainian shelling of a bakery in Donbass that allegedly involved Western weapons
    https://swentr.site/russia/591814-russian-fm-zakharova-eu-taxes-terrorists-ukraine/

    Former CIA Coder Sentenced To 40 Years For “Vault 7” WikiLeaks Breach, Child Porn Charges​ [The kiddie-porn charges make him a target in prison, I hear.]
    https://www.zerohedge.com/political/former-cia-coder-sentenced-40-years-vault-7-wikileaks-breach-child-porn-charges

    ​ Kyle Young, who lives in a stretch of rural Arizona border, which is run by Mexican Drug Cartels, has very useful insights (and videos), which I have not seen elsewhere.
    ​What we are not being told about the border situation
    ​ As long time readers know, I’ve lived near the Mexican border most of my life. For nearly forty years I’ve witnessed first hand the ebb and flow of migrants moving across my farm in groups of two to thirty+ at a time. I’ve had to fix my fences numerous times, turn off the water at my well because they didn’t, and pick up their garbage. Much of the latter was supplied by humanit​arian aid groups.
    ​ The new wall has changed much of that. We’ll get to that shortly.
    https://secularheretic.substack.com/p/what-we-are-not-being-told-about

    ​You can’t import food security. Feeding Africa: Sanctions make it worse, imports don’t help, what’s the solution? Food security is key to the continent’s self-reliance
    https://www.rt.com/africa/591602-food-security-africa-independence/

    #151958
    John Day
    Participant

    ​ The Ethical Skeptic looks intently at “Intent”. The Problem Of Intent
    ​ Intent exists. We cannot define the boundary of the domain of intent, save by means of metaphysical speculation. Therefore, all theist versus atheist debates regarding gods, designs, purpose, creations and/or the lacks thereof are but mere religious diversions from this core reality.
    ​ I have good news for those wearied by the red herring debates of atheists and theists alike. Rest assured, the arguments entailed by both camps neither involve mutual exclusion nor bifurcation, nor do they present a false dilemma. Such deliberations firmly reside within the realm of irrelevance, exemplifying a fallacy known as ignoratio elenchi, which essentially entails ‘answering the wrong question’.
    ​ Don’t get me wrong: both theists and atheists are free to lead lives enriched by the meaning they derive from their respective metaphysical choices. I appreciate sincere arguments from both sides of the debate and see each camp’s pursuit of truth as valid and significant. I can comfortably mingle at gatherings hosted by both theists and atheists, fully recognizing the relative strengths of each group’s arguments. This is the ethical privilege of ignosticism​ [“God” cannot be “defined”], distinct from agnosticism.​ ​
    ​ After all, it has never been about God, gods, creation, intelligent design, naturalism, or purpose to begin with. All such teleological deliberations are ignoratio elenchi and constitute mere metaphysical selection. No one ‘represents science’ inside such debates.

    The Problem of Intent

    ​ Meryl Nass MD on WHO International Health Regulation amendment manipulations, When they wrote the IHR amendments, crossing out human rights was no mistake. ‘Cause they did it twice. The second time human rights were only to be ignored when NECESSARY.
    https://merylnass.substack.com/p/when-they-wrote-the-ihr-amendments

    Meryl Nass MD on universal-protections for peaceful-democide.
    The “NO LIABILITY” aspect of the unlicensed, novel vaccine developed in 100 days is in-your-face in the WHO’s proposed treaty
    The globalist lawyers who drafted the pandemic treaty definitely anticipated injuries from the 100 day vaccines. So what did they do? They made sure that all the nations signing up to the Treaty “shall shall shall” i.e., MUST give the WHO, its lawyers, the nations, the manufacturers, the doctors and anyone else involved a bullet-proof liability shield.
    https://merylnass.substack.com/p/the-no-liability-aspect-of-the-unlicensed

    #151959
    aspnaz
    Participant

    @ John Day Thanks for the link. The book I recommended was by a psychiatrist working in Hong Kong who’s task it was to interview victims of CCP brainwashing after they were released to Hong Kong from their three to four year prison sentences. They were usually released and expelled from the country because they were not Chinese. Many were religious folk. I am sure it covers similar ground to the book that you referenced, there are a lot of brainwashing books out there.

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