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“Don’t Be STUPID!!!”: Trump Slams Senate Border Bill (ZH)
Texas Stripped of Powers in Border Security Bill (NW)
Speaker Johnson: New Supplemental Funding Bill Even Worse Than Expected (Sp.)
Senate’s Border Deal Teeters On Brink Of Collapse (Pol.)
The Supreme Court Laid the Seeds for the Immigration Crisis (Turley)
Jake Sullivan Refuses To Rule Out Attacks On Iranian Soil (MEE)
Nicaragua Taking Germany, Canada, UK, Netherlands To ICJ For Genocide (AlM)
UN To Probe UNRWA For ‘Neutrality’ (RT)
Zaluzhny Agrees To Be Ukraine’s Ambassador To UK – Lawmaker (TASS)
Kremlin Warns West Against ‘Deeply Illegal’ Asset Seizure (RT)
Brace for Impact (Kunstler)
Trump Facing ‘Long’ Prison Sentence – DNC Lawyer Marc Elias (RT)
Judge Dismisses Alvin Bragg’s Felony Case Against Vax Card Forgers (PM)
The Overthrow of Men (Paul Craig Roberts)
US Panicking Tucker Carlson Will Continue Objective Reporting in Russia (Sp.)

 

 

 

 

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Texas AG Ken Paxton: “The Biden-Senate immigration bill is complete disaster. “The open borders policies it enshrines would destroy our country. In addition to encouraging nearly 2 million illegal aliens annually to enter the country, paying out over $1 billion to the toxic NGOs that settle illegal immigrants all over the nation, empowering Mayorkas to abuse the asylum process on his arbitrary whim, and ending catch-and-release, this bill that gives Biden and Mayorkas everything they want does something far more sinister.

It requires that legal challenges to these provisions be heard by the highly partisan Washington, D.C. courts. They know exactly what they are doing: Texas has been able to create major slowdowns to Biden’s open borders doctrine because our Constitutional system allows us to sue the federal government in fair venues. What Biden, Mayorkas, and the Senate uniparty in the swamp want to do is PREVENT the Texas AG and all other state AGs from acting as a check on the federal government’s tyrannical abuses of power. That is unthinkable. It is un-American. This bill is an unacceptable mess that no serious leader could even think about passing.”

 

 

Tucker Russia

 

 

“After that one puff on Joe Rogan Podcast, Elon Musk agreed, at NASA’s request, to do 3 years of random drug testing. Not even trace quantities were found of any drugs or alcohol. Last month, even NASA said there isn’t any evidence of drug use.”

 

 

Elon Musk: “Many states automatically register anyone with a driver’s license to vote (no citizenship verification), ballots are then mailed out and “ballot harvesters” pick them up mail them in, making fraud traceability impossible..”

 

 

 

 

“..It takes the HORRIBLE JOB the Democrats have done on Immigration and the Border, absolves them, and puts it all squarely on the shoulders of Republicans..” “Don’t be STUPID!!! We need a separate Border and Immigration bill. It should not be tied to foreign aid in any way, shape or form!”

“Don’t Be STUPID!!!”: Trump Slams Senate Border Bill (ZH)

The Senate’s $118 billion spending package, of which more than $60 billion would go to Ukraine, allows 1.5 million illegal migrants into the country per year, hobbles states like Texas by requiring legal challenges be arbitrated in DC courts, and funds NGOs who facilitate human trafficking to the tune of billions, is ‘dead on arrival’ according to House Speaker Mike Johnson (R-LA). The bill’s most ardent supporters are a coalition of establishment all-stars, including Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell, and lead GOP negotiator, Sen. James Lankford (R-OK) – who was censured last week by the Oklahoma GOP for striking such a crappy border deal with Sens. Chris Murphy (D-CT) and Kyrsten Sinema (I-AZ). As Punchbowl News puts it, the bill’s Sunday night release was like “pouring gasoline on the fire that is the Senate GOP internal war,” as “Senators and aides publicly and privately questioned whether a majority of the Republican Conference would back it.”

Some GOP Senators and outside conservative groups even called for an immediate leadership change over the package. During a Sunday evening press call, Lankford said critics of the proposal had already come out against it before the text was released. “If we have a crisis on our southern border, and we do… we should address that and do what we can to be able to solve that problem — not just hope that the problem gets better or hope that an election solves the issue,” Lankford said – completely ignoring the fact that President Joe Biden could close the border with the stroke of a pen, today, without $60 billion going to Ukraine and 5,000 migrants allowed in per day.

Lankford said in response to these statements that he’s “a little confused… at how it could be ‘worse than expected.’” The Oklahoma Republican added he wants to huddle with the speaker’s team. Of course, Johnson’s statement will undoubtedly cause some on-the-fence GOP senators to vote against the bill. “We’re at the beginning points of information,” Lankford asserted, dismissing the House GOP criticisms. “There are some people who just read Facebook posts… They made their decision based on the Facebook posts, not the text.” According to Donald Trump, “We need a Separate Border and Immigration Bill. It should not be tied to foreign aid in any way, shape or form.”

“Only a fool, or a Radical Left Democrat, would vote for this horrendous Border Bill, which only gives Shutdown Authority after 5000 Encounters a day, when we already have the right to CLOSE THE BORDER NOW, which must be done,” he said on Truth Social. “This Bill is a great gift to the Democrats, and a Death Wish for The Republican Party. It takes the HORRIBLE JOB the Democrats have done on Immigration and the Border, absolves them, and puts it all squarely on the shoulders of Republicans,” the former president continued. “Don’t be STUPID!!! We need a separate Border and Immigration bill. It should not be tied to foreign aid in any way, shape or form!”

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“This would prevent plaintiffs – like the State of Texas – from filing suit in Texas federal courts. This is corrupt..”

Texas Stripped of Powers in Border Security Bill (NW)

Conservatives have attacked a provision of the new border security bill that would only allow legal challenges to be made in Washington D.C. The bill would strip the power of Texas and other states to challenge some of the its provisions in their local federal court. Conservative commentators were quick to denounce the provision, contained on page 221 of the bill. Bill Shipley, who was a federal prosecutor for over 20 years, decried the its court provisions on X, formerly Twitter, on Sunday. “This would prevent plaintiffs – like the State of Texas – from filing suit in Texas federal courts. This is corrupt,” he wrote. After outlining the provisions under which immigrants can seek judicial review of a deportation order, the bill states:

“The United States District Court for the District of Columbia shall have sole and original jurisdiction to hear challenges, whether constitutional or otherwise, to the validity of this section or any written policy directive, written policy guideline, written procedure, or the implementation thereof.” The right of judicial review for illegal immigrants about to be deported has proved controversial. In 2022, a Louisiana federal judge blocked the Biden administration from ending Title 42, a pandemic-related border restriction that allows for the immediate expulsion of asylum-seekers and other migrants. Reacting to the latest provisions in the border security bill, conservative writer and self-style “deportation scientist” Mike Howell wrote on X that the bill “puts far left DC district court in charge.” Lawyer and author, Kurt Schlichter, wrote: “This is amazing” on X in response to the provision.

President Joe Biden’s administration secured a significant win over Texas Governor Greg Abbott in late January after the Supreme Court ruled 5-4 to allow the temporary removal of razor wire installed by Texas along the southern border. The removal will remain place while litigation over the issue proceeds. The decision sparked anger among Republicans who support the measures taken by Abbott and his administration to fight illegal immigration in the state. Tensions over the measures escalated as the federal government raised environmental and humanitarian concerns about the deterrent. The Texas governor, an outspoken critic of Biden over immigration issues, has vowed that the fight “is not over” and called the razor wire “an effective deterrent” in a post on X, formerly Twitter, despite the legal blow. He also issued a statement declaring Texas’ “right to self-defense.”

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“As the lead Democrat negotiator proclaimed: Under this legislation, ‘the border never closes..'”

Speaker Johnson: New Supplemental Funding Bill Even Worse Than Expected (Sp.)

US House Speaker Mike Johnson said Sunday that the proposed $118 billion supplemental funding bill with aid for Ukraine and Israel, as well as border security and national security measures, “is even worse than expected” and “will be dead on arrival.”Earlier on Sunday, the Senate, after weeks of negotiations with the White House, released the $118 billion national security supplemental bill that includes some $60 billion in additional aid for Ukraine, $14 billion for Israel, and about $20 billion for border security, among other priorities.

The proposed legislation would also immediately deport migrants who enter the US illegally, further restrict asylum eligibility, provide $650 million to build more border wall, and require a shutdown of the border to illegal migrants when illegal crossings exceed an average of 5,000 a week. “I’ve seen enough. This bill is even worse than we expected, and won’t come close to ending the border catastrophe the President has created. As the lead Democrat negotiator proclaimed: Under this legislation, ‘the border never closes,'” Johnson said on X (formerly Twitter), adding that the bill “will be dead on arrival” if it reaches the House.

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“Sen. James Lankford (R-Okla.), who struck the deal, even suggested he might vote against moving forward if his colleagues weren’t ready to move..”

Senate’s Border Deal Teeters On Brink Of Collapse (Pol.)

The Senate’s bipartisan border and foreign aid deal is already close to failure, with Republicans preparing to block debate on the bill this week — and potentially for longer than that. The President Joe Biden-backed agreement is getting pummeled from the left and right, but it’s internal GOP angst that’s fueling the likelihood of a filibuster during an expected test vote on Wednesday. After Senate Republicans met for 90 minutes on Monday night to discuss the border deal that a trio of senators forged over the past four months, few of them emerged willing to say they would vote to advance the $118 billion package. Several members of GOP leadership came out against the legislation in the past 24 hours, further boxing in Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell. The Kentucky Republican, who supports the agreement linking border policy changes with aid to Ukraine, Israel and Taiwan, called Monday’s meeting an “interesting discussion.”

Inside the room, McConnell told Republicans that if they didn’t like the direction that the bill is going, they should vote against moving forward this week, according to two people briefed on the meeting who were granted anonymity to speak candidly. According to two attendees, McConnell did not forcefully whip for or against the bill. He instead discussed the specific policies and politics of the legislation, which is opposed by Speaker Mike Johnson and former President Donald Trump. Sen. James Lankford (R-Okla.), who struck the deal, even suggested he might vote against moving forward if his colleagues weren’t ready to move. “That’s not voting against the bill,” Lankford said of voting to filibuster the bill from coming to the floor. “So that’s not the final passage. That’s the beginning point.”

It’s a stunning turnabout from just a few months ago, when Republicans demanded border security policy changes to pair with $60 billion in Ukraine aid requested by Biden. Now Republican support for the legislation is vanishingly hard to find, with just a handful of GOP senators in support. Even moderate Sen. Lisa Murkowski (R-Alaska) said she was unsure if she would vote to advance the bill. Lankford added that he’s not sure how much time members will actually want to evaluate the proposal — if that timeline goes beyond Wednesday. Many Senate Republicans want an open amendment process that could drag out debate indefinitely, if leadership allows it.

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“The southern border in 2024 is, constitutionally, suffering no more an “invasion” than the Capitol riot in 2021 was an “insurrection.” There is a difference between the colloquial and constitutional meaning of such terms.”

The Supreme Court Laid the Seeds for the Immigration Crisis (Turley)

The upcoming impeachment vote on Homeland Security Secretary Alejandro Mayorkas has caused a deep rift even among his critics, including some Republican members of Congress. Many view Mayorkas as an unmitigated disaster as Homeland secretary. The massive numbers of migrants crossing the border has become a growing economic and security threat to the entire nation. I have previously expressed my disagreement with the two articles of impeachment, which present their own inherent dangers to the underlying constitutional standards. But whatever happens in the House, the real crisis is not the employment status of Mayorkas. It is what brought the House to seriously consider this extreme remedy in the first place. The seeds of this disaster were planted by the Supreme Court over a decade ago, in Arizona v. U.S., if not earlier.

In that case, a 5-3 majority ruled against a state seeking to enforce immigration laws in light of what it described as a vacuum of federal action. The court declared that the states were preempted or barred from taking such action. While giving the state a small victory in allowing state officers to investigate the immigration status of a suspect with reasonable suspicion, it left little room for independent state action in the area.Despite President Obama’s orders giving some migrants effective immunity from enforcement (such as the youths that came to be known as “DREAMers”), he actually deported a significant number of illegal migrants. At the time, many of us asked where the line would be drawn in the future, often raising the hypothetical of a president who abandons enforcement entirely or to a large extent.

It took a decade, but that hypothetical seems dangerously close to reality. Mayorkas is carrying out the policies of President Biden, who continues to praise his work and the worst record of enforcement in history. One of the first things that Biden did when coming into office was to seek to shut down policies and construction used to deter unlawful migration. At the same time, both Biden and Mayorkas were widely viewed as supportive of those crossing the border as many Democratic cities declared themselves sanctuaries for undocumented migrants pursued by ICE. Now, even some Democrats are now criticizing President Biden for his lax policies and the failure to do more in securing the border, as hundreds of thousands pour into the country. Most are promptly released, and many are not even asked to appear for eight years at an immigration proceeding.

For the states, desperate times call for desperate measures. For example, Texas recently declared that it was acting unilaterally under Article I, Section 10, Clause 3 of the Constitution. That provision reserves the right of self-defense for a state that is “actually invaded, or in such imminent danger as will not admit of delay.” The current crisis is a practical invasion, overwhelming towns and cities across the country. No state faces a greater danger than Texas. However, “invasion” was clearly meant in the traditional sense of a foreign power or army. Similarly, “such imminent danger” was referencing “such” an invasion. The southern border in 2024 is, constitutionally, suffering no more an “invasion” than the Capitol riot in 2021 was an “insurrection.” There is a difference between the colloquial and constitutional meaning of such terms.

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“He said the two countries were “fuelling chaos, disorder, insecurity and instability” by supporting Israel in its war in Gaza..”

Jake Sullivan Refuses To Rule Out Attacks On Iranian Soil (MEE)

US National Security Advisor Jake Sullivan has refused to rule out air strikes on Iranian soil in the wake of a barrage of attacks on Iran-linked groups across the Middle East. Speaking to NBC News on Sunday, Sullivan was repeatedly asked if the US was considering attacks on Iran. “Well, sitting here today on a national news programme, I’m not going to get into what we’ve ruled in and ruled out from the point of view of military action,” he said. “What I will say is that the president is determined to respond forcefully to attacks on our people. The president also is not looking for a wider war in the Middle East.” Pressed again on the question, he continued to avoid a direct answer. “I’m not going to get into what’s on the table and off the table,” he said, before adding the strikes were “the beginning, not the end” of Washington’s response.

The US, along with the UK, launched strikes on Yemen’s Houthis overnight, hitting dozens of targets, just a day after they hit a number of Iran-linked groups in Syria and Iran. Speaking to reporters on Sunday, UK Prime Minister Rishi Sunak claimed the strikes on Houthi targets were in self-defence, adding he would not “hesitate to protect British lives.””Since the last set of strikes, we have seen the Houthis continue to attack shipping in the Red Sea,” Sunak said during a visit to Northern Ireland. “That is obviously unacceptable. It is illegal. It puts innocent people’s lives at risk and it has economic consequences. It includes attacks, by the way, on British-linked vessels. And that is why we have acted again in self-defence, in a proportionate way, and together with our allies.

“I have been clear that I won’t hesitate to protect British lives, British interests, and our diplomatic efforts are focused on bringing de-escalation and stability back to the region.” Iran-aligned groups have launched more than 160 rocket and drone strikes against US troops in Iraq and Syria since mid-October following the 7 October attacks on southern Israel and Israel’s decision to go to war on Gaza. Meanwhile, the Houthis, have mounted dozens of attacks against merchant ships in the Red Sea and Gulf of Aden, severely disrupting traffic through one of the world’s most important maritime trade routes. The Houthis have promised to continue disrupting Red Sea traffic until Israel stops its attacks on the residents of Gaza and allows humanitarian aid and basic supplies to enter the besieged enclave.

A Houthi military spokesperson said on Sunday that the rebel group, also known as Ansarullah, would not be deterred, adding that the strikes on Yemen would “not pass without a response and consequences.” Iran on Sunday warned that the strikes across the region appeared to “contradict” the stated desire by the leaders of the US and UK that the fighting in Gaza not expand into a regional war. Iran’s foreign ministry spokesman, Nasser Kanani, said in a statement that the attacks were “in clear contradiction with the repeated claims of Washington and London that they do not want the expansion of war and conflict in the region”. He said the two countries were “fuelling chaos, disorder, insecurity and instability” by supporting Israel in its war in Gaza, which has so far left at least 27,365 people dead, according to the health ministry in Gaza.

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“..the countries supporting “Israel” are obligated to cut off supplies to it “from the moment the state becomes aware of the existence of a serious risk of committing genocide.”

Nicaragua Taking Germany, Canada, UK, Netherlands To ICJ For Genocide (AlM)

The Nicaraguan government started Monday proceedings to take Germany, the United Kingdom, the Netherlands, and Canada to the International Court of Justice (ICJ) for their complicity in the genocide against the Palestinian people in Gaza by providing the Israeli occupation with the weapons and means to carry out the horrendous act. The executive authority in Nicaragua published an official statement in which it revealed that it warned the governments of said Western powers that they might be jointly complicit in the “flagrant and systemic violations” of the Convention on Prevention and Punishment of the Crime of Genocide and international humanitarian law in the Gaza Strip. In its note verbal, Nicaragua urged the four states to immediately cease the provision of arms, munitions, and technologies to “Israel” because it might use them to facilitate or commit violations of the Genocide Convention in Gaza.

The memorandum underlined that the countries supporting “Israel” are obligated to cut off supplies to it “from the moment the state becomes aware of the existence of a serious risk of committing genocide.”This has been achieved, the memorandum adds, since “the International Court of Justice issued, on January 26, a preliminary ruling in which it considered it reasonable that the Genocide Convention had been violated by Israel in Gaza.” The court recognized the right of Palestinians in Gaza to be protected from acts of genocide, adding that the Palestinians are a protected group under the Genocide Convention.The Court ordered “Israel” to take all measures to prevent genocide acts in Gaza, ensure its forces do not commit genocide, and take measures to improve the humanitarian situation.

“Israel” is required to submit a report to the court within a month, detailing its actions to comply with the order. Furthermore, it must implement measures to prevent and punish direct incitement of genocide in the context of its war on Gaza. South Africa hailed temporary measures issued by the International Court of Justice (ICJ) in the genocide lawsuit against “Israel” at the Hague, describing them as a “decisive victory” for the international legal system. A French left-wing legislator praised the temporary measures, describing the verdict as “historic”, noting that it “clearly established the risk of genocide in the Gaza Strip.”

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All they need to do is cast a doubt. There is nothing to replace the UNRWA.

UN To Probe UNRWA For ‘Neutrality’ (RT)

The United Nations has said it will investigate its own agency for Palestinian refugees to ensure “neutrality” following allegations by Israel that at least 12 UN staffers assisted in the Hamas-led terrorist attack of October 7. UN Secretary General Antonio Guterres announced the move in a statement on Monday, saying he had established an “independent review group” to probe “allegations of serious breaches” at the UN Relief and Works Agency for Palestine Refugees in the Near East (UNRWA). The UN chief said the probe would seek to “identify the mechanisms and procedures that the Agency currently has in place to ensure neutrality and to respond to allegations or information indicating that the principle may have been breached.”

Though Guterres stopped short of outlining the alleged breaches, Israeli officials have repeatedly accused 12 UNRWA workers of involvement in last year’s Hamas cross-border raid, which killed around 1,200 people in Israel and saw more than 200 taken hostage by Palestinian militants. Israeli Foreign Minister Israel Katz later hailed the decision, saying “We will submit all evidence highlighting UNRWA’s ties to terrorism and its harmful effects on regional stability.” Guterres previously acknowledged that nine of the 12 UN staffers allegedly linked to Hamas had been fired, while two remained unidentified and another had since been killed. Though the Israeli allegations have yet to be independently confirmed, more than a dozen countries have already opted to sever funding to the refugee agency, including the United States, Sweden, Britain and Germany.

Last week, a spokesman for the US State Department said that $300,000 set aside for UNRWA would be withheld pending the results of the investigation. Around $121 million had already been distributed to the agency since October 1, as Washington typically devotes up to $400 million to the office each year. While the review panel will focus on UNRWA’s “neutrality,” Guterres noted that a separate investigation into Israel’s charges would continue under the UN Office of Internal Oversight Services. He also went on to stress the agency’s critical role in Gaza, saying that more than 2 million people “depend on it for their survival amidst one of the largest and most complex humanitarian crises in the world.”

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I haven’t seen this confirmed anywhere else.

Zaluzhny Agrees To Be Ukraine’s Ambassador To UK – Lawmaker (TASS)

Ukrainian Commander-in-Chief Valery Zaluzhny has reportedly agreed to be Ukraine’s Ambassador to the United Kingdom and will leave Ukraine within days, lawmaker Yevgeny Shevchenko said. “I would like to say that according to my sources, Zaluzhny has agreed to be the ambassador to Great Britain. He is highly likely to go there and we know that those who leave the country as ambassadors are political retirees. None of them has ever returned to their former positions, this is Ukraine’s tradition. I hate to disappoint any Zaluzhny fans,” he said in an interview with Vadim Karasev, director of Ukraine’s Institute of Global Strategies. According to the lawmaker, if Zaluzhny opts to stay in Ukraine he has every opportunity to achieve great things in politics after resigning. “If he opts to be ambassador, he is not a politician any longer, 100% If he stays in Ukraine and begins to build a political career, he has good prospects, very good prospects,” Shevchenko said, adding that Zaluzhny’s resignation could be expected on February 8 or somewhere around there.

On Sunday, Ukrainian President Vladimir Zelensky said in an interview with Italy’s RAI television channel that he was looking at reshuffling the defense ministry. Reports about Zaluzhny’s potential dismissal appeared in the Ukrainian mass media and on social networks on January 29, when Zelensky allegedly suggested that Zaluzhny step down voluntarily. According to former lawmaker Borislav Bereza, Zaluzhny was offered a post as Ukraine’s ambassador to a European country, but turned this offer down. Ukraine’s media and social networks continue speculating about Zaluzhny’s future. Some say that his resignation stems from the failure of Ukraine’s “counteroffensive” in the summer of 2023 and Zaluzhny’s political ambitions. A number of foreign media outlets confirmed reports about Zaluzhny’s dismissal, citing their own sources.

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“Encroachment on someone else’s property undermines the foundations of the entire economic system..”

Kremlin Warns West Against ‘Deeply Illegal’ Asset Seizure (RT)

Anyone who seizes Russian assets will face long-lasting consequences, Kremlin spokesman Dmitry Peskov warned on Monday. His comments came after the Financial Times reported that G7 nations are considering using frozen Russian funds as collateral to finance Ukraine. In an article published on Saturday, the newspaper claimed the Belgian government has proposed a plan under which Western governments would raise debt to finance the Ukrainian government, and then demand that Russia repay that debt. If Moscow failed to do so, the G7 would then seize frozen Russian assets being held in Europe and the US. The plan is seen as a way to circumvent the legal issue of confiscating Russian assets, a person with knowledge of the negotiations told the outlet. The idea is reportedly now the “leading option” to unlock frozen Russian funds and send them to Ukraine. However, none of the countries in question has officially confirmed any such plans.

Commenting on the reported proposal, Peskov said it would be “deeply illegal” and stressed that Russia will defend its interests. “There will be very, very long – for many decades – judicial prospects both for those who make these decisions and for those who implement them,” the spokesman warned. “Encroachment on someone else’s property undermines the foundations of the entire economic system,” Peskov added. At the same time, the presidential spokesperson insisted on waiting for official statements on the FT’s claims, noting that “even the most serious publications, unfortunately, make many mistakes.” Shortly after Moscow launched its military operation against Ukraine, the US and its allies froze an estimated $300 billion of Russian central bank assets, most of which are being held in Europe.

Since then, Kiev and its Western allies have floated the idea of seizing the assets and using them to fund the Ukrainian government. However, financial experts have warned that any such move could seriously damage the reputation of Western economic institutions and the euro’s standing as a global reserve currency, and would drive away foreign investors. Nevertheless, Brussels announced last week that EU member states had reached an agreement to transfer the income generated by Russia’s funds to Kiev without touching the assets themselves. Moscow, meanwhile, has repeatedly warned that any actions related to its assets by the US and its allies would amount to “theft” and would violate international law. The Kremlin has also cautioned that any seizures would trigger a tit-for-tat response from Russia.

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“..liable to inform Americans that their own political leadership is a party of mental illness..”

Brace for Impact (Kunstler)

“Joe Biden’s” victory dance in South Carolina — down on the ol’ Democratic Party Plantation, where they grows votes — didn’t last long. By Sunday, a rogue satellite named Tucker Carlson was spotted orbiting over Russia, Russia, Russia, a country you have to say three times so that people get how serious it is. Carlson threatens to actually sit down in the same room with Putin, Putin, Putin — the antithesis of “Joe Biden,” since Putin actually operates as head-of-state — and convey Mr. P’s thoughts and opinions to the citizens of America via the rascally social media platform called “X.” Do you realize the danger of exposing Americans to what this Putin might say? Hearing him express his thoughts about the world situation in a leisurely format — which Putin does regularly among his own people (I’ve seen him do it!) — is liable to inform Americans that their own political leadership is a party of mental illness.

Even without this new provocation of a Carlson / Putin colloquy, folks in the land of the free and the home of the brave have begun to grok just how insane things have gone under “Joe Biden” blobism. And that darn conversation comes just egg-zackly at the moment when our Senate is attempting to package a bill tying a $60-billion taxpayer gift to Ukraine with a “border security” law that will forbid more than 8,500 foreigners on any given day to enter the USA illegally. Sweet deal, huh? Er. . . maybe not. On the House side of Congress, Speaker Mike Johnson says, “No way, José.”

So, do you really want to chance this Putin guy actually explaining calmly and clearly to folks here how our own State Department cooked up this war in Ukraine, and keeps it going month after month? Figures such as the ex-conservative Bill Kristol (now blob cheerleader), want to prevent the Tucker Carlson satellite from re-entering the USA after its Moscow visit. Mr. Kristol is apparently under the illusion that we are at war with Russia. Somebody please inform him that this is just not so. Strictly speaking, Russia is just another European nation that Americans can visit on a visa. That’s a fact, Jack. And if you happen to be there, and you’re a journalist, and Putin, Putin, Putin agrees to an interview, well. . . you sit down and talk to the guy. . . and record it. . . and let people around the world decide what to think about it.

I don’t know about you, but that sounds a little. . . I dunno. . . fascist-y to me. Which is the dirty secret of the Party of Mental Illness that folks in the USA are beginning to grok. All their blather about “our democracy” is a smokescreen for the lust to shutdown free speech at all costs and push everybody around. It will be interesting to see who shows up at the jetway when Mr. Carlson actually does land back in America. The FBI, you think? With a set of leg-irons (like they did with Peter Navarro)? Mr. Putin might also explain how immigration works in Russia, Russia, Russia, where you have to fill out an application, explain who you are, and be evaluated as worthy to enter. Not everybody makes the grade. But, surprise, surprise, surprise, not everybody seeks to enter a country with good intentions. Can you imagine that? The Party of Mental illness in America does not believe that anyone can have less than good intentions. At least that’s what they pretend (because they are mentally ill). So, anyone at all can drift across the Mexican border into the USA. They call that “diversity and inclusion.” It’s a thought problem.

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Hillary’s counsel.

Trump Facing ‘Long’ Prison Sentence – DNC Lawyer Marc Elias (RT)

Former US President Donald Trump could be sent to prison “for a long time” when a verdict is delivered in his upcoming trial over alleged mishandling of sensitive government documents, an attorney linked to the US Democrats has warned.Last June, Trump was charged with 37 felony counts amid claims that he illegally retained highly sensitive national security information at his South Florida residence. These included top-secret details of Washington’s nuclear capabilities and its strategies in the event of an attack on the US or its allies. Prosecutors, led by Special Counsel Jack Smith, claim that Trump rejected requests by federal officials to return the documents – some of which were stored in publicly accessible locations in Mar-a-Lago, including in an unsecured bathroom.

Trump has denied all allegations of wrongdoing and has pleaded not guilty to the charges. “People forget how damaging the evidence is in that Florida case,” Marc Elias, who represented the Democratic National Committee (DNC) between 2009 and 2023, said on MSNBC’s The Weekend on Sunday.“It is literally about a former president of the United States stealing highly classified sensitive documents from the United States government, treating them cavalierly, showing them to people, storing them willy-nilly.” Elias said that the evidence, when it is delivered in the trial in over three months’ time, could be “devastating to him politically, adding that “it puts him in real prospect of going to prison for a long time.”

The indictment marked the first time that a former US president faced criminal charges from a federal government he once led. Trump received another federal indictment in August 2023 over his alleged attempts to overturn the results of the 2020 US presidential election.He also faces separate charges over allegations of falsifying business records in New York, and for a conspiracy to undermine election results in the US state of Georgia.Trump, who is the clear frontrunner to claim the Republican nomination to challenge likely Democratic candidate Joe Biden in November’s election. In a head-to-head poll published by NBC News on Sunday, Trump beat Biden by five points, 47%-42%. However, the same poll found that in the event that Trump is convicted of a felony Biden would lead by 45%-43%.

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“..Bragg and his office almost daily “move to dismiss significantly more serious counts or entire indictments” and avoid harsher penalties for far more violent and convicted felons..”

Judge Dismisses Alvin Bragg’s Felony Case Against Vax Card Forgers (PM)

Manhattan District Attorney Alvin Bragg attempted to charge two New York residents with felonies for having false vaccine passports while he has let off others charged with far worse crimes scot-free. New York State Supreme Court Justice Brendan T. Lantry dismissed the felony charges against the residents, identified as J.O. and R.V. in the decision, who had bought the forged vax passports, usurping Bragg’s decision. The judge said the two were among 16 others that Bragg had “cherry-picked” to prosecute, according to the case. Lantry slammed Bragg in the decision decided at the New York Supreme Court on Jan. 30. The judge wrote in the opinion, “Clearly, Criminal Possession of a Forged Instrument in the Second Degree (Penal Law § 170.25) is not among the most serious crimes in the New York Penal Law, nor are the factual allegations against Defendants R.V. and J.O. particularly serious in nature.”

“Moreover, the factual allegations — that the Defendants purchased fake COVID-19 vaccination cards so that they could provide same to their employer (R.V.) and school (J.O.) — do not rise to the level of the majority of the crimes adjudicated in Supreme Court, New York County, namely homicide, sexual assault, drug sale, robbery, burglary, and other violent and non-violent serious felony offenses,” Lantry continued. The judge expanded on the decision that Bragg and his office almost daily “move to dismiss significantly more serious counts or entire indictments” and avoid harsher penalties for far more violent and convicted felons. Bragg also recently allowed a group of all but a single illegal immigrant to be released without bail after they allegedly beat up two NYPD officers. He later defended this saying that the video evidence was not enough to hold the foreign nationals. NYC government officials, including Bragg, have faced increasing scrutiny over the government’s lackluster effort to control crime in the city as well as the high influx of illegal immigrants.

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“If Putin or Xi just gave one little push the West would collapse like a house of cards.”

The Overthrow of Men (Paul Craig Roberts)

In my lifetime I have watched the complete overthrow of American men. The only role that they have left is to be a hate object for feminists. I think the overthrow was initiated with the 1964 Civil Rights Act as implemented, contrary to the statutory language in the law, by the EEOC bureaucracy. Congress explicitly prohibited racial quotas, but the EEOC under the leadership of Alfred Blumrosen put in place a regulatory system that, at first, under the name of “affirmative action” gave racial preference to blacks in university admissions, hiring, and promotion. Soon after the preferences were extended to women, and later to the handicapped and now to sexual perverts. The consequence of Alfred Blumrosen is that white heterosexual males are second class citizens in law. They have been denied for a half century the 14th Amendment’s protection of equality under the law. Initially, the impact was limited, but as time passed more and more American men were held back in order to advance those with racial and gender preferences.

Feminists went on and on about a “glass ceiling,” and American men, weakened by their demonization, invited them on boards and into executive offices. This has gone on for so many decades that today a male CEO or University president is an endangered species, as exemplified by the recent controversy over Ivy League students’ protests against Israel’s genocide of the Palestinians. The three Ivy League university presidents called before Congress to explain why they had allowed students to commit anti-semitism by protesting Israel’s massacre of Palestinians were all women, with the President of Harvard being a black woman with plagiarism problems. Today many corporate boards are more concerned about whether they have enough women and blacks than they are with profits and the corporation’s future. Having pushed men aside, they started on boys. Boys could no longer be Boy Scouts. They had to take in girls or it was ruled discrimination against females.

But Girl Scouts didn’t have to take in boys. Boy’s Little League baseball had to take in girls or it was discrimination. Next school playground fights between a bully and one not content to be bullied, were no longer left to completion by the playground monitor–standing up for yourself was regarded as part of growing up. Today the police are called, and what was normal in my day has been criminalized. Boys cannot even play cops and robbers or cowboys and Indians without severe punishment. If a 6 year old points his finger and says bang-bang, the cops are called, and parents are told that their son is a sociopath who is dangerous to his classmates. When was the last men’s club extinguished for discrimination? When was the last men’s college extinguished? I went to three–Georgia Tech, the University of Virginia, Merton College, Oxford University. They are now sexually integrated, and their character is lost. Merton College now has female wardens (presidents).

Once the alumni from the past are dead, no one will have a memory of a men’s space. It will become a mythology like a unicorn. When boys don’t want to be boys: What is proof of men’s demise is that today in America boys find themselves so demonized as misogynist and racists and treated as society’s problems that some would rather be girls than boys and, often with their mother’s urging, subject themselves to chemical castration and breast implants. No male in the past could possibly have preferred to be a girl than a boy. The question for feminists who have aided and abetted the overthrow of the American male is: who is going to protect you as the society you helped to destroy comes crashing down on your heads?

The delegitimizing of the white heterosexual male is the same throughout the remnants of Western civilization. In Sweden there are reports that white Swedish men stand aside while immigrant-invaders rape Swedish women in public, because if they interfere they might be arrested for a hate crime. The British government, which is no longer British, has a tradition of protecting immigrant-invaders against the British people instead of protecting the British people against immigrant-invaders. What is happening conflicts with the protective mentality of white men. But they are prohibited from providing the protection. The Western World is devoid of maleness. Even the West’s war ministers are women. A couple of years ago I posted photographs of NATO’s European war ministers and Shoigu. If memory serves, every European war minister was female. If Putin or Xi just gave one little push the West would collapse like a house of cards.

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“..they will now see Putin as not only a human being, but also a very intelligent leader that is actually doing what’s best for his people. And that is everything that the American public wants.”

US Panicking Tucker Carlson Will Continue Objective Reporting in Russia (Sp.)

Maverick US journalist Tucker Carlson has raised eyebrows after being spotted in Moscow this week, with observers speculating Carlson has arrived to interview Russian President Vladimir Putin. The popular American commentator has so far remained coy about the reasons for his visit, but he has expressed his willingness to speak with Putin in the past, allegedly making him the target of surveillance from US intelligence agencies. As Russiagaters melt down over the prospect Carlson will undermine US regime propaganda by practicing real journalism, geopolitical analyst and journalist Fiorella Isabel joined Sputnik’s The Critical Hour program Monday to discuss the situation. “The fact that this targeting [of Carlson] is happening in the way it is happening now signifies a fear from the United States,” said Isabel.

“They are fearful of a conversation that somebody like Tucker Carlson and Vladimir Putin could have because Tucker Carlson did leave Fox [News]. And since he did leave Fox, so much has happened in the world where, as you all were talking about before, there are major escalations, not only in the Asia-Pacific region, but also obviously with Iran via Israel-Palestine and via, of course, Ukraine.” “The United States is involved in every single one of these conflicts,” noted the journalist. “And I think that the aim is to really show what Moscow is like, what the Russian people are like, and give a different perspective.” Isabel speculated Carlson was indeed likely to speak with Putin while in Moscow, adding “I don’t think he would come for anything less.”

She also noted that Carlson has previously spoken with other leaders sometimes considered controversial in the United States, such as Hungarian Prime Minister Viktor Orbán. “What we’re looking at here is that the United States and their proxies are clearly afraid of the response that such a popular figure like Tucker Carlson might have with an audience, in response to Vladimir Putin, who we have been told is this boogeyman and he is evil, and there is no redeeming quality to him,” said Isabel. “But based on Putin’s speeches and the things he says that many Western audiences don’t get to hear, that will drastically change, I think, a lot of people, or at least impact them in a way, in a time where we’re on the brink of a catastrophic nuclear event I think,” she added.

Tucker CNN

“I don’t think that’s an exaggeration. So I think that’s why at this pivotal moment, the powers that be are extremely afraid of this interview, to the point where they’re saying that they’re going to go after Tucker Carlson in a legal way for simply being here and trying to attempt to do journalism.” “They have gone so far off from what journalism was supposed to be that they don’t recognize that this is actually what you’re supposed to do, talk to adversarial figures or people that you may disagree with,” noted the analyst. Host Garland Nixon noted that demonization of foreign leaders is a traditional tactic of US propaganda as Americans are conditioned to revile figures like President Bashar al-Assad in Syria or President Nicolás Maduro in Venezuela. The “danger” of Carlson’s interview, he noted, is that Putin would be humanized before an American audience.

Co-host Wilmer Leon agreed, arguing that Americans would see that Putin is not “crazy,” “unhinged,” or “evil.” Isabel noted that Putin has made highly subversive arguments for American audiences, questioning the fairness of US elections and noting that US foreign policy generally remains unchanged as new presidents enter the White House. “So I think, when Americans would view or hear somebody like Vladimir Putin, especially Americans that haven’t actually gotten a chance to listen to any of his speeches, they will be perhaps blown away in the sense that they will [say], ‘wow, this guy makes a lot of sense. And he just simply is saying what’s on our minds,’” said Isabel. “And I think that fear is what the West would fear, because they will now see Putin as not only a human being, but also a very intelligent leader that is actually doing what’s best for his people. And that is everything that the American public wants.”

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    Claude Monet Houses of Parliament, Sunset 1904   • “Don’t Be STUPID!!!”: Trump Slams Senate Border Bill (ZH) • Texas Stripped of Powers in Border
    [See the full post at: Debt Rattle February 6 2024]

    #151971
    aspnaz
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    Houses of Parliament

    Reminds me that the King Charles The Cancer Of The Nation, now has cancer. How ironic. I won’t wish ill on the aflicted.

    #151972
    aspnaz
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    If only Trump had been as good at fixing the border as his supporters are at writing memes. But that is the American way, ignore reality, everything can be fixed online, and if that is not working, spend 4k on some Apple knob-tug and put it on your face while worshiping that dick that is their CEO. Lovely, I so wish i could visit the USA again. /s

    #151973
    aspnaz
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    Read this today, quite a good article as I was looking for something that would explain AI to my wife … https://www.assemblyai.com/blog/introduction-large-language-models-generative-ai/.

    But, this article was much more fun … https://www.assemblyai.com/blog/emergent-abilities-of-large-language-models/. This explains why the venture capitalists are throwing cash at AI in the hope that it will develop into something more than a tool, become a ruler. The IT guys really have got their shit together and are fishing for VC idiots using the “emergent ability” worm, the worm that no VC idiot can ignore – how do you explain that to the boss – but that no VC idiot can ever predict. Thay have to drink from this cup, they have no choice, the AI boys have them by the balls …. I love it.

    #151974
    aspnaz
    Participant

    Ukrainian Commander-in-Chief Valery Zaluzhny has reportedly agreed to be Ukraine’s Ambassador to the United Kingdom and will leave Ukraine within days, lawmaker Yevgeny Shevchenko said.

    The first rat to abandon the sinking ship. He obviously thinks he will be safe there, in the arms of his fellow fascist Nazis of the UK, led by King Charles The Idiot. I fear his attempt to protect himself in the arms of the UK will be disappointed, I will await the picture of his brains splattered across the windscreen of his car.

    #151975
    aspnaz
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    Russians have the measure of the USA, the woke dopes of the western world.

    #151976
    aspnaz
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    https://www.rt.com/news/591930-biden-rally-gaffe-mitterrand/

    Biden’s memories are like Americans on geograpy.

    #151977
    aspnaz
    Participant

    Wow, read all those British names ….

    https://www.rt.com/news/591888-uk-chemical-attacks-data/

    You will be getting this soon in the USA. The Brits can sometimes be pretty dumb, but don’t congratulate yourselves on being any better.

    #151978
    tboc
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    When did the Senate Majority leader become the Commander in Chief?

    there are some folks who need to open up a copy of The Uniform Code of Military Justice. Once opened they should then browse historical texts and read up on the history of unlawful orders. Ignorance of the law is no defense.

    Paul Craig Roberts and Bill Kristol defaming the citizens and the Constitution – right,left,right,left,right,left,right,left

    The people of the Rus are known to be slow to mount yet ride like the wind once mounted.

    The citizens of The United States of America are slow to mount, yet:
    “…Prudence, indeed, will dictate that Governments long established should not be changed for light and transient Causes; and accordingly all Experience hath shewn, that Mankind are more disposed to suffer, while Evils are sufferable, than to right themselves by abolishing the Forms to which they are accustomed. But when a long Train of Abuses and Usurpations, pursuing invariably the same Object, evinces a Design to reduce them under absolute Despotism, it is their Right, it is their Duty, to throw off such Government(insurgency), and to provide new Guards for their future Security. …”

    look at the increase in government employment, local, state and federal since 1970. Creeping federalism became a torrent as the spigot of personal credit was fully opened. The relentless drive to consumerism carried on the the back of “singing commercials – McCluhan”, deindustrialization and the call to get what you deserve delivered a vast portion of the populace to “state” employment. Drug dependency – the dollar.

    States Rights populists, those who compromised to have a constitution and a nation with a clear and present view of the history of Europe knew this day was only a matter of time. The Federalists danced their jig of victory and immediately set about lining their pockets. Our Noble Experiment, now 248 years in the test, is still in it’s infancy by historical standards. Do not believe that feckless cowards and charlatans will prevail. Just as the Crown was defeated in the first skirmish, The Federalists and their attendant imbeciles will face defeat in this current skirmish.
    Should you hear any voices calling for “civil war” in today’s media, please notice those voices have no intention of personal involvement. Those voices are calling for YOU to die and forfeit Your property so they may maintain their place of privelege. Should push come to shove there will be nothing “civil” about it.

    Keep the powder dry, be slow to mount and ride as the wind once mounted.
    I am humbled to the core of my being for the privelege of being born a citizen of The United States of America. Those pieces of paper so many hold with titles attached convey no right to starve, poison, maim or murder children, not anywhere and for damn sure not in The United States. Let a word to the wise be sufficent.

    #151979
    Oroboros
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    Brace for Impact Duh’merica

    It’s gonna take a miracle at this point

    Luckily….

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    #151980
    D Benton Smith
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    In a roundabout, “Freudian Slippage” sort of way Chuck Schumer’s verbal diarrhea about the terrible consequences of closing the Southern border ALMOST says the quiet part out loud. Basically he fear mongers that if millions of illegal aliens aren’t allowed to flood into America then all sorts of bad things will result, like an end to the wars in Gaza, Ukraine, and U.S. Departments of Justice and State.

    He says that stopping voters … oops!, I mean illegal “immigrants” ….from streaming across the Rio Grand would cause Israel to lose in its last ditch effort to prolong its international crime spree by murdering all Palestinians. He then adds a similar dark consequence in Ukraine, where efforts to shatter Russia into pieces so that it’s resources can be stripped, would fail.

    But what he is actually confessing is that if the Democrats can’t steal the next election then the Democrats will LOSE the election and therefore LOSE the ability to promulgate the long list of CRIMES AGAINST HUMANITY that they have been using to enrich themselves and retain the reins of power, so as to be able to go on doing that forever.

    Because face it, ALL of the horrible and horrifying monstrously evil atrocities that they have been committing are ALL simply actions designed to result in the “Democrats” (which is actually a much MUCH broader Cabal of trans-national murderous minions, masters, and Zionists) enriching themselves, and then USING that wealth to buy more power to crush opposition and just continue like that until the end of time.

    It really is as simple (and lunatic) as that. It is NOT a complicated strategy. It’s the meat-brained calculations of rapacious and cowardly thugs.

    Thanks Chuck! We knew that’s what you’ve been up to, but it is SO nice to hear you just come right out and say it.

    #151981
    Oroboros
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    The level of intelligence and ‘leadership in the Duh’merican Senate, home of the ‘immigration bill’

    TikTok’s Singaporean CEO Chew Shou Zi is repeatedly asked by Sen Tom Cotton R-(moron) if he had ever been a member of the Chinese Communist Party, to which he responded:

    “Senator, I’m Singaporean. No.”

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    #151982
    Oroboros
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    Tucker Spotted in Russia for Putin Interview

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    #151983
    Dr. D
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    Parliament, 1904. Yes that would be British burning of coal.

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    “New Senate Anti-Murder Bill Caps Murders At 5,000 Per Day” –BBee

    Yeah, but they’re Gazan deaths, soo…. And it’s not so much a “cap” as a “guarantee”.

    “Chuck Schumer says if the bill is killed, America will regret it, Ukraine will lose the war, Israel will not defeat Hamas, Palestinians will starve to death (Huh???) and Americans might fight in Europe.”

    Yes, because that’s not a prediction, it’s a PLAN. He and his friends will make sure of it. That’s what narcissist abusers do to people who don’t obey. So disingenuous to say Gaza will starve: there’s plenty of MONEY, Israel will BOMB AND MURDER anyone who sends it, right there in their trucks. The food is right there in the local warehouse one truck away.

    And according to Schumer, Trump is all powerful and runs everything. Sold! So you and Congress are a nobody? Boy if only we could get Schumer into that speakership, Trump would get what-for! We’d #Hashtag him from orbit. You own 2 ½ branches of government right now. And like 20 states. But a private citizen who’s not in power for years – and had no power and did nothing even then – is running not just America, but the world. Well how about that.

    You only shut the border down once 5,000 people a day come in illegally? […] That’s basically legalizing illegal immigration.”

    That is: They are importing SLAVES. These are the slave ships. Workers with no legal standing or recourse. Obama moved on from open-air slave markets in Libya to open-air slave markets at your local Home Depot. Progress!

    Tucker: reminds me of an quote this week, and yes we all know it and I say it daily, but it’s still amazing, stupifying, unfathomable. Larry Johnson was at a media dinner where his sort hang out and was next to a military expert, you know the sort of West Point, above 40, officer corps, now think tank, etc. And of course they were talking about Russia. He said, “You know, Russia only has 50 million people.” (I don’t know why we can’t beat them.) Larry was like: No: they have 150 Million. Thank God for google on your phone, you can point. He was like, “Well you can’t trust the Communists.” No. They are NOT COMMUNIST. (Maybe that’s the problem) They are CAPITALISTS. (so to speak)

    Wait, so you got through all elementary school, all primary school, all college, all officer corp AND all your profession – which is IN this field, world military readiness – and you have NO IDEA what a “Russia” is? Yes. And if he’s 35 there was NEVER A DAY in his whole life that Russia was communist, the USSR. If he’s under 45, there’s never a day he wouldn’t know it, being but 10 years old at the time. 55? It would have been front page news. 65? Same thing. 75? 85? 95?

    Sorry I’ve run out of excuses. So YES, when I say these guys all think it’s 1979 and we’re fighting the Soviet Union using our military superiority of the new F16 and the army of General Patton, this is what I mean. Except I thought you had to be a dismal, dottering dinosaur to be so old you couldn’t grasp new information. Nope. Go ask the guy next to you in WalMart. See if he agrees. He will.

    We’re fighting a fantasy and the fantasy’s winning.

    Elon/drug use: “We Make S—t Up!”™ This is our newspaper’s literary promise to you! Guaranteed every page.

    ““Don’t be STUPID!!!” –Trump (you first)

    He just jumped to the front of the parade. America operates by having people NOT know, as it’s not reported. Then reported 100% wrong, with made-up conspiracy theories like Musk-Drugs if it is. Everyone KNOWS this. They’re just too busy. Because Trump runs the planet, if Trump says it, it gets printed. But he’s only saying what everybody says.

    This is a key Luongo article this week, and it’s long because he’s developing it, but at root it’s simple:

    The Great Reset is Dead, Long Live the Great Reset


    These guys operate with Bernays by “Manufacturing Consent”. How do they do that? The Pareto principle: whoever is the 80%, the Overton Window, that’s what happens. Anyone outside of that – even when it’s important and should be wide open to discussing and checking, like Covid – is just shut down. Corollary: There will always be fringes. So you have 5% fringes, and an 80% core. What’s the play?

    Once you own the 80%, merely keep the fringes “the fringe”, in the world’s biggest game of “Asshole” — or appropriate for this metaphor, it’s also called “Presidents”. This is an American card game where every round, the guy on top gets to take the best card of the guy below him, and so on. Forever. No, this is a real game. And what it demonstrates is how hard and how long it takes for someone on top to get SUCH a terrible hand they go down even one peg, yet it happens.

    That’s the guys running the 80%. How do they keep the fringe off? 1) Divide them. Left and Right. Red and Blue, War and Peace. Drugs and no drugs??? So long as each fringe is siloed and only 5%, they are no danger to you, even if there are 50 of them. They can’t get in and change the Overton Window, change what “we know” in information, thus how we will ACT, according that information we accept as true. Controlling information like the CIA presidential briefings about Cuba.

    Okay, where’s the breaking point? 16% At 16% the Pareto Principle (80/20 distribution) kicks in and the minority affects the majority, almost certainly irreversibly. You’ve lost steering of your 80% at that point. That’s why like MAGA or AfD gets at 16% “Then a Miracle Happened” and they are…um…outlawed by the Riechstag by guys in black boots. Or something. If a 5% fringe leader, Oh, say, some black guy…realizes this and joins up with all the White guys on an anti-war platform, well heck, burning Birmingham is fine. We actually LIKE that sort of thing. But a few months after crossing the lines and joining forces with poor white people, he’s shot. And everyone around him. Malcolm. RFK, etc. Boop! All gone!

    They’re doing fantastic right now, but their problem is EVERY. SINGLE. THING. they want to do is against EVERY. SINGLE. HUMAN. On the planet. So they’re not an 80%. Over time, they used to have 5% on the Left, 5% on the Right, and 5% who are furries. Now they have 5 + 5 + 5 + 5 + 5 + 5 + 5 + 5 + 5 + 5 + 5 + 5 = 60% And we all know their names: BLM. MAGA. Black. White. Blue. Christian. Democratic Socialists. Libertarians. Moon landing. Flat earth. And you can see the plates spinning. All 60 of them. Every time something happens, they have to make YET ANOTHER splinter group of Gay Tibetean Midget Mothers of West Texas, who are in a fight with the Gay Tibetean Midget Mothers of EAST Texas. The Palestinian Liberation Front. And like I said, clearly that’s going awesome. I SMH every day.

    Except their plans are SO weird, SO wrong, SO oppressive, SO hateful, that they’re down to being a 5% themselves already, not an 80% like Bernays told them. That is, you can’t propagandize people 180 degrees out of reality. That’s why they went Ape and action immediately during Occupy, and one month later the NYT and WSJ headlines for “Racism” went up 20-fold. That’s why they ran Left-and-Right like at Volume “11” starting the day after, and nuked Bernie. If they have even TWO 5%’s join up, they’re in danger.

    But their danger has only increased due to their policies. German farms, American borders, who are these policies for? We can’t even FIND the 5% they are supposed to be in service of, they seem to be only in the service of “Murder all humans.” And ALL 95% can get aligned against that.

    So that’s what’s happening (OMG at last) with Tucker and Brand, Dore and Elon and Luongo. They can’t even see a Left-Right divide at this distance, because EVERYONE in America, and EVERYONE worldwide has more in common by multiples than even ONE of their 5%.

    Took long enough. And I’ve been so scalded by 30 years of this stuff I don’t trust it, but it appears to be happening. They are losing the 16% barrier everywhere. It’s called “Populism”. And just 16% of Farmers have no trouble at all aligning with…I dunno, labor AND environment AND business to form a 50% government. And already did in Holland. Because our 95% are NORMAL people who do not think killing 2 million children somewhere is “a good start”. That’s how low the bar is, and when we don’t have to decide about little details, we’re all generally aligned. AGAINST THEM.

    How do we know? Davos, WEF, Ursula, they all say so in public. But you have to read between the lines of where their heads are at to hear it. What was this week’s? They have to “regain trust” Hahahahha. That “Trust” means “We control the Overton Window of what is okay.” They just said they lost it and need to get it back.

    Try killing fewer humans per day? Just spitballin’.

    MAGA is already far over 16%, but it’s also not cohesive, which is its strength but also a weakness. It also follows DJT, but it would be more or less the same without him. Just saying why we didn’t rocket from 16% (2016) to 80% overnight. In a general sense, it’s going lightning fast and you can tell they’re fighting rearguard actions on everything, everywhere, all at once. You don’t annihilate both 150 year old political parties in just one 4 year cycle, you know. The bureaucracy has tenure and doesn’t change fast. It’s going okay even though we have to live through it, which to me is so boring I can’t stand it. I need to jump to the end.

    Anyway, the point is Trump is saying what we all ALREADY know. Maybe that wasn’t entirely true in 2016. Like WE knew, but 80% of Americans didn’t. Now we know, they know, but we’re trying to get 80% to SAY it. Can we just say authorizing 5,000 felonies a day is bad? The 80% can.

    “The Senate’s $118 billion spending package, of which more than $60 billion would go to Ukraine,”

    That’s 3x more for Ukraine – the most corrupt nation on earth – than our own border. Which again is a non sequitur as Biden could close the border already with $0 dollars. Israel will get more THIS WEEK in their genocide than we get for the border. The $6B is just EXTRA, on top of their yearly allowance for doing literally nothing. Pay me! I can do nearly nothing for 1/100th the cost!

    Okay, question: if this isn’t all theatre, WHY did the Senate bother to send it since it has no chance of passing? They’re just getting themselves un-elected from office. There’s nothing they could do to improve the appearance of the House or draw more attention to how treasonous they are. (Working with a foreign government to fund an active invasion? Of military forces? With enough fenanyl to kill an American city? Per group?)

    If they’re trying to keep their Pareto majority this is NOT the way to do it. Every day pushing exposes them, and every day they push harder. Shut up and beaver away in darkness, it worked for years.

    “This Bill is a …a Death Wish for The Republican Party.” Well that part sounds good.

    ““This would prevent plaintiffs – like the State of Texas – from filing suit in Texas federal courts. This is corrupt..”

    I guess we know who “The Guys back East” are. They aren’t NY, clearly they live in the DC Court district.

    ““The United States District Court for the District of Columbia shall have sole and original jurisdiction”

    This is specifically prohibited, and was Jack’s play on Trump: arrest in Florida but bring charges in DC stacked court. That is then illegal, unconstitutional in TWO ways: crimes are heard in the location of their occurrence. Not at Buckingham under King George II. “In the court of my combined kitchen and dining room…” “To be heard by my Butler, valet, and scullery maid…” No. And that’s ABOVE him not being a Special Council to begin with.

    “• Senate’s Border Deal Teeters On Brink Of Collapse (Pol.)

    So lots of heat and no light, lots of time wasting while everyone watches, discusses. Sounds like a setup, but what are they burning time for? The debt ceiling? Ukraine collapse?

    ““The southern border in 2024 is, constitutionally, suffering no more an “invasion”

    That’s a fine argument, I don’t think you can make it though. Willing to discuss it all day. If China took PLA soldiers off-duty, and flew them to the U.S. plane by plane, 24/7 for months, reconstituting themselves at the other end with cell phones, enclaves, guns, drugs, houses, reporting structures waiting for commands, that’s not an invasion to you? Because that’s what’s happening. Is it their funny hats that make it legal? If a PLA soldier takes off his hat, he’s not a soldier anymore, then Boop! He puts it back on and is dangerous again. Sez Turley, great minds.

    “a 5-3 majority ruled against a state seeking to enforce immigration laws”

    Yes, but he has that weirdo legal thing like, “Laws are real”. They’re not: we MAKE THEM UP. The USSC Every. Day. Reverses a law they made only yesterday. Like people are 3/5ths! Neither! Both! You can’t believe the reversals they “Make S—t Up” or the un-credible premises they do it for. Like we can do Abortion – babies aren’t humans – because of PRIVACY? What the actual? There are 20 arguments on that case, but “’Cause it’s a secret” ain’t one of them. THEN USSC wiretaps all 330 million Americans. If I’m pregnant can I not be wiretapped? Is that the difference here? That level of “We Make S—t Up” is NORMAL for the Supreme court. Like we need to pass an Amendment to outlaw alcohol, but Poof! A couple years later, the Feds can outlaw all and any drug they feel like just ‘cause, no Amendment. Torture is illegal everywhere until Poof! In 2002, it isn’t. Poof! The Supreme Court picks our Presidents now in 2001. Poof! Suddenly a gun packed in a brick of cocaine is legal then Poof! A block of raw bauxite is an upper receiver and isn’t.

    I sympathize. If you start thinking “There is no law but what some rich guys made up, mostly accidentally” you’d go insane as a lawyer. It hasn’t done me any favors. But that’s literally the fact. He’s just guessing “Will it be POPULAR?” Among the 8th grade mean girls at the cool table. Will they really turn their backs on Justin Beiber and support Timberlake? Ooooohhh! Super double-cross! The crowd goes wild!!!

    THERE IS NO LAW. Get that through all y’all’s head. The law is whatever the Sheriff shows up for, and they arrest people for non-crimes every day. The law is whatever the judge you stand before says it is and some million people in prison right now are essentially innocent. So they can UN-Law just as easy as they can law, Mr. Turley. They open their mouths, stuff a bagel in it, and say so. Like 2001, they “Just Say” the President will be Mickey M. Mouse and everyone does it.

    “The US, along with the UK, launched strikes on Yemen’s Houthis overnight, hitting dozens of targets”

    Who is it? The Anglos. Or as Putin says, the “Anglo-Saxons.” Not the “Americans’. Looks like Zu may be leaving in his spat with Ze. • Zaluzhny Agrees To Be Ukraine’s Ambassador To UK – Lawmaker (TASS)

    Where’s he going? England. Just as England says they’re going to set up a no-fly zone and send UK/NATO troops to Donbass. AFTER being the guys who hit the bridge, sunk the warship, bombed the Russian city, downed the POWs… Gee, would his presence as top Military commander help facilitate that setting up of the Third World War in Europe? London. Is GERMANY in on this? Don’t seem like it. Scholz had to be thrown down the stairs and lose an eye he was so into it. But LONDON is all-in. Them and all ten girl scout leaders.

    ““..the countries supporting “Israel” are obligated to cut off supplies to it “from the moment the state becomes aware of the existence of a serious risk of committing genocide.”

    Instead there is only one nation doing that. And we’re bombing them. All the other nations with the same requirement e.g. Saudi Arabia, UAE, are letting them.

    “UN To Probe UNRWA For ‘Neutrality’ (RT)

    The U.S. said Israel had already provided no evidence. They’re good for it. Like Pfizer and the FDA. “If you’re a pal and this is similar to before” …then you couldn’t have robbed that bank. TOP legal minds.

    using frozen Russian funds as collateral
    “raise debt to finance the Ukrainian” debt that is based on collateral.
    “demand that Russia repay that debt.”

    Funny that sounds a lot like they’re buying their own collateral with interest. WHO are you selling this to? You think the Global South will be fooled? The money WAS theirs, now it isn’t. Don’t baffle yourselves with bullshit, they know if you’re willing to do this they’re all next. It also means the West is HOLLOW. Empty. Broke. Dead. Alone. Or they wouldn’t have to.

    “an agreement to transfer the income generated by Russia’s funds”

    A great example. How in the possible earth is that not theft? I STOLE your cow. Now we’re in dispute over it. Then I MILK your cow every day and sell the milk. Until she dies of old age. Rinse, Repeat. OBVIOUSLY you have defrauded and stolen from me not ONLY the cow, but the milk as well. You NOT ONLY need restitution, but damages. There is no human society, now, or ever, that doesn’t recognize this.

    “• Trump Facing ‘Long’ Prison Sentence – DNC Lawyer Marc Elias (RT)

    He’s “facing” it, but it doesn’t look so good, does it? Kunstler points out your guys are keystone cops, running around like clowns with buckets of confetti, their hair on fire.

    ““People forget how damaging the evidence is in that Florida case…“It is literally about a former president of the United States stealing highly classified sensitive documents”

    Uh, no. He can Declassify them by LOOKING at them and did. The Permanent PMC State RE-Classified them, without authorization, after he left. It’s like, impossible for what a President looks at to be illegal. Anyway, AND Mike Pence, Hillary Clinton, Joe Biden, Hunter Biden, top of your list? THEY did not even have declassification rights.

    “The indictment marked the first time that a former US president faced criminal charges from a federal government he once led.”

    Another whole problem. He can’t BE charged until he is impeached first. The timing is weird but stick with me. The President needs latitude to act. He can’t be thinking every minute, “If I believe this joker named ‘Bolton’ and give him this whoopie cushion, will I be arrested AFTER I leave office?” No. WHILE YOU’RE IN OFFICE only CONGRESS can decide if you are over the line or not. With all houses and a 2/3rds vote. So if they only discover Bolton dead under that whoopie cushion a month after you leave office, can they try you as a citizen? No. They need to find out if it was part of your actions as office of President first. THEN they can arrest you for “Jokes-unbecoming-an-officer.” That would only take a few days, it’s not a big obstacle.

    If not, then EVERY Attorney General of EVERY state will sue EVERY President for EVERY action. And Texas would like that a lot, wouldn’t they? Why just the states? EVERY county court judge can arrest EVERY President for EVERY action. No. I don’t think the Feds want that, although maybe we should! I hearby arrest Mayorkas in 31 states! 950 townships. What’s that? It was his official duties and he needs to be Impeached first? Well butter my buns and call me a biscuit!

    ” Judge Dismisses Alvin Bragg’s Felony Case Against Vax Card Forgers (PM)

    That’s super weird: he let them go because he’s mad about something else? I’m more like, “What legal foundation did the vax cards have to begin with? Can you point to the law authorizing them?” Post-Millenial reports nothing in the source article.

    ““Putin is trying to court the MAGA GOP…”

    So? They think if “Humans” hear “Words” then they fall down and like 50s hypnosis say “Yessss….Master…” I listen to you all day and don’t I believe a word. You listen to me all day and don’t believe a word. So?

    Dore covers this a lot. They have to “Protect” you from all that facts and knowing. “They can’t tell you what to think! That’s our job!” — Mika Brzezinski You see, they have amazing Lex Luthor superpowers, and unlike you when THEY read, they’re not affected. Some superheros are more super than others. Protecting you from all that information that would make you not obey them is a big sacrifice, but they’ll try to be brave…

    Although that’s true, what it REALLY is, is it breaks the 5% silos. Or Ghettoes. It would make Fox viewers anti-war. It would make Left viewers obey, because Tucker, being larger, is an automatic “Authority”. They only respond to fear and power, and Tucker’s base has power, that they fear, being dummies who can’t be arsed to read a book and ask. But getting information out there is busting the digital ghettos, the digital prisons they hold us all in. They can’t have that, it’s the only remaining control grid.

    He smashes two 5% ghettos together, or his 15% plus two 5%’s and there you are: 16%. Against their being only 5% or 1% or 0.01% now. The End.

    #151984
    Dr. D
    Participant

    “The Honest Sorcerer, We Are Not Mining with Renewable Energy…and when we do, shit is going to get real”

    Are these guys ever going to stop? There is 50 years of oil and gas in Russia, Iran, etc. They haven’t even bothered to DRILL Russia yet. Washington State, for example, has a no-drilling, so like CA crude oil bubbles up for 100 years and is wasted. And gas as well. You can’t put in the reserve ledger what we’re not allowed to know.

    The only problem is, YOU are not going to get any. Because YOU live in a country that tried to MURDER all the countries that DID have oil. That may be fair, but it has nothing to do with “Running out”. It’s strictly political.

    This is also true of copper, iron, etc. They add up the reserve list and say “We’ve only got 9 years left.” Except that when that list gets low, someone raised $30M, goes out, prospects, drills out the test holes, confirms there is (or isn’t) another 4 years in that mine, and does/doesn’t get more money to start putting in roads, a ball mill, etc. Then that one tiny mine gets added to the reserve list and it goes to 9 ½ years. In while, the list drop to 9 years and another prospector does it again. No one would prospect for an open mine with 100 years remaining. So the reserve list has nothing to to with the earth’s crust, only to do with HUMAN KNOWLEDGE. The data is correct but not bothering to ask questions and check, they misunderstand that list and its purpose for existing. It’s a TRADING sheet, not an environmental science review.

    While that may not be a perfect parallel, oil and gas remain similar. It’s been running out. We’ve been out for 50 years I hear, since 1971, and yet, somehow, 50 years later we’re still the top producer of oil. And we STILL haven’t opened any states or drilling rights. In fact, we found unlimited oil at 30,000 feet (aka the “Center of the Earth”) but it was SO much oil we couldn’t contain the pressure and flooded three states. But except for so much oil, in such high pressures we couldn’t cope, we don’t have any oil at all. Except for how we haven’t drilled those depths anywhere else, we’re totally sure the entire rest of the planet, except for that one hole, is completely dry.

    YUP! I know this for sure because I know without looking. And I didn’t ask. 50 years we’re out of oil, 50 years not only do we continue, but oil use has tripled? That is, not only weren’t we out, but we actually had 3-5x more oil than they claimed in 1971? But this time it’s different! Totally, totally different. I called the end of the world 18,250 times in a row, but I got a feeling! Today’s the day!

    Tell me how you missed 50 straight years in the past and corrected your work and I’ll book time for your pitch on how you’re right this time.

    #151985
    Dr. D
    Participant

    Singapore is exactly the same as that Russia Expert Larry Johnson was talking about.

    Not just ignorant, but too ignorant to know they’re ignorant. Then proud. Another great day in America.

    Note, if we’re just the nation of James Stewart and Mickey Mouse, this doesn’t matter. We get off the farm, we go read a book, find out. If you’re an EMPIRE, then it matters. But we don’t WANT to be an empire. So then our being like this, wouldn’t matter.

    #151986
    WES
    Participant

    Uniparty RINOs/DINOs are desperate to codify the current open borders into new laws that superceed current existing laws to prevent Trump from being able to enforce the current laws if he is re-elected.

    Tying border security to Israel and Ukrainian foreign aid is just a way of diverting attention away from the Uniparty’s efforts to pass new laws handcuffing Trump just like what they did in 2016 before Trump was even elected in 2016.

    In 2016 the Uniparty prevented Trump from dismissing any of Obama’s 5,000 plus politically appointed bureaucrats embedded in government departments. They created a new type of super bureaucrats not subjected to dismissal when a new president is elected, as has been the tradition for all pass presidents up until Trump.

    The Uniparty then told Trump who his cabinet members would be, preventing Trump from being able to appoint any of his own choices to cabinet.

    People are just not aware of how the Uniparty totally handcuffed and chained Trump before he was even sworn in as President not to mention all the continuous impeachment/entrapments attempts they made during his 4 years in office. The Uniparty even tried to impeach Trump before he was even sworn in as President!

    And despite Trump being shackled in chains, and continuously persecuted, he still managed to make some changes.

    #151987
    D Benton Smith
    Participant

    It looks like we are still in the “pre-event promotion” phase of the Putin-Carlson interview operation. Seems to be ramping up nicely. More and more tension and interest being generated, as people react and respond to the POSSIBILITY and ramifications of this big thing that has not even happened yet.

    As an almost reformed professional PR Man I just have to express my admiration (bordering on awe) for how well they are prepping the “probably” forthcoming event. Oh, it’s forthcoming alright !! So many top drawer people would not be spending so much of their valuable time and treasure on it if they were not already 100% committed to carrying it through to completion.

    When the audience is at its peak of interest, attention and receptiveness, when they are almost peeing their pants in anticipation, than the hammer will drop. It’s all about conditions and timing, and in my not altogether humble opinion the guys who are producing this bit of SERIOUS theater are the best of the best professionals in the Biz.

    I think that the interview has been in production for days now, and that the final editing and so forth will be ready well before its anticipated release date of 6:00 pm Friday (United States Eastern Standard Time) to allow for maximum impact and “soak-in” time over the weekend.

    For some other event I might have advised grabbing some popcorn, but in this case I would advise foregoing the snacks because you’re going to want to have both hands free for holding on to your chair.

    Prepare to hear statements of fact that are for all practical purposes already fait accompli. The interview would not even have been ALLOWED to occur if the primary opponents in the conflict had not already come to terms to the degree that primary opponents can ever come to terms about anything. Basically, the announcement will be that the winner has won, the loser has lost, and here are the new rules and conditions. It will all be very very diplomatically presented, of course. The victor (Putin) will make the pronouncements as “face savingly” palatable and acceptable as possible. But make no mistake about the fact that his statement ARE enforceable rules and conditions, and that he has the guns to prove it.

    #151988
    Oroboros
    Participant

    Christopher Wray is pure scum, his mouth is usually full of maggots falling out on the floor when he speaks.

    But… the Chinese really do know Duhmerica’s weak points like the soft spot in a baby’s head and I’m utterly confident they will be able to fuckourcyberstuffup royally when the time comes.

    FBI Director Warns of a Chinese “Cyber Pearl Harbor”

    In testimony before Congress this week, FBI Director Christopher Wray warned that in any conflict over the future of Taiwan, China could unleash a “Cyber Pearl Harbor” to devastate the United States infrastructure and unleash havoc for Americans.

    Cyber-attacks on the US healthcare system have been growing in frequency and impact in the last few years – and these attacks pale in comparison to what a coordinated attack by the Chinese might look like.

    Just this past Thanksgiving, a cyber-attack impacted 30 hospitals and 200 sites of care,

    Ardent Health Services, which owns 30 hospitals and 200 sites of care across six states, confirmed a healthcare cyberattack that occurred on the morning of November 23. Hospitals in multiple states have been forced to divert ambulances amid disruptions caused by the Thanksgiving day cyberattack, CNN first reported.

    The impacts of this Thanksgiving cyber-attack were devastating,

    “The attacks forced some hospitals to go on diversion, meaning they were unable to accept new patients, while emergency rooms were closed to patients in need of critical time-sensitive lifesaving treatment and forced to delay or cancel surgeries and other critical procedures,” said Greenhalgh.

    Ignorance is Bliss

    .

    .

    #151989
    Oroboros
    Participant

    Wray Warns of a Chinese “Cyber Pearl Harbor”

    Remember “Pearl Harbor” was a setup by Roosevelt for the War Whores who had already successfully conducted a coup against him

    #151990
    zerosum
    Participant

    Allegations. No evidence. Right or Wrong.
    Get your money. Get lawyered up.
    Write a law to make it legal.
    ‘dead on arrival’

    ————-
    US Propaganda Machine Panicking Tucker Carlson Will Continue Objective Reporting in Russia

    As Russiagaters melt down over the prospect Carlson will undermine US regime propaganda by practicing real journalism, geopolitical analyst and journalist.
    ———–

    #151991
    D Benton Smith
    Participant

    @aspnaz

    The IT guys really have got their shit together and are fishing for VC idiots using the “emergent ability” worm, the worm that no VC idiot can ignore – how do you explain that to the boss – but that no VC idiot can ever predict. Thay have to drink from this cup, they have no choice, the AI boys have them by the balls …. I love it.”

    Yeah, and what makes the irony triply delicious is that the only “emergent” hallucinations that emerge from AI could only ever be just increasingly clever and deceptive SIMULATIONS of “emergent qualities”, using large language model based AI to create the deceptive simulation. They ain’t NEVER going to get consciously sentient awareness to “Emerge” from their machinery because there ain’t any in it. No matter how convincing the fake “emergence” can be made to appear (to Venture Capital idiots) it is still just fake, all the way down to infinity and beyond.

    #151992
    Oroboros
    Participant

    In the very Last Days of the Roman Empire, with the Barbarians literally pounding on the city gates, the Roman Senate was actually argueing, for weeks, about whether Angels were male or Female

    That’s where we are now

    #151993
    phoenixvoice
    Participant

    Many states automatically register anyone with a driver’s license to vote (no citizenship verification
    Which states?
    In AZ, when applying for a drivers license or state ID or applying for food stamps, TANF, or Medicaid, applicants are given the opportunity to register to vote. Applicants also have to prove their citizenship during the application process. (In the past 6 months I helped all three of my teens obtain state IDs…I had to bring birth certificates and social security cards, and had to show something that had the current address.). No citizenship documents = no DL, no state aid, no voter registration*. (*Except for federal-only races.)

    AI
    Sometimes I wonder whether or not I am hamstringing myself by, thus far, avoiding use of AI. I decided to use it once, last summer, to find a specific type of business establishment locally that I was struggling to find. AI failed spectacularly. I retooled my standard search queries and eventually found what I was looking for without AI.

    To be honest, I have spent a lifetime honing my skills — it feels like an affront to ignore all of that and utilize AI. For the same reason that I persist in manually entering phone numbers of close family and friends and manually entering passwords — to keep the data easily at hand in my own mind, to keep my mind sharp and utilized — I hesitate to experiment with AI.

    However, I work in IT — will ignoring this piece of tech cause me future problems? Or…will it be a boon to me as the people around me become dependent upon AI, rather than bothering to develop the mental skills that my generation had to develop in order to function at a high level? Right now, I don’t know the answer. But relying on my wits and experience has served me very well, especially during the last decade, so I will continue.

    #151994
    D Benton Smith
    Participant

    @Oroboros

    Christopher Wray is pure scum, his mouth is usually full of maggots falling out on the floor when he speaks.”

    That metaphor is as Brilliant as it is disgusting. What perfect imagery. Well done, Oroboyo !

    #151995
    Oroboros
    Participant

    Let hope Tucker can turn the Truth loose

    .

    #151996
    D Benton Smith
    Participant

    The Constitutionally Founded United States of America, circa 2024

    Too big to fail.
    Too rotten to save.
    Too many to hang.

    #151997
    Oroboros
    Participant

    Maybe even turn the Hippos loose on the Deep State

    “The Hippopotamus is concerned the most dangerous animal in Africa, Hippos kill more humans annually than lions, crocodiles and snakes”

    .

    #151998
    Oroboros
    Participant

    That’s Loyd ‘Darth’ Austin as a young man

    #151999
    Oroboros
    Participant

    The Collective West and It’s Guiding Light and Overlord: Duh’merica

    Problem Solving

    Yeh, I suppose it’s a solution

    .

    #152000
    D Benton Smith
    Participant

    What do Russian people-on-the-street think about Tucker Carlson and his presence in Moscow? Have a listen here : https://youtu.be/EcpHS0qBuOk?si=9d6jflLda08DJC50

    NOTE that around minute 12:20 the YouTube based news-show host Clayton Morris “let slip” that Tucker had just spoken with him THIS MORNING, FROM MOSCOW. Say what? BIG old Tucker Carlson called LITTLE old Clayton Morris to chat about things?

    That’s right, folks. This Putin-Carlson interview is being ramped up in the public arena to unprecedented proportions, and with penultimate skill.

    I’ll say it again. Ihat interview is going to be a BUNKER BUSTER.

    #152001
    WES
    Participant

    Phoenixvoice:

    AI is just a program executed by a computer.
    How can AI be smarter than the programmers who programmed the AI?

    Do you think these programmers writing the AI’s code are as smart as you are?
    I would not!

    Certainly not for you in your own unique world.
    Certainly not for your unique world experiences.
    You are too unique for any bunch of programmers to write code for.
    These programmers certainly couldn’t ever hope to write codes fast enough to keep up with the speed which you acquire new knowledge.

    I see AI as useful for doing repetitive tasks but also a trap for the unthinking types.
    AI for dummies!

    #152002
    Oroboros
    Participant

    AI running in the Real World

    It seemed like a good idea

    .

    #152003
    D Benton Smith
    Participant

    @PhoenixVoice

    Quoting from your comment: ““However, I work in IT — will ignoring this piece of tech cause me future problems? Or…will it be a boon to me as the people around me become dependent upon AI, rather than bothering to develop the mental skills that my generation had to develop in order to function at a high level? Right now, I don’t know the answer. But relying on my wits and experience has served me very well, especially during the last decade, so I will continue.” [end quote]

    You strike upon a very important and pertinent point, that I think is worth extracting from your specific example and re-stating it as generalized truth.

    AI is a tool that, like any tool, can be used either to ENHANCE AND EXPAND an existing skill, or used instead as a replacement or complete substitute for more basic skills, in which case that precedent skill is never learned and mastered in the first place. That strategy (for example, using a pocket calculator as a SUBSTITUTE and REPLACEMENT for mastery of basic math such as arithmetic) can give an INITIAL advantage to the adopter because they can avoid years and even decades of preparatory work and thereby get an apparent head start on people who stick to the old fashion way. BUT, it will also leave them high, dry and down the creek without a paddle if and when pocket calculators disappear or go out of style.

    Since you are well aware of the dangers and shortcomings of so-called “AI” it’s probably fine for you to learn and use AI to your heart’s content. It would be like an Master Craftsman of hand tools using a table saw from time to time to rip stacks of rough lumber into clean straight boards . . . which can then be crafted into masterpieces with deftly applied hand tools.

    #152004
    zerosum
    Participant

    @ D Benton Smith
    You strike upon a very important and pertinent point, that I think is worth extracting from your specific example and re-stating it as generalized truth.

    Agree.
    If its not memorized/in your brain, its not known

    #152005
    Celticbiker
    Participant

    Alfred Blumrosen, Mayorkas, Chucky Shumer, amazing how all these Amish dudes make it big in government. Must be the work ethic at play here.

    #152006
    tboc
    Participant

    there is a video of Carlson saying he believes in majority rule. Mr. Stalin made the point “who counts the vote”. Who determines the majority?

    Carlson did not say “rule of law” or equal protection under the law he said majority rule.

    if i were Mr. Putin i would not help Carlson if his teeth were on fire.

    #152007
    D Benton Smith
    Participant

    @tboc

    Carlson did not say “rule of law” or equal protection under the law he said majority rule.

    if i were Mr. Putin i would not help Carlson if his teeth were on fire.’ ”

    There is only Rule of the Majority or Rule by a Minority. There isn’t, in actual reality, any “in-between” called “rule of law” or anything else. The so-called “Rule of Law” is, by definition, dependent upon what the law happens to be, and whether or not the laws in question are evenly enforced or not. That determination is made by somebody or a group of somebody’s. does that somebody represent a minority or the majority?

    In other words, does the Majority get to determine what the law is m(and how it’s enforced), or is that final adjudication determined and decided by a Minority?

    That question puts us right back at the starting point: Does the Majority rule on that matter, or does a minority get to make that decision for everybody else?

    Putin quite obviously WANTS to have Tucker in Moscow, just as he obviously WANTS to be interviewed. Otherwise, Putin would never have let the man into his country in the first place.

    #152008
    John Day
    Participant

    “Most Americans Are Not Informed… We’re Here Because We Love The US” – Tucker Carlson Explains Why He Is Interviewing Vladimir Putin
    https://www.zerohedge.com/geopolitical/most-americans-are-not-informed-were-here-because-we-love-us-tucker-carlson-explains

    #152009
    John Day
    Participant

    I keep a flip phone.
    I don’t program numbers into it.
    I don’t use it every day.
    🙂

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