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Washington Crossed a Fatal Red Line with the Crocus Attack (Paul Craig Roberts)
Statements By Alexander Bortnikov, Director of FSB (Doctorow)
FTX Founder Sam Bankman-Fried Sentenced To 25 Years In Prison (ZH)
Avenatti: Michael Cohen Was Having Affair With Stormy Daniels Since 2006 (GP)
Putin Friendship Could Help End Ukraine Conflict – Ex-German Chancellor (RT)
Ukraine Needs Air Defense To Boost Birth Rate – Zelensky (RT)
‘Russia for Russians’ Slogans Alarming – Putin (RT)
China Opposes US Practice of Creating Enemies Out of Thin Air (Sp.)
Who’s Running the EU? Big Global Corporations Which Aren’t Even European! (Jay)
UN Court Orders Israel To Let Food Into Gaza (RT)
UK Won’t Extradite Assange While Risk of Death Penalty Remains – Tory (Sp.)
The Crucifixion of Julian Assange (Chris Hedges)
Biden To Host Star-studded NYC Fundraiser With Obama And Clinton (BBC)
Maori King Calls For Recognizing Whales As People (RT)





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“Television talk is suddenly very violent with talk of flattening Kharkiv and Kiev and bringing a quick end to the conflict..”

Washington Crossed a Fatal Red Line with the Crocus Attack (Paul Craig Roberts)

Gilbert Doctorow Now Confirms with his own analysis my prediction that Putin’s toleration of provocations is spinning the Ukraine conflict out of control. Doctorow is a careful analyst never overstating a situation. In this interview he says that the FSB statement implicating the US and UK governments in the Crocus attack had to have been approved by Putin and that implicating the US and UK in the Crocus attack has brought us to the level of danger of the Cuban Missile Crisis. Doctorow reports that Russian television has undergone a massive change following the Crocus attack. Commentators are unwilling to accept any longer Putin’s nonresponse to attacks on Russians. Television talk is suddenly very violent with talk of flattening Kharkiv and Kiev and bringing a quick end to the conflict that has been permitted to endure for far too long. It seems that a fatal red line has been crossed.

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“..Russian state security on 8 March was too tight for the terrorist mission to succeed and the United States decided to pull the plug on that operation..”

Statements By Alexander Bortnikov, Director of FSB (Doctorow)

To the uninitiated, I explain first that the FSB is the successor organization to the Soviet Union’s well-known and much feared KGB. However, the FSB today might be better compared with the FBI in the United States. It deals with domestic criminality of all kinds and with threats to Russian civilians such as terrorism. The agency and its head are rarely in the news. In this respect, the FSB is less visible both at home and abroad than the Foreign Intelligence Service headed by Sergei Naryshkin, a state figure who spent five years of this millennium as chairman of the State Duma, Russia’s lower house of the legislature, and also three years as head of the Presidential Administration. In both positions Naryshkin was very often seen on television performing his duties.

By contrast, Bortnikov spent the past 15 years in his FSB offices out of sight. However, the spectacular attack on the Crocus City Hall concert venue has propelled him to center stage and yesterday he met with the Russian state television journalist Pavel Zarubin for an interview and then allowed himself to be questioned further by a gaggle of other journalists on his way out along a corridor. This spontaneous Q&A was later broadcast on the television news. What Bortnikov had to say was extraordinary and bears directly on whether you and I should now be looking for bomb shelters. Regrettably you will not find any of it in the lead stories of today’s mainstream media. The Financial Times, for example, features an account of Xi’s meeting with CEOs of American businesses to mend ties: interesting, but not very relevant if we are at the cusp of WWIII.

Bortnikov is by definition a member of Vladimir Putin’s inner circle of advisors. He, Putin and Naryshkin are all roughly the same age. At 72, Bortnikov is just several years older. I was struck in particular by his poise and prudent, carefully weighed choice of words while setting out where the investigation is heading with transparency and a ‘let the chips fall where they may’ unaffected demeanor. The journalists were all probing the question of who stood behind the terror attack. Bortnikov told them…and us: standing behind the terror act committed by Islamist extremists are the United States, Great Britain and Ukraine.

Bortnikov said that the preliminary findings indicate that the four perpetrators of the slaughter were headed by car to the border with Ukraine where they were awaited on the other side. He very calmly explained that the involvement of foreign powers is being clarified and that he will say nothing out of pure emotion now but will wait for the facts to be solidly collected before being presented. Nonetheless, it was entirely newsworthy that he named the United States, Great Britain and Ukraine as the likely puppet masters of the terror act. Let us remember that following the bombing of the Nord Stream pipelines, the most significant attack on critical civilian infrastructure globally in the last 50 years, Russian officials did not point the finger directly at any country. There was innuendo but no direct accusations such as we heard from Bortnikov yesterday.

Meanwhile, quite apart from Mr. Bortnikov’s chat with journalists, a lot of new elements to the terror attack at Crocus City Hall were posted yesterday on the Russian state television news and analysis program Sixty Minutes. In particular, we learned that in the last days of February and first couple of days of March two of the four attackers were in Istanbul. The departure and arrival of one at a Moscow airport was recorded on video. We were told which hotels they stayed in, and the selfies and other photos taken by one in Istanbul were put up on the screen. It is still not clear with whom they met in Turkey. However, the timing itself is very important, because the point was made that they returned to Moscow to carry out a terror attack on 8 March, International Women’s Day, a sacred date on the Russian calendar. Had they done so on that day, the effect would have been catastrophic for the presidential elections in Russia one week later.

However, per Sixty Minutes, it was determined that Russian state security on 8 March was too tight for the terrorist mission to succeed and the United States decided to pull the plug on that operation. Note that this is approximately the time when Victoria Nuland tendered her resignation at the State Department (5 March). The possible causal link here surely deserves attention by my peers in the U.S. ‘dissident’ community. In any case, the scenario which was explored later in the day on the Evening with Vladimir Solovyov talk show is that the Ukrainians decided to proceed with the terror attack a week after the Russian presidential elections, when it lost most of its rationale. They did so over the objections of Washington.

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SBF donated many millions to the Democrats. His victims would like that money back, please.

FTX Founder Sam Bankman-Fried Sentenced To 25 Years In Prison (ZH)

And there it is – Bankman-Fried sentenced to 25 years in prison – more than Elizabeth Holmes, less than Bernie Madoff, same as Bernie Ebbers. SBF will also have to forfeit more than $11 billion. Judge Kaplan did not hold back during his sentencing: “When not lying, he was evasive, hair splitting, trying to get the prosecutors to rephrase questions for him. I’ve been doing this job for close for 30 years. I’ve never seen a performance like that.”

Update (1105ET): Just before the federal judge was about to sentence Bankman-Fried in his fraud case, the former FTX founder said that he was “sorry.” “I know a lot of people feel really let down,” he said at his sentencing hearing Thursday morning in lower Manhattan. “I’m sorry about that. I’m sorry about what happened at every stage.” “All of the company followed me across the earth, across continents, burning the midnight oil working until 2 a.m., 4 a.m., dedicated to FTX,” he said in a plea for leniency. “I remember so many of them.” He said the staff “all built something really beautiful. They threw themselves into it and then I threw that all away. It haunts me every day. I made a series of bad decisions. They weren’t selfish decisions, they were bad decisions.” Bad decisions indeed Sam.

[..] in November 2023, as Michael Washburn reports via The Epoch Times, jurors decided to convict Mr. Bankman-Fried on all seven of counts of conspiracy and fraud with which government lawyers charged him. Mr. Bankman-Fried and his attorneys have repeatedly argued that he didn’t intentionally do anything wrong and that he deserves no more than 6 1/2 years in jail. In his trial testimony in October 2023, Mr. Bankman-Fried insisted he used sophisticated analytics to try to keep track of the state of FTX’s finances and suggested that subordinates acting without his knowledge or imprimatur made costly mistakes. But prosecutors, citing testimony from Alameda Research head Caroline Ellison, who was at times romantically involved with Mr. Bankman-Fried, vehemently disagreed with the more charitable view and are pressing for a sentence of half a century or longer.

The government’s tough stance has found support from the current CEO of FTX, John Ray III, the former chair of the recovery corporation in another high-profile insolvency: that of Enron, which imploded in December 2001. In a letter to Judge Kaplan, Mr. Ray denounced the “categorically, callously, and demonstrably false” claims that Mr. Bankman-Fried and his lawyers have put forth in the hope of getting a lighter sentence. [..]

[..]The verdict in November 2023 came exactly one year after a Nov. 2, 2022, report in the cryptocurrency publication Coindesk began to stoke wide concern about the state of FTX’s finances. The report cited a leaked balance sheet of FTX’s hedge fund trading affiliate, Alameda Research. According to Coindesk’s analysis, a bulk of Alameda’s $14.6 billion of assets was in the form of FTX’s own crypto token, FTT, rather than a fiat currency. This not only suggested that Alameda’s wealth was potentially less fungible than many had assumed but also pointed to extensive commingling of FTX customer deposits with the hedge fund affiliate. Whether or not Coindesk was correct to impute instability and weakness to FTX on the basis of its position in FTT, the reaction in the market was swift. On Nov. 6, 2022, Changpeng Zhao, then-CEO of Binance, one of the other leading cryptocurrency exchanges, sent out a sharply worded post on Twitter.

Mr. Zhao alluded to the fact that Binance had been distancing itself from FTX over the past year and had received the equivalent of about $2.1 billion in U.S. dollars in the form of both cash and the FTT token. “Due to recent revelations that have come to light, we have decided to liquidate any remaining FTT on our books. We will try to do so in a way that minimizes market impact,” Mr. Zhao wrote.Despite that assurance, Binance’s move, and forthright public announcement, immediately helped fuel a run on the bank during which customers pulled $6 billion from FTX in three days. The exchange would never recover; some $9 billion of customer funds are still lost through the commingling of funds and Bankman-Fried’s lavish spending.

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Avenatti and Michael Cohen. What a pair.

Avenatti: Michael Cohen Was Having Affair With Stormy Daniels Since 2006 (GP)

Tony Seruga is a very popular commentator on Twitter. In his profile, the conservative commentator with over 77K followers, Mr. Seruga, states that he’s an Intel Ops CIA/NSA Contractor/Whistleblower. This afternoon, Mr. Seruga dropped a bombshell, and if true, it could blow up the whole Stormy Daniels affair with Trump lie that the mainstream media and Democrats have been clinging to since 2015. Tony Seruga claims he used to share office space with the convicted felon and former attorney, Michael Avenatti, who represented porn star Stormy Daniels in her case alleging that then-presidential candidate Donald J. Trump paid her hush money to keep their alleged “affair” out of the public. [..] Here’s where Seruga’s story gets to be very interesting as it relates to Stormy Daniels and former Trump attorney Michael Cohen, “In any case, Avenatti shared details of his client Stormy Daniels, whose real name is Stephanie Clifford, case and the fact that her and Michael Cohen were actually having an affair since 2006.”

And then, Seruga drops a bombshell: “The whole hush money scheme was cooked up by Michael Cohen to extort the Trump Organization before the 2016 election. Avenatti seemed pleased at how deviant Michael Cohen was.” Seruga followed up his first tweet by explaining how the shady lawyer Michael Avenatti bragged about the scheme more than once and even bragged about it to former NBA star Dennis Rodman on the patio in Corona Del Mar, CA. In addition to being one of the all-time best defensive players in the NBA, Dennis Rodman is known for his relationship with Madonna and his unusual friendship with North Korean Dictator Kim Jong Un. So, it’s pretty easy to believe Rodman could be friends with the flamboyant CA lawyer Michael Avenatti.

“Understand, Michael Avenatti is a serial liar, but he did speak about his client (that he would later steal from) and Michael Cohen’s affair touching on their scheme to bilk the Trump Organization out of money. He spoke about it on more than one occasion. He was very passionate that Trump had not signed the NDA making it null and void. One time, in fact, he was bragging about it to Dennis Rodman at the Port Restaurant out on the patio, in Corona Del Mar, CA. I was only half listening as I had heard it all before, but Dennis Rodman seemed engaged in the conversation.” Another popular Twitter personality from California, who goes by “SL,” had this to say about the Dennis Rodman and Michael Avenatti conversation that allegedly occurred at the Port Restaurant in California.

“Interesting. I know Dennis Rodman visits Port Restaurant on occasion since I had a conversion [conversation] [with] him there around 2015/2016. Likely to be a true story.” On Monday, when asked by reporters, President Trump said that he would testify in the alleged hush money payment to Stormy Daniels’ trial in NYC that was brought against him by the rabidly anti-Trump,] but soft-on-actual criminals DA Alvin Bragg. “I would have no problem testifying,” Trump said. “I didn’t do anything wrong.” Trump also suggested that he’s planning to appeal the trial date set for April 15 and said he’s unsure if there will even be a trial following his appeals.

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Schroeder persists.

Putin Friendship Could Help End Ukraine Conflict – Ex-German Chancellor (RT)

Talking to Moscow is the only way to end the hostilities between Russia and Ukraine, former German Chancellor Gerhard Schroeder told the press agency dpa in an interview published on Thursday. His personal friendship with President Vladimir Putin could play a role in stopping the bloodshed, Schroeder said. The former chancellor and Russian leader are known to have close ties that stretch back to when Schroeder headed the German government in the late 1990s. In 2014, Putin attended Schroeder’s birthday party in St. Petersburg. Later, Schroeder joined the boards of directors of the Russian operator of the Nord Stream gas pipeline and energy giant Rosneft. He faced a backlash over his ties to Moscow after the conflict between Russia and Ukraine erupted in February 2022 – and resigned from the Rosneft board in May of that year. Asked about maintaining his friendship with Putin amid the Ukraine conflict, the former chancellor insisted the two matters were entirely distinct.

“I think it would be completely wrong to forget all the positive things that have happened between us in politics in the past,” he told the German news agency, adding that breaking relationships with friends was “not his style.” Contacts with the Russian leadership could still prove crucial in the future peace talks, Schroeder believes. “We have worked together sensibly for many years. Perhaps that can still help to find a negotiated solution,” he said, telling dpa that he saw “no other way” to end the conflict. “It is obvious that the war cannot end with the total defeat of one side or the other,” Schroeder said. The former chancellor has repeatedly called for a negotiated solution to the conflict and accused the US of forcing Kiev to reject a peace deal with Moscow. In October 2023, he also said that Western Europe had “failed” to seize the opportunity to push for peace in March 2022.

Schroeder himself traveled to Istanbul and Moscow on a “peace mission” in the spring of 2022 and also met Putin in July of the same year. His efforts yielded no results at that time. In Germany, Schroeder was ostracized by his own party, which deprived him of his parliamentary privileges, but failed in an effort to expel him over his ties to Russia. In 2023, he relinquished his honorary citizenship of Hannover before the city could strip him of it. Moscow has repeatedly said it is ready for peace talks as long as the situation on the ground is taken into account. Ukraine has insisted on Russian troops withdrawing from all the territories it claims as its own, including Crimea and the four former Ukrainian territories that joined Russian following a series of referendums in autumn 2022. Russia has dismissed such demands as “absurd.”

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No. It needs peace.

Ukraine Needs Air Defense To Boost Birth Rate – Zelensky (RT)

Kiev needs more air defense systems to help Ukrainians have more children, President Vladimir Zelensky said on Thursday. Ukraine currently has the lowest fertility rate in the world. The issue of demographics came up during Zelensky’s meeting with students in Sumy, a city near the border with Russia, when someone asked him if there were plans to financially support new parents. “We need not only financial incentives, because in my opinion, finances help, but they do not stimulate birth itself during war,” Zelensky said. “Help, yes. But as for births, it seems to me that it’s mainly a matter of security.” The government should put air-raid shelters in schools and kindergartens, he added, as well as getting “the latest technologies when it comes to air defense” from foreign partners, manufacture them domestically, and “inform the society about this.”

Zelensky further argued that there would be a “baby boom” after the conflict is over and millions of Ukrainians who left the country return from abroad “confident in a better tomorrow and the future of Ukraine.” Ukraine’s total fertility rate – the average number of babies per woman of child-bearing age – is currently 0.7, the lowest in the world. The country’s demographics have been further affected by a mass exodus to the West and significant casualties on the battlefield, to the point where the very survival of the nation is in question, a government-funded think tank told The Times earlier this year.

“Male life expectancy has decreased from 66-67 before the war to 57-58,” said Ella Libanova, head of the Institute for Demography and Social Studies at the National Academy of Sciences of Ukraine. Only four African countries – Chad, Nigeria, Lesotho and the Central African Republic – have lower life expectancies. Last June, the Ukrainian Institute for the Future (UIF) estimated that only 29 million people remained in the country – down from 52 million in 1991, when Ukraine declared independence. These estimates also included residents of the regions that joined Russia. The number of Ukrainian refugees abroad has been estimated by the government at over six million. While Kiev has been hopeful that most of them would come back eventually, the UIF estimated that the majority had no interest in returning.

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“And they treat both their small Motherland and our common big Motherland in a way that, I think, no one in other parts of the world treats their homeland..”

‘Russia for Russians’ Slogans Alarming – Putin (RT)

Nationalist ideas are concerning for a multicultural country like Russia, President Vladimir Putin said on Wednesday during a visit to Tver Region. He was referring to the slogan, “Russia for Russians,” which promotes the idea that the ethnic majority deserves more rights than other nationalities in the country. Russia is a multinational and a multi-confessional state, and the violation of rights of any citizens will only lead to a collapse of the country, the president warned, adding that all religions are treated with respect in teh country. He noted that 190 ethnic groups currently live in Russia, with some nationalities comprising millions of people. “When I listen to hurrah-patriots – and there are such people everywhere, in any society, including those who say that ‘Russia is only for Russians,’ you know, I get a feeling of anxiety,” Putin said.

He emphasized the importance of persevering with the multinational Russian state and warned that “destructive thoughts such as everyone else is a foreigner here” would ruin the country. Representatives of all religious denominations, all peoples of Russia, are “showing their best side on the battlefield today,” Putin said. “And they treat both their small Motherland and our common big Motherland in a way that, I think, no one in other parts of the world treats their homeland,” he concluded. Putin made the comments during a visit to Torzhok air force base in Tver Region, home of the 344th Training Center for Russian combat pilots, where personnel are being trained to take part in the Ukraine military operation.

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“The US practice of artificially creating enemies out of thin air for the sake of boosting its military budget..”

China Opposes US Practice of Creating Enemies Out of Thin Air (Sp.)

The US practice of artificially creating enemies out of thin air for the sake of boosting its military budget is strategically extremely dangerous, and China firmly opposes it, Chinese Defense Ministry spokesman Wu Qian said on Thursday. The United States had repeatedly used China as a pretext for increasing its military budget, inflating a non-existent “Chinese military threat,” Wu said at a briefing. “This practice of artificially creating enemies out of thin air is extremely dangerous from a strategic point of view, and China is firmly opposed to it,” the spokesman added. He also said that China did not wish to threaten anyone, but it was also not afraid of anyone’s threats, and no amount of force can stop the development of the Chinese army.

On Saturday, US President Joe Biden signed into law an appropriations package that includes the $825 billion defense spending bill for fiscal year 2024. The act doubles security cooperation funding for Taiwan. The United States would counter China by maximizing its production of critical munitions and by spending more than $66 billion for the US Indo-Pacific Command capabilities, including $42 million to bolster its military capabilities in the region, the House Appropriations Committee said in a summary of the package.

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“..the elitist payroll which you might be fooled into thinking was the EU itself. Oh you thought he was talking about the West in general and its population? Is it April 1st yet?”

Who’s Running the EU? Big Global Corporations Which Aren’t Even European! (Jay)

If you can get your head around the Moscow attacks or the British foreign minister’s recent video monologue where he explains how the UK is sanctioning a number of Chinese officials, have a thought about the European Union, a Rubik’s Cube which has all its faces painted one colour as its real identity is so opaque. With just weeks away from its own elections – yes, the most undemocratic organisation in the world even organises elections for its own fake parliament – the EU itself is about to redefine itself. Already there are signs that even EU leaders are growing tired of its foibles and delusional dreams about its identity on the international circuit as a geopolitical contender, but people, humble voters, will soon deliver a message to the elites which run the EU soon: reform or crumble. Just recently, EU nerds in Brussels noticed that when all of the EU’s leaders descend on the grey, depressing Belgian capital – a city many associate with industrial scale paedophilia, graft, chocolate and a pissing urchin – that they show anyone who’s paying attention who ultimately runs the EU: member states.

Or at least that’s the theory. In the last few days EU leaders attended a meeting at the European Council of Ministers building and voted to “condemn” illegal West Bank settlers in Israel. Most editors of UK newspapers didn’t even understand what was happening. It was reported as “EU slams Israel’s West bank settlers” or “EU mulls sanctions against violent settlers” in a number of exclusive, European high-brow journals but completely unreported in the UK or US. Perhaps the British press didn’t understand the significance of EU leaders – rather than the European Commission or the parliament – taking this initiative? EU leaders themselves, in theory, have the power. They hold the aces. And when they decide on a line or a certain policy, the European Commission has no choice but to go along with it – affirming the old hacks’ dinner party circuit rambling that “the EU Council of Ministers is the most powerful institution in Brussels”. Perhaps it is. Or was. But what were EU leaders really trying to say with the stunt?

Simply that they object to Ursula von der Leyen’s repulsive, uncompromising support for the genocide in Gaza and send a signal that Jewish settlers’ violence when they steal Palestinians’ land is unacceptable. Just keep on stealing and looting as much as you can, but please do it peacefully, seems to be the message. This in itself is a clear message who really runs the so-called EU “foreign policy” rather than the Spanish gimp in Brussels otherwise known as Josep Borrell. EU member states own this domain and every now and again need to remind the elite in Brussels that they, member states, humour the EU hierarchy with this fantasy of being a geopolitical dick swinger with its own hegemony. But even being the guardian of such a dossier, where does it get the EU or its “members” when both are so impotent, hesitant and ultimately cowardly on the international stage? Ultimately, all the EU can do is make statements. That’s it. It has proven over and over again that it is powerless against anything that Israel does, regardless of that old chestnut often known as “international law”.

And the call from EU leaders for violence in the West Bank to stop is also an indicator to who are the super elites around the world who really control David Cameron or pay for Boris Johnson to fly out to Kiev recently and bang on the “let’s never give peace a chance” drum: Jewish money and power. And that Jewish money – American Jewish money – which controls the UN banking system, the federal exchange, World Bank, IMF, Hollywood, both houses in U.S. politics and most of big business in America is worried about anti-Semitism growing in the West. And so they inform their servants to go to the garden and find the lost jewels of the lady in the house while the rest of the world burns. Priorities. EU leaders didn’t meet in Brussels to thrash out a peace plan as they don’t have the instructions to do so. Hatred towards Jews in the West is the most important issue as it could be the thin end of the wedge which removes power from the elites who own Sunak, Scholz, Macron et al not to mention the European Union project which serves their global interests most admirably.

And you can always tell when these powerful hidden elites are fretting over their power base being slightly shaken. Their surfs start whining. Just listen to Josep Borrell recently talk about the Ukraine war and Russia. “We cannot afford for Russia to win this war. Otherwise the U.S. and European interests will be very damaged” he gushed. “It is not a matter of generosity alone … of supporting Ukraine because we love Ukrainian people. It is in our own interest”. Of course, when he spoke of “our own interest” he literally meant his own interest and a few of his cronies on the elitist payroll which you might be fooled into thinking was the EU itself. Oh you thought he was talking about the West in general and its population? Is it April 1st yet?

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UN Court Orders Israel To Let Food Into Gaza (RT)

The International Court of Justice (ICJ) has ordered Israel to allow uninterrupted shipments of food into Gaza. Before issuing the legally-binding order, the Hague-based court warned that “famine is setting in” in the besieged enclave. Issued on Thursday, the order commands Israel to take “all necessary and effective measures to ensure, without delay, in full cooperation with the United Nations, the unhindered provision…of urgently needed basic services and humanitarian assistance,” including food, water, and medicine. The ruling comes two months after the court ruled that “the state of Israel shall take all measures to prevent the commission of genocide in Gaza,” including by blocking humanitarian aid shipments.

“The court observes that Palestinians in Gaza are no longer facing only a risk of famine … but that famine is setting in,” the judges wrote in Thursday’s ruling. Israel can help alleviate this looming famine “by increasing the capacity and number of land crossing points and maintaining them open for as long as necessary,” they noted. The Israeli military controls all entry and exit points to Gaza except the Rafah crossing between the enclave and Egypt. However, Cairo allows Israel to determine when the crossing can be opened, and Israeli troops inspect every truck that passes. Every other crossing has been shut since Israel imposed a siege on Gaza immediately after Hamas militants attacked the Jewish state on October 7, and aid groups say that the trickle of supplies passing the Rafah crossing is insufficient to feed Gaza’s starving population.

A UN-backed report warned last week that more than 70% of Gaza’s 2.3 million residents are facing “catastrophic hunger,” and that famine conditions now exist in the northern part of the enclave. At least 27 children have already starved to death, the ICJ judges noted on Thursday. Thursday’s order was requested by South Africa, which filed a legal action last year accusing Israel of committing “systematic” war crimes and genocide in Gaza. Israel denies that it is committing genocide and insists that its military campaign against Hamas – which has killed more than 32,000 Palestinians, mostly women and children – is legitimate self defense.

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“..their judgment is about the law as it stands not as some might like it to be..”

UK Won’t Extradite Assange While Risk of Death Penalty Remains – Tory (Sp.)

The government of the United Kingdom will not want to extradite WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange to the United States as long as he could still face the death penalty there, Lord Richard Balfe, a Conservative member of the UK Parliament’s House of Lords, told Sputnik. On Tuesday, the High Court of Justice in London ruled that Assange has a real prospect of success on three of the nine grounds of appeal. The court asked the US government to provide assurances that the WikiLeaks founder would be able to claim the First Amendment of the US Constitution, which guarantees freedoms related to religion, expression, assembly, and the right to petition. The court also asked to ensure that Assange would not be prejudiced at his trial due to his nationality, and that he would not face the death penalty. The next hearing is scheduled for May 20 if the parties submit the necessary documents.

“I am sure that the lawyers of Julian Assange will pursue appeals for as long as they can. It is my belief that the UK Government will be unwilling to extradite without a clear undertaking that the death penalty will not be imposed,” Balfe said. When asked about the High Court’s decision, Balfe stated that the UK-US extradition treaty signed by the Blair government has a reputation of being flawed and placing uneven responsibilities on the UK as opposed to the US. “The job of the High Court is to interpret the existing law, not to invent new laws. As such their judgment is about the law as it stands not as some might like it to be,” Balfe said.

The lawmaker stated that he in no way supports the past actions of Assange, stressing the importance of passage of confidential information between governments for conducting international diplomacy and that “sometimes difficult decisions need to be taken and examples need to be made.” Assange, an Australian citizen, was transferred to London’s high-security Belmarsh prison in April 2019 on bail breach charges. In the US, he faces prosecution under the Espionage Act for obtaining and disclosing classified information that shed light on war crimes and human rights violations committed by US troops in Iraq and Afghanistan. If convicted, the WikiLeaks founder could face up to 175 years in prison. One of the last means of preventing his transfer to the US may be an appeal to the European Court of Human Rights. Assange lost his previous appeal at the UK High Court last June.

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“..the British court could order Julian’s immediate extradition prior to a Rule 39 instruction, or decide to ignore a request from the ECtHR to allow Julian to have his case heard there.”

The Crucifixion of Julian Assange (Chris Hedges)

Prosecutors representing the United States, whether by design or incompetence, refused — in the two-day hearing I attended in London in February — to provide guarantees that Julian Assange would be afforded First Amendment rights and would be spared the death penalty if extradited to the U.S. The inability to give these assurances all but guaranteed that the High Court — as it did on Tuesday — would allow Julian’s lawyers to appeal. Was this done to stall for time so that Julian would not be extradited until after the U.S. presidential election? Was it a delaying tactic to work out a plea deal? Julian’s lawyers and U.S. prosecutors are discussing this possibility. Was it careless legal work? Or was it to keep Julian locked in a high security prison until he collapses mentally and physically? If Julian is extradited, he will stand trial for allegedly violating 17 counts of the 1917 Espionage Act, with a potential sentence of 170 years, along with another charge for “conspiracy to commit computer intrusion” carrying an additional five years.

The court will permit Julian to appeal minor technical points — his basic free speech rights must be honored, he cannot be discriminated against on the basis of his nationality and he cannot be under threat of the death penalty. No new hearing will allow his lawyers to focus on the war crimes and corruption that WikiLeaks exposed. No new hearing will permit Julian to mount a public-interest defense. No new hearing will discuss the political persecution of a publisher who has not committed a crime. The court, by asking the U.S. for assurances that Julian would be granted First Amendment rights in the U.S. courts and not be subject to the death penalty, offered the U.S. an easy out — give the guarantees and the appeal is rejected.

It is hard to see how the U.S. can refuse the two-judge panel, composed of Dame Victoria Sharp and Justice Jeremy Johnson, which issued on Tuesday a 66-page judgment accompanied by a three-page court order and a four-page media briefing. The hearing in February was Julian’s last chance to request an appeal of the extradition decision made in 2022 by the then British home secretary, Priti Patel, and many of the rulings of District Judge Vanessa Baraitser in 2021. If Julian is denied an appeal, he can request an emergency stay of execution from the European Court of Human Rights (ECtHR) under Rule 39, which is given in “exceptional circumstances” and “only where there is an imminent risk of irreparable harm.” But it is possible the British court could order Julian’s immediate extradition prior to a Rule 39 instruction, or decide to ignore a request from the ECtHR to allow Julian to have his case heard there.

[..] Julian did not, unlike Daniel Ellsberg, leak the documents. He published documents leaked by U.S. Army whistleblower Chelsea Manning. Three of the nine legal grounds were accepted by the judges as potential points for appeal. The other six were denied. The two-judge panel also rejected the request by Julian’s lawyers to present new evidence. Julian’s legal team asked the court to introduce into the case the Yahoo! News report that revealed, after the release of the documents known as Vault 7, that the then-director of the CIA Mike Pompeo, considered assassinating Julian. Julian’s lawyers also hoped to introduce a statement from Joshua Dratel, a U.S. attorney, who said that Pompeo’s use of the terms “non-state hostile intelligence service” and “enemy combatant” were phrases designed to give legal cover for an assassination.

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“Hundreds of deranged Hollywood liberals will be in attendance, and they will open their wallets to fund the destruction of country!”

“Mr Trump is also in the New York area on Thursday, attending the wake of a police officer, Jonathan Diller, who was shot and killed in the line of duty..”

While there, Trump offered to pay off the mortgage for his widow.

Biden To Host Star-studded NYC Fundraiser With Obama And Clinton (BBC)

US President Joe Biden is set to host a record-breaking fundraiser in New York City, alongside his predecessors Barack Obama and Bill Clinton. The event is projected to raise over $25m (£20m) for the Democrat’s re-election campaign – the most ever for a single political event, says his team. The event looks set to extend a growing cash gap between Mr Biden and his Republican challenger Donald Trump. The Biden campaign recently declared it had $155m cash to hand. Mr Trump is also in the New York area on Thursday, attending the wake of a police officer, Jonathan Diller, who was shot and killed in the line of duty. Despite the Republican’s lower cash pile and legal troubles, a number of national polls indicate he could still beat Mr Biden in their November rematch. Over 5,000 people are expected to attend the star-studded Democratic fundraiser on Thursday night at Radio City Music Hall, with many more watching online.

Late-night talk show host Stephen Colbert will moderate a conversation with the three presidents. The event will be hosted by actress Mindy Kaling and feature musical performances from Lizzo, Queen Latifah and Lea Michele. First Lady Jill Biden will host an after-party for 500 guests. The president’s son, Hunter Biden, and his family are also attending. The tickets are priced between $225 and half-a-million dollars. For $100,000, guests can get a picture with all three presidents, with star photographer Annie Leibovitz taking the snaps. President Biden was joined on the Air Force One flight to New York by Mr Obama, whom he served as vice-president from 2009-2017. Mr Obama, wearing a casual dress shirt, briefly came back for an off-the-record chat with reporters on the presidential jet. New York ground to a halt for their arrival as the two men’s huge motorcade cut across Manhattan in the pouring rain. Hundreds of onlookers jostled to take pictures.

Mr Biden’s previous best single-day fundraising effort was the $10m he raised in 24 hours after his State of the Union address this month. His fundraising has also been boosted by the advantage of incumbency. “Biden raising a lot of money is probably a function of him not having any real primary challengers,” Joseph Campbell, a communications professor at American University, told the BBC. “There’s no competition for Democratic donor money.” The $155m million in cash his campaign has is the most of any Democratic candidate in history at this point in an election cycle, according to his campaign. Mr Trump and his political action committees reported having $74m.

The Republican candidate raised $20m in the whole of February, less than what President Biden expects to receive just from Thursday’s event.In addition to Mr Trump’s fundraising challenges, his campaign and committees have spent millions of dollars in legal fees fighting four criminal cases against him. Mr Trump, 77, blasted the Democratic fundraising event in a fundraising email of his own, sent out by his campaign on Thursday morning. “Hundreds of deranged Hollywood liberals will be in attendance, and they will open their wallets to fund the destruction of country!” the message said.

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“The sound of our ancestor’s song has grown weaker..”

Maori King Calls For Recognizing Whales As People (RT)

The king of New Zealand’s indigenous Maori people has signed a ‘Declaration for the Ocean’ that calls for whales to be granted legal personhood as part of a plan to protect them, AFP reported on Thursday. The declaration reportedly recognizes the mammals as legal persons with the inherent right to freedom of movement, natural behavior, and expression of their unique cultures. The declaration has been made with the intent of helping whales recover their depleted population. “The sound of our ancestor’s song has grown weaker, and her habitat is under threat, which is why we must act now,” King Tuheitia Potatau te Wherowhero VII was quoted as saying. He was echoed by high chief Travel Tou Ariki, who said: “We can no longer turn a blind eye. Whales play a vital role in the health of our entire ocean ecosystem … We must act with urgency to protect these magnificent creatures before it’s too late.”

Whales have traditionally had cultural significance for the Maori as supernatural beings and as harbingers of spiritual growth. Some tribes see the mammals as the descendants of Tangaroa, the god of the ocean. Whales are some of the largest mammals on earth, with blue whales reaching up to 30.5 meters (100 feet) in length and weighing up to 200 tons. Many of the species are endangered. The move to grant whales personhood would not be without precedent. In 2017, New Zealand passed a groundbreaking law granting personhood status to the Whanganui River and Mount Taranaki volcano, both of which are important to the Maori people. The Maori are the second-largest ethnic group in New Zealand and currently make up about 17% of the country’s total population, or about 900,000 people.

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    Rembrandt van Rijn Christ and St Mary Magdalene at the Tomb 1638   • Washington Crossed a Fatal Red Line with the Crocus Attack (Paul Craig Rober
    [See the full post at: Debt Rattle March 29 2024]


    Have you heard anything about WPATH? This is mind numbing but par for the course considering what the last five years have produced.

    “This Is One of the Biggest Medical Malpractice Scandals in History”
    Dr. Jordan B. Peterson sits down with bestselling author and journalist Michael Shellenberger to discuss the shocking revelations now being published in the WPATH Files.

    Michael Shellenberger is a climate activist, journalist, and bestselling author. He has covered climate for over 30 years, as well as AI, emergent technologies, the Twitter Files, and most recently, the WPATH files


    Some interesting talk here, remove the space between . and com

    Lara Logan On The Francis Scott Key Bridge: “It Is A Financial And Economic Attack”

    https://rumble. com/v4lq4j2-lara-logan-on-the-francis-scott-key-bridge-it-is-a-financial-and-economic-a.html

    Dr. D

    “Russia Announces ‘Substantiated Evidence’ Of Ukraine Link To Crocus Hall Terrorists
    White House dismisses “nonsense” – saying it’s clear the Islamic State was “solely responsible”…

    I didn’t know the White House was heading the investigation, questioned all the witnesses, and has all the answers already. …There is one other explanation: We know exactly who did it because it’s us. That’s the only way we could know, or dare say anything right now. You pick.

    Putin Threatens To Attack Western Air Bases Hosting Ukrainian F-16s
    “If they are used from airfields of third countries, they become a legitimate target for us, wherever they are located.”

    Well I would think so! You can’t just take off from Andrews AFB, refuel, bomb Moscow, and claim you’re not involved! That’s essentially what they’ve been doing already, handing all NATO arms like Vampires, to shell Belgorod city center. That’s a different city of 40,000. I mean, it IS a war, I don’t cry big Shirley Temple tears, but you don’t just shell indiscriminately – for one thing, you’ll lose! Just like you don’t defend every inch without any tactical sense – which they just did again!. (Nazis. Thanks, I guess?) Anyway, the point is, when you, Czech, are shelling Belgorod, you can’t claim to have nothing to do with it. When Dutch pilots are handing free F16s, you can’t claim to be uninvolved.

    Okay, more productively, what does that mean? A: It means they will not stop until they get a bloody nose that knocks them down. Not out, necessarily, and not at first, but something PR can’t overcome. Since the Euro people are already pissed, this may be easier now, — all PCRs nattering aside — but does it mean bombing Amsterdam instead? Or just leveling Czech’s President’s House and Macron’s Beach home? Gosh I hope so.

    “If Americans Just Ate Healthy & Exercised, Then Politicians Wouldn’t Be Clamoring About $1,000 Weight Loss Drugs “Bankrupting” Medicare

    Great idea! Any suggestions on how to do that when the food is poisoned in the field — by law — and every stage after that?

    “The Bateleur”: “The Magician” in English, that’s Mountebank, Tumbler, Juggler implied in French. Somewhat different, but not entirely different. Like a 3-card monty street show?

    “Container Ships”

    I didn’t want to comment more since I’m not versed in this but people keep popping up without asking and thinking. First, from an expert, like other objects, surfing, airplanes, if you drop forward motion, you lose control. Just imagine the ship entirely at rest: L-R Rudder: no effect. Second, if you have power, then suddenly halt, the ship “cavitates” (they have a word for this) out of control. It’s like going into ice. If you can hold power steady on ice, it holds. Not accelerating or breaking, but even just yanking your foot off the accelerator will destabilize more than you’d think. “Water’ has no breaking, it’s slow ice. MODERN ships do everything by power, so you have to drill down and say WHICH ship? An old ship? Or the most modern, computer, drive-by-wire ship? They were visibly dragging anchor. Call had already gone out to controls they had power over. And although “Power lines” yes aren’t in the uppers, OBVIOUSLY the wires running the endless strobe lights on top were wired. And they may be high-voltage for arcane engineering reasons – it’s not like this is residential code here. The uppers are not dark.

    So guaranteed, IF the power goes out, the back end tries to come around, esp when apparently they’re being race-car drivers out there. They may have rudder, but without the prop weird things are happening and apparently this is a single-prop? They come up again, engines are flipped to 120% with smoke to desperately get control…and then are out again? This isn’t a normal “We broke” situation then. This is a “We’re both up AND down???” Only computers can F something up that bad.

    Then you have this ship, coming around, hitting a needle in a haystack, at high speed, on a one-mile bridge, that takes out essentially Washington DC area, for a year? Animal, Vegetable, and Mineral? Air, Ground, and Water all in one bridge pylon? Yes, such a thing CAN happen, but c’mon. Largest coincidence in years.

    Anyway, what’s the rush? Why not wait for evidence? I’ve heard both Ukrainian pilot and the pilot BEFORE this one was Ukrainian. And WHYYYYYY would Ukraine possibly attack us? Either as a Ukie or as a Russian agent? Aaaaaaaaand how would he ever “get away with it” since he was on the bridge steering? OBVIOUSLY everyone would point at him, with no deniability AND Ukraine would get no more weapons and piss off all America. Don’t just say “Ukrainian”. If he were London, Syrian, Egyptian, Chinese, we’d all point too, but he has to literally be from SOMEWHERE. Wait and find out. This is like they said “Diversity hire” as if every PoC etc are 100% incompetent, which is completely not true, AND having no idea if they were or weren’t. Stop reacting, start asking and piling up stacks of dossiers and facts. What do you get out of reacting faster and more emotionally? Is something gained? More cookies?

    So I’m sure they have “digital backup systems”, everyone does. Every IT center, every database, etc. And they are all built like s—t, they completely don’t work ever, and no one cares because “In THEORY” we have that. Eyewash. Security Theatre. That is: LIES. Sure we fixed that problem! I fixed it with more lies!

    “Gilbert Doctorow Now Confirms with his own analysis my prediction that Putin’s toleration of provocations is spinning the Ukraine conflict out of control.”

    See???? It’s all Putin’s fault!!!! If he hadn’t reacted to us starting that war with him, well boy howdy!

    Putin has been desperate not to overreact and overextend and it’s been working wonderfully. They already won the war. However, every approach has its effects and this is one of the downsides. What’s really happening is, PUTIN NOW CAN DO WHATEVER HE WANTS. Internally where he had to build war support, and now internationally, at least with governments and Intel Agencies in each country. They are all going to agree “It went too far”, that this was “Unprofessional”.

    And wot a coincidence! Right when they’ve broken the line and amassed forces to finish taking Odessa and landlocking not Ukraine but all Europe. Well darn it. So when Putin sends 200,000 into Kherson nobody’s going to say or do nothin.

    “..Russian state security on 8 March was too tight for the terrorist mission to succeed and the United States decided to pull the plug on that operation..”

    Key here is: That’s when the “West” warned Russia – vaguely, and as “Was professional”. Wait: you know but also don’t know? Anything specific? What bulls—t is this? And “Russia didn’t heed the warning” so it’s “Putin’s fault”. NO. THEY DID. They mega-secured “concerts” as advised for 48h on the 8th exactly as directed…and we now “know” “they” called it off because security was too high. Meaning they BOTH followed it, AND it worked great. …And then Nuland is fired. But what do you do, stay on high alert for the next 100 years? Gee, wouldn’t the CIA love that? So the problem is Derp wanted Nuland compartmentalized but “The CIA” leaked, found out anyway, and told Russia? Then WHO, specifically, was mad and bounced her? This secret cartel, not The CIA in aggregate. That is, remember: everyone is reading each other’s mail in there, in secret clearance levels. We are an occupied government in an occupied nation, with traitors everywhere. The White Hats and Black Hats alike, work offices next to each other, with the same clearance and database. And do you WANT them to all divide and start shooting? Inside the Pentagon and Langly? Pass. Well the White Hats outfoxed and still got a wiretap on Nuland. They told Russia. It is both embarrassing AND they don’t know who Nuland’s leak is – clearly her, as she went on TV about “Surprises” – so they replaced her with somebody secret we don’t know about yet. That person may or may not have a leak, but Nuland DEFINITELY does. And their plan was such garbage it actually hurt THEMSELVES.

    Unlike us, these are all strictly practical considerations of Game Theory. They are psychos: they don’t have human emotions like we do.

    DNC foundations FTX and P Diddy methodically taken off the board before the election. Along with money for “Ukraine” boomeranging into DNC election (rigging) coffers.

    Cohen-Daniels. Not surprising, and I’ve considered it back when it first came up. But who cares? Consider it’s true: see the kind of s—t billionaires have to put up with? And see the kind of s–t when I can say “who cares?” that is: nobody cares about the Truth anyway?

    “• Ukraine Needs Air Defense To Boost Birth Rate – Zelensky (RT)

    “Time exists”, Vlad. You might not have noticed being a coke-snorting gay dude, but babies are a lot of work and take 20 years of unbroken, no-vacation investment. You don’t type them on a spreadsheet. You needn’t bother: you won’t be around in 20 years and neither will “Ukraine”.

    “• ‘Russia for Russians’ Slogans Alarming – Putin (RT)

    Remember, top MI6 agent Navalny’s core and origin was exactly this. He was all about ethnic hate and being the KKK against Muslim in Russia’s “Long, Soft, Underbelly”. It drives the Brits nuts that they can’t “Divide and Conquer” that always works everywhere. I mean, Plan B would be “Working for a living” and we sure ain’t doing that!

    “• China Opposes US Practice of Creating Enemies Out of Thin Air (Sp.)

    What a radical position. We should go to war with them.

    “• Who’s Running the EU? Big Global Corporations Which Aren’t Even European! (Jay)

    Yes, but they aren’t American either. You could take “Economic Hit Man” view that they are like clouds circling the earth. — Which is why governments refused to charter them, and if chartered were agents of government proper, like the East India Company. Unfortunately unlike our forefathers, we are all drooling morons who can’t understand that. No you don’t just give a corporate license to anyone. And no, when they commit crimes, you don’t just let them keep it. (Looking at you, every Wall Street Bank in ‘08, Wells Fargo especially, with a million fake savings accounts charging illegal fees and fines)

    The only real crime is NOT committing crimes, right?

    “• UN Court Orders Israel To Let Food Into Gaza (RT)

    Binding, or else what? They’ll write them a stern letter? The UN doesn’t have an army and neither does Europe. They use OUR army. …If you let China occupy and declare war on genocider Israel I’m all ears, but clearly China adores all genocides worldwide and wouldn’t spend a nickel. They could stop Israel with their pinky finger.

    • UK Won’t Extradite Assange While Risk of Death Penalty Remains – Tory (Sp.)

    No. Since they can’t extradite, they will keep him in solitary in Belmarsh instead. Forever. Hey, um, Britain? If you CAN’T extradite, then isn’t Julian free to go? You were only holding him to transfer him.

    No this is the Anglos: he’s both under arrest, and totally free. Whichever amuses me when I look up from the coke I’m snorting off this hooker.

    ““Hundreds of deranged Hollywood liberals will be in attendance, and they will open their wallets to fund the destruction of country!”

    Jon Stewart tried to be a normal human. He retired, but had NORMAL 1960-1990s liberal positions. Coming back, they are so deranged that even ONE WORD, a SINGLE joke about Covid and the Chocolate Factory DEVASTATED them. They’ve been in an insulated fart bubble so long they forget how fragile and weird and lying Un-Reality they are. Since then, Stewart has been on tour giving tongue-baths to mass-murderers like Hillary Clinton as penance.

    Well, since he was told to get-on-the-plantation-or-die, he was running what is clearly idiotic news on Trump and how guilty he is for owning real estate. In his normal, clever way, which because they are all Neanderthal-browed mongoloids, they need to pay people like Jon with talent for to make it plausible in the slightest. What’s True is whatever is cool and funny! Problem: Jon actually was careless – because there’s no material to work with here, it’s clearly wholly over the line – and said that paying assessed taxes while pretending/selling your house at FAR higher rates is literally fraud, literally a crime, with literal victims. —Which every bank in the “trial” denied.

    Come to find out! Lo! Like EVERY PROPERTY IN THE WHOLE UNITED STATES, Jon’s mansion is assessed and taxed at $800k while he advertised and sold it at $14M. Wow. Okay, well taxed and assessed are never the same since before George chopped down that cherry tree, but that’s a HUUUUUUUUGE difference. Like he’s not paying 8x his tax. The cheat. So all of US are the victims! At least anyone in NY.

    But that’s not all. Not only is he guilty of (of course! That’s what we’ve been saying!) of the same difference in values. Not only was Leticia James ALSO guilty of the same fraud in values. Not only is every NYer guilty of the same fraud in values. Not only is every AMERICAN guilty of the same fraud in values. …But there is a specific victim here:

    Jon sold his house at $14M while that buyer then took a $4M LOSS on it when he sold. Jon, Jon, Jon, you KNEW your house was only worth $800k and you SOLD IT ANYWAY? That’s fraud! And this poor guy! Who voluntarily entered into contract as a free man, took a loss? THAT’S FRAUD, a felony, and the fine is $500 Billion dollars.

    Not to be crazy – and I’m totally not kidding here – If I were that buyer I would IMMEDIATELY sue Jon Stewart for my $4M dollars. Why? JON ADMITTED ON TV HE DID what to him was A CRIME. A Felony. For which one must pay reparations, according to James. That’s an open and shut case, even just as a payoff or “Hush Money”, a settlement to make his embarrassment go away.

    Btw, Tim Pool, with millions of viewers, is on this daily now that Jon is determined to open this spat. And it’s open and shut: (Brings us back to the Limousine Liberal quote above)

    EVERY RICH LIBERAL ISN’T PAYING TAXES. Like assess Joe Middle Class is $200k when the house goes up and down and is now $250/$300? 10% Sure. But like 10x? 1,000% ???? No way! Every DNC member, every MSNBC member, Pelosi, Schumer, AOC, every member of SNL, every person in Greenpeace, Sierra Fund, all Felons! All tax cheats! Worse than Trump! YOU said this was a crime, WE are the ones who said it wasn’t. So now go down there and either arrest AOC NOW, or re-assess them 10x higher! If not, confiscate all property in NY can make this thing right!!

    So that’s what dismal dickweed O’Leary was talking about. And like businessmen and Conservatives (But I repeat myself, and he’s not a Conservative, he’d be flaming liberal in 1985) isn’t saying – because they have self-control and can shut up – is HE HAS TO FIRE-SELL EVERYTHING IN NY NOW!! He’s going on TV saying it’s wrong, but he can’t than say “I’m dumping it on any sucker who shows up” because, like Jon: Fraud. And he’d not get a high price. But it’s EITHER: 1) Taxed assessed needs to stop being 10x generous welfare to every rich Millionaire queen while WE working guys pay our rate or 2) There are NO PROPERTY RIGHTS in the State of NY, because they can assess at anything, and levy fines as anything or, 3) This will take years to figure out, sort out, whereupon all risk in the borders of NY is near-infinite.

    …Now this is just the details, drilling down to actual sales and residency of what I’ve been saying already. NY (or NYC) has CEASED TO EXIST, it can either reverse this and give up all such Liberalism, Statism, and Socialism, OR, It can die. That’s it: two choices. Pick wisely.

    “Late-night talk show host Stephen Colbert will moderate a conversation with the three presidents. The event will be hosted by actress Mindy Kaling and feature musical performances from Lizzo, Queen Latifah and Lea Michele. First Lady Jill Biden will host an after-party for 500 guests.

    Sounds about right. They are all to the Left of Mao. “Eat the Rich” AOC says in a $20,000 dress.

    “The president’s son, Hunter Biden, and his family are also attending.”

    So you know there will be coke there. But it was “DNC”, “Rich” and “NY” so you knew that already. We wouldn’t say that about Tulsa although it’s probably true.

    • Maori King Calls For Recognizing Whales As People (RT)

    King? We do Kingships now and they’re good? Not that it’s a bad idea, but it has law-ending, life-ending consequences. Maybe you want to think this through and test and implement carefully? The main reason to me is “Who Speaks for the Proletariat?” That is, like a regent King, the WHALES DON’T VOTE. They don’t run anything. YOU do, Mr. I-Know-What’s-Best-For-Everyone. YOU have assigned yourself this Power. And the purpose of POWER is more POWER. To wield that POWER, and crush the skulls of my enemies beneath my heel! Bwahahahaha!

    No: I trust the whales – sorta, they’d probably harpoon all of us – but I don’t trust YOU. Don’t you see how the state “Knows and is reagent for all the aboriginal tribes”? The same Tribes that worldwide sold their native lands off for beans? Or at least you could always find ONE tribal dickweed who would. Same thing. No and No.

    “This Dog never pays for the Subway”

    That’s Speciesism. If Whales are legal citizens, they will all be taxed and charged fares.


    The environment is so terrible and humans are so hateful that swans have made a complete comeback and are everywhere, like Canada Geese before them. And deer. And turkeys. And wolves. HOW DARE WE???? Shouldn’t we kill all humans who fixed this???

    “The four suspected perpetrators had previously been identified as radical Islamists,”

    They were “Identifying” as Islamists, long enough the check cleared. Then they became Chav Capitalists again to go spend their money on hookers in Lviv.

    “Climate Change, DEI, reducing the global food supply, WEF, covid/vaccines, etc are all part of the program to enslave us with digital currencies.
    Once we are under digital currency, there is nothing we can do to stop them from doing to us, whatever amuses them at the moment.” WES

    Yes, and that’s why, difficult as it is, the People need to SEE this. And how is the only way to make the people SEE? By allowing the monsters to run around like this, but like having the Nuclear Football, with the ultimate keys taken away, under CONTROL. You see this with Trump, constantly right up to the cliff edge, then suddenly saved again. A MIRACLE! Now – I – don’t need this special treatment because I see already since 2001 or before. But we still have more new people waking up and seeing and choosing daily even now. Like Maher: “what’s the fastest growing GOP demographic? People of Color.” Who’s turned away from the whole DNC and all their “Daddy Helps” Socialist talking points? GenZ. If we had just removed Gates, etc, they would just fester again, because we’ve been doing that since McCarthy, since Ayn Rand, and for centuries. These guys need to be outed. TO US. Then we can drag them through the streets personally and decide how we want to deal with them. But that can’t happen unless WE see. Until it’s real. Ugh. This is so stupid, boring, and slow.

    Dr D Rich

    Aft steering
    Aft steerage


    Ritter…..Marines…….men’s Department of the Navy


    Rivers and harbors have currents. A dead ship is carried both by its momentum and the current(s) that may not be in alignment with the channel. Lara is sure excitable.




    Nothing to lose

    Who cares? Who’s listening
    Sure we fixed that problem!
    We fixed it with more lies!

    Two More Power Plants Were Destroyed By A Massive Missile Strike. Military Summary For 2024.03.29

    At the Kryvyi Rih thermal power plant, one of the largest in Ukraine, a fire is still going on, after a night high-quality calibration.
    The process of decommunization is proceeding according to plan.


    A wide range of weapons were used for the strikes: Kh-101 and Kh-555 cruise missiles, Kh-47M2 Kinzhal hypersonic missiles, Iskander-M ballistic missiles, Kh-59 cruise missiles, Kalibr cruise missiles, as well as Geran-2 kamikaze drones.

    Emphasis was placed on the use of UAVs, and the total number of Geraniums used in each attack on the facilities of the Armed Forces of Ukraine increased significantly (about 65 such drones were used during this strike). As before, UAVs perform two functions: open air defenses and hit objects.

    The strike was carried out just a week after the previous raid, during which the generating capacities of the Dnieper hydroelectric power station were almost completely destroyed.

    In Kamianske (Dnipropetrovsk region), presumably, the Dniprovska thermal power plant, the Prydniprovska thermal power plant and the 330 kV Prometheus substation were attacked.

    Also, presumably, the Srednedniprovska hydroelectric power plant was hit (however, there is no reliable information about the damage yet) and the 330 kV Pavlogradskaya substation. In Kryvyi Rih, repeated strikes were allegedly carried out on the Kryvyi Rih thermal power plant and substations near it.

    After the strikes on the Dnipropetrovsk region, an emergency operation of the power system was introduced.

    Also, apparently, it flew again to the Burshtyn thermal power plant in the Ivano-Frankivsk region.

    A second arrival was recorded at the gas pumping station in the city of Stryi (Lviv region), where the largest underground gas storage facility in Ukraine is located.

    From a military and tactical point of view, the strike also has a number of features.

    A submarine of the Black Sea Fleet was presumably used to fire the Kalibrs.

    After the launch, the Kh-101 cruise missiles covered about 2.2 thousand km to targets in Western Ukraine.

    It is noteworthy that combat work on power grids is gradually becoming systematic. It is possible that strikes will continue in the future: a cascade of hydroelectric power plants upstream of the Dnieper (including the Kyiv energy hub with a hydroelectric power station) is still functioning, and the remaining nuclear power plants in Ukraine have not yet been isolated.

    It is too early to draw final conclusions from the results of the strikes – the full effect of cruise missiles and drones will be clear by the beginning of next fall.

    At the moment, it can be said that knocking out generating capacities, which the Russian army refrained from for a long time, will inevitably affect the industrial production of Ukrainian enterprises on both banks of the Dnieper and (if the strikes continue) will affect the ability of the Armed Forces of Ukraine to use rail transport to transfer reinforcements.


    Ocean carriers are declaring “force majeure” due to the Baltimore port bridge crisis, telling logistics companies and U.S. shippers including retailers that once cargo is dropped off at alternate ports, it becomes their responsibility to pick up.
    In an alert to customers Tuesday, CMA CGM wrote, “Those (containers) on the water will be discharged at an alternate port where they will be made available for pick-up, and CMA CGM’s bill of lading will terminate.”
    It was the first ocean carrier to declare force majeure — the provision in a contract that frees parties from an obligation due to events beyond their control.
    COSCO announced Wednesday morning that its services would “be concluded” once the diverted container arrives at the alternate port. Evergreen announced the same measure.
    In contrast, Maersk is providing transport. “For cargo already on water, we will omit the port, and will discharge cargo set for Baltimore, in nearby ports. From these ports, it will be possible to utilize landside transportation to reach final destination instead,” Maersk said in an alert to customers. Though it noted that the situation remains fluid. “We are still working through the various contingencies with our customers and will continue to provide both specific and general customer advisories as the matter progresses,” it said.
    Ocean carriers Hapag Lloyd and MSC did not respond to requests for comment about their plans.

    Logistics executives tell CNBC the next 36 hours will be critical in the movement of the diverted trade away from the Port of Baltimore after the deadly accident of the 10,000-container capacity containership Dali which crashed into the Francis Scott Key Bridge in the early hours of Tuesday.

    The Dali was chartered by Maersk.

    According to ImportGenius, the Dali unloaded freight on March 24 which included clothing and household goods that could be on the diverted vessels, also ranged from approximately 80 containers of Satsuma mandarin oranges, approximately 74 containers of IKEA products and furniture to 104 containers of Electrolux products including chest freezers, air conditioners, and microwaves.
    The Port of Baltimore is also No. 1 in the U.S for auto/light truck and agriculture tractor imports and exports.
    The supply chains for major wood panel importers, including Lumin Forest Products, Sudati, and Arauco, also rely heavily on Baltimore.
    “The impact of the Baltimore port stoppage on construction and contractor supply chains may be significant,” said William George, director of research for ImportGenius.
    One problem, according to logistics managers, is that ocean carriers are not updating their vessel transits fast enough to alert them to the new diverted port so they can plan for their customer’s container pick-up.

    More @:

    Baltimore port bridge collapse: Global ocean carriers put U.S. companies on hook for urgent cargo pickup


    Dora, yes Lara does seem a bit excited, not in a good way. She may be thinking that the USA is being targeted for nefarious reasons.Hmmm. The WEF wants one world .gov with borders only for the plebs. It has managed to destroy Europes future and now on to the grand pooba of hegemony. Nationalism has a part to play here as well, at least nationalism according to the WEF. That is get the populations up in arms about foreign nationals and close the borders to movement in any direction. This plays well to the public and has some merit but without a strong energy supply and some/a lot of manufacturing/mining rebuilds to go with it where does it lead? Internal strife is most likely, followed by collapse. Corporate plus their legal beagles = wide spread carnage. Pass the popcorn the race is on. I bet my money on the bobtail nag, somebody bet on the bay.


    @ Dr. D
    Thanks for the explanation of ships in essence “skidding” in the water. I know what it’s like to have my car skid on ice and have the rear wheels swing around the forward direction. Didn’t realize ships could experience the same sort of thing under the right – or wrong circumstances.

    Dr. D

    Link to Lara Logan, boy they love talking fast. And “We’re under attack!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!” By who? The world’s dumbest pack of baboons? Let me translate:

    EVERY working man who saw this bridge told you not to build it this way. Every architect, every road engineer, every ship captain, the harbormaster, the steelworker, the guy pouring concrete and the 1st year intern patching the road at 1:30am that night. Everybody who heard about it, everybody who saw it, everybody who drove over it said: “Huh, that bridge looks like a rubber twig and not at all substantial like the Golden Gate, Brooklyn, or GWB, especially for a mile-long bridge. It’s in hurricane alley and will blow down in a light breeze.”

    And they BUILT IT ANYWAY. And it fell into the swamp!

    And Logan here says, breathlessly, like a secret. They did. STUDIES! After 9-11, 9-11, 9-11, 9-11, 9-11, 9-11…a day that will live in infamy…only in our minds… that our ENTIRE infrastructure was at risk!!!

    ….And then they did absolutely nothing, about a single thing, ever. Not with every Democrat, Every Republican, every combination, and every supermajority, including and not limited to the Supreme Court. Every General was informed, Generals Flynn and Milley, General Austin, and they all did….

    NOTHING!!!!!! Buppkus, Nip, Zilch, Zero, Nada, Nyet, he is no more, he is deceased, he has joined the choir invisible!!

    NOT ONLY about THIS bridge, not only about EVERY bridge, not only about every road, tunnel, train, subway, and car. But about every GRID. Every PIPE. Every Fiber. NOTHING!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

    Boy they sure hate money! They would never, ever, ever give money and no-bid contracts to their friends, to KBR and Halliburton, to the military and Lockheed, to the coffers of NY and Maryland DOT. Nope! We have NO INTEREST in paying incredible sums of no-bid money to strengthen and secure our bridges after –Hush– 9-11, 9-11, 9-11, 9-11, 9-11, 9-11 (…a day that will live in infamy…only in our minds…) We have $36 Trillion debt, $1 Trillion every 100 days, but Not a Nickel! This far, no further!

    Um, put that way, do you want to REPHRASE YOUR QUESTION? Maybe about WHO was attacking us? Because, to every American, sure seems like YOU. Not Russia, not Ukraine, not boat captain and Gilligan, YOU.

    In fact worse than no protecting them, we SOLD all these critical assets to ANYONE BUT THE UNITED STATES. Anyone. Ports to China? Sure! Electric Grid to Britain! Absolutely! Gas companies to Spain? Of course! Nuclear completely to France? Why not? Why would we want to own a single thing that makes money when Europe could own it all, rape and extract it, knock it all out, then colonize us? …That’s just silly!

    Boy sure is “Capitalism” when nobody makes money, isn’t it? Sure is “Capitalism” when the STATE buys the bridge and picks what kind and who builds it. When all assets – utilities, roads, bridges – are owned by foreign governments in a public-private merger? Than CAN ONLY be authorized by the governors of those states…who could all each and every be overruled by the President, Congress, and probably Generals Flynn, Austin, and Milley?

    Cry. Me. A. River. People like us have been telling you not to do this since the SIXTIES. DO NOT shut down every steel mill, every shipyard, every rail line, every locomotive factory. …To buy Dish TV with and a 20 foot bass boat. We said, AT A MINIMUM it would unemploy every American and kick you out of office if not with an armed rebellion. You DID IT ANYWAY. Now we have no steel girders, no lifting barges, no alternate rail lines.

    Gee? However did that happen? Must be RussiaRussiaRussia. No: must be ClintonClintonClinton, and That Giant Sucking Sound. About how much we suck…after GH Bush…kicked this off…in 1989. And Nixon in 1970.

    Is there ANYTHING that can remove the traitorous Managerial Class? Would hanging even get through their thick, knotted, useless skulls that each day anew are faced with real challenges: like mailing $2 stuff out of a call center – and then FAIL, UTTERLY at making choices that allow $2 goods to be mailed? Then take bonuses and vacations for it, breaking their arms giving each other hand jobs while flying to Acapulco scuba resorts where they can chat about “CO2 Pollution”?

    And this is a group that already HAS a road system, a mail system, a power system, a PHONE system, a computer system, and STILL can’t do simple things a illiterate teenager could have done on the Illinois frontier in 1840?

    Let me repeat: these guys are too stupid to BRIDGE. They are too stupid to FLOAT. That was all waaaaaaay too hard for them.

    Who? “Them”? No. YOU. When you did nothing and didn’t give them the riot I am giving you now. When Bannon doesn’t stop Laura and say “Whoa, whoa, whoa there woman…” Terrorism? Yes, and YOU are the terrorists. You leave slabs of meat everywhere and wonder why there are bears.

    Jeez, I dunno, must be the world’s greatest mystery! Can we get a study and find out??? And when that study comes back, do nothing and complain s’more?

    Just take is as wrote here. WE did this terrorist attack. Same as if you walk from Bushwick to Harlem with $100 bills hanging out of all pockets.

    D Benton Smith

    When the ship hit the bridge the first thing that happened is that the bridge fell down and the second thing is trillions of dollars worth of infrastructure, employment and trade that would otherwise have been done through the Port of Baltimore became ZERO, making all of the INVESTMENTS in that commerce worth LESS than zero.

    The smart money started making adjustments to minimize those losses before the water stopped splashing. Everyone who was too slow getting their money out of Baltimore-Connected dealings has now lost that money forever. And more importantly, the ones who saw it coming made a killing (no pun intended.)

    Looking for a culprit for the “unanticipated” “accident”? That’s easy. Find out who made money from it.
    We’re looking for the owners of a PLUCKED black swan.

    I would pick up the investigative thread with the Nazi’s who own Maersk shipping, and expect to end up finding the usual suspects at the other end of the thread

    Incidentally, Maersk is an interesting outfit. Very VERY interesting.

    those darned kids

    the new nfl hybrid kickoff will feature the nuclear football.


    Clinton and Obama are going to be the training wheels on Biden’s fund raising bicycle? Too funny.


    I know where the US has the money to fix the bridge and the economy.
    In the promised support for Ukraine, Israel, and other military bases.
    Ask the bankers to divert the money to the black swan event.

    D Benton Smith


    Clinton and Obama are going to be the training wheels on Biden’s fund raising bicycle?

    That’s one the best metaphors I’ve read in years. World class.


    Clinton and Obama should nominate their wives, at the convention, for president, and the wives should name their husband as V.P.

    D Benton Smith

    The event that will finally get everybody’s undivided attention is when they discover that they are broke and don’t legally own anything, and have a debt repayment demand that they must legally meet which they couldn’t pay off in several lifetimes of scrimping and saving.

    When will people ever get it through their heads that the Dollars (that they compulsively denominate everything in) are a DEBT that depends for its “value” upon that debt being REPAID upon demand?

    I know, I know, that’s just all too sophomoric to tolerate, right?


    What it is is the simple truth. The one that no one wants to listen to because they prefer to believe that their money and “legally owned” possessions are worth something. Well, I suppose one has to admit that they ARE worth SOMETHING. They’re worth the willingness and ability of the debtor to repay the IOU. If the debtor is unwilling or UNABLE to honor the IOU (the Dollar) then all you’re going to get from them when you demand that they give you real goods in exchange for “legal tender” is a blank stare.

    The nation which prints Dollars is about 40 TRILLION Dollars in debt, and falling deeper into that black hole at the rate of another trillion every fiscal quarter. No sign of slowing. Quite the contrary. Throw in corporate and household is another 40. The entire magilla of real assets underpinning that mighty big loan might bring 100 trillion at auction on a good day. It’s looking more and more like a balance sheet that’s either already in the red (probable) or too close for comfort (if you’re feeling comfortable then I want to know what drug you’re taking.)

    So all those dollars stored up in all sorts and forms of value representation (from digital ledger entries, to greenbacks to acres of mud in Missouri.) don’t belong to YOU. Legally speaking, they belong to the holders of all that DEBT, and when those debt holders demand repayment then they become the legal owners of all that real stuff. In which case you don’t LEGALLY own anything. Not even own the clothes on your back

    Did I mention that America is in debt?


    Ukronazi birth rate: the Lowest in the World!

    Excellent culture to raise children in, assuming they don’t get sold as sex slaves to Western Blood Drinking Satanists.

    “Ukro Male life expectancy has decreased from 66-67 before the war to 57-58”

    Wow, 57-58

    The Empire of Lies is headed in that direction

    They even lie about that, what a shock.

    It’s in the low 70’s below the middle middleclass.

    Great way to economize.

    Raise the retired age to 70 and lower the life expectancy below that.

    Sweet, and pocket the difference

    Meanwhile, the Russians are pistol whipping the Frenchtards and their little buttboys in UKtardistan by dissecting the Storm Shadow to see how to kill it even better than they are already doing

    Russians take apart captured Storm Shadow missile


    The Perfect Metaphor of Duh’merican Decline





    Caption Me:

    We’re the Soul of Duh’merica



    re: weak bridge in a dumb location

    We (Los Angeles) have one also… Vincent Thomas Bridge. It’s not vulnerable to direct strike, but it’s situated ‘outside’ about 60% of the capacity of the port. We’re one of 3 big port cities on the west coast.

    I always considered it our Winchester Mansion, built in envy of the other great port cities that actually require bridges.


    This has got to be some kinda New World Order thing.

    The only thing grosser than pond scum is Hot Dog water on a hot summer day in the city.

    Until now




    Bridges aren’t made to withstand much sabotage

    Just look under the hood


    Dr. D

    “”Huge Problem”: Pentagon’s Rapid Wartime Response Cargo Ships Trapped In Baltimore After Bridge Collapse

    Hahahahaaha! They sound like that Laura characture: “But there are PERMITS you need to get….” Hhahahaha! Exactly what we’re saying. THE ONLY THING STOPPING THINGS IS PAPERWORK. Rules. Law. Not #Reality. No s—t? Okay well, all permits are unnecessary now. Anything else? I got golf at 3. Oh, toxic waste in tunnels is DANGEROUS? Okay, don’t care, be careful then. Anything else? Can I finish this hooker now?

    Sooooo… The US Navy is “Trapped in Baltimore?” Have they ASKED them yet? I mean, maybe they have “BOMBS” or something. You know, I’ve heard the Navy has U.S. Navy…salamanders…muskrats, otters or something, Unlike Ketanji Brown, I’m not an expert here. Supposedly they can “Swim” and even go further under water than a goose can? Have you asked them about it?

    …No, of course they haven’t. We’re “Trapped”. Help! Help! We’re helpless! Oh noes. Flap flap…


    Just like Laura: “It’ll be down for 500 years!!!!!” “We have not another port in the continent!!!!”

    No, they’ll drive 30 whole miles out of their way. They’ll GET someone to float this in 30 days IF THEY WANT TO. The cargo will be distributed evenly over every other port, including Montreal. IF THEY WANT TO.

    Ah, But like my last comment, They don’t WANT to, do they? They Make S—t Up. Because they Caaaaaaaan, if they want to, print money and start making 777/Patriot/StormShadows, Raw Steel/Shipyards, Barges, Cranes, locomotives, and Caterpillar equipment. Okay, that’s not instant, but you think a CONTINENT of welders MIGHT be able to start getting out their first bridge, crane, arm loaders, in only 30 days? Out of junkyard parts? No?


    GIVE THEM INFINITE MONEY. How about now?

    Oh, there are 100,000 Billy-Bobs who are the Flathead Ford version of Tony Stark, who just got off a tour on an oil rig and would LOVE to have an blank-checkbook project.

    Harvard caaaaaahhhhhhn’t. They don’t know how. DC caaaaaaaiiiin’t. They don’t know how. Langley can, but they don’t want to and are the ones who did it in the first place. But 49 of 50 States can, in about 30 days. Hell – I – will go out there all year and bring them coffee just to stand around. So will 90 Million other men.

    So…what’s the hubub, bub?


    There are no problems. THere are only MADE UP problems.

    Dr. D

    Ooooh! Look boys! They say we need PERMISSION!

    Ain’t you skeeeered?


    Well those unelected EU Brussels politicians may currently be powerless but they want to become powerful.
    The only way they can be powerful, is to obtain direct taxation powers.
    Just copying what their banker masters do.
    Control the money.
    They are also willing to kill as many Europeans as needed, to achieve power.

    They just wish they had digital currencies now.
    It would make everything they want to do, effortless.

    US Sanctions are designed to keep us in the west, walled in.
    That is why the sanctions are not hurting the Russians.
    The sanctions are designed to hurt us, so we can’t climb over the wall!

    The USD has fallen to a new low of $2230 per ounce of gold.
    Canadians can no longer afford to buy any gold, as it is over $3,000 an ounce!
    If Australian, sorry mate, it is over $3,400!

    D Benton Smith


    What impressed me most about the Russians reverse engineering the Storm Shadow was the “hands on” no-nonsense part of it. Western “experts” would have approached such a task with all sorts of theatrical foo-faw to impress grant donors into sending them more money. You know, gleaming technology and fancy laboratory camera angles, etc. All show, no go. The Ruskies, on the other hand, have REAL experts who know exactly what to do to get the result they need to accomplish the job that they see needs doing. and they just go in an do it. No muss, no fuss.

    D Benton Smith


    I’m beginning to see what the Gold Standard is. It’s the only moderately stable “real thing” that holds still long enough that you can use it to measure what your money and stuff is worth. Hence the word “standard”. Hence the confidence we can have in knowing that there is always going to be a need for it, if for no other reason than that one: you have to have a standard if you’re going to need to measure what things are worth.

    Dr. D

    Here, yet me put in in a way you can understand:

    It’s simply about property rights. And your body is ALSO your property. And this is what we’re going to do you if you don’t knock it off.

    Which comes from this:

    Which is what we’ve done with American good humor SO FAR. Because we’re really easygoing and good natured like that. But now you’re sneaking around at night with gasoline and matches, know what I’m saying? HOPE the police catch you first. HOPE.


    @DB Smith: I believe the correct spelling is ‘foo-farraw’. 🙂

    Russian technical expertise is superior, IMO, because they understand the cyclic nature of everything. Hence, much better signals tech (radio, encryption, system integration). ‘West’-ish thinking, at least what can be seen, has been trained linear. Happy ending to every story, or some definite ending of some kind. Do this, and that happens. Work toward a permanent steady state of some kind, and never ever ever allow that new equilibrium to be subverted.


    Dersu Uzala – “Look around. All is people.”



    I love the Russians getting there hands on a Storm-Shadow in the field, and not skipping a beat breaking it down on the spot.

    We can move it later, let’s do a quick inspection/overview, make sure there’s not a time delay self destruct fuse or back channel Com cutting in.

    No we’re not gonna lose any parts plus we have a live video link up and running with the real pros back in Moscow and Aerospace who can direct and add comments until they can have someone in person on site. Virtual observation is better than nothing.

    Ya, the Russians are like, you know, rocket scientists…. in the field




    Dr D Rich

    What happened to pitch, roll or heel/ ‘keel over’?

    Slide, maybe, if it’s flat-bottomed like an Iowa class battleship when it fired all 16 inch guns simultaneously, but that theory has been debunked by mass/velocity/energy analysis. The latter can be googled if you like maths.

    Ships of Form tells you the ship’s momentum will “follow” the keel…naval architecture and naval engineering are required courses for all majors at very few institutions.

    Dali still has:
    A. one engine
    B. a single screw
    C. bow thruster
    D. keel, not flat bottomed

    Did it ground also?


    Lead by Giants

    The Few, the Proud, the Easter Bunny



    It’s a He/Haw/She’It transgender bunny with special needs


    The tulips seem appropriately perky, don’t you think?

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