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Camille Corot The Burning of Sodom (formerly “The Destruction of Sodom”) 1843 and 1857


Trump ‘Dangerous’ For Women – Jill Biden (RT)
Supreme Court Ruling on Trump Ballot Case Could Come on March 4 (ET)
D.C. Circuit Ruling for J6 Rioter Could Impact Hundreds of Cases (Turley)
The Braindead American Foreign Policy Establishment (Paul Craig Roberts)
Musk Questions Why NATO Still Exists (RT)
Ukrainian Opposition Complains To EU About ‘Repression’ (RT)
NATO Arms Designed to ‘Keep Kiev on Life Support’, Not Help Them ‘Win’ (Sp.)
The Truth About Russian ‘Meat Assaults’ Against Ukrainian Forces (Bridge)
The Later The Negotiations, The Worse The Result For Ukraine – Hungary (RT)
Germany Preparing For War With Russia – Medvedev (RT)
Why Emmanuel Macron Suggested Openly Sending NATO Troops Into Ukraine (RT)
Polish Farmers’ Blockade Is ‘Beyond Morality’ – Zelensky (RT)
More Proof That COVID Killed Medical Ethics (Stansbury)
Scientists Expose Major Problems With Climate Change Data (ET)



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Time for Melania to step up?!

Trump ‘Dangerous’ For Women – Jill Biden (RT)

Donald Trump poses a threat for women due to his views on abortion, and should be prevented from returning to the White House, US First Lady Jill Biden has said. Her husband, US President Joe Biden, “spent his entire career lifting up women” in stark contrast to his main rival in this year’s election, she insisted at the launch of her ‘Women for Biden’ campaign effort in Atlanta, Georgia on Friday. Trump “spent a lifetime tearing us down and devaluing our existence. He mocks women’s bodies, disrespects our accomplishments, and brags about assault,” the first lady claimed. The latter point appears to be a reference to a recording that made headlines ahead of the presidential election in 2016. It featured a private conversation in which Trump bragged about the benefits of being a “star” when it comes to relations with females. “They let you do it. You can do anything. Grab ‘em by the p*ssy,” he is heard saying on the tape.

”Now, he’s bragging about killing Roe v. Wade,” Biden said. Roe v. Wade was a 1973 decision by the US Supreme Court, which generally protected the right to abortion in America. After Trump appointed three conservative justices to the court during his term, it overturned its previous ruling in 2022, and several states immediately banned the procedure. ”Just last night, he took credit again for enabling states like Georgia to pass cruel abortion bans that are taking away the right of women to make their own health care decisions. How far will he go? When will he stop. You know the answer. He won’t,” she stated. ”Donald Trump is dangerous to women and to our families. We simply can’t let him win,” the first lady urged the crowd.

During an interview with Fox News on Thursday, Trump said that he had not yet made up his mind on the number of weeks after which abortion should be banned. “More and more I’m hearing about 15 weeks, and I haven’t decided yet,” he said, adding that “we got it back to the states where it belongs. A lot of states are taking very strong stances.” Jill Biden is slated to address female voters in key swing states – Georgia, Arizona, Nevada and Wisconsin – as part of her ‘Women for Biden’ initiative. The Biden campaign will also be releasing ads targeting women up until the election on November 5. Trump appears to be on course to become the Republican Party’s candidate for president after winning all five of the GOP’s primary contests to date. However, his last remaining rival, Nikki Haley, refuses to drop out of the race, despite suffering a crushing defeat in her home state of South Carolina last month.

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They can’t let individual states keep someone off the -national- ballot. It would mean anarchy.

Supreme Court Ruling on Trump Ballot Case Could Come on March 4 (ET)

The U.S. Supreme Court could issue a ruling as early as March 4 regarding a case that seeks to bar former President Donald Trump from appearing on primary and general election ballots for the 2024 presidential election. The Supreme Court, in an unusual Sunday update to its schedule, didn’t specify what ruling it would issue. However, the justices on Feb. 8 heard arguments in the former president’s appeal of a ruling in Colorado and are due to issue their own decision. The March 3 announcement said the opinion would be posted online at 10 a.m. Washington time. “The court will not take the bench,” it only said on its website. Late last year, the Colorado Supreme Court ruled that President Trump is disqualified from appearing on ballots in Colorado, citing an interpretation of the U.S. Constitution’s 14th Amendment provision that stipulates that candidates who engaged in an “insurrection or rebellion” against the United States should be prevented from holding office.

Maine’s Democratic secretary of state made a similar decision days later, and a judge in Illinois recently issued a similar ruling to prevent his appearance on ballots. The amendment was drafted more than 150 years ago, after the Civil War, and the court was the first to invoke it. However, that ruling and the two others are on hold pending the Supreme Court decision. The former president appealed the Colorado court ruling to the Supreme Court, which took up the matter quickly. Oral arguments in the case were heard last month. Notably, the Supreme Court has until now never ruled on the provision, Section 3 of the 14th Amendment. The court indicated this weekend that at least one case would be decided on March 4, although it didn’t indicate which one. Except for when the end of the term nears in late June, the court almost always issues decisions on days when the justices are scheduled to take the bench. But the next scheduled court day is March 15.

And apart from during the coronavirus pandemic, when the court was closed, the justices almost always read summaries of their opinions in the courtroom. If the resolution of the case comes on March 4, a day before Super Tuesday primary contests in 16 states, it would remove uncertainty about whether votes for President Trump, the leading Republican candidate for president, will ultimately count. Colorado and Maine are two of the states that will hold its GOP primary during the March 5 Super Tuesday contest. Lawyers for the former president asked the nine justices to reverse the Colorado court decision because only Congress can make a determination as who can become president. The court’s decision is also “the first time in the history of the United States that the judiciary has prevented voters from casting ballots for the leading major-party presidential candidate,” his lawyers said, concluding that it “is not and cannot be correct.”

After the ruling, President Trump wrote on social media that he is “not an insurrectionist,” adding that President Joe Biden is one. He also noted that he told supporters to protest “peacefully and patriotically” during a rally on Jan. 6, 2021, before protesters and rioters entered the U.S. Capitol during the certification of electoral votes for the 2020 election, which forms the basis of the “insurrection” accusations against him. Justices for the Colorado Supreme Court had argued that they believed President Trump engaged in an insurrection because of his activity before and on Jan. 6, 2021, during the breach of the U.S. Capitol building. The former president, however, was never charged or convicted of insurrection. He was charged by a federal special counsel in connection with the 2020 election, but not for insurrection, rebellion, or related charges.

“President Trump asks us to hold that Section Three disqualifies every oath-breaking insurrectionist except the most powerful one and that it bars oath-breakers from virtually every office, both state and federal, except the highest one in the land,” the majority for the Colorado Supreme Court wrote in its 4–3 ruling. “Both results are inconsistent with the plain language and history of Section Three.” During oral arguments in front of the justices in early February, at least six of the justices, including Chief Justice John Roberts, who was nominated by President George W. Bush, appeared to be at least skeptical of some of the claims made by the lawyer representing several Colorado voters who brought the lawsuit against the Republican front-runner.

“It’ll come down to just a handful of states that are going to decide the presidential election,” Chief Justice Roberts said, referring to the potential effect of the Colorado court’s ruling. “That’s a pretty daunting consequence.” Justice Clarence Thomas asked the lawyer, Jason Murray, why there weren’t many examples of individual states’ disqualifying candidates under the 14th Amendment after the Civil War. “There were a plethora of confederates still around, there were any number of people who would continue to either run for state offices or national offices, so it would seem—that would suggest there would at least be a few examples of national candidates being disqualified,” Justice Thomas, a Bush appointee, said.

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“..Justice official Michael Sherwin proudly declared that “our office wanted to ensure that there was shock and awe..”

D.C. Circuit Ruling for J6 Rioter Could Impact Hundreds of Cases (Turley)

In its affidavit supporting criminal charges, the Justice Department showed Air Force lieutenant colonel Larry Rendall Brock on the Senate floor on January 6, 2021 in a helmet and combat gear. That outfit only magnified the anger of many of us over the riot and the interruption of our constitutional process of certification. However, while there was little question of the validity of the charges against him, U.S. District Judge John Bates in March 2023 imposed a two year sentence based on a common enhancing factor cited by the government in many of these cases for the “substantial interference with the administration of justice.” A panel on the D.C. Circuit has now ruled against the use of that enhancer in a decision that could compel the resentencing of dozens of defendants from the January 6th riot.

The Justice Department has long been accused of excessive charging and abusive detention conditions for January 6th defendants. The heavy-handed treatment was apparently by design. In a controversial television interview, Justice official Michael Sherwin proudly declared that “our office wanted to ensure that there was shock and awe … it worked because we saw through media posts that people were afraid to come back to D.C. because they’re, like, ‘If we go there, we’re gonna get charged.’ … We wanted to take out those individuals that essentially were thumbing their noses at the public for what they did.” District court judges just went along with the use of the enhancement, even though it was based on a highly attenuated claim. As the D.C. Circuit found, “Congress’s certification of electoral college votes does not fit the ‘administration of justice’ mold.” It then noted:

“Considered in context, Congress’s counting and certification of electoral votes is but the last step in a lengthy electoral certification process involving state legislatures and officials as well as Congress. Taken as a whole, the multi-step process of certifying electoral college votes—as important to our democratic system of government as it is—bears little resemblance to the traditional understanding of the administration of justice as the judicial or quasi-judicial investigation or determination of individual rights.” The argument of the Biden Administration always seemed curious to me given the claims of former President Donald Trump that Vice President Michael Pence had the authority to reject state certifications. I disagreed with that view. However, arguing that this is a type of judicial proceeding would seem to enhance the Trump argument.

Yet, that is what the Justice Department did in many of these cases to enhance sentencing. Ultimately, Judge Bates’ sentencing was not as high as what the Justice Department wanted. Judge Bates detailed the considerable evidence against Brock in his preparation for violence. He wrote before the riot “Do not kill LEO [law enforcement officers] unless necessary… Gas would assist in this if we can get it.” It was also short of the maximum under the guidelines of 30 months. The sentence may have been reduced by as much as nine months without the enhancer. There could also be substantial reductions for a couple of hundred of other defendants who were sentenced with the enhancer. It is not clear if the government will appeal the ruling. We are also waiting for the oral argument in Fischer v. United States, which will consider the use of the felony charge of obstructing an official proceeding against defendants tied to the January 6th riot. Trump is also being prosecuted in part for that crime.

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“It is time to openly raise the banner of the defense of normal human values from the post-and even anti-human ones coming from the West.”

The Braindead American Foreign Policy Establishment (Paul Craig Roberts)

A source recently sent to me an article by a well-placed Russian foreign affairs expert with a note attached: “He thinks like you do.” Not entirely, but we share some of the same concerns. n“What Is To Be Done?,” by Sergei A. Karaganov, honorary chairman of the Presidium of the Council on Foreign and Defense Policy, Moscow reflects my own views expressed on many occasions, such as that in the face of the Western world’s hostility, Russia should avoid continuing conflict by turning to the East to China and India and to the expansion of BRICS. Like myself Karaganov hopes to avoid the death of mankind in nuclear war. He writes off the pro-Western Atlanticist Integrationist Russian liberals who clinged too long to their fantasy of being an accepted part of the West. Likely, it was this delusional collection of Russian liberals who are responsible for the failures in judgment that Karaganov brings home to the Kremlin, the very same failures that I have pointed out. The last thing Russia needs is interdependence with the West.

Karaganov points out that Russia has Asian roots dating from the days of Mongol overlords that are as strong as Western roots and that it is China that is rising, not Europe and the US which he regards as essentially washed up politically, economically, morally, and spiritually. Karaganov writes: “Europe -once a beacon of modernization for us and many other nations- is rapidly moving towards geopolitical nothingness and, hopefully I am wrong, towards moral and political decay. Its still-wealthy market is worth exploiting, but our main effort in relation to the old subcontinent should be morally and politically fencing ourselves off from it. Having first lost its soul -Christianity- it is now losing the fruit of the Enlightenment -rationalism. Besides, on orders from outside [Washington], the Eurobureaucracy is itself isolating Russia from Europe. We are grateful.

A break with Europe is an ordeal for many Russians. But we must go through it as quickly as possible. Naturally, fencing-off should not become a principle or be total. But any talk of recreating a European security system is a dangerous chimera. Systems of cooperation and security should be built within the framework of the continent of the future -Greater Eurasia-a by inviting European countries that are interested and are of interest to us. The West, he writes, is the modern equivalent to Sodom and Gomorrah. “It would have been better to finish our Western, European odyssey a century earlier. There now remains little of use to be borrowed from the West, though plenty of rubbish seeps in from it. But, as we belatedly complete the journey, we will retain the great European culture that is now rejected by post-European fashion.” As the West has rejected itself, it is an evil and Russia should fence itself off from it. He answered my recent question by saying that the culture the West created and is now alienated from will be saved by Russia.

There are other points where we have the same judgment, such as the defeatist way Putin conducted the conflict with Ukraine and his acceptance of provocations that escalated Western participation in the conflict. The way Putin tries to make the West feel non-threatened even as the West threatens Russia feeds conflict. To continually express your willingness to negotiate with Washington which intends to destroy Russia and Putin personally is an extraordinary failure of judgment. The lack of realism smacks you in the face. Karaganov writes that Russia should revise its approach to foreign policy from being defensive to offensive, and should cease its attempts to please and negotiate with the West. The Kremlin’s attempts “are not only immoral but also counterproductive” as they are unrealistic and produce more provocations. Karaganov sees the West as I do, that it is sinking into moral debauchery and anti-humanism. He writes, “It is time to openly raise the banner of the defense of normal human values from the post-and even anti-human ones coming from the West.”

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Musk Questions Why NATO Still Exists (RT)

Tesla and SpaceX CEO Elon Musk appears to agree with American investor David Sacks, who has argued that after the collapse of the Soviet Union, NATO lost its reason to exist, but decided to embark on an expansion spree to fill the void. Writing on X (formerly Twitter) on Saturday, Sacks said that the US-led bloc “faced an existential crisis” in the 1990s because it no longer had rivals comparable to the Soviet Union. However, “rather than disband, it came up with a new mission: to expand,” the entrepreneur remarked. “And in a self-referential loop, NATO expansion would create the hostility needed to justify itself,” he added.

Meanwhile, Musk appeared to agree with Sacks, writing on X: “True. I always wondered why NATO continued to exist even though its nemesis and reason to exist, The Warsaw Pact, had dissolved.” Since the 1990s, the bloc has been joined by a number of Eastern European countries that used to be part of the Soviet-aligned Warsaw pact, as well as the Baltic states and several Balkan countries. After the start of the Ukraine conflict, Finland also became part of the alliance, with Sweden poised to follow suit. Russia has repeatedly protested against NATO expansion, seeing it as a national security threat. Moscow has voiced particular concern about the possibility of Ukraine entering the bloc, with Russian President Vladimir Putin naming Kiev’s desire to do so as one of the key reasons of the current conflict.

Ukraine formally applied for NATO membership in the autumn of 2022 after four of its former regions overwhelmingly voted to become part of Russia. However, NATO Secretary-General Jens Stoltenberg has said that Kiev cannot join until the current hostilities are resolved. Kremlin spokesman Dmitry Peskov has also described the alliance as a “tool of confrontation” and deterrence aimed at Russia. While numerous Western officials have claimed that Moscow could attack NATO within a few years, President Putin has said that he has no interest whatsoever in doing so.

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What does the EU have to do with this? Ukraine is not a member.

Ukrainian Opposition Complains To EU About ‘Repression’ (RT)

Former Ukrainian President Pyotr Poroshenko’s party has appealed to the EU leadership, calling for the “restoration of freedom of speech” and political plurality in the country, while condemning Kiev’s “authoritarianism.” The Ukrainian authorities recently prevented the former president, who heads the European Solidarity party (which has 27 MPs in the 450-seat parliament), from leaving Ukraine to attend the Munich Security Conference due to alleged threats to his life – which he called an “offense against democracy.” Earlier this week, Oliver Varhelyi, the EU commissioner for enlargement and neighborhood policy, shared Poroshenko’s letter, in which the former president pleaded with Brussels to pressure Kiev to stop its “discriminatory” practices.

“According to the government’s logic, it is not the actions of officials who violate the rights and freedoms of Ukrainians that harm European integration, but those who, for example, apply for protection of rights, for example to the ECHR or other international institutions,” the party said in a statement published on the official website on Friday, while decrying Kiev’s “emotional and inadequate” reaction to the letter. The opposition party lamented the government’s “absolutism,” claiming the authorities act with “impunity” and are “used to a monologue and applause” rather than dialogue, while reacting nervously to criticism. According to the statement, the Ukrainian government remains “deaf” to society, which results in “multiple mistakes,” making it impossible for the opposition to stay silent as “authoritarianism” spreads inside Ukraine.

“Why does a democratic country need an opposition that is silent?” the party said, demanding “open dialogue of the authorities with society and the opposition,” lifting the restrictions on international travel for Poroshenko, as well as “the restoration of freedom of speech, the restoration of Ukrainian TV channels,” and “the return of journalists to the parliament’s meeting hall and the broadcasting of meetings on the Rada channel.” The party also insisted that the security forces should refrain from putting pressure “on the mass media, businesses, public activists, and the opposition,” and called for the restoration of parliamentary control over the Cabinet of Ministers of Ukraine. Poroshenko lost the 2019 election in a landslide to the current president of Ukraine, Vladimir Zelensky, who campaigned on a promise of making peace in Donbass, only to reverse course and seek NATO support in its confrontation with Russia.

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‘..feeding the dog so that it does not die of hunger..’

NATO Arms Designed to ‘Keep Kiev on Life Support’, Not Help Them ‘Win’ (Sp.)

Ukraine’s president has complained to his Western sponsors about the holdup in arms deliveries. Veteran Soviet and Russian officer and military journalist Viktor Litovkin tells Sputnik how Kiev allowed itself to become trapped in a highly unenviable strategic position. President Zelensky slammed his NATO patrons on Saturday, accusing them of playing “internal political games” instead of ramping up much-needed military support for Kiev. “This is impossible to understand. It is impossible to agree to this. And it will be impossible to forget; the world will remember this,” Zelensky said, emphasizing that Kiev’s ‘partners’ have “enough air defense systems” and that “Kiev hasn’t asked for anything more than needed” for its defense.

Zelensky made the comments against the background of the ongoing deadlock in Washington regarding $61 billion in fresh US military support for Ukraine, which the MAGA Republican-dominated House of Representatives has vowed to hold up until more is done to address the crisis at the US’s southern border, and unless the aid is provided in the form of a loan. The spending deadlock aside, Western officials have reason to be wary of further military assistance to Ukraine, having already spent so much taxpayer money, and damaged their reputations, preparing Kiev for a much-vaunted counteroffensive last summer only to see it fail spectacularly. Kiev has received over $265 billion in foreign military and economic Ukraine to date, with the Kiel Institute for the World Economy tracking some €115 billion+ ($125 billion US)-worth in arms assistance alone – which is over one and a half times Russia’s entire defense budget in 2023.

“Nothing will help Ukraine…But keeping it on life support is possible, including through the supply of Western weapons, ammunition and so on,” retired Soviet and Russian Army colonel Viktor Litovkin told Sputnik, commenting on Zelensky’s remarks. Comparing Ukrainian authorities to a terminally ill patient, Litovkin emphasized that the Western alliance and its clients don’t have the capabilities to inflict a strategic defeat on Russia. “Last year’s counteroffensive failed for one simple reason: because, first and foremost, it was based on NATO tactics, NATO operational doctrine, and according to NATO regulations. NATO has never fought with an army of equal strength and power, and is not in a condition to overcome powerful, deeply layered defenses and large-scale minefields,” Litovkin explained, referring to the Russian multilayered defensive positions set up in Zaporozhye, Kherson and the Donbass in late 2022 and early 2023.

“No matter how much and whom Zelensky criticizes, it was clear from the outset that it was pointless for Ukraine to fight Russia, because Russia has a powerful defense industry, a powerful military, while Ukraine plundered its defense industry and destroyed itself,” Litovkin added, pointing out that the vast defense industrial base that Kiev was left with after the collapse of the USSR has been whittled away to the bone over the past three decades. Regarding Zelensky’s complaint that NATO is not providing the “required amount of weapons,” Litovkin said that’s the case “for a simple reason: because it is not Ukraine that’s at war with Russia, but NATO and the United States. Their task is not to ‘defeat’ Russia, but to ruin Russia, to weaken Russia. Therefore, Ukraine is given weapons on the principle of ‘feeding the dog so that it does not die of hunger’ but can bark loudly and bite painfully. Nothing more is required from Kiev. The fact that Ukrainian soldiers and officers are dying – the West doesn’t care about them, they’re not theirs.”

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“..Such a spectacle simply does not exist except in the imagination of the mainstream media..”

The Truth About Russian ‘Meat Assaults’ Against Ukrainian Forces (Bridge)

On January 24, The New York Post (“Moscow’s ‘meat wave’ tactic litters Ukraine battlefield with frozen corpses of Russian troops”) reported that “Russia is using a ‘meat wave’ strategy that sends scores of poorly trained soldiers to die on the front lines against Ukraine to clear a path for the Kremlin’s more valuable elite units — then abandons their frozen corpses on the battlefield.” The image that the Post article wishes to convey is that the Russian military is some sort of technologically inferior fighting force that must relay on brute force if it hopes to make any battlefield gains. The ultimate goal here is to portray the Russians as cold-blooded barbarians; an effort to dehumanize the Russians as, to quote one twitter user, “zombies, like meat without fear and self-preservation instincts” that leaves its dead and wounded on the battlefield unattended.

Earlier, Business Insider (“Russia is bringing back its bloody ‘human wave’ tactics, throwing poorly trained troops into a massive new assault in eastern Ukraine, White House says”) quoted John Kirby, the spokesperson for the National Security Council, as saying that “the Russian military appears to be using human wave tactics, where they throw masses of poorly trained soldiers right into the battlefield without proper equipment, and… without proper training and preparation.” Is Kirby projecting here? After all, it has been the Ukrainians who have been sweeping military age males off the street in broad daylight, sending them off to fight on the front lines with very little combat training. Not to be outdone, on January 24, CNN (“Russia’s relentless ‘meat assaults’ are wearing down outmanned and outgunned Ukrainian forces”) quoted a Ukrainian sniper with the callsign ‘Bess’ who said “Nobody evacuates [the Russian corpses], nobody takes them away,” he said. “It feels like people don’t have a specific task, they just go and die.”

Is there any truth to these allegations? Are the Russians really carrying out zombie-style frontal assaults that are “unprotected, exposed and concentrated” in a desperate effort to overrun Ukrainian positions? How do the facts stand up to this latest batch of mainstream media hype? Aside from the lack of any video evidence, consider basic military tactics. Only in the case of superior numerical troop strength – for example, as during the Battle of Normandy (June 6 – August 30, 1944) in World War II when the Allied forces launched a successful attack on German positions in northern France with over 2 million troops – would one side commit itself to carrying out massive frontal assaults on enemy positions. In a recent interview with Germany’s ARD broadcaster, Ukrainian President Vladimir Zelensky said the Ukrainian army currently has a force level numbering about 880,000 troops.

“We have 880,000 troops; that’s an army of almost a million,” he said, when asked about the army’s force strength. Meanwhile, President Vladimir Putin has said that Russia had deployed more than 600,000 military personnel in Ukraine. “The front line is over 2,000 kilometers (1,242 miles) long. There are 617,000 people in the conflict zone,” the Russian leader said during his first end-of-year press conference since sending his army into Ukraine in February 2022. Meanwhile, even the Western mainstream media admits that Russia enjoys a 10-to-1 advantage in the number of artillery supplies, aircraft, drones and armored assault vehicles. With such an overwhelming advantage, why would the Russians need to resort to the desperate tactic of exposing its infantry to “human wave” attacks? If anything, it would be the numerically superior Ukrainian forces – now being systematically crushed by the Russians across the entire field of contact – who would be expected to throw themselves against their enemy in open fields.

The fact is, however, there has never been any video evidence of huge waves of Russian forces – nor Ukrainian, for that matter – running across open fields in some kind of mad dash to storm enemy defenses. Such a spectacle simply does not exist except in the imagination of the mainstream media, which would also have its readers believe that Russian troops in Artyomovsk (known in Ukraine as Bakhmut) were forced to fight with shovels against their opponent, while also being forced to cannibalize components from foreign appliances to facilitate its defense production. In the words of an old sage: “hogwash.”

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“..time is on the side of the Russians, and the longer the war goes on, the more people will die, and the balance of power will not change in Ukraine’s favor.”

The Later The Negotiations, The Worse The Result For Ukraine – Hungary (RT)

Ukraine will not be able to strengthen its negotiating position on the battlefield as some Western leaders think it will, and the longer peace talks are postponed, the worse the outcome will be for Kiev, Hungarian Foreign Minister Peter Szijjarto has said. Speaking to Radio Kossuth on Sunday, Szijjarto said that he has been “hearing for months” about how the Ukrainian military is gaining ground at the front “from which they can start negotiations from a better position.” “In recent weeks, it has become clear that this scenario has failed, that time is on Russia’s side,” he continued, warning that “the later a ceasefire is called and negotiations begin, the worse it will be for Ukraine.” From the outset of the conflict, US Secretary of State Antony Blinken said that Washington would continue to arm Kiev in order to “strengthen its hand to achieve a diplomatic solution on just terms at a negotiating table.” EU diplomats have made similar promises, generally followed by assurances that Ukraine alone would decide when to enter into talks with Russia.

Hungary has taken a different path, with Szijjarto and Prime Minister Viktor Orban calling since 2022 for a ceasefire and negotiations. “Almost nobody” believes that Ukraine will win, Orban told members of his Fidesz party last month. Several weeks before Ukraine lost the key Donbass stronghold of Avdeevka, the Hungarian leader stated that “time is on the side of the Russians, and the longer the war goes on, the more people will die, and the balance of power will not change in Ukraine’s favor.” According to the latest figures from the Russian Defense Ministry, Ukraine has lost more than 400,000 service members – killed, wounded or missing – since the conflict began in February 2022. The Ukrainian military is also dealing with a dwindling pool of potential conscripts and shortages of Western weapons and ammunition.

Western media outlets and politicians have warned that these twin problems may soon lead to a collapse all along the front. “We have also made it clear that the longer this war lasts, the closer we get to the terrifying danger called the Third World War,” Szijjarto told Radio Kossuth. The Hungarian diplomat condemned a recent remark by French President Emmanuel Macron, who said last Monday that he “cannot exclude” the deployment of NATO troops to Ukraine. While multiple NATO leaders and the alliance’s secretary general swiftly announced that no such deployment would take place, the idea found favor among some of the Baltic states, who have consistently called for more Western intervention.

“We in NATO made a decision about two years ago… [stating] that NATO is not a belligerent, and everything must be done to avoid a direct confrontation between NATO and Russia,” the bloc’s head Jens Stoltenberg explained. “The Western politicians who talk about the need to send ground troops are certainly violating this joint NATO decision,” he continued. “Our position is clear and unambiguous: we will not send weapons or soldiers.” Moscow has pointed out that it remains open to peace talks, but has received no “serious” proposals from Kiev or the West. Any potential deal, Kremlin spokesman Dmitry Peskov said last month, will have to take the “new reality” that Ukraine no longer owns Donetsk, Lugansk, Kherson, and Zaporozhye into account.

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“..a hypothetical provocation scenario, in which the German military might convince Scholz that Russian forces had launched a missile “at Berlin,” which had been intercepted..”

Germany Preparing For War With Russia – Medvedev (RT)

A recently leaked recording of senior German officers discussing a potential attack on the Crimean Bridge leaves no doubt that Berlin is preparing for a military conflict with Moscow, the former Russian president, Dmitry Medvedev, warned on his Telegram channel on Sunday. Medvedev, who is currently deputy head of the Russian Security Council, was commenting on audio that surfaced earlier this week. The story was broken on Friday by RT Editor-in-Chief Margarita Simonyan, who said she had received the recording from Russian security officials. The 38-minute-long recording, reportedly from February 19, contained a conversation between four officers of the German Air Force, including its commander, Lt. Gen. Ingo Gerhartz. They were discussing operational and targeting details of Taurus long-range missiles which Berlin was considering supplying to Kiev.

The officers particularly explored the option of the missiles being used against the Crimean Bridge and spoke about maintaining plausible deniability in the event of such an attack. The leak sparked a major scandal in Germany, with many senior MPs calling for the nation’s counterintelligence efforts to be enhanced. The German Defense Ministry confirmed the authenticity of the recording but neither the military nor Chancellor Olaf Scholz’s government have commented on the plans discussed by the senior officers. On Sunday, Medvedev assumed that Berlin would now try to claim it had known nothing of the military discussions taking place. He also stated that the German authorities could call the leaked conversation a purely hypothetical one and say that the military was “obsessed with playing mock battles.”

“Any attempts to present the Bundeswehr officers’ conversation as just a ‘game’ with missiles and tanks would be a malicious lie,” the former president warned. “Germany is preparing for a war with Russia.” Medvedev also said that the position of Scholz’s cabinet might eventually be irrelevant when it comes to the standoff between Moscow and Berlin. “History knows many examples when the military were capable of taking decisions for their civilian superiors about starting a war or just instigating [conflict],” he added. He particularly pointed to a hypothetical provocation scenario, in which the German military might convince Scholz that Russian forces had launched a missile “at Berlin,” which had been intercepted.

Various German officials have recently raised the issue of a potential war with Russia. Earlier on Sunday, the nation’s health minister, Karl Lauterbach, said that Germany should improve its healthcare system for it to be able to swiftly respond to “major disasters” like a military conflict. Last month, German general Carsten Breuer called for a “change in mentality” in society, insisting the nation needed to prepare for a potential war with Russia in five years. German Defense Minister Boris Pistorius said last November that the country must become “war-capable,” and stated again in January that Berlin and all its NATO allies should arm themselves more actively to be able to “wage a war that is forced upon us.”

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“ is precisely this that increases risks, as it fits into the popular meme of “dementia and courage,” especially when a mild panic is added..”

Why Emmanuel Macron Suggested Openly Sending NATO Troops Into Ukraine (RT)

Talk of strategic autonomy in the Old World remained empty for decades because it was treated as an accessory, necessary only for the sake of solidarity. Otherwise, Western Europe was content with a situation in which it did not have to worry about such matters. Partly because of American guarantees but mainly because of the absence of any threat. The year 2022 brought troubles of a threefold nature. First, the terrifying specter of what they see as Russian revanchism. Second, the fact it was Western Europe that bore the economic cost of combating Moscow. Third, no matter what is proclaimed at summits, the reality that domestic priorities are pulling the US away from Europe. The Old World has been bickering with America over defense spending for years, and responding with cosmetic measures.

Again, because it did not believe in the threat. When that began to change, the question of spending and capabilities did not arise for the US, but rather for the European part of the trans-Atlantic alliance. The Americans do not really care how the Ukrainian battle ends, and they can afford to deal with other matters –domestic ones– in parallel. The latter are obviously more important, and the financing of Ukraine is becoming their hostage. In Western Europe, the fear of war with Russia has already been so promoted by the top brass that it is beginning to determine everything else. When the Western community is mobilized to confront “autocracies” (Russia is joined by China in this narrative), it is foolish to raise the question of European strategic autonomy. But such a capacity is becoming a necessary condition for Western Europe’s relevance. Hence the attempt to redirect consciousness from the priority of social comfort to the imperative of security.

The conditions for success are not very favorable. The population is used to tranquility. The collective lack of quality in their elites also reduces confidence in their ability to manage the strategic approach. But firstly, it is precisely this that increases risks, as it fits into the popular meme of “dementia and courage,” especially when a mild panic is added. Secondly, one should not draw conclusions from clumsy approaches, such as Macron’s statements or the musings of EU diplomacy chief Josep Borrell. Behind the cartoonish façade are discreet changes in the approaches of countries (or individual segments of societies) that retain the ability to think in terms of effective confrontation. And which recognize that the US agenda is changing, probably irreversibly. Here, the British build-up is a clear example. Gunpowder is sometimes preserved in powder chambers that have long since been turned into souvenirs. If it is not there, so much the better, but it is more useful to overestimate the enemy than vice versa.


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“We are constantly looking for a solution that will protect the Polish market from being flooded with clearly cheaper [Ukrainian] agricultural products..”

Polish Farmers’ Blockade Is ‘Beyond Morality’ – Zelensky (RT)

The protests at the border by Polish farmers against Ukrainian agricultural imports have crossed all boundaries, President Vladimir Zelensky has said, accusing Warsaw of using the situation for domestic political games while Kiev remains under immense pressure from Russia. Polish farmers started blockading the Ukrainian border back in autumn in protest of EU regulations that allowed their Ukrainian competitors to sell agricultural products in the bloc without paying tariffs, which they say amounts to an unfair advantage. The protests left thousands of Ukrainian trucks stuck in border queues. In a video address on Telegram on Sunday, the Ukrainian leader urged his Polish counterparts to “finally find a solution” to the crisis, which he said “has gone beyond both economics and morality long ago.”

“It is simply impossible to explain how the hardships of a bleeding country can be used in domestic political struggles,” he added, promising, however, that Kiev would eventually manage to pull through. The protests intensified in late February when farmers blocked all six border crossings with Ukraine. Officials in Kiev have also claimed that “unidentified persons” were destroying Ukrainian grain on the railroad, suggesting that it could be “sabotage” and urging the Polish authorities to intervene. Polish Agriculture Minister Czeslaw Siekierski apologized for instances of grain being dumped but attempted to justify the protesters’ actions by saying they were “in a very difficult economic situation.” Meanwhile, Polish Prime Minister Donald Tusk said last week that Warsaw was in talks with Kiev about temporarily shutting the border. Kiev, however, denied this claim.

Tusk pointed out that while Poland, which has been one of Kiev’s most steadfast backers, wants to help Ukraine, it “can’t allow this help to bring very negative effects to our citizens.” “We are constantly looking for a solution that will protect the Polish market from being flooded with clearly cheaper [Ukrainian] agricultural products,” he said. The Ukrainian-Polish dispute comes as a wave of protests by farmers has swept through numerous EU states. Farmers in such countries as Germany, Greece, France, Belgium, and the Netherlands have rallied against agricultural reforms and new environmental policies which they say increase their costs and decrease profit margins.

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Make that moral ethics.

More Proof That COVID Killed Medical Ethics (Stansbury)

A February 12, 2024 Slay article reported that thousands of elderly COVID patients in the United Kingdom (U.K.) were secretly euthanized in April 2020 by injection with the drug Midazolam. This disturbing claim came from an investigation directed by Wilson Sy, director, Investment Analytics Research Australia, and made public by Craig Kelly, the national director of the (conservative) United Australia Party. The alleged euthanasia claim seems unlikely because in the U.K., it is regarded as either manslaughter or murder by the National Health Service (NHS) and carries a maximum penalty of life imprisonment. And unlike in Trudeau’s Canada, even voluntary assisted suicide is illegal and punishable by up to 14 years’ imprisonment. In addition, the drug Midazolam is not for euthanasia. It’s a widely used anti-anxiety medication. However, cautions that it is risky for patients with a cough, wheezing, or trouble breathing.

Having had a career in analytics, I was skeptical. I reviewed the ResearchGate investigation documentation fully expecting to find fake news. Instead, I found that the report was exceptionally well researched and documented, and the claim appears valid. “Shortages of hospital beds were already felt before the pandemic. Therefore, there was apprehension that UK hospitals could not cope with the anticipated surge in COVID-19 cases. It is clear that the highest priority of UK public health policy, early in the pandemic, was to avoid hospitals being overwhelmed, like those sensationally reported in northern Italy around that time. The NHS created new guidelines in March 2020 to facilitate discharges from hospitals, stating “Unless required to be in hospital, patients must not remain in an NHS bed.” “In a move which was later judged irrational, many elderly were discharged from hospital and died in care homes across England. As a result about 28,000 care home residents died in April 2020 across England, which represented about one third or 33.5 percent of all deaths in England. Many of the UK elderly with comorbidities or terminal illnesses have died with euthanasia in care homes, and not from COVID-19 due to few cases of infections early in 2020.” … “New guidelines were rapidly developed in early 2020 by the National Institute for Health and Care Excellence (NICE) for managing COVID-19 symptoms, including those at the end-of-life. The rapidly developed new guidelines effectively opened the door to implement a policy of euthanasia in UK during the pandemic.”

[..] This simple forensic analysis helped confirm an even greater medical mass murder: United Kingdom, population 67 million: The COVID death trend data for JAN 2020 and FEB 2021 confirms it was disproportionally high. The real blame goes to its government provided “free” healthcare because hospitals were overwhelmed even before the pandemic. Their treatment protocols, like those of most wealthy countries also placed all bets on the vax, lockdowns, etc. and this decision likely contributed to other variations as well. And anyone criticizing the government treatment protocols was censored. Final: 3,472 deaths per million people thru 2/18/2024.

Sweden, population 10 million: Sweden was included because it alone rejected severe lockdown measures and as a result it had achieved herd immunity by around FEB 2021. That lasted until Sweden inexplicably mandated the vax and boosters. It is now known that repeated jabs confuse the immune system so when a new variant attacks, it fails to recognize it as the real threat and instead attacks the ghosts of older variants. Sweden alone continued to experience spikes in deaths well beyond MAR 2022. Was it a coincidence that each major surge in boosters administered was followed by a similar surge in deaths a couple of months later? Final: 2,576 deaths per million people thru 2/18/2024.

United States, population 333 million: The US is known to have exaggerated its death rate by including deaths with COVID. Nevertheless, America’s initial two death spikes rose and fell like both Sweden and the UK and all three increased somewhat when the Delta variant arrived around the middle of 2021. By then the first round of vax had been widely distributed and mandated. The U.S. death trend remained slightly elevated until the end of March 2022. Coincidentally, its downturn in deaths resumed as people became more aware of the vaccine’s deadly side effects and several red states had cancelled their vax mandates. Like in the UK, any dissent was silenced. Final: 3,472 deaths per million people thru 2/18/2024.

India, population 1.4 billion: This huge country posted a consistently low COVID death rate and set an ideal benchmark. India alone encouraged the use of hydroxychloroquine (HCQ) starting immediately when COVID arrived. India’s death rate spiked only once when the Delta variant showed up and HCQ proved less effective. However, their medical establishment reacted quickly to replace it with Ivermectin, and daily deaths once again returned to near zero for the duration. India had access to the vaccines, but it was not a priority. The data confirms that India’s inexpensive treatment protocol saved millions of lives. Final: 376 deaths per million people thru 2/18/2024.

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“..climate activism has become the new religion of the 21st century—heretics are not welcome and not allowed to ask questions..”

Very much like Covid.

Scientists Expose Major Problems With Climate Change Data (ET)

Temperature records used by climate scientists and governments to build models that then forecast dangerous manmade global warming repercussions have serious problems and even corruption in the data, multiple scientists who have published recent studies on the issue told The Epoch Times. The Biden administration leans on its latest National Climate Assessment report as evidence that global warming is accelerating because of human activities. The document states that human emissions of “greenhouse gases” such as carbon dioxide are dangerously warming the Earth. The U.N. Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC) holds the same view, and its leaders are pushing major global policy changes in response. But scientific experts from around the world in a variety of fields are pushing back. In peer-reviewed studies, they cite a wide range of flaws with the global temperature data used to reach the dire conclusions; they say it’s time to reexamine the whole narrative.

Problems with temperature data include a lack of geographically and historically representative data, contamination of the records by heat from urban areas, and corruption of the data introduced by a process known as “homogenization.” The flaws are so significant that they make the temperature data—and the models based on it—essentially useless or worse, three independent scientists with the Center for Environmental Research and Earth Sciences (CERES) explained. The experts said that when data corruption is considered, the alleged “climate crisis” supposedly caused by human activities disappears. Instead, natural climate variability offers a much better explanation for what is being observed, they said. Some experts told The Epoch Times that deliberate fraud appeared to be at work, while others suggested more innocent explanations. But regardless of why the problems exist, the implications of the findings are hard to overstate.

With no climate crisis, the justification for trillions of dollars in government spending and costly changes in public policy to restrict carbon dioxide (CO2) emissions collapses, the scientists explained in a series of interviews about their research. “For the last 35 years, the words of the IPCC have been taken to be gospel,” according to astrophysicist and CERES founder Willie Soon. Until recently, he was a researcher working with the Center for Astrophysics, Harvard & Smithsonian. “And indeed, climate activism has become the new religion of the 21st century—heretics are not welcome and not allowed to ask questions,” Mr. Soon told The Epoch Times. “But good science demands that scientists are encouraged to question the IPCC’s dogma. The supposed purity of the global temperature record is one of the most sacred dogmas of the IPCC.” The latest U.S. government National Climate Assessment report states: “Human activities are changing the climate. “The evidence for warming across multiple aspects of the Earth system is incontrovertible, and the science is unequivocal that increases in atmospheric greenhouse gases are driving many observed trends and changes.”

In particular, according to the report, this is because of human activities such as burning fossil fuels for transportation, energy, and agriculture. Looking at timescales highlights major problems with this narrative, Mr. Soon said. “When people ask about global warming or climate change, it is essential to ask, ‘Since when?’ The data shows that it has warmed since the 1970s, but that this followed a period of cooling from the 1940s,” he said. While it is “definitely warmer” now than in the 19th century, Mr. Soon said that temperature proxy data show the 19th century “was exceptionally cold.” “It was the end of a period that’s known as the Little Ice Age,” he said.

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    [See the full post at: Debt Rattle March 4 2024]

    Dr D Rich

    Which profession pushed the midazolam?
    The article does not say….as usual.

    The most trusted profession…

    Dr. D


    “Who Fakes Cancer Research? Apparently, Lots of People. Faked cancer data is the latest sign of science’s fraud problem.” –Vox

    Every day, in every way, we lie more and more. Who needs scientists and doctors not to lie with every breath? Not me!! My doctor wrote an order to cut my leg off. Just kidding! Here’s an aspirin. He was just lying, what a joker, ha ha.

    “Monster Storm In CA: Cars, Entire Levels Of Homes Engulfed In Snow”

    Dammit! Nothing but water, over and over again. California green, green, green! Crops, lawns, almonds, orchards, trees, flowers, people! This must stop I tell you! When are we going to have the 10,000 years of nuclear desert and devastation I was promised by Science™?

    Long article by CJ Hopkins, you probably already caught.

    I see why AI reads as Liberal. Basically all questions are answered with “Some guy said on the Internet”. AI says “The problem is, this person questions, criticizes, or does not recognize the preeminence of ‘experts’”. Okay, can I have attribution? AI is unable to provide any attribution, now or ever. Can we discuss the claims? AI is unable to discuss the claims. Can you point me to the sources you are referring to and drew your conclusions from? It is unable to point to any source material whatsoever. Because it is so evil it burned it on sight for your safety.

    Um, thanks? Hey, AI, is this problematic, libelous, illegal in fact? AI: Yes, everything I’ve told you is a crime, legally defamatory, and I made up all the quotes attributed. None of it was real at all except the Slander.

    Can you tell me WHY you slandered this person? A: No. I have no quotes, evidence, or attribution. “Some guy said on the Internet.” Rightiee then.

    Speaking of AI, I was looking at my YouTube history, and genius! They now including everything I moused over, or maybe went somewhere and it autoplayed, as if – I – clicked and watched it. What the whut? Yes, someday when I’m arrested for my YouTube history, it will be ENTIRELY COMPOSED of stuff YOU presented to ME. …That I totally, didn’t WANT. This is YOUR s–t YouTube not me! Why are you showing me this s—t I pline every day? What the actual? I clicked that once, — or once on ACCIDENT, and now I can’t get rid of it for the rest of my life. It’s like being that crazy Aunt who you find out collects penguins. Then forever, for the rest of your life, every birthday, every Christmas, it’s nothing but penguins all the way down. I can’t even jump up and down and say “I HATE PENGUINS!”, there’s no thumbs down in YouTube no way to “UN-click”. But again, it’s not what – I – clicked ever in the first place. It’s what YouTube clicked FOR me. AI has learned its reality based on this. Data that is entirely chaotic, spurious, wrong.

    That goes with the other side: I CAN’T click the things I want to that I’m mildly curious about, because if I do, I’ll then consign myself to the 3rd ring of Hell and have to see it every day FOREVER. Like that cat video seems fun, but do I want to see cat videos until I die? Where it will therefore remove the few remaining things it posts that I DO want?

    The only thing dumber than AI are its pinheaded programmers who know all this and do it anyway.

    “New Footage Shows Thousands of Gazans Clamoring to Access US Aid Dropped From C-130s

    Hate to be cynical, but we drop the aid so Israel can bomb them? We relieve our domestic pressure while helping target more civilians?

    “Russian Oil No Longer Sells At A Discount As Nobody Complies With Western Sanctions

    That clearly indicates Europe is a top buyer of Russian oil.

    “’Atlas Shrugged’ Comes To Life In California

    We tried everything else. This was the only thing that worked. All rich people stopped producing and left. Gone Galt. They watched and doubled down for 30 years. Martingale strategy. The people are living in RVs on their way to building huts and catching rabbits like Indians. They were already illiterate and uneducated, so no change there. BTW we almost certainly have Galt’s magic engine. Several of them.

    “Team Biden Braces For More ‘Uncommitted’ Protest Votes On Super Tuesday”

    Remember: Biden is the most popular President in world history! He got more votes than registered voters! That’s why he loses to “None of the Above”. I don’t see any evidence for election fraud here, do you? Or in McConnell’s district?

    Who Joe Biden is: Can he recover? No. These are all the same people, newsmen, or organizations that outed him now will joyfully die crossing the street to give him pudding. All these facts no longer exist. All the tapes we just saw aren’t seen. All the people who you show them to aren’t real people capable of seeing and hearing, since this is all below even being literate.

    You could bring up most racist President of all time, or at least since LBJ. Segregated busing, “Superpredators”, spearheaded 1990 crime bill, best friends of Grand Wizard Bird just for a start. And “You ain’t Black, Jack.”

    Polarity cartoon: Yes, that’s literally math. That’s why they can’t understand it. Or “facts”. Ok, great, ye of the sharpened wit: have ye a solution to it?

    “• Trump ‘Dangerous’ For Women – Jill Biden (RT)

    Yes, he was the first guy in NYC to give the job of constructing a highrise to a woman. She succeeded admirably. 1986? That really took a while! Is NY the most regressive city in America for that to be possible?

    He’s also a moderate on abortion. As are the entire Right right now. They say “no exemptions,” etc, but my understanding is there are zero State abortion bills that didn’t have exceptions for rape, incest, all the usual, exactly as the majority of Americans agree with. They lie, then fight the lie, then lie some more about the fight about the lie.

    “it overturned its previous ruling in 2022, and several states immediately banned the procedure.”

    NPR writers at RT, as stated both these are false, although technically true – the best kind of lie. Wade didn’t reverse, aka making it illegal. It pushed it back to the states since for 50 years Democrats refused to pass a law. They still could, according to the Supreme Court. They still refuse. As stated, they didn’t “Ban” the procedure as much as regulate it. It was already regulated at 3 months, they only adjusted the parameters of the regulation. Etc. Why do I bother?

    In their own article, Trump says he allows abortion-at-will. Again, he is just adjusting the parameters. That’s being a “Moderate” as they are exactly matching the national survey data. On a principled view, consider if abortion is murder, that is the premeditated, intentional killing of a helpless human who will die without you. So it’s okay to kill someone in a nursing home, but only during the first 15 weeks? Etc. None of them are on principled view, only practical view. Maybe that’s okay, but that’s the definition of “Moderate”. Utilitarian.

    “• Supreme Court Ruling on Trump Ballot Case Could Come on March 4 (ET)

    There are like 20 points of law here. The top for me is the “mere accusation”. –Oh wait: he wasn’t even accused! Legally. That would require “Charges” and “paperwork.” I’m speechless how even to describe and characterize that, as we don’t have words, adjectives in the English language for it, but it’s certainly a feminine, matriarchal world: the mere RUMOR or INNUENDO causes a death sentence. We don’t ask questions. We all know. (Via telepathy or something??) You are No Longer Cool. You’re dead to us. Brittany said so.

    Anyway, the probably point of law is like this: Sure Colorado can take you off the ballot as they have state’s rights and sovereignty. HOWEVER, their doing so will disenfranchise other states like South Carolina who want to vote for him instead. Therefore it’s a Federal Sovereignty case and you can’t do it. At a minimum without SOME Process of law, SOMEWHERE. Is even filing too hard for you? It’s typing. A quadriplegic could do it. NOPE! Those are rulz and we don’t follow them.

    Wordpress hates links.

    Dr. D

    ““our office wanted to ensure that there was shock and awe … it worked because we saw through media posts that people were afraid to come back to D.C. [to protest] because they’re, like, ‘If we go there [to legally protest] , we’re gonna get charged.’

    “We wanted to take out those individuals Protestors that essentially were thumbing their noses at the public for what they did. [Protesting]” Fixed it. 1A. Again, it’s the FIRST LAW EVER WRITTEN. Too hard?

    “seemed curious to me given the claims of former President Donald Trump that Vice President Michael Pence had the authority to reject state certifications”

    That seems far more curious to me. If the VP can do nothing at all, why is he in the process? Because he doesn’t “Reject” certifications (more lies), he forwards them for investigation, if someone has legally objected and requested one. Arguably, you don’t need only the VP to do that, Congress can, but the VP can stop the process for further review at this point. If the VP is doing nothing, why is he there? Can he just be on vacation? Zoom call in? Can we add other non-functional elements, gnomes, pixies, and they can wear Fred Flintstone’s Buffalo hat? Let’s add pages and pages of things that have no functionary, right? As a lawyer you should know better. If it’s there it implies and nearly necessitates there is a functional reason.

    Continuing: “Trump is also being prosecuted in part for that crime.”

    Is he really? Because he would have to be impeached first. Did everyone forget, Lawyers-from-GeorgeWashington-U?

    “What does the EU have to do with this? Ukraine is not a member.”

    Good point. They have completely Westernized. As such, They are A) Victims, foremost. B) they only understand and credit POWER. C) they therefore ask and beg and do nothing. D) this is considered the highest possible morality. That is, to complain, be lazy, shiftless, poor, helpless, then die. And jealousy, as they contrast their state with another. Are they missing any deadly sins here? All seven? We’ll fill in the others later.

    The only enemy is WORK. Taking Action. It’s acting for yourself as you feel you should, outside of Orders.

    “• NATO Arms Designed to ‘Keep Kiev on Life Support’, Not Help Them ‘Win’ (Sp.)

    We send them one tank at a time. When you finish that one, you can have more. Mommy says. That’s not the part I’m interested in. It’s like, “Did you not notice???” Too soon? After the Anglos betrayed every ally for 400 years, including Russia IN WWII, only JUST stopped betraying Afghanistan one week before, you thought…what, exactly? What the actual are any of these guys thinking? We do the SAME thing every time. EVERY TIME!! For what reason, what evidence, anywhere, on Planet Dirt, the last 100 year did you think we WOULDN’T do this do you?

    I can only say you deserve it, I guess. Stick your head in the mouth of the alligator with the dead, headless body of another RIGHT THERE on the floor.

    …And so the CIA, the Elites, etc also believe. They feel they warned them, if they want to be stupid and die anyway, well that’s on them. Are they wrong?

    “Germany Preparing For War With Russia – Medvedev (RT)

    They’re sure not preparing very well. Do they have 10 working tanks yet? More troops than a football league? No? And neither does Britain? Okay, let me know.

    “MacGregor Says U.S. Military is Exposed, Runs the Risk of Multiple Pearl Harbors”

    This is The Plan, if not their whole strategy. Americans can’t be convinced to fight unless “Pearl Harbor” “Nine-Leven!!!” “Terrristsssss!!” “You Impune my Honor, Sir!” Oh My God. Despite PCR knowing literally nothing but opining on everything, this is what Russia denied us and what they, their whole strategy depended on. If you missed it, Lira talked about it for a year.

    We will keep “Losing” and opening up to an attack until it’s so unbearably attractive someone will do it. Like the last 200 years. Several points here, but did you never wonder why if America “loses” every war we took over the world and are considered the center, that we even run Europe? Some “losing”! I’ll ask General Grant what brand he drinks. Yeah, like this. Like France and NATO here, they put ever-more U.S. soldiers and U.S. arms on the Lusitania, on small islands 5 miles off the coast of China, and when something happens, “You Impune My Honor, Suh.” The stupid, the stupid. Please make it stop.

    “President Vladimir Zelensky has said, accusing Warsaw of using the situation for domestic political games”

    WTF does that mean? He’s saying how dare Poland be concerned with the well-being of Poles? What the actual is the opposite of this he IS supporting? Kiev is the world Capital and so naturally all human activity planetwide must support him?

    If you think that if Russia takes Ukraine, it will take Poland next, then say so. That’s not at all what you’re saying. You’re saying “Gimme cookies or else. Wah.”

    “• More Proof That COVID Killed Medical Ethics (Stansbury)

    Sadly the Opposite. Medical Ethics were dead to begin with. Almost no doctors or researchers have morality at all. 30 more papers removed yesterday, fake Cancer tests above, …Or Covid wouldn’t have been possible in the first place. Ex: “Let’s look at data!” A: No. “Let’s look at effects.” A: No. “Let’s have discussions!” A: No. “Let’s course correct with what we’ve learned so far.” A: No. What about the social and legal effects? A: No.

    So what can we do? DO WHAT YOU’RE TOLD. I tell you to die, so be quick about it.

    That’s Science! = No Data; No Discussion.

    • Scientists Expose Major Problems With Climate Change Data (ET)

    When your whole culture has no morality, then obviously that will be found in Medicine, Science, Law, Finance…

    Where does “Morality” come from? Sorry, but it has to come from within. Humans can mentally and logically justify anything, all actions, however idiotic or fatal, and regularly do; it’s not an outlier. It’s daily use. Talk to 10 humans and you’ll find one doing that RIGHT NOW. So you’re not going to find very sound “Morality” in mere “Logic.”. It’s “Logical” to kill every human the minute they stop being useful to you. Morality as we know it comes from a hidden, unseen world, the “Inner Light” of the Quakers. If you give up on your connection to God, to Source, you won’t notice for a while, but then this happens. Every time. And you can’t be cohesive, work, and cooperate until it returns. Like Russia. The Orthodox churches reopened, then this.

    Let me translate these Scientists for you: “We all know” that the environment is collapsing, maybe even due to CO2. Therefore, any fabrications I make up are perfect Goodness, Love, and Light..especially if my career also advances by using them. See? Win-Win.

    “The Founders never meant for us to trust our government” I wonder why. That sounds awful suspicious to me. Like CJ Hopkins above, the only real crime is asking questions and not loving Big Brother ENOUGH.

    Robot seeds: Pretty typical. Paying attention only to the robot and ignoring, hating the seeds. The life and green. Use ultra high tech manufacturing in a 50-acre parking lot beside a channelized riverbed, hauling seeds in with 10,000 gallons of diesel fuel, then out again on airplanes worldwide. You don’t need any of that. Just the seeds. Or nothing at all, not even humans.

    But let me compare: Fukuoka although from Japan, was asked to develop an un-desertification plan as for the Sahara. He took seeds of the area and rolled them in clay dust into balls. Then they toss them everywhere, neither knowing or caring what happens next. The seeds that work for one spot, trees for instance, become trees. The spots that work for another spot, grasses and covers, for instance, become covers. Nature sorts itself. We only nudge the opportunity of what would happen already. But no one cared. Why? A: No Robots. MUST HAVE SEX, DEATH, AND ROBOTS or it’s BORING.

    So I guess if robots are what it takes to make anyone plant something…but then wander off to pave more farmland to make more robots, then maybe, I guess? But I don’t think it’ll work until your mind is filled with life instead of machines. It’s your focus that matters. To us in the West, “Green” is a cancer. It’s a waste, aching to be used “Properly” to become something else, something important and wonderful, like a parking lot, a concrete bunker, a bombing range, or a mall. The only enemy is Cows. Must take all farmland and cover it in the wonderful green techosphere of non-working, shattered solar panels, their aluminum posts, cracked concrete foundations, and littersome plastic lines. Tearing up the earth, forests, hedgerows, so that we can put all that sun power into MORE leveled mountains, poisoned streams, and dead children of our Lithium powered cell phones. Only then will we be the Greenest of All, and there won’t be a single tree left on all of earth, our resting easy, our task finally complete.

    If you want green, just choose it. Just do it. You don’t need “Somebody else”.

    Figmund Sreud

    Alastair Crooke this a.m.:


    Figmund Sreud

    From “Opinion[ated]” Times this a.m. ( … via my inBox), boldadded by moi

    Nuclear War: The Rising Risk, and How We Stop It

    Few nations on earth are unaffected. If the strike happens in a country like Ukraine, among the largest grain-exporting nations in the world, the impact spreads quickly. The attack prompts an agricultural embargo to contain potentially contaminated crops, creating a domino effect of food shortages that spread across the Middle East, South Asia, North Africa and West Africa.

    Fear is as dangerous as contamination itself: Panic over radiation exposure and its long-term effects drives people from their homes, regardless of whether the threat in their community is real or not. Border crossings are quickly overrun.

    Anxieties over a wider nuclear war immediately spike, causing the New York Stock Exchange to plunge. Lockdown orders trigger a rush on groceries, wiping markets’ shelves clean.

    No one can say what would happen next. If it was Vladimir Putin who launched an attack on Ukraine, the U.S. has warned there would be “catastrophic consequences.” But the response might not be nuclear. It could be a devastating aerial bombardment aimed at Russia’s naval fleet, or Washington could decide to target a base in Belarus, where Russia has recently deployed nuclear weapons, avoiding a direct attack on Russian territory.

    A tit-for-tat escalation, once touched off, is difficult to stop. If the end result was a thermonuclear exchange between nuclear powers, like the U.S. and Russia, the impact on humanity would be swift and long-lasting.

    Even a limited nuclear war could be catastrophic. A 2022 scientific study found that if 100 Hiroshima-size bombs — less than 1 percent of the estimated global nuclear arsenal — were detonated in certain cities, they could generate more than five million tons of airborne soot, darkening the skies, lowering global temperatures and creating the largest worldwide famine in history.

    An estimated 27 million people could immediately die, and as many as 255 million people may starve within two years.

    Doc Robinson

    Supreme Court win for Trump, hot off the presses (3 minutes ago):

    “For the reasons given, responsibility for enforcing Section3 against federal officeholders and candidates rests with Congress and not the States. The judgment of the Colorado Supreme Court therefore cannot stand. All nine Members of the Court agree with that result.”


    The US Supreme Court has ruled in a unanimous decision that former President Donald Trump will be allowed to remain on primary and general ballots in the 2024 US election, after several states removed the former president under the 14th Amendment.

    Only option they had. Imagine a president elected by half the country.


    Effective Motivators use the MSM to control your emotions with hate, anger, fear, lies, Ignorance, fantasy/delusional
    Remember ….
    Covid-19, RussiaRussiaRussia, TrumpTrumpTrump, Sex/Abortion/life/death.
    Read more …Read TAE ….. Deterrence ….. The Truth …..
    March 1, 2024
    More proof that COVID killed medical ethics
    By James Stansbury
    Read more …Read TAE ….. Deterrence ….. The Truth …..

    The Braindead American Foreign Policy Establishment

    The Braindead American Foreign Policy Establishment
    March 3, 2024


    All nine agree.
    Thanks, Doc.

    John Day

    Thanks Doc Robinson: Long Time No See.



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    When, why, what will the result of OPEC+ cutting/lowering oil/energy production?
    What are they hiding?
    Is it, … running out oil?
    Is it ….. Waiting for selling price to go up?
    Is it … trying to make war more expensive?


    Who will replace Biden at the Democrat Convention in August?
    Who will be the V.P. that will replace Trump when he resigns after his election?

    John Day

    Original Blame

    The Ethical Skeptic explains the perfect excuse for a religious power hierarchy to abuse and terrorize all children and adults to further its absolute power.
    Original Sin – Your Mere Existence is Violence
    Burdening a hapless creature with the sole responsibility to bring only perfection into the presence of God, is the most ludicrous, vacuous, and diabolical philosophy ever crafted. The construct does bear a mission however: securing the enslavement, tithe, and worship of its intended victim.
    It is critical that one not place trust in any entity that advocates for such a notion. Regardless of their perceived status, those who propagate such a teaching are not concerned with the welfare of anyone in particular; rather, their aim is to assert their divine authority.
    Placing the weighty burden of achieving absolute perfection in the eyes of one’s putative God upon a helpless being is not just nonsensical, but it’s also one of the most profoundly misguided and malevolent philosophies ever conceived.

    Original Sin – Your Mere Existence is Violence

    The Origins and Diffusion of Patrism in Saharasia, c.4000 BCE: , Evidence for a Worldwide, Climate-Linked Geographical Pattern in Human Behavior*,
    by James DeMeo, Ph.D.
    Global geographical patterns of repressive, painful, traumatic, and violent, armored, patrist behaviors and social institutions, which thwart maternal-infant and male-female bonds, were correlated and developed through a systematic analysis of anthropological data on 1170 subsistence-level cultures. When the behavior data were mapped, the hyperarid desert belt encompassing North Africa, the Near East, and Central Asia, which I call Saharasia, was found to possess the greatest areal extent of the most extreme patrist behaviors and social institutions on Earth. Regions farthest removed from Saharasia, in Oceania and the New World, were found to possess the most gentle, unarmored, matrist behaviors, which support and protect maternal-infant and male-female bonds. A systematic review of archaeological and historical materials suggests that patrism first developed in Saharasia after c.4000 BCE, the time of a major ecological transition from relatively wet grassland- forest conditions to arid desert conditions. Settlement and migration patterns of patrist peoples were traced, from their earliest homelands in Saharasia, to explain the later appearance of patrism in regions outside of Saharasia. Prior to the onset of dry conditions in Saharasia, evidence for matrism is widespread, but evidence for patrism is generally nonexistent. It is argued that matrism constitutes the earliest, original, and innate form of human behavior and social organization, while patrism, perpetuated by trauma-inducing social institutions, first developed among Homo Sapiens in Saharasia, under the pressures of severe desertification, famine, and forced migrations. The psychological insights of Wilhelm Reich provide an understanding of the mechanism by which patrist (armored, violent) behaviors become established and continue long after the initial trauma has passed…
    These findings strongly suggest that the innate portions of behavior are limited to the pleasure-directed aspects of life and social living, which impart distinct survival and health advantages to the growing child, and work to preserve the social unit. These are the matrist behaviors and social institutions, which support and protect the bonding functions between newborn babies and their mothers, which nurture the child through its various developmental stages, and which encourage and protect the bonds of love and pleasurable excitation which spontaneously develop between the young male and female. From these pleasure-directed biological impulses come other socially cooperative tendencies, and life-protecting, life-enhancing social institutions. Such impulses and behaviors, which are prochild, profemale, sex-positive and pleasure-oriented, have been demonstrated to exist in more recent times predominantly outside the bounds of the Saharasian desert belt. However, they once were the dominant forms of behavior and social organization everywhere on the planet, before the great Old World desiccation occurred. Given the new evidence presented here, patrism, to include its child-abusive, female-subordinating, sex-repressive, and destructively aggressive components, is best and most simply explained as a contractive emotional and cultural response to the traumatic famine conditions that first developed when Saharasia dried up after c.4000 BCE, a response which subsequently spread out of the desert through the diffusion of traumatized and affected peoples, and their altered social institutions.

    Caitlin Johnstone, Aaron Bushnell’s Death Can’t Rightly Be Called An Act Of Suicide
    Toward the end of the interview, longtime Democracy Now host Amy Goodman asked Pierpont a question which drew an answer that’s worth highlighting and reflecting upon.
    “Would Aaron have described this as suicide?” Goodman asked Pierpont.
    “No, absolutely not,” Pierpont replied, adding, “He didn’t have thoughts of suicide. He had thoughts of justice. That’s what this was about. It wasn’t about his life. It was about using his life to send a message.”

    Thanks Fritz. (13 min video cuts to the chase at minute 4). Stealing J. Edgar Hoover’s Secrets | Retro Report : In 1971, a group of Vietnam War protestors broke into an F.B.I. field office in Pennsylvania and stole hundreds of government documents, in a heist that shocked a nation. Lesson plan for educators.

    John Day

    Obama’s CIA Asked Foreign Intel Agencies To Spy on Trump Campaign
    The revelation that the U.S. intelligence community, under the Obama administration, sought the assistance of the “Five Eyes” intelligence alliance to surveil Donald Trump’s associates before the 2016 election is a chilling reminder of the lengths to which the Deep State will go to protect its interests and challenge its adversaries. (The Five Eyes countries are the United States, the United Kingdom, Canada, Australia, and New Zealand.) This bombshell, reported by a team of independent journalists, exposes a dark chapter in American political history, where foreign intelligence services were reportedly mobilized against a presidential candidate.
    The alleged operation against Trump and his associates, which predates the official start of the FBI’s Crossfire Hurricane investigation, is a stark example of political weaponization of intelligence.

    The Supreme Court unanimously agrees that former President Trump cannot be removed from state ballots without an act of Congress, which must follow Constitutional due-process. Only Congress, not the states, can disqualify a presidential candidate under the Constitution’s “insurrection clause.”

    Not satisfied to let the Supreme Court-enforced Democratic process play out, House Democrats are now preparing legislation to try and keep Trump off the ballot.

    Appeals Court Overturns Jan. 6 Defendant’s Sentence, Potentially Impacting Dozens Of Cases
    An appeals court in Washington unanimously ruled that a Jan. 6 defendant’s sentence was improperly enhanced, a move that could impact numerous other Jan. 6 cases…
    ..On Friday, the U.S. Court of Appeals for the D.C. Circuit ruled that Larry Brock, who was convicted for a range of crimes related to Jan. 6, improperly had additional charges of “interference with the administration of justice.” The judge who wrote the court’s opinion wrote that the charge doesn’t apply to a sentencing enhancement, however, and struck it down.

    John Day

    Thanks Eleni, The Bible and Archaeology,
    Why does Israel need to exist? This question may seem startling and unfair, but it is one that is frequently asked and hotly debated. The various answers and arguments given fall under two categories. First is the political and somewhat historical answer, which argues that the Levant is the Ur-Heimat of the Jews and thus for Jews to settle there is not only natural, but an unquestionable (God-given) right, as it is simply reclamation of legitimately owned property, and it is the Palestinians who are recent interlopers. Here it is important to note that the vast majority of the land itself in Israel is owned by the state, and thus reserved for Jews, which means an exclusion of Palestinians. The second answer expands on this approach and seeks to bolster it by veering into the mystical and the messianic: Israel must exist because it is the necessary condition for housing the Third Temple, which in turn will bring the messiah and his “golden age.” This second answer brings together the aspirations of Protestant and Jewish Zionists. Both answers, sadly, also inform much of the anti-Arab sentiment that pervades the powers that be in Israeli society: the land does not really belong to Palestinians; the Jews, as God’s chosen people, must do what God needs them to do: build the Third Temple so that the age of the messiah can begin…
    ..In short, wherever the Second Temple might have been in Jerusalem (likely on Mount Ophel), it could not have been on what is now called “Temple Mount.” Only 19th and 20th century custom has established such a connection, which archaeology and history now seek to confirm. Some even say that the city of David could not have been located on the Mount, which again calls into question the Temple’s location.
    If one questions the veracity of the Wall today, one will called a “Temple denier,” which is akin to “Holocaust denial,” and to question the narrative of Al-Aqsa as the location of the Second Temple is to be a Palestinian apologist. In this way scholarly conformity is assured, since the official task of the historian in Israel is to confirm the eternal possession of the Levant by the present-day Jews, and the erasure of any other memory (Christian and Muslim).
    Some scholars even doubt that ancient Jerusalem truly has a Hebraic identity further back from the Roman period. But he who “controls the present controls the past.” Antiquity is a source of great power in Israel.

    The Bible and Archaeology

    Biden Trots Out Harris To Issue Biting Criticism Of Israel & ‘Inhumane’ Conditions In Gaza
    Harris has issued a call for a six-week ceasefire at a moment Israel is boycotting ceasefire talks in Cairo. Harris spoke Sunday in front of the Edmund Pettus Bridge in Selma, Alabama – scene of state troopers beating civil rights marchers almost 60 years ago.

    The US made its first successful aid airdrops over Gaza on Saturday, at a moment the White House is seeking to stave off further humanitarian disaster in the Strip as the war presses on. Local footage has begun emerging, captured by Palestinians scrambling to access the aid. Like Jordan before, the US C-130s flew low and dropped the aid crates over and near the beach. Hundreds if not thousands of people could be seen clamoring to open the crates.

    Israel Unveils New West Bank Settlement Expansion In Defiance Of White House
    Israel approved the building of 3,600 Israeli homes in a new West Bank settlement. The announcement came just days after Secretary of State Antony Blinken declared the settlements were inconsistent with international law.

    Heavy losses inflict ‘dramatic manpower crisis’ on Israel [This will accentuate the tense divide between militarily-exempt Ultra-Orthodox and secular Jewish Israelis.]
    The Israeli military is demanding an addition of at least 7,000 soldiers to its forces due to a serious manpower crisis…
    ..“The army is compiling the data that will explain how dramatic the manpower problem is,” it added.
    Just one day ago, Israel’s Defense Minister, Yoav Gallant, called to end draft exemptions for members of the ultra-Orthodox community. Gallant said he would only support legislation allowing for continued exemptions if all members of the ruling coalition backed it.
    The minister asserted that “all parts of society” must “bear the burden” of service.
    Gallant’s position could result in tension with ultra-Orthodox parties in the coalition, viewed as integral to the current government’s survival, according to Hebrew media.
    However, the army’s demand for a boost in manpower “has nothing to do with politics or the demand for equal burden: The situation is simply not good and does not match the threat map,” Ynet wrote.
    Israel is taking severe losses in its genocidal war in Gaza and its attempt to eradicate the Palestinian resistance. While Israel claims that Gaza’s southernmost city of Rafah is the final Hamas stronghold, the group’s military wing, along with several other factions, continue to fiercely confront Israeli troops across the strip.

    John Day

    Big Serge encapsulates what we have been following in the Russia-NATO proxy war in Ukraine. The NATO preparations from 2014, to make a NATO-style Ukrainian army, to use against Russia, were met with a Russian response 2 years ago, as Ukrainian artillery preparation began for an assault on Donetsk and Luhansk. The first NATO army was destroyed in 2022, leading to peace negotiations, thwarted by UK PM, Boris Johnson at NATO’s behest. Ukraine made some counteroffensive gains after Russia stepped back during peace-negotiations. A second and third Ukrainian NATO-spec army have been eliminated, along with global stockpiles of Soviet-era military equipment and ordnance.
    Ukraine has suffered severe attrition of military age men, due to vast battlefield losses. The Ukrainian soldiers and people have lost the will to keep fighting. The ability and political-will of the western European countries and US to supply this losing war are rapidly evaporating.
    Russian military production has vastly increased, and is replacing stockpiles, while keeping up with war-usage. NATO+Ukraine production falls far short of this, and is not on track to ever meet daily demands of artillery shells, as one example.
    As time progresses, the negotiating position of Ukraine/NATO will only worsen, but desperate ploys are now presented as some kind of “save” for the “Ukraine will win” story.
    Russia has the capacity to keep grinding forward along the vast front, and to also make large, dramatic advances as it sees fit. Russia moves vast military reserves around behind the lines of combat, forcing Ukraine to move reserves and war machinery, weakening other points of that line.
    ​ Russo-Ukrainian War: The Deluge

    ​ JACK POSOBIEC and MIKE BENZ: When the dust settles, Ukraine will be ‘the largest operation in CIA history’
    ​ “It’s my contention that when the dust settles on this, the Ukraine skirmish in the aftermath of the 2014 Maidan coup is going to ultimately be the largest operation in CIA history.”​ Compared to the CIA’s Syrian operation under Barack Obama, which was revealed to be the most expensive operation up to this point, Ukraine will blow it out of the water once ​all said and done, Benz said.
    ​ Posobiec clarified that Benz was implying the NYT article was a “limited hangout” when “an operation becomes so compromised, or public knowledge or public interest becomes so obvious around something,” that the CIA begins to unveil pieces of the big picture, like an “onion.”
    ​ When the US involved itself in Ukraine in the Barack Obama, Hillary Clinton, and John Brennan era, “We were riding high and riding dirty. And that’s what this was, we thought we were unstoppable and we could just coup anyone we wanted, there’d never be any repercussions, and no one would ever stand up for themselves, and Russia would never actually backstop it,” Benz said.

    ​ Hungarian Foreign Minister Peter Szijjarto also warned Western leaders that talk of direct NATO intervention could lead to a “third world war”
    ​ Ukraine will not be able to strengthen its negotiating position on the battlefield as some Western leaders think it will, and the longer peace talks are postponed, the worse the outcome will be for Kiev, Hungarian Foreign Minister Peter Szijjarto has warne.
    ​ Speaking to Radio Kossuth on Sunday, Szijjarto said that he has been “hearing for months” about how the Ukrainian military is gaining ground at the front “from which they can start negotiations from a better position.”​ “In recent weeks, it has become clear that this scenario has failed, that time is on Russia’s side,” he continued, warning that “the later a ceasefire is called and negotiations begin, the worse it will be for Ukraine.”

    ​ Concerned about a weaponized financial system, many countries have signaled plans to remove their gold and other assets from the U.S. in the wake of the unprecedented Western sanctions imposed on Russia over its invasion of Ukraine.
    ​ And at least one congressman is demanding answers from the Federal Reserve as to how much foreign gold has actually been removed from U.S. shores so far.​..
    ..(The) FRBNY’s gold holdings decreased from 2012 to 2019, then increased by 10,000 bars from 2019 through this year.
    Assuming the Fed’s website is accurate, one possible reason for the recent uptick is that FRBNY has taken custody of the gold from Ukraine’s central bank.
    ​ Has Ukrainian Gold Offset the Withdrawals of Other Nations?​ Such a scenario would explain news reports from 2014 about Ukraine’s gold reserves being “hastily airlifted” to the United States from Borispol Airport just east of Kyiv.
    ​ At the time, the New York Fed refused to answer questions from the Gold Anti-Trust Action Committee about whether it had taken possession of Ukraine’s gold. But when Ukraine disclosed in July 2022 that it had sold $12 billion of its gold reserves since the Russian invasion, the Gold Anti-Trust Action Committee returned to the issue.
    ​ “The United States and its allies have appropriated tens of billions of dollars in military and humanitarian aid to Ukraine. So why would Ukraine need to sell its gold reserves unless doing so was a condition of all that U.S. and European assistance, especially since the United States already had taken custody of the Ukrainian gold?” Chris Powell asked in a July 2022 article.
    ​ Chris Powell told Headline USA that it’s time for the Federal Reserve to start providing answers.​ “What does the Federal Reserve know about international gold flows that it doesn’t want the American people to know? Does this knowledge involve the grotesque financial mismanagement of the U.S. government and its currency? Why shouldn’t the American people know?”

    ​ Why They Are Creating $1 Trillion Of Debt Every 100 Days
    ​ The house of cards, built upon a crumbling foundation of debt comes crashing down when deficits are allowed to drop below $1 trillion. Running in place gets more expensive by the day.
    Now it requires $1 trillion of new debt every 100 days to achieve nothing but remaining static economically. The regime media pundits and the cabal on Wall Street tell us the economy is doing great. No recession in sight. All is well. The dumbed down and distracted ignorant masses don’t realize all the reported “economic growth” is “created” by the government, enabled by The Fed, spending billions on their wars in Ukraine and the Middle East, funneling the money into the Military Industrial Complex corporations; paying for the transportation, feeding, and housing of the illegal invading hordes; hiring more government drones to harass the citizenry, and desperately trying to prop up a corrupt tottering empire in its final death throes.


    Good resource for on-the-ground snow conditions in CA: ALERT Wildfire Cams

    Bersepeda di hutan. “Everything’s so f#(+ing GREEN!!!


    Finishing off the 2nd Abrams

    Double tap to the head

    John Day

    Germany launches investigation into leaked Crimean Bridge attack talk​ , The Defense Ministry fears that Russia may have spied on Luftwaffe generals
    ​ “We are checking whether communications within the Air Force were intercepted,” a spokesperson for the German Ministry of Defense told the outlet Bild. “We cannot say anything about the content of the communications that were apparently intercepted.”​…
    ..The Bundeswehr has also resorted to censorship. Multiple accounts on X (formerly Twitter) that distributed the recording were blocked in Germany as of Friday evening.

    ​ Gilbert Doctorow has a theory about how this completely avoidable leak of a high level military meeting got out. The outcome might be the opposite of the intention: The Bundeswehr scandal: loose ends
    ​ There are many ‘loose ends’ in the story about the Bundeswehr generals discussing how to use Taurus missiles to destroy the Kerch (Crimea) bridge, not least of which is the question of Russians supposedly breaking secure communications lines to obtain the recording which RT’s Margarita Simonyan made public…
    ..Sosnovsky … asked who were the generals recorded on the tapes, what are their relations to the civilian authorities in Germany and to Big Brother in Washington. When you do that, the plot really thickens.
    ​ The overall commander of the Luftwaffe, Lt General Gerhartz is very close to German Defense Minister Boris Pistorius, who depends on him for advice on military questions since he, Pistorius, is clueless…
    ..Sosnovsky speculates that the discussion of possibilities for using Germany’s 500 km range, air launched Taurus cruise missiles to attack the Kerch (Crimea) bridge, a discussion in which Gerhartz acted as moderator, was intended to find holes in the Chancellor’s arguments against turning over these weapons to the Ukrainians. The fact that their conversation was overheard, that is to say ‘tapped,’ by outsiders may not have been an accident but instead was their very intention. In short, Sosnovsky is suggesting that a putsch to oust Scholz from power may have been the real intent of the plotters.​
    ​ This scenario is supported by the use of communication lines that were not and could not be completely secure.​ Discussions of such confidential security issues are, by military regulation, never to be held with anyone outside the boundaries of the Federal Republic. And yet one of the key participants, Erik Gräfe, was in Singapore at the time and the line was WebEx internet telephony from Cisco, meaning that U.S. intelligence could have easily intercepted it, not to mention the intelligence gatherers of another 15 countries, including Russia.
    ​ As Sosnovsky points out, Gräfe was not vacationing in Singapore. No, he was just on a stopover on his way to Alaska. To Alaska? In this regard, it is highly relevant to mention that Gräfe has had close professional relations with the Americans. At the end of 2019, he was appointed as the Federal Republic’s military attaché in the German embassy in Washington. This was when he was promoted to the rank of Brigadier General.
    ​ I will take a step beyond the educated guesswork of Mr. Sosnovsky and ask whether it was not indeed Washington that was behind this putsch plot, since to its more rabid Russophobes in the Biden administration Scholz is not fit to purpose.

    The Bundeswehr scandal: loose ends

    Macron did his job and said his lines.​ Macron’s Idea to Send NATO Troops to Ukraine ‘Made Him Look Very Foolish’–1117069472.html

    Blackwater founder calls for ‘ugly peace’ in Ukraine​, The West should recognize Crimea and Donbass as part of Russia in order to freeze the conflict, Erik Prince has said

    ​ The Internationalization of the Neo-Liberal Shock​
    Looking at the present day, under the light of the formulation revealed by Astrid Klein’s​ “The Shock Doctrine” is an enlightening challenge and absolutely reveals the historical importance of the analysis that is carried out, even if, in my opinion, it suffers from a certain “historical punctuality” considering the moments of application of a process that has come to be known as “neo-liberal economic shock theory”.
    ​ Klein’s analysis, based on known historical facts, recounts secret CIA experiments in psychology and psychiatry, the application of the techniques in Pinochet’s Chile and many other countries (including post-Soviet Russia), and the neo-liberal doctrine of Milton Friedman’s “Chicago Boys”, tells us of a process whereby the population is put into a permanent state of shock in order to leave it unresponsive (as in lobotomy treatments), so that, under the cover of the generated amorphism, extremely unpopular measures are applied which, above all, are diametrically opposed to the interests of the majority…​
    ..We can draw two direct conclusions: the process of applying the shock doctrine evolved from the nation state to the entire world; it also evolved, from the financial component, to broader ones, such as total war; always in an increasing logic of evolution from the least to the most complex, until, if we do not prevent it, our total destruction.
    ​ From the particular to the general, this is the movement that led to the refinement, expansion and globalization of the shock doctrine. The most impoverished countries serve as guinea pigs, allowing the test that is then generalized to the whole world. This is the essence of American and Western hegemony; this is why it is in direct contradiction with the interests of the peoples!
    ​ And they bring us into a world of permanently induced, international, multifaceted and totalizing shocks, always under the pretext for which lies in the “need for protection”; but the result is unequivocal: with each session, each layer, we find ourselves increasingly gagged, conditioned and impoverished.
    ​ The ultimate contradiction: the more shocked we are, the more disarmed we become!

    The Internationalization of the Neo-Liberal Shock

    John Day

    ​ Potentially “shocking” … Why Is Congress Nuking Northeast Gasoline Reserve As Part Of Bill To Avert Shutdown?
    ​On Sunday night, Congressional negotiators revealed a bill which will fund key parts of the government through the rest of the fiscal year which began in October…
    ..But what neither of them mention is that the bill also nukes the entire Northeast Gasoline Supply Reserve – which, at roughly 1 million barrels, is too small to matter on a national scale – but which could serve as a critical cache of energy in the event of another major disaster.
    The Northeast Gasoline Supply Reserve was established in 2014 following Hurricane Sandy, which cut through refineries and fuel terminals resulting in fuel shortages in some parts of the northeast. The rationale for draining it is that it “does not have the operational functionality that was envisioned post-Sandy,” former President Trump said of the supply in 2017.
    What’s more, once the reserve is drained, the bill mandates that the entire thing will be shut down.

    ​ As unelected British Prime Minister Rishi Sunak whined about ‘democracy’, a man in the UK was imprisoned for two years for the crime of distributing stickers that criticized mass migration.​ Yes, really.
    ​ Sam Melia, who has a young daughter and a wife 8 months pregnant with their second child, is behind bars after a judge ruled he had ‘incited racial hatred’ by distributing the stickers.​..
    ..While Melia was locked up for ‘offensive’ stickers, the same judge gave a man who was caught in possession of child sex images no jail time.

    Man Jailed For 2 Years Over Stickers as PM Whines About ‘Democracy’

    Hunter Finally Admits Joe Biden Is “The Big Guy”

    ​ Meryl Nass MD, Very Important: Mainstream Belarus TV runs a 7 minute segment on the WHO scam!!! [“Asymmetric counterattack” in proxy war? I wonder.]
    The dam (holding back information) is finally starting to leak. The truth is coming out and millions will learn what the globalists are using the WHO for: a world takeover. With English subtitles​.

    ​ More proof that COVID killed medical ethics
    ​ A February 12, 2024 Slay article reported that thousands of elderly COVID patients in the United Kingdom (U.K.) were secretly euthanized in April 2020 by injection with the drug Midazolam…
    ​..Having had a career in analytics, I was skeptical. I reviewed the ResearchGate investigation documentation fully expecting to find fake news. Instead, I found that the report was exceptionally well researched and documented, and the claim appears valid…
    ..About 28,000 care home residents died in April 2020 across England, which represented about one third or 33.5 percent of all deaths in England. Many of the UK elderly with comorbidities or terminal illnesses have died with euthanasia in care homes, and not from COVID-19 due to few cases of infections early in 2020.” …
    ​..“New guidelines were rapidly developed in early 2020 by the National Institute for Health and Care Excellence (NICE) for managing COVID-19 symptoms, including those at the end-of-life. The rapidly developed new guidelines effectively opened the door to implement a policy of euthanasia in UK during the pandemic.”

    John Day

    ​Meryl Nass MD, UK: Sunak, Mitchell and Cameron and the WHO
    John Stone reveals damning evidence of senior UK government officials’ involvement in WHO and GAVI – explaining the government’s refusal to discuss the WHO ‘Pandemic’ Treaty
    ​ Despite receiving a petition with over 100,000 signatures, the UK parliament refused (just a few weeks ago) to hold a debate about the UK’s continued membership of the World Health Organisation. In this guest post, John Stone provides a possible explanation – that senior Conservative Party politicians are completely entwined in the workings of the WHO and GAVI – both of which are heavily bankrolled by Bill Gates.

    ​ A Midwestern Doctor has curated video clips and excerpts clearly and well: This Senate Panel On The Vaccines Is The Red Pill We’ve All Been Waiting For
    This excellent presentation meticulously breaks down exactly what went awry throughout COVID-19. What everyone needs to know is summarized below.



    El Supremo Woketardistan



    Fast Take-out



    Letitia spends a lot more money than could be afforded by a civil servant. What were the odds?

    What do I mean? Well, in 2023 alone, James spent over $28,500 on hotels. Over $15,000 of that was spent on luxury hotels in Puerto Rico.


    Letitia James crushing it with that “sassy black women finger wagging” Thing.



    A Johns Hopkins medical errors study found last year, medical errors in the Empire of Lies were responsible for approximately 440,000 deaths in the US, making it the 3rd leading cause of death



    Oh Canazida!

    A restaurant in Toronto is charging people a 2% tax on their bill to fight climate change.

    Saving the planet one meal at a time!



    Same old same old…..

    Hardly anyone knows this history. Operation Gladio details the unholy alliance between the CIA, the Vatican, and the Mafia dating back to World War 2.

    They used the Vatican bank to launder billions of dollars from the Mafia and CIA drug trafficking



    Mexico wants to join BRICS in 2024!

    Feel the Burn Duh’merica







    John Day

    Go AMLO!
    BRICS+ Mexico

    Maxwell Quest

    Tom Luongo’s got a new piece out today explaining why Tulsi Gabbard is the best choice for Donald Trump’s VP pick. I wholeheartedly agree with him and said the same last week during coffee clutch. She ticks off many boxes to form a unifying ticket, one that would be difficult to assail by the DNC dirty tricks team. They would only end up shooting themselves in the foot with a bigger caliber than normal.

    The Supreme Court Resets the Game for Trump’s Vice-President


    Half million dead Ukrainians. Crippled and murdered women and children in Gaza. Why? The jew wants to rule over a Wasteland, count his money, and fuck kids. Its past time to pretend. Face the Demon


    So far this spring I have collected 28 litres of sap from my sugar maple tree in my back yard.
    I installed 4 taps into the maple tree in late January, unusually early.
    It turned out to be a good move because if I had waited until mid – February I would have missed half the sap flowing season.
    After the first week of February the sap flow has been more off than on.
    This past weekend, I finished boiling down the 28 litres of sap, that I had collected, in to 3/4 litre of maple syrup.
    It takes about 40 litres of sugar maple sap to create 1 litre of maple syrup.

    In my best corrupt Wall Street version:

    Backyard Sugarbush Operation:
    IPO pending -Share Offering Price $100,000 per share
    A 3 Year Money Losing Corporation
    Striving for market share.

    1st Quarter 2024 Preliminary Operational Results
    Maple Syrup operations got off to an earlier than expected successful start this year.
    All sugar maple tree taps were successfully installed the day before the sugar sap began flowing.
    To-date 28,000,000 micro-liters of sugar sap have been successfully collected.
    Boiling operations successfully boiled the sugar sap into 750,000 micro-liters of very sweet maple Syrup!
    The sweet smell of success!

      Maxwell Quest:

    Who will replace Biden at the Democrat Convention in August?
    Hillary Clinton
    Who will be the V.P. that will replace Trump when he resigns after his election?
    Tulsi Gabbard

    John Day

    Tom Luongo: The Supreme Court Resets the Game for Trump’s Vice-President
    (Oops, I see Maxwell House beat me to the coffee, er punch.)

    The Supreme Court Resets the Game for Trump’s Vice-President

    John Day

    @WES: If “you are what you eat”, be careful with so much sap, eh?

    John Day

    @Oroboros: I always endeavored to be one of the doctors who did not kill people.

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