May 302024
 


Ivan Aivazovsky The Ninth Wave 1849

 

This Is Insanity: Trump Case Judge Issues Unbelievable Jury Instructions (ZH)
Trump Tells Donors He’d Bomb Moscow and Beijing – WaPo (RT)
Et tu, Trump (Paul Craig Roberts)
‘Lightweight’ Biden Officials Lack Gravitas to Negotiate with Russia (Sp.)
Ex-Ukrainian Prime Minister: Zelensky is Nothing But Impostor Since May 21 (Sp.)
Zelensky is ‘An Outlaw’ – Russian State Duma Chairman (RT)
Western Experts Realizing NATO Expansion Was A Mistake – Lavrov (RT)
Lavrov: NATO Plans to Supply F-16s to Ukraine a Signal in Nuclear Sphere (Sp.)
Robert De Niro Court Presser Turns into a Sad Spectacle (Turley)
“Democracy is on the Ballot” (Turley)
Evidence That President Raisi, FM Amir-abdollahian Were Murdered (Helmer)
No Zone is Safe (Manley)
My Name Is Khan. I’m From The ICC and You’re Under Arrest (Jay)
Netherlands’ Ex-Intelligence Chief To Be Next Prime Minister (Sp.)

 

 

 

 

Kash Patel

 

 

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RFK
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Larry Ellison

 

 

Trump& Musk

 

 

 

 

“..they could split 4-4-4 and he will still treat them as unanimous…”

This Is Insanity: Trump Case Judge Issues Unbelievable Jury Instructions (ZH)

Legal minds are beside themselves at how the judge in the Trump ‘hush money’ case has instructed jurors to rule – first in what constitutional law professor Jonathan Turley called “the coup de grace instruction,” Judge Juan Merchan said that there is no need to agree on what occurred – and can disagree on what the crime was among the charges. “Merchan just delivered the coup de grace instruction,” Turley wrote on X. “He said that there is no need to agree on what occurred. They can disagree on what the crime was among the three choices. Thus, this means that they could split 4-4-4 and he will still treat them as unanimous…” “This is absolute insanity,” posted Missouri Attorney General Andrew Baily, in response to another Turley observation – namely that the jury will not be given copies of their instructions, but can ask for them to be read again. What could be behind this activist judge?

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With closing arguments in Donald Trump’s hush money trial having ended on Tuesday, jury deliberations have officially begun, putting the outcome of the case in the hands of a dozen New Yorkers. A jury of seven men and five women were instructed to begin deliberating just before 11:30 a.m., where they will weigh in on the first criminal trial of a former US president. While the jurors’ discussions will be in private, they can send Trump-hating Judge Juan Merchan notes asking to rehear testimony or review evidence. “It is not my responsibility to judge the evidence here. It is yours,” said Merchan. Trump is charged with 34 counts of falsifying business records in connection with an alleged scheme to shelve potentially embarrassing claims during the 2016 US election – similar to how the Clintons paid Paula Jones $850,000 to drop a sexual harassment lawsuit after more than four years of legal action. According to Merchan, “Your verdict on each count you consider, whether guilty or not, must be unanimous,” adding “That is, each and every juror must agree to it.”

That said, they do not need to be unanimous on what crime they think Trump is guilty of. “You should discuss the evidence and consult with each other, listen to each other, give each other’s views careful consideration. And when you deliberate, you should do so with a view to reaching agreement when that can be done without surrendering an individual juror,” Merchan continued. As the Epoch Times notes further, all the evidence from trial has been loaded onto a laptop, and Juror 4 and Juror 6 volunteered to operate it for the group. Merchan checked with defense attorney Todd Blanche about whether defense counsel explained to President Trump about evidence being on the laptop for jurors. Mr. Blanche affirmed that defense counsel reviewed the contents of the laptop and have no objections to this protocol. “I always watch the jurors. I watch to see who is paying attention and who is not,” said Merchan. “Justice Merchan said. “Each of you is very engaged in this case. But we’re not going to excuse [alternates].”

During closing arguments on Tuesday, Merchan criticized Blanche for telling the jury that the former president could go to prison if they convict – and reminded them that their decision would be based on the word of Michael Cohen, who Blanche described as a “liar” who “lied to” the jury. “You cannot send somebody to prison, you cannot convict somebody based upon the words of Michael Cohen,” said Blanche – to which prosecutors jumped in and objected. Merchan agreed, sustaining the objection. “That was outrageous, Mr. Blanche,” he said. “Someone who’s been a prosecutor as long as you have, someone who’s been an attorney as long as you have knows that it’s highly inappropriate.”

Vivek

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This “report” doesn’t smell quite right. Also:

“..The Trump campaign, however, has dismissed the WaPo report as “fake news.”

Trump Tells Donors He’d Bomb Moscow and Beijing – WaPo (RT)

Former US President and current Republican candidate Donald Trump has told campaign donors that he “would have bombed” Moscow and Beijing if they’d attacked Ukraine and Taiwan respectively on his watch, the Washington Post reported on Tuesday, citing sources. According to numerous donors, advisers and other people close to him, the former president has ramped up his fundraising campaign rhetoric ahead of his likely rematch with incumbent Joe Biden in the upcoming November election. Trump, who regularly addresses foreign policy topics at such events, reportedly claimed that he would have bombed the Russian capital in response to its Ukraine campaign, and prescribed the same response to a hypothetical Chinese move to assert its sovereignty over Taiwan. These remarks “surprised” his donors, according to the Washington Post.

Former President Trump is also said to have made a “series of audacious requests” to solicit significant campaign contributions at funding events, as he has reportedly promised tax cuts, approvals for oil infrastructure projects, and other policies that his donors might appreciate. Some legal experts interviewed by the Washington Post noted that such promises and requests are “testing the boundaries of federal campaign finance laws.” Trump is no stranger to hardline rhetoric, famously threatening North Korea with “fire and fury” when tensions over Pyongyang’s nuclear and missile programs flared in 2017. On the Ukraine conflict, however, he had earlier promised to settle hostilities within just 24 hours if reelected by sitting down with both Ukrainian leader Vladimir Zelensky and Russian President Vladimir Putin.

An earlier Washington Post report suggested that Trump hoped to end the conflict by pressuring Ukraine to agree to recognize at least some of its territorial losses to Russia. In the fall of 2022, four former Ukrainian regions voted to join Russia, following in the footsteps of Crimea, which did so in 2014. The Trump campaign, however, has dismissed the WaPo report as “fake news.” In February, Bloomberg also reported, citing an adviser to the ex-president, that if Trump wins the election, he could pressure Ukraine to negotiate peace with Russia by threatening to cut massive US military assistance to the country. Russia maintains that it is open to talks over Ukraine; however, in the fall of 2022, Vladimir Zelensky signed a decree banning all negotiations with the current leadership in Moscow.

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“..Americans must stand up to the Democrats weaponization of law and show that such law is unacceptable by vindicating Trump in the November election..”

Et tu, Trump (Paul Craig Roberts)

No sooner do I finish an interview about the rapidity with which we are traveling the road to Armageddon than we pick up speed. Trump campaign donors report that Trump told them he would have bombed Moscow and Beijing if they’d attacked Ukraine and Taiwan on his watch. So the likely next US president tells the world that in the interest of Ukraine and Taiwan, two artificial states created by Washington, he is prepared to launch World War III. No more talk about normalizing relations with Russia. That talk brought him eight years of troubles and indictments. Trump now out-neocons the neocons. There is no doubt that Trump has been persecuted for eight years and faces a collection of civil and criminal indictments simply because he said he intended to normalize relations with Russia.

This was seen as an attack on the budget and power of the military/security complex. Trump was threatening their world by taking away their necessary enemy. The CIA director called Trump a traitor to America. My position has always been that Americans must stand up to the Democrats weaponization of law and show that such law is unacceptable by vindicating Trump in the November election. Otherwise, the result will be the institutionalization of weaponized law, which means tyranny. As important as law is as a shield of the people instead of a weapon in the hands of the state, it takes second place to avoiding nuclear Armageddon. I can no longer support Trump.

The situation could not be more dangerous. The entire leadership of the Western world is committed to war with Russia. European leaders are telling Europeans that Europe must be prepared for war with Russia. No one in Washington, and precious few among policy analysts, will admit to any US responsibility for the dangerous situation. The fact that Washington overthrew the government in Ukraine, installed a puppet, trained and equipped a large Ukrainian army to retake the independent Donbas republics, deceived Putin with the Minsk Agreement, mischaracterized Putin’s protection of Donbas as an invasion of Ukraine, and used every opportunity to widen the war is simply unspeakable in the Western world. Anyone who tells the truth is a Putin agent/dupe. The denial of the reality of the conflict is leading directly to a major war, perhaps humanity’s last war, and no Western leader is alarmed.

They are only alarmed that Washington is losing its proxy war. The determination is not to end the war but to expand it with long-range missiles and NATO troops to prevent Washington from losing the war. A few brave American students protest Israel’s slaughter of Palestinians, but no one protests the rapidity at which we are traveling the road to nuclear Armageddon. The American public is unaware of, or unconcerned with, the risk. Nowhere in any of the Western democracies do the people have a voice. The Western media is given over to war propaganda. Compared to the emphasis on reducing tensions that characterized the long Cold War, I can only conclude that the West has gone insane and is incapable of recognizing reality and behaving responsibly. Biden has refused the responsibility of his office to meet with Putin and resolve the dangerous situation. Instead, Biden insists on continuing an existential threat to Russia.

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“The West is playing poker and the Russians are not playing games..”

‘Lightweight’ Biden Officials Lack Gravitas to Negotiate with Russia (Sp.)

Which White House official has the clout to go toe to toe with Russian Foreign Minister Sergey Lavrov? “That’s a trick question. Nobody.” So says Serbian-American journalist Nebojsa Malic, who joined Sputnik’s The Final Countdown program Tuesday to discuss how the Biden administration’s diplomatic deficit prevents Washington from dialing down tensions with one of the world’s foremost military powers. “The West is playing poker and the Russians are not playing games,” said the veteran columnist for AntiWar.com, who claimed the United States has consistently provoked Moscow. “The Ukrainians are losing badly on the operational and tactical level [and] the strategic level, arguably, as well,” he added, claiming that talk of Ukraine firing US weapons into Russia is intended “to present to their own population that they’re doing something.”

The issue has represented the latest controversy in the West’s ongoing proxy war against Moscow, with US Secretary of State Antony Blinken publicly making the case to encourage Kiev to strike within Russian territory. “But you can say that that particular rubicon has been crossed months ago,” said Malic. “These long-range strikes – they’re hitting oil refiners, they’re hitting cities, they’re hitting civilians – they’re not striking military formations. Never did.” “This whole talk of, ‘oh, but we couldn’t disrupt the offensive because we weren’t allowed to strike Russian territory,’ is just an excuse from Zelensky and his command to justify their total and utter failure on the battlefield. And that’s why it’s arisen… ‘let’s do this because we’re going to blame the West for not letting us fight.’”

As Russia has consolidated their gains on the battlefield and pushed north towards Kharkov, Western media has begun to acknowledge the Kiev regime’s dire straits. With Ukrainian victory now more unlikely than ever, Russian President Vladimir Putin has reiterated that he is open to negotiating peace. But Moscow prefers to negotiate with “the people who make the decisions,” noted Malic, who reside not in Kiev, but in Washington. “Do you see a scenario where Antony Blinken and Sergey Lavrov sit down and have tea together?” asked host Angie Wong. “No,” the analyst replied bluntly. “Simply put, no. I don’t think Lavrov wants to negotiate with somebody who’s such a lightweight,” he claimed, apparently unimpressed with Blinken’s guitar playing abilities.

“[William] Burns actually might be the person,” said Malic, referring to Biden’s CIA director who has helped facilitate negotiations with Israel. “He used to be an ambassador to Russia, if I remember, and he might have the adequate gravitas to negotiate. Although does he have the authority? I don’t know. But yeah, Burns might actually be someone that the Russians might be willing to discuss things with.” The writer ran through the list of other top officials in the Biden White House, attempting to conjure someone who approaches the stature of Russia’s longtime top diplomat. “Sullivan: no. Harris: no. Biden, himself: don’t make me laugh. Blinken: no. Austin: no, also he’s indisposed. Yeah, I think Burns might be the guy.”

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“..[Zelensky] is not a specialist, not a patriot of his country, he is just a random person in power, a puppet.”

Ex-Ukrainian Prime Minister: Zelensky is Nothing But Impostor Since May 21 (Sp.)

Zelensky’s presidential powers expired on the night of May 20-21 and cannot be extended per the Ukrainian Constitution which limits the presidential tenure to five years. Despite calls from the West to secure a second term via a general election in Ukraine, he refused to do so – using the pretext of martial law to continue. “It is absolutely obvious to anyone who is familiar with electoral law and the Constitution of Ukraine that Zelensky has become an impostor since May 21,” Nikolay Azarov, prime minister from 2010 to 2014 and a veteran politician with over 20 years of experience in Ukrainian politics, told Sputnik. Azarov went on to trash Zelensky’s martial law pretext to justify canceling elections: “Zelensky did not declare war [against Russia]. He also did not announce any military operation. He simply introduced martial law. Why did you introduce martial law if you are not declaring war?”

The former Ukrainian president’s unwillingness to hold elections stems from his legitimate fear that he would have lost miserably, according to the former prime minister. “If there were a chance [of winning], he would have held elections,” he said. “Nothing prevented him from holding elections, because the entire administration, all the security forces, all the penal structures, everything is in the hands of his administration.” Azarov suggested that Zelensky could have held elections in the territories controlled by Kiev – akin to what his predecessor Petro Poroshenko did during his presidential tenure. But even under these conditions, Zelensky understood that he could not win and could be easily beaten by any other contender, like General Valery Zaluzhny, the ex-prime minister presumed.

“It is absolutely clear to everyone, with the possible exception of an extremely narrow circle of people, that [Zelensky] is not a specialist, not a patriot of his country, he is just a random person in power, a puppet. And therefore he would hardly have won if any [presidential] candidates had emerged,” Azarov said. As Zelensky’s tenure expired on May 20, the Verkhovna Rada (Ukrainian Parliament) and its speaker are now the only legitimate powers in Ukraine, Russian President Vladimir Putin told reporters on May 28, adding that the Ukrainian Constitution provides for the extension of the powers of the parliament, but not the president, under martial law.

Responding to Putin’s remark, Chairman of the Verkhovna Rada Ruslan Stefanchuk argued that the president of Ukraine exercises his powers until his successor assumes the post. However, the debate over Zelensky’s legitimacy is gaining pace regardless of Stefanchuk’s assertions. “The military conflict has been going on for three years now. It is still difficult to say how long it will last. Will [Zelensky] continue to usurp power all this time? This raises legitimate questions,” Azarov said.

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“..the Ukrainian constitution stipulates that presidential duties must be performed by the country’s speaker of parliament until an election is held..”

Zelensky is ‘An Outlaw’ – Russian State Duma Chairman (RT)

Ukraine’s Vladimir Zelensky has essentially committed a blatant power grab by deciding to keep his presidential post after his term officially expired, Russian State Duma Chairman Vyacheslav Volodin has said. Writing on Telegram on Wednesday, Volodin proclaimed Zelensky – whose presidential term officially ended on May 20, an “outlaw,” adding that Ukraine has plunged into a “crisis of power.” The lawmaker recalled that the Ukrainian constitution stipulates that presidential duties must be performed by the country’s speaker of parliament until an election is held and a new president sworn in. However, Ruslan Stefanchuk, the parliament’s speaker, said that Zelensky must remain as president and denounced as “an enemy of Ukraine” anyone who questions his legitimacy.

He also argued that the nation’s constitution says that the president must perform his duties until a new leader is sworn in. Volodin disagrees, however, pointing out that the extension of the president’s term can only be done on the basis of an election, which Zelensky refused to greenlight, citing martial law imposed after the start of the Ukraine conflict. “Anything else is a state crime. And this is what Zelensky has committed,” the MP said. He went on to remark that foreign leaders found themselves in “a difficult position,” explaining that while they have the right to meet with Zelensky, “international agreements and treaties with him will have no legal force, because he has lost his powers.”

“This carries risks of non-return of funds and many other problems in the future,” Volodin added. Russian President Vladimir Putin said on Thursday that the only legitimate authority in Ukraine is now the parliament, adding that “a deep legal analysis” of Zelensky’s current status should be carried out. The Russian president also suggested Zelensky is being kept in office by “overseas masters” so that he and his government would become scapegoats for all recent and future “unpopular decisions.” Meanwhile, Zelensky himself has claimed that he “is not really bothered” by talk of his perceived illegitimacy, adding that his fellow Ukrainians know the national law and can draw their own conclusions.

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“..‘don’t have a war over this. We don’t need NATO enlargement for US security. In fact it’s counter to US security’.”

Western Experts Realizing NATO Expansion Was A Mistake – Lavrov (RT)

Historians and political scientists in the West have finally grasped that NATO’s post-Cold War expansion led to conflict in Europe, Russian Foreign Minister Sergey Lavrov has said, adding that this expansion was driven by Washington’s “irresistible desire” to dominate the continent. “Today, many historians and political scientists in the West express the point of view that their colleagues have been declaring for many, many years, maybe even decades. This is the fact that when the Warsaw Pact ceased to exist, when the Soviet Union extended its hand for unification with Europe, the US and the West as a whole on the basis of equality, mutual benefits and respect, no one dissolved NATO. And actually no one planned to,” Lavrov told a meeting of ambassadors in Moscow on Wednesday. “Just yesterday, a famous US economist, political scientist Jeffrey Sachs, cited this mistake in an interview with [US journalist] Tucker Carlson,” Lavrov noted.

Sachs on Lavrov
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“Now, we can confidently say that the irresistible desire of the US to retain control of Europe through NATO was the reason.” In a video interview with Carlson published on Tuesday, Sachs condemned successive US administrations for breaking Washington’s promise to former Soviet leader Mikhail Gorbachev by expanding NATO to swallow up former Soviet satellite states in eastern Europe. “They got this idea that ‘we’ll expand NATO so that every country in the Black Sea around Russia is a NATO country. We’ll get Romania and Bulgaria, we’ll get Ukraine and we’ll get Georgia’,” Sachs explained. “And the reason was very clear. This is our way to basically dominate Eurasia. We are the sole superpower. We are unchallenged.” Among those who pushed back against Washignton’s expansionism were political scientist John Mearsheimer, Cold War strategist George Kennan – who called it ‘the most fateful error of American policy in the entire post-cold-war era” – and William Burns, the current director of the CIA who in 2008 described NATO’s offer of eventual membership to Ukraine as “the brightest of all red lines” for Moscow.

Speaking to reporters after NATO offered future membership to Ukraine and Georgia in Bucharest in 2008, Russian President Vladimir Putin stated that Moscow views “the appearance of a powerful military bloc on our borders… as a direct threat to the security of our country.” When Putin sent US President Joe Biden a draft security agreement in late 2021, Sachs contacted National Security Adviser Jake Sullivan and urged him to treat the document as a basis for negotiations, he told Carlson. “The core of it was ‘stop the NATO enlargement’,” Sachs explained. “I called the White House myself at that point and said ‘don’t have a war over this. We don’t need NATO enlargement for US security. In fact it’s counter to US security’.”

“We should have disbanded NATO,” he concluded. “It’s doing huge damage to Europe, it’s destroying Ukraine…and almost nobody stands up and talks about it.” An economist and political analyst by trade, Sachs worked as an adviser to three UN secretaries general, and to the governments of Russia, Ukraine, and other post-Soviet countries during the 1990s. Since the start of the Ukraine conflict in 2022, he has consistently called on the US to stop financing the Ukrainian military and push for a ceasefire between Kiev and Moscow.

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“Russia will consider the supply of F-16 fighter jets to Ukraine a deliberate signal action by NATO in the nuclear sphere.”

The F-16 CAN carry nuclear loads, so Russia must presume that is what they do. Can’t afford to wait and see.

Lavrov: NATO Plans to Supply F-16s to Ukraine a Signal in Nuclear Sphere (Sp.)

Russia considers the idea of a hypothetical convening of a peaceful international conference on the settlement of the Ukrainian conflict with the participation of both Moscow and Kiev as a possible continuation of China’s efforts to create conditions for resolving this crisis, Russian Foreign Minister Sergey Lavrov told Sputnik. “As for the idea of convening an international peace conference in a timely manner, which would ensure the equal participation of Russia and Ukraine and the discussion of all available peace initiatives, we regard it as a continuation of Beijing’s efforts to create conditions for resolving the Ukrainian crisis. We share the position that, first of all, it is necessary to eliminate its root causes, ensure the legitimate interests of all parties,” Lavrov said. Future agreements on the settlement of the Ukrainian conflict must be based on the principle of equal and indivisible security, the minister added. Lavrov also noted that Russia believes the US has become an accomplice to Kiev’s crimes, when it comes to Ukraine’s missile strikes on Russian cities.

“In the US national security strategy, Russia is called an immediate threat. The US and NATO explicitly say that their goal is to inflict a ‘strategic defeat’ on our country. In this context, the fate of the civilian population of Russian cities is not of interest to the White House, which has become an accomplice to the crimes of the Kiev regime,” Lavrov said. The United States is actually exacerbating the conflict in the Middle East by publicly declaring its commitment to a just solution to the Palestinian problem, Russian Foreign Minister added. “The Americans continue to publicly speak about their commitment to a just solution to the Palestinian problem. At the same time, in practice, they plentifully add oil to the flame of the armed confrontation,” Lavrov stated. The Russian Foreign Minister further indicated that Russia will consider the supply of F-16 fighter jets to Ukraine a deliberate signal action by NATO in the nuclear sphere.

“F-16 fighter jets have long been the main means of delivery in the framework of the so-called NATO joint nuclear missions. Therefore, we cannot but consider the supply of these systems to the Kiev regime as a deliberate signal action by NATO in the nuclear sphere. They are trying to make it clear to us that the US and NATO are ready for literally anything in Ukraine,” Lavrov said. At the same time, the supply of F-16 fighters would not change the situation on the line of contact in any way, the minister added. “These jets will be destroyed, as well as other types of weapons supplied by NATO countries to Ukraine,” Lavrov said. He also stated that the drills on the use of non-strategic nuclear weapons of Russian and Belarus should talk sense into western opponents about the consequences of escalation. “We hope that the Russian-Belarusian drills held these days to practice the use of non-strategic nuclear weapons will bring our opponents to reason, reminding them of the catastrophic consequences of further progress of nuclear escalation,” Lavrov said.

On Monday, the Belarusian Defense Ministry said that Belarusian and Russian air forces are conducting joint tactical flight drills on May 27-31. Russia and China agree on the importance of increasing defense cooperation, not only on a bilateral basis but also in multilateral formats, Sergey Lavrov said. “We share the opinion on the importance of increasing defense cooperation not only on a bilateral basis but also within the framework of multilateral formats. This understanding is set out in a joint statement signed following the visit of Russian President [Vladimir] Putin to China. Specifically, we are talking about expanding the scale of joint drills and combat training, conducting sea and air patrols, and developing the potential for joint response,” Lavrov said.

The cooperation between Beijing and Moscow is not aimed against any third country, the minister said. “Military cooperation with China is based on a high level of mutual trust. Russian-Chinese cooperation is aimed at strengthening international security and is carried out in accordance with the norms of international law. The combination of our efforts is not aimed against third countries. We and our Chinese friends are forced to take into account the negative military and political trends in the Asia-Pacific region and take measures to mitigate their consequences,” Lavrov said.

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“..reputations, you know, a lifetime to build, seconds to destroy.”

Robert De Niro Court Presser Turns into a Sad Spectacle (Turley)

In the movie A Bronx Tale, the character played by Robert De Niro tells his son that “the saddest thing in life is wasted talent.” Yesterday, the actor appears to have forgotten his own cinematic advice in a bizarre press conference organized by the Biden campaign in front of the Manhattan courthouse during the trial of former President Donald Trump. In a raving, disconnected press conference, De Niro predicted the end of democracy and then the world if Trump is not stopped in New York. De Niro offered a rambling monologue and exposed the danger of an actor speaking without a script:

“It’s a good time to reflect on how Americans fought and died so that we may enjoy the freedoms guaranteed to us by a democratic government, a government that as President Lincoln said of the people by the people for the people shall not perish from the earth. Under Trump this kind of government will perish from the earth. I don’t mean to scare you. No, no, wait, maybe I do mean to scare you. If Trump returns to the White House, you can kiss these freedoms goodbye that we all take for granted. And elections, forget about it. That’s over. That’s done if he gets in, I can tell you right now, he will never leave, he will never leave. You know that he will never leave.”

De Niro has gone full Travis Bickle. However, now 80, it came across as De Niro screaming at the courthouse for Trump to get off his lawn. The diatribe is consistent with the messaging of Democrats, including President Biden, that “democracy is on the ballot” and that this may be our last election. De Niro was not satisfied with that alarmist message and decided to take it to an apocalyptic level in predicting a global meltdown. As I have previously written, it is a narrative that ignores our history and our values. To suggest that this may be our last democratic election is to suggest that both branches (and the population at large) would stand idly by as a president assumed tyrannical powers. That did not occur, even when this country was united by wars and national emergencies. With the nation now divided right down the middle, it is even less likely.

That is why the “democracy is on the ballot” claims border on defamation against our Constitution. We have the most successful and stable democratic system in history. The success of that system is not measured by those who would riot or challenge our values. It is measured by how the system responds. Our system works because it was not only written for times of relative unity and calm, it also was written for times like these. What was particularly weird is that the Biden campaign succeeded in reinforcing the view of this case as lawfare, an effort to stop Trump at any cost.

That message was also reaffirmed by President Biden stating that he will hold a press conference on the verdict. After the third highest ranking official in the Biden Justice Department joined the prosecution to bring the case, the announcement only magnified the view of a case that is being used for political purposes. De Niro walked away pursued by hecklers and proceeded to exchange profanities. The question for the Biden campaign lingered as to what was achieved by the chaotic scene outside of the courthouse. I am a great fan of De Niro’s artistic work, a legacy of great movies that are now an indelible part of our culture. That is precisely why, as I watched from the Fox camera location near his presser, I was more sad than surprised by the spectacle. As another De Niro character said in the movie Stardust, “reputations, you know, a lifetime to build, seconds to destroy.”

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Popular slogan this year…

“Democracy is on the Ballot” (Turley)

“Democracy is on the ballot.” That mantra of President Joe Biden and other Democrats has suggested that “this may be our last election” if the Republicans win in 2024. A few of us have noted that the Democrats seem more keen on claiming the mantle of the defenders of democracy than actually practicing it. Democrats have sought to disqualify Donald Trump and dozens of Republicans from ballots; block third party candidates, censor and blacklist of those with opposing views; and weaponize the legal system against their opponents. Most recently, in California, democracy is truly on the ballot and the Democrats are on the wrong side.

California has always prided itself on the ability of citizens to vote on changes in the law directly through referenda and ballot measures. That is precisely what citizens are attempting to do with a measure that would require voter approval of any tax increase, including a two-thirds vote for some local taxes. It is called the Taxpayer Protection Act and it is a duly qualified statewide ballot measure slated for the November 2024 ballot. The state Democrats are apoplectic over the prospect of citizen control over revenue and taxes. What was a quaint element of democratic empowerment is now challenging a core vehicle of Democratic power. So Gov. Gavin Newsom and other Democratic leaders have taken the issue to the state Supreme Court to demand that citizens be denied the right to decide the issue. In oral arguments, the attorney supporting the challenge explained to the justices that citizens are simply not equipped to deal with the complexities of taxation and should not be allowed to render such a decision.

In a prior decision, Associate Justice Mariano-Florentino Cuéllar wrote that “Whether the context involves taxation or not, all of these cases underscore how courts preserve and liberally construe the public’s statewide and local initiative power. Indeed, we resolve doubts about the scope of the initiative power in its favor whenever possible and we narrowly construe provisions that would burden or limit the exercise of that power.” Half of the Court seemed to be inclined to deny the public the right to decide the question. The Court, however, may wait until after the election to render a decision on the limits of democracy in California.

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Not real evidence.

Evidence That President Raisi, FM Amir-abdollahian Were Murdered (Helmer)

The release of fresh details of the fatal helicopter flight on May 19 which killed Iran’s President, Ebrahim Raisi, and Foreign Minister Hossein Amir-Abdollahian is ruling out bad weather, machine failure, signals interference, on-board bomb or ground-fired missile as the cause of the crash. Iranian civilian, military and clerical officials are also excluding Israeli or US involvement. Instead, Raisi’s chief of staff, Gholam-Hossein Esmaeili, a civilian lawyer and Raisi loyalist for many years, has described a sequence of details, preceding and following the incident, which hint at suicide murder by one of the pilots of the presidential aircraft. Esmaeili made his remarks on Tehran television on the evening of May 21. He revealed that Raisi’s helicopter was flying second in a convoy of three aircraft, while Esmaeili was flying third, behind Raisi, when his helicopter “suddenly disappeared”. The pilot of the third helicopter then “decided to circle and return to search for the President’s helicopter”.

Esmaeili also said that attempted calls to Raisi, Amir-Abdollahian, and the pilot of their aircraft, Colonel Seyed Taher Mostafavi, all failed to produce a response. However, two calls were answered by Ayatollah Mohammad Ali Al-Hashem, the only passenger who appeared to survive the impact and fire of the crash, but died soon after. Al-Hashem represents the clerical power in East Azerbaijan province. According to Esmaeili, Al-Hashem said “our situation is not good, the copter has crashed into the valley”. Al-Hashem’s remark appears to rule out a missile strike or bomb explosion. Esmaeili’s statements rule out adverse weather conditions and the sight or sound of mid-air explosion. An Iranian Army General Staff statement, issued last Friday May 24, after investigation of radar, radio, other telecommunications, and the aircraft debris, has confirmed normal navigation and communications between the helicopter pilots and with ground controllers.

“Gunshot wounds or similar ones have not been seen in the remaining parts of the helicopter,” the report claims, “in the conversations of the control tower with the flight crew, no suspicious cases have been observed.” The implication is also that there were no sudden machine failures triggering loss of pilot control and indicated by either pilot or automatic instrument distress signals. Because the Raisi aircraft disappeared into clouds ahead of Esmaeili, and there was no heat burst from missile or bomb strike, satellite images by Russian, US, or Chinese satellites are unlikely to have recorded what happened. The signals intelligence collected by Russia and the US is also unlikely to have recorded more than Esmaeili has admitted.

That leaves the Russian hint published by Konstantin Malofeyev, owner and editor-in-chief of Tsargrad, citing a retired Russian Air Force general. According to Major General Vladimir Popov (retired), “the main threat to top officials during air travel comes from themselves”. The mainstream Russian press, the Moscow military bloggers, and RT, the state propaganda organ, have all avoided analysis of the incident forensics and speculation of motive; they have stuck to repeating official Iranian news releases. RT’s version of Esmaeili’s statements is significantly shorter and less comprehending than the Islamic Republic News Agency (IRNA) report and the Times of India video. “Esmaeili’s statement points to Raisi’s pilot making the decision to crash,” comments a western military source. “Why order the other two aircraft to ascend and get above the clouds, and then not do so himself?”

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“..Israel had acted in defiance of the ruling of the International Court of Justice (ICJ), after the court ordered them to cease their military offensive in Rafah last week..”

No Zone is Safe (Manley)

The attack on what the IDF had designated as a “safe zone” came shortly after a barrage of Hamas rockets reached central Israel on Sunday; the group’s first long-range strikes in months. No deaths or injuries were reported following the strike. On Monday, an Israeli airstrike killed 45 people and as a result, has left the world shocked as more than half of those killed included women, children, and the elderly. Global condemnation followed the strike, with the most condemnatory of those coming from the Arab League nations and the Global South in general, Sputnik reported. Others stressed that Israel had acted in defiance of the ruling of the International Court of Justice (ICJ), after the court ordered them to cease their military offensive in Rafah last week. President Recep Tayyip Erdogan of the Republic of Türkiye lambasted Tel-Aviv, saying: “We will do everything to hold these barbarians and murderers accountable.”

But while some Western countries spoke out against Israel’s atrocities, the US appeared to keep mum on their ally’s assault. “Israel has a right to go after Hamas, and we understand this strike killed two senior Hamas terrorists who are responsible for attacks against Israeli civilians,” a US National Security Council spokesperson said. “But as we’ve been clear, Israel must take every precaution possible to protect civilians.” According to witnesses, at least eight airstrikes struck the camp of displaced victims about 600 feet from a UN warehouse. A Palestinian Red Crescent spokesperson said the Israeli Defense Forces (IDF) had previously identified the camp as a “humanitarian area.” The IDF confirmed the strike as well, claiming that “significant Hamas terrorists were operating” there and said the strike’s “precise intelligence” had eliminated Hamas’ chief of staff for the West Bank.

Survivors said that the families were preparing to sleep when the strike hit the Tel Al-Sultan neighborhood, according to a Reuters report. A Palestinian mother described the strike as a “loud noise” followed by a fire that erupted around them. Palestinian authorities have reported that over 35,000 Palestinians have been killed since the conflict first broke out in October. A majority of those who have been killed are believed to be women and children. Cindy McCain, the head of the United Nations World Food Program has also warned that Gaza has now entered a “full-blown famine”. And yet, the Biden administration has said that they do not believe Israel is committing “genocide” in the Gaza Strip.

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“..We have to underline the equal worth of every child, every woman, every civilian in a world that is increasingly polarised and if we don’t do that, what’s the point of us?”

My Name Is Khan. I’m From The ICC and You’re Under Arrest (Jay)

There’s been nothing like it before. The arrest warrants for both Hamas leaders and Benjamin Netanyahu by the ICC create a new precedent for the so-called rules-based order of the West and its elites. With now countries like Norway, Ireland and Spain already declaring that Palestine could be recognised as a state, with at least 100 Global South countries ready to back such a bold move, the pressure on U.S. President Joe Biden is mounting, as he manages to back himself and his administration into a corner with America increasingly isolated now on the world stage. What happens when the Global South wakes up and realises that these international courts in the Hague are merely tools for any U.S. administration to arrest and detain any leaders around the world who they can’t assassinate or replace easily and that the ‘rules-based order’ is just an excuse for the U.S. and UK to break their own rules around the world when it suits them to support U.S. hegemony?

Karim Khan is the man who could shatter in one blow the credibility of these institutions and put America even farther behind in its declining power, struggling to adapt to the multipolar world. Khan is the chief ICC prosecutor who issues the warrants which are subject to approval by the ICC’s judges. If they are issued, they would immediately become a much more significant potential constraint on Israel’s leadership than a ruling by the International Court of Justice (ICJ) in a case brought by South Africa, which ordered Israel to suspend its military campaign in Rafah. If granted, it could be a game changer which could set the entire Gaza war and its endeavour to have its own state on a new path, crushing once and for all any hegemony the U.S. thinks it still wields in the Middle East.

Khan’s announcement accused Binyamin Netanyahu, Israel’s prime minister, and his defence minister Yoav Gallant, along with three Hamas leaders, of crimes against humanity. It was the first time that a sitting western-backed leader had been targeted by the court and it prompted international outrage. It’s important to note that the ICC is not a court linked to the UN but formed by a treaty signed in Rome in 2002 and was largely backed by poor countries whose regimes were afraid of being victims of coup d’états from neighbouring countries. Broadly speaking, the difference between the ICC and the ICJ is that the former issues arrest warrants for dictators with pressure on the member states themselves to enact them. Neither Israel nor the U.S. are members.

Khan recently gave an exclusive interview to the London Times where he revealed how much he is hated by western leaders, in particular from his own country, like Rishi Sunak, who called the decision “deeply unhelpful”, and President Biden, who called it “outrageous”. “Our job is not to make friends,” he says. “It’s to do our job whether we are applauded or condemned. We have to underline the equal worth of every child, every woman, every civilian in a world that is increasingly polarised and if we don’t do that, what’s the point of us?”

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Geert Wilders’ Party for Freedom (PVV) won bigly in the elections. But he’s considered unacceptable as prime minister. Bring on the deep state!

Netherlands’ Ex-Intelligence Chief To Be Next Prime Minister (Sp.)

Former Dutch General Intelligence and Security Service Director-General Dick Schoof has acknowledged that he had been asked to be the next prime minister of the Netherlands, The NL Times has reported. Dutch media reported on Tuesday that the new Dutch coalition government, which includes the Party for Freedom (PVV), the People’s Party for Freedom and Democracy (VVD), the New Social Contract party (NSC) and the Farmer-Citizen Movement party (BBB), planned to nominate Schoof as the next Dutch prime minister. The report said on Tuesday that Schoof, 67, is likely to take office on June 26. The newspaper cited the ex-intelligence chief as saying that he plans to be a leader for the entire country and remain “partyless” while in office. The prime minister is traditionally chosen as a member of the largest party in a coalition, which is currently the PVV led by Geert Wilders, the newspaper reported, adding that Schoof said he will not be “dragged to an extremist stance.”

“For me, this is a very intense moment. I never would have expected to be asked; to stand here is an honor. It’s very special, and I’m well-aware that the prime minister of the Netherlands is an intense job,” the report quoted Schoof as telling a press briefing. Dutch broadcaster RTL Nieuws reported in mid-May, citing sources, that former Dutch Minister of the Interior and Kingdom Relations Ronald Plasterk, who acted as a mediator at the beginning of negotiations on the current coalition, could be the most likely candidate for the post of prime minister. Plasterk was the minister of the interior and kingdom relations in the second cabinet of incumbent Prime Minister Mark Rutte from 2012 to 2017 and served as the minister of education, culture and science in the cabinet of then-Prime Minister Jan Peter Balkenende from 2007 to 2010. However, the official announced earlier in May that he was not ready to lead the new Dutch government.

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    Ivan Aivazovsky The Ninth Wave 1849   • This Is Insanity: Trump Case Judge Issues Unbelievable Jury Instructions (ZH) • Trump Tells Donors He’d B
    [See the full post at: Debt Rattle May 30 2024]

    #159999
    Oroboros
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    • Robert De Niro Court Presser Turns into a Sad Spectacle

    What a Maroon

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    #160000
    Dr. D
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    “Judge Merchan just told jurors that they DO NOT have to unanimously agree on what crime Trump is guilty of…”

    Pick a crime, any crime… You can pick 12 crimes, or you can pick crimes we didn’t even mention. We won’t ask.

    You see, this is a perfect example of how these guys work and it’s subtle and clever, I don’t know how, by some sort of demonic instinct, I guess. You see, they work and operate by WEAKNESS. It’s early so I can’t remember but there are CONSTANTLY laws passed on this basis. They put pressure on someone, a few they can target, who need to escape, and so they leave an out that this law is so patently illegal and ridiculous that that House/Senate/Supreme Court will toss it out. No danger for YOU to pass it. Then it passes, (or even doesn’t) and they just SAY it passed, they ALSO have the others in a box, and it becomes-the-law-that’s-illegal-and-no-one-passed. For 100 years, like the Fed or Income Tax.

    The Guildford Four comes to mind. Yes they resisted, but why did they finally break and sign confessions? Because the confessions were ridiculous, illegal, and would be thrown out of court if only they could GET to a lawyer and a court. …Spoiler: they weren’t. They served 15 years. And everyone knew it was illegally done.

    Same thing here: what we do is allow the Jury an OUT, a loophole. Rather than be shot and have their house burned down in NY, or worse, have to admit Trump may not be innocent, but these charges are delusional, THEY know, WE know, EVERYBODY knows, he’s just going to get off on appeal. What’s the harm? Charge him now, he’s a rich guy, he’ll get out in no time. …And AFTER he’s in jail for the election and loses. Win-Win, amirite? Just play along, pal, and no one gets hurt.

    This is near-universal in life or at least American life. Any time you go to traffic court and plea “I was not drunk, your honor” (a lie, you were) and you SHOULD take the required consequence, instead you have to plead, that is, avow legally, to the court, that you ran a stop sign instead. That was a lie. There was no stop sign, nor did you run it. You are committing perjury at the express DEMAND of the court. Occasionally someone realizes this and gets disoriented by the entire court, all the “experts” and entire American legal system is telling them committing a crime makes them innocent while telling the truth makes them guilty. Yet that’s how it works. That they can swim in this and think nothing of it for 100 years tells you were their minds are.

    So the Judge DOESN’T CARE. This is how it always works. His job isn’t to hang Christ on a cross, just say “I see no fault” and wash his hands so the NEXT guy can do it. …And then, collectively, he’s hung on a cross somehow when no one said to do so. No ONE person signed the orders. Magic! No ONE can be blamed. Because they’re all cowards and weasels. Because they DO know right from wrong or they wouldn’t be so shy about it. Then there’s also no appeal, as each appeal rests on tiny, meaningless arcana as we see with Assange. What jurisdiction? What timing? Which appeal? You know, ruling against this miniscule point of law isn’t REALLY that bad…and Assange and the Guildford Four die in prison. …It’s law as created by the Screwtape Letters.

    What is it really for? WEAK MEN. If you have any weakness, won’t fight like a badger to the death, they can find some dishonorable out, some loophole you can tell yourself when Assange is tortured for 20 years, or one Judge in one minor court flips and decides the Presidency of the whole nation. This is why you need RELIGION. Because they will ask you to die for your cause and one of the other entertainments in court is when you have a guy like Ron Paul who will take a principled position. ANY principled position. “They” can’t stand this and will immediately set to work proving he’s a unprincipled, self-serving scoundrel like they are. You see this most commonly in Preachers. They just send every temptation, tireless, year after year, political alliances, honey pots, young girls, money, cars, power, anything. THEY CAN’T STAND IT. They can’t stand the thought of anyone even THINKING, even TRYING to be honest. It keeps them up nights and no price is to high nor campaign too long to “Get one” of these guys. Who-Think-They’re-Better-Than-Us. Huh. (Narcissists at work. Cluster B. No: — I — must be better than YOU.)

    Yeah, well, FIRST they DON’T think they’re better than you, and second, the rest of us don’t have 50 multi-millionaires paying to have temptation drop-shipped to our door. When it may not even be happening, like “I’ll mail you drugs and when you take theminto the house to open the mystery package the police show up. Boom: Front Page news, Caught with a pound of coke. With the background threat that “I’ll kill you and everyone you know” hovering in the background like we just saw with the ICC. Thankfully as above, because they are cowards they are cowards and don’t egg themselves on over the line very often.

    So IF you can find a SINGLE principled man, who has sense and can compromise, but just says “Heck no, you’re crazy if you think I’ll flip my support to John “Veins in my Teeth” McCain,” this system of weaseling doesn’t work on them. So generally after a while, they just shoot them dead in a ditch. They can’t stand, cannot abide ANY such honest men to tread the earth. Union or workers rights people who won’t corrupt have a very high mortality rate for instance.

    Anyway, that’s back to Merchan and NY. “What’s the harm?” Right? “YOU know it’ll all vanish on appeal, it’s not really your fault. Just play along…” …As then they use the opportunity for your KNOWN setup to assassinate a U.S. President in Rikers. “But I didn’t know.” Oh yes you did. You knew what you did was wrong, and you were taking the sleezeball route out. You just didn’t realize it was MURDER. You thought it was just toppling democracy itself and ending the American Experiment forever. And you said yes because that wasn’t your guy. Then I, the guy who setup and arranged it, will BACK-Blackmail you because of your internal guilt about it, who-knew-you-were-doing-wrong. Win-win.

    This is the true banality of true evil. “Play along” that we need to build a dock and not just open the gates. Play Along that SAYING something about Palestinians is a 6-month sentence but killing 30,000 of them isn’t a crime. Play along that we’re a little bit hard on outsiders and a little bit nicer to our friends. Play Along. “Go along to get along.” Be a “Pal.”

    …And so with all of you here, you’re so super-cool. Just like the evil working in this example YOU can’t stand for any man to TRY to be good. They all have to be bad, and not just bad, but totally super-baddie bad, with an icing of “Never did anything good and never will, never can.” Why? Emotionally you can’t stand it, just like them. You can’t stand somebody, somewhere might be FIGHTING, doing something, getting involved. Because IF there is some good you can do or support, then you’re a coward and weak sitting on your couch doing nothing, saying “There are no good men, we already lost, what’s the point.”

    Yeah, and you are. No war was ever fought by GOOD men. Because they were all fought by FLAWED men. That’s the American Story, that’s what’s really told in our myth of the Founding Fathers, that they were NOT good men, and did NOT agree. At all. Then shot each other. But you can still DO something, and make something great, redeem something lost, create something moral. And it’s pure weasel weakness if you don’t, you fear, lying awake at night.

    But you get out of all that if you just say the other guy is wrong. He’s no better than you, he’s a no-good lout and deserves what’s coming to him. What’s the harm? What’s the difference?

    Yes, that’s EVIL. That’s the evil in all of us we fight badly each day and generally lose. That’s the dividing line that runs through every mans’ heart. BUT WE TRY. And in trying, become better and make the world better too. There are only two directions: Up, and Down. TRY to move up, or don’t TRY and slip down.

    That’s why we have the famous quote:

    “It is not the critic who counts; not the man who points out how the strong man stumbles, or where the doer of deeds could have done them better. The credit belongs to the man who is actually in the arena, whose face is marred by dust and sweat and blood; who strives valiantly; who errs, who comes short again and again, because there is no effort without error and shortcoming; but who does actually strive to do the deeds; who knows great enthusiasms, the great devotions; who spends himself in a worthy cause; who at the best knows in the end the triumph of high achievement, and who at the worst, if he fails, at least fails while daring greatly, so that his place shall never be with those cold and timid souls who neither know victory nor defeat.” ― Theodore Roosevelt

    Or maybe this one: “In any moment of decision, the best thing you can do is the right thing, the next best thing is the wrong thing, and the worst thing you can do is nothing.” –Theodore Roosevelt

    You may be worse than nothing. You’re doing the thing that discourages OTHERS from helping and doing something. Don’t give in and do that. If you’re not going to do your part, at least don’t stop others from doing theirs.

    “France’s Macron Backs Ukrainian Strikes Inside Russia

    Russia is openly saying that France is at full, declared war with them. British MPs are saying this, that Britain is at open, declared war with Russia. Biden has openly said we are at full war with Russia.

    But this is #OppositeLand, where we are BOTH at war with Russia and the #Opposite and not at war. All things and their #Opposites are equal. (Says the perfect definition of sheer raving madness)

    “Democrats To Virtually Nominate Biden To Ensure Ohio Ballot Access

    Biden is both nominated and not nominated as he’s nominated BEFORE he’s nominated. Got it? Great, now how do you get sheer madness into a court on appeal?

    “Seattle Squatters Smug As County Swamped With ‘Enormous Backlog’ Of Eviction Cases

    Great idea! What does this do, you anti-capital communists? IT CRUSHES ALL THE SMALL LANDLORDS, and? Then it GIVES ALL AMERICAN REAL ESTATE TO FACELESS MULTINATIONAL CORPORATIONS and d—k rocket billionaires. Nice going! Can you think at least ONE move ahead? This is like pigeon chess, and trust me, BlackStone and Larry Fink won’t mind. When every small landlord is dead, they’ll roust you out of the squats having no allies, and lock you into a concrete block house as there will be no “Neighborhood Diversity” left. …Having nice things costs money and they’re not into that. Like your 1890s 3rd floor stained glass Victorian apartment, only a small landlord would ever do that. Blackrock would burn the place down, and have.

    “Japan’s Largest Nuclear Reactor Remains Idle, Despite Nation’s Energy Crunch

    Killin’ some folks. The only bad thing is humans. Must be killed everywhere, at every time, for every reason. Gee, I wonder why life is so hard down here?

    “Kash Patel:” Stop being a child. You have to make compromises. You don’t win every battle. Boy, good thing our founding fathers never disagreed or made compromises or we wouldn’t be here today. That’s why they never lost a fight! Yessirree, that’s why there’s no America today!

    Eric Trump: Yes, that is the goal for NYC and everywhere. Now we can all see it. This is what they WANT, they have ALL the power, they make ALL the choices, and they WANT $5k for every felon and crime up 500% while every billionaire leaves. This is greatest, bestest for the poor and minorities of course.

    Jeffery Sachs is indeed a centrist, and he actually believes these things. I guess we need people like that but to me he’s a midwit who can’t conceive there are criminals anywhere who are up to something. When you have more a few criminals, then your master plans won’t work (as Russia 1990s he was in on) but when we’re 80% criminals now it’s ludicrous.

    Oh well. He’s smart and means well even if he’s in some kind of rarefied air tupperware box.

    “• Et tu, Trump (Paul Craig Roberts)

    Don’t believe everything you read, Paul. It was WaPo who published it. Good thing they haven’t had any retractions since 2020 or 2016 right? Good thing they picked “WMD and Ties to Al-qaeda” right and that “They’d greet us with flowers.”

    “Compared to the emphasis on reducing tensions that characterized the long Cold War, I can only conclude that the West has gone insane and is incapable of recognizing reality and behaving responsibly.”

    Ya think?

    “the Russians are not playing games,”

    Let’s just quote this part out. Russia isn’t bluffing. Russia doesn’t bluff. Why should they? Why would they? As above we just SAY that – like “Bulls—t” uncaring if it’s true – to give YOU an out. Nobody cares if it’s real or not. Your “Out” is, “I didn’t know; you told me they were bluffing.” Well that’ll be fine consolation when we have a worldwide nuclear exchange and you can hold all your children’s withering bodies as they starve to death, taking in toxic radioactive dust with each breath. You’ll really sleep well at night. #Winning! Tiger Blood!

    This is a few other things. They won’t HOLD THE LINE for Truth. Stand on principle. So that the Big Lies are built out of the little lies. It’s “Putin, Putin, Putin”. One man. “Putin is a dictator” not honestly elected at an 80% margin with huge turnout. “Russia is a gas station” but ALSO “Russia is running the world and fixing all events and all elections worldwide.” Etc.

    These “little” lies culminate in mis-apprehending, misunderstanding, miscalculating to your own perfect destruction and death. So that some OTHER guy – the billionaire ministers and reagents who whispered in your ear – wander off into the sunset with your nation and your fortune, raping your daughter. What could be a happier ending than that?

    DON’T TELL LITTLE LIES.
    DON’T TELL BIG LIES.
    DON’T TELL LIES.

    It’s hard enough to not be wrong all the time even if you DON’T tell lies, much less if you do and swallow them all day. Stop it. Hold the line and cut off the people who are weak and do this. Don’t cooperate with them. It’s a codependency that works to both of your destruction. Even if you love Biden, don’t tell lies to protect him so you can save his son from madness and death. Right? Is that Love? Or hate?

    Don’t tell lies. ‘Cause here we are.

    “Yellowcake. WMD and Ties to Al-qaeda. RussiaRussiaRussia. Dominoes of Democracy. We had to kill the village to save the village.” Don’t tell lies.

    “Austin: no, also he’s indisposed.” Meaning, dead? Blown up in Ukraine? And what new NATO general did they blow up in Lviv attack last night?

    Yeah, I think Burns might be the guy President.”

    “• Ex-Ukrainian Prime Minister: Zelensky is Nothing But Impostor Since May 21 (Sp.)

    He was always an impostor and puppet, he’s an actor set up for years by Kolomoisky. He never ran anything and doesn’t now either.

    “• Zelensky is ‘An Outlaw’ – Russian State Duma Chairman (RT)

    Putin gave a speech following this legal minutia as well. So you see the plan, such as they don’t believe it will be followed: Ze is out, power is now in the Rada, so their Speaker of the House is now leader and can do what he wants. So he can ignore or UN-pass the “No negotiations” law, and he can stop the war. Putin mentions this as they are raising a conscription that may topple government right now and suggested the West is getting ZE to do all this dirty work first, blame him for it, then dispose of him. Probably. Doesn’t mean it’s the only Plan tho.

    Will Rada stop the war? Meh, probably not. Nor does Russia care. Better if they don’t, as NATO and Europe will collapse more explosively.

    “• Western Experts Realizing NATO Expansion Was A Mistake – Lavrov (RT)

    A hundred Western experts always said this, including Clinton and Obama. So who overruled them?

    “The F-16 CAN carry nuclear loads, so Russia must presume that is what they do. Can’t afford to wait and see.”

    CoDependents, actually they’re saving YOU. An F16 or two won’t topple Russia. However, suppose they nuke a city of 120,000 like Belgorod. Then Russia would HAVE to ICBM Nuke Long Island. See? They’re saving Long Island and Malibu by not LETTING you get started with your meth-addled plan.

    Bad guys swim in this world of using codependents to always save them. Use them up, throw them away, their stupid, laughable, “Weaponized Humanity”. Because they have purged all love and humanity from themselves and think that makes them strong. It makes them stupid, with the same, predictable, stupid weakness if you wish to exploit and stop them. So? Do it. Diabolic Narcissists all do the same thing. They’re mentally ill. If you care about them, stop them. As mentally ill they CAN’T HELP but do the same thing, over and over, in a loop. That’s what “Mentally ill” means. Cluster B has one game plan and you can even read it in Pop Magazines. So stop them.

    “by the people for the people shall not perish from the earth. Under Trump this kind of government will perish from the earth. “

    The derangement is, if only Trump had been President already so we could know what would happen: NOTHING.

    Time EXISTS, Robert. You might have noticed. That happened in the PAST, not the future. …And 100M Americans actually don’t notice. Doesn’t occur. They are in their minds, that’s why it’s the “Smart” people. “We had to kill the Democracy to save the Democracy”. Same pitch as Bush, actually, and working just as well. “If only you give me Reichstag Nazi Powers 2.0 Act, I’m sure America will be great and there’ll be less war.” How’s that working out for you that you didn’t Hold the Line? You all thought it would be overturned, unconstitutional, reversed, not obeyed? Don’t do evil. Don’t tell lies.

    “• Evidence That President Raisi, FM Amir-abdollahian Were Murdered (Helmer)

    Different story: they are blowing up Russian over-the-horizon ICBM radar. But WHICH radar? Yes, that blinds Russia to American first strike, but it blinds Russia to IRAN. So that ISRAEL can first strike and Russia can’t warn them. Yes. Is that related to removing chess pieces of competent moderates in helicopters? MANY sides want the Eschatological End Times, the Messiah to come back, etc. Iran and Israel are BOTH deep into it, or factions are. That is their “out”, their weasel explanation weak men can use to do evil. Because it makes, forces, demands, Christ come back. The Madhi.

    You see, Christ is our little B—h and he does what we say. We actually DO know the day and hour he will come, and order around God almighty. …That’s not anti-religious at all, right? (Not if you’re a psychopath. Seems normal then.)

    See why Israel doesn’t care about Raffah and war crimes? They’ll be a footnote. Just gotta bear with a bad week or two, then POOF! WWIII, and I called Christ like Uber Eats, made him show up, whacked him on the back of the head and told him to GTF out of here. Right?

    “Geert Wilders’ Party for Freedom (PVV) won bigly in the elections. But he’s considered unacceptable as prime minister.”

    Winning = Losing in #OppositeLand. When you’re President, that means no one follows your orders. Logic! In #AntiLogos, it’s always the #Opposite of reason, or better yet, no reason at all! Then I’m the super-smartest! You can’t tell me what to do! “We create reality now…”

    Jimmy Dore is following the USS Liberty yesterday, with a spokesperson. Then Kurt points out using a joke, that they always launch their wars with a magical blood sacrifice. You’d be proud. Go subscribe today.

    #160002
    oxymoron
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    Sachs on the Gain of Function… It still lends credulity to the idea of a ‘Pandemic’. I’m not gunna start screaming “CONTROLLED OPPOSITION”, but it is starting to irk me that neither Rogan, nor Carlson (no one actually) will touch the idea that there was no scary-arse virus. Cov19 REPLACED seasonal flu. NO ADDITIONAL DEATHS EQUALS NO PANDEMIC.
    Yet Sachs (an academic/money man – with his finger on the pulse – a man of insight and great merit) can’t see this. And he is OUR expert.

    Sasha Latypova’s advice for bird flu is to shove earplugs in your ears.
    Fear is the mind killer.
    The silent invisible killers of carbon, and misinformation, viruses, nuclear war. SAVE ME DADDY.
    Take a chill pill everyone.
    Our last 4 years of training was in learning to not give a shit about invisible monsters. There is plenty to do just dealing with the visible ones.

    #160003
    Dr D Rich
    Participant

    **************serviceman***********,

    I expect Dr D to pick the meat off the bone of this crock of horse manure:

    .

      Zelensky] is not a specialist, not a patriot of his country, he is just a random person in power, a puppet.”

    Random, that is Mr. Random would have selected the 99.7% of the population of the The Ukraine before someone ot Zelensky’s religious affiliation.
    Hell there’s about double the chance Mr. Random would have randomly selected A Ukrainian affiliated with Islam before Zelensky, you know, all things being equal. Randomly, Mr. Random’s selection dart landing on any Orthodox Christian and Catholic would be roughly 180 times more likely than the The Ukraine’s height impaired Impostor president.

    So why did the The Ukraine need a Jewish president?
    Were the The Ukraine people demanding it….leadership by a fringe religious minority?
    When your worshipers measure half of Islamists in your otherwise Christian nation that defines the word fringe, doesn’t it?

    #160004
    aspnaz
    Participant

    Let’s get rich on genocide, it’s the American way

    Yeah, would be believable in the 1950s, but now you would need twice the dick because the bitch is a purple haired land whale. Now going to happen; totally possible if Putin was building the rocket, not possible if current Americans are building the rocket. Good job the USA has so many munitions made by previous generations that they can drop on children in Gaza, how else would they keep their people happy?

    #160005
    aspnaz
    Participant

    Donald Trump helped Construct the $60 Billion Dollar Ukraine Military Spending Bill with Mike Johnson , Turning it Into a Loan… — Trump’s Playing 3D Chess

    No, Americans think he is playing 3D chess because Americans don’t know what chess is, whether it is a book or something else, but they read it somewhere, so it must be cool. Trump is a terrible administrator and an even worse minder of the budget, he is a dick who wants to be king, a bit like Charles of the UK.

    #160006
    aspnaz
    Participant

    Professor Jeffrey Sachs is the President of the UN Sustainable Development Solutions

    Wow, that title “UN sustainable development solutions” tells me that basically he had a hardon some time in the past and he believes he can get it back. What a guy, he obviously loves his life of failure, I must follow him …. not.

    #160007
    Oroboros
    Participant

    The Empire of Lies is such a Pathetic Sack-o-Shit: PSS

    “I don’t think Lavrov wants to negotiate with somebody who’s such a lightweight,” he claimed, apparently unimpressed with Blinken’s guitar playing abilities……

    Blinken the Buttplug

    “We are the hollow men
    We are the stuffed men
    Leaning together
    Headpiece filled with straw. Alas!
    Our dried voices, when
    We whisper together
    Are quiet and meaningless
    As wind in dry grass
    Or rats’ feet over broken glass
    In our dry cellar

    Shape without form, shade without color,
    Paralyzed force, gesture without motion;

    Those who have crossed
    With direct eyes, to death’s other Kingdom
    Remember us—if at all—not as lost
    Violent souls, but only
    As the hollow men
    The stuffed men……”

    TS Eliot

    So the Empire of Lies shows it’s true colors

    So if Blinken is a WiFi controlled vibrating Buttplug that leaves the Intel Mafia, the Military Mafia aren’t that smart

    “William Burns actually might be the person,” [to go toe to toe with Lavrov] referring to Biden’s CIA director…….

    “He used to be an ambassador to Russia, if I remember, and he might have the adequate gravitas to negotiate….”

    Burns is the One-eyed Man in the Kingdumb of the Blind.

    Duh’merica is at the precipice

    The Sheeple are concentrated on finding a decent hamburger for less than $20 and simply have no mental computing power left for “higher pursuits”

    Orange Jesus will not save the Republic

    .

    #160008
    aspnaz
    Participant

    Larry Ellison to journalists: “You’re telling me Elon’s an idiot? Well, who are you!?”

    You telling me that Musk is not prostate to the Jews? You Ellison, you know the game, so stop fucking us around. You think that a Jew worshipper like Musk is more than just a tool being used by govrnment and other money to fuck the rest of us over? Bullshit. He even got a visit from Genocideyahoo, his new mate, who stopped by to give him a talking to, even Trump, one of the biggest Jew lovers, didn’t even get a visit from Genocide devil. So, tell us the story Ellison, how did Musk make his money, he didn’t make much out of ebay, so where did it come from Ellison, was it the same place that Gates and your money came from, government? No, Musk is not an idiot, but he is also not your friend and will support mandatory implants in your brain if it suits his owners.

    #160009
    Celticbiker
    Participant

    How is “the news” any different from Sesame Street? Muppets entertaining/indoctrinating children. You’re in a 1 world system. The bankers running it want you sick/dead/broke, under constant surveillance, a fuckin slave on a plantation. Heaven for the jew, Hell for everyone else. In between pharma ads, let me know when 1 TVfuckface comes close to mentioning that.

    #160010
    Oroboros
    Participant

    Economics 101 in Duh’merica

    In a nutshell

    .

    #160011
    those darned kids
    Participant

    “why do what’s right when you can take what’s left – it’s the american way.” ~ tdk

    #160012
    zerosum
    Participant

    Who is listening.
    You can decide.
    (Not all those in control/power. )
    Did you ever hear of Jeffrey Sachs

    https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Jeffrey_Sachs

    https://www.jeffsachs.org/

    Reality
    A lonely voice
    Sanity
    Anti-War

    #160013
    jb-hb
    Participant

    I’m going to try to ignore further lawfare news, as it is essentially spam.

    But maybe someone else can sum it up – Can someone who wants trump found guilty and understands this log in and explain?

    I keep seeing exchanges like:

    Q:

    Which law is that? What is the crime? Conspiracy to promote or prevent the election of any person to a public office by unlawful means? It doesn’t define “unlawful” does it?

    What did President Trump do that was “unlawful?”

    Nobody seems to understand the charges, not even on the MSM.

    A:

    Are you incapable to read?

    Falsifying Business Records in the First Degree

    It’s stated all over the document.

    Always this weird evasive generalization

    Let’s say I was pissed at Trump for a crime. Want him found guilty. Person who disagrees with me asks “WTF is even the problem?!?!?””

    I answer: “Trump went down to Steve’s Bodega around 9:05am on 5/18 and pistol-whipped Steve because Steve refused to put trump campaign posters up in his window, saying he’d pistol whip him every morning until he did it. It was seen by 3 witnesses and the security camera footage. How the hell are you saying trump is innocent? How do you not get that he assaulted someone in order to promote his election?

    My irresistible instinct is to say hey you dummy, here’s the things he did! The person pretending innocence of trump in this scenario exasperates me to the point where I take their nose and rub them in the specifics. LOOK you dumb fuck. Calculate 2 + 2 for god’s sake.

    Yet every argument I find everywhere cites the wording of a couple laws, says “falsifying business records, you bigot” and stuff like that. Nobody, nobody anywhere, tells me a coherent tale to me about wtf this is all about. So it’s spam and I’m done with it after this, other than noting the verdict.

    That said, while laying tile yesterday, I had time to think about the hour or so I spent trying to get my head around the charges, procedures.

    The jury can disagree on what crime was committed and still find him guilty….

    Is this really the way it works?:

    Count 1 – 8 to 4 Not Guilty
    Count 2 – 8 to 4 Not Guilty
    Count 3 – 8 to 4 Not Guilty

    Judge: That’s 12 Guilty verdicts!

    How’d they get 34 counts off one payment from a lawyer to a porn star? Did they pay her 34 times? Did the one expense show up 34 times in the accounting books?

    Judge Merchan – also was judge on Steve Bannon’s case. I guess he was… hand-picked for his demonstrated expertise in impartiality?

    1. Porn star swore in writing the sex never happened
    2. It’s legal to have sex with a pornstar anyway
    3. It’s legal to pay hush money
    4. It’s normal to account for legal payments as legal expenses
    5. It’s legal to promote yourself as a political candidate

    however, if you’re State of NY and mix them up together in your test tube, then it turns into 34 time-expired misdemeanors which transform into felonies?

    So Hillary Clinton, in slandering Trump with the fake dossier, then using it for the purposes of swinging the election, needs to be in jail? By first committing the felony of destroying 40,000 subpoenaed records to avoid negative press (which counts as promotion, per the trump trial) for her election, needs to be in jail? When she worked with her husband to silence a bagillion women accusing Clinton of sexual harassment, assault, etc, for the purpose of helping win an election, she went to jail for that too? She’s been in jail since the 90’s? Or no, those expenses got line-itemed as hush money?

    Worst of all, Clinton’s campaign probably spent 100’s of millions on opposition research. The equivalent of what, BILLIONS of dollars have been spent across various 3 letter agencies, legal teams, bureaucrats, billable hours, etc working on trump from within the government… and THIS is the best they can come up with to charge him???

    We know there were various secret court approvals to spy on him. It isn’t like they went around with kid gloves and averted eyes – they had, and probably still have, approval to spy in pretty much every way they can imagine, with the resources of various 3 letter agencies at their command – yet THIS is the best they can do? He’s the most moral, most squeaky clean president ever in history, apparently. I say that with incredulity and a sense of absurdity, but unless I assume the entire thing is a contrived, fake show, there it is.

    #160014
    jb-hb
    Participant

    My greatest sense of outrage is the same as my outrage at new Dr Who, Star Trek STD, Star Wars, Rings of Prime, and all the other garbage skinsuit productions of the past 10 years.

    Why such bad writing? YES, it could all be kabuki theatre, and I always try to keep that in mind, but in one sense, that makes it even more outrageously bad.

    Why such totally brain dead, like your entire brain is just a cancerous tumor, retarded anti-human consciousness writing? Can you not construct a single coherent thought in your head, writers? Chain a few sentences or a few words into a coherent chain-of-events story involving causality and continuity of character?

    Sonar in space? The creepy old lady following you was you all along, but even after you become her via aging and realize you are her, you don’t know why you were following yourself around? (that was the latest Dr Who episode) Strong, powerful women maim men who try to be helpful and steal their clothing and vehicles because they’re superior, they’re heroes? What?

    #160015
    tboc
    Participant

    i am going to break my New Years resolution again and be nice for a moment.

    for those who berate and belittle my fellow citizen’s of the United States of America please stop.
    from Sachs/Carlson

    Sachs – “How could they know?…..What exactly is wrong?
    this has been the case since 1945.”
    and most importantly – “I’m so naive”

    Mr. Sachs should wear the interview with Carlson as a badge of honor, the man courageously de-selected himself. That degree of intestinal fortitude is humbling.

    #160016
    tboc
    Participant

    cracker is back

    can we now put the Wuhan – CHINA, CHINA, CHINA bullshit to rest?

    as Bob Denver sang -oops- John Denver – “Rocky Mountain High”

    #160017
    tboc
    Participant

    the only time Mike Pompeo spoke the truth on camera – “it’s a live exercise”

    #160018
    WES
    Participant

    I wonder how long it will take for the 12 jury members to figure out, if they want to live, that their only option is to find Trump guilty on all counts?

    #160019
    Dr D Rich
    Participant

    ****************serviceman*************

    Do you think the 12 jurors recognize Juan Merchan holds them all hostage and in contempt?
    That their release only comes from following his orders as to outcome explicitly??
    That Merchan runs his court as a business and a criminal enterprise first and foremost???

    When you got it then why not flaunt it?

    #160021
    jb-hb
    Participant

    Thinking about the trial for just one more minute here….

    Okay, so let’s take as a given that there was a payoff to Stormy to not say her negative story about trump. Let’s theorize that if she actually kept to her agreement after being paid off, then the payoff could have been “election promotion” in the sense of not getting bad press. Let’s say all of that is true.

    Then that would be a simple matter of payoff > influence election. Now just prove the payoff is illegal.

    But no, the accusation is confined to Falsification Of Business Records.

    I’m gripping my head with a huge headache trying to understand the stupidity of this, but my best guess as to what this means….

    Labeling the expense as Legal Expense instead of Stripper Hush Money on an accounting ledger, NOT the payoff itself, promoted Trump’s election campaign illegally?

    This is the accusation if I am not mistaken? Calling things names on accounting ledgers causes election promotion?

    Was even one voter influenced by HOW THE PAYOFF WAS LABELED ON A PEICE OF PAPER THEY WERE NEVER AWARE OF?

    HOW did the naming of it as a legal expense on the piece of paper in and of itself promote trump in the election? Can we get some voter testimony that it influenced their voting decision? Witnesses, affidavits?

    Because that’s what the 34 charges are for, if I’m understanding correctly?

    What was the line item SUPPOSED to say for a legal non disclosure agreement? I went to ABC, NBC, CNN, Reuters, and the Washington Post, read through yards and yards of article comments with people arguing about the trial. Nobody knows what the correct name was that should have been used in the accounting?

    Does the prosecutor know? Does the court know? Did they say what he failed to call it?

    #160022
    jb-hb
    Participant

    Like, if I shoplift a blank journal, then write in it “Dear diary, I’m the bestest presidential candidate evar. I’m a nobel prize winning scientist, pulitzer prize winner, and medal of honor recipient. I invented electricity. I’m a police officer, here’s a picture I took of myself in a police officer costume” and say to myself “There, I have positively influenced my election”

    and the journal goes to sit on a shelf that no voter will see.

    No, but you see, I THOUGHT it would influence the election. My INTENT was to influence the election. I premeditated it and then did it!

    Sub $20 value theft > Lies to the public for Election Influence Intentions > Felony

    Like, ANY American citizen can produce this felony guilt for themselves by going through these same steps????

    #160023
    Oroboros
    Participant

    Sachs/Carlson interview

    Sachs one message is “stay away from The Cliff”

    The Empire of Lies Lies Lies will not speak with Russia

    The Empire of Lies Lies Lies has NO DIPLOMACY

    Like: ZERO

    It yells and commands and dictates to every nation on Earth.

    That is not diplomacy

    The world is approaching The Cliff as we speak, the Event Horizon

    Putin has said that if nuclear war happens, the Russian will ascend to Heaven, the West will go to Hell

    I agree

    You can say your ‘leaders’ do not speak for you until the cows come home.

    Your wrong on the face of that position.

    They do speak for you on the world stage, that’s why why call them leaders..

    They suck, but that does not excuse a population from being responsible for the fact that those people are in the positions they are in doing what they are doing.

    It’s not complicated or nuanced

    It’s right there, in your face

    I sincerely believe that Duh’merica can’t do the math and add the numbers on this one up.

    .

    #160024
    zerosum
    Participant

    Too many people can’t do the math that they need to make a living. (living wage?)

    #160025
    Dr. D
    Participant

    Sorry to say, correct. IF we want Ukraine to survive, what do we say to them? “Well, you’re there, you better overthrow your government and replace it if you don’t all want to die in a horrible war.”

    Aaaaand us, America? Who are about to get nuked from orbit for f’ing around and finding out? Yes, history is going to say the same thing: “You Knew all this was going on, Or most of it. Most of it was in the papers, even if the headlines were bent, it was there. Did you rise up and general strike and toss them? No you did not. Guilty as charged, sentence stands.”

    Even though I know all that and tell everyone, that’s all there is. We’re not better than we are. We know them by their ACTIONS.

    “Orange Jesus will not save the Republic”

    No he will not. Nor should he. He can get out of the way, that’s OUR job. Why are any of you mentioning him, or as if he SHOULD save the Republic? I feel like I’m talking to myself out here.

    “No, Musk is not an idiot, but he is also not your friend” and he can stay out of my way and leave me alone in a long line of people who are going to get chewed up if they want to tango.

    Dr. Rich is making a roundabout allegation. In that case, it’s pretty funny that he’s not Jewish and his kids are baptized. What does that mean that he’s not, not born that way, etc. So what does it mean that Lo! Suddenly now he is for some reason?

    It’s almost like it’s eyewash that means nothing, it’s trollop for the rubes so we can say “See? He’s not a Nazi! How can he be?” (Some proportion of the Nazis were also Jews. Believe it or not. Top papers that got them into power were Jewish. Believe it or not. Strange world, how can that be?)

    JB: Yes, all true and I hadn’t considered writing it on a ledger is non-public. But none of it matters because he’s ‘tarded and talks like a fag n’ sh-t. Commancho Mountain Dew says so. Expect the 7/5, 7/5 7/5 verdict (of charges we still can’t name) to be decreed unanimous shortly.

    #160026
    jb-hb
    Participant

    Wait, wait, I’ve got it now.

    When you pay someone to sign a non-disclosure agreement, you HAVE to, it’s like a RULE… you have to report that private info, the info you just paid to keep private, in a way that the public can discover.

    You cannot be so vague about it that it stays private. That would be WRONG.

    Like, if you pay a mugger to not shoot you, then you have to borrow his gun and shoot yourself in the foot. Obviously.

    Why anyone has ever paid for non disclosure in the past, I cannot explain. Shrug. That’s how non disclosure works, you stupid bigots.

    #160027
    zerosum
    Participant

    Poor Trump he will have to hear, “Guilty as charge”,
    … Becoming a politician and telling a White lie to get elected.
    This will be the end of democracy.

    #160028
    zerosum
    Participant

    A false flag operation is an act committed with the intent of disguising the actual source of responsibility and pinning blame on another party.

    https://www.msn.com/en-ca/news/canada/i-ve-just-had-it-up-to-here-trudeau-and-ford-decry-vile-and-despicable-antisemitic-acts-at-jewish-schools/ar-BB1nkYr2?ocid=msedgntp&pc=U531&cvid=1332b89f34fe4c528bec6d4f8b3c9e70&ei=35

    Another Jewish school in Montreal was also hit by at least one bullet Wednesday night.
    “I’m, of course, relieved that no one was hurt. I’m disgusted by these vile and despicable acts of antisemitism. It needs to stop now,” said Trudeau.

    “To Jewish parents and students across the country, we stand with you. We will always work to safeguard your right to live proudly Jewish lives in Canada.”

    Trudeau said the federal government is working with local law enforcement and will use “all available federal resources to ensure that the perpetrators are held to account.”

    “We cannot and will not let this antisemitism stand in Canada,” he added.

    Ford said he agreed with Trudeau and promised that the province would “throw every single resource” to catch the perpetrators, and “throw them in jail, throw away the key.”

    Can our leaders count? Or Maybe they know that most people cannot count
    A well balanced argument from our leaders
    One bullet in a window vs bombs on 36,000 Palestinians

    #160029

    Here we go.

    #160030

    Guilty, etc.

    #160031
    Dr D Rich
    Participant

    Overheard.

    “Trump is Mandela 2.0”

    Oh, Christ….almighty.
    It’s the same brain worm that clouds the minds of Scott-Ritter-Prof. Jeffrey-Sachs-Tulsi-white-forelock-Gabbard aficionados.

    Nelson Mandela isn’t even Mandela 1.0. Now Winnie….there’s a baller!

    #160032
    jb-hb
    Participant

    Trump Found Guilty On All Counts In ‘Hush Money’ Case
    https://www.zerohedge.com/political/trump-jury-says-it-has-verdict

    Righto.

    Which has no effect on me to not vote for him, since nobody has taken the time to help me comprehend the crime.

    He’s never been charged, let alone found guilty of paying for the stripper to shut up AS A CRIME.

    So he wrote “Legal Costs” on a ledger, which was criminally lying to cover up a NON criminal act???

    And nobody can show me how listing it as Legal Costs on the ledger influenced the election? How it could have been expected to influence the election?

    Can anyone even show me a timeline of when the Stormy Daniels story broke nationwide vs when the accounting info became available to the voting public? If everyone was already aware of it, then concealing it in your accounting records is not a clever trick that can fool the public, re-ignorantize them of the event.

    How can writing Legal Costs in a ledger be reasonably expected to influence an election? How can concealing matters already made public conceal them?

    If you’re going to gaslight me, nudge me, whatever, okay, can you PLEASE construct a coherent narrative for me to grab hold of? If something bad really was done, all the more reason. wtf WAS this?

    There’s plenty of out of work writers in hollywood and from TV. I know, because you’ve got inexperienced woke hacks writing everything today. Geez, you’ve spent what. a billion or two? Surely hundreds of millions on this. Can you pay a seasoned writer 50k to write you a decent script?

    #160033
    jb-hb
    Participant

    I end up with the same question I had after The Last Jedi – who was this FOR?

    It’s so incomprehensible that anyone on the fence has no narrative to grab hold of and believe.

    Anyone pro-trump certainly isn’t won over by this. Anyone anti-trump enough to believe in its significance was already going to vote against Trump.

    It’s not only that I cannot comprehend the narrative, I cannot comprehend the meta-narrative.

    Who was this FOR?

    #160034
    aspnaz
    Participant

    That is why the “democracy is on the ballot” claims border on defamation against our Constitution. We have the most successful and stable democratic system in history.

    What a joke, why do Americans repeat these tropes without even engaging their brains; there was a time when the brainwashing was not important, today it reveals that people like Jonathan Turley are simply morons, who cannot engage their brains, who will never regain the “good old days” because their “good old days” never existed. America has never been a democracy, it has been a bloodthirsty superpower, that is it. Most European democracies are way more democratic than the USA, where only billionaires get to decides who stands; not much of a democracy if you have to beg donors for money so that you can stand. That is how the USA got bought by the Jews, and Turley really ought to introduce some facts to his brain. Being run by the Jews is not democracy, voting is not democracy, work it out Turley.

    #160035
    aspnaz
    Participant

    oxymoron said

    (no one actually) will touch the idea that there was no scary-arse virus. Cov19 REPLACED seasonal flu. NO ADDITIONAL DEATHS EQUALS NO PANDEMIC.

    Exactly my thinking as well; where did flu go if not being renamed Covid? Why did they use such useless tests, if not to use flu as Covid? The whole thing was based on tests and PR, there was no Covid and the people who complain of “long Covid” actually have “long flu” and a heavy need for sympathy.

    #160036
    aspnaz
    Participant

    oxymoron said

    Sachs on the Gain of Function

    Looks like Sachs is the latest deep state input to the alternative media. He is everywhere these days, but what has hell has he ever done other than feed off the USA’s NGO system. He is as deep state as you can get, yet suddenly he is our new guru? Another fucking economics wonk. WTF.

    #160038
    tboc
    Participant

    major reversal on the use of weapons – we have rocket surgeons in charge

    oxy and asp beginning in August and running through November 2019 there was some type of pathogen infecting citizens in Northwest Florida. Whatever the pathogen was it was not highly contagious but presented the symptoms that were noted about Sars COV-2. I cooked Thanksgiving dinner that year without the ability to smell or taste. I had been searching the internet for a month trying to find out what might have caused the crazy illness i experienced. Taking CRISPR into consideration i do not think the variant that first gained notoriety was the first variant released. No stranger to the flu, whatever it was it was not anything i had ever experienced.

    #160039
    Dr D Rich
    Participant

    @jb-HB

    Don’t expect the quality of their brainwashing and gaslighting to improve.

    Here’s an explanation why they appear nonsensical. Perhaps because they are….nonsensical.
    It’s confabulation.
    They are confabulating.
    Even if they ever held valid memories of an event, they’ll never again be able to recollect it correctly.

      confabulation is a memory error consisting of the production of fabricated, distorted, or misinterpreted memories about oneself or the world. It is generally associated with certain types of brain damage (especially aneurysm in the anterior communicating artery) or a specific subset of dementias.[1] While still an area of ongoing research, the basal forebrain is implicated in the phenomenon of confabulation. People who confabulate present with incorrect memories ranging from subtle inaccuracies to surreal fabrications, and may include confusion or distortion in the temporal framing (timing, sequence or duration) of memories.[2] In general, they are very confident about their recollections, even when challenged with contradictory evidence.
    #160040
    aspnaz
    Participant

    tboc said

    I cooked Thanksgiving dinner that year without the ability to smell or taste.

    Loss of smell and taste is actually a common symptom of the common cold. I don’t believe any medical websites, but here is a link if it helps … https://my.clevelandclinic.org/health/diseases/21859-anosmia-loss-of-sense-of-smell.

    I frequently lose smell and taste, in fact everything tastes like snot when I have a cold, maybe you are different. I see nothing new in the Covid infection, it felt exactly like the common cold that I now seem to get more frequently as I get older.

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