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Trump Makes Biden Election Prediction (RT)
A Second Spousal Regency Is Now Underway (Stockman)
Paul Krugman Urges Biden To Drop Out (RT)
Senile, Drooling, but Mostly Fabulous (Luongo)
The Crowning of Kamala Harris? (Les Leopold)
Orban: “China Has A Peace Plan, America Has A War Policy” (SCF)
The Big Picture behind Viktor The Mediator’s Peace Shuttle (Pepe Escobar)
EU Might ‘End’ Hungary’s Presidency – Politico (RT)
Kremlin Responds To Kiev Hospital Attack Allegations (RT)
NATO Should Not Be Party To Ukraine Conflict – Erdogan (TASS)
Netanyahu Goes for Broke (Patrick Lawrence)
Israeli Gaza Campaign May Kill 186,000 or More – 8% of Population (Juan Cole)
UK Finances Worst Since 1945 – New Chancellor (RT)

 

 

 

 

 

 

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“He has the delegates, he doesn’t have to get out. There’s nothing they can do to get him out.”

Trump Makes Biden Election Prediction (RT)

US President Joe Biden “doesn’t want to quit” and “may very well stay” in the race for the White House, Republican rival Donald Trump has said. According to Trump, the Democratic Party will find it difficult to force Biden to quit. In the two weeks since he debated a visibly frail and confused Biden last month, Trump has stayed out of the public eye. Meanwhile, liberal media outlets have run articles questioning Biden’s mental health, as Democratic donors and lawmakers reportedly weigh their options for forcing the 81-year-old to suspend his reelection campaign. In a phone interview with Fox News host Sean Hannity on Monday night, Trump predicted that Biden will withstand the pressure to step down. “It looks to me like he may very well stay in,” Trump told Hannity.

“He’s got an ego and he doesn’t want to quit. This isn’t necessarily a very positive thing for our country, but I think he might very well stay in.” Biden himself has vowed to stay in the race, telling MSNBC on Monday that he is “not going anywhere.” In a letter to Democrats in Congress earlier that day, Biden insisted that he “wouldn’t be running again if I did not absolutely believe I was the best person to beat Donald Trump in 2024.” Biden won the support of nearly 99% of Democratic delegates during the party’s largely symbolic primary elections this year. This victory gives the president “a lot of power,” Trump told Hannity, adding that removing him from office via a constitutional amendment could be the only option available to the Democrats. “Unless they use the 25th Amendment… he has all the power,” Trump explained. “He has the delegates, he doesn’t have to get out. There’s nothing they can do to get him out.”

Should this come to pass, Trump said that he would expect to face Vice President Kamala Harris in November’s presidential election. “I think that [the Democrats] are very concerned about the vote if it’s not her,” he said. “They are gun-shy, they don’t want to do it any other way. It seems that if he gets out for whatever reason – and I don’t think he wants to get out – but if he gets out then it will be her.” Trump offered a cruder assessment of Biden’s chances in the days after the debate. In leaked footage filmed at one of his golf courses in late June, Trump could be heard telling a small group of supporters that Biden would surely be “quitting the race,” calling the president an “old, broken-down pile of crap.” Turning to Harris, Trump said that while she would be a better opponent, she is “so pathetic” and “so f**king bad.”

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“..why Kamala Harris and the timorous men and woman of the Biden cabinet have not activated the 25th Amendment: They are scared to death of Jill Giacoppo!”

A Second Spousal Regency Is Now Underway (Stockman)

As it turned out, the immobilization of the presidency during the last 18 months of Wilson’s term was one of history’s great serendipity’s. Absent Wilson’s tireless promotion, the abominable League of Nations Treaty died aborning. America was thus given one more chance to return to its ways as a peaceful Republic untroubled by the petty intrigues of nations beyond the great Atlantic and Pacific Ocean moats. Needless to say, that reprieve has long since been kicked away. America is now a dangerous Empire and its president is virtually the helmsman of the planet. So the fact that Jill Biden has apparently read and copied the entirety of professor Markel’s account of America’s first Spousal Regency is troubling indeed. It was evident beyond a shadow of a doubt last Thursday night that a second Spousal Regency is now underway.

“Joe Biden” would have received his gold watch from Washington’s grateful ruling apparatchiks long ago, save for the obvious fact that Jill Biden has said that absolutely “nyet means nyet”. At this point, of course, it would be helpful if Jill did speak a bit of Russian because the minions helping her conduct this unauthorized, unlawful and constitutionally- repugnant Regency have gotten her marooned in what amounts to an helacious Moscow Winter. Alas, however, it appears that her second language lies elsewhere. That is to say, Jill Jacobs Giacoppo’s tribal ferocity did not originate from the bucolic hills of Willow Grove Pennsylvania or the classrooms of Upper Moreland High School or even the instructors at Brandywine Junior College. Her father’s family had emigrated from the Sicilian village of Gesso, losing the “Giacoppo” part within days of passing Lady Liberty, but hanging on to the blood loyalty part even unto the present fraught hour.

That is to say, Edith Wilson Biden is a clear and present danger to the American Republic. She has spent the last 47 years marinating in the self-righteous hypocrisies, follies and evil-doings of the Washington ruling class—without ever once have been called to accountability by any kind of electorate at all. Like Edith Wilson, she was apparently an able spouse and hostess – who taught classes at Northern Virginia Community College on the side and was pleased to call herself “doctor” owing to a quasi-honorary degree from the Biden family’s political sinecure at the University of Delaware. And yet and yet. Jill Giacoppo is an utterly unqualified usurper, who has even less excuse for her blatant power grab than did Edith Wilson back in the day. At least in Edith’s time there was no 25th Amendment to regularize, organize and legitimize the transfer of power to the constitutionally prescribed role of Vice President.

To be specific, section 4 of the 25th Amendment addresses the precise case of a President unable to fulfill his constitutional role but who cannot or will not step aside. In that event, it provides both a decision-maker and a procedure. The deciding group is the Vice President and a majority of the Cabinet. If this group declares a President “unable to discharge the powers and duties of his office,” the Vice President immediately becomes Acting President; and he remains so unless a two-thirds majority of both chamber reinstate the former president. So why was “Joe Biden” still in the Oval Office last Thursday night making a spectacle of his very disabled self before a global audience of 51 million?

It’s plain as day that there is one reason and one reason alone as to why Kamala Harris and the timorous men and woman of the Biden cabinet have not activated the 25th Amendment: They are scared to death of Jill Giacoppo! Then again, this election is allegedly about saving constitutional democracy from the prospect of an illegal coup. And while the DNC and its megaphones in the MSM may resolutely deny it, that’s exactly what is now dangerously underway in their own backyard.

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Paul Krugman Urges Biden To Drop Out (RT)

US President Joe Biden should “do the right thing” and drop out of the election race in favor of Vice President Kamala Harris, Nobel Prize winner and New York Times columnist Paul Krugman has said. Democrats and key party donors are growing increasingly concerned about their prospects for the vote in November after Biden’s disastrous performance in the June 27 debate against Republican rival Donald Trump. In a column on Monday, Krugman argued that Biden has been “ludicrously mistreated” by having his “every verbal or physical stumble” analyzed. Despite this, however, Krugman, the 2008 Nobel Prize winner in economics, said Biden should stand aside as his party’s candidate for president.

Harris should “probably” be the one to take his place, he added. The televised debate last month gave Biden a “golden opportunity” to “be calm and reassuring” in the face of Trump’s “bizarre and menacing” behavior, but he “utterly failed the test,” Krugman wrote. ‘During the CNN-hosted showdown, Biden appeared visibly confused, slurring his words and struggling to finish his sentences. While the White House blamed Biden’s poor performance on a cold and his busy travel schedule earlier in the month, some Democratic donors and liberal pundits have called on the 46th president to suspend his campaign. Some formerly friendly media outlets have also demanded that Biden step aside.

The 81-year-old has refused to withdraw from the race, admitting only that he does not debate “as well as [he] used to.” Speaking to MSNBC on Monday, Biden said he is “not going anywhere” and vowed to continue his reelection campaign, insisting he is “the best candidate to beat Donald Trump.” A survey conducted by CBS News/YouGov in the wake of the presidential debate found that 72% of registered voters do not believe that Biden has the “mental and cognitive health necessary to serve as president.”

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“..Doug Emhoff, you know the ‘second gentleman’ was at a debate watch party with Rob Reiner and Jane Fonda. What did he do to deserve that? Meathead and Hanoi Jane?”

Senile, Drooling, but Mostly Fabulous (Luongo)

Well, here we are. It’s a full blown panic. It is now obvious that President Biden lacks the mental faculties to carry on the office of the presidency. And the nervous mice are starting to tiptoe out on the ice and do the ‘noticing in public’ they have avoided the last three and a half years. The Democrats are now dividing themselves between the culpable and those with culpable deniability. Who knew? Who could have known? It’s time to call a lid on the whole damn thing, Jack. Now Republicans don’t want to hear that, they want to keep Biden in the race, for obvious reasons. That’s easy to understand and if he was just running as a candidate and not for reelection, it wouldn’t be a big deal. But, there is a country to run, every single day. And we do not know who is running it. That is beyond politics. And beyond unacceptable.

Democrats are nervous about Kamala. Who cares? She is the Vice President of the United States of America and her job is to step into the vacuum at moments like this. There will be plenty of time for a post-mortem later, but there can be no pretending that Biden is capable of finishing out his term. It’s nonsense and everyone knows it. But the Democrats have never met a rule or standard that they weren’t willing to politicize, and relativize, to their own ends. They can always screw over President Harris at the convention in six weeks, and give the nomination to someone else. They can fight the ballot issues at the state level. But I bet she winds up with the Senile Ice Cream Man’s superdelegates, so maybe everyone should stop worrying and learn to love the Kam…ala. How did we get here? According to some, it was because the right wing crankosphere has been too mean.

Calling out the obvious denied the establishment press their ability to do their jobs. They had to spend all their time doing counter-narrative against internet meanies, otherwise they would have noticed the president is unfit for office. Well, we’ve been calling him the Senile Ice Cream Man™ for over three years over here, so it must be our fault. We are deeply sorry about that. Sorry about being able to perceive reality. Meanwhile, the press is still getting their heads around the possibility of consequences. Give credit to the New York Times for being able to sniff a change in the zeitgeist and move quickly towards it. Even as they deserve heaps of scorn for carrying on the farce for so long, they’ve quickly put on their big girl pants and are out doing the journalism thing. It’s been cringeworthy to watch. So the press is doing the careful lane change. But we still have to watch all the Democrats pretend they didn’t know.

“Whip smart” Joe Biden is the best he’s ever been! That’s what they said on Morning Joe! You know the show where marriages, and credibility, goes to die. But, it wasn’t a lie, exactly. In some ways, Biden hasn’t changed at all. He was always an egotistical prick who said dumb stuff. Joe has always made up thinly believable lies based on his patronizing view of the world. He’s always been awkwardly sniffing people. Even if you believe “Corn Pop was a bad dude,” do you not remember Biden was the life insurance policy for the first black president? Obama thought “…I sure don’t want to get shot, who could I pick for VP that would make even an assassin think twice? Oh, I know, Joe Biden. No one wants that dumbass in charge!” Supposedly, poor Doug Emhoff, you know the ‘second gentleman’ was at a debate watch party with Rob Reiner and Jane Fonda. What did he do to deserve that? Meathead and Hanoi Jane?

In any case, five minutes in Reiner reportedly started screaming while Jane was crying. Awkward. Not as bad as listening to Kamala practice a speech, but pretty bad. Then you have the Hollywood elites, with their fake surprise and lamentations of betrayal. I can think of a lot of off-color compound words people might use to describe Ari Emmanuel. Dumbfuck is not on that list. He was so surprised to see Biden’s performance, shocked I tell you. Bitch, please.

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Dems are trying to turn disaster into a demonstration of democracy.

The Crowning of Kamala Harris? (Les Leopold)

While we await President Biden’s talk with the Lord Almighty, the Democratic Party lords are planning the coronation of Vice President Kamala Harris. Is she the best Democratic Party nominee? Many party leaders are eager to shut down that discussion. For them, it’s game over. They say that Harris should be the nominee and anyone who opposes her will greatly offend key Democratic constituencies, starting with the Black women who have been the backbone of the party in key states. How would it look, for example, if a white woman like Governor Gretchen Whitmore, were chosen instead? After all, Harris is literally “next in line.” Picking anyone else, therefore, would be like cutting ahead of the line. Not fair and an insult to people of color. But that argument is a stretch. It’s not automatic that vice presidents get a free ride to the nomination. Sometimes they have to fight for it, as Hubert Humphrey did in 1968.

And Biden himself, of course, was pushed aside for Hillary Clinton in 2016, even after serving two terms as Obama’s VP. Party elites also point to the fact that Harris is well known and therefore has a big edge over newer candidates who have not yet been vetted through the national political grinder. But that also cuts the other way. While Harris is well known, that’s not necessarily a plus. As of July 5, 51.2 percent disapprove of the job the Veep is doing, with only 37.1 percent approving, according to ABC News’ 538 poll averages. And currently, she is trailing Trump in the latest poll, 47 to 42 percent. Her supporters will correctly point out, however, that the other, lesser-known Democratic hopefuls are currently polling even more poorly against Trump. Harris also has a stellar electoral record to be considered in California, where she served as Attorney General and then U.S. Senator. And, of course, she won the vice presidency in 2020, but that vote was largely about Biden and Trump.

As a national candidate for president in 2020, however, she did not do well. After one good debate in June 2020, her campaign faltered, as her poll numbers crashed from 15 percent to 3 percent in December. She then withdrew even before the primaries began. Some will write that off as old news that doesn’t tell us much about the current situation, but really, why exactly doesn’t that history matter? What concrete evidence do we have that she would do better now as a presidential candidate? What counts most today is who the Democratic rank-and-file really want as their presidential candidate when Biden has his come-to-Jesus moment and stands down. The party’s candidate this year needs to inspire and draw the broadest possible turnout to defeat Donald Trump in the battleground states.

The Democrat mantra is that “democracy is on the line” this fall. That same concern should guide their candidate selection process. Are they willing to open it up, so the base of the party has a say in who is nominated? If so, then the Democrats should seriously consider a reasonable process outlined by Jonathan Alter in the New York Times:

• Only those with a certain threshold of support in polls may take part in Democratic debates scheduled before the convention.
• Each qualifying candidate will be granted a half-hour address on the opening night of the convention, with the winner expanding on it in his or her acceptance speech.
• Delegates should take into consideration—though not be bound by—state and national polls showing the relative strengths of the candidates.
• The candidates should identify possible running mates.

Representative James Clyburn (D-S.C.), a Biden campaign co-chair no less, is suggesting a mini-primary before the August nominating convention. And James Carville argues for holding four regional town halls for new candidates selected by Bill Clinton and Barack Obama, who also would chair the meetings. It’s possible that Kamala Harris would come out of this process as the strongest contender, igniting and mobilizing many of the key Democratic Party constituencies. But it would be a grave error to use that untested assumption to eliminate rank-and-file Democrats from having a real say in the process.

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“China has a peace plan. America has a war policy. And Europe, instead of having its own strategic approach, is simply copying the American position..”

Orban: “China Has A Peace Plan, America Has A War Policy” (SCF)

Hungarian Prime Minister Viktor Orbán continued his peace mission with a trip to China before moving on to the United States on Monday, July 8th. After visiting Kyiv and Moscow last week, he headed to the capitals of the two global powers, who—in the prime minister’s words—have the ability to influence the outcome of the Russo-Ukrainian war. Hungary assumed the rotating Presidency of the Council of the European Union on July 1st, and Orbán is using this role to promote his “peace mission,” an attempt to bring the war in Ukraine to an end. Though the prime minister made it clear that he is not mandated to hold talks on behalf of the other EU member states, he said he would like to find out how far Ukraine and Russia were willing to go—and update fellow EU member states on his findings.

Since the start of Russia’s invasion of Ukraine, Hungary has been the only EU member state to call for a ceasefire and peace talks instead of prolonging the war by sending weapons to Ukraine. As we recently reported, Orbán visited both Kyiv and Moscow last week in an attempt to talk to both participants in the war that has now raged for almost two-and-a-half years. He was criticised by EU leaders for talking to Russian President Vladimir Putin, with European Commission President Ursula von der Leyen stating that “appeasement will not stop Putin.” However, Balázs Orbán, the prime minister’s political advisor (not related to Viktor Orbán) said in an interview on Sunday that Hungary’s EU presidency provides a good opportunity to open the communication channels between the parties of the war. Unveiling the agenda of the presidency in June, Hungarian EU Affairs Minister János Bóka said “the EU has to guarantee the security and peace of Europe, and every one of our priorities will be interpreted within this framework.”

In a short video uploaded to his X account after his meeting with Chinese President Xi Jinping in Beijing, the prime minister said: “Of course, the warring parties have the last word in the war, but three world powers have a decisive influence: China, the United States and the European Union. They also influence when this war will end.” In Beijing, Orbán said he had discussed with Xi the Chinese peace plan, saying “China is the only world power that has been clearly committed to peace from the beginning.” China’s and Brazil’s road map states that “dialogue and negotiation are the only viable way out of the crisis.” China did not attend a Western-backed peace summit held in Switzerland last month, saying it is meaningless to hold such a conference without the participation of one of the warring factions, Russia. According to AP reporting, Xi followed his meeting with Orbán by calling on Russia and Ukraine to stop the fighting—and on other major powers to create an environment conducive to talks.

“China has a peace plan. America has a war policy. And Europe, instead of having its own strategic approach, is simply copying the American position,” Viktor Orbán told German daily Die Welt in an interview shortly before his trip to Beijing. After visiting Beijing, Orbán flew straight to Washington, D.C., where he is set to attend the summit of NATO leaders, which begins on Tuesday. Member states plan to pledge to keep pouring arms and ammunition into Ukraine at current levels for at least another year. NATO Secretary-General Jens Stoltenberg said the alliance’s 32 member countries have been spending around €40 billion each year on military equipment for Ukraine since the war began and that this should be “a minimum baseline” going forward.

Before the summit, it was rumoured Orbán would meet former President Donald Trump who has claimed he could end the war within 24 hours of moving back into the White House. Orbán openly supports Trump’s presidential candidacy, and has stated that the former president would bring back peace to Ukraine. “Prime Minister Orbán, like my father, wants to see PEACE brought back to the world. Enough of the constant wars and the endless sums of money to fund them. … Peace must be the ultimate goal,” Donald Trump Jr.—Trump’s son, who recently visited Budapest—posted on X.

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“All negotiations with him, he is always in a good mood – this is the first thing. Secondly, he is more than 100% rational. When he negotiates, when he begins to explain, when he makes an offer, saying yes or no, he is super, super rational..”

“..it is a real challenge to negotiate with him and be prepared to match his intellectual and political level.”

The Big Picture behind Viktor The Mediator’s Peace Shuttle (Pepe Escobar)

Viktor Orban is on a roll. And that has set out a riotous roller coaster. Everyone has been gripped by the extraordinary spectacle of pre-historic specimens wallowing in the Western geopolitical swamp reaching the depths of Hysteriastan at the sight of the Hungarian Prime Minister’s peace shuttle moving from Ukraine and Russia to China. And to do that on the eve of the 75th anniversary of warmongering Global Robocop NATO has got to be the ultimate affront. The 3-hour long Putin-Viktor The Mediator meeting in Moscow was quite something. These are arguably Putin’s three main points: 1.Kiev cannot allow the idea of a ceasefire because that would remove the pretext for extending martial law. 2.If Kiev ends martial law, it will need to hold presidential elections. The chances of the current Ukrainian authorities winning are close to zero. 3.There should not be a truce for additional Kiev weaponizing: Moscow wants a complete and final endgame.

By comparison, these are arguably Orban’s three main points: 1.The positions of Russia and Ukraine are very far from each other, much needs to be done. 2.The war in Ukraine has begun to have an impact on the European economy and its competitiveness (as much as the EU “leadership” may deny it). 3.“I heard what Putin thinks about the existing peace initiatives, the ceasefire and negotiations, and the vision of Europe after the war.” Orban also made a point of emphasizing the airtight pre-meeting secrecy, as “means of communication are under total surveillance by the Big Boys”. He described the search for a solution in Ukraine as his “Christian duty”. And he said he asked three direct questions to Putin: whether peace talks are possible; whether a ceasefire before they begin is realistic; and what Europe’s security architecture could look like.

Putin, said Orban, answered all three. The clincher – not for the warmongers, but for the Global Majority – was Orban’s description of Putin: “All negotiations with him, he is always in a good mood – this is the first thing. Secondly, he is more than 100% rational. When he negotiates, when he begins to explain, when he makes an offer, saying yes or no, he is super, super rational. How else can you say it in Hungarian? Cool headed, reserved, careful and punctual. He has discipline. So it is a real challenge to negotiate with him and be prepared to match his intellectual and political level.” All of the above ties up with the concept of a new Eurasia security system proposed last month by Putin – and a key theme of discussion at the Shanghai Cooperation Organization (SCO) summit in Astana last week. Putin has emphasized the central role of the SCO in the process, stating that a “decision was made to turn the SCO regional anti-terrorist structure into a universal center tasked with responding to the entire range of security threats.”

In a nutshell: the SCO will be arguably the key node in the new Eurasia-wide indivisibility of security arrangement. This is as huge as it gets. It all started with the concept of Greater Eurasian Partnership, proposed by Putin in 2015 and conceptualized by Sergey Karaganov in 2018. Putin took it to another level in his meeting with key Russian diplomats in June; it’s time to set up serious bilateral and multilateral guarantees for collective Eurasian security. That should be a security architecture, according to Putin, open to “all Eurasian countries that wish to participate,” including “European and NATO countries.” And it should lead to “gradually phasing out” the military presence of “external powers in Eurasia”, side by side with “establishing alternatives to Western-controlled economic mechanisms, expanding the use of national currencies in settlements, and establishing independent payment systems.” In a nutshell: a complete geopolitical and technical-military revamp, as well as geoeconomic (the importance of developing alternative international transport corridors such as the INSTC).

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“With such a meeting the presidency ends before it has really begun.”

EU Might ‘End’ Hungary’s Presidency – Politico (RT)

The European Union could revoke Hungary’s presidency of the bloc over Prime Minister Viktor Orban’s trip to Moscow, Politico EU has reported, citing diplomatic sources. Orban went to Ukraine last week, upon assuming the European Council presidency and vowing to “Make Europe great again.” He then went to Russia, triggering howls of outrage in Kiev and Brussels alike. “Member states were already irritated by the ‘MEGA’ motto. But a meeting with [Russian President Vladimir] Putin will permanently overshadow the Hungarian presidency,” Politico reported on Monday evening, citing an unnamed EU diplomat. “With such a meeting the presidency ends before it has really begun.” Politico described Orban as having gone “rogue” and suggested the EU ambassadors “could move from public condemnations alone to concrete action to restrain” Budapest at their meeting on Wednesday.

There is “a very clear political disapproval” of Orban in Brussels, another anonymous diplomat said, adding that the ambassadors are “now discussing what exactly to do on Wednesday.” The bloc “can get rid of the Hungarian presidency within weeks,” argued Daniel Hegedus, a senior fellow at the German Marshall Fund think-tank. He laid out a series of steps by which Brussels could move the start of Poland’s presidency to September 1, cutting Hungary’s term short, so as to “attach negative consequences to Orban’s behavior.” This would require a four-fifths majority in the European Council.

Orban has dismissed criticism that he does not have a mandate to represent the EU by saying that his peace missions are not classical negotiations and therefore do not require one. Bigger powers might be able to end the conflict, but Hungary can be “a good tool in the hands of God” to promote peace, the Hungarian leader said last Friday on national radio. Hungary has long been one of the few EU members critical of the bloc’s unqualified support for Ukraine, urging Brussels instead to push for peace. Budapest has blocked plans to finance Kiev’s weapons purchases, declined to participate in the program of training Ukrainian troops, and refused passage of weapons and equipment to Ukraine via its territory.

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“..used by the Ukrainian authorities to ensure continued funding and the continuation of the conflict.”

Kremlin Responds To Kiev Hospital Attack Allegations (RT)

Moscow has vehemently denied responsibility for the tragedy at the Okhmatdet children’s hospital in Kiev, after a missile hit the facility on Monday. Kremlin spokesman Dmitry Peskov has insisted that the incident was caused by a Ukrainian air defense missile. Speaking to reporters on Tuesday, Peskov stressed that Russia “does not strike civilian targets” and that all strikes carried out by the Russian military are exclusively aimed at “critical infrastructure facilities and military targets that are somehow related to the regime’s military potential.” Regarding Ukraine’s accusations that Moscow intentionally hit the hospital in Kiev, Peskov pointed to the official statement by the Russian Defense Ministry, which “absolutely rules out that there were strikes on any civilian targets. It states that we are talking about the fall of an anti-missile.”

The Russian Defense Ministry reported on Monday that it had conducted a large-scale attack using long-range high-precision weapons to strike Ukrainian military industry facilities and aviation bases. The attack was said to be in response to Kiev’s continued attempts to cause damage to Russian energy and economic facilities. The ministry stated that all the intended targets were hit and rejected Kiev’s claims of Russian missiles striking civilian facilities as “absolutely untrue.” “Numerous published photos and video footage from Kiev clearly confirm the fact of destruction due to the fall of a Ukrainian air defense missile launched from an anti-aircraft missile system within the city,” the ministry said. It also accused Kiev of attempting similar “hysterics” in the past, especially before large international summits, such as the NATO gathering in Washington that kicked off on Tuesday. The Russian Defense Ministry suggested that the incident at Okhmatdet is being used by the Ukrainian authorities to ensure continued funding and the continuation of the conflict.

Russia’s ambassador to the US, Anatoly Antonov, has also suggested that the hospital tragedy is seen by Kiev’s Western backers as a “perfect gift” to justify further escalation of the conflict and the continuation of hostilities. The Western press is “whipping up hysterics” and hiding relevant facts about the tragedy, Antonov claimed, including Moscow’s assessment that the incident was caused by a Ukrainian air defense missile. Pro-Kiev media outlets have claimed that the weapon that struck the hospital was a Russian air-launched Kh-101 cruise missile. However, others have argued that the projectile, which can apparently be seen in a video filmed from a distance by a witness, was probably an AIM120 fired by a NASAM missile system or an interceptor fired by the MIM-104 Patriot missile system. Western donors have provided Ukraine with this type of US-developed weapon.

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“They do not want to hear anything..”

West Doesn’t Want To Listen – Kremlin (RT)

Russia will continue to “speak the truth” to the world, despite Western governments and media refusing to allow their citizens to hear what Moscow has to say, Kremlin spokesman Dmitry Peskov stated on Tuesday. Peskov was asked by the VGTRK broadcaster about Ukraine’s claims that Russia struck a children’s hospital in Kiev. Moscow has insisted that its forces targeted a nearby missile plant and that the hospital was actually hit by a stray Ukrainian air defense missile. Ukraine’s version of events was quickly backed by its Western supporters. Moscow and Kiev further traded accusations during an emergency UN Security Council meeting on Tuesday. “It is very difficult to get our point across to the Western world right now. They do not want to hear anything,” Peskov said. “We see the hysteria in [Western] newspapers, TV channels,” the Kremlin spokesman added. “This is likely due to the monopolistic dominance of Anglo-Saxon media there.”

Nevertheless, Moscow will continue to “tell the truth about what has happened, both domestically and in countries where the audience is ready to hear us and where we have technical means to reach them,” Peskov stressed. Since 2022, the EU has banned several Russian news broadcasters, including RT, citing “systematic information manipulation and disinformation.” YouTube similarly began to crack down on Russian-linked content, removing more than 70,000 videos and 9,000 channels related to the Ukraine conflict, according to The Guardian. Russian Foreign Ministry spokeswoman Maria Zakharova has branded the sanctions “political censorship and a campaign to completely wipe out alternative viewpoints.”

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“..every day that weapons are being used [in Ukraine] confirms the rightness of Turkey’s position” on the issue..”

NATO Should Not Be Party To Ukraine Conflict – Erdogan (TASS)

Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan said that during his participation in the NATO summit in the United States he intends to bring up the issues of counterterrorism, Gaza, and Ukraine, especially the fact that the alliance should not become a party to the conflict. “We expect an outcome from this summit that takes into account our national security interests and strengthens solidarity within the alliance. During our meetings [in Washington], we will draw attention to the growing threat of terrorism in the world and emphasize the need to intensify NATO’s efforts here. We maintain a principled position on the conflict in Ukraine. We support its territorial integrity and consider it unacceptable for NATO to become a party to the war in Ukraine,” Erdogan told reporters before departing for the United States, according to his administration’s X page.

He added that “every day that weapons are being used [in Ukraine] confirms the rightness of Turkey’s position” on the issue. Erdogan also said that he intends to “put Israel’s ongoing massacre against the Palestinian people on the agenda” at the summit. “We have not been able to achieve what we wanted from NATO regarding Israel and Palestine. The efforts of the international community are not yet enough to stop Israel. We will put these issues back on the agenda of our meetings in the US and expect to obtain the results we hope for. Serious talks were held in Doha. The head of Mossad also visited Qatar. Certain steps have been taken, but they have not been finalized yet,” the Turkish leader pointed out.

He also recalled that Turkey “is among five NATO countries that make up the backbone of the organization,” which other alliance members agree with. He said he will have a meeting with new NATO Secretary General Mark Rutte during the summit. The new NATO summit, timed to coincide with the 75th anniversary of the organization, will be held in the US capital on July 9-11.

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Delusional.

Netanyahu Goes for Broke (Patrick Lawrence)

It is a matter of record that the Zionist project has had extensive territorial designs on the lands known as Palestine since at least the early 20th century. As others have argued, the Israelis’ openly racist assault on the Palestinians of Gaza is to be understood not as a sudden eruption of violence, a departure, but as an especially savage continuation of Zionist conduct for more than a century. When history is brought to bear in this fashion, it becomes increasingly apparent that the invasion of Gaza since the events of last Oct. 7 ought not be seen in isolation. The more pathologically disturbed members of Benjamin Netanyahu’s freak-show regime — notably, but not only, Bezalel Smotrich and Itamar Ben–Givr, the finance and national security ministers — have never been shy on this point. They are entirely dedicated to the restoration of Eretz Yisrael, the mystical Land of Israel, which, variously interpreted through the ages, could extend at the extreme from the Red Sea all the way to the Euphrates Valley.

But the crazed ultras to whom Netanyahu owes his political survival have not yet got far enough to turn their visions into articulated policy. Is this changing? This is our question, along with another: Is the Biden regime — or at this point its successor — prepared to “stand with Israel,” as American leaders like to put it, if extremist dreams of violent conquest turn into real, live political and military plans?I have been convinced for some time, as I gather that many Palestinians are, that when the Israel Occupation Forces are done in Gaza they will next turn to the West Bank. On this point I now correct myself: In my interpretation the IOF, in close collaboration with brutish Israeli settlers, has already begun its assault in the West Bank. Of late the Israelis have also been openly threatening to launch a full-scale attack on Hezbollah, the political and military movement that controls southern Lebanon. This, too, bears interpretation.

Douglas Macgregor, the retired colonel and now an energetic commentator on politico- military affairs, has no trouble putting together the 2–and–2 of this moment. Here he is last week on “Judging Freedom,” Andrew Napolitano’s webcast program: “Whatever happened on the 7th of October, and I’m still not convinced that was not allowed to happen, … the decision then to attack had very little to do with what happened on the 7th of October and everything to do with a long-term strategic plan to begin the process of ethnically cleansing, expelling, or murdering, whatever you want to call it, the Arabs in Gaza and, ultimately, the Arabs on the West Bank.” This seems right but short of the emerging reality. A few minutes later in his exchange with Macgregor, Napolitano played a clip of Netanyahu addressing a table of officials, at least some of whom are American, last Friday:

“Iran is fighting us on a seven-front war. Obviously, Hamas and Hezbollah. The Houthis, militias in Iraq and Syria. Judea and Samaria on the West Bank. Iran itself. They’d like to topple Jordan. Their goal is to have a combined ground offensive from their various fronts, coupled with combined missile bombardments. We’ve been given the opportunity to scuttle it. And we will. The first requirement is to cut that hand [he gestures as if to cut through his right forearm], Hamas. People who do these things to us are not going to be there. We will have a long battle, I don’t think it’s that long, but we’ll get rid of them. We also have to deter the other elements of the Iran terror axis. We have to deal with the axis. The axis doesn’t threaten only us. It threatens you. It’s on the march to conquer the Middle East — conquer the Middle East — conquer. That means conquer Saudi Arabia, conquer the Arabian Peninsula, it’s just a question of time. And what’s standing in their way is a small Satan, that’s us, on the road to the middle-sized Satan, that’s the Europeans — they’re always offended when I tell them that — ‘You’re the great Satan!’ And we have to stop that.”

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“9 out of 10 children under 5 in Gaza are suffering from one or more infectious diseases. Levels of acute watery diarrhea are 20 times higher than typical.”

Israeli Gaza Campaign May Kill 186,000 or More – 8% of Population (Juan Cole)

Rasha Khatib, Martin McKee and Salim Yusuf, The Lancet calculate that 186,000 or more people may be killed* by the Israeli total war on Gaza, about 8% of the population. If you do not see this study reported on your cable “news” channel, you may conclude that the corporation that owns it is complicit in genocide. One of the paper’s authors, Martin McKee, “is a member of the editorial board of the Israel Journal of Health Policy Research and of the International Advisory Committee of the Israel National Institute for Health Policy Research.” Although McKee says he is writing solely in a personal capacity, I think we may conclude that some members of the professional Israeli public health community have their hair on fire about the prosecution of the Gaza War. The Gaza Ministry of Health now says that over 38,000 Palestinians have been killed by the Israelis. As The Lancet notes, the World Health Organization and even the Israeli intelligence services accept these figures.

Since the Israeli Air Force has dropped as many as five hundred two-thousand-pound bombs and by now has destroyed or damaged a majority of the buildings in the Gaza Strip, it is likely that at least 10,000 uncounted dead are under the rubble. The 38,000 dead are the result of what is called direct gathering of the figures. Initially the dead were identified and reported by hospitals. As Israel has reduced the ability of hospitals to function by its attacks on them, this direct reporting has continued, but hospitals began being unable in some cases to send along identification, though they could confirm the reception of the corpses. Some dishonest observers suggested that this inability to know the names of the dead somehow made the numbers less reliable, but the World Health Organization refuted this allegation. The dead are in makeshift morgues still gradually being identified.

Indirect counting of the dead attempts to calculate the missing people using statistical methods. Sometimes public health experts have attempted to interview people to collect data on dead family members and friends, and then projected totals based on these surveys. That method is not available in Gaza, where the Israeli authorities will not permit journalists and other observers, and where it is dangerous to be because there are no real safe zones, with those regions declared safe zones often having been bombed. Muhammad Jawad et al., in a survey of 118 unique armed conflicts affecting 102 countries from 1990 to 2017 found that they produced an average of 19.2 battle-related deaths per 100,000 population (54.7 for those in war as opposed to minor conflict). There were in addition an average of 311 excess deaths per 100,000 population from causes other than being immediately killed by a bomb or bullet. So, 16 civilians died of starvation, communicable, maternal, neonatal, and nutritional diseases and injuries, for every direct death in combat.

And this seems important, in the Jawad et al. study: “Effect estimates were disproportionately larger for children aged under 5 years, regardless of the cause of death. Gaza had some 350,000 children under 5. UNICEF reported in May, “9 out of 10 children under 5 in Gaza are suffering from one or more infectious diseases. Levels of acute watery diarrhea are 20 times higher than typical.” Already last March, 1 in 3 children under 2 were acutely malnourished, a condition that produces permanent cognitive and emotional damage. The Lancet authors used a much smaller multiplier, of four indirect deaths for each direct death. Based on the death toll known when the paper was written, they arrived at 186,000 dead for this war over the coming months. They admit that the estimate of four indirect deaths for every direct one is conservative, so the number could be substantially greater.

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“We face the legacy of 14 years of chaos and economic irresponsibility..”

UK Finances Worst Since 1945 – New Chancellor (RT)

The UK’s new Labour government has inherited the worst economy since the Second World War, the newly appointed chancellor of the exchequer, Rachel Reeves, has said. Reeves took charge of the country’s finances after Labour won 412 of the 650 seats in the House of Commons in last week’s general election, ending 14 years of Conservative Party rule. “I have repeatedly warned that whoever won the general election would inherit the worst set of circumstances since the Second World War,” Reeves said in a speech at the Treasury on Monday. “We face the legacy of 14 years of chaos and economic irresponsibility,” she added, accusing her Tory predecessors of acting out of “political self-interest” as part of a “government that put party first, country second.”

“New Treasury analysis that I requested over the weekend shows that, had the UK economy grown at the average rate of other OECD [Organization for Economic Co-operation and Development] economies this last 13 years, our economy would have been over £140 billion [$179 billion] larger,” Reeves said. She claimed that Tory policies effectively cost the UK budget £58 billion ($74 billion) in lost tax revenue in 2023 alone. “That’s money that could have revitalized our schools, our hospitals, and other public services,” the new chancellor said. “Growth requires difficult choices – choices that previous governments have shied away from.”

Reeves vowed to end “political timidity” in the UK’s “antiquated planning system,” and promised reform while staying committed not to “no increases in National Insurance, and the basic, higher, or additional rates of Income Tax, or VAT.” According to The Guardian, the UK’s deficit has reached the highest level since the 1960s under more than a decade of Conservative governments, while the country was badly affected by “shocks including Brexit, the Covid pandemic and the cost of living crisis.” The International Monetary Fund projected in early July that the UK’s GDP will grow by 0.5% this year.

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    Pablo Picasso Family of Saltimbanques 1905   • Trump Makes Biden Election Prediction (RT) • A Second Spousal Regency Is Now Underway (Stockman) •
    [See the full post at: Debt Rattle July 10 2024]

    #163197
    Red
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    @ Wes
    Agreed on the GDP however that’s not how these people think. An increase in GDP is used to make it look like they’re doing something right. The general public doesn’t understand that GDP is a measure of transactions only and nothing to do with production of real things. So an increase in the GDP plays well to the public and would allow them to increase military spending even if it doesn’t get to 2%. 1% 0f 1000 is a much larger slice than 1% of 10.

    #163198
    aspnaz
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    The result was populists got by far the most votes — 10 million out of 25. Yet they got just a quarter of seats, falling to #3 and locked out of power.

    And rightly so, if you support democracy. The 15 million who did not vote for populists will now reap the benefit of their votes, they will see France turn black – it is mid brown already – and will be filled with people who are not of French descendants, but from all over the world. The Jewish world order, where the Jews live their pledge; if we cannot hava a nation, then neither can you. George Soros is one of them, he is funnelling Jew money into destroying the western world, how else will the Jews take over? Trouble is that the west is full of retarded idiots who seem to think that this is all paranoia.

    Nationalism has gone, welcome the new globalism, where you are told by someone the other side of the world whether you can have a shit today. Lovely.

    #163199
    aspnaz
    Participant

    US President Joe Biden “doesn’t want to quit” and “may very well stay” in the race for the White House, Republican rival Donald Trump has said. According to Trump, the Democratic Party will find it difficult to force Biden to quit.

    So the progressives, the “good people” with “good values” will have to vote for Senile Biden, Trump, RFK Jr or nobody. A whole 81 million votes may just disappear from the election. Fantastic. Which choice will be the in virtue signalling choice, they will need a virtue signalling option otherwise how will they talk to their friends over their latte coffees? Who cares.

    Alternatively we get the democrat progressives voting for Kennedy the Gaza baby killer, Jew baby lover. God, there will be nothing worse than listening to that voice on the news, it will drive the Americans insaner. I don’t watch or listen to news so I will not be hearing him, I will read of his exploits here on TAE.

    Don’t worry folks, nothing will change before it gets much much worse for you in the west.

    #163200
    aspnaz
    Participant

    espite this, however, Krugman, the 2008 Nobel Prize winner in economics, said Biden should stand aside as his party’s candidate for president.

    That there is a Nobel prize for economics is about as insane as Biden being president.

    #163201
    tboc
    Participant

    “Trump has stayed out of the public eye.” -RT
    “And all the men and women merely players;
    They have their exits and their entrances;” – Shakespeare
    as the script unfolds

    The script was written as a campaign colluded with a middle eastern nation hold a group of hostages until an entire nation could be taken hostage.

    who is the greatest criminal in the United States? Jamie Dimon, who funnels the digits of The Federal Reserve System into the abyss of the Darkness.
    Do you really believe the hundreds of millions of dollars being used to manage the current global slave trade are untraceable?

    what is in it for you?
    “Then he laughs and jokes with you, and gets intimate with you; he takes your hand, and gets his fingers between yours, and grasps them, and then you are his.” Newman

    starve, maim, poison and murder a few million more children, it’s sure to work out just fine
    sure, sure, sure, it’s them what’s doin’ it

    “The Wild Children” (Morrison) are the War Children. Thank you Dr. Benjamin Spock

    “Let not any one pacify his conscience by the delusion that he can do no harm if he takes no part, and forms no opinion. Bad men need nothing more to compass their ends, than that good men should look on and do nothing. He is not a good man who, without a protest, allows wrong to be committed in his name, and with the means which he helps to supply, because he will not trouble himself to use his mind on the subject.” – John Stuart Mill
    Proverbs 24:11-12 – if you care

    bitch, bitch, bitch a bitter solace

    #163202
    tboc
    Participant

    and yet, it IS profitable
    that child dying of thirst from diarrhea and dysentery

    there’s yer GDP and your noble standard of living – PROFIT to your heart’s content

    #163203
    aspnaz
    Participant

    https://www.unz.com/article/a-nation-with-dementia/

    A nation with dementia. Nothing you say or write will change it. There is no cure.

    #163204
    EoinW
    Participant

    I thought the main side effect from the jabs was Stupid Person Syndrome. Still see them in public, wearing masks in the middle of July!

    #163205
    EoinW
    Participant

    Given the internet’s take on MEPs like Nigel Farage and Claire Daly – The Good Guys! I have a question: Have they ever made public how much money they get as MEPs? Have they ever refused the money?(sorry 2 questions).

    #163206
    Dr. D
    Participant

    Family of Saltimbanques 1905 = Clown world.

    The level of “I drink the Kool-aid” is incredible. Rabobank follows “Powell Pivot!!!” It’s Happening!!! These 10 weird tricks local housewives use to crash the market!

    They then admit they’ve been saying Powell Pivot for a YEAR. So…hmmm…let me think, Powell always pivots with record all-time highs in the Dow, record low unemployment, record speculation in Tesla and Nvidia, record inflation of 10%, Bitcoin recently hitting all time highs, gold zooming, and in an election year.

    You just point on the doll where that ever happened before.

    …Now he COULD be right. I wouldn’t rule it out. But that would mean EUROPE has crashed and we’re in GFC 3.0 HOT and heavy. Then the Fed cuts once and sits, while Europe implodes and capital flight to the U.S. save us, ‘cause the core currency fails LAST.

    https://pbs.twimg.com/media/GR5yJifbQAAq48a?format=png&name=900×900GoldenBooks

    Yes, Zelensky can’t be Hitler because his family is Jewish and he takes Jewish money including top donors and Central Bankers from Israel. But Trump IS Hitler because of his Jewish family, and because his top donors are Israeli and Jewish. Got it.

    Nothing says “Hitler” quite like, “Everyone who supports me is a Jew” right? These two things are equal, BothNeitherAi says New Republic.

    If only Trump had been President so we would know how he would act. If only Time existed, and Reality itself…

    “Zelensky: Poland Has Committed To Shooting Down Russian Missiles Over Ukraine Territory

    Asked yesterday, what is this dumb-show keeping our eyes off of? No fly zone in Europe. Remember kids: that was Hillary Clinton’s instant path to WWIII!!!

    “Authorities Are Literally Losing Control Of The Streets As America’s Societal Collapse Accelerates” –Snyder, Collapse Blog.

    Stop doing their work for them, they can restore order any time they like. That ALSO means there is any disorder now ONLY because they WANT and CHOSE for it to be so. They didn’t “Lose” control. They didn’t “Lose” anything. They’re doing this TO you. By active choice, knowing every moment while they eat wagu beef and fly 250,000 miles to Climate Conferences, that they are doing this TO you, back in Detroit, Milwaukee, Baltimore, particularly all you brown people.

    In the article: “Over the 4th of July holiday weekend, a total of 109 people were shot in the city of Chicago…” #Black Lives Matter!

    ” in Chicago, about half the time there isn’t even a police officer available when someone calls in to report a violent crime…All over this country, the police are completely and utterly overwhelmed by the tsunami of lawlessness that we are witnessing all around us.”

    No they’re not, they’re still doing all kinds of things: arresting misfiling legal docs, writing tickets, enforcing codes on railing heights, and arresting anyone defending themselves. Budget is still nearly unlimited. Almost infinite. For example, London bought 10 helicopters for an afternoon to wave Assange goodbye. Lots of money.

    “Unfortunately, this is the most law and order that we are going to get.
    From this point forward, our society will only become even more chaotic.

    No. It won’t. Let us defend our property and it’ll end practically overnight. Police can’t be everywhere, but we sure are. And have 400 million guns. I’m standing 20 feet from my car all night if you want to steal it, I got a great line of sight from the windowsill. See what I mean? Whoops! Goes to show THE POLICE ARE THE CRIMINALS.

    …Same as “We all suddenly Knewd! Biden wasn’t well.” GTFO. It’s impossible not to know unless you wanted, shouted, cried, covered your ears, kicked, and DEMANDED not to know.

    A New American Fault line. (On trans)

    Good thing to wait and not take it up on abortion. This is so, SO much harder to defend. With far fewer people involved. I’m really fed up with the slogan “Gender Affirming Care”. You can say gender DENYING care, which is obviously is, but also sex change surgery or something neutral and obvious like we did before the country went insane.

    I’m not even all that hepped up about doing it. But you’re demanding I talk, I think, and BELIEVE about it, crawling into my mind and breaking stuff like a felon.

    WHY would you do away with rapid DNA testing? I thought we loved to buy tests and pay pharma?

    “That’s how out of control we are down there…” No, that’s how BROKE we/they are, that this is now their level of self-funding outside of tax dollars. We shut off CIA heroin in F-stan, shot down the trafficking bases in Turkey, Ukraine laundering is being very cut off, Africa is now out of zone. China owns the trafficking in the Pacific and their territories. That leaves only this.

    Cut off the money.

    “Hungarian PM Viktor Orbán exposes George Soros’ overt plan to flood the EU with “at least a million asylum seekers annually”.

    First, about 5 specific people of those out of a million are actual asylum. Probably not even that. Second, he’s not “Exposing” anything, Soros writes this on the front page of his mission statement.

    So, conclusion in France? They aren’t a democracy. So therefore, what happens next? “The CONSENT of the governed.” That’s 300 years old. What happens when the people realize everything government is doing, it’s doing without their consent, AGAINST their will? Well, since the magic of democracy is like swapping slavery to sharecropping so you work harder, therefore the nation, and its government can steal more, so if you UN-do this, then everyone STOPS cooperating, working harder, and obeying, cooperating at all, especially with any government will or function.

    So let’s say you got to goose up from 30% > 40% as you installed “democracy”, removing the friction of non-cooperation. You and the people split that 80-20. That took 50 or 100 years. Now in 2-5 years, you UN-do that, and drop 10% WHILE you’re already at your economic limits because that’s why you’re in this stress and breaking point to begin with. Yeah, instant collapse into an irreversible crater.

    Side from not HELPING, everyone hides their money like late Rome, burying it like Denninger did. He had several plans that could have made several companies, employing hundreds of people. And aside from employment –which I know gov’t doesn’t care — you would get to TAX all those people. No 5 companies. No millions in new revenue. No continued growth. Because when you spend, or more like BULLY, and ORDER, and WASTE, it has to stop somewhere. Government is supposed to help enforce what WE want, as a society. Now that’s extremely difficult to discern as “Society” is a lot of very different people, but in concept, and that’s why in America, the idea is to do as little as possible and leave them alone. But this, every, government is now doing the #Opposite of EVERY thing their people and society want, and demanding we pay for it or they’ll jail us and shoot our women in the eye.

    #AntiLogos. HOW would you ever get to a point where the random people you pull from an aggregate society are EACH AND EVERY 100% the #Opposite of the body they’re pulled from? DETERMINED to MAKE SURE the trains never run on time, all the bridges fall, they do the #Opposite of law, order, reason, and justice? …Because they’re carefully hand-picked to be against #Logos, God, Reason, Order. That’s their RELIGION.

    I’ll leave it to you to figure out who that must be then. But it ain’t “France”, it ain’t “The People.”

    ““He has the delegates, he doesn’t have to get out. There’s nothing they can do to get him out.”

    Ain’t that a bitch? And why/how is it TRUMP advocating for him? Is this all a show? But okay, next problem: There isn’t going to be an election. No one is going to authorize/believe it. They ALREADY registered 10,000 a month who have no documents, and ALREADY granted amnesty, and ALREADY – as that Ford guy said – have documents, SS#, Driver’s Licenses in NY and IL. By the ten-millions. Okay then. The Election is ALREADY over, called off.

    “I don’t think [Biden] wants to get out – but if he gets out then it will be [Kamala].”

    Yes, they had all kinds of amazing “Plans” that got face-planted into “Reality” for a change. They’re totally willing to do any illegal thing, every illegal thing, and it still doesn’t matter for a change. And there’s no time. If they don’t jump up and willingly help, nothing’s going to move, or not far enough, and why should they? They “just decided” Kamala’s going to go. Everyone always “just decided” for her, without asking or explaining, telling her she doesn’t exist. Well No one asked Kamala, so she can very well prove she exists by not going! Then she’ll get the tiny minimum of respect she – or rather the position – deserve.

    Hannity – reminds more of Joe Scarboro yesterday, all this week, “Best Biden Ever”. Yeah, he was the CONSERVATIVE commenter who they walked in and there was a dead hooker under his desk? At Fox news or wherever? Oh wait, dead pretty Student Intern? But nobody knewd nothin’ and she died of natural causes! Which is why we didn’t check! As interns often do under your desk at work, like stink bugs. Then SUDDENLY! His whole career changed! He was already out of Congress, but now saw the light! The Progressive Far-left Democratic light! Who knew?

    …How do we forget these things, I asked Brian Williams, live from the moon? Or Hillary, taking fire as a helicopter pilot in ‘nam (or was is Iraq), and after that time Biden was a cannibal. Or lunch. Or something.

    STOP HELPING. They’re literally insane, covering up for their meth-head crack breakdown at the church social isn’t helping. It’s not helping us and it’s not fixing them. Tell the Truth for the love of God and all things holy. Mourning. Joe.

    “They are scared to death of Jill Giacoppo!”

    Totally don’t believe this, although she’s evil, no more evil and probably less than like Hillary and all the rest. Also forgot she was his babysitter, and his friend’s wife when he started an affair on his OWN wife, who then very conveniently died soon after? Then immediately made it to Congress? Do I have that right, ‘cause I don’t care?

    The good point in this one was from “Drunk History” of Edith hiding the President, and yeah Suuuuuuuuure nobody knewd. When he never showed up for the last YEAR. No, Wilson wasn’t a politico, he was hand-picked and air dropped from 30,000 feet by Rockefeller and some such exactly TO make sure we’d fight, or be the total backstop of Europe in WWI. …As they put in the unlimited-money-lending Federal Reserve the year before to fund England. So not like he WAS A PUPPET ALL ALONG. He never existed in the FIRST place, what’s the difference?

    Anyway, the good point was, “they had a perfectly workable VP sitting in the next room all along.” And then ILLEGALLY avoided him and stuck with Wilson as he would have stopped the Euro-WWI plan, of exhaustion, turnover, and the staged, paid-for Russian Revolution. He would have been even slightly American. But we got to stop League of Nations and stall them for 30 more years.

    “• Paul Krugman Urges Biden to Drop Out (RT)

    Well, Krugman is always wrong about everything, so good to see he’s not ending his unbroken record of epic public failure. “The internet will never be more than a fax machine” –1999.

    “After all, Harris is literally “next in line.” Picking anyone else, therefore, would be like cutting ahead of the line.”

    My point. It’s hazy but it can’t be done although I agree anyone who’s ever seen a “Harris” instantly decides to ignore and avoid her to save their sanity. Too bad. And it’s not her color: black people hate her MOAR, but the AWFLs will go crazy, as they have to always tell black people what to do and how to vote. They are but wee Jungle children, and need mommy’s help like that. (Stop. Trying to keep my blood pressure down.)

    Harris is on Team Harris, as Luongo says. She may not want/need to be President, but you’re going to PAY. A lot. Whatever she asks. Or suck it, she knows the hand she holds. As well she should, by the way. You started it.

    “• Orban: “China Has A Peace Plan, America Has A War Policy” (SCF)

    That’s true, but America ALSO has a peace plan: Leave everyone the f—k alone. That’s the peace plan of 330 million Americans minus about 1,000 maniacs from Harvard. Remove them and you’re good to go. They also weren’t elected in the first place, to make it easier for you. We also hate them like cancer and wish they all died.

    “• The Big Picture behind Viktor The Mediator’s Peace Shuttle (Pepe Escobar)

    Alexander points out this is OBVIOUS, normal, rational diplomacy, as done for 1,000 years. He is merely being a mediator, not deciding ahead of time, being the conditions and conduit to have Peace. That doesn’t make it happen, but he can only make the CONDITIONS: the participants are the ones who talk and decide.

    It’s so odd to see a single person behave rationally, they go crazy about it.

    How do you know it’s serious? “Orban also made a point of emphasizing the airtight pre-meeting secrecy,” Because that. And they were at a press conference with Putin and asked him the same thing. He said, “No”. The End. He’s not going to blow diplomatic secrecy during a negotiation, as that is a breach of trust. Again: serious. Compare to the West, any where, any time.

    “• EU Might ‘End’ Hungary’s Presidency – Politico (RT)

    Um, how? Then it’s not a Presidency, is it? Go ahead, then you’ll reveal the entire EU as a scam and a sham, as discussed with France, above. Then 100% of people and governments make every move to ignore you and go around.

    ““They do not want to hear anything..”
    • West Doesn’t Want To Listen – Kremlin (RT)

    This is actually a big help to Russia, as we are deeply predictable, and as last week, they can offer amazing things that make them look super-good, knowing there’s no risk as the West will never agree, no risk, while we look super-evil. It’s handing them a win every day, day after day. #Winning!

    Also they are PAID not to hear anything. $40,000 a month I hear. Shut off the money.

    “Turkey “is among five NATO countries that make up the backbone of the organization,”

    Turkey has the largest and only army in Europe and they only army outside of the U.S.’s Britain acts like they matter, Germany, even France. But Especially Britain’s Army could be taken out by the Bread-baker’s union of Ankara. They don’t exist. And yet! And yet all Europe f—s Turkey every day, treating them like a coolie, not part of the “Garden People.” Right. How’s that working?

    “• UK Finances Worst Since 1945 – New Chancellor (RT)

    And this is the UK WITH no army or navy at all. Imagine what would happen if they tried to do that too. Um, one question: “Where’s my Money, Brian? Where is it???”

    “Of late the Israelis have also been openly threatening to launch a full-scale attack on Hezbollah, the political and military movement that controls southern Lebanon. This, too, bears interpretation.”

    Yes, it’s insane. They can’t beat an army 1/10th the size of Lebanon’s that’s barely shooting. They’re already entirely exhausted and the battle hasn’t started yet. That’s like the U.S. Army being winded after boot camp, walking across the tarmac to the transport jet. Whew! Too much. Guess I should lose 250 of my 450 pounds. They’re hopeless.

    “This syndrome was one of the ADVERSE EVENTS reported by PFIZER to the FDA,”

    No it isn’t. Yes it is. BothNeitherAi. And you wonder why all Liberals are mentally ill. YES! It will do that to you. Insanity is basically a conflict in mind, or at least one major kind is. Conflicting programming. That’s why I don’t do it either, although it would make my life a lot easier. …But I guess not at job interviews anymore? Now they pick via (perceived) race, gender, orientation. Actually I should go in gayer than Queer Eye and get hired in no time. I can do that for an hour, and HR is so COMPLETELY un-real and uninvolved with operations, — being the work prevention crew – that they’ll never see me again anyway.

    Otters: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=KQu_8wvUNSU

    I’m sold. They have a point. Now obviously we must kill all the irrational ones.

    #163207
    kultsommer
    Participant

    Quick, of-the-hip remark is not always the smartest.

    Family of Saltimbanques 1905 = Clown world.

    That’s not what the painting depicts. Quite the opposite.

    #163208
    tboc
    Participant

    move the capitol(capital) to Jerusalem said the coherent ONE, the lucid One
    didn’t start any wars, just lit the fuse, cocked his oddly coiffered head and looked away
    Major Asshole Grifting Away

    who in their right mind believes winning has anything to do with any western initiated conflict
    “Under My Thumb’s a squirming dog who’s just had her day” Jagger/Richards

    #163209
    Just Some Randomer
    Participant

    Has anyone else noticed that Ukraine is, apparently, carpeted from top to bottom with ‘Children’s Hospitals?’ Seems like one can barely launch a potato in the country, never mind a missile, without hitting a ‘Children’s Hospital’.

    Particularly if the aforementioned potato happens to be sent on it’s airborne way a couple of days before an important decision about funding/arming Ukraine is to be taken.

    I’m recalling various incidents like the ‘Maternity Hospital’ strike that was widely reported early last year following which one of the Nurses featuring in the widely distributed video of the event spoke to the media complaining that Ukrainian forces had taken over the hospital and basically kicked the women out several days previously to use the building as a base.

    Seems like, once again, a ‘Russian strike on civilians’ was in fact the inevitable outcome of firing lots of air defence missiles into the sky from the middle of cities, most of them hitting nothing and falling back to where they came from, warhead intact.

    #163210
    zerosum
    Participant

    HEADLINES

    CIRCLE OF LIFE

    KEEP IT SIMPLE STUPID (KISS)

    LIFE IS COMPLEX ENERGY SYSTEMS (LICES)

    CONTROL/INFLUENCE OF ENERGY IS INVERSE SQUARE LAW

    SOCIETY IS A SOCIAL/ECONOMIC/FINANCE/POLITICAL SYSTEM OF CONTROL/INFLUENCE/INTERACTION/PERCEPTION/ILLUSION/PETTY INTRIGUES OF ENERGY SYSTEMS

    TIME IS CHANGE (TIC)

    LIES – COGNITIVE DECLINE
    —————–
    • Orban: “China Has A Peace Plan, America Has A War Policy” (SCF)

    ———-
    Ukraine has a no-fly zone but it’s not controlled by NATO.
    ———

    #163211
    John Day
    Participant

    Dr. D suggested “Gender Denying Care” as an appropriate term.

    Indeed, that might just fit.

    #163212
    zerosum
    Participant

    Notice to NATO,
    Canada is not at war.
    Canada is supposed to be at peace.
    Defense spending is not war spending.

    #163213
    brandnewguy
    Participant

    There is no Nobel Prize for Economics. It’s a fake award (The Sveriges Riksbank Prize in Economic Sciences in Memory of Alfred Nobel) funded by a bank, Sveriges Riksbank.

    #163214
    zerosum
    Participant


    Copilot Using the web

    Israel is currently facing a multi-front war, being attacked from seven different arenas: Gaza, Lebanon, Syria, the West Bank, Iraq, Yemen, and Iran1. Defense Minister Yoav Gallant has emphasized that anyone acting against Israel is a potential target, with no immunity for anyone1
    https://www.timesofisrael.com/liveblog_entry/gallant-says-israel-fighting-multi-front-war-has-responded-to-threats-on-six-fronts/

    #163215
    zerosum
    Participant

    US BODYCOUNT 35 KIA AFTER RUSSIAN MISSILE STRIKE – GORILLA RADIO COUNTS WHAT NEXT

    by John Helmer, Moscow
    @bears_with

    The latest Russian Defense Ministry daily bulletin was issued on Tuesday afternoon, July 9. Since then the Pentagon and the White House have been as silent as the tomb.

    Make that thirty-five American tombs.

    “During the day [July 9],” said the Defense Ministry briefer in Moscow, “the Armed Forces of the Russian Federation carried out a group strike with high-precision weapons on American HIMARS multiple launch rocket systems prepared for strikes on the territory of Crimea, as well as the venue of an official meeting of the AFU [Armed Forces of the Ukraine] command staff. The objectives of the strike have been achieved. Four US-made HIMARS MLRS launchers were destroyed, as well as up to 35 foreign specialists who serviced them.”

    Several hours later, the Pentagon briefer, Major General Pat Ryder, announced “a great kickoff to NATO summit events this week.” General Ryder wasn’t referring to the largest number of US battlefield deaths ever recorded under hostile Russian fire. He had nothing to say about the Ukraine battlefield action, and the reporters attending failed to ask him about it.

    #163216
    Autonomous Unit
    Participant

    Perhaps Celine Dion is moaning because she can’t stand some well meaning asshole telling her “everything is ok” when everything is obviously not ok.

    #163217
    Michael Reid
    Participant

    The final nail in the coffin for the “human-induced climate change” scam.

    An absolute MUST-WATCH!

    Climate the Movie: The Cold Truth

    https://x.com/wideawake_media/status/1770552312710217954?t=qzz-lYc0v9tCiwRn0gSl8w&s=35

    #163218
    phoenixvoice
    Participant

    The New Republic cover, Trump

    In The True Believer, Eric Hoffer suggests that all mass movements have similar beginning traits and that they progress to a “messy phase” and that they can go in directions that morality suggests are ultimately positive or negative. Due to this, it may be difficult to know at the dawn of a movement whether it will ultimately be mostly good or mostly bad.

    The mass movement coalescing around Trump could go either way — it could be a new dawn for the US Constitution, a nationalistic movement that helps the nation find its footing as the empire fades. Or, it could be a nasty repression that lashes out at those currently in power and represses the minorities that have been out of the closet in the past few decades. Either way, it is not very likely that Trump could “become another Hitler/Stalin,” etc. He is, quite frankly, too old. Although Trump’s personality is a sun when contrasted with Biden’s “dwarf star” persona, Trump is less vibrant than he was 8 years ago. If the nationalistic movement doesn’t fizzle after the election, other leaders will start to gain prominence.

    Hannah Arendt was studying totalitarianism specifically, rather than mass movements generally. Based on what we witnessed during Covid, the mass movement that is being stoked by the globalists already has clear hallmarks of totalitarianism as explored by Arendt.

    I’m sure that from the globalists’ point of view, the Covid time was a mass movement that they could steer, while the nationalistic Trump movement is out of their control. Therefore, the Trump movement is “bad” and “like Hitler,” while they view their own movement as benign, beneficial and “progressive.”

    #163219
    WES
    Participant

    Well this morning hurricane Beryl’s thunderstorms are slowly rumbling through eastern Ontario!6l

    Sure Biden has all those primary delegates that don’t count.
    Only the super delegates count and Joe has none of these.
    That Biden/Harris $91 million trust is butt a mere slush fund!
    Dems will have no problems dissolving it!
    .

    The Ukrainian war isn’t going to end anytime soon.
    Russia says maybe in 2026?
    Notice in all the Ukrainian videos all the military aged men in the videos?
    Ukraine’s elites havn’t yet run out of cannon fodder to sell to the US!

    Notice when Russia eliminates frontline Ukrainian troops, they just sit and wait until the Ukrainians replace their dead.
    Russia doesn’t want to end the war now because the Ukrainians aren’t tired of war yet.
    Russia doesn’t want the war to dissolve into a long gorilla war.
    The people in the Ukraine must be utterly exhausted of war before the war can end.
    That usually takes at least 5 years minimm to happen.

    Recent daytime Russian missile strikes in Keiv is going to make it harder to get employees to now show up for work.
    Before the Russians only hit factories at night when workers were safely at home.
    Russian Roulette anyone?
    The Russian version is played with one bullet removed, not 5 bullets removed!

    So Israel “might” manage to kill 1 in 8 Palestinians in Gaza if they get more time?
    US has supplied over 20,000 big bombs that kill less than 2 Palestinians per bomb?
    Pretty sad extermination effort. /s

    Maybe Israel can bum rush the Palestinians into Egypt?
    How is that CIA color revolution destabilizing Egypt going?

    #163220
    WES
    Participant

    The World Gold Council WGC says there was a large exit from western gold ETFs of over $6 Billion while Asian good ETFs saw a modest gain.
    The WGC say western investors preferred stocks and bonds over gold.
    Eastern investors modestly preferred gold.

    English Translation:

    First of all please note the WGC is a 100% captured stooge of the western gold manipulatin banks.

    What really happened is the banks controlling western gold ETFs drained physical gold from their gold ETFs to meet the rising demand for phyical gold in the east and west!

    Only the banks can redeem ETFs for physical gold!
    ETF investors can only redeem in paper dollars!

    #163221
    those darned kids
    Participant

    drunkard in central park: celtic biker*
    lion hunter in jungle dark: doc day
    chinese dentist: doc dee
    british queen: zerosum ;•)

    nice karass we’ve got here.

    “nice, nice, very nice”

    *just teasin’, but c’mon, man, find a new instrument to play ’cause that didgerijew is worn out.

    #163222
    phoenixvoice
    Participant

    Biden should resign the presidency or the 25th amendment should be followed. Unfortunately, that leaves Kamala Harris as president…which is a sad thing, as I would prefer that the first female US President be a noble, capable woman, that young women could aspire to emulate. Harris does not fit the bill. Bummer.

    #163223
    jb-hb
    Participant

    Has anyone else noticed that Ukraine is, apparently, carpeted from top to bottom with ‘Children’s Hospitals?’ Seems like one can barely launch a potato in the country, never mind a missile, without hitting a ‘Children’s Hospital’.

    Seems like hazy, ancient history now, but weren’t the Moderate Terrorist controlled sections in Syria coated with a layer of children’s’ hospitals a decade ago as well?

    #163224
    phoenixvoice
    Participant

    Liberals and therapists

    I would guess that many Christians seek out clergy, rather than therapists. Clergy advice can help in many of life’s quandaries…but not all. And, for those where clergy/doctrinal advice does not work well, the seeker may be more likely to abandon religion generally. Also, there are Christian-oriented places with therapists, and I wonder if this tendency is also true among the therapists who work there?

    One interesting corollary: Elizabeth Smart. I was living in the Salt Lake area when she was abducted and when she returned to her family. I ran across her book last year and read it out of curiosity. After her return, she never went to a therapist. Instead, she folded back into the embrace of her family and Mormon culture and picked her life back up. I mused on that, and supposed that her Mormon upbringing adequately explained what had happened — essentially, an evil couple had abducted her, she was tried, (like Job), through no fault of her own, she relied upon God, connections with deceased ancestors (angels?), and her own grit, and was eventually delivered from her oppressors. She lived the hero’s journey. What did she need a therapist for?

    #163225
    those darned kids
    Participant

    “that the first female US President be a noble, capable woman, that young women could aspire to emulate.” ~ phoenixvoice, lion hunter

    yep,

    just.

    like.

    all.

    those.

    male.

    presidents.

    have.

    been.

    “oh, momma, i’m gonna be the next gerry ford!”

    #163226
    Noirette
    Participant

    On, Trump makes Biden Election Prediction, 1st link at top post.

    Sounds roughly right, though the situation is so volatile, who knows.

    Biden represents, is an emblem of, a dying breed.

    In corrupted Political / Hegemonic systems, there is always a need, an obligation, to ‘elect’ or ‘choose’, or boost, v. elderly leader figures, because they are at the Apex of the Oligarchic Arrangements that stretch downwards into the hierarchy with multiple control switches (Yes! trickle down works.. in these cases.. ) For a rough image, Mafia, with da bosses.

    As the servants of the LEADER have spent so much time and influence setting that state of affairs up, all the syncophants, hangers-on, profiteers, courtisans, party belongers, group bosses and all those further down in the hierarchy, can’t see a path away from The Arrangement.

    The outcome is when things go south or ‘smell burnt’ as in a French expression, there is no New Figure willing to take on the challenge, because the whole power structure was vaccilating, set to crash, and all those close to the situation can see that — there isn’t a ‘throne’ anymore to aspire to. Glamour, profits, fun, sex, domination – all out the window, poof.

    Dr. D won the prize for the longest post on TAE see above. 🙂 Good post though.

    #163227
    jb-hb
    Participant

    The latest Disney Star Wars fiasco…

    The Jedi and the Witches are in disagreement over what the education and general life path should be of a little girl who wants to be a Jedi. In the middle of this, the lead witch without warning shows a super angry expression, then turns into a scary bat-bird smoke monster, then begins dissolving the little girl.

    The Jedi nearest quite rightly stabs her with a light sabre. For once in Disney Star Wars, being run through with a light sabre actually kills you.

    With her dying breath, the evil witch that had already done a hostile possession on someone and told a mother she had zero rights over her own children croaks out that she was “freeing” the little girl, honest. Gaslighting 101. So shame on YOU Jedi, because I secretly was being “good” while to every appearance was attacking. (and probably actually was…)

    Then Witch #2 does a hostile possession of a big wookie jedi and uses his body to attack the other Jedi. They manage to subdue him without killing him, then use the force to free him. Losing this battle to enslave the wookie kills ALL the Witches – apparently they were ALL in on it.

    You get the sense that the Witches never, ever experienced conflict with a peer opponent before and functioned on the basis of steamrolling arrogance. There Shall Be No Discussion. Either they acted with arrogance because of assumed power disparity or they arrogantly assumed everyone else would be frozen, unable to respond, due to some obligation to be “nice” in the face of awfulness no matter what?

    So they keep going with no discussion and get themselves all killed. Glad they’re dead. The show tells you they are the good guys and Jedi are the bad guys. While you can see they’re essentially Sith or worse.

    Interestingly, the lead evil witch had a spiral tattooed on her forehead. This tattoo is used in some current-year circles to indicate someone identifies as a unicorn, the spiral intended to indicate a spiral horn. Unicorns being associated with the occult, bahomet, etc.

    14% rating on Rotten Tomatoes. Lost 75% of whatever viewership remained mid-episode last week. Company says they spent 180 million on this 8 episode tv series, but insiders are leaking figures well above 300 million.

    But they’re not done pouring hundreds of miillions of dollars in the garbage. We still have the puke-inducing travesties of Snow White and Captain America: Brave New World coming and that’s just for starters — infinite money coming from somewhere forever!

    Deadpool 3 is literally going to save Disney and Hollywood. I suspect there are a great number of movie theatres holding off on closure for Deadpool release later this month. If it flops there will be another wave of theatre closures and with the number left, I don’t think Hollywood will ever recover.

    Sadly and fortunately, I think it will be a hit. They found THE winning 2020’s formula, which is to allow depravity and awfulness to invade the heroic trope, but then invade that with meaning and fun. Deadpool 1 and 2 were a guilty pleasure. You forget what it’s like for someone to make a book, movie, toy, gadget, whatever, with the actual purpose of creating delight.

    wtf IS a Deadpool?

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=73_1biulkYk

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=S2sBNY9Wg8o

    #163228
    citizenx
    Participant

    find a new instrument to play ’cause that didgerijew is worn out.

    Sure, sure…. what the latest body count in Gaza compliments of the Jewish State and USG ?

    The Nazi “theme” is worn out too, yet ignored when applied to legit UkroNazis and the Jewish States Gaza concentration death camp, both fully supported by the USG. Are Biden and the Democrats Nazi supporters as they point their death fingers at Trump ?

    Liberals, particularly gays and women, constantly virtue signal about their therapist, their trauma, their mental health issues. I’ve experienced this first hand for decades…as a Bartending therapist that is. Within 5 minutes they will openly discuss all their problems, always their “ex”, and their therapist…all totally unsolicited.

    Liberalism has shifted to a cult of mental illness and intolerance mirroring the Chinese Cultural revolution where society cannibalized itself and destroyed its own historical culture. This is “wokeism” at its core. You will be re-educated by those with severe mental health issues. Kind of like during covid yes ?

    “my therapist told me….” Hence the lack of critcal thinking and basic reason. Therapists and Universities tell you what to think… not how to think for yourself. What a racket between therapy and pharma pills causing more harm than healing…kinda like those jabs right Celine ?

    Did Celine have concerts that only the Vax’d could attend if they showed their papers ?

    Psychotherapy East and West by Alan Watts is a great read btw.

    When did you last see a happy American ?

    I like people who buck the system. Individualists. I often warn people: “Somewhere along the way, someone is going to tell you, “There is no “I” in team.’ What you should tell them is, Maybe not. But there is an “I” in independence, individuality and integrity.*”
    ~ George Carlin

    “People will forgive you for being wrong, but they will never forgive you for being right—especially if events prove you right while proving them wrong.”
    — Thomas Sowell

    Have Liberals declared they were wrong about every part of covid that they self righteously rammed down others throats ? No they sure have not. No pity for assholes like that.

    #163229
    jb-hb
    Participant

    Liberal is Thomas Jefferson. The Founding Fathers were liberals who understood a certain degree of willing savagery may be required to maintain it. Liberalism is ALL the Bill of Rights including both 1st AND 2nd Amendments. I just cannot find hardly any Liberals anywhere, current year.

    Sheep who went along with whatever they heard the majority or TV say mouthed some of the words of Liberalism, but interpreted it into “Be nice no matter what.” They just wanted to avoid being shamed by the group if not be popular.

    I’m still reading through Will Durant’s The Story of Civilization. It not being the first history I ever read, I quite clearly recognize every time he counterfactually effusively tries to credit non-European civilizations with advancements and achievements. It’s the impulse of generosity from a person who believes their own civilization is totally, utterly predominant, such that they can even give anything away for free if they wish

    A bit reminiscent of Dawkins, one of the Big 4 New Atheists. wishing in his very old age for the fruits OF Christianity, feeling at the end we missed out on…. something. You cannot chop down the tree and have just the fruit-bearing branches continue to levitate in midair bearing fruit. Just like science was emergent from values. You take away the values-foundation built over thousands of years and you get junk science and junk medicine. As we saw in the past few years.

    The “just be nice” in which people who felt they were part of an invulnerable dominant culture and civilization felt that ANY bending over backwards would be virtuous – since we cannot lose anything, we would only be continuing to EXTEND our accomplishments and virtue, no? – dovetailed nicely into current-year wokeists, who think that “there shall be no civility” and “there shall be no discussion” is the cheat code to go into God Mode in the computer game.

    “Hold them to their rules” means no rules for me, irrational, double bind rules for thee. No discussion, but plenty of “make this a conversation” as a simulacra-of-discussion. But the fat kid who sits in his basement only playing video games on god mode never even gains the mental-emotional fortitude that a normal gamer develops.

    So you have people who just want to avoid any shame or guilt, want to not be unpopular, and believe they are in a totally unshakeable dominant, victorious civilization, therefore feeling free, as if on God Mode, to give away absolutely anything. Paired with Wokeist-Marxist-Frankfurt Skool losers that think dispensing with all civility, all basis of even discussion, is going on God Mode, thinking they’ve found the key to invincibility.

    You cannot Grima-Wormtongue your way through everything because it isn’t actually god mode. Eventually people get tired of your master, Saruman-of-Many-Colors and you get to see everything you thought was wondrous and unstoppable laid waste. The Witches in Harvey Weinstein’s acolyte’s Acolyte, even when she, in all her square-headed malevolence, tries to portray good as evil and evil as good, ends up showing us the evil Black Knight out of Monty Python that just cannot stop pushing their luck.

    Please for the love of god, stop making Ayn Rand right. “You can ignore reality, but you cannot avoid the consequences of ignoring reality” Argh. Makes me want to stab my eye out to have to keep acknowledging this super long-winded hack writer.

    #163230
    citizenx
    Participant

    The Ninth Circuit ruled that because the COVID shots do not stop the spread of disease, they cannot be classified as vaccines.

    This means it was completely illegal for the US Government and its various tyrannical health agencies to force anyone to take these shots.

    Sooooo, Brandon any comments ? Jay Inslee you pos scum, anything to say cocksucker ?
    Covid cult Liberals ?

    No health care for the unxaxd, Pandemic of the unvaxd, Show me your papers ?

    Offering a therapeutic is one thing. Forcing your entire population is fucking insanity, especially an untested experimental test run ! Boosters for kids in booster chairs…again insane.

    Blaming those my body / my choice unvaxd for the problems reflects deep mental illness from guess who ? Liberal cult members.

    In a just civil society… Democrats who forced jabs would be banned from office and power indefinately.

    #163231
    those darned kids
    Participant
    #163232
    Dr D Rich
    Participant

    We were never in Laos or Cambodia either.

    #163233
    zerosum
    Participant

    I finally understand
    The truth is what Biden remembers!

    #163234
    Oroboros
    Participant

    @jb-hb

    Your rant above made me think of this and the current state of ‘Western Civilization’ (cough, gag, cough)

    .

    #163235
    Oroboros
    Participant

    Ritual Humiliation No. 9

    Having Exhausted All Other Options, Obama Invites Biden Paddle Boarding.

    “Hey, Joe old buddy? I didn’t want to have to ask this, but…uh…are you up for a spot of paddle boarding over at my place this afternoon?”

    Obama asked his former Vice President. “It’ll be just the two of us, all alone, nothing to worry about. I’ve got a lake property way out in the middle of nowhere — we’ll have a splash!

    We’ve already asked you to step down several times, but you just never seem to be amenable. Maybe we can just talk things over, you and me, on a couple of paddle boards out on the lake.”

    .

    NEWS FLASH:

    “At publishing time, Obama had been seen wiping tears out of his eyes and paddling back to shore after a two-and-a-half-hour excursion. President Biden is still nowhere to be found.”

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