Jul 052024
 


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Biden Says He Is Proud To Be A ‘Black Woman’ (RT)
Michelle Obama Hears the Calls and Sees the Polls (Taft)
Trump Caught On Camera Insulting Biden (RT)
Trump Wants Biden To Stay In Race – WaPo (RT)
One Of Biggest Democratic Donors Says Biden Should Step Aside (TASS)
Biden Has Five Days To Prove Himself – Top Donor (RT)
Panicky White House Hits Post-Debate Damage Control Button (Sp.)
Biden Told Governors He Had Medical Checkup – Politico
MSM Blames Right For Failure To Disclose Biden’s Infirmity (Turley)
US Encouraging Ukraine To Commit New Crimes – Moscow (RT)
Transformation of Russian Economy Is Marathon With Barriers – Nabiullina (TASS)
Concern Over Reports Of Orban Planning Moscow Trip (BBC)
Labour Set For Crushing 170 Seat Majority In UK General Election (ZH)

 

 

 

 

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Yeah, debate night was a one-off. All’s fine now…

Biden Says He Is Proud To Be A ‘Black Woman’ (RT)

US President Joe Biden has made several radio interview appearances and delivered a brief Fourth of July speech in an apparent attempt to reassure Democrat supporters about his mental capacity to serve following a disastrous debate with his Republican rival Donald Trump. Biden openly admitted he “screwed up” the debate with Trump, but told The Earl Ingram Show on Thursday that he will “get back up,” rejecting any intention of dropping out of the presidential race. “I had a bad night…. And the fact of the matter is that, you know, I screwed up,” Biden said bluntly, after his aides spent a week offering various excuses from an alleged preparation overload, to a minor cold and a jet lag from a trip 12 days ahead of the debate. During a separate interview with Philadelphia’s WURD, the gaffe-prone US leader struggled to find the right phrase while apparently trying to refer to Vice President Kamala Harris and recall his time in Barack Obama’s administration.

“By the way, I’m proud to be, as I said, the first vice president, first black woman… to serve with a black president. Proud to be involved of the first black woman on the Supreme Court. There’s so much that we can do because, look… we’re the United States of America,” Biden said. The US president also delivered a four-minute speech at the White House, focusing his remarks on his visit last month to Normandy, to commemorate the 80th anniversary of D-Day, but seemingly veered off script and lost the train of thought several times, and at one point even called his rival Trump a “colleague.” “And by the way, you know I was in that WWI cemetery in France, and…. the one that one of our colleagues, the former president, did not wanna go and be up there… I shouldn’t probably have said it anyway,” Biden said before abruptly cutting the story short, and continuing his prepared remarks.

In another clip scrutinized and mocked by critics, Biden greeted the crowd with a lively “Ho! Ho! Ho! Happy Independence Day!”, after Harris almost accidentally introduced him as the vice president. Concerns over whether the 81-year-old veteran politician can successfully handle the presidential campaign and four more years in the Oval Office were reignited after Biden delivered a shaky performance in a televised debate with Trump last Thursday. The incumbent appeared frail and seemingly lost his train of thought on multiple occasions, allowing his rival to comfortably come out on top by most accounts. A post-debate Reuters/Ipsos poll found that one in three Democrats believe that Biden should quit, while some key donors have reportedly been looking at ways of replacing Biden with a stronger candidate on the 2024 ticket.

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Big Mike.

Michelle Obama Hears the Calls and Sees the Polls (Taft)

The latest stories are that Joe Biden has been given only a few more days to prove he should be the Democrat nominee for president after his disastrous debate performance. If he leaves the race, the thinking is that the only person who could swoop in at this late stage and defeat Donald Trump in November is Michelle Obama, not Kamala Harris. The speculation is not without merit according to a new poll. Kamala Harris is a better-known quantity. She’s held political office. She’s one of the least respected and worst vice presidents America has ever seen. After slipping into the San Francisco District Attorney’s Office under the, ah, tutelage of married Bay Area kingmaker Willie Brown, she won the race for California attorney general by highlighting her Indian background. She was awful. Eventually, when U.S. Senator Barbara Boxer, herself not a MENSA member, announced her retirement, Harris jumped into the race and defeated a fellow Democrat on a ballot that featured recreational pot use.

Harris sent people to prison for pot use during her stints as DA and attorney general. She changed her position when she ran for president. Harris is incapable of speaking extemporaneously. When she speaks, it’s with a nasally tone that invariably settles into lecture mode. Michelle Obama has never run for political office. She and her husband have had a general antipathy for America, “For the first time in my adult life I’m proud of my country,” for example. Michelle Obama’s unpopular overhaul of the school lunch program and government-paid food mobiles to address “food deserts” showed her willingness to ignore process and indulge her leftist authoritarian streak. An Ipsos poll released this week shows that Michelle Obama is better liked than Joe Biden and other potential candidates in the Democrat race. The poll question asked, “Would you say you are generally favorable or unfavorable towards these public figures?”

Michelle Obama, who’s never held elected office and has never wanted to run a campaign for one, is at 55 percent favorability. Joe Biden is at 36 percent with a 60 percent unfavorable rating. Biden is one point behind Vice President Kamala Harris. Former President Trump is at 39 percent favorability. On the question of whom they would vote if the choice is between Trump and Biden, the two tied. Michelle Obama is surely thrilled that some would think she is of presidential timber, but few people know if she could do the job. As Matt pointed out in a piece earlier this year, Obama has said multiple times she has no interest in being president.

“There’s zero chance,” Michelle Obama said back in 2019. “There are so many ways to improve this country and build a better world, and I keep doing plenty of them, from working with young people to helping families lead healthier lives. But sitting behind the desk in the Oval Office will never be one of them. It’s just not for me.” Her spokeswoman, Crystal Carson, said earlier this year that she’s not into it. “As former First Lady Michelle Obama has expressed several times over the years, she will not be running for president,” said Crystal Carson, director of communications for her office. “Mrs. Obama supports President Joe Biden and Vice President Kamala Harris’ re-election campaign.” And there’s this comment from a Netflix special Obama was a part of in which she said being president wasn’t in her “soul.” “[T]he people who get into it [politics]… you’ve got to want it. It’s got to be in your soul, because it is so important. It is not in my soul.”

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That’s Barron in the cart with him?

Trump Caught On Camera Insulting Biden (RT)

US presidential hopeful Donald Trump has declared that he trounced his “old, broken down” rival Joe Biden during their election debate last week, in a video released on Wednesday by The Daily Beast. In the footage Trump is sitting in a golf cart hurling insults at that 81-year-old incumbent president. He also claimed that Biden would withdraw his candidacy. ”How did I do with the debate the other night? I kicked that old, broken down pile of crap. He’s quitting the race,” Trump says, referring to Biden. Trump then went on to deliver a dig at US Vice President Kamala Harris, who is seen as a possible replacement candidate amid mounting calls for Biden to step aside. ”I got him [Biden] out the race, and that means we have Kamala. I think she’s going to be better [as an opponent]. She’s so bad. She’s so pathetic,” the former president said, then appearing to add: “She’s so f**king bad.”

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He then switches back to Biden, asking, “Can you imagine that guy dealing with [Russian President Vladimir] Putin? And the president of China – who is a fierce person. He’s a fierce man, very tough guy.” “But they just announced he’s probably quitting. Just keep knocking him out, huh?” Trump reiterates, before driving off in the cart. It was not immediately clear where or when the footage was covertly filmed, The Daily Beast noted. The White House has stated that Biden is “absolutely not” considering ending his campaign. “He understands that it is fair for people to ask that question,” press secretary Karine Jean-Pierre told journalists on Wednesday. The Daily Beast said it had reached the Trump campaign for comment, and spokesperson Stephen Cheung directed the outlet to an earlier statement declaring the “Total Collapse of the Democrat Party.” “Every Democrat who is calling on Crooked Joe Biden to quit was once a supporter of Biden and his failed policies that lead to extreme inflation, an open border, and chaos at home and abroad,” according to the statement by Trump campaign senior advisers Chris LaCivita and Susie Wiles.

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“.. I got him out of there. And that means we have Kamala. I think she’s going to be better. She’s so bad. She’s so pathetic. She’s just so f*****g bad..”

Trump Wants Biden To Stay In Race – WaPo (RT)

Republican presidential frontrunner Donald Trump hopes that his rival, US President Joe Biden, will not withdraw his candidacy after his disastrous TV debate performance, the Washington Post has reported, citing anonymous sources According to the Post, Democrats have been “plunged into panic” over Biden’s “poor showing” at last week’s TV debate with Trump, questioning his ability “to execute the campaign or serve another four years,” and even seeking to replace him with someone else. While Trump and his campaign expect Biden to stay in the race they have begun preparing for the possibility of facing a different opponent, the Post reported on Thursday, citing “four people familiar with private discussions.” The Post has traditionally been hostile to Trump and close to the US Democrats. “It sure seems they want Biden to stay on the ticket,” David Axelrod, a long-time Democratic strategist, told the Post.

“They think he’s vulnerable, and they like where they’re at. You can see they are not excited at all about the prospect of him leaving the race.” Quotes from named Republicans don’t seem to support Axelrod’s claim, however. Taylor Budowich, head of the pro-Trump MAGA Inc. political action committee, told the Post that clips from last Thursday’s debate “would make for devastating campaign commercials” but that the possibility of Vice President Kamala Harris becoming the nominee “has the ad team cackling with excitement.” “We are confident no matter what that we will be victorious in tying any Democrat on the ballot to Biden and to the Democratic Party,” Trump campaign spokeswoman Karoline Leavitt told the outlet. Trump himself has said he would campaign “whether it’s him [Biden] or somebody else,” and that “nobody else is doing any better” in the polls, the Post noted, citing two of his radio interviews on Monday.

A video of Trump that made rounds on social media on Wednesday showed the former and possibly future US president declaring that he “kicked that old, broken down pile of crap” – meaning, Biden – in the debate.“He’s quitting the race. I got him out of there. And that means we have Kamala. I think she’s going to be better. She’s so bad. She’s so pathetic. She’s just so f*****g bad,” Trump says in the video, published by another traditionally hostile outlet, the Daily Beast. Meanwhile, the Post has reported that top Democrats have given Biden a “grim ultimatum” to either quickly prove he is fit to rule and run, or be replaced by someone else. Until last week, most US media outlets insisted that the 81-year-old Biden was “sharp as a tack” and perfectly fine. The debate hosted by CNN showed Americans otherwise. One senior Democrat told Politico that “no one expected this nosedive,” describing it as “bad on message, bad on substance, bad on counter-punching, bad on presentation, bad on non-verbals. There was no bright spot in this debate for him.”

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“..They fear that the 81-year-old incumbent’s continued candidacy would lead to a Republican sweep of Washington and an unchecked Donald Trump presidency..”

One Of Biggest Democratic Donors Says Biden Should Step Aside (TASS)

One of the Democratic Party’s biggest donors, Netflix co-founder Reed Hastings, urged US President Joe Biden to withdraw from the presidential race. “Biden needs to step aside to allow a vigorous Democratic leader to beat Trump and keep us safe and prosperous,” he told The New York Times. According to the report, Hastings was among the first donors to publicly speak about Biden, although many of them said privately that Biden should stop his campaign. Bloomberg reported earlier that dozens of Democratic MPs are set to sign a letter, demanding that Biden withdrew from the presidential race. They fear that the 81-year-old incumbent’s continued candidacy would lead to a Republican sweep of Washington and an unchecked Donald Trump presidency, the news agency wrote.

The first televised debates before current and former presidents took place in Atlanta on Thursday. Biden and Trump were prohibited from having speech points during the debates. According to a CNN express poll, two thirds of the viewers said that Trump won the debate.Previously, The Wall Street Journal reported that a panic sparked among the US Congressional Democrats over what they consider Biden’s unsuccessful performance at the debates. Some Dems hope to find a new candidate for the upcoming elections. The presidential elections in the United States will take place on November 5. Trump has already secured enough delegates’ votes to be nominated as the Republican presidential candidate. Biden, who runs for re-election, has secured enough Democratic votes. Their candidacies will be officially approved by their parties later this summer.

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5 days to cure senility?

Biden Has Five Days To Prove Himself – Top Donor (RT)

US President Joe Biden and his campaign have just a few days to prove the 81-year-old politician’s fitness to run for another term, a major Democratic Party donor has said. Charles Myers, the chair of Signum Global Advisors, believes Biden’s disastrous debate performance against Donald Trump has changed the race “fundamentally” and caused “panic” – not only among Democratic Party donors but office holders as well. House and Senate Democrats in particular fear the president’s weak showing will drag down their campaigns, and prominent figures are expected to publicly call on Biden to step aside in favor of another candidate, Myers told Bloomberg Surveillance on Wednesday. “I’m hearing the most pressure and much more panic [from elected Democrats] actually than amongst the donors,” he said.

A separate report by Bloomberg suggested that dozens of Democrats in Congress are considering signing an open letter to Biden urging him to suspend his campaign. The report did not name those allegedly considering such a move, but attributed the information to an anonymous “senior party official.” The Biden campaign has just a few days to demonstrate the president is up to the job amid mounting concern over his physical and mental condition. “I think we’re going to find out in the next four to five days whether the president is still in this race. I don’t think he’s got three weeks,” Myers stated.

On Wednesday, Biden said he was ready to continue his reelection campaign “to the end,” dismissing any possibility of calling it off. “Let me say this as clearly as I possibly can, as simply and straightforward as I can: I am running… no one’s pushing me out. I’m not leaving. I’m in this race to the end, and we’re going to win,” Biden said during a call with his campaign staffers. The White House has also dismissed rumors of Biden’s potential withdrawal, with spokeswoman Karine Jean-Pierre saying the US president remains “clear-eyed, and he is staying in the race.”

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“As 80% of Voters Say Biden ‘Too Old'”

Panicky White House Hits Post-Debate Damage Control Button (Sp.)

The White House is scrambling to insist that Joe Biden has “absolutely” no intention of dropping out as the Democratic nominee for the November race. The veteran Democrat seemed to be “clear-eyed” and committed to staying in the race, despite Wednesday’s media reports that suggested Biden had conceded to an ally that he was eyeing exiting the race. President Biden and his allies have called all hands on deck to figure out a scheme to “rebuild confidence” in the 81-year-old leader’s mental acuity, but it may be too late. That said, 80 percent of the nation’s voters are insisting that the Democrat is simply too old to run for a second term, according to a Wall Street Journal poll released on Wednesday. Furthermore, this figure has risen 7 points as compared to the Journal’s survey in February. The WSJ poll was conducted in the wake of Biden’s disastrous debate against Trump – his first of the 2024 election cycle.

The June 27 face-off turned out to be a huge flop for the 81-year-old contender. Biden’s performance was punctuated with cringeworthy freeze-ups and slip-ups, which sent Democrats into panic mode. Discussions on when Biden might hit the exit ramp and bow out due to medical reasons exploded across all corners of the US media landscape. Reports were also rampant that allies of the US Vice President were privately discussing scenarios of a Kamala Harris candidacy. First, Rep. Lloyd Doggett (D-Texas) urged Biden to drop out of the race on Tuesday, then Rep. Jim Clyburn (D-S.C.), revealed in an MSNBC interview that he would back Harris if Biden stepped down. A Wednesday report in the New York Times added fuel to the fire by claiming that Biden told a close ally he is wondering whether or not to stay in the election race.

As part of the scramble to undo the damage in the last 48 hours, Biden has:
• Phoned top Democrats in Congress on Tuesday and Wednesday, including House Democratic Leader Hakeem Jeffries, Senate Majority Leader Chuck Schumer, Jim Clyburn (D-S.C.), and Sen. Chris Coons (D-Del.), according to Politico.
• Reportedly met in private with over 20 Democratic governors on Wednesday evening to tell them he underwent a medical checkup after the debate and is fine.
• Unexpectedly joined a Zoom call with campaign and Democratic National Committee staff on Wednesday. “Let me say this as clearly as I possibly can — as simply and straightforward as I can: I am running … no one’s pushing me out. I’m not leaving. I’m in this race to the end and we’re going to win,” Politico cited Biden as saying during the call.

Sen. Chris Coons (D., Del.), after speaking with Biden on Tuesday, said that the president was “determined to beat Donald Trump.” White House Press Secretary Karine Jean-Pierre rushed to tell reporters on Wednesday that Joe Biden “is clear-eyed and he is staying in the race.” But pressure is growing exponentially, with dozens of Democratic lawmakers reportedly mulling signing a letter demanding that Biden withdraw from the race, according to an unnamed senior party official.

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“..a brief checkup by a White House physician in the days following the debate, which did not include any major tests..”

Biden Told Governors He Had Medical Checkup – Politico

US President Joe Biden has told a group of Democratic governors that he underwent a medical checkup following his poor performance in last week’s election debate against Donald Trump, Politico has reported, citing anonymous sources. During the CNN-hosted faceoff with his Republican rival last Thursday, the 81-year-old Biden appeared frail and seemingly lost his train of thought on multiple occasions. Most commentators, both Republican and Democrat, have concluded that Trump came out comfortably on top in the meeting, which was the first of two planned debates ahead of the November 5 presidential vote. One survey has also indicated that 72% of registered voters do not believe that Biden has the “mental and cognitive health necessary to serve as president.”

In the wake of Biden’s poor showing, multiple US media outlets have claimed there is growing pressure from within the Democratic Party and among major donors for him to drop out of the election race. Politico reported on Wednesday that the US president had held an hour-long private meeting with more than 20 Democratic governors earlier in the day, during which he mentioned a recent medical checkup after being asked about his physical condition. Politico quoted an unnamed person familiar with Biden’s schedule as clarifying that he was referring to a brief checkup by a White House physician in the days following the debate, which did not include any major tests. Biden is said to have told the governors that he was deemed to be in good health after the medical check. During the meeting with governors, the Democratic hopeful also reportedly reiterated that he would not be pushed out of the race, insisting that he was “in it to win it.”

Biden put his poor performance in the debate down to his failure to ease up with his schedule ahead of the faceoff with Trump, as quoted by Politico. Earlier, his campaign had attributed his underwhelming showing to a cold. Also on Wednesday, Bloomberg cited an anonymous “senior party official” as claiming that dozens of Democrats in the US Congress are considering a letter to demand that Biden suspend his reelection campaign. They are allegedly concerned that his weak candidacy could lead to a “Republican sweep of Washington and an unchecked Donald Trump presidency.” In the wake of last week’s debate, multiple liberal-leaning media outlets have openly called on Biden to step aside.

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“Journalists need to be overt and candid advocates for social justice, and it’s hard to do that under the constraints of objectivity.”

MSM Blames Right For Failure To Disclose Biden’s Infirmity (Turley)

On MSNBC, Joe Scarborough stated “start your tape right now because I’m about to tell you the truth. And F— you if you can’t handle the truth. This version of Biden intellectually, analytically, is the best Biden ever. Not a close second. And I have known him for years…If it weren’t the truth I wouldn’t say it.” Then the presidential debate happened and, after years of being protected by staff, tens of millions of people watched the president struggle to stay focused and responsive. So, as an embarrassed press struggled to explain the most recent belated disclosure, the reason is the “right-wing press” and the need to counter their narratives. While saying that reporters “are now expressing regret,” CNN explains that “some members of the White House press corps who have regular exposure to President Biden are now admitting they were “turned off” from exposing his mental decline before last week’s debate in part because of the attention it has got from ‘right-wing media.’”

It was just part of shaping the news, which is now the priority in journalism. A recent series of interviews with over 75 media leaders by Leonard Downie Jr., former Washington Post executive editor, and Andrew Heyward, former CBS News president, reaffirmed this shift. As Emilio Garcia-Ruiz, editor-in-chief at the San Francisco Chronicle, stated: “Objectivity has got to go.” But that objectivity seems to depend heavily upon what ideology you are advocating. We have been discussing the rise of advocacy journalism and the rejection of objectivity in journalism schools. Writers, editors, commentators, and academics have embraced rising calls for censorship and speech controls, including President-elect Joe Biden and his key advisers. This movement includes academics rejecting the very concept of objectivity in journalism in favor of open advocacy. In an interview with The Stanford Daily, Stanford journalism professor, Ted Glasser, insisted that journalism needed to “free itself from this notion of objectivity to develop a sense of social justice.”

He rejected the notion that journalism is based on objectivity and said that he views “journalists as activists because journalism at its best — and indeed history at its best — is all about morality.” Thus, “Journalists need to be overt and candid advocates for social justice, and it’s hard to do that under the constraints of objectivity.” Lauren Wolfe, the fired freelance editor for the New York Times, has not only gone public to defend her pro-Biden tweet but published a piece titled “I’m a Biased Journalist and I’m Okay With That.” Former New York Times writer (and now Howard University Journalism Professor) Nikole Hannah-Jones is a leading voice for advocacy journalism. Indeed, Hannah-Jones has declared “all journalism is activism.” The problem comes with these little embarrassing moments when the public suddenly sees that prior coverage was false.

Whether it is the Russian collusion story (for which reporters received Pulitzer Prizes) or the Hunter Biden laptop or the Lafayette Park photo shoot or the migrant whipping controversy, there is an inescapable pattern of omission and misdirection. This is why media outlets are collapsing as the public seeks other sources for information. As I previously wrote, the mantra “Let’s Go Brandon!” was embraced by millions as a criticism as much of the media as President Biden. It derives from an Oct. 2 interview with race-car driver Brandon Brown after he won his first NASCAR Xfinity Series race. During the interview, NBC reporter Kelli Stavast’s questions were drowned out by loud-and-clear chants of “F*** Joe Biden.” Stavast quickly and inexplicably declared, “You can hear the chants from the crowd, ‘Let’s go, Brandon!’” So, in expressing guilt for not pursuing the President’s mental and physical decline, the media is left with explaining that they are just doing what they are trained to do in the new J Schools. They were countering conservatives and framing the news.

This is why Washington Post publisher and CEO William Lewis is under attack for dropping a truth bomb on the staff of the Post when he told them: “We are going to turn this thing around, but let’s not sugarcoat it. It needs turning around,” Lewis said. “We are losing large amounts of money. Your audience has halved in recent years. People are not reading your stuff. Right. I can’t sugarcoat it anymore.” Staff is now trying to get him fired.

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“..the US leadership is blind to the true state of affairs, as it has become “entangled in its own networks of intrigue and sanctions..”

US Encouraging Ukraine To Commit New Crimes – Moscow (RT)

The US is nudging Ukraine towards committing new war crimes and helping to prolong the conflict by continuing to send military aid to the embattled country, Moscow’s ambassador to Washington, Anatoly Antonov, has said. On Wednesday, the administration of US President Joe Biden announced another military assistance package for Kiev totaling around $2.5 billion. It includes air defense munitions, HIMARS missiles, artillery rounds, anti-tank weapons and other equipment. Since the start of the conflict in February 2022, the Biden administration has committed more than $53 billion in military aid to Ukraine. In a statement on Telegram, Antonov denounced the latest American aid package, charging that Washington “continues its course towards war” and “harbors illusory dreams of a strategic victory over Russia.”

“Pumping up the agonizing Zelensky regime with deadly weapons is a futile project. In essence, this is encouraging Kiev terrorists to commit new crimes.” American weapons will not deter Russia from pushing on toward its end goal of “liberating Ukraine,” the envoy said. “They will only lead to new casualties among civilians, including women and children.” He also said that the Ukraine conflict mostly benefits the US defense industrial complex, while Washington “is balancing on the brink of conflict with Russia, the largest nuclear power.” The ambassador added that “it feels as if they are not thinking about the global consequences of the catastrophe that is approaching due to the short-sighted and dangerous policies of Washington.”

In addition, Antonov opined that by approving Ukraine aid, US policymakers intend to “demonstrate that they are steadfast in defending the crumbling world order based on American rules on the eve of the NATO summit in Washington.” Those politicians, however, are ignoring “the cost of such a Pyrrhic victory,” he stated. The ambassador said that the US leadership is blind to the true state of affairs, as it has become “entangled in its own networks of intrigue and sanctions” which have failed to deter Russia and other independent states, while becoming a burden for the West. The envoy also recalled that the West rejected Moscow’s peace overture that could put an end to the conflict. Last month, Russian President Vladimir Putin said that Moscow was ready to immediately open peace talks with Ukraine once it withdraws troops from Donbass and two other former regions and agrees to commit to a neutral status.

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She delivers.

Transformation of Russian Economy Is Marathon With Barriers – Nabiullina (TASS)

Current transformation of the Russian economy is a marathon race with barriers and not a short distance, Governor of the Bank of Russia Elvira Nabiullina said. “We have recovered quickly, quicker than we expected ourselves, than expected by many. Growth rates are very high in 2023. Growth rates are high now and certainly, everybody wants to keep them. However, it seems to me that it is important for us to comprehend the current situation and understand that this is a long-distance run. This is not a short run but indeed a marathon distance, and furthermore, across the country and with barriers. We therefore need to estimate forces and understand how we work with constraints,” she said. It is important to think how to respond to long-term challenges, Nabiullina noted. “Mere crisis response measures and the use of reserves should not be the response to such permanent structural change of the economy. This is rethinking of priorities, from my point of view, and reallocation of resources,” she added.

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No peace!

Concern Over Reports Of Orban Planning Moscow Trip (BBC)

Other EU leaders have expressed concern over media reports that Hungarian Prime Minister Viktor Orban may be meeting Russian President Vladimir Putin in Moscow on Friday. Mr Orban – whose country now holds the EU rotating presidency – is the bloc’s only head of national government to have kept close ties to the Kremlin following its full-scale invasion of Ukraine in 2022. European Council President Charles Michel said Mr Orban had “no mandate to engage with Russia on behalf of the EU”, while Polish PM Donald Tusk asked for clarification. Several media outlets reported about Mr Orban’s apparent forthcoming visit, quoting their sources. The Financial Times said one Hungarian and two EU officials had confirmed media reports that Mr Orban would meet Russia’s president on Friday. Radio Free Europe/Radio Liberty, a US-government funded media organisation, quoted a Hungarian government source. It also said that Hungarian Foreign Minister Peter Szijjarto would accompany Mr Orban.
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On Monday, according to AFP news agency, Mr Orban promised “surprising news from surprising places”. In a post on X, Mr Michel wrote: “The EU rotating presidency has no mandate to engage with Russia on behalf of the EU. “The European Council is clear: Russia is the aggressor, Ukraine is the victim. No discussions about Ukraine can take place without Ukraine.” Mr Tusk asked: “The rumours about your visit to Moscow cannot be true@PM_ViktorOrban, or can they?” Earlier this week, Mr Orban visited Kyiv, saying a “a quick ceasefire could be used to speed up peace negotiations”. Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelensky – who has had frosty relations with Mr Orban – did not publicly respond to the proposal. But many Ukrainians believe any ceasefire would simply cement Russia’s hold over territory it has seized from Ukraine and, if negotiations were to take place, they would prefer them to be conducted from a position of strength rather than on the back foot.

Media speculation about Mr Orban’s visit to Moscow came as President Putin said again that he was open to negotiating with Kyiv. The Kremlin leader recently publicly voiced a number of tough pre-conditions for such talks but Kyiv and its Western allies say these are tantamount to Ukraine’s capitulation. Mr Orban has been a vocal critic of Western support for Ukraine. He previously slowed agreement on a €50bn ($54bn; £42bn) EU aid package designed to support Ukraine in its defence against Russia. Tuesday’s visit to Kyiv was his first in 12 years, although he met Mr Putin repeatedly during that time. During Mr Orban’s joint appearance with Mr Zelensky the body language between them was not warm, and neither took questions from the media after they gave their statements. But for the next six months Mr Orban’s position as head of the European Council means he has an influential role as a figurehead for Europe. He came to Ukraine on his second day in that role for discussions, saying there was a need to solve previous disagreements and focus on the future.

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Labour: 410 seats. Tories: 131 seats. For a majority of about 170 seats. Not a typo.

Labour Set For Crushing 170 Seat Majority In UK General Election (ZH)

The year of record elections continues to serve up dramatic results, and on Thursday, a national exit poll in the UK general election indicated that Rishi Sunak’s Conservatives will crash out of office after 14 years after Keir Starmer’s Labour party was heading for a massive majority of about 170 seats. The poll on Thursday night suggested Starmer will become prime minister with 410 seats out of 650 in the House of Commons, while Sunak’s party is facing the worst result in its history, with just 131 seats. The result, according to the FT, is “momentous for Britain and will resonate around the world” because at a time when right-wing populists are advancing in many countries, political power in the UK has swung back to a liberal, internationalist, centre-left party. But Labour’s victory was projected to be delivered on a smaller share of the vote than the 40% secured by leftwing Labour leader Jeremy Corbyn in his 2017 general election defeat — suggesting the public remains sceptical.

Labour’s shadow foreign secretary David Lammy warned: “If we do not deliver for working people, we will be out and nationalists will be on our tails.” He added: “That’s the lesson we have seen around the world.” Meanwhile, Nigel Farage’s Reform UK was projected to do better than expected with 13 seats, a result that would be a big breakthrough for his right-wing populist party. The first two constituencies to report results on Thursday evening, both in the north of England, showed Labour wins with Reform in second place. Labour’s victory is a personal triumph for Starmer, who took over the party’s leadership in 2020 after the party’s worst election defeat in almost a century. His projected victory is similar in scale to Sir Tony Blair’s 1997 Labour landslide. That said, while the Ipsos exit poll is usually a reliable predictor of overall results, the final result may still differ. Vote counts from individual constituencies will trickle in through the night, with Labour, if the polls are correct, likely to have a clear majority by 5am.

According to the exit survey, the centrist Liberal Democrats was on course to win 61 seats, close to the 62-seat record set by the party in 2005. The Lib Dems are forecast to make big gains in the Tory “blue wall” of rich constituencies in the south of England. The Scottish National party was set to come behind Labour in Scotland with just 10 seats, according to the exit poll, putting a serious dent in the party’s dream of securing independence. The survey exposed the overwhelming sentiment reported by candidates from all parties that Britain wanted “change”, with many senior Tories admitting during the campaign that the party looked exhausted. The UK has been under Conservative rule for 14 years, during which time there have been five prime ministers, with a near catastrophic banking and bond market crisis erupting during the brief reign of Liz Truss. The period was marked by economic austerity, Brexit, the coronavirus pandemic and an energy price shock.

Former Tory minister Sir Jacob Rees-Mogg said it was “clearly a terrible night” and added that the Conservatives had taken votes for granted. Starmer is set to become only the seventh Labour prime minister in the party’s history, and his victory is the first since 2005 for the center-left party. Labour last ousted the Tories from power in 1997, when Tony Blair became prime minister in a crushing victory over John Major’s Tories. He will move into 10 Downing Street on Friday and immediately form his cabinet, with an instruction to ministers to quickly deliver policies to jolt Britain out of its low-growth torpor. The exit poll indicated that Starmer’s avowedly pro-growth, pro-business agenda has paid off, as Labour bucked international political trends. Far-right parties have performed strongly in recent elections for the European and French parliaments, while in the US, Donald Trump is leading in polls for the presidential race.

Labour’s chancellor-in-waiting Rachel Reeves has said she hopes investors will now see the UK as a “safe haven” although once the UK unleashes the next spending spree to fund all the various welfare projects, we fully expect another quick funding crisis and even more QE.

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    René Magritte The evening gown 1954   • Biden Says He Is Proud To Be A ‘Black Woman’ (RT) • Michelle Obama Hears the Calls and Sees the Polls (Ta
    [See the full post at: Debt Rattle July 5 2024]

    #162845
    tboc
    Participant

    The United States, the irascible and indignant nation.

    #162846
    aspnaz
    Participant

    “journalists as activists because journalism at its best — and indeed history at its best — is all about morality.” Thus, “Journalists need to be overt and candid advocates for social justice, and it’s hard to do that under the constraints of objectivity.”

    Journalism as religion, the sort of religion that says it is okay to lie to people because you make better decisions than those people, so you should be making their decisions, not them. Oh dear, kind of arrogant twat religious nutcase.

    As for morality, those are the rules by which individuals deal with each other, they are the rules that form the society. This journalist says that it is good to lie to people and obvioussly, from the track record, good to demonise half of society, the Trump half. What sort of morality is that, other than the twisted morality of a two year old denying they stole all the cookies from the cookie jar while covered in crumbs.

    This person obviously believes that he is above everybody else, that everybody else should do as he says, that he should do the thinking and you do the hard labour; kind of like a prison camp commandant, now where did I last hear of those people? Mind you, he was editor of the NYT and only the most “obedient” (so who’s doing the thinking) camp commandants get that job; ironic.

    #162847
    aspnaz
    Participant

    In China “Big” Mike would be called “Fat” Mike.

    #162848
    aspnaz
    Participant

    “As 80% of Voters Say Biden ‘Too Old’”

    Biden is not too old, he is too senile. Not a criticism, he didn’t choose his genes, but that is the way things have worked out. Kissinger – may he, Biden, in fact all of them, burn/rot in hell – was lucid up to 100 years old. I am sure he could have done the job, at least he could be up front that AIPAC supported him and he could explain that he supported Israel first. That would not be a problem for the Americans, they love their Jews.

    #162849
    tboc
    Participant

    Sir Les Patterson in possession of a nuclear arsenal staggering to the air of the Washington Post March.

    where is Joseph N. Welch when you need him?

    #162850
    tboc
    Participant

    Ozymandias

    #162851
    aspnaz
    Participant

    Labour: 410 seats. Tories: 131 seats. For a majority of about 170 seats. Not a typo.

    Labour stands for nothing, same as the tories. Labour will keep all the shit that is pissing people off – like crazy immigration, police at your door because you called someone a wanker, prison for teaching your dog Nazi tricks – just the same as the tories, except that Labour will be forgiven for raising taxes and giving them to their private sector friends as “grants”. I am interested to see the turnout figures.

    The UK needs proportional representation and some decent politicians.

    A reminder; Keir Starmer protected Jimmy Saville from prosecution when Starmer was DPP (Director of Public Prosecution) under Margaret Thatcher. Jimmy was a good friend of Thatcher’s, she gave him a knighthood despite the honours commitee raising concerns about his “lifestyle”, his pedophilia, which was well known in the upper echelons. Jimmy and Maggie used to spend Christmas together at Chequers, the PM’s official residence.

    Starmer was well aware of the reputation of Saville and when his reports decided to criminally investigate Saville, Starmer put a stop to it, in order to protect his career. Now look at him. He was nicely rewarded, today he is PM of the UK. Shame about all the buggered boys and girls – many of whom were mental patients in hospitals – that litter his path through the establishment. May he burn in hell with Biden and the rest.

    In case you don’t know of Jimmy Saville, the BBC and Keir Starmer helped him to become the UK’s biggest pedophile. Only after Saville died were his crimes investigated, but only the little people were punished, the big shots like Starmer got promotions.

    Savile sexually abused 450 people, 328 of whom were minors

    Starmer helped him by not stopping him; Starmer is a coward, so don’t expect much.

    #162852
    aspnaz
    Participant

    In October 2012 it was announced that the Director of Public Prosecutions, Keir Starmer, would investigate why proceedings against Savile in 2009 were dropped.

    Starmer’s job was to investigate Saville, his job was to run the department that investigates criminals. They have turned the story around so that people don’t think it was Starmer who stopped the investigation. I guess this is how they fire some hapless flunky for dropping the investigation into one of the country’s most famous people …. but Keir Starmer was not aware of it, or asking for daily updates which he passed to Maggie. Give is a break.

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

    #162853
    tboc
    Participant

    when asked for a comment Sir Les compared Kamala to his wife, “she could bore the asshole of a wooden horse”.

    Well the VP does not have the grace, charm and flair of Dame Edna, much to our chagrin.
    Maybe Michelle

    #162854
    Dr. D
    Participant

    “NATO Expected To Tell Ukraine It’s Too Corrupt To Join

    But ALSO, “Here’s $200B dollars. No we don’t need receipts.” What did the Pentagon say only yesterday? $6B already missing from this last one alone? Someone probably risked their job or life saying that, nobody looks, nobody cares. How many elections can you buy for $6B? A: All of them, clearly. Just look around.

    “Reporters Blame “Right-Wing Media” For Their Failure To Disclose Biden’s Infirmity

    Not the first time: Covid too was our fault. As we again point out that Irony and Hypocrisy are dead. That goes with the “Activist” reporters who are, no surprise and to a very man, all communists. And we all remember the Communist Slogan, famous through the ages, “This is all YOUR fault!!!” Nothing is my fault. Nothing is my responsibility. Daddy save me.

    “Ukronazis Are Now Press Ganging Women
    I wonder how Duh’merica Lib-tard feminists will respond when the DC Satanists do this to them?”

    “Daddy Save Me”, as this happens. What will they do? A: Whatever Blue Square tells them. If it’s the opposite of yesterday, opposite of right now, no problem! It’s YOUR fault. THat’s why it’s a perfect fit to politics, “It’s not whether you win or lose, but where you place the blame.” As we see right now in France, as Macron poisons the well, lights the dumpster fire, the drops it on the “Right”.

    “Not-Transitioning: India burns more coal than the US and Europe combined and just ordered $33b in “new coal plants”

    We can point fingers, Aaaaaaaand then Google builds their own coal plant that burns baby seals to go “Net Zero”, I mean “Net +50” in AI. ‘Cause one day they just woke up and wanted to. AI will save the world! The charred, dead 200-degree world.

    And adding China’s coal, for which they will take Australia, whether soft or hard? I wasn’t thinking of Europe, I was thinking of China deniers from New Zealand.

    “[Hillary] made the comment in a phone call with Russian prankster duo Vovan and Lexus”

    Apparently they only JUST finished running the same scam on Cameron, last week? Who said the same things? And you think these guys are “elite” and smart enough to be electable?

    “So y’all wanna REALLY piss off some liberals? Share THIS!!”

    No, I don’t, and, You are very silly. It is “Reality”, so nobody cares. I mean, among the two parties, who is dumber? The one who can’t learn? Doesn’t adjust their tactics? I guess this is why they’re made for each other.

    “A heavily slurring Biden starts to stumble through the debunked “suckers and losers” hoax at the White House Independence Day celebration — in front of our great military families”

    Laying it on real thick now. 1) This is all a show. Biden isn’t real. 2) This is not a show, this all makes perfect sense. But with the world’s most fantastic timing. Pick 1 or 2.

    Obama: the “Not running for President” thing, yeah, everybody says that. Maybe they should take it as a warning if they say that, then run anyway, they are a pathological liar? Maybe not the best choice? Nevertheless, this is done every time they can manage it and so means nothing.

    “Trounced … hurling insults at that 81-year-old”

    Thanks NPR writers at RT, you’re fired. Practically every word used is Op-Ed only and is on total ban in any newsroom. WHEN you get that one Op-Ed a year, feel free to use them. But for the other 364 days a year, STFU.

    Just…none of this seems relevant, and we don’t know what’s up with Ukraine, London, Israel, Iran, collapse of Egypt, etc, but that doesn’t mean this is somehow important. It’s not. And there’s too much to cover in Africa, new financial systems all on-line worldwide, etc, but that doesn’t mean we should ignore it.

    What the Feds do hardly matters even here because everyone will ignore them. So how much more the rest of the world? Why do I care who is elected to a position everyone ignores and can project no power?

    ““We are confident no matter what that we will be victorious in tying any Democrat on the ballot to Biden and to the Democratic Party,”

    You can tie them to the DNC because they’re all Democrats? Genius. So there won’t be an election.

    “• One Of Biggest Democratic Donors Says Biden Should Step Aside (TASS)

    And P.S., “I want my money back”.

    “On MSNBC, Joe Scarborough stated “start your tape right now because I’m about to tell you the truth. And F— you if you can’t handle the truth. This version of Biden intellectually, analytically, is the best Biden ever. Not a close second. And I have known him for years…If it weren’t the truth I wouldn’t say it.”

    I want this played on loop on every TV in America. Every diner, every sports bar, every airport. Then they can blame the Right who told them since before 2019 because they have eyes.

    ““Journalists need to be overt and candid advocates for social justice, and it’s hard to do that under the constraints of objectivity.” Stanford, Ted Glasser.

    It’s right there for you: “Social” justice is a particular kind of Justice that is not generic. It’s the “Socialist” type. Just ask them. “Justice” for example would have to follow up on Assange and J6. “Social” justice only follows up on how many people can get killed in the Glorious Revolution. Cultural Revolution. Again: I’m not saying anything controversial here, just ask them. Here’s a phone.

    So translated, they are saying they need to be “Overt” that is, radical, very highly prioritize being an advocate, and more or less dispense with all other requirements of journalism, such as truth, sourcing, credibility, getting statements, etc. Not only is “objectivity” not a priority, but his sentence very clearly indicates that he perceives objectivity as a direct enemy, to be discarded at all possible times. That is, “The only enemy is Truth.” He is, by his position, top “Journalist” at top School in America, setting the tone. Okay, what if Fox news said, “We need to dispense with all objectivity” concerning the RIGHT’s view? All. Every. Not even a tiiiiiiy bit of objectivity are allowed in Fox News Headquarters. See any problem here?

    Well, no because they are incapable of irony, parallelism, hypocrisy, as they all depend on “Objectivity”, that is, a fixed sense of “Reality” at all. That a thing is a thing that remains a thing outside of their mind and ego. Water isn’t wet if they don’t wish it to be, really hard. Magical thinking the Occult, or really “The Power of Positive Thinking.” Manifestly Name it and Claim it. The world conforms to me. Of course!

    …And the world does NOT manifest and conform to anyone else around you, to THEIR beliefs instead, for why? Like any toddler, they are the center of the universe.

    “We are going to turn this thing around, but let’s not sugarcoat it. It needs turning around,” Lewis said. “We are losing large amounts of money.” “Staff [tried] to get him fired. For telling the Truth. The Truth is the enemy, wherever it is found. Whoever states it. Caaaaaaaaaaaaaaandy.

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=TRTkCHE1sS4 “A goose needs to lay 100 eggs a day. OR ELSE!!!!!!!!!!!!”

    “Capitalism” deals with “money” so they say. Socialism doesn’t deal with filthy things like “losing large amounts of money”. No! They’re much more enlightened than that. They deal with Social Popularity, which is their currency instead. 1,000 times more narrow and shallow than money ever was. Chelsea said so. And being “Popular” vanishes overnight with a single word, no recourse, no process, no takebacks. It’s all about POWER, who has the POWER to day you’re uncool, and the other kids have to fall in line and agree, for your sheer amusement to make them run around.

    See what a better, more rich, stable, heartwarming, loving world that is?

    “It includes air defense munitions, HIMARS missiles, artillery rounds, anti-tank weapons and other equipment.“

    Back to those Patriots, we aren’t sending them. Israel isn’t going to let them go. As stated, IF they moved an inch, they would only defend “Us” but the Us, would be Western F16 landing strips, and Russia is heavy-bombing all airbases this week, as well as captured an ATACMs and back-engineered it, soon to be worthless on the battlefield.

    “Current transformation of the Russian economy is a marathon race with barriers and not a short distance, Governor of the Bank of Russia Elvira Nabiullina said.”

    Again, IF in 1999, Russia had got in, hung all the traitors, jailed all the corruption, stole all the Oligarchs, Russia would have collapsed since there was nothing BUT corrupt traitor oligarchs there. You have to rotate out, transform it or it’s just “Disaster Capitalism”, ripe for the John Perkins picking. …And ALSO WITH US.

    WE are exactly like that here. Now do you want to arrest all 535 of the Federal government, every agency, every bank, every court? Because they too are on the take and corrupt as they come. Yeah? Then an even MORE corrupt Europe (or China, your pick) will see us collapse, chop us up and eat our corpse. What kind of plan is that again? Oh noes: Magic Orange Man wasn’t able to do everything to everybody in one term. I guess it’s all over then! Might as well give up!

    Take a clue here: reversing America and her shattered economy is a marathon race with many barriers and not a short distance jaunt. That means we shouldn’t bother, I guess.

    And the first step was not even Exxon. It was to make America and the world SEE IT. They have to know what’s happening for each person at their own desk know what to do next. We’re fighting two different wars: “THEY” are fighting a war for CONTROL. Actual, physical, mental CONTROL. We are only fighting to make them EXPOSE themselves. By acting, by overreacting. Once the People see what’s going on, they’ll naturally pivot without any help, as they have. That’s so easy we can’t lose. In fact, we only win by not losing.

    Concern Over Reports Of Orban Planning Moscow Trip (BBC)

    Excellent examples of the level of mental illness and insanity as is done by Europe. Every sentence has a new psychosis, imaginary dragon that’s flying monkeys at them. So Peace comes because we never talk with the participants of war? No? I thought all wars end in a Peace treaty, signed by both parts. Huh. Can’t talk to Russia without Ukraine (why? They could talk 10,000 other things. Nope! Only the Ukr war exists. The entire rest of planet, rest of subjects now no longer exist! But the war isn’t important and they’re not worried about losing it or nothin’.) So can’t talk without Ukraine being present but we CAN talk to Ukraine without Russia being present.

    So. Bored. Day after day after day. Mental illness, be it Cluster B narcissism or psychosis, is BORING. The people can’t get out of the narrow loop they spin on day after day, year after year, going nowhere. If they could broaden their mental process to the rest of the human palette, they would no longer be mentally ill. Don’t be mentally ill alongside them. Be human.

    “• Labour Set For Crushing 170 Seat Majority In UK General Election (ZH)

    …And now Starmer will say he has a “Mandate” and become High Chancellor of the Star Chamber, the new Hitler of Europe. Watch. Danger has only begun.

    “Former Tory minister Sir Jacob Rees-Mogg said it was “clearly a terrible night” and added that the Conservatives had taken votes for granted.”

    This is truly deserved and a long time coming, when you line up the entire population of Britain and piss in their eye one by one over Brexit. …Which they then double-crossed HARDER than even Labour did. And multiple times, like 50 times, with EVERY person in EVERY office, Johnson, May, Truss. What did Britain want? “UK First”. Get off the continent. Get at least fishing and steel mills back. No immigration. It was IMPOSSIBLE for Tories to do the opposite any harder, Uncle Joe Stalin himself could not have pushed the #AntiTory, #AntiBrexit agenda harder than they did. Okay, so the people had to make an example of them, shooting them on the field. And good riddance.

    …BUT, what now, with Adolf Starmer in office? But this does accomplish an important thing: the only thing that makes it work is co-dependence. They both work to RESTRAIN the other. Now we have Robespierre and that Democracy with no restraint at all.

    Bed-making. Tips and tricks, if only they had taught this in schools along with laundry, checkbooks, etc, they could still be perfectly illiterate and learn something.

    #162855
    EoinW
    Participant

    Only 4 seats for Reform? Liberal-Dems gained over 60! Sein Fein won 4 seats and ran candidates in less than a dozen ridings! To top it all off: the most anti-war politician in UK, George Galloway, lost his seat.

    Americans may lament that free and fair elections have become extinct, however what’s the point of having them? I don’t want to say people are too stupid to vote for change but… Perhaps they’re too fearful. Or is it too lazy to care? Too immature to take responsibility for their own society? No I’ll go with dumb because they can’t recognize the media propaganda demonizing politicians like Farage and Galloway. Just like 80% wanted the Clot shots!

    You can’t fix stupid. But we already know we can’t fix the real economy with voting. Live beyond your means for decades and you eventually must pay up.

    I do think we need to lose this idea that the citizens of the West are innocent victims. Unless Marie Antoinette was an innocent victim. Let’s put 100% of the blame on the political class and the media and the billionaires. But no blame on me because I won’t take responsibility for anything!

    #162856
    Oroboros
    Participant

    Micro managing micro-attention spans

    It’s far easier to do than you think

    Egypt is being setup for Chaos & Coup,

    ….so the Gazans can be stampeded across the border into the Sinai and the border door permanently shut behind them.

    Clever plan if it works.

    In the mayhem of a failing debt ridden Egyptian state, slip it in the back door, the Islamic world isn’t united or decisive enough to stop it.

    Just look a the weak willed limp wristed response to the massive genocide in Gaza they have shown so far.

    The western great Satans are busy leading their Sheeple around with the Punch & Judy, Tweedle Dumb & Dumber puppet show of ‘elections’ (cough,gag,cough)

    No one will notice the coup in Egypt til it’s too late for the Palestinians.

    You know this is true in your bones don’t ya?

    Look at Duh’mericans

    They can be lead around like a pig with a ring through it’s nose and a micro-attention span world view.

    Oink, oink!

    Look, over there!

    .

    #162857
    aspnaz
    Participant

    Talking of Les Patterson

    “What’s the difference between a poofta and a microwave? A microwave doesn’t brown your meat.”

    A poofta drills for vegemite!

    #162858
    Oroboros
    Participant

    A barely living metaphor for Duh’merica the Beautiful

    What an sad old Turd-Tard

    Cat got your tongue?

    ‘Sharp And Focused But Sometimes Confused’: AP Gaslights With New ‘Fiery But Mostly Peaceful’ Propaganda

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    #162859
    tboc
    Participant

    The Wind Cries Mary

    After all the jacks are in their boxes
    And the clowns have all gone to bed
    You can hear happiness
    Staggering on down the street
    Footprints dressed in red
    And the wind whispers
    “Mary”
    A broom is drearily sweeping
    Up the broken pieces
    Of yesterday’s life
    Somewhere, a queen is weeping
    Somewhere
    A king has no wife
    And the wind, it cries
    “Mary”
    The traffic lights, they turn blue tomorrow
    And shine their emptiness down on my bed
    The tiny island sags downstream
    ‘Cause the life that lived is dead
    And the wind screams
    “Mary”
    Will the wind ever remember
    The names it has blown in the past?
    And with this crutch
    Its old age and its wisdom
    It whispers, “No, this will be the last”
    And the wind cries
    “Mary” – Hendrix

    “And so castles made of sand fall in the sea
    Eventually” – Hendrix

    just clarifying the obvious, just clarifying the obvious

    “I do think we need to lose this idea that the citizens of the West are innocent victims.” – EoinW
    save your breath bubba, neither Plato nor Socrates could not win that dialogue
    experience is the best teacher

    #162860
    Oroboros
    Participant

    Ta-Da!

    Welcome to the Future Baby, It is Murder

    #162861
    tboc
    Participant

    thanks aspnaz!!!!

    #162862
    tboc
    Participant

    happy fingers! could win – a Peskov double negative

    #162863
    Oroboros
    Participant

    The Collective Satanic West is putting on quite the Shitshow for the Global Majority to take in and come to some kind of conclusion that the ‘free world’ is batshit insane.

    It’s not a good look but the West can’t see how bad they come across to most of the world.

    The Empire of Lies and it’s little rhinestone collared bitch Euroturdistan are trapped inside Kafka Kastle, a hall of PR mirrors with no escape possible, just madness and death.

    With headlines like this:

    NATO Expected To Tell Ukraine It’s Too Corrupt To Join

    Hahahahahahaha!

    Wow, hard to top that baby

    How about this:

    Reporters Blame “Right-Wing Media” For Their Failure To Disclose Biden’s Infirmity

    #162864
    Oroboros
    Participant

    Mediawhores®

    Yes, thank a real word now, see, it’s got a registered trademark symbol after it, it must be true.

    “Former New York Times writer (and now Howard University Journalism Professor) Nikole Hannah-Jones is a leading voice for advocacy journalism.

    Indeed, Hannah-Jones has declared “all journalism is activism.” The problem comes with these little embarrassing moments when the public suddenly sees that prior coverage was false.

    “All journalism is activism” means: “All journalism is Propaganda”

    It then concludes as the night follows the day: “All journalism is Gaslighting”

    It then means that reporting what goes on with a minimum of spin is “racist” and “hateful”

    The mediawhore meltdown is delicious

    Yum

    Can’t wait for seconds

    Vintage poster

    Cue the Woketurd heads exploding

    .

    #162865
    zerosum
    Participant

    journalism has the power to shape your thoughts?

    “..They fear that the 81-year-old incumbent’s continued candidacy would lead to a Republican sweep of Washington and an unchecked Donald Trump presidency..”

    5 days to cure senility?

    • Biden Has Five Days To Prove Himself – Top Donor (RT)

    shaping the news, which is now the priority in journalism.

    the rise of advocacy journalism and the rejection of objectivity in journalism schools.

    embraced rising calls for censorship and speech controls,

    ———-

    #162866
    WES
    Participant

    Britain just voted for “Change You Can Believe In!”
    Britain is so screwed!
    Now the screw will turn faster!
    The “City of London” screwdrivers are in heaven!
    The wealth transfer rate from the poor to the rich will now accelerate!

    #162867
    userzeroid
    Participant

    60% voter turnout in the UK. It is clear that the electorate is disillusioned. 33% of the vote for Labour is less than Corbyn’s 40% back in 2019 but works against a Tory govt with only 22% of the vote.

    Only 4 seats for Reform but check out the percentage who voted for them – equal to or higher than the amount that voted Lib Dem – around 14%. Lib Dem gets 61 seats with 12% of the vote. Reform gets 4 seats with 14% of the vote.

    Confused? Welcome to the UK. Now you know a bit more about how we feel about politics and this probably explains the low voter turnout somewhat

    #162868

    Hello, userzeroid! Thanks for clearing that up. ; )

    #162869
    zerosum
    Participant

    War games
    Zelensky just said they have 14 new ‘volunteer brigades’ ready to go, but no REAL weapons.

    #162870
    Dr D Rich
    Participant

    I wonder where this preternaturally entitled guy worships.

    Joshua Jacobs

      Of the 182 executives, 148 were VHA employees whose bonuses were signed off on by Elnahal. The rest were VBA employees, signed off by Under Secretary for Benefits Joshua Jacobs. The awards ranged from $38,986 to $106,473.

      September 2023, VA revealed that it had erroneously awarded $10.8 million in bonuses to 182 senior executives at its central office using retention provisions included in the PACT Act. The provisions had been meant to ensure difficult-to-replace employees with highly needed skills were incentivized to stay at VA

      That investigation has now been concluded, and the resulting report focuses blame on VA leaders, particularly Under Secretary for Health Shereef Elnahal, MD

      incentive (CSI) bonuses can be issued when an employee possesses a high-demand skill or skill that there is a shortage of; that skill is directly related to their duties and responsibilities; and employment of an individual with that skill serves a critical, mission-related need. With regard to the $10.8 million provided to these executives, the investigators suggested that VA provided no market factors to justify the bonuses, the amount was determined haphazardly, and the executives were grouped together despite having a wide range of skills and being employed in different departments.

    Don’t ever think for a second these malevolent shits, JACOBS and ELNAHAL, Salute The Veterans

    TPTB used to call this stealing of money meant for the troops and veterans as it trickled down to the intended recipients, TAXATION….

    …..or that essential part of Capitalism called Banking and Financialization.

    Meanwhile +35,000 remain homeless. We have no one else to blame except JACOBS & ELNAHAL, pilferers extraordinaire.

    Under the Leadership of ELNAHAL & JACOBS the current and two immediate prior Directors at VA Butler distinguished themselves separately and individually by:

    1. DUI…. director that happens to be a nurse
    2. Retired navy chief that happened to have misrepresented his credentials as being equivalent to a Navy Captain or Admiral
    3. Caught canoodling the hot female chief of the medical staff on the company’s dime and time and ensnared the head of hospital security in the inept cover-up.

    What the 3 situations have in common IS each miscreant was retained and all received bonuses courtesy of ELNAHAL & JACOBS

    Impunity.
    Indemnified.
    Bought and Paid For.

    Everyone knows these employment circumstances are very, very dangerous.
    No one dares tug on Superman’s cape or pull the mask off the Lone Ranger.

    #162871

    Hey- if fancy-pants Obama can think about being president, why not me? I have more experience! (Jill B.)

    Don’t think it hasn’t crossed her mind.

    #162872
    Oroboros
    Participant

    The Empire of Lies is looking like the south end of a north bound horse.

    BRICS is soaring in popularity because of this.

    Duh’merica looks like a retarded monkey because that’s you heads it up.

    The ‘brand’ going the way of Bud-Lite, in the toilet.

    Unconditional support for the Murdering Mafia Monsters of Is-real-hell

    Unconditional support for Ukronaziland and the bottomless corruption is a PR disaster for the Global Majority.

    The western Sheeple will believe anything be the rest of the global doesn’t want the West .

    The West are girlie-man losers.

    And at this point no amount of horseshit spin will convince that Global Majority that the West is the best.

    Quite the opposite now.

    #162873
    Dr D Rich
    Participant

    What happened to Scott Ritter?

    It’s been like a week or so.
    Something’s afoot.

    #162874
    aspnaz
    Participant

    zerosum said

    War games
    Zelensky just said they have 14 new ‘volunteer brigades’ ready to go, but no REAL weapons.

    Oroboros showed us the middle aged mum being kidnapped by the Zelensky Nazis. I wonder how many of these brigades contain that sort of volunteer. All maybe?

    #162875
    Oroboros
    Participant

    Russian woman post this about fixing something in Russia, all I could think of in Duh’merica was a woman friend who had the same problem to fix

    “I called Housing and Communal services( ЖКХ) last night. This morning first thing I had an electrician over to fix my faulted light switch.

    It cost me $6.81.

    My friend in the Empire of lies had a light switch fixed too

    It was $79 for an electrician to come over for less than 5 minutes and put in a new switch.

    Russia is making artillery shells for $500 a piece, the Empire of Lies is over 4K each.

    Duh’merica is on the knife edge of insolvency and unaffordably of Life’s basic necessities.

    Leadership, it’s just an illusion

    .

    #162876
    Oroboros
    Participant

    Hot off the press

    Scott Ritter: Full-Scale War with Hezbollah Could Spell Israel’s Doom

    Sure hope so

    #162877
    userzeroid
    Participant

    Cheers MPSK – Yeah, the British electoral system is as clear as mud, on the face of it, it doesn’t make much sense. As aspnaz states, proportional representation would be a good start… Dr. D and EoinW have also got some good criticism and insight as to how to improve it. But hey, we are just old people, shouting at clouds over here

    #162878
    D Benton Smith
    Participant

    As crazy as it may seem to the sane, Joe Biden has overwhelming official support from the top of the Democrat Party all the way down through their ranks. There are no dissenters in top positions that I’ve been able to find. And yet the Mainstream media and pundits are all in the “Just step down, Joe” camp.

    The point I make is that every single one of the entire Uni-Party MUST decide and personally take a firm stance on one side of the question or the other. Should Joe stay or should Joe go? That is the question.

    Pay very close attention, because this question is of existential importance. In today’s political atmosphere the golden White House rubber-stamp “plum” goes to the guy team who make the right choice. So, does Joe stay or does Joe go?

    Which choice gives the Blob the greatest chance of survival? Tough call, and the Blob is split. If they remain split then they lose.

    It is coming down to the wire on making that call, and there shall be blood in the gutters either way.

    The controllers are being forced to step out of the shadows to make their play, and when they do then we will know who they are. This is all on the well founded assumption that they are ALL bad guys. All we want to know is to discover the INDIVIDUALS who declare themselves to be on the side that winds up winning the big question about good old Joe. That will be the faction of the bad guys that is in command.

    The side that is NOT in command (that is, the side that makes the opposite choice on the Joe question) will find themselves in a rather unsurvivably delicate position of having taken sides against the boss. I would not want to be in any of their shoes.

    But in either case, judgement days is coming REAL soon now. Does Joe stay or does Joe go?

    #162882
    zerosum
    Participant

    Does Joe stay or does Joe go?
    Goes … Until an open convention. The mechanism exist for the VP to do the campaigning.
    Then let the people decide if they want him or someone else for 4 more years

    #162883
    zerosum
    Participant

    Are “they” defending Biden or their scamming system?

    #162884
    D Benton Smith
    Participant

    If I was Trump’s campaign manager I would run on the sound byte question, What was your life like 5 years ago when Trump was President, compared to how things are going for you today?

    #162885
    D Benton Smith
    Participant

    @zerosum

    That was a rhetorical question, right?

    #162886
    WES
    Participant

    Those pretending around Joe have no choice but to keep pretending!
    If they stop pretending, then their out of power.*

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