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From Gonzala’s twitter feed: Comic Relief
Desperately needs a captionApril 17, 2023 at 7:42 pm #133627
A Divine Three WayApril 17, 2023 at 8:14 pm #133628
Woketards Migrant Complains There Are Too Many Finns….in Finland!
Hard to make this stuff up!April 17, 2023 at 8:33 pm #133629RototillermanParticipant
On Saturday the prolific @Oroboros posted an image that showed the connections between the Bilderberg group / Council on Foreign Relations / Trilateral Commission and media outlets. Here is a link to the organization that produced that image; they have that image, as well as many more educational posters available for free download here:
The Art of Liberty Foundation (AoLF) focuses on exposing the integrated, criminal control of government and media while providing rational and moral alternatives via voluntary interaction through free markets, decentralized trade, and communication.April 17, 2023 at 8:47 pm #133630
I identify as an allodial sovereign work horseApril 17, 2023 at 8:47 pm #133631jb-hbParticipant
I suppose we SHOULD worry – if the left is acting provocatively, to get the right to be respondingly crazy, then we’d better watch out for BOTH sides.
Thus far, conservatives/republicans have been doing a good job of restraint and remaining normal. The jan six people walked between the velvet ropes. Things have escalated to not buying a beer brand!
Look at the Dem changes:
Anti War > Pro War
Anti Corporation > Pro Corporation
Pro Free Speech > Anti Free Speech
Pro Working Class > Anti Working Class
Keep Religion Out of Schools > Saturate Schools with Religion
what will the Right do to mirror the craziness of Dems on the left?
The Dems ARE the right-wing now.April 17, 2023 at 8:57 pm #133632
🙂April 17, 2023 at 9:01 pm #133633
“I Don’t Know Jack” is posted https://drjohnsblog.substack.com/p/i-dont-know-jack
Craig Murray, Snowden and Texeira: Ten Years of Disaster
Ten years ago Edward Snowden was helped to escape by Wikileaks and to publish his revelations by The Intercept, Guardian, New York Times and others.
In 2023 Jack Texeira is tracked down by UK secret service front Bellingcat in conjunction with the New York Times and in parallel with the Washington Post, not to help him escape or help him publish or tell people his motives, but to help the state arrest him.
Those outlets have accessed a cache of at least 300 additional secret documents in doing so – and have kept them secret, with the exception of a couple of snippets that forward the official state narrative.
That contrast with ten years ago tells a very real and glaring truth. The idea that the legacy media in any way serves the truth or the public interest is now completely buried. The legacy media serves the state, and the state serves the billionaires...
..These attacks were particularly important as the message that came over clearly from these Texeira leaks was precisely the same as that which came over from Daniel Ellsberg’s original Pentagon Papers leak 50 years ago – that the public is being lied to about how the war is going.
(It is worth reflecting that in today’s world the NYT and Washington Post would have condemned Ellsberg and emphasised those bits of the Pentagon Papers which reflect badly on the VietCong)...
..There remains the mystery that the sources of these documents seem particularly diverse – in particular some being apparently internal CIA – for an intelligence officer in the Air National Guard to access, but it is not impossible…
..Jack Texeira is at the centre of this puzzle but remains the missing piece. We have heard nothing from him. A rather unconvincing interview with a suspiciously fluent, pixeled out acquaintance grassing him up to the Washington Post stated that he was a right wing patriot.
Texeira has been portrayed both as some kind of rampant Trump supporter incensed at the state, and as an inadequate jock revealing documents just to boast to fellow gaming nerds. We should remain suspicious of attempts to characterise him: I am acutely aware of media portrayals of Julian Assange which are entirely untrue.
There has been much speculation about how a 21 year old Massachusetts Air National Guardsman, on active duty for 2 years, in an intelligence unit, came to have so much classified information from both military and CIA sources , and came to reveal it at a time when there is a schism in the halls of power with how to deal with the US/NATO proxy war in Ukraine, now that “winning” it seems to not be a realistic option. What is the exit-strategy?
Teixeira was quiet in high school, a military history buff, wore camo, and was not popular. He has been Air National Guard active-duty since being called-up shortly after high school graduation. He was still living at home with his family doing the same job his stepdad had done, with the same Unit. He moderated about 20 high school geeks on an invitation-only chat site where he was the senior guy. He seems to have been markedly idealistic and disappointed with the misuse of American power, particularly against the interests of the American people.
This is the sort of young man who could be fed information without strict safeguards, and who could be expected to share it with his geek-patriot-confidant friends. The level at which such a plan was decided would never be apparent, and plausible deniability of any intention would always be maintained.
Guardian UK, Jack Teixeira’s arrest has exposed a system weakened by the legacy of 9/11 and caught off guard by an enemy that is increasingly within
His family history is the epitome of conservative patriotism. His stepfather served in the same unit, the 102nd intelligence wing of the Massachusetts air national guard, and his mother, who worked for years for veterans’ charities, celebrated the fact that her son was following the same path. The young recruit was an observant Catholic, who would pray with other members of his online chat group.
But Teixeira’s outlook had taken the same dramatic turn as much of American conservatism, becoming conspiratorial and distrustful of the very institutions earlier generations revered. Friends quoted in the Washington Post said he had come to regret joining up, as his view of the military dimmed.
His motive for allegedly sharing hundreds of top secret documents among the 20 or so young men and teenage boys on the Discord gaming server he moderated, at least as he explained it to them, was to alert them to shadowy forces driving world events. He reportedly posted the documents, photographed unfolded and laid on his family’s kitchen counter alongside glue and nail clippers, without commentary or any apparent underlying logic.
Zombie War: Plan B for Ukraine
Voices on all sides—U.S., Ukraine, Russia—assure us that a major break in the military situation in Ukraine is imminent. Even as the Russian forces (RF) advance steadily in the area of Bakhmut and Avdivka, the Ukraine army (UA) is said to be poised for a last-ditch major offensive, driving toward Crimea on the southern front, which it must launch and must win.
It’s impossible to know what’s true and what’s feint about all this, and one can never be certain of the outcome once armies start blowing each other up, but I feel comfortable saying that: 1) There will be a Ukrainian offensive. The Ukrainians will throw everything they have into it and will make immediate territorial advances. 2) It is very unlikely that Ukraine will advance far enough to seriously threaten to re-take Crimea, and impossible that it will drive Russia to capitulate. 3) It is likely that the UA will exhaust itself, that enormous, irreplaceable, quantities of its manpower and materiel will be destroyed, and that the massive Russian force that has been held back until now will begin its own offensive that will be able to advance at will. It will be evident and undeniable that there is no longer any military impediment to the RF moving as far west in Ukraine as it wants.
I understand that surprises can come from many directions—incompetence of key commanders, political pressure from citizens in various countries, immediate NATO intervention, etc.—but I think it’s important to address the predicament that last outcome—a decisive military defeat of Ukraine—will create. That outcome will be an urgent crisis for the US/NATO/Kiev, requiring immediate decision and action. It’s also the outcome they expect and fear, and for which they are already considering their choices…
..Sometime this year, probably before the end of summer, the Ukrainian army will be decisively defeated, Russia will establish full control of the four oblasts (Donetsk, Lugansk, Kherson, Zaporizhzhia) and there will be no Ukrainian force left capable of reversing that or of stopping a Russian advance to Kiev.
At that point, in order to avoid either accepting a world-changing defeat or entering into direct war with Russia, all the U.S./Western voices who have been adamantly excluding the possibility of a ceasefire, Antony Blinken included, will suddenly start calling for one. They will be joined, they hope, by other global actors (by China, they especially hope) and antiwar voices, who will, without strong objection from the West’s Blinkens, see this as a welcome concession to those antiwar activists’ sincere and long-standing demands to stop the killing.
[The author goes on to explain that neither Russia nor the US/NATO can really deal with a Nazi rump-Ukraine in the long term, so Russia will have to take all of Ukraine and de-Nazify it. I am not so sure of that at all. Russia’s first interest is the avoidance of massive damage to Russia, like nuclear war. Russia does not want to “trigger” NATO. Russia can declare victory in Novorussia and rebuild, while fighting against Ukrainian and Polish guerilla attacks. NATO can sit and stew.]
Economics and Empires 4, Strategic Considerations about Developments in Asia , Aleks , Black Mountain Analysis Thanks Christine.
This analysis by Serbian analyst, Aleks is part of a series, which awaits 2 more installments. Here he analyzes the power dynamics between the US, Russia, China, and other national and supranational “players”, including “the owners”, who remain unseen, client countries, and countries like Iran, Venezuela and Syria which maintain resistance to neo-colonization.
Russia fights for Russian existence, has a strong hand, is well prepared, with the most national self-sufficiency of any country, and the most vast and advanced military production industry. Russia is in a superior position to China. Russia is currently defeating the common-enemy for China, and for the other nations which would not be colonies. China will help in any way that it can, because if Russia falls, then China falls next. They currently have a symbiosis due to imperial threat.
Both Russia and China want to move incrementally, to avoid triggering nuclear attack by the slowly degrading empire.
All other countries are trying to assess the rapidly changing global power context, and what it means for their national interests. Israel is particularly wondering about this, as the rest of the Mideast moves towards Arab-unity and support for the Palestinian cause. The imperial foment of war between oil-producing countries, and the sales of weapons to them, will not continue to be a tool to suppress oil prices, and to destroy moves to independence (Iraq, Libya).
The decisive battlefield is Ukraine, not Taiwan. China does not want to invade Taiwan. China wants Taiwan to decide to rejoin China peacefully in their common interests.
China, Russia and the rest of the world see the decay of “American” imperial power, which is exercised through the deep, broad and well-developed $US global financial system. It has no peer for investors, but it is extractive of value, and used as a bludgeon, as against Iran, Venezuela, and recently Russia. Their are structural problems with this financial system which assure another financial crisis soon. The other arm of control is the US/NATO/AUKU/etc. military might, which is waning. The US Navy can project power against countries that do not have hypersonic carrier-killer missiles, but not realistically against Russia and China, now. The military enforces $US dominance, as does Saudi Arabia demanding payment n $US, and the rest of the world following suit. All of this is in gradual decay. Saudi Arabia and France are making deals with China in Yuan/Renminbi. Mexico is declaring non-colonial status. Brazil is declaring that a non-$US trade currency should be employed by South America.
The United States of America may have a good future as an independent nation if the American Empire does not initiate nuclear war.
https://bmanalysis.substack.com/p/economics-and-empires-4April 17, 2023 at 9:02 pm #133634
Slovakia has destroyed a 1,500-ton shipment of Ukrainian grain contaminated with a banned pesticide
Slovak authorities have banned the processing and sale of Ukrainian grain after discovering a dangerous pesticide in a shipment, the country’s Agriculture Ministry announced on its website on Thursday.
According to the statement, the ban will cover all grain of Ukrainian origin and flour made from it that is currently stored in the country. Earlier this week, Slovak authorities discovered a 1,500-ton shipment of Ukrainian grain to be contaminated with chlorpyrifos, a pesticide subject to an EU-wide ban.
“The presence of a pesticide, which is not authorized in the EU and has a negative impact on human health, was confirmed in the controlled sample,” the ministry said. The country’s Agriculture Minister, Samuel Vlcan, said earlier on Thursday that the entire shipment would be destroyed. [This provides a potential tool against global multinational agribusiness corporations which have bought up Ukrainian farms.]
“There is a risk when we use financial sanctions that are linked to the role of the dollar that over time it could undermine the hegemony of the dollar,” Yellen said on CNN.
“Of course, it does create a desire on the part of China, of Russia, of Iran to find an alternative,” she told the network’s Fareed Zakaria in an interview. “But the dollar is used as a global currency for reasons that are not easy for other countries to find an alternative with the same properties.”
The robust US capital markets and rule of law “are essential in a currency that is going to be used globally for transactions,” she added. “And we haven’t seen any other country that has the basic… institutional infrastructure that would enable its currency to serve the world like this.” [Straw-man argument that there must be a national currency that meets these requirements. Gold could work, as could a BRICS currency.]
Yellen noted that sanctions are an “extremely important tool,” all the more so when used by the United States and its allies as “a coalition of partners acting together to impose these sanctions.” [Financial shunning requires critical mass to assure success. Those days may be ending.]
Expatriate Limey deplatformed journalist, John Ward, has a view from afar of the Robert Kennedy Jr. candidacy for the US presidency:
A simple trawl of Microsoft, Google, NY Times, Wapo and Twitter-troll references to the RFKJr bid for the White House is enough to spell out in a 128pt Arial Black typeface that the “idea” is is obviously to condemn him as a marginal looney anti-vaxxer which he very obviously isn’t: he told Tucker Carlson in a recent Fox interview, “I am not against vaccination, I believe simply that these products need far more strict safety checks and questioning of data validity as issued by Pharma companies”.
Again: is there anyone out there who seriously disagrees with that as an objective? Both Moderna and Pfizer have a lamentable history of honesty about ‘safety’ on every imaginable level.
Ignoring the risibly captive “mainstream” media, what other amplified “considerations” are likely to rain down upon Kennedy’s head?
It’s going to be a game of two halves overall. If RFK jr really is out to make sweeping and radical changes, then the first and biggest uphill climb he faces is getting his Party’s nomination. Even Bobby waited to see what LBJ would do in ’68 in order to assuage feelings of disloyalty: Biden has made it clear he will run, and the people around him will do everything in their power to smear, frame and altogether crucify Kennedy before he even starts to build any credibility in the Primaries.
On this subject alone, the polls could not be more difficult to read. Four days ago, the polling site Morning Consult said seventy per cent of democrats were for Biden, only ten per cent for Kennedy. Disaster? Not necessarily: just 24 hours later a Rasmussen Reports Survey gave Kennedy the lead among Democrat voters, recording that his candidacy is supported by 52% of Democrats, just 32% are opposed, and 16% aren’t sure. I haven’t seen the questionnaire, but I suspect the specific ask was about Kennedy’s right to run against the President – ie, that it’s a good thing to challenge the Biden Gang’s record. (A later question had 62% saying that Biden should run again – but an equal 62% said other Democrats should challenge him).
ANALYSIS: Is the US about to produce a real challenge to More of the Same?April 17, 2023 at 9:03 pm #133635
Maternal Death Rates in U.S. Rose Sharply in 2021 — CDC Should Make It a Priority to Find Out Why, Peter McCullough MD
While lockdowns, reduced access to prenatal care and a variety of factors could be related to maternal outcomes, the CDC report is willfully blind to major exposures:
Acute COVID-19, which could have played a role in 2020.
COVID-19 vaccination, which was prevalent in 65% of mothers in 2021.
The CDC must open up all data on COVID-19 cases and vaccination to researchers for urgent epidemiologic evaluation of these disturbing trends. Death among pregnant women should be a top priority for public health researchers.
Women of childbearing age and pregnant women should refrain from COVID-19 vaccination given its pregnancy category X status and the absence of any assurances on short or long-term safety.
Biden to Spend $5 Billion on New Coronavirus Vaccine Initiative Supported by Gates, Fauci and Republican Lawmakers
Project NextGen, a successor to Operation Warp Speed, has bipartisan support and will receive funding from the Bill & Melinda Gates and Rockefeller Foundations.
Nanoparticles Found in Many Foods Could Wreak Havoc With Your Gut Microbiome
A Cornell University study published in Antioxidants provided more evidence that titanium, silicon, zinc and iron nanoparticles present in many foods and supplements may cause serious disturbances to intestinal health and function, and to the gut microbiome...
Titanium dioxide — the bad egg in the basket
Concerns over the safety of titanium dioxide have been gathering over recent years, with the EU and Northern Ireland imposing a ban on the compound effective as of Feb. 7, 2022…
..The safety concerns have been greatest with respect to inhalation risks of titanium dioxide, especially following its classification by the International Agency for Research on Cancer as a potential human carcinogen.April 17, 2023 at 9:28 pm #133636
I suspect the artillery shell shortage narrative was just a red herring. The Ukrainians are showing no shortage of shells per the Russians.
The other narrative of Ukrains being short of cannon fodder is also false. Ukrainian Nazis are simply sending completely untrained cannon fodder to the from armed with a rifle they have never shot nor know how to load.
Ukrainians Nazis are only concerned about milking the gravy train and trying to make it last as long as possible to make as much money as possible. Corruption of war. Nothing is sacred in the Ukraine.April 17, 2023 at 10:05 pm #133637April 17, 2023 at 10:28 pm #133638
“The legacy media serves the state, and the state serves the billionaires...”April 17, 2023 at 10:44 pm #133639
While Michael Hudson has many interesting observations and insights about today’s economic issues, however he has one rather fatal flaw. He believes countries should implement capital controls.
Capital controls is not exclusive to captilism, socialism, facistism, or communism.
However, it is very interesting what happens inside any country that exercises controls on the free movement of Capital. Capital, no matter where it is in the world, likes to move to places where it is wanted and valued.
This is where simple basic human nature fully rears itself.
Countries can put Capital controls in place by simply banning the export of domestic currency. In such cases, the currency is often not accepted outside the country either because it is considered nearly worthless. Countries doing this are usually printing their currency to zero. The 0.1 % screwing the 99.99%.
Outsiders in such countries will quickly notice that almost no locals are investing in their own businesses or country. The locals are all busy trying to convert their local currency into hard foreign currencies, and get it out of their country anyway they can, even though it is criminally illegal to do so.
Exchanging foreign currency at official banks may be 1:1 while black market rates may be 20:1. Often these countries require foreigners to spent so much money per day exchanged at local banks to reduce black market activity. Thus fleecing of foreigners too. Tourism is usually rather low as a result.
But the 0.1% don’t care if the economy grows or not, as long as they are the only ones screwing their “captive” locals. The locals under fasicstism often behave exactly the same way as they would under another extreme form of dictatorship, call communism. In both extreme cases nobody works hard, because to do so attracts attention and invites theft from above.
Some countries limit the amounts of capital that can be taken out of the country per year. China is one such country. The result isn’t nearly as bad as a country that doesn’t allow any capital to leave at all, as described above.
What we then see is massive corruption by insiders using official government channels to move larger amounts of personnal capital out of the country. The desire to move some capital out of the country, out of the reach of the local government, still remains very strong.
Basically, where ever capital controls are in place, the threat of capital being suddenly confiscated by the government or stolen by corrupt government authorities, remains, and ordinary people are always wary. This impedes economic growth in all forms.
Michael Hudson’s problem is he has never “lived” what he believes. He lives in one system while preaching another.April 17, 2023 at 10:47 pm #133640
“These companies could trigger shareholder revolts if the moves continue to spark boycotts or diminish sales.”
There is no “shareholder revolt” power, it is a myth similar to the fake “shareholde activist” nonsense. The wealthiest people in America own way more than the middle classes – who use a substantial percentage of their wealth for property and services (health, school). The wealthiest control the majority of shares, the careers of the directors and CEOs, access to capital, banking facilities, bond market, venture capitalism, exchange listing etc. There is no way that the little guy can force the big corporations to change tack without the help of the big guys. Only the customers can change the direction of the companies by refusing to buy their goods, but now even that is dubious as corporations seem to be happy to make a loss or reduced profit as long as they are ramming billionaire woke propaganda into their ex customers. Obviously being on the board of a woke company is beneficial to a company director’s future career and prestige: whereas the profit motive used to be the CEO’s KPI, now the level of wokeness disease infection is the CEO’s KPI, so they get as woke-infected as they dare to without crashing the company.April 17, 2023 at 11:03 pm #133641
“Kerry has flown over 180,000 miles as ‘Climate Czar,’ emitting 10 million pounds of carbon.”
All part of the USA billionaires’ plan to weaken countries that depend on fossil-fuels, countries like Russia, Venezuela, Saudi, Iran etc. and it would give them a big stick with which to control China. You can bet your ass that should they take over Russia then Saudi, Iran and Venezuela would be next and suddenly fossil fuels would get a second wind and become the fuel de jour. Billionaires are greed machines, they do not care about the planet, they are telling the governments to go green, only promoting people with green credentials, they want the fossil fuel money and will make “green” money on the way.April 17, 2023 at 11:14 pm #133642
“Only 30 million Americans will die in the war against Russia. But we will kill 130 million Russians”— how US military generals, Pentagon, CIA etc. tried to sell their plans to President JFK.
The US and UK billionaires – especially the ones old enough to look like walking ball sacks – seem to be trapped in some sort of John Le Carre novel where the USSR are the baddies. The sad thing is that they seem to think that the rest of us are trapped in the same novel, rather than thinking that they are mad. It is the old “common enemy” bullshit that has been happening for a long, long time. It reminds me of those letters from Nigeria, badly spelt and obviously phony, yet there is a section of the community that wants to be conned, so they ride along with the fraudster. Is western thinking that compromised that it is willing to ride along with this “Russia bad” fraud? I suspect that it is.April 17, 2023 at 11:21 pm #133643
Deinosuchus is an extinct genus of alligatoroid crocodilian, related to modern alligators and caimans, that lived 82 to 73 million years ago. The largest adults measuring 10.64 m
Maybe creatures had to shrink after the dinosaur era because there was not enough CO2 so not enough food to feed such huge beasts. The balance of power between hige size versus readily available nutrition was won by nutrition. We already see that good food supply and nutrition changes the way whole nations look – the Chinese used to be known for being small, the youngest generations are now as tall as Europeans.April 17, 2023 at 11:25 pm #133644
Forgot to give the back story link on the Art of Liberty, good man
Putting stickers with a meme everywhere is entertaining and amusing, not sure much info will penetrate the gerbil like attention span of the average Duhmerican.
An Ad guy I knew years ago said advertisers always paid special attention to the “average attention span” of the public because why pay for a 30 second commercial when the public only had a 15 second attention span.
He said in 1960, the average Duhmerican attention span was 49 seconds.
That number was from test studies, double,triple checked. I was shocked it was so low.
Ad buyers also wanted to know if their expensive advertisements were having an effect.
But he told me that in the 1960’s, there were still regulations banning commercials that were to short because he said, believe it or not, civic minded folks and academics and a few Politicians thought that encouraging a short attention span in the nation was bad for society in general because it made people stupider than they already were.
Education and higher tech jobs required more attention and focus, not less. So don’t have four fifteen second commercials in a minute instead of two 30 second one or one 1 minute one.
I believe he was talking to me in the mid 1990’s
I asked what the average Duhmerican attention span was in the 90’s and he said under 10 seconds, sometimes as low as 7 seconds in poorer neighborhood with poorer school systems.
So 1960 = 49 seconds (which when he told me seemed incredibly short)
Down to = 7 seconds in the 90’s
He said under Reagan the regulations governing commercial time length were essentially scrapped.
That allowed 15, 10 and 5 second commercials to take off.
The advertisers and their clients kept monitoring the average attention span so they could tailor the message to the demographics attention span in that market (city vs country – rich vs poor)
In the Hood, very, very short
In the upper middle class suburbs, longer with three and four syllable words!
He said squirrels had roughly 5 second attention spans, and chimps had 15-20 attention spans.
The Duhmerican public by the 1990’s had slipped beneath the waves of primates in average curiosity and attention span.
Star Date: 2023
I was listening to a podcast not that long ago on YouTube and it had TWO and THREE second commercials all through it.
Some would repeat every 5 minutes, like a tiny reciprocating jack hammer, trying to penetrate your consciousness.
Two to three seconds is about the attention span of the hummingbirds that come to my yard.
The hummers have an excise, their heat rate is 500 to 1,200 beats per minute.
Gotta get to the Next Thing
Mine is 60 to 100 beats per minute so I must look like I’m in sloooow motion to a hummingbird.
I imagine it’s hard to get to the next step of say, algebra, if you have an attention span of three seconds like a hummingbird.
Sounds like Idiocracy territory
Hey, Idiocracy, rhymes with Democracy
Welcome to Costco I Love You
That’s about three seconds!April 17, 2023 at 11:33 pm #133645
Breaking the USD:
One of the big problems the rest of the world is facing in trying to break free from using the USD, is how poorly most of the rest of the world’s currencies have and are being managed.
The USD is the cleanest dirty shirt. For example would you want to hold money from Argentina for even one day never mind for an hour? How about Iran, India, Pakistan, South Africa, Egypt, Turkey? I didn’t think so! People in these countries don’t want too either!
Russia is pushing for a commodity based basket currency. This is at complete odds with China’s interests as a manufacturer and pegging it’s currency to the USD. So far I see little traction. Using gold is a 100% none starter because no government wants any external limitations place on themselves to print money. Ever!
What I do see happening is certain country to country agreements to use their own currencies for trade. For example, Russia/India, Russian/Iran, China/Saudi Arabia, China/Brazil. For other rest of the world countries to enjoy trading in their own currencies requires some degree of keeping the value of their currencies stable (I.e. financial self discipline). Hard!
This de-dollarization road is likely to be a rather slow, long, and bumpy parh. Not to mention with a lot of CIA directed dead leaders. Enough to fill a cemetery. War will speed it up, not slow it down. So yes it will be bloody. But it will happen and nobody can stop it.April 17, 2023 at 11:48 pm #133646
I agree today’s attention span has been driven a lot shorter, than it used to be, thanks to the never ending high tech waves crashing down upon us, ever more frequently. It never let’s up either.
The “powers to be” keep cranking up the speed of our treadmills!April 17, 2023 at 11:50 pm #133647
Is France still burning?
Or have they all gone home to bed?April 17, 2023 at 11:56 pm #133648
“For other rest of the world countries to enjoy trading in their own currencies requires some degree of keeping the value of their currencies stable (I.e. financial self discipline)”
They’ve never had any incentive to keep the value of their currencies stable because the dollar did it for them.
It’s circular logic
If they want to stop having their countries raped and pillaged by the Empire of Lies, they will have to sit up and fly right.
The lazy ones will fail and remain slaves on their knees, the determined ones will break free.
Survival of the fittest
Nat King Cole – Straighten Up & Fly RightApril 18, 2023 at 12:07 am #133649
Funny you mentioning the “Russia Bad” mind set.
After working in Russian in 1983, for 6 months, I left no longer fearful of Russia at all.
I realized the Russian people where simply too busy trying to survive in their own country, to have any energy left over to conquere the rest of the world, as we were told.
But what would our politicians and MSM do without Russia?April 18, 2023 at 12:21 am #133650
Yes and the US exploits the weak leaders of these third world countries by bribing them with IMF or World Bank loans. The proceeds of these loans are privatized by the leader while the loan is socialized onto the people. Nice racket!
The US is telling the Chinese that their loans to third world countries need to be 100% written off, so the third world country can continue to pay interest on their US debts. But China isn’t agreeing that US debt ranks higher than Chinese debts! There is the rub!April 18, 2023 at 12:50 am #133651AfewknowthetruthParticipant
At the moment the peasants are expressing their disapproval by marching in the streets, carrying banners, chanting and waving flags.
The banksters and their agents find such tactics very easy to ignore.
Only when the banksters have stolen even more of the commons, have had their agents clobber a few thousand more protesters over the head and have had a few thousand more ordinary folk arrested and held in custody on trumped-up charges will the revolt move to the next phase, of Molatov Cocktails, ‘security’ vehicles set on fire by the thousand, and high-end commercial premises utterly trashed
And then the banksters will move to the next phase of repression and tyranny.
Orwell postulated that an abused slave of the system will eventually come to love Big Brother.
Huxley postulated that people in the indoctrinated societies of the modern world will come to accept, even clamour for, servitude.
I managed to purchase a couple of doors very suitable for the current energy utilisation project for $10 today.
There is still a lot of useful stuff -hidden amongst the mountains of garbage- to be acquired.
In a recent episode of Redacted, Clayton emphasised that he had not been jabbed with any clot-shots.
There will be rather a lot of ‘dissidents’ that the fake governments of Oceania-NATOstan will have to murder if they wish to proceed further with their evil agendas.April 18, 2023 at 1:46 am #133652
Here is something completely different: China seeks to facilitate peace between Israel and Palestine. I think China is fronting for Russian diplomacy, and I think that’s what happened with Iran and Sudi Arabia, too.
https://www.zerohedge.com/geopolitical/china-trying-its-hand-israel-palestine-peaceApril 18, 2023 at 2:11 am #133655russellnblbsParticipant
The whole woke/trans thing seems to have one pretty recognisable goal: sterilisation.
What is more interesting is that looking through the history of various cultures and civilisations this seems to show up at pretty regularly at a certain point in the urban populations. China is the most notable example with the Eunuchs, but homosexuality and other practice non child producing sexual preferences seem to take off in these decadent phases in all cultures.
The question then, relates to whether anyone is actually in control of this agenda, or it simply is an emergent property of civilisations which reach a certain urban population density and the associated lack of real world stimulations and feedback. There is that famous experiment with mice in which when given the same conditions they exhibited similar behaviour to that we are seeing in the urban west.
As Orlov says its nothing really to worry about because it is a self-extinguishing phenomenon, and by not having children these subcultures simply die out over time. The future belongs to those who are actually born.April 18, 2023 at 5:01 pm #133703
The saying that generals always prepare to fight the last war.
The new tech the Russians are innovating in live time and testing in Reality is intriguing to follow
The Russian Kornet is a precision wire guided small portable rocket system that is quite efficient and deadly used by infantry units to kill Ukronazi vehicles from pickups to tanks
Now the Russian have adapted the Kornet to be fired from their T-90 tank barrels. They are extremely accurate and can be guided to the target within the tank commanders position.
Here is a wire guided tank rocket/round hitting a Ukronazi surveillance tower at 4km
This is simply not possible with a regular tank round at that distance. Mindbogglingly accurate
The future of ground warfare is happening now, and not in the Empire of Lies
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