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    Piet Mondriaan Avond (Evening): The Red Tree 1908-10   • Ukraine Violates War Laws, Endangers Civilians: Amnesty (NW) • Kiev Blasts Amnesty Repor
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    V. Arnold

    Piet Mondriaan Avond (Evening): The Red Tree 1908-10

    Beautiful and intriguing…

    Formerly T-Bear

    From RT, headline should read “PELOSI HAS HER BETTER PARTS SANCTIONED”


    Coming soon to a western democracy near you:

    “Like nuclear before it, renewable energy was supposed to provide us with “electricity too cheap to meter.” Like nuclear before it, it has resulted in electricity so eye-wateringly expensive that the European continent – including the UK – is introducing energy rationing and turning to churches, libraries and gymnasiums to act as “public warm spaces” this winter in an attempt to prevent thousands of deaths from hypothermia. Even then, the cost of such previously taken for granted essentials as being able to cook food, wash in warm water and at least to occasionally wash clothing remains so high that those in the bottom half of the income distribution face the hard choice between heating and eating this winter.

    The response of the government and the technocracy is, frankly, delusional. The candidates to become the next UK Prime Minister are talking up various microwaved versions of austerity for the poor and socialism for the rich in the pretence that bankrupting the population will lead to some miraculous revival of Britain’s economic fortunes. Meanwhile, the central bank has decided that the best response to the population not being able to afford such basics as light, warmth, and food, is to raise interest rates so that these essentials become even less affordable.”

    Can’t pay, won’t pay… and you can’t make us

    Polder Dweller

    “Covid vaccine boosters in older people are killing one person for every 800 doses administered”

    Here’s a discussion between Dr Theo Schetters and Dr Robert Malone about this research.


    #11 Geico has closed every single one of their offices in the state of California, and that will result in vast numbers of workers losing their jobs…

    GEICO, one of the largest insurance companies in the United States, reportedly closed all 38 of it’s California offices on Monday, resulting in hundreds of workers being laid off.

    According to the company, GEICO would not be leaving outright, and will still be offering policies directly online, with all insurance functions continuing as normal. Buying directly through agents by phone, however, will not be possible.

    “We continue to write policies in California, and we remain available through our direct channels for the more than 2.18 million California customers presently insured with us,” said GEICO in a statement on Monday.

    On top of everything else, Amazon has announced that it reduced the size of its workforce by approximately 100,000 workers in just one quarter…

    With recession fears mounting — and inflation, the war in Ukraine and the lingering pandemic taking a toll — many tech companies are rethinking their staffing needs, with some of them instituting hiring freezes, rescinding offers and making rounds of layoffs. Inc. was one of the latest companies to discuss its belt-tightening efforts this week. During its quarterly earnings call Thursday, the e-commerce giant said it’s been adding jobs at the slowest rate since 2019. After relying on attrition to winnow its staff, Amazon now has about 100,000 fewer employees than in the previous quarter.

    It’s Happening: Here Is A List Of 11 Big Companies That Have Announced Layoffs Within The Last 2 Weeks


    This is a follow up to the last post about layoffs. The biggest economy, alright then, this too shall pass.

    The lines at our food banks are getting longer and longer, and many of those that are now showing up for assistance were once solidly part of the middle class. Here is one example…

    The first time Kelly Wilcox drove her 2017 Dodge Grand Caravan to the food pantry near her home in Payson, Utah, she immediately noticed one thing that surprised her: new models of Toyota and Honda sedans and minivans. “I saw a bunch of other people with cars like me who had kids in their cars,” she said.

    The mother of four young sons didn’t know what to expect when she made an early visit to Tabitha’s Way Local Food Pantry this spring. She knew that she needed help. Her husband had lost his job. He soon found a new job as an account manager, but that wasn’t enough with inflation.

    Can you identify with Kelly Wilcox?

    Why Is Walmart Laying Off So Many Workers?


    Are you paying attention?
    Ukraine not Russia

    Amnesty International has accused Ukraine of war crimes
    – by basing at least five military facilities in civilian hospitals
    – installed military bases in 22 out of 29 schools visited
    – using civilians as a ‘human shield’
    People cannot understand ….. its an easy answer/reason ….. its because of the war.
    Gazprom has laid out the reasons why the Nord Stream 1 pipeline is not fully back on-line.
    According to Gazprom, only one of the six main gas compressor units is currently operational at the station with its daily delivery capacity reduced to roughly 20%
    Another word for assassination is murder
    • How A Missile In Kabul Connects To A Speaker In Taipei (Escobar)
    Point 1: Xi is now reaching the exact same conclusion reached by Russian President Vladimir Putin earlier this year: the United States is “non-agreement capable,” and there’s no point in expecting it to respect diplomacy and/or rule of law in international relations.
    Point 2: … the end of US domination of the world order.”
    People, in the west, are not listening/hearing Peskov/Russia is saying
    • Kremlin Reveals ‘Real Threat’ To World Order (RT)
    “The real threat to the world order and the situation in the world and … in Europe comes from the coup that took place in Ukraine in 2014,”
    Can our leaders take the time to read/listen to the truth
    Who should decide if you live or die

    Covid Vaccines Are Killing One in Every 800 Over-60s and Should Be Withdrawn Immediately, Says Leading Vaccine Scientist

    Covid Vaccines Are Killing One in Every 800 Over-60s and Should Be Withdrawn Immediately, Says Leading Vaccine Scientist
    BY WILL JONES 4 AUGUST 2022 2:17 PM

    Covid vaccine boosters in older people are killing one person for every 800 doses
    Covid vaccine boosters in older people are saving (prove it),799 people for every 800 doses
    the vaccine “potentially affects all organs”.
    Perhaps Dr. Schetters’ intervention in the Netherlands will start to wake up those in Government who have their heads planted firmly in the sand.

    Try again
    • Japanese Surgeon Calls for Suspension of COVID Boosters (ET)
    A tit for tat – do onto others what they do to you
    • Republicans’ Last-minute Cheney Lifeline (Axios)

    trying to surreptitiously undercut the former president’s revenge campaign, … Cheney — the vice chair of the House Jan. 6 committee — could be the next casualty. She’s facing tough odds in her primary fight this month against Trump-backed challenger Harriet Hageman.
    (I expect that L. Cheney want to be the next president)

    All I hear is that a “Reset” is for the post-democratic world not other political systems


    I cannot identify with Kelly Wilcox.

    People begging for food in cars…that is so 21st century!

    We know this is not a “penny saved, is a penny earned” society. Now is it so spoiled and materialistic that the last thing people will give up will be their new cars, smart phones, Netflix…etc?

    We’ve had generations encouraged to be financially irresponsible. We also know – whether it be covid or Ukraine – they’re out of touch with reality, if not, in complete denial of reality. Thus I’m wondering how many of these people are capable of dealing with the economic disaster confronting us.

    Common sense went out when the “vaccines” rolled in. I guess we shouldn’t expect common sense to magically return.


    “My Dinner With Andre” – 100% EXACTLY how I felt living in the SF Bay Area. All my friends are still stuck there, emotionally and mentally. I had lived other places for the first half of my life, including small western towns, and a Medieval village in Scotland. I wanted out within a year of arriving in San Francisco, and fell in love with in inmate, joining him in the prison for 25 years.

    I guess I should be thankful for covid and the riots, it finally woke him up and we escaped.

    We truly are building our own prisons.


    The vast amount of money and resources spent on and for Ukraine would have been more than enough to fix the homeless/street people problem plus the illegal immigration situation.


    On Schroeder (GS), prev. thread, and his simple solution to the German (D) energy crisis:

    Open Nord Stream 2! Duh 🙂 says a 6 year-old shown a map..

    — Provided of course the Russkies would agree to terms, which seems to have been left out in whatever one can read about this matter, as if it is up to D to decide? —

    GS sent forces to Kosovo and Afgh., ‘breaking the non-milit’ stance of post WW2 Germany.

    He, and Chirac, refused to join the coalition of the willing in Iraq. The US (Clinton) was furious and swore *Never Again* and various measures were implemented to subjugate the EU further. Idk exactly what was done, but the results followed and can be seen today.

    GS cultivated ties with Russia (Putin) and was a super supporter of buying energy from Russia in the form of gas (1999? + >) After his term, he was nominated to the board of NS2 venture, sat on the board of Gazprom (don’t know the times and details, easy to look up), as was F. Fillon, the pro-Russian Catholic ‘Républicain’ candidate who was facing Macron in the F prez. election (lost, because of a fabricated money scandal.)

    Commercing with Russia for energy was a deliberate policy of German leaders, politicians, and industrialists, GS as an ex. D took the choice to burn coal, and burn more coal – domestic prod, + imported from Russia, the US, Australia.. while hiding that under a ‘green agenda’ of ‘switching to renewables’ (of course boosted-up by a certain class of profiteers, forcing gvmt. hand-outs to them for solar panels, windsies, green initiatives, etc.), at the same time rejecting nuclear power, again hiding behind Green Posturing.

    The French were the ones who developed nuclear electricity, they dominated the industry (and do so largely today), the Germans could not compete, so sneered at nuclear power, nothing to do with ‘Greens.’ They would get a free ride (energy for industry) with gas from Russia …

    D is dependent on 60 to 70 % or so of its energy which is imported.

    Well that was potted history.


    Wear a mask or go to jail. 1918, USA, photo.


    More and more we are seeing Western media backing away from Ukraine. No one, especially in government circles, wants to openly admit that Ukraine has already lost. Because of this, I suspect the Western public is being prepared for a withdrawal of Western support, using bad Ukrainian behavior as the excuse. The above article about the Amnesty International condemnation is one good example; here is another:

    Zelensky ‘not all he’s portrayed as’ by Western media


    Don’t knock it. Israel has a working peace and cease fire.
    Israel hits Gaza with air attacks as tensions escalate
    At least eight people killed – including an Islamic Jihad commander and a young girl – and 44 wounded in a series of missile attacks throughout Gaza.

    “We will operate with internal resilience and external strength in order to restore routine life in Israel’s south,” he said. “We do not seek conflict, yet we will not hesitate to defend our citizens, if required.”

    Israel and Egypt have maintained a tight blockade on Gaza for 14 years, and critics say the policy amounts to the collective punishment of the region’s two million Palestinian residents.


    @ Eoin

    People begging for food in cars…

    Hm. Do you go grocery shopping without a car?
    Would it be better if the families came in horse and buggy?
    Do you have any idea of the quantity of food available from one trip to a food bank? Around here it is not unusual to be bestowed with more than 70 lbs of food.
    I see the homeless who use the same food bank as I…they can’t use much of what they are given…can’t use what must be cooked…they end up leaving it on the discards table. (I look it over and sometimes take it…like bunches of bananas browned by refrigeration, which I freeze and use in fruit smoothies.)
    Over the years I’ve occasionally driven someone I met at the food bank to their home with their stuff, seeing as I have a (2006) minivan, and I saw the despair written clearly on their faces.

    I suppose that in 2012, when I fell from “the middle class” into poverty that my 2006 minivan also seemed pretty new. I keep hoping that it will continue to operate well, because I have no means to replace it.

    I hope that “Kelly Wilcox,” and her family only dip their toes into poverty, rather than being stuck in that mire year after year as I have been. Of course, if poverty becomes a way of life for the many, rather than a dalliance during a brief economic downturn, societal mores will change and there will be less waste. I’m not sure what I think of that. I was raised to detest waste and I embraced thrift a long time ago. But, if the society around me did the same, it may become incredibly more difficult for me to live as I have done the past 10 years, because other folks’ discards will be in higher demand and less plentiful.

    I suppose that I will learn to adapt.


    “As I said in Beginning of June. Monkey pox coupled with new Covid scare variant. Fauci just threatened everyone again about Covid. Buckle up folks it’s going to get crazy imminently. ”
    Edward Dowd

    D Benton Smith

    To take Taiwan the Western Empire of Lies requires (as in REQUIRES) the collaborative assistance of Japan. It won’t work if Japan maintains a balanced relationship with China. It requires Japan to work in lockstep WITH the Western Empire AGAINST China.

    Shinzo Abe was the world class master statesman capable of maintaining peaceful relations for his country with both of the mad dogs that Japan had to live between. Thus, and as Japan’s senior statesman and politician, he stood smack in the way of the Empire’s planned use of Japan as 100% loyal blunt force enemy puppet of war against China.

    So they killed him.


    How many 10, 20 or 30,000 are being trained in UK and 250 Canadians trainers, to become “terrorist squads” in the Ukraine.
    Palestinian militants vow imminent revenge on Israel
    Tel Aviv will be targeted by missiles within hours, Palestinian Islamic Jihad chief Ziyad Al-Nakhala declared

    ‘Breaking Dawn’ by the IDF, targeted between 10 and 20 PIJ terrorists, and killed members of a “terrorist squad” who were “on their way to carry out an anti-tank missile and sniper attack,” the Israeli military claimed.

    Armenio Pereira

    To walk taller, to see clearer: man(kind)‘s destiny, not.

    Why are we doing the things we do? What’s the purpose?
    We remain clueless.
    Stop pretending we aren’t will always be the toughest call – that’s why so many of us fear death (because it’s highly likely that we will have to let go of all our lies).


    So I wonder what makes that little “perpetual motion” machine work?
    I made a magnet channel gun once that worked much better than I expected- and chipped one of the bricks on my fireplace. I’m guessing magnets.



    Canada to ban handgun import until passage of gun control law because too many Canadians kill each other.
    However, Canada is sending 250 trainers to teach Ukrainians how to kill Russians.


    “The COVID-19 mRNA “Vaccines” cause Cancer; here’s the evidence…” from a site called “The Expose”.
    I don’t know how to link to a pdf, but I accessed the retracted paper by goggling: Effect of the SARS-CoV-2 virus on homologous repair (HR) efficiency in lymphocytes MDPI
    and it was the first entry.
    The stage 0 to 4 “aggressive” cancers are really piling up in the comments I read from around the web.


    Sitting in my little garden a few minutes
    ago, I overheard a small, good thing: a neighbor mentioned to another that her
    Primary Care MD had recently strongly discouraged her from getting one of the covid “vaccines”; something to do with allergies, and antibodies.


    Gee! Russia tried to do the same thing but the USA didn’t agree

    Israel Launches “Pre-emptive” Airstrikes On Gaza, Vowing To Wipe Out Islamic Jihad

    BREAKING: White House National Security Council spokesman tells me: We are monitoring developments in Gaza. We urge all sides for calm. We firmly believe that Israel has the right to protect itself.


    The Russians continue to operate their meat grinder, and continue to move westwards.

    It is reported that the defence line constructed in eastern Ukraine by NATOstan is ‘the strongest defence line IN THE WORLD’. And it is being smashed to smithereens by an incredible bombardment exceeding WW1 scale and intensity.

    Clearly it is only a matter of time before the NATOstan front collapses.

    Then, presumably, London and Washington have to decide whether or not to go nuclear (and get similarly annihilated).

    People living in the northern hemisphere need to enjoy what little of nature is left for them to enjoy before the worst winter in human history arrives.

    Turn off your devices and listen to starlings sing. They are wonderful mimics, and can reproduce almost any sound, from the calls of other bird species to human voices.


    “All we have is empty posturing, statements which ae basically nothing more than cliches….which make the west’s geopolitical position worse, which make the conditions of people in the west worse, and which, in the end, provoke and eventually embolden counties which, until recently wanted to be the west’s partners, but are increasingly starting to conceive themselves as the west’s enemies… is a trainwreck…”

    V. Arnold

    Anybody here ever read the Greanville Post?

    Interesting and informative; bills itself as anti-imperialist tool…
    Worth a look IMHO…


    A supposedly leaked AFU report says Ukr losses are 191,000, killed, wounded, or missing. If true that means, using 1:2 ratio, about 60,000 killed with the rest wounded or missing. This doesn’t include other Ukra forces such as the territorial reserve forces. The report says AFU units are at less than 50% of their normal strength. They are short of everything. So proof the Russian meat grinder is working it’s horrible horrors.


    I have had a quote on my office wall for several decades:
    “We could hardly wait to get up in the morning.” — Wilbur and Orville Wright


    Gravity is yesterday’s algorithm.

    John Day

    On the “perpetual motion machine” video, there is a click after the ‘rider’ jumps into the cup each time. Tha click occurs on the far side of the silver orb, as the rider heads down into the opening, and it seems to acelerate the rider up to near the top of the bowl. this appears to be some kind of a “kicker’ to accelerate the rider forward faster each time. it is hidden from view.

    John Day

    Kichen countertopsare in, but need trimmimg and installing (pic)

    A lot of the battle for global dominance is disinformation. The side that has been winning the disinformation war is not winning the physical reality war.
    What does that imply on a case by case basis?
    Alastair Crooke, The EU Has Begun its Retreat. “First Steps in Unraveling Energy and Food Sanctions on Russia”
    ​ ​What is going on? The oil market has been volatile recently, as the US has tried to manipulate the ‘paper market’ (which is way larger than the physical market), in order to contrive a dip in prices in the Bent and WTI index. Again, the object has been to hurt Russia – and to facilitate Yellen’s ‘oil cap’ by getting prices closer to the $60 a barrel on which Yellen has set her capping hopes.
    ​ ​It hasn’t worked, and it seems the White House just wants oil prices down – full stop. Even the hawk, Victoria Nuland, said Friday that the US and its allies need Russian oil supplies to enter world markets, otherwise the cost of this resource will start to rise again: “We need to see the presence of Russian oil on the world market, otherwise the shortage of oil will lead to a new rise in prices.”
    ​ ​Realism seeps in! Putin achieves all his key demands in respect to the food crisis – and today, is even selling a slightly increased volume of oil.
    ​ ​The price of oil will indeed fluctuate. It will respond however, more to the effects arising from depth reached in the coming recession, than on market manipulation, and Yellen’s price capping efforts. The western Establishment is still trying to get its head around the new reality that commodities are seen to have innate value, whereas fiat currencies such as the dollar don’t.

    This is the case that ‘somebody” is manipulating the oil data to make it look like nobody is driving this summer, and there is an excess, so prices drop by algorithms.
    I have seen a lot of driving all summer. What have you seen? Mega truckstops are full of cars in Texas. When will we discover that there is actually no oil in the tanks at Cushing?
    “Very Crooked Numbers”: Biden Admin Accused Of Fabricating Low Gas Demand Data To Hammer Price Of Oil
    As our friends at ForexLive point out, the trigger behind today’s plunge in oil prices is gasoline demand, which as we noted yesterday, showed that for July, gasoline demand (on a trailing 4 week basis) slumped below 2020 levels.
    Intuitively, ForexLive cautions, “that doesn’t make sense. Yes, gasoline prices are much higher than 2020 but the world was in the midst of a pandemic and far more people were working from home in the summer of 2020.”

    ​Germany would have to start the process “yesterday’. Time is of the essence.​
    German ex-chancellor offers solution to EU’s energy crisis
    Gerhard Schroeder called for the launch of Russia’s Nord Stream 2 gas pipeline

    ​”S**t, let’s try China!”​
    Poll Finds Only 1 Per Cent of Americans See Russia as a Major Problem

    Poll Finds Only 1 Per Cent of Americans See Russia as a Major Problem

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