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    William Merritt Chase Back Of A Nude 1888   • US Border Control Bill Collapses – NBC (RT) • Bernie Sanders Opposes $10 Billion Israel Aid (RT) •
    [See the full post at: Debt Rattle December 6 2023]

    V. Arnold

    The art is great as usual;
    But, I wonder if we have a clue about what’s comming, as we circle the drain…

    Dr. D

    “White House Sanctions Israeli Settlers for 1st Time Since Clinton Administration

    One, amazing. Two, sanctioned them with a strongly-written letter? And then another $6B in bunker buster bombs? So they can sell our nuclear secrets to NoKo and Pakistan?

    “Zelensky Abruptly Cancels Address to Senators, Lashes out at Failure to Secure More Taxpayer Funds”

    Front is breaking all along. Thank God, never thought I’d be happy about it but it can help people stop being killed by the “20,000 a month” as Zeluzhny says. This is partially organic and partially morale knowing with no U.S. help, it’s pointless. So: Yes! We just gave Ukraine back to Russia, and “ethnically” cleansed. Actually, Nazi separatists cleansed, plus a tonne of others who didn’t put a stop to this instead, and suppose Russia takes all, border to Poland. And…? So…? Well, I’m pretty sure Russia will take every Ukrainian back from Europe as they need people badly. It remains to be seen, but how do you run a Genocide when you WANT the people to be part of your Federation?

    Anyway, he’s toast, it’s failing, and failing everywhere. I’d say the Nazi backstabbing has started and it’s good to see, but really any epic major failure even in good guys would end up with a lot of this, so it’s just ‘a thang. Not specially related to their Nazi-ness. Nor even being douchebag middle-managers.

    Democratic Senator Wants Illegal Immigrants to Join the Military

    Aaaaaaaaand THERE you have it: the completion of their “Plan”. Recruiting – or “forcing” – them in they will shoot Americans like rats and think nothing of it. Probably be happy and think it’s fun. Even with Obama’s remorseless wall-to-wall purges they couldn’t get the Military to openly attack the people like they dreamed. …And is necessary for them to avoid hanging.

    A guy in DC (Arlington) fires a flare gun. Okay, well police were called… FORTY times. WTF do you get FORTY flares to fire FORTY times? Are you a flare gun company or something? You couldn’t find that many flares in a marina. Then the house was leveled – completely exploded leaving nothing. Whaaaaa? Like with a gas leak? Even bombs wouldn’t do that and they would have distinctive character.

    In a surprise to no one, he’s a Far-Left Chomsky/Bernie Bro paranoid and believing in Russiagate. Yes! The whole government is out to get him…when it’s run by Joe Biden. I lost my scratch tally of this. 21 of 28 mass attacks are now from the Left?

    “Disgraced Neocon Liz Cheney Contemplates 3rd Party Run To Target Trump”

    What. Reality. Do these glue-munchers live in? She’s a candidate merely to avoid prison? What??? She and Haley COMBINED couldn’t reach 1%. If you laid all the Victoria Nulands end to end, you’d never reach an election.

    And Cheney and the Constitution? What? No one in her whole FAMILY has followed the Constitution at any point in their lives. Nor does anyone else in DC. If Trump doesn’t follow it, it’ll just be business as usual for 100 years but at least since ‘68. They very thought they can say this and think the people will take them seriously….

    Melei: yes, that’s prettymuch my point. Sure maybe we even WANT to re-distribute. HOW??? The only way to do that is to make the Government all-powerful, over everything. Then THEY become the re-distributors, TO THEMSELVES. And they know it. Who will stop them then? What’s your check and balance on their power once they grasp this? The redistributing is The Seventh Deadly Sin: ENVY. There’s never enough, never Quiiiiiiite equal enough: ask your kids when they’re arguing over cookies. And once you TAKE from me, I just stop working. The End. Now there are no cookies at all, and only beatings to MAKE me bake cookies. 1. 2. 3. Could not be more simple, direct, or obvious.

    Sorry I don’t have a better solution, however, IF you have freedom, and ALLOW people to have their property without stealing it, they DO happen to work and make stuff because it mostly amuses them. As people collect property, they then also give it away freely, as charity, all of the time, in all cultures and places. Is that enough? Perhaps not, but it ends up being MORE charity, MORE giving, MORE successful than forcing them to with the additional government overhead. That’s roughly “Socialism” as actually practiced, and that’s more or less exactly and only why it failed every time.

    …I can’t make people better than they themselves are, sorry. But SURELY the GOVERNMENT can’t make them better, being made of psychopathic, power-grabbing narcissists out for themselves. The best we can do is who we are. If only everyone were ordered what to do by psychos, the world would be a better place.

    “Biden’s “national security bill” includes Ukraine and Israel aid.”

    We’ll build any wall and border anywhere. Finland, Ukraine, and especially Israel, best walls in the world, funny since “walls don’t work.” The only place on earth we’re NOT funding walls and borders and soldiers shooting everyone who crosses is here.

    “• Bernie Sanders Opposes $10 Billion Israel Aid (RT)

    They found one! Go Bernie!!! And he’s also Jewish, or am I mistaken on that?

    “How could Washington possibly send tens of billions more to sleazy oligarchs in Ukraine now that the whole enterprise has been revealed as a fruitless, corrupt and incredibly destructive disaster?” — Tucker

    ... Because none of the money gets to Ukraine in the first place. It goes to Congress. And all the weapons are sold on the black market and sent to Gaza.

    “If so, they miscalculated. US officials have conveyed to their Israeli counterparts that Israel only has a few weeks left before losing international support and suffering a “strategic defeat.”

    …Just like Ukraine. Do you see this? So – somebody – let’s not say who, sets up these non-stop hot spots and conflicts. That cook for generations, 100 years as McCain promised. And looks like we’re on track to settle two of the major ones permanently? What will the CIA and arms MICMAC do then? Looks like the CIA will be out of a job, and have no source of self-funding. I’m sorry it takes so many people to do this, but it IS a world war, after all. Of Us against the CIA.

    ““According to Israeli polling data, Benjamin Netanyahu is only trusted by 4% of Israelis..”

    Yet like Joe Biden, he’s still in power. Makes no difference. Democracy!! Biden’s true numbers are reputed to be 8% from insiders. That seems a lot more likely than 47%, given conditions and that +40% is the long-term Presidential average. That’s how you get 81 Million votes, 10% more than registered voters.

    ““..the artificial intelligence system, called “Gospel”, is generating lists of targets so rapidly the military cannot keep up..”

    “If you only have a hammer…” This was pointed out in Iraq. They knew f-all anywhere, but the Suits wanted targets so the dogfaces made some up, best practice. Later, after the war, they checked the targets the target-intel people provided and they were basically 100% wrong. Completely random. They obviously hit things that weren’t military, but ALSO missed all the military targets. So why bother targeting at all? That’s what Israel is doing right now. They put a map into their AI and tell it to spit random locations. Then register each one as a “Success”! How do you register a “Success”? Why with PR spin and lies of course, and that’s a battlefield we DO win on.

    …Sure glad they won the PR war in Ukraine, aren’t you? It’ll work about as well in Israel.

    Anyway, let me be your targeting system. I’ll do it in half the time at half the cost. Because it’s completely random and doesn’t matter anyway. It won’t take a minute since I’ll just point at places with my eyes closed.

    “Will the Real Hunter Biden Now Step Forward? (Turley)

    I actually could care less what Hunter says. Why bother? We wouldn’t in court, I don’t need him to say a word, that’s all entirely superfluous. And distracting, narcissistic, etc. Why? ALL I NEED ARE THE DOCUMENTS. That’s it. I will then convict him with those, allowing his lawyers all the time they need to address the evidence of course. Then we will convict him without having to hear a stupid, offensive, pointless LIE. That just embarrasses us, Hunter, and the United States as a whole. And waste all our time. And our emotional energy on him being pointless.

    …So why are we wasting time out here, fretting over it and being pointless? Why? Because they’re REPUBLICANS, and therefore don’t do anything. It’s their JOB to never, ever, ever, ever uphold the law. Even the Constitution, even human rights, even Treason itself. NEVER. The Democrats may DO these things, but it’s really just a Chicago two-step tag team: The criminals DO the crime, the Cops Keystone it, forget, lose evidence, don’t arrest, and when they walk free, the BOTH SPLIT THE MONEY. THAT is the point of “The Republicans”. For as long as I can remember.

    Remember they got outed for this, and to not cease to exist they did the “Contract with America”? What did they immediately do, first day in Congress? “Mr. Speaker, Mr. Gingrich, exactly how much of a (super)majority do we need before we start doing ANYTHING THE THE AMERICAN PEOPLE SENT US HERE FOR?” A: “There is no such number”. As they let everything in Clinton’s administration go, including Marc Rich, bombing random aspirin plants worldwide, stealing the gold, handing all military secrets to China in Sandida Labs, …and then impeaching him on a non-impeachable offense. Sold! Your “Republicans” at work. …And Every. Day. Since then.

    And so the Republicans today. Um, looks like the FBI is withholding direct evidence, perjuring themselves in testimony, tampering with evidence every case, every time we look, then illegally trampling all Human Rights of all Americans, while they are targeting YOU, specifically, fellow Republicans. Even Republican CONGRESSMEN. (Gaetz) Republican SUPREME COURT JUSTICES, to be KILLED. And here you have a case of direct bribery and arguably treason, specifically written in the U.S. Constitution in plain text for you. And you’re doing what? Defunding? Impeaching? Asking the US Army to go get the records for you? Nope.

    NOTHING. No-Thing. We’re worried about whether Hunter will deign to appear for a special photo-op and autograph his glossy poster for us. IGAF what he does. Please DON’T say anything or testify, as your lawyer I would advise you not to. BUT WE’LL CONVICT YOU FOR 40 YEARS ANYWAY.

    What? We’re Congress and can’t the DoJ, can’t prosecute? Hahahahahaha! Okay then, buddy, I defund the entire DoJ until you do. Did you not just hear me say me, and the American people, DGAF? You’ll send the Army? OKAY, I defund them too. The Fed will print it somehow, outside all charter and law? OKAY, I revoke their charter too. Want more? I got a lot more.

    THAT is what “Power” looks and acts like. The POWER is in CONGRESS. This are a SHOW. Theatre. Democrats and Republicans alike. Don’t waste my time. Wake me when something happens.

    ““The Justice Department delayed its investigation into Biden, worked to remove Biden’s name from search warrants and subpoenas, restricted investigators from asking witnesses about US President Joe Biden during interviews and tipped off defense attorneys about their investigation..”

    Again, great! …And then you did WHAT? Oh you TALKED??? You wrote a footnote on this transcript then played golf? Oh noes! Boy I sure hope we can get out of these hashtags and get someone with power to act on this.

    “Why Do You Trust Those Who Lie to You? (Paul Craig Roberts)

    I ask every person I meet this same thing every day since I was nine. No adult has ever answered.

    “• Boris Johnson Considered Military Raid On Holland – Daily Mail (RT)

    Joke’s on him: the AstraZeneca was pure poison, worse even than the Pfizer and banned in 5 nations.

    “Low Energy Rich Country”

    Yes, you would be conquered instantly, like is happening in Venezuela-Guyana now.

    “Guterres, “The Age of Global Boiling has arrived”

    …as Europe is frozen solid on the first of December. Sounds to me like maybe you should look into that Ice Age thing again. We’re overdue. Hey, wouldn’t it be cool to control every BTU planetwide just before we go into a Global Ice Age like “Snowpiercer”? Hahahaaha! That’d be awesome.

    Dr. D

    For Christmas here, video (audio) of Ann Catherine Emmerich describing the nativity:

    Interesting because many things are surprising, but many are obvious. Joseph had plans for the birth, all worked out, but then they got called out on the road. Being mild people, they do nothing about it. God then intervenes and says, “Hey, take your yearling she-ass, and your orders are to follow her.” What? Well yeah, only God almighty is going to have any idea what route they’re taking then, or where they’ll end up or when. That’s OpSec security. Now why would they be so jumpy just ‘cause they murder like 10,000 children the year after he’s born? Trust your government, it knows best.

    On the road, it’s not like they don’t know the neighborhood. Joseph knows the routes, the local inns, — the area is the size of 4 countries and he’s lived there all his life so you know everyone. And he has it worked out to stay with an Essene Hotel owner nearby. Turns out the guy isn’t home, can’t get the maitre d’ to take them, they carry on down the road, etc. Worst is where they get close to Jerusalem, but not in the city. Now they’re in a no-mans land where inns are full yet they’re not in the City proper where something could be done. …It’s not like they don’t know people there. So they don’t end up “In a stable”, really there’s a cave. Shepherds on the hillsides use this cave and it’s sort of a barn, but sort of not even being empty most of the time, and that’s why there’s “a manger” there. But everything goes well, etc.
    If you really want to know what it feels like, plausibly, to live small in Iron Age Rome, here you go.

    Although not cannon, she has a number of these, all equally additive and include details that she couldn’t possible know but only make sense to knowledge she couldn’t possibly have. Example: she describes the Garden of Eden and the Tree of Life. What is it? Well, the “Fruit” is a fig. Okay, Germany in 1820 know Figs, although that’s odd. So what’s the tree look like? Well, it’s the square feet of a cathedral with branches down on the ground, holding up the branches everywhere, although one tree. So…it’s a banyan. AND a fig?

    Go hit Wikipedia, Banyans ARE Figs. Whaaaaaaaaat??? Even – I – didn’t know that. Who knows that? Small local farm girls from far-western Germany in 1800 I guess.

    She has many similar stories, I’ll tell you one at Easter.


    D, dogma is a peculiar thing isn’t it?

    Dr D Rich

    So, the Dutch were doing Boris’s country a favor and his unemotional, inscrutable initial thought shared with few others WAS to blow “Holland” to smithereens.
    Even, Dr D would agree Boris’s behavior IS Kissingeresque as in let’s annihilate 1-2 million Cambodians to divert more malignant Americans from killing other more important people or something like that offered on earlier pages.

    Btw, Hank Kissinger appears “syndromic” as in an extremely unusual body habitus.
    John Day, do you recognize it?


    ‘we ignore partisan politics to stop him’



    Liz Cheney for President!!! For once I must disagree with Dr.D. After what Biden did in 2020….

    November 2024 ends in a tie. Biden 80 million votes. Cheney 80 million votes. Trump 79,999,999.

    That still leaves over 100 million Americans whose vote we haven’t distributed yet. Where’s Bernie?

    Michael Reid

    Useful for perspective

    “We are in a situation where the government has seized control of the medical profession and this is causing death,”


    “Guterres, “The Age of Global Boiling has arrived”

    Oh it’s boiling alright, just not the atmosphere. It’s the geopolitical elite.

    As John Kenneth Galbraith astutely observed, however:

    “People of privilege will always risk their complete destruction rather than surrender any material part of their advantage. Intellectual myopia, often called stupidity, is no doubt a reason. But the privileged also feel that their privileges, however egregious they may seem to others, are a solemn, basic, God-given right.”

    The ruling class is thus not at all interested in creating a more sustainable system. They have a different motive: staying on top, no matter what. Thus they will take every opportunity during this long emergency to concentrate power, to squeeze out political opponents while trying to maintain the flow of profits to an ever smaller round of donors. Again, a system entirely dependent on autocratic technologies cannot evolve into anything else than an Orwellian dystopia.


    Most here know.

    New Zealand COVID whistleblower Barry Young of joins The Alex Jones Show with guest Steve Kirsch of in his first interview following his arrest for spreading public data to the public.

    Just Some Randomer

    @ Dr. D

    “If you laid all the Victoria Nulands end to end….”

    I’d have to seriously question your taste in women 🙂

    (With apologies to Dorothy Parker)


    Michael Reid how are things with the wind turbines? It’s that time of year for us in the great white north when making our own electricity is difficult. Over the past seven days I’ve run my generator about six hours to make up for poor weather. I need to produce approx.120 amp hours a day to keep the batteries in top condition. I use about 70. I can run two days without any but that is hard on the battery bank. To think that the PTB are trying to sell us on “green” tech to run business as usual when I can’t run 24/7/365 a small, 1200 sqft well built and designed home for efficiency. Laughable really, just try it.


    TAE points out that change is in the air

    Stop a $106 billion spending bill …. fight for peace

    $10.1 billion in direct military aid to Israel, more than $61 billion for Ukraine, and $13.6 for border protection
    Bernie Sanders opposes $10 billion Israel aid
    as of mid-November, the Pentagon had spent 97% of the $62.3 billion it received for Ukraine this year, while the State Department and US Agency for International Development (USAID) had used up 100% of the funds allocated.
    Ukraine …. corrupt and incredibly destructive disaster?

    Vaccine …. corrupt and incredibly destructive disaster?

    Obviously, the “vaccine” makers and the authorities understand that the vaccine is dangerous and requires use under emergency use authorization to avoid liability.

    The people who died from Covid, instead of from the “vaccine,” died from the withholding of the known proven cures–Ivermectin and HCQ.

    The corrupt media lampooned Ivermectin as “horse medicine.” And Americans fell for the outrageous lie and died. This is America.

    Why Do You Trust Those Who Lie To You?

    Why Do You Trust Those Who Lie To You?

    Hate makes people do funny things ….. Trust Those Who Lie To You
    Liz Cheney Contemplates 3rd Party Run To Target/Hates Trump



    John Day

    Hey is one of those dudes in the snow “battle axe guy”?
    Boxing gloves and pulling-punches, but good form all around.
    What about the bear? The bear looks anatomically ok.
    Deepfake-bear? Trained-bear?

    John Day

    Thanks for this, Red. It is a very good overview piece, though there are many points I would slightly amend.

    John Day

    Dr. D: There is a difference between owning a toothbrush, or your house and property that you maintain and garden, and owning Standard Oil Company, or some railroads, where the productive workers are “alienated” from the products of their labor, and “owe their souls to the company store”. Henry Ford tried to get it right. Teddy Roosevelt tried to get it right. Both were flawed.
    It is not simple, and I believe that it cannot be made simple, as one kind of human will always be exerting effort, skill and subterfuge to make all the other humans be subservient, and such greed is insatiable, knowing no bounds. The “honest sorcerer” article from Red, linked above, and Michael Hudson’s work are both useful viewpoints. We are all blind men in the room with this elephant which is human-nature-at-various-scales. We should give and accept communications and keep trying to maintain a workable and widely beneficial economic system. Growth has stopped. Decline is here. We can address the parasitism and corruption, but the parasites are the “owners” and the corrupt are the “managers” and they still employ the “enforcers”, who do know something is badly broken, but they too are “alienated” from the outcomes of their work, having sold their free-will and judgement for the regular paycheck. Still, when the managers and enforcers get hit badly enough, they change “sides” and a new economic regime forms. It’s usually horrific and usually performs badly, but not always, and the failure modes are now well understood and foreseeable, but unfortunately have to do with “human nature” at the scale of comspiratorial groups around Dunbar’s number, with smaller cores around a dozen or so.
    Wishing us all the best in our sincere efforts!


    Misbegotten nation
    Built on stolen lands
    Guilt backed your creation
    Blood can’t wash your hands.

    John Day

    @Dr. D Rich: Yeah, Kissinger looked “Cushingoid” and also had “computer neck” and bad kyphosis, but hell, he lived to be 100.
    Kissinger could have used more sunlight and some daily workouts with a trainer, and probably more fresh vegetables for most of his life.
    I am my own trainer and health-consultant, and it scares me to live to be as old as Kissinger, but offends my sense of propriety if I am not able to match or beat his mark…
    “A mind is a terrible thing…”

    Nancy K. is 89, and probably won’t say much about Henry’s intimate details of daily life, for our edification.

    John Day

    The government of Italian Prime Minister Giorgia Meloni has officially notified China about Italy’s withdrawal from the Belt and Road Initiative. This move confirms the months-long speculations that Rome was planning to cease its involvement in Beijing’s global infrastructure program, in which Chinese banks finance projects from highways, ports, railways, power plants, and telecommunications infrastructure.

    Bloomberg quoted Foreign Minister Antonio Tajani, who said BRI “has not produced the desired effects” and is no longer “a priority.”

    Tajani spoke at an event in Rome earlier today hosted by newswire Adnkronos. He said countries ex-BRI “have better results” in terms of economic growth.

    John Day

    Will they get around to Gonzalo Lira, locked up in Ukraine?

    US Offered Russia Major Deal For WSJ’s Gershkovich & Ex-Marine Whelan

    Dr D Rich

    @John Day

    Cushingoid? As in iatrogenic from too much adrenochrome?

    The head and neck look a little “Klippel-Feil” don’t you think?
    Some sort of dwarfism maybe? Hank is like 54 inches tall, right?


    Biden pushing for the $61 B for financing the execution of more Ukraine.


    T.Murphy believed in the jab. I wonder what exactly happened?

    I now think a significant portion of my adult life has been mis-spent. Scientific institutions (and university STEM departments) are, to me, a sort of day camp for smart people. Our society approves of these institutions and rewards its practitioners, in part based on the misguided notion that this is where solutions to our problems will originate. Instead, science/technology is far more likely to produce the seed corn for another generation of ecological destruction.

    For one thing, most people are working on efforts that either do not relate at all to our pressing concerns, or when they are, it tends to be more of a doubling-down on the kinds of hair-brained things that got us into this predicament in the first place.

    Confessions of a Disillusioned Scientist


    Uniparty Theatre:

    Open border Republicans suddenly comcerned about border security?
    War Democrats suddenly concerned about foreign military aid?

    Just pretending!


    Found on yahoo news, of all places. Guess they can’t hide it any more.

    “More than a quarter of people injected with mRNA Covid jabs suffered an unintended immune response created by a glitch in the way the vaccine was read by the body, a study has found. […]”

    Michael Reid

    John Michael Greer

    The Return of Religion

    The Return of Religion


    Red‘s link to Alex Jones’ interview with Barry Young and Steve Kirsch.
    Interesting how the true hero of Covid story had shown awareness and expressed multiple times full compassion toward the people who against their will had to get “it” to keep their jobs and feed their families.
    I pointed that many times, to no avail in my exchange with Mr TVASF. Just as I expected, he, in his last final expression of bravery and as, obviously, “man of means” left the “losers”, whom he berated for over a year, behind and moved to “safe pastures” – receiving standing ovation from the TAE bunch.

    John Day

    Where Is Home

    Israelis Harvest Human Organs from Massacred Palestinians
    Euro-Med Human Rights Monitor denounced many War Crimes under the ICC Prosecutor’s Nose
    Concerns about organ theft from the corpses were brought up by Euro-Med Monitor, which cited reports from medical professionals in Gaza who quickly examined a few bodies after their release. These medical professionals found evidence of organ theft, including missing cochleas and corneas as well as other vital organs like livers, kidneys, and hearts.

    Israelis Harvest Human Organs from Massacred Palestinians

    Netanyahu Accuses The Entire World of Anti-Semitism
    Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu on Tuesday accused the entire world of anti-Semitism for staying “silent” on Israel’s unproven claim that Hamas committed “mass rapes” on an unprecedented scale on Oct 7.

    A story of displacement and the loss of my homeland
    Our Nakba is being recorded by us in real-time for the entire world to see. Everyone can witness our slaughter and collective death. Our simple dream has been destroyed by Israel, for no greater sin than being born under occupation.

    A story of displacement and the loss of my homeland

    Jonathan Cook , Israel-Palestine war: How Israel uses AI genocide programme to obliterate Gaza
    Now Israeli whistleblowers have provided details of how these crimes against humanity are being carried out – and how they are being rationalised internally within Israel’s military and political echelons…
    ..The whistleblowers confirm that, given new, generous parameters of who and what can be attacked, the artificial intelligence system, called “Gospel”, is generating lists of targets so rapidly the military cannot keep up.
    Israel’s inputs are now so broad that they allow the bombing without warning of high-rise apartment blocks, so long as it can be claimed that one person residing there is believed to have a connection to Hamas…
    ..Perhaps the most significant of the disclosures from current and former Israeli officials who have spoken to 972 and Local Call is the fact that Israel is aware its many thousands of air strikes on Gaza’s residential areas are having a minimal impact on the armed wing of Hamas.
    This contrasts with public declarations that Israel is seeking to eradicate the group.
    Even according to the Israeli military’s own claims, likely based on the new, much broader definition of who counts as a Hamas target, Israel has killed between 1,000 and 3,000 “operatives” – meaning that, even by Israel’s assessment, civilians comprise between 85 and 95 per cent of those dead from its bombing campaigns…
    ..Israel is continuing long-standing military policies towards Gaza – principally the so-called Dahiya doctrine, sometimes known as “mowing the lawn” – but has changed the focus to allow for far greater bloodshed among civilians.
    The doctrine, which has guided Israel’s repeated attacks on Gaza over the last 15 years, is named after the destruction of an entire neighbourhood of Beirut in Israel’s war on Lebanon in 2006.
    The doctrine has two key premises: that laying waste to an enemy area will force the population to concentrate on basic survival rather than resistance; and in the longer term it will encourage ordinary people to rise up against their rulers…
    ..A source explained the effects of the new policy to 972: “The numbers increased from dozens of civilian deaths [permitted] as collateral damage as part of an attack on a senior [Hamas] official in previous operations, to hundreds of civilian deaths as collateral damage.”…
    ..“Hamas is everywhere in Gaza; there is no building that does not have something of Hamas in it, so if you want to find a way to turn a high-rise into a target, you will be able to do so.” …
    ..Referring to the high death toll among civilians, another source stated: “Everything is intentional. We know exactly how much collateral damage there is in every home.”…One noted: “Hamas members who don’t really matter for anything live in homes across Gaza. So they mark the home and bomb the house and kill everyone there.”…
    ..Another stated that Israel’s aim was to inflict maximum damage rather than hit the part of the building associated with Hamas. “It was also possible to hit that specific target with more accurate weaponry. The bottom line is that they knocked down a high-rise for the sake of knocking down a high-rise.”…
    ..Netanyahu is reported to believe that, after the world has accepted millions of refugees displaced from Iraq, Syria and Ukraine, why should Gaza be different?
    The plan envisions Palestinians leaving Gaza across the border with Egypt or fleeing by boat to Europe and Africa…
    ..And yet western politicians and media continue maintaining the fiction that Israel’s objectives are limited to “eliminating” Hamas – and that the only legitimate question is whether Israel is acting “proportionately”.
    This wholesale failure to see the forest for the trees is not accidental. It is evidence that western elites are wholly complicit in Israel’s expulsion of Palestinians from Gaza.

    John Day

    Sanders the mensch breaks ranks: Bernie Sanders opposes $10 billion Israel aid
    The progressive US senator condemned Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu for “violating international law”

    For Netanyahu and his political allies, peace is more dangerous than war
    Israeli public opinion has turned against both Israel’s prime minister and Bezalel Smotrich, his main coalition partner on the extreme right. But they won’t give up on their dream of a new Nakba easily
    The Israeli public wants vengeance, and they still do not feel that they have had it.
    Faced with the blunt choice of a further exchange of hostages and prisoners and returning to the ground offensive, the war cabinet decisively chose war.
    If the war cabinet is a long way from recognising what everyone outside Israel is telling them – that Hamas cannot be fully defeated – there is now a growing new realisation in Israel, maybe even within the army and certainly among commentators, that Hamas is far from being beaten…
    ..After the truce broke down, and hostages who came back reported that Israel’s bombing put their lives in danger, the pressure from the relatives only mounted.
    The most likely scenario is that Israel lurches between periods of war and pauses in the fighting, without being capable of finishing either…
    ..Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu’s problems have only just started. Today he is probably Israel’s most hated man…
    ..But if the war ends without a new Nakba, their dream will remain unfulfilled and they know this. Ben Gvir already said:” No war, no government.”
    In other words, a permanent ceasefire would be the end of the government. It is clear that the current government would not survive a deal with Hamas, in which all Palestinian prisoners were released in exchange for all the hostages…
    ..They waited a long time for their moment in history. They are not going to let their life-long dream slip from their grasp that easily. A return to Gantz and talk of a two-state solution? Over their dead bodies, and the bodies of thousands of Palestinians and Israelis.
    This doesn’t mean it won’t happen in the end, and that the war will go on for ever. It only explains how high are the stakes for Netanyahu and his partners.

    Israel can’t defeat Hamas in battle, so what’s next? All the conflict in Gaza is achieving is civilian misery, and the US can stop it at any time (“could stop it” if political-will)
    According to Israeli polling data, Benjamin Netanyahu is only trusted by 4% of Israelis, while the most trusted national figure was recorded to be Israeli military spokesperson Daniel Hagari. Hagari, despite being trusted by Israelis, was turned into the “there is a list guy” and an online meme, after presenting a video in which he claimed a regular Arabic calendar named “terrorists”…
    ..Israeli civilian captives who were released, the majority of whom were filmed smiling, shaking the hands of and thanking Hamas fighters upon their releases, have been blocked from speaking to the media about their experiences directly. On the other hand, Palestinian women and children recounted abuse, torture and humiliation that they had suffered at the hands of their Israeli jailers…
    ..There can be no military solution to the war in Gaza, the US must (and does) recognise that this conflict will never end until the Palestinian people are granted justice and freedom…

    The Israeli army can do this, and it will kill some Israeli military hostages, and some Hamas personnel. It won’t get to all the tunnels, and the ones it will get to will be evacuated when the hoses get pulled up to them. It may contaminate the aquifer and salt-the-ground, though.
    Israel Readying Risky Plan To Flood Miles Of Gaza’s ‘Terror Tunnels’ With Sea Water

    WHO: Situation in Gaza is “getting worse” every hour
    Khan Yunis Governorate was subjected to one of the heaviest aerial and artillery bombardment campaigns since the outbreak of the Israeli war on the Gaza Strip two months ago. Many civilians fled their homes and even schools, where they had taken refuge earlier in the war, as the bombing intensified.
    The bombing consisted of fire belts, which consisted of bombing a specific area with a large number of missiles and bombs.

    John Day

    45 Palestinians killed, dozens wounded in Zionist bombing of house in Deir al-Balah
    The Red Crescent in Gaza confirmed earlier today that the entire Strip was subjected to a comprehensive war of extermination, affirming that “the Israeli enemy army asks residents to go to certain areas and then bombs them.”

    Hamas Rocket Struck Base Linked To Israel’s (Not So Secret) Nuclear Missile Program
    “A rocket most likely fired by Hamas militants during their Oct. 7 attack on Israel struck an Israeli military base where, experts say, many of the country’s nuclear-capable missiles are based, according to a visual analysis of the attack’s aftermath by The New York Times.”…
    ..The fresh Monday report noted, “The Times first identified the fire caused by the attack on Sdot Micha using public NASA satellite imagery for detecting wildfires. There has not been a fire — from any cause — of similar magnitude at the base since at least 2004.”
    Now, about two months out from the devastating Hamas terror raids of Oct.7, more and more shocking details from that day have been revealed which increasingly confirms the significant planning and sophistication of the multi-pronged attack. More and more pressure and public outrage has been directed at the Netanyahu government and military establishment for the unprecedented intelligence failures.
    This has also included that revelation that “Israeli officials obtained Hamas’s battle plan for the Oct. 7 terrorist attack more than a year before it happened, documents, emails and interviews show,” as a separate NYT report detailed. “But Israeli military and intelligence officials dismissed the plan as aspirational, considering it too difficult for Hamas to carry out.” [or they pretended to think that, and planned how to use the attack to their political advantage.]

    Israel Has Crossed Its Rubicon
    De facto, Gaza has been been ethnically cleansed. Gazans have been herded from the north, which has been flattened, to the south, against which IDF airstrike targeters and ground forces have recently turned their attention. The vast majority of the population of Gaza is now massed a few miles away from the Rafah border crossing to the Sinai Peninsula. All that remains is for the Israelis to expel the traumatized and radicalized Palestinians into the Egyptian desert.
    More likely, Israel will open the gate. The Gazans enter the Sinai of their own accord. Where else can they go? There is no home to which they can return. This second Nakba will occur early next year.
    Which will leave the ruins of Gaza desolate and dangerous. Spurred by legitimate public-health concerns, Israeli bulldozers will cart away the rubble and the tens of thousands of rotting corpses trapped underneath. Demining experts will have to find and disarm tens of thousands of unexploded bombs, a process that can require decades.
    The end result: 141 square miles of prime beachfront property.

    Putin’s Saudi Visit To Talk OPEC+ Cuts & Gaza War Highlights US Failure To Isolate Russia

    John Day

    Zelensky abruptly cancels US Senate appeal , The meeting descended into partisan squabbling after the Ukrainian leader unexpectedly decided not to appear

    US border control bill collapses , Senate negotiations on immigration have fallen through, threatening to derail President Biden’s aid package for Israel and Ukraine
    The Republican Party has for weeks been threatening to block Biden’s $106 billion ‘national security supplemental request,’ originally introduced in October, unless it included a spending boost for the US-Mexico border and tighter immigration controls, particularly with regards to asylum and parole laws in immigration proceedings.
    GOP lawmakers have proposed detaining all migrants seeking asylum in the US upon entry instead of releasing them into the country while their claims are processed, as is currently the case.
    Republican lawmakers have argued that the existing system is constantly being abused as it allows migrants to slip through the cracks.
    Democrats, however, have called these demands “extremist,” prompting negotiations to effectively break down, with both parties accusing each other of intractable positions.

    Moon of Alabama , U.S. Is Withholding Aid To Push Ukraine Towards Negotiations With Russia
    Republicans as well as the Democrats, likely in consent with the White House, have so far blocked all further aid.
    There current path then seems to be a different one towards negotiations with Russia – regime change in Kiev.
    President Zelenski is unwilling to take up peace talks. If he can be pushed out of office during the next few months his likely replacement, General Zaluzny, will probably be more inclined to seek an end of the war.
    Thus the current tactic is to pressure Zelenski into leaving by withholding all future funds. If another Ukrainian leader comes in, aid might again flow to prevent a total takeover of the country by Russia.

    Janet Yellen Joins Zelensky In Saying US Would Be “Responsible For Ukraine’s Defeat”

    “The Committees’ investigative work to date has revealed that the Justice Department afforded Hunter Biden — the President’s son — preferential treatment throughout its investigation of his numerous alleged crimes, and then sought to cover up its actions after two courageous IRS agents stepped forward to blow the whistle on the Department’s deviations from its investigative standards,” the report said.
    The Justice Department delayed its investigation into Biden, worked to remove Biden’s name from search warrants and subpoenas, restricted investigators from asking witnesses about US President Joe Biden during interviews and tipped off defense attorneys about their investigation, the report said.—us-house-panels-1115411018.html

    John Day

    Taibbi Discusses ‘Hamilton 68’ Link To Government’s ‘Cyber Threat League’
    The punch line of the upcoming #CTIFiles #4 thread is that these documents don’t merely offer instructions in the use of sockpuppets and small-scale trolling operations. They show a through-line to the much larger frauds that spread like wildfire in the legacy news landscape between 2016 and the present, chief among them the Hamilton 68 scam exposed in the Twitter Files.

    ​ Dr. Mike Yeadon’s address to the Members of UK Parliament (4 December 2023)
    There is no doubt in my mind, anyone of my caliber, and this is my peers that worked on this, absolutely understood what they were designing and manufacturing. So I think, having heard what I’ve just said, that there was no pandemic and the lie was maintained in order to inject people en masse, I think five and a half billion people with an intentionally dangerous substance, 17 million of whom have died so far. What do you think is happening and what do you think your role as an individual is in stopping this crime? Thank you for listening.

    ​ Hero Health Worker Turned Whistleblower Faces Court After He Exposes Shocking Number of Deaths Linked to COVID Vaccine — Shouts “FREEDOM” to Supporters in the Gallery
    A 56-year-old employee-turned-whistleblower of Te Whatu Ora, New Zealand’s public health agency, was targeted by police raids.
    ​ The whistleblower was arrested Sunday afternoon for his alleged involvement in the “unauthorized disclosure and misuse of data,” according to police reports.
    The police disclosed that the whistleblower’s true identity is Barry Young.
    ​ Young, responsible for managing New Zealand’s COVID-19 vaccination database, has come forward with alarming data regarding excess deaths that he claims are connected to specific batches of the Pfizer vaccine.
    ​ He played a key role in developing a project that established a vaccine payment system for providers, known as the pay-per-dose system. Under this system, providers receive a payment each time a vaccination is administered. As part of his responsibilities, he analyzed the data and noticed inconsistencies.​..
    ​..“I was involved with building a project and helped with implementing a vaccine payment system for our providers. It’s called a pay-per-dose system. So that means that every time someone gets vaccinated, they get a payment for it as a provider. And I helped build it, I implemented it. And when I was looking at the data, which is part of my job, I noticed some discrepancies with the dates of death, people getting people dying within a week of being vaccinated,” Young said.
    ​ “As soon as the system went live, we noticed that people were dying almost straight away after being injected. So, that sort of prompted my curiosity a bit. So, I dug a little deeper,” he added.
    ​ “This cannot be a natural event. This is man-made,” Young argued, adding, “If it’s happening here, guarantee it’s happening everywhere, and we need more people like me to stand up and just come out. Don’t be scared, just do it.”

    Hero Health Worker Turned Whistleblower Faces Court After He Exposes Shocking Number of Deaths Linked to COVID Vaccine — Shouts “FREEDOM” to Supporters in the Gallery

    ​Celia Farber , Media Coverage in NZ of Whistleblower Barry Young. They Claim Four Deaths Have Been “Possibly Linked To The Vaccine.”
    MD Recites Sudden Death Cases—Including Children, And Including a Couple Who BOTH Died, Leaving Behind Five Orphaned Children

    Steve Kirsch warns about the vulnerability of “your” data, if you threaten the control-narratives.
    WARNING!!! MEGA and Wasabi can screw you if, in their sole opinion, they think you MIGHT have violated their AUP
    These companies shoot first, and ask questions later. Wasabi inactivated my account with ZERO notice and MEGA removed all 1 TB of Kevin McKernan’s data with no chance of recovery.

    John Day

    ​ Don’t Let Government Get Away With Poisoning Americans
    ​ For decades, the federal government poisoned an untold number of its citizens through our atomic program. It happened everywhere, impacting uranium mine workers in Texas, Native Americans living downwind from nuclear tests in the Mountain West, and communities exposed to Manhattan Project waste in Missouri. And that’s just a small sample. Thousands more were poisoned, sickened, and died. Lives were broken – all because our government was careless, and then covered it up.
    ​ Now, the law that delivers some justice and compensation to these victims is about to expire. Congress must include a reauthorization of this life-changing program as part of the annual defense bill. It’s our chance to give justice to victims who have been silenced and forgotten for years.

    ​ Zero Public EV Chargers Built Since Congress Approved $7.5 Billion To Expand Network
    ​ President Joe Biden’s 2021 infrastructure bill boasts a $7.5 billion investment in electric vehicle (EV) chargers, and his administration insists the country is “on track” to install over a million public chargers by the end of the decade—but reports indicate that so far not a single one has actually been built.

    ​ Thanks Red , Capitalism Cannot Turn Into Anything But Autocracy…only to disintegrate altogether soon after
    ​ Capitalism has come about as a natural response to technology use and a temporary abundance of raw materials. It was simply the most effective way of plundering the planet, and thus won hands down every time it was contested. Even its much ballyhooed challengers were built upon its core principles. They way how returns are distributed or who makes owns the productive assets, of course, can be greatly different, resulting in a lower or higher inequality in society. Irrespective of wealth distribution and questions of ownership, however, the essence of every large scale industrial system remained inherently autocratic. As long as the resources for building technological devices (be it sailboats, steam engines, solar panels or Bitcoin) must be expropriated and extracted to exhaustion, the system will remain the same.
    ​ Since the economy, no matter how we name it, is only interested in making a net return on investment, not in the health or well being of humans and the more than human world, it will eventually turn on its own population as its resource base wanes. As long as everything, from raw material to labor, could have been extracted far away from the “bastions of democracy”, people at home were allowed to be free, but only as far as not to hurt business interests. This gave the illusion of progress, or a better life through technology, together with better health, care for the young and elderly or rights for minorities.
    ​ As resources grew thinner and thinner, yielding less and less profits though, the system has started to show its real face: autocracy. Modern democracies across the planet have started to turn into a local variant of a soft or inverted totalitarianism. A political arrangement in which corporations exert a subtle but substantial power over a system that superficially seems democratic. Think: corporate donors writing laws, often against the interests of the voters. A complete take-over of the media and the civic discourse. Shutting down dissent and labeling everything but the mainstream narrative dangerous misinformation. Freedom and democracy proved to be nothing but a brief anomaly in this inherently inhumane system arching back to the emergence of the first empires.
    ​ Soon, as the debt based everything bubble bursts, governments around the world will have no other choice than to take complete control over the money system, even if it means banning every other form of exchange (bitcoin, gold, or something as simple as cash). By controlling what money can be spent on (and for how long by giving it an expiry date) central governments will have a chance at managing the economic descent downstream from a steady decline in energy production.
    ​ Repossessing homes of people unable to pay their debts and turning them into tenants, for example, seems to be another way how the financial superorganism might try to hold on to profitability. You will own less (and less) and be… “happy”. A modest, low energy, low consumption life will be marketed as “green and sustainable” to somehow take the edge of the situation and make acceptance easier. Make no mistake, I do think that lowering consumption is the only way out, but only if everybody does it in a concerted manner. As John Kenneth Galbraith astutely observed, however:
    ​ “People of privilege will always risk their complete destruction rather than surrender any material part of their advantage. Intellectual myopia, often called stupidity, is no doubt a reason. But the privileged also feel that their privileges, however egregious they may seem to others, are a solemn, basic, God-given right.”
    ​ The ruling class is thus not at all interested in creating a more sustainable system. They have a different motive: staying on top, no matter what. Thus they will take every opportunity during this long emergency to concentrate power, to squeeze out political opponents while trying to maintain the flow of profits to an ever smaller round of donors. ​ Again, a system entirely dependent on autocratic technologies cannot evolve into anything else than an Orwellian dystopia.​..
    ..Moving towards an ever more digitalized (digital ID, digital currency, digital shopping) world is thus an incredibly short sighted way to maintain power. As the electric grid starts to fail in many places (due to a lack of fossil fuel inputs), these autocratic systems will be harder and harder to maintain…
    ..At this point the current centralized capitalist system will vanish sooner than one could imagine. Political power will fall back to the lowest level possible (municipalities) and real world skills will once again become respectful means of earning an income. The world will become ever more localized, and people will be forced to rely on manual labor to survive.


    If you’re gonna play in Texas
    You gotta have fiddle in the band.


    How can an owner be made into a tenant?


    “We Jews, the destroyers, will remain the destroyers forever. Nothing that you do will meet our needs and demands. We will forever destroy, because we need a world of our own, a God World, which it is not in your nature to build.” Maurice Samuel, You Gentiles, P155


    From John Day’s link above:

    Capitalism Cannot Turn Into Anything But Autocracy

    At least somebody had expressed my thoughts exactly, for which, written in much inferior way, I was pelted with the rotten tomatoes for over a decade on various comment forums.


    Art today.
    I wish some faint indication of upper spine bones were shown beneath the skin as well as, infamous, two dimples at the left and right of the lower back at the tips of a pelvis bone. Nude looks like inflated doll, albeit with the impressive skin tones done well.

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