February 22, 2022 at 4:12 pm #102499
And there’s my cue: far north, snow, reindeer!, a beautiful pale woman singing wordlessly: youtube’s algorithms have, as usual, read my magically-thinking mind and told me when to dive into the mystery page of narrative fiction.February 22, 2022 at 4:16 pm #102500Dr D RichParticipant
“Still haven’t had time to research the exact Nunchuk software method, but if it’s anything like the others, it rolls all participants’ wallets into a ball, and using the software, anonymizes them, then on demand spits out the amounts they owned before based on their authentication (password). When wallets exit, they land in a new BTC wallet address. Therefore, anonymous. Unless someone were to input and output the exact same amount at the same time, someone was wiretapping them (they are), and also crack the encryption in more or less real time.
If they want you, they’ll just hack your home PC and phone. Put on a keystroke recorder, or just arrest you for no reason, hold you in solitary for contempt like many others. Hit you over the head with a $2 spanner. So how anonymous do you practically need to be? If every transaction has to go State-level in real time, that’s a giant obstacle, and one they’re not overcoming at the moment”
They; The Gov’t; The NSA; The Shadowbrokers all have been “there” 5-7 years ago.
EternalBlue exploit, WannaCry, WannaMine etc.
I suppose the NSA simply made coin on that first pump n dump to BTC $20,000 circa 2017-18 by using the exploits to hijack any computer as crypto mining rig, so they say.February 22, 2022 at 4:21 pm #102501Figmund SreudParticipant
Medvedev — ‘Welcome to the brave new world where Europeans pay €2,000 for gas’
Following actions by German Chancellor Olaf Scholz to halt the approval process for Nord Stream 2, former Russian President and current Deputy Chair of the Security Council Dmitry Medvedev had this to say:
German Chancellor Olaf Scholz has issued an order to halt the process of certifying the Nord Stream 2 gas pipeline. Well. Welcome to the brave new world where Europeans are very soon going to pay €2.000 for 1.000 cubic meters of natural gas!
— Dmitry Medvedev (@MedvedevRussiaE) February 22, 2022
Nord Stream 2 recently reached mechanical completion, but has yet to begin flowing gas from Russia to Germany, as the pipeline’s approval has been hung up in the German certification process. For Russia to sustain current levels of gas exports to Europe, either Nord Stream 2 needs to start production, or pipelines in Ukraine need to remain operational. Western leaders have consistently indicated that sanctions should not impact Russian energy exports, and Russia has yet to indicate they will reduce export volumes. However, today’s comments from Medvedev could indicate a change in tack.
Natural gas prices are often quoted in USD / mmbtu; converting €2,000 / bcm would suggest prices of ~$63/mmtbu. Having hit those levels in recent months, European gas prices currently sit at ~$25/mmbtu. Whether Mr. Medvedev’s comments lead to a change in gas policy remains to be seen; however, with Russia firmly in control of Europe’s energy markets, it’s worth keeping an eye on comments of this nature as the situation in Ukraine develops.
Ironically, Gazprom (OTCPK:OGZPY) would be a major beneficiary of lower volumes but much higher European natural gas prices. As would LNG producers like Shell (NYSE:SHEL), Cheniere (NYSE:LNG), and Exxon (NYSE:XOM). In addition to domestic suppliers, like Equinor (NYSE:EQNR), Vermillion (NYSE:VET) and NRT (NYSE:NRT). Shell shared its bullish view on the medium term outlook for gas markets Monday, with no indication that Russian supply reductions would be needed to sustain elevated prices.
Note: That seekingalpha.com article may not work since sometimes articles are behind a paywall and Sometimes not, … hence a big, big snip above.February 22, 2022 at 4:21 pm #102502NoiretteParticipant
Ukraine. Putin finally made a move! Planned long ago, or along a if, A, then B, perhaps, C, if not D, etc. If X, then Y, possibly nothing, etc.
The Putin Groupies are over the Moon! (I’m a fan of Lavrov, that man has the patience of a Saint.) Putin’s popularity in RF will rise, it sagged somewhat lately.
So the RF recognizes DLPR as independent states. Heh, I remember reading a few months back that top officials of these Republics were accepted as members of *United Russia* (top party in Russia, recent pres. Medvedev, Shoigu) that was a sign of something but heh what?
So where the borders will be has to be decided. Who will recognize the DLPR next? Presumably they will become members of the CSTO (which is more of a non-aggro-pact than a military alliance imho.), so that contributes. However, being ‘recognized’ is in some cases not condusive to autonomy, sovereignity, peace, and legit self-defence: Palestine is reco. as a country by almost all, exceptions, N. America, Aus… / … and most of Europe.
Putin sends troops in / as ready to go as “Peace Keepers.” The evacuation procedures of women + children weren’t clear to me, as I posted before, so who knows, so now what, will that be abandoned? The assured / possible / upcoming / whatever presence of more massive R military will, hopefully, put a halt to Kiev shelling, incursions, etc.
As NATO, the EU, the USuk, have openly stated they will not go to war for Urkaine against Russia (+ Ukr will not be admitted to the EU) while ‘giving full support’ to Ukr. in the shape of financing, arms sales, aka racketeering, attempting to buy assets, etc. Kiev has no avenue to move forward.
>> : One interpretation of the US-uk/5 eyes hysteria about Russia invading Ukr. was not just the usual RUSSIA BAD hype, clarioned by the MSM, encouraged by the MIC, etc. but a way of justifying backing off. To avoid confrontation, the spiel may be:
R did not invade Ukr. – it did some diplo moves, taking territory, dastardly! shocking!, but it is not an INVASION, it stops there, more or less.
See for ex.February 22, 2022 at 4:29 pm #102503
I would think that how it is in AZ, USA for paying bills would be comparable to Canada. I have converted to cash in the past 6 months because I was forced to take on debt I couldn’t repay in a family law case, my bank account can legally be frozen due to creditor law suits, etc.
Yes, it can be done. To pay my city water/garbage bill I stop in at my local Chase bank branch, as the city banks with Chase. The electric bill I can pay at the grocery store for a $1.50 fee, and I can get money orders there to mail in. I’m self employed and so far, from the research I’ve done, it looks like my corporation’s bank account will not be frozen in my situation. I had been writing myself physical paychecks…now I pay myself in cash. I use cash to purchase Amazon gift cards, and I can use prepaid Visa cards for anything else I need from online. Everything else I got to locally and pick up. One pizza place allows me to order on the app, and pay with cash when I pick up; for another I have to call in my order.
It is less convenient, but completely doable.February 22, 2022 at 4:36 pm #102504
Re John Day
“ They say it was a human error to show pictures of ivermectin with other potential COVID treatments that the Queen of England might be taking.”
See, it was legit, but the person doing the story didn’t read the fine print to realize that Stromectol *IS* the dreaded horse dewormer. So, yeah, “human error.”February 22, 2022 at 4:46 pm #102505
This one really should divide those with basic critical thinking skills from those without.
Listened to the Nawaz/Rogan episode. Wow.
Perfect example of the "overactive pattern recognition" of the schizotypy conspiracy mindset. Leaps of inference/gish gallop/full house.
This one really should divide those with basic critical thinking skills from those without.
— David Fuller (@fullydavid) February 22, 2022February 22, 2022 at 4:51 pm #102506BoomerDoomer2Participant
Bosco- re: 5g: Here in Spokane the 5g equipment is located at the top of power poles and can be found about every 4-5 blocks in certain areas. The equipment is brown and resembles large speakers. Very Orwellian. A DuckDuckGo search for 5g coverage maps indicates that 5g is available just about everywhere here in Spokane.
Re obituaries: A friend of mine wrote his own before he died: https://www.legacy.com/us/obituaries/spokesman/name/dandelion-treecraft-obituary?id=6655234
He also scheduled and attended his own wake in the weeks/months before he died. A good time was had by all.February 22, 2022 at 4:57 pm #102507
If you get little circuits to form in developing humans, maybe the nervous systems can be taught to form around them.
Just a thought for Dr.D…February 22, 2022 at 4:59 pm #102508
@Phoenixvoice: The article says that they just put a photo of “potential treatments”.
Nothing is confirmed about Her Majesty’s medical treatment.February 22, 2022 at 5:01 pm #102509
And thanks for doing the cash-economy homework, Sister Phoenix…February 22, 2022 at 5:04 pm #102510
Another homestead picture of winter tree work escapades: https://www.johndayblog.com/2022/02/two-new-countries.html
Russia recognized the Donetsk and Luhansk Republics yesterday, after being asked to do so for 8 years. (It is not perfectly clear what borders are recognized, which likely include areas currently held militarily by the Ukrainian army.) Right now, Russia will enforce a cease-fire in the areas.
What next? NATO/Ukraine/EU moves…
The Saker had this:
The first thing which I want to point out is that this was a very carefully orchestrated event, and I don’t just mean today’s live meetings and signing. For those of us who follow Russian politics very closely there can be no doubts that all this was prepared long BEFORE the Russian ultimatum to the West.
This is “the plan” which Putin once openly referred to.
Let me make this clear: this recognition should NOT, repeat, NOT, be seen in isolation. It is just ONE PHASE in a PROCESS which began at least a year ago, or more, and there is much more to come.
Next, that must be repeated again, this is NOT about the LDNR, the Donbass or even the Ukraine, this is about a new security architecture on Europe and, therefore, on our entire planet.
This means that Russia expected exactly the reaction she eventually got (western politicians are fantastically predictable, being both ignorant, stupid and arrogant) and that gave her a legal basis to take the current action (call it R2P, or moral duty, or genocide prevention or whatever else you wish)...
...Let it be clearly told: whatever sanctions the West now agrees upon will be what they would have done in any case...
…I want to mention four specific threats made by Putin today…
Those responsible for the massacre in Odessa will be punished by Russia.
Putin is demanding an immediate cessation of the shelling and shooting along the LOC.
Russia will physically prevent the Ukraine from US/NATO deploying offensive weapons to threaten Russia.
Russia will show Banderastan how to organize a *real* “decommunization” (after indicating that the Ukraine was created by the CPSU).
Moon of Alabama has more insights/updates and perspective:
The German chancellor Olaf Scholz has halted the certification of the Nordstream II pipeline that is supposed to bring natural gas from Russia to Germany. That means higher energy prices for Germany and higher inflation… It is political harakiri and will therefore most likely be reversed.
I find it likely that the sudden increase of artillery explosions from 80 per day to over 1,200 per day over the last week had an effect on the timing of Putin’s decision.
The Duma last week passed a resolution recommending that Putin recognize the provinces’ independence from Ukraine.
Putin had resisted for eight years recognizing the independence of the self-declared republics of Lugansk and Donetsk in the Donbass, insisting instead that Kiev implement the 2014-15 Minsk agreements that would have given autonomy to the provinces, while they remained within Ukrainian territory.
The decision by Putin effectively declares that the Minsk process is over.
It does not mean at this point, however, that the people of Lugansk and Donetsk are ready to hold a referendum to join Russia or that Moscow is interested in making them part of Russia, as happened in Crimea in 2014.
Belarus next? China eventually? It might be awkward for China, since so many parts of “China” would prefer independence, like they had before.
Syria backs Russian recognition of east Ukraine breakaway regions
Foreign Minister Faisal Mekdad says Syrian government ‘will cooperate’ with the two Moscow-backed separatist-held regions.
https://www.aljazeera.com/news/2022/2/22/syria-backs-russian-recognition-east-ukraine-breakaway-regionsFebruary 22, 2022 at 5:06 pm #102511
This was a divided Parliament. Some spoke with conviction of the rights being abolished by decree.
OTTAWA, Feb 21 (Reuters) – Canada’s parliament on Monday backed Prime Minister Justin Trudeau’s decision to invoke rarely-used emergency powers to end pandemic-related protests that have blocked streets in the capital Ottawa for more than three weeks.
The Emergencies Act was approved in parliament by 185 to 151, with the minority Liberal government getting support from left-leaning New Democrats.
The special measures, announced by Trudeau a week ago, have been deemed unnecessary and an abuse of power by some opposition politicians.
WEF Young Global Leaders are fulfilling yesterday’s promise-of-tomorrow, TODAY, for the multinational public-private-partnership!
From “Canada, with the usual long list of successful grads, still instrumental in ongoing advances: Thanks Red.
The purpose from the beginning has been to “identify and advance a future-oriented global agenda, focusing on issues at the intersection of the public and private sectors.”
Public–Private Partnerships is one of the cornerstones of the World Economic Forum philosophy. That is, a merger between state and large companies (also known as corporativism) with the aim of solving global problems of in a more “effective” way. The choice of leaders clearly reflects this aspiration.
The Young Global Leaders group was initially instructed to identify the major challenges of the 21st century. These included peace, the environment, education, technology and health – areas which these upcoming leaders could exploit politically, economically, and culturally in the new millennium.
Pluto returns to America Today, after last visiting in 1776.
Nothing says a cosmic rebirth like enigmatic Pluto, the power-hungry dwarf planet that symbolizes transformation and renewal. According to the stars, the United States is finally getting a spiritual makeover with its first-ever Pluto Return on Feb. 22, 2022. Astrologically, a Pluto return is when the heavenly body returns to the same position in a birth chart where it was when the chart began. It happens around every 248 years, meaning this is the Pluto return in the United States since the country was founded in 1776.
“Pluto rules death and rebirth, influencing the end and beginning of new karmic cycles. It also rules things like interpersonal skills, power struggles, and shows the source of your personal power. This planet is the portal through which your spiritual and shadow energy is transformed and released into the exterior world,” astrologer Lauren Ash tells Bustle.
https://www.bustle.com/life/united-states-pluto-return-2022-meaning-dates-predictionsFebruary 22, 2022 at 5:10 pm #102512
We can do a basic test, equivalent to washing our hands.
1) What’s the source? Is it a reliable media organisation? Is it backed up by other reliable sources?
2) How likely is the fact? The less likely, the greater the burden of evidence.
3) Is there anything out there suggesting it’s fake? Rather than looking for evidence to support our beliefs, can we search for evidence against our beliefs?
4) Can we emotionally accept our belief might be wrong?February 22, 2022 at 5:31 pm #102513
Two tiny “Ukrainian” neighborhoods (Rus to the core in reality) just got turned into sovereign nations who have mutual defense treaties with Russia. Game over. Biden was bamboozled by noise into thinking he was in a he was in a major chess match . . . and consequently got his ass kicked with a checkers move .February 22, 2022 at 5:36 pm #102514
Noirette is my fave geopoli analyst overall. I almost always learn a new way of addressing the issues from her.February 22, 2022 at 5:40 pm #102515
Businesses wanting to be paid might not appreciate losing so many monthly payments because some PM won’t accept the reality outside his carnival mirror. Things like general strikes greatly benefit from the business community attaining resistant solidarity. They’re natural broadcast nodes/chain links.
Ok. Back to Santa, currently explaining ancient myths to the narrator.February 22, 2022 at 5:43 pm #102516
BoomerDoomer2: what a beautiful eulogy, and fun! Say hello to the Satellite Diner for me, and The Cottage on the rare days one gets there early enough to get the biscuits’n’gravy while the gravy is still fresh.
I used to live on 37th and Grand, a little white house that was in dire need of a paint job sand new windows and looked a bit like the Blair Witch Crack House before we moved.February 22, 2022 at 5:45 pm #102517
One wonders who is currently ghost-writing for deflationista, or if he stopped taking downers. Definite upgrade in prose/content.February 22, 2022 at 5:47 pm #102518
This is a new low. Even for “Dr.” Pierre Kory. Grifters have to keep the grift alive.
“There’s no money in ivermectin”
This is an awful new low. Pierre Kory is cashing in COVID with his own TeleHealth scam.
For $450 he will prescribe ivermectin. For $1250 he will treat “post vaccine syndrome” whatever that is. 💵 only. No insurance.
Now would be a great time for medical boards to do something. pic.twitter.com/Oxl9NBe9DX
— Nick Mark MD (@nickmmark) February 22, 2022
Here is a link to “Dr.” Pierre Kory’s telehealth grift site:February 22, 2022 at 5:47 pm #102519
New Hampshire wants medical tourist dollars?February 22, 2022 at 5:49 pm #102520those darned kidsParticipant
wormtongue*: that’s funny coming from somebody who cites such honest brokers as:
* brought to you by: PfizerFebruary 22, 2022 at 5:49 pm #102521
2 things that I find myself wondering….
1. Will we ever see or hear from the arrested Ottawa Freedom Convoy leaders again?
2. Were the bulk of the “police” who disbanded the Ottowa protest not Canadian? I would very much like corroboration — one guy on a video on Twitter and a photo of a UN plane is conjecture, not evidence…but it is very plausible.February 22, 2022 at 6:19 pm #102522FinalGravityParticipant
Gravity is a double algorithm.February 22, 2022 at 6:27 pm #102524
No big surprise that your new patron saint ( Jules Evans) is an ardent atheist who equates all non-materialist thought with mental illness. By his standard, Einstein, Planck and Maxwell were delusional. And if that weren’t bad enough you regurgitate his 5 step program for reaching faulty conclusions. If anyone wants to FULLY eradicate the capacity for logical thought processing, Jules Evans is your man.
But still, gotta admit that your pitch IS getting slicker. Might even say slimey.February 22, 2022 at 6:28 pm #102525
There’s grifters, and there’s the lying sots who pretend that one grifter proves a broad universal point involving tens, maybe hundreds of thousands of professionals, and hundreds, even thousands of millions of folks in general.
And there’s this: A Double AlgorithmFebruary 22, 2022 at 6:39 pm #102526
new patron saint
Jesus. I posted a fucking article, because it was interesting and applied to this forum.
I didn’t even know the name of the author until you mentioned it. But you think he is my “new patron saint”.
If your assumptions about me are indicative of how you process information that’s not an endorsement of your critical thinking.February 22, 2022 at 6:54 pm #102527Mr. HouseParticipant
“This is a new low. Even for “Dr.” Pierre Kory. Grifters have to keep the grift alive. ”
So what do you call 0% interest rates and QE? Or do they only lie when it comes to finance? Personally i believe they lie anytime it has to do with power, which these days is 100%.February 22, 2022 at 6:55 pm #102528Mr. HouseParticipant
FYI still don’t know anyone my age who has died from or with covid. We did just lose another class mate to heroinFebruary 22, 2022 at 7:02 pm #102529
Why bother to assume something that’s in such plain sight for all to see? Specifically : that you are misguided and wrong to the point of being proactively evil . That isn’t really very much information to process, either. Just is what it is. Like doggy poo on a sidewalk.
I will make one assumption, however. I assume that you will eventually get over it.February 22, 2022 at 7:12 pm #102531February 22, 2022 at 7:16 pm #102532Figmund SreudParticipant
… no fan of Sock, this fellow!February 22, 2022 at 7:42 pm #102533OroborosParticipant
The day Russia’s patience ran out
Good summaryFebruary 22, 2022 at 8:08 pm #102534slimyalligatorParticipant
F. S. Thanks for the video.
I’m sure the names of the MP’s voting to extend the war powers act are being written down on paper for the future. Too bad their house burned down while on vacation eh?February 22, 2022 at 8:16 pm #102535ArgonParticipant
“But the C.D.C. has been routinely collecting information since the Covid vaccines were first rolled out last year, according to a federal official familiar with the effort. The agency has been reluctant to make those figures public, the official said, because they might be misinterpreted as the vaccines being ineffective.” New York Times
This sums the whole discussion. Public health agencies do not publish the information if its against their narrative. So, they have the data, which show that ‘the vaccines’ are ineffective, and they don’t publish the data, because if they did, people would think ineffective ‘vaccines’ vaccines are ineffective. Usage of the word misinterpret here is nice, is the dictionary meaning for the word misinterpret as follows: ‘to make conclusions which are against the official narrative, even if the conclusion is right’ ?
Of course we could start debating what is meant by ineffective, but there’s no point, I think ineffective is too positive term here, should use term like useless.
Most propably its same with the side effects. They have the data. They know. I might want to use poker terms here, they are pot committed on lies.February 22, 2022 at 8:19 pm #102536
“The badly informed new German chancellor inadvertently helped to resolve the situation by saying that the idea of a Ukrainian-caused genocide in the Donbass is ridiculous. Given the history of the region, the public spectacle of a German leader using the words “genocide” and “ridiculous” in the same sentence made the moment pregnant with possibilities.”
Gotta love Orlov the analyst and writer. I’ll cut him some slack because he’s endured a LOT of ridicule and hostile abuse over the years for making sense that people don’t want to hear. Tends to thin a man’s skin. IN fact, I quite understand sympathize with his putting up a bitter shrill exterior. If I endured the ridicule he has, I would to.
But I would not invest in it, and would not use it as an excuse to be dishonest and dismiss people. A defensive shield should not be proactive in defense of itself: that’s why it’s a defensive shield. An offensive shield is just an excuse to be ignored or, if that is unavailable, get your ass kicked through your goal posts.
The Saker’s new book has a very good cover:February 22, 2022 at 8:32 pm #102537
Just spent 2 hours at the home of a client who has CNN on the TV non-stop.
I spent 2 hours listening to CNN beat the drums of war.
Rather unpleasant.February 22, 2022 at 8:50 pm #102538zerosumParticipant
Fox is doing the same by putting on their “generals”February 22, 2022 at 8:55 pm #102539oxymoronParticipant
Today’s mantra as I set down to work and struggle with a lifetime’s sense of failure:
I can neither justify nor exonerate my life, nor is there adequate atonement I can make. But I CAN try and act in a manner congruent with my true ideals.
Woah Robin you just described my routineFebruary 22, 2022 at 9:00 pm #102540
“ Is it a reliable media organisation? ”
Somehow I suspect that there is not a lot of agreement about whether or not a media organization is “reliable.”
In my experience, ALL of the legacy media organizations are unreliable in giving me the truth, and reliable to give me the latest propaganda, fulfilling the desires of their corporate masters. Every once in a while, a legacy media organization surprises me and publishes something that isn’t pure propaganda.
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