July 23, 2023 at 6:51 pm #139625thomasjkenneyParticipant
correction: symbiosis as much as parasitism. Flippant != accurate
@susmarie108 re: “I look inside of myself – where am I stuck, and what can I do about it? What kind of opposition am I mounting in my daily living of life?”
I could not imagine not having these thoughts. Unexamined life not worth living. How could someone without these kinds of thoughts be at all ‘agreement capable?’ 🙂 How can you avoid the fearsome shoals without that sounding line?July 23, 2023 at 7:03 pm #139626Figmund SreudParticipant
ICYM(ising)I, … Wrinklenomics, Canadian version!
F.S.July 23, 2023 at 7:19 pm #139627
Look! Scrap metal inventory. Only since February 24, 2022.
Fact Sheet on U.S. Security Assistance to Ukraine
July 7, 2023
In total, the United States has committed more than $42 billion in security assistance to Ukraine since the beginning of the Biden Administration, including more than $41.3 billion since the beginning of Russia’s unprovoked and brutal invasion on February 24, 2022.July 23, 2023 at 7:22 pm #139628
@ D Benton Smith: About 1978, when I was in college, visiting my grandparents at their cattle ranch near Bandera, where I had lived before, I was getting a ride to church on Sunday, from a neighbor, a retired USAF Colonel, a pilot. He told me as if I should maybe already know it, that there were alien bodies in cold storage in a mountain base in Colorado, which he had seen. I’m not sure why he took that moment to tell me that. It’s clearly not on any record. Maybe he wanted to tell somebody and still not-have-told-anybody.
I was that recipient. I can’t prove anything, and he has probably died by now.
Anyway, I actually watched that whole video. It’s not “evidence” by itself. It is plausibly “real” and plausibly “staged”, but I think the Colonel was for real.July 23, 2023 at 7:30 pm #139629jb-hbParticipant
I’m re-reading Massie’s Castles of Steel. I’m still in the opening month of the war.
When the British move to put their army in Belgium, the German navy asks if they should try to intercept the troop transports. The Kaiser responds – “The more English, the better.”
ie the more British troops reaching the continent, the more the German army can chomp up. Sound familiar?
And in Mosier’s The Myth of of a Great War, he refers to successive British armies being annihilated. In distinct phases – their “first army,” their “second army, their “third army”
Any of that sound familiar?
Additionally, I see references to NATO’s plans for Ukraine offensives failing due to obsession with Combined Arms warfare, which “doesn’t work” in positional warfare?
This is a misconception that mechanized warfare of WW2 and Combined Arms warfare are synonymous. Untrue. Combined Arms Warfare was born in WW1, not WW2. It was born of German efforts to provide every level of their forces with firepower and to devolve control of that firepower to the lowest reasonable level.
The Entente powers kept lying to themselves about what was going on at the front – the Germans must be using human wave attacks, the Germans must be using really big artillery pieces. Kept manufacturing and drinking their own coolaid.
Germans were using EVERY form of firepower available and distributing it to the lowest levels possible. Not just riflemen. Machine guns, flamethrowers, grenades, mortars (“mine-throwers”), small artillery pieces, howitzers instead of guns.
While the Entente kept creating new bureaucracies for the new weapons as they realized they existed – a “machine gun” corps for machine guns in the same way the US army had an Army Air Corps – the Germans were busy giving every tool possible to the lowest level possible – the people interacting with the grittiest reality having greatest possession of the tools being used.
That’s how the Ukraine conflict works and that’s how all of reality works. That’s how WINNING works in every reality. You devolve possession and control of the most powerful things to the people that most interact directly with reality. That’s how real combined arms warfare works and that’s how real capitalism works — emphasis on WORKS – proven comprehensively by the observable fact that even PARTIAL adoption of this method leads to WINNING. It is so, SO powerful that it does not require perfect adherence. Even partial, even less than 50% adoption STILL wins.
And it’s the same thing with Central Bank Digital Currency, AI management of everything. The dream that finally, FINALLY we can stop having to put our fate in the hands of those filthy individual deplorable plebes. Whether it be individual citizens or individual soldiers. Surely using satellites and networks to tell Ukrainians from 10,000 miles away what to do is better? surely?
But we fail, so then we think it’s NATO insistence on “combined arms warfare” – but combined arms warfare was invented in WW1 and gave a 3/5 casualty advantage to the ones using it. It was developed by overtly, purposely giving all the latest weapons into the hands of the lowest levels possible and then letting them figure it out. And then taking all those lieutenants figuring it out and re-assigning them around the conflict- cross-pollinating their various findings. Centralized nurturing of non-centralized competence.
Somehow I see a connection with thoughts of a gold standard. We don’t have full capitalism to a great extent because when you print money, you can bid whatever you want up or down. You print money and then just print more money to bid gold down hard. No problem. Except you now have a centrally planned economy. Whoever prints the money decides the price of everything. Including the price of every supposed inflation hedge.
You COULD allow semi-reality-based pricing on inflation hedges at a cost. OR you could tightly control their prices, bidding them down. This is like a submarine descending past its crush depth. Rather than blowing the ballast tanks, you just keep welding different things shut, whatever looks like it would be most likely to burst from the pressure. No, sir, you’ve got to blow the ballast tanks and rise. Nope, let’s keep going down while welding individual failure points.July 23, 2023 at 7:59 pm #139630
The number of snippets of veracious information held by millions of people who don’t share that information (for a variety of good and bad reasons) is incalculably enormous. I have never met and talked with a persons who does not have at least one snippet that they personally consider to be absolutely true, and most people have several.
If only ONE of those snippets are true then the point is proved.
And once the point is proven then the globe spanning Pandora’s box of inescapably derivative implications are therefore ALSO true. At which point we are off to the races.
For example. What we saw in that video (whether faked or real makes remarkably minor difference ) was a roomful of people who were totally unconcerned that a fellow living persons was dying right there in front of their eyes, and no one tried to save that persons life. Not one of them seemed to give it a thought, or try to ease its obvious suffering during its life and death crisis taking place within arm’s reach.
So my question to those people, and to the people aware of the situation before and after then, and even including the millions of people now seeing the video is this:
“Why is no one trying to save the life or ease the intense suffering of a consciously aware fellow intelligent living being? Why does no one act to save that individual’s life?”
The answer to that rhetorical question should be all too clear, and it is more than chilling in its implications. C’mon people, THINK!July 23, 2023 at 8:10 pm #139631Dr. DParticipant
Because it’s all staged and no one is actually being hurt? Like we found out the Milgram Experiment was?
If I were watching a movie shoot, I wouldn’t jump up and stop it. Would I?July 23, 2023 at 8:33 pm #139633
Because it’s all staged and no one is actually being hurt? Like we found out the Milgram Experiment was?
If I were watching a movie shoot, I wouldn’t jump up and stop it. Would I?”
If it is the case that the movie is faked then the question still remains, exactly as I worded it, “Why does no one act to save that individual’s life?”
Bad script writer? Lousy director? Then who IS that bad script writer and lousy director and why did they make a fake movie at great expense and then hide it for decades and make no money from it?
The video is an actual video (whether it’s legitimate or a special effects extravaganza doesn’t change the fact that the video does exist as a thing). That means the thing had to have been produced into existence by some means or another. Which brings us back to the original question (along with its beyond scary implications), “Why does no one act to save that individual’s life?”
If you’re ambivalent on the “Fake?-or-Real?” question then answer it first on one basis and then again on the other basis. The answer is almost equally unsettling either way.July 23, 2023 at 8:56 pm #139634
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Serious Neurologic Syndromes after COVID-19 VaccinationJuly 23, 2023 at 9:59 pm #139636my parents said knowParticipant
Digging in the ash pit
Poking through the trash
Looking for some treasure
Hoping for some cash
This is how the world turned
This is what we did
Oh my god a plastic jar!
Hope I find the lid!July 23, 2023 at 10:26 pm #139637
@DBS: Several things about the video. They explained tht there was something like congestive heart filure, though the heart-lung-sack was one-thing. They explained that there were mechanical and biological comonents to this entity. There were a couple of guys with masks wiping the mouth and supporting the head. There was supportive activity, but taking the final statement appeared to be the main goal. They say the entity died shortly thereafter.
So Why? This is a world of expert selfishness and compartmentalized knowledge and duties. Secrets are kept to the grave as a matter of duty and honor.
We’re not that way. I was thinking I could make better ESP contact if I was there. Who knows?
I have not met an extraterrestrial, but I have alwys been interested. They say there are nice ones like this “Grey”, and not-nice “Reptilians”. They say Harry Truman knew about them, even had a meeting.
I don’t know. I can’t tell.
“What” is “God”? What is my essential nature?
It’s not just that we can’t agree, but I’m still trying to even “know” for my own understanding.July 23, 2023 at 10:26 pm #139638
I wonder if this image will post. It made me think of AFKTTJuly 23, 2023 at 10:41 pm #139639
The Kuomintang can make a spectacular comeback during the Taiwanese general elections, scheduled for January 2024. The party’s victory could nip the fuss around Taiwan’s secessionism and potential conflict in the bud.
I certainly hope this happens, it will put the adults back in charge and hugely benefit Taiwan. As a result of past agreements by the KMT, many Taiwanese work remotely in China, returning to Taiwan to see their families. This sort of engagement should be encouraged and extended, with further investment by China in the Taiwanese economy. Making Taiwan richer is the carrot that most of the KMT will be hoping for, in return the people will see the Chinese CCP in a better light and will keep the KMT in power. However, this all comes down to how the CCP negotiates with Taiwan, and the CCP can be fairly inept at times.
After all, this is posed as a fight for democracy, and there are a lot of people stupid enough to believe it. In reality it is a fight over who is the boss; the CCP or the USA. Just because the USA allows their people to say stupid things, challenge the government and be idiots does not make them the best boss. After all, nobody in the USA really chalenges the government, that is all the pretense of democracy; you can elect people to represent you to the boss, but you cannot elect the boss.
The other hurdle is all the brainwashing that is going on at the moment, persuading the youth of Taiwan that the USA is the best, that everything good and wholesome comes from the USA; PR is one of the USA’s great strengths, after all, it is the empire of lies. The Great Firewall has prevented this in China, the people there are still loyal to China. The Taiwanese youth are the ones being persuaded that Taiwan can fight China and win, so they are becomming keener to stand up to China. Just like they were all persuaded to take the vax, they are hurting themselves through their tendency to be sheep.July 23, 2023 at 10:46 pm #139640
In a recent open letter, Harvard law professor Mark Tushnet and University of San Francisco political scientist Aaron Belkin called upon President Joe Biden to defy rulings of the Supreme Court that he considers “mistaken” in the name of “popular constitutionalism.”
The tribe is after the Supreme Court, is there anything in America that they do not want to destroy?July 23, 2023 at 10:58 pm #139641Autonomous UnitParticipant
if the aliens from the UFOs are so smart, why do their vehicles crash so often?July 23, 2023 at 11:00 pm #139642AfewknowthetruthParticipant
Invisible and silent, so people think it can be ignored, and politicians and bureaucrats think it can be exploited for political purposes.
An unusually high annual difference today (normally around 2.7 ppm year on year, up substantially from the below 1 ppm year-on-year increase initially reported by Keling in the late 1950s.)
Jul. 22, 2023 422.64 ppm
Jul. 22, 2022 417.10 ppm
1 Year Change 5.54 ppm (1.33%)
Since we are in a unique period on geological history of having desequestered a huge portion of the carbon that was sequestered naturally hundreds of millions of years ago and transferred into the atmosphere and ocean, references to events such as the overstated ‘medieval warming’ (when all that carbon was still underground) have no relevance whatsoever.
What matters is the set of conditions of present times, i.e. atmospheric CO2 around 140 ppm above the preindustrial level of 280 ppm and the accelerating meltdown that ensues from that highly elevated level (sufficient to overwhelm the natural processes that recycled CO2 in the past via rock formation).
Overheated oceans and messed up Jet Streams (amongst many dire consequences of highly elevated CO2).
It is interesting that no amount of presentation of data or even the daily realities of life alters the unscientific opinions of some of the ideologues who post on TAE.
Thus, humanity is doomed, firstly via its addiction to fossil fuels and secondly via its refusal acknowledge the devastating effects that using enormous quantities of fossil fuels has. Additionally, there are the various scams initiated and operated by politicians and bureaucrats that are making all aspects of the predicament worse, in futile attempts to prop up disintegrating Ponzi schemes.
It is all playing out much as I suggested when I first began writing [published] books on the matter, when atmospheric CO2 was around 360 ppm, but a t a somewhat worse faster than I imagined 25 years ago. Back then I was not as aware as I am now of the totally corrupt and manipulated nature of the western political system; I believed there had to be some people in power who would respond sanely to irrefutable facts: Not so at all.
Burn Baby, Burn!
Indeed. But not just tanks. Forests and plantations too. And houses and electricity grids.
Periods of intense heat and combustion interspersed with period of intense rainfall, both being made worse by ‘the system’. (We have just experienced another of those extended rainfall periods but at a moderate rate that has caused surface flooding rather than washing away of infrastructure.)
How long before the insurance sector raises premiums to unaffordable levels or denies cover altogether across large swathes of suburbia and tips the balance of the already fragile housing sector? Not long, it seems, judging by the whispers now coming through reported by Michael Bordenaro and others..July 23, 2023 at 11:20 pm #139644
Control Freaks Out https://drjohnsblog.substack.com/p/control-freaks-out
Michael Hudson , The Looming War Against China [I’m skipping that “war” part, because nobody can tell, and going to the last part about global economics.]
The problem lies in what the word “capitalism” has come to mean in today’s world. Back in the 19th and early 20th century, industrial capitalism was expected to evolve toward socialism. The U.S. and other industrial economies welcomed and indeed pressed for their governments to subsidize a widening range of basic services at public expense instead of obliging employers to bear the costs of hiring labor that had to pay for basic needs such as health care and education. Monopoly pricing was avoided by keeping natural monopolies such as railroads and other transportation, telephone systems and other communications, parks and other services as public utilities. Having governments instead of business and its employees pay for these services increased the global competitiveness of national industry in the resulting mixed economies.
China has followed this basic approach of industrial capitalism, with socialist politics to uplift its labor force, not merely the wealth of industrial capitalists – much less bankers and absentee landlords and monopolists. Most important, it has industrialized banking, creating credit to finance tangible investment in means of production, not the kind of predatory and unproductive credit characterized by today’s finance capitalism.
But the mixed-economy policy of industrial capitalism is not the way in which capitalism evolved in the West since World War I.
Rejecting classical political economy and its drive to free markets from the vested rent-extracting classes inherited from feudalism – a hereditary landlord class, a financial banking class and monopolists – the rentier sector has fought back to reassert its privatization of land rent, interest and monopoly gains. It sought to reverse progressive taxation, and indeed to give tax favoritism to financial wealth, landlords and monopolists.
The Finance, Insurance and Real Estate (FIRE) sector has become the dominant interest and economic planner under today’s finance capitalism. That is why economies are often called neofeudal (or euphemized as neoliberal).
Throughout history the dynamics of financialization have polarized wealth and income between creditors and debtors, leading to oligarchies. As interest-bearing debt grows exponentially, more and more income of labor and business must be paid as debt service. That financial dynamic shrinks the domestic market for goods and services, and the economy suffers from deepening debt-ridden austerity.
The result is de-industrialization as economies polarize between creditors and debtors. That has occurred most notoriously in Britain in the wake of Margaret Thatcher and the New [Anti-]Labour Party of Tony Blair and Gordon Brown’s “light touch” deregulatory approach to financial manipulation and outright fraud.
The United States has suffered an equally devastating shift of wealth and income to the Finance, Insurance and Real Estate (FIRE) sectors in the wake of Ronald Reagan’s tax cuts for the wealthy, anti-government deregulation, Bill Clinton’s “Third Way” takeover by Wall Street. The “Third Way” was neither industrial capitalism nor socialism, but finance capitalism making its gains both by stripping and indebting industry and labor of income.
The new Democratic Party ideology of deregulated finance was capped by the massive bank-fraud collapse of 2008 and Barack Obama’s protection of junk-mortgage lenders and wholesale foreclosures on their financial victims. Economic planning and policy was shifted from governments to Wall Street and other financial centers – which had taken control of in government, the central bank and regulatory agencies.
U.S. and British diplomats are seeking to promote this predatory pro-financial and inherently anti-industrial economic philosophy to the rest of the world. But this ideological evangelism is threatened by the obvious contrast between the US-British failed and de-industrialized economies compared to China’s remarkable economic growth under industrial socialism. [Not perfect, as we see, but point taken, Michael.]
This contrast between China’s economic success and the NATO West’s “garden” of debt-ridden austerity is the essence of today’s campaign by the West against the “Jungle” countries seeking political independence from U.S. diplomacy so as to uplift their living standards. This ideological and inherently political global war is today’s counterpart to the religious wars that tore European countries apart for many centuries.
We are witnessing what seems to be an inexorable Decline of the West. U.S. diplomats have been able to tighten their economic, political and military control leadership over their European NATO allies. Their easy success in this aim has led them to imagine that somehow they can conquer the rest of the world despite de-industrializing and loading their economies so deeply in debt that there is no foreseeable way in which they can pay their official debt to foreign countries or indeed have much to offer.
The traditional imperialism of military conquest and financial conquest is ended.
There has been a sequence of tactics for a lead-nation to carve out an empire. The oldest way is by military conquest. But you can’t occupy and take over a country without an army, and the US has no army large enough. The Vietnam War ended the draft. So it must rely on foreign armies like Al Qaeda, ISIS, and most recently Ukraine and Poland, just as it relies on foreign industrial manufactures. Its armaments are depleted and it cannot mobilize a domestic army to occupy any country. The US has only one weapon: Missiles and bombs can destroy, but cannot occupy and take over a country.
The second way to create imperial power was by economic power to make other countries dependent on U.S. exports. After World War II the rest of the world was devastated and was bullied into accepting U.S. diplomacy maneuvering to give its economy a monopoly on basic needs. Agriculture became a major weapon to create foreign dependency. The World Bank would not support foreign countries growing their own food, but pressed for plantation export crops, and fought land reform. And for oil and energy trade, U.S. companies and their NATO allies in Britain and Holland (British Petroleum and Shell) controlled the world’s oil trade.
Control of world oil trade has been a central aim of US trade diplomacy.
This strategy worked for US assertion of control over Germany and other NATO countries, by blowing up the Nord Stream pipeline and severing Western Europe from access to Russian gas, oil, fertilizer and also crops. Europe has now entered an industrial depression and economic austerity as its steel industry and other leading sectors are invited to emigrate to the United States, along with European skilled labor.
Today, electronic technology and computer chips have been a focal point of establishing global Economic Dependency on U.S. technology. The United States aims to monopolize “intellectual property” and extract economic rent from charging high prices) for high-technology computer chips, communications, and arms production.
But the United States has deindustrialized and let itself become dependent on Asian and other countries for its products, instead of making them dependent on the US. This trade dependency is what makes U.S. diplomats feel “insecure,” worrying that other countries might seek to use the same coercive trade and financial diplomacy that the United States has been wielding since 1944-45.
The United States is left with one remaining tactic to control other countries: trade sanctions, imposed by it and its NATO satellites in an attempt to disrupt economies that do not accept U.S. unipolar economic, political and military dominance. It has persuaded the Netherlands to block sophisticated chip-engraving machinery to China, and other countries to block anything that might contribute to China’s economic development. A new American industrial protectionism is being framed in terms of national security grounds.
If China’s trade policy were to mirror that of U.S. diplomacy, it would stop supplying NATO countries with mineral and metal exports needed to produce the computer chips and allied inputs that America’s economy needs to wield its global diplomacy.
The US is so heavily debt-laden, its housing prices are so high and its medical care is so extremely high (18% of GDP) cannot compete. It cannot re-industrialize without taking radical steps to write down debts, to de-privatize health care and education, to break up monopolies and restore progressive taxation. The vested Financial, Insurance and Real Estate (FIRE sector) interests are too powerful to permit these reforms.
That makes the U.S. economy a failed economy, and America a Failed State.
In the wake of World War II the United States accumulated 75% of the world’s monetary gold by 1950. That enabled it to impose dollarization on the world. But today, nobody knows whether the U.S. Treasury and New York Federal Reserve have any gold that has not been pledged to private buyers and speculators. The worry is that it has sold European central-bank gold reserves. Germany has asked for its gold reserves to be flown back from New York, but the United States said that it was unavailable, and Germany was too timid to make its worries and complaints public.
America’s financial quandary is even worse when one tries to imagine how it can ever pay its foreign debt for countries seeking to draw down their dollars. The United States can only print its own currency. It is not willing to sell off its domestic assets, as it demands that other debtor countries do?
What can other countries accept in place of gold? One form of assets that may be taken as collateral are U.S. investments in Europe and other countries. But if foreign governments seek to do this, U.S. officials may retaliate by seizing their investments in the United States. A mutual grabbing would occur.
The United States is trying to monopolize electronic technology. The problem is that this requires raw-materials inputs whose production presently is dominated by China, above all rare-earth metals (which are abundant but environmentally destructive to refine), gallium, nickel (China dominates the refining), and Russian helium and other gasses used for engraving computer chips. China recently announced that on August 1 it will start restricting these key exports. It indeed has the ability to cut off supplies of vital materials and technology to the West, to protect itself from the West’s “national-security” sanctions against China. That is the self-fulfilling prophecy that U.S. warnings of a trade fight has created.
If U.S. diplomacy strongarms its NATO-garden allies to boycott China’s Huawei technology, Europe will be left with a less efficient, more expensive alternative – whose consequences help separate it from China, the BRICS and what has become the World Majority in a self-reliant alignment much broader than was created by Sukarno in 1954.July 23, 2023 at 11:25 pm #139648
Well, I can’t seem to upload another story, let alone the rest of the data-dump.
Please do look at :
https://drjohnsblog.substack.com/p/control-freaks-outJuly 23, 2023 at 11:50 pm #139649OroborosParticipant
Empire of Lies weapons system are designed to generate profit, not perform,
The Empire of Lies Military Industrial Mafia is only good at picking on third world countries, kicking kids in wheelchairs is about all it can do.
Russian weapons systems are designed to kill.
As economically and efficiently as possible.
They are not delicate snowflakes like the F-35 Lardbucket
Mig-31K Takes Off Carrying Kinzhal Hypersonic Missile
Designed to terminate.July 23, 2023 at 11:58 pm #139650OroborosParticipant
I confess, I never get tired of seeing Empire of Lies Military Mafia M2 Bradley go to Stepan Bandera Hell
Bradleys Hit Minefield In New Assault
That a $4,122,000 per vehicle (2022) being totally destroyed a a thousand dollar land mine.
What a bargain!July 24, 2023 at 12:39 am #139651
Have you heard? Wagner is TRASH TALKING Poland. is disparaging, taunting, or boastful comments especially between opponents trying to intimidate each other.July 24, 2023 at 1:13 am #139652CelticbikerParticipant
Actually, its been LIED before, but I agree with you, wholeheartedly.July 24, 2023 at 1:44 am #139653
It’s all bullshit and lies….you’re being played, Goyim, wake the fuck up.
Okay. I am awake. How should we proceed?July 24, 2023 at 2:14 am #139655
Trying again from back in Austin. Didn’t work. I’ll deactivate Russian links.:
C’mon “Chinks”, buy US Savings Bonds! We won’t cancel them, like we did to Russia.
Biden Needs China to Bail Out US Economy: Here’s Why
US Treasury Secretary Janet Yellen’s trip with Beijing was widely ridiculed in the media. But geopolitical and financial analyst Tom Luongo, publisher of the newsletter ‘Gold, Goats ‘n Guns’, said her real mission was to beg China for economic aid.
Pepe Escobar, Mirroring meticulous Chinese attention to protocol, they met at Villa 5 of the Diaoyutai State Guesthouse – exactly where Kissinger first met in person with Zhou Enlai in 1971, preparing Nixon’s 1972 visit to China.
The Mr. Kissinger Goes to Beijing saga was an “unofficial”, individual attempt to try to mend increasingly fractious Sino-American relations. He was not representing the current American administration. [Henry Kissinger has always represented Rockefeller interests.] ..
..Everyone involved in geopolitics is aware of the legendary Kissinger formulation: To be the US’s enemy is dangerous, to be the US’s friend is fatal. History abounds in examples, from Japan and South Korea to Germany, France and Ukraine.
As quite a few Chinese scholars privately argued, if reason is to be upheld, and “respecting the wisdom of this 100-years-old diplomat”, Xi and the Politburo should maintain the China-US relation as it is: “icy”.
After all, they reason, being the US’s enemy is dangerous but manageable for a Sovereign Civilizational State like China. So Beijing should keep “the honorable and less perilous status” of being a US enemy.
Ukrainian President Vladimir Zelensky is carrying out “polonization” of Ukraine in hopes that this would allow him to stay in power for longer, Russian State Duma Speaker Vyacheslav Volodin said on his Telegram channel.
“Zelensky is carrying out a process of polonization [capture of Ukraine by Poland – TASS] of his country, hoping that, in return, his masters [Washington and Brussels – TASS] will allow him to stay in power for longer,” he said.
To that extent, a law was adopted that effectively equals Poles to Ukrainians, providing them with the same set of rights – stay without permission, employment, education, medical service and even some allowances, the official added.
According to Volodin, Ukrainians are being expelled from their homes in Sumy and Chernigov regions, which border Russia, as the authorities seek to replace them with Polish migrants, loyal to the neo-Nazi regime. Ukrainian citizens are also being forced to use Polish language instead of Russian; orthodox Christianity is being persecuted, with Ukrainians being converted to Catholicism, the Duma Speaker underscored.
“Meanwhile, a 25-thousand military force comprised mostly of Polish and Lithuanian armed soldiers, ready to occupy Western Ukraine, has been established. The Poles want to take back what they consider their historic lands – the Eastern Borderlands. They do not need Ukrainian citizens on these territories,” Volodin noted.
During Friday’s meeting, the head of Russia’s Foreign Intelligence Service (SVR), Sergei Naryshkin, also alleged that Warsaw was considering capturing western territories of Ukraine by deploying its own troops to the region as part of a Polish-Lithuanian-Ukrainian security initiative.
According to Naryshkin, Polish officials are gradually coming to the realization that “the issue of Ukraine’s defeat is only a matter of time,” regardless of the amount of Western military assistance sent to Kiev.
Commenting on the SVR report, Putin suggested that the true purpose of such a coalition would only be to occupy Ukrainian territories. “The prospect is obvious – if the Polish units enter, for example, Lvov or other territories of Ukraine, then they will remain there. And they will remain there forever.”
Putin also noted that it is “well known” that Warsaw “dreams” of also claiming parts of Belarusian territory as well.
The Russian leader warned, however, that while Ukraine has the right to sell off as much of its own territory as it wants, when it comes to Belarus, any aggression against a part of the Union State would mean aggression against Russia. “We will respond to this with all the means at our disposal,” Putin stated. [This sounds to me like Putin is saying that Ukraine can cede Galicia to Poland under the current administration.]
John Helmer on the end of the grain-deal.
White House officials claimed the Russians are weaponizing food. “Russia’s decision to resume its effective blockade of Ukrainian ports and prevent this grain from getting to markets will harm people all over the world,” National Security Council spokesperson John Kirby said at a White House briefing.
These claims aren’t true. They are “clashes with shippers’ reality”, a Bloomberg report acknowledged. Like almost every scheme the corruptly clever Zelensky (lead image, left) and the corruptly stupid Joseph Biden (right) have devised in the current war, the conversion of the fight for Odessa and Ukraine’s other Black Sea ports into a war to starve the hungriest peoples of the world is failing.
Instead, the battle for Odessa has begun where the electric war to turn off the city’s lights left off. The end of the Black Sea grain initiative will profit the Russian grain and fertilizer exporters by a big margin, compared to the past year; the neediest country importers will gain from direct Russian shipments at low to zero price; and the Ukraine will lose, not only its remaining ports and their trading and shipping infrastructure, but also its sea lanes southward.
At the same time, Ukraine’s neighbours in the European Union (EU) are closing the river lanes, roads, and rail lines to Ukrainian grain exports northward and westward. That’s weaponizing food – but the Europeans are doing it to protect their own farmers.
The Russian naval blockade was officially announced by the Russian Defense Ministry on July 19...
..““No sane owners will call there uninsured,” Bloomberg quoted the Greece-based Doric Shipbrokers SA, which has been sending vessels through the UN sea lane for the year of the grain agreement. Without the protection of the safe corridor “the Ukraine trade is dead.” “I don’t think shipowners will go to the Ukrainian ports until the corridors are reestablished — it’s not safe to do so,” another Bloomberg shipping source announced...
[This is like blowing up Nordstream pipelines to lock Germany in to the NATO plans.].. The new Russian military campaign, combining blockade at sea with targeted destruction of port infrastructure is aimed at landlocking the Kiev regime. Zelensky “can at least beg an aircraft carrier group from Biden to escort grain carriers and drag her into the Black Sea, spitting on the Montreux Convention,” commented Nikolai Storozhenko in Vzglyad. “But what’s the use of it if the ports can’t ship?” …
..“The termination of the grain deal makes it possible to carry out the necessary restructuring of logistics routes and use the North–South route with maximum load with access to Asian and African markets through Iran. The development of this direction seems to be key for the level of food exports from Russia. This scenario will not only preserve the level of export earnings, but also supply grain, food and fertilizers to the poorest countries of the world. That is, to realize the same goals that were laid in the foundation of the grain deal, but were shamelessly ignored by our former partners”, says Maximov.
As for the export of Russian mineral fertilizers, this has decreased by about 15% due to the general sanctions restrictions. However, in 2023 Russia is gradually restoring fertilizer exports, and this year it may reach supply levels comparable to the record figures of 2021 of almost 38 million tonnes, Andrei Guriev, head of the Russian Association of Fertilizer Producers (RAPU) said in May. And again, it’s not just been the grain deal, but the fact that fertilizer producers needed more effort and time to change buyers from unfriendly to friendly, to agree on payment, logistics and insurance. There was a tougher situation with delivery restrictions, for example, via the ammonia pipeline.July 24, 2023 at 2:17 am #139656
Deactivating Sputnik, Tass and RT links let me upload. It wouldn’t evan take one of them.
The US military is broadly involved in setting up integrated networks of information access, integration, evaluation, decision-making and command, so as to respond quickly, accurately and decisively, but… Michael Klare, The Military Dangers of AI Are Not Hallucinations
It doesn’t require great imagination to picture a time in the not-too-distant future when a crisis of some sort — say a U.S.-China military clash in the South China Sea or near Taiwan — prompts ever more intense fighting between opposing air and naval forces. Imagine then the JADC2 ordering the intense bombardment of enemy bases and command systems in China itself, triggering reciprocal attacks on U.S. facilities and a lightning decision by JADC2 to retaliate with tactical nuclear weapons, igniting a long-feared nuclear holocaust…
..As early as 2019, when I questioned Lieutenant General Jack Shanahan, then director of the Pentagon’s Joint Artificial Intelligence Center, about such a risky possibility, he responded, “You will find no stronger proponent of integration of AI capabilities writ large into the Department of Defense, but there is one area where I pause, and it has to do with nuclear command and control.” This “is the ultimate human decision that needs to be made” and so “we have to be very careful.” Given the technology’s “immaturity,” he added, we need “a lot of time to test and evaluate [before applying AI to NC3].” …
..Such a prospect should be ample cause for concern. To start with, consider the risk of errors and miscalculations by the algorithms at the heart of such systems. As top computer scientists have warned us, those algorithms are capable of remarkably inexplicable mistakes and, to use the AI term of the moment, “hallucinations” — that is, seemingly reasonable results that are entirely illusionary. Under the circumstances, it’s not hard to imagine such computers “hallucinating” an imminent enemy attack and launching a war that might otherwise have been avoided.
And that’s not the worst of the dangers to consider. After all, there’s the obvious likelihood that America’s adversaries will similarly equip their forces with robot generals. In other words, future wars are likely to be fought by one set of AI systems against another, both linked to nuclear weaponry…
..Not much is known (from public sources at least) about Russian and Chinese efforts to automate their military command-and-control systems, but both countries are thought to be developing networks comparable to the Pentagon’s JADC2…
..China is said to be pursuing an even more elaborate, if similar, enterprise under the rubric of “Multi-Domain Precision Warfare” (MDPW). According to the Pentagon’s 2022 report on Chinese military developments, its military, the People’s Liberation Army, is being trained and equipped to use AI-enabled sensors and computer networks to “rapidly identify key vulnerabilities in the U.S. operational system and then combine joint forces across domains to launch precision strikes against those vulnerabilities.”…
..Though this may seem an extreme scenario, it’s entirely possible that opposing AI systems could trigger a catastrophic “flash war” — the military equivalent of a “flash crash” on Wall Street, when huge transactions by super-sophisticated trading algorithms spark panic selling before human operators can restore order.
FBI told Twitter Hunter Biden laptop was real on day of Post scoop, official says
“Somebody from Twitter essentially asked whether the laptop was real. And one of the FBI folks who was on the call did confirm that, ‘yes, it was,’ before another participant jumped in and said, ‘no further comment,’” Laura Dehmlow, section chief of the FBI’s Foreign Influence Task Force, recollected in a closed-door deposition Monday, according to a release from the Republican-led committee.
The weeks after “vacine” injecton are the most dangerous in yet another way, much higher risk of both kinds of stroke if COVID is contracted in this defenseless period, which is a time of much higher susceptibility to catching COVID.
Nahab and coworkers from Emory analyzed a statewide database of COVID-19 vaccine recipients. Approximately 5 million adult Georgians received at least one COVID-19 vaccine between December 2020 and March 2022: 54% received BNT162b2, 41% received mRNA-1273, and 5% received Ad26.COV2.S. Those with concurrent COVID-19 infection within 21 days post-vaccination had an increased risk of ischemic (OR = 8.00, 95% CI: 4.18, 15.31) and hemorrhagic stroke (OR =5.23, 95% CI: 1.11, 24.64).
Extensively detailed article from A Midwestern Doctor: How Do Vaccines Cause Autism?
Drink R.O. Water. The membrane filter removes these compounds well.
Almost Half of U.S. Tap Water Contaminated With ‘Forever Chemicals’
A U.S. Geological Survey found 45% of U.S. tap water is contaminated with per- and polyfluoroalkyl substances (PFAS) chemicals, with measured concentrations in both private wells and public water sources.July 24, 2023 at 2:18 am #139657
One of our recurrent topics got a bit more fleshed-out.
CIA, DoD & Rockefeller Foundation confirmed as architects of Deagel .com 2025 Depopulation Forecast & current Mortality Rates imply Covid Vaccination has made it a target that could be hitJuly 24, 2023 at 2:38 am #139658Maxwell QuestParticipant
“if the aliens from the UFOs are so smart, why do their vehicles crash so often?”
Those flying these things are not Klingons or Romulans, but highly evolved science geeks doing research and looking after the health of the planet and its life forms.
On the other hand, the MIC has no qualms about shooting at alien craft in attempts to get their greedy little hands on ET’s tech. And it would not surprise me if some crash survivors have been tortured in order to get them to reveal how their tech works.
That would explain all the warning beacons placed outside the solar system, broadcasting the same message over and over.
Warning Beacon: “Violently insane species on Sol 3, enter at your own risk.”
Alien Researcher: “Oh come on, how bad could it be?”July 24, 2023 at 2:40 am #139659Veracious PoetParticipant
Another day, another ratcheting up concerning the atomization of any & all “shared” ethics, morals & ideological “norms”, which would be necessary for *innocent* humanity to find common ground with which to unite against the confederated pathology (Global, now with AI!), which wields *all* relevant wealth, power, control & narratives empowered by the Emergency State aka the UniParty GlobalCap Empire…
Have you viewed your mandatory broadcast dose of Global Warming, LBGTQxyz, Russia! Russia! Russia! Trump!, white fascist privilege crimes, doublethink/doublestandard et al. presented by The Experts aka The Science?!?
How’s your *evolved* newspeak coming along?…
Ready to surrender *all* fantastical claims of individual needs, thoughts, reproductive rights & sovereignty yet?
C’mon man! You know you want to 😉
It is clear to anyone with a historical view of real reality that any sort of sane conceptual premises, that might intersect & align “free” people to rebel against the ongoing emergence of totalitarian repression, is long, long gone ~ The only thing remaining is the whinging, rants, + emotional & mental disturbances of cognitive dissonance…
The object of persecution is persecution. The object of torture is torture. The object of power is power ~ O’Brien
Avē Imperātor, moritūrī tē salūtant.July 24, 2023 at 2:47 am #139660Veracious PoetParticipant
Thanks Christine! 😉July 24, 2023 at 3:50 am #139665
Having trouble trying to post a comment after trying to repair some typos using the “edit” function.
Maybe posting this completely different text will clear its registers so my efforts will work on the NEXT try.July 24, 2023 at 4:09 am #139670
Nope.July 24, 2023 at 4:14 am #139671
Everybody are still communicating, therefore, I assume that the extreme weathers have not killed you.
Take care.July 24, 2023 at 4:16 am #139672
The evil computer wins this round, but I’ll be back tomorrow, refreshed and ready to battle the the AI once again. Death to the silicon monster! Viva La Pointless Perseverance!July 24, 2023 at 6:12 am #139673
Aspnaz, the question that needs to be resolved (free of all apparently paradoxical contradictions) is, “WHY am I accepting, within my own cognitive paradigm, a thought that I personally KNOW and believe to be bad?”
The text you refer to is:
I know, that is a bad thing to think, but I think the same about the vaxxed.
The phrase “I know, that is a bad thing to think, but …” is a non sequitur addressing the reader, hence the punctuation. I am showing empathy with the reader by accepting that many will probably consider this a bad thing to think. I am expressing my recognition of the fact that you may think it is bad, but I am also letting you know that I think this way, so obviously I do not care or even agree that it is bad.
Maybe non sequitur is not the correct name, I am not an expert in this area.July 24, 2023 at 7:26 am #139675AfewknowthetruthParticipant
Good to see that some young people can observe, count and think.July 24, 2023 at 10:58 am #139687
@DBS Is killing an animal bad? Is an animal killing another animal bad? What is a bad thought? When I think I want to kill a mosquito flying in my face, is that bad? If my readers were Buddists then I would expect them to say yes, bad. Westerners do not care about nature, so who knows what they will say. Buddists catch mosquitos then release them outside. Life is complicated, good and bad is complicated, you need to view the world through the eyes of others to get the balance.July 24, 2023 at 12:07 pm #139690
Life is complicated, good and bad is complicated, you need to view the world through the eyes of others to get the balance.”
Right you are. I just knew that renewing conversation with me would do you some good, and that ain’t bad, but it sure is complicated.July 24, 2023 at 1:53 pm #139695
@DBS Wanna get a room?
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