July 26, 2023 at 8:20 am #139874
Andy Warhol Mick Jagger 1975 • Glimpses Of An Endgame In Ukraine (Bhadrakumar) • Major Advancements For Russia, Ukraine On Its Last Legs – Macg
[See the full post at: Debt Rattle July 26 2023]July 26, 2023 at 9:25 am #139875Formerly T-BearParticipant
What is with the double click on twitter sic? Twitter sic is now dead, shall not be tempted for any twitter sic product or production. Find an alternative.July 26, 2023 at 9:36 am #139876
What is the double click on twitter sic?July 26, 2023 at 10:05 am #139880
From the land of AFKTT, the land of Marxist kiwis … https://www.1news.co.nz/2023/07/26/water-off-florida-hits-spa-pool-temps-may-have-set-world-record/, which says:
The water temperature on the tip of Florida hit spa pool levels, exceeding 37.8C two days in a row. And meteorologists say that could potentially be the hottest seawater ever measured, although there are some issues with the reading.
Basically they took the reading in a shallow rock pool then claimed it was ocean temperature? Who are their consultants? AFKTT and Observer? How many of the readers of that headline also read that it was a dodgy reading? I think my first post yesterday was about the climate religion lying, it is endless.July 26, 2023 at 10:13 am #139881
My guess is that Elon Musk could not stand being reminded of the weakness and effeminacy of Jack Dorsey every time he dealt with Twitter. Kill that stupid, weak bird. It is a Dorsey bird, it has pronouns.
Truth be told, I am completely not believing that jack Dorsey could do anything, I think he was put in place while others did the hard work. He is so wet.July 26, 2023 at 10:16 am #139882
Formerly T-Bear said
What is with the double click on twitter sic? Twitter sic is now dead, shall not be tempted for any twitter sic product or production. Find an alternative.
I would have agreed with you, except that Musk caved, he reverted and opened up access for everyone. What is the problem now? Enlighten us. Is Putin hiding in Twitter?July 26, 2023 at 10:18 am #139883Dr. DParticipant
“Could Supply Chain Security Take U.S. Firms To Africa?”
No. We’re not allowed in Africa as we kill everybody there. If they won’t become transgender for us and deserve to die, I guess.
“Ramaswamy Unveils Plans To Eradicate FBI, Department of Education, Nuclear Regulatory Commission
Glad he’s around and Republicans are saying something. Most of the Federal Departments are illegal under 10A.
I guess Biden says he’s making the same statements as ever – unchanging as the Truth – that he DID know all about Hunter’s business dealings and WAS involved in every move. …You remember him saying that, right?
Other news, remember the Marine that we traded a Russian Arms Trafficker for, who was totally, totally innocent and not related to the CIA or weapons at all? Yeah, he was found fighting for Ukraine, as an American. But Russia was right: they should have let him go since it led to him getting shot instead of resting safe in prison.
Justin Bans is the same: The American Nazi Intelligence Service. We create, pay, man, arm, and support Nazis. Worldwide it seems. It’s a Democratic value. Apparently we give them escorted police tours to the Rotunda too. According to them, authorized by Nancy Pelosi and no one is investigated and no one’s mad.
Nazis, Nazis everywhere! Oh noes! White Supremacists are the top threat to America (which is why we arm, fund, man, and tour them, just like we gave Trump an EXTRA $6B for the police state departments. ‘Coz he’s Hitler.)
“There’s no penalty for lying. You only get in trouble for telling the Truth.”
This is how you know what orientation your culture has taken. Is it #Logos, for reason, logic, order, or is it for #AntiLogos, for chaos, madness, death, disorder? We are a violently #AntiLogos society. Or put another way, against #Christ, which is the #Logos, and violently against the Christ Consciousness with the principles of Truth, order, law, honestly, forbearance, and forgiveness. That is to say, #AntiChrist. We are given over unrestrained to the spirit of #AntiChrist and proudly. All of these positive values are the most hated elements in our world, and the people who promote any of them, the most persecuted. That’s what they mean by there’s no penalty for lying. But both these guys, and millions of other heroes, tell the truth every day anyway.
Anyway, they make it easy. If they said it, they’re lying. If anyone is being persecuted, they’re telling the truth.
“the war may dramatically escalate to a war with Poland,”
This is being set up now. Now IF Poland goes in, and NATO doesn’t activate Article 5 – and they don’t have to, each country has that choice – is THAT enough to break NATO? Because apparently nothing else is.
“Above all, Poland has reason to be worried about the reliability of Washington.”
I’d say so. Has there been a time in Polish history that the Anglos did NOT double-cross them and get them all killed? Like maybe before 1400AD that happened once?
“formed in July 2020 and promoted by Washington.”
You mean “formed by Washington and attended by Lublin.”
Background question: How are MacGregor and Ritter still able to talk out there all day? Who’s protecting them? Is it just because they’re not a White House Chef?
Continuing: “but they are completely subordinate to the will of their metropolis – that is, the Anglo-Saxon world”
Putin said the same thing. They carefully add “Saxon” though, and that’s Saxe-Coburg, Germany. Which is the line of London, House of “Windsor”, a made-up name. Perfect for the liars and Name-Stealers.
“• Who Can Give Security Guarantees To Ukraine? (MoA)”
More background question: What is a “security guarantee”? Minsk was guaranteed by 5(?) nations but nobody cared and nobody did anything. So what’s it worth? The Paper it’s Written on like all contracts.
“Russia made a counter offer that was financially better and had less political restrictions attached to it.”
So I guess the EU should have stolen less and given Ukraine more? It would have saved a lot of money and trouble for them? Possibly their complete collapse? But they were too desperate, rapacious, and greedy? A lot like wages. “No one will work! I can’t find employees!” “Have you tried raising your rates?” A: “???????” Wages? No. Of course not. That would be Capitalism and we don’t do that.
“But who or what can guarantee that any such agreement will be held up?”
Um. By whom? Ukraine will be totally defeated and sign an unconditional surrender. What’s to “hold up?” It’s only if Russia surrenders and the West thinks they’ll double cross them does this sentence make any sense. Russia has no need to. Ukraine is vacant and all Ukrainians are dead, and certainly all the Nazis. Russia can repopulate the whole area with nothing but pro-Putin Russians. That’s not even like Northern Ireland. It’s like landing in Plymouth. 99 & 44/100th % of all the former occupants are dead. It’s literally empty land, unoccupied territory.
As we’ve said since the beginning, what can they do then? A: Anything they want. It will end whenever they feel like, however they wish it to. I remember Chooch and Red disagreeing, but we were correct again, and it wasn’t hard to figure. They just grew up in the Cold War and still had Persistence of Vision from too much schoolroom propaganda. THEIR nations were always the evil ones. THEIR governments. And THEIR people who always approved. Khrushchev and PolPot aren’t a rounding error to the death toll of the Anglosphere. 100 democratic governments violently toppled just for an opener.
“IAEA Discovers Anti-Personnel Mines Near Zaporozhye Nuke Plant (TASS)”
I’m a little lost here: keeping people from just walking into the Nuclear plant is a BAD thing? Or do they think 2 ounces of anti-personnel mines are going to blow the dome off the world’s largest nuclear plant? Explain.
A: We’re Signaling. Can’t you see us signaling? We’re giving you orders. Like Ice Cube why aren’t you following them? Don’t you know who I am?
“NATO Countries Using Ukraine to Get Rid of Outdated Weapons (Sp.) “
Notes out there: Russia had capacity to make 88 new tanks per year plus like 190 conversions. That was before the war. The conversions were so extensive they got the latest optics, latest guns, and latest engines. All the guns and engines are identical to the new ones, so they all inter-operate, with repair knowledge and parts. Comparing to 5 nation’s wildly different equipment, repairs, crews, parts, and munitions. As said, NATO equipment or situation is so bad sending it actually PREVENTS Ukraine from winning. The more we send, the further from winning they get. But beyond that, all our stuff like the Javelins, fail right out of the box. Try that in your Private Ryan. No one notices. No one fixes it. Because they’re pledged their souls and sacred honor to the delusion. The Father of Lies.
“to ‘regain’, as they see it, their historical territories, that is, modern-day Western Ukraine”
That’s weird. I heard Ukraine’s borders under Khrushchev were sacrosanct and we always supported the USSR in every possible way. But the Borders are NOT sacrosanct? They can be just changed at any time by anyone?
“Anyway, in 2019 he launched attacks on Poland”
Russia invaded NATO? Wow, the U.S. media really IS bad. I totally missed this! …Unless she’s just lying, of course. With every word. From the moment she gains consciousness in the morning, until she falls asleep at night. Nothing but lies, fantasies, psychoses, all the way down, every minute with every one.
Speaking of, this is one of the most psychotic, fantastical, removed-from-reality, just-make-stuff-up articles I’ve read in a while, so skip it:
“Putin’s Fear of Strong Generals Is as Old as Russia Itself:
Prigozhin’s rise and fall…”
Um, Foreign Policy? Prigozhin isn’t a General. He’s a caterer, a hot dog vendor. Learn the difference.
Rephrasing: “Putin’s Fear of Sausage Vendors Is as Old as Russia Itself.” Someday, when reality re-exists and matters again….
As per “I just write it all like a Netflix script and therefore it becomes true” they then launch on an outsider’s, wikipedia, cliff-notes view of all Russia’s former leaders. Which has no point and illuminates nothing. Russia’s leaders all sucked! They were all terrible you see! That’s why they kicked Europe’s ass 25 times are are kicking it again right now! Can’t you see my lists? The Script says right here you’re the designated Bad Guy and you fall down on page 12. And then we win! Yay us! Us rich brats who never did a thing in our lives except watch TV! Yup, Vlad, that’s how it’s gonna be. Where you goin’??? I’m talking to you!
“We ended cancer as we know it,”
Well that’s true enough. They caused a 100x increase in cancer, appearing instantly as Stage IV, all from a totally different cause. So it’s certainly “not like we ever knew it before” just like Yellen promised “You’d never see another Recession” in your lifetime. Because you’re dead. Correct again!
“sparked speculation that users may soon be able to send and receive money directly through the platform. Musk foresees these payment capabilities potentially becoming half of the global financial system.”
Probably on Dogecoin. That’s less crazy than it seems. He’s not an engineer. He can’t make cars or rockets. But he IS a programmer that developed PayPal, which like Dorsey, was taken over and got away from them.
Minneapolis, 1906. They are completely correct. It has been gradually warming since the last minimum in 1600AD. Wait: That’s odd. I don’t think we were burning 100,000 years of coal in 1601 when this started. Because the CO2 would have to START it, it couldn’t just pitch in 1/3rd of the way through or your theory makes no sense.
That was at the same time there were no seashells on earth. You know: Science!™July 26, 2023 at 10:20 am #139884
It was alive when you bought it
Umm, barely, it was poisoned and it had an FBI arm up its arse. That’s no way to live.July 26, 2023 at 10:23 am #139885
Other news, remember the Marine that we traded a Russian Arms Trafficker for, who was totally, totally innocent and not related to the CIA or weapons at all? Yeah, he was found fighting for Ukraine, as an American. But Russia was right: they should have let him go since it led to him getting shot instead of resting safe in prison.
Hilarious, Putin is on a lucky streak, everything is turning to gold. Which means everything Biden is turning to shit, but we knew that anyway.July 26, 2023 at 10:34 am #139886Formerly T-BearParticipant
July 26, 2023 at 9:36 am#139876REPLY
Raúl Ilargi Meijer
The double click on twitter sic (blue bird died) begins with a click and nothing happens, click again the video begins. Twitter sic no longer will be click bait.July 26, 2023 at 10:34 am #139887
Poland, a NATO army that the US regards as its most important partner in continental Europe
Running out of stupid people, but they still got the Brits.July 26, 2023 at 11:06 am #139888
Dr D said
Probably on Dogecoin. That’s less crazy than it seems. He’s not an engineer. He can’t make cars or rockets. But he IS a programmer that developed PayPal, which like Dorsey, was taken over and got away from them.
Ha ha, that is hilarious. Musk a programmer? Where did you dig up that shit? I know he has a huge PR show around him, but he is now posing as some sort of software engineer, the CEO from X.com who was replaced due to finance by Peter Thiel. Elon is pure businessman, he has always been business man, Daddy had a lot of money for Elon to throw around, so why would be even pretend to be a programmer, if it were not for street cred. I think your view of Elon Musk – which is remarkably similar to people who think Bill Gates was a programmer – means you have swallowed the Elon PR machine bullshit.July 26, 2023 at 11:25 am #139890EoinWParticipant
NATO is not running out of stupid people. They did a poll a couple of years ago. A real poll where people used their bodies to answer. 80% confirmed they are stupid, in every NATO country.
It’s too bad that such people are pretty useless. Even worse, they’re lazy cowards. Good luck getting them to travel halfway across the globe(or Europe). They’ll need more funds for the PR Department to make that sale.
At least the Poles and Baltic minnows are close at hand. That’s convenient.July 26, 2023 at 11:41 am #139891
Background question: How are MacGregor and Ritter still able to talk out there all day? Who’s protecting them? Is it just because they’re not a White House Chef?
1st: They are respected military guys. 2nd: They have so far only been on small channels. Wait till Tucker Carlson gets a hold of them.July 26, 2023 at 12:46 pm #139892
Time to buy myself a thermometer. The local meteorology department in Hong Kong is sometimes a bit dodgy. My local weather station is 300m from my house, so I expect the weather to be similar. I first noticed problems when then reported ridiculous wind speed, for example, 25 kph, I go onto my roof and there is nothing. I go to the beach, nothing. Are they simply recording the highest speed gust in the last 20 minutes? Surely not. So where is this 25 kph, then 20 minutes later the site reports it is back down to zero. As a windsurfer, people conning me into thinking there is wind is not funny.
The same has been happening with their temperature reports recently. It is blue sky weather here in HK, so we do not get many, if any, clouds but humidity is constant at 95%, which is totally normal. Well, the other day the temperature rises, reaches a peak and levels off, then in the space of 15 minutes it has leapt 2C. How the hell did that happen, especially at 16:00 in the afternoon? Did the sun just get stronger or was someone welding something next to the thermometer, or maybe it was an invisible cloud of CO2. Now I am totally suspicious.
I have no conclusion on whether they are deliberately lying, whether they are incompetent or whether they have budget constraints. We all know that any department that helps the people is often under budgetary pressure, but that is not normally true in HK, the government ain’t bad over here. Anyway, I do not have enough info to make that call.
The temperatures are normal for this time of year – the weather guys provide data from the past 30 years to compare against, very useful, and this week’s temperatures we have one above 50% day, one below 50% day and the rest are in the range of 50% of days of the same date over the past 30 years.
One reason that I am not panicking about warming, it ain’t happening in Hong Kong, although two years ago was freezing in January, the coldest I have known it over here. Anyway, I have decided to get a thermometer, to see if I can work out what is happening. My grandad had a thermometer and one of those air pressure thingys, I will follow in his footsteps, more fun than a new tinfoil hat.July 26, 2023 at 12:59 pm #139893OroborosParticipant
Biden’s Dog Attacks 8 White House Staffers in Cover-Up
NeoConJobs© are rabid dogs that need to be put down.
I know who can do the job.
Load them all into an APC in Ukronaziland
Let the Russians do the restJuly 26, 2023 at 1:43 pm #139894
What Time It Is (thinking of Saturday In The Park by Chicago)
A good interview with Maria Bartiromo. Kennedy gets to talk, and is treated politely; invited back…
“We Need A Real Investigation” Of Biden Bribery & Burisma; RFK Jr Says Mainstream Media Criticizing Him More Than Trump
He went on to comment on a Harvard-Harris poll on July 21, saying that he has the highest favorability rating than any other presidential hopeful in 2024.
“So, somehow, the American people are hearing what I’m saying. I don’t know whether it’s through the podcasts or through social media,” Mr. Kennedy said.
Hunter Biden put then-VP dad Joe on the phone with business associates at least 2 dozen times, ex-partner Devon Archer to testify
RFK Jr. Maintains Highest Favorability Rating Among Presidential Candidates In New Poll
Days after a House hearing on censorship that saw Democrats attempt to prevent Robert F. Kennedy Jr. from testifying, a new Harvard-Harris poll showed that he has a higher favorability rating than any other presidential candidate.
Mr. Kennedy has a net favorable rating of 47 percent and a net unfavorable mark of 26 percent according to the survey, which was released on July 23 and conducted from July 19 to July 20 among 2,068 registered voters (pdf). [The poll was taken before/during the censorship hearing. How’s he doing now?]
Poll respondents said that former President Donald Trump has a favorability rating of 45 percent compared to a 49 percent unfavorability number. Florida Gov. Ron DeSantis has a 40 percent favorable rating and 37 percent unfavorable, and President Joe Biden has 39 percent favorable and 53 percent unfavorable rating, also lagging behind Mr. Kennedy.
Alastair Crooke, Counter-Revolution – ‘Do you know what time it is?’
To be blunt, both the U.S. and Europe have stalked brazenly into traps of their own making. Caught in the lies and deceit woven around a claimed inheritance of superior cultural DNA, (vouchsafing, it is said, almost certain victory), the West is awakening to a fast-approaching disaster to which there are no easy solutions...
..The coming devastation is not just centred around the failed Ukraine offensive and NATO’s weak showing…
..In the U.S., the run-up to momentous elections is underway. The Democrats are in a fix: The party has long since turned its back on its old blue-collar constituency, engaging instead with an urban ‘creative class’ in an exalted, world-shaping ‘social engineering’ project of moral redress, in alliance with Silicon Valley and the Permanent Nomenklatura. But that experiment has run off into the weeds, becoming ever more extreme and absurd. Push-back is building…
..Either way – Biden staying or going – there is no ready solution to the Party’s conundrum of a non-performing, non-platform…
..Heavy ‘lawfare’ artillery is intended to break the Trump defences and drive him off the field, whilst an attrition of disclosures of Biden family malfeasance are intended wear down and implode the Biden bubble. The Democratic Establishment is spooked too by the flanking manoeuvre of the R. F. Kennedy candidature, which is snowballing rapidly…
..Put simply, the Democratic wokish ideology of historical redress is separating the U.S. into two nations living in one land...
..Ukraine has served as the solvent to the old order and has become the Albatross hanging around the neck of the Biden Admin: How to spin the looming Ukraine debacle as somehow ‘mission achieved’. Can that be done? Because the escape route of a ceasefire and a frozen line of contact is unacceptable to Moscow. In short, ‘Biden’s war’ cannot continue as it is, but nor can it do ‘other’ without facing humiliation. The myth of American power, NATO competence and the reputation of U.S. weaponry hangs in the balance.
The economic narrative (‘everything is fine’) is poised, for somewhat unconnected reasons, to turn sour too. Debt – finally – is becoming the sword suspended above the economy’s neck...
..Faced with many questions – and no solutions – the mood amongst sectors of the electorate is driving a radical and increasingly iconoclastic mood. A counter-revolutionary spirit, perhaps. It is too early to say whether it will sweep a majority, but it may – for the radicalism is coming from the two wings: GOP grassroots and the Kennedy ‘camp’… [I personally see the “Spirit of ’76” revisiting our land. Not “counter-revolution”, but the same thing again.]
..One strain of GOP voters separates conservative leaders into two camps: those who “know what time it is” and those who don’t. That is the catchphrase on the Right that has become increasingly important to a significant wing of the Party who see a country weakened and corrupted by ideology; who hold that there is almost nothing left to ‘conserve’. Overturning the existing post-American order, and re-establishing America’s ancient principles in practice, is advocated as a sort of counter-revolution – and the only road forward.
That aphorism for ‘knowing what time of day it is’ refers to an emerging sense of urgency and appetite for sweeping action, not dragging and dull academic debates among more populist-minded conservatives. “The premise is that the struggle against wokish cultural power is existential, and that extreme tactics that would shock an older generation of conservatives need to be the norm”.
In fact, if a leader is not shocking in his conduct and proposals, he or she probably “doesn’t know what time it is”…
..”When you realize this, what looks at first like a hodgepodge of different ideas seems more unified. Covid health policy, disgust about Jan. 6, the Pentagon budget, immigration, support for Ukraine, promoting racial diversity, trans rights — these are all issues that enjoy a measure of élite bipartisan consensus. But for the Tucker Carlson wing – Republicans who embrace these things simply – don’t know what time it is”, Politico explains.
What is salient in this formulation is that just as unreserved support for Covid regulatory practices was a ‘marker’ of ‘correct-think’ in pandemic time, so support for Ukraine is defined as ‘a marker’ of correct liberal-think (and being in the Team) in the post-pandemic era...
..However, as American fireworks illuminate the political sky, resonance in Europe is almost certain. Europeans share the distrust for their élites and the Brussels technocracy in the same fashion as the Carlson-Kennedy constituencies.
The Euro-élites disdain the people. Ordinary Europeans know that their rulers regard them with contempt – and know that their élites know it too…
..Fireworks are coming for Europe – but slowly. It has already begun (governments are falling); but the U.S. is the vanguard for radical change as the West loses its grip on the meta-narrative of its ‘vision’ being uniquely the paradigm through which the world’s ‘vision’ must be shaped too. A shift that changes everything. [“Lies and deceit” are not standing up well to realities like heavy artillery any more.]
https://www.sott.net/article/482712-Counter-Revolution-Do-you-know-what-time-it-isJuly 26, 2023 at 1:44 pm #139895
Jason Aldean’s “Try That In A Small Town” Becomes No. 2 Hit [That’ll larn ’em better!]
Country Music Television (CMT) pulled his video from the air without explanation, after it had already aired for three days.
The controversy caused a backlash among music fans, who then rushed to hear Mr. Aldean’s song, as streams and downloads of his hit exploded last week.
Audio and video streams from Mr. Aldean’s song have since risen from 987,000 to 11.7 million, a 999 percent increase, a week after the music video was released, Luminate told FOX Business.
Before Mr. Aldean released the music video, the song had sold only 1,000 downloads, but it has since sold 228,000, according to Luminate.
Pepe Escobar packs in a lot of news. Don’t look for the new Gold-BRICS currency this year. BRICS problems, BRI solutions
As the BRICS approach the most important summit in their history on August 22-24 in Johannesburg, South Africa, some fundamentals need to be observed.
The top three BRICS cooperation platforms are politics and security, finance and the economy, and culture. So the notion that a new BRICS gold-backed reserve currency will be announced at the South Africa summit is spurious.
What is in progress, as confirmed by BRICS sherpas, is the R5: a new common payment system. The sherpas are only in the preliminary stages of discussing a new reserve currency which could be gold or commodities-based. The discussions within the Eurasia Economic Union (EAEU), led by Sergey Glazyev, by comparison, are way more advanced.
The order of priorities is to get R5 rolling. All current BRICS currencies start with an “R”: renminbi (yuan), ruble, real, rupee, and rand. R5 will allow current members to increase mutual trade by bypassing the US dollar and reducing their US dollar reserves...
..Chinese trade with BRI nations increased 9.8 percent in the first half of 2023 – compared to the same period last year. That contrasts sharply with the 4.7 percent overall contraction of trade between China and the collective west: Down with the EU by 4.9 percent, and down with the US by 14.5 percent.
Chinese trade with Russia, meanwhile, alongside exports to South Africa and Singapore, raised exponentially by 78 percent. As an example, late last week, a Chinese cargo set sail from St. Petersburg loaded with fertilizers, chemicals, and paper products. It will cross the Arctic and arrive in Shanghai in early August…
..The Arctic Silk Road, from now on, will be increasingly strategic. The Chinese can keep it open at least from July to October every year. And as a bonus, a warming Arctic allows better access to oil/gas resources…
.. On the Russian front, all eyes are on the 7,200 km-long, multimodal International North-South Transportation Corridor (INSTC) – which alarms the collective west as a de facto replacement of the Suez Canal. The INSTC cuts shipping costs by about 50 percent and saves up to 20 days of travel compared to the Suez route. INSTC trade – via ship, rail, and roads linking Russia, Iran, Azerbaijan, India, and Central Asia – should triple over the next seven years…
..The Trans-Afghan Railway will emerge as a follow-up to something very important that happened last week, when Pakistan, Uzbekistan, and Afghanistan signed a joint protocol to connect the Uzbek and Pakistani networks via Mazar-i-Sharif and Logar in Afghanistan.
Welcome to the UAP railway – which could be hailed not only as a BRI but also as a Shanghai Cooperation Organization (SCO) project – where Tashkent and Islamabad are full members, and Kabul is an observer….
..The Uzbeks estimate that the 760 km-long railway will reduce travel time by five days and costs by at least 40 percent. The project could be finished by 2027.
The subsequent 573 km-long Trans-Afghan Railway has already got its road map: it’s bound to connect the intersection of Central and South Asia to ports on the Arabian Sea...
..Every investor from Jeddah to Hong Kong knows that Beijing is aiming to turn the Greater Bay Area into a prime global tech center, centered in Shenzhen, with Hong Kong playing the role of privileged global finance hub and Macau as the cultural hub.
The Greater Bay Area, not by accident, is a key BRI plank. As a whole, the nine cities in Guangdong, plus Hong Kong and Macau (more than 80 million people, 10 percent of Chinese GDP), will be configured as an astonishing first-class economic powerhouse by 2035, largely overtaking Tokyo Bay, the New York Metro Area, and the San Francisco Bay Area.
With Saudi Arabia aiming to become a full member of both BRI and SCO, Beijing and Riyadh will turbo-charge their tech cooperation on top of energy and infrastructure.
All eyes on South Africa next month are on how BRICS will work to solve its internal issues while organizing the expansion to BRICS+. Who will get to join the club? Saudi Arabia? UAE? Iran? Kazakhstan? Algeria?
More than 40 countries have shown an interest in joining BRICS, Anil Sooklal, South Africa’s ambassador-at-large responsible for ties with the economic alliance and Asian countries, has said.
The diplomat told reporters in Johannesburg on Thursday that 22 countries have formally applied to join the group, while “an equal number” of states “have been informally asking about becoming BRICS members”.
Lawmakers Pass Key Part Of Netanyahu’s Sweeping Judicial Overhaul As Protesters Seek To Blockade Knesset
Following almost 30 weeks of some of the largest protests Israel has seen in its history, Israeli lawmakers on Monday passed a key part of the Netanyahu government’s ultra-controversial overhaul plan which will see the independent judiciary severely weakened.
It is being widely called the biggest and most far-reaching shake-up to the Israeli system, and the judiciary in particular, since 1948. The ‘Reasonableness bill’ passed with 64 votes in favor and 0 against, given that opposition members of the Knesset boycotted the final vote in protest, as raging demonstrators took over streets, in many cases blocking roadways and city centers across the country. Protesters tried to blockade the Knesset building itself.
The Reasonableness bill gets its name from the legislation in effect stripping the Israeli Supreme Court’s ability to declare government decisions unreasonable, which critics say so severely erodes checks and balances that it will lead to a Netanyahu coalition “dictatorship”.
https://www.zerohedge.com/political/knesset-passes-key-part-netanyahus-sweeping-judicial-overhaul-hundreds-thousands-rageJuly 26, 2023 at 1:49 pm #139896
Gilbert Doctorow, The Coming Russian Polish War
From Russian talk shows of the past several days, it is easy to understand the Kremlin’s reading of the present proxy war in and around Ukraine: Washington sees that the Ukrainian counter-offensive is a complete failure that has cost tens of thousands of lives among the Ukrainian armed forces and has seen the destruction of a large part of the Western equipment delivered to Ukraine over the past months. Instead of suing for peace, Washington seeks to open a ‘second front,’ using Poland for this purpose.
One possible Russian response to any move against Belarus has also been discussed on air: to seize the Suwalki corridor that connects Kaliningrad to Belarus across Polish territory.. Taking control of that corridor would have the effect of isolating the Baltic States from Poland and thereby put their security at peril.
The inescapable conclusion from the latest news is that Washington’s incendiary policies and continuing escalation of the conflict cannot secure Russia’s defeat. On the contrary, they may well lead to the total collapse of the NATO alliance once its military value is disproven in a way that cannot be talked away or papered over by the most creative propagandists in DC.
Gilbert Doctorow, Russian military experts on the current state of the war
..As I have indicated in past essays, the more serious Russian news programs such as Sixty Minutes and Evening with Vladimir Solovyov also give the microphone to military experts from among Duma committee chairmen and others who actually bear responsibility and accountability for the war effort and are not just talking heads…
..I have in mind the spectacular Russian missile attacks on Ukrainian port infrastructure in Odessa, in Nikolaev and yesterday in a river port of the Danube estuary just across from the Romanian border. These attacks are described by official Russian military sources as “revenge attacks” for the damage inflicted on one of the roadways of the Crimean bridge by Ukrainian surface drones that exploded under bridge supports.
Of course, that is just Public Relations talk to satisfy the Russian public and overwhelm local outrage at the failure to defend what is, finally, vulnerable infrastructure. No, the reason for the Russian destruction of the Ukrainian port facilities day after day lies elsewhere. The missile strikes were not so much intended to inflict pain on the Ukrainians as to avert what could be naval battles on the Black Sea and a quantum jump in risks of total war…
..Let us remember that when Vladimir Putin announced that the grain deal with Turkey and the United Nations would expire on 18 July, the RF Ministry of Defense announced that any vessels headed towards Ukrainian ports ostensibly to receive export grain would henceforth be considered as carriers of arms to Ukraine and were fair game for destruction by Russian forces.
Immediately after this Ukrainian President Zelensky went on air with his proposal to Turkey that the grain exports by sea continue without Russian participation. The safety of the vessels would be assured by Turkish and other NATO naval convoys. In the context of Erdogan’s latest turn to the U.S. and away from Russia, it appeared that Ankara was prepared to strike a deal with Zelensky. If that were done, then the chances of naval battles between Russian and NATO vessels in the Black Sea would have soared.
And so the Russians decided to destroy the Ukrainian port facilities active in the grain trade and so to preempt the dangers in view. Erdogan was compelled to draw back from any agreement with Zelensky on resumption of the grain corridor mission...
..It is interesting to note that notwithstanding vicious American propaganda against the Russian pull-out from the grain deal, the leaders of Africa have not gone for the bait. Today all 47 African leaders are assembling in Russia for highest level strategic talks and deal-making with their Russian counterparts. The Russians are offering free of cost grain to the poorest countries and contracts for grain supply to the others at normal commercial terms. The certainty of supply is assured by what the Russians say will be their biggest grain harvest ever during this season.July 26, 2023 at 1:49 pm #139897
Pandemics R-Us , Lots of information, if you want to look. This is officially “the Decade of Vaccines”. It’s biowarfare on us, because we are still ok with it.
Pandemic 2025: US Creates Permanent New Pandemic Agency for Decade of Vaccines.”Catastrophic Contagion” Simulation
Office of Pandemic Preparedness and Response Policy
The US has created a permanent new pandemic agency called the Office of Pandemic Preparedness and Response Policy in anticipation of future pandemics and the Decade of Vaccines. President Joe Biden has appointed a retired Air Force general to take charge of spearheading the project.
Meryl Nass MD with focused perspective:
USG announces new Pandemic Preparedness and Response office: is it a health program or a military program?
Does PPR plan to use the military’s OTA authority AGAIN to bypass the FDA and vaccinate us with untested junk that turned out to be poison, like it did for COVID?
Sasha Latypova details yet another detrimental side effect of the injectable bioweapons.
Persistent Damage to the Gut Microbiome After Covid-19 mRNA Injection
A Midwestern Doctor, What Can The Smallpox Vaccine Disaster Teach Us About Spike Protein Injuries?
Reviewing the critical but largely forgotten lessons from early pioneers in medicine
As our species has technologically advanced, we seem to have replaced a high rate of often deadly infectious disease for an ever-growing epidemic of chronic neurological and autoimmune conditions alongside a continual increase in all forms of cancer. As best as I can tell, this trend began 150-200 years ago at the same time the variolation and then smallpox vaccination were introduced (the widespread use of mercury in medicine may have also played a key role too).
In addition to many written accounts supporting this theory, I’ve spoken with numerous doctors who observed a gradual but continual worsening of health in the population over the course of their careers. In many cases, those doctors told me they asked their mentors if they too had observed the same thing, and indeed, they had (and in a few cases found their mentors had heard same thing when they asked their own mentors).
Ultimately, I’ve been able to trace this trend back to approximately 150 years ago, and observed that while the increase is typically gradual, it periodically has large spikes. One classic example occurred when Fauci brokered a 1986 deal to give vaccine manufacturers immunity from vaccine injuries, and thus incentivized a large number of unsafe vaccines being added to the childhood immunization schedule.
https://amidwesterndoctor.substack.com/p/what-can-the-smallpox-vaccine-disasterJuly 26, 2023 at 1:51 pm #139898zerosumParticipant
NATO Countries Using Ukraine to Get Rid of Outdated Weapons
Another problem with such ragtag deliveries is that the spare parts and ammunition for such weapons are often different and incompatible with one another, Henrot pointed out.
According to Schweizer, who wrote a best-seller “Secret Empires” on the Biden Family crimes, Bribery, leverage, compromised, blackmail.
BREAKING UPDATE: Zelensky Associate Was Present at Biden Bribery Meetings – Then Went to Work for President Zelensky Who Now Is Holding Blackmail Information Against Joe Biden (VIDEO)
By Jim Hoft Jul. 24, 2023 8:40 pm 698 Comments
• Hunter Biden’s Memoir Became Source of Tax Evasion Evidence (Sp.)
Accountability Committee Chairman James Comer said he expects to file “between six and 10 criminal referrals” with the Justice Department related to Hunter after the congressional probe is completed.
“[Hunter Biden] was money laundering. He was racketeering. He committed wire fraud. He violated the Mann Act. The list goes on and on and on,” Comer alleged.
• Members and the Media Panic as the Biden Scandal Mounts (Turley)
No matter the severity of the revelations, the liberal media calls the investigations a “clown show.” Others have continued to tell the public that there remain no alleged ties from Hunter to President Biden despite emails, pictures and witness testimony. Yet it is becoming harder and harder to avoid these details.
Some in the media attacked these two IRS veterans as “so-called whistleblowers” (just as members previously attacked “so called journalists” for discussing censorship records). Others insisted that the allegations were still “unproven” or “unverified” while showing the same lack of interest in establishing the truth. Notably, these same media outlets did wall-to-wall coverage of the false Russian collusion claims in the Steele dossier.
A helper for GERM
We cannot ascribe everything to the vaccine, but, by the same token, we cannot ascribe nothing.
Myocarditis is a known side-effect. The only question is whether it is rare or common.
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Aspnaz’s coffee seems to be working well this morning , lots of astute one liners and one particularly interesting observation about erroneous data coming from the typical “Consumer Grade” weather reports being promulgated over the main stream media outlets there in Hong Kong. Interesting. I have recently noticed the same thing on with our weather channels here in eastern Missouri. They are ALWAYS significantly wrong about stuff that’s forecast to happen within hours and days, and then revise the forecast back towards real conditions as the exact present moment approaches. This “corrected at the last possible moment” behavior is so extremely consistent that I have come to believe that it is both intentional and purposeful.
My working hypothesis is that they are cooking the numbers and fudging the algorithms that predict near-term future weather (and especially so for the radar animation of storm and rain cell movement) , with the long term purpose of “building a case” for constructing dire climate change scenarios & scary stories for local viewers everywhere.
It’s amazing what computers allow you to do with numbers, especially when people have come to believe that the numbers spewed out by computers are as good as the real thing when it comes to describing reality.July 26, 2023 at 3:09 pm #139900
Ya know, the Luddites told us what would happen as a consequence of mechanization of human work. That’s why they got cancelled (they were murdered en masse, actually, and survivors transported to penal colonies). The name is still a derogatory term, and people still ridicule the movement, but were they wrong?
Now the neo-Luddites are telling us the same thing about robotics (digitalization, tokenization,
computerization, surveillance and “Big Data”) . That’s why they’re being cancelled. People ridicule them. But are they wrong?
I maintain that using mechanism to perform tasks that humans can do better (like think, understand and judge) is worse than a slippery slope. It’s a laundry chute, to total individual incompetence.July 26, 2023 at 3:37 pm #139901tbocParticipant
Western Culture is mired in the sixteenth century and everyone who is anyone is joyfully and righteously constrained by the Enlightenment.
Western minds are not stupid they are trained. Want to see many western humans go Pavlov’s Dog? Say “This is an exclusive one time offer that has the potential for extremely high profitability, get in on the ground floor”. Watch the salivating start.
300,000 humans sacrificed to Mammon and people are pissed off about Twitter. The cold blooded murder at Nagasaki, the Cold War with Mackinder then the Grand Chessboard, the constant dunn of hate toward anyone even suggesting that Might does not make Right are deemed to be a sign of sophistication. The jokes about the Poles being dumb told by humans that believe they are indispensible and have a manifest destiny to rule the globe.
best not to even start in on the deference to authority: “Just a few words so our audience will be sufficiently bamboozled”. “Well Billy Bob I have more letters after my name than a transexual wearing a rainbow tutu, combat boots and a MAGA cap”. “It is well known you are an expert in your field”. “That is correct William Robert I am a has been drip under pressure”! ” I am sure our audience appreciates that”.
“I believe that there will be ultimately be a clash between the oppressed and those who do the oppressing. I believe that there will be a clash between those who want freedom, justice and equality for everyone and those who want to continue the system of exploitation. I believe that there will be that kind of clash, but I don’t think it will be based on the color of the skin.” ~ Malcolm X
How much time have MacGregor or Ritter spent in Ukraine at the front in the last six months? Why are they still talking? It’s an inside job. Their talk is profitable, has no value, it is profitable. “better job with higher wages expenses paid and a car, but I’m on TV here locally, I can’t quit I’m a star” Roger MillerJuly 26, 2023 at 3:55 pm #139902
We’ve all heard the old aphoristic translation from ancient texts that sagely proclaims “As Above, So Below” . It’s a great starting point for a whole slew of interesting conversations about deeply important questions, but there’s one thing about it that I’ve never heard anyone else talk about.
But before getting in to that one should first of all, clearly state the accepted wisdom of what the phrase even means to say. In other words, what is the meaning of the statement, “As Above, So Below”?
Just Google it. What you’ll find is something like this : “Above, So Below: Meaning & Usage
The phrase ‘as above, so below’ is an ancient quote to describe the idea that what happens in a higher realm or plane of existence also happens in a lower realm. It comes from an ancient piece of writing called the Emerald Tablet.”
Like I said earlier, that notion has been the topic of a countless myriad conversation, research, debate and academic treatises. There have literally trillions of words thunk, spoken and inscribed concerning that subject.
But to the best of my knowledge NOBODY has considered the possibility that the phrase is meant to be taken as not just true, and not just LITERALLY true, but indeed as being ALWAYS true. In other words, no matter where one is on the ladder, what exists above is going to be like what exists below. Go upward a rung or ten rungs or a thousand , and it is still simply true that “As above, So below” (metaphorically speaking, of course).
I’m reminded of Socrates’ advice to, “Be kind, for everyone you meet is fighting a hard battle.”
Indeed, and it is the SAME battle that you’re fighting, but possibly from a position either above or below where you happen to be at the moment.July 26, 2023 at 4:17 pm #139903
Ask me anything. I will either answer truthfully or plead the 5th, but I will NOT deliberately bamboozle you under any circumstances. Ever. Same rule that I demand of myself.July 26, 2023 at 4:34 pm #139904
Being “saved” is a direction, not a condition.July 26, 2023 at 4:40 pm #139905
Why is the West becoming so increasingly #@%#$ed up? In multiple arenas?
Dr D from yesterday:
AFKTT doesn’t MAKE CO2 true with his religious math. Why would you be bothered he IMAGINES the world is ending? Let him imagine in peace.
This portrays a scenario that simply is not happening. This is not reality. This is a shared hallucination.
Back when I took some business courses in college, Japan was used as a sort of case study to explain how, when doing business in foreign countries, you need to take into account different cultures.
For instance, a movie is being made in Japan and they need extras. They interview a ton of people, ask a whole bunch of questions “You can come on X date X time? You WILL show up?” Everything checks out. Shooting day comes, no extras show up. WTF is with these people?
It turned out that there was an intrinsic, basic rule of politeness the Japanese were following in response to the way Westerners were asking questions. Westerners did not take account of it in structuring their questions and for the Japanese, it was so intrinsic, they didn’t even think to point it out.
So, as part of business education, we point at other cultures, their inscrutable hidden rules, and – quite rightly – admonish that we be aware. But it isn’t just the East that has inscrutable iron laws, followed, but not perceived. The West and particularly America have equally iron laws, unspoken, socially enforced, never consciously discussed or analyzed.
These rules are enforced even on PERCEPTION — this is why multiple forum members jumped in to regulate me – and I admit, I created that situation with some premeditation, to SHOW rather than just tell. It was a bit of a psychological strain for me to do it this way. Against my own baseline cultural norms. (there was one other reason I did it, which I’ll get to if it becomes relevant) I disliked doing it.
Another Japan story
A fellow high school student was a foreign exchange student over the summer. To Japan. Per Western norms, to be ingratiating and affectionate, she admired a hundreds year old mask hanging on the wall of her host’s home. We try to be nice that way in the West. Even if a person is screwed up, a jerk, whatever, we will try to find SOMETHING to compliment them on. Their hair, their shirt, a good quip or a sense of humor, the color they chose to paint their accent wall in, ANYTHING. We’ll try to find SOMETHING to overtly admire to the person.
Unfortunately, in Japan, this meant they needed to give her the priceless mask, so they did. She tried to get out of it, but there was clearly no escape. She was heartbroken at taking this priceless heirloom out of their home and family. She told the story – in tears – in our Asian Studies class. Our teacher explained what she needed to do next: ABSOLUTELY do not send the gift back. Definitely don’t do nothing. You must, if you want to not be a jerk, find something of equal monetary, aesthetic, and historical value and gift them with it.
So what is our ironclad cultural norm, blind spot? It’s the basis of classical liberalism. It’s what makes our society and civilization so incredibly strong, adaptive, beneficial.
You watched me do it with AFKTT during that 3-4 month period where I really, honestly tried to understand the Climate Meltdown worldview. I kept saying “I am no better than you” and various encouraging things. Even though I actually AM better. I feel VERY uncomfortable typing the previous sentence. See? We’re like the Japanese.
We in Western civilization believe DEEPLY in a particular kind of equality. We believe in standards. We believe that everyone can rise to meet THOSE standards – of being GOOD people. Deeply.
So when someone is NOT being good, is NOT playing fair, is being deceitful, nasty, destructive, we reach out and say – you are my equal. Typically, cognitive dissonance between how they are ACTUALLY behaving and the compliment. The instinctive human reaction is then to measure up to the standards they were complimented on.
Doing the opposite – condemnation – is generally forbidden. Just plain BAD.
As De Toqueville said, America is a machine for making Americans and all you need to do to be an American is to WANT to be.
So people come to the West because not only politics but the good life in every respect is downstream from culture. And they aren’t quite ready to fit in, measure up. And we compliment them. And then they respond by measuring up. And then they absorb the cultural regulation and do likewise. It is a gentle, kind, subtle way to keep things on a high level.
Think back on AFKTT’s time here. Practically everyone else, no matter how acrimonious the interaction, HAS reached out across the gulf. Found SOMETHING to compliment, some gesture, has followed the unwritten cultural rules – even me – but not AFKTT, not in all the hundreds of thousands of words typed.
Because, as he revealed incontrovertibly himself, he subscribes to deconstructionist, postmodernist, Marxist critical theory – using topics like Ukraine and The Not A Vax to gain street cred, in-group authority, only to concentrate on using Fake Environmentalism to demoralize, corrode.
When Winston is sent to room 101 and is told to believe 2 + 2 = 5, is the person telling him this DELUDED? Does Winston just need to follow the unwritten Western cultural rules and let them, sadly, be misguided, and call on them to be better in the inscrutable Western way?
When Captain Picard is captured by the Cardassians and they want him to say and believe that there are 5 lights, are the Cardassians misguided? Deluded? Is there a BELIEF they have that is wrong and just need to change in light of judicious study of reality?
What IS 2 + 2 = 5? NOT delusion. NOT a belief.
2+2=5 is a thing that I do …TO YOU.
An unspoken rule in Western culture is that “It’s just words”
But children raised by Malignant Narcissists are hurt without the parent laying a finger on them – WITH WORDS.
Perfectly healthy adults, if they end up in a relationship with a Malignant Narcissist, can acquire a full blown case of CPTSD from a year relationship without a finger being laid upon them. WITH WORDS.
AFKTT is running 2+2=5 on everyone here incessantly.
And yet we all require each other to believe
1.) We’re no better than AFKTT – he’s just as good as us
2.) It’s just words
3.) It’s just a mistaken belief
no, he is, to the fullest extent that he can, running 2+2=5 on you — and 2+2=5 isn’t AT ALL a mistaken belief, “just words” certainly ISN’T what happens to Winston or Captain Picard, and he is revealed as DEEPLY not as good as you by running it over and over again — IMPLACABLY and unchangingly I might add for years.
When I started to say things along this line, multiple people jumped in. We all saw it. It is deeply uncomfortable for us all. It was uncomfortable for me just now typing it. VERY.
He isn’t a dude that is confused by a faulty climate change belief. He posted a manifesto from a critical theory marxist fake environmentalist. He’s deeply imbued in a totally foreign culture antithetical to yours, partially designed specifically to BE corrosive to and take advantage of your most basic premises.
We insist that he IS just misguided, to regulate our society and social norms. It may be perceived by HIM as a weakness and those following its rules to be rubes, chumps, but it is a basic agreed social contract. It is survival. It is REALITY.
I am saying he is functioning totally OUTSIDE of those norms, is very purposely for YEARS attempting to both take advantage of those norms and corrode them. He is not misguided. He is TARGETED. He isn’t even really concerned about the Environment AND YOU KNOW IT but you deny it and say it’s “just” that. But you know it isn’t. You do.
So people, have some faith in your own values. RECOGNIZE when someone is OUTSIDE OF and not accidentally, not misguidedly, but fully aware and actively against them, determined to take full advantage of them, contemptuous of you FOR them while YOU continue to deploy them in maintaining respect for this fellow human being.
Understand that your inscrutable Western cultural norms, the underlying basis for our powerful classical liberalism is something he is COMPLETELY OUTSIDE OF in every sense. And start treating him… ACCURATELY instead of responding to a shared superimposed cultural hallucination.
When he runs 2+2=5, he is NOT engaging in ANYTHING inside of our culture.July 26, 2023 at 4:55 pm #139906
When a creature has developed into one thing, he will choose death rather than change into his opposite
From Frank Herbert’s Dune
Duke Leto has an admirable code of honor and life. He ends up in an elaborate sociopolitical trap. He dies and his entire line is just barely not wiped out because he does not want to change – his code, his actions, his perceptions, his particular appreciation of meaning in reality, really.
When God hath ordained a creature to die in a particular place, He causeth that creature’s wants to direct him to that place.
Also from DuneJuly 26, 2023 at 4:58 pm #139907
White House dog bites
What turns my head is the idea that with all of that money, influence, and power that the white house inhabitants can’t seem to acquire a dog that has been sufficiently trained to occupy a home that is forever being frequented by people with whom the dog is not acquainted. This seems to be very basic to the understanding of how dogs view the world. Every time someone new comes to my home I know that I must introduce my mid-sized dog, and ensure that the dog knows that this person is accepted by me, so that he, too, accepts the individual. He isn’t prone to biting anyone (except houseflies, whom he swallows,) but the slim possibility is there when someone new walks through the door, and I’m aware of this. People who are neither going to take the time to train and get to know their own dog, nor going to pay for someone else to train the dog, should not keep dogs.July 26, 2023 at 5:01 pm #139908
TVASSFJuly 26, 2023 at 5:22 pm #139909
Basically, we have not had the highest summer temps this year — nothing over 119F yet — but it seems that there is obligation to push the climate change narrative. So, instead they comb the data for data sets that show that this year is the hottest thing yet, and craft an article around it:
The average maximum temperature this summer has been 107.9 degrees. Runners-up are 107.6 degrees in both 1989 and 1978.
The average temperature this summer has been 96 degrees. Runners-up are 95.4 degrees in 2016 and 95.3 degrees in 2006.
The average minimum temperature this summer has been 84.2 degrees, tied with the same temperature in 2006 and followed by 83.7 degrees in 2016.
The article, towards the end, does have the honesty to bring up the urban heat island effect, which affects Phoenix temperatures in a major way. It doesn’t mention that we have been on an upswing from the little ice ages since the 1600s (nod to Dr D — I didn’t remember the century for this off the top of my head), nor that temperatures in Phoenix have only been recorded since 1895 (no idea when temps began to be recorded for the rest of the state), which means we have no more than 130 years data to look at. Yes, that is longer than a human lifespan, but it isn’t surprising that there would be trend lines that we would see — our records don’t stretch back far enough to give us sufficient perspective. Trend lines are interesting…but they are not shocking — the data set isn’t all that long.July 26, 2023 at 5:30 pm #139910
Sex-specific differences in myocardial injury incidence after COVID-19 mRNA-1273 Booster Vaccination
“Among 777 participants, median age 37 years, 69.5% women, 40 participants (5.1% [95%CI, 3.7%–7.0%]) had elevated hs-cTnT concentration on day 3 and mRNA-1273 vaccine-associated myocardial injury was adjudicated in 22 participants (2.8% [95%CI, 1.7%–4.3%]). Twenty cases occurred in women (3.7% [95%CI, 2.3%–5.7%]), two in men (0.8% [95%CI, 0.1%–3.0%]).”
Holy fuck – 69.5% of women had elevated troponin levels!
TVASSF (they fucking are)July 26, 2023 at 5:34 pm #139911
“Do you realize you have made the same KIND of argument, your numbers change EVERY TIME?”
If you were paying any attention at all, you’d notice that the dates change.
He expects onlookers to believe that this could logically explain a variation in “increased CO2” claims ranging from 3.74% to 0.93% as applied to a one year change
(3.74%/0.93%) x 100 = a 402% variation in claimed “scientific” CO2 increases – various claims in that range claimed in a SINGLE DAY by AFKTT
He has no shame whatsoever and thus no self-respect. Such cultural norms as shame and self respect are anethema to his nihilistic creed which is specifically derivitive OF your own values dear viewer, only tailored to be opposite of, a denial of, corrosive TO, your own values – on purpose.
Jul. 24, 2023 422.17 ppm (0.042217%)
Jul. 23, 2022 418.43 ppm (0.041843%)
0.042217% – 0.041843% = 0.000374% change
… but human-generated CO2 accounts for 4% of the earth’s atmospheric CO2
So 0.000374% x 0.04 = 0.00001496%
less than two HUNDRED thousandths OF one percent change by humans
…and FOR THIS, AFKTT believes:
It would be better if everything and everyone you ever knew never existed. Everything you ever took joy in, everything you ever hoped for, everything you ever valued. It would be better if you and everything you valued never were, but it would at least be better if you and 7 billion could be dead now at the very least”
because of a 0.00001496% change in CO2?
We are of course, taking his ppm figures at face value for the sake of argument, despite the fact that less than a week ago, he was crowing the “hottest climate ever” lies that we know are based on measuring hot ground instead of historical air temperatures – for the purpose OF lying to us about temeratures
Yet he never ever retracts, never apologizes. Because of how HONEST he is?
BTW, Climate Meltdowners are even worse than you think. They deny the 2nd law of thermodynamics.
Per the 2nd law of thermodynamics, increased CO2 would actually COOL the earth. AFKTT is such a Science Guy, he knows why, right?July 26, 2023 at 5:42 pm #139912
I maintain that using mechanism to perform tasks that humans can do better (like think, understand and judge) is worse than a slippery slope. It’s a laundry chute, to total individual incompetence.
It is more than that. A machine can create music that is technically “perfect.” However, this can never supplant the effects on an individual from the discipline of learning to create music that approaches “perfection.” Nor can it replicate the results on human society that come from humans that have trained themselves in music.
Other disciplines work this way as well, be they carpentry, auto mechanics, drafting, writing, etc. Machines are good at relieving humans from repetitive motions that can wear down and wear out our biological hardware. Machines can substitute for situations where learning must occur in gestalt with other humans when competent others are not readily available. (Such as learning to jam to music by playing with recorded music.). They can relieve us from repetitive thought processes that we have already mastered, enabling us to move on to a next level. But when machines are used to free us from learning and experiencing physical and mental disciplines, we become lax, we never fully mature, we skip over important developmental stages and fall short of our human potential.July 26, 2023 at 6:15 pm #139913
Correction – it meant that 5.1 per cent had elevated troponin levels and 2.8per cent had myocardial injury.
TVASSF (indeed)July 26, 2023 at 6:16 pm #139914Dr. DParticipant
I presume If he’s not a programmer either you’re saying Elon is then good for nothing?
“So when someone is NOT being good, is NOT playing fair, is being deceitful, nasty, destructive, we reach out and say – you are my equal.
Doing the opposite – condemnation – is generally forbidden. Just plain BAD.”
Wow, I don’t have this knowledge or impulse AT ALL. Never occurred to me to lie, since that’s almost universally unhelpful. Doesn’t anyone watch Sitcoms? They always lie every episode, and always get caught. That’s why Americans are so honest, I think.
Since that’s the case, when AFKTT uses words, I say he’s mistaken, or even a stubborn unpleasant dum-dum. …Then forget all about it. Because I have no actionable steps concerning him. The only moral platform is to express my opinion in a direct and possibly even persuasive way. I can deduce the motivations and internal space but can’t confirm it. They’re his. We don’t arrest and confine IDEAS, we arrest and prosecute ACTION. Even knowing that when someone talks, their action is seldom far behind.
Personally, I’m familiar with such things as I said in the Prepper world, and it’s a mental illness of a sort, a mild kind. Is there anyone without one? Does O’Brien think 2+2=5? No. But after he’s done with Winston, Winston actually DOES believe that. And as with Climate. And why? The same reasons: pure, intentional, ceaseless, psychological torture.* Which is why he’s also constantly alarmed, unpleasant, etc, he’s got a thorn in his foot, but thinks he doesn’t. That splinter – of pure lies — is making him mad. But I expect the torture – or the resulting position of construction of his psychology – has him actually PROTECTING the splinter, the way your finger grows around it, but around it painfully. You know THAT is the issue and keep messing with it, pointing at it, but don’t know why. What are you going to do, deny it? Cut your finger off? No, silly, we CARE about you: extract the foreign object that is not true and not supposed to be there.
To do as you have you must ATTRIBUTE intentional malice, an internal state of being I can’t observe. Now there’s little difference in practice between someone of intentional malice and someone just lost in delusion. Yet as they say: while in practice, there is a difference.
I don’t think it’s intentional at all, nor with 99% of people. But they’ll round me up and happily kill me just the same. Now you’ve attributed anti-life and a suicidal death cult to him. But now this is the same: if it’s INTENTIONAL, don’t you have to round up and kill HIM? Like the Socialists do? Fair’s fair and that’s only logical, right?
Or you could take my point of view and persuade them instead. Take the sliver out and live pain free.
Yes, Alinsky’s “Rules for Radicals” uses all 100 Satanic tricks to abuse good men for being good. Good men win anyway, and like a con, mostly you can’t be taken advantage of if you H O L D F A S T to the Good and don’t compromise and find temptation. What is that whole book? “For man does not live by bread alone?” “‘You shall not tempt the Lord your God.” “Away with you, Satan! For it is written, ‘You shall worship the Lord your God, and Him only you shall serve.’ ” …And then the devil left Him.
The “good men” fall for this s—t because they’re weak, lazy, and don’t Hold Fast. They want Mercy, but not Justice. They want accolades, but not duty. So when bad-faith actors appear, they just keep engaging. When the law is broken – but only a little – they “let it slide.” Alinsky and his Satanic-welcoming Socialist brotherhood count on this. And they win, as nobody’s perfect. Yet they don’t count on their own side being all tangled up, stupid, lazy, selfish, chaotic, and back stabbing each other all the time, which is their weakness.
My Army is going to have a weakness. So I’d rather it were that they were too good, too willing to accommodate, and too zealous in defending Justice.
This personal case? I don’t have to engage, I don’t have to accommodate, and I often don’t. I barely tweak his nose to let him know I’m still here, and his plan is still stupid and unscientific in every way, and that basically everybody knows it. ‘Cause I have things to do. But I hope one day – and the days are running out – something will get through and he’ll start to wonder about the pain, the splinter, and how if everyone who ever gave him this data is a liar, every thermometer is broken, all in the same direction, then maybe everyone’s been had.
Maybe. He hasn’t committed any crimes in my jurisdiction, so he’s free to walk around and speak. That’s how it goes.
* It’s a textbook specific intentional torture and psychological breakdown procedure to make people agree with a thing they know is false. Which is why they force us to confirm trangender/no gender, or masks, for instance. It’s literally torture, and somewhere up the line, someone literally knows this and what they’re doing. Since it’s society-wide, it is therefore torture of women and children for which we will neither forget nor forgive. But “people” aren’t stupid. It’s not an “accident.” It’s criminal assault.
“When God hath ordained a creature to die in a particular place, He causeth that creature’s wants to direct him to that place.”
There’s a Russian saying he probably got that from. It’s something like: “You can’t drown a hanged man.”July 26, 2023 at 6:43 pm #139915
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TVASSFJuly 26, 2023 at 6:44 pm #139916
pure, intentional, ceaseless, psychological torture.
…which is what is ACTUALLY happening when AFKTT puts words to digital ink here. It is NOT an event that fits in the category of discussion. And this is a discussion forum of sorts.
all 100 Satanic tricks to abuse good men for being good
Yes, exactly that, yes. Essentially “satanic” in a way even an atheist really should bring themselves to apprehend unless they have a death wish. However one finds a way to conceive of it and fit it into their worldview, unless they think NOTHING can be wrong and NOTHING can be contemptible, vital to apprehend. If one is atheist, all the MORE reason to believe goodness must be relentlessly emergent from actual reality. From where else, unless goodness isn’t actually good?
I think it is important to consciously know and say it
We know this because THEY TELL US. This is like asking why Hitler did the things he did and omg no one could imagine how bad it would be — but he TOLD EVERYONE in a book beforehand.
They TELL US all the way to the deep, core level of how they conceive of reality, what their values are. A kind of derivative photo negative of our own values – which arise from being in the real world and being living human beings. Thus anti life, anti human consciousness, anti reality – satanic, if you want a single word for it. (this, coming from an atheist fwiw)
What does Satan do – deny God and all his Works? And what is God, even from an atheist perspective? It would be much easier for nothing to exist than for something to exist. So wtf is all this existence and why am I a conscious being then? wtf. Say all you want, but like Galileo said, Still It Moves.
Deep down at its core, the current year deconstructionist postmodernist neomarxist hermetic gnostics – for lack of a better term – say emphatically “No it does not!” and set up a whole system on that inversion.
Which, after 4 months of Augean Stables labour, I revealed through successive peeling back of onion layers. And surely, I did not peel back the last ones. But peeled back enough.
But THEY TELL US it is for being corrosive targeted AT values that address basic reality and facilitate civil society.
My Army is going to have a weakness. So I’d rather it were that they were too good
One point I am trying to make is that Western Civilization has more than one tool in the toolbox. We may have forgotten the ability to make antibodies against invading, malicious microbes, but they must be there. We don’t ONLY have civility as a hammer for every nail.
Whackjobs trying to saw off the wing of the airplane they are on at 40,000 feet THINK that the antibody-response will be to be as awful as they are, thus “revealing” how right they were about humanity, reality, etc. But we should not accept this false dialectical premise.
But there IS an appropriate although dormant antibody response. One that is moral. I think we need to rediscover it and USE it. I intend to feel my way towards it.
I kind of felt you’d be making the reply you did and I thank you for it – I threw what I threw up against the wall HOPING someone would give me a counterargument. Engagement with you is never, in my personal experience and as a 3rd party observer, never a waste, so thank you. I felt – being, as I am, inside the same culture and sharing the same basic values – reassured, strengthened, cheered by your response.July 26, 2023 at 6:57 pm #139917thomasjkenneyParticipant
@phoenixvoice re: “…from repetitive motions that can wear down and wear out our biological hardware.”
Aye. Our software also. Fatigue and stultification, neuroses.
I have a tangential reply to DBS: The Luddites simply tried to follow a different path. Theirs, with less complexity, wasn’t vulnerable to warpage in the way ours is. It is, of course, vulnerable to asteroid strikes (queue Niven quote). If human labor is the yardstick, it’s pretty dang hard to be dishonest about daily life.
As the Dune quote re: type of being suggests to me, a life is a sculpted thing and cannot be easily changed, attempts at which may cause structural damage. Much of our core being is developed in parallel with our physical being, in youth. I grew up consuming optimistic SciFi and learning to use some spectacular machines. It’s difficult for me to accept that some Big Problems do not have solutions, or at least solutions that can be pertinent to humans or biological life in general.
It leaves me wondering if all those ‘ADHD victims’ we’ve been drugging are actually new humans capable of handling the next order of complexity, and we’re just too dumb or too scared to let them run.
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