Debt Rattle June 29 2023


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    John Day

    There is no such thing as a Ministry of Truth and why it is important to challenge conventional “wisdom” – A personal view
    Philippe Brouqui, Michel Drancourt, Didier Raoult​ MD​ (journal)​ ​​ ​​​New Microbes and New Infections
    ​ ​To justify censorship, some official statements, such as the FDA’s tweet that “if you are not a horse or cow, do not take ivermectin, which is an animal medicine” are false information. This is obviously not ignorance on the part of the FDA, since it is well known that ivermectin is one of the most widely used human antiparasitic drugs in the world, but rather pure propaganda that legitimizes censorship over the use of ivermectin.
    ​ ​Censorship applies not only in social networks and in the usual media, but also apply in scientific journals. The first article on HCQ efficacy came from China, and we published preliminary results showing a faster decrease of the viral load in patients treated with HCQ combined with azithromycin [2]. Since then, 476 studies testing HCQ, have been released. Only studies reporting a lack of efficacy were published in highly impacted journals. However, these studies conclusions were not supported by the data. The data support a notable difference in favor to HCQ, but it was erroneously concluded that this was not, because this difference was not significant. A scientific impartial conclusion of these studies should have been that HCQ showed positive efficacy, but the inconclusive (not significant) results suggest that the studies might be underpowered.

    John Day

    ​ Mark Crispin Miller , ​Patriot Front unmasked as FEDS pretending to be white supremacists, to help the state crack down on (what they call) “the right”—the latest twist on Operation Gladio, which did that to the left
    ​ ​The FBI is very busy doing with “white supremacy” exactly what it did with “Islamic terrorism,” and, before that, the “communist threat”—i.e., creating the ILLUSION of a clear and present danger​.

    ​ ​FDIC accidentally reveals bailout recipients – Bloomberg​ [“Your tax dollars…”]
    ​ ​The US Federal Deposit Insurance Corporation accidentally released the identities of the Silicon Valley Bank clients it bailed out following the bank’s collapse in March in response to a Freedom of Information Act request, Bloomberg News revealed on Friday.
    ​ ​Upon realizing their mistake, the FDIC reportedly pleaded with Bloomberg to destroy the client list…
    ​..​The SVB clients who recovered their deposits thanks to a “systemic risk exception” declared by the FDIC included Sequoia Capital, the world’s most prominent venture capital firm, with $1 billion stored with the failed bank, and Beijing-based tech firm Kanzhun Ltd, which got its $902.9 million in deposits back. Life sciences startup Altos Labs’ $680.3 million were safe, as were payments startup Marqeta Inc.’s $634.5 million.
    ​ ​SVB’s largest depositor according to the FDIC document was crypto stablecoin company Circle Internet Financial Ltd., which had $3.3 billion in deposits there.

    John Day

    Biden Picks Up After Journalist Calls Secret Burner Phone Revealed In Hunter Scandal
    J​ournalist John Solomon called the phone, and President Joe Biden picked up!
    “One of those documents got leaked to me and it had a cell phone number that Hunter Biden was paying for, so I figured this was my chance. I’ve been trying to get fair comment from Hunter Biden, so I’m gonna call the cell phone!” Solomon told Real America’s Voice. “So I called the cell phone, and guess who picked up the phone? Joe Biden!”
    “Joe Biden! Boy was he shocked when he got – when he picked up the phone and found out it was me,” Solomon continued, adding “He hung up pretty quickly!”

    ​ ​’This Is Not A Normal Court’ – Biden Slams Color-Blind SCOTUS’ Decision To End Affirmative Action​ (Discrimination is discrimination.)
    ​ ​In Thursday’s 6-3 decision (along ideological lines), the justices rejected arguments by Harvard College and the University of North Carolina that their admissions programs are warranted to ensure campus diversity.
    ​ ​The high court majority effectively overturned a 2003 decision, known as Grutter v. Bollinger, that had reaffirmed the right of universities to consider race as one of many admissions factors.
    ​ ​In a concurring opinion, Justice Clarence Thomas said that ruling “is, for all intents and purposes, overruled.”

    Overseas payments to Biden family could exceed $40M, Comer says: ‘This was organized crime’

    John Day

    ​ ​Got Any Nude Selfies? Do You Like Porn? Bill Gates’ Private Office Asked Women Sexually Explicit Questions
    ​ The private office of billionaire Microsoft founder (and Jeffrey Epstein pal) Bill Gates put women through an extensive screening process which included sexually explicit questions in order to determine whether they might be vulnerable to blackmail.

    ​ Thanks for this, Christine. John Helmer has the story of last weekend pretty well fleshed-out here.​
    Political Power Out of the Gun Barrel, Billions of Dollars, Too
    ​ ​When Yevgeny Prigozhin​ ​arrived at Southern Military District headquarters in Rostov, announcing to Lieutenant-General Vladimir Alexeyev that he was on his way Moscow to remove Defense Minister Sergei Shoigu and General Valery Gerasimov, chief of the General Staff, Alexeyev told him “Go get them.”
    ​ ​Prigozhin didn’t take the road to Moscow. The thin column of Wagner men began to disperse enroute, while those who pressed on were stopped at the Oka River. While Prigozhin was announcing, and western media megaphoning, that he had taken control of Rostov, Prigozhin didn’t know that Shoigu was in Rostov; controlled the city; and with the General Staff decided on the tactics which quickly scattered the Wagner forces, halted Prigozhin’s public relations campaign,and cut off his money supply.
    ​ ​For the General Staff, this was a tactic of giving Prigozhin enough rope to hang himself. He did. The General Staff defeated him handily; the military engagement was concluded almost bloodlessly. Politically, the General Staff won much more.
    ​ ​For President Vladimir Putin it was a replay of October 25, 2003. That was the day, at Novosibirsk Airport Mikhail Khodorkovsky (lead image, left), owner of the Yukos oil group, was arrested, charged with fraud, tax evasion, criminal conspiracy, and other offences. That story, and the reorganisation of Yukos under state control, are well-known. Prigozhin’s story is just beginning.​..
    ..To save himself under house arrest in Belarus, Prigozhin has appealed to Putin for release: “we did not aim to overthrow the existing regime and the legitimately elected government.” Prigozhin also wants cash back “so that PMC [private military company] Wagner would continue to work in a legal framework.”
    ​ ​Putin’s answer has been to delegate the political power to the barrel of the gun; that’s the General Staff. The investigation of Prigozhin’s fraud, tax evasion, criminal conspiracy and other offences go now to the security services, the Interior Ministry, and state prosecutors.​..
    ..For a semi-official Russian account of what happened in Rostov when Prigozhin was there last Saturday, read this piece published yesterday in Vzglyad. This reports Shoigu’s presence in the city at the time; the advance knowledge at the General Staff of Prigozhin’s threats, intentions, plans, and force capacities.
    ​ ​The inventory of the initial official searches of Prigozhin’s St Petersburg offices and vehicles uncovered five kilogrammes of cocaine, about Rb4 billion in cash, gold bullion bars, barrels of US dollars, several false passports, pistols, and records of offshore transactions in the Central African Republic and elsewhere. Prigozhin, speaking before Putin made public his comment on stealing, confirmed the cash and told Fontanka, a St. Petersburg publication, he saw “nothing terrible”.


    Alastair Crooke, The Negotiator’s Nightmare (of trying to negotiate a settlement in Ukraine at this point) Thanks Christine.
    ​ ​The western public has not been conditioned to expect the possibility of a stronger Russia emerging. On the contrary, they have endured western ‘experts’ sneering at the Russian military; denigrating the Russian leadership as incompetent; and being presented on their TVs with the ‘horrors’ of the Russian ‘invasion’.
    ​It is – to say the least – a highly adverse environment for any interlocutor to ‘venture foot’. Dr Kissinger (a year ago at Davos) was ‘roasted’ when he tentatively suggested that Ukraine might have to yield up territory to Russia.
    ​ ​What would be the mission? Well, clearly it would be to find that ‘off-ramp’ to which Kissinger alluded. But the first problem would be how to frame a prospective mediator’s mission from the perspective of a U.S. public that has experienced a year of propaganda (much of it delusional) and much of which is hostile towards Moscow (the intended dialogue partner).

    The Negotiator’s Nightmare

    John Day

    Whatever it was preventing the upoad of comments got less restrictive after about 20 minutes…

    MOSCOW, June 29. /TASS/. Two Ukrainian generals and up to 50 officers along with about 20 foreign mercenaries and military advisers were eliminated in Russia’s strike on the Kiev forces’ deployment site in Kramatorsk, Russian Defense Ministry Spokesman Lieutenant-General Igor Konashenkov reported on Thursday.

    “According to the updated information, a June 27 precision strike on the temporary deployment site of the Ukrainian army’s 56th motorized infantry brigade in the city of Kramatorsk eliminated two generals, up to fifty officers of the Ukrainian armed forces and also up to twenty foreign mercenaries and military advisers who participated in a staff meeting,” the spokesman said.
    Now read an different version.
    By Mick Krever, Mariya Knight, Ben Wedeman and AnneClaire Stapleton, CNN

    Russian missiles struck the busy city center of the east Ukrainian city of Kramatorsk and a nearby village on Tuesday, killing at least four people and injuring dozens, according to Ukrainian officials.

    A 17-year-old girl was among those killed, and an eight-month-old baby was among the 42 injured, the Ukrainian Prosecutor General’s Office said.
    Restaurants in the targeted plaza are popular with Kramatorsk residents and with the military; RIA Pizza, one of the establishments, is often frequented by soldiers and journalists.

    Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelensky called the strike on Kramatorsk “a manifestation of terror” in his nightly address on Tuesday and called for a tribunal to try alleged crimes.


    Red said

    Are you fucking kidding me!

    Pedophiles have been inserted into many powerful positions by the Epstein friends, the likes of Bill Gates etc. I have not seen a Disney movie for over 30 years and have maintained that they are perverts. Thanks for providing the proof that I can now send to all my friends who said “Come on, Disney is just changing with the times” to which I replied that pushing LGBT is not changing with the times, it is a plain anti-family agenda designed to destroy society’s core unit so that government can become your family.


    It’s always good to occasionally check in with Ron DeSantis, the Meatball as Trump refers to him.



    lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender (often used to encompass any sexual orientations or gender identities that do not correspond to heterosexual norms).

    I grew up not being afraid to use the words … lesbian, gay, bisexual,


    What will it take for people to see when they are trained from childhood to not see? What monstrosity, what horror will open dead eyes?


    “He who is not angry when there is just cause for anger is immoral. Why? Because anger looks to the good of justice. And if you can live amid injustice without anger, you are immoral as well as unjust.” — Thomas Aquinas


    Over its last one hundred years, the State steadily devalued the currency by 98%
    The high cost of government—particularly, growing entitlements and perpetual warfare, coupled with a diminished number of taxpayers, led the government to massive debt, to the point that it could not be repaid.
    Those citizens that were productive began to exit the country, finding new homes in countries that were not quite so sophisticated but offered better prospects for the future.
    The decline in the value of the currency resulted in ever-increasing prices of goods, so much so that the purchase of them became a hardship to the people. By governmental edict, wage and price controls were established, forcing rises in wages whilst capping the amount that vendors could charge for goods.
    The result was that vendors offered fewer and fewer goods for sale, as the profit had been eliminated.
    If the reader is a citizen of the EU or US, the above history may seem quite familiar, with the one exception that strict wage and price controls have not (yet) been implemented. Still, the history is accurate; it is the history of Rome.

    The Roman denarius pictured above features the profile of the emperor Diocletian, circa 301 AD, at the time when he issued the edict mentioned above. Like the US dollar that followed 1700 years later, the denarius was the most recognised and most respected currency of its day, as it was almost 100% silver. However, it was steadily devalued by successive emperors during the Era of Inflation from 193 to 293 AD. This was done by diminishing the amount of silver in the coin until it was made entirely of base metal, with a thin silver wash. Just as the US Federal Reserve devalued the US dollar 98% between 1913 and 2023, Rome devalued the denarius over a similar period of time.

    Still, there will be those who will claim that, as the dollar is the world’s default currency, it must regain its former strength.

    I’m afraid not. In 193 AD, the denarius enjoyed a similar position to that of the US dollar today. Yet, having been devalued, it never regained its worth—in fact, not to this very day, even as a relic. The denarius pictured above was recently offered on eBay for the ‘Buy Now’ price of $28.80. Not a very impressive increase in value for a coin that has survived for 1700 years.

    History Repeats
    We would like to think that, even though some current governments are following the Roman road to ruin with remarkable similarity, the outcome will somehow be brighter—that we will not witness the Fall of the Empire in our modern world. Surely, this time around, political leaders will ‘do the right thing,’ and place their own personal ambitions below the need to salvage the mess that they have created.

    Again, I’m afraid not. As stated in Kershner’s First Law, historically,

    “When a self-governing people confer upon their government the power to take money from some and give it to others, the process will not stop until the last bone of the last taxpayer is picked bare.”

    Here’s a similar insight, this time from G. Edward Griffin:

    “When it is possible for people to vote on issues involving the transfer of wealth to themselves from others, the ballot box becomes a weapon with which the majority plunders the minority. That is the point of no return, the point where the doomsday mechanism begins to accelerate until the system self-destructs. The plundered grow weary of carrying the load and eventually join the plunderers. The productive base of the economy diminishes further and further until only the state remains.”

    Still, it will be argued that modern political leaders have the histories of previous empires to look back on and will therefore not repeat their mistakes. But, again, this is not the case. There have always been those who warned the State away from this pattern of self-destruction, as the following quote, attributed to Cicero, 55 BC, attests:

    “The budget should be balanced, the Treasury should be refilled, public debt should be reduced, the arrogance of officialdom should be tempered and controlled, and the assistance to foreign lands should be curtailed lest Rome become bankrupt. People must again learn to work, instead of living on public assistance.”

    The pattern has existed for over 2000 years, and historically, empires have followed the pattern to ruin with extraordinary consistency, regardless of warnings.

    Continuing Examples

    When in Rome

    John Day

    Noirette wrote: “The good news is that US hegemony is crumbling.”

    I read: “The good news is that US econmy is crumbling”, and I took it to mean the same thing…

    John Day

    Good links, Red: The Carthaginian wheat and the Spanish silver mines gave out, and corruption-alone couldn’t feed the masses or pay the army without them.
    Yeah, it’s still similar…

    John Day

    Thanks for the Kramatorsk follow up, Zerosum. It wasn’t the pizza place but the high rise hotel attached to it and full of Ukrainian army that got hit. I’m sorry regular people were eating piizza and working there.


    Late night ramblings….
    Boncuklu Tarla. Older than Göbekli Tepe.
    And what’s this I read about an ancient civilization in the Grand Canyon. (ZH comment)? I haven’t found links…

    Why must they lie about where we have been?
    Why is the quest for our history a sin?

    What in our nature compels us to crave
    Creatures or objects that we can enslave?

    This latest sunspot was a doozy- big, and fast. I wish someone would address why recent sunspots lately are hitting both north and south solar hemispheres equally. This makes the 25th cycle unusual, as usually there’s a preference..


    “He who is not angry when there is just cause for anger is immoral. Why? Because anger looks to the good of justice. And if you can live amid injustice without anger, you are immoral as well as unjust.” — Thomas Aquinas

    That’s a keeper.


    Think about the possibility that the USA chose a new battle ground against Russia/Putin.leaders.

    A purge is a position removal or execution of people who are considered undesirable by those in power from a government, another organization, their team leaders, or society as a whole. A group undertaking such an effort is labeled as purging itself. Purges can be either nonviolent or violent, with the former often resolved by the simple removal of those who have been purged from office, and the latter often resolved by the imprisonment, exile, or murder of those who have been purged.[1]


    Wet dream
    According to the EU top diplomat, a deep analysis of the recent events is required and all European intelligence services are currently analyzing the aftermath of the mutiny, which, according to Borrell, has “weakened” the Russian leadership.

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