June 3, 2022 at 8:47 am #108964Raúl Ilargi MeijerKeymaster
Carl Bloch The transfiguration c1865 • The East Grows Stronger While The West Gets Weaker (ZH) • Zelensky Says Russia Controls A Fifth Of Ukrai
[See the full post at: Debt Rattle June 3 2022]June 3, 2022 at 9:24 am #108965V. ArnoldParticipant
I dunno between the Belgian Malinois and the Carl Bloch The transfiguration c1865
They’re both so awesome…
IMO, Carl Bloch The transfiguration is beyond words…and true to what I’ve read of the actual event…
Damn, that dog is just incredible…June 3, 2022 at 10:33 am #108966boilingfrogParticipant
That dog really is amazing. Scratching my head with how a human would communicate such lessons to a dog.
And I’m still scratching my head over the argument “intentional versus incompetence” with regard to world events. Covid, monkeypox, “vaccines”, Ukraine, energy embargoes, elections, food plant fires, fertilizers, WEF…
I mean, each could be an island of incompetence unto itself, or… the Dr. Evil clip comes to mind… the enormity of that is, well, ‘enormous’.
In a potential analogy: “evolution or creation – either is miraculous”June 3, 2022 at 10:49 am #108967teriParticipant
Boy, here’s some right-in-your-face shit: after getting the EU to commit economic suicide by sanctioning Russian oil (following orders from their “ally”, the US), Joe Biden now says that the US can benefit from the reduced prices that Russia will surely have to offer in order to sell their oil. I guess the US is going to end its own embargo of Russian oil and LNG soon; certainly before the mid-terms.
I wonder if anyone in the EU is paying attention. Biden is flatly laying out how they were just sold down the river in this US game and he is more or less gloating about it. For its part, Russia responded by saying they won’t sell without a profit and will find the profit in whatever markets that the demand for oil products opens up – a remark which very subtly points out that this whole shit-show has sent prices up, and the US won’t be getting bargain basement pricing after instigating the whole thing.June 3, 2022 at 11:29 am #108968Dr. DParticipant
“Canadian Bank Apologizes to Freedom Convoy Protest Participant for Freezing His Account”
And? Money talks. Bulls—t walks. You’re going to do what to assure me this never happens for the rest of our natural lives?
That’s right: nothin’. Here’s a kick in the teeth. You’ll get nothing and like it. Sell every one of these guys within an inch of their lives.
“US to Sell Ukraine Advanced Drones Armed with Hellfire Missiles in Coming Days”
Can’t wait. Since nothing is flying from coast to coast, can’t wait to see what Russia does to them. Like “Top Gun: Maverick’s” airplane, the drones are like generations old. Of course the Top Gun jet is thirty years OLDER than it was OLD back when the first movie was shot.
“Russia Uses Chinese Ships and Indian Refiners to
Stay Ahead ofMake More Money than Evah During Oil Sanctions”
Thanks Europe! You’re footin’ the bill. You’re the one who won’t buy. Putin’s just rolling in swimming pools full of your money. And they keep the oil!
“Prices don’t have any relationship with supply and demand,” Draghi has said.”
Now that prices are high, lo! Suddenly the market isn’t doing proper price discovery! How about that? We’ve been saying that for years. This is part of a plan to get Russia to send oil for free by using price caps. Europe as a block will say, “We’re only paying $80.” That’s it. That’s the whole plan. To me it sounds like they’re planning on rigging prices to $80 in their zone, then telling Russia that’s the Russian price. Good luck.
Then they can blame greedy capitalists and small business and run them out of town and steal all their stuff!! While making shortages worse and killin’ more people! Genius!
“ “Countries that oppose [the idea] defend the concept of a free market … this free market has allowed gas prices to increase five or six-fold without there being a real physical reason, for example a shortage, which has affected the cost of electricity.”
You mean like Tesla being larger/higher than all car companies combined? That kind of market-rigging? Or silver under production price for 40 years? Like that? Or milk so low Wisconsin dumps it? Or like an asteroid hit the earth, dininn do nothin’, and not a war we caused? Do wars cause high gas prices, Mr. Cigolani? Nope. They cause low prices according to him. Does refusing to buy fuel cause domestic shortages? Nope, according to him.
“Universal Basic Income? IMF Calls for Governments to Subsidize Food and Energy”
High prices got you down? Print more money!
“US Engaged in “Offensive” Cyber Ops Against Russia in Ukraine: NSA Director”
And missile drones, And medium-range missiles, And full 100% satellite intel. We’re in the war. Does being in a hot war with a nuclear power cause high gas prices for the people? Apparently.
Armenio: Since God and I are one, ultimately one consciousness, obviously then my will and God’s will are one. Therefore I would not have free will. But since God and I are one, I have the same free will God has, as a part and subset of him, and therefore have total free will. What you’re suffering from is an illusion of separation, that you’re not part of the universe, not made up of the one Consciousness that all reality is made of. This causes endless myriad problems and contradictions. Call things by their right names and there are no contradictions. Would that be “Eternal Dissatisfaction” because God wishes to move? I don’t motivate solely from hate, more often I desire or explore, curious about “What next?” “What’s this?” “What happens?”
Still down, thinking about back when the Left used to not be violently pro-war:
“Take all the money that you need for school and To keep the street people in outta the cold.
Spend it on a weapon you can never use, Make the world an offer that they can’t refuse.
Open up the door and let the shark men feed, Hoover of the future in the land of greed,
Sell the Pondarosa to the Japanese, Slap leather, head for that line of trees, yeah.
Slap leather. go on, run. just about to go myself.
Turn the whole wide world into a TV show, So its just the same game wherever you go.
You never meet a soul that you don’t already know, One big advertisement for the status quo.
As if these celebrities were you close friends, As if you knew how the story ends
As if you ain’t sittin’ in a room alone And there was somebody real at the other end of the phone, yeah!
Squibnocket, PHONE SEX!
Just about to dial your number.
Get all worked up so we could go to war, We’d find something worth a’ killin’ for.
Tie a yellow ribbon around your eyes, Big Mac falafel and a side of fries, yeah!
Big Mac falafel, Stormin’ Norman, I just a’ love a parade!
Big Mac falafel.
Just about to dial myself.” –James TaylorJune 3, 2022 at 11:44 am #108969Dr. DParticipant
The backlash to the gender confusion and attacks on “heteronormative” will be epic and drive the culture back into a male chauvinism and a disgust of non-hetero expression again. That’s one reason I’m so against it. Look, if you go on about it like this, just expressing, trampling raw power, the same bad power-oppression you said the other guy did, that thing that was bad, wrong, and reprehensible when it was done to you, you’re going to get all your, my, gay friends killed. They’re going to have to go back underground. But that won’t happen for 10-20 years, so you don’t care? You’re putting a big target on them that won’t appear til then? Wth kind of sense does that make? We got to a very nice point where no one cared, no one was grinding you about not being man enough, where you could do what you want, even live with your same-sex spouse. And the appalling overreach is going to undo all that. Gay, etc, historically might be 3%. Perhaps they’re drugging people right now, with soy, BPA, other hormones to make it 6%. But the jocks are like 20%. And the normal guys are like 20%. Is it too difficult to say don’t antagonize people who will discover great joy and amusement in shoving you in a locker? What do you get out of it? Go hang out with your friends and a wine-and-theatre party. Leave them alone. They’re so self-interested and short-sighted that they’ll forget you exist and leave you alone too. Like bears or something. Don’t poke them.
I say it — anti-Wokeness which can even be construed as anti-gay — because A) their premise is illogical and that bugs me, but B) I can see it coming to a bad end and probably already has.
And C) like Phoenix, I feel that many people act like a brain-in-a-jar, alienated from life, nature, and their body, and if they looked deep, they would see and integrate with the body and expression they physically have. That is, when they really got down to it, they would find that being a man, or woman, fits them better than the contrary for many reasons, but not the least of which is if that’s your plumbing, your actual, physical reality, then it’s better to capitalize on the powers and strengths you were born with and already have, than to start from zero and attempt to entirely re-fabricate ones you don’t and have no affinity for.
It would be like being an intellectual by nature, then discarding and refusing it, pointedly not reading books, not talking to people, and having to spend 9 hours a day working out and punching, wrestling with other men to be a tough guy instead. Knowing at any moment your intelligence might pop up and ruin the whole thing. Suppress, suppress! Why would you do that? If nothing else, the stress and constant vigilance will make you unhappy. People are like this, women for instance who had a bad childhood, can’t trust, etc. but it can and often happens that they finally meet the right man, or something similar, their womanhood opens up, and unlike being a tough, hard, unfeeling, brain like the men are, they find themselves more relaxed, loving, and open at last, as women are. And then, in counterintuitive way, their openness, what they thought was being vulnerable makes them happy and safe instead. They may have never known, and how would they? That is, you accept what really was your inner nature, your self. Connecting to it gives you power far beyond the intellect, brain, ego you thought was so important, that you thought was your only self. In reality, your ego is like an oil-slick on a puddle, a mile wide and one inch deep. Reality is everything NOT in your brain.
Everyone can orient themselves toward these things, towards whatever they want. Certainly I can. You can force it as you can make yourself learn times tables or the name of every actor on Friends. But there is a secret, invisible underlying reality that puts you into your deeper power. As far as I can tell, that does mostly correspond to your actual gender, when you understand, accept, and integrate it. …But not always, of course.
So it has many fronts. Aside from making a fad of forced child sterilization, it creates massive unnecessary confusion, enormous distress, alienates people from themselves, causes mental disorders, destroys others and families because of it, wastes time and attention when the whole culture is under attack, screws up children in nearly irreversible ways, but most importantly de-powers us by cutting us off from Nature, our own natures, and therefore God. It’s #AntiLogos and #AntiGod, although you can’t understand the depth of meaning of this without the long paragraphs above. They are against Physics, Nature, Reality, Harmony, rest, contentment, peace, and God. That is their religion of Ego. THEY are the “Eternal Dissatisfaction”. This gender attack ticks all of the boxes so they would get to it like moths to a flame. …And jsut as we’ve seen in other cultures over and over. This symptom shows they’ve radically and dangerously cut themselves off from nature and self, and therefore their inner power collapses. When that happens, they are conquered from the fringes, from “outside”, from people who are NOT in rebellion against nature and themselves. In my estimation, this is purposefully engineered to do so right now. The U.S. is supposed to lose, and follow the 1917 Russian revolution and return to the USSR, erasing the Enlightenment and Human Rights worldwide. Just one front in the inner collapse.
So it’s difficult to tell kids what to do about that. There are no landmarks as these things are all invisible and no person can know and tell others who they need to be. So you can certainly say the body they are in is amazing and precious and they should exalt that one for what it is first, rather than hating it, being dissatisfied, and wanting something else. It’s sort of required.
If you only had a 2001 Neon with bad shocks, you should still learn to drive that one out to the edge like an expert, and it will teach you so much better how to be an driver than getting in a Ferrari your daddy bought from the doctor. And in fact, what you’d have is a ‘01 Neon with a second-hand Ferrari hood welded on top which looks pretty disturbing to everyone else, who will think you’re a weirdo while you think you’re cool. You might find like the 1964 Monte Carlo that that silly Mini Cooper you started with actually wins the race hands down if you use it right. You win the prize. Everybody adores you. They coo over your lines. Whole books are written when you thought your body was stupid, slow, ugly failure like a Yugo. Don’t toss it away. You are who you are. I say that since it took me a long time to come into my power and figure out how to come into my true gender: “Brainiac”. (Just kidding, being a man is good, but you have to deal both with its strengths and many weaknesses. Esp when society gives you a one-word instruction manual for it: “GFY” The book has a post script though: “I hope you die.”)June 3, 2022 at 12:56 pm #108970
Thanks for that Dr. D,
God is a paradox (not really)
Life is a mystery (thank God)
Man chooses to create hell on earth.June 3, 2022 at 1:07 pm #108971KassandraParticipant
women for instance who had a bad childhood, can’t trust, etc. but it can and often happens that they finally meet the right man, or something similar, their womanhood opens up, and unlike being a tough, hard, unfeeling, brain like the men are, they find themselves more relaxed, loving, and open at last, as women are. And then, in counterintuitive way, their openness, what they thought was being vulnerable makes them happy and safe instead. They may have never known, and how would they? That is, you accept what really was your inner nature, your self. Connecting to it gives you power far beyond the intellect, brain, ego you thought was so important, that you thought was your only self. In reality, your ego is like an oil-slick on a puddle, a mile wide and one inch deep. Reality is everything NOT in your brain.
@Dr D – This exactly, 100%. I lived it. I was an extreme tomboy because of it. Rude, crude, tougher than anyone. If I were a child today of some woke idiot I be “trans” without a doubt. Thank God I learned to love myself and connect with who I am. What a nightmare I was saved from.
My husband’s old co-worker died suddenly this past weekend. Middle aged and uber fit and healthy. Most certainly vaxxed and boosted as it’s a requirement at the job, it’s why we left our jobs and moved 1000 miles. Chest pains at work on Friday. Found dead Monday. I now know of at least half a dozen middle aged men that have died suddenly this past year. I’m not saying I have never heard of it before, but so many so close to me in such a short period of time? And I also know many women with “mystery illnesses” that are killing them. Seems men are just keeling over, and women dying slow deaths, all around me. Maybe it’s just that I’m now middle ages and notice?June 3, 2022 at 1:54 pm #108972
Regarding the theorized decline and fall of Davos Man I have a few stern comments.
First and foremost would be these two conjoined supplication to the Almighty: “Oh, that it were so!”, and, “Then again, on second thought, maybe not.”
Next would be that we haven’t seen the back of Davos Man quite yet. There’s a gun fight still scheduled for High Noon out on Main Street. Be there or be square.
And lastly, my advice to all who would heed it (all others are invited to go fly a kite) : Be not too eager for the end of conflict. The end of conflict is what Davos Man envisions. I would remind everyone who gives a damn that the “end of conflict” . . . . . . is the end.June 3, 2022 at 2:09 pm #108973my parents said knowParticipant
Wishes for the internet:
I wish all articles were dated, with the year included.
I wish all graphs would have X and Y axes meet at ZERO and those axes would be clearly labelled.
Joke from over at ZH: I used to drink brake fluid, but I stopped.
“You’re putting a big target on them…” Absolutely. And I’ve haven’t seen the word “overreach ” used so aptly in a long time.
From over at Rintrah, his take on transgenderism, with a mean-spirited commenter expressing what that backlash may look like.June 3, 2022 at 2:24 pm #108974OroborosParticipant
The Ukronazis are selling Javelins on the dark web for 30k a pop.
So all the ‘military aid’ that the Empire of Lies and Eurotardistan are sending is now being pawned off for other terrorist organizations around the globe.
Go team go!June 3, 2022 at 2:30 pm #108975zerosumParticipant
I’ve heard talk that the mentally unstable people would not be allowed to posses guns.
I’ve heard democrats call all republicans mentally unstableJune 3, 2022 at 2:42 pm #108976
How poetically fitting to the current state of chaos of this hyper-technicalized little world of ours that the NEXT “Shot Heard Round The World” will be in the form of an e-mail instead of a musket ball.
The payment of values, the expressed ideas of commanders, the strategizing, the orders & compliance reports, the commanding orders of supreme importance (shockingly psychopathic in substance), and even that soon to be issued CRUCIAL commanding order that irrevocably ignites the grand finale . . . . . all of them . . . . . every missive that matters . . . . was sent via e-mail or its equivalent.
Therefore the entity (the “someones”) which controls those ephemeral electrons (and the network of systems they all run on) pretty much runs the whole show.
(and anyone who thinks that the persons whose LIFEBLOOD is those systems do not know EVERYTHING permitted to be transmitted through those systems . . . . . . is indescribably stupid.)
And we don’t REALLY know who that is or precisely quite how it’s down.
“Someone” is leading, they’re doing such a piss poor job that it’s about to get us all killed, and we don’t honestly know who they are.
Does that fairly describe it?June 3, 2022 at 3:33 pm #108977Mr. HouseParticipantJune 3, 2022 at 3:59 pm #108978
@MrHouse regarding the article, “PAUSE FOR THOUGHT: MONEY WITHOUT VALUE IN A RAPIDLY DISINTEGRATING WORLD”
Thanks for the link. That is a very good read. To go on keeping the mostly useless crap in our lives, we have to make the crap even more useless, and make more of it. I think that there may be an important lesson in morals and logic in there somewhereJune 3, 2022 at 4:18 pm #108979
Have you noticed that the tide has turned? There are distinctly increased number of sleepish folks starting to wake up and smell the cordite, and more wakeful folks becoming downright alert. Also notice that there is pretty much nobody deciding that now would be a good time to take a break and go catch some shuteye.June 3, 2022 at 5:15 pm #108980NoiretteParticipant
(phoenix v. on prev thread, yes.)
This brief vid. 1.37 min of Oleksiy Arestovych in 2019, questioned about the future events in Ukr. is v. interesting, prescient.
eng subs. https://bit.ly/3andunw (you tube)
He is at present an advisor for Zelensky.
His wiki entry (he is into all kinds of stuff! have a look..) mentions this 2019 prediction.
here the original footage, March 2019, 13 mins long. (Not trans. anywhere afaik.)
https://bit.ly/3MgZ996 (mainstream Russian TV afaik)June 3, 2022 at 6:48 pm #108981OroborosParticipant
So the goal is to de-industrialize Germany, the only truly productive manufacturing concern in Eurotardistan®, and give all the manufacturing to China and their Asian allies.
With the sanctions induced price increases in fuel and food for Germany, they will be totally noncompetitive to China for any manufactured product.
China will eat their lunch.
Once you’ve broken Germany’s back, the other EU ‘countries’, if you can even call them that, will follow into medieval subjugation and become their destiny of agrarian feudal slave plantations, dominated by third world immigrants who are used to taking orders from tyrants. Perfect.
The native EU population’s birth rate will drop to near zero, especially with the Vax sterilizing huge portions of the present adult population and even more importantly, the next generation of young gender confused, vaxed to the max, and unused to any kind of manual labor.
Gonna be a Big Wakeup Shock.
Eurotardistan® is gonna be pickin’ cotton from now on.
Totally dependent on wildly over priced Empire of Lies LNG and wheat.
Cold, dark, long painful winters followed by summer blackouts and heatwaves.
Sign me up!June 3, 2022 at 7:27 pm #108983
(11 months before invasion)
“We tend to repeat what worked. Political scientists call it “path-dependence.” Finding himself now in what could be a tighter bind, politically and economically, than in 2012-13 and with the “Crimean consensus” eroding, Putin may reach for that which has done very well by him in the past: short victorious wars.”
(4 months before invasion)
“Ukraine is considering several scenarios for the development of the military situation and carries out strategic planning in case it has to repel a full-scale invasion of the aggressor. Oleksiy Arestovich, advisor to the head of the President’s Office, speaker of the Ukrainian side in the Trilateral Contact Group, spoke about this on the air of the Ukraine 24 TV channel.”June 3, 2022 at 7:28 pm #108984
(3 months before invasion)
“We don’t know what President Putin’s intentions are. But we do know what’s happened in the past. We know the playbook of trying to cite some illusory provocation from Ukraine or any other country and using that as an excuse for what Russia plans to do all along,”
(3 months before invasion)
“Russia has concentrated about one hundred thousand troops near the borders of Ukraine and is preparing an attack early next year. Kirill Budanov, the head of the Main Intelligence Directorate of the Ministry of Defense of Ukraine, spoke about this in an interview with the Military Times.”June 3, 2022 at 7:29 pm #108985
(2 months before invasion)
“The eight-point draft treaty was released by Russia’s foreign ministry as its forces massed within striking distance of Ukraine’s borders. Moscow said ignoring its interests would lead to a “military response” similar to the Cuban missile crisis of 1962.”
(3 months after invasion)
Ukraine will be able to go on the offensive against Russia between late May and mid-June, thanks to weapons supplied by the U.S. and European countries, an adviser to Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelenskyy has said.
[..] “Decisive fighting,” as Zelenskyy put it, over the Donbas region in eastern Ukraine is expected to begin soon. Ukraine will be able to form units for its offensive as tanks, long-range artillery and other weapons will begin to arrive from the U.S. and Europe in mid-May, Arestovich said.
[..] Arestovich referred to three scenarios for the war. One is the “liberalization of locations occupied by Russian forces” in a month or two as a result of the Ukrainian troops’ efforts to push the invaders back. In the second scenario, Russia promptly mobilizes reserves, delaying the launch of Ukraine’s counteroffensive. The third sees progress in cease-fire negotiations following a halt to Russia’s attacks on Ukraine.June 3, 2022 at 7:46 pm #108986boscohorowitzParticipant
A note for WES:
You enjoyed my take on Santa. I’ve finally gotten well enough to carry it forward a long ways and should have it wrapped it ere long. But if you’re interested, email me at [email protected], and I’ll send you the first 60 pages. It being a book about Xmas, it of course will probably be finished on July 4th, a calendric antipode away from Yuletide.
Either way, be well, old man, and kiss a maple tree for me, pls! 🙂June 3, 2022 at 7:48 pm #108987
The Ukrainian military “dragged” Russian troops into a trap in Severodonetsk. The enemy suffers losses and receives hard counterattacks.
Aleksey Arestovich, the adviser to the head of the President’s Office, said this on his Facebook page.
“I recently spoke here about the enemy’s increased operational and tactical skills – the Russian troops. And now – watch your hands. We dragged the Russian troops into a trap in Severodonetsk, pretending to” surrender “the city,” he wrote.
According to Arestovich, now the Russian command is in shock. The Russians reported about the “capture” of Severodonetsk, and now they have received a tough counterattack from the Armed Forces of Ukraine. “The defenders of Ukraine are now liquidating Moscow comrades,” the adviser to the head of the Presidential Office noted, even though the occupiers have superiority in aviation and artillery.June 3, 2022 at 8:05 pm #108988cloudhiddenParticipant
“The first panacea for a mismanaged nation is inflation of the currency; the second is war.”
Here we are…..againJune 3, 2022 at 8:32 pm #108989
(Being reported, but not sufficiently confirmed yet)
“According to Haidai, the Russian army suffers significant losses in the regional center. “And the ‘Donetsk People’s Republic’ refuses to fight for the ‘Luhansk People’s Republic’,” he said.”June 3, 2022 at 8:38 pm #108990
Russian media hair on fire.
Russian lawmaker on state TV claims that the people he meets are neatly divided in two categories: those that want war and those that want bigger war: "Let's move on Berlin, London and Washington!" He also has some expletive-ridden comments about our deliveries of weapons.
— Julia Davis (@JuliaDavisNews) June 3, 2022June 3, 2022 at 9:12 pm #108991
@VP Gary: I’m glad you liked the angel-on-shoulder analogy, Brother. Sign of a “healthy ego”.
Dr. D said (amongst other things): “Armenio: Since God and I are one, ultimately one consciousness, obviously then my will and God’s will are one. Therefore I would not have free will. But since God and I are one, I have the same free will God has, as a part and subset of him, and therefore have total free will. What you’re suffering from is an illusion of separation, that you’re not part of the universe, not made up of the one Consciousness that all reality is made of. This causes endless myriad problems and contradictions.”
Well, I’m not beating-a-dead-horse to point out that if we are something like characters in a dream in the mind of God, and even if everything within a dream is a manifestation of the consciousness of the dreamer, we can still deny that and be oblivious to it. We have that much “free will”.
@Dr.D & Kassandra: When I was a third year medical student, at the end of my Obstetrics/GYN rotation, we all gave presentations. Mine was on Natural Childbirth, almost fringe and edgy, but I got my rotation in Austin, and the Department head, Dr. Weinberg was really hip and cool, and I knew I could do it. I was graded well.
Paul Weinberg was wonderful, board certified in Psych and OB/GYN and could take out GYN cancers covered in a pool of blood, as if he could see clearly.
It was hard for me to recall what I gave my talk on just now, but I suspect everybody STILL remembers (from 1985) that a male and female class member (cis-gendered, as far as I know) performed this duet.
There was not a dry eye in the room, including Dr. Weinberg!
June 3, 2022 at 9:29 pm #108992
@Mr.House: Thanks for this.
It opens thusly: “The acceleration of the “emergency paradigm” since 2020 has a simple yet widely disavowed purpose: to conceal socioeconomic collapse.”
@All-Y’all: I trained that dog! (Sorry, confabulating again…)
@Oroboros, who said: “The Ukronazis are selling Javelins on the dark web for 30k a pop. Sweet.”
NEVAH PAY RETAIL!
@Ilargi and “Science Girl”: I got paid to be a genetic donor in Med School.
“Aigs”, as we call them here, flooded my swimmers with their best chemoattractants.
I was told with a wink that I was considered to be “a proven donor”.
Jenny and I got married right after I finished my third year of med school. she supported me for my last year. She made me give up that part-time job…
Later, we did ok on our own. (Holly, Steve, Jim and Amber)June 3, 2022 at 9:45 pm #108993
@Boscohorowitz: “Christmas comes early.”
@Teri, regarding this:
Biden hints at benefits from EU’s Russian oil embargo
Discounted Russian crude could be bought by the US to mitigate the gas price hike
Naah, Nobody’s THAT Stupid.
@Chooh: Sound like Russians are getting war-fever, at least from that link.
First We Take Manhattan (then we take Berlin)
@D. Benton Smith: i sure feel it, and when I mention it to people, they are often eager to tell me their feelings and observations. (Plus, I’m up over 750 subscribers to my blog now.)June 3, 2022 at 9:50 pm #108994
@Ilargi: About that disability graph. It was another form of stimulus.
It started in 2020. ALL of the applications for SSDI started getting processed and APPROVED.
I never saw anything like it.
It had to be completely intentional.
I do not know whose decision it was or how many desired or undesired effects it may be having.June 3, 2022 at 10:03 pm #108995willemParticipant
What I heard about SSDI was that a lot of people that could no longer qualify for extended unemployment benefits were trying to go on long term disability, and many of those applications got approved.
“The acceleration of the “emergency paradigm” since 2020 has a simple yet widely disavowed purpose: to conceal socioeconomic collapse.”
I found that this said it all in a nutshell. Anyone interested in diving deeper into this idea of governing by emergency might be interested in reading Giorgio Agamben’s “State of Exception” and/or his more recent “Where Are We Now? The Epidemic as Politics.”June 3, 2022 at 10:03 pm #108996
Regarding Queen Elizabeth’s 70 years as Queen of the Realm, and Prince Chuck’s seeming lack of suitability 9in the eyes of many).
A hope remains, though unspoken-of: Simon Dorante-Day, Chuck and Camilla’s teenage love-child
and his lovely wife:
Dr Elvianna Dorante-Day (PhD Public Health) is of both Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander descent. She is married to Simon Charles Dorante-Day who has long claimed to be the son of Prince Charles and Camilla Parker Bowles.June 4, 2022 at 12:35 am #108997Veracious PoetParticipant
The Narrative…June 4, 2022 at 1:17 am #108998aspnazParticipant
@Dr D said
The backlash to the gender confusion and attacks on “heteronormative” will be epic and drive the culture back into a male chauvinism and a disgust of non-hetero expression again.
As has been the way at the fall of every empire. The “tolerance” of depravity has been a symptom of the death of civilizations from Greece to USA. The rapid swing to intolerance is needed to correct the sinking ship: the focus will return to what is needed to build a successful society. First. you need successful families as the foundation, so the focus on families will be forced by forcing people back into their gender roles. This is nature and I welcome the return to basics, not some mythical idealist “better” that they keep whining on about.
I also hope that the prevalance of city living is destroyed to make way for a preference for village living where everybody gets to benefit from the so-far-illusionary benefits of automation that reduce our working week. I fear that the money changers will not welcome that improvement to society and the inherent empowering of people through community.June 4, 2022 at 1:41 am #108999
New Michael Hudson interview is up on The Saker:June 4, 2022 at 2:05 am #109000Michael ReidParticipant
This would be differentJune 4, 2022 at 2:43 am #109001V. ArnoldParticipant
This would be different
I find the refrain; “nobody wants nuclear war” highly disturbing because the mere mention allows for the possibiliy…
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