March 16, 2022 at 12:38 am #104281aspnazParticipant
A law was passed that would impose 15-year prison sentences for anyone spreading “fake news” about the Ukraine invasion; access was cut to Facebook and Twitter; stations like Echo Moskvi and TV Rain as well as BBC Russia, Radio Liberty, the New Times, Deutsche Welle, Doxa, and Latvia-based Meduza were effectively shut down … requiring news outlets to “use information and data received by them only from official Russian sources.”
Bullseye on the achilles heel! Fake news sources told to use a different source for their fake news, so effectively shut down as western oligarchs will be damed rather than spread “their” fake news.March 16, 2022 at 1:28 am #104282WESParticipant
Today the Donbas militia with a “little” help from their Russian friends, took a town about 8 kilometers from their capital, from which the neo-nazis had been shelling the capital for 8 years. This area was likely the best fortified area of the neo-nazis line along the Donbas border, defended by the best troops in the Ukrainian army. Apparently these Ukrainian troops no longer exist. The Russians are likely sending a message to the rest of the Ukrainian army of what is in store for them. Thus a new tone has been set as of today.March 16, 2022 at 1:45 am #104283WESParticipant
I think with the west unleashing sanctions on Russia, Putin is now playing the commodities game by cutting off many critical exports.
I am now seeing more and more stories in the commodities market about how sudden shortages are causing financial stresses in the west, since commodities are often used as collateral.
We just saw the LME pretend nothing is happening in the nickel market. The Chinese guy still has his nickel shorts. The western banks didn’t dare demand he meet their margin calls because then he would go broke and the western banks would get nothing! So this Chinese guy was smart! If you are going to borrow from a bank, don’t borrow a little, borrow big! Now the banks own the problem! Also being Chinese helped too!
I think we will see more and more margin calls being made. A commodities earthquake is likely just around the corner. Is the Fed ready to play wack-a-mole?
Meanwhile gold keeps falling.March 16, 2022 at 3:08 am #104284Michael ReidParticipant
Right now Wall St. and the Fed have to step in and demand a change at the top of the US government to oust these insane Davos vandals or the US is toast along with the smoking hole that Europe is already.
Perhaps someone can explain what has happened? Have the choices been made and how will that impact life in the west?March 16, 2022 at 4:05 am #104285
this will not turn out well:March 16, 2022 at 4:06 am #104286
very, very thorough from spartacus:March 16, 2022 at 4:12 am #104287ezlxa1949Participant
The Australian aborigines made extensive use of fire for environmental control. They used cool fires to clear undergrowth and repair the land. It seems never to have occurred to them to hew down trees and make large(r) fires out of them. Of course, with little mining or metallurgy at their disposal, there was no need for large fires. Coal was known to them around Newcastle (in NSW), and they used it for domestic fires.
The Sydney Opera House sails are illuminated with blue and orange.March 16, 2022 at 4:17 am #104288March 16, 2022 at 5:07 am #104289Dr D RichParticipant
A modest proposal long overdue.
The U.S. Military should avenge:
A. The humiliation by MBS to its Commander in Chief
B The beheading of the Washington Post’s (CIAs) Khashoggi
C. The 370,000 Yemenis (70% children) murdered by the Saudis
D. The Saudi role in 911.
E. The 1973 Oil Embargo
And “Putinize” MBS and his crew, demonize Saudi Arabians everywhere, strip the Saudis of their land/titles, seize their yachts, repatriate all American oil production assets in the Kingdom and turn over management to Hunter Biden with 10% for the Big Guy.
Let’s see if 3 things happen: 1. whether world opinion amasses against America 2. If any Saudi presents 1/1,000th the resistance as the Ukrainians, Afghans or Yemenis 3. If China, Russia or India oppose the U.S. on the Arabian peninsula or in the court of worldwide opinion.
What better way to comprehensively rehabilitate America’s reputation and institute a new world order worth living.March 16, 2022 at 6:07 am #104290D Benton SmithParticipant
@ThoseDarnedKids ” very, very thorough from spartacus:
We could make an upscale B Movie out of this work and title it ” Spartacus : Vampire Killer ” . Watch in horror as Spartacus drives the stake deeper and deeper into the heart of the blood drinker that has been posing as Government for the past few millennia.
It is too early to claim or proclaim, I know, but the utterly horrifying unconfrontable FACT of the matter, which will eventually be fully documented and recorded by Spartacus for posterity (if there is a posterity) is simply this : There is no government or institution that can save us. Government ITSELF (and all of the formal/official institutions which comprise and support so-called government and/or governance itself) is the villain. It is the villain which has now grown to the levels of power in which it seeks to murder humanity in order to save itself. It is the nature of the beast, and that beast has ZERO intent to save anyone but itself. To save itself it must kill , control or enslave everyone else.
Government and its minions seeks to IMPOSE its will. It proclaims that power to be its moral right and duty , which is of course just total bullshit and lunatic grade crazy.
The idea that anyone has the “right” to force its will upon another, against that other person’s will, is an idea whose time and utility has passed. It was never true, and now the lie of CONTROL OVER OTHERS has finally grown to existentially dangerous proportions. We comply with evil ( or engage in it willfully, ) by personally choosing to do so, not because we are “made” to do so. The very idea that another can get inside your soul and do your choosing for you, is just absurd on its face.
Either humankind evolves to embrace the reality that no one can truly MAKE someone else do anything they have not chosen to do, or humankind perishes.
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