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    Hieronymous Bosch The Haywain Triptych c.1516   • UK Court To Issue Ruling On Julian Assange Extradition Tuesday Morning (ZH) • Trump Bond Reduce
    [See the full post at: Debt Rattle March 26 2024]


    Republicans against Trump

    Wow, so is this a positive feel-good account or the account of a droaning moaning wanker with TDS? To dedicate your time to such an account tells us so much about the sad owner and so little about Trump.


    Looks like Assange won this hearing …

    Apologies to those not allowed to read al Jazeera.


    The UK will continue to persecute Assange … no change.

    Dr. D

    “Trump Bond Reduced To $175 Million At 11th Hour”

    “We Make S—t Up!” Why not $11 Million then? Why not 90 days from now?

    “Watch: Huge Bridge In Baltimore Collapses After Container Ship Strike

    Hey, you remember that GPS spoofing Russia was doing? Fun times! That’s what happens when you put your entire society on one platform. But I have a solution: MORE computers. MORE monopolies enforced by Federal mandate.

    “Baltimore City Implodes: Police Force Collapses, Only Three Officers Patrolled Major District 

    Vote Blue! We show our support for black people who are doing just GREAT!!!! …Compared to New Hampshire, or nearby Ocean City. Those are red and thereby evil, racist places…who save Black people and punish crimes committed against them.

    “Government Funded Study Claims Shakespeare Made Theater “Too White, Male, And Cisgender”

    From a guy in 1600AD with BLACK main characters, JEWISH main characters, WOMEN main characters, and non-stop cross-dressing.

    Boy I’m glad we got an “Expert” to chime in on this. Ah, Science: Popularity contest for ugly people.

    “The Democrats were prepared to climax today – anticipating a huge Trump loss in his civil fraud case today. Their bubbles burst when his bond was slashed… and he ended up making billions.”

    It’s almost like they’re not in control and running things…

    “Jonathan Karl says Tucker Carlson told him Trump is ‘far more radical’ on Ukraine than he lets on in public:”

    “Radical” = “let’s not start WWIII.” How DARE he??? Anyway now I’ll have to vote for him. Thanks for letting me know, “RpsAgainstTrump”. Me and like most of the rest of the nation. So your plan is we should NOT stop fentanyl, NOT secure the border, NOT clean up Ohio, but spend all that money defending a place we don’t care about and will never visit? Golly, why is a position like that unpopular? All racist, I guess. Against White Europeans in the East.

    WSJ stats = Woke.

    I don’t say that in the general sense, although it’s true, I say that in the “Hey we’ve got 90% of this market, like in Comic book movies, so how do we expand to get Moar? I know! Let’s take money from the CIA! Let’s ignore the 90% (aka “our whole audience”) and try to claim this 2% market waaaaaaay over here.”

    You win! Win-win-#Winning! #TigerBlood! You WON the 2%!!!! Stellar, amazing, stunning and brave! …Um, one thing: YOU LOST THE 90% YOU ORIGINALLY HAD. Aka, “Your whole audience.” Goes for Disney, goes for Marvel, goes for Bud, and goes for YOU.

    “The ruling will come at about the time I post this. Say a prayer for Julian.
    • UK Court To Issue Ruling On Julian Assange Extradition Tuesday Morning (ZH)

    The “Right to a speedy trial.” I don’t know if they have the equivalent in England. But this is why WE have it. Also must be in the location of crime, no district-shopping.

    “On Tuesday London’s High Court will finally rule on the fate of WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange.”

    Are you sure? Because I remember like 10 “final” rulings so far. UK doesn’t want him here, bc he’d go before Congress.

    “Trump said “it’s none of your business” before opening up”

    Saying one sentence is not “Opening up”. Words have meanings. Just like Meghan Markle doesn’t “Break her silence.” She never shuts up, so she would have to be silent first, and that would be news.

    I get so tried, every sentence, every header, is a lie. “It’s Happening!” “I’m Done.” “It’s Over”. “10 Tricks Local Housewives Turn”

    “Throw the entire case out.”

    Speaking of Lies, Tim Pool had to cover the NY Times again yesterday, talking about “The Trial”. NO. THERE WAS NO TRIAL. Words have meanings. Engoron issued a SUMMARY JUDGMENT. The entire ISSUE is that there was no trial, as required but ESPECIALLY required in “Option of a trial by a jury of your peers.” You might notice: it’s in the first 10 laws we ever passed. No Jury trial happened, and in fact, no JUDICIAL trial happened either.

    NY Times reports: “The Trial found Trump guilty.” WHAT trial???

    And THAT, my friends, is why you attack the language first. “When I use a word,’ Humpty Dumpty said in rather a scornful tone, ‘it means just what I choose it to mean – neither more nor less.’” “The question is: WHICH IS TO BE MASTER. AND RULE OVER YOU WITH POWER. That is all.”

    Socialism is the study of POWER. How to get POWER. How to rule with POWER. How to MAKE others do things with POWER. How to use violence to wield POWER. This is precisely why “Critical Theory” and “Critical Race Theory” is the dynamics of POWER. And how to get everyone to hate and attack each other over POWER, so you can stand on top and get POWER over all of them. And then, I will MAKE THEM PAY. I will make them ALL pay. Bwahahahahahaaa! See if they call me four-eyes in Latin class now, eh? Eh!!!???!!!!??? I will drink blood from the skulls of the jocks and listen to the lamentations of their wymen.

    …Tone it down, Beevus, I think you may be overreacting.

    “The perpetrators and masterminds”

    He knows what he’s saying there, so think about it. Who are the Masterminds?

    And I don’t mind: they’re my enemies too. He is right of course: if like JP Morgan, you commit a crime, get caught, and keep 90% of it with no jail time OF COURSE you will do it again. Immediately. The punishment has to be larger than any profits of the crime. So if it’s Nuland and MI6 arranging it, with DeutschBank funding, then they need to know they never want to do that again, or they’ll just go do that again. By definition.

    “filming Israeli citizens as they physically block trucks loaded with flour and other essential goods. There, a reservist who served in the military assault on Gaza confesses to an array of war crimes, including blowing up the offices of UN”

    Yup. And they also just took 2,000 more acres at gunpoint. But what are my action points on this right now?

    “The US had repeatedly blocked Security Council resolutions that put pressure on Israel but has increasingly shown frustration with its ally” … by sending them 20,000 more large-scale bombs. And building them a free dock to facilitate removal at gunpoint. Speaker Johnson rose from his chair in thunderous applause, then kissed the ground they walk on.

    “His posturing comes however, at a more significant conjunction of events for the so-called ‘Geo-political EU’: Clarity: Light has pierced,”

    What are they going to do? Without Ukrainian – to say nothing of Russian – collateral, not only will EUROPE collapse, financially, but the EU will ALSO collapse, “morally” and politically. The other guys are tied up and only Macron feels he and take the field to do …something… to delay their total and overwhelming defeat. Particularly the “EU Project” stuff. Okay, I understand, but just like I said about Ukraine, You’re still going to lose.

    Is this watching too many Woke movies where the Girl Boss gets to win because she just WANTS to? You got to really WANT to. …Not work at it of course, not have skills or strategy – that would be ridiculous – but have more WILL, that Ego-Stuff.

    “. Rocket: Question. What if I see something that I want to take, and it belongs to someone else? Rhomann Dey: You will be arrested. Rocket: But what if I want it MORE than the person who has it? Rhomann Dey: It’s still illegal. Rocket: That doesn’t follow. No, I want it more, sir.”

    This is Disney Logic. Where Every hero: Echo, Captain Marvel, Rey, are all unfeeling psychopathic mass-murderers, completely un-self-aware. That’s why they are heroes to, and seem entirely normal and admirable to, the Kathleen Kennedys and in this case, the “Macrons” on the world.

    WANTING something is enough. And if you can’t get it, you only need a BIGGER want, a BIGGER ego, then it happens!

    “the AFU appears to be in a cascading implosion, but that the retreat is accelerating, as Ukraine tries to retreat into unprepared and near indefensible terrain.”

    What we said for 2+ years now, against every PCR and “Expert” out there: Never fight a land war in Asia. In a “Land War in Asia”, you fight the ARMY, not the territory, and once you kill the army, — in “Risk” all 7 armies per turn – you can do whatever you want with the TERRITORY. Ukraine ran out of men – sadly, and why???? — but since they wanted to run face-first into Russian machine guns and minefields, Russia very safely let them. Now there are no men in Ukraine, and no men in France either.

    That means, as they have just signaled, they can and will take to the Polish border just ‘cause they feel like it. What else did we say 2+ years ago?

    “The war will end WHEN Russia wants, HOW Russia wants, the WAY Russia wants, and there’s nothing we can do about it.”

    But Bellingcat and Radio Times say Ukraine is winning! Any day now!

    If Ukraine had played Northern Ireland, they could still be there, both alive and giving Russia trouble today. That’s what happens when you’re outnumbered 10 or 20 to one. Thank God they didn’t, so maybe we can have peace there for a change and CIA/Vatican paid 1,000-year murdering can stop.

    ““This is not a question of creating the singular European army,” Borrell said,”

    Okay, you win. That’s what you have now, so we’re already at the end state, right? But you want something more to happen, so clearly it’s not this?

    “Copenhagen argued that “NATO is the cornerstone of our collective security,”

    Translation: Denmark, which has no army and has been loving all the free health care and social programs, wants the AMERICANS to fund and fight everything. If the Americans are dumb enough, why not? I would too.

    “The blob is our government now; there is no government except the blob..”

    Ye shall have no other Blobs before me. Kneel before Zlob.

    “K stands for Khorasan, a set of provinces in eastern Iran,”

    I liked the other (Russian) article: it took the super-wide-angle IMAX view. Boy it sure is funny this ISIS guy only fights the enemies of the United States! What are the odds???

    “elevated from an insurrection to a terrorist attack.”

    Okay, great. Who did they attack? Who died?

    “ordered essentially a terrorist attack on the Capital of the United States in order to retain power.”

    …And then left completely on schedule anyway, despite, as AOC herself called to investigate, it appeared the Capital Police were helping rioters. So…Trump was stopped by….Nancy Pelosi on a white horse like Lady Godiva? What? WHAT???? What stopped Trump and his “Insurrection”? A strongly-worded letter?

    That in turn can pose a real threat to free speech as the line between demonstrations and terrorism are blurred.”

    Well that’s simple: if MY friends burn down a city, that’s free speech. If YOUR friends text privately on Telegram, that’s Terrorism. Attack the Language.

    CO2 levels have changed radically many times. Did this cause temperature change? No, absolutely not.”

    We have ALWAYS known this. Where was “Science”? Speaking of, where is AFKTT? We barely mentioned he was distracting from relevant and real topics and he vanished again. His argument? “CO2 IS APPROACHING 400PPM of 0.04% OF THE ATMOSPHERE, GAAAAAHHHHH!” And? How is the tenth power of the tenth power related to anything? That is the step he did not cannot show, because it’s in the graph and we had 6x CO2 for 300 million years and buppkus. No reaction, nocounter, he jsut pops up the same thing again like one of those weighted clown blow up punching bags.

    I mean, fine, but that’s not a good look on you.

    “Medical Red Pill”

    He’s actually minimizing and/or being generous to it. $1,200/mo = $14,000/year, when the average income is $20-30k So essentially 100% of income for medical monopolies, outside of food and rent. So no one HAS insurance. So we pay the most on the planet for ZERO insurance: none. Corporate Nirvana!!! Then we send it to courts as everyone just walks in after they cut off their arm and figure out what to do later. And why not? The point of “Insurance” would be to go to a PLANNED Doctor’s appointment. But you still couldn’t afford it, you’re not sick then, and a doctor won’t see you for 6 months anyway after you’re dead from not getting $10 antibiotics. An F’g Pentecostal Clinic in the Congo is better care by MILES. So why bother as the paperwork will be an astonishing hassle, lock you in, and provide ZERO. It’s actually only buying liability, not insurance, if you say you’re an illegal immigrant, you’ll get free health care AND they won’t chase you later in court. Buying insurance only admits you have money and should be attacked ruthlessly until dead.

    Strangely, as instantly as this will kill you, this is NOT included in the part where doctors are the 3rd leading cause of death. This is an EXTRA on top of that. War = Peace. Doctors = Death. No offense.


    Coverage of the Assange ruling is a bit confusing, but he won’t be on a plane anytime soon. Confusing because RT says: “ASSANGE WINS RIGHT TO FIGHT EXTRADITION TO US”, while the BBC reports UK prosecutors are merely looking for a few extra US guarantees, like no possible death penalty. “Assange faces wait on ruling as judges seek US assurances” “The Wikileaks founder faces a further wait to find out whether he can bring an appeal against his extradition to the US.”

    Dr. D

    Times Radio, MI6 Central Office:

    “‘Embarrassed’ Putin will try to ‘deflect blame’ of Moscow terror attack | Brig. Gen. Zwack
    Putin’s offensive capability will be gone ‘within a decade’ | Peter Zeihan
    ‘Late Putinism’ is dominated by failure in Ukraine as Kremlin ‘clings to power’ | Mark Galeotti
    Putin faces consequences of Ukraine legacy failures as post-election troubles loom | Scott Lucas
    ‘Slaughter’ of Russian troops secures Ukraine’s Dnipro positions | Brandon Mitchell & Maxim Tucker
    Former Ambassador to Russia: ‘I met Putin…his successor will give up Ukraine’ | Sir Roderic Lyne
    ‘They will make inroads’ Russian militias threaten Putin with ‘election day surprises’ | Robert Fox
    How the West can dismantle Putin from the outside | Dr Stephen Hall”

    Yup, just a decade — maybe — and Putin will fall. And just hand back all Ukraine. “9/10 Experts Say!”
    This one day after predicting his failed election and collapsing popularity.


    The judges rejected six of Assange’s nine grounds of appeal, but said they would grant appeal on three issues: freedom of speech, Assange’s claim that he faces disadvantage because he is not a U.S. citizen, and the risk he could receive the death penalty.


    I wonder if any wee ones over there at Kunstlers Clusterfuck Kindergarden can figure out how kosher his blob is?


    Wow, it was the womenz …

    Diversity hire means bitch driving and we all know how those bitches drive; maybe she was trying to park.


    What’s with that sharp turn there at the end, directing the ship straight at the support?


    (From ZH) Synergy Group owns and runs the “Dali”.


    Who’s Running the United States of America?
    …. clueless ….
    (Pigs with lipstick)
    homicidal psychopaths
    “I think I would not vote for Biden,”
    “I’m not saying I’d vote for Trump.”

    – Musk
    Funny coincidence
    Everybody has a camera
    Controlling the narrative

    • The Nuland – Budanov – Tajik – Crocus connection (Pepe Escobar)

    The Nuland – Budanov – Tajik – Crocus connection

    A remarkable concurrence of events or circumstances without apparent causal connection.

    Russian war correspondent Marat Khayrullin on the British trace in the Crocus City Hall attack,
    https: //
    Posted by: S | Mar 24 2024 14:01 utc | 1
    Posted by: S | Mar 24 2024 14:38 utc | 6

    Part 1:
    https: //
    Terrorist attack in Moscow: Tajik trace leads to the British
    London took out old skeletons from the closet
    Part 2:
    https: //

    • The American Explanation For The Moscow Terror Attack Doesn’t Add Up (Trenin)
    https: //
    This latest atrocity will certainly have a major impact on the Russian people’s consciousness and the nation’s public security. It could also lead to serious changes in Moscow’s foreign policy, depending on the results of the investigation into the source of the attack and its masterminds. Considering the enormously high stakes involved in its findings and conclusions, there is no doubt that the investigation will have to be incredibly thorough.

    (Final response, – It’s my story (lie), and I’m sticking by it. – USA)


    Google Earth Fort Carol Md.
    Look at the center span of the bridge and the angle of the channel.
    Note the location of the ports to the north
    Go to street view, Fort Carol, and rotate to view the bridge.
    Watch the posted video of the crash, @ 50% speed, and compare the angle of the ships approach to the angle of the channel from Fort Carol.
    Go to street view at the center of the bridge at the channel and note the angle of the ships approaching the bridge.
    Truly a disaster.

    those darned kids

    that triptych some wacky asp shift

    fish people, frogatalia, weirdo bugs, adam looks bored as fycke..


    ain’t but one fatso, curly howard dressed as a friar, bottom right, directly above mr. bosch’s signature.


    What’s with that sharp turn there at the end, directing the ship straight at the support?

    Every time it went dark, it stopped turning towards the post, every time it powered back up, it turned towards it more.

    There were at least 2 instances of it turning hard at the support.

    Considering it hit the support with its front right, had it not turned right at least 2 times and rather sharply at that, it would have missed.

    Was someone powering it off to STOP it from turning, but it kept powering itself back up? Which Windows version was it running?


    Reminder: Despite denying it, James’ campaign was based on promises of political vengeance.

    Uh, reminder:

    Vengeance – vĕn′jəns
    Punishment inflicted in return for an injury or an offense. Synonyms: Retribution, Retaliation, etc. See revenge.

    Vengeance foooooooooooooooor……. ?


    Re: the Baltimore bridge, how long before they realize Putin did it?

    those darned kids

    kinda telling it’s the “francis scott key” bridge.

    (oh, my, gongle maps had the bridge marked “temporarily closed”. it now says “collapse!”)

    looks like america is going to lose the war of 1812 one more time!

    John Day

    It’s official. I still don’t get this joke:
    RFK Jr Picks Nicole Shanahan As VP, May Seek Libertarian Nomination


    A mini history about the bridge name.
    About the War of 1812, (fought to a draw and peace treaty), the Battle of Baltimore, Francis Scott Key and the US anthem:

    Dr. D

    “So Misinformation experts are basically all left wing “

    That’s because being in “Reality” is now Right Wing. It’s the only qualification, which is why Rogan, Pool, and Bernie Sanders are all “Right Wing”. Everyone who voted for Obama is now “Far Right.”

    It would be a miracle if t weren’t Russia sending a postcard. I would. They need something before they just go nuke us all. Duran today, they are just shelling Russia proper with NATO weapons. Just whacking the Russian city center every day, not a mil target in sight. Way over on Russia proper, nowhere near the Donbas. How long do you think that goes on before American has an “Accident”?


    Those 4 terrorists showed up in a Russian court sporting pretty boy faces.
    The Russians made no attempt to hide this fact.
    The Russian were clearly sending out a message for all to see.
    There is no death penalty in Russia except for at the hands of the FSB.
    The FSB will soon be unleashed.
    This is what the CIA fears.
    Bill Burn’s “understanding” with the FSB is now void.

    Reminds me of an old joke:
    An Egyptian Mommy is discovered.
    The CIA studies the Mommy for a year.
    The CIA says Mommy died in 1000 BC plus/minus 200 years.
    Mossad studies Mommy for 3 months.
    Mossad says Mommy died in 1000 BC plus/minus 100 years.
    KGB studies Mommy for a week.
    The KGB reports Mommy came to power in 1027 BC after poisoning his brother.
    Mommy ruled for 5 years until 1022 BC when Hitterittes invaded Egypt.
    Everybody is amazed that the KGB could obtain such accurate information about the Mommy so quickly.
    So they asked the KGB how they managed to do it?
    Simple the KGB replied, the Mommy confessed!

    Several weeks ago I speculated Nuland was considered a “loose cannon” on the ship of state.
    This terrorist attack fall out backs this up.
    The real problem isn’t the terrorist attack itself, but plausible deniability.
    This where Nuland probably really fucked up.
    The trail is too obvious!
    Thus State Dept trying to sideline her ahead of terrorist attack.
    Remember neocons decided to up the escalation of the Ukrainian war.
    Yesterday a large number of Nato troops arrived south of Kiev.
    So the US is not backing down.
    The Ukrainian war must not fail before November 2024 election!


    I think the US is going to suffer some more fuel refinery fires.
    It won’t be the Russians lighting any of these fires though.
    It will be the usual US suspects.
    Higher refinery profits are good for business.

    Just a reminder that US Sanctions are designed to keep you in the US dollar system so they can impose a US centralbbank digital currency upon you!
    All this “Build Back Better”. “Russian sanctions”, bullshit Biden spouts is just cover for implementing a US central bank currency.
    The war in Ukraine is also part of the strategy of implementing a US central back currency too.
    That is why the neocons are upping the war in the Ukraine.
    The bankers see trillions at stake and are not prepared to give up!
    Trump saying he will stop a US digital currency is the reason why the bankers have redoubled their efforts to stop him from ever being elected president!
    They may even try to implement a US central bank currency before the Nov 2024 elections!
    That is how close they are!

    John Day

    The DNC is seeking to block third party candidates from ballots — Robert Kennedy Jr., Cornell West, and Jill Stein. All three are liberal and are considered a threat to Joe Biden.

    D Benton Smith

    With every tick of the clock the ever smaller and ever more visibly identifiable Cabal enforces ever more heinously brutal attempts at control, but over fewer and fewer number of helpless victims. Too few psychopaths, too well known, and not so many victims as before, nor quite as helpless.

    It is obvious where it’s all headed, and almost equally obvious that it’s not going to take much longer to get there. The Cabal doesn’t have the resources to pull off another Ukraine or Covid-19. Israel is way past the halfway mark of firing the last shot in its locker as well. When those two :”last stands” are over and done with, then what?

    Here’s what:

    1) A collapsed Military Industrial Complex that can only produce “proven in battle to be vastly inferior” expensive delicate second-class weapons which can only be purchased in Dollars within the SWIFT system.
    2) A United States/UK Empire that is virtually friendless in the world.
    3) Competitors (with a system of their own that is replacing SWIFT) are growing as fast as the home-team is shrinking.
    4) Home countries (America the worst among them) that are virtually ungovernable because all of their internal institutions are corrupt, incompetent and at war with their own populations.

    If the United States does not accomplish regime change then it will be conquered, occupied and governed by whoever the new boss settles out to be (China, Russia or divided up “Halfsies” between the two.)

    After a war the defeated countries are carved up and handed out to the victors. There are innumerable examples of this in fairly recent history. Take your pick what sort of arrangements are going to be made this time. A lot of it depends on what sort of arrangements the locals will accept without rising in violent opposition. And a lot more of it depends on what the locals are going to use for money.

    Figmund Sreud

    Details from Marine Traffic on that Baltimore bridge take down, … consequences:

    Figmund Sreud

    2 Hours ago

    Initial Information From Crocus City Hall Attack Suspects Proves Ukrainian Link – FSB

    “Initial data received from those detained in the case related to the terrorist attack in Moscow Concert Hall confirms links to Ukraine, Federal Security Service (FSB) Director Alexander Bortnikov said on Tuesday.

    “The primary data we received from the detainees confirms this. Therefore, we will further finalize the information that should show us whether the presence and participation of the Ukrainian side is real or not. In any case, for now there is reason to say that this is exactly the case,” Bortnikov said in an interview with Rossiya 1 reporter Pavel Zarubin.

    Earlier today, Bortnikov noted that perpetrators of the attack tried to escape after committing the act, the FSB head said, adding that it is a fact that they were planning to escape to Ukraine, but the Russian special services did everything to prevent this from happening.

    He also went on to elaborate that the Ukrainian special forces are involved in the terrorist attack on the Crocus City Hall concert venue, while ISIS* militants prepared it.

    The Russian special services are actively working with the 11 people detained in connection with the terrorist attack and the circle of identified accomplices will be larger, the FSB head clarified.


    From Andrei Martyanov

    “Bortnikov also pointed out the obvious “interest” of Western special services in Crocus-City atrocity.

    So, as you can see–404 and Budanov are already being dealt with, now it is the matter of establishing the main “customer”.

    This may take some time but we already know the circle of suspects and they are not in 404.

    As I pointed out not for once, at this stage neither Russia as a state nor Russians as people give a flying fuck about what West thinks or says, only what it does.

    Russia reacts appropriately. As Mr. Medvedev said (in Russian)–it would be good for France to send a couple of regiments to Russia to be annihilated.

    This is your answer in regards to the “direct conflict” with NATO. Russia will kill anyone who enters 404

    It is one thing when Petr Tolstoy says it, however important MP he is, totally another when the deputy chair of Russia’s Security Council says so.

    Medvedev is NOT a “bad cop” in tandem with “good cop” Putin–he is a genuine hawk who hates the West viscerally.

    He has some reasons for that. So, for NATO it is the time to exhale and praise the Lord that Vladimir Putin won these elections.

    Medvedev may yet run in the future and, believe me, he will win.

    Meanwhile, for French troops, if they ever make it to Ukronaziland–Welcome to Hell. “

    “Ukrainian” UKtard medic gives frontline update

    The NATO simps warwhores are shitting their pants on the contact line.

    So sad :>)


    cry baby


    Go to the NATO page to see what they are saying.

    “Ukraine does not stand alone”, says Chair of the NATO Military Committee at the Kyiv Security Forum

    On 20-21 March 2024, the Chair of the NATO Military Committee, Admiral Rob Bauer was in Kyiv, where he met with President Volodymyr Zelenskyy, Deputy Prime Minister for European and Euro-Atlantic Integration, Olha Stefanishyna, Foreign Affairs Minister Dmytro Kuleba, Defence Minister Rustem Umerov, and Ukrainian Chief of Defence, General Oleksandr Syrskyi. This is the first NATO military delegation to visit Ukraine since the full-scale invasion. During his visit, Admiral Bauer addressed the Kyiv Security Forum.

    (As delivered)
    Maybe, you want to see, “Secretary General’s Annual Report
    Last updated: 14 Mar. 2024”
    The Annual Report reflects the evolving security environment and covers the Alliance’s key decisions and activities in the previous year. The Annual Report also includes the details of national defence expenditures for the NATO Allies, as well as the latest opinion polls conducted by NATO across the Alliance. It is also part of NATO’s commitment to transparency and accountability.

    Printed in English, French, Russian, Ukrainian
    It details NATO’s work and achievements throughout the year, including the Alliance’s welcoming of Finland as its 31st Ally, the Vilnius Summit, where the Alliance strengthened its collective defence and brought Ukraine closer to NATO, and the deepening cooperation with NATO’s partners in the Indo-Pacific.

    The Report contains the results of NATO’s annual public perception polls.

    Below you will find short descriptions of – as well as direct links to – the elements of the Annual Report.

    NATO at a Glance
    For Those Who Serve
    NATO in 2023: Adapting at a Critical Time
    Deterrence and Defence: Protecting our Citizens
    Investing in Defence: Resourced for the Future
    NATO’s Comprehensive Approach to Resilience
    Engaging with NATO Citizens, Building Awareness
    Adapting the Alliance to a World of Strategic Competition
    Crisis Prevention and Management
    Partnerships: Shared Security through Cooperation and Dialogue
    Human Security and Women, Peace and Security
    Kosovo Force (KFOR)
    Defence Expenditure of NATO Countries (2014 – 2023)
    You can also download the full Annual Report (PDF)

    Opinion: Troops in Ukraine? France-Germany spat plays into Putin’s hands
    March 25, 2024 3:01 PM

    Roland Freudenstein
    In the past three weeks, Europe’s debate about increased support for Ukraine versus “suing for peace” has gone up several decibels in volume. Let’s take a closer look at France, Germany, and Poland’s leaders and ask whether the glass is half full or half empty and whether these leaders can yet take a strategic step forward in supporting Ukraine.

    Figmund Sreud

    Interesting foray into nuclear energy with some deep, deep rabbit holes:

    US Scheme to Challenge Russian Dominance in Nuclear Energy Faces Major Obstacles – Including an Overreliance on Russia

    US Scheme to Challenge Russian Dominance in Nuclear Energy Faces Major Obstacles – Including an Overreliance on Russia

    … speaking of rabbit holes, I find following quite interesting, it’s a podcast and transcript:

    Nuclear? Perhaps!
    A conversation with Jigar Shah, head of DOE’s Loan Programs Office.


    Escobar is always interesting, if on occasion a bit all over the place, and in this piece (top post) he gives a time-line which is good.

    Looking at the clips of the perps, => absolute dopes and not ISIS in the sense islam devotion, adherence to the cause of the Kalifate (and paid rather handsomely by USuk …) the question is who master-minded this attack? Pepe goes into possibilities, personally idk about Tadjiks, etc.

    Presumably (as Pepe also seems to say) the Russian investigation will turn up some answers, as they appear to be the true Victims. (The idea that Putin orchestrated a terror attack to justify going harder in UKR is ridiculous.)

    And yet, looking at clips like these various aspects seem extraordinarily strange. Very odd:

    taken from:

    Did the ppl leaving the hall not realise what was going on? It looks more like they were told the concert was cancelled! Many are moving down, to where the shooters are ?! (Another vid. shows the 4 shooters in the stalls?) Or, they thought some stupid stunt was taking place? (The gunshots are v. loud on the vid, is that fake / amplified ?)

    Well obviously I haven’t figured this out yet, I don’t even know the times, where the entrance is, what band was playing, etc. So I should shut up…

    Michael Reid

    Just thinking,
    I called the covid scam and the collapse of the west,
    And I am a guy who knows nothing.
    What are we going to do?
    My family does not even believe me.
    How can we fix this?


    “How can we fix this?”
    Does “fix” mean to bring it back to what I remember that it used to be?
    No. Thanks. I can’t fix it. I don’t want the Job. I don’t think it can be fixed.


    “CO2 levels have changed radically many times. Did this cause temperature change? No, absolutely not.”

    We have ALWAYS known this. Where was “Science”? Speaking of, where is AFKTT? We barely mentioned he was distracting from relevant and real topics and he vanished again. His argument? “CO2 IS APPROACHING 400PPM of 0.04% OF THE ATMOSPHERE, GAAAAAHHHHH!” And? How is the tenth power of the tenth power related to anything?

    I wasn’t going to bother, but since my name has been used with contempt and since the so-called information is inaccurate and misleading I must.

    Firstly, atmospheric CO2 is not approaching 400 ppm. It passed that point long ago and is now rapidly approaching 430 ppm; it will break through 450 ppm in the near future, i.e. before 2030.

    As is normal for uninformed commenters on this forum, the focus is on ‘disproving’ what has been known since 1859 (Tyndall) that CO2 absorbs and re-radiates energy.

    The obsession with converting ppm into percentage is ludicrous. How about using parts per billion, as is used for methane, the even more deadly gas when it comes to forcing of atmospheric thermal balance.

    Uninformed fools who make ridiclous statement might like to do some research on the Permian great extinction event of 252 million years ago, with was driven by CO2 being released in the formation of the Siberian Traps.. Or perhaps consider the recent 800,000-year average of 230 ppm, which humans have in mind of doubling ,i.e., a rise of 100% on baseline value.

    430 ppm, will be broken through before May 2024, and 460 ppm will be broken through before 2045.

    By the way, ozone, which occurs in concentration far, far below that of CO2 in the atmosphere: Yet without it, we would all be dead (including land plants from the effect of UV).

    The total mass of ozone in the atmosphere is about 3 billion metric tons, which is only 0.00006 percent of the atmosphere1. Most atmospheric ozone is concentrated in a layer in the stratosphere, about 9 to 18 miles (15 to 30 km) above the Earth’s surface

    Denial of well established since is a kind of ritual TAE engages in. And I have no idea why. Perhaps it fear. .

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