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    Theodoor Rombouts Prometheus 1627   • Moscow as the Third Europe, and a Fourth There Will Never Be (Karganovic) • US Diplomacy Needed to Avoid Uk
    [See the full post at: Debt Rattle May 24 2024]

    a kullervo

    Conservatives stemmed out of the idea that good times can be frozen forever. Progressives arose from the concept that man’s destiny is to overcome bad times,,,
    … how naïve and ignorant can we be?

    Dr. D

    Wow, where’d you get that picture of the American citizen? And Mitch McConnell has never looked quite so fluffy.

    “Congress Members To Wear Barcodes So Lobbyists Can Scan Prices, Self-Checkout” — BBee



    (Link bots)

    Dr. D

    “Watch: Cruz, Kennedy Destroy Biden Judge For Placing ‘6 Foot 2 Serial Child Rapist’ In Women’s Prison

    Killing women everywhere they’re found.

    “German Parliament Votes To Decriminalize The Possession Of Child Pornography

    Killing children wherever they’re found.

    Here’s an example of yesterday:
    “Putin’s Purge? Another Top Russian General Arrested On Bribery Charges

    We can’t do that, everything has to get worse, nothing can get better. TINA. Russia was in a situation where EVERYBODY was corrupt…just like us. And that goes back to the Soviet days, not just the 1990s where you’d be killed or wouldn’t exist if you weren’t corrupt…just like us.

    And you COULD, of course, walk in Jan 1, 1999, and go to war with them. Arrest everybody. Throw the crooks in jail. Shock Doctrine. AND THEN THERE’D BE NO TALENT LEFT. Or you COULD just leave them in place, siphoning off cash, stashing it in London and not pumping any oil, not making any guns. Right? Either or.

    So if the IMF’s well known prescription is Shock Doctrine, Disaster Capitalism, changing the economy, the national outlook too fast, maybe – NOT – do what your sworn enemy wants to do as a specifically-written plan to have Russia cease to exist? To “Radically transform America Russia as we know it”?

    Think of it like a hospital patient. The U.S. Russia is on life support. Flat in bed like a car wreck. Well, what you do obviously, is go switch off all those bailout-rigging machines they’re attached to, turn the bed sideways, and say “Arise and walk”, right? No? That doesn’t sound logical, reasonable, practical? But the guy will return to capitalism and rise by his bootstraps!

    Yes, he will, but after being so weak and possibly dead all kinds of other bad things might happen first. Like he might die or is certainly conquered by a reagent-proxy force.

    Healing takes time. Changing takes time if it’s not a Shock Doctrine. Instead, it took TWENTY-FIVE years, one miserable, frustrating, difficult, dangerous push at a time to get Russia only DOWN to these levels of corruption. …Like us. But they have. Now here in this news story, using the war and popularity as a new level, they are going in and making an example of the top corrupt guys remaining, or the least cooperative ones. ...Because there’s always corruption unless you want to ALSO kill your patient in a Woke purity spiral. Their public reason is also good: they don’t want the military out of hand, sucking up all the consumer-citizens. Reducing the corruption allows that lost money to be applied to making toasters and cell phones.

    But that’s not like here. Our Corruption is completely different this time. Unlike Russia, there’s nothing we can do. We might as well all give up without trying anything. It’s useless to arrest anyone, since you’d have to arrest everyone.

    Look: these cycles happen in history over and over, whether you want them to or not. At some point nations ALWAYS get less corrupt. So it CAN happen and it WILL happen. So…apparently there IS something can can be done? Right? But that something doesn’t happen in a month, and it’s a lot of hard work and not a lot of fun. Must be why we can’t do it. According to people here, if you can’t finish it by the end of one half-hour episode, it can’t be done at all. Boy sitting on this couch complaining sure is better!

    Speaking of: “The Unifying Principle: Here’s Why The Political Divisions In The US Today Cannot Be Mended

    Yup. Can’t be mended. Clearly we’re way more different than hard-core Puritanical New England vs Caribbean sugar-plantation Carolina. Those two had way more in common than us. They united a country, but we need to throw up our hands and break up.

    “From early disagreements between various Founding Fathers on hot button issues like the Sedition Act, central banking and standing armies, to epic and disastrous conflagrations like the Civil War, America has never been “of one mind” on everything.”

    “There are a lot of factors that set conservatives (and a many moderates) apart from the political left, but the core disconnect is so deep and disturbing it’s hard to quantify. I can only summarize it down to this:
    1) The unifying principle of the left is deconstruction. They find their meaning or purpose in the act of tearing down and destroying what other people have built.
    2) The unifying principle for conservatives is to build and protect what has been found to work.”

    That’s an extremely generous view, but the point about deconstruction is correct. He says earlier that they believe in “Futurism”, aka “Progress”. EVERYTHING that exists now or in the past is evil. Everything we plan to change it to is good. That’s very easy as: “If it exists, it’s evil.” Deconstruction. Idealists. It’s racist, sexist, homophobic, oppressive, etc. But all the things I have in my mind I haven’t built yet are perfect and good, so you can’t test them. You can’t measure my INTENT. Utopians: the most murderous, destructive force on the planet in all human history.

    “For progressives the most important question is: What happens when they’ve destroyed the last edifice? What comes next?” “All statues torn down, every book burned, all history re-written” — Orwell.

    This is showing up with Carville screaming at “Those little s—ts” who won’t vote. Just because we’re screwing you and won’t give you a Single. Thing. EVER!!! Not even a VOTE on Medicare. Versus Jimmy Dore pointing out: “Um, Sir? THAT’S WHAT ALL POLITICS IS. You come GET my vote. You do something FOR ME.” So the Carvilles, etc only have to point at the Republicans and say “They would create an Iranian theocracy wearing Handmaids uniforms” etc. …When they’re not even religious, Trump is the first President pro-gay marriage, his family is Jewish, and Carville is in favor of putting adult men in girl’s locker rooms and locking rapists into women’s cells in prison. That is to say, you stand AGAINST something: the Republicans. Wow. Who doesn’t? Welcome to the Party, Pal. But do you stand FOR something? Are you going to give the Democrat Students, Blacks, Women, anything?

    No, because they’re Deconstructionists. “Revolutionaries” in the modern sense. Maybe before, but at this point revolutionaries smash. They only have the vaguest, hazy sense of what they’d replace it with. Smashing is fun! It’s filled with hate! For all these Schools, businesses, who richly deserve it! Yeah, and? What’s your plan, genius? I think of Hamilton, 1770, 18 years old. “Winning was easy, young man. Governing’s harder.”

    He adds this: “In this regard I set globalists apart from typical leftists. Globalists are indeed leftists at their core but they are also builders, and not in a good way. Globalists don’t build societies, they build prisons. Once the useful idiots on the left have finished the job of deconstructing America the globalists plan to come in with a new ideal, a new religion, a new foundation based on worshiping THEM.

    Here is where we find the greatest split of all – The spiritual nature of our impasse.”

    Yes but they’re also very few and you don’t have to agree with them. Leftists also despise globalists…if you frame them right…because they’re all greedy corporate oligarchs like Bezos screwing his workers and shooting d–k rockets. If Left and Right agree on this (My GOD this is still Occupy Wall Street) then it’s easy to push out 200 vultures at the top and unite on these values.

    But we can’t unite or nothin’. There’s no alternative. The 99% can never get together and stop getting robbed by the 1% It’s silly to think they can agree on that.

    McCaul maps.

    Yes, and how did THEIR country get to close to OUR NATO bases? Like a thousand whole miles closer? So mysterious. It was then followed by a map of all OUR arms dumps, radar stations, training facilities and refueling sites in Poland, Germany, Romania…

    Oh but it’s not a Military base when WE do it. When we shoot people, they’re not dead. They pop up into love and flowers!

    Okay, more helpfully, here’s the latest dumb -ss plan from dumb -ss people who never had a thought in their lives: We are going to TARGET all Russian missiles in the air using our POLISH radar systems. Then SHARE that information with American Ukrainian HIMAR batteries to blow everything Russian out of the sky.

    …But you see, neither Poland nor America is in the war, and blowing everything out of the sky isn’t what they call a “No-fly Zone”. Nope! It’s love and light! It’s big, wet kisses from a clown!

    Nope. All good. We’re not participating, no NATO war, and painting someone with a targeting radar isn’t like an internationally recognized act of aggression or war, whereupon legal international law permits you to take any action you wish to neutralize the threat. Nope. Not when we do it!

    Yes, as they are useless, spineless, feckless weasels, this is what they have planned right now and are going forward. The softening up ground on “Just Bombin’ all Russia, just ‘cause it’s Wednesday” is sort of hiding the actual steps they are enacting.

    “Comey knows that Trump is going to cleanse the DOJ/FBI. The only difference between 2016 and now, is that Trump has the public support, the optics, the precedent, and the justification, to actually pull it off.”

    …This is exactly like Putin arresting slighter-lower levels of corruption in the Russian military above. He can only do that in a war, where he just got huge public support, demand even. They’re not “Leaders” they’re servants. They do what WE say.

    “Bill Maher: “She’s not an election denier.”

    Maher is an election denier-denier. After 2024, he will be an election denier-denier-denier. It’s deniers all the way down!

    CNN-Cruz is a good example of why journalists aren’t allowed to talk. We’re not interviewing you, miss, you’re a useless nobody. We’re interviewing OTHER people, perhaps even people in positions of power. “Better to be thought a fool than open your mouth and remove all doubt.” I mean, do you really want to be made to be a fool and have a stupid position live on the air? Shuddappa you Face.

    “Russia can become the guardian of these values. it would be wrong to call the West our enemy … In the West, there are certain elites, and considerable parts of society that are associated with traditional values. … Russia offers them to preserve some of their values.”

    This is in the Fatima Prophesy. Now fully formed and expressed. That and we suspect, that the POPE is the one they’re talking about in Fatima, himself and leading the entire Church away from all Western values into deconstruction (wrecking everything like the devil himself) anti-traditional mindset and postmodernism.

    They don’t even understand what the devil is saying, that it’s evil, or why you would tone it down. Murdering people is the ultimate love and light! Ask any environmentalist.

    This might also make less sense if Russia had not become a core Christian country, for real. Like America in the 1950s. (Yeah, there were a lot drinking and didn’t go to church then either)

    “one need look no further that the festival of satanic degeneracy in Malmo or the occult symbolism embedded in plain view in the official portrait of the head of the Church of England, the British monarch.” …Or the Pope holding Shamanic rituals in the Vatican between gay-coke parties. C’mon, you don’t have to outdo the Borgias.

    “• US Diplomacy Needed to Avoid Ukraine’s ‘Overwhelming’ Defeat Sy Hersh (Sp.)

    Hahahahaha! That’s the funniest headline this week!

    “• Ukraine Seeking to Spark Direct NATO-Russia Clash – Moscow (RT)

    If they want it so much, they’re going to get it and Russia’s going to give it to them. Nothing else is working.

    “• Threat Of World War Grows Every Day – Hungary FM (TASS)

    I mean, yes, but WE’RE IN THE WORLD WAR. Have been for years. You might pick 2014, Syria, but I’d pick 2001 with Bush’s Nazi-Daddy coming-out-party. We declared war ON THE WORLD. How’s that goin’ for ya? Do you “Make reality now”?

    “’s not taking place with State Department or Department of Defense connivance. It’s taking place with the assistance and the facilitation of the Central Intelligence Agency – a covert war. All Tony Blinken is now talking about is taking this covert war and making it an overt war..”

    Yes, and no one voted for the war. Congress is not involved in the war. Some unelected, un-fireable long term standing Bureaucrats just “Made It Up!” THEY said “We’re in a war, and you can’t fire us!” …Or that’s what they told Trump anyway. You can’t fire anyone, change anything, and you can’t issue executive orders. …Uh, yeah, pretty sure that’s the definition of a “Deep State” and a definition of a “Coup”. ..But just since ’63.

    “With Biden incapacitated, Blinken is the de facto leader on foreign policy.
    • Blinken Lobbying For Strikes On Russia – NYT (RT)

    Hahahaha! We’re all safe then: Blinken is a useless, incompetent boob. I’m not saying he can’t start WWIII, but then Russia will cause us to lose it in minutes, and we’ll be removed from the table, able to Wreck-no-more.

    “• Israel Abandons Major Invasion of Rafah in Favor of Targeted Raids (Sp.)

    It’s because, like Blinken, they are such astonishing morons, the entire world is gob smacked. Okay, the only possibility for Hamas to win was if you specifically chose to specifically overreact, as they specifically said was their plan. So you did it. Then the only way to lose was to get the world opposed to you a minute after being attacked and raided by terrorists. SO you did that. Then the only advantage you had was intel on what was going on there, people, their apartments, the streets and buildings…so you destroyed that. Now that you have no intel, there are only Hamas tunnels underground which can only be protected by chaotic rubble above. So you created that. THEN, they only way to lose was to send in tanks and men INTO this chaos, where you have no intel, and just get cut to pieces each day while NOT attacking the tunnels. So you did that. NOW the only way to lose, is to give up and just hand the whole thing back to Hamas by wandering off, not attacking while the world watches you retreat. So you did that.

    Any questions? This is today’s hard-body IDF. Getting their genius from Blinken. Because the only way for the U.S. to lose is to BACK all this, and be an active participant, including the mass-starvation and building a dock to start erecting those condos and the new Suez Canal. …So we did it. For Free!

    “• Unified Reich Hoax One Of Most Blatantly Dishonest Attacks On Trump Yet (ZH)

    My favorite part of this is, it’s not even the “Reich”. It was 1880.

    “BREAKING: Attorney General Garland denies giving orders to the FBI to kill or assassinate Trump during the Mar-a-Lago raid: “That allegation is false, and it is extremely dangerous.”

    Agree. I don’t think this was the plan – might be a fun bonus, but not the Plan – and saying so just makes you look stupid. But: voters. Need to tell them plants like Brawndo.

    “• Nikki Haley Endorses Trump: He’s Not Perfect But Biden ‘Catastrophe’ (Sp.)

    So the Democrats now support Trump? She’s going to bring over all her 99% of Democratic voters? Thanks? Now that she’s endorsing him, I think I’ll stay home.

    ““Technologies are developed by people,” Drozdenko explained. “Money is one means of developing a technology, but it can happen that a technology is created with a minimum amount of funds.”

    Okay, great, let’s do that. Let’s create this whole missile with no time, no people, and no funds. What’s the problem? You just said it was possible.

    “Javier Milei’s “Miracle Turnaround” in Argentina.”

    Okay, great, but this is “Shock Doctrine”. And the people are getting whacked (all transitions or sudden changes inevitably cause this), but are they in a position to recover quickly? I don’t mind so much if you have to take a sudden hardship if it can pass quickly enough. This guy is talking numbers, which is not the point. On the numbers, the Dow 40,000 is genius, awesome production, and a raging economy with happy citizens. It’s not. We’re trying to lap Britain in being the second sh—iest country in the world.

    “If you’re still under the illusion that the US has any hope of stopping China’s progress in semiconductors,”

    …Then you’re an illiterate moron who hasn’t read anything in 40 years. When Zenith and DEC moved to Asia, what happened? We get smarter and stronger here, or did they?

    Japan: We were like that, now we’re not. Why? If we CAN be like that, we WERE like that, what’s the problem with just being like that again? Pretty easy.

    “We’ve never had food companies this big” “Changing the food system”

    Hey no kidding. But we’ve never had to feed 8 Billion people at once either. Obviously it’s going to be new and different.

    “The Day I Finally Threw My First Punch: After a lifetime of running from confrontation, I took up boxing at age 40. In the ring, I finally discovered what it takes“ — Esquire

    Yes, the guy is a 10-ply coward proud of running. He is not much reformed, because mentally, his ego allies with running, that there was, is, never can be, any proper time or reason to defend yourself. I wouldn’t want to be his wife.


    “He only cares about holding on to power – I care about you”.
    OMG I nearly peed myself laughing. American politics is funny as shit.


    “With Biden incapacitated, Blinken is the de facto leader on foreign policy.”
    who would believe that?
    perhaps the best and brightest
    “But in fact they are a culturally challenged and deplorably ignorant lot.”

    “’s not taking place with State Department or Department of Defense connivance. It’s taking place with the assistance and the facilitation of the Central Intelligence Agency – a covert war. All Tony Blinken is now talking about is taking this covert war and making it an overt war..”

    ” taking this covert war and making it an overt war”
    “They know how dumb their voters are… But even then, this is something else…”

    wouldn’t you like to see an org chart of the CIA? A chart showing names,position and years of service?
    ole Tucker could cut his unelected, retired figureheads running the show BS and drop a CIA Papers on the nation.
    “They know how dumb their voters are” and so does ole Tucker
    anyway The White Hats are….. hey Q what ARE the White Hats doing?
    going to dinner at a friends house

    “Tin soldiers and Nixon coming”
    that lesson was learned and now
    Blinken “rockin in the free world”. thought a reprise of Country Joe and the Fish a better choice
    “Be the first ones in your block
    to have your boy come home in a box…..
    And it’s five, six, seven,
    Open up the pearly gates,
    Well there ain’t no time to wonder why,
    Whoopee! we’re all gonna die.”

    now that we have seen McFaul’s map i would like to see Gerasimov’s map
    the voters know how dumb they are… But even then, this is something else

    golf clap, PLEASE
    “The American way of life is not up for negotiations. Period.”
    “we used to be like that”


    How to reach peace.
    Diplomacy, War, or Genocide

    “America, in the years Biden has been in office, has spent $175 billion to fight a war that cannot and will not be won. It will only be resolved by diplomacy—if rationality prevails in Kiev and Washington,” Hersh wrote

    “the time has come to stop this ma”..dness.” Szijjarto recalled that the Hungarian government had long stated that it was impossible to resolve the Ukrainian conflict militarily.

    ” … the reality that Ukraine lacks manpower, equipment and funding to sustain this conflict – that Ukraine is on a path of decisive defeat that could occur sometime this year. And no expansion of the target deck is going to change that reality,” Ritter concluded.

    Eliminate all of Hamas/Gaza/Palestinian – Israeli authorities say

    “It’s difficult to convey just how fake the establishment American media really is,” said Newsmax’s Rob Schmitt, in this segment that lays bare the utter dishonesty behind the latest baseless outrage

    deceptive descriptions

    Simple explanation
    The reason hypersonic weapons are so difficult to develop comes down not to the ability to accelerate vehicles to hypersonic speeds (which has been possible since virtually the dawning of the missile age), but creating materials that can withstand the ultra-hot temperatures hypersonic missiles encounter during flight – when they are covered by clouds of plasma.

    Mr. House

    Another thought on the aborted pandemic in 2009. It didn’t work because the internet hadn’t developed enough for all the make believe to succeed.


    Sitting ducks
    Houthis Claim Israeli-Linked Ship Attacked In Mediterranean Sea, Two Others In Red & Arabian Seas


    In support of Gaza, the Yemeni Armed Forces announce they have targeted 3 Israeli-linked ships in the Red and Arabian Seas and the Mediterranean Sea.

    • MSC Alexandria in the Arabian Sea
    • YANNIS in the Red Sea
    • ESSEX in the Mediterranean Sea


    Conservatives stemmed out of the idea that good times can be frozen forever.

    why accept deconstructionist views of conservatism?

    Note the 4 different representations of people being murdered below. Is it less horrific because Apple thought they were being cute about it?

    Fools, you think you can have your guitars and sketchbooks and sewing and journals forever? There are things that work in the context of human nature and things that don’t. The hard-won accumulated tradition of many generations is there to save you time, so you can live your life rather than re-inventing the wheel. We are seeing the many, many consequences today of denying this fact for the past half century.

    The only real retort is – “If my deconstructionist ideas are failures because they are not appropriate to human nature, then I shall change human nature! It is human nature that is wrong, not my better ideas for humanity!” Deeply insane and evil.

    for pop-out (recommended)

    Figmund Sreud

    Oh, Nvidia!

    With the stock price of Nvidia (NVDA) now trading at over U$1,000 per share, Nvidia stock has been up 270,000% since it went public. If you bought 1000 shares of Nvidia at its going public time – in 1999 – for a mere U$376 and held them until today, … you are now a millionaire! A few numbers to help you better appreciate Nvidia’s meteoric rise:

    – Nvidia is now larger than the entire German stock market, and five times the size of companies like Walmart, Exxon, and Visa!
    – Nvidia posted quarterly revenue of U$26 billion, up 18% from last quarter and a whopping 262% from a year ago. – Its data center revenue is up 427% from a year ago.
    – The aggregate market cap of the 174 smallest S&P 500 stocks is equal to that of Nvidia.
    – Its market cap is greater than the GDP of every state except California and Texas.

    … all true if reported correctly by Nvidia.






    Pedo Jo-Jo has a Dilemma



    Californicate struggles to be even a Second World power.


    Savager Nation

    Pick the bones clean….

    Hey it’s a politically correct ‘green’ lifestyle choice to get rid of energy vampires like traffic lights!



    Nvidia trades at 32 times sales and 52 times book value.

    In the aftermath of the “dot-com” bubble, Scott McNealy, then CEO of Sun Microsystems asked “What were you thinking?” of investors who had paid 10 times sales for shares of the company.


    “They wander around among us like personifications of reproach, like warnings to us—as if health, success, strength, pride, and a feeling of power were already inherently depraved things, for which people must atone some day, atone bitterly. O how ready they themselves basically are to make people atone, how they thirst to be hangmen! Among them there are plenty of people disguised as judges seeking revenge. They always have the word “Justice” in their mouths, like poisonous saliva, with their mouths always pursed, always ready to spit at anything which does not look discontented and goes on its way in good spirits. Among them there is no lack of that most disgusting species of vain people, the lying monsters who aim to present themselves as “beautiful souls” and who, for example, carry off to market their ruined sensuality, wrapped up in verse and other swaddling clothes, as “purity of heart,” the species of self-gratifying moral masturbators.”

    – Nietzsche, Genealogy of Morals


    The Slings & Arrows of a Snowflake’s Life



    Kinda sums up UKtardistan

    Like ‘fat shaming’, Style Shaming should be A Thing



    Black Feminism

    Even better than regular feminism



    Ouch, she hasn’t “gotten any” in a long, long time.


    The Uni-party Homo Globeiis aren’t staffed with the best or brightest

    Even trolls can mop the floor with them



    Clown World

    Honk Honk

    Humans, when Life creates a clown species, expect a Circus



    Chief Clown

    Holy Honk a Honka

    Here to heal and console



    About the offended trans

    Men and Women have different brain structure, as evidenced by different recovery from brain damage including strokes. No man has ever recovered from a stroke better by sending a blast email to notify friends and coworkers that they have decided to begin a new wonderful journey living as a woman.

    You need a woman’s BRAIN to be a woman in a woman’s body. You would need a woman’s BRAIN to be a woman in a man’s body. But a woman’s brain is a woman-only BODY PART.

    To make you into someone with a woman’s brain, we would have to tear you apart and rebuild you with a different (woman’s) brain structure. This would kill you in terms of you as a unique, particular individual consciousness ceasing to be. Best we could give you is, using the raw materials you were made of, construct a new female brain that is convinced it is you and insists that it is you after you cease to be. But if that is the case, then why not just build the new female from scratch and leave you alone? You can always decide to commit suicide on your own recognizance if you decide this constitutes transforming into a woman at a later time.

    Only way to get past this is to say “Oh, the physical brain might be male, but the MIND is female” dualism. Physical body plus spirit-thing floating around superimposed over the brain, acting in contradiction to it and in defiance of physical reality. This necessitates a whole additional spirit world superimposed over the physical one with its own special rules that do not conform to physical reality. This is religion.

    Other people crying when I don’t respect their religion is me being persecuted. Because mine is the one true religion.


    You will pay through the nose


    Dr. D

    If you ever wondered how bad liberals are at math, there’s your mascot:

    “It causes a nation to grow.” Yes, genius, AND THE OTHER NATION TO SHRINK. But that’s okay because the other nation was Catholic, so he’s following the Church credo.

    The seen and the unseen. Luckily immigrants are breaking windows California-wide, so soon California will be the richest nation on earth!


    The turtle adores this cat and wants to hang out

    Cats like, “Fck who ever gave this turtle a skateboard”

    Where there’s a will there’s a way.


    One of the Cardinal Rules of Problem Solving

    The “It’s This or That” trap.

    Logical fallacy tap dancing on your mind






    This old guy should be in the Californicate town without traffic lights

    It’s a marriage made in heaven!





    “paying with your face”
    Does that mean I get to have my picture on a federal reserve note?
    Hey…”Your face here”…on a 10, 20, 50, 100?

    The turtle on a skateboard has made my day.

    Completely undoes the nightmare of the “crush” ad (“thin is in” would have worked better…but that’s f-shaming, I suppose.)

    John Day

    Empire Off Balance

    The western globalist empire, the “rules based order” is sustained by the tribute effectively paid when nice people of the world give their oil, copper and things they make, to the US for dollars which the US solemnly “prints”, swearing to back those dollars with more dollars faithfully in perpetuity. European banking also found a way to be a source of $US lending and credit-creation, accepting interest payments in oil , smartphones and wheat.
    The tribute is extracted when the world uses the $US system for international trade. Using anything but dollars for trade between nations directly threatens the western empire.
    The empire has enough troubles, since the imperial fleet is spread thin as the global natives become emboldened, like the Houthis in Yemen. At this moment there is no good way for the empire to move forward in the Ukrainian proxy war against BRICS+ member, Russia, or in the Israeli genocidal war against the native Palestinian people trying to survive in their ancestral land. Every step taken to feed these wars is a rent payment on not-losing-today, and the rent is going up. Imperial loss of face has proceeded from defeats in Afghanistan and Syria, while the defeat in Ukraine is seen as a fait accompli, just a matter of time. The definitive war for loss of imperial power is the one being fought by the apartheid European colonists of “Israel” against the stoic and long-suffering Palestinian people, randomly bombed, starving in rubble and praying five times per day.

    ​ Germany would abide by Netanyahu arrest warrant
    Berlin has confirmed it would follow International Criminal Court rulings over alleged war crimes in Gaza.​

    ​ Blinken Says He Wants To Work With Congress To Punish the ICC​ (international criminal court)
    The Biden administration opposes the ICC case against Israeli leaders after backing the court against Russia​

    ​ Israeli defense minister announces plans to step up military activities in Rafah
    It is reported that while on the tour, Yoav Gallant was joined by several Navy commanders.​

    ​ Israel has allegedly abandoned its plans for a major invasion of Rafah in the Gaza Strip in favor of targeted incursions after talks with the United States, The Telegraph has reported, citing a senior US official.
    ​ “It’s fair to say, I think, the Israelis have updated their plans. They’ve incorporated many of the concerns that we have expressed … This is an ongoing discussion, ongoing conversation. It’s been constructive,” the official said, referring to a meeting between Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu and White House National Security Advisor Jake Sullivan in Jerusalem last week.
    ​ Last week, Sullivan traveled to the Middle East and visited Saudi Arabia and Israel, where he met with Saudi Crown Prince and Prime Minister Mohammed bin Salman bin Abdulaziz Al Saud and the Israeli leadership.
    ​ Earlier in May, the Pentagon confirmed media reports that the Biden administration halted deliveries of 1800 2000-pound bombs and 1700 500-pound bombs to Israel after the country began its allegedly limited military operation in Rafah while making public its plans to proceed with a major ground operation.​—reports-1118592262.html

    John Day

    ​ Palestine Submits New Bid to Security Council for Full UN Membership​
    ​ After Palestine presented to the UN General Assembly a proposal to admit the country to the UN, which was vetoed by the US and rejected, another proposal was again sent to the UN Security Council with a demand that the UN Security Council positively consider this proposal, the ambassador said, adding that the meeting of the Security Council to discuss this issue is an take place next week​.
    ​ Earlier, the US vetoed a resolution recommending that the General Assembly admit Palestine to the UN. Britain and Switzerland abstained from voting. The other members of the Security Council voted in favor. Palestine has observer status in the UN, while Israel has been a full member of the organization since 1948.​

    ​ Philip Giraldi , Washington Digs In Deeper on Its Support for Israel
    Claims of “terrorism” and “antisemitism” promote the perpetual victim narrative​

    ​ Pepe Escobar eulogizes Iranian President Raisi: Raisi led the charge for Russia–Iran–China’s ‘new world order’
    Iranian President Ebrahim Raisi’s eastward vision was instrumental in advancing the strategic Moscow–Tehran–Beijing nexus and bulldozing a path toward institutionalizing multipolarity.​

    ​ Sergey Poletaev, Ukraine is losing, and direct intervention by the West risks a nuclear conflict – so what now?
    ​ As for the idea of defeating Russia on the battlefield, the turning point occurred in the summer of 2023. After the failure of Ukraine’s counteroffensive, it became clear that the AFU would not be able to impose peace on its own terms. The problem is that in the conflict with Russia, the West has gone ‘all in’ and any military outcome that could be regarded as beneficial for Moscow – even negotiations on an equal footing – would now be regarded as a defeat. The whole world would realize that they can stand up to the hegemon and not just avoid becoming an outcast, but even gain some benefits. The West cannot allow this, since it could cause a chain reaction on a global scale.
    ​ By the beginning of 2024, Western countries faced a dilemma: In the current proxy war it was clear that they were losing and Ukraine was getting weaker, while Russia was growing stronger. Western leaders realized that the situation will continue to get worse until the middle or end of 2025 – by which time their own military production should gain momentum and Moscow may begin to experience a shortage of volunteers at the front. In other words, the worst-case scenario meant that Russia would be able to conduct at least three more successful military campaigns (summer and winter ‘24, and summer ‘25) with superior military forces.
    ​ The logic of the conflict is pushing the West towards the choice that we wrote about back in May 2022 – either intervening directly and fighting Russia on its own, or starting serious negotiations with Russia on the topic of Ukraine’s NATO membership and, more broadly, security in Eastern Europe.​..
    ​..The reason for the West’s indecisiveness is clear: it fears an escalation of the conflict. Russia is the world’s largest nuclear power and President Vladimir Putin has repeatedly stated that he will not tolerate a widespread NATO intervention, which will result in a nuclear war.
    ​ Moscow’s warnings have challenged Western countries, headed by the US, to find ways “to intervene without intervening” and to enable Ukraine to win (or at least save face) without directly defeating Russia. In short, Western countries are forced to walk the thin line between defeat and nuclear war, without a clear end goal in sight.
    ​ After the failure to cut open a land corridor to Crimea, the West has not been able to find an alternative military strategy. Moreover, it has no idea how to get out of the war of attrition which, even in the case of a positional deadlock and a ‘static’ front, will result in Ukraine’s defeat, since an opponent that is many times weaker (Ukraine’s current population is at least five times less than that of Russia) will inevitably lose. We see plenty of such examples in history.
    ​ In this situation, the only thing that Western strategists have managed to come up with is to continue supporting the AFU and “increase costs” for Russia in the hope that Putin will get tired of fighting. Of course, no one in the West takes Ukraine’s suffering into account. It takes for granted the fact that Ukrainians will continue to die en masse just so that the West can save face.​..
    ..It is unlikely that Western leaders still hope to see a victory for Kiev on the battlefield. The more likely goal now is either the “Korean scenario” where no one wins and Ukraine is kept as Russia’s opponent, or the “Palestinian scenario,” ie, eternal war on Ukraine’s former territory. What is clear is that the West will do anything it can to avoid holding serious negotiations with Russia.​..
    ..Moscow has clearly stated that any obvious attacks on its “old” territories will allow Russia to retaliate and hit Western cities directly – not through proxies.​..
    ​..However, it is possible that the desperate situation at the front and the need for some kind of propaganda success will sooner or later force the West to take such a step – and perhaps this may happen very soon. So far, this seems to be the most likely scenario that may lead to an escalation of the conflict beyond the zone of the Ukrainian “sandbox”…
    ..In conclusion, we may say that the Western doctrine – ie, the combination of a total trade war and a proxy war – has failed to bring about victory and has put its “client” (Ukraine) at risk of a major defeat. The West is still afraid to get directly involved in the conflict, even when it comes to striking “old” Russian territories or operating missile defense systems under its own flag, not to mention directly sending troops.
    ​ At the same time, the West avoids serious negotiations with Russia and prefers to go with the flow, consoling itself with the idea that Russia will eventually get burned by growing costs and retreat.
    ​ Meanwhile, Moscow is adapting to the situation, rebuilding its economy, trade relations, and society in order to live and successfully develop in the reality of a long conflict. The West’s strategy (or rather, the absence of such) has been clearly unsuccessful – especially considering the current level of involvement in the conflict, Ukraine may exhaust its forces long before Russia experiences any major inconvenience at the front.​

    ​ The Start Of De-Dollarization: China’s Move Away From The USD
    Since 2010, the majority of China’s cross-border payments, like those of many countries, had been settled in U.S. dollars (USD). As of the first quarter of 2023, that’s no longer the case.​

    John Day

    ​ Threat of world war grows every day — Hungarian foreign minister​, Peter Szijjarto
    ​ “We see what is happening: European politicians are making statements about the use of nuclear weapons. The Russians are conducting exercises involving tactical nuclear weapons,” Szijjarto said. He believes that “the time has come to stop this madness.”​
    ​ Szijjarto recalled that the Hungarian government had long stated that it was impossible to resolve the Ukrainian conflict militarily.​ “That is why Hungary continues to tell its European partners that instead of indulging in crazy statements and fantasies that threaten to escalate [hostilities] they should spend at least half of their energy on achieving peace. Then there may be hope that this war will be ended at the negotiating table,” Szijjarto emphasized.
    ​ On May 21, Russia began the first stage of exercises including practical training in preparations for using non-strategic nuclear weapons. According to the Russian Defense Ministry, they are being held in response to provocative statements by Western officials and are aimed at maintaining the readiness to respond and ensuring the country’s sovereignty.​

    ​ Sy Hersh: US Diplomacy Needed to Avoid Ukraine’s ‘Overwhelming’ Defeat
    ​ Diplomatic efforts from Washington, which are withheld due to President Joe Biden’s irrational views on Russia, could have resolved the Ukrainian conflict that Americans and their allies are now unable to win, Pulitzer Prize-winning investigative journalist Seymour Hersh said.
    ​ “America, in the years Biden has been in office, has spent $175 billion to fight a war that cannot and will not be won. It will only be resolved by diplomacy—if rationality prevails in Kiev and Washington,” Hersh wrote in a Substack article.​

    ​ Scott Ritter: US Threats to Greenlight Ukrainian Attacks on Russia Could Spill Out Into Nuclear War
    ​ Secretary of State Antony Blinken has reportedly asked President Biden to formally greenlight Ukrainian strikes against targets deep inside Russia using US-provided long-range weaponry amid growing pressure from hawks in Washington. Sputnik asked seasoned international affairs observer Scott Ritter about the development’s dangerous endgame.
    ​ But the debate in Washington regarding direct US approval for Ukrainian missile attacks deep inside Russia constitute little more than “word games,” says former US Marine and UN weapons inspector Scott Ritter.
    ​ “Ukraine is already attacking critical energy facilities inside Russia, oil tanks, petroleum depots. This is taking place. It’s just that it’s not taking place with State Department or Department of Defense connivance. It’s taking place with the assistance and the facilitation of the Central Intelligence Agency – a covert war. All Tony Blinken is now talking about is taking this covert war and making it an overt war. Why is he doing this? Domestic American politics. It will have no impact on the battlefield. But what it does is allow the Biden administration to posture itself as doing something discernable to address the Russian successes – the successful offensive north of Kharkov, the continuing successful offensives in eastern Ukraine and Novorossiya​.”​ …
    ​..”Poland, Slovakia, the Czech Republic, Hungary, Romania, Germany, France, England, Italy, the Netherlands, the Baltics…All of those nations provide a safe haven for Ukraine – a place where Ukrainian forces can train. A place where Ukrainian military materiel can be stockpiled, repaired. Where command and control activity takes place, where intelligence is collected, assessed and disseminated. All these activities are part and parcel of Ukraine’s military effort against Russia, and under normal conditions would be subjected to military interdiction.”

    ​ NATO’s previous “Ukraine” is still a work-in-progress. Georgian PM accuses EU of ‘blackmailing’ him with assassination threat
    The bloc is trying to intimidate Georgia over its foreign agents law, Irakli Kobakhidze has said​.

    ​ Putin’s Purge? Another Top Russian General Arrested On Bribery Charges
    ​ Russian authorities detained Lieutenant-General Vadim Shamarin, deputy to General Valery Gerasimov, head of the army’s general staff, on suspicion of large-scale bribe-taking, Russian state media reported Thursday.
    ​ It is the fourth arrest in the past month of a high-ranking military official, marking the biggest Russian army scandal in years. The detentions come as President Vladimir Putin carries out a sweeping reshuffle of top jobs, including a change at the head of the Ministry of Defense.​

    John Day

    Last spring,Jack Texeira revealed high level information from inside the Russian military, which implied command-level “moles”, feeding data to the US military.

    ​ Elite power struggle continues: Trump claims Biden authorized FBI to use deadly force in Mar-a-Lago raid
    He made the accusations in response to a court filing that revealed agents had been instructed to bring ammo and handcuffs to the search​

    ​ There are accusations that Hunter was a CIA operative in Ukraine since his dad was vice president. CIA Blocked Probe Into Hunter’s Hollywood Tax ‘Sugar Brother’: Whistleblower

    ​ Not law yet: House Passes Bill Blocking The Fed From Issuing A CBDC​ The CBDC Anti-Surveillance State Act passed the United States House of Representatives on a largely partisan vote on May 23.​

    ​In the solitary dungeon for 5 years… Chris Hedges: The Slow-Motion Execution of Julian Assange Continues

    John Day

    Prepare for the bird-flu bioweapon. Peter McCullough MD has this: Chloroquine Highly Effective Treatment for Acute H5N1 Infection in Preclinical Model
    Bird Flu Study in Human Cell and Mouse Models Confirms Therapeutic Success
    ​ Because highly pathogenic avian influenza is so infrequent, there have been no randomized trials or human studies of treatment. Therefore, we must rely on preclinical data with drugs that are already used and proven safe in humans.
    ​ Yan, et al studied H5N1 infection in the laboratory and demonstrated that physiological relevant concentrations of chloroquine inhibited viral entry and damage to human cells. Additionally, when given as treatment and not prophylaxis, chloroquine reduced pulmonary alveolar infiltrates and improved survival in mice after a lethal dose of H5N1 from zero to 70%.​

    ​ From Meryl Nass MD, Death rates considerably higher in hospitals for same diagnosis compared to 5 years ago/ Pittsburgh Action News
    One hospital is “investigating its algorithms”—maybe the problem IS the algorithms? Maybe while the robotic clinicians order algorithmic care few are evaluating how the patients respond any more? (The “providers” are being forced to follow algorithms, trained to be robots so they can be replaced by computers, and I don’t think it will take too long before that happens). I am serious. I think that the elites have deliberately made the patient experience unpleasant, just as they have made flying in airplanes unpleasant. Just as being a worker has become more unpleasant since you have to watch what you say and get used to being monitored all the time.

    Steve Kirsch, Latest Rasmussen survey shows that the “cure” was nearly as deadly as the disease
    The latest Rasmussen survey of Americans shows that we nearly doubled the death toll of the COVID virus with the vaccine.​

    ​ Steve Kirsch points out that “objective-data” has funding sources with interests:
    Official US government data shows that there is no doubt whatsoever that the COVID vaccines cause Guillain-Barre, Bell’s palsy, and other serious side effects​.

    ​ Meryl Nass MD, US Secretary of State today implied the treaty would not go forward next week, lacking consensus, but it may have been a dodge.
    ​ Representative Chris Smith (R, NJ) asked Secretary of State Antony Blinken whether he would submit the Pandemic Treaty (actually there are 2 treaties, the IHR amendments and the Pandemic Agreement) to the Senate for ratification.
    ​ Weasel Antony Blinken did a double dodge on the question.​.​. Not wanting to answer the question, he didn’t.
    ​ Instead, he pivoted to excluding the IHR amendments and only spoke about the “Pandemic Agreement.” He claimed no consensus had been reached, thus implying it would not be adopted next week. But of course, a version might be.​

    John Day

    ​ A Midwestern Doctor, It’s Time To Stop the WHO’s Horrific Pandemic Treaty
    The WHO treaty is quite possibly the worst treaty of our lifetimes and is being supported by all the elitist institutions and richest oligarchs. Fortunately, we now have a real chance of stopping it​…​
    ​..“Preventing” pandemics is one of the most lucrative areas in medicine. Sadly, this money has incentivized “preventative” research which frequently leads to disastrous leaks and suppresses effective solutions for the pandemics that emerge​.
    ​ COVID-19 was handled so egregiously that it woke much of the public up to this grift and the pandemic-industrial complex is now facing an existential threat to its business model
    ​ To address this “threat” the WHO (World Health Organization) has covertly created a treaty behind the scenes which usurps national sovereignty and gives international health agencies terrifying control during “health emergencies”
    ​ A grassroots activist movement advocating for health freedoms has accomplished something remarkable in their fight to derail the WHO treaty and they need your help.

    ​ Our friend, Helen of desTroy has deeply researched a powerful “true believer” Imperial Field Marshall in the Information Wars:
    ​ How Public Radio Became the Enemy of the Public​ Part I: Katherine Maher, Wikipedia’s Woke Warrior​
    ​ The establishment Left in the US has been engaged in an ongoing act of credibility-seppuku since Trump’s 2016 electoral victory, not because of any deeply-held beliefs on their part but because the organizations that have hijacked its ideological North Star have long since been coopted by entities hostile to true liberal values and the vulgar, unpredictable Trump merely yanked the mask off the whole sordid process. Rather than work for peace, justice, and equality, they focus on ruthlessly stripping out target populations’ remaining assets until nothing is left but the bare walls, then goading those populations into flagellating themselves for not being quicker to offer up the bare walls as well. Maher no more represented free speech at Wikipedia than she did human rights at the World Bank, and her response to the whistleblower Berliner’s essay – dismissing it because it was celebrated by NPR’s conservative critics without addressing one of his many valid points – is an eerie echo of the Wikipedia editorial elite’s dismissal of former editors’ (and co-founder Sanger’s) critiques because they happen to be republished by Breitbart or Infowars. Truth is an afterthought – “Verifiability,” defined by Wikipedia as prevalence in “reliable sources,” is king. And with reliability accredited only through votes of support by influential (ideologically sympathetic) editors, a self-perpetuating disinformation circuit is sealed, impenetrable to truth even as it is sold as the only acceptable reality for “good people” in “democracies.” In modern western society, in which the masses have abdicated en masse their duty to think critically about the information they are mainlining every day, when you control both encyclopedia and references, you get to write history. No media property – even one edited by (or funded by) “the people” – should have such power.​

    ​(2 + 2 has always been 5. What kind of deviant are YOU?) Dutch Lawyer Faces Prosecution For Social Media Post Slamming Mass Migration
    ​ A Dutch conservative female lawyer is being prosecuted on charges of “racism” and “inciting hatred” after she expressed fury over mass migration in response to a viral video showing a white boy being beaten up and thrown onto a railway track by a gang of migrants.
    ​ Raisa Blommestijn revealed how she had received a letter that amounted to an order to appear before a Dutch prosecutor at a court hearing in front of multiple judges on August 19th.
    ​ The charges stem from comments Blommestijn made on social media in response to a video of a defenseless Dutch boy being brutally kicked and punched as he lay on the ground at an Amsterdam Metro station in May last year before he was thrown onto the railway track.
    ​ “Yet another white man got kicked around in the street by a group of black primates. How many defenseless white people remain to become victims? Countless probably: the open borders elite is importing these people in droves, with all the consequences that entails,” she wrote.
    ​ Blommestijn said she was subjected to a four hour police interrogation over her comments and later learned that she would be facing prosecution.​

    ​ The Ethical Skeptic deep dive on ancient flood catastrophe, which marred Egyptian pyramids, and how it may be the natural and recurring consequence of the spinning of an irregularly-weighted body, like our planet. So when might it flip again?: Master Exothermic Core-Mantle Decoupling – Dzhanibekov Oscillation (ECDO) Theory


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    @John Day

    Thanks for the theory stuff on the liquid magnetic core of Earth with the slippery crust spinning at different rates.

    Throw in electrical/magnetic features and you have a very complex little planet dynamic.

    I’ve always been fascinated by the face surfaces of the three pyramids at Giza and the mystery of the Sphinx and the evidence of it being much older than thought (with multiple re-makes) and having significant water erosion damage especially at it’s base.

    Back in the day I was told that the pyramids at Giza were faced with polish white marble

    That would have been and awesome sight indeed! I’ve never seen a CGI animation of such a portrayal.

    I was told the white marble had been pilfered and removed by succeeding generations and burnt as mortar for other building projects.

    Had that actually been the case, I would have started removing the marble face from the top, not the bottom. The top slabs would have had the smooth face of the marble below it to slide down the pyramid quickly. The further down the sides the easier the task


    But in this illustration the top face surfaces seem relatively intact and get far worst the further down the pyramid.

    Never occurred to me that could have been water damage but that is one hell of a lot of water to erode it like that.

    The pattern does look consistent with ocean wave erosion.

    I suppose because the earth is actually pear shaped and not a perfect sphere that having the crust shift and re-position around a different rotational axis relative to the core with a ‘low point’ of the pear shape over Giza would easily have put the whole place easily under 500-600 feet of water.

    Were not talking about pairs of tectonic plates shifting but ALL the connected tectonic plates that form the Earth Pear moving in concert relative to the underlying semi-liquid core.

    Interesting theory

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