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    Pablo Picasso Nude on a beach 1929   • NATO’s New World (Vilches) • Ukraine’s Forces Told To Hold The Line Where Russia Pulverizes Them (MoA) • F
    [See the full post at: Debt Rattle May 6 2022]

    V. Arnold

    The US is walking a razor thin edge in the conflict between Ukraine and Russia…
    Being complicit in the sinking of the Moskva will most certainly change the rules of engagement…
    I fear the step too far by the US (already taken?); Russia, with it’s very deliberate and considered responses may shock the US with an unprecedented blowback…hopefully not nuclear…
    That’s the game being played…as I see it…

    Mister Roboto

    European obesity: JMG on his blog yesterday said in the comments section that he observes that western Europe has appeared to have something of a cultural death-wish ever since about the end of World War I.


    Geert’s latest. Starts at 1:03:30 :

    A complete doozy.

    Must listen to the end – not a happy ending for the vaxxed.

    Good luck all. 🤡🤡🤡

    Dr. D

    Now that we’re in raging Stagflation – negative GDP with inflation over 8% — can we bring up that under Keynesian models stagflation is impossible?

    Yup, here we are TWICE, with impossible stagflation going on DECADES, and no one notices. Keynes still taught in schools as the exclusive, Fed and policy still exclusively by Keynes. (Except for the part where they ignore Keynes and helpful stimulus is never removed, ever, even after the market has been raging for 5 years at 0% and did it for the third time in 30 years.) We’re at negative real rates for how many years? 20?

    10-year rates spend no time at 3% heading right to 4%. Tripling in 9 months. Up 4% today. with Dow down +1,000.

    Ah, Keynes, we hardly knew ya.

    “US Intelligence Has Helped Kill Multiple Russian Generals In Ukraine”

    Sounds like we’re in the war.

    CIA hoping that Russians, both civilians & soldiers, will use the site to give information to the US.”

    Sounds like we’re in the war.

    “US Ramps up Training Ukrainian Troops while Still Rejecting ‘Proxy War’ Label”

    Sounds like we’re in the war.

    We are sending free F-16s and rapidly training the pilots in Germany.

    Sounds like we’re in the war.

    “White House Bragging About Killing Russians in Ukraine? (CTH)”

    Sounds like we’re in the war.

    US Intel Assisted In Sinking Russian Flagship Vessel”

    How are we not in the war?

    Artillery dominated the battlefields of World War I.”

    One-hunned years ago. They could already drop a bomb on a tin can miles away. But now they can just sit around drinking Sambuca safely while having no shells to shoot back. That’s “Winning”, Ukrainian-style. We know the U.S. is committing genocide on Slavs, specifically the Ukrainians. Why are they cooperating?

    Speaking of genocidal wars, the U.S. is targeting for the upcoming hot war on their own people. They already had the cold and hidden war. That’s what Joe said. “every American who’s seen this, no matter how you feel about the MAGA crowd” Hahahaha. As if. Just use the word “Trump” in a sentence, and whatever other words are in it become justified. I’ve been reading about how we should round up and kill every Trump supporter for 6 years now, and the same sentiment for rural people for 30 years. But Hate just feels SO GOOD! It provides the very meaning to life! No one is going to take that away from me.

    “the United Kingdom is pushing its own Online Safety Act”

    Not only will Europe have no property rights but no human rights. If in practice they still have any remaining. If that doesn’t move you, note that all prosperity and capital will flee such a place. If that doesn’t matter, note that minorities will be the first attacked.

    “D’Souza’s question is a good one.”

    It is. But also simple: they opened their mouths and were therefore lying. Election day of, DHS officials said it was “Most secure ever”, having not yet investigated a single complaint, of which there were thousands already, like re-opening the counting at 3am while booting out the election monitors. Videos widely-distributed of putting the same ballots through the machine again and again.

    “FDA Limits Use of Johnson and Johnson Vaccine Due to Blood Clots (CTH)”

    Safe and Effective. We know because it was banned in 12 countries, and now J&J is being banned too. That’s what “Safe” means! It means “So dangerous it was outlawed.”

    “Covid Certification”. This means something else. They need it by July 1, so that’s the date for the economic fail, AND it won’t be useful unless they have another Covid right after. So that is certainly coming. The day after the U.S. Midterms it will appear and lock us down until the day before the next election. I remember making such predictions in 2020 and Lo! Fauci-Magic, it occurred! Immaculate perception. Like the old joke, “The mass killings will continue until morale improves.”

    “UN: Obesity Levels in Europe at ‘Epidemic Proportions’ (AP)”

    You’re kidding, right? The Europeans are positively svelte compared to the Americans. And they care so much about 0.003% deaths that they have a shock-team laser-focused on this health problem, right?

    Yup published their address. “The activists call themselves”Ruth Sent Us” and have published what appears to be home addresses of Justices Samuel Alito, Brett Kavanaugh, Clarence Thomas, Neil Gorsuch, John Roberts, and Amy Coney Barrett.” Just because it’s called “Ruth Sent Us” doesn’t mean Lorenz isn’t the head of it. Love and tolerance. Gettin’ some folks killed. Not JUST the most dangerous and extreme people in America evah! (Half of all Americans), but all sympathizers in GOvernment, like Rand Paul, half of COngress playing baseball, and the Supreme Court. This isn’t the only one, either. The Inter-tubes are a-Twitter with “Thought-experiment: what would happen if all the Conservative Justices were murdered in their beds? Not that I’m ADVOCATING for any such thing, heavens no.” Like ISIS and murdering Russians anywhere worldwide, such Tweets are made of pure love and are totally legal, remain posted.

    “Swedish Prime Minister Says Integration Has Failed After Migrant Riots: “Our society was too weak,”

    That’s right, this is all your fault and Sweden probably shouldn’t exist. Give up already. The land of vikings and Nobel Prizes is just made up of a bunch of anemic failures. Btw, vote for me! If you want more of these words and deeds. I’m the certified spokeswoman of weakness and failure.

    US Gives Sweden Security Assurances If It Submits NATO Application”

    Aaaaaand there’s your failure writ large. The U.S. is going to pay them to join so we can kill Swedes. We’ve never defended anybody since Kennedy, but HAVE killed Hungarians, Cubans, Iraqis, Yemenis, Libyans, Kurds, Chinese, Americans by the ten thousands… Will they never learn assurances from us are worse than nothing?

    P.S. don’t buy our weapons either. We make planes that don’t fly and guns that don’t shoot and all of them will use gas you don’t have now, thanks to us. Take a note from the guy we ignore: Trade to all and alliances with none.

    Speaking of bulls—t, “Manure Supplies Tighten as Fertilizer Prices Soar”

    You’re kidding right? There is practically no manure in the U.S. and it can’t be shipped anywhere, certainly no further than 5-miles. On the 1,000 year farming practices, there is not enough manure for a mixed homestead FOR THEIR OWN FARM, much less to share with even their papa in the house next door. It’s valuable stuff, but rare. Would you also like to save fertilizer with green manure and crop rotation? Great! Get ready to put 25% of your fields out of service every single year. 25% yield drop*, instantly. (*sort of)

    So they’re so arrogant and ignorant not only will they kill themselves but the rest of us too. They just can’t bother to ask. Now I’m glad I wrote that farming article. Unfortunately it’s not going to come in handy since working backwards to those practices will take decades, and sustainability will cause generation-long yield drops. Not that we shouldn’t do that, but things need to be adjusted.


    “UN: Obesity Levels In Europe At ‘Epidemic Proportions’ (AP)”
    This coming winter should cure most of it!
    Having done the small animal husbandry thing for a number of decades I can say that manure is like gold if you’re a gardener. I no longer keep any animals but maintain a large enough garden that we are still eating from last years produce. Finding manure for the garden is now a trip of about one hour one way so I don’t have as steady a supply as I once had. We compost everything except bones, they draw bib animals such as bears. I fortunately live near the ocean and can haul seaweed by the truck load to the gardens and, in my experience it is as good as manure, maybe better. This should help with the culling:

    Armenio Pereira

    (trouble ashore . worries galore)

    Earth is a flooded quarry at which God throws pebbles (humans among those.)
    One of these days the pile of pebbles – or one large enough – is going to rock the joint.
    Prepping will save nobody – to pray may.

    [Praying is not begging (for mercy, or for anything else.) Praying is finding answers (a mantra, if you will) suitable to pacify the “I”.
    To each its own: different people, different mantras. Find yours – you’ll be fine.]

    We all do asset management: God provided each one of us with a portfolio, we do what we can to increase gains and soften losses; some fare better than others; some do a finer job hedging their bets.
    Either way, never mind (be at ease): no one stays a poor player (nor a wealthy one) forever; winners & losers trade places all the time. In the long(er)-run, patience(concrete faith) outperforms/outshines gold.

    (More religious than this and someone will have to lend me the cassock – or taqiyah.)

    In human consciousness, religion(faith) is upstream from science, that’s why it will always be purer, closer to men’s soul.


    Before my mother passed she would ask me, “Why do you read all this stuff? You know you can’t make a difference?”
    And I’d say, “Yeah, but when it reaches a peak, I don’t want to be carrying my pitchfork and torch toward the wrong castle.”

    I am absolutely stunned by the single-mindedness, close-mindedness, of those around me. Just stunned. There is no logic, no thinking, no even LOOKING at information that might challenge their (very simplistic, in my opinion) world-view.

    Maybe I’M actually the crazy one? To be so apparently and soundly “out-of-step” with one’s society is discomfiting, mentally.

    My respect for the REAL heroes of the past, who stood up to unimaginable “out-of-stepness”, persecution, pain, etc… has grown immensely. Martin Luther King, for example. I pray for one millionth of his courage, commitment, clarity and fortitude. Just one millionth…

    John Day

    There is lots to think about again today, but as soon as I saw this information yesterday, I saw a flaw in the logic. Russia knows this is not how the ship was sunk, so this information is for American domestic-consumption only:
    …the White House is about to flip the switch from a “proxy war” into an actual hot war between the United States and Russia. How do we know? Because the Biden administration is openly bragging about their specific military operations inside Ukraine that are killing Russians. Consider:
    NYT: “The United States provided intelligence that helped Ukrainian forces locate and strike the flagship of Russia’s Black Sea fleet last month, another sign that the administration is easing its self-imposed limitations on how far it will go in helping Ukraine fight Russia, U.S. officials said.” …

    Still, it makes the purpose clear of escalating to direct war against Russia, at least as an open option, being developed in American domestic politics.

    John Day

    Russia doesn’t want any of this stinking-bait, by the way…


    John Day

    @Armenio Pereira:

    “Faith without works is dead.”
    The answer to my prayers comes, “grow food and share truth!”

    Prep and Pray!

    John Day

    I’ll get there today. You and I are not the ones who walk to the gas chamber without fighting…

    D Benton Smith


    From yesterday, you very wisely observed that , “…we march against the Universe We rebel against God, and yet we don’t know why; not our merit, not our fault.”

    What I understand from your statement is that we humans rebel against God but we don’t know why we rebel against Him. Of course God knows. He knows why we do it, why we rebel. So why doesn’t He just tell us why so that we would know, too, and could decide whether to go on rebelling or not.

    Ahh! But, perhaps, He actually IS telling us, and we (in our selfish arrogance) are just not listening?


    Todays takeaway
    They never learn
    The culling is always happening


    Listen to your mother. Stop reading. Ignorance is happiness.
    Saw an eyeball peepin’ through a smoky cloud
    Behind the green door (green door)
    When I said, “Joe sent me” someone laughed out loud
    Behind the green door (ooh, green door)
    All I wanna do is join the happy crowd
    Behind the green door (green door)

    Mister Roboto

    The Plunge Protection Team to the rescue!


    Our social/economic system is not responding to the inputs of “The manipulators”





    Thank you for pointing to mantra. It is a tool like a good chainsaw or a stocked pantry.

    Mantra is powerful, and will protect by taking you to The PEACE/TRUTH beyond words. Discover for yourself how words are sounds and sounds/vibrations are the access key to opening the BEYOND. “In the beginning was the Word, and the Word was with God, and the Word was God.” Om (Aum).

    Prep and Pray and Play!

    Why not? This deLIGHTful Trinity could be YOUR Mantra.

    Find fun in the sun – or the rain – or the clouds. All works just fine.

    Work is Faith in motion/action.

    Work with (activate) Gratitude, Joy, and or LOVE…the Way to/through will BEcome you.

    LOVE to All (is a mantra).

    Om. Tat. Sat.


    UK Column news, 4 May 2022, has a good, sharp summary (voice and text in eng) of what has happened in Ukraine, in recent times — takes off from just before 2014. Painted in broad strokes for sure, imho roughly correct, or in any case worthy of a listen and consideration… and I was going to say send-along but that is moot as many are now completely blinded and stuck in their propagandised niche..

    from 2.35 on

    Mr. House
    Michael Reid

    This week on the New World Next Week: governments around the world pledge to erect ministries of truth over the internet; Canada’s bioethicist-driven eugenics agenda continues apace as the euthanasia drive ramps up; and Roe v. Wade threatens to ignite Civil War 2.0 in the US.

    Interview 1727 – New World Next Week with James Evan Pilato

    Figmund Sreud

    “Meta-Crisis!” Yes, … I agree we are facing such! Michael Every [Global Strategist at Rabobank, Singapore] being interviewed. I pick few proverbial bones with what he has to say, project, but still, … lots of dribs and drabs Michael drops in presenting his argument that I never thought about. Mind you, those dribs and drabs simply triggered my own thoughts, but not necessarily led me to the same conclusions.

    Anyway, … my major disagreement with Michael is that Russia today is not U.S.S.R. of yesterday, and that Putin is not alike, say, … latter days presidents of U.S.S.R. Michael Every fails to grasp that disconnect!

    Still, … worth hearing him out:

    … btw, there is a continuation of that vid – in separate uTube chunk – that mostly comprises of what the interviewer and his buddy thinks about Michaels’ babble.

    … fwiw,


    TAE Summary

    * The National Day of Prayer/Support for Ukraine

    Lord our Father, our young patriots, idols of our hearts, go forth into battle—be Thou near them! With them—in spirit—we also go forth from the sweet peace of our beloved firesides to smite the foe. O Lord our God, help us tear their soldiers to bloody shreds with our shells; help us to cover their smiling fields with the pale forms of their patriot dead; help us to drown the thunder of the guns with the shrieks of their wounded, writhing in pain; help us to lay waste their humble homes with a hurricane of fire; help us to wring the hearts of their unoffending widows with unavailing grief; help us to turn them out roofless with their little children to wander unfriended in the wastes of their desolated land in rags and hunger and thirst, sports of the sun flames in summer and the icy winds of winter, broken in spirit, worn with travail, imploring thee for the refuge of the grave and denied it—

    For our sakes who adore Thee, Lord, blast their hopes, blight their lives, protract their bitter pilgrimmage, make heavy their steps, water their way with their tears, stain the white snow with the blood of their wounded feet!

    We ask it, in the spirit of love, of Him Who is the Source of Love, and Who is the ever-faithful refuge and friend of all that are sore beset and seek His aid with humble and contrite hearts. Amen.

    — Mark Twain

    John Day

    @TAE Summary:
    I was prepared to laud your work again, but I’ll laud your choice of Mark Twain instead.

    Figmund Sreud

    Dept: It’s all Putin’s fault!

    Canadians in most parts of the country are waking up to higher gas prices today, with prices either above $2 a litre,or creeping close to that.

    Prices have jumped by 4 to 6 cents in many urban centres across the country. In Vancouver, the price of regular gasoline reached $2.17. Prices on the Prairies have remained unchanged over the last day, because they jumped up 9 cents three days ago!

    Lowest price in Canada is in Edmonton: … C$1.619 , Vancouver: C$2.169 highest. Me, in Calgary pays C$1.639 per litre of regular.

    Note: … as of week March 22, Canada is producing 5,762 mmb/d of crude oil (2.6% rise Y/Y increase.)

    Curse on you, Putin!


    Mr. House

    Question: Has anyone noticed differences in gas prices? When i was growing up gas was always, always more expensive in the city. Nothing huge but it was always five to ten cents cheaper in the rural areas but in the last few years i’ve noticed the opposite. Anybody have any ideas as to why the change?

    John Day

    Self Sacrifice : sunrise garden with coffee pictured again

    To what degree is our human species programmed to commit mass suicide in hard times?
    Genetically, we respond differently to different situations, emotionally, not with rational assessment.
    We look at the Jim Jones followers all drinking the poisoned Kool-Aid at the same time, or at German blindness to genocide in WW-2 with disbelief.
    A quote attributed to Joseph Mengele MD, speaking to imprisoned subjects, who he was testing to death, haunts me.
    “The more we do to you, the less you believe it.”
    Stress is very hard on us. If we cannot escape, why have stress?
    If we can escape, it is worth the “eternal vigilance” if we can break out and survive.

    At what point do we decide that stress is not needed for a fake threat, or not needed because “resistance is futile”?
    It looks like individuals and cohesive human groups behave differently under inescapable, relentless threat of death.
    Individual humans, prepared or unprepared, have a wide range of endurance capabilities.
    Special forces troops are trained in how to resist psychologically. Some fold, and other wills cannot be broken.

    Cohesive groups support each other emotionally under stress, and usually maintain group cohesion.
    The followers of Jim Jones died together after drinking poison together at the same moment.
    Azov-Brigade nationalists, trapped underground at the Mariupol steel factory complex, face a fairly certain death if they do not surrender.
    They are not surrendering. It appears that they kill deserters who try to surrender.
    They are ordered to hold their positions.
    Those giving them this order are ordering their suicide-by-Russian.
    Those orders are being followed.

    After 3 days freezing in a cattle-car would you remove all of your clothes and go naked with your children to the shower?
    People did this. It looks like everybody went to the showers, whole families, but men separated from women.
    I’m sure that it was easier to go to the showers. Resistance was futile at that point.

    We have the ability to look at history, to look at our human nature in different situations and to look at how people may be gradually driven into situations where there is “no way out”. Some consciousness plans many small steps along the way to the trap, and makes the choice of each step easy, with rewards and punishments.
    No single step suggests the ultimate destination of genocide or personal death. Those threats are hidden until the final and inescapable moment.

    When we begin to have suspicions, what do we do?
    How early in the process do we become suspicious, based upon our reading of history?
    This question does not plague most people, but it always haunted me.
    How would a German Jew, who had options to give up everything and go to another country, know when it was the right action?
    We can look back and see that the beginning of depersonalization of a group of humans marks the point of departure from their having the same rights as “good Germans”. This also happened during the Spanish Inquisition, and in the “killing fields” of Cambodia. It happened to “decadent intellectuals” in the Cultural Revolution.

    Last year, when I saw the de-humanization of “the unvaccinated” beginning, I knew that I had to “stand naked with the Jews”.
    Anything less than putting myself openly in that group would be the beginning of subtle capitulation to the beginning of a genocide.
    We had taught the children to look out for a sign. We traveled to the Anne Frank House, Dachau prison camp, and to the Tuol Sleng “museum” of Cambodian genocide. In each place we saw that normal people had slowly been turned to do this to other normal people.
    Guards often became suspects and prisoners themselves, were imprisoned, tortured and killed.
    Did that spare their souls?

    I really have nothing to present but these questions. We are already on the road to mass killings, but it’s not in our neighborhoods.
    We’re safe here, right? Food and fuel shortages won’t be bad, and certainly won’t lead to mass killings where we live.
    Nobody would go along with that, no matter how hungry, no matter how broadly some local minority might be blamed, no matter how long it lasted, no matter who was already doing it.
    No matter if people started calling them a “Putin-lover”… Right?

    Mr. House


    Thank you for the reply from my question yesterday. Steve’s stuff was really good, called everything a racket, esp. healthcare. I was kinda surprised he didn’t have anything to say about it which shall not be named.

    John Day

    “Slavic genocide”, say some…
    ​ ​Without artillery support in good quantity the Ukrainian military has no chance to hold the line and to stop Russian moves. Any unit which attempts is hold the line will simply be mauled by Russian artillery until it is no longer able to fight. That is happening now. As the Ukrainians have orders not to leave or move their defense lines they either have to give up or die defending them.
    ​ ​By giving ‘hold the line’ orders the Ukrainian leadership is contributing to the Russian demilitarization of the Ukraine.
    ​ ​Why is it doing that? The situation for the Ukraine is hopeless and has been for some time. Why has its President Zelensky not given up? Why does he not agree to Russia’s peace conditions? …
    ..It is the ‘west’ that is preventing Zelensky from suing for peace.

    This article raises the question in my mind of how long I would need to be under repeated artillery barrage before I would choose death instead. Ukrainian soldiers face this day and night, without real respite, and without much hope. Their comrades have already died from shelling. Humans break. Thanks Dan.
    Ukraine’s Army Is In Very Bad Shape – More Fighting Will Only Destroy It​ ​, Moon of Alabama (German)

    Elsewhere I saw the view that training of Ukrainian troops , near Lviv, in Western Ukraine, to fight Russia has had to move to Germany, in a much smaller operation. All of the seasoned soldiers are already being chewed up by war. These new weapons take time to learn and much more time to learn to use effectively in battle.
    Many are not applicable to battle, like anti-tank missiles with range a little over a mile, when enemy tanks are behind the artillery batteries, which are pounding you from 20 miles away. The West has some time to prepare other troops for the meat-grinder, if the Ukrainians can appear to hold out until September.
    Poles and Romanians seem to be next in that line-up.
    US Ramps Up Training of Ukrainian Troops
    Hundreds​ (not tens of thousands)​ ​of Ukrainians are being trained on howitzers, drones, radars, and armored vehicles provided by the US

    US Ramps Up Training of Ukrainian Troops

    ​NATO member states are bravely sending their end-of-life weapons systems, and depleted-uranium weapons to the killing fields of Ukraine.
    Go Ukrainians! Thanks J.A.W.

    Since the very special battery packs are so long expired, the missiles do not seem to hit the tanks, but they still explode and spread the uranium.
    “Mission-accomplished”, I guess.

    Ukrainian POW Reveals Problems With US-Made Javelin & British-Made NLAW Anti-Tank Missiles

    John Day

    ​About that Canadian general who surrendered in Mariupol. thanks Eleni.
    ​ ​The Russian armed forces arrested Canadian General Trevor Cadieu in Mariupol on the night of 2-3 May 2022. He is currently in Moscow awaiting to stand trial.
    General Trevor Kadier was apparently not on a mission for his government, but was in charge of biolaboratory No. 1, with 18 staff working under his command.
    ​ ​The National Pulse reported that Hunter Biden, son of US President Joe Biden, and Christopher Heinz, John Kerry’s son-in-law, had organized subcontracting arrangements for Ukrainian research laboratories through their firm Rosemont Capital, on behalf of the Pentagon’s Defense Threat Reduction Agency (DTRA).
    ​ ​The ​(jealous?) ​Chinese Foreign Ministry revealed that the United States operates 336 biological and chemical weapons research laboratories abroad.

    ​I like the line, “Zelensky will instruct Biden”.
    ​ ​Hungary has announced they will not stop purchasing oil and gas from Russia and join a blockade of energy products by the 27 member EU alliance.
    ​ ​Hungary will not support sanctions that would make Russian oil and gas shipments to Hungary impossible, Foreign Minister Peter Szijjarto said in a statement on Tuesday.
    ​ ​Speaking in Kazakhstan, Szijjarto said Russian oil shipments via the Druzhba pipeline accounted for about 65% of the oil Hungary needed and there were no alternative supply routes that could replace that. (link)
    ​ ​Slovakia has also announced they will not participate, which makes any collective EU action problematic. Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelenskyy is reported to be using his connection to the U.S. and Joe Biden in an effort to force the EU to deliver additional sanctions. Essentially, if an EU country does not fall in line, Zelenskyy will instruct Biden not to support that EU country with the money congress is preparing to use as blackmail.​..if you look closely at the $33 billion spending demand from the White House, it’s clear to see the U.S. State Dept, specifically those who are currently operating the proxy war along with the CIA, are positioning the funds for use as bribes to EU allies​.
    ​ ​Any deal on Russian oil would require the consent of all 27 EU members, meaning it could not pass without Hungary and Slovakia’s approval. The bloc agreed on an embargo on Russian coal in the fifth package last month, while it has not yet ventured into gas.

    ​Big-league doxxing”:
    ​ Not only Hungarian Prime Minister Viktor Orban but also Croatian President Zoran Milanovic and a Nobel Prize winner have been listed on Myrotvorets, the Ukrainian intelligence database which acts as a hit list.
    Sputnik described the website on Monday as a “notorious Ukrainian kill list”. In April 2015, Myrotvorets, [translated as Peacemaker] published the home addresses of Ukrainian writer Oles Buzina and former Verkhovna Rada parliamentarian Oleg Kalashnikov, “just days before they were assassinated,” according to Wikipedia.
    Myrotvorets has outed Orban as an “anti-Ukrainian propagandist”.

    John Day

    On Wednesday, (president) ​Biden suggested that the potential overturning of Roe v. Wade was a slippery slope.
    ​ ​Biden proposed a hypothetical situation, “What happens if you have states change the law saying that children who are LGBTQ can’t be in classrooms with other children?”…​ (Huh, come again, Sir?)
    ​ ​”Because this MAGA crowd is really the most extreme political organization that’s existed in American history, in recent American history,” Biden said, making a reference to Trump’s “Make America Great Again” movement.​..​
    ​(Former Hawaiian Congresswoman, Tulsi) ​Gabbard was incensed by Biden’s incendiary remarks and slammed the president during an appearance on Fox News’ “Hannity.”
    ​ ​”When you look at the President of the United States of America calling millions of Americans, essentially terrorists, people who politically opposed him or voted against him, he’s calling them terrorists in an attempt to intimidate them into silence. And we know this because we’ve heard this before from both him and his attorney general.”
    ​ ​Gabbard pointed to the Justice Department’s newly-formed “Domestic Terrorism Unit” that will target the “elevated threat from domestic violent extremists.”
    ​ ​”You remember when his attorney general said, you know, anyone who holds extremist or anti-authority views will be targeted for investigation and potential prosecution by their domestic terrorist unit,” Gabbard said. “So he’s essentially saying that this, quote-unquote ‘MAGA’ crowd are worse than terrorists. This is outrageous.”​

    ​Glenn Greenwald: ​Homeland Security’s “Disinformation Board” is Even More Pernicious Than it Seems
    The power to decree what is “disinformation” now determines what can and cannot be discussed on the internet. It is now in the hands of trained disinformation agents of the U.S. Security State.

    John Day

    Death is a “serious side effect”, of course.
    ​ ​A German study has found that the number of serious side effects after Corona vaccines was 40 times higher than previously reported. The Charité, a well-known hospital in Berlin, interviewed 40 000 vaccinated people after they had received their mandated jabs.
    ​ ​The interviews showed that the number of serious side effects was 40 times higher than previously reported by medical supervisors the Paul Ehrlich Institute…

    Study of 23 Million People Shows Risk of Myocarditis After COVID Vaccines

    ​That study is excerpted here:
    SARS-CoV-2 Vaccination and Myocarditis in a Nordic Cohort Study of 23 Million Residents
    Conclusions and Relevance: Results of this large cohort study indicated that both first and second doses of mRNA vaccines were associated with increased risk of myocarditis and pericarditis. For individuals receiving 2 doses of the same vaccine, risk of myocarditis was highest among young males (aged 16-24 years) after the second dose.

    ​Meryl Nass MD points out that people who got one shot, or even two, appear to mostly be avoiding the COVID vaccines at this point.
    Most Americans Don’t Want Those Shots

    Armenio Pereira

    @D Benton Smith

    What drives a creator? He/she looks around and is not satisfied with what’s there: ‘Something has to be done!’ And creation gets in motion.
    God’s the Supreme Creator, The Everlasting Dissatisfaction – we fail to see this because we’re drenched in dualism and intoxicated by hope, the path required to fulfill our purpose as thoughtless lawbreakers.
    Whether one believes in a perfect Universe or in an imperfect one, coming to terms with the transient nature of ourselves and our achievements requires an hefty – some will say cruel – dose of hopeless selflessness, one that many simply can’t seem to bear, or are unaware of.
    “Wisdom” is not a collective aptitude, just a “mellow curse” of the lonely (and “madness” its “hardcore” version.)


    John Day

    @Mr. House: different local taxation-entities levy different rates of tax upon gasoline, I believe.
    Some places may have different contracts than others. Prices vary markedly over a period of days along my frequent 100 mile drive. Our local Valero, our local Costco, and 2 grocery stores of the same chain, in different rural communities are what I largely monitor. Any one of them might win on one day and (except Costco) be most expensive a couple of days later.
    The stations that are always cheapest in their neighborhoods appear to have it as a business model. People go in and buy other things, too.

    Mr. House


    I didn’t know countys or localities taxed fuel, i only thought the feds and the state .gov did.

    Mr. House

    My state doesn’t have local fuel taxes, just state and fed .gov. So why the difference? I’ve observed that since 2008 just about all the subsidies and investment money has gone into the cities (healthcare, higher ed, ect) Just more punishment for rural people?


    @Dr. D: Speaking of bulls—t, “Manure Supplies Tighten as Fertilizer Prices Soar”

    What I want to know is where the bulls**t we’ll be using to return to these “sustainable farming practices” will come from after they get rid of all the cows…..


    @boilingfrog: “I am absolutely stunned by the single-mindedness, close-mindedness, of those around me. Just stunned. There is no logic, no thinking, no even LOOKING at information that might challenge their (very simplistic, in my opinion) world-view.”

    Bingo. My experience precisely.

    Mister Roboto

    Eurasia is the eternal enemy of Oceania. Eastasia might or might not be our ally, depending (these days, not so much).

    John Day

    @Mr. House: It’s hard for me to find specific information on local fuel taxes, except that they exist in some places.
    When I look at Texas fuel taxes specifically, I find that I was mistaken.
    I know there are always some places just out of some towns, on the interstate, that are always cheaper.

    Sorry, I was wrong.

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