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    NATO might be a convenient target, but if they don’t do something about EU leadership, how many of the problems will get solved?

    The people have spoken. Are the leaders listening?
    “Let’s Get Out Of NATO”: Discontent Soars Across Europe As Russian Sanctions Backfire


    In case you missed this
    October 29, 2022

    Drone Attack On Sevastopol
    This morning at 4:20 local time the Russian fleet in the Crimean port of Sevastopol was attacked by nine unmanned aerial vehicles and seven autonomous maritime drones. Earlier a maritime drone that had run aground in Crimea and had been found and pictured.

    During today’s attack a large U.S. drone had flown circles south of Crimea. It likely relayed data from and to the drones.

    The maritime drones are British and Russia alleges that British specialists had trained the Ukrainian navy in using them. It also says that British soldiers were involved in the attack on the Nord Stream pipeline.

    The Ukrainians published two videos shot by the maritime drones while attacking. One of the video shows extensive gun fire impacts near the drone from a Russian helicopter that is attacking it.

    The Russians say that all the aerial drones and 4 of 7 maritime drones were defeated before they could caused damage. They also say that one mine seeking ship was damaged in the harbor. It is possible that the damage is greater than Russia admits.

    As a consequence of the attack Russia declared that the deal which allowed for grain exports from Odessa has been suspended. That deal had already been in danger as the ‘west’ had not fulfilled its part of the deal which would have allowed for the export for Russian fertilizer to third parties.

    I find it likely that Russia will take additional measures to punish the Ukrainian navy for the brazen attack. Additional attacks on Ukrainian infrastructure is another possibility.

    Meanwhile all recent attempts by the Ukrainian army to penetrate the Russian held lines have failed. It is notable that these are now much smaller in size with just a battalion or in some cases just two companies in the lead.

    It is now definitely mud season in Ukraine during which it is impossible to cross most farmland even on feet. This will hinder the attacking forces on both sides until winter sets in.

    John Day

    Man, that is a LOT of meticulous steps in the process of making that one small demonstration panel of wall, Oxymoron!
    That is a long time to maintain perfect concentration, and again and again…



    Winter time in Greece?
    Am I right in thinking Greece’s daylight savings time (DST) ended yesterday and is now on standard (winter) time, whereas the USA’s DST doesn’t end until next Sunday, the first Sunday in November? That would mean this week Greece is on standard (winter) time and the US is still on DST (summer) time.

    Not the entire US.
    DST seems “normal” to those who are accustomed to it, but — as one who has not lived with it for 19 years now in AZ — it really is a strange human anachronism.


    I decided to research what’s on the ballot yesterday. My spouse focused on the candidates and I focused on the propositions. Let’s see. The AZ legislature wants the AZ public to place various restrictions upon the public’s ability to affect AZ law via propositions. Nope, not approving those. Some tidying of existing language in AZ law regarding exemptions from property tax for US vets, widows, widowers (tinkering with this topic was done a couple decades back via proposition, partially undone via courts, and since it requires 3/4 majority for legislature to amend propositions, it gets thrown back to the citizens.) Expansion of protections to debtors — we are cautioned that if this is enacted that lenders won’t want to lend to Arizonans. Hm. I find that highly unlikely. It looks like the huge initiative to “adjust” voting in a way that is desired by the Democratic Party got derailed by legal challenge and didn’t make it on the ballot. Oh, darn — I was looking forward to my no-vote on that one. “Please raise the state sales tax to support rural fire districts”…interestingly, those who live in the rural fire districts are writing cogent letters about how they don’t support this proposition. That is telling. An initiative to increase verification of early ballots — I like combatting the “mule” problem, but the solution proposed has inherent privacy flaws — we need a solution but *this* isn’t it. An initiative combatting “dark money” in elections — sometimes it is telling to simply read who supports/is against an initiative. A proposition to charge “Dreamers” who completed high school in AZ in-state tuition at state colleges/universities — AZ is sometimes compassionate towards undocumented immigrants, because we often count them among our friends and neighbors…but I don’t think this proposition will pass in the current political climate, because the problems at the border, Biden Admin admitting so many indiscriminately, fentanyl issue, etc., cause folks to be hard-hearted towards the undocumented.

    We couldn’t find a palatable candidate for AZ governor. Katie Hobbs won’t debate and her ideas look like intentional giveaways to impoverished folks (rescinding sales tax on diapers, OTC medicines, and feminine sanitary products,) rather than information on how she would govern. If she becomes governor there is a minor chance that such measures would be enacted and she would govern in near lockstep with the Democratic Party. AZ does not need/want that. Kari Lake — well, I like her stance on vax mandates. She is a mess on other issues. On homelessness she uses the word “compassion” and then paints *all* homeless as druggies and criminals. I believe that Kari Lake will win…and I want to be able to say that I didn’t vote for her.

    John Day

    Thanks for the good COVID/vaxx links, Germ.


    ‘That Bloke’ up top, first post, is perhaps refering to (maybe other sources, none quoted)

    George Galloway:

    ‘It’s done,’ Liz #Truss messaged #AnthonyBlinken seconds after #NordStream explosion. Go figure.

    link is to Galloway MOATS show, see 4 mins in.


    Adding: Which fits with Russian statements that they have proof the British Navy were the perpetrators.


    Dr. D posted prev. thread,

    And back to Ukraine: no, the war is not organic, is obviously and enormously paid for, wide open in the news. Like if I pay your neighbor $50B to kill you, that’s CLEARLY not organic.

    Awful Avalanche blogger has a write up of a Russian jourmos take, Darya, following travel to various regions (FSU), interviews, etc.

    Here one link. Go to posts on left side “Hate thy neighbor.” Imho, instigating hate is quite seems…

    Ukraine War Day #248: Hate Thy Neighbor [concluded]

    Dr. D

    Yeah, we covered it before, during, and now, after. It’s kind of a poke to comments saying Russia’s the villain, the poor West ain’t never done anyone wrong. Maybe needed a refresher. It that rude? Probably. I’ll bet he has thick skin and don’t care tho. So let’s keep going:

    Speaking of paying people who have legitimate grievances to riot and ruin their nations on the West’s behalf.
    “Iran Protests Continue As Demonstrators Defy Warnings From Government”

    Yes, that sounds possible: coldest area, biggest house, and near the target. Bet N.S. house is semi-new and possibly smaller (also on the Atlantic). I’m guessing they took amount burned, divided by houses in state, disregarding every shop and business which make up the difference.


    This is a groundbreaking investment/scam/robbery/ being done by the gov. of Canada
    The Ukraine gov. will never repay the investors or pay the interest.
    WINNIPEG — The federal government is issuing new savings bonds to raise money for Ukraine and is imposing sanctions on 35 more Russians.

    Prime Minister Justin Trudeau announced the measures Friday at the opening of a three-day national gathering of the Ukrainian Canadian Congress, where he and others denounced Russia’s invasion of Ukraine.

    “Canadians will now be able to go to major banks to purchase their (Ukraine) Sovereignty Bonds, which will mature after five years with interest. It’ll be a lot like the Government of Canada bonds people are familiar with,” Trudeau told the congress.

    Money raised from the bonds is to be channelled through the International Monetary Fund to the government of Ukraine, so it can continue basic operations, including paying pensions and keeping utilities going.

    Ottawa is not setting a limit, for now, on how much money might be raised through the bonds. It is also going to open up the bonds to other countries.

    “These bonds are issued by Canada, but they can be bought by non-Canadian financial institutions,” Finance Minister Chrystia Freeland said.

    The Ukrainian Canadian Congress said support from Canada and other allies has helped Ukraine withstand the invasion that started more than 240 days ago, and that the bonds will help pave the way toward peace.

    “This is a groundbreaking investment in a peaceful, democratic and just future, not only for Ukraine but for all of Europe,” UCC president Alexandra Chyczij said.


    authoritative disinformation
    Canada’s response to the Russian invasion of Ukraine
    (see How to handle disinformation)


    Advise to NATO: Get ready for surge in starving, freezing, immigration
    31 Oct, 2022 16:12

    Ukraine power executive says supplies have run out

    Utility company DTEK says it has run out of parts to repair damage inflicted by Russian strikes


    Slight problems with the fracking scam:

    1. you need 20,000 to 200,000 litres of diesel per hole to run the trucks that ferry everything back and forth

    2. you need masses of steel pipe

    3. you need interest rates at close to zero so that interest payments on loans amount to almost nothing.

    4. you need properly functioning financial markets -well maybe not if utterly corrupt governments are willing to throw billions into yet another black hole with a negative return on investment, which they usually are more than willing to do.

    5. you need a fit and healthy workforce that knows what is going on and how to do things.

    6. you need to arrest and/or bully protesters -NATOstan governments are getting rather good at that, so it may not be an issue.

    Veracious Poet


    It’s remarkable to me how much attention the alleged “hammer attack™” in the Bay Area is getting.
    Real or fake, is it one of today’s more important issues?

    “look over there!” Something to jawbone about online I guess, as the nonsense-news steadily increases.

    Veracious Poet


    What are NATO’s rules pertaining to one of the NATO countries attacks another NATO country?

    John Day

    “Anybody Driving” post is up , with pictures of bicyclist riding uphill and low-budget looking UK bomb-drone skiff spray-painted black

    There are a lot of stories here today, mostly linked by the theme of the global financial economy being more and more of a distant lie, when compared to the actual physical economy, which it is supposed to reflect accurately. The ownership class in the world “owns” at least 5 times as much “wealth” as what really exists. The day of reckoning got put off in 2008, but that was an accident. I think most of us might be forced to take-more-losses than Bill Gates will.
    Real global financial resets require the degree of global economic and societal control provided by world-wars. This scenario is being arranged, but it could also reset to a nuclear stone-age for the few people who survive anywhere. The cheap fuel and resources are running out and getting more expensive, contributing further to real wealth falling farther and farther away from financial wealth.
    There is massive pollution, but it is now located where most of us don’t have to see it. There is global-warming from greenhouse gases, but there is no real-world way to change that, since oil and gas and coal are burned to keep real economy alive, which is what keeps people alive. A lot of us may have to move some day.
    Some people’s thoughts about there being too many people carry more weight than the thoughts of others, and those wealthy people like big solutions that they can implement widely, mass-produced solutions, solutions which preserve their agency, which keep them in the driver’s seat.
    We need to solve problems at a personal scale, to be more efficient at resource conservation and food-production ourselves.
    We may have more useful insights into life on earth, as we go forward. We may adapt better. We might be able to help somebody we love.

    ​Moon of Alabama (Germany) Drone Attack on Sevastapol​
    ​ ​This morning at 4:20 local time the Russian fleet in the Crimean port of Sevastopol was attacked by nine unmanned aerial vehicles and seven autonomous maritime drones. Earlier a maritime drone that had run aground in Crimea and had been found and pictured​ (in black spray-paint finish option).
    ​ ​During today’s attack a large U.S. drone had flown circles south of Crimea. It likely relayed data from and to the drones.
    ​ ​The maritime drones are British and Russia alleges that British specialists had trained the Ukrainian navy in using them. It also says that British soldiers were involved in the attack on the Nord Stream pipeline.

    Finland Says Ukraine Arms Ending Up In Hands Of Criminal Gangs
    ​ ​”NBI: Arms sent to Ukraine in criminal hands.” The NBI is Finland’s federal National Bureau of Investigation, and the report is from Finland’s national public broadcasting company Yle, and provides confirmation that arms intended for Ukrainian forces are going outside the country.

    Final Draft on US Biological Activity in Ukraine Presented to UNSC
    Statements from Russian Permanent Representative to the the UN pertaining to the US Biolabs in Ukraine. It appears that a formal investigation is inevitable. Today United Nations Security Council (UNSC) carried out debate on the possible enactment of Article VI of the Biological Weapons Convention, which would be an investigation into the United States and their Biolabs in Ukraine.

    John Day

    ​ When you look at the efficacy numbers on the graph, a positive number means the vaccine reduces deaths from viral-illness. A negative number means the vaccine is helping the virus kill more people, compared to those who are not-vaccinated. That is a well known phenomenon with vaccines, happened with all animal trials of coronavirus vaccines in the years following SARS, and has appeared to happen with these novel vaccine-products as well, since June 2021.​
    As time passes the vaccine-products change from providing mild reduction in severity of illness, to helping it kill people. “ADE ” antibody-dependent-enhancement of viral pathogenicity, like what happened with that Dengue vaccine that killed children in the Philippines when they caught Dengue. Thanks Jeremy.
    The Myth of Protection Against Hospitalisation and Death Finally Debunked?
    A new peer-reviewed study by researchers at Oxford, Edinburgh and Swansea shows the vaccinated are more likely to become severely ill and die from Covid-19

    Senate Report: SARS-CoV-2 likely came from Wuhan Lab

    ​ Meryl Nass MD points out that the blame for the creation of the spike protein, which appears to have been spliced onto a fairly ordinary coronavirus, is already apparent in 2015 published gain-of-function work. Dr. Nass is sick with COVID, but taking the right medicines and supplements, and still blogging.
    ​ The limited hangout Senate Minority Report on Covid Origins
    ​ ​“What would have been truly damning, destroying any possibility of the pandemic having a natural origin, is if SARS-CoV-2 had been most similar to SHC014-MA15, the SARS-like coronavirus engineered by Ralph Baric in his infamous gain-of-function experiments published in the 2015 paper, “A SARS-like cluster of circulating bat coronaviruses shows potential for human emergence.”

    ​ The “no-see-’em” technique still leaves specific fingerprints on the viral genome, where it is spliced together in the lab. They are just smaller and more subtle.
    New Analysis of COVID Virus Suggests Fauci and Baric’s Fingerprints on Pandemic Bug
    Critics have long questioned why the National Institutes of Health would fund experiments by University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill professor Ralph Baric to develop a technique for hiding evidence of human tampering in laboratory-created super viruses.

    New Analysis of COVID Virus Suggests Fauci and Baric’s Fingerprints on Pandemic Bug

    Spartacus at ICENI has compiled a detailed and interwoven list of names and biowarfare activities of major actors in the US clandestine biowarfare research world. This is all well documented. Transcript and audio versions are included.

    John Day

    This paper suggests that this mounting evidence provides not only reason to reject the echo chamber hypothesis but also the foundation for an alternative causal mechanism. To propose such a mechanism, the paper draws on the literatures on affective polarization, digital media, and opinion dynamics. From the affective polarization literature, we follow the move from seeing polarization as diverging issue positions to rooted in sorting: an alignment of differences which is effectively dividing the electorate into two increasingly homogeneous megaparties. To explain the rise in sorting, the paper draws on opinion dynamics and digital media research to present a model which essentially turns the echo chamber on its head: it is not isolation from opposing views that drives polarization but precisely the fact that digital media bring us to interact outside our local bubble. When individuals interact locally, the outcome is a stable plural patchwork of cross-cutting conflicts. By encouraging nonlocal interaction, digital media drive an alignment of conflicts along partisan lines, thus effacing the counterbalancing effects of local heterogeneity. The result is polarization, even if individual interaction leads to convergence. The model thus suggests that digital media polarize through partisan sorting, creating a maelstrom in which more and more identities, beliefs, and cultural preferences become drawn into an all-encompassing societal division.

    A Disordered World – Part 3: Pathways
    ​..​But a critical point is approaching. Economic growth is stagnating. Resource scarcity, climate problems and associated inflationary pressures are rising. High debt levels may prove difficult to sustain. The financial system is fragile. Global political, business and cultural elites are increasingly detached from the concerns of ordinary people. Geo-political tensions are high and the American-dominated unipolar world is under threat from within and without. The repeated shocks and loss of naïve confidence – political (911 and its aftermath), economic (successive crises), political (Brexit, Trump, rising populist authoritarianism) – are beginning to unravel existing structures.
    ​ ​But large systems do not fail quickly. British power has been falling for a century. The 1991 demise of the USSR can be traced back to Stalin’s commitment to unwinnable competition with an economically superior US at the end of World War 2.
    ​ ​While there are few clear markers, the internal contradictions of the existing order make instability likely. At the edge of chaos, the exact shape of any transformation is unpredictable.​..

    ​ Charles Hugh Smith: ​What Does Liberation Mean in the Real World?
    ​ ​Liberation in the real world is the result of self-reliance and investing in our own well-being.
    ​ ​Liberation has many contexts. It can mean being freed from imprisonment or servitude, freedom from gnawing want or oppression, or being liberated from prisons of the mind.
    ​ ​Note that the first form of liberation is external / material, the second is internal / psychological / spiritual. Many confuse the two, blaming an oppressive system for their unhappiness rather than their internal acquiescence to the system’s narratives and values.
    ​ ​For many, liberation depends on the actions of others. If only we had different leaders, a different financial financial system, a different energy system, a different constellation of media, and so on–if only the powers that control our world were liberating rather than extractive.
    ​ ​The other approach is to accept responsibility for our own liberation within the system as it is.
    ​ ​Demanding those benefiting so handsomely from the system as it is currently configured relinquish their wealth and power is not going to re-order the system when those benefiting from the system 1) have every incentive to devote all available resources to maintaining it as it is and 2) have an unshakeable belief that the system is so powerful (the state, the party, the central bank, etc.) that nothing could possibly destabilize their comforts, conveniences, wealth and power.

    John Day

    Lots of people in Texas go to Mexico for dental work and medical procedures. What is absent is the vast American bureaucracy, which creates expensive impediments between doctor and patient, making life hard on everybody, but hiring vast armies of managers, business consultants and tech-departments.
    ​ ​Great Locations For High Quality, Inexpensive Medical Care

    ​Thanks Red. ​Radioactive traces in tree rings reveal Earth’s history of unexplained ‘radiation storms’
    ​ ​We analysed radioactive signatures left in tree rings around the world to study mysterious “radiation storms” that have swept over Earth half a dozen times in the past 10,000 years or so.
    ​ ​O​​ur results, published today in Proceedings of the Royal Society A, rule out “solar superflares” as the culprit – but the true cause remains unknown…
    ​ ​To archaeologists, radiocarbon is a godsend. After it is created, carbon-14 slowly and steadily decays back into nitrogen – which means it can be used as a clock to measure the age of organic samples, in what is called radiocarbon dating.
    ​ ​To astronomers, this is equally valuable. Tree rings give a year-by-year record of high-energy particles called “cosmic rays” going back millennia.
    ​ ​The magnetic fields of Earth and the Sun shield us from cosmic rays shooting through the Galaxy. More cosmic rays reach Earth when these magnetic fields are weaker, and fewer when the fields are stronger.
    ​ ​This means the rise and fall of carbon-14 levels in tree rings encodes a history of the 11-year cycle of the solar dynamo (which creates the Sun’s magnetic field) and the reversals of Earth’s magnetic field.
    ​ ​But tree rings also record events we cannot presently explain. In 2012, Japanese physicist Fusa Miyake discovered a spike in the radiocarbon content of tree rings from 774 AD. It was so big that several ordinary years’ worth of cosmic rays must have arrived all at once.
    ​ ​As more teams have joined the search, tree ring evidence has been uncovered of further “Miyake events”: from 993 AD and 663 BC, and prehistoric events in 5259 BC, 5410 BC, and 7176 BC.​..
    ..How do you get such a huge pulse of radiation? A flurry of papers have blamed supernovae, gamma-ray bursts, explosions from magnetised neutron stars, and even comets.
    ​ ​However, the most widely accepted explanation is that Miyake events are “solar superflares”. These hypothetical eruptions from the Sun would be perhaps 50–100 times more energetic than the biggest recorded in the modern era, the Carrington Event of 1859.
    If an event like this occurred today, it would devastate power grids, telecommunications, and satellites.​..
    ​..Most puzzling, a couple of the spikes seem to take longer than can be explained by the slow creep of new radiocarbon through the carbon cycle. This suggests that either the events can sometimes take longer than a year, which is not expected for a giant solar flare, or the growing seasons of the trees are not as even as previously thought.
    ​ ​For my money, the Sun is still the most likely culprit for Miyake events. However, our results suggest we’re seeing something more like a storm of solar flares rather than one huge superflare.​ [Hey, what if something drops earth’s magnetic shields sometimes?]​

    Methane is a potent greenhouse gas, letting visible light through to the surface of the earth, but reflecting long-wavelength infrared (heat) back down to the earth, just as a glass greenhouse does. Emissions have long been increasing, but increased water vapor in the air helped break it down faster, so levels did not increase much. Methane emissions are increasing further and overdriving that breakdown process, so levels are rising now. Methane stored in soil, permafrost and suboceanic clathrates may be releasing more. This unfreezing of methane clathrates is a tipping-point which may rapidly increase global warming if it is triggered.
    Thanks Germ.
    [There is a lot of controversy, but there are a lot of tipping points which could make our world much hotter quickly. I’m not saying that we can decide as a global population to prevent this. I think we can’t, and that those of us who can should invest in coping with this.]


    As the shortage of semiconductors continues, this is a provisional measure aimed at delivering cars to customers as quickly as possible,” Toyota said. A second smart key will be handed over “as soon as it is ready,” the statement adds. The global chip shortage that started during the Covid-19 pandemic has caused severe supply issues and delays with the automotive and other industries.

    Lots of mixed messages about chips out there. I saw another article yesterday talking about a chip glut.

    Toyota must need the wrong kind of chips.


    To every virtue signaller out there who is sacrificing and praying for the planet ,
    News Flash,
    the planet don’t give a fuck ,
    the universe is indifferent.


    Elon is sitting on a powder keg. If he ferrets this out in a more concrete way and makes it public , remember he now owns the Bird , he will have every agency of the deep state all over his arse.

    “July 26, 2021, (Reuters) – A counterterrorism organization formed by some of the biggest U.S. tech companies including Facebook (FB.O) and Microsoft (MSFT.O) is significantly expanding the types of extremist content shared between firms in a key database, aiming to crack down on material from white supremacists and far-right militias, the group told Reuters.

    Until now, the Global Internet Forum to Counter Terrorism’s (GIFCT) database has focused on videos and images from terrorist groups on a United Nations list and so has largely consisted of content from Islamist extremist organizations such as Islamic State, al Qaeda and the Taliban.

    Over the next few months, the group will add attacker manifestos – often shared by sympathizers after white supremacist violence – and other publications and links flagged by U.N. initiative Tech Against Terrorism. It will use lists from intelligence-sharing group Five Eyes, adding URLs and PDFs from more groups, including the Proud Boys, the Three Percenters and neo-Nazis.

    The firms, which include Twitter (TWTR.N) and Alphabet Inc’s (GOOGL.O) YouTube, share “hashes,” unique numerical representations of original pieces of content that have been removed from their services. Other platforms use these to identify the same content on their own sites in order to review or remove it. “(read more)

    Well, Conspiracy No More – Leaked DHS Documents Show Portal Connections Where Govt Officials Backchannel Instructions to Social Media Engineers and Conduct Surveillance


    Happy to be fact-checked re oil use in home heating in parts of the US. I can’t even get my head around that level of cold.
    I confess I got my figure from a Tucker Carlson report and he hates Democrats enough to fudge or nudge numbers to make a point but still it is a lot of energy for heat when wood when efficiently used is so replaceable.
    We’ll learn one day

    Dr. John – yes I agree it is too much work and fussing but for a feature wall – why not? I will do a scratch layer of chopped straw and mud followed by a carbon intensive but weather resistant and long-lasting lime/sand and final top coat of same with pigment and gentle float and sponge. Should be good.

    Inside I’m gunna have a crack at some jazzy stuff as per video just for one wall infront of my drum set!

    John Day

    Days after the Pentagon announced that total US military aid given to Ukraine so far has topped $18.5 billion, new reporting has revealed President Joe Biden briefly lost his temper in a phone call with his Ukrainian counterpart Volodymyr Zelensky, after the latter kept pressing for more money and arms.

    NBC has cited four officials familiar with a phone call which took place in June, who revealed for the first time on Monday, “Biden had barely finished telling Zelenskyy he’d just greenlighted another $1 billion in U.S. military assistance for Ukraine when Zelenskyy started listing all the additional help he needed and wasn’t getting.”

    John Day

    it’s fine work, Oxy, and I hope it outlasts you and you live to be 100 (if you still want to by then).


    oxymoron said

    lets all just fugetabowdit

    I have long supported the idea that the shareholder records of every company should be used to strip the profiteers of their earnings from criminal activity. Reparations will help to bring about forgiveness: the profiteers need to return all that money they made from fraudulently killing people. The ones who did it deliberately should be imprissoned for long sentences. Once all the guilty have been punished, then we can talk amnesty.

    Consider Monsanto, the shareholder who profiteered from their fraud get away with it, leaving Bayer, as current shareholder, to foot the bill. Why should Bayer pay for the crimes of others? It seems to me that corporations are the super criminals of the modern world, yet we have not yet used modern technology to identify the shareholders and punish them for benefitting from crime. This needs to change.


    @ VP
    Good one


    There are many articles reporting on the recruitment woes of the Canadian army these days. Not one of them mentions the biggest problem; the continued mandatory vaccine policy of the army. They all skate around that issue. Trudeau is of course quite pleased with this woke state of affairs.

    Have to wonder if the futile Ukrainian attacks will cease once the US November mid-term elections are over? It is bizarre that Russia is on the defensive and Ukraine is on the offensive. Only being a captive of the US’s all important “Ukraine is winning” narrative could cause this reversal of roles.

    Happy Halloween! So far no sign of any trick or treaters here on the island. No opossum knocking on the door. Did see a dozen ghostly white swans on the river today.


    So we put up our little poker table with two skeletons- one has a red mustache- and he holds aces and eights. It about one quarter scale- they each have a shot glass and there’s a tidy sum of monopoly cash on the table. There’s a horse head on the bricks behind them, and a sign that says “Deadwood” nearby.
    We have a ghost guarding the door- hosting a huge beaded spider who is munching on a fluorescent arm. The whole thing is black-lit. My pumpkin is carved as “The Scream”.
    It’s near record warm and calm. And we only got seven trick-or-treaters.
    There’s a gap in the demographics.
    I can’t help but think we (and our new city-to-suburbs neighbors who were also anticipating a charming night of trans-identity munchkins begging for treats like squirrels do for nuts) haven’t adjusted to the new world order.

    Late post and the next new thing has diverted the attention- my favorite position.


    It’s my opinion/deduction
    What Hunter Biden scammed out of Ukraine was petty cash

    Look at the how the scam is done by the professionals.

    https: //
    Canada’s humanitarian assistance for Ukraine
    https: //
    What has Canada done to help Ukraine? The complete timeline
    https: //
    Canada’s response to the Russian invasion of Ukraine
    https: //
    Canada’s efforts to counter disinformation – Russian invasion of Ukraine
    On this page
    Russian regime’s invasion of Ukraine
    How to handle disinformation
    The Kremlin and disinformation
    How Canada is responding
    Countering disinformation with facts – (must read – its diversion/disinformation)

    Related links – https: //
    Government of Canada
    Canada’s response to the Russian invasion of Ukraine
    Rapid Response Mechanism Canada – Protecting Democracy
    Online disinformation
    Digital Citizen Contribution Program
    How to identify misinformation, disinformation, and malinformation
    Canada’s Digital Charter: Trust in a digital world
    Other resources
    Russia’s Top Five Persistent Disinformation Narratives (US State Dept)
    Russia’s top five myths about NATO (NATO)
    Setting the record straight (NATO)
    RESIST 2 Counter Disinformation Toolkit (UK FCDO)
    EU vs Disinformation (EU)

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