September 7, 2022 at 7:51 pm #115405AfewknowthetruthParticipant
Just in case you didn’t know, the Ursula thing -not really sure what it is…half human? one quarter human?? – wants to ‘flatten the curve”, just as the Jacinda thing -not really sure that that is either, but we know it is hell bent on sabotage- wanted to ‘flatten the curve.”
Covid, energy, inflation… all the same as far as these maniacs are concerned.
Just waiting for them to announce plans to ‘flatten the curve’ of Ukrainian deaths and casualties that are a natural consequence of the mass suicide attacks on Russian forces.September 7, 2022 at 8:48 pm #115406
DBS: interesting assessment of relationships and the role of respect. I’d push back on this particular observation: “Such fights are ALWAYS caused by the recipient of valued goods or services not showing the correct amount of respect to the provider of those valued goods and services. “
There are times when the recipient gave the provider respect [and value for the good or service], but the good/service did not live up to the provider’s stated claim of value. At which point, it isn’t the recipient that is showing lack of respect, is it? Didn’t the provider show lack of respect for the recipient by providing a shoddy good/service well in advance of the ensuing argument? Always and never can be difficult to support.September 7, 2022 at 9:08 pm #115407
@phoenix, I was going to leave this alone, but … “There is a family that I knew years ago that was hiding (drug dealing) income to get Medicaid.”
So it is acceptable to commit fraud (and felonies), keep your money in your pocket to spend on the things you want, and let others cover your health insurance and healthcare costs?
And, ” … it was difficult for me to categorically say that this family should be cut off from Medicaid because the father was hiding his illegal income …”
This is at the core of why people are [more and more] feeling like they’re chumps for working hard, being honest, and being forthright in their interactions with society.
Dr D points this out all the time. Starts at the top. Leaders pull this sh*t and get away with it … so it keeps on rolling downhill. And here we are … drug dealers deserve free healthcare because it would be too hard on the family to take it away.September 7, 2022 at 9:16 pm #115408D Benton SmithParticipant
If the provided goods or services (whether material, emotional, or whatever) were a scam (or even if the lack of authentic valuableness was an honest error) then the CORRECT amount of respect given back to the provider should match it’s real value, not the faked value. That’s sort of long winded, but it’s one of those intuitive things that we figure out in a flash. For example, you pay top dollar for a used car and as you’re driving it away the transmission falls out onto the road. It doesn’t take long to figure out that the “respect” (hard cash in this case) you earlier paid to the used car salesman was way to high and should fairly be one hell of a lot lower! So you limp back to the dealership and express your newly modified level of respect. If the guy makes good and either fixes or replaces the car at no charge then respect goes back up. If he’s a crook and it turns out that he sold you a car he knew was junk, and hangs on to the dough, and throws you off the car lot then the CORRECT respect would go down even farther than before.
It’s a “fair exchange” kind of thing. Us humans are really fast and accurate at it most of the time . . . . but we can be fooled .
I guess that the missing verbiage in the statement that, “Such fights are ALWAYS caused by the recipient of valued goods or services not showing the correct amount of respect to the provider of those valued goods and services. “ it is the word “true” or “real” or “authentic” . Maybe it should read :
“Such fights are ALWAYS caused by the recipient of authentically valuable goods or services not showing the correct amount of respect to the provider of those real goods and real services of true value “September 7, 2022 at 9:18 pm #115409AfewknowthetruthParticipant
Only 3% of Ukrainian grain goes to poor nations. 97% goes to Europe.
Moving away from unreliable, compromised currencies.
The bullshit IAEA report on the shelling of the nuclear reactor
And moreSeptember 7, 2022 at 9:23 pm #115410
@DBS, I see what you’re saying. I’d rework that particular aspect to make clear that you’re talking about authentic value. I read it as the provider of a good/service always being in the right, which is inherently not true. 🙂September 7, 2022 at 9:26 pm #115411Michael ReidParticipant
This is about the continuing collapse of Western Civilization, which these people see as an evil thing. At this point, the US is the last real bastion of Western Civilization. But Jacobins now control the apparatus of the State in the US, and they’re not going to let go of power easily.
Western Europe has totally rolled over. It’s totally controlled by socialist ideology. So we can expect more controls, more laws, more regulations as we move into the gigantic financial and economic crisis that’s right around the corner. It’s no longer in some theoretical future. It could be in a matter of weeks or months.
”September 7, 2022 at 9:42 pm #115412D Benton SmithParticipant
Well I certainly agree with you, and here on TAE is the only place it’s ever been written it down , so In one sense the edit is now completed , because I hereby officially approve of your proposed revisions to the statement. Since the Publisher (RIM) never censors anything, I think we can consider it DONE!September 7, 2022 at 10:41 pm #115413zerosumParticipant
The Russian president said of 87 ships loaded with grain from Ukraine, just two have carried grain for the U.N. World Food Program — 60,000 tons out of the total of about 2 million tons.
Wheat Prices Surge as Putin Assails Ukraine Grain Deal
(Bloomberg) — Wheat futures climbed as much as 6.9% after Russian President Vladimir Putin criticized a recent grain deal with Ukraine, heightening attention on the sales outlook from the Black Sea region.
The grain shipment corridor from Ukraine is not helping poorer countries, as the majority of supplies are going to Europe, Putin said during the Vladivostok Economic Forum.
The grain shipment corridor from Ukraine is not helping poorer countries, as the majority of supplies are going to Europe, Putin said during the Vladivostok Economic Forum. It may be worth discussing restrictions on the routes with Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan, he added.
The export deal, forged in July, was brokered by Turkey and the United Nations. It’s valid for an initial 120 days, and markets remain sensitive to any signals from politicians on its future. Ukraine is one of the world’s top crop shippers and the resumption of flows from its Black Sea ports has helped ease global grain costs, though much hinges on whether the pace holds.
Russia, as well as poor countries, were deceived, even though “we have done everything to reach these agreements, we adhere to them and ensure them,” Putin said.
Russia is struggling to export its own bumper wheat harvest. Shipments in July and August fell 22% versus a year earlier, despite a bigger crop. Food sales have been exempted from western sanctions, though some banks and shippers remain wary of doing business there.
“Putin has no interest in seeing Ukraine benefit from large grain sales at a time when sales from his own country are sluggish following a big crop,” said Arlan Suderman, chief commodities economist at US-based StoneX.
A senior US State Department official said Wednesday that the administration’s efforts to ensure global food security are beginning to see results and Ukrainian output had nearly returned to prewar levels. The official, who briefed reporters on condition of anonymity, said Putin’s comments may be an effort to divide the world and rally poorer nations to press for the war to end on the Russia’s terms.
Ukrainian officials also pushed back against Putin’s claims. Foreign Minister Dmytro Kuleba said two-thirds of Ukrainian grain being sent as part of the initiative is going to consumers in Asia, Africa and the Middle East.
“Just now, another vessel with Ukrainian grain has reached the shores of Africa near Sudan,” Kuleba said. He said the recovery of Ukrainian food exports had reduced food prices and cut the risk of a food crisis.
More than 2 million tons of grain and other foodstuffs were shipped from Ukrainian ports since early August, according to data posted by the UN. That includes recent cargoes to Turkey, Spain, China, Italy and Somalia.
The first of those ships docked at the port of Djibouti last week with grain that WFP said would go to drought-affected Somalia and Ethiopia. It carried 23,000 metric tons of grain, which WFP called enough to feed 1.5 million people on full rations for a month.
Somalia especially needs help. The country had sourced 90% of its wheat from Ukraine and Russia before this year. It now suffers from a shortage of food and humanitarian aid as thousands of people die and the world largely focuses on Ukraine. On Monday, the U.N. cited “concrete indications” that famine will occur in part of the country, with over 850,000 people affected.
The Joint Coordination Center, run by the U.N., Turkey, Russia and Ukraine, in an email to The Associated Press said 100 outbound ships, almost all of them commercial vessels, have left Ukrainian ports so far carrying more than 2.3 million metric tons.
Breaking down the shipments by continent, the JCC said 47% of the cargo has been sent from Ukraine to Asia, with 20% of that to Turkey — a popular destination as a major miller of wheat. The JCC said 36% of cargo has been sent to Europe and 17% to Africa, with 10% of that amount to Egypt alone. Smaller amounts have gone to Sudan, Kenya, Somalia and Djibouti.
“Ultimate destinations of vessels and their cargo is governed by commercial activity,” the JCC said. It added that a third WFP-chartered vessel was anchored at Istanbul on Wednesday with plans to collect more wheat from Ukraine.
Food security experts have said many of the shipments are deliveries on existing contracts that had been struck before Russia’s actions.
The JCC said the cargo from Ukraine breaks down as 57% corn, 22% wheat, 11% sunflower products, 7% barley and rapeseed, 1 % soya beans, and 4% “other.”September 7, 2022 at 10:48 pm #115414slimyalligatorParticipant
Ivermectin. Off topic yet again. Is there any wisdom out there on taking a two day prophylactic dose every three months like we do with our four legged friends? John Day, Germ and others? Some scuttlebut has surfaced about fewer cancer events with people taking Ivermectin on a regular basis for river blindness. Thanks in advance.September 7, 2022 at 11:24 pm #115415willemParticipant
@slimyalligator: At the Frontline Covid Critical Care Alliance website, they have a protocol called I-PREVENT that has you taking IVM twice a week.
I read somewhere about nurses using a similar protocol with IVM on Day 1 and Day 3 of each week while working in hospitals with infected patients, but I can no longer find it. If I remember right, none of them got Covid.September 7, 2022 at 11:51 pm #115416aspnazParticipant
WEF-supported professor is upset that UK has stopped vaccination of 5 year olds: these WEF scum are everywhere, what happened to promotion on merit?September 8, 2022 at 1:11 am #115417September 8, 2022 at 1:11 am #115418September 8, 2022 at 1:51 am #115419
It was interesting to read that Rod Dreher at The American Conservative
is now moving to Budapest. Living
his convictions, it seems to me;
as is Novak Djokovic, who continues
to not accept injection with the “vaccines” at substantial professional and personal cost.
Bravo to both.September 8, 2022 at 2:52 am #115421
When “Ukraine” makes a move, there’s a weak, pro forma response from “Pootin/Russia”.
When “Russia” makes a move, there’s a weak, pro forma response from “The West”, via the carefully designed comic-book character “Zelensky”.
I see no adequate model, so far. I do see a lot of unjustified credulity, though.
It’s a funny ol’ world. 😉September 8, 2022 at 3:24 am #115422
To bring my point more forcefully home:
why is anyone taking *anything* they read on the darpaNet at face value, when it can be changed, or deleted, or reinterpreted by *Power* in a heartbeat ?
Yea, verily; that’s just why it was designed as it was.
“oh, that was *so* last week..”September 8, 2022 at 3:55 am #115423
I do think that “Mr. Zelensky”- who has somehow been appointed King of the Western World, over the last six months- has a really nice collection of T-shirts.
His photo-op with the very rich Sean Penn- both muscled-up and T-shirted- impressed me, for sure.
What do they have in common?September 8, 2022 at 10:22 am #115444RedneckParticipant
In common? Powdered noses.
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