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  • in reply to: Debt Rattle July 10 2024 #163209
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    Has anyone else noticed that Ukraine is, apparently, carpeted from top to bottom with ‘Children’s Hospitals?’ Seems like one can barely launch a potato in the country, never mind a missile, without hitting a ‘Children’s Hospital’.

    Particularly if the aforementioned potato happens to be sent on it’s airborne way a couple of days before an important decision about funding/arming Ukraine is to be taken.

    I’m recalling various incidents like the ‘Maternity Hospital’ strike that was widely reported early last year following which one of the Nurses featuring in the widely distributed video of the event spoke to the media complaining that Ukrainian forces had taken over the hospital and basically kicked the women out several days previously to use the building as a base.

    Seems like, once again, a ‘Russian strike on civilians’ was in fact the inevitable outcome of firing lots of air defence missiles into the sky from the middle of cities, most of them hitting nothing and falling back to where they came from, warhead intact.

    in reply to: Debt Rattle June 29 2024 #162409
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    “It might clear things up for them if they realized that “woke” is simply a disingenuous way of saying insane.”

    In exactly the same way that ‘I identify as…‘ really means ‘I pretend to be…

    in reply to: Debt Rattle June 28 2024 #162313
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    “Biden is not quitting. He will do another debate in Sept.”

    Biden better be careful or he might find himself catching a bad case of death.

    in reply to: Debt Rattle June 26 2024 #162162
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    @ Celticbiker – they may not need to do anything more to Assange. Would be interesting to know if he was compelled to take the notavax while in Belmarsh. Another friend (30 years old) of my wife’s was told today that she has terminal cancer. Was perfectly fine six months ago.

    in reply to: Debt Rattle June 26 2024 #162128
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    @Oriboros – strangely, the US is the only country (of many) I’ve ever been to where # is referred to as ‘Pound’. Everywhere else it’s just ‘Hash’.

    in reply to: Debt Rattle June 10 2024 #160919
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    @DBS – Holy Moly – your point about the utter silence around the Saudi/Petrodollar situation is spot on. I read a ton of material every day on matters political and economic from sources right across the spectrum from MSM to alternative media. Not a whisper about it anywhere until it was mentioned in passing during an interview with Douglas McGregor on Judge Napolitano’s channel posted just now.

    I simply cannot believe that nobody’s picked up on the significance of this anywhere. It seems like the biggest news item for a years but…..crickets. WTF is going on?

    in reply to: Debt Rattle June 5 2024 #160478
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    Ritter/Napolitano on the illegal seizing of Ritter’s passport:

    in reply to: Debt Rattle May 5 2024 #158460
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    “Not too shmart”

    Cunning but not smart. What kind of ‘Smart’ gets booted out of country after country over a millenium but never figures out why?

    in reply to: Debt Rattle April 13 2024 #156756
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    It’s over already?

    in reply to: Debt Rattle April 13 2024 #156745
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    This is why the Gold slam yesterday. Knock it down in advance of events that will spike it up. Exactly the same thing happened hours before Bernanke announced QE1.

    Is the US now facing its end-of-empire ‘Suez Crisis’ moment? ‘Allies’ in the region closing ranks against them and closing airspace? Could very well be. It’ll be interesting to see what’s happening at Incirlik air base.

    in reply to: Debt Rattle March 12 2024 #154505
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    @ Dr D “Mass feeling is Carbs and seed oils but who knows if that’s right. Probably not literally, they are cutting out large, cloudy wings of whatever “it” is, when some still gets through.”

    My observation is that much of what passes for ‘Food’ in the US contains numerous substances that are outright banned and illegal to use in most of world. Examples include High Fructose Corn Syrup (there’s the cause of your diabetes epidemic right there), Genetically Modified corn, soy and so on, and any number of colourings/flavourings/preservatives.

    I am not saying that no other country has serious issues with the quality of, and nutrition provided by, the food consumed by the general population, but it seems that US food manufacturers have gone out of their way to include some really nasty and dangerous things in their products.

    Even a comparison of the US and European versions of a McDonalds meal containing what are ostensibly the same items reveals how much more polluted the US version is. The humble french fry, for example, lists 14 ingredients in the US version whereas in Europe they contain potatoes, oil, dextrose and salt.

    If I were looking to understand why so many people are overweight and unhealthy I think I’d start with the regulatory frameworks that allow all of this.

    in reply to: Debt Rattle March 9 2024 #154337
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    @Dr D. “……If so, my guess is he’s the equivalent to our UniParty RINOs, and he gets by on people over 60 and divides the others. Let me know, but I bet the first. Nobody likes him now AND nobody EVER liked him AND your voting system hasn’t worked in 20 years.”

    Macron got into power purely and solely because all the other parties agreed on an ‘Anyone but (that dangerous fascist!) Le Pen’ policy and coordinated during the second round of voting to ensure it was implemented. Luckily for Rothschild-backed Macron he was the anointed spoiler candidate and so it came to pass that the lions lay down with the lambs across virtually the whole political spectrum (other than Le Pen’s team) and all supported his run.

    in reply to: Debt Rattle March 7 2024 #154207
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    “So what you’re saying is, if I leave the country, destroy my passport (that’s physically impossible)…”

    Damn right. You can even blow them up with a jetliner full of kerosene and they’ll still flutter to the ground unscathed. Damn tough stuff those passports are made from. You’ll probably have to fling it into Mount Doom to unmake it.

    in reply to: Debt Rattle March 7 2024 #154184
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    “Great. Um, if no one’s in space…there’s no one there, we have no Mars bases, no Aurora space planes….then what are you powering? Waving Buddhist cat figures? Or are you saying something is ALREADY on the moon, and you’re finding a way to finally admit it?”

    All good questions, BUT – if we do have Mars Bases and space planes, they sure as hell aren’t powered by 1950’s technology like Nuclear Power Plants – so why build one on the Moon instead of just using the Fusion-Reactor-In-A-Briefcase tech that got us to Mars and allowed us to build a Base there?

    in reply to: Debt Rattle Super Tuesday 2024 #154052
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    Victoria Nuland is “retiring”!

    Good riddance. Maybe she can return to her ancestral home in Ukraine and enjoy at first hand the complete and total clusterf*ck she’s made of the place. I’m sure the population there will be effusive in their thanks and will welcome her with open arms.

    in reply to: Debt Rattle February 28 2024 #153688
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    @ Dr. D “The marble is at the top, falls down the track: Order.”

    And sometimes quite beautiful order….

    in reply to: Debt Rattle February 26 2024 #153521
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    Well…..that’s interesting.

    https://twitter.com/JackPosobiec/status/1762107989241078163

    Nalvany ‘Died Suddenly’ of a Blood Clot – says Ukrainian intelligence. Two of my favourite ‘Conspiracy Theories’ unite in a pleasing manner.

    in reply to: Debt Rattle January 31 2024 #151586
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    Probably the single most important phrase in the English language…

    Fortunately, she reminds me on a regular basis.

    in reply to: Debt Rattle January 27 2024 #151307
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    The ICJ ruling was actually a de facto ceasefire demand to Israel. They didn’t call it such but the only way Israel can comply is to effectively pull out of Gaza other than possibly some very focussed Spec-Ops type actions against Hamas.

    Now whether this will be enforced is another matter. The US could, veto any action when it gets to the security council stage, but Biden is under increasing pressure from the Democrat left and younger voters are largely pro-Palestine so it’s not necessarily a given.

    in reply to: Debt Rattle January 27 2024 #151291
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    The drums of War certainly are beating loudly across the entire UK mainstream press at the moment. Lots of reports and editorials being published, the tenor of which appears to be an attempt to shift the Overton window towards contemplation of an inevitable all-out war with Russia. Conscription, Army expansion, Navy expansion, US Nukes back in town – you name it it’s being trial ballooned right now.

    The obvious (to TAE regulars and other sentient beings at least) imminent collapse of ‘Project Ukraine’ and the more recent but equally obvious exposing of US/UK military capabilities in the middle east as a paper tiger will require some industrial strength misdirection when those truths finally hit home in suburban sitting rooms.

    Looks like what’s in motion here is a broad based psyop strategy to position RussiaRussiaRussia as the pan-spectrum bad guy upon whom can be hung not only the military failure of the west, but also the implosion of the financial system (Russia broke our banks), the ruinous increase in consumer prices (Russia stole our oil and gas) and for good measure either the election of The Donald or the justification for not having an election at all – can’t risk Russia ‘Hacking’ another election, you see.

    When the public are in a state of panic and, as is our wont as humans, looking for someone to blame – well, why not sign up to fight against the Russians who caused all of this in spite of the best efforts of our enlightened, benevolent (and entirely blameless btw) ruling class in the West?

    No actual war could realistically take place, of course. Even should NATO manage to provoke some sort of conflict, we’d be reduced to throwing stones at them within a week unless that elusive cache of weapons and ammo that is rumoured to lie at the end of the rainbow is finally located. No, once the public can be made to accept that Oceania has always been at war with Eurasia that’ll be enough to focus public anger outwards and prevent heads rolling in the west.

    Taking the country to war is said to be the last resort of a failed leadership whose crimes and failures are about to explode in their faces, potentially along with some molotov cocktails. The current all-out media push to position war not as something that our brave lads in camo deal with in countries far, far away but as something that concerns the average citizen who may be asked to make sacrifices up to and including being conscripted into the military is a rather ominous development when viewed in that light.

    Something very bad may be on the horizon.

    in reply to: Debt Rattle January 23 2024 #150955
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    ““If this is true, and search and arrest warrants are used to drag Steve out of his house in the early morning hours someday soon, that will be evidence of retaliation against a journalist exercising his First Amendment rights to report information that is embarrassing to government officials.”

    Since they’ve been doing that for 100 years they’re going to be very confused as to why that’s not okay.

    Yep – ask Julian Assange. This is the exact same thing as his ‘Crime’

    in reply to: Debt Rattle January 17 2024 #150588
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    @ Dr. D “No one will want to hear this, but it’s obvious: there were 6 foot dragonflies then and not today. If there could be, there would be because insects are like that. That means oxygen and/or gravity itself must have been substantially different. Which would make those Brontosaurs possible too.”

    There was a lot more oxygen in the atmosphere in the carboniferous and permian periods than now (31% of the atmosphere vs 21% now). Insects don’t have lungs, they breath through tubes in their bodies called spiracles – this ‘Passive’ intake of oxygen, as opposed to actively breathing using lungs with associated muscles, makes them very sensitive to oxygen levels.

    Higher atmospheric oxygen levels make it possible to absorb more, even passively, and thus built larger bodies. If oxygen levels fall, mammals can just breathe harder and add red blood cells, insects can’t do that. Their only response is to get smaller and lower their oxygen requirements.

    Long story short – the makeup of our atmosphere can change very significantly over time. With or without human involvement.

    in reply to: Debt Rattle January 16 2024 #150500
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    @Oroboros – When I last worked on a project in Silicon Valley, must be 5 years ago now, one of my colleagues there had just spent a shade under a million dollars on a ‘Residence’ in Mountainview that looked a lot like that shed.

    His parents came over from India to visit him and he had to spend quite a lot of time explaining to them that he was not, in fact, poor and living in a shed but a successful tech-worker living in a prestige property in a prime location.

    in reply to: Debt Rattle January 15 2024 #150468
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    @zerosum “So you built a 3 billion pound paperweight. Nice work!”

    No, no, no. Don’t be so silly. They built TWO 3 billion pound paperweights.

    in reply to: Debt Rattle January 9 2024 #150058
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    Thanks. Genuinely plausible to an expert such as yourself given that he is someone who can obtain the best healthcare known to mankind – or just plausible enough for the people who get their information from the TV?

    in reply to: Debt Rattle January 9 2024 #150056
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    @ John Day – if he ‘Dies’ before the end the week then I’ll agree that it was a bad case of Khinzal-itis that got him. If the official line is that prostate cancer was the cause of death , that would be as good as admitting that notavax caused turbo cancer killed him. As far as I am aware people do not die quickly from prostate cancer under normal circumstances.

    ‘Oh, what a tangled web we weave, when first we practice to deceive’ as Rabbie Burns once wrote. Hard to get the lies straight in a hurry.

    in reply to: Debt Rattle January 9 2024 #150007
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    I don’t buy the ‘Putin killed Lloyd Austin’ story at all. While I can certainly believe that he might inadvertently have been caught in a strike on an underground bunker in Kiev it’s just highly unlikely that such an escalatory strike would have been ordered if Russia knew he was there. Totally inconsistent with how the SMO has been run so far.

    in reply to: Debt Rattle New Year’s Eve 2023 #149493
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    @Oroboros – the original 1891 patent drawings by the inventor of the toilet roll holder S. Wheeler indicate that he intended it to be used as in option B. On that basis we must consider option A to be incorrect.

    in reply to: Debt Rattle December 21 2023 #148917
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    @kultsommer – Coincidentally, I visited Brač back in October and brought home a nice bottle of Olive Oil. Lots of locals selling it from little stalls around Supetar. A truly beautiful place.

    in reply to: Debt Rattle December 20 2023 #148867
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    @ WES – Is “olive” oil a “good” oil?

    Yes it is. Olive Oil is simply pressed from Olives – just like the Romans did. No chemicals or processing factories required.

    in reply to: Debt Rattle December 20 2023 #148842
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    @ Red – Quite so. I reckon that Neil Ferguson has personally cost the UK more than any other private individual in history. His constant statistical Chicken Little-ing of everything from BSE (Oh yes – he was responsible for that catastrophe too) to Foot and Mouth disease and then to Covid has cost the country many, many, many tens of billions of pounds.

    And after having been demonstrably, unequivocally and catastrophically wrong in his recommendations for handling the BSE and F&M situations, who does the Govt turn to for advice on how to handle Covid? Ferguson the serial catastrophist of course! It’s just unbelievable. It truly is.

    Unless, of course, they were specifically looking for someone in a white lab coat who would be willing to appear in the media and confidently declare Covid to be an incipient catastrophe ‘According to my ever-so-scientific modeling’. Hmmm.

    How he is not in jail, or even just simply shunned and ridiculed by his professional peers I simply do not understand.

    in reply to: Debt Rattle December 15 2023 #148492
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    @EoinW – you forgot the best bit.

    Create a Cow Futures market (make sure it has a clause ensuring you can choose to settle in cash rather than having to deliver any actual cows) then sell 100 contracts for cows you obviously don’t have, drive the price of ‘Cows’ down as far as you can and then buy back the 8 cows you sold for pennies on the dollar while also banking the profits from the other 92 futures contracts which you buy back for far less than you sold them for.

    Ask JP Morgan’s precious metals desk how this gig works – they are the epitome of modern regulatory capture enabled ‘Capitalism’

    in reply to: Debt Rattle December 14 2023 #148423
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    Giant humpback whale? Looks like a fairly average sized humpback whale to me.

    in reply to: Debt Rattle December 12 2023 #148286
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    “Elon Musk Says Would Rather “Go To Prison” Than Restrict Free Speech On X ”

    Aww – he shouldn’t have said that. Never give the enemy ideas. Anti-Musk legislation incoming in 5…4..3..2..1

    in reply to: Debt Rattle December 6 2023 #147939
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    @ Dr. D

    “If you laid all the Victoria Nulands end to end….”

    I’d have to seriously question your taste in women 🙂

    (With apologies to Dorothy Parker)

    in reply to: Debt Rattle October 31 2023 #145650
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    @zerosum “They see that Palestinians, largely friendless, without power…..”

    By contrast to the Palestinian’s lack of access to the levers of power both today and historically, this is the house in Buckinghamshire in which is displayed the original Balfour declaration where the British Empire acceded to the creation of a Jewish homeland in Palestine at the request of Baron Lionel Walter Rothschild.

    Home

    Waddesdon Manor was built by Baron Ferdinand de Rothschild between 1874 and 1885 to display his collection of arts and to entertain his friends.

    So it was really just a kind of weekend country cottage which the Rothschilds used to entertain and schmooze their powerful London friends and make sure events just happened to fall in their favour.

    in reply to: Debt Rattle October 27 2023 #145399
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    I posted a comment to exactly this effect a few days ago…..there is a real danger we will end up in WWIII more by accident and as the mechanical outcome of current politics arrangements and ‘Defence’ alliances than out of any specific desire on anyone’s part to do so.

    https://www.zerohedge.com/geopolitical/middle-east-defense-alliances-could-create-domino-effect-similar-wwi

    in reply to: Debt Rattle October 25 2023 #145276
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    Looks like the Gaza invasion has been put off once again while Netanyahoo tries to suck yet more materiel and firepower from the US.

    https://www.zerohedge.com/geopolitical/israeli-attack-southern-syria-kills-8-troops-after-hezbollah-fired-rockets-golan

    You have to admire the Israeli chutzpah in (still) claiming that they have the best and most sophisticated army in the world while running crying back to Mommy in Washington for equipment, troops and backup literally the same day they are attacked by a small group of Hamas fighters using improvised techniques and weapons.

    I mean – they didn’t even last one day on their own two feet with this marvellous military they claim to have. Didn’t even try to fight back by themselves before crying to mommy because the bad boy gave them a bloody nose. Without getting too political, this is classic, absolutely textbook behaviour of a bully when the object of their bullying unexpectedly punches them back.

    in reply to: Debt Rattle October 24 2023 #145190
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    @Markster – yeah it’s incredible that the guy never even considers that maybe, just maybe, the locals don’t like him because he’s a member of a military force that has no business being in their country, blowing stuff up and generally acting like colonial overlords.

    Hypothetically, how popular/safe would a member of the Chinese military be strolling about the streets of Dallas following a Chinese occupation of Texas to ‘Protect innocent Texans from the depredations of the despotic regime in Washington’ (i.e. ensure the safety of the oil flows Beijing depends on)? Not very, would be my assessment.

    And if Americans would do that to foreigners in their own country – well imagine what they would do if they were ever let loose on the rest of the world! Why it hardly bears thinking about.

    in reply to: Debt Rattle October 21 2023 #145011
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    @John Day – good article. Looks like Hamas will be accidentally hitting a few more churches and hospitals with faulty missiles in the coming days. Oddly enough, we can probably tell which ones they will be simply by referring to the Israeli target list. What a coinkydink.

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