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  • in reply to: Debt Rattle June 7 2022 #109226

    In case anyone missed it, Joe declared an emergency over implementing green energy. What joe really did was extend the use of mail-in-ballot voting for November’s mid-terms. The Uniparty will win again!

    The CDC is mandating masks to insure mail-in-ballot voting occurs in November. The CDC hasn’t lost the plot!

    Soros is just a front for the CIA. It is the CIA that is funding liberal prosecutors in America! The CIA is not allowed to be involved in American domestic affairs. The CIA uses foreigners to influence American domestic affairs.

    Joe is now forcing Europe and the US to compete for the same limited sources of oil and gas. But first Joe took steps to limit the supply of oil and gas. Joe is helping US energy companies make a killing on both sides of the Atlantic!

    Unfortunately joe forgot he is also helping Russia too! In the past, the US drove oil prices down to hurt Russia! Joe is working for RussiaRussiaRussia!

    The Russians have now recaptured 97% of the Lydonek Republic. The Ukrainians are losing by winning! Nothing like snatching defeat from the jaws of victory! (Of course, I always say that about the Toronto Maple Leafs!)

    So Joe is killing 3 birds with one stone by increasing the ethanol in gas. Kills everyone’s ICEs while creating shortages of food and fertilizer to drive up their costs.

    Please tell me again that joe isn’t a front for the CIA to steal the election so they can openly mettle in America’s domestic affairs!

    in reply to: Debt Rattle June 6 2022 #109187

    TAE Summary:

    Loved your first two points! (Point intended!)

    in reply to: Debt Rattle June 6 2022 #109186

    The Ukrainians are still shelling the Donbas and some folks are wondering why Russia hasn’t stopped this from happening. Russia did evacuate any affected people who wanted to leave.

    However, the Ukrainian’s are now firing at the limits of their artillery ranges. This means the Ukrainians are no longer are able to accurately target anything. More like the German V-1 buzz rockets hitting London. Great for terrorizing people.

    So far 6.8 million Ukrainians have left the Ukraine via Poland.
    Germany has 410,000 Ukrainians on welfare with another 300,000 waiting!
    Not sure where the other 6.1 million Ukrainians are!
    Who has the best welfare in Europe?

    in reply to: Debt Rattle June 6 2022 #109184


    I think in regards to the battle of Severodonets, the real battle is for control of the only highway out.
    I see the neo-nazis blew up the highway’s main bridge into Severodonets.
    Just before they blew the bridge, the neo-nazis forced hundreds of retreating Ukrainians back into Severodonets!
    If you are an Ukrainian stuck in Severodonets, isn’t it great to have friends that want you to die to help keep the war going for a bit longer!

    in reply to: Debt Rattle June 6 2022 #109175

    A thought about the war in the Ukraine.

    So far most of the fighting has been along the Russian speaking eastern contact line located in the Lynoks (sp?) and Donbas republics. Here the Russian are greatly hampered by the Ukrainians defensive strategy of using local Russian speaking human shields. The Russians don’t want to destroy more than they have to because then they will have to rebuild it. The Russians also don’t want to kill more Russians speaking people than they are forced to.

    That is also why the US/NATO won’t let the Ukrainians retreat because it is forcing the Russians to go very slowly. The Ukrainians don’t care how much damage is done to the local area’s infrastructure or how many civilians are killed because it is Russian speaking areas they are fighting in. The more the better to bleed Russia dry. See Mariupol.

    O.K. so now what happens when the Russians finally push the Ukrainians out of the last areas of the 2 Russian speaking republics they plan to keep?

    Yeah, then things suddenly change don’t they! Then US/Nato’s human shield strategy suddenly disappears completely! Open land warfare now becomes possible! Who are by far the best at land warfare? Yes, the Russians!

    How willingly will Ukrainians fight when their human shields are now Ukrainians in Ukrainian towns and cities? Will they suddenly care about saving Ukrainian infrastructure? Will they suddenly start caring how many of their fellow Ukrainians get killed for nothing?

    Will the Rissians still care about not destroying infrastructure they don’t intend to keep? Same question goes for go for concern about killing Ukrainians too.

    What if Russia decides to create a 30 Kilometer buffer zone in the Ukraine all along their border with the Ukraine to prevent future artillery shelling? I sure would after what has happened regularly non-stop since 2014.

    So far the only cities and towns the Russians have been willing to enter and fight for are those located in the 2 Russian speaking Republics they plan to keep. The number of these places left in the 2 republics to conquere is rapidly dropping.

    Then there is the region of Odessa, Russia will need to deal with. There is an old burning issue there that needs addressing. The Russians haven’t forgotten.

    I think when the Ukrainians are pushed back into Ukrainian speaking Ukraine, the terms of the war will suddenly change very much for the worst for the Ukrainians. Without human shields, what else do they have left, which to resist with?

    in reply to: Debt Rattle June 6 2022 #109173

    Ten days ago we opened up the island cottage for the summer. So I have been slightly out of touch relying on my daughter’s cell phone hotspot to stay in touch with the world. I do have some catch up to do though. Sunday night we drove back to the big bad city. Sigh!

    We arrived on the Island to see the mess river ice can do to fixed and floating docks. The fixed docks were all turned over on their sides and moved a few feet out of position. One end of the floating docks were sloped downwards due to loss of many 55 gal barrels either shifted out of position or completely missing.

    With help from our neighbors we righted the fixed docks. The floating docks we will fix later when my son comes back home from working up north on Manitulian Island, mid June, and the water warms up so we can go into the water. The water is still bone chillingly cold. Your feet and legs do get accustomed to the cold waater by going numb, but that isn’t a very good sign!

    Unfortunately none of our outboard motors could be coached back into life. So we were left to row half an hour, back and forth between the island and the mainland. Like John riding his bike thing. Naturally we experienced water works start up problems. Everybody who owns a cottage is familiar with this annual challenge! Plumbing is one trade I have mastered over the years!

    My daughter was pleased to see that Percy, a local black squirrel with a white tail, white feet, and a white nose had successfully survived the winter O.K. One neighbor said they had seen what first looked like a hopping skunk. Only Hollywood has a hopping shunk!

    The lawn tractor had a flat tire and wouldn’t go from neutral into forward or reverse, so we ended up cutting some of the grass with our trusty electric lawn mower to help keep the tick population at bay. My daughter’s pet Dutch dwarf rabbit, Moki, still managed to collect 3 ticks, extracted by tweezers. The ticks seem to always migrate to around her eyes or nose.

    On Friday my 22 year old daughter successfully passed her final driving test in Brockville, after driving for 6 years. She pasted her first test at 17. I must admit we had been letting her practice driving around the cottage area back roads since she was 14 or so. You need to have a little practical driving experience to make the in classroom learning have any meaning.

    My daughter’s previous attempts to get tested were trawarted by the year plus pandemic shutdown of testing and resulting huge year plus backlog. She couldn’t get over how nice the driving tester and receptionist were compared to her past experiences in big bad Toronto. This was the main reason we were up at the cottage. So as older parents, we have successfully completed another milestone in raising our two children. My 26 year old son had an easier time of it not suffering the pandemic nonsense.

    Being up at the cottage sure puts one into a very different and more enjoyable world.

    in reply to: Debt Rattle May 25 2022 #108489


    Actually your range is $100!

    Gas in Toronto, Ontario is $2 per litre.
    About the same cost as yours.
    And most of the cost of gas is the taxes!

    in reply to: Debt Rattle May 25 2022 #108481


    Yes, the uniparty wins no matter what happens in their 2 party system!
    It is a 2 sided coin!
    RINOs on one side.
    DINOs on the other side.
    Two sides of the uniparty!

    RINOs = Republican in name only
    DINOs = Democrats in name only

    in reply to: Debt Rattle May 25 2022 #108480

    With so many wars being run simultaneously against us little people, it is hard to be concerned about a little war in the Ukraine that is only killing a few hundred people a day, when all the other wars, like the covid vax war, food war, war on the truth, are killing thousands of us little people every day.

    The Ukraine supposedly has 43 million people.
    But 10 million people left before the war.
    Then 6.5 million more people left when the war started.
    So that leaves about 27 million people still left in the Ukraine.
    The Ukraine has canceled passports of all draft age males who left the country.
    So prez Z is going to raise another million strong army when he is already sending 50 to 70 year old recruits to the front contact line?
    The US is fighting the war to the last Ukrainian.
    Russia has slowed down their operations to provide extra time to find that last Ukrainian!

    Is Greta even a thing at Davos these days?
    My electric chain saw at the cottage is named Greta!
    On Friday I am going be opening up the island cottage for the summer!
    That means canoeing and kayaking!
    Ticks too!

    So everybody in Washington DC lies.
    This is the lowly place the truth goes to die!
    The swamp’s surface is covered in dead flies.
    If only at the swamp’s bottom lying liars lie.

    in reply to: Debt Rattle May 25 2022 #108477

    This facial recognition thingy.

    I have facial pictures of each of you.
    I will simple place a picture of you to the camera/scanner.
    You will be charged for whatever I do.
    You will not be able to say it wasn’t you who did it!
    Because I provided absolute proof it was you!

    I have facemasks of each of you.
    With your face I will stand in front of the camera/scanner.
    You will be charged for whatever I do.
    You will not be able to say it wasn’t you who did it!
    Because I provided absolute proof it was you!

    I have a copy of all your biometrics.
    I will feed your biometrics into the camera/scanner.
    You will be charged for whatever I do.
    You will not be able to say it wasn’t you who did it!
    Because I provided absolute proof it was you!

    The more secure your ID is, the more insecure you will feel!

    in reply to: Debt Rattle May 25 2022 #108476

    Have you noticed that joe biden and the democrats no longer seem too worried about the mid term elections in November?
    That is because the uniparty is busy doing it’s usual fixing magic in the primaries and have already prepared the actual election results.
    There will be no surprises on election day.
    Election night will remain dark.
    Nothing will change.

    in reply to: Debt Rattle May 23 2022 #108375

    So special prosecutor Durham’s clown show continues with everybody pretending they didn’t know what everybody already knew years ago. They are are all pretending to not know certain things. It is kind of hard to lie when everybody knows you are lying. Llying in Washington DC is not a crime, so don’t expect anyone to be convicted of lying.

    Besides this clown show isn’t being covered by the MSM so if they don’t cover it, then obviously it didn’t happen. Sort of like a tree falling in an empty forest. Nobody heard it fall, so it didn’t make a noise.

    in reply to: Debt Rattle May 23 2022 #108374

    Dr. D:

    I prefer your version of the civil war greenbacks! It has so much more intriguing truthful skulduggery to it than the official history. I often find official history to be the official cover up version we are stuck with, from that particular time frame. Who says propaganda is something new!

    in reply to: Debt Rattle May 21 2022 #108323

    Oh my god!
    You won’t believe what I just saw!
    I saw a monkey!
    Run for your life!

    Actually I saw 3 monkeys!
    A WEF monkey!
    A WHO monkey!
    And the most evil of all monkeys, a smiling Bill Gates monkey!

    The 3 monkeys weren’t carrying a banana in their hand!
    They were carrying keys in their hands!
    The better to lock you up with!
    And take away your freedom!

    in reply to: Debt Rattle May 20 2022 #108282


    Since all of these evil people have been promoted for their evil deeds, we are totally screwed!

    in reply to: Debt Rattle May 20 2022 #108280

    So it looks like the vaxxed are now spreading Monkey Pox just like they spread covid.
    No wonder only the vaxxed are allowed to travel.

    in reply to: Debt Rattle May 20 2022 #108279

    Dr. John Day:

    I vaguely remember something about several people who found/located the 3 escaped monkeys becoming ill with something maybe Monkey Pox?

    Heard anything more from Texas’s medical mafia?

    in reply to: Debt Rattle May 20 2022 #108270

    Monkey Pox:

    One thing I have yet to see about Monkey Pox spreading rapidly is any reference to the huge number of vaccine immune weakened people in the west.

    I doubt Monkey Pox will be the last of these kinds of outbreaks.
    We will be plagued with many more now that many people’s natural immune systems have been weakened.

    Step 1 was the covid vaccine to weaken natural immunity.
    Step 2 are the huge increases in cancers and all other human diseases.
    Step 3 are new plagues like Monkey Pox, etc.

    in reply to: Debt Rattle May 20 2022 #108269

    Azovstal yields 2439 according to South Front.
    I saw a comment saying the neo-nazis blew up a tunnel before surrendering.
    Top nazi was taken away in an armored car for his protection since more than a few people in Mariupol want him dead.

    Russian artillery in Donbas first do a general shelling of a fortified area to drive Ukrainians into their trenches and bunkers, then shell the trenches and bunkers with Lazer guided shells finishing them off. Ukrainians might be better off digging new individual foxholes instead of trenches.

    More reports of Ukrainians surrendering in small groups. One report said an Ukrainian replacement group upon reaching the contact line in Donbas, promptly phoned the Russians and surrendered!

    The Ukraine has passed a bill revoking Ukrainian citizenship for any draft age males who left the Ukraine. All part of the US’s effort to fight the war until the last Ukrainian!

    in reply to: Debt Rattle May 18 2022 #108168

    All I know for sure is hundreds more Ukrainians got cancelled today, getting us one day closer to the last Ukrainian.
    The real war, WW3 is being waged on us.
    Like the Ukrainians, we are losing too.

    in reply to: Debt Rattle May 17 2022 #108104

    What I see Russians doing in the Ukraine reminds me of what the Canadian gernerals faced while pushing their way up into Holland during WW2. The Canadian army were losing hundreds of men every day/week. In Normandy they still had reserves in Britain to replace losses. However upon reaching Holland they no longer had any reserves left!

    They had already stripped Britain of every Canadian army cook, mechanic, driver, etc and converted them into foot soldiers. The generals pleaded with Ottawa for more soldiers. Ottawa said no can do! Make do with what you have!

    So desperate, the Canadian army started converting Sherman tanks into kangaroo army personnel carriers by removing the gun turrets. Up to 10 soldiers could be fitted inside. This helped reduce the daily/weekly casualties while still getting the job done. So having more troops doesn’t 9u8always lead to a better outcome.

    in reply to: Debt Rattle May 17 2022 #108103


    Thank you for your comments and the provided link to YouTube.

    As you stated Russia definately made mistakes by withdrawing from areas around Kiew and Karkov therebye leaving civilians exposured to the Ukrainian SBU.

    One thing to keep in mind is Russia only has about 100 thousand troops deployed in the Ukraine. My observation is these small numbers of troops for such a large area has forced the Russian military to make some very hard choices. They cannot be everywhere at once.

    I think Putin wisely limited the number of troops for two reasons. First to force the Russian military to stick to previously established priorities. Second it forces Russian cammanders to be very aware of the exposure risks they are putting their soldiers under. Since they are not going to get an endless supply of new soldiers like in WW2 under Stalin, this forces them to be much more careful about how they fight the Ukrainians. So you tend to avoid any type of fighting requiring high casualties to achieve your objective. You also tend to go slower too. Putin knows he cannot afford high casualties politically.

    The Russians seem to be retreating whenever they find themselves involved in costly guerilla warfare in areas not critical to the outcome of the war, like Kiev. The Russians prefer to fight battles critical to winning the war, like Donbas. When you have barely enough soldiers to do a job, you tend to stay on the critical path as previously planned.

    The bulk of the best Ukrainian army units are now trapped in the Donbas fortified lines and are being slowly but surely ground down by Russia’s favorite way of fighting, artillery. Using artillery helps to greatly reduce your sides casualties while greatly increasing the other sides casualties. This is what is happening in the Donbas line of contact. However we are not seeing very many videos from the Russian side because the Russians have been able to impose strict discipline on their side (I.e. Russian soldiers are not allowed cell phone which reveal their position!).

    The youtube videos you are seeing are by the BBC which are showing you footage of Ukrainians in non-critical areas of the war. They are not showing you what is really happening in the Donbas! It is a bit of “Oh look at the squirrel over there!” moment.

    I think it is only a matter of weeks/months before you will see the main Ukrainian armies in the east crumble and break. They simply cannot keep losing thousands of soldiers every week. My guess is at least 650 per day based upon the number of missile strikes/day, air strikes/day, and artillery strikes/day. When you are hitting a 1,000 targets a day some Ukrainians are bound to get cancelled.

    I must say the western media have done as masterful job of projecting the Ukrainians are winning. But when I observe how the Ukrainians are behaving it reminds me of the last year of WW2 in Nazi Germany. Nazi propaganda didn’t win the war for the German Nazis anymore than it will for the Ukrainian Nazis.

    in reply to: Debt Rattle May 17 2022 #108102

    I just have to love the way Elon Musk is taking twatter apart, one fraudulent piece at a time!
    The best part is twatter can not defend itself without revealing it’s own fraud!
    Elon twattering a poop emol on twatter’s doorstep is hilarious!
    The whole purpose of government supported twatter is to support the left’s bot operations!
    Twatter couldn’t survive without massive government supported servers!

    So 264 wounded Ukrainian neo-nazis heros at Mariupol’s steel plant were evacuated!
    (To the Donbas which still has the death penalty.)
    They didn’t surrender as you thought.
    Sorry, words now mean what the MSM say they mean.

    Yesterday the Ukrainian boy scouts didn’t have a very good day.
    It seems a whole bunch of boy scout troops were cancelled.
    Not just in eastern but in western Ukraine too.
    Ten thousand more Ukrainians in the Donbas were surrounded and are currently being boiled.
    Boiling is what comes after you are trapped in a cauldron.
    Only western witches could enjoy such a horrible scene of death, to the last Ukrainian.

    in reply to: Debt Rattle May 17 2022 #108071

    A senior twatter engineer only worked 4 hours in the last quarter. Now he is putting in more hours so he can be promoted, since twatter pays a lot more if you get promoted.

    Hopefully he runs into a “Musk” brick wall!

    in reply to: Debt Rattle May16 2022 #108046

    Doc Robinson:

    Thanks for the info on the Novavax.

    My wife has been hoping to get this vax buying the propaganda that it is safer.
    I have been telling her none of the vaccines are safe and to forget about getting vaxxed.
    It is clear the Novavax is not safe.
    It has spike proteins in it and effects DNA.
    Safety studies are very suspect.
    This company has never ever successfully brought a product to market before.
    Bill Gates involvement is the ultimate “kiss of death”!

    in reply to: Debt Rattle May16 2022 #108045

    The Ukrainians have been receiving replacement equipment from Nato and the US.
    The Prez of the Ukraine has decreed that no one is allowed to make any negative comments about the poor quality of the new old replacement equipment from the west.

    The Ukrainian Nazis are now waiting to receive the west’s wonder weapons to save them.
    Now where have I heard that statement before?
    Oh yeah, the WW2 German Nazis said that too before losing the war!

    Do you do/say all of these things when you are winning the war?

    Today there was some talk of the wounded being evacuated from the Mariupol steel plant’s tunnels but not by the UN. Rumor has it 51 Ukrainian wounded were evacuated. Another rumor said these were from a small group trapped apart from the main body of the trapped Neo-Nazis. This has allowed them to make their own decision.

    Later there have been reports that the neo-nazis in Mariupol had surrendered but that seems misleading. Another report said 300 wounded have been evacuated by bus. Confusion reigns for now.

    in reply to: Debt Rattle May 15 2022 #107993

    So the Ukraine is going to raise another million man army!
    Commuissars are issuing draft summons at gas line queues, stores, post offices, etc, and even going door to door!
    Ukrainian draft dodgers have simply gone into hiding!
    They don’t want to be that last Ukrainian!

    That is the nice thing about propaganda.
    You only have to say it.
    You don’t actually have to do it!

    Neo-Nazi officers are escorting small groups of 50 to 70 year old men to the front lines.
    Once they reach the front lines, the Nazis officers then abandon the men to their fate.
    The Nazis leave the front lines quickly because they don’t want to die.

    The actions of the winning side!

    in reply to: Debt Rattle May 15 2022 #107963


    Just one slight problem for Michael. He lives on the island of Newfoundland. I would be very surprised if there are any oak trees growing in his neck of the woods! So obtaining some acorns might prove difficult! And if there are any oak trees growing in Newfoundland, I seriously doubt the local squirrel population would be willing to share any acorns with Michael!

    in reply to: Debt Rattle May 15 2022 #107961

    There was a British General and someone asked him what the key to his success was.
    He said 3 things were key.
    1. Never march on Moscow!
    2. Never march on Moscow!
    3. Never march on Moscow!

    Poor Joe doesn’t know he is marching on Moscow!

    in reply to: Debt Rattle May 15 2022 #107959

    I think the real reason the painting took 3 years is due to a shortage of paint!
    Britain had a trade embargo on all of Europe held by Napoleon!
    Britain was still trading with Russia.
    That is why Napoleon marched on Moscow!

    Joe is marching to Moscow!
    No need to worry about winter clothing Joe!
    You should reach Moscow before winter sets in!

    in reply to: Debt Rattle May 15 2022 #107957

    How appropriate! Napoleon!
    Napoleon knows all about annoying Mother Russia!
    I think Napoleon would say never march on Moscow!
    Hitler would probably say don’t March on Moscow too!
    Biden is determined to March on Moscow!
    After seeing what happened to Napoleon and Hitler, Biden will fail too!
    Russia can retreat forever.
    Can Europe and the US survive this coming winter’s discontent?

    in reply to: Debt Rattle May 14 2022 #107941

    Michael Reid:

    My experience of making bread out of anything but wheat, never really turned out very well.
    Have you planted your flax yet?

    in reply to: Debt Rattle May 14 2022 #107940

    We are still fighting the Ukrainian War to the last Ukrainian.
    Russia has been moving it’s small forces around to pick apart the fixed Ukrainian Donbas defensive positions.
    Russians can move while the Ukrainians can not move.
    When the Ukrainians try to move they die immediately.
    When Ukrainians die, they die alone out of sight unnoticed.
    Kill ratios are now between 10 and 20 to 1
    The Russians are making steady progress in closing the Donbas cauldron.
    The Donbas Ukrainians are getting closer to their breaking point.
    The tell is MSM doesn’t feature the Ukraine anymore.
    The MSM has moved on.
    So when the Ukraine collapses, it will be a non-event.

    Military Museum curators in Europe are getting very upset because Natio keeps repeatedly confiscating all of the Museum’s best working military models to send to the Ukraine. A German military Museum curator, Adolf, complained that Nato had even taken all of their Panzer 4 tanks to send to the Ukraine! A Hungarian military museum curator complained that Nato had even confiscated all of their Mig 1 and 2 fighter planes to send to the Ukraine!

    in reply to: Debt Rattle May 14 2022 #107938

    Regarding not so special prosecutor Durham. First he is not allowed to investigate andy current or former government employees. Now you know why he is so special. He is toothless.

    The judge of the case, Cooper, is a badly conflicted judge appointed by Obama and married to a wife who is badly conflicted too. Political incest at it’s very best!

    So Durham won 22 emails out of over 1,500. That is a victory? Since Sussmann is a lawyer most of his paperwork is protected. Same for Fusion. Same for Hillary. Yes a true mockery of justice, DC style.

    Sussmann has little to worry about even if he is nominally convicted of lying. At most he faces a reprimand. He won’t be disbarred.

    Durham will succeed in convicting nobody. Those were the terms of his appointment by Barr. And so it will happen.

    in reply to: Debt Rattle May 13 2022 #107883

    Regarding Professor Hudson:

    Please keep in mind he comes at things with a socialist’s view point that governments should be making all of a country’s capital investments decisions. We all know how that turns out.

    His analysis of capitalism is slanted towards communism. I have lived and worked in two communist countries. Yes they were perfect workers paradises. You would absolutely love it there.

    Russian Shock Treatment.

    Two Russian friends were discussing the glowing propaganda regarding working in Siberia. After much discussion, they decided only one of them would go to see if this was really true. Once in Siberia the friend would write a letter back to the friend who stayed behind. If the propaganda was true the letter would be written in black ink. If the letter was written in red ink, then the propaganda was false and don’t come.

    So after a few months had gone by, the friend who had remained in Russia finally received a letter from his friend now in Siberia. The letter, written in black ink, talked in glowing terms of how wonderful life was in Siberia. At the very bottom of the letter the friend said. P.S. There is no red ink in Siberia!

    in reply to: Debt Rattle May 13 2022 #107881

    During Obamas time remember we were supposed to sign a Pacific trade treaty?
    The main feature of the trade treaty was all signing countries agreed to give up their individual country’s sovereignty rights to a council of international corporations. This corporate appointed council would determine all trade disputes between the countries.

    We just barely dodged this Obama bullet!

    in reply to: Debt Rattle May 13 2022 #107870


    I am often surprised at how few people are even aware of the Dec-Mar 1939-40 Winter War that followed shortly after the German/Russian Sept/Oct 1939 conquest of Poland. This was a result of an earier pact Germany and Russian had signed. Germany conceded Finland and the 3 Baltic states as Russian pheres of influence giving Russia a free hand to do whatever they wanted.

    Supposedly Finland’s border was too close to Leningrad so Russia wanted to swap land (I.e unproductive forest land up north for Finland’s best southern farmland). The Finns did not trust Russia.

    One possible mistake the Finns may have made, when negotiating, was not realizing the significance of Stalin being personally involved in the negotiating meetings. This personal involvement meant he was sincere?/serious about swapping land. Naturally Stalin wanted land above the only Finnish defensive point, the Mannheim line. Accepting this meant the Finns would leave themselves wide open to a future sudden attack on Helsinki. In the end Finnish distrust of Stalin prevailed. It is interesting to note the 3 Baltic states got none of Stalin’s personnal involvement in their fate.

    When Russia invaded Finland, they did not realize how poor condition their army’s leadership was in. In the late 1930s the Russian army had expanded greatly but in 1938 Stalin had purged/shot most of the existing experienced officers and generals 50,000? because he feared them.

    Replacement officers also included a equal rank but politically superior commusar. The army officer had to first get approval of the commusar before he could do anything. The commusuars emphasized political endocrination as more important than army training. There were many stories of the political commusars shooting the army officers for disloyalty to the communist party. Thus many army officers dared not do anything that might upset their commusars. Stalin might have felt more secure but that meant the Russian army couldn’t operate properly nor efficiently. This hidden defect in the Russian army’s command structure is what made it possible for Finland to hold out for nearly 3 months despite being ill prepaared for war.

    The Finns did have one thing going for them, a handful of good experienced generals and staff officers. The Finns’s top general, Mannheim, was an experienced officer in the Czars Russian army. Many staff officers had fought in the German army. All had fought against the communist take over attempt of Finland after the1917 Russian revolution. So Finland had generally good army leadership when war broke out despite little modern equipement. What they had, had come from the Czars army when Finland had declared independence from Russia in 1917.

    This initial poor performance of the Russian army is probably what lead Hitler to summarized that to conquere Russia, all one had to do was kick in the front door and Russia would immediately collapse. What Hitler overlooked was immediately after the Winter War was over, Stalin started to bring back many of the experienced officers he had purged in 1938 to try and improve the Russia army’s fighting capabilities. He may have also limited the commusars powers too.

    From a Russian point of view, imagine what would have happened if Stalin had not brought back some of the Russian army’s most experiencer officers in 1940, to improve the Russian army, driven by the poor showing in the Winter War against Finland?

    Germany came dam close to defeating a 1941 Russia army as was. Against a 1940 year prepared Russian army, Germans would have probably won.

    So the Winter War experience with Finland in 1939-40, is probably what saved Russia from Germany in WW2. So much for an insignificant Winter War that nobody knows anything about!

    in reply to: Debt Rattle May 12 2022 #107819

    When Biden says he is working on something, it is true.
    He just forgets to say he is working hard against you!

    So Congress can’t just fast track $40 billion without any paperwork.
    They actually have to pass a $40 billion bill.
    Poor critters.

    Have noticed the Ukrainians are now shoving untrained reservists into the Donbas line of contact. There they get to die all alone and in silence. The neo-nazis have been pulled back into the second line to shoot any reservists trying to retreat or surrender. Clearly the behavior of a winning side.

    in reply to: Debt Rattle May 12 2022 #107815

    Global Wars:

    Everywhere you look there is a global war being waged against us, little people.

    There is now deathly silence coming from the war in the Ukraine. Since people are now dying of artillery shelling, well out of sight, there are no opportunities to make any interesting videos.

    There is a US self inflicted energy war being imposed on us, by our own masters. Why today Biden just cancelled all oil and gas leases in Alaska. I guess he forgot about Alaska, after earlier canceling all onshore and offshore federal oil and gas leases in the US. Biden has also started pumping the US oil reserves dry. Biden has also forbidden banks from financing oil and gas companies too. All of these steps, and more, have been taken with your best interests in mind!

    Reducing food production is another war against us, altogether! US railways have been ordered to strictly limit shipping of urgently needed fertilizer within thee US. Naturally US food processing plants that never ever caught fire before are now all of a sudden catching fire or even blowing up!

    Killing of US babies is now approved at the highest levels of US government. Producing baby formula hasn’t been allowed for 3 months. Abortion is clearly eing protected. At least they are being consistent.

    Then there is the war on our money. The Fed is pleased that interest rates are only at 0.5% while inflation rages at double digits. The Fed is also very pleased that nobody is pressuring them to hurry in raising interest rates to fight inflation.

    Then there is the ongoing war on our freedom of expression. The Ministry of Truth’s new illegal czar now wants the power to rewrite everything you say!

    The WHO wants to impose an international vaccine passport to be able to control our ability to travel anywhere. Not vaxxed, then you can not board a bus, train, or airplane. Your local government can then easily further restrict your movements, like from even leaving your home.

    Then there is the ongoing war being actively waged on our personal health. The covididiots are already dying before our very eyes, if you dare open your eyes. Average life expectancy is falling. The covididiots are blaming the non-vaxxed for all their problems and for not selfishly wanting to die with them.

    Then there is the ongoing propaganda war against us. Every year the propaganda pressure against us keeps increasing. The level of mind pollution is sickening.

    I am so sick and tired of all of these wars being waged against us. I am sure I forgot to mention a whole bunch more wars currently being waged against us.

    So I hope you don’t mind if I take a badly needed nap where I can dream of opening the island cottage even though I know the melting river ice crushed my fixed docks into tooth picks.

    in reply to: Debt Rattle May 11 2022 #107784

    World’s reserve currencies: False Dreaming

    If like China, a country that wants to retain complete control of their currency, it becomes automatically impossible for others to use it as a reserve currency. With China there are already rumors out there that China may devalue their currency by as much as 20% because the value of the Japanese Yen has recently fallen against the USD, making China’s exports less competitive.

    So do you really want to hold Chinese currency that can be suddenly devalued by the Chinese government overnight? Besides the Chinese peg their currency and the Hong Kong’s dollar to the USD! So you might as well hold USD instead!

    Another problem of dealing with a closed currency like China is how do you earn Chinese currency? You can not! China does not run trade deficits, only trade surpluses!

    The above are the very reasons China would dearly love it if you did accept their currency! It would give them total control over you just as it does over their own citizens!

    So dreaming of creating a new fairer socialist’s world reserve currency using a basket of currencies and linked to commodities?

    Well have you noticed how stable commodity prices are these days? Yesterday? Will the commodity your country produces even be linked? If, yes, how much weight will it be given? Have you noticed how stable any basket of constantly inflated fiat currencies is today or yesterday? How much weight would your country be given in the currency basket? Besides how much gold does your country hold? Besides who gets to make these decisions anyway? The Golden rule?

    Guaranteed you won’t be a happy camper because you can’t get something for nothing! You know, like your favorite past time of printing unlimited free money! What if perennial deadbeats like Argentina and Greece want to join? Has your dream become a nightmare now?

    Will the USD remain king? For now, yes. Forever, no! The WEF wants to impose a world digital currency on even the US!

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