Monday, April 25, 2022

Free Bait

 Suspicious of Cheese,


 A friend recently said that you can tell there is a trap by the presence and nature of "bait".


COVID-19 Deep Dive Part VII: Smart Cities and Neo-Malthusianism​ ​ ,Spartacus
Welcome to the new tyranny, same as the old tyranny​ 
 ​What the Elites aim to bring into being is a system of full-spectrum control and naked tyranny never before seen on this planet, where people’s every move is tracked and quantified by remote, and then nudged along lines that the tyrants find more acceptable, using a blend of scientific management, behavioral economics, big data, and AI algorithms. They believe this will result in a more resilient society, more capable of absorbing unexpected shocks and surprises. It will not. It won’t, because they’re not taking the wisdom of crowds into account, and because they want to employ the same top-down, planned economy methods that failed in prior socialist dictatorships. While crowing about preserving liberal democracy, the Elites plan on creating a system that is, at its core, illiberal and undemocratic, taking human decision-making out of the equation entirely. An automatic, self-managing cornucopia of wealth and prosperity for the few, and a system of brutal, totalitarian control for the many.
​  ​This new totalitarianism does not use boldly-illustrated propaganda posters or rousing anthems to get people to go along with its dictatorship. It uses soothing narrators and cutesy cartoons and ukuleles and footage of happy people doing yoga. It is deliberately infantilizing and insipid, teaching people to embrace a condition of learned helplessness.​..
..In 2001, shortly after the September 11th terrorist attacks against the World Trade Center and the Pentagon, Admiral John Poindexter proposed the Total Information Awareness program.
..DARPA pursued research into mass surveillance of the public for a couple years before the TIA program drew harsh criticism and was shut down in late 2003...
Shortly afterward, Mark Zuckerberg founded Facebook.(The same day, I have read elsewhere)​
​  The last part of the long article deals with neo-Malthusianism, with a brief comparison to "cornucopianism", which is the opposing belief system that technological advancement (like using coal, oil and gas to create industry, fertilizers, electricity and infrastructure)​ will provide more and more support for humanity without limits.
  Thomas Malthus (employed by the British East India Company) wrote in 1799 that human population growth was exponential, whereas growth of support systems was linear at best, so population would always tend to outstrip resources, except as mitigated by war, pestilence, famine and death. He did not account for the industrialization of agriculture, which was about to shift the baseline of support much higher with fertilizers, irrigation and big machines to plant, harvest, process, transport and store. 
  That appears to be a one-time event. Limits to fossil fuels, mined resources and well water are real, as are pollution and climate change. He briefly disparages The Limits To Growth, published in 1972, and goes on to the advance of global capitalism and offshoring of American industry, to weaken the US, and to weaken the position of American workers.
  Personally, I do believe that we are seeing the downturn of growth, already. I personally see the pandemic control-narrative and WAR! control-narrative as being reactions to the inflection point of global-real-economy into a downtrend, which appears to have happened in late 2018 or early 2019. 
  The "repo-crisis" in August-September 2019 is thought to reflect that by some. The biggest banks could no longer trust each other overnight for loans based on T-bills, so the Fed had to take over the operation.
  Therefore, I do see the enemy as global financial capitalist neo-feudalism (Own Nothing: Be Happy), but this article does not present a sustainable or low-carbon path into the future. 
  Real-adaptation-to-less-energy is a hard-sell, and not really worked out yet. The end of growth, going into "de-growth" is very complicated. 90% of the energy going into our food calories (including fertilizers, planting, harvesting, storage and transport) comes from inputs of fuel and electricity, not from sunshine, as in the past. 
  We do not see that. It is invisible to most of us. We cannot rapidly change that, but we can eat more local produce, grow vegetables, and learn from this process, so as to work the problem together going forward.
  We are at a certain disadvantage to financial and power elites in the near term, in our lifetimes. Their control-narrative is weakening. They have had to go from climate-change (financialized solutions) to pandemic-response, to WAR! All of these are dishonest and manipulative, but the truth is difficult. It is not clear what the timeline of the next 20 years might hold. Elite measures to covertly reduce our population numbers appear to include pestilence, now advancing into famine, which usually proceeds to war.
  We are able to improve our positions going forward if we become less reliant on centralized systems for our food, water, electricity, fuel and other necessities. That is a tall order, and we will be more vulnerable where climates are harsher, food comes from farther away, water is hard to get independently, and human populations are very high and dense. 
  None of these preparations are "the solution", but they buy time and freedom to work on smaller, more local, more efficient economic support systems for us and our descendants.
https://iceni.substack.com/p/covid-19-deep-dive-part-vii-smart?s=r

Charles Hugh Smith, Staring Into The Abyss
​  ​The global economy is perched on the edge of an abyss, and averting our gaze doesn't actually lessen the risk, it increases it because problems which aren't faced directly and addressed directly fester and rot the system from within.
​  ​This is why we're collectively staring into the abyss: all the big problems have been dismissed, ignored or papered over with PR-happy-talk "solutions" that only make the problem worse
​  ​There are three basic techniques that our "leadership" (public and private) have used to avoid dealing directly with our pressing problems:
1. Appear to address the problems by doing more of what's failed spectacularly.
2. Propose magical-thinking happy-happy technological "solutions" that are appealing but impractical.
3. Keep the status quo glued together to maximize quick-buck gains for the elite while guaranteeing long-term catastrophe for the entire society / economy.​..
..Every elite is pursuing the same self-serving agenda of maximizing their private plunder and hoping--perhaps vainly--to escape the consequences of their obsession with short-term gains at the expense of the planet and its people.

​If you stop feeding people greenhouse gas emissions will decrease, just like if you don't let truckers cross the border. 
Canada leads the way.
Trudeau government targets grain growers as worst emissions offenders

​There's more where this came from.​
Pfizer Documents Released By Court Order Show 3.7% Death Rate From Vaccine, Many More Serious Injuries.. And An EXTENSIVE Cover-Up

The deaths right after COVID-vaccination ​happen among the "unvaccinated"​ by definition, since everybody remains "unvaccinated" until 14 days​ later. Clever.
"Not Counted" as Vaccine Deaths - Over 50,000 Americans Aged 65 and Up Died Within the First Two Weeks

Covid vaccination increases the risk of severe heart inflammation up to 120-fold, a major study from Scandinavia published in the Journal of the American Medical Association (JAMA) has found. (Thanks Ilargi)​

​The JAMA article: SARS-CoV-2 Vaccination and Myocarditis in a Nordic Cohort Study of 23 Million Residents (Thanks Jeremy)

Rebel News is no longer "journalism" in Canada, because they just rebel too much to take part in democracy. 
Disquieting death toll: Dissecting Canada's all-cause mortality​  ​(August, September and October 2021 again.)
After a rapid acceleration in July 2021, the 0-44 age group saw a catastrophic 25% weekly excess death rate for approximately three months that 'cannot be explained by suicides, overdoses, cancers, etc.'

​Can't fight infections or cancer much when this happens.
Innate immune suppression by SARS-CoV-2 mRNA vaccinations: The role of G-quadruplexes, exosomes, and MicroRNAs
...In this paper, we call attention to three very important aspects of the safety profile of these vaccinations. First is the extensively documented subversion of innate immunity, primarily via suppression of IFN-╬▒ and its associated signaling cascade. This suppression will have a wide range of consequences, not the least of which include the reactivation of latent viral infections and the reduced ability to effectively combat future infections. Second is the dysregulation of the system for both preventing and detecting genetically driven malignant transformation within cells and the consequent potential for vaccination to promote those transformations. Third, mRNA vaccination potentially disrupts intracellular communication carried out by exosomes, and induces cells taking up spike glycoprotein mRNA to produce high levels of spike-glycoprotein-carrying exosomes, with potentially serious inflammatory consequences...

​The mRNA vaccines are documented to cause an autoimmune hepatitis. There has been lots of unexplained hepatitis going around in kids and adults lately...​
SARS-CoV-2 vaccination can elicit a CD8 T-cell dominant hepatitis
​..​Liver inflammation is observed during SARS-CoV-2 infection but can also occur in some individuals after vaccination and shares some typical features with autoimmune liver disease. In this report, we show that highly activated T cells accumulate and are evenly distributed in the different areas of the liver in a patient with liver inflammation following SARS-CoV-2 vaccination. Moreover, within these liver infiltrating T cells, we observed an enrichment of T cells that are reactive to SARS-CoV-2, suggesting that these vaccine-induced cells can contribute to the liver inflammation in this context.

​Moon of Alabama (German) has an update on the Ukraine war. I'll encapsulate some:
  Russia has destroyed 5 electrical power stations for Ukraine's electrified rail transport system, which is the backbone of their​ military re-supply infrastructure.
Because Ukraine uses a wide gauge rail system, diesel locomotives (not made to that spec) cannot be imported to substitute for them. This could have been done at any time previously, but the rail lines also serve civilian economy.
  (Secretary of Defense) Austin was in Poland, answering questions from reporters after a brief trip Sunday with Secretary of State Antony Blinken to Kyiv, where the pair met with Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelensky and other Ukrainian officials.
  The defense secretary was asked how he defined “America’s goals for success” in Ukraine. He first said Washington wants to see “Ukraine remain a sovereign country, a democratic country, able to protect its sovereign territory.”    
(NATO Special Operations Zone?)
  Then, he said, the United States hopes Russia will be “weakened” by the war. “It has already lost a lot of military capability and a lot of its troops, quite frankly, and we want to see them not have the capability to very quickly reproduce that capability,” Austin said.

  Western military and humanitarian supplies to Ukraine will now mostly be bottled up near Poland, in western Ukraine (Galicia), and are subject to disappearance for resale.
  Ukrainian sabotage teams appear to have hit an oil storage facility about 100 miles inside of Russia.
​  "​Since phase two of the war started last week there have been no larger battles. What we have seen so far from the Russian side does not amount to more than armored reconnaissance.
​  ​The nearly 1,000 artillery missions in the last 24 hours and on the days before speak of intense preparations for upcoming attacks by Russian mechanized forces.​"

​Ukraine War update from the Saker blog agrees with "softening up" in the beginning of Russian "Phase 2" of Special Military Operation to de-nazify Ukraine. Large assaults are expected to follow, perhaps this week. High level French and Canadian military personnel are reportedly trapped in Mariupol.​
https://thesaker.is/sitrep-operation-z-14/

​There are civilians in the fortified industrial complex, held by Ukrainian/Azov troops.​
RUSSIAN MILITARY ANNOUNCED ANOTHER CEASEFIRE FOR EVACUATION OF CIVILIANS FROM AZOVSTAL IN MARIUPOL
​  ​On April 21, Russian President Vladimir Putin ordered to avoid a direct storm of the fortified area of Azovstal. He ordered to block it and once again propose fighters remaining there to surrender. The decision was made a day after the Ukrainian militants of the Azov nationalist battalion shared the video showing civilians in the basement of the plant, for the first time since the beginning of hostilities in the city.
https://southfront.org/breaking-russian-military-announced-another-ceasefire-for-evacuation-of-civilians-from-azovstal-in-mariupol/

Forensic doctors discover fl├ęchettes – rarely used in modern warfare – in bodies found in mass graves in Bucha, “The Guardian” reported...
​  ​As soo
n as the Russian Ministry of Defence claimed the decision to withdraw from the Kiev and Chernihiv regions, the AFU heavily shelled Russian positions in the towns in the Kiev region with artillery. The investigation confirmed that civilians were killed as a result of artillery shelling. The flechettes could be used both by the Russian and Ukrainian artillery. Russian forces deployed in Bucha could not shell on their own positions. Thus, the civilians were killed during the clashes by the Armed Forces of Ukraine.

The ​Russian Ministry of Defense presents warning of new Western "provocations" soon, such as chemical false flag attack, blamed on Russia, which destroyedit's chemical weapons,  Or other use of weapons of mass destruction, covertly or overtly, in a battle zone.
​https://thesaker.is/sitrep-urgent-briefing-from-the-russian-mod-re-new-provocations/

Pepe Escobar discusses "The Moskva Riddle" (What DID sink Russia's black sea flagship, and what then?)

What will the deep-state do now, buy Musk out?
  Twitter, Inc. today announced that it has entered into a definitive agreement to be acquired by an entity wholly owned by Elon Musk, for $54.20 per share in cash in a transaction valued at approximately $44 billion. Upon completion of the transaction, Twitter will become a privately held company.
  Under the terms of the agreement, Twitter stockholders will receive $54.20 in cash for each share of Twitter common stock that they own upon closing of the proposed transaction. The purchase price represents a 38% premium to Twitter's closing stock price on April 1, 2022...

Avoiding Traps
(pictured with recently completed oak stairway)


Friday, April 22, 2022

Protected By Propaganda

 Vulnerable to Disinformation,


  Independent journalist Gonzalo Lira, who has been podcasting from Kharkov, Ukraine, and was arrested last Friday by Ukrainian "authorities" is alive and has been released. He is "rattled", repeats himself, cannot say a lot, and cannot leave the city. Anything posted from his email or phone in the last week was not from him. He does not have access to them. Video here:

  Former US President Obama (still powerful within the Democratic Party, and potentially involved in spying on candidate Trump in 2016) speaks out forcefully for the need for more big-media narrative control against "disinformation" about  COVID vaccines, which make some people afraid to receive them. Further disinformation against good Americans like himself and the current "president" Biden are bound to come from Russian-influenced sources, just like Russia threw the 2016 elections to Trump..
He speaks eloquently, of course.  "Democracy will wither."

Glenn Greenwald:    Former Intelligence Officials, Citing Russia, Say Big Tech Monopoly Power is Vital to National Security
​  A group of former intelligence and national security officials on Monday issued a jointly signed letter warning that pending legislative attempts to restrict or break up the power of Big Tech monopolies — Facebook, Google, and Amazon — would jeopardize national security because, they argue, their centralized censorship power is crucial to advancing U.S. foreign policy.​.. ​several of these officials are themselves leading disinformation agents: many were the same former intelligence officials who signed the now-infamous-and-debunked pre-election letter fraudulently claiming that the authentic Hunter Biden emails had the "hallmarks” of Russia disinformation...
...The ostensible purpose of this new letter is to insist that Big Tech monopoly power is vital to U.S. national security — because it is necessary for them to censor “disinformation” from the internet, especially now with the grave Russian threat reflected by the war in Ukraine — and they thus demand that the anti-Big-Tech bills first be reviewed not only by the Judiciary and Antitrust Committees, but also the national security committees where they wield power and influence...
​..Big Tech and the U.S. security state are in a virtually complete union, with all sorts of overlapping, mutual financial interests....Many of the key tech monopolies — such as Google and Amazon — routinely seek and obtain highly lucrative contracts with the U.S. security state, including both the CIA and NSA...

​Pepe Escobar just got canceled by Twitter, along with many others, like Scott Ritter, who did not toe the official US lines about the war in Ukraine. 
This snippet jumps out. We all know the rumor...
​  ​Every silicon fragment in the valley connects Facebook as a direct extension of the Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency (DARPA)’s LifeLog project, a Pentagon attempt to “build a database tracking a person’s entire existence.” Facebook launched its website exactly on the same day – Feb. 4, 2004 – that DARPA and the Pentagon shuttered LifeLog.
​  ​No explanation by DARPA was ever provided.


​  ​Newly released CIA memoranda suggest the tech gurus behind the Alfa Bank hoax also tracked Donald Trump’s movements to devise another collusion conspiracy theory. While smaller in scale than other aspects of Spygate, the Yotaphone hoax represents an equally serious scandal because it involved both the mining of proprietary information and sensitive data from the Executive Office of the President (EOP) and the apparent surveillance of Trump’s physical movements.​..
​  While the special counsel’s office did not charge Sussmann with making a false statement to the CIA, Durham’s team seeks to present evidence of Sussmann’s representations to the CIA as evidence of his motive and intent to also deceive the FBI.

​  Eleni in Athens sends this French assessment of the current ​global-financial-war, justified by the war in Ukraine.
  Nobody dared to say anything, but from 2003 onwards, the US economic system was no longer what it claimed to be. Officially they were still liberal, but everyone could see that they were no longer producing their own food and necessities, and that they were living on rapine.
  The US economy, which was one third of the world economy when the USSR dissolved, is now only one tenth...
..Gradually, the Russian and Chinese blocs have come closer together thanks to the joint project of the Great Eurasian Global Partnership (2016) within the framework of the Shanghai Cooperation Organization. The aim is to develop the whole space by creating balanced communication channels on the ideological bases defined by Kazakh Sultan Nazerbayev: inclusiveness, sovereign equality, respect for cultural and socio-political identity, openness and readiness to integrate other ensembles.
  Washington’s attempt to destroy this emerging entity has no chance of success. It is striking that :
The economic attack began not with the invasion of Ukraine, but two days before...The very day after Moscow recognized the independence of the Donetsk and Lugansk People’s Republics (February 21, 2022), the United States launched an economic attack on Russia (February 22). The European Union followed suit the day after (February 23). Vnesheconombank and Promsvyazbank were excluded from the global financial system.
  Vnesheconombank (VEB.RF) is a regional development bank. It could have helped the Donbass. Promsvyazbank (PSB) invests mainly in the defense sector. It could have played a role under the Mutual Assistance Treaty.....Due to the unilateral actions of the Anglo-Saxons and the European Union, the world is being divided into two heterogeneous spaces. The era of economic globalization is over. The economic and financial bridges are being broken one by one.....Rather than confronting Russia and China, the United States has chosen to withdraw into its empire: to isolate the West in order to maintain its hegemony.
  Since 2001, all world leaders have viewed the West, and particularly the United States, as wounded predators. They do not dare to confront them and look for ways to accompany them gently to the cemetery. No one ever imagined that they would isolate themselves to die.

​  There is lots of prevarication here, but this may be "de-dollarization" starting. 
Foreign Demand For US Treasuries Collapses Just As Fed Launches QT

​  There may well be civilian human-shields down in the tunnels under the industrial zone.​ "Surrender and be fed"... 
No gas; no bombs, no pumped-sea-water drowning.
"So Not Even A Fly Can Escape": Putin Declares Mariupol 'Liberated' - Orders Besieged Steel Plant Sealed Off

  Moon of Alabama has this: 
  In a talk at a defense industry meeting Major General Rustam Minnekaev, Deputy Commander of the Central Military District, named areas of Ukraine which Russia wants to secure (machine translation):
  "Since the beginning of the second phase of the special operation, it has already begun, literally two days ago, one of the tasks of the Russian army is to establish full control over the Donbass and southern Ukraine," he said.
..."This (control over the Donbass - TASS note) will provide a land corridor to the Crimea, as well as influence the vital facilities of the Ukrainian [military forces], Black Sea ports through which agricultural and metallurgical products are delivered to [other] countries," - said the deputy commander.
  "Control over the South of Ukraine is another way out to [Transnistria], where there are also facts of oppression of the Russian-speaking population. Apparently, we are now at war with the whole world, as it was in the Great Patriotic War, all of Europe, the whole world was against us. And now the same thing, they never liked Russia," he added.
The Russian ambassador to the U.S. again named the political aims:
  Russia’s special military operation in Ukraine is aimed at demilitarization and denazification of the country, and Moscow will ensure that the country has a non-nuclear and neutral status,

 Vladimir Zelenko MD (the first MD in the US to successfully treat early COVID and provided protocol details) and John Sorensen present a large body of factual information here, first released last September, but now on Global Research site. (Efforts to suppress this cannot relent until complicit power elites are demoted.)
Note that insurance companies will pay nothing on bills for vaccine-injuries, and neither will any other payer, so those cannot be reported as billing diagnoses.
The Vaccine Death Report: Evidence of Millions of Deaths and Serious Adverse Events Resulting from the Experimental COVID-19 Injections
VAERS published 726,963 adverse events, including 15,386 deaths as of September 17, 2021
CDC fraud expert says that number of deaths is at least five times, and possibly ten times higher
A whistleblower from the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Service (CMS) revealed how almost 50,000 people died from the injections. They represent only 20% of the U.S. population, meaning
that if this data is applied to the entire population 250,000 have died 150,000 reports have been rejected or scrubbed by the VAERS system
The actual number of anaphylaxis is 50 to 120 times higher than claimed by the CDC
Everyone who dies before two weeks after the second injection, is not considered a vaccine death, which causes the majority of early vaccine deaths to be ignored
Moderna received over 300,000 reports of adverse events in only three months-time
The Lazarus Report shows that only 1% of adverse events is being reported by the public The majority of the population is not aware of the existence of systems where they can report vaccine adverse events
Aggressive censorship and propaganda told the public that adverse events are rare, causing people to not understand how their health problems stem from past injections
The shaming and blaming of medical professionals who say anything against the vaccines, cause many in the medical community to avoid reporting adverse events
The fear of being held accountable after administering an injection that killed or disabled patients, further prevents medical personnel from reporting it

  Why did so many working age people die in September 2021?

  In September 2021, recorded COVID-19 deaths show 65-74 years old died in greater numbers than 75 years and older, and COVID-19 deaths for the 45-54 years old were as high as for the 85 years and older.
  This has never happened before for deaths due to respiratory diseases, from 1999 to 2019. These September 2021 peaks for “younger” age groups are consistent with the vaccine deaths hypothesis.   
https://brownstone.org/articles/why-so-many-middle-aged-deaths-in-2021/   

  The UK has stopped publishing this data recently. 
British children up to 52 times more likely to die following a COVID shot: gov’t report
   The data show a stark increase in deaths among children both single- and double-jabbed compared to their un-jabbed counterparts. For children aged 15–19, the risk of death increases by almost double if they take the first shot and by over three times if they take the second.   10–14-year-olds, on the other hand, run the risk of dying almost by a factor of ten following the first dose while the second dose brings a 51.8 times greater risk of death than if they had remained un-jabbed
.  https://www.lifesitenews.com/news/children-in-britain-up-to-52-times-more-likely-to-die-following-a-covid-shot-report-finds/

Walgreens still publishes data:  As you can see, even though the boosted represent just 30% of the population, they accounted for 53.5% of the positives among the sample of over 60,000 tests administered by Walgreens stores nationwide during the week beginning April 5. The unjabbed accounted for just 17% of the positives, lower than their share of the population.   https://www.theblaze.com/op-ed/horowitz-walgreens-recorded-who-tested-positive-for-covid-and-the-results-might-surprise-you

This site could put descriptions next to the links. I suspect there is MORE evidence than this.  
The Spike protein in the vaccines is toxic
Summarizing all the known science demonstrating that the Spike protein as used in the COVID-19 mRNA vaccines is toxic.   
https://demandthetruth.substack.com/p/the-spike-protein-in-the-vaccines?s=r

Repurposed antivirals ASAP are good... Supporters of that approach are good.   Telling the COVID Good Guys from the Bad Guys   https://justusrhope.substack.com/p/telling-the-covid-good-guys-from?s=r

Disparaged by Liars  (pictured in Austin garden at sunrise)



Monday, April 18, 2022

Losses

Bereaved,

  Journalist Gonzalo Lira, who has been reporting from inside Ukraine, while walking around through cities, has disappeared suddenly, and has reportedly been captured and killed by Ukrainian neo-nazi secret police.

  On a much, much smaller note, Google Blogger has enigmatically deleted another post of mine, "Individuals Matter" from Johnday's Blog,
 on April 17, after it was posted April 7. 
I must presume that parts of it are outside of the Google-approved scope of American public discourse.
It can still be viewed on Substack   https://drjohnsblog.substack.com/p/individuals-matter?s=w

​  ​Ukraine Conflict Marks End of Era Dominated by Western Power​ 
 ​The ongoing military conflict in Ukraine is a watershed event of immense historical significance. It marks a break from the past and the beginning of a new geopolitical reality, one that will encompass progress in international relations towards greater economic development, justice, and peace.
​  ​The military conflict in Ukraine is not about a narrow conflict between Ukraine and Russia. It is but the outward sign of a bigger confrontation between, on the one hand, the U.S.-led Western order and, on the other, nations like Russia, China, and others who refuse to accept a subordinate role.

  ​Former NATO advisor says that US and EU are "Sacrificing Ukraine to weaken Russia"
​  F​ormer Swiss intelligence officer, senior United Nations official, and NATO advisor Jacques Baud analyzes the conflict and argues that the US and its allies are exploiting Ukraine in a longstanding campaign to bleed its Russian neighbor.
..I think it was on the 16th of February—Joe Biden, during a press conference, told that he knew that the Russians would attack.  And how would he know that?  (Because I still have some contacts, and nobody actually thought that the Russians—before end of January, beginning of February—I think nobody thought that the Russians would attack Ukraine.)
   So, there must have been something that made Biden aware that the Russians would attack.  And this something, in fact, is the intensification of the artillery shelling of the Donbas starting on the 16th of February, and this increase in the shelling was observed, in fact, by the [Border] Observer Mission of the OSCE [Organization for Security and Co-operation in Europe], and they recorded this increase of violation, and it’s a massive violation.  I mean, we are talking about something that is about 30 times more than what it used to be, because the last eight years you had a lot of violations from both sides, by the way.       But suddenly on the 16th of February you had a massive increase of violation on the Ukrainian side.  So, for the Russians, Vladimir Putin in particular, that was the sign that the operation—the Ukrainian operation—was about to start. 

​  Bill sends these next 2 articles about CIA "influence" in Ukraine since WW-2.
​The CIA, 70 Years in Ukraine, Douglas Valentine  
  "The United States occupies Ukraine, its government...an occupation government that's supported and funded and directed by the United States, and the businessmen and the military people and the politicians that support the Americans benefit and those who don't are put on hit lists and they're targeted and and that's basically the history and the summary of what's going on in the Ukraine."
  "The CIA through its agent operations which have been in place for 70 years is at the vanguard of that operation...also to steal Ukraine's...natural resources."

​  ​The Taliban, al-Qaeda, and ISIS all arose in an environment the CIA created. The Azov Battalion is just the next iteration. FBI Director Christopher Wray warned Congress about them; we de-funded them; and dozens of members of Congress implored then-Secretary of State Pompeo to designate them a foreign terrorist organization (FTO).

​  ​How the West Was Won: Counterinsurgency, PSYOPS and the Military Origins of the Internet​  
​  Over​ ​time, however, the intelligence state lost touch with reality, as the focus of its counterinsurgency programs shifted from foreign to domestic populations, from national security risks to ordinary citizens. Particularly in the wake of 9/11, when the NSA and its British counterpart, GCHQ, began mapping out the Internet.
​  ​Thanks to Edward Snowden’s revelations in 2013, we now know that the NSA were collecting 200 billion pieces of data every month, including the cell phone records, emails, web searches and live chats of more than 200 million ordinary Americans. This was extracted from the world’s largest internet companies via a lesser-known, data mining program called Prism.
​  ​There’s another name for this, and its total information awareness. The highest attainment of a paranoid state seeking absolute control over its population. What ceases to be worth the candle is that peoples right to privacy is enshrined under the US Constitution’s fourth amendment.
​  ​Few understand how lockdowns are ripples on these troubled waters. Decades of counterinsurgency waged against one subset of society, branded insurgents for their Marxist ideals has, overtime, shifted to anyone holding anti-establishment views. The predictive policing of track and trace and the theory of asymptomatic transmission are the unwelcome repercussions of the intelligence state seeking total information awareness over its citizens.​..

​More of the same, but even harder to pretend the Russians did it this time...
MURDERED CIVILIANS FOUND IN MARIUPOL AFTER UKRAINE FORCES RETREAT
​  ​Ukrainian Armed Forces (UAF) and its notorious extremist Azov Battalion fighters appear to have left dozens of murdered civilians behind, including some with their hands bound – indicating an execution, after UAF retreated from their positions embedded among civilians in Mariupol. 
​  ​Residents give testimony as to the war crimes perpetrated by UAF and Azov fighters.

​  Analysis of the (Russian Black Sea fleet flagship) Moskva sinking in the Black Sea a few days ago, including photographs​ taken from Turkish rescue-ship.

  Moon of Alabama (German)  
The Ukraine Is Still Losing So What Is Its Plan?
Russian and Donbas forces have cleared the city of Mariupol except for the giant metallurgic complex of Azovstal which is held by some estimated 4,000 men, including many from the fascist Azov battalion.

  These diplomatic words can be read through a variety of cognitive filters and convey different implications to different people. 
​  ​In an interview with NBC's "Meet the Press", Austrian Chancellor Karl Nehammer - who met with Vladimir Putin last week - said that the Russian President “believes he is winning the war” almost two months after Russia invaded Ukraine. Nehammer, said that the Russian leader told him that the war is “necessary,” even though Western sanctions have had an impact.
​  ​“[Putin] thinks the war is necessary for security guarantees for the Russian Federation,” Nehammer said. “He doesn’t trust the international community, he blames Ukrainians for genocides in the Donbas region."
​  ​“So he is now in his world, but I think he knows what is going on now in Ukraine.”
​  ​Nehammer added that Putin told him in German that it was “better the war ends earlier than later,” which led the Austrian leader to believe the Russian president knows “exactly what is going on now.”
​  ​The Austrian chancellor, who was the first Western leader to sit down with Putin since the start of the invasion due to his country's traditionally close ties with Russia, emphasized the need to confront Putin on alleged war crimes and the need for humanitarian corridors in Ukraine.
https://www.zerohedge.com/military/austrian-chancellor-putin-believes-he-winning-war

  Charles Hugh Smith brings up the "very large numbers", which are so hard to comprehend, focusing on the $33 trillion increase in US national debt in the past 12 years. It is only the additional debt discussed here. 
  American citizens stand to benefit from the fall of the global dollar regime if they are no longer liable to service this debt until they die, and hand it to their kids and grandkids.   https://drjohnsblog.substack.com/p/debt-repudiation?s=w
​  ​Does it illuminate the $33 trillion to say that's $100,000 of debt for every one of the 330 million Americans? Are we each $100,000 better off for borrowing $33 trillion? Well, a few folks have benefitted. The top 400 wealthiest folks have seen their wealth skyrocket by trillions of dollars​...​

​  The lipid nanoparticles that get the mRNA into cells, the carriers of this genetic-message, are highly inflammatory themselves. (This article was presented about a year before it was finally published, too late to change the course of decision-making.) Thanks D.R.
The mRNA-LNP platform's lipid nanoparticle component used in preclinical vaccine studies is highly inflammatory

​  Medical Emergency Powers to evict people and use their homes to "isolate" COVID patients in apartment blocks with shared ventilation. (huh?) 
Shanghai cops clash with citizens over leaving homes to COVID patients

(Traitorous?)
Stephen Donnelly chooses WHO over Irish sovereignty.
Ireland will be signing up to the WHO pandemic treaty


​  There is a new, traditional weakened-whole-virus vaccine for COVID, which appears to be at least as effective, and with fewer adverse events, and without gene-therapy mechanisms (now that everybody has had COVID of some sort, already). Thanks Jeremy.
Covid-19: Valneva’s vaccine produces stronger immune response than AstraZeneca’s, company reports

​  ​US Airlines Drop Masking Requirement After Biden Admin Concedes Mandate Was Unlawful

​Dropping Pretenses

(pictured with family at our Easter party Saturday) 



Saturday, April 16, 2022

Debt Repudiation

 Awakening to Options,


  What holds "debt slaves" in their servitude? 
"I owe my soul to the company store."
  The lack of any alternative is what holds individuals, families, communities and nations in debt-peonage.
What if such an alternative were to be born into the world of global commerce?
The American and allied militaries have destroyed nations and rulers which tried to sell oil for anything but dollars, or to create a real alternative system.
Iraq and Libya are examples. There are others. 
  Western military alliances like NATO have destroyed or severely punished any nascent threats to $US hegemony until now. Russia is a direct military competitor to US/NATO and China is a direct economic competitor, and they are in alliance, driven there by the hostile actions of "the west", militarily and financially.
  During the "Cold War" era, many countries ostracized by the US were supported by Russia, notably Cuba. This was one of the factors which collapsed the economy of the USSR. Both Russia and China have had collapses, recovered and rebuilt along nationalist market-based economies, with rapidly rising living standards for their citizens. They are not perfect, of course, but this contrasts sharply with the west, where real wages for most working people have been stagnant or falling for 45 years or so.
  Debt has filled in the gaps between paycheck-to-paycheck jobs, credit card debt, mortgage refinancing debt. you have to keep food on the table, and gas in the tank.
What if you could start over, without debt, and the house would be yours, if you claimed it as yours, under an alternative system? Would you switch systems? What if the old system threatened to kill you if you failed to keep paying? What if that threat became less credible as other neighbors survived, and were helped by members of the new system.
  Would you opt into the new system and nationalize the oil wells and lithium mines, untegrate into the new system, and forget those EZ-monthly-payments?

Exclusive: Russian geo-economics Tzar Sergey Glazyev introduces the new global financial system
The world’s new monetary system, underpinned by a digital currency, will be backed by a basket of new foreign currencies and natural resources. And it will liberate the Global South from both western debt and IMF-induced austerity.
  The Cradle: Michael Hudson specifically asks that if this new system enables nations in the Global South to suspend dollarized debt and is based on the ability to pay (in foreign exchange), can these loans be tied to either raw materials or, for China, tangible equity ownership in the capital infrastructure financed by foreign non-dollar credit?
Glazyev: Transition to the new world economic order will likely be accompanied by systematic refusal to honor obligations in dollars, euro, pound, and yen. In this respect, it will be no different from the example set by the countries issuing these currencies who thought it appropriate to steal foreign exchange reserves of Iraq, Iran, Venezuela, Afghanistan, and Russia to the tune of trillions of dollars. Since the US, Britain, EU, and Japan refused to honor their obligations and confiscated the wealth of other nations which was held in their currencies, why should other countries be obliged to pay them back and to service their loans?
  In any case, participation in the new economic system will not be constrained by the obligations in the old one. Countries of the Global South can be full participants of the new system regardless of their accumulated debts in dollars, euro, pound, and yen. Even if they were to default on their obligations in those currencies, this would have no bearing on their credit rating in the new financial system. Nationalization of extraction industry, likewise, would not cause a disruption. Further, should these countries reserve a portion of their natural resources for the backing of the new economic system, their respective weight in the currency basket of the new monetary unit would increase accordingly, providing that nation with larger currency reserves and credit capacity. In addition, bilateral swap lines with trading partner countries would provide them with adequate financing for co-investments and trade financing.

  Eleni sends this article from American conservative, Ukrainian expert, and resident of Ukraine, George Eliason. There is a lot of value in here, and he was the odd attendee at a March conference about Ukraine in Moscow, to which he had subscribed last year. It was remarkably comfortable for him. 
  There are many facts and insights here. I will focus on this one.  The Ukraine needed war for economic reasons. Certainly the collective west also does.
  In history failing economic systems that need war (like European colonialism in WW-1 and WW-2) may be superseded by more efficient economic systems during and after the war. Glazyev discussed that above. The massing of US/NATO supplied Ukrainian military forces, and their artillery bombardment of the Donbass, preparatory to invading Donetsk and Luhansk (Lugansk), did finally force Russia into a pre-emptive attack, which set these western plans in motion.
  What’s catching and should be foremost in policymakers’ minds is most of the information describing Ukraine’s imminent crash which led to the decision to go to war comes from Ukrainian experts inside and outside the Zelensky administration. The tie-in to western economies’ gas prices and inflation pressure becomes patently obvious as a prop for Ukraine to lean on keeping its citizens from blaming Kyiv’s bad economic and energy policies.
  Without the war, industry, business, and even civil government structures were grinding to a halt. Ukraine’s top experts predicted the situation would crescendo in June-July 2022. US President Joe Biden and Ukraine’s Zelensky needed to push the war and scapegoat Russia as the cause of Ukraine’s economic crash which is the single major factor why Zelensky ordered a Croatia scenario attack slated to begin in March.

(Like when Obama called all the bankers together and forced them to take free-loans from Washington or-else.)
Pentagon Asks Top 8 US Arms Makers to Meet on Ukraine
US weapons makers are expected to reap long-term benefits from the war



Observing Groupthink (pictured with carrots in Yoakum)

Wednesday, April 13, 2022

Forms Of Warfare

Distant Observers,

This Ukraine-War update from The Vineyard of the Saker points out that 4/11/22 was a bad day for Ukrainian forces in Mariupol, now kettled in the fortified industrial district, and subjected to increasingly harsh measures, like fire and water. Would you die by drowning or surrender in a 2 day time window? There have been massed break-outs, which resulted in mass casualties and mass surrenders.
 Explored here is the evidence that Ukrainian military are very competent, perhaps better supplied than US military (recently) and quite likely more proficient in warfare than US military.
  This implies (if true) that the US military would want to strictly avoid direct battle against the Russian military. It would be humiliating and bad for business.
I'll keep the hypothesis in mind.

SouthFront has a video and transcript of Ukrainian soldiers, who surrendered to separatists, reporting that they had been held captive by a militia unit, after refusing to shoot civilians who had been trucked in, and escaped at night when their guards were drunk. They were shot at by Ukrainian forces as they crossed the front to surrender, one wounded and 2 of the 8 killed. The wounded man is interviewed. The video has one man telling the story, and none of them look happy. It can't be taken as fact, but does fit with a lot of reports...

Ukrainian soldiers in Mariupol are increasingly accepting the better option:
​  ​On April 12, the largest group of the AFU soldiers surrendered in Mariupol. Another attempt to break out from the trap in Mariupol, was confirmed.
According to the Russian Ministry of Defence, 1,026 Ukrainian servicemen of the 36th Marine Brigade voluntarily laid down arms and surrendered in the city of Mariupol, near the Illich plant
​  ​151 wounded Ukrainian servicemen of the 36th Marine Brigade were provided with primary medical aid on the spot, after which they were all taken to the Mariupol city hospital for treatment.

​Western psychological-warfare operations appear to be exceptionally effective upon Americans.
70% now see Russia as an enemy, and opinions of NATO are much improved, as well.​
​This is partisan anti-western polemic, but presents important insights, like this, about the neoliberal/neoconservative beliefs vs the current reality taking place.
​  And we have to keep in mind that they REALLY and SINCERELY thought they would (finally!) break the will of the Russian people and that they know this long awaited and oh-so-sweet revenge-victory is slipping away from them – just imagine the rage they must feel.  After eight years of endless provocations, insults and “negotiations” the Neocons have FINALLY forced Russia to intervene openly, which was always the dream of the Neocons.  But what they did not expect (and neither did anybody else, myself included) was that instead of “just” liberating the LDNR from constant Ukronazi strikes, Putin chose to liberate the entire Ukraine and change the entire collective security architecture of Europe.

Americans Are “In Charge” of the War Says French Journalist Who Returned From Ukraine​  
A French journalist who returned from Ukraine after arriving with volunteer fighters told broadcaster CNews that Americans are directly “in charge” of the war on the ground.
The assertion was made by Le Figaro senior international correspondent Georges Malbrunot.
Malbrunot said he had accompanied French volunteer fighters, two of whom had previously fought against ISIS.

​Moon of Alabama (German) explores the causes and players, and the motives which contribute to this war. A couple of interesting points:
​  ​If this two-level perception is correctly analyzed in its appreciation of the different actors with contradictory priorities, then it becomes crucial to understand that in the geopolitical war the US is the aggressor as much as in the traditional war on the ground Russia is the aggressor.​..
 Towards the end of a talk with Gonzalo Lira former Marine officer and UN Inspector Scott Ritter disputes the potential for escalation. The Pentagon, he says, knows the real situation on the ground and that the Ukrainian army will lose the war. Neither NATO, nor the U.S. nor single countries like Poland have their forces configured in a way that would allow them to successfully wage war against Russia. They would need more time to get ready than Russia will need to win the war in Ukraine.  Ritter predicts that the Pentagon will overrule any escalation the Ukraine warmongers in the State Department and National Security Council may plan...​   (I also hope Ritter is right.)​

​  ​The finance ministers of the BRICS alliance (Brazil, Russia, India, China and South Africa) have decided to create their own financial mechanisms to continue trade between nations of similar disposition.  Once the internal issues inside the BRICS alliance are resolved, and once the mechanisms are created, then other nations will be able to decide to join or not.  The great global cleaving will commence.​  ​

​  Only Ukrainian forces use these missiles, and they drop the solid-rocket booster from the warhead, so it lies along the flight path for inspection.
​  On April 8, a Ukrainian Tochka-U missile hit the railway station in the city of Kramatorsk. As a result, at least 57 civilians were killed, dozens more were injured.
  According to the traditional scenario, immediately after the incident, the Ukrainian authorities sent foreign reporters to the town. However, this time the plan went wrong. The journalists filmed the serial number of the Tochka-U missile which killed dozens of civilians. They left no doubts that the missile was launched by the AFU.
  The Tochka-U missile in Kramatorsk has a series number Sh91579
(photograph of serial number)
  The Tochka-U missiles, including of the Sh915 series, are actively used by the AFU on the Donbass front lines. 
The following cases of the strikes with missiles of the same series have been recorded so far: (#6 are listed, also with photographs of serial numbers.)

​  ​According to bioweapons expert Francis Boyle, Russia’s accusation that Ukraine is conducting U.S.-funded bioweapons research appears to be accurate
If true, everyone involved is subject to life in prison under the ​(US)Biological Weapons Anti-Terrorism Act of 1989
According to Boyle, the U.S. government and Pentagon have had a “comprehensive policy” to “surround Russia with biological warfare laboratories” and “preposition biological weapons” there for use against them​.

U.S. Firm With Ties to WEF, DOD Implicated in Bioweapons Cover-Up
As evidence of a potential bioweapons cover-up begins to emerge, a company called Metabiota, whose founder is a World Economic Forum Young Global Leader graduate, is gaining prominence.​..
​  ​Metabiota investors include In-Q-Tel, a CIA venture capital firm that specializes in high-tech investments that support or benefit the intelligence capacity of U.S. intelligence agencies, Hunter Biden’s investment fund, Rosemont Seneca and the U.S. Department of Defense’s Threat Reduction Agency (DTRA), which contracted Metabiota to run operations in U.S.-connected labs in Ukraine.
​  ​In addition to having close ties to the WEF and its Great Reset agenda, Nathan Wolfe, the founder of Metabiota, has also served on the EcoHealth Alliance’s editorial board since 2004. In 2017, he co-wrote a study on coronaviruses in bats together with EcoHealth president Peter Daszak, Ph.D. EcoHealth worked closely with the Wuhan Institute of Virology (WIV) in China, where SARS-CoV-2 is suspected of having originated.

​The widely vaccinated countries keep getting COVID, not the unvaccinated countries. Why?
AIDS-Like "Chronic Covid" is Taking Over Europe, Australia and NZ
The Boosted Cannot Clear Covid Easily and Keep Getting Reinfected


  Roger Seheult MD of Medcram delves into sunlight and vitamin-D, as they pertain to immune system function and COVID susceptibility, including severity of illness.
Surprisingly, it is not just vitamin-D which seems to be providing benefit to those who accept the sun's rays. Other mechanisms, which cannot be as easily supplemented, are presented here. Thanks "Germ".

  The global pandemic treaty, superseding all national laws, and mandating a universal digital vaccine-passport is still on track, and would be under the auspices of the WHO, which is under the auspices of... (Bill Gates? Who else?)

Barcode Fugitive 

(pictured recently with coffee, by apple tree and garden) 



Saturday, April 9, 2022

Persisting

Not Dead Yet,

  Ellen Brown has been reading and thinking about the same fall-of-the-petrobuck issues as I have, and reading a lot of the same essays and authors. Thanks Dan.
(Do keep a lookout for anything by Sergei Glazyev, Russia’s foremost independent economist and former advisor to V. Putin.)
I leap to her conclusion that the $US losing global reserve currency status (we assume) is a blessing in disguise for the real American economy, and it will be, but not for Americans who live on limited and fixed incomes, like retirees. The $US must lose about 75% of its current buying power to re-equilibrate, and to pay off the 120% of GDP that the federal government now owes. 
How will people live if their Social Security check is worth half of what it is now? 
The cost-of-living-adjustments are designed to not-keep-up with inflation, as we know.
I will point out , as does Ms. Brown, that moving away from the for-private-profit "Federal Reserve" banking system, to a national central bank, not for profit, and representing national economic interests, would greatly soften that blow.  (Digital currency is the threat to individual free choice.)
Exorbitant Privilege or Exorbitant Burden?
​  ​If that (global commodity linked reserve currency) system succeeds, what will the effect be on the U.S. economy? Investment strategist Lynn Alden writes in a detailed analysis titled “The Fraying of the US Global Currency Reserve System” that there will be short-term pain, but, in the long run, it will benefit the U.S. economy. The subject is complicated, but the bottom line is that reserve currency dominance has resulted in the destruction of our manufacturing base and the buildup of a massive federal debt. Sharing the reserve currency load would have the effect that sanctions are having on the Russian economy – nurturing domestic industries as a tariff would, allowing the American manufacturing base to be rebuilt.
​  ​Other commentators also say that being the sole global reserve currency is less an exorbitant privilege than an exorbitant burden. Losing that status would not end the importance of the U.S. dollar, which is too heavily embedded in global finance to be dislodged. But it could well mean the end of the petrodollar as sole global reserve currency, and the end of the devastating petroleum wars it has funded to maintain its dominance.

​The Russian Ruble is still weaker against the $US than it was before the (still present) 2014 sanctions, but stronger thanit was 5 months ago..
Despite sanctions the ruble is stronger than before the war. Why?

Graph of Ruble to Dollar over time:

  Michael Hudson closes his most recent currency WW-3 analysis with this (and yes, what will support the Euro going forward?):
​  ​From its planning stages, U.S. diplomatic strategists viewed the looming World War III as a war of economic systems. What side will countries choose: their own economic interest and social cohesion, or submission to local political leaders installed by U.S. meddling like the $5 billion that Assistant Secretary of State Victoria Nuland bragged of having invested in Ukraine’s neo-Nazi parties eight years ago to initiate the fighting that has erupted into today’s war?
​  ​In the face of all this political meddling and media propaganda, how long will it take the rest of the world to realize that there’s a global war underway, with World War III on the horizon? The real problem is that by the time the world understands what is going on, the global fracture will already have enabled Russia, China and Eurasia to create a real non-neoliberal New World Order that does not need NATO countries and which has lost trust and hope for mutual economic gains with them.


  Boycott Russia! ,,, ​Look, It's a Squirrel! 
In the past week, the US administration has increased its imports of Russian oil by 43%, reaching 100,000 barrels a day.
​  To really beat PUTIN you must starve, freeze, and never drive or fly.  Pepe Escobar has some details.
​  ​Vast swathes of NATOstan have been corralled into behaving like a Russophobic lynch mob. No dissent is tolerated. The full psyops has de facto upgraded the Empire of Lies to the status of Empire of Hate in a Total War – hybrid and otherwise – to cancel Russia.​..
​  ​“Europe has chosen its fate. And chose fate for Russia. What you are seeing now is the death of Europe. Even if it does not come to nuclear strikes on industrial centers, Europe is doomed. In a situation where European industry is left without cheap Russian energy sources and raw materials – and China will begin to receive these same energy carriers and raw materials at a discount, there can be no talk of any real competition with China from Europe. As a result, literally everything will collapse there – after industry, agriculture will collapse, welfare and social security will collapse, hunger, banditry and chaos will begin.”​...
​  Bucha allowed the disappearance of Pentagon bioweapon labs from the Western mediasphere, complete with its ramifications: evidence of a concerted American drive to ultimately deploy real weapons of mass destruction against Russia.​..
[This is WW-3 between 2 global economic models. May the better model "win" for awhile.]
​  What may be seriously in dispute is whether the U.S., after “the economic conquest of Europe”, will be able to “lock in African, South American and Asian countries”. The Eurasia integration process, rolling in earnest for 10 years now, conducted by the Russia-China strategic partnership and expanding to most of the Global South, will go no holds barred to prevent it.

​  Moon of Alabama has the story of a Ukrainian army missile, fired from Ukrainian held territory, that killed a lot of people at a train station, and is blamed on Russia, which has not had any of these outdated missiles for years.​ Parts 1 and 2. Lots of clear details, maps and photographs.
Ukrainian Tochka-U Missile Killed Dozens At Kramatorsk Train Station
https://www.moonofalabama.org/2022/04/a-ukrainian-tochka-u-missile-killed-dozens-at-kramatorsk-train-station.html#more
  The publicly available evidence shows that the Ukrainian military must have fired the missile that killed some 50 Ukrainian civilians in Kramatorsk.
  The only purpose of the attack I can think of was to create propaganda that, when distributed as 'Russian attack' through 'western' media, will create more military support for Ukraine.
  Everyone who urges to give more arms to the Ukraine or who eggs it on to continue this war is guilty of creating impetus for more incidents like the one seen in Kramatorsk.

  Russian military won't answer the phone these days, but it's ok, this news video from yesterday proves that General Cloutier was safely in Turkey and not captured in Mariupol, so there's really nothing to talk about, anyway. (The commenters are unkind to the nice young man who proves Cloutier is OK in Turkey.)

  Veterans Today is sticking with the story that General Cloutier has not been produced in the flesh by the Pentagon, so presumably remains a Russian Prisoner Of (not)War:

  On US relations with Pakistan over the decades, and recent attempts to unseat the recently elected nationalist Prime Minister:
“To be an enemy of America can be dangerous, but to be a friend is fatal.” — Henry Kissinger...
  The irony is that the US does not want to be a friend of Pakistan, nor does it allow any other country to be friendly with Pakistan. To understand  American mentality, the above-quoted saying of Henry Kissinger is a perfect example. The US might succeed in punishing Prime Minister Imran Khan, but the narrative he has left among the youth of this nation will remain alive. Pakistan will not bow to any foreign power and will resist any pressure and coercion. The US has been exposed and lost its credibility as a sincere friend. The US is neither friend nor well-wisher of any country or nation.

  Jim Kunstler with perspective from the unhealthy core of empire:
​  ​Why​ ... is the head of the CDC, one Rochelle Walensky, still telling the public to vaxx-up and boost when the number of really grave adverse events associated with said vaxxes is so out-of-this-world, compared with previous vaxxes, that liability lawyers from sea to shining sea could be magnificently employed piercing Big Pharma’s EUA shield with fraud charges until the next ice age?
​  ​The VAERS program is front-and-center in Ms. Walensky’s CDC purview. Does she not cop a glance at it now and again? It will be fascinating to hear her testify in the Nuremberg-style proceedings that ought to come for America’s public health officialdom. Are they running scared at CDC, FDA, and Dr. Fauci’s NIAID? The waiting must be the hardest part. So much is ominously unknown. But despite official suppression and obfuscation of patient outcome data from the compromised medical establishment, all-causes death numbers are wafting out of the life insurance industry like the Furies from the cosmic darkness.
​  ​Is it true, as is hotly rumored now, that the mRNA shots lead uniformly to autoimmune deficiency syndrome? Ditto the alarming rise in cancer cases among the vaxxed… ditto heart damage, organ damage, grievous neurological damage? We’ll know a lot more about this in May and June, and it’s hard to imagine what the collective emotional reaction will be if all that turns out to be true. Never in history will so many face the prospect of an untimely death, and at the hands of such banal bureaucratic villainy. Will they just compliantly check out of this world, the same way they lined up for their vaxxes and boosters, or finally rage against that machine?
​  ​The latest venture in unreality these days spills out of Russia’s operation in Ukraine. The mind-fuckery over it sure seems advantageously amplified here as a cover for the tragic developments in the Covid-19 vaxx melodrama and other domestic torments. All the evidence suggests that our country’s leadership wanted this war to happen in the worst way. We set up the provocations in Donbas and let’er rip. Now we posture on the sidelines, crying crocodile tears, pretending to help while sabotaging peace talks.

​Remember, High school athletes have always died of heart attacks while playing soccer, forever...
833 Athlete Cardiac Arrests and Serious Issues, 540 Dead, Following Covid Injection



Horowitz: What did Pfizer know and when? 3 important findings from recent document releases
  It’s no longer OK for elected officials to mindlessly repeat the bromide “safe and effective” without any reflection about the mass injury we’ve witnessed, along with the waning and the negative efficacy, in itself, engendering calls for endless boosters. We have so much information that raises serious questions, not the least of which is from Pfizer’s own documents, now ordered released by a federal judge...
(They sure did have to hire a lot of new people to write down all of the deaths and injuries...)​

​Meryl Nass MD, from last August, when the "vaccines" were already known to kill people and weaken their immune systems.
2 Things Mainstream Media Didn’t Tell You About FDA’s Approval of Pfizer Vaccine

Data points to Increased Mortality of the Vaccinated: Canada and Israel Are Suffering from “A Pandemic of the Fully Vaccinated”
https://www.globalresearch.ca/data-canada-israel-suffering-from-pandemic-fully-vaccinated/5776870

  "Amyloidosis" is a collagen vascular disease, which can be caused by the mRNA "vaccines". How?
It looks like the "amyloid" clogging up the blood vessels and organ tissues is Spike Protein. 
When they made the mRNA "vaccines" they were worried that the body would not make enough spike protein, or for long enough, to get a good immune response, so they made sure that the mRNA in the cells, coding to make spike protein, would last longer than the Energizer Bunny, sometimes months... Ooops.

  Jack Maxey is in Switzerland for health reasons after an American General thanked him for forwarding the military security access codes from Hunter Biden's laptop, and informed him that he was a target of the deep state by that same virtue. 
He's working on a further release of hard drive findings, including many "deletions", still contained in the hard drive.

   Maxey tried to get the DoD to address the issue without success, until he found a direct conduit to a two-star general who took the certificate codes, deactivated the access and thanked him for his diligence.
  Unfortunately, that same general then told Maxey he needed to focus on securing the safety of himself and his family, as the full weight of the U.S. interests, including the intelligence apparatus and defense apparatus, will likely target him.      
https://theconservativetreehouse.com/blog/2022/04/08/primary-witness-to-material-within-hunter-biden-laptop-says-active-two-star-general-has-warned-him-about-pending-u-s-government-retaliation/

Political appointees matter, voted party lines...U.S. Court Reinstates Biden’s Covid-19 Vaccine Mandate for All Federal Employees   https://palexander.substack.com/p/breaking-and-stunning-us-court-reinstates?s=w

  (Hereditary) Economist Pipa Malmgren speaks at the World Government Summit in Dubai, mentioning that her father was an economic advisor to Richard Nixon when Nixon took the US/world off the gold standard, giving her insights into how things work.  She predicts the near-term end of "money as we have known it", to be replaced by national blockchain digital currencies, which would record every transaction. She foresees a need to legislate human rights guarantees into this new system, which is inherently biased against individual humans. (I hope that works out, but I'd rather not trust that it will.)  https://www.globalresearch.ca/bombshell-video-economist-world-government-summit-says-new-financial-world-order-about-shift-dramatic-new-direction/5776919

  Next Saturday, April 16, we will have a pre-Easter garden party at the Yoakum homestead, with local beer from the only real Texas brewery and veggies with zero-food-miles. We sent out invites, but if you read this, and want to attend, ask me for details. It's noonish at 202 Hefferman Street. Park on the dirt if it's dry. Bring something you cooked or prepared. We'll cook plenty of beans and rice.

Prepper  (pictured with some fresh carrots)