Monday, September 19, 2022


 Set Up,

  This reminds me of "President Biden" saying Russia would invade Ukraine for sure, after setting up 150,000 Ukrainian troops to invade Donbass (maybe Russia, too) and increasing shelling of civilians from 80/day to 1200/day ahead of the assault.
​  ​In a Sunday "60 Minutes" interview to air in full Sunday night, President Joe Biden issued a warning for Russian President Vladimir Putin to not "change the face of war" by employing either tactical nuclear or chemical weapons against Ukraine.
"Don’t. Don’t. Don’t. You will change the face of war unlike anything since World War II," Biden said while speaking to CBS interviewer Scott Pelley.​..
  .."They’ll become more of a pariah in the world than they ever have been."​ ...
​  Beginning in April, foreign minister Sergei Lavrov vowed that Russia would avoid using nuclear weapons at all costs - in response to headlines alleging Russian nuclear preparedness related to the Ukraine crisis.

​Charles Hugh Smith: Fourth Turn, Turn, Turn​
The cycles of The Fourth Turning, Fischer and Turchin are all in alignment at this point in history.
​  ​The 1997 book The Fourth Turning: An American Prophecy proposed a cyclical pattern of four 20-year generations which culminate in a national crisis every 80 years. The book identifies these dates as Fourth Turnings: 1781 (Revolutionary War), 1861 (Civil War) and 1941 (global war). add 80 years and voila, 2021.​ ...
..David Hackett Fischer's book The Great Wave: Price Revolutions and the Rhythm of History proposes another cycle: humans expand their numbers and consumption until they've exploited and depleted all available resources.
​  ​As resources become scarce, societies and economies unravel as humans do not respond well to rising prices generated by scarcities.
​  ​The unraveling continues until consumption is realigned with the resources available. In the past this meant either a mass die-off that drastically reduced human numbers and consumption (for example, The Black Plague), a decline in fertility that slowly reduced population to fit resources, mass migration to locales with more resources or the discovery and exploitation of a new scalable energy source that enabled a new cycle of rising consumption.​..
..​Peter Turchin proposed another socio-economic cycle of 50 years in his book Ages of Discord: in the integrative stage, people find reasons to cooperate. In the disintegrative stage at the end of the cycle, people no longer find much common ground or reasons to cooperate. Political, social and financial extremes proliferate, culminating in a rolling crisis.
​  ​In Turchin's analysis, the previous 50-year age of discord began around 1970, and the current era of discord began in 2020. Those who lived through the domestic terrorism, urban decay, stagflation and political/social/legal crises of the 1970s recall how inter-related crises dominated the decade.
​  ​In my analysis, the last period of discord in the 1970s was "saved" by the supergiant oil fields discovered in the 60s coming online in the late 1970s and early 1980s. That oil enabled a 40-year boom which is now ending,  with no new scalable source of energy available to replace oil.​..
..Today's extremes of wealth and income inequality are optimized to spark political discord and revolts. The wealthiest 20% will be able to pay higher prices, but the bottom 40% will not. The middle 40% will find their disposable income, i.e. their income left over after paying for essentials, will drop to near-zero.
​  ​When 80% of the populace are crunched financially, revolutions and the overthrow of governments follow.

​  ​Russia is prepared to provide 300,000 tons of fertilizers currently amassed at EU ports due to Western sanctions to developing nations free of charge, President Vladimir Putin announced on Friday.
​  ​Speaking at a summit meeting of the Shanghai Cooperation Organization (SCO) in Uzbekistan, the Russian leader said he had discussed agricultural export issues with UN Secretary-General Antonio Guterres.
​  ​“The day before yesterday I informed Mr. Guterres that 300,000 tons of Russian fertilizers had piled up in the European Union’s seaports,” Putin said, adding that Moscow is “ready to give them to developing countries for free,” and that such deliveries would be instrumental in alleviating the global food crisis.

​Charles Hugh Smith again, The End of Cheap Food​
​  ​Of all the modern-day miracles, the least appreciated is the incredible abundance of low cost food in the U.S. and other developed countries. The era of cheap food is ending, for a variety of mutually reinforcing reasons.
​  ​We've become so dependent on industrial-scale agriculture fueled by diesel that we've forgotten that when it comes to producing food, "every little bit helps"--even small backyards / greenhouses can provide meaningful quantities of food and satisfaction...
​..​Highly educated people cannot recognize a green bean plant because they've never seen one. They know nothing about soil or industrial farming. They've never seen the animals they eat up close or cared for any of the animals humans have tended for their milk, eggs and flesh for millennia.
​  ​Most of us take the industrial scale of agriculture and the resulting abundance and low cost for granted, as if it was a kind of birthright rather than a brief period of reckless consumption of resources that cannot be replaced.
​  ​Small-scale agriculture is financially difficult because it is competing with global industrial agriculture powered by hydrocarbons and low-cost overseas labor.

​Pepe Escobar has a long and detailed article covering the recent Shanghai Cooperation Organization summit of heads of state of more than 50% of the human population of our world. Our future ...​ If you read one article, read this one. There is so much important information. things are developing fast.
​  ​The SCO summit of Asian power players delineated a road map for strengthening the multipolar world
​  ​Amidst serious tremors in the world of geopolitics, it is so fitting that this year’s Shanghai Cooperation Organization (SCO) heads of state summit should have taken place in Samarkand – the ultimate Silk Road crossroads for 2,500 years.

​Putin's speech to the heads of state at Samarkand:
Speech by the President of Russia at an expanded meeting of the SCO Heads of State Council

US/NATO provide the artillery and must approve the targets:
Ukraine has again shelled the area around the Zaporozhye Nuclear Power Plant in an effort to undermine the facility’s safety, Russia’s Defense Ministry claimed on Saturday.
The ministry said that “the Kiev regime has resumed provocations to create the threat of a man-made disaster” at the plant. Within the last 24 hours, the Russian military registered two Ukrainian artillery strikes, one on a suburban settlement and the other on a thermal substation in the vicinity of the facility, which has been under Russian control since March.
​  ​“In total, 15 artillery shells were fired from the Nikopol area of the Dnepropetrovsk region. The artillery units of the Ukrainian Armed Forces were suppressed by retaliatory fire,” the statement read. According to the Defense Ministry, the radiation situation at the plant remains normal.

Eleni sent this: Russia Won't Congratulate CIA on it's Diamond Jubilee, M.K. Bhadrakumar  (He misses CIA instrumentality in assassinating JFK and RFK.)
..A US Senate commission in 1975 uncovered and confirmed CIA involvement in contract killings and coup d’état. It counted 8 cases of assassination attempts by CIA agents and mercenaries on Fidel Castro during 1960-1965 alone. Havana later revealed the full tally — from 1959 through 1990, CIA planned 634 assassination attempts on Fidel.

US Announces Fund to Benefit Afghan Economy—Using Stolen Afghan Bank Reserves
"The Afghan Fund is funded by Afghanistan, and the U.S. is only delivering unprecedented suffering," said one economic policy group..
..The fund will include "$3.5 billion of ​($7 billion "confiscated") Afghan central bank reserves to be used for the benefit of the people of Afghanistan while keeping them out of the hands of the Taliban and other malign actors," the Treasury Department said, and will make "targeted disbursements of that $3.5 billion to help provide greater stability to the Afghan economy."

Nearly 50 Members Of Congress Call On Pentagon To End Military Vaccine Mandate

An Indian court ordered Bill Gates, the Indian government and the Serum Institute of India — the world’s largest vaccine manufacturer — to provide formal responses relating to a case filed by the father of a 33-year-old doctor who died after receiving AstraZeneca’s Covishield COVID-19 vaccine.
​..​Snehal Lunawat was a 33-year-old doctor and senior lecturer at the SMBT Dental College & Hospital in Maharashtra State. According to her father, she was compelled, as a health worker, to get the Covishield vaccine.
​  ​On Jan. 28, 2021, Snehal received the Covishield vaccine, which is produced by the Serum Institute. Her father claims his daughter had received assurances the vaccines were entirely safe and posed no risk to her health.
​  ​However, her father stated, Snehal developed severe headaches and vomiting while attending a workshop just days after receiving the vaccine, resulting in her hospitalization. There, doctors said that she was suffering from bleeding in the brain, low platelet count and blood clot formation.
​  ​After 14 days elapsed without her condition improving, Snehal’s family transferred her to another hospital, where she died eight days later.​..
​  ​Lunawat said his daughter was convinced to receive the vaccine as a result of an “alleged false narrative.”
​  ​The lawsuit characterized interviews given by Indian public health officials in the nation’s media as contributing to this “false narrative,” naming several of these interviews, including one by Dr. VG Somani, drug controller general of India, that was broadcast on Jan. 4, 2021, and during which Somani claimed, “the vaccines are 110 percent safe.”

​"Safe and Effective" (pictured with more flooring "racked out" to install)​

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