Monday, June 17, 2024

Mutinous Summer

 Mutineers,


  It is hard to begin this post again, because the news keeps coming in rapidly, after several days of outdoor work and moving our son to a new apartment, the realities of living as a human. This summer is a summer of sharp divergence between western power/financial elites and the citizens of western countries, as was the summer of 1968.

  European Mutiny at the Illiberal Order, Alastair Crooke (Thanks Eleni)
The mutiny has arisen because many in the West see only too clearly that the western ruling structure is an illiberal mechanical ‘control system’.
  I have been writing for some time that Europe (and the U.S.) are in a period of alternate revolution and civil war. History warns us that such conflicts tend to be extended, with peak episodes which are revolutionary (as the prevailing paradigm first cracks); yet which, in reality, are but alternate modes of the same – a ‘toggling’ between revolutionary peaks and the slow ‘slog’ of intense cultural war.
  We are, I believe, in such an era.
  I also have suggested that a nascent counter-revolution was slowly gathering – one defiantly unwilling to recant traditionalist moral values, nor prepared to submit to an oppressive illiberal international order posing as liberal.
  What I had not expected was that the ‘first shoe to drop’ would occur in Europe – that it would be France that would be the first to break the illiberal mould. (I had thought that it would break first in the U.S.)...
..The cold reality is that western ‘Power Structures’ own the wealth, the key institutions in society and the levers of enforcement. To be plain: they hold the ‘commanding heights’. How will they manage a West edging towards moral, political and possibly financial collapse? Most likely by doubling-down, with no compromise...
..Undoubtedly, U.S. ‘structures’ will have been deeply disconcerted by the European election portent. What does the European anti-Establishment mutiny imply for those Ruling Structures in Washington, especially at a time when all the world sees Joe Biden visibly wobbling?
  How will they distract ‘us’ from this first crack to their international Structural Edifice? ...
..By incrementally escalating NATO violations of Russia’s strategic ‘red lines’, it seems that the U.S. hawks seek to gain the escalatory advantage over Moscow, leaving to Moscow the dilemma of how far to retaliate. The western élites do not fully believe the warnings from Moscow...
..An earlier than expected Ukraine implosion might become the staging for a U.S. pivot to the Taiwan ‘front’ – a contingency that already is being prepared.
  Why is Europe in mutiny?
  The mutiny has arisen because many in the West now see only too clearly that the western ruling structure is no liberal project per se, but rather is an avowedly illiberal mechanical ‘control system’ 
(managerial technocracy) – that fraudulently poses as liberalism...
..Europeans are versed in the narrative that history has bent to the long arc of liberalism (in the post-Cold War period). Yet that has proved illusory. The reality has been control, surveillance, censorship, technocracy, lockdowns and climate emergency. Illiberalism, even quasi totalitarianism...
..The ‘about-face’ came in the 1970s.
  In 1970, Zbig Brzezinski (who was to become National Security Adviser to President Carter) published a book entitled: Between Two Ages: America’s Role in the Technetronic Era. In it, Brzezinski argued:
   “The technetronic era involves the gradual appearance of a more controlled society. Such a society…dominated by an élite, unrestrained by traditional values…[and practicing] continuous surveillance over every citizen … [together with] manipulation of the behaviour and intellectual functioning of all people … [would become the new norm].”
  Elsewhere he argued that “the nation-state as a fundamental unit of man’s organised life has ceased to be the principal creative force: International banks and multinational corporations are acting and planning in terms that are far in advance of the political concepts of the nation-state” (business cosmopolitanism as the future).
​  David Rockefeller and the power brokers around him – together with his Bilderberg grouping – seized on Brzezinski’s insight to represent the third leg to ensuring that the 21st century would indeed be the ‘American Century’. The other two legs were control of oil resources and dollar hegemony.​..
​..The Trilateral Commission however, was the secretive heart to the matrix“When Carter took office in January 1976, his Cabinet was drawn almost entirely from the ranks of Rockefeller’s Trilateral Commission – to such an astonishing degree that some Washington insiders called it the ‘Rockefeller Presidency’”, Engdahl writes.
​  Craig Karpel, in 1977, also wrote:
​  “The presidency of the U.S. and the key cabinet departments of the federal government have been taken over by a private organization dedicated to the subordination of the domestic interests of the United States to the international interests of the multi-national banks and corporations. It would be unfair to say that the Trilateral Commission dominates the Carter Administration. The Trilateral Commission is the Carter Administration”.
​  “Every key U.S. Government foreign and economic policy post, since Carter, has been held by a Trilateral”, Engdahl writes. And so it continues...
..The Rockefeller Faustian bargain of the 1970s had one narrow segment of the American ruling cadre seceding from the American nation to occupy a separate reality in which they disassembled an organic economy to the benefit of the oligarchy, with ‘compensation’ coming only from their embrace of identity politics and the ‘just’ rotation of some diversity into corporate executive suites...
..For Europeans, this Faustian ‘arrangement’ degrades Humans down to identity units occupying the spaces between markets, rather than markets being the ancillary to an organic human-centred economy...
..Rockefeller’s technocratic illiberal cum identity paradigm leads only to the attenuation of social bonds; the atomisation of community; to the lack of metaphysical content and thus to an absence of existential purpose and meaning.
  Illiberalism is unfulfilling. It says: You don’t count. You don’t belong. Many Europeans evidently now get it...
..It is not likely – for now – that the Ruling Strata will compromise. Those who dominate tend to fear existentially: Either they keep dominating, or they lose all...
..So, consider the Israeli-Palestinian conflict. Leaders in the U.S. ruling strata comprise many zealous supporters of a Zionist Israel. As the International Order starts to crack, this segment of structural power in the U.S. is likely to be uncompromising too, fearing a zero-sum outcome...
​..Might the ‘Ruling Strata’ – desperate for a certain outcome – seek to fold (and try to conceal) the horrors of this west-Asian struggle within a wider geo-strategic war? One in which greater multitudes become displaced (thus dwarfing a regional horror)?​ 
[Israeli politicians already cast the current genocide in the retrospective light of WW-3.]​   https://strategic-culture.su/news/2024/06/14/european-mutiny-at-the-illiberal-order/

​  French Markets Stabilize After Le Pen Says She'll Work With Macron In Appeal To French Moderates
​  France's surprise political leader Marine Le Pen - who blew president Macron away in the European Parliament elections - assured that she would work with Macron should she prevail in national elections.
​  “I’m respectful of institutions, and I’m not calling for institutional chaos,” Le Pen told Le Figaro newspaper. “There will simply be cohabitation.”
​  Le Pen is reaching out to mainstream voters as she aims to cement a majority in the next parliament
, a result that would constitute an earthquake in European politics.​   
https://www.zerohedge.com/markets/french-markets-stabilize-after-le-pen-says-shell-work-macron-appeal-french-moderates

  ​Simplicius points out the very tight cage we are being chuted into. (Jump!)  Fogging the Episteme in the Quest for the unHoly Grail
​  We’ve become an extractive rentier economy where top transnational corps compete against each other in an exponential race to dominate the final resource of value: data—with us as consum​eable currency merely for exploitation. They will of course structure the digital paradigm in such a way as to make being “plugged into” their system as compulsory as possible in order to thrive, or even subsist, in society at all.​  https://darkfutura.substack.com/p/fogging-the-episteme-in-the-quest

​  Farage's Reform UK Party Overtakes Sunak's Conservatives: Poll
Europe's marked shift towards populism appears to be accelerating, as Nigel Farage’s Reform UK Party has surpassed Prime Minister Rishi Sunak's Conservatives in an opinion poll for the first time, signaling a potential shift in the British political landscape as the nation approaches the July 4 general election.​.. Reform UK now holds 19% of voter support, up two percentage points, while the Conservatives remain static at 18%. The opposition Labour Party continues to lead with 37% support.​   https://www.zerohedge.com/geopolitical/farages-reform-uk-party-overtakes-sunaks-conservatives-poll

​  MK Bhadrakumar,  Death of petrodollar is a Biden legacy 
  The expiration of the 1974 US-Saudi ‘oil-for-security’ deal has far-reaching implications. At the most obvious level, it highlights the shifting power dynamics in the oil market with the emergence of alternative energy sources (eg., renewables and natural gas) and new oil-producing countries (eg., Brazil and Canada) challenging the traditional dominance of West Asia. But this is more the optics of it.
​  Crucially, the petrodollar’s expiration could weaken the US dollar and, by extension, the US financial markets. If oil were to be priced in a currency other than the dollar, it could lead to a decline in global demand for the greenback, which, in turn, could result in higher inflation, higher interest rates, and a weaker bond market in the US.
​  Suffice to say, going forward we may expect a significant shift in global power dynamics with the growing influence of emerging economies...​   
https://www.indianpunchline.com/death-of-petrodollar-is-a-biden-legacy/

  Simplicius, ​ Petrodollar Dead? Rumors Swirl as Moneyed Powers Go All in for the Final Roll
  The big question is not where things will go, but how fast: their trajectory is nearly certain, it only remains to be seen how quickly the BRICS-adjacent countries can agree on mechanisms and muster the initiative to implement them into actual practice.
​  For decades the idea of abandoning the Dollar seemed ludicrous, particularly to smaller, less powerful nations who do not possess as much agency as a superpower like Russia. But now that Russia is showing them the way, pioneering the path forward and demonstrating there is nothing scary about breaking through that mental barrier of imposed colonial slavery and financial hegemony, we can expect the remainder of the world to quickly follow Russia’s lead...​ 
https://simplicius76.substack.com/p/petrodollar-dead-rumors-swirl-as

​  Gilbert Doctorow,  WION on the Ukrainian Peace Summit: Conclusions
​  A lot is being said even in our mainstream media about how the Summit fell short of expectations. Indeed, that is a virtually unavoidable conclusion given that only three of the ten points in Zelensky’s peace plan got approval of the gathering, and even the closing statement with this much reduced consensus was not signed by India, Mexico, the United Arab Emirates, Saudi Arabia and other consequential participants. The populations represented by those who did sign, and did not later cancel their signatures, as several did, came to well less than half of the world’s total.
​  Little is being said about how Russia views the outcome of the Summit and that is what I tried to address in the several minutes that I was given the microphone.
(start 3:20)​   https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=jJYzRFsR5dQ   https://gilbertdoctorow.com/2024/06/17/wion-on-the-ukrainian-peace-summit-conclusions/

Censored! Press TV discussion today of UNRWA’s report that 50,000 children across the Gaza strip are suffering from acute malnutrition
​  This morning’s 10 minute live on-air chat with the Press TV anchor in Teheran and with a scholar based in Morocco was dedicated to the latest report of the UN agency for Palestinian refugees describing the humanitarian situation in Gaza as catastrophic.
​  Regrettably Belgium appears to have banned dissemination of the Press TV website (again) and I am unable to view the video.​ 
(I watched it after being sternly warned.)​...
​..I find it understandable that Iran, Saudi Arabia, Egypt and other neighboring states do not by themselves take military action against Israel even in the very limited sense of ensuring that humanitarian aid reaches the Gazans in amounts to stave off famine. Each country individually would expose itself to devastating Israeli revenge attacks that would cost the lives of their citizens and cause great material damage. However, if there is a collective force, say, to open Haifa port to ships with aid or to open the land border crossings, that would be an entirely different matter. And for this I can think of no country better placed to play a leading role than Russia, which happens to have its own naval base and air base in Syria as well as other military assets in the region.
​  There are, of course, many open issues raised by this proposal, some of which were mentioned by my fellow panelist. However, he also noted that if European and NATO countries like Norway and Spain that have formally recognized the Palestinian state were to join the coalition, it would have still greater likelihood of success in the face of not only Israeli but also American opposition...
..What the Israeli government is doing is a tragedy not only for their victims but for themselves. They are desecrating the memory of the Holocaust dead and it will take more than one generation to live down these crimes against humanity.​  
https://gilbertdoctorow.substack.com/p/censored-press-tv-discussion-today

​Sorry, we can't stop the starvation or genocide right now:  Netanyahu Disbands War Cabinet Amid Deepening Rifts Over Gaza Strategy    https://www.zerohedge.com/geopolitical/netanyahu-disbands-war-cabinet-amid-deepening-rifts-over-gaza-strategy

The strategy is to draw the US into fighting Israel's ​World War-III Report: US Thinks Israel Is Rushing Into War With Hezbollah With No Clear Strategy​   https://news.antiwar.com/2024/06/13/report-us-thinks-israel-is-rushing-into-war-with-hezbollah-with-no-clear-strategy/

​(Serbian) Aleks @ Black Mountain analysis thinks 90% chance of no nuclear war this summer.  I'm less comfortable than that.  Nuclear War Ahead?  https://bmanalysis.substack.com/p/nuclear-war-ahead-i

  (Independent Congressional Candidate) Dennis Kucinich,  America Prepares for Global War and Restarts the Draft for 18-26 year olds
Greetings to Young Americans: You are Automatically Registered for the Draft Conscription without Representation? Where and WHY are we sending our Kids to War?​   https://denniskucinich.substack.com/p/america-prepares-for-global-war-and

Who must register for Selective Service​:
Almost all men who are 18-25 years old and live in the United States must register for Selective Service. This includes:
U.S. citizens (U.S. born, dual citizens, and naturalized)
U.S. citizens who live outside of the country
Immigrants (legal permanent residents and undocumented immigrants)
Refugees and asylum seekers
Transgender people who were assigned male gender at birth
People with disabilities​   
https://www.usa.gov/register-selective-service

Selective Service Act Amended To Require Registration of Women.​  https://petermcculloughmd.substack.com/p/selective-service-act-amended-to

​  I am SURELY NOT ADVISING DRAFT DODGING:  Penalties for Failing to Register
​  If required to register with Selective Service, failure to register is a felony punishable by a fine of up to $250,000 and/or 5 years imprisonment. Also, a person who knowingly counsels, aids, or abets another to fail to comply with the registration requirement is subject to the same penalties.​   https://www.sss.gov/register/benefits-and-penalties/

Military Draft Coming? House Passes Measure To Automatically Register Men For Selective Service​   https://www.zerohedge.com/military/military-draft-coming-house-passes-measure-automatically-register-men-selective-service

​  From March 17, 2024,  Yemen's Houthis Likely Received Russian Near-Hypersonic Naval Missiles
​  The investigation indicated the Houthis received Russian naval missiles, which have been used in the Red Sea battle to exhaust the U.S. and its allies. According to the investigations,  Syria obtained the Russian P-800 Oniks (Yakhont) missile in a 2011 purchase from Russia. In 2017, M-302 short-range ballistic missiles were smuggled from Syria to the Houthi group, which later called them Badr-1 and Badr-P. The missiles were used to target Yemeni government-controlled cities and the southern borders of Saudi Arabia.
 This type of missile is described as one of the best naval missiles in the world. It can be launched from a moving platform or from a small ship, and it is close to being hypersonic.
​  The investigation stated that the Houthi possession of this type e of missile would facilitate the precise targeting of American and British battleships,  causing enormous damage to aircraft carriers.​  
https://shebaintelligence.uk/yemens-houthis-likely-received-russian-near-hypersonic-naval-missiles

​  Putin names conditions for Ukraine peace talks​, Kiev must withdraw its troops from Russia’s new territories, the president has said.
​  “I stress: the entire territory of those regions as defined by their administrative borders at the time they joined Ukraine [in August 1991],” Putin stated.
​  “Our side will order a ceasefire and start negotiations the minute Kiev declares that it is prepared to take this decision and starts actual withdrawal of troops from those regions, and also formally informs us that it no longer plans to join NATO,” the Russian leader pledged.​..
..“We are counting on Kiev to take such a decision on withdrawal, neutral status, and dialogue with Russia, on which the future existence of Ukraine depends, independently based on the current realities and guided by the true interests of the Ukrainian people and not at Western orders,” Putin stated.
​  At this point, Moscow will not accept a frozen conflict, which would allow the US and its allies to rearm and rebuild the Ukrainian military, Putin claimed.​   
https://swentr.site/russia/599276-putin-names-conditions-peace-talks/

​  Aleks @ Black Mountain Analysis,  To Negotiate or Not to Negotiate
Let’s go through the reasons why I think the Russian proposal has been offered:
​  It was a public show to the world that Russia is ready to negotiate, especially to the BRICS countries. It is a show of goodwill, and the terms would be excellent if Ukraine were independent and not remote-controlled. Especially considering the current slaughter of the Ukrainian Army.
​  President Putin wanted to make his own proposal right before the Western conference to give everyone at the conference the certainty that the conference is futile since the conditions are dictated by the winners and not by drug addicts. Pardon… Western leaders...
​..Now comes the most important reason:
​  The main recipients of this speech were the Ukrainian people. They have started listening more carefully to President Putin than their own media. President Putin’s speech was broadly heard and listened to in Ukraine.
​  It aimed to outline in detail how the Ukrainian (Russian) people were betrayed by the West and their traitorous leaders right from the beginning. Moreover, it creates hope for the Ukrainians to end the mass deaths of their relatives if their government surrenders. That is what it is about; it is an ultimatum for an unconditional surrender, packed with some nice phrases.
​  The Ukrainian people need to know that the deaths of their relatives could end tomorrow if their government enters negotiationsThe “government,” of course, can’t since it is controlled by the West.​    
https://bmanalysis.substack.com/p/to-negotiate-or-not-i

​  Putin’s peace offer ‘not serious’ – Scholz
​  German Chancellor Olaf Scholz has dismissed Russian President Vladimir Putin’s new proposal to achieve a lasting peace between Moscow and Kiev, branding the overture a ploy to distract the global community from the Swiss-hosted Ukraine ‘peace summit.’​   https://swentr.site/news/599338-putin-ukraine-peace-not-serious-scholz/

​"Serious":  G7 demands $486 billion from Russia, Moscow owes billions of dollars in damages to Kiev, according to a joint statement by the Group of Seven nations   https://swentr.site/news/599304-russia-ukraine-conflict-g7/ 

​  ‘We must go after everything Russian’ – UK’s Cameron
The West must show Moscow that it stands “completely” behind Ukraine by sanctioning everything Russian, Britain’s foreign secretary David Cameron has said...
​  “We will show [Russian President Vladimir] Putin that we are completely behind Ukraine: we will chase the money and the oil, we will stop the gas, we will stop the ships, we will do everything we can to stop the Russian war machine and show Putin the folly of his actions,” Cameron told the Italian outlet.​  https://swentr.site/news/599324-cameron-russia-sanctions-everything/

​  Putin On G7 Seized Assets Plan: "Despite All The Trickery, Theft Is Still Theft"
​  After on Thursday Group of Seven leaders agreed at a summit in Italy to give Ukraine $50 billion utilizing interest from frozen Russian Central Bank assets, President Putin has addressed the move during a speech before his Ministry of Foreign Affairs.​   https://www.zerohedge.com/geopolitical/putin-g7-seized-assets-plan-despite-all-trickery-theft-still-theft

​  "Russia's Fault​" narrative for ​looming financial collapse:  G7 Countries Could Lose $83 Billion If Russia's Assets Confiscated​   https://sputnikglobe.com/20240615/g7-countries-could-lose-83-billion-if-russias-assets-confiscated-1118969001.html

​  A tale of two summits… elitist warmongering G7 and peacemaking multipolar BRICS
​  The G7 has become a caricature of power. The United States, Britain, France, Germany, Italy, Canada and Japan are seen as being ruled by self-serving extortionists, contributing little to global development. Their presumed superiority is untenable and looks ridiculous. The group represents a neocolonialist clique whose exploitation of finance and natural resources of other nations is an obscenity and shackle on the abundant potential for world development.
​  By contrast, the BRICS coalition of Brazil, Russia, India, China and South Africa plus a growing number of other nations, collectively known as the Global South, is a living harbinger of a more just and equitable international order. The multipolar world that the BRICS represent and advocate has become the practical roadmap for proper international development. It is based on cooperation, partnership, and mutual respect grounded in a genuine commitment to the principles of the United Nations Charter.
​  The BRICS summit this week held in the beautiful city of Nizhny Novgorod on the Volga River was a convening of foreign ministers. In October, the national leaders of the BRICS will gather in the Russian city of Kazan. The list of nations seeking to join the group has reached 50, representing every continent. In terms of combined economic power and population, the BRICS Plus has far surpassed the G7.​   
https://strategic-culture.su/news/2024/06/14/a-tale-of-two-summits-elitist-warmongering-g7-and-peacemaking-multipolar-brics/

  Western ​Global Finance desperately needs this vast collateral (h/t Lindsay Graham)  THE MINERAL RESOURCES OF UKRAINE
​  Ukraine is one of the leading countries of the world in a wide range of minerals. Although it covers only 0.4% of the Earth’s surface, contains about 5% of the world’s mineral resources. It ranks top-10 of the world for several raw materials (metallic and non-metallic) such as titanium, ball clays, Fe-Mn & Fe-Si-Mn alloys and gallium. Lithium, graphite or magnesium, among others, are also present in Ukraine.​   https://www.icog.es/TyT/index.php/2022/05/the-mineral-resources-of-ukraine/

​  Nashville Journalist Faces Jail Time Over Trans School Shooter Manifesto Leak
​  A public records case over a leaked manifesto belonging to Audrey Hale, a transgender individual who shot up the Covenant School in a Nashville suburb - killing three 9-year-old children and three adults, has spiraled into a contentious legal battle which could see a journalist tossed in jail if he doesn't reveal his source.​   https://www.zerohedge.com/political/nashville-journalist-faces-jail-time-over-trans-school-shooter-manifesto-leak

​  "Upcoming Report Will Expose Horrors" Of Biden's Lost 85,000 Migrant Children In America
"Fox and Friends Weekend" co-host Rachel Campos-Duffy asked Trump in an interview about the missing migrant children situation and what he would do if reelected.
​  "So in just this year, fiscal year 2024, there's been 74,000 unaccompanied children that have come across the border. In 2023, get this number, 137,275. You know, you've seen the images of these children … and the Joe Biden administration has lost 80,000 of them. No one can track, no one knows where they're at … Will you commit, will the Trump administration commit to finding these children, to finding them and returning them to their families? To their countries? Because many of them have been lost into sex trafficking. It's heartbreaking. Will you commit to that?" Campos-Duffy asked the former president.
​  Trump responded:
"Yeah, I would do that. Sure, adding, "I haven't been asked that question, but the answer is yes. It's a simple answer. Many of them are dead. They have done such a bad job."​  ​ 
https://www.zerohedge.com/political/upcoming-report-will-expose-horrors-bidens-lost-85000-migrant-children-america 

  ​Meryl Nass MD,  Hanging chads and the 2002 "Help America Vote Act" were designed bring in electronic machines to hack all future elections
The hacking was so obvious this past week even the mainstream media reported on it​:
​  SAN JUAN, Puerto Rico (AP) — Puerto Rico’s elections commission said Tuesday that it’s reviewing its contract with a U.S. electronic voting company after hundreds of discrepancies were discovered following the island’s heated primaries.
​  The problem stemmed from a software issue that caused machines supplied by Dominion Voting Systems to incorrectly calculate vote totals, said Jessika Padilla Rivera, the commission’s interim president.
​  While no one is contesting the results from the June 2 primary that correctly identify the winners, machine-reported vote counts were lower than the paper ones in some cases, and some machines reversed certain totals or reported zero votes for some candidates.​   
https://merylnass.substack.com/p/hanging-chads-and-the-2002-help-america

​  Musk Says "Eliminate Electronic Voting Machines" After Dominion's Puerto Rican Imbroglio​  ("small" risk, but keeps happening?)
"The risk of being hacked by humans or AI, while small, is still too high."​  Musk was responding to the recent news that Puerto Rico is 'reviewing' their contract with Dominion Voting Systems after a 'software issue' caused machines supplied by the company to miscalculate vote totals, according to the country's elections commission.​   https://www.zerohedge.com/political/musk-says-eliminate-electronic-voting-machines-after-dominions-puerto-rican-imbroglio

​Meryl Nass MD (but it's not happening yet), Breaking News: FEC Rules in Favor of Kennedy. He Must Be Allowed in the CNN Debate
CNN made their standard clear for those who would be invited to debate. Only Kennedy met the standard.​   https://merylnass.substack.com/p/breaking-news-fec-rules-in-favor

Biden-Trump debate rules revealed​, In a departure from previous debates, CNN will mute each candidate while the other speak​   https://swentr.site/news/599382-trump-biden-debate-rules/

"Embarrassing", G7 Dignitaries Say Biden Was “Losing Focus”; “Worst He’s Ever Been”   https://modernity.news/2024/06/16/g7-dignitaries-say-biden-was-losing-focus-worst-hes-ever-been/

​  AI is Digital Control, You’ve Been Warned – Catherine Austin Fitts
​  Catherine Austin Fitts (CAF), Publisher of The Solari Report, financial expert and former Assistant Secretary of Housing (Bush 41 Admin.) is sounding the alarm about Artificial Intelligence (AI) and how it will impact your world in very negative ways.  It’s all in a new report called “The AI Revolution: The Final Coup d’Etat.”  CAF explains, “This is a very serious look at Artificial Intelligence and how it’s going to be used to implement control. . . . This past week, there was this huge open board meeting at OpenAI.  There were board members put there to make sure OpenAI and its products were in alignment with the best interests of the human race.  Some of them got booted out. Now, we see the former head of the NSA (National Security Agency) get put on the board.  I just realized it today, and I had not realized it before.  Edward Snowden just tweeted out and said you should never use any of these products, which include ChatGBT.  Snowden also said, ‘You have to understand where this is going.  You have been warned.’
​  “The AI Revolution” also warns that AI “. . . will alter the prospects for a free society, even free will. . . and . . . attempt to seed the idea human-only decision-making will become a rarity and, in time, cease to exist.”
​  Don’t think sophisticated AI is some idea that is far into the future.  AI is here now, and CAF points out, “I just see more and more companies using this type of technology to institute financial fraud and make money from financial fraud in their pricing. . . . You also have thousands of companies to track you for their benefit. . . . It is trying to extract data from you to accomplish whatever its goal is. . . . It’s like a swarm of invisible locusts that are all trying to surveil and track, and none of them are trying to optimize your life and give you a free and inspired life.  They are just trying to get their piece.”
​  AI will also be used to ignore and break all laws.  After all, it’s robotic and can’t be held accountable.  CAF says, “By removing moral obligations and legal and obedient respect for laws, the speed at which you can do evil is extraordinary.​.."   https://usawatchdog.com/ai-is-digital-control-youve-been-warned-catherine-austin-fitts/

​  Number of Children Who Died After COVID Shots Much Higher Than VAERS Reports Indicate, Analyst Says
​  Many VAERS reports list “age unknown” for people who were injured or died following a COVID-19 vaccine. VAERS analyst Albert Benavides said a closer look at the report summaries often reveals the victim’s age — yet VAERS doesn’t update the reports to reflect this.
​  VAERS data as of May 31 lists 197 child deaths following COVID-19 vaccination.
However, Benavides told The Defender, “There are approximately 418 properly documented deaths in children below age 18. There are an additional approximate 120 kid deaths where the summary narrative states ‘child, infant, neonate, baby.’”
​  Benavides identified these “unknown age” reports using an algorithm and “manual intervention.”​  Benavides said his findings indicate “the current total is about 538” child deaths.​   
https://childrenshealthdefense.org/defender/children-died-covid-shots-much-higher-vaers-reports-indicate/

​  Celia Farber,  Denial Breaks Down, As Swedish Media Run Front Page Stories Of Two Deaths Caused By Moderna Shots—One—A 13 Year Old Boy—Referred By Medical Prosecutor As Involuntary Manslaughter​, Swedish Media Suddenly Openly Reporting Vaccine Deaths As A Reality—Even Calling One Manslaughter; The Other One Was Compensated For 30,000 Kronor—What Could Be Happening?   https://celiafarber.substack.com/p/denial-breaks-down-as-swedish-media

​  Fauci’s Agency Hid Plans to Create Highly Transmissible Mpox Virus From Congress, Media​  (The Pox previously known as "monkey")
The National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases, under Dr. Anthony Fauci’s leadership, concealed an mpox gain-of-function project from the House Committee on Energy and Commerce, according to a 73-page report released Tuesday by the committee.​   
https://childrenshealthdefense.org/defender/fauci-agency-hid-plans-mpox-virus-congress-media-rtk/

​  Meryl Nass MD, US gov't (USDA) is testing mRNA vaccines in cows starting now--to protect them from bird fluDo you want mRNA or the proteins it induces in your milk or meat?   https://merylnass.substack.com/p/us-govt-usda-is-testing-mrna-vaccines

​  Clauser’s Case: GHG Science Wrong, Clouds the Climate Thermostat,  Ron Clutz
​  This post provides a synopsis of Dr. John Clauser’s Clintel presentation last May.  Below are the texts from his slides gathered into an easily readable format. The two principal takeways are (in my words):
A.  IPCC’s Green House Gas Science is Flawed and Untrustworthy
B.  Clouds are the Thermostat for Earth’s Climate, Not GHGs.​   
https://rclutz.com/2024/06/11/clausers-case-ghg-science-wrong-clouds-the-climate-thermostat/

​Starting in at 5:22, the recurring global catastrophe.  Safe Zones, Animal Anomalies, Primary Risks | Advanced Catastrophism  https://youtu.be/TVP7XZQwxT4?t=319

Not Paying Tribute (pictured pulling dry garlic)


Friday, June 14, 2024

The Fundamental Reason

 Following the Creation of Money,


  Alex Krainer (Do look at the other good parts. I just stole the end),  It’s always about the collateral
  The relationship is deliberately obscured, so we must resort to dot-connecting
, but consider this "dot": in 2016, the Chilcot Inquiry into the British role in the Iraq war revealed, among other things, that six months after the 2003 invasion of Iraq, a consortium of Western banks led by JP Morgan extended a $2.5 billion loan to "help" Iraq's economic recovery...

​..Not so long ago, Graham was giddy about the Ukraine war and thought that funding it was "the best money we ever spent." At the time he was gloating that "the Russians are dying," but in this last interview he mentioned the $10 to $12 trillion in critical minerals three times in under a minute. He doesn’t want Russia or China to have them and somehow he feels that it is up to him, most probably his donors.
​  Most importantly, Graham confirms the ultimate reason for war and unwittingly points the finger at the interest groups that are behind it. Wars are about resource wealth (duh!), and there is only one interest group who must secure access to that wealth by the force of arms: the international banking cartel. Their means and their opportunity may be more difficult to establish (though not that difficult), but their motive is crystal clear. Resources like Graham's "critical minerals," represent the high quality collateral against which banks can issue loans.​..
​..With regards to the 2003 Iraqi loan​ (backed by future oil revenues), it might have been only a coincidence that JPMorgan was also one of the biggest financial backers of the Bush/Cheney 2000 election campaign. At that time, nobody could have predicted that in 2001 we'd witness the 9/11 terror attacks which helped justify the subsequent invasions of Afghanistan and Iraq and the attempted capture of their resources. Nobody saw Condoleeza Rice’s “birth pangs of the new Middle East” coming. Most likely however, the whole toxic brew was well in the works long before the events began to take place.
​  Incidentally, that same JP Morgan also richly rewarded Sir Tony Blair for his own inestimable contribution to making the 2003 Iraq invasion possible: after the end of his term as Britain's Prime Minister, JP Morgan hired him as an advisor on a $5 million/year contract.
​  For coincidence theorists, none of this should be too troubling since they know that our forces only go abroad to defend democracy, freedom and human rights, especially for women and girls. Of course, they are also there to fight the terrorists: we fight them over there so we don't have to fight them over here. And you, dear reader, you are either with us or you are against us. At any rate, remember that we've always been at war with Eurasia.​   https://alexkrainer.substack.com/p/the-vicky-pollard-administration

​Who is really "backing" this "collateral"?  G7 Leaders To Use Frozen Russian Assets To Back Next Tranche Of Ukraine Aid  https://www.zerohedge.com/political/g7-leaders-use-frozen-russian-assets-back-next-tranche-ukraine-aid

​  Alastair Crooke, Israel and the Misjudgement of Reality
​  The core tension within the Western-Israeli calculus is that the U.S. and the EU are moving in one direction – back to the failed Oslo approach – whilst polling underscores Jewish electors firmly marching in the other direction.
​  A recent survey conducted by the Jerusalem Centre for Public Affairs shows that since 7 October, 79% of all Jewish respondents oppose the establishment of a Palestinian State on 1967 lines (68% were opposed prior to 7 Oct); 74% are opposed even in exchange for normalisation with Saudi Arabia. And reflective of the internal Israeli divide, “only 24% of left-wing voters support a [Palestinian] State without conditions”.
​  In short, as the western institutional leadership clings to the shrinking Israeli secular liberal Left, Israelis as whole (including the young) are moving hard Right. A recent Pew poll shows that 73% of the Israeli public support the military response in Gaza – albeit a third of Israelis complained it had not gone far enough. A plurality of Israelis think Israel should govern the Gaza Strip. And Netanyahu, in the aftermath of the ICC arrest threat, is overtaking Gantz (leader of the National Union) in approval ratings.
​  It seems that the ‘western consensus’ prefers not to notice these uncomfortable dynamics.​  
https://strategic-culture.su/news/2024/06/10/israel-and-misjudgement-of-reality/

Sacrificing hundreds of innocents in Nuseirat to save others unacceptable, Lavrov says​  ​ https://tass.com/politics/1802249 

Simplicius with news of war in Ukraine and Russian missiles in Cuba:  Roundup of Hottest Developments​  https://simplicius76.substack.com/p/sitrep-61124-roundup-of-hottest-developments

​Andrew Korybko asks, "what if a stored Ukrainian F-16 takes off from Poland and attacks 'old Russia'?"  
Kiev’s Plan To Store F-16s In NATO States Raises The Risk Of World War III​  https://korybko.substack.com/p/kievs-plan-to-store-f-16s-in-nato

​  (Must be in WW-3 before November!)  Biden, Zelensky To Sign 10-Year 'Arm & Train' Defense Deal at G7​  
​  As they meet on the sidelines of the Group of Seven summit in Italy, President Biden and Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelensky are planning to sign a deal for long-term US military assistance for Ukraine.
​  The deal commits Washington to ten years of arming and training the Ukrainian military, and which bolsters the military-industrial complex toward producing more of its own needs for the nation's armed forces. However, given the pledge is an "executive agreement" and not a formal treaty, it can be undone by future American administrations.​   
https://www.zerohedge.com/geopolitical/biden-zelensky-sign-10-year-arm-train-military-deal-g7

​  BRICS foreign ministers condemn US' protectionism in trade — Lavrov
"All the delegations spoke in favor of reforming the existing systems of global governance with a focus on giving the countries of the global South a bigger voice," the Russian top diplomat said​  
https://tass.com/politics/1802245

​  Mish Shedlock, Russia to Export Coal to India Via Iran. It’s a 4 Alarm Bells Fire
​  Russia has announced plans to export coal to India using Iran’s railways. This announcement was made during the BRICS transport ministers’ meeting at the 27th St. Petersburg International Economic Forum (SPIEF)...
​..Biden will have concerns about Russia, Iran, the environment, and the fact that an ally effectively told the US to go to hell.​  The ability of the US to tell the world what to do is ending. In may places, that ability has already ended.​  
https://mishtalk.com/economics/russia-to-export-coal-to-india-via-iran-its-a-4-alarm-bells-fire/

​  Lavrov accuses West of ignoring UN Charter
​  The West’s actions often run counter to the principles of the United Nations Charter, Russian Foreign Minister Sergey Lavrov said.​.. According to Lavrov, BRICS nations have similar approaches to issues of reforming the system of multilateral institutions, including the UN and its Security Council, as well as on the post-pandemic recovery of the global economy, and the goals of sustainable development approved by the UN General Assembly.​  https://tass.com/politics/1802229

​  Thanks Eleni in Athens.  Fyodor Lukyanov: Here’s what the results of the European Parliament elections tell us​ , MEPs don’t call the shots, so any real change in the bloc will emerge from domestic upheavals
​  The main conclusion is that in the two largest EU countries – France and Germany – the ruling forces no longer enjoy popular support. Macron decided not to delay but to try to reverse the trend immediately, by calling elections with a three-week campaign. Berlin’s right-wing opposition – the CDU/CSU – also called for new elections, but this is highly unlikely.
​  Macron is taking a risk, but he is counting on the fact that citizens tend to vote differently in European than in national elections. In the first case, voting is an opportunity to express dissatisfaction with the authorities without risking anything, because the daily life of a European does not depend on what deputies in Brussels and Strasbourg do.
​  The second is to elect those who will form the government and on whom, therefore, their pockets depend. In national elections, it’s the managerial experience of the candidates that counts, and so-called populists usually don’t have these skills. As a result, the outcome of national elections is usually more favorable to the mainstreamThis was the case under normal and stable conditions, but now we can only dream of those.
​  Macron put the Ukrainian issue at the center of his campaign for the European Parliament (to the point of promising direct intervention in the fighting). This didn’t mobilize voters. In Germany, the subject also played an important role, although it wasn’t central. The CDU, which was very successful, is even more pro-Ukrainian than the Social Democrats. However, the success of the Alternative for Germany and Sarah Wagenknecht’s new party shows that this line also has its opponents – both forces oppose arming Ukraine.​   https://www.rt.com/news/599154-european-parliament-elections-results-fl/

​  (More colorfully) Pepe Escobar, The Summer of Living Dangerously
​  So Le Petit Roi in Paris was predictably crushed in the European polls. He has called parliamentary snap elections, dissolving the Assemblée Nationale in an act of blind, puerile revenge on French citizens, de facto attacking French institutional democracy.
​  That doesn’t mean much anyway, because the lineaments of “liberty, equality, fraternity” have long been usurped by a crass oligarchy.
​  The second round of these fresh French elections will be on July 7 – nearly coinciding with the British snap elections on July 11, and only a few days before the slow-burning urban catastrophe which will be the Olympics in Paris.
​  Paris salons are ablaze with intrigue on why the little Rothschild stooge with a Napoleon complex is throwing all his toys out of the pram now because he’s not getting what he wants.
​  After all what he really craves is to become a “War President” – together with the Cadaver in the White House, Starmer in the UK, Rutte in the Netherlands, the Toxic Medusa von der Lugen in Brussels, Tusk in Poland, without having to answer to the French people.​..

..Bigger things though are in play. Following the – auspicious – game-changing messages to the Global Majority coming out of the St. Petersburg forum last week, anchored on openness and inclusiveness, the BRICS 10 meeting of Foreign Ministers in Nizhny Novgorod carried the baton early this week.
​  Foreign Minister Lavrov stressed three key points:
“The countries of the Global South no longer want to be dependent on the double standards of the West and its whims.”
​  “Everyone knows that the BRICS countries already serve as the locomotive of the world economy.”
“We [at the BRICS FMs meeting] stressed the need for consistent efforts to create a new world order, where the equality of independent states will be the key.”

​  Now compare it with the shrinking G7 meeting later this week in Puglia in southern Italy: the same old song, from a “tough new warning” to Chinese banks (“Don’t do business with Russia or else!”) to vociferous threats against the China-Russia strategic partnership.
​  And last but not least, extra plotting to skim interest from the massive, frozen/stolen Russian assets with the intent of sending them to country 404; the Toxic Medusa itself announced that country 404 will receive €1.5 billion of the income from stolen Russian assets from the EU in July, 90% of it to buy weapons.​..
..By several metrics, Europe is about to implode/explode not with a bang but an agonizing whimper anytime within the next few months. It’s crucial to remember that the snap elections in France and Britain will also coincide with the NATO summit on July 11 – where Russophobia-fueled warmongering will reach paroxysm.
​  Among possible scenarios, some kind of false flag to be squarely blamed on Russia should be expected. It could be a Franz Ferdinand moment; a Gulf of Tonkin moment; or even a USS Maine before the American-Spanish war moment.
​  The fact remains that the only way these “leaders” across NATOstan plus their lowly MI6 agent in a green sweaty T-shirt in Kiev will survive is by manufacturing a casus belli.
If indeed that happens, a date can be advanced: between the second week of July and the end of August; and certainly no later than the second week of September.
October will be too late: too close to the U.S. elections.​..
..President Putin, before and during the St. Petersburg forum, elaborated on how “symmetric” Moscow’s response will be to attacks by Kiev using NATOstan missiles – already ongoing.
​  There are three NATOstan members which are supplying missiles with a range of 350 km and more: U.S., UK and France.
So a “symmetric” response would imply Russia providing Global South nations with advanced weaponry – capable of causing serious damage to nodes of the Empire of Bases.
​  And here are the top candidates to receive these weapons – as extensively debated not only on Russian TV channels but also in the St. Petersburg forum corridors.
West Asia: Iran (which already has them); Syria (badly needs them); Yemen; Iraq (would be very helpful to Hashd al-Shaabi) and Libya.
​  Central, Northeast, Southeast Asia: AfghanistanMyanmar (these two were present in St. Petersburg) and North Korea.
Latin America: CubaVenezuela and Nicaragua (just look at the current Russian foray in the Caribbean).
​  Africa: Central African RepublicCongoEthiopiaSomaliaSouthern Sudan and Zimbabwe (just look at Lavrov’s recent African tour).​..
..And that brings us the jolly matter of a Russian naval force hangin’ out in the Caribbean, headed by the hypersonic missile-armed frigate Admiral Gorshkov and the Kazan nuclear submarine...
..Well, this naval force is obviously not there to launch WWIIIMartyanov explains that “while both can strike all of the Eastern seaboard of the U.S. and Canada, they are there not for that reason. God forbid if it comes to real WWIII there are plenty of Bulavas, Avangards, Sarmats and Yarses to deal with this horrifying business. No, both Gorshkov and Kazan are there to show that they can reach any combat ship or strategic sea lift vessel carrying any military combat set from North America to Europe in case of some nutjob deciding to try to survive a conventional war with Russia in 404.”
​  What’s even more intriguing is that after spending time in Havana, the naval force will remain in the Caribbean for a series of exercises – and will be joined by other Russian Navy vesselsThey will remain in these waters until the end of The Summer of Living Dangerously. Just in case some nutjob has fancy ideas.​   https://strategic-culture.su/news/2024/06/12/the-summer-of-living-dangerously/

"Pelosi SHOULD Take Responsibility!" J6 Capitol Police Chief Says Speaker's Staff Blocked Additional Security​  https://www.zerohedge.com/political/pelosi-should-take-responsibility-j6-capitol-police-chief-says-speakers-staff-blocked

AG Merrick Garland found in contempt of Congress for withholding evidence despite subpoena. Apparently there are concerns that a transcript re Biden was altered​  https://merylnass.substack.com/p/ag-merrick-garland-found-in-contempt

​  (Team player) Merrick Garland Ignores Contempt Vote Over Biden 'Dementia' Tapes
​  "Today’s vote disregards the constitutional separation of powers, the Justice Department’s need to protect its investigations, and the substantial amount of information we have provided to the Committees," wrote Garland following the vote which made him the third attorney general in US history and fourth sitting cabinet member to be held in contempt of Congress.​   https://www.zerohedge.com/political/merrick-garland-thinks-hes-judge-dredd-ignores-contempt-vote-over-biden-dementia-tapes

  ("Lies, damned lies and ...")  Powell Admits The Biden Admin Is "Overstating" Jobs
​  While the Establishment Survey did indeed report that 272K "jobs" were added, this number also included multiple job holders; stripping those out, we get that the actual number of "employed" workers plunged by 408K... which is also why the unemployment rate actually went up to 4.0% for the first time in over three years, despite this marvelous "increase" in payrolls. More importantly, it means that gap between the always upward sloping (and market moving) Establishment Survey - which counts the number of payrolls - and the flatlined Household Survey - which counts the number of actually employed workers - which hasn't made a new high since late 2023 and is back to where it was last summer, is now a stunning 9 million, the biggest on record.​  https://www.zerohedge.com/markets/fed-chair-powell-admits-biden-admin-overstating-jobs

​  Meryl Nass MD,  Robert Fico attempted assassination timeline, May 10-June 5, 2024
May 10, 2024—Slovakia refuses pandemic treaty and IHR amendments despite a meeting with Tedros to convince Slovakia otherwise​...
May 15, 2024—Slovakian PM Fico shot at very close range by multiple bullets by a former security guard and writer​...
May 16, 2024—The Atlantic Council just one day later tells us five things we need to know about the attempted assassination, attempting to gain quick control of the narrative...​  Showing no sympathy to the victim, who was at that time on death’s door, the Atlantic Council worries how the shooting will be used by Fico’s party to quell opposition. They also spin the shooting as due to “hate politics” (lone nut) rather than a political hit​...
June 5, 2024—Mr. Fico posted a pre-recorded speech and said it would be a “minor miracle” but he hopes to be back at work in about a month. He was able to leave the hospital on May 30 and is receiving outpatient treatment.​.. Mr. Fico said that “an activist of the Slovak opposition” had attempted to assassinate him because of his political views, describing the gunman as “a messenger of evil and political hatred.” Opposition parties have denied any connection to the shooting.​  “I have no reason to believe this was an attack by a lone madman,” he said.​   https://merylnass.substack.com/p/robert-fico-attempted-assassination

​  The Destruction of Julian Assange, Jacob G. Hornberger​  
​  Last month, a British court gave Julian Assange permission to continue opposing the U.S. government’s attempts to extradite him to the United States to stand trial for violating the World War I Espionage Act. In truth, what U.S. officials are really targeting him for is that Assange, as head of WikiLeaks, had the audacity to reveal war crimes and other dark-side activities of the U.S. national-security state...
..Keep in mind that the Assange prosecution has much more to it than just inflicting harm on Assange. U.S. officials know that they have to send everyone else a message: “The secrecy surrounding our war crimes and dark-side actives is sacrosanct. Don’t ever even think of doing what Assange did. If you do, we will do to you what we have done to him. We will finish you. Even if you are ultimately acquitted, you will be an utterly destroyed individual at the end of the process.”
​  Thus, U.S. officials couldn’t care less about Assange’s latest judicial “victory.” They know that British officials will keep him rotting in their jail system until his appeals are finally resolved, if ever. Ideally, from the perspective of U.S. officials, Assange will die during the pendency of his forever appeals, in which case the destruction of his life and his subsequent death in prison will have served its purpose with its message to everyone else: “Don’t ever mess with us or we will do to you what we did to Assange.”​  
https://www.lewrockwell.com/2024/06/jacob-hornberger/the-destruction-of-julian-assange/

​  The Ethical Skeptic, a Systems Analyst by specialty, explains his analysis of data in detail and at length, how he avoided data=processing pitfalls, which attract many paid analysts with a specific point their patrons need delivered. Here is where he arrived:
​  USA Full Covid-19 Mortality Accountability – 1,256,200 Manmade US Deaths
​  The chart below shows the total impact of our poor decision making as a society, in terms of total mortality, and compares that mortality to the various wars and conflicts our nation has suffered. Of key note inside this death tally are the 688,600 deaths inside the Vaccine/Sudden/Long Covid tally. 95% of this metric resulted from the impact of the mRNA vaccine itself, with the remaining 5% attributable to primarily Long Covid.
​  Speaking with an actuary (40 years experience) at one of the largest insurance companies in the world saying the Mortality Statistics are being dramatically underreported and the actual numbers could be 10 times higher. The number of deaths by drug overdoses, suicides, homicides, traffic accidents, aggressive cancers (including colon cancers as young as 15), blood clots, myocarditis, enlarged hearts, strokes have dramatically increased since 2022.



​Walter M. Chesnut, Confirmation of My 2021 Hypothesis that the Spike Protein Induces Accelerated Aging
A paper published June 9th confirms the findings. This is an incredible danger of repeated exposure to the Spike Protein.​   https://wmcresearch.substack.com/p/confirmation-of-my-2021-hypothesis-e61

​  It seems that suicide rate goes up by 8-9 times after gender-reassignment surgery in teens.  Gender Confusion in the young appears to have a lot of overlap with Autistic Spectrum Disorders. It's different in midlife.  Doctors, Medical Groups Call For Focus On Mental Health In Gender-Confused Children   https://www.zerohedge.com/medical/doctors-medical-groups-call-focus-mental-health-gender-confused-children

Trying to Figure It Out (picturing almost 4 month old grandson)




Tuesday, June 11, 2024

Preparing To Jump

 Poised,


​  Israel’s response to 7 Oct ‘does not resemble war, but genocide’: Putin
Russia has sought an end to Israel's war on the people of Gaza through diplomatic means at the UN Security Council but has been blocked by multiple US vetoes. 
“Israel’s response to the Hamas attack does not resemble a war, but rather a genocide of the people of Gaza.”  https://thecradle.co/articles/israels-response-to-7-oct-does-not-resemble-war-but-genocide-putin

  Israel kills over 200 Palestinians to return 4 captives; U.S. allegedly involved in operation
At least 210 Palestinians were killed and 400 others were injured in the central Gaza Strip on Sunday after Israeli forces carried out a "rescue operation" to retrieve four captives. Reports of U.S. involvement in the operation have sparked backlash.  https://mondoweiss.net/2024/06/israel-kills-over-200-palestinians-to-rescue-4-captives-u-s-allegedly-involved-in-operation/

  US Admits Role In Israeli Rescue Operation That Killed Over 200 Palestinians
  On Sunday, Hamas' armed wing is claiming that three Israeli hostages killed, including a US citizen (dual national), during the Israel rescue raid in Gaza. Hamas also says the whole operation resulted in a civilian massacre of the area, and especially in a refugee camp. One eyewitness account is as follows:
  "The occupation has annihilated the Nuseirat refugee camp. Innocent and unarmed civilian were bombed in their homes. I've never seen anything like this. It's a catastrophe," local resident Nidal Abdo told Middle East Eye.
  "I came from the camp to here in the hospital on foot. I can't describe how we fled. I saw dead children and body parts strewn all over as we fled. No one was able to assist them. I saw an elderly man killed on a animal-drawn cart."
  "Nuseirat was being annihilated. It was hell."  
https://www.zerohedge.com/geopolitical/us-admits-role-israeli-rescue-operation-reportedly-killed-over-200-palestinians

  Supporting genocide to halt multipolarity   Pepe Escobar
The Hegemon is calculating for a World War to halt multipolarity. It supports Israel’s Gaza genocide as a necessary evil to win hard in West Asia, figuring who’s going to care once the war goes global?  
https://thecradle.co/articles/supporting-genocide-to-halt-multipolarity

​  US Mulls Separate Deal With Hamas To Free 5 American Citizens​  [Watershed moment? We shall see.]
​  Hamas on Tuesday announced that it accepts the UN Security Council's Gaza ceasefire resolution which was passed Monday after it was proposed by the United States. US Secretary of State Antony Blinken, who is traveling in the region this week, has called the development a "hopeful sign".
​  Senior Hamas official Sami Abu Zuhri told Reuters that the group is ready to negotiate over the details, but that it is Washington's responsibility to ensure Israel abides by it.​   
https://www.zerohedge.com/geopolitical/us-mulls-separate-deal-hamas-free-5-american-citizens

  Biden to Offer Saudi Arabia Treaty In Exchange for Official Ties with Israel
  The White House is prepared to roll out a plan that will make Saudi Arabia a Japan-style ally in exchange for new official ties between Riyadh and Tel Aviv. While the Biden administration has invested substantial effort to get the deal inked, it is likely dead on arrival because Saudi Arabia refuses to normalize with Israel unless Tel Aviv agrees to the creation of a Palestinian state.  https://libertarianinstitute.org/news/biden-to-offer-saudi-arabia-treaty-in-exchange-for-official-ties-with-israel/ 

  I cannot find any new information on the nuclear aircraft carrier USS Eisenhower, presumably in the northern Red Sea, near Saudi Arabia and Israel. The last word I saw was that communications were not permitted with crew members, due to "operational-security". If you know anything new/different, please share.
New Images Reveal Houthi Missile Damage To Oaktree's Previously-Owned Bulk Carrier


  Ukraine is a ‘gold mine’ – US senator
Allowing a Russian victory in the conflict would deprive America of access to vast mineral resources, Lindsey Graham says  
https://swentr.site/news/599068-ukraine-gold-mine-us/

  Simplicius has an update on the war in Ukraine, thorough as usual. 10,000 Ukrainians have used the special radio frequency hotline to surrender to Russia, as the street kidnapping conscriptions continue. "I have a young child unattended at home!" If you scroll down to the anxiously smiling face of a young Ukrainian woman, you can watch the 3 minute video of her describing how she was treated by the Ukrainian government when her fiance surrendered, and his side of the tale is spliced in, then their meeting, to start their new life in Moscow, courtesy of the Russian government.
  Putin gives first official idea of Russian losses since start of SMO, + more from the SPIEF  https://simplicius76.substack.com/p/putin-gives-first-official-idea-of?utm_source=substack&utm_medium=email#media-0a6b5935-cb9a-4ac5-ae7d-cc9059962ae8

  Gilbert Doctorow, Russia’s ‘News of the Week’ explains Putin on the ‘asymmetric response’ to Western missiles fired from Ukraine
  It bears mention first of all that the terminology Kiselyov used shows that someone in the Kremlin did a logic check: Russia’s response will be the same as Putin described however vaguely, but it is now called, very correctly “symmetric.”  Indeed, if we reserve the right to do to you what you are doing to us, we are acting symmetrically.
  Following his reminder to the audience that he has no “insider” knowledge of the specifics of Russia’s planned retaliation, he spelled out in some detail what this might be.  To be specific, against whom the retaliation would be directed and which “enemies of our enemy” around the globe might Russia be arming in response.  
[Yemen?]
  The countries to be punished will be those that are supplying Ukraine with long range missiles, meaning those with a range of 350 km and more. There are three such countries: the United States, France and the United Kingdom.
  Elsewhere in the news program we were told that the most recent devastating and deadly attacks on Donetsk city were made using American ATACMS missiles, which fall into the category under discussion. The targets were residential apartment buildings, not ammunition dumps or other military targets that Messrs. Blinken and Biden would have the world believe. Obviously, this was target-practice for what the Ukrainians, with American help, may soon try to do in the Russian Federation proper.
  For their retaliation, what will the Russians go after?  Kiselyov spelled it out:  the 300,000 or more American soldiers and officers on the 900 military bases that the U.S. maintains around the world.
  And which countries that are in confrontation with the United States could be the recipients of Russian advanced arms? Kiselyov spelled it out region by region.
In the Middle East, this would be Syria, Iran, Yemen, Iraq and Libya.  In Asia – Afghanistan, North Korea and Myanmar. In Latin America – Cuba, Venezuela and Nicaragua.  In Africa – the Central African Republic, the Congo, Ethiopia, Somalia, Southern Sudan and Zimbabwe
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  Kiselyov did not miss the opportunity to mention the dispatch this week of a Russian naval force to the Caribbean headed by the hypersonic missile armed frigate Admiral Gorshkov and a nuclear submarine. He explained that after calling upon Havana, the ships would remain in the Caribbean basin for exercises that other ships from the Russian navy would be joining, and that even after that they will be staying in these waters until the end of summer.  This news contradicts the assumptions that the U.S. Department of Defense set out to Reuters a day ago. No one is saying whether the Gorshkov’s missiles are nuclear tipped.   
https://gilbertdoctorow.com/2024/06/09/russias-news-of-the-week-explains-putin-on-the-asymmetric-response-to-western-missiles-fired-from-ukraine/

  Gilbert Doctorow,  Cuban Missile Crisis 2.0
  Russia is dispatching the Admiral Gorshkov warship and task force to the Caribbean for exercises. The Gorshkov is not just any ship in the Russian fleet. It has been fitted with the latest Zircon nuclear capable hypersonic missiles. I imagine that from waters near Cuba its missiles could reach Washington, D.C. in five or ten minutes.
  This looks as though the Kremlin is deliberately setting up a Cuban Missile Crisis 2.0, but basing its missiles in ships operating freely in international waters as is their right.
  Apparently, the Biden administration has responded with feigned nonchalance to this development, saying that Russian exercises in the Caribbean are an innocent affair that take place periodically.  
https://gilbertdoctorow.com/2024/06/07/cuban-missile-crisis-2-0/

  MEXICO CITY, June 6 – RIA Novosti. A detachment of four ships of the Russian Navy will arrive on an official visit to the port of Havana on June 12, the Cuban Ministry of Foreign Affairs announced. “In the period from June 12 to 17, 2024, a detachment of the Russian Navy consisting of four ships will pay an official visit to the port of Havana: the frigate Gorshkov, the nuclear submarine Kazan, the oil tanker Pashin and the rescue tug Nikolai Chiker.” , says a communiqué on the department’s website. In Havana, they noted that the arrival of the Russian ships is in line with friendly relations between Cuba and Russia, and also strictly complies with international rules. They emphasized that none of the ships carry nuclear weapons and their stay does not pose a threat. for the region.  https://smoothiex12.blogspot.com/2024/06/zircons-paying-visit.html

US Deploys Sub Hunter P-8 Poseidon Off Florida Coast To 'Shadow' Russian Flotilla​  https://www.zerohedge.com/military/us-deploys-sub-hunter-p-8-poseidon-florida-coast-shadow-russian-flotilla

  Putin’s 4D Chess: West ‘Losing’ War on Four Fronts After Picking Fight With Russia
  Highlighting Russia’s reorientation in trade and payments away from the West toward the developing world, the Russian president said the West had “been dealt a significant blow,” largely “by Western countries themselves,” with countries boosting trade in currencies other than the dollar and the euro.
  At the same time, Putin said, the hegemon of the Western economic order, the United States, faces serious financial straits which would be even more serious were it not for its continued plunder of developing nations.
  “They have a current account deficit of a trillion dollars. What is this? I think, everyone will understand what I’m talking about. This is neocolonialism in its modern iteration. Using the monopoly position of the dollar, the United States consumes a trillion dollars a year more than it produces. They seem to be pumping out these resources from other countries,” Putin said.  
https://sputnikglobe.com/20240607/putins-4d-chess-west-losing-war-on-four-fronts-after-picking-fight-with-russia-1118851297.html

  Pepe Escobar: The Three Key Messages From St. Petersburg to the Global Majority
  The key takeaway: as the collective West launched total economic war against Russia, the civilization-state turned it around and positioned itself as the world's 4th largest economy by purchasing power parity (PPP).
  Putin showed how Russia still carries the potential to launch no less than nine sweeping – global – structural changes, an all-out drive involving the federal, regional, and municipal spheres.
  Everything is in play – from global trade and the labor market to digital platforms, modern technologies, strengthening small and medium-sized businesses and exploring the still untapped, phenomenal potential of Russia's regions.
  What was made perfectly clear is how Russia managed to reposition itself beyond sidestepping the – illegitimate – sanctions tsunami to establishing a solid, diversified system oriented towards global trade – and completely linked to the expansion of BRICS...
..Arguably the major breakthrough in St. Petersburg. Putin stated how the BRICS are working on their own payment infrastructure, independent from pressure/sanctions by the collective West.
  Putin had a special meeting with Dilma Rousseff, president of the BRICS New Development Bank (NDB). They did talk in detail about the bank’s development – and most of all, as later confirmed by Rousseff, about The Unit, whose lineaments were first revealed exclusively by Sputnik: an apolitical, transactional form of cross-border payments, anchored in gold (40%) and BRICS+ currencies (60%).
  The day after meeting Putin, president Dilma had an even more crucial meeting at 10 am in a private room at SPIEF with Sergey Glazyev, the Minister for Macro-Economy at the Eurasia Economic Union (EAEU) and member of the Russian Academy of Sciences...  It was agreed there will be a special conference at the NDB in Shanghai on The Unit in September.
  This means the new payment system has every chance to be at the table during the BRICS summit in October in Kazan, and be adopted by the current BRICS 10 and the near future, expanded BRICS+...
..BRICS-related sessions in St. Petersburg demonstrated how the Global Majority is now facing a unique historical juncture – with a real possibility for the first time in the last 250 years to go all-out for a structural change of the world-system.
And it’s not only about BRICS.
  It was confirmed in St. Petersburg that no less than 59 nations – and counting – plan to join not only BRICS but also the Shanghai Cooperation Organization (SCO) and the Eurasia Economic Union (EAEU)...
..Putin also deftly defused all the pre-fabricated, nonsensical nuclear paranoia infesting Atlanticist circles.
Still, that won’t be enough. On the packed corridors at SPIEF, and in informal meetings, there was total awareness about the Hegemon’s desperation-fueled warmongering masked as "defense." There were no illusions that the current dementia posing as “foreign policy” is betting on a genocide not only for the sake of the “aircraft carrier” in West Asia but mostly to cow the Global Majority into submission.
  That would raise the serious possibility that the Global Majority needs to build a military alliance to deter this – planned – Global War.  
[or not...]
Russia-China, of course, plus Iran and credible Arab deterrence – with Yemen showing the way: all of that may become a must. A Global Majority military alliance will have to show up one way or another: either before the – incoming, planned – disaster, to mitigate it; or after it has totally engulfed West Asia into a monstrous, vicious war.
  Ominously, we may be nearly there. But at least St. Petersburg offered glimmers of hope. Putin: "Russia will be the heart of the multipolar harmonic world." Now that’s how you clinch a one-hour speech.   
https://sputnikglobe.com/20240610/pepe-escobar-the-three-key-messages-from-st-petersburg-to-the-global-majority-1118891306.html

Russia’s Oil and Gas Revenues Surged by 73.5% in January-May   https://oilprice.com/Latest-Energy-News/World-News/Russias-Oil-and-Gas-Revenues-Surged-by-735-in-January-May.html

  This could be enough oil to let the world avoid WW-3, if cooperation can be brought into play. Russian scientists have discovered the world's largest oil reserves
  Russian scientists have made one of the most significant discoveries - the largest reserves of crude oil have been discovered. As reported back in May, these deposits are located in Antarctica, a territory claimed by Great Britain. However, further work to clarify the geology and geography of the discovery showed that the oil and gas formations extend much further than the zone of influence of London, although they are inextricably linked...
..The discovered reserves would thus be the second largest crude oil reserves in the world, second only to the total discovered reserves of the entire Middle East. The region's proven reserves in 2022 will amount to more than 871 billion barrels. The deposits in Antarctica, unlike the Middle East, are located in one deposit, which is why they are considered the largest.  
https://en.topcor.ru/48292-rossijskie-uchenye-obnaruzhili-krupnejshie-v-mire-zapasy-nefti.html

  "Time For Some 3D Chess": Here's Why A Battered Macron Just Called Snap Elections  (I am personally hoping that Macron loses this gamble badly.)
The European elections saw the centre hold its ground, albeit narrowly... The overall left-right balance aligns with projections that indicated a lean but not a lurch to the right...
..The Sunday Surprise was in Paris, not Brussels. Following a drubbing in the European election, French President Macron decided it was time to play some 3D Chess and to call a snap parliamentary election for June 30 and July 7, just a fortnight before the start of the Olympics. With this bold move he is putting Le Pen’s Rassemblement National, which dominated yesterday’s election by securing 31.5% of the votes, to the test. The two-round system often presents difficulties for populist parties, making it possible that the far-right may not achieve an outright majority. However, even if they triumph and RN’s Bardella does assume the role of Prime Minister, Macron’s calculation appears to be based on the assumption that if they underperform, they’ll be in a much weaker position for the 2027 presidential election. He also seems intent on compelling the Socialists and the Republicans to join the majority, which would likewise put them at a disadvantage in the 2027 election. This particularly places Melenchon, who aims to consolidate the entire left ahead of that election, in a difficult position.  https://www.zerohedge.com/markets/time-some-3d-chess-heres-why-battered-macron-just-called-snap-elections

  Celia Farber hopes for a lot.  As Anti-Globalist Rage Sweeps Europe; Belgian Prime Minster Resigns, Workers Chant To Macron: "RESIGN!
Is This The Beginning Of The Fall Of The Globalists In Europe?  https://celiafarber.substack.com/p/france-rises-up-against-macron-le

  Gilbert Doctorow, Rigor mortis on the Western front: a brief comment on the EU Parliament elections
  Though the deck chairs on the Titanic have been rearranged, though the Greens have had losses, the Renew grouping of Macron and Belgium’s Guy Verhofstadt have had losses, the EPP had gains and the net result appears to be that the Center Right-Left coalition that held the European Parliament in its firm grip these past 5 years will continue to have a voting majority of more than 400 seats. This means that barring some accident, Ursula von der Leyen will be reelected and the awful, self-destructive, even suicidal policies of the EU with respect to Russia will continue for the coming 5 years, if there is no Continent-wide war as a result that wipes Europe off the face of the earth.  https://gilbertdoctorow.com/2024/06/10/rigor-mortis-on-the-western-front-a-brief-comment-on-the-eu-parliament-elections/ 

​  Hunter Biden Convicted On Felony Gun Charges
Hunter Biden, the smartest man his father knows, has been convicted on all three felony gun charges (and not anything to do with '10 held for the big guy' of course) - so obviously the least of his alleged crimes and one which doesn't implicate anyone important.​   https://www.zerohedge.com/political/hunter-biden-jury-has-reached-verdict

​  "I Take Responsibility": Pelosi Admits Fault For The Lack Of Security Precautions On Jan 6th​, Jonathan Turley    
​  For years, some of us have asked why the Capitol was so poorly prepared for the January 6th riot. As part of the coverage on that day, I remarked at the start of the protests that I had never seen the Capitol so thinly protected for a major demonstration...
..Now, a previously-unreleased video taken on Jan. 6, 2021 shows then-Speaker Nancy Pelosi, D-Calif., admitting that she was responsible for the lack of preparedness.
The video shows Pelosi in an exchange with Chief of Staff Terri McCullough on the evacuation. Pelosi states:
  “We have responsibility, Terri. We did not have any accountability for what was going on there. And we should have. This is ridiculous.
You’re going to ask me in the middle of the thing when they’ve already breached…that, should we call the Capitol Police? I mean the National Guard?
Why weren’t the National Guard there to begin with?… They clearly didn’t know, and I take responsibility for not having them just prepared for more.”

  The video was never released by the J6 Committee, which was criticized for its highly choreographed and scripted hearings with little balance in the presentation of evidence. The lack of emphasis on the security issues was glaring and raised by critics throughout the hearings.
  While Democrats and the media dismissed the issue and claims that Trump offered to supply the national guard, it was later confirmed that those offers were made to Congress and rejected.
  A report from Capitol Police Inspector General Michael Bolton also found that Capitol police were told that they could not use critical riot materials and tactics in preparation for the Jan. 6th protests.
  What was so curious about the lack of precautions that morning is that the Capitol had just experienced the violence outside of the White House in the Lafayette Park protests.​  

​  Tucker Carlson Reveals That The Director Of The CIA Threatened Him & Said It Was A Crime To Expose (that) The CIA Murdered A Sitting United States President 
​  Tucker also exposes The CIA was planning on murdering Julian Assange “Committed a crime. He's threatening me. He's in my car. I'll never with my dog sitting next to him, I'll never forget this. And I said, are you really saying that to reveal that the US government had a role in the murder of a democratically elected president, to say that out loud, that's the crime? What about the actual crime, which is murdering a president? Like, you're covering up for that, Mike Pompeo. He had no no response at all. And so Mike Pompeo is the one who pressed Trump to keep those documents secret.​  https://x.com/WallStreetApes/status/1798732957043298693

  Jim Rickards,  Banking Crisis, Stage Two
I’m sure you recall the banking crisis of March to May 2023.
​  It began with the collapse of the little-known Silvergate Bank on March 8. This was followed the next day by the collapse of the much larger Silicon Valley Bank (SVB) on March 9. SVB had over $120 billion in uninsured deposits.
​  Bank deposits over $250,000 each are not covered by FDIC insurance. Those depositors stood to lose all their money over the insured amount. This would have led to the collapse of hundreds of startup tech businesses in Silicon Valley that had placed their working capital on deposit at SVB...
..Investors are relaxed because they believe the banking crisis is over. That’s a huge mistake. History shows that major financial crises unfold in stages and have a quiet period between the initial stage and the critical stage...
..This could be the crisis where the panic moves from the banks to the dollar itself. If savers lose confidence in the Fed (we’re almost there) not only will the banks collapse, but the dollar will collapse also...
..Either a single bank failure or a systemic crisis could happen at any moment. The actual trigger is a bit mysterious and mostly psychological because the fundamental problems have been there all along.
​  Well, it seems that the quiet period is over and we are entering Stage II of the banking meltdown.
​  According to the latest data from the FDIC, many banks could be at risk of failure as unrealized losses reached $517 billion in the first quarter of 2024, up from $478 billion in the last quarter of 2023. 40 banks with over $1 billion in assets have already reported unrealized losses higher than 50% of their equity capital.
 Over 200 smaller banks with lesser assets have issued the same reports.
​  The bottom line is Stage II of the crisis is here, and the effects will be devastating to financial institutions and the stock market as a whole.​   
https://dailyreckoning.com/banking-crisis-stage-two/

​  Vaccinated COVID Patients Died at Nearly Twice the Rate of Unvaccinated, Study Finds
A two-and-a-half-year peer-reviewed study by Ohio State University researchers found that among hospitalized COVID-19 patients, those who received mRNA COVID-19 vaccines had a significantly higher mortality rate than unvaccinated patients, even when accounting for age and comorbidities.​  
https://childrenshealthdefense.org/defender/vaxxed-covid-patients-death-rate-unvaxxed-study/

​  Covid mRNA Shots Are NOT Vaccines, Appeals Court Rules​  
The United States Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit has just dropped a bomb on the Covid mass vaccination agenda.​..
​..While ruling on the case, the court has declared that COVID-19 mRNA injections do not qualify as vaccines under traditional medical definitions.​ The judges assert that the mRNA shots, marketed as vaccines, do not effectively prevent the transmission of COVID-19.
​  In the opinion, the judges note that the injections do nothing more than merely reduce symptoms in those who contract the virus.​  Therefore, the injections cannot be labeled as vaccines... 
​..Judge Nelson pointed out that the mandate was inconsistent with the Supreme Court’s century-old ruling in Jacobson v. Massachusetts.​  The case upheld the state’s right to enforce smallpox vaccinations due to their proven effectiveness in preventing disease spread.
​  In contrast, the Covid mRNA shots do not offer such public health benefits.​  
https://slaynews.com/news/covid-mrna-shots-not-vaccines-appeals-court-rules/

​  Thanks Iurie.  Evidence of The Technocratic Transhumanist Agenda in Human Blood​ , Ana-Maria Mihalcea MD, PhD
​  We also have to understand that vaccination is on the center of the World Economic Forum's agenda. Why would that be? Because there is the technological platform in these particular COVID shots, and all of the shots that are planned, 500 of them, according to the Agenda 2030 per human being per lifetime. And that that is the basis of digital identity, cybersecurity, global governance, travel, economics. And so it's very important to ask the question, why would vaccination be in the center of that? And what does it have to do with that?
​  The interbody area network was developed via biosensing devices by the IEEE, and they had a Mac address. So many of the vaccinated individuals have been shown now to emit Mac addresses. So this is literally what connects them via their cell phone to the cloud and is used for the fusion of artificial intelligence with humanity.​  
https://arcaluinoe.info/en/blog/2024-05-25-8dmv24x4/

  ​Steve Kirsch, NOBODY can explain what happened at Apple Valley Village
Apple Valley Village Health Care center had 0% COVID death rate before the shots rolled out, but a 30% death rate from COVID **AFTER** the "lifesaving" vaccines rolled out. Nobody can explain it.​  https://kirschsubstack.com/p/nobody-can-explain-what-happened

​Meryl Nass MD, Desperately seeking a bird flu death, WHO claimed one in Mexico (H5N2)--but the Mexican health minister called bullshit: man died of other causes   https://merylnass.substack.com/p/desperately-seeking-a-bird-flu-death

  Dr. Nass,  Finland to offer bird flu vaccine to select groups of people, a possible global first--but will they tell the human subjects that 5x as many people who got the Audenz bird flu vaccine vs placebo died?  They are targeting farm workers.  https://merylnass.substack.com/p/finland-to-offer-bird-flu-vaccine

  Dr. Nass,  H5N8 Bird Flu vaccine shipping to EU: up to 40 million doses of an untested vaccine designed for a disease that does not exist
The regulators really are criminals. Read their own marketing authorization.
​  No preclinical safety data are available with Zoonotic Influenza Vaccine Seqirus H5N8
Information for the user starts on page 26 and at best it would be called misleading. It says “ask your doctor or nurse” about various things—however the information provided to doctors and nurses, which I excerpted from above, fails to answer the questions.
​  Below I include the regulators’ risk management plan. It explains how the regulators will avoid risk to themselves for authorizing this product. 
They have 2 strategies:
​1) Disclose possible side effects (purely through guesswork since they product has apparently never been given to humans or they would have clinical data) in the label
​2) Fail to make any special efforts to collect data regarding any of these specific, named, feared side effects.​   
https://merylnass.substack.com/p/h5n8-bird-flu-vaccine-shipping-to

​  More from Dr. Nass,  I did not make clear how bad the risk management plan (RMP) was for the H5N8 Sequirus bird flu "vaccine" so let me lay it out with the entire plan before you.  Apologies. It was late last night. This is truly terrible. And the EMA transposed its RMP for Sequirus' H5N1 onto the H5N8 vaccine.   https://merylnass.substack.com/p/i-did-not-make-clear-how-bad-the

  Peter McCullough MD,  A Landmark Victory for Physicians and Patients – and the First Amendment – in AAPS v. ABIM
Appellate Decision Sides with Physicians Rights to Free Speech​  https://petermcculloughmd.substack.com/p/a-landmark-victory-for-physicians

​  Kyle Young presents more satellite weather images and videos of stacks of chemtrails hundreds of miles long, perpendicular to clouds, and strange static crescent formations above land, which the weather passes through, while clouds deform. He includes NASA's last 2 year old ionospheric image, just before the crescent shaped "cymatics" started.
​  More ​Cymatics/​HAARP/​Chemtrail juju​  https://secularheretic.substack.com/p/more-cymaticshaarpchemtrail-juju

​  We raised our "kids" (30-35 now) without their own "devices, probably the last generation  to not have flip phones until high school. This "influencer" gave up her career and left those devices behind completely.  Turning the Algorithm Upside Down: The Opt-Out Family, An interview with former social media influencer Erin Loechner   https://schooloftheunconformed.substack.com/p/turning-the-algorithm-upside-down

Grandfather Time (pictured with Holly & Tommy, baby Atlas, and Yetti the dog)