Sunday, May 1, 2022


 Time Travelers,

It's About Time, Edward Curtain
   In 1898 the yellow press screamed Spanish devils and today it screams Russian devils. Then and now the press called for war. If the human race is still here in another 124 years, time and the corporate media will no doubt have told the same story – war and propaganda’s lies to an insouciant and ignorant population too hypnotized by propaganda to oppose them.
  This despite the apocalyptic sense that permeates our lives because of demonic technology and its use to transform humans into machines who can’t think clearly enough to perceive reality and realize the threat posed by that quintessential technological invention – nuclear weapons...
..So time is my focus, for the last days have arrived unless there occurs a radical awakening to the obvious truth that the US government is pushing the world to the brink of disaster in full awareness of the consequences.  Its actions are insane, yet insanity has become the norm.  Insane leaders and a catatonic, hypnotized public lead to disaster.
​  ​I write these words with an old fountain pen, a high school graduation gift, to somehow comfort and remind myself that when we were this close once before in October 1962, Kennedy and Khrushchev miraculously found a solution to the Cuban Missile Crisis; and to find hope now, and that when my time is up and I join John Patrick in the other world, things will have changed for my children and grandchildren.
​  ​It is admittedly the hope of a desperado.​..
​..Everyone is now doing time while scrolling messages on the walls of their cell phones.  A twisted, convoluted, distorted, mechanical time in which it seems that there is no history and the future is an endless road of more of the same.
​  ​Some say we have all the time in the world.  I say no, that we have entered a new time, perhaps the end-time, when the world’s end is a very real possibility.  Hypnotized people can agree to anything, even mass-suicide, unless they snap out of it.

​  Gail Tverberg presents the last few years through the lens of crude-oil production peaking in Summer 2018. In our current world, crude oil and economy and human population, which oil and economy support, track in close correlation. Lockdowns can be seen as a successful way to reduce economic demand temporarily. War has different effects, but it does destroy the economies of battlefield-countries, reducing oil consumption. The end of oil-fueled-economic-growth necessitates a huge, unprecedented turn from growth economy to salvage-economy ("de-growth").
​  I see western power elites unable to agree on anything​ other than continuation of the current system as they bleed it to death. When it dies, they will need to fight each other over some new system, and they will need competent people to devise such a system, and competent people will not want to include our current parasitic leeches in the new and efficient economy... Compliance-managers will be happy to manage the status quo, but that's all they can do... 
Crisis calls us to duty.
The world has a major crude oil problem; expect conflict ahead

​Moon of Alabama notes that, "The typical US reaction to losing is doubling-down."​ 
That works if you have enough to keep betting, until you don't or until Game-Over.
Ukrainian soldiers willing to die fighting Russians may be running low. 
The soldiers know, and their families know, that they are expendable. 
They want to live their lives.
"Ukraine is a victim here but not a victim of Russia but of much bigger plans in the U.S."

Much tighter control of the public discourse narrative will be needed by our ill-fated owners.
Deep State Response, Dept of Homeland Security Will Establish Disinformation Board with Obvious Agenda
..The Cybersecurity and Infrastructure Security Agency (CISA) announced a new Dept of Homeland Security priority to combat disinformation {LINK} on technology platforms including social media.
​  ​Many eyebrows were raised as the announcement appeared to be an open admission that the U.S. government was going to control information by applying labels, that would align with allies in social media, who need a legal justification for censorship and content removal.
​  ​This CISA announcement was quickly followed by various government officials and agencies saying it was critical to combat Russian disinformation
, as the events in Ukraine unfolded.  In essence, Ukraine was the justification for search engines like Google, DuckDuckGo, and social media platforms like Twitter, Facebook, Instagram and YouTube to begin targeting information and content that did not align with the official U.S. government narrative.
​  ​Previously those same methods were deployed by the U.S. government, specifically the CDC and FDA, toward COVID-19 and the vaccination program.

An Intellectual No-Fly Zone: Online Censorship of Ukraine Dissent Is Becoming the New Norm
“Censorship is the last resort of desperate and unpopular regimes. It magically appears to make a crisis go away. It comforts the powerful with the narrative they want to hear, one fed back to them by courtiers in the media, government agencies, think tanks, and academia.”

“You can just call me the Mary Poppins of disinformation.” That Twitter intro to a TikTok parody of the song, “Supercalifragilisticexpialidocious,” is now indelibly connected to Nina Jankowicz, the new head of the federal government’s announced Disinformation Governance Board.

​Eleni sends this article about NATO/Ukraine​ opening a new war front against Russia in Moldova, at the expense of the local farmers, who really don't want that. Russian supply lines are not opened by land, sea or air. There is a Russian arms depot in Transnistria (Moldova) with 22.000 tons of military supplies, the largest such depot in Europe. This is a WW-3 scenario, initially favorable to NATO. Poles, Ukrainians, Romanians, Moldovans and Russians will die.

​  ​Moldova, in fact, is under external control no less than Ukraine. At the same time,the majority of the population of the republic does not support the beginning of hostilities in Transnistria.
​  ​Also, the Armed Forces of Moldova do not have necessary power. Therefore, an attack is possible only by the forces of Polish-Romanian units on the one hand and the AFU from Odessa on the other.
​  A new hotspot of the war can significantly change the nature and scale of the conflict in Eastern Europe. The escalation of the situation in Transnistria corresponds to Washington’s vision and statements that the United States is changing course towards Russia, from the desire to exhaust Moscow economically to a direct and complete military victory over the Russians on the battlefield. 
This was recently announced by Washington after a meeting with Zelensky in Kiev.

Saker Blog update:
​  T​he Mariupol situation appears to be nearing a possible conclusion. We reported last time that one prominent source said Azovstal would be fully resolved by 4/30 (today), while Sladkov said days ago that Azov had about 9 days of food left, which by now would put them at maybe 6 days or less, by those estimations.
​  ​We also reported that negotiators had arrived and were settling in to the small villages around Mariupol. Now today there is a large, full blown UN / Red Cross operation under way to evacuate the civilians in the Azovstal factory.​..
..Russian intel agency head Naryshkin, who issued the statement last time regarding Poland’s planned incursion has also now stated that, “plans to deploy a Polish “peacekeeping contingent” in the western part of Ukraine is not a version, but intelligence information obtained from several reliable sources, the Foreign Intelligence Service explained.”
​  ​In short, he’s saying this is not speculation but an accurate report based on many sources...
.."In light of the latest information about the aspirations of Poland and other NATO members, several questions arise. Firstly, what contingent is now formed on the eastern borders of the bloc, and secondly, why are all these forces being accumulated?
​  ​It is impossible to accurately assess the grouping of NATO countries, drawn to the borders of the Republic of Belarus, Ukraine, Moldova and Russia, having only information from open sources.
​  ​However, from what is known, a total contingent of 50,000 to 100,000 people can be inferred. This includes units deployed by Poland, and the American contingent, and units of various NATO countries deployed in the framework of exercises in the Baltic states. There is also information about a serious Romanian group in the Moldovan direction. Just as we wrote earlier, combat aircraft are also being transferred to Europe. In the shortest possible time, the size of the NATO contingent can be doubled."..
..“The main topic that worries many today is the adoption by the US Congress of the lend-lease program for Ukraine. Delivery of large batches of modern weapons is expected soon. The war will reach a new level, because now we will also have to fight with the American military industry. Deliveries of American heavy weapons are expected, including F-16 aircraft. Today we wrote that Ukraine is already preparing pilots for these machines. Here you need to understand once and for all, we are at war with NATO, where Ukraine is just cheap service personnel and cannon fodder." ...
​(PLANNED)​  .. On the topic of Lend Lease, it became a curious discovery that on the official U.S. Congress website, the date of the submission of Lend Lease to Congress was seen as 1/19/22.

Charles Hugh Smith,  Not the 1970s or the 1920s: We're in Uncharted Territory
All of these similarities and differences are setting up a sea-change revaluation of capital, resources and labor that will be on the same scale as the extraordinary transitions of the 1920s and 1970s.
  The awakening of inflation after decades of slumber has triggered a flurry of comparisons to the 1970s accompanied by a chorus of projections for 1970s-type stagflation, defined as inflation plus economic stagnation-- limited or negative growth and high unemployment.
  A less popular comparison is with the 1920s: a massive expansion of debt, an equally massive speculative bubble in assets and extreme wealth-income inequality, all against a backdrop of slowing growth and debt saturation.

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  1. The stairs are beautiful. Steep. Be careful. Love the pocket door!

  2. Thanks Dennis. The steps are not to code, but there is pretty good step surface on each one, 6" clear at the top, 7" to the brace strip going along the back to prevent sliding the foot too far in while ascending. I've used stairs this steep in houses in Japan and Amsterdam.
    Not everybody will use them, but they make the use of space efficient.