Saturday, March 30, 2024

Sabotage Simplified

 Forensic Analysts,

  We are having a garden party today, and I am cooking and getting ready, but I watched this video last night as I was nodding off, which explains how the Dali could have been guided into the bridge pilings by just having rudder control and engines freeze at the right time, because of a specific cross current coming from the right as it approached the bridge, which it had to counter by steering right just before everything froze up.
  The Dali was traveling at 8 knots with no wind, and the tide going out from Baltimore Harbor, so there was a flow of current going out in the deeply cut channel beneath it, like a tailwind. As the Dali approached the bridge it crossed another deeply cut channel, coming from its right side, which facilitates ships coming out from another part of the broad harbor. The flow of current in this cut channel pushed the Dali to the left (port), so it had to steer right to go straight. The pilot set the rudders to steer it right, and the power went out, freezing the rudders. The Dali passed the channel with the side flow, still with frozen rudders, so it started to turn right. The power came on and went off again. Still heading right, towards the piling. The port (left side) anchor was dropped and dragged to pull the ship to the left, port side, away from the piling, but it was too late to do that. 
  This situation does not require extensive programming of navigation systems to override a pilot. This only requires freezing the controls of a ship, any big ship, as the tide is going out, causing the side current and the necessary steering correction at just the right moment, when the ship is counter-steering to the right.
  It is conceivable that some form of directed radio impulse or signal could be focused on the ship to shut down the electrical system and engine, and then sent again when those were started back up. This is exactly the kind of intervention to disable a ship which militaries study most intently. It would probably leave certain signatures. There are 2 minutes missing from the ship's recording "black box". That might be a fingerprint. There would be other fingerprints, but not something like hardware on board tied into the system. Any big ship coming that way at that time could have been weaponized by such a technique.

  The video is set to about 22 minutes, where the side current from the other channel explanation starts. The whole 31 minute video is carefully detailed.

Devious Mind (featuring image of dead rat snake in the road with no explanation)

Friday, March 29, 2024

Back Story Of Elites

 Fellow Commoners,

  Josh Mittledorf, Danny Sheehan Interview  [Josh does very good work cooking this down, and Danny is also clear and concise in the video, but it is a lot of information.]
​  Do you know who Danny Sheehan is? I didn’t until recently. He’s been in the thick of every major event of the last 70 years. As a “people’s lawyer” with major investigative resources behind him, he has cross examined people and dissected evidence that shine a light on so many aspects of our post-war history.
​  In this two-part blog, I’m summarizing and organizing the content of this interview.​
​  Sample: "The story is that Nixon, as Eisenhower’s Vice President in 1960, had assembled a team of CIA agents (headed by aerospace billionaire Howard Hughes, staffed by mafia thugs) to assassinate Fidel Castro. He was overconfident that he would win the Presidency later in the year, and would be able to authorize the plan in 1961. In fact, Kennedy won the 1960 election, and he nixed Nixon’s plan. But three years later, Kennedy had alienated the CIA and other warmongers in Washington. The team that was tasked with assassinating him in Dallas was the same that Nixon had pulled together three years earlier to assassinate Castro. Sheehan emphasizes there is no evidence that Nixon himself was involved in the JFK assassination, but in 1972, he knew what had happened earlier, and he was afraid that he was going to be implicated. This is what motivated the Watergate burglary."
Topics of which Sheehan has had first-hand knowledge:
​  Roswell UFO crash
Yamashita’s gold
​  U2 incident
CIA sabotage and assassination attempts in Cuba
​  JFK assassination
Pentagon Papers
​  Watergate scandal
Karen Silkwood trial
​  Iran-Contra scandal
Catholic pedophile scandal in Boston
​  Drug smuggling by the CIA
And Danny thinks his biggest case is coming up this year…
​  UFO disclosure

  Book Review of First Class Passengers on a Sinking Ship: Elite Politics and The Decline of Great Powers, Richard Lachmann ,  by Corey R. Payne
​  For Lachmann, great powers, like all polities, are not unitary entities. Instead, they “are amalgamations of institutions...controlled by an elite capable of guarding its own interests.” It is “elite conflict over, and appropriation of, resources” which “explains why the richest and most powerful polities often failed to attain or sustain dominance.” In his view, “decline is the result of internal political dynamics that are specific to each great power” that can only be understood through an analysis of “the ways in which elites seek and attain the capacity to protect their particular interests” (12). The power of elites thus derives as much “from the structure of relations among various coexisting elites as it does from interclass relations of production”...
​..Lachmann finds that modern great powers varied both in the extent to which colonial elites were autonomous from metropolitan elites and in the level of influence colonial elites had on the metropolitan political-economy. The particular structure of elite relations in the Dutch, British, and U.S. empires—inwhich colonial elites had high influence but low autonomy—allowed each to achieve world-hegemonic status. Building from Wallerstein and Arrighi (and in explicit contrast to Mann), Lachman (49) defines world hegemony as “not just a quantitative or qualitative edge,” instead, it is the international institutionalization of a power’s advantages over rivals, grounded in both consent and coercion. Lachman finds that great powers were unable to become hegemons if there was too much elite conflict in the metropole, too much colonial autonomy from the metropole, a dominant metropolitan elite that was too unitary, and/or an infrastructural incapacity to control colonial elites. He demonstrates that the three hegemons of historical capitalism lacked all these factors, and that it was the (re)emergence of one or more of them that unraveled their hegemony.​..
..Lachmann’s analysis of the three world-hegemonic powers demonstrates that the very arrangements among elites which propelled great powers to preeminence ultimately proved to be their downfall. In less apt hands, the identification of such a pattern of elite politics in hegemonic powers—innovation, institutionalization, contradiction, transformation, paralysis—could verge on structural functionalism. But Lachmann’s analysis has no such flaw. By​ tracing the intricate political and economic relations among elites and​ among their actions, he demonstrates the contingency inherent in such a pattern. In this sense, Lachmann upends the faulty binary of ‘structure’ and ‘agency’ to demonstrate how the actions of elites at earlier points in time constrain the options available to elites at later points in time. While at first glance his analysis may appear to be one of ‘path dependency,’ upon closer inspection it becomes clear that it is, in fact, one of how such paths are produced, reproduced, and upended.​..
​..This is how Lachmann presents his work in relation to that of Giovanni Arrighi, whose trilogy on world hegemonies and historical capitalism serves as one foundation for the book. Arrighi’s analysis of states and classes is compelling, Lachmann argues, but for a complete picture it must be combined with a review of the internal political dynamics of hegemonic powers. While Arrighi is able to “specify what is needed in each era to achieve hegemony in the world system,” he is “less successful in explaining why particular countries achieve hegemony in the first place while others fail” (81). This gap is caused by Arrighi’s tendency to present countries as unified actors instead of addressing the internal conflicts within polities that, in his view, determine their changing positions in the world-system. Lachmann makes a convincing case. Arrighi demonstrates how innovations in political-economic arenas propel powers to world-hegemonic status, and how such success draws new competitors into the hegemon’s path of development. As capitalists in dominant powers come under increasing competitive pressure from these rivals, the virtuous circle turns vicious. Heightened competition leads to escalating social conflict, financialization, and the eventual breakdown of the bases of hegemony. Lachmann adds an important dimension to this story. As the virtuous circle turns vicious, he demonstrates how elites turn to political rivalry, guarding their own particularistic interests, shattering the bases of their previous cooperation, and setting off a spiral into conflict, autarky, and​ paralysis.​..
​..Polanyi surmised that “Unless the alternative to the social set up is a plunge into utter destruction, no crudely selfish class can maintain itself in the lead” (1944: 163). After reading First-Class Passengers on a Sinking Ship, such an observation seems to verge on ahistorical optimism. Lachmann’s magisterial book shows us that it is, in fact, the narrow self-interest of elites that is driving not only U.S. hegemonic decline, but also an increasingly chaotic world system, characterized by escalating militarism, a seemingly
unending rise in social inequality, and a pending climate catastrophe. Lachmann’s sobering and bleak conclusions for our collective future—in which the first-class passengers on our sinking ship head for the lifeboats while the rest of us are left to drown—are compelling.

​  Tom Luongo looks at coercion and sabotage between spiteful and ill-defined western elite factions: Asymmetric Response and the Perp Walk to World War III
​  Since the firing of VicToria “Cookies” Nuland from the State Department on March 5th (and make zero mistake she was fired) events surrounding Russia are accelerating. Last weekend’s attack on the Crocus Concert Hall in Moscow was supposed to originally happen on March 9th, apparently. It was to be timed with Joah BIi-Den’s! State of the Union address and meant as a severe warning to Russians to ‘make the right decision’ and vote against Vladimir Putin a week later.
​  That day the State Department issued a warning to all Americans to stay away from meetings, concert halls, etc. I think this was us finally acting like a grown up, because it begs a major question that doesn’t comport with unlimited US aggression towards Russia.
​  Why would we issue this warning knowing full well the Russians would respond to it and stop the attack?
​  It literally makes no sense. When Nuland is fired from the State Department, our first reaction was to see it as a shift in US foreign policy away from Russia and towards China. Toria lost a power play. See you at the auto show.
​  That sounds neat and compact… but is it the whole story?
Because then the attack actually happens two weeks later. A bunch of Tajiks go in, like the professional soldiers they are, shoot the place up and make their escape. Acting not at all in character for the ISIS head-choppers who were immediately blamed for this.​..
..For me, the MI6 angle is the first one to be considered in this attack, not the last one.
​  And the keys lie in that very timeline. Because, as opposed to assuming that the US is the catalytic agent for events here — easy to think because Nuland is involved — reframing this as a distinctly British operation (with help from rogue elements in the State Dept. and CIA, of course) yields a far more coherent narrative...
..What if Nuland was fired because knowledge of this attack finally reached the right people at State and the DoD? And they realized, rightly so, that an attack like this would make it nearly impossible for Putin to ignore and force his hand politically to escalate the war in Ukraine to a level that would justify to the people of the West that it was finally time for us to get involved over there.
​  You can hear the growing chat of “Putin must go” emanating from the think tanks on K Street and the halls of GCHQ.
​  Who wants that outcome? Who has been begging for that outcome for over two years? Who has staged provocation (Kerch, Nordstream, Bucha, hitting Russian ships in the Black Sea, ZNPP, etc.) after provocation to get Putin “on tilt?” Outside of Victoria Nuland’s office and Lindsay Graham, no one in the US has been fully committed to this the entire time...
​..The people who have made the most noise are the gods-damned British, who Nuland certainly works hand-in-glove with. The French and German Greens have been just as full-throated, so continental Europe isn’t being spared here either.
​  So, now here’s what I think the real story is surrounding Crocus. Nuland, MI6, and likely the Turks put this thing together using ISIS-K Tajik mercenaries to kill a bunch of Russians. The operational goal was to keep the US from turning its back on the malignant narcissistic colonialist assholes in Europe who need this war but cannot fight it. That’s the Yanks’ job.
​  US leadership, already deep in plans to extricate themselves from Europe and pivot to China, warn the Russians on March 7th which scrubs the March 9th operation after sending the major signal that things in Ukraine will calm down by firing Nuland on March 5th.
​  This is what real statecraft looks like
​  After that, the operation is still going forward but under someone else’s guidance (or just on auto-pilot). Nuland’s fingerprints are all over it. The US looks guilty as hell. What does evil do? It doesn’t sleep, it waits. And then we get the actual attack last weekend, after Putin wins a massive re-election. It still serves it’s primary purpose, force Putin’s hand.
​  Now, the kicker. Who issues notes of condolences to Russia for the attack? Shockingly, the US and NATO. In the past three years there hasn’t been one conciliatory utterance from Sec. of State Antony Blinken’s pie hole when it comes to Russia. He’s been the epitome of the anti-diplomat.
​  And yet, here he is issuing condolences to Russia. Then the US abstains from the UNSC council vote against Israel, another British project going completely haywire.
None of this tracks with the US and Russia are implacable enemies narrative folks. Not. One. Single. Bit. Of. It.
​  Now, guess who refused to even acknowledge the Russian loss of life? Yup … the UK.​..
..So, in this context, Blinken’s condolences have to be taken as a real fig leaf to Putin. Sadly, both sides have to continue gearing up for future conflict because it’s the prudent thing to do, even if neither side wants it. Sound familiar? It’s reminiscent of the story of WWI.
​  The US was led into the trap in Ukraine by Nuland and her co-collaborators in MI6 and Europe over the past decade. All three players, the US, UK and Europe had reasons for Ukraine, but all were ultimately different...
​..And now you have the ‘who benefits’ from this operation. The US saw no upside in brutally killing hundreds of Russian civilians, knowing full well it would be US doing the majority of the fighting. The UK and EU need the US to do this because if the US comes out of this war unscathed (like in WWII) then the current arrangement will continue, and their plans for domination will fail.
​  And this is why these people have become so unhinged and so histrionic in the past few months as the US refuses to send more aid to Ukraine. It’s why Emmanuel Macron is pushing all-in, he’s a lame duck president easily sacrificed here. It’s why British perfidy behind the scenes has to be your first suspect in any act of horror. It’s why Germany is politically paralyzed between its gasping industrial class and the revolutionary Greens who actually run the government.
​  It’s why their hatred for the US is so nakedly apparent now. The US is trying to walk away from the old, sclerotic, malignant narcissists of Europe and they cannot handle it.​..
​..Removing Nuland removes a lot of the bureaucratic momentum. But it doesn’t mean that things change on a dime. Course corrections take time. This operation in Moscow was a long time in the making. It wasn’t going to be stopped. Delayed? Sure. But it actually happening speaks more to the other players involved not the US.
  And that brings me to the Francis Scott Key bridge. As an event it deserves its own article, but I think you know where I’m going with this. There is a vanishingly small probability that this was an accident caused by an old ship with a spotty maintenance record, a Ukrainian captain, and an Indian crew...
​..This was an attack on US soil by a foreign power. And the first group of people we’re supposed to think who did it was the Russians. Why? Revenge for Moscow, after we were set up to look like the ones who did that, to the people who matter… the ones making the decisions.
​  The fact that the US and Russia both have tried to deflect blame for both of these incidents away from the other is a very big tell. It says clearly that both sides are aware of the dangers these attacks on their sovereignty represent and are unwilling to use them as a casus belli. It’s the most encouraging part of all of this. Rational people are still trying to slow the climb up the escalatory ladder.
​  The problem is they aren’t in control of the situation. If the US wanted war with Russia, we’d already be there. That means someone else does.
​  Note the lack of “Russia did it!” coming from the US. Note now the FBI came out immediately, with no investigation, and said this was an accident, not an act of war, which it most likely was.
​  The question then is, “who committed the act?” We will never find out the truth to this but our prime suspect has to be the one who has the motive to get the US to go “on tilt” and move into position to defend Ukraine openly.​..
​..I think this again is one of those “orgies of evidence” to frame Russia for something someone else did for very different reasons. And that reason is pure, unfettered, narcissistic revenge for the US having the temerity to walk away from its responsibilities (as they have defined them) in Europe.
​  These people have been very clear now for years, either the US goes along with their plans for the future or it will be destroyed from within. This attack on the Key bridge in Baltimore is a nightmare event, meant to be a catalyst for a breakdown of the US economy, creating chaos during an election year.
​  It could easily ripple through our property, debt and equity markets in the coming weeks. Attacking the US puts pressure there while lifting some of the focus away from the deterioration of Europe’s economy.
​  This is an event that the more I think about it the more it turns into an Agatha Christie novel, with everyone having motive to attack the US for entirely different reasons. So, I won’t come to any definitive conclusion here, even though you know who my prime suspects are.

This week, the NTSB presented a minute-by-minute timeline from when the Dali left the port, to when it struck the bridge, using information from the voyage data recorder (VDR) on board. The VDR is often compared to an airplane's black box, but the NTSB says it's much less comprehensive in the data it provides. But at some point, the VDR shut off, then came back on. There's two minutes of data missing.

​  Charles Hugh Smith​,  Fire, Then Ice: Our Deflationary Future
​  To stave off the pain of debt saturation / over-indebtedness, monetary authorities collapse the currency and the economy it supported, unleashing maximum pain on everyone who used the currency or owned assets denominated in the currency.
​  A new dollar is then introduced at a ratio of 1 new unit to 100, or 1,000, or 100,000 of the old dollars. Everyone's financial wealth is wiped out. Tools, skills, precious metals, buildings, mines, farms, etc., still retain their intrinsic / productive value, but the monetary reset means everyone whose phantom wealth was a form of debt is wiped out.
​  This dynamic makes perfect sense, and it's a well-worn pathway for nation-states. Empires, however, might choose differently. The difference between a nation-state and an empire is generally under-appreciated. A nation-state can destroy its currency and bankrupt everyone holding its bonds / debt and start over, but an empire cannot be quite so cavalier, for the "reserve currency" of the empire is its foundation of power...
​..To preserve the Empire, it becomes necessary to wipe out the debt and the phantom wealth it created, 90% of which is held by the hyper-wealthy, super-wealthy and merely wealthy. This is the class that has concentrated wealth and power to the point of destabilizing the social, financial and political orders, and so those tasked with preserving the Empire (the State within the State) will have to strip this powerful class of its phantom wealth indirectly, as the class is too politically powerful to be taken down head-on.
​  Recall that deflation--the decline in the price of assets, goods and services--is beneficial to wage-earners, as their earnings go farther as prices fall. Profits become harder to come by, and those lending and speculating on ever-higher asset valuations are wiped out.
​  From the Imperial point of view, this is all good: given that the only goal is to preserve the currency from evaporation, then the takedown of the hyper-wealthy class that threatens to destabilize the Imperial order is equally essential.​..
​..Fire, then ice: as inflation (fire) threatens the Imperial currency, the Empire must choose deflation (ice) to preserve its foundation. Currency in active circulation is lumped in with the phantom wealth of debt-based assets, but they are two different things, as Aristotle observed (oikonoma and chrematistics). Just as inflation works slowly to erode the value of labor, deflation works best if it too is gradual, slowly extinguishing phantom wealth over time.
​  I have endeavored over the years to explain that the concentrated wealth and power of the hyper-wealthy pose an existential threat to the Imperial Project, and the showdown between debt-created phantom wealth and the bedrock of the Imperial Project, its currency, will play out in the next 6 to 8 years.

​  The International Court of Justice (ICJ) has ordered Israel to allow uninterrupted shipments of food into Gaza. Before issuing the legally-binding order, the Hague-based court warned that “famine is setting in” in the besieged enclave.
​  Issued on Thursday, the order commands Israel to take “all necessary and effective measures to ensure, without delay, in full cooperation with the United Nations, the unhindered provision…of urgently needed basic services and humanitarian assistance,” including food, water, and medicine.
​  The ruling comes two months after the court ruled that “the state of Israel shall take all measures to prevent the commission of genocide in Gaza,” including by blocking humanitarian aid shipments.
​  “The court observes that Palestinians in Gaza are no longer facing only a risk of famine … but that famine is setting in,” the judges wrote in Thursday’s ruling. Israel can help alleviate this looming famine “by increasing the capacity and number of land crossing points and maintaining them open for as long as necessary,” they noted.
​  The Israeli military controls all entry and exit points to Gaza except the Rafah crossing between the enclave and Egypt. However, Cairo allows Israel to determine when the crossing can be opened, and Israeli troops inspect every truck that passes.​..
..At least 27 children have already starved to death, the ICJ judges noted on Thursday.
​  Thursday’s order was requested by South Africa, which filed a legal action last year accusing Israel of committing “systematic” war crimes and genocide in Gaza. Israel denies that it is committing genocide and insists that its military campaign against Hamas – which has killed more than 32,000 Palestinians, mostly women and children – is legitimate self defense.

The Israel lobby is fractured, and so at last is the Jewish community
The Palestinian genocide is providing a moment of reckoning for the Jewish community.

'Israel' seized 50 square km of Palestinian land in 2023: Report

​  Security Council ceasefire resolution brings ‘little hope’ to Gaza as Israeli genocide rages on
​  It has been nearly a week since the UN Security Council’s ceasefire resolution, but little has changed in Gaza. When the resolution first passed with a U.S. abstention, it was met with Israeli protests and gave rise to the perception that, this time, Israel would be beholden to the UN. That turned out to be a fantasy, provoking discussion on whether the UN system has any real influence over what happens on the ground.
​  For one thing, airstrikes continued in Rafah, and the assault on al-Shifa hospital has entered its twelfth day. Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu suspended the Israeli delegation that was supposed to meet with Biden in Washington before agreeing to reschedule the visit. The White House, for its part, said that the Biden administration hadn’t changed its position towards Israel’s war and that the resolution was “non-binding and has no impact on Israel’s capacity to go after Hamas.”

Israel Mounts Largest Attack On Syria In Years, Over 40 Dead

Gonna need a LOT of electricity: In Historic Reversal, US To Restart A Shut Down Nuclear Power Plant For The First Time Ever

  Meryl Nass MD is going all out for 2 months. Do the same. Tip that thing over! Tools Below: CALLS to ACTION--Naomi Wolf's Daily Clout and I put this together
The WHO meets in 60 days and we simply MUST stop them by throwing spanners (wrenches) into their works. 
​  We can do it. They have left themselves open in so many ways

WHO Summary for activists who want to help at the state level

  Dr. Nass is keeping up the pressure. Do the same. Exert pressure.  The Pandemic Treaty is on the rocks. Developing nations don't want to pay for the expensive buildout of a biosecurity system while all they get is a measly handout for sharing bioweapons
​  Adding two more weeks of negotiations was hastily agreed, as what was to be the final International Negotiating Body session just ended.

Louisiana Leads the Way​ , 37 Senators Voted NO to Globalism and to a pandemic information vaccination tyranny

​  Here is a model letter that might be a starting point for an attorney general to notify the President that he will not agree to transfer health sovereignty of his citizens to the WHO​ ,  Meryl Nass MD
A joint Sovereignty Coalition-Door to Freedom effort to help you approach lawmakers. Door to Freedom is here to give you all the assistance we can muster in our mutual quest to remain free.

​  Here is our Model State Resolution​ , Need your help getting resolutions like this passed and getting governors and AGs to go along.​ Meryl Nass MD
​  The “basis for action” language is intended to cover orders or directions in which a third party like the federal government is inserted between the WHO or WEF and the state. If the order originally came from the WEF or WHO it will not be obeyed, no matter who issues it to the state.

  This is the full text of the July 18, 2022 petition from State's Attorneys General to the US Dept. of Health and Human Services
 As the attorneys general of Oklahoma, Alabama, Arizona, Arkansas, Florida, Georgia, Indiana, Louisiana, Mississippi, Missouri, Montana, Nebraska, South Carolina, Texas, and Utah, we respectfully petition the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) to amend its definition of “public health emergency” in 42 C.F.R. § 70.1. See 5 U.S.C. § 553(e). The Rule exceeds the agency’s authority and infringes on U.S. and State sovereignty by unlawfully delegating to the World Health Organization (WHO) the authority to invoke health emergency powers solely based on decisions of the WHO...  

  If you have some "Mad-money", Dr. Nass has a whimsical suggestion: 
Can you help Andrew Bridgen sue Matt Hancock for his COVID crimes and lies? The case can't go forward without costs being paid.​  A relatively small sum, luckily.

Assisting Justice (took this picture with roses and garden tools)

Thursday, March 28, 2024

Mockery Of The Law

 Law Abiding Citizens,

  United States 'Mocking' International Law, Creating 'World of the Jungle'
Elijah Magnier slammed the US for its disavowal of the Security Council’s ceasefire resolution while also criticizing Israeli conduct in Gaza. "They know they are doing [war crimes]," said the analyst.
  "First of all the resolution was [drafted] with the word 'permanent' ceasefire, and then the Americans rejected the word 'permanent' and changed it with a 'lasting' ceasefire," explained Magnier. "And there's a big difference between a 'lasting' ceasefire and a 'permanent' ceasefire. A lasting ceasefire implies a cessation of hostility that is intended to be stable and enduring, but not necessarily to be part of a comprehensive peace agreement that addresses all the issues that the Israelis and the Palestinians have been fighting about since 1948."
  “It also requires a mechanism of verification of the ceasefire that has not been put in place,” he noted. “The Americans came out after the meeting of the Security Council with something so absurd by the US ambassador saying, 'well, this resolution is non-binding.'”...
..The Biden administration has taken pains to insist the United States’ relationship with Israel hasn’t changed in light of the UN resolution. But Magnier said such statements do great damage to the power and legitimacy of international law.
  "If you look at Article 25 of the UN charter, all members of the United Nations agreed to… accept and carry out the decision," said the journalist, noting that Security Council resolutions are intended to be binding and enforced by members. "Every single US official came out to say, 'oh, this is a non-binding resolution,' undermining international laws.".."When the United Nations Security Council is told by a permanent member, i.e., the US, that this binding resolution is non-binding, then we have a serious problem worldwide," he added.
  Israeli newspaper The Times of Israel crowed about the United States’ obstruction in an article published on Monday, writing, "it demonstrates the highly limited influence the UN has when weighing into conflicts around the world."...
.."The Israelis give a lot of importance for their image," said the reporter. "This is why when the United Nations is accusing Israel and asking for a ceasefire, that is a demand that the Israelis can ignore, but with consequences… But nothing is going to force the Israelis to implement a resolution when they have already disregarded 64 other United Nations resolutions agreed [to] by the Americans, not abstained by the Americans, in relation to Palestine, and they have never implemented."
The correspondent claimed the sadism and brutality of the Israeli military is unprecedented during his time as a journalist...
  "In my field experience, with 35 years of war, I have never seen an army taking pictures, taking videos, posting videos on social media and showing all the war crimes that [they] are doing, laughing and [not] giving a damn about world opinion or about international laws,” Magnier claimed. “They are committing war crimes, they know they are doing it. They're committing crimes against humanity... and they say, 'we don't care what you think. One day you will forget.'"

  In Reversal, Israel Sending Delegation To White House After "Bibi Made A Mistake"
  Israel's military has stepped up its airstrikes on the southern Gaza city Rafah in the last two days, on Wednesday bombing at least four homes, raising fears that the planned ground assault is imminent, despite the UN Security Council having just issued an official call for immediate ceasefire.
  Gaza health officials said that one of these airstrikes killed eleven people from a single family, as cited in Reuters. One local eyewitness, Jamil Abu Houri, described that "The bombing has increased, and they have threatened us with an incursion, and they say that have been given the green light for the Rafah incursion. Where is the Security Council?"

  Why the US decided to give peace in Gaza a chance 
  With the UNSC resolution now enshrined as international law, all UN member states are bound by its provisions, setting a clear mandate for concerted action to implement its objectives. This presents a unique opportunity for diplomatic initiatives and coordinated efforts to de-escalate tensions, rebuild trust, and create the conditions necessary for lasting peace and stability in the region.
  However, despite the optimism surrounding the UNSC resolution, significant challenges remain on the path to peace. The Israeli government, led by Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu, has vowed to carry out operations in Rafah, a densely populated area where millions of displaced Palestinians now reside...
..Israel’s position as a key strategic ally of the United States poses a dilemma for Washington, which has long maintained unwavering support for Israel’s security and sovereignty. While the US remains committed to its alliance with Israel, the changing geopolitical landscape and evolving strategic priorities have complicated its stance on the conflict.
  The Biden administration faces pressure from both domestic and international stakeholders to balance its support for Israel with a commitment to upholding international law and promoting peace in the Middle East. Should the US allow Israel to destroy the last remaining Palestinian holdout in Gaza, Biden will almost certainly lose the 2024 presidential election to Donald Trump. Additionally, relations with Muslim countries would be shattered beyond repair, as well as endangering US military personnel in the region.
  The prospect of a full-scale war looms large, with Israel’s military capabilities and the broader implications of its actions raising concerns about the potential for a regional conflict. The possibility of an invasion by neighboring Arab states adds another layer of complexity to an already volatile situation, highlighting the need for concerted diplomatic efforts to prevent further escalation and find a peaceful resolution to the crisis.
  Further, Israel’s nuclear ambiguity and so-called “Samson Option,” its rumored unofficial retaliatory policy, raise serious questions about whether spillover in the conflict, prompted by the state’s potential ground operation in Rafah, could trigger a international thermonuclear war. The situation in the Middle East thus represents a major threat to international security, underscoring why major countries like Russia, China, and Brazil have been adamant about a ceasefire.

Simplicius has a detailed update, but I picked this out:  West Desperately Deflects as Ukraine's ISIS Gambit Backfires
  So, while the Ukrainians hid their trail well—for now—it’s clear to anyone with a brain unclouded by dogmatic faith that Ukraine is who alone benefits from this. Of course, it’s also interesting that the attack happened merely hours before the start of Purim—a holiday celebrating the Jewish people’s destruction of their arch nemesis. I say this in light of the infamous ‘threats’ made by one of the leaders of the Likud party, Amir Weitmann, that Russia will pay a heavy price for its support of Palestine.
  Just a symbolic coincidence, most likely...
..Russia is striking leadership positions more and more; just today a Polish general was mysteriously announced as having died of sudden and unexpected ‘natural causes’ just after Russia laid waste to a mercenary stronghold in Chasov Yar. Coincidence?...
..Borrell openly admits—no longer even bothering to cling to the facade—that the Ukraine war is all about Europe’s interests and has nothing to do with caring for the Ukrainian people.
  The secret to decoding his already clear language is to understand that Borrell—like the rest of the Euro-technocrat mafia—is unelected by real citizens, but rather appointed by some faceless high commission.
  Thus, when he says “we cannot afford for Russia to win this war” because it would be damaging to “our” interests, who might he possibly be referring to? The we is certainly not the people whom he doesn’t politically represent. It’s of course the rest of the comprador elite who control the upper layer of the world government apparatus, i.e. the financiers and banking elite. He’s speaking on their behalf.
  Thus, he’s saying that the world banking cabal cannot afford Russia winning the war, because it would initiate a cascade of untold consequences for the monetary hegemonic web they’ve tentacularly enwreathed the entire globe in.
  These second echelon compradors now scramble to fashion together some last minute “containment” strategy for Russia—which is where Macron recently took the lead.

  Redacted: "THE TRUTH IS COMING OUT IN THE BALTIMORE BRIDGE COLLAPSE" (Maybe a little; maybe slowly, but not a complete scenario of lies like 9/11 yet.)
At 11:25 there is a good slowed video of what may be electrical sparks from shorted wires on the bridge as it tears apart, or could be thermite, but the flashes happen after the bridge is already deforming, not appearing to initiate the deformation. Thanks Fritz. I don't feel like I know what happened. Was the ship steered towards the piling before the first power outage? The records can be interpreted that way, but I see them interpreted various ways.

  "Western Economy Has Rotted Away To A Tipping Point By A Generation Of Neoliberal Economic Theory"
  The collapsed Francis Scott Key Baltimore bridge, besides the loss of life, underlines how damaging the absence of key infrastructure is: US and global trade will get snarled for some time as 52m tons of cargo annually, 1.3m tons of farm and construction equipment, 2.5m tons of coal, large quantities of lumber, gypsum, nearly a million cars --and everyone who lives in the Baltimore area-- face disruption. This incident looks like a power failure on the Maersk-chartered, Singapore-owned, Indian-crewed ship, on top of generational under-investment in infrastructure and the dull institutions that allow economies to work vs. the firms/consultancies which milk the profits from it. However, national security experts had already warned in future wars the US is involved in, and/or terrorist attacks, the risk is of similar sabotage episodes, especially given the prevalence of foreign crews and ships entering the US daily...
..Secret RCMP report warns Canadians may revolt once they realize how broke they are’. A heavily redacted version warns Canada “may descend into civil unrest once citizens realize the hopelessness of their economic situation”, and that the next recession “will accelerate the decline in living standards the younger generations have already witnessed,” as most Canadians under 35 “are unlikely ever to be able to buy a place to live.” Now try the rest of the West and see what it looks like.

  Expect a Financial Crisis in Europe With France at the Epicenter , Mish Shedlock
  The EU never enforced its Growth and Stability Pact or Maastricht Treaty rules. The crisis is coming to a head with France and Italy in the spotlight. The first casualty will be Green policy.

  WORLDWIDE WAR ON FARMS: The Ultimate Attack on the Food Supply, in LOCKSTEP  Thanks Cat.
WWIII is upon us, but it's not country vs country, this is farmers vs the government. He who controls the food supply controls the population

  WATCH tractor spray manure at police in Brussels (VIDEO)
  Belgian farmers sprayed manure at police, threw projectiles, and set hay on fire as hundreds of tractors took to the streets of Brussels on Tuesday ahead of a meeting of EU agriculture ministers.  
  Dozens of tractors broke barricades and blocked streets close to the EU headquarters. They are protesting excessive administrative barriers, increased environmental measures, and a flood of duty-free imports from Ukraine.   “Let us make a living from our profession,” read one billboard on a tractor blocking a main road.

  Pierre Kory MD,  We Published An Op-Ed On The Unprecedented Rise In Cancer Among Young People And Questioned The Link To mRNA Vaccines
Investigative journalist Mary Beth Pfeiffer and myself, helped by actuarial expert Mary Pat Campbell, published an Op-Ed about the recent alarming rise in cancers among young people like Princess Kate

  This explains how cultures of "immortal" human cancer cells, grown in lab conditions, because they can be, unlike most human cells, incorporate contaminate-DNA from mRNA vaccine products into their own genome when it is introduced into their culture medium. This implies a probability that other human cells also do this. It is a carcinogenic process.
DNA found integrated in cancer cell line , Implications for people injected with the modified mRNA products, specifically with regard to cancer

Cancer Deaths Spiked in 2021 & 2022 , Interview with Ed Dowd about his research firm's new data analysis.

  People who never had COVID, but got mRNA vaccine-products, were found to have very long persistence of spike-protein within a type of white blood cells.
Breakthrough? Spike Protein Persists in CD16+ Monocytes up to 245 Days in COVID-19 Negative Post COVID-19 Vaccinated Individuals with PASC Symptoms

AMA President Opposes Free Speech , Dr. Jesse M. Ehrenfeld believes vaccine orthodoxy must be preserved at all costs

  Meryl Nass MD, Florida actually passed a bill last year that prohibited govt or educational entities from adopting WHO guidelines, unless otherwise allowed by law or the Governor

  Meryl Nass MD, 17 State Attorneys General tried to overturn an initial transfer of health sovereignty to the WHO by Obomber
These AGs should be reminded that they have already gone most of the way on this issue and it's time to finish the job.
  “On January 19, 2017, one day before President Obama’s second term expired, HHS promulgated a rule defining the term “public health emergency.” See 82 Fed. Reg. 6890 (Jan 19, 2017). It provided five definitions for the term” and the final 3 rely on the WHO Director-General declaring a Public Health Emergency.” ...
..As the attorneys general of Oklahoma, Alabama, Arizona, Arkansas, Florida, Georgia, Indiana, Louisiana, Mississippi, Missouri, Montana, Nebraska, South Carolina, Texas, and Utah, we respectfully petition the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) to amend its definition of “public health emergency” in 42 C.F.R. § 70.1. See 5 U.S.C. § 553(e). The Rule exceeds the agency’s authority and infringes on U.S. and State sovereignty by unlawfully delegating to the World Health Organization (WHO) the authority to invoke health emergency powers solely based on decisions of the WHO...
..The DHHS denied the petition.
  The AGs who signed on and who remain in their role need to finish the job now. 
The Obama administration played a dirty trick on the US and after 3 years of the Biden administration the dirty tricks to siphon off our sovereignty are only multiplying. Don’t you agree? Read the full petition below. Then take action.

Health Sovereigntist (pictured with Jenny, rosebush and garden tools)

Wednesday, March 27, 2024

Lying Poorly

 Seeking Truth,

  The current stage of play on the human global chessboard is that net oil extraction peaked in November 2018, and that is the economy, or a better marker for it than equity markets and financial statistics. This is known in the halls of power, but not spoken. Various control narratives, like Global Warming, COVID and War are being overlaid. People are being turned against each other, as are nations, so that the shadowy-puppet-masters can maintain their "ownership" of the means of production, and control over the people of our fair planet.

The Honest Sorcerer, Meet The Gator: Growing Energy Demand 
 The problem is, that a significant portion of oil produced in the US for example distills into motor gasoline, which cannot be used to drive heavy machinery or turned into any other fuelAnother good chunk of a barrel of oil goes into making plastics, lubricants, asphalt and a countless other chemicals… So if you consider that only 12 gallons of diesel (corresponding to 1.66 million Btu) can made from a 42 gallon barrel (containing 5.8 million Btu), then you realize that only 29% of the energy contained in a barrel of oil can be actually used to power the economy of goods and services. And now, with oil extraction taking 25% of that barrel’s energy to maintain, the economic gain of adding an additional barrel of capacity shrinks to a mere 4% — entirely eaten up by refineries distilling oil into fuels.
  So, purely in terms of mathematics, we are already in a dead state, “where the [global energy] system is in complete equilibrium with its surroundings, making it incapable of performing work” — i.e. no amount of surplus energy can be extracted from it. In case you were wondering why the economy appears to be at a standstill (or in an outright decline in some places), look no further for an answer. We are already producing just enough diesel to keep replacing existing infrastructure and lost oil and mineral extraction to depletion, with barely anything left to expand the production of commodities with.

  US insists UN resolution calling for Gaza ceasefire will have “no impact at all”   ("So who's gonna' make me?")
  Biden administration officials made it clear that they allowed the resolution to pass because it is “non-binding” and will have “no impact at all” as the US continues to arm and support Israel’s genocide in Gaza.
  The resolution declares that the Security Council “demands an immediate ceasefire for the month of Ramadan, respected by all parties, leading to a lasting sustainable ceasefire, and also demands the immediate and unconditional release of all hostages.”... 
["All" appears to mean Israeli "detainees", also.]
..Israel canceled a planned delegation to the White House, which was to discuss the Rafah situationThe White House has called this an "overreaction" on Israel's part. Israeli leaders have continued to signal that a Rafah ground operation is imminent, even as the US and other allies have warned against it at least until civilians can be moved from harm's way.

  US wants war on Gaza to continue, Biden-Netanyahu dispute 'theatrical'
The deputy chief of the Islamic Jihad Resistance movement tells Al Mayadeen that the US-Israeli relationship is strategic and extends beyond that between Biden and Netanyahu.

  Another Israeli soldier admits to implementing the ‘Hannibal Directive’ on October 7
Captain Bar Zonshein recounts firing tank shells on vehicles carrying Israeli civilians on October 7. "I decide that this is the right decision, that it's better to stop the abduction and that they not be taken," he told Israeli media outlets.

WAR CRIME: IDF destroys main surgical wing of Al-Shifa Hospital, sabotaging ceasefire negotiations

Israel Unleashes Major Airstrikes On Syria & Deep Inside Lebanon

  ‘Operation Al-Aqsa Flood’ Day 173:  Israel continues attacking Gaza’s hospitals, kills 7 people in Lebanon
Following the UN Security Council ceasefire resolution, Israel continued its attacks on Gaza hospitals, killing 76 Palestinians across the Gaza Strip. Meanwhile, in southern Lebanon, Israel killed 7 Lebanese people during cross-border fighting.

  18 Killed In Gaza Trying To Reach Aid As Pentagon Vows More Airdrops
So far the Pentagon has delivered at least 17 airdrops of nearly 500,000 meals, but the Hamas-run Gaza Health Ministry has said that just on Monday alone 18 people died trying to desperately access the aid, much of which landed in the sea.

  Scott Ritter explains that the Moscow mercenary assassins made the mistake of swearing an oath to Allah with their left ("unclean") hands, proving that they were bad actors.
True North. Krasnogorsk Mass Murder.
  The attackers posted a photograph of them reciting the Shahada, or Islamic oath and creed (“I bear witness that there is no deity but God, and I bear witness that Muhammad is the Messenger of God”) which, if made sincerely, is all that is required to be identified as a Muslim in the eyes of God. While Islamic scholars note that it is only necessary to recite the words, for jihadists reciting Shahada accompanied by a raised right index finger, has become de riguere—Osama Bin Laden delivered it in this fashion, as did Abu Bakr al-Baghdadi, the founder of the Islamic State.
  Shahada is a ritual, and those who make Shahada must understand its importance for it to have any meaning. As such, if one incorporates the raising of the right index finger as part of the Shahada ritual, it must be done piously. The use of the right hand is critical—in the Muslim faith, the right hand symbolizes all that is good, and the left is reserved for unclean acts: “No one among you should eat with his left hand or drink with it, for the shaytaan (devil) eats with his left hand and drinks with it.”  
  The four attackers delivered this oath by raising their left hands.
They also published this photograph with their faces blurred—they were shielding their identity.
  There can be no subterfuge when reciting Shahada—it is an oath made before God and in the eyes of men.
Moreover, the blurring of their faces indicated that the attackers intended to survive their mission.

  US, UK and Ukraine could be behind Moscow terror attack – FSB chief 139 people died and around 200 were injured in last Friday’s Crocus City Hall massacre
  Aleksandr Bortnikov told reporters on Tuesday that the authorities are currently trying to establish the identity of everyone involved in the attack, both inside and outside Russia.
When asked whether the US, Britain and Ukraine could be behind the terrorist attack, the FSB chief responded: “We think that this is so. In any case, we are now talking about the information that we have. This is general information, but they [investigators] also have concrete results.”

Gilbert Doctorow: Yesterday’s remarkable statements to journalists by Alexander Bortnikov, director of Russia’s Federal Security Service (FSB)
  The FSB today might be better compared with the FBI in the United States. It deals with domestic criminality of all kinds and with threats to Russian civilians such as terrorism. The agency and its head are rarely in the news...
..Bortnikov spent the past 15 years in his FSB offices out of sight.  However, the spectacular attack on the Crocus City Hall concert venue has propelled him to center stage and yesterday he met with the Russian state television journalist Pavel Zarubin for an interview and then allowed himself to be questioned further...
..What Bortnikov had to say was extraordinary and bears directly on whether you and I should now be looking for bomb shelters...
..Bortnikov is by definition a member of Vladimir Putin’s inner circle of advisors. He, Putin and Naryshkin are all roughly the same age...
..I was struck in particular by his poise and prudent, carefully weighed choice of words while setting out where the investigation is heading with transparency and a ‘let the chips fall where they may’ unaffected demeanor...
..The journalists were all probing the question of who stood behind the terror attackBortnikov told them…and usstanding behind the terror act committed by Islamist extremists are the United States, Great Britain and Ukraine.
  Bortnikov said that the preliminary findings indicate that the four perpetrators of the slaughter were headed by car to the border with Ukraine where they were awaited on the other side. He very calmly explained that the involvement of foreign powers is being clarified and that he will say nothing out of pure emotion now but will wait for the facts to be solidly collected before being presented.
  Nonetheless, it was entirely newsworthy that he named the United States, Great Britain and Ukraine as the likely puppet masters of the terror act. Let us remember that following the bombing of the Nord Stream pipelines, the most significant attack on critical civilian infrastructure globally in the last 50 years, Russian officials did not point the finger directly at any country. There was innuendo but no direct accusations... 
  A lot of new elements to the terror attack at Crocus City Hall were posted yesterday on the Russian state television news and analysis program Sixty Minutes. In particular, we learned that in the last days of February and first couple of days of March two of the four attackers were in Istanbul. The departure and arrival of one at a Moscow airport was recorded on video. We were told which hotels they stayed in, and the selfies and other photos taken by one in Istanbul were put up on the screen. It is still not clear with whom they met in Turkey. However, the timing itself is very important, because the point was made that they returned to Moscow to carry out a terror attack on 8 MarchInternational Women’s Day, a sacred date on the Russian calendar. Had they done so on that day, the effect would have been catastrophic for the presidential elections in Russia one week later.
  However, per Sixty Minutes, it was determined that Russian state security on 8 March was too tight for the terrorist mission to succeed and the United States decided to pull the plug on that operation. Note that this is approximately the time when Victoria Nuland tendered her resignation at the State Department (5 March).  The possible causal link here surely deserves attention by my peers in the U.S. ‘dissident’ community...
..The Ukrainians decided to proceed with the terror attack a week after the Russian presidential elections, when it lost most of its rationale.  They did so over the objections of Washington...
..In general, the mood of panelists and of the host Solovyov himself is now changing in a cardinal manner: Ukraine is seen as an enemy state and the sooner it is finished off the better. There was talk last night on the need for missile strikes to flatten the presidential palace in Kiev along with all military and other decision making government centers in the capital.
  As we have observed repeatedly over the past two years. President Putin has been a voice for moderation and restraint, resisting actions that might precipitate WWIII That is clearly coming to an end when his own FSB director names the United States and the UK as planners of the biggest terror attack in Russia in 20 years.

  Gilbert Doctorow explains the above and more in this (13 min) Indian TV interview: 
Moscow Terror Attack | Russian FSB says US, UK and Ukraine behind Moscow attack | What's the truth?

  In just thirteen minutes, four Kalashnikov rifles, knives, and plastic bottles of gasoline, discharged by four men,  were not enough to kill and injure so many people as have been accounted for to date in the Crocus City Hall attack in Moscow.
  More than half those examined so far in post-mortems “died as a result of the fire from exposure to high temperature and combustion products”, according to Alexander Bastrykin, the chief investigator in his public report to President Vladimir Putin on Monday night.  Post-mortems have yet to be reported for one-third of the 139 dead counted by Bastrykin; no analysis of the cause of injuries to 182 of the surviving casualties has been reported yet; 93 of them remain in hospital... 
..Yevgeny Krutikov, a writer with military intelligence sources, reported in Vzglyad: “It can be assumed that the weapons were stored in the terrorists’ cache for a long time and not too carefully – the machine guns sparkled during the shooting. This indicates damage to the barrel or breech (dirt got inside the barrel).”
  Recruitment of the shooters; pre-placement of weapons and ammunition; accommodation and advance payment to the gunmen;  purchase of the car they used; communications and coordination; exit undetected in the crowds escaping the building;  and the escape route to the Ukraine border through Bryansk region – the evidence of these details prepared over weeks and months indicate a much larger organization than the four shooters formed with seven others  already arrested and under interrogation.
  What they know and will tell is likely to reveal a sophisticated command-and-control system which knew how vulnerable the target was, how to maximize the killing in the shortest possible duration, and at the same time allow escape for the attackers – which is almost unprecedented
 in the recent history of mass terrorist attacks in Russia. .
  That’s to say, the command knew — the shooters and their accomplices didn’t. There was advance reconnoiter of the Crocus City Hall so that the shooters knew the route they followed inside the building and then out under cover of fire and smoke, which erupted faster than they were able to shoot almost half of their ammunition which they left behind.
  Did the command also know that Crocus City Hall and the surrounding mall were operating without adequate fire alarms, smoke and carbon monoxide detectors, sprinklers, and emergency ventilation, none of which has been reported by eyewitnesses?  Was the building targeted because the command knew it was constructed without fire-resistant structural supports, allowing ceilings and roof to cave in, choking or crushing those beneath to death?
 ..For the time being, the only evidence connecting the four shooters to the Ukraine is the direction they were taking when their vehicle was stopped by the security forces. In a shootout the car overturned, and three of the gunmen fled into the forest beside the road, leaving one man injured in the car...
..What is evident so far, including from the line of Tajik accomplices now making formal appearances in a Moscow court, is the absence of ideology or religiosity of the radical Islamic type; and ignorance of  where their orders and money were coming from, and why. This non-evidence points to the Ukraine as strongly as the road the four shooters were taking when they were caught.  
  Their subsequent demeanour in brief videoclips after capture, in hospital, and in court confirms what the military blogger Boris Rozhin calls “dumb hysteria…behaviour [that is]  typical in a situation where the actions of terrorists do not have a deep ideological basis. This is the case of the Crocus gunmen, where the sole motivation is only money. Already in the moment of flight, the criminals realized what they had committed and, since the terrorist attack was not supported by ideology, the militants were seized with animal fear for their own lives. Therefore, during the interrogation, they are ready to tell everything, cry and so on, just to stay alive.”  
  The Russian intelligence agency investigations now under way, according to Krutikov, are tracing the “Telegram accounts through which the terrorists received instructions, including during their departure from the crime scene. Most likely, it is this branch which directly links the investigation with the Ukrainian direction due to the indication of a specific square at the border crossing.” ...
..Prosecutor-General Igor Krasnov said to Putin:  “These atrocities have a common goal – to intimidate people, to destroy the unity of our people. Their performers, customers and curators will inevitably be punished. That is why the most important task for Russia remains to achieve the goals of a special military operation.”  Putin had said the same thing the day before...
..Konstantin Malofeev (Malofeyev), owner of the Tsargrad media group in Moscow, has published several policy calls under the slogan, “the internal threat has turned out to be no less serious than the external one”...
..For the time being, there has been no impact of the Crocus attack and the Moscow media debate on the operational or strategic plans under way in the Ukraine. The intensification of the General Staff’s offensive along the line of contact in the Donbass; in the electric war against Kharkov and other cities east of the Dnieper River; and in the missile attacks on targets from Kiev to Lvov – reported here   — commenced before the Moscow events; they are continuing as planned.
  “Those in political command who have been favouring an outcome to the war that falls short of regime change in Kiev and extension of demilitarization to the Polish border,” observes a Moscow political source, “have lost their voice since Saturday night.”

​File under: "He who smelt it dealt it": Top U.S. Officials Warn of Major Terror Attack on America Following Moscow Massacre

Russia defying UN sanctions on North Korea – FT​ , Moscow has been reportedly exporting oil directly to Pyongyang despite a ban​  (Duh!)

MV Dali Hitting Key Bridge in Baltimore - Track and Video Analysis​ (The container ship had reversed thrust and was barely creeping forward when it hit. Fine analysis.)


Cat sent this 51 second video, pointing out flashes on the bridge structure, which could have been something like thermite charges. I'm not sure one way or the other.

​  Investigators Probe 'Dirty Fuel' In Baltimore Container Ship Disaster Amid Mid-Atlantic Supply Chain Crisis​ 
  Catastrophic supply chain snarls are materializing in the Mid-Atlantic area after a container ship rammed a 1.6-mile-long bridge at the Port of Baltimore, causing the bridge to collapse and paralyzing terminals along the port.
​  Before we shed more color on the worsening supply chain issues, a new Wall Street Journal report cites people familiar with the investigation into the crash as saying contaminated fuel could've contributed to the container ship "Dali" losing power.
​  According to a Coast Guard briefing report viewed by the WSJ, Dali's lights began to flicker about an hour after the ship began steaming down the marine channel out of the Baltimore Inner Harbor.
​  "The vessel went dead, no steering power and no electronics," said an officer aboard the ship.
"One of the engines coughed and then stopped. The smell of burned fuel was everywhere in the engine room, and it was pitch black," the officer said, adding that the vessel didn't have time to drop anchors before hitting the bridge. Minutes before the crash, officers on the ship issued a mayday call to the Coast Guard.
​  Fotis Pagoulatos, a naval architect in Athens, said contaminated fuel could seize up the ship's main power generators and result in a complete blackout and loss of propulsion.
​  During a press conference, Jennifer Homendy, chair of the National Transportation Safety Board, said an investigation is underway to review the vessel's operations and safety logs and black box recorders to determine what happened in the moments leading up to Baltimore's biggest industrial disaster in several generations.

What to know about the ripple effects of the Baltimore bridge collapse

​  Police Scotland to Stop Investigating Crimes While Enforcing New Anti-Free Speech Law
​  As it prepares to investigate every report it receives under the new Hate Crime Act, Police Scotland admits that a separate plan to stop investigating crimes like theft and criminal damage will help criminals.
​  A Police Scotland pilot in Aberdeen which was deemed a “success” means “more than 24,000 offences a year will no longer be allocated to a front-line officer.”
​  The body refused to tell the Telegraph which offences would not be investigated, asserting that it would provide criminals with a “tactical advantage”.

​Maybe before all of us who clearly remember that day finally die?  CIA Secrecy on JFK Points to Criminal Culpability , Jacob G. Hornberger

  Meryl Nass MD,  Louisiana's Senate just *UNANIMOUSLY* passed a bill that denies that any communication from the WHO, UN AND WEF may be used as a basis for action within the state!!!  Actually very similar to my model state resolution. WHAT a message this sends!

​  The Sovereignty Coalition/ Door to Freedom backgrounder for lawmakers on the proposed transformation of the WHO
Please read and share this brief but comprehensive summary of what is afoot widely

​  (Worse than Pfizer) People who receive Moderna’s COVID-19 vaccine have a greater risk of developing chronic hives, according to researchers in Denmark.
The Danish Medicines Agency review of data from Denmark and the European Union validated a safety signal that arose for chronic hives, or chronic urticaria, and Moderna’s shot, the agency said on March 20.

​  Article: Are water cycles the missing piece of the climate crisis puzzle?
The most prestigious sources of climate “news” and “information” miss the biggest part of the puzzle. They are not even talking about the role of water cycles and ecosystems. Here’s why.

​  Putting the "Biotic Pump" mechanism back to work:  Thanks Rob de Laet.
Restoring the earth’s damaged temperature regulation is the fastest way out of the climate crisis. Cooling the planet with plants

Microclimate Engineer (pictured in vegetable garden microclimate)